Individual Family Information

Freear / Bingham

Husband John Freear
Born About 1695, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
Died About 1747

Marriage 24 July 1738, Peterborough Cathedral, Northamptonshire.

Wife Hannah Bingham (Maiden Name Unknown) (See other info.)
Born About 1695
Christened 8 January 1695, Thorney, Cambridgeshire
Died About 1744

Known Children John 1739, Peterborough. (Christened 22/07/1739)



John's Will

John Freear - Will In the name of God, amen, I John Freear of the City of Peterborough in the County of Northampton, baker, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise to God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be ….. interred at the …..ion of my Executrix hereinafter named. And as to the worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give …….. and bequeath as follows. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my ever honoured mother Joan Tall wife of William Tall of Gerton within the Isle of Ely and in the County of Cambridge labourer the sum of £1- 1s. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my cousin William Wright of Peterborough carpenter the sum of £1-1s. (To be paid within one month of my decease). ITEM I give and bequeath all that my customary copyhold …. cottage or tenement with all and singular …. appurtenances thereunto belonging situate, standing and being in a certain place or street in Peterborough aforesaid commonly called Westgate and now in my occupation. And also of that my other copyhold messuages cottage or tenements with the appurtenances also situate standing and being in Peterborough aforesaid in a certain street there called Highgate, otherwise Brigstreet, and now in the tenure and occupation of Thomas ?Lane/Land his ?land/son or tenants or ….. Unto my beloved wife Hannah Freear for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease then to my son John Freear is hers and ….. for ever and in case my said son John Freear shall happen to depart this life before he attains to his full age of 21 years and without John of his body lawfully begotten this my will is and I hereby give and bequeath (all the aforesaid) to my beloved wife Hannah Freear her heirs and ….. for ever. Which said, two several messuages cottages or tenements and premises with their appurtenances.

etc etc (Hannah being appointed as Executrix)
dated: 9 May 1740.

witnessed: John Bevis
Lawrence Thompson
Thomas Harland(?)

John Freear – Bond for Adcon of the Goods of John Freear of Peterborough, baker, deceased with his Will annexed during the minority of son of deceased – 11 January 1747.
Edward Bingham – brother of John Freear by one mother, and guardian lawfully assigned to John Freear aged 8 years, the natural and lawful son and only child of John Freear late of Peterborough in the county of Northampton, baker.
etc etc

signed: Edward Bingham
witnessed: William Smith
William ?
William Thompson
Bond for Guardianship of John Freear – 11 January 1747 (extract) ……

Edward Bingham – guardian – natural lawful half brother etc etc

Other Information

Hannah Bingham previously married to John Bingham (1699, Peterborough-Before.1738).They had 2 known children, Edward (1715) and John (1718).

Not known if John was previously married.