Devonshire County, Maine Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Devonshire County

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 sea 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 and both Devonshire County and the remaining Cornwall County were abandoned and lost to the Indians.[1] [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Devonshire County, District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at,_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.