Person:Elizabeth Barker (39)

Elizabeth Unknown, (Freethy)
d.Aft 25 Apr 1688
  • HWilliam FreathyBef 1617 - Aft 1688
  • WElizabeth Unknown, (Freethy)1618 - Aft 1688
m. Bef 1651
  1. Joan FreethyEst 1651 -
  2. Elizabeth FreathyEst 1653 -
  3. John FreethyEst 1656 - Bef 1692
  4. James FreethyEst 1658 - Bef 1690
  5. Samuel FreathyEst 1660 - 1685
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elizabeth Unknown, (Freethy)
Married Name Elizabeth Freethy
Alt Name Elizabeth Barker
Gender Female
Birth? 1618
Alt Marriage 13 Jan 1639/40 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto William Freathy
Marriage Bef 1651 to William Freathy
Death[1] Aft 25 Apr 1688 York Deeds 9:63


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.


Anderson reports (from the Maine Provincial and Court Records 2:103, 373) that on 1 July 1671, "'Elizabeth Freathy the wife of William Freathy' was convicted for 'defaming Mrs. Rishworth & inordinate drinking' and was fined 30s., 'which her husband refusing or neglecting to pay...the said Freathy's wife is to be punished by fifteen stripes'"S1

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.

    See text