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STEPHEN FREE & Harriet ROWLANDSON


Husband: STEPHEN FREE - [+BIOGRAPHY+] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 2 x Great-grandfather
Born:
 31 OCT 1815
 in Hadstock, Essex 10 11 12 13 14
Baptized:
 16 JUN 1816
 in St Botolph's Church, Hadstock, Essex 19
Married: 1840 75 76
Died:
 20 MAR 1883
 in Hadstock, Essex 15 16 17 18
Buried:
 24 MAR 1883
 in St Botolph's Churchyard, Hadstock, Essex 49 50
Father: ROBERT FREE
Mother: MARY ADAMS
Spouses: MARY ANN ASHBY
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Wife: Harriet ROWLANDSON 53
Born: 24 OCT 1814 54 55 56
Baptized:
 1 JAN 1815
 in Independent Church, Linton, Cambridge 61
Died:
 1846
 in Hadstock, Essex 57 58
Buried:
 10 MAY 1846
 in Hadstock, Essex 59
Father: John ROWLANDSON
Mother: Sarah ROWLANDSON
Spouses: 
Children
01  (M): George FREE 62 63 64
Born:
 ABT 1841
 in Hadstock, Essex 65 66 67
Baptized:
 10 MAY 1841
 in Hadstock, Essex 68
Died: 
Spouses: 
02  (M): Charles FREE 71
Born:
 ABT 1843
 in Hadstock, Essex 72
Baptized:
 23 APR 1843
 in Hadstock, Essex 73
Died: 
Spouses: 

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Photos of the headstone of Stephen Free in St Botolph's Churchyard, Hadstock.
Photographs of Hadstock and St Botolph's Church, Essex.
Video clip of Hadstock village and church.

Additional Information

STEPHEN FREE:
Residence: 1841, Hadstock, Essex 20
Residence: 1851, Nutting End, Hadstock, Essex 21
Residence: 1855, Hadstock, Essex 22
Residence: 23 DEC 1859, Hadstock, Essex 23
Residence: 1861, 30 Body of Parish, Hadstock, Essex 24
Residence: 1862, Hadstock, Essex 25
Residence: 1863, Hadstock, Essex 26
Residence: 1867, Hadstock, Essex 27
Residence: 1871, 10 Bartlow Road, Hadstock, Essex 28
Residence: 1871, Hadstock, Essex 29
Residence: 1873, Hadstock, Essex (extent of land: 12 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches). 30
Residence: 1874, Hadstock, Essex 31
Residence: 1878, Hadstock, Essex 32
Residence: 1881, 12 Bartlow Road, Hadstock, Essex 33
Residence: 1882, Hadstock, Essex 34
Residence: MAR 1883, Hadstock, Essex 35
Occupation: 1841, Ag Lab 36
Occupation: 1851, Agr Labourer 37
Occupation: 1859, Farmer 38
Occupation: 1861, Farmer of 24 acres employing 1 man 39
Occupation: 1862, Farmer 40
Occupation: 1863, Farmer 41
Occupation: 1867, Farmer 42
Occupation: 1871, Farmer 43
Occupation: 1871, Farmer 20 acres employing 2 Men 44
Occupation: 1874, Farmer 45
Occupation: 1878, Farmer 46
Occupation: 1881, Farmer 47
Occupation: 1882, Farmer 48
Grant of Probate: 7 JUL 1883, Granted to Mary Ann Free, widow, and Charles Free, farmer, son, both the executors. Personal Estate 120 2s. 51
Property: 1883, Stephen's property advertised for sale upon the direction of the executors. 52

Harriet ROWLANDSON:
Residence: 1841, Hadstock, Essex, England 60

(01) George FREE:
Residence: 1851, Walden Road, Hadstock, Essex (with maternal grandparents) 69
Residence: 1841, Hadstock, Essex 70

In 1851, after the death of his mother, George was living with his maternal grandparents, John and Sarah ROWLANDSON, together with their youngest son, Stephen.

(02) Charles FREE:
Execution of Will: 7 JUL 1883, Charles, together with his stepmother, Mary Ann, proved the will of his father, Stephen Free. 74


Footnotes

  1. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    Child's Christian Name: Stephen, Parents' Names: Robert and Mary Free.
  2. Marriage Certificate, Marriage to Mary Ann Ashby.
    Groom: Stephen Free (Widower).
  3. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    Name: Stephen Free.
  4. Memorial Inscription, Gravestone located in the churchyard at Hadstock Parish Church.
    STEPHEN FREE.
  5. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241367.
    Name: Stephen Free.
  6. 1861 England Census, Class: RG9; Piece: 1029; Folio: 77; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542740.
    Name: Stephen Free.
  7. 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 1592; Folio: 8; Page: 5; GSU roll: 829810.
    Name: Stephen Free.
  8. 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 1672; Folio: 80; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341400.
    Name: Stephen Free.
  9. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
    FREE Stephen.
  10. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    When Baptized: 16th June 1816.
  11. Memorial Inscription, Gravestone located in the churchyard at Hadstock Parish Church.
    BORN OCTOBER 31ST 1815.
  12. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 266; Page: 15; GSU roll: 193653.
    Age: 35, Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England.
  13. 1861 England Census, Class: RG9; Piece: 1029; Folio: 77; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542740.
    Age: 44, Estimated birth year: abt 1817
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England.
  14. 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 1592; Folio: 8; Page: 5; GSU roll: 829810.
    Age: 54, Estimated birth year: abt 1817
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England.
  15. Memorial Inscription, Gravestone located in the churchyard at Hadstock Parish Church.
    DIED MARCH 20TH 1883.
  16. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    When Buried: March 24th 1883.
  17. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Year of Registration: 1883
    Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at Death: 67
    District: Linton
    County: Cambridgeshire, Essex
    Volume: 3b
    Page: 352.
  18. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
    ...Stephen Free...who died 20 March 1883 at Hadstock...
  19. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    When Baptized: 16th June 1816
    Child's Christian Name: Stephen
    Parents' Names: Robert and Mary Free
    Abode: Hadstock
    Profession: Labourer.
  20. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241367.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Age: 25
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Essex, England
    Occupation: Ag Lab
    Civil parish: Hadstock
    Hundred: Freshwell
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub-registration district: Linton

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 25
    Harriet Free 26
    George Free 4 Mo
    Stephen Rowlandson 5.
  21. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 266; Page: 15; GSU roll: 193653.
    Name: Steven Free
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Relation: Son
    Father's Name: Robert
    Mother's Name: Mary
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England
    Civil parish: Hadstock
    Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Street Address: Nutting End
    Occupation: Agr Labourer
    Condition as to marriage: Wid
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub-registration district: Duxford
    ED, institution, or vessel: 5
    Household schedule number: 55

    Household Members: Name Age
    Robert Free 63
    Mary Free 60
    Steven Free 35
    George Free 27
    Charles Free 25
    Susan Free 20
    William Free 14
    Charles Free 8.
  22. The Post Office Directory, 1855 - Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex [Part 2 - Court & Trade Directories].
    Free S. Hadstock, Linton.
  23. Marriage Certificate, Marriage to Mary Ann Ashby.
    Residence: Hadstock.
  24. 1861 England Census, Class: RG9; Piece: 1029; Folio: 77; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542740.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Age: 44
    Estimated birth year: abt 1817
    Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary A
    Mother's Name: Mary
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England
    Civil parish: Hadstock
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Street Address: 30 Body of Parish
    Occupation: Farmer of 24 acres employing 1 man
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub-registration district: Linton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 5
    Household schedule number: 64

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 44
    Mary A Free 18
    Mary Free 73
    Charles Free 18.
  25. The Post Office Directory, 1862 - Post Office Directory.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  26. White's Directory, 1863.
    HADSTOCK
    FARMERS.
    Free Stephen.
  27. The Post Office Directory, 1867.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  28. 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 1592; Folio: 8; Page: 5; GSU roll: 829810.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Age: 54
    Estimated birth year: abt 1817
    Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary Ann
    Mother's Name: Mary
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England
    Civil parish: Hadstock
    Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
    Town: Hadstock
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Street Address: 10 Bartlow Road
    Occupation: Farmer 20 acres employing 2 Men
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub-registration district: Linton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 6
    Household schedule number: 25

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 54
    Mary Ann Free 27
    Charles Free 28
    Harry Free 9
    Emma Free 7
    Albert Free 5
    Robert Free 2
    Annie Mary Free 2 months
    Mary Free 90.
  29. The Post Office Directory, 1871.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  30. England Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
    Name of Owner: Free, Stephen
    Address of Owner: Hadstock
    Extent of Lands: 12 A., 2 R., 6 P.
    Gross Estimated Rental: 36 10s.
  31. The Post Office Directory, 1874.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  32. Ibid., 1878.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  33. 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 1672; Folio: 80; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341400.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Age: 60
    Estimated birth year: abt 1821
    Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary Ann
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England
    Civil parish: Hadstock
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Street Address: 12 Bartlow Rd.
    Condition as to marriage: Married
    Occupation: Farmer
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub-registration district: Linton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 6

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 60
    Mary Ann Free 40
    Charles Free 38
    Albert Free 15
    Annie M. Free 10
    Robert Free 12 (Nephew).
  34. Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1882.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  35. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    Abode: Hadstock.
  36. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241367.
    Occupation: Ag Lab.
  37. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 266; Page: 15; GSU roll: 193653.
    Occupation: Agr Labourer.
  38. Marriage Certificate, Marriage to Mary Ann Ashby.
    Profession: Farmer.
  39. 1861 England Census, Class: RG9; Piece: 1029; Folio: 77; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542740.
    Occupation: Farmer of 24 acres employing 1 man.
  40. The Post Office Directory, 1862 - Post Office Directory.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  41. White's Directory, 1863.
    HADSTOCK
    FARMERS.
    Free Stephen.
  42. The Post Office Directory, 1867.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  43. Ibid., 1871.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer.
  44. 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 1592; Folio: 8; Page: 5; GSU roll: 829810.
    Occupation: Farmer 20 acres employing 2 Men.
  45. The Post Office Directory, 1874.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  46. Ibid., 1878.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  47. 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 1672; Folio: 80; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341400.
    Occupation: Farmer.
  48. Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1882.
    HADSTOCK
    Free Stephen, farmer
    ....and....
    FARMERS
    Free Stephen, Hadstock, Cambridge.
  49. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Abode: Hadstock
    When Buried: March 24th 1883
    Age: 67 years
    Ceremony performed by: Francis E Smith (Rector).
  50. Memorial Inscription, Gravestone located in the churchyard at Hadstock Parish Church.
    ?
    STEPHEN FREE
    BORN OCTOBER 31ST 1815
    DIED MARCH 20TH 1883
    +
    TIME ? PASSETH AWAY ?...
  51. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
    1883
    FREE Stephen
    Personal Estate 120 2s.
    7 July. The Will of Stephen Free late of Hadstock in the County of Essex Farmer who died 20 March 1883 at Hadstock was proved at Ipswich by Mary Ann Free Widow the Relict and Charles Free Farmer the Son both of Hadstock the Executors.
  52. Chelmsford Chronicle, Friday 17 August 1883.
    HADSTOCK
    FREEHOLD ACCOMMODATION LAND
    AND
    COTTAGE PROPERTY
    (With Possession).
    Mr. Cheffins
    Will SELL BY AUCTION, on Saturday, August, 25th, 1883, at the Rose and Crown Inn, Saffron Walden, in Six Lots, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr. Stephen Free.
    THE Valuable Small ACCOMMODATION FARM, comprising a dwelling-house, homestead, productive orchard, and 7a. 0r. 3p. of highly fertile land, situate fronting the road leading to Bartlow; an orchard and one inclosure of Accommodation Land, containing together 3a. 3r. 16p., situate in Siggins-lane.
    TWO Plots of Superior ARABLE LAND, situate fronting the Bartlow-road; and
    FIVE COTTAGES situate in the Village, in several occupations of Hills, F. Fordham, Culter, and G. Fordham.
    Particulars and Condition of Sale may be obtained of Messrs Freeland and Bellingham, Solicitors, Saffron Walden; and of Mr. Cheffins, Saffron Walden.
  53. England and Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Harriet Rowlandson.
  54. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    When buried: May 10th 1846, Age: Yrs 31.
  55. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 13; GSU roll: 241367.
    Age: 26, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815.
  56. FamilySearch International Genealogical Index (R), Baptisms.
    Birth: 24 OCT 1814.
  57. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    When buried: May 10th 1846.
  58. England and Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Harriet Free
    Year of Registration: 1846
    Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
    District: Linton
    County: Cambridgeshire, Essex
    Volume: 14
    Page: 55.
  59. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Burials.
    Name: Harriet Free
    Abode: Hadstock
    When buried: May 10th 1846
    Age: Yrs 31
    Ceremony performed by: Stanley Pemberton (Curate).
  60. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 13; GSU roll: 241367.
    Name: Harriet Free
    Age: 26
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
    Gender: Female
    Where born: Essex, England
    Civil Parish: Hadstock
    Hundred: Freshwell
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub registration district: Linton

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 25
    Harriet Free 26
    George Free 4 Mo
    Stephen Rowlandson 5 [Harriet's younger brother].
  61. FamilySearch International Genealogical Index (R), Baptisms.
    HARRIOT ROWLANDSON
    Birth: 24 OCT 1814
    Christening: 01 JAN 1815 Independent, Linton, Cambridge, England
    Father: JOHN ROWLANDSON
    Mother: SARAH.
  62. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    Name: George Free.
  63. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 14; GSU roll: 241367.
    Name: George Free.
  64. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 264; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193653.
    Name: Geo Free.
  65. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    When Baptized: May 4th 1841, Abode: Hadstock.
  66. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 264; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193653.
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841, Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England.
  67. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 14; GSU roll: 241367.
    Age: 4 Months, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841.
  68. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    When Baptized: May 4th 1841
    Name: George Free
    Parents Names: Stephen & Harriet Free
    Abode: Hadstock
    Father's Trade or Profession: Labourer
    Ceremony performed by: Stanley Pemberton (Curate).
  69. 1851 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece: 1761; Folio: 264; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193653.
    Name: George Free
    Age: 10
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
    Relation: Grandson
    Grandfather's Name: John Rowlandson (spelt Rolinson on census)
    Grandmother's Name: Sarah Rowlandson
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Hadstock, Essex, England
    Civil Parish: Hadstock
    Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Street address: Walden Road

    Household Members: Name Age
    John Rolinson 64
    Sarah Rolinson 60
    Steven Rolinson 16
    Geo Free 10.
  70. 1841 England Census, Class: HO107; Piece 329; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Hadstock; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 13; Page: 20; Line: 14; GSU roll: 241367.
    Name: George Free
    Age: 4 Mo
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Essex, England
    Civil Parish: Hadstock
    Hundred: Freshwell
    County/Island: Essex
    Country: England
    Registration district: Linton
    Sub registration district: Linton

    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen Free 25
    Harriet Free 26
    George Free 4 Mo
    Stephen Rowlandson 5.
  71. Hadstock Parish Records (Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Baptisms.
    Name: Charles Free.
  72. Ibid., Baptisms.
    When Baptised: 23rd April 1843, Abode: Hadstock.
  73. Ibid., Baptisms.
    When Baptised: 23rd April 1843
    Name: Charles Free
    Parents Names: Stephen & Harriet Free
    Abode: Hadstock
    Father's Trade or Profession: Labourer
    Ceremony performed by: Stanley Pemberton (Curate).
  74. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
    1883
    FREE Stephen
    Personal Estate 120 2s.
    7 July. The Will of Stephen Free late of Hadstock in the County of Essex Farmer who died 20 March 1883 at Hadstock was proved at Ipswich by Mary Ann Free Widow the Relict and Charles Free Farmer the Son both of Hadstock the Executors.
  75. England and Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Harriet Rowlandson
    Year of Registration: 1840
    Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
    District: Linton
    County: Cambridgeshire, Essex
    Volume: 14
    Page: 156.
  76. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1915, Marriage to Harriet Rowlandson.
    Name: Stephen Free
    Year of Registration: 1840
    Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
    District: Linton
    County: Cambridgeshire, Essex
    Volume: 14
    Page: 156.


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