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Offline QueenoftheWest

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Early 1600s Administration
« on: Monday 13 September 21 16:07 BST (UK) »
Back with another difficult to read Pyke document! It's the administration of the estate of Henry Pyke (1636):

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/61333/images/47285_263021009496_10973-00007?pId=94727

What I've got so far:

The discharges:
- The funeral charges... in the whole... or there about
- ... unto Stephen Hyde upon bond
- ... unto Symon Pike
- ... to ?????? Pike... debt (?) of...
- (no idea what this says)
- ... Maurice (?) ?????? in debt (?) of
- the (no idea what comes after this)

I am trying my best but I am still a beginner and would be grateful if someone could fill in the blanks. Stephen Hyde is a kinsman of some sort, Symon is his son but I don't know what the other Pike name could be. Henry's sons were Thomas, Symon, Thorpe, John (deceased) but it doesn't look like any of them.

Also, I have never seen a discharges list before. Does it just mean amounts that were owed to various people and then deducted from the inventory total?

Thanks so much!

Queenie  :)
Ecclestone - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Hamlin/Hamlyn - Long Sutton & Martock, Somerset
Head - Marlborough & Alton Priors, Wiltshire
Laurance/Lawrance - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Minson - Kingstone, Somerset/Symondsbury, Dorset
Owsley - Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Pyke - (West) Weeke/Wick, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Salisbury - Dowlish Wake/West Dowlish, Somerset

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Re: Early 1600s Administration
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 September 21 17:11 BST (UK) »
The ffunerall charg(es) 7li & given
to ye poore then ijli in the whole...

Thadm(inistrati)on & charges thereabout(es)...

It(em) paid unto Stephen...

It(em) paid unto Symon...

It(em) paid to Olyver Pike a debt of...

It(em) for a herryot to ye Lady of the
Mannor...

It(em) to Maurice [Shacklie?] a debt of...

It(em) the fies of thaccompt...
     [= fees of the account]


Also, I have never seen a discharges list before. Does it just mean amounts that were owed to various people and then deducted from the inventory total?

Yes, but also discharging the costs of the funeral and proving the will.  Also, look up heriot if it's not familiar to you.

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Re: Early 1600s Administration
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 September 21 19:34 BST (UK) »
The ffunerall charg(es) 7li & given
to ye poore then ijli in the whole...

Thadm(inistrati)on & charges thereabout(es)...

It(em) paid unto Stephen...

It(em) paid unto Symon...

It(em) paid to Olyver Pike a debt of...

It(em) for a herryot to ye Lady of the
Mannor...

It(em) to Maurice [Shacklie?] a debt of...

It(em) the fies of thaccompt...
     [= fees of the account]


Also, I have never seen a discharges list before. Does it just mean amounts that were owed to various people and then deducted from the inventory total?

Yes, but also discharging the costs of the funeral and proving the will.  Also, look up heriot if it's not familiar to you.

Thank you so much!

Queenie  :)
Ecclestone - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Hamlin/Hamlyn - Long Sutton & Martock, Somerset
Head - Marlborough & Alton Priors, Wiltshire
Laurance/Lawrance - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Minson - Kingstone, Somerset/Symondsbury, Dorset
Owsley - Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Pyke - (West) Weeke/Wick, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Salisbury - Dowlish Wake/West Dowlish, Somerset