Source: TNA, PROB 11/25
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 The seconde day of Aprill in the yere of our Lord god a thowsande fyve hundred xxxii And the xxiii yere of the Reigne of king Henry the viiith I John Pyke citizen and goldesmythe of the cittie of London being hole of mynde and in good memorye lawde and praysing be unto allmighty god make ordeyne and dispoase that my present testament and last will in manner and fourme folowing that is to say First I bequeathe and Recommend my soule unto allmyghty god my creatour and Redemer to his blessed mother our lady sainte mary the virgin and to all the holly companny of hevin and my bodye to be buryed in the parishe churche of sainte vedast bes?d?s westehepe of london in suche place as it shall please myn Executrice underwritten to pr???de and ordeyne for me And I will that my funrall charges shalbe honnestly d?? after the wise discrecon of myn Executrice And that all my debts which I do owe of right as conscience to anny names of PERsonne or PERsonnes shalbe weale and truely paide by myn Executrice or ells ordeyned so for to be paid Also I bequeath unto the high aulter of the parishe church of sainte Peter besides the crosst in westehepe of london for my tythes and obla??ons by eme forgotto or ??h???? if anny suche be in discharge of my soule ??????? Item to the high aulter of the foresaid parishe churche of sainte vedaste for my tithes and obla??ons by me forotton or necligently wtholdin if anny suche be in discharge of my soule and conscience ??? and ????? And forasmuche as before this tyme I have gyven delivered and paid to Barnard J??y?s citizen and s?y???r of london in mariage of and wt Johane my daughter the some of twoo hundreth marks sterlinge in the name of her full porcon and parte of all my goodes chattalls and debts after th?se and ?????? of the said citie of london belonging to her whiche some is the very third PARte of all my goodes on cattalls and debts And therefore I will and exhorte Will and dester the said the said Barnard and johane and eyther of th????????? to be fully to be contented and pleased wtout anny ferther clayme by th??? or th??? or ??heir of th??? herafter to be made Item I bequethe to the said Barnard my sonne in lawe ?? ring of gold wt the ?????? and wt twoo stones fixed in the same ring Item I bequethe to ???? of the fyve orders of Fryers in london to pray for my soule ??? ???? Item I bequethe to the repaironns of the beddes for poore people in every of the hospitals of sainte Barthlmew and saine Mary Spittall and sainte Thomas Spittall ?? Southwerk ??? ???? Item I bequethe to Revland Hill mercer my p???rche ringe of ???? Item I bequethe unto the poore prysonners in every of the prysonne houses of Ludgate weirgate (the kinges henche and the marshalsse breade to the value of ?? ????? The Resedewe of all my goodes cattalls and debts after that my debts be paid my Funerall charges ???? and these my legacyes and bequestes expressed in this my pnt testament and last will PERformed and fulfilled I give and bequethe hooly freely and ??teely unto Isabell my wife to her owne propre use and behof And of t??s my present testament and last will I make and ordeyne the said Isabell my wife my soole Executrice In wittnes wherof to this my present testament and last will I have sett my seale yeven the day and yere abovesaid These wittnesses John Wilford notary John Lewes Thomas Bavey and William Sympson goldesmythes Sig?llat et delibat in paria mei Johannis Wylford notary p?? Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon to] Isabelle Relict et executicis [on ?? June 1533] ??? die mens Junii Anno dno millmo quingeso xxxiii
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