William Pendleton, Jr. (1727 - 1820) MP

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Birthplace: Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Northport, Waldo, Maine, United States
Occupation: Sea captain
Managed by: Christopher Chesebro
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About William Pendleton, Jr.

BRIAN PENDLETON AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1599-1910, Compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, Privately Printed MCMX, found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Page 84.

   48. (Capt.) William-5 Pendleton (Col. William-4, Joseph-3), was born at Westerly, RI, 11 Feb 1726/7, and died at Northport, Maine, 28 Aug 1820 (Gravestone).
   On the 3rd of March 1751, he received from his father a deed to land at Westerly; this transfer was not recorded until 26 Mar 1760, and is entered on page 354 of Book 9, Westerly Land Evidence. On the 24th of March in the year he transferred this land with "mansion house" to his brother Amos for 2000 pounds. William-5 was then of Stonington, Conn., and this deed was also signed by his wife Judith. William Pendleton had been admitted freeman at Westerly, 1 May 1753 (RI Col. Rec., iv, Sup. 43), but subsequently removed to Stonington, where he began buying land 27 June 1761, making successive purchases until 28 Feby. 1767, when he bought of Joseph Champlin 94 acres for 242 pounds. Some of his property was at Long Point. He was elected surveyor of highways at Stonington, 18 Dec 1760 ("Town Votes," ii, 218).
   Tradition says that William Pendleton owned a schooner and traded to the coast of Maine, and the History of Islesboro [p.10] says he came there in 1769, taking up 600 acres at the extreme southern end of the Island, upon which he soon settled his family. William sold his last tract of land and his house at Stonington to John Hillard, 11 Jan 1769. Previous to this he had sold to William Morgan for 612 pounds, 10s., about 85 acres at Long Point, Stonington, 3 March 1767 (Stonington Deeds).
   Islesboro, then known as Long Island, was claimed by Isaac Winslow of Boston, as a part of his wife's inheritance in the "Waldo Patent," and in 1771 William Pendleton secured from him a lease.

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7 children by Judith 4 children by Lydia none by Priscilla

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Capt. William Pendleton, Jr.'s Timeline

1727
February 11, 1727
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
August 13, 1727
Westerly, Washington County, RI, USA
1747
1747
Age 19
1748
1748
Age 20
1751
1751
Age 23
1752
November 15, 1752
Age 25
Westerly,Washington Co.,Maine,United States of America
1760
1760
Age 32
1760
Age 32
Stonington, CT, USA
1765
September 22, 1765
Age 38
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
1766
November 14, 1766
Age 39
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States