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 [to] Anna Pyke vidue Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis
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