I recently started delving into my Frost ancestors from Moretonhampstead. According to Silvester Treleaven's Diary for the year 1800 - Monday July 7th...
"An account was recv’d of the Death of Gilbert Frost, son of Mr. Gilbert Frost of this place, he died on board the Edgar 74 Guns off the coast of France."I was trying to find out if he died during a battle, or from sickness, or what. I don't know how long it took at that time to get the news. According to the Medicina Nautica of 1803, in February and March of 1800 there was sickness aboard the Edgar.
In 1800 the Edgar was part of the Channel Fleet, blockading the French port of Brest.
I still haven't found any mention of Gilbert Frost.
Navy Lists - 1800's
Navy Lists - 1900's
Medicina Nautica Vol 1, 1797
Medicina Nautica Vol 2, 1799
Medicina Nautica Vol 3, 1803
Naval chronology; or, An historical summary of naval & maritime events, from the time of the Romans, to the Treaty of Peace, 1802
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