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 fowre and twentieth daie of September 1650 I Jone Pyke of the parishe of Saint Giles in the Feilds in the countie of Midd widowe being sicke in bodie but of perfect minde and memorie praise be therefore given unto allmightie God doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing That is to say First and principally and above all earthly things I comend my soule into the hands of allmightie God my Creator and to his Sonne Jesus Christ my onlie Saviour and redeemer by the meeritts of whose most bitter death and painfull passion I assured by trust to be saved and have remission for all my sins And my bodie I bequeath to the earth from whence it came to be buried in christian buriall And as touching such temporall goods wherewith the Lord hath endowed mee I order and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I doe will order and devise that my executor hereafter named shall satisfie and paie unto Ralph Abbot Cerke the some of fourescore poundes of lawfull money of England which I doe owe unto him by bond Item doe will order and devise that my sonne William Hill gentleman shall have take and receave all such some and somes of money as to mee are due oweing belonginge or appertayninge by anie waies or meanes whatsoever or howsoever And I doe hereby make my said sonne William Hill executor of this my last will and testament And I doe hereby will order and devise that my said executor shall satisfie and all such other debts which I doe owe unto any person or persons whatsoever by anie waie or meanes whatsoever and shall also beare paie and discharge all such chardges as shalbe expended disbursed and laid forth in and aboute my Funerall and doe holde this and none other for my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I the said said Jone Pyke to this my last will and testament have sett my hand and seale dated the daie and yeare first above written Jone Pyke her marke Read signed sealed and as the last will and testament of the said Jone Pyke published and delivered in the presence of Anthony Crow ???? Colbisbrodish Bartho Bramfeild ???? This will above written was proved at London before the wor?? John Exton Doctor of Lawes and surrogate of the right wor?? Sir Nathanell Brent ??? also Doctor of Lawes Master or keeper of the Prerogative Courte The seaventh daie of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred Fiftie and two By the oath of William Hill the executor therein named To whome was comitted administracon of all and singuler the goods chattells and debts of the said deceased Hee being first severall sworne ?????? truely to administer the same
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