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Charles Frost

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Tiverton, Devon, England
Death: July 4, 1697 (64)
Berwick, York, Maine (Killed by Indians)
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Frost and Bertha Frost
Husband of Mary Frost (Bolles)
Father of Sarah Shipway; Abigail Moody; Charles Frost, Jr.; Mary Hill; Lydia Greenleaf and 2 others
Brother of Katherine Hammond; John Frost; Anna Frost; Elizabeth Gowen alias Smith and Nicholas Frost, Jr.

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About Maj. Charles Frost

killed by indians

Charles Frost is the ancestor of the famous American poet, Robert Frost.

From Old Eliot: A Monthly Magazine of the History and Biography of the Upper Parish of Kittery, Now Eliot, Volumes 1-3 (Google eBook) 1901. Page 169

Charles Frost 2, (Nicholas:.) succeeded to the homestead of his father in Eliot. He was said to have been the fifth child of European parents, born in the Piscataqua Plantation. He became a distinguished man in civil and military life. The events of his career are given in Williamson's History, the publications of the Maine Historical Society, and other pages. He passed through the grades of military office from an Ensign to the Commander of the Militia of the Province. He was frequently in actual service against the Indians. He held Town and County offices; was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts, and for several years was one of the Executive Council.

He wjis dutiful as a Christian as well as in his relations of Soldier and Statesman. Was constant in his attendance on Public Worship. Sabbath morning, July 4, 1697, he expressed an unusual desire to go to the wonted house of worship,—a distance of five miles from his home. His wife and two sons, Charles and John, accompanied him. On the homeward return, and within a mile of his dwelling, a volley of musketry was suddenly discharged at them, by a party of ambushed Indians. Major Frost and two others, residents ol Eliot, were brought to the ground. His two sons had passed ahead and escaped. They went out, and gathered up the remains of the dead. The body of their father was buried a few rods north of his house. The grave was covered with a wrought granite stone, and it remains to this day.

He married Mary, the daughter of Joseph Bowles, Esq., ot Wells, 1666. She died November n, 1704, aged 67.


  1. Sarah, born 1667
  2. Abigail, 1669
  3. Mehitable, 1672, married Thomas Pearce, of Newbury, January 5, 1698
  4. Lydia, 1674
  5. Mary, 1676 married Capt. John Hill, of Berwick, December 12, 1694. She was the grand mother of the late Dea. Wm. Leighton. The Hills and Ladds in Portsmouth are her descendants.
  6. Charles, born April 17, 1678 John, born March 8, 1680
  7. Elisabeth, born 1682, married John Richardson, March 4, 1708, and early left a childless widow

Charles Frost is the ancestor of the famous American poet, Robert Frost.

Of Kittery, Maine.

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Maj. Charles Frost's Timeline

July 30, 1632
Tiverton, Devon, England
April 17, 1668
Age 35
Maine, USA
September 17, 1672
Age 40
May 10, 1675
Age 42
Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 18, 1676
Age 44
Kittery, York, Maine
November 30, 1676
Age 44
Kittery, York, Maine
January 4, 1680
Age 47
Kittery, York, Maine
March 1, 1681
Age 48
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
July 4, 1697
Age 64
Berwick, York, Maine