The photograph is a recent addition to the Sudbury Ephemera Archive. It is an image of Sudbury Crown Football Club, 1910 – 1911 season.  J. French, P.J. French, W. French and C. Filer are part of the team that won the South Suffolk Junior League. The surnames ‘Filer’ and ‘French’ feature prominently in the list of 19th century admissions to the freedom of the Borough of Sudbury.

Admissions to the Freedom of the Borough of Sudbury in the 19th century

The Farnsworth family

Farnsworth, John, yeoman, admitted May 26th, 1815, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Farrand family

Farrand, Joseph Harvey, currier, admitted June 3rd, 1814, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Farrow family

Farrow, Benjamin, victualler and wheelwright, admitted January 9th, 1818, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Faux family

Faux, Benjamin, cordwainer, son of Benjamin, cordwainer, dec’d, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Faux, William, of Colchester, butcher, son of Benjamin, shoemaker, dec’d, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

The Filer family

Filer, Charles, of East Street, matweaver, son of William Filer, weaver, dec’d, admitted August 5th, 1887

Filer, Francis, of 37 Blackfriars Road, London, coal carter, son of William Filer, weaver, dec’d, admitted August 6th, 1886

Filer, Francis, of London, hostler, son of Francis, of London, victualler, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Filer, James, of 21 William Street, Blackfriars Road, London, carman, son of William Filer, dec’d, admitted August 5th, 1887

Filer, James, silkweaver, son of John, silkweaver, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Filer, James William, of 24 Sepulchre Street, ironmonger’s porter, son of Thomas Filer, enterer, admitted August 1st, 1879

Filer, John, of London, silkweaver, son of John, weaver, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Filer, Samuel, silkweaver, son of John, silkweaver, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Filer, Samuel Francis, horsehair manufacturer, son of Samuel, weaver, admitted May 29th, 1843

Filer, Thomas, silkweaver, son of Samuel, admitted July 7th, 1841

Filer, Walter, of Inkerman Row, matmaker, son of William Filer, silkweaver, admitted August 1st, 1884

Filer, William, silkweaver, son of Samuel, silkweaver, admitted May 1st, 1857

Filer, William, of Brixton, Surrey, carpenter, son of William Filer, weaver, dec’d, admitted August 5th, 1887

The Finch family

Finch, James, collar maker, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough only, by apprenticeship

The Firmin family

Firmin, Joseph, victualler, admitted January 13th, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Fish family

Fish, Charles, of the Mount, North Street, silkweaver, son of James, dec’d, silkweaver, admitted May 6th, 1859

Fish, James, weaver, son of Samuel, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough only, by birth

Fish, Samuel, silkweaver, son of Samuel, silkweaver, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough only, by birth

The Fitch family

Fitch, Joseph, draper and grocer, admitted January 13th, 1815, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Foakes family

Foakes, Stephen Thomas, of Ballingdon, tailor, apprentice to John Smith, tailor, admitted August 6th, 1858

Foakes, Stephen Hugh, of School Street, clothier’s assistant, son of Stephen Thomas Foakes, tailor, dec’d, admitted May 4th, 1883

The Fowke family

Fowke, Thorpe William, clerk, admitted May 7th, 1812, borough and commons, by purchase

Fowke, William Lynne, undergraduate of Cambridge, son of Rev. Thorpe William Fowke, admitted July 7th, 1841

The Franklin family

Franklin, John, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Franklin, William, woolcomber, son of John, admitted May 17th, 1841

The French family

French, Alfred, of Ballingdon, son of William, dec’d, tailor, admitted August 6th, 1858

French, Capel Stanley, of Old Street, City Road, London, coffee house keeper, son of James Webb, admitted August 5th, 1892

French, Charles Frederick, of Church Walk, bootmaker, admitted May 5th, 1871

French, Edward, of London, innkeeper, son of Edward, weaver, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, Frederick, of Smart Street, Bethnal Green, embosser, son of George, formerly of this Borough, weaver, admitted August 7th, 1885

French, Gardener, labourer, son of Henry, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

French, George, weaver, son of James, brewer, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

French, George, of Church Street, silkweaver, son of Salisbury, admitted May 7th, 1858

French, George Henry, cordwainer, son of James, cordwainer, admitted May 26th, 1857

French, George Saulsbury, of Farringdon Street, London EC, son of George, formerly of this Borough, weaver, admitted August 7th, 1885

French, Harry, of Greenwich, police constable, son of George, formerly of this Borough, weaver, admitted August 7th, 1885

French, Henry, brewer, son of Henry, brewer, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, James, butcher, son of John, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

French, James, cordwainer, son of James, butcher, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, James, cordwainer, son of James, brewer, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, James, of Gaol Lane, tailor, son of William, dec’d, tailor, admitted April 14th, 1859

French, James, of Cross Street, tailor, son of William, tailor, admitted May 1st, 1885

French, James Lloyd Beales, of 8 Vine Place, Bond Street, Vauxhall, London, waiter, son of James Webb, bootmaker, admitted August 6th, 1880

French, James Webb, cordwainer, son of James, cordwainer, admitted May 26th, 1857

French, John, brewer, son of James, brewer, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

French, John, of 9 Straw Lane, shoe maker, son of Martin, baker, dec’d, admitted May 7th, 1880

French, John, of Chatham, Kent, printer, son of William, tailor, admitted August 3rd, 1888

French, John Oliver, cordwainer, son of James, cordwainer, admitted May 26th, 1857

French, King George, of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, barman, son of George Henry, bootmaker, admitted August 3rd, 1883

French, Martin, baker, son of William, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough and commons, by birth

French, Olive Roger, of Lincoln, shop assistant, son of Frederick, bootmaker, admitted August 3rd, 1897

French, Richard, tailor, son of William, admitted May 16th, 1848

French, Salisby, weaver, son of William, brewer, admitted May 28th, 1835, borough and commons, by birth

French, Samuel, baker, son of Samuel, dec’d, baker, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough only, by birth

French, Samuel, Sergeant in the East Suffolk Militia, son of John, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

French, Samuel, son of William, weaver, dec’d, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

French, Thomas, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, son of Samuel, brewer, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

French, Walter, of Ballingdon, tailor, son of William, dec’d, tailor, admitted August 6th, 1858

French, Walter, of Cross Street, tailor, admitted August 6th, 1872

French, Walter, labourer, son of Martin, baker, dec’d, admitted August 3rd, 1883

French, William, a Private in the ninth Regiment, son of John, tanner, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

French, William, tailor, son of William, brewer, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, William, of Braintree, weaver, son of Edward, weaver, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

French, William, tailor, son of William, admitted May 16th, 1848

French, William, of Church Street, tailor, admitted August 6th, 1869

French, William, of New Street, bootmaker, son of John, bootmaker, dec’d, admitted August 4th, 1893

French, William, of 687 Old Kent Road, London, grocer’s assistant, son of William, tailor, admitted November 9th, 1896

The Frost family

Frost, Abraham, plumber and glazier, son of Alexander, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough only, by birth

Frost, Alexander, grocer, son of Alexander, postmaster, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough only, by birth

Frost, Alexander, of London, plumber, son of John, weaver, borough only, by birth

Frost, Charles, victualler, admitted May 10th, 1804, borough and commons, by purchase

Frost, Henry, of Braintree, labourer, son of Henry, weaver, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough only, by birth

Frost, Jacob, butcher, admitted July 25th, 1836, borough only, by birth

Frost, Jacob, of Ipswich, grocer, son of Jacob Frost, butcher, deceased, admitted May 4th, 1883

Frost, James, of 4 Meredith St., St. John Street Road, London, carpenter, son of John, weaver, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough only, by birth

Frost, James, of Braintree, weaver, son of Henry senior, weaver, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough only, by birth

Frost, John, of Paddington, Middlesex, carpenter, son of John, weaver, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Frost, Joseph, of Braintree, silk weaver, son of Henry, weaver, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough only, by birth

Frost, Joseph, of Debenham, Suffolk, grocer, son of Alexander, postmaster, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough only, by birth

Frost, William Campling, tailor, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

The Fulcher family

Fulcher, William, tailor, son of James, tailor, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

The Fuller family

Fuller, Nathaniel, labourer, son of Robert, weaver, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Fuller, William, late a soldier in the 4th Regiment of Foot, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

The Fyler family

Fyler, John, junior, weaver, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth