Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Ainge Family Papers, 1766-1833
ID
M2
Date [inclusive]
1766-1833
Extent
0.5 linear feet.
Language

Preferred Citation

Ainge family papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

The Ainge family centers around a late-18th-century gentleman, Alexander Ainge, once a watchmaker, later a broker in London, England. Other family members include his brother, William, of Lincoln's Inn; his wife Elizabeth Beard; and William's sons, William and Edward, who were adopted and taken into business by their uncle. No birth or death dates are available.


Scope and Content

Documents, including promissory notes, marriage settlements, accounts, indentures, etc. relating to the Ainge family (1766-1833). Also included are financial accounts of British colonial agents in Jamaica [1794-1803?] and of a military excursion into Holland (1801); no member of the Ainge family is named in these.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

M2.1: Family Documents, 1766-1833   0.25 linear feet.

Scope and Content:

Marriage and dowry settlements, a promissary note and "checks," and other documents concerning the Ainge family's financial accounts. Most of the material concerns William Ainge, both as executor of his father's estate and as the declarer of family trusts. Also included is an indenture agreement between John Tessop and Joun White. Organized by date.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Map-case Folder
C4 M2

Settlement previous to the marriage of Mr. Alexander Ainge to Miss Elizabeth Beard, April 1, 1766 

Box Folder
1 2

Dowry Settlement, April 1, 1766 

1 3

Promissory note by Alexander Ainge, June 26, 1766 

1 4

Account of debts owed to Edward Ainge by William Ainge, 1773 

1 5

Account of William Ainge, executor of Edward Ainge, his late Father deceased, of his receipts and payments in respect of the Estate of E. Ainge 

1 6

Declaration of trust as to 1500 pounds for Mr. Alexander Ainge and his family, June 3, 1789 

1 7

Establishment of a trust by the Ainge family, June 20, 1789 

1 8

Two "checks," June 20, 1789 

1 9

Declaration of trusts by William Ainge and his two oldest nephews, Edward and William Ainge, of 300 pounds, May 1, 1792 

1 10

Indenture between John Jessop and John White, assignment of household premises, March 25, 1833 


M2.2: Accounts, 1784-1804   0.25 linear feet.

Scope and Content:

Financial accounting scrolls of British agents in Colonial Jamaica, most of which concern William Dunlop during his tenure as Agent General underSir Alured Clarke, the Earl of Effingham, and Sir Adam Williamson, consecutive Governors of Jamaica from 1784-1793. Also included is the financial account by Lieutenant Colonel John Drinkwater of a British military excursion into Holland under the Duke of York in 1801. Organized by date.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Object
2 1-3

William Dunlop accounting scrolls, during his tenure as agent general under Sir Alured Clarke, the Earl of Effingham, & Sir Adam Williamson, Governors of Jamaica, 1784-1793 

2 4-6

Miscellaneous Colonial Jamaica accounting scrolls, ca.1804 

2 7

"Lieutenant Colonel John Drinkwater: commissary of accounts to the Army employed on the late expedition to Holland under... the Duke of York," 1801