Source: TNA, PROB 11/440
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 the Thirteenth day of October Anno Dni one thousand six hundred ninety seaven And in the nineth yeare of the Raigne of our Soverainge Lord William the Third by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defendor of the Faith &c I John Pike of London Bookseller being weake in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God) Doe therefore make and declare my last will and testament in forme following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator hoping to obtaine full and free pardon and remission of all my Sins and to enjoy eternall rest and hapinesse in his Heavenly Kingdome through the onely merits death and passion of my onely Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ my mortall body I comitt to the Earth in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection desireing the same may be decently interred according to the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And as touching the disposing of such Estate as it hath pleased God to lend mee in this World I give and bequeath the same as followeth (That is to say) Imprimis I will that all such debts as I shall truely owe at the time of my decease shall bee paid accordingly to Equity and good Conscience Item I give and bequeath unto my children John Pike Hannah Harrison Sarah Morton and Elizabeth Holestock one shilling apeice in full of all such Part or share or interest which they or any of them shall or may claime pretend to sue for or demand of in or to all or any part of my personall Estate either by the Custome of London or otherwise Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing Wife Hannah Pike her Heires and Assignes a certaine Messuage or Tenement lying and being in Shaftsbury in the County of Dorsett and one peice of ground called Angell Close lying in or near Shaftsbury aforesaid To hold for the severall persons lives in the Leases whereby the same are held respectively menconed And all the rest and residue of my money goods chattles Leases and Estate whatsoever not herein before given and bequeathed (after my debts and funerall shallbe paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my said deare Wife Hannah Pike and I doe hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Hannah Pike sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoaking and making void all former and other Wills by mee heretofore made In Witnesse whereof I the said John Pike thereTestator have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written John Pike signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Robert Weaver John Harrison Jos Hunt Scr Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 26 October 1697] Vicesimo Sexto die Mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Nonagesimo Septimo [to] Hanna Pike Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis
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