Elizabeth Freke

Female, #37667, (say 1650 - 1714)
Father*Ralph Freke of Aldington in Thornham, co. Kent (1596 - 1684)
Mother*Cicely Culpeper (c 1610 - b 6 Jan 1651)
Birth*say 1650 Elizabeth was born say 1650. 
Marriage* She married Percy Freke of West Bilney in Norfolk, Esq.
Death of Father1684 Her father Ralph Freke of Aldington in Thornham, co. Kent died in 1684. 
Death*1714 She died in 1714. 
Biography* On the north side of the (Westminster Abbey's South Choir) aisle is a monument which Dame Frances Norton, d. 1731, widow successively of Sir George Norton (d. 1715) of Abbotts Leigh, Som., of the latter's cousin Colonel Ambrose Norton (d. 1723), and of William Jones, Esq., erected to her two sisters: (Mrs) Elizabeth Freke, b. c. 1650, d. 1714, wife of her kinsman Percy Freke, Esq., of West Bilney, Norfolk; and (Mrs) Judith Austin, d. 1716, widow of Robert Austin (or Austen), Esq., of Tenterden, Kent. The three sisters, who are all buried in the nave, were daughters of Ralph Freke, Esq., of Hannington, Wilts., and of Cecily, his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Colepeper of Hollingbourne, Kent. Next is a monument to Lady Norton's daughter Dame Grace Gethin, d. 1697, aged twenty, wife of Sir Richard Gethin, 2nd Bt. After Dame Grace's death a book of devotions was published, purporting to be reflections noted down by her'with a pencil at spare hours, or as she was dressing'; it was prefaced by a poem written in her honour by Congreve. The work, in fact, is a compilation from Bacon and others. An anniversary sermon is preached in her memory in the Abbey every Ash Wednesday. Buried at Hollingbourne, where there is a similar monument.
Source: Westminster Abbey Guide Book. 


Percy Freke of West Bilney in Norfolk, Esq. (say 1648 - )
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Dec 1999