John Freeman

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 08/02/2021

John Freeman


John was born in Newbury he married Sarah May on the 31st August 1800 at St Nicolas Church Newbury. Sarah was born c1778 in Newbury.

John and Sarah had the following children (all born in Newbury):

John 1801

Thomas 1803

Joseph 1805

William 1806 (died aged 21 months in 1808 buried on the 27th September at St Nicolas Newbury)

Benjamin 1809

Matthew 1810

James 1813

Samuel 1817

In 1815 the family were living in Chubb’s Yard (East Side of Mary Hill) Newbury, John was working as a Carpenter.

In the 1841 and 1851 census records John was recorded as a Millwright living in Northcroft Lane Newbury with his wife Sarah. The 1851 census records their granddaughter Sarah Ann Freeman (14) living with them (Sarah Ann was born in Wolverton Hampshire she was the daughter of their son John and his wife Eliza).

Sarah died aged 75 in 1853 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 14th December

John died aged 82 on the 23rd January 1860 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 30th January

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