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Deacon James FROST, Sr.

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  • Name James FROST 
    Title Deacon 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 9 Apr 1643  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 1711  Billerica, Middlesex County, MA 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. 87-88:

      5 JAMES LINE

      SECOND GENERATION

      5 JAMES FROST, son of Elder Edmund Frost of Cambridge, was born there Apr. 9, 1643. In the division of Shawshine, now called Billerica, Lot No. 49, of two hundred acres, was assigned to the Elder, which lot he divided among his sons. On the fourth of January, 1663, James Frost and his brother Samuel were accepted as inhabitants of the town, and James settled there at once, where he seems to have led a quiet uneventful life, taking but little part in the Indian troubles or of the affairs of the town, but devoted to the church, of which he was a Deacon.

      His first wife, whom he married Dec. 17, 1664, was REBECCA, daughter of William Hamlet. He was born about 1614, and married SARAH, the widow of James Hubbard. She died at Woburn, Jan. 18, 1689, having survived her second husband, William Hamlet. Rebecca died Aug. 20, 1666, having survived the birth of her first child only six days.

      Jan. 22, 1667, James Frost married ELIZABETH, daughter of Thomas Foster. While one authority says that he took but little part in the Indian troubles, another one says that he was a soldier against the Weymesit Indians in 1675. He died Aug. 12, 1711. His widow died in 1826 [sic; should be 1726].

      Children: . . .

      JAMES, b. Aug. 14, 1666. . . .

      THOMAS, b. Oct. 18, 1667.

      JOHN, b. Nov. 14, 1668; d. Mar. 3, 1669. . . .

      SAMUEL, b. Feb. 28, 1669-70. . . .

      ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 6, 1672.

      EDMUND, b. May 14, 1675; d. May 18, 1675. . . .

      MARY, b. May 6, 1676.

      HANNAH, b. Jan. 31, 1681. . . .

      JOSEPH, b. Mar. 21, 1682-3.

      ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 3, 1685. . . .

      BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 8, 1687-8.

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

      James Frost, fourth surviving son of Elder Edmund Frost, was born in Cambridge on 9 April 1643 and married first, in Billerica, 17 December 1664, Rebecca, daughter of William Hamlet, who died 20 August 1666, shortly after the birth of her only child. He then married secondly, again at Billerica, 22 January 1666/7, Elizabeth, daughter of Sergeant Thomas Foster of that place, who survived him, dying in 1726. Together with his elder brother Samuel he was accepted as an inhabitant of the town of Billerica on 4 January 1663/4, and he at once took up his residence there becoming a deacon of the church. He received from his father lot 59 in Billerica, being 200 acres of which he sold 100 acres to the town of Billerica on 20 December 1670. In the general division of January 1665/6 he received lot 23 in the great meadow north-west of Prospect Hill near Andover; in that of 19 November 1685 he received 5 acres of meadow land; and in the spring of 1708 he received 47 acres in the Tewksbury district, which he sold to his son Samuel. He lived north-east of Bone Hill between his father-in-law, William Hamlet, and Thomas Ross. There he died on 12 August 1711 leaving issue by his first wife:

      I James, b. 14 August 1666, d. 5 January 1754. He m. first, circa 1692, Hannah _____, who d. after October 1712; and secondly, in Billerica, 16 January 1729/30, Mary, widow of Andrew Beard, who d. _____. By the former he had issue: 1 William, 2 Hannah, 3 Rebecca, 4 James (d. young), 5 Ebenezer, 6 James, 7 Elizabeth, 8 John.

      By his second wife:

      II Thomas, b. 18 October 1667, d. 6 March 1742/3. He m. first, in Billerica, 12 December 1695, Rebecca, dau. of Caleb Farley, who d. 4 March 1704/5; secondly in Woburn, 28 March 1706, Hannah Richardson, who d. 19 May 1708; and thirdly, ante 1709, Deborah ---, who d. ---. He lived in Billerica and had issue by his first wife: 1 James (d. young), 2 Experience, 3 Rebecca, 4 Sarah; by his second wife: 5 Thomas b. 1707; and by his third wife: 6 Joseph b. 1710, 7 Timothy (d. young), 8 Deborah, 9 Elizabeth.

      III John, b. 14 November 1668, d. 3 March 1669.

      IV Samuel, b. 28 February 1669/70, of whose line we treat.

      V Elizabeth, b. 6 November 1672, d. after 1714, m. in Billerica 1708 Peter Cornell or Corneal, subsequently of Wilmington, she being his second wife, who d. after 1714, she had issue: 1 Elizabeth, 2 Sarah, 3 Hannah.

      VI Edmund, b. 14 May 1675, d. 18 May 1675.

      VII Mary, b. 6 May 1676, d. after April 1717; m. 29 July 1707 John Walker of Billerica, who d. 8 March 1753. Issue: 1 Mary, 2 Sarah, 3 Joseph.

      VIII Hannah, b. 31 January 1680/1, of whom there is no further record.

      IX Joseph, b. 21 March 1682/3, d. 28 December 1737. He m. first in Charlestown, 5 April 1710, Sarah, dau. of John French of Billerica and widow of --- Flint, who d. in 1718; and secondly in Medford 8 December 1718 his niece, Rebecca, dau. of his half brother James Frost, who d. ---. He lived in Tewksbury and had issue by his first wife: 1 Joseph b. 1711/ 2 of Tewksbury, 2 Sarah, 3 Benjamin b. 1715; and by his second wife: 4 Ephraim b. 1720.

      X Abigail, b. 3 August 1685, d. 11 January 1772; m. 15 October 1707 Ephraim Kidder, Junior of Tewksbury, who d. 4 September 1776. They had issue: 1 Ephraim, 2 Joseph, 3 Josiah, 4 Sarah, 5 Jeremiah, 6 Abigail.

      XI Benjamin, b. 8 March 1687/8, d. 24 March 1753. He m. first, in Billerica, 21 December 1710, Mary, dau. of Thomas Stearns of Billerica, who d. October 1725; and secondly in Billerica 15 February 1725/6 Hannah, dau. of John French of Billerica and widow of Jonathan Richardson, who d. 12 September 1769. By the second wife he had issue an only dau., Mary.

      (3) Cathi Clore Frost <http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/4803/frost.htm> :

      5. Deacon James Frost
      b. 9 April 1643 at Cambridge, (now Middlesex Co.), MA
      d. 12 August 1711 at Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA
      m. 17 December 1664 to Rebecca Hamlet (-20 Aug 1666) at Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA and had child: James Frost, Jr. (14 Aug 1666-5 Jan 1754)
      m. 22 January 1667 to Elizabeth Foster (-1726) at Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA and had the following children: Thomas Frost (18 Oct 1667-March 1742); John Frost (14 Nov 1668-3 March 1668/9); Samuel Frost (28 Feb 1669/70-); Elizabeth Frost (6 Nov 1672-); Edmund Frost (14 May 1675-18 May 1675); Mary Frost (6 May 1676-); Sarah Frost (15 July 1678-); Hannah Frost (31 Jan 1680/1-); Joseph Frost (21 March 1682/3-28 Dec 1737); Abigail Frost (3 Aug 1685-); and Benjamin Frost (8 March 1687/8-24 March 1753)

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

      Frost, James (Elder Edm.) b. 9 Ap. 1643, settled Billerica, m. (1) Rebecca Hamlet, 17 Dec. 1664, who d. 20 Aug. 1666, (2) Elizabeth Foster (Thos.) 22 Jan. 1667, deacon Billerica Ch. d. 12 Aug. 1711, left wid. Elizabeth, 553; on census 1688, 441 M.; agreement of heirs, 14.
    Person ID I7082  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Edmund FROST,   b. 28 Aug 1593, Hartest, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1672, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    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.
    Family ID F2679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth FOSTER,   d. 1726 
    Married 22 Jan 1667  Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Bailey, Frederic W., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897-1914:

      Middlesex County
      Billerica
      page 10
      James Frost & Elizabeth Foster, Nov. 22, 1667

      (2) New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Town Vital Records Partial Compilation, Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1997-1999:

      FROST, James
      Marriage Place: Billerica
      Spouse: Elisabeth Foster
      Marriage Date: Jan. 22, 1666
      Source: Vital Records of Billerica
      Full Text: FROST, James and Elisabeth Foster, Jan. 22, 1666-7.
    Children 
     1. Hannah FROST,   b. 31 Jan 1681  [natural]
     2. Sarah FROST,   b. 15 Jul 1678  [natural]
     3. Joseph FROST,   b. 21 Mar 1683,   d. 28 Dec 1737  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     4. Benjamin FROST,   b. 8 Mar 1687,   d. 24 Mar 1753  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Abigail FROST,   b. 3 Aug 1685,   d. 11 Jan 1772  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary FROST,   b. 6 May 1676,   d. Aft Apr 1717  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     7. John FROST,   b. 14 Nov 1668,   d. 6 Mar 1669  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas FROST,   b. 18 Oct 1667,   d. 6 Mar 1743  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     9. Samuel FROST,   b. 28 Feb 1670, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1755, Tewksbury, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     10. Edmund FROST,   b. 14 May 1675,   d. 18 May 1675  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     11. Elizabeth FROST,   b. 6 Nov 1672,   d. Aft 1714  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F2763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca HAMLET,   d. 20 Aug 1666 
    Married 7 Dec 1664  Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Bailey, Frederic W., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897-1914:

      Middlesex County
      Billerica
      page 10
      James Frost & Rebeccah Hamlet, Dec. 17, 1665

      (2) New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Town Vital Records Partial Compilation, Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1997-1999:

      FROST, James
      Marriage Place: Billerica
      Spouse: Rebeckah Hamlet
      Marriage Date: Dec. 7, 1664
      Source: Vital Records of Billerica
      Full Text: FROST, James and Rebeckah Hamlet, Dec. 7, 1664. [Dec. 17, 1665, M. R.]
    Children 
     1. James FROST, Jr.,   b. 14 Aug 1666, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1754, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F2764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Massachusetts Town Marriage Records[database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999: Name: James Frost Spouse: Rebeckah Hamlet Marriage Date: 7 Dec 1664 Marriage Place: Billerica Source: Vital Records of Billerica Full Text: FROST, James and Rebeckah Hamlet, Dec. 7, 1664. [Dec. 17, 1665, M. R.].