Bathe, late of Purton, yeoman, deceased (1770). Title deeds FILE [no title] - ref. 9/6/148 - date: 17 July 1770 \_ [from Scope and Content] Copy release (lease for a year missing) to the uses of an intended will, (1) William Bathe, eldest son of Anthony Bathe, late of Purton, yeoman, deceased, (2) Richard Bathe, second son of Anthony, (3) John Bathe, third son of the same (4) James Bathe, fourth son of the same, (5) Anthony Bathe, fifth son of the same (6) Elizabeth Bathe of Purton, widow and executrix of the will of the same (7) Robert Bathe, sixth son of the same; Elizabeth Bathe, one of the daughters of the same, spinster; William Neate of Quidhampton in Wroughton, yeoman, and Sarah, his wife, another daughter of the same, (8) Oliver Calley of Overtown, in Wroughton, gent., Various lands and premises in Purton - new enclosures, lands in common fields, closes and tenements; all specified. Also lands in Burbage, unspecified. --------- See http://www.burbage-wiltshire.co.uk/historic/stibbbakehouse.htm ...In 1726 the property was leased to Anthony Bathe, a yeoman of Purton and it seems that by 1739 the property (always referred to in these documents as Motson's Farm) had passed to the Bathe family. By 1792 Anthony Bathe had died and the family decided to sell their Burabge properties to the Earl of Ailesbury but it appears there was some doubt as to the family's right of ownership and council's opinion was sought. Fortunately for them all seemed to be in order and on 2nd may 1792 "a dwelling house formerly called Motsons and now the King's Arms" together with other properties and land changed hands for £2,050.