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Fretwell of Hellaby

According to Yorkshire Fines, the Fretwell family were in Hellaby 1486 to 1499.

John Fretwell¹ of Sokeholme, Warsop, Notts married the daughter and heir of the Hellaby family.

Further references to Fretwell:

Yorkshire Fines 1561: Thomas Wentworth and Thomas Fretwell held land occupied by William Levet and Elizabeth his wife. Messuages with lands in Melton-on-the-Hill, Wyldthrope, Cusworth, Arksey, and Bentley, and the moiety of a messuage and cottage with lands in Cadeby, Wath, and Brampton Bierlow, which, after the decease of William and Elizabeth, remain to Nicholas Levet, their son and heir apparent, and after his decease, to Ralph Levet, and his lawful issue, and failing such, on his decease, to Ann and Jane Levet, daughters of Nicholas, and their lawful issue, and failing such, on their deaths, to the rightful heirs.

Yorkshire Fines 1563: Thomas and Roger Fretwell and Jasper Oke held land occupied by Thomas Boswell and Jane his wife.5 messuages and 6 cottages with lands in Tickhill, Braithwell, South Hiendley, and Clifton.

Yorkshire Fines 1570: Richard Cosyn owned land occupied by Roger Fretwell and Margaret his wife.Lands in Newall and Laughton-en-le-Morthen.

Yorkshire Fines 1571: Roger Fretwell and Richard Hunte held land occupied by Thomas Bosvile and James Ball and Elizabeth his wife. Messuage and 2 cottages with lands in Stainton, Braithwell, and Clifton.

Yorkshire Fines 1572: Roger Fretwell held land occupied by Thomas More Esq. and Ann More, widow. Messuage with lands in Stainton and Hellaby.

Yorkshire Fines 1579: Alexander Hadfeld, John Laughton, Anthony Cockson, and Robert Fretwell held land occupied by Gervas Wastnes Esq. Manor of Laughton-en-le-Morthen, and 2 messuages and a cottage with lands in the same and in Brampton-en-le-Morthen, Dinnington and Throapham .

Yorkshire Fines 1583: Ralph Fretwell held land occupied by Richard Cosen and Margaret his wife. Messuage with lands in Hellaby.

Yorkshire Fines 1590: Ralph Fretwell held land occupied by Robert Snell and Katherine his wife. Lands in Hellaby.

Yorkshire Fines 1591: Nicholas Mounteney and Elena his wife held land occupied by Ralph Fretwell and Margery (Nee Boroughs) his wife. Messuages with lands in Rotherham.

Yorkshire Fines 1595: Thomas Bosvile and Robert Saunderson held land occupied by Ralph Fretwell and Margery his wife. Messuage with lands in Greasbrough.

Yorkshire Fines 1596: Ralph Fretwell and Nicholas Mounteney held land occupied by Ralph Ward and Elena his wife and Thomas Ward and Jenetta his wife. Messuages and 8 cottages with lands in Rotherham.

Yorkshire Fines 1597: Ralph Fretwell and Nicholas Mounteney held land occupied by Nicholas Morton and Gertrude his wife and Richard Warde and Ann his wife. 3 Messuages and 8 cottages with lands in Rotherham.

MS. 630 & 631




Source:FMG

Roger Fretwell of Hellaby, son of John¹ of Sokeholme, servant to the Countess of Shrewsbury in 1600 was married to Margaret Bosvile, daughter of Jasper. Margaret was the widow of Richard Cosin of Newhall Grange, and made a will 20 october 1606. They had 2 children:

NB: a Roger Fretwell had a daughter Joan, who married John Staniforth of Darnall.

Children of Ralph and Margery:

Children of Ralph and Dorothy:

Will of John Fretwell of Maltby

Will of John Fretwell of Maltby County of York Gentleman. 29 November 1658

To be buried in Church of Maltby

Brother Roger Fretwell of Bramley Grange in the Parish of Braithwell Sole Executor

I Bequeath all lands in Maltby to my Brother Roger Fretwell and his heirs which was partly purchased of Hugh Frankland and lately the land of Ralph Fretwell Gentleman and late Deceased and also all other lands that was purchased of Robert Cooke of Lambcote Grange and also all other lands Purchased of Edward Stanhope also all other lands exchanged with Thomas West, Robert Sanderson, and William Misterton called by the name of Spittle Houses Purchased by Ralph Fretwell and given by me by my will to my Brother Roger Fretwell. I Bequeath unto my Brother William Fretwell of Bramley Grange in the Parish of Braithwell 200 and 20 per annum out of lands in Tickhill lately Purchased of George Firth and Alexander Firth by Ralph Fretwell lately deceased. The rest of my Lands in Tickhill purchased of ? I give and bequeath unto my Brother Roger Fretwell and his Heirs my Sole Executor of my Will.

All my Goods and Chattels I give and bequeath to my Brother Roger Fretwell.
I give and bequeath unto John Sanderson son of Bridget Sanderson 40
I give and bequeath to the poor of the Parish of Maltby 10 Shillings
I give and bequeath the the poor of the Parish of Stainton 10 Shillings
I give and bequeath unto William Fretwell Vicar of Stainton 10 Shillings
I give and bequeath unto Catherine Fretwell 5 Shillings
I give and bequeath unto ? Fretwell and his/her Children 50

Children of Edward of Micklebring and Jennet(Nee Clarke):

Children of William Fretwell of Herringthorpe and Dorothy (Nee Pashley):

Children of Ralph and Margaret(Nee Spencer):

Children of Ralph and Mabel(Nee Saunderson):

Children of Edward and Lucy:

Source: Familie Minorum Gentium, Joseph Hunter


Fretwell of Thorpe in Bain and Barnby Dun

William Fretwell ¹, of Thorp, in Parish of Barnby Dun, married Elizabeth Smith, of Doncaster by license at York Minster on November 11th 1746.

William¹, was younger son of James Fretwell, gent., of Thorpe-in-Baine (son of James Fretwell, gent., of Maltby), by Mary, 2nd daughter of John Woodhouse, of Norton. in the parish of Campsall. Born 21 July, 1708; died 26 Nov., 1778; will dated 12 October 1778. His elder brother, James Fretwell, of Thorpe and Norton, died unmarried in 1772, left a Diary, under the editorship of Charles Jackson, Esq., of Doncaster. Elizabeth Smith was daughter of William Smith, of Doncaster, by his 2nd wife Dorothy Mitchell.

Richard Fretwell (1611-1682) b.Maltby, d. York He had 2 sons James and William. Richard Fretwell died in 1682 and in his will, he leaves to his son William Fretwell and his wife 20s. each; to his sister Frances Maryot 5s; and the residue to his son James Fretwell's children equally when they reached 21. He gives his cousin Roger Fretwell one suite of apparel and makes son James sole executor.

Children of Richard:

Children of James and Mary(Nee Beard):

James Fretwell (1674-1743), a yeoman, descended on his father's side from several generations of carpenters, he was the eldest son of a timber merchant. Following a brief and unsuccessful apprenticeship with an uncle in London, he returned to Yorkshire, where he worked with his father in the family business. He married Mary WOODHOUSE 11 May 1697 at Barnby-Dun.

Source: John Hobson's Diary


Living 1711 George Fretwell of Rotherham, yeoman, and Ann his wife, had a daughter Frances married first to William Elam of Rotherham and had a son George, later of Angle Court, St. James Middlesex, m.2 to ?Goodwin.

 

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