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FREEMAN William

Male 1680 - Between 1736 and 1737


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  • Name  FREEMAN William 
    Born  1680  Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  9B706CD843B67442ABD7B419B3CE5184A33A 
    Died  Between 1736 and 1737  Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I2806  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2005 

    Father  FREEMAN John,   b. Abt 1650, Probably England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah 
    Family ID  F1443  Group Sheet

    Family  CORDING Mary,   b. 1685, Lower Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1740, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FREEMAN William, Jr.,   b. 1696,   d. 17 April 1781, Gates County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. FREEMAN Thomas,   b. 1699,   d. 1790
     3. FREEMAN Richard,   b. 1703,   d. 13 July 1761
     4. FREEMAN Aaron
     5. FREEMAN Samuel,   b. 1720,   d. May 1796, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. FREEMAN *John,   b. 1705/1707, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1776, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F935  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR WILLIAM FREEMAN:

      North Carolina Historical Register, lists on Page # 211:
      Freeman, William Feby ( sic ) 7, 1736, August 13,1737 sons John, William, Thomas and Richard, wife Mary, sons Aaron, Samuel; wife and son John Exrs. Tet, Walter Draughan, John Freeman, Jr. and Thomas Roundtree, Sr.

      N.C. Abstract of Wills 1690-1760

      Page # 128
      William Freeman Chowan County

      February 7,1736. August 13, 1737 Sons: John ( plantation wheeon he now lives)
      William, Thomas, Richard, Aron (sic ), Samuel ( Plantations to each" ) Wife and Executrix. Mary
      Witnesses: Walter Droughan, John Freeman, Juner ( sic ) Thomas Roundtree. Will Proven beofre W. Smith, CJ

      Will of William Freeman
      1737 ( Chowan County ) NC
      Original in the Secretary of State Wills 1663-1789, North Carolina Archives, S.S. 845, Raleigh, NC

      In the name of God Amen, this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord God Seventeen hundred and thirty five, I William Freeman of the County of Abermarle and precenct of Chowan in North Carolina being very sick and week of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for I do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manor and for me following that this is...first and chiefly, I give my soule into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body Commend to the early to be deasently buried in Christian like burriell at the Descretion of my...to appoint nothing...but at the geniall resurriction I shall recerion the same. Again by the desarts to bestow upon me I give and dispose of the same immornor and for me following and I do have by word made void and disanmilo all former will or wills by and or testaments by me do dared wither by word or wrighting and this to be taken for my Last will and testament and no other.

      I give devise and bequeth unto my beloved son John Freeman the plantation where on he now Lives and also my neagro named Called...after the change of my Well beloved wife Mary Freeman condition either by death or marriage which shall first happen and then I say to him and his heirs forever.

      I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Freeman the plantation and Land where on he now Lives in the Indian neck and also my neagro boy called Emprorour to be delivered to him at the change of my well beloved wife Mary Freemans condition either by death or marriage which shall first happen and then I say to him and his heirs for ever.

      I give devise and bequieth unto my well beloved son Richard Freeman the plantation and land on which I now Live and also my neagro girle Callie Rachell to of my well belove wife Mary Freemans condition either by death or maridge which shall first hapen but my will and pleasure is that my son Richard Freeman shall not seek to debar my well beloved wife Mary Freeman of her right of Dowrey on the plantation now and not during the time of her widowhood and the change of her condition than the plantation and Land and neagro to go to him and his heirs forever.

      I give devise and bequith unto my two well beloved sons Aron Freeman and Samuel Freeman my plantation and Land containing five hundred and forty acres is to be eaqually divided to both them and the Land now lieng in Aerle presenct also I give to my son Aron Freeman my neagro girle called Jude and my will and pleasure is that my son Samuel Freeman shall have the first neagro child that shall be borne of any of the neagro women or girls before mentioned that neagros to be delivered is my tow sons before mentioned at the change of my well beloved wife Mary Freemans conditon either by death or mariage which shall first happen and then I say to them and their heirs for ever.

      I leave my well beloved wife Mary Freeman the use of all my pesonall estate with the neagros before mentioned and what the profis of the plantation whe on I now Live during the time of her widdowhood and at the change of her condition either by death or mariage which shall first happen to be orgreally decided the Leagusies above.. or having first paid out between my well beloved wife Mary Freeman and my fives sons John William Thomas Richard Aron and Samuel Freemans only my will and pleasure is that my three youngest sons Richard Aron and Samuel Freeman shall have each of them a feather bed and the furniture belonging to it in their...before the devison is made and then to be oagrially...between my well beloved wife and my five sons before mentioned and if the condition shall happen by the mariage of my wife to have a childs portion so I say to them and their heirs for ever Lastly I nominate appoint and ordaine my well beloved wife Mary Freeman and my well beloved son John Freeman to by my..and soule executors together my Last will and testament done by me and performed according...with not whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seal today and year first...

      Signed sealed declared and pronounced
      in the presents of us his
      Walter Drouglas William X Freeman
      John Freeman marke

      The Last Will and testament of WM Freeman
      August sy 15th 1737

      Personally appeared before me Walter Doughan John Freeman Thomas Roundtree Senior who made oath that they saw..Freeman publish the within as his last will y testament and he was of sould mind y in ...at that time W.Smith At 7....time Mary Freeman John Freeman took oath appointed by law to be taken by executors

      W. Smith

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      Contributed by Margaret Driskill, 1998

      " Was in Lower Norfolk, VA as a young man along with his brother John Freeman and a relative, Elizabeth Freeman HARMON. It was in VA that William met and married Mary, about 1705. In July 1711 he became the administrator of his father's estate. In October 1711 he transfers portions of his father's land to his brothers John, Jr. and Thomas. We do not know when William purchased his land in Norfolk County, VA but a record shows where he sold a parcel of land there to William PERKINS prior to 1721. William PERKINS gives reference to this property in his will, where he bequeaths it to his daughter.

      William and his family moved to North Carolina about 1716. They moved to Chowan Precinct of Albermarle Co., NC where he purchases 250 acres of land on the south side of Katherine Creek Swamp on 1 July 1716 from Thomas Garrett, Sr. and his wife Bethiah. William and his wife Mary also sold 100 acres of land on the south side of Katherine Creek on 11 July 1718 to Michael Ward. William became a wealthy and prominent planter of the Albermarle and Chowan county areas. He owned large amounts of land and several slaves. At the time of his death he owned five plantations. In 1741 there is a total transference from Mary Freeman to her sons. It is unclear if she re-married or passed away at that time. "

      The family was active in the affairs of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Co., NC

      ( Information from a book entitled: John Freeman of Norfolk County, VA by Merrill Hill Moser, Heritage Books, Inc. )

      Children listed in Will NC State Original Wills, copy in possession of Sherry S. Finchum

      His will was made 7 February 1736 and proved 13 August 1737. Recorded in Chowan Co., NC in 1739
      Reference: Chowan Co. Wills, Vol I, page # 211. Testators: Walter Droughton, John Freeman, Jr. Thomas Roundtree, Sr.

      Information from : Margaret Driskell

  • Sources 
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