Source: TNA, PROB 11/224
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 upon the two and twentith day of February in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand sixe hundred fiftie one I Richard Pike thelder of Kingsley in the County of Chester yeoman being diseased sick and weake in body but in good and perfect memory God I praise and thanke therefore doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and before all things I committ and most humbly commend my soule unto the hands of Allmighty God my Maker and unto Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer assuredly perswading my selfe that through and by his meritorious death and passion I have and shall have full and free forgivenesse of all my sinnes And that I shalbe numbered amongst his electe and chosen at the last day And my bodie to be buried at the parish church of Frodsham at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as touching and concerning my worldly goods which God hath endued mee withall In???? my will and mynde is that out of all my goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee that first my debts and funerall expences to be paid and discharged out of the whole And from and after my debts and funerall expences to be paid and discharged as aforesayd Item my will and mynde is and I give and bequeath unto Tho- mas Janion his three children to set forth with them untill they attayne the full age of twenty one yeares the full and ???? summe of Twenty pounds of Currant English money to be equally devided amongst them Item alsoe my will and mynde is and I give and bequeath twenty pounds of like currant English money unto yonge Richard Millnor my Grandchild as my wife shall thinke fitt at her descretion Item I alsoe give and bequeath unto Mary Pike my Grandchild five markes of like currant English money to be set forth with her and for her use untill shee attayne the full age of twenty one yeares as aforesayd Item my will and mynde is and i give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Pike my wife after my debts and funerall expences being paid and discharged out of all the goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee the one halfe of all the rest residue and remaynder thereof being then in two parts equally devided Item from and after my legacies being paid out of the other halfe of my goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee my will and mynde is And I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remaynder of all my goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee unto Richard Pike my sonne And lastly I make and ordayne Elizabeth Pike my now wife and the aforesayd Richard Pike my sonne my Executors entreating them to see this my last will and Testament performed making void all former will or wills assumpset or assumpsetts of promise or any other proscripts whatsoever concerning the same And I publish this to be my last will and Testament in manner and forme aforesayd and hereunto have set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written The seale of Richard Pyke the elder sealed and delivered in the presents of us Richard Browne his marke Sarah Browne her marke John Gerrards Debts owing unto mee Richard Pike the elder without specialty as followeth Raphe Millnor 7 0 0 Robart Blinston my sonne lawe 10 10 0 Lawrence Coughen 4 12 0 Raphe Rutter 1 3 8 Raphe Hornby 0 9 0 Thomas Headell 0 12 0 Raphe Helsby 0 8 0 Richard Rutter 1 7 0 Thomas Smedthers 1 6 0 The sayd Thomas Smedthers more for sixe measures of Malt 0 18 Richard Smedthers 0 18 0 Richard Cooke 2 10 0 Henry Burtonwood 4 0 0 Anne Browne 1 18 0 John Robinson 0 9 0 The summer is 38 6 8 This Will was proved at London the seaventh day of July one thousand sixe hundred fiftie two before Sr nathaniell Brent Knight doctor of Lawes and Master or Keeper of the Prerogative Court by the Oathes of Elizabeth the Relecte and Richard Pike the sonne of the deceased and ioynte Executors therein named To whome Administration of all and singuler the goods chattells and debts of the sayd deceased wth any manner of waytonterne the same will was graunted and committed They being first legally sworne by virtue of a Commission in that behalfe issued forth well and truly to Administer the same
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