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 Elizabeth Pike widow of Chilton Foliat Wilts being in perfect health and soundness of Mind Do make this my last Will and Testament this tenth day of April 1799 (Vizt) I give and bequeath unto Mr Thomas Viner Senr of Hungerford Berks Brandy Merchant and Mr John Hogsflesh of Chilton Wilts Mealman all my Stock in the Bank long Annuities amounting to twelve Pounds a year standing in my Name In Trust for the purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say the Interest to be received by the aforesaid Thomas Viner and John Hogsflesh or either of them to be paid to my Eldest son David Pike in equal weekly payments at the discretion of the aforesaid Thos Viner and John Hogsflesh and it is my desire that if the aforesd Thos Viner and John Hogsflesh finds that my Son David Pike's Conduct should so alter and they think proper then to let him have the Principal If not then at the death of my said Son David Pike to revert to his wife and Children should he hereafter marry and in default of wife and lawful Children then to be equally divided between my other children Viz one fourth part to my son John Pike or his Heirs or Assigns one other fourth part to my Daughter Elizabeth Higgs her Heirs or Assigns one other fourther part to my Daughter Mary Gower her Heirs or Assigns & one other part to my Daughter Sarah Sham her Heirs or Assigns and it is my will and desire that my Household Goods and Furniture of whatsoever kind I may die possessed of after the payment of all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences shall be sold and the produce thereof to be placed out in the Bank Long Annuities with the twelve Pounds a year standing in my Name as aforesd is expressed And I do declare this to be my last will and Testament revoking all former Wills by me made hereunto I the said Elizabeth Piek do set my name and Seal this tenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine Elizabeth Pike LS Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us Zlexr Viner Thomas Rudkin This Will was Proved at London the twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and two before the Worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the ??? Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Thomas Viner the Elder and John Hogsflesh the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted having been first sworn duly to Administer
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