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
(c1745-1830) and Mary Lish
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
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.
Freeman and Hannah Stoner had 3 known children:
Phillis Freeman was baptised on 30 March 1816 in West Grinstead.
Elizabeth Freeman was baptised on 7 October 1821 in Ashurst, at
which time her father was a labourer.
Caroline Freeman was baptised on 7 October 1821 in Ashurst.
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