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William Pepperrell (1696 - 1759)

Sir William Pepperrell
Born in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 16 Mar 1724 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Mar 2013
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This profile is part of the Pepperrell Name Study.


William was the son of William Pepperrell.[1]



6 July 1759 Kittery, York in his 63rd year, notice in the New York - Mercury. [2]


Written fourth Day of July 1759. To wife Mary the Income of the Half of my real Estate to Hold for the Term of her natural Life. Named Daughter Elizabeth Sparhawk. Grandson William Pepperrell Sparhawk. Grandson Andrew Pepperrell Sparhawk. Grandson Nathaniel Sparhawk Jr. Grandson Samuel Hirst Sparhawk. Son in Law Nathaniel Sparhawk Esq. Sister Miriam Tyler. Sister Dorothy Newmarch. Sister Mary Prescot. Sister Margery Gunnison. Kinsmen Iohn & Andrew Philips. kinswoman Sarah Frost my Dec'd Brother's eldest Daughter. Children of my kinswoman Margery Wentworth Dec'd et al. Nominated Wife Mary, Jeremiah Moulton Jr Esq. & Mr Benjamin Greenleaf, Executors. Probated 24 July 1759; 14 July 1759 Mr. Greenleaf declines the trust. [3]

Research Notes

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.[4]

Research Notes

  • Source: S00055 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;; Repository: #R00001 NOTE, Public Member Trees (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Source Medium: (null). Repository: R00001



Title: Sir
Source: #S157
Page: 13
Title: Baronet
Source: #S157
Page: 13


Note: #N3816


  1. Everett S. Stackpole; Old Kittery and Her Families;1902; page 364[1]
  2. Genealogical Data from Colonial New York Newspapers: A Consolidation of ... edited by Kenneth Scott.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "William Pepperrell," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed June 5, 2017).
  • Source S157 Author: George B Chase Title: Genealogical Memoir of the Chase Family of Chesham, Bucks, in England, and of Hampton and Newbury in New England, with Notices of Some of Their Descendants. Publication: Name: H. W. Dutton & Son; Location: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Date: 1869; Repository: #R3 NOTE George Bigelow Chase; Reprinted from the Heraldic Journal. Repository R3


Note N3816Stephen8 Chase, Merchant, of Portsmouth, was graduated at Harvard College in 1764. In 1778, he removed from Newcastle to Portsmouth, where he died in 1805. He was a gentleman of much literary culture, and was on of the founders of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, for which he drew up the Constitution and By-Laws. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph Frost, Esquire, of Newcastle, and grand-daughter of the Honorable John Frost, who was born at Kittery, March 1, 1683, and who in early life, as an officer in the Royal Navy, commanded a British ship of war, and was of the Governor's Council in 1727. He married Mary, daughter of William and sister of the first Sir William Pepperrell, Baronet. The mother of Mary (Frost) Chase was Margaret, daughter of Samuel Colton of Springfield. (Chase - p13)


  • This person was created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011.
  • Thank you to Andrew White for creating WikiTree profile Pepperell-8 through the import of APW_2013-03-26.ged on Mar 26, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Andrew and others.

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Activists in Saco Maine is trying to remove William Pepperell's name from A square in Saco because he owned slaves.. a heads up

posted by Betty Jo Bunker
Pepperell-8 and Pepperrell-2 appear to represent the same person because: William Pepperrell the younger (27 June 1696-6 July 1759) was the son of William Pepperrell the Elder and his wife Margery (formerly Bray) and married Mary Hirst on 16 March 1723.

The profile Pepperrell-2 was an orphan profile that I have adopted as part of my Pepperrell Surname Study.

posted on Pepperell-8 (merged) by Phillip Pepperrell
Pepperrell-21 and Pepperell-8 appear to represent the same person because: Pepperell-8 is the only William b. to William & Margarey, although when his profile was created, it was created missing a 2nd letter r, as in Pepperrell. That needs to be changed. The dates for Pepperrell-21, appear to be made up, as the reference to Old Kittery and Her Families, page 364, does not mention the given birth & death. In fact, in that reference, page 649, it states that William Pepperrell(Pepperell-8) was b. 1690. It makes no reference to a William b. c. 1660.
posted on Pepperell-8 (merged) by Nace Few
Pepperell-68 and Pepperell-8 appear to represent the same person because: same father, no indication of two sons with the same name
posted on Pepperell-8 (merged) by Robin Lee