2 January 1854 Will of William Pike of St Pancras, waterman (proved 6 July 1855)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/2216

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I William Pike of No 21 Warren Street Fitzroy
Square in the Parish of Saint Pancras County of Middlesex Waterman do
hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do 
declare this to be my last Will and Testament I give and bequeath all my
household goods and furniture debts monies and securities for monies which
may be due or forthcoming due to me at the time of my decease and all insur-
ancies and assurancies and all Policies of Insurance and Assurance and all
Policies of what kind soever and all other my Estate and Effects what-
soever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever unto my beloved
wife Elizabeth Pike to have use control and enjoy fully and freely as her
own and as in her own right so to do and my will is and I do hereby em-
power my said wife to sell and dispose of all or any part of my household
goods and furniture and to receive all or any part of my monies and
Estate and apply the monies arising from such Sale for and to her own

absolute use and benefit And I also empower my said wife by any Deed or
Deeds or by her last Will and Testament in writing to settle dispose of and
bequeath unto any person or persons whomsoever all or any part of my
real or personal estate and effects in such manner as she shall think most
fit and proper and I appoint my said wife the whole and sole Executrix
of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this second day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and fifty four  William Pike  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 and at his request
and in the presence of each other all being at the same time present have
subscribed our names as witnesses hereto  Charles Fuller  John
Edy  Jany 2nd 1854

Proved at London the 6th July 1855 before the worshipful George
Edward Hughes Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Elizabeth
Pike widow the Relict the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted
having been first sworn duly to admr

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