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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Claiborne, or Clayborne, William 1589- (search)
Claiborne, or Clayborne, William 1589- Colonial politician; born in Westmoreland, England, about 1589; appointed surveyor of the Virginia plantations under the London company in 1621. In 1627 the governor of Virginia gave him authority to explore the head of Chesapeake Bay; and in 1631 Charles I. gave him a license to make discoveries and trade with the Indians in that region. With this authority, he established a trading-post on Kent Island, in Chesapeake Bay, not far from the site of Annapolis. When Lord Baltimore claimed jurisdiction over Kent and other islands in the bay, Claiborne refused to acknowledge his title, having, as he alleged, an earlier one from the King. Baltimore ordered the arrest of Claiborne. Two vessels were sent for the purpose, when a battle ensued between them and one owned by Claiborne. The Marylanders were repulsed, and one of their number was killed. Claiborne was indicted for and found guilty of constructive murder and other high crimes, and fle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
opshire, 4; Shrewsbury, 2; Bridgnorth, 1; Ludlow, 1; Staffordshire, 3; Lichfield, 1; Stafford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southamptonshire, 8; Winchester, 1; Southampton, 1; Portsmouth, 1; Isle of Wight, 2: Andover, 1; Suffolk, 10; Ipswich, 2; Bury St. Edmunds, 2; Dunwich, 1; Sudbury, 1; Surrey, 6; Southwark, 2; Guildford, 1; Reigate, 1; Sussex, 9; Chichester, 1; Lewes, 1; East Grinstead, 1; Arundel, 1; Rye, 1; Westmoreland, 2; Warwickshire, 4; Coventry, 2; Warwick, 1; Wiltshire, 10; New Sarum, 2; Marlborough, 1; Devizes, 1; Worcestershire, 5; Worcester, 2. Yorkshire.—West Riding, 6; East Riding, 4; North Riding, 4; City of York, 2; Kingston-upon-Hull, 1; Beverley, 1; Scarborough, 1; Richmond, 1; Leeds, 1; Halifax, 1. Wales.—Anglesey, 2; Brecknockshire, 2; Cardiganshire, 2; Carmarthenshire, 2; Carnarvonshire, 2; Denbighshire, 2; Flintshire, 2; Glamorganshire, 2; Cardiff, 1; Merionethshire, 1; Montgomer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McConnell, Samuel D. 1846- (search)
McConnell, Samuel D. 1846- Clergyman; born in Westmoreland county, Pa., in 1846; graduated at Washington and Jefferson College in 1868; was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1873. After serving churches in several cities he became rector of Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1896. His publications include History of the American Episcopal Church; The next step in Christianity, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennymite and Yankee War. (search)
erms of capitulation, the Pennsylvanians were to leave the valley. So ended the contest for 1771. The Yankees held the coveted domain, and, under the advice of the Connecticut Assembly, they organized civil government there upon a democratic system. The government was well administered, the colony rapidly increased, and the people were prosperous and happy. The settlement was incorporated with the colony of Connecticut, after a judicial decision in England. The territory was called Westmoreland, and attached to Litchfield county, Conn., and its representatives were admitted into the General Assembly. Wilkesbarre was laid out, and for four years peace smiled upon the beautiful valley. Suddenly, in the autumn of 1775, the Pennsylvanians, encouraged by Governor Penn, renewed the civil war, killing and imprisoning the inhabitants. The Continental Congress interfered in vain; but when the proprietary government was abolished, in the progress of the contest for independence, this P
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Susquehanna settlers. (search)
e governor of Pennsylvania refused to enter into any negotiation. The Connecticut Assembly then made out a case and sent it to England for adjudication. It was submitted to the ablest lawyers in the realm, and was decided in favor of the Susquehanna Company. The decision was unheeded by Governor Penn. The Connecticut settlers, reinforced from time to time, persisted, and organized an independent government by town-meetings, as in Connecticut. In 1774 they united seven towns into one, Westmoreland, and attached it to Litchfield county, Conn. This desultory strife continued with loss of life and much suffering until the struggle was suspended by the war of the Revolution. These were the settlers that were killed and scattered in the fearful Wyoming massacre by the Tories and Indians in 1778. In 1779 and 1780 they again returned and occupied the valley. In the meanwhile the titles of the Penns had passed to the State, and although the struggle was kept up after the Revolution, neg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swank, James Moore 1832- (search)
Swank, James Moore 1832- Historian; born in Westmoreland county, Pa., July 12, 1832; received an academic education; was secretary of the American Iron and Steel Association in 1873-85; then became general manager. His publications include History of the manufacture of iron in all ages; History of the Department of Agriculture; Iron making and coal mining in Pennsylvania, etc. His annual reports on the iron and steel industries of the United States are widely recognized as a high authority.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
..1727 Boundary established between Virginia and North Carolina......1728 Alexander Spotswood appointed deputy postmaster-general of the colony, and through him Benjamin Franklin is appointed postmaster of Pennsylvania......1730 First settler in the Shenandoah Valley, Joist Hite, who takes up 40,000 acres and enters upon possession with a party from Pennsylvania......1732 Richard Henry Lee, born at Stratford, on the Potomac......Jan. 20, 1732 George Washington, born at Westmoreland county......Feb. 22, 1732 Patrick Henry, born at Studley, Hanover county......May 29, 1736 First newspaper in Virginia, the Virginia Gazette, published by William Parks, appears at Williamsburg......August, 1736 Richmond settled by William Byrd......1739 Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington afte
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wakefield estate, (search)
Wakefield estate, In Virginia, the birthplace of George Washington; about half a mile from the junction of Pope's Creek with the Potomac, in Westmoreland county. The house was destroyed before the Revolution, but upon its site George W. P. Custis placed a slab of freestone, June, 1815, with the simple inscription: Here, the 11th of February (O. S.), 1732, George Washington was born.