Family:William Freathy and Elizabeth Barker (1)

b. Bef 1617
d. Aft 25 Apr 1688
b. 1618
d. Aft 25 Apr 1688
m. Bef 1651
Facts and Events
Alt Marriage? 13 Jan 1639/40 Plymouth, Devon, England
Marriage[1] Bef 1651
Est 1651
Est 1653
Est 1656
Bef 4 May 1692
Bef 14 Oct 1690 York, York, Maine, USA
Est 1660
24 Nov 1685

The American Genealogist (40:238-239, 1964) makes a compelling argument that the William Freathy's wife is NOT Elizabeth Barker, because the William Freethy found in the marriage records of Plymouth, England (13 Jan 1639, William ffreathie and Elizabeth Barker), who then has a son Ric. ffreathie baptised 28 July 1641, cannot at the same time be living in New England, working as an apprentice to Mr. Winter, and later found in the court records being sued in New Hampshire in 1641. Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Begins (Vol II C-F, p. 583-587, see discussion of this issue on p. 587) agrees with this assessment, and notes Elizabeth's maiden name remains unknown.


The transfers of property by William and Elizabeth Freathy provide insight into their children. In 1671, they deed land to daughter "Joane Holms, the wife of Thomas Holms" [York Deeds 3:81]. In 1681, William and Elizabeth deed land in York to son John, and in 1683, to "my two sons Samuell Freathy & John Freathy."S1

  1. William Freethy, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    Vol II p. 583-587.

    Marriage: By about 1651, Elizabeth ____(assuming she was mother of all children).