York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P017B.pdf)
� Commonwealth of MassachusettsBoston Sept 15 1789
Then John Avery Jun made solemn Oath that he will faithfully discharge and execute the duties of the Office of Clerk to the Proprietors of the Common and un= =divided Lands in the Late Province of Maine in the County of York under Samuel Phillips, and William Phillips, according to the best of his abilitiesbefore me John Avery jun Peace
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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