Source: TNA, PROB 11/285
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 Nicholas Pike of Coate in the parish of Martoke being sicke of body but of perfect memory Doe make this my last will and testament in maner and forme following Imprimis I give and bequeath my sole into the hands of Allmighty God and body to the Christian buryall Item I give to my son in lawe William Rice thirtie shillinge which he owes me Item I give to my Daughter Edeth twelve pence Item I give to my Son in lawe William Rice foure children twelve pence apeece All the rest of my goods within Doores and without I give to my Son Steeven whom I Doe make my whole Executor Allsoe I would desire Mr Robert Napper of Ilchester my Landlord to be a friend in truth for my Son In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seale the twentieth Day of Aprill Ano Dom 1657 The marke of Nicholas Pike Witnesses to these are John Pitterd The marke of Hmphrey Cole The two and twentieth day of December In the yeare of our lord god accordinge to the Computation of the Church of England one thousand six hundred Fiftie and eight Issued forth a commission to Robert Napper Trustee named in the last will and Testament of Nicholas Pike deceased To Administer the goods Chattells and debts of the said Deceased accordinge to the tenor of his said will Dureinge the minority and to the use and behoofe of Stephen Pike a minor the naturall and lawfull Sonne of the said Deceased and sole Exe cutor named in the said will ?wethe said Robert Napper beeing first sworne by Comission truly to Administer the same
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