Source: TNA, PROB 11/28
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 the xxx day of Marche in the yere of o lorde god a thousand fyve hundred and Fourty and in the xxx?? yere also of the Reign of o Souveraign lord kyng henry the eight Supreme heede next under Chryste of the Churche of England I Alse pycke gentlewoman wydowe of the parish of saint John?within the Towne of Glastonburye being hole of mynd and good Remembrance make my last will and testament in manner following First I bequeathe my Soule to almyghty god and my body to be buried within the prshe churche of Saint Johns before namyd before thalter of the ?inite Itm I give to the Saint Church for my buryall Fourty shillings Itm I give unto the foure princypall hyhts? in the same churche ?s ??d Itm I will there shalbe delt at my buriall my monethe mynd and twelvemonethe mynde to the poore people twenty pound Item I will that evry prest there present shall have xiid Itm I give and bequeath to my son master Stevyn Peycke my best cupp withe the covr of Silvr and gylt my best salce with Sex of my best Spones Item to Mres Dorathe pycke my Daughter in lawe a Standyng Cupp with the covr of sylvr and gilt enamellyd above Itm I give to my daughter mes?es Jane wal?o? my best Gowne my best kyrsill of R?ght Satyn of Grand Color my best bonet and my Frontlett Itm to the same my best mantell Item I give unto my Daughter mes???s margerye R?? my second best Gowne a kyrtill of blacke Saten my second best bonet and Frontlett Itm to the same a litle Fetherbedd with the bolster a litle covrlett and a pyllowe with a paire of shets and also an Ale Cuppe withe the covr of Silvr and gylt Itm I give unto s? Thomas Barrett my prest for his faithfull svice that he hathe done me a Standyng cupp with the Cover of Sylvr and gilt havyng in the bothome the Image of Thomas Beckett Item to the same my Chalice and my best Covrlett Itm to s? James Smythe my goostly Father I give and bequeath a litle ale cupp with the cover of Sylvr Itm to the same a Fetherbed with the bolster and a pillowe ii pare of shets one of iii le?ys and the other of ii le?es Itm for bicause the said s? James my goostly father is nowe without s??ce I will he have fyve nobles to syng for me one ??? of the yere Item I give unto margerye attewe Widowe for her great paines and lovyng hert evr towards me ???x????d Item to the same one pare of shets Item I give and bequeith to Julyane attewe to helpe to mary her ??? Item I give to hugh Savage ??s Item I give unto Isabell fastar ??s ??d Item I give unto evry one of my godchilden ???d The rest of my goodes unbequest bothe moveable and unmoveable I give unto my son master Stephen pycke whom I make my full Executor of this my last will And for the s?re? pformance hereof I requyre and also will that m? John Walton and s? Thomas Barrett my prest to be my Supvisors and for thair paines in Supvysing heroff I woll that either of them shall have ??????s ???d Witnes of this my last will S? James Smythe S? Thomas Barett prests Thomas Uppam Thomas penny Thomas Clercke and Peter m??? Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admin on 26 June 1540 "vicesimo sexto die mensis Junii anno Dno Millmo Quingentesimo Quadragesimo"]
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