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 Francis Pike of Carbonear Island of Newfoundland Planter, thro the Blessing of God being of sound mind & memory but weak in Body do make this my last will and Testament and desire it to be received as such First I reserve the sum of Thirty pounds for my Funeral expences Item I give and bequeath to my daughters as follows To Julia Pike, Ann Forward & Catharine Molloy One hundred pounds sterling each To Mary Gosse and Jane Williams Ten pounds sterling each To Elizabeth Taylor the sum of one hundred pounds currency which is due and owing to me by her husband Francis Taylor which amount I lent him last year Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Charles Pike Ten pounds sterling To my Grandson John Pike fifty pounds sterling To my Grandson Javis Pike Ten pounds sterling Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Pike a peice of land Westward of the new road leading to H Grace and bounded south by the Main brook on the north by George Pike West by Wm Pike and east by said Road Item I give and bequeath to my dearly and beloved wife Jane Pike the whole of the remainder of my money not bequeathed say about Two hund and seventy pounds, to be at her disposal during her life, and the amount that may remain at her death to be equally devided between my two sons Edward & Frances Item Further it is my request that my Wife Jane Pike do give Lucy Moors the sum of five pounds at my death As witness my hand in Carbonear Island Nfland this first day of June One thousand eight hundred & thirty five Francis Pike Signed in the presence of John Pike Francis Pike ??? Bemister Further, omitted in the forgoing, that it is my wish and pleasure that my bequeath of fifty pounds to my Grandson John Pike shall be under the guidance and care of my two Sons Edward & Francis untill he arrives to eighteen years of age as well as in my bequeath of Land to him impl???d for his benefit until that time I do hereby appoint Mr Thomas Chancey my son Edward Pike as my lawful Executors to execute this my last Will and Testament As witness my hand in Carbonear Newfoundland this first day of June One thousand eight hundred & thirty five Francis Pike Signed in the presence of John Pike Francis Pike ?? Bemister This deponent Francis Pike of Carbonear Carpenter a subscribing Witness to the within Will maketh Oath and saith that he this deponent was present and actually saw Francis Pike late of Carbonear Planter Sign deliver and publish the Within paper writing and Codicil thereto as and for his last Will and Testament on the day of the date thereof at which time the said Francis Pike was of sound mind and memory and of perfect understanding sworn to at Harbor Grace this Twenty fourth day of November AD 1836 Francis Pike John Stark Commissioner ????
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