Person:John Pike (28)

  1. James Pike1646/47 -
  2. Jeremiah PikeBef 1650 - 1710/11
  3. John Pike1653/54 - Bef 1709
  4. Mary PikeEst 1655 - 1717/18
  5. Zachariah Pike1658 -
m. 28 Mar 1671
  1. Susanna Pike1671 -
  2. Elizabeth Pike1674/75 - Bef 1686
  3. John Pike1681 - 1754
  4. Sarah Pike1681 - 1715
  5. Jarvis Pike1683/84 -
  6. Elizabeth Pike1686 - Bef 1717
Facts and Events
Name John Pike
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1 Jan 1653/4 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 28 Mar 1671 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Engleby
Death? Bef 11 Apr 1709 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesadmin granted
  1. Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1912)

    Pike:John, s. of James, Jan. 1, 1653.

  2. Pike, Ruth G. (Ruth Gottemoller). Some descendants of James Pike of Charlestown and Reading, Massachusetts: and the times in which they lived. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990)

    JOHN2 (James1), b. 1 Jan. 1653-4 in Reading, Ma.; m. in Charlestown, 28 Mar. 1671 Elizabeth Engleshie; took the oath of allegiance in Dorchester 1 Nov. 1678; received a land grant in Roxbury 26 Feb. 1695-6. (His heirs received another land grant 22 Sept. 1715). Lived most of his life in Roxbury; d. Mar. 1709; his will (dated 3 Apr. 1693 and probated 11 Apr. 1709) left everything to his wife during her life, thereafter to be divided equally among his chr. except that the oldest son John was to receive a double portion.

  3.   John Pike of Roxbury, in Massachusetts. Probate Court (Suffolk County). Probate records, 1636-1899. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969-1971)
    Case # 3169 admin 11 Apr. 1709.

    link 11 Apr. 1709 John Pike of Canterbury, CT, yeoman admin granted of his father John Pike late of Roxbury, mariner, dec'd, the widow of ye dec'd being also dead. Petitioned with John Searle, weaver and Cabeb Seaver, husbandman both of Roxbury in the presence of Thomas Baker.

    Inventory 12 Apr 1709 presented by John Baker

    Will: I John Pike of Roxbury in the County of Suffolk Marrinor though very sick and weak of body yoat in Good and perfect memory thank be to God... I give and bequeath as followeth: InprS my house and Land and all my wall Estate both in the house and abroadd and debts due to mee from any person whatsoever I waud all in the hands of my beloved Wife during her naturall life whome I make whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament... and what shall afterwards remaine aff her decease to be Equally devided amongst my Children only unto my Eldest Son John to be given the Double portion... the third day of April 1693 John Pike [his mark] Witnesses: Joseph Grigs, Caleb Seaver, John Searle

  4.   Y DNA testing.

    A further complication is raised by Y DNA chromosome analysis. We learn that the descendants of James1 Pike of Cambridge and Reading was not related to the Salisbury family which is entirely unsurprising result. However, what is surprising is that all of the descendants of the James2 and Jeremiah2 Pike match each other but the dependents of John2 Pike do not match with the first two sets of descendants. So either there was an unrecorded paternity event such as adultery, an adoption or simply a misidentification. Was John Pike of Roxbury actually the recorded son of James1 Pike of Reading? Or was he actually an unrelated immigrant who was misidentified as being identical? It should be noted that his sister Mary was charged with fornication and gave birth to a child whose father wasn't determined [Roger Thompson, Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699 (Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986)].