17 January 1758 Will of Margaret Pyke of Brixton Deverill, Wilts, widow (proved 9 January 1759)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/843

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I Margaret Pyke of Brixton
Deverill in the County of wilts Widow do publish and
declare my last Will and Testament in manner and
form following that is to say First I Give devise and

bequeath unto William Moody Pyke son of my Grand
daughter Mary Moody all that my Freehold Estate
consisting of two Closes of Meadow or Pasture Ground Situate
at South Brewham in the County of Sommerset lately sold
and conveyed by Mr John Hughes to me and my late
Husband William Pyke deceased with the appurtenances
and every part and parcell thereof To hold the same unto
the said William Moody Pyke his Heirs and assignes
forever and as for and concerning all the rest residue
and remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Money Real
and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after
my Debts and Funeral Expences Shall be fully paid off
and discharged I Give devise and bequeath the same
unto my said Grand Daughter Mary Moody and her said
son William Moody Pyke equally to be divided between them
Share and Share alike and I Do hereby nominate constitute
and appoint my said Grand Daughter Mary Moody and
her said son William Moody Pyke Joint Executrix and
Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth
day of January in the year of our Lord 1758  Margaret
Pyke her mark  Signed Sealed Published and declared
by the said Margaret Pyke the Testratrix as and for her
last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have
Subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the presence
of the said Testatrix and also in the presence of each other
Ann Fitz  Joseph Howell  B Fring

This Will was proved at London the Ninth day of
January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred
and Fifty Nine before the Right Worshipfull Edward
Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the
Oath of Mary Moody (wife of Thomas Moody one of the 
Executors named in the said Will To hom administration was
granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits
the said deceased having been first Sworn by Commission
duly to administer the same Power reserved of making
the like Grant to William Moody Pyke the other
Executor also named in the said Will when he shall
Apply for the same

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