York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P023A.pdf)
�At a Meeting of the Proprietors at Vernon Head in Boston by Adjournment on Wednesday Nov 8th 1769Nath Sparhawk Esq the Moderator being absent
Voted that Thomas Cushing Esq be Moderator pro temporeUpon a Motion made the Meeting was further
adjourned to Thursday the 16 Instant to meet at this place at six o'Clock P.M.--At a Meeting of the Proprietors at Vernon Head in Boston
on Thursday the 16 Novem according to adjournment Voted that this Meeting be further adjourned till tomorrow at Six o'Clock P.M. then to be held at this Place and the meeting was accordingly adjournedAt a meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment at
Vernon Head Nov 17 1769Present Cole Sparhawk for himself and William
Pepperell Esq Andrew Oliver jun Esq and Tristram Dalton Esq Mr Cushing W Phillips for all Abigail Bromfield + Mr AdamsVoted that this Company be henceforth called by the
Name of the Proprietors of Land, in the late Province of Maine holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston Widow decVoted that Cole Sparhawk + Mr Adams be desired to
take the Advice of any Person or Persons learned in the Law + report at the next Adjournment Then the Meeting was adjourned to Thursday next at this place at Six Clock P.M.
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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