Alice Freeman (b. April 21, 1605, d. February 11, 1664/65)
Alice Freeman (daughter of Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards) was born April 21, 1605 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England, and died February 11, 1664/65 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. She married (1) John Thompson on November 06, 1616 in Preston Capes, Northampshire, England, son of John Thompson. She married (2) Robert Parke on Bef. May 30, 1644.
Notes for Alice Freeman:
NEW ENGLAND, IRISH, SCOTISH, ISLE OF MAN Entries: 76911 Updated: Thu Oct 19 20:39:19 2000 Contact: Nancy Ann Norman firstname.lastname@example.org NEW ENGLAND, IRISH, SCOTISH, ISLE OF MAN Genealogy ID: I2972 Name: Alice FREEMAN Sex: F Birth: Abt 1595 in Cranford,Northamptonshire,England Death: 11 FEB 1664/1665 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut Ancestral File #: 8LMN-R6 IDNO: 4671 Note: Came to New England as a widow with 1 daughter and 3 sons.
Sources: History of Stonington by Wheeler; Boston Evening Transcript; A. Roots 29A; Roberts/Reitwiesner; The Blackmans of Knight's Creek; The Carolingian Ancestry of Edmond Hawes, Alice Freeman and Thomas James; American Genealogist, 13/3; The Visitation of Northamptonshire 1564 and 1618-19 (film 94,956); Potter-Richardson Memorial; Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants; The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523; A Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr.; Magna Charta Sureties 163-10.
Wheeler: The baptisms of the children of Alice Freeman and John Thompson are recorded at Preston Capes, Northants. It is not known when Alice Thompson brought her son and daughters to New England, but she was living in Roxbury, Mass., before 1640. "The Thomson family in England held a high position, their social status being next to that of the county families. Mistress Alice must have been a lady of character and refinement. Her success in bringing her children through all their troubles and so well preparing them for the duties of life which they assumed, testifies to this." In New England, she married Robert Park(e). He was the father of Thomas Parke Sr., who married Dorothy Thompson, Alice's daughter. This means Robert Parke was both the father-in-law and stepfather of Dorothy. And Alice was both the mother-in-law and stepmother of Thomas Parke. Roberts/Reitwiesner: Alice Freeman, birth and death dates unknown, immigrant. Married Robert Parke shortly after 30 May 1644. Blackmans: Alice Freeman, died 1664/5. Additional info from AF records. One says she was born about 1587 and another in 1595. [Prodigy post says Parke Society has her lineage back to Charlemagne and King John, but 7th edition of Ancestral Roots cuts line off at Joan de Harley. Will have to check Parke Society. Roots says: "Other lines available for Alice Freeman" but doesn't list any.] "American Ancestors & Cousins of the Princess of Wales" by Roberts/Reitwiesner, lists a line back to Thomas Giffard and Joan Langston. The Giffard line then goes back to Ethelred II, King of England. The Langston line goes back to Hugh Capet, King of France. Both these lines are traced farther back via other sources. Am. Genealogist, citing The Visitations of Northamptonshire: Alice Freeman, wife of John Tomson of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire. Memorial: The baptisms of the children of Alice Freeman and John Thompson are recorded in the parish register of Preston Capes. Alice, widowed in 1627, came with her children to Roxbury, MA, by 1640. She married 30 May 1644, as second wife, Robert Parke, 1580/85-1664/5, of Wethersfield and Stonington, CT. She died in 1660. Descents: Alice Freeman of Massachusetts and (presumably) Connecticut married (1) John Thompson; (2) Robert Parke. (Dorothy Thompson, her daughter by John Thompson, married Thomas Parke, son of Robert Parke and Martha Chaplin, his first wife) are ancestors of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales and her sons, H.R.H. Prince William and H.R.H. Prince Henry of Wales. Migration: Alice Freeman Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire, mother of Bridget Thompson. Witter Family: Alice Freeman, died 11 Feb. 1664/5, New London, Conn. Had six children by John Thompson. Married (2) Robert Parke of Roxbury, Mass., who married (1) Martha Chaplin, daughter of Robert Chaplin. [My other sources say she was the daughter of William Chaplin.] Sureties: Alice Freeman, died New London, Conn., 11 Feb. 1664/5. Married (1) about 1615, as his second wife, John Tompson, gentleman, of Little Preston, Preston Capes, son of Thomas Tompson. Married (2) at Roxbury, Mass., before 30 May 1644, Robert Parke. Carolingians: Alice Freeman. Visitation: Alice Freeman, ux. John Tomson of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire. Change Date: 18 JUL 2000 at 13:06:12
Father: Henry FREEMAN b: 1560 in Cranford,Northamptonshire,England Mother: Margaret EDWARDS b: Abt 1564 in England
Marriage 1 Robert PARK Married: 30 MAY 1644 in Roxbury,Essex Co.,Massachusetts
Marriage 2 John THOMPSON b: 1580 in Preston Capes,Northamptonshire,England Married: Bef 1 APR 1616 in ,England
ANCESTORS OF ROBERT C. BRADLEY Alica had come to America and was living in Roxbury. She had in this country, besides Briget, these three sons: John Thompson, Anthony Thompson and William Thompson.
1626 - John TOMPSON, of Little Preston, in the Parish of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England made his will, 6 Nov. 1626. The will was probated on 11 April 1627 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury. His widow, Alice (FREEMAN) TOMPSON, married second, before 30 May 1644, to Robert PARKE; and she died 11 February 1664/5 at New London, Connecticut. Weis, Frederick Lewis, THE MAGNA CHARTA SURETIES, 1215 (3rd edition 1979); p.109-10 (Line #164).
FREEMAN, Alice Birth : 21 APR 1605 Preston Capes,Northamptonshire,England Death : 11 FEB 1664 New London,New London,Connecticut
Alice Freeman died on 11 Feb 1664/65 in New London, New London, CT. Prior to 1640 the widow brought children to USA. She was called ĎA Lady of character and refinementí. Parents: Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards.
She was married to John Thompson. Children were: Mary Thompson, Bridget Thompson, Martha Thompson, Dorothy Thompson, Dorothy Thompson, Nathaniel Thompson.
More About Alice Freeman and John Thompson: Marriage: November 06, 1616, Preston Capes, Northampshire, England.
More About Alice Freeman and Robert Parke: Marriage: Bef. May 30, 1644
Children of Alice Freeman and John Thompson are:
+Bridget Thompson, b. September 11, 1622, Preston Capes, Northampshire, England, d. August 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.