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.
In the name of God Amen The xth Day of March Anno Dni 1643 I John Peeke of Stampit within the parish of Christchurch in the County of South husbandman being sicke in body but of perfect mind and memory thankes be unto Allmighty God doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following That is to say First and ???ee all things I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be buried in my parish Church yard abovesaid Item I give unto Joane my wife one Sow she choosinge which she will have Item more I give unto her the second best ????d one pence of blankets and one paire of shootes and ??? second best bolster Item I give unto my brother ????????? Peeke two busholls of wheate at Michaelmas next after my decease Item I give unto m daughter Margreat her mothers wedding Gowne and wedding ap??? and one ?????? blanket Item I give unto my daughter Patience one ??????h petticote and one medley gowne Item I give unto my sonne John Peeke my best bedstead and ?????bed ??? bolsters the best paire of sheetes and the best paire of blankets Item I give unto my sonne Henry Peeke one Chest one Cupboard one table board and one forme Item more I give unto my daughter Patience my best Coffer Item I give more unto my daughter Margaret one other Coffer All the rest of my Goods moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Peeke Margaret Peeke my daughter Henry Peeke my sonne and Patience Peeke my daughter whome I make them my full and whole executors the one so far f????? the other in all things And I doe appoint for my overseeers my welbeloved friends in Christ to see all things within written PERformed ???????? Coppidote and John Coppidote and I give to each of them for their paines two busshells of wheate Item my will is that ???? my wife hall have the second best bedstand John Peeke his marke Witnesses to this will and Testament John Hencocke his marke William Peeke ????????????? his marke James Bronton Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 3 August 1646] Tertio Die mensis Augusti ... Millisimo sexcentesimo quadrengesimo sexto [to] Patientia Peeke
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