Source: TNA, PROB 11/527
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 Thomas Pyke Junior of the parish of Combe St Nicholas in the County of Somerset Gentleman being in sound and perfect mind and memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God. Do make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the Merrits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named And as touching the disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow up me I give and dispose thereof as followeth First I will that all my Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid and discharged Item I give unto my Dear Wife Mary Pyke Five pounds to be paid her in three months after my Decease if she shall happen so long to live Item I give unto the poor of the parish of Combe aforesaid Five pounds All the rest and residue of my Personall Estate Goods and Chattles whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my Loving Brother John Pyke of Newport in the Isle of Wight Merchant, whom I make constitute and ordain to be full and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke disa??ll and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made by word or writing In witness whereof I the said Thomas Pyke to this my last Will and Testament being contained in one sheef of paper have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord God One Thousand and Seven Hundred Thomas Pyke signed sealed published and declared in presence of us whose names are hereunder written viz Abra Smith Elizabeth Chute Mary Harris Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 15 May 1712] decimo quinto die Mensis Maii Ano Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo duodecimo [to] Johannis Pyke fratris dicti defuncti et Executoris
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