Source: TNA, PROB 11/605
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.
I Edith Pike of London Widow Do hereby make and declare this my last Will & Testament as follows I do hereby (after payment of my debts) Give devise and bequeath all my Estate and Effects both Reall and Personall unto my Honoured Father Benjamin Mason his heires Executors and Administrators In Trust for my Daughter Anna Maria Pike her heires Executors & Administrators when she shall attain her Age of one & Twenty yeares or be Married which shall happen but in case she shall dye before she shall attain her said Age of one and Twenty yeares or be Married Then I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Father his heires Executors and Administrators absolutely And do hereby nominate and appoint my said Father sole Executor of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this sixteenth day of September Anno Dni 1725 Edith Pike Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Edith Pike to be her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses in her Presence Byles White Anna Gannan ?? Avis Probatum fuit [...] apud London [...] [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 15 October 1725] Decimo quinto die Mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo Vicesimo Quinto [to] Benjamin Mason Executoris
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