JOHN FROST FUNERAL
WESTERN DAILY PRESS 04.08.1877
FUNERAL, JOHN FROST. The mortal remains of John Frost were committed to their last resting-place yesterday afternoon in the graveyard the parish church at Horfield. This place of interment was chosen accordance with the expressed wish of Mr Frost himself—a very natural wish, too, for twenty years ago—just twelve months after her husband's return to this country—Mrs Frost, who, with her family came to reside at Montpelier immediately after Frost's expatriation, was buried in the same graveyard. And ten years earlier still Henry Hunt Frost, the youngest son of the now deceased Chartist, was also buried this same spot. It may not without interest to mention, in passing, that the son referred to was named "Henry Hunt” after the celebrated reformer of that name, who was a prominent politician many years back The funeral, which was strictly private, with the single exception referred to below, took place at one o'clock, the cortege leaving Stapleton, where Mr Frost had lived a somewhat secluded life for the last twenty-one years, at half-past eleven. Following the hearse containing the coffin was one coach, and in this were the following mourners: — Miss Ann Frost (deceased daughter), Edward Thomas of Newport (Mr frost’s native place), Mr William Evans, a political friend of the deceased’s, and who was the representative of several persons in the neighbourhood of Newport. Mr . Charles Grove, Bristol, also a political acqaintance, and Mr Samuel Bartlett, who attended a delegate of the Elusis Club, Chelsea, London, with which Mr Charles Dilke and other well-known politicians of advanced principles, as well as a large number working men, are connected. Mr Bartlett was the bearer of a note, addressed to Mr E. Thomas, signed by the chairman and secretary of the club, stating that he was deputed by the members to attend, as a delegate, Mr Frost's funeral; and we understand that it is intended, to-morrow evening, to hold a meeting of the members of the club, when he will present a report of yesterday’s proceedings. Several persons assembled near the house when the procession—quiet and unostentatious as it was— left for Horfield, and at the grave there were not a few present to witness the burial ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. H. H. Hardy, rector the parish. The coffin was placed the same grave where the remains of Mrs Frost and the son lie, and before it was lowered wreaths and bouquets of flowers were placed on the lid. The plate bore an inscription simply giving the name, date of death, and age. Thus ended the funeral obsequies of one who once played a prominent part in the politics of the country.