Bate family fonds
The Bates' were a prominent Nanaimo family. Mark Bate, who arrived in Nanaimo in 1857, had ten children by his first wife, Sarah Ann Cartwright.
The records were in the custody of Darren Marshall, great-great grandson of Mark Bate, who retrieved them from his mother's basement and subsequently donated them to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 1997.
Fonds consists of records related to the estate of Mark Bate including probate papers, statements of estate expenditures and disbursements, bank records, and records relating to the sale and rental of properties owned by Mark Bate. Also includes correspondence among family members, chiefly between the executrix, Ada Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite (Bates' daughter) and other descendants. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Probate records; 2) Correspondence and notes and 3) Financial records.
Series consists of agreements, consents to act and other documents related to the probate of Mark Bate's estate.
Series comprises correspondence and notes written and received by various family members and others.
Series includes statements of receipts and expenditures, bank pass, deposit and chequebooks, and a receipt book.
Series 1. Probate records.
File 1. Probate documents, 1927-1930
Series 2. Correspondence and notes.
File 1. Correspondence and notes, 1927-1949
Series 3. Financial records.