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rited it from his next brother, Faithful
Frewen. He (Thomas Frewen) also inhe-
rited, on the death of his elder brother,
John Frewen, M. D. the Goateley estate,
and other landed property heretofore be-
longing to his father, together with the lands
in the parishes of Northiam, Beckley, and
Pett, the possessions of his late uncle,
Thankful Frewen. He m. Mary, daughter
of — Evernden, of Sedlescombe, in Sussex,
by whom (who survived him, and m. se-
condly, Rev. Richard Seamer, rector of
East Guildford, in Sussex, and d. 9th Ja-
nuary, 1721,) he had issue,

Thomas, his heir.
THANKFUL, in whose line the represen-

tation of the family now rests.

Walter, bapt. 20th January, 1670; of This is the senior branch of the ancient

Whatlington, in Sussex.

He was family of Frewen, for the early part of buried at Northiam, 20th March, whose pedigree refer to Frewen of Brick

1704. wall.

John, bapt. 11th April, 1672; of LinJohn Frewen, fourth son of the Rev. coln's Inn, in the chapel of which he John Frewen, and brother of Dr. Frewen, was buried, 7th April, 1733. He d. archbishop of York, bapt. 8th February, 1595, m. 15th April, 1623, Dorothea, daugh Stephen, bapt. 26th February, 1677, ter and co-heir of Thomas Scott, of Goate

vicar of Fairlight, in Sussex, m. Maley, in Northiam, and of Delmynden House, ry, daughter of - Davis, of Hawkin Hawkhurst, in the county of Kent, in hurst, and by her (who d. 24th Dewhose right he acquired the Goateley estate; cember, 1705,) had issue an only he succeeded his father in the rectory of daughter, Maria, b. in 1705, m. 5th Northiam, to which he was presented by his October, 1729, John Calvert, merbrother, Thankful Frewen, in 1628. He chant, of London, son of the Rev. had issue by his wife, who d. January, 1658, John Calvert, of Stanwell, in Mid

1. John, born in January, died in Fe dlesex. She d. 8th July, 1730, and bruary, 1626.

is buried at Stanwell. Stephen Frew11. John, bapt. 25th December, 1626, en d. 18th June 1726, and is buried at

a physician in London, m. Agnes, Fairlight.
daughter of - Alchorne, of Bexbill,

Mary, bapt. 4th June, 1673, m. George
in Sussex, but had no issue. He d. Bishopp, of Northiam.
in London, and was buried at Nor Winifred, bapt. 22nd July, 1674, m.
thiam, 5th May, 1659.

22nd May, 1693, Simeon Ash, vicar III. THOMAS, of whom presently.

of Salehurst, Sussex, where she was IV. William, bapt. 29th November, buried, leaving issue by him, a daugh

1635, a citizen of London, d. unm. ter, Pallatia, of whom hereafter.
and was buried at Northiam, 9th Oc Elizabeth, d, an infant in her first year,
tober, 1666.

in May, 1676. v. Samuel.

Rev. Thomas Frewen was buried at Nor1. Mary, bapt. 21st September, 1628, thiam, 31st January, 1677. He was suc

m. to John Sharpe, esq. of Tenter- ceeded by his eldest son,
den, in Kent.

THOMAS FREwen, esq. of the Church II. Elizabeth, d. an infant, September, House, Northiam, bapt. 17th July, 1666, m. 1635.

Sarah, fifth daughter of Richard Stevens, * The Rev. Jobn Frewen died at Northiam, of Culham, in the parish of Wargrave, and was buried there, 27th January, 1654. Berkshire, and by her had issue, His second surviving son,

1. THOMAS, of whom presently. Thomas FREwen, bapt. 20th June, 1630,

11. Charles, bapt. 28th December, 1701, succeeded his father in the rectory of Northiam, of which he eventually became patron, tbe advowson being bequeathed to him See a notice of this gentleman under “Frewen in 1664, by Archbishop Frewen, who inhe- of Brickwall."


was deputy clerk of the crown and Bishop of Chichester, by neither of Brunswick herald, m. Alice, daugh

whom she had issue. ter of Samuel Severn,* of Shrews- Thomas Frewen was buried at Northiam, bury, by whom he had,

29th January, 1767, and was succeeded by 1. Charles Frewen, only son, b. his second son, 23rd January, 1733, succeeded

Charles FREwen, esq. at whose death, his father as deputy clerk of the without issue, in 1787, bis three surviving crown, m. 8th September, 1774, sisters, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Jenkin, and Mrs. his cousin, (hereafter mentioned) Buckner, became his co-beirs, while the reAnne, daughter of Thomas Frew- presentation of the family devolved upon en, of Northiam, by whom he the line of his great uncle, had no issue. He d. in October,

The Rev. THANKFUL FREwen, who was 1791.

bapt. 2nd February, 1669, and succeeded 1. Elizabeth Frewen, only daugh- his father in the rectory of Northiam. He

ter, b. 8th January, 1736, d. un- m. Sarah, daughter of Captain Luke Spenmarried in December, 1763, and ser, of Cranbrook, in Kent, and by her (who is buried in St. George's, Queen d. at Northiam, 4th August, 1734, and is Square, London.

there buried) bad issue, Charles d. in December, 1762, and is

1. JOHN, bapt. 17th August, 1702, vicar buried in St. George's, Queen Square,

of Fairlight, and rector of Guestling, London.

. Margaret, Atkins, by whom he had Thomas Frewen was buried at Northiam,

no issue. He was buried at Guestling 17th June, 1731, and succeeded by his eldest

in April, 1743. son,

11. Thomas, of whom presently, THOMAS FREwEN, esq. of the Church

III. Edward, b. 24th September, 1709, House, bapt. 29th January, 1691, m. Sarah,

a medical man, of Pater Noster Row, only daughter of Peter Bishop, esq. of

London, afterwards of Robertsbridge, Newenden, in Kent, and by her (who was

Sussex, m. first, Mary, daughter of buried at Northiam, 6th January, 1769,)

Henry Stevens, of Culham, Berkbad issue,

shire, and by her, who d. 4th March, Thomas, b. 23rd August, 1729, d. at

1754, had no issue. He m. secondly, Canterbury, 7th April, 1742, and is Pallatia, daughter of the Rev. Simeon buried in the cathedral cloisters.

Ash, of Salehurst, and relict of the CHARLES, of Northiam and of St. Tho

Rev.William Jenkin, rector of Herstmas, in South Carolina, bapt. 29th

moncieux, in Sussex, by her also had September, 1733, m. at the church of

no issue. He d. 9th February, 1787, St. Thomas, 10th February, 1767,

is buried at Northiam. Anne, daughter of Francis Simmons,

1. Mary, b. 2nd September, 1700, m. of South Carolina, and d. without is

Robert Eyres; d. 12th April, 1765, sue in October, 1787.

and was buried at Northiam. William, bapt. 27th April, 1741, d. 3rd

II. Winifred, b. 18th October, 1706, d. July, 1760, buried at Northiam.

unm. 26th May, 1741, buried at NorMary, bapt. 23rd March, 1726, m. 15th

thiam. January, 1750, Rev. William Lord,

11. Sarah, b. 18th April, 1711, m. Edrector of Northiam.t

mund Chittenden, of Northiam. Elizabeth, bapt. 11th August, 1731, m.

sv. Selina, b. 28th April, 1714, m. Ri233rd May, 1754, John Jenkins, of

chard Batchellor, of Northiam, sure Christ Church, Newgate Street, Lon

geon, and d. in December, 1751. don.

Rev. Thankful Frewen died 2nd September, Sarah, b. 29th April, 1736, d. unm. 6th 1749, and was buried at Northiam. His Dec. 1763, buried at St. George's,

second son, Queen Square, London.

Thomas Frewen, b. 20th June, 1704, first Martha, b. 10th September, 1738, d. practised as a surgeon at Rye, and after

unm, and was buried at Northiam, wards, in 1755, took the degree of M.D. 7th July, 1768.

He was author of a treatise on “ The pracAnne, b. 3rd August, 1743, married

tice and Theory of Innoculation, London, first, her cousin, Charles Frewen; 1749." He m. Philadelphia, daughter of secondly, Admiral Charles Buckner, Joseph Tucker, of Rye, by whom he had brother of John Buckner, D.D? | issue,

Thomas, b. at Rye, 12th February,

1740. He m. at Winchelsea, Miss See an account of the Severn family in another

Beevor, by whom he had issue, one part of this work,

daughter, Eleanor Frewen, who died + Grandfather of the Rev. William Edward

an infant. He died and was buried Lord, present rector of Northium.

at Rye in 1773.

EDWARD, of whom presently.

Dr. Frewen died 18th December, 1831, Samuel, d. young:

possessed of considerable landed property, Philadelphia, b. 16th December, 1750, which he had purchased in various places.

and is still living and unmarried at
Northiam, being in her eighty-eighth

Arms—Quarterly ; 1st and 4th, ermine year. Dr. Frewen died in June, 1790, and was

four bars azure, a demi-lion rampant, proburied at Northiam. His second but eldest per, issuant in chief, for Frewen. 2nd and surviving son,

3rd, quarterly ; 1st and 4th, argent a cross EDWARD FREwen, in holy orders, b. 27th crosslett, fitchèe sable; 2nd and 3rd azure, October, 1744, was a fellow and tutor of

three congors' heads erased, or, for Scott, St. John's College, Cambridge, for several

of Congerhurst. * years, and subsequently accepted the recto

Crest - A demi-lion rampant argent, lanries of Frating cum Thorington, in Essex, gued and collared gules, bearing in its paws in the gift of that college. He took the de- a galltrap azure. gree of D.D. in 1792. Dr. Frewen m. 25th Motto-Mutare non est meum. June, 1789, Sally, daughter of the Rev. Ri Estates-In the counties of Berks, Buckchard Moreton, of Little Moreton Hall, in ingham, Essex, and Sussex. Cheshire, (see the account of this family in another volume of this work,) hy whom (who survived him, and d. 3rd May, 1835) * Mr. Moreton Frewen is joint representative he had issue,

with Mr. Frewen of Brickwall, of the ancient faMORETON-John-EDWARD, present pro- mily of Scott, of Congerhurst. See an account of prietor.

this family, p. 663.


FREWEN, THOMAS, esq. of Brickwall House, Northiam, Sussex, b. at Cold

Overton Hall, Leicestershire, 26th August, 1811, m. 4th
October, 1832, Anne, youngest child of W. Wilson Carus
Wilson, esq. of Casterton Hall, Westmoreland, and has

John, b. 20th March, 1837.

Mr. Frewen who assumed the name of Turner, on coming
of age in 1832, laid it aside again in 1837, on discovering
that the limitations in the will of John Turner, compelling
the inheritor of his Leicestershire estates to assume his
name, were no longer binding. Mr. Frewen is a magis-
trate for the counties of Leicester and Rutland, and was re-
turned to parliament for the southern division of Leicester-
shire, in 1835, but obliged by ill health to resign his seat at
the end of a twelvemonth.

Lineage. The name FREWEN, which in ancient re or demi god, Woden ; without contending cords is spelt variously, Frewyn, Freuen, for the authenticity of this pedigree, it will Frewin, and Frewen, is a Saxon one of the be sufficient to state in proof of its antiquity, highest antiquity, and first occurs in a pedi- that Asserius Menevensis, who wrote about gree given at length in the Saxon Chro- the year 880, quotes it as a very ancient renicle, t from which we learn that Frewen cord in his day. was the grandfather of the celebrated hero, That a family of the name existed in the

county of Worcester, about the time of the + Gibson's Chronicon Saxonicum, p. 77.

Norman conquest, we have incidental no

tice from William of Malmesbury, who in

his life of St. Wolstan, the last Saxon stone on the ground near the south wall of Bishop of Worcester, relates an absurd the church, commemorates his death and story in which one Frewen a chaplain of that of his son Francis. || His second son, his, is described as playing no very credit John FREwen, bapt. Ist July, 1560, was able part.

Wolstan was appointed to the an intimate friend of Sir Thomas Coventry, bishoprick in 1062.

of Cromb Dabitot, his near neighbour, and RICHARD FREWEN, living in 1430, was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, bailiff of Worcester in 1473.He was one through whose influence with Lord Chanof the principal benefactors that assisted Sir cellor Bromley, of Holt, he was, in 1583, Reginald Bray in restoring the abbey church presented to the rectory of Northiam, in of Great Malvern, of which monastery his Sussex, which was then in the gift of the relative, Richard Frewen, was prior, about crown, in consequence of the patron (An1480. The effigies of him and his wife in thony Viscount Montagu) being a Catholic. stained glass were inserted in the abbey John Frewen died at Northiam, 2nd May, windows. He was father of

1628. He was a learned puritan divine, and Richard FREwen de Forthey, buried at author of various works, of which we bave Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, in 1546. only notice of the following:He had three sons,

1. Certayne fruitful Instructions and ne1. RICHARD, of whom presently. cessary Doctrine to edifying in the Fear of 11. Roger, of Ripple and Hill Cromb, God; dedicated to Sir Thomas Coventery.

buried at Earls Cromb in 1559, leav- London, 1587.
ing the following children,

2. Certayne fruitful Instructions, for the 1. Richard, of Hill Cromb, buried general Cause of the Reformation against there in 1564, leaving,

the Slanders of the Pope and the League. Richard, b. 1565,

London, 1589.
Anna, b. 1561, d. in 1573. 3. Certayne Sermons on the XI. Chapter
Maria, b. 1563,

of St. Paul his Epistle to the Romanes ; de

dicated to Thomas Coventery, esq. of Cronıb 3. Stephen.

Dabitot, (afterwards Lord Keeper). Lon1. Katherine, m. at Hanley Castle don, 1612. in 1567, William Dawson.

4. Certayne Choise Grounds and Prin2. Agnes.

ciples of our Christian Religion ; dedicated in. George, of Hanley Castle, buried to Sir Thomas Coventery, Attorney General.

there 1568, leaving one daughter, London, 1622.

By bis first wife, Eleanor, who was buT'he eldest son,

ried at Northiam, 8th September, 1606, he RICHARD FREwen, had by his wife, Mar- had seven children as follow, and by his garet, (who died in 1598,) with other chil- second wife, Helen, daughter of Miles Hunt, dren,

of Sandhurst, in the county of Kent, mar1. Francis, b. 1558, buried at Hanley ried 7th October, 1607, buried 8th May, Castle, 1606.

1617, five more: the issue of the first mar1. John, of whom presently.

riage were, III. Richard, b. 1568, buried at Nor 1. Accepted,** b. at Nortbiam, and tbiam 1609.

there bapt. 26th May, 1538, an emiRichard Frewen d. 17th May, 1584, and nent divine; died Archbishop of was buried at Hanley Castle, where a plain York, unm. 28th March, 1664.ft


2. George.

* Wharton's Anglia Sacra, vol. ii. p. 260. school at Canterbury, from which he was removed + Nash's Worcestershire. Appendix, p. cix. to Magdalen College, Oxford, in the year 1604, 1 Nash's Worcestershire, vol. ii. p.


where he was placed under the tuition of Anthony Nash, vol. i. p. 130.

Chibnal,' a fellow of the college, and one strongly | Nash's Worcestershire, vol. i. p.


biassed in favour of the puritans, though he afterWood's Athen. Oxon. vol. ii. p. 664. wards took a contrary part : soon after he was ** As there exists a mistake respecting the made a demi of the college, took his degree B. A. place of this prelate's birth, (Wood stating that he January 25, 1608, and M.A. May 23, 1612: was born in Kent,) it may be well to add, that it having made great proficiency in logic and philotook place in an old house at Northiam, now used soply, he was elected probationer fellow of the as a farm house, and called " Carriers ;” it was at college, July 22, 1612, about which time he took that time the residence of his father, John Frewen, orders, became a frequent preacher, and was also there being no glebe bouse belonging to the living. divinity reader in the same college: be proceeded

++ This eminent person, who became so distin to the degree B.D. July 8, 1619.2 guished a churchman, was educated in the free In 1620, he went as chaplain with John, Lord

I Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy, p. 123. Vindication of Dr. Frewen, 8vo. London, 1743, p. 9. ? Le Nere's Protestant Archbishops, p. 250.

11. THANKFUL, b. at Northiam, and there 1. Mary, bapt. 19th June, 1603, m. bapt. 5th September, 1591. He be

John Bigg, of Tenterden. came purse bearer and secretary to By bis second wife John Frewen had five Lord Keeper Coventry. He pur- sons, viz. chased of Francis, Viscount Montacute, in 1628, the presentation, and

VII. Benjamin, bapt. 10th May, 1609,

a citizen of London, one of the comin 1637, the advowson of Northiam. He died unm. in London, 30th No

pany of Haberdashers. vember, 1656, and was buried in the

vui. Thomas, bapt. 17th March, 1611. chancel at Northiam in December

ix. Timothy, bapt. 10th October, buried following.

14th December, 1614. JU, John, b. January, 1593, died Janu

X. Jacob, bapt. 18th June, 1615, buried

28th February, 1616.
ary, 1594.
IV. John, bapt. 8th February, 1595, m.

xi. Samuel, bapt. 2nd March, 1617.
15th April, 1023, Dorothea, daugh- The sixth son,
ter and co-beir of Thomas Scott, of STEPHEN FREWEN, bapt. 19th October,
Goateley, in the parish of Northiam, 1600, was a citizen of London, of the Skin-
succeeded his father in the rectory ners' Company: he realized a large fortune
of Northiam, 1628, to which he was in trade, which was much increased by his
presented by his brother, Thankful, inheriting Archbishop Frewen's property,
and died and was buried there, 27th of which he conveyed 27,000 guineas in
January, 1654. From him descend specie in his carriage to London, after the
the Freweus of Ilmer.

prelates' funeral : this money which he dev. Joseph, bapt. 4th June, 1598, buried posited with Sir Robert Vyner, the banker, 2nd November, 1602.

was by this last lent to King Charles II. VI. STEPHEN, of whom presently. and all lost on the shutting up of the Ex

Digby, the ambassador into Germany, and in 1622, parliament ordered him to be apprehended, (July accompanied him (then created Earl of Bristol) in 7th, 1642.) but he withdrew, and did not return the same capacity, to the court of Spain, where he to Oxford until the king came there after the battle was when Prince CHARLES came to Madrid as the of Edgehill. In 1643, August 17th, he was nomisuitor of the Infanta : he preached before the nated to succeed Dr. Wright in the See of Lichprince from the text 1 Kings xviii. 21, How field and Coventry, but the troubles of the times long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be prevented his consecration till the ensuing year, God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” when it was performed in the college chapel, by The Catholics were fully impressed with the idea Archbishop Williams and others, in the month of that Charles was quite prepared to return to their April, 1644.5 Hacket speaks in the highest terms faith, and he was continually appealed to on the of Dr. Frewen's generosity, in leaving the presisubject :' this sermon intended to confirm him in dency of his college, a secure and valuable situathe Protestant religion, made a lasting impression, tion, to brave all the dangers and opprobrium of a for on his accession to the throne, he called for bishoprick at a time when the title was merely Frewen by name, and put him into the list of his nominal, the bishops having been expelled from chaplains with his own hand.

the House of Peers, and the property of the see In 1625, he was made a prebendary of Canter- exposed for sale. In 1652, by the act of Novembury; and on the death of Dr. Langton was ber 18th, his property was declared to be forfeited elected president of Magdalen College, October for treason, and £ 1000 reward offered by Crom24, 1626, and compounded for his degree D.D. well to any one who would bring him dead or December 16th in that same year. In 1628 and alive; but his name being incorrectly inserted in 29, he executed the office of vice chancellor of the proclamation as Stephen Frewen, D.D. he Oxford, and September 13th, 1631, succeeded Dr. found time to escape into France, where he reWarburton in the deanery of Gloucester. About mained till the fury of the times abated, when he the year 1635, he was inducted to the rectories of returned and lived very privately, sometimes with Stanlake, Oxfordshire, and Warneford, Hamp- his nephew at Fulham, in Middlesex, and someshire, both in the gift of his college. In 1638-39, times at Banstead in Surrey. he again became vice chancellor at the particular

At the Restoration, Dr. Frewen being one of request of Archbishop Laud, with whom he was the nine bishops who survived the persecution, most intimate. Wbilst president of Magdalen, was nominated to the See of York, confirmed in he was mainly instrumental in sending the Univer- Henry VIIth's Chapel, Westminster, October 4, sity plate to the king at York, and he also lent 1660, and about the same time appointed lord high

£500 to the college, to be presented to Charles almoner of England. The bishoprick of Lichfield towards the expenses of the war, upon which the being kept open in the hopes that Mr. Calamy


5 Ibid.

Rapin's History of England, vol. ix. p. 535. 4 Le Neve, p. 231.


232-235. 6 Life of Archbishop Williams, part ii. p. 214.

Compare Walker's Suff. of Clergy, part ii. p. 248, with Vindication of Dr. Frewen, p. 9: 8 Le Neve, p. 235.

Calamy's Life of Baxter, vol. i. p. 151.

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