Source: TNA, PROB 11/1710
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.
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Pike late of the City of Bristol Victualler but now residing at Berkeley in the County of Gloucester do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give devise and bequeath all and singular my real and personal estates whatsoever and wheresoever the same or any part thereof may be situatre that I shall or may be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy unto my dear daughter and only Child Sarah Merritt Pike her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit for ever or according to the nature of tenure thereof subject to the payment of all my just debts and I do appoint my said daughter sole Executrix of this my said Will which I publish and declare to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my said last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five William Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the prsence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses Wm Smith Berkley Thos Woolwright of Berkeley Wm Powell Junr of Berkeley Proved at London 7th March 1826 before the Judge by the Oath of Sarah Merritt Pike Spinster the daughter & sole Extrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to Admr
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