Early life in Boston Franklin's birthplace on Milk StreetBoston, Massachusetts Franklin's birthplace site directly across from the Old South Meeting House is commemorated by a bust atop the second floor facade of this building. Among Benjamin's siblings were his older brother James and his younger sister Jane. Josiah wanted Ben to attend school with the clergy, but only had enough money to send him to school for two years.
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Thank you and may our Grant family retain the old strength as we continue to grow. Phoenix, AZ email cooper amug. The Scots, although by religion in sympathy with the Parliamentarians, were loyal to the Stuart dynasty.
The Scots surrounded the English army at Dunbar, but General David Leslie, commander of the Scottish army, believed that the English were still in the best position. The Covenanters Scottish Presbyterian Church leaders claimed that victor had been revealed to them in a vision and ordered Gen.
Leslie to attack the English, which he did on 3 September The battle lasted all day and the Scots were defeated. The English pursued many remnants of the Scottish army as far as 8 miles before capturing them.
Five thousand prisoners were taken and marched a hundred miles from Dunbar to Durham and New Castle in England. The Cathedral at Durham was converted into a prison for the Scottish prisoners. They had also Coals daily brought them, as many made about Fires both Night and Day and Straw to lie upon.
Of the surviving prisoners were sent to Virginia and to New England. Peter Grant was among those deported to New England.
The prisoners were sold as indentured servants for L each, and were expected to work off the price of their voyage for years, then be given their freedom. The typical cost for passage across the sea was L5, so Capt. Walker made quite a profit. Peter Grant was sold to work at the Lynn Iron Works in Massachusetts and like his fellow prisoners, probably received his first medical attention since the battle from his purchasers.
In Peter was working for a sawmill in Maine, and probably received his freedom and L10 to start life on his own there. The Maine sawmill was in financial trouble and it is possible that the remaining Scottish prisoners were discharged from their bondage early to relieve the owners of the mill from the responsibility of feeding the laborers.
In Peter was granted land in Maine and so was free by that date. He went to Boston to look for work and is known to have spent some time in Nantasket, Massachusetts. In he moved to Dover, New Hampshire and two years later was living across the line in Kittery, Maine.
Unity Parish in Berwick, Maine was founded by the Scottish prisoners and the names commemorate both one of the battles with the English and the name of the ship that carried them to America. In Peter and James Grant were ordered by a local court in Kittery to return to Scotland to their wives, indicating that both had been married at the time of their capture.
They do not appear to have returned to Scotland, perhaps because they could not affort the fare, or perhaps because after 11 years their wifes must have remarried, assuming them dead. On 10 July Peter and Joanna were taken to court for living together while unmarried.
Joanna was pregnant at this time and it was believed that Peter had a wife living in Scotland. The court decided otherwise and penalized Peter L10 or 10 lashes. Peter married his sister-in-law and her child was born and named Elizabeth.
The kinsman James left his foster daughter Elizabeth property in his will.
Peter Grant is listed on the original tax lists of Kittery, Maine and certainly lived there at least from In he signed a deposition stating that he had lived in Kittery for over 40 years. In Peter was granted acres near York Pond. In Peter and his kinsman James, signed a petition to the Massachusetts government for direct government in Kittery, Maine Maine then being part of Massachusetts.
In Peter served on a Grand Jury. On 28 December there was an abatement of taxes given to all who had suffered in recent Indian attacks and were destitude, including an abatement in the amount of 3 schillings for Peter Grant. Toward the end of his life Peter lived at Berwick, Maine. The inventory of his estate was taken 12 March and it was valued at LThe Boston Massacre was an event that occurred in Boston during the American Revolution.
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