Source: TNA, PROB 11/649
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 I William Pike of the Parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Distiller being of sound mind and Memory tho sick in Body Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following Imprimis I Commend my Soul to God and my Body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the Discretion of my Executrix herein after named and as to my Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as followeth Item I give devise and bequeath unto my only Child Luke Pike the Sum of three hundred pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him on his coming to the Age of twenty one years over and besides what Land I have in the Mannor of Edgware and Kingsbury in Middlesex and which will descends and come to him at my death part then and other part after the death of my Wife Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah Pyke all my Copyhold Estate and all my right title and Interest therein held in the Mannor of Stanmore parpa in the said County of Middlesex To hold to her her heires and Assigns for ever On Condition She Clayme no thirds on that part of my Estate held of the Mannor of Edgware and Kingsbury which at my Decease will descend to my said son Item I give to my said Dear Wife all my Personal Estate of what nature and kind soever whom I also appoint sole Executrix of this my last Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 7 January 1731 Wm Pike Signed Sealed and published by the said William Pyke the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who at his request and in his Presence have Subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto John Martin Thomas Boniface Fran: Peters Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 21 January 1731] Vicesimo primo die mensis Januarii Anno Domini Milles- imo Septingentesimo tricesimo primo [to] Sara Pike Vidua Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis
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