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

… Society Acquired by MHS in 1863, the Pejepscot Proprietors papers are an amalgam of official business records of the Pejepscot Proprietors coupled…

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

Biographies: The Pejepscot Proprietors The Original Eight Proprietors Thomas Hutchinson Thomas Hutchinson was a wealthy merchant who had…

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

The Pejepscot Proprietors relied on Benjamin Larrabee and Enoch Freeman to collect payments, sell additional lots, and to deal with squatters or…

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

The Kennebec Proprietors Biographies The Kennebec Proprietors came into being in 1749, when an association of Boston Merchants jumped into the land…

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

Biographies: The Pejepscot Proprietors Later Proprietors, Heirs and Assignees Colonel Moses Little Moses Little was born on May 8, 1724, the son of…

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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

Both the Pejepscot and Kennebec Proprietors sold off their remaining claims and wound up their business within a few years of the Betterment Act…

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

… Back..."Maine Historical Society The Kennebec Proprietors and Pejepscot Proprietors were two of the largest land companies formed in colonial…

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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 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 - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 1 of 5

An example of Proprietors' use of "Ancient Indian Deeds"Maine Historical Society These Proprietors collections exist because of competing colonial…

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

… known as the Kennebeck Purchase Company, Kennebec Proprietors, or The Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth…

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

Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records Place Names and Continuance Plan for towns along the Androscoggin River, ca.

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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 - 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 4 of 5

Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records Sovereignty and Subsistence Copy, account regarding deed from Abenaki Sagamores to Richard Wharton…

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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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Historic Hallowell - Portrait of the Proprietor

Portrait of the Proprietor Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell, Hallowell, ca. 1887Hubbard Free Library Joseph Bodwell opened granite quarries in…

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

But settlers were important to the proprietors’ designs. Their presence helped to substantiate company land claims, and the roads, mills, and…

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

… and Rachel Berry Deed to Proprietors (1716), Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick: Pejepscot Proprietors Papers, collection 61, vol. 1, p.

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

… harangued for payment by the agent of an absentee proprietor, or to be sued for ejectment—from land one had already bought—by another proprietor

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

Coll. 61, vol. 1A, p. 37 The Pejepscot Proprietors claim was heavily based on Native titles, their main rival, the Kennebec Proprietors claim was…

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

… pages of records contained within the Pejepscot Proprietors, Kennebec Proprietors, and Barclay collections.