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Will of Thomas Pike, a shipwright, 16 February 1722/3.

(Catalogue reference: PROB 11/593 quire 102)

  1. In the Name of God Amen
  2. I Thomas Pike of Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey
  3. Shipwright being in bodily health and of sound and
  4. disposing mind and memory and Considering the perills and
  5. dangers of the seas and other uncertainties of this transitory
  6. life do for avoyding Controversies after my decease make
  7. publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
  8. following that is to say first I recommend my Soul to God that
  9. gave it and my body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it
  10. shall please God to Order and as for and concerning all my
  11. Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth
  12. that is to say after all my just Debts are fully Satisfyed and paid
  13. then all and every such wages sume and Sums of money Lands
  14. Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be
  15. any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my
  16. decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto James
  17. Whittaker of the Tower of London Gentleman his heirs
  18. Executors and Administrators forever, and I do hereby nominate
  19. and appoint the said James Whittaker Executor of this
  20. my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and
  21. other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time
  22. heretofore made and I do ordaine and ratify these presents to
  23. stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In
  24. Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal
  25. the Fifteenth day of February Anno Domi[ni] 1722 and in the
  26. ninth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George over
  27. Great Britaine etc. Thomas Pike Signed sealed and published
  28. in the presence of us Rich[ar]d Stiles Jo[h]n Kidder N[otaries] Pub[lic]
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