Source: TNA, PROB 11/1210
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 Little Mitchell Street in the Parish of Saint Lukes Middlesex do make this my last Will and Testament this eighth day of October 1791 Imprimis it is my wish that all all my just debts and Funeral Expences be paid Item I give and bequeath the sum of ten Guineas to Eliz Prentice Widow my first Cousin the rest and residue of all my monies Goods Chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever I Give and Bequeath to my Housekeeper Mrs Mary Blackwell and do appoint her the said Mary Blackwell Sole Executrix to this my last Will and Testament as Witness my Hand the day and year above written John Pike Witnessed at the desire of me Testator in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other T T Gersuch Thomas Hale This Will was proved at London the twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety one before the Worshipful John Nichall Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of Mary Blackwell Spinster the Sole Executrix 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
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