Monday, June 16, 2014

Will of Anne Blake, widow - Ancestry - Diocese of Bristol Wills

Anne Blake, widow, is the testatrix. She lived at Chipping Sodbury and now at Bristol. Her kinswoman Mary Day (mother of John Day) and wife of John Day soapmaker along with her son John are her legatees. Interestingly there is a reference to a Mary Day mother of John Day who was a sister to Joseph Blake of New Windsor, Berkshire. This Joseph may have married in 1777 but still somewhat late for the calendar date where this document is listed in Volume II Calendar of Gloucestershire Wills of 1763. The will itself is undated.

Blog for Joseph Blake:

An interesting Bristol Stray listed by a researchers on the Bristol and Somerset L Archives:

John Day St Thomas Bristol married Mary Prewett 30 Mar 1749.

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by WPW Phillimore volume XVI, 1912. John Day of Letchlade and Mary Ludlow of Great Hendred Berkshire by license 20 May 1725 at Fairford (page 95). Same book John Day of Letchlade and Ann Hitchman of Cullum by license 28 Feb 1730.

The Day family is also mentioned in the will of Nicholas Blake, yeoman of Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire blogged earlier:

No ideas on the name of her husband but of note two sons of Richard Blake and Mary Blake at Chipping Sodbury were buried there – Joseph in 1715 and Samuel no date given in the blog looking at Gloucestershire memorials:

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 15 May 2014
Source: Ancestry – Diocese of Bristol Wills
Testator:  Anne Blake, widow
Place: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England late of Chippen Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Type of Record: Will
Date of document: 1763, probated 1763
Condition: 18th century English, legible copy

1    In the name of God Amen
2    Anne Blake late of Chippen Sodbury in the County of Gloucester
3    but now of the parish of Saint Thomas within the City of
4    Bristol widow being in bodily health and of sound and disposing
5    mind memory and understanding (praise God for it) Do
6    make and ordain this my last will and Testament in man[n]er
7    following (that is to say) In the First place I resign my Soul
8    into the hands of almighty God who created it and my body
9    I com[m]itt to the Earth from whence it came to be decently
10    interred at the discression of my Executrix hereinafter
11    named and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it
12    hath pleased almighty God of his Infinite goodness and
13    mercy to bless me I give and dispose thereof as followeth
14    (to witt) I give devise and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Day
15    (son of my kinsman in Law John Day of the said parish of Saint
16    Thomas within the City of Bristol aforesaid soapmaker on
17    the body of my near kinswoman Mary his now wife begotten)
18    All that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement Closes
19    pieces and parcells of ground Lands hereditaments and
20    premises with their and every of their appurten[an]ces situate
21    lying and being within the parish of Little Sodbury in the said
22    county of Gloucester and also all other my Freehold Lands
23    Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever
24    which I now am or shall or may at the time of my death be
25    seized of interested in or intituled unto To hold to him
26    the said John Day the son his heirs and assigns for ever
27    Also I give and bequeath unto my said well beloved
28    kinswoman Mary Day All and singular my Leasehold Lands
29    Tenements and premises with their and every of their appurten[an]ces
30    Anne Blake

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