York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P022A.pdf)
�in the afternoon; then + there to chuse a Moderator and Clerk; and to appoint a Committee is all in Behalf of the Proprietors, more especially in providing all such Persons as have trespassed or may have often trespassed upon said Land, either by erecting Houses Mills or other Buildings or by making Strips or Waste thereon; to joyn with any other of the desires of the said Bridget Phillips or any other Persons in ascertainning the Bound, of the aforesaid Tracts of Land, and in General to transact all Matters + things, that shall be judged for the Benefit + Advantage of the Proprietors -- Nash SparhawkWm Pepperell by his Attorney Nash Sparhawk A Oliver Saml Adams Thos Cushing A Bromfield Province of Massachusetts Bay
seal [word seal in a circle]To Andrew Oliver Esq a subscriber of the above written
Petition and one of the principal Proprietors of the Common Land, therein mentionedGreeting --
In Compliance with the foregoing Request you are in his Majestys Name hereby required to to notify + warn the Proprietors of said Lands in time + manner as the Law directs, to meet at the time + place + for the purposes in said Petition mentionedGiven under my hand + seal this 22 day of April
1769 + in the Ninth year of his Majestys ReignL. Danforth Justiice of the Peace throughout the Province
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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