William Bate

???? - 1733


Son of Richard Bate of Barbados and Foston, Derbyshire, and his wife Sarah nee Newton.

  1. Inherited Woodland estate in St George, Barbados, from his mother Sarah. Sold the estate to George Newport of London in 1723 for £5,000.

  2. Presumably inherited Foston Hall in Derbyshire from his father Richard Bate, who had bought it in 1679.

  3. William Bate Esquire was described as of Foston, Derbyshire, brother and heir at law of Raynes Bate deceased late of Foston and the Island of Barbados in 1720. William Bate brought several Chancery cases in the 1720s and 1730s.

  4. William Bate married Arabella Chambers in Scropton, Derbyshire, 20/03/1718. They had four children baptised in Scropton: Sarah (1719), Arabella (1720), Chambers (1724) and Margaret Sophia Penelope (1726).


  1. Barbados Department of Archives, Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations: see estate information for Woodland.

  2. https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2013/07/54-agard-of-foston-hall.html [accessed 20/05/2020].

  3. Bate v. Cavendish, TNA C 11/846/62; Bate v. Warner, C 11/1501/5; Bate v Woolley, C 11/878/8; Bate v. Tryon, C 11/787/41.

  4. Findmypast.co.uk, England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 [database online]; Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Further Information

[1] Arabella [2] Anne Claverina
With [1] Arabella, Sarah, Chambers, Margaret Sophia Penelope

PROB 11/664/52 - precis.

William Bate late of Foston, Derbyshire Esquire.

All my family pictures to my son Chambers Bate.

To my dear wife Anne Claverina all my messuages, lands and hereditaments in Suffolk lately purchased by me and all my messuages, lands and tenements in Derbyshire which I have purchased since intermarriage with Arabella my first wife.

Also to my wife all the rest of my goods, chattels and personal estate. She to be my sole executrix.

Signed 01/03/1733.

Proved at London 02/03/1733 by Anne Clavering Bate.

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1723 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Mother
First Cousins
Grandson → Grandfather
Grandson → Grandmother
Nephew → Uncle