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Loyalist Directory: William Frost

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Surname : Frost
Given name : William
Rank : Captain
Where Resettled : St. John, NB
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V36 N3 Jul 1905
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Date & Place of Birth : 20 Dec 1749 in Georgia
Settled before war : Stamford Connecticut
Date & Place of Death : 26 January 1827
Place of Burial : Trinity Anglican Church in Kingston NB (near Lower Norton)
Wife Name : Married Sarah Schofield b 29 Dec 1754 d 24 Jan 1816) buried in Trinity Anglican Church in Kingston NB (near Lower Norton). Sarah is widely known as the author of her shipboard diary (see biography).

Sarah is listed also in NYGBS; V36 N3 Jul 1905 Reference letters E, O
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Biography : Natives of Stamford Connecticut, they sailed from New York on May 25, 1783, on The Two Sisters, landing in Parr Town NB (Saint John) on Jun 30. Sarah Frost kept a diary of the voyage. The original has been lost, but difering copies were made. Read some excerpts.

They were allotted land on the banks of the Kennebecasis River in what is now Lower Norton in New Brunswick. Frost Mountain was named after him. Both William and Sarah are buried in the cemetery of Trinity Anglican Church in Kingston NB (near Lower Norton).
Proven Descendants : New Brunswick 2005.10.31;
Military Info : Evidently William Frost was a Loyalist Captain, leading several raids against the Revolutionists. This is noted in The History of Stamford Connecticut (1868) by E.B. Huntington, which is both mentioned and annotated in the article on Sarah Frost by Gwendolyn Davies.
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Sources : Reference letters A; K

W. O. Raymond made a copy of Sarah Frost's diary, with various edits. Read the transcription of Raymond's version of the diary by Wallace Hale with his notes.

The Diary of Sarah Frost, 1783: The Sounds and Silences of a Woman's Exile by Gwendolyn Davies (the original diary is lost; this paper interprets various copies). This is an excellent interpretation of the times and conditions.

Information contributed by Harry Currie.
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