Source: TNA, PROB 11/304
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 one and twentieth day of February in the yere of our Lord god one Thousand six hundred and Sixtie I John Pike of Mayfield in the Countie of Sussex yeoman being well st??ken in yeres And therefore putt in mynd of my death And not knowing the tyme when Therefore doe make ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following That is to Say First and principally I give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of Almighty god my merciful creatour haveing in and through Jesus Christ to have the forgiveness of all my synnes And my body I committ to the earth from whence it came and decently to be buried when it shall please god Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Turners three children the Summe of fiftie pounds to be equally devided betweene then and paid unto them when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twenty yeres by my executrix hereafter named And alsoe my will and mynd is That my executrix shall pay to my said daughter Turner the Somme of three pound a yere being the proffitt of the ?and fiftie pounds until they shall come unto their age or ages of one and twenty yeres as aforesaid And alsoe my will and mynd is That my Executrix shall paye unto Sara Smyth my kinswoman the somme of fortie and three pounds of lawfull money of England when she shall accomplish her age of one and Twenty yeres Item I give and beque ath unto Sara Picke my daughter All that my Tenement of land called the Ang?? or what soever name or names it is or hath bin called wth Thappurtenances belonging to the same lyeing and being in Mayfeild aforesaid To her and her heires forever which said land wsas lately pur- chased of John Duke of Pages and of Mr Thomas Annscombe conteyning by affirmacon sixteene acres bee it more or less All the rest of my lands and tenements Messuages and buildings lyeing and being in Mayfield and Retherfield I gave and bequeath unto Mary Woodman my daugh- ter to her and her heires for ever whome I make and ordaine my Sole executrix of this my last will and testament And to whome I give & bequeath all the rest of my goods and personall estate houshold and imple- ments of houshold not before given in this my will my debts and Legacies Legacies and funerall expences being discharged and paid And I desire my loving friends and neighbors William Weston and William Be??? to be overseers to this my last will and testament And I give unto them five shillings a peece for their paynes and advice herein In witnes whereof That I have revoked and made voyd all other former wills And that this is my last will and Testament I have here unto set my hand and seale The day and yere above writeen John Pike Publish ed and Sealed to be the last will and testament of John Pike the Testator in the pre sence of William Stevens John Foster his marke and John Cutt Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admin at London on 3 May 1661] Tertio die mensis Maii Anno Domini Millsimo Sexcentesimo Sex: agesimo primo [to] Maria Woodman filia dicti def???? et executricis
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