Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Jordan Pike from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 524-525 probate year 1863
Jordan Pike deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Jordan Pike of St. Johnís Master Mariner. I give devise and bequeath all the property of which I am possessed of whatever nature or kind soever unto my wife Susannah Pike upon trust to hold the same as follows, to take pay and apply from time to time out of my assets for the support of herself and my children Eliza, Catherine, John Gordon Susannah and Laura (until my said children shall have attained their majority) such sum and sums as Mr. Peter McPherson shall in his judgment deem needful and necessary for their support provided that should my said wife marry again it is my will and desire that she do not participate in my estate anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding. It is my will and desire that when my youngest surviving child shall have attained her majority all the residue of my property shall be equally divided amongst my said wife and all my children which shall then be living. I appoint the said Peter McPherson to be the Guardian of my first named children and my said wife to be executrix of this my will. Dated at St. Johnís April 19th 1863. Jordan Pike (LS) Signed sealed published and declared in presence of Jno. B. McLea, M.W. Walbank.