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Manuscript map #39 showing the Thomas Wilson lot in Topsham, commissioned by the Pejepscot Purchase Company in March of 1764. Wilson and his family were involved in several legal disputes with the Pejepscot Proprietors, mostly for the unauthorized cutting of timber and hay, as well as refusing to pay for land. Wilson also led a group of settlers against the proprietors for what he deemed inflated land prices for lots. This lot was likely purchased by Wilson and granted by the proprietors as part of a settlement.
About This Item
- Title: Thomas Wilson lot, Topsham, 1764
- Creator: Stephen Gatchell
- Creation Date: 1764
- Subject Date: 1764
- Location: Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 15 cm x 38 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 61, Map 39
- Collection: Pejepscot Proprietors papers
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Androscoggin River (N.H. and Me.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Land companies
- Land grants--Maine
- Land settlement--Maine--Topsham
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Pejepscot Company--Records and correspondence--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Real property--Maine--Topsham
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