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Bertha CADWALLA

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  • Name Bertha CADWALLA 
    Born 14 Feb 1610  Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration Jun 1634  Damariscove, Lincoln County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Ship Wulfrana from Plymouth, Devon, England 
    Notes 
    • (1) "Old Eliot" (A Monthly Magazine of the History and Biography of the Upper Parish of Kittery, Now Eliot), Vol. I, No. XI (1897), pp. 174, 176:

      Nicholas [Frost], Marride Bertha Cadwalla, ffrom Tavistock, Devon, Jany'y 1630.

      Bertha Cadwalla. Borne, ffeb'y ye 14th, 1610.

      Aprill, Sailed for America. Arived in June, 1634, in ye year, in ye Shipp Wulfrana, Alwin Wellborn, Master, ffrom Plimouth, Devon. . . .

      THE SLAUGHTER OF BERTHA (CADWALLA) FROST AND HER DAUGHTER ANNA.

      Bertha, the wife of Nicholas Frost, and their daughter Anna, [aged 15 years,] were killed by the Indians, on the night of July 4th, 1650, while her husband and son Charles were at York.

      They had been surprised at the Garrison, but escaped, and secreted themselves in the old Cabin, some two hundred yards distante, where they were finally Captured and taken to an Indian camp, near the mouth of Sturgeon Creek.

      On the return home of Nicholas and his son Charles from Old York, they attempted the rescue of Bertha and Anna.

      In the conflict, Charles, [then nineteen years old,] killed one Chief and one Brave, single handed, but was forced to retire without gaining the freedom of his sister and Mother.

      The next day they succeeded in getting togetherabout a dozen of the settlers, determined to effect their release. On arriving at the Indian camp, they found that the Indians had crossed the river at that point, leaving the mangled bodies of Bertha and Anna where they had camped, which were brought up and buried near the Old Garrison.

      Young John and Thomas Belcher, succeeded in making their escape from the Indians by hiding in a thicket near by.
    Person ID I39465  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 

    Family Nicholas FROST,   b. 25 Apr 1585, Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Sep 1663  (Age < 78 years) 
    Married Jan 1630 
    Children 
     1. Charles FROST,   b. 30 Jul 1631, Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1697, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Catherine FROST,   b. 25 Dec 1637, Kittery, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1715  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. John FROST,   b. 7 Aug 1633, Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1687, Thanet, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth FROST,   b. 10 May 1640, Kittery, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744  (Age > 105 years)  [natural]
     5. Nicholas FROST,   b. 30 Sep 1645, Kittery, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1673, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
     6. Anna FROST,   b. 17 Apr 1635, Little Harbor, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 15:45:46 
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