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:
Identifier: Mss 758325
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.
Identifier: Mss 756481
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.
Identifier: Mss 758358
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."