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William Row

Landed Gentleman of Little Lyde

 

Below is the Will, dated 1828, of William Row (c1760-1832) of Little Lyde. It is some twelve pages long plus a further seven pages of Codicils which I have not (as yet) included.

William Row had substantial land holdings in Yeovil, particularly around Little Lyde (see Maps), as well as the Castle Inn in Middle Street and the Duke of York (not the present building) in Kingston. He also owned estates in East Chelborough, Dorset, and Halstock, Dorset.

 

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Will of William Row, 1828

 

I William Row of Lyde in the parish of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Gentleman do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I commend my soul to God through Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried in my family Vault or Tomb in the Churchyard of Barwick and I request that the said Vault or Tomb and the Iron Railings which surround the same be from time to time kept in proper repair I direct my debts to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my death and I charge my Estate both real and personal with the payment thereof I give and devise unto Robert Jennings of Yeovil in the said County of Somerset Ironmonger and Edward Watts of the same place Landsurveyor all that my Close of Meadow Ground called Radclisse [ie Reckless] Lake now an orchard adjoining my dwellinghouse at Lyde with the strip of Ground at the West End thereof now divided therefrom (a part of which Close is now enclosed with my Garden at Lyde) together with the Crib house erected thereon which I purchased of the Heirs at Law of my late uncle Tanner containing about five acres with the rights chambers and appurtenances to the same belonging To hold to them the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their heirs and assigns To the now upon the trust and to and for the ends intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say to the use of my son William Tanner Row and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life so nevertheless that he be subject to impeachment of waste it being my will and intention that my said son shall not cut or fell and Timber or other Trees standing or growing in or upon the said Close and premises and from and after the determination of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of the said William Tanner Row to the use of the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and assigns during the natural life of the said William Tanner Row upon trust to support the contingent Estates hereinafter limited and to preserve the [same ?] from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to {2 words illegible] and bring [word illegible] as occasion shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said William Tanner Row to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the said Close of Land and premises during the term of his natural life for his and their own use and benefit and immediately from and after the decease of the said William Tanner Row To the use of all and every the Child and Children whether Sons or Daughters of the said William Tanner Row Lawfully to be begotten to be equally divided between and amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such child and children lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such child To the use of such only child and the Heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death and failure of issue of any one or more of the same children as well the original share or shares of him her or them so dying of whom there shall be a failure of issue as aforesaid as also all such share or shares as shall accrue to him her or them or his her or their issue on the death and failure of issue of any other or other of the said Children shall go and accrue unto and to the use of the Survivors and Survivor of them as Tenants in Common and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and in default of such issue To such and the like uses upon such and the like trusts and for such and the like uses intents and purposes as are hereinafter limited expressed and declared of and concerning my Messuages Lands and Hereditaments in the Parishes of Yeovil in the County of Somerset and Chelborough Halstock in the County of Dorset hereinafter limited to the use of my natural Son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for the life with [divers ?] remainders over or such of them as at the time of the failure of such issue shall be [word illegible] and capable of taking effect I give and devise my dwellinghouse with the Garden behind the same with the Court in front thereof and the Little Court behind having the said Garden being part of my Premises at Sun House in the Parish of Yeovil aforesaid and now in the occupation of my daughter Charlotte Pitcher unto Markes Lambe of Yeovil aforesaid Surgeon and John Batten of the same place Solicitor their Heirs and assigns but nevertheless upon the [word illegible] hereinafter expressed and declared concerning the same that is to say In trust to permit and suffer my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher to hold occupy and enjoy the same or to receive the rents and profits thereof for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and benefit and so that the same be not subject or liable to the control debts or engagement of her present or any future husband and for which rents her receipt alone notwithstanding her [word illegible] shall be a sufficient discharge and after her decease in trust for my Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher daughter the said Charlotte Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and immediately from and after the cease of the said Eliza Pitcher In trust for such person or persons as under the limitations thereinafter contained will be entitled to my other dwelling house Cottage and gardens at Sun House aforesaid I give and bequeath my dwellinghouse Garden and two orchards at Stoford in the parish of Barwick in the said County of Somerset and also my [word illegible] Tenement at Stoford in the Parish of Yeovil parcel of the Manor of [word illegible] Magdalen which I hold for the lives of [word illegible] Hill and of my said grandson William Tanner Row and Charlotte Pitcher with the Appurtenances to the same belonging unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators for all my Estate [word illegible] and interest therein respectively In trust to pay the rents and profits thereof respectively into the proper hands of my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and benefit and so that the same be not subject or liable to the control debts or engagements of her said Husband and her receipt [word illegible] notwithstanding her [two words illegible] from time to time be a sufficient discharge to my said Trustees [several words illegible] and from and after the death of the said Charlotte Pitcher In trust for my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of the same leasehold and [word illegible] premises respectively for the benefit of the same person and persons upon the life [word illegible] and under the same limitations and to and for the same uses intents and purposes as are hereinafter limited expressed and declared concerning my said principal Estate and Lands in Yeovil Chelborough and Halstock aforesaid or a near thereto as the several [termes ?] thereof and the [word illegible] of Law and Equity will admit I give and devise unto the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts (charges as aforesaid with the payment of my debts and also charges with the several annuities hereinafter given and bequeathed amounting in the whole to the annual sum of two hundred and [eighty = crossed out] six pounds) All that my close of Meadow Ground called Diselt Moor near Yeovil Bridge bought of William Helyar Esquire containing by estimation seven acres and a half and all that my Close of Meadow Ground called Spring Moor purchased of the Heirs at Law of my late Uncle Tanner containing about three acres and now [thrown ?] with the last mentioned Close my Close of Meadow Ground called New Close or Meadway also bought of the Heirs at Law of my said uncle containing eight acres more or less my Close of Meadow Ground called Thompsons Close bought of Charles Francis a Close of Meadow Ground called [Peddles ?] Mead bought of John Newman Esquire and two pieces of Land purchased of William Helyar Esquire and John Stephens which said four last mentioned Closes and Pieces are now thrown together and contain about eleven acres all that Close of Meadow Ground called Thistle Moor containing five acres and a quarter more or less which I purchased of Wyndham Harbin Esquire all that Close of Meadow Ground called Rackless Lake purchased of the Heirs at Law of my Uncle Tanner containing about five acres one other Close of Meadow or Pasture Ground called Reckless Lake containing about four acres bought of Robert Holloway one other Close of Meadow Ground called Snipes Mead now in Exchange of George Bragge Prowse Esquire containing about six acres one Close of Pasture Ground called Cock and [Queen ?] Close containing six acres purchased of the Earl of Egremont [Note: George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont (30 August 1786 – 2 April 1845) of Orchard Wyndham, Somerset] All that Close of Pasture Ground called [word illegible] Orchard containing three acres and an half bought of Henry Wills and one yard of Pasture Ground purchased of Onesiphorus Penny which said three last mentioned Closes and Pieces of Land are now thrown together [word illegible] of [the word 'grass' inserted and then crossed through] Land [now planted to orchard = underlined] lying in an Orchard near the said Close called Cock and [Queen ?] Close purchased of the Earl of Egremont all that Plot of Arable Ground upon Down containing about one yard purchased of Mr William Cayme and all that other Piece of Arable Land upon Down purchased of the Earl of Egremont containing about one acre and a half two other acres of Arable Land upon Down purchased of Wyndham Harbin Esquire and two other acres of Arable Land also upon Down had in exchange of George Bragge Prowse Esquire which four last mentioned pieces are now thrown together and form one Close one other Close of Arable Land called Dampiers Orchard containing about one acre and a half bought of the Heirs at Law of my said uncle Tanner and all that Close of Arable Land called [Carlioles ?] Close containing about three acres taken in exchange from the said George Bragge Prowse and now thrown into the last mentioned Close and also all that my Close of Arable Land called Stoney Field or East Field containing about seven acres purchased and had in exchange of the Heirs at Law of my said Uncle the Earl of Egremont George Bragge Prowse Esquire and others and also all that my Messuage or Dwelling house called Sun House now in the occupation of Mr [word illegible] Willmonton with the outhouses Garden and Orchard to the same belonging containing about three acres with the four Cottages or Dwelling Houses [adjoining = inserted] lately built on the waste (but excepting the dwellinghouse Garden and Premise there hereinbefore devised to or in trust for my said daughter with such remainder over as aforesaid) my Close of Pasture or Orchard called Saint Thomass Cross containing five acres and a half purchased of [space] Wright my Close of Pasture Ground called Mayo Furlong containing six acres more or less bought of the Heirs at Law of my said Uncle with the Drang leading thereto and containing about one acre more All that Close of Pasture Ground called Marle Close containing by estimation six acres purchased of Mr Samuel Isaac all that Close of Pasture Ground called Gospitt [ie Goldspitt] containing by estimation seven acres (more or less) purchased of Mr Edmund Batten my Close of Pasture Ground called Great Lyde bought of the Earl of Egremont containing about twelve acres my Close of Meadow Ground called Hathermead Hill containing seven acres likewise purchased of the Earl of Egremont and all that Close of Pasture Ground called Coxes Close or Collines [Delight ?] purchased of [word illegible] Gould containing about six acres which said two last mentioned Closes are now thrown together my Close of Pasture and Orchard called Lowse bought of William Helyar Esquire containing about four acres and my Orchard containing one acre and called also Lowse purchased of [space] Jeans now added to the last mentioned Close [my Close = inserted] of pasture Ground called Pittards Ground containing about six acres purchased of Edward Watts All that Messuage or Dwellinghouse and Inn called the Duke of York situate in Kingstone in the Town of Yeovil with the outhouses cellars stables and other buildings Garden and Orchard to the same belonging containing in all about one acre and all that orchard belonging thereto or usually held therewith called Butts Corner containing four acres and a half more or less and all that my Messuage or Dwelling House and Inn called the Castle in Middle Street in Yeovil aforesaid with the rights members and appurtenances to the same respectively belonging all which said Closes lands and premises are situate lying and being in the parish of Yeovil aforesaid in the said County of Somerset and also all that my Messuage or Dwellinghouse Farm and Lands called [Shute ?] Farm situate lying and being in the parish of East Chelborough in the County of Dorset containing fifty acres more or less and all that my [word illegible] Messuage or dwelling house and Farm with the several Closes and Lands to the same belonging also situate lying and being in the Parish of East Chelborough aforesaid called New House Farm containing about seventy acres and all those my two Closes of Arable Land called Commons containing about twelve acres situate lying and being in the Parish of Halstock in the said County of Dorset with the rights members and appurtenances to the said several last mentioned Hereditaments and premises respectively belonging To hold the same unto the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and assigns To the uses upon the trusts and for the [word illegible] intents and purposes hereinafter expressed declared and contained of and containing the same that is to say To the use of my natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher (by Margaret Anne Pitcher deceased) and his [word illegible] for and during the term of his natural without [word illegible] of or for any manner of [waste ?] and from and after the determination of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher To the use of the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and Assigns during the natural life of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher upon trust to support the contingent Estates hereinafter limited and to preserve the same from being [word illegible] or destroyed and for that purpose to make [word illegible] and bring actions as [word illegible] shall require but nevertheless to permit the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher and his assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the said Messuages or Dwellinghouses Closes lands Hereditaments and Premises during the term of his natural life for his and their own use and benefit and immediately from and after the decease of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher To the use of all and every the child and children whether Sons or Daughters of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher lawfully to be begotten to be equally divided between and amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and of the heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such child and children lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such child then to the use of such only child and the Heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death and failure of issue of any one or more of the same children as well the original share or shares of him her or them so dying of whom there shall be a failure of issue as aforesaid as also all such share or shares as shall accrue to him her or them of his or her or their issue on the death and failure of issue of any other or others of the said children shall go and accrue unto and to the use of the Survivors and Survivor of them as Tenants in Common and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and in default of such issue To the use of my Grandson Harold Pitcher and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after the determination of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life of the said Harold Pitcher To the use of the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and Assigns during the natural life of the said Harold Pitcher upon trust to support the contingent Estate hereinafter limited and to preserve the same from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make [word illegible] and bring actions as occasion shall require but nevertheless to permit the said Harold Pitcher and his assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the said Messuages or Dwellinghouses Closes Hereditaments and Premises during the term of his natural life for his and their use and benefit And immediately from and after the decease of the said Harold Pitcher To the use of all and every the Child and Children whether Sons or Daughters of the said Harold Pitcher lawfully to be begotten to be equally divided between [and amongst = inserted] them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such child and children lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such child To the use of such only Child and the Heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death and failure of issue of any such one or more of the same children as well the original share or shares of him her or them so dying of whom there shall be a failure of issue as aforesaid as also all such share or shares as shall accrue to him her or them or his her or their issue on the death and failure of issue of any other or others of the said Children shall go and accrue unto and to the use of the Survivors and Survivor of them as Tenants in Common and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then as to one undivided fourth part or share of and in the same Hereditaments and Premises in respect of each of them my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and my two natural daughters Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walter Pitcher by the said Margaret Ann Pitcher deceased To the use of the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and their Heirs during the respective natural lives of the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher upon trust to pay the yearly rent and profits of the Messuages Lands and Hereditaments as the same shall be received into the proper hands of the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher in equal shares and proportions for their respective sole and separate use and benefit apart from their present or any future husband or husbands and do that the same be not subject or liable to the control debt or engagements of any such husband or husbands and from and after the decease or any one or more of them the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher Then as to one undivided fourth part of the said Messuages Hereditaments and Premises in respect of each and every of them who shall so die To the use of all and every the child and children of each and every of them the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher so dying lawfully to be begotten to be equally divided between and amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every such Child or Children lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such child To the use of such only child and the Heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death or failure of issue of any one or more of the same children as well the original share or shares of him her or them so dying of whom there shall be a failure of issue as aforesaid as also such share or shares as shall accrue to him her or them or his her or their issue by virtue of this present [word illegible] shall go and accrue unto and to the use of the Survivors or Survivor of such Children as Tenants in Common and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and in default of such issue then as to the share or shares of them the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher whose issue shall so fail to such use upon suh trusts for the benefit of the Survivors and Survivor of them as Tenants in Common and their and the respective issue as are hereinbefore directed and declared touching their original share or shares and for default of issue of all of them the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher To the use of my own right Heirs for ever I give and devise unto the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and assigns all that Messuage or dwellinghouse called Lyon House with the Garden and Orchard to the same belonging containing about one acre situate or lying and being at Hummer within the Parish of Trent in the said County of Somerset with the several Closes and Lands thereto also belonging and usually held therewith that is to say all that my Orchard opposite the said Dwellinghouse called [Crude ?] Orchard containing about four acres one other Orchard called [word illegible] Orchard containing about one rood All that Close of Meadow or Pasture Ground called Lyon Mead near the said dwellinghouse containing about four acres and three quarters one Close of Arable Land called North Larkhill containing about ten acres and one Close of Meadow or Pasture Ground called South Larkhill containing also ten acres and all that Close of Meadow Ground called Summer Mead containing about six acres now thrown with the last mentioned Close all which said last Messuage Closes and Land are situate lying in Hummer aforesaid in the said Parish of Trent and were purchased by me of the Heirs at Law of my said Uncle with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances to the before mentioned Hereditaments and Premises respectively belonging To hold them the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and assigns to the uses upon the trusts and to and for the [word illegible] intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say To the use of my Grandson Harold Pitcher and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and after the [decomination ?] of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of the said Harold Pitcher then to the use of the said Robert Jennings and Edward Watts their Heirs and Assigns during the natural life of the said Harold Pitcher upon trust to support the contingent Estates hereinafter limited and to preserve the same from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make [word illegible] and bring actions as occasion shall require but nevertheless to permit the said Harold Pitcher and his assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the said last mentioned Messuage Closes Hereditaments and Premises during the term of his natural liofe for his and their own use and benefit and immediately from and after the decease of the said Harold Pitcher To the use of all and every the child and children whether sons or daughters of the said Harold Pitcher lawfully to be begotten to be equally divided between and amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of all and every child and children lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such Child To the use of such only child and the Heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death and failure of issue of any one or more of the same children as well the original share or shares of him her or them so dying of whom there shall be a failure of issue as aforesaid as also such share or shares as shall accrue to him her or them or his her or their issue on the death and failure of issue of any other or other of the said children shall go and accrue unto and to the use of the Survivors and Survivor of them as Tenants in Common and of the Heirs of the body and respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and for default of such issue To the use of my said natural Son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainder to the said Trustees to preserve the contingent remainder with remainder to the Child or Children of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher and their issue in like manner as is hereinbefore limited expressed and declared concerning my principal Estate at Yeovil Chelborough and Halstock aforesaid and for default of issue of the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher to such now upon such trusts and with such limitations in all respects for the benefit of my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and my said natural daughters Margaret Ann Batten Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher and their respective Children and their issue and with such limitations over in default of issue of them or any or either of them as hereinbefore is limited and declared touching and concerning my said Estates at Yeovil Chelborough and Halstock in the events and upon the contingencies aforesaid I give unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators during the natural life of my siad son William Tanner Row one annuity or yearly charge of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain clear of all taxes and deductions whatsoever to be issuing and payable out of all and singular the Messuages Lands and Hereditaments in Yeovil Chelborough and Halstock aforesaid hereinbefore devised to the use of my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainder over as aforesaid upon trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall pay the said annuity of twenty pounds from time to time as the same shall be received unto my said son William Tanner Row for his own proper use and benefit I also give unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators during the natural lives of my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher and of my said Grandson Harold Pitcher and the life of the longest lived of them [three words illegible] hereinafter mentioned and declared one annuity or [word illegible] yearly [two words illegible] of forty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain free of all taxes and deductions whatsoever to be issuing and payable out of all and singular the said Messuages Lands and Hereditaments in Yeovil Chelborough and Halstock aforesaid so as devised to the use of my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainder over as aforesaid and I hereby declare that the said Annuity is so given to my said Trustees upon trust that they and the Survivor or them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall [word illegible] for the natural life of my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher pay the said annuity [several words illegible] the same shall be received into the proper hands of my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher for the sole and separate use and benefit and from and upon the decease of my said daughter In trust that my said Trustees do and shall pay the said annuity of forty pounds from time to time as the same shall be received unto my said Grandson Harold Pitcher [several words illegible] natural life for his own proper use and benefit I give unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators one other annuity [word illegible] yearly rent charge of forty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for and during the natural life of my Granddaughter the said Eliza Pitcher free of all taxes and deductions whatsoever to be in like manner issuing and payable out of all and singular the Messuages Closes Lands and Hereditaments [word illegible] to my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainder over as aforesaid upon trust nevertheless to pay the said annuity of forty pounds from time to time as the same shall be received unto my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and benefit I also give unto my said Executors Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators one [other = inserted] annuity or yearly rent charge of twenty pounds of like lawful money as aforesaid for and during the natural life of my said natural daughter Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher to be [also = inserted] issuing and payable out of all and singular the said Messuages and Lands and Hereditaments so devised to the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for her life with remainder over as aforesaid upon trust nevertheless that they my said Trustees do and shall pay the said annuity of twenty pounds when and as the same shall be received into the proper hands of the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and benefit I also give unto my said Trustees their Executors and Administrators for and during the natural life of my said natural daughter Harriet Walters Pitcher one other annuity or near yearly rent charge of twenty pounds of like lawful money as aforesaid clear of all taxes and deductions whatsoever to be also issuing and payable out of the said last mentioned Messuages Lands and Hereditaments upon trust nevertheless that they my said Trustees do and shall from time to time pay the said last mentioned annuity of twenty pounds when and as the same shall be received into the proper hands of the said Harriet Walters Pitcher for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and benefit And I also give unto my Trustees their Executors and Administrators for and during the lives of the said Edward Watts and Sarah his Wife and the life of the longest liver of them one other annuity or clear yearly the charge of ten pounds of lawful money as aforesaid clear of all taxes and deductions whatsoever to be also issuing and payable out of all and singular the said Messuages Lands and Hereditaments so devised to the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainder over as aforesaid upon trust nevertheless that they my said Trustees do and shall pay the said annuity of ten pounds when and as the same shall be received into the proper hands of the said Edward Watts during the joint lives of himself and the said Sarah his Wife and from and after the death of either of them the said Edward Watts and Sarah his Wife upon trust that they my said Trustees do and shall pay the said annuity of ten pounds unto the Survivor of them the said Edward Watts and Sarah his Wife during the life of such Survivor for his or her sole and separate use and benefit and I hereby expressly charge and subject the said Messuages Lands and Hereditaments so devised to or for the use of my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for life with remainder over as hereinbefore is mentioned with the payment of the said annuities respectively and in case William Pitcher the Husband of my daughter Charlotte Pitcher who is at present insane shall continue so at the time of my death and shall be then necessarily confined in the asylum at [Sealsfort ?] for the reception of Lunatics or any other similar Establishment or if at the time of my death he shall be at large and it shall at any time thereafter during his life become necessary in the opinion of competent medical Judges to confine him in any such Establishment then I do hereby give unto my said Trustees Markes Lambe and John Batten their Executors and Administrators one other annuity or yearly rent charge of fifty six pounds of life lawful money as aforesaid to commence at the time of my death or from such subsequent confinement of the said William Pitcher as the case may be and to be paid and payable during so long time as the said William Pitcher shall be so actually and necessarily confined as aforesaid to be also issuing and payable out of all and singular my said Messuages Lands and Hereditaments in Yeovil East Chelborough and Halstock so devised to my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher for his life with remainders over as aforesaid upon Trust nevertheless that they my said Trustees do and shall pay and expend the same in their [word illegible] in and towards the support and maintenance of the said William Pitcher during his confinement in such asylum as aforesaid and in providing medical assistance and other proper allowance but when and during such times as the said William Pitcher shall be at large and out of confinement or safely might be so the said annuity shall cease subject nevertheless to be again revived in case the said William Pitcher shall again be actually confined as aforesaid and I do hereby direct that the several annuities hereinbefore given shall be paid and payable by four [word illegible] quarterly payments on the twenty fifth day of March the twenty fourth day of June the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of December in every year and that the first quarterly payment of the same respectively shall begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen next after my decease and I expressly [word illegible] my personal Estate from the payment of the said Annuities respectively and I also will and direct that a proportionable part of the said Annuities in respect of the time which shall elapse from the last of the [said = inserted] days of payment next preceding the respective deaths of the said several Annuitants up to the day of such their deaths shall be paid to their respective Executors and Administrators and I further direct that a proportionable part of the said annuity of fifty six pounds so given for the use of the said William Pitcher shall be paid for any time being less than one quarter of a year during which he may be actually confined as aforesaid and I further direct that the said Annuities hereinbefore given in trust for the said Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher [and Harriet Walters Pitcher = inserted] shall be paid into their respective hands for their own sole and separate use and benefit and so that the same shall not be subject or liable to the control debts or engagements of any or either of their present husbands or of any husband or husbands with whom they or either of them may thereafter intermarry and their respective receipts alone under their respective hands notwithstanding their present or future [word illegible] shall from time to time be good and effective discharge to my said Trustees for the said Annuities or for so much thereof as in and by such receipts shall be acknowledged or expressed to be received and my will is and I hereby declare and direct that the said William Tanner Row Charlotte Pitcher Eliza Pitcher Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher Edward Watts and Sarah his Wife or either of them shall not at any time and their respective lives alienate or dispose of the said annuities hereby given to or in trust for them respectively or of the rents payable to them respectively or part thereof respectively by anticipation and that any such alienation so far as the same shall relate to any such annuities or rents not actually due and payable shall be absolutely void and I hereby empower my said Trustees the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and the Survivor of them their Executors and Administrators or any future Trustee to be appointed as hereinafter is mentioned in case of nonpayment of the said Annuities hereinbefore given to them respectively as aforesaid or either of them at the days and time whereon the same are respectively appointed to be paid to recover the arrears of the said Annuities respectively by [word illegible] upon the premises respectively [charged ?] therewith and by impounding and selling such [word illegible] in the same manner as Landlords are by Law entitled to recover rent in arrears in Common [word illegible] and in case any half yearly payment of the said Annuities or any or either of them shall be in arrear and unpaid for the space of sixty days next after the days hereinbefore appointed for payment of the same respectively then I hereby further authorise and empower my said Trustees the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor to enter upon the Hereditaments and premises so charged with the said Annuities respectively and to [word illegible] thereof and to receive the rents and profits thereof until they shall be charge or otherwise fully paid all arrears of the said annuities due to them respectively and the cost and expenses attending such entry and taking possession I give and devise my dwelling house and shop with the appurtenances in the Borough of Yeovil now in the occupation of Mr John Hull and also all those my two Closes of Pasture Ground called Brag Church and [Hutway ?] now thrown in together containing about seven acres lying near Hendford Bridge now in the occupation of Mr Wellington with the rights members and appurtenances to the same belonging unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Heirs and assigns upon trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Heirs and assigns of such Survivor do and shall from time to time during the natural lives of my said natural daughter Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriet Walters Pitcher pay and apply one moiety of the net rents issues and profits thereof unto the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and in trust to pay the other moiety thereof to the said Harriet Walters Pitcher and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life for their respective sole and separate use and benefit and so that the same be not subject or liable to the control debts or engagements of any husband or husbands with whom they or either of them may intermarry and for which [word illegible] alone notwithstanding their [word illegible] shall from time to time be a good and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to my said Trustees and from and after the death of the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher it is my will and I hereby direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of one undivided moiety of and in the said Messuage Shop Closes Hereditaments and Premises upon trust for all and every the Child and Children of the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher lawfully to be begotten equally to be divided between or amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and the several heirs of their respective bodies lawfully issuing and if there shall be but one such child then the whole to be in trust for such only child and the heirs of his or her body lawfully issuing and on the death or failure of issue of any one or more of such children the share or shares as well as original as accruing of him her or them so dying whose issue shall so fail shall go and accrue and be in trust for the Survivors or Survivor of such children as Tenants in Common and the Heirs of the body or respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and from and immediately after the death of the said Harriett Walters Pitcher than as to one other undivided moiety of the said Hereditaments and Premises upon trust for for all and every the child and children of the said Harriett Walters Pitcher equally to be divided between or amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and the several heirs of their respective bodies lawfully issuing and if but one such child then the [word illegible] to such only child and the Heirs of his or her body issuing and on the death or failure of issue of any one or more of such children the share or shares as well original as accruing of hime her or them whose issue shall so fail shall go and accrue and be in trust for the survivors or survivor of such children as Tenants in Common and the Heirs of the body or respective bodies of such Survivors or Survivor lawfully issuing and in case either of them the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriett Walters Pitcher shall happen to die without lawful issue then as to the moiety of her so dying whose issue shall so fail In trust for the survivor of them for and during the term of her natural life for the separate use as aforesaid and from and after her death In trust for her Children or Child or other issue in like manner as hereinbefore directed touching her original share and in case both of them the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher and Harriett Walters Pitcher shall happen to die without lawful issue then it is my will that the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and their Heirs shall stand possessed of the said Messuage Shop Closes and Premises In trust for my said Grandson Harold Pitcher and the Heirs of his body lawfully issuing and in default of such issue In trust for my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and the Heirs of her body lawfully issuing and in default of such issue In trust for my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher and the Heirs of his body lawfully issuing and for default of such issue to the use of my own right Heirs for ever I give and devise my Messuage or dwelling house with the Garden and Orchard thereunto belonging situate and being in Chilthorne Domer in the said County of Somerset containing about four acres unto the said Markes Lambe and John Batten their Heirs and assigns for ever upon trust to pay and apply the rents and profits thereof unto or for the use and benefit of my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life and I direct [that = inserted] the same shall be for the sole and separate use and benefit and shall not be subject or liable to the control debts or engagements of any husband or husbands whom she may hereafter marry and her receipts alone shall from time to time notwithstanding [reversion ?] be good and sufficient discharges for the same and from and after her death in trust for all and every her Child and Children equally divided between or amongst them if more than one share and share alike as Tenants in Common and their respective Heir and assigns for ever and if but one then the whole to such only Child his or her Heirs and assigns for ever and in case my said Granddaughter shall happen to die without leaving any child or children then in trust for my said Grandson Harold Pitcher his Heirs and assigns for ever I give and devise unto my said Son William Tanner Row three feather beds three bedsteads and furniture three pair of sheets three pair of blankets and three quilts to be [words illegible] to him by my Executors and I also give and bequeath unto my said Son William Tanner Row upon the condition hereinafter mentioned all the Tables and Chairs and other articles of furniture and household implements in the Kitchen of my dwelling house at Lyde aforesaid and also all the Casks and Barrels in the Cellar next the Waggon House and also one Waggon and one put and two Cart Horses and Harness to be chosen and selected by my Executors I also give to my said Granddaughter Eliza Pitcher a Bedstead and furniture one feather bed two Blankets two sheets and one Counterpane and one dozen of china Cups and Saucers I give and bequeath all the Residue of my household goods and furniture plate [mattress ?] wearing apparel linen china and other Effects which shall be in or about my dwellinghouses at Lyde and Chelborough aforesaid at the time of my death and also the beer cider spirits and other liquors [word illegible] casks and bottles in my Cellars and all the live and dead stock and implements of Husbandry Phaeton horses and harness at Lyde and Chelborough aforesaid or elsewhere unto my said natural son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher his Executors Administrators and Assigns I direct that suitable and proper mourning be given to my said daughter Charlotte Pitcher and her Children and to the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher [and Harriett Walters Pitcher = inserted] and that five pounds be given and distributed by my Executors in [word illegible] to and amongst the Poor of the parish of Barwick and Stoford in one month next after my decease I also give unto my servant Elizabeth Frampton if living with me at the time of my death five pounds to be paid her by my Executors within one month after my decease and as for and concerning all the residue of my of my Messuages Lands and hereditaments in the Counties of Somerset and Dorset or elsewhere not hereinbefore devised and all the Residue and Remainder of my Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and of what nature and [word illegible] I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said natural son the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and I make and appoint the said Markes Lambe and John Batten joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my true last Will and testament And I do hereby declare and direct that the devise of the said Close called Radclisses Lake to my said Son William Tanner Row and his issue is so made on this express condition that he do not claim or demand the possession of my said dwellinghouse at Lyde aforesaid or disturb the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher in the occupation thereof until the expiration of one month after my death and that if the said William Tanner Row shall disturb or interrupt the said John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher in such possession within the time aforesaid then I revoke and make void the devise of the said [word illegible] in favor of my said son and his issue and I do hereby give and devise the same in the first instance to such uses upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as are hereinbefore declared concerning the same upon the death and failure of issue of him my said son provided always and I herby direct that if my said respective Trustees hereby appointed or any future [Trustee = inserted] to be appointed in pursuance of this present power shall die or be desirous of being discharged from or shall refuse or decline or be incapable to act in the trusts hereby respectively in them reposed as aforesaid before the said trusts shall be fully executed and performed it shall and may be lawful to and for the surviving or other Trustee or Trustees in respect of the trust promises vested in such Trustee who shall do or decline or become incapable to act by any writing or writings under their or his or her hand and seal or hands and seals and to be attested by two or more witnesses to nominate substitute or appoint any other person or persons to be Trustee or Trustees in the place or stead of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to be discharged or refusing [word illegible] or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid and that when and as often as any new Trustee or Trustees shall be nominated and appointed as aforesaid all and every the trust Estates monies and premises which shall be vested in the Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to be discharged or refusing [word illegible] or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid shall with all convenient [two words illegible] respectively conveyed assigned transferred and paid in such sort and manner and that the same shall and may be legally and effectually vested in the Surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees and such new Trustee and Trustees upon the same trusts and for the same ends interests and purposes and under and subject to the same powers provisos and directions as are hereinbefore declared of and concerning the same or such of them as shall be then subsisting and capable of taking effect And such new Trustee or Trustees shall be as capable of acting in the execution of the trusts of this my will as effectually as if originally appointed and I hereby authorise and empower my said Trustees the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor from time to time to devise and let the said Messuages Dwellinghouses Lands and Hereditaments hereby given and devised to them in trust for the said Margaret Ann Walters Pitcher Harriet Walters Pitcher Charlotte Pitcher and Eliza Pitcher and their respective issue to any person or persons for any term or number of years not exceeding seven years in possession at the most [improved ?] rent and without taking any fine and it is my will and I hereby direct that a sufficient part of the rents be from time to time applied by my Trustees in repairing and keeping in repair and insuring from loss by fire the said Messuages Houses and Buildings as occasion shall require and I hereby further authorise and empower the said Markes Lambe and John Batten and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor during the minority of any person or persons who for the time being shall be [word illegible] in possession to the said several Messuages Lands and Hereditaments thereby devised and limited to the use of my [said = inserted] Grandson Harold Pitcher and my said natural Son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher and their issue respectively with such remainder over as aforesaid in like manner to devise and let the same Messuages Lands and Hereditaments or any part thereof to any person or persons for the life term or terms and upon the life conditions as aforesaid and I further authorise and empower my said Trustees and the Survivor of them his Executors and administrators in like manner to apply a sufficient part of such rents in repairing and keeping in repair the said Messuages or dwellinghouses and Premises and I further authorise and empower them my said Trustees to apply and apply such part of the rents of the respective shares to which any such person or persons so being under age as aforesaid shall then be presumptively [word illegible] for and towards his her or their maintenance or education or for establishing him her or them in any [post ?] or profession or otherwise for his her or their advancement in life until he she or they shall respectively attain or arrive at the age of twenty one years and I do hereby direct and declare that the several Trustees hereby appointed as aforesaid and each and every of them and their respective Heirs Executors and Administrators shall be charged and chargeable respectively for such monies only as they shall respectively actually [service ?] by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding their or any of their giving or signing or joining in giving or signing any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and that one or more of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them or for involuntary losses and also that it shall be lawful fro them and each and every of them with and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to rejoin and to reimburse themselves respectively and also to allow to their respective Cotrustee or Cotrustees all such charges damages and expenses which they or any of them shall or may sustain expend disburse be at or be put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereunto also I hereby direct that the said John Batten during so long time as he shall continue to act in the execution of the trusts of this my will shall be paid or shall retain out of the trust monies which shall come to his hands all such reasonable and usual professional charges as he might lawfully make and prefer for his care time and trouble in and about the execution of the trusts aforesaid In Witness whereof I the said William Row the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in nineteen sheets of paper to the first eighteen thereof subscribed my name and to this nineteenth and last sheet thereon subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight --- William Row (LS) --- Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Row the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto -

John Warden         John Gould Smith        Wm Phelps

 

Transcribed by Bob Osborn

 

Maps of the Yeovil land holdings of William Row

 

The following maps show the land holdings of William Row specifically mentioned in his will of 1828 (shown light green) together with additional land holdings attributed to his son John Tanner Whiteley Pitcher in the 1846 Tithe Apportionment (shown light yellow) - much of which was probably owned by William Row but not specifically named.

 

 

 

 

This is the above three maps stitched together. Across the bottom right is London Road (today's Sherborne Road) and running from centre to centre right is Meadway (today's Lyde Road). Running from top centre to join London Road is Brickyard Lane (today's St Michael's Avenue).