Source: TNA, PROB 11/1062
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.
Memorandum be it known unto all Men that I Michael Pike being in perfect health in Body and mind & make this my last will Item I give unto my Cousin Michael Pike the one hald of my House which I hope he will take care of and make good use of it and to have half the Rents of the House during your life time and I bequeath unto Robert Russells Eldest Son the other half house and after your decease Robt Russells next Eldest Son shall have your part of the said House during his life time and unto my Brother Daniel I leave the sum of thirty pounds and to Edwd Smith two Daughters now living I leave the sum of twenty pounds each and Edwd Smith the Son of the said Edwd Smith twenty pounds and to my Sister Elizabeth Pike the sum of ten pounds and to John Smith's Daughter of Sutton twenty pounds and to William the Son of John Smith twenty pounds and to the Wife of James Smith of Crocken Hill in Kent ten pounds and to the Wife of James Blackwell the sum of ten pounds and to my Brothers Robert in the Parish of Cuddon five pounds and my Brothers Son William now a Blacksmith the sum of five Shillings also to Daniel Pike the Son of Robt Pike living at London the sum of half a Guinea And after my decease I make John Smith of Sutton my Executrix and Assigns of all I have after my Funeral Expences be fully paid and the above Legacies be paid which is to be paid in three Months after my decease this I make my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills made before this day wherein I have set my mark this first Day of December 1779 The mark T of Michael Pike Testator Thos Moody Catharine Moody Sutton Dec 1 1779 This Will was proved at London the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty before the worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of John Smith the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased he having been first sworn duly to Administer
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