Source: TNA, PROB 11/2073
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.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Aaron Pike of Mitton in the Parish of Breton in the County of Worcester Farmer I direct all my just debrs funeral and testamentary expences be fully paid by my executrix hereinafter named And I do hereby give bequeath and dispose of to my dear wife Frances Pike all and singular my live and dead farm- ing stock crops agricultural implements household furniture monies securities for mo- ney goods chattels Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever To hold the same to the said Frances Pike her executors administrators and assigns for her and their own absolute use and disposal I also give and devise to the said Frances Pike and her heirs all real estates whatsoever which I may happen to die seized of (except trust and mortgage estates) To hold the same to the said Frances Pike and her heirs for her own absolute use I devise all estates which shall be vested in me upon any trust or by way of mortgage to the said Frances Pike and her heirs To hold to her and her heirs upon the trusts and equities affecting the same last mentioned estates respectively I appoint my said wife and my son Aaron Executrix and Executor of this my will and revoke all former and other test- mentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made As witness my hand this twelfth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty four Aaron Pike Signed and declared by the said Aaron Pike as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Samuel Moore Tewkesbury W Lloyd Chandler Solicitor I Aaron Pike of Mitton in the Parish of Bredon in the County of Worcester Farmer do declare this to be a Codicil to be added to and taken as part of my last will and testament bearing equal date herewith whereas I have by my said will given bequeathed devised and disposed of all my real and personal estates whatsoever to my dear wife Frances Pike her heirs executors administrators and as- signs absolutely and have appointed to her my said wife and my son Aaron Executrix and executor of this my will Now I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that if my said wife shall after my decease marry again and thereby become the wife of a second husband that then and in that case and from thenceforth I do hereby revoke annul and declare absolutely void all and every the devises and be- quests contained in my said will in favor of my said wife her heirs executors administrators and assigns and from and after such marriage of my said wife I do hereby give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estates whatsoever unto and equally between and amongst my three children Aaron Pike Sarah Pike and Mary Ann Pike and their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and thenceforth I do hereby appoint my son the said Aaron Pike sole Executors of my said will and revoke the appoint ment of my said wife as executrix as aforesaid As witness my hand this twelfth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty five Aaron Pike Signed and declared by the said testator Aaron Pike as and for a Codicil to his said will in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Samuel Moore Tewkesbury W Lloyd Chandler Solicitor Proved at London (with a Codicil) 28th April 1848 before the Judge by the oath of Aaron Pike the son one of the Executors to whom admon was grant- ed having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Frances Pike widow the relict the other Executor (during widowhood) when she shall apply for the same
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