John Freeman
1788-1878

John Freeman was one of at least 7 children of William Freeman and his wife Sarah (née Newbourn) of Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.

John married Phoebe (her maiden name is currently unknown) and the couple settled down to have 11 children.

Despite his parents being noted as 'paupers' in 1785, John (who was born three years later) became a Farmer of up to 80 acres, employing 5 labourers in Coveney by 1851.

By 1861, he is noted as living at a Farm House on 'Bull Lane' and is a 'farmer of 40 acres, employing 3 men'.

Whilst I'm unable to locate 'Bull Lane', there is a 'School Lane' which might have been misheard by the census enumerator. Perhaps supporting this, is that there is a 'Lane Farm' situated on 'School Lane'.

The decrease in land that John farmed, matches the increase in land farmed by his eldest son, John Freeman. However, when this younger John Freeman died in 1863, some 15 years before his father, the share of land appears to have been redistributed to his youngest son, William.


Further Details

Baptised:
23rd February 1788 and for a second time (with his sister Elizabeth Freeman) at the age of 7yrs, on 22nd November 1795, both at St. Peter ad Vincula Church, Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children:

Census

Employment

Died:
23rd April 1878 at Sutton, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 90 years.

Buried:
26th April 1878 at St. Peter ad Vincula Churchyard, Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.