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

… in those communities wanted the proprietors to grant away more land to attract more settlers, with greater numbers enabling schools, prosperity…

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

Conflicting land grants, competing companies (including the Pejepscot Company), and squatters created a dynamic landscape with much at stake as the…

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

… had a right, as a Christian monarch, to claim and grant away land already within Native jurisdiction under the doctrine of vacuum domicilium, a…

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

At least 319 individuals complied, paying the company over £6000 for lands they had occupied before the company had dispatched its first agent.

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

… to a 1629 grant by the Council of New England (granting land from King Charles I under a royal charter) to a vague, poorly defined area on both…

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

… rights, arguing instead that royal or provincial grants, not Indian deeds, were the only legitimate source of ownership.

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

… Proprietors claim was founded on an ancient grant of Land from the King to the Plymouth Colony to trap fur.

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

… leaders, and sometimes by vague agreements and grants or patents from even more distant courts or monarchies, and the noble English-speaking…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 4 of 6

Many others came under the auspices of no land company at all. During the Revolutionary War, scores of leading proprietors remained loyal to the…

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

… Historic Collections and Reference Resources grant to support its Beyond Borders project, aimed at digitizing and providing enhanced access for…

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

… speculation business by reviving an old Pilgrim grant on the Kennebec River in Maine. This group of wealthy, well connected merchants organized as…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 5 of 7

Robert Kinney's Land on the Plains, and hinder any Person from Lumbering or Tresspassing" These letters were given to many settlers on disputed land

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 5 of 6

Positioning itself as the sole source of legal title to “unappropriated” land, the state government itself began to compete with the great…

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

Blaakman, Michael Albert. Speculation Nation: Land and Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic, 1776-1803. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2016.

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

James signed above Rachel on the land deed, exemplifying the intertwining of husbands’ and wives’ economic fortunes through marriage.(4) Overall…

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

… Bostonian Rachel Atkins purchased two tracts of land in Maine, one from the Wabanaki and one from an English colonist.

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

… important contemporary topics such as Indigenous land and water rights; and the preservation and use of public lands.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 4 of 5

… Society The protection of these relationships to land and kin are evident in the ways that Wabanaki leaders sought to reserve subsistence rights.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 3 of 5

… to see the same leaders sign deeds for the same land, with different settlers. For example, “Robin Hood” or Ramegin, appeared on more than fifteen…

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

… European settlers only—to have full title to land, even though they had to keep fighting over which European’s claims were to win the day.

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

… to delineate the boundaries of settler claims to land, Pial Pôl’s presence, in 1793, also speaks to the Wabanaki people who remained.

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

He is the author of Speculation Nation: Land Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023).

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

… of "Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier" (2019). Coll. 60, vol.

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

Jane, along with her mother and brother, had sold land to English colonists eight years prior, and Jane insisted that the English honor their prior…