Person Sheet


Name Thomasine Frost492,493
Birth Aug 1600, Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Christen 11 Aug 1600, St. James Church, Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Death 13 Jun 1654, Sudbury, MA
Father Edward Frost
Mother Thomasine Belgrave
Spouses:
1 Edmund Rice489,490,491
Birth ca 1594, England
Death 3 May 1663, Marlborough, MA
Burial Wayland, MA
Immigration 1639, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Marriage 15 Oct 1618, St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Children: Mary (1619-)
Henry (1620-1710)
Edward (1622-1712)
Thomas (1625-1681)
Matthew (1629-1717)
Daniel (1632-ca1632)
Samuel (1634-1684)
Edmund (1637-<1714)
Joseph (1637-1711)
Lydia (1637-1675)
Benjamin (1640-1713)
Notes for Thomasine Frost
Ellis87 has a picture of the baptismal font of St. James Church in Stanstead, where she was baptised in 1600.
Notes for Edmund (Spouse 1)
Six of his children were baptized in Barkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England.

It is not known when or how he emigrated from England. He settled at Sudbury, Mass., in 1639, and shared in the three land divisions. He lived on the east side of the Sudbury River, which now is the southern part of Wayland, near the edge of the extensive meadows along the river's course to the Merrimac. He was chosen Selectman in 1644 and following years, and deacon of the church in 1648. He joined with thirteen others in petitioning the General Court in 1656 for a new plantation because of the crowding in Sudbury.

The petition was granted and Marlborough was formed in 1660. He moved there and had a house lot of 50 acres as an original proprietor. This house was in he western part of the town on the old road leading to Northborough in the bend of the road as it passes the north side of the pond. It was just north of the old "Williams tavern," subsequently owned by Gates and later Wetherby.

He held various town offices in Marlborough as he had in Sudbury.

He might have had a will, based on certain statements in his probate, but it was never filed so there may have been problems with it. His inventory of 15 May 1663 amounted to 566 pounds and the house and lands were worth 170 pounds. There was another inventory sheet, also dated 15 May 1663, amounting to 743 pounds 8 s. 4d., signed by a different group than that of the first inventory. These complications may have been because he had property in both Marlborough and Sudbury. His widow Mercy was the administratix of the estate.

He was buried in Sudbury, in that part which later became Wayland. His grave is marked by a monument designed by his descendant Arthur Wallace Rice of Boston. It was dedicated by the Rice Association on 29 August 1914. A boulder with a bronze tablet was also set at the homestead on the Old Connecticut Path in Wayland87.

The Ann Rice that Ward495 has as his daughter is really his granddaughter through son Edward.

Ellis87, has a reproduction of his signature, found on a surveying report from about 1659. They also have a photograph of the family home, much modified over the years, which was destroyed by fire in 1930.
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