NameEdward Augustus FREEMAN , 3C5R
Birth2 Aug 1823, Harborne, Staffordshire
Baptism18 Aug 1823
Death16 Mar 1892, Alicante, Spain
OccupationProfessor, Historian
FatherJohn FREEMAN (1786-1824)
MotherMary Ann CARLESS (-1824)
Birthabt 1819, Segrave, Leicestershire
Death26 Nov 1903
MotherMary A. (~1786-)
Marriage13 Apr 1847, Seagrave, Leicestershire
ChildrenMargaret (1848-1893)
 Harold (~1850-)
 Edgar (~1851-)
 Helen (~1853-)
 Katharine (~1854-)
 Florence (~1855-)
Notes for Edward Augustus FREEMAN
Parish Records St Peter, Harborne, Birmingham
Baptism August 18, 1823
Born August 2, 1823, Edward Augustus Freeman son of John Freeman, Esquire and Mary Freeman, of Harborne, ceremony performed by Joseph Freeman [uncle], officiating minister.

England Select Marriages Seagrave, Leicestershire
April 13, 1847 Edward Augustus Freeman and Eleanor Gutch

UK Poll Books 1848
Kingswinford Polling District, Staffordshire
Edward Augustus Freeman, abode Oaklands near Dursley Gloucestershire, freehold land, Kingswinford Richard Parish

In the 1861 census Somerleaze Tower, Burcott, Wells St. Cuthbert Out, Somerset.
Head Edward Augutos? Freeman, age 37, historical MA Oxford Landowner and Political Writer, born Harborne, Staffordshire.
Wife Eleanor Freeman, age 42, born Segrave, Leicestershire.
Daughter Margaret Freeman, age 12, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Daughter Helen Freeman, age 8, scholar, born Dursley.
Daughter Katharine Freeman, age 7, scholar, born Dursley.
Daughter Florence Freeman, age 6, scholar, born Strand, Gloucestershire.
A governess, a coachman, a footman, a groom, a nurse, a cook, 2 housemaids, and an under nurse.

In the 1871 census Sommerleaze House, Out and Wells St. Cuthbert, Somerset.
Head Edward A. Freeman, age 47, M.A. Hon. DCL, JP, Historical and Political Writer, born Harborne, Staffordshire.
Wife Eleanor Freeman, age 52, born Segrave, Leicestershire.
Daughter Helen Freeman, unmarried, age 18, scholar, born Dursley, Gloster.
Daughter Katherine Freeman, age 17, scholar, born Dursley.
Daughter Florence Freeman, age 16, scholar, born Strand, Gloster.
A governess and 5 servants.

In the 1891 census 16 St. Giles Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire.
Head Edward A. Freeman, age 67, Regius Professor of Modern History Justice of Peace for Somerset, born Harborne, Staffordshire.
Wife Eleanor Freeman, age 72, born Segrave, Leicestershire.
Daughter Florence Freeman, single, age 36, born Strand, Gloucestershire.
Visitor Margaret Macarttar, single, age 45, born Scotland. 6 servants.

National Probate Calendar
Edward Augustus Freeman of Somerleaze near Wells Somerset died 16 March 1892 at Alicante Spain Probate London 9 July 1892 to [name is missing] and Eleanor Freeman widow Effects 5041 pounds.
from the Story of the Ancient Manor Of Sedgley by E. A. Underhill
Keeling of Sedgley (Descended from Gibbons)
a celebrated historian.

EDWARD AUGUSTUS FREEMAN, MA, DCL, JP, of Somerleaze, Somerset, sometime of Dursley, Glos, Fellow Trinity College Oxford and afterwards of Oriel College Oxford, and Regius Prof of Modern History Oxford, Hon Doctor of Laws at Univs. of Cambridge and Edin; born 2 Aug 1823; married 13 April, 1847, Eleanor (died 26 Nov 1903), daughter of Rev Robert Gutch, Rector of Seagrave, Leics, and died 16 March, 1892, having had issue.

Great grandfather of Major General Harold Augustus FREEMAN-ATWOOD, DSO, OBE, MC , Legion of Merit(USA) Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre (France), of Sion Hill House Wolverley, Worcs.

From Dictionary of National Biography
Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892), historian; B.A. and probationary fellow, Trinity College, Oxford, 1845; honorary fellow, 1880; published “History of Architecture,” 1849; regular contributor to “Saturday Review,” 1855-78; examiner in school of law and modern history at Oxford, 1857-8, 1863-4, and 1873; honorary D.C.L. Oxford 1870, and LL.D. Cambridge 1874; served on royal commission to inquire into constitution and working of ecclesiastical courts, 1881-3; lectured in United States, 1881-2; regius professor of modern history at Oxford 1884-92; honourary LL.D. Edinburgh, 1884. His works include, “History and Conquests of the Saracens,” 1856, “History of Federal Government,” only vol. 1 published 1863, “History of the Norman Conquest,” 1867-79, “Growth of the English Constitution,” 1872, “Historical Geography of Europe,” 1881-82, “Chief Periods of European History,” 1886 and “History of Sicily,” 1891-2

From Cambridge University Alumni
Edward Augustus Freeman
Hon. LL.D. 1874. Rede Lecturer, 1872. Only s. of John, of Harborne, Staffs. [and Pedmore Hall, Worcs.]. B. Aug. 2, 1823. ‘A quaint and precocious boy, who delighted in Roman and English history before he was seven, wrote English verses at an early age, and at eleven had a good knowledge of Latin and Greek, and had taught himself some Hebrew.’ School, Cheam, Surrey (Rev. W. Browne). Matric. from Trinity College, Oxford, June 7, 1841, age 17; Scholar, 1841; B.A. (Oxford) 1845; M.A. (Oxford) 1848. Hon. D.C.L., Oxford, 1870. Hon. LL.D. Edinburgh, 1884. Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, 1845-7; Hon. Fellow, 1880-4. Rhetorical reader, 1846. Regius Professor of History at Oxford, 1884-92. Married, Apr. 13, 1847, Eleanor, dau. of his former tutor, the Rev. R. Gutch, of Segrave, Leics. and had issue. Made frequent visits to the Continent, from 1856. Author, History of Architecture; History of Federal Government; History of the Norman Conquest; Growth of the English Constitution; Chief Periods of European History. Contributed copiously to the Saturday Review. Died May 16, 1892, at Alicante, Spain, of smallpox. (D.N.B.; Boase, v. 357-8.)

Notes for Eleanor (Spouse 1)
In the 1851 census Oaklands House, Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Wife Eleanor Freeman, married, age 32, born Segrave, Leicestershire.
Daughter Margaret Freeman, age 2, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Son Harold Freeman, age 1, born Dursley.
Cousin Josephine [presumably Edward Freeman’s cousin], unmarried, age 29, born Charwalton, Northamptonshire.
5 servants.

In the 1901 census 16 Norham Grds, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire.
Head Eleanor Freeman, widow, age 82, living on own means, born Segrave, Leicestershire.
Daughter Helen Freeman, single, age 48, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
3 servants.

National Probate Calendar
Eleanor Freeman of 16 Norham-gardens Oxford widow died 26 November 1903 at “East Liberty” Wells Probate London 11 January 1904 to Harold Freeman [son] esquire Effects 4422 pounds 16 shillings 9 pence. Resworn 5300 pounds 11 shillings 4 pence.
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