Location: Bitton, Gloucestershire, England
Surnames/tags: Battman Batman
This is a transcript of the will of John Battman, house carpenter, of Oldland in the parish of Bitton, Gloucestershire. His will was dated 14 February 1766 and probate was granted on 14 October 1766.
In the Name of God Amen. I John Battman of the Hamlett of Oldland in the parish of Bitton & County of Gloucester House Carpenter, being very weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the form & manner following
First I give and bequeath to Isaac and George my well beloved Sons All that Cottage Garden & Enclosure of Ground thereunto belong[ing] containing by Estimation an Acre of Ground (more or less) Lying and Situate upon Drawn Hill
Also I give to my beloved sons William Abraham & John Four pounds and Ten shillings each of Lawfull Money of England to be raised & levied out of the said Cottage and Enclosure of Ground and in the manner following (Viz) […] said Two sons Isaac & George shall pay or cause to be paid unto my beloved son William Two pounds five shillings the first year and Two pounds five shillings the year following after my Decease and Ten shil[in]gs. P Annum each unto by beloved Sons John and Abraham till the payment of Four pounds Ten shillings is Compleated
Also I give to my Dearly beloved Daughters Mary & Sarah All that Enclosure of Ground lying to the Westward of William Spicers in Woodstock Containing by Estimation an Acre of Ground (more or less) and that my said Daughters shall pay or cause to be paid unto my beloved Son Joseph fifteen shillings P Year untill the payment of five pounds is Compleated. Likewise fifteen shillings P Year unto by Beloved Son Steven untill the payment of Four pounds Ten shillings is Compleated
Also I give to by Beloved Son Benjamin All that Enclosure of Ground Adjoyning to the above mentioned in Woodstock containing by Estim[ation] a half an Acre of Ground (more or less) and I Likewise Constitute make and Ordain my beloved sons Benjamin [and] Joseph sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow, revoke and Disannull All and every other Testaments Wills Legacies Bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the fourteenth day of February in the sixth Year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third King of Great Britain France and Scotland &c. and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred & sixty six.
John Battman his X mark
Signed, Sealed & Declared
as my last Will & Testament
in the Presence of Us
Amy Rogers her X mark
14th day of October 1766
The within named Benjamin Battman Son and one of the Executors was duly sworn Before me
W. Hughes Surr[ogate]
This Will was proved the 14th Day of October in the Year of our Lord 1766 Before the Worshipful James Benson Doctor of Laws Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right Reverend Father in God William by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and of the Episcopal Consistory [official?] Principal Lawfully Constituted by Benjamin Battman Son and one of the Executors &c. to whom &c. having first Sworn well and faithfully to administer to the said Will and also to Exhibit an Inventory and Render account &c.
- "Gloucestershire, England, Wills and Inventories, 1541-1858". Ancestry.com. Name: John Battman; Gender: Male; Occupation: House carpenter; Document Type: Will; Will Date: 1766; Will Number: 205; Place: Oldland; Hamlet: Bitton; Court: Consistory Court of Gloucester; Civil Place: Gloucestershire, England; Reference Code: 252140. Ancestry Sharing Link Ancestry Record 4294 #155969