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Richard MEAGHER

Richard MEAGHER

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  • Name Richard MEAGHER 
    Born [1743] 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [BEFORE 1755] 
    Birth Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 5 Apr 1773  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 Dec 1776  [Bristol, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1775, 1776, 1777 
    US 
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 10 Page 145
      Richard Major. Sergeant, Capt Caleb Turner's Co, engaged 13 July 1775, service to 31 December 1775, 6 months 3 days, in defense of seacoast, roll dated Bristol
      also
      1st Lieutenant, Capt John Boyd's co of matrosses stationed at Bristol, list of officers of Lincoln County Militia, commissioned 21 August 1777

      Volume 10 Page 133
      Richard Mager. Order on Major Dummer Sewall, payable to Capt Caleb Turner, dated Bristol 18 November 1775, signed by said Mager, Sergeant, and others belonging to Capt Turner's co, for wages for 1 month.
    Residence 10 Nov 1779  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1 Mar 1781  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1782  Near Penobscot Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • American Vessels Captured by the British During the Revolution and War of ...
      By Nova Scotia. Vice-Admiralty Court
      p 48
      Lark and Betsey, schooners, libel filed 8 July 1782, evidence sent from Penobscott as on file, claims of Richard Meagher filed. Record of this case left unfinished. It may be that all these cases of "evidence taken as on filed" refer to prizes taken into Penobscot, which might account for the meagre records at Halifax.
    Residence 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
      Volume 7 Number 4
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C. Brooks
      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal 1783
      Richmond Magree 9 over 10 [Richard, Lydia, Sarah, John, Samuel, Richard, Mary, Elizabeth, Thomas]
    Petition 2 Oct 1783  Asks for land in St Andrews Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1784  For 500 acres at Passamaquoddy [Nova Scotia] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 4 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Feb 1785  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 23 Feb 1785  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 23 Feb 1785  [Lot 80 St David granted to John Chaytor] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant 21 May 1785 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=3787
      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name MAJOR, Richard
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association
      Other names on this grant (188)
    Grant 21 May 1785 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=3494
      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name MAKER, Richard
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot
      Other names on this grant (354):
    Residence 20 Apr 1786  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Purchase St George Lot
    Residence 29 May 1786  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 7 Feb 1789  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Andrews town Lot
    Residence 1790  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Macher
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Macher
      [Richard Meagher or Major]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Waldoborough, Lincoln, Maine [Bristol. See below]
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3 [William? Thomas? Richard? Samuel? John?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females: 4 [Lydia, Jane, Catherine, Mary? Elizabeth?]
      Number of Household Members: 8
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Waldoborough, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 296; Image: 171; Family History Library Film: 0568142

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/55011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records of old Bristol and Nobleboro in the county of Lincoln, Maine : including the present towns of Bremen, Damariscotta, South Bristol, and the plantation of Monhegan
      Editor: Christine Huston Dodge
      p iii
      It should be remember that due to an error of the United States Census taker in 1790, Bristol is listed as Waldoborough, Nobleboro is listed as Bristol, and Waldoboro is listed as Nobleborough.
    Residence 25 Apr 1792  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 4 Feb 1795  Non resident St Stephen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 14 Apr 1797  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assessed 1798  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name Richard MEAGHER
      Tax 1798
      Location Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name V.2
      Page 152
      Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Original manuscript: Direct tax list of 1798 for Massachusetts and Maine, 1798. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB183/rd/13176/152/235360594

      Name Richard MEAGER
      Tax 1798
      Location Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name V.2
      Page 119
      Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Original manuscript: Direct tax list of 1798 for Massachusetts and Maine, 1798. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB183/rd/13176/119/235360288


      See:
      https://archive.org/details/genealogicaladve03gree_0/page/112/mode/2up?q=meager
    Residence 25 Nov 1799  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1800  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Meagher
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Meagher
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Balltown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1 [1785-1790] [?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 [1775-1784] [James? William m 1798]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [Catherine?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 4 [1775-1784] [Mary? Elizabeth? Jane? Catherine?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 [Lydia]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 9
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Balltown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 348; Image: 334; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Residence 15 Jul 1800  Waterford Plantation, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 28 Jul 1800  New Waterford Plantation, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 24 Nov 1800  New Waterford, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assessed 1801  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Appointed coroner for Penobscot district 
    • Petition 1783/5
    Occupation 16 Mar 1801 
    Surveyor of Lumber, Balltown 
    Residence 18 Sep 1802  New Waterford, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 4 Apr 1803 
    Surveyor of Highways, Balltown 
    Occupation 6 Apr 1807 
    Surveyor of Lumber, Balltown 
    Residence 2 Sep 1807  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1810  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Magher
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Richard Magher
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 [?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Richard]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [1795-1800] [Elizabeth? Ann?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [1785-1794] [Margaret]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [1766-1794] [Catherine]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [Lydia]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 21; Page: 314; Image: 00184; Family History Library Film: 0205629
    Died 11 Nov 1822  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Meagher
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Richard Meagher
      Event Type: Burial
      Death Date: abt 1822
      Burial Date: 11 Nov 1822
      Burial Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Father Name: Richard Meagher
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      Boston Deaths 1821 - 1832 South Distrit Volume 25 417 Pages
      Record of the Deaths and Burials in the South District for the year 1822
      When deceased: November 11 1822 [1743]
      When Interred: November 13 1822
      Names of Persons Interred: Richard Meagher
      Age: 79 years
      To what family belonging: Richard Meagher
      Disease or cause of Death: Consumption
      Undertaker: Murray
    • Name Richard MEAGHER
      Cemetery 11/11/1822
      Location Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name Copies of Gravestones, 1819-1850
      Page 44
      Boston, MA: St. Augustine Cemetery Records, 1819-1859 Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019 (From records supplied by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2766/rd/55402/44/1425513916
      Eliza Meagher d Mar 26 1822 aged 27 wife Richard [1795]
      Richard Meagher d Nov 11 1822 aged 79 [1743]
    • Name R., Richard MEAGHER
      Burial 11/13/1822
      Location Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name Holy Cross (Boston) Various V.2, 1810-1823
      Page 295
      Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019 (From records supplied by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2726/rd/48423/295/1415401388
      R Meagher Novr 13th Richard Meagher aged 79 died 11th having previously recorded the Sacraments
    • Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Mortuary Notice page [2], iss. 111, vol. XXXV
      Date November 12, 1822
      Source
      Boston Daily Advertiser
      Place(s) of Publication Boston, Massachusetts

      Died
      ...
      Richard Meagher Esqr, aeg 79 [1743]. Funeral tomorrow at 3 o'clock, from No 19, Cross-street. Relatives and friends are requested to attend.
    Buried 13 Nov 1822  Holy Cross Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name R., Richard MEAGHER
      Burial 11/13/1822
      Location Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name Holy Cross (Boston) Various V.2, 1810-1823
      Page 295
      Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019 (From records supplied by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2726/rd/48423/295/1415401388
      R Meagher Novr 13th Richard Meagher aged 79 died 11th having previously recorded the Sacraments

      Name Richard MEAGHER
      Cemetery 11/11/1822
      Location Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text
      Volume Name Copies of Gravestones, 1819-1850
      Page 44
      Boston, MA: St. Augustine Cemetery Records, 1819-1859 Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019 (From records supplied by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2766/rd/55402/44/1425513916
      Richard Meagher d Nov 11 1822 aged 79
      Eliza Meagher d Mar 26 1822 aged 27 wife Richard
    Person ID I58819  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2020 

    Family Lydia YATES 
    _MARI 2 Nov 1776  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Dec 1776  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah MEAGHER,   b. C 1766?
     2. John MEAGHER,   b. C 1768?
     3. Samuel MEAGHER,   b. C 1770?
     4. Richard MEAGHER,   b. C 1772?
     5. Mary MEAGHER,   b. C 1774?
     6. Elizabeth MEAGHER,   b. C 1775?
     7. Thomas MEAGHER,   b. C 1779?
     8. William MEAGHER,   b. Bef 1777,   d. BY 1830, [Bremen/Bristol, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     9. James MEAGHER,   b. [OCTOBER 1779],   d. 27 Jul 1856
     10. Jane MEAGHER,   b. [1781],   d. 14 Mar 1842
     11. Catherine MEAGHER,   b. [1782], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1855?
     12. Margaret MEAGHER,   b. [1794], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1871, Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Elizabeth MEAGHER,   b. [1795],   d. 26 Mar 1822
     14. Ann MEAGHER,   b. BY 1798,   d. Aft 1842 Bef 1850, [Norfolk, VA] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Family ID F18887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic

  • Notes 
    • ECW: Richard Maghar (Meagher) gentleman St Andrews. Joseph St Andrews. Edmund Digdeguash.
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      Loyalists to Canada: Nil
      Me Soldiers and Sailors Revolutionary: p 499 Richard Mager Segeant Capt Turner's Co
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Artificers: Nil
      Lincoln County Probate published: Will of Robert Sproul r Bristol
      Lincoln County Registry Books grantees 1769-1785, grantors 1769-1815: Checked, extracted.
      Loyalist Claims: Nil
      Readex Newspaper Database: mentions death several times
      Sabine: Nil
      Loyalists of Massachusetts: Nil
      Checked Bristol town records to see if there was any mentioned of him 1775-1783: Nil
      Massachusetts Probate Suffolk County: Nil
      Hancock County Probate: Nil
      NBGS Anglican: Nil
      Campbelltown Assessment 1783: Nil
      Bristol 1784: Nil
      Bristol 1792: Richard Meagher 1 poll 21+ [Before 1771] None 16-21 [1771-1776]
      Balltown 1791: Nil
      Balltown 1792: Nil
      Balltown 1799: Nil
      Balltown 1801: Richard Majhor 1 poll 21+ [Before 1780]
      Whitefield 1810: William Maigher 1 poll
      Whitefield 1811: Nil
      Jefferson 1810: Nil
      Jefferson 1811: Nil
      Census 1820: Nil Boston
      Suffolk County Land Records: Nil
      Ballstown West: Nil
      French and Indian: Nil
      Saint John Registry Books: Check 1st Index -1823. 1 deed extracted

      Children
      Penobscot Certified Loyal 1783: 9 over 10
      Petition 1784: Wife and large family
      Return 1784: Women: Eliz Mayher. Children over 10: Sarah Mayher, John Mayher, Saml Mayher, Richd Mayher, Mary Mayher. Children under 10: Eliza Mayher, Thomas Meyher
      Back Lands 1784: Wife, 6 children 1 servant
    • http://carensecord.ca/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, pages 172-177) Microfilm C-9818
      The list below has been sorted in alphabetical order by surname, in order to isolate possible family groups.
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: Richd Mayher
      Women: Eliz Mayher
      Children over 10: Sarah Mayher, John Mayher, Saml Mayher, Richd Mayher, Mary Mayher
      Children under 10: Eliza Mayher, Thomas Meyher

      See:
      https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/loyalists/loyalists-ward-chipman/pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=3054&
      [Second Page, middle of the first Column. "Richd Mayher" or maybe "Maigher"]

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      We Lived
      A Genealogical Newsletter of New Brunswick Sources
      by Cleadie Barnett
      Return of the Back Lands of the Penobscott Loyalists - 1784
      [August 1784 per http://genforum.genealogy.com/trott/messages/117.html]
      {This may match the item that follows, although the papers seem to be separate in the PANB reference file.}
      A = Settlers B = Women C = Children D = servants E = no of acres
      Frederick Meagher 1 woman 6 children 1 servant 400
    • Lot 80 St David granted to John Chaytor

      Volume A Page 59
      [62/485]
      No 36
      Richard Meagher gentleman St Andrews Town
      Edmund Dougherty yeoman St Andrews Town
      36 pounds
      100 acres on Oak Point Bay
      Lot 80
      23 February 1785
      Richard Meagher
      Lydia Meagher
      Wit: John Connor, Archibald McLachlin

      Volume B Page 129
      [132/753]
      Edmund Dougherty yeoman St David
      Henry Barlow Brown Esq St Andrews
      30 pounds
      100 acres St David
      Lot 80
      granted to John Chaytor
      conveyed to Richard Meagher
      purchased by me
      11 July 1791
      Edm Dougherty
      Wit: John Curry, John Robinson

      Volume D Page 15
      [18/473]
      No 13
      Henry Barlow Brown Esq St Andrews
      Thomas Wyer Junior Esq St Andrews
      300 pounds
      Lot 5 Block F Bulkley's Division St Andrews
      Lot 6 Block Q Morris's Division St Andrews
      Lot 80 on the east side of Oak Point Bay St David 100 acres purchased of Edmund Dougherty
      Lot 190 on Scoodiac River St Stephen 100 acres purchased of David Mowatt and James Russell
      Farm Lot 151, 157 Moannes Streat
      157, 191, 197 Scoodiac Rivier St Stephen each 100 acres
      28 October 1808
      H B Brown
      Wit: Samuel Andrews, Don McLachlan

      Volume D Page 416
      [419/473]
      No 406
      Thomas Wyer Jr merchant St Andrews
      Peter Christie Esq St Stephen
      50 pounds
      Lot 80, 100 acres St David
      Lot 150, 157 100 acres each St Stephen
      Lots 190, 191, 197 St Stephen
      15 April 1815
      Thomas Wyer Junr
      Wit: Harris Hatch, David Wyer
    • Gt George

      Edward Eagan was granted 100 acre lot in St George on Lake Utopia
      No dispoal through Index 2

      https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=40375
      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name EAGAN, Edward
      Volume NS-1
      Page 84
      Grant number 22
      Place Magaguadavic River
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-02-09
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16300
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/04/04
      Other names on this grant (53):

      Volume A Page 106
      [109/485
      20 April 1786
      Edward Eagan r St Andrews
      Richard Meagher r St Andrews
      28 pounds
      land in Passamaquoddy on the River Maguguadavick in the Thousand acres Lott No 5 withn three Lott of Upper boundary no 5
      Edward Eagan [His mark]
      Wit: Nathan Phillips, William Towers
      Rcd 28 June 1786
    • Lot 6 Block N Parr's Division St Andrews granted to Richard Meagher

      Volume A Page 367
      [370/485]
      No 197
      Richard Meagher gentleman St Andrews
      Riber Sim merchant St Andrews
      80 pounds
      Lot 6 Block N Parr's Division St Andrews
      granted to Richard Meagher
      12 February 1785
      Richd Meagher
      Wit: Mark Lumsden, Alexander Dick
    • Lot 186 St Stephen granted to Richard Major

      Volume B Page 500
      [503/753]
      No 800
      John Dunn Esq Sheriff of Charlotte County
      Henry Barlow Brown Esq St Andrews
      selling the lands of the non resident proprietors in the Parish of St Stephen for their quota of work due on the Highways in said parish
      8 pounds
      William Par Lot 150
      Peter Littlejohn Lot 157
      Richard Meagher Lot 186
      James Joice Lot 191
      Alexander Morrison Lot 197
      500 acres
      4 February 1795
      John Dunn
      Sheriff of Charlotte
      Wit: Peter McDiarmid
    • Lot 1 Block F Morriss's Division St Andrews purchased of William Stewart the original grantee

      Volume A Page 413
      [416/485]
      No 236
      Richard Meagher mariner St Andrews
      Patrick McMaster merchant Halifax
      28 8 4
      Lot 1 Block F Morriss's Division St Andrews
      purchased of William Stewart the original grantee
      7 February 1789
      Richard Meagher
      Patk McMaster & Co
      Wit: Jos Garnett Esq

      * * *
      Water Lot 1 Block F Morris's Division St Andrews granted to William Stewart

      Saint John Registry Books

      Volume B1 Page 80
      [83/238]
      John Conner r St Andrew
      Richard Magher mariner St Andrews
      Water Lot 1 Block F Morris's Division
      223 pounds
      1/3 in cash and 2/3 in West India Produce or Farming Stock at cash price going by old sale in this town
      24 January 1785
      John Conner
      Johannah Conner [Her mark]
      Wit: John Dowling, James Phillips, Matthw Thornton, Daniel Brown
    • Petition Nova Scotia 1784

      https://novascotia.ca/archives/landpapers/archives.asp?ID=379&Doc=memorial
      Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800
      Meagher, Richard place: New Brunswick

      1784
      ...
      The Memorial of Richard Meagher Most submissively represents:
      ...
      wife and family resided in the province of Massachusetts Bay prior to the late Trouble where he enjoyed and occupied a good comfortable landed estate. However perceiving the peple to be ill disposed towards His Majesty's Government He quitted his wife, family & property and came to Fort George in Penobscot where he proved his Loyalty & Attachment to his Most Gracious Sovereign at the Time of the Seige
      ....
      more fully appears in the written permission hereafterwards obtain from Capt Thomas Hartcup Commandant of the Navy at Penobscot in order to bring his wife and family...
      ...two schooners loaded...partly under the protection and convoy of Richd Pomroy then Master of His Majesty's armed schooner Digby...
      ...
      wife and large family to support...
      grant land at Passamaquoddy...
      Richard Meagher
      ...
      Approved for 500 acres

      See:
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/82415?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1763-1914; index, 1784-1877
      Authors: Nova Scotia. Department of Crown Lands
      PANS no.: R.G. 20, series A
      1784 (vols. 5-6), H - M
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1319894
      8191880

      Page 201
    • Petition 1785 for land in St Andrews

      https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=43078
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name MEAGHER, RICHARD
      Year 1785
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1027

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1785 Hutchins, William - 1785 McPherson, Charles
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288449
      8130847
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130847?cat=78954
      [505/942]
      ...
      appointed coroner for Penobscot
      ...
      Asks for land near St Andrews Passamaquoddy 500 acres on Oak Point

      2 October 1783
      Richard Meagher

      In Council
      Cannot be complied with
    • Petition 1786 for land in Passamaquoddy

      https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=43079
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name MEAGHER, RICHARD
      Year 1786
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1031

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1786 Forrester, George P. - 1786 Parker, Timothy
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288453
      8191394
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191394?cat=78954
      [571/835]
      Richard Meagher from Massachusetts r Charlotte
      Asks for 500 acres Passamaquoddy
      Asks for "a Small Island laying on the Western Side of the Litteet grant Passage at the Entrance of Passamaquoddy Bay. that your Memoralist may be enable to Carry on a Fisher for the Support of his family"

      Saint John 29th May 1786

      [Page]
      This is to Certify that I did Receive a Warrant to grant to Richard Maha five Hundred Acres of Land, from Governor Parr and that said Richard Maha has not had any part thereof
      May 21st 1785
      J Jones
      D Surveyor

      [Page]
      Richard Meagher asks a small Island on the west side of La Tete Passage Passamaquoddy
      Referred to the Surveyor Genl
      The Island applied for within has been pointed out to me on the General plan by the Memorialist and no Grant or allotent of it has yet been made to any person within my Knowledge therefor it may be given to the Memorialist of His Excellency see fit
      G Sproul S G
      In Council 22d June 1786
      Answered See Journal No 6 fol 1
      30th May 1786
      Certificate enclosed
    • Name Richard MEAGHER
      Record 1996
      Location
      Original Text Maine's Lost Babes: Charges of Fornication and Alleged Paternity In Lincoln County 1760-1786
      Volume Name 18 (1996)
      Page 33
      The Maine Genealogist. Farmington, ME: The Maine Genealogical Society, 1977-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
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      Mother: Elizabeth Martin
      Alleged Father: Richard Meagher
      Court Session: 1776?
      Residence of Mother: Bristol
    • Round Pond lot in Bristol that Meagher lived on

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      James Yeats yeoman Bristol
      Richard Meagher gentleman Bristol
      200 pounds
      land in Britsol
      112 acres
      beginning at a stake and stone at the southeast corner of the Rev Alexander McLean
      thence running northwest 480 poles
      thence running across to Symond Eliot's northwest corner bounds
      thence running southeast to the sd Round Pond or southwest corner bounds of Symond Eliot
      thence running across said pond to the bound first mentioned
      being formerly called Bailey Lot
      1 March 1781
      James Yeats [His mark]
      Wit: Alexader Nickels, Alexander Nickels Junr
      Rcd 26 March 1781

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      Mortgage
      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      Cornelius Turner gentleman Waldoborough
      $295
      a certain lot of land whereon the said Richard at a place called round pond in Bristol
      bounded on the southeast by the said pond
      thence running northwest in width 42 poles between the lots of Simon Elliot on the northeast and the Revd Alexander McLean on the southwest back to the lot of Charles blinn on the northwest
      100 acres
      14 April 1797
      Cornelius Turner
      Wit: Robert McLintock, William Meagher
      Rcd 25 April 1797

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      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      Cornelius Turner gentleman Waldoborough
      $205
      Round Pond, Bristol
      bounded on the southeast by the said Pond
      thence running back northwest in width 42 poles between the lots of Simon Eliott
      on the northeast by the Revd Alexander McLean
      on the southwest untill the lot of Charles Blenn on the northwest
      100 acres
      14 April 1797
      Richard Meager
      Wit: Ruth Keen, Hannah Leballester, Robert McLintock, William Meagher
      Rcd 12 May 1797

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      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      Benjamin Palmer gentleman Bristol
      $354 1/3
      on which I now lived in Round Pond Bristol
      5 May 1797
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Thos Johnston, Robert McLintock

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      Richard Meagher Esqr Waterford Plantation
      Benjamin Palmer gentleman Plymouth County
      $216.57
      Round Pond Bristol
      bounded on the southeast by Round pond
      thence running back a northwest course in width 42 poles between the lot of Simon Elliot on the northeast & the Reverend Alexander McClain on the southwest
      until the lot now or late of Charles Blenn on the northwest
      100 acres
      15 July 1800
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Robert McLintock, Nathaniel Palmer
    • Various Bristol Lots

      * * *
      100 acres

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      Jacob Dockendorff yeoman Bristol
      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      100 pounds
      100 acres in Bristol
      beginning at a stake & stone at the southward of Broadcove
      thence running northwest 350 poles to a stake and Maple tree
      thence running northwest 45 poles to a stake and pine tree
      thence running southeast 350 poles to a stake and stone
      thence running southewst 45 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      5 April 1773
      Jacob Dockendorff
      Wit: John McFarland, Eler Nickels
      Rcd 28 September 1779

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      Richard Meagher Esqr New Waterford Plantation
      Enos Baxter yeoman Bristol
      $1500
      land in Bristol
      beginning at a stake and stones at the road at the Revd Alexander McLains line adjoining Charles Blenn or Daniel Elliot
      thence running a northeast course 42 poles to an oak tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running aoutheast course 320 poles on Simon Elliot line to the shore a stake & stone
      thence as the shore runs to Mr McLains southeast corner bounds
      thence as the line runs a northwest course 320 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      100 acres
      28 July 1800
      Richard Meagher
      Lydia Meagher
      Wit: Thos Johnston, Oliver Nash, Hannah Hilton
      Rcd 28 July 1800

      * * *
      37 acres

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      James Yeats yeoman Bristol
      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      90 pounds
      land in Bristol
      37 acres
      beginning at a hemlock marked on four sides standing on the southerly shore of Round Pond it being the easterly corner bounds of Lot No 1 belonging to Jonas Fuller
      thence running along ths shore 10? poles to a hemlock tree marked on 4 sides being the fromt of No 2 Lot
      thence running easterly along shore as far as to make up 20 poles square
      front being Lot No 3
      thence running south 1 degree east to Arastees Richards's line
      thence running north west on said line to the southerly corner of Lot No 1 being a cherry tree marked on 4 sides
      thence running north 18 degrees east to first bounds
      Being Lots No 2 and No 3
      as they are laid down in N Mesharvy's plan with bridle road to the green Point
      10 November 1779
      James Yeats [His mark]
      Wit: George T Yeats, Samuel Yeats, William Smith
      Rcd 26 March 1781

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      Richard Meagher r Bristol
      Zenas Fuller yeoman Bristol
      $100
      land in Bristol
      beginning at the corner of the lot owned by Yeats and known by the appellation or name of Poors Lot on the southerly side of Round Pond
      running them souwesterly on said line to the sound
      thence along on the shore to Zenas Fuller's corner bounds
      thence northeasterly along saif line 172 poles to the Creek
      thence along shore on said pond to the bound first mentioend
      37 acres
      12 - 1797
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: -

      * * *
      156 acres

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      Richard Megher yeoman Bristol
      John Crocker yeoman Bristol
      9 pounds
      156 acres in Bristol
      beginning at a stump
      thence running north 32 degrees east 60 poles to a tree marked on 4 sides
      thence running north 50 degrees west 416 poles
      thence running south 32 degrees west 60 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      adjoining Hugh Little on the one side & James Flanery on the other
      25 April 1792
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Elijah Crooker, Laighto Colbarth
      Recd 10th December 1794
    • Daughters witnesses to land transaction in Balltown 1805

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      Thomas Turner yeoman Ballston
      Benjamin Pottle yeoman Balltown
      quit claim
      land in Balltown
      beginning at the northeast corner of Nicholas Turner's land a tree spotted on the bank of Sheepscut river on 4 sides
      thence running northwest 1 1/2 miles or 480 poles to a tree spotted on four sides
      thence running northeast 80 poles to a tree spotted on 4 sides to land owned by John Clark
      thence running southeast 480 poles to a tree spotted on 4 sides on the bank of Sheepscut river
      thence running as the river runs to Nicholas Turner's corner bound
      200 acres
      25 March 1805
      Thomas Turner
      Wit: Catherine Meagher, Margarett Meagher
    • Liberty Men & Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820
      by Alan Taylor
      University of North Carolina Press. 1990

      p 119
      Settlers ostracized and intimidated those who betrayed the community. equating their resistance with the Revolution, the Liberty Men considered proprietary supporters "Tories" who deserved coercism. For assisting the Kennebeck Proprietors, Richard Meagher, a leading man in New Waterford (late Malta, now Windsor), had his house burned by men he described as "a set of lawless ill-mannered fellows who dress in Indian dress to kill proprietors, sherifs and Tories (meaning I)."
      [Richard Meagher to Deacon Samuel Goodwin 29 December 1808 (quote), and Meagher to General Court, House file 6385 (unpassed), Massachusetts Archives.]
      p 272
      1806 New Waterford/Windsor (backcountry), Lincoln County. Settlers destroy house belonging to Richard Meagher, a leading man who supports the Kennebeck Proprietors claim. Meagher to the General Court 6 February 1809, Unpassed House File 6385, MA
      p 273
      June 24 1806 New Waterford/Windsor (backcountry), Lincoln County. Thomas LeBallister leads settlers, who destroy a pile of clapboads belonging to Richard Meagher, a leading man who supports the Kennebeck Proprietors' claim. Commonwealth v LeBallister September 1807 LC-SJC, Record Book 3, 134. LCC.
    • Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      Passed at the session begun and holden at Boston, on the Eighth Day of January, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve
      Massachusetts General Court
      Boston. Adams, Rhoades & Co 1812

      p 322
      CVI
      Resolve granting Richard Meagher 500 acres of land. 12th February 1812

      On the petition of Richard Meagher.
      Resolved, for reasons set forth in said petition, That there be, and hereby is granted to said Richard Meagher, and his heirs and assigns forever five hundred acres of land of any of the unappropriated lands in the District of Maine, excepting the ten townships lately purchased of the Penobscot Indians, to be laid out under the direction of the agents for the sale of eastern lands, and in such place as they shall direct, who are hereby authorized and directed to give a good and sufficient deed of the same to the said Richard Meagher.

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      Sometime during the war of 1812, Richard Meagher of Boston, who having lost his property there by fire, received a grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for five hundred acres of wild land anywhere within its jurisdiction, without disturbing settler. Well, he came to Maine and having learned the situation of Iron Bound Island he came on there. The chance suited him very much and he persuaded the settlers to release their claims in his favor, and he would sell to them as cheap as anybody would and they all agreed to his proposal except grandsire Chilcott; he said he had been there over twenty years, and he could hold by quiet possession, and he was never disturbed. Richard Meagher then employed a surveyor, who after ascertaining the number of acres of land on the island, which was about 750 by a north and south line, set off grandshire Chilcott's claim on the west end of the island which was about 130 acres. They next by an east and west line, set off a portion of land on the south side of the island containg about 150 acres, which they called the "barren rock." The remainder of the island, bounded on the west by the Chilcott lot, south by the barren rock, east and north by the shore, Richard Meagher claimed by virtue of his grant. He next proceeded to run out the lots to suit the settlers; first by a north and south line he run out Barnabas Young's lot on the eastern end of the island; next to that of Wm Leland's lot; next was a portion of land between the Leland and Chilcott lots containing 169 acres; they made two lots of this by a north and south line, 86 acres in one, and 83 acres in the other, and grandshire Chilcott bough both lots. The one joining his home lot embraces quite a portion of his field and pasture. The other lot he sold to John Smith, where he built him a house, married Barnabas Young's oldest daughter, Mary, brought up quite a family of sons and daughters, and they spent the remainder of their days there. Some time less than one years after Mr Meagher had fixed up his business on the island, a Mr Benjamin Palmer of Scituate, Mass, who held a demand against Mr Meager, appeared on the island with an officer, and attached Meagher's interest on the island, but they fixed up their business to suit the parties all around and both left the island forever.

      11 February 1812, Massachusetts granted Richard Meagher 500 acres of land in Maine. He petitioned the General Court to set off to him Iron Bound Island 26 January 1814. The Court granted his request, and 18 October 1814, by its agent, deeded Meagher several lots of land on the Island, viz: lots 1, 3, 4, containing 405 acres 105 ros, and so much of east end of a lot marked "barren rock" as will make up 500 acres as surveyed by David Wasgatt, August 1814.
    • https://townline.org/category/maine-history/

      Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Windsor
      May 20, 2020/0 Comments/in Local History, Maine History, Windsor /by Mary Grow

      Josiah Jones surveyed 6,000 acres in southeastern Windsor in 1797 on behalf of Grover and others. They called the area Pinhook, apparently because of a kink in the nearby West Branch of the Sheepscot River. By 1799, Lowden writes, it was generally known as Waterford, later sometimes New Waterford. He suggests the name might have been proposed by Richard Meagher, an early land speculator and agent for the Kennebec Proprietors, who came from Waterford County in Ireland. Lowden also cites a single 1805 reference to New Windsor.
    • Pinhook

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      Richard Meagher r Bristol
      $700
      quit claim
      land in Pinhook
      beginning at a large tree standing on the corner of Cornelius Rhoads land in the western branch of Sheepscutt river
      running west northwest along said line 740 poles to a marked tree for a corner
      thence running 125 rods east northeast to Joshua Hilton's land
      thence running along said line east southeast to the branch
      thence along said branch 125 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      500 acres
      - December 1797
      Ebenezer Grover [His mark]
      Wit: Joshua Hilton, Cornelius Rhoads

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      Ebenezer Grover r Pinhook
      Richard Meagher r Bristol
      $250
      quit claim
      land in Balltown alias Pinhook
      beginning at the western branch of the Scheepscut river at a maple tree marked for Ebenezer Grover's northeast corner bound
      thence on said Ebenezer's line 320 poles to the other side of the meadow
      thence along the path as the meadow runs to Cornelius Rhoads's southern line a fir tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running east southeast course as the line runs to the branch
      thence as the branch runs to the bounds first mentioned
      350 acres
      7 December 1797
      Ebenezer Grover [His mark]
      Wit: Daniel Farnham, Thomas McCurda

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      Ebenezer Grover yeoman Balltown
      Cornelius Rhoads yeoman Bristol
      $200
      land in Pinhook
      beginning at the western branch of Sheepscutt river at a stake & stones
      thence west northwest from said branch 740 poles to the meadow brook along said brook to Richard Meager's corner bounds
      thence along said line south 740 poles to the branch along said branch to the bounds first mentioned
      7 December 1797
      Eben Grover [His mark]
      Wit: Joseph Trask, Richard Meagher

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      Joseph Trask yeoman Balltown
      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      $100
      land in Pinhook
      beginning at the western branch of Sheepscut River on the eastern side of said branch at a tree spotted on four sides
      thence running east southeast 100 poles to a poplar tree at Charles Glidden's line
      thence running on said line north northeast 320 poles to a tree spotted on fourt side
      thence running west northwest 100 poles to the branch
      thence running west southwest as the branch runs to the first mentioned bound
      200 acres
      8 November 1798
      Joseph Trask
      Wit: Thomas Johnston, Oliver Nash
      Filed 8 November 1798

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      Ebenezer Grover yeoman Pinhook
      Benjamin Brown doctor & surgeon Bristol
      $60
      quit claim
      land in Pinhook described
      24 September 1799
      Ebenezer Grover [His mark]
      Wit: Richard Meagher, George Russell

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      Richard Meagher yeoman Bristol
      Philip Hatch Junr yeoman Bristol
      $200
      quit claim
      land in Waterford formerly Pinhook
      beginning at Hemlock tree spotted on 4 sides at the southeast corner of Joshua Hilton's land on the branch
      thence running as the river runs 50 poles about west southwest to Richard Meagher's northeast corner bounds a tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running north northwest course 640 poles to a tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running east northeast 50 poles to Joshua Hilton's line a tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running east southeast on said line 640 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      200 acres
      25 November 1799
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Philip Hatch, Henry Fosset
      Rcd 2 October 1800

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      Richard Meagher gentleman New Waterford
      Henry Fossett yeoman Bristol
      $20
      quit claim
      land in New Waterford
      beginning at the pond a tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running west northwest course 1 mile to beech tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running north northeast 50 poles to a spruce tree marked on 4 sides
      thence running east southeast 320 poles to a pine tree marked on 4 sides
      thence running south southwest 50 poles to the bounds first mentioned
      100 acres
      24 November 1800
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Caleb Turner, William McIntyre
      Rcd 8 October 1802

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      Richard Meagher gentleman New Waterford
      Daniel Howard blacksmith Waldoborough
      quit claim
      land in New Waterford
      beginning at the branch at a tree spotted on 4 sides for Philip Hatch's southwest corner
      thence running a south southwest course 40 poles on the branch or river to an hemlock spotted
      thence running a west northwest course 1 mile to the northeast corner of Jeney Meagher's land
      thence running a north northeast course to Hatch's land a beech spotted on 4 sides
      thence running east southeast on said line to the branch bound first mentioned
      18 September 1802
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Catherine Meagher, Margaret Meagher
      Rcd 6 July 1805

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      William Meagher mariner Bristol
      Alexander Sproul yeoman Bristol
      $150
      quit claim
      land in Pinhook alias New Waterford
      beginning at the western branch of Sheepscot RIver at the southern corner bounds of Jonas Woodberry a hemlock tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence running a south southwest course 50 poles as the branch runs to a hemlock tree spotted on 4 sides being a part of 200 acres formerly held
      thence running 320 poles through Thomas Grover's field a west northwest course as the line runs to a spruce tree spotted on 4 sides
      thence a north northeast course 50 poles to Woodberry's corner
      thence on a line east southeast to the first bounds mentioned at the branch
      100 acres
      6 August 1805
      William Meagher
      Wit: Robert Asking, Alexander Askins
      Rcd 8 November 1805

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      Richard Meagher gentleman Balltown
      James Kavanagh merchant Newcastle & Matthew Cottrill merchant Nobleborough
      $440
      quit claim
      land in Balltown
      beginning at the western branch of Sheepscot River on the northeast corner line of land belonging to Jonas Woodberry
      thence running west northwest 320 rods to a stake & stones
      thence running north northeast 100 poles to a stake & stones to Benjamin Stickney's land
      thence running by said Stickney's south line to the aforesaid Branch
      thence running as said branch runneth to the first mentioned bounds
      200 acres
      mortgage
      Richard Meagher
      2 September 1807
      Wit: Patrick Doyle, Joseph West
      Rcd 22 September 1807

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      Richard Meagher gentleman New Waterford
      James Meagher r New Waterford
      $100
      quit claim
      land in New Waterford
      beginning at a stake & stones on the western side of the western branch of Sheepscut River 52 pols south of Stickney's line
      thence running down as the branch runs southerly 52 poles to a hemlock tree for a corner bounds betwixt me & Woodberry
      thence running west northwest 1 mile to a hemlock tree spotted for a corner on a parallel line with the meadow fence on Pinhook lot
      thence running north northwest 52 poles to a spruce tree spotted for a corner bounds
      thence running east southeast to the bounds first mentioend
      18 January 1807
      Richard Meagher
      Wit: Jona Longfellow, Robert Page
      Rcd 17 September 1807
    • https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/215519749.pdf
      Spring 1992
      The world of Kavanagh and Cottril: A portrait of
      Irish emigration, entrepreneurship, and ethnic
      diversity in mid-Maine, 1760-1820
      Edward Thomas McCarron
      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      p 112
      Besides farming, other occupations were taken up by the Irish along the Damariscotta. Travelling north from the Hanleys into the town of Bristol one would have come upon the house of Richard Meagher, a Waterford-born entrepeneur whose Maine career was built upon a variety of interests. Identified in deeds rather modestly as a yeoman in 1771, Meagher displayed a remarkable degree of social mobility in the years to come. By 1780 he is noted as a mariner, and later as a merchant and "Gentleman" associated with the New England coastal trade. His frequent lawsuits point to a busy network of trade ranging from St Andrews, New Brunswick, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With money gained from trade Meagher also speculated heavily in backcountry lands along the Sheepscot river. His holdings, significantly, were called New Waterford, or "Waterford Plantation," a double-barelled title that speaks both of his Irish origins and of his commercial intentions.

      Meagher, along with sons James and William, eventually moved his interests to the backcountry, where he took possession of 1600 acres and opened a merchant store in
      Balltown, soon to be known as Whitefield. Meagher was also appointed justice of the peace, a coveted position that spoke of his standing in the backcountry (a standing that in time would attract the animosity of his neighbors). Like other frontier speculators he set to work recruiting settlers to occupy his lands at New Waterford. Many of them, revealingly, were of Irish origin, suggesting a network of ethnicity and religion that extended into the backcountry. They included Daniel and Henry McKay, emigrants from Belfast; Andrew Kendall a farmer from near Drogheda; Cornelius McGuire from the mountains of Leitrim; and John Lacy who came from county Carlow by way of the Newfoundland fishing banks. On any given day we may have seen these settlers building fences around rough-hewn cabins and pastures, tending small plots of wheat, oats and potatoes, or gathering along the river to discuss the future site of a sawmill. Indeed, McGuire, in partnership with neighbor Joseph Linscott, built the first gristmill in the area on the Western Branch of the Sheepscot.

      [Meagher's career has been reconstructed from a variety of sources. On occupation and landholding see LCRD 38:237; 39:12; and 66:69. Consult deed indexes 1761-1784, 1784-1794, 1794-1802, and 1802-1809 for a full picture of his land transactions. On court cases relating to Meagher see LC CGS (Sept, 1796); and LCSJC (June, 1799), (October, 1800).]

      Church and family records reveal that the Irish at New Waterford were linked by more than field fences and ethnicity. All of them, together with Richard Meagher, were members of the fledgeling Catholic church established at Damariscotta in 1798. Here they jou rn ey ed occasionally to attend Sunday service and link up with other Irish families at special events and weddings. Several marriages, in fact, took place between New Waterford neighbors. Peter McKay, for example, married Mary Ann McGuire in 1807. Likewise, John Lacy married Eleanor Meagher, daughter of Richard Meagher. Godparents for their six children included various combinations of the Kendalls, McGuires, and Meaghers - ties that further reinforced this frontier settlement.''

      [On the settlement of New Waterford see "A Plan of a part of Malta " by Survey or James Marr, April 4, 1810, Kennebec County Registry of Deeds, Augusta, Maine. Also see deeds pertaining to Richard Meagher, LCRD 45:231, 46:14, 47:187. On the Irish origins of the New Waterford folk and their travels in between see their naturalization petitions, Record Group 85, Boxes 477-478, NAW. John Lacy, for example, stated that "I was born in Ballyknockcrumpin in Ireland 1784 - in the last
      day of March AD 1800 I sailed from Ross and arrived at Newfoundland where [I] remained until 1803 when I went to Portland where I arrived the 15 of August ... and to Windsor where I have since remained." Lacy's petition was originally filed at the Supreme Judicial Court of Kennebec County; see volume 8 pg 276.]

      While ripples of family and community slowly expanded among the Irish of New Waterford, the waters were far from tranquil for Richard Meagher along the Sheepscot. Aggressive and ambitious, Meagher differed substantially from his Yankee neighbors who were largely poor squatters intent on settling sufficient land to pass on to their families. Moreover, the Irishman had allied himself with the Kennebec Proprietors, a speculative company that was in open contention with many of the backcountry farmers. Whereas the company claimed the land by virtue of a vague seventeenth century land grant, many of the settlers believed that ownership of the land was confirmed by one's physical settlement and improvements, rather than simply a written deed. Increasingly they banded together to resist the surveying teams sent into the backcountry and the financial demands of the proprietors.

      Into this cauldron fell Richard Meagher. As a justice of the peace and leading man in the region, he was responsible for mai nta ining order and enforcing the legal claims of the Kennebec Proprietors along the Sheepscot. Furthermore, his own speculative interests often conflicted with those of his neighbors, who squatted on disputed property or purchased deeds from rival land companies. Not surprisingly Meagher was labeled an agent for the Kennebec company and became himself the target of increasingly violent protests. Indeed, the court records for Lincoln county reveal a remarkable number of suits brought by Meagher against his neighbors during the opening years of the nineteenth century. These included cases of debt, trespass, unlawful cutting of timber on his holdings, and destruction of private property. In 1806, for example, when he and his family attempted to erect a new house frame, it was burned three times in succession by mobs of "white indians." The settlers in turn complained of Meagher, who was certainly not beyond reproach. David Linn, for example, wrote to the Plymouth company informing them that Meagher, a.... [more and more and more]

      [A sampling of Meagher's legal suits can be seen in docket books for the Lincoln County Court of Common Pleas. These include a plea of trespass against Scribner Mooney (Jan 1, 1802); a suit for debt against Jonas Tarbel (Jan, 1802); and a suit for damages brought against William Nutt and others who "cut down, carried away and des troyed three hundred of the Plaintiff's pine trees...and one hundred of the Plaintiff?s hemlock trees," (May, 1804). Things started to heat up in 1806 when Thomas LeBailister, a farmer in New Waterford, led settlers onto Meagher's property and destroyed a pile of clapboards intended for his house. See Commonwealth v. LeBallister, September 1807, LCSJC, Record Book, III, pg 134. This protest culminated in the burning of Meagher?s houseframe, described in a letter, Richard Meagher to the General Court, Feb. 6 , 1809, House file 6385, MA. On Meagher also see A an Taylor, Liberty Men and Great Proprietors, pp 119, 272-273.]

      p 118
      In time, Richard Meagher was driven out of the Sheepscot. In a letter to the Massachusetts General Court asking for compensation he recounted that his house and property had been burned to the ground and his family scandalizedby "a set of Lawless minded Fellows who dress in Indian Dress to kill proprietors, sheriefs and tories (meaning I)." He went on to explain that his family was "scattered abroad from a handsome and good property where we had lived happy thirty years in credit and reputation." Leaving Maine behind, Meagher took up residence in Boston where at age 68 he obtained a licence for an auction and commission business. With remarkable pluck Meagher rebuilt part of his losses - and immediately reinvested in yet another speculative venture, this time on Ironbound island in Frenchman's Bay . His career, while mercurial at best, underscores the fact that for some Irishmen, America opened up a remarkable range of opportunities that were often beyond their reach in the homeland.

      p 119
      Leaving Maine behind, Meagher took up residence in Boston where at age 68 he obtained a licence for an auction and commission business. With remarkable pluck Meagher rebuilt part of his losses - and immediately reinvested in yet another speculative venture, this time on Ironbound island in Frenchman's Bay. His career, while mercurial at best, underscores the fact that for some Irishmen, America opened up a remarkable range of opportunities that were often beyond their reach in the homeland.

      Page 147
      Walter Madigan Wiscasset Trader Thomastown, Kilkenny
      James Meagher Whitefield Merchant County Waterford
      Richard Meagher Bristol Gentleman County Waterford
      William Meagher Wiscasset Captain County Waterford
      John Molloy Hallowell Trader Ireland [?]
      William Mooney Newcastle Merchant County Wicklow
      Michael Power Wiscasset Captain Ireland
      Richard Power Jefferson Trader County Kilkenny
      Sources: Naturalization Petitions, Lincoln and Kennebec County Maine, Record Group 85, Boxes 477-78, 480, NAW; Gravestone inscriptions, Genealogical data.
    • Balltown Records

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      Town and vital records, 1791-1924
      Authors: Whitefield (Maine). Town Clerk
      Town and vital records, 1791-1924
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      [481/645]
      Monday 16 March 1801 at the Dwelling house of Mr James Revers
      Warrant 24 February 1801
      ...
      [483/645]
      ...Surveyors of Lumber
      Benjamin King
      Peter Laberee
      Joshua Little
      David Bagley
      Richard Maighor [Meagher]
      Samuel Waters
      William Hopkins
      Daries Perham
      Joseph Jones
      Jonathan Trask
      Thomas Trask Jr

      [487/645]
      Monday 4 April 1803 at the Dwelling house of Mr James Revers
      Warrant 14 March 1803
      [488/645]
      ...
      Surveyors of Highways
      John Jones
      John Jonson
      Thomas Weeks
      Abither Richardson
      Thomas Kenneday
      William Hobkins
      Jonathan Trask
      Joseph Avery
      Samuel Waters
      Moses Noyes
      John Boynton Jr
      Timothy Ferrin
      Jonathan Peasley
      Jonathan Jones
      Daniel Plummer
      Aaron Potter
      Leonard Bartlet
      Nathan Longfellow Jr
      Michal Duley
      James Norris
      John Woodman
      Sewell Longfellow
      Richard Magher [Meager]


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      Monday 6 April 1807 at the Dwelling house of Mr James Revers
      Warrant 21 March 1807

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      Met According to adjournment the following
      ...
      Surveyors of Lumber
      Moses King
      Peter Labree
      Aaron Young
      Gorge Clerck
      John Erskins
      Richard Majher [Meagher]
    • Maine Court Record: Richard Meagher
      Name: Richard Meagher
      Residence: Windsor
      Cause of Action: Trespass
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: Kennebec County Supreme Judicial Court
      Session: Dec. 1804
      Volume & Page: 2-259-2619
      Reference Code: 20-10
      Other parties: Jonas Tarbell (defendant)

      Maine Court Record: Richard Meagher
      Name: Richard Meagher
      Residence: Windsor
      Cause of Action: Trespass
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: Kennebec County Supreme Judicial Court
      Session: Dec. 1804
      Volume & Page: 2-259-2620
      Reference Code: 20-10
      Other parties: John Webber (defendant)
    • Lincoln County Court of General Sessions

      1790-1808

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      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Warren within and for the County of Lincon, on the second Tuesday of January being the thirteenth day of said Month Anno Domini 1801

      Present
      Thomas Rice Esq
      Nathl Thwing Esq
      Orchard Cook Esq
      Josiah Reed Esq
      Dummer Sewall Esq
      Names M Head Esq
      David Fales Esq
      Ebenez Jennison Esq
      Jacob Ludwig Esq
      Saml Brown Esq
      Saml Jacobs Esq
      James Malcolm Esq
      David Dennis Esq
      Thomas Johnston Esq
      Patrick Pebbles Esq
      Richd Meagher Esq

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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln on the second Monday of May being the tenth day of said Month Anno Domini 1802

      Present
      Thomas Rice Esq
      Nathaniel Thwing Esq
      Jon Bowman Esq
      Orchard Cook Esq
      Samuel Tibbets Esq
      William King Esq
      Denny McCobb Esq
      William McCobb Esq
      Francis Weston Esq
      James Rogers Esq
      Walterman Thomas Esq
      Abel Wood Esq
      Richd Meagher Esq
      Jon Goudy Esq
      Timy Persons Esq
      Jacob Ludwig Esq
      David Dennis Esq
      David Fales Esq
      Ezek Thompson Esq
      Wm McIntyer Esq
      Abijah Richardson Esq

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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the peace held at Warren within and for the County of Lincoln, on the second Monday of January being the tenth day of said month Anno Domini 1803

      Present
      ...
      Richd Meagher Esq

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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the peace held at Topsham within and for the County of Lincoln on the fourth Monday of August being the 26 day of said Month AD 1805

      Present
      ...
      Richd Meagher Esq
      ....

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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the peace held at Topsham within and for the County of Lincoln on the fourth Monday of August being the twenty fifth day of said Month AD 1806

      Present
      ...
      Richard Meagher Esq
      ...

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      Lincoln Ss At a Court of General Sessions of the peace held at Warren within and for the County of Lincoln on the Second Monday of January being the twelfth day of said Month Anno Domini 1807

      Present
      ...
      Richard Meagher Esq
      ...
    • Sarah Meagher
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sarah Meagher
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Dresden , Lincoln, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [1776-1794]
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Dresden, Lincoln, Maine; Page: 112; NARA Roll: M33_36; Image: 71

      Sally Meagher
      in the 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sally Meagher
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Dresden , Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 [1771-1780]
      Total Free White Persons: 1
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 1
      1830; Census Place: Dresden, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 49; Page: 388; Family History Library Film: 0497945

      William Magers
      in the 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Magers
      [William Mayers ]
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Dresden , Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [1781-1790]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 [1761-1770]
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
      1830; Census Place: Dresden, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 49; Page: 386; Family History Library Film: 0497945