Keywords: Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775.
Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.
The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.
Women in Colonial Economies Essay by Sara T. Damiano, Fall 2022 Sara T. Damiano, PhD, is an historian of women and gender in early America and the…
Women in Colonial Economies Copy, deed from James and Rachell Berry to Proprietors, page 1 of 3Maine Historical Society For their part, as…
Women in Colonial Economies Once Rachel Atkins married, however, the British legal principle of coverture curtailed her rights.