13 May 1835 Will of William Pike of Woolwich, Kent, late Master Sailmaker (proved 30 August 1836)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1866

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In the Name of God Amen
I William Pike of Samuel Street Woolwich in the County of Kent late
Master Sailmaker in His Majestys Dock Yard Woolwich in the County aforesd
but now pensioned by Order of The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
being of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament
in manner following (that is to say) First I desire to be interred in the vault
which I have built under the Wesleyan Chapel Mary Amis Buildings
Deptford in the County of Kent aforesaid and where my late wife three of my

sons and daughter now lie And I direct that my funeral may be as nearly
as possible in the same style and manner with that of my late Wife Secondly
as to such worldly goods as it has pleased God to endow me with I dispose of
them as follows To Mrs Sarah Stone of Samuel Street Woolwich with whim I
now reside in return for the unwearies kindness and attention which she has
paid me in the several sicknesses with which it has pleased God to afflict me I give
all my household furniture china plate linen and pictures with the sum of
thirty pounds over and above of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid
her by my Executors (hereinafter named) out of my personal estate  Thirdly I
will and bequeath to Miss Sarah Stone daughter of the above named Mrs Sarah
Stone the sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to
be paid as above out of my personal estate  Fourthly I will and bequeath 
the remainder of my personal estate consisting of all such sum or sums of
money as may be due and owing to me at the time of my decease on any
policy or policies of Insurance from the Royal Exchange Life Insurance Office
with such sum or sums of money as shall be standing in my name in the
Three per Cents Consolidated Bank Annuities and any other sum or sums of
money as shall be in my possession or owing to me in any way whatsoever at
the time of my decease together with my wearing apparel and books after
payment of the legacies thereinafter mentioned my just debts funeral expences
and the expence of proving this Will to my two sons John and George Pike
share and share alike And whereas I have heretofore lent my son George
Pike the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds I hereby will that this sum
of Two hundred and fifty pounds be included as part of the share which he
is to receive of my personal estate And I do hereby nominate and appoint my
said son George Pike and Joseph Jacobs of High Street Woolwich Sailmaker
Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and
making void all former and other wills and Testaments by me made I
declare this and this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament And
I give and bequeath to my Executor Joseph Jacobs the sum of five pounds
for the trouble he shall take in the execution of this my last Will In Witness
hereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of May in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five
William Pike   LS   Signed sealed published and
delivered as and for the last Will and Testament of the within named
William Pike in the presence of us who in his presence and in the 
presence of each other have signed our names as Witnesses thereto
Thos Burroughs    George Wm Roome

Proved at London the 30th August 1836 before The Worshipful
John Danbeny Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of George
Pike the son and Joseph Jacobs the Executors to whom Administration
was granted having been first sworn duly to administer

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