York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P006B.pdf)
�Heirs of Francis Small and Major Nicholas Shapleigh and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the Heirs of Sir Ferdinando Gorge with copies of the above vote -- Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 26th of September next at 5 OClock P.M. Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston and the meeting was accordingly adjourned --John Avery jun Esq Proprietors Clerk
Tuesday 26th Sept 1781 the Proprietors of a certainTract of Land Laying in the Province of Maine holden under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston deceased met According to adjournment Present William Phillips Esq [?] William Powell Josiah Waters William Phillips jun John Avery jun Voted that Honibl William Phillips Esq be Moderator at this meeting Pro Tempore - Voted that this meeting be [?] and it is hereby [?] accordingly The following is a letter from Several of the Proprietors to the Clerk requesting him to call a meeting --Boston August 29th 1781
SirWe the Subscribers Proprietors of a
Tract of Land Laying in the late Province of Maine now County of York, holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips, late of Boston deceased, desire you would Advertize a meeting of the Proprietors of said Land as soon as may be for the following purposes. [?]To Choose a Moderator To Choose an Agent of Agents to prosecute and defend
Suits that may be commenced for or against said Proprietors, and to regain the Possession of such Lands as have been taken up and possessed by Transfers and tortious Enterers[?] ----To Vote and agree upon some speedy and certain Method
for fixing, vetting and determining the Limits and Bounds of the Proprietors Lands, or any other Person, propriety, or the Commonwealth, if they think proper and to appoint an Agent of Agents for that special Intent and purposes --To vote and raise such Sum or Sums of Money as may
be needfull to pay and discharge the Charges that have already arisen, and to choose suitable persons to Assess and effect the Same --
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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