Source: TNA, PROB 11/585
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 Richard Pyke of Wick in the parish of Pewsey in the County of Wiltes Gent being of Sound and Disposing mind memory and understanding Doe make this my last Will and Testament as followeth I give to my Couzins Elizabeth Pyke and Jane Pyke Spinsters daughters of my Uncle Henry Pyke of Wick aforesaid Gent One Hundred pounds apeece to be payd within Twelve monthes after my decease by my Executor herein after named Item I give to Sarah Neate of Pewsey aforesaid Daughter of Mr Thomas Neate One hundred pounds to be paid her in Twelve months time after my decease and I give to Thomas Cheyney of Oare in the Parish of Wilcott In the aforesaid County of Wilts Gent One hundred pounds to be paid as the other legacyes are made payable All the Rest and Residue of my Estate Goods and Chattells whatsoever and wheresoever my Debts and Funeralls being first paid and Satisfied I give Devise and bequeath unto my abovesaid uncle Henry Pyke whom I appoint Executor of this my Will and I doe revoke all former Wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the last Day of February Anno Domini 1721 Richard Pyke Signed Sealed published and Declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in our presence and by us witnessed in his presence Wm Gerrard The marke of John Portlock Fran Sadleir junr Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 15 June 1722] Decimo quinto Die mensis Junii Anno Domini Millesimo septingentesimo vicesimo secundo [to] Henrici Pyke Executoris
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