12 May 1716 Will of Elizabeth Pyke of Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, widow (proved 17 February 1727)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/614
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In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Pyke widow of  Peckham in Camberwell
Parish in the County of Surrey being weake in body but of sound and
perfect minde memory and understanding praised be God there-
fore Do make and publishe this my last Will and Testament in
manner and forme following Imprimis I bequeath my soule into the
hands of Almighty God my Creator assuredly trusting through the
meritorious death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus for
the salvation thereof at the last day and my body to the Earth 
there to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor and
Executrix herein after named And as for those worldly goods
wherewith it hath pleased God in his mercy to bless me withall I
give bequeath and dispose of them in manner and forme following
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my sonn James Petley and 
my daughter Elizabeth Petley if my sonn Thomas Pyke and 
my daughter Mary Pyke dye before them without issue of their 
bodies lawfully begotten All that my Messuage or Tenement 
Barne stable outhouses edifices and buildings with their appur-
tenances comonly called or knowne by the name of little Moreden
or Darken hole and all and singuler the lands arrable pasture
and wood lands therunto belonging and therewith usually lett
occupied and injoyed with their appurtenances scituate lying
and being in the parish of Leiah next Tunbridge in the County of 
Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of John Wells or his
assignes I give unto them the aforesaid James Petley and Eliza-
beth Petley and their heires forever to be equally divided 
betweene the aforesaid James Petley and Elizabeth Petley As
I have a right of disposeing and as I am impowered so to doe by
my Marriage Settlement made by my late husband Thomas Pyke
dated on the Thirtyeth day of June One thousand six hundred
Ninety and seaven Item I give unto my sonn James Petley my
sonn Thomas Pyke my daughter Elizabeth Petley and my daugh
ter Mary Pyke to each of them Decent Mourning I give my two
wedding Rings to my sonns that which is with the two hearts 
united graved I give unto my sonn James Petley and the other
that was inamelled I give unto my sonn Thomas Pyke Item I 
give unto my sister Margaret Abbis Twenty shillings for a 
Ring and to my sister Ley   Tenn shillings for a Ring and
to my sister Haydon Tenn shillings for a Ring and to the poore
of Packham where I now live Twenty shillings And after all my

Funerall charges legacies and debts are satisfied discharged and paid 
Item I give unto my daughter Mary Pyke All and singuler my goods
Chattells plate household stuffe money debts dues and demands
whatsoever and wheresoever And I do constitute and appoint my son
James Petley and my sister Margaret Abbis to be my Executor and
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament revokeing all former
Wills by me made And if it shall please God that I shall dye before 
my daughter Mary Pyke is capable of takeing care of her selfe I
desire that my sonn James Petley and my sister Abbis will take
the care of her Education In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth
Pyke ahve tot his my last Will and Testament sett my hand and
seale dated the Twelfth day of May in the second yeare of the
reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George by the Grace of God King
of Greate Brittaine France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c
Annoq Dni One thousand seaven hundred and sixteene  Elizabeth
Pyke sealed signed and published to be the last Will and Testament
of the said Elizabeth Pyke in the presence of us whose names are
hereunder subscribed as Witnesses thereunto in the presence of the
Testator A Leg Katharine Haydon Sarah Ord

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 17 February 1727]
decimo Septimo die Mensis Februarii Anno Domini Millesimo
septingentesimo vicesimo septo
Margareta Abbis Executricis 

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