Source: TNA, PROB 11/213
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 The second day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and Fifty I William Pike of Cambridge in the County of Cambridge Baker being at this present weake in body yet of a sound and perfect minde and memory the Lord be praised Doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following (vizt) First and principally I committ and comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty god my loveing Father in Jesus Christ verily beleiveing through the only death and merritts of my alone Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus to have the full and free pardon of all my sinns and to be made partaker of Everlasting glory And I will my body shalbe decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named as neere as may be to my Father and mother in the parish of St Bennetts where I now dwell And for those earthly goods which god of his bounty hath given me I dispose of them as followeth that is to say Inprimis I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife all my Messuages Lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever scituate lyeing and being in the towne and bounds of Fordham in the County of Cambridge aforesaid to have and to hold all my said Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said Margarett my wife her heires and assignes to the only use and behoofe of the said Margarett my wife her heires and assignes for ever Item I give & bequeath unto Mary Price now wife of John Price of Cambride aforesaid Forty shillings of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto every brother and sister which I have liveing in this world at my death five shillings a peece to buy every one of them a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Pettit of Cambridge aforesaid Publiq Notary fower pounds of lawfull mony of England And to Frances now wife of the said Richard Pettit tenn shillings of like money to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give unto the poore people which shall swell in Bennetts Parish aforesaid at my death twenty dozen of bread and twenty shillings in mony to be distributed amongst them upon the day of my buriall Item I give unto the Minister of Gods word which shall preach at my buriall twenty shillings of lawfull money of England All the rest of my goods and chattells (my debts and Legacies being paid and funerall charges being defrayed I give and bequeath unto the said Margarett my wife and I make and ordaine the said Margarett my wife sole Executrix of this my last will and testament I revoke all former wills by me made In wittnes whereof to this my last will and testament I have put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written William Pike Sealded subscribed acknowledged and delivered by the said Testator the day and yeare first above written in the presence of John Chaplin Richard Pettit Nory publiq and of me Robert Kerington Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 2 July 1650] Secundo die mensis Julii Anno Dni Millimo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo [to] Margareta Pike relict dict defunct et Executricis
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