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Town of Topsham History Committee

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

… number of free plots of land in Brunswick and Topsham between 1715 and 1722, and continued a policy of selling initial plots of 100 acres for £5…

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

… Proprietors quickly founded Brunswick and Topsham, and spent the next few decades struggling to recruit settler-colonialists willing to move to…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

Born in Topsham, James Fulton Patten (1800-1883) lived much of his life in nearby Bath, from where he sailed vessels built by his brothers George and…

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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 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 1 of 7

Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Essay by Ian Saxine, Fall 2022 Ian Saxine, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of History at…

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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…

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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 - Further Reading

Further Reading Akagi, Roy Hidemichi. The Town Proprietors of the New England Colonies: A Study of Their Development, Organization, Activities and…

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

Beyond Borders: an historical overview Further to the east, new boundary issues erupted. At the end of the Revolutionary War, in the 1783 Treaty of…

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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 3 of 6

Beyond Borders: an historical overview This improvisational system for claiming land as legal property sprouted a thicket of conflicts.

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

Beyond Borders: an historical overview Essay by Michael A. Blaakman, PhD, Fall 2022 Michael A. Blaakman, PhD, is an assistant professor of history…

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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 - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 5 of 6

Beyond Borders: an historical overview All these newcomers would quickly learn that it was a common experience in Maine to be harangued for payment…

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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…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 2 of 5

Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records Acknowledgement In the twenty-first century, historians and tribal scholars have turned to these…

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

Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records Kinship and Leadership Copy, deed from James and Rachell Berry to Proprietors, page 1 of 3Maine…

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

Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records Essay by Lisa Brooks (Abenaki), Fall 2022 Lisa Brooks (Missisquoi Abenaki) Henry S.