Source: TNA, PROB 11/1682
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.
The last Will and Testament of me William Pike of Uffington in the County of Berks Shoemaker which I make in manner and form following I give and leave in the possession of my Son William Four hundred and fifty pounds Upon Trust nevertheless for the uses hereinafter named one hundred and fifty pounds for my Granddaughter Mary Greenaway one hundred and fifty pounds for my Grandson John Greenaway one hundred and fifty pounds for my Grandson William Greenaway and the Interest arising from the said money shall be put out to Interest in Farringdon Savings Bank or laid out in Bank of England Stock and as soon as each or either of the said Children have attained the age of twenty one years each or either of them of that age shall receive the yearly Interest due to her or his share and neither of the said Children shall be possessed of the principle before attaining the age of twenty five years and when each or either of the said Children have attained the age of twenty five years the principle shall be paid to such Child and if either of the said Children dies unmarried before attaining the age of twenty five years her or his share shall be divided equally between and among the surviving Children Nevertheless if either of the said Children dies being married before attaining the age of twenty five years such Childs share shall be paid to her or his heirs or assigns and if all the Children dies unmarried I do give all Four hundred and fifty pounds aforesaid with the Interest to my Son William his heirs or assigns for Ever and I do give and bequeath all my Real and Personal property whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of to my said Son William his heirs or assigns for Ever and I do make constitute and appoint my said Son my whole and sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament William Pike Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said William Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of him and each other have hereto subscribed our names as Witnesses the twenty third day of December one thousand Eight hundred and twenty three Edwd Townsend Joseph Taylor George Heavens Proved at London 3rd February 1824 before the Worshipful Charles Coote Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of William Pike the Son and sole Executor to whom admon was granted being first Sworn duly to administer
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