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Cutts, Dominicus (1778-1844) | Maine Maritime Museum Manuscript Collection Online Catalog

Name: Cutts, Dominicus (1778-1844)

Historical Note:

Dominicus Cutts was born on May 4, 1778 in Berwick, Maine to Thomas Cutts Sr. and Elizabeth Scammon. He married Polly Chadborne (b. 1780-d. 1853) on April 23, 1832.1

Dominicus was a sea captain. He went to sea on his father’s vessels. The father made him a partner in the family shipping business along with his brothers Foxwell, Thomas  Jr. and Richard.2 He assisted his father and brothers with the family shipping business in Saco.  He handled sales and business accounts for the Cutts’ general merchandizing store. He helped with the warehouses and engaged in shipping as well.  He also corresponded with shipmasters on voyages and at ports concerning cargo shipments for the family business. In particular, he exchanged letters with his brother Captain Richard Cutts when aboard the Mercury (Ship) in 1796.3

He was a Private in the First Regiment, Massachusetts Militia during the War of 1812. Dominicus was also listed as a prisoner of war in the War of 1812, Prisoner of War Records, 1812-1815. He died on May 9, 1844 in Berwick, Maine.1


1. Ancestry.com

2. Emery, George Addison. Colonel Thomas Cutts, Saco’s Most Eminent Citizen in the Country’s Early Days. Saco Maine: 1917. Ebook.

3. MS-320. Folder 1. Letter “Copy” Book.

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