Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759

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Army officer and Colonial governor, of Kittery, Me.

From the description of Letter, 1755 May 2. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70950078

From the description of Letter, 1737 June 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70944443

Pepperrell was a merchant, politician and soldier who served in the colonial governments in Massachusetts. Israel Williams was a soldier and commander of a Hampshire County regiment in King George's War and in the French and Indian Wars.

From the description of [Letter] 1752 Jun. 5, Kittery [to] Colo. Israel Williams / Wm. Pepperrell. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 317962634

Colonial merchant and army officer; of Kittery, Me.; president of the Massachusetts Council.

From the description of Grant of arms, 1746 Nov. 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70976971

Justice of the peace in York County, Me.

From the description of Summons, 1724. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978622

Merchant, shipowner, army officer, and governor of Massachusetts, of Kittery and York County, Me.; owner of vessels sailing out of Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H.

From the description of Pepperrell family shipping papers, 1719-1818. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 71014768

Massachusetts merchant, government official, and soldier. During the French and Indian War he was made commander of all Massachusetts forces and in August 1757 was sent to raise troops along the frontier.

From the description of ALS : Springfield, Mass., to Thomas Pownall, 1757 Aug. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525210

Merchant, politician, and military leader, of Kittery Point, Me.

From the description of Papers, 1698-1801 (bulk 1712-1779). (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70940735

Merchant, army officer, and colonial governor of Massachusetts; of Kittery Point, Me.

From the description of Letter, 1743 Sept. 5. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70922606

Native of Kittery, Me. (then part of Massachusetts); merchant and army colonel who fought in the Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, campaign in 1745 and during the French and Indian War in America; knighted 1747.

From the description of Sir William Pepperrell papers, 1705-1755. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978480

British army officer.

From the description of Letter of Sir William Pepperrell, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453046

Merchant, army officer, and Colonial governor of Massachusetts; of Kittery Point, Me.

From the description of Letters, 1745-1747. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70975833

Sir William Pepperrell (1696-1759) was the son of Col. William Pepperrell (1646-1734). Sir William was taught to do business, to survey land, to sail a ship, to act as clerk, and to manage men. He became very wealthy by trading in fish, lumber and West India goods, by extensive ship-building, and by the purchase and sale of large tracts of land in Saco and Scarborough, Maine. He was a commander of the Maine militia. In 1745 he was appointed to command the expedition against Louisburg in Nova Scotia. For his success there he was knighted in London.

Christopher Kilby was a merchant in Boston and was elected by the General Court as provisional agent for Massachusetts in London. He became acquainted with Sir William Pepperrell in London and became his intermediary and chief informant in matters of official and quasi-official nature.

John Bradstreet, a Nova Scotian, fought with Pepperrell at Louisburg.

From the description of Correspondence and deeds, 1741-1750. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 56094350

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referencedIn St. John's Church (Portsmouth, N.H.). Records, 1721-1960 (bulk 1800-1899). Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. [Letter] 1752 Jun. 5, Kittery [to] Colo. Israel Williams / Wm. Pepperrell. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757. Jonathan Belcher collection, 1708-1950. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Warren, Joshua. Joshua Warren deed, 1757. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Carlile, Rachel. Deposition of Rachel Carlile, 1727 Aug. 9. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Anderson, Joseph. Letter, 1736, July 14, Edenton, N.C., to Sir William Pepperel. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Pepperrell family shipping papers, 1719-1818. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. ALS : Springfield, Mass., to Thomas Pownall, 1757 Aug. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn George Clinton papers, Clinton, George, papers, 1697-1760, 1745-1753 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Pepperrell family. Pepperrell family papers, 1730-1747. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wadding, Peter. Letter, 1726 May 23. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Harpswell, John. Accounts for William Pepperrell, ca. 1750-1754. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vertical file collection on foreign trade, 1696-1852 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Pepperrell family. Pepperrell family papers, 1710-1753. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Atkinson, Theodore, 1697-1779. Theodore Atkinson autograph letter signed, 1740 May 17. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hobbs, Elizabeth K.,. Elizabeth K. Hobbs collection, 1636-1809. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Cambridge, Maine, scrapbook, ca. 1920. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Sir William Pepperrell papers, 1705-1755. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Peter Warren papers, Warren, Peter, papers, 1738-1764, 1744-1751 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Grant of arms, 1746 Nov. 22. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Warren, Peter, Sir, 1703-1752. Peter Warren papers, 1738-1764, bulk 1744-1751. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. [Deed] 1748 Jan. 17. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Papers, 1698-1801 (bulk 1712-1779). Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. George Clinton papers, 1697-1760, bulk 1745-1753. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain) letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900, 1662-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Allen, Jeremiah. Jeremiah Allen autograph letter signed, 1736 June 11. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Military letter book : Boston, 1757-1760. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Sermons collection, 1640-1875. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island Campaign collection, 1745-1746. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Kilby, Christopher, 1705-1771. [Letter] 1747 May 30, Spring Garden [London] [to William Pepperrell] University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Haines, Samuel. Letter, 1732 July 3, Scarborough, Me., to William Pepperrell, Kittery, Me. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Massachusetts. Governor (1757-1760 : Pownall). [Documents, 1757-1760] / T. Pownall. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. William Pepperrell papers, 1664-1782. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Westbrook, Thomas, d. 1744. Thomas Westbrook autograph letter signed, 1734. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Louisbourg Expedition. Records, 1744-1758. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Shirley, William, 1694-1771. Appointment, 1753 Sept. 14, Boston, Massachusetts. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Saunders, Thomas, Capt. Papers, 1732-1828, bulk: 1732-1787. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Storer, John, 1727-1764. Journal of Col. John Storer of Wells, Me., in the expedition against Louisbourg, 1745 Mar 8.-Apr. 30. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760. Instructions to General Braddock relating to his command in North America, 1754 November 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. King-Dearborn-Little papers, 1653-1881. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letter, 1755 May 2. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Addington, Isaac, 1645-1715. Frost and Hill family papers, 1675-1760. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Summons, 1724. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letters, 1745-1747. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Massachusetts. State of Massachusetts Bay act of confiscating conspirators' estates, 1779. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letter, 1737 June 22. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Waldron, Richard, 1694-1753. Papers, 1703-1782. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Manuscript document regarding the meeting house in Kittery, Maine, 1727 Sept. 26. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Little, Daniel, 1724-1801. Letter, 1758 May 25, Wells, District of Maine, to Sir William Pepperell, Kittery, Me. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817. Ebenezer Hazard collection, 1492-1832. Library of Congress
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Correspondence and deeds, 1741-1750. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Dogget family. Dogget family papers, 1648-1839. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Shirley, William, 1694-1771. Appointment, 1753 Sept. 14. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Jeremy Belknap papers, 1637-1891, bulk: 1758-1799. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759. Papers, 1744. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letter, 1743 Sept. 5. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Vallacott, John. Autograph letter signed from John Vallacott to William Pepperrell, 1752. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letter of Sir William Pepperrell, 1896. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Thomas Pownall autograph letter signed, 1757. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Waite, Benjamin, fl. 1757-1779. Cumberland and York County, Me., writs, 1754-1811. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Frost, Charles, 1710-1756. Papers, 1737-ca. 1756. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pearson, Moses, fl. 1727. [Memorandum of agreement ... new meeting house at Kittery, Maine ...], ADS, 1727 Jul. 23. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Kittery (Me.)
Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island, N.S.)
Kittery Point (Me.)
Maine--Kittery
Maine
Maine--Kittery Point
Maine--Kittery (Town)
Kittery (Me.)
United States
New England
Barcelona (Spain)
Barbados
Boston (Mass.)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Louisbourg (N.S.)
Maine
Louisbourg (N.S.)
United States
Maine--Kittery Point
York County (Me.)
Cádiz (Spain)
Massachusetts
United States
Maine--York County
Maine--York County
England--London
New England
Virginia
New Hampshire--Portsmouth
New England
Kittery (Me.)
Massachusetts--Boston
United States
York County (Me.)
Kittery (Me.)
Louisbourg (N.S.)
Great Britain
Maryland
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Louisbourg (N.S.)
Kittery Point (Me.)
Boston (Mass.)
England
Kittery (Me. : Town)
London (England)
Massachusetts
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Heraldry
School buildings
Sugar trade
School districts
Dry-goods
Lumber trade
International trade
Hat trade
Merchants
Shipping
Voyages and travels
Fish trade
Real property
Masts and rigging
Heralds--18th century
Actions and defenses
Selectmen
Ships--Cargo
Ships
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Soldiers--Maine
Soldiers--Great Britain
Army officers, British
Justices of the peace--Maine--York County
Soldiers
Merchants--Maine--Kittery
Merchants--Maine
Merchants--Maine--Kittery Point
Merchants--Massachusetts
Soldiers--Massachusetts
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Birth 1696-06-27

Death 1759-07-06

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