Freind, William


  1. Personal and family information
    1. Personal information
    2. Family
  2. Domicile region and Migration
    1. Place of Birth (Town)
    2. Domicile Region
    3. Migration
  3. Social Information
    1. Social Class
    2. Social Mobility
    3. Occupation
  4. Education
    1. Formal
    2. Private
    3. Languages known
  5. Sources
  6. Notes
  7. Sent letters
  8. Received letters

Personal and family information

Personal information

Person ID WF
Sex Male
First Name William
Last Name Freind
Married name -
Spouse Grace Freind née Robinson
Spouse's Rank [Lower gentry]
Spouse's Title -
Year of Marriage 1739
Life span 51
Year of Birth 1715
Year of Death 1766


Father Robert Freind
Father's Rank Lower gentry
Father's Title Headmaster of Westminster School
Mother Jane Freind née De L'Angle

Domicile region and Migration

Place of Birth (Town)

Town [Westminster]

Domicile Region

Address Town County Country From To Notes
[Westminster] London Middlesex England [1715] 1

1 William Freind was baptized in Westminster Abbey in 1715.


Address Town County Country From To Notes
- Canterbury Kent England [1760] [1766] 1

1 In 1760 William Freind was appointed Dean of Canterbury and presumably moved there. In 1766, William died in Canterbury.

Social Information

Social Class

Rank 1 Lower gentry
Title -
From 1715
To [1760]
Rank 2 Lower gentry
Title -
From 1715
To [1760]

Social Mobility

In 1744 William Freind became chaplain-in-ordinary to George II. In 1760 he was appointed Dean of Canterbury.


Dean of Canterbury, Reverend.



Institution Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford
Highest Degree DD
From 1727
To 1748



Languages known



Bibliography IDs

Sharp, 2004; Sairio, 2009


William Freind continued in the academia after his MA in 1738, proceeding a BD (Bachelor of Divinity) and a DD (Doctor of Divinity) in 1748. When Elizabeth Montagu married Edward Montagu, William Freind performed the ceremony.

Sent letters

No letters

Received letters

Letter ID Year From To
BC_1740_EMONTAGU_WF 1740 Montagu, Elizabeth (née Robinson) Freind, William