Source: TNA, PROB 11/1483
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.
I John Pike of Pokesdown near Christchurch County of Southampton do hereby make my last Will and Testament ??? which is as follows viz I do bequeath to my lawful Wife Betty Pike the Sum of 250 ús more of less which is all I am possessed of directly and indirectly and which the said Betty Pike is to have and to hold both Principal and Interest of the abovementioned Sum during the course of her natural Life Provided the said Betty Pike supports and maintains my Daughter Mary Pike until such time as the said Daughter Mary Pike is become of Age sufficient and qualified to provide for herself and after the Decease of my said Wife Betty Pike the abovementioned Sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds more or less to be equally and justly divided between my Son John Pike and my Daughter Mary Pike and has to express my desire and which is that the Interest of the above 250 ús more or less may from time to time be drawn by On the 11th day of July Mr John Slowman Gentleman in the above parish 1808 Administration with and County In Witness whereof I do sign my Hand the Will annexed of the and Name this 15th Day of February 1808 John Goods Chattels and Credits Pike his Mark James Tennant John Ubbard of John Pike late of See the Act in the Margin Pokesdown near Christ Church in the County of Southampton deceased was granted to Betty Pike Widow the Relict having been first sworn duly to administer The Executor & residuary Legatee named in the said will
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