Vicar Pasture

1838 Tithe Map Ref: 4B Vicar Pasture approx 73 acres
Owner Peter Burrill Occupier Peter Burrill
Fields/Property 373 to 393
Vicar Pasture Tithe Map.ex.docx

373 High Allotment, pasture
374 Rape Close, pasture
374a Road
375 Stripe, arable
376 Middle Close, arable
377 Barn and Stackyard, arable
378 High Close, meadow
379 House Close, pasture
380 House, outbuildings & garden. Vicar Pasture
381 Calf Garth & Stackstand, pasture
382 Hills, arable
383 Hills Bottom, arable
384 Low Bottom, arable
385 Low Stand, arable
386 Low Pasture, arable
386a Road
387 Close before House, arable
387a Road
388 Near Allotment, pasture
388a Road
389 Middle Allotment, arable
390 Far Allotment, pasture
391 High Close & cow house, pasture
392 Middle Close, arable
393 Lady Hill Close, arable

1841 Census
Peter Burrill aged 55, his wife Susannah 40, son John 13, daughter Mary 9.
Servants Robert Cundall 70, Mary Cundall 35, William Bruce 55, Thomas Archer 20,
Ellen Atkinson 15.
Independent at Swetton Farm

1842 Electoral Register
Peter Burrill, Dallowgill. Freehold estate, Swetton
1851 Census
Peter Burrill 64, his wife Susannah 54, son John 23, sister in law Mary Cundall 47, servants John Lofthouse 20, Robert Ashby 17, Jane Wood 17,
Freehold farmer 153 acres at Swetton Farm
Peter Burrill sells Vicar Pasture to Richard Weatherhead of Brimham Rocks
for £2300 by private contract. 01.12.1856

1861 Census
Peter Burrill 78, his wife Susannah 64, sister in law, Mary Cundall 57, son John 33, daughter in law Jane 32, grandsons William John 5, John William 2, Leonard Peter 1. Servants Ann Metcalfe 15, Charles Hayton 12. Daughter Mary 29.
Farming 85 acres at Swetton Farm
Thomas Clark aged 73, daughter Mary Whitwham 38, son in law James Whitwham 38, grandson Thomas Clark Whitwham1. Farming 80 acres at Swetton(Vicar Pasture),
Peter Burrill buried 22.10.1863 aged 81, Swetton

1871 Census
Thomas Clark 83, daughter Mary Whitwham 47,son in law James Whitwham 47,
grandson Thomas Clark Whitwham 11.
Farming 79 acres at Vicar Pasture

1881 Census
James Whitwham 57 his wife Mary 57, servant Miles Carling 26.
Farming 80 acres at Vicar Pasture.

1891 Census
James Whitwham 67 his wife Mary 67, grandson Thomas Clark Whitwham 13
Farming at Vicar Pasture
Mary Whitwham buried 05.01.1897 aged 73

1901 Census
William John Burrill 45, his wife Kate 29, father John 73, daughters Dora 9,
Margaret 4. Servant Fred Ashby 17. Farming at Swetton Farm
Vicar Pasture not mentioned
Possibly Reuben King 61 his wife Elizabeth 53, son Thomas Barker King? 23,
daughters Jane 19, Emma 17. Farming at Dallowgill (Vicar Pasture?)

1911 Census
Kate Burrill widow 38, daughters Dora 19, Margaret 14, Servant Robert Burton 30.
Farming at Swetton Farm
Vicar Pasture not mentioned
Possibly Reuben King 71 his wife Elizabeth 63, son Robert? 32,
daughters Jane 29, Emma 27, servant William Waite 19.
Farming at Dallowgill (Vicar Pasture?)

Burrill and Mortgages to Weatherhead Requisitions on Abstract

Q1 It must be shown that the property is no longer chargeable with the Legacies mentioned in John Burrill’s Will of 1759.
A1 It may be safely presumed of this remote period that the legacies charged on the Estate by this Will have been discharged long ago. The Vendor is not aware of the existance of any Legacy Receipts. Cannot the legal receipts be produced?

Q2 Some proof of Identity of the property mentioned in the above Will with the property sold must be given.
A2 A Statutary Declaration shall be made by some person who has been acquainted with the property for the last 30 years that the same has been in possession for that period of the Vendor and his ancestors. See further requisition No. 1

Q3 It must be shown that the person entitled to the life estate and annuity and also that the Legacies are no longer chargeable upon the property which are mentioned in the Will of Leonard Burrill of October 1805.
A3 The Legacies were released by the Deed Poll of Oct. 1829 as the abstract clearly shews and the person entitled to the life estate and annuity is dead and appears by the recital in the same Deed. See further requisition No.2

Q4 Some proof of the Identity of the premises must be given
A4 See answer to the 2nd Requisition

Q5 Was Rye Wood Close devised to Leonard Burrill by the Will of 1759?
A5 Rye Close was devised to John Burrill and the wood growing and to grow thereon was given to Leonard. It is now the absolute property of the Vendor.
See further requisition No. 3.

Q6 It must be shewn that the property is no longer chargeable with the annurity and debts and legacies mentioned in the Will of John Burrill of June 1820.
A6 The Legacy to Elizabeth Burrill (afterwards Peacock) was also released by the Deed Poll of Oct. 1829. And the annuitant is dead as appears by the same Deed. All the Debts of John Burrill have been long since satisfied and have always been so treated in subsequent dealings with the Property

Q7 Are the Grantees mentioned in the Indenture of August 1856, Trustees?
A7 It does not appear from the Deed that they are Trustees.
See further requisition No.4

Q8 By the 4th Condition of Sale the Vendor agrees to deliver an Abstract and deduce a clear Title to the Inheritance in fee simple thereof free from incumbrances. It appears by the abstract that the property is subject to two separate and distinct Mortgages (which at present are Incumbrances). How does the Vendor propose to get in these Incumbrances?
A8 The mortgages will be paid off out of the purchase money and the mortgage will release in the usual way in the Conveyance to the purchaser.
See further requisition No.5

Q9 Are there any Judgements etc registered against the property?
A9 I am not aware of any.

Q10 Is the Vendor married? If so when did the marriage take place?
A10 Yes. Insert date of marriage

John Calvert for Henry Calvert , Masham. 10th January 1857

Further Requisitions

Q1 The Declaration should show that the Vendor is the Son of John Burrill the Testator of 1820 who was possessed of the property, now sold and that he took same as devised of Leonard Burrill his Father who was the Son of John Burrill the Testator of 1759. This can be done by some old person acquainted with the Family and who has heard his ancestors talk about it.
A1 The Declaration will be made according to the answer to the second Requisition.he Vendor is not the son of John Burrill (the testator of 1820). He was the Brother as the abstract shows – They were both the sons of Leonard Burrill

Q2 The Requisition applies to Legacies independant to those left to Elizabeth Burrill afterwards Peacock. The Deed Poll only applies to her legacies and is only executed by her and her Husband.
A2 The only other Legacy is one of £20 to the present vendor.

Q3 The Abstract does not shew that Rye Close Wood is the absolute property of the Vendor, this must be supplied.
A3 Rye Close Wood forms no part of the estate contracted to be sold to Mr Weatherhead, the Vendor cannot therefore be called upon to shew a title to it

Q4 This Requisition is not answered; the question asked is;
Are the Grantees Trustees?
A4 The Vendor cannot answer this Query. They are Mortgagees and will join in the Conveyance.

Q5 It will materially increase the Cost of the purchasers Conveyance making the Mortgagees parties; but we have no objection whatever to the proposed plan but the Vendor must make the Vendee some allowance for the extra cost and as the Wife of the Vendor appears to be entitled to Dower she will also be a necessary party and will have to join in and acknowledge the Deed and this cost must also be borne by the Vendor in accordance with the 4th Condition of Sale.
Q5 Two mortgages on an estate are not unusual, and the length of the Conveyance will not be increased whereby the Vendor can be called upon to contribute to the expense of it. The Wife of the Vendor will join in the Conveyance, and the Vendor will have the Deed acknowledged by her at his own expense.

Fisher & Plews
Masham. January 14th 1857

John Calvert for Henry Calvert
Masham. January 21st 1857

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