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Maine Resource Guide: Brunswick, Cumberland County

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County · Incorporated · Incorporated as a City · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Newspapers · Vital Records · Miscellaneous Resources · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1739, having been laid out as a township in 1717 from the region between Pejepscot Falls and Maquoit in Casco Bay


Incorporated as a City

1858 and 1885, but both times rejected by voters


Previous Designations

Part of the Pejepscot Purchase; Pejepscot


Boundary Changes

Mere Point was annexed from North Yarmouth shortly before incorporation in 1739, and Merriconeag Neck was annexed from the same town in 1740

Parts of Freeport were annexed in 1790, 1833, 1839, and 1850


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Brunswick, Bunganuc Landing, Cooks Corner, Deep Cut, Dyer Corner, Growstown, Gurnet, Harding (Hardings), Hillside, Merepoint (Mere Point, Mare Point), Oak Hill Station (former post office), Pennellville, West Brunswick (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bath, Durham, Freeport, Harpswell, Topsham, West Bath


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Brunswick, Maine

Map of Brunswick Village, 1846

Brunswick Village, Cumberland Co. (1885)

Brunswick Village, Cumberland Co. (1894)


Newspapers

The Times Record

Snow Index to Brunswick Newspapers


Vital Records

Brunswick Marriage Intentions, 1740-1769

Brunswick Marriage Intentions, 1740-1764

Fatalities in Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell


Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

Maine Town Reports: Brunswick


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Brunswick

Pejepscot Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Brunswick


Bibliography

______, Celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Brunswick, June 13, 1889 (Brunswick, Me.: Pejepscot Historical Society, 1889)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

______, Bowdoin College Library bulletin including the obituary record and the reports of the librarian: June 1891 - June 1895 (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College Library, 1895)

______, Obituary record of the graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine for the decade ending 1 June 1909 (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College Library, 1911)

______, Obituary record of the graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine for the decade ending 1 June, 1917 (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College Library, 1917)

______, Obituary record of the graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine for the decade ending 1 June, 1920 (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College Library, 1920)

Adams, George E., Record of marriages performed by Rev. George E. Adams: during his pastorate in the First Parish Congregational Church in Brunswick, Maine, 1829 to 1870 ([Brunswick, Me.]: Topsham-Brunswick Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1938)

Anderson, Joseph C., II, comp., Vital records of Brunswick, Maine, 1740-1860; and, The Forsaith book of Brunswick family records, compiled 1876-1880 by Jonathan W. Forsaith, town clerk (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2004)

Guild, Edward Chipman, Brunswick: a sketch of the town, its advantages as a place of residence and its attractions as a summer resort (Brunswick, Me., 1887)

Kirkland, Edward Chase, Brunswick's Golden Age [Ancestry.com] (Lewiston, Me.: C.P. Loring, printer, 1941)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. John the Baptist (1877-1978) and of St. Charles Borromeo (1930-1980), Brunswick, Me. (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonté, [1981])

Mitchell, H. E., Resident and business directory of the town of Brunswick and Topsham village, with maps: 1910 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1910)

Packard, Alpheus S., Bowdoin in the war (1867)

Wheeler, George Augustus, M. D., and Henry Warren Wheeler, History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine, including the ancient territory known as Pejepscot (Boston, Mass.: A. Mudge & sons, printers 1878)

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