Also, if you are a male Pike/Pyke (or you know one) who may be willing to do a genealogical DNA test, then please check out the Pike DNA Project for which I am a volunteer coordinator. There are several Pike/Pyke families that are not yet represented in the project, and for whom participants are wanted.
Edward Pike Will In the name of God Amen I Edward Pike of Carbonear son of the late Francis Pike deceased do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is say I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Mother Julia Pike as her [own?] Property and subject to her free control to displose of by her Will or otherwise according to her own discretion All my right title and interest forever unto all lands and premises situate on the North side of the Main Stree and consisting first of a Bench and waterside and Garden ground bounded East by the Sea West by Michael Finn North by Thomas Oates and South by the Main Street aforesaid Second a Meadow and Dwelling House now occupied by Nicholl and Fitzpatrick bounded North by Nicholle South by the Main Street East by Michael Finn and West by Malone and third the Dwelling House Gardens and Fields now occupied by myself and the family generally bounded North by Brown South by the Main Street East by Malone and West by Solomon McCarthy hereby constituting my beloved Mother Julia Pike aforesaid my sole heiress and my trusty friend and relative Edward T. Pike of Carbonear aforesaid Shipowner my sole Executor and hereby revoking and annulling and totally disallowing all former Deeds Gifts and bequests by me or in my name set at any time made either verbally or otherwise I do hereby acknowledge this as my last and only lawful Will and Testament Signed sealed and acknowledged this Twelvth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. We the undersigned hereby certify that We each have and saw the other sign these presents as Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the Testator Edward Pike and together saw and heard the said Edward Pike sign seal and acknowledge the same in the perfect use of his mind and memory after the same had been slowly and deliberately read and explained "ever" and "house" having been first [interlined?] Edward Pike (Seal) Nicholas Nicholl _ Joseph Peters _ Notary Public Carbonear (The seal of Joseph Peters Notary Public) I hereby certify that the execution of the will of Edward Pike of which the foregoing is a true and correct copy was proved before myself by the affidavit of Joseph Peters endorsed thereon on the Second day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine and the same is in due course hereby actually Registered by me this day. Given under my hand this fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine A.D. 1859 No 3638 John [Stark?] Registrar [Deld] to Francis Pike 9 April 9
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