Source: TNA, PROB 11/440
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.
Know all men by these presents that I James Pike Seaman belonging to his Majties Shipp Royall William have and by these presents doe make ordaine and constitute my loveing Nephew David Pike Seaman belonging to the said ship my true and lawfull Attorney irrevocable for mee and in my name and for my use to aske demand and receive of and from the Right Honble the Treasurer or Paymaster of their Majties Navy and Commrs for prize money and whom else it may concerne As well all such wages and pay bounty money prize money and all other sume and sumes of money whatsoever as now is and which at any time hereafter shall or may be due or payable unto mee pursuant to their Majties gratious Declaraton of the 23d of May 1689 And also all such pentons salleries smart money and all other money and things ???soever which now and at any time hereafter is and shall bee due to me for my owne service or otherwise in any of their Majties ships Frigots or vessels or any Merchant ship or ships As also to demand recover and receive of all other person or persons whatsoever whom it doth or may concerne All and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects wages debts dues claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by bond bill booke accompt or otherwise howsoever And moreover in my name and for my proper use to demise and let by lease in writing or otherwise All or any of my messuages lands or tenements to such person or persons and for such terme of yeares conditons and reservatons as my said Attorney or his Councell shall think fitt and convenient Giveing and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my full and whole power in the premisses and to recover and receive all and singular the sume and sumes of money matters and things aforesaid And upon nonpayment thereof or any part thereof All such person and persons whom it may concerne and where need shall require their Executors Admrs and goods to sue arrest attach seize imprison prosecute and condemne and to compound and agree and out of prison to release and discharge And upon receipt of the said premisses or any part thereof acquittances releases or any other discharges for me and in my name to make seale and deliver and one Attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and doe all other acts matters and thinks whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectually as I ought or could doe if I were personally present Ratifying and allowing for firme and valid and irrevocable all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in and touching the premisses by virtue of these presents And I the said James Pike considering the incertainty of this transitory Life doe make and declare these presents to containe my last Will and Testament that is to say All and singular such wages sume and sumes of money lands tenements goods chattles and estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or or right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto the David Pike my Nephew his Heires Execurs Admrs and Assignes forever And I doe hereby nominate and appoint the said David Pike sole Executor of this my last Will and Testamt And doe revoke all former Wills and Deeds of guift by me at any time heretofore made and doe ordaine these presents to stand and bee for and as my only last will and Testament In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the twenty second day of June Anno Dni One thousand six hundred ninety three And in the Fifth yeare of the Raigne of King William and Queen Mary over England James Pike his marke signed sealed published and declared in the presence of John Power L?? John Green Tho Adams G??? Secundo Die mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millesimo sexcentisimo Nonagesimo septimo [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admin to "Davidis Pike"]
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