6 September 1720 Will of Joanna Pyke of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex (proved 14 November 1720)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/576

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In the Name of God Amen
I Johanna Pyke of the parish of St Martin in the Feilds
in the County of Middx Widow Relict and Executrix of my late
Husband William Pyke Senr deced being but in an indifferent
state of Health but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory
Praised be Almighty God considering the uncertainty of this
transitory life And that all flesh must yeild unto death when it
shall please God to call do make and ordain this my last Will and
Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and
principally I commend and resigne my Soul into the hands of Almighty 
God my Creator assuredly trusting that by the merits of his son Jesus
Christ he will pardon and forgive me all my Sins and my body I commit
to the Earth whereof it is made to be buryed at the discretion of my
Executrix hereinafter named in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection at the
last day and for such worldly wealth as it hath pleaesd God to bless
me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis my just debts
and funeral charges being first paid and Satisfied Item I give
devise and bequeath unto my Nephew Edward Arne belonging to the 
Company of Upholsters of Exeter Exchange the Sume of Ten pounds

Sterling Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Sister Christian
Remington Widow the Sume of Ten pounds Sterling Item I give and
bequeath unto my Son in Law William Pyke One guinea for a Ring Item
all the rest residue and remainder of my ready money Gold Plate
Jewells Household stuffe Messuages Tenements Shares in the Company of
Upholsterers at Exeter Exchange goods Chattells and estate whatsoever
both reall and personal which I shall dye possessed of or interested in
I give devise and bequeath unto my loving Neice Elizabeth Baker
Wife of John Baker of the parish of St Martin in the Feilds and of
this my last Will and Testament I do hereby make nominate and
appoint my said Neice Elizabeth Baker Sole and absolute Executrix
hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will or
Wills Testament or Testaments by me made or declared by word
in Writing and this to be taken as and for my last Will and Testamt
and none other In Witness whereof I the said Joanna Pyke have
hereunto set my hand and Seale the Sixth day of September Anno
Domini 1720 and in the Seventh yeare of the Reign of our
Soveraigne Lord King George &c  Johannah Pyke  Signed Sealed
published and declared by the said Joanna Pyke as and for her
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have Signed our
names in the presence of the Testatrix  Ibell Hechstetter Daniel
Milward Chars Cade S???r at Charing Cross

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London
on 14 November 1720]
decimo quarto die mensis Novembris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo Vicesimo 
[to] Elizabetha Baker Executricis

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