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Boston Tea Party Participants


The Boston Tea Party, 1773 was a pivotal moment in American history. Tensions were already running high between the American colonies and the British government over taxes and representation. Enter the East India Company, facing financial ruin. The British Parliament, in a move to bail them out, granted the company the right to sell surplus tea directly to the colonies.

Now, the colonists weren't sipping this tea quietly. They saw it as yet another attempt by the British to impose taxes without their consent. Fast forward to December 16, 1773, a group of colonists, disguising themselves as Mohawk Indians to avoid identification, boarded three British ships – the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver – anchored in Boston Harbor. Their objective: to protest the Tea Act.

These individuals, known as the Sons of Liberty, proceeded to dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor, sending a clear message of defiance to British authority. Primary sources, such as George Hewes' detailed accounts, provide a firsthand look at the events of that night. Additionally, the "Tea Destroyed" account published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on January 20, 1774, captures the immediate aftermath.

The Boston Tea Party was no casual affair; it was a calculated act of resistance that fueled the flames of revolution. This event underscored the growing divide between the American colonies and the British crown, laying the groundwork for the larger conflict that would follow.
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Francis AKELEY (ACKLEY) (1731, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 19 June 1775, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Nathaniel BARBER (18 March 1728, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 14 October 1787, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Henry BASS (9 March 1740, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 5 June 1813, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Joseph BASSETT (3 September 1749, Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA (East Sandwich) (Forestdale) - 6 March 1817, Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA (East Sandwich) (Forestdale))
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Adam, Jr. BEALS (3 November 1754, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA - 21 July 1834, St Albans, Vermont, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas BOLTER (23 April 1735, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 26 August 1811, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  David BRADLEE (24 November 1742, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 10 March 1811, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Samuel BRADLEE & Mary ANDRUS (ANDREWS))

Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Josiah BRADLEE (24 March 1754, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 2 October 1798, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Samuel BRADLEE & Mary ANDRUS (ANDREWS))

Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Nathaniel BRADLEE (16 February 1746, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 8 May 1813, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Samuel BRADLEE & Mary ANDRUS (ANDREWS))

Boston Tea Party  female ancestor  Sarah BRADLEE (24 December 1740, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 9 November 1835, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
(Samuel BRADLEE & Mary ANDRUS (ANDREWS))

Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas BRADLEE (4 December 1744, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - October 1805, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Samuel BRADLEE & Mary ANDRUS (ANDREWS))

Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Seth Ingersoll BROWNE (8 July 1750, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - 9 March 1809, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Benjamin BURTON (9 December 1749, Cushing, Maine, USA - 24 May 1835, Warren, Maine, USA)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Nicholas CAMPBELL (CAMBELL) (24 December 1732, Zebbug, Gozo and Comino, Malta - 21 July 1829, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas CHASE (10 April 1739, Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA - 17 May 1787, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John COCHRAN (24 June 1749, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1839, Belfast, Maine, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Gilbert COLESWORTHY (23 December 1744, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 1818, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Adam COLLSON (3 August 1738, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 16 February 1798, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Daniel COOLIDGE (23 October 1741, Weston, Massachusetts, USA - 23 February 1822, Rome, New York, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Joseph COOLIDGE (18 June 1730, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 19 April 1775, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel COOLIDGE (28 December 1741, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 22 August 1821, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel COOPER (13 June 1757, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 19 August 1840, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas CRAFTS (1740, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 1799, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John CRANE (7 December 1744, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 21 August 1805, , Maine, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Obadiah CURTIS (1724, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA* - 1811, )
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Amasa DAVIS (1745, - 1825, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Robert DAVIS (1747, - 1798, )
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Joseph EATON (1760, - 1825, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Benjamin EDES (14 October 1732, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA* - 11 December 1803, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas FRACKER (2 June 1751, - 7 September 1825, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John FULTON (1736, - 9 November 1790, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John GAMMELL (1751, - 1828, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel GORE (1751, - 1831, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Moses GRANT (1751, - 1817, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Nathaniel GREENE (1742, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket) - , )
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel HAMMOND (2 February 1748, Newton, Massachusetts, USA - 11 January 1842, Wardsboro, Vermont, USA (South, West) (Wardsboro Center))
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  George Robert Twelves HEWES (25 August 1742, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 5 November 1840, Richfield Springs, New York, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John HICKS (1725, - 19 April 1775, Arlington, Massachusetts, USA (West Cambridge))
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel HOBBS (1750, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale) - , )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  John HOOTON (4 September 1754, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 15 September 1844, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Samuel HOWARD (HAYWARD) (1752, , Massachusetts, USA - 1797, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Edward Compton HOWE (1742, - September 1821, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Jonathan HUNNEWELL (1759, - 1842, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Richard HUNNEWELL (1713, , Virginia, USA - 1805, )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Richard, Jr. HUNNEWELL (1757, - , )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Thomas HUNSTABLE (1753, - , )
Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Abraham HUNT (2 June 1748, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 5 December 1793, )
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Daniel INGERSOLL (1750, - 17 October 1829, Keene, New Hampshire, USA)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  David KINNISON (17 November 1736, Old Kingston, Maine, USA - 25 February 1851, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
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Boston Tea Party  male ancestor  Joseph LEE (1744, - 16 February 1831, )
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