Source: TNA, PROB 11/341
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.
The Eleaventh Day of December In the yeare of our Lord God One Thowsand Sixe Hundred Seaventy and One I Phillipp Peeke of the Citty of Bristoll Taylor being weake in Body but of perfect memory through the mercyes of the Lord And being desirous to settle my house in Order doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following And first I comitt my Spiritt into the Hands of Almighty God and my Body unto the Earth from whence it was taken And for that worldly substance which the Lord was pleased to lend unto mee my Will and meaning is that it shall be imployed and bestowed as followeth Item I gyve and bequeath unto Sarah my beloved wife One Chattle messuage or Tenement in which I now lyve for and during her naturall lyfe And after her decease To my Daughter Sarah and to her assignes for and during all the number of yeares then to come of or upon the said Tenement with the garden adioyning Item I gyve unto my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Robert Shae The sume of Twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath unto theire Three Children Sarah, Anne, and Elizabeth Shae The sume of Twenty shillings a peece Item I further gyve and bequeath unto my said Daughter Sarah Peeke the sume of Forty Pownds of current English money Item I gyve unto her One Bedd with all the appurtennces Item I gyve and bequeath unto my Brother Stephen Peeke of Bandon Bridg in the Kingdome of Ireland All my wearing Apparrell And lastly I gyve and bequeath unto my said wife All other my substance whatsoever whome I doe make ordaine and appoint my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale Dated the Day and yeare above written The mark of Phillipp Peeke Signed sealed and delyvered in the presence of us The mark of William Bridg The mark of Elizabeth Cumberbatch Probatum fuit ... apud London [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 11 April 1673] undecimo die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo Tertio [to] Sara Peeke Relicta et Executricis
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