Source: TNA, PROB 11/159
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 two and twentieth daie of January in the fifth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland Kinge Defender of the faith &c I Thomas Pycke of Mucheldeane in the Countie of Glouc Gent sicke in body but of perfect remembrance (I doe thanke my Lord God) Doe order ??tter and settle this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First and principally I recommend my Spiritt and Soule into the hands of Allmightie God my onely maker and Redeemer by whose bllessed passion I have to bee saved and live with him blessed forever And my bodie to bee buried in the Church or churchyard of Mucheldeane or Abinhall in sure and certaine hope of resureccon from the dead unto eternall life Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parishes of Mucheldeane and Abinhall the some of twentie shillings to bee by my Overseers distributed accordinge to theire discrecon Item my will is that my lands Tenements and hereditaments shall paie my debts and after my debts being paid and my funerall expences discharged Then my will is that if my wife bee with Child of a sonne That then such sonne shall have all my freelands whatsoever Provided allwaies that that sonee shall paie to my Two Daughters Mary and Joane the some of two hundred pounds apeece soe soone as it maie bee possibly raised and ??creased out of my lands (my debts beinge first paid) Item I give and bequeath to my two daughters Mary and Joane all my lease and Coppiehold lands wch lyeth in ??ardeane or elsewheare Item all the rest of my goods Cattells and Chattells unbequeathed and not given I doe give and bequeath unto Joane my now wife whom I doe make my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first abovewritten Lastly I doe appointe and nominate my beloved friends Thomas Wade my Father in lawe Edward Morse and my brother in lawe Willm Sargeant the yonger to bee my Overseers of this my last will and testament Sig Thomas Pycke Sealed and delivered in the presence of Edward Morse Sig James Taylor Sig Thomas Morgan Sam Baise Scr Decimo quarto die mensis May Anno Domini Millesimo sexcentesimo tricesimo primo [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant probate to "Joanna Picke Relicta et Executrix"]
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