2 May 1650 Will of William Pike of Cambridge, baker (proved 2 July 1650)

The original will can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/213

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In the name of God Amen
The second day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and
Fifty I William Pike of Cambridge in the County of Cambridge Baker being at this
present weake in body yet of a sound and perfect minde and memory the Lord be praised Doe
make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following (vizt)
First and principally I committ and comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty god
my loveing Father in Jesus Christ verily beleiveing through the only death and merritts
of my alone Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus to have the full and free pardon of all my
sinns and to be made partaker of Everlasting glory And I will my body shalbe decently
buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named as neere as may be to my
Father and mother in the parish of St Bennetts where I now dwell And for those
earthly goods which god of his bounty hath given me I dispose of them as followeth
that is to say Inprimis I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife all my Messuages Lands
tenements and hereditaments whatsoever scituate lyeing and being in the towne and
bounds of Fordham in the County of Cambridge aforesaid to have and to hold all my
said Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto
the said Margarett my wife her heires and assignes to the only use and behoofe of
the said Margarett my wife her heires and assignes for ever Item I give & bequeath
unto Mary Price now wife of John Price of Cambride aforesaid Forty shillings
of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto every brother and 
sister which I have liveing in this world at my death five shillings a peece to buy every
one of them a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Pettit of 
Cambridge aforesaid Publiq Notary fower pounds of lawfull mony of England And
to Frances now wife of the said Richard Pettit tenn shillings of like money to buy her
a paire of gloves Item I give unto the poore people which shall swell in Bennetts
Parish aforesaid at my death twenty dozen of bread and twenty shillings in mony
to be distributed amongst them upon the day of my buriall Item I give unto the Minister
of Gods word which shall preach at my buriall twenty shillings of lawfull money
of England All the rest of my goods and chattells (my debts and Legacies being paid
and funerall charges being defrayed I give and bequeath unto the said Margarett my
wife and I make and ordaine the said Margarett my wife sole Executrix of this my last
will and testament I revoke all former wills by me made In wittnes whereof to this my
last will and testament I have put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above
written William Pike Sealded subscribed acknowledged and delivered by the said Testator
the day and yeare first above written in the presence of John Chaplin Richard Pettit Nory
publiq and of me Robert Kerington

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 2 July 1650]
Secundo die mensis Julii Anno Dni Millimo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo
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Margareta Pike relict dict defunct et Executricis


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