Person:James Freethy (1)

James Freethy
d.Bef 14 Oct 1690 York, York, Maine, USA
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
  • HJames FreethyEst 1658 - Bef 1690
  • WMary Milbury1651 - 1735
m. 16 Oct 1675
  1. James Freethy1678 -
  2. Elizabeth Freethy1680 - 1754
  3. Mary Freethy1680 - 1735
  4. Hannah Freethy1682 - 1726
  5. Joseph Freethy1685 - 1758
Facts and Events
Name James Freethy
Alt Name[3] James Feathy
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1658 York, York, Maine, USA
Marriage 16 Oct 1675 York, York, Maine, USAto Mary Milbury
Alt Marriage Bef 1683 to Mary Milbury
Death? Bef 14 Oct 1690 York, York, Maine, USAattacked at Cape Neddick
Probate[2] 14 Oct 1690 York, York, Maine, United Statesinventory taken


From York Deeds, Vol 5 Fol 52 (p. 103):

The Inventory of all the lands goods Chattells of James Freathie of yorke in the province of Mayne plantor late Deceased had seen praysed by Arthur Came John Hovie of the same parrish and province aforesaid plantors the fourteenth of October 1690." The inventory includes
  • 3 cows, 4 steers, 2 2-year-old heifers and one yearling, six swine
  • pots, frying pan, a broad and narrow axe, hoes, other household goods
  • A gun, bandoliers, a cutlass, and a canoe, and a horse
  • 24 acres of land, house and barn.
Total value £66 14s. The inventory was sworn to in court on 3 Dec 1690. "Mary Frethy relict of the deceased tooke oath to the truth of the abovesd Inventory & if any more appeare to ad it."
  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. 585.

    "James, b. say 1658; m. by about 1683 Mary Milbury (eldest known child m. by 1703...), daughter of Henry Milbury (in his will of 10 June 1695, Henry Milbury of York included a bequest to "my daughter Mary Blackledge" [Maine Wills 108-10]; on 8 Sep 1726, "Mary Blackledge of York...widow"...deeded land to "my well beloved son Joseph Freethy of said York, yeoman" [York Deeds 12:55, NEHGR 148:36-38]."

  2. "The Ancestry of Annis Spear", in Davis, Walter Goodwin, Compiler, and Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants). (Baltimore, Maryland, United States: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996)
    p. 654.

    "in the autumn of 1690 the two brothers Arthur and Thomas Bragdon, Thomas' son Daniel Bragdon, James Freethy, William Wormwood and four other men were loading a vessel at the little harbor of Cape Neddick when they were attacked by Indians and the Bragdons, Freethy and Wormwood were killed. Inventories of the estates of all of them were taken by Arthur Came and John Hovey on October 14, and on December 3 administrators were appointed."

  3. Alternate spelling