Source: TNA, PROB 11/505
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 the parish of St Giles in the Feilds in the County of Middlesex Gent being going into parts beyond Sea and considering the perrills thereof doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God And my body I committ to the earth and for such worldly Wealth as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis my mind and will is that my just debts and Funerall charges shall be first paid and Satisfied Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Sarah Pike to and for the use of her Daughter Elizabeth Pyke ten pounds Item I doe will order and direct that the one half of all such Sume and Sumes of money as my son William Pyke shall have received of my pay due and to grow due aboard the Horse Galley and have in his hands not otherwise disposed off by my order at the time of my decease shall be paid to and for the use of the said Elizabeth Pyke my Grandaughter Item I give and bequeath unto my said Grandaughter Elizabeth Pyke when she shall attaine the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage the one third part the same into three equall parts or shares being divided of all such ready money goods chattells and personal Estate which I shall dye possessed of or itnerested in ^ I give devise and bequeath unto my ^ Item All the rest residue and remainder of my ready money Goods Chattells and Estate both real & personal which I shall dye possessed of or interested in said Son William Pyke to hold to him his heires and Assignes for ever And of this my last Will and Testament doe make and ordaine my said Son William Pyke Sole and absolute Executor hereby Revoaking and makeing void all former and other Will or Wills Testament or Testaments by me made or declared by word or in writeing and this to be taken as and for my last Will and Testament and none other In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the twentieth day of January anno Domini one Thousand seaven hundred and three and in the second year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Queen Anne of England &c John Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Pyke as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of (after the word ten pounds was interlined) Joshua Durhan Tho: Salmon S?io at St Martins Lane End Robert Hodges his Servant [the subsequent paragraph is in Latin and appears to grant probate on 15 November 1708] Decimo quinto die Mensis Novembris anno Dni Millesimo Septingentesimo Octavo [to] Elizabetha Pike
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