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Re: New Delmarva-Colonial Old Somerset Book Containing Figg(s) Data
Posted by: Charles Frakes (ID *****9931) Date: September 16, 2005 at 11:05:45
In Reply to: Re: New Delmarva-Colonial Old Somerset Book Containing Figg(s) Data by Mary Yoder of 293

Mary -

I'm not sure what the question is...but I'll try to respond.

As my original posting indicated the Henry Freakes/Friggs my book is about was in Somersest county MD in the early 1700s. But here's more...

He arrived in the area around present Princess Anne about 1680, was a Constable in the area about present day Whitehaven in 1695, had land seized from him for an Indian Reservation near present day Laurel in 1710, and purchased land in the same area on Broad Creek in 1715.

Records for Figgs in the area of Broad Creek start in the 1730s and go on from there.

I haven't seen a lot of name variation for Figgs, other than Figg, in the Delmarva.

On the other hand, Henry was recorded variously as Freak, Freek, Freaks, Freakes, ffreake, Frig, Frigs, Frigg, Friggs.

In other places, in later days, Freakes/Friggs was recorded as Freke, Frekes, Freigs, Freiks, Friegs, Frieks, etc.

Many (some?) of these lines may have evolved into Frake or Frakes, which is my area of interest. Seems to have occurred in the mid-to-late 1700s in Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

Cheers,

Charles Frakes


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