Devonshire County, Maine

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devonshire_County,_Maine|Devonshire County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devonshire_County,_Maine|Devonshire County]]''  
  
As a result of the {{wpd|Third Dutch-Anglo War}}, in 1673 [[Massachusetts]] claimed [[New York]]'s former [[Cornwall County, New York|Cornwall County]] in present-day [[Maine]] from the sea to the [[Quebec]] border. In 1674 Massachusetts split-off '''Devonshire County''' between the {{wpd|Kennebec River}} and {{wpd|Penobscot Bay}} in what is now Maine.<ref name="pedia">Wikipedia contributors, "Devonshire County, District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_County,_District_of_Maine,_Massachusetts_Bay_Colony (accessed 27 June 2012).</ref> <ref>William D. Williamson, ''History of the State of Maine, from its First Discovery, A.D. 1602, to the Separation, A.D. 1820, Inclusive'', 2 vols. (Hallowell, Maine: Glazier, Masters and Co., 1832), 1:443. {{WorldCat|193830|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|602927|item|disp=FHL Film 1550114}}.</ref> <ref>John G Reid, ''Maine, Charles II and Massachusetts: Governmental Relationships in Early Northern New England'',  Maine Historical Society Research Series Number 1 ((Portland, Maine: Maine Hist. Soc., 1977), 138. {{WorldCat|3608945|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref> <ref>Massachusetts. ''Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England'' (Boston: White, 1854), 5: 16. {{WorldCat|3522063|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|213805|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6046893 (38 fiche; Book 974.4 N2s}}.</ref>  
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As a result of the {{wpd|Third Dutch-Anglo War}}, in 1673 [[Massachusetts]] claimed [[New York]]'s former [[Cornwall County, New York|Cornwall County]] in present-day [[Maine]] from the Atlantic ooast to the [[Quebec]] border. In 1674 Massachusetts split-off '''Devonshire County''' between the {{wpd|Kennebec River}} and {{wpd|Penobscot Bay}} in what is now Maine.<ref name="pedia">Wikipedia contributors, "Devonshire County, District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_County,_District_of_Maine,_Massachusetts_Bay_Colony (accessed 27 June 2012).</ref> <ref>William D. Williamson, ''History of the State of Maine, from its First Discovery, A.D. 1602, to the Separation, A.D. 1820, Inclusive'', 2 vols. (Hallowell, Maine: Glazier, Masters and Co., 1832), 1:443. {{WorldCat|193830|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|602927|item|disp=FHL Film 1550114}}.</ref> <ref>John G Reid, ''Maine, Charles II and Massachusetts: Governmental Relationships in Early Northern New England'',  Maine Historical Society Research Series Number 1 ((Portland, Maine: Maine Hist. Soc., 1977), 138. {{WorldCat|3608945|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref> <ref>Massachusetts. ''Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England'' (Boston: White, 1854), 5: 16. {{WorldCat|3522063|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|213805|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6046893 (38 fiche; Book 974.4 N2s}}.</ref>  
  
 
During {{wpd|King Philip's War}} in 1875 the {{wpd|Abenaki people|Abanaki Indians}} attacked white settlements in both '''Devonshire County''' and the remaining [[Cornwall County, New York|Cornwall County]]. Both were abandoned and lost to the Indians.<ref name="pedia" /> <ref>Williamson, 1: 446.</ref>  
 
During {{wpd|King Philip's War}} in 1875 the {{wpd|Abenaki people|Abanaki Indians}} attacked white settlements in both '''Devonshire County''' and the remaining [[Cornwall County, New York|Cornwall County]]. Both were abandoned and lost to the Indians.<ref name="pedia" /> <ref>Williamson, 1: 446.</ref>  

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As a result of the Third Dutch-Anglo War, in 1673 Massachusetts claimed New York's former Cornwall County in present-day Maine from the Atlantic ooast to the Quebec border. In 1674 Massachusetts split-off Devonshire County between the Kennebec River and Penobscot Bay in what is now Maine.[1] [2] [3] [4]

During King Philip's War in 1875 the Abanaki Indians attacked white settlements in both Devonshire County and the remaining Cornwall County. Both were abandoned and lost to the Indians.[1] [5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Devonshire County, District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_County,_District_of_Maine,_Massachusetts_Bay_Colony (accessed 27 June 2012).
  2. William D. Williamson, History of the State of Maine, from its First Discovery, A.D. 1602, to the Separation, A.D. 1820, Inclusive, 2 vols. (Hallowell, Maine: Glazier, Masters and Co., 1832), 1:443. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1550114.
  3. John G Reid, Maine, Charles II and Massachusetts: Governmental Relationships in Early Northern New England, Maine Historical Society Research Series Number 1 ((Portland, Maine: Maine Hist. Soc., 1977), 138. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Massachusetts. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (Boston: White, 1854), 5: 16. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6046893 (38 fiche; Book 974.4 N2s.
  5. Williamson, 1: 446.