3 May 1762 Will of John Pyke of St Andrew Holborn, Middlesex, watchmaker (proved 13 May 1762)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/876
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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pyke of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in 
the County of Middlesex Watchmaker being weak in 
body but of perfect Mind and Memory praised be God for 
the same Do make publish and Declare this to be my last 
will and Testament in manner and form following that 
is to say First and principally I commend my soul into the
hands of Almighty God and my body to be decently buried
by Mr Howlett in a private manner with one coach and 
one Hearse in the same vault with my late wife Item I 
do hereby order and direct that all my just debts be well
and truly paid and satisfied and likewise my Funeral 
Expences Item I do hereby order and direct that all my
Household Furniture (plate excepted) and all and every
my Clocks Watches Stock in Trade and also my Capital
Musical Machine shall be disposed of by Auction as soon
as conveniently may be after my Decease Item I Give
devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Bushell
the sum of Twenty pounds of lawful money of Great
Britain Item I Give devise and bequeath unto my Son
George Pyke the sum of One hundred Pounds of like
Money to be paid him as soon as my said Goods shall
be disposed of and not before And also the Leases of 
the House I now dwell in and the House next adjoining
in Brownlow Street but the Tenants to remain in the 
said Houses unmolested for three Months at least Item 
I Give devise and bequeath unto my Daughters Sarah
Godfrey and Ann Riviere the sum of Ten pounds apiece
to be paid to them as soon as conveniently may be and
if any of my saidDaughters shall interrupt or distrub my
Executors in the Execution of this my said Will I do hereby
Order and direct that such respective Daughters Legacy 
hereby given shall be forfeited to them and given in equal 
proportions to the others who shall acquiesce in the
disposal of my Estate according to this my said Will Item
I Give devise and bequeath unto Mr    Angel
servant to the Princess of Wales and his Wife a Guinea
apiece to buy each of them a Ring Item I Give devise
and bequeath unto Thomas Allen of Finckley Esqr a
Guinea for a Ring Item I Give and bequeath unto
Abraham Dupont of London Watchmaker a Moidore for
a Ring Item I Give devise and bequeath unto my Maid
Servant Mary Nandyke Two Cases of silver handed
Knives and Forks six silver Table spoons a Marrow spoon
a sett of Castors Tip'd with Silver a silver sugar dish
a Tea Chest and Canisters and all my Tea spoons a
Silver Coffee Pot Two Silver Ladles Six Silver Table

Spoons now in Common Use Two silver Salt Sellers and
all my other Silver plate now in use about the House All
the Remainder of my late Wifes Wearing Apparel and her
Linnen and the Box wherein they are contained and a 
Family Bible all which I desire may be delivered unto the
said Mary Nandyke immediately after my Decease and 
all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate both Real
and Personal after my Debts and Funeral Expences and the
Legacies hereinbefore mentioned shall be discharged I do
hereby give devise and bequeath the same unto and amongst
my said Son George Pyke and my Daughters Mary Bushel
Sarah Godfrey and Ann Riviere to be equally divided
between them share and share alike and to be paid to them
respectively upon condition that they accept of and receive their
respective shares without giving any disturbance or
molestation to my said Executors upon forfeiture of their
respective shares to the others who shall quietly receive the
same And I do hereby make ordain Constitute and appoint
the said Thomas Allen and the said George Pyke and 
      Angel joint Executors of this my sd Will and Lastly 
I do hereby revoke Countermand disannul and make void 
all former and other Wills by me at any time herefore made
and do publish and declare these presents to be and contain 
my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the
said John Pyke have to this my said Will contained in
one sheet of paper wrote on four pages set my hand and 
seal the third day of May in the year of our Lord One
thousand seven hundred and sixty two and in the second
year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the 
third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and 
so forth John Pyke Signed Sealed Published and declared 
by the said Testator John Pike as and for his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us (the words) and the said
Thomas Allen being first Interlined Tho Stall John

This Will was proved at London on the
Thirteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and sixty two before the Worshipful Andrew
Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right
Worshipful Sir Edward Simpson Knight Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of George Pyke the
son of the said deceased and one of the Executors named in the
said Will To whom administration was granted of all and
singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased
having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of
making the like Grant to Thomas Allen Esquire and
     Angel the other Executors when they or either of them
shall apply for the same

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