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Loyalist Directory: Benjamin Frelick (Fralick, Fraleigh, Froligh, Froeligh)

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Surname : Frelick (Fralick, Fraleigh, Froligh, Froeligh)
Given name : Benjamin
Rank : Corporal and Sergeant
Where Resettled : Lots 6, 7, and 8 on Concession 8, Louth Township, Lincoln County, Home District
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List, Haldimand Papers, Upper Canada Land Petitions, List of Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists, Ontario Registers CD#204
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : notes about sources
Regiment : Captain John McDONALD's Company of Rangers, Sergeant Benjamin Frelick
Enlistment Date : 1776
Date & Place of Birth : 19 April 1747 Renswlaerwych , Albany County, New York
Settled before war : Renswlaerwych , Albany County, New York
Date & Place of Death : Dec of 1804, Louth Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
Place of Burial : Unknown-Most likely the family farm in Louth Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
Wife Name : Rosina Catrina Schefferin (Scheffer)
Children : Children of Benjamin and Catrina Frelick
Biography : Reference details provided by John Haynes.
Proven Descendants : Vancouver 1991.04.11; Vancouver 1993.08.16; Bicentennial Branch 2003.04.14 (Kimberly Hurst, Sarah Hurst, Martha Hurst, Heather Hurst); Col. John Butler 2003.04.28;
Military Info : In 1776 he joined Butler's Rangers and served six years as a sergeant and corporal. In January 1781 he was at Fort Niagara serving as a sergeant under the command of Lieutenant John Turney. In April of the same year he was court marshaled, along with two officers, Lieutenant Peter Ball and 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Ferris. more...
Loyalist Genealogy : Loyalist Benjamin Frelick m Rosina Catrina Schefferin
Gen2: Magdalena Fralick m. Etienne Allaire
Gen3: Basil (Boswell) Delair m. Calista Spears
Gen4: Mehitable Delair m. John Collard
Gen5: Silas Martin Collard m. Mathilda Jane Vetor
Gen6: Celia Della Collard m. William Henry Moore
Gen 7: Lawrence George Moore m. Ethel Bachtold

Family contact Kim Hurst
Family History : Return of Capt George Dame's Company of Rangers- 30 November 30 1783
Cpl Benjamin Frelick 36
Catrina 34
Margaret 10
John 6
Mary 6
Lehen 3 months
In 1783 records show that he, his wife, Catrina and four children were all at Fort Niagara. From his land claim as a Loyalist and military claimant he and his wife and children received 400 acres in Concession 7, Lot 6 and Concession 8, Lots 6, 7, and 8 in Louth Township, Lincoln County, Canada West. In his Will he gave his occupation as shoemaker. In died at his farm in December 1804.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Captain Benjamin Fraleigh (whose surname had a variety of early spellings) of Niagara, who served in the War of 1812 on the side of the British, was of German ancestry. He purchased land in London Twp. at Lot 17, Con. 6 (200 acres) from James and Mary Buckley (daughter of a U. E. L.) for 250 pounds. It was apparently purchased for sons John and Benjamin, Jr., but the latter son remained in Thorold.
His elder son, John inherited the family farm, and according to Benjamin Fralick's Will he was to look after his mother Catrina and the three youngest children until they reached the age of twenty-one. John Fralick sold the farm a few years later and moved to Canborough. Later he moved to London Township in Middlesex with his family.

Information has been provided by Kimberly Hurst and by John Haynes.
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