Transcript of the will of James Burrow 1729

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St. Mary, Crosthwaite, Westmorland

James Burrow, one of my 9th great grandfathers, was born in about 1657, and was a yeoman.  At the time of his marriage to Jennet Swenson, daughter of Edward on the 4th October 1682 at St. Mary, Crosthwaite, Westmorland, James was of Underbarrow and Jennet was of Winster, both close by to Crosthwaite.

The couple had 6 children that I know of;  William, Septimus, Elizabeth, Janett, James and Miles.

At the time of his death in 1730, James was living at Crosthwaite Green.  He was buried at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 8th March 1730.

James’s will is dated the 14th December 1729, and probate was granted in 1730.

In the name of God amen, I James Burrow of Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham and county of Westmorland yeoman being at this time aged and infirm of body;  yet of sound and perfect mind and memory, doe make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First and principally I commit my soul into the merciful hand of almight God my maker and creator and my body to the grave to be interred according to the discretion of my loving wife and executor hereinafter named and my temporal estate I dispose of as followeth.

Imprurius I give and devise all that my freehold messuage and tenement situate lying and being at Tarnside in Crosthwaite of the annual free rent of eleven shillings and ten pence with all the rights and appertenances thereunto belonging unto my son William Burrow and his heirs and assigns forever upon the conditions hereinafter mentioned.

Upon condition that he my said son his heirs and assigns shall and doe well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto Jennet my loving wife the sum of five pounds yearly during her natural life at four even and equal payments in every year during the said term on the second day of February on the first day of May on the first day of August and on the eleventh day of November yearly for and in full satisfaction and lieu of her dower forth and out of the same if my said wife please so to accept thereof and the first of the quarterly payments to commence on the first of those days which shall happen next after my decease

but if my said wife refuse to accept thereof in full satisfaction of her dower then the above said annuity to her bequeathed to be null and voyd and also upon condition that he my said son William Burrow his heirs and assigns shall and doe pay forth and out of the said estate the sum of two hundred and forty one pounds fifteen shillings of good and lawful money of Great Britaine in manner following:

the sum of one pound fifteen shillings part thereof unto my son Myles Burrow his executors and administrators at the end of one whole year after my decease and the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds also part thereof unto my son James Burrow at the end of one whole year next after my decease and the sum of eighty pounds and residue thereof at the end of one year next after my decease of my said wife unto my daughter Elizabeth Burrow

and it is further my will and mind that if either of these my two last named children and legators shall happen to dye before his or her legacy fall due and without lawful heir then living past them then five pounds of the legacy of him or her so dying shall be paid to my son Myles Burrow his executors and administrators and one half of the residue thereof unto the survivor of them and the other half of the said residue will shall be and remain to my said son William Burrow and his heirs but if the deceased leave issue that then the legacy of him or her so dying shall be paid to his or her heir equally amongst them at the same time it would have fallen due to him or her so dying.

I give and devise all that my parcel of peat moss which I purchased of Robert Noble of Mosside belonging to Whitebeck and also all that my parcel of peat moss late in the possession of John Atkinson and adjoining to a parcel of moss belonging to William Gibson together with three yards in length of the west end of my peat coat adjoining to the highway heading from Whitebeck to Cockmoss with all the rights and appertenances belonging to them or any of them unto my son James Burrow and to his heirs and assigns forever.

And the residue of my peat coat aforesaid I give and devise unto my said son William Burrow his heirs and assigns forever.  I give and bequeath all the loose wood lying and being in my peat barn at Tarnside aforesaid unto my son James Burrow.  I give and bequeath all my household goods and husbandry gear situate lying and being at Crosthwaite Green where I now dwell unto Jennet my loving wife sole executor of this my last will and testament.

I constitute and appoint my son William Burrow abovenamed unto whom I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods cattell and chattels rights credits and personal estate whatsoever unbequeathed he paying all my just debts legacies given out of my personal estate anf funeral expences and supravisors of this my last will and testament I nominate and appoint my brother William Burrow and my brother in law Joseph Garnett and my friend William Williamson —ring them as I espose trust in them to see this my last will and testement truly performed and I give to each of them the sum of five shillings a token of my love to them.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine.

Signed sealed published and declared by James Burrow the testator to be his lst will and testament (these words [and sixty] in one place and those words [and my friend William Williamson] in another place being first Interlined and one erased out of a line and one half being also made be sifore execution or sealing thereof) in the sight and presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed who also attended the same in the presence of the testator as follows

James Burrow [Seal]

G Pennington

Agnes Pennington

Edward Scales

 

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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.

Transcript of the will of James Barrow

James Barrow signature and seal 2nd July 1745James Barrow is one of my nine times great grandparents.  He was a yeoman who lived at Broad Oak, in Crosthwaite, Westmorland.  James had been married twice;  The first time to an Ellin Robinson at Ulverston on the 22nd July 1684.  The second, to Agnes Townson, daughter of Thomas Townson and Agnes Garnett on the 12th February 1696/7 by licence.  James listed as a widower aged 35, Agnes aged 24 a spinster.  The Bondsman being Richard  Barrow

James and Ellin had at least two children, Margaret and Elizabeth, born in about 1684 and 1693 respectively.

James and Agnes had at least three children, James baptised at Crosthwaite in 1699, Agnes (my line) baptised in 1702 married Isaac Cartmel(l), and Mary, baptised in 1705.

James died in 1747, and was buried at St. Mary’s Crosthwaite on the 1st June that year.  His will is dated 2nd July 1745, which was proved by the oaths of Miles Strickland, Isaac Cartmel and Robert Atkinson on the 29th June 1747 following an inventory, taken on the 2nd June 1747.

As with all transcripts on here, i’ve kept the spelling and grammar as per the original documents, but separated the text into paragraphs for easier reading:

In the Name of God Amen I James Barrow of Broad Oak in Crosthwaite in the County of Westmoreland Yeoman, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (That is to say)

First, I do hereby Give and Bequeath unto each of my Grand Children which now are or shall be born within the Space of Twelve Months next after my Decease the Sum of Three Pounds a piece, to be paid them so soon after my Decease as conveniently may be:

To my Three Sons in Law, Myles Strickland Isaac Cartmel and Robert Atkinson, I do hereby likewise Give and Bequeath all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattles and Personal Estate whatsoever and do make and appoint them joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament they paying thereout not only the Legacies abovementioned, as also all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses, but likewise I do hereby Will and Order my said Executors to pay One Fourth Part of the Neat amount of my said Personal Estate after the abovementioned Legacies, just Debts and funeral Expenses are paid and Discharged unto my Grand Children, children of William Townson late of Law in Lythe deceased in manner following,

Namely, I will that my said Executors do so soon after my Decease as conveniently may be pay one Third of the said one Fourth part of my said personal Estate unto Thomas Townson my Grandson and the remainder of the said One Fourth Part equally to and amongst his the said Thomas Townson’s Brothers and Sisters Share and Share alike

In witness whereof I the said James Barrow the Testator have to this my Last Will and Testament put my Hand and Seal this Second Day of July in  the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Five____

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament (the words Strickland, Isaac Cartmel and Robert Atkinson I do, being first Interlined) in the Sight and presence of us who subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereunto in the said Testator’s Presence.

James Barrow (Signature) [Seal]

Robert Dickinson

Thomas Walker

J Hunter

 

 

Transcript of the will of John Cartmell

Signature of John Cartmell 1726John Cartmell, the son of John Cartmell and Ann Rowlandson was a yeoman of Cartmel Fold in Crosthwaite, Westmorland, England. John was married to Mary Garnett, daughter of Robert and Agnes, and the couple had 6 children that i’m aware of – Ann, Agnes, John, William, Isaac and Thomas.  He married again quite late in life, to a Frances Briggs in 1723.

My line is via his son, Isaac, born in about 1697, and his wife, Agnes Barrow, daughter of James Barrow and Agnes Townson.

John Cartmell was buried at St. Mary, Crosthwaite on the 25th September 1727, and his will seems to have been proved fairly quickly, with an inventory taken on the 28th September 1727, and the will proven by the oaths of Isaac Cartmell (one of John’s sons and an 8th great grandfather) and Thomas Robinson on the 6th October 1727.

I John Cartmell of Cartmelfold in Crosthwaite in the Parish of Heversham & County of Westmoreland Yeoman, being at this time in pretty good health of Body Sound perfect and Disposeing Mind and Memory, Doe make publish and Declare this My Last Will and Testament in manner and form Following (viz)

First it is my Will and Mind that all my Just Debts and Funerall Expenses be paid and Discharged out of my Personal Estate by My Executor Herein after Named

Item_ I doe hereby Give and Devise all those My two Messuages and tenements Situate Lying and being in Delicar in the County aforesaid which I purchased of Thomas Braithwaite and Joseph Ayrey Called and known by the Name of Gill and Beck Foot together also with all that My Messuage and tenement Seituate Lying and being at Cartmelfold aforesaid Called Cookson Tenement with all the rights hereditaments and Appurtenances belonging to the said three messuages and tenements every or any of them Unto my Son Isaac Cartmell & his heires and assignes for Ever Subject Nevertheless and upon the Conditions following (that is to say)

Upon Condition that he my said Son Isaac Cartmell his heires and assignes Shall and Doe pay out of the Same Unto Frances my Wife the sum of Six pounds p annum for and in full Satisfaction and Leiu of her Dower out of the said Lands and tenements at two Equall and Even payments in Every Year during her Naturall life (viz)

three pounds on the Second day of february Yearly and three pounds on the first of August Yearly during the said term and the first of these payments to Comence on the first of those days which shall happen next after my Decease and upon this Further Condition that he my said Son his Heires and Assignes Shall and Doe pay forth and out of the said Messuages and Tenements herein above to him Devised the Sum of One hundred and Eighty pounds at the End of one year next after my Wife’s Decease to such person and persons and in such proportions as is herein after Limitted and Appointed

(viz) the Sum of One hundred and ten pounds part thereof unto my Son John Cartmell or His Assignes, and the Sum of Twenty pounds part [scrubbed out] also part thereof unto my Grandaughter Mary Cartmel (Daughter of my Son Thomas Cartmell) her Executors or Admrs. , and twenty pounds also part thereof unto my Grandson John Cartmell (Son of my said son Isaac) his Exs. or Adms. , and thirty pounds Residue thereof unto Robert Cartmell (Son of my son Thomas) and his Sister (the Daughter of my said son Thomas) who hath one lame hand Equally betwixt them and to their Executors or Admtrs. ,

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Garnett one pound out of my Personall Estate Item I give unto Thomas Dixon (son of William Dixon of Hubbersty head) five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Seatle John Seatle William Seatle Ann Seatle & Agnes Seatle Children of John Seatle & Agnes his wife (my Daughter) the Sum of Eighty pounds out of my personall Estate to be paid to them by Equall & Even proportions Immediately after the Decease of their Father and Mother or to and amongst so many of them as Shall be then Living and

I doe hereby Order that if the said John Seatle the Father shall at the End of one year next after my Decease (at which time it is my Will all Legacyes out of my personall Estate shall be paid) shall give good and Sufficient Security to my Sons Thomas Cartmell and John Cartmell or the survivor of them for the payment of the said sum of Eighty pounds to his said Children in Manner Aforesaid that then he the said John Seatle the Father may receive the said Eighty pounds

but in case he the said John Seatle refuse to give such Security then I, doe hereby Order and Appoint my said Sons Thomas and John or the Survivors of them to receive the said Eighty pounds and give Discharges for the same and lend out the same upon good Security by Mortgage or Otherwise and the clear yearly profitts Interest or proceeds thereof to pay to the said John Seatle the Father & Agnes his wife during their lives and to the Survivour  of them during his or her life and after both their Decease to pay the said Sum Equally amongst the Said John Seatle’s Children hereinabove particularly named or so many of them as shall be then living

Item I doe hereby Declare it to be my will & mind that the Sixty pounds herein bequeathed to Mary Cartmell my Grandaughter Shall when the same falls due be received by my said Sons Thomas & John Cartmell and put forth by them upon Interest & the same together with the Interest & proceeds thereof kept & go forward for her life till she Attain her age of twenty one years & then be paid to her

Item I Constitute and Appoint my said Son Isaac Cartmell Sole Executor & unto him I give & bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods Chattels rights Creditts & personall Estate whatsoever he paying & Discharging all my Just Debts Legacyes & Funerall Expenses;

And Lastly I doe hereby revoke all Other Wills heretofore by me Made and Establish & Declare this Only for my last Will & testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand & Seall the day & year following (that is to say) the Twenty Seventh of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty [something scrubbed out] Six.  1726

Signed Sealled Published and Declared by John Cartmell the testator to be his last Will and Testament (these words [Mary Cartmell] in one place & [or the Survivour] in another and the word [pounds] in another and the word [my] in another being Interlined before Sealling) In the presence of us whose names are hereunto Subscribed who attested the same in the presence of the testator as followeth

John Cartmell (signature) [Seal]

John Braithwaite

Thomas Fisher

William Williamson

 

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