Freake circa 1912-1914
Freake circa 1912-1914
Olympic medal record
Men's polo
Representing a
Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris Team competition
Representing  United Kingdom
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Team competition

Sir Frederick (Charles) Maitland Freake, 3rd Baronet (7 March 1876 – 22 December 1950) was a British polo player in the 1900 Summer Olympics and in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]


He was born on 7 March 1876 and was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge.[2] In 1900 he was part of the BLO Polo Club Rugby polo team which won the silver medal.

Eight years later as a member of the Hurlingham Club he won the silver medal again.

In 1920 he succeeded to the Baronetcy of Cromwell House and Fulwell Park. He lived at the Old Manor House, Halford, Warwickshire and served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1939. He died on 22 December 1950.


Freake married, at St. Peter's, Cranley Gardens, on 7 July 1902, Alison Ussher, daughter of Christopher Ussher, of Eastwell, County Galway.[3]


  1. ^ "Frederick Freake". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Freake, Frederick [Charles] Maitland (FRK894FM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Marriages". The Times (36815). London. 9 July 1902. p. 1.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom Preceded byThomas Freake Baronet(of Cromwell House and Fulwell Park)1920–1950 Succeeded byCharles Freake