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Peter Freeny[1]

Male 1705 - Aft 1764  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Peter Freeny  [2
    Born betweeen 1690 - 1705  Ulster, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1764  Worcester Co., Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8576  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father John Freeny,   b. 1675, Ulster, Armaugh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Unknown,   b. 1677, Ulster, Armaugh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1693  [2
    Family ID F3246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Inchlee,   b. 1696, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Worcester Co., Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1714  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Freeny,   b. 1718, Delmar, Somerset Co., Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Sussex, Worcester, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Levinia Freeny,   b. Between 1714 and 1725,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Freeny,   b. Between 1714 and 1725,   d. 1790, Worcester Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F3232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - betweeen 1690 - 1705 - Ulster, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1714 - Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1764 - Worcester Co., Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Arrived in the Maryland-Delaware area in 1707 near the town of Delmar.  He constructed a log home on land granted from the King of England.

      From: "Peter Freeny and His Descendants in America":

      The records of the Freeny family found on the Freeny Tree were kept by Joshua Freeny, a grandson of Peter Freeny, who on his deathbead had his children record them in order that the generations following may know something of the early emigrants.  To him is given credit of the following information:

      The first of the family who came to America was Peter Freeny of Ireland, who settled in the disputed territory, near the boundary between Maryland and Delaware, near the town of Delmar.  Here he cut and hewed the logs from the forest and built his home on the land he supposed to be in Maryland.  When the boundary dispute was settled, the boundary line ran through his plantation but the home was then in the province of Delaware.  Freeny was not pleased with the prospect of being a resident of Delaware, and wishing to remain a citizen of Maryland, carefully pulled down his home and carried the logs across the line and built his home on the part of the land that was in the province of Maryland.

      There is not a record of Peter Freeny as he left no will.  He deeded his land "Reed's Folly to his son, John Freeny while living in 1748.

      From Insley-L Archives:

      Message Board Post:

      "I have a very short history of the Freeny family as it relates to the ancestors of my husband, Lawrence Bopp. This information was found in 1974 in Filing Case A of the Maryland Historical Society and was put together by a friend, Robert William Barnes. It states:

      On 6 July 1720 Peter Freenie [sic] and wife Elizabeth sold to John Hoffington, Gentleman, land in Somerset County, lying on Barren Creek, called "Barren Quarter." Forty-four years later, in September 1764, Peter Freeny and his wife Elizabeth of Worcester County, Maryland, deeded to John Rider of Somerset County land in that county called "Midfield," which a certain John Inchlee had formerly owned. Inchlee died without leaving a will, with Elizabeth Freeny his only daughter and sole heiress. (Som. Co. Land Records, Libers G. H. #15, fol. 15, and G #15, fol. 246, cited in Freeny material in Filing Case A.) In 1728 Peter Freeny purchased from John Reid and others 100 acres of land in Worcester County called "Reid's Folly," lying in Davis' Neck. In November 1748 Peter conveyed this land to John Freeny. The children of Peter Freeny were: John Freeny, ---Freeny (dau.), m. Daniel Hastings and ---Freeny (dau.) m. Mus. Carmean [sic].

      This is all that I have on Elizabeth Inchlee. I hope it helps." [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1514] Charles Freeny, III, Charles Freeny, III, (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/r/e/Charles-C-Freeny/index.html cfreeny@worldnet.att.net).

    3. [S1517] Insley-L Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/INSLEY/2002-12/1041219934 (Reliability: 0).