1763Some families emigrated to New Gloucester, Maine.People and Communities, European Colonists

Attempts at colonial settlement in New Gloucester began In 1736 when the General Court granted 3,040 acres of land in the area around North Yarmouth to Gloucester inhabitants. Settlement was disrupted by attacks from Native Americans first in King George’s War and then during the French and Indian War. As this conflict ended, the town began to prosper and was eventually incorporated in 1774.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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