Person NameFellowes; William (1660-1724); Senior Master in Chancery (1707-1724); of Eggesford, Devon
TitleSenior Master in Chancery (1707-1724)
Epithetof Eggesford, Devon
ActivityThe vast majority of William Fellowes' (1660-1724) life was spent not as a member of the landed gentry, rather as a well-to-do lawyer (later judge) with extensive connections among the merchant elite of London. He was clearly a successful lawyer who enjoyed a long career in the courts which was recognised by his membership of the Royal Society, but he was also a brother of the director of the South Sea Company and the son-in-law of a prominent merchant in Joseph Martyn who was wealthy enough to provide for the purchase of an estate valued at £30,000. Once William purchased his country estates, it is not clear whether he spent most of his time practicing law or living as a gentleman, however he did not retire from his position as Senior Master in Chancery.
RelationshipsFather: William Fellowes
Mother: Susannah Coulson (m.1653), daughter of William Coulson and Ann Rhode
Spouse: Mary Martyn, daughter and heiress of Joseph Martyn (1643-1718) of St Mary-at-Hill, London
Children: Coulson Fellowes (1696-1769) m. Urania Herbert (m. 1725) daughter of Francis Herbert of Oakley Park, Shropshire and sister of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Powis (1703–1772)
Martin Fellowes (1702-1731)
William Fellowes of Shotesham Park (1705-1775)
Two Daughters
Linked entries in the catalogue
KR/R35/7Will of William Fellowes and related papers
KR/RB5/3London Cash Book (weekly payments & receipts.)
KR/R2/4/1Assignment of Mortgage.
KAR52/12/40/181st Part. Lord and Lady Harley. 2nd Part. Viscount Cheyne and John Morley. 3rd Part. Reverend Richard Bentley. 4th Part. Joseph Martyn, William Felowes and Thomas Andrews. Assignment of Mortgage R52/12/40/16.
KR/R1/1/35Assignment of Mortgage
KR/R32/4/1Attested Copy of Marriage Settlement.
KR/R35/7/1Copy of the Probate and the Will and Codicils of William Fellowes of Eggesford, Devon, Esq., Senior Master of the High Court of Chancery and one of the Masters of the Bench of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn.
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