Source: TNA, PROB 11/129
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Thomas Pyke of Ilmister in the Countie of Somerset gent beyng sicke of bodye but of perfect remembrannce (thankes be to god) the fourteenth daye of Januarye Anno Domini one thowsand six hundred and sixteene in the presence and heering of John Paule of Sea in the Countie of Somerset yeoman James Drewe of Pismerche husbandmn and Katherine Gill wife of Robert Gill of Sea aforesayed husbandman did make his last will and testament Nuncupative in manner and forme folowing First he gave to his sonne German Pyke all his estate right title and interest which he had of and in a Tenement in Chellington and the Lease thereof Item he gave unto his sonne William Pyke the somme of one hundred poundes of lawfull money of England and all his estate righte title and Interest which he had in certayne groundes lying in Dillington called Bywells within the parish of Ilmister aforesayed and the Lease thereof And of his sayed last will and testament he made and ordayned Katherine Pyke his wife and xpofer Pyke his sonne executors Signum Johannis Paule Signum Jacobi Drewe Signum Katherine Gill Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 15 March 1616] decimoquinto die mensis Marchii Anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo decimo sexto [to] Katherine Pyke relicte dicti
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