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.
If on me you do find this will be satisfied, Richardsons Hotel Covent Garden will thank John Soicks to open this and read the same time Edwards Burton Sarah Dovey L20 2 Nieces 10 the Bill to be paid the Shares of every thing to be paid to Mother and get some body to do it for them 9th March 1808 Appeared Personally Elizabeth Pike now residing at Battle Bridge in the County of Middlesex Spinster John Wicks of Richardsons Hotel Coven Garden in the same County Gentleman and Edward Burton of the same place Gentleman and being severally sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the truth made oath as follows and first the said Elizabeth Pike for herself saith that she knew and was well acquainted with Richard Pike late Porter at Richardsons Hotel Covent Garden in the parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden in the said County of Middlesex deceased for some years before and down to the time of his death which happened about 1 oClock of the Morning of Monday the twenty ninth day of February last and that on Sunday previous to his death he the said deceased requested that pen Ink and paper might be brought to him and that he the said deceased then in the presence of this Deponent wrote the words following as contained in the paper hereunto annexed to wit "If on me you "do find this will be satisfied Richardsons Hotel "Covent Garden will thank John Wicks to open this "and read the same time Edwards Burton Sarah "Dovey L20 2 Nieces 10 the bill to be paid the "Shares of every thing to be paid to Mother and "get somebody to do it for them" and that on now viewing and carefully perusing the said paper she doth verily and in her conscience believe it to be in every respect in the same plight and condition as when he the said deceased so wrote the same in this Deponents presence as aforesaid and the said John Wicks and Edward Burton for themselves make Oath and say that they also knew and were well acquainted with the said deceased for some years before and down to the time of his death and also with his manner and Character of Handwriting having often seen him write and subscribe his name and now viewing and carefully perusing the said paper hereinbefore recited and hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and Testament or Testamentary Schedule of the said deceased they do verily and in their Consciences believe the whole body series and Contents of the same to be all of the proper hand writing and subscription of the said Richard Pike deceased Elizabeth Pike John Wicks Edwd Burton Same day the said Elizabeth Pike John Wicks and Edward Burton were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me C Coote Surr P?? Wm Brown Not Pub On the fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight admon (with the will or Testamentary Schedule annexed) of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Richard Pike late porter at Richardsons Hotel Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Bachelor deceased was granted to George Pike and John Pike the natural and lawful Brothers of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer No Executor or Residuary Legatee being named in the said will and Jane Pike widow the natural and lawful Mother and next of kin having first renounced the Letters of Admon (with the said will or Testamentary Schedule annexed of the Goods of the said deceased
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