Social Studies

Maine Dirigo

Class Notes

30 November 1998

 

 

Feudalism ( A Feudal Society)

Class Society

Upper Class Rich Class

Lower Class Poor Struggle

King or Queen Rule

Nobles or Lords (All Queens sons were Nobles) (#1 in Management line)

Vessals (#2 In management line)

Serfs (Peasants) Towns people

Clergy (Church)

Always upper class (UC)

Sometimes rated above the king

Sometimes rated with Nobles

Sometimes rated with Serfs

Sometimes Kings asked for advice of Clergy

When you rent an apartment, you pay rent to a Land Lord (Feudalistic)

King gave land grants to proprietors.

Maine used to govern like England at the start.

Army consisted of peasants in Revolutionary War in fight for individual freedom. After the war, nothing changed, still Feudalistic Governement.

Proprietors

(Land Lords)

Generals

Feudalism played an important part in Maine.

3 People owned all land in Maine.

 

KING CHARLES 1st

 

 

King Charles 1st Granted three tracts of land in Maine.

 

  1. Waldo Patent

1630

Muscongus

Land between Penobscot River and Medomac River

Granted Proprietor

Henry Knox

Land Lord

Later Knox gave land to Bingham

Bingham Purchase

1793

 

  1. Plymouth Patent

1752

Kennebec River

Proprietor - Vaughn

Later sub-divided and gave land to family members

Gardiner

Hallowell

Bowdoin

  1. Pejepscot Patent

1714

Land along Androscoggin River

Proprietor - Little

Later sub-divided

Brunswick

Topsham

North Yarmouth