Rose (…)

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Rose (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died before 31 May 1529.1

Rose married Robert Freville, Esq., son of John Freville, about 1500.1,2

Rose was once identified as Rose Peyton, daughter of Sir Thomas Peyton and Margaret Fraunceys. This would have given her a distinguished ancestry from Henry I, Robert de Vere (Magna Carta Surety), and Charlemagne. However, Stratton disproved this identification in 1988. Her ancestry remains unknown.3,1

Rose left a will dated 20 April 1529, and proved 31 May 1529 naming:
late husband Robert Freville of Little Shelford, esquire
my son John Freville
my son George Freville
my son Nicholas Freville
my daughter Hutton
my daughter Burgoyn
my daughter Margaret
my daughter Mary
my daughter Elizabeth
my son [in-law] William Walpole
Thomas Hutton, esquire
my godson John Hutton [no doubt her grandson, Thomas H's heir]
Rose Hutton [presumably her grand-daughter]
Robert Freville [no doubt her grandson, John F's heir]
Rose Burgoyn [presumably her grand-daughter]
George Burgoyn no doubt her grandson, Christopher B's heir]
Rose Walpole [presumably her grand-daughter]
Rose Orgar [no doubt daughter of Margaret Thirlow]
John Ewell
Joh[annis?] Swette
Rose Flaxman
my sister Thirlowe
"I forgive my sister Swette vi quarters of barl[ey whereof she owyth me"
Executors: Thomas Hutton, Christopher Burgoyne, George Freville, John
Freville and William Walpole [i.e. not just John Freville, as I understood previously from mi incomplete copy]
Philip Paris esquire, overseer

The abstract above is an exact copy/paste (including the bracketed notes) from the SGM post.2,1


Robert Freville, Esq. d. Apr 1521
This person was last edited on16 Jan 2021


  1. [S2217] Frederick Lewis Weis, "Descent of William Leete, Governor of Connecticut, From the Emperor Charlemagne," The American Genealogist 31 (April 1955): 114-117, at 116, further cited as Weis, "Descent of William Leete From Charlemagne."
  2. [S748] Michael Andrews-Reading, "Rose Freville of Little Shelford", soc.genealogy.medieval, newsgroup, 22 Sep 2005,, accessed Jan 2020.
  3. [S2218] Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Applied Genealogy (n.p.: Ancestry, 1988), 72, further cited as Stratton, Applied Genealogy.