Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Peter FREEMAN (1796-1863)

and Elizabeth STANDING (c1802-?)

 

Peter Freeman and Elizabeth Standing married by banns on 8 August 1819 in Ashurst, Sussex.  Peter was a bachelor and Elizabeth a spinster.  They were both of Ashurst and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Felix Freeman and Harriot Parson who both made their X marks.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Peter was the brother of my 4x Great Grandmother, Mary Freeman.)

Peter Freeman was baptised privately on 4 February 1796 in Ashurst.  He was the son of 5 93 John Freeman (c1749-1819) and Ann Woolven (1753-1831).  He died aged 67 years and was buried on 2 August 1863 in Ashurst.

Elizabeth Standing was born about 1802 in West Grinstead.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their son William were living in the Old Workhouse in Ashurst and Peter was an agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night were 30 year old Amos O'Conor a tin man and 50 year old William Goacher an agricultural labourer.  In 1851 the couple were living in the Parish House in Ashurst and Peter was an agricultural labourer.  The couple were still living in the Parish House in 1861 and they then had their 2 year old granddaughter, Caroline Freeman staying with them.

 

Peter Freeman and Elizabeth Standing had 5 known children:

  1. Felix Freeman was born about 1820 in Ashurst or West Grinstead.  He died aged 55 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1877 in the Horsham registration district.

    Felix married Elizabeth Worsfold on 11 October 1843 in Wiston, Sussex.

    Elizabeth was born about 1833/4 in Shipley.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living in what look like a cottage at Basinby, Bothing Road in Shipley.  Felix was then a 31 year old agricultural labourer.  In 1861 the family were living at Basin in Shipley.  The couple and their 2 youngest children were still at Basin when the 1871 census was recorded.  Also with them was their 3 year old grandson Edward W. Freeman.

    Felix and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Peter Freeman was born about 1844 in Wiston.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 17 year old groom living at home with his parents and siblings.

    2. Frances Freeman was born about 1846 in Washington.  She was 4 years old in 1851.

    3. Henry Freeman was baptised on 12 November 1848 in Shipley, at which time his father was a labourer.  In 1851 he was 2 years old.  He was a 12 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.

    4. Elizabeth Freeman was baptised on 5 January 1851 in Shipley, at which time her father was a labourer.  She was 3 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.

    5. George Freeman was baptised on 1 May 1853 in Shipley, at which time his father was a labourer.  He was 8 years old in 1861.

    6. Marianna Freeman was baptised on 2 December 1855 in Shipley, at which time her father was a labourer.  In 1861 she was a 5 year old scholar.

    7. Caroline Freeman was baptised on 2 May 1858 in Shipley, at which time her father was a labourer.  She was 2 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    8. Edward Freeman was baptised on 28 April 1861 in Shipley, at which time his father was a labourer from Baysdene in Shipley.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was 2 months old.  In 1871 he was a 10 year old agricultural labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    9. Kate Freeman was born about 1865 in Shipley.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1871.

  2. Frances Freeman was baptised on 16 December 1821 in Ashurst, at which time her father was a labourer.

  3. William Freeman was baptised on 23 May 1824 in Ashurst, at which time his father was a labourer.  He died aged 33 years and was buried on 7 July 1857 in Ashurst.  He was 15 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 27 year old agricultural labourer lodging in the home of Edward Bull at Chatfield House in Bolney.

  4. Henry Freeman was baptised on 16 April 1826 in Ashurst, at which time his father was a labourer.  He died aged 22 years and was buried on 29 October 1848 in Ashurst.

  5. Caroline Freeman was baptised on 16 March 1828 in Ashurst, at which time her father was a labourer.  In 1841 a 12 year old Caroline Freeman was a servant in the home of William Golds a farmer at Pruveyors in Shipley, Sussex.

    Caroline married John Stiles on 15 May 1847 in Ashurst.  She was then a 20 year old spinster and he a 25 year old bachelor.  Their fathers were named as Edward Stiles and Peter Freeman.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Freeman and Harriott Sturt.

 

FREEMAN          STANDING

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012