2. John BURNETT
John left a will, proved at York 16 Jul 1790, naming wife Ellen as sole beneficiary and executrix. John described himself as "...of Hud Hole in the parish of Ripon...farmer...". His wife Ellen in her declaration of the value of her late husband's estate, described John as "farmer...under Richard WOOD Esq...of lands in the parish of Ripon". Hood Hole it would appear was part of the estate of landowner Richard WOOD and John BURNETT was a tenant farmer there.
John had previously farmed at Broadfields in the parish of Ripon. This was the residence given in the Ripon parish register at the baptisms of John's children between 1755 and 1775. Broadfields was also given as the residence of John's son Thomas, between 1800 and 1805, at the baptisms of his children and his own burial. There is no further reference to a BURNETT presence at Broadfields in the Ripon parish register. Presumably Thomas had taken over at Broadfields when his father John moved to Hood Hole.
After John's death his son William took over at Hood Hole - William's residence is given as "Hoodhole" in the Ripon parish register at the baptisms of his children between 1791 and 1806. William died in 1807 and there is no further reference to a BURNETT presence at Hood Hole in the Ripon parish register.
10. Ann BURNETT
At the time of her marriage to William MAWSON in 1791, Ann was living at "Broadfields" in the parish of Ripon. This was the 'abode' given for both Ann and her future husband on their marriage licence bond.
William MAWSON was only 20yrs old and therefore a minor. William BURNETT, "yeoman, of Broadfields" and Mary BROWNE, made an oath that the trustees of the estate of Benjamin POLLARD, William MAWSON's uncle, had
consented to the marriage.
William BURNETT was Ann's brother. Their father John BURNETT died in 1790 and it seems that William had taken over the running of the farm at "Broadfields".