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In the name of God amen The Twenty daye of Febru ary in the yeare of owre lorde god 1575 and in the Eightenth yeare of the raigne of owr soveraigne ladie Elizabeth by the grace of God of Englande France and Irelande Quene defender of the faith &c I John Pyke of Bygginge in the parishe of Mycham wthin the Countie of Surrey yeoman beinge whole of mynde and in good and perfect remembrannce praise be unto Almightie god make and ordaine this my pnte testament concerninge here here my laste will in manner and forme followinge Firste I commende my Soule to Almightie god my make and redemer and my bodie to be buried in the parrishe Church of Micham Item I will that all such debtes and duties as I owe of right or of conscience to anie parson or parsons be well and truly contented and paide by my Executrix hereafter named Item I will and bequeath my mancon house of Bigginge wthall the landes and tenementes thereunto belonginge or wth the same usually devised in manner and forme Follow inge That is to say I bequeath the saide mancon howse wth all the landes and tenementes thereunto belonginge or wth the same usually divised unto Barbara my wife for and duringe the tearme of fowretene yeares next after my decease to and for her owne use and behoofe to thin tent for the better bringinge upp of my children And I will and bequeath the residue of my yeares and whole entereste then to come in and to the saide mancon howse landes and tenementes aforesaide after that the saide xiiii yeares are expired and ended unto my sonne Ni cholas And if it fortune my saide sonne to dye before the saide tearme of yeares and interest to him so by me bequeathed be expired and ended Then I bequeath the same unto the eldest sonne of his bodye lawfully begotten And in like manner to his seconde and thirde sonne one after a nother Provided alwaies my will and mynde is so longe as my saide wife doth continue unmaried That so longe she shall have and occupy the saide mancon house landes and tents after thende and determinacon of the saide fowretene yeares to and for her owne use to and for thintent aforesaide this my saide bequest nor anie thinge therein contained unto my saide sonne and to the sonnes of his bodie lawfully begotten or to anie of them to the contrary notwthstandinge And if she marry Then I will that my saide wife shall have but xiii yeares onely from my decease And also it is my will mynde and meene That if it fortune my saide wife doe dye before the saide fowretene yeares or the remainder limited uppon the same are expired the kepinge her selfe still a wedowe That then ymediatly after he de cease I will the remaine of the yeares and interest then to come of and in the saide mancon howse landes and tenementes to remaine and be unto my saide sonne and to the heires males of his bodye lawfully begotten in manner and forme above saide And if it fortune my sayde sonne and heires males of his bodie lawfully begotten (wch god presence) to decease before the whole Tearme and intereste then to come in the saide mancon howse landes and tenements be ended and determined I will the reasedue of his yeares and interest then to come of and in the saide mancon howse landes and tenementes unto my daughters then livinge and to the Children of such my Daughters as then shall be dead equally to be dePARted amongst them And for that my saide sonne shoulde not be altogether destitute at the time of entringe into the saide ferme I do bequeath unto him of my goodes for his better helpe and maintenannce as followeth That is to saye tenne of my best oxen to be delivered him or the worth thereof as they are to be valued by myne ovrseers hereafter named at such time as it shalbe his channce to have the saide Ferme in manner and forme aforesaid Item I give him one carved bedsted of walnuttre wth the whole furniture to the same belonginge and used viz one bolster one pillowe one paire of Sheetes price twentie shillinges two blanketts one Coverlett one fetherbed and one mattryce Item more to my saide sonne thre kine two Sowes thre yearelinge hoggs the best brasse pott the best brasse panne and the Cawdron nowe standinge in the furnace Item I give him one newe long Carte a paire of newe wheeles shodden wth ??? yokes and Chaines for tenne oxen one plowe and twoe paire of harrowes tyned wth ??? Item more unto him tenne quarters of rye thre quarters of wheate of barly fowre quarters otes five quarter of Tares halfe a quarter of ??????? quarter of beans halfe a quarter all wch thinges above named or the price thereof as they shalbe valued by myne ovrseers after my Death I will to be delyvred him at such time as he shall have the saide ferme as is afore saide Also my will and mynde is That if my wife do marry as is before saide That she her Extors or Administrators at the ende of the saide fowrtene years shall leave or cause to be lefte tenne Acres of Arable Rye lande followed and readie for the feede and five Acres of wheate lande in like manner And if it fortune my saide sonne doe die before my wives fowrtene yeares of and to my saide mancon howse of Bigginge wth the landes and tenementes thereunto belonginge are expired and ended Then I will all such thinges to him bequeathed his interest and tearme of yeares of and in my saide mancon howse of Bigginge wth Thapputennces to him by me bequeathed after my wifes fourtene yeares excepted and forprised unto Barbara my wife forever Provided and it is my will mynde and intent That my wife do honestly maintaine my saide sonne in all nedefull thinges for a Childe and to bringe him upp in learninge (yf he be apte therefore) so longe as she shall contynue in her handes the thinges to him by me bequeathed or els uppon her defalte herein I will that she at thappointment of my overseers or one of them if thother be dead delivr the same to and for his use into the handes of one or twoe of my trusty frendes that they shall thinke good of wthin one yeare after such defaulte by her made And for that I hope my Daughters wilbe obedient and lovinge unto theire mother and be advised by her and other theire frendes I give unto evry of them as followeth First I bequeath unto Ellinr my eldest daughtr Twenty powndes and to Dorathie, Franncis, Mary, Katherine, and Barbara my Daughters to everye of them Twentye pouwndes a pece to be delivered to everye of them when they shall accom plishe thage aforesaide and come to theire lawfull ages of twenty one yeares or els be maryed And if it fortune anie of them to dye before they accomplishe thage aforesaide or not marryed be fore that time That then her or theire porcons of her or them so deceassinge to be and remaine unto her sister of sisters then being alive And if they all channce to die before the time above saide Then I will the whole prorcons to remaine to Nycholas my sonne for ever And if my sayde sonne channce to die Then I will the same unto Barbara my wife forever And my will is yt my wife shall have the occupienge of my Daughters porcons and legacies duringe theire nonages or marriage she putinge in sufficient suretie for the same Item I give to my Sister mystres Do rathye Butlande one Angell of goulde for a token of remembrannce Item to my Cosin mystres Mary Watton twelve pence Item to my Cosin Frannces Rutlande six Shillinges Eight pence to my Cosin Wm and Jone Rutlande twelve pence a pece for tokens of Remembrannce Item to every one of my sisters six shillinges eight pence apece Item to my brother Rafe Pike one busshell of malte and one other of rye The reasidue of all my goodes and Cattells and Debtes after my Debtes paide my funerall expences PERformed and those my legacies con tayned in this my Testament fulfilled I wholy give and bequeath to Barbara my wife And of this pnte testament I make and ordaine my saide wife my whole and sole Executrix I make and ordaine Overseers of this my laste will and Testament my brother in lawe Mr Nicholas Nycholas Rutlande and my brother Henry Pike and for theire paines herein and aboute the same to be taken I give every of them Twentie Shillinges apece And I utterly revoke and anull all and every other former Testamentes wills legacies bequestes Executors and overseers by me in anie wise before this tyme made named willed and bequeathed Wrytten the Daye and yeare above named in the pnce of us hereafter named By me Nicholas Rutland Thomas Walton Junior By me John Hedgworth By me Willm Hadworth Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 3 December 1576] Tertio Die mensis Decembris Anno Dni Millimo Quingentesimo Septuagesimo sexto [to] Anthonii Calton notarii publici procuratoris Alicie Pyke Barbare Pyke Relicte et Executricis
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