Source: TNA, PROB 11/2124
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 This is the last Will and Testament of me Lewis Eleazer Pyke of Three Herring Court Cree Church Lane Leadenhall Street in the City of London after payment of all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences I give and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named the sum of sixty one pounds in trust that they do apply the same in manner following that is to say that they shall invest the said sum (or if I should increase it to the amount of one hundred pounds) it is to be invested for the same purpose in the 3 per cent consolidated annuities and shall continue to pay the interest or dividend thereof unto my daughter Sarah Pyke and in further Trust that they shall pay and transfer the principal sum so invested unto my said daughter Sarah upon her marriage or upon her attaining the age of forty years whichever shall first happen after my demise subject nevertheless to the proviso hereinafter containd in case my daughter Rachael shall marry before my daughter Sarah the sixty one pounds or more will be found in the Saving Bank Moorfields The whole of the Residue of my Estate of every description whatsoever I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachael and my Son Samuel in equal shares share and share alike neverthe- less it is my express wish and request and which I hope will be attended to that no part of my furniture plate or linen shall be sold or disposed of but that my Son Samuel will continue to live with his Sister Rachael and that such furniture plate and linen shall remain in the house for the mutual accomodation of both at the same time as long as my daughter Sarah remains single she is to live together with my daughter Rachael from the business of the Bath But should only two or one of my aforesaid children be living at the time of my decease I desire that the whole of such residue shall together with the funds in trust be for the survivor & survivors should my daughter Rachael marry before my daughter Sarah than it is my wisht hat my daughter Sarah do do continue to live with Rachael together with my Son Samuel And in order that the above shall be better to understand I will ????????? short there is at the present time L65 in the Saving Bank ????????? make it up to L100 that is for my daughter Sarah Pyke on her merrage day the residue of all my property including plate linen books furniture & every thing I possess for my daughter Rachel Pyke & my Son Samuel Pyke but they must live together as must also my daughter Sarah as long that she remains single but should my daughter Sarah not get married till the year 1863 then Sarah shall have L50 at her own disposel and the remaining L50 or more or less to be for the general use of the three namely my daughters Rachael Sarah & Samuel and I constitute nominate and apoint Mr Mark Wolff of Leadenhall Street in the City of London and Mr Isaac L Miers of Houndsditch in the City of London Executers of this my Will As Witness my hand this t???tieth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty seven Lewis E Pyke Signed and acknowledged by the said Lewis E Pyke as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses Simeon Oppenheim 17 South St Tinsbury Sq A L Barnett Gt Synagogue Chambers Dukes Place On the 5th December 1850 Admon (with the Will annexed) of the goods chattels and credits of Lewis Eleazer Pyke late of Three Herring Court Cree Church Lane Leadenhall Street in the City of London deceased was granted to Rachael Pyke Spinster the daughter and one of the Residuary Legatees named in the said Will having been first sworn duly to administer Mark Wolff and Isaac Levy Miers the Executors named in the same Will having first renounced the Probate and execution thereof (as by Acts of Court appears)
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