Source: TNA, PROB 11/1421
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.
I William Pike Butler to Mrs Fisher of No 10 Wimpole Street Cavendish Square do make this my Will this twenty sixth day of January 1805 I give and bequeath to my fellow Servant Sarah Ellis five pounds to Emma Walker lately my fellow Servant the like Sum To Thomas Seymour residing in Stratford Place the like Sum To John Reynolds Mrs Vernons Footman my Great Coat To Emma Walker I likewise bequeath my Watch I give to Mrs Walkingshaw Governess to Miss Needham the share I have in a Lottery Te??ett and all the Residue of my property whatsoever I bequeath to Mrs Fishers Coachman my fellow Servant William Cleaver for his own absolute use and I make him my Executor In witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal hereto the day and year aforesaid The mark of William Pike Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us Margaret Vernon W Hoper This Will was proved at London the fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five before the worshipful Samuel Pea??? Parson doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Cleven (by mistake in the Will written Cleaver) the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom administration of all and singular the Goods Chattel and Credits of the deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to administer
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