William III to Richard IV
1449 to 1562
Married Margaret Rogers
After the death of their Father Richard, there appears to be no record as to whether or not William and Richard were placed into guardianship if so it would not have been for many years, but one fact is certain they both would have been fairly wealthy 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, William’s 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 on in my efforts to establish a family tree, I realised, That he 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. 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.
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, a far greater deal than William, in as much as most of this land, was in very fertile farming country, whereas the land which William Inherited was on the whole of poorer quality, being mostly bleak reclaimed heathland. I could find no record of Richard’s 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
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.