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John FROST

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  • Name John FROST 
    Gender Male 
    Will Bef 15 Jun 1519 
    Died Bef 15 Jun 1519  Rudston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 15 Jun 1519 
    Notes 
    • (1) "Pedigree of Frosts of Yorkshire," in Frost, Thomas G. and Frost, Edward L., The Frost Family in England and America, Buffalo, NY: Russell Printing Company, 1909, pp. 33-36:

      V. JOHN FROST, mentioned in will of Walter Frost as having left money to the church at Fothersham, Co. York. Will mentioned in act book at York Probate Registry, as proved 15th June, 1519, in which he is styled "of Rudstone." This will cannot be found.

      (2) Fowler, James, "On Two Heraldic Bench-Ends in Great Sandal Church," in The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal, Vol. 1: Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Association, 1870, pp. 132, 146-148:

      The accounts of the Frosts, of Fetherston, begin with a William Frost, who married a daughter of William Frank, by whom he obtained lands at Beverley and Hull, and had issue, Walter, who, early in the fifteenth century, married Isabel Fetherston, the sister of Simon de Fetherston and heiress of the Fetherston estates, and had issue, Thomas (buried in S. Mary's church, Beverley), who married a daughter of John Woodruffe, of Woolley and other extensive estates, and had issue, Thomas, who married, and had issue: -

      1. Thomas, of Beverley, who died, s. p.

      2. Robert, Chancellor to Arthur Prince of Wales, Canon of Bole at York, Archdeacon of Winchester and Stow, and Rector of Thornhill, in which church his arms were formerly to be seen in the painted glass of the windows. Said to have been buried at Sandal.

      3. John, Archdeacon of Essex, and clerk of the Archdeacon of Lancaster.

      4. Walter. . . . The grant to him of an oratory at Newland dates as far back as 2nd Nov., 1468; renewed, 20th Oct., 1471. At the date of his will, however, namely, after the marriage of his daughter, he resided at "West Ham, in the diocese of London," in the Church of which place he desired his body to be buried. "To my son Percy and my daughter Margaret his wife," he left "plate to the value of 20£. To Edward Percy, my son's son, my jacket of tynsyn satin. To Richard Frieston, Esquire, a cup. To Mr. Archdeacon of Essex, my brother, 20£ in plate. To Mrs. Anne Wheatley, my sister, 5 marks. . . . To the Altar of Our Lady at Fetherston, in Yorkshire, 20 shillings. To the church of Kirkthorp, in Yorkshire, 61£. 13s. 4d. for an obit for my mother." It bears date March, 1528[/1529], and was proved on 5th April, 1529. By his marriage with one Anne Ranson, he had issue Margaret, the wife of Josceline Percy, as set forth above.

      The arms of Frost were Argent, a chevron gules, between three trefoils slipped azure. Those quartered with them on the first of the Sandal shields are, I believe, intended for Amyas of Netherton, branches of which family also resided at Sandal and Thornhill - the arms being found impaled in one of the clerestory windows there; and I am inclined to believe further that they were acquired by the marriage of Thomas, the father of Walter Frost, with an heiress of the family of Amyas, though, as will be observed above, I am unable to prove it absolutely, and neither Hunter, our indefatigable South Yorkshire antiquary, nor Brooke before him, (whose pedigree of the Frost family is preserved in the College of Arms), were able to discover whom he married. If the inquest taken upon his death was as full of information as that of his grand-daughter Margaret, it might possibly contain what we desire, but unfortunately it is not to be found in the Record Office; nor is his marriage mentioned, as it might easily have been, in the inquest of Walter Frost his son. But about the beginning of the sixteenth century Agnes, daughter of John Amyas of Netherton, married John Freston of Altofts, a relative of the "Richard Freiston Esquier" who, again, appears to have been related to Walter Frost, if we may consider the bequest of the cup an evidence of his being so; and Canon Raine informs me that William Amyas of Horbury in his will, dated in 1510, calls William Frost his cousin (apparently the brother of Thomas Frost, the father of Walter), whose only daughter, cousin-german of the wife of Josceline Percy, brought Ackton (a portion of the Fetherston estates) to the family of Beckwith. The Amyas family was one of considerable standing in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the fifteenth century, and a pedigree, showing to some extent its connection with the families contemporary, from the time of Edward I. downwards, is preserved in Wilson's transcript of the Hopkinson MSS., but unfortunately for us it does not give the collateral branches.
    Person ID I24545  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Thomas FROST,   d. Bef 9 Nov 1496, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth WOODRUFFE 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart