[taken from Chapter 9 Manx Worthies, A.W.Moore, 1901]

BENJAMIN MICHAEL FREER, M.A. (b. 1837, d. 1898),

was the fourth son of Lieutenant Thomas Freer (see p. 140). He was educated at King William's College,, and from thence he proceeded to Oriel College, Oxford. He then went out to Canada, where he obtained his degree He was distinguished by his great literary taste, and was, therefore, admirably fitted for the post of public school inspector, which he filled -with great ability and success for many years. " Wherever," says the " Minden Echo," "the late Mr. Freer has resided, he has, with his geniality. culture, and straightforwardness, been a general favourite. Since his advent in Minden he has been most faithful and diligent in the discharge of his official duties, being eminently successful in promoting the educational interests of the county, his demise being felt as a public loss."


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