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 Gardner of Clapham Surry knowing myself severely afflicted and knowing it is the Lot of all Men to die do make this my following last will and Testament Item I do appoint Mrs Ann Flowers of the parish of St Saviours Southwark to be my Sole Executrix and see that the following Legacies be properly applied as above I Give and bequeath to Mrs Elizabeth Pike my Mother the sum of L5 I Bequeath to my Sister Mrs Mary Saunders the Sum of L10 Item to Mrs Pike my Sister L 10 0 Do Elizabeth another of my Sisters L 10 0 the above property in the Imperial annuities of the Bank of England John Pike Witness my hand this 22d day of January 1808 Witness James Dynan Poplar In the Goods of John Pike deceased 4th March 1808 Appeared Personally Sarah Pike wife of John Pike of No 5 Limehouse Causeway in the parish of Saint Ann Limehouse in the County of Middlesex Carpenter she being sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the truth made Oath that she knew and was well acquainted with John Pike late of Clapham in the County of Surry deceased for several years before and to the time of his death and that having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and Testament of the said deceased beginning "In the Name of God Amen I John Pike" ending thus "Witness my hand this 22nd day of January 1808 and thus subscribed John Pike she doth depose that she was present on or about the said twenty second day of January last and saw him the said John Pike duly execute the same in the presence of James Dynan whose name appears subscribed as a witness thereto in manner and form as the same now appears thereon and that the said will is now in every respect in the same plight and Condition as when the same was executed by the said Testator as by her before deposed save and except the Jurate now appearing to be written thereon Sarah Pike Same day the said Sarah Pike was duly sworn tothe truth of this affidavit before me S Parson Surr P?? Wm Kebbell Not Pub This Will was proved at London the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eight before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Ann Flowers by mistake in the will written Flower Spinster the Sole Executrix named in the said will to whom admon was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer
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