Source: TNA, PROB 11/1538
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.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Pike of the Town & County of Poole Widow which I make as follows First I direct my just debts funeral Expences & the charges of the probate hereof to be paid & discharged I give & bequeath unto my Nephew Samuel Walker Son of my late brother William Walker deceased the Sum of two hundred pounds which I direct shall be paid him by my Executrixes hereinafter named within six calendar months after the day of my decease and as to all the rest residue & remainder of my Estate & Effects whatsoever & wheresoever both real & personal & of what other nature or kind soever which I shall die seized possessed of interested in or entitled unto I give devise & bequeath the same unto my Sisters Fosby Walter of Poole aforesaid Spinster & Sarah Richards of Poole aforesaid Widow To hold the same & every part thereof unto them the said Fosby Walker & Sarah Richards equally to be divided between them share & share alike as tenants in common & not as joint tenants & to their several & respective heirs Exors admors & assigns absolutely for ever or according to the nature of the Estate & property and revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament testament and do appoint them the said Fosby Walker & Sarah Richards Executrixes hereof In Witness whereof I the said Mary Pike the testatrix have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed my Seal this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1811 Mary Pike LS Signed Sealed published & declared by the said Mary Pike the testatrix as & for her last Will & testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof the word "William" in the seventh line being first written on an Erasure Tho Parr Francis Etheridge Joseph Darvall Proved at London 20th October 1812 before the Judge by the oaths of Fosby Walker Sp & Sarah Richard Wo the Sisters & Executrixes to whom admon was granted being first sworn duly to adm (by Comon)
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