Source: TNA, PROB 11/46
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 xv th daye of Auguste Anno Dni 1561 I Margaret Pike of Wyecrofte widowe beinge of perfecte remembrance Do Ordeine and make my laste will and testamente as Followithe First I Comyte my soule to almightie god and my bodie to be buried yn the Churche of Axmynster I do Ordeine and make John Frye Esquor my brother in lawe my sole Executor Itm I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Pike one hundred Poundes so that she be ordred and Ruled in her marridge by my said Executor and the more parte of myne ovrseers and if she will not be Ordred nor Ruled as is aforesaide or if she die before marydg then I geve the same hundred Poundes to the said John Frie and to my sister Johane his wief And my will is that the said hundred poundes shalbe paide to the said Elizabeth my Daughter at the Daie of her marriadge or wtin one yere nexte Followinge If she willbe ordred and Ruled as is aforsaid Itm I Ordein and make John Stawell Nycholas Halsewell & Water Stratohle Esquiors my ovrseers to ayde and Assiste my sead Executor In the Execucon of this my presente last will and testament Itm all my Apparell bedinge and houshould stuff of wyecrofte and mrlynche I geve to the said Elizabeth if she be Ordred and Ruled in marryadge as is Aforsaid by me Margaret Pike Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 18 June 1563] xviii Junii Anno 1563 [to] Johis Frie
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