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 dei nomine Amen I William Pike of Wollavington in the Dioces of Bath and Wells in the County of Somrst yeoman beinge Sick of body but of good and PERfect memory (God I thanke) Doe make and ordain this my testament conteyninge my last Will wherein first and before all things I bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty God and my body to the earth from whence it was taken hopeinge of a ioyfull resurreccon through the merritts of my alone Savior and Lord Jesus Christ And as for theis worldly Goods which God hath lent mee I bestowe them as followeth viz Impris I give to the Church of St Andrewes in Wells Sixe pence Item I give to the church of Wollavington sixe pence Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Threescore pounds of lawfull money and alsoe one halfe of my household stuffe equally to bee divided Item I give unto my sonne Henry Tenn pounds and all my weareinge apparell Item I give unto Agnes my wife my chattle lease conteyninge a liveinge of fourteen acres (be it more or lesse) lyinge and beine in Strachell within the parsh of Panlett in the County of Somrst for and dureinge her naturall life and noe longer And then to come and remayn unto my sonne Henry dureinge his natural life wthout any ???en or any other conveyance whatsoevr Whatsoevr And also after the death of my sonne Henry to remayn unto my daughter Elizabeth for her life without any fraud and deceipt and this my will in giveinge theis porcons to my children is to ??tt of all and all manner of legacies & guifts given unto them by any persons whatsoever this beinge in full satisfaccon and soe accepted Item I give unto Agnes my wife all the rest of my Goods moveable and immoveable unbequeathed whome I make my Sole executrix of this my last Will and testament In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the eight and twentieth day of January Anno ??? Caroli ??? Anglia ??? Decimo Quinto Anno Dni 1639 Signed Willim Pike Signed sealed and delivered in the pnce of us Ric Gapper Steev?? Edwards Rie Millard Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 20 June 1649] vicesimo Die mensis Junii Anno Dni millesimo sexcentesimo quadragesimo nono [to] Agnet Pike relict
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