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Alice Freeman

Female Abt 1595 - Aft 1658  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Alice Freeman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1595  [5
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death Aft 24 Dec 1658  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Aft 24 Dec 1658  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2968  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 

    Father Henry Freeman,   b. Abt 1564,   d. 5 Aug 1606, Cranford St. John, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret Edwards,   b. Bef 25 Sep 1565, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Aug 1637  (Age > 72 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1589  St. Sepulchre, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F5969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Parke,   b. Bef 3 Jun 1580, Postingford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1665, Mystic, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 84 years) 
    Married Aft 30 May 1644  [3, 7
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 06:35:07 
    Family ID F6398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Tompson,   b. Between 1580 and 1590, of Little Preston, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Nov 1626  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 1613  [5, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Bridget Thompson,   b. Bef 10 Sep 1622, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 06:35:07 
    Family ID F340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of Teresa's four solidly-documented "gateway ancestors".

      "Alice and at least two of her daughters emigrated to New England. She was living in Roxbury, Massachusetts, by 2 April 1640, when a complaint was drawn up against 'Alice Tompson widdow.'" [Randy A. West, citation details below.]

      Descendants of Alice Freeman of particular interest to anyone liable to be looking at the ancestry of people named Nielsen Hayden include Edgar Rice Burroughs, L. Frank Baum, and Thomas Pynchon. Other notable descendants include Katherine Hepburn, Julia Child, Fannie Farmer, Grace Slick, Louis Auchincloss, Dorothea Dix, George B. McClellan, Cyrus McCormick, Charles Dana Gibson, Clarence Almon Torrey, Kingman Brewster Jr., Nelson and David Rockefeller, Archibald MacLeish, Warren G. Harding, Humphrey Bogart, Harriet Monroe, Admiral George Dewey, Spencer W. Kimball, Martha Graham, George F. Kennan, Robert Lansing, Seth Low, and (as noted on our entry for her husband John Thompson) Diana Frances Spencer. More on Alice Freeman's progeny here.

      John Tompson (d.1626) = Alice Freeman (1595-1658)
      Dorothy Thompson (1624-1707) = Thomas Parke (1616-1709)
      Martha Parke (b. 1646) = Isaac Wheeler
      Martha Wheeler (d. 1745) = John Williams (d. 1702)
      Eunice Williams (1702-1772) = Joseph Gallup (1695-1760)
      Lucy Gallup = James Eldredge
      Eunice Eldredge = James McClellan
      Dr. George McClellan (1796-1847) = Elizabeth Sophia Brinton (1800-1889)
      George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)

      John Tompson (d.1626) = Alice Freeman (1595-1658)
      Dorothy Thompson (1624-1707) = Thomas Parke (1616-1709)
      Dorothy Parke (b. 1652) = Joseph Morgan (1646-1704)
      Margaret Morgan (b. 1686) = Ebenezer Hibbard (1682-1732)
      Keziah Hibbard (b. 1722) = Caleb Bishop (1717-1785)
      Lucy Bishop (1747-1783) = Benejah Strong (1740-1809)
      Dr. Joseph Strong (1770-1812) = Rebecca Young (1779-1862)
      Eleanor Strong (1805-1863) = John Wood (1785-1848)
      Ellen Wood (1831-1877) = Franklin H. Work (1819-1911)
      Frances Ellen Work (1857-1947) = James Boothby Burke Roche (1851-1920)
      Edmund Maurice Burke Roche (1885-1955) = Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993)
      Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) = Edward John Spencer (1924-1992)
      Diana Frances Spencer (1961-1997) = Charles, Prince of Wales (1948- )
      William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982- )

  • Sources 
    1. [S925] Spencer Miller, "Willie, Denison and Abbott Families of Bishop's Stortford, Co. Herts, England." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 67:46, January 1936.

    2. [S972] Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Mass. by Anna Chesebrough Wildey. New York: T. A. Wright, 1903., first name only.

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

    4. [S1362] Denison Genealogies at The Denison Homestead site., first name only.

    5. [S965] Randy A. West, "Alice Freeman, Wife of John Tompson of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, and of Robert Parke of Connecticut: New Information on Her Parents, Siblings, Children, and First Husband." The American Genealogist 87:209, January-April 2015.

    6. [S1436] Randy A. West, "New Information on the Edwards Ancestry of Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Connecticut." The American Genealogist 88:302, October 2016.

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

    8. [S966] David L. Greene, "Mary, Wife of the Rev. Richard Blinman of Marshfield, Gloucester, and New London: An Unsolved Problem." The Genealogist (n.s.) 4:173, Fall 1983., "about 1615".

    9. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., "abt. 1615".