Source: TNA, PROB 11/2216
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 of No 21 Warren Street Fitzroy Square in the Parish of Saint Pancras County of Middlesex Waterman do hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture debts monies and securities for monies which may be due or forthcoming due to me at the time of my decease and all insur- ancies and assurancies and all Policies of Insurance and Assurance and all Policies of what kind soever and all other my Estate and Effects what- soever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Pike to have use control and enjoy fully and freely as her own and as in her own right so to do and my will is and I do hereby em- power my said wife to sell and dispose of all or any part of my household goods and furniture and to receive all or any part of my monies and Estate and apply the monies arising from such Sale for and to her own absolute use and benefit And I also empower my said wife by any Deed or Deeds or by her last Will and Testament in writing to settle dispose of and bequeath unto any person or persons whomsoever all or any part of my real or personal estate and effects in such manner as she shall think most fit and proper and I appoint my said wife the whole and sole Executrix of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four William Pike 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 and at his request and in the presence of each other all being at the same time present have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Charles Fuller John Edy Jany 2nd 1854 Proved at London the 6th July 1855 before the worshipful George Edward Hughes Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Elizabeth Pike widow the Relict the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr
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