Friday, October 4, 2013

Will of George Blake, Grocer of Bath, Somerset - The National Archives PROB 11/1413/289, probated 7 Sep 1804

George Blake grocer of Bath, Somerset is testator.

Looking at the Freereg site at baptisms, marriages and burials I found the following.

There is a marriage 10 Nov 1776 between George Blake and Ann Morley (bride is of Batheaston) and they were married at St Peter and Paul, Bath.

Checking baptisms from 1776 to 1796 there were 16 in total but none for this couple at Bath. Only one other Blake family at St Peter and Paul. John son of John and Susanna Blake baptized 24 Jun 1790. There is a John Blake and Susanna Hanger married 23 Aug 1789 at St Peter and St Paul, Bath.

There are 108 burials at Bath in this dataset. The testator is possibly buried 1 Oct 1802 at St James, Bath. There is a burial for Ann Blake 9 Jan 1820 at St James Bath and she is listed as 80 years of age (year of birth circa 1740). She lived on Walcot Street.

The Blake family can be found on Walcot Street in later censuses. This will be worth pursuing but will check and see if any other wills come up on the Blake family at Bath.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 2 Oct 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/1413/289
Testator: George Blake, Grocer
Place: Bath, Somerset, England
Type of Record: Will
Date of document: 26 Jan 1801, probated 7 Sep 1804
Condition: 19th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: George
[Margin]: Blake

1    I George Blake of
2    the City of Bath in the County of Somerset Grocer
3    being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding
4    do make publish and declare this to be my last Will
5    and Testament in manner following that is to say
6    First I will and direct all my just debts and Funeral
7    expences to be paid and discharged immediately after
8    my death and subject thereto I give and bequeath
9    unto my dear Wife Ann Blake all my Goods Chattles
10    Monies and Securities for Money and all other my
11    Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever to hold unto
12    my said Wife Ann Blake her Executors Administrators
13    and Assigns and I do hereby make and appoint my said
    [Page 2]
14    Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
15    hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me
16    at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have
17    hereunto set my hand and Seal the Twenty sixth
18    day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight
19    hundred and one George Blake Signed Sealed
20    published and declared by the Testator George Blake as
21    and for his last Will and Testament in the presence
22    of us who in his presence and in the presence of
23    each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses
24    Jno Physick Jno Physick Jun[io]r
25    This Will was proved at London on the
26    Seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one
27    thousand Eight hundred and four before the Right hon[our]able
28    Sir William Wynne Knight doctor of Laws Master Keeper
29    or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
30    lawfully constituted by the Oath of Ann Blake Widow the
31    Relict of the deceased and the sole Executrix named in
32    the said Will to whom administration was granted of
33    all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the
34    said deceased having been first sworn by Commission
35    duly to administer.

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