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Bridges Freeman, Sr.

Also Known As: "Col."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England or Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England
Death: Died in Jamestown, James City, VA
Place of Burial: Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Freeman, Jr.; Thomas Freeman; Frances Freeman and Frances Freeman
Husband of Bridget Evelyn Freeman
Father of Elizabeth Freeman; Bridget Freeman; Bridges Freeman, Jr.; Henry Freeman, Jr.; Anne Walker and 5 others
Brother of Robert Freeman; Bennett Freeman; Richard Freeman; William Freeman; Henry Freeman and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer/Member of House of Burgesses
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About Col. Bridges Freeman, Sr.

http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I98375&tree=00 Suffix Sr. Born 1603 Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Gender Male Died 1655 Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Buried 1655 Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo Age 52 years Person ID I98375 Full Tree | Larson

Father Thomas Freeman, Jr., b. 7 Feb 1579, of, Irchester, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1622, Benson, Bensington, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location (42 years) Mother Frances Bennett, b. 1585, , Norden, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1631, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (46 years) Married Abt 1602 Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location Family ID F41092 Group Sheet

Family Bridget Evelyn Fowler, b. 1606, , , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location, of, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Married 1635 Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Children

1. Bridges Freeman, Jr., b. 1637, Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States ,

	2. Henry Freeman,  b. 1646, Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States ,  d. 5 Apr 1696, , York, Virginia, United States   (50 years)
	3. James Freeman,  b. 2 Feb 1649/50, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States ,  d. 23 Jan 1687/88, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States   (37 years)

As a young man in his twenties he emigrated to the Virginia Colony by 1625, where he married. He was appointed to a position in a joint stock company of the Virginia Company, called the Magazine (or Magine), which was dissolved in 1620. When elected in 1629, he served one session of the House of Burgesses for Pasbyhay country, north along the James River, and in 1632 he served a session for the Chickahominy tract of land. As a Burgess, he rose in rank to Lt. Col. From 1635 to 1655 he amassed about 1550 acres of land in total referred to as the Tomahunn Plantation near the mouth of the Chicahominy River, on the south (Charles City County, VA.). He also owned land that extended east of the Chicahominy, James City, Co. VA, referred to as Freeman's Point. He was reelected in 1647 to the house of Burgesses. He was also appointed to the Governor's Council, in the provisional government of Virgina Colony, for two terms that ended about 1655. Bridges Freeman gave away a portion of his land according to his Last Will and Testament, and died between 1660-1680. One record states that Bridges Freeman was a Justice for James City County in 1680. A possible relative, Thomas Freeman, and some of the Bennet family were murdered by the Powhatan Indians in the Virginia massacre of 1623.

Note: Source; Garland Hopkins, Freeman Forebears, and the studies of Dr. Thomas Reed. Via Find a Grave website.


Col. Bridges Freeman was the son of Thomas Freeman, of Oxfordshire, and Frances Bennet-Freeman, who was the daughter of Ralph Bennet and his wife Frances. Col. Bridges was the grandson of John Freeman, born about 1553, and his wife Mae Thomas, born about 1538. Col. Bridges was the sibling of William (1st) 1605, who died in infancy, Henrie, 1606, Elizabeth (Pethouse or Pettus) 1608, William (2nd) 1609, Bennet, 1612, John, 1624, and possibly Robert and James.

Col. Bridges was the husband of Bridget Evelyn Fowler. Their children possibly included; Bridges Freeman Jr., Henry Freeman, James Freeman of New Kent. Bridges Jr., married Elizabeth, the daughter of Capt. James and Catherine Besouth.

Historical information;

As a young man in his twenties he emigrated to the Virginia Colony by 1625, where he married. He was appointed to a position in a joint stock company of the Virginia Company, called the Magazine (or Magine), which was dissolved in 1620. When elected in 1629, he served one session of the House of Burgesses for Pasbyhay country, north along the James River, and in 1632 he served a session for the Chickahominy tract of land. As a Burgess, he rose in rank to Lt. Col. From 1635 to 1655 he amassed about 1550 acres of land in total referred to as the Tomahunn Plantation near the mouth of the Chicahominy River, on the south (Charles City County, VA.). He also owned land that extended east of the Chicahominy, James City, Co. VA, referred to as Freeman's Point. He was reelected in 1647 to the house of Burgesses. He was also appointed to the Governor's Council, in the provisional government of Virgina Colony, for two terms that ended about 1655. Bridges Freeman gave away a portion of his land according to his Last Will and Testament, and died between 1660-1680. One record states that Bridges Freeman was a Justice for James City County in 1680. A possible relative, Thomas Freeman, and some of the Bennet family were murdered by the Powhatan Indians in the Virginia massacre of 1623.

Birth and death dates are estimated at this time.

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Col. Bridges Freeman, Sr.'s Timeline

1603
March 25, 1603
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England or Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England
1621
1621
Age 17
Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England
1637
January 23, 1637
Age 33
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
1637
Age 33
James City County,VA
1642
1642
Age 38
St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
1645
1645
Age 41
1645
Age 41
1649
February 2, 1649
Age 45
Norfolk Co, Virginia
1650
February 2, 1650
Age 46
New Kent, Virginia, USA