Source: TNA, PROB 11/843
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 the Town and County of Poole Marriner now belonging to the Dorset Privateer of Poole Captain Francis Pinney Commander being in good health of Body and of Sound and disposing mind and memory Do make ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say) First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Prize money Advance Money Pay Wages and Personal Estate whatsoever wheresoever and of what kind and nature soever that I now am or that I shall be possessed of interested in or intitled unto at the time of my decease I Do give and bequeath unto my Honoured Father Francis Pike of Poole aforesaid Mariner his Executors and Administrators to the only Proper use and behooffe of the said Francis Pike his Executors and Administrators forever and I Do hereby nominate constitute and Appoint my Said Father my whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills or Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made ratifying and confirming this to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Francis Pike have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of August and in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven hundred and Fifty seven Francis Pike his Mark Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Francis Pike as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of Francis Wills Jno Colborne Jun This Will was proved at London the fourth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Fifty Nine before the Right Worshipfull Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Francis Pike the Father of the deceased and sole Executor named in the said Will To whom administration was granted of all and Singular the Good Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first Sworn by Commission duly to Administer the same
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