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 William Pyke now of the parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex only son of John Pyke late of Long Acre in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields in the said County of Middlesex Coachmaker deceased being of Sound Mind Memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this life do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner following whereas in and by a certain Letter of Attorney bearing date on or about the twenty seventh day of July one thousand seven hundred and Ninety Nine and by a certain deed of Direction and appointment bearing even date therewith I did constitute and appoint Mark P???o of Charles Street Cavendish Square in the County of Middlesex Gentleman my Attorney fully impowering him to ask demand and receive of the accountant General for the time being of the Court of Chancery and of and for all other persons all sums of Money then due to me for and on account and as arrears of a certain weekly sum of Two pounds Two shillings left by the will of my said late Father for the recovery and due payment of which I did cause a Bill in the High Court of Chancery to be filed and by the said Deed of Direction and appointment I did direct the application of such arrears when the amount should be ascertained which hath since been done and did empower the said Mark Pi???o to apply the same in manner therein particularly specified now I doe ????y absolutely confirm the said Letter of Attorney and Deed of Declaration and appointment respectively so give and executed by me and after the said Letter of Attorney and Deed of Direction shall be fully accomplished and carried effectually into Execution and after payment of all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences I do give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my Estate after the purposes of the said Letter of Attorney and Deed of Direction and appointment so duly Executed by me for the purposes aforesaid unto my friend William Slark of James Street Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Vintner in consideration and as a return for his Humanity towards me in obtaining my liberty from prison and supporting when in great want and distress at the tiem my late Fathers Executors refused me any aid or assistance and I do hereby appoint the said Mark Pin??o and William Slark Executors of this my will hereby revoking and making void all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and one W: Pyke LS Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator William Pyke as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as witnesses hereto in the presence of each of us and in the presence of the said Testator at his request Thos Avis George Boothby This Will was proved at London on the twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and one before the worshipful John Sewell Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of William Slarck (by mistake in the said will called Slark) one of the Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grants to Mark Pinero the other Executor named int he said will when he shall apply for the same
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