Source: TNA, PROB 11/1875
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I Sophia Pyke of Somerset Cottage Kingsdown in the Parishes of St James & St Paul in the County of Gloucester & Wife of William Pyke of the City of Bristol being desirous to settle my Worldly Affairs do hereby make & declare this to be my last Will & Testament as follows I hereby give & bequeath to my daughter Sophia Pyke her Heirs Executors and Assigns for her sole use & disposal the Capital sum of One thousand pounds which was invested in the Navy 5 Pr Ct Government Annuities by and under a certain deed of Settlement executed by my said Husband William Pyke securing the said Capital sum of One Thousand pounds for my sole use right & disposal & vested in consequence by the trustees under my late Fathers Will in the joint names of John Holcoul Esqr of Marlborough and Henry Pyke Esqr of Wick House in the County of Wilts Trustees in my behalf under the said deed or marriage Settlement I also hereby give & bequeath to my said daughter Sophia Pyke her Heirs executors and assigns for her sole use & disposal all other monies or securities for moneys which I may have or be in any way entitled to at the time at my decease or afterwards and also dividends which may have accrued or be due or the said Capital sum of One thousand pounds secured to me under the said marriage settlement whether the same then be invested in Government securities or in any other manner as well as on any other monies or securities for moneys I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease for her sole use interest benefit and disposal and I hereby appoint her my said daughter Sophia Pyke to be my sole Executrix to this my last Will & Testament And I hereby revoke all other and former Wills and do declare this to be my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have to ??? sheet of paper set my hand & seal and have declared this to be my last Will & Testament in the presence of two Witnesses who have in my presence and in the presence of each other signed their names respectively as attesting Witnesses to my signing and delivering and declaring this as my last Will and Testament Sophia Pyke April 26th 1826 LS Signed sealed & delivered & declared to be the last Will & Testament of the said Sophia Pyke in the presence of us who in her presence & in the presence of each other hereby subscribe our names as attesting Witnesses to her execution of this instrument the word assigned being erase & the word under being interlined previous to execution William Vincent No 3 Devonshire Buildings Redcliff Cresent in the Parish of Beaminster County of Somerset Clementina Vincent Wife of the said William Vincent Proved at London 7th March 1837 before the Worshipful John Danben Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the Oath of Sophia Pyke Spinster the daughter the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted limited so far only as concerns all the right Title and interest of the deceased in and to a certain sum of L1000 & all interest and dividends now due and hereafter to grow due thereon & all the profit produce & increase therefrom arising and all benefit & advantage to be ??? received & taken therefrom which under & by virtue of a certain Indenture of Settlement bearing date the 1st November 1804 She had a right to appoint & dispose of & hath appointed & disposed of accordingly but no further or otherwise or in any other manner whatsoever she having been first sworn duly to admr On the 25th March 1837 Admon of the rest of the Goods Chattels & Credits of Sophia Pyke (heretofore Wife of William Pyke) formerly of Somerset Cottage Kingsdown in the Parishes of Saint James and Saint Paul in the County of Gloucester afterwards of Clarendon Square Somers Town in the County of Middlesex but late of Gravesend in the County of Kent Widow deceased was granted to Sophia Pyke Spinster one of the natural and lawful Children of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer
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