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William Frewin is mentioned in the Overseers of the Poor paperwork on 19th June 1773.
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.
The overseers of the Poor paperwork has been treanscribed by the Berks FHS and is available on Microfiche from them
A William Frewin was a witness at the wedding of John Pearson and Sarah Marshall on 10 February 1777 at Caversham, Oxfordshire (now Berkshire)
A witness at the marriage of William Frewen to Mary Neville was Joseph Hancock. A Joseph Hancock married Ann Frewin on 29 November 1781 in Caversham, Oxfordshire (now Berks)
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.
For further information, contact: Lawrence Frewin