13 February 1748 Will of Thomas Pyke of St Clements Dane, Westminster, grocer (proved 2 May 1753)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/802

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This is the last Will 
and Testament of Me Thomas Pyke of the Parish of
St Clements Dane in the City of Westminster in the County
of Middlesex Grocer made this thirteenth day of February 
in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred forty
and eight Imprimis I bequeath my Soul into the hands of
Almighty God hoping the Salvation thereof through the only
Merits and Mediation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer 
Jesus Christ our Lord And my Body to be buried at the discretion
of my Executrix herein after named Item I make nominate and
appoint Mary Pyke my beloved Wife my Sole Executrix of this
my last Will and Testament and do hereby give unto my said
Wife all my Goods and Chattels whatsoever or in whose hands
soeverlying and being She paying all my just Debts Funeral
Charges and Probate of this my last Will and Testament In
Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal hereunto the
day and year above written  Thos Pyke  Signed Sealed
Published and Declared by the above named Thomas Pyke to be
his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence and at his request have hereunto set our Names the
Words my beloved Wife being first interlined  W Randall
John Challenor

This Will was Proved at London the second day
of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred
and fifty three before the Worshipfull Robert Chapman 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
Oath of Mary Pyke Widow the Relict of the Deceased and Sole
Executrix named in the said Will To whom Administration was
granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said
Deceased being first Sworn duly to administer

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