York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P005A.pdf)
�the Proprietors Clerk Laid before the Proprietors a Resolve passed to General Court of this Commonwealth the first Instant appointing a Committee to examine the claims of the unappropriated Lands in this Commonwealth - upon which it was moved and Seconded - that an agent be appointed to appear before the Committee appointed by the General Court to exhibit the Claims of the Proprietors Land holden under Bridget Phillips and to support the same and that Mr Josiah Waters Jun. be and he hereby is appointed Agent for this Purpose - Voted to adjourn to the 28th day of August next, Tuesday Evening, Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordingly -John Avery Jun P. Clerk
[180 degree rotation]Suffolks Boston April 2d 1770
This may certify that Thomas Cushing Esq and William Phillips Esq were sworn into the office of Clerk to the Proprietors of this Propriety in the absence of Mr Samuel Adams Standing ClerkByme Belcher Noyes Justice of Peace
mem William Phillips Esq paid one shilling + sixpence to D NoyesCommonwealth of Massachusetts, March 9th 1769
Then John Avery Junr. Esq made solemn Oath, that he will faithfully discharge and execute the duties of the office of Clerk, to the Proprietor, claiming lands in the County of York under the Will of Bridget Philips, according to the Best of his abilities Before meDavid Sewall Justice of Peace thro' ought the Common th of Massachusetts
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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