8 July 1729 Will of John Pyke of London, tallow chandler (proved 17 October 1730)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/640

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pyke Citizen and  Tallow Chandler of London
being infirme of body but of sound and disposeing mind and
memory (praise be therefore given to Almighty God for the
same yet Calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and how
certaine wee are to dye and yet the time when most
uncertaine do therefore make publish and declare this my
last will and Testament in manner and forme following (that
is to say) First and principally I commend my soule into the
hands of Almighty God my Creator Trusting to be saved and
received into Eternall Rest by and through the meretorious
passion and death of my only Saviour and Redeemer Jesus
Christ And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently
buryed according to the discretion of my Executrix herein
afternamed And as for touching and concerning all such
temporall Estate whatsoever as it hath or shall please God
to bless me withall at the time of my decease I do hereby
give and bequeath the same as follows (vizt) Imprimis I
give devise and bequeath unto my deare and loveing wife
Ann Pyke All those my two Freehold Messuages or
Tenements Scituate lying and being in Cratched Fryars
in the parish of St Olaves Harts streete London now in the
tenure or occupation of one Charles Philpott with the
appurtenances unto them belonging (Saveing and except a
small peice or parcell of ground next adjoining to the
Front Messuage or Tenement there being taken out of
the dwelling house of my late Uncle Thornbury and since
added to the Messuage or Tenement now in the occupation 
of Henry Seale Wine Cooper Item I give devise and
bequeath unto my daughter Prudence Edmonds her
heires and assignes for ever the said small peice or parcell


of ground hereinbefore excepted but my but my will and meaning is that
the Owner Tenant or occupier of my said presmisses shall from
time to time and at all times necessary at reasonable times to 
enter and come upon the said peice or parcell of ground with
workemen or others to cleanse and amend the sinke or
water course there belonging to one of my said Messuages or
Tenements Item after my said wifes decease I give devise
and bequeath unto my son Edward Pyke and his heires 
forever my said two Messuages or Tenements he paying to
my two daughtors Eleanor Thorp and Ann Trew the sume 
of Fifty pounds a peice and to each of their Children Tenn
pounds a peice But if my said Sonn should dye before my
said Wife   (which God forbidd) without issue then I give
devise and bequeath my said Two houses unto my said
three daughters Prudence Edmonds Eleanor Thorp and Ann
Trew To hold to them and their heires forever as Tenants 
in Common and nott as Joint Tenants Item I give to my said
wife the life money and all my moneys at interest together
with all the rest and residue of my goods and chattells 
whatsoever which I shall dye possessed of or anywaies
intituled unto and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said
wife full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
hereby revokeing and makeing void all other Wills by me att
any time heretofore sett my hand and seale this Eighth  day of
July 1729 And my mind is that if my said Sonn shall dye
without issue that the sume of Twenty pounds shall be paid
to the widow of my said sonn (that is to say) Tenn pounds by
my said daughter Prudence and Five pounds a peice by my
said daughters Eleanor and Ann John Pyke signed
sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us and wee
subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in the presence
of the said Testator (the words unto my sonn Edward
Pyke and his heires forever being first interlined as was
likewise added the Clause after the date before the Execution
Samuel Wood Thos Course Tho Worledge

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 17 October 1730]
decimo septo die Mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millesimo
septingentesimo et tricesimo
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Anna Pyke vidue Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis


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