Source: TNA, PROB 11/1238
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 Senr of Newbury in the County of Berks but late of Enborn in the said County being of sound disposing Mind Memory and understanding but mindful of my Mortality do this 24th of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I desire to be decently and privately buried in the Church yard belonging to the parish of Enborn in the County of Berks as near as possible to my late Mother with as little expence as may be First I give and bequeath all my Leasehold or Freehold Estate now lying and being in the parish of Enborn Berks consisting of a Messuage or Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with all its Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Occupation of Thomas Battin together with all my personal Estate Goods and Chattels ready Money and Securities for Money in the Funds Stocks or otherwise Secured to my good Friend Mr Andrew Growe of Newbury Berks In trust for and Subject to the followign provisoes Secondly as soon after my decease as may be convenient I order him to sell all my Leasehold or Freehold Estate and Money in the Funds or Bank of England and with the produce thereof to pay the following Sums of Money to Joseph Sheens Salesman of Newbury Berks the Sum of ten pounds one Shilling of Five Guineas also to Benjamin Kimbe and seven pence also to Shoemaker of Newbury Berks the Sum of three Thomas Fiene of Newbury pounds for Shillings and four pence also to Berks the sum John Simmons Hair Dresser of Newbury Berks the Sum of One pound fifteen Shillings and Six pence also to Richard Growe Schoolmaster of Newbury Berks the Sum of Seven pounds which were debts contracted by my Son David Gale Pike and after all my Just debts are paid together with the said Andrew Groves Expences Attending the same I give and bequeath the net produce or remaining part of what may arise from all my Leasehold or Freehold and personal Estates to be equally divided between my two sons Thomas Pike Shoemaker and David Gale Pike Breeches Maker share and Share alike to to each an equal Share and lastly I do appoint my good Friend Mr Anddrew Grove my full and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and Subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written Thomas Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator Thomas Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have Subscribed our names as witnesses Joseph Biggs Richard Turtehin The x of George Piper This will was proved at London on the twenty first day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws and Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Andrew Grove the Sole Executor named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer
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