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William Freeborn

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Death28 APR 1670
Aged: 76.3 years

One of the nineteen compact signers, Portsmouth Mar. 7, 1638 :
"We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly, in the presence of Jehovah,
incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and, as he shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of his given us in his holy word of truth to be guided and judged thereby."
Rhode Island Land Evidences
Pub R. I. Hist. Soc. 1921     Pub. Baltimore 1970

#76 Page 58
Gidion Freeborne--Land Recorded ....By order of the Towne of Portsmouth...10th of 12th month
1639...Given..unto William Freeborne..One hundred and Forty Acres of Land...Eighty Acres..Layd out...Westwardly upon the sea Northwardly upon John Walkers side line Eastwardly partly upon the Comon, and partly upon the Land granted...unto Randall Houldon, and Southwardly upon the Comon,...in..Will...of...William Freeborne he hath given Unto his sonn Gidion Freeborne all the said Land..Exceptinge that part..Formerly..Given to his Daughter Sarah Brown (ell--)(worn away)..Eighty
acres...Ratifyed. John Sanford

William Freeborne--receipts
14th of  the 5th month 1639
...for every Acre of Land impropriated two shillings shall be payd into Treasury..received of Goodman Freeborne two pounts tenn shillings and tenn pence. by me Jo. Coggeshall Treasr ...for every Acre of Land that is impropriated two shillings is to be payd into the Treasury..Received of William Freeborne. Fower pounds seven shillings two pence which with monyes..payd..is in full for one hundred and twelve acres of Land granted...25 of January 1657.
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William Baulston, Treasur     Copied as printed, C Dietz

#77 Page 58-59
William Freeborne--Land Recorded ...by...Grant...of Portsmouth...and purchase from
others William Freeborne was...posest of...percell of Meddow and Upland contaninge Fower acres and a halfe..lyinge in..Portsmouth..bounded Northwardly by a high way to the Springe Neere mr Baulstons Meddow, Eastwardly by the Creeke and Cove neere John Sanfords Meddow., Southwardly by the Land now in the possession of Thomas Cornell, Westwardly by the high-way and Comon, And..William Freeaborne in his..will..haveinge, Given..the said Lands..unto his sonn Gidion Freeborne...The said Land...Ratifyd.... John Sanford

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


16276 MAR 1664  England, Suffolk, Ipswich Clement Weaver 


1632SEP 1676  England Nathaniel Browning 


abt 163527 FEB 1719  England, Suffolk, Ipswich Sarah Brownell, Mary Boomer 

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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave
  3. Personal: Family historian, Emily Morton; Papers left to me by my aunt who researced for 30 years;
  4. Website:Werelate, Clement Weaver/Mary Freeborn;
  5. Website:Wikipedia; Wm. Freeborn;
  6. Marriage Sources:
    Website:RW Ahn;
  7. Website:Wikipedia; Wm. Freeborn;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Personal: Family historian, Emily Morton; Papers left to me by my aunt who researced for 30 years;
  3. Website:Wikipedia; Wm. Freeborn;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    Website:RW Ahn;
  5. Website:Wikipedia; Wm. Freeborn;
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