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 Markland Pikes of London Spinster being sick and weak of body and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make my last will and Testament in manner and forme following Imprimis I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing and assuredly beleiving through the merritts and intercession of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to have free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinns and as for my worldly goods and Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me after my debts and Funerall expences shall be discharged I give and bequeath as herein after is expressed ?????????????itt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix here after named First I give and bequeath unto Mrs Elizabeth Ireland now living in Dublin in Ireland the sume of five pounds Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mrs Hannah Pindar Wife of Mr John Pinder the sume of Fifteen pounds and to her said husband the sum of twenty shillings Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mrs Sarah Markland Widdow the sume of one pound Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Cousin Nathaniell Fowler the sume of Ten pounds and to his Wife Mrs Anne Fowler the sume of Tenn pounds and to his Daughter Anne Fowler the sume of Five pounds and to his John Fowler the sume of five pounds Item I give devise and bequeath unto Richard Goodman of St Brides Hatmaker whatever he owes me All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate both reall and personall I doe give devise and bequeath unto my Aunt Hannah Fowler of the parish of Whitechappell in the County of Middlesex Widdow and doe appoint the said Hannah Fowler Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Markland Pikes have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the fourth day of November in the seventh year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of great Brittain France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c Annoq Domini one thousand seven hundred and Eight Markland Pikes Sealed Published and Declared by the testatrix as her last will and Testament in the PREsence of us Wm Pinder Kath Leppington Sarah Lancaster Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 12 November 1708] duodecimo die mensis Novembris Anno Domini Millesimo septingentisimo Octavo [to] Hanna Fowler Executricis
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