John Freeman

Brief Life History of John

When John Freeman was born about 1863, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Freeman, was 11861 and his mother, Mary Hardy, was 39. He married Mary Ann Adcock on 14 December 1884, in Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Tatenhill, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 11 March 1940, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Freeman
about 1863–1940
Mary Ann Adcock
Marriage: 14 December 1884
Lily Ethel Freeman
Mary Freeman
about 1887–
Alice Freeman
about 1889–

Sources (7)

  • John Freeman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Freeman, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Freeman in household of John Freeman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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