York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P010A.pdf)
�Friday Feb s1 1782 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 Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq Moderator P. Temp His Honor Thomas Cushing Esq Col Josiah Waters and John Avedry jun Voted That his Honor Thomas Cushing Esq be a Committee to draught a Letter to the Hon'ble Benj Chadbourne Esq requesting he would attend the Proprieters of the Land aforesaid to join with said Proprieters in their application to the Committee appointed by the General Court in May last to draw the line between the Proprieters holding under Shapleigh, the Commonwealth and the Proprietoers of Bridget Phillips and if he cannot attend that he would empower some person to Act in said Office and to report at the next meeting
Voted to adjourn to Wednesday the 6th day of Feby inst Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordingly
Wednesday Feby 6th 1782 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 Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq Moderator P. Temp. Col Josiah Waters + John Avery jun
His Honor Thos Cushing reported a Draught of a Letter to the Hon'ble Benjamin Chadbourne Esq which was laid before the Committee and was read + Accepted and is as follows --Sir The Proprietors under Bridget Phillips have lately had a
meeting with the Com'ttee of the Gen. Court relative to their Lands of the Eastward, they find there is no prospect of the Claimants under the Smalls submitting the affair to the determination of the Com'ttee and therefore the Claimants under Phillips have agreed inbase
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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