York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P005B.pdf)
�Tuesday the 28th of Aug 1781 the Proprietors of a certain Tract of Land Laying in the Province of Maine holden under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston deceased met According to adjournment at the Coffee House in Boston
Present SN! Jonathan Mason Jun. Honible Jereh Powell Col. Josiah Waters SN! William Powell SN! William Phillips Col Henry Bromfield SN! John Avery Jun. SN! Cowen Brown
[?] of the doingd of a meeting of the Proprietors called the [?] Proprietor, (claiming and holding lands in the County of York Aug 6th. 1781 was communicated to the Proprietors which was read and the said Proprietors thereupon voted to adopt Similar Measures which are as follows -Whereas diverse Constructions have been
made respecting the right, Title, Boundaries, Quantity and Extent Land in the County of York claimed by the Proprietor holding Land under the Will of Bridget Phillips - the Proprietors Claiming Land under the Heirs of Francis Small and the Proprietors claiming Land under Majoer Nicholas Shapleigh by diverse Antient[?] Deeds - And the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the heirs of Liz Ferdinando gorge[?] a for the Amicable Settlement to which its [?] voted that Col Josiah Waters be and he hereby is appointed, impowered and dirested to apply to the General Court of the Commonwealth aforesaid requesting Them to authorize and Impower the Honible Jedidiah Prebble Esq the Honible Jonathan Greenleaf Esq the Honible David Sewall Esq. John Lewis Esq + William Lithgow Esq (a Committee of the General Court appointed by a Resolve of the 2d March last ascertain the Lands of the Commonwealth and to examine an Opinionate[?] Claims) Thereas and finally to ascertain determine and establish the right Title and boundary Lines of the several Claims aforesaid - The Determine
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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