Source: TNA, PROB 11/654
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 of Plymo being sound in mind and body Doe make my last Will and Testament as follows Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it and my gody to a decent buryall Item I give unto Jane Spurrell relict of James Spurrell jun my intended Spouse all my Goods Chattells money or moneys worth that is or shall Arise out of my Lands Estates or hereditaments after my Just debts shall be paid the remainder whereof to be att her Own disposall without lett hindrance or denyall of any person I doe also constitute and appoint the said Jane Spurell my Intended Spouse to be my sole Executrix and administratrix Item I give to my sisters each one shilling to be paid by my Executrix if Demanded Witness my hand the 10th Day of November 1728 Jno Pyke Sign'd seal'd and deliver'd in the Psence of Tstes the mark of Eliz Williams James Taprell Probatum fuit ???smodi Testamentum ???? London Decimo tertio die mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millesimo Septingentesimo Tricesimo secondo [this paragraph continues, in Latin, and appears to grant admin to Jane Pyke alias Spurrell]
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