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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 1 of 4

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…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 2 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies Copy, deed from James and Rachell Berry to Proprietors, page 1 of 3Maine Historical Society For their part, as…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 3 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies Once Rachel Atkins married, however, the British legal principle of coverture curtailed her rights.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - The Plymouth Company (Kennebec Proprietors) records, ca. 1625-1824

… of the Kennebeck Purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth, organized in 1749, and was one of several proprietor groups operating in the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 4 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies The work of Hallowell, Maine resident Martha Ballard (1735-1812) exemplifies female settlers’ varied and extensive…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 2 of 7

Originally awarded to Plymouth Colony, which used the land to engage in fur trade with the Wabanakis, until four Boston Merchants bought it in 1661…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 3 of 6

Imperial agents, meanwhile, proposed entirely new colonies, advocating the creation of the Province of Sagadahoc in the 1730s and the colony of New…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 1 of 7

… State University where he specializes in Colonial and Native American history in New England.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Themed Slideshows

This page will continue to be updated with new compilations. Colonial Cartography: Plymouth Company Maps slideshowMaine Historical Society

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - The Kennebec Proprietors Biographies

The inclusion of "late Colony of New-Plymouth" and their common name "Plymouth Company" was intentionally tied to the Plymouth Colony to justify…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 2 of 6

… grant of Land from the King to the Plymouth Colony to trap fur. Maine Historical Society But in Maine, as in much of Britain’s North American…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Further Reading

The Town Proprietors of the New England Colonies: A Study of Their Development, Organization, Activities and Controversies, 1620-1770.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 1 of 6

… from Québec and Acadia—the Massachusetts Bay colony claimed jurisdiction over the region. The New Englanders’ ambitions to dominate the Dawnland…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 1 of 5

… collections exist because of competing colonial claims to land. As historian Alan Taylor observed: In 1800 the Pejepscot Patent's settlers…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 5 of 5

… Plan for towns along the Androscoggin River, ca. 1760Maine Historical Society Similarly, some of the maps within these collections contain vital…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Project Home

… establishment of the American-Canadian border (ca. 1843.) Topics included Maine’s role in the American historic narrative, including exploration…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Pejepscot Proprietors Papers, 1627‐1866

… Map of lots on Maquoit & Merriconeeg, ca. 1719Maine Historical Society Coll. 61 at Maine Historical Society Acquired by MHS in 1863, the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Project Background

… and independent entity, distinct from British colonial rule, Massachusetts, the Canadian maritimes, and the United States federal government.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 2 of 4

… and how all-encompassing and continuous the colonial framework remains across not only Maine, but all of Wabanaki territory.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Biographies: The Pejepscot Proprietors - Page 1 of 2

… around the representation of London firms in the colonies. Because of his success, Jefferies role in the Pejepscot proprietors was most likely as a…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 6 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? The Pejepscot Proprietors granted a limited number of free plots of land in Brunswick and Topsham…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 7 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Residents on company lands also complained, with considerable justification, about suffering as a…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 3 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Wabanaki deed to Richard Wharton, 1684Maine Historical Society The Pejepscot Proprietors…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 4 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Coll. 61, vol. 7, pg. 401 Example of a proprietor meeting at the Royall Exchange Tavern on King…