Source: TNA, PROB 11/712
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 Mary Pike of Kingston Lisle in the County of Berks Spinster being weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory praised be therefore given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say First I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping through the Merits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting Life And as touching all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon my I give and dispose thereof Exam:d as followeth viz Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Sister Elizabeth Durham Widow all and singular my Goods and Chattells of what nature or kind soever to home I do make full and sole Executrix orig so of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disanull and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Mary Pike to this my present last Will and Testament have hereunto set my Hand Seal the eighteenth day of July in the fifteenth year of the Reign of Our Soveraing Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Forty one The Mark of Mary Pike signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of The Mark of Martha Willise Edward Wyeres Jo: Cook This Will was proved at London before the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the fifth day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Forty one By Elizabeth Durham Widow the Sister of the Deceased and sole Executrix in the said Will named To whom was granted Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to administer the same Exd
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