Source: TNA, PROB 11/409
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.
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Pike of the parish of Saint Pauls Shadwell in the County of Middlesex mariner for good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving have made assigned ordained and authorized and by these presents in my stead and place putt and Constituted my trusty dear and welbeloved wife Mary Pike the bearer hereof to be my true and lawfull Attorney irrevocable for me in my name and to my use to ask and receive and if occasion be to sue for levy and recover of and from all and every person and persons whatsoever and wheresoever all and singular such debts rents wages ticketts salaries pentions Legacies Duties dues Summe and summes of money and all other goods chattells claimes and demands whatsoever which now are or which at any time or times hereafter shall be due owing or in any wise belonging unto me Giving and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my full power and authority both for the obtaining and discharging of the premisses Ratifying and hereby Confirming all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done both for the obtaining and discharging of the premises by virtue of these presents And in Case of death I the said Thomas Pike do make and declare my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) all and singular my Estate goods chattells debts wages pay and Creditts whatsoever I give devise and bequeath unto my said deare and welbeloved wife Mary Pike and to her heirs and Assignes To hvae and to hold for ever whom I appoint Executrix of this my last will and testament In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the thirteenth day of September Anno Domini One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Six and in the second year of the reigne of Our Soveraigne Lord James the Second (by the Grace of God) King over England &c Thomas Pike Sealed and Delivered Read and Declared in the presence of the mark of Temperance Rawling Nich Mann Sr at new Crane Wapping Sam Wills his servt Probatum [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 31 May 1692] Tricesimo primo die mensis Maii Ano Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Nonagesimo Secundo [to] Maria Pike Relicta et Extricis
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