Source: TNA, PROB 11/1695
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In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Pyke of Staddon Hill in the Parish of Northam in the County of Devon do make this my last will and Testament as follows I give and bequeath to my eldest nephew Narcissus Henry Hatherly fifty guineas lawful money of the Coin of Great Britain to be paid at the expiration of six months after my decease and also a large embossed silver Candle Cup I give and bequeath to my nephew John Hatherly all my Silver Coins with a piece of Barb Gold I give and bequeath to my nephew William Collins Hatherly my largest silver ???? box and my silver spectacles which his mother gave me I give and bequeath to my nephew Charles Edmund Hatherly my Silver Funnel I give and bequeath to my niece Catherine Dorothy Hatherly my Diamond Necklace my pair of Diamond Earrings with Drops or Stones of a Pink Colour three in each my diamond Cross Hoop Diamond ring my embossed Silver CoffeePot embossed silver stand for the same also my white Dinnity Bed and window Curtains both trimmed with a Counterpane (white) quilted in Shells also a Damask Table Cloth breakfast Cloth and six Damask Napkins markd E L also all that may be remaining at the time of my decease of blue and white my Nankeen Service of China and all the blue and white china of any description either for Dinner or Tea Service either China or Common wate I mean to be given to my said niece Dorothy Catherine Hatherly also seven red and white china desert Plates five red and white china cups and saucers and five red and white china coffee cups also I give and bequeath to my niece Catherine Dorothy my Feather Bed two pair of plated De??ntor Stands and one plated ???ffer? and stand I give and bequeath to my niece Elizabeth Fortescue Hatherly my brilliant Diamond ring To my niece Alicia Hatherly two diamond pins To my niece Caroline Honoria Hatherly a Diamond ring set in the shape of a heart and silver tea pot and stand and to my niece Sophia Louisa McLain my bracelets of Gold the Diamonds set with it at my death to be given to her Father I give and bequeath my niece Henrietta Hatherly my Gold watch Gold Earrings and gold ring with one diamond in it To my dear Cousin Sarah Mary Drewe I present 5 guineas for a ring with a lock of my hair and to Thomas Stafford Esqr who I love ???st to a brother I give and bequeath my gold ring with my ever lov'd and revered dear mothers hair set in it To my sister in law Elizth Hatherly I give a locket with wove hair consisting mostly of late dear Elizas hair her beloved daughter and to my sister in law Elizth Fortescue Hatherly I give the Ring kindly given me by late Mrs Bucke To Mrs Jane Lethbridge with a lock of my hair I give three guineas for a ring I give and bequeath to my dear faithful Servant Elizth Clibbett six guineas to be paid her on demand and also a small silver piece in the shape of a hear with a Motto engraven on it ?????? to requite "too little indeed a higher recompence is her due I charge by this my last wil and Testament all my effects with my funeral expences and all my just debts whatever I do also by this my last will and Testament liquidate all obligations of debts or securities of any kind from my late brother John Hatherly and I do therefore release his heirs executors or assigns from all payment of the same all the rest residue and remainder of my Chattels and Personal estate and effects whatsoever (not hereinbefore disposed of) I give and bequeath to my brother William Henry Hatherly of the Parish of Abbotsham in the County of Devon and I appoint the said William Henry Hatherly my whole and sole Executor In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seall this nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four Elizabeth Pyke LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Pyke the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presene of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Elizabeth Branton Mary Tulford Whereas Whereas I Elizabeth Pyke of Staddon Hill in the Parish of Northam in the County of Devon Widow have by my last Will and Testament liquidated all obligations of debts and securities due to me from my late brother John Hatherly deceased Now I hereby revoke the same and confirm my said Will in all other respects And as my nephew Narcissus Henry Hatherly has so nobly and handsomely offered to pay me those debts of his late Fathers I hereby exonorate him only from the same on his paying to my nephew Charles Edmund Hatherly the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money which I hereby give the said Charles Edmund Hatherly accordingly And I desire this may be considered as a Codicil to my said will dated the thirteenth day of November One thousand eight hundred and twenty four Eliz Pyke Witness Elizabeth Branton Mary Talford Proved at London with a Codicil 17th February 1825 before the Judge by the Oath of William Henry Hatherly Esqr the brother the sole Executor to whom admon was granted being first sworn by Comon duly to admr
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