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John FROST

Male - 1677


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  • Name John FROST 
    Gender Male 
    Name Rousse CREWS 
    Died 7 Apr 1677  York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Frost, Norman Seaver, Frost Genealogy in Five Families, West Newton, MA: Frost Family Association of America, 1926, p. 282:

      [Note by compiler: In Frost Genealogy in Five Families, John FROST is listed as a son of George FROST of Winter Harbor, ME. In the compiler's opinion, there is insufficient evidence to support the proposition that John was the son of George.]

      2 JOHN FROST, son of George, a fisherman of York, received grants of land in 1663 and 1669. He was killed by Indians and his estate was divided, Nov. 4, 1678, between his widow Rose, sons John and Philip, and daughter Annis, wife of Alexander Maxwell. Administration granted to John and Philip on the estate of their father, July 2, 1677.

      Children:

      1 JOHN.

      2 PHILIP.

      ANNIS m. ALEXANDER MAXWELL before 1678.

      (2) Maine & New Hampshire Settlers, 1600s-1900s [database online], Genealogy.com, 2003:

      JOHN FROST

      As a John Frost witnessed a deed at Squamscott, now Exeter, in 1663 (N.H. Deeds ii, 79b), and an Arthur Cham (Came) had a land grant in the same town in 1664, it is a safe assumption that the John Frost and Arthur Came, who appeared in York in the Scotland District as neighbors a few years later, settled first in Exeter after their arrival in New England. Of the origin of John Frost there is definite information identifying him as the John Frost of Brixham, England who married December 2, 1643, Rose, daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Cruse, that being the Christian name of his wife who came to York with him. Arthur Came's wife bore the unusual name of Violet, and thus we have the curious combination of a Rose and Violet living as neighbors in York.

      On October 12, 1663, the town granted to John Frost, fisherman, ten acres of land on the southwest side at the river's mouth (Deeds iii, 25), but he sold this land eleven years later (Ibid. ii, 160), having received from the town, January 18, 1668-9, "a tract of fifty Acres . . . Lying on the other side of York Bridge . . . near halfe a mile in distance from the Bridg . . . and Eight Score Pooles Back into the Country upon a West North West Line." (T.R. i, 257.) He was living on this property until April 7, 1677, when he, with six neighbors, was killed during an Indian attack on the town (Sewall Diary i, 41), leaving a widow and at least three children. Alexander Maxwell, who had married his daughter Agnes, induced his brother-in-law John Frost, then living at the Isle of Shoals, to take up residence in York on land given to him by Maxwell. Administration of the estate of John, Sr. was granted July 2, 1677, to his two sons, John and Philip, and division of the property was made November 14, 1678, to the widow, two sons and the daughter, Agnes Maxwell. The widow, Rose Frost, "did live for seven or eight years or more" after her husband's death with her son Philip in the town, for which he was to have the property; and he "had Abundance of Trouble & Difficulty with his sd Mother, she being lame & decrepit & otherwise very Troublesome" (Deeds xii, 352).

      The sons John and Philip Frost continued to reside in the town for a number of years after the death of their father, but were driven away by the Indian troubles. William Shaw, who married the daughter of the latter, became a settler here.

      (3) Maine & New Hampshire Settlers, 1600s-1900s [database online], Genealogy.com, 2003:

      FROST, . . .

      6 JOHN, York, fisherman. Town grant at the Harbor's Mouth in 1663, and in 1669 in a location aft. called 'Bricksome.' By right liv. he kept out of the records; in 1667 he sued Richard Calley and lost. K. by Ind. in Apr. 1677, adm. to sons John and Philip Nov. 6. Wife Rose outl. him 7 or m. yrs. Ch: John, b. ab. 1652. Agnes, m. by 1671 Alexander Maxwell. Philip, bp. at Brixham, Devon, 28 Mar. 1657.

      [Note by compiler: Brixham is a town in present-day York County, ME. Brixham is also a town in present-day Devon, England.]

      (3) Stackpole, Everett S., Old Kittery and Her Families, Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, pp. 425-426:

      1. John Frost of York, fisherman, received grants of land in 1663 and 1669. He was killed by Indians. His estate was divided 14 Nov. 1678, between widow Rose, sons John and Philip, and daughter Annis, wife of Alexander Maxwell. Administration granted to John and Philip on estate of their father, 2 July 1677.

      JOHN m. 1674, Sarah daughter of Roger Kelly of the Isles of Shoals. (N. H. Ct. Rec. III. 376.) He died in 1718 at Star Island, leaving widow Sarah, and children: John, presented at Court in 1707 for "abusing his grandfather Roger Kelly." John Frost of Wells, mariner, and wife Abigail sold house and an acre of land in Wells in 1757. Samuel m. Ann, dau. of Edward Cate. They lived in Newcastle in 1723. Feb. 10, 1755, Jane Frost of Portsmouth sold to Samuel Frost, minor, nine acres, originally a part of the estate of her grandfather, Edward Cate of Portsmouth, deceased. Ithamar, left a daughter and only heir, who m. Arthur Randall of Gosport, N. H. Mary m. William Fox.

      PHILIP m. before 1677 Mrs. Martha Rankin, nee Merry. She had m. Andrew Rankin 4 Dec. 1667 and had a son, Joseph Rankin, who was apprenticed in 1677 to Rev. Shubael Dummer of York. Philip Frost died about 1693. A dau., Annis, m. William Shaw of York and has many descendants.

      ANNIS m. Alexander Maxwell before 1678.

      * * *

      FROST. 6 JOHN. He m. at Brixham, co. Devon, 2 Dec. 1643, Rose, dau. of Leonard and Elizabeth Cruse. See Hist. of York ii: 71.
    Person ID I2725  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Family Rose CRUSE,   b. Bef 11 Sep 1614, Brixham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Nov 1678, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1643  Brixham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of July 26, 2003, Batch #: M001861, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0916758, Printout Call #: 0884000, Dates: 1556 - 1706:

      Husband
      JOHN FROST
      Marriage: 02 DEC 1643 Brixham, Devon, England

      Wife
      ROUSSE CREWS
      Marriage: 02 DEC 1643 Brixham, Devon, England
    Children 
     1. Philip FROST,   b. Bef 28 Mar 1657, Brixham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1693  (Age > 35 years)  [natural]
     2. John FROST,   b. Abt 1652,   d. Bef 7 Mar 1719, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Annis FROST,   d. Aft 23 Aug 1704, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
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