York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P012B.pdf)
�in July being the s7' day of July next which was agreed to -- Then Voted to adjourn this meeting to Tuesday the 2d day of July next Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 7 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
Tuesday July 2d 1782 the Proprietors of a certain Tract of Land Laying in the late Province of Maine holden under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston deceased met According to adjournment at the Coffee House in Boston Present Hon'ble William Phillips Esq Moderator His Honor Thomas Cushing Esq SN William Powell, SN Jona Mason Col Josiah Waters
Voted that agents be appointed to appear the 7th July Inst before the Hon'ble Jedediah Prebble. Jonathan Greenleaf, David Sewall Esq and John Lewis + William Lithgow Esq a Committee appointed by the General Court to exhibit the Claims of the Proprietors Land holden under Bridget Phillips and to Support the Same and that the Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq and Josiah Waters jun or either of them be and they hereby are appointed Agents for this Purpose and that the Committee be and hereby are Authorized, empowered and requested to quiet Such Persons as have set down and made Improvements on the Prop'tors Land by executing in the Name and behalf of the Proprietors Deeds of bargain and take with warranty against all persons claiming under Us or our Heirs to all such settlers of such Tracts of Lands as they have made Improvement upon not exceeding one hundred Acres to any one Settler: upon their paying
Description: Proprietor's Record Book (1768-1807), York County, District of Maine, belonging to Colonel Josiah Waters of Boston and referencing estate of Bridget Phillips of Boston.
See map relating to estate of Bridget Phillips from same Record Book (314264-I002).
The land which comprises the present town of Waterboro was originally a part of a large tract of land which was purchased by Major William Phillips who died in Boston in 1683. By his last will, he bequeathed his lands to his widow Bridget and sons Samuel and William. Under the Wills of his sons, the title to the territory passed to 10 Proprietors, one of whom was Col. Josiah Waters, and for whom the town was named. Josiah Waters purchased most of the land from the other nine proprietors. The remainder of the land was divided into lots and sold to settlers.
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