Source: TNA, PROB 11/1716
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 Benjamin Pike of Bartholomew Square in the Parish of St Lukes in the County of Middlesex declare this to be my last will and Testament and by this do appoint my son in law Samuel Green sole Executor that he by this may be empowered to receive from my benefit Society the money for my Funeral and that there be no unnecessary expence attending the same I further will that he my Executor pay to my son in law William Collins the sum of five pounds and that he have my wearing apparel Also and I further will that the sum of five pounds be paid to my son Samuel Pike of New York North America at the rate of one shilling pr week until the said sum of five pounds be thus expended And I further will that my son in law Samuel Green retain for his own use and benefit my furniture together with my portion of Stock at this time in Trade with the rest and residue of my property I Benjemin Pike declare this to be my last will and Testament whereunto I sett my hand and seal this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six in the presence of witnesses whose names are subjoined Benjn Pike LS Witnesses Joseph Adams LS Samuel Green Junior LS Proved at London 5th September 1826 before the worshipful Charles Coste Dr of Laws & Surre by the Oath of Samuel Green the Elder the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted being first sworn duly to Admr
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