York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P012A.pdf)
�Friday 3d of May the Proprietors met According to adjournment -- Present SN Gowen Brown Mod P. Tem.Col Josiah Waters John Avery jun
Voted to adjourn to Friday the 10th day of May Inst Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
Friday May 10th 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 Same Members as before -- Voted to adjourn to Tuesday the 4th day of June next Then to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 6 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
Tuesday June 4th 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 Mr. Phillips Moderator Hon'ble Thomas Cushing + Jeremiah Powell Esq SN Brown Col Josiah Waters and John Avery jun
The Hon'ble Benjamin Chadbourne Esq agent for the Shapleigh Propriety was present being desired by the Proprietors as Also the Hon'ble Jed Prebble Esq one of the Committee appointed by the General Court to ascertain the Land of the Commonwealth and to examine and has such Claims in A Letter from Samuel Small, agent, to the Clerk was read leaving the Matter of the Propriety of the Heirs of Samuel Small to the decision of the Courts written The Hon'ble SN Prebble was desired appoint a meeting of the Committee to note by the Several Proprietors of Lands in the County of York to meet them on the 3d Wednesday
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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