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Freeme Family of Cam

FREEME FAMILY OF CAM

 

I am indebted to John and Hilary Theyers for sharing their research


Richard Freeme (-1586/7)

of Cam

 

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Thomas Freeme (1577-) and Joyce Doning

 

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Dennis Freeme I (1613-1704) and Joane Bendall (1617-1668)

 

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Moses Freeme I (1659-1720) and Sarah Owen (-1690)

Broadweaver of Clingar

 

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Moses Freame II (-1729) and Elizabeth (-1759)

 

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Elizabeth Freame (later Brown) (1714-1800) and John Coopey (1714-1743)

of Cam

 

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Thomas Coopey I (1734-1793) and Mary Budding (1730-)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

 

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Thomas Coopey II (1763-1848) and Sarah Nelmes (-1838)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

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Ann Coopey (1793c -1871) and William Byford II (1794-1859)

Mason of Quarry, Cam

 

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Sarah Byford (1824-1895) and James Noad

 

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Arthur John Noad and Anne Duffell

 

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Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton


RICHARD FREEME, Great XI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Father of Thomas Freeme

 

Also Father of Thomas, William, Joane and James

 

Richard Freeme had five children who were baptised at Cam between 1571 and 1584. The older Thomas presumably died before the birth of the younger Thomas in 1577. Richard Freeme died on 22nd February 1586/7 at Cam.

 


 

THOMAS FREEME, Great X Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Richard Freeme

Husband of Joyce Doning

Father of Dennis Freeme

 

Also Father of John, Richard, Thomas and Alice

Thomas Freeme was baptised on 14th April 1577 at Cam. He was a son of Richard Freeme who died at Cam in 1586/7. Thomas married Joyce Donig on 21st October 1602 at North Nibley – “Thomas ffreame of Cambe to Joyce Donig of Nibley by Banns”. Thomas and Joyce had five children, four of whom were baptised at Cam and one, Richard, at North Nibley in 1605. The entry for Cam in   “Men and Armour in Gloucestershire” 1608 reads, “Thomas ffreame Brodeweaver 1 m” (“1” indicates age between 20 and 40, “m” indicates medium stature  “fitt to make a musketyer”) His name varies considerably in the Cam Registers.

 

Notes by John and Hilary Theyers – The Civil War 1641 – 1648:

The only entries in the Cam Parish Registers for the period 1641-1648 relate to the families of the Vicar and a parish clerk. No Bishop’s Transcripts exist for the period 1639-1660. Nicholas, Joseph and James Fream are believed to have been born in Cam during this period. Their families are included as a footnote. We believe that all three are grandsons of Thomas Fream and Joyce Donig, but could be children of any of their four sons:

John Fream m Sarah Harrisse 24 November 1628 No recorded children
Richard Fream m Margaret_______ Only recorded child 1650/1
Thomas Fream m Mary Paine 9 November 1638 No recorded children
Dennis Fream m Joane Bendall 18 April 1640 First recorded child  1650/1’


JOYCE FREEME, Great X Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of Thomas Freeme

Mother of Dennis Freeme

 

Also Mother of John, Richard, Thomas and Alice

Joyce Donig married Thomas Freeme on 21st October 1602 at North Nibley – “Thomas ffreame of Cambe to Joyce Donig of Nibley by Banns”. Thomas and Joyce had five children, four of whom were baptised at Cam and one, Richard, at North Nibley in 1605.


 

DENNIS FREEME, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Thomas Freeme and Joyce Doning

Husband of Joane Bendall

Father of Moses Freeme I

 

Also Father of Margaret, Denis and Charles

Also Husband of Margaret Clutterbuck

 

Dennis Freeme was baptised at Cam on 26 December 1613. He was the son of Thomas and Joyce Freeme of Cam. He married his first wife, Joane Bendall, at Cam on 13th April 1639/40.

Dennis and Joane Freeme had four children who were baptised at Cam between 1650/1 and 1659. Their son, Denis, died in 1670 aged eighteen years. The children’s mother, Joane Freeme, died on 3rd May 1668 at Cam leaving their father a widower. Dennis Freeme then married Margaret Clutterbuck of Slimbridge on 28th December 1672 at Cam. They had no children and Margaret was buried at Cam on 26th March 1700. Dennis Freeme was buried on 19th February 1704/5 at Cam.


JOANE FREEME, Great IX Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

(?) Daughter of John Bendall and Joan (nee Bick)

Wife of Dennis Freeme

Mother of Moses Freeme I

 

Also Mother of Margaret, Denis and Charles

 

Joane Bendall married Dennis Freeme at Cam on 13th April 1640. She was probably the Joane Bendall who was baptised at Cam on 8th June 1617 – the daughter of John Bendall and Joan Bick who were married on 4th October 1595 at Cam. John Bendall senior died on 24th October 1638 and his will was proved on 18th October 1638.

Dennis and Joane Freeme had four children who were baptised at Cam between 1650/1 and 1659. Their son, Denis, died in 1670 aged eighteen years. Joane Freeme died on 3rd May 1668, at Cam and she left her husband a widower with children.


MOSES FREEME I, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Dennis Freeme and Joane (nee Bendall)

Husband of Sarah Owen

Father of Moses Freeme II

 

Also Father of Sarah, Mary, Abraham and Aaron

 

Also Husband of Hannah Bendall,

Also Father of Hannah, Bridget, Martha, Joan and Esther

Moses Freeme I was baptised at Cam on 27th November 1659 “of Clingar”. He was the youngest of the four known children of Denis and Joan Freeme. He was described on the occasion of his second marriage in 1692, as ‘a widower’ and, at the time of his death in 1720, as ‘a Broadweaver’ (Burial Register) and as ‘Moses, senior’ in the Bishop’s Transcripts.

He married Sarah Owen on 19th April 1681 at Cam and she was buried on 21st September 1690 at Cam. They had five children who were baptised at Cam between 1681/2 and 1690. Their youngest son was buried in 1692 aged two years.

Moses Freeme I was left a widower with young children and he married Hannah Bendall, a widow, on 9th May 1692 at Cam. They had five children who were baptised at Cam between 1692/3 and 1698 – Martha died aged ten years in 1705 and Esther, the youngest child, died aged five years in 1703.

Hannah Bendall’s maiden name was Hannah Sparkes and she had married her first husband, Richard Bendall, at Cam on 26th May 1682. The children of Richard and Hannah Bendall were: Thomas, baptised at Cam on 15th March 1682/3; Bridget, baptised at Cam on 17th January 1685/6; Bridget was buried at Cam on 2nd April 1686 and Richard Bendall was buried on 14th October 1686. Thomas Bendall died unmarried on 21st May 1759 at Cam.

Hannah Freeme was buried on 6th April 1702 at Cam. Moses Freeme I was buried on 9th July 1720 at Cam.


SARAH FREEME, Great VIII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of Moses Freeme I

Mother of Moses Freeme II

 

Also Mother of Sarah, Mary, Abraham and Aaron

 

Sarah Owen married Moses Freeme I on 19th April 1681 at Cam and she was buried on 21st September 1690 at Cam. They had five children who were baptised at Cam between 1681/2 and 1690. Their youngest son was buried in 1692 aged two years.


 

 

MOSES FREEME II, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Moses Freeme I and Sarah (nee Owen)

Wife of Elizabeth

Father of Elizabeth Coopey

 

Also Father of Moses and Daniel

 

Also husband of Esther Freeme

Also Father of John and Martha

 

Moses Freame II was born in the Cam area and was almost certainly a son of Moses Freeme I and his first wife, Sarah Owen. Moses Freeme II married Esther/Hester Freeme (b 12 March 1686/7 Cam s 13 January 1711/2) at Dursley by licence on 24th July 1708.The Marriage Licence for Moses Freeme’s marriage to Hester Freeme was issued by a surrogate in Dursley instead of at Gloucester, so only the listing remains: Q3/28 pii 24.7.1708 :’Mosi ffreame de Cam & Hesterie ffreame de eadem’.

Esther was baptised on 12th March 1686/7 at Cam and was a daughter of James Freeme and his wife, Sarah Pruet Esther Freeme died and was buried on 13th January 1711/2 having been the mother of two children John and Martha. Martha died in 1711/12.

Moses Freame II then married Elizabeth and they had at least three children who were born between 1714 and 1721.

 Moses was buried at Cam on 21st April 1729. His second wife, Elizabeth, was buried at Cam on 23rd February 1759.

Notes by John and Hilary Theyers: Moses and Elizabeth Fream

 

Although we believe this interpretation of the available information to be correct, there is a link that  we have been unable to verify. We have no record of the baptism of Moses Fream (see  3.5.4.4) nor of his marriage to his second wife Elizabeth. We have searched Gloucestershire. However, there is sufficient supporting evidence to make a convincing case:

(a) that Moses Fream is the son of Moses Fream of Clingar

Moses Fream of Clingar, broadweaver (3.5.4) is referred to as “Moses Fream, senior” in the Bishop’s Transcript of his burial in 1720, a term normally used when there is a surviving adult son of the same name (Moses Fream lived on to 1729). There are no other instances of Moses Fream in Gloucestershire apart from these four generations of the name. Moses Fream senior and his first wife Sarah Owen, married in 1681, had children in 1682, 1683 and 1685. There was then a five year gap between Abraham, baptised in 1685  and Aaron, baptised in 1690,  which appears to place Moses there. Moses Fream married Esther Fream, who would be his cousin), by licence in Dursley in July 1708. They already had an illegitimate son, John. Esther was 21, Moses would be between 18 and 22. Unfortunately they appeared before a Surrogate in Dursley and so only a brief record of the licence exists and no evidence of Moses’ age or father. Moses’ son Moses calls his daughters by (what would be) the family names: Sarah, Mary, Hannah, Joan and Bridget

(b) that Moses Fream widower of Esther Fream then married Elizabeth

Esther Fream died on 13 January 1711/2. She was only 25. Moses and Elizabeth Fream had their first child, Elizabeth, on 9 September 1714. Again the absence of any alternative candidate and the use of the family names by their son Moses (especially the relatively unusual Bridget) strengthens the case.


ELIZABETH FREEME, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of Moses Freeme II

Mother of Elizabeth Coopey

 

Also Mother of Moses and Daniel

 

Moses Freeme II, a widower with a young child, John, married Elizabeth. Moses Freeme II was buried at Cam on 21st April 1729. Elizabeth, his widow, was buried at Cam on 23rd February 1759 having been the mother of three more children.


ELIZABETH BROWN, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Moses Freeme II and Esther

Wife of John Coopey

Mother of Thomas Coopey I

 

Also Mother of Betty Butcher and Mary

 

Also Husband of Thomas Brown

Also Mother of Mary Holloway and Sarah Nicholls

Elizabeth Freame was baptised on 9th September 1714 at Cam. She was a daughter of Moses and Esther Freeme of Cam. She married John Coopey on 6th January 1733 at Cam. They had three children who were baptised between 1734 and 1742. The elder two were christened at Stinchcombe and the youngest, Mary, at Cam where she was buried in the following year.

John Coopey died (was buried?), aged twenty-nine years, on 18th October 1743 at Cam leaving Elizabeth a widow with two young children aged nine and seven.

Elizabeth Coopey later married Thomas Brown, in 1744 at Cam.

She was buried on 13th January 1800 at Cam.


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2 comments on “Freeme Family of Cam

  1. Richard Barton
    April 2, 2018

    From Elizabeth Rigby:

    Descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Brown

    I have put together a Pedigree Chart for the Freem family that I have listed. I have been reading the parish registers from 1569. My earliest Gloucestershire ancestor is:

    Elizabeth Woodward – North Nibley [great grandmother]

    Stephen Woodward – Stinchcombe
    Caroline Hobbs – North Nibley

    Thomas Hobbs – North Nibley
    Susannah Hill – Cam

    John Hill – Cam
    Betty Holloway – Cam

    James Holloway – Cam
    Sarah [Mary] Brown – Cam

    Thomas Brown – Cam
    Elizabeth Freem Coopey

  2. Richard Barton
    April 3, 2018

    Many thanks to Elizabeth Rigby:

    Here is the transcription of the document at the Archives

    This declaration has been transcribed as follows:

    I John Holloway of Uley in the County of Gloucester Carpenter and Wheelwright do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am upwards of seventy-five years of age that I am one of the younger Sons of James Holloway late of the parish of Cam in the said County of Gloucester Wheelwright and Mary his Wife formerly Mary Brown Spinster. That my Father the said James Holloway never was married to any other person – That my Mother was one of the Daughters of Thomas Brown of Tillsdown in the said Parish of Cam Pig killer deceased. That the said Thomas Brown had another Daughter by the name of Sarah who became the Wife of Robert Nicholls – That I am informed and believe that the following are true copies of entries in the Register book of Births, Marriages and Deaths kept in and for the said parish of Cam – namely-

    February 1765
    Nupt James Holloway & Sarah Brown – 19

    December
    Sepult William Son of James & Sarah Holloway – 16

    December 1766
    Bapt William Son of James & Mary Holloway 7

    That I have no doubt such entries relate to my Father and Mother and their first born Child and also to their Son William Holloway now of the said Parish of Cam Glazier – That the word Sarah in such Entries must have been made by mistake as my Mother’s Christian name was Mary – that one of the entries contained in the annexed paper writing marked A relates to the Marriage of my Father and Mother and is in the handwriting of my Father – That my Father the said James Holloway died in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirteen. That my Mother the said Mary Holloway died in the year One thousand eight hundred and sixteen Intestate leaving the said William Holloway her eldest son and heir at Law – That I recollect the Messuage or Tenement situate at Lower Cam in the said Parish of Cam devised to my mother by the Will of her Father the said Thomas Brown and which Messuage or Tenement with the Garden Ground and appurtenances to the same belonging were formerly in the occupation of Mrs Stiff. That since the death of my Mother my said Brother William Holloway has made several additions to such property and that it now consists of four Cottages or Tenements with the outbuildings Courts Yards and Garden Ground thereunto adjoining and belonging three of which Cottages or Tenements I am informed and believe now are or late were in the respective occupations of Hugh Hampton, John Hampton and Sarah Avery and the other is occupied as an Infant School and which said Cottages or Tenements Outbuildings Courts Yards and Garden Ground are bounded on or towards the east part or side thereof by premises belonging to the Devisees of the respective Wills of Thomas Hadley and James Holloway on or towards the South part or side thereof by the Turnpike Road leading from Dursley to Gloucester and on or towards the West and North parts or sides thereof by the Roads or Footpaths leading from such Turnpike Road to the New Church at Lower Cam aforesaid and as I have been informed and believe have recently been contracted to be sold by my said Brother William Holloway to The Misses Hopton of Cam – And I make this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of An Act made and passed in the fifth and sixths years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth instituted An Act to repeal an Act of the present Session of Parliament Utilized An Act for the more effectual abolition of Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in various departments of the State and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof and for the more entire supression of voluntary and extrajudicial Oaths and Affidavits And to make other provisions for the Abolition of unnecessary oaths.

    The above Declaration was subscribed
    and declared by the above named John
    Holloway at Uley in the County John Holloway
    of Gloucester the Fifteenth day of
    August One thousand eight Hundred and
    fifty four

    The large tombstone in the front of the church at Cam is the Holloway grave. It is on the left of the path from the gate to the church.

    Check out the Land tax you will see Thomas Brown occupied the property and both his sons in law Nichols and Holloway lived in his property. Elizabeth Freem Coopy Brown became the owner after the death of Thomas.

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