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ARCHIVE OF THE FREWEN FAMILY OF BRICKWALL IN NORTHIAM


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Reference FRE
Covering dates 1291 - 1922
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent 65 series



Folder icon  Letters (also to Mrs Frewen) from his children Thomas Edward Laton and Violet Helen Frewen, and his grandchildren Reginald and John Frewen and Hilda Mary (Molly) Parsons  [no ref. or date]

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Administrative history:
Thomas [V] Frewen of Brickwall (1874-1938), the eldest son of Colonel Edward Frewen (1850-1919) and Anne Mary Byng (1853-1922), was born on 11 April 1874 at 51 Eversfield Place, Hastings (FRE/4172/3). He was educated at Winchester and Oxford Military College. Thomas Thomas was Captain and honorary Major in the 6th Battalion of the Royal Fusilliers, formerly a Captain in the Leicestershire Regiment and an Officer of the Greek Order of the Redeemer, On 8 September 1920 he married Elsie Maude Bowers of Guildeford Lodge Rye, the widow of the Rev W H Bowers, DD and daughter of Henry Blake. She died on 12 April 1928.
Edward Laton Frewen (1877-1941), the second son of Colonel Edward Frewen (1850-1919) and Anne Mary Byng (1853-1922), was born on about 3 October 1877 (FRE/4181/(29)). He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth and the during the course of his career he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He served as a midshipman on board HMS Britannia and subsequently on HMS Cleopatra which formed part of the fleet on the North American Station, where his time was spent cruising between the West Indies and Newfoundland (FRE/902a-b). Edward later served in the South China Seas and during the First World War. In 1905 he married Ethel Lillian Salter, the daughter of W Salter. He died in 1941.
Violet Helen Frewen (-1946) the daughter of Colonel Edward Frewen of Brickwall (1850-1919) and Anne Mary Byng (1853-1922). She served in the First World War as Comendant of the Red Cross Auxilliary Hospital. Violet was awarded an MBE in 1920 and was appointed as a JP for Sussex in 1931. She died unmarried on 13 August 1946.
Reginald Edward Frewen (1905- ), the eldest son of Edward Laton Frewen (1877-1941) and Ethel Lillian Salter, was born on 31 October 1905. He was educated at Winchester On 6 September 1938 he married Mabel Inkster, the daughter of the late William Cullen Inkster of Trent River, Ontario, Canada.
Admiral John Byng Frewen (1911-1975), the second son of Edward Laton Frewen (1877-1941) and his wife Ethel Lilian Salter, was born on 28 March 1911. He entered the Royal Navy as a Dartmouth cadet and served on the cruisers HMS Caradoc and HMS London, and the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable on the Russian convoys during the Second World War. For a time he was in command of the inshore squadron in the Korean War and was also employed in sea support duties during operations against the Malayan terrorists. Following two years as commander of HMS Ospray, the anti-submarine establishment at Portland, he spent two years as Assistant Chief of Naval Inteligance to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic at NATO headquarters, Norfolk, Virginia. John commanded HMS Eagle, 1958-1959. In January 1957 he was appointed to command of the Imperial Defence College, until 1959, when he became Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet, 1959-1961. He then went to be Flag Officer Second in Command of the Far East Fleet, 1961-1962 and, in 1962, was promoted vice-admiral, John was vice chief of Naval Staff, 1963 and he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet, July 1965 and NATO Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Atlantic in 1966, assuming the additional NATO post of Commander-in-Chief of the Channel. He was promoted to the rank of admiral in 1966. In 1967 he was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of Portsmouth; from 1969 to 1970 he was the first Commander-in-Chief of the Navy's new Naval Home Command. He was Principal Naval ADC to the Queen, 1968-1970, and was made a KCB in 1964 and GCB in 1969. On 13 December 1937 he married June Gwendolen Cazenove, the daughter of the late Major Percy Cazenove of 1 Glendower Place, London, OBE. He died on 1 September 1975.
Hilda Mary Parsons (née Frewen) (1915- ), the daughter of Edward Laton Frewen (1877-1941) and his wife Ethel Lilian Salter, was born on 20 September 1915. She was married on 14 February 1946 to Major John Michael Parsons of the Indian Army, the only surviving son of the Rev Richard Godfrey Parsons, Bishop of Hereford.

No further details   Letters from his son Thomas Frewen and daughter Violet Helen Frewen  FRE/4187  1893-1917
No further details   Letters to Mr and Mrs Frewen from their son Edward Laton Frewen  FRE/4188  1894-1922
No further details   Letters to Mr and Mrs Frewen from their grandchildren Reginald, John and Molly Frewen  FRE/4189  1915-1921


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