Biography of Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759

Around 1737 Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 was born to [her father] William Freeman of Hamels in Hertfordshire and Catherine Blount.

In 1740 [her future brother-in-law] Philip Yorke 2nd Earl Hardwicke 1720-1790 (19) and Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797 (16) were married. She being the heiress of Henry Grey 1st Duke Kent 1671-1740 (69).

1741. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797.

On 19 May 1755 Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (32) and Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (18) were married.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

On 31 May 1757 [her son] Philip Yorke 3rd Earl Hardwicke 1757-1834 was born to [her husband] Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (34) and Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (20).

Around 1780 George Romney Painter 1734-1802. Portrait formerley thought to be of Elizabeth Lindsay Countess Hardwicke 1763-1858 but now thought to be her husband's step-mother Agneta JohnsonAfter 1806. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845. Portrait of Philip Yorke 3rd Earl Hardwicke 1757-1834.In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

On 10 Jul 1759 Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (22) died of a malignant fever. She was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Armorial Yorke Arms differencede with a crescent to indicate son of the current holder; her husband [her husband] Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (36) with an inescutcheon of Freeman Arms quartered with unknown arms two lions passant guardant with a bordure engrailed.
Stylised sarcophagus in white veined marble, bearing a white inscription panel; above is an urn in brown marble against a grey background standing on a base of three steps around which are grouped three putti: two garlanding the urn while the third stands by in dejection with reversed torch; in front of the steps is a portrait medallion and at the base of the sarcophagus is an achievement of arms; signed 'JAMES STUART (46), INVT. PR. SCHEEMAKERS (68), SCULP. MDCCLXI'.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

On 30 Dec 1762 [her husband] Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (40) and Agneta Johnson 1740-1820 (22) were married.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

On 20 Jan 1770 [her husband] Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (47) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Grey marble obelisk on break-front pedestal of white marble with inscription tablet flanked by festoons and frieze carved with emblems of the Chancellor's office; at the base of the obelisk two putti unveil a portrait medallion and at the apex is an achievement of arms; signed 'P. SCHEEMAKER (79) FaT'.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.