He married Elizabeth Atkinson, the daughter of George Atkinson and Agnes Jackson at Crosthwaite on the 2nd December 1782, and was a yeoman, who lived at Tarnside, and Nook, Crosthwaite. The couple had 4 children; Agnes (my line), Isabel, James and Betty.
James died at Nook, Crosthwaite in 1828 and was buried at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 10th October 1828. His will is dated 9th March 1828, and it was proved on the 18th April 1829.
This is the last will and testament of me James Burrow of Nook in Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham and county of Westmorland yeoman. In the first place I order and direct all my just debts funeral and testimentary expenses to be paid and discharged by my son James Burrow out of his share of my personal estate immediately after my decease. I give and devise unto my son James Burrow all that messuage and tenement and real estate at Dodge How in Crosthwaite aforesaide with all the lands grounds hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and also all that allotment of common set out for the same unto and to the use of my said son James Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of two hundred pounds which I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Robert Willison to be paid to her at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease.
I also give and devise unto and to the use of my son James Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever all that my moiety or undivided half part or share of and in a certain tenement or estate called and known by the name of Bulman Strands situate within the townships of Crook and Crosthwaite Lyth in the townships of Kirkby Kendal and Heversham in the county of Westmorland with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging subject never the less to the payment of forty pounds a piece without interest to each of my three grandchildren, namely Betty and Sarah Docker and James Docker son and daughters of my late daughter Isabella Docker deceased and to be paid to them as they severally attain the age of twenty one years.
I give and devise unto and to the use of my daughter Agnes Holme the wife of John Holme to hold the same for and during the term of her natural life, all that messuage tenement or estate called Nook situate in Crosthwaite aforesaid with all the rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging and from and after the decease of my said daughter Agnes Holme, I give and devise unto my sole executor hereinafter named and to his heirs and assigns all that messuage and tenement or estate called Nook situate in Crosthwaite aforesaid. To have and to hold the said messuage and tenement with the lands and hereditaments whatsoever unto the said executor his heirs and assigns for ever, upon trust only and to and for such uses ends intents and purposes as shall be by me hereinafter mentioned.
In trust in the first placethat he my said executor his heirs or assigns shall do as soon as conveniently may be after my daughter Agnes Holme decease sell in open sale all that my messuage and tenement lands and hereditaments whatsoever and convey the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof he my said executor paying and discharging all expenses attending such sale out of the purchase money and whatsoever sum or sums of money shall be remaining from such sale of my said messuage and tenement lands and hereditaments then my will and mind is and thereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to be equally divided amongst the sons and daughters of my said daughter Agnes Holme share and part alike as they severally attain the age of twenty one years in case any child or children happens to die before they attain the full age of twenty one years then my will and mind is that the said legacy or legacies shall go to my son James Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever. But in case my daughter Agnes Holme should die before any of her children attain the age of twenty one years then their legacies to remain in the hands of my said executor without interest until they attain the full age of twenty one.
I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Agnes Holme one full hung feather bed with its appurtenances and lastly I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever that I may die possessed of unto my son James Burrow and I hereby appoint my son James Burrow my sole executor of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I the said testator James Burrow have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
James Burrow (signed) [Seal]