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  Sir William Pepperrell - LoveToKnow 1911
PEPPERRELL, SIR WILLIAM (1696--1759), American soldier, was born in Kittery, Maine, then a part of Massachusetts, on the 27th of June 1696.
Pepperrell served in the Massachusetts general court (1726-1727), and in the governor's council (1727-1759), of which for eighteen years he was president.
Although not a trained lawyer, he was chief justice of the court of common pleas from 1730 until his death.
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 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia: William Pepperrell (1696-1759).
William Pepperrell" owning a sizable fleet of ships, dealt in the local commodities of timber (pine boards, planks, oak staves and hoops) and fish; the Pepperrell family also dealt in goods from the West Indies (rum, molasses, and sugar); and in naval stores; and in other goods which were brought in from England.
Pepperrell immediately engrossed himself in the business of promoting and organizing the campaign against Louisbourg; enlistment became widely popular; and the success of the campaign under his leadership and that of Warren, his ocean going counterpart, is part of our larger story.
William Pepperrell the Elder received no formal schooling and, like most men in his village, he became a fisherman (it was probably on one of his fishing expeditions to Newfoundland that he decided to become an American colonist).
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
In Kittery, the Pepperrells were one of nine families who constituted the “better sort” and among whom town and provincial offices were passed around and handed down from father to son and grandson.
It was natural, therefore, that William Pepperrell in 1720, at the age of 24, should be chosen to represent Kittery in the provincial assembly.
Minor differences between Pepperrell and Warren during the siege and at the time of surrender were magnified in camp rumours into an attempt by Warren to claim chief credit for the victory, and were further exaggerated in Boston.
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 William Williams
Williams fell exhausted on the second day of their journey, and was at once dispatched with a tomahawk.
Williams became interested in genealogical research in 1822 and assisted in preparing a life of Eunice Williams, and it is probable that his taste for investigation of historical subjects, with the knowledge of the doubtfulness of his parentage, created in his mind a sincere adherence to his singular delusion.
Williams was a member of many historical societies, president of the Franklin county, Massachusetts, medical society, and vice-president of the Massachusetts medical society.
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 Sewell or Sewall of Coventry - Person Page 174
Wiliam Pepperrell emigrated to the Isle of Shoales at the age of 22, where he was engaged in the exportation of fish to the Southern and European markets.
William Pepperrell was the child of Sir William Pepperrell and Mary Hirst.
William Pepperrell died in 1809 in Isle of White.
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In 1716 the Pepperrells bought of the agents of Benjamin Black- man who had purchased it from the original proprietors, Gibbons and Bonython, a large tract of land which included a considerable portion of what is now the city of Saco, extending from the ocean several miles along the Saco river.
He states that the "Pepperrell papers have been scattered to the four winds"and that it was only after much research "that enough have been gathered to set the affair right." Several of these letters, which passed between Sir William and General Waldo, are exceedingly friendly expressing mutual hope that the union would be consummated.
General Waldo wrote to Sir William from London: I was greatly chagrined at the new of my daughter's changing her mind and dismissing your son after the visit you mention, which I was apprised of by her, and concluded the affair would have have had the issue I had long expected and desired.
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 Sir William Pepperrell (1746-1816) and His Family
He concentrates the most light on young William's face, showing that the male baby is the center of the family's attention, as well as the embodiment of their hopes for the future.
Copley places the infant William at the center of the composition, because he is heir to his father's title and fortune.
Pepperrell and Copley agreed that the painting should show the family in an ambiguous interior/exterior setting decorated with expensive accessories such as a fluted column, heavy draperies and a plush carpet.
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 MHS William Pepperrell Papers, 1664-1782 : Guide to the Microfilm Edition
Pepperrell's regiment reinstated to the British army as the 51st Regiment of Foot.
Appointed commander of Castle William in Boston Harbor and of all the military forces of the colony.
The papers of William Pepperrell, commander of the Louisbourg expedition during King George's War, range from 1664-1782, with the bulk spanning 1745-1746.
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 William Pepperrell Summary
The son of a prosperous merchant, William Pepperell was born on June 27, 1696, at Kittery Point, Maine (then part of Massachusetts).
Sir William Pepperrell, 1st Baronet (June 27, 1696 – July 6, 1759) was a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts.
William was a native of Kittery, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and lived there all his life.
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 Loyalist Collection at the University of New Brunswick
After the capture of Louisbourg, Pepperrell acted as joint governor of the conquered territory with Sir Peter Warren, the commander of the British naval forces during the attack, and remained in Louisbourg until the spring of 1746.
In 1774, this William Pepperrell was created a baronet, but because he was a committed Loyalist, the whole of his estate in Massachusetts was confiscated by the rebel government.
The Sir William Pepperrell Papers and the Louisbourg Papers are both available in the Loyalist Collection and are so closely related in content they are, in effect, one collection, and should be used in conjunction with each other.
www.lib.unb.ca /collections/loyalist/seeOne.php?id=632&string=   (866 words)

 William Pepperrell (1696 - 1759)
William Pepperrell was one of the richest men in Maine during his time.
Pepperrell and his army attacked, and after a month of fighting, the French garrison surrendered.
Pepperrell is also remembered as one of the few colonial Mainers who owned several slaves. /homestom/timelines/bios/pepper.html   (162 words)

 As I Please - 4,000 Yankees Attack Canada
Maine was still part of Massachusetts and Pepperrell (eventually the first colonial ever knighted by the British crown) was arguably the richest man in North America.
Although in his early 50s, Pepperrell personally accompanied his rag-tag militia of farm boys and fishermen, often speaking to them directly, running the show with a loose hand.
Pepperrell and Warren, who often disagreed on strategy, knew a great deal about the workings and layout of the fortress.
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 French and Indian Wars. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first of the wars, King William’s War (1689–97), approximately corresponds to the European War of the Grand Alliance (1688–97).
The expedition led by Edward Braddock against Duquesne in 1755 was a costly fiasco, and the attempt by Admiral Boscawen to blockade Canada and the first expeditions against Niagara and Crown Point were fruitless.
In the West, the hold of Sir William Johnson over the Iroquois and the activities of border troops under his general command—most spectacular, perhaps, were the exploits of the rangers under Robert Rogers—reduced French holdings and influence.
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 WCPSS: West Lake Students Learn History at Art Museum
Ruth was impressed by First News of the Battle of Lexington, an 1847 oil painting by William Tylee Ranney that depicts the aftermath of the skirmish between Redcoats and minutemen at Lexington, Massachusetts.
The portrait of Sir William Pepperrell and His Family depicts a happy family in wealthy surroundings.
Pepperrell's Tory leanings during the Revolutionary War left him broke, his wife died two years before the painting was made, and his son died shortly after.
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 Portsmouth Herald Maine News: Grand Georgian on the market for $1.5 million
Built in 1760 by Mary Hirst Pepperrell the year after the death of her husband, Sir William Pepperrell, the Georgian-style mansion is painted in a delicate cream, surrounded by shrubs and gardens reminiscent of the original landscaping.
A decade after Lady Pepperrell died, the mansion was sold to family relative Joseph Cutts, a wealthy local merchant.
The organization took care of the property from 1942 to 1985, when it was sold to Maxine and William Duffy, a couple known to open their home to the public during special times of the year.
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 Antique silver/Jacob Hurd/Colonel Sparhawk Porringer - (eBay item 250166353784 end time Sep-24-07 14:02:57 PDT)
It was also confirmed by Joseph William Pepperrell Frost a direct descendant of Mary Pepperrell Frost who was the sister of the famous Sir William Pepperrell, without the help of Tom Hardiman, Portsmouth Athenaeum and the descendants I would have struggled for much longer in my research, their vast knowledge was invaluable.
Spry had known Sir William Pepperrell and no doubt the family, Colonel Nathaniel Sparhawk married Sir William Pepperrell's daughter and adopted the arms of Pepperrell, Sparhawks son changed his name to William Pepperrell by dropping Sparhawk as per his grandfathers wishes and by doing so inherited all his wealth and lands.
William Pepperrell the grandson was a staunch loyalist and in 1776 had to leave America for England, as this was the beginning of the American revolutionary war and people turned against him, all of his lands etc were taken away from him in 1779.
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 SIR WILLIAM PEPPERRELL... - Online Information article about SIR WILLIAM PEPPERRELL...
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Pepperrell served in the Massachusetts general See also:
COMMODORE (a form of " commander"; in the 17th century the term " commandore " is used)
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 Pepperrell Air Force Base
Pepperrell was made the headquarters for the newly formed Northeast Air Command on 1 October 1951.
In the spring of 1952, the 64th Air Division (Defense) was activated at Pepperrell and the 152nd Aircraft Control and Warning Group was assigned to it.
Pepperrell Air Force Base then became the headquarters for the Air Defense Command's 64th Air Division, as well as all in-place organizational units of NEAC, the Transportation Terminal Command (Arctic) of the US Army, the Military Sea Transportation Service and the North Atlantic Army Air Communication Service (AACS) Region.
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 Sewell or Sewall of Coventry - Person Page 236
Sir William Pepperell Sparhawk died in December 1816 in Portman Square, London, at the age of 70 without male issue living.
     William Pepperrell Sparhawk was the son of Nathaniel Sparhawk and Catherine Sparhawk.
William Pepperrell Sparhawk graduated in 1789 from Harvard.
www.sewellgenealogy.com /p236.htm   (2488 words)

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