Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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Richard Freeman was most probably my 8x Great Grandfather. He
may have married sometime before or about 1685.
Richard Freeman's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
He may have been born in the 1640's and have been the son of
Freeman (c1600-1670). He was mentioned in the 1707
will of his
brother John Freeman, at which time Richard was of Shipley, Sussex.
Richard may have died in Ashurst, Sussex and have been buried on 4 August
1743 in West Grinstead, Sussex, but if he was born in the 1640's I would
think the burial was of another Richard. William Freeman
appointed his son Richard as an executor to his 1669 will, he also
mentioned that his son John was under 21 years old in 1669.
Richard Freeman and
unknown had 6 known children:
Freeman, my 7x Great Grandfather, was mentioned in his uncle
John's will. (He has his own page.)
Mary Freeman was mentioned in the will of her uncle John. Did
she or her sister Ann marry a Goacher and then have a son
named Daniel Goacher?
John Freeman was born about about 1689.
He died aged 88 years and was buried on 1777 in West Grinstead. He
left a will dated 4 May 1775 and proved on 14 July 1779 - click
read my transcript of his will. He appointed his nephew Daniel
Goacher as the executor of his will.
John married Susan Beard on 21 April 1719 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
He was then of Shermanbury and she of Henfield.
Susan was baptised on 9 October 1689 in Woodmacote and was the daughter of
Edward Beard and Ann. She was buried on 27 December
1733 in West Grinstead.
John and Susanna have a headstone in West Grinstead, which records that he
died aged 88 years on 10 December 1777 whilst she died aged 41(?) on 23
John and Susan had 1 known son:
Edward Freeman was baptised on 17 April 1720 in Shermanbury.
He was buried on 17 December 1733 in West Grinstead.
Ann Freeman was mentioned in the will of her uncle John. Did
she marry Christopher Golds by licence on 15 September 1728 at All
Saints in Chichester? Their marriage licence was issued on 14
September 1728 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, and it recorded that
Christopher was a bachelor and yeoman whilst Ann was a spinster.
They were both of Ashington. The sponsors of their licence were
Christopher himself and Richard Freeman a tailor of Ashurst.
(Was Richard her father or brother or uncle?) And, did Christopher
and Ann have a son named John Golds who married Mary West by
licence on 12 May 1756 in Ashurst? At the time John was a husbandman
and Mary a spinster and they were both of Ashurst. Sponsors of their
marriage licence were John himself and John Freeman a farmer of
Jane Freeman she was mentioned in her brother John's will as
Frances Freeman was mentioned in her
uncle John's will. She was buried in West Grinstead in 1784.
Frances married Edward Wickerson sometime before1733, but so far no
possible marriage has been found for them.
Edward was baptised on 6 January 1700 in Shermanbury and was the son of
Thomas Wickenson and Elizabeth Denney. He left a will
dated 10 November 1757 and proved on 11 January 1797 - click
to read my transcript of his will.
Edward and Frances had 3 known children:
Edward Wickerson was baptised on 5 January 1733 in West
Elizabeth Wickerson was mentioned in her father's will as the
wife of John Heyett. She was then mentioned in her uncle
John's will as the wife of Richard Butler.
Elizabeth first married John Herriott by banns on 27 May 1755 in
West Grinstead. He was then of Nuthurst and she a spinster of West
Grinstead. As a widow Elizabeth Heryat married Richard
Butcher by banns on 26 June 1770 in Ashurst. He was then a
bachelor and they were both of Ashurst.
John Wickerson was born about 1737 and baptised on 5 September
1739 in West Grinstead. John died aged 19 and was buried in West
Grinstead in 1756.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012