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 The Foureteenth day of May Anno Domini 1674 And in the six and Twentieth yeare of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the Faith &c I Thomas Pyke Cittizen and Poulter rer of London Being att present sicke and weake in Body But of sound and perfect mind and memory (Thanks be given to Almighty God for the same) And considering the uncertainty of this finite and Transitory life doe make and declare this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following (That is to Say) Firstand principally and before all earthly things I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it And my Body I Comitt to the earth from whence it came To be decently buried att the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named in assured Trust and Confidence through the alone meritts death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer To obtain Free remission of all my sinnes And that both Soule and Body shall att the last day Inheritt Eternall life And as Touching all such wordly Estate and goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me and to Blesse me withall I give devise and bequeath the same in manner and forme following (That is to Say) First my will and mind is That all such debts and sumes of money as I shall truly owe to any person or persons att the time of my decease shalbe duly and truly paid and satisfied and my Funerall Expences Expences discharged Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving Father Richard Pyke the sume of Fifty Five pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Edward Pyke the sume of Tenn pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Richard Pyke the sume of Forty pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my Broher William Pyke the sume of Fifteen pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Jonathan Pyke the sume of Tenn pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother John Pyke the sum of Fifty pounds of like money Item I give and B queath unto my sister Jane Grov the sume of Fifteen pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my uncle George Maunder the sum of Five pounds of like money And my will and mind is That all the aforesaid Legacies and sumes of money shalbe paid unto the six Parties Respectively by my Executrix hereafter named within Six moneths next after my decease And further my will and mind??? That ????? my dear and loving wife Mary Pyke shall happen to dye and depart this life in her widowhood and shall not be married Then and in such case I give devise and Be queath after her death these further Legacies following That is to say I give and bequeath unto my said Father Richard Pyke the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my said Brother Edward Pyke the sume of Fifty pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my said Brother Richard Pyke The sume of one hundred pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my said Brother William Pyke the sume of Fifty pounds of like money Item I give and Bequeath unto my said Brother Jonathan Pyke the sume of one hundred pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my said brother John Pyke the sume of one hundred pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath unto my said sister Jane Grove the sume of one hundred pounds of like money & All which legacies and sumes of money ???? mentioned I will and appoint to be paid unto the said Parties Respectively within Three moneths after such decease of my said wife as aforesaid And in case any of the said parties shall happen to dye before the Legacies last menconed shall become payable Then I give and bequeath the Legacie or Legacies of such of the said parties soe deceasing unto the Survivors of them to be devided equally amongst them share and share alike The Rest and Residue of all my goods Chattells Leases Plate Jewells Houshould Stuffe Ready money debts And all other Estate unbequea- thed whereof I shalbe possessed att the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said wife Mary Pike whom I make ordaine Constitute and appoint the full and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament And overseers of this my will I nominate and appoint Robert Knightly and John Marvin Merchants intreating them to be ayding and assisting To my said Executrix in the performance of the same And for their Care and paines herein I give and bequeath unto each of them the sume of Twenty shillings to buy them Rings And Lastly I do hereby Renounce Revoake frustrate and make void all other will or wills by me heretofore made And doe declare and appoint these presents to stand and be my last will and Testament & In Witnes whereof I the said Thomas Pyke To this my Last will and Testament Contayned in One Sheete of Large Dutch Paper have sett my hand and seale the day and yeare First above written Tho Pyke Signed sealed Published and delivered By the said Testator for and as his last will and and Testament in the presence of John Grinaway Richard Meynell Clement Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 5 June 1674] Quinto die Mensis Junii Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo Quarto [to] Maria Pyke Relicta
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