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John Freestone
« on: Monday 05 May 14 04:50 BST (UK) »
Hello
I am new to this, but could anyone share some information on John Freestone b. abt 1812 Nottingham, England. d.20 May 1890 Maryborough, Victoria, Australia married a Ann Watson. My question is does anyone have any information on John's parents or Ann's. John and Ann moved to Australia in 1848. I have Johns death certificate but all it has is Father- James Freestone occ- weaver. Mother- Ann ? I have been unable to find birth information for John or Ann.
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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 May 14 07:39 BST (UK) »
Could this be John's parents in 1841:
 Living at Clare St, St Mary's, Nottingham.
James Freestone, born 1786, stockinh maker, not born this county.
Ann,age 55, not born this county, milliner
Mary Ann, 30, born this county, milliner
Henry, 20, born this county, lace maker
Elizabeth,15, born this county, milliner
Helen, 15, book folder.

This could be James and Ann marriage:
James Freestone:
Marriage Date:    3 Jun 1805
Marriage Place:    Saint Mary,Nottingham,Nottingham,England
Spouse:    Ann Hollins

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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 May 14 07:40 BST (UK) »
Hello
Oddly enough, FreeReg has baptisms for two children born to James and Ann Freestone in Nottingham:
Henry 18th June 1819
Ellen 21st November 1814
Abode Slop Court
Father a Framework knitter

No baptism for a John.

They do have a marriage record dated 3rd June 1805 between James Freestone and Ann Hollins (at St. Mary's, Nottingham).

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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 May 14 08:05 BST (UK) »
I seen that Henry was with his parents in 1841 census - so I looked for a marriage for Ellen as she wasn`t on that census return ...sadly I found this - Ellen died aged 15 months old
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NGXS-CLK
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford


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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 May 14 11:41 BST (UK) »
This a little off-topic but I see on this website http://www.angelfire.com/al/aslc/archive.htm
that there is a story about John FREESTONE and his letters home from Adelaide to his family in Nottingham which were published on page 8 of the Nottingham Review, 27 July 1849.

The letters are interesting reading  :)

In the introduction it says
It will be in the recollection of our readers that about the time of the outburst of the French Revolution, when so many Nottingham lace-hands were driven from Calais, a large number of them were provided with the means of transport to Australia. The following letters are from one of the number:

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adding: the biog on that site also says he spent some time in Calais
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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 May 14 12:07 BST (UK) »
I have found a tree from Victoria ,Australia ....I presume it is some connection to your tree
John Freestone - Emma Powers ..one of their children is .
Benjamin Alfred Freestone b 1852 - 1900    - his wife is Jane Fuller b 1853 -1944...their children 
Grace Jane Freestone b 1877
Ethel Lilian b 1879
Frances Ann b 1881
Benjamin Alfred b 1882
Matilda Victoria b 1883
Charles b 1885
Violet May b 1887
Hilda Eliza b 1888
the tree owner is a Mr Hutchings and he lives in St Marys South - Australia ...
he has left his address for people to contact him ...so when you have made 3 posts I can PM you his address if you want it
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 May 14 12:36 BST (UK) »
I guess you have his obit?  Just in case you don't  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63627825

John Freestone, aged 78, one of the pioneers of Australian cricket, died at
Maryborough last night. He was at one time the best all round provincial cricketer
in the colony.

I'm impressed  :)

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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 May 14 15:55 BST (UK) »
I have found a tree from Victoria ,Australia ....I presume it is some connection to your tree
John Freestone - Emma Powers ..one of their children is .
Benjamin Alfred Freestone b 1852 - 1900    - his wife is Jane Fuller b 1853 -1944...their children 
Grace Jane Freestone b 1877
Ethel Lilian b 1879
Frances Ann b 1881
Benjamin Alfred b 1882
Matilda Victoria b 1883
Charles b 1885
Violet May b 1887
Hilda Eliza b 1888
the tree owner is a Mr Hutchings and he lives in St Marys South - Australia ...
he has left his address for people to contact him ...so when you have made 3 posts I can PM you his address if you want it

I don't think that these people are related.  That John was aged 24 when he married Emma POWER in Tasmania in 1851.

Debra  :)

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Re: John Freestone
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 May 14 03:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your post as I didn't have that news paper clipping. Thank You