Source: TNA, PROB 11/1556
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 Kintbury in the County of Berks do make & publish this my last Will & testament in manner & form following that is to say I will & direct that all my just debts Funeral & Testamentary Expences be fully paid & satisfied by my Exor hereinafter named as soon after my decease as conveniently may be & subject thereto I give to my sister Martha Seymour Five pound I give to my Nece Sarah Seymour five pound I give to my Brother in law John Seymour ten pound & if any of my Sons should be living at my decease what money remains after paying the above legacies I desire may equally divided between them share and share alike if none living I give to my Sister Elizabeth Watts one pound I give to my Sister Sarah Pike one pound And I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my Brother in law John Seymour of Kintbury my Executor of this my last Will and hereby revoking annulling & making void all former & other Will or Wills by me at any time or times I do declare this above to be my last Will & testament have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18 day of November in the year of our Lord 1813 The mark of x John Pike LS signed sealed published & declared by the said John Pike the testator as & for his last Will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence & at his erquest & in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as witnesses thereof John Rogers James Bates Proved at London 20th May 1814 before the Judge by the oath of John Seymour the sole Exor to whom admon was granted being sworn by comon duly to admr
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