CFHS code : ML57

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : To the Dear Memory of The Rev Dr PERCIVAL FROST FRS Fellow of Kings College Cambridge b Sept 1 1817 d Trinity Sunday June 5 1898 The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God Also to the memory of his dear wife Jennett Louise Frost who died on Epiphany Sunday Jan 6 1901 aged 82 God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes [Revelation 717 214] and there shall no torment touch them Wisdom [31]

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202679, 0.13800154 – click here for location

Frost grave
Frost monument

Stone cross, marble triple plinth, lettering with lead inlay, within kerb stones (newly restored in September 2012). The grave lies in the parish area of St. Mary the Less and is located on the north side of the path leading from the centre circle to the east path.

Frost inscription
Frost inscription

[cross with ‘I H S’ superimposed]

‘To the dear memory of
the Rev Dr Percival Frost F.R.S.
Fellow of King’s College Cambridge
born Sept 1 1817 died Trinity Sunday June 5 1898’
“The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God
and there shall no torment touch them. Wisdom [3.1]”

‘Also to the memory of his dear wife, Jennett Louise Frost,
who died on Epiphany Sunday Jan. 6, 1901, aged 82’
“God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes [Revelation 7.17; 21.4]”

Percival Frost (1817-1898) see also Life Story page
Percival Frost was born in 1817 at Kingston upon Hull, the second son of Charles Frost. He came up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1835 from Beverley and Oakham Schools. Frost transferred to St John’s College soon after arriving in Cambridge. He matriculated in Michaelmas of that year, received his BA (as 2nd Wrangler and 1st Smith’s Prizeman) in 1839, his MA in 1842 and ScD in 1883.

After receiving his BA, Frost was made a fellow at St John’s and ordained deacon. He held a mathematical lectureship from 1847 to 1859 in Jesus College, then from 1859 to 1889 in King’s College. Frost was known for his tuition of private students, among whom were John Rigby, William Kingdon Clifford, and Joseph Wolstenholme. Frost was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882, and the same year was elected by King’s College to a terminable Fellowship, to which he was re-elected three times, holding it at his death.

Jennett Louise Frost (d 1901)

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By Tracy Wilkinson

Jennett Louise Frost; Percival Frost