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Document Number:0503023
Title:Probate bundle
Date:12 February 1892
For Sale:70.00
All items in good condition.
This is a bundle of over 50 documents. The principal item is a copy of a will on a single sheet of parchment, 54cm x 71cm, with grant of probate and embossed pendant seal attached. All other documents are paper ranging from small receipts upwards.
Summary of contents:
Ann Sarah Baker of Moat Sole, Sandwich, Kent, spinster.

Ann Baker of Chelsea Bridge Road, London
Jane Barnsley of Hessle Road, Hull, Yorkshire
Charlotte Baker of Camberwell, London
Elizabeth Owen of Corwen, North Wales
Susannah Baker of Chelsea Bridge Road, London
All the above beneficiaries are nieces of the testator, the daughters of her late brother William Baker.

William Callard Simmons of Sandwich, Kent, Builder
Thomas Taylor of Deal, Kent, Postmaster

The will of Ann Baker gives an extensive list of her possessions with details of who is to receive each item. She also has 4 houses in Guildcount Lane and Bowling Street, parish of St Mary the Virgin, Sandwich, which are to be sold and the proceeds shared among her nieces.

The paper documents are presumably the solicitor's papers and correspondence arising from the will. There are receipts, accounts, detailed lists of the effects of the deceased, correspondence on legacy duty and succession duty, the sale of the 4 houses, etc. etc.
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