Source: TNA, PROB 11/1153
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 Thomas Pike of the Town and County of Poole Marriner for the settling and disposing of all my wordly Estate in manner and form following that is to say First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged also I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved Wife Mary Pike and to her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever as well all and singular my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate situate lying and being in the said Town and County of Poole and elsewhere as also all the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattles Rights Credits Plate Money Securities for Money and all other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint her my said dear Wife Mary Pike sole Executrix and residuary Legatee of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all and every former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this alone to be my true last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Pike the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine Ts Pike Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Pike the Testator as and for and to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our Hands as Witnesses hereunto at the request and in the presence of the said Testator and of each other R H Weston John Brown Hen Austen This Will was proved at London the thirty first Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Mary Pike Widow the Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted she having been first sworn by Commissian duly to administer
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