Source: TNA, PROB 11/213
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 I Thomas Pike of Tavistocke in the Countie of Devon yeoman beinge sicke of bodie but whole of mynde and perfect of remembrannce Thankes bee given unto Almightie God Doe here ordayne make and declare this my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme followinge (vizt:) First I Committ my Soule to Almightie God my Creator and Jesus Crhsit my blessed Redeemer through whome and in whose merritts I hope to enioye everlastinge Joye in his Kingdome of Blisse And my bodie I Committ to Christian buryall Item I give and bequeath to the poore people of Tavistocke aforesaid Tenn shillinges Item I give to Thomsin my Daughter three kyne Tenne poundes and the Tenement called Isle-shill lyinge and beinge wTHin the parish of Tavistock aforesaid for and duringe all such tyme and number of yeares which are yet to come and unexpired of the Tree lyves nomynated uppon the Lease of Indenture for the said Tenement All the rest of my goods and Chattells not before given nor bequeathed I doe hereby give and bequeath unto Johan Pike and Katherine Pike my Sisters whome I ordayne and make my Joynt Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament In witnes whereof I have caused this to bee made and have hereunto put my hand and seal the fourteenth Daie of March in the Two and Twentith yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Kinge Majestie that nowe is &c Anno Domini One Thowsand Sixe hundred fortie six Signed pradick Thomas Pike Sealed and published in the presence of Richard Trowte Thomas Bloy Probatum fuit Testamentum Suprascriptum apud London [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon on 23 September 1650] Vicesimo tertio Die Mensis Septembris Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo quinquagesimo [to] Johanna Pike et Catherina Pike
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