Samuel FREEMAN

Samuel FREEMAN

Male Abt 1600 - Bef 1646  (~ 46 years)

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  • Name Samuel FREEMAN 
    Born Abt 1600  London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1630  London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1630  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 15 Oct 1646  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28827  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 

    Father John FREEMAN 
    Mother Priscilla ANGELO 
    Family ID F9633  Group Sheet

    Family Apphia QUICK,   d. Bef 1 Aug 1668 
    Married 14 Jul 1624  London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St. Ann Blackfriars, London.
    Divorced Abt 1644  [1
    Children 
     1. Henry FREEMAN,   b. Abt 1625
    +2. Samuel FREEMAN,   b. 11 May 1638, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9586  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1600 - London, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1624 - London, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1630 - London, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1630 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 15 Oct 1646 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'The Puritan' 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    "The Puritan" 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

  • Notes 
    • Great Migration Begins, pgs. 698-700: Samuel Freeman, of London, migrated in 1630 to Watertown. He returned to England early in 1631, and was back in New England by 1637. He was admitted a freeman on 22 May 1639, and was a member of the Watertown church.

      "On 9 November 1630: 'Mr. Clearke is prohibited cohabitation & frequent keeping company with Mrs. Freeman, under pain of such punishment as the Court shall think meet to inflict.

      "Mr. Clearke & Mr. Freeman hath bound themselves in L20 apiece that Mr. Clearke shall make his personal appearance at the next Court, to be holden in March, next, & in the meantime to carry himself in good behavior towards all people, & especially towards Mrs. Freeman, concerning whom there is strong suspicion of incontinency' [MBCR 1:81].

      "Samuel Freeman's mother died in London late in 1630, and probably as a result of disputes arising over her estate, he soon returned to England. He probably sailed on the Lyon in early 1631, since he is not among those admitted to freemanship in May 1631, even though he had applied the previous fall. By 1634 he had been imprisoned in London as a result of one of the family's many lawsuits, and in 1636 he was still in England [TAG 11:172-74].

      "In a letter of attorney dated 22 July 1640 Samuel Freeman described himself as 'now of Watertown in New England & late of Mawlyn in the County of Kent gent.' ...[Lechford 266-67].

      "On 12 December 1646 'Henry Freeman son of Samuel Freeman late of Watertown deceased' made a letter of attorney to John Newgate of Boston 'to receive a certain legacy given him by the last will of his grandmother Priscilla Freeman of Blackfryers in London deceased' [Aspinwall 68]. On 15 October 1650 Henry Freeman made a letter of attorney to Henry Bright of Watertown to ask of 'John Freeman gent. dwelling in Blackfriers all the rents, ussues & profits of a certain house in Blackfriars in London granted by Priscilla Freeman & not yet received' [Aspinwall 327].

      "In 1934 and 1935 Willis Freeman prepared a lengthy article, based on research of Edward L. Smith, which included transcripts of and extracts from many English records which securely establish the ancestry of Samuel Freeman, and give some flavor of the litigious and contentious proclivities of the entire family [TAG 11:73-80, 171-79]. One important event in the life of Samuel Freeman, his divorce, was not covered by Freeman, but was discussed in detail by Ella F. Elliott in 1943 [NEHGR 97:393]."

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 699.