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William Frewin is listed twice in the Overseers of the poor paperwork for Caversham, Berkshire, in relation to a servant he previously employed.
The first record is in relation to the examination of William Waddely:
19) 1] 12 February 1767, Exam of William Waddely [x] before 6] Cadogan [+] he was born in Dorchester, Oxon. Lived nearly 1/2 year with Mr Warner of Hagbourne. From Mmas 1764 to Mmas 1765 he lived with William Frewin of Mongewell, Oxon. He recvd 50/- wages. Lived part of 1766 with William Marks of South Stoke, Oxon. at mmas 1776 was h by Mr Fisher of Hambledon, Bucks, and lived with him to 11th February 1767
Rough translation: An examination of the affairs of William Waddely was held on 12 February 1767, presided over by a Mr or Mrs Cadogan. William Waddely was born in Dorchester Oxon. He lived for nearly half a year with a Mr Warner of Hagbourne. From Michaelmas 1764 to Michaelmas 1765 he lived with William Frewin of Mongewell, and was paid 50 shillings wages. For part of 1766 he lived with William Marks of South Stoke, Oxon. At Michaelmas 1776 hea was hired by Mr Fisher of Hambledon, Bucks, and lived with him until 11 February 1767
The second record is in relation to William Waddely's wife:
1] 15 April 1767 Exam of Anne Waddely [x] before 6] P Powys [+] and P L Powys [+] she was born in Caversham, Oxon. She lived in and svd several services and married William Waddely on about 10th February last past, who has since left her. Her husband told her that he was a parishioner of Mungewell (Mongewell), Oxon by living as a svt with William Frewin, husbandsman, of Mungwell, for a full year, and receiving a years wages.
Rough Translation: An examination of the affairs of Anne Waddely was hed on the 15th April 1767, presided over by P and P L Powys. Anne was born in Caversham, Oxon, and she lived in and served several services and married William Waddely on about 10th February 1767, who subsequently left her. Her husband told her that he was a parishioner of Mongewell, and was employed as a live in servant by William Frewin, a husbandsman of Mongewell, for a full year and received a years wages.
A mention of William Frewin of Mongewell is also found in the Overseers of the Poor paperwork for Wallingford Union for 1766:
3 Mar 1766 From Mongewell 4) William Frewin [+] and 3) John Rose [+] with 5) Joseph Read [+] and Francis Grove [x] to St mary Wallingford ack 1.sett of 2) William Read, Susannah his wife and Mary their daughter aged 10 months
6) Pp Powys [+] and Pp L Powys
The Overseers of the Poor paperwork has been transcribed onto microfiche and is availbale from the Berkshire FHS
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.
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