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Surgeon William Paine, MD

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
Death: April 19, 1833 (82)
Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
Place of Burial: Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Timothy Paine and Sarah Paine
Husband of Lois Orne Paine
Father of Esther Orne Cabot; Harriet Paine; William Fitz Paine; Elizabeth Putnam Paine and Frederick William Paine
Brother of Timothy Clark Paine; Samuel Paine; Hannah Paine; Nathaniel 1 Paine; Nathaniel 2 Paine and 4 others

Occupation: Physician, political figure, apothecary
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About Surgeon William Paine, MD

William Paine was a physician and political figure in New Brunswick. He represented Charlotte County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1786 to 1787. Paine was unusual in that he was a United Empire Loyalist who chose to return to the United States.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Paine and Sarah Chandler. He was educated at Harvard College, then studied medicine with Doctor Edward Augustus Holyoke and set up practice in Worcester in 1771. In 1773, he married Lois Orne.

In 1774, he signed a protest against the activities of the pre-revolutionary committees of correspondence. He was censured for his protest and, later that year, travelled to England to continue his medical studies. Paine received an M.D. from Marischal College in Scotland. He returned to North America and served as apothecary for the British forces.

In 1782, he was sent to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Paine was granted land near Passamaquoddy Bay in New Brunswick. He first settled on Letete Island (later Frye's Island) but later moved to Saint John. He served on the city council in 1785 and was elected to the legislative assembly later that year.

He returned to Massachusetts to settle his financial affairs there and decided to remain there, despite having been proscribed in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778. He settled first at Salem and then Worcester. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1791. In 1812, he became an American citizen. Paine became an honorary member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and was a founding member of the American Antiquarian Society. He died at Worcester at the age of 82.

William was a Tory who removed to Halifax for the Revolution, and served as senior physician to the British troops. In later years he returned to Worcester. He was recalled to serve the British for the War of 1812, but resigned his commission instead.

http://capecodhistory.us/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I75817&tr... Oaks

"The Oaks"

The house was begun by Timothy Paine in 1774, & the residence of the William Paine family when they returned from exile.


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U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Find A Grave 1,60525::89013173

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@R3278403@ U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 1,50015::259043

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@R3278403@ U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 1,50015::259043

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@R3278404@ Findagrave Dr William Paine 19 Apr 1833 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9036761/william-paine http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=f1ca5735-5f9c-4158-86a5-3... jpg Dr William Paine

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@R3278403@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=75287116&pid...

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Surgeon William Paine, MD's Timeline

1750
June 5, 1750
Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
1774
August 28, 1774
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1779
January 29, 1779
1783
November 2, 1783
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1786
June 26, 1786
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
1788
May 23, 1788
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1833
April 19, 1833
Age 82
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
April 19, 1833
Age 82
Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States