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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Pike


Public Records Office
1703 Will of Thomas Pike

In the name of God Amen this -----th day of month in the year of our Lord 1703/4 I Thomas Pike of Poole in the County of Dorsett, mariner being now bound out in a voyage to the Newfound Land and knowing the uncertainty of this my natural life. I have thought fitt to settle things in order before I dye making all other wills null and void which have been previously made by me and confirming this to be my last will and testament First I committ my Soul into the hands of Almighty God to dispose of it in manner as he pleaseth And as to my worldly Goods and Estate that this Lord hath lent(?) to me I will and desire is that after my decease the same shall be bestowed as to follow. Hon. I give unto my wife Susanna Pike All My household goods

and my lease at Haptam(?Upton) Weill And one hundred and turrity(?) pounds due to me upon Bond and profiits(?) morgaged and her childs in the Living at _Lishett(?)all this I do give and bequeath unto my Wife to breed my children and to pay my debts. Hon. I give and bequeath unto my four sons fifty pounds a piece after my decease. Hon I give the Living that I bought of Chessman equally between my four sons after my youngest Child is fourteen years of age my sons shall have it equally betwixt them. Hon. I give the rest of the Living till my youngest Child is fourteen years of Age to breed my three youngest children. Hon. I give and bequeath unto my three daughters one hundred pounds a piece out of __Zachariah Barneses Morgage_ and my will and desire is that the money may remain that _morgage_ if I should happen to dye this voyage and they do for(?) to pay the money in such case you shall not _???___it till you ___gott the life a surrity(?) for the Children that are not of Age that they may have the use of the money after my decease. Hon. I give and bequeath unto my three daughters each of them a house in Poole as they come of Age they shall take their house. Hon. my will and desire that if any of my sons should happen to dye before they come to be of Age my sons that be alive shall have their parts equally betwixt of them that be alive And if it should so happen that my daughters should dye before they be of Age my Will and desire is that their parts shall be equally divided betwixt my daughters that be alive. Hon, I give my plantation and store to my two Eldest sons and if it be not destroyed they must pay One Hundred pounds out of it to be divided betwixt the rest of my Children equally (But? in case) my money upon "Bond or Pitfills(?profits) morgage" should be lost and not paid then this hundred pounds shall be to pay my debts and I do appoint my two Brothers Timothy Bird and Edward Bird to be my friends in trust to see that my children be not wronged and I do appoint my two eldest sons Thomas Pike and John Pike to be my Executors Hon. I give unto my Sister Margarett Cards one guinea after my decease and I do devise my friends in Trust and my Executors to see that this my last Will my be rightly and truly performed and fulfilled. To witness we have hereunto putt my hand and seal this day and year above written.// Thomas Pike, signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Pike Those present(?) to be his last will and testament in presence of Timothy Spannie (Sparrie) John Coxtxidge (Cartridge) Charles Pinsent



Note: We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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