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In the Name of God Amen I Winifred Pyke of Oxted in the County of Surry Widow being of Sound mind and memory (praised be God therefore) Do this present two and twentieth Day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Eighteen make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping to inherit Eternal Life through the merits of my Lord Christ And my Body I bequeath to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executors hereinafter named at the direction of my two Daughters And as to my worldly Estate I will and dispose thereof as followeth First I give and devise unto my Grandaughter Anne Lyfe and her Heirs for Ever all that my Messuage or Tenement scituate in the Vill of Oxted aforesaid with the Warehouse buildings gardens Orchards and appurtenances thereto belonging now in the occupation of me and Detter Lyfe But in case my said Grandaughter happen to dye before the Age of One and Twenty Years then I give and devise the said Messuage and premisses unto Elizabeth and Mary Lyfe her two Sisters and their heirs for Ever But in case they both happen to dye before their Age of One and Twenty Years then I give and devise the said premisses to all and every such other Issue of the Body of my Daughter Anne Lyfe which she may happen to have before she attain the Age of Fifty Years and their Heirs as Tenants in common But in case all such issue dye before their Age of One and Twenty Years and leave no Issue behind them of their Bodys lawfully begotten then I give and devise the said Messuage and premisses unto and amongst the children of my Daughter Elizabeth Oliver and their Heirs for ever as Tenants in common and not as joynt Tenants Item I give unto my Grandson George Oliver the sume of One hundred and Fifty pounds to be paid unto him at such time as my Daughter Elizabeth his Mother shall think fitt or so much thereof as she shall think fitt and the residue to such of his Brothers as my said Daughter Elizabeth shall direct to be paid by my Executors and Trustees hereinafter named out of my Moneys and out of my Rents of my Estate at Brentford Item I mind and will is and I do hereby give and devise unto my Daughter Anne aforenamed full power and authority in her Life time by any writing under her hand and Seal to be executed in the presence of two or more credible Witnesses either with or without the consent of her Husband to limitt and direct the said Messuage and premisses at Oxted to such of her Children as she shall think fitt notwithstanding the devise afore mentioned but without any revocation of such writing after the same shall be once Executed by her and not to bar the remainders to my other Daughters Children upon failure of issue of my said Daughter Lyfes as aforesaid Item I give and devise unto my trusty Freinds Mr John Peake of London Bridge and Thomas Fowler of Blechingly in Surry and their Heirs all that my part share and proportion of and in all that Messuage Tenement or Inn called the Goat Inn in Brentford in Middlesex with the Barns Stables Wharfe Gardens Orchards buildings Osierplatt and appurtenances thereto belonging now inthe occupation of Richard Anderson and Elizabeth Winso???????? their Assigns in Trust nevertheless and to the intent and purpose that they my said Trustees and the survivor of them and his Heirs shall by and out of the Rents and profits of the same premisses in the First place make up the Legacy of One hundred and Fifty pounds herein before given which ??? Money ???? be deficient and after the same is made up then upon Trust to raise by and out of the said Rents and profits the sume of One hundred pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain and pay and allow the Interest thereof to my Grandson David Olliver for the Term of three Years and then the said One hundred pounds to be divided between the said David and his Brother John equally at their Ages of One and Twenty Years or so soon after as the same can be raised But if they both dye before that Age then the same to be paid to and amongst the other Children of my Daughter Elizabeth which shall live to attain that Age Item I give and bequeath and do hereby direct my said Trustees out of the said Rents and profits in the next place to raise and pay unto my said Grandaughter Anne Lyfe the sume of Twenty pounds of like lawfull Money or to such other of my Daughter Lyfes Children as she my said Daughter shall direct as aforesaid Item in the next place after raising the said Moneys I do hereby direct my said Trustees to raise the further sume of One hundred pounds of like lawfull Money by and out of the said Rents and profitts and pay the same to my Grandaughters Elizabeth and Mary Lyfe at such times and in such parts and proportions as my said Daughter Anne shall under her hand and seal to be executed as aoresaid direct and appoint And in the next place after all the said moneys raised I do hereby direct my Trustees to convey the said Estate one Moiety thereof to the issue of my said Daughter Elizabeth and their Heirs and the other Moiety to the issue of my said Daughter Anne and their Heirs or to such of them as shall be then living but upon failure of all Issue then to my right Heirs Item I make and ordain my said Trustees joynt Executors in Trust of his my Will and I give one half of my Stock and Goods to my said Daughter Elizabeths children and the other half part to my said Daughter Anns Children or such of them as they my said Daughters shall direct by any such writing as aforesaid But I do hereby direct and will that such writing so to be executed by either of my said Daughters shall stand and be in force for Ever then after irrevocable and not subject to any revocation or alteration In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the Day and Year first above written Winifred Pyke her mark Signed sealed and published by the said Testatrix Winifred Pyke in the presence of us who subscribed our Names as Witnesses in her presence Tho Peyk Nicho Andrews Thomas Lyfe Memorandum I the within named Winifred Pyke do hereby will direct and appoint that my Grandaughter Anne Lyfe or her Heirs shall not have any part of share of my Estate at Brentfordunless her Sisters all dye without issue notwithstanding my devise in my Will And I make and ordain this as a Codicill to my Will and ordain it as part thereof In Witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and Seal this Sixth Day of April Anno Dni 1719 Winifred Pyke her mark Signed Sealed and published by the said Winifred Pyke as part of her Will in the presence of us Nicho Andrews Thomas Lyfe Elizabeth Ontram [the next paragraph is in Latin and grants probate on 28 April 1720] Vicesimo octavo die mensis Aprilis Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo vicesimo [to] Elizabetha Oliver (uxori Davidis Oliver) et Anna Life (uxori Jacobis Life) Filiis naturalibus et legitimis et Legatariis
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