Source: TNA, PROB 11/1677
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 Stratford in the Parish of West Ham Essex Limeburner do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say I will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral expences shall in the first place be fully paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Cass Bargeman of the Town of Bishop Storford in the County of Essex the Sum of Two hundred pounds Bank Stock in the five per Cents also I will and bequeath to my Nephew James Howard of Stratford in the County of Essex the Sum of Thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain also I will and bequeath to my Niece Ann Tarris otherwise Pike the Sum of Thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain I will and bequeath that my wearing Apparel be equally divided between William Cass Bargeman and John Cass Waterman of Purfleet Essex and James Howard Limeburner of Stratford Essex Also I will and bequeath that my Wifes Wearing apparel be equally divided between my several Nieces that is to say Ann Cass Susan Cass & Ann Tarris Also I will and bequeath my late Wifes Watch to my Niece Ann Tarris I will and bequeath my silver Cased Watch to my Nephew William Cass a Bargeman and my old Watch to my Nephew James Howard Limeburner also I will and bequeath to my Niece Ann Cass the Sum of five pounds to purchase mourning and also I will and bequeath five pounds to my Niece Susan Cass for the purpose of buying mourning I do will and ordain that my household furniture books and other Effects be sold whatever money may be left and whatever Debts recovered afte rall expences and lawful demands are paid and satisfied I will and bequeath the same to my Nephew William Cass and I constitute and appoint Benjeman Bridgeman Bargeman and William Pryke Baker of Bow Middx as my sole Executors to this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Pike the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen The Mark x of John Pike Signed Sealed and published and Declared by the within named Testator named John Pike in the presence of us and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereunto Thomas Cleaver The Mark x of Benjamin Bridgman William Pryke Proved Proved at London 6th November 1823 before the Worshipful Samuel Rush Meyrick Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of William Pryke the surviving Executor to whom admon was granted being first Sworn duly to administer
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