Source: TNA, PROB 11/2216
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 Jabez Pike of Cross Street in the Parish of St Mary Newington in the County of Surrey being of sound and sisposing mind and memory do make publish and deliver this to be my last Will and Testament in manner follow- ing that is to say I order that all my just debts funeral expences and charge of proving this my will be in the first place fully paid and satisfied after the payment thereof I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Harriett Elizabeth Pike formerly Harriett Elizabeth Puller the whole of the interest and dividends derived from funded and other property which I now have or may have at the time of my decease in the Books at the Bank of England or any other Public Institution I also will and decree all my house property both free- hold and leasehold for her use during her natural life but the principal shall remain unsold and at the decease of my said wife The rents dividends and interest shall be collected and the whole of the property then to be disposed of int he manner they think fit and divided equally between my four Children Clara the wife of Robert Ward Turner Blue Anchor Road in the County of Surry Walter William Oilman also of Blue Anchor Road in the County of Surry Magdalene the wife of Henry Scholey Engineer of the Dover Road Surry and Matilda Pike a Spinster or the survivors of them share and share alike but if any of my said children should die before my wife leaving law- ??? issue then at the decease of my said wife the Child or Children of my deceased Child shall receive that part of the principal of my funded property which would have been the share of the Parent if then living and if there ?? more than one Child shall divide it equally among them and if any of such Grandchildren are minors at the time of the death of my said Wife their share shall be reserved for them in the Public funds till of age and purchased by my Executors for and in the name or names of such Child or Children I likewise give and bequeath without any restriction to my said beloved wife the residue or remainder of all my property real or personal of whatever description which I now have or may have at the time of my decease believ- ing that she will act as a just and Affectionate mother to my Children and for the due performance of the whole and every part thereof I make constitute and ordain my beloved wife Harriett Elizabeth Pike with my eldest daughter Clara Ward Executrix and my son Walter William Pike jointly with them Executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and dis- allow all former Wills at any time made by me and ratify this and no other as my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two Jabez Pike Signed sealed published and declared by the said Jabez Pike as his last Will and Testa- ment in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names Walter William Pike Harriett Elizabeth Pike Proved at London 17th July 1855 before the Worshipful George Edward Hughes Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Harriett Elizabeth Pike widow the Relict and Walter William Pike the son two of the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to Administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Clara Ward (wife of Robert Ward the daughter the other Executor when she shall apply for the same
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