Source: TNA, PROB 11/374
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 John Pyke Senr of Wooddens towne in the county of Tipperary being of perfect memory though weake and sicke in Body Doe make this my last will and testament revokeing all former wills Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to God and my Body to the earth to bee decently buried Item I give and bequeath unto my grandsonne all my estate in Fee paying my distent legacies videlicet Three hundred pounds to each of his Sisters and the estate to bee managed by Richard Kink for the first foure yeares giveing an Accompt to my Overseeres once in a quarter of a yeare videlicet John Pyke the Father and Joseph Osborn of Butlers Towne in the County of Waterford and William Downe of Tutswellunkells Item I give and bequeath one hundred pounds to my Sister Brayly and her Children Item I give and bequeath one third of all my worldly estate to Rebecca my wife dureing the terme of her life Item I give and bequeath Twenty pounds to my sister Landman and her Children Item I give and bequeath one hundred pound apeece to each of my Daughter Dews Children Item I give and Bequeath three Cowes apeece to each of Richard Knills Children In Witness hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this Nineth day of September One Thousand Six hundred eighty two John Pyke Signed Sealed and delivered in prce of Rich Dingenane John Vize Sin'd in the prce of us Richard Knill Senior Richard Knill Junior [the next paragraph is in latin, but appears to grant admin of the estate to Rebecca Pyke on 9 Oct 1683]
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