Trelawny Black Point Deed, 1631

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In 1622, Ferdinando Gorges sought and received a grant for a huge parcel of land in New England from King James I of England, which he named the “Province of Maine.” Gorges spent much of his time and money trying to develop this English colony in Maine.

This deed from Ferdinando Gorges and Edmund Gorges transferred ownership of land in the area of Scarborough to Robert Trelawny, and is one of the oldest surviving deeds in Maine.

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  • Title: Trelawny Black Point Deed, 1631
  • Creator: Ferdinando Gorges
  • Creation Date: 1631
  • Subject Date: 1631
  • Locations:
    • Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
    • Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on vellum
  • Dimensions: 50 cm x 69 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 107
  • Collection: Robert Trelawny papers
  • Object Type: Text

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