Peaks Island Settlers Stone

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Title

Peaks Island Settlers Stone

Description

A stone tablet, dedicated to the first European settler of Peaks Island, Michael Mitton.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

1997

Medium

stone

Temporal Coverage

c.1600-c.1661
1637
1640

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Inscription

Front:
MICHAEL MITTON GENTLEMAN
c.1600-c.1661
MAINE PIONEER
MICHAEL'S ISLAND, NOW PEAKS ISLAND
NAMED FOR HIM IN 1637
MICHAEL MITTON WAS CONSTABLE OF
THE CASCO REGION IN 1640

HE HELD PEAKS ISLAND THROUGH THE
REGIMES OF SIR FERDINANDO GORGES
GEORGE CLEEVES (HIS FATHER-IN-LAW)
AND MASSACHUSETTS

IN THE THIRD SETTLEMENT OF THE AREA
AFTER THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS
MICHAEL MITTON'S DESCENDANTS ,
THE BRACKETT AND TROTT FAMILIES
DEVELOPED SEVEN NINTHS OF PEAKS.

TO HONOR HIS ISLAND CONNECTION ON
THE 360TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS FIRST
DEED OF TITLE, THIS MEMORIAL TABLET
IS PLACED BY HIS DESCENDANTS

AUGUST 9, 1997

Files

Peaks Island Settlers Stone (1).jpg

Citation

“Peaks Island Settlers Stone,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed September 24, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/3.

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