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 Edward Pyke of Mitcham in the County of Surrey Shopkeeper being infirm of Body through a long Series of Illness but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I desire I may be frugally and decently Buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named my Soul I recommend to the hands of Almighty God hoping for the Remission of my Sins through the merits and Passion of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer And as to such Worldly Estate and Effects it hath pleased God to bless me withall I give and dispose thereof as follows (that is to say) after payment of my just debts and Funeral Expences All my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Elizabeth whom I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and hereby revoking all other and former Wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty five Edward Pyke Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named Mr Edward Pyke as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have Subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other John Stedall Jas Clob? Gascoigne This Will was proved at London before the Worshipfull Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the Seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Fifty five by the Oath of Elizabeth Pike Widow the Relict of the deceased and Sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom administration was Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased She having been first sworn duly to administer
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