We share the same relatives!! My grandmother is Deliah Freake Boland, her father was Samuel Freake, Benson's brother.This is my mothers family on her mothers side.
Samuel Freake , my Great grandfather married Bessie Lewis, and they moved to Botwood. My grandmother Deliah moved to Gander and married my pop Ellis Boland. They had 6 children , one died in Infancy.The family moved to Topsail, CBS , and then moved to St.John's.
I am in the midst of tracking down the Freake/Freke Line as well, it is very hard to find anything!!
My grandmother was raised United religion, but looking on my great grandfather, his son Hubert , and my nan and her son Nelson, they all seem to have an olive complexation and am wondering if Beuthuk Indian blood right be in our history. It would make since that few paper trails are found if our european ancestors mixed with Natives. thet also have lived in areas where the native beuthuk Indians lived. I am trying to see if I can follow this lead, I am looking into MUN being able to trace family DNA to see if native DNA exists in our family tree, or if we are truely of European ancestry.
Contact me and i can provide more family names from this branch of the family.