York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P013B.pdf)
�Monday Sept 23d 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 William Phillips Esq ModeratorHis Honor Thomas Cushing Esq Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq Hon'ble Tristram Dalton Esq Col Josiah Waters John Avery jun
Voted - That the Proprietors take under Consideration that part of the Land sett off by the Hon'ble Committee of the General Court to the Shapleighs Propriety which belongs to the Phillips - What Sum is necessary to be given by the Said Shapleighs Propriety - The Committee supposed there was about five thousand Acres ---
Voted that a Committee be appointed to agree + determine with the Hon'ble Benjamin Chadbourne Agent for the Shapleighs upon the Sum necessary to be given for said Land and that his Honor Thomas Cushing, Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq + The Clerk be a Committee for this Purpose -- and that the Committee act their Own Judgement respecting this Matter ---
Voted that the Proprietors pay their Proportion of the Expence of the Hon'ble General Courts Committee going to the County of York to settle the right. Title and boundary Lines of the Several Claims --
Voted to adjourn to Morrow Evening to meet at the Coffee House in Boston at 7 OClock P.M. and said meeting is adjourned accordinglyJohn Avery P. Clerk
Tuesday Septem 24th 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 William Phillips Esq ModeratorHis Honor Thomas Cushing Esq Hon'ble Jeremiah Powell Esq Col Josiah Waters John Avery jun
The Committee appointed the last Evening to agree with Hon'ble Benjamin Chadbourne + James Sullivan Esq agents to the Shapleigh Propriety
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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