York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P025B.pdf)
�In Pursuance of the foregoing Letter a meeting of the Said Proprietors was called by a notification inserted in the Boston Gazette three weeks successively, to be held at the Admiral Vernon Tavern in Boston on the Second Day of January 1771At a meeting of the Proprietors of Land lying in the
Province of Maine holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston Widow decd at the Vernon head Tavern Boston Jan 2d 1771, being duly warnedPresent Mr Cushing Mr Phillips Mr Marsh Dr Warren
Mr Sanders and Mr AdamsVoted that Thomas Cushing Esq be Moderator
of this MeetingVoted that the Proprietors will dispose of the two
Townships ordered to be laid out by a vote passed the 14th of June 1770Voted that Cole Sparhawk and Mr David Sewal
be and they hereby are desired to treat with any person or persons who may be disposed to purchase the aforesaid Townships or either of them; and that the moderator be desired by Letter to acquaint them, that the Terms agreed to by the purchasers of Cole Fogg Township are agreeable to the Proprietors: But they leave it to them to agree upon better Terms if they may be able. The said Cole Sparhawk + Mr Sewal to report their Proceedings to the proprietors assoon as may beVoted that so much of the Money arising from
the Sale of the aforementioned Townships, as shall be necessary, be appropriated to defray such Charges as may arise and the Remainder if any to be deposit -ed in the hand, of a Treasurer to appointedUpon a Motion the Question was put, Whether
the Proprietors will now make Choice of a Treasurer and passed in the AffirmativeThen the Proprietors made Choice of William
Phillips Esq to be their TreasurerVoted that one Sixty fourth part in Cash of the
aforesaid Townships be granted for the use of the first or second minister of a Congregation at Church Phase[?] + called to [?] + his Heirs forever provided he had continue such minister for the Space of Seven years from his Settlement until sooner removed by
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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