The will of Catherine (Cottier) Bate of Ernestown Township, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario [discovered by Chuck Martyn in the land registry books for the county]
Registered 6th Feby 1867 at 2:20 oclock
PM in Ernestown Book No. [4 or H?], Folio 539, Indenture No. 356,
[?] No. 8344
D A Roblin
In the Name of God amen
I Catherine Bate of the Township of Ernestown in the County of Lennox and Addington widow of the late William Bate of the same place yeoman deceased being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the words and form following to wit:
First I will and devise that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate.
Second I will and bequeath unto my son John Bates [sic] all my estate both real and personal of which I am now possessed the real estate consisting of the north westerly forty acres of Lot number seventeen in the first concession of the Township of Ernestown aforesaid.
I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John Bate executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us her
Sgd Emily M. Amey Sgd Catharine X Bate LS
Sgd Chas Fraser mark
County of Lennox and Addington to wit
I William Henry Fralick of the Town of Napanee Gentleman make oath and say that I have compared the within with the original will of Catherine Bate deceased and that it is a True copy thereof.
W H Fralick
Sworn before me at Napanee this 6 day of
February AD 1867
D A Roblin