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Nicholas Pitts
(1758-1805)
Elizabeth Clark
(1758-1831)
Thomas Harris
(Abt 1783-1855)
Elizabeth Prettejohn
(1781-1839)
Nicholas Pitts
(1799-1870)
Elizabeth Prettejohn Harris
(1812-1877)

Mary Dorothea Pitts
(1845-1869)

 

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Mary Dorothea Pitts

  • Born: 1845 - Third Quarter, Kingsbridge, Devon
  • Died: Apr 1869, Kingsbridge, Devon at age 24
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bullet  General Notes:

1851 Census: Mary Dorothea (aged 5) was being tutored at home at South Allington House, Chivelstone.

In 1862 - when the will of Nicholas Pitts was executed - she was ackowledged and living at South Allington. There are also special provisions in the will concerning her legacy which suggest that she was incapacitated in some way:

"And I hereby direct and declare that the legacy hereby given to my daughter Mary Dorothea Pitts shall not at any time be paid over to her by my said sons or their representatives but shall be retained as a charge on the lands hereby charged therewith and the income arising from the said legacy shall be paid to my said daughter for her life for her sole and separate use free from the control of any husband she may marry and without the power of anticipation. And upon her death the principal of the said legacy and all interest thereon shall be divided in equal shares among all of the children of the said Mary Dorothea Pitts and the issue of any deceased child or children such issue taking his her or their parents share only, and if more than one in equal shares. But in case the said Mary Dorothea Pitts shall happen to marry with the consent of her then eldest surviving brother and sister, or if her brothers shall be dead with the consent of her two eldest surviving sisters then the principal of the said legacy shall be settled, if desired, so that subject to the life interest of the said Mary Dorothea Pitts therein the said intended husband may enjoy a life interest in the income arising from the said legacy with remainder to the children if any. But in case the said Mary Dorothea Pitts shall never be married, or shall happen to die without leaving any children or such children shall all happen to die under the age of twenty one years then I direct that the principal of the said legacy and all the income arising therefrom shall be applied and disposed of to and among my then surviving sons and daughters or any of their issue in such proportions manner and form as the said Mary Dorothea Pitts shall by her last will and testament or any codicil thereto duly executed direct or appoint. And in default of any such appointment the same shall be held upon trust for the equal benefit of all my sons and daughters who shall be living at the decease of the said Mary Dorothea Pitts and of the issue of any deceased son or daughter, such issue taking his her or their parents share only and if more than one in equal shares."



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