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York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P022B.pdf)

�At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Lands, mentioned in the foregoing Petition, in Pursuance of the Warrant above mentioned, at Vernon Head in Boston June 14 1769

Voted that Samuel Adams be the Proprietors Clerk -- And

he was sworn according to Law before Nath Sparhawk esq a Justice of the Peace throughout the Province

Voted that Nath Sparhawk Esq be + hereby is desired to

receive the Claims + enquire into + state the Proportion of these several Claimants Rights to the Tracts of Land in the late Province of Maine divid by the last Will + Testament of Bridget Phillips to her four Children Peleg Sanford Samuel Phillips William Phillips + Eliphet Stretton, And that he be empowered to employ such Person or Persons as he shall judge capable of advising him in said Business

Voted that Nath Sparhawk be + hereby is fully empowered

to take Advice of any Person or Persons learned in the Law; and upon such Advice in Behalf of the Proprietors to bring Writs of Trespass + Ejectment against any Person of Persons who have trespassed or may here after trespass on the Lands belonging to the Proprietors, or who have unlawfully entered or may here after unlawfully enter on the same or any Part thereof

Then the meeting was adjourned to Wednesday the Eighth Day of November next ensuing to meet at this place at Six o'Clock P.M.

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.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1768-1807

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