Source: TNA, PROB 11/2112
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.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Sophia Pike of Forebridge in the Parish of Castle Church in the County of Stafford Spinster as follows I desire that my body may be decently interred in the same Grave in which the mortal remains of my departed Sister Charlotte Maria Pike are deposited I give and bequeath to my friends Eliza Jemmett of Albion Place Blackfriars in the County of Surrey Spinster and her Sisters Ann Jemmett and Phoebe Jemmett of Kensington Town in the County of Middlesex Spinsters the sum of twenty pounds per Annum Bank Long Annuities equally to be divided between them as tenants in common which I beg them to accept as a trifling mark of my affectionate remembrance I give and bequeath to my friend The Reverend Doctor Henry Weedall President of Oscott College near Birmingham the sum of twelve pounds per Annum Bank Long Annuities upon trust nevertheless for the sole and separate use of his Sister Louisa the Wife of Davidson apart from any husband during her natural life and after her death I give and bequeath the same Bank Long Annuities unto the said henry Weedall his executors administrators and assigns for his and their own use and benefit on condi tion that no demand be made on my estate for rent or the use or occupation of the dwellinghouse in which I now reside (it being the intention and desire of my late friend Mrs Mary Frith Widow deceased the late Owner of the same dwellinghouse that I should reside therein rent free during my life I give and bequeath to my faithful domestic Servant Ann Deakin if she shall be in my service at the time of my decease the sum of ten pounds per annum Bank Long Annuities for her own absolute use and benefit but if the said Ann Deakin shall die in my lifetime then I give and bequeath the said sum of ten pounds per Annum Bank Long Annuities unto Mary Deakin of Bridgeford in the Parish of Leighford Widow (the Mother of the said Ann Deakin) I give and bequeath All the Rest and residue of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my friend Thomas Philp of Albion Place aforesaid Gentleman for his own absolute use and benefit And I appoint the said Thomas Philp sole Executor of this my last Will and testament and I hereby revoke all former Wills In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five The Mark of Sophia Pike Signed and also published and declared by the said Sophia Pike the testatrix as and to be her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses Jas G Iiern of Stafford Solr William B Kidder his Clerk Proved at London 22nd April 1850 before the Worshipful Joseph Phillimore Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Thomas Philp Esquire the Sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first Sworn duly to Administer
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