James Fletcher Freeman

1788 - 1863


Surgeon in Berkshire, who married in 1819 Ann Crafts (who was born Whitton, Middlesex c. 1798) and died of Old Brentford in late 1863 aged 75. Ann Crafts was almost certainly a niece of George Crafts of Rio Demerary (q.v.). In 1822 the couple were party to a deed conveying 1/13th of the Retrieve estate (which had belonged to George Crafts). Leonard Crafts, named in the will of George Crafts as his brother, was of Whitton when he made his will proved in 1806.


1851 census online; marriage at St Luke Old Street Finsbury 06/02/1819, Ancestry.com, James Fletcher Freeman in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database online]; burial St George, parish of Ealing 29/12/1863, Ancestry.com, James Fletcher Freeman in the London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 [accessed 28/05/2018]; C DDI/4/23 '30/12/1822 Conveyance Between James Fletcher Freeman of Bracknell in the County of Berks, Surgeon; Ann, his wife, and John Crafts the younger of Preston near Barrow in the County of Middlesex respecting one thirteenth part of the plantation, [Retrieve], in the colony of Essequibo in South America. Includes a schedule listing slaves, giving their colour, age, bodily marks, employment, condtition, country and sex', http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/c-ddi.pdf [accessed 28/05/2018]; PROB 11/1451/203.

Further Information

Ann Crafts

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Joint owner

Apparently joint-owner of 1/13th with his wife Ann nee Crafts

Relationships (2)

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Addresses (1)

Bracknell, Berkshire, South-east England, England
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Of Bracknell when party to a conveyance of 30/12/1822