Friday, July 25, 2014

Will of George Blake of Duntisbourn Abbots, Gloucestershire - Diocese of Bristol Wills on Ancestry, administered 31 Mar 1849

This will for George Blake is the likely son of George Blake whose will was dated 1832. George was living at Duntisbourn Abbots at the time of his death. John Blake, his brother, and also mentioned in the will of George Blake was living at Bagendon. George was a bachelor.

George Blake is listed on the 1841 census at Duntisbourn Abbots living on his own and is a Farmer. On the schedule is one page away from William Blake and Elisa. John Blake is on the 1841 census at Badgington as an Inn Keeper, 50 years of age, with wife Sarah also 50 years of age, Elizabeth 15 years and Eleanor 10 years. He is on the 1851 census still at Bagendon (Badgington is an archaic name for Bagendon) at Parrots Brook Head Inn and he is an Inn Keeper and has 15 acres of land. He is 64 years of age and born at Shipton in Gloucestershire. His wife Sarah is 60 years of age and born at Duntisbourne Abbot. Their children Sarah Ann is 24 years and unmarried born at Horcott near Kempsford. Their daughter Eleanor is 22 years of age, unmarried and born at Horcott near Kempsford. John would have been born circa 1787.

The addition of the second page in this case does provide a rather interesting name in Francis Day. The name Howell does appear on the likely father George’s will.

This blog replaces the earlier blog of the will of George Blake:

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 29 Jun 2014
Source: Ancestry – Diocese of Bristol Wills
Testator:  George Blake (died 1 Mar 1849)
Place: Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire, England
Type of Record: Probate
Date of document:31 Mar 1849, administered 31 Mar 1849
Condition: 19th century English, legible copy

1    31st March 1849
2    Appeared personally John Blake of
3    Bagendon in the County of Gloucester
4    Yeoman and alleged upon oath that
5    George Blake late of Duntisbourn Abbotts
6    in the County of Gloucester Farmer deceased
7    died on the first day of March 1849 a Bachelor
8    without leaving any Father or brother him surviving
9    leaving Goods Chattels and Credits wholly
10    within the Jurisdiction of the Consistory
11    Court of Gloucester under the value of
12    one thousand pounds That he is the
13    natural and lawful Brother and one
14    of the next of kin of the said deceased
15    That he will well and faithfully
16    Administer the Goods Chattels and
17    Credits of the said deceased and under
18    an Inventory and account etc
19    Wherefore he prayed that Letters of
20    Admon of all and singular
21    the Goods Chattels and Credits
22    of the said deceased may be granted
23    and committed to him upon
24    giving good and sufficient
25    security and do forth
26    Let Admon pass as prayed
27    Sworn Under £1000
28    Andrew James Surrogate
    [Page 2]
29    Know all Men by these Presents that Mr John Blake
30    of Bagendon in the County of Gloucester Yeoman
31    Harry Howell of Ashton Keynes in the County of
32    Wilts Yeoman and Francis Day of Avening in
33    the same County Yeoman
34    are held and firmly bound unto James Henry Lord
35    Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
36    in the sum of two thousand pounds
37    of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord
38    Bishop or his Successors or to his or their certain Attorney Executors Adminis
39    trators Assigns To which Payment will and truly to be made We oblige ourselves
40    and each of us by himself in and for the whole amount
41    each of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by
42    these Presents Sealed with our Seals dated the thirty first day of
43    March in the twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign
44    Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United
45    Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith etc And
46    in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty nine
47    The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden
48    John Blake Administrator of all and singular the Grants
49    Chattles and Credits of George Blake deceased do
50    make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods
51    Chattles and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the Hands
52    Possession of Knowledge of him the said John Blake
53    or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for
54    him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry
55    of the Consistory Court of Gloucester at or before the
56    last day of August next ensuing and the same Goods
57    Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased
58    at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or Possession
60    of the said John Blake or into the hands
61    and Possession of any other Person or Persons for [him] do well and truly administer
62    according to law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt
63    of his said administration at or before the last day of March 1850
64    and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall
65    be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt the same being first
66    examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said
67    Court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said
68    Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence pursuant to the true Intent and
69    Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and
70    twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second
71    intituled an Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint
72    And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the
73    said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named to exhibit the same into
74    the said Court making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the
75    said John Blake
76    above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letter of
77    Administration.  Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the
78    said Court then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full Force and Virtue
79    Sealed and delivered
80    in the Presence of
81    Tho: Woodward
82    John Blake
83    Harry Howell
84    Francis Day

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