Source: TNA, PROB 11/168
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 twentieth day of September one thousand six hundred thirtie foure And in the nynth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England Scotland France and ireland defender of the Faith &c I John Pike of Ramescomb within the Parish of North Newnton in the Countie of Wiltes yeoman being sicke in bodie but of perfect memorie Thankes bee given to Allmightie God doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give & comend my souleinto the hands of Allmightie God my maker and Redeemer in stedfast assurance of the free pardon and forgivenes of all my sinnes by the free mercyes of God in the onely and all sufficient meritts of my Lord and Savyour Jesus Christ And my bodie I Comytt to the Earth from whence it came And touching the distribucon of such worldly goods as God hath given mee First I give and bequeath unto Henry Pyke and Thomas Pike the sonnes of Thomas Pike of Ramescombe aforesaid to either of them Tenne pounds of Currant English money To bee payd them att thage of Twentie one yeares Item I give unto Anne Pike daughter of the said Thomas Pike tenne pounds of Currant English money to bee paid her in like manner Item I give unto Henry Pike sonne of Thorpe five pounds of Currant English money Item I give unto Henry Pike sonne of Symon Pike five pounds of Currant English mone Item I give to Anne Hide daughter of Stephen Hide of Pottoll five pounds of Currant English money Item I give to everie one of the rest of his said Children Twentie shillings of Currant English money Item I give to Elizabeth Edmonds daughter of Joane Edmonds of Ore five pounds of Currant English money to bee paid her within one yeare next after my decease Item I give to every one of the rest of her said Children twentie shillings of Currant English money to bee paid them within foure yeares next after my decease Item I give to Anne Pike and Barbara Pyke the daughters of Anthony Pike late of Highworth deceased five pounds to either of them of Currant English money To bee paid them att their daie of marriage or att the age of one and Twentie yeares Item I give to the sonne of Christopher Wilson five pounds of Currant English money which hee had by Barbara Pyke the daughter of Richard Pike deceased to bee paid him at the age of one and yeares if hee doe soe long live and noe otherwise Item give to the poore fortie shillings to be delivered amongst them at my buriall Item I give and allow for the Charges of my funerall tenne pounds of Currant English money As touching all the rest and residue of my personall estate readie money goods and Chattells of what nature or kind soever they bee I freely give and bequeath unto Thomas Pyke of Ramescombe my Godsonne whom I constitute and make sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Lastly I make overseers of this my last Will my loving kinsmen Thorpe Pike and Symon Pyke of now of Weestweeke in the parish of Pewsey in the Countie of Wiltes entreateing them to see this my last will in all things performed And I doe give to either of them Twentie shillings of Currant English money given under my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written By mee John Pyke Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 11 June 1635] undecimo die mensis Junii Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo tricesimo quinto [to] Thome Pyke
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