Source: TNA, PROB 11/1458
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This is the last Will and Testament of Rebecca Pyke of the Parish of Tinsbury in the County of Somerset widow I give and devise unto my right Heirs as Tenants in Common all and every my right and rights of Advowson and all and singular my Right Interest Property and Claim to patronage administration and presentation and ????? disposition of whatever nature or description the same is or are or however frequently happening or occuring of in and to the Vicarage of the parish and parish Church of Chiew otherwise Chiew Magna with the Chapp???y of Doundry annexed in the County of Somerset aforesaid and also of in and to the vicarage and Rectory of the parish and Parish Church of Be??ing Barbour in the County of Devon and also of and in all and every other Vicarage and Rectory in the said Counties or either of them with their respective rights privileges in?????es Heredits and Appurtenances To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of my right ???? for ever as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants I give and bequest the sum of One Guinea unto each of my Grand Children which shall be living at the time of my decease Also I give and bequeath unto the Reverend William Br????ll Barter of Timsbury aforesaid Clerk Master of ????? The Reverend John ??????ett of Winford in the County of Somerset aforesaid Clerk the Sum of One hundred and thirty four pounds upon the Trusts and for the intents and purposes herein after expressed and declaring of and concerning the so???? (that is to say) upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Admors of such Surviv do and shall pay and apply the sum and every part thereof unto or to and to the use support and benefit of my Daughter Elizabeth Dowling wife of John Dowling of Dundry aforesd Gentleman in such proportions at such time or times in such manner and for such purposes as she my said Daughter Sarah during the term of her natural life either verbally or in writing under her hand direct which said sum I hereby will and declare shall not be subject or liable to the Controul Debts or Engagements of her said Husband but shall from time to time and at all times during the natural life of my said Daughter be subject to her own and sole use direction and disposition in the same manner as if she were a feme sole and unmarried and for which her Receipt shall be the only discharge but in Case the whole of the said sum of one hundred and thirty four pounds shall not have been disposed of by my said Daughter or to ?r for her use in her life time then it is my will and I do hereby direct that my said Trustees and the Survivor ?? them and the Executors and Admors of such Survivor do and shall pay such part thereof as shall remain in their hands undisposed of at the time of her decease unto and equally between all the Children of my said Daughter if more than one as shall be living at the time of her decease share and share alike and if but one child then to pay the same to such only child but in Case my said Daughter shall happen to die without leaving and Child to Survive her then upon Trust to pay the same unto my own legal Representatives All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Real and personal Estate Goods Chattels Moneys and Securities for Money Debts rights Credits and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and not hereinbefore given and disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto before named Trustees William Brude??ell Barter and John Hammett To hold to them the said William Brudewell Barter and John Hamm??ett and the Survivor of them and the Heirs Executors and Admors of such Survivor upon the several Trusts following (that is to say) upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the heirs Executors and Admors of such Survivor do and shall with all Convenient speed next after my decease either by publick auction private sole or otherwise as they in their discretion shall think proper convert into Money all such part and parts of my said Estates as shall not already consist of Money and shall also call in and Compel payment if necessary of all such parts thereof as shall consist of Money and shall at the time of my decease be out on Security at Interest or otherwise and also Co??ert and get in all such Debts which shall or may be due and owing unto me at the time of my decease then upon Trust in the first place to satisfy and discharge all my Debts my Funeral Expences the charge or proving this my will and the Legacies herein before given and bequeathed and after full payment thereof respectively then upon Trust to invest the Rest and Residue of such the produce of my said Estate and Effects in the purchase of ??????? of the Parliamentary Stocks or Funds of Great Britain or to put and place the same out at Interest on some Real Security as they in their discretion shall think proper in their own names or in the Name of the Surivor of them or the Executors or Admors of such Survivor and then upon Trust to pay apply and dispose of all and singular the Dividends Interest and other proceeds of such Funds or Securities or upon which the said Monies shall be so invested or advanced as aforesaid and as the same shall from time to time become due and be received unto or for the use support and Maintenance of or the Care trouble and attention given and afforded unto my Daughter Sarah Pike for and during the term of her natural life in such way and manner as they in their discretion shall think fit and proper and as my said Daughter Sarah Pike shall or may require and direct and further it is my will and desire and I do hereby direct that in Case my said Daughter Sarah Pike shall in the Judgement and Opinion of my said Trustees or the Survivor of them through attention or otherwise require more Comforts attention and a?comodations than the Dividends Interest and proceeds aforesaid can afford or supply her with that then and in such Case my said Trustees and the Surivior of them and the Exectuors and Admon of such Survivor do and shall and they are hereby fully authorized and empowered to advance any part or proportions of the principal sum and sums of money so to be invested and advanced as aforesaid which my said Daughter Sarah Pike shall or may require or think proper to have advanced so as such sum or sums do not amount in the whole unto more than the sum of three hundred pounds and from and after the decease of my said Daughter Sarah Pike and the full payment and discharge of all her Funeral Expences which I hereby direct shall be paid by my said Trustees out of such dividends Interest and proceeds as aforesaid upon Trust to pay one Moiety or equal half part of the Dividends Interest and proceeds which shall be produced and received from the sum and sums of Money to be so invested and advanced as aforesaid or so much thereof as shall then remain inappropriated or unapplied as aforesaid unto my aforesaid Daughter Elizabeth Dowling and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own proper and separate use and benefit apart from her present or any future Husband and for which her receipt shall be the only discharge and from and after the decease of my said Daughter Elizabeth Dowling upon Trust to pay assign and transfer the said Moiety or equal half part of such sum and sums of Money as aforesaid together with such dividends Interest and proceeds as shall or may be due thereon unto and equally between all such Children of my said Daughter Elizabeth Dowling if more than one as shall be living at the time of her decease share and share alike when and as they shall severally and respectively attain their ages of twenty one one years to and for their respective proper uses and if but one Child then to pay the same unto such only Child and in the mean time to pay and apply such Interest Dividends and produce for and towards their respective Maintenance and Education and upon this further Trust to pay the other or remaining Moiety or equal half part of such Dividends Interest and proceeds to be produced and received as aforesaid unto my Daughter Rebecca Crang wife of John Crang of Timsbury aforesaid Gentleman and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own proper and separate use and benefit apart from her present or any future Husband and for which her receipt shall be the only discharge and from and afte rthe decease of my said DAughter Rebecca Crang upon Trust to pay assign and transfer the said last mentioned Moiety or equal half part of such sum and sums of Money as aforesaid together with such Dividends Interest and produce as shall or may be due there?? unto and equally between all such Children of my said Daughter Rebecca Crang if more than one as shall be living at the time of her decease share and share alike when and as they shall respectively attain their ages of twenty one years to and for their respective proper uses and if but one Child then to pay the same to such only Child and in the mean time to pay and apply such Dividends Interest and produce for and towards their respective Maintenance and Education and to for or upon no other Trust use end intent or purpose whatsoever and it is my will that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Admors of such Survivor shall not be liable or Compellable to pay the Moieties of the said sum and sums of Money so as as aforesaid respectively hereinbefore given unto the Children of my said Daughters Elizabeth Dowling and Rebecca Crang on the events of their respective deceases ^ Nor shall they or either of them be ^ as aforesaid until ???e to answer or make good any loss which shall the Expiration of or may happen to the before mentioned Estates and twelve Months Effects in placing out the Money thereby produced next after their according to the Directions of this my will or in respective deceases transacting for forming or executing any of the Trusts hereby in them reposed Nor shall either of them be answerable or accountable for the Acts Deeds Receipts or Disbursements of the other of them but each of them for his own separate Acts Deeds Receipts and Disbursements only and I do hereby direct that my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Heirs Executors and Admors of such Survivor shall and may pay and reimburse themselves and himself out of the aforesaid Trust Estate and Effects all such reasonable and necessary Costs Charges and Expences which they either or any of them shall or may bear pay be put unto or sustain in or about the Execution of this my will or any of the Trusts hereby in them reposed And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint them the said Willian Brundewell Barter and John Hammett Executors In Trust of this my Will hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my only last will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in Four Sheets of paper to the three first sheets thereof setmy hand and to this fourth and last sheet my hand and seal the thirieth day of November One thousand eight hundred and six Rebecca Pyke signed sealed Published and Declared by the Testatrix Rebecca Pyke as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the prsence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the Interlineations of the words "which said sum" I hereby " between the twenty third and twenty Fourth lines of the first sheet the word "when" between the seventeenth and eighteenth lines and the words "then to pay the same unto such only Child" between the eihteenth and nineteenth lines of the third sheet of such will having been first made Jane Elizabeth Crang Sa???orne Pal??er John Evans This Will was proved at London the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven before the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of the The Reverend William B??dewell Barter and John Hammett Clerks the Executors named in the said will to whom administration of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said deceased was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer
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