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Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759



  • Existence: 1696 - 1759


Sir William Pepperrell, 1st Baronet was born on June 27, 1696 in Kittery, Maine. He was an American merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts. He organized, financed, and lead the 1745 expedition that captured the French garrison at Fortress Louisbourg during King George's War. Pepperrel died on July 6, 1759.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Little letter

Identifier: Mss 758325
Mss 758325
Date(s): 1758-05-25
Scope and Contents

Letter from Daniel Little of Wells, Maine to Sir William Pepperrell in Kittery, Maine in which Little resignes his office as chaplain in Col. Preble's regiment.

Sir William Pepperell letter

Identifier: Mss 756481
Mss 756481
Date(s): 1756-08-31
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery to Governor Benning Wentworth confirming report from Captain William Williams from Oswego that a number of neutrals passed through the province and that every part of the county is exposed to the enemy.

Sir William Pepperrell letter

Identifier: Mss 758358
Mss 758358
Date(s): 1758-06-08
Scope and Contents

One page letter from Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery, Maine to an unidentified person concerning Pepperrell's son Sparhawke and a meeting at which this gentleman is urged to attend. An added note states "Sparhawke became bankrupt February 1, 1758."

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