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1720 William Pepperell Colonial Period Arrest Warrant
COL. WILLIAM PEPPERELL (1646-1734). Jurist and Colonel in the militia, his house was listed as a Garrison during the Indian Wars, instrumental in the building of Fort William in 1714, a wealthy Shipbuilder with great colonial shipping firms, most of which passed to his son Sir William Pepperell (1696-1759).
April 9, 1720-Dated Colonial Period Arrest Warrant, Manuscript Document signed by William Pepperell as Justice of the Peace, one page, measuring 7.5" x 6.25", York County (Maine), Choice Very Fine. Ordering the sheriff or marshal of York County or the constable of the town of Kittery to seize the body of Robert Mackenney to answer a charge from Reuben Mace of New Castle. The charge states that Mackenney struck Mace several blows and tore his shirt. Constable Robert Mitchel signs on the verso that he has done as commanded. Overall, very well written and clear on very clean period laid paper with red wax and paper seal at upper left. A lovely example of this rarely encountered historic figure.
William Pepperell was born around 1646 in England, and came to America at the age of 22. Within a few years was the owner of a large mercantile fleet of ships. He also served as a colonel in the militia and his house was listed as a garrison during the Indian Wars.

He and his son William were instrumental in the building of Fort William in 1714 (renamed Fort McClary after the Revolutionary War hero Andrew McClary). Col. Pepperell became a shipbuilder, the owner of one of the great colonial shipping firms from which he accumulated much wealth, most of which passed to his son Sir William Pepperell.

He became Justice of the Peace in 1690, and held that office for 35 years. He was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1715 and served on the bench many years. He commanded the garrison at Fort Pepperell, Kittery Point, at a period when Indian hostilities prevailed, and bore the rank of Captain. In the Militia he held the same rank, and before his death had risen to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
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