|Sir James Freeth|
|Died||19 January 1867|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Royal Guelphic Order
Freeth was commissioned into the 98th Regiment of Foot in 1806. He served in the Peninsular War and in France from 1809 to 1814 and, in 1851, was appointed Quartermaster-General to the Forces. He went on to be Colonel of the 64th Regiment of Foot in 1855.
He married Harriett Holt and together they went on to have six sons and two daughters. Three of his sons became major-generals; his great-grandchild, Francis Arthur Freeth, was a chemist who developed a number of processes in explosives manufacture and a major in the Territorial Army.
- Gentleman's Magazine Volume III, January to June 1867
- "No. 21179". The London Gazette. 7 February 1851. p. 299.
- "No. 21789". The London Gazette. 25 September 1855. p. 3555.
- "No. 22194". The London Gazette. 26 October 1858. p. 4578.
- "No. 22955". The London Gazette. 7 April 1865. p. 1931.
- Allen, Peter (1 November 1976). "Francis Arthur Freeth. 2 January 1884 – 15 July 1970". Biogr. Mem. Fellows R. Soc. (22): 104–118. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1976.0004. ISSN 1748-8494.
Sir James Gordon
| Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Richard Airey
Sir Richard Bourke
| Colonel of the 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot
Sir Henry Keane Bloomfield