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 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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