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date: 23 April 2021

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 24 Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, on 25 August 1764, the son of a journeyman sugar baker. Freeling began his career in the Bristol post office, where he witnessed the successful trial, in 1784, of ...

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