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Will of William Bate - 30 August 1860

This is the last will and testament of me William Bate of the parish of Lanlivery in the county of Cornwall, farmer, made the thirtieth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsy Bate all my leasehold houses and premises situate at Redmoor in the said parish of Lanlivery which I hold on lives under the Honourable Anna Maria Agar of Lanhydrock in the said county together with all my farm stock, household furniture goods chattels money and all other property whatever I may stand possessed of at the time of my decease for and during the natural term of her life. After the decease of my said wife I will and direct that she shall give the remainder of whatever of my said property she may stand possessed of at the time of her decease to the children of my brother George Bate equally between them or all to either of them or otherwise at her discretion. And I herby nominate and appoint my said wife Betsy Bate whole and sole executrix of this my will.________________ + the mark or sign of William Bate the testator. Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said William Bate who in his presence in the presence of us, and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses thereto on the day of the date above written.

John Verran Margaret Verran

Affidavit of due execution filed.

Attached to above document

The District Registry at Bodmin
In Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice.

Be it known, that at the date hereunder written, the last will and testament ___________________ (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of William Bate late of Lanlivery in the county of Cornwall farmer deceased who died on the 24th day of December 1876 at Lanlivery aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Lanlivery aforesaid within the district of the county of Cornwall was proved and registered in the District Registry attached to the Probate Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Bodmin and that Administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Betsy Bate, widow the relict, the sole Executrix named in the said will, she having first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.

John Basset Collins
District Registrar
Dated the 6th day of February 1877.

Extracted by PJ Wallis Solicitor Bodmin
Personal Estate under £200

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Transcribed by Pauline Pickup from a document in the Malcolm McCarthy Collection