20 January 1703 Will of John Pyke of St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex (proved 15 November 1708)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/505

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pyke of the parish of St Giles in the Feilds in the
County of Middlesex Gent being going into parts beyond
Sea and considering the perrills thereof doe make and ordaine
this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following
(that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into
the hands of Almighty God And my body I committ to the earth
and for such worldly Wealth as it hath pleased God to bless me
with I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis my
mind and will is that my just debts and Funerall charges shall be first
paid and Satisfied Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter
in Law Sarah Pike to and for the use of her Daughter Elizabeth
Pyke ten pounds Item I doe will order and direct that the one half
of all such Sume and Sumes of money as my son William Pyke
shall have received of my pay due and to grow due aboard the
Horse Galley and have in his hands not otherwise disposed off
by my order at the time of my decease shall be paid to and
for the use of the said Elizabeth Pyke my Grandaughter Item
I give and bequeath unto my said Grandaughter Elizabeth Pyke
when she shall attaine the age of one and twenty years or day
of marriage the one third part the same into three equall
parts or shares being divided of all such ready money goods
chattells and personal Estate			which I shall dye
possessed of or itnerested in ^ I give devise and bequeath unto my		^ Item All the rest residue
										  and remainder of my ready
										  money Goods Chattells and
										  Estate both real & personal
										  which I shall dye possessed of
										  or interested in

said Son William Pyke to hold to him his heires and Assignes for ever
And of this my last Will and Testament doe make and ordaine
my said Son William Pyke Sole and absolute Executor hereby Revoaking
and makeing void all former and other Will or Wills Testament
or Testaments by me made or declared by word or in writeing
and this to be taken as and for my last Will and Testament
and none other In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my
hand and Seal the twentieth day of January anno Domini one
Thousand seaven hundred and three and in the second year
of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Queen Anne of England &c
John Pike  Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John
Pyke as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of
(after the word ten pounds was interlined) Joshua Durhan
Tho: Salmon S?io at St Martins Lane End  Robert Hodges his

[the subsequent paragraph is in Latin and appears to grant probate on 15 November 1708]
Decimo quinto die Mensis Novembris anno Dni Millesimo Septingentesimo Octavo
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