Edward Proctor was a prominent citizen and military officer of Boston, born in 1733. He was an importer of West India goods at the “Schooner” market on Fish Street. In addition to participating in the Boston Tea Party he was also an active patriot, was placed on the committee to obtain the resignation of the consignees of the tea, and he commanded the boarding party of the “Dartmouth” the night of the tea protest. In 1756, he joined the “Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company”, was a member of the committees of correspondence and safety, joined the St. Andrew’s Lodge as Freemason, was Junior Grand Warden of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge, acted as a firewarden, and as an Overseer of the Poor. He died November 1811 at the age of 78 in Boston.
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