7 May 1717 Will of Mary Pyke of St Martin in the Fields, widow (proved 27 May 1717)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/558

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In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Pike of the parish of St Martins in the Fields in the Liberty
of Westminster in the County of Middlesex Widow being weake in
Body But of sound mind and memory doe make this my last
Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills In the first
place I resign my soul into the hands of God who gave it and
my Body to the Grave to be decently buryed at the discretion 
of my Executor hereafter named And for that portion of Worldly
Goods which the Lord had lent me my Will is that they be
disposed of in manner following, Imprimis I give and bequeath
to my Cousin Mary Hawkins now in the house with me In
Consideration of her great Care and trouble during my Illness the
sume of Fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Britain
Item to my brother Kingsman and his wife I give the sume of
Fifteen pounds to buy them mourning Item I give to my cousin
Mary Hawkins before mentioned I give my best Gowne and petticoat
Item I give to Mrs Bewly the Coalmans wife that is my Tenant
my stuff Gown and petticoat lyned with a yellowish silk and a
good black quilted petticoat and a muslin apron All the rest of 
my wearing apparrell both silk worsted and callicoe and all my
wearing lynnen I give to my maid servant Elizabeth Furnace
Item I give and bequeath all my Lands Tenements and
Hereditaments whether Freehold or Copyhold scituate lying and
being in the County of Wilts to my uncle Robert Seymour and
his heires for ever And likewise all my plate Houshold goods and
money and all my personal Estate whatsoever after the payment
of my debts Legacys andFunerall Expences I give to the sayd

Robert Seymour whom I make and constitute my full and 
sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witnesse
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this seventh
day of May In the Third year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne
Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britaine France and
Ireland King &c Annoq Domini 1717  Mary Pyke  Signed Sealed
and delivered in the presence of us  Samuel Clark Thomas Culley
William Bewly

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 27 May 1717]
vicesimo septimo die Maii
Anno Domini Millesimo septingentisimo decimo septimo
Roberti Seymour avunculi dictae defunctae et Executoris in dicto
Testamento nominati 

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