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William FROST

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  • Name William FROST 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1690  Wells, 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, pp. 282-283:

      [Note by compiler: In Frost Genealogy in Five Families, William 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 William was the son of George.]

      3 WILLIAM FROST, son of George, had a grant of land on Crooked Lane, Kittery, in 1658. In 1667 he witnessed a deed at Winter Harbor, and in 1673 he bought land in Saco, of William Phillips. The Indian War drove him to Salem, where he lived 1675-79. "William Frost, Cordwainer, of Salem," bought land in Wells, Me., in 1670, and had various grants and mill privileges in Wells, until 1690, when he was killed by Indians.

      Roger Hill, under date of May 7, 1690, wrote to his wife, "The Indians have killed Goodman Frost and James Littlefield, carried away Nathaniel Frost, and burnt several houses here in Wells." The estate of William Frost was administered in 1690 by Israel Hardin. William Frost, Jr., was bondsman. The wife of 3 William was MARY, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Littlefield) Wakefield, granddaughter of Edmund and Annis Littlefield.

      Children:

      1 WILLIAM.

      NATHANIEL, captured by Indians in 1690.

      ELIZABETH m., in York, DANIEL DILL.

      MARY, b. at Salem, May 11, 1677.

      ABIGAIL m., in Salem, Jan. 14, 1702-03, SAMUEL UPTON.

      6 JAMES.

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

      FROST, . . .

      15 WILLIAM, cordwainer, not unlik. relat. to Rebecca (Frost) Booth, d. of Daniel of Fairfield. First app. at Saco, Oct. 1667, sued by John Budesert, but Goody Frost was assigned a seat in the meetingho. the yr. before. In Philip's War they fled to Salem, and aft. the war came back to Wells, where he was partn. in a sawmill grant and killed wolves. Const. Wells, 1682. Gr.j. 1684, 1687, 1689, 1690. Lists 27, 259, 269b. In May 1690 he was k. by Ind., adm. 25 Feb. 1690-1 to Israel Harding, now hus. of the widow Mary (Wakefield). List 246. Kn. ch: William. Nathaniel, named with William in their grf.'s will. List 268a. Taken captive when his f. was killed, fate unk. Mary, b. at Salem 31 July 1677. Abigail, m. at Salem 14 Jan. 1702-3 Samuel Upton, both liv. Salem 1731. Poss. also: James(5).

      (3) Stackpole, Everett S., Old Kittery and Her Families, Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, pp. 426-427:

      2. William Frost witnessed a deed at Winter Harbor in 1667 and bought land in Saco of William Phillips in 1673. It may have been he who had a grant of land on Crooked Lane, in Kittery, in 1658. The Indian War drove him to Salem, Mass., where he was living, 1675-9. William Frost, cordwainer, of Salem, bought land in Wells, Me., in 1679, and had various grants and mill privileges in Wells till 1690. His estate was administered in 1690 by Israel Harden, and William Frost, Jr., was bondsman. Roger Hill wrote to his wife, 7 May 1690, "The Indians have killed Goodman Frost and James Littlefield and carried away Nathaniel Frost and burnt several houses here in Wells." William Frost married Mary, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Littlefield) Wakefield, granddaugher of Edmund and Annis Littlefield. Children were:

      WILLIAM m. (1) Rachel (_____) and had a daughter born in Wells 30 Sept. 1695, (2) 5 April 1706, Elizabeth Searle in Salem, Mass.; d. in Salem 23 Sept. 1721. Ch. recorded in Salem: Benjamin b. 24 June 1707; Elizabeth b. 22 Aug. 1708, m. John Brown; Benjamin b. 24 Sept. 1710; Hannah b. 4 July 1712, m. John Prince; Mary b. 2 Dec. 1714; William b. 4 Oct. 1715; Lydia b. 22 May 1717, m. William Cook.

      NATHANIEL, captured by Indians in 1690.

      ELIZABETH? m. in York, 8 Nov. 1698 Daniel Dill.

      MARY b. at Salem 31-5-1677.

      ABIGAIL? m. in Salem, 14 Jan. 1702-3, Samuel Upton.

      3. JAMES m. (1) 1 July 1696 Hannah Woodin in Wells, (2) Margaret Goodwin.

      3. The last named James Frost can not be classified except as the son of William, though no direct proof has been found. The names of his children indicate such relationship, and such is the tradition of his descendants. He married, 15 May 1707-8, Margaret, dau. of William and Deliverance (Taylor) Goodwin and lived in South Berwick. He was a planter and owner of a mill. Both were members of the Congregational Church. His will, made in 1744, was probated 4 July 1748. Children bapt. at South Berwick.

      4. JAMES b. 5 Nov. 1707; m. Sarah Nason.

      5. WILLIAM b. 15 Feb. 1710; m. Love Butler.

      6. NATHANIEL b. 14 Aug. 1713; m. Elizabeth (_____).

      JOHN bapt. 22 Oct. 1716; went to Nova Scotia.

      7. STEPHEN bapt. 12 April 1819; m. Lucy (_____).

      MARY bapt. 29 Sept. 1723; m. Major Charles Gerrish. See Hist. of Durham, Me.

      JEREMIAH bapt. 24 Dec. 1725; m. Miriam Harding. Went to Nova Scotia.

      JANE bapt. 10 May 1728; m. Caleb Emery 10 March 1747

      MARGARET bapt. 13 July 1730; m. Wm. Haskell 18 June 1752.
    Person ID I2726  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Mary WAKEFIELD 
    Children 
     1. Mary FROST,   b. 11 May 1677, Salem, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. James FROST,   b. Abt 1683,   d. Bef 4 Jul 1748  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     3. Abigail FROST  [natural]
     4. William FROST  [natural]
     5. Nathaniel FROST  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth FROST  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
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