Source: TNA, PROB 11/400
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.
November 7th 1689 If it pleases God that I doe not returne from this Voyage there is due to me on Bond from one Mr Joseph Hayne that belongs to my Lord Cheife Justice Poll??fen fifty three pounds in June next which you Shall find in my Trunke my Will and desire is that it may be thus disposed of as followeth Twenty pounds to my deare Wife five pounds apeece to her two Sonnes if in case they be alive at the Receipt of this money Tenn pounds to my brother William Tenne pound to my brother Henry the ??? three pounds for Mourning Rings one for my Wife the other for your selfe the third for one Mr John Hayne who is a Housekeeper neare the Angell in the back side of St Clements my Sword and belt and beaver Hatt to John Gloster my Cloth Suite with plate Buttons to Henry and my Watch alsoe The rest of my apparell and Linnen to my brother William if in case my Wife or either of them dye before the payment of the money that that parte shall be equally divided between my two brothers This Sr I desire you to performe after my decease In Witnesse whereof I Sett my Hand and Seale Walter Pykes 2d July 1690 Which day appeared personally William Pykes of the parish of St Martins in the Feilds in the County of Middx Silke Dyer the naturall and lawfull Brother of the abovesaid Walter Pykes deceased and by Virtue of his corporall Oath deposeth that he well knew and was acquainted with the manner or Character of the Hand Writing of the Said Walter Pikes his brother deceased haveing often times Seen him write and received Letters from him and doth alsoe further declare that the Will or Testamentary Schedule on the other side hereof was totally wrote and Subscribed with the proper Hand writing of the said Walter Pykes deceased as this Deponent doth verily believe in his Conscience and of the truth of the prmisses made Faith the day and yeare abovesaid William Pykes [what follows is in Latin and appears to grant probate to] Guilielmus Pykes [on 2 July 1690] Decundo die mensis Julii Anno Domi Millimo Sexcenmo et Nonagemo [also mentioned is] Anna Pykes Vidua [and so is] Gualteri Pykes ??per de Twickenham in Coun Middx Sed Super alto mari apud Torbay defuncti
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