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Bridget Freeman (perhaps Fowler)

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Liddington, Wiltshire, , England
Death: 1700 (90-98)
James City, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Burgess Fowler; Alice Fowler and Frances Fowler
Wife of Col Bridges Freeman and Col. Bridges Freeman, Sr., of Jamestown
Mother of John Freeman, of Norfolk VA; Elizabeth Freeman; James Freeman; Bridget Freeman; Bridges Freeman, Jr. and 6 others
Sister of Ann Fowler

Occupation: M:1735 jamestown va
Managed by: Reginald M Freeman
Last Updated:

About Bridget Freeman

Not the daughter of Francis Burgess Fowler

The information from an Internet tree below is questionable. Apparently Francis Fowler was too young to be the father of Bridgett, the first wife of Bridges Freeman of Jamestown. Fowler and Freeman were friends and there is some indication that Bridgett was a close relative of his, perhaps a niece.

Also, none of the children is proven. Most are questionable in fact. There may be descendants but from a DNA study, we know that some of those who believe they are descendants on the male line are NOT descendants since of the families tested the Y-DNA results are not in the same haplogroup so one or more are NOT Bridges Freeman's descendants. See his profile.

About Bridgett Freeman; what is known and some possible connections

"...We also know that Bridges Freeman was married to a lady by the name of Bridgett. We can be fairly confident in stating that Bridgett was not the daughter of Bridge's friend and neighbor, Francis Fowler. First of all, the early colonist, Francis Fowler was born about 1601-1602 and would have been too young to be the father of a daughter of marriageable age in 1635. Additionally, in the 150 acres of land granted to Bridges Freeman by West on Dec 1st 1635 it specifically stated "50 acres for the personal adventure of his wife Bridget Freeman." In usage, the term "personal adventure" designates those persons who paid their own way to come to the colony or performed other services such as exploration etc. were entitled to a grant of land. With the close relationship between the Fowlers and Bridges (i.e. land bequeathed to Bridges upon the death of Mrs. Frances (Antonia) Fowler) it may well be that Bridget was, in some way related to Frances or Antonia as a sister, niece or cousin. I have seen pedigree where Frances had a sister named Bridget...but have not seen documentation to support that information. Another possibility that has been brought up is that Bridges may have married the widow Bridget Lowther who leased land next to a parcel owned by Bridges Freeman in 1632. She also, may be a candidate if 1) she was of an age where she could have born children and 2) if she was eligible for head rights and they were not issued when she first arrived. We do not know her maiden name...so she may have been related to Mr. or Mrs. Fowler. Thomas J. Reed has done extensive research on the early Virginia Freeman families and he had found a record for the arrival of an 18-year-old lady named Bridget Prowes who arrived shortly after Bridges brought in his brother Bennett.... another possibility if she was entitled to head rights..."

Random Internet Family Tree Information. Take with a Grain of Salt

http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I98376&tree=00 Born 1606 , , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Gender Female Died of, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Buried of, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [3, 4] Person ID I98376 Full Tree | Larson

Father Francis Fowler, b. 22 Apr 1580, Lees, Dalbury, Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 26 Mar 1658, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (77 years) Mother Alice Wepham, b. Abt 1584, of, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Yes, date unknown Married 21 Nov 1601 , , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location Family ID F41093 Group Sheet

Family Bridges Freeman, Sr., b. 1603, Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1655, Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (52 years) 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)
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Bridget Freeman's Timeline

1606
1606
Liddington, Wiltshire, , England
1621
1621
Age 15
Preston, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxford, England
1630
1630
Age 24
Surry, Surry County, Virginia, United States
1637
January 23, 1637
Age 31
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
1637
Age 31
James City County,VA
1642
1642
Age 36
St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
1642
Age 36
James City County, Virginia, United States
1645
1645
Age 39
1645
Age 39