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YORK DEEDS



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BOOK XVI II



I'LBLISIIED FOR THE STATE HY



E. C. BOW LEU,



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BETHEL, MAINE.
1910.



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THi: isil.VYORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOn, LHNCX AfSO
T<LDEN F' ' sUATlONt.



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CONTENTS.



Resolve <


OF Legislature .


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Register'


s Certificate .


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Errata


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York Deeds . (Folios 1 — 285) .


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11—654


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I:


Grantors


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II.


Grantees . .


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III.


Depositions


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IV.


Persons


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V.


PlacEvS .


. Paires


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RESOLVE OF LEGISLATURE.



IN RELATION TO THE EARLY YORK DEEDS-



Itesolvedj That E. C. Bowler, agreeing to supervise the
copying, attesting, editing, indexing and publishing of vol-
ume's seventeen and eighteen of the public records of this
state in the registry of deeds for York County, in the same
manner as volumes fifteen and sixteen, published under the
resolve approved January twenty-nine, nineteen hundred
and seven, the governor and council shall purchase for the
state four hundred and fifty copies of each said volumes at
four dollars and twenty-five cents per volume ; and the
state librarian shall cause one copy of each volume to be
placed in each registry of deeds in this state, and the re-
maining copies to be distributed or exchanged at the discre-
tion of said librarian.

Approved March 19, 1909.




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REGISTER'S CERTIFICATE.



State of Maine.



County of York, ss:

This may certify that the following printed volume i.s a
true copy of the eighteenth book of records (marks ex-
cepted) of the Registry of Deeds for this county ; that I
have read and conn)ared the same with the original records,
and that all accidental variations that have' been detected arc
noted in the table of errata on the following page.
Attest :

otocrUJXxruJL \Sr\JOfucAi/±r

Register of Deeds for York County.



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ERRATA.



Page
Page
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I*age
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Page
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112 1
140 I
244 1
381 1
472 I
41)8 I
511 1
543 1
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543 1
558 1
599 1



no 2 for Anno it read Annoq.

ne 39 for 2>ec" read Dec^

lie 4 for Waymth read Waymoth,

ne 1(3 for afovse^ read afores'K

ne 12 for covevant read covenant.

ne 2S for Content read Consent,

ne 28 after whatsoever read to.

ne 35 under witnesses after Mather read, Byles

e Byles Sarah.

ne 37 under signatures omit Byles Sarah.

ne 30 for Achnan'^'^ read Admin^.

ne 38 for Kennebec read Kennebeck.



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YORK DEEDS.



BOOKXTUI. 3«



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[1] To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet-
ing Know Ye that I John Conner & Sarah
John Coner Conner my Wife in the Town of Berwick in
To ye County of York in the Province of the

Jas Pike Massachusetts Bay in New England for & in
y« Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings
to us in Hand paid before the ensealing hereof by James
Piko of Summersworth in^NewJHampsh"^ Clerk to our full
Satisfaction & Content have given granted & sold & Do by
these Presents for ourselves our Heirs Exec" & Admin"
give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him y«
s<* James Pike his Heirs & Assigns forever all that Land or
all our Right & Title to y« Land given to Nich<> Turbet or
to us his lawful Heirs or that shall ever be given to us,
upon the Ace* of his being in the Narraganset Fight by y«
Great and General Court of the aforesaid Province of the
Massachusetts Bay in New England To have & to hold the
above granted & bargained Premisses Together with all y*
Priviledges Profits & Appurces to y« same belonging or in
any wise Appertaining to him the said James Pike his
Heirs & Assigns forever And we the s* John Conner &
Sarah Conner do for our selves our Heirs Exec" & Admin"
covenant & grant to & with the s* James Pike that we are
the true & lawful Owners of all y® above granted & bar-
gained Premisses & that we have in our selves full Power to
good Right & lawful Authority to make this sale & Aliena-
tion & that the aboves*^ James Pike & his Heirs & Assigns
shall from Time to Time & at all Times forever hereafter
have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the above granted &
bargained premisses Together with all y" Profits and Privi-
ledges to the same belonging without any lawful Lett Denial
Molestation or Interuption by us the s** John Conner &
Sarah Conner our Heirs Exec" or Admin" & from any
other Person or Persons whatso' In Witness whereof we
have hereunto set our Hand & Seals this Third Day of July
in Seventeen hundred & thirtv & in the fourth Year Year of



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12 Book XVUI, Fol. 1.

his Maj*y» Reign George y* Second of great Britain France
& Ireland Defend' of faith &c

John Conner (*Seai)

ber

Sarah X Conner (•seai)

mark

Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presence of

Rachel Winsworth Rebecca Nock
York ss/ John Conner & Sarah Conner his wife Person-
ally appeared before me the Subscriber this twenty eight
Day of Decerab' 1735 & acknowledge^ this above written
Instrum^ to be their voluntary Act & Deed

before John Hill J Peace
A true Copy of the Orig* rec^ Feb: 16, 1735/6

Att* Jer. Moulton Reg*



This may Certifie whom it may Concern thati Josiah Smith

of Newbury in the County of Essex & Prov-

Joslah Smith ince of y* Massachusetts Bay in New Engl*

To Joyner for & in Consideration of y« sum of

Jos. Flke twenty Five Shillings to me in Hand paid by

Joseph Pike jun' of the Town &** aboves*

Joyner have & Do hereby give grant & quitclaim forever

^ unto the s* Joseph Pike his Heirs &® all my

^ <? ® w Right Title or Interest which I have or might

^ ^ a i claim unto any Lands Laid out or shall be

U-. M "^ ^ Laid out at any Time to my Uncle Thomas

I* 3^ » I? Smith of Newbury aboves* as he my s* Uncle

JJ3 S o"*^ was one of y« Soldiers in the Expeditions to

g ^ ^ Narragansett Signed Sealed Dated & Delivered

I g « this 13 Day of Nov' 1734 & in the Eighth

i ^ % Year of y* Reign of our Sovereign Lord

^ "^ s: George the Second King of great Britain &®

<g S §^ Josiah Smith (*Seai)

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in Presence of
Eliz* Dummer John Walker
Essex Nov' the 13 Day Anno Dom 1734 the within
named Josiah Smith Personally appeared & Acknowledged
this Instrum* to be his free Act & Deed

before me,
John Dummer J Peace
A true Copy of y« Orig* reC^ Feb. 16, 1735/6

Att' Jer. Moulton Reg"^



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Book XVIH, Fol. 2. 13

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet-
ing &« Know ye that I Samuel Averell of
Sami Averell Arundell in the County of York for & in
To Consideration of a certain Tract of Land

Jno Watson which I have of my Father in Law M' John
Watson of Arundell aforesaid & in said
County of York which is to my full Satisfaction & Content-
ment Have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed &
confirmed & Do by these Presents freely fully absolutely
give grant bargain aliene convey & confirm unto him the said
John Watson his Heirs & Assigns forever One Messuage or
Tract of Land situate lying & being in Arrundel afores**
Containing Forty One Acres which was a vote of the Pro-
prietors of Arrundel to Diyde all the Land on the upper
Road & was Laid out to myself bearing Date March the 11th
1730 & is Bounded as followcth by Benj* Haley on the
South & one the Highway running Seventeen Rods North
East then running South East keeping the same Breadth un-
till untill Forty one Acres is Compleated To have & to hold
the 8^ granted & bargained Premisses with the Appurces
Priviledges & Commodities to the same belonging or in any
wise Appertaining to him the s* John Watson his Heirs &
Assigns forever to his & their proper Use Benefit & Behoof
forever & that the s*^ John Watson his Heirs & Assigns
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times forever here-
after by force & virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably
& quietly^ have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s* de-
mised & bargained Premisses with the Appurces free & clear
& freely & clearly acquitted & discharged from all & all
msnnerof former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Joyn-
tures Dowers Thirds Furthermore I the s^ Sam" Averell for
me my Heirs Exec"^ Admin" do covenant & engage the
above demis* Premisses to him the s^ John Watson his Heirs
& Assigns ag* [2] the lawful Claims or Demands of any
Person or Persons to Warrant & secure & Defend from by
or under me the s** Sam^ Averell my Heirs or Assigns In
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this
fourth Day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
seven hundred & thirty two

Samuel Averel (*Seai)
Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us Witnesses
Jeremiah Storrer Dorothy Light
York 88 Wells March the 18 1735/6 Then Samuel Averel



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14 Book XVm, Fol. 2.

Personally appeared & Acknowledged this Instrument to be
his free Act & Deed

before Joseph Sayer J Peace
A true Copy of y« Orig^ rec* March 22<> 1735/6

Attest Jer Moulton Reg'



The Deposition of John Dal ol Salem in the County of
Essex aged Eighty Years Testifieth & Saith
Jno DaPs that he was at Arrowsick Island in the Eas-
Test For tern Parts when the Fort on said Island was

Tho Gent & taken by the Indians more than Fifty Years
Waltr PhUips since & he made his Escape & went over the
River to Sheepscott to the House of Thomas
Gents who then lived on Sheepscott great Neck so called
near the Point & from thence went over to Damarascotty
River to the House of Walter Phillips which House stood
on the Westerly side of the said River on a great Hill a lit-
tle below the lowest Falls & there was near to the said House
an Orchard & he then Informed said Phillips as he had done
Gent before that the Indians had taken the fort at Arrow-
sick & he Always Understood that the Houses & Land
whereon the said Gent & Phillips Lived was their proper
Estate & he was also informed that the said Walter Phillips
had before that made a Settlement down the River at a Place
called Winnigance which is near the Sea Side & further saith
he had been Sundry Times before at the Houses of the af ores**
Phillips & Gent & that James Smith Son in Law of said
Phillips lived in a House near to said Phillipss House

his

John X Dal

mark

Essex ss Salem March 12, 1734 Then John Dal Person-
ally appearing before us the Subscribers Daniel Epes &Tim
Lindall both Justices of y« Peace for the County of Essex &
both of Quorum & made Oath to the Truth of the above De-
position Taken in ppetuam rei memoriam

Timothy Lindall
Daniel Epes
A true Copy of y« Orig* rcc* May 4, 1736.

Attest Jer Moulton Reg'



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Book XVin, Fol. 2. 15

In the Year 1692/3 in Jan^r I Jonadab Waite went with
Cap* John March to Pemmaquid for to work \
Jonb Walte upon the Fort that was began to be Built there

Test in Septemb' following we went w**» a Gundalo '

up Dammaras Scota River for Oyster Shells on
Tho» Cox our Pilate a little below the Falls we saw an Or-
chard went into it & got apples our Pilate told us it was on
Phillips Orchard & that he had a very Large Tract of Land
there which he bought of the Indians he told us that in Phil- /
lips first Settle'd at the Lower End of his Purchase near to
a Place called by the Indians Wenegance from thence went
to the Falls & lived there untill ffie Warr broak out then
broak up & went to the Westward on the next December
toUowingl came home upon a Furlo from Ipswich I went to
Boston I called at M' Phillips at Salem Village & told him
1 was in his Orchard at Dammaras Scotta & got apples in
September after some discourse he told me he did not first
settle where his orchard then was but at the lower End of
his Land near to a Place called by y* Indians Wenegance
because he might be near the sea

Jonadab Waite

Essex Newbury 29 1735 Jonadab Wiate the Subscriber to
the above written AflSdavit Personally appeared before us
the Subscribers two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace
for y« County of Essex & of the Quorum & made Oath to
the Truth of the above written AflSdavit taken in ppetuam
rei Memoriam

John Wainwright Charles Peirce

A true Copy of the Original Coram Receiv* May 4, 1736.

Attest Jer. Moulton Reg'



Know all Men by these Presents that I Nathan" Kene of
Kittery in the County of York within his Maj-
Nathi Keen esties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New
To England Yeoman for & in Conside* of the Sura

Jos Holt of Ten Pounds to me in Hand paid before the
ensealing hereof Do assign sell set over convey
& confirm unto Joseph Holt of York in s** County Yeoman
Ten Acres of Thirty four Acres of a hundred Acre Grant of
Land granted to Nicholas Hodsdan his Heirs & Assigns for-
ever at a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Unity
in the Town of Kittery Together with the Select Men for
Granting of Lands by virtue of an Act made at a General
Town Meeting June 24 1673 & sold by John Hodsdon Son
of the said Nicholas Hodsdon to me the said Nath^ Kene to



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Say the said thirty four Acres of the s** Hundred Acre Grant
& I the said Natha^^ Kene do bind my self my Heirs Exec"
Admin" to Warrant & Defend the said Ten Acres of y« said
thirty four Acres of the said hundred Acre Grant

To have & to hold unto him the said Joseph Holt his
Heirs & Assigns forever from all other Rights & Titles
whatsoever Witness my Hand & Seal the Fifth Day of Jan'y
Annoq Domini 1727 in the first Year the Reign of King
George the Second

Nath" Keen (»Seai)

Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us the word
Acre & y* words To have have & to hold being first Inter-
lined Caleb Preble Jacob Curtis

YorkscJan^ 5, 1727 then Nath^ Kene Personally appear-
ing acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be his free
act & Deed

before me

Sam^ Came Jus. Pacis

A true Copy of the Orig^ rec** May 6, 1736.

Attest Jer. Moulton Reg"^



[3] To all People to whom these Presents .shall come
James Davis of Boston in the County of Suf-
James Davis folk & Province of the Massa*^"" Bay in New
To England Blockmaker Sendeth Greeting Know

Tho. Webb ye that I James Davis for & in Consideration
of the Sum of Four Hundred Pounds currant
Money of the Province aforesaid to me in hand at & before
the ensealing & delivery of these Presents well & truly paid
by Thomas Webb of Boston ^fores^ Vitler the receipt
whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully
satisfied & contented Have given granted bargained sold
aliened Released enfeoffed conveyed & confirm** and by these
Presents Do give grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff e
convey & confirm unto the said Thomas Webb his Heirs &
Assigns forever All that my Ten Acres of Upland & four
Acres of Marsh lying & being within the Township of North
Yarmouth in the County ot York in the Province aforesaid
The w®^ Ten Acres of Upland & four Acres of Marsh was
laid out unto Henry Combs some time since of York afore-
said the 15 Novemb' in year 1685 by Anth*' Brackett &
Thomas Bailey Surveyors for the said Town of North Yarm<>
& confirmed by Mess" Walter Gindall John Royal John
York & Amos Stevens Trustees of the s** Town of North
Yarm® as by a Return Dated June 2* 1686 und' their Hands



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Book XVIII, Fol. 3. 17

doth & may appear which Upland & Marsh is Butted &
Bounded as followeth viz Ten Acres of Upland is Bounded
upon the Road running through the said Town by the East
River measuring by the said Road Fifty eight Poles & then
extends it self up into the Woods South & by West untill
it com[)leats the said Ten Acres & the Four Acres of Marsh
is bounded upon the West Side of the East River it being
the Eighth Lot from the Mouth of the River upwards i&
measures upward in length Thirty Four Poles and upon the
River it measures Nineteen Poles or howsoever the same is
or may be reputed to be Butted & Bound*^ being by me
bought of Richard Shute as may appear by his Deed Dated
the 6^^ Day of April 17 HO & Recorded in the County Rec-
ords for the County of York aforesaid the 15 May 1730 Lib**
13 fol** 225 Reference thereto being had Together with all ^z
every the after Divisions that are already or may hereafter
be Laid out & arising or coming unto the s** Ten Acres of
Upland & Four Acres of Marsh throughout the said Town-
ship of North Yarm** in Upland Marsh Islands & Common-
age as also such Building or Buildings Fence and Fences &
Improvm** as are Erected or done on any all <& every Part
or Parcel thereof and all other Arrising Benefits belonging
or any wise Appertaining unto the afores*^ Upland &
Marsh with the Rights Priviledges Appurces & Advantages
thereunto belonging or in any wise Appertaining & the Re-
mainder & Remainders Reversion & Reversions to the j?ame
or any Part thereof belonging or that may now or ever here-
after be Remain or Redown unto the s^ Upland & Marsh To
have and to hold the aforegranted & bargained Land &
Marsh with all y* Appurces Priviledges & Commodities
Appertaining thereunto unto him the s** Thomas Webb his
Heirs & Assigns forever To his & thc^ir only proper^Benefit
& Behoof forever And 1 the s<* James Davis for myself my
Heirs Exec" & Adm'^« Do covenant promise & grant to &
with the said Thomas Webb his Heirs & Assigns in manner
& Form following that before the ensealing & untill the De-
livery hereof I am the true sole <& lawful Owner of all the
afore bargained Premises & am lawfully seized & possessed
of the same in mine own proper Right as a good Perfect &
absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple and have in my
self good right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bar-
gain sell convey & confirm said bargained Premisses in man-
ner as af ores'* & that the said Thomas Webb his Heirs & As-
signs shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times forever
hereafter by force & virtue of these Presents lawfully peace-
ably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s**



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demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurces free &
clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of &
from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries
Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents And fur-»
thermore I the said James Davis for my self Heirs Exec" &
Admin" do covenant & engage the afore demised Premisses
to him the said Thomas Webb his Heirs & Assigns against
the lawful Claims & Demands of all any & every Person or
Persons forever hereafter to Warrant secure & Defend and
will when Required then to give & pass any further & more
Ample Instrument for the more Sure making the Premisses
In Witness whereof I the said James Davis & Katherine my
Wife in Token that She hereby gives up Yields & Surrenders
all her right of Dowry & Intont of thirds in the Premisses
have hereunto set set our Hands & Seals this Eleventh Day
of Feb'y Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & thirty
five it being in the Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign
Lord George the Second by the grace of God of great Brit-
ain France & Ireland King Defend' of the Faith &°

James Davis (*8eai)

Katharon Davis (*Seai)

Signed Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of George
Young John Lee

Received on the Day of the Date hereof of the afore-
named M' Thomas Webb the Sum of four hundred Pounds
being the Consideration Money mentioned in the foregoing
Deed

p James Davis

Suffolk ss/Boston March 4 1735/6 Then James Davis &
Katheron Davis his wife both Personally appeared & ac-
knowledged this Instrum* to be their Act & Deed
before me

Joseph Wadsworth Justice Peace

A true Copy of y* Original received May 8, 1736

Att' Jer Moulton Reg'



[4] The Deposition of John Curtiss of Marblehead

Aged about Seventy Nine Years who Testi-

Jno Curtis fieth & saith that some Time above Sixty

Test for Years past he this Deponent was an Inhabit-

Tho. Gent ant at the Mouth of Sheepscott River in the

Topan & Eastern Parts of this Country & was well Ac-

Walt' Phillips quainted with Thomas (jhent who lived up

Sheepscott River on the Eastward Side on

Sheepscott great Neck so called near the Point & that he



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Book XVIII, Fol. 4. 19

had been Sundry Times at said Thomas Ghent's House &
That Thomas Ghent had lived there some Considerable Time



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