English composer, best known as the copyist of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, which he undertook while imprisoned in the Fleet prison for recusancy (as his father had been) before his death there in 1619. No. 105, 'Heaven and Earth' is ascribed to 'Fre.' Nos. 61 and 93 are settings of works of his by William Byrd and No. 80, and presumably also 81, are settings by Peter Philips. No. 214 is 'Mrs. Katherin Tregian's Paven', by William Tisdall.