Source: TNA, PROB 11/593
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 Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey shipwright being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and Considering the perills and dangers of the seas and other uncertainties of this transitory life do for avoyding Controversies after my decease make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to Order and as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say after all my just Debts are fully Satisfyed and paid then all and every such Wages sume and Sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owning or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto James Whittaker of the Tower of London Gentleman his heirs Executors and Administrators forever and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said James Whittaker Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordaine and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal the Fifteenth day of February Anno Domi 1722 and in the ninth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George over Great Britaine &c Thomas Pike Signed sealed and published in the presence of us Richd Stiles Jno Kidder N pub Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 18 September 1723] decimo Octavo die mensis Septembris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo vicesimo tertio [to] Jacobi Whittaker Executoris
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