6 June 1749 Will of Simon Pyke of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, leather seller (proved 1 June 1754)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/809

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In the Name of God Amen
I Simon Pyke of the Parish of Sain Clement Danes in the
County of Middlesex Leather seller Do make and ordain this to be
my last Will and Testament Imprimis for and in consideration
of a Marriage Portion already paid by me to Joseph Burnthwaite
of the Strand Linnen Draper Husband to my daughter Jane
I give and bequeath to my said daughter Jane the Sum of
Two Hundred Pounds Item I give and bequeath to my
daughter Elizabeth Pyke the Sum of Five hundred Pounds Item
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pyke the Sume of
Five hundred Pounds to be paid to the said Elizabeth and
Sarah on their attaining to their Ages of twenty one years or
Marriages if contracted with the Consent and approbation of
my Executors or one of them Item I give and bequeath to my
sister Elizabeth Tallman of Steart in the County of Wilts Widow
the Sum of ten Pounds Item I give and bequeath to my 
Servant Elizabeth Nairn the Sum of Forty Pounds besides all
Arrears of Wages due to her at the time of my death for
and in consideration of her Fidelity in my Service and bringing
up my Children to be paid to the said Elizabeth Nairn
within two Calendar Months after my death Item I give and
bequeath to my Brother John Pyke of Clare Street in the 
County of Middlesex Grocer the Sum of Five Pounds Item to
my Son in Law Joseph Burnthwaite of the Strand in the said
County Linnen Draper the Sum of five Pounds Item I give to
Mr Richard Holland of Newgate Street in the City of London
Leather Seller the Sum of five pounds My Will and desire is
(that in case I should die in or within ten Miles of London)
to be Buried as near as possible the remains of my late
Wife in Covent Garden Church Yard and that my Funeral
Expences do not much exceed the Sum of Fifteen Pounds As to
the residue of my Estate I give and bequeath the same to
my said three Daughters Share and Share alike on their
attaining to the Ages of twenty one years or days of Marriage
Item in case it shall happen that any or either of my said
Daughters should die before they attain to the Age of twenty
one years or if Married without Issue lawfully begotten on
their Bodies That then and in such Case the Share or Proportion
of such Daughter or Daughters shall go to and be divided between
the Survivor or Survivors or to hers or their Children if any
share and share alike Lastly I appoint the said John Pyke
Joseph Burnthwaite and Richard Holland Executors of this my
Will and revoke all former or other Wills by me heretofore
made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and
seal the Sixth day of June in the year of Our Lord 1749
Simon Pyke  Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and
Testament in the presence of Us who have hereunto set our hands
in his presence  James Castle Junr  William Pearman
Fre: Vauvert


This Will was Proved at London the first day of
June in the year of Our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred
and fifty four before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of
Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of John
Pyke Joseph Burnthwaite and Richard Holland the Executors
named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted
of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased
being first Sworn duly to administer




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