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The Will of Edward Batten 1638

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Edward Batten of Bristol gentleman, 15 September 1638, proved November 1638. The poor of Temple Parish in Bristol. Wife Mary Batten. My three tankards which I bought of my Cousin Pitt I give to my three grandchildren and godsons Edward Hobbs, son of Thomas Hobbs, Edward Galhampton, son of William Galhampton, and Edward Colston son of William Colston, the eldest of them to choose first. To my daughter Mary Hobbs and her heirs, after the death of my wife, my tenements in Bristol lying between Key and Marsh street and the Lanthorn tenement and the sum of five hundred pounds. To my daughter Elizabeth Batten the leases of my lands in Westerley which I hold of Mr Roberts. To my daughter Sarah Colston for her better maintenance of her and her husband &c all my lands and leases in both the Hambrookes in the parish of Winterbourne. My daughter Anne Dollinge. My daughter Martha Galhampton. My tenement in Bristol wherein my son in law Colston dwelleth. My daughter Anne's husband John Dolling and her daughter, Mary Dolling and the rest of her children. I do give unto Edward Batten and William Pitt my cousins forty pounds apiece at my executor's discretion, committing them to his care. My sister in law Mrs Gittin* and her children. My brother Symon Batten. My son in law Mr Thomas Hobbbes I appoint executor and do desire my cousin Mr Edward Pitt and Mr Richard Meredith, vicar of Stogarsey, to be overseers. Published the 16th of September 1638.

Referred to in will of William Pitt (1631) as "sister Anne Gethinge". [1]


  1. Genealogical gleanings in England Vol II

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