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Will of John Pye

of Deal, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, Book 59, folios 304-305 [CKS]
Transcribed by NoŽl Siver
In the name of God Amen I John Pye the Elder of Deale in the County of Kent pilot being in Health and of Sound memory yet being aged and considering the Uncertainty of this Life do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following first I commend my Soul unto Almighty God my maker and my body to the Earth from whence it is and as for my worldly Goods I give and bequeath the same as followeth (that is to say)

All and Singular my Leasehold Messuage or Tenements Ground and appurtences Scituate lying and being in Deale aforesaid and all my Goods Chattells moveables household Stufe and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what Nature Kind or Quality So ever I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary her Executors administrators and Assignes and I do make Constitute and appoint my Said wife Mary full and Sole Executrix of this my will not doubting but She will be a loving Mother to my Children and I leave it to her to Give to them of my Estate according to her discretion and revoking all former wills by me made I do make and declare this only for my true and last Will and Testament[.]

In witness whereof I the Said John Pye have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Seaventh day of September Anno Dni 1711 and in the Tenth year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lady Queen Anne over Great Britain etc[.] John Pye Sealed Signed Published and declared by the said John Pye the Testator for and as his last will & Testament on the day of the date thereof in the presence of us who Subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the Said Testator -
James Iggulden John Taylor Not pub. [signed] Geo: Upton NP

[Probate of the will is in Latin: proved on 10 September 1718]

Pilot John Pye, son of sailor Thomas Pye, was baptised at St Leonardís, the parish church of Deal, Kent, on 10 January 1640/1. He married Mary Norman at St Leonardís, Deal, on 27 July 1663. He was buried at St Leonardís, Deal, on 15 August 1718.


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