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York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P008A.pdf)

�Monday October 8th 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 at the Coffee House in Boston Present the Hon'ble William Phillips Moderator

Thomas Cushing Esq SN William Powell, SN Cowen Brown, Col Josiah Waters John Avery jun

Hon'ble Col Chadbourne and SN Small attended the meeting of the Proprietors agreeable to their Desire and after discussing the Proprietors Claims, it was proposed that Deacon Small Consult the Propriety of the Heirs of Samuel Small when he returns Home in Order to determine whether Said Proprietors will agree to an Amicable Settlement as hath been proposed and thereupon it was moved that Deacon Small be Desired to consult with said Proprietors Accordingly, As Then the Proprietors Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 30th day of October Instant Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordingly

John Avery jun Propr. Clerk

Tuesday October 30th 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 The Hon'ble William Phillips Esq

SN Gowen Brown, Col Josiah Waters + John Avery jun Voted to take under Consideration the expediency of sending one or more Agents at the next adjournment to view the Lands belonging to the Propriety in the Province of Main Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 6th day of November next Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordingly

John Avery jun Propr. Clerk

Tuesday Nov. 6 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 The Hon'ble William Phillips Esq

SN Gowen Brown, Col Josiah Waters, SN Jonathan Mason and John Avery jun Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 20th day of November next 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

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.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1768-1807

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