Source: TNA, PROB 11/2028
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 Sparsholt in the County of Berks Yeoman First I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon after my de- cease as conveniently may be I give unto my dear wife all the household furniture plate linen china glass and books which be- cames to her before our marriage I also give unto my said wife my two Mahogany Arm chairs and also all my provisions wine ?eer and spirits for her own use and as to my real and copyhold estate and the rest and residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and devise the same unto my said wife and her assigns for her life and after her decease I give and devise the same unto my nephews and niece John Greenaway William Greenaway and Mary Maria Greenaway to hold the same to them their respective heirs executors administrators and as- signs according to the nature and quality of the same estates and property to and for their own use and benefit as tenants in common share and share alike and I appoint my said nephews and ??? executors and executrix of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty five W Pike Signed by the said William Pike the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each ???er have subscribed our names as witnesses Wm Ormond ?? ????? ?? ??rmon Proved at London 9th December 1845 before the Judge by the oaths of John Greenaway and William Greenaway the nephews and Mary Maria Greenaway the Spinster the Niece the executors ?? whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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