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Henry Freeman

Male 1508 - 1585  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Henry Freeman 
    Born Between 1505 and 1508  of Irchester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 6 Aug 1580 and 29 Apr 1585  [3, 4, 6
    Alternate death 1585  [1
    Person ID I10927  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of FW, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 

    Family Joan Rudd 
    Married Between 1530 and 1533  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Freeman,   b. Abt 1534, of Irchester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 24 Mar 1585 and 11 May 1586  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F6352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He prospered as steward of certain manors, probably in the service of William, Lord Vaux of Harrowden, & invested in lands; at the same time, for social reasons, he entered his 4 sons in a London guild, the Skinners Company." [The Blackmans of Knight's Creek, citation details below.]

      Abstract of the "Will of Henry Freman of Archester, co. North":

      Dated 6th Aug. 1580. Proved 29th April 1585. (P.C.C. 15 Brudenell)

      To the mother church of Peterburghe 6d., vicar of Archester 12d., poor of Archester 6/8, of Wendlingburgh 6/8; Wolaston 5/-, Irtlingburgh 5/-, Higham Ferrers 6/8, Farnedish 20 d.

      To my son Thomas Freman 20/-, his three children 6/8 each. To my daughter Elizabeth Bowse 20/-, her six children 6/8 each. To each of my daughter Mary's seven children 6/8. To Margaret Freeman late wife of my son Oswolde Freman deed. 20/-, and to her five children 6/8 each. To my son George Freeman 20/-. To repairs of Stable Bridge in Archester 2/-, of Dycheford Bridge in the same 2/-.

      To my son George Freeman my messuage in Londonende in Archester and a croft "Meriwethers Yarde" and all my lands etc. free and copyhold in Archester, Knoston and Irtlingburgh late in the tenure of Margarett Freeman late wife of Oswold Freman deed. for life, and then to Henry Freman son and heir of the said Thomas Freman and his heirs for ever; also one yarde land "Humberland" in Archester and all lands in Archester late in the occupation of the said Margarett Freeman which I have on lease from William Vaux Lord Harrowdon, for the term yet to come, and if he die first, the remainder to the said Henry Freman.

      To my son Thomas Freman all my lands etc. in Overdeane and Netherdeane, co. Bedford, and in Archester and Knoston, co. Northt., to him and his heirs for ever; also the lease of my parsonage of Archester and of my windmill in Farnesdishe, co. Bedford, and a close "Duffehouse Close" and a dovehouse and one yarde lande and one other close now a hopyarde and a cottage in Archester which I have of William Vaus Lord Harrowdon for the rest of my term; if he die first, then to the said Henry son of Thomas Freman.

      To William Buttery my clerke [blank]. Residue to relieve such of my children as have most need. Exors: my sons Blase Freman and Thomas Freman. Overseers: my son in law John Barnes and [blank], to each 6/8. I require my Exors: to deliver all court rolls especially such as be engrossed in paper books like to a Regester of wylles to the owners of the same except such as my son Thomas shall hereafter fortune to get the stewardship of as I have had.

      No witnesses. Proved 29th April 1585 by Thomas Freman, son, p.r. to Blase Freman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980.

    2. [S978] American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales by Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984., place only.

    3. [S1853] Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Frances Helen Miller by Mary Lovering Holman (vol. 1) and Winifred Lovering Holman (vol. 2). Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1948-1952.

    4. [S3781] Clarence Almon Torrey, "Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke." The American Genealogist 13:1, July 1936.

    5. [S2672] The Visitations of Northamptonshire Made in 1564 and 1618-19, with Northamptonshire Pedigrees from Various Harleian Mss. ed. Walter C. Metcalfe. London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1887., place only.

    6. [S978] American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales by Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984.