Source: TNA, PROB 11/1555
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.
The last Will & Testament of me John Pike the Elder of Wantage in the County of Berks Cooper which I hereby make publish and declare in manner & form following that is to say First I desire that all my Just debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses be fully paid and satisfied and subject to such payment I give & bequeath unto my dear Wife Mary Pike her Exors & Admors absolutely all and singular my household Goods & Furniture ?? Stock in Trade ready Money Securities for Money Debts due & owing to me and all other my personal Estate & Effects whatsoever & wheresoever of which I may die possessed of or intitled unto And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former & other Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Testimony whereof I the said John Pike hath hereunto set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seven John Pike Senr LS Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said John Pike the Testator as and for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto Wm Frogley Wm Pinden Proved at London 19th April 1814 before the Judge by the Oath of Mary Pike Widow the Relict and sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted being sworn by Comon duly to Admr
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