York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P008B.pdf)
�Tuesday November 20 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 Moderator His Honor Thomas Cushing Esq + Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq SN Gowen Brown, Col Josiah Waters jun SN William Phillips jun Jonathan Mason + John Avery jun
The Proprietors took under Consideration the expediency of sending over more Agents to view the Lands in the late Province of Maine belonging to the Propriety and thereupon Vote that a Committee be appointed for said purpose and that the Committee be and hereby are Authorized, impowered and requested to quiet such Persons as have set down and made Improvements to the Proprietors Lands by executing in the Name and behalf of the Proprietors Deeds of bargain and Sale with Warranty against all Persons claiming under Us or our Heirs to all such Settlers of such Tracts of Land as they have Made Improvements upon not exceeding one hundred Acres to any one settler; upon their paying such Consideration for said Land as the Value of said Land were previous to any Improvements being made by said Settlers; And also in the same Manner and Proportion to all other persons who may be desirous of settling upon said Land for the Im= provement and further Settlement thereof --
Voted that Col Josiah Waters + John Avery jun or either of them be a Committee for the purpose aforesaid and Said Committee be and they are hereby impowered to appoint an Agent to present all Trespassers upon said Land if they shall think it necessary --
Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the first day of January next Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery jun Propr. 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.
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