Henry Figgs (Frakes)
(Abt 1658-1716/1723)


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Henry Figgs (Frakes)

  • Born: Abt 1658, England
  • Marriage (1): Mary Noble in Aug 1691 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 1716-1723, Somerset Co., MD


In early years, the spelling of this surname was Freak, Freke, Frakes, Freaks, etc. This is likely the Henry Freke who was transported from Bristol, England on the ship, Maryland Merchant (William Tregoe, Captain), bound for Virginia in 1676. He was indentured to serve four years on Sep 5 1676 by agent William Alford.

Henry Frakes had 50a pf land (the allotment reserved for those completing indenture) surveyed for him on Jul 2 1683 called "Flanders" (as "Flodders") which he assigned the next day to Thomas Horsman. This land is a couple of miles east of modern-day Princess Anne, MD in Somerset Co. (SoCert:R059).

From the old Somerset Liber IKL, we find:

"xx 9ber 1692
Henry ffreaks and Mary his wife were married the ___ of August 1691

Elizabeth ffreaks daughter of Henry ffreaks & born of Mary his wife the eleaventh day of July Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety two"

Henry Freakes was appointed constable for Wicomico Hundred in Somerset County in the November 1693 court (SoJ-1692/96:70 abstracts)

Henry Friggs had 150a of land surveyed for him on Dec 20 1715 called "Friggs Adventure" (also "Figgs Adventure") and received patent for it on Sep 10 1716.

On Nov 2 1723, Henry Friggs of Kent Co., DE, eldest son and heir of Henry Friggs, late of Broad Creek, Somerset sold this land to Isaac Noble, cooper (SoLR-GH:94)

Henry married Mary Noble, daughter of Isaac Noble and Mary (?), in Aug 1691 in Somerset Co., MD. (Mary Noble was born on 09 May 1676 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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