Source: TNA, PROB 11/2055
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 Elizabeth Ann Pike of Nassau Street in the Parish of Saint Marylebone in the County of Middlesex Spinster hereby revoking all Wills by me at any time heretofore made do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament It is my particular wish and desire and I do hereby will and direct that my remains may be deposited in Saint Marylebone Old Church yard in the same grave with those of my dear Parents but if my wish cannot be complied with [I desire to be buried as near to them as possible and that a flat stone may be placed over my grave in a similar manner to theirs I give and devise all that my half part or share and all my share right estate and interest of and in all that freehold estate situate at Southgate in the County of Middlesex and formerly belonging to my late Father with the buildings and improvements thereon with the appurtenances And also all that my copyhold messuage or tenement and premises situate in and numbered 63 Upper Charlotte Street Fitzroy Square in the County aforesaid with the appurtenances unto and to the use of my Brother William Pike his heirs and assigns] I also bequeath all that my leasehold estate consisting of five houses on the south side of Grafton Street East Tottenham Court Road in the County of Middlesex with their appurtenances and all my estate and interest therein also one of my shares in the West Middlesex Waterworks also the like ness of my late Father and my late Father's bureau unto my said Brother William Pike his executors administrators and assigns for his and their own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath all that my leasehold messuage or tenement situate No 7 Nassau Street aforesaid (formerly called Suffolk Street) with the appurtenan- ces also two of my shares in the West Middlesex Water Works also all and every my household goods furniture plate linen china books prints drawings and other articles of a household nature (except my wearing apparel the two pictures of my Father my bureau and other things hereinafter specifically bequeathed unto my Brother the Reverend Josiah John Pike his executors administrators and assigns for his and their own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath unto my Sister Charlotte Sophia Sykes (Wife of Captain John Sykes) for her own absolute use and benefit the sum of one thousand pounds New Three pounds ten shillings per cent Bank Annuities also two of my shares in the West Middlesex Water Works also my wearing apparel jewels and trinkets (except my set of amethysts which I give and bequeath unto Harriet Pike Wife of my Brother William Pike I give give and bequeath unto my Brother in Law the said Captain John Sykes for his own use and benefit the sum of five hundred pounds New Three pounds ten shillings per cent Bank Annuities I give and bequeath unto Alexander Bennett and Elizabeth Ann Bennett the grand children of my Brother the Reverend Josiah John Pike the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to be paid to them in equal shares if and when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and if only one of them shall attain that age then I direct the whole to be paid to that one But if neither of them shall attain that age then I direct that the said sum of five hundred pounds shall sink unto and become part of the residue of my estate I give and bequeath unto each of my Servants who shall be living with me at the time of my decease the amount of a years wages also the further sum of two pounds for mouring And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of such property estate and effects as I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto and equally between my Brothers Josiah John Pike and William Pike and my Sister Charlotte Sophia Sykes To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Josiah John Pike William Pike and Charlotte Sophia Sykes their heirs executors administrators and assigns for their absolute use and benefit as tenants in common and not as joint tenants And I nominate and appoint my Brothers Josiah John Pike and William Pike Executors of this my Will In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Ann Pike have hereunto set my hand and seal the twentieth day of Nevember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty three Elizabeth Ann Pike Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Ann Pike as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at the same time at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as wit- nesses hereto J H Chamberlain 42 Grafton Street East Fitzroy Square Solr John Jones his Clerk Proved at London the 29th April 1847 before the Worshipful Jesse Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of the Revd Josiah John Pike Clerk and William Pike Esqr the Brothers the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn only to administer
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