Source: TNA, Prob/11/363
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In the name of God Amen The Seaven and Twentieth day of August Anno Dn 1680 And in the Two and Thirtieth yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ire Land Defendor of the Faith ?? I George Pyke of Istleworth in ?and Middx gent being (God be praised) of sound and perfect mind and memory and mindfull of mortality Doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following (vizt) First and principally I Comitt and Comend my Soule into the hands of Almightey God my Creator And most mercifull Father hopeing and ?erely beleiveing To have the full and Free pardon of all my sinnes and to be ??ade partake of Eternall Glory through the ??????? of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer And my body I Comitt to the Earth to be decently buried in the Church yard of Istleworth aforesaid in the north side thereof And fo such goods and possessions as it hath pleased God in his goodness to give unto me I doe dispose them in manner and forme following (vizt) whereas I the said George Pyke have according to the Custome of Istlewort Lion in the County of Middx Surrendered into the hands of the Lords of the same mannn?? All those my Two Customary Cottages or Tenements with the buildings yards gardens and appurtennts to them belonging And alsoe All those my Five acres of Customary Land being a Cherry orchard and the Brickwalls with thappurtennts thereunto belonging ?????? lying and being in the East Field of Twickenham in the said County of Middx in a Furlong there called B?tt peice To the use and behoof of such person or persons their heirs and Assigns To whom I the said George Pyke by my last will and Testament in writing under my hand and seale shall give devise or appoint the same As by the same Surrender being Recorded in a Cour?holden for the said m????? The ????? and Twentieth day of March Anno Dn 1676 may appeare Now I the said George Pyke doe hereby give and devise my said Two Customary Cottages or Tenemts Five Acres of Land and other the premisses with their their and every of their appurtemts unto Edward Scraven of Horton in the County of Bucks gent his heires and Assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath unto James Scaven gent the sum of Fifty pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Scaven his brother Tenn pounds of like lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto Maude Scott their sister now the wife of [blank] Scott gent the sume of one hundred pounds of like money Item I give and devise unto the said Edward Staven his heires and Assignes forever All those my Two Closes of Land Lying att a place called Park hills within the said parish of Istleworth Together with the Rents issues and proffitt thereof now in the tenure of Richard Ball Gardner Item I give and bequeath unto John Champion of Istleworth gent Fifty pounds of Law full money of England Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Champion of the same place Spinster the like sume of Fifty pounds of like lawfull money Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Bottele? of Istleworth aforesaid widdow my hangings window curtanes and curtaine rodds in both my Lodging Roomes And my Iron Bark ???? Grate and Andirons in my Kitchen Chimney and all my Glassse Bottles Item I give and bequeath unto my sister in Law Grace Dabee widdow Tenn pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my Goddaughter Mary Groom spinster daughter of Thorpe Groom of St Martins in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Cordwayner the summe of Fifty pounds of like lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Elias Pyke of Isleington in the County of Middlesex victualler Tenn pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen John Pyke of Stowell in the County of Wilts The sume of Fifty pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto William Pyke brother of the said John Tenn pounds of like lawfull money Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Middleton now wife of Francis Middleton of the Citty of Durham Barber Forty pounds of like money Money Item I give and bequeath unto my very loving Friend Daniell Hewitt of Northumberland house gent my new Bedd and Furniture and all other goods belonging to me and now in my Chamber there Item I give and bequeath unto my Friend Paul Gibbs of the said house Gardener Five pounds of good and lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my servant Margarett Hudspeth Twenty pounds My Ea??yest Bible The bedd in the Garrett whereon she lyeth And all things belonging thereunto Two paire of my Courser sheets and F???er pounds to buy her mourning Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the parish of Istleworth aforesaid the sume of Five pounds to be delivered by my Executors hereafter named To the Churchwardens and overseers of the poore of the same parish to be distributed by them forthwith after my decease unto the poore people of the same parish Item I give and bequeath unto Mrs Bottelers Five servants Tenn shillings apeice of like lawfull money Item All the rest and Residue of my goods Chattells ready money Rights Creditts and personall Estate whatsoever not hereby disposed off (my debts being first paid and Funerall Expences discharged) I doe give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Edward Stawen and Robert Stawen whom I doe hereby make and ordaine Executors of this my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I the said George Pyke to this my last will and Testament Conteyned in Two sheets of Paper besides the peice of Sheete) have sett my hand to every sheete and my seale unto the whole being fixed together with a Labell the day and yeare First above written / Geo: Pyke / Signed sealed and published on the day of the date hereof by the said George Pyke the Testator To be his last will and Testa ment in the presence of us John Page Timo: Heddin Will: Weston /A statement in Latin looks as though the will was probated at London in September 1680.
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