Source: TNA, PROB 11/1097
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 late Clerk on board his Majesty's Ship called Iris George Dawson Esqr Commander but now of the City of New York in North America being of sound Mind and Memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do tehrefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say First after all my just Debts be paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my dear Friend John North and his Wife Jane North of the said City of New York all my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to have and to hold to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever Likewise I make Proved at London the 16th and ordain the said John North and Jane his Wife to be April 1793 before the Judge by Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby utterly the Oath of Jane Griffin disallowing and revoking all former Wills by me made In formerly North Wife of Thomas witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Griffin the other Executor to sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand whom Admon was granted seven hundred and eighty one and in the twenty second year of having been first sworn by his Majesty's Reign John Pike LS Signed Sealed published and Comon duly to administer Declared by the said John Pike as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers John Cason John OBryan Richard Buttler This Will was proved at London the second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two before the Worshipful Andrew Colcee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Rigtht Worshipful Peter Calvert also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of John North one of the Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Jane North Wife of the said John North the other Executor named in the said Will when she shall apply for the same
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