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 Thomas Pyke of Cambridge in the county of Cambridge Baker being in perfect memory (praised be God) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath to the Master or Keeper Fellows and Scholars of Clare Hall in the University of Cambridge and theire Successors for ever All those my Freehold Messuages or Tenements with theire appurtenances scituate lying and being in Bennett parish is Cambridge aforesaid To the intent that they out of the Rents and profits thereof settle two Scholarships of Tenn pounds a peice per Annum And I will that the said Master or Keeper Fellows and Scholars or theire Successors enter upon the said Messuages or Tenements one year after my decease allowing as is hereinafter mentioned And my Will further is that the said Scholarships shall be given to the sonns of Bakers if any be in the College when vacant And if there be no Bakers Sonns in the College Then I will that the said Scholarships go to two Clergymens Sonns whose Fathers are dead And I will that the said Scholarshipps be held by such Scholars as I have before mentioned from the first yeare of theire coming till they be Senior Batchelors Item I give to my Servant Roger Webb a years dwelling in the House I now dwell in without paying any Rent for the same but the Tax And I also give him my best T???? Item I give to my Servant Margaret Adcock the Bed she usually lyes on and all that belongs to it a Silver half pint pott with the Letters R: B: on the bottom of it a Silver Spoon with the Letters K: B: on it three little pewter Dishes half a dozen pewter Plates the best Lock Iron and Heaters two black Rush-bottom Chairs and one Turkey worke Chair She to take them she likes in my house Two white porringers and the sume of Twenty Shillings Item I give to the said Margaret Adcock the Room were the Widow Calfe lives for and during the Term of her life without paying any thing therefore And I will that the said Master or Keeper Fellows and Scholars and theire Successors do pay to the said Margaret Adcock Twenty Shillings a Quarter out of the Rents and profits of the Messuages or Tenements aforesaid during the Term of her life without any deduction whatsoever But if the said Master or Keeper and theire Successors refuse to let the said Margaret live in the said Room or to pay her the Twenty Shillings a Quarter every Quarter of a Year Then I will that the said Messuages or Tenements go to Henry Pyke Sonn to my late Brother William Pyke and his Heirs for ever he paying and allowing to the said Margaret as aforesaid Item I forgive all my Tenents the Quarters Rent in which I shall dye Item I give to Mr Richard Yorke Baker a broad peice of gold of the value of Three and Twenty Shillings and six pence Item I give to Richard john and Thomas Pyke sonns of William Pyke Silversmith the sume of Tenn pounds apeice of lawfull money And I will that the sume be paid into the hands of Amy Pyke till they come at age She allowing them Tenn Shillings for every Tenn pounds for every year for Interest But if she refuses so to do Then I will the said Legacies last mentioned be paid into some friends hands that will allow such Interest for the same Item Al the Rest of my goods and Chattells whatsoever I give to Mrs Amy Pyke Frances Dackton and Thomas Pyke (after my Funerall Charges and Legacies paid) to be divided into four parts (that is to say) Two parts thereof to Amy Pyke and the other two parts to be divided betweene the said Frances Dackton and Thomas Pyke share and share alike But my will is that if any of them quarrell that the share of him or her who shall be the aggressor go to the others of them And my will further is that after the Tax hall be off that the said Master or Keeper Fellows and Scholars and theire Successors do out of the Rents and profits of the premisses aforementioned to be to them given settle three Scholarshipps of Tenn pounds apeice as aforesaid I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Pyke Executor of this my last Will Revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the two and Twentieth day of December Anno Domini 1708 Tho Pyke Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Pyke the Testator to be his last Will in the presnce of us The marke of Philip Roberts Christopher Deane Robt Carrow Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 22 February 1708] Vicesimo Secundo die mensis Februarii Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentisimo Octavo [to] Thoma Pyke Executoris
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