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John FROST, Sr.

Male Aft 1634 - Abt 1672  (< 37 years)


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  • Name John FROST 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Aft 16 Apr 1634  Hartest, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 30 Sep 1672  Cambridge, 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. 6-7:

      1 JOHN LINE

      SECOND GENERATION

      1 JOHN FROST, the eldest of the children of Edmund and Thomasine, and the only one who was not a native of Cambridge, was born in England about 1632; hence he was about three years of age when his parents emigrated from Ipswich. He married, June 6, 1666, REBECCA, daughter of Thomas Andrew. He died before Sept. 30, 1672, since on that day administration was granted to the widow Rebecca for herself and three children.

      She married, Feb. 9, 1674, GEORGE JACOBS, JR., of Danvers, and was mixed up in the witchcraft delusion in 1692, along with the whole Jacobs family. On May 10 of that year, George Jacobs, Sr., and his granddaughter were arrested, and four days later warrants were issued for the arrest of Daniel Andrew, George Jacobs, Jr., his wife, Rebecca, and six others. Andrews and Jacobs, Jr., heard of the warrant and skipped out, but the others were arrested and tried for witchcraft.

      The victims of the delusion, both male and female, were stripped and searched for "witchmarks." Marshall Herrick, who seems to have been quite an expert witchfinder, found upon George Jacobs, Sr., "a witch-teat about one-quarter inch long or better, with a sharp point dropping downward so that I took a pin, and run it through said teat, but there was neither water, blood or corruption, nor any other matter. Jacobs was convicted on the fifth, and executed on the nineteenth of August, 1692.

      "A tradition exists that the body of Jacobs was buried on his own farm. Remains, undoubtedly his, were exhumed in 1864, and were reinterred in the same place."

      In January, 1693, a new Court appointed by Governor Phipps, sat at Salem, acquitted Rebecca Jacobs and Martha Jacobs, the latter probably granddaughter of George, Sr., who was arrested with him.

      Children of John and Rebecca Frost:

      JOHN, b. Nov. 19, 1667. . . .

      REBECCA, b. Dec. 3, 1669.

      THOMAS.

      There seems to be less record of the descendants of John Frost than of any of the other children of Edmund and Thomasine. About all that the writer can find is, that John, the eldest child, was a mason living in Salem in 1696, and that Thomas, the youngest, was a weaver of Cambridge at the same time.

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

      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.

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

      1. John Frost
      b. c 1632 at England
      d. c 30 September 1672
      m. 26 June 1666 to Rebecca Andrew at MA and had the following children: John Frost (19 Nov 1667-); Rebecca Frost (3 Dec 1669-1 July 1750); and Thomas Frost

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

      Frost, John (Elder Edm.) b. in Eng. ab. 1634, m. Rebecca Andrew (Thos.) 26 June 1666, 480; d. 1672; wid. m. George Jacobs Jr., of Danvers Village, 9 Feb. 1674 and was imprisoned as a witch, 552; petition of her mother for her, 353, 354 M. Adm.
    Person ID I7131  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    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 Rebecca ANDREW,   b. 18 Apr 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1693  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1666  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas FROST,   b. Abt 1671  [natural]
     2. Rebecca FROST,   b. 3 Dec 1669  [natural]
     3. John FROST, Jr.,   b. 19 Nov 1667  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F2756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart