Source: TNA, PROB 11/576
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 Pike of the Parish of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey in the County of Surrey Widow being weak in body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory praised be allmighty God for the same to prevent Strife and contention about the wordly goods which God in his great mercy has bestowed upon me do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form Following that is to say First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God hoping through the alone merrits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have Full and Free pardon and Forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and for such temporall Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me withall I give devise and bequeath the same as Followeth Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto every one of my own Brothers and Sisters Children the sum of ten shillings of good and lawfull money of Great Brittain Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Freind Aimy Hunt of the Parish of Stepney the sum of three pounds of like lawfull money of Great Brittain Item I give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth Freeman Junior of the Parish of St Magdalen Bermondsey my Watch and my wedding ring haveing a double posey in it Item I give devise and bequeath unto Anne Barden of the Parish last mentioned the Sum of One pound of like lawfull money of Great Brittain Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Freind John Earl of Bodnall Green in the Parish of Stepney the sum of ten pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittain Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Sister Dorothy Hill the sum of one pound Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Sister Jane Hunt the sum of thirty pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittain to be be paid her yearly by Five pounds a year Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Cosin Grace North of the Parish of St Mary Magdalene the sum of Five pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittain Item all the rest residue and remainder of my goods Chattles ready money and all other my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after my just Legacies debts and Funeral expences are paid and discharged I give devise and bequeath unto my loveing Brother Joseph Bridge whome I do hereby make and ordain my Full and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Pike Testator to this my last Will and Testament have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of April in the Fifth year of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith in the year of our Lord God 1719 Eliz Pike Signed Sealed and declared by the Testator to be as abovesaid her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our hands as Witnesses William Smith John Johnson Simon Baiker Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 19 October 1720] decimo nono die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo vicesimo [to] Josephi Bridge Fratris dicta defuncta et Executoris
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