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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