Source: TNA, PROB 11/802
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.
This is the last Will and Testament of Me Thomas Pyke of the Parish of St Clements Dane in the City of Westminster in the County of Middlesex Grocer made this thirteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred forty and eight Imprimis I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping the Salvation thereof through the only Merits and Mediation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ our Lord And my Body to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named Item I make nominate and appoint Mary Pyke my beloved Wife my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby give unto my said Wife all my Goods and Chattels whatsoever or in whose hands soeverlying and being She paying all my just Debts Funeral Charges and Probate of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal hereunto the day and year above written Thos Pyke Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Thomas Pyke to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto set our Names the Words my beloved Wife being first interlined W Randall John Challenor This Will was Proved at London the second day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty three before the Worshipfull Robert Chapman 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 Oath of Mary Pyke Widow the Relict of the Deceased and Sole Executrix named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased being first Sworn duly to administer
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