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is Whitmore, a resident of Medford at the time the deed was given. His estate in Middlesex County was not sold by the state, but it was settled in 795 by his administrator, John C. Jones; his real estate, which consisted of about 22 acres in Medford and 6 1/4 acres in Weston, was sold by his administrator, and after the payment of debts, the balance was ordered to be paid to his surviving brother and sister, Isaac Clewly and Bathsheba Wetherbee, and to the children of his deceased sister, Anna Jones. Sir William Pepperell was the grandson of the first Sir William Pepperell of Kittery, Me., and the son of Elizabeth (Pepperell) and Nathaniel Sparhawk of Kittery, and was named William Pepperell Sparhawk. In accordance with the terms of his grandfather's will, on his coming of age he procured an act of legislature to drop the name of Sparhawk and call himself William Pepperell, and later he was allowed to take his grandfather's title also. He was proscribed and banished and his estat