Source: TNA, PROB 11/1958
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I Wilberforce Pike of Combs Croft House Tottenham hereby make this my will and testament I give and bequeath all my property of every kind in my present possession or in expectancy to my dear Wife Frances Pike And I appoint her and my brother in law James Vincent Executors of this my last Will As witness my hand this twenty eighth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty one Wilberforce Pike Witnesses to the signing of this will the day above mentioned John Gregory Pike Godfrey Theophilus Pike I also appoint my Brother Washington Pike as one of the Executors of my Will Witness my hand thie eighteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred & forty one Wilberforce Pike Witnesses John Gregory Pike Elizabeth Vincent In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Goods of Wilberforce Pike deceased Appeared Personally Godfrey Theophilus Pike of the Manor House School Stoke Newington int he County of Middlesex Dissenting Minister and Elizabeth Vincent (Wife of James Vincent of Upper Edmonton in the same County Schoolmaster) and made oath as follows And first the said said Godfrey Theophilus Pike for himself made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament hereto annexed bearing date the twenty eighth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty one of Wilberforce Pike formerly of Combs Croft House Tottenham in the County of Middlesex but late of Silver Street Edmonton in the same County deceased and that on the twenty eights day of April aforesaid the said testator duly executed his said Will by signing his name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this appearer and of John Gregory Pike the other subscribed witness thereto they being both present at the same time and this appea rer and the said John Gregory Pike then attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said testator and of each other And the said Elizabeth Vincent for herself made oath that she is one of the subscribed witnesses to the Codicil to the said Will bearing date the eighteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty one and that on the eighteenth day of May aforesaid the said testator duly executed his said Codicil by signing his name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this appearer and of John Gregory Pike the other subscribed witness thereto they being both present at the same time and this appearer and the said John Gregory Pike then attested and subscribed the said Codicil in the presence of the said testator and of each other Godfrey Theophilus Pike Elizabeth Vincent On the 9th day of February 1842 the said Godfrey Theophilus Pike and Elizabeth Vincent were duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit Before me F T Pratt Sec Charles Tebbs Noty Pub Proved at London with a Codicil the 12th February 1842 before the Worshipful Thomas Blake Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Frances Pike widow the Relict one of the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to James Vincent the other Executor named in the Will and Washington Pike the Brother the Executor named in the Codicil when they shall apply for the same
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