Source: TNA, PROB 11/416
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 Henry Pyke Cittizen and Leatherseller of London being sick and weake in body Neverthelesse of a sound and disposeing mind and memory thankes bee to God therefore Doe make and declare my Last will and testa -ment in manner and forme following that is to say my Soule I commend to God who gave it my body I Committ to the Earth to bee decently intered att the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as for such estate and substance whatsoever or wheresoever whereof it hath pleased God to make mee disposer I give devise and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my eldest sonn Henry Pyke my now dwelling House Scituate and being in Leaden Hall Streete in the parish of St Andrew Undershaft London together with the Lease or Leases thereof and all my Estate Right Title Interest and termes of yeares therein to come and unexpired Subject Nevertheless to the payment of the Rent and performance of the cove- -nants specified and Conteined in the said Lease of Leases which from and after my decease on the Lessees part and behalfe shall become due to bee paid done and performed All the rest and residue of all and singular my goods Chattells ready money Money out upon Mortgage Stocke in Trade and other my personall Estate and Substance whatsoever I give and bequeath unto and amongst my five sonns vizt Henry Thomas Samuel Richard and Joseph Pyke equally to bee devided betwixt them part and portion thereof alike at their respective Ages of one and twenty yeares And my will and mind is that if any of my foure younger Children shall happen to Dye or Depart this Life before the said Age of one and twenty yeares that then the Legacy part and portion of my said estate due to such Younger Child or Children dyeing as aforesaid shall goe to and bee equally divided betweene the Survivors or Survivour of my said four Younger Chil- -dren part and portion thereof alike And that my eldest sonn Henry shall take noe benefitt or advantage thereby Item I doe ordaine constitute and appointe my said sonne Henry Pyke full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and alsoe Guardian to his said younger brothers dureing their respective Minorities hereby requireing him to take care of their vertuous education Lastly I Doe hereby revoake frustrate Disannull and make void all former and other wills Legacies Codicills and bequeasts by mee at any time heretofore made or given and doe declare this onely shall stand and bee taken for and as my last Will and Testament Conteined in this one sheet of paper to which I have put my hand and Seale this ninth day of October In the yeare of our Lord Christ One Thousand six Hundred Ninety and three the marke of Henry Pyke the Testator Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who Attested the same in his presence the marke of Annis Layndon Abr Hemingway Sr John Rye his Servant Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 17 October 1693] Decimo Septimo Die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millimo Sexcenmo Nonagemo Tertio [to] Henrici Pyke filii
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