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.
Notes for Mr Pikes will xxiiii die Aprilis 1641 Item Inprimis where whereas I have formerly by my deed indented bargained and sould all my plate and houshould stuff for valuable consideracon my will is that the same shalbe enioyed according as in the said deed expressed And whereas there are divers debts oweing unto me And whereas I am likewise indebted in severall somes to divers PERsons for the ??bling of my executrix hereafter named to recover the same debts I owe and to satisfie the Creditors to whome I am indebted I doe hereby make constitute and ordaine Elizabeth my wife my sole and only Executrix of this my last will and Testament And the overplus of the debts oweing to me my owne debts being satisfied I doe give and bequeath unto my said wife And whereas I have already made such provision for all my Children out of the estate god hath blessed me wch my will is that my Children be contented therewith and not trouble nor impeach this my will but charge them uppon my blessing to e obedient unto their mother as by the lawes of god and nature ???y are bounde? Lastly I appoint my beloved frends Phillip Andrewes and Beniamine Bu??r of Plimouth Marchants overseers of this my last will & testament to see the same perfourmed John Pike Wittnes Thomas Beare Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 12 February 1641] duodecimo die mensis Februarii Anno Domini ... Millesimo sexcentesimo quadragesimo primo [to] Elizabetha Pike relicta
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