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Name: John Freeman

Burial Number: 0370

Gender: Male

Occupation: Farmer

Born: 00/00/1833

Died: 27/10/1901

Buried: 31/10/1901


John was born in 1833 in Glapthorne Northamptonshire to James and Sarah Ann Freeman.  James Freeman (John’s Father), was a Farmer living in Southwick Northamptonshire and farmed 650 acres, employing 18 labourers.

John married Elizabeth Hall on 20th October 1858 in Eaton Socon, Bedford. There is no record of any children being born.

John was also a farmer and by 1861 he was living with his Wife Elizabeth in The Manor House, Upper Street, Glapthorne Northamptonshire.  Elizabeth died in 1864 in Glapthorne Northamptonshire.

John then married Mary Ann Bullivant on 30th April 1867 at St. Peter’s Church Oundle, Northamptonshire. By 1871 John was still at his farm at The Manor House, Glapthorne, Northamptonshire

John gave up the farm in 1873 and sold the live stock and implements in an auction sale held on the farm on 1st October 1873.

By 1881 he has moved to another farm in Stoke Doyle Oundle Northamptonshire, which is 520 acres. He is employing 9 labourers and 2 boys. He stayed at the farm until 1895, when he sold his livestock and implements again by auction.

In 1901 the census shows him as retired and he had moved with his Wife Mary to ‘Stoke Doyle’ Belsize Road, Worthing Sussex

John died on 27th October 1901 in Worthing, his Wife Mary died on 29th April 1925 also in Worthing

He left £2407 8s 8d (approx. £188,000 in 2020) Probate to Mary Ann Freeman and Edward William Woods

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for John Freeman

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): sprint.visual.risen

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy.


John Freeman formerly of Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire died 27th October 1901 aged 68 Also of Mary Ann Freeman his wife died 29th April 1925 aged 87p.P. Also of Agnes Mary Woods eldest daughter of Edward William and Elizabeth Woods died 25th May 1961 aged 68 R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: John Freeman

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1833

Town: Known

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/10/1858

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Hall

Town of Marriage: Eaton Socon

County of Marriage: Bedfordshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 30/4/1867

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Bullivant

Town of Marriage: Oundle

County of Marriage: Northamptonshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/10/1901

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: South Stoke

Address line 3: Belsize Road

Town: Worthing

County: West Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2407 8 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £188000

Census Information


Southwick Northamptonshire

James Freeman (Head) age 47, Sarah Ann Freeman (Wife) age 44, James Freeman (Son) age 19, John Freeman (Son) age 17, William Freeman (Son) age 16.  Plus 4 servants


Manor House Glapthorne Northamptonshire

John Freeman (Head) age 28, Elizabeth Wife) age 24, plus 2 servants


The Manor House, Upper street, Glapthorne, Northamptonshire

John Freeman (Head) age 38, Mary Ann Freeman (Wife) age 32, plus 2 servants


Stoke Doyle, Oundle, Northamptonshire

John Freeman (Head) age 58, Mary Ann (Wife) age 52, plus 2 servants


‘Stoke Doyle’ Belsize Road

John Freeman (Head) age 67, Mary Ann (Wife) age 62 plus 1 sick nurse and 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Peterborough Advertiser – 13 Sept 1873

Glapthorne near Oundle, Northamptonshire – Important sale of 52 beasts, 302 sheep, 5 horses, 16 pigs, 50 fowls, implements in husbandry, harness for six horses, set of gig harness, oak planking, fire wood, quantity of prime old hay and effects.

Mr Deacon begs to announce that he has been favoured with instructions from Mr John Freeman, of Glapthorne (who is leaving his Farm) to Sell by Auction, on Wednesday, the 1st October, 1872, on the premises of Glapthorne, the whole of the above valuable Live Stock, Implements, etc.

Descriptive catalogues may be had six days previous to sale on application at the principal Inns in the neighbourhood, Kings Printing Office, the Auction Office, New Street, Oundle, and at the place of sale. Refreshment will be provided at ten and the sale to commence at eleven o’clock.

Northampton Mercury – March 22 1895

To be Sold by Auction, by Sam C Miller and Abbotts, on Friday March 29th 1895 upon the Premises, by direction of Mr John Freeman, who is leaving.

Sale to commence at one o’clock. The above is an excellent lot of homebred Stock, the oxen being coloury and fresh, the sheep and lambs healthy, the horses powerful, and the whole for genuine Sale.##

Catalogues of the Auctioneers, High Street, Banbury, and at the New and Rose and Crown Inns, Byfield.