Source: TNA, PROB 11/213
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 Edmund Pike of Merton in the parish of great Bedwin in the Countie of Wiltes Gentleman beinge in perfect health and memory Doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament Imprimis I give my Soule to God my Creator and Redeemer And my bodie to bee buryed in Christian buryall Item I give to my eldest Sonne Edmund Pike All my goods and Chattells my Estate reall and personall Whatsoever Whome I make my Whole and sole Executor Item my Will and pleasure is That Edmund Pike my Sonne shall settle and convey to such Friends in trust as hee shall thinke fitt That Tenement in Shalbourne lately bought of Collyer for the benefitt of my Daughter Elizabeth Plummer and her Children accordinge to his discretion In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the Fowerth Daie of May in the yeare of our Lord God One thowsand six hundred fortie eight per me Edmundum Pike senr In the presence of Robt Newman Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 25 September 1650] Vicesimo quinto die Mensis Septembris Anno Dni Millmo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo [to] Edmundi Pike filii dict Defunct et Executoris
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