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 Richard Pike beinge in PERfect memorie though weake of body thanks be unto God for it Doe make this my last will and Testament First and above all things I will and bequeath my soule to God my Creator and Redemer in and through whome I hope to be saved and my body to the earth from whence it came Imprimis I ???? and bequeath unto the poore of Christs Church parrishe in the Countie of Hamshiere the some of Five poundes to be paid out of my wages for this pnte sixt voyage Item I bequeath unto William Ridge and Marine Moore both saylors of the Trades Increase all the rest of my wages my Debts beinge paide that is or shall growe due unto me for my service in this voyage to be equally Devided betweene them Item I give unto the said William Ridge and Martine Moore equally Devided betweene them one as much as the other all such Aparrell both wollen and lynnen that I have in the shipp Item whereas Thoams Crocker Dwellinge in the parrish of Christchurch in the Countie Hamshiere hath in his hands of myne before my Comyng to sea this voyage the some of Fortie poundes of lawfull mone of England Item I will and bequeath unto my sisters whose names are hereunder written Elizabeth Pike and Alice Pike Dwelling in the above named Christs Church parrish to bee equally Devided betweene them the abovesaid Forie pounds wth the proffitt of it sence my gooing to sea wch is in the handes of the said Thomas Crocker And for the performance of this my will I make and ordayne Wm Ridge my sole Executor to see this my will PERformed In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale Dated this 26th of June Ano 1612 Signed Richard Pike Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us whose names are here Signed John Hiells Signed John Giells Nathaniell Courts??????? [The next paragraph is in Latin and appears to grant probate on 5 August 1614] Quinto die mensis Augusti Anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo Decimo quarto [to] Elizabethe Kinge als Pike sorori
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