Source: TNA, PROB 11/1612
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I Ann Thomazine Pyke of Appledon within the Parish of Northam in the County of Devon spinster do make my last will and testament as follows I give and devise and bequeath all the real and personal Estate property and Effects whatsoever of which I am seized or possessed and to which I am intitled in any manner howsoever unto the Revd Peter Wellington Furse of Great Torrington in the said County Clerk and admiral John Wickey of Barnstaple in the said County their heirs executors admors and assigns according to the nature of the interest therein respectively upon trust that the said Peter Wellington Furse and John Wickey and the survivor of them his heirs executors or admors do and shall permit and suffer my mother Jane Pyke and her assigns to receive and take the rents profits dividends interest and annual income and produce of my said estate property and effects to and for her and their own benefit during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after the decease of the said Jane Pyke upon trust to permit and suffer my sister Elizabeth Pyke and her assigns to receive and take the rents profits dividends interest and annual income and produce thereof to and for her and their own benefit for and during the term of her natural life and from and after the decease of the Survivor of them the said Jane Pyke and Elizabeth Pyke upon trust that the said trustees and the Survivor of them his heirs executors or admors do and shall convey assign and transfer my said real and personal Estate property and effects unto my sister Jane Farley Husband and my brother John Pyke and Joseph Pyke equally between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants their heirs executors admors and assigns according to the nature of the interest therein respectively but in case the states of East Bowden and Ford in the parish of Brodsford be or shall become the property of my said Brother John Pyke according to the intent and meaning of my late Fathers will then it is my will and I do hereby declare and direct that my said trustees and the survivors of them his heirs executors or admors do and shall convey assign and transfer my said real and personal Estate property and effects from and after the decease of the survivor of them the said Jane Pyke and Elizabeth Pyke unto my said sister Jane Farley Husband and my Brother Joseph Pyke equally between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants their heirs executors Admors and assigns according to the nature of the interest therein respectively and in that case I do also declare and direct that my said Brother John Pyke shall not be entitled to any benefit under this my Will nor have I made any mention of my brother Samuel Pyke from the full conviction he has had his share of the the Family property by my late uncle Pykes will I appoint the said Peter Wellington Furse and John Wickey executors in trust of this my last Will and testament and I further declare and direct that it shall be lawful for my said trustees and the Survivor of them his heirs executors and admors to deduct retain and pay all the expences which shall attend their execution of the trusts of this my Will out of any trust property or effects which shall come to their hands respectively by means of this my Will and that one of them shall not be answerable for the other of them nor for the acts receipts neglects or defaults of the other of them notwithstanding either of their joining in any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and also that they or any of them shall not be answerable for the insufficiency or deficiencey of any securities stocks or funds in or which the trust property or any part thereof shall be laid out or invested nor with or for any other loss or damage which shall happen to the trust estate unless the same shall happen by or through their own wilful neglect or default in witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed and set my hand and seal on the eleventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixteen Anne Pyke LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Ann Thomazine Pyke the Testatrix as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Mary Furse Frances Lake Mary Long Proved at London 7th January 1819 before the Judge by the Oaths of the Reverend Peter Wellington Furse Clerk and John Wickey Esquire the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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