Source: TNA, PROB 11/451
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 Tenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1697 And in the Tenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord William the Third by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c I Mary Pyke Spinster daughter of Timothy Pyke of Washenbrough in the County of Lincolise being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect memory considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to settle things in order Doe make and declare these presents to containe my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I commend my Soule ino the hands of Almighty God my Creator And my body to the Earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching my worldly estate of which it hath pleased God to bless me withall I doe give and dispose the same as followeth First I doe give and bequeath unto my loving Uncle John Pyke Tenn pounds I alsoe give and bequeath unto my Cozen John Pyke his sonn twenty pounds and unto my Cozen Nathaniel Pyke his other sonn Tenn pounds I alsoe give and bequeath unto Mr James Nalton Tenn pounds and unto Ann Ussell Twenty pounds I also give and bequeath unto my loving Friend M? Elizabeth Scott Tenn pounds for her greate care of me in my sickness and unto her daughter M? Sarah Scott Tenn pounds I also give and bequeath unto Mr Thomas Scott her sonn Five pounds and unto Mary the daughter of William Edwards Five pounds I also recomend unto my Father Mr Timothy Pyke to dispose of to poore Friends or Acquaintance in Lincolnsheire as he shall judge most deserving the summe of Twenty pounds Lastly all the rest and residue of my estate which at the time of my death I shall be possessed of which shall then belong and of right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto my deare and loving Father Mr Timothy Pyke And I doe nominate and appointe him my said Father full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I doe hereby revoke and make voyd all other Wills and Deeds of Guift by me at any time heretofore made and doe publish and declare these presents to containe my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten Mary Pyke Signed sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the above named Mary Pyke the Testator in the presence of us Tho Scott Jane Colchester Tho Clarke Probatum apud London fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 13 July 1699] Decimo tertio die mensis Julii Anno Domini Millimo sexce??mo nonagemo nono [to] Timothei Pyke patris
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