21 February 1777 Will of George Pyke of St Andrew Holborn, Middlesex, organ builder and clock maker (proved 30 May 1777)

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In the Name of God Amen
I George Pyke of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn
in the County of Middlesex Organ Builder and
Clock maker being weak in body but of sound and
disposing mind and memory yet considering the 
uncertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain
this my last Will and Testament in manner following
First and principally I commend my Soul to God who
gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be 
decently Interred at the discretion of my Executrix 
herein after named and as to such Worldly Estate
as God of his Goodness hath bestowed upon me 
I give and dispose thereof as follows (that is to say
I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife 
Catherine Pyke her Heirs Executors Administrators 
and Assigns for ever all and every my Freehold
Copyhold and Leasehold Estates whatsoever and 
wheresoever together with all my Goods Chattels Debts
Personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind
soever (after payment of my just Debts) to and for
her and their absolute use And I do hereby constitute 
and appoint my said dear Wife Catherine Pyke
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby
annulling all Will and Wills by me at any time 
heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said George
Pyke the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and
Seal the twenty first day of February one thousand
seven hundred and seventy seven George Pyke LS
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
George Pyke the Testator as and for his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us who at his
request and in his presence and in the presence 
of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses
James Gray  Henry Holland  Walter Williams

This Will was proved at London the thirtieth
day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and seventy seven before the
Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate
of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight
also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of 
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted
by the Oath of Catherine Pyke Widow the Relict of 
the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said 

Will to whom Administration was granted of all and
singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said 
deceased having been first Sworn duly to administer

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