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 in the Parish of St Mary Lambeth in the County of Surry Basier being in sound Mind and Memory Do make and appoint this my last Will and Testament revoking all wills heretofore by me Made Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto my loving wife all my real and personal Estate whereso ever or whatsoever and all my Household Furniture Plate Linnen &c &c &c and do appoint my Loving wife Elizabeth Pyke full whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will nevertheless and notwithstanding I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Pyke when at the age of twenty one years one hundred pounds of Lawfull Money and to my daughter Eliz Pyke one hundred pounds when at the Age of Twenty one years and to my son Henry Pyke One hundred pounds when at the Age of Twenty One years and unto my son Thomas Pyke one Hundred pounds when at the Age of Twenty one years and that my Dear wife Elizabeth Pyke receive and pay all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences wheresoever and what Debts are now ?? due unto me and all Notes whatsoever and that the Debts Notes and all herein before mentioned be the Sole property of my Dear Wife She only paying the aforementioned debts and Legacies as witness my hand this Eighth day of December 1765 (vizt) that if either of my Four mentioned Children Mary Elizabeth Henry and Thomas Pyke dye before the Age of Twenty one years the then Moneys to be equally divided between them share and share alike as witness my hand the day and year above written Henry Pyke witness Hannah Pyke Edwd Hilliard This Will was proved at London on the Second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull George Hay also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Comissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully Constituted by the Oath of Elizabeth Pyke widow the Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted She having been First sworn duly to administer
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