John Freeman

John Freeman was the second of the eleven known children of John Freeman and his wife Phoebe of Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.

John married Mary Grey and together they had ten children. The couple and their first three children appear on the Witchford 1841 census, living in the fenland to the north of the village at Coldmoor Farm, along with two servants. At this time, John is noted as an Agricultural Labourer.

By the time of the 1851 Census, the family had moved to Wardy Hill, a hamlet of nearby Coveney. By 1861, the family are living at Frogs Abbey, Coveney - a farm very close to Coldmoor Farm.

By this time, John is noted as a farmer with 45 acres of land. It appears that John acquired at least 40 acres from his father whose own farm land had decreased by that amount.

John pre-deceased his wife Mary in 1863, and she survived him by more than 14 years.

Life Events


  • Circa 1812 at Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • Mary Ann Freeman (1836-19??) married Edward Moden (1828-1867), and later to David Seymour (1839-1894)
  • Elizabeth Freeman (1838-?)
  • George Gray Freeman (1840-?) married Jane Martin (1840-?)
  • John Freeman (1842-?) married Sarah Poole (1836-?)
  • James Freeman (1844-?)
  • Phoebe Freeman (1847-?) married Paul Parish (1845-?)
  • Sarah Freeman (1849-?) married Joseph Walker (1844-?)
  • Charles Freeman (1851-?)
  • Eliza Ann Freeman (1855-?)
  • Rebekah Freeman (1857-1903) married Joseph Brown (1854-1915)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 27yrs, Coldmoor Farm, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 37yrs, Wardy Hill, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: 49yrs, Frogs Abbey, Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1841-1851: Agricultural Labourer at Coldmoor Farm
  • 1861: Farmer at Frogs Abbey Farm


  • During July 1863 at Frogs Abbey, Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 51 years.


  • 7th July 1863 at St. Peter-ad-Vincula Church, Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • William Freeman (1755-1835)
  • Sarah Newborn (17??-1797)
  • Not yet known.
  • Not yet known.

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