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Captain Symon Wainwright

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: August 29, 1708 (47)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts (Killed by Indians)
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Wainwright, Colonel and Philippa Sewall
Husband of Sarah Wainwright; Anne Wainwright and Mary Boynton
Father of Sarah Frost; Mehitable Saltonstall; Elizabeth Breck; Mary Parker and John Wainright
Brother of John Captain Wainwright; Sarah Perkins; Mary Wainwright; Martha Proctor; Francis Wainwright and 1 other

Occupation: Assessor, farmer
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About Capt. Simon Wainwright

Birth: Mar. 8, 1706 York Village York County Maine, USA Death: Feb. 3, 1766 Eliot York County Maine, USA

Simon was the son of Major & Judge Charles Frost(1678-1724) & his wife Sarah Wainwright(1682-1714)

Simon(Symon)Frost graduated from Harvard College (now called Harvard University) in 1729. he became a Representative to the General Court. from 1747-1749, then was appointed Judge of the Interior Court of Common Pleas on August 12, 1749 & was reappointed on May 23, 1760. He built a home on Goodwin Road in Eliot, Maine.

Judge Simon Frost married 2/20/1750 to Mrs. Mercy Sewall Harmon(1718-1817), widow of Joseph Harmon of York, Maine. She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall & his wife Lydia Storer of York, Maine.

Simon & his wife Mercy children were: 1. Sarah Frost(1751-1791)married Rev. Alpheus Spring - Kittery, Maine 2. Lydia Frost(1753-) 3. Mary Frost(1755-1791)married Henry Sherburn 4. Pvt. Simon Frost, Jr.(1757-1803)married Jane Emery - Berwick, Maine

" Simon Frost was buried on the south side of the road leading to Berwick to Portsmouth through the north side of Eliot, about 50 rods from former residence of Judge Simon Frost. There is a small yard, enclosed by rough stonewall in which there are several graves. Simon's gravestone is lying on the ground is a slate stone much broken".

" In Remembrance of Simon Frost, Esq Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Registered Probate for the County of York. He departed this Life in the year, 3 Feb'ry 1766 ae. 60 "

Sources: 1. Nicholas Frost Family History 2. Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers, page 46 3. History of York County, Maine with Illustrations 4. Spring Family Genealogy

Family links:

 Charles Frost (1678 - 1724)

 Sarah Wainwright Frost (1682 - 1714)*
 Mercy Sewall Frost (1718 - 1807)*

 Sarah Frost Spring (1751 - 1791)*
 Hannah Frost Stacy (1760 - 1822)*
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Burial: Simon Frost Family Cemetery Eliot York County Maine, USA

Created by: Laurie Stewart Tokarsky Record added: May 04, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 129175592 Added by Janet Milburn 1/24/18


Simon Wainwright (Francis), son of Francis Wainright & Phillipa Sewall, was killed in Haverhill 29 Aug., 1708.

Capt. Simon Wainwright was a high-minded and influential citizen. He conducted an expedition against Port Royal in 1689; was one of three first assessors in Haverhill in 1694. He was supposed to be very rich; it was said he buried much of his money on his farm and part of the ground has been dug over by treasure hunters to find it unavailingly. In 1684 he was permitted to sell "liquors out of doors." He had a valuable apple orchard and boys are reported to have cut down some of his apple trees. In 1688 he made twenty barrels of cider from his orchard which were taken from him by Andros' excise officers. In 1690 he had a "valuable horse stabbed by Sam Swan" who was sent to jail. His house was one of the block "houses of refuge" fortified in 1680 against the Indian raids, and in front of [ref 81:27] his own house he was murdered in the memorable attack of 1708 in which 18 were slain and 30 or 40 made prisoners.

When the Indians attacked the house, Mrs. Wainwright (Mary3 Williams) fearlessly unbarred the door and let them in. She spoke kindly, waited on them and promised to procure them whatever they desired. They demanded money and upon her retiring "to bring it," as she said, she fled with all her children except one daughter, Mary, who was taken captive. He m. (1) 6 Oct., 1681, Mrs. Sarah Gilbert; m. (2) 2 Oct., 1688, Mrs. Ann Pierce. [ref 81:28]

Simon had three wives and five children but only one son, John born to Ann Pierce in 1690


Captain Symon Wainright was a merchant of Haverhill, MA.

He was killed by Indians in 1708

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Capt. Simon Wainwright's Timeline

November 20, 1660
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 22
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
July 17, 1685
Age 24
Haverhill, Massachusetts
October 20, 1685
Age 24
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 4, 1686
Age 25
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
October 30, 1690
Age 29
Haverhill, Mass
August 29, 1708
Age 47
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts