Source: TNA, PROB 11/809
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 Simon Pyke of the Parish of Sain Clement Danes in the County of Middlesex Leather seller Do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament Imprimis for and in consideration of a Marriage Portion already paid by me to Joseph Burnthwaite of the Strand Linnen Draper Husband to my daughter Jane I give and bequeath to my said daughter Jane the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Pyke the Sum of Five hundred Pounds Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pyke the Sume of Five hundred Pounds to be paid to the said Elizabeth and Sarah on their attaining to their Ages of twenty one years or Marriages if contracted with the Consent and approbation of my Executors or one of them Item I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Tallman of Steart in the County of Wilts Widow the Sum of ten Pounds Item I give and bequeath to my Servant Elizabeth Nairn the Sum of Forty Pounds besides all Arrears of Wages due to her at the time of my death for and in consideration of her Fidelity in my Service and bringing up my Children to be paid to the said Elizabeth Nairn within two Calendar Months after my death Item I give and bequeath to my Brother John Pyke of Clare Street in the County of Middlesex Grocer the Sum of Five Pounds Item to my Son in Law Joseph Burnthwaite of the Strand in the said County Linnen Draper the Sum of five Pounds Item I give to Mr Richard Holland of Newgate Street in the City of London Leather Seller the Sum of five pounds My Will and desire is (that in case I should die in or within ten Miles of London) to be Buried as near as possible the remains of my late Wife in Covent Garden Church Yard and that my Funeral Expences do not much exceed the Sum of Fifteen Pounds As to the residue of my Estate I give and bequeath the same to my said three Daughters Share and Share alike on their attaining to the Ages of twenty one years or days of Marriage Item in case it shall happen that any or either of my said Daughters should die before they attain to the Age of twenty one years or if Married without Issue lawfully begotten on their Bodies That then and in such Case the Share or Proportion of such Daughter or Daughters shall go to and be divided between the Survivor or Survivors or to hers or their Children if any share and share alike Lastly I appoint the said John Pyke Joseph Burnthwaite and Richard Holland Executors of this my Will and revoke all former or other Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the Sixth day of June in the year of Our Lord 1749 Simon Pyke Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who have hereunto set our hands in his presence James Castle Junr William Pearman Fre: Vauvert This Will was Proved at London the first day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and fifty four before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of John Pyke Joseph Burnthwaite and Richard Holland the Executors named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased being first Sworn duly to administer
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