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 the Eleaventh day of November Anno Domini 1646 and int he twoe and Twentyth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England &c I Nathaniell Pike of London Fishmonger beinge sicke of body but of perfect mind and memory praised bee god doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament declaring thereing my last will and mind in forme followinge vizt First I comend my sowle into the handes of Allmighty God wth assured trust and Confidence by and through the merritts of Christ Jesus to inheritt eternall life my body I Comit to the earth from whence ytt came in hope of a ???full Resurrection And concerning my temporall goodes I dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth by lovinge wyfe All my Leases estate right and interest of and in those Foure messuages or Tennements in the Parish of St Mary Somersett London which weere given unto mee by my late Father Edward Pike deceased provided allwayes that yf the sayd Eliz my wyfe bee now conceived wth Child and that the sayd Child shall come alive into the world and attaine to the age of one and Twenty yeares or bee marryed then I give unto the sayd Child Twenty Poundes pr Anno owt of the Rents and proffitts of the sayd howses and Tennements duringe the then Remaynder of the Termes then to come of the sayd Leases or in the meanetime to bee renewed Item I give to my lovinge mother one shilling to my brother Michaell and his Children xii d a peece to my sister Elizabeth and her Children allsoe xii d a peece to my brother Jeremey and my Sister in lawe Anne Pike xii d a peece Item I give to my wyfes sonne Richard Se????y Twenty poundes att his mothers disposinge To nanse Crany I give Five Poundes to her sonns Zachery and Joseph Moody Twenty shillinges a peece to bee payd to the sayd Nanse and her sonns two yeares after my decease and to Richard Skyton I give three poundes to bee payd him three yeares after my decease yf hee bee then livinge The rest and Residue of all my goodes and Chattells whatsoever my debts payd and Funerall dischardged I wholy give to the sayd Elizabeth my wyfe And I make her sole Executrix of this my last will And Overseers thereof I nominate and desire to bee Mr Robert Senman and ????????et my loving freindes not doubting but they will ayde and assist my Executrix in the due performance of this my last will as my trust is in them for the same In wittnesse whereof I have heereunto putt my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above wrytten Nathaniell Pike Sealed and delivered and as and for the ???st will of the sayd Nathaniell pronounced in the pnce of the marke of and Edward Roberts Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 13 November 1643] decimo tertio die mensis Novembris Anno domini Millesimo Sexcentesimo Quadragesimo tertio [to] Elizabeth Relict [The date of probate appears to be mis-written. The wills right before and after this one were proved in 1647. Meanwhile, the TNA index says this one was proved in 1646]
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