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William "Willyam, Freethy, Frethy" Freathy

William "Willyam, Freethy, Frethy" Freathy

Male Abt 1613 - Aft 1688  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name William Freathy 
    Nickname Willyam, Freethy, Frethy 
    Born Abt 22 Aug 1613  Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 22 Aug 1613  St. Michael Church, Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Emigration Abt 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 26 Apr 1635  Richmond Island, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Emigration 1636  Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1636  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1637  Stratton Island, off Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Curing fish 
    Emigration Abt 1640  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration Bef 15 Sep 1640  Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Residence 1643  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Occupation Abt 1650  York Co., Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fisherman 
    Residence 5 Apr 1652  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence Nov 1652  York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Residence 1 Jun 1653  York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 18 Mar 1671/1672  York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 4 Dec 1683  York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    _UID DB385CDA062856448A3DA3A0082120F65A78 
    Died Aft Apr 1688  York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Person ID I1603  Lechthaler/Powell Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2014 

    Family Elizabeth Barker,   b. 1618, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1688, York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1639  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14
    _UID 0EC8DA0CB2E6784597456FA395C54042DB40 
    Children 
     1. Jane "Joan" Freathy,   b. Est 1648, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Freathy,   b. Est 1649, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James "Freethy" Freathy,   b. 1651, York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Oct 1690, Cape Neddick, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years)
     4. Samuel Freathy,   b. Est 1653, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1685, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     5. John Freathy,   b. Est 1654, York Co., Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1692, York Co., Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1652 Map of York Showing William Freathy Residence - Page 1
    1652 Map of York Showing William Freathy Residence - Page 1
    1652 Map of York Showing William Freathy Residence - Page 2
    1652 Map of York Showing William Freathy Residence - Page 2
    St. Michael Church, Landrake Cornwall, England
    St. Michael Church, Landrake Cornwall, England
    William Freathy 1683 Deed w/ William & Mark's Marks (York Co. Bk 4 Fol 6)
    William Freathy 1683 Deed w/ William & Mark's Marks (York Co. Bk 4 Fol 6)

  • Notes 
    • The connection to Landrake in Cornwall is soly based on the book "History of York, Maine, Successively Known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652)" (see below for full transcription). Nothing is readly appararent about why the author made this connection.

      Note the discrepencies in the baptism year between the online parish record (1613) transcription and the book "History of York, Maine..." (1612). I went with the transcription year.
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      From "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire" Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, Walter G. Davis

      (pg 259)
      5 WILLIAM, fisherman, younger brother of (1 - Alexander), came over to Richmond Island in the -Speedwell- in 1635, ran away in 1636 but recanted and came back and served his 3 years ending in 1640, when he left promising to pay to
      Mr. Winter 40 shillings his mother had from Mr. Trelawny. Banks identured him with W. F. who married in Plymouth 13 Jan. 1639[40?] Elizabeth Barker. Sep. 15, 1640, just after leaving Mr. Winter, he and Henry Watts were fined for carrying boards on Sunday. In 1641 he was sued in New Hampshire court, and in 1643 he was called up for not leading an orderly life. He was living in Portsmouth. In Nov. 1652 he was living at York. His 'old field' is mentioned in 1665. In 1683 he deeded his lands to sons Samuel and John, with reservation for his own and their mother's lives. Next year appointed ferryman. Lists 21, 323, 275, 276, (3421). His wife was Elizabeth in 1671, also in 1688 when he sold his town grant. Besides children Jane, Samuel and John, to whom he deeded lands, he presumably had others: Jane (or Joan), married by 1671 Tho. Holmes. Elizabeth, married 1st Isaac Botts; 2nd, July 1679, Moses Spencer, whose son Moses named his first child Freethy. James, town grant 1680. Samuel, in 1683 with brother John received deed of homestead. Drowned 24 Nov. 1685. Administration 23 Dec. 1685 to creditors. John.
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      From "History of York, Maine, Successively Known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652)"

      (Vol 1 Pg 219-220)
      WILLIAM FREETHY
      He was baptized at Landrake, co. Cornwall, August 22, 1612 and when twenty-three years old he came to Richmond Island in the employ of Trelawny, 1635, as a fisherman {Trelawny Papers, 15Q), but had left there before 1640, returning to Plymouth, where he married Elizabeth Barker, January 13, 1639. He came back with his new wife and settled at Portsmouth, where in 1641 he was fined for disorderly conduct. Nothing further is heard of him until he appeared in York in 1652, when he signed the Submission. He had a grant of a home lot on Ferry Neck and was living there as late as April 1688 {Deeds ix, 63). He was fined for drunkenness in 1667 {Court Records i, 300). He became ferryman in 1684, "over the other side of the River where John Stover once lived" {Court Records). In 1681 and 1683 he deeded most of his real estate and housing to his three sons {Deeds Hi, 105; iv, 6). The family genealogy appears in Volume III.
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      dwl Note:

      Confision exists on the events between 1636 and 1640. Most note William leaving New England for England in 1636, ending up in Plymouth, Devonshire, England where he married in 1639, and returning to New England by 1640.

      The "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire" paragraph in not exactly clear on this. It is unclear to me if he left New England or not.

      St. Andrew's Parish in Plymouth, Devonshire, England notes: William Freathie & Eliz. Barker married 13 Jan. 1639

      A William Freethy arrived on the ship Speedwell in 1635.
      A William Freethy arrived on the ship Hercules in 1636-7.
      The 1636-7 arrival does not work is he married 13 Jan 1639.

      The curing fish with brother Alexander in Maine in 1637 also conflicts.

      I have gone with the majority who have him going back to England and marrying before returneding to New England although I consider the scenerio unsubstantiated and much conflicting information exists.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S809] History of York, Maine, Successively Known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652), Charles Edward Banks, (Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1967.), Vol I page 219-220.
      See William Freathy notes for complete transcription.

    2. [S810] Cornwall Online Parish Clerk Project, http://www.cornwall-opc.org/index.htm.
      Day Month: 22-Aug
      Year: 1613
      Parish Or Reg District: Landrake
      Forename: Willyam
      Surname: FRETHY
      Sex: Son
      Father Forename : John
      Mother Forename:
      Residence:
      Father Rank Profession:
      Notes:
      Transcriber Notes:
      Transcriber: Angela Wood

    3. [S806] Portland in the Past , William Goold, ( Falmouth, ME 1886), books.google.com/books?id=4DfmZIJyM2UC., page 50.
      except:
      John Winter, the agent at Richmond's Island, wrote to Trelawney in England on the eleventh of June, 1635, as follows: "Sir: It may please you to understand that the Speedwell arrived here on the twenty-sixth of April. By her I received your order for despatching her away for Bilboa ....

    4. [S176] Wikipedia Web Page.
      Ship Speedwell at
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedwell_%28ship%29

    5. [S281] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, Walter G. Davis, (Portland, Maine, 1928-1939), http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3166.
      See notes for full transcription.

    6. [S281] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, Walter G. Davis, (Portland, Maine, 1928-1939), http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3166.
      See brother Alexander Freathy notes for full transcription.

    7. [S281] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, Walter G. Davis, (Portland, Maine, 1928-1939), http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3166.
      See notes for full transcription. Note conflicting date between sources.

    8. [S809] History of York, Maine, Successively Known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652), Charles Edward Banks, (Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1967.), Vol I page 219-220.
      See William Freathy notes for complete transcription. Note conflicting date between sources.

    9. [S808] Portsmouth NH records 1645-1656., Frank Warren Hackett, https://archive.org/details/portsmouthrecord00portiala.
      page 2:
      Lists William Frethy as in inhabitant of the Town of Portsmouth during a 5 Apr 1652 town meeting.

      page 46:
      "William Frethy" is the only name that does not elsewhere recur, and it is
      likely that he was but a temporary resident. He was of Georgeana (York) in 1640.
      Folsom's Saco & Biddeford, 56.

      His name is among the signers of the instrument of submission to the Massachusetts at
      Agamenticus, 22 November, 1652. William Frethy, fisherman (and -Elizabeth, his wife),
      was of York in 1671, 1681, and 1688. He had sons John and Samuel and the name is found in that town in the last century.
      York Co. MS. Records.

    10. [S274] Massachusetts Archive, Vol 3 Page 193.
      Lists FREETHY, WILLIAM (FREATHY) as inhabitant of York Nov 1652.

    11. [S274] Massachusetts Archive, Vol 3 Page 193.
      1 Jun 1563 REPORT TO THE GENERAL COURT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO SETTLE THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT AT KITTERY AND AGAMENTICUS (YORK); THIS INCLUDES THE NAMES OF THE INHABITANTS WHO SUBMITTED, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOWN AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT IN MAINE. DEPUTIES AND MAGISTRATES ORDER THAT LAND BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THEIR SERVICE. (SEE ALSO PAGES 187A-207A.)

      FREETHY, WILLIAM (FREATHY) Transcript

    12. [S809] History of York, Maine, Successively Known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652), Charles Edward Banks, (Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1967.), Vol II page 74-75.
      He (dwl note: Alexander Thompson) bought the William Freethy lot at Brixham, about forty acres originally granted by the town, March 18, 1671-2, "near the (York) bridge" and sold by Freethy to Jeremiah Moulton April 24, 1688 (Deeds ix, 65).

    13. [S551] York Deeds (York County, Maine), Vol IV Fol 5-6.
      William and Mary Freathy deed land to sons Samuel and John (see attached image)

    14. [S807] Devonshire Parish Registers, Phillimore, W. P. W., (London: Phillimore & Co., (1915)), page 140.
      William Freathie & Eliz. Barker married 13 Jan. 1639


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