Most people have a Family Tree. We have a Family Rosebush in memory of my mother who was an avid gardener with a particular fondness for roses.
This blog will follow my explorations around the family rosebush, thorns, buds, flowers, bugs and all, particularly in England and Australia with side trips to Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Surname Saturday - FREEDMAN or FREEMAN
When I saw Randy Seaver's Surname Saturday blog on his Freeman ancestors Freeman (England > Massachusetts) I thought I would also look at my Freedman ancestors of which there is only one, Esther Freedman.
My ancestral line is:
1. Rosemary Tissott
2. Eric Henry Lindsay Tissott (1911-2006) 3. Eileen Mary Brothers (1908-1994)
6. Walter Albert Brothers (1876-1964)
7. Sarah Reeder (1874-1951)
14. James Thompson Reeder (1835-1907)
15. Elizabeth Barnard (1844-1937)
28. Byworth Thompson (1812-1895)
29. Mary Reeder (1809-1870)
58. Peter Reeder (1769- <1841)
59. Hannah Hewitt (1772-1858)
116. Peter Reeder (1736- <1788)
117. Esther Freedman (ca 1737 - (1770-1788))
Little is known of Esther Freedman, my 4th great grandmother, outside of her marriage to Peter Reeder. Esther and Peter were married by Banns at Deopham, Norfolk on the 11 October 1758. At the time of her marriage Esther (or Hester) was a Singlewoman of the Parish of Deopham. Their children were born in Great Ellingham, Norfolk and are:
Rachel Reeder (1759-
Elizabeth Reeder (1763-1781)
Esther Reeder (1765-
Peter Reeder (1767-1768)
Peter Reeder (1769 <1841)
James Reeder (1770-
I've been unable to find any further reference to Esther after the birth of her son James in 1770 and before the death of her husband Peter Reeder in 1788 where his status is that of "widower".