Fruins & the Irish connection

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Posted by A message from Mike on October 29, 1998 at 07:58:59:

I came across your internet site after doing a search prompted by receving a series of e-mails from cousins in Ireland and some Fruins in the U.S..

I am a great-grandson of a Fruin born in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. In 1994 I visited my cousins living in the Glen living in the family house (circa 1650). They were aware of other Frewens in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick but did not know them.

There was some tradition that the family name had originally come from England with Thomas Frewen at the time of Cromwell so I went to the Frewen School in Northian, E. Sussex, where there is mention of the family from 1530. I found some Frewen cousins living there. According to them, their ancestors had come from Jutland in Denmark in the 16th Century. They had a partial family tree with a son Thomas about 1650 and a Cromwellian officers coat so I felt that I had found the right family line.


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