York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P006A.pdf)
�and report of said Committee or the Major part of them Notes made to the Legislative Authority of the said Commonwealth and passed into an Act or Resolve to the End it may be binding and conclusive between the Several Proprietors above mentioned and the Land Commonwealth - and this Propriety do hereby Agree to submit to, and abide by the Determination and report of said Committee --Also Voted that the Honible Tristan Dalton Esq
Jonathan Mason Jun Esq Col Josiah Waters and John Avery Jun (and any two of them to make a Quorum) be and they are hereby appointed agents of this Propriety to represent us before the Committee above named and to defend and Support our aforesaid Claim --And Also Voted if it should so happen that in
fencing the Boundary Lines between any of the Proprietors aforesaid ascertaining their several Claims or between the Land belonging to the Commonwealth and said Proprietors, that if either Claim shall take any other Proprietors Possession or any Persons Legally settled and under such Proprietors, such persons shall not be disturbed, but shall hold the Lot where he has settled paying the Proprietors who it may fall to, a reasonable Consideration thereupon without taking any Advantage of his Improvement in the price of the same; and in case they cannot agree as to the value the Parties consent the Same [?] determined by three Suitable persons then appointed by the Parties or the Committee aforesaid; provided the other Claimers as aforementioned adopt the same vote jointly with us --Vote That the Clerk of this Propriety be and he
hereby is desired to revue the Several Proprietors holding Land under Samuel Small and the
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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