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 I John Pike of Plimouthe Marchant beinge in health and perfitt memory praysed be God Doe make this my laste will and testamt in manner followinge First I bequeath my soule unto God my Creator assured of my salva con by the deathe of Jesus Christ my saviour and Redeemer and my bodie to the earthe &c Item I give and bequeathe unto the pore people of St Johns parish in Jersey in mony Fortie shillings Item I give to the poore people of the Borowe of Plythe in mony Forty shillings Item I give unto my brother Edward Pike in money Five pounds Item I give unto my brother Edwards Children nowe living in money Sixe pounds a peece to each one Item I give unto my brother John Pike in money Five powndes and to his sonne nowe living I give in money Sixe powndes Item I give unto my brother in lawe John Gales Children nowe livinge in money Fortye shillings Item I give unto my Godchild Micheall Wooldredge the sonne of Thomas Wooldredge of Plythe in money Fortie shillings Item I give unto my Godchilde William Elford the sonne of Jno Elford in money twentie shillings Item I give unto my Godchild Michell the Duchmans sonne Tenn shillings Item I give unto my godchilde Peter Stephens the sonne of Jacob Stephins of Plimothe and to his heires executors and Administrators all the estate Right title interest and terme of yeares wch I have or of right ought to have in and unto the Gardens and messuages in the L??? lane nowe in the tenure and occupacon of my self and William Ne???s after the decease of Joane Sparke Item I give unto M??ses Goodier Twentie shillings to make him a ringe Item I give unto each of his Children nowe livinge Twentie shillings a peece Item I give unto John White twentie shillings to make him a Ringe Item I give unto Dorothie the daughter of John White in money Sixe pounds Item I give unto my Gossepp Jacob Stephins in money Twentie pownds Item I make and ordain Elizabeth my wife my full and sole Executrix and Thomas Woolredge of Plythe and John Lawrey of Stonehowse my Overseers And I doe give ???? of them tenn shillings a peece and this to be my laste will and testamt all former wills to be voyde Wittnes my hand and seale the 5th Daye of June 1618 John Pike PRE Wm Predys PRE Thomas Butcher Tho Reynardson Signum ???? Elizabethe Pike relicte et executricis testatemti ?????? Johannis Pike Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 31 July 1621] ultimo die mensis Julii Anno Domini Millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo primo [to] Elizabethe pike relicte dicti defuncti et executricis
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