Source: TNA, PROB 11/122
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 dei nomine Amen in the yere of oure Lord god one thowsand sixe hundred and thirteene and the Eleaventh daye of June I John Pyke of the parishe of Titcombe in the Countie of Wiltes beyng sicke in bodye but PERfect in mynde Do make my last will and testament in manner and forme folowinge First and principally I bequeathe my soule unto Almightie god my maker and Redemer and my bodye to be buryed in my parishe churche or churcheyard of Tytcombe Imprimis I give unto my parishe church of Titcombe twelve pence I give unto my godsonne John Pyke the sonne of William Pyke sixe poundes Item I give unto Elizabeth Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto Robert Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto Millicent Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto Briget Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto Alice Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto Thomas Pyke twentie shillinges I give unto the aforesayed Elizabeth Pyke y best Bedsteed after the Decease of my wife I give unto Millicent Pyke my Chest which I broughte from Marten after the decease of my Wife I give unto my kynnesman Robert Pyke my greate table bourd after the decease of my Wife I give unto my godsonne John Pyke my tableboard which usually standeth in the hall I give unto my brother in lawes Sonnes my kynessmen To my godson John Barnes eight poundes I give unto Robert Barnes twentie shillinges And I give unto my kynnesman William Barnes Twentie shillinges which will be due unto me in John Barnes his handes at Michas next I give unto fower poore widowes that is to saye To Agnes Bacon twoe shillinges sixe pence To Johane Walter twoe shillinges sixe pence To Margaret Pollington twoe shillinges six pence And to Ellen Chadsey twoe shillings sixe pence I give unto my godchildren sixe pence a peece all in generall And I do make my wife Agnes my whole executrix of all my goodes moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed I give unto my Wyves kynneswoman Agnes Browne twentie shillinges witnesseth hereunto John Griffith Minister I John Pyke to confesse that this is my last will John Unice Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 8 October 1613] Octavo die mensis Octobris Anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo decimo tertio [to] Agnetis relicte dicti defuncti et executrics
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