Sir William Pepperell, an American general, born at Kittery Point, Me., June 27,1696, died there, July 6, 1759. He was brought up as a merchant. About 1727 he was elected one of his majesty's council for the province of Massachusetts, and he was regularly reelected for 32 years in succession, and was appointed chief justice of the court of common pleas in 1730. When the expedition against Louisburg was undertaken, the governors of New England gave him the command of the troops. Beginning the siege in May, 1745, he soon compelled the city to surrender, and was made a baronet. Visiting England in 1749, he was commissioned colonel in the British army, became major general in 1755, and in 1759 lieutenant general. He was acting governor of Massachusetts from 1756 to 1758. He published an account of a " Conference with the Penobscot Tribe " (Boston, 1753). His life has been written by Usher Parsons (Boston, 1855). - His grandson was created a baronet in 1774, and embraced the royal cause during the revolutionary war, in consequence of which his estates were confiscated.