'Frere4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Freer of Essendie, Freer of Innernethy

?? Freer (a c1630)
1. Adam Freer in Edinburgh (MD)
  m. (1691) Frances Cleland (dau of Captain William Cleland, great-grandson of Alexander Cleland of that ilk)
2. George Freer of Essendie (a 1716, Minister of Lethendie)
  m. (26.12.1699) Helen Blair (d c1752, "of a good family in Perthshire")
  A. Adam Freer of Innernethy (b 1704, d 1780, 2nd son)
m1. Margaret Wylie
  i. Helen Freer (dsp 1797)
  m2. (1748) Margaret Lizars (dau of David Lizars by Isabel, dau of Henry Anderson)
  ii. George Freer (b 1749, dsp, Captain)
  m. (1794) Helen Duncanson (b 1753, dau of James Duncanson of Keills by Barbara Mayne)
  iii. Marion Freer (b 1755, d 1825)
  m. (1782) George Smith (n 1749, d 1823, Minister of Galston)
  a. George Smith (b 1793, d 10.06.1686, cleric), 3rd son had issue
  m. (1825) Jane Hogarth (b 1800, dau of David Hogarth of Hilton by Beatrix Pringle)
  b. Heniretta Smith
m. Rev. _ Balfour (son of John of Pilrig)
  c.+ other issue - William in Edinburgh (b 1789, d unm, banker), Adam in Calcutta (b 1791, had issue), David in India (b 1798, had issue), John in Glasgow (b 1800, dsp?), Margaret (b 1783, d unm), Jane (b 1785, d unm), Marion (d unm)
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - David in Edinburgh (b 1757, WS), Adam (b 1759), William (b 1768, d young), Isabel (b 1751, d young), Margaret (b 1753, d young)
  B. John Freer of Essendie (d before 1766)
  m. Margaret Gib (a 1757, dau of Robert Gib of Lochtain)
  i. Adam Freer of Essendie (dsp, MD in India)
  ii. Robert Freer (Professor of Surgery at University of Glasgow)
  m. Margaret Thomson (b 1766, dau of Alexander Thomson by Barbara Young)
  a. Robert Freer (d young)
  iii. Elizabeth Freer
  m. Rev. _ Whitson
  iv. Helen Freer
m. _ Williamson
  v. Jane Freer
  m. _ Cowper
  C. George Freer in London
  i. William Freer (d 1766, "Surgeon-General of the Armies of the Empress of Russia")
  m. Margaret Young (d 1793, dau of Alexander Young by Margaret Alison)
  a.+ issue - William (d 1770), Margaret (d 1776)
  ii. Catherine Freer
m. J. Wood of Edinburgh (of the family of Largo)
  iii. Elizabeth Freer
  m. Alexander Ross of Balkail
  a. John Ross of Balkail (Major)
  m. Jane Buchan
  (1) Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, Field Marshal (b 05.07.1779, d 10.12.1868) had issue
  Some detail on Hew comes from Wikipedia ("Hew Dalrymple Ross").
  m. (1816) Elizabeth Graham
  b. Mary Ross
  m1. John Dalrymple (Captain)
  m2. Sir J.A. Oughton (General, CIC Scotland)
  iv. Jane Freer
  m. Rev. George Gillespie (d 1760)
  a. daughter (d 1756)
  D. Marion Freer (dsp)
  m. (1763) Rev. George Simson
  E. Margaret Freer
  m. James Meik in Wester Banchorie
  F.+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Frances (d young), Henry(d young)

Main source(s): MGH (NS1, vol 2 (1876), 'Freer, sometime of Essendie, Innernethy, and Woodlands, in the County of Perth', p70+)
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