10 April 1697 Will of Mary Pyke of Washenbrough, Lincolnshire (proved 13 July 1699)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/451

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In the name of God Amen
The Tenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1697 And in the Tenth
yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord William the Third
by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland
King Defender of the Faith &c I Mary Pyke Spinster daughter
of Timothy Pyke of Washenbrough in the County of Lincolise being 
sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect memory considering
the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to settle 
things in order Doe make and declare these presents to containe
my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First
I commend my Soule ino the hands of Almighty God my Creator 
And my body to the Earth to be decently buried according to the
discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching my
worldly estate of which it hath pleased God to bless me withall I
doe give and dispose the same as followeth First I doe give and
bequeath unto my loving Uncle John Pyke Tenn pounds I alsoe
give and bequeath unto my Cozen John Pyke his sonn twenty
pounds and unto my Cozen Nathaniel Pyke his other sonn Tenn
pounds I alsoe give and bequeath unto Mr James Nalton Tenn
pounds and unto Ann Ussell Twenty pounds I also give and bequeath
unto my loving Friend M? Elizabeth Scott Tenn pounds for her
greate care of me in my sickness and unto her daughter M?
Sarah Scott Tenn pounds I also give and bequeath unto Mr
Thomas Scott her sonn Five pounds and unto Mary the daughter
of William Edwards Five pounds I also recomend unto my Father
Mr Timothy Pyke to dispose of to poore Friends or Acquaintance
in Lincolnsheire as he shall judge most deserving the summe of
Twenty pounds Lastly all the rest and residue of my estate which at
the time of my death I shall be possessed of which shall then belong
and of right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto
my deare and loving Father Mr Timothy Pyke And I doe nominate

and appointe him my said Father full and sole Executor of this
my last Will and Testament And I doe hereby revoke and make
voyd all other Wills and Deeds of Guift by me at any time heretofore
made and doe publish and declare these presents to containe my last
Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten Mary Pyke Signed
sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the
above named Mary Pyke the Testator in the presence of us Tho
Scott Jane Colchester Tho Clarke

Probatum apud London fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 13 July 1699]
Decimo tertio die mensis Julii Anno Domini Millimo sexce??mo nonagemo nono
Timothei Pyke patris 

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