Anybody who knows Eleazar and/or his daughter Ida Lilian Forward are asked to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To the Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or to One of the Honourable the Judges thereof. The Petition of STEPHEN RUSSELL of Carbonear, in the Island of Newfoundland, School Master, HUMBLY SHEWETH, that:- 1. ELEAZAR PIKE, late of Carbonear, in the Island of Newfound- land, Fisherman, deceased, died at that place on or about the 25th day of December, A.D. 1942, having previously made and executed his last Will and Testament, wherein he appointed Your Petitioner the Executor thereof. 2. The said deceased at the time of this death left him surviv- ing as sole next-of-kin his daughter, Ida Lilian Forward of Carbonear, Married Woman. 3. The said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of the probable value of $319.79. 4. The paper-writing hereto annexed marked "A" is the last Will and Testament of the said deceased proved upon the Affidavit of Your Petitioner, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. 5. The paper-writing hereto annexed marked "B" is a correct and true Inventory and valuation of theestate and effects of the said deceased at the time of his death, so far as Your Petitioner can at present ascertain. 6. Neither Probate of any Will nor Letters of Administration to the estate of the said deceased have been applied for by or granted to any person. Your Petitioner therefore prays that this Honourable Court or Your Lordship shall be pleased to grant to him Letters of Probate of the said last Will and Testament of the said deceased. And Your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c. Dated at Carbonear, this 26th day of February A.D. 1943. [signed Stephen Russell]
I, Eleazar Pike, of the town of Carbonear, in the island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following:- First: I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as convenient. Second: I give and bequeath all my land, dwelling-house, and furniture, and everything in my dwelling house, and any buildings or outhouses on my land, together with all property that I possess, whatsoever and wheresoever, to my daughter Ida Lilian Forward, her heirs and assigns, to her, and their absolute use and benefit. Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Ida Lilian Forward my money, whether ready money or deposited in the Bank. Fourth: I hereby appoint Mr Stephen Russell, Carbonear as Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I, Eleazar Pike, the testator, have to this my last will and testament, set my hand and seal, this twenty- fourth day of Setpember A.D. 1942. signed, sealed and declared by the above named Eleazar Pike, as and for his last will and testament, in the his presence of us, who have hereunto Eleazar x Pike subscribed our names at his request mark as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator, and of each other. witnesses Stephen Russell Amelia C. Russell
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