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 Stephen Pyke Cittizen and Marchantaylor of London being sick and weak in body but in good and perfect minde and memory praysed be Almighty God Therefore Considering with my selfe the uncertainty of this Transitory life I doe therefore make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (That is to say) First I Commend my Soule into the handes of Almighty God my only Maker and Creatour hopeing assure??? the only merritts of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be made pertaker of everlasting happines And I Committ my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried in Christianlike manner by my Executrix hereafter named And as touching all and singular such worldly goods and estate as it hath pleased God to make me a dis- -poser of I doe give devise and bequeath the same in manner and forme following (that is to say) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my sister Nem Taylor Twelve pence of lawfull money of England And all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my goods Chattells moneyes moveables householdstuffe and Estate whatsoever and where soever my debts and funerall expences being thereout paid and deducted I give devise unto my loveing Wife Elizabeth Pike whome I doe hereby appointe and ordaine full and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament And I doe hereby revoake all former Wills and Testaments by me made and doe declare this to be my very last will and Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Stephen Pyke have hereunto sett my hand and seale the three and twentith day of November in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hun- dred fifty and fower The marke of the said Stephen Pyke Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said Stephen Pyke to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us James Alkinson The marke of John Tidder And Hen Lewes Scrivenr This will was proved att Westminstr the seaventh day of December in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fifty and fower before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorizd by the oath of Elizabeth Pyke the Relict and sole Executrix named in the above written Will To whome Administration of all and singular the goods Chattells and debts of the said deceased was Committed she being first legally sworne truly and faythfully to administer the same
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