25 June 1807 Will of Thomas Pyke of Luton, Bedfordshire, maltster (proved 21 July 1807)

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Pyke of Luton in the County of Bedford
Maltster being I thank God of sound and disposing
mind and memory do make and ordain this my
last Will and Testament in manner following that
is to say I do hereby give and devise all my freehold
and Copyhold Messuages or Tenements Lands
Ground Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever
with their appurtenances the Copyhold whereof I 
have surrendered tot he use of my last will situate
and being in the several parishes of Bury and
Ramsey in the County of Huntingdon unto my
sister Mary Pyke her heirs and assigns To hold the
same to my said  Sister Mary Pyke her heirs and
Assigns for ever subject nevertheless and I do hereby
charge and make chargeable my said freehold and
Copyhold Estates with tand for the payment of the
sums of one hundred pounds of lawful British
money to each of my Cousins the Reverend William
Cooper The Reverend Samuel Cooper and Thomas 
Pyke Cooper (the three sons of the Reverend Samuel

Cooper late of Wistow in the said County of 
Huntingdon deceased) which I will and direct to 
be paid to them respectively within twelve 
months next after the decease of  my said sister
Mary Pyke I give and bequeath unto my sister 
Elizabeth Collington the wife of John Collingtonon
of Folkington in the County of Lincoln Grazier and
to my sister in law Mary Ritchter the wife of 
John Richter of Newman Street Marylebone 
London Artist the four hundred pounds Stock now
in the four per Cents equally between them share
and share alike at the time of my decease and as
to all the rest and residue of my personal Estate and
Effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall
be possessed of interested in or intitled to at the
time of my decease I do hereby give and bequeath 
unto my said Sister Mary Pyke for her own
absolute use and disposal she paying thereout 
all my just debts funeral and testamentary Charges
and Expences and I do hereby constitute and 
appoint my friends William Clapham of the parish
of Luton aforesaid William Burr of Luton aforesaid Gentleman and my said Sister
Mary Pyke joint Executors of this my last Will and
Wills by me at any time heretofore made do
declare this alone to be and contain my last Will
and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas
Pyke the Testator have to this my last Will and
Testament set my hand and seal the twenty fifth 
day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and seven  Thos Pyke  LS  Signed
sealed published and declared by the said Thomas
Pyke the Testator in the presence of us who have hereunto 
subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in his
presence and in the presence of each other 
Joseph Mead  Anthony Sherlock  Wm Parsons

This Will was proved at London on the
twenty first day of July in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and seven before 
the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws Surrogate
of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
constituted by the Oaths of William Clapham
and Mary Pyke Spinster the Sister of the deceased
two of the Executors named in the said Will to whom
Administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased
having been first sworn duly to administer power

reserved of making the like Grant to William Burr
the other Executor

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