5 February 1848 Will of William Pike of Devonport, late clerk (proved 25 September 1849)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/2100

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This is the last Will and Testament
of me William Pike of Morrice Square Devonport late a Clerk in her
Majesty's Dock yard Devonport now superanuated First I will that my
just and lawful debts if any and all funeral and testamentary expences
be paid and satisfied I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Jenny
Pike all arrears of pension due to me all my ready money all interst
that may be due at my decease for money in the public stocks and funds
in my name all arrears of rent for a tenement situate at Wilcove in
the County of Cornwall called Wilcove Haven Parks all my house
hold goods and furniture plate books bed and table linen china
and wearing apparel for her own sole use and disposal After the

death of my said wife I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane
Pike four hundred pounds to my daughter Sarah Pike two hundred
pounds to my daughter Anne Pike four hundred pounds to my
daughter Elizabeth Johnson two hundred and fifty pounds to my
daughter Catherine Pengelly Martyn one hundred pounds the whole
of these sums to be separate and apart from any present or future
husband or husbands of my said daughters not liable for his or their
debts or engagements nor subject to his or their control or management
and the receipt or receipts of my said daughters is to be a sufficient dis-
charge for the said sums notwithstanding their coverture I give and 
bequeath unto my son William Pike one hundred and fifty pounds
and to my son Anthony Blanchard Pike five pounds also after the 
decease of their said mother All the rest residue and remainder of
my estate and effects whatsoever the same may be I give and bequeath 
to my said wife for her sole use and disposal as she may think
proper in addition to what I have before bequeathed to her And
in order that my wife Jenny Pike may not be subject to the 
control of her children it is my Will and direction to my Executor
and Executrixes hereinafter named that they pay over to my said
wife from time to time as the same may become due All the income
that may arise from my estate and effects to be laid out by her for
the maintenance of herself and any of her children that she may
see most fitting without the control of any child or children that 
she may then have living All the aforesaid legacies bequeathed 
to my children are to be secured to them by investing in the Govern-
ment funds in the names of my Executor and Executrices hereinafter
named such part of the sum that will become due at my death on
a Policy of Insurance effected upon my life with the "West of 
England Assurance Company" for one thousand pounds as may
be found necessary for the purpose in addition to the funded
property already invested in my name in the Three and quarter per
cent stocks And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint
my said wife Jenny Pike my said daughter Jane Pike and my
son William Pike Jointly Executrixes and Executor in trust of
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making
void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore
made ratifying and confirming this to stand for and be my only
true last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this fifth day of February in the year one
thousand eight hundred and forty eight  William Pike  LS
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator William
Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
who in his presence aand the presence of each other at the same
time affixed our names as witnesses hereunto  Samuel Tuckey
Joseph Childs

Proved at London 25th September 1849 before the Judge
by the oaths of Jenny Pike widow the Relict Jane Pike spinster
the daughter and William Pike the son the Executors to whom
Admon was granted having been first sworn the said Jenny
Pike and Jane Pike by Comon and the said William Pike
before The Worshipful Frederic Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and
Surrogate duly to administer

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