Source: TNA, PROB 11/792
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 Saint Martin in the Feilds in the County of MIddlesex Upholsterer do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following first I Surrender my Soul unto Almighty God my Creator trusting in the Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and as concerning my Worldly Estate wherewith God hath been pleased to bless me I give devise and dispose of the same in manner following that is to say first I will and appoint that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences be first Paid and Satisfied Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Pyke son of my Brother Henry Pyke the sum of three Hundred Pounds to bePaid within three Months next after the Decease of my dear Wife Sarah Pyke in Case he my said Nephew shall happen to Survive her but in case my said Nephew John Pyke shall happen to Dye in the Life time of my said dear Wife Sarah Pyke then I give and bequeath the said Legacy of three Hundred Pounds unto her my said dear Wife Sarah Pyke Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Pyke son of my late Brother Jasper Pyke and unto my Neices Mary Pyke Sarah Pyke and Elizabeth Pyke Daughters of my said late Brother Jasper Pyke the respective sums of Fifty Pounds apeice to be paid to them within three Months next after the decease of my said dear Wife Sarah Pyke and if any of them shall happen to be then dead my Will is that the Legacy or Legacies of him her or them so dying shall go to and be paid to the Survivors or Survivor of them Item as to all the Overplus rest residue and remainder of my Estate both Real and Personal Moneys Plate Rings Linnen Household stuff and Furniture of Household Goods Chattels and Effects of what kind nature or Quality soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every Part thereof unto my said dear Wife Sarah Pyke her Heirs Executors and Administrators to and for her and their own Proper use and benefit and I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my said Dear Wife Sarah Pyke Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do Publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of Paper Subscribed my Name and Set my Seal this fifth Day of April in the one and Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven Hundred forty and eight Jno: Pyke Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Pyke the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed out Names as Witnesses thereunto in the Presence of the said Testator Wm Hayne Hen Binfield Thos Wade This Will was Proved at London the fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two before the Worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Lee Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court Cantebury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Sarah Pyke Widow the Relict of the Deceased and Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased being first Sworn duly to administer
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