Ann Frogett married James Moss 25 June 1667 in
Laxton, Nottinghamshire. Froggett is an unusual name, and the
only Ann Frogett christened in the right time period is found in
the parish of Sutton cum Lound, Nottinghamshire, about ten miles
away. Ann was christened in 1644, the daughter of James and
James Froggett was born in about 1620 of Sutton cum Lound. He
married 1) Jane 16 November 1636 in Sutton cum Lound. Her last
name is unfortunately blank in the marriage record, and there is
no record of children for James and Jane in the parish register.
He then married 2) Margret, and they had a son, George and
daughter, Ann. Margret must have died. James then married 3) the
widow Dorothy Chalinges 11 June 1650 in Sutton cum Lound: "James
Frogitt & Dorothy Chalinges, wid. dwelling in Nornay in p.
". Ann was only six years old at the time of her
father's remarriage. No children are recorded for James and
James died, leaving a will dated 16 November 1654 and proven 12
April 1655 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Ann, only ten
years old, is mentioned in her father's will, as he left her ten
pounds. Her older brother George may have died, as he was not
Will of James Froggett, 1654
"Will of James Froggitt of Sutton, Nottinghamshsire 12
November the 16th 1654
In the name of God Amen, the sixteenth day of November in
the yeare of our Lord 1654 that I James Ffroggitt of Lound in
the parish of Sutton, sound in mind and of perfect remembrance
doth make this my last will and testament in manner and forme
as ffolloweth, ffirst I bequeath my soule into the hands of
Almightie God, my onlie Saviour and my bodie to be buried in
the churchyard of Sutton aforesaid. Item, I give to my
daughter Anne Ffroggitt ten pounds. Alsoe I give unto Dorothie
my wife all my goods and make her my lawfull executor. Cordall
Stowe, Anthony Ash and Henry Atkinson, these men being
This will was proved at London the twelveth day of Aprill
in the yeare of our Lord God according to the computation of
the Church of England one thousand six hundred ffiftie five
before the judges for probate of wills and granting
administratone lawfully authorized by the oath of Dorothy
Ffroggitt the relict and sole executrix named in the said
will, to whom was committed administraton of all and singular
the goods, chattels and debts of the said deceased, shee being
first sworne by vertue of a commission timely to after the
Dorothy remarried very soon after James' death, as the parish
registers shows a marriage for "George Wauker of West Retford
& Dorothy Frogitt, widow of Lound
" on 5 February
1655/6 in Sutton cum Lound. Possibly Ann went out to work as a
young person, closer to Laxton where she married James Moss in
James and Margret had the following children:
1. George, christened 30 January 1642 in Sutton cum Lound. The
mother's name was blank.
*2. Ann, christened 25 August 1644 in Sutton cum Lound; married
James Moss 25 June 1667 in Laxton, Nottinghamshire.
Only one other Froggett appeared in the early Sutton parish
record, when Brian Frogett married Ann Wilburs 25 November 1616.
It is possible that these are James' parents.
SOURCES: Laxton parish register; Sutton cum Lound parish
register on www.findmypast.co.uk; Phillimore's Marriage Index
for Sutton cum Lound; will of James Froggit, 1654 in the PCC.