Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Freelove Fenner & Gideon Crawford


[b ca. 1656; d 1 June 1712] Freelove married Gideon Crawford [b 26 Dec. 1651; d 10 Oct. 1707], son of James Crawford and Anna Weir, on 13 Apr. 1687 in Providence. They are both buried in the North Burial Ground, Providence, RI. Freelove may have been the name of the ship that the Fenner’s were transported on. “[It is] the name of a ship which carried people from England to the Colonies. It was quite prevalent that parents named their children for the ship that had transported them.”(a)

1. William [b 12 Apr. 1688, d 1720] m Sarah Whipple.
2. Anne [b 13 May 1690] m Peleg Carr on 29 Nov. 1711.
3. John [b Aug. 1693; d 18 Mar. 1718-19] m Amey Whipple 20 Dec. 1715.
4. Mary [b 14 Sept. 1702] m James Mitchell on 12 Oct. 1724.

Arthur | Freelove

a. Richard Lee Fenner, [unpublished Fenner history], p. 7.
b. Eva Fenner, Notes, p. 579; historical background of the Fenner family of unknown origin.
c. Freelove's memorial at, no. 18633047