Source: TNA, PROB 11/213
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 I Richard Picke of Wilcott in the County of Wilts yeoman being sick of body but of god and perfect minde and memory God be praised for it Doe make my last will and testament in manner and forme following the fourteenth day of Aprill Anno Dni 1650 Imprimis I bequeath my soule into the hande of Almighty god that gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried in the Church yard of Wilcott Item I give to my wife Nedola Picke all her goods shee had before I married her Item I give to Richard May my great Pott Item I give to Edith May my bedd and all things belonging thereto Item I give to Bridgett May my chest and one brasse pan Item I give to John May my little pott Item I give to Will May my kittell Item I give to my wife five and twenty shillings which Thomas Mallenton oweth me Item I give to Richard Morrant my great Whicke Item I give Richard Morrant my great Skillett which my daugther Rose have ^ Item I give to Robarte ^ It I give to Bridgett May my Ifes Children six and forty shillings to be equally devided amongst them which hee spice morter It I give ????ard May my furnace and br?????????????? my daughter Rose have oweth unto me Item I give to Rose Ives one shilling Item I give to Thomas Morrants Children eleven pounde stock equally to be devided amongst them and he is to pay them at sixteene yeares of age which stocke remaineth in his owne hande Item Thomas Morrant is to pay my Landlord forty shillings Item I give to Thomas Morrants wife one shilling Item I make my daughter Bridgett May my sole and whole Executrix of all other my goods moveable and unmoveable Item I give to William May my rent due unto me which is five and twenty shillings Finaly I make my kinseman Charles Cheater and Henry Cheater my Overseers of this my last will and testament And I doe give them twelve pence apeece and my Executrix is to pay them three dayes after my decease And in wittnes whereof that this is my last will and testament I have hereunto sett my hand the fourteenth day of Aprill Anno Dni 1650 Richard Picke his marke wittnes Robert Hitchcocke sign Henrici Cheater Charles Cheater Oversers Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin and grants probate at London on 14 August 1650] Decimo quarto die mensis Augusti Anno Dni Millimo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo [to] Bridgitee May filia dict Defunct et Executricis
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