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 Elizabeth Pyke of Mitcham in the County of Surry Widow having imperfect health but being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say) all the Real and Personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever that I am possessed of interested in or intitled unto I Give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Friend Ann Stedall of Mitcham aforesaid Spinster her Heirs and assigns forever and hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time heretofore made do nominate constitute and appoint the said Ann Stedall whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty six Elizabeth Pike signed sealed Published and declared by the abovenamed Elizabeth Pike the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testatrix and in the Presence of each other Jas Clob?? Gascoigne John Stedall This Will was Proved at London the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty six before the Worshipfull Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws and surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Ann Stedall Spinster the sole Executrix named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer the same
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