Source: TNA, PROB 11/2201
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 Michael Pike of Number Upper Hosier Street Reading in the County of Berks Chimney Sweeper I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be fully paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my dearwife all my household goods furniture plate linen and china for her own user and benefit and I desire that the business now carried on by me shall be carried on after my decease for the benefit of my said Wife and my son Samuel Pike And as to all the rest and residue of my property of what nature or kind soever whether real or personal in possession reversion remainder or expectancy I give devise and bequeath the same unto my dear wife Maria Pike her heirs executors administrators and assigns abso- utely for ever And I appoint my said Wife Maria Pike Sole Executrix of this my Will and I declare this alone to be and contain my last Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifty three Michael Pike Signed anddeclared by the said Michael Pike the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request in the presence of each other and present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our naems as witnesses William Hedges Oxford Street Reading William Huggins Hosiers Street Proved at London 23rd Novr 1854 before the Worshipful Samuel Jewkes Wambey Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Maria Pike Widow the relict the sole Executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer
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