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John I French, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Assington, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas French, Sr.; Thomas French; Susan French and Susan Riddlesdale
Husband of Freedom (Mary) Kingsley and Freedom Mary Kingsley
Father of John French, Jr.; Thomas French; Mary Stebbins; Neo French; Samuel French and 5 others
Brother of Thomas French, Jr.; Alice Howlett; Dorcas Peake; Susan French; Ann French and 4 others

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About John I French, Sr.

  • John French1
  • M, #162836, b. 22 May 1622, d. 1 February 1697
  • Father Thomas French1 b. 11 Oct 1584, d. 5 Nov 1639
  • Mother Susan Riddlesdale1 b. 20 Apr 1584, d. Aug 1658
  • John French was born on 22 May 1622 at Assington, Suffolk, England.1 He married Freedom Kingsley, daughter of John Kingsley and Elizabeth Stoughton, in 1654 at Ipswich, Essex, MA.1,2 John French died on 1 February 1697 at Northampton, Hampshire, MA, at age 74.1
  • Family Freedom Kingsley b. 15 Oct 1631, d. 26 Jul 1689
  • Child
    • Mary French+1 b. 27 Feb 1660, d. 25 Jan 1696
  • Citations
  • [S11597] Ancestry.com, Submitted by BrownR488.
  • [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 284.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p5423.htm#i162836

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  • John French
  • Birth: May 26, 1622 Assington, Babergh District, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Feb. 1, 1697 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Husband of Freedom Kingsley (1636-1689) whom he married in 1654.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Thomas French (1584 - 1639)
  • Susannah Riddlesdale French (1584 - 1658)
  • Spouse:
  • Freedom Kingsley French (1636 - 1689)*
  • Children:
    • John French (1655 - 1724)*
    • Thomas French (1657 - 1733)*
    • Jonathan French (1667 - 1714)*
  • Siblings:
  • Thomas French (1608 - 1680)*
  • Edward French (1612 - 1674)*
  • Dorcas French Crafts (1614 - 1697)*
  • John French (1622 - 1697)
  • Mary French Smith (1625 - 1697)*
  • Inscription:
  • Believed buried Bridge Street Cem., Northhampton, Hampshire, Mass., with wife Freedom Kingsley (many markers illegible or missing).
  • From John William Linzee, quoting parish register in Ipswich, MA :
  • "Vii. John, bapt. 26 May 1622 Assington, Co. Suff., England
  • (Par. Reg.), as John sonne of Thomas and Susan Ffrench; d. 1 Feb. 1697 Northampton*, Mass., as John French; m. Freedom Kingsley about 1654; dau. of John and 1st wife Elizabeth ( ) Kingsley of Dorchester, and Rehcboth, Mass.; b. about 1630 England; d. 26 July 1689 Northampton', as Freedom French. "
  • Correction & Notes: Rehoboth, not Rehcboth, where Freedom's father lived. John & Freedom followed Enos Kingsley of Dorchester to Northampton, after raising children in Ipswich and selling land there. Only dates given precisely are the deaths in Northampton, with a surviving sibling or child of John's possibly giving dates after John's death, perhaps uessing the remainder, trying to make records complete for estate purposes.
  • Copyright by Mr. John William Linzee Jr., in 1913, publ. 1917.
  • Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 13727933
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13727933

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  • CATLIN, Mary
  • b. 10 JUL 1666 Hartford, CT.
  • d. 1704
  • Family:
  • Spouse: FRENCH, Thomas
  • b. 1661 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 3 APR 1733 Deerfield, Franklin, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: FRENCH, John
  • Mother: KINGSLEY, Freedom
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_70c.htm#34

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  • RIDDLESDALE, Susan
  • b. 20 APR 1584 Assington, Suffolk, England
  • d. 28 SEP 1658 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: RIDDLESDALE, John
  • Mother: Dorcas,
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 5 SEP 1608 Assington, Suffolk, England
  • Spouse: FRENCH, Thomas
  • b. 11 OCT 1584 Bury St. Mary, England
  • d. 5 NOV 1639 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • FRENCH, Thomas
    • FRENCH, Alice
    • FRENCH, Dorcas
    • FRENCH, Susan b. 22 APR 1616 Assington, Suffolk, England
    • FRENCH, Ann b. 1618 Assington, Suffolk, England
    • FRENCH, Margaret b. 1619 England d. 1635 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
    • FRENCH, John
    • FRENCH, Mary
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_1b5.htm#30

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John French Sr was was baptized in St. Edmund’s, Assington, Suffolk, England on 26 May 1622. His parents were Thomas FRENCH (1584 – 1639) and Susan RIDDLESDALE (1584 – 1658). He immigrated with his parents about 1637. His older brother Thomas came over first with the Winthrop fleet. His sisters Dorcas and Susan immigrated about 1633 to serve as maids to John Winthrop. He married Freedom KINGSLEY about 1654. John died on 1 Feb 1697 in Northampton, Mass.

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John I French, Sr.'s Timeline

1622
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
May 26, 1622
Assington, Suffolk, England
1655
February 28, 1655
Age 32
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States