28 February 1721 Will of Richard Pyke of Pewsey, Wiltshire, gentleman (proved 15 June 1722)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/585

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In the Name of God Amen
I Richard Pyke of Wick in the parish of Pewsey in the County of
Wiltes Gent being of Sound and Disposing mind memory and

understanding Doe make this my last Will and Testament as followeth I give
to my Couzins Elizabeth Pyke and Jane Pyke Spinsters daughters of my Uncle
Henry Pyke of Wick aforesaid Gent One Hundred pounds apeece to be payd
within Twelve monthes after my decease by my Executor herein after
named Item I give  to Sarah Neate of Pewsey aforesaid Daughter of Mr
Thomas Neate One hundred pounds to be paid her in Twelve months time after
my decease and I give to Thomas Cheyney of Oare in the Parish of Wilcott In
the aforesaid County of Wilts Gent One hundred pounds to be paid as the
other legacyes are made payable All the Rest and Residue of my Estate 
Goods and Chattells whatsoever and wheresoever my Debts and Funeralls
being first paid and Satisfied I give Devise and bequeath unto my abovesaid
uncle Henry Pyke whom I appoint Executor of this my Will and I doe revoke
all former Wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and
Seal the last Day of February Anno Domini 1721  Richard Pyke Signed
Sealed published and Declared by the Testator to be his last Will and
Testament in our presence and by us witnessed in his presence Wm Gerrard
The marke of John Portlock Fran Sadleir junr

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 15 June 1722]
Decimo quinto Die mensis Junii Anno Domini Millesimo
septingentesimo vicesimo secundo
Henrici Pyke Executoris

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