Several persons surnamed Barrow were married at Burton-in-Kendal around the close of the 17th Century, e.g. Alice (1697), Thomas (1700), Edward (1703) and Richard (1704). There was also Robert, who was married at Kirkby Lonsdale (1700), but lived at Burton. It is likely they were all related, either siblings or cousins, but the information does not seem to be available. Their children were mainly baptised at Burton, though Richard's were baptised at Heversham instead. It is possible the parents (e.g. Richard) were brought up as Quakers and so not themselves baptised.

At the 1669-71 Hearth Tax returns, William "Burrow" and Edward "Burrow" each had one hearth at Burton-in-Kendal. It is possible that William was the son of Edward "Barro" (born at Flookburgh, baptised at Cartmel 10th April 1628). Alternatively, Edward could have been the son of William "Barow" of Staveley (baptised at Cartmel, 12th February 1628-29).

[BARW611] Edward Barrow married (at Cartmel Priory Church, 22nd January 1679/80) Ellen Nicholson. They had at least one child.

[BARW621] Richard Barrow married (at Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland, 20th June 1704) [JCKS622] Susannah Jackson (of Preston Patrick, Westmorland, see JACKSON).




Burton-in-Kendal Church
(30 September 2009)


Preston Patrick Church
(26 April 2004)

Richard and Susannah had seven children born at either Halfpenny or Knotts and all baptised at Heversham as follows:

It will be observed that four of Richard's children (William, Margaret, Agnes and Susannah) were married by licence.


Heversham Church
(30 September 2009)

Halfpenny and Knotts were small hamlets in Heversham parish, near to Birkrigg Park and Low Park which were small hamlets across the parish boundary in Burton-in-Kendal. Richard's Will refers to his two good friends and neighbours, Quakers, Richard Sill (1691-1758) from Birkrigg Park and George Crosfield (1706-84) from Low Park (though previously of Birkrigg Park).

Richard, who was a yeoman, died at Knotts, and was buried at Heversham (19th April 1741), three days after making his bed-side will (see WILL). One of the witnesses to his Will was his prospective son-in-law, John Nelson, whose bride-to-be thus figured in the bequests. Summarised, his monetary bequests were as follows:

One-off payments to be made one year after Richardís decease to:

His widow Susannah (fifteen pounds);

son John (fifty pounds);

son Richard (fifty pounds);

daughter Margaret (ten pounds);

daughter Agnes, now wife of William Carter, (ten pounds);

daughter Susannah (thirty pounds).

This alone totals 165 pounds

The two executors (widow Susannah and son John) each to be paid ten pounds for their services.

There were various minor bequests, in particular a clock and its case were eventually to go to his son John after the decease of Richard's widow, Susannah.

An inventory was taken of his assets (on 22nd April 1741) by his eldest son William, and the two good Quaker friends of the deceased (Richard Sill and George Crosfield), and also Thomas Fenton, the scribe who wrote out the will and inventory.

Richard Sill (1691-1758) was from Birkrigg Park and George Crosfield (1706-84) from Low Park (though previously of Birkrigg Park).

Richard's assets apparently excluded his minor bequests (e.g. the clock and case), and the total value was just under 22 pounds. Assuming there was money available to pay his monetary bequests (albeit the bulk of this was not to be paid for a further twelve months) it is not clear where this was to be found. So perhaps the total value of his monetary bequests had also been excluded from his assets. See INVENTORY.

Susannah died at Middleton (where her married daughters Agnes and Margaret lived), but was buried at Heversham (4th July 1746).

[BARW632] Margaret Barrow (born 1710, daughter of Richard) married (at Lancaster, 30th September 1735, by licence dated 29th September 1735) [BOTH631] John Booth (born 1695, see BOOTH).