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Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronetlocked

(1764–1836)
  • G. B. Smith
  • , revised by Jean Farrugia

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Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronet (1764–1836), postal administrator and book collector, was born at Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, on 25 August 1764. Freeling began his career in the Bristol post office, where he witnessed the successful trial, in 1784, of John Palmer's scheme for a mail coach service. In 1785 he was appointed principal, and resident surveyor in ...

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