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Dorothy Pyke (Daye)

Birthplace: Landford, Wiltshire, England
Death: March 28, 1632 (39-40)
Landford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Daye and Joan Daye
Wife of Lt John Pike
Mother of Capt. John Pike; Major Robert Pike; Ann Fiske; Dorothy Hendrick; Israel Fletcher and 1 other
Sister of Elizabeth Daye; John Daye; Joane Daye; Nicholas Daye; Maria Daye and 4 others

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About Dorothy Pyke

John Pike married Dorothy Daye, daughter of Thomas Daye and Joan Morris. They were married on 17 January 1612 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.[2].[3].

Both Anderson and Hendricks maintain that Dorothy Daye died in England, before the family immigrated, but records of her death are elusive. However, she is mentioned in her father's will 20 jun 1631,[6] but not in her mother's will on 28 mar 1632 in which she leaves a legacy to "my soon in law John Pike 12 pence and to ech of his children 12 pence."[6] This is pretty definitive that Dorothy died in England about 1631-2.


Married: 17 Jan 1612 in Whiteparish,Wiltshire,England


  1. John Pike III b: 8 Nov 1613 in Bridgewater,Wiltshire,England c: 8 Nov 1615 in Langford,Whiteparish,Wiltshire,England
  2. Robert Pike b: 17 Mar 1616 in Landford, Wiltshire, England c: 17 Mar 1616 in Landford, Wiltshire, England
  3. Dorothy M. Pike b: ABT 1617 in Bridgewater,Somersetshire,England c: 1617/1618 in Bridgewater,Wiltshire,England
  4. Hannah [Ann] Pike b: ABT 1621 in Bridgewater,Somersetshire,England
  5. Israel Pike b: 20 Apr 1623 in Whiteparish,Wiltshire,England c: 20 Apr 1623 in Whiteparish,Wiltshire,England
  6. John was born in 1628, lived only 3 months, and was buried in England. According to Anderson, using the same given name for more than one child was a common occurrence in England in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Sarah was born in 1625 and died in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1659.[citation needed] Robert Anderson, author of The Great Migration, believes that John and Dorothy did NOT have a daughter named Sarah[2], and other records indicate that only five children sailed from England; Sarah's name is not included in a list of those children.[4] She was so named in Savage's Genealogical dictionary but Anderson points out that it was probably a mis reading of the will in which John made a bequest to his daughter in Law Sarah, wife of Robert.


  • Edwin M. Puckett, The English Background of Dorothy Day, wife of John Pike of Newbury, Massachusetts, NEHGR 153(1999):319-322
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Dorothy Pyke's Timeline

Landford, Wiltshire, England
November 9, 1613
Church of England, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain
Landford, Wiltshire, England
January 7, 1621
Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Langford, Wiltshire, England
April 20, 1623
Little Langford, Wiltshire, England
February 1628
March 28, 1632
Age 40
Landford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
December 20, 1935
Age 40