Source: TNA, PROB 11/85
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 Phillipp Pike of the Boroughe of Marleboroughe in the countie of wiltes gent beinge sicke in Bodye but of good and perfect memorye I thanke god doe make this my last will and testamente in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my Soule to Almightie god hoping and assuringe my selfe to be saved onelye by the deathe and blood sheddinge of his sonne and my Saviour Jesus Christe and my bodye to be buried in xpian buriall Item I will and bequeathe unto my son Richard and to the heires males of his bodye lawfullie begotten all my landes in fee symple and the proffittes thereof arysinge growinge and comminge thereof I will shalbe receyved by Margerie my wife duringe the mynoritie of my sayd sonne to bee ymployed towardes my said sonnes educacion and bringeinge upp untill he shall come unto the age of one and twentie yeares and if it shall happen my said sonn Richarde to die without heires males of his bodie lawfullie begotten livinge then my said wife Margerye Then I will that all my landes as aforesaid shall remaine and be unto my said wife duringe her naturall life And from and imedi- atlye after her decease the remaydner of all my said landes and tenements to com reverte and discend unto Edmond Pike the younger sonne of Edmond Pike ye elder of Martin gent and to the heires males of his bodie lawfullie begotten All the rest of my goodes and Chattells whatsoever moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Richard and my said wife Margerye whome I make my Joynte executors of this my last will and testamente And I make overseers of this my last will and testamente Edmond Pike of Martin thelder gent and John Walford of the Boroughte of Marleboroughe desiringe them to see this my last will truelie performede accordinge to the true intente & meaninge thereof In wittness whereof I the said Phillipe Pike have hereunto put my hand and seale the sixteenth daye of Januarie in the seaven and thirtith yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Ladie Elizabeth the Queenes maiestie that nowe is one thousand five hundered nintie fower Per me Phillipp ??? Pike Witnesses Edmond Pike Phillipp Franklyn Thomas Foxe Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 24 February 1594] vicesimo quarto die mensis Februarii Anno Dni ... Millesimo Quingentesimo Nonagesimo Quarto [to] Margerie Pike relicte
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