Source: TNA, PROB 11/754
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 Cary Pike of Peter Street in the Parish of St John the Evangelist Westminster in the County of Middlesex Broker being of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding thanks be to almighty God and calling to mind the uncertainties of this Life and being willing and desirous to Settle my affairs I make my will in manner follow- ing that is to say principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ who gave it hoping throught the merits of his belessed Son hereafter to enjoy Eternal Life and as to my Funeral I leave that to the sole management and discretion of my Executrix herein after named and as to all my Estate Real and Personal of what kind sort or condition whatever wheresoever and howsoever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my Dear Tender and loving Wife Margarett Pike to do and dispose thereof as as She shall think proper and Lastly I do constitute and appoint my said dear wife Margarett Pike sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all Wills at any time heretofore by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 27th day of March in the year of our Lord 1747 Cary Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator Cary Pike as and for his last Will and Testament who in his Presence and at his desired requested us to witness the same and in his presence saw him Sign and Seal the same Wm Goff Hen: Cresswell Attorney Marsham Street Westmr This Will was proved at London on the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty seven before the Worshipfull Robert Chapman Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Margaret Pike Widow the Relict of the said deceased and sole Executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer
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