'Pyke1'Index links to: Lead / Letter DRAFT
Families covered: Pyke of Brockley, Pyke of Morelinch, Pyke of Sheene
This family is still being researched. It has NOT yet been launched formally into the Database but is shown here as DRAFT in the hope that one or more visitors to the site will contribute information that will enable us to develop this page to an acceptable standard.
First displayed: 19.08.20Last updated: 19.08.20
Back to 'Can You Help ?'

Visitation shows the arms of the following family as "Per pale Az. and Sa., over all three crescents Or."
Sir Richard Pyke (a 1384)
1. Thomas Pyke
  A. Hugh Pyke (a 1424)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. Thomas Pyke
  a. John Pyke
(1) William Pyke of Morelinche, Somerset
  m. Alice Bowring (dau of Thomas Bowring of Bowring's Leigh)
  (A) Robert Pyke
  m. Elizabeth Thornhill (of the family of Thornhull of Thornhull in Stalbridge)
  (i) Thomas Pyke of Morelinche
  m. ?? Stowell (dau of Sir John Stowell (Stawell) of Cothelstone)
  (a) Elizabeth Pyke
  m. James Aleighe of Cornwall
  ((1))+ issue - Thomas, William, Elizabeth
  (B) Stephen Pyke
  m. Dor(othy?) Cults
  (i) John Pyke of Bridgwater (a 1573)
  m. Jane Castelman (dau of R. Castelman)
  (ii) Francis Pyke
  (iii) Elizabeth Pyke
  m. Jerome Jones



Thomas Pyke
m. Alice Scovile (dau/coheir of John Scovile of Brockley, m2. ?? Gilbert, m3. ?? Montacute)
1. John Pyke
2. John Pyke, younger, of Brockley, Somerset
  A. Richard Pyke
  i. Thomas Pyke
  B. William Pyke (rector of Brockley)



George Pyke or Pike of Baythorne in Birdwood (Essex), Sheene in Meldreth (Cambridgeshire), etc., Sheriff of Essex (b c1590 (in Essex?), d 09.1658, MP)
m1. (c1624) Margaret Woodcott (d 21.09.1637, dau of Edward Woodcott of Ipswich)
1.+ 3 daughters
m2. (1638) Elizabeth Gore (dau of Sir John Gore (who d c1636, alderman of London)
4. George Pyke or Pike 'of Trompington' of Sheene (dsps)
  By his will (dated 1660), George passed Sheene to the younger son of his sister Elizabeth on condition that he change his name to Pyke.
  m. (02.07.1660) Ann Freeman (dau of Ralph Freeman of Aspenden Hall)
5. Elizabeth Pike (b 1638, youngest child)
  m1. (1661) Gregory Baker (d 1661-2, son of John of Bishop's Stortford)
  m2. (18.10.1662) John Crouch (son/heir of John of Corneybury by dau of Sir John Scott of London)
Not clear which wife was mother of ...
6. daughter
  m. Thomas James
7. (Mercy) Pyke
  m. Sir James Whitlock

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Frederic William Weaver (1885), Somerset, 1551+1575+1591, 'Pyke')
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Somersetshire, 1623, 'Harvy')
(3) For lower section : 'Pike/Pyke' within the People-Family Histories section of www.meldrethhistory.org.uk with thanks to a regular contributor (CV, 16.08.20) for drawing our attention to that impressive site
Back to top of page