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 Cook of His Majesty's Ship Magnificent Richard ??slow Esq commander No on Ships Books (14) being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for Remission of all my Sins through the merits of Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God And as for such worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or intitled unto at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth (that is to say) I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Nanny otherwise Ann Pike living in Cross Street Gosport in the County of Hants All such wages Sum and Sums of money as now is or hereafter shall be due to me for my Service or otherwise on Board the said Ship or any other Ship or vessel And do hereby nominated constitute and appoint my beloved wife Nanny otherwise Ann Pike aforesaid my Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament And I do give and bequeath unto my said Executrix All the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever both real and personal hereby revoking and making void all other and former wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety and in the thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c Thomas Pike his mark Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Thomas Pike as and for his last Will and Testament int he presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said Testat H Tonken 1st Lt Jno Chadwick Ma This Will was proved at London the eighth day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and one before The Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Nanny other Ann Pike widow the Relict of the deceased and Sole Executrix named in the Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by Commission) duly to Admr
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