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Will of Roberta Bate

of Ashford, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/90/20e

In the Name of God Amen I Roberta Bate of the parish of Ashford and in the County of Kent spinster do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz:
I give my soul to God who gave it me my body to the earth to be buried in the North Isle of the said parish Church of Ashford and as near as may be to the body of my Grandmother Mrs. Mary Bate hoping and trusting to be saved by the alone merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer being in perfect mind and memory

In the next place I give and bequeath all my Real Estate in the two houses bought of my Father to my said Father for and during the term of his Natural life
And after his decease to my dear sister Mrs Elizabeth Bate my Executrix and to her issue lawfully to be begotten
And for want of such issue so to be given by to whom she shall think fitting

All my personal Estate as ready money all my wearing apparel of all sorts and all other my goods and chattels I also give unto my dear sister Elizabeth Bate to be given and bestowed as she shall think fitting

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and this 4th day of February 1736? Roberta Bate Signed sealed and published to be the last Will and Testament of Roberta Bate in the presence of (the interlining being first made) us
Eliz. Wildbore – Annabella Bonnyman – Gror Gansten

The before Registered Will was proved the 14th day of July 1737 before the Worshipful George Paul Doctor of Laws Vicar General to the most Rev’d Father in God John by devine providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England and Metropolitan and Adm’on of the deceaseds goods was committed to Elizabeth Bate sister of the deceased and Executrix named in the said Will she being sworne well and truly to perform the same.

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