William III††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Married Margaret Rogers



After the death of their Father Richard,there appears to be no recordas to whether or not William andRichard were placed into guardianship if so it would not have been for many years, but one fact is certain they both would have been fairlywealthy young men.

The estate appears to have been divided fairly evenly, William inherited all of the Kimmeridge and Wareham property and land.††††† ††††††††The remainder going to Richard, Williamís property assets were shortly to increase upon his marriage to Alice salmon, the daughter Robert Salmon of semley in Wiltshire.††


Into the marriage his wife brought a great deal of property, and she would later inherit, almost the whole of her fathers estates in Wiltshire.There is not very much on record regarding, William and I have not carried out, a great deal of research in this respect, also quite early onin my efforts to establish a family tree, I realised, Thathe had no connection with the lineage of the present day families, and therefore both he and his wife were of very little interest to me.

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William had a son named George who inherited the whole of his fathers estate, and he had an illegitimate son named William who will feature later on in my account. When his daughter Edith married Francis, the son Walter.

Richard III

†† B 1451

††† D 1493††††††††††


Although Richard was the younger son he did not do too badly he inherited the Shaftesbury estate,

including both land an properties, along with the granted properties in Hilton and Buckland Newton,also property in Dorchester, and various other smaller amounts of land, elsewhere in Dorset.He also inherited all of the estates in Somerset. On the face of it he may have had, afar greater dealthan William, in as much as†† most ofthisland, wasin veryfertile farmingcountry,whereasthe land which William Inheritedwas onthe whole ofpoorer quality, being mostlybleak reclaimed heathland. I could find no record of Richardís marriage or how many children he had other than, Richard the rest probably died at a young age.

Record of land at Hilton and Buckland Newton passing to son Richard


Richard IV

B 1482

D 1552

There is very little on record regarding this Richard land and holdings inherited from his father these only came to light in later years after they were inherited by his son Walter who appears to

Have been his only son.


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