30 November 1998
Feudalism ( A Feudal 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
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.
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.
Land between Penobscot River and Medomac River
Later Knox gave land to Bingham
Proprietor - Vaughn
Later sub-divided and gave land to family members
Land along Androscoggin River
Proprietor - Little