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William FROST


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  • Name William FROST 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Bef 6 Mar 1654  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration Bef 6 Mar 1654  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Thousands of Virginia's early settlers arrived in the colony as a result of the headright system. Under this system, anyone who paid for his transportation (or someone else's transportation) to Virginia was entitled to receive 50 acres of land for each immigrant transported to Virginia at his expense. In order to receive a land patent under the headright system, an individual would petition the county court for certification of these rights. The certificate was then recorded in the county court minute books. The petition for a certificate was usually filed soon after the arrival of the immigrants, while proofs of the claim where fresh. The documents certifying these rights, formally termed "transportation rights," but commonly called "headrights," were used as paper currency and freely sold, bartered or assigned to others at or near the time of certification. For that reason they could have remained in circulation for a considerable time before ultimately being "tendered" for land. Before 1705, these rights could have been claimed for multiple arrivals of the same person.

      William FROST was one of a group of 12 persons transported to Virginia by Christopher Regault before 6 March 1654, as shown by Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants - 1623-1666, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1963, Vol. 1, p. 302:

      CHRISTOPHER REGAULT, 600 acs. Glouster Co., 6 Mar. 1654, p. 318. Upon Ewd. side of a main swamp of Crany Cr., upon the head of Breemans Neck & adj. devdt. of Mr. Breeman, etc. Trans. of 12 pers: Christopher Regault, WILLIAM FROST, Symon Parrett, Joan Bugg, Wm. Woodars, JOHN BRASHERE, Thomas Studdell, his wife & child, William Risbixt & his wife, William Todd.

      John BRASHERE, whose transportation costs were paid by Christopher REGAULT, was the same person as the John BRESSEUR who was a son of Robert BRASSEUR, the Huguenot.

      John BRASSEUR's brother, Robert BRASHEUR II, died leaving a will dated December 4, 1665 and probated on December 16, 1665. One of the beneficiaries under that will was Thomas FROST. Thomas FROST's relationship, if any, to the William FROST mentioned above is unknown to the compiler.
    Person ID I30116  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2020