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York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P025A.pdf)

�laid out near the middle thereof, leaving suitable + convenient Roads to be four Rods wide; and that a plan thereof be returned to the Proprietors

Voted that the Hon Nath Sparhawk and

David Sewal Esq be empowered to settle the Lines with the propritors under Mohegins Deed and with the proprietors of Box Hall

Voted that this meeting be further adjourned

till the 2 Monday in August next

The following is a letter from a number of the Proprietors to the Clerk requesting him to call a meeting

Boston December 7 1770


We the subscribers Proprietors of a Tract of Land

Lying in the Province of Maine, holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston deceased, desire you would advertize a meeting of the Proprietors of said Land assoon as may be for the following Purpose

To raise money to defray such charges as said Proprietors

have been and may be at; and to chuse officers for asepting + collecting the same

To grant such Tract or Tracts to Settlers to those upon

such Conditions + Limitations as shall be appointed

To determine upon what Encouragement the Proprietors

will give toward the Settlement of one or more Townships

To appropriate any Quantity of Land within such

Townships as are already laid out or may hereafter be laid out, for particular purposes.

To authorize some person or persons to settle the Bounda-

-ries with such person or proprietors as own Land con- -tiguous to any part of said Propriety

To appoint one or more persons to admit Settlers as

shall from time to time be though necessary in the Name and Behalf of said Proprietors

To appoint an Agent or Agents to prosecute Trespassers

and do such other matters as shall be thought to be advan -tageous We are sir your humble Servants Mr Saml Adams Wm Phillips Advisory[?] Clerk to the Proprietors Abigail Bromfield above named SN Brown

Dan Marsh Lyers to Bev Thos Sheppard Joseph Warren a doctor to the Chale[?] of Hash[?] Wheelwright Edward Lad Landry Thomas Cushing

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.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1768-1807

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