Source: TNA, PROB 11/558
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 Mary Pike of the parish of St Martins in the Fields in the Liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex Widow being weake in Body But of sound mind and memory doe make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills In the first place I resign my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my Body to the Grave to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named And for that portion of Worldly Goods which the Lord had lent me my Will is that they be disposed of in manner following, Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Cousin Mary Hawkins now in the house with me In Consideration of her great Care and trouble during my Illness the sume of Fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Britain Item to my brother Kingsman and his wife I give the sume of Fifteen pounds to buy them mourning Item I give to my cousin Mary Hawkins before mentioned I give my best Gowne and petticoat Item I give to Mrs Bewly the Coalmans wife that is my Tenant my stuff Gown and petticoat lyned with a yellowish silk and a good black quilted petticoat and a muslin apron All the rest of my wearing apparrell both silk worsted and callicoe and all my wearing lynnen I give to my maid servant Elizabeth Furnace Item I give and bequeath all my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whether Freehold or Copyhold scituate lying and being in the County of Wilts to my uncle Robert Seymour and his heires for ever And likewise all my plate Houshold goods and money and all my personal Estate whatsoever after the payment of my debts Legacys andFunerall Expences I give to the sayd Robert Seymour whom I make and constitute my full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this seventh day of May In the Third year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britaine France and Ireland King &c Annoq Domini 1717 Mary Pyke Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Samuel Clark Thomas Culley William Bewly Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 27 May 1717] vicesimo septimo die Maii Anno Domini Millesimo septingentisimo decimo septimo [to] Roberti Seymour avunculi dictae defunctae et Executoris in dicto Testamento nominati
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