Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard FREEMAN (1770-?)

and Hannah STONER (c1782-1822)


Richard Freeman and Hannah Stoner married by licence on 29 April 1813 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  They were both of West Grinstead.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Poltock and Elizabeth Poltock.  Their marriage licence was issued on 27 April 1813 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester.  It recorded that Richard was a bachelor aged 40 years and upwards and that he was a farmer of West Grinstead (4 weeks).  Hannah was a spinster aged 30 years and upwards and also of West Grinstead (4 weeks).  Surety for the licence was provided by Richard himself and John Pollard a corn chandler.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Richard was the nephew of my 5x great grandfather, John Freeman.)

Richard Freeman was baptised on 23 September 1770 in West Grinstead.  He was the son of Richard Freeman (c1745-1830) and Mary Lish (1743-1811).

Hannah Stoner was born about 1782/3, possibly in West Grinstead, although her baptism does not seem to have been recorded in the parish registers.  She was the daughter of Henry Stoner (1751-1821) and Elizabeth Chasemore (1742-1833).  Hannah died aged 39 years and was buried on 5 September 1822 in West Grinstead.  A removal order was issued to her parents on 4 November 1786, at which time she was said to have been 4 years old.


Richard Freeman and Hannah Stoner had 3 known children:

  1. Phillis Freeman was baptised on 30 March 1816 in West Grinstead.

  2. Elizabeth Freeman was baptised on 7 October 1821 in Ashurst, at which time her father was a labourer.

  3. Caroline Freeman was baptised on 7 October 1821 in Ashurst.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012