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.
19th March 1794 Appeared Personally Letitia Flaxman Widow formerly Pyke Spinster and being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists made Oath as follows (to wit) that Thomas Pyke late a Serjeant belonging to the thirteenth Regiment of Foot departed this life some time in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty One in Consequence of being Shipwrecked on his passage from Saint Eustatia at which place he was at the Capture of that he died a Backelor without Parent but who whilst living duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in writing and hereof appointed this Deponent Sole Executrix and ??versal Legatee that the said Will was sent over ????er by the said deceased from Saint Eustatia aforesaid for safe Custody and remained in her possession for some time but that she has either lost or mislaid the same she Moreover deposes that she has made every possible search for the same without effect she also deposes that she is the natural and lawful ??ster and only next of kin of the said deceased and ??? only person intitled in the Distribution of his ??rsonal Estate and Effects in case he had died ??testate that the Sum of Seven Pounds fifteen ??illings is now due and owing to him for his share ?? Prize Money in Consequence of his Services in ????? present at and aiding and assisting in the ??????ing of the said St Eustatia Islands which Sum cannot be received by her or by any person for her use and benefit without a Probate of his will being first granted limited until the Original will or an Authentic Copy thereof shall be brought into and left in the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury The Mark of Letitia Flaxman Pyke spinster Same day the said Letitia Flaxman widow formerly Pyke spinster was duly sworn to the truth of the Premisses Before me S P Parson Surr Pres ? Bicklan Noty Publ The Will Contained in the Affidavit of Letitia Flaxman formerly Pyke widow was Proved at London the twenty first day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety four before the Worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of the said Letitia Flaxman formerly Pyke Widow the natural and lawful Sister only next of kin and Sole Executrix and Universal Legatee named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased Limited until the Original will or an Authentic or other copy thereof shall be brought into and left in the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury having been first sworn duly to Administr
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