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 Citizen and Leather Seller of London now belonging to her Majesty's Ship the Dartmouth considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof Doe make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God who gave it And as for such wordly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I will devise and bequeath as followes Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my loving brother Richard Pyke Citizen and Leather Seller of London and his heires All my lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever within the Kingdome of England or elsewhere To hold the said Lands Tenements & Hereditamts unto the said Richard Pyke and his heires forever Item I give and bequeath to the said Richard Pyke all my Mortgages Debts Summe and Summes of money and all other my Estate whatsoever both reall and personall And Lastly I make and nominate the said Richard Pyke sole Executor of this my Will Soe revoking all former Wills I declare this to be my last Will In Witness whereof I the said Henry Pyke have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the four and twentieth day of January One thousand Seaven hundred and five Annoq R Regina Anna ??? Anglia & Quarto Hen Pyke Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will in the presence of us who in his presence subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto Robert Moore Wm Biscoe Wm Garrett Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 29 April 1706] vicesimo nono die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millesimo Septingentesimo Sexto [to] Richardi Pyke Executoris
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