Source: TNA, PROB 11/1274
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I Thomas Pyke of the Town of Falmouth in the County of Cornwall (partner in Trade with John McDowell of said Town) considering the uncertainty of life do hereby make this my last Will and Testament by which I do appoint my Good Friend and acquaintance Thomas Croggen Senr of Penryn and my Good Friend and acquaintance William Hambly of Falmouth whole and Sole Executors in Trust to all the property and effects that may be found belonging to me any where any particularly, what may be found belonging to me upon settling the partnership accs with John McDowell, which I desire to be done in the following manner the Stock to be taken an account of at prime Cost, and to remain with said John McDowell thinks proper to allow Five pr Cent pr Annum for what my Capital may prove to be, and to give such certain Security for the amount as my Executors In Trust may require and approve, in Case said J McDowell do not think proper to take the Stock there for it to be sold in the best manner my Executors in Trust may think proper and my Capital then to be laid out in the most secure and advantageous manner my Executors in trust may think proper, and whatever the produce of my effects may be I desire my Executors in Trust to dispose of it in the following manner To my affectionate and beloved wife Mary Pyke I give an annuity of Forty pounds Pr Annum to be paid quarterly (that is to say) including what she may receive from the fourth Annuitants Security, the remainder to be made up from ther income of my effects making in all forty pounds pr annum as well I give unto my said Wife as much Household Furniture as she may require and my said Executors in Trust may think proper to give for Furnishing of four Rooms To my Nephew William Harris I give two hundred pounds provided my effects will beare the income of One thousand pounds Sterling cl??e to my Daughter Patty Pyke and in case my effects should not leave One thousand pounds cl??e to my Daughter Patty Pyke, then give said Wm Harris in proportion as two hundred is to One thousand pounds unless my effects may be under Five hundred pounds if so then to give Wm Harris only ten pounds To my Nephew Charles Harris i give Ten pounds To my Sister Eliza Brooke I give One hundred pounds provided my effects will produce One thousand pounds for my Daughter Patty Pyke otherwise to have in proportion as One hundred is to one thousand and if my effects doth not produce Five hundred pounds for my Daughter Patty Pike this my Sister is only to have Ten pounds To each of my Executors in Trust I give Ten pounds as a token of respect and esteem Lastly after observing the foregoing directions and paying all my Just Debts I give and bequeath the whole of my effects unto my Daughter Patty Pyke to remain in Trust with my said Executors Thomas Croggen Senr and William Hambly until my said Daughter Patty Pyke may attain the eighteenth year of her age In witness hereunto I set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety two Thomas Pyke LS Witness E Brook S Prichard This Will as proved at London the fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six 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 Oath of Thomas Croggen the Nephew of the deceased and William Hambly the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the Deceased having been first Sworn by Commission duly to adr
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