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Rev. Thomas FROST

Male 1758 - 1804  (45 years)


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  • Name Thomas FROST 
    Title Rev. 
    Born 12 Sep 1758  Pulham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 19 Nov 1758  Pulham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1785  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1804  Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) "Pedigree of Frosts of Pulham, County Norfolk," in Frost, Thomas G. and Frost, Edward L., The Frost Family in England and America, Buffalo, NY: Russell Printing Company, 1909, pp. 29-32c:

      REV. THOMAS FROST, M. A., Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge. Settled in America, 1785. Rector of St. Philip's, Charleston, S. C. Died 1804, age 46.

      (2) Norfolk Baptisms:

      First name(s): Thomas
      Last name: Frost
      Sex: Male
      Baptism year: 1758
      Baptism date: 19 Nov 1758
      Parish: Pulham St Mary Magdalene Alias Pulham Market
      Diocese: Norwich
      Father's first name(s): Christopher
      Mother's first name(s): Mary
      County: Norfolk
      Country: England
      Archive: Norfolk Record Office
      Archive reference: PD 509/4
      Archive year range: 1732-1786
      Record set: Norfolk Baptisms
      Category: Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
      Subcategory: Parish Baptisms
      Collections from: England, Great Britain

      (3) Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999:

      Name: Thomas. Frost
      College: CAIUS
      Entered: Lent, 1777
      Born: 12 Sep 1758
      Died: 1804
      More Information: Adm. pens. (age 17) at CAIUS, Nov. 13, 1775. S. of Christopher, surgeon, of Pulham Market, Norfolk. B. there Sept. 12, 1758. School, Bungay (private). Scholar, 1776-82; matric. Lent, 1777; B.A. 1780 (13th Wrangler); M.A. 1784. Fellow, 1782-7. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Mar. 11, 1781; priest, June 6, 1784; C. of Wilby, Suffolk, 1781. P.C. of Ingham, Norfolk, 1785. Married and had issue. Went to America, 1785, and became R. of St Philip's, Charleston, S. Carolina. Died there, 1804. (Venn, II. 96.)

      (4) "Thomas Frost" <http://famousamericans.net/thomasfrost/>:

      FROST, Thomas, clergyman, born in Pulham, near Norwich, England, in 1759; died in Charleston, South Carolina, 18 July 1804. He was graduated at Cambridge University in 1780, and was ordained deacon, 11 March 1781, and priest, 6 June 1784, by the bishop of Norwich. Putting aside prospects of advancement in the established Church, Mr. Frost accepted an invitation to labor in the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He was elected assistant minister of St. Philip's Church, Charleston, 5 January 1786, and, on the death of the rector, Bishop Robert Smith, in 1801, he was chosen to fill the vacancy. He served for eighteen years, and was noted as being an able preacher and a faithful pastor.

      His son, Thomas Downs Frost, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 24 February 1794; died in the West Indies, 16 May 1819, was graduated at Yale in 1813. His theological studies were pursued under Bishop Dehon's direction, and he was ordained, 21 February 1815. He was immediately elected assistant minister of St. Philip's Church, Charleston. In 1817 he was compelled to suspend his labors on account of failing health. He was benefited by a visit to Cuba, and resumed his parochial duties in May 1818; but a renewal of the attack next year proved fatal, and he died suddenly. Mr. Frost was esteemed for many noble qualities, and was regarded as a highly attractive preacher.

      Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright © 2001 Virtualology™.

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      Rev Thomas Frost
      Birth: Sep. 12, 1758
      Death: 1804

      Family links: Spouse: Elizabeth Downes Frost (1771 - 1844).

      Burial: Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

      Created by: John Schneider
      Record added: Sep 28, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 59333170

      (6) Dalcho, Frederick, An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina, Charleston, SC: E. Thayer, 1820, p. 208:

      [Inscription on Thomas FROST's tombstone:]

      Under this Stone are deposited the remains of the
      Rev. THOMAS FROST
      Who departed this life on the 18th day of July, 1804,
      Aged 45 years and 8 months.
      For the space of eighteen years he performed in
      St. Philip's Church, the duty of Assistant Minister
      and Rector thereof; that he was esteemed in his public,
      and beloved in his private character, the many
      Testimonies of Affection paid to his memory afford
      The most unequivocal and convincing proofs.
      Reader, may the Piety, Charity, and Liberality,
      That were conspicuous in his deportment,
      Distinguish thine, so shalt thou possess that peace
      of mind which the world can neither give nor
      Take away; so shalt thou be blessed with composure
      On the bed of sickness, and when the night of
      Death draweth nigh, be cheered with the well
      Grounded Hope, that thy spirit in quitting this
      Transitory existence, shall ascend to the regions
      Of everlasting bliss; there to receive that bright
      Reward, that glorious immortality, which crown
      With never-ending felicity a well spent life!
      This memorial of her attachment is erected
      By the affectionate Partner of his life, as a
      Humble tribute to the many virtues which
      Adorned a character, the remembrance of which
      She has every reason to cherish and to revere!
    Person ID I24333  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Christopher FROST,   b. 23 Jul 1712 
    Mother Mary DRANE,   b. Abt 1719,   d. 18 Dec 1784  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F10704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth DOWNES,   b. 1771,   d. 10 Feb 1844, Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1787  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rev. Thomas FROST,   b. 24 Feb 1794, Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1819  (Age 25 years)
     2. Dr. Henry Rutledge FROST,   b. 1795, Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866  (Age 71 years)
     3. Edward FROST,   b. 1802, Charleston, Charleston County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868  (Age 66 years)
     4. Ellen Legare FROST
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F10706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Thomas FROST
    Thomas FROST

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) South CarolinaMarriages, 1641-1965 [database online], Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Thomas Frost Spouse: Elizabeth Downes Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1787 Source: South Carolina Marriages 1688-1799.