William Fowle of Chute

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation as owner-in-fee of the Wiltshire estate in St James Jamaica, which he inherited indirectly from his uncle, also William Fowle (q.v. under William Fowle of St James). Henry Fowle, the father of William Fowle of Chute, had been the residuary heir of William Fowle of St James, and had already settled one moiety of the Wiltshire estate on his son William before his death.

  1. William Fowle [then of Durrington] married Miss Everett, eldest daughter of Thomas Everett MP of Bedford Square, in 1799. William Fowle bought the Chute Lodge estate in Wiltshire c. 1805, and devised it to his son Rev. Henry Fowle (d. 1865): it then passed to Henry Fowle's brother T.E. Fowle and in turn to T.E. Fowle's son W.H. Fowle, who sold Chute Lodge c. 1906.

  2. William Fowle of Chute was High Sheriff of Wiltshire 1813. Will of William Fowle of Chute Lodge Wiltshire proved 01/08/1840; Will of William Fowle of St James, County of Cornwall, Island of Jamaica proved 04/05/1797. Montego Bay churchyard: monument to Wm Fowle Esq of Wiltshire Estate native of Charlton Co. Wilts who died 06/07/1796, monument erected by his nephew W. Fowle Esq of Durrington co. Wiltshire. There is in turn a memorial to William Fowle of Chute Lodge who died in 1840 and his wife who died in 1842 in the Church of St Nicholas, Chute, Wiltshire.

  3. William Fowle son of Henry Fowle of Charlton Wiltshire matriculated St John's College Oxford 06/02/1788 aged 17 BA 1791, MA 1796.   William Fowle 1813 took out gamekeepers license for Wm Wyle for Chute Forest in Wiltshire, and a Game Certificate 1825.


T71/873 St James claim no. 33 

  1. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 85 1799 p. 527; 'Chute Forest', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16: Kinwardstone Hundred (1999) pp. 120-126, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23043 [accessed 15/02/2012].

 2. PROB 11/1932; PROB 11/1290; J.H. Lawrence-Archer, Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies from the earliest date, with genealogical and historical annotations, from original, local and other sources (London, Chatto & Windus, 1875); http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-312298-church-of-st-nicholas-chute [accessed 15/02/2012].

 3. 'Salisbury and Winchester Journal and General Advertiser', 25/10/1813 and 19/09/1825.

Further Information

Miss Everett
Henry; T.E.

Associated Claims (1)

£3,686 1s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1807 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Chute Lodge [Purchased] 
description →
Grade I 18thC country house, built for John Freeman of the East India Co., purchased by William Fowle in 1805, and modified in the 19thC by members of the Fowle...

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
High Sheriff
1813 - 1813

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
William Fowle of Chute inherited the estates of his uncle William Fowle of St James after the death of the former's father Henry c....
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Chute Lodge, Chute, Wiltshire, Wessex, England