Person:William Freeborn (2)

Duplicate parents - compare
m. Abt 1595
  1. William Freeborn1591 - 1670
Duplicate parents - compare
m. Abt 1590
  1. William Freeborn1591 - 1670
  • HWilliam Freeborn1591 - 1670
  • WMaryAbt 1601 - 1670
m. Abt 1625
  1. Mary Freeborn1627 - Aft 1664
  2. Sarah Freeborn1632 - 1670
  3. Gideon Freeborn1639 - 1719
Facts and Events
Name William Freeborn
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Apr 1591 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Marriage Abt 1625 Englandto Mary
Death[1] 28 Apr 1670 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Reference Number? Q16210238?
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On 30 April 1634, he embarked in ship Francis, from Ipwich, England for New England, his age being 40. 7 Mar 1638, he was at Portsmouth and signed a compact. 16 March 1641 he was a freeman. 1657 he was a commissioner. He is recorded as being a Quaker.

His stone at the Portsmouth Friends' Churchyard says FREEBORN WILLIAM 1590c - 28 APR 1670.

  1. Rhode Island Friends Records, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891)

    FREEBORN, William, Portsmouth, aged 80 years, died April 28, 1670.

Francis (1634)
Part of the Great Migration.
Sailed: 30 Apr 1634 from Unspecified Port, England under Captain John Cutting
Arrived: July? 1634 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

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John Beetes - William Haulton - Nicholas Jennings - William Westwoode family (servants John Lea, Grace Newell) - Cleeare Draper - Robert Rose family - John & Mary Bernard, Fayth Newell and Henry Haward - William Freebourne family (with John Aldburgh and Anthony White) - Edwawrd Bugbye family - Abraham Newell family - Isaacke Newell - Richard Holden - Justinian Holden - John Pease (with Fayth Clearke, Robert Pease, Darcas Greene) - Robert & Judith Winge - John Greene - Robert Pease - Hugh & Hester Mason - Rowland Stebing family (with Mary Winche) - Thomas Sherwood family - Thomas King - John Mapes - Mary Blosse & son Richard - Robert Coe family - Mary Onge - Thomas Boyden - Richard Wattlin - John Lyvermore - Richard Pepper family (with Stephen Beckett) - Judeth Garnett - Elizabeth Hamond - Thurston Clearke

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Founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
On March 7, 1638, a group of religious dissenters signed the Portsmouth Compact. They had been disarmed by leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Coddington, Anne Hutchinson, and John Clarke conferred with Roger Williams in Providence, who suggested that they buy land from the Native Americans on Aquidneck Island. They formed the settlement of Pocasset, later Portsmouth, on Aquidneck, later called Rhode Island. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Text of the Compact: The 7th Day of the First Month, 1638. We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.
Signers: William Coddington - John Clarke - William Hutchinson, Jr. [husband of Anne Hutchinson]- John Coggeshall - William Aspinwall - Samuel Wilbore - John Porter - John Sanford - Edward Hutchinson, Jr. Esq. - Thomas Savage - William Dyre [husband of Boston martyr Mary Dyer] - William Freeborne - Philip Sherman - John Walker - Richard Carder - William Baulston - Edward Hutchinson, Sr. - Henry Bull - Randall Holden

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport