William Wescott

William WESCOTT is my fifth great grandfather; he was born to Andrew and Deborah (WEBBER) WESCOTT, 10 March 1734 in York, Maine.[1]  He got into many legal troubles along with his father and brother Samuel.  He was charged for bastardy in January 1756 by Esther WEBBER, William’s father posted bond for his son.[2]  Andrew, Samuel and William also were sued often for debt.  William married Elizabeth PERKINS 6 January 1756 in York, they had twelve children:  John, Deborah, Elizabeth, William, Experience, Theodosia, Amos, Nancy, Thomas, David, Anne and Joseph.[3]  With his family they lived on a 350 acre lot on the Bagaduce River, near what is now known as Hatch’s Cove.  William along with many of his neighbors joined in the Revolutionary War effort, he was taken prisoner by the English.  William died before 13 September 1786, when his probate was entered into court.  He died a wealthy master-mariner and merchant.

 

For a very accurate write up of him and his family read Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descendants. Steven Edward Sullivan, M.A. (American Genealogist vol. 70, pages 209-217)


[1] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descentants,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 23 August 2013), William Wescott.

[2] ibid

[3] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 23 August 2013), William Westcott and Elizabeth Perkins 30 Oct 1757.  John Eldrige Frost, Maine Probate Abstracts, 2 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1991), 2:1095.

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