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Joseph Pates’s Will of 1832


Transcription of Will of Joseph Pates of Headington, 30 August 1832

I Joseph Pates Baker at Headington in the County of Oxford … it is my wish for my wife to have after my deth this house and the baking business and … all profits for her life if she not mareyes againe and if she marreys againe to have no profit nor nothing to do with it only to have one five pound and if she do not marrey to have all the profets of the baking business and all the rents of all name for her life … rents witch is set on thes premises and the House ner the Church witch is in Latermer’s olding and the old House as was William Larences and the two new onens that I bilt at the end of the old one witch is free land and the house and orchard at Barton witch is eld under Magdalen College and close witch is joining witch is about 4 eakers and a ½ eaker on the common and strip of land at the West end of the garden in Mr. Whorwood olden and the housel goods and stock of flour wheat cols pigs book debts and intress of money witch is out at youse witch is £120 at Mr Richardsons in St Clements near City of Oxford

And Secondly after the death of my wife for my son William Pates to have this house as I now Hockepy and bakehouse and cotedge in the yard and all the buildings thereon and garding bildings and William to have the baking business and stock of flour wheat cols pigs book debts and intress of money witch is out at youse witch is £120 at Mr Richardsons in St Clements near City of Oxford after my wife’s death and seckentley after the deth of my wife Sarah Pates for my dauter Ann Pates to have the house as that my sister Phillips lives in now as is eld under Edward Latemer Esq and for Ann to have the £120 as is out at youse at Mr Richardsons in St Clements witch I think will about eakwell shere and for her and heir heirs for ever without Ann Pates should die singell and then for the house to be sold and the money divided eakwelley among the other children the £120 as the Trust may think fit.

Thirdly after the death of my wife for my daughter Sarah Ward Pates to have the old house as I bought of William Larence and the two new onens as I bilt at the end of the old one witch is all free land to her and her ears for ever or if she should die singell to be sold and the money eagely divided among the other children as the Trust may thnk fit.

Fourthly after the death of my wife Sarah I give to my daughter Emma Pates the house and garden and orchard and close witch is about 4½ eakers on the common on Shotover Hill as is all eld under Magdalen Colledge and the strip of land at the end of the garden nerest Hedington about 20 feet wide eld under the Lord of the Manner of Headington

And if I should die before this estate is paid for it is to be completed at New Mickelmas 1832

And for Emma Pates and her ears for ever without Emma should die singell if she does it tis to be sold and the money eakelly divided among the other children as the Trust may think fit.

Fifthly if my wife should have another child within nine months after my deth William Pates is to give that child when the child is twenty one £200 in money out of this House and Bisness after the deth of is mother when he comes persst of it.

Mr James Coombs brother to my wife of Milton Barks one Trust and Mr Thomas Burrows Junior at Southfield Farm the other

Dated 30th August 1832

Witness Joseph Pates (signed)

I appoint James Coombs and Thomas Burrows executors of my Will
1st September 1832


Joseph Pates died in 1834. “The House ner the Church witch is in Latermer’s olding” and the “house as that my sister Phillips lives in now as is eld under Edward Latemer Esq” is 16 St Andrew’s Road.

© Stephanie Jenkins

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