York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P019B.pdf)
�Suffolks Boston Sept 7th 1779This may certify that John Avery
jun was sworn into the Office of Clerk P.T. to the Proprietors of certain Lands holden under Bridget Phillips in the Absence of Daniel Marsh standing Clerk -- Before me Thomas Cushing Just of Peace
Tuesday the 7th day of September 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 and further adjourned to Monday the 25th of Nov next then to meet at the Coffee House 6 OClock P.M. --John Avery jun Prop. Clerk P. Tem.
John Avery jun Prop. Clerk P. T.
Thursday the 25th day of Novem - 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 Thomas Cushing, Hon'ble Saml Adams Esq and John Avery jun Voted - that the Hon'ble Thomas Cushing Esq be Moderator of this meeting P. Tem -- Voted to adjourn to Thursday next at 6 OClock P.M. then to meet at this Place and the meeting was Accordingly Adjourned
Thursday the 2d day of December 1779 the Proprietors aforesaid met according to adjournment at the Coffee House in Boston -- Present the Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell, Thomas Cushing Esq and John Avery jun Voted to adjourn to Morrow Evening at 6 OClock P.M. then to meet at this Place and the meeting was Accordingly Adjourned.John Avery jun Prop. Clerk P. Tem.
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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