6 August 1720 Will of William Pyke senior of Lewesham, Kent, upholder (proved 27 August 1720)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/575
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In the Name of God Amen
I William Pyke Senr of the Parish of Lewesham in the County of Kent Upholder
being well in health and of sound and perfect Mind Memory and understanding 
praised be God for the same doe make and Ordaine this my last Will and 
Testament in manner following that is to say First I commend my Soul to
Almighty God hoping for Eternal Salvation thro my blessed Saviour Jesus
Christ and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix
herein after named and as for my Worldly Goods Chattels and Estate I give
and bequeath the same as followeth (vizt) Impris my Mind and Will is that
my just debts and Funeral Charges be first paid and satisfyed Item Whereas 
I formerly setled upon my son James Pyke deceased the Remainder of a
long Lease of a House scituate at the corner of Cacil Court in St Martins
Lane in the Strand then Knowne by the signe of the Black Lyon and after 
his decease upon his Wife during her Life Now I doe hereby after the
decease of the Relict of my said Son give and bequeath the Remainder of 
the Lease of the said House unto my loveing Wife Joanna Pyke And
Whereas I am possess'd of a Messuage or Tenement scituate on the North
side of Marlborough Court in the Parish of St James Westmr I give
Devise and bequeath the same unto my said loveing Wife Joanna Pyke
And Whereas I have already advanced and given to my Son William Pyke
the sume of Two hundred and Fifty pounds Twelve shillings which is a
full advancement and Provision for him for which reason I give him the sd
William Pyke one Guinea only for a Ring Item Whereas I have severall
shares in the Upholsterers Company of Undertakers for Funerals in Exeter 
Exchange in the Strand Now I doe hereby give and bequeath the said
severall Shares to my said Wife Joanna Item all the rest residue and
remainder of my ready money Gold Plate Jewells Houshold Stuff Goods
Chattells and Estate whatsoever both real and personall which I shall
dye possessed of or interested in I give Devise and bequeath unto my
said loveing Wife Joanne Pyke whome I make sole Executrix of my last
Will and Testament hereby revokeing all other In Witnesse whereof 
I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this sixth day of August Anno
Dni one Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty (Wm Pyke) Signed sealed
published and declared by the William Pyke to be his last Will and 
Testamt in the presence of us who have sign'd our names in the presence 
of the Testator Thomas Mowlden (Black boy Shandois Street) John
Baker Char Cade Scrivr at Charing Cross

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 27 August 1720]
vicesimo Septimo die Mensis Augusti Anno Domini Millesimo Septingen-
tesimo vicesimo 
Joanna Pyke Relicta dicti defuncti et

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