Source: TNA, PROB 11/574
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 Anna Maria Pike of London Widow being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make and declare this my last Will in manner and Forme following First I commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it my body to the Earth to be decently interred according to the discrecon of my Executors and as to that Worldly estate which God in mercy hath blessd me withall I give and dispose the same in manner following Imprimis all that my house Tan Yard and premisses in Southwarke menconed in the Will of my late Husband Robert Pike I give devise and bequeath the same to my loving Daughter Henrietta Maria Tantum and her Husband Joseph Tantum to the same and the Several users menconed in the said Will to be the mind of my said Husband Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Grandchild Anna Maria Pike Daughter of my late son Robert Pike Deced the Sume of one hundred and Fifty pounds but my mind and Will is that the same shall remain and be in the hands of my Son in Law Joseph Tantum and his Wife Henrietta Maria Tantum without Interest for during and untill she my said Grand-daughter Anna Maria Pike shall arrive at the age of one and Twenty yeares or day of marriage ^ Then I give and bequeath ^ Provided always that if she the said Sume of one hundred and Fifty pounds to my said Son my said Granddaughter shall and Daughter Joseph and Henrietta Maria Tantum in Trust for dye before she shall arrive at the use and benefit of such Child or Children of my said Son and the age of one and twenty daughter Joseph and Henrietta as shall be living at the time of my years or day of Marriage said Grand-daughters decease share and share alike Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Executors hereafter named the Sume of Fifty pounds to be disposed of by them in the same manner as the Sume of fifty pounds was ordered by my late Husband into the hands of our Freinds at Devonshire house Item I give the Sume of five pounds to the poor of the Womens Meeting at Devonshire house Item I give and bequeath unto my Several Relacons hereafter named the particular Sumes following (vizt) To Sarah Chippington the Sume of Fifty pounds To my Uncle Bode and his Wife and Seaven Children the Sume of five pounds apeice to my Cousin Gossett the Sume of Ten pounds to Cousin Sarah Collins the Sume of Five pounds and her Daughter one pound to Cousin Parker and her Son One Guinea apeice to Cousin John Hasher the Sume of Ten pounds to Sister Mary Cunningham the Sume of Ten pounds to John Brittain and his Wife one Guinea apeice Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Freinds Thomas White Edward Walker John Dennis Abraham Gomer Margaret Ashford Martha Fallowfeild John Hugsow George Chalkly and John Knight the Sume of Five pounds apeice provided alwaies and it is my mind and Will that the Sume of Ten pounds abovemenconed to be given to my Cousin Gossett shall be paid her by my Executors hereafter named or one of them by Twelve pence per Week every week weekly or otherwise in such manner or proporcon as they or either of them shall think fit Item I give and bequeath unto Martha Fallowfeilds Sister the Sume of Three pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Freind Thomas Eedes the Sume of Ten pounds for the Care I expect from him in assisting my Son in Law Joseph Tantum (at his request) in the Execucon of this my Will Item all my Linnen plate Jewells Rings household goods and also all and every part of the Remainder of my estate both in Goods or Chattells where or howsoever not herein and hereby before by me disposed I give devise bequeath unto my loving Daughter Henrietta Maria Pike and I doe nominate constitute and appoint my said loving Son Joseph Tantum and Thomas Eades to be the only Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills or Codicils by me heretofore made and I doe hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament contained in this Single Sheet of paper I have subscribed my name and affixed my Seale this Twenty Fourth day of March Anno Domini 1719 And in the Sixth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne by the Grace of God of great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c Maria Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testatrix after the Interlineacon of the Word (and) and the word (my) and the word (or) and the word (goods) and the Word (Son) in the Will abovemenconed John Dennson Eben Tull Girdlers Hall Eben Tull Junr March 26th 1720 Whereas I Anna Maria Pike Widow having made my last Will and Testament dated on or about the Twenty Fourth Instant and being now minded to make some addition to the bequests therein doe by this my Codicil which I declare to be as part of my last Will and taken to to be such declare as followeth Imprimis I give bequeath and devise unto my Daughter Henrietta Maria Tantum all my houses and Lands in Burnham and Southminster Copyhold and Freehold To hold to her my Daughter Henrietta for and during and untill my Grand-daughter Pike shall arrive unto the age of one and Twenty yeares or day or marriage I also give and devise all the Rents and profits thereof untill the time or times aforesaid unto my said Daughter Henrietta And after such marriage or Age of my said Granddaughter then I give and devise the same and every of them to her and her Heires for ever Provided my said Grand-daughter Pike shall dye before the time or times aforesaid Then I give and devise the same to my said Daughter Henrietta Maria Tantum In Trust to and amongst such Child or Children of my said Grand-daughter Tantum as shall be living at the time of the decease of my said Grand-daughter Pike Share and Share alike I do by this my Codicil mean and intend all my houses and Lands in Essex or elsewhere In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the 26th March Instant abovewritten 1720 Maria Pike Sealed and delivered and Signed and declared to be the mind of the said Anna Maria Pike after the Interlineation of the words (of my said Grand-daughter Tantum and Signed ?? us in the presence of the said Anna Maria Pike John Dennison The marke of Nich: Lethersege Eben: Tull Girdlers hall Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 27 May 1720] vicesimo Septimo die mensis Maii anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo vicesimo [to] Josephi Tantum et Thoma Eades
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