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

… father, and later took control of his father's real estate. Josiah lost a hand in an explosion while supervising the blasting of a passage through…

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

Married women could not purchase property, and husbands acquired custodial powers over property that their wives owned prior to marriage.

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

Somersworth: New Hampshire Pub. Co, 1975. Saxine, Ian. Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier.

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

… also articulated a separate understanding of property: a belief that ownership was made not through royal seals, Indian deeds, or any deeds at all…

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Allan Greer, Property and Dispossession: Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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

… collections lie conflicting ideas about land and property. As Lisa Brooks and Darren Ranco detail for Wabanaki peoples, the original inhabitants of…

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

Frontier residents retaliated by vandalizing the property of company agents, threatening them, and on several occasions, physically assaulting them…

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

Elite Boston women not only stood to own property themselves, but also helped their families preserve dynastic wealth and status across generations.

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

… improvisational system for claiming land as legal property sprouted a thicket of conflicts. In addition to the many instances where multiple…

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

He is the author 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 4 of 4

81-83, Maine Historical Society. 5. Ian Saxine, Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier (New…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 3 of 4

This reminds me of events detailed in Saxine’s Properties of Empire (2019) where the General Court in Boston sided with the Penobscots in the 1730s…

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

Saxine, Ian. Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier. New York: New York University Press, 2019.

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

… in living and settling on the company's Maine property. Watts focused his attention on Arrowsic Island and the improvement and fortification of the…

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

… a considerable sum involving the purchase of a property. William Bowdoin William Bowdoin became second only to Silvester Gardiner in proprietary…

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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 2 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Plan of the Kennebec River describing the Plymouth patent, ca.

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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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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…

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

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Coll. 61, vol. 10, p. 179b-1 A copy of a letter issued by Samuel Goodwin to Mr.

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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 - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 2 of 6

Beyond Borders: an historical overview In the early eighteenth century, Massachusetts merchants, lawyers, and political leaders increasingly saw…

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

Beyond Borders: an historical overview Before the Seven Years War (1756-1763), the land companies’ efforts to coax Scotch-Irish migrants and New…

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

Project Partners The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) X In April 2020, Maine Historical Society received a $341,935 Humanities…