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  1. Patience Freeman: Birth: ABT 1647 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

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a. Note:   . He lived at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, New England, circa 1646 being an original settler of that town, in the area now known as "Bourndale." He served for seven years as Deputy to the General Court. As of 22 April 1646, Edmund was also known as Edmond Freeman , Jr. Edmond married first, Rebecca Prence, daughter of Thomas Prence and Patience Brewster, on 22 April 1646 at Plymouth Colony, Prob. Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA, New England. Edmund married second, Margaret Perry, daughter of Edmund Perry and Sarah, on 18 July 1651 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, New England, - "Edmund married second Sandwich 18 July 1651 Margaret Perry, by whom he had six children, Margaret, Edmund, Alice, Rachel, Sarah, and Deborah, not Brewster descendants." As of circa 1659, Edmund was also known as Emond Freemond (spelling from birth record of daughter, Rachel). Edmund Freeman , Jr. transferred, by deed, to Joseph Burge, "for fatherly affection unto my son Joseph Burge and my daughter Patience, the wife of Joseph Burge, aforesaid and according to my promise att their marriage Doe give freely one moyetee [ 'moiety', meaning 'half'] of upland (6 acres) in Sandwich." On 29 April 1674 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, New England. After 1682, Edmund was also known as Edmund Freeman , Sr. After the death of his father. On 4 March 1696/97, Edmund Freeman , Jr. granted a love and affection Indenture to Edmund Freeman who deeded "all that messuage or Tenniment on which the sd. Edmond Freeman Sr. now dwelleth with all the upland meadow Ground marsh and all other lands of what sort or kinds soever which he hath . . . in the township of Sandwich… with his dwelling House barne and orchards." He reserved for himself the right of use of the dwelling house, barn and old orchard during his natural life and "one halfe part of all the profits and gains whatsoever which shall yearly be made . . . and agreed to pay half of the taxes on the property." Margaret Freeman did not quitclaim on the deed. At a later date, Edmund Freeman, Sr. required clarification of his action and "was informed that he had given away to his son all that he had, leaving nothing to dispose to his daughters," nor for his own use. After his death, his brother John Freeman, Esq. gave testimony about looking into the matter. John also related that Edmund Sr. had complained about a loan of six pounds made to his son Edmund which the son refused to repay on demand. When questioned, the son acknowledged the loan but maintained the money had been repaid. Edmund Freeman , Jr. died intestate before 5 January 1703/4 in prob. Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, New England,, when Ezra Perry was appointed administrator of his estate. The inventory was taken March 1703/4 and was valued at 42 pounds, 14 shillings with all but two items supposedly in the custody of Edmund, the son. It was also designated that the son owed the estate an additional amount of 8 pounds. The son Edmund disputed the accounting, but it must have been upheld by the Barnstable Court, for he appealed the case to the Superior Court on 12 March 1704/5 maintaining the "insufficiency & uncertainty of the allegation therein" and declaring the testimony of his uncle John Freeman, Esq. a "pack of lyes." The case was decided against Edmund Freeman.11 Division of estate for Edmund dated 9 June 1705 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, New England, The final distribution of the estate named Edmund Freeman, Isaac Pope and Alice his wife, Richard Allen of Sandwich, John Fish and Margaret his wife, John Launders and Rachel his wife, Patience Burg, widow, and Ezra Perry and Rebecca his wife.
Note:   !Edmund Freeman , Jr. was baptized on 26 November 1620 at Billinghurst, Sussex Co., England


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