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There are just under 40 Bateman name transcriptions and these are listed in alphabetical order of  given name


Arnold Bateman, Haverfordwest (St Martin), Pembroke, Gent - Will 1718

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I Arnold Bateman of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, gentleman, being weak and infirm in body but of sound and perfect memory (Laud and praise be given to the Almighty) do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

And first I give and bequeath my soul unto the Almighty my maker faving full assurance of remission and free pardon of all my sins by and through the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish Church of St Martins near the burial place of my father John Bateman, Snr alderman at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named.

Item: I give unto my dear brother John Bateman Yeoman, whom I nominate and appoint my whole and sole Executor all my right title and interest wheresoever ?? or Executors have or may have to the sum of ?? yearly given me by Will Reed or ?? by my ?? Ybeston Wider for the term of ??

Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of October 1711

Signed Arnold Bateman (his own hand)

Witnesses: Benjamin Crust?

Hannah Lewis

Hannah Summers

Proved 1718

 


 

Arthur Bateman, Haverfordwest, Pembroke, - Will 1745

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

I Arthur Bateman of the Town and County of Haverforwest being of sound mind and perfect memory (thanks go to god for the same) and duly reflecting on the uncertainty of human life do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

And first I resign my soul to Almight god who created me hoping through the merits and intercession of my saviour Jesus Christ to have free pardon for my sins and as for my body I desire it may be decently buried at the expense of my executor hereinafter mentioned and as to my worldly goods, I dispose of the same in the manner following.

And first I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Thomas Bateman the sum of five pounds of British money to be paid within six months after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named provided he come in person to demand the same if ever.

Also I give to my daughter Lettis Long all the demands and debts that I have upon her by any ways and means soever together with my silver watch.

Also I give my grandson Arthur Evans the sum of twelve pounds to be laid out for his advantage by his mother and my Executor herein mentioned and it is my will that he be maintained by my Executor with meat drink washing lodging and apparel until he come to the age of fourteen.

Also I give to my stepdaughter Mary Griffith the ?? in the parish of Ambleston and County of Pembroke the sum of two pounds to be paid her within two months by my Executor after my decease.

Also I give to my sister Elizabeth Roch of Tre?emer the sum of twenty shillings to be paid her within one month after my decease if ever.

Also I give twenty shillings to be given between forty of the meanest and poorest people of this Town and County

I do hereby nominate and appoint my dearly loved son Arthur Bateman to be Executor of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills before made and I subscribe my name and set my seal hereto in the presence of the subscribers this sixteenth day of August 1745.

Signed by Arthur Bateman in his own hand

Witnesses: John Tucker, Benjamin Longman

 


 

Arthur Bateman, Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1762

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I Arthur Bateman of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, Gentleman, do make this my last will and testament writing in manner and form following:

I give devise and bequeath unto my sister Lettice Phillips, wife of Lewis Phillips, of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, Inholder, the sum of ten shillings to be paid her at my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named.

I give devise and bequeath unto my dearly loved wife Rachel Bateman the leases and leasehold promises, benefit and advantage whatsoever which can be made of the Priory Hills and Earthlot in the County of Pembroke with the appurtenances for the remainder of the term I have on the same, she paying the rents and performing the covenants in the said leases contained and also all my goods, chattles rights and credit real and personal estates whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the only propor?? and behoov of my said dealy beloved wife Rachel Bateman, her heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns forever.

And I hereby nominate and appoint my said dearly beloved wife Executorix of this myy last will and testament in witness whereof I have herein set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three.

Signed by Arthur Bateman his own hand

Witnesses: John Jones

Thomas Havard

Stephen Evans

Proved 1762

In the name of God, Amen, the ?? day of November in the year of our Lord 1627, I David Baetman of ??ing in the parish of Llanstadwell, husbandman, sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, praise be god, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis, I bequeath my soule into the hands of my redeemer and saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buried in the ?? churchyard.

Item: I give and bequeath to the Llanstadwell church of St David 6 pence.

Item: I give and bequeath to the daughter of John Baetman one ewe lamb

Item: I give and bequeath to ?? the daughter of William Baetman one ewe lamb. David Baetman the younger the sonn of William Baetman one ewe lamb

Item: I give and bequeath to Thomas Batman my sonn one ??

Item: I give and bequeath the said Thomas Batman ?? pence old money

Item: I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas six lambs

Item: I give and bequeath twelve pence to the poor men and women of the parish of Llanstadwell

all the rest of my goods and cattel not bequeathed I give and bequeath to my sonn William Baetman who I do make and constitute my sole executor of this my last will and testament to ?? all my debts and to pay all ??

Wittnessed by my hand and seal the day and year above written

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us

David Baetman by his mark

Item: I give and bequeath unto John Baetman my sonn one ewe lamb and a bushell of barley. This was given before the sealing and delivering the will.

William Baitman

John Baetman

Thomas Baetman

 


 

Will of David Bateman of Rhoslannog Fach

This is my last will and testament of me David Bateman of Rhoslanog Fach in the Parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke, Farmer. I gave and bequeath all of my real and personal estate, whatsoever and wheresoever unto my wife Mary Bateman during her life and after her death as following; the part of the Farm called Rhoslanog Fach which my wife had by her father, Thomas Williams, is given to my son Thomas Bateman and to his Executors, administrators or assigns forever and the other part of the aforesaid Farm which I, myself, purchased with its appurtenances is to my son John Bateman and to his Executors, administrators and assigns forever. The whole stock and crop and implements and husbandry of the aforesaid Farm is to be sold in twelve months after the death of my wife, by my two sons jointly. Thomas Bateman and John Bateman to pay off all the legacies debts hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath to James Bateman the sum of twenty pounds and to Sarah Griffiths twenty pounds and to Elizabeth Davies thirty pounds and to Lettice Phillips five pounds and to Jane Bateman eighty pounds with board and lodgings maintained in clothing and food during her lifetime or until she marries. I hereby appoint my wife Mary Bateman to be sole Executrix of this my last Will. In witness whereof I the said David Batgeman to this my last Will set my hand the 10th day of August 1869.

Signed David Bateman

Signed and acknowledged by the said testator as his last will in the presence of us present at the same time and who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscri bed our names as witnesses: Ebenezer Lawrence, Treslanog and William Davies Trefelyn

 


 

Eynon Bateman, Jr, Llanllawer, Pembroke, Yeoman - Will 1696

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

Notes from Bettye Kirkwood

Joshua Eynon Bateman, Yeoman, Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke. This very much mouse-eaten will, of which only a fraction remains, was made on 30 August 1695 and proved on 11 February 1696. Probate was granted to Ursula Relicta ejus et executrici. One David Bateman was mentioned in the will.

In the name of God, Amen, I Eynon Bateman ... Parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke ... Yeoman, being sick and weake in body, but .... memory, (praise be given to God for food (fortune?) ... make this my last will and testament ... form following: first and principally all ... soul to Almighty God ... to the Earth from which ... syee in Christian ... worldly Estate,

(Item) I .... David Bateman and ... shillings and one bushel ... now essed? in Haverfordwest ... first of November next ...

(Item) I do give and bequeath ... good sum of five shillings ... to be paid him and said first I ... decease,

(Item) I do given and bequeath .... Elizabeth's two daughters ... and six pounds each of them to be paid ... months after my decease;

Item I do give and bequeath to my sister Kathell? and her children ... sum of five shillings;

Item I do give and bequeath to my sister Ann the sum of five shillings ...

(Item) I do give and bequeath to my Aunt Elinor Bateman the sum of two shillings and six pence,

Item I do give and bequeath to my cousin Gwenlian Man? the sum of two shillings and six pence all to be paid within three months after my decease;

Item I do consititue, ordain and appoint my loving wife ??(Ursula) George alias Bateman to be my sole and only Executor of this my last will and Testament, revoking, ??? and making void all wills formerly made; And declare ... to be my last will and Testament ... whereof I have hereunto ... 30 day of August 1695

Different sheet: The marks of James Thomas and Owen Lewis

11th February 1696

Insinuctur secundiur Tabulas Trhamrnlarias? Fiat Adeo omnium bonorum jiniw y creditor. Eynon Batman defuncti Ursula Relictae ejus et Executrixi (Salvo jure cujutennos) jurat coram mi

In the name of God Amen, I Elizabeth Bateman of the Town and Countie of Haverfordwest, widdow, being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Praise be therefore given to Almighty God, Doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in Manner and form following (that is to say)

First and Principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, Hopeing through the Merrited Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free Pardon and Forgiveness of all my sins and to in?? Everlasting life and my body I committ to the Earth - to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as Touching the Disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath Pleased Almight God to bestow upon me, I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth:

First I will that my Debts and funeralle Expenses be paid and Discharged. Also I give and bequeath unto Frances Summers Spinster Daughter of Griffith Simmers of the said Town and Countie of Haverfordwest all my Goods, Cattle, Chattells and personnall Estate of what kind or nature soever that I am possessed of, interested in or interested unto and Doe make Nominate Constitute and appoint her the said Frances Summers sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament and I Doe hereby Revoke, Disanull and make void all former wills and Testaments by me heretofore Made In Witness whereof I the Said Elizabeth Bateman - Have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and Seal this fifth day of September in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Geroge the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and soe forth and in the year of our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five.

Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by

The Said Testatrix as her last Will and Testament

In our Presence who Have attested the Same in

The Presence of the Said Tesatrix

Anne Summers

Alice Daniel

Thomas Meare

Signed by Elizabeth Bateman in her own hand

 


 

Frances Bateman, Haverfordwest (St Thomas), Pembroke, Spinster - Will 1753

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I Frances Bateman of the Parish of St Thomas in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, spinster, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, prased be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, this is to say: First and Principally, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtain parden and remission of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. And my body, I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Direction of my Executor hereinafter mentioned. And as touching what worldlyt Estate and Effects it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following: That is to say.

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my well-beloved nephew, the Reverend Mr Thomas Bowen, now of the Parish of St MArtin in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittain, to be paid him by my Executor, as follows, viz. the sum of fifty pounds immediately at, or after the end of Twelve Calendar months after my decease and fifty pounds immediaely at or after the end of two years after my decease.

I likewise give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds to Elizabeth Bowen, the wife of the aforesaid Rev. Mr Thomas Bowen.

And likewise the sum of five pounds to my cousin Mary Bateman of the Parish of St Maries, widow.

And likewise the sum of five pounds to my cousin Elizabeth Williams wife of Charles Williams and daughter of the afresaid Mary Bateman of the Parish aforesaid.

And likewise the sum of three pounds per annum to Mrs Priscilla Jenkins of the Parish of St Maries during the term of her natural life.

And likewise four pounds per annum to Mrs Ann Thomas of the Parish of St Maries during the term of her natural life, it being the sum I used to pay her annually.

And likewise I give and bequeath the sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Brittain (of which all my legacies must be paid) to my servant Elizabeth John and wife of David John of the Parish of St Thomas, in the Town and County of Haverfordwest aforesaid.

And as to the rest and residue of my Esatate or Estates real or personal, goods, cattle and Chattles of what name of nature soever and wheresoever, I give and bequeath to my well-beloved brother, the Reverend Thomas Bateman of East Hook in the Parish of Llamston, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns ?? they paying the within written legacies, to the persons withinmentioned, being all of the Town and County of Haverfordwest.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said Thomas Bateman of East Hook in the Parish aforesaid, sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other and former wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the aforenamed Frances Bateman hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of September One thousand seven hundred and fifty three in the 27th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God of Great Brittain, France and Ireland, King, Defencer of the Faith.

Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Frances Bateman as her last will and testament (being first duly stampt) in the Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator

John Owen

Anne Miller

John Sparkes

Frances Bateman signed in her own hand (very badly)

 


 

Henry Bateman, Barrets Hill, Steynton, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1679

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God Amen, I Henry Bateman of Barrets Hill in the Parish of Steynton in the County of Pembroke, Gent, being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God make and declare this my last will and testament in form following: revoking and (usual stuff about burial)

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary Bateman als Hawke(swel?) all those messuages, tenements lands and ?? with their .. appurtenances and ?? in the said parish of Steynton in the said County and other lands in Llanstadwell ... to have and to hold all and singular the said "property" unto the said Mary Bateman for and during her natural life and after her decease to ... any children she may bear ... provided ... and upon condition and it is my will and desire that Samuel Smith my grandchild shall take to wife and marry with Lettice Hawkes my said wife's daughter when she shall attain the age of eighteen years if my said wife Mary Bateman alias Hawke shall consent thereto ...

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorothy the wife of Lewis Bishopp twenty shillings to be paid one year after my decease

Item: I give and bequeath to ?? Bishopp and Elizabeth Bishopp twenty shillings

Item: I give and bequeath to Mary my daughter wife of Thomas Bowlas

Item: I give and bequeath to Richard Walter and Roger Bowlas my grandchildren

Item I give and bequeath unto Samuel Smith my grandchild if he do not marry with the said Lettice Hawkes

And I make constitute and ordain my well-beloved wife Mary Bateman alias Hawke to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament this three and twentieth day of January 1678

Signed sealed published and declared

Witnesses: Edmund Lynnett Jane Davies Ieven Phillips Samuell Allen

Henry Bateman signed by his own hand

Inventory conducted by amounted to 64/15/0

The condition of this obligation is such that if the abovebounded Mary Bateman executive of the last will and testament of Henry Bateman deceased do well and truly administer all items and do say ?? by paying the debts and funeral expenses of the said deceased as far as his goods ?? will thereto amount and the law ?? her and shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited to the Judge at ?? a valid full and ? inventory of all and singular the goods chattles and personal estate of the said deceased under the hands of the subscribed by the formal appointees by thereforto for that purpose, at or before ?? July and will be indemnified ?? the said L Bishopp and all his assignes for granting probate of this will shall show this obligation to be void or ?? in full force and ??

Signed by Mary Bateman in her own hand

Witnessed: William Bowen; Thomas Howell; Thomas Higgon; Edmund Lynnett

A true and proper inventory of all and singular the goods and chattles movable and immovable of Henry Bateman late of Barrets Hill in the parish of Steynton in the County of Pembroke, gent ... approved by the Court the ? day of September ......

 


 

The 1609 Will abstract for John Battman, Llanllawer, Pembroke written and proved 1609.

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God, Amen. The 8thday of March 1609, I John Battman of the parish of Llanllawer in the diocese of St Davids, being sick in body but in present and perfect memorie, ?? and praise to almighty god, do make my last will and testament. I do in manner and form following:

In premis, I do … burial

Item: I do give and bequeath to the poor of the parish

Item I do give and bequeath to John and Griffith ap Reed

Item I do give and bequeath unto the repair of the bridge of Fishguard ?

I give and bequeath unto Thomas Battman my eldest sonn all my geese and lambs ?? in the parish of Fishguard ?? in money.

I give and bequeath unto John Thomas ?? one wether

I give devise and bequeath to Owen Battman my youngest sonn all my messuages, tenements and lands appurtements belongingor in any … the parish of Fishguard to have and to hold … to Ryd Owen Battman his heirs forever.. All my goods chattels and ?? moveable and immoveable I give and bequeath to Owen Batman and Ryd youngest son who I make constitute and appoint to be my sole executor in this my last will and testament to pay my debts and

Witness: Morris John Lloyd, George Morris, George Phillips, Owen York? and John Thomas, Clerk

Signed John Battman

 


 

??Will of John Baetman of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire20 October 1624PROB 11/144

In the name of God, Amen. The 8 th day of March 1609, I John Battman of the parish of Llanllawer in the diocese of St Davids, being sick in body but in present and perfect memorie, laud and praise to the almighty god, do make my last will and testament. I do in manner and form following:

In premis, I do commend my soule into the hands of the almighty god my maker and redeemer and my body to the ... to be buried in Christian burial

Item: I do give and bequeath towards the reparation of the ..of the church of the parish of Llanllawer xx?

Item I do give and bequeath to John Griffith and Griffith ap Rees being the poor of the parish ?? a piece

Item I do give and bequeath towards the reparation of the bridge of Fishguard xx?

Item I do give and bequeath unto Thomas Battman my oldest sonne all my sheep and lambs being the custody of one Owen Phe Howell being in the parish of Fishguard and six silver ?? together with six pounds ?? shillings ?? pence in money.

I give devise and bequeath unto John Thomas Howell one weather.

I give devise and bequeath unto Owen Battman my youngest sonne all my messuages, tenements and lands with appurtements belonging or in any way appertaining situate... in the town and the parish of Fishguard to have and to hold the same said messuages or tenements and appurtements to the said Owen Battman and his heirs forever. The rest of all my goods cattles leases and chattels moveable and immoveable not bequeathed I do give and bequeath to Owen Batman my said youngest son who I make constitute and appoint to be my sole executor in this my last will and testament to pay my debts and to follow? my demands in writing and to make my ?? I have hereto set my sign into the hands of Morris John Lloyd, George Morris, George Phillips, Owen York? and John Thomas, Clerk

Signed Johannis Battman by his mark

 


 

John Bateman, Mercer, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Will 1662

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God, Amen, the seventh day of January One thousand six hundred and sixty two, I John Bateman of the Town of Pembroke, Mercer, being sick in body but in sound and perfect memory and understanding Lord and praise be given to Almighty God do make this my last will and testament for manner and form following.

First I commend my soul and body to Almighty God my maker and by the death and passion of Jesus Christ my most ?? and ?? saviour to be saved and to enjoy that Heavenly forgiveness on which he hath promised to his ?? of and lawfully demands to ?? After my departure from this world: And as for my body I do give to be buried in Christian burial.

Item: I doth give and devise unto my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Bateman alias Rogers all and singular my messuages, lands and tenements situate and being in the Town and County of Haverfordwest to have and to hold to her and her heires for ever

She the said Elizabeth Bateman paying yearly unto my Aunt Priscilla Liggot forty shillings ?? during her life being debts left by Nicholas Bateman deceased.

All the rest of my goods, Chattels and Cattle moveable and immoveable I give and bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth Bateman whom I doth consitute and declare to be my sole Executrix to see this my will performed, my debts paid and my funerall discharged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first abovewritten.

John Bateman signed in his own hand

Witnessed at the publishing and declaring of this will

?? Rogers

Harry Hinton

Ann Nichols

 


 

John Bateman, Narberth, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1718

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I John Bateman, Pembroke in the County of Pembroke, being of perfect mind and memory, blessed be god for the same, do this second day of December in the ?? year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George and in the year of our Lord one thoughsand seven hundred and eighteen make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

Imprimis: I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it came in hope of a joyfull resurrection through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as for that worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as followeth:

and

first I do give and bequeath unto my two daughters Catherine and Mary Bateman the sum of five pounds a piece of lawful money of Great Brittain to be paid upon Christmas day yearly ou tof my leasehold Estate by my Executors hereafter named until they attain the age of one and twenty years and then my will is that my said executors shall pay unto the said Catherine and Mary that sum of ten pounds of like lawful money of Great Brittain to both of them in full discharge of the said annuity.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my youngest son John Bateman out of all my leasehold estate the sum of seven pounds yearly payable on Christmas day yearly by my said Executors until he attain to the age of one and twenty years. I will my Executors shall pay unto the said John the sum of fifteen pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittain in full discharge of the said annuity of ??

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two daughters aforesaid, Catherine and Mary , all my household goods of what nature or kind soever jointly between them and my further will is that insofar my said Executors shall make default of payment of this said ?? sums, a sum of ten pounds to each of my daughters and fifteen pounds to my said son John Bateman when they shall ?? attain to the age of one and twenty years that then the said annuities shall continue until the said sums be ?? paid

Item: All the rest and residue of my goods, chattles and personal estate I give to my eldest son Maurice Bateman whom I make, constitute and ordain to be my Executor and I do nominate and appoint my well-beloved friends John Scourfield and Richard? Griffiths? Of Lampeter in the said County of Pembroke and my well-beloved brother Richard Bateman and Walter Thornborough to be my Executors in ?? for my said son Maurice Bateman until the said Maurice attain the age of one and twenty years. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year abovewritten

John Bateman signed (badly) in his own hand

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of

Temperance Bateman

Richard Jones

W Thornborough

 


 

John Bateman, Haverfordwest (St Martin), Pembroke, Gent/Esq - Will 1717

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God, Amen I John Bateman in the Parish of St Martin in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, gentleman, considering the uncertainty of human life and apprehending myself to be in a sickly state of health but (God be praised) of sound and perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis: I bequeath and commend my soul into God’s hands hoping to be saved through the merits of my saviour Jesus Christ. And my body to be buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned.

Item: I give, devise and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elinor Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her, her heirs or assigns, by my son Richard Thomas Bateman his heirs, Executors, administrators or assigns, when the said Richard Thomas Bateman (one of my executors to be mentioned) shall attain or arrive to the age of one and twenty years.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my second daughter Anne Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her, her heirs and assigns by my son Richard Thomas Bateman his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns when my said son Richard Thomas Bateman shall attain or arrive and the age of one and twenty years.

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my two daughters Elinor and Anne, all the lands and tenement or tenements which I hold by lease or leases in the Parish of Camrose in the County of Pembroke and also my lease of the corn:toll within the Town and County of Haverfordwest together with all the benefit of the said leases to be jointly enjoyed by them, my said two daughters during the term thereof.

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my son Richard Thomas Bateman and to his heirs forever, all that my messauge, tenements and lands called LeWood situated and being in the Parish of Roch in the County of Pembroke and every part and parcel thereof to ?? of right belonging or in anywise appertaining with my right and title to the said tenement, and the reversion or reversions thereof or any part or parcel thereof.

The rest and residue of all and singular my goods, cattle and chattles and personal estate I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elinor Bateman and to my son Richard Thomas Bateman whom I do hereby name, constitute and appoint to be joint Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby order that my said wife Elinor Bateman be guardian unto my said son Richard Thomas Bateman during his minority but if in case my said wife happen to die before my said son attain or arrive at the age of one and twenty years, then my will and meaning is I do hereby appoint Nicholas Roch of the Parish of Robeston in the County of Pembroke and John Davids of the Parish of Steynton in the said County, Clerk, to be guardians unto my said son until her attain or arrive to the full age of one and twenty years. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this four and twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord God, one thousand seven hundred and seventeen.

Signed by John Bateman in his own hand

Signed sealed published and declaired in the presence of:

Anne Davids

David Siler (?)

Rowland Bateman

 


Thirty first day of March 1705, John Bateman of Pembrokeshire

In the name of God, Amen the thirty first day of March 1705, I John Bateman of Pembrokeshire in the Dominion of Wales, Gentleman, being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the day of the general resurrection I shall revive the same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give , devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my honorable mother, Mrs Frances Bateman of Nesthook in Pembrokeshire in the Dominion of Wales all such sum or sums of money as shall become due unto me for my service done on board her Majesty’s ship Hasting to which I at present belong or for my service on board of any of her Majesty’s ships to which I have or may belong unto for the time to come (excepts)

Item: I give and bequeath as a legacy to my loving brother Mr Thomas Bateman of the abovementioned place the sum of five pounds sterling. Constituting and ordaining my abovementioned honorable mother, Mrs Frances Bateman, to be my only and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament by her to be freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull all and every other form of testament, will and legacy by me in any ways before this time named, willed and bequeathed. Rectifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and tesatment In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year abovewritten.

Signed in his own hand John Bateman

Signed sealed published and pronounced and declared by the said John Bateman as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers (viz)

Richard Phillips (Lieut)

Benjamin Gardner (Purser)

Henry Batty (Chaplain)

 


 

John Bateman, Residence Llanreithan, Pembrokeshire, Will No. 1 (1793) date of probate, written date 20 June, 1792. (Copy held in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

I, John Bateman, of the Parish of Llanreithan and county of Pembroke, Farmer, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say, I give and bequeath to my eldest son, William Bateman, the sum of one shilling. To my second son, John Bateman, the sum of one shilling. I give and bequeath to my third son, Richard Bateman, the sum of one shilling. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Bateman, the sum of ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Bateman, the sum of fifteen pounds. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Bateman, my leasehold estate I now hold of Elizabeth Holcombe (widow) and the Rev. William Holcombe in the said Parish of Llanreithan, for and during her natural life together with my household goods, implements of husbandry, carts, plough, corn growing, corn threshed and unthreshed, cattle of what kind soever, they be horses, pigs etc for and during her natural life my will further is that my said wife shall at her decease by her last will and statement properly executed have power to give the whole or any part of my household goods to either of her daughters. I give, devise and bequeath the above leasehold estate after my said wife's decease unto my youngest son, Rowland Bateman, together with the stock and corn upon the same except as above excepted and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son, Rowland Bateman, executor to this my last will and testament and I do hereby declare my will to be (that in consideration of the smallness of what I have to leave) my said executor shall not be obliged to pay any of the above legacies before the fall of six calendar months after the decease of my said wife has expired. I witness whereof I the said John Bateman have to this my last will and testament set my mark (not being able to write my name) this twentieth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety two.

Signed, sealed, declared and published as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses in the Testators presence and at his request.

John Matthias, Letitia Matthias, Martha Murrow

 


 

John Bateman, Kire, St Dogmaels, Pembroke, Farmer - Will 1808

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I John Bateman of the Parish of St Dogmells in the County of Pembroke do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

-- I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Bateman the sum of five shillings only an amount of her illuseage of me in my illness and distress. I do likewise give her my said wife the several sums of money, barely, oats, brass ?? and other articles that she has taken away from me preceding my illness, and amounting in all to the sum of thirty five pounds and no more, and the five shillings aforesaid for her to be paid by my executrixes hereafter named in twelve months after my decease

-- I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, Lettice Jenkins, the sum of five shillings to be paid her as above.

-- I also give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Lloyd wife of George Lloyd of the Parish and Village of St Dogmells aforesaid the sum of Two pounds Two shillings to be paid unto her by my Executrixes hereafter named in one Calendar month after my decease.

-- All the residue and remainder of my goods, chattles, furniture, bonds, notes of hand and all my personal and whatsoever, wheresoever and of what quantity the same may be, after discharging my debts, funeral expenses and the legacies above specified I give and bequeath unto Mary David and ?? David her sister both in the Parish of St Dogmells aforesaid in account of the care and attendance give me by them during my illness when my wife had deserted me, in whose house I had have to lie called liebur, and I do constitute appoint the said Mary David and Hannah David her sister both of Ceibwr in the said Parish and County, joint executrixes of the will to be enjoyed by them forever immediaely after my decease -- In witness whereof I do hereby set my hand on the eleventh day of October 1808.

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said testator in his presence and in the presence of each other

John Bateman made his mark

John Hugh

 


Lettice Harries alias Bateman and of the Parish of Brawdy in the County of Pembroke
Eighteenth day of February 1674 

In the name of God, Amen, I Lettice Harries alias Bateman and of the Parish of Brawdy in the County of Pembroke being sick in body but of good and perfect memory Having thanks to Almighty God I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First I give my soul to Almight God my maker, Jesus Christ my Redeemer and mt body to be buried in Christian burial and as for all temporal means that God hath bestowed upon me I give and bequeath them as follows:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto David Howel my nephew twenty pence

Item: I give unto Margarett Harris my niece one yearling heiffer

Item: I give unto Catherine Harris one yearling heifer

Item I give unto Elizabeth Bateman my niece thirty pence and the cow that runs from Roate

Item: I give unto my sister Ann Bateman half a fleece of wool and half a bushell of corn

Item: I give and bequeath unto Ffillipp Harris of ?? five pounds in monies;

Item: I give unto George Williams children all that debt he owes me being fifty shillings

Item: I give unto John Batman son of Richard Batman all the ??? of John Banner

Item: I give unto Thomas Smite half a fleece of wool and a perch of corn

Item: I give unto Martha Bateman my sister half a dozen of lambs and ten shillings in money at the day of her marriage

Item: I give unto Eynon Bateman five pounds ????

Item: I give and bequeath unto Henry Bateman one bushel of corn and six lambs being for his three children

Item: I give unto Griffith Wilkyn twenty shillings in monies, and all the debt he owes me

Item: I give unto Thomas Bateman son to Richard Bateman all the ?? at the Hooke land

Item: I give unto Margaret Harris my sister-in-law ten lambs and one cow

Item: I give unto the poor of the parish of Brawdy five shillings in money

Item: I give unto and forwards the Cathedral Church of St Davids six pence

Item: I give unto George Williams ?? for drawing this my lst will and testament ten shillings in money and a stone of wool

All these legacies to be paid within six months after my death

Item: I give and bequeath unto Richard Batman my nephew whom I appoint constitute and ordain to be my only and sole executor of all my goods, cattle and chattels moveable and immoveable yet ?? and to pay my debts and legacies and receive all debts for me due. In witness my hand and seal the eighteenth day of February 1674

Signed by Lettice Batman

Witnessed: Hulda Ffrancis

George Williams, Clerk

 


Llewelyn Batman of Trenewydd in the Parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke
 10th day of January 1664

In the name of God, Amen, I Llewelyn Batman of Trenewydd in the Parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke, gentleman, being sick in body but of good and perfect memory praised be to God do ordain and make this my last will and testatment in manner and form following:

Imprimis: I recommend and bequeath in most humble wise? my soul to god that gave it to me, my body to be buried in Christian burial.

Item: I give and bequeath to the church of Llanllawer (this ring to Lyttis Batman??)

Item: I give and bequeath to my nephew Einon Bateman 4 oxen and 2 cows one mare 2 colts and all the sheep now in his custody and the ???sees and tooke of Sir? Thomas Lloyd he paying the rent,

Item: I give and bequeath to my sister Lettis Bateman one shilling

Item: I give and bequeath to Lewis David of Fishguard parish one pair of oxen now in his keeping

Item: I give and bequeath to Ann Williams (or Wilkyn) one heifer

Item: I give and bequeath to my supposed sons James, Arthur Bateman and Henry Bateman and my supposed daughters Elizabeth Bateman and Ann Bateman whom I make my Executors and Executrixes jointly of this my last will and testament all the rest of cattle, chattles, goods and ?? as well moveable and immoveable that I shall dispose of and of this my last will and testament

I do constitute appoint my well-beloved cousin Thomas Bateman of Trelwyn and Einon Bateman of Treneweth overseers of this my last will and testament in witnessthereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 10th day of January 1664

Signed by Llewelyn Bateman

Witnesses: Howell Wilkyn; Phillip Harry; Lawrence Richard; Eynon Bateman; Thos Bateman

 


Mallett Bateman of Narberth in the County of Pembrokeshire
 Fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and ninety six

In the name of God, Amen the fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and ninety six, I Mallett Bateman of Narberth in the County of Pembrokeshire being sick and weak in body but of good sound and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and publish this to be my last will and testment in manner and form following

Item: I give and devise unto my eldest son Richard Bateman all of my messuages, tenements and lands situate lying and being in the parish of Nevern in the County of Pembroke commonly called by the name Craigey-Keme with all and singular its rights members and appurtenances and also all my estate rights title claims and demands whatsoever wheresoever and every part thereof to have and to hold the said messuage, tenement and land its rights members and appurtenances unto the said Richard Bateman his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto the said Richard Bateman all that the all of the house and garden situate and being in the Town and village of Narberth in the said County of Pembroke now in the ?? and occupation of George Owen ?? (which amongst other lands was granted to me by lease-bearing date the 4 th day of May in the year of our Lord God 1685 under the hand and seals of Griffith Elliot of Earwarwarw now of Killirbe in the County of Carmarthe, gent and of Thomas Eliot, Jeremiah Eliot and Morgander Eliot late of Earwwearw aforesaid in the said County of Carmathen deceased for the ?? of ?? years and by the same ?? wherein being thereunto had made? And more fully appears as large and ample means as the said George Owen holdeth and enjoyeth the farm and not otherwise to have and to hold the said dwelling stable and gardens unto the said Richard Bateman his executors administrators and assigns for and during the remaining of the said furlough of four score and 19 years? Which shall be after the time of my decease and then ??? the said Richard Bateman yealding and paying thereof fore yearly … the rent of 30 shillings of good English money being the whole and full yearly rent /….

Item: I give and bequeath unto Jane my wife all that dwelling house and shop next and adjoining to the said George Owen said house now in ?? and occupation of Benjamin Mortimer, glover and also the Smith’s shop or forge adjoining to the said Benjamin Mortimer’s said house and shop now in the ?? and occupation of James Husband, Char?? Together with the rents assign and profit thereof the said last ?? dwelling house shop and forge being another ?? of the beforementioned lease to have and to hold the said dwelling house shop and further forge with the rents assigns and profits thereof unto the said Jane my wife from the day of my decease for and during the natural life of the said Jane and no longer yeilding and paying to my Executor hereinafter named yearly one peppercorn upon the feast day of St Michael

Item: I give and bequeath all other land and houses (next line illegible) and all rents and profits thereof unto my youngest son John Bateman to have and to hold the household and land unto the said John Bateman his executors administrators and assigns thereof upon my decease for and during the rest and remaining part of the said ???

Item: I give and bequeath to my truly friend William Davies of Lampeterwolfer in the County of Cardigan all of the storehouse or granary situate lying or being in the ?? of?? In the parish of Newton of Cardigan? All of the ?? and lands belonging thereunto now in ?? and occupation and I hold by virtue of a lease with Sir John Barlow bart deceased for the term of five and thirty years to have and to hold the said storehouse and “other property “ belonging to the said William Davies from the day of my decease for and during the rest and residue of the term of five and thirty years then paying to Sir George Barlow bart son and heir of the said Sir John Barlow bart and his heirs and “dealing with any expenses with regard to the lease”. Nevertheless to the only ?? benefit and behoofe of my well-beloved daughter Temperance the now wife of the said George Owen and to ?? others for intent or purpose whatsoever for and during their natural life if the said Temperance forfeit no the end or expiration of the lease

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Bateman, only if she attains the age of twenty and not otherwise, the sum of forty pounds of money of England to be paid to her when she hath attained full age of twenty and if the said Elizabeth shall happen to die before achieving the said age of twenty then my will is to give and bequeath twenty pounds part of the said forty pounds unto my grandchild Elizabeth Owen daughter of the said George Owen and Temperance his wife to be paid her by my executor hereinafter named whom she shall attain the age of twenty years.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Elizabeth Owen the best heifer which I shall be owner of at the time of my death

Item: I give and bequeath to my old servant Mathew Thomas the sum of twenty shillings to be paid him by my said executor within one month next after my death

Item: I give and bequeath to my old servant Ann Thomas the sum of thirty shillings to be paid her within one month next after my death

Item: I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Narberth the full value of two shillings of bread to be given them the next Sunday after my death my executor to distribute the fare amongst them.

Item: I give devise and bequeath all and singular other messuages tenements and lands which I hold either by lease or by lease for term of ?? or years in a large and ample manner as I now hold and enjoy the same and all other personal items not hereinbefore mentioned or bequeathed unto my said son John Bateman whom I do hereby ?? constitute and appoint to be my sole executor. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year abovewritten.

Signed Mall Bateman by his own hand

Witnesses: Morgan Davies, Charles Davies, Erymus ?? , W Thornborough

 


Manley Bateman
28 July 1746 

Let letters of Administration of all the goods chattels and credits of Manley Bateman be granted unto Ann Bateman of the parish of St Davids in the County of Pembroke, widow and the natural and lawfull mother of the said Manley Bateman lately deceased which said Ann Bateman was sworn in due form of law on the 28 July 1746 before me

David Lloyde

 


 

Mary Bateman, Haverfordwest (St Thomas), Pembroke, Spinster - Will 1752

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God Amen, I Mary Bateman of the parish of St Thomas in the Town and County of Haverfordwest in the County of Pembroke, being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise to God for the same; Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say):

First and principally I recommend my soul to the hand of Almighty God my creator hoping that through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtain pardon and remission of all my sins and to inherit everlasting live and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter mentioned. And as touching what worldly effects it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my well-beloved brother Thomas Bateman the sum of fifty pounds current Brittish money to be paid him within one whole year after my decease

Item: I give and bequeath to my sister’s edest son Lewis Bowen the sum of five shillings to be paid him one month after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to my sister’s second son Thomas Bowen the sum of one shilling to be paid him one month after my decease

Item: All the rest and residue of my estate or estates real and personal - goods cattles and chattles of what names and nature soever and wheresoever I give and bequeath to my well-beloved sister Frances Bateman her Executors administrators and I do hereby nominate, consitute and appoint her as my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former will or wills by me made and do declare this to be my last. In witness whereof I the said Mary Bateman have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fourty seven.

Signed in Mary’s own hand

Witnesses: Elizabeth Drout Ellenor Davies John Williams

Will not proved until 1752

 


 

Will of Nicholas Bateman of Haverfordwest, written 17 September 1656; proved 15 April 1657

In the name of God, Amen the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and six, I, Nicholas Bateman of the twon and Countie of Haverfordwest, gentleman, being sick in body but in sound and perfect memory and understanding, laud and praise be given to Almighty God to make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First, I commend my soule and body unto Almight God my maker and by the grace and passion of Jesus Christ my most brave and only saviour to be saved and to enjoy honorably infinite rebirth he hath promised wheretofore I am fully assured to enjoy after my departure from this world, as for my bodie I desire to be buried in my father's grave in Haverfordwest?? which is under the pulpit.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my sister, Elizabeth Stephens, wife of Thomas ?? of the town of Tenby, gentleman, the sum of five pounds to be paid out of my lands and tenements during her natural life.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my cousin, Richard Bateman, of the city of Bristol, ship-carpenter the sum of twenty pounds of English money to be paid within two years after the death of my said sister.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my sister Priscilla Liggett, the wife of Robert Liggett, gentleman, the sum of forty shillings a year during her natural life - if she be now living - to be paid out of my lands and tenements.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my mother-in-law, Jane Bowen, my wife's gold ring.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Lettice Williams, the wife of Thomas Williams of Trefloyne, my own gold ring.

Item: I do and bequeath unto my brother-in-law, Thomas Bowen, my stone gold ring and my Bible.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto Jane Lynnet? the younger, the sum of ten pounds of English money to be paid her within one year of my decease.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto Dorothy Willing daughter of the said Thomas Willing, the sum of five pounds of English money to be paid within two years of my decease.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my cousin Jane Bowen, widdowe, the sum of fourtie shillings.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto the poor of the said town and county, the sum of forty shillings.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my servant Elizabeth Lino? the sum of thirty shillings.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto John Kirt Gorbisser? the sum of twenty shillings, and my suit and horse.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my brother-in-law, James Bowen, the sum of ten pounds of English money for the ?? performance and payment of these legacies aforesaid and my debt with the funeral charges and my will.

And I do give and devise unto my bailiffe? and friend, William Moylen of the town and county of Haverfordwest, Alderman, Henry Bowen of the said town and county, Alderman, and Thomas Bowen of the said town and county, gentlemen, all and singular my messuages, lands and tenements within the said town and county of Haverfordwest of which I am seized and possessed to have and to hold to them, their heirs and their assigns untill such time that they should receive out of the same so much rent as will satisfy the legacies aforesaid and my debts with my funeral charges Then and after the punctual performance of those promised I do give and devise unto my cousin, John Bateman, of the town of Pembroke, Merchant all my said lands, messuages and tenements and to his heirs forever. All the rest of my goods,cattles and chattles, moveable and immoveable and unbequeathed, I do give and bequeath unto my said cousin, John Bateman, whom I do constitute appoint and ordain to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament to see this my will in everie part performed payment and my debts paid and funeral discharged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year first-abovewritten,

Nicholas Bateman, his hand witnessed at the declaring and publishing of this will:

Rich Moylen, George Lloyd, John Jenkins, Rich Williams, John Ryney

Codicil

Memorandum that before the declaring and pubishing of this my will, And if it should happen that my sister, Elizabeth Stephens, should survive her husband, Thomas Stephens, then I give and bequeath unto my said sister during her natural life the sum of five pounds a year more to be added to the other five pounds as before ?fied Nicholas Bateman by his hand witnessed at the declaring and publishing of this codicil: Rich Moylen, George Lloyd, John Jenkins, Rich Williams, John Ryney

This will and codicil was proved at London before the Judges for Pembroke as ? granting ?? and authorised this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty seven by the oath of John Bateman, his sole executor therein named to whom was remitted ?? of

 


 

Will of Peter Bateman
  Fourteenth day of march in the year of our Lord 1871

In the name of God, Amen. I Peter Bateman of the Town of Castlecenlas in the Parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke being mindful of my mortality on this fourteenth day of march in the year of our Lord 1871 make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner following viz:

First I give and bequeath to my son John Bateman the sum of twenty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Lewis the sum of twenty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Hopkins the sum of thirty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Phebe Lewis the sum of twenty five pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Bateman the sum of thirty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my son William Bateman the sum of twenty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Bateman alias Lewis the sum of thirty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my son Richard Bateman the sum of thirty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Bateman the sum of thirty pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Bateman the sum of thrity pounds.

Also I give and bequeath to my widow Elinor Bateman all the furniture she brought with her when we were married and the sum of twenty pounds.

All the rest and residue of my personal estate whatsoever and of what nature, kind and quality-soever and wheresoever the said may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of/after paying my debts, legacies and funeral expenses/ I do give and bequeath unto my said eldest son John Bateman his executors administrators and assigns to and for him and them to be divided equally between all my children.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son John Bateman sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above-mentioned.

Peter Bateman by his mark

Signed declared and published as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us being present at the same time:

Jacob Hughes

John Phillips

Codicil attached to my last Will and Testment dated the fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1871. Whereas my daughter Sarah died since I made my last Will and Testament I hereby revoke my bequest of thirty pounds to her and ?? of that thirty pounds I give and bequeath to Mary her illegitimate child the sum of ten pounds. And the remainder , if any, aftger paying my just debtys and funeral expenses and the legacies bequeathed in the forementioned Will is to be equally divided between all my children

Peter Bateman by his mark

Signed declared and published as a codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us being present at the same time.

Jacob Hughes, Vicar of Llanrhian

J Richard Hughes

Affadavit of due execution of the Will and Codicil filed

Proved at London with a Codicil/the said Codicil being without date but in fact executed the 6th November 1871/on the 17th February 1872 by the Oath of John Bateman the son the sole Executor to whom Admin was granted.

On the 17th day of February 1872 the Will with a Codicil thereto /the said Codicil being without date but in fact executed on the tenth day of November 1871/ of Peter Bateman late of Lower Castlecenlas in the Parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke, Farmer, deceased, who died on the 29th of December 1871 at Lower Castlecenlas, aforesaid, was proved in the Princial Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, by the Oath of John Bateman of Tygwynne, Trevine in the County of Pembroke, Farmer, the son of the said Deceased.

 


Price Bateman of the parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke
 Sixteenth day of May 1736

In the name of God, Amen, I Price Bateman of the parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke, husbandman, being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect min and memory, Praise be therefore given to the Almight God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say).

First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God hoping through the merits of the death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and foregiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching of disposition of all temporal estate as it hath pleased Almight God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof, as followeth:

First I will my debts and formal charges shall be paid and discharged.

All the rest and residue of my personal estate, goods and chattles whatsoever I do give and bequeath to my loving daughter Martha Bateman full and sole Executor of this my last will and testament and my will is if my daughter Martha shall be delivered unto my sister Mary Bateman to be nursed and kept for seven years and my will is that Eynon William being my cousin and William Higgon my cousin and David Havard my brother-in-law to sell all my personal estate but only that choice of dress? And one brass pan and that biggest brander? And as much of her mother’s clothes as Mary Bateman think fit, and after the disposition of that personal estate to return the money wholly into the custody of Eynon William aforesaid and he shall pay out of the same one pound and ten shillings unto the said Mary Bateman towards the mainenance and keeping of the said Martha and to give five shillings more towards the schooling and learning of the said Martha. But in case of the said Martha die before she comes to age to make up of the said goods her self my will is that Catherine Harvard or her Executor peaceably and quickly have the fourth part thereof of the said money left in the custody of the aforesaid Eynon William and the third part unto the said Eynon William or his Executors and the half part between my brothers and sisters being Evan Bateman, David Bateman, Tess (Jess) Evan and Rebekah Howel and that Mary Bateman aforesaid to have in her share twice as much as any or either of the other brothers and sisters and that Eynon William is to give a note of hand unto the said William Higgon? and David Havard of the sum of money received of the personal estate.

In witness thereof I the said Price Bateman to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of May 1736.

Signed by Price Bateman in his own hand

Signed sealed declared and pronouced by the within named Price Bateman in the presence of

Joseph Harry

Thomas David

Jonathon Harry

Administration given to Thomas Havard during Martha Bateman’s minority.

Bond - first paragraph in Latin - mentions William Young of Nevern, Pembroke, George Lewis of London,

27 August 1695

Lettice Bateman alias Young

Condition of this obligation is such that if Lettice the wife of the above Eynon?? William ?? Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattles and credits of Price Bateman late of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattells and credits of the said dedceased which have or shall come to the hands and possession or knowledge of her the said Lettice or into the hands and possession of any person or persons for her and the same so made or doe exhibit or casue to exhibit into the Registry of the County of Cardigan at or before the first day of November next ?? and the same goods, chattels and credits and all other of the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Lettice or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her do ?? and fully administer according to law and further to make or cause to be made true account? of the said administration at or before the fourth day of St Pauls ?? and all the rest and residue of the said goods and chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account the same being first examined and allowed by the Judge or Judges for the time being shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively and the said Judge or Judges by their decree or sentence (pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twnetheith and three and twentieth years of the reign of the said Sovereign King Charles the second (... for the better settling of Intestate Estates) shall ... appoint and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Execugtor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Lettice aboveboundon being thereunto required to wonder and deliver the said List of Account (approximation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Counrt then this obligation to be void and of none effect or the obligation to remain in full force and virtue?

Sealed and delivered in the presence of:

Bartholomew Yong

Nat Morgan

William Yong

George Hervey

 


Richard Bateman of Trefloyne in the parish of Llanllawna in the County of Pembroke
 29thof May in the year of our Lord God 1662

In the name of God Amen, I Richard Bateman of Trefloyne in the parish of Llanllawna in the County of Pembroke being sick in body but in good and perfect memory (praised be to God) do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis: I recommend and bequeath in most humble voice my soul to God that gave it, and my body to be buried in Christian burial.

Item: I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Llanfanfrnd in the County of Cardigan the sum of twenty shillings

Item: I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Llanlawyn in the County of Pembroke ten shillings

Item: I give and bequeath to Gilbert Owen of the said parish of Llanlawen ten shillings

Item: I give and bequeath to David Bateman of the said parish of Lanlawrer three pounds

Item I give and bequeath to Martha Bateman of the same parish one pound ten shillings

Item I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Bateman five pounds, all which former legacies tis my will be paid within a month after my decease

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Price Bateman and my daughter Lettice Bateman whom I make my executor and executrix jointly of this my last will and testament all the rest cattles chattles goods and debts both moveable and immoveable that shall disposed of and of this my last will and testament I do constitue and appoint James Lewis of Coydmor in the County of Cardigan, and Thomas Owens of Tricoone, and Vaughan Laugharne and Maurice Bateman overseers of this my last will and testament and also tutors and guardians of my said son and daughter In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29thof May in the year of our Lord God 1662

Signed by his own hand Richard Bateman

Witnesses: (All signed) Maurice Bateman, Thomas Bateman, John Brown(Bowen) and Price Bateman

Sylvia Birch, email to DYFED mailing list

118.
1655, Nov. 15.
1. Vaughan Laugharn of Pontvaen, gent.;
2. John Gibbon of Lampeter Velfrey, John Colby of Bletherston, gentlemen;
3. John Jones of Llawhaden, and Richard Bateman of Haverfordwest, gentlemen.
PRENUPTIAL SETTLEMENT of the said Vaughan Laugharn and Anne Haukewell of Lawhaden, spinster, whereby the following properties are conveyed to the trustees, to the use of the said Vaughan and Anne in survivorship, with remainder to their issue - Plas y Pontvaen in the parish of Pontvaen; Doledwym in the parish of Llanichaeth: water corn mill in Pontvaen; one fulling or tucking mill in same parish; a house and garden called Courte y Cum in the same parish; three houses an gardens in Trenewydd; four messuages in Trenewydd in the parishes of Pontvaen and Morvill; Pontbridd in Pontvaen; Tir dan y Coed in the same parish; a parcel of land called Cum Dw; another parcel of land beneath the road from Trenewydd to Pontbridd; Asheston otherwise Trevasser in Browdy, Knaveston otherwise Treganaethwy in the same parish; a messuage in the township of fields of Castle Kenlas in the parish of Marthery.
Witnesses: Jo. Laugharne; Owen Lewes; James Vaughan; Lawrence Colby; Owen William; Theophilus Thomas.

 


 

Richard Bateman, Narberth, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1726

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I Richard Bateman of the parish of Narberth in the County of Pembroke, Gent being sick and weak in body but of a sound and perfect memory and remembrance praise be to god for the same do ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty god my maker hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer to ?? pardon and remission of all my sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter nominated.

Item: I give and beqeuath unto my daughter Ester the sum of of two shillings and six to be paid her by my Executor after my decease

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Morris all that part of the house that she most enjoys for and during the term of one and thirty years together with al the staff and all the garden from Michalemas next for and during the term aforesaid (something about Jane Morris paying to Mallet some due)

Item: I give and bequeath to Mallet Bateman my son the sum of three pounds of lawful money paid yearly out of the rents and profits arising or accuring out of the paid house and garden aforesaid and nowhere else

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Williams all lthat house and backside now in the occupation of Samuel Parrot for and during the term of one and thirty years paying unto my son Richard Bateman the sum of forty shillings within a year after my decease in full discharge

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Hugh Bateman the sum of two shillings and six pence and it is my will that the said house by me given in this my will may be kept in repairs and at the end of the said term to be left in repair to my Executrix

All the rest of my goods cattle and chattels and all the Golls and profits arising from Markets and fairs and also the house where Ester Arthur now lives and the house where Dorothy Griffith lately lived unto Dorothy Bateman my daughter and do appoint my daughter Dorothy Bateman to be my sole executrix to receive all my rents and to pay all my legacies during the full land term of my lease notation be thereunto had

And it is my will that my Executrix pay unto my son Richard Bateman the sum of five pounds at two equal payments the one half within a year after my decease and the other half in the year following

And I do further declare that it is my will that all my rents due unto me be paid unto my Executrix and so to pay my debts and legacies till the one and thirtieth day of December next and then and after every one to have and enjoy as my will directs.

Signed by Richard Bateman’s own hand

Witnesses: : Daniel Philpin, Hugh Bowen, George David

Proved 7thMay 1726

Richard Bateman, Walton East, Pembroke, Yeoman - Will 1742

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God Amen, I Richard Bateman of the parish of Walton East in the County of Pembroke, Yeoman, being in bodily health and perfect memory praised be God, do make and declare this my last will and testament in writing revoking hereby all former will or wills by me made

And first I recommend my soul to Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body to be buried with Christian burial by my Executor hereinafter named

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Bateman the sum of one hundred and forty pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Bateman the sum of one hundred and forty pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Lettice Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Diana Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Bateman the sum of one hundred pounds,

all of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto my children abovenamed when they shall respectively attain the age of eighteen years and in the meantime to be kept and maintained with sufficient clothing, schooling and education of all sorts becoming their degree and quality out of all my real and personal estate and for and towards the payments of all the legacies and bequests and maintenance aforesaid all my real and personal estate is to be liable

And for and towards the payments and legacies aforesaid and maintenance I give devise and bequeath unto my eldest son Thomas Bateman his heirs executors and assigns all my real and personal estate and nominate and appoint him my sole executor

And I do also nominate and appoint Thomas Jones of Brawdy, my brother in law, Hugh Bateman of Keston, my uncle, Philip Thomas of Schollock, my cousin tutors and guardians unto all my said children.

In witness whereof I the said Richard Bateman have hereunto put my hand and seal the eighth day of October one thousand seven hundred and thrity two

Signed by Richard Bateman in his own hand

Witnesses: Lewis Thomas, William Thomas, John Lewis

 


 

Richard Bateman, Haverfordwest (St Mary), Pembroke, Mariner - Grant of Administration 1760

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

April 26 1760

Let Administration all and singular of the goods, chattels, and credits of Richard Bateman of the parish of St Mary in the Twon and County of Haverfordwest, mariner, on board His Majesty's ship Ramillios lately deceased, intestate be committed to Mary Bateman, widow, his mother and next of kin she being sworn before me.

George Phillips

Surrogate

From: 'Abstract of wills', The records of St. Bartholomew's priory [and] St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: volume 1 (1921), pp. 528-557. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51766 Date accessed: 24 November 2009.

British History Online = Abstract of Wills

Richard Thomas Bateman, 'clerk, chaplain on board H.M. ship of war at Monmouth.'-Bequeathed to his friends Erasmus Owen of Southwood co. Pem. Esquire and Robert Gosnell of Haverfordwest, gentleman all his goods, chattels, credits pay, prize money and other personal estate and effects in trust, firstly, to buy each a ring in memory of their friendship, and secondly to invest the residue for the benefit of his wife Sarah Bateman during her widowhood afterward to that of his grandson Robert Prust and in certain eventualities to that of his son Thomas Bateman. Dated 11 August, 1756. Proved 20 February, 1761. (47, Cheslyn.) (fn. 170)

 


 

Rowland Bateman, Wiston, Pembroke, Yeoman - Will 1704

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God Amen, the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and three, I Rowland Bateman of Wiston in the County of Pembroke being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: That is to say first and chiefly I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body I commend to the earth to be decently buried in Christian burial according to the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And touching worldly goods or estate the same in manner and form following:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Rowland Bateman the sum of four pounds of current English money to be paid unto him within two years after my decease

Item: I give unto John my second son the sum of four pounds the same to be paid at the discretion of his mother for to bind him to an apprentice to a person whom he shall be capable

Item: I give unto Hugh my youngest son the sum of four pounds for to plow him to an apprentice to a trade likewise

Item: I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Dorothy the sum of four pounds to be paid within two years

Item: I give and bequeath unto Mary my second daughter the like sum of four pounds to be paid within three years

Item: I give and bequeath unto Lettice my third daughter the like sum of four pounds to be paid within four years

Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my fourth daughter the like sum of four pounds to be paid within five years

Item: I give and bequeath unto Anne my youngest daughter the like sum of four pounds to be paid unto her within six years

And of this my last will and testament I make my well-beloved wife Anne Bateman my full and sole Executrix and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annul all and every other former wills legacies bequests and executors by me in anywise before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament I witness whereof I have had unto set my hand and seal the day and year first abovewritten

Signed by Rowland in his own hand

Witnesses: Griffith Morgan John Bateman Demetrius Grant

Will proved 1704

 


 

Related to the estate of Anne Bateman (1763-1853) widow of Rowland Bateman (1761-1842)

Know all men by these presents, that we, Peter Bateman of Castlecenglas in the parish of Mathry in the county of Pembroke, Farmer, David Tohmas of Taegpdred in the parish of Mathry in the county of Pembroke, Farmer and Thomas Gwynne of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, Gentleman are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God, Connop?? By Divine Permission LORD BISHOP of St DAVID’s, in the penal sum of FORTY POUNDS of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or to his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to which payment well and truly to be made, we oblige ourselves and each and every of us by himself and themselves for the whole our and each and every of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals, dated the twenty third day of April in the Year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bounden Peter Bateman, Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of his late mother, Ann Bateman late of Castlecenglas aforesaid, widow, intestate, deceased do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Peter Bateman or into the hands and possession of any person or Persons for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Registry of the Consistory Court at Carmarthen, at or before the last day of October next ensuing, and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, at the time of her death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Peter Bateman or into the hands and possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law: and furhter do make, or cause to be made, a true and just Accompt of his said Administration at or before the last day of April which will be in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt, the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or judges, for the time being, of the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges, by his or their Decree or Sentence, purusant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament, made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord, King Charles the Second, entituled an Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint: and if it shall hereafter appear that any Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Peter Bateman above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration, approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court: then this Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:

William Walter Harris (Surrogate)

Peter Bateman

David Thomas

Thomas Gwynne

The Diocese of St David’s

Archdeaconries of St David’s, Cardigan, and Carmarthen, In the Consitory Court at Carmarth

In the Goods of Ann Bateman, widow, deceased

At Haverfordwest the twenty third day of April 1853

Let Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Ann Bateman late of Castlecenglas in the Parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke, widow, deceased, be committed and granted to Peter Bateman of Castlecenglas in the Parish of Mathry in the County of Pembroke, Farmer, the natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased (he, the said Peter Bateman, having been duly sworn, as usual, at the time and place abvementioned, well and faithfully to administer)

Before me

William Walter Harris

Surrogate

 


Thomas Bateman of Trellyne in the parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke
 Thirteenth day of April 1689

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Bateman of Trellyne in the parish of Llanllawer in the County of Pembroke being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits, death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and ??? (torn page) everlasting life; and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor or Exectrix hereinafter named and as touching the disposal of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth:

Impris: I give and bequeath unto the poor of St Davids parish one shilling;

Item: I give and bequeath unto Penelope Allen of Wiston parish ten shillings;

Item: I give and bequeath to the poor of Llanllawer parish ten shillings;

Item: I give and bequeath to my godsons Richard Bateman and Thomas Bateman twelve ?? (page folded)

Item: I give and bequeath to each servant at Trelloyn ?? pence apiece;

Item: I give and bequeath to Rowland Bateman two bullocks;

Item: I give and bequeath unto my godson and nephew William Young five pounds of English money;

Item: I give and beqeuath unto William Rich my servant two ?? and two lambs;

Item: I give and bequeath unto my niece Lettice Young my best sow;

Item: I give and bequeath unto Arthur David ten shillings;

Lastly the rest of my goods, cattles and chattles I give and bequeath to my sister Anne Ford and to my nephew Price Bateman whom I appoint and constitute to be my executor do wittnesseth my hand and seal this thirteenth day of April 1689

Signed by Thomas Bateman in his own hand

Sealed and delivered in presence of

William Young

Arthur David?

Eynon J Bateman

 


 

Thomas Bateman, Nesthook, Lambston, Pembroke, Clerk - Will 1768

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Bateman of Nesthook in the parish of Lambston in the County of Pembroke being in a declining state of bodily health but of sound mind and good memory do now make this my last will and testament which I declare in the following manner

When my immortal spirit shall return to God who gave it, I hope through the merits of our dear Redeemer that my sould shall be going in Fellowship with all those faithful souls who expect a happy resurrection. And when my body shall be ready for the grave I will that the Executrix of this my last will and testament shall take care to let it have Christian burial in a decent manner having a grave dug 10 feet deep to lay my corpse in in a burial place belonging to my family If I die within 10 miles of Lambston Parish paying a ?? for digging it and my bearers to be six poor men and six poor women giving them 10 shillings a piece and to each a pair of white gloves.

And as through the good providence of God I am at present possessed of real and personal estate or estates I shal therefore leave and bequeath them in the following manner:

I bequeath to my cosin Richard Fenton five pounds to buy Roch for his youngest son and I leave him the two men and one woman family pictures with my best blue coat and one riding coat, damask waistcoat and worsted breeches the best black worsted stockings and two of my new fine shirts and a pair of my best pumps and the great chest that is in the room over the kitchen and the two silk cushions with one of the best table cloths and half a dozen napkins the money to be paid within one year after my decease.

I bequeath to my cousin Mary Fenton, daughter of my cousin Richard Fenton the sum of ten pounds to be paid within a year and a half after my decease.

I bequeath to my cousin William Lonndy(Loundy?) esquire if living otherwise to his daughter the piece of needlework of our grandmothers which is fixed in a frame with glass over it.

I bequeath to my cousin John Jenkins five pounds to be paid within half a year after my decease and I leave to him the mahogany chair that is in the parlour

I bequeath to my cousin Thomas Williams son of my cousin Elizabeth Williams the sum of twenty pounds to be paid within two years after my decease and to have 20 shillings a year till the money is paid. I leave him the serritore-cane chairs that are in the parlour and the press that holds my clothes in my lodging room with my best grey coat, black cloth waistcoat and velvet breeches two pairs of good worsted stockings two fine shirts with two pair of pumps.

I likewise nominate and appoint my friend and housekeeper Mrs Dorothy Morse sole executrix of this my last will and testament and that she may be ennabled to fulfil the same and to pay all my debts I bequeath and leave to her, her heirs, executors and assigns all my real and personal estate or estates that lie or is situated in the Town and County of Haverfordwest with all sort of goods, money, writings, chattels or cattle that are my property situate in the said Town or here at Nesthook where I now live.

And whereas Mr William Bateman my elder brother has made a settlement of this estate called Nesthook or Easthook contrary to the marriage articles which were agreed to and signed by my mother on his marrying the late John Lambert daughter, and my brother's settlement being never signed by my mother whose estate it was and my brother dying before my mother consequently his settlement must be void.

I do therefore bequeath and have the said Nesthook estate to the lawful and rightful heir who it pleases God shall survive me.

As this my last will and testament is my own handwriting so now I set my hand and seal to it before three sufficient witnesses this fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine and in the 32ndyear of the reign of our sovereign Lord George II by the grace of god of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith.

Signed by Thomas Bateman in his own hand

Witnesses: Elizabeth Morce, Joseph Morce, Richard Morce

Will proved 1768

 


Thomas Bateman of the parish of St Martin in the Town and County of Haverfordwest
  Ninth day of December One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.

In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas Bateman of the parish of St Martin in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, Yeoman, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same so make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say,

first, I will and direct that all my just debts be fully paid and satisfied and subject thereto I give and bequeath all and singular my goods, chattles in ready money and securities for money and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever to my only son James Bateman whom I do hereby make constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of December One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.

Signed by Thomas Bateman (his mark)

Signed sealed published and declared by the abovenamed Thomas Bateman as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence and at the request of the said testator and in the presence of each other.

John Bateman

John Rees

 


 

William Bateman the Elder, Easthooke, Lambston, Pembroke - Will 1691

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God Amen, I William Bateman of East Hook in the parish of Lambston being sick and weak in body but sound in mind and judgement (thanks be to God for the same) revoking, anulling and making void all other wills by me formerly made do now make my last will and testament in manner and form following. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my eldest son William Bateman to be executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of October 1691

Signed by William Bateman the Elder (his mark)

Witnesses: Mathew Bowen , (either ) J or W Bateman (son), Richard Ashton

 


 

William Bateman, Easthook, Lambston, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1698

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL)3650004

In the name of God Amen of William Bateman of Easthook in the parish of Lambston in the County of Pembroke Gentleman do ordain this to be my last will and testament revoking will or wills by me made.

Imprimis: I resign my soul into the hands of of my blessed redeemer and my body to be decently interred in Christian burial.

Item, I leave to my son John Batman the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto him at the age of one and twenty years in the meantime he to be maintained by my oldest son William Batman?? And clothes or to be paid in money ?? of one hundred pounds by my first son William Batman towards his yearly maintenance and if there shall be ?? paid John an apprenticeship to any trade or find him abroad for his better education, I do then oblige my son William to pay to my son John one moety of the one hundred ?? to bring him an apprenticeship and the other moiety at the age of one and twenty or sooner if he be out of his apprenticeship before that time.

I leave to my son Thomas Batman the like sum of one hundred pounds of current English money to be paid unto him by my son William after the same form and manner as to my abovewritten for John Batman

I leave to my daughter Sarah Batman the sum of five shillings to be paid her immediately after my decease.

I leave to my daughter Mary Batrman the sum of one hundred pounds of current English money to be paid unto her by my son William at the age of one and twenty or sooner if she marry with the consent of her mother, Mrs Frances Batman, in the meantime to be maintained with clothes at the cost and charges of the said William batman or to be paid yearly the full interest of one hundred pounds twoards her maintenance to be paid unto her by my son William.

I leave to my daughter Ffrances Batman the like sum of one hundred pounds of current English money to be paid unto her in the same form and manner as to my daughter Mary Batman.

I leave to my oldest son William Batman to better enable him to pay the personal debts and legacies herein mentioned the real and singylar messuages and tenements s underwritten: ….

But to this pro?? If my aforesaid son William shall default or omit payment of the formal legacies herein mentioned I according to the form and manner ?? this by my last will and testament, if it shall be lawful for my wife Ffrances Batman together with my cousin William Bowen whom I appoint as tutors and guardians for y children to ?? to the formal ?? herein … towards the payment of my children’s portions ….

Son William Batman whom I constitute and appoint together with my wife Ffrances Batman to be joint executors of this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of December 1697

Signed by William Bateman in his own hand

Witnesses: Arnold Bowen, Ann Thomas, Richard Warlow (his mark)

 


 

William Bateman, Nesthook, Lambston, Pembroke, Gent - Will 1731

St David's Probate Records 1556-1858 (WIAbNL) 3650004

In the name of God, Amen, I William Bateman of Nesthook in the parish of Lambston in the County of Pembroke, Gentleman, being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory. Thanks be to Almighty God, do make this my last will and testament.

Imprimis: I resign my soul into the hands of my great Creator and redeemer God Almighty trusting to the merits of my saviour Jesus Christ to enjoy a happy resurrection and my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Lambston at the east side of the Chancel decently by my Executors hereafter named.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my nephew Lewis Bowen the sum of five shillings if demanded in the twelvemonth after my decease and as he has behaved himself so unhandsomely I hereby declare he shall have no right, title of interest in my real or personal estate.

Item: I give to my dearly loved mother, Ffrances Bateman, the sum of ten pounds for mourning.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my sister Mary Bateman the sum of five pounds.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my sister Frances Bateman the sum of five pounds.

Item: I give and bequeath to my nephew Thomas Bowen the sum of five pounds.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my cousin John Jenkins the sum of seven pounds to be paid him when he is out of his apprenticeship.

Item: I leave and bequeath unto William Greenish, son of John Greenish, the som of twenty pounds to be paid him at one and twenty years of age and if he dies before he come to the age of one and twenty, the legacy ceases and his father, John Greenish, is to have twenty shillilngs a year during his life.

Lastly I leave and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Bateman and my brother Thomas Bateman joint executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills by me formerly made.

11 April 1731

Signed by William Bateman in his own hand

Witnesses: Mary Lewis (her mark), Priscilla Jenkins, David Brown (his mark)

 


 

This is the last will and testament of me William Bateman of Schollock in the Parish of Ambleston in the County of Pembroke, Farmer.
 24 th day of April in the year of our Lord 1824

I give and bequeath and devise my lease and leasehold tenement which I hold by virtue of my late uncle John Griffiths (of Schollock aforesaid, bearing date the ?? day of January, 1794? Together with all my personal estate, goods chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same may be ??and to the use of John Evans ?? of the Village of Walton East in the aforesaid County of Pembroke, Farmer, John Thomas of the west of the aforesaid Parish of Walton East, Farmer, Thomas Llewellyn of Westhook in the Parish of Ambleston and County of Pembroke aforesaid, Farmer, John Roblin of Forehill, in the Parish of New Mote, in the aforesaid County of Pembroke. Upon the trust nevertheless that they the said, John Evans, John Thomas, Thomas Llewellynand John Roblin their Executors, administrators and assisgns shall and do apply my aforesaid bequests and devises, lease, leasehold tenements, goods, chattels and effects to the sole use and benefit of my dear wife Elizabeth Bateman and my well-beloved children: James B, John B, Thomas B, David B and Evan B, according to the utmost of my aforenamed trustees ability and at their discretion subject nevertheless to the payment and satisfying of all my just debts, my funeral expenses, the expences of proving this my will and liekwise all and every expense that may arise from and be lawfully incurred in consequence of managing the aforesaid affairs. But if my said wife does hereafter marry she is to be de?? of all benefits arising from the ??????

And finally I do hereby constitute and appoint the abovenamed John Evans, John Thomas, Thomas Llewellyn and John Roblin the Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and my will is, and I do hereby direct, that my said executors and trustees shall each of them be answerable for his own acts and receipts only and not the one of them for the other of them. In witness thereof I the said William Bateman have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the 24 th day of April in the year of our Lord 1824

Signed by William Bateman

Witnesses: Thomas Williams, Druggist

John Lewis Butler Schoolmaster

?? Edward Evans, Farmer

 

 

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