Contributed by Tate House Museum
Captain George Tate, Portland's mast agent during the colonial era, joined the Stroudwater militia in the 1750s. His son William followed a few years later, becoming an active private.
Engraved with the image of a militiaman holding a rifle and the inscription "British Volunteer," these cufflinks might have belonged to either man.
They were recovered during excavations of the Tate House foundation in 1951.
About This Item
- Title: British volunteer militia cufflinks, Portland, ca. 1758
- Creation Date: circa 1758
- Subject Date: circa 1758
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Brass
- Dimensions: 1.58 cm x 1.11 cm
- Local Code: 1951.2
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Merchants--United States--History--18th century
- Militia movements--United States--Maine--Stroudwater
- Tate, William--Associated objects
- Tate family
- Tate House (Portland, Me.)
- Tate, George, 1700-1794--Associated objects
- Sea captains
- Tate, George, 1700-1794--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
- Merchants--United States--History--19th century
- Cuff links
For more information about this item, contact:Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
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