Saturday, October 12, 2019

1805 Writ to Attach Property of Samuel Chamberlain of Gray due to Nonpayment of Note to William Hanson of Windham

Writ dated 29 May 1805 by Sam Freeman, Court Clerk, and witnessed by Stephen Longfellow, Esq. of Portland, asking the Cumberland County Sheriff to attach property of Samuel Chamberlain of Gray, Maine, for nonpayment of an 1804 promissory note to William Hanson of Windham, Maine.

The amount appears to be $40 but could be $20.

Thomas Chute, Deputy Sheriff, carried out the duty by attaching a dwelling of Samuel Chamberlain.


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  1. William Hanson
    Birth 19 Jan 1762
    Death 29 Oct 1814 (aged 52)
    Burial Windham Hill Cemetery
    Windham Hill, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

    William son of Samuel & Hannah (Jenkins) Hanson. He married Dec 8 1785, Matilda Elder, dau of Isaac & Mary (Hunnewell) Elder.

    maybe him in Windham, Maine



    His son William died 1805, so this would be another William Hanson in Harrison, Cumberland County, in 1840

    The closest I could come for Samuel Chamberlain was a man in Saco, York County, Maine in 1810. But that seems a little far from Gray, Maine, to be the same man.