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.
I William Pyke of the Parish of Saint Luke Chelsea late of Saint Clement Dames do publish this as my last Will and Testament I give unto my Aunts Frances Maria Anning and Rebecca Anning of the parish of Saint Lukes Chelsea all my Monies in Stocks or wheresoever it may be Goods Chattels Linen and wearing apparel of what nature or kind soever (excepting my Silver Watch with a Metal Case and Gold Cornelian ??? Seal the Impression an old Mans head) and likewise unto the aforesaid Frances Maria Anning and Rebecca Anning all that my undivided third part or share of and in all and every the Freehold and Copyhold Estates of my late Mother Margaret Pyke wheresoever situate and I do hereby Appoint the said Frances Maria Anning and Rebecca Anning to be Joint Executors of this my last will and Testament to possess equally share and shares alike all the above or any thing that may hereafter belong to me at the time of my Death of what nature or kind soever (excepting the Watch aforesaid and Seal which I give unto Thomas Ralfe of Wapping and in Case of the Death of either of the aforesaid Executrixes the Survivor to be whole and Sole Executrix to possess all my Monies in Stocks or wheresoever it may be Goods Chattels Linen wearing apparel and share of Estates aforesaid or any thing else I may hereafter possess of what nature or kind soever and I do hereby revoke all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said William Pyke to this my last will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper to the first part whereof I have set my Name and second my hand and Seal this twenty first Day of February in the twenty Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine William Pyke LS Signed Sealed Published and declared by me William Pyke as and for my last will and Testament in the presence of them whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses and which were so subscribed in the presence and at the request of me William Pyke In the presence of each other Wm Struch S? Harris John Smart This Will was proved at London the twenty third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety four before the Worshipful Samuel Peace Parson 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 lawfull constituted by the Oath of Rebecca otherwise Rebbecca Anning Spinster the aunt of the decease and one of the Executrixes named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first Sworn Duly to Administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Frances Maria Anning Spinster the aunt also and other Executrix named in the said will when she shall apply for the same
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