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Benjamin POMEROY

Benjamin POMEROY

Male - BY 1777?

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  • Name Benjamin POMEROY 
    Gender Male 
    Residence C 1760  Meduncook [Friendship], Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2006/05/settlers-in-st-georges-river-medumcook.html
      Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 46 (Apr. 1892).
      [p. 119]
      A LIST OF THE SETTLERS IN ST. GEORGE'S RIVER, MEDUMCOOK AND BROADBAY.
      From the Knox Manuscripts in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, vol. 50, folio 166.
      ...
      Lower Town
      ...
      Benjamin Pumery
      ...
      Suppos this List was made previously to the Year 1760.

      [Endorsed]
      Supposed to have been written by Capt John North, who died in the Year 1763.
      Copy from the Original In the possession of Mr Saml Winslow.
    Residence 19 Jun 1766  East Side, Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Documentary History of the State of Maine, Volume 13
      A Return and true Representation of the East side of the Town of Pownalboro with Regard to the Number of Houses & Inhabitants &c taken in pursuance of an Order of the General Court June 19, 1766

      Number of Families:
      Number of Framed Houses Inhabited:
      Number of Logg Houses Inhabited:
      Number of One Story Houses:
      Number of Two Story Houses:
      Number of Rooms with Fire Places:
      Number of Brick Chimneys:
      Number of Cellars Stoned:
      Number of Squares of Sash Glass in each House:
      Number of New Framed Partly Covered:
      Number of New Houses not finished so as to be Inhabited:
      Number of Intended Rooms in each New House not Partitioned Off:
      Number of Persons under 16 years of Age:
      Number of Persons above 16 years of Age:
      Whole Number of Inhbitants:
      Number of Males:
      Number of Females:
      Number of Small Old Log Houses not Inhabited:

      Stephen Young 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 1 19 - - - 3 2 5 2 3 -
      Isaac Young 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - 6 2 8 3 5 -
      Joseph Young Junr 1 - 1 - 1 2 - - - - - - 8 4 12 5 7
      Benja Pomeroy - - 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - 2 3 5 2 3
      Benja Pomeroy Junr - - 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - 2 2 4 2 2
      Joshua Young 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - 4 3 7 5 2
    Assessed 19 Sep 1771  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pownalborough Assessment 1771
      https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      v. 133 -- Valuation of Towns (from p.105), 1771 ; v. 134 -- Valuation of Towns, 1771.
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      Lincoln Ss Septr 19 1771 Then the above named Jona Williamson & Stephen Marson being chosen Assessor for the Town of Pownalborough for this present year, took the Oath required by a Law of this Province entitled An Act for enquiring into the rateable Estates of this Province made in the year 1771
      Before me Thos Rice Justice of the Peace

      [Polls ratable - Polls not ratable]

      Jacob Carlow 2 polls Log house
      Silas Johnson 1 poll Frame house
      David McKenny 1 poll Framed house
      John McKenny 1 poll Log house
      Daniel McKenny 1 poll Log house
      John Decker Junr 2 polls Framed house
      David Terry 1 Poll

      ...
      Benjn Pumroy 1 not ratable Log house
      Benjn Pumroy Junr 1 ratable Log house
      John Pumroy 1 ratable Log house
    Died BY 1777? 
    Person ID I53035  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 

    Family Ann 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin POMEROY,   b. 24 Jan 1740?
     2. Richard POMEROY,   b. [1756-1774],   bur. 22 Mar 1810
     3. John POMEROY,   b. 5 Aug 1750?
     4. Margaret POMEROY,   b. [1758],   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS
     5. Anna POMEROY,   b. Bef 1760,   d. Bef 1793  (Age < 33 years)
    Family ID F16488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.

  • Notes 
    • Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire: Pomeroys listed but not this family.
      Pownalborough 1777: Nil
      Lincoln County Registry Books -1785: John Pomeroy m Ann Tarr only
      Me Soldiers and Sailors Revolutionary: p 643 Pumroy Benjamin PS r Pownalborough Pownalborough Town Records p 37
    • https://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/02/marriages-in-pownalborough-1760-1786.html
      Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 7 (Bangor, Me.: J. W. Porter, 1892).
      [p. 81]
      RECORD OF MARRIAGES IN POWNALBOROUGH (NOW WISCASSET AND DRESDEN,) 1760 TO 1786.
      FROM THE TOWN RECORDS.
      (Contributed by William D. Patterson, Esq., of Wiscasset.)
      Aug. 31, 1769, John Pumroy and Jane Chapman.

      By Thomas Rice, Justice of the Peace :
      Nov. 4, 1777, William Young and Margret Pomeroy.

      https://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/12/pownalborough-marriage-intentions-1760.html
      Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 4 (Bangor, Me.: J. W. Porter, 1889).
      [p. 26]
      INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE, COPIED FROM THE RECORDS OF POWNALBOROUGH,* 1760 to 1778.
      (Contributed by William D. Patterson, Esq.. of Wiscasset.)
      [1769,] Aug. 12, John Pumroy and Jane Chapman.

      [1777,] Oct. 13, William Young and Margaret Pomroy.
    • http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~aek740/genealogy/pikes_notes.htm
      Pikes Notes

      These scanned pages are from a document produced by a Mr. James D. Thomas, 13 March 1967, called "PIKES NOTES" available in the Calais Free Library, Calais, Washington Co., ME. The pages are being put into the public domain via the internet so as to give other researchers access to this very valuable document on the early history of Calais, ME, and St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB, and surrounding areas.

      http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~aek740/genealogy/pike-031.jpg
      Sch Hector, Capt Pomeroy was wrecked coming from Bostons to Calais Nov 1798
    • v. 78 -- Military (from p.45), 1758-1760 ; v. 79 -- Military (to p.90), 1760-1761.
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      [1016/1773]
      Volume 78 Page 560
      To His Excellency Thomas Pownal Esqr

      Capt General and Commander in Chief of his Majesties province of the Massachuset Bay in New England & to the honble his Majesties Counsel and the honble house of Representatives of Said province

      The Memorial of the Soldiers of fort hallifax on Kenebeck River under the Command of William Lithgow Esqr with all dutifull Submissions humbly Shewth that your memorialist is very uneasie under our present situation on account of our been detained in this place under pretence of being Dismissed from time to time and in Espiciall manner your humble petitioner Doth hereby testifie that he was in the Service of his King and County Eight months under the Command of General Winslow at the taking of menew and Sececlt and before he was at home Eight months he was prest again unto the Service of fort Hallifax by Capt Willm Litgow and by him Detained there Near three years Contrary to his Excellecy Govenour Shirley orders which where read before the whole Army as Shall be attested by your humble petitioner James McKibb, and farther may it please your Excellency we whoes Names are hereunto affics and would with all Humble Submission acquaint your Excellency that trial has been made to inlist men in our Rooms by vertue of an act of the General Court Pass Last Janry 18th which Vote offers three Dollrs for a man to inlist one year and five Dollr for a year but by Virtue of ye above Said Vote Could get but four men to Supply ye place of Seventeen men which were to be Dismised when the above Number Could be inlisted; and as we are Still Retaind here Nothwithstanding we ware inlisted but for one year and have been Detaind here some four years, three and two years all which we are very Sure is Contrary to a former Vote of ye Court by which we ware Informd we Should Serve but one year at our inlistment all which we apprehend is unjustice and very prejudicial to us in our affairs and as we have nobody else to apply to for Justice but to the Capt General in Such Casses

      Therefore we humbly Recommend this our grievances to your Excellencyes most wise Considerations that we may be Discharged and as in Duty bound Shall ever pray

      Fort Hallifax June ye 19th 1759
      A List of the men that Signd for a Dismission
      William Martin
      John Pumroy
      Henry Fasset
      James McPhetres
      Joseph Woods
      Bennet Woods
      James McKibb
      John Wharton
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Edward Cumberland
      James McManners
    • v. 97B -- Muster rolls, 1759-1760 ; v. 98A -- Muster rolls, 1760-1761 ; v. 98B -- Muster rolls (to p.352), 1761.
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      Volume 98 Page 179
      A Muster Roll of the Company in His Majesty's Service Under the Command of Collo Wm Litgow Captain viz
      Men's Names: Alexa Greenly
      Quality: [Centinel]
      Time of Entrance in the Service: September 11 1759
      Until what Time in the Service: December 4 1759
      Whole Time of Service: 12 weeks 1 day
      Ballance Due to Each Man: 3 12 10
      and
      Men's Names: Ebenr Greenly
      Quality: [Centinel]
      Time of Entrance in the Service: September 11 1759
      Until what Time in the Service: January 30 1760
      Whole Time of Service: 20 weeks 2 days
      Ballance Due to Each Man: 6 1 9
      and
      Men's Names: Benja Pomroy
      Quality: [Centinel]
      Time of Entrance in the Service: January 3 1760
      Until what Time in the Service: September 29 1760
      Whole Time of Service: 38 weeks 5 days
      Ballance Due to Each Man: 11 12 3
      and
      Men's Names: Jno Pomroy
      Quality: [Centinel]
      Time of Entrance in the Service: September 11 1759
      Until what Time in the Service: December 31 1759
      Whole Time of Service: 31 weeks 16 days
      Ballance Due to Each Man: 6 - -
      Suffolk Ss Sepr 27 1760
      Muster Roll of Collo Wm Lithgow & Garrison at Fort Hallifax from Sepr 11th 1759 to Sepr 29th 1760
    • v. 76 -- Military (from p.346), 1756-1757 ; v. 77 -- Military (to p.311), 1757-1758.
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      Volume 77 Page 290
      Petn of Richard George and others a Fort Halifax Novr 25 1757 Livermore, Bradbury, Humphrey
      To his Excellency Thomas Pownell Esqr Captn General and Comndr in cheif of his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England And to the Hongl His Majestys Council and the Honbl House of Representatives of sd Province
      The Memorial of the Soldiers of Fort Hallifax on kennebeck River under the Command of Wm Lithgow Esqr with all Dutifull Submission Humbly Sheweth that Memorialists is very uneasy under our Present Situation on Account of our wages having been Reduced the Last Year from One Pound Six Shillings & Eight Pence to one Pound four pr Month the former of which Sums the Soldiers that Served under General Winslow, as also in that have served under Capt Lithgow Since his time have Recd as aforsd sum of One pound ? Shillings & Eight Pence Pr Month till June ye 7 1756 this Sum with ye Additional Bounty of five Dollers the Value of which five Dollers we have Recd of our Capt he having as he tells us Recd no Dollers of the Honble Court to Pay such Bounty, Except the three? thereof in Province Notes, was a Great Inducement to Incline your Memossts to Inlist themselves One Year more in the Service of this Fort and More Especially as we have the Promise of the Honble Court for being Discharged at ye End of one Year from the Date of our Several Inlistments, if we Inclined, the Above Promise was by a Vote of the Honble Court Read to us by our Captn at our Inlistments
      May it Pleas your Excellency and ye Honble Court we your Memosts Humbly Conceive our Danger and Duty to be four times as Much as ye Soldiers at any Other Fort on ye Eastern Frontiers. Especially when Consider the Disposition of our Garrison being Divided into four Distinct Posts vizt, ye Store House [tw?]enty men Including Officers the Main Fort or Fort Hallifax thirty Men with their Officers the Grate Redoubt on ye Eminence twenty Men ye Little Redoubt on ye Same Eminence ten Men all Including Officers, the two Last Mentioned Posts is Distance about a Quarter of a mile from Fort Hallifax which fort with ye two Redoubts forms a Tryangle and about ye Same Distance as above from Each Other- that being this Divided the Garrison thereby is Renderd weak in Case of an Atack from ye Enemy as ye Storehouse is Distant from Fort Hallifax Down ye River twenty Miles that being thus in a Manner Independent of Each Other, Obliges us to do ye Duty of four Distinct Forts by Constantly keeping four Distinct Regular Guards Every twenty four hours which brings upon Duty every third day which Duty of it Self your Memosts apprehends is more then Equal to ye Ordinary Duty Preformed at Other Forts in ye County of York, and farther we would Humbly Acquaint your Excellency and ye Honble Court that we are Deprived of Several advantages whih the Soldiers at ye other forts Injoy vizt: keeping some Cows for milk and Butter which Article Inables them to Plant Gardings and Raise sause and Roots, which we Cant do here as the Land will not Produce Scarse any thing without Dung as also Making Stave Shingles Burning Lime Cetching Codfish and Other Small fish usual in Salt Watter Rivers its true we Can in ye Spring for about a Month Cetch fish as trouts anglins and ye Like but as ye Summer advances ye River is so Shole that ye fish Retreats with ye watter so that we Can Cetch nothing of this sort only in ye Spring, besides these Disadvantages we Labour under here and which is Injoyed ye Soldeiry of ye Other Forts here we are Obliged to Boat our Store 23 Miles from ye Sloop to this Fort up a narrow river full of falls or Riffles and Swift Running watter, at ye Other Forts there Provision is Deliverd them under ye Commd of there Guns, here we are Obliged to man and work ye above sd Boats 23 Miles Each Day which is Excessive hand Service, at ye Other forts no Such Service is Requisite, here we are Obliged also to march up and down sd River to Guard those boat at ye Other forts no such Duty is Done which Marching through ye Brush and Sometimes Waiding ye River in towing ye Boats verry much Distressing our bodily Cloathing as also our Shoes and hoses besides ye Grate Hazzard we run in this Service in Loosing our Lives by ye Enemy from Either side of ye River as its not a Musquit shott a Cross, and to do our Captn Justice he has Constantly Gone with us in the time of transporting the Publick Stores with as many of ye under Officers as Could be Spared from ye Sundry forts and hav Never forsed us upon any Duty of Danger or fatigue but where he was willing always to venture himself, and that we would not be understood here to find fault with him or his Conduct, but on ye Contrary your Memosts Apprehend our Captn as ? very Cautious with? Marches up and Down ye River Respecting ye Enemy as also in his Direction of the boats insomuch that Never a boat has been Stove or a Bisquit Cake Lost by any mismanagement or any Other Publick Store Since he has had ye Commd of this Fort all which Can be abundantly Proved by boath Officers and Solders- But to Return May it Please your Excellency and ye honble Court your Memosts Humbly Conceives that the Duty that must necessarly be Done by ye Soldiery of Fort Hallifax in Point of Fateigue and Danger boath Ordenary and Extraordenary is four times so much as is Done at other Forts in ye Eastern Parts According to ye Propation of men, besides all ye Other Disadvantages we Labour under as Beforementioned as farming fishing fowling Lumbng &c
      May it Please your Excellency and ye Honbl Court we have Honoustly here Endeavourd to Represent to your Excellency as also the Honble Court Our Several Grevinces as above and think it very hard to be put upon ye Same footing of ye Other Forts in those Parts where they Run no Risque of there Lives no Other then that of the forts being Surprized which is no so Likely to be ther fate as ours they being Surrounded with ye Inhabitants and we being Sixty miles up ye River and ye Same Distance from ye Nearest Settlers. we would not be tew Tedious but with all Dutifull Submission would Humbly Recommend the whole of our Garrison to your Excellency and ye Honbl Courts most wise Consideration and humbley Pray that we may be Discharged Agreable to ye vote of the Honble Court at ye Expiration of our time we Inlisted for which will be at an End from ye 16th of Next Sept till ye 10th Nov Insuing, and that your Excellency and ye Honble Court will be Pleased to Consider us for our Extrordinary Service for the Year Past as in your Grate wisdom may See meet.
      And as in Duty bound your Memosts Shall Ever Pray &c
      John Blake
      Samuel Bryent
      James ?
      James McPhetres
      William Segers
      Laurance Conner
      Henery fassit
      Alexander Potter
      Ezra King
      John Wharton
      ? ?
      Patrick Poor
      Samll Sumner
      Ebenezr Deen
      John Limesy
      Joseph [Jasper?] ?
      Bennet Abbot
      Robert Orr
      Willm Mitchel
      John Labrick
      Danl Aslam
      Edward Cumberford
      John Cotton
      ? ?
      James Kinney
      Robert Man
      Willm Wark
      Richd George
      John Pumorey
      ? ?
      James McNibb
      Nathal Merey
      William Martin
      James McMernis
      Richd Larce
      John Shanon
      David Slibold
      ? ?
      Henry? Marshall
      Willm Young
      Ebinezor Grindley
      John Spaldin