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. At least six townships had been granted within the Kennebec Purchase before 1772;
Pownalborough, 1760, 4 A&R
287; Bowdoinham, 1762, 4 A&R
600; Hallo-well, 1771, 5 A&R
129; Winthrop, 1771, 5 A&R
132; Vassalborough, 1771, 5 A&R
135; Winslow, 1771, 5 A&R
136. These grants had not been confirmed by the Crown, however, a Charter requirement
for lands north and east of the Sagahadoc River, which arguably included Pownalborough,
part of Hallowell, part of Vassalborough, and part of Winslow. See 3 Hutchinson, Massachusetts Bay, ed. Mayo
244–245; Bowdoin to Pownall, 29 Sept. 1772, 1 Bowdoin-Temple Papers
295; 1 A&R
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.