HOME ~ Contact us

Edmund Freeman and Margaret Young

HUSBAND:
Edmund FREEMAN.
Born on 26 November 1620 in Billinghurst, Sussex, England; son of Edmund Freeman and Bennett Hodsell.

He married (1) Rebecca Prence on 22 April 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

He married (2) Margaret Young on 18 July 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Was Deputy to the General Court, Sandwich, MA (1666-1673); Assistant to the Governor, 1666-1686; 1689-91. From a deed dated 29 Apr 1674: "Edmond ffreman Junr. of Sandwich in the Colony of New Plimouth in America for a fatherly affection unto my son Joseph Burge & my daughter Patience the w. of Joseph Burge afsd... doe give freely... one moyetee of upland... in Sandwich, being formerly in the poss. of Edmond ffreeman Senr... six acres... doe give unto my son in law Joseph Burge... his heirs..." Signed Edmond ffreeman. Witnesses: Richard Bourne, the mark of Thomas Burge. The grantor personally appeared and acknowledged the instrument 2 Mar 1674/5, at which time "Margarett freeman his wife appeared and gave up... all her right in the meadow herein specified." [Plymouth Colony Records 5, pt. 2:379]. ["Edmond Freeman of Sandwich," The American Genealogist 40:2, Apr 1964].

He died before 5 January 1704 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Barnstable June ye 9th 1705. By Barnabas Lothrop Esq. Judge of Probate and Granting Letters of Administration for the County of Barnstable the Estate of Edmond ffreeman late of Sandwich who died intestate...pay Edmond ffreeman son of the deceased 15. 00. 00.
To Isaac Pope and Alice his wife 09. 07. 00.
To Richard Allen of Sandwich 00. 01. 10.
To John ffish and Margaret his wife 01. 13. 08.
To John Launders and Rachel his wife 01. 06. 00.
To Patience Burg vid. 05. 08. 00.
(Barnstable County Probate 2:190)
The above distribution names all but the two youngest daughters of the deceased, namely, Sarah the wife of Richard Landers and Deborah the wife of Thomas Landers. [Maclean W. McLean, "Mr. Edmond Freeman of Sandwich, Mass., and His Family," The American Genealogist 40:20:103-110, 1964]

WIFE (1):
Rebecca Prence.
daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and Patience Brewster

CHILDREN of Edmund Freeman and Margaret Young:
  1. Patience Freeman. (S3).
  2. Rebecca Freeeman. (S3).


WIFE (2):
Margaret Young. (Perry-S3).
She was born about 1576 at Cowfold, Sussex, England
* daughter of George Coles. (S?).
* daughter of Edmund Perry and Sarah Crowell. (S4).

She died on 5 November 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. (S5).

CHILDREN of Edmund Freeman and Margaret Young:
  1. Margaret Freeman. Born: 2 Oct 1652, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Margaret married John Fish, son of Nathaniel Fish and Unknown, about 1678. (John Fish was born on 13 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; and died on 8 March 1729/30 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts). Margaret died after 9 June 1705.
  2. Edmund Freeman. Born 5 Oct 1655, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. Marriage: Sarah Skiffe about 1681-1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. Died: 18 May 1720, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA at age 64.
  3. Alice Freeman.
  4. Rachel Freeman.
  5. Sarah Freeman.
  6. Deborah Freeman.


SOURCES: