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 Susan Towell Pike of Exmouth in the County of Devon Widow I give and bequeath unto my two friends Mr George B????? of Exeter Linen Draper and Robert Thomas Me????? of Exmouth aforesaid Gentleman their executors administrators and assigns All and singular my ????hold messuages tenements and premises situate in Exmouth aforesaid or elsewhere Upon trust to receive and lay out and apply the rents and produce thereof for and towards the ???????? benefit and education of my three children Susan Elizabeth Pike William Pike and John Horatio Pike and the survivor and survivors of them until my said daughter Susan Elizabeth Pike shall have attained the age of twenty one years and or her arrival at that age or in case of her death before that time then and in either of the said events my desire is that the said trustees or the survivor of them shall absolutely sell and dispose in any way they shall think meet all and singular my said leasehold estates and all other my property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and pay and apply one half part of the money to ??????????? after such sale ?????? my said daughter Susan Elizabeth for her own sole use and benefit and the other half part of said monies unto and amongst my said two sons William Pike and John Horatio Pike for their own use and benefit share and share alike And I declare the receipt of my said trustee or the survivor of them shall be a sufficient discharge to any purchase And I appoint the said George B???? and Robert Thomas Meeh?? Executors in trust of this my Will dated the twenty third day of September 1833 S T Pike LS Signed and published in the presence of C??? Burrington Clerk to Mr Bussell Exeter In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Goods of Susan Towell Pike widow deceased Appeared Personally Samuel Thomas Gilbert of the City of the Exeter Linen Draper ??? gave Oath that he knew and was well acquainted with Susan Towell Pike late of Exmouth in the County of Devon Widow deceased and also with her manner and character of hand writing and subscription having previously seen her write and write and subscribe her name and having now with ??? and attention viewed and observed the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and Testament of the said deceased and which said will is hereunto annexed and begins thus This is the last Will and Testament of me Susan Towell Pike of Exmouth in the County of Devon widow" ends thus "Dated this twenty third day of September 1833" and is thus subscribed "S.T.Pike" He this Deponent doth say he verily and in his conscience believes the said name "S.T.Pike" so set and subscribed to the said Will to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Susan Towell Pike widow the said Testratrix deceased S T Gilbert On Saturday the fifth day of July 1834 the said Samuel Thomas Gilbert was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit ?????? of the ??????? Commission Before me Charles Ha??vard Commiss???? Proved at London 9th July 1834 before the Judge by the Oath of George Bra??? in the Will written Br??? and Robert Thomas Meehan the Exors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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