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  • Name Edmund FROST 
    Title Elder 
    Born 28 Aug 1593  Hartest, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 16 Apr 1672  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Codicil 17 Apr 1672  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fact 1 Frost Family Y-DNA Group 8 
    Name Edmond FROST 
    Died 12 Jul 1672  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 1 Oct 1672  Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, Vol. 2, pp. 593-597:

      EDMOND FROST

      ORIGIN: Earls Colne, Essex

      MIGRATION: 1635

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Cambridge

      OCCUPATION: Yeoman.

      CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 3 March 1635/6 implied by freemanship. Ruling Elder at Cambridge by 6 February 1636/7 [CaTR 26]. The January 1658/9 compilation of Cambridge church members includes "Edmund Frost, Ruling Elder, also of this Church, and Thomas-Anne his wife in full communion, their children John, Samuel, Joseph, James, Mary, Ephraim, Thomas, Sarah, all baptized in this Church save John who was baptized in England being about [blank] old when his father joined here" [CaChR 2].

      On 8 February 1668[/9], "Elder Frost" was teamed up with Captain Gookin for catechizing "those families on the east side of the common" [CaTR 175].

      FREEMAN: 3 March 1635/6 (second in a sequence of three Cambridge men) [MBCR 1:371].

      EDUCATION: His inventory included "one Bible and two other books" valued at 6s. The widow's inventory included "books" valued at 8s.

      ESTATE: On 6 February 1636/7, the town of Cambridge granted to "Elder Frost" six acres [CaTR 26].

      In 1639 "Edmond Frost" held three parcels of land at Cambridge: "bought of Thomas Blogget one house, garden, backside in Water Street"; "in the New West Field six acres of planting ground"; and "next Manotomie eight acres more or less of planting ground" [CaBOP 48]. By 1639 he had sold to John Champney "two acres and a half of land in the New West Field" [CaBOP 58] and to Katherine Haddon "one dwelling house & garden" [CaBOP 66].

      In the Cambridge land inventory of 6 September 1642, "Edmond Frost" held four parcels of land: "on the common one dwelling house with about half an acre of land"; "in the New West Field three acres"; "by Menotamye eight acres"; and "within the town a parcel of salt marsh a rood more or less" [CaBOP 79-80].

      On or soon after 30 September 1646, Edmond Frost sold to Richard Eccles "one dwelling house with about half an acre of land" [CaBOP 125]. On 10 October 1646, "Edmund Frost, elder of the Church of Christ at Cambridge," sold to Gilbert Crackbone "one dwelling house with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging with about six acres of land thereunto adjoining" [MLR 1:10-11]. On 10 October 1649, Thomas Crosby of Rowley sold to Edmond Frost of Cambridge "about three acres of land" in Cambridge and "also a lot of marsh within the same town bounds being by estimation four acres more or less" [MLR 3:424]. On [blank] April 165[blank], "Edmund Frost of Cambridge . . . , yeoman," sold to Thomas Prentice Sr. of Cambridge eighty-five acres of land on the south side of Charles River [MLR 3:32].

      In 1646 "Edmond Frost" was granted a woodlot of eight acres [CaTR 66]. In 1647 or 1648, "Mr. Edmund Frost" was granted twenty-four acres "out of the waste land towards Dedham on the west side of the highway" [CaBOP 136]. In the division of "Shaw Shine" on 4 June 1652, "Mr. Edmund Frost" received Lot #59, 200 acres [CaTR 98]. On 28 December 1653, "Elder Frost" was granted two acres for a woodlot [CaTR 64].

      On 14 April 1662, the "townsmen consented at the request of Mr. Richard Champny, that the lands granted him, at Alewife Meadow, not excepted for highways, or sold to Francis Whitmore, be entered in the name of Mr. Edm[ond] Frost" [CaTR 138).

      On 15 December 1665, "Edmund Frost of Cambridge . . . , yeoman," sold to "Edmund Angier of the same place, woollen draper," a parcel of land in Cambridge "on the south side of Charles River, containing by estimation about six acres"; signed by "Edmund Frost as also Reana my wife (in acknowledgment of her full and free consent to this my act & deed)" [MLR 4:80-82].

      In his will, dated 16 April 1672, with codicil dated 17 April 1672, and proved 1 October 1672, "Edmund Frost of Cambridge" bequeathed to "my dear wife Reana the use of about two acres of planting land" for life, also "the use of a parcel of pasture land" during her life," also "one-third part of the fruit that grows yearly in the orchard during her life," also "all the crop of rye and wheat that is sown and shall grow in my planting field for this year," also 40s. a year for life to be paid her by his sons, also "the use of all the salt marsh being about four acres"; to "my son John six acres of land that he improveth of mine . . . which land I had in exchange for other land lying near Mr. Dunster's farmhouse," John to clear any dispute over title to this land; to "my sons Samuell and Joseph after their mother's decease that two acres of land . . . equally to be divided between them"; to "my son Joseph after my wife's death one-half of my marsh"; to "my son Joseph one of my woodlots beyond Notimey which of the two he shall choose"; to "my son James" £4; to "Ephraim and Thomas equally to be divided between them my dwelling house, orchard and all the land within the enclosed field and without not formerly disposed of"; to "Ephraim my lot in the great swamp"; to "my son Thomas my other woodlot beyond Notomy"; "if any other divisions of land fall due in the town after my decease I give them to my sons Ephraim and Thomas equally to be divided"; to "my two daughters the other half of the marsh after my wife's decease, equally divided between them or their children or in case Sarah die before marriage then her part of the said marsh to descend to Ephraim and Thomas equally divided"; to "my daughter Sarah a featherbed and bolster"; to "my two daughters" household goods; "for some reasons best known to myself," executors to sell some horses and divide the proceeds "into five parts, 2 parts of that five I give to Jacob French and his wife and the other three parts I give to the children of Golden More"; to "the new college" 40s.; to "Mr. Al[c]ocke's son at the college" 20s.; "my sons John, Samuel, Joseph and Ephraim" to be executors; "my honored and worthy friends Capt. Daniell Gookin and Mr. Thomas Danforth" overseers [MPR 4:7-10]. In the codicil, dated 17 April 1672, he bequeathed "the reversion of the two acres of land given to my wife during her life . . . unto my sons Ephraim and Thomas," they to pay £4 apiece to "their two brothers Samuell and Joseph"; and "my four-acre parcel of marsh . . . my son Joseph shall have that one moiety or half part thereof and Ephraim and Thomas shall have the other half equally divided," they to pay £12 to "their two sisters Mary and Sarah" [MPR4:10].

      The inventory of the estate of "Elder Frost of Cambridge late deceased," taken 9 September 1672, was untotalled; the real estate totalled £88 10s.: "the house and ten acres of land with the privileges," £50; "six acres of land in Nottomey Field," £15; "four acres of marsh," £20; "two woodlots," £2; and "one acre and half in the great swamp," £110s. [MPR 4:11-12].

      The inventory of the estate of "Mrs. Reana Frost deceased," taken 3 January 1675, totalled £78 10s. 1d., of which £37 was real estate: "land in Watertowne Field, 3 acres," £12; and "the house, barn & yard with the houseright," £25 [MPR 4:272-74].

      BIRTH: By about 1609 based on date of marriage.

      DEATH: Cambridge 12 July 1672.

      MARRIAGE:

      (1) Earls Colne, Essex, 16 April 1634 Thomasine Clench, baptized Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, 6 October 1608, daughter of Robert and Joan (Webbe) Clench [NEHGR 153:278-90].

      (2) By 15 December 1665 Reana (_____) (James) (Andrews) Daniel, widow of EDMUND JAMES {1630, Watertown} [MLR 4:80-82; GMB 2:1071-72], William Andrews and Robert Daniel [MLR 3:364].

      CHILDREN:

      i JOHN, b. say 1635; m. Cambridge 26 June 1666 Rebecca Andrews.

      ii THOMAS, b. Cambridge [blank] March 1637 [NEHGR 4:56]; d. soon.

      iii SAMUEL, b. Cambridge [blank] February 1638 [NEHGR 4:56]; m. Cambridge 12 October 1663 Mary Cole.

      iv JOSEPH, b. Cambridge 13 January 1639 [NEHGR 4:56]; m. Charlestown 22 May 1666 Hannah Miller [ChVR 1:25), daughter of Rev. JOHN MILLER {1635, Dorchester}.

      v JAMES, b. Cambridge 9 April 1643 [NEHGR 4:56]; m. (1) Billerica 7 December 1664 Rebecca Hamlet, daughter of William Hamlet; m. (2) Billerica 22 January 1666/7 Elizabeth Foster.

      vi MARY, b. Cambridge 24 July 1645; living 16 April 1672, apparently married, when named in father's will; no further record.

      vii EPHRAIM, b, about 1651 (deposed 15 April 1690 "aged about 39 years" [MLR 10:128]); m. by 1678 Hepzibah _____ (eldest known child b. Cambridge 20 May 1678).

      viii SARAH, b. Cambridge [blank] [blank] 1653 (mother's name given incorrectly as "Mary" in published Cambridge VRs); living 16 April 1672, unmarried, when named in father's will; no further record.

      ix THOMAS, b. say 1655; m. (1) Sudbury 12 November 1678 Mary (Gibbs) Goodridge, daughter of Mathew Gibbs and widow of John Goodridge (on 23 March 1674, John Goodridge and Mary Gibbs were married at Sudbury; on 5 July 1697, "Thomas Frost who married with Mary another of the daughters of said Mathew Gibbs deceased" was one of "the widow and children of Mathew Gibbs late of Sudbury husbandman, deceased" who participated in the settlement of the estate of Mathew Gibbs [MPR 9:138-39]); m. (2) Sudbury 9 July 1691 Hannah Johnson.

      COMMENTS: On 30 May 1650, Edmond Frost and others, the feoffees of the estate of Mr. Nathaniel Sparhawk of Cambridge, were given power to dispose of the estate for the benefit of the children [MBCR 3:207,4:1:9].

      BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1938 Mary Lovering Holman compiled a brief account of the family of this immigrant [Pillsbury Anc 473-75]. Some of the dates of birth for the children of the immigrant given by Holman do not agree with the dates in the published Cambridge vital records.

      (2) Frost, Norman Seaver, Frost Genealogy in Five Families, West Newton, MA: Frost Family Association of America, 1926, pp. xiv, 1-5:

      Edmund Frost came from Ipswich with Rev. Thomas Sheperd [sic; should be Shepard], and settled in Cambridge in the fall of 1635. He was presiding Elder of the Church there. . . .

      EDMUND FROST

      Edmund Frost was born in County Suffolk, England, very early in the seventeenth century. About all that is known of his parentage is that his father's name was John and that he had a brother also named John, but which of the brothers was the elder is not of record. The general opinion is that his father was one of the Puritan clergymen who were silenced by Archbishop Laud. Some of his biographers undertake to prove that he was not a a clergyman, silenced or otherwise, but in the writer's opinion said biographers have entirely failed to make out a case.

      However that may be, Edmund seems to have been a prominent member of the congregation of Rev. Thomas Sheperd [sic] in England, as he certainly was in Massachusetts. There is no record of the date of his marriage, nor the maiden name of his wife. Her Christian name was Thomasine, and they had a son born in England before 1635. In that year he came with wife and infant son to Massachusetts, either with, or two months before, Rev. Thomas Sheperd [sic]. Here again authorities differ; some say that he came in the ship Great Hope, others say in the Defence. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary says that he "came in the Great Hope in 1635, from Ipswich, having embarked with Rev. Thomas Sheperd [sic], who left that ship and came in one not so good, probably the Defence, from London." Matthew's American Armory and Blue Book, also says that he came in the Great Hope.

      Others say that the Great Hope was wrecked in 1634, off Yarmouth, England, and that Sheperd's [sic] party took passage in the Defence the next year. If, however, the Great Hope was wrecked in 1634, she could not have been very badly wrecked, since she was in Boston Harbor in the summer of 1635. Governor Winthrop writes in his Journal, under date of Aug. 16, 1635, "The Great Hope of Ipswich, being about four hundred tons, was driven on ground at Mr. Hoff's Point, and being brought back presently by a northwest wind, ran on shore at Charlestown." At this time a severe southeaster was blowing, "that drave ships from their anchors."

      Whatever doubt there may be as to the ship that brought Edmund Frost, there is none as to that in which Mr. Sheperd came, since Winthrop tells us in that same Journal, Oct. 6, 1635, that "Here arrived two great ships, the Defence and the Abigail, with Mr. Wilson, Pastor of Boston, Mr. Sheperd, . . . and other ministers."

      Whatever ship brought him, he arrived in Cambridge in 1635. He and Richard Champney were installed as Elders, Feb. 11, 1636. About 1639, he bought from Thomas Blodgett, an estate on the westerly side of Dunster Street, between Mount Auburn Street and Harvard Square, on which stood the church-house and the residence of Govornor Dudley. This he soon sold and bought a house on Garden Street opposite what is now Waterhouse Street and about one hundred yards from the site of the Washington Elm and just by the Whitefield Elm. (See II on plan.) Later he acquired ten acres on Kirkland Street, including the site of the present Divinity School.

      "He was reputed to be rich in faith and manifestly enjoyed the confidence of Sheperd [sic] and his church. Yet he had trial of earthly poverty, . and he possessed little beyond his homestead, and his pressing wants were relieved by the church." Thus we find the following records:

      "1638-9. Given to Elder Frost the 18 of January, 20s.
      Given to Elder Frost the 22 of the 3d month 20s.
      Given to Elder Frost toward his building 40s.
      To Elder Frost we sent the 15 of the 5th month in beefe, chese, candle and money to buy come in all 90s."

      "1640. To our Elder Frost the 20 of the 3d month 30s."

      "Item. payd Elder Frost for a years allowence wch was due at midsummer in the year 1643, I say pd him by 10 1."

      "Item. Mr. Harlakendon gave the church a legacye of 20??, wch wee receved a young cow for it of Mr. Pellham in the beginning of the year 1640. Wee gave the summers milk of the cow to brother Towne and brother John French; the first calfe dyed. The winteringe cost to John Stone 25s wch some the second calfe was sold for. The second summers milk wee gave to sister Manninge and brother John French. The 3d summers milke was yelded Elder Frost and also the winteringe of it. The beginning of the year 1643 wee yelded it Elder Frost for his own; at that time it was worth but 5??."

      The fact that the value of the cow decreased in three years from 9.0 pounds to 5, does not indicate any deterioration of the animal, but was simply an illustration of the universal law of "supply and demand." At this time, by importations from England, as well as by natural increase, cattle became somewhat of a drug on the market.

      In that same year, 1643, "Sister Albone, Eldar Frost, Brother Banbrick, brother Syll, sister Manninge and sister Stephenson," each received "1 bottell sack 11d". June 9, 1652, the territory of Shawshine, now Billerica, was divided, and Lot No. 59, of two hundred acres was assigned to Edmund Frost, which seems to have so relieved his poverty, that for twenty years there is no record of any further benefactions to him from the church. The last that appears in the records is the following:

      "Eldar Frost liing a longe time weake with others of his family alsoe having the ague at the same time the church see meete to make a contribution for his relefe upon June 16, 1672. The sume gathered was in cash 7.4.9. and in other pay 2.5.8." He died a month later, July 12, 1672. In his will dated April 16, 1672, he mentions his wife Reana and all of his children, gives to Jacob French and his wife two fifths, and to the children of Golden More three fifths, of the value of "my old mare and my young gelding," which mare and gelding are to be sold to the best advantage. He also gives to Harvard College forty shillings, and to "mr Alcocks sone at ye Colledge" twenty shillings.

      His wife Thomasine died before 1653, since his youngest child Sarah, was his daughter by his second wife Mary. . . . She died before 1669 and he married Reana, widow of Robert Daniel. She was his third wife and he was her fourth husband. His sons John, Samuel, Joseph and Ephraim were the executors of his estate. . . .

      Edmund Frost had nine children, eight by his first wife Thomasine, and the youngest, Sarah, by his second, Mary. They were:

      1 JOHN, b. about 1632, in England.

      THOMAS, b. March, 1637, d. 1639.

      3 SAMUEL, b. February, 1639.

      4 JOSEPH, b. Jan. 13, 1640.

      5 JAMES, b. Apr. 9, 1643.

      MARY, b. July 24, 1645.

      7 EPHRAIM, b. 1646, or later.

      8 THOMAS, b. 1647, or later.

      SARAH, b. 1653.

      (3) Information from the papers of Dr. Donnell M. Owings, originally of Coles County, IL, later Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK:

      Lineage: 1) Edmund Frost, gentleman, son of John Frost, possibly of Hartest, county Suffolk, and descended from an ancient English family, originally of county Cambridge, was born circa 1600 and married about 1630 Thomasine _____, his first wife. He early became associated with the celebrated dissenting minister, the Rev. Mr. Thomas Shepard and with his congregation embarked at Ipswich, 16 October 1634, aboard the ship Great Hope (Capt. Gurling) bound for Boston. Shipwrecked off Yarmouth this party subsequently took passage on the Defense (Capt. Bostock) sailing from Gravesend under assumed names 10 August, and arriving in Boston Harbor 2 October 1635. They shortly removed to Cambridge where, on 3 March 1635/6, Edmund Frost was enrolled as a freeman. On 11 February 1636/7 he and Richard Champney were installed by Governor Winthrop ruling elders of the First Congregational Church of Cambridge, the Rev. Mr. Shepard being installed as minister on the same day. About 1639 he purchased of Thomas Blodgett a lot on the westerly side of Dunster Street between Harvard Square and Mt. Auburn Street, which he soon afterward sold to the widow Catherine Haddon. He then bought a house on the westerly side of Garden Street, opposite Waterhouse Street, which he occupied in 1643 but sold to Richard Eccles in 1646. He appears to have subsequently occupied the estate on the northerly side of Kirkland Street extending from Divinity Hall Avenue to and beyond Francis Street, which estate remained in the possession of his posterity until 1845. In the apportionment of the Shawshin territory, now Billerica, he received a share of 200 acres being lot number 59. His first wife, Thomasine, died in Cambridge shortly after 1647, and he married secondly, about 1652, Mary _____, who died in 1653, probably in child-birth. He then married thirdly, ante 1669, Reana, widow of Robert Daniel, he being her fourth husband, whom she likewise survived, dying in 1676. Elder Edmund Frost died testate on 12 July 1672 leaving an estate of L118.15.10 of which his sons John, Samuel, Joseph and Ephraim were appointed executors. Among his various bequests was one of forty shillings to Harvard College. Though poor in wordly goods Mr. Frost enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and fellow churchmen. In his autobiography the Rev. Mr. Thomas Shepard referred to him as his "most dear brother Frost," and Col. William Goffe, having visited him on 23 August 1660, wrote as follows in his journal: "In ye evening wee visited Elder Frost, who rec'd us with great kindness and love, esteeming it a favour yt we would come to yr mean habitation; assured us of his fervent prayers to ye Lord for us; - a glorious saint makes a mean cottage a stately palace; were I to make my choyce, I would rather abide with ys saint in his poore cottage, than with any one of ye princes I know of at ys day in ye world." Edmund Frost had issue: nine children, viz: by his first wife, Thomasine:

      I John, b. in England, _____ 1632, d. in Cambridge, September 1672; m. in Cambridge, 6 June 1666, Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Andrews, who m. secondly in 1674 George Jacobs, Junior of Danvers and died after January 1692/3, having been accused of witchcraft and released at that time. He had issue: 1 John, 2 Rebecca, 3 Thomas.

      II Thomas, b. in Cambridge, March 1637, d. _____ 1639.

      III Samuel, b. 13 February 1638/9, d. 7 January 1717/8. He m. first in Cambridge (or Billerica?), 12 Oct. 1663, Mary Cole, who d. after 1668 and, secondly, 1673, Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Mr. John Miller of Dorchester, who d. after 1692. He appears to have m. thirdly Ruth _____, who survived him and m. secondly John Dutton of Billerica, dying 18 July 1738. He removed to Billerica about 1674 and there practiced as a physician until his death. By his first wife he had issue: 1 Samuel, of Springfield, Mass., 2 Isaac, 3 Edmund (d. young); and by his second wife: 4 Thomas of Natick, 5 Elizabeth, 6 John, of Newton, Bucks Co., Pa., 7 Joseph, of Charlestown & Sherburne, 8 Benjamin, 9 Jonathan (d. aged 20), 10 David (d. young), 11 Edmund of Tewksbury.

      IV Joseph, b. 13 January 1639/40, d. 22 December 1692; m. 22 May 1666 Hannah, dau. of the Rev. Mr. John Miller of Dorchester, who d. after 1713. He removed to Charleston prior to 1667 and there had issue: 1 Jabez (d. young), 2 Susanna (d. young), 3 Joseph (d. young), 4 Stephen, 5 Nathaniel (d. young), 6 Hannah, 7 Abigail, 8 Miller, 9 Faith.

      V James, b. 9 April 1643, of whose line we treat.

      VI Mary, b. 24 July 1645 and mentioned in her father's will, 16 April 1672. There is no further record of her.

      VII Ephraim, b. circa 1646, d. 2 January 1717/8; m. circa 1676 Hepzibah _____, who d. 23 September 1719. He resided at his father's homestead on Kirkland Street, Cambridge and there had issue: 1 Mary, 2 Edmund, 3 Ephraim, 4 Thomas, 5 Ebenezer, 6 Sarah.

      VIII Thomas, b. circa 1648, d. ____ 1724. He m. first, in Sudbury, 12 November 1678, Mary, dau. of Matthew Gibbs and widow of John Goodridge, who d. 20 February 1690/1; secondly, 9 July 1691, Hannah Johnson of Sudbury, who d. 3 May 1712; and thirdly, 12 December 1719, Sarah Singletary, who survived him, dying after 1724. He removed to Sudbury prior to 1684, d. at Framingham, and had issue by his first wife: 1 Thomas, 2 John, 3 Samuel, 4 Mary (d. young), and by his second wife: 5 Sarah.

      By his second wife, Mary:

      IX Sarah, b. ____ 1653 of whom there is no record after 15 April 1672.

      (4) Note by compiler: According to Thomas Shepard's Memoir of His Own Life, Rev. Shepard and his party (including Richard Champney, Edmund Frost and Edward Goffe), set sail from Harwich, Essex, England on October 16, 1634, aboard the ship [Great] Hope (Capt. Gurling, Master), bound for New England. However, the ship ran aground in a storm off Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Thereafter, Rev. Shepard and his party (including "Mr. Champney, &c.") set sail from England on August 10, 1635, on the Defence (Thomas Bostock, Master), arriving in Boston on October 3, 1635. Rev. Shepard did not state in his Memoir whether Edmund Frost was with him on the Defence.

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      Edmund Frost
      Birth: Aug. 28, 1593, Hartest, Suffolk, England
      Death: Jul. 12, 1672, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

      Family links: Spouse: Tomazine Clinche Frost (1608 - 1652); Children: Samuel Frost (1639 - 1717), James Frost (1643 - 1711), Ephraim Frost (1646 - 1718)

      Burial: Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
    Person ID I4727  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 

    Family 1 Thomasine CLENCH,   b. Bef 6 Oct 1608, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1653, Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1634  Earls Colne, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Thompson, Neil D., The English Ancestry of Thomasine (Clench) Frost, First Wife of Edmund Frost of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, July 1999, v. 153, p. 279:

      . . . Elder Edmund Frost, who came to New England with the Rev. Thomas Shepard in 1635, was married by that minister at Earls Colne, Essex, 16 April 1634 to his first wife Thomasine [Thomas-Anne" in Cambridge records] Clenche. . . .

      [Dr. Thompson cites Earles Colne, Essex Parish Register, FHL microfilm 1,472,111, as documentation of this marriage.]

      (2) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of August 8, 2003, Batch #: M043361, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0857071, Printout Call #: 6909002, Dates: 1559 - 1653:

      EDMOND FROST
      Male
      Marriages:
      Spouse: THOMASIN CLENCH
      Marriage: 16 APR 1634 Earls Colne, Essex, England

      (3) In Thomas Shepard's Memoir of His Own Life, annotated and printed in Young, Alexander, Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636, Boston, MA: C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1846, Rev. Shepard states that he held a lecture in Earls Colne, Essex, England, during the period from 1627 to 1630, and returned to Earls Colne in 1634.
    Children 
     1. Mary FROST,   b. 24 Jul 1645, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Apr 1672  (Age > 27 years)  [natural]
     2. James FROST, Sr.,   b. 9 Apr 1643, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1711, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas FROST,   b. 1647, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Ephraim FROST,   b. 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1718  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas FROST,   b. Mar 1637, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1639, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     6. John FROST, Sr.,   b. Aft 16 Apr 1634, Hartest, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 30 Sep 1672, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years)  [natural]
     7. Joseph FROST,   b. 13 Jan 1640, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1692  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     8. Samuel FROST, Sr.,   b. 13 Feb 1639, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1718, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
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    Family ID F2679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary (FROST),   d. Bef 1699, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1652 
    Children 
     1. Sarah FROST,   b. 1653, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
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    Family ID F2692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Reana (JAMES),   b. Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Jan 1676, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 15 Dec 1665  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Ancestry.com, Cambridge, Massachusetts History, Supplement [database online], Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997:

      Frost, Ruling Elder Edmund, settler 1634, came with Rev. Thos. Hooker from Harwich, Eng., . . . m. . . Reana James, of Watertown, wid. of William Andrew and later of Robert Daniel.
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