Will of Bridget Yeates, widow, 1780 (proved 1797)

National Archives PROB 11/1295/93

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Bridget Yeates of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow made and published this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty as follows  First I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann the wife of Mr. Thomas Bailey One Annuity or clear yearly Sum of Ten pounds to be paid and payable by my Executor herein after named by two equal half yearly payments during the term of the natural life of her my said Daughter  The first of the said half yearly payments to begin and be made at the expiration of Six Calendar months from the time of my decease which said Annuity I intend for my said Daughter exclusive and in aid of the provision made for her by the Will of my late Husband Samuel Yeates deceased and desire that the same may be punctually paid to her as due  Also I give and bequeath unto my Old Servant Margaret the wife of John Bennett the Legacy or Sum of Five pounds to be paid her by my Executor hereinafter named in Six months next after my decease  And I give and bequeath to and desire that my Cloaths and Wearing Apparel may be equally shared and divided between my said Daughter Ann Bailey and Elizabeth Wife of my Son Thomas Yeates  All the rest and residue of my money's effects and personal Estate whatsoever remaining after payment of my Just debts and Funeral expenses I Give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Yeates whom I nominate and appoint Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills whatsoever by me heretofore made or published  In Witness whereof I the said Bridget Yeates have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written

Bridget Yeates

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Bridget Yeates as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
Cha(rles) Bowler Winslow           
Tho(ma)s Hearn Att(orn)y Buckingham.

This Will was proved at London the ninth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven before The Worshipful John Sewell Doctor of Laws Surrogate of The Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas Yeates the Son of the Deceased and Sole Executor named in the Will to whom Administration was Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the Deceased having been first Sworn duly to adm(inister).


Bridget (nee Smith) was the widow of Samuel Yeates, attorney (d.1777), and mother of Thomas Yeates (d.1816), q.v. for more about the family.


Copyright 3 December, 2015