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Anthony Frears, Francis Freckleton, William Freckleton, Alfred Henry Freeman,
John Freeman, Robert Freeman, Edwin French, George Edwin French, George Frew,


Anthony Frears

James Frears 1824 - 1887 #9544 aged 63, son of Maria Hewitt and James Frears, died at Castlemaine Hospital
Anthony Frears 1843 - 1903 #12190 aged 60, son of Elizabeth Southwood and Henry Frears, from Cumberland and died at Ballarat, wed 1869 #1212 to Helen Margaret Phillips and lived first at Sebastopol
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Anne Frears 1870 #11752
2. Henry Richard Frears 1871 #19645
3. Joseph Anthony Frears 1873 #14312
4. Helen Edith Frears 1875 #7052
5. Sarah Goodenough Frears 1877 #6578
6. Annie Southard Frears 1879 #14024
7. William John Frears 1881 #14322
8. Fredric George Frears 1883 #21633 lived 3 years
9. Emma Beatrix Frears 1884 #22521 - 1959 #718 aged 73, wed Hay
1. Elizabeth Anne Frears 1870 #11752 wed 1905 #7114 to Arthur Thomas Ramage and lived at Violet Town, 2 children
5. Sarah Goodenough Frears 1877 #6578 wed c1905 to Alex Archd McDonald and lived at Warburton
4 Children 1. Mona Beatrix McDonald died 1906 #15167 aged 1 month
2. Alex Geo McDonald 1908 #7547
3. Beatrice Ethel May McDonald 1910 #7272
4. Sarah Ann McDonald 1911 #32770
6. Annie Southard Frears 1879 #14024 - 1951 #11234 aged 72, wed 1908 #9535 to Wm Jno Stevenson and lived in Melbourne
3 Children 1. Fredk Geo Leslie Stevenson 1911 #18991
2. Wm Jno Anty Stevenson 1910 #3093
3. Beryl Elaine Stevenson 1919 #1902
7. William John Frears 1881 #14322 - 1938 #15456 aged 56, wed 1913 #10274 to Nellie May Brown 1884 - 1914 #14085 aged 30,
and 1918 #5680 to Annie Buchanan, who is then called Annie Brown 1886 - 1944 #18554 aged 58, daughter of Margaret Cody and Thomas Henry Brown
3 Children 1. Helen Freda Frears 1919 #11803 - 1954 #23129 aged 35
2. Jack Anthony Frears 1920 #31767 - 1975 #8805 aged 54
3. Bonnie Rose Frears 1926 - 1928 #1630 aged 2
Anthony Frears from Cumberland wed 1897 #1797 to Margaret Denovan/Donovan 1855 - 1915 #7633 aged 60,
Doreen Veronica Mckillop daughter of Archd Mckillop and Cath Frears at Warburton 1907 #6821

Francis Freckleton

Francis Freckleton 1803 wed Fanny and had Anne 1823 and Thomas 1827. Francis married Maria Fleming 1805 - 1889 aged 84, and had William James 1842, Eliza Jane 1844 - 1919, George 1846 - 1933 and Francis 1849 - 1943. He passed away on 1866. Francis Freckleton 1788 - 1866 #3755 aged 78, son of Joseph Freckleton
4 Children 1. William James Freckleton 1842
2. Eliza Jane Freckleton 1844 - 1919, wed 1863 #1060 to John Steele
3. George Freckleton 1846 - 1933, wed 1876 #3126 to Mary Jane Chesters
4. Francis Freckleton 1849 - 1943, wed 1885 #6759 to Nellie Wilson
2. Eliza Jane Freckleton 1844 - 1919, wed 1863 #1060 to John Steele
12 Children 1. Twin William Steele 1864 #790 - 1864 #312 lived 2 days
2. Twin Mary Steele 1864 #791 - 1864 #313 lived 2 days
3. William Steele 1865 #6868 - 1931 #11104 aged 66
4. John Steele 1867 #13081
5. Mary Jane Steele 1869 #6944
6. Geo Steele 1871 - 1939 #17380 aged 68
7. James Steele 1876 #651
8. Thomas Alexander Steele 1879 #13860 - 1931 #10656 aged 51
9. Jessie Steele 1881 #21330
10. Percy David Steele 1883 #14222
11. Ruby Ethel Helena Gordon Steele 1885 #23346 - 1957 #578 aged 71, wed Ross
12. Herbert Lindsay Steele 1887 #30892 - 1925 #2922 aged 37
3. George Freckleton 1846 - 1933, wed 1876 #3126 to Mary Jane Chesters 1857 - 1943 #21030 aged 86, dau of Susan Johnston and Thomas Chester, lived at Buln Buln
4 Children 1. George Ernest Francis Freckleton 1879 - 1955 #20397 aged 76
2. Susannah Chester Freckleton 1881 #3382 - 1918 #8400 aged 37, wed Facey
3. Maria May Freckleton 1883 #8346
4. Thomas Arthur Freckleton 1887 #17456 - 1972 #21699 aged 85
5. Georgina Eva Freckleton 1890 #10481
6. Alfred Percy Freckleton 1893 #29587 - 1974 #6478 aged 80
7. Frances Violet Freckleton 1896 #9499
2. Susannah Chester Freckleton 1881 #3382 wed 1903 #3060 to Anthony Jas Facey (James Anthony Facey 1878 #15015 son of Elizabeth Ann Rich Johns wed 1876 #709 to James Thomas Northey Facey from Devonshire,
Elizabeth Ann Rich Johns 1854 #1185 first known child of Thomazin Toll Matthews and John Johns)
4. Francis Freckleton 1849 - 1943, wed 1885 #6759 to Nellie Wilson 1866 - 1940 #20088 aged 74, dau of Flor Church Cust and David Wilson, lived at Port Fairy
4 Children 1. Leslie David Freckleton 1886 #23893
2. Florinda Mary Freckleton 1889 #24907 - 1958 #21534 aged 67, wed Clarke
3. Nellie May Freckleton 1889 #24908
4. Claud Wilson Freckleton 1897 #21813

William Freckleton

William Freckleton c1830, wed 1857 #3004 to Jane Fleming and lived in Warrnambool, Woodford. William is believed to have had a long term partner (Susan Miller) in St Arnaud. He also married Theresa McEvoy in 1885 and was charged with bigamy and spent time in prison.
6 Children 1. Francis Freckleton 1858 #12919
2. Mary Freckleton c1860
3. George Freckleton c1862
4. William John Freckleton 1864 #25745 - 1953 #17637 aged 89
5. Matilda Ann Freckleton 1866 #24638
6. Margaret Ellen Freckleton 1869 #25912
1. Francis Freckleton 1858 #12919 - 1941 #20371 aged 84, wed 1879 #3892 to Kate/Catherine Jones and lived at Woolsthorpe, Tower Hill
10 Children 1. Elizth Freckleton 1880 #19731 - 1899 #7117 lived 18 years
2. Rachel Freckleton 1883 #27442
3. Matilda Ann Freckleton 1886 #23111
4. Elsie Freckleton 1888 #34526 - 1961 #19934 aged 72, wed Connor
5. Jane Fleming Freckleton 1891 #18452 - 1892 #4609 lived 1 year
6. Florence Jane Freckleton 1893 - 1983 #18220 aged 90, wed Baird
7. Mary Freckleton 1895 #25142
8. Francis Freckleton 1898 - 1901 #15722 lived 3 years
9. Jas Alex Richd Sydney M A Freckleton 1900 #30246
10. Catherine Elizabeth Freckleton 1904 - 1955 #20406 aged 51, wed Lee
4. William John Freckleton 1864 #25745 - 1953 #17637 aged 89, wed 1891 #6880 to Sarah Ann Jones, and lived at Woolsthorpe
7 Children 1. Ethel May Freckleton 1891 - 1974 #2414 aged 82, wed King
2. Mary Jane Freckleton 1892 #28556 - 1927 #12734 aged 36, wed Schultz
3. Sarah Ann E Freckleton 1894 #25482 - 1896 #8106 lived 1 year
4. Wm Jno Thos Freckleton 1896 #32077
5. Saml Geo Freckleton 1899 #14789 - 1899 #11685 lived 1 month
6. David Fleming Freckleton 1901 - 1945 #23576 aged 44
7. George Stuart Freckleton 1908 - 1961 #16181 aged 53
2. Mary Jane Freckleton 1892 #28556 - 1927 #12734 aged 36, wed Jno Wm Schultz
2 Children 1. William John Thomas Schultz 1920 - 1969 #2904 aged 48
2. James Schultz 1922 #9793 aged 0

Alfred Freeman

Births Mar 1853 - Alfred Henry Freeman in Wandsworth Vol 1d page 377. The district Wandsworth spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Surrey, includes Clapham
Alfred Henry Freeman 1853 from Clapham, wed 1882 #4965 to Mary Longshaw from Cheshire, and lived at Footscray
5 Children 1. Mary Louise Freeman 1883 #26327
2. Lilian Maud Freeman 1885 #5743
3. Henry Wm Ernest Freeman 1887 #5675 lived 2 years
4. Flor Evelyn Isabel Freeman 1890 #3547
5. Lindass Tupper Freeman 1893 #12846
Mary Louise Freeman 1884 - 1968 #6090 aged 84, wed 1912 #10983 to Sydney Ernest Dorman 1880 #18945 - 1953 #20639 aged 72, 1 child

John Freeman

John Freeman wed 1854 #3361 to Ann Savin c1826 and lived at Belfast then Hamilton
Ann Savin came with her brother Samuel Savin and his family, on the Eliza, April 1853 as Assisted British Immigrants
9 Children 1. William Freeman 1855 #11259
2. Elizabeth Freeman 1857 #15879
3. John Freeman 1859 #8542
4. Richard Freeman 1861 #8828
5. Samuel Freeman 1864 #2693
6. Thomas Freeman 1865 #15738
7. Joseph Freeman 1867 #22140
8. Ann Freeman 1869 #15968
9. Henry Freeman 1872 #16647
10. Catherine Freeman 1876 #9839
1. William Freeman 1855 #11259 wed 1883 #4650 to Emma Addinsall 1861 #3404
6 Children 1. Violet Mary Freeman 1884 #21292
2. Catherine May Freeman 1886 #20848 3. Wm Lennox Freeman 1889 #15212
4. Harold Jno Freeman 1891 #26352 - 1891 #17276 lived 5 months
5. Helene Clare Freeman 1893 #25422
6. Fred Freeman 1895 #23538 - 1895 #10679 lived 1 day
2. Elizabeth Freeman 1857 #15879 wed 1884 #1232 to Richard Dickinson born at Hamilton, and lived at Nhill, then at Yanac, 10chn
3. John Freeman wed 1887 #7224 to Elizabeth Joice Standrin born at Charleston, SA
8. Ann Freeman 1869 #15968 wed 1890 #7487 to William Addinsall and lived at Yanaca, 3 Children

Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman born c1807 wed c1841 to Jane Duff born 1817 and lived at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
5 Children 1. un-named male Freeman 1842
2. Jane Freeman 1845
3. William Freeman 1847
4. Lydia Freeman 1848
5. Robert Freeman 1851
4. Lydia Freeman 1848 wed 1865 at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to Alfred Stonehouse, 1842 - 1881, 7 Children

Edwin and Ann French

Edwin French wed Oct-Dec 1853 to Ann Woodlands, came on the ship Rodney, 877 tons, Captain Frazer, with Mrs. Morgan, Matron ; Mr. John Brownfield, surgeon-superintendent, they sailed from Plymouth 21st November 1854 and arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 20th February 1855, bringing to the Colony 321 souls.
Seven deaths and six births took place at sea. Edwin French was aged 22, Ann French 20 and baby William French was born at sea, Jan. 15. See Passenger list by Theshipslist.
Edwin French 1832 - 1916 aged 84, born in Unley, Glos, UK, came 1855 on Rodney to Adelaide with Ann Woodlands 1834 - 1904 aged 70, born in Avening, Glos, UK After the death of his wife in 1904 he married Anne Throsby and had a son Kenneth
11 children 1. William Alfred French 15 Jan 1855 born at Sea
2. Edwin John French c1857 born in Adelaide, SA, wed 1881 #2738 to Ellen Griffiths born in Sydney
3. Mary Ann French 1860 #738 born in Melb
4. Florence Alice French 1862 #8865 born at Kew
5. Albert Edward French 1864 #22536
6. Roseina Frances French 1867 #2714
7. Louisa Augusta French 1869 #22895
8. Harry Woodlands French 1872 #17004
9. Joseph Augustus French 1875 #21082 moved to Ballarat
10. Alfred Ernest French 1878 #13396
11. Kenneth French
1. William Alfred French 15 Jan 1855 born at Sea, wed 1877 #2874 to Ellen Susan West 1859 #20904 dau of Charlotte Hinks and William West born at Amherst
11 Children 1. Edwin Alfred French 1878 #8684 - 1883 #6400 lived 5 years
2. Emily Louisa French 1880 #11051
3. William James French 1882 #4739
, 4. Mary Ann French 1884 #8844
5. Ethel French 1885 #17112
6. Ellen Selina French 1887 #27790
7. Ernest Alfd French 1889 #30542
8. Albt French 1892 #3340
9. Harry French 1894 #10833
10. Fred Geo French 1896 #19950
11. Beatrice Olive French 1898 #26356
3. Mary Ann French 1860 #738 - 1945 #17246 aged 85, wed 1880 #1044 to Thomas Grant registered 1854 #5756 - 1933 #14737 aged 79, and lived at Ringwood, 4 Children
4. Florence Alice French 1862 #8865 born at Kew, wed 1883 #6414 to Frederick William Fankhauser, and lived at Burwood
5 Children 1. Selina Rose Fankhauser 1884 #22803
2. Alice Maud Fankhauser 1884 #22804 - 1885 #610 lived 5 months
3. Frederick William Fankhauser 1886 #8414 - 1966 #20996 aged 80
4. David Ernest Fankhauser 1887 #26514 - 1954 #2453 aged 66
5. Myrtle Jessie Fankhauser 1894 #21242 - 1972 #19244 aged 78, wed Boulton
5. Albert Edward French 1864 #22536 wed 1889 #1664 to Eliza Dickson, and lived at Ringwood,
1 Child 1. Harold Stanley French 1891 #27266
6. Roseina Frances French 1867 #2714 - 1942 #9074 aged 76, as Rosina Frances French wed 1888 #5829 to Edmund Nugent Crow 1866 #6796 - 1944 #2660 aged 77, son of Anna Maria Nugent and William Crow born at Nunawading, and lived at Burwood
8 Children 1. Edmund Ernest Crow 1890 #1309 - 1972 #27253 aged 83
2. Rosina Frances Crow 1891 #20563
3. Alice Woodland Crow 1896 #17891
7. Louisa Augusta French 1869 #22895 as Louisa Agusta French wed 1888 #4916 to Joseph Henry Gee and lived at Burwood, Hawthorn
4 Children 1. Annie Garland Gee 1889 #5382 - 1962 #24492 aged 72, wed Toogood
2. Alice Woodlands Gee 1891 #10070 - 1977 #26375 aged 86, wed Parsonage
3. Jos Hy Gee 1894 #12493
4. Stanley Robt Edwin Gee 1896 #12131 - 1972 #14201 aged 77
8. Harry Woodlands French 1872 #17004 wed 1895 #467 to Louisa Capper 1874 #7026 - 1944 #246 aged 69, dau of Mary Stanbury and George Capper
6 Children 1. Joseph Hy French 1895 #10130 - 1951 38164 aged 56
2. Lilian Mary French 1897 #17280 - 1983 324430 aged 86, wed Ryan
3. Edwin Geo French 1900 #24775 - 1984 316531 aged 83
4. Arthur Woodland French 1903 - 1964 310810 aged 61
5. Hector Raymond French 1910 - 1964 31657 aged 54
6. Leslie Stanbury French 1913 - 1974 327064 aged 61
9. Joseph Augustus French 1875 #21082 wed 1900 #5689R to Louisa Hewland Chitts 1875 - 1947 34851 aged 72, dau of Ann Britton and James Chitts
1 Child 1. Alice Annie French 1901 #1420

George Edwin French

George Edwin French 1828 - 1875 #5753 aged 46, son of Mary Peters and William French, of Cornwall wed Jun 1852 to Jane Warren, in District of Penzance, Cornwall, and both are aged 23 when they came Dec 1852 on the Bombay They lived at Beechworth
8 Children 1. George Edwin French 1854 #3437 aged 75 wed 1877 #20 to Elizabeth Rapsey
2. John French 1856 #6246 wed 1881 #5475 to Josephine Rapsey
3. James French 1858 #14588
4. Emma Jane French 1861 #17123
5. Mary French 1863 #12507
6. Sarah Ann French 1866 #727 - 1869 #3467 lived 3 years
7. Eliz Grace French 1868 #21616
8. Sarah Anne French 1872 #14129
1. George Edwin French 1854 #3437 aged 75 wed 1877 #20 to Elizabeth Rapsey, lived at Beechworth
8 Children 1. George Edwin 1878 - 1879 #338 lived 15 months
2. William Henry French 1879 #13832 - 1883 #7390 lived 4 years
3. Elizabeth Anne French 1882 #542
4. Richard Thomas French 1886 #584 - 1954 #18081 aged 67
5. Emma Jane French 1888 #8711
6. Robert James French 1890 #29797 - 1934 #12212 aged 43
7. Alfred George French 1893 #28842 - 1955 #22353 aged 61
8. William John French 1898 #8481 - 1964 #27487 aged 66
2. John French 1856 #6246 wed 1881 #5475 to Josephine Rapsey 1964 #707 and lived at Beechworth
7 children 1. John Richard French 1882 #7025 - 1963 #22426 aged 81
2. Emma Christina French 1884 #538 - 1967 #18425 aged 82, wed Birtles
3. Elizabeth Joseph French 1887 #16980
4. George Edward French 1891 - 1964 #10174 aged 73
5. Eliza Jane French 1896 #17117 - 1969 #27868 aged 72 wed Paterson
6. Twin Wm Hy French 1899 #15774
7. Twin Lila May French 1899 #15775 - 1972 #28647 aged 73 wed Mortimer

George Frew

George Frew wed 1856 #991 to Eliza Wright and lived at Brunswick
From Jean Campbell - The history of the Frews that I have goes back to 1800 in Killyleagh Ireland
9 Children 1. William George Frew 1857 #8632 - 1931 #13157 aged 74
2. Richard Henry Lee Frew 1859 #5958 - 1931 #6398 aged 72
3. Jane Heather Frew 1861 #1132
4. Eliza Annie Frew 1864 #1004
5. James Frew 1866 #6864
6. Mary Frew 1868 #14527
7. Frederick Frew 1871 #14436 lived 5 years
8. Arthur Frew 1873 #25170
9. Alice Maud Frew 1876 #1067
From on Sun, 27 Jan 2008
Interested in your Australian Pioneer Families. My Mother was Kathleen Frew, her father George Frew, Mother Grace McLean. When she was 15 yrs old went to Bloomfields as a nursemaid for one of the children. Hope you will contact me if you are interested.
Regards Jean Campbell.

1. William George Frew 1857 #8632 - 1931 #13157 aged 74 and Grace Amy McLean 1862 #12674 - 1938 #6398 aged 76 died at Northcote, dau of Hugh Mclean and Amelia Jones
No wedding indexed
5 Children 1. Eva Frew 1888 - 1972 #6231 aged 84 wed 1912 #7482 to Ernest George Hughes
2. Kathleen Frew died 1982 #27200 age not shown, wed 1913 #7360 to William John Griff
3. Ray Harold Frew 1893 - 1959 #780 aged 66
4. Leslie Geo Frew 1894 #25926
5. Arthur Hubert/Herbert Frew 1897 #13395 - 1970 #263 aged 72 wed 1920 #13319 to Marion Bretherton 1898 - 1963 7420 aged 65, dau of Katherine Jones and Frank Reginald Bretherton
3. Jane Heather Frew 1861 #1132 - 1932 #10501 aged 72, wed 1886 #3543V to Alexander Campbell from Argyll
1 Child 1. Iona Heather Campbell 1895 #32170
4. Eliza Annie Frew 1864 #1004 (She gave Lyndhurst as her birthplace when she was married) wed 1888 #6448 to Samuel Chas Rothwell Bloomfield c1860, 3 Children

John Fredk Frewin

John Fredk Frewin and Annie Frewin nee Giles 1828 - 1922 #12520 aged 94, dau of Thomas Giles, died at Chelsea
Frank Ernest Frewin 1863 - 1950 #12055 aged 87, wed 1884 to Clara Eveline Briner


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