York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P016A.pdf)
� Present Hon'ble William Phillips Esq Moderator His Honor Thomas Cushing Esq Hon Jeremiah Powell Esq SN Gowen Brown Rev Sn Lothrop agent for SN Cheekley, Col Josiah Waters SN Jonathan Webb + John Avery jun
Voted to Call a new meeting of 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 for the purpose of transacting certain Matters mentioned in an Act passed the General Court the 30th of October last -- Voted That a Committee be appointed to consider the purposes necessary to call a meeting of the Proprietors of the Land aforesaid and that his Honor Thomas Cushing Esq Col Josiah Waters be and hereby are appointed a Committee for this Purpose Voted that Sewall Esq surveyor of York be and hereby is appointed aSurveyor of the Land aforesaid Voted that the Clerk of this Propriety desire the Attendance of judge Sewall at the next adjournment
Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 19th of Nov! Ins! Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is accordingly adjournedJohn Avery jun Prop. Clerk
Tuesday Nov 19th 1782 The Proprietors met agreeably to the adjournment - Present SN Gowen Brown Moderator P. Tem. SN Jonathan Webb + John Avery jun and Voted Voted to adjourn to Fryday the 22d Inst to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M.John Avery jun Prop. Clerk
Fryday 22 Novem 1782 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
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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