Source: TNA, PROB 11/352
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 John Pike of Chesterton in the County of Cambridge gent being sicke and Crazy in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same Doe make and ordeye my last will and testament in manner and forme following Imprimis I Comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it My body to the ground to be decently buried And as for those worldly goods and the Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me I give and dispose of it as follows (vizt) I give and bequeath unto my Eldest sonne John Pike The sume of Five pounds of lawfull money to be paid to him by my Executrix hereafter named Item I give unto my sonne Henry Pike All my Coppyhold lands and Tenements whatsoever lying in Chesterton and all my Freehould houses in Cambridge To hould to him and his heires for ever yet my will is that my Loving wife Frances Pike shall Freely have and enjoy the same during her life Item I give to my said sonne Henry The summe of Foure hundred pounds of lawfull money To be paid him by my Executrix as followeth (vizt) Two Hundred pounds thereof att the expiracon of his apprentiship And the other Two Hundred pounds att the decease of my said wife Frances Pike Item I give to my daughter Frances the wife of George Brigham The sume of one Hundred pounds and Fifty pounds to be paid as followeth (vizt) Fifty pounds within Six moneths next after my decease and one Hundred pounds att the decease of my said Loveing wife Item Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Two Hundred pounds to be paid as followeth vizt one Hundred pounds thereof within Six moneths next after my decease and the other Hundred pounds att the decease of my said wife And my will is That in Case my sonne John Pike doe after my decease behave himselfe obediently To my said wife That then my said wife (if she shall think good and otherwise noe way to be compelled) shall pay to my said sonne John the sum of Three hundred pounds within what time she shall think good All the Rest of my Goods and Chattells Lands and Tenements whatsoever and wheresoever undisposed I give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife Frances Pike whom I make sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament And In witnes that this is my Last will and Testament And that all former wills are by me hereby revoaked I have hereunto sett my hand and seale The one and Twentieth day of July in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Seaventy Five John Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Pike for his last will and Testament ^ in the presence of us Wy Frisby Jno: ^ after the interlinings Cranwell Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admin at London on 29 April 1676] vicesimo nono die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Septuogesimo Sexto [to] Francisca Pike Relicta
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