Family of James Freakes and Elizabeth Harwood

Husband: James Freakes (1709-1788)
Wife: Elizabeth Harwood (1714- )
Children: Hannah Freakes (1752-1800)

Husband: James Freakes

Name: James Freakes
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1709 Wanborough, Surrey
Baptism 2 Oct 1709 (age 0) Compton, Surrey
Will 19 Jan 1737/38 (age 28-29) Mentioned in father's will
Will 9 Jan 1787 (age 77-78) Date of will (see notes)
Death 1788 (age 78-79) Ash, Surrey
Burial 10 Dec 1788 Ash, Surrey
Probate 6 Mar 1789 Probate to sons James, Thomas & Joseph Freakes

Wife: Elizabeth Harwood

Name: Elizabeth Harwood
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1714

Child 1: Hannah Freakes

Name: Hannah Freakes
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Attfield (1749-1837)
Birth Oct 1752 Wanborough, Surrey
Baptism 17 Oct 1752 (age 0) Compton, Surrey
Will 9 Jan 1787 (age 34) Mentioned in father's will
Death 1800 (age 47-48) Farnham, Surrey
Burial 2 Nov 1800 Farnham, Surrey

Note on Husband: James Freakes

James Freakes of Wanborough farmer snr 9 Jan 1787

to my sons James Freakes, Thomas Freakes and Joseph Freakes all my freehold messuages in Worplesdon & Ash and all my personal estate paying to my daughter Hannah Attfield wife of William Attfield £50, to my daughter Ann Ellis wife of Thomas Ellis £80; sons execs

Witnesses William Wakeford, William Winslade, Joseph Hockley

Proved 6 Mar 1789 to execs, died this year, under £100

DW/PA/7/31 ff.213v-214r, DW/PA/5/1789/11

Archdeaconry Court of Surrey Wills


It seems that all the children of James and Elizabeth were probably born in Wanborough but Christened in nearby Compton, the next parish (an alternative for the small population was Puttenham, an adjoining parish also. However, the Puttenham church was burned in 1735). The local church in Wanborough fell into disrepair in the mid-17th century.