Source: TNA, PROB 11/434
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.
Know all men by these presents that I John Pike Marriner now belonging to his Maties Ship Greenwich Have and by these presents doe make ordaine and constitute John Warren of Stepney in the County of Middx Ropemaker my true and lawfull Attorney irrevocable forme and in my name and for my use to aske demand and receive of and from the right honble the Treasurer or Paymaster of their Maties Navy and Coms for prize money and whom else it may concerne As well all sum wages and pay bounty money prize money and all other sume and sumes of money whatsoever as now is and which hereafter shall or may be due or payable unto me pursueant to his Maties gracious Declaracon of the 23 of May 1689 And also all such pentions salleries smart money and all other moneys and things whatsoever which now and at any time hereafter is and shall be due to me for my owne service or otherwise in any of his Maties ships Frigetts or Vessells or any Merchant ship or ships As also to demand recover and receive of all other person and persons whatsoever whom it doth or my concerne all and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects wages debts dues claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by bond bill booke account or otherwise howsoever And moreover in my name and for my proper use to demise and lett by Lease in writeing or otherwise all or any of my Messuages Lands or Tenements to such person or persons and for such terme of yeares condicons and reservatons as my said Attorney or his Councell shall thinke fitt and convenient Giveing and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my full and whole power in the premisses and to recover and receive all and singuler the sume and sumes of money matters and things aforesaid and upon non payment thereof or any parte thereof All such person and persons whom it may concerne and where need shall require their Executors Administrators and goods to sue arrest attache seize imprison prosecute and condemne and to compound and agree and out of prison to release and discharge And upon receipt of the said premisses or any parte thereof Acquittances Releases or any other Discharges for me and in my name to make seale and deliver and one Attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and doe all other acts matters and things whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectually as I might or could doe if I were personally present Ratifying and allowing for firme and valid and irrevocable all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in and touching the premisses by vertue of these presents And I the said John Pike considering the incertainty of this transitory life doe make and declare these presents to containe my last Will and Testament that is to say all such wages sume and sumes of money Lands Tenemts Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or of right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto my said Attorney John Warren And doe hereby nominate and appoint my said Attorney my full and sole Executor and doe revoke all former Wills and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and doe ordaine these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the Fifth day of March Anno Dni 1695 And in the Eighth yeare of his Maties Reigne The marke of John Pike signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Rd Clton Noy Publiq : 95 : 5 : Mar Edw Townsend his Clerke Probatum [this paragraph is in latin and appear to grant admin to John Warren alias Warring on 15 Oct 1696 "Decimo quinto die mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millimo Sexegimo Nonageno Sexto"]
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