Peter Freeny
(Bef 1695-After 1765)
Elizabeth Insley (Inchly)
(Bef 1696-After 1764)
William Hearn
Elizabeth Williams
John Freeny
(1720-Bef 1796)
Elizabeth Hearn?
(Abt 1721-After 1796)
Thomas Freeny
(Abt 1756-1821/1829)


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1. Eleanor (?)

Thomas Freeny

  • Born: Abt 1756, Worcester Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor (?)
  • Died: 1821-1829, Sussex Co., DE


Thomas Freeny had the 95.25a tract "Neglect" surveyed for him in Sussex Co. DE on Oct 12 1796 and received patent for it on Jun 9 1797. The tract lies in modern day (2018) straddling US Route 13 in Delmar, DE at the MD/DE state line. He also had the a tract "White Oak" surveyed for him in Sussex Co., DE on Nov 25 1796 and received patent for it on Apr 12 1797. This tract is east of the former a small distance and also borders the state line.

Thomas Freeney is listed in the 1800 census in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with household as: 20210-00110 suggesting an age of 26-45 (b1755-1774, but noticeably, no females under age 10). In 1810, in the same area, with household 20111-40110 suggesting and age of 45+ (b<1765). In 1820, his household his still in Little Creek Hundred as 000011-11101. He is not listed in later censuses so we might assume he died 1821-29. The tightest estimate for his birth from census records would be 1755-1765.

On Aug 28 1811, Thomas Freeny acted as an "attorney in fact" for Elijah Gordy to sell to George Parker for $998.25, land in Sussex County. It was land Elijah had inherited from his father John Gordy, 332.75a parts of five tracts, "Wisdom," "Hazard," "Gordys Safety," "Halls Additon," and "Brandy Ridge." It mentions the power of attorney was executed by letter on May 15 1807. (SxLR-AE28:415). On Apr 23 1814, Jackson Gordy, Benjamin Melson, Jacob Morris and Thomas Freeney sold five negroes to Nathan Gordy "formerly the property of Hannah Gordy" for $165 in Worcester County, MD (WoLR-AE:72).

There are Chancery Records for Thomas Freeny of Little Creek Hundred Case B#3, A#1 and S#24 to view.

Thomas married Eleanor (?).

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