York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P023B.pdf)
�At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Land in the late Province of Maine holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston Widow dec, by Adjournment at Vernon Head in Boston on Thursday the 23 of Nov 1769Present Cole Sparhawk for himself and Andrew Oliver jun Esq William
Pepperell Esq + Tristram Dalton Esq - Mr Secretary Oliver Mr Cushing Doctor Warren Mr Tyler W Phillips for Mrs Bromfield + Mr AdamsVoted that the Hon Nathaniel Sparhawk be + hereby is appointed
Agent for the Proprietors; more especially to perambulate the Lines + renew the Possession of said Land; to prevent the cutting of Wood Timber or any other kind of Lumber, or the committing any kind of Trespass on any part of said Lands; to prosecute in the Law such Person or Persons as have trespassed or may hereafter trespass, or have entered or may hereafter enter unlawfully on said Land or any Part thereof, or otherwise to compound + settle such Matter of Trespass or unlawful [?] as he shall judge equitable. And that the Clerk be + and hereby is empowered to sign + execute a Power of Attorney to the said Nathaniel Sparhawk Esq in the name + Behalf of the Proprietors accordinglyThen the Meeting was adjourned to the 15th of Feb
next to meet at this Place at 6 o'Çlock P.M. --At a meeting of the above mentioned Proprietors at the
Vernon Head Feb 15 1770 according to AdjournmentVoted that this meeting be further adjourned to
the 21st Day of March next, then to meet at this Place at 6 o'Clock PM --
At a Meeting of the Above mentioned Proprietors at the Vernon Head March 21 1770Thomas Cushing was Chosen Moderator + also Clerk P Tempore
Voted this meeting be adjourned to 30 March Instant then to meet at this Place at 6 Clock P.M.attest Thomas Cushing Clerk [?]
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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