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Dr. Frewin did not remain a widower for long, and on 28 February 1727 "was married in the church of Bessilsleigh, near Abingdon, to Mrs. Elizabeth Woodward, neece of Dr. Joseph Woodward, Fellow of Oriel College & Register of the Chancellour of Oxford's Court. She is about 35 years of age, and the Dr. about 50. She hath lived with and taken care of her Uncle in New Inn Hall Lane, where he now lives many years. She is a woman of extraordinary good nature. They were married by Dr. Shippen Principal of Brazenose Coll". The house where Dr. Woodward lived, and here referred to by Hearne, may possibly have been St. Mary's College itself; certainly he was a sub-tenant of one of the thirteen tenements on a portion of the site as early as 1 October 1719. He was a very wealthy man and when he died he left what he had to his niece. On her death, in September 1731, all her fortune, as he "hath no child by her", passed to the learned doctor, who by this time had taken up his residence in St. Mary's College. It was no doubt with his wife's fortune that he entirely rebuilt what must now have been a somewhat ramshackle edifice. To this new house in later years he brought his third wife, Mrs Graves, daughter of Peter Cranke.
What is this database for?
What is this database for?
This database contains a collection of some of the thousands of bits of information about Frewin's, Frewin's, Fruin's and Fruen's etc that are publicly available in family archives, Census's, the IGI, Parish Records and similar sources.
In many instances, we have attempted to make some sense of the various fragments and give an outline of the most likely family structure as we currently understand it based on the limited information available.
Given the sheer amount of transcription work needed to create a database of individuals, and the very sparse nature of the evidence found in many early records, there will certainly be mistakes in this database!
The intention is that any mistakes will be ironed out as more information becomes available about the various individuals.
Therefore, please do not assume that the information found on this database is absolutely correct! Use the source information privided to check the record yourself and let us know if there are any corrections needed.
If you have information about any of the individuals on this database that is not already mentioned in the record, please contact us so that we can amend or correct the entry concerned.
The database is very much a work in progress. Please treat the information provided accordingly.
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