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William Fretwell of Virginia

1. William Fretwell  & Mary Evat/Evett/Everett 
|    1. William Fretwell Jr. (1736-1807) & Jamima Crenshaw 
|    |    1. Crenshaw Fretwell* (-1822) & Mildred Burnley 
|    |    1. Crenshaw Fretwell* (-1822) & Sarah 
|    |    2. John Thomas Fretwell* (1773-1837)
|    |    |    1. John Fretwell 
|    |    2. John Thomas Fretwell* (1773-1837) & Mildred "Milley" Garth (1779- 1832)
|    |    |    1. Judith Garth Fretwell 
|    |    |    2. Emily Crenshaw Fretwell (1802-1873) & Mortimer Delvil Gaines (1795-1884)
|    |    |    3. Beverly A. Fretwell (1804-1810)
|    |    |    4. Susannah Bow Fretwell (1806-1884)  never married 
|    |    |    5. Lucy Anderson Fretwell (1808-1852) & Samuel Kennerly Rev. 
|    |    |    6. William Garth Fretwell (1810-1889) & Emeline (Evaline) Brown 
|    |    |    7. Frances M. Fretwell (1813-1889) never married 
|    |    |    8. Selina Fretwell 
|    |    |    9. John Thomas Fretwell (1820-) & Nannie A. 
|    |    3. Thomas Fretwell (-1822)
|    |    4. William Fretwell* (-1807) & Mildred Overton Burn 
|    |    4. William Fretwell* (-1807) & Vienna Kinsolving 
|    |    5. Susannah "Susan" Fretwell* (1777-1802) & Elijah L. or S. Garth (1772-1816)
|    |    5. Susannah "Susan" Fretwell* (1777-1802) & William Brown 
|    2. John Fretwell  & Mary Bullock 
|    |    1. Muscow Fretwell (1770-)
|    |    2. John Fretwell (1772-)
|    |    3. Nansie Fretwell (1774-)
|    3. Rebecka Fretwell 
|    4. Thomas Fretwell  & Agnes "Aggy" Crenshaw (1769-)
|    5. Alexander Fretwell 
|    6. James Fretwell 
|    7. Leonard Fretwell 
|    8. Susannah Fretwell  & Henry Bohannah 
|    9. Mary Fretwell  & William Byrisen 
|    10. Nancy Fretwell  & John Raine Jr 
|    11. Richard Fretwell 
|    12. Joseph Fretwell 


History of the Fretwell

William Fretwell's, will dated 29 Dec 1786, Cumberland Co., Virginia. 
Probated 25 Feb 1887, named wife Mary, and sons, William, John, Alexander,
James, Thomas, Leonard and daughters, Susannah Bohannah, Mary Byran, 
Nancy Raine, son Richard, grandson Richard, son Joseph dec'd and grandson. 
Inventory taken by Anderson Cocke (half-brother to John Raine), Stephen Cocke, 
and Saymore Wright. 24 Feb 1790;

Will of William Fretwell, Cumberland Co., Apr 1790, William, son and heir of 
William Fretwell want to replace James Fretwell as adm. Nov 1790; John Blanton 
vs. James Fretwell adm.  William, John, Alexander, Thomas, Leonard Fretwell; 
Henry Bohanson, Susannna his wife, William Byrisen and Mary his wife, John 
Raine Jr., and Nance his wife. Mar 1791; Sale of Estate of William Fretwell 
all the children to Blanton.

*Found in Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book; Indentures and Processioning 
Retures 1742-1787, Vol. 2; March 2nd. 1784 -- 
Richard Durrett and Jacob Watts possessioned the line between Isaac Davis
and William Fretwell, Davis and Fretwell present; the line between Fretwell 
and Watts both present; the line between Samuel Austin & Watts both present. 
March 11th, 1784.  Possessioned the lines between Samuel Austin & William 
Marshall; between Marshall & John Crenshaw; between Crenshaw & Epaphroditus 
Rodes; between Crenshaw & Richard Durrett, between Crenshaw & Hezikiah Busney.

Durrett and Crenshaw family are intertwined.

If you have more information of the William Fretwell family and his 
descendants or information and the parents of William Fretwell and
his wife, Mary.  Please drop me a line.

I would be happy to add your URL or email address to this page if you
are a descendant.

Thank you,

Here's something about the Fretwells in England

My fathers side is the Fretwell's they originate from Derbyshire in England(close
to where Robin Hood's tree in Sherwood forest is supposed to be).
My grandmother always told me that all the Fretwell's were related.
The name goes back in England to the Dooms Day book.
The name Fretwell came from the Fret saw which is a carpenters tool.
Up in Derbyshire they have a bible and every Fretwell that got
married has signed this book.
jfretwell@lucent.com

Michele

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