21 April 1716 Will of Henry Pyke, servant (proved 14 July 1716)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/553

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In the Name of God Amen
I Henry Pyke now servant to William Guidott Esquire being
indisposed in my health But nevertheless of perfect minde
memory and understanding for which I humbly thank
Almighty God Doe make and ordaine this to be my last Will
and Testament and dispose of such Estate as God almighty
hath been pleased to bless me withall in manner as followeth
Imprimis I give to my dear Mother Amy Pyke of Aldermaston
Widow the sume of Ten pounds to be paid her within six
Months after my death Item I give to my brothers Edward
Pyke John Pyke William Pyke Simon Pyke and Thomas Pyke the
sume of Five Pounds apeice to be paid to each of them within
six months after my death Item I give to my Sister in Law
     Pyke widow of my brother James Pyke a Ring of the value 
of Twenty shillings I give to Mrs Conley who waites on my masters
Lady a Ring of the value of Twenty shillings I alsoe give to Mrs
Mary Bolt a Ring of the value of Twenty shillings all the rest 
and reside of my Goods Chattells and Personall Estate whatsoever
and wheresoever after payment of my debts and Legacys hereby
bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving Wife
Elizabeth Pyke whom I make sole Executrix and Residuary 
Legatee of this my last Will and Testament and desire shele
take care to bury me decently at Aldermaston where I was
borne In Witness whereof I the said Henry Pyke to this my
last Will and Testament have sett my hand and seale this
One and Twentith day of April In the year of our Lord one
Thousand seven hundred and sixteene.  The marke of Henry
Pyke  Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry
Pyke as and for his last Will and Testament in the prsence

of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed 
our names as Witnesses  ?om Benfeild Bartholomew Pitts
J Widmore

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 14 July 1716]
decimo quarto die
mensis Julii Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo decimo
Elizabetha Pyke Relicta

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