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Could be the same couple as Edward Frewin and Martha Stockwood born abt 1726.
Edward Frewin is mentioned in the Overseers of the Poor paperwork on 19th June 1773 as the father of William Frewin.
The record reads:
1] 19 Jun 1773 Bond of 2] William Frewin [+] husbandman, Edward Frewin, Yeoman, father of William, both of Caversham, Oxon and James Hastings [+] chairman of Reading, Berks bound in the sum of ú40 to 3] and 4] of Caversham John Holmes Edward Frewin William Berry and James Millard. To save parish harmless against any costs arising from Jane Blackwell of Caversham, singlewoman, who is great with child and William Frewin acknowledges that he is the father.
5] William Bullock [+] and Tho Round [+]
Rough translation: WIlliam Frewin of Caversham, the son of Edward Frewin, is bound over to the sum of ú40 to meet the costs of the local parish in supporting Jane Blackwell and her as yet unborn child, of whom William Frewin admits to being the father.
An Edward Frewen was a witness at the marriage of Humphrey Frewen to Elizabeth Hearne on 15 July 1765 in Caversham, along with Edward Piercey
An Edward Frewen was a witness at the marriage of John Hater to Penelope Richards on 24 September 1784 in Caversham, along with William Wrightt
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.
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