Saturday, March 30, 2013

Surname Saturday - FREEMAN (England > Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 7th great-grandmothers, up to number 575: Bennett FREEMAN (1671-1715). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three American generations of this FREEMAN family line is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)

70.  Thomas Dill (1755-1830)
71.  Hannah Horton (1761-1797)

142.  Nathaniel Horton (1721-1775)
143.  Eunice Snow (1722-????)

286.  Jabez Snow (1696-1760)
287.  Elizabeth Paine (1702-1772)

574.  John Paine, born 14 March 1660/61 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States; died 18 October 1731 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 1148. Thomas Paine and 1149. Mary Snow.  He married 4 March 1688/89 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

575.  Bennett Freeman, born 05 March 1670/71 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States; died 30 May 1716 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  
Children of John Paine and Bennett Freeman are:  John Paine (1690-1771); Mary Paine (1693-1770); William Paine (1695-1713); Benjamin Paine (1697-1713); Sarah Paine (1699-1772); male Paine (1701-1701); Elizabeth Paine (1702-1772); Theophilus Paine (1704-1755); Josiah Paine (1706-1728); Nathaniel Paine (1707-1728); Rebecca Paine (1709-1744); Mercy Paine (1712-1774); Benjamin Paine (1714-1717).

1150.  John Freeman, born before 28 January 1626/27 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England; died 28 October 1719 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 13 February 1649/50 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
1151.  Mercy Prence, born before 28 September 1631 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 28 September 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2302. Thomas Prence and 2303. Patience Brewster.
Children of John Freeman and Mercy Prence are:  John Freeman (1650-1651); John Freeman (1651-1721); Thomas Freeman (1653-1716); Edmond Freeman (1657-1717); Mercy Freeman (1659-1745); William Freeman (1660-1687); Hannah Freeman (1664-1744); Patience Freeman (1665-1746); Prence Freeman (1665-1665); Nathaniel Freeman (1669-1760); Bennett Freeman (1671-1716). 

2300.  Edmond Freeman, born before 25 July 1596 in Pulborough, Sussex, England; died before 02 November 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4600. Edmund Freeman and 4601. Alice Coles.  He married 16 June 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England.
2301.  Bennett Hodsoll, born before 25 August 1596 in All Saints Barking, London, England; died before 12 April 1630 in Pulborough, Sussex, England.  She was the daughter of 4602. John Hodsoll and 4603. Anne Maundy.
Children of Edmond Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll are:  Alice Freeman (1619-1651); Edmund Freeman (1620-1673); Thomas Freeman (1621-1621); Bennett Freeman (1622-1634); Elizabeth Freeman (1624-1692); John Freeman (1627-1719); Nathaniel Freeman (1629-1629); Mary Freeman (1630-1688).

Information on these families was obtained from:

William Jessup Cleaver, The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup, 172 Allied families (Baltimore, Md. : Gateway Press, Inc., 1989)

Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Memorial Lines (Milwaukee, Wis. : Wisconsin Cuneo Press, 1943)

Josiah Paine, "The Freemans -- The Eastham Branch of the Sandwich Family--Major John Freeman," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 20, No. 1 (January 1866), page 59.

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Rosemary said...

Since you were following Freeman I thought I would do the same with my 4th great grandmother Esther Freedman (Freeman).

Elizabeth Handler said...

Hello cousin! Edmond Freemand and Bennett Hodsoll are my 10th great grandparents. I descend from their daughter Elizabeth who married John Ellis. My line was in Sandwich for a few generations before moving to Maine.

Howard Swain said...

Since you mention Anne Maundy, I assume you've also see:
Robert L. Bush, "English Ancestry of Bennett Hodsoll, First Wife of Edmond^1 Freeman of Sandwich, Massachusetts," NEHGR, vol. 164, no. 2 (April 2010), pp. 104-111.

As Mr. Bush mentions, Edmond Freeman had a second wife, whom he identifies as Elizabeth Raynier.
Marriage was in 1632.

Most people assign daughter Mary to this second wife. See, for example, GM2nd vol II (C-F), pp.576-582. Also see The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley ... ed. by Donald Lines Jacobus, p. 26.

dabearsindabowl3 said...

I come through Harold J. (son of Joseph, b.1863, Braintreem MA) Freeman but I can't find anything further back!

Where could I find that info?!