Source: TNA, PROB 11/69
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.
Memorandum That Robert Pike of the precincte of St Katherines neere the Tower of London Barbor Surgion being sick in bodye yet of good and perfect memorye Did ordayne and make his last will and testament ???????tive in manner and forme following viz he the saide Robert Pyke the thursdaye before he Dyed being the eleaventh Daye of Julye Anno Dni 1583 being demannded by one Richard Chamberline concerning the ordering and Disposicon of his goodes answered I have given all my goodes to Marye Pyke pointing unto the said Marye being then by whome I Doe make my executrix in the hearing and presence of the saide Richard Chamberlyne William Bovye and others Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 29 April 1586] penultimo Die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millimo Quingentesimo Octogesimo Sexto [to] Marie Pyke als Wiatt executricis
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