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Sir William Pepperrell, 1st Baronet (27 June 1696 – 6 July 1759) was a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts. He is widely remembered for organizing, financing, and leading the 1745 expedition that captured the French garrison at Fortress Louisbourg during King George's War. During his day Pepperrell was called "the hero of Louisburg," a victory celebrated in the name of Louisburg Square in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood.
- ↑ Anderson, Joseph Crook, and Lois Ware Thurston. Vital records of Kittery, Maine : to the year 1892. (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1991), 13.
M'r William Pepperrell Married to Margery daughter of M'r John Bray
William their Son born June 27th 1696.
- ↑ Anderson, Joseph Crook, and Lois Ware Thurston. Vital records of Kittery, Maine : to the year 1892. (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1991), 66.
Sir William Pepperrell, Baronet, & father of the above Children Departed this Life at his Seat in Kittery July 6th 1759 in Aged 63.
- ↑ Sargent, William M. (William Mitchell), and Maine) Maine Historical Society (Portland. Maine Wills, 1640-1760. (Portland, Me.: Brown Thurston, 1887), 845 [viewable at ].
Will of "Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery ... Baronet", dated 11 Jan 1759, codicil dated the same day, probated 24 Jul 1759 (14 Jul 1759, Benjamin Greenleaf declined executorship)
Mary my beloved Wife
my Son in Law Nathaniel Sparhawk Esq'r
my dear Daughter Elizabeth Sparhawks
my Grandson Nathaniel Sparhawk jun'r
my Grandson Samuel Hirst Sparhawk
my Grandson Andrew Pepperrell Sparhawk
my Grandson William Pepperrell Sparhawk
my Grand Daughter who I call Mary Pepperrell Sparhawk
my Sister Mary Prescot
my Sister Margery Gunnison
my Sister Miriam Tyler
my Sister Dorothy Newmarch, her Husband Ioseph Newmarch Esq'r
my Kinsmen Iohn & Andrew Philips
my kinswoman Sarah Frost my Dec'd Brother's eldest Daughter
the Children of my kinswoman Margery Wentworth Dec'd, their Father Capt'n William Wentworth
my Kinswoman Iane Watkins, her Decd Husband Captn Andrew Watkins
my Kinsman Capt'n William Frost, his Brother Andrew Pepperrell Frost & his Sister Sarah Blunt
my Kinsman Ioel Whittemore Dec'd
my Kinsman Wm Whittemore
the Children of my Kinswoman Margery Gerrish Dec'd
the Children of my Kinswoman Eliza Hale Dec'd
my Kinsman Iohn Watkins
my kinswoman Dorothy Pitman, her Husband Derry Pitman
my kinswoman Ioanna Frost, her Dec'd Husband Charles Frost Esq'r
my Kinsman Iohn Frost Esq'r
Hannah Billings [no relationship specified]