Author Topic: FREEMAN - yet another brick wall  (Read 1634 times)

Offline jay jay

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FREEMAN - yet another brick wall
« on: Friday 01 September 06 15:04 BST (UK) »

I feel as though I need some SERIOUS help with this long standing problem ....

My family of Freemans on the 1851 census give me everything I know is correct!  They do not appear on the 1841 census in the area which I know they lived for many many years.

They had 3 children in Birmingham, and 3 children in York.  I must therefore suppose that the family lived in Birmingham for some while before moving to York.

Then I find on the 1841 census, a family of Freemans in Leicester - all having the same names as my York family - plus or minus a couple of additions.  The father (head) is a Maltster in the 1841 census, whilst my relation was a Hatter.

The ages vary too, but not wildly.

Could anyone please take a look and assure me that these two families are different - I am completely baffled by this, and need more pairs of eyes to guide me!

The families are:  Henry Freeman (born 1791 - Crawley, Sussex) - 1851 census

           and:          Henry Freeman (born 1801 - Leicester) - 1841 census.

ANY help at all would be MAGIC!!!  Many thanks to all.

Jay jay       :-\
Freeman - Leeds
Swindells - Disley, Cheshire
Davis - Mickleton, Gloucestershire
Henry Freeman - Crawley (1791)
James Leigh - Staffs
Simmons - Staffs/Warwicks
Dickinson - Yorkshire

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Offline Geoff E

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Re: FREEMAN - yet another brick wall
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 September 06 16:47 BST (UK) »
I think you'll find that Henry FREEMAN 1799 was still making malt (and farming) in Desford in 1851.
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Offline jay jay

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Re: FREEMAN - yet another brick wall
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 September 06 16:08 BST (UK) »

Thanks very much for that Geoff - I think that really sews up my theory well and truly.

As my Freemans don't seem to be on the 1841 census, but are having children in Birmingham a little earlier, I must suppose that they were on their way to York somewhere around that time.

Thanks again

Jay jay
Freeman - Leeds
Swindells - Disley, Cheshire
Davis - Mickleton, Gloucestershire
Henry Freeman - Crawley (1791)
James Leigh - Staffs
Simmons - Staffs/Warwicks
Dickinson - Yorkshire