Source: TNA, PROB 11/2100
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 of Morrice Square Devonport late a Clerk in her Majesty's Dock yard Devonport now superanuated First I will that my just and lawful debts if any and all funeral and testamentary expences be paid and satisfied I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Jenny Pike all arrears of pension due to me all my ready money all interst that may be due at my decease for money in the public stocks and funds in my name all arrears of rent for a tenement situate at Wilcove in the County of Cornwall called Wilcove Haven Parks all my house hold goods and furniture plate books bed and table linen china and wearing apparel for her own sole use and disposal After the death of my said wife I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Pike four hundred pounds to my daughter Sarah Pike two hundred pounds to my daughter Anne Pike four hundred pounds to my daughter Elizabeth Johnson two hundred and fifty pounds to my daughter Catherine Pengelly Martyn one hundred pounds the whole of these sums to be separate and apart from any present or future husband or husbands of my said daughters not liable for his or their debts or engagements nor subject to his or their control or management and the receipt or receipts of my said daughters is to be a sufficient dis- charge for the said sums notwithstanding their coverture I give and bequeath unto my son William Pike one hundred and fifty pounds and to my son Anthony Blanchard Pike five pounds also after the decease of their said mother All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever the same may be I give and bequeath to my said wife for her sole use and disposal as she may think proper in addition to what I have before bequeathed to her And in order that my wife Jenny Pike may not be subject to the control of her children it is my Will and direction to my Executor and Executrixes hereinafter named that they pay over to my said wife from time to time as the same may become due All the income that may arise from my estate and effects to be laid out by her for the maintenance of herself and any of her children that she may see most fitting without the control of any child or children that she may then have living All the aforesaid legacies bequeathed to my children are to be secured to them by investing in the Govern- ment funds in the names of my Executor and Executrices hereinafter named such part of the sum that will become due at my death on a Policy of Insurance effected upon my life with the "West of England Assurance Company" for one thousand pounds as may be found necessary for the purpose in addition to the funded property already invested in my name in the Three and quarter per cent stocks And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Jenny Pike my said daughter Jane Pike and my son William Pike Jointly Executrixes and Executor in trust of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying and confirming this to stand for and be my only true last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight William Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator William Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence aand the presence of each other at the same time affixed our names as witnesses hereunto Samuel Tuckey Joseph Childs Proved at London 25th September 1849 before the Judge by the oaths of Jenny Pike widow the Relict Jane Pike spinster the daughter and William Pike the son the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn the said Jenny Pike and Jane Pike by Comon and the said William Pike before The Worshipful Frederic Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate duly to administer
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