22 February 1841 Will of Elizabeth Pyke of Monkleigh, Devon, spinster (proved 20 April 1841)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1944

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In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Pyke of Monkleigh in the County of Devon Spinster being of
sound mind do make and declare this to be my last will and testament I give
and bequeath to Emelia Brown Pyke wife of my brother Joseph Pyke all my
wearing apparel jewels furniture and whatever belongs to me at my brother's
house the Channtry I give and bequeath to my brother Joseph Pyke all my
freehold lands situate in the Parishes of Chudleigh Alwington Abbotsham
Northam and part of an estate called Lake to him and his heirs for ever All
the rest Residue & Remainder of my goods chattels and estate whatsoever 
I give and bequeath to my said brother Joseph Pyke whom I hereby constitute
and appoint whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament
Given under my hand and seal this twenty second day of February one thousand
eight hundred and forty one  Elizabeth Pyke  LS  In the presence of us & at my
request have signed our names as witnesses hereto  Edmund Herring Caddy
Mary Downing  The Mark of Mary Ann Arnold

Appeared Personally Edmund Herring Caddy of Great
Torrington in the County of Devon Surgeon and Mary Downing of the same
place Spinster and made oath that they are two of the subscribed witnesses to the last
will and testament of Elizabeth Pyke late of the Chantry in the Parish of Monkleigh
in the said County of Devon Spinster deceased bearing date the twenty second day of
February one thousand eight hundred and forty one being the paper writing hereto
annexed And the deponents further made oath that the said deceased signed her
name at the foot or end of the said will on the said recited day of the date all
thereof in the presence of these deponents and also in the presence of Mary Ann
Arnold the other subscribed witness to the said will being all present at the same
time and the deponents and the said Mary Ann Arnold then attested and subscribed
the said will in the presence of the said testatrix as now appears thereon  Edmund
Herring Caddy  Mary Downing  On the 3rd day of April 1841 the said
Edmund Herring Caddy and Mary Downing were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit
before me  I Limebear Hurding Commissioner

Proved at London 20th April 1841 before the Judge by the oath of
Joseph Pyke the brother the sole executor to whom Admon was granted
& having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer




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