Source: TNA, PROB 11/508
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 the Third day of March Anno Dni 1704/5 and in the third year of the Raign of our Soveraign Lady Anne over England &c I James Pike Mariner on Board her Majesties Assistance being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory And not knowing how it may please God to deal with me duely considering the dangers of the Seas But considering the uncertainty of this present transitory Life Do make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God hoping to be saved through the Meritts Death passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ my only Saviour And my Body to the Sea or Earth as it shall please God to order it And as touching such worldly Estate as Almighty God hath and shall in his mercy blss me with all in this Life be the same in Bounty Money Prize Money Smart Money Short allowance Money Freight or Merchandize And all such wages summe and summes 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 of right appertain unto me I do give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved kinswoman Elizabeth Philips Widow whom I do hereby ordain and appoint my full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamet and do revoke all former Wills and Deeds of Guift by me at any time heretofore made And do ordain these presents to stand and be for and as my last Will and Testament for ever Wittness my hand and seal the day and year first above written James Pike signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of Robt Little Geo Bryant John Rowse Probatum [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admin to "Elizabetha Philips" on "vicesimo septimo die mensis May Anno dni Millesimo septingentesimo nono"]
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