Maine Genealogy Archives

Maine Pauper Accounts, June 1811

Source: Resolves of the General Court of Massachusetts, Passed at the Session Begun and Holden at Boston, on the Twenty-Ninth Day of May, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven. (Boston, Mass.: Dams, Rhoades & Co., printers, 1811).

Massachusetts (of which Maine was then a part) was obliged to reimburse towns for the support of paupers who lacked "settlement" in the Commonwealth. These were often people born abroad or in other states. The Committee on Accounts reported in June 1811 that "there are due to the corporations and persons hereafter mentioned, the sums set to their names respectively; which, when allowed and paid, will be in full discharge of the said accounts to the several dates therein mentioned."

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Augusta, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring Lydia Gordon, to 6th March, 1811, 94 62

Bristol, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring William Howe to 1st June 1811, 41 33

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Cape Elizabeth, for boarding and clothing James Ramsbottom to 20th May, 1811, and supporting Abraham Burke to the time of his death, including funeral charges, $64 29

Durham, for boarding and clothing three children of Jonathan Dumerrit to 20th May, 1811, 141 90

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Falmouth, in the county of Cumberland, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring Felicas Sang to 25th May, 1811, $27 55

Gorham, for boarding Robert Gillfiiling to 1st June, 1811, 25 50

Linconville, for boarding and doctoring Timothy Cox, and Alexander White, to 21st May, 1811, 56 57

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Litchfield, for supplies for the wife and children of John Taylor to 5th June, 1811, $40

Machias, for boarding William Whittemore, to 13th February, 1811, when he left the Commonwealth, 10 50

Minot, for boarding and doctoring Elizabeth Farrier to 16th March, 1811, 14

Prospect, for boarding Anna Haynes to 1st Jan. 1811, 65 25

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Portland, for boarding, clothing and doctoring sundry paupers, to 1st June, 1811, $1392 34

Penobscot, for boarding and clothing Thomas Slack to 20th May, 1811, 29

Saco, for boarding and doctoring John Dunham to the 5th June, 1811, 45 75

St. George, for boarding and clothing Robert Hawes and Eleanor Matthews to the 2d June, 1811, 37 40

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York, for boarding of sundry paupers to the 8th June, 1811, $220 83