York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P013A.pdf)
�such Consideration for said Land as the Value of said Land were previous to any Improvements being made by said Settlers and any Improvements being made by said Settlers and also in the same Manner and Proportion to all other Persons who May be desirous of settling upon said Land for the improvement and further Settlement thereupon --- Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 27th day of Augl 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 Aug 27 the Proprietors of a certain Tract of Land Laying in the 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 ModeratorHis Honor Thomas Cushing Esq SN Gowen Brown Col Josiah Waters
Voted to adjourn to Morrow Evening to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 7 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
28 The Proprietors met agreeably to the AdjourmentPresent Hon'ble William Phillips Esq Hon Saml Adams + Jerem' Powell Esq SN William Powell Col Josiah Waters John Avery jun
Col Waters reported to the Proprietors the Subject of his Agency and informed them of the Determination of the Hon'ble General Courts Committee respecting the Boundaries of Phillips Claim on this side the Little Ossepee [?] from the NW Corner of Sanford to the little Ossepee with half the Pieces of Ossapee to Saco River and along Saco to the Head of Biddeford from there to Sanford Voted to adjourn to Monday the twenty third day of Septem next Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 7 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
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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