Transcript of the will of James Burrow 1828

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Tarnside, Crosthwaite, Westmorland, England

James Burrow the son of James Burrow and Agnes Cartmell was born at Tarnside, and baptised at St. Mary, Crosthwaite, Westmorland on the 15th August 1757, he is one of my 6 times great grandparents.

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]

Joshua Dixon

John Dixon

John Bell

 

Transcript of the will of James Burrow 1787

James Burrow (Burrough used at some of the children’s baptisms) the son of William Burrow and Mary Garnet was baptised at St. Mary, Crosthwaite, Westmorland on the 13th September 1728.  Husband to Agnes Cartmell, and dad to Mary, Elizabeth, William, James (my line), Isaac, Mary, Joseph, Agnes and John is one of my 7th great grandfathers.

James was a yeoman of Tarnside in Crosthwaite.  He died in 1787 and was buried at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 14th December 1787.

His will was signed on the 13th October 1787, and was proved on the 17 May 1788.

In the name of God Amen, I James Burrow of Tarnside in Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham and county of Westmorland, yeoman, being advanced in years but of sound perfect disposing mind and memory (Praised be Almighty God for the same) and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following;

First, I give grant and devise unto my eldest son James Burrow and to his heirs and assigns for ever, all that my freehold messuage and tenement situate lying and being in Underbarrow called and known by the name of Birks, with all its rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging. He paying out of the same unto my loving wife Agnes yearly and every year during the term of her natural life the sum of two pounds, the first payment to be and commence at the end of three calendar months next after my decease and so become payable yearly, the same to be in lieu of her dower or thirds out of my Freehold lands aforesaid.

Also I give grant and devise unto my son Joseph Burrow all that my freehold messuage and tenement lands grounds and premises situate lying and being in Strickland Kettle and called and known by the name of Cragg to hold to my said son Joseph Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever;

But subject and chargable with the payment of three pounds yearly and every year unto my said wife Agnes during her natural life, the first payment to be made at the end of six calendar months next after my decease and so become payable yearly, the same to be in full for her dower or thirds out of the said lands or tenement,

also I give grant and devise unto my son John Burrow and to his heirs and assigns all that my freehold and customary lands messuages and tenements situate standing lying and being within Crook and Crosthwaite with all their rights members and appurtenances unto my said son John Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever commonly called and known by the name of Bullman Strands, subject charged and chargeable with this yearly annuity or sum of four pounds to be paid to my loving wife Agnes yearly and every year during her natural life the first payment to be made at the end of nine calendar months next after my decease and so payable yearly, the same to be in full satisfaction for her claime or thirds out of my freehold and customary lands aforesaid,

also I give grant and devise unto my said son Joseph Burrow his heirs and assigns, all that my freehold messuage and tenement called and known by the name of Tarnside in Crosthwaite aforesaid whereon I now dwell with all its rights and appurtenances thereto belonging. To have and to hold the said messuage tenement lands grounds and premises unto my said son Joseph Burrow his heirs and assigns for ever subject charged and chargable nevertheless with one annuity legacie and sums of money hereafter by me given and bequeathed.

First I give unto my said wife Agnes the sum of six pounds to be paid her yearly and every year during her natural life, the first payment to be and commence at the end of twelve months next after my decease and so payable yearly, in full satisfaction and in lieu of her dower she may claim thereout or otherwise howsoever;

Also I give unto my daughter Agnes Burrow the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid out of my said estate at Tarnside at the end of twelve months next after my decease;

Also it is my will and mind, and I order and direct that my son James Burrow shall pay forth and out of my messuage and tenement called Birks in Underbarrow aforesaid, unto my grand daughter Agnes Burrow daughter of my son Isaac Burrow the sum of forty pounds, one moiety or half part thereof, I order shall be paid to my said grand daughter when she attainsher full age of twenty one years, and the other moiety or remaining part at the end of twelve months next after my wife Agnes decease, but in case my said grand daughter Agnes Burrow should happen to die before her legacy falls due and leaves no lawful issue such legacy shall cease and not be payable,

also I give to my son John Burrow all my heath gone sheep at Bullman Strands, also I give unto my loving wife Agnes my best feather bed with sutable bedding thereto, and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my three sons James Joseph and John Burrow joint executors of this my last will and testament to whom I give all my bills, bonds, ready money or securities for money, and all other my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever (not otherwise disposed of) or in whose hands soever.

They paying out of the same all my just debts funeral expenses and all other contingent charges about this my will, and I do set void and revoke all other wills be made.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator James Burrow as and for his last will and testament in the sight and presence of us:
Jno. Cartmell
Tobias Strickland
Isaac Cartmel

Kendal Visitation 17th May 1788:
This will was proved in common form by Joseph Burrow one of the executors. Power being reserved for James Burrow and John Burrow the other executors. (effects under one hundred pounds) before me Thomas Symonds (signed)

Transcript of the will of Agnes Burrow

Agnes Burrow, nee Cartmell is a 7th great grandmother.   Agnes Cartmell married James Burrow, son of William Burrow and Mary Garnett on the 12th June 1750 at Crosthwaite, Westmorland.

The daughter of Isaac Cartmell, and Agnes Barrow was baptised at Crosthwaite on the 7th February 1731/32, and was one of 7 children that i’m aware of, the others being Mary (died as a child), John, James, Isaac, Mary and Ann.

James and Agnes Burrow had 9 children, Mary, Elizabeth, William, James (my line), Isaac, Mary, Joseph, Agnes and John.

Agnes, of Tarnside in Crosthwaite died on the 16th July 1810 and was buried at St. Mary, Crosthwaite.  Her will is dated the 26th September 1806, and the will was proved on the 16th January 1811.

In the name of God amen – I agnes Burrow of Tarnside in Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland, widow being of sound mind memory and understanding, praised be to God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of life do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say

– First it is my will and mind that my body be decently buried in the chapel of crosthwaite near my late husband, in much the same manner that he was and that my funeral expenses and just debts be paid by my executrix hereinafter named, and as to the property wherewith it has pleased God to bless me I dispose of as follows –

First I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Agnes Vasey now or late of Bustletown in America the sum of twenty pounds, also I give and bequeath unto my son James Burrow of Crosthwaite Green the sum of five pounds,

both which legacys it is my will and mind shall be paid at the end of twelve months after my decease by my executrix hereinafter named, all the rest residue and remainder of my money, securities for money, household furniture, wearing apparel and personal property, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agnes the wife of William Field of Church in the parish of Cartmel in Lancashire,

on condition that she give unto my grand daughter Agnes Vasey/Nasey all my household goods and wearing apparel, provided she arrive in England within seven years from the time of my death as I apprehend should that happen she will have great occasion for them, and I nominate and appoint my said daughter Agnes Field executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred and six.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:

 

James Cartmell

Nancy Cartmell

Dorothy Green

 

On the sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven this will was proved in common form and Agnes Field the now wife of William Field of Church Town in the parish of Cartmel in the county of Lancaster, shopkeeper, sole executrix therein named was sworn well and faithfully to execute and perform the same and so forth and that to the best of her knowledge, and belief the whole of the personal estate and effects of which the testatrix within named died possessed on the sixteenth day of July last, within the archdeaconry of Richmond in the diocese of Chester, did not in real value amount to the sum of two hundred and forty pounds.

 

Before me

John Bramwell.

Crosthwaite and Lyth

The area known as Crosthwaite and Lyth shown in the map above.

As you can see from the map, it lies between Windermere in the Lake District national park and Kendal.  It is now commonly assumed to be in the county of Cumbria, however, like many administrative post 1974 changes in England and Wales, the historic country of Westmorland continues to exist alongside the administrative area of Cumbria.Tarnsidefarmcrosthwaite

Crosthwaite is a beautiful area.   There is some great walking to be done around the area, and some good photo opportunities to be had in the region as a whole.

My most recent direct ancestor who lived in Crosthwaite at any point was Robert Holme.

Robert Holme was baptised at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 29th March 1816 to John and Agnes. (nee Burrow)  By 1841, he’d moved on and was a servant at Newby Bridge.  In 1849 he married Eleanor Benson, the daughter of William (a farmer, like Robert’s dad) at stmarycrosthwaite2Whicham, near Millom.

Two of Robert and Eleanor’s daughters survived, Mary, and Eleanor.  I’m descended from Mary, who was baptised at Cartmel in 1852, and who married John Coxhead in 1876 in Penwortham, near Preston, Lancashire.  The family moved to Kirkham in Lancashire, and Robert Holmes, formerly a huntsman, was buried at Kirkham parish church in 1892.

Direct line ancestors of Robert who lived in and around the Crosthwaite and Lyth area include:

John Holme and Agnes Burrow who married in 1805.

James Burrow and Elizabeth Atkinson who married in 1782.

Robert Jackson and Elizabeth Story who married in 1722.

James Burrough/Burrow and Agnes Cartmell who married in 1750.

William Burrow and Mary Garnett who married in 1727.

Isaac Cartmell and Agnes Barrow who married in 1720.

And the family of Leonard Townson (buried at Crosthwaite in 1667) and his wife Jenett

Some of the place names mentioned in documents such as wills, and baptism records from the area include “Broad Oak”, “Moss Side”, “Nook”, “Tarnside”, “Cartmel Fold”, “Birks” and “Green”.

Here are a few sites of interest for the Crosthwaite and Lyth area:

The Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth – includes lots of historical information, and individuals’ names.

GENUKI Crosthwaite & Lyth page

History of Crosthwaite in South Lakeland and Westmorland

Westmorland Damson Association

Crosthwaite and Lyth – British History Online

Cumbria Family History Society

Cumbria Archive Service

 

 

Transcript of the will of William Burrow

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Tarnside, Crosthwaite, Westmorland

William Burrow is one of my 8 times great grandparents.  He lived in Crosthwaite, Westmorland, England, a place I was lucky enough to have been able to visit a few years ago now.

William was the son of James Burrow and Jennet Swenson, baptised at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 18th November 1694.  Their son, James and his wife, Agnes Cartmell are my 7th great grandparents via their son, James and, and his wife, Elizabeth Atkinson.

And so, the transcript…….

In the name of God Amen I William Burrow of Tarnside in Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham & county of Westmorland, yeoman being sick of Body yet of sound & disposing mind & memory, praised be God for the same do make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following,

first I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the merrits of Jesus Christ my Saviour & Redeemer to have forgiveness of my sins & to Inherit Eternal life and my Body I committ to the Ground to be ……….(?) Interred by my Executrix hereinafter named and as touching such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I Give & Dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all that my messuage & Tenement att Tarnside in Crosthwaite afores:d with all its Hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging I give unto my loving wife Mary Untill my son James attains to the age of Twenty Four if he live so long if not to the time he would have attained that age

She bringing up and maintaining my Children out of the profitts of the said  & Tenement untill that time and after the Expiration of the said Term I give all that my said Messuage & Tenement unto my son James Burrow & his heirs forever allowing my said Wife one third part of the profitts thereof for her Widdow right according to Custom and it is my will & mind that my said son James pay out of my said Messuage & Tenemt: to him bequeathed the sum of Two Hundred and ten pounds in Manner following (that is to say) to my son Joseph Burrow & his heirs the sum fifty pounds & to my son Isaac Burrow & his Heirs the like sum of fifty pounds & to my Daughter Elizabeth Burrow & her Heirs the like sum of fifty pounds within Twelve Months after his Entrance into the said Estate and also that he pay the further sum of sixty pounds the Remainder of the Two Hundred & Ten pounds to my said three children Joseph Isaac & Elizabeth or their heirs equally amongst them within one year after my wife’s decease.

But if any of my said three Children Joseph Isaac & Elizabeth dye leaving no lawfull Issue it is my will & mind that their share of the Two Hundred & ten pounds as it becomes Due shall be equally divided amongst all my Surviving Children and further it is my will & mind that if my son James dies before he attains the age of Twenty One leaving no lawfull Issue then I Give & bequeath my said Messuage & Tenement to my son Joseph and his heirs for ever he or they paying out of the same the sum of One Hundred and Seventy Pounds within one year after his or their Entrance thereunto to my Son Isaac & to my Daughter Elizabeth or their Heirs equally betwixt them.

Lastly all my Goods Chattels & Personal Estate whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary whom I do make Sole Executrix of this my last Will she paying all my Debts & funerall Expenses  Supervisers in trust of this my last Will & testament I nominate & appoint my Brother James Burrow my Brother in law Robert Garnett & Tobias Atkinson hoping that they will to the utmost of their power see this my will performed and I give to Each of them five shillings  And I do hereby revoke all other wills preceeding the Date hereof and Ratifie Confirm & Declare this to be my last Will & Testament  In Witness whereof I the said William Burrow have hereunto sett my hand & seall this Twenty second day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & forty three.

Signed Sealed & Declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testamt: in the sight & presence of us & by is attested in his presence (the Words profitts of the in the 11th: line & same the in the 24th line being first interlined) before the sealing hereof….

William Burrow’s mark and seal.

Daniel Robinson

Agnes Garnett

Tobias Atkinson