Richard Freemantle, Jnr (c.1796 - c.1843)

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Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in South Africa
Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About Richard Freemantle, Jnr

1820 British Settler

Richard Freemantle (24), Wagonmaker, his parents and 4 siblings, were members of Mahoney's Party of 42 Settlers on the Northampton.

Party originated from London.

Departed Portsmouth, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 26 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 30 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Coombs River.

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Richard Freemantle's* marriage to Patience Ford* was witnessed by William Bear, the service being taken by the Rev. William Geary and it was held and recorded in the Baptist Church in Grahamstown. Patience Ford* was the daughter of Edward* and Jane Ford*, her father being the head of Ford's party, from Wiltshire, who travelled out on the 'Weymouth'. She was born in 1806 or 1807 and came of a family of four children, two brothers, James* (born1803) and John* (born 1804) and a younger sister, Elizabeth* (born 1809). Later Elizabeth* married John Willden*

On arrival in Albany, the Ford party was moved three times before their location was settled. It lay across the river from Mahoney's location.

[Perhaps Richard went there seeking work after being discharged from Mahoney's party]

The Ford family, who knew nothing of agriculture, moved to Grahamstown in 1827 and opened a bakery there on 31.8.1832. Patience Ford* was only 16 or 17 at the time of her marriage. In November, 1824 Richard* was working as a wagon-maker in Grahamstown and on 4.6.1824 attended the marriage of John Ford*, son of Edward Ford* to Anna*, daughter of John* and Mary Kirkman* [of Smith's party on the 'Stentor']. Then, on 13.12.1824 he was licensed to trade at the Fort Willshire Fairs. The following year, on 24.9.1825, 'he engaged to employ 2 immigrants'.

When his wife, Patience was about 21 years of age, she gave birth to their first (and only) child, a son called William, [See the section (F2/3.[2][3 who was born on 10th November, 1827. His baptism was registered at the Baptist Church in Grahamstown - entry No: 8 - in the baptismal register of this church. The Ford family were members of the Baptist church.

Patience Freemantle nee Ford* died on 16th February, 1828 in Grahamstown at the age of 22 (when baby William was only three months old). She was buried from the Baptist Church there.

http://www.genealogy.amay.co.uk/main.php?p=FF2-PatienceFord

Richard was a wagonmaker.

Richard was due to inherit his Grandfathers title, his wealth and the responsibilities that went with the title. But due to the fact that his father had married the Housekeeper, his Grandfather became fed up with his eldest son's family, disinherited them all, and the title was given to another family member.

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Richard Freemantle, Jnr's Timeline

1796
1796
England, United Kingdom
1823
November 26, 1823
Age 27
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1827
November 10, 1827
Age 31
Eastern Cape, South Africa
1837
December 10, 1837
Age 41
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1840
1840
Age 44
1841
1841
Age 45
1843
June 6, 1843
Age 47
South Africa
1843
Age 47
1888
1888
Age 47