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RKCORDS 



OF THE 



TOWNS OF 



North and South Hempstead, 



Long Island, N. Y. 



Edited by Benjamin D. Hicks. 



VOLUME in. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF 
NORTH HEMPSTEAD. 



JAMAICA, N, Y : 

Long Island Farmer Print, 

1898. 



These volumes are inscribed to the memory of Henry Onderdonk, 
Jr., to whose generous public spirit and patient research, our county 
is more indebted than to any other person, for promoting a general 
interest in the records of the past, aud for transcribing and preserv- 
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historian of our Island. 



RKCORDB 



01" THE 



TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 



LONG ISLAND. 



LIBBE D. 

(CONTINTTBD.) 

Page 358. 

At a Jeneral Town meeting lield in Hempsted July the 
23 day 1718 Then it was voted and agreed by the mager 
voat of the free holders of the town that the sheep shall be 
let out and be sold to the hies beeder. till thay ar parted at 
the fauU of this year This by order 

July the. 26. 1718 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Then John Mott sener Came and ordered me to right his 
protest against the above said vot and doth protest against 
it that thay should not keep and fould his sheep 

witnes by order 

John Cakel Thomas Gildeesleeve Clarck 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
conie or any wise apertaine greeting Know ye yt I John 
linninton of hempstead on Long Island alias nawsaw in 
quens County in ye provinc of neu York do by these pre- 
sents give grant bargin sell alinate Eelece & deliver from 
me my hairs executors administrators & asigns unto Richard 



4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Gildersleeve of ye County of Soffolck of ye town of huntng- 
town of ye island & province a fore sd to him his hairs ex- 
ecutors administrators or asigns a sartain Lot of meddow 
Lying on a neck Called merock Containing six acars more 
or Les as it was Laid oute formerly to Thomas ffoster ye 
meddow bunded east and north by ye Lot of meddow Laid 
out to Thomas Armitage & west by ye meddow now in ye 
possestion of Georg Heulitt w'c meddows afore sd w't every 
part & parsell thereof & apurtinances I. ye. sd. John Lin- 
ninton do by these presents give grant bargin sell alinat 
Eeleas & deliver from me my hairs & asigns unto ye sd 
Richard Gildersleeve to him his hairs & asigns to have & 
to hold for ever & do warant this my sail Lawful! athentick 
& good free from any in combrances in consideration 
of other Land in full satisfaction & in testimony here of I 
have Setto my hand and seal desember ye 14 1696 

Sined sealed and delivered 

In presents of us 

Joseph Pettet his 

his John X Lininton (S) 
David X Jecocks mark 

mark 

WrLLIAM 

This .above Compared and entered by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 359. 

To all people to whom these presents shall com I Georg 
Heulitt do send greeting. Know ye that I ye sd Geor Heu- 
litt of hempsted in quens County on nasaw island & in his 
fnajesties CoUiny of Neu York, husband man for & in con- 
sideration of Love & good will & affections w'c I have & do 
bears to wards my Loveng grandson of ye same town 
county Island & Coliney the son of my son John Heulitt 
latly desesed, have given and granted and by these presents 
do freely Clearely and absoleutly give and grant unto ye sd 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 5 

John Heulitt his hairs executors or administrators all & 
singular a hous and Land containing the quantity of fifty 
acars more or les as it was laid out thereto a joyning where 
the hous stands, on the west side of the first west medow in 
the bounds of Hempstead in quens County : and a sartain 
Lot of meddow Land and what priviledge of wood Land 
that is alowed by the town of Hempstead to it by fenceing 
in the said meddow. the meddow on the west sid of Eock- 
away on a point known by the name of georg heulitts poynt 
in the bounds of Hempstead : all which by these presents I 
have given him the said John Heulitt with an equal quarter 
part of all my Commanedges in the bounds of Hempstead 
to have & to hold all the said Lands and meddows with all 
the priviledges there unto belonging : to him the said John 
Heulitt his hairs executors administrators or asigns from 
hence forth as his and theire propper own for ever absolutly 
without any manner of conditions in witnes whereof I have 
here unto setto my hand and fixed my seal this twenty 
second day of July an. no. do. mini one thowsand seven 
hundred and eighteen 

sined sealed and delivered 

In presents of Geoeg Heulitt (S) 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clark 

Jonathan Smith 

This above is a true coppey compared and entered by me 
Janu'ar ye. 3. 1718 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 360. 

At a Jeneral Town meting held in hempsted ApriU ye 
7th. day 1719 Then Timothy Hoisted wos Chosen Cun- 
stable and colecter by mager vot of the free holders of 
Hempstead for this inseuing year 

At the same Town meeting by the free holders of the 
town of Hempsted Cap John Tredwell was Chosen Seuper- 
yiser for this enseuing year 



6 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

at the same time Jeams Searing and Thomas Carman 
wear Chosen assesars for this in seuin year 

at ye same time John mott Isaas Smith and morta will- 
see ware Chosen survairs of the high wais for this enseuing 
year 

at the same time Samuel williams and Jeremiah Bedell 
were Chosen for fence veuers for this inseuing year 

at the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen Clarck 
for this enseuing year 

at the same time Coll John Jackson John mott and Isaac 
Smith ware Chosen to make orders as consarning our Kams 
when thay shall be taken up and when thay may go 
amongst the eues and what forfit shall be laid on any ram 
that doth trespass 

. This entered by order By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 361. 

To all Christian people to whom these presants shall 
com Thomas Hicks esqi. John Jackson, esqi. John Tred- 
well. esqi. three of the proprieters and freeholders of ye. 
town of Hempsted ia Quens County in ye. colline of neu- 
yorck in america send greeting in our Lord God everlast- 
ing. Know ye yt we ye sd Thomas Hicks John Jackson & 
John Tredwell by virtue of ye power & authority to us ap- 
pered by ye proprietors & freeholders of hempsted a fore 
sd for an in Consideration of Henry Allen of madnans 
neck afore sd &c his produceing to us sufitiant proprieties 
Right purchased of several proprieters have (in the apee- 
ty aforesaid) remised released & forever quit Claimed & by 
these presents for our selves our hairs & asigns & ye pro- 
prieters & ye freeholders of hempsted afore sg,id their or I 
ther of their heairs & asigns fully clearly & absoleutly 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 7 

grant coHfirm remise release & forever quit clame unto 
Henry Allen of the sd madnans Neck in his full & peaceble 
possession being & so his hairs & asigns forever all such 
Right estate title Intrust & demand whatsoever as we ye sd 
Thomas Hicks John Jackson & John Tredwell by the au- 
thoryti & ye Capacity afore sd &c. as had or ought to have 
as in or to a certain tract of Land Seituate lying & being 
upon madnans Neck afore said bounded as foUoweth yt is 
to say northarly by alixander Hubs Land easterly by John 
Mitchels Land South wardly by ye laine yt leads down to 
ye sd Henry Alius westerly by ye commons or undevided 
laud yt ye sd Henry Alius wheat now grows or as ye fence 
now staiids containing by estamation twenty four acars 
more or Less to have & to hold all the afore sd Land unto 
ye sd Henry AUin his hairs & asigns to ye only use and 
behof ye sd Henry AUin his hairs & asigns for ever so yt 
niether we ye sd Thomas Hicks John Jackson & John 
Tredwell .&c. nor our hairs nor any other parson or parsons 
for us or- them or in our or their or in ye name right or 
sted or any of them or of ye proprieters & freeholders of 
Hempsted their or any of their hairs Has from by or un- 
der them or any of them state or will by aniwise & means 
hearafter have clame challings or demand any estat right 
title intrest of in or to ye premises or any part there of be 
from all & every act or right estate title intruest & demand 
of in or to ye primises or any part thereof they & every of 
them shall be utterly excleuded & barred for ever by these 
presents and also ye sd Thomas Hicks John Jackson & 
John Tredwell & our hairs to all intents & purposes in the 
law what so ever in ye capacity afore sd ye premises . afore 
sd w't their & every of their appurtinances to ye sd Henry 
Allin their hairs & asigns to his & their own proper use & 
uses in maner & form afore specified against their hairs & 
asigns & every of them shall warant & forever defend by 
these presents: In witnes whereof we have here unto set 
our hands & fixed our seals the sixth day of May anno dom 
1713 being the twelfth year of the reign of our soverign 



8 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Lady Anne by the grace of god over great Britton france & 
Irland Quen Defender of the faith &c 
Sined sealed' & dated 

In presents of Tho Hicks (S) 

Joseph Thoen Jo'n Jackson (S) 

Benjamin Deeuit John Teedwell (S) 

feb 27th. 1718 Then appeared before me Thomas Hicks 
& did acnolleg that he and John Jackson & John Tredwell 
Did execut the with in written deed of sails to Henry AUin 
acnolleg before me the Year above said Isaac Hicks Justis 
This above Compared & entered by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 362. 

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Eleson 
of Hempstead in ye North Eiding of Neu York sheir have 
sold unto William Smith of fosters medow in ye bounds & 
limits of ye town and county a bove sd a sartain Lot of me- 
dow lying in a place Known by ye name of hungry harbour 
I say I have sold ye above sd lott of medow from me my 
hairs executors administrators or asigns unto ye above sd 
william Smith his hairs executors administrators or asigns 
the sd Lot of medow being bounded on ye west by a lot of 
Adam Mott Seners and on the north by a high way and on 
ye east by a lot that was laid out to John Smith Rock Ju & 
on ye south by a lot that was laid out to ye widow Carle I 
say I ye above sd Thomas Blison have sold and do by 
these presents fully freely and absolutely bargin alinate 
and sell ye a bove sd lot of medow it being in quantyti of 
acars two and ahalf more or less as it was laid out at ye 
first unto ye above sd william Smith from me my hairs ex- 
ecutors administrators or asigns unto ye above sd william 
smith his hairs executors administrators or asigns to have 
& to hold as his own propper Eight for ever & do hereby 
uphold and maintain this my sail to be lawfuU athentick & 
good free from all morgegses or in Combrances what soever 
shall or may any way hereafter arise & to ye treu purfore 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEOOBDS. 9 

of ye primises I have here unto set my hand & fixed my seal 
this 23d of January 1682-3 & in ye thirty trd year of his 
magisties reign Charls the Second by ye grace of god King 
of great briton franc & Ireland defender of ye faith King. 

Signed sealed & delivered 

In presents of us Thomas Elison (S; 

witnes 

John Smith 

RiCHAEB GiLDEBSLEEVE Clark 

Know all men that I William Smith of foster's Medow in 
the bounds of Hempstead do asigne all my right title and 
intrust of this within wright in bill of sail unto barns Eg- 
berson of the sanie place as full and amply as my self pur- 
chased it, as witnes my hand this. 6th. of Aprill. 1683 
Sined and delivered in presents of mark 

Thomas Okey William X Smith 

EiCHAED Denton his 

This Compared and entred By me 

ElCHAKD GiLDEBSLEEVE Clark 

Page 363. 

Whereas wee John Jackson Sener Jonathan Smith S 
Jonathan Smith J. & Nathaniel Pearsall all living at Hemp- 
sted in quens County on naaaw Island wear at a Jenerall 
town Meeting held in Hempsted & by ye Majality of voises 
of ye freeholdeirs were iinpowered to sel several parsels of 
land for ye paying & defraing of ye Charges exposed or 
brought on ye towrt Consarning a sut in law about rocka- 
way. in pursuanc of ye affore said to us given wee have 
bargined sold delived & set over from us our hairs execu- 
tors administrators or asigns to Hendrick Dosenborow of 
ye town & County afore sd to him his hairs executors ad- 
ministrators or asigns a small peec of land containing eight 
acars or there abouts it lies & is setuated in ye bounds of 
Hempsted in ye edg of ye woods on ye south sid Jemeca 
path bounded on ye west by dusenborrows own Land & on 



10 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

ye north by a line of marked trees w'c is ye south sid of ye 
high way & runing eastwardly all most to ye valley whenc 
William Cornel doeth to another rang of marke trees that is 
the east bounds and Euning southardly twenty fowr rods 
to another rang of marked trees w'c is ye south bounds : 
Now wee ye above sd John Jackson Seuer, Jonathan Smith 
Sener, Jonathan Smith Juner, & Nathaniel Pearsall, do 
hereby acknowledg that wee have sold ye afore sd Land : 
bounded as afore sd from us our hairs executors admin- 
istrators or asigns to ye afore sd Hendrick Dosenborow to 
him his hairs executors administrators or asigns to have & 
to hold for ever for full satisfaction by us allredy reseved 
wee waranting this our sail good in Law free from any for- 
mer gift sail or morgage or Jxist Clame of any parson or 
parsons what so ever & in conformation here of wee have 
setto our hands & Seals this 8 of November. 1699. ye word 
hempsted enterlined was before sining 

witness Jonathan Smith (S) 

Thomas Hicks Jonathan Smith (S) 

Joseph Smith John Jackson (S) 

Nathaniel Peaesall (S) 

This is a treu Coppy Compared with ye original and en- 
tred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

November 8. 1699. Then apeared Mr John Jackson. 
Nathaniel Pearsal Jonathan Smitli Ju & Jonathan Smith 
Sener be fore Cap't Daniel Whithed esq'er one of his ma- 
jesties Justices of ye peace for quens County and did ac- 
knowledge this within deed of sail to be their fre Vallintery 
acte and deed be fore me 

Dan'ill Wsithed 
This is a treu Copy Compared with the original by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 
Page 364. 
To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greting 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 11 

&c Know ye yt I Abraham Denton of Hempsted in quens 
County on nasaw lisland in her magisties province of neu 
York for & iu conscidaration of ye sum of thirty pounds 
Curant money of ye sd province of New York to me in 
hand before ye ensealing hear of well & treuly paid by John 
Searing of ye Town County Island & province above sd ye 
recepts whereof I do hereby acknowledg & my self there w't 
fully satisfyed & contented & thereof & of every part & par- 
sell thereof do exonaraie & discharg ye sd John Searing his 
hairs exe'rs admin'n for ever by these presents have given 
granted bargined sold alinated convayed & confirmed and 
by thes presents do freely fully & absolutly give grant bar- 
gin sell alian Convay & confirm unto him ye sd John Sear- 
ing his hairs & asigos for ever one sartaine tract of land 
scituate liing and being in ye bounds of hempsted in quens 
County in ye north woods containing by estemation twenty 
acars more or less as it was laid out at first buted and 
bounded as foUoweth viz. on ye south Joseph Motts land 
that wos formerly John Courtiseses and west by a rod or 
path and north by a high way and east by a high way. to 
have and to hold ye sd granted and bargined primises with 
all ye appurtinanses priviledges and commodities to ye 
same be longing or in any wies appertaining to him ye sd 
John Sering his hairs & asigns for ever to his & their own 
benefit & behoof for ever w't all thfe timber trees standing & 
lying under woods & greasing & all other apurtinances there 
on what ever and I ye sd Abraham denton for me my hairs 
executors administrator do covenant and promise & grant 
to & w't ye sd John Searing his hairs yt before ye enseal- 
ing hearof I am ye tru sole & lawfuU owner of ye above 
bargined primises & am lawfully sised & posesed of the 
same in my own proper right as a good parfict and abso- 
lute estate of in heritance in Hempstead • and have in my 
self good right full pour'& lawfuU athoryty to grant bar- 
gin sell convay & confirm sd bargined primises in maner 
as above sd & yt ye sd John Searing his hairs & asigns 
shall and may from time to time & at all times for ever 



12 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 

hearaf ter by force & virtue of these presents lawfully peati- 
ablely aud quiatly have hold use occupy poses & enjoy ye 
sd demised & bargined primises w't ye appurtinanses free 
& clear & freely and clearly acquited exonerated & dis- 
charged of from all and all maner & other gifts grants bar- 
gins sails leases morgages wills entails Jointors dowries 
Judgments executions incombrances & extents for there I 
ye sd Abraham Denton for my self my hairs executors ad- 
ministrators do covenant & ingage ye above demised prim- 
ises to him ye sd John Searing his hairs and asigns against 
ye lawfuU clams or demands of anv parson or parsons what 
so ever forever heare after to warant secuar and defend 
forever in testimony whereof I have setto my hand and 
fixed my seal this sixteenth day of may. 1713 

Sined and sealed & de livered 
In presents of us 

John Sapfoed Abeaham Denton (S) 

Tho Gildeesleeve 

This is a treu copy Compared & entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

upone ye 23 day of January, 1718-14 the w't in mention- 
ed Abraham Denton appered before me william Cornell one 
of her majesties for keeping ye peac in quens county & did 
acknowledg ye w't in written deed to be his own free vol- 
lentary act & deed 

Wn^LIAM COBNELL 

Page 365. 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
Come John Smith of Hempsted in quens County on Nasaw 
Island Yeman sends Greeting Know ye yt ye sd John 
Smith for & in ye consideration of ye sum of forty pounds 
of good & LawfuU money of neu York to him in hand paid 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents by John 
Serrion of ye town County & Island Yeman ye Kecepts 
whereof to full content & satisfatction he ye sd John Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 13 

doth acknowledg & himself to be there w't fully satisfyed & 
contented & paid & there of & of every part thereof for 
him self his hairs executors administrators acquit exonarate 
& fully discharg him ye sd John Serrion his hairs executors 
& administrators by these presents & for divers other good 
causes & considerations him ye sd John Smith espetially 
moveing hath given granted bargined & sold alinated con- 
firmed & convayed & by these doth fully freely clearly & 
absoleutly give grant bargin sell allien enfeoffe convay & 
confirm unto ye sd John Searrion & to his hairs and sux- 
susers forever all yt of a sartaine Lot of Salt & fresh me- 
dow and a small peace of about five or six acars of upland 
little mor or less liing & being scituate on Eainers Neck on 
ye south side of nassaw Island w't in ye bounds of Hemp- 
stead afore sd being bounded on ye south by ye cove & on 
ye west by a lot of medow in ye possestion & occupation of 
Jeams Pine and on ye east by ye medow of Jeams Pine & 
on ye north by ye side of a hole of fresh medow being 
bounded on ye north west corner by a black oak saplin 
marked on ye east & west side w't three chops & both 
splised down or marked on the south side to gether w't all 
such Bights Liberties profits Immulaties privUedges com- 
modities emoluments & appurtinanses as in any kind ap- 
partaineth there unto thereunto belonging & appertaining 
& all the estate Eight title propperty posestion Clame and 
demand what soever of him ye sd John Smith of in & to ye 
same & every part & parsell thereof to have and to hold all 
ye above granted primises w't all & signgular ye appertin- 
ances there of to him ye sd John Serrion & to his hairs and 
asigns to his and their own soul & propper use benefit & be 
hoofe of him ye sd John Serrion & to his hairs & asigns 
forever & ye sd John Smith further declare at ye time of ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents he is ye treu sole 
& lawful! owner of all ye above bargined & granted primises 
& stands lawfully sised & possesed of ye same in a good 
parfict & indeafeazeable estate of inheritance in fee simple 
haveing in my self good right fuU Power and Lawfull au- 



14 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

thority to sell & dispose of ye same in maner as afore sd & 
yt ye sd John Serrion his hairs exeutors administrators & 
asigns hencefort & forever hereafter have hold occupie 
poses & enjoy all ye above granted primises w't all & sing- 
Tiler ye apurtinances freely & clearly acquited & discharg- 
ed of & from all & all maner of former & other gifts grants 
bargins sails morgagse Leases Jointors Judgments execu- 
tions Intails forfitures executions & all other titles troubles 
or Jugments & incombrances whatsoever had made com- 
mted don or suffred to be don by ye sd John Smith his 
hairs or asigns or at any time or times before ye ensealing 
& delivery hereof & further ye sd John Smith doth by these 
presents promise grant & bind & oblige himself his hairs 
executors & administrators to warant & defend ye above sd 
John Serrion his hairs & asigns for ever in ye quiat & peti- 
able possestion of all ye above granted primises against ye 
lawful clames or demands of all and every parson or par- 
sons what so ever & any time or times here after to give .& 
pass such further & other aseurance & confirmation of the 
premises unto ye sd John Serrion his hairs & asigns as in 
law or equity >hall be resonably advised devised or Requir- 
ed so as it contain no further warants then is contained in 

Page 366. 

these presents In witnes where of he hath here unto setto 
his hand and fixed his seal the third day of May one thou- 
sand Seven hundred and eighten 
Sined Sealed and delivered 

In presents of John Smith (S) 

William Willis 
Dainel Townsad 
Sam'el Dickinson 
January. 18th. 1719 Then appeared before me John 
Smith and acknowledg the within written deed to be his 
Vollentary act and deed as witnes my hand this day and 
year above written. 

Isaac Hicks Justice 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 15 

This is a treu Coppey compared and entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

At a Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempsted the fif day 
of aprill 1720. Then their was Chosen for Cunstable & 
colector for this enseaing year Timothy Halsted 

att the same time Cap John Tredwell was chosen seup- 
ervser for this enseuing year 

att the same time Jeams Searing and Thomas Carman 
weare Chosen Assesars for this enseuing year 

at the same time there was John mott Isaac Smith and 
Morta Willsee chosen survairs of the high ways for this en- 
seuing year 

at the same time Samuel Williams and Jeremiah Bedell 
wear Chosen fence weuers for this enseuing year 

at the same Town meeting Thomas Gildersleeye was 
chosen town Clarck for this enseuing year 

Att the same Town meeting by mager vat of the free- 
holder of the town there was given to John Rider of flush- 
ing about three quarter of an acar of land Joyniug near 
matagorisons bay Joyning to Nicols line wheare elias baly 
did formerly live for to set up a smiths shop on and to do 
smith work for the naiahbours there a Joining as thay do 
wont it 

This by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 367. 
Att the fore going town meeting April ye 5 1720 Then 
there was given to After Burtos liberty to set up a fulling 
Mill on Eock away River Stream in any place that he shall 
think conveniant 

At ye same town meeting Col Isaac Hicks Cap Thomas 
Tredwell and Isaac Smith weare Chosen to take an account 
of the towns money that is in the trustees hands 
By order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 



16 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

At a Jeneral Townd meting held in Hempsted Jun ye 
10th 1720 Then it was voated by the mager part of the 
freeholders of the Town that no part of the money that the 
trustes have in their hands it shall not be applied to no 
maner of use without the consent of the majer part of the 
freeholders this by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

At the same time it was Voated by majer part of the 
freeholders yt the Trustees of the Town shall annually every 
year giv a list of their bonds of the Towns money to the 
Clarck of the town 

It is ordered at the same time that the money that the 
Trustees have in their hands that be longs to the town 
shall not be let to any othere towns man or men till after 
ye first day of april every year 

These two Voats above conserning the towns money en- 
tred by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

At a Jeneral Town Meeting held in Hempsted June the. 
24. 1720 Then Col'l John Jackson Col'l Isack Hicks John 
Carman and William Willis and benjaman Seman ware 
chosen by Mager Voate of the freeholders of the town to 
take an account of every mans propryety Eight that he hath 
In the town that will bring them to them and make a return 
of them to the town, and every proprieter in the town is 
ordered to bring an account of his pro priety or proprietyes 
that he Clameth in the town to the above named men to ye 
hous of ye widow Jean Smith in Hempsted by ye first day 
of august next enseuing This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Page 368. 

Know all men by these Presents that I Henri Whelpley 
do hereby assign and make over this writing and all the 
Purchass there by granted unto Adam Mott of Hempsted 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 17 

for him Ms hairs and sucsesers for ever to en Joy Witnes 
my hand this first day of November 1661 Stilo Nov. In 
presents of 

Jonas Houldwoeth his 

John Smith Heney X Whelpley 

marck 

and ffurther (now haveing a parsel vor lotment of meddow 
surrenderd up to me by thomas Hioks w'ch lieth on the 
Neck Commonly called Mr Hickses Neck the which sd 
meddow was excepted in this sd bill of sail) I do here by 
make over the sd meddow to the said Adam Mott and lick- 
wise do grant him the dongue that is in or about the barn 
and yards and that w'o is yet Kemaining to thatch on the 
south side of the barn I do ingage forth with to have it 
thatched and further I do bind my self my hairs executors 
and administrators to deliver the sd Adom Mott full free 
and quiat posestion of ye said lands granted by this bill of 
sail with in a month or two after ye day of ye date' hereof 
and of the hous and barn at or before, ye sixtenth day of 
May next enseuing the date here of all free from Kates this 
year wheater demanded or not demanded exsept ye sd 
medow lying on Mr Hickses neck and further I ye sd Henry 
Welpley do acknowledg to have Keseeved of the said Adam 
Mott full payment and sattisfatction for all the said hous 
and lands specefied in this bill of sale, in witnes whereof I 
do here unto set my hand this ffirst day of november. 1661. 
stilo noT 

In presents of 

John Smith his 

Jonas Hodidwoeth Heney X Whelply 

marck 

This above is a treu Copy Compared with the original, 
and entred 

by me Tho Gildebsleete Clarck 



18 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 369. 

January 28. 1660 This writing witneseth that I Thomas 
Hicks of Hempsted Juner have bargined with and sold unto 
Sarah Tredwell of huntingtown Late wife of Edward Tred- 
well decesed. my hous barn orchard home lotfc with all 
othere priviledges belonging thereunto (viz) all meddowing 
hollows Plain Land and wood land, with four ox gats in 
the east ox pasture which said hous barn orchard hom lott 
and meddowing, howllows and uplands weare late William 
Smiths of Hempsted. afore said with all the rights privi- 
ledges accomodations and appurtinances there unto belong- 
ing whethere given to ye sd William Smith by ye sd town 
of Hempsted or otherwies purchesed w't his money and 
allso what priviledges ye sd William Smith had in the 
north neck for gats for young Cattle also twelve gats for 
pastreg at Kookaway all w'o sd hous barn orchard homlot 
meadowing and hollows Plaine & wood lands w't all ye 
priviledges & appurtinanse thereunto belonging: excepting 
a small peece of meddow or lotment being upon the neck 
Commonly caled Mr hicks neck I ye sd Thomas Hicks do 
hearby ingadge my self to give full and free possestion of 
to ye sd Sarah Tredwell or her asigns at or before the 
tenth day of march next enseuing ye date hereof In witnes 
whereof I do hereunto set my hand ye day & year above 
said 

In presents of 

John Cabman Thomas Hicks 

Jonas Holdswoeth 

This above is a true Copy Compared w't ye original & 
entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 370. 

At a town meeting held in hempsted July ye 25th 1719 
because of ye erelegulre proseedings of some purticular 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 19 

parsons in driveing & moUesting & foulding of our flock of 
sheep w'c ought to feed on ye Commons w't out moUesta- 
tion w'c is to ye great damige of ye owners of ye sd flock 
of sheep therefore wee ye free holders and owners of ye sd 
sheep of Hempsted at this our town meeting by a mager 
Voat do order yt our flock of sheep nor any of them shall 
not be driven molested or foulded any wheare & wee do 
order yt they shall not be driven exscept som of ye owners 
of ye sd sheep has accation to take some up for theire use 
as must apear or to part them at times apointed by ye own- 
ers of ye flock and if they drive them to take some up for 
theire use theire not to keep them up not above one howre 
in ye day time exsept it be to draw some for ye boochers 
then not to exsceed two howrs but wee do furder order yt 
they shall not be driven or molested in ye night time at all 
bat shall be at quiat and liberty without mollestation on 
the Commons except they be hired by some parson appoint- ■ 
ed by the Mager Voat of ye owners of ye sd flock to let or 
hiere them out other wise they are not to be driven mollest- 
ed or foulded contrary to ye treu intent & meaning of this 
our order 

and know all men by these presents yt we have as signed 
ordained & made & in our steds & placeses have put & con- 
stuted our trusty & well be loved friend Isaac Smith of 
Hempsted in quens county in ye Province of Neu York to 
be our treu & lawfuU aturney for us & in our steds & be 
hafs to seu recover & receve of any parson or parsons that 
shall be found driving MoUesting or foulding of our sheep 
Contrary to the treu in tent & meaning of ye liberty given 
in our above sd order the sum of forty shillingf? which is 
damig to us ye owners of ye sheep to seu before aney of his 
magisties Justices for je peace of quens County the one 
third part of the damige to be for ye poore of our sd town 
when it is recovered and the rest to him that suse for the 
same giving & by these presents granting to our sd atorney 
our soull & full powre & authoryty in the premises to seu 



'2D HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS- 

& reeovier as abwve said in witnes whereof we ha^'e sum of 
us set our hands and seals this 25 day of July 1719 

his 

^Eehream X Vallintine (S) John Jackson (S) 

marek Benjamin Skmans (S) 

'Sam Williams (S) John Cabman (S) 

'Thomas Seamans (S) Tho Gildebsleeve (S) 

This compared and entred by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Olarck 

Page 371. 

This Indeutor TMade the first day of march in ye year of 
our Lord seventeen hundred & foureteen fifteen betwen 
John Williams of Elizebeth Town in ye county of essex in ye 
province of east jarsey sun & hair of John Williams late of 
Hempsted in quens on Nasaw island in ye Provinc of Neu 
York of ye one part & Joseph Mott & Thomas Williams of 
Hempstead in quens County on Nasaw island Yeman of ye 
other part now this in dentor Witneseth yt he ye sd John 
Williams for & in Consideration of one hundred pounds of 
Lawful! Money of Neu York to him in hand payd by ye sd 
Joseph Mott & thomas Williams at or before ye ensealing 
<fe delivery hereof ye recepts whereof to full content & sat- 
isfacttion he ye sd John Williams doth acknowledg & him 
self there w't fully satisfied & contented & paid & thereof 
& there from & of & from every part & parsill thereof Re- 
lece acquit exonarat & discharg them ye sd Joseph Mott & 
Thomas Williams their hairs executors administrators & 
every of them for ever by these presents & for other good. 
Causes & Consoiderations him ye sd John Williams spatial- 
ly moving he ye sd John Williams hath given granted bar- 
gined alinated enfeofed asigned assured & confirmed & by 
these present doth fully freely Clearly & absoleutly give^ 
grant bargin sell alien enfeof asign sell & confirms Joseph 
Mott, & Thomas Williams their hairs & asigns forever all 
yt of one full equal undevided Moiety or ye half part of all 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 21 

yt one hundred acars of Land lying setuate near a place 
colled hericks in ye bounds of hempstead w'c sd hundred 
acars or hundred acar lott of Land was formerly granted 
by John Williams of hempstead desceased unto Kichard 
Williams & ye sd Thomas Williams by a deed & indentor 
of bargin & sail bearing date ye 30 day of January 1692-3 
to gather w't all yt one equal undevided Moiety or ye equal 
half part of a peece or lot of medow lying & being situat at 
a neck called Rainers Neck granted by ye sd John Williams 
of hempstead unto Eichard Williams of Hempsted deseased 
& ye sd Thomas Williams their hairs & asigns for ever to 
geather w't all my right title Intrust Clame & demand 
whatsoever of all rights of Lands whatsoever in ye Colleney 
of Rod island w'c foals to me by hair ship or any other 
ways or means what soever to gether w't all ye right title 
intrust Clame & demand whatsoever of home Lots hollows 
upon ye Plains Proprietey right Pattin Rights & all other 
Rights & grants of Land whatsoever yt his desesed father 
John Williams died seassed & posesed of in ye Township 
& bounds of Hempstead w't all other premises w't their & 
every of their hereditements & apurtenances w't ye rever- 
tions & remainders theirof & all ye estate right title intrust 
heretence Clams & demands whatsoever of him ye sd John 
Williams of in & to ye above sd granted & bargined primi- 
ses w't theire & every of their Hcreditiments & appurtinan- 
ces & every part & parsell thereof to have and to hold ye 
above sd several granted & bargined primises w't their & 
every of their hereditements & apurtinenses & every part 
and parsell thereof unto ye sole ownly use and uses benefit 
& behowf es of them ye sd Joseph Mott & Thomas Williams 

Page 372. 

Their hairs & asigns for ever & the sd John Williams for 
him self his hairs executors administrators & every of them 
doth covenant grant proniise & agree to and with them ye 
sd Joseph Mott & thomas Williams each & every of them 
their and every of their Respective hairs & asigns forever 



22 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

yt at ye time of ye ensealling & delivery of these lie ye sd 
John Williams is ye treu sole & LawfuU owner of all ye 
afore sd several & Respective granted & bargined primises 
w't their & every of their hereditements & apurtinances & 
every part & parsell their of & yt it shall & may be LawfuU 
to & for them ye sd Joseph Mott Thomas Williams & each 
& every of them their & every of their and every of, Eespec- 
tive hairs & asigns forever Peasably & quiatly to have hold 
use occupie poses & enjoy all & singular ye afore sd granted 
& several bargined primises w't their & every of their here- 
ditiments & appurtinances for ever free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquited & discharged of & from all & all maner of 
all other & former gifts grants leaces morgages Jointors 
Dowries Judgments executions intails forfituers & of & from 
all other titles Troubles encombrances & convaiences & 
what so ever had made moved Commited done or suffered 
to be don by him ye sd John Williams his hairs executors 
administrators or asigns exsepting a fifty acar Lott of Land 
lyiing and being setuate on ye north side of the great plains 
in ye bounds of hempsted now in ye tener and occupation 
of obadiah Vallintine by virtue of a leace and all that of 
one house and lot of Laud on ye west side swampe and a 
Lot of meadow at mericook. He ye sd John Williams doth 
further Covenant bind and blige him self his hairs executors 
administrators and every of them to warant all ye above sd 
granted & bargined primises w't their & every of their here- 
ditiments & apurtinances unto them ye sd Joseph mott and 
Thomas Williams & to each & every of them their & every 
of their Eespective hairs & asigns forever exsepting ye be- 
fore exsepted and att any time or times hereafter upon de- 
mand w't in the space of seven Years at ye proper Cost & 
Charg of them ye sd Thomas Williams & Joseph Mott 
theire executors administrators or asigns to give & to plase 
further & ample assuranceses & confirmation of ye afore sd 
premises as by his or their Counsel or Learned in the Law 
Can Reasonably be advized devised or Requested. In wit- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 23 

nes hereof to this present indentor or deed of sail hee hath 
here xmto set his hand and af-* 

Sealed and Delivered 
In Presents of us 

Tho Keble John Williams (S) 

Benj Seaman 

mark 
MiBiAM X Coknwell 
har 

entered and Compared by me 

• Tho Gildeeslbeve Clarck 

Bee it known unto all men by these presents that I Mi- 
call Chatterton have sold and set over my house & horn 
Lot w't all & every building on or upon ye sd Lot w't all & 
every appurtinance thereunto belonging these w't all other 
improvements priviledges or apurtinances I ye sd Mical 
Chatterton have sold unto Thomas Southward of ye sd 
place his hairs executors administrators or asigns in consid- 
eration whereof I ye sd Thomas Southward shall give unto 
ye sd Michall Chatterton two cows & two load of hay to be 
delivered preasantly & ye sd Thomas Southward shall have 
ye bords lying upon ye flowre of ye hous w't are in number 
16 & ye bords of ye Chambers w'c are in number 6 & 7 
bords in ye inner Koome. In witnes whereof wee have 
heareunto set our hands this 8th of December 1655 stylo nov 
& ye sd Michal Chatterton shall have liberty to live in it 
til ye middle of april next enseuing 

Witnes 

Jonas Holsted Michell Chatteeton 

Daniel Denton 

This is a treu Coppy compared and entered by me 

Tho Gildeeslbeve Clarck 

*In recording this instrument the Clerk appears to have omitted, 
to copy the concluding words. 



24 hempstead towtn eecobds. 

Page 373. 
Bee it known unto all men by these presents that wee 
Justice John Tredwell esq & Thomas Gildersleeve both of 
Hempstead one long Island alias nasaw in quens County and 
in ye province of new York who ware mutually chosen ar- 
bitrators be tween Thomas Soufchwar John Southward & 
Abraham Southward & Isaac Southward all of the town 
Island County & Province above sd for to arbitrate award 
& give Judgment of & in all maner of defiranses what ever 
did arise about their father Thomas Southwards estate 
Eeaall & Parsonall Late of Hempstead there fore wee ye 
above Named Justice John Tredwell esq & Thomas Gilder- 
sleeve who wear mutially Chosen by the a bove sd South- 
wards as well on ye one part & behalf of ye one as one ye 
other part and behalf having well Considered those Con- 
seams wee do award yt above sd Thomas & John South- 
ward shall have a sartain alotment of Land about nine or 
ten acars yt Lyeth on ye north side of ye Town known by 
ye name of ye folley & Thomas Southward shall have ye 
south end & John Southward ye north end as it is devided 
by a Cheritree a stake & a post marked, and abraham 
Southward and Isaac Southward shall have the hous and 
home Lott that was their fathers Containing abought three 
acars as it is fenced in w't fencing and buldings and or- 
chards w't all a purtinances there one: and abraham South- 
ward shall have the north side of ye sd Lot: and Isaac 
Southward shall have the south side of it as it divided all 
ready & ye hous & all other old buldings & old stuff & stons 
their on to be equally divided betwen them and the above 
named John Southward abraham Southward & Isaac South- 
ward shall have ye one equal half part of their father 
Thomas Southwards Eight of undevided Lands in the 
bounds of Hempstead to be equally devided between 
them and their hairs and asigns three lorothers to have and 
to hold forever and ye above said Thomas Southward shall 
give unto ye above sd John Southwar Abraham Southward 
and Isaac Southward deeds of gift to each of them purticu- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 25 

larly to each of them if thay for sartain parsels of Land & 
meadow he gave to them in a deed of gift bearing date 
April the 10 day an nodomini 1698. Thay being at all the 
cost and charge of them &c. These above sd Southwards 
haveing bound themselves in an one thousand pound bond 
to stand to our award & Judgment w'c was made and dated 
the hft day of Jun. 1706. This above wrightten is our ward 
and Judgment made Ready under our hands and seeals 
this 8th day of Jun anno domini. 1706. 

John Tredwell (S) 
Tho Gildersleeve (S) 

This above is a treu Copppy Compared & entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 374. 

Att a Jeneral Toun meeting held in Hempsted April The 
f owrth day 1721 

Then their was Chosen for Cunstable and Colecter Timo- 
thy Hoisted for this in seuing year 

at the same time Cap John Tredwell was Chosen Seuper- 
viser for this inseuing year 

At the same time Jeams Searing and Thomas Carman 
weare Chosen as^eser for this enseuing year 

at the same time Isaac Smith John mott and Morta will- 
see ware Chosen survairs of the Highway for this enseuing 
year 

Att the same time Jeremiah Bedell and Samuel williams 
were Chosen fenc vewers for this inseuiag year for the town 
and the South Side 

att the same time Robert mitchel Joseph Thorn and 
Richard Cornell of Cow neck wear Chosen fence vewers for 
this enseuing for madnans neck cowneck and ye north side 

at the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen Clarck 
for this enseuing year 

At the above said Toune meeting there was Chosen Coll 



26 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Jolin Jack Coll Isaac Hick william willis Cap John Tred- 
well Justis funwick and Timothy Hoisted Trustees for this 
enseuing year to Eepresent the sd Town in such maters as 
the town shall direct them till further order: at the same 
time these following Instructions are given to the trustees 
by the freeholders afore said: 

That thay or mager part of them shall w't all conveniente 
speed to Eun all the out lines and boundreges of ye Town 
& yt they give account once in every six months of what 
they have don theirin 

This by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

At a town meeting Held in hempstead april ye. 17. 1721 
Then this above vote as conserning the trustees above 
mentioned is void by ye mager voat of the free holders of 
hempstead. 

this entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 375. 

Att a Jeneral town meting held In Hempsted April. 17th. 
1721 Then their was Chosen for trustees for this enseuin 
year Coll John Jackson. Coll Isaac Hicks. Cap John Tred- 
well. and Thomas Gildersleeve. by ye mager vote of ye 
freeholders of ye sd Town for to Eepresent the Town in 
such maters as the town shall direct them till furder order, 
at the same time these following instructions are given to 
the trustees by the freeholders afore sd. 

that they or the mager part of them shall w't all conven- 
iant speed Eun all the out lines and boundriges of ye Town 
according to ye pattin both west and east & yt thay give an 
Count ons in every six month & of tener if the town do re- 
quir it of what they have don therein 

This vot entred by oi'der ' by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 27 

Att the same town meeting it was voated that ye runing 
of ye out lines and boundregs is to be at the towns cost 
and charg to be taken out of ye towns banck of money to 
pay the present charg. &. that ye. trustees are to render an 
account to ye. toune how they applied the towns money 

this entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Att. a Publick Town Meeting in Hempsted August ye. 
7th. day 1721 Then David Bedell was Chosen Cunstable 
and Colectter for this enseuin year till the first Tuse day 
of April next ensewing the date here of by mager vot of 
the said people of the said meeting 

By order by me 

Thd Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 376. 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
come greeting Know ye yt John Serring James Serring & 
Simoa Serring all of Hempstead in quens County on Nasaw 
Island Yeomen & Samuel Serring of elisabeth Town in ye 
County of essex in east Jarsey yeaman. for divers good 
causes & considerations espetially moving hath remised 
Released & forever quit clamed & by these presents for 
themselves their hairs executors & administrators doth ful- 
ly freely and Clearly & absolutly remise releas & forever 
quit clame unto thier brother Jonathan Serring & to his 
hairs & assigns forever in his full quiat & peaceable- pos- 
sestion & sizeu all such Eight title estate Intrust Inheri- 
tance property clame <fe demand whatsoever as they ye sd 
John Serring Jeams Serring Samuel Serring & Siman Ser- 
ring their hairs & assigns now have can may or ought to 
have of in or unto all yt of a sertain house & Land lying & 
being situated on ye north side of the Plains near a place 
eog,led Hericks w't in ye bounds of Hempstead afore sd be- 
gining at ye south west of his hous at ye corner of his fenc 



28 ' HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

thence east three rods, thence near south twelve Kods & 
five foot, thence seventeen Eods, thence fourteen Eods, & 
five foot thence nere east fifty Eods & two foot, to a whit 
oak bush standing in the fence thence south aleven Eods, 
thence eastward sixty Eods & tenn foot to a small walnut 
sapplin, thence near north eighty & one rods to the fence 
yt stands north & south, thence by sd fence near south to 
the midle of the well, thirty two rods thence near west by a 
stake standing by the fence by the highway thirty fowre 
rod and a half thence south & by ye high way to the Plaic 
first above mentioned being bounded East by a high way & 
on ye north by ye Land of John Serring & on ye west, part- 
ly by the land of John Searring & partly by a high way & 
bounded on ye South by the lands of John Searring & 
Jeams Searring & of Symon Searring be Itt Quantyti of 
acars more or less. To have and to hold all ye above peice 
& parsell of Land & premises to geather w't ye dwelling 
hous orchards pastors Corn fields yeards fence & all & 
singular appurtinances thereof & there unto belonging unto 
ye sd Jonathan Searing his hairs & assigns to ye only proper 
use & behof of ye sd Jonathan Searing hairs & assigns for- 
ever so yt nither they ye sd John Searing Jeams searing 
Samuel Searing & Simon Searing nor I ther of them nor 
thier Hairs nor ye hairs of any or ither of them nor any 
other parson or parsons for them or I their of them or in 
thier Nams or in ye name right stead of any of them shall 
or will by aney way or means hearafter have Claim Chell- 
ings or demand aney estate right title or intrust of in or to 
the primises or any part or parsel thereof but from all every 
action Eight title, estate. Intrust & demand what soever of 
in & to ye primises or any part or parsel there of they & 
every of them shall be excluded & debared forever by these 
presents & allso they ye sd John Searing Jeams Searing 
Samuel Searing & Siman Searing thier hairs ye sd grant 
primises w't all and singular ye apurtinanoes their of unto 
ye sd Jonathan Searing his hairs & assigns to his and their 
own soul and propper use benifit & behof in maner & 



hempstead town eeooeds. 29 

Page 377. 

forme above spetified against them selves their hairs & 
assigns & every of them shall & will warrant & forever de- 
fend in witness whereof they have setto their hands & fixed 
their seals the eighth day of September in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & twelve 

Signed sealed and delivered 

In ye Presents of 

OBADIAH VaLLINTIN JoHN SeARING (S) 

his X Mark Jeams Beaeing (S) 

pfeances Nicols Simon Seaeing (S) 

William Willis 

This above is a treu Coppy taken out of the origanal and 
compared and entred by me 

Tho Geldeesleeve Clarck 

To all christian people to whome this presents shall come 
or in ani wise appertain greeting Know ye yt I Jeams Pine 
of Hempstead in Quens County on Nasaw Island Yeman 
for the full & Just sum of two hundred & thirty & three 
pounds of good & curant money of ueu York to him in 
hand paid be fore ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
by Jonathon Searing of Hempstead afore sd ye receipts 
whereof to ye full content & satisfaction me ye sd Jeams 
Pine doth by these presents acknowledg & him self there 
w't fully satistied contented & paid & thereof & of every 
part & parsel thereof for him self his hairs executors & 
.administrators,doth acquit exonarate & discharg him ye sd 
.Jonathan Searing his hairs executors & administrators & 
.every of them for ever by these presents & for divers others 
good causes & Considerations him here unto moving he ye 
isd Jeams Pine hath given granted bargained sold, alined 
enfeafed convayed & confirmed and by these presents doth 
fully, freely, clearly, & absolutly give grant bargin sell aline 
enfeoffe convay & confirm unto ye sd Jonathan Searing his 
hairs & assigns forever all yt of his farm or plantation w'c 
hee bought of John Pearsall, lying & being scituate at a 



30 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

place called hericks on the north side of ye plains w't in ye 
bounds of Hempsted it being sixty acars of land more or 
less as it formerly laid out the bounds begining at a walnut 
sapplin at ye southeast corner runing northwardly by the 
highway by marked trees a bout one hundred & sixty & 
four rods to a larg whit oak tree w't three fork thence run- 
ing westwardly partly by Jeams Searing land & partly by a 
small stripe of undevided Land about ninty & three rods & 
a half to a stak, thence southardly by a line of marked 
trees that parts sd Land & Daniel Pearsalls Land, to a 
walnot sapplin one hundred & sixty & fowre rods & one 
half, thence eastwardly by marked trees to ye Walnot 
Sappline first above mentioned being bounded on ye south 
by ye land of Samuel Denton decesed or howsoever other 
wise bounded or reputed to be bound to gether w't all & 
singular ye rights, liberties, Imunities profits priviledges & 
apurtinances as in any kind apportaining thereunto w't ye 
revertions, and remainders theirof & all the estate right title 
intrest inheritance propertie possestion clame & demand 
whatsoever of him ye sd Jeams Pine, of in & to ye same & 
every part there of to have & to hold all ye above granted 
premises w't all & singular appurtinanses thereof unto ye 
sd Jonathan Searing his hairs & assigns to his & their own 
soull & propper use beneifit & be hoofe from hence forth 
for ever & ye sd Jeams Pine doth hereby declare yt att ye 

Page 378. 

time of the ensealing & delivery of these presents he is ye 
treu soul & lawfuU owner of ye above bargined primises & 
stands Lawfully sized thereof in his own propper Eight of 
a good parfiot & indefezeable estate of Inheritance In fee 
simple haveing in him self good right full power & lawfuU 
authoryty to sell & dispose of ye same In maner as afore 
sd & yt ye sd Jonathan Searing his hairs exe'c & admin'r & 
assigns shall & may hence forth & forever here after Law- 
fully peaciably & quiatly have hold occupy posses & enjoy 
ye above granted primises w't ye appurtinances there of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 31 

free & clear & clearly acquited & discharged of & from all 
& all maner of former & other gifts, grants, bargins, sails, 
leases, morggages Jointers Judgments, executions, entails, 
forfitures & of & from all other titles, troubles Charges & 
incombranoes whatsoever had, made, doae, or suffered to 
be done by the said Jeams Pine his hairs or assigns at any 
time or times before ye ensealing & delivery hereof, and 
further ye sd Jeams Pine doth here by covenant promise 
bind & oblige him self his hairs executors & administrators, 
from hence forth & for ever hereafter to warant & defend 
all the above granted primises & ye appurtinances thereof 
unto ye sd Jonathan Searing his hairs & assigns against the 
lawfull clames & demands of all & every parson or parsons 
whom so ever & att any time or times here after on demand 
to give and pass such further & other ample as-^urance and 
firmattion of the primises unto ye sd Jonathan Searing his 
hairs & assigns forever as in law or equiatty can be reson- 
ably devised or required so as it shall contain no further 
clame Propperty then is above Intend or ment at the prop- 
per cost and charg of the above named Jonathan Searing 
inwitnes whereof the said Jeams Pine have here unto setto 
his hand and seal the twenty ninth day of the first month 
march In the year of our Lord one thotisand seven hundred 
and fowrteen and in the thirtenth year of the reign of our 
sovering Lady Ann. Queen of great britton &e & Hanah 
Pine the wife of the said Jeams Pine doth allso rsine up all 
her Blight and title of dowry of and unto all the above 
Primises unto the bove said Jonathan Searing his hairs and 
assigns as witnes her hand and seal the day and year above 
written 

William Willis Ju Jeams Pine (S) 

Jeams Searing (S) 

William Willis 

This above is a tren Coppy Compared with the original 
and entered by me 

ThO GrILDERSLEEVE Clarck 



32 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 379. 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall com 
Greeting Know ye John Searing Jeams Searing both of 
Hempstead in Quens bounty on nasaw Island and within 
the Province of Neuyork Yeaman & Siman Searing of eliza- 
beth Town in ye County of essux w't in ye province of ye 
east neu Jarseys Teaman for divers good Causes & consid- 
erations them moving hath remised Kelesed & forever quit 
Clamed & by these presents for them selves & their hairs 
doth fully Clearly & absolutly remise releas & forever quit 
Clame unto Jonathan Searing of Hempstead above sd Ye- 
man In his full & peacible possestion & sizen & to his 
hairs. &. assigns forever, all such Eight estate title Intrust. 
&. demand whatsoever as they ye sd John Searing Jeams 
Searing Simon Searing have or ought to have in or to all 
two peices of Land both lying. &. being Scituat in. ye. 
north sid of. ye. great Plains near a place Coaled Hearicks 
w't in. ye. bounds of Hempsted above sd the one peiee 
begining at a walnot sapplin marked on ye southeast Cor- 
ner then runing westwardly to a black oak tree then 
Northerly by a row of apple trees to a Chesnot stake 
thence to a walnot sapplin then sowthardly to the firs 
staticm bounded on ye west by John Searings land one 
the north by Jeams Searings Land one ye east by Simon 
Searings Land one South part by John Treadwells Land 
& part by Isaac Smiths Land, ye other peace begining 
at a walnot sapplin marked then runing southward to a 
stake, westward to a stake then northward to a walnut sap- 
pline, then easterly to ye first Station, bounded one ye 
south by John Searings Land on ye west by John Tred- 
wels Land on ye north by Siman Searings Land on the east 
by Joseph motts Land, ye quontyty of acars w't in ye sd 
two Peaces of Land be it more or Less to have & to hold 
all ye sd two peaces of land unto ye sd Jonathan Searing 
his hairs & assigns to ye only use & behoof ye sd Jonathan 
Searing his hairs & assigns forever so yt nitiber ye sd John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 33 

Searing Jeams Searing Siman Searing nor their hairs nor 
itheir of their hairs nor any other parson or parsons for 
them or Ither of them or in Ither of their nams or right or 
stead of any of them selves will by any ways or means 
hear after have Clamed challing or demand any estate right 
title or intrust of into ye primises or any part or parsell 
thereof but from all & every action estate right title Intrust 
& demand what ^o ever of in or unto the primises or any 
part or parsell they & every of them shall^be utterly exclu- 
ded and bared forever by these presents & also ye sd John 
Searing Jeams Searing Siman Searing & their the sd two 
peaces of land & the primises w't ye appurtinances thereof 
to ye sd Jonathan Searing his hairs & assigns to his & their 
own propper use & uses in maner & form afore specified 
against their selves their hairs and assigns and every of 

Page 380. 

them shall warant and for ever defend by these presents 
In witnes whereof they have sett their hands and seals the 
thirtieth day of march in The year of our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven Hundred and ninteen 

Sined Sealled and delivered 
In the presents of 

John Seabing John Sbaeing (S) 

Epenetos Wood (S) 

Tho Heble Siman Seaeing (S). 

This above Compared w't ye original and entred by me 

Tho Gdldebsleeve Clarck 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held at Hempstead April ye 
third day 1722. Then their was Chose for Cunstable a 
Colecter for this enseuin year Davit Bedell by mager Vote 
of ye free Holders 

at the same tim Isaac Smith and John mott Juner weare 
Chosen assesers for this in seuing 



34 HEMPSTEAD TOWN REOOEDS. 

at the sam time Justis John Tredwell was Chose Seuper 
vizser for this enseuing year. 

at the same time Isaac Smith John Mott Se and morta 
willsee were Chosen for Survairs of the High ways for this 
enseuing year 

at the same time then their was Chose for fence Weuers 
for this enseuin year Samuel Williams and Jeremy Bedell 
for the Town and southside and for madnans neck and 
cou neck Richard Cornell and Eobart mitchel, and for the 
north side Peter Titos and Jams Denton Sener all for this 
enseuing year by mager vote 

at the same Time Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clarck for this enseuing year. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting Held in Hempsted aprill the 
third day. 1722. Then their was given by mager vote of 
the free holders of the said Town a lot of land a three acare 
lot that was given for A schoole at the Rear of Joseph 
Pettes Seners Lott, it is to Justis John Tredwell to him his 
hairs and assigns for ever. This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Thomas Gildersleeve Schoole master doth protest against 
ye sd voat. entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 
Page 381. 

At a Jenerall Town meeting held in hempsted aPrill the 
17. day 1722 Then their was Chosen Samuel Carman Ben- 
jaman Seman .J. Abill Smith John Mott. J. Tho Carman 
John Cornell and Eichbell Mott for to aid and assist wil- 
liam wiUis In finishing the Instrument that taks the asso- 
eiats in Company with the Pattintees 
this by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

At a Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempsted August the 
6 day 1722. Then by mager Vott John Jackson Juner was 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 35 

Chose assesar for this enseuing year, till the first tusday 
in april nex enseuin the date hereof 
this by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

At the afore said town meeting their was Liberty given 
by mager Toat of the free holders then present that the 
sheep that runs at liberty on the great Plains shall be let 
out every week to the hiest bider till the first of October 
nex ensewing the date hearof and to be Let out by Cap 
John Tredwell who was Chose at the aforesaid Town jneet- 
ing to let out ye sd sheep to the hiest bider and allso to 
mak a yard for to part the sheep with the money that he 
gits for Letting of the sd sheep and allso small particuler 
yards adjoining to the great yard for to put them in as 
shall be needfuU. 

This by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

John Mott Sener doth protest agains the folding of the 
sheep 

At a Jenerall Town meting Held in Hempsted august ye 
12. 1723 Then Col Isaac Hick william willis Benjaman 
Seman Juner and James Jackson weare Chosen for to 
draw a sceam for the Regelating of and divideing of all 
our Lands and have it in redines on the first monday in 
October to offer to the Towne Then at a publick Towne 
meting 

This by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Att a town meeting on the 7th day of October 1723. In 
answer to the afore said town meeting held the 12. day of 
august Last past 1723. when there was Chosen Co Isaac 
Hicks william willis Benjaman Seman Juner and Jeams 
Jacson to Draw a Scheem for the deviding of all our un- 
devided Lands and the afore said men have appeared on ye 
sd 7th day of October and Then their was so small appear- 



36 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

ance of ye free holders for which we then dirl thinck it act 
Convenient to proseed on our present Consarns and have 
agurned our cours untill munday next the 14th of this In- 
stant and a warant was drawn out for the warning of all ye 
freeholders of Hempsted to meet on ye afore sd day at ye 
Church in hempsted 

this by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 382. 

To all People Whome this deed of saile may consearn 
be it known & manifest yt James Sands of oysterbay In 
Quens County on ye Island Nawsaw In ye Provinc of neu- 
york Yeoman for & in Considderation of ye sume of two 
hundred foitie and one pounds Curant money of ye colony 
of Bhoad Island and Prpvidenoe Plantation to him in hand 
be fore ye ensealling or delivery of these presents well & 
treuly Paid by John Sands of Hempstead In ye county & 
Province afore sd yeman ye rescepts thereof he ye sd 
Jeams Sands doth hereby Acknowledg & him self there- 
with to be well satisfied Contented & paid hath given grant- 
ed bargined & sold alined enfeofed convayed & confirmed 
& by these presents doth fully freely Clearly & absolutely 
give grant bargin sell alien enfeoff Convay & confirm unto 
ye sd John Sands his hairs exec'rs Adm'st or assigns for 
ever sartain Lands situate lying & being in ye town ship of 
New shosam alias Block Island in ye colloney bi Ehoad 
Island & Providence Plantation afore sd Containing in ye 
Whole eighty acars and ye one half of three Quarters of 
one acar seventy four acares and three fourths of one acare 
of said Land being buted & bounded as foUoweth viz east- 
erly by ye sea Southwardly by Land belonging to Calep 
Littlefield westerly & Northardly on Land belonging to 
Thomas Mitchel sometime ye sd Jeams Sands Land and 
allso five acares of Land being ye one Moiety or half ten 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 37 

acres Liing into neck Commonly called ye corn neck on ye 
east side thereof m''c ten acres of Land is butted & bonded 
as foUoweth eastardly by ye sea Southardly by ye sd John 
Sands his Land westarly by Land some time Samuel Sands 
now in the improvement of John Eodman & northerly on 
Land belonging to ye widow Rimond & also ye one half 
one acre and quarter of Land Commonly colled ye orchard 
in ye great swamp all w'c Land being on Block Island afore 
sd as set forth w't these bounds or how soever otherwise 
bouted & bounded to geather w't one half of ye sd Jeams 
his share of common or undevided Lands on sd Island & all 
other Eights, Profits, Privilidges & appartinents Procreating 
from ye above demised premises & every Parte thereof or w'c 
thereunto doth belong or in any wise appertain is hereby 
Convayed: & Confirmed unto ye sd John Sands his hairs ex- 
ec'rs & admins'tr or assigns from hence fort to have and to 
hold as his or their Propper Eight in fee and to the same 
and every Part theirof from time to time and at all times 
hereafter to use and Improve without Let hindrance or 
denial of them ye sd Jeams Sands who doth hereby Pub- 
lish and declare that at ye ensealling & before the delivery 
hereof he is the treu sole and LawfouU owner of the above 
bargined Primises and hath In him self full power good 
Eight & LawfuU authoryty said Convaiance to make for 
that ye some is freely & Clearly acquit exonerated & dis-. 
charged of & from all maner of former & other titles 
Troubles Incombrances whatsoever w'c can or may after 
Change defeat or make void this Present saile and doth 
hereby further Covenant Promise and grant that him the 
said Jeams Sands his hairs executors adm'ts shall and will 
the above granted & demised Primises unto ye said John 
Sand his hairs exec'rs Adm'rs or assigns forever warrant 
secure and defend against all other LawfuU Clame or 
Clames Whatsoever. In witnes hereof the said Jeams 
Sands Hath here unto sett his hand and fixed his Seale 
Twenty third day of June In the fourth year of the Eeign 
of bur soverign Lord george by the grace of God King of 



38 hempstead town eecobds. 

Page 383. 

great Britton &c Anno que dommi one thousand Seven 
hundred and eighteen 

Sined Sealled '& Del'd 

In Presents of Jbams Sands (S) 

Thomas Mitchell 
NiCHo's Lang 

Quens County s. s. 
Mr Jeams Sands ye executor of the above Instrument of 
Convaianoe on ye day and year above mentioned parsonal- 
ly appeared before me one of his Magisties Justices for 
quens County assigned and did acknowledg ye same to be 
his free and Vollientary act and deed 

John Undeehill Just 

To all People Whome this Instrument may conseam be 
it known and manifest I the within mentioned Thomas Mit- 
cel do hereby oblige my self my hairs exec'rt & adm'st att 
aU times hereafter Ijo freely suffer ye w't in mentioned John 
Sands and all his yt is intended his hairs and assigns to 
have free passage from the Land within Demised Through 
the said Thomas Mitchels Land Within mentioned the most 
directed way unto a gate in ye line between ye Land Posses- 
sed Robert mesleet and said mitchels Land. In witnes 
whereof ye sd Thomas Mitchel hath here unto set his hand 
ye day and year within mentioned 
Witnes 

James Sands Thomas Mitghel 

NiCHo's Lang 

Quens County 
Mr Thomas Mitchel the executor of ye above Instreu- 
ment Personally appeared before me one of his magisties 
Justices for Queens County assigned and did acknowledg 
the same to be his free and VoUintary act and deed on ye 
day and year within Righten 

John Underhill Justis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 39 

This above and afore sd deed and liberty for a Eoad and 
acknowledgements Compared and entred in this book of 
Reacords for Hempstead 

By me Tho Gildebsleeve Clarek Dec. 22. 1722. 

Page 384. 

Att a Jeneral Town meting held in Hempsted april the 
Second day 1723. Then their was Chosen David Beadell 
for Cunstable and Colecter for this enseuing year by mager 
vote of ye freeholders of the towne 

At the same time John Jackson and John Mott ware 
Chosen aasesers for this enseuing year by mager voat 

At the same time Justis John Tredwell was Chosen seti- 
parviser for this in seuing year by mager vote 

At the same time their was Chosen for Survairs of high 
ways John mott and Isaac Smith for the town and andrus 
Onderdonk for this enseuing year 

At the same time Samuel Williams and Jeremiah Beadell 
ware chosen fence veuers for the town and Robart Mitchel 
and Richard Cornell for the neck all for this enseuing year 

At the same time John Barcar was Chosen for A whiper 
for Hempstead and ye. bounds thereof for this ensuing year 

At the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen Clarek 
for this enseuing year 

Att the same time Coll John Jackson Col Hicks Ju's fon 
wick William willis John mott.S. John Jackson .J. Tho 
Williams wear Chosen or any three of them for to Run our 
out boundredges according to our pattin. These men wear 
Chosen by mager voat at ye above said meting 

At the time Their Chosen Ju's fon wick and William wil- 
,lis for to a just an account with Justis John Tredwell as 
conseming the folding of the Sheep and agreeing about the 
making of the yards for Chetching of our Sheep in 

At the same time Tho Langdon and John Mott S weare 
Chosen for to take Care to prevent all parsons whatsoever 



40 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

that they shall not fold our sheep day nor night without the 
Consent of the mager part of ye sheep owners of the Town 
this don by mager Vot 

This by order entred by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Page 385. 

At a Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempsted April. 19th. 
1723 Then it was voated and agreed upon that all our 
Eeacords of Hempstead shall be trans scribed and Copied 
out by such men as are hear after named and Chosen by 
the mager voat of the freeholders of our said Town and 
they shall be satisfied for Their Labour out of the Publik 
stock of our Towns money 

At the same time Mr John Cornell William Willis Benja- 
min Semans and Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck to assist them 
These men were chosen by mager Yoat of the freeholders of 
the town this by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Att a Jenerall Town meetii;g Held in Hempstead Aprill 
the 30 1723. Then it was Considred as Conserning the 
voat yt was made the 19. day of this present aprill that it 
was in no wise profitable to the town in any maner There- 
fore we the freeholders of this town meeting by mager voat 
have vacated and made it void this entred by me by order 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Att the same time at ye sd town meeting their was 
Chosen for to demand and take in Spetction of and from 
every man and men that have taken up any Land by Sur- 
vay or choping it out him self within twenty one year last 
past and make thier return to the town as soone as they 
have taken inspection are Col Hicks Justis Treadwell wil- 
liam willis Benjamin Seman Cap Carman John mott and 
Abill Smith at ye same time it was ordered for every one 
to come on the 2 monday in may and the Second Monday 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 41 

in June for to bring in account what lie hath Sarvaied to 
these men above named at mordicay Lesters house by ten 
of the clock in the morning and such parson or parsons 
that shall neglegt or delay and refuse to give an account of 
what lands he hath take up by or within the time afore 
said Then the parsons appointed as afore said are hearby 
impowered to seu such parsons in maner as the Law di- 
rects for such neglects 
This by order by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

At the afore said Town meeting. Then John wolley 
Complained that the Land that he did by of Judg Hick 
Coir Jackson Justise Tredwell and Mr William McoU trus- 
tess for the town of Hempstead Doth apear to be his own 
Land. Therefore by mager vot of the freeholder of ye sd 
town meeting it was ordered yt ye sd John WooUey should 
have his money that he has paid give ento him again and 
also his bond yt he gave for the' rest of the money should 
lick wise be returned to him a gain and ye said John 
Wooley is hereby alsoe ordered to return his deed yt ye sd 
trustees gave to him to the Town again 

This by order by me 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 386. 

Hempstead 5th of January A No: 1665 Thes presents 
witneseth that I Abraham Smith of Hempstead on Long 
Island in Neu York Shair in the North Riding, have bar- 
gined and do by these presents sell and deliver unto 
Thomas Statham of the same Place my now dwelling house 
& farm and home Lott. 4. oxpaster gates in the west 
oxpaster and. 4. acars of meadow at fosters meadow mor or 
Less as it was Laid out &. 15. acars of meadow at Neare 
Eockaway be it more or Less as it was Laid out with all 
my Eight at Bockaway of Common meadow and half my 
Eight of Pastregs and half my Laid out lote at Rockaway 



42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

of upland. I say I have sold all tlie fore mentioned 
premesseses to geather with all the Eights Commanegs 
thereunto belonging exsepting the Common meadow east 
ward and my Eight at the north Neck and madnans neck 
and matinacock and my Land at Herieks to him his hairs 
or assigQS free from me my hairs or assigns, as Witness 
my hand and seal this. 5. of Januawary A.no. 1665. and in 
the 17. year of his magisties Eeign Charls the Second by 
the grace of God King of great britfcon f ranee & Irland 
defender of the faith King 

Sined Sealed and delivered 
In the Presents of us 

Tho Hicks Clerck Abbaham X Smith (S) 

John X Tewe mark 

mark 

This deed is a treu coppy compared & entred by me 

Thomas Gildeesleete Clarck 

Bee it known to all men home this presents may Oon- 
searn that I Thomas Statham of Hempstead have and do 
by these presents firmly freely and absolutly assign all my 
Eight and intrust of this within written bill of sail Two 
John Williams of the same place exsepting two oxpastur 
gats in the west oxpasture I say I have assigned the afore 
mentioned primises two John Williams to him his hairs 
executors or assigns free from me my hairs executors or 
assigns as witnes my hand and seal this 12th of January 
Ano. 1665.' 

Signed Sealled and delivered 
In presents of us 

Thomas Hicks Clarck Thomas S Statham (S) 

Thomas X Geissel 
mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 43 

I Sary Pudinton do confirm this act of my mother above 
written as witnes my hand 

Saey Pudintun X her mark 
■ Thomas Benny dint 

This compared by me and entred by me 

Th6 Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Wm Lawrence his Ear mark is a Crop in Each Ear and a 
hole in Each Ear Aprill ye 11th 1735 pr me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 387. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
come or any wise appertaine Greeting Know ye yt I Tim- 
othy Hoisted Seanor of Hempstead one Long Island alias 
nasaw in quens Couaty in. ye. Province of neuyork Do. by. 
these presents give grant bargin sell alinate Releaa. &. 
deliver from mee my hairs, executors administrators and 
assigns unto Cap't Joha Saads of Cow neck in ye. bounds 
of Hempstead of ye. sd. Island county and Province afore 
.sd. to him his hairs executors administrators and assigns 
the right of aleven gats of fence on the sd cow neck w't 
what Eight of Land or other advantages may accrew 
apertaiiie by virtue of ye sd gates also all my Right title 
intrust clam or demand of & to a sartaine Parsell of Land 
on ye sd Cowneck w'c I tooek up aboat three years Since 
w'c Land I took up by virtue of ye sd gates ye Land lyeth 
on ye north side John Simson is setled & frunting to ye har- 
bowr all my right title or improvements of ye Land or on ye 
Land afor« sd w't all other advantages orappurtinances be- 
longing to ye sd eleven gates. I ye sd Timothy Hoisted do 
by these presents give grant bargin sell releace & deliver from 
me my hairs & as signs unto ye sd Cap't John Sands to him 
his hairs & assigns to have & to hold for ever, frie from 
any former sail let morgadg or any person or persons to 
clame ye same by virtue of ye sd gates for and in consider- 
ation a valiable sum of money in hand paid & Eecevid in 



44 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

full sattisfatction before ye signing hereof & in testimony 
of ye Premises I have hereunto setto my hand and fixed 
my seal march ye nineteenth in ye year of our Lord an. no 
domini 1696-7 

Sined Sealled & delivered 

In presents of us Timothy X Holsted (S) 

Thomas Smith his mark 

SOLOMAN X SeMMAN 

his mark 
Joseph Pettet 

The above named Hoisted Parsonally appeared before 
us this 2 day of april. 1697. and acknowledged ye above 
written primises to be his vallentory act & deed 

John Tkedwell Justice for ye peace 
John Smith Justice of ye pece 

These may sertifie whome it may Consearn : that I Jonah 
Hoisted son of the above named Timothy Hoisted good 
Considerations me moving there unto have Released unto 
the above named Sands from my self & hairs to sd Sands & 
his hairs all the right that ever I had or ever Pretend unto 
the above mentioned gats, haveing In Leu of the same 
other eleven in full satisf acttion. as witnes. my hand & seal 
ye 26 of aprill 1697. 

sined sealed & delivered 

In presents of us Jonah Holsted (S) 

Sarah X Parsal her mark 
Sarah X Carman her mark 

This above is a treu coppy Compared & entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

. i Page 388. 

To all Christian People to whome these presants writting 
shall come I Jeams Sands Pi,eeident at Matinicock In the 
Town ship of oisterbay In quens County In ye Province of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 45 

Nenyork on ye Island nawsaw sendeth Greeting Know ye 
yt I ye sd Jeams Sands being former Reasident at Block 
Island a Place my father Jeams Sands Deaseased being 
Recident their my elder brother John Sands & my sd father 
James Sands In pardnership bought three hundred acars of 
Land on Block Island of one Phillip worton formerly Resi- 
dent at Boston my brother John Sands his part of sd Pur- 
chas of ye three hundred acars being one third ye deed or 
Convaince of ye sd Land being from sd whortor being given 
in ye name of Jeams Sands Sener & Jeams Sands Juner and 
my sd eldest Brother John Sands yet not haveing a Convai- 
ance by ous to him given. I therefore Considering It his Just 
Right now Know ye for sundry good, causes me moving there 
unt & espetially ye above writen Cause to give & to my sd 
eldest brother John Sands a free and Cleare Releas of said 
Land from me my hairs executors administrators or assigns 
so yt none from by or under me shall for ever here after 
Clame or pretend any right title or intrust of ye Bove sd 
Land or any part or parsell there of it being the Just Right 
his hairs executors and administrators and assigns forever 
as witnes my hand & seal In ye fourteenth day of march and 
In the year of our Lord 1710 

In the presents of us 

his James Sand (S) 

William X Pap 
marck 

John Claek 

This above said deed is a treue Coppy Compared and 
entred by me 

Tho ■ GiLDEESLEEVE Clarck 

To all Christian people to whome these presants shall 
come or any wise appertain Greeting Know ye y 1 1 Joseph 
Pettet of Hempstead on Long Island alias nasaw in quens 
County in ye Province of neuyork I do by these presents 



46 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

give grant bargin sell alinate Eeleas & dispose from me my 
hairs executors administrators & assigns unto Thomas 
Hicks Juner of cow neck in ye bounds of ye town County 
Island & Province afore sd to him his hairs executors ad- 
ministrators & assigns ye Eight of six gats of fence on Cow 
Neck afore sd yt is worded in ye reacords to ye name of 
Thomas Jecocks and three gats in ye name of Joseph 
Scott on ye Eeacord six gats in ye whol with what Eight of 
Land or other advantages ye sd Hicks Can recover or 
may accrew by virtue of ye sd six gates on ye sd cow neck 
to ye sd Thomas Hicks his hairs & assigns to have & to 
hold for ever from me my hairs & assigns unto ye sd 
Thomas Hicks to him his hairs & assigns and Do further 
warat & uphold this my sail Lawfull & good so fare as the 
gate Eights extends for & in Consideration of full satis- 
faction receved and in testimony hereof I have hereunto 
my hand and seal October ye 17th 1696 

Sined Sealed and delivered 

In presents of us Joseph Pettet (S) 

Thomas Ieeland 
Jeremi Beet 

Theis presents witneseth that I the within named hicks 

Page 389. 

have and doe assign mak over and assure from my self my 
hairs executors administrators & assigns forever all my 
Eight title & Intrus I have unto the w't in mentioned gates 
& apurtinanses theire unto belonging unto John Sands of 
ye within mentioned neck to him his hairs executors & 
administrators & assigns forever & do ingage at ye request 
of ye sd Sands his hairs or assigns to acknowledg the same 
before any Justis of peace as witness my hand and seal this 
29th day of October 1698 

It is further ordered betwen sd Sands and hicks before 
sealing yt I ye sd hick have sold ye sd Sand two gats & 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 47 

half more which in all is eight gates and a half for all w'c 
sd gats I do acknowledg to reseved full satisfatction. 
Sined Selaled and delivered 
in presents of us 

Eich'd Allin Tho Hicks (S) 

Elisebeth X Elison her 

mark 
Debeba Hicks 
her X mark 

This is a treu Coppy Compared w't the original and en- 
tred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents may 
come greeting Know ye yt I Solomon Seman of Hemp- 
stead in quens County on nasaw Island in ye Province of 
neuYork yeman for & in consideration of ye sum of nine 
Pounds ten shillings of good & LawfuU money of ye Pro- 
vince afore sd to me in hand paid by John Sands of ye 
same Towne County & province afore sd ye resepts whereof 
I do here by acknowledg and my self thier w't fully satis- 
fied & contented & of every part & parsell thereof do exon- 
erate discharg & acquit ye sd John Sands his hairs execu- 
tors & administrators for ever by these presents given 
granted bargined sold allinted convayed & confirmed set- 
over & delivered from me mj hairs exe'c adm'n unto ye 
above sd John Sands to him his hairs exec's adm's and as- 
signs all my right & title of two gats & half Right of Land 
upone Cow neck w'c by granfather Semans & laid out to 
ye above sd John Sands by Samuel Clows Survair w't all 
ye priviledg their unt belonging or any wise belonging or 
appertaining to ye same and I ye sd Soloman Seaman do 
furmly & treuly w't out any fraud or deseite Lawfully de- 
mise grant set over and deliver from me my hairs exec's 
adm's unto him ye sd John Sands to him his & assigns for 
their only proper use benefit & behof forever w't all ye ap^ 
purtinanses properties priviledges & commodities their unto 



48 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

belonging or in any wise appertaining is & shall be fore ye 
use benefit & behoof of John Sands his & assigns forever 
quiatly & paciably to have hold enjoy & possess all ye 
above granted demised primises according to ye treu inten 
& meaning hereof w't out Lett desturbance or interruption 
of him ye sd Solomon Seamans his hairs or assigns or any 
other parson or parsons claming or to elame from by or 
under me In witnes whereof I ye sd Solemon Seamans have 
here unto set my hand fixad my seal this twenty sixh day 
of October in ye second year of ye reign of our soverign 
Lord King Georg Anno quod. 1717. 

sined sealed & delivered 
In presents of us 

JosHEUA Caeman Solomon Seaman (S) 

MOEDECAI LeSTEE 

This above is a treu coppy Compared and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 
Page 390. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shaU 
come or any wise appertain greeting Know ye yt I John 
Seaman Sener of Hempstead on Long Island alias nawsaw 
in quens count in ye Provinc of neu York Do by these 
presents give grant bargin sell alian Eeleas & deliver from- 
me my hairs executors 'administrators & assigns unto Cap 
John Sands at Cow neck in ye bounds of Hempstead on ye 
Island county & province afore sd to him his executors 
administrators and assigns the Eight of twenty gats on 
Cow neck afore sd w't what Eight of Land or other ad- 
vantages yt may acorw or yt ye sd Cap John Sand can 
Eecover by virtue of twenty gates of fence w'c Eight as 
afore sd I ye sd John Seamans Doth by these presents give 
grant alinat Eeleas & deHver fro& me my hairs & assio-ns 
unto ye sd Cap John Sands to him his hairs & assigns to 
have & to hold forever & I ye sd John Semans Do further 
covenant & promise for my self my hairs & assigns to & 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 49 

w't ye sd Jolin Sands his hairs & assigns^yt at; this saile 
makeing I had a good title to ye right of twenty gates of 
fence on ye sd Cow neck w'c I Do warrant to defend ye sd 
gate Right against any Parson or parsons Claming ye same 
for & in Consideration of full satisfatction Recevid and in 
testimony of ye primises I have here unto setto my hand & 
fixed my seal inarch the 22 ano 1701. Memorandom and 
before signing ye sd twenty gates or any part or parse! 
thereof are here by owned 

Sined sealed & delivered in 
presents of us 

Joseph Pettet John Seaman (S) 

Joseph Smith 

This deed Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarek 

To Christian People before whome these preasants shall 
com Jeams Sands Sarah Sands his wife both Residents new 
Shorum aleas block Island in ye county of Rhodis land & 
providence plantation in neuingland Sendeth greeting Know 
yea yt wee ye sd Jeams Sands & Sarah Sand for ye good 
will nature Love & parent affecttions wee bear & have to 
our son John Sands Resident at ye place afore sd do give 
grant assure convay & confirm unto him sartain Lands & 
chatties one sd Shorom alredy in his possestion namely as 
foUoweth ye farm yt Thomas Mitchel formerly hired being 
partly of Dearings hare & partly of allcoct. buted & bound- 
ed as followeth westardly on ye south Rhod & partly a 
dich as now ye easterly on my own Land being bounded 
partly one ye mill River & partly a dich as now ye fence 
stands southely on ye land yt formerly Phillip whortons 
Commonly called gleufers share ye sd land being ye wester- 
. must end of two great lots in ye corn Neck from ye sd woster 
& eastharly to ye great cart path w'c is near ye middle of sd 
Lott bounded one ye south by Mr Cuthing his Land & ye 
north side by ye mitchels Land Mr Seieellsye above mention- 
ed two parsels of land to geather w't all ye above mentioned 



50 HEMPSTEAD TOWN "EEODEDS. 

as well Moveables as emmovables w't all libeities privi- 
ledges & apurtiuanses yt now is or ever hearafter shall arise 
wee doe freely Clearly & absoletely give grant & confirm 
from us & our hairs executors administrators & assigns to 
our sd son John Sands his hairs executors administrators & 
assigns for ever & yt shall forever hereafter be to his & 
their proper use benefit & behof and Doe for our selves and 

Page 391. 

succesers warant ye title thereof haveing in our selves good 
Eight full power and lawfull authoryty ye same to convay 
it being free <fe acquited of and from all & all maner of 
former gifts grants bargins sails Contracts dowries oi; in- 
combranses of what nature or kind soever had don or made 
or qpntf ated by us or Ither of us where by our said son his 
hirs executors administrators or assigns may or should by 
any Maner or means be in acted or exsacted out of ye 
quontyti posession of ye above granted primises or any 
part or parsel thereof or their unto belonging & Do further 
convay as followeth yt one third part of ye Land I bought 
of Mr plesep whorton namely ye third part of one great Lot 
commonly colled gilfords share & ye third part of two great 
Lots in ye Corn neck, ye whole Containing three hundred 
acars by estemation and sirvairs measure be it more or less 
In consideration of w'c we do acknowledge to have Eecived 
full satisfatction by ye Payment of money In equal propor- 
tion according to purchq,s part of which our sd son hath 
sold to our son in Law Joseph Kaymor w'c is ye eastermost 
end of ye two great Lots In ye same neck at ye eastermosi 
thereof ye w'c wee do aLow: and for ye Eemaining part we 
have Convayed to him two fowre aCars Lots one ye Indian 
head Neack & ye westermost end of sd glufers great Lot 
from ye hiway to ye mill Eiver all w'c wee Do w't ye privi- 
ledges and appurtinanses their unto belonging assure & 
confirm from us & hairs executor & admin's to our sd son 
his hairs exec'u adm'ns & assigns forever in witnes & Con- 
formation of ye above granted Primises we hare hereunto 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 51 

set our hands and fixed our seals ye 5 day of November 
1690: 

sined sealed & delivered in presents of us 
J Raymond his 

James Sands James X Sands (S) 

Saey Eaymond mark 

Saeah Sands (S) 

This compared w't ye original and entred by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

This Indentor witneset yt Jeams Chogum son of Samuel 
Chogum of Couneck Indians hath of his own & vollentary 
free will and accord to & w't ye free will assent & accord 
of Samuel Chogum father of ye sd Jeams Chogum Put him- 
self apprintest & doth by these presents put himself ap- 
printice to John Sands Juner of Cow neck in ye town shijD 
of Hempsted in quehs County on nasaw Island in ye Prov- 
ince of Neuyork to him his hairs & assins for ye full & Just 
tearm of ninteen years from ye sixteenth day of this instant 
November in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred & ninteen dureing all w'c sd time his sd Master 
faithfully shall serve his LawfuU gladly every where 
obay he shall do no damig to his sd Master nor suifer 
it to be done by others w't out letting or giveing notis 
thereof to his sd Master he shall not wast his sd Masters 
goods nor lend them un Lawfully, to others, he, shall not 
by nor sell deuring all ye. sd. tearm w't out lisence from 
his sd. Master, he shall not hant tavarns aile houses, at 
cards dice or any other unlawfull game he shall not play 
w't his own goods or ye goods of others he shall not Com- 
mit fornication nor mattrimoney Contract during y6 sd tearm 
he shall not absent himself day nor night from his sd Mas- 
ters service but in all things be have him self as a LawfuU 

Page 392. 

aprintis towards his sd Master his hairs & assigns in all 
"t hings as a faithfull apprintis aught to do during aU ye sd 



52 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

time : And he ye sd Master doth covenant promise and In- 
gage to provide meat drink washing & loging fiting for his 
on apprintice during ye sd time to teach or caues to be 
taught ye sd apprintis to reed & right Inglish if capiebll 
and at ye experation of ye sd time to discharge his sd ap- 
printice & to give him agood sent of wearing appearrill be 
sides his every day wearing Cloaths. In Witnes whereof 
Ither of the parties have hereunto Interchangably Put theire 
hands and seals ye day and year above Written 
Sined sealed and delivered 
In the presents of us 

NiN BuECH the mark X of James Chogum (S) 

the marck of the mark X of Samuel Chogum (S) 

Thomas X neeo Indian mark X Mirce his Squaw (S) 

John Sands (S) 

this Indentor Compared w't ye originall and entred by 
me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

To all Christion People to home these presents shall 
Come or any wise appertain Greeting Know ye yt I Abill 
Smith of Hemstead on Long Island alias nasaw in quens 
County In ye Province of Neu York do by these presents 
give grant bargin sell Keleas & alliuat & deliver from me 
my hairs exec'u adminis'n & assign unto John Sands of 
Cow Neck in ye bounds of Hempstead on ye Island County 
& Province afore sd to him ye sd Abill his hairs execu't 
adminr's & assigns all my Eight & title a hundred twenty 
of fence on Cow Neck afore sd w'c is in a sartin tract of 
Land Lying scituated & being near ye head of Cowneck 
survaied & laid out by Samuel Clows to John Sands de- 
ceased and now in ye possestion of John Sands his son. all 
ye bowndrig as afore sd set forth by Samuel Clows to ye 
see by hempstead harbor & all my Eight of a hundred & 
twenty gates as afore sd in a sartain goore of Land Lying 
& being a peas of land laid out to Georg Heulitt & now be- 
ing in ye possestion Leuis Heulitt of cowneck in ye prov- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 53 

ince afore sd which rights as afore sd I ye fore sd Abill 
Smith Do by these presents give grant Alinate Eealeas & 
deliver from me my hairs & assigns unto ye sd John Sands 
him his hairs & assigns to have and to hold for ever : and I 
ye sd Abil Smith for ever Covenant & promise for my self 
my hairs & assigns to & w't ye sd John Sands his hairs & 
assigns yt all ye fore mentioned had a good title to ye right 
on Cowneck for & in Consideration of full satisfaction Eea- 
seaved, and in testimony of ye primis I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal April ye twelfth day one thousand seaven 
hundred & twenty one 

Sinned Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 

Thomas Baker his 

his X mark Abill X Smith (S) 
Maby X Bakee mark 

har mark 

before sining and sealing It is to be under stood that the 
above said goore of Land lies on ye north sid ye land of ye 
afore said Hulit 

This above said deed Compared w't ye original and 
entered by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 393 

Whereas Cap't John Seamans Late of Hempstead in 
quens county on nasaw Island Yeoman desesed being in 
his lif time one of ye first & priatiable purohers freeholders 
& proprietors of ye Township of Hempstead by virtue 
whereof he was in Joint tenure in titled unto several par- 
sels & tracts of Land w't in ye said Township of Hemp- 
stead & amongst others of ye freeholders of ye sd Township 
of hempstead of twenty gats so called in ye north neck or 
ye cow in his own right & where as ye sd John Seman by 
his Last will & testament bearing date ye twenty first day of 
august in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 



54 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

& ninty foure proved & approved by his exensellency Ben- 
jamin ffletcher Governour & commander in cheif of ye 
Colliny of neu Yorck on ye twentyeth of marcli in ye year 
of our Lord one thousand six hundred & ninty fowre five 
as by ye reacords in ye Secreteries office may fully appear 
gave & beaqueathed unto his eight sons therein named & 
all then Liveing an eaqual shaire part portion & proportion 
of all his undevided lands in ye Towne Ship of Hempstead 
afore sd and whereas Benjamin Seaman of Jerusalem ■w't 
in ye Town Ship of Hempsted being one of his eight sons 
in ye above recited last will & testimony of ye above named 
John Seaman desesed named & theirby Lawfully Jiistly & 
treuly & absolutly intitled to ye eighth equall undevided 
part of ye undevided twelve gats on ye Cowneck yt his 
father John Seaman afore sd dyed sized of or unto two 
gats on ye one half gate: Now Know ye yt he ye above sd 
Benjamin Seaman for ye Valiable sum of thirteen pounds of 
good & LawfuU money of neu York to him in hand well & 
treuly paid by John Sands of cow neck in ye bounds of 
Hempstead afore sd before ye ensealing & delivery of these 
presants ye resepts whereof to full content & satisfatction 
he ye sd Benjamin Seaman Doth acknowledg & him self to 
be there w't fully satisfied '& contented & paied & there of 
& of every part and parsell thereof doth aquit esonarate & 
fully discharge him ye sd John Seaman his hairs execu's 
admin's & every of them foreve by these presents & for 
Divers other good Causes & Considerations him ye sd 
Benjamin Seaman especially moving hath given granted 
remized released & forever quit clamed & by these presents 
Doth fully clearly & absolutly give grant remize & releas & 
forever Quit clame unto the above sd John Sands of cow 
neck afore sd in his full possescion & seizen and to 
his hairs & assigns forever all such right estate title 
Intrust clame & demand what so ever as he ye sd 
Benjamin Seaman ever had now hath or at any time 
or times here after ought to have of to or in all & in every 
part or parsell of Land contained in ye above recited two 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 55 

gats & half on ye cow neck & now in ye occupation poses- 
cion & siszen of ye above sd John Sands being Laid out & 
survaied unto him ye sd John Sands or unto his father John 
Sands deseased in right of John Seaman afore sd deseased 
amongst other lands to have & to hold all ye sd two gats & 
half w't all ye land contained therein or their on unto ye sd 
John Sands his hairs & assigns to ye only proper use & be- 
hoof of hini ye sd John Sands his hairs & assigns for ever 
so nither he ye sd Benjamin Seaman nor his hairs nor any 
of their person or persons for him oi them or in ye name or 
right or stead of any of them shall or will by any way or 
means hereafter have clame Challinge or demand any estat 
Eight title or Intriest of in or to ye primises or any, part or 
parsell their of: but from all & every action Eight estate 
title Intrust and demand of or in to ye primises or any part 
or parsel thereof they & every of them shall be utterly ex- 
cluded and bared from me by these presents and allso ye 
sd Benjamin Seaman ye sd Eecited two gats & a half & all 
ye land Contiained there on in ye occupation of ye sd John 
Sands & ye appurbinances theirof against him self and his 

Page 394. 

hairs and assigns and aganst all & every and every of ye 
hairs & other asigns of ye above sd John Seaman deseased 
unto ye sd John Sands & unto his hairs & assigns shall 
warant & foreve Defend in Witnes whereof he ye sd Benja- 
min Seaman hath setto his hand & fixed his seal the first day 
of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred and seaventen the word (named) being enterlined be- 
twen the fowrtenth & fiftenth lines before the sinning & 
sealing hereof 

Sined sealed & delivered 
in ye presents of 

Benj Seaman Ju Benjamin Seaman (^S) 

Jeams Seaman 
EicHABD Seaman 



56 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

This above sd deed taken out of ye original and Compared 
& entred by me • 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
Come Greeting Know ye yt Wee John Kobison & Joseph 
Eobeson his son both of Hempsted in quens county on ye 
Island Nawsaw w't our wives Jean' & Jean, for & in consid- 
eration of ye sum of one hundred Pounds to us in hand 
paid before ye ensealing & Delivery hereof by Charls Mott 
of ye same place the Recepts whereof wee do hereby ac- 
knowledg & our selves there w't fully satisfied & contented 
& theirof & of every part & parsel theirof do exonarat aquit 
& discharg ye sd Charls Mott his hairs execu't adminis'r 
forever by these presents have given granted bargined sold 
alinated Convayed & confirmed & by these presents do 
freely fully & absolutely give grant bargin sell alinate & 
confirm unto ye sd Charls Mott his hairs & assigns forever 
one sartain grist Mill w't ye dam and streem upon ye 
head of hempsted harbour as it was granted to us by 
ye Towne of Hempstead, a small frame of a hous & one 
Irn croo'w't some other Instruments, belonging to ye sd 
already delivered to have and to hold ye sd Mill w't ye 
priviledges & appurtinances to ye same belonging or any 
wais appertaining to him ye sd Charls Mott his hairs & as- 
signs forever to his & their only proper use benefit & be- 
hoof foreve & we ye sd John Eobison Sener Joseph Robi- 
son & John Eobison Juner of brookhaven to ye fore 
named John Eobison w't our wives Jean & Jean & Eebecka 
for us our hairs execu's adminis'r do covenant & grant to 
& w't ye sd Charls Mott his hairs & assigns yt before ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents we were ye treu 
sole & LawfuU owners of ye above bargained primises and 
were Lawfully sissed & possesed of ye same in our own 
propper Eight as a good parfict & absolute estate of inheri- 
tance & have in our selves good right full power & lawfuU 
authoryty to grant bargin sell convay & confirm ye same in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 57 

maner as above sd & yt ye sd Cliarls Mott his hairs & as- 
signs shall & may from time to time & at all times forever 
by virtue of these presents lawfully peasablly & quiatly 
have hold use occupy poses & enjoy ye sd demised & bar- 
gined primises w't all ye appurtinances free & clear & free- 
ly & clearly acquit exonarate & discharged of all maner of 
all former gifts grants bargins sails leases morgages entails 
Jointors dowries Judgments executions Incombarances & 
troubles what so ever and we ye sd John Kobison Sener 
Joseph Robison & John Kobison Juner w't our wives Do 
further covenant & bind our selves our hairs executors 
adminis'r firmly by these preseiits to warant & defend ye 
sd Charls Mott his hairs & assigns in quiat & peasiable 
Posestion of all and singular ye sd granted & bargined 

Page 395. 

primises against any Just & lawfull Clame of any parson or 
parsons what so ever In Witnes whereof we ye sd John 
Eobison sener Joseph Robison & John Robison Juner w't 
our wives have here unto our hands & seals 2 day of May 
being ye seventh year of our severing Lady Anne by ye 
grace of god Queen of england An no Dominy 1709. 

Memorandom before ye ensealing hereof ye words upon 
ye head of Hempstead hai;bolir betwen ye 14th & 15th lines 
was enterlined before ye ensealing here of 

Sined sealled and delivered 
in presents of 



his 


John Robison 


(S) 


ELIAS X BaLY 


Joseph Robinson 


(S) 


mark 


Jean Robinson 


(S) 


ROBAET X MiTCHEL 


her mark 




his mark 


Jean X Robinson 


(S) 


Timothy Holsted 


John X Robinson 


(S) 


JOSHEUA CaEMAN 


his mark 




RiOHAED Comes 


her mark 






EebeckaX Robinson (S) 



68 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

March 1st 1717. 18'. Theu appeared before me Theo- 
dorus vanwicke one of his majestioes of ye peace for 
Queens County ye above named Timothy hoisted and 
acknowledged yt he saw ye above sd John Eobinsn Sener 
& Joseph Eobinson & Jane Eobinson Sener & Jean Eobin- 
son to deliver ye w't in written as there owne voUintory act 
& deed & lickwise ye above written named Eichard Comes 
& declared yt he saw ye above named John Eobinson Juner 
& Eebecca Eobinson to acknowledg ye same to be their 
own Voluntary act and deed 

ThEODOEUS VANWICKE 

This ded Compared with the original and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck. 

Know all people before these presents shall com greeting 
Know ye yt I Thomas Daniels of ye town ship of rye in ye 
County of west Chester in ye Province of Neu York for a 
In consideration of ye sum of three fourteen pounds curant 
Lawfull money of ye afore said Province to me in hand 
paid be fore ye ensealing and delivery hereof by John 
Sands of ye Town ship of Hempstead in quens County on 
ye Island of nawsaw in ye province above sd yeaman Eecept 
whereof I do hereby acknowledg & my self there w't fully 
satisfied & contented and their of & there of & Every part 
& parsell thereof do exonarate & acquit and discharge ye 
sd John Sands his hairs executors & administrators forever 
by these presents have given granted bargined sold alinated 
& Confirmed & by these presents Do fully freely & ab- 
soleutly give grant bargin sell alinat Convay & confirm unto 
ye sd John Sands his hairs & assigns for ever one sertain 
Message & tract of Land scituate lying and being on Coiw- 
neck in the townshij) of Hempstead in quens County In ye 
Provinc above sd bounded north by the Land of John 
Sands on the east by the bay on the south by the land 
Leuis Heulit on the west by a walnot tree on a Eock thence 
on a strait line to a black oake being by estamatation one 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 59 

hundred & foure acars or tlieire about to have and to hold 
ye sd granted and bargined primises w't all the apurtinances 
priviledges and Commodities to the same belonging or in 
any wise appertaining with the house & house gardins 
orchards fenceing timber trees standing and lying to him 
the said John Sands his hairs and assigns for ever to his 
and their propper use benefit and behoff for ever and I the 

Page 396. 

said Thomas Daniels for me my heirs executors & admin- 
istrators do covenant promise and grant to and the said 
John Sands his hairs and assigns yt before the ensealling 
Hearof I am the treu and soiile lawfull owner of the above 
bargined primises I am lawfully sised and possesed of ye 
same in my own propper Right as a good parfact and 
absolute estate of inheritance and have in my self w't ye 
consent of mj wife a good right full power lawfull authoryty 
to grant bargin sell Convay and Confirm ye sd bargined 
Prinaises in maner as above sd and ye sd John Sands his 
hairs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at 
all times forever here after by these presents Lawfully 
Peacably and quiatly have hold use occupie poses and 
enJoy ye sd Demised Bargined w't ye appurtinances free 
and Clear and freely and Clearly acquited exonarated and 
discharged of and from all and all maner former gifts grants 
bargins sails leasses Morgages will entails Jointors Dowries 
Judgments exeCutions Incombranses and troubles whatso- 
ever and I ye sd Thomas Daniels Do further Covenant 
bind myself my hairs executors and administrators firmly 
by these presents to warant and defend ye sd John Sands 
his hairs and assigns In quiat Peaciable Posestion of all 
and singular ye sd granted and bargined Primises against 
and Lawfull Clame of any parson or parsons what soever. 
In Witnes whereof I ye sd Thomas Daniels have here unto 
set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of December, 



60 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

being ninth year of ye Eeign of our soverign Lord Georg 
over Great Britton An no do mini 1722. 

Sined Sealled and delivered 

In the presents of his mark 

Elias Clapp Thomas X Daniels' (S) 

Daniel Beonidge har X mark 

Ann Daniels (S) 

there was enterlined betwen the 7 & 8. line before the 
sealing of ye above the words In quens County in ye pro- 
vino 

January ye 2 1722. Then Parsonably appeared before 
me Samull Purdy esq, one of his Magisties Justises for the 
County of West Chestor the grantors Thomas Daniels & 
Ann, his wif and Did aoknowledg this above written deed 
of sail to be their own vallintary act and deed 

Samuel Pubdy 

This above said deed Compared with the original and 
entrfed by me , 

Thomas Gildeksleete Clarck 

These Presents witneseth that I Richard Stites of Hemp- 
stead on Long Island alias nawsaw In Quens County In 
the Province of neu York do by these Preasents give grant 
bargin sell aliuate & Eeleas unto Cap John Sands of cow 
neck In the bounds of Hempstead afore sd to him his hairs 
executors or assigns from me my hairs or assigns all my 
Right at said Cow neck forever gates in number of fence 
with what Right of Land and timber or other advantages 

Page 397. 

that may accrew or atained there by to have and to hold 
for ever for and In Considiration of full satiafatction all- 
ready Reaseved before ye ensealing hereof In testimony of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 61 

the premises I have here unto setto my hand and fixed my 
seal March the. 20. Anno ddmini 1694-5 
Sined Sealed and delivered 
In Presents of us 

Joseph Pettet his 

Samuel Denton Eichakd X Stits (S) 

Jonathan Smith marck 

This above sd deed Compared with the original and eu- 
tred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Know all men by these presents that I Nathaniel Briggs 
of block Island In y§ Colony of Rohd Island and provi- 
dence Plantation. In Neuingland attorny to Mr Phillip 
Wharton of Boston In the Matetuset In Neuingland afore 
sd have by the order and according to the appointment 
of sd Whorton absolutly sold unto Mr John Sands sener 
of sd Block Island three hundred acars of Laud scituate 
lying and beeing on sd Island named a great Lott lying on 
ye southeast end of sd Island and was formerly known by 
the name of glovers great Lott together with two fifty acar 
Lots Lying and being In the Corne neck ajoiniug to gether 
and lying bet wen the land of Mr Thomas Terrey and Mr 
henry Neall ye afore sd three Lots be thay more or Less 
togather with all and singular the priviledgs and apurtinan- 
ances to them or any part or parsell thereof being absolut- 
ly sold by sd Briggs as above sd to sd Sands his hairs or 
assigns to be his or their proper estate forever ye sd Sands 
for himself his hairs executors and administrators Covenant 
promise and Ingage to pay or cause to be paid to sd whor- 
ton his hairs or assigns in boston three hundred Pounds 
LawfuU silver money of New Ingland or good Provition at 
the money price yt shall be at the several time of pay ment 
In ye space of six years from the last day of November 
next in manner and form following Namely sixtj- pounds at 
or before the last day of November in ye year 1683 : and 
fifty Pounds In each enseuing year on or before the Last 



62 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

day of November, till the afore sd three hundred Pounds 
be fully paid and to the treu performance of all the above 
said Primises ye sd Briggs & Sands do firmly bind them 
selves and hairs by setting here unto their hands and a fix- 
ing their seals this 17.th day of July 1683 : it is to be un- 
derstood that their is to be forty Pounds in the last Pay- 
ment. 

Eead sined sealled 
and delivered In presents of 
John Potte Nathaniel Beiggs (S) 

Nathaniel "Nile James Sands (S) 

This above sd deed Compared w't ye original and entred 

by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Know all men by these presents yt I Abill Smith of 
Hempstead in ye Quens County and Province of Neu York 
Yeaman from I my self my hairs execu't adminis's & as- 
signs have Remised Kealeased & forever Quit Clamed by 
these Remise & forever Quit Clame to John Sands of ye 
afore sd Town County & Province his hairs execut'r & ad- 
ministrators all my whole Right title & Intrust all yt Lott 
or Parcell of Land being thirty nine acars bounded East- 
rdly by Samuell Dodg and Laid out formerly to Cap't 
John Sands desesed and in witnes hereunto I have setto my 
hand and fixed my seal ye fouretenth day of feabruary anno 
do: 1722-3 

Sined sealed and delivered 
in presents of 
Joshua Caeman Abill X Smith (S) 

Benj Smith his mark 

this is a treu Coppy entred by me ' 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 
Page 398. 
Eeseved twenty first day of february one thousand seven 
hundred and twenty one two by me Edward Sands of Cow 
neck in quens County on the Island nasaw in the Province 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 63 

of Neu York of John Sands both of Cow neck in the Coun- 
ty and Provinc afore said executer of his father John Sands 
of Cow neck in the said County afore said Decesed all Dues 
Duties sume and sumes of money and Demands what 
soever by any leagecy Leagasies or Perticulers sum or 
sumes of money goods or Chattels &c that are aniwais 
appertaining Coming or bequeathing' or wear bequeathed 
unto the said Edward Sands by his father John Sands 
Deceased afore said as more at large appears by his last 
Recited will and testament baring date the first day of July 
which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred ten recouerse there unto being had, and further I 
the said edward Sands do acquit and fully Discharge the sd 
John Sands his hairs executors administrators and every of 
them forever by these presents In witnes where of I have 
here unto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of 
february in the seventh year of ye Reign of our soverign 
Lord Georg by the grace of Qod King of great britton 
Annodomini one thousand seven hundred twenty one two 

Signed sealed and delivered in 

presents off 

enterbned in ye eighth before the 

ensealing and delivery of These presents 
Elias Clapp Edward Sands (S) 

William Sanor 

ffebruary the 20th. 1701-2 
Reaceved of John Sands all Satisfaction and Demand 
relating anexing or belonging unto the said John Sands 
that is to say Book debt or Debts by any sum or sumes of 
money as may hereaf-ter make any Differance betwen the 
said Parties from the begining of the world untill this as 
witnes my hand the day and year firs above written 

Elias Clapp Edwakd Sands 

William Sainor 

This is a treu Coppy Compared w't ye original and 

entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarok 



64 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Where as on the twelf bh day of August Last past at A 
Jeneral Town Meeting then held A Meeting appointed to 
be held at the Meeting hows at Hempstead on the first 
Munday in Octiber. it being this Presant day in order to 
Chuse men to devid the undevided Lands In the township 
of Hempstead and whereas there was but a very small ap- 
pearance of the free holders and In habitants at ye sd Last 
Becited Town meeting and In order that every man that is 
a freeholder may have a Leagal warning of another meeting 
that is this day agreed on These are to Require you David 
Beadell Cunstable of the Town of Hempstead, to take Dili- 
gent Care to give timely Worning and notis to every free- 
holder within the town ship of Hempstead of a Towne Meet- 
ing to be held on Monday next by ten of the Clock In the 
fore noone in the meetting hows in Hempstead. In order to 
proseed to a divition of the lands In our Township. Given 
under our hands and seals the seventh day of October. An. 
no. y. Do. myni. 1723. 

Isaac Hicks (S) 

John Tread Well (S) 

This is a treu Copy taken out of ye original and entred 
by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 
Page 399. 

At a Jeneral town meeting'held in Hempstead. June. ye. 
25. 1724. Then Purseuant to a vot made April ye. 7th. 
1724. that ye sheep that doth run on the plains might be 
folded this sommer and their was no man deputed for to 
Let them out Therefore we the owner of ye sheep at this 
present town meeting by mager vot l^ave Chosen Justice 
John Tredwell to let out all the sheep to the hiest bider 
once a week till the last day of September nex enseuing. 
and he thut doth hire the sheep are here by obliged not to 
drive them above half a mile in to the woods and if they 
dont fich six shillings a week they are to run at liberty and 
the sd letter out of the sheep is hereby ordered to collect 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 65 

the monney that is raised by leting out of the sheep and to 
deliver ye same to any man or men that the owners of the 
sheep shall depute when he hath collected it : memarandom 
he that hiereth the sheep is hereby obliged to put the sheep 
in the fold by ye sun setting and let them by ye sun rising 
every day 

This entred by order of the freeholders of ye Town by 
me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

We who names are here under written do ptotest against 
this above said voat ' 

John mott Sener 
Ca John Cabman 
Tho Lee 
Jeams Pine 
Chaels mott 
Ben Seaman 
Tho Langdon 

Pag5 400. 

Att a Jeneral Town IVfeeting held at Hempstead ye 14th. 
day of oct'o 1723. At w'c time we ye freeholder and in- 
habitants of ye Town ship afore said finding that Seaveral 
Parsons not haveing any Eight in our town as well as some 
others who have a Eight, [have taken upon them to layout 
larg parsels of Lands w't out any regulation or orders from 
sd Town by w'c means several Parsons who have good 
Eights in ye Township afore sd are hiudred from haveing 
their Just due^ & now ye freeholders & inhabitants of ye 
Town afore sd or ye Greater number of them being willing 
yt a divition should be made & yt Justice may be done to 
every Parson yt hath any Eight in our Town wee do ap- 
point & impower ye Parsons here after Named to wit 
CoU'o Hicks Jeams Searing Jeams Jackson William Wil- 
lis Se Benjamin Seaman Ju Josheua Carman & Abill Smith 
who wee give full power & authority to devid our lands 



66 HEMPSTEAD' TOWN RECOBDS. 

in maner & form following first if their be any Propria- 
tors or blaneks who has not had their hundred fifty 
& twenty two acars they shall Lay out to such Parsons the 
Number of acars afore sd In pursuant to ye several vots 
past In this Town for yt Purpose & our south Necks North 
necks home beauiles & all former grants shall be & remain 
as they wears laid out but all other undevided Lands or 
any other Land that has been taken up Laid out or survaied 
by any Parson or parsons what so ever with out order or 
directions from sd Town shall be vewed & resurvaied if re- 
required by the parsons before appointed and where they 
shall find any parson or Parsons who has taken up or Laid 
out any more Land then they have a Just Bight to they 
shall Lay out such over plush to such Parson or Parsons 
who has hot had their Right in purportion to what thay 
have Justly Paid to the Pattin and allso where they shall 
find any Parson or Parsons that has Laid out any Lands & 
has no Eight to the same they shall take & Lay out such 
Lands to such Parsons who has not had their Eight as 
afore sd and all ye land with in our town ship w'c has not 
yet been taken up or laid out shall be Justly & equally de- 
vided by the Parsons afore sd to every Parson according to 

Page 401. 

what he has Justly Paid to the Pattin, & the treu meaning 
of us the freeholders & inhabitants of Hempstead is that 
after the Proprietors and blanks are full filled that all our 
other Lands exsepting our Necks bevils and grants as afore 
sd shall bee Justly and impartially laidout in quantyti and 
qualLity to every Parson of our town ship their hairs or, 
assigns according to what they have Respeottively Paid tJ 
the Pattin 

There was also A Larg Tract of Land Laid out the Sea- 
venth day of Aprill 1712 for Town Commons lying betwen 
ye east meadow and west meadow which Land we find by 
experiance has not answered the expectations or ends that 
it was Laid out for by Eeason that Seaveral Persons Maks 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ftECOEDS. 67 

such havock & destruction of the timbei that the efi.d will 
prove destructive to the In habitants afore sd we the 
free holders and in habitants of the afore sd Town Do, order 
and direct the parsons afore appointed to surveay and Lay 
it out with the rest of our undevided Land as a fore sd and 
when the divition is finished and return made and entred 
upon our Reacords by the Parsons before appointed it shall 
be to us the free hold.ers afore sd taken and , estemed to be 
a faire and Just devition of our Land and be a bar against 
all other devitions what soever that shall be ever after made 
and allso the treu intent and meaning of us the free holders 
and Inhabitants of ye sd Town is that all the Plains be- 
longing to Hempstead shall not as yeat be divided or Laid 
out not withstanding the above sd order but shall Eemain 
in Common till further order of sd Town. 
This entred by order by me 

Tho GildeesleeVe Clarck 

And for the defraying of the Charges of the devition 
afore sd it is allso this day voated that the Charges of the 
dividing & Laying out of the lands of the Township of 
Hempstead shall be paid out of the Publick Stock of the 
Towns money lodged . in the hands of Justice John Tred- 
- well &yt ye Trustees or mager Part of them shall agree w't 
a survair as they Can w't ye best advantage & Cheapest 
Rate and allso ye Town hath this day Chosen Justice John 
Tredwell and John Mott Treasurers of the above said 
Towne Money and to Pay the above said Charge out of the 
Publick Stock. At the same time It was ordered yt the 
men deputed for to make a divition of our Land. are. aLowed 
six shillings a peece Pur day: 

This entred by- order By mee 

Tho Gildersleete Clarck 

Page 402. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held In Hempsted Desember 
ye 28th. 1723. Then their was Chosen Isaac Smith John 



68 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

foster Thomas Langdon and Thomas Gildersleeve to be 
aded to the trustees of Hempsted for to meet the Trustees 
of flushing on monday next to Confer with them what Line 
shall be Eun between Hempsted and flushing and to make 
Eeturn to the town of what thay have Don This entred 
by me 

Tho Gildersleete Clarck 

At the same time the men above named ware chosen to 
confer with Jemaca trustees on the same head above said 
This entred by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarek 

Whereas at a General Town Meeting held in Hempstead 
the second day of aprill 1723. Ooll John Jackson esqr & 
Coll Isaac Hick esqr John Jackson Juner John Mott 
Thomas "Williams William Willis & Theodorous Vanwick 
esqr or any three of them was Chose by the Proprieters of 
ye township of Hempstead to Eun ye out side Lines of ye 
sd Town ship. Pur seuant to ye sd order on the 23. day of 
December 1723 wee therefore: Viz. Isaac Hicks John 
Jackson Juner William Willis & Tho Williams by ye 
assistance of William Moyles Deb surveyor & Eichard 
Searle his assistance after three days diligent Labur Eiin 
and Compleated a sertain Line from a dead White oak Tree 
standing in a Point at ye east end of ye Plains being Eobart 
Williames South east bownder unto a sertaine whit oak 
tree standing near the meadow edge on a neck of Land 
Called'by ye Indians MaskaChung ye Cours being from ye 
sd ded Tree to ye nex station or Whit oak tree at ye south 
meadow S. 7. degrees 30 minutes west nearest. As witnes 
our hands the year and day above writen 

Isaac Hick 
John Jackson 

his 
Thomas X Williams 

mark 
William Willis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 69 

This is a treu coppy of the originall Compared and en- 
tred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clafck 

Whereas at a town meeting held in Hempstead ye second 
day of apnll 1723. Coll Isaac Hicks & Theodorous Van- 
viek & Coll John Jackson & John Mott & William Willis 
& Thomas Willianjs & John Jackson Juner was by mutual 
Consent of ye whol Town present Chosen to Run ye Line 
of ye Town or any three of ye men above named & purseu- 
ant to ye sd Towns Consent & voat wee Coll Isaac Hicks 
William Willis & Thomas Williams have to geather w't Cap 
Jarwice Mudge Jeams Cock & Samuel Underhill three men 
Chosen at a Town Meeting held in oysterbay the Second of 
November 1723: to Perambulate & Bemark ye trees of ye 
Line from bar of beach to Cantiague: Now these Presents 
witneseth that wee whose names are under writton have on 
ye second & third days of December 1723. Preamlated & 
remarked ye old marked trees from ye east sid of hemp- 
stead harboure Bight over against the east end of ye bar of 
beach to a walnot tree at Cantiage point & remarked the trees 
w't a splice down ye north west and south east side of ye 
old marked trees & three Chops on the south west & north 
west sides of sd trees. In Witnes whereof wee have setto 
our hands the Third day of december Anno Domini. 1723. 

Isaac Hicks 
Jaevis Mudge 
Sam undeehill 
William Willis 
James Cock 
Tho Williams 

This is a treu Coppy of ye original compared & entred 

bv me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clark 

Page 403. 
Whereas wee under written owners of the meadow one a 
neck of meadow Colled hungry harber on the south side of 



70 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

nasaw Island being most of us met to geather to fence sd 
neck to secuar it from damig & having vewed it for ye best 
conveiiiance of fenceing have agreed to fence sd Neck in 
and every mans proportion of fence shall be in Porprtion 
w't his meadow in number of acars as it stands recorded 
according to the bredth of sd neck & we have agreed to be- 
gin sd neck fence at the mill River as high as ye whit oak 
tree that Jeremiah Wood marked for his corner tree & froin 
thence to run southwardly to ye beaverdam & from thence 
to run a straight line to the crek that parts Johh Motts & 
Joseph Motts meadow <fe do allso allow yt Jeremiah wood 
shall have two acars of sd land about his house more then 
his proportion according to his fence to be set out by som 
men appointed by our selves & to fence it in by ye last day 
of may nex enseuing ye date hereof and w't as much speed 
as can be well w't conveniancy to devid sd Neck when it is 
fenced in according to every mans Number of acars of mea- 
dow as it stands Eeacorde in the Eeacords of Hempstead. 
In witnes whereof we have setto our hands the twentieth 
second day of Aprill 1718 

William Willis 
John Mott • 
Samuel Williams 
Thomas Williams 
Samuel Cabman 
Jeeemiah Wood 
David Beadell 
Aftee alBuetos 
Joseph Beadell 
Joseph Mott 
Thomas flewelling 

his 
Jeams X Abitt 

marck 
James Wood 
ThO' Gildeksleeve 



■ . hempstead town eecokds. 71 

Page 404. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held In Hempstead April 
the. 7th. 1724.^ Then Justis John Tredwell was Chosen 
seupervizer by mager vot for this enseuing year 

Att the same time David Bedell was Chosen Cunstable 
and CoUecter for this inseuing year 

Att the same time John mott Juner and Samuel Williams 
weare Chosen assesers for this enseuing year 

Att the same time John Mott sener Samuel Jackson and 
andiis Onderdonk was chosen survairs of the high ways for 
this enseuing year 

Att the same time Samuel willianis Jeremiah Beadell 
Eobart Mitchell and Eichard Cornell of couneck ware Cho- 
sen fence vewar for this Present year 

Att the same time Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen Clarck 
for this enseuing year 

Att the sam tim it was voted and ordered that the time 
for Looking up our sheep for to shear is the second mun- 
day in may next enseuing the date above sd 

Att the same time Justice John Tredwell Thomas Car- 
man and John Dorlon weare Chosen for to Purfix a day for 
drawing of our sheep in the faul of the year, they giveing 
the owners of the sheep seven days notes before hand at ye 
Least 

At the same time by mager vote of the People it was 
voted that our sheep that runs on the Plain may be folded 
this present summer 

This entre by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Wee whos names are under written do protest against 
the above written vote and do allow that our sheep shall 



72 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

run on the Plains at liberty without a sheap heard or any 

moUisttion by day or night. 

Coll John Jackson 
Isaac Smith 
John mott sener 
Mr John poster 
Daniel Pine 
John Mott Juner 
Thomas Lee 

Page 405. 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
Come greeting Know ye that I Eichard Osborn of Hemp- 
stead in quens County on nasaw Island in ye Province of 
neu york yeaman for and in consideration of full satisfact- 
tion to me in hand before the ensealing and delivery hereof 
by Joseph wood of ye same place yeaman ye recept whereof 
I do hereby acknowledg & my self their w't fully satisfied 
& contented & their w't of & of every part & parsel theirof 
do exonarat acquit & discharg ye sd Joseph wood hie hairs 
& assigns forever by these presents have given granted bar- 
gined sold allinated convayed & by these presents do freely 
.fully and absoleutly give grant bargin sell alien convay & 
confirm unto ye sd Joseph wood his hairs and assigns for- 
ever the one equal third Part of all ray whole right & Eights 
propriety Eights and Pattin Eights and all rights what so 
ever shall & may arise to me in the bounds of Hempstead 
or w'c did arise from ye Eights of John elison but I except 
the Eight of old Linninton to have and to hold ye sd bar- 
gine primises w't all ye appurtinances priviledges & com- 
modities to ye same belonging their unt or in any wise ap- 
pertaining to him ye sd Joseph wood his hairs and assigns 
forever to his & their only proper use benefit & behoof for- 
ever & I ye sd Eichard Osborn for me my hairs exec's ad- 
min's do covenant promise & grant to & w't ye sd Joseph 
Wood his hairs & assigns yt before ye ensealling hereof I 
am ye trew soil & lawf uU owner of ye above bargined prim- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 73 

ises & have good riglit full power & lawfull authoryty to 
grant bargin sell convay & confirm sd bargined primises in 
maner as above sd wliere unto I have here unto fixed my 
hand and seal this second day of aprill In ye first year of 
his magisties Eeign in the year of our Lord God 1715. 
Sined sealed and delivered 
In presents of 

John Dosenbokow mark 

Jambs Wood Eighaed X Osbobn (S) 

MoBDiOAi Lester his 

Quens County, april ye 14. 1724. 

Then came ye w't in named Mordieai Lester & John Do- 
senborow witneses to ye w't in written deed parsonally be 
fore me Judg of ye cort of Common pies in Quen^ County 
& being duly sworen saith yt they see. Eichard Osborn sin 
& seall & deliver this within written Instrument and declare 
it to be his free and vallintary act & deed 

Isaac Hicks 

This Deed above Compared & entred by me 

Tho Gildebslebve Clarck 

To aU Christian people to whom these presents shall com 
or aniwise appertain Greeting Know ye yt where as our 
Decesed father Eichard elison did by his Last will & 
testament as may appear give & be queath to my self my 
-brother Thomas & our sister Eachell ye estate then in his 
posestion there being an agreement w't our sister Eachell 
as may appear by a discharg I Eichard elison Do theirfore 
for my self my hairs executors administrators & assigns 
allow give grant alinate releas & deliver from me my hairs 
executors administrators & assigns unto my brother Thomas 
ellison to him his hairs executors administratprs & assigns 

Page 406. 

yt peace or parsell of meadow on a neck called neubri neck 
w't ye Land & apurtinanses on ye sd neck & all ye gats yt 
did belong to our deceased father on sd cow neck so called 



74 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

& also one parsell of plow Land on ye north side ye Town 
supposed to be about three acars w't ye fencing & appurti- 
nances there on & allsoye one moiety or equal half part, of ye 
hollows on ye plains right of upland devided and undevided 
on, & through ye whol pattin of hempstead in every part & 
parsell of the same each to defend the other in, every 
proportion in ^ every part & parsell of ye afore mentioned 
parsels w'c I ye sd Richard elison Do releas & deliver from 
me my hairs & as signs unto my sd brother Thomas elison 
to him his hairs and assigns to have & to hold for ever from 
me or any sail Lett morgage or in combrance by me or any 
from by or under me or my sertain aturney for & In con- 
sideration of full satisfaction receved. In testimony of ye 
premises I here unto setto my hand and fixed my seal 
December the nintenth day. Anno Dommi 1701 
Sealled and Delivered In presents of us 

Joseph Petted Eichaed Elison (S) 

Timothy Holsted 

Eichaed Smith 

Quens County Then the w't in named Joseph Pettet 
witnes to ye w't in written Deed came Parsonablely before 
me Isaac Hicks Judag of ye Court .of common plees in 
Quens County and being Deuly sworn says that the sd 
Eichard Elison sign & seall the w't in deed & Delivered to 
be his free and vallentyry act and deed and at the same he 
see sd Timothy hoisted and Eichard Smith sign as witness 
to the same Deed 

Isaac Hicks 

This above sd deed and acknowledgment Compared and 
entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

I do here by Certy fie that when I survaied and Laid out 
the gate Eights on Cow neck in Hempstead on Long Island 
I Laid out a Publick high way from the head of the jS^eck 
to Prats Point. Witnes my hand the sixth of May anno 
1728. 

Samuel Clowes 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 75 

This is a treu Coppy Compared and entred By me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Page 407. 

Mad Nans Neck Jan'ey 15th. 1724. 
Whereas there is a sartain parsell of Land Swamp & 
meadow on this sd neck appertaining to me Wilhani Mott 
which sd land &c is parted from my other Lands by the high 
way & ye sd Land & &c Runing a great Length on ye high 
way is a great ingry & hindranc towards my Improveing ye 
sd Lands &c, wherefore to mak ye sd Land &c, more con- 
veniant for my Improvement by liberty of you my neigh- 
bours on ye sd neck, I intend if gaining ye sd Liberty to 
hang three gats on ye high way that is one gate by the 
Comes of my neighbour gee field where the wais Part, a, 
nother gate more westerly towards ye hous of my sd neigh- 
bour Gee, annother gate on ye high way yt leads towards 
my neighbour Treadwells. ye hanging of w'c gats I humbly 
Conceive Cannot be inguro.s to any of my Naighbours but 
advantage to me. Therefore I Request ye consent of you 
my Neighbours here unt & as a testimony your to set here 
unto your hands : 

Theod Van Wick Robart Hubs 

richbell mott robaet mitchell 

TEN. A. BYTE HeNEY AlLIN. GeORG HbULIT 

John Heatiland Joseph Williams 

Daniel Kissam ' Benjamin Teedwell 

This above request Compared w't ye original and entred 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hempstead the 4th. day of ye month 

feabreuary 1724-5 

Whereas WUliam Mott of Madnans Neck w't in ye pre 
sinck of Hempstead hath made application to us John 
Treadwell & William Willis two of the Comisoners ap- 
pointed for the Laying out of the highways w't in the pre- 



76 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

sincts, & limits of ye bounds of Hempstead afore sd yt he 
may have liberty to hang gates across ye high way or road 
yt leads down ye neck coled Madnans neck & Eruning across 
the land of ye sd William Mott & whereas all so ye sd Wil- 
liam Mott hath requested Con sent of his neigh hours for 
their consent & approbation thereof as appears by a writing 
under their hands beare ing date the January the 15th. 
1724. & wee ye sd John Treadwell & William Willis having 
Conscidred ye mater to gether w't ye consent of ye neigh- 
bour hood, do purseu ant to ye Power & authoryti to us' 
given thinck yt it may not be inconveniant for ye publick to 
allow ye sd William Mott ye liberty to hang gats a cross ye 
sd road according his request & there fore wee do order & 
alow yt ye sd william Mott shall & may hang three good 
swinging of aleven foot wide across ye sd high way at ye 
three places (viz) one gate at ye corner of Tamsin gee ye 
wif abram gee's field whear ye ways part & another More 
westwardly towards ye hous of sd gee & a nother gate- 
across ye highway that leads towards ye widow & Benja- 
min Treadwells all w't three gats & no more wee the sd John 
Treadwell william Willis do allow ye sd William Mott to 
hang he keeping ye sd gats either swinging or foalding gats 
as ye act of assembly will allow from time to time & at all 
times in good sufitiant repair & in confirmation hereof wee 
have here unto setto our hands ye day & year above written 

, John Treadwell 
William Willis 

This above liberty compared w't ye original & entred by 
me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 408. 

At a Jenerall Town meeting Held in Hempstead Aprill 
the 6th. day 1725. Then Justis John Treadwell was Chosen 
for seupervisear by the mager voat of ye freeholders then 
present for this presant year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 77 

At the same time David Bedell was Chosen Cunstable 
and CoUecter for this enseuing year by mager vott 

' At the same time Jacob Smith and Adam Mott wear 
Chosen assesars for this enseuing year by mager voat 

At the- same time John mott Se Isaac Smith and Ezecell 
Bolden wear Chosen Survairs of the high waies for this 
present year enseuing by mager voat 

At the same time Samuel williams Jeremiah Bedell 
Eobart Mitchell and Eichard Cornell of Cpuneck weare 
Chosen for fenc vewers for. this enseuing year by mager 
vot 

At the same time Thomas Gildersleeve Se was Chosen 
Clarck for this enseuing year by mager voat 

At the same tim by mager vote of the fi'ee holders Then 
present there was given to Joseph Bedell liberty for to set 
up a fulling mill on the streem that is known by the name 
of Rockaway River where he hath began to mak a dam and 
that no parson or parsons shall arect a mill nither above or 
below the sd Joseph Bedell to any wais damnili his -mill 
and that Justis Cornell , Justis Treadwell John motts and 
Isaac Smith are at ye same time de puted to veu the con- 
venicies for a,llowing of sum land for makeing and maintain 
of his mill withsand and timber solong as he doth keep a 
good fulling mill their or any parson under him 

This above grant entred by order of the freeholders by 
ipe 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck. ' 

Page 409. 

Whereas on the ninth day of March in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & six there was a high 
way Laid out by Coll Jackson & Thomas Stepheson from 
Robisons mill Dam to Thomas Pearsals w'c sd high way was 
Laid out from the marckt trees on ye east side of sd high 
way to the east side of the harbour and we haveing vewed 



78 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOJBDS. 

the sd high way & find it nesesary that there may be gats 
hanged acros sd high way in such places as may be con- 
venient & likwise considered that a high way to be made, 
iit for a cart wagons to pass and Beapass have laid out ye 
sd high way in sum plase some thing mor eastwardly 
then it was before haveing marked trees on ye east 
side of ye sd high way and according to the power and au- 
thority invested in ye Conimissioners of the high ways for 
the respective Towns in quens County Wee John Tredwell 
and William Willis two of ye commisitioners for ye Pres- 
cincts of Hempstead have and Do allow that Richard Val- 
lintine May hang a good gate near his house across sd high 
way and another to be hanged on the north side of Richard 
Vallintines Land be tween Samuel Pines Land and his & 
another gate on ye North side of Samuel Pines Land, and 
all the gates to be good swinging gates as ye Law in that 
Cause will allow & to be ten or aleven fut betwen the posts, 
and also have on the same day Laid out a high way of 
three rods wide beginning at the high way afore said a little 
westward of Richard Vallintines hous & to run east ward 
as ye path runs to ye high way yt leads from the plains to 
Thomas Pearsalls & to be an open high way free for all 
Parsons to pas & repass w't out gate or bars, as witnes our 
hands the thirteenth day of feabruary one thousand seven 
hundred & twenty and fowre five 

John Teedwell 
William Willis 

This above sd Return is a true coppy taken out of the 
original and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleete Clarck 
Page 410. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held att Hempstead ye 31. 
day of July. 1725. it is a greed & concleud by mager voat 
of the freeholders of ye sd Town that their sheep shall be 
folded untill the tenth day of September next enseuing the 
date hereof weekly. At the afore sd meeting Cap John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 79 

Treadwell is Chosen to lett out the sheep and to receve ye 
money aijid to take a list of each mans sheep and to devide 
unto each parson according to their sheep & if he shal 
scruple the account of any pearson he shall oblige them to 
tak their oaths to their number of sheep or afformation to 
their number of sheep 

John Mott and Capt John Carman Protests against fold- 
ing their sheep and William Pine nathaniel okly Jeams 
Pine Juner of Hempstead Richard Durfey Thomas Lee 

This above sd voat Compared and entred By me 

Tho, Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Hem/pstead November ye 19. 1725. Wee John Treadwell 
and Wilham Willis two of ye Comminis for ye assartaining 
& laying out of ye high ways & Roads within ye Township 
of Hempstead have Layed out on ye day <L year a bove sd 
ye old path yt leads from eastermost hous of Thomas Car- 
man to ye Road yt leads from westbery to ye great neack 
so down to ye great Neck River the road lying Joining to 
ye east sid of carmans fence f owre rods broad & after it leavs 
ye southeast corse of sd fence it is all ye way down to ye 
great neck path laid out two rods on each side of the old 
path tis fowre rods broad all ye way. lickwise ye day above 
sd wee ordered ye old path that was formerly little Smiths 
path neare ye whale neck fence sho.uld bee . stoped & no- 
more deemed a high way from ye Road yt leads across ye 
whale neck to ye west sid of Jonathan Smiths, near ye 
hous of Benjamin Smith, all so ye same day we have assar- 
t^ined confirmed & laid out a high way or publick or open 
Road & not to be stopped or cloged w't gats or bars on ye 
west sifl of Jonathan Smiths orchard Joining to ye west side 
of Jonathan Smiths land of fowr rods wid betwen ye land 
of Jonathan Smith & Daniel Heulitt & so to go forth ye 
-Road yt leads acroas mearock neck to ye west word of ye 
hous of benjemin Smith & from thence northardly or north- 
westwardly as ye old path goeth toward mearock river till 
it Cometh to ye path yt leads up northward on ye east side 



80 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

of mearock swamp & so all ye way as ye path now leads 
till it Cometh on ye brushey plains on ye eastward of 
Benjamin Smith & Jonathan Smiths houses having marked 
the trees all ye way for sd road from ye hous of benjamin 
Smith on mearock to his hous on the brushey plains on ye 
east sid of ye path to be ye east bounds of sd path or road 
& is laid out all ye way from ye cross Eoad at mearoek to 
ye bushe'y plains fowr rods broad. As witnes our hands 

John Teeadwell 
William Willis 

These roads above mentioned compared w't ye originall 
& entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 411. 

This Indentor ye second day of March in ye twelfth the 
year of ye reign of our severing & gratious Lady queen ann 
of great britton &c annq doniini seven teen hundred & 
thirteen fowrteen betwen edmond Titos of Hempstead in 
quens County on Nasaw island in ye Coloney of neu-York 
yeoman on ye one part & his son Peter Titos of ye same 
Town County Island '& Province above sd yeaman on ye 
other witneseth yt ye sd edmond Titos for & in consid- 
eration of ye full <fe Just sum of fifty Pounds of lawfuU 
money of neu York to him in hand paid by him ye sd 
Peter Titos & by him ye sd edmond Titos received of him 
ye sd Peter Titos in full payment & satisfaction, before the 
ensealing & delivery of these presents & their of & their 
from & of every part & parsell theof doth acquit exonarat 
& discharg ye sd Peter Titos his hairs exdes admdis & 
every of them forever by these presents he ye sd edmond 
Titos hath given granted alinated enfeefed releced assigned 
assured & confirmed & by these presents doth give grant 
alinate enfeof & releas assign assure sell & confirm unto 
him ye sd Peter Titos his hairs & assigns forever all yt of 
one third part of all his pattin right of all lands & meadow 
grownd in the bounds of Hempstead & on quorter or fourth 



SfiMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 81 

part of all his propriety right of all ye Land & meadow 
grownd in ye Town afore sd together w't all ye profets 
commodeties hereditiments & apurtinances in & to ye same 
belonging & every part & parsell thereoff to have &' to hold 
unio him yo sd Peter Titos his hairs & assigns ye a fore sd 
granted Lahd & meadow grownd & right's above mentioned 
unto ye only proper use benefit & behoof of him ye sd 
Peter Titos his hairs & assigns forever and ye sd edmond 
titos doth bind him self his hairs exdis admdis & every of 
them to warant all ye afore sd lands & primises unto him 
ye sd Peter Titos his hairs & assigns forever against him 
self his hairs & assigns forever & forever by these presents 
well & treuly to defend, in testimonie hereof he hath here- 
unto set his hand aifixed his seall ye day & year above 
written 

Signed and delivered 

In presents of us his 

ElCHAED ElISON EdMOND X TiTQS (S) 

Samuel Denton ' marck 

June the 4 1714. this day Edmond Titos apeared be 
fore me John Jackson one of her ma Jesties Justieses of ye 
peace for quens County & acknowledged the above wri-Wfen 
deed to be his act and deed 

John Jackson 

This above written ded and acknowledament entred by 

me 

Thomas Gildersleeve 

Page 412. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held in hempsted Aprill the. 
5. clay. 1726 Then their was Chosen for seuperviser for 
this in seuing year by mager vote of the freeholder Justis 
funwick 

Att the same time David Beadell was Chosen Cunstable 
and Collecttor by a mager voat of ye freeholders then pres- 
ent year 



82 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Att the same time Jacob Smitli and John Dorlon weare 
Chosen for, assers for this enseuing year by ma-ger vot of 
the freeholders 

Att the same time John Mott Thomas Williams and Cor- 
neloiis vanwidk ware chosen Survairs of the high wais for 
this enseuing year by mager vote of the freeholders 

Att the same time Samuel "Williams Jeremiah Beadell 
Eobart mitchell and Eichard Cornell of Couneck were Cho- 
sen fence vewers for this enseuing year by mager vote of 
ye freeholders 

Att the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen 
town Clarck for this enseuing year by mager vote, of ye 
freeholders 

Att the same time Justis Vanwiok Mr John ■Cornell Jme 
Smith Thomas Williams and Thomas Gildersleeve weare 
Chosen trustees for this enseuing year by Mager vote of 
the free holders of the Town, for to act in the behalfe of 
the Town according to such instructions as they shall receve 
from the Town from time to time 

At the same time it was voted and by mager voat of the 
freeholders that our trustees above named shall take care 
and find where our towns pattin is and to Lodge it in ye 
hands of the Clarck and all instruments of wrightihg that 
doth belong to the town 

These above sd votes entred by me 

Tho GiLDEriSLEEVE Clarck 

Page 413. 

Att a Jeneral Town meting held in Hempstead august the. 
9th. day. 1726. Then it was voted and by the mager voat of 
the freeholders of the said meeting that all our sheep -that 
Euns upon the Plains shall not be foulded by any Parson 
or Parsons what soever nor to drive them into any Clous 
nither by day nor night to fould them for this present year 

This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWNBECOEDS. 83 

At the aboye sd Town meeting Purseuant to the above sd 
yoat we the freeholders of the sd meting have by mager 
voat Chosen these men, following, viz. Justice John Tred- 
well John mott Christifpr Dingey Peter Smith Samuel 
Jackson James Seaman Beqjaman Seaman John Dorlon 
William Stits and Thomas williams for to tak care and see 
that according to the above sd voat our sheep shall not be 
fpulded and if they or any two of thena or one of them do 
find that any parson or parsons be found by any of thenje 
men above mentione . f oulding of our sheep then, wee the 
fi:ee holders as above sd do give full power to sew them in 
our^ behalf for the dami^s dort to the sheep and us the 
freeholder. 

This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hempstead September ye. 20th. 1726 Then at the re- 
quest of:. Thomas Williams- & Jonathan Searing wee John 
Tredwell & William Willishave the day a bove written Laid 
out. a highway of fower rods wide .beginingat a larg read 
oak tree, about thirty Rods east ward from Samuel Lang- 
dons house and so runs South wardly down to ward the 
meadow of-the Lott meadow and Land that Tho Wilhams 
& Jonathan Searing bought of John Pine: the trees for the 
Road being markt all on the west side ye Road with three 
Chops on the north & south Side of the trees & a splice 
down ye east side of them from the path that Leads 
from Samuel Langdons house to the mill to the road that 
Leads from the mill to Rockaway and the roads is all the 
way -laid out fowre rods on the east side the marked trees 

by us William Willis 

John Teeadwell 

This above sd high way is a trew coppie compared w't ye 
originall and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 



84 hempstead town records. 

Page 414. 

Wheare as Eichard Cornell of Cow neck in tlie bounds of 
Hempstead hath Eequested us Coll John Treadwell and 
Jus'i John Jackson and William Willis Comisinors for the 
laying out and survaing of high ways within the Town ship 
of Hempstead in Quens County on nasaw Island for to lay 
out at his Cost and Charge a highway acros a small slipe of 
Land of nathaniel Sands from one of sd Cornells fields to 
the other of them and where as wee william willis aud John 
Jackson two of sd Commisouers haveing veued the place 
required and Considered the necescity of a high way to be 
Laid out for the sd Eichard Cornell acros sd slipe of Land 
do find it to be needfull and have this thirteenth day of 
november in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred and twenty and seven apoint assartain and Lay out 
acros the high way for the sd Eichard Cornells use begin- 
ning at a Large lending black oak tree the high way to goe 
on the west side thereof within the fence of the sd Eichard 
the tree being marked with a slipe down the bark on the 
west side and three Chops on the north and south side and 
from thence to go down the hollow or valley southwesterdly 
to the Land of Eichard Cornell to ward his house the high 
way we do and have laid out two Eods wide and west side 
to be ten foot on the west side of the westtermost cart rut 
and from thence to be made and fenced at ye pleasure and 
cost of the said Eichard Cornell two Eods broad and 
nomor in witness whereof we have set to our hands tO 
these presents 

William Willis 
John Jackson 

This is a treu coppy Compare with the original and 
entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 415. 
Att ye Eequest of aron van norstran Siman Lam bertson 
Harman Johnson Hendrickson John Hen drickson michal 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 85 

Demott Johanas boorum Hendrick Auton Antoney Demott 
Elisabetli Eamson John Hagewout Cornelias Eey yerse 
Jacob van nort strant alle berfc van ort strunt Inhabitants of 
the village of fosters meadow to stop up a high way by 
gats that Leads betwen the Land of James all Burtos that 
was formerly John Smiths & the Lands of Harman Johnson 
& John foster Juner & antoney Demott & accordingLy wee 
John Tredwell & william AVillis two of the Commitioners 
for the Town of Hempstead to lay out High ways have the 
Seaoond day of June in ye year of our Lord 1726. ordered 
the sd high way to be Wholly stopped up and nomore to be 
used or deemed a high way any more & by the consent of 
James Burtos have laid out a high way a, -Cross the East 
end of the land Jams All Burtos bought of John Smith the 
east side of ye sd high way is bounded on ye north end 
next to york Road by a black oak sapplin & on ye south 
end by a white oak small tree & ye road is laid out full 
fower rods wide allso the day & year above sd ascertaned 
and^ laid out a high way being ye Lane that Leads of ye 
Plains to fosters meadow Jjy ye hous_ of Jeams AlBurtos 
the road is Laid out Just ye breadth of ye Laine haveing 
Marked the high way by marked saplins near and Joining 
to ye fence on each side of ye lane and at ye mouth of sd 
Lane next to york Road have laid it out Just fower rods 
wide from Rey yer ses fence. In witness whereof wee have 
setto our hands the day and year above sd 

John Tredwell 
"William: Willis 

This is a treu Coppy taken out of the original and com- 
pared by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Hempstead October the. Hb. day. 1725. Then at the 
request of severall of the in Habitants belonging to Hemp- 
sted unto us John Tredwell and William Willis two of the 
Commisioners for the ' laying out and survaying of the 
Roads & high ways within the Township of Hempstead 



86 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

that wee. should assartain & Lay out a high way from 
the plains to the great neck & the Little neck- & the 
neck caled neubridg and accord'ly the day & year ahote 
writen by appontmen to survay the. same by us the 
sd John Treadwell & William Willis - and coHcider- 
ing the nesescity of the" same do order the road to go 
from the plains at the wood edg to ye eastward of the 
hous of Thomas Carman along the old road from westbery 
to the great neck brook having marked ' the trees about a 
rod on thfe east side of the path & to be fowr rods broad all 
the way from the plains to the grealt neck & when the road 
Cometh to the old Eoad from Westbery to the neck, the 
Road is allso Laid out down' to the place where the Little 
neck fence should be made fowr rods wid having marked 
the trees for the Boad about a rod to the eastward of the 
Path & lick wise laid out the Eoad; from the^ nubridg neck 

Page 416. ; 

north ward on the east side pf the Land ^william willis and 
his son. sold to Benjamin Smith & bounded west hy said 
Lanfi & the trees so fare on the west side and from Thence 
up the old road to west bery;to the -road thatt leads to the 
great neck & the trees marked about a rod to the eastward 
of the path the Boad all along from grpat neck path to neu- 
bridg is laid fowr Bods wide 

William Willis 
John Treadwell 

These above sd roads are a ti-eu Coppy taken out of the 
original & Compared by me 

Tho GlLDEESLEfiVE Cl'arck 

November the. 11th. day 1725. Laid out a highway from 
the town of hempstead southeastardly by the old wood 
paththatgoethin to the south woods westward of C'alip 
Carman Julier his hous thence down tt) the east meaddw 
swomp the northerd marked tree being a short whit oak 
tree by the wood edg on the northeast side of the oM path 
& so by marked trees marked on the north east side of ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN- KECOEDS. 87 

sd road to benjaman Smiths field thence throuah the 
swomp eastwardly the trees being marked on the north side 
ye sd Eoad or highway thence it turneth a little south ward 
round the south west corner of benjaman Smith twelve acar 
peice then estwardly on the sotxth sid of benjamin Smiths 
land till it cometh to the corner of his field thence sum what 
northardly haveing marked trees on the norih side of the 
Eoad till it cometh to the fence on the south side of benja- 
min Smiths land thence eastwardly on ye south side of ye 
fence thef, fence being the north bounds of the high way till 
it cometh to a whit oak small tree in Jonathan Smiths lot 
thence to a small whit oak saplin standing at ye southeast 
of benj^ins fence next to ye brushey plains ye way Jiing 
allalong on the south & west side of the marked trees and 
all along fowr rods wide 

William Williss 
John Treadwell 
John Jackson 
This above sd road or high way is a treiu Ooppy taken 
out of the original Compared & entred by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck , 

• 

Liokwise on the 11th. day of november. 1725. Laid out 
a high way of fowr rods wide from the road that goeth over 
the east meadow swomp afore sd for Jonatlian Smith to 
goe to his twelve acar lot of land on the west side Joining 
to benjamin Smiths fence on the west end of his twelve 
acar Lot of Land the way to be a gate way or shut up with 
bars Jonathan Smith or his assigns to maintain the gats or 
bars acros sd high way that they do not exseed two gats or 
pair of bars beside bars in his own Land at his own charge 

William Willis 
John Jackson 
John Tkedwell 

This above said road or highway is a treu coppy taken 
out of the original compared and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 



Page 417. 



Att a Jeneral Town meeting held at hempstead Janeuary 
ye 20b]i day 1726-7. Then'it was vated and by the mager 
vote of the freeholders that the patin rate that is in the 
hands of Justice John Tredwel shall be entred'in our Town 
Eeacords and also those whos names are found in our rea- 
cords what has paid to the pattin it shal be entred along 
with the pattin rate and also all other that hath Justly Paid 
to the pattin This entred by ord by me 

Tho Gildersleete Clarck 

At the same time it was voated that Mr Clarck had liberr 
ty granted to take up thirty acars of the plain Land up on 
his own Pattin Eight lying on the' south sid of the path 
that leads from Jordans to Stringams betwen Jordons and 
the furs deep hollow west ward This entred by order by 
me 

Thomas Gildebsleevb Clarck, 

Henry Allin doth protest against the above said voat that 
was made for Mr Clarck for thakeing up of 30 acar of Land 
on the weste end of the plains as abgve said witnis his hand 

Henaey Allyn 

This entred by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarck 

Cornelus vanwick doth allso protest against the above 
said voat that was mad for Mr Clarck to have 30 acars of 
land the west end of the plains. 

Gershom mot doth protest against the above voat also 
Thomas Williams doth also protest agains above sd voat 

May the. 8th. and 9th. 1727. Then wee Justice John 
Treadwell Cap Benjamen Hick John Allison Jacob Smith 
Thomas Williams John Mott Juner and Thomas Gilder- 
sleeve did purseuant to a voat made by the mager voat of 
the freeholders of Hempstead did aid and assist Doctor 
Colding ye Jeneral Survaior of the province of Neu York. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 89 

In Euning of our West Line which is our west bonds ac- 
cording to our purches and patians which is a direct South 
line due South from the head of mattheugarisons bay to 
the South Sea. begining at a burch tree at ye sd bay head, 
did run throo Samuel Smiths bam on the South side of the 
Little plains and throo Thomas Cornels barn on Eockaway 
and so to the Sea the same cors as a fore said. 
This entred by me 

Thomas Gildeesleete Clarck 

Page 418. 

feberuary the 27. day 1726-7 Then at a Jenerall Town 
meeting held by the free holders of Hempstead in the 
Church Then it was voted that william willis Thomas 
Langdon and benjamin Seaman ware mad Chois of to aid as- 
sist the Clarck of our town in entring a List that William 
Willis and Tho Gildersleeve Clar and Justice John Tread- 
well dreu out of the origanall patin Eant to enter it forth 
with into our Town Eeacords with amendments which is 
and shall be a treu Eeacord to every man or men that hath 
a Just right in or to it as to be a treu reacord forever This 
entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeeslekve Clarck 

At a Jeneral town meeting held in Hempsted Aprill 4 
1727 Then their was Chosen by mager Justice John Tread- 
well to be Seuperviser for this enseuing year 

At the same time their was Chosen for Cunstable and 
Colleeter for this Enseuing year by mager voat David be- 
dell. 

at the same time Jacob Smith and John Dorlon ware 
Chosen asseser for this enseuing year by mager voat of the 
freeholders 

at the same time Tho Williams Jeramiah Beadell Thomas 
Langdon and John Elason ware Chosen Survairs of the 
high ways for this enseuing year by mager voat 

at the same time theire was Chosen for fence veuers for 



90 ' HEMPSTEAD 'town BECOBDS. 

enseuing year Sameuel Williams and Joseph Beadell by the 
ihager voat of the freeholders 

at the same time Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clarck f or this enseuing year by ma,ger voat of the free 
holders 

Att the same tim theire was Chosen Jus. John Treadwell 
C Ben Hicks John AUason Jacob Smith Tho Williams John 
Mott Ju Tho Gildersleeve they or any fowre of them for 
to take care forth with to procure a survair upon as reason- 
able tearms as they can for to run our out sid boundredges 
that is to say our west line according to purchas and pat- 
tenes that is to say from the head of Mattagarits bay a due 
South Line to the South Sea and we do further orthorrise 
these our men above named to take so much money out of 
our publick stock to defray the Charges thereof. 

This orderred by mager voat of free holders of sd Town 
by order by me 

' Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Page 419. 

June the 15th. 1727: 

By the request of the neighbourhood wee John Tread- 
well & William Willis two of the commitioners for laying 
out of high ways in the Town ship of Hempstead haveing 
taken a vew of a sartain old path from the north end of 
Jacob Petersons fenst lott towards the road that leads from 
fosters Meadow to Thomas Whitheads and finding the said 
old path to be Conveniant for travellers & carts and wag- 
gons for the Inhabitants do hereby asseartain and Lay the 
same out for a road of two Eods Wide all the way begin- 
ning at ' the Road that leads down to Thomas' Whiteheads 
and to run on the north side of Abram Mountaniayes fence 
Joining to it and runing to the northestward Joining to the 
fence till it Cometh over the brook and thence to run.east- 
wardly betwen the Land in the Clame of Hendrick Onder- 
donk and the Land of Mary Demott Mary Demotts land on 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOBDS. 91 

the nortii side of the road, and thence to run on the south 
side of a cerlaine peece of Lg^nd lately- laid out by the sur- 
vairs of Hempstead betwen that and Jacob Petersons fence 
& ye sd highway wee allow it to be a gate' way so tl^at the 
People whosfe land it gOeth through or bee'twen shall hang 
'good sofitiant- gats for Travillers and Carts to go through 
and ye east end of sdroad to', Com out at the road that Lead 
from fosters Meadow to Justice ocleyes Mill. 

■' -: ' - ' William Willis 

-■ * ■ '■ . -■,--' John Teeadwell ■ 

This abote sd highway is a treiiCoppy tacken out of the 
"oMginal and entred by me 

] -, . , . , , Tho Gildeesleeve Clarci 

: Wh^reas'.on the 24th. day of feabrearylnthe year of- our 
Lord lT14-their was a high way Laid , out from the east 
side 'of Thomas Whitheads' hous to- a bridg'over the run 
jthat runs from ye mill -yt then their was fleuellina & was to 
,run;,southardly till it Coins. to an other, Eoad yt leads from 
ye hous of ye sd;flenellin'gs & now: nathaniel Okelys, and 
Euning west^ifardly to ye sd west end of the Island & then 
.w.egtwai,*dly to ye Crick yt parts Hungry harbour. & Jemecos 
iurther east Neck & ■ Avhereas, ye sd E.oad over ye btidg .& 
acrosSi ye fly of Meadow yt runs acros ye meadow yt runs, a 
crosye fly of meadow yt runs up ye middle of hungry har- 
boarj,neck,' proves to be an a great Damige to Richard 
Carman ye present, owner - of ye Land- & mes-do w where sd 
Eoad. by travilars pulling & leaving ye fence do wp at ye 
bridg &'therpby'Letting of .Cattle yt feeds on ye other side 
of ye bridg . on whitheads Land unto hungry harbour 
•aeck Contrary . to ye intent &i meaning of the former 
owners' -of ^ ye sd meadow; & .upland on -hungry harbojir 
at^such time as he sufered & alowed sd. bridge to be 
madeiW'c at yt: time was only, hindred for, some other 
owners of sum . small- Lots of mea,dow! on hungry har- 
bour to pas & repas to labour on othcir meadows & Cart 
their hay; from sd neck , being their nearest way to their 



92 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Dwellings and whereas we have also ascertained & Laid 
out on ye 15. day of this instant June a nearer & better 
EiOad for all travillers to pas & repas from the Eoad yt 
Leads from fosters meadow to Thomas Whitheads hous to 
nathanieis Okelyes mill eastwardly. wee John Treadwell 
and William Willis have asserted & Laid out a road from 
ye end of the bridg on hungry harbour to the road that 

Page 420. 
Leads down ye westter most point of hungry harbour neck 
and no further the road being for harman Johnson & Hen- 
drick Hendrickson & Thomas Hendrickson & Hendrick 
Dosenbrow & Samuel Dosenbrow & William Gritman & the 
widow Eamson and ther assigns and none else they being 
now the only owners of the Meadow that now lieth on the 
other side of the bridg and it most convenient for them to 
Cart that way all waise provided that they the said harman 
Johnson and hendvick -hendrickson and Thomas Hendrick- 
son and Henry Dosenborow and Samuel Dosenborow and 
William Gritman and the widow Ramson and their assign's 
at their only whol and proper Cost & eharg from time to 
time & at all times hereafter of making and keeping in re- 
Pair of the sd bridge for their and only their use and also 
do make & hang and keep in good Repair a good gate to 
Open and to shet after them when they Pas and Repass 
over it on Thomas Whitheads side of the river and if the 
Parsons above named or their assigns doo or shall at any 
tim hereafter neglegt or refuse to keep in good repair the 
said gate so that the then owners of Hungry harbour is 
theirby damiged then the above Road to be wholly stopt. 
and whereas that was formerly laid out, acros the meadow 
that runs up the middle of the neck is not servisable to any 
intent or purpose whatsoever but a great damig to the own- 
ers of the said fly of meadow no one having any occation 
or busines to pas that way wee do order that it shall from 
the date herof be wholly stopped up and hereafter be 
deemed and taken for no Road at all in confirmation here- 
of wee whose names are here under subscribed do order 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 93 

asertain and conclude the above said high ways to be or- 
dred and regulated as above written this seventeenth day 
of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred and twenty and seven 

John Teedwjill 
"William Willis 
This above is a treu Coppy taken out of the originall and 
Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 421. 

At a Jeneral Town meeting held, in Hempstead April ye. 
2. day 1728 then mager John Cornell by mager voat of the 
free holders -was Chosen Seuperviser for this enseuing year 

At the same time by mager voat of the freeholders David 
Bedell was Chosen Cunstable for this enseuing year 

At the same time Thomas Carman and John Dorlon ware 
Chosen asesers by mager voat of the freeholders for this 
enseuing year 

At the same time samuel Williams Samuel Jackson and 
barns Vanwick ware Chosen survairs of ye highways by 
mager voat of the freeholders for this enseuing year 

At the same time Joseph BeadeU and Eobart Marvin 
ware chosen fenc veuer by mager voat of ye freeholders for 
the enseuing year 

At the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clarck for this enseuing year by mager voat of ye free 
holders 

This indenture Made this twelfth deay of aprill In ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seaven hundred 
fower betwen William Peat of Cow neck in ye town ship of 
Hempstead In Quens County on Nawsaw Island in neu 
York Province of ye one part & Thomas Barker of Cow 
neck Juner Yeaman of ye other Part witneseth yt ye sd Wil- 
liam Peat for and in Consideration of ye sum of fowr hun- 
dred & fifty Pounds Neu York Money to him in hand paid 
before ye execution of these presents by ye afore Named 
Thomas Barker ye recepts where of ye sd William Peat 



94 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

doth hear by acknowledg. &. their of. &. their from. &. 
from every part. &. parsel :thereof doth by these : present 
forever, acquit exbnarate and discharge him ye sd Thomas' 
Barker his hairs executors. &. administrator by these pres- 
ents Have given granted bargined sold, allinated enfeoffed. 
&. Confirmed and by these presents doth freely. &. absolut- 
ly give grant bargin sell allien, enfeoff, and con-firm unto 
him. ye. sd Thomas Barker his hairs. &. assigns forever." 
one sertaine Messeag. &. farm of Land Scituate lying. &. 
being Cow Neck afore named at. ye. bottom of. ye. sd Neck. 
&: is butted. &. bonded as- foUoweth. viz. begining at a sar- 
tain Pond of water known by ye name of^ bean pole pond 
on ye south side of ye sd Pond in ye line bet wen Calip -Cor- 
nell & ye sd William Peat thence runiag eastwardly to a 
sartine read oak tree thence runing as the fence now runs 
r till it corns to ye Coi-ner of ye 'sd fence & thenT3e- from ye 

Page 422.. 
corner of ye sd fence runing northwardly to a ■ sartain whit 
oak tree thence to ye sound so from thenee along by the" 
sound to ye south, side of bean pole pond being the place 
we first begun at being one hundred acar or theare abouts. 
be it more or less w't all Houses out houses barns Buldings 
edifices wais paths efemeses & all other Convenises priviled- 
ges & appurtinances unto ye same belonging ■ or in ,aniwise 
appertaining w't ye Revertiou & Eeavartions, Remainder & 
Reamainders there of To have and To hold all & singular ye 
afore sd tract of land & primises w't all & evry of ye appur-. 
tinanses Priviledes & Commodities to ye same belonging or 
in aniwise appertaining unto him ye sd Thomas Barker his 
hairs and assigns to his & their own proper use benefit & be 
hoff for ever & I ye sd William Peat for me my hairs execu- 
tors & administrators do Covenant promise & grant to &;w't 
ye sd Thomas Barker his hairs & assigns yt be fore ye en- 
sealling hereof I am ye treu sole & Lawf uU owQer of ye above 
granted primises & am Lawfully sissed & possesed. of ye 
same In my own proper Right as a good parfect & absoleut 
estate of in heritance In fee simple & have in my self good 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 95 

Eight full power & Lawful! authoryty to Grant bargin sell 
alien & enfepf & Confirm ye afore sd granted & bargined 
primises in maner as above sd & yt ye sd Thomas B;arker 
his hairs and assigns shall & may from time to time & at all 
times for ever here after by virtue of these presents Law- 
fully peaciably & Quiatly have hold use occupy & enjoy ye 
afore sd demised baxgined primises w't all & every of ye 
appurtinances free & Clear &, freely & Clearly acquited ex- 
onarated & discharged of &, from all & all maner of for- 
mer Gifts grants bargihs sails Leasses M orgages Wills en- 
tails Joyntora Dowryes lacombrances Judgments execu- 
tions & troubles what soever I ye sd William Peat dh fur- 
ther Covenant & bind my self-iny hairs executors & admin- 
istrators firmly by these preseiits to waraut and defend him 
ye sd Thomas Barker his hairs & assigns in quiatt & pe- 
ciable possestion of all & singuler the above Granted 
premises & every part there of against any Just & Law- 
fuM. Clame of any parson or parsons what so ever. In 
Witnes whereof ye sd William Peat and his wife as being a 
party herein Oonsearned have set their hands & seals ye 
day & year above written 

Sihed sealled and delivered 

In presents of us 

Bam'Eamson ' , the mark of 

Wm Bukch William X Peat (S) 

the mark of 
MakyXPeat (S) ' 

three taken out & fowre put in In ye 4th line before ye 
ensealing hereof 

October ye 12th. 1725. Then Came ye above sd wUHam 
Barker one or ye. witnesses to ye above sd deed pearsonal- 
ly before me Isaac Hickes Judg of ye, Court of Common 
pleas of sd County and being sworn upon ye holy avange- 
lest of almighty God sayeth yt he see William Peatt & 
mary his wife sign seal and deliver ye above Instryment & 
acknowledged to be their free and vallentry act & at the 



96 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 423. 

same time see Earn Eamson sign & witnes to this same The 
word three was taken out and fowr set in In the second 
Line before the acknowledgment hereof I alow this deed to 
be Eeacorded 

Isaac Hicks 
Theis is a treu Coppy of the original Compared and entre 
by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Whereas when Cow Neck gate right Land was laid first 
oute by Samuel Clows John Sands and Jonathan Smith 
and they Left fowre rods wide for a high way there in sea^ 
veral Parts of the Neck & aftarwards the same was Con- 
firmed by the Commisioners of the high Wales & so it Lay 
for maney years and the Inhabitance finding that high way 
was not so Convenient as it might be. If it should be 
moved where it would sute the Convenances of the naigh- 
bour whood better and for that we movd it and all so 
agreed how and where it should be moved, and then they 
the sd Commisioners and Required them to move the sd 
high way to Eun as the Inhabitants had Last agreed and 
Accordingly ye sd commitioners did move ye s'd high-way & 
confirmed the same & ye Commishoners desiared those men 
that had their Land divided by the former high way to take it 
in & so to Joyn their Land to gather, and it pleased the 
Inhabitants that it sshould be so. and accordingly it hath 
ben don by them and it now being the request of Richard 
Cornell that he may take up his Per porshianable Part of 
ye sd former high way that is according as it did go throw 
or Joyn to his Land, and wee Thinking his Request reason- 
able, wee therefore Do hereby agree and Consent to it 
provided their is enuf of the sd former sd hie way ajoyning 
to ye sd Richard Cornells Land and as an occation of our 
assenting and Consenting that he Requests we have here- 
unto set our hands this twenty fourth day of august an no 
do mini. 1727 



HEMfSfEAD *0WN BElCOtoS. Qf 

JosT Springsteen "William Huchings 

Thomas Dodge Andeies Ondeedonk 

Calip Cornell Jeestin Dodge 

Sam Sands Adam Mott 

Sam Dodge Joseph Latham 

Thomas Huchins Stepen Jonson 

Eam Eamson Joseph Hallsted 

Leuis Heulitt Hendeick Eamson 

Joseph Thoen Coenelus PuLhamus 

EicHAED P . . OE John Allison 
JosHEUA Carman 

This above said highway Compared with the original 
and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleete Clarck 

Page 424. 

Att aJenerall Town meeting held in Hempstead Jun. ye. 
28. 1728 Then by mager voat of the freeholders then pre- 
sent it was voated that our sheep that Euns on the plains 
shall not be folded for. this Present year nowhere In the 
bounds of hempstead This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleete Clarck 

Job Bedell doth protest agains this above sd voat 

John Dosenborow blacksmith doth also protet against 
the above said voat 

John Southard doth protest against' the above sd voat 

Whereas at ye Eeaquest of John Mott & John Dorlon & 
Thomas Langdon & William Langdon & Joseph Langdon 
& Samuel Langdon & Elias Dorlon & som others of the 
freeholder of ye sd Town of Hempstead to us John Tread- 
well & William Williss two of ye Commitionors for ye 
Laying out and ascerting of ye high wais within the pre- 
cincks of ye Town ship of Hempstead for a high way or 
road to be laid out from ye plains down to ye mill of 
William Langdon on ye west side of ye swomp that Leads 



98 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

from Hempstead to sd mill accordingly on ye ninth day of 
Janiwary in ye year of our Lord one thousand seaveh hun- 
dred and twenty fowr five wee haveing vewed the ground & 
convenience thereof for a Road from the west ende of the 
Town to ye mill afore sd. aind doe Judge a road necessary 
according to their Request afore said and have the day 
afore sd laid out a Eoad to the sd Mill begining at a whit 
oak sapplin Marked a little to ye westward of John Dorians 
northwest corner of, his fenced lot at ye edg of ye Plains 
marked for ye east side of ye Eoad which Eoad is Laid out 
f owre rods wide from ye Plains, except the Lane betwen Dor- 
lands land and ye widow burtoees w'c lane if it be not fowre 
rods then ye road to be there the breadth of ye Lane in sd 
lane & from thence to the west side of ye head of Shermans 
Swomp & then down ye Course of ye Path formerly made 
by Joseph Langdon & Joseph Williams Decesed to ye 
Brook Colled ye Deep Eiver then over sd river to a read 
oak sapplin or small tree neare the sand hoole the road to 
go betwen the sand hoole & ye old mill pond the trees 
being marked on the east side of the road and the west side 
of the swomp w't three noches on ye north side and south 
side.& slipe down the west side of them next the road and 
the road to be from the Lane afore sd to ye sand hole all 
the way fowre rods wide, given under our hands the day & 
year above said. 

William Willis 
John Teeadwell 

This above said high way Compared with the original 
and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 425. 

Hempstead March the fourth day 1728-9. Then at the 
request Morta Willsee and Teumos Snedecor & J-ames 
Smith Jonathan Eouland Garit Snedecor & Cornelos Will- 
see & Thomas Cornell Theodorus Snedecor. Wee Coll 
John Treadwell and William Willice two of the Commicion- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOElDS. - 99 

ers for survaiing & Laying out of the high wais for ye 
township of Hempstead have according their Bequest 
vewed ye Eoad Leading from the house of Capt Jeremiah 
Smith Late of Hempstead deceassed to taners pond so 
Called and where as Isaac Smith and Capt Joseph Thorn 
and John Searing being before Justice James Townsend 
sworn Upon the holy evengellest did declare that the road 
was by coUo John Jackson and James Cleaments formerly 
Laid out in their preasents near the comer of Eichard 
Durfies fence at the south west Corner of -it and so Laid it 
on the "West side or end of Capt Jeremiah Smith Land and 
Joining on the west of his Land till it CamB to the Land 
ther, of John Cornell and from thence west ward to wards 
taner* pond wherefore these may sertifie to all pearsons 
that it may Concearn that on the day above written wee 
John Treadwell and William Willis have for the more pear 
feet understanding where the said Koad shall bee, have 
Laid out the sd road beginning at the sd south west Corner 
of sd Eichard Durfees fence and so to run upon a strait 
liae to the west side of ye sd Durfees hous. from thence 
upon a strait line tp a read oak tree markt that stands by 
his fence side northardly of his house & by sd fence so to 
Garit Snedecirs fence and to be and is Laid out three rods 
wide all ye way as witness our hands the day and year 
above ritten the way to ly on the west side of the hous 
marked trees & Durfees fence 

William Willis 
John Teeadwell 

this is a treu Coppy taken out of the original and Com- 
pared by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarok 

Page 426. 

Att a Jenerall Town Meeting held In Hempstead Aprill 
ye first day 1729. Then their was Chosen for Seupervizer 
for this euseuing by mager vot of the freeholder. Mr John 
Cornell 



100 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At the same time David Bedell was Chosen Cunstable 
and Colecter by mager voat of the freeholders for this en- 
eeuing year 

att the same time Thomas Carman Cap Joseph Thorn 
ware Chosen assessors by mager voat of ye freeholders for 
this enseuing year 

Att the same time mordicai Lester Eobart mitchel & pe- 
ter Titos weare Chosen Snrvairs of the high wais by mager 
vot for this enseuing year 

Att the same time Mr Jeremiah Beadell & Mr John 
Treadwell Juner ware Chosen fenc weuers by mager voat 
of ye freeholders for this enseuing year 

Att the same time mordecai Lester & Jacob Smith ware 
Chosen to be invitarians of decesed mens esteats in hemp- 
stead by mager voat of the free holders for this inseuing 
year 

At the same time Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clarck by mager voat of the free holders for this enseuing 
year 

This above entred by me 

Tho Gildeeseeeve Clarck 

At a publick town meeting held in Hempstead may 19. 
day 1729 Then it was by mager of the freeholders then 
present it was voated that the Sheep in Hempstead and the 
bonds thereof shall Eun at Larg and not be folded by any 
Parson 

This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 427. 

Hempstead the IG day of the 4th. Month Called June 
1729. Purseuant to an act of- assembly of the province of 
neu york entitled an act for the better Clearin and- further 
Laing out high waies &c w'c sd act expiring by its own 
Limitation was also reneued by an other act of assembly 
for tha same purpose in both w'c acts wee CoUo John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 101 

Treadwell John Jackson & William Willis wee apponted 
domisoniers for ye township of Hempstead to lay out neu 
high ways & Eegulate the old ones as nessesity Eequired 
w't in ye sd^ Township & understanding there was sume 
strifes & debats Consearning the Eoad yt Leads acros the 
head of Couneck ye old marks in many places being cut 
down and gone in order yt ye sd Eoad may be settled and 
ye desputs about the same ended have the above "sd Ee- 
veued & laid out the sd Eoad as foUoweth viz beginning at 
the brook to the westward of Eobart Mitchels and runing . 
eastwardly to the north west Corner of Eobart mitchels fence 
which fehce now stands is the south bounds of the road till 
it Cometh near the north west Corner thereof and at the 
Corner the fence is to stand about foot more northward 
and from thence the Soanks fence is ye South bounds till 
it Coms near the gate south ward of the meeting hous 
to an oak saplin standing w't in the Scanks fence and 
from thence eastward as the saplins are marked mostly 
standing on the in side of the fence to the east end of 
their fence the saplins being marked with three chops 
on the east and on the west side and a slipe on the north 
side : and from the east end of the fence the south side 
of the Eoad is still Continued eastward by a line of mar- 
ked trees & saplins^ marked as afore sd till it Cometh to 
the north west corner of Thomas Cornels fence and the 
north bounds of the sd Eoad begins small blak oak saplin 
that stands by road that Leads to Eobart Eiders that was 
marked and runing eastward from to a stake that we set 
down at the south west corner of Eobert Princes fence & 
thenee as the fence stands till it cometh to a small whit 
oak tree that wee markt on the hill side by the fence and 
thence on a strait Line to a stump marked by the fence 
side and from thence to run upon a straight line a little 
within princes fence to a Eead oak tree that stands a small 
distance without or on "the south side of Eobart Bounds 
fence & from sd tree to run eastward a little bowing to the 
north SO as to Lead the road two Eods wide to a dead 



102 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

small tree w't in the fence marked and from thence to 
another small tree Just within the fence upon a strait line 
and so eastward ly to a stake wee set down on the west sid 
of the gate that opens to go to Joseph Lathens and from 
thence to extend eastwardly to the east bounds of Joseph 
Isithins land to a small forked bending walnut saplin Joseph 
Holsteds southwest Corner of his Land which Eoad as 
afore said is laid out all the way two Eods or' thirty three 
foot wide & the north bounds of the sd Koad is as near as 
wee can Judg the place wheare the' old neck fence formerly 
stood against William Nicolses now Eobart bownds and 
Joseph Lathins Land by our own former knowledg and the 
best Information that we Could get : and the north side of 

Page 428. 
the sd Eoad Leading Eastward from the forked small 
walnot saplin upon a^ strait Line to the place wheare Joseph 
Halstead farm bounds to the south ward of the old neck 
fence and from thence the old road that the forrder Com- 
misioners laid out Joining to the South side of the neck 
fence that went betwen Joseph Holsteds Hous and bam 
till it Cometh toward the top of the hill that Joseph Hoisted 
hath fensed in wee do order it to be stoped up and to be a 
high way nomore, and in the Eoome and stead thereof 
have the day afore said Laid out the Eoad as Thomas 
Cornell and Joseph Holsteads fence now stands that Leads 
betwen thir dwelling houses till it "Cometh to the east side 
of Joseph Holsteds fence the breadth that it now is onely 
Joseph' Holsteds fence that is on the South of the JRoad 
where he now sets it to leave it two Eods wide and nomore 
performed and finished the day and year first above' written 
by us. 

John Teeadwell 
William Willis 
John Jackson 
This above said Eoad or high way Compared with ye 
original 'and entred by me 

Tho Gili>eeslbeye Clarok 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 103 

Hempsted Harbour ye 12th. of 6tli m'on august. 1729 
Purseuant to an act of assemly of ye province of Neu 
York entitled an act for ye beter setling & further Laying 
out high wais &c ,"w'c sd act expiring by its own Limitation 
■was also Kenued by an other act of assembly for ye same 
purpose In both w'c acts wee. Coll. John Treadwell Justice 
John Jackson & -william williss ware appointed Comitni- 
sioners for the Township of Hempstead to Lay out new 
high wa^s & Eeagulate the old ons as nesesity Required 
w't in yes sd Township and under standing their are sum de- 
bats Consearning ye Road that Leads from Richard Vallin- 
tius to ye Mill dam of Jeremiah Williamses. Richard Val- 
lintine having fenced in the path where it went a Cross his 
Land & ye old marked trees being all gon at ye head part 
of ye Road & in order that ye sd Road may be setled & 
desputs ended, wee have je day and year above v»fritten 
setled ye Road to go from Richard Vallintins hous where it 
now goeth to the place that Richard Vallintine plowed for 
the path by the swomp side and theire to be one rod & a 
half to the southard of where he plowed for the South side 
of the rgad and to extend westward as the fence of Richard 
Yallintiue now stands to ye west end of it three Rods wide 
& from thence to run Southward to ye end of Jeremiah 
Williamses land that he bought of william "Williss and 
Thomas Pearsall betwen Jeremiahs and Richard vallintines 
three R,Qds wid & from thence to extend southwardly to ye 
south end of Richard Vallintines fence & from thence turn 
southwardly as the fence stands the fence being at that 
place the east and north side of the Road ye sd Road wee 
have laid out all the way three Rods wide perfcWmed the 

day and year above written. 

John Teeabwbll 

John Jackson 

William Williss 

This above is a treu Coppy compared with the original 

and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 



104 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 429. 

Whereas Eobart Mitchell Cornelus Polhemos by their 
petition to us John Treadwell & William Williss two of the 
Commitioners appointed by a late act of asembley for the 
ascertaining & laying out of the publick & necescary high 
wais & Eoads for the Township of Hempstead did request 
that where as the Road Leading from Taners Pond to the 
plains be twen the Lands of ye sd Eobart mitcheU & ye 
Lands of ye sd Cornelus Polhemos was not by Coll John 
Jackson and Jams Clement fully parfected nor jOannot be 
found to be Ee acorded in the Town or County Eeacords 
that wee the sd John Treadwell and William Williss would 
Lay out and sertifie ye sd Eoad allowing them ye sd Eobart 
Mitchell & Cornelus Polhemos the Libierty for to hang gats 
at each end of sd Eoad & Wee ye sd John Treadwell & Wil- 
liam WilUss haveing on the tenth day of this Instant aPrill 
In the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seaven hundred 
and thirty one weiued and Considered the same have as- 
certained and ordered a road to go from the Plains along 
from the great neck Path by the side of sd Cornelus Pol- 
hemoses fence ntext to Eobart Mitchels Land as ye sd fence 
now stands until it cometh to Eobart Mitchels northwest 
Corner of his Land and have Laid it out three Eods wide all 
, the way from the Plains to ye sd North west Corner of ye 
sd Mitchels Land and do likewise allow them to hang & 
keep, in good repaire a good sofitiant swinging gate at both 
ends of ye above sd Eoad or where it may sent them best 
sofitiant for travillers and Carts to pass and repass Through 
and that at their own Coast and Charg in Witness whereof 
wee have setto our hands this twentyeth day of Aprill In 
the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seaven hundred and 
thirty one 

John 'Treadwell 
William Willis 
This above is a true Coppy taken out of the originall and 
compared by me 

Tho GtILdersleeye Clarke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 105 

September ye. 26. 1730. We the under named subscri- 
bers of tlie TownsMp of Hempstead Do here by Protest 
against the stoping or hanging of gats upon the high way 
Leading from taners pond to the great Plains betwen the 
Land of Eobart Mitchell & Cornelius Polhemus as witnes 
our hands 

OOBNELIUS WlLTSE AdEIEN GnDEEDONCK 

Marten Weltsee Maetine Wiltse 

Deeick Demott his 

James Smith John Coenell 

Nathaniel Peaesall mark 

John Smith Daniel Peaesall 

Heney Peaesall Joseph Denton 

Bpheem Cheasman Phillip Smith 

This Protest taken out of the original and Compared and 
entred as a treu Coppy By mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clark 

Page 430. 

This Indentor made the seaventeenth day of aprill In the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and twenty nine be- 
twen John Dosenborow of Hempstead in Quens County 
Yeaman of the one part & Eichard Gildersleeve & elisha 
Gildersleeve of ye same Place Yeamen on ye other parte 
witneseth yt ye sd John Dosenbury for & in Consideration 
of ye sum of thirty Pounds LawfuU money of ueu york the 
recepts whereof he ye sd John Dosenbrow doth hereby ac- 
knowledg & him self to be there w't fully sattisfyed Con- 
tended and paid & thereof & therfrom & of & from every 
part & parsel theirof doth hereby forever acquit exonarate 
releaoe & discharg them the sd Eichard & elisha Gilder- 
sleeve their hairs & assigns Hath given granted Bargined 
sold allined Eemised Eeleased. assined and teonfirmed and 
by these presents doth give grant bargin sell alien remise re- 
leas assign and Confirm unto them ye sd Eichard and elisha, 
Gildersleeve & to their heirs & assigns for ever all yt se'r- 
tin peese or peeses of meadow ground situate lying and 



106 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

being at the south side of ye sd Town ship of hemp- 
stead w't in the bownds following yt is to say begining at 
an old whit ok tree by ye high way Euning about south- 
west to a Crick and by a peece of meadow ground which 
did formerly be Long to after alburtos Late of Hempstead 
afore sd desceased thence .along the said Crick to a dich 
thence northwardly along the ditch to a larg pond thence 
runing across the sd pond about northeast Joining to a 
peece of meadow belonging to Georg Beats and so to the 
high way thence along ye sd high way till it Corns to the 
first Station at ye sd old whit oak tree. Togeather w't all 
the improvements privileges and apurtinances to the same 
belonging or appertaining to have and to hold all and 
singuler the above mentioned an bounded primasis with 
the appurtmanses unto them ye sd Richard & elisha Gild- 
ersleeve and to their hairs and assigns to the only proper 
use benefit and behoff of them the said Eichard and elisha 
Gildersleeve and to their hairs and assigns forever and the 
said John Dosenborow for him self his hairs executors and 
administrators doth Covenant Promise grant and agree to 
and with them the said Eichard and Elisha Gildersleeve 
their hairs and assigns that the above granted premises are 
free from all maner of Incombranses what so ever and that 
ye sd Eichard and Elisha Gildersleeve and their hairs and 
assigns may Peaceably and quiatly Injoy the same and 
Lastly ye sd John Dosenborow the above mentioned 
primises with all the appurtinanses to the said Eichard and 
Elisha Gildersleeve them their hairs & assigns against the 
LawfuU Olames of any Parson or parsons or any under him 
the sd John Dosenborow or his executors or administrators 
shall and will -si^arant & by these presents forever defend In 
wittness of which the sd John Dosenborow hath hereunto 
set his hand and seal the day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered in the presents of 
Jeeemiah WOOD his 

his X mark John X Dosenbobow (S) 

G C . . . . mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOBDS. . 107 

this is a true Copy Compared with the original and 
entred by me 

Tho Gildbesleeve Clarck 

Page 431. 

sit a Grenerall Town Meeting held in Hempstead Aprill 
the 7. day 1730. Then by Mager Voat of the freeholders 
mager John Cornell was Chosen Seuperviser for this pre- 
sent year 

At the same time above said. David bedell was Chosen 
Cunstable and colectter for this ensening year 

Att the same time above said .Cap Joseph Thorn and 
Thomas Langdon war Chosen assesers for this ensening 
year 

Att the same time above said. Peter Titos mordicai 
Lester and Joseph Hoisted are Chosen survairs of the high 
wais for this enseuing year 

At the same time above said Leftenant Jeremiah Bedell 
and Mr John Treadwell juner ware Chosen for fence veurs 
for this enseuing.year 

At the same time above said. Mordicai Lester ware and 
Jacob Smith ware Chosen to Invitary in testeted estates 

at the same time Thomas Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clark for this enseuing year 

Att the same time CoUo'n John Tredwell had Liberty 
granted to fence in and stop the way that was known by 
the name of Southards Lain 

Att the same time above said their was Liberty granted 
to Joseph Pearce blacksmith to set up a hous and a shop 
on the place that our old sheep pen was and the quntity 
of Land that the old sheep pen did contain and the said 
Joseph Pearce is obliged to keep a smiths shop on the 
said Land and to do work for the Town and when he doth 
let it go down so that he doth not do smiths work for the 
Town then the Land is to return to the To^wn again 

These Vots above sd entred by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 



108 HEMPSTEAD TOWN HECOEDS. 

at the same time above said Samuel Langdon Oordwind- 
er had Liberty to set up him self tanfats on the same place 
that Eobart Williams did set his tan fats on 

This entred by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarfee 

Page 432. 

This Indenture made this fourteenth day of feabruary in 
the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred twenty sea- 
ven by & between James Smith of taners Pond In the 
Township of Hempstead. In Queens County In Neu York 
province yeaman and Mary his wif ye one part & Garit 
Snedecor of ye sd Town ship of Hempstead Yeaman of ye 
other part, witneseth yt ye sd James & Mary for & in Con- 
sideration of ye sum thirty two pounds Neu York Money to 
them or one of them in hand p'd before ye ensealing here- 
of by Garit Snedecor, afore named, ye Reciept whereof 
they hereby acknowledg & theirof & their from do by these 
presents forever acquit exonarat & discharg him ye sd 
Garit Snedecor his hairs exe'cu & admis'r they ye sd James 
& Mary, have hereby given granted Bargined sold enfeofed 
assigned & Confirmed & by these presents do freely fully 
& absolutly give grant bargin sell allin enfeof assig & Con- 
firm unto him ye sd Garit Snedecor his hairs & assigns for 
ever a sartain piece or parsell of Land in the Township of 
Hempstead Lying on ye north sid of the plains att a place 
Called taners Pond. & it is buted & bounded as foUoweth. 
viz. begining at ye south west Corner by a Chesnot Stump 
w't a green bush growing in it, thence runing eastwardly, 
by Lands appartaining to Cap't Jeremiah Smith duwest to 
a wallnut stump in ye fence, thence Kuning Northardly as 
ye fence runs to ye root of a whit oak tree, thence westard- 
ly to John Cornell Line, thence southarly to the place wee 
first begun at. ye whol Containing seaven acars or there 
. about, be it more or less to have & to hold ye sd Land & 
primises, unto him ye sd Garit Snedecor his hairs & as- 
signs to his & their own proper use benefit & behoof & 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 109 

w.ee ye sd James & Mary, do for our selves, our hairs, 
execu's & admis'r Covenant to & w't ye sd Garit his 
hairs & assigns yt wee are ye treu sole & Lawfull owners 
of ye sd above bargined Primises & have . in our selves 
good Eight full power & Lawfull authoryti to grant bai;gin 
sell alien & Convay & Confirm the same in maner as above 
sd & yt ye sd Garit his hairs & assigns shall & may from 
time to time & at all times hereafter by virtue hereof Pea- 
ciably Lawfully & Quiatly have hold use oocupie posess & 
enjoy ye sd Primises free & Clear & freely & Clearly ac- 
quited exonarated & discharged of & from all & of all maner 
of former gifts grants bargins sails Leasees morgages en- 
tails Jointers Dories Judgments executions or Incombran- 
ces or troubles whatsoever. & wee ye sd James & Mary do 
further Covenant & bind pur selves our hairs executors & 
administrators firmly by these presents to warant defend ye 
sd Land & Primises unto him ye sd Garit his hairs & as- 
signs against ye Jiist & Lawfull Clames of any parson or 
Parsons what so ever. In witnes whereof wee ye sd James 
& mary have hereunto set our hands & seals the day & year 
first above written 

Sined sealed and Delivered , 

In presents of James Smith (S) 

Wm Buech Maky Smith (8) 

CoENELUS "WiLTSE har X mark. 

Page 433. 

March the 26 day 1730 Then Came before Me John 
-Tolman esquir one of his Majesties Judges of the Courts of 
Common Pies for Quens County the within named James 
Smith who did acknowledg the with In deed to be his free 
& Voluntary act and deed finding no rasurs nor enter Lins 
I alow this deed to be Eecorded 

John Talman 

The deed on the other side and above acknowledMen 
ComPared with the original and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 



110 HEMPSTEAD TONVN EECOEDS. 

This Indentor Made= fourth day of March In the year of 
our Lord Christ Seventeen twenty six by & between John 
Cornell of ye Town Ship of Hempstead In Quens County 
on Nasaw island In neu York Province yeaman of ye one 
part & garit sneedecor of ye sd Town Ship of Hempstead 
Yeaman of ye other part Witneseth, yt he ye sd John Cor- 
nell for & in Consideration of ye sum of one hundred 
pounds of Neu York money to him in hand paid before ye 
ensealling of these preasents by Garit Snedecur afore 
named ye Eecepts whereof he ye sd John Cornell doth by 
these presents Acknowled and their of & their from & of 
and from every part & parsell thereof doth Exonerate acquit 
& discharg him ye sd Garit Sneedecor his hairs executors & 
adm'n for ever he ye sd John Cornell, hath Given Granted 
bargined Sold allinated Bnfiofed asseured and Confirmed 
and by these presents Doth freely fully and absolutly give 
grant bargin sell alien enfeof assign and confirm unto him 
the afore said Garrit Snedecor his hairs and assigns one 
sertain measege and tract of Land Scituate lying at a place 
known by the name of Taners pond In ye. north woods of - 
the Town sJiip of Hempstead & is buted & bounded viz, as 
foUoweth begining at the south west corner at a sertain 
stump by the high way Euning thence northardly to a sar- 
tain stake upon a straight Line easterly to a nother Stake 
In ye line of Richard Durfees from thence runing south- 
ardly to another stake in the line .of Richard Durfees 
thence to ye high way & so by the high way westerly to 
ye place we first begun, all being six acars be the same 
more or Less, to have and to hold ye sd Lands & primises 
w't all houses out houses barns stables & all other appur- 
tinanses priviledges or Conveniancess to the same belong- 
ing or in aniwise appertaining to ye same w't ye rever- 
tion & Revertions Remainder & Remainders unto Mm 
ye sd Garit Snedecur his hairs & assigns for ever to his 
& their only proper use benefit & behoff forever & ye 
sd John Cornell doth promise Covenant grant and agree 
to & w't him ye sd Garit Snedecur him his hairs & assigns 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. Ill 

w't before ye ensealling hereof he is ye treu and Lawful! 
owner of ye sd bargined primises & is Lawfully sized of ye 
same In his own propper Bight as a good perfect & absolut 
estate of Inheritance in fee simplee & have in my Self good 
right full power and lawfull authority to give grant bargin 

Page 434. 

sell alien enfeof asseure & Confirm ye sd granted primises 
In maner and form as above sd & yt ye sd Garit Snedecur 
his hairs and assigns shall and may from time to time and 
at all times forever here after by Virtue hereof -lawfully 
peasciably and quiatly have hold use occupie poses & enjoy 
ye sd demized & granted primises free and Cleer and freely 
and Clearly acquited exonarate & discharged of & from all 
and every other former gifts grants bargins sails Leases 
morgages Deeds wills entails Jointors Dowries Judgments 
executions InCombrances or troubles what sp ever, and I 
ye sd John -Cornell Do further Covenant and' bind my self 
my hairs and executors & administrator firmly these pre- 
sents to warant & defend all and every of ye above granted 
and bargined primices unto him ye Said Garit Snedecur to 
him his hairs executors & assigne forever against ye Just & 
Lawfull Clams or Clame of any parson or parsons what so 
ever .In Witness whereof I ye sd John Cornell have here- 
unto set my hand & seal ye day and year first above written 
& Elizabeth Cornell wif of ye sd Joha Coraell to testifie 
har consent here unto hath Likewise here unto set har 
hand and seall-ye day & year above Written. 

Sined sealed^and delivered 
In Presents of 

John Allason the mark of 

WILL BuEGH John X Coenell (S) 

the mark of 
Elizabeth X Coenell (S) 

March ye 26 day 1730 Then Came be fore me John 
Tolman Esquier one of his Majesties Judges of the Court 



112 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

of Common Pleas for Queens County the with in named 
John Cornell who did acknowledg the with in to be his own 
free and Vallintary act and deed finding no rasurs nor 
enter Lines I alow this doed to be entred 

John Talman 

This above said deed Compared with the original deed and 

entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleete Clerke " 

This Indenture made the fourteenth day of feabruary In 
the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred twenty sea- 
ven by & between Thomas Smith of the Township of Hemp- 
stead In Quens County In neu York Province yeaman of 
the one part and Garit Snedecoar of ye sd Town Ship of 
Hempstead yeaman of the other part, Witneseth yt ye sd 
Thomas Smith & Mary his wife the party herein concearned 
for & in consideration of ye sum of one hundred ninty eight 
pounds Carant money of neuyork to them or one of them 
in hand paid be fore ye ensealling of thes presents by ye 
afore sd Garit Snedecour the recepts where of ye sd Thomas 
& mary Do hereby acknowledg and their of & their from & 
of and from every part & parsell thereof do exonerat aquit 
and discharg him ye sd Garit Snedecour his hairs execu't 
and Adminis't they ye sd Thomas & mary have given grant- 
ed bargined sold alinated Enfeoffed assined & confirmed & 

Page 435. 

by these presents do freely and absolutly give' grant bargin 
sell alien Enfeof assign and Confirm that him ye sd garit 
Snedecour his hairs & assigns forever a sartain parsel of Land 
In the Township of Hempstead lying on ye north side of the 
plans at a place known by the name of Taners pond it being 
the three acars mor or above the one equal -half part of a 
sartan tract of Land given by Cap Jeremiah Smith to his 
Two sons Thomas and James by the Last will and testa- 
ment of ye sd Cap Jeremiah may appear. To have and to 
hold the said one equal half Part of the said Land & ye 
three acars over & above w't a sertain hollow on the plain 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 113 

Land & Meadow at south w't all other Eights of ye sd 
Thomas Smith and Mary his wife to Land or Meadow in 
the Township of Hempstead w't all ye priviledges apurti- 
nances & Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise 
appertaining w't all waies as paths eusements Eight of 
Commons or any other priviledge appertaining to the same 
or to any part thereof unto him the said Garit Snedecour 
his hairs & assigne forever to his and their own only prop- 
per use benefit & behoof for ever & wee ye sd Thomas & 
Mary do for our selves our hairs exec's and adminr's Cove- 
naat promise grant & agree to & w't ye sd Garit his hairs & 
assigns yt before ye ensealing hereof wee are ye treu sole & 
Lawfull owners of ye si demised primises & are Lawfuly 
sized & possed of ye same In our own Eight as a good par- 
feet and absolut estat of inheritance In fee simple & have In 
our selve good Eight full pour & Lawful authority to grant 
bargin sell ahan enfeof assure & Confirm ye sd bargined 
primices as in maner as above sd & yt ye sd Garit Snede. 
char his hairs & assigns shall & may from time to time & 
at all times forever heare after have hold use occupie poses 
& enjoy ye same abov bargined primises free & clear & 
freely & Clearly acquited exonarated and discharged of and 
from all & every other gifts grant bargin sale Leces mor- 
gage wills Intails Jointers Douries Judgments executions 
Incombrances or troubles whatsoever & we ye sd Thomas 
& mary do by these presents further Covenant & bind our 
selves our hairs executors administrators firmly by these 
presents to warant & defend ye above bargined primises 
and every part thereof unto him ye sd Garit Snedechor his 
hairs & assigns against the Just & Lawful Clame of any 
parson or parsons what so ever. In. witnes whereof we ye 
sd Thomas & Mary have here unto set our hands and seals 
ye day & year first above written 

Sined Sealed & delivered In presents of 
Will Buech Thomas Smith (S) 

OoENELUS WiLLSEE the mark of 

Maey X Smith (S) 



114 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 436. 

March the 26. day 1730 Then Came before me John 
Talman esquier one of his majesties Judges of the Courts 
of Common pleas for quens County Cornelus wiltsey one 
of the subscriber evedence to the within deed being sworn 
upon the holy evanjelest of almighty God declared that he 
saw Thomas Smith and Mary Smith sin and seal the within 
as their free and Vallentary act and deed finding no Basurs 
nor enter Lines I alow this deed to be Recorded 

John Talman Coenelus Wiltsee 

This deed and acknowledghien Compared with the origi- 
nal and entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

July the. 21. 1730. Then at a Jeneral town m'eeting by 
maaer voat it was Concluded that our flock of sheep that 
run on the Plains shall be Let out to the hiest bider from 
this. 21. first day untill the first day of October next enseu- 
ing weekly and he that Mrs them is abliged not to drive 
the flock not a bove half a mile in to the woods and to Let 
the flock out by the son half an our high in the morning & 
bring the flock in to the fold by sunset, and those parsons 
that are not willing that their sheep should not be f oulded 
they are desired to come and draw out their sheep on the 
twenty third of this instant month July for the flock will be 
kept in till nine of the Clock in the morning in the fold to 
him that hath hired them 

Att the same Collo'n John Treadwell was Chosen by 
mager Voat to Let out the flock for the time above said 

John Mott Seaner doth Protest against the voat about 
the sheep above said 

This above said voats above sd entred by order by me 

Thomas Gildeesleeve Clarke 

At the same time Their was Liberty Granted to these 
men here under named Collo'n John Treadwell mordicai 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. . 115 

Lester augustos oldfield Joseph Hall Juner John fievelire 
and Joseph Thuston to fence in the Lains folowing first the 
Laine betwen the buring Pase and CoUo'n John Treadwell 
Lot. and fossecors Lain at the east eand & on ye west end 
as fare as Searings Corner. 
This entred By order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Joseph Smith S doth protest a gainst ye above said grant 

Page 437. 

and Isaac Jarman doth protest against the fore said voat 
for stoping of ye high waies on the other sid and Daniel 
Pearsall doth protest against it all so and Daniel Pine doth 
protest a gainst it all so & Gershom Smith doth protest a 
gainst it all so & Eichard Gildersleeve doth protest a gainst 
it all so & Timothy Smith doth protest against all so 

This a bove sd by the request of these men a bove named 
entred by me 

Tho Geldebsleete Clarke 

July the .22. 1730. Then Daniel Smith the son of Avidow 
Jean Smith Came and did protest agains the stoping of 
ye Lains afore said, this entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Dito. Hanah-Smith & Jean Smith widows both do pro- 
test a gainst the stoping of the Lains a fore mentione en- 
tre by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Att a Jeneral Town meating held in Hempstead October 
the 18th. 1732. Then by the mager Voat of the free hold- 
ers of the said Town meeting it was voted and strongly 
for bidden for any parson or parsons that they shall not 
drive any sheep or Cattle to fould them nither day nor 
night any where in the bound of Hempstead 

Att the same time wee the free holders of hempstead as 
a fore said do pray the assembly to make an act for the 



116 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

establisMng of the above said voat for not foulding of our 
sheep and Cattlee 

at the same time it was voated that their should no hor- 
ses nor mairs nor hors kind run at liberty on heinpstead 
plains and we do pray the assembly to pas an act for the 
same 

These above said Voats entre by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Peter Smith protest against ye vot made about the sheep 
and John Dorlon doth the same 

Daniel Pine & Isaac Jarman do protest aganst the above 
said voat made a bout ye horses yt they shall not run on 
the plains 

Thomas Williams 
Silos Smith 
Ephe Vallintine 
John Dosenborow 
Sam Dosenborow 

'Page 438. 

Know all men by these Present that I Richard Wallin- 
tine of Hempstead in Quens County on Nasaw Is land in 
ye Province of new York for divers good Causes and Con- 
siderations mee thier unto moving but more espetially for 
the Love that I bar unto my two brothers na'than Vallin- 
tine and benjamin Vallintine both of the Town County Is- 
land and Province afore sd have given granted aliaated 
released from me my hairs executors administrators and 
every of them firmly by these preasents to them and 
their hairs executors administrators & assigns forever 
ye Dwelling hous and Land ■ a Joy^ning their unto in 
the Town of Hempstead which was my fathers the Land 
being by estemation ten acars litle more or less and a 
lot of Meadow lying on the east side of a neck Com- 
monly colled Dentons great Neck with all the Land 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 117 

ajoining their unto which belongs to sd meadow being 
bounded on the east w't ye Cove & bounded on ye west 
by. a lot of meadow of John Carlse runing southward 
down to ye bay and runiug up North wardly as fur as the 
meadow goeth up that neck & ten or twelve acars of land 
Lying near half way down in ye south woods on the north 
side of an old field Colled Carpenters field and two hollows 
lying about a quarter of a mile South west or there abought 
of fransers nicoUs his hous the one being Colled the wallnot 
hollow and the other lying about six or seven rods to the 
South ward of that, i give unto them the equall half part or 
moity of the undevided Land which belongs unto Jonas 
woods' right all which house and Land at Hempstead and 
-Lot of meadow on Dentohs neck and belonging their unto 
and ten or ,twelve acars of Land lying on the north side or 
end of Carpenters field and two hollows on the plains and 
equal half part of Jonas woods Eight and the apurtinances 
thereunto belonging I ye a bove sd Bichard wallintine do 
give grant Eeleas and confirm all my Eight title and de- 
mand from me my hairs executors and administrators unto 
my two brothers Nathan Vallintine and Benjamin Vallin- 
tine to them their hears executors administrators and 
assigns forever to be equally devided be twen them. Ee- 
serving alowance to my mother deuring her naturall Life 
the Dwelling house and orchard w't as much Land at Town 
as will mak up the orchard half the Land w't in the fence 
at ye Town and ye use of as much meadow as she shall 
occation of to Cat hay for her Cattle and for the confirma- 
tion I have setfco my hand and fixed my seal the ninteenth 
day of feabreuary annaco dominy one thousand seaven 
hundred and four five 

Sined Sealle and delivered 
In presents of 

Timothy Holstead Eichaed Vallintine (S) 

William Willis 
Benjamin Holstbd 



118 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

This above said deed compared with the original by me 
and entred 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 439. 

Att a Jenerall town Meeting held In Hempstead aprill 
the. 6. day 1731 Then their was Chosen by mager vat of 
the freeholders Mr John Cornell was Chosen Seuperviser 
for this enseuing year 

Att the same time above said David bedell was Chosen 
Cunstable and Collector for this enseuing year 

Att the same time above said Cap Joseph Thorn and Lef 
Jeremiah Beadell ware Chosen assesars for this enseuing 
year 

Att the same time above said John Pearsall Cornelus 
vanwick Isaac Jarman ware Chosen Survairs of the high 
wais for this enseuing year 

Att the same time above sd Leftenant Jeremiah Beadell, 
and Leftenant John Treadwell war Chosen for fencvers for 
this enseuing year 

Att the same time above sd Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen 
Town Clarke for this enseuing year 

These above sd. voats entred by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Att a Jenerall Town Meeting held In Hempstead Aprill 
the 4th day. 1732 Then Jacob Smith was Chosen Seuper- 
viser by the mager voat of the freeholders then present for 
this inseuiDg year 

At the same time a bove said David Beadell was Chosen 
Cunstable & Collector by the freeholders for this enseuing 
year 

At the same time above said Lef Jeremiah Beadell and 
Lef John Treadwell weare Chosen assesars for this enseu- 
ing year by the free holders 

At the same time above said John Pearsall Cornelus Van 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 119 

Wick and Isaac Jarman weare Chosen survairs of the high 
wais for this enseuing year by ye freeholders 

At the same time above said Left Jeremiah Beadell & 
Left John Treadwell weare Chosen fence veuers for this 
enseuing year by the freeholder 

At the same time a bove said Mordecay Lester and Jacob 
Smith ware for to atest deseased mens estats for this en- 
seuing year by the free holders for this enseuing year 

At the same time Thos Gildersleeve was Chosen Town 
Clarke for this enseuing year by the freeholders 

At ye same time there was given to benjamin Valintine 
all the timber thar was Lef about the School hous and ye 
hous and lento entred by order by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarke 

Page 440. 

To all Christian People to whome these preasents shall 
com or any wise a pertaine Greeting Know ye that I peter 
Totten of hempstead on nassaw island in quens County in 
3'e Provinc of neu york do by these presence give grant 
bargin sell a lianate releas and deliver from mee my hairs 
executors administrators & assigns" Unto my Son Samuel 
Totten of the same Town county island & Provinc afore 
said to him his hairs executors administrators & assigns my 
home Lott in Hempstead containing six acars more or less 
as shall bs fouai within the following bounds that is 
bounded east south and west by the Streets or high ways & 
north by the Lott of Isaac Southard all which home Lott 
as is above bounded to geather w't ye dwelling hous fenc- 
ing orchard and all appertaning theare on I ye sd Peter 
Totten do by these presents give grant bargin sell alinate 
Realeass from me my hairs and assigns unto my sd son 
Samuel totten to him his hairs and assigns to^have & to 
hold the sd Lott hous & primises w't all ye apurtinances 
- to ye only use benefit and behouf of him ye sd Samuel Tot- 
ten his hairs and assigns forever waranting the sd home 



120 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Lott to be free from any former saile Lett Morgadge or In 
Combranc what ever by mee or any from by or under mee 
ye same to uphold & defend a gainst any parson or parsons 
that make any Just Clame there unto for & in Considera- 
tion of a vaKable .... to me in hand paid & Reoived in full 
satisfaction before the In sealling here of & in testimoney 
of ye primises I have here unto setto my hand & fixed my 
seal this ninteenth day of January An no domini. 1714-15. 

Sined Sealled and delivered 

In presents of 
Joseph Pettet Sene Petek Totten (S) 

Joseph Pettet J his X mark 

This a bove sd deed is treu Copy taken out of the origi- 
nal and compared By me 

Tho Gildebsleete Clarke 

At a Jeneral Town meting Held in Hempstead April. 4. 
1732 Then the brick that are Left at the School house are 
allowed for the repairing of the Parsonig Chimni and hous 

At the same time their was Let to Collo John Treadwell 
the town Scool Lot for twenty seaven shilling by mager 
voat of the freeholders for this present year 

this entred by order by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarke 

Page 441. 

This Indentor made the seacond day of feabruary In the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred & twenty betwen 
Charls Petors of Hempstead in quens County on nasaw 
Island suregeon & mary his wife of ye one part and Jona- 
than Whitbead of ye County afore sd Jent on ye other side 
whereas Georg heulit to whome sertain rightt of proprie- 
tiship did w'c formerly did belong to one hop washbon In 
Hempstead afore sd did by his sartain Deed Indecited 
under his hand & seal dated ye 31. day of January anno- 
domni. 1704 Sell the same Eight of Land to Jonathan 
Whithead Above mentioned & his hairs, & whereas ye sd ■ 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 121 

Jonathan Whithead by virtue thereof hath amungst other 
Lands taken up In ye sd Town ship one scertain tract of 
Land near washbons neck Containing ninty seaven acars, 
& one other tract of Land near a place Coled neubridg neck 
Containing fifty fower acars as may more fully appeear & 
particurlerly decribed by ye return two suryays there made 
dated the 14th & 15 of June anno domi 1710 by Samuel 
Clows Survair & whereas ye sd Jonathan Whithead did by 
a certain Instreument under his hand and seall bearing 
date ye firs day of this instant feabruary assign & make 
over all his Eight & title to ye sd rights of propriety ship 
of Land unto ye sd Charls peters & Mary his, wife whereby 
they became duely Intitled theireto. Now this Indenter 
witneseth yt ye sd Charls Peters & Mary his wife for 
valiable Causes and Consciderations them there unto mov- 
ing but espetially for ye Conscideration of ye sum of 
fivef shiying Lawfull money of Neu York to him paid 
by ye sd Jonathan Whithead before ye executin of 
these presents ye recepts whereof is here by owned & 
ye sd Jonathan Whithead & his executors & administra- 
tors therefrom for ever hereby acquited have given grant- 
ed Eemised & Keleaced & alltogether of & from them 
& their & their of their hairs forever quit clamed 
unto him ye sd Jonathan Whithead In his full and 
Peat^ble possestion & seiuer now being & to his hairs 
& assigns. for ever all & singular ye rights estate titles In- 
trust use Possestion Eevertion Clames & demands what so 
ever w't they ye sd Charls Peters & Mary his wife or Ither 
of them ever had have or which here after thay or Ither of 
them or Ither of their hairs can obtain to have of & in ye 
sd above mentioned two tracts of Land in Contrivarti to gea- 
ther one hundred & fifty one acars so that whether ye sd 
Charls Peters or mary his wife or Ither of them their or 
Itheir hairs or asigns any Eight title Intrust retails use 
profits there unto clame & demand of in or to ye sd tow 
lots of Land or any part their of at any time hearaf ter can 
or may challinge or requier but of & from all Clames and 



122 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

acounts of Eights estats titles Judgments & demands there 
to or any Part thereof to be had they & either of them their 
and every of their hairs be all to gether bared and utterly 
excluded by these Presents In witnes where of the said Par- 
ties have by these presents Put their hands and seals Inter- 
changablely the day & year first above written 

Sined and dehvered 

In Presents of Chaeles Peters (S) 

Sam Bayles Maby Petees (S) 

ElCHAED OlDFIELD 

this above Indentor taken out of the original Compared 
and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

' On ye day and Year w't in written Came be fore me "Wil- 
liam Cornell esquier one of his majesties Justices of ye 
peace in quens County the w't in named Charls Peters & 
Mary his wife & acknowledged ye Instrument on ye other 

side to be his act & deed 

WrL Coenell 

Eeasurvayed & laid out to Jonathan Wbithead ye Land 
described in these two drafts one lying above ye neubridg 
neck & ye other above washbons neck & both Containing one 
hundred & seaventeen acars & one half upone hop washbons 
Eight derived to ye sd hop washbons by his father jvilliam 
washbons last will and testament that ye sd william Wash- 
bon Clamed in the Township of Hempstead Purformed by 
us the thirteenth day of november In the year of our Lord- 
one thousand seven hundred and thirty 

William Willis Isaac Hicks Joshua Caeman 
James Jackson Abill Smith James Sbaeing 

This entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Page 442. 

To all Christian People to whome this presant writing 
shall come I Thomas Barker Sener of Cow neck in the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 123 

TownsHp of Hempstead in Queens County on Nasaw Is- 
land in tlie Province of Neu York Yeaman sendth Greet- 
ing Know Ye that I the said Thomas Barker as well for 
and in conscideration of the Natural Love and affections 
which I have and baer unto my well beloved grand son 
Thomas Peat as for divers other good Causes and Concid- 
erations me here unto moving have given and granted and 
by these preasants do fully Clearly and absolutly give grant 
and Confirm unto the said Thomas Peat his hairs executors 
administrator or assigns for ever one sertain Lot of Land 
seatuate Lying and being in oring County in the province 
of Neu York afore said at a place known by the name of 
Caceate other wise neu Hempstead it being sixteen Lott In 
number of the third draft in the Last devitian so Cold and 
Containeth In Quontity two hundred acars as by estema- 
tion to gather with all priviledges a purtinances and con- 
vaiances to ye sd lot or tract of Land appertaining or an- 
yes belonging w't all ye rits titles clams Challings and de- 
mande what so ever which i ye sd Thomas Barker" now 
have or which any or Ither of any of theirs executors or 
administrators may here after have in or to the said bar- 
gined primises or any part or parsell or membr thereof to 
have and to hold the said lot or tract of Land and the ap- 
purtinanses and Priviledges theirunto belonging unto the 
said Thomas Peat his hairs executors administrators or 
assigns forever absolutly without any maner of Conditions 
whatsoever, otherwise then above written as the said 
Thomas barker have freely fully and absoleutly & of his 
own free will and accord put in further testimoney. In Wit- 
nes whereof I have hear unto set my hand seal this twenty 
seacond of Aprill, In the year of our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven hundred thirty and one. 

Sined Sealed and 
delivered in presents of 

Natha'll Sands Thomas Baekeb (S) 

Oalap Coennell Jv 



124 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

This deed a bove & memarandom taken out of the ori- 
gioal & compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarke 

memarandom yt ye word first was scratced out & ye word 
third set over it in ye twelft line be fore the execution of 
these presents as witnes 

John Yong 

Page 443. 

Att a Jeneral Town Meeting held in Hempsted July 17. 
1732 Then it was by mager voat of the free holders it was 
concluded on that our sheep that runs on our plains shall 
be Let out to the hiest bider for to be f ould once a week & Let 
out once a wek till the 15 day of September and Col John 
Tredwell is to Let them out for the present term afore 
said & to gather the money entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Hempstead August the. 3. day. 1732. At the request of 
Henry Mott wee have veued the path Colled hungry har- 
bour Path be Low doxes and have ordered that the old 
path Leads in to harry mott fence be stopped & is hereby 
us stopped and have laid out the road beginning at a small 
bush marked near the place wheare it Into said fence & to 
Join to the fence from sd bush along by sd Henry Mots 
house untill it cometh to a black oak Marked & thence to a 
Whit oak forked tree and from thence to a prity Large red 
oak tree by the Lower end where said Road goeth out of 
said Henry Motts fence again all the way to be fowre rods 
wide from ye bush and fence and marked trees above said 
as witnes our Hands the day and year a bove written 

John Treadwell 
William Willis 

This above said high way entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Hempstead August the 3'd day 1732. At the request of 
Thomas Doxey and several others of the Naigh hours and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 125 

freeholders of the Township of Hempstead bearing dats the 
21 of June 1732 to us the Commitioners for the seatuating 
the high wais and Roads for the Township of Hempstead 
that the road nere unto the sd Doxse may be assertained 
& Continued wheare it now goes accordingly wee John 
Treadwell <fe William Wilis two of the Commitioners of ye 
"sdTown have taken a vew of ye sd Koad wheare ye sd 
Thomas Doxsey hath fenced up the old path and finding 
the Eoad to be as convenintus & som what nearer do hear- 
by order that the old Eoad within ye said fence be stopped 
& be, nomore taken or deemed to bee a road and the road 
where it now gose we have the day above said Laid out 
from ye place where it goes Into sd Doxes fence to where 
it Cometh out of sd fence again being now about four rods 
wide from the fence eastward by ye sd Thomas Doxsey to 
stub up the stubs and mak the road good to go with Carts 
and Wagons both Loden and empty as witnes our hands 
the day and year above written 

John Teeadwell 
this above said Eoad William Willis 

entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Page 444. 

January the 28th. 1660 This writing witneseth that I 
thomas Hicks of Hempstead Juner have bargined with and 
sold unto Sarah Treadwell of Huntington late wife of 
Edward Treadwell decesed my hous barne & orchard home 
Lot with all the priviledges belonging there unto (viz) all 
meadowing hollows plain Lands and wood Land with fowre 
ox gats in the east oxe pasture with sd hous barne orchard 
home Lote and meadowing hollows & upland weare late 
William Smiths of Hempstead afore sd with all the rights 
Priviledges accomodations and appurtinances there unto 
belonging whether given to the said William Smith by the 
sd Town of Hempstead or other wise Purchased with his 
money, and also what privileges ye sd William Smith had 



126 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

in the north neck for gats for Young Cattle also twelve gats 
for pastrege at Eockaway all which sd hous barn orchard 
home Lot meadowing and hollows Plaine & Wood lands' 
with aU privileges and appurtinanses thereunto belonging 
exsepting a small parsell of meadow or Lotment being upon 
the necke commonly colled Hixes neck I ye sd Thomas 
Hicks do here by engage my self to give full & free possession 
to ye sd Sarah Treadwell or her assigns at or before ye 
tenth day of march nex enseuing the date here of In witnes 
whereof I do here unto setto my hand the day and yeare 
above said 

In presents of 

John Seaman Thomas Hicks 

Jonas Holdswoeth 

This a treu Coppy taken out of the origenal and com- 
pared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke^ 

Know all men by these Presencs that I Henry Whelply 
do here by assign & make over this writing' and all the 
purchase thereby granted unto Adam Mott of Hempstead 
for him his hairs and sucsesers forever to enjoy 

witness my hand this first day of November 1661. Stilo 
nova 

In presents of 
Jonas Holbswoets his 

John Smith Heney X Whelply 

mark 

This is a treu Coppy taken out of the original and Com- 
pared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

And further more having a parsell or Lotment of meadow 
survayed up to mee by Thomas Hicks which lieth on ye 
Neck Commonly Colled Mr Hickes neck the which ye sd 
meadow was exsepted in ye sd bill of saile I do here by 
make over ye sd Meadow to ye said Adam Mott and Lik- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOEDS. 127 

■wise do grant him the dong that is in or about the barn and 
yards and that which is yet Eemaining to thatch on the 
south side of the barn I do engage forth with to have it 
thatched and further I do binde myself my hairs executors 
and administrators to deliver the said Adam Mott full free 
and quiat possession of the said Lands granted by this bill, 
of Saill within a month or two after the day of the date 
hearof and of the house barn at or before the sixtenth day 
of may next enseuing ye date here of all free from Rats "this 
yeare whether demanded or not demanded except the sd 
meadow Lying upon Mr Hickes neck and further I ye sd 
Henry Whelpley do acknowledg to have Eecived df ye sd 
AdaM Mott full payment and full satisfatction for all ye sd 
yhouse and land spesified in the bill of saile In Witnes 
whereof I do hereunto setto my hand this first day of 
Nqvember. 1661. Stilo Nova 
In presents of 
John Smith his 

Jonas Holdsworth Henry X Whelply 

mark 

This is a treu Coppy taken out of the original! and Com- 
pared and entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 445. 

By viertu of an act of Jeneral Assembley of the CoUiny 
of Neu York Intitled an act for the beter Inabling & further 
Laying out high ways in w'c sd act commisoneres for ye 
Several Countyes Townships & presencts are respectively 
nominated appointed & authorised to lay out neu wais 
where they shal be found nesesity of & to take a Eevew of 
ye Roads already Laid out & if they find any inconvency in 
ye sd Roads theay or any two of them have power accord- 
ing to Law to alter ye same &c : and whereas Capt John 
Treadwell William Willis & John Jackson Ju'n are by ye 
same act appointed Oommisioners for ye Township of 
Hempstead in Quens County and whereas obadiah Vallin- 



128 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOBDS. 

tine did on ye twenty eighth day of august In ye Year of 
our Lord""Seventeen hundred & twenty and two make Com-: 
plaint unto us John Treadwell & William Willis yt ye road 
Lying from the plains betwen ye hous of John Smith & 
James Pine to ye harbour was not oommodus & also veary 
prejudiciall to him & therefore requested us to take a vew 
of ye saide Eoad & also to alter & stop up ye sd Road at 
ye place it formerly went and accordingly the day above 
written wee CarfuUy vewed ye sd Koad astwas laid out & 
finding it not to bee Commodious and also very preJuditi- 
cial to ye sd Obadiah Valintine acordingly as he made his 
Complaint to us & accordingly John Treadwell & william 
willis two of ye Commitioners afore sd do order yt ye Road 
shall go where Coll John Jackson & James Cleament former 
Commitioners of ye high ways for Quens County laid it out 
from the plains betwen ye houses afore sd to a great wal- 
not tree ye southwest corner of a Lot of Land ye vallintines 
bought of Georg Pearsall & of Thomas Parsall decesed from 
w'c tree yesd road shall stop & go no forther northward 
only for James Pine & his hairs & assigns, we have Laid 
out a gate way from ye sd Walnot tree of twenty foot wide 
to ye Corner of ye sd James Pines Land & no further where 
it may Conveniant for ye sd Richard Vallintine & ye sd 
James Pine their hairs and assigns for ye sd James Pine & 
his assigns to have free Libirty to cart and to drive his 
Cattle & from ye sd Larg walnot tree wee doe Lay out ye 
high way to turn Round on ye north side of it eastwardly 
two rods wide on ye south «ide or end of the field to a red 
oak saplin markt on ye west & north side for ye south and 
east sids of the road thence northwardly by ye east side of 
ye field under the hill edg to a large forked whit oak tree 
Marked on ye east side of ye high way thence round under 
the hill to a broken topt white oak tree marked for the east 
side of ye high way thence up the hollow to peter Titoses 
corner tree of the land that Peter bought of docter Peters 
having marked trees on ye east side & from ye sd Corner 
tree northwardly to ye Road that leads from Westbery to 



HEMI'Sl'ilAl) 'romi BECOEbS. 12§ 

the harbowr.Peter Titos & Obadiah Vallintine each to bear 
their eqall half the said from peters Corner afore sd to his 
Corner of his fence where it meets westbery Eoad wee have 
Laid out all the way from the westbery Eoad to the great 
walnot tree two rod wide and no more exsept at the red oak 
saplin where it turns round the corner of the field at the 
hill edg it is abought three rods wid and for Confirmation 
thereof wee haye setto our hands the twentieth day of Sep- 
tember in the year of our Lord one thowsand seaven hun- 
dred and twenty and two 

John Teeadwell 
William Willis 
a treu Copy taken and Compred by me 

William Willis 
this above sd road or highway is a treu copy of a copy 
entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 
Page 446. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempstead march ye 
3d 1733 Then there was Chosen by mager voat Jaob Smith 
was Chosen seupervizser for this Inseuing year 

Att the same time David Beadell was Chosen Cunstable 
& Colecter ffor this enseuing year 

Att the same time Jeremiah Beadell and Thomas Wil- 
liams were Chosen assesers for this In seuing year 

Att the same time Isaac Jarman John Loosee and Thom- 
as Williams ware Chosen survairs of the high ways for this 
enseuing year 

At the same time Thomas Williams and mieal Smith ware 
Chosen fence veuers for this in seuing year 

at the same time Mordaciah Lester and Isaac Jarman 
wear Chosen for to be prisers of on detesed estats ffor this 
enseuing year 

Att the same time Tho Gildersleeve was Chosen town 
Clark for this ensewing year 



130 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Att a Jeneral Tound metting held in Hetnpsted April yd 
6 day 1736 Samuel Scid mar Eequested of ye free holders 
of tlie same Tound to grant unto him The Streame which 
was formerly grantted unto william Smith wich his mill now 
stands on At the same Tound meatting it wos Yotted and 
a greed upon That the said Samuel Scidmor Should have 
the Said Stream Provideed That he doth keepe a good mill 
and keep it in good Eepare and griijd all sorts of green for 
the eleventh part and for oiir one Tound before any others 
by order by me 

ToMAS GiLDEKSLEEVE Clarke 

Page 447. 

This Indenter made the Seacond day of October In the 
year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundread & thirty by & 
between Georg Heulitt of ye Township of Hempstead in 
quens County In neuyork Province Yeaman and hanah his 
wife ye one part & Thomas Hendrickson of ye sd Township 
of Hempstead yeaman of ye other part witneseth that ye sd 
Georg Heulit & hanah his wife for and in Consideration of 
ye sum of thirty & one pounds Neu York money to theni 
in hand paid be fore ye execution of these preasants by ye' 
afore sd Thomas Hendrickson ye recepts of w'c sd sum they 
ye sd Georg & hanah do hereby acknowledg & them 
selves be there w't fully satisfied & Contented & there- 
of and there from & of & from every part & parsell there of 
do by these presents forever acquit exonarat & discharge 
ye sd Thomas hendrickson his hairs executors & admin- 
istrators they ye sd Georg and hanah have given granted 
bargined sold allinated enfeofed asseured & confirmed ATay 
these present do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargin 
sell alien enfeof assign and confirm unto him ye sd Thomas' 
Hendrickson his hairs & assigns forever one sertain measeg 
& tract of Land sceitiate Lying and being in ye bounds of'' 
Hempsted afore named easterly of a place Coled-fost6i'6' 
meadow and is butted & bounded as foUowethiNoxtherly 
partly by Land in possession of William Cornell esquier &' 



HEMPSTEAD 1^0 WN EECOEDS. 131 

partly by Land Clamed Johanaas Borrum Westerly partly 
by ye Claine of ye sd Borrum partly by Lands of ye sd 
Thomas'Hendrickson partly by hermoniss Johnsons Land 
& partly by Lands of Hendrick Hhdrickson southardly 
partly by Lands In possesion of James alburtos and partly 
by Lands of Thomas Hendrickson eastardly by Lands 
Clamed by William Cornell esquier begining at the north 
east Corner at a Chesnot bush runing thence N. 24. W. five 
roods thenes runing thence N. 50 west 6 Eodds & 20. Linck 
to a black oak sapplin thenc runing S. 20. W. sixty three 
rods to a whit oak bush thence runing So. 57. 2. filte rods . 
to .a small whit oak sapplin thence S. 31. 30'm westerly W. 
ninty two redds to, a stooping whit oak tree from thence S. 
70. E. forty one rods thence S. A. 2. E. 20 rods thence S. 
76. E. twenty five rods to whit oak bush in ye swamp thence 
runing 20. E. one hundred and twenty one rodds to the 
place wee firs begun at all Containing fifty seven acars and 
three quarters with all houses, barns orchards waters & 
water corses and all & every priviledges appurtinanees Con- 
veinanses there unto belonging or in aniwise belonging or 
in any wise appertaining known taken or reputed as a peice 
'parsell or member thereof to have and to hold ye sd grant- 
ed Land & primises w't ye appurtinanses w't ye revertion & 
revertions remainders & remainder thereof unto him ye sd 
Thomas Hendrickson his hairs & assigns forever to his & 

Page 448. 

their only proper use benefit & behoof forever, &. ye sd. 
Georg & Hanah for them selves their hairs executors ad- 
ministrators & every of them Covenant promise grant &. 
agree to & w't ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his hairs & as- 
signs that they ye said Georg tfe Hanah are ye treu sole & 
Lawful owners of ye above bargined primises & stand Law- 
fully sised & possesed of ye same in their own right as a 
good perfect & absoleut estate of in hearitance in fee simple 
& have in them selves good right & full pour & LawfuU au- 
thority to give grant bargin sell effifot alien convay & con- 



132 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

firm the sd primises in manner as afore sd & that the said 
Thomas Hendrickson his hairs & assigns shall & may from 
time to time & at all times forever here after by virtue of 
these presents Lawfully Peaciblely & quiatly have hold 
use occupie poses & injoy ye sd demized & bargined primi- 
ses free & clear & freely & Clearly acquited exonarated & 
discharged of & from all & all maner of other former gifts 
grants bargins sails Leasses wills Intails Jointors dowries 
Judgments Intents executions Incombranses or troubles 
what so ever and the said Georg & Hanah do fully cove- 
nant" i^Jbind them selves their hairs executors & admin- 
istratclrs firmly by thes presents to warant and defend 
the 3,bove granted & bargin primises & every. part there- 
of unt him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his hairs & 
assigns against the lawfuU clam or clames of any parson 
or parsons what soever. In witnes where of ye sd Georg 
& Hanah have hereunto set their hands and seals the day 
and year first above written 

Sined sealed & delivered 

In presents of Geobg Heulit (S) 
Will Burgh the mark of 

Joseph Williams Hanah X Heulit (S) 

mer'mp the word rode taken out & ye word aires put in 
the 28 line before insealing Hereof 

Quens ) Parsonably appeared before me Isaac Hicks 
County ) esq his majestises of the Corts of Common 
Plese for sd County Joseph one of the evedences to the ye 
w't in written deed who upon oath declared that he saw the 
w't in named Georg Hulitt and Hannah Hulitt sin seal & 
deliver the with in instrument as thair free & Vallintary act 
& deed and like wise that he saw the w't in named William 
Burch subscrib as an eavidence there unto and finding no 
reason to ye or intruption there in but whats is manifested 
modearateth I alow the same to be Eecorded 

Isaac HiOks 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 133 

This above sd deed Compared and entred by me in the 
neu book page ye 402 403 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

This Indenter made the Seaventh^ day of december in ye 
third of ye Begin of our Soverigen Lord Georg by the Grace 
of God over Great Britton france & lerland King defender 
of the faith &c. and in the year of our Lord God one thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty three, betwen Henry Hen- 
drickson of Hempstead in quens County on nasaw Island 
in ye ColHney of Neu York yeaman of ye one part & Thomas 
HendrickSon of the same Place of the other Part Wintneseth 
that ye sd Henry hendrickson for and in Consideration of 
the naterall Love and affections -which he has and does 

Page 449. 

bare to the afore sd Thomas Hendrickson but more ess- 
peatially for the sum of five shilling Inglish money to him 
in hand paid by. ye sd Thomas before ye ensealling & de- 
levery of these preasents the recept where of the afore sd 
Henry do by these preasants forever acquit release and 
discharg ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his hairs exsexitor & 
admy's have given granted bargined sold elinated infeofed 
assigned & confirmed & ye sd Henry Hendrickson do by 
these preasents have fully clearly & absolutly give grant 
Bargin sell alien enfeof asseure <fe Confirm to ye sd Thomas 
Hendrickson his hairs & assigns forever a sartain messag 
tenement & lot of Land seatuate lying and being at fosters 
meadow nv't in ye Town Ship of Hempstead afore sd Contain- 
ing twenty fowr acars be ye same mor or Less w't in ye 
bounds and Limits hereafter exprest (viz) east by fosters 
river north by John Hendricksons Land west by ye Lands 
of ye sd -Thomas Hendrickson Lately Purchesed of Daniel 
Baley: & south by a high way or ye Lands of Henry Onder 
Donk and also a parsell of meadow scituate in ye bounds 
of Hempstead afore sd at a place commonly Coaled or 
known by ye name of hungry harbour neck, (viz) the one 
moiety ot equal half part of all the meadow, that was my 



134 HEMPSTEAt) TOWN BECOEDS. 

father Harman Hendricksons deceased to be devided 
eaqually shear and sheire a Licke bounded as ioiloyfeih. 
southly by a little Crick eastardly by the meadows was in 
ye possestion of Samuel Dosenborow north by the meadow 
of Lucos eldeart & Thomas fleuelling westeardly by the 
meadows of Thomas Chesman deceased with all houses out 
houses barns stables orchards gardins fencing timber trese 
under woods standing or King on the same or any part par- 
sell or member thereof as allso aU the estate, right title In- 
trust property Olame & demand of in & to the same with 
ye remainders & revertions thereof to have and to hold the 
afore sd Lot of Lands meadows ground and primises with 
all and every of the appurtinances or to him ye sd Thomas 
Hendrickson his hars and assigns to ye only proper use 
benefit and behowfe of him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his 
hairs & assigns forever and ye sd Henry Hendrickson doth 
for him self his hairs executors and adm's further covenant 
promise grant & agree to and with ye sd Thomas Hendrick- 
son his hairs & assigns that he the afore sd Thomas Hen- 
drickson his hairs and assigns may and shall at all times 
and forever hereafter quiatly have hold occupy possess and 
enjoy the above sd Lot of Land and meadow ground and i 
promise with all & every of the appurtinanses w't out any 
Let trouble molistation evertion qivicken intdtion or denial 
of him ye sd Henry Hendrickson his hairs and assigns in 
witnes whereof the parties to these present have enter- 
changabley put to their hand and seals, the day and year 
first above righten - 

Sealed and delivered the mark of 

In ye presents of us Henry X Hendbickson (S) 

Cathaen Wiggins 
Tho whithead 

This above said deed entred by me 

Thomas Gildebsleeye Oiark 



hempstead town eecokds. 135 

Page 450. 

Quens ) on ye 9 day of June in the year one thousand 
County ) seven hundred thirty three. Then Came be- 
fore me John Tolman one of the Judges of for the Court of 
common Pleas for Quens County Henry Hendrickson who 
did ackuowledg the within written Instryment to be his act 
and deed - finding nor races nor enter Lines let this deed 
be recorded, entred by me 

John Talman 
Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 
This Indentor made this eleventh day of May and in the 
sixth year of the Raign of our Lord Severing Georg by the 
grace of God of Great britton &cK^ing defender of the faith 
&c and in the year of our Lord Christ on thousand seven 
hundred & twenty and betwen Harman Jonson of Hemp- 
stead belonging to fosters meadow in quens County on naw- 
saw Island & in the colloney of neu york, viz. of the one part 
& Thomas Hendrickson of the "same jplaoe County Island 
& Colloney afore sd. viz. of the other part witneseth that 
the above sd Harman Jonson for & in Conscideration of a 
valible satisfaction to him in hand paid by the above said 
Thomas Hendricksen at or before the ensealing and delivery 
of these presence the recept whereof he doth Lawly own & 
doth acknowledg him self to be there with satisfied Content 
and paid and their of & there from do forever exonarate 
acquit & discharg ye above sd Thomas Hendrickson his 
hairs exs'c admin's & every of them from every part & par- 
sell thereof. I have given granted allinated infefed assured 
quited clamed sold & made over and do by these presents 
freely Clearly and absolutly give grant alinat infef assume 
quit claime sell and make over unto ye above sd Thomas 
Hendrickson his hairs & assigns foreever all that sartata 
peece- parsel or lot of upland scituate lying and being in 
the bounds of Hempstead afore sd being in a right called 
-the patin right containing by estemation fo«ar acars being 
the same mor or less as it was Laid out and loted and 
bounded as f oHoweth that is to say east by William Cornell 



136 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EfiCOEDS. 

and west by John Smitli and north by the above sd Thomas 
Hendricks(?n and south by the above sd Harman Jonson 
that is to say bound as the fence runs all which Land as 
above bounded and exprest with all the pri-vdledges appur- 
tinances hereditements and emulimente to the same be- 
longing w't all the trees timber trees & woods under woods 
wheather standing lying or belonging to the same w't all ye 
estate title property clame & demand of him ye sd harman 
Jonson his hairs exeu's & administrators to him ye sd Thomas 
Hendrickson his hairs & assigns to have & to hold forever 

Page 451. 
& ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper use benifit & 
behoff of him the sd Thomas Hendrickson his hairs & as- 
signs for ever and yt ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his hairs 
assigns shall & may at all times forever hereafter have hold 
occupy poses & enjoy ye above Eecited Land & primises as 
his or their own Land of inheritance in fee simple freely & 
clerly discharged of & from all former gifts grants' sails 
morgedes dowries intails Judgment executions or extents 
or any other title or incombranses what soever. In testi- 
money hereof the party first above written hath setto his 
hand affixed his seal the day and year first above written. 
Sealed and delivered in 
the presents of us 
Nathan Smith Habman X Johnson (S) 

Nathaniel Oolee his mark 

this within writen deed entred & Compared by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 
Quens ) on the 9 day of June In the year one Thous- 
County I and seven hundred thirty three: Then Came 
before me John Tallman esquier one of the Judgs for the 
Cort of Common Pies for quens County nathan Smith one 
of the subscriun evedence to the with written deed sail who. 
being sworn upon the avanjelest saith that he saw harman 
Jonson sine seal and deliver the with written deed of sail 
to be his free act and deed 

John Talman Nathan Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 137 

fowr lins and a half rast out of this within written before 
the acknowledging 

This indenter made this twenty second of feabruary & in 
ye year of our Lord Christ sentee hundre twenty one or two 
between Hendrick Dousenborow of Hempstead in Queens 
County on the Island of nawsaw In ye province of neu 
York yeaman of ye one part and Thomas Hendrickson on 
the other part witneseth yt where as I Hendrick Dosenbo- 
row above sd did formerly seU unto Harman Hendrickson 
the father of the sd Thomas Hendrickson above sd twenty 
five acars of pattin right belonging to ye sd Land I Hen- 
drick above sd sold formerly to ye sd Harman Hendrickson 
above sd and ye pattin right no1; being in serted ui ye sd 
deed ye w'c I Hendrick Doseborow did then sell & receved 
three pound Curant money of the Province above sd in full 
satisfatction for ye same of ye sd Harman Hendrickson of 
ye sd Town &• County above sd dececed and his son Thom- 
as Hendrickson being invested w't ye sd Land I by ye Last 
wiU & testament of his father deseased know ye that ye yt 
I Hendrick Dosenborow above sd ye man having good 
right & full power by & in ye Pattin of Hempstead in the 
County above sd & in conseideration of ye sd thre pound 
formerly reseved of his father the recept whereof I ye sd 
Hendrick Dosenborow above sd doth ownst there from doth 
for ever by these presents a,cquit. & release the sd Thomas 

Page 452. 

Hendrickson his hairs exs'c and'm & every of them hath 
given granted bargined sold allinated Infeofed & Confirmed 
& by these presents I ye sd Hendrick Dosenboro doth give 
grant bargin sell allinat enfeof & confirm unto him the sd 
Thomas Hendrickson yeaman above sd to his hairs & assigns 
ye above mentioned twenty five acars right in ye Patten of 
Hempstead in ye County above sd w't ye heriditiments & 
apurtinanses to ye same belonging w't ye revertion & re- 
mainders rights estates titles intrust benefit clam & posses- 
tion what so ever of him ye sd Hendrick Dosenboro of in 



138 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

& to ye sd granted twenty five acars pattin right' in ye sd 
pattin above sd iinto him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson & his 
hairs & assigns forever to ye only use benefit and behoff 
him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson and his hairs and assignes 
for ever and ye sd Hendrick Dosenboro and his hairs ex's 
admr's ye sd granted right primises & appnrtinanses unto 
him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson and his hairs and assigns 
against all maner parson parsons Lawfully Claming the 
same or any part there of shall and will warant and forever 
by these presents defend in witnes whereof I the sd Hen- 
drick Dosenboro above sd have hear unto subscribed my 
hand and fixed my seal the day and year above written 

Sined and Sealed 
In presents of 

John fostbk Hendbick Dosenbobo (S). 

JoHN ESMEND his X mark 

This within deed compared and entred by me 

Tho Geldeesieeve Clarke 

Queens | On ye 9. day of June in ye year 1733 Then 
County j com befor John Talman one of the Judges 
for the Cort of Common pies for quens County John foster 
one of the subscribers evedenc to ye w't in deed who bein 
sworn on the evangles saith that saw the w't' in named Hen- 
drick Dosenboro sign seal and Deliver the w't in deed to 
be free and vallentary. finding no raseres nor enterlins Let 
this deed be entfered and recorded 

John Talman John I'ostee 

Page 453. 



Township ] At a general Town meeting held for ye 
of ^ sd Township the third day of Aprill in 

Hempstead J the year of our Lord seventeen hun- 
dred <fc thirti three, Att the time and place afore sd it was 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 139 

unanimusly Voate agreed determine by the free holders of ye 
sd Township that all sheep belonging to them shall run at 
larg on the plains without molestation and have free acess 
to all the Commons and that if any parson or parsons shall 
at any time drive the said sheep so as to fold or pen or 
shall by wais In tice them in to their fields or inclouser that 
the parson so offending shal bee prosecuted or seued for 
every such offenc before any Justice of the peace by the 
persons here after named in the behalf of the said Town 
and out of the money arising from the damiges given by 
the said Justises on these suts or prosecutions the persons 
who sue or prosecut in the behalf of the Town for such 
trespases or damiges shall be paid for their trouble and 
Charges in prosecuting the same and it is further voated 
that Peter Titos Thomas Williams John Jackson Juner 
John Smith r. Sener of the north side John Dosenboro of 
forsters meadow and Isaac Jarman shall be the overs to 
take Care of the Sheep to prosecut for the said trespases or 
offences and they are desiered to be very diligent in the 
discharg of their trust and it is also voated and agreed that 
no rams turned out or suffered to run at larg on the said 
plains or Commons fram the first day of august next untill 
the first day of October next and if aney ram be taken up 
within that time all parsons are at liberty to cut or geld 
them andwhosoever cuts or gelds such ram shall have one 
' shilling for each ram so cut or geld to be paid by CoU' 
TreadweU who has money in his hand for that purpose Col- 
lected formerly for the foulding of sheep 

This voat to be in forse for the year enseuing and no 
longer 

This above said voat entred by order of ye mager vote of 
the freeholders of Hempstead by me 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarke 

This Indelitor made this 26 day of October in the fourth 
year of the Reign of our soverign Lord King Georg the 



140 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

seacond anno domi one thousand seaven hundred and thir- 
ty betwen Thomas Grittan of Hempsted in quens County 
on Nasaw island In the Provinc of neu York of the one part 
and william Nicols of the Town County and Province afor 
said of the other part Witneseth that the said Thomas Grit- 
tan for and in Consideration the sum of fifteen curant money 
of the Provence afore said to him In hand paid or reseveed 
to be paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents by the said "William Necols "the recepts whereof is 
here by acknowledged and my self to bee fuly satisfied 
Contented and paied and for every part and parsell thereof 
do exonerat acquitted and discharg him the said William 
Nickols his hairs executors and admis forever by these 

Page 454. 

presents have given granted bargined and sold alinated 
Convaied and confirmed and by these presents do freely 
fully and absolutly give grant bargin sell alien Convay and 
confirm unto the said William Nicolls his hairs and assigns 
forever one Peece or parsell of Land sicetut lying and being 
in Hempstead A Said Containing by estemation ten acars 
be the same more or less butted and bounded in the maner 
and form following Viz. West on Jemeco line northard on 
the said Lote Henry Onderdonks east on the high way to 
the place of the begining to have and to hold the said 
granted and bargined primises with all the apurtinanses 
and priviledgs to the same belonging or in ani"wise apper- 
taining to him the said William NickoUs his hairs & assigns 
forever and I ye sd Thomas Gritton for me my hairs exec's 
adm'r do covenant do promise grant and agree to & w't ye 
sd William NickoUs his hairs and assigns that before the 
ensealing and delivery of these presents that I ye sd Thomas 
Gritton am the treu soil and LawfuU owner of the above 
bargined primises and have in my self good right full power 
and absolute authority to grant bargin & sell convay and 
confirm the bargined primises in maner and form as above 



'HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECQRtS. 141 

sd and tliat ye sd william nicols his hairs and assigns shall 
and may from time to time and all times hereafter by vir- 
tue & force of these presents Lawfully peasabully and 
quiatly have hold use occupy poses and enjoy the said de- 
mised and granted with all the appurtinanses free and clear 
and freely and clerely acquit exonerat and discharged of 
and from all maner of former gifts grant bargin sails leases 
morgags wills entails Jointors dowries Judgments execu- 
tions Incumbrances and troubles what soever and I the sd 
Thomas Gritton do further covenant and bind my self my 
hairs executors and admis'r firmly by these presents to 
warant and defend forever the said william NickoUs his 
hairs and assigns In the quiat and peasible possestion of 
all and singuler ye sd granted Primises a gainst any parson 
or parsons which shall Clame the same In witnes whereof I 
the said Thomas Gritton have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day and year a bove writen 

Sealled and Delivered 
In the presents of 

Thomas Hendbickson Thomas Geitton (S) 

Timothy Smith 
Jonathan Inbe' 

This above written deed Compared with the original and 
entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Quens ) Jun the ninth day 1733. Then Came before 
County ) mee John Talman pne of the Judges of the 
Cort of Common pleas for Queens County Thomas Hen- 
diickson one of the witnesses to the within written deed 
who being sworn on the evangelles saith that he saw the 
within named Thomas Gritton sin seall and dehver the 
within written deed of sail as his own act and the word 



142 HSMPstEAd towS recOedS. 

Thomas Gritton raced in the tenth line finding no other 
rasers nor enterlins Let this deed be recorded 

John Talman 
Thomas Hendkiokson 

This entred by mee 

Tho Gildebsleeve Clarke 

Page 455. 

To all Christian people to whome these presants shall 
com or any wise appartain Greeting Know ye yt I Henry 
Dosenborow of Hempstead on long Island alias nawsaw in 
Quens County In ye Province of new York do by these 
presents give grant bargin sell alinate releas and Deliver 
from mee my hairs executors admin's and assigns unto 
Harman Hendrickson of ye Town County Island and prov- 
ince afore sd to him his hairs exeutors admistrator and as- 
signs a seartain a commodation at fosters meadow in ye 
bounds of Hempstead Consisting of twenty fowre acars of 
Laud or the one moiety of fifty acar Lott more or less as it 
was Laid out ye sd twenty five acars or moiety afore sd 
bounded north by the other moiety In ye Possion of John 
Dosenborow south and east by the high wais west hj Jem- 
eco line which Land afore said to geather with ye hous out 
housin fencing or orchard trees woods underwood timber 
trees lying or standing and Improvements there on and all 
priviledges apurtinances oh there unto or appurtinances I 
ye sd Henry Dosenborow with my wife mary do . by these 
presents give grant bargin sell allinat releace and deliver 
from me my hairs executor administrators and asigns unto 
ve sd Harman Hendrickson to him his hairs executors ad- 
ministrators and assigns to have and to hold forever and 
Quiatly to posess from mee or any from by or under mee 
my hairs and* assigns and do further warant this my saile 
to bee Lawfull athenlick and good in law free from any 
former saile Leas morgage or in Combrances whatever for 
and in Conscideration of a valiable sum in hand paid or 



HEMFSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. l43 

signed to be galid ia full saticefaction be fore tiie signing 
here of and in testimonsy of the said premises I have here 
unto setto my hand and fixed my seall Jenewary ye sixth 
day in ye year of our Lord anno domi one thousen six hun- 
dred ninty 

Sined seall and Delivered 
In presents of us 

Joseph Pettet . Hendeck Dosenboro (S) 

his Maey Dosenboro (S) 

John X Dosenboeo 
mark 

Timothy X Halsted 
his mark 

This above said deede compare w't the origanal deed and 
entred by mee 

Tho GiI/DEBSLEEVE Clarke 

Page 456. 

This indentor the first day of April In ye year of our 
Lord Seventeen Hundred and thirty betwen William Jons 
of Oysterbay in Quens County yeaman of the one part and 
Thomas Tovmsend Thomas Vallintin and William Vallintine 
aU of Hempstead in the County, afore sd yeomen on the 
"other part Witneseth that the sd William Jones for and in 
CJonsideration of the sum of three hundred pound LawfuU 
anoney of Neu York to him in hand by ye sd Thomas 
'Townsend Thomas Yallintine at and before, the ensealling 
^and delivering of these presents the receipt where of he 
'doth hereby own and acknowledg and him self to be ther- 
' with fully satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and 
theirfrom and of and from every part and parsell thereof 
•doth hereby forever acquit exonerate Releas and disoharg 
them the said Thomas Townsend Thomas Vallintin and 
'William Vallintine and every of their hairs executors and 
-administrators hath Given Granted Bargined sold Aliened 



144 seMpst^eaB Town liEcofiDS, 

remised released assigned and Confirmed and by ttese 
presents dotli give grant bargin sell alian remise releas 
' assign and Confirm unto ttem the said Thomas Townsend 
Thomas Vallintine and william Vallintine and to their hairs 
and assigns forever all that one seartain loatt of Land Lying 
and being seatuate within the Tovm Ship of Oysterbay 
afore said containing two hundred and twenty two acars 
bounded northardly by the country Road easteardly by 
John Narins west by ye Loot which was formarly Thomas 
Townsends and southardly by obadiah Vallintines to 
geather with all and singular the premises and every of 
their appurtinanses and woods under woods trees timber 
waters and corses and every other the priviledges freedoms 
Immunites theare unto belonging or in any means of wais 
apperaing and the revertions and remainders thereof to 
have and to hold all and singuler the above mentioned 
Land and primises with their appurtinances Unto them the 
said Thomas Townsend Thomas Vallintine and william 
Vallintine and to their hairs and asigns to their only proper 
use benifit and behoof and their hairs and assigns for ever 
and the said William Jons for him self and his hairs his 
executors and administrators doth hereby Covenant prom- 
ise grant and agree to and with the said Thomas Townsend 
Thomas Vallintine and William Vallintine and their hairs 
executors and administrators In maner and forme fol low- 
ing tha;t is to say that he the said William Jons at the time 
of executing these presents is the treu soule and LawfuU 
owner of the above mentioned Primises and hath in him 
self good Right full Power and Lawful! authority to seU 
and dispose of the same in maner and forme as afore said 
and that the same is free and clear from all in combranses 
what so ever and lastly the said William Jons and his hairs 
executors and administrators the above mentioned Lands 
and primises to the said Thomas Townsend Thomas Vallin- 
tine and William Vallintine a gainst the LawfiiU Olames or 
pretenses of any parson or parsons shall will warant and 
by these presents for ever defend In Witnes whereof the 



HEMtsTEAB TOWN aEcOEtoS. l45 

s4 William Jones hath here unto setto his hand seall the' 
day & year above first written 

Sealled and delivered 

in presents of us 

« 

Danies Dento William Jones (S) 

Geehads Clowss 

This above writen deed entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 457. 

Memorandom that on the. 31.st day of July anno domini. 
1733 the w'thin named William Jons Came before me David 
Jons one of the Judges of the Court of Common for Queens 
County and acknowledged that he executed the within 
written deed freely to the usees therein mentioned which I 
also examened I allow to be entred on Reacord 

David Jones 
This acknowledgment entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

These Presents Witneseth that whereas Elisabeth Pear- 
sail of rye in west Chester County in Neu York CoUiney 
Sempster hath by her Deed under hur hand and seal bear- 
ing even date with these presents sold and Conveyed unto 
Benjamin Underbill of Hempstead in Quens County on 
nawsaw Island hous Carpentor all her farm on the north 
sid of the plains with In the bounds of Hempstead afore 
said Containing as by said Deed two hundred and sixty and 
five acars of Land exsepting the hagh wais that Lads throw 
the same which Contains about eight acars of Land as by 
sd deed may more fully appear & ye sd elisabeth Pearsall 
haveing given her ded w't a generall waranttee to defend the 
sd Benjaman Underhill his hairs & assigns in ye quiat & 
peasiable possetion there of & where as there may be som 
questionsse wheather ye sd elisabeth Pearsall hath a sofi- 
tiant title to sum of ye land w't in ye fore mentioned deed 
for her farm afore sd therefore there was ents witneseth yt 



146 Hempstead town eecobd^. 

Thomas Pearsall of Hempstead harbour in ye County & 
Island afore sd for a Yalyable sum of money to him paid by 
his sister Elisabeth Pearsall a for sd before ye ensealling & 
delivery of these presants ye resepts where of he doth by 
these presants acknowledg & to be there w't fully satisfied 
Contented & paid & doth hereby acquit exonarate & dis- 
charg her ye sd elisabeth Pearsall her hairs exsexetor & 
adminisrators & every of them for ever by thes presents & 
for divers other good Causes & Considerations him ye sd 
Thomas Pearsall esspetially moving hath given granted 
bargined Convayed sold alined convayed & qQi^^med & by 
these preasents doth fully freely Clearly- & ab.^plutjy give) 
grant bargin convay sell alian & confirm unto ye. sd Bjenj'ja- 
man Underhill & to his hairs and assigns forever all' yt of " 
ye property right of ninty & fowr acars of Land w't ioi' ye> 
Town Ship of Hempstead for him ye sd benjamin UnJer^ 
hill & his assigns to support the right of ninty acars & 
three quarters of Land by Sam Elison to Samuell pearsall , 
Late of Hempstead deceased & by his last will amungst 
other Lands be queathed to his sistar elisabeth Pearsall & 
to hairs & assians for ever and also for him ye sd benja- 
min Underhill to support ye Eight of seventy three acars 
of Land sold to ye above mentioned Samuel Pearsall by 
Thomas Townsend of Hempstead afore sd & given by ye. 
Last will & testament also of the said Samuel Parsall unto' 
his sister elisabeth Pearsall afore sd & to her hiers &. 
assigns forever & whereas twenty acars & three quarters of 
Land & ye seventy three acars of Land afore sd being a 
part of ye primises sold by ellisabeth Pearsall to benjamin 
Underhill afore sd & ye title there of being questioned as 
afore sd therefore for ye more full Clear & absolute Con- 
firmation of ye above sd primises & every part thereof sold 
as afore sd to benjamin Underhill by elisabeth Pearsall ye 
above sd Thomas PearsaU hath sold as above sd unto 

Page 458. 
Benjamin Underhill & his hairs & assigns for ever the above. 



HEMf-STEAD TOWN HECOEfiS. 147 

granted property right of ninty fower acars of Land w'c 
]^roperty Eight of ninty fower acars of Land w't all & 
singuler the privileges profits & appurtinances thereof w't 
ye rights titles & remainders thereof w't all ye estate right 
title intrust inheritats property possestion Clame & demand 
whatsoever of him ye sd Thomas Pearsall of in & to ye 
same & every part thereof more over also ye sd Thomas 
Parsall doth by these presants. grant bargin & sell unto ye 
sd benjamin Underhill & to his hairs & assigns forever as 
muth mor proper right asto support ye remaining part of 
ye woodLand Contaning in ye farm yt has sister elisabeth 
Pearsal hath sold unto Benjaman Underhill Clams except- 
ing all ye plaine land and hollows w't in fence & of fifty 
acars lying on ye west side of the road & ye twenty-five 
acar of land I bought of Thomas Elison & all ye plain Land 
on ye south end of sd twenty five acare yt is w't in fence 
ye sd Thomas Parsall doth not hereby convay having 
already according to ye last will of his brother Kealeased 
it to his brother Samuel Pearsall to have & to hold all ye 
above granted &*bargined primises & ye appurtinances 
thereof free & clear & Clearly acquited & discharged' of & 
from all & all maner of former & other gifts grants bargins 
sails losses morgages Jointors dowries Judgments execu- 
tions Intails forfit uers & of & from all other titles troubles 
Charges & incombrances what so ever had mad Commited 
don or sujBfered to be don by ye sd Thomas Pearsall or his 
hairs or assigns hi any time or times before ye ensealing 
and delivery hereof & further ye sd Thomas Parsall doth 
hereby declare yt at the time of ye ensealing & delivery 
here of that he is ye trou soul & Lawfull owner of all ye 
above granted Primises &. ye appurtinances thereof & stood 
seazed & posesed thereof In his own. right of a good parf ect 
& Indeferable estate of Inheritance In fee simple except as 
be fore excepted & hxth in him self full power good right & 
Lawful authority to grant bargin & sell the same in maner 
as afore sd it being free & Clear & freely & clearly acquited 
& discharged of & from all maner of former & other gifts 



148 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBD^. 

grants bargins sails bargins Leases morges Jointors Dow- 
ries Judgments executions entails forfituers whatsoever & 
further ye sd Thomas Pearsall doth here by bind & prom- 
ise & bind and oblige himself & his hairs executors & 
administrators from hence forth <fe for ever hereafter to 
warant & defend all ye above granted primises & ye 
appurbinances thereof except as is exepted unto ye sd 
Benjamin TJnderhill unto his hairs & assigns for ever 
against all the Lawfull Clames & demands of all & every 
parson or parsons whatsoever in Witness where of ye sd 
Thomas Pearsall hath here unto set to his hand fixed his 
seal ye twenty sixt day of the third month Called may in 
ye year of our Lord one thousand three hundred & thirty 
one 

sined sealled & delivered in presets 
John Titos Thomas Paesall (S) 

' Jacob williss 

Quens | Hempstead May the Six. 1732 Then Came 
County j the within named Parsonally be fore me 
Isaac Hicks Judg of the Court of Common Pleas of said 
County and acknowledged the within writen Instrument to 
be his free and Vallentery act and deed I alow this ded to 
be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

This deed and acknowledgment above written entred by 
mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Page 459. 

This Indenture made this twenty fifth Day of the third 
month colled May In the Year one thousand seven hun- 
d^red and thirty one Betwen Elisabeth Parsall of the Town- 
ship of rye In the County of west Chester In the province 
of Neu York of the one part and Benjaman TJnderhill of 
the Township of Hempstead In Quens County on Long 
Island In the Provinc of neu York afore said hous Carpeitor 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 143 

of ye other part witneseth that the s^.id Elsabeth Pearsell 
for and in ye Consideration of the sum of six hundred and 
forty eight pounds of good Curant Lawful! money of neu 
York to her in hand Paid by the said benjaman Undrell 
before ye ensealling & delivery hear-of ye resept whereof 
full Contented & satisfaction she ye sd Elisabeth Pearsall 
doth by these presents acknowledg & there or & of every 
part thereof for her self her hairs executors & administra- 
tors doth acquit exonerat & full discharge ye sd benjamin 
Underbill his hairs executors & administrators & every of 
them forever by thes preasants and for divers other good 
Causes & conseideration her herunto moveing she ye sd 
elisebeth Pearsall hath given granted bargined sold alinat- 
ed enfehofed & confirmed & by these presants doth fully 
freely absolutly & absolutly give grant bargin alien Convay 
& confirm unto ye sd benjamin Underbill & his hairs & 
assigns forever a sartain farm & plantation of Land Con- 
taining two hundred & sixty five acars & a half be it more 
or less seatuiat lying & being at ye head of the bviel so 
Called in ye Town Ship of Hempstead in quens County on 
Long island aforesd Buted & bunded as foUoweth beginin 
at ye South east corner of ye sd farm in the same at south- 
eas corner of sd orchard & so runing north half one degree 
west twenty fouer rods thence north two degrees & a half 
east twenty six rods thence north one degree & a half west 
twenty rod Thence north fower degrees & half west sixty 
rods thence north two degrees and, a half west forty five 
rods & aleven links thence north two degrees west three 
hundred rods thence westerdly thirty nine rod thence south 
two degrees east three hundred rods to a great rock lying 
on east side of the high way that leade from the Plains 
north ward throw the said land and from the said rock 
north fifty eight degrees west one hundred and one rod 
thence west three degrees south fifty six rod and a half to 
a larg whit oak tree being the north west corner and from 
thence south eight degrees east ninty seaven rod & a half 
thence south thirty fower degrees east eighty one -rods 



150 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS: 

hence south nintee' degrees and one half east .sixty six 
rods and one half to the fence standing on the plans being 
the southard most^ bound thereof from thence east five de- 
grees south aighty fowr rods Thence north sixteen degrees 
and a half west eighteen rods and one half thence east eight 
south twenty nine rods and fif tteen links to the place of the 
begining being bounded on the south by ye plains on ye 
east by the Lands of Thomas Townsend on the north partly 
by John Smith Sec Land and west partly sd Smiths Lands 
& partly by obadiah Vallintine Ju Lands all wais exsepting 
high wais a fore sd being fowr rods wide Contaning near 
above eight acars which is in cleuded withiji ye sd bound 
and ye sd elisabeth Pearsall doath also sell convay & con- 
firm unto ye sd Benjamin Underhill his hairs & assigns 
forever all her right of plain Land within the Town Ship of 

Page 460. 
Hempstead afore sd to gather w't all houses out houses 
barns stables buldiags edefises orchards fences pastuers" 
wells waters timber trees standing lying & growing & all 
rights Liberties Tnammities prophits priviledges Commodi- 
ties immollements & appurtinances as in any right Can 
appertain theare unto w't ye revertions & remainders there- 
of & all ye estate Eight title Intrust Inheritance Property 
possession Olame and demand what so ever of her ye sd 
Elisabeth Pearsall of in and unto ye same and every part 
thereof to have & to hold all ye above granted primises w't 
their apurtinanses unto ye sd benjaman Underhill his hairs 
and assigns forever to his & their one soule and proper use 
benifit & be houfe hence forth forever ye sd Elisabeth 
Pearsall doth declare yt at ye time of ye Insealining and 
delivery here of that she is ye treu sowl & lawfuU owner of 
all ye above bargined Primises & stands Lawfully sized & 
possesed thereof In her own Eight of a good parfect & 
absolut estate of Inheritance in fee simple haveing in her 
self full pouer good Eight & Lawfull authoryti to sell & 
dispose of ye same in maner as aforesd & yt ye sd Benja- 
min underhill his hairs & assigns shall & may have hence 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 15l 

forth forever Lawfully peacibully quiatly have hold use 
occupy poses & Injoy ye a bove granted primises with the 
appurtinanses thereof free and clear & Clearly acquited & 
discharged of & from all maner of former and other gifts 
grants bargins sails Leasses morgagses Jointers dourys 
judgments executions Intails forfituers and Incombrances 
what so ever &' further ye sd Elisabeth Pearsall doth hereby 
Covenant Promise & oblige her self her hairs executors & 
administrators from her self hence forth & for ever here 
after to warant ye same & defend all ye above granted and 
bargined'Primises with the apurtinances exsept as is before 
expresed unto ye sd Benjami Underhill his hairs and 
assigns lor ever against all ye Lawfull Clams & demands 
what so ever of all & every Parson or parsons In witnes 
hereof I ye sd Elisabeth Pearsall hath here unto set to my 
hand & fixed my seal ye day and year afore said sined 
sealed and Delivered In ye presents of ) 

( Pearsall In the w't in written Instrument 

Is sd to warrant and Defend ye w't In named Benjamin 
Underhill & his assigns In ye possesion of two hundred fifty 
& five acars of Land ye high way only exsepted. Now 
these presents "Witneseth that the said Elisabeth Pearsall 
doth warant & defend no more then two hundred and 
twenty acars of ye sd Land to ye sd Benjaman Underhill & 
his hairs & assigns for ever any thing to the Contrary not 
withstanding befor Writton : and doth Eeleas all ye Eight 
title property & possestion that she now hath or that she 
may can or ought to have in the remaning forty & five 
acars of Land to ye sd Benjamin Underhill & his hairs & 
assigns for ever as witnes her hand and seal the day & year 
first above written 

Sined sealed and delivered 

In the presents of Elisabeth Peabsall (S) 

Nathaniel Seaman 
Bachel Seaman Juner 



152 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 461. 

Queens ) Hempstead Aprill tlie. 17. 1732 
County j Then Came the above named William Wil- 
leis one of the witneses to the above written deed parsonal- 
ly before mee Isaac Hick Jndg of the Court of Common 
plees of the County above said and did declare on his 
solem affirmation that he did see Elisabeth Pearsall execute 
the above written Instrument as her free and Vallentary 
act and deed I allow this deed to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Theis above acknowledgment and the deed on the other 
side of this leaf Compared and entre by mee 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarke 

Hempstead the 27 day October 1733 that at the request 
of John Loosee Juner and sevrall others of the Naigh bours 
Inhabitants and freeholders of the sd Town wee John 
Treadwell and William Willis two of the Commitioners of 
the Township of Hempstead for the laying out and survay- 
ing of ye publick Eoads and high ways w't in ye sd Town- 
ship having took a vew of ye Road that Leads down betwen 
the Land of ye sd Loosee & saperats in two peeses his 
Cleared Land to provent the same wee having vewedye 
Land on ye west side of his fence where hee desiars the 
Eoad may be Laid accordingly wee have Laid out the Eoad 
begining at a Eead oak mall tree on the North side of the 
Sand hole where the paths meet near the going over the 
Swomp and haveing marked the trees with a splice on the 
east side of them and three notches on the north and south 
side of them and have Laid out the said Eoad from the 
said Small read oak tree to the mouth of mordioay Lesters 
lain the said road being laid out all the way fowre rods 
wide and the trees all marked on the west side of the road 
& ye sd John loosee finds the Land for the road wee do 
allso order the Eoad where it now goeth in some Conyen- 
iant time to be Stopted and John Loosee is to Clear and 
when occation shall be to stub and to Cut the Eoots out of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 153 

the nue Eoad as it shall and may wanted without being 
Chargable to the Publick. In witnes whereof wee have 
here xmto setto our hand the day and year first above 
written 

John Tbeadwell 
"William Willilss 

This above written Eoad or high way is a treu copy e'd 
w't ye original Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Page 462. 

Att a Jeneral Town Meeting held in Hempstead Aprill 
the 2 day 1734 Then there was for Superviser for this en- 
seuing year Jacob Smith 

Att the same time David Beadel was Chose Cunstable 
and CoUeter for This enseuing year 

Att the same time Tho williams and Johan Treadwell Ju 
ware Chosen assesers for this enseuing year 

Att the same time Tho Williams Isaac Jarman and Joseph 
Mott Ju weare Chosen Survairs of the high wais for this 
enseuing year 

Att the same time mordicay Lester and Isaac Jarman 
weare Chosen prisers of on atested estates for this enseuing 
year 

Att the same time Tho Williams & Mical Smith were 
Chosen fence veuers for this enseuing year 

At the same time Tho Gildersleeve Clarke for this en- 
seuin year 

Hempstead ] At a Meeting of the Freeholders of 

in y Hempstead by Vertue of a Warrant 

Queens County j from two Justices of the Peace of the 

County afforesaid on the first Tensday in April Anno 1734 

On the Application of John Tredwell William Cornel 

John Cornel Jacob Smith Esq's John Sering & Eichard 

Thome Gent Freeholders of the said Town & concerned in 



154 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS.- 

the undevided Lands Then & there voted & concluded Ne- 
mine contradicente by all the Freeholders them & there 
present That the said John Tredwel William Cornel John 
Cornel Jacob Smith Esq's John Bering & Richard Thorne 
Gent shall and they here by respectively have Liberty 
granted to them & their respective Heirs & assigns to take 
up upon their own respective Eights in the undivided 
Lands in this Township the Quantity of halfe an Acre of 
Land at or near the place where the old Church now stands 
in the same Town Whereon to build a Church wherein to 

Page 463. 

perform devine Service according to the Usage of the 
Church of England and also for a Church Yard or Burying 
place as they the said John Tredwel William Cornel John 
Cornel Jacob Smith Esq's John Sering & Richard Thorne 
Gent shall order assign & appoint The same to be & remain 
to them their Heirs & assigns for ever to the uses affore 
said Ordered That Thomas Gilderslieve & John Mot Gent 
doe Survey & lay out to the above said persons the said 
halfe acre of Land 

entred by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Thomas Hendricksons his deeds that hath entred for 
Land one that derived from Georg Heulitt P. ye: 403 
one from Henry Hendrickson 407 

one from Henry Dosenborow P. 410 

one from Henry & mary Dosenbrow Pa. 409 

one from Harman Johnson 406 

this by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Att a town meeting held in Helnpsted Novembe ye 1. 
1734 Then there it was put to voat as conserning the 
moveing of the seats out of the old Church in to the new 
Church and by the mager vot are to be moved in to the 
neu Church 

This entred by me 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 155 

Hempstead Decismber the twenty eight day 1734. Then 
at the request of John Dingy and Joseph Wright both of 
West bery In the bounds of Hempstead to us John Tread- 
well and William Willis two of the Commitioners for ye 
survaing & laying out of the high wais & roads in the town 
ship of Hempstead to Lay out a high way from there Land 
that Lyeth under the hills to wheatly road leads to the 
Plains and accordingly the day above said wee have vewed 
the ground all the way and have Layed a road out for them 
acording to their request the Koad begining at a whit oak 
tree being the south bounds of Joseph Writs Land about 
five rods west of the line betwen John Dingey and Joseph 
Writs Land and marked the trees on the north side of the 

Page 464. 

Eoad in sd line of Joseph Write and John Dingey land 
easterdly till it Cometh to the east side of the Land of that 
James Pine and silas smith Lately bought that was 
Richard Elisons and from thence Laid it down southward on 
the east side of the sd peece of Land Joining to the sd 
pece of Land Joining to the sd line and marked the trees 
for the west side of the road being the Lin trees of sd Peec 
of Land and Laid it all the way from tke firs mentioned 
whit oak tree till it coms to ye path that goeth from the 
plains to wheatly two roads two Rods wide from the mark- 
ed trees and no more in witness whereof here unto set to 
our hands 

William Willis 
John Tbeadwbll 

By appointment of the freeholders of the Township of 
Hempsted at a general Town meeting held in said town 
April the 2d 1734 We have surveyed & laid out halfe an 
acre of Land whereon to set a Church for Divine Service 
according to the Usage of the Church of England The first 
Bounds being fifteen foot west from ye old Church or 
meeting house by the side of CoUonel John Tredwels fence 



156 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

& thence westward along the side of said Tredwels fence 
eighteen rodds which comes to the south west Comer of 
said CoUonel Tredwels -Lott and from thence Southerly four 
Eodds and from thence Bastwardly such a Course as will 
make it five rodds wide at the East End at the length of 
eighteen Eodds Performed the eighth day of April Anno 

Domini 1734 pr us 

John Mott 
Thos Gildersleete Clarke . 

The above said survey was done by order of John Tred- 
well William Cornel John Cornel & Jacob Smith Esq's & 
John Syren & Kichard Thome Gent 

A treu Copy entered by mee 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarke 

Page 465. 

This Indentor made the sixteenth day of aprill in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundread thirty three by & 
between Henry AUin of the Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County In new York Province Yeaman & Phebe his 
wife of ye one part & mary allin of ye sd Tounship of 
Hempsted widow of the other part Witneseth that ye sd 
Henry AUin & phebe his wife for & in Consideration of the 
sume of one Thousand pounds New York money to them or 
of them In hand paid be fore ye ensealling & deliverance of 
these presents by ye above named mary Allin ye Kecepts 
whereof they ye sd Henry Allin & Phebe his wife do by 
these presents acknowledg them selves to be there w't fully 
satisfied and contented & there of & there from & of & from 
every part and parsell thereof by these presents do acquit 
& exonarat & discharge har ye sd Mary Allin her heirs ex- 
ecutors administrators for ever have given granted bargined 
bargin sold allinated enfeofed assined Convayed & con- 
firmed & by thes presents do give grant bargin sell allien 
enfeof assigne Convay & confirm unto her ye sd Mary AUin 
her har hairs & assigns Certain parsels of Lands and Mea- 
dows Lying and being on madnans neck otherwise Great 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 151 

heck in ye fore named Town, ship of Hempstead Viz. ye 
one equal third part of all that home farm or Plantation on 
which the sd mary allin now lives as it was given & be 
queathed him ye sd henry Allin by ye Last Will and testar 
ment of his deseased father to geather with his ye sd Henry 
Mlins third part of the measags & meadows on & to ye sd 
farme or plantation belonging w't ye third part of ye mill 
and also one equall third part of a sartain farm of land Ly- 
ing nere ye hed of ye sd neack w'c farme formerly aper- 
tained to Thomas Eushmore decesed togeather with the 
mill priviledges appurtinances Conveninses & commodities 
to ye same or to any part there of belonging known taken 
Reputed to be as a part parsel or member thereof w't ye 
revertion & revertions remainder & remainders there of. 
To have and to hold ye one third part of ye same farm as it 
was given & bequeathed him third part of the mashes mea- 
dows mill & ye third part of that farm which formerly was 
Thomas Eushmore to geather w't all & every of its *appur- 
tinanses w't ye Eevertion and Eevertions Eemaine & re- 
mainders thereof w't all ye Eight title Intrust Property 
Possestion Clames Challinge or demand what soever of him 
ye sd Henry allin of to,in or upon ye sd granted & bar- 
gined Intended to be granted & bargined primises or any 
part thereof unto ye sd Mary Allin her hairs & assigns for 
ever to have & their only property benifit & Behouf for- 
ever & ye sd Henry allin & Phebe his "Wife for them selves 
their hairs executors and administrators and every of 
them do Covenant Promise grant & agree to & w't ye 
sd Mary Allin har haires & assigns & every of them yt 
at or before the ensealling hereof they are ye treu sole 
■& LawfuU owners of the above bargine primises & stand 
Lawfully seized & Posed of ye same In their own proper 
right as a good Parfict & absolute estate of Inheritance 
In fee simple and yt they have in them selves full 
Power Just Eight & lawful! authority to give grant bargin 
;sell alian enfiof assure Oonveay & Confirm the same In 
maner as a for sd & yt ye sd mary Allin her hairs & assigns 



158 aEMPSa^EAB *oWn iific6BDg. 

Page 466. 

may & shall from time to time & at all times forever here 
after Peasably Lawfully & quiatly have hold use occupy & 
Injoy ye same free & Clear & freely & Clearly acquited 
exonarated & discharged of & from all & every other former 
gifts grants bargins sails Leasses Intails wills Jointbr 
dowrey Judgment execution estate Incombrance or trouble 
whatsoever & ye sd Henry AUin forther Covenant & bind 
him self his ha;irs executor & administrators & every of them 
firmly by these presants do warant & defend ye above bar- 
gined Primises & every Part theire of unto her ye sd Mary 
AUin her hairs & assigns for ever against ye Just & Law- 
full Clame or Clames of any Parson or parsons what so 
ever. In witness whereof ye sd Henry AUin & Phebe his 
wif have hereunto sett their hands & seals the day and 
year above written 

Sined Sealed & delivered 

In presents of Heney Allin (S) 

Wm Buech Phebe Allin (S) 

Geoeg Heulit 

This above sd deed compared and entred in the records 
lu page ye 149 in the new Book By me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 

Quens ) memorandom on 24 day of may : 1733 
County j Then Came the w't in named Henry Allin 
and Phebe his wife Parsonly before mee Isaac Hicks Judg 
of the Cort of Common Plees of Queens" County and 
acknowledg the within Instrument to bee their free and 
vallentary act and deed finding no Racar or enterlinatron 
I alow this deed to be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 
This entered by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 



hempstead town becoeds. 159 

Page 467. 

Asa Gildersleeves ear marck entered in P. 48 

John Elderds ear mack entered in P. 48 

Gorg Gildersleeves ear marck entered in P. 48 

whot wos aded to the ministars rat for the pore ye 

1705 in P. 148 

henry AUins bill of sail entered in P. 152 

henry AUins bill of sail entered in. P. 153 

Hempstead December ye twenty eighth Day 1734 Then 
at the Att the request of James al Burtos of fosters mea- 
dow unto us CoUon'al John Treadwell & William Willis 
two of the Commitioners to lay out the Publick roads & 
high-wayes in the Township of hempsted som time in Aprill 
Last past to alter the Eoad or short Lain in fosters meadow 
that Lies southward from Coirnelos Eyersees hous a Croos 
sd Burtoses meadow from Yorke road to ye Eoad that 
goeth from the Plains threw fosters Meadow to ye South 
and accordingly at the time above sd wee Veued & took 
very good notice of the said Lane & found it in many 
respects to be very hurtfull & Preditisall to the sd James 
All burtos & not hurtfull to any parson to have the sd Eoad 
or lain to be stoped & at ye time Left the doing thereof for 
further consideration & accordingly wee the a bove named 
John Treadwel & William Williss haveing fully wayed & 
considered it have & do hereby order that ye sd Eoad shall 
be turned & yt ye sd James Al-Burtos shall & may stop up 
ye sd lain at both ends thereof & that it bee no more hear 
after to be useed taken or deemed to be a publick high 
way or road any more hereafter & do hereby in Compensa- 
tion & satisfatction to the inhabitance of the Town afore sd 
■ & for their ease & benifit order ye sd James allburtos to 
take of three Lengts of his fence at. ye north end of his 
Land next to York Eoad & five lengths of fence of from ye 
:sd corner on ye east side next to the road that goeth down 
threw fosters meadow & yt ye sd James allburtos his hairs 
and assigns shall from time to time for ever maintain & 



160 SEMpgO^EAD T6WN SfidOfiDg. 

keep tlie Koad suffitiant & good Just round the Corner & 
no further for waginsto pass & repass at his own cost & 
charg & no further In witness whereof wee have set to 
our hands the twentieth eight day of December in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred & thirty fower : 

William Willis 
Col. John Teeadwell 

This above sd high way is a treu coppy taken out of the 
original and compared by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarke 



RKCORDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBEE E. 
Page 1. 

November the fourst 1735 Then entered this ear mark 
of Thomas Cornell the son of william Cornell his ear mark 
is a crop on the of ear & a slit in the Crop & two half 
penies under the near ear 

etre by mee 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

November the .8. day. 1735 Then Henry Pearsall sees 
caus to enter his ear mark that is. a latch on the fore side 
of the of ear and a half peny under the sid ye near ear 
entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve ClarE 

John Loosee Juner his ear mark is three half penies on 
the fore side of the Eight ear Entred ye .25 day of no- 
vember by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clark 
1735 

Thomas Boldin his eare mark is a slit in the end of the 
nere Eare and a nick under the of ear entred the 24 day 
of desember by me by order by me 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clark 
1735 



162 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

(Here follows the record of an ear mark which is illeg- 
ible.) 

The Ear Mark of Gorge Hulit Juner is a slipe Under ye 
Eight Ear and A Flower Deluce on Left Ear Entered 19th 
Day af Aprill 1736 

by MicAH Smith Clarke 

Page 2. 

To all Christian People to whome these Presents shall 
Come Know Ye that I George Balding of Hempstead in 
Queens County in the Province of New York on Nassaw 
Island have for and in Consideration of the Just and full 
Sum of one pound five Shillings Currant Lawfull moeney of 
New York to me in hand paid by Rebert Shadbolt of Oy- 
sterbay in the Same CoiTnty and Province aforesaid Have 
Given Granted Bargained Sold and Conveyed and Confirm- 
ed and do by these Presents fully freely Clearly and abso- 
lutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm all that 
one Shilling Patent Right to Be taken up in marsh or 
meadow in the Bounds or Township of Hempstead or 
Beach unto him the Said Robert Shadbolt or to his heirs 
Executors Administrators or Assigns forever unto him and 
*their Only Proper Benefit and Behoof all said one Shilling 
Right Shall Comprehend in marsh and meadow and Beach 
vnth all and Singular Appurtenances and Every Part and 
Parcell thereof unto him the. said Robert Shadbolt his 
heirs Executors and Administrators and Assigns and Every 
of them forever and that the same is Clear and free from all 
and all manner of former Gifts Grants or Incubrances 
Watsoever wich said Patent Right was Given to me By 
my father Ezekiel Balding which he Bought of abel Smith 
and by Deed and will may appear and furthur I the said 
George Balding Do by Vertue of these Presents Bind my- 
self my heirs Executors Administrators and- Every of them 
firmly by these Presents unto the said Robert Shadbolt or 
to his Certain Attorney Heirs Executors Administrators 
and Assignes the said one Shilling in form and manner as, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 16S 

Above S'd and furthur the Said Eoberfc Sliadbolt or his 
heirs Executors Administrators may forever use the Same 
hereafter have Hold and forever Enjoy the said one Shil- 
ling Patent and I the Said George Baldpn Do Bind myself 
my heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them 
to Warrant and Defend the Said one Shilling Patent Against 
any LawfuU Claim of any Person or persons whatsoever 
Claiming any Part thereof as Witness my hand and Seal 
this eleventh Day of October in the year of our Lord Christ 
one. Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two 
Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered In the Presents of us 
Embkee Shadbolt his 

MoEEis Shadbolt Geobge O Balding (S) 

mark 

Queens County s. s. on the 1st Day of November 1762 
Personally Appeared before me Valentine H. Peters one of 
the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the said 
County the within Named Grantor George Balding & Ac- 
knowledged the within Instrument of Writing as his Volun- 
tary act and Deed Wich having Examined allow it to be 
Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Examined & Compar'd With the Original 

By Valentine H. Petees Clerk 

Page 3. 

The Ear Mark of Micah Smith is A Crap of ye Eight Ear 
and A Happany ye fore Side of ye Same and a Happany 
Under Side of ye Left Ear, Enter'd ye 19th Day of Aprill 

1736 

by Micah Smith Clarke 

The Ear Marck of John Oakley is A Crap of ye Near Ea;r 
and a happany Under ye Near Ear and A Slitt in ye Crop 
and A hole in Right Ear Enter'd ye 6th of May 1736 

loy Micah Smith Clark 

The Ear Mark of William Niccols is A Crop of ye off Ear 



164 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

and A happany Under ye Same Ear Enter'd May ye 6tll 
day 1736 

by MicAH Smith Clark 

The Bar Mark of Benjamin Seaman Son of Jeames Sea- 
mans is A lath on ye fore Side of ye Near Ear and A Slit 
in ye End of ye of Ear & A happany under ye of Ear 
Enter'd by Me May ye 10th Day 1736 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

The Ear Mark of Coleman Combs is four Nicks Under 
the Near Ear Enter'd by Me the 19th Day of May 1736 

MiCAH Smith Clark 
The Ear Mark of Thomas Martin is A Crap of ye Nea 
Ear and A Nick Under it & A Nick Each side ye oft Ear 
Enter'd ye twenty ninth Day of May 1736 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 
The Ear Mark of Eichard Williams is A Lath Under ye 
Near Ear and A happeny ye fore side and A nick Under ye 
same Ear Enter'd ye 5th Day of July 1736 

by me Micah Smith Clark 
The Ear Mark of Thomas Williams is a Latch Under ye 
Near Ear and A hole in ye Same Ear Enter'd by Me 

Micah Smith ye 5th Day 
Aprill 1736 

Page 4. 

Samuel Mott Son of John Mott his Ear Mark is two 
Happenys under Each Ear Enter'd ye 12th Day of Octo- 
ber 1736 by Me 

Micah Smith Clark 

James Wood Ijis Ear Mark is Latch Under ye Near Ear 
and two happenys ye fore side ye off Ear Entered ye 12th 
Day of October 1736 by Me 

Micah Smith Clark 

Peirssey pool his Ear Mark is A happany A fore side 
Each Ear and A Nick in Each happany Enter'd ye 12th 
Day October 1736 by Me 

Micah Smith. Clark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 16S 

William Fosters Ear Mark is A Crop of ye Near Ear and 
three happanys A fore ye off Ear Entered ye 4tli Day of 
October 1736 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Samson Kroker his Ear Mark is a flowr Deluce of ye 
Near Ear and A hole in ye off Ear Enter'd ye fourth Pay 
of November 1736 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Benjamin Havaland his Ear Mark Is A Crop & hole In 
ye Near Ear and A Nick ye fore side ye off Ear Entered 
ye 14th' Day of Jenewary 

by Me Micah. Smith Clark 

Samuel prince his Ear Mark Is A Crop of Each Ear and 
A happany Under ye off Ear Entered ye 28th Day of 
Jeneuary 1736-7 by Me 

Micah Smith Clark 

Daniel Carman Seley his 'Ear Mark Is A Slitt In the off 
Ear and A Latch the Under side ye Near Ear this being 
formerly ye Mark of William Toten by his Consent En- 
tered ye 28th of Jeneuary 1736-7 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Beniaman VaUantine Jun his Ear mark Is A Crop the off 
Ear and A nick ye fore Side of Each Ear Euter'd ye 15th 
Day of March 1736-7 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Page 5. 
Thomas Hicks Ear Mark. Is A Swallow fork ye off Ear 
and a happany ye fore Side ye Same and a slitt In ye near 
Ear Enter'd ye 29th of March 1737 

By Me Micah Smith Clark 

Joseph Hicks his Ear Mark Is a Swallow fork ye off Ear 
and a Slipe Under ye near Ear Enter'd ye 29th of March 

1737 by me 

Micah Smith Clark 



166 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Samuel pearsall his Ear Mark Is a Latcli ye fore side ye 
of Ear and a Crap ye near Enter'd May 1737 by me 

MicAH Smith Clark 

Charles Peters his Ear Mark Is A Square happany Under 
ye Near Ear June ye 10th 1737 E per me 

MicAH Smith 
ye above said Declin'd Clark 

Eichard Barns his Ear Mark A Crop ye off Ear & two 
slitts In itt & hole In ye Near Ear Enter'd by Me 

MicAH Smith Clark Novem 1737 

Beniamin Pine his Eiar Mark Is a Swallow fork ye near 
Ear & happny Under ye Same- & a Latch Under ye off Ear 

Thomas Conkelin his Ear Mark is a Latch ye foreside ye 
off Ear and a nick ye fore side of ye Near Ear 1737 

Charles Peters his Ear Mark A Slipe Under ye Near Ear 
and A Slitt In ye off Ear and A hapney Under ye of Ear 

Thomas Seamans Son of Nathaniel Seamans his Ear 
Mark Is A Swallow fork ye Near Ear and happany Each 
side of ye Same & a Latch ye fore ye off Ear february 
1738 

Samuel Seamans Son of Nat : Seamans his Ear Mark Is 
A Swallow fork ye Near Ear a happay Under itt & a 
happany ye fore Side ye off Ear february 1738 Enter'd 

by , 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Abram Bonds Ear Mark is . Latch ye fore side ye of Ear 
and a hapny fore side ye Same Entr'd 1745 

Page 6. 

Kobert Dingeys Ear ' Mark is A Slitt In Each EaT & a 
Happany ye Under Side ye Near and Upper Side ye off 
Ear. 1738 

Epheraim Vails Mark is a Crop of Each Ear and a Nick 
under Each and a hapney ye fore Side ye Near Ear 1738 



HEJfPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 167 

- Abram Losees Mark is two hapneys ye fore side ye oS 
Ear the above Ear Marks Entr'd June 1738 

by MicAH Smith Clark 

Caleb Morrils. Ear Mark is a Crop ye off Ear and a Slitt 
in ye End of ye Near Ear June 1738 

Jonathan Smith Son of Jonathan Smith Eock his Ear 
Mark is a Crop ye off Ear a Nick Under A Latch ye fore 
Side ye Near Ear and a Nick ye fore Side ye Same Bnter'd 
ye 23th Day of October 1738 

by MicAH Smith 

James Dentuns Ear Mark a Crop ye off Ear a Slitt in 
Crop and a Nick Under ye near Ear November ye 14th 
1738 

John Carpenters Ear Marks a Crop of Each Ear & two 
Slitts In Each Crop November ye 14th 1738 

Thomas VanWicks Ear Mark is A Crop ye Near and a 
Slipe Under off Ear, which Mark his father Baernt Van Wick 
purchased of Jeremiah Wood November ye 14th 1738 

John Southards Ear Mark a Crop ye of Ear two Slitts in 
ye Crop and a happny Under ye Same,November ye 14th 
1738 

Ben:Pines Ear Mark a Latch under ye of Ear and a 
Swallow fork ye Near Ear and a hap,Under ye Near Ear, 
November 1738 

Thomas Hendrickson,Carpenter,his Ear Mark is a Latch 
Under ye Near Ear a hapney under ye off Ear and" a hole 
in ye Same Ear 

Enter'd December 1738 by Micah Smith CI 

Herikiah Pearsalls Ear Mark is a Latch ye fore side ye 
oaf Ear & a Nick ye fore side ye Neare Ear and a hapney 
Under ye Near Ear Enter'd ye 6th Day of November 1739 

Micah Smith 
Page 7. 

Thomas Grittmans Ear Mark is a flow deluce ye of Ear 
and A Square hapney Under ye near Ear 13th of february 
1738-9 



168 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Peter Smith Juner his Bar Mark is A Swallow fork ye 

oaf Ear and three Nicks Under ye Near Ear Enter'd ye 

20th of aprill anno Domini 1739 

by MiCAH Smith Clark 

Eichard Gildersleave his Ear Mark is A Latch ye fore 
side ye Near and A happany ye fore side of ye same 

James Jonson his Ear Mark is a Crop ye of Ear and A 
Slitt in ye Crop and a happany ye Upper Side of ye Same 
and A Latch ye Upper Side of ye Near Ear 

Timothy Townsend his Ear Mark is A Slitt in ye End of 
ye Near Ear theses Ear marks Enter'd ye 15th of may 

1739 

by MiOAH Smith Clark 

Hugh Eyder his Ear Mark is A Slitt in ye Near Ear and 
A hapny Under ye of Ear & a nick between ye hapny and 
head Enter'd ye 15th of May 1739 

by MiCAH Smith C 

Abram Losee his Ear Mark is two Hapneys ye fore side 
ye Oaf Ear 

William Vanvouras Ear Mark is two Slitts in ye Near 
and one half Cut Out & a hole in ye Same Enter'd July 
1739 

by Micah Smith Clark 

John Hickes Ear Mark is a Lath ye fore side ye oaf Ear 
and two hapneys Under ye Near Ear enter'd October 1739 

Henry Barns his Ear mark is a Crop ye oaf Ear a Slit 
in ye Crap a hole in ye Same Ear Enter'd October 1739 

Samuel Dentun Son of Joseph Dentun his Ear Mark is A 
Crap ye off Ear two Slitts In ye Crap & a nick Under Side 
ye near Ear Entered ye 6th Day of November 1739 by 

MiGAH Smith Clark 

Joseph Dentun Son of Joseph Dentun his Ear Mark is a 
Crap ye Oaf Ear two Slitts in ye Crop and a hapney ye 
Under Side ye near Ear, Enter'd ye 6th Day of November 
1739 



hempstead town k^cobds. 169 

Page 9. 

Harmatt Hendrickson Ms Ear mark is a Crap ye Near 
Ear and a Lath In ye Crap ye Under Side ye Ear 

John Stevens Ear Mark is A Crap ye Near Ear a Latch 
ye fore Side in ye Crap and A hole In ye Oaf Ear 

John Dusenbury Son of Samuel Dusenbury his Ear Mark 
is a Crap ye Near Ear and three hapneys ye Upper side ye 
oaf Ear 

Hendrick Hendrickson Ear Mark is Swallow fork ye 
Near Ear A hapny ye fore side ye Oaf Ear which mark was 
his fathers John Hendricksons and Eecorded former to his 
Sd father 

Daniel Cornell his Ear Mark is a Crop ye Oaf Ear & 
three hapnys ye fore side ye Near Ear theses Above said 
Marks Entered ye 21th Day of November 1739 by me 

MicAH Smith Clark 
Thomas Gildersleave his Ear Mark is A Latch Under ye 
oaf Ear- & hapney Under ye Same Ear Bnter'd ye 26th 
Day of November 1739 

by Me Micah Smith 

Silas Carman his Ear Mark is A Swallow fork ye oaf Ear 
and A Crap ye Near Ear and a hapny ye fore side of ye_ 
Near Ear Enter'd 1739 

Joseph Baldens Ear Mark is Crap of ye Near Ear and a 
Nick Under ye Same,and Thomas Balden Junr Son of Jo- 
seph Balden Bar Mark A Latch Under ye Near Ear and a 
Nick under ye of ear 

James Bedle his^Ear .Mark is a Slitt In ye oaf Ear and 
hapny Under Each Ear and A hapany ye foreside of ye 
near Ear Entered ye 5th of May 1740 

Gorge Everit Juner his Ear Mark is a two happany ye 
fore Side of ye near Ear and A hole in ye oaf Ear 

Moses Dusenbury Son of John Dusenby his Ear Mark is 
three Hapnys ye fore side ye of Ear 



170 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Cornelias VanWicks Ear Mark is a Swallow fork ye oaf 
Ear a hapny ye fore Side and a Nick Under ye Same Ear 

John Smith Son of Jonathan Smith E: his Ear Mark is a 
Crop ye oaf Ear and A hapny Under itt and a Latch and 
hapuy ye fore Side ye Near Ear Entered May ye 16th 1740 

Page 10. 

Nicols Wrights Ear Mark is a Crop of ye fiear Ear and A 
hapany ye fore Side of Each Ear Eecorded July 1740 ' 

Stevan Hicks Ear Mark is a Swallow fork ye Oaf Ear 

Enter'd 14 October 1740 

Beniamin Flowers Ear Mark is a Swallow fork ye of Ear 
and a Crap ye Near Ear 

John posts Ear Mark is a Slitt in the Near Ear and a 
hapny and A nick ye fore Side ye oaf Ear 

John Doughty his Ear Mark is a Slipe ye fore Side of ye 
of Ear & A hole in ye near Ear 

Jacob Jonsons Ear Mark is a Lath Under ye of Ear and 
A nick Under ye same Entered theses above Marks 
Novemb 1740 

Antony Demotts Ear Mark is a Crop ye oaf Ear and two 
- holes in the Same Ear Enter'd April 1741 

Thomas Seamans Son of Tho Seamans Ear Mark is a 
•Slipe ye fore side the off Ear itt formally belonged to 
Joshua Barns from him to Hicks Seamans Entered October 
1741 

Theodoras Van Wick Son of Barnt VanWick his Ear 
Mark is a Crop ye off Ear and A hapny Under Each Ear 
itts ye mark of his Grandfather VanWick Enter'd Decem- 
ber 1741 

John Searing Son of Daniel Searing his Ear Mark is a 
Slitt in ye near Ear and ' a hole in ye oaf Ear and two 
hapneys ye fore side of ye Same Enter'd ye 27th of May 
1742 " 

Samuel Cornall Ear Mark is a Crap of ye Near Eai; and 
two Slits in ye Crop Enter'd Sept 1742 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 171 

William Smith his Ear mark is a slipe under Each Ear 
and a hapny ye fore side of Each Ear. Enter'd 1th Day 
Deoemb' 1742. 

John Smith his Ear mark is a Swallow fork ye of Ear 
and a Crop of ye near and a hole in ye Crop Enter'd 
December 1742 

Page 11. 
- John Dorland Son of John Dorland his Ear Mark is a 
Latch Under ye near Ear and. a hapny Each Side of the 
Same Ear, Enter'd ye 22th Day of february 1742-3 

the Ear Mark of Eam Ramson is a Crop of ye near Ear 
Entered the 24th of march 1742-3 by 

MicAH Smith Clark' 

the Ear Mark that formerly belonged to Henry Seamans 
Now to -Timothy Road, is a Latch ye fore side of ye near 
and a hapny under ye Same and a Slitt in of Ear and a 
Nick Under ye Same 

the Ear Mark of Henry Road, Son of timothy Rhoads is 
a hole in ye near Ear and a Slit in ye End of ye of Ear and 
a hapny Under it these two marks Entered ye 11th Day of 

May 1743 

by MiCAH Smith 

Robert Crooker his Ear mark is a hole in ye llight Ear 

and happy fore Side ye Left Ear, Enter the third Day of 

November 1743 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Thomas Lewis his Ear Mark is a Swallow ye oaf Ear and 
flower Deluce ye near Ear 

Beniamen Smith Son of Cap't Smith his Ear mark is a 
Swallow fork ye off Ear and a Crop of ye near Ear and a 
hapny Under near Ear and 

Samuel Smith Son of Cap't Smith his Ear Mark is a Crop 
ye of or Right Ear and a hole in itt and a Latch Under ye 
near Ear, theses three Marks above Enter'd the 5th of No- 
vember 1743 

by MiCAH Smith Clark 

Isaac Smith Son of Micah Smith his Ear Mark is a Crop 
of Bach Ear and hapny ye fore Side of ye off Ear and a 



172 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

hapny Under ye near Ear and the Ear Mark of Richard 
Smith his Brother is A Crop ye of Ear and a hapny ye fore 
side ye same and Under side ye near Ear and a hole in ye 
near Ear Enter'd the fifth Day of november 1743 

Page 12. 

To all Christian People to whome these Presents shall 
come I Charls Mott of Hempsted in Quens County on 
nasaw Island in the provence of New York yeaman send 
Greating Know ye that I Charls mott for and in Considera- 
tion of the love good will and affection which I have and 
do bear towards my dutyful son Gershom mott of the Perish 
County Island and provence afore said yeoman have given 
and granted and by these doe fully freely clearly and ab- 
solutely Give and grant to the said Gershom mott his hairs 
and asigns two sartain Pesces and parcels of land scituate 
lying and being in the Parish of hempsted afore said con- 
taing together ninety fore acres more or les butted and 
bounded in manner following that is to say, one certain 
Pice and parsel of land Parte of the said ninety fore acres 
of land the bounds thereof begining at a large Chesnut 
stand by a Pond by the higway at the head of Couneck 
and runing' north to a smol red oack tree marked Thence 
west to a whit oack tree marked Standing by the higway 
that leads down to couneck thence south as the said hig- 
way runs to a stake and thence to the afore saide large 
chesnot tree containing fourteen acres more or less : and 
one other Certain piece and parcel of land Residue of the 
saide ninety fore acres of land bonded westerdly by Jonas 
halstead land southerly by the land of the Serrings and 
Joseph mott eastwardly by Thomas bedels land and north- 
erly by the highway at the hed of Couneck containing 
eighty acres more or less with all ithe houses barns build- 
ings Trees advantages and privileges belonging or apper- 
taing to the aforesaid given and granted premises together 
with all the right titel in trust cleame and demand what 
soever which I now have or which any or other of my heirs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDg. l73 

fexeutofs admynistrators or asigns may here after have of 
to or in the said given and granted premeses together with 
all riglut titel entrust cleam and demand what soever which 
i now have or which any or other of my heirs executors 
administrators or asigns may heareaf ter have of to or In the 

Page 13. 

said given and granted premeses or any Part Theare of To 
have and to hold the said ninety f oure acres of land more or 
less together with all the houses beams buildings trees ad- 
vantages and priviledgs afore said unto him the saide ger- 
shom mott his hears and asigns for ever in witness whare 
of i have heare unto put my hand and seal the sixth day of 
Jenevary in the eight year of his magestys rain and in the 
year of Lord one thousen seven hundred and twenty one 
SealLed and Delivered in the presants of 

EOBBOB HUTHINGS his 

Tho Lynsad • Char's : C :,Mott. (S) 

mark 

queens County may the 2 1724 : Then came The within 
named Charls mott ParsonoUy before mee Isac Hix esq : 
■Judge of the Cort of Common please in quens County and 
aknoledged The within ritten instrument To bee his free 
"voUentery act and deed 

Isac Hix 
Page 14. 

the Ear Mark of Siman Losey is a happany the Each 
rgide of Each Ear and a Slitt in the near Ear Entered ye 
12th of november 1743 

by MiCAH Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of Garrit Golder is A Latch ye fore side 
-Je> of Bar and two Hapneys ye fore Side of ye same En- 

'.tered ye 27th of march 1744 

by MiCAH Smith 

'The Ear Mark of Jacobas Muntfort is A Slite in the End 
<t)f ye Near Entered ye 29th of March 1744 



174 HEMPSTEAD ToWn HECORDS. 

The Ear Mark of Abram Garrison is a Nick Under Side 
the Eight Ear Entered ye 29th of March 1744 

by MiCAH Smith Clerk - 

The Ear Mark of Mr Adam Mott is A Crop ye off Ear 

and A hapny Under Each Ear itt being ye Ear Mark that 

Just' Vanwick formerly Gave and he Sees Cause to Assign 

ye 8d Mark to Sd Mott. Enter'd ye 16th Day of April 

1744 

by Me Mioa-h Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of William Birtis Son of Joseph Birtis is 
a hole in ye of Ear and a Nick and hapny under ye near 
Ear 

The Ear Mark of Salvenas Townsend is a hapney ye 
Each Side of Ear and a Slit in ye off Ear Enter ye 11 of 
march 1744-5 

The Ear mark of William Sprag a Crop ye off Ear and 
Slitt in ye Crop & a nick ye fore side and a slitt in ye near 
Ear Enter'd ye 11 Day of March 1744-5 

by me Micah Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of Cap't Will Hick is a Swallow fork ye 
off Ear and two nicks Under ye Near Enter'd March 28th 
1745 

by me Micah Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of Henry Smith is a Swallow fork of Each 
Ear, Entered ye 8th of April 1745 

Page 15. 

the Ear Mark of Isaac Jackson is a Slipe ye fore "side ye 
off Bar and hapny ye fore Side ye near "Ear Enter'd ye 22fh 
of April 1745 

The Ear Mark of Jacob Mott is A Latch ye fore Side ye 
off Ear and a IHower Deluce ye Near Ear this formerly be- 
longed to his father Joseph Mott 

the Ear Mark of Joseph Mott Son of Jacob Mott is A 
Latch ye fore side ye off Ear and a half flower Deluce the 
fore side ye Near Ear 



fiEMP§TEA5 TOWN EECOBDg. 175 

the Bar Mark of Isaac Mott Son of Jacob Mott is a 
LatcH ye fore Side ye off Ear and a half fflower Deluce 
Under the Near Eay theses three Marks Above Entered ye 
22th Day of April' 1745 

by MicAH Smith Clerk 

the Ear Mark of John Wright Son of William Wright of 
oysterbay is A Crop ye Near Ear a Slitt in ye Crop and 
hapny afore Side of ye off Ear, Entered ye 23fch of may 
1745 

by Me Micah Smith Clerk 

the Ear Mark of Samuel Clows is A hole in ye off Ear 
and A Ihapny Under it and a Nick ye Uper Side Enter'd 
June J© 6th 1745 

by Micah Smith 

the Ear Mark of Jobe Vail is a Crop ye near Ear and a 
nick the Under side ye oaf Ear Enter'd ye 9bh of July 
1745 

The Ear Mark of Mr Samuel Seabre is A Crop ye Eight 
of Ear Entered ye 11th Day of July 1745 

by Micah Smith 

the above Mark is Declined 

the Ear Mark of John Lee is Latch ye under side of near 
Ear and a slit in ye of Ear and the Ear Mark of Thomas 
Lee is a Latch ye upper Side of Each Ear and ye Ear 
Mark of Josep thuston is a latch ye fore side ye of Ear and 
a nick Under & a Slipe Under ye Near Ear, theses three 
Ear Marks Entered ye 21th of august 1745 

by Micah Smith Clerk 

Page l6. 

Att A General town Meetting Held in Hempstead April 
the 13th Day 1736 then was Chosen thomas Williams 
Robert Sutton John Dorland trustees and John Hall and 
Patrick ■ Mott Assistants with them for this Ensuing Year 

ifor This By order by me 

Thomas Gildeesleeve Clarke 



176 HEMfSTfiAD TOWN ftEOGftDg. 

Att A General town Meetting Held in Hempstead April 
the ISth Day 1736, then was Voted that the Above Sd 
trustees are hereby Impower'd to Call all persons to An- 
acompt who have any of ye towns Money in their Hands 
Eitheir Sheep Money or any Moneys or Bonds Conserning 
ye town in publick 

by order by me 

Thomas Goldeesleeve Clark 

At a town meetting held in Hempstead June ye 26th Day 
1736 then were Chosen by Major Vote of ye Freeholders 
Robert Mervin for Over Seer of ye High ways and Fence 
Veiwer in place & Stead of Tho' Williams Deseast 

Att the Same time Joseph Mott were Chosen Assessor in 
ye place and Stead of Tho' Williams Late Deseast 

Att ye same time Tho' Cornall of Eock'w were Chosen 
trustee for ye Sd town in place and stead of Tho' Williams 
Deseast 

Att ye Same town Meetting were by Major Vote of je 
Freeholders of ye town that ye trustees of our town that 
were Chosen for this Ensuing Year 1736 were impowered to 
Call all persons to An accompt that hath any of ye towns 
Money or propriator Money in their Hands and to take itt" 
into their hands and to make A Report their of to ye Said 
town 

Page 17. 

Att a Town Meetting held in Hempstead October ye 11th 
Day 1736 then was Voted and Agreed upon by ye Ma- 
jority of ye freeholders of hempstead, that our Sheep Pens 
shall be Made on ye East Side of ye Run that is in ye Most 
Conveniant Place that is between John halls and tom Lees 
John Durenburys and Richard Seamans and ye said Run 
this Above Sd Vote Enter'd by Order 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Att a General Town Meetting held In Hempstead Aprill 
je 5th Day 1737 



Att ye Same town Meetting was Chosen for Supervisor 
for this Ensuing Year Jacob Smith 

Att ye Same time were Chosen for Assessors for this En- 
suing Year Joseph Mott and Joseph Smith 

Att the Same time David Bedle were Chosen Constable 
and CoUecttor for this Ensuing Year 

* 

Att the Same time Eichard Bedle Peter titas Tho' Cor- 
nall were Chosen Serveyors of ye high ways for this En- 
suing Year 

Att the Same time Eobert Mervin John Smith were Cho- 
sen fence Veiwers for this Ensuing Year 

Att ye Same time Mordecai Lester John tredwell were 
Chosen Aprisors of Mens Intested Estates for this Ensuing - 
Year 

Att the Same time Micah Smith were Chosen town Clark 
for this Ensuing Year 

Att the Same time John Dorland tom Comal Eobert 
Sutton were Chosen trustees for ye town for this Ensuing 
Year 

Page 18. 

To aU Christian people to whom these presents shall 
Come Greeting, Know ye that I obediah Eogers of ye town 
of Southampton in ye County of Soffolk & CoUony of New 
York Yeaman, for and in Consideration of ye Sum of ten 
pound and ten Shillings Currant Money of ye Afore S'd 
Collony to me in hand paid before ye Ensealing & Delivery 
of these presents by lerimiah Wood of ye town of Hemp- 
stead, in Queens County and ye Collony afore Said, yea- 
man, the receipt whereof I do here by Acknowledge & my 
- therewith fully Satisfied and Contented and thereof & of 
Every part and pearsall thereof do Exonerate aquit & Dis- 
charge the S'd Jeremiah Wood his Heirs Executrs and 
Admrs for Ever by these presents and for Divers other 
good Causes and Eeasonable Considerations me att this 
present Espetially moving have Eemised Eeleased Quitted 



178 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORPS. 

Claim & Confirmed & by these Presents for My Self & -my 
Heirs do fally freely clearly, & absolutely, Eemise, Eelease, 
Quitt, Claim and Confirm ; unto ye sd Jeremiah Wood & in 
his full & peaseble possession & seizin & to his heiTs & as- 
signs, for Ever all such Eight Estate Title Interest Claim 
and Demand whatsoever as I ye sd Obadiah Eogers Ever 
Had Now have or ought to have of in or to all or any of ye 
Estate or Eight of Lands and Meadows which are Situate 
Lying and being within ye township of Hempstead afore- 
said formerly purChased by My Grandfather William Eog- 
ers Deceased by any Manner of ways or Means whatsoever 
To Have and to Hold all and Singular ye sd Eemised & 
Eeleased premises with all ye Appurtenances priviledges 
& Commoditys to ye same belonging or in any Manner of 
wise Appertaining unto him ye sd Jeremiah Wood his 
Heirs & Assigns for Ever to his & their only sole proper 
Use Benefitt & behoof for Ever as his & their own free Es- 
tate in fee simple so that Neither I ye sd Obediah Eogers, 
nor my Heirs nor any other person or persons whatsoever 
for Me or them or in My or their Names Eight qr Stead or 
in ye Name Eight or Stead of any of them thatt or will by 
any ways or means hereafter have Claim Challange or De-, 
-mand any Estate Eight title Interest Claim and Demend 
whatsoever of in or to premises or part or parsell there- 
of but from all & Every Action Eight Estate title Inter- 

Page 19. 

est Claim & D^nand whatsoever, of in or to ye Prem- 
ises or any part or parsall thereof I my self & Enery of 
them shall be Utter Excluded & forever bared by these 
presents and further Know ye that I ye sd Obediah Eogers 
for my self my Heirs Executrs & admrs ye premises afore 
sd with ye Appurtenances thereof Unto ye sd Jeremiah 
Wood his Heirs and Assigns & to his & their own proper 
Use & Uses in manor and form afore sd specified Against 
their Heirs & Asigns & Every of them shall and will for 
Ever Warrant and Defend by these presents In Wittness 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 179 

■whereof I have hereunto Set My Hand & Seal this thir- 
teenth Day of August in ye Ninth Year of ye Eeign of Our 
Soveraign Lord Gorge ye Second by ye Grace of God of 
Great Brittan France & Ireland King Defender of ye faith 
Anno q Domini one thousand Seven hundread and thirty 
and five 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Obediah Rogers (S) 

in ye Presence of Us 
Joseph Sayre 
Abraham Cooper 

On ye Day and Year Above Written and Subscribed 
Obediah Rogers Apeared before Me and did Acknowledge 
ye Above Written Release or Deed of Sale to be his free 
and Volantary Act and Deed 

As Witnes My hand 

John Howell Justice of ye peace 

The Above Written Deed Recorded and Compared with 
ye originall the 19th Day of Aprill 1736 by 

MicAH Smith Clarke 
Page 20. 

To all People to whom theses Presents Shall Come Greet- 
ting Know ye that I David Smith of Hempstead in Queens 
County in the province of New York on Nassaw Island tay- 
lor for & in Consideration of ye Sum of Ninty Pounds Cur- 
rant Money of ye Province Above sd to me in hand before 
ye Ensealing hereof well and truly Paid by Micah Smith of 
ye town Above sd, ye Receipt whereof I do hereby Acknow- 
ledge and my Self therewith fully Satisfied & Contented & 
thereof and Every part & Pearsall there of Doe Exonerate 
Aquit & Discharge ye Said Micah Smith his Heirs Execu- 
tors Admrs for Ever By these Presents Have Given Grant- 
ed Sold Aliened Conveyed & Confirmed Unto Micah Smith 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all my Lands and Right of 
Lands with ye Patin Right and all other Rights in ye Town 
of Hempstead which is ye fifth part of Land and Rights 
that Samuel Smith my father Dyed Seised of. One Pearsall 



180 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

or tract of Land lying between Isaac Smith Land and James 
Dentun Deseast one Hollow on ye Plains where he lived 
One tract or. pearcell of land lying by ye Road that Leads 
from ye plains to Cow Neck, on lott of Meadow with Some 
Land ioyning to itt, one tract of Land in ye South Woods 
to Have and to hold ye sd- Granted Premises with all ye Ap- 
purtenances Privileges & Commodities to ye Same belong- 
ing or Any Wise Apertaining, to him ye Said Micah Smith 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and there only proper 
use benifitt and behoof for Ever and I ye sd David Smith 
for Me My Heirs Extors Admrs Dos Covenant promise & 
Grant to and with the sd Micah Smith his heirs and Assigns 
for Ever to his and there only proper Use benifitt and be- 
hoof that before ye Ensealing Hereof I am ye true sole and 
LawfuU Oner of ye Above Bargained Premises and am 
Lawfully Seised and possessed of ye Same in Mine own 
proper Bight as a good perfect and Absolute right Estate 
of inheritanc fee simple and I have in myself good RightfuU 
power & lawful Athority to Grant bargain Sell Convey and 
Confirm ye Said Bargaind Premises Manner as Above Said 
and that ye said Micah Smith his Heirs and Assigns Shall 
"and may from time to time and att all times here After by 
force and Virtue of these Presents Lawfully peasably and 
Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy ye Sd De- 

Page 20a. 

mised and Bargaind Premises With all ye Apurtenances 
free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated 
and Discharged from all and all manner of Former and Other 
Guifts and Grants Bargains Sails Leases Mortgauges Wills 
intails ioynters Dowrys Judgments Executions Incumber- 
ances what soever further more I ye sd David Smith for my 
Self my Heirs Executors Administrators do Covenant and 
Ingage ye Above Demised Premises to him ye sd Micah 
Smith his Heirs and Assigns Against ye Lawful! Claims or 
Demands of Any person or Persons what soever -here After 
to Warrant and Secure and Defend unto him ye sd Micah 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 1,81 

Smith his Heirs and Assigns in "Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set My hand and Seal this twentyeth Day of len- 
euary Anno Domini 1728 and in ye Second Year of Our 
Soveraign Lord Gorge of Great Brittan France and Irland 
Kiag Defender ye faith 

Caterine Smith his 

Welliam Kurk David :A: Smith (S) 

Mark. 
December the Seventh Day 1729 
Queens County then Came ye Within Named WUliam 
Kurk one of ye Wittneses to ye Within Written Deed Per- 
sonally before David lones Judge of ye Court of Common 
Pleas of Queens County and full Examination being Made 
he Sayeth that he See David Smith Signe and Seal ye 
Within Written Instrument and Did here hin Declare itt 
to be his Free Act and Deed and Att ye Same time he see 
Caterine Smith Sigae as Wittness to ye Said Deed 

the Above Written Deed ye Seventh Day of June 1736 
then Was Eecorded by Me 

MicAH Smith Clark 

Page 20b. 

Know all men by these presents, that I James Hugins of 
Hempstead in Queens County on ye ILand of Nassaw The 
province of New York felt Maker Have made Ordained 
and Constituted and by these presents Do make ordain and 
Constitute and in my place and stead put and Depute 
my trusty and Loving Friends Samuel Balden Au- 
gust Oldfeild Jacob Fowler William Vallantine and Na- 
thaniel Pearsall of Hempstead af'd My tru and Lawfull 
Attorneys : for Me and in my Name and for My Use to 
ask, Demand Sue for Eecover and Eeceive all Such Sum 
and Sums of Money Debts Goods Wares Dues Accompts 
and other Demands What Soever which Are or Shall be 
Due Owing Payable and belonging to me or Detained from 
me by any Manner of ways or means what soever by any 
Manner of person or persons whomsoever, and in all and 



182 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Every place Town County or Province whatso ever Giving 
and Granting Unto my Said Attorneys by these presents 
my fuil and whole power Strenght and Athority in and 
about ye premises to have Use and take all LawfuU ways 
and means in My Name for ye Eecovery thereof and upon 
ye Eeceipt of Any Such Debts Dues or Sums of Money 
Afore Said Acquittences or other Sufficient Dycharges for 
Me and in My Name to make Seal and Deliver and Gener- 
ally all and Every other Act and Acts thing and things De- 
vice and Devices in ye Law what soever NeedfuU and 
nesessary to be Done in and About ye premises for ye -Re- 
covery of all or any Such Debts or Sums of Money Afore 
Said for me and in my name to Do, Execute and perform 
as fully Largely and Amply to all Intents and purposes as 
I my Self might or Could Doe if I was personally present, 
or as if ye Matter required more Speciall Athority then is here 

Page 21. 

given And Attorneys one or more under them for ye purpose 
Afore said, to make and Constitute and Again att Pleasure 
to Eevoke Eatafying Allowing and holding for firm and 
Effecttual all and what soever my said Attornys Shall Law- 
fully Doe'in and About ye premises by Virtue Hereof : In 
Witness whereof I have here uq to Sett my hand and Seal 
this twenty second Day of December in ye Ninth Year of 
his Maiestys Eeign Anno Domini On Thousand Seven 
Hundred and thirty five 

Sealed and Delivered 

in ye presence of James Hugins (S) 

Owen 
Geokge Eeynolds 

Philadelphia ye 22d Day of December 1735 

Personally ^.peared before Me William Allen Esq'r 

Mayor of ye City of Philadelphia the within Named James 

Hugins and did Declare that the Within Written Power of 

Attorney was by him Duly Executed in ye presence of ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 183 

within Signed "Witnesses and that ye same is his Own Vol- 
antary Act and Deed In Witness "Whereof I have here 
"Dnto set my Hand and Seal the Day and year above 

"Will Allen Mayor 

23d Jenuary 1735 

Queens County s.s. then personally appeard before me 
Hennery Iiudlam- Esq one of his Maiestys Justices of ye 
peace for ye sd County Assignd Gorge Eeynolds one of ye 
Wittnesses to ye "Within Instrument or Letter of Attorney 
and Declared upon ye Evangelists of Almighty God that 
he saw ye within Mention'd James Hngias Sign Seal and 
Deliver ye within "Written Letter of Attorney as his "Volan- 
tary Act & Deed for Uses theirin Mentioned 

George Eeynolds 
Jurat Ceram me 
Die & Anno Supradictis 

Heney Ludlam 

the above "Written Letter or Power of Attorney were 
Compar'd and Enter'd Sept ye 20 Day 1736 

by me 

MicAH Smith Clark 
Page 22. 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
Come or any wise apertain Greeting : Know ye that 
Thomas Cheesman of Hempstead in Queens County on 
Nasaw ILand Yearn an for and the Consideration of ye Sum 
of three Hundread pounds of Good Currant Money of ye 
Colony of New York to him in hand paid before ye Enseal- 
ing and Delivery of theses presents by his son Epheraim 
Cheesman of ye town County and Island afore said yeaman 
ye Eeceipt whereof t'o full Satisfaction he ye sd Thomas 
Cheesman doth Acknowledge and thereof and of Every part 
and-pearsall thereof for him self his heirs Execcutors & 
Admrs : Doth Aquitt Exonerate & Discharge him ye sd 



184 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Epheraim Cheesman his Heirs Exetors & Admrs : & E^ery 
of them for Ever by these presents & for Divers oth Good 
Causes & Considerations him hereunto Moving he ye sd 
Thomas Cheesman hath given granted Bargained Sold & 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents doth fully 
freely Clearly and Absolute give Grant bargain Sell Alien 
Enfeoffe Convey and Confirm Unto his sd son Epheraim 
Cheesman and to his Heirs & Assigns forever all that of A 
Certain farm or Plantation T^hich I have Lying and being 
Seituated on ye North Side of ye Great plains within ye 
Bounds of Hempstead afore sd att a place Called Herricks 
where I now Dwell with all houses outhouses barns stables 
Yards orChards Gardens Lands pastures feilds Corn feilds 
woods Under woods water water Courses ways Easments 
profits Commoditys & heriditiments what so Ever to ye 
Same belonging or apertaining Containing a bout Eigh- 
ty Acres being more or Less one part thereof being a 
twenty two Acre Lott which his father Richard Wal- 
lantine Late of hempstead Did Grant unto him as itt 
was Laid out and ye other part which said Thomas 
Cheesman purchased of Nathaniel pearsall and Gorge 
pearsall as by their severall Deeds may make apear Be- 
ing bounded on ye North by ye Land of Thomas Lee 
and oti ye East by ye Land of Thomas pearsall & on ,ye 
South by ye Land of Gorge Pearsall and on ye West as 
Euning as far as ye other Twenty two Acre Lotts Doe and 
, also all ye Meadow Land and previledges belonging there 
Unto which ye sd Tho : Cheesman now hath Lying seituat- 
ed att a place Called Eockaway within ye Bounds of Hemp- 
stead on a neck Commonly known by ye name of hungry 

Page 23. 

harbour being bounded northwardly by a great pond & 
South by a Creek & Eastwardly by ye meadow of hendrek 
Harmonson and west by ye meadow of Herman Jonson 
and James abbett or how so Ever other wise bounded or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. - 185 

Reputed to be bounded to gather with all such Eights Lib- 
ertys immunitys profits priviledges Commoditys Emmoli- 
meuts & apertenasies as in any kind apertain thereunto ye 
sd above Eecited Farm and peice of Meadow with ye Re- 
vertians & Remainders thereof & all ye Estate Right title 
I^iterest inheritance property possestion Claim and Demand 
what soever of him ye sd tho : Cheesman of in and to ye 
Same & Every part and persall thereof to have and to hold 
all ye Above granted premises with all and Singular ye ap- 
pertenances thereof unto ye sd Epheraim Cheesman his 
heirs & assigns to his own sole and proper use benefitt and 
behoof from hence forth for ever and ye said tho : Chees- 
man doth hereby declare that att ye time of ye Ensealing 
and Delivery of these presents he ye sd Tho : Cheesman is 
ye true and sole and lawfuU owner of all ye above granted 
premises & Stands Lawfull Seized thereof in his own pro- 
per Right of a perfect and indefeazable Estate of inheritanc 
in fee Simple having in himself good RightfuU power and 
Lawfull athority |;o seel and Dispose of ye same in Manner 
as afore said and that ye said Epheeraim Cheesman his 
heirs and assigns shall and may henceforth and for Ever 
hereafter Lawfully peacably & Quietly have hold occupy 
posses and enjoy all ye above Granted premises and ye ap- 
pertenances thereof free and Clear & Clearly Aquited and 
deCharged of and from all and all Manner of former guifts 
grants bargains Leases mortgages Joyntures dowerys lud- 
ments Executions Entails forietures and of and from all 
other titles Trobles Charges and encumbrances whatsoever 
had made done or suffered to be done by ye sd tho : Chees- 
man his Heirs or assigns att any time or time before ye En- 
sealing and Delivery of these presents and ye said tho : 
Cheesman doth hereby Bind and oblige himself his heir 
and Assigns from hence forth and for Ever .here after to 
warrant and Defend all ye Above granted premises and ye 
Apperteuances thereof unto ye said Epheeraim Cheesman 
his heirs and assigns against the Lawfull Claims and De- 
mands of all and Every person or persons whom so Ever in 



186 - HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Witness whereof ye Said Thomas Cheesman hath here Unto 
Sett to his hand and fixed his Seal ye thirtyeth Day of 
July In ye Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundread 
and thirteen 

^ Signed Sealed and Delivered his 

In the presents of Thomas :T C: Cheesman (S) 

Maey Willis Mark. 

Heney Willis 
William Willis 
Then Came before me ye within named William Willis 
one of ye witneses of ye .within written Deed Pearsonally 
before Me David Jones one of ye Judges of ye Court of 
Common pleas and full Examination being Made he Sayeth 
that he see thomas Cheesman signe seal ye within written 
Deed or instrument & did here him Declare itt to be his 
free act and Deed and att ye same time he see Mary Willis 
and Henry Willis Signe as Witneses to ye Said Deed 

D. Jones 

this is a true Copy taken out of ye Original ye seventh 
Day of December 1736 and Compared by Me 

MicAH Smith Clark 

Page 24. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents Shall 
Come Joseph Inings of Hempstead in Queens County on 
Nassaw ILand Yeaman Sends Greetting Know Yea that 
ye Said loseph Innings for ye Consideration of ye Sum of 
one hundread and Eighty Pounds of Good Currant Money 
of New York to him in hand paid by William Willis of 
Hempstead Afore sd Yeaman ye Receipt whereof to full 
Content and Satisfaction he ye Sd loseph Inings Doth Ac- 
knowlede and there of and of Every and pearsall thereof 
Doth Acquit Exonerate & Discharge him ye sd William 
Willis his Heirs Executors and Administrators and Assigns 
and Each and Every of them for Ever by these presents 
and for Divers other Good Causes and Considerations him 
Especially Moving hath Given Granted Sold Bargained 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 187 

Sold Inf eafed Conveyed and Confirmed & by these presents 
Doth fully freely Clearly & Absolutely Give Grant Bargain 
Sell in fee of Demise Eelease Quit Claim Convey and Con- 
firm Unto ye sd William Willis his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever all that of his farm wheron he ye sd loseph linings 
Now Dwelleth on Lying on ye North Side of ye Great 
Plains within: ye patent of ye town ship of Hempstead Atfc 
a place Called Wesberry being Bounded on ye South by ye 
Boad that Leads from Oysterbay to ye Ferry att York and 
one ye West by ye Land of Gorge Balden and one ye East 
by ye Land of Nathaniel Seamens and William Willis and 
one North by ten Acres of Land in ye possestion of Wil- 
liam Willis and Tho:Balden being About forty Acres More 
or Less and Also one other peice of Land Containing twen- 
ty and five Acres being ye North half of a fifty Acre Lott 
Granted by ye town of Hempstead to loseph linings De- 
ceased father to ye sd loseph linings Party to these pres- 
ents Lying and Being situated near Wesbyry afore said 

Page 25. 

and one ye Eastward of John titases his Land being boundr 
ed by Marked trees to Gather with all Houses Out houses 
Barns Stabbles ponds wells water Courses fences feilds 
pastures Closes Yards timber trees Woods Under Woods 
and what So Ever Else is Arising Growing or becoming 
Due Upon ye same and all ye Eight of property that ye sd 
loseph linings his Heirs and or Assigns hath to any Land 
in ye Patin of ye township of Hempstead both Surveyed 
and Lying in Common be the same More or Less to gather 
with all Such Eights profits priveledges and Appertenances as 
in any kind Appertaining thereunto with ye Eevertions and 
Eemainders thereof and all ye Estate Eight title Interest 
Inheritance property possestion Claim and Demand whatso- 
ever of him ye sd loseph Jingings of in and to ye same and 
Every part thereof to have and to hold all ye Above sd 
Granted premises withall and Every part thereof to have 
and to hold all ye Above Granted premises with all and 



188 , HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

singular je Apertenanees thereof Unto ye sd William 
Willis his Heirs and Assigns to his and their one sole and 
proper Use Benefitt and behoof from hence forth and for 
Ever and ye Said loseph lenings Doth Declare that att ye 
time of ye Ensealing and Delivery of these presents he is 
ye true Sole and Lawf uU Oner of all ye Above. Granted and 
Bargained premises and Stands Lawfully Seized thereof in 
his Own proper Eight of A good perfect and in Defeazable 
Estate of Inheritance in fee simple having in himself Good 
Eight full power and LawfuU Athority to Sell and Dyspose 
of ye Same in Manner as afore sd and that ye sd William 
Willis his heirs and Assigns shall and May hence forth for- 
ever Lawfully peacably have hold Use Ocupy poses and In- 
loy all ye Afore Granted premises with ye Apertenanees 
thereof free and Clear and Clearly Aequited and DyCharged 
of and from all and all Manner of formpr and other Guifts 
Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages loynters Dowrys 

Page 26. 

Judgments Executions Entails forfitures and of and from 
all other Titles troubles Charges and Encumbrances what 
soever Done and or Suffered to be Done by ye Said loseph 
lenings his Heirs and Assigns before the Ensealing and De- 
livery hereof and ye Said loseph linings Doth bind and 
oblige Himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators 
from hence forth and for Ever here After to Warrant & De- 
fend ye sd William Willis his Heirs and Assigns In Quiet 
and peacable possestion of all ye Above Granted premises 
& ye Apertenanees thereof against ye Lawful Claims & of 
all and Every person or persons whom so Ever & Susannah 
ye Wife of ye said loseph linings Doth fully & freely Give 
and Yield up Unto ye sd William Willis his Heirs and As- 
signs All h^r Eight & title of Dowry & interest of in and to 
ye Premises Eespectively forever by theses & att Any time 
or Demand they ye sd loseph linings & Susannah his wife 
shall Give and pass Such further & Ample Asuriances and 
Confirmation of ye premises unto ye sd William WiUis his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 189 

Heirs and Assigns forever as in Law or Equity Can Be 
Eeasonably Aduijed or Eequired in "Wittness whereof they 
ye sd loseph linings and Susannah his Wife hath hereunto 
sett to their hands & Seals the Ninteenth Day of february 
in ye Year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundread and 
fourteen, fifteen 

Sealed and Delivered his 

In the presence of Joseph :J: Jinings (S) 

Samuel titas Mark 

Silas titas her 

William Stites Susanah :S: Iinings (S) 

Joseph Clement Mark 

Memorandum that on ye first Day of Jeneuary In ye 
year of Our Lord one thousand Seven Hundread fifteen, 
sixteen ye Within Named loseph linings personally Ap- 
peared before Mee Timothy Bagley Esquire one of his 
Maiesties Justices of ye peace & Quorum & acknowled ged 
ye within Written Deed to be his free and Volantary Act 
and Deed Acknowledged before Mee 

Tim: Bagley 

the Above Written is A true Copy taken Out of ye Ori- 
ginal! and Compared and Recorded ye fourth Day of Oc- 
tober 1736 

by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Page 27. 

This Indenture Made the Eight Day of May in ye Year 
of our Lord Seventeen hundread & thirty Six Between Peter 
Smith Sener of ye Township of Hempstead In Queens 
County, Yeaman and Ester his Wife (she being Signified a 
party hereunto by Ensealing & Delivery ye Same) of ye one 
part and Peter Smith Juner Son of ye Said peter Smith 
Sen of ye same place, yeaman on ye other part Wittnesseth 
that ye Said peter Smith Sener afore said in Consideration 
of ye Naturall Love and Affecttion which he hath and Bear- 
eth unto his sd Son peter Smith Jum- and Also for ye 



190 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

further Consideration of ye Sum of Sixty pounds Lawful! 
Money of New York to him in hand paid at and before the 
Ensealing and Delivering of these presents the Receipt 
whereof he Doth hereby own and Acknowledge and him- 
self to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and payed 
and thereof and of Every part and parcel thereof doth 
hereby forever Acquit Exonerate Eelease and Discharge 
him ye sd peter Smith Jun and his heirs Executors and ad- 
mrs, have Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Bemised 
Released Assured and Confirmed and by these presents, 
Doe give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Remise Release Asure 
and Confirm unto him ye Said peter Smith Jun and his 
Heirs and Assignes All That one Certain Messuage Tene- 
ment and Lott of Land and premises Situate lying and be- 
ing at Hempstead aforesaid at ye North Side of ye grate 
plains there Containing forty four Acres the same being 
within fence and is Bounded Northwardly by lakamiah 
Mitchel East by John Smith Rock South by ye Road which 
leads from Westbury to lemacai being ye Common Country 
Road and West by ye afore said plains As also two Hal- 
lows of Land on ye Great plains Southward of ye Above 
Mentioned premises About A half A mile, To gather with 
all and singular the Houses Barns Stables Orchards fenc- 
ing Timber pastures waters and improvements with Every 
their Appertenances and ye Eevertions and .Remainders 
thereof To have and to Hold all and Singular the Said 
Messuage Tenement Lott of Land and Premises and ye 
hollows on ye plains before hereby Granted unto him ye sd 
peter Smith Jun and his heirs and Assigns to ye only pro- 
per Use benifet and behoof of him ye said peter Smith and 
his Heirs and Assignes for Ever And ye Said peter Smith 
Sen for him self his heirs Executors and Administrators 
and Every of them Doth hereby ■ Covenant promise Grant 
and Agree to and with ye said peter Smith Juner and his 

Page 28. 

heirs and Assigns In manner and form following that is to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 191 

Say that he ye Said peter Smitli Sen, Att ye time of Seal- 
ing and Delivering these presents was ye true Sole and 
Lawfull owner of ye Above hereby Given and Granted 
Messuage land and premises and had in himself Good Right 
full power and lawfull Athority to Sell and Dispose of ye 
Same In Manner and form As A fore Said As also that ye 
sames are free and Clear from all Intanglements or Incum- 
brances what so Ever Lastly the said peter Smith Sen, the 
said Lands and premises unto ye said peter Smith Jun and 
his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns Against 
ye Lawful Claims or pretences of all persons. Shall and will 
Warrant and by these presents for Ever Defend In Witt- 
ness whereof ye said Peter Smith Sen and Ester his wife 
have hereunto set their hands and Seals the Day and Year 
above first written 

Sealed and Delivered Peteb Smith (S) 

In the presence of her 

Amos Smith Ester :E: Smith (S) ■ 

Ad'm Laweance Mark. 

Queens County s. s. 26th 7ber 1736 Then and their 
personally appeared before Me John Messenger Esq Sec- 
ond Judge of the Court of Common pleas for ye said Coun- 
ty Adam Lawrance Esq on of the wittnesses to the within 
Instrument and Declared on Oath that he saw Peter Smith 
Sen Seal and Deliver the same as his Volantary Act and 
Deed for the Uses their in Mentioned which being by Me 
Carefully Examined and finding No Razors or Interlinia- 
tions theirin Do permit and Allow ye Same to be Recorded 

John Messengeb 

Acknowledged and Sworn before Me the Date Above 
This is A true Copy taken out of the Originall and Com- 
pared the Seventh Day of December 1736 by Me 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Page 29. 
To all Christian People Whome these presents shall 



192 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOSDS. 

Come Greeting Know ye that I Barent Van-Wick of ye ' 
township of Oysterbay In Queens County on Long Island 
Yeaman for and in the Consideration of ye Sum of three 
Hundred and Sixty Seven pounds Eighteen Shillings and 
three pence half penny to Me In hand paid of Good Cur- 
rant and LawfuU Money of New York Before ye Ensealing 
and Delivery hereof By Eobert Mervin of Herricka In ye 
Limits of Hempstead In ye County & Island Afore said 
Yeaman ye Beceipt whereof I ye said Barnt Van Wick Do 
Acknowledge My Self there with fully Satisfied Contented 
and paid and thereof & Every part & percell thereof Do 
full Acquit Exonerate and Discharge him ye Said Robert 
Mervin his Heirs Execiitors & Admrs forever by these 
presents Have Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened En- 
feofed Conveyed Assined & Confirmed and by these pre- 
sents Do give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Enfeofe Convey 
Asure and Confirm Unto him ye said Robert Marvin his 
heirs and Assigns forever all that of one Certain tract or 
parcell of Land Lying Scituated and being on ye North 
part of herricks In ye town County And Island afore said 
Containing Seventy seven Acres and thirty-five Rods the 
first Bounder is ye North west- Bounder of Joseph Carls 
fourty Acres which he purchased of sd Barent Van Wick itt 
being In a Swamp thence Running East twenty one Degrees 
north Six Rods thence one Rod Northward upon A Square 
thence East twenty one Degrees North Ninty Rods thence 
North forty Rods and a half thence South Eighty Two De^ 
grees East Sixty Six Rods and one quarter to black Oak 
tree thence North thirty Seven Rods and one half to John 
Searings Laud thence West Eight Degrees north Ninty 
Seven rods and twelve Links Thence North three De- 
grees & one half fifteen Rod West thence west fifty two 
Rod and fifteen Links thence South forty six Rods and 
twelve Links thence West two Degrees North Eighteen 
Rods and twenty one Links from thence South Six Degrees 
East eighty Seven Rods and twenty one Links to ye first 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 193 

I 
Bounder In ye Swamp, Bounded In General Terms Vir't 
Southwardly partly by Joseph Carles Land and partly by 
Biichard Seamans Land and Eastwardly by Bichard Sea- 
mans Land And Northwardly by partly by John Searings 
Land and partly by Thomas Cornals Land and westwardly 
by Skancks Land Or howsoEver other wise bounded or 
Reputed to be Bounded togather Avith all Such Eights li- 
bertys profits priveledges Commodities Bmoliments Heri- 
ditements & Appertenances To Have and to Hold ye Said 
Granted and Bargained premises with All and Every of 
there Appertenances previleges Advantages paths Ways 
Easments Emmoliments and Conveniances to ye same Be- 
longing or In any pertaining As Can be Reputed Calld or 
taken as any part parcell or Member thereof Unto him ye 

Page 30. 

Said Robert Mervin his Heirs And Assigns for Ever to his 
and there only proper Use and Benefit & behoof from hence 
forth and for Ever And I ye said Barent Van Wick Do De- 
clare that att ye time of ye Ensealing And Delivery hereof 
he is ye true Sole and Lawf ull Owner of all ye Afore Bar- 
gained premises and Am Lawfully Seize and possesed 
thereof In Myne Own proper Right of A Good Perfect and 
Absolute Estate of Inheritance In fee Simple having in My 
self full power good Right and LawfuU Athority to Give 
grant Bargain Sell Enfeoffe Convey and Confirm In Manner 
As Afore said and that he ye said Robert Mervin his Heirs 
and Assigns Shall and May Lawfully & peassably Have 
Hold Use Ocquipy Command Enjoy and possess all ye 
afore Bargained premises with air appurtenances free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Dis- 
charged of and from all & all maner of former and other 
gifts grants bargains Sales Mortgages Joynters Doweries 
Judgments Executions Entailes Titles Trobles Charges for- 
feitures and InCumberrances Whatsoever And I ye Said 
Berant Van Wick Doth further Bind & Oblige himself his 
Heirs Executors & admrs to Warrant and secure & forever 



194 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

, Defend the above said peice of Land wit.li their Apperte- 
nances unto ye said Robert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns 
from hence forth & for Ever here after from ye Just and 
Lawful! Claims And Demands of All and Every Manner of 
person or persons whom soever and further I Hannah 
YanWick Wife of Me Berent Van Wick Do by these pre- 
sents freely willingly and Volantaryly Give Yeild and De- 
liver up Unto Eobert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever all my Eight of Dowrey Challenge and Claim & power 
of Thirds of in and Unto ye above Demised premises and 
as further Confirmation Here Unto^Wee ye said Berent 
Van Wick and his wife Hannah Van Wick hereunto sett to 
Our hands and fixed our Seales this fifth Day of June Anno 
Domini One Thousand Seven and thirty two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in 

ye presence of Us Barent Vanwyck (S) 

Sam'll Willis her 

EiCHARD Seamans Hannah : H : Vanwiok (S) 

Mark. 

November ye first Day 1736 Then Came ye within 
Named Berent Vanwyck personally before me David Jones 
Judge of ye Court of Common pleas of Queens County & 
Did Declare this within Written Deed to be his Act and 
Deed which having Examined I allow to be Enterd on 
Eecord 

D Jones 

This A True Copy Taken and Compard with ye Originall 
and Enterd ye 29th of December 1736 by Me 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Page 31. 

To All people to whome these Presents shall Come Greet- 
ting &c Know ye that wee Justice William Cornall and 



hempst^ead town eecobds. 195 

Elizabeth Dentun both of Hempstead In Queens County 
on Nassaw Island In ye province of New York for & In 
Consideration of ye Sum of three hundred and Sixty pound 
Six Shillings and Eight pence Currant Money of ye prov- 
ince Above said to Us In Hand Before ye Ensealing here- 
of well and truly Paid by Robert Marvin of ye Town and 
County & province Above said the Eecept whereof Wee 
Doe hereby Acknowledge and Our Selves their with fully 
Satisfied and Contented & there of & of every part & per- 
cell thereof Doe Exonerate Aquit and DisCharge the Said 
Eobert Mervin his Heirs Executors and Adtnrs : for ever 
by these presents Have given granted Bargained Sold 
Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do 
freely fully and absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien 
Convey and Confirm Unto Eobert Marvin his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever One Messuage Or tract of Land In ye 
North Woods In ye Bounds of Hempstead Containing by 
Estimation Sixty Seven Acres be itt more or Less. Butted 
and Bounded begining Att A White Oak Tree Standing att 
ye North West Corner of Samuel Smiths Land then West- 
wardly by A high way to Joseph Dentuns Land then South- 
wardly by Joseph Dentuns Land Untill It Comes to own 
Acre of Land that James Dentun Sold to Joseph Dentun 
then Eastwardly A Cross ye liigh way to a fence that 
Stands on ye East side of said high way, then Euning by 
ye high way Uiitill It Comes Against Champions South 
West Corner tree then East to ye sd trees then Northward- 
ly by Champions Line Untill It Comes to Eobert Mervias 
Land then by Mervin Land Untill It Comes to ye South 
West Corner of Samuel Smiths Land then Northwardly by 
ye said Land to ye place of begining, To Have and to Hold 
the said Granted and Bargained Premises with all ye 
Apurtenances Houses Barns Orchards previledges and 
Commoditys to ye same belonging or In any wise Aper- 
taining Accepting A high way that Leads from herrick by 
James Dentons to ye plains with ye previledge of water as 



196 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

itt was Laid Out excepted, to him ye said Robert Mervin 
Ms Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and there only proper 
use benefit And behoof for Ever, and Wee ye Said William 
Cornall and Elisabeth Denton for Our Selves Our Heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators Po Covenant promise and grant 
to and with ye said EobertMarven his Heirs and Assigns that 
before ye Ensealing hereof wee are ye true sole and LawfuU 
Owners of ye Above bargained premises and are Lawfully 
Seized and possesed of ye Land in Our Own proper Right 

Page 32. 

As A good & perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance In 
fesimple and have In our Selves good Eight full power and 
LawfuU Athority to Grant Bargain Sell Convey and Con- 
firm ye said Bargained premises In Manner As Above said 
and ye said Robert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns shall and 
May from time to time and Att all times hereafter by force 
and Virtue of these presents Lawfully peasably and Quietly 
have hold Use Occupy posses and Inioy the Said Demised 
and Bargained premises with all ye Apertenances free and 
Clear freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Dis- 
charged from all and All Maner of and Other Guifts grants 
bargains Sales Leases Mortagages Wills Entails Joynters 
Dowryes Judments Executions Incumberances and Extents, 
fjirthermore wee ye said William Cornall and Elisabeth 
Denton for Our Selves and Each of Us by him self Our 
and Each of our Heirs Executors and Admrs: Do Covenant 
and Engage the Above Demised premises to him ye sd 
Robert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns Against the LawfuU 
Claims or Demands of any Persons whatsoever' here after 
to Warrant secure and Defend And Jane Denton Widdow 
of Jeams Denton formerly Deseast doth by these presents 
freely and Willingly give yeild up and Serrender all her 
Claim Right title and Interest In and Unto ye Above De- 
mised premises Unto him ye Said Robert Mervin his Heirs 
and Assigns In Witness where of wee have Sett our hands 
and seals third Day of March Anno Domini 1728 and In ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 197 

Second Year of ye Eeign of our Soveraign Lord Gorge ye 
Second of Great Brittan france and Irland King &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Wi: Coenell (S) 

Jacob Smith Elisabeth Denton (S) 

Goenelias VanWyck Jane Denton (S) 

James Jackson 

Jacob Smith 

November ye first Day 1736 then Came ye Within Named 
Jacob Smith one of ye Wittneses of this "Within Written 
Deed and did Declare on ye Holy Avangelist that he Saw 
ye within Namd William Cornall and Elisabeth Denton 
Sign Seal and Deliver this Within Deed to be their Act 
and Deed and that he See Cornelias VanWyct and James 
Jacson Sign As Witnesses Att ye Same time, Which having 
Examined I Allow to be Entered on Eecord 
' . D Jones 

the words in ye Lines 20 Land, Line 26 tree, Line 34 
Water, Line 59 Claim, was Done by ye Mistake of ye Clark 
in Entere 

Eecorded ye 31st Day of December 1736 by me 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Page 33. 

To all Christian People To whome these presents Shall 
Come Greeting. Know ye that I Micah Smith of Hemp- 
stead In Queens County In ye Province of New York Yea- 
man for and In ye Consideration of ye Sum of Eight pounds 
Currant Money of ye sd province to Me in hand paid before 
the Ensealing and Delivery hereof by Eobert Mervin of ye 
Same Town County and province Afore Said Yeaman the 
Receipt where of I do here by Acknowledge and My Self 
there with fully Satisfied and Contented & there of & of 
Every part and percell there of I do Exonerate Acquit & 
discharge the Said Eobert Mervin his Heirs Executors Ad- 
/ministrators for ever by presents Have given granted bar- 



198 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

gained sold Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents Do freely fully and Absolutely give grant Bargain 
Sell Alien Convey and Confirm Unto Eobert Mervin his 
heirs and Assigns for Ever on Certain Messuage and tract 
of Land Scituate Lying and being In Hempstead Butted 
and Bounded by ye Land of ye said Samuel Smith begining 
at A Certain White Oak tree and so runing Northward to 
ye North Side of a Swamp from ye said Oak tree as ye said 
Marvin fence Now stands and from thence Basward and 
Southward a Joying to ye said Marvins Land which tract 
of Land to Contains two Acres ye Said tree Standing Att 
ye Southwest Corner of ye said tract or percell To Have 
and to Hold ye Said granted and bargained premises with 
all ye Appertenances Priviledges and Commoditys to ye 
same belonging or in Any Wise Appertaining to him ye 
said Robert Marvin his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to 
his and their proper Use Beuifit and behoof forever and I 
ye said Micah Smith for me My Heirs My Executors and 
Administrators do Covenant premise and Grant to and with 
ye said Eobert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns that before 
ye Ensealing hereof I am the true Sole and Lawfull Owner 
of ye Above bargained premises and am Lawfully Seized 
and possesed of ye same In my Own proper Eight as a 
good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance And have 
In My Self good Eight full power and Lawfull Athority to 
grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm the said Bargained 
premises In Manner As Above Said and that ye said Eobert 
Mervin his Heirs and Assigns Shall and May from time to 
time and att all times for Ever here after by virtue of these 
presents Lawfully peasably and Quietly have hold Use 

, Page 34. 

Occupy possess and Enioy the said Demised and bargained 
premises with ye Appurtenances free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and 
from all and all Manner of former Gifts grants bargaings 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joynters Dowrys 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 199 

I 

Judgments Executions Incumbrances and troubles whatso- 
ever and I ye sd Mioah. Smith Do further Covenant and 
Bind my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators firm- 
ly by these presents to Warrant and Defend the Said 
Eobert Mervin his Heirs and Assigns In Quiet and peae- 
able possession of all and Singular ye said granted premises 
Against Any Just and LawfuU Claim of any person Or per- 
sons Whatsoever In Wittness whereof I ye Said Micah 
Smith have here Unto Set my hand and Seal this twelfth 
Day of November In Year of Our Lord one thou'sand Seven 
Hundrerd and thirty 

Sealed and Delivered Micah Smith (S) 

In presence of 

Heneey Smith 
Joseph Ankoks 

Noveniber ye 1st Day 1736 Then Came ye within Named 
Micah Smith personally before David Jones Judge of ye 
Court of Common Pleas of Queens County and Did Declare 
this Within Written Deed to be his Act and Deed which 
having Examined I allow to be Bnterd on Record 

David Jones 

Page 35. 

Know all men by these presents that I William Willis of 
the Township of hempstead in queens County on Long 
Island Yen-man sends Greeting Know ye that I the said 
William Willis' Do for and in the Consideration of the Per- 
ternal Love and affection which I Do Bear toward my 
Youngest Son Samuel Willis of Springfield Near Jericho 
In ye Limits of Oysterbay in the County and Island afore- 
said yeoman and for Divers Good Causes and Considera- 
tions me there unto Especially moving have Given Grant- 
ed Eemised Eeleased aliened assured Conveyed and Con- 
firmed and by these presents Do fully freely Clearly and 
Absolutely Give Grant Remise release Alien assure Convey 
and Confirm un to him the Said Samuel Willis his heirs 



200 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and Assigns forever all that of a Certain Peiee of Land 
Scituated Lying and Being on ye South Side of the Harbor 
Hill being the East Lot of Land and in Number five Lying 
in the Patten and Township of Hempstead aforesaid. The 
Bounds thereof are as foUoweth Beginning at ye South- 
east Corner thereof which is the Southeast Corner of my 
hundred Acre Lot at an old Stump Standing in the parti- 
tion line Between this Lot and Jeremiah "Williams his Land 
and from the Said Stump Extending North fourteen De- 
grees and thirty minuts Bastwardiy Ninty Nine rods from 
thence North Seventy Seven Degrees West and thirty 
minuts more Westwardly forty four rods Three foot Six 
Inches from thence Euning South Twelve Degrees and one 
half Westwardly Ninty Eight Eods To Jeremiah Williams 
his Land from thence South Seventy Seven Degrees East 
forty Eods three foot and Six Inches to the first begining 
at the Stump Being bounded Eastwardly & Southwardly 
by Jerimiah WiUiams his Land on the West by my Son 
Jacob Willis his Lot of Land on the North by my own 
Land or howsoever other wise Bounded or Eeputed to be 
Bounded To have and to hold the sd Granted and De- 
mised Lot of Land with all & Every of the Apputenances 
Priveledges Commodities Emmolument advantages and 
Liberties to the same Belonging or in any kind appertain- 
ing (allways Eeserving Eetaining and Excepting unto my 
Self and my other four Sons Namly William & henry and 
John & Jacob Willis and unto there heirs and assigns for- 
ever and unto Each and Every of them free 'full and Clear 
Libertie to tranceport or Convey Timber or whatsoever 
Else from the Land on ye Hills a Cross the North end of 
this Lot or otherwise to their Lands or any part thereof 
with their Carts Sleds or otherwise or to their Eespective 
Dwelling places) unto him the said Samuel WiUis his heirs 
and assigns forever and that the sd Samuel Willis his heirs 
and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all 

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times forever hereafter by force and Vertue of these pre- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 201 

sents Lawfully Quietly and Peaceably have hold Use Oc- 
cupy Command Enjoy and Possess all the fore bargained 
premises with there appurtenances without ye Lawful! Let 
hinderance Molistation Interuption or Deniel of me the 
said WilUam "Willis or my heirs Exeuitors Administrators 
or any other person or persons from by or under me or in 
my Name Right or Stead and as a further Confirmation 
thereof 1 have hereunto set to my hand and fixed my Seal 
this Twenty Second Day of December In the Year of Our 
Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred and thirty Three (the 
word (East) Between ye Tenth and Eleventh Line was 
Enterlined Before Signed) 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of ' William "Willis (S) 

John "Willis 

Jacob "Willis 

William Willis Junr 

Memorandum that on the 28th Day of the 1th mo anno 
Domini 1734 the within Mentioned William Willis Pearson- 
ally Appeared Befor me David Jones one of the Judges for 
ye Court, of pleas for Queen County and Acknowl- 
edged this , within written Deed of Gift to be his 
real and volentary act & Deed which having Examined I 
allow to Enter upon Record 

D Jones 

This Is A true Copy taken Out of ye Originall and Com- 
pared the ninth Day of Aprill 1737 by Me 

MicAH Smith Clark 

The Ear Mark of Peter "VD : Water is a Latch the fore 
side Each Ear & a half penny under, the off Ear Bntr'd 
13th 1765 

The Ear Mark of Fry Willis is a Swallow in the Near 
Ear & a half penny under the Same & a Slitt in the off Ear 
itt being the Mark that was formerly Stephen 

The Bar Mark of George Hewlett Jr a Slope under the 



202 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

off Ear & a Slitt in the Near Ear & a half a flouer D'Luce 
the fore Side the Same 

The Bar Mark of Eichard Hewlett Son of George is a 
Slope under the Near Ear & a Slitt in the off Ear & a half 
flower D'Luce under the same The above three marks 
Enterd the 4th Day of Nov 1765. 

by Valentine H Petebs Clerk 

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Know all men by these Presents that I william WUlis of 
the Township of hempstead in queens County on Long Is- 
land Yeoman for and in the Consideration of the parternal 
Love and affection which I have and Do bear toward my 
youngest Son Samuel "Willis of the Township of Oysterbay 
In queens County and Island afore said Yeoman and for 
Other good Causes me thereunto Especially moving have 
Given Granted Eemised Eeleased Conveyed and Confirmed 
and by these presents Do Give Grant Eemise release Con- 
vey asure and Confirm unto him the sd Samuel Willis 
his heirs and assigns for ever all that of a Small peice of 
Land Scituated Lying & being In the Township of hemp- 
stead aforesaid Lying under ye South side of the harbour 

' hill (so Called) on the North end of the peice of Land yt I 
have all ready Given him by Deed Bounded as foUoweth 
Beginning at ye Northeast Corner of his sd former Land 
and thence to run North fourteen Degrees one half East 
five rods to a Chestnut Tree marked and from thence! North 
five Degrees East five rods and from thence Westerly upon 
a parrellel Line with ye North End of his sd former Land 
untell it Bears North Twelve Degrees & one half East from 
the North West Corner thereof and from thence South 
Twelve Degrees and one half West about ten rods to his 
other Lands thence Eastwardly by his other Land to ye 

'first bounds Containing two Acres and one hundred Square 
Eods or how soever otherwise Bounded or reputed to be 
bounded To have and to hold the said granted Lot or 
peice of Land with all and Ever}' of the appurtenances 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 203 

priveledge hereditement advantage and Bmoliment thereof 
unto him the Said Samuel Willis his heirs £ind assigns for- 
ever and that the Said Samuel Willis heirs and assigns 
Shall and May from time to time and at all times forever 
hereafter by Vertue of these Presents Lawfully and Quietly 
have hold use and Enjoy ye above Granted peice of Land 
with all & Every appurtenance thereunto Belonging with- 
out ye Lawful! Let hinderance Molestation or Denial of me 
the sd William Willis or my heirs Executors admts.or any 
other person or persons from by or under me or in my 
Name Eight or Stead and as a further Confirmation hereof 
I have hereunto set to my hand and affixed my Seal this 
Twenty Six Day of November in the Year of our Lord 
Christ Seventeen hundred and thirty five ' 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of 

Sam'l Undeehill William Willis (S) 

Jeeemiah Williams 

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Memorandum that on the 6th Day of apriel Anno 
Domini 1736 Then Samuel Underhill one of the within 
Subscribed Evedences Appeared before me David Jones 
(one of the Judges of ye Court of Common pleas for Queens 
County) and Solmnly Declared that he Saw the Within. 
Named William Willis Execute this Deed volentaryly which 
having Examiaed I allow to be Entered upon Record 

D Jones 

This Is a True Copey Taken out of the Origional and 
Compared the ninth Day of apriel anno Domi 1737 by Me 

MicAH Smith Clark 

To all Christian People to whom these presents writting 
Shall Come Greetting Know ye that Richard Dirfy of 
Hempstead In Queens County On Nassaw Island Yeaman 
Sendeth Greeting for and In Consideration of Sixteen , 



204 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEOOEDS. 

pound Currant Money of New York Unto him In hand 
paid by Micah Smith of ye Same place Yeaman the Eeseipt 
where of ye said Richard Dirfy Doth Acknowledge and 
himself therewith fully Satisfied Contented and payed & 
thereof and from Every part & persell there of for himself 
his Heirs Executors administrators and Every of them doth 
Eelese Acquitt and Discharge himself ye sd Eichard Dirfy 
his heirs. Executors administrators and Every of them for 
Ever by theses presents and for other good Causes and 
Considerations him ye sd Eichard Dirfey Especially Mov- 
ing he hath Given granted Bargained Alianed in fee simple 
Assigned Asured Sold and Confirmed and by these presents 
hath fully freely Clearly and Absolutely given Granted 
Bargained Aliened Asigned Asured Sold and Confirmed 
Unto him ye sd Micah Smith his heirs and assigns for 
Ever all that of one Certain Messuage or tract of Land 
with An Orchard upon itt Scuituate Lying and being In 
ye Bounds of Hempstead att Herricks Butted and Bounded 
as foUoweth Easwardly by Daniels pearsalls Land or Or- 
chard and South by Micah Smith Land and West and 
North by Henery pearsalls Land to have and to hold, the 
said granted and Bargained premises with all ye apperte- 

Page 39. 

nances Previledges profets Commoditys Heriditinients to 
ye Same belonging or any wise Appertaining to him ye 
said Micah Smith his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to there 
only proper Use Benefitt and behoof for Ever To have and 
to hold all and Singular ye above said Orchard and prem- 
ises with itt and Every of Itts Heriditements and Apperte- 
nances properly belonging to ye same Unto him ye said 
Micah Smith his heirs and Assigns for Ever to warrant and 
Defehd ye Said Micah Smith his Heirs Assigns in Quiet & 
peasable possestion of all and Singular ye Said granted 
premises Against any Lawfull Claim of any person or per- 
sons whatsoever In WittneES whereof I ye Said Eichaid 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 205 

Dirfey have hereunto Sefct my hand and Seal this fifth Day. 
oi August In ye Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven 
Hundread and thirty four 

Signed Sealed and his 

Delivered In jsresence of Kichard : E D : Dirfey (S) 

Peter Smith Mark. 

Herekiah Smith 

The Ear Mark of John Birdsall is a Crop of the off- Ear 
and a Nick under the same June 8th 1764 Which Mark 
belonged to his father 

Laurenpe Halstead Bar Mark a Crop of the off Ear and 
a Mck the fore Side the Near Ear Nov 1764 

William Seaman Ear Mark a Swallow fork the off Ear 
and a half penny Each Side the Same and a Latch the fore 
Side the Near Nov 1764 ' 

Daniel Deryee his Mark is a Slitt on Each Ear & a half 
penny under the off Ear Nov 1764 

Joseph Powell his Mark is a half penny Each Side the 
off Ear Nov 1764 

Kichard Smith his Mark is a Crop of the off Ear & a half 
penny Under the Same & a flower DLuce of the Near Ear 
Nov 1764 

Stephen Powell his Mark is a Swallow fork in the off Ear 
and a half penny the fore Side the Same and a Crop of ihe 
Near Ear Mar 6th 1765 

William Crooker his Mark is a Crop of the Near Ear and 
two Nicks under the off and a hole in the Same Dec 24th 
1764 

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To all people to whom these presents shall come greeting 
&c: Know ye that I Epheraim Cheesman of Hempstead 
In Queens County in his Maiesties province of New York 
for & In Consideration of ye Sum of two Hundred and 
forty pound Currant Money to me in hand before ye En- 



206 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

sealing here of well & truly paid by Jonatlian Hutchings 
Eobert HutcMngs and Caleb Morrill of ye town County 
and Province Afore Said ye Receipt where of I do hereby 
Acknowledge and my Self, their with fully Satisfied and 
Contented and there of & of Byery part and parcell thereof 
Do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye Said Jonathan 
Hutchings Eobert Hutchings and Caleb Morrill their Heirs 
Executors Administrators for Ever by theses presents Have 
Given Granted Bargained Sold AUiened Conveyed and 
Confirmed & by these presents do freely fully and Abso- 
lutely give grant bargain Sell Allien Convey and Confirm 
Unto them ye Said Jonathan Hutchings Eobert Hutchings 
and Caleb Morrell their Heirs and Assigns for Ever One 
Messuage Or tract of Land Situate Lying and being In ye 
Bound^ of Hempstead on ye North Side in ye County and 
province Afore said, Containing by Estimation Sixty Acres 
be itt More or Less Butbed and Bounded begiaing by ye 
highway that Leads to Cow Neck so Euning East wardly 
by Daniel pearsalls Land Untill You Come to ye East Side 
of that Feild which ye House Stands on then Euning some 
Eods North wardly by said Danel persalls Land to A 
Marked Chesnut tree then Easwardly to ye Corner of Dan- 
iel Pearsalls Land that Lyes by ye Highway that Leads to 
Searings, Then Northwardly by Daniel pearsalls to Thomas 
Williams Land then Weswardly by Thomas "Williams • and 
Eichard Seamans Land to a. White Oak Stump In a hallow 
be ye fence then Southward to ye high way and so by ye 
highway To ye place of begining, To have and to Hold the 
said Granted and Bargained premises with houses fences 
and with all ye Appurtenances previledges and Comoditys 
to ye Same belonging or In any Wise appertaining to them 
ye said Jonathan Hutchings and Eobert hutchings and 

Page 41. 

Caleb morrill Their Heirs and Assigns, for Ever to them 
and their only proper Use benifet and behoof forever and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 207 

I ye Said Epheraim Cheesman for me my heirs Executors 
Administrators Covenant promise and grant to and witli ye 
said Jonathan Hutchings Robert Hutchings and Caleb 
Morrill there heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing 
hereof I am ye true Sole and Lawfull Owner of ye above 
bargained prepiises and am Lawfully Seised & possessed 
of ye Same In Mine own proper Right as a Good perfect 
and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have 
In my Self good Right full power and Lawfjall Athoryty to 
grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm Said bargained 
premises In Manner as above said and that ye Said Jona- 
than Hutchings Robert Hutchings and Caleb morrill their 
Heirs and Assigns shall and May from time to time and att 
all times for ever here after by force and Virtue of theses 
presents Lawfully Peaceably and Quietly have hold Use 
Occupy possess and Inioy the said Demised and bargained 
premises with ye Appurtenances free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of from 
all and all maner of former and other Guifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowers Judgments Executions Incumberrances and Ex- 
tents further More I ye Said Epheraim Cheesman for my 
self my heirs Executors Administrators do Covenant and 
Engage ye above Demised premises to them ye above said 
Jonathan Hutchings Robert Hutchings & Caleb morrill 
their Heirs and Assigns Against ye Lawfull Claim or De- 
mands of Any person or persons whatsoever Here after to 
Warrant Secure and Defend And Es^er Cheesman ye 
Wife of me ye said Epheraim Cheesman doth by these 
freely Willingly give Yeild Up and Serrender all her Right 
of Dower and power of thirds of In and Unto ye above 
Demised premises Unto them ye paid Jonathan Hutchings 
Robert Hutchings and Caleb Morrill their heirs and as- 
signs where of wee have here Unto Set our hands and fixed 
Our Seals this Ninteenth Day of March one thousand Seven 
hundred and twenty five and In ye Eleventh Year of ye 



208 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Eeign of our Soveraign Lord Gorge of Great Brittan france 
& Ireland King &c 

Page 42'. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Epheeaim Cheesman (S) 

Bebent Vanwyck Mark 

Jacob Smith Estee :X: Cheesman (S) 

her 
August ye fifteenth 1737 the within Named Epheraim 
Cheesman personnally Appeared before Me Jacob Smith 
one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for Queens County 
and Acknowledged this to be his Volantary Act and Deed, 
taken and Acknowledged before Me ye Day and Year 
Above Written 

Jacob Smith J. P. 
A true Copy taken Out of ye Original and Compared ye 
] 5th Day of October 1737 by me 

Micah Smith Clark 

At the Bequest of Nehemiah Samons wee Peter Titus & 
John Williams two of the Commisionors Chosen for Laying 
out and Acertaining Highways in the Township of Hemp- 
stead having taking a vew of a Highway that Leads through 
the Lands of the Said Nehemiah Samons So going over the 
Swamp into the Eoad that runs by Benjamin Lesters House 
and it Appearing unto us that the Koad of Late Years has 
been butt very little used by reason of a New Highway 
Nigh by lately laid out much more Commodious & as it will 
Save the sd Samons a Considirable String of fence and 
their being butt few Objections Against Stopping the sd 
Way and those of very little weight we Do think it reason- 
able that it ought to be Stopped and wee do according to 
the power and Authority given us by the Laws of this 
province Allow the Said Highway to be Stopped up by the 
Said Nehemiah Sammons Not Debarring Benj'u Lester & 
Valentine H Peters and their Heirs and Assigns being own- 
ers of Certain Lands on the North West Side of the Swamp 



, HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 209 

from passing and Eepassing with Carriges &c to and from 
there Land Witness our hands at Hempstead the 6th Day 
of June 1764 

Petee Titt/s 
'John Williams 

Entr'd and Compar'd with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H Petees Clerk * 

Page 43. 

Know all men by these presents that I Caleb Seamans of 
Hempstead in Queens County in New York province Yea- 
man Have Made Ordained and Constituted my Trusty & 
well Respected friend Richard Durffee of ye, township of 
flushing In ye County Afore Said to be my true and Law- 
full Attorney for Me In my Name and by my Athority & 
for my use to Examipe & adjust Accompts with Mordecai 
Lester Administrator on ye personall Estate of my father 
Caleb Seamans Late of Hempsetad Deceased and with all 
other persons or person within ye Bounds of Hempstead 
having any Deniand on ye Estate of my sd Deceased Father 
and also to Enquire Into all Rights of Lands Meadows 
Commonages &c in ye Undivided Land of Hempstead or 
any other part of this province of New York is ought to be 
& are appertaining to me as being Heir att Law to my 
afore named Deceased father Caleb Seamans Hereby giv- 
ing & granting Unto my Said Attorney in my name my full 
power strength and Athority to ask Demand Levy Sue for 
Recover & for my Use to Receive & possestion In my 
name to take of all or any part or parts of ye Real and 
personall Estate of my Deceased father as may be found 
within this province of New York and alko to adjust Ac- 
compts with ye afore named admiijistrator or any other 
person or persons Claiming any Demands on ye Estate of 
my Deceased father and also to rebeive Debts where owing 
& payable to ye said Estate and I further hereby impower 
& athorise my Said Attorney for me & for my Use & in my 



210 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOBDS. 

Name tp make La"wfiill Sale of Any or all Lands Meadows 
Eights Whether Undevided or Divided as shall or May be 
found to Appertain to Me (by Virtue of being Heir att Law 
as afore to my Deceased Father Caleb Seamans) within 
the province Afore named here by giving and granting Unto 
my said Attorney my full power Strength and athority in 
my Name to Act & Do in the premises and Use & take all 
LawfuU ways and Means for to Eecover any Land Right 
of Lands or Meadows or other Rights whatsoever with in 
ye province of New York which Appertain to me and from 
me are kept & Detained by any person or persons, whatso- 
ever hereby giving my sd Attorney full power to Use and 
take in my Name AH LawfuU ways and Means for ye 
acomplishing the purposes Before named & finally all & 
Every Act and Acts thing & things Device and Devices in 
ye Law Needfull to be Done in ye premises as fully Large- 
ly and amply to all Intents and purposes As I my Self 

Page 44. 
might or Could do were I personally present or as if ye 
Matter Required more Specially Athority and Attorneys 
one or more under him for ye purposes Aforesaid to ordain 
and Constitute and again, att plesure to Revoke hereby 
holding for firln and Effecttuall all & Every thing My sd 
Attorney shall Lawfully Do in ye premises by Vertue here 
of In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand 
and Seal this Seventeenth Day of September Anno Que 
Domini Seventeen hundread thirty Seven 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Caleb Seamans (S) 

Adeies Onderdonck Jun 
"Wm Buech 
Memo'd September ye 19th Anno 1737 Queens County 
Then personally Appeard before Me Andreas Onderdonk 
Esqs one of his Maiesties Justices for Queens County As- 
signed ye Within Named Caleb Seamans and Acknowledge 
yt Within Written Instrument to be his Volantary Act and 
Deed Andeeas Onderdonck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 211 

The Ear Mark of William Smiti. is a Slope under Each 
Ear & a half penny the fore Side Each the DoLap Cut 
Downwards Entr'd May the 11 1764 

The Ear Mark of John Birdsall is a Crop of the off Ear 
& a Nick under the Same it being the Mark his father Gave 
Entr'd May 22 1764 

The Ear Mark of James Birdsall is a Crop of the off Ear 
& a Nick under Each Enter'd May 22 d 1764 

The Mark of Oliver Birdsall is two Nicks under the off 
Ear & a Nick under the Near Ear May 22 D 1764 

Nov 2d 1764 The Ear Mark of Jacob Vanostrandts is a 
Slitt in Each Ear & a hole in the Near Ear 

April 2 1765 Eobert Mitchell his Ear Mark is a Swal- 
low fork in the off Ear & a hole in the Near Bar & a half 
penny the fore Side the Same 

Eobert Mitchell Ju his Mark is a half penny under Bach 
Ear & a hole in the Near Bar 

Ben Akerley his Bar Mark is a Crop in the Near Ear & a 
Swallow fork in the off & a half penny under ye Same 

Page 45. 

This Indenture Made this Sixteenth Day of Aprill In ye 
Tear of our Lord Seventeen Hundxead and thirty three By 
and Between Abel Smith of ye township of Hempstead in 
Queens County in New York province Yeaman and Debo- 
rah his Wife of ye one part and Henry Allen of ye Said 
township of Hempstead Yeaman of ye Other part Wittnes- 
seth that ye said Abell Smith & Dteborah his Wife for and 
In Consideration of ye Sum of Sixteen Hundread and fifty 
Pound New York Money to them In hand paid before ye 
Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents ye Receipt 
whereof they doe hereby Acknowledge & themselves to 
be there with fully Satisfied and Contented and thereof & 
therefrom and of and from every .part and parcell thereof 
Do by theses presents forever Acquit Exonerate and Dis- 



212 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

I 

charge him ye said Henry Allen his Heirs Executors and 
Administrators have given Granted Bargained Sold AUie- 
netd Enffeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents Do freely fully and Absolutely Give grant 
bargain Sell Allien Enffeoff Assure Convey and Confirm 
Unto him ye sd Henry Allen his Heirs and assigns for 
Ever one Certain Mfessuage and Tract or farm of Land 
Scituate - Lying and being On Msld-Nans Neck (otherwise 
great Neck) in the afore Named Township of Hempstead 
and is Butted and Bounded As followeth Viz Begining att 
ye Water side at ye North West Corner by ye Land of 
Daniel Kissam & Bounded by his Land North Wardly & 
Running from ye sd Corner Easterly as ye fence now runs 
Between ye Land of ye said Abell Smith & ye Land of 
Daniel Kissam till itt Comes to ye Swamp & so Into ye 
Swamp till itt Meets with Gorge Huletts Line and so 
Bounded In ye Swamp by ye sd Huletts Line till itt Comes 
to ye Upland & on ye Upland Bounded Esterly partly by 
ye Land of ye said Gorge Hulett as ye fence Now stands 
and partly by Land of Joseph Williams and Land of Bob- 
ert Mitchell as ye fence Now stands and Bounded Souther- 
ly by ye Aliens Land as ye fence Now stands to ye Mill 
pond and to ye Creek & so by ye Creek to ye Bay & by ye 
Bay Westerly to ye place we first begun Att, Containing 
two Hundread and Seventy Acres or there Abouts be ye 
same More or less Together with all Houses out houses 
barns Stables Orchards Gardens Woods Under Woods 
Ways paths Easments & all and Every other Apperten- 
ance privilege and Convenancy to ye same belonging or in 
any wise appertaining knowen taken or Eeputed to be 
part percell or Member thereof with ye Reversions and 
Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof To Have 

Page 46. 

and to hold the said Granted Land & Premises with all 
and Every of ye Appertenances previledges and Commo- 
ditys to Same belonging with ye Reversion and Rever- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 213 

sions Remainder and Eemainders thereof Unto Him ye 
sd Henry AUyne to liim his Heirs & Assigns for ever to 
his and their own proper Use benefitt and behoof for ever 
and ye sd Abell Smith & Deborah his Wife for them selves 
their heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant 
premise grant and Agree to and with ye sd Henry AUene 
his Heirs and Assigns by theses presents that att or Imedi- 
ately before ye Ensealing hereof they are the tru sole and 
LawfuU Oners of ye above bargained and Granted premises 
and stand Lawfully iSeized and possesed of ye Same in their 
own Eight as a Good perfect and absolute Estate of In- 
heritance In fee Simple and have In their Selves Good 
Eight full power and Just and Lawful athority to give 
grant Bargain Sell Alien Enffeeoff. Asure Convey and Con^ 
firm the same in as Above Said - and that ye said -Henry 
AUyne his Heirs and Assignes Shall and may from time to 
time and att all times forever here after by Virtue of theses 
presents Lawfully peaceably and Quietly have hold Use 
Occupy posses and Enjoy ye same free and Clear & freely 
& Clearly, Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and 
from all and Every other former Gift Grant Bargain Sale 
Lease Will Entail Joynture Dowrie Judgment Execution 
Extent Encumbrance or trouble whatso Ever and ye sd 
Abel Smith Doth farther Covenant and Bind Himself his 
Heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them- 
selves firmly by theses presents to Warrant and Defend ye 
above Bargained and Granted premises and Every part 
theirof Unto him ye said Henry Allyne his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever Against ye Just and LawfuU Claim or 
Claims of any person or persons whatsoever In Wittness 
whereof ye said abel Smith and Deborah his Wife have 
Hereunto sett their hands, and Seals ye Day and Year first 
above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Abel Smith (S) 
In presence of Debokah Smith (S) 

Wm Betbch 
John Allyne 



214 hempstead town records. 

Page 47. 

Queens County Memberandom on the twenty fourth 
Day of May 1733 then Came je Within Named , Abel 
Smith and Deborah his "Wife personally Before Me Isaac 
Hicks Judge of ye Court of Common Pleas of Queens 
County and Acknowledged ye within Instrument to be 
there free and VoUantary Act and Deed and finding No 
Eaisor No Interlination I alow this Deed to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

To the Commistioners and Asserters of ye publick high 
ways and Roads for ye township of Hempstead Whereas 
their is A Certain High Way that Leads from Westbury to 
ye head of Hempstead Harbour and the Said High Way 
Now Leadeth between Jacob Vails Land that he had of his 
father Obediah Vail and ye land he purchased of Henry 
Willis'es Extor's and Silas Willis'es Extor's to that as ye 
path Now Goeth it Seperates his land and Also goeth 
Down A pritty long hill, Now we ye Subscribers do de- 
sire and Request You .that Yould come and Veiw the prem- 
ises and stop up ye present High Way at ye place Above 
sd & in Leiw their of to Lay Out and Open A High Way 
upon ye East End & North side of ye land that ye Afore 
Named Extor's Sold to ye sd Jacob Vail and that ye Way 
do Join to ye W^st Side of Samuel Titas Land this place 
Being Much more Commodious for ye publick " and No 
Ways prejuditial to any In so doing you will oblige Your 
Petitioners October ye 12 1745 

John Willis Robert Titas Rich'd Vail 

Rich'd Titas Jacob Vail Will Titas 

Will WiUis Jacob Titas Sam Willis Jur 

Samuel Willis Tho Pearsall Will Loines 

Peter Titas jur Nat: Seamans Jur John Pbst 

Rich'd Willis - ' 

We the Commissioners of the Above said high ways have 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 215 

Laid out and Confirmed ye High way as above Eequested 
by the petitioners This : 4: Day of November 1745 

Joseph Mott 

SOLOMAN SeAMANS 

Page 48. 
This Indenture made the Sixteenth Day of May in the 
Year of our Lord Seventeen hundread and thirty Eight 
Between peter Smith Sener of Hempstead in Queens Coun- 
ty Yeaman and Ester his Wife (Signifyed as a party to 
theses presents by Signing Sealing and Executing ye same) 
of ye onp part and peter Smith Jun of ye Same place Yea- 
man of ye Other part, Wittnesseth that ye said Peter Smith 
Sener for and in Consideration of ye Sum of five Hundread 
and fifty Pounds LawfuU Money of New York to him Paid 
The Receipt ye Said peter Smith Sener Doth hereby Ac- 
knowledge and him self to be therewith fully Satisfyed Con- 
tented and paid and there of and there from and of & from 
Every part & parcell there of Doth hereby forever Acquit 
Exonerate Eelease & Discharge him the sd peter Smith Jun 
and his heirs Executors Admrs and Every of them hath 
Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Remised Released 
Asured and Confirmed and by theses presents Doth Give 
Grant Bargain Sell Aliene Remise Release Assure ami 
Confirm unto him ye Said peter Smith and his Heirs and 
Assigns, All that one Certain Messuage Tenement percell 
of Land and premises Scituate Lying & being partly in ye . 
Town Ship of Hempstead and partly Li ye town Ship of 
flushing in ye County Afore Said Containing About one 
Hundread and fifty Acres be ye Same More or Less Bound- 
ed Northerly by a High Way Leading' from ye Great plains 
to ye township of Hempstead afore said towards ye Town 
of Jamacia in ye Same County, Westardly by Hendrick 
Barnes, Southerly partly by Antony Demott and partly by 
Remsons Land, Easterly partly by Hendrick Outer, Berent 
Van Nostrandt and ye Great plains afore said being ye 
Messuage Tenement tract of Land and' premises which did 
formerly belong unto peter Stringham Late of flushing 



216 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

afore Said Late Deseased and Since Conveyed Unto James 
Stringliam and Ms Assigns Under the hands and Seals of 
Anne Stringham Thomas, Samuel and William Stringham 
ye Sister and Brothers of ye Said James Stringham for a 
-Certain Consideration therein Mentioned Dated ye fifteenth 
Day of May in ye Year of our Lord Ses^enteen Hundred 

Page 49. 
and twenty Nine Eefferance being their unto had ye Same 
' May More fully and Amply appear and Since the Same 
Messuage Tenement Tract of Land and premises and Every 
part & percell thereof was Convey'd Unto ye Said peter 
Smith Senn and his Assigns Under ye hands and Seal of 
ye Said James Strinham and Elisabeth his Wife by Deed 
Dated ye twenty first Day of March in the Year of Our 
Lord Seventeen Hundread and thirty four As by ye Same 
Relation thereunivo being had Will more Amply apear to- 
gether with all and, Singular ye Edifices Buildings houses 
Out houses Barns Stables Orchards fences pastures Gar- 
dens Wells Water Water Courses trees Timber Rights 
priviledges Benifets Advantages Easments Immunitys heri- 
ditiments and Every of their Appertenances belongings Or 
Appertaining to ye Said Premises Lands Messuage and 
Tenements With all and Singular yQ Estate Right title Use 
Trust property possestion Claim and Demand What soever 
of ye Said peter Smith Senn or his Heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Assigns With ye Revertion and Reversions 
Remaind and Remainders thereof and ye Rents ISuws & 
profits of ye Same and of Every part and percell there of 
With all Deeds Evidence Writings Records & Minuments 
touching or Conserning ye Same or any part or percell 
their of To have and to hold all & Singular ye Said farm 
Messuage Tenement Tract of Land & Premises with Every 
their Appertenes hereby before Mentioned Granted Re-' 
mised & Released or intended to be hereby Granted Re- 
mised & Released unto him ye Said peter Smith Jun and 
to his Heirs & Assigns to ye only proper Use Benefit and 
Behoof of him ye said peter Smith In and to his Heirs and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 217 

Assigns and ye said peter Smith Sen for him self, his heirs 
Executors and Admrs and Every of them Doth hereby 
Covenant promise and grant & agree to & with the Said 
peter Smith Jun and his Heirs and Assigns In Manner and 
form following That is to Say That he ye Said peter Smith 
Sener att ye Time of Ensealing & Delivering of theses pje- 
sents Was ye true Sole and LawfuU oner of all and Singu- 
lar ye afore Mentioned premises and had In hjmself good 
Eight full power and LawfuU Atho'rity to Sell Convey and 
Dispose of ye Same and of Every part and percel thereof 
in Maner and form as afore Said and Also that it Shall and 
may be LawfuU for him ye Said peter Smith Jun and his 

Page 50. . 

Heirs and Assigns from time to time and att all times here- 
after peasably and quietly to have hold Use Occupy and 
enjoy the Said Messuage tenement Tract of Land and 
premises With their Appertenances With out ye Lett Suit 
Trouble Eviction or Molestation of him ye Said peter 
Smith Sen or his Heirs Exe'tor Adinrs : Assigns As also 
that ye Same Messuage Tenement Land and premises are 
free and Clear from all Manner of Intanglements or Incum- 
berances What Soever Lastly ye Said peter Smith Sen ye 
before Hereby Granted and Bargained Messuage Tene- 
ment tract of Land and premises With every there Appe- 
tenances and Every part parcel and Member thereof Unto 
him ye Said peter Smith Jun and his Assigns Against 
ye Lawful Claim'es or pretences of all and all manner of 
persons and persons Claiming the Same or Any part their- 
of Shall and WiU Warrant and by theses presents forever 
Defend In Wittness whereof ye Said peter Smith and 
Hester his Wife have hereunto Sett their Hands and Seals 
ye Day and Year herein first Written 
Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Peteb Smith (S) 

Jonathan VallanTine her 

Gee'h'ds Clowes Hester :S: Smith (S) 

Mark 



218 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EBCOEDS. 

Memorandom that on' ye fifteenth Day of May In ye 
Year of Our Lord Seventeen Hundread , and thirty Eight 
Came before Me peter Smith ye Grantee Within Named 
and Acknowledged the Within Instrument to be his Volan- 
tary Act and D6ed their are no Interlinations In, there- 
fore Lett ye be Recorded 

Acknowledged before Me Thomas Hicks Eque one of ye 
Judges of ye Court of Common Pleas the Day above 

T Hicks Judge 

Enter A true Copy' taken Out of ye Original and Com- 
par'd ye 20th Day of June 1738 

by MiCAH Smith Clark 

Page 51. 

Know 4ll men by these presents that I Jonas wood Be- 
longing To the Town of Huntingtown In ye County of Suf- 
folk Doe by These presents reseine up all my Bight in a 
propriety with a blanck that was my Granf ather Edmun 
Wood belonging to ye Town of Hempstead in the queens 
County Upon ye Island of Nasaw I Say Doe by these 
presents Besigne Up all my Bight Title and Interest prop- 
erty & Demand To ye Afore mentioned propriety and 
Blank Belonging to the Same from me my Heirs Execu- 
tors admrs or Assigns forever Unto William Willis of 
Hempstead in Queens County i To him his heirs Execu- 
tors admrs and Assigns forever I the afore sd Jonas Wood 
Do own to have Beleast ye afore sd propriety withall 
Priveledges thereunto Belonging as Also an Equalpart of 
all ye Undivided Lands In the Bounds of Hempstead Be- 
longing to ye Said propriety & Blank as allso An equall 
^part of ye Divisions on ye plains & what other Eight and 
Priviledge may belong to ye Afore, mentioned premises 
Excepting ye Hollows on ye plaines and ye home Lott As 
Wi'ttness my Hand As having Reseaved Satisfaction for ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EBCOEDS. 219 

Same this fifteentli Day of June And In ye Year of our 
Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ten 

Sealed and Deliyered 

In the presence of us JoNAs Wood (S) 

Jeeemiah Hobaet 
John Katcham ' 
Abiel Titus 

Memorandum that on ye 12th Day of March Annoy 
Domini 1710-11 Abiell Titus and Jeremiah Hobard Two of 
The Witnesses to the within written Deed of Eelease par- 
sonally. Appeared before me John Wicks one of her niajes- 
ties Justices of The peace for Suffolk County Assigned and 
Declared that they Saw the within named Jonas Wood 
Signe and actially Seal the within Written Deed of Eelease 

Left' John Wickes 

A True Copy of the original Taken and Compaired this 
13th Day of November Annoy Domini 1738 by me 

MiOAH Smith 
Page 52. 

Queens County YSs Whereas Caleb Cornall Joseph 
Thome Thomas Cornall Hennery AUyn four of his Majes- 
tys Justices of ye Peace Whereof one is of, ye QUorom for 
ye County afore Said having heard and Examined ye 
Matter in Differance between Joseph. Dodge an Apprintice 
to Jeremiah Dodge and itt Appearing to us upon Oath that 
ye said Jeremiah Dodge hath not-allow'd his sd Apprintice 
Sufficient Meat We Do therefore for ye Cause afore said 
Discharge ye Said Joseph Dodge from his said Apprintice 
ship and Do hereby Under our Respective hands and Seals 
pronounce and Declare that ye Said Joseph Dodge is Dis- 
charged from his being any Longer an Apprintice to his 



220 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 

Said Master As Wittness our hands and Seals this 2th 

Day of November 1738 

Caleb Coknall (S) 
Joseph Thoene (S) 
Thomas Coenall (S) 
Heneey AjjLYn (S) 

November ye 2th Day 1738 then Eecorded by 

MicAH Smith. 

Page 53. 

Wharas Trnstum Dodge of Cow Neck in ye Township of 
Hempstead did on ye twenty first Day of May in ye year 
of Christ Seventeen Hundread and thirty Seven put his 
son Joseph Dodge An Apprintice to Jerimiah Dodge Ju of 
ye Same Place and with him to Live As an Apprintice 
untill ye third Day of June Seventeen Hundread and forty 
two As by ye Said Indentures may More att Large Appear 
Relation being thereunto had and ye sd Jeremiah Dodge 
During ye sd time were to Learn ye sd Joseph Dodge ye 
trade & Mistery of A Black Smith and also During ye sd 
time to find him Sufficient Meat and Appearel but ye 
sd Apprintice did some time In ye Latter Part of October 
or in ye fore part of November Seventeen hundread and 
thirty Eight Comeplain that his sd Master had not allowed 
him Sufficient Meat upon which ye sd Jerimiah Dodge and 
Trustum Dodge did Refer ye same Unto Caleb Cornall 
Joseph Thome Tho : Cornall & Henry AUyn and they 
being of Opinion that ye sd Apprintice Ought to be 
Discharged, did accordingly order ye sd Apprintice to be 
Discharged but ye Sd Jerimiah not being Satisfied there- 
with ye sd Jerimiah and ye sd Trustum to prevent trouble- 
some & vexatious Suits Conserning sd Aprintice did Joynt- 
ly Agree On ye Second Day of Jeneuary Last to Refer ye 
sd diference Concerning ye said Apprintice tJnto Thomas 
Pearsall Joseph Wood and Richard Mott, as by ye Bonds of 
Arbitration may More att Large Appear, Relation being 
thereunto had, We therefore whose Names are hereunto 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 221 

Subscribed and Seals Affixed Arbitrators Named and Cho- 
sen as afore sd having heard ye AUygations as Well as ye 
sd Trustum as of ye Said Jerimiah and by what Evidence 
Appeared to Us itt did not Appear to Us that he was Soe 
poorly provided for as has been Reported; but was keept as 
well as many Other Apprintices who served Out their time 
but sd Master being a young beginer We think he did not 
, provide soe plenty of Varietys as ye Apprintice was Used to 
have Att his fathers table but itt appears to Us that their 
is soe much Annomositys and Strife Between said Master 

I Page 54. 

& Apprintice that we Judge itt not Conveniant or best for 
them to Live togather and that Love and Amity may In- 
crease between them We do there fore in persuance of ye 
sd Bonds of Arbitration & Power Given Us Order Award 
Arbitrate & Determine that ye sd Apprintice be and shall 
remain Fully Discharged from his sd Master and in Leiue 
of ye time ye sd Apprintice had to serve his sd Master' or 
had to serve his sd Master from ye time of his first Depart- 
ure from him ye sd trustum Dodge Do pay or Cause to be 
paid unto ye sd Master Jerimiah Dodge the Sum of thir- 
teen pounds ten shillings new york Money and that on or 
before ye first day of may Next Ensuing ye Date hereof 
and on payment there of ye sd Master shall deliver up to 
sd trustum ye Indenture he Hath for sd Apprintice And 
we further Order that ye sd Master keep what Cloaths, ye 
sd A-pprintice Left att his house att ye time of his departure 
from him In Wittness wherof We have here Unto Set our 
hands and fixed our Seals this twenty sixth Day of febru- 
ary In ye Year of Christ Seventeen Hundread and thirty 
Eight, nine. 

Signed & Sealed by Us Thomas peabsall (S) 

Joseph Wood (S) 
Rich'd Mott (S) 

A true Copy taken out of ye Original and Comepared ye 

28th of May 1739 by me 

Micah Smith Clark 



222 hempstead town becoeds. - 

Page 55. 

A Eecord of Joseph Kissams Deed from Tkomas Barker 
TMs Indenture Made tMs seventh Day of Angust In ye 
Year of Our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundread thirty five 
By and Between Thomas Barker of Cow Neck In ye Towjq 
ship of Hempstead In Queens County In New York Pro- 
vince Yeaman and Mary his Wife of ye one part and Jo- 
seph Kissam of ye Said place Yeaman, of ye other party, 
Wittnesseth that ye Said Thomas Barker and Mary his 
Wife for and in Consideration of ye Sum of four Hundread 
and thirty pounds Currant Money of New York to them in 
hand paid before ye Ensealing hereof, by Joseph Kissam 
Afore Named the Receipt whereof ye sd Thomas Barker 
and Mary do hereby Acknowledge and them selves to be 
there with fully Satisfyed and Contented & there of & their 
from and of and from every part & percell thereof by theses 
presents Do for Ever Acquit Exonerate and Discharge him 
ye Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators. Have Given Granted Bargained Sold AUianated 
Enfeeoffed Asur'd Convey'd & Confirmed and .by theses pres- 
ents. Do freely fully and absolutely Give Grant Bargain 
Sell Allien enffeeoff Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him 
ye Said Joseph Kissam All that one Certain Messuage & 
plantation of theirs Scituated and being on Cow Neck 
Afore Said Near Joseph Lathams Mill pond and is butted 
and Bounded as foUoweth Viz : Begining by ye mill pond 
by ye fence that now is Between this said Land and Wil- 
liam Hutchings and soe Euning thence as ye fence Now 
Stands or Buns that is Between this Said Land and Will 
Hutchings to a Chestnut tree being Capt John Sands Cor- 
ner tree so thence boutided East something Nortwardly 
partly by Capt John Sands Land partly by Joshua Car- 
mans Land and partly by ye Land of Daniel Kissam De- 
seast thence Bounded Northwardly and Westwardly by ye 
Land or Joseph Kissam to y6 Mill pond thence Bounded 
Southly by ye MiU pond to ye fence wee first begun att 



hempstead town ,eecoeds. 223 

Page 56. 

Containing One Hundred and fifty Acres or their abouts be 
ye same more or Less To gather with all Houses out 
Houses Barns Orchards Gardens Rivers Riverletts Brooks 
or Streams of "Water Water Courses pasteures Meadows 
Marrishes fences Timber trees Woods Under Woods and 
all and Every other Appertenances priveledge Convenian- 
cy and Commodity- to ye Same belonging or in any ways 
Appertaing (AUways excepting for prized and Reserved out 
of this Grant unto Thomas Barker his Heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators and Assigns for Ever ye Use of twenty foot 
Square of ye sd Land for A byrying place ye South Side 
ye Old Orchard itt being ye Byrying place of i ye family of 
ye Barkers.) To have and to hold ye above Messuage & 
plantation with all and Every Appertenance priveledge 
Convenancy and Commodity their Unto Belonging known 
taken or Reputed to be part percell or Member theirof with 
ye Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders there- 
of (Except as before ye Use of twenty foot Square In ye 
Old orchard for A Burying Place.) Unto him ye sd Joseph 
Kissam his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their Own 
proper Use Benif et and behoof for Ever and ye sd Thomas 
and Mary for them Selves and their Heirs Executors & ad- 
ministrators & Every of them Doth Covenant promise grant 
& Agree with ye sd Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns 
by theses presents that before ye Ensealing hereof they Are 
the true Sole and Lawfull Oners of ye Above Bargained 
Premises and Stand Lawfully Seized & possessed of ye 
Same in their Own proper Right as a good perfect & Abso- 
lute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple and that they have 
in them selves good Right full power and Lawfull Athority, 
to Give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Enfeeoff Assure Convey 
& Confirm the Same in Manner as Above said and that ye 
Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns shall and may 
from time to time & att all tim^s for Ever here after by 
Virtue of theses presents Lawfully peacably & Quietly have 



224 HEMPSTEAD TOWN E^COEDS. 

hold. Use Occupy possess Injoy the Same free and Clear 
and freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated & discharged 

Page 57. 

of and from All & every other former Gift Grant Bargain 
Sale Lease Mortgage Will Entail Joynture Dowrye Judg- 
ment Extent Execution Incupibrances or trouble Whatso- 
ever and ye sd Thomas Barker Doth further by Theses 
presents Covenant & bind himself his Heirs Executors, And 
Administrators & Every of them to Warrant and Defend 
the Above Granted & Bargained premises Unto him ye 
Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Against ye 
Just & Lawfull Claim or Claims of person or persons What 
soever In Wittness Where of the sd Thomas Barker and 
Mary his Wife have hers Unto Sett hands & Seals ye Day 
and Year first Above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Thomas Baekee (S) 

John Sweeting Mary Baekee (S) 

Wm Buech , 

Queens County April the 27th Anno 1736 
Then personally Appeared before Mee Joseph thorne 
Esqr one of his Majestys Justices of or ye County Afore 
Said the Within Named Thomas Barker and Acknowledged 
ye Within Written Instrument to be his Volantary & Deed 
and att ye Same time Mary Barker his Wife Within Nam- 
ed Came before Me and being by Mee privately Examined 
Acknowledged the Within Instrument to be her Valantary 
Act and Deed With out any threatnings or Compulsions. of 
her said Husband Enforcing his threats 

* Joseph Thoene 

Page 58. 

This Indenture Made this Eleventh Day of Marclj In ye 
Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundread twenty seven 
by and Between Jonathan Whitehead of ye Township of 
Hempstead In Queens County in New York Province Esqr 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 225 

and Sarah his Wife of ye one part & Joseph Kissam of ye 
sd Township of Hempstead Teaman, of ye Other part Witt- 
nesseth that ye sd Jonathan Whitehead and Sarah his Wife 
for and In Consideration of ye Sum of Six Hundread and 
Seventy pounds New York Money to them or one of them 
In hand paid before ye Execution of theses presents by ye 
afore Named Joseph Kissam ye Eeceipt whereof they ye 
sd Jonathan & Sarah Doe hereby Acknowledge & them 
Selves to be therewith fully Satisfied and contented & 
thereof and therefrom and of and from Every part and per7 
cell thereof Do by theses presents forever Acquit Exonerate 
& Discharge him ye sd Joseph Kissam his Heirs Executors 
& Administrators, they ye sd Jonathan & Sarah have Given 
granted Bargained Sold Allianated Enffeoffed Assured & 
Confirmed and by theses presents Doe freely fully and Ab- 
solutely Give grant Bargain Sell Allien Enffeoff Assure and 
Confirm Unto him ye said Joseph Kissam his Heirs & As- 
signs forever one Certain Messuage farm^ or plantation of 
Land Scituate Lying and being on Cow Neck In ye Afore 
Named Township of Hempstead It being on ye West Side 
of ye Said Neck & Containing two Hundred forty two Acres 
& A half It being -ye one half part of a Certain formor 
plantation f orinerly belonging to Capt Tho Hicks and Ser- 
vey'd by Samuel Clows Serveyor ye sd two hundread forty 
two Acres & half being Butted and bounded As foUoweth 
Viz Westerly by Cow bay Southerly by Gildersleaves Creek 
or ye Mill pond & Land of Tho Barker Easterly by Cow 
neck Middle Line Northerly by ye half part of ye said 
first named farm or plantation Togather with all ye Build- 
ings Edifices Houses out houses Barns Stables Orchards 
Gardens Waters Water Corses Ways paths Easements & 
all & Every other Appertenance priviledge or Convenances 
To the same belonging or to Any part Member or percell 
thereof To have and to hold ye said two hundread forty 
two Acres & half (Excepting about a Quarter of an acre 
formerly Convey'd by Jacob Doughty to Tho : Waters) with 
aU ye priveledges Conveniances & appertenances to ye 



226 hempstead town eecokds. 

Page 59. 

Same belonging Or In any ways Appertaining with ye Ee- 
vertion and Eevertions Remainder & Eeinainders there of 
unto him ye Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever to his and their only proper Use Benifit & behoof for 
Ever and ye said Jonathan & Sarah, for them selves their 
Heirs Executors & administrators Doe promise Coveinant 
and Grant to and with ye sd Joseph Kissam his Heirs and 
Assigns that before the Execution here of they are the true 
Sole and Lawful! Owners of ye sd premises & stand Law- 
fully Seized of ye Same In their own proper Eight as a 
good perfect & Absolute Estate of Inheritance In fee simple 
and have In them selves Good Eight full power and Law- 
full Athority to Give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Enffeo£f 
Assure and Confirm the Same In Manner As afore sd and 
that ye Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs & Assigns shall and 
May from time to time and att all times for Ever here after 
by Virtue hereof Lawfully peacably and Quietly have hold. 
Use Occupy possess & Enjoy ye sd Demised and Bargained 
premises free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted 
Exonerated & Discharged of and from all and Every other 
former Guifts grant Bargain Sale Lease Will Entiaill Joynture 
Dowry Judgment Extent Encumbrances and trouble what 
soEver and ye Said Jonathan and ^ Sarah Do further Cove- 
nant and Oblige themselves that att any time or times here 
after att ye Eequest of him ye Said Joseph Kissam his 
Heirs and Assigns and att his or their proper Cost they 
the sd Jonathan & Sarah Will Execute Such Instrument or 
Instruments In Writting for ye better Conveyance of ye 
Said Land and premises as ye sd Joseph Kissam or his 
Heirs and assigns his and their Counsel Lerned in ye Law 
Shall Advise and ye sd Jonathan and Sarah Do further 
Covenant amd Bind themselves their Heirs and Assigns 
firmly by theses presents to Warrant and Defend ye abGve 
Barg ained premises & Every part thereof Unto him ye sd 
Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns Against the Just and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, ^27 

Lawfull Claim or Claims of any person or persons what 
soever In Wittness whereof ye sd Jonathan and Sarah 
have here Unto Sett their hands and Seals ye Day and 
Year first above Written 

. Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of ' Jona'th Whitehead (S) 

Benjamin Whitehead Sarah Whitehead (S) 
Tho Star Treadwell 
Wm Burch 

September ye twenty seventeen thirty three then Came 
ij'e within named Jonathan Whitehead personally before 
Me Isaac Hicks first Judge of ye Court of Common pleas 
of Queens County and acknowledged ye Within Written 
Instrument to be his free Volantary Act and Deed finding 
no Razor Nor Interlination alow this Deed to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Entered and Compatred by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Page 60. 

This Indenture Made this first Day of Aprill In ye Tear 
of Our Lord Seventeen Hundread and forty betwen Richard 
Elison of Hempstead in Queens County on ye Island of 
Nassaw Yeaman of ye one part, and Richard Elison Juner 
his son of ye same place on ye other part Wittnesseth that 
the Said Richard Elison Sen for and in Consideration of ye 
Sum of one hundread pounds Lawful Money in hand paid 
by ye said Richard Elison Jur before ye Ensealing hereof 
the receipt -of which Sum of Money the sd Richard Elison 
Sen Doth hereby acknowledge and for other Lawful! 
Causes him theirunto Moving he ye Said Richard Elison 
hath given granted bargained Sold Aliened Enfeofed and 
Confirmed and by theses presents Doth give grant bargain 
Sell Alien Enfeof and Confirm unto him ye sd Richard 
Elison Jur and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever A Certain 
tract of Land Containing one hundread Acres More or Less 



228 - HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Scuituate Lying between ye path that Euns from William 
Lioyn's to ye harbour and Lewis old path In ye North 
Woods to have and to hold ye Said tract of Land with ye 
Heriditiments and appertenances and also all my Land and 
Meadows with my Eights and Commonages that Doth any 
ways belong Unto Me within the township of Hempstead 
what soever to have and to hold the same with their 
Appertenances Unto him ye sd Eich'd Elison Jur and his 
Heirs and Assigns to ye only Use and behoof for Ever and 
ye sd Eichard Elison Sen for him self and his Heirs and 
Assigns in Manner following that is to say that ye sd here- 
by Granted Lands and premises are free from all manner of 
Incumberances what soever and that he ye sd Eichard 
Elison Sen and his heirs the Above hereby granted Lands 
and premises with Every of their Apertenances, Unto him 
ye said Eichard Elison Jun and his Heirs and Assigns 
against all Manner of persons Lawfully Claiming ye Same 
or any part their of Shall and will Warrant and for Ever by 

, Page 61. 

theses presents Defend In Wittness whereof the above 
said Eichard Elison have Hereunto fixed his hand and Seal 
the Year and Day first Above Written 
Signed Sealed and Delivered his 

In the presence of Us Eichaed :E: Ellison Se. (S) 
PETER Titus Junee Mark 

his 
John :X: Combs 

Mark ' 

Memorand August ye 21th Day 1740 then personally 
Appeared ye Within Named Eichard Ellison before Me 
Micah Smith one of his Majestys Justices of ye Court of 
Common Pleas held for Queens County and did Declare 
this Instrument to be his free Volantary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 
Entered and Compared with ye original by 

Micah Smith Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 229 

July ye 16 1763 Aplication being made By a Consider- 
able Number of the freeholders of the Township of Hemp- 
stead to us John Williams and Peter Titus for to Lay out a 
way a cross the plains Beginning at the plain Edge between 
Joseph • Cheesman and.Johii Sniith So running Southerly 
along the hallow on the west side of, Joseph Cheesman 
fence as the path now goes so along the west side of Bpe- 
netus Piatt's plain Lott untill it Comes to the forrow Boad 
and from thenc under the foot of the hill on the west side 
of the hallow upon a straight line Untill it Comes to a Cer- 
tain Bunch of Small Bushes now stands at the Edge of 
Thomas Stringhams fence near the Lowest part of the 
Hallow thence turning westerly up the hill as the path now 
goes untill it Comes to the House of 'Ben Flowers wee tak- 
ing a view of the same do think proper to allow the sanie 
and According to the power Given us wee do Lay out the 
same four rods wide as Wittness our hands 

John Williams 
Petee Titus 

Page 62. 

This Indenture made the first Day of December in ye 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundread and 
Thirty Eight between Joyles Seamans of Hempstead In 
Queens County and Letitia his Wife Signifyed as a party 
hereunto by Signing and Delivering of je" Same of ye one 
part and Peter. Smith Juner of flushing in ye County above 
said Teaman on ye other part Wittnesseth that ye said 
Joyles Seamans for and In Consideration of the Sum of 
twenty Eight pounds New York money to him well and 
truly in hand paid or Secured to be paid att and before ye 
Ensealing and Delivering of theses presents the Eeceipt 
whereof he Doth hereby Acknowledge and himself to be 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented ancj paid and their of 
and of Every part and percel thereof Doih Hereby forever 
Acquit Exonerate Eelease and Discharge him ye said peter 



230 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Smitli and his Heirs and Assigns Hath Given granted Bar- 
gained Sold AUiened Eemised Eeleased Atssured and Con- 
firmed and by theses presents Doth Give Grant Bargain 
Sell Alien Bemise Belease Assure and Confirm unto him ye 
said peter Smith and his Heirs and Assigns, All That the* 
Equal Moiety or haK part of a Certain Lott of Meadow 
Ground Containing Ten Acres be ye same more or Less 
Scituate Lying and being att Jemacai on ye South Side 
of ye Said Township att A Neck Commonly Called the 
further East Neck Bounded by Bichard Oldfeild de- 
ceased East by Meadow belonging to one Loise, West 
by Adam Laurance South by the Bay aind North by the 
Island Togather with all and Singular the premises and 
Appertenances to ye Same five Acres belonging or Ap- 
pertaining and ye Reversions and Remainders thereof 
To Have and to Hold all and Singular the Equal Moiety 
of ye Said Ten Acres of Meadow Ground with ye Ap- 
pertenances unto him ye said Peter Smith and his Heirs 
and Assigns to ye only proper Use Benifit and behoof of 
him ye Said Peter Smith his Heirs and Assigns forever and 
ye Said Giles Seamans for himself his Heirs Executors and 
Admrs Doth hereby Covenant and promise grant and 
Agree to and with ye Said peter Smith his Heirs and As- 
signs in Manner and form following that is to Say That he 
ye Said Giles Seamans att the time of Ensealing and De- 
livery of theses presents was the true Sole and Lawful Oner 
of all Singular the Equal half or Moiety of ye Above here- 
by granted and Eeleased ten Acres of meadow and that he 
had in himself good Eight full power and Lawful! Athority 
to Sell and Dispose of ye same as Afore Said Lastly the 

Page 63. 

Said Giles Seamans the said five Acres of Meadow Unto 
ye Said Peter Smith Against the Claimes of all persons 
shall and will "Warrant and by theses presents for ever 
Defend In Wittness whereof ye Said Giles Seamans and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 231 

Letitia Ms Wife have here Unto Sett their Hands and 
Seals ye Day and Year first Above Written 

Sealed and Delivfered 

In presence of i Giles Seamans (S) 

Joseph Thuston Letitia Seamans (S) 

GekAds Clowes 

1742 Augt 26. Queens County ss Then appeared be- 
fore me Micah Smith a Justice of ye peace for ye County 
Above Said Gerherdus Clowes one of ye Witnesses to the 
Within Instrument and Declared on Oath he Saw Giles 
and Letitia Seamans Execute ye Within Conveyance as 
their Act & Deed and that he Saw Joseph Thustan ye other 
Witness Sign as Such I having Examined the Same Do 
order ye sd Instrument to be Recorded 

Micah Smith 
Sworne ye Date Above 

The Will of John Elison Made ye 8th Day of ye 11th 
month 1684 I give to my brother Thomas after ray De- 
seas my whole Estate only ye Said Thomas is to Satesfy 
my debts if Justly Demanded, Only One bed and Bolster 
to my Cosen Mary Balden 

Edmand Titus the mark : X : of John Elison 

The : X : Marke 
of Joseph Ginings ■ 

Att a Cort of Inf eriour pleas held att, Jemacia ye 10th 
Day of Jeneuary 1668 the Within Mentioned Will of ye 
Within Named John Elison was proved by Oaths of ye 
Within Named Edmund Titus & Joseph Jenings 

Andbew Gill 

Entered Records of Hempstead in Book E. and Page 63 

from yfe original a true Copy by me 

Micah Smith Cle 

Page 64. 

To all Christian People to whom this present Writting 
shall Come I Thomas Barker Seiner of Cowneck In ye 



232 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Township of Hempstead In Queens County on Nassaw 
Island in ye Province of New York Yeaman Sends Greet- 
ing Know yea that I ye Said ThomaS Barker as well for and 
in Consideration of ye Natural Love and Affection w'ch I 
have & bear unto my well beloved Son in Law & Well beloved 
Daughter James & Elisabeth Boast, of ye Township of 
Henipstead aforesaid as for Divers Other Good Considera- 
tions me hereunto Moving have Given and Granted and by 
theses Presents do fully and Absolutely^ Give grant and 
Confirm unto theni ye sd James & Elisabeth Boast During 
their and each of their Natural Lives and after their De- 
cease unto ye Heirs of ye sd Elisabeth begotten by ye sd 
James if any their be to them their Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, but for want of Such Heirs I give Unto my well be- 
loved Grandson William Peat his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever one Certain Lott of Land Scuituate Lying and being 
in Orange County, In ye province of New York, att a 
place Known by ye Name of Cacuate otherwise New Hemp- 
stead Itt being ye fifthteenth Lott, in number of ye First 
Draught of ye Last Division so Called and Containeth In 
Quantity one hundread Acres, and is Bounded Southward- 
ly by ye Lott in ye said Division Called Number fourteen 
appertaining to William Asborn, and Northwardly by ye 
Lot in ye Division Called Number Sixteen Appertaining to 
Jonathan Seamans &c : Togather with all priviledges Ap- 
pertenances and Conveniances To ye sd Lott of Land Ap- 
pertaining or any ways appertaining or in any ways belong- 
ing with all ye Eight, Titles, Intrest, Claime, Challenge, 
and Demands which I ye sd Tho : Barker Now have or 
Which any or Either of my Heirs Executors or administra- 
tors may here after have in or to ye sd Granted premises, 
or any part or parpel or member thereof, To have and to 
Hold the sd Lott of Land and ye Appertenances, and 
premises theirunto belonging Unto ye sd James Boast, and 
Elizabeth his Wife During Each of their Natural Lives and 
after their Decease Unto ye Heirs of ye sd Elizabeth be- 
gottto by ye sd James Boast if any their be, to them ye sd 



HEMPSTUAD TOWN BEOORDS. , 233 

Heirs of ye sd James and Elizabeth for Ever but (as above) 
for Want of Sucli Heir, To Wi-lliam Peat bis Heirs and As- 

Page 65. 

signs for Ever, Absolutely witli out any Manner of Condi- 
tions as I ye afore said Thomas Barker have freely fully 
and Absolutely and of my Own Accord Set and put in fur- 
ther Testimony In Wittness wherof I have here Unto Set 
my hand and Seal ye fourth Day of June in ye Year of Our 
Lord one Thousand Seven Hundread twenty and Nine 
Signed Sealed and 
Delivered In presence of Tho : Baeker (S) 

Joseph Thorne 

William Dodge 

Jno. Young 

Memorandum Provided there should be any Lessening 
(by Haryastraw Pattrons) of ye said Hundread Acres of 
Land which I have per Deed as above given to my Well be- 
loved Son in Law James and my well beloved Daughter 
Elizabeth Boast &c I hereby Bind myself my Heirs Execu- 
tors or Administrators to Allow Out of ye South West part 
of a Certain Tract of Land Scuituate Lying and being Att a 
place Known by ye Name of Caucate In ye Precint of 
Harvastraw in Orange County in ye province of New York 
the sd Lott of Land is known by ye Name of Number Six 
of ye West Lots in ye first Division so Called, and Contains 
in Quantyty two hundred Aci-es as by ye Servey.' To 
ye sd James and Elizabeth Boast, ye same Quantity a num- 
ber of Acres as shall Lawfully taken out of ye first fore 
said Hundred Acres or any part Appertaining their unto 
Further I promise that ye above sd James and Elizabeth 
or Either of them their Heirs or Assigns (as pr the Deed) 
shall and May Lawfully take same Quantity out of afore sd 
two Hundred Acre Lott. provided he ye said James or 
Elizabeth Boast, do well and truly pay all Cost of Law which 
may Incur by a suit or suits of Law Conserning the Above 



234 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

Said Harvarstraw Pattorns In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourth Day of June In 
ye Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty 
nine 

Signed Sealed Tho : Barker (S) 

Joseph thorne 
William DOdge 
Jno Young 

Cowneck august ye 2th Day 1739 then Joseph thorne 
Esqr one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for Queens 
County personally before Me and Did Declare upon oath 
thai he see thomas Barker Late of Cow Neck Sign Seal 
and Deliver ye within Written obligation for ye Use within 
mentioned and he saith that he see William Dodge Set his 
hand as Witness to ye same before Me Caleb Cornall 
' Bntred ye 22th of august 1739 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Page 66. 

This Indenture made this ninth Day of March in ye 
Seventh Year of ye Eeigne of Queen^ Anne annoq Domini 
1707 Between Jacob Doughty of Hempstead in Queens 
County on ye Island of Nassaw Within ye province of New 
York Gent. & Amy his 'Wife of ye one part and Jonathan 
Whitehead of Jamacai in ye County above said Esqr on ye 
other part Wittnesseth that ye Said Jacob Doughty & Amy 
his Wife for and in Consideration of ye Suni of Six Hun- 
dread Pounds, to ye Said Jacob by ye Said Jonathan in 
hand paid at and before the Ensealing and Delivering 
hereof receipt whereof ye sd Jacob Doughty doth hereby 
Acknowledge & therefrom & from Every part and parsal 
thereof doth hereby Acquit Release Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him ye Said Jonathan Whitehead his Heirs Execu- 
tors Admrs & Every of them by theses presents & for 
Divers other good Considerations them therunto moving 
they ye sd Jacob Doughty and Amy his Wife have Given 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECGEDS. 235 

Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Bnfeofed Assured & Con- 
firmed and by theses presents Doe Give Grant Bargain Sell 
'Allien Enfeoff Assure & Confirm nnto Mm ye Said Jona- 
than Whitehead & his ' Heirs & Assigns for Ever all that 
his ye Said Jacob Doughtys plantation or tract, of Land & 
Meadow Ground Scituate lying and being att Cowneck in 
ye Township of Hempstead in Queens County above said 
Bounded Westerly" by Cow Bay Northerly by ye Land of 
J onathan Whitehead Easterly by ye Middle line & South- 
erly by Gildersleaves Creek and ye Land of Thomas Bar- 
ker Containing one hundread & Eighty five Acres or their 
abouts being ye Same Lands on Which ye Said Jacob 
Doughty now Lives and which he Lately purchased from 
Daniel Whitehead Deceased by Deed bearing date ye fourth 
Day of february 1702 with all and Singular the Houses 
buildings Bams Orchards Gardens Eights priviledgeg & 
Heriditiments their unto every ways belonging, Excepting 
and allways Excepted a small percell of Land Containing 
About one quarter of An Acre part of ye above granted 
premises which was Lately Conveyed by ye sd Jacob 
Doughty, Unto one Thomas Walters, And also ye Reversion 
& reversions Remainder and Remainders Right Estate . 
Title benefit Claim & Demand whatsoever of them ye sd 
Jacob Doughty and Amy his Wife or Either of them of In 
& to all & Singular ye above Bargained premises & Every 
part thereof, to have and to hold the said tract of Land & 
meadow ground and all & Singular of ye premises Herein 

Page 67. 

before mentioned and Intended to be here by granted. Ex- 
cepting as before Excepted, with Every their appertenances 
Unto ye sd Jonathan Whitehead his Heirs and Assigns to 
ye only use benefit and behoof of him ye sd Jonaathan 
Whitehead & his heirs and Assigns for Ever. And ye sd 
Jacob Doughty for Himself his Heirs Executors Admrs & 
Assigns doth by theses presents Covenant promise and 
Agree to & with ye Said Jonathan Whitehead & his Heirs 



236 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

and Assigns In Manner and form following that is to say 
that he ye Said Jacob Doughty & his heirs Exrs Admrs the 
sd above granted Lands & premises & Every part thereof 
with Every their Appertenances, Excepting as before 
Excepted, unto him ye sd Jonathan Whitehead & his 
heirs and Assigns & against all Manner of person or 
persons Whatsoever at any time or times here after 
Lawfully Claiming any right title Interest or Estate 
in or to ye Said Above Granted Lands and premises 
or any part member or percel thereof, Excepting as above 
is Excepted by from or Under him ye Said Jacob Doughty 
or Amy his Wife theit or either of their Heir's or Assigns 
Shall & Will Warrant & forever by theses presents Defend. 
In Wittness where of the Said partys to these presents 
have here Unto put our hands & Seals ye Day & Year first 
Above Wrijtten. 

Sealed & Delivered by Jacob Doughty (S) 

the Said Jacob Doughty ye 

word partys in ye Last Line 

Save one, being first Inter Lined 

In ye presence of 
Will, (no name.) 
Sam Clowes 

Memmarandum that on ye twentyeth Day of September 
1727 Came before me Isaac Hicks Esqr one of ye Judges 
of ye Court of Common pleas for ye County of Queens the 
within Named Samviel one of ye Witnesses to this Deed 
Who made Oath on ye holy Avangalist of almighty God 
Saith that he this Deponant Saw Jacob Doughty Sign Seal 
and Deliver ye within Instrument to be his Volantary Act 
and Deed and I having perrused ye same and finding No ra- 
sour or Interlination do admit ye Same to be Intered or 
Recorded. 

Isaac Hicks 

Entered and Compared With ye original ye 22 of October 
1739 by MiCAH Smith Clerk 



hempstead town eecoeds. 237 

Page 68. 

This Indenture made this Twenty ' Sixth Day of March 
In ye Sixt Year of ye Reign of Soveraign Lord Gorge ye. 
Second by ye Grace of God of Great Brittan france and 
Ireland King &c and In ye Year of Our Lord Christ one 
thousand Seven hundred and thirty three Between Martine 
Wilsea: Sen:,of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassaw 
Islaijd in ye province of New York Yeaman of ye one part 
and Richard Cornal Jur: of ye Same place Yeaman on ye 
other part Wittnesseth that ye Said Martine Wiltse for and 
In Consideration of ye Sum of three Hundread and Sixty 
Six pounds Good and LawfuU Money of New York to him 
In Hand Well truly Paid before the Executing hereof of ye 
Receipt whereof the Said Martine Wiltse Doth hereby 
Confess and Acknowledge And thereof And therefrom Doth 
Exonerate Acquit and Discharge the Sd Richard pornall 
his Heirs Exs and Admrs by theses presents Hath granted 
Bargained Sold Alliened Enfeofed and Confirmed and by 
theses presents Doth freely Clearly and absolutely Grant 
Bargen Sell Allien Enfeoff and Confirm Unto ye Richard 
Cornall his Heirs and Assigns forever all that Certain 
Tenement or Messuage and Lands Now in ye tenor & Oc- 
cupation of Cornelias Wiltse Sciutuate Lying and being In 
Hempstead Aforesaid Bounded on ye South by A High 
Way or Road Leading from Herricks into ye Great Neck 
'Road; Begining att A Large White Oak tree Runing thence 
Along ye said Way or Road As ye fence Now Stands Ac- 
cording to ye Severall Courses and turning there of to ye 
South East Corner, thence North ten Degrees East two 
Chains thirsty three Links to A Stump Near A pond Called 
Tanners pond thence North Sixty four Degrees West three 
Chain twenty One Links, and North thirty Degrees West 
two Chain twenty five Links, and North one Degree & ^ 
■East two Chain and North Sixty five Degrees East to 
Chains to A Small Black Oak in John Cornells flFence 
Thence Bounded An ^e ! East by the sd John Cornells 



238 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Lands as ye fence now Stands About a Eleven Chain thirty 
Links to a Chesnut Saplen Standing Near a Swamp thence 
through ye Said Nore Nore Bast or their abouts until itt 
Comes to a maple tree Standing partly in ye Said Swamp 
About twelve Chain and half from ye Said Chestnut Sap- 
leng thence North Eight Degrees West three Chain to a 
Walnut Sapling thence North twenty two Degrees East 
three Chain Seventy Links Into ye wood Land and thence 
by a Line of Marked trees North ffifteen Degrees East 
seven Chain forty Eight Links to aLarge Black Oak 
Corner tree and thence by a Line of Marked trees A 
Long other Land of sd Martine ' Wiltse South Sixty five 
Degrees West Eighten Chain twenty Links to a small 
Walnut Bush Marked thence South Seven Degrees East 
two Chain twenty five Links to a Stake and thence along 
ye Said Martine Wiltseas Land About South Seventy Six 

Page 69. 

Degrees West Near Seven Chains to A Stake In ye ffence 
And'thence as ye ifence now Stands Acording to ye Bend- 
ings and turnings thereof Untill itt come "to ye White Oak 
tree first Above Mentioned and bounded on ye North & West 
by other La-nd of , the Said Martine Wiltsea Containing 
within ye sd Bounds and Courses Above Mentioned Sixty 
Acres To gather with all & Singular the housesand Edifices 
building Out houses bams Stables orchard Gardens Wells 
Water Water Corses trees timber Woods Under Woods 
fences Improvements Ways priveledges EasmeHts Immuni- 
tys Heriditiments and appertenanees Whatsoever Belong- 
ing or In Any Wise Appertaining to ye Said Message and 
Land and premises here in and here by Granted or to any 
part or persall thereof To have and to hold the Said Tene- 
ment and Messuage & Land & premises with the Apper- 
"tenences thereof Unto him ye Said Richard Cornal his 
Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their Sole and only 
proper Benifet & behoof for Ever And ye Said Martine 
Wiltsea for him self his heirs Exrs and Admrs Doth Cove- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 239 

nant promise Grant and Agree to and With ye Said Eichard 
Cprnell, his Heirs and Assigns by theses presents that he 
ye Said Martinc' Wiltse Now Immpdiately before Sealing 
and Delivery hereof is Lawfully Seized in his own Eight of 
a good Sure Absolute and indefeazable Estate of Inheri- 
tance In fee Simple of and in all and Singular the premises 
herein and hereby granted or Intended to be Granted and 
hath himself good Eightfull power and LawfuU athority to 
Sell and Convey ye Same. According to ye true Intent and 
meaning hereof and that ye sd Eichard Cornell his Heirs 
and Assigns Shall and May from time to time and att all 
times for Ever here after peasably and Quietly have \hold 
Use Occupy possess and Enjoy ye Mesuage and Lg-nds 
With ye Lett troble hinderance MolestatioQ Interruption 
or Denial whatsoever of him ye Said Martine Wiltse his 
Exrs Admrs or Any other person or persons Whatsoever 
from by or Under him or. them but that ye same is and 
shall be free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited 
and Discharged of and from all and all maner of other and 
former Guifts grants bargains Sails Leases Morgages Joyn- 
tures Dowries Uses Wills Entails Judgments Executions 
and Incumberanceis of what Nature or kind soever and 
further that he ye said Martine Wiltse his Heirs Exrs and 
Admrs all and Singular ye said Messuage Land and prem- 
ises herein and hereby Granted or Intended to be Granted 
Unto him ye Said, Eichard Cornell his Heirs and Assigns 
Against ye Jus^ and LawfuU Claim and Demands of any 
person or persons whom soever shall and will Warant, and 
by theses presents for Ever Defend In Wi'ttness whereof 
he hath here Unto Set his hand Seal ye Day Year Herein 
before Written ' 

Signed Sealed and Delivered In presence of us 

John Cornel : X : his mark Martine Wiltse (S) 
Beiaman Cornell 
TIMOTHY Smith 



240 . hempstead town becobds. 

Page 70. 

Hempstead November ye 14tli Anno Donlini 1739 then 
Appeared before Me James Hazzard one of ye Judges- of 
ye Court of Common Pleas of Queens County Assigned ye 
Witli in Named Martine Wiltse and Did Acknowledge ye 
Within Written Deed to be his Eail Volantary Act and 
Deed and finding no Razors nor Enterlination I allow this 
Deed to be Recorded 

James Hazabd 

Entered and Compared by me with ye Origanal 

MicAH Smith Clerk 

To John Williams Benj'n Hewlett & Peter Titus Com- 
missioners Chosen for the Laying out of Highways in the 
Township of Hempstead, Whereas there is A peace of 
Common Land & medow Lying at Hempstead South Ad- 
joining to the Bast Side of Aron Burtisis Land, Whereon 
Some part is very Good Landing places and is very much 
wanting on Several Accounts Especially on Account of 
landing and Curing of Hay that is got of the salt marshes 
which is a very great priveledge to this Town but being so 
fenced up or Some part thereof so that the publick cant 
have the Benifit thereof. We the' Subscribers hereof Do 
Humbly pmy that you would Lay out A high way or ways 
Along the same Common Land Down to the Landing places 
so that I the publick May have an opportunity to ha;ve the 
Benifit of their Priviledge thereof and there will be Also 
great Necessity of Hanging of Gates upon the Same way 
or ways in the time of Getting of & Curing of Hay that is 
got of the salt marshes, & your Petisheners Shall pray 
May 10th 1762 

Isaac Denton his 

William Shaw Absolam :X: Seamans 
Daniel Combs Mart 

Emanuel Jackson Hezekiah Pearsall 

Timothy Clowes Richard Rhoads 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 241 

Joseph Cheesman John Smith 

James Pearsall William Langdon 

Samuel Wood Samuel Southard 

Benj. Cheesman Eichard Gildersleve 
Stephen Smith 

July the 3 Day 1762. By a Bequest of the free Holders 
of Hempstead In Queens County wee the Commissioners 
Chosen for this year for Laying out of Highways wee took 
a view and thought it proper to Lay a Way from the South 
End of the Long Lain near Henry' Shaws So Eunning 
Southerly by Aaron Burtis his Land So Down to the water 
By the mill tail and from their to the oven So to Burtis his 
house from thence a Long the East side of Aaron Burtis 
land Down to the Shell Banck to the water four Eods wide 

Petee Titus 
John Williams 
Benjamin Hewlett 

Entr'd by Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 71. 

This Indenture made the thirteenth Day of October in 
ye Year of Our Lord Seventeen Hundread and forty Witt- 
neseth that Phillip Legross of Oysterbay in Queens County 
Labourer Hath put and Bound his Son Samuel An Infant 
Aged three Years and Eight Months An Apprintice unto 
ye Eeverend Mr. Eobert Jeimey Minister of ye parish of 
Hempsted in Queens County Afore Said with him to Live 
and after ye Manner of an Apprintice to Serve from ye 
Dsite of theses presents Untill the Said Apprintice Shall 
Arive to ye full Age of twenty one Years fully to be Com- 
pleat and Ended During all which Said time the Said 
Apprintice his Said Master and his Mistress the wife of ye 
Said Mr Jenney faithfully Shall Serve, his Secrets keep, 
his LawfuU Commands Gladly Every where Obey, he shall 
do no harm to his said Master or Suffer ye same to be done 
by any other During ye said term without informing his 



242 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Said Master thereof, fornication he Shall not Committ or 
Contract Matramony Within ye Said term, att Cards Dice 
or other Unlawful! game he Shall not play, or absent him- 
self day or Night from his Masters Service "Without his 
Leave, taverns or play houses he Shall not frequent. But in 
all things as a good & faithfuU Apprintice he shall behave 
himself towards his said Master and all his during ye Said 
term and the Said Master During ye Said term Shall find 
and provide Unto his Said Apprintice Sufficient Meat Drink 
Apperrell "Washing and Lodging fitting for Such an Ap- 
printice and Shall also teach or Cause to be taught to Read 
Write and Cypher ffor ye true performance of which 
Covenants Either of ye Said partys bind themselves Unto 
the Other. In Wittness Whereof they have to theses pre- 
sents Interchangeably Set their hands and Seals ye Day 
and Year first above first Written. 

Sealed and Delivered his 

In presence of Phillip :X: Legeoss (S) 

William Ingkam M ark. 

Geead's Clows Eobeet Jenney (S) 

Queens County Yss then Appeared before Me Dirick- 
Albertson Esq one of his Maiestys Justices of ye peace for 
the Said County Assigned Greadias Clows one of ye Witt- 
nesses to ye Within Indenture & Declared upon Oath he 
Saw phillip Legross therein Mentioned Seal & Deliver ye 
Same as his Act and Deed and also he saw William Ingram 
the other Witness Sign ye Same as Such 

DiEiCK Albeetson Juj 
Sworn before Me ye 21th Jeneuary 1740 

Page 72. 

To All Christion People to whom theses presents Shall 
Come I Thomas Hicks of Queens County on the Island of 
Nassaw within ye terrotory of new York Gent. Send Greet- 
ing In our Lord God Everlasting, Know ye that I ye sd 



HEMPSTEAD^ TOWN EECOEDS. 243 

Thomas Hicks for ye Love and Affection that I Have and 
bear to my Son thomas Hicks Eisident on Cow neck With- 
in the Presinct Afore Said have Given Granted and Con- 
firmed and by this present writting Do fully freely and ab- 
solutely give Grant and Confirm to my Son thomas Hicks 
all my Eight title and Interest I have to any and Every 
Pearsall or pearsalls of Land I have on sd Cow neck Either 
by purchases or patent or Gate Eights or Other ways by 
What, Nature or Way Soever to me belonging or In any 
way Appertaining togather with the Libertys previledges 
and Appertenances that theirin theiron or theirfrom shall 
Arise, without ye Least Let Hendrance or molestation from 
by or under Me ye Above sd with all ye appertenances for 
Ever here After Shall be ye Eeal and proper Estate of my 
Son thomas Hicks his Heirs Executors Administrators and 
Assigns, to have and to hold Use posses and Injoy itt being 
free from all and all manner of former Guifts Grants or In- 
Cumberances of what nature Soever had done or Commit- 
ted by me, Whearby my sd Son Shpuld be Molested Everted 
or Ejected out of ye Quiet possesion of the Same, the Day 
of the Date of theses presents I have Given and Deliver'd 
In the name of possestion and Seizen of all and Singular 
ye sd premises In Witness and Confirmation I have here 
unto Set to my hand and Afixed my Seal this 18th of march 
1697 

Signed Sealed and 

Delivered In the presence of Tho: Hicks (S) 

ElCHAKD COENELL 

John Sands 

his 
John :I." T: thoene 
mark 

A true Copy taken out of ye original and Enter'd ye 4th 
Day of f ebruara by 

MiCAH Smith Clark 



244 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 73. 

To all Christian People to whom theses presents shall 
Come I Charles Mott of the parish of Hempstead in Queen 
County on Nassaw Island In ye province of new York 
Yeaman Sends Greeting, Know Yea that I Charles mott 
for and In Consideration of the Love good will and af- 
fection which I have and Doe Bear towards my Dutiful 
Son Charles mott Jun' of ye parish County Island and 
Province Aforesaid Yeaman have Given and Granted and by 
theses do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely give and grant 
to the Said Charles mott Jur his Heirs and Assigns all 
that one Certain peice of Land, Scuituate Lying and Being 
on Cow Neck in the Bounds of Hempstead In Queens 
County the Bounds , begining att a Large Chestnut tree 
marked on two sides. Standing by the neck fence So Eun- 
ing North or Northardly to A small Bed Oak tree marked 
on three sides, from thence West or Westerly to A white 
oak tree Marked Standing by ye high way that Leads down 
the Neck from thence Northardly to A Chesnut Stake that 
Stands by the Land of John pines, Soe Euning East or 
Easterly by ye Said Land of John Pines to ye harbour or 
high Water Mark Soe Euning South or Southerly by High 
Water Mark Unto A Stake planted In a Small Brook 
marked on two Sides, So Down ye Brook Unto the Channel 
so Euning up ye sd Creek or Channel Unto ye fence So A 
Long the neck to ye first Station, Bounded Westerly by the 
Land of Gersham Motts, Southerly by ye Land of Gersham 
Motts, Westerly by the high way that Leads down ye neck 
Northerly by ye Land of John Pines Easterly by ye Crick 
Southarly 'by ye old neck fence. Being one hundread 
Acres of Land More or less Togather with all ye Eight 
title Interest Claims and Demands Whatsoever which I 
now have or which any or Either of my heirs Executors 
admrs or Assigns may here after have or to or In ye sd 
given and granted premises or any part theirof to have and 
to hold the sd given and granted premises Unto ye sd 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 245 

Charles mott Jur his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Abso- 
lutely without any manner of Condition Whatsoever In 

Page 74. 

Wittness where of I have here Unto Sett my hand and 
Seal this Eight of Jeneiiary In ye twelfth Year of the 
Eeign of King Gorge and In ye Year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven hundread and twenty Six 

Sealed and Delivered his 

In ye presence of Chaeles : C : mott (S) 

Samuel pine Mark 

Eachel pine 

Queens County This Third Day of february anno 
Domini Seventeen hundread forty one personally Appeared 
before Me Micah Smith Esqr one of his Majestys Justices 
of the peace for ye County afore Said, ye within named 
Charles Mott And Acknowledged ye within Instrument to 
be his own Volantary act and Deed 

Micah Smith 

The Ear Mark of Richard Valentine Son of Jonathan is 
a Crop of the Near Ear & a Nick under the Same & a Slitt 
in the off Ear 

The Ear Mark of Phillip Valentine is a Latch the fore 
Side the Near Ear &'two Nicks under the oS Ear 

The Ear Mark of James Valentine is Crop in the Near 
Ear & a Nick the fore Side the Same & two Nicks under 
the off Ear 

Enter'd the 14th Day of Nov'br 1763 

John Hewlitt Mark is a Slope under the off Ear & a 
Slitt in the Near Ear & a half penny under the Same Dee 
ffdl763 

Edmund Post his Mark is a half flouer D'Luce the fore 
Side Each Ear ^.Dec 24th 1763 

The Ear Mark of John Mitchell is two half pennys the 



246 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

fore Side the off Bar & a Nick the fore Side the Near Ear 

En'td Feb'y 4th 1764 

The Bar Mark of Elizabeth Eushmore is a Latch the fore 
Side the off Ear and a Slope under the Near Bar & a half 
flower D'Luce the fore Side the same March 1 1764 

Page 75. 

To all Christian people to whom theses presents shall 
come I Charles mott of the Township of Hempstead In 
Queens County on Nassaw Island In New York province 
Yeaman send Greetting 

Know Ye that I ye sd Charles Mott for and In Consider- 
ation of ye fatherly Love and Good Will and Affection 
which I have and Do Bear to my Son Adam Mott and for 
his Dutifull and well Demeaning himself, towards me and 
for other good Causes and Considerations me their unto 
moving have Given Granted and by theses presents Do 
freely fully Clearly and Absolutely give and grant Unto my 
sd Son Adam Mott his heirs and Assigns for ever All my 
farm of Land Lying near ye head of Cow Neck In ye 
Bounds of Hempstead In ye province Afore Said Boiinden 
Northerly by Where sd Cow neck was formerly fenced and 
Westerly by ye said heigh way that Leadeth from Cow 
Neck to ye plains and Souther by Bedells Land and 
Easterly by or near ye Road that is on ye ; West Side 
of ye Swamp that williams Mill Stands on, Itt being, 
all ye Land I Bought of Jojiathan Smith Excepting 
about half an Acre I sold to Jeremiah william being by 
Estimation one hundread and twenty Acres or more be itt 
more or Less with all ye housing fencing trees timber 
thereon togather with all ye Eight title Intrust Claim Chal- 
lenge or Demand Whatsoever which I ye sd Charles Mott 
now have or which any or Either of my heirs Executors 
Administrators or Assigns hereafter may have of to or In 
ye sd granted premises Unto him ye sd Adam mott his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 247 

heirs and Assigns foreyer absolutely without any manner 
of Condition Whatsoever 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal this twenty third Day of December In ye Year of our 
\Lord iDne thousand Seven hund and thirty Bight 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
. In presenpe of his 

Thomas peaesall Chaeles :G: Mott (S) 

Joseph Mott Jur Mark 

Joseph Staekins 

Queens County this third Day of february anno Domini 
one thousand Seven hundread forty one then pearsonally 
appeared before me Micah Smith Esqr one of his Majestys 
Justices of ye peace for ye Country afore Said ye within 
named Charles mott and then acknowledged ye within 
Written Instrument to be his own Volantary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 
Enter 'd and Compared with ye original by me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

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This Indenture made ye one & twentyeth Day of may In 
ye fourth Year of the Eeign of our Soveraign Lady Anne 
by the Grace of God Queen of England Scotland france and 
Ireland Defender of the faith &c and In ye year of our 
Blessed Lord and Soveraign Jesus Christ one thousand 
Seven and five, Between William Mckols of Islip In ye 
County of Suffolk Gentleman, Adam Mott of Hempstead 
In Queens County Gentleman and Andrew Gibb of ye 
pleasant Springs in ye County of Suffolk Afore said of the 
one part and Joseph mott of Hempstead afore said Gentle- 
man of ye other part Wittnesseth that ye sd William Nick- 
ols Adam Mott and Andrew Gibb for and In Consideration 
of a Certain Sum of good and LawfuU Money of New York 
to them In hand paid by ye said Joseph Mott and before 
ye Ensealing & Delivery of theses Presents the Beceipt 



24y HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

"Whereof they Do hereby Acknowledge and them selves 
and Every of them to be their with ffully Satisfied Content- 
ed and paid and thereof and of Every part and percell 
thereof they Doe forever by theses presents Exonerate and 
Aquitt and Discharge the said Joseph Mott his Heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators, have Granted Bargained and Sold 
Alliened Eeleased and Confirmed and Do by theses presents 
ffully ffreely and Absolutely Grant bargain and Sell Allien 
Eelease and Confirm Unto ye sd Joseph Mott his Heirs 
and Assigns forever all that a Certain Lott or tract of Land 
Containing Sixty Acres Within ye Bounds of Hempstead 
Afore said Surveyed and Laid Out by ye Surveyor Jenerall 
his Deputy by Vertue of a Warrant from his Excellency ye 
Governour In Council Bearing Date the ninth Day of may 
In ye Year one thousand Seven hundread and four to gath- 
er with all Singular ye Eights priviledges Heriditiments 
and appertenances to ye same belonging or In any Wise 
appertaining and all ye Estate Eight title Interest Claim 
property and possion and Demand of them the sd William 
Nickels Adam Mott and Andrew gibb or Either of them In 
and to the premises & in and to Every part and percell 
thereof. To have and to hold the sd Sixty Acre Lott of 
Land with ye appertenances to him ye sd Joseph Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns to the only proper Use benifet and be- 
hoof of him ye said Joseph Mott his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, and ye sd William NicoU Adam Mott and Andrew 
Gibb for them Selves their heirs Executors and Amrs and 
Each and Every of them Doe hereby Covenant and promise 
to and with ye Said Joseph Mott his Heirs & Assigns, that 
he ye sd Joseph Mott his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
Now and att all times here after for Ever have hold Occupy 

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possess and Enjoy the before mentioned barganed prem- 
ises as his & their free and Indefezable Estate of Inherit- 
ance In fee simple free and Clear and freely and Clearly 
Acquited and Discharged' of & from all former and other 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 249 

Gifts Grants Mortgages Reverson or Eevertions Remainder 
or Remainders or Other title or Incumbrances Whatsoever 
and that ye Same and Every part and percell thereof to ye 
sd Joseph Mott his Heirs and Assigns Against all persons 
-Lawfully Claiming ye Same Shall and Will Warrant and 
for Ever by theses Presents Defend In testimony whereof 
the partys to theses presents have here Unto Set their 
Hands and affixed their Seals ye Day and Year first Above 
Written. 

Sealed and Delivered W Nicoll (S) 

In presence of Ad Mott (S) 

Jonathan. Smith Andeew Gibe (8) 

FEANSEs Nicoll 

Chbistophbe Dingey 

This Indenture Made this Seventeenth Day of June In 
the Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen huadread twenty 
Nine By and Between Charles Mott Juner of ye township 
of Hempstead In Queens County In New York province 
Yeaman and Deborah his wife of ye one part and Joseph 
Mott Juner of ye fore Named Township of Hempstead Yea- 
man of ye other Wittnesseth that ye sd Said Charles Mott 
and Deborah his Wife for and In Consideration of ye Sum 
of three hundread Ninety five pounds New York money to 
them or one of them In hand paid before ye Ensealing 
hereof by ye afore Named Joseph Mott ye Receipt whereof 
they the sd Charles and Deborah Do hereby Acknowledge 
and themselves to be their with fully Satisfied and Content- 
ed and there of and there from and of and from Every part 
and percell thereof Do by theses presents for Ever Acquitt 
Exonerate and Discharge the Said Joseph mott his 
Heirs Executors and Admrs, they ye sd Charles and Debo- 
rah have Given Granted Bargained Sold Elianated Enfeo- 
feed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses pre- 
sents Do freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain 
Sell Allien Enfeoffee Assure Convey and Confirm Unto 



250 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

tain Messuage & tract or Plantation of Land Scituate Ly- 

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ing and being Upon Cow Neck In ye Afore Named Town- 
ship of Hempstead att ye Head of ye said Neck and 
is butted and Bounded as followetli tliat is to Say Be- 
gining att a Certain wMt Oak tree Standing by ye Water 
Side In ye old Neck fence thence Euning Westerly 
as ye old neck fence Euns to a Certaine Chest nut tree 
Euning thence Northerly by ye Land of Cornelias Polhe- 
mas to a Certain Eed Oak tree Marked on three sides 
thence Euning Westerly by ye sd Corneliases Land to a 
Certain White Oak tree Marked on two sides thence Eun- 
ing Northerly partly by Cow Neck High Way and partly 
by John pines Land to A Certain Stake In ye Line Be- 
tween John pines Land and ye sd Charles Motts Land 
thence Euniag Easterly by the sd John Pynes Land to A 
Certain Marked AUder by ye Landing att ye Water Side, 
and Containing In Quantity one hundread Acres or their 
Abouts be ye Same more or Less to Gather With all ye 
Houses out houses 'Barns Stables or other Edifices or 
Buildings, thereunto Belonging with all Orchards Gardens 
Woods timber Woods trees timber & fences whether Stand- 
ing or Lying with all and Every other Appertenance Con- 
veniancy and Previledges to ye same belonging or In any Wise 
Appertaining known taken or Eeputed or as a Part Persell 
or member theirof to have and to Hold ye sd Messuage 
tract or Plantation of Land with all and Every of ye Aper- 
tenances priviledges Convenances and Commoditys to ye 
same belonging with ye Eeversion and Eeversions Eemain- 
der and Eemainders theirof Unto ye sd Joseph Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their only proper 
Use Bienititt & Behoof for Ever and ye sd Charles & Debo- 
rah for themselves their Heirs Executors Administrators 
Do Covenant promise Grant and agree to and with the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 251 

Said Joseph Mott his Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ex- 
ecution hereof they are ye true Sole and Lawful! Oners of 
ye above Bargained Premises and Every Part thereof and 
Stand Lawfully Seized and possesed of ye Same In their 
own proper Eight as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of 
Inheritance In fee simple and have In them selves Good 
Eight full power and LawfuU Athority to Give Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Allien Enffeeoff Assure Convey and Confirme ye 
same In Manner Above said and that ye said Joseph mott 
his Heirs and Assigns may and shall from time to time and 
at all times for Ever hereafter by Virtue hereof Lawfully 
~ peacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess and 
Enjoy ye Demised and Bargained Premises and Every part 
theirof free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited Ex- 
onerated and Discharged of and from all and Every other 
former Gift Bargain Sale Lease Will Intail Morguage Joyn- 
ture Dowries Judgment Extent Execution or Incumbrance 

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Whatsoever And ye Said Charles Mott and Deborah his 
Wife Do further Covenant and Bind themselves their heirs 
Executors and Admrs and Every t)f them firmly by theses 
presents to Warrant and Defend ye above Bargained premi- 
ses and Every part theirof Unto ye sd Joseph Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns Against ye Just and LawfuU Claim or 
Claims of any Person or persons Whatsoever In Wittness 
whereof I ye said Charles Mott and Deborah his Wife have 
here Unto Set their hands and Seals ye Day and Year first 
above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of ^ Chables Mott Juer (8) 

Wm Buech ' The Mark of 

Silas Smith Debobah :C: Mott (S) 

Queens County Be itt Eemembej-ed that this third Day 
of ffebruary Annoy Domini one Seventeen Hundread forty 
one personally appeared before Me Micah Smith Esqr one 



252 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for ye County afore 
said William Burch one of ye Evidences to ye witMn Writ- 
ten Instrument and Being Sworn on ye Holy Evangalest of 
almighty God maketh Oath that he Saw ye Within Named 
Charles Mott Jur and Deborah his Wife Execute ye Within 
Written Instrument as their Volantary Act and Deed, and 
that In presence of Silas Smith within Named whom he 
Saw Subscribed With him as Evidence to ye within Instru- 
ment. 

MiGAH Smith 

Enter'd and Compared with ye original ye 13th Day of 
february Annqe Domini 1741-2 by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

Page 80. 

This Indenture Made this Twenty seventh Day of march 
In ye Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen and thirty By 
and Between Cornelias Polhemas of ye Township of Hemp- 
stead In Queens County In New York province Yeaman 
and Susanna his Wife of ye one part and Joseph Mott of 
the Township of Hempstead Yeaman of the other part 
Wittnesseth that ye sd Cornelias Polhemas and Susanna 
his Wife for & In Consideration of ye Sum of four hundred 
fifty five pounds New York Money, to them or one of them 
In hand paid before the Execution of these presents by ye 
Afore Named Joseph Mott ye Receipt whereof ye sd Cor- 
nelias Polhemas and Susanna his Wife Do hereby Ac- 
knowledge and themselves to be there with fully Satisfied 
Contented and thereof and theirfrom and of and from Every 
part and percell theirof Doth Acquitt Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him ye sd Joseph Mott his Heirs Executors and 
Admrs for Ever he ye sd Cornelias and Susanna his Wife 
Have Given Granted Bargained Sold Allianated Enffeeoffed 
Assured & Confirmed and by theses presents Doth freely 
fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Allien En- 
feeoff Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him ye said Joseph 
Mott his Heirs and Assigns for Ever one Certain Messuage 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOfiDS. 253 

Tenement or Dwelling house with two percels of Land all 
Scittnate Lying and being In ye affore Named Township of 
Hempstead the whole Containing Eighty Acres or More & 
is Butted and Bounded as foUoweth Viz one peice their- 
of being part of ye Eighty Acres begining att a Large 
Chestnut tree by a pond by ye High Way att ye head of 
Cow neck thence Runing North to a Small Eed oak tree 
Marked, thence West to a White Oak tree Marked Stand- 
ing by ye high way that Leads down Cow Neck thence 
South as ye Said High Way Euns to a Stake and 
thence to ye afore Said Cheestnut tree wee first be- 
gun att, and one Other Certaine peice or percell of Land 
part of ye Said Eighty Acres Butted and Bounded as 
follows Viz Begining att a Chestnut Stump by Joseph 
Halstead Land Euning thence Southerly to a Small Black 
Oak Sapling by Searings Land thence Running Easterly to 
a Marked Walnut Sapling Euning thence Southerly by ye 
said Searings Land to a Small White oak Marked thence 
Easterly to a Large Chestnut tree Marked thence northerly 
to a, Small Wallnut or Stake by thomas Bedells Land 
thence Still by Bedells Land to a Stake by ye high way 
that Leads a Cross Cow Neck thence Westerly by ye Eoad 
to ye Chestnut Stump wee first begun att To gather with 

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all ye previledges Appertenances & Conveniences there- 
unto belonging to have and to hold the said Messuages 
house ye sd two Lotts or percells of Land with ye houses 
out houses Barns Orchards Stables & all & Every Other 
priviledges appertanances Convenances & Commidtys to ye 
Same belonging or In Any Wise Appertaining known taken 
or Eeputed as a part percell or member their of with ye 
Eeversion & Eeversions there Unto him ye sd Joseph Mott 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their own only 
proper Use Benifett and behoff for Ever and the Said Cor- 
nelias and Susanna his Wife for them selves their heirs 
Executors & Admirs and Every of them .Do Covenant 



254 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

promise and Grant -& agree to and With ye Said Joseph 
Mott his Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing here- 
of they or one of them Are ye true Sole and LawfuU 
owners of the above bargained premises & Stand Lawfully 
Seized & possesed of ye Same In their Own Right as 
Good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance In fee 
Simple & have In themselves Good Bight full power 
and Lawfull Athority to give Grant Bargain Sell Allien 
Infeeoff Assure Convey and Confirm ye Same In Man- 
ner as above Said and that ye Said Joseph Mott- 
his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to 
time and att all times for Ever hereafter by Virtue hereof 
Lawfully pacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy 
possess and Enjoy the Same free and. Clear freely and 
Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and Discharged of and from 
all and all Manner of former Gifts grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Wills Entaills Joynters Dowris Mortgauges Judg- 
ments Extents Executions Incumbrances or troubles What- 
soever and ye Said Cornelias and Susannah his Wife Do 
further Covenant & Bind themselves their heirs Executors 
and Admrs firmly by theses presents to Warrant and De- 
fend ye above Bargained premises and Every part thereof 
Unto him ye Said -Joseph Mott his Heirs and Assigns 
Against the Just and Lawfull Claims of any person or per- 
sons Whatsoever In Wittness where of the Said Cornelias 
Polhemas and Susannah his Wife have Unto Set their 
hands and Seals ye Day and Year first Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of . Coenelias Polhemas (S) 

Wm Buech Susannah Polhemas (S) 

ElCHAED COENELL 

Page 82. 

Queens County Be it Eemembered that this Third Day of 
february anno qe Domini Seventeen hund forty one per- 
sonally apear'd before Me Micah Smith Esqr one of his 
Majestys Justices of the peace for ye County Afore Said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 255 

William Burch one of ye Evidences to ye within Written 
Instrument And being Sworn on ye holy Avengalist of al- 
mighty god Maketh Oath That he Saw ye within Named 
Cornelias Polhemas and Susanna his Wife Execute ye 
Within Written Instrument as their Volantary Act and 
Deed And that In presence of Richard Cornell With in 
Named Whom he Saw Sign with him as Evidence to ye 
within Written Instrument 

MicAH Smith 

The Ear Mark of Benjamin Hick Son of CoU' Isaac Hick 
is A Swallow £fork ye oaf Ear Entered ' ye 2th of Novem- 
ber 1745 

The Ear Mark of Isaac pettit is a Slipe Under ye near 
Ear a hapny ye fore Side and a hapny Each Side ye Near 
Ear 

Entered ye 2th of November 1745 

The Ear Mark of Joseph Pettit is a Slipe ye fore side ye 
of Ear and a hapny Under ye off Ear and Each side ye 
near 

Enter'd ye 12th of November 1745 

The Ear Mark of Jonathan Smith is a Swallow fork ye 
oaff Ear and a Slitt in ye Swallow fork Entered ye 12th 

of November 1745 

by MiCAH Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of Benjamin Doughty is a Crop ye off Ear 
a hole in itt and a Slitt in ye near Ear 

Entered ye 30th of November 1745 

MicAH Smith 

the Ear Mark of Aaron Vannostran is a hole in ye of Ear 
and a hapny ye fore side of ye same Entered ye 11th Day 
of March anno Domini 1745-6 

by MiCAH Smith Clerk 

the Bar Mark of Henry post is a swallow of Each Ear a 
hapny Under ye of Ear and a Slitt in ye Swallow fork ye 
near 

Entered December 1746 ' 

Enter'd by Mioah Smith 



256 hempstead town eecokds. 

Page 83. 

The Ear Mark of Aaron Birtis is a Crop ye of Ear & 
Swallow fork ye Near Ear and A liapny Under Each Ear 
Enter'd 1st of April 1746 

The Ear Mark of Zebulan Seamans is a Latch ye fore 
side ye of Ear and a hapny Under the Same and hapny 
Bach Side ye near Ear Enter'd 5th of May 1746 

The Ear Mark of Samuel Smith, Eock, is a Crop ye Near 
Ear and a hole in the Same and a Latch ye fore side ye of 
Ear 

Entered ye 5th of May 1746 

The Ear Mark of Joseph Southard Jur A flower Deluce 
the of Ear and a hole in ye Near and A Latch Under ye 
Same 

Entr'd July ye 7th 1746 

The Ear Mark of Jonathan Shaw is a Latch Under ye 
Near Ear and hapny the fore Side ye off Ear 

Entered October ye 27th 1746 

The Ear Mark of Joseph Vallantine is a hapny the Uper 
Side ye near Ear and a hapny ye Under Side the of Ear 
and a hole in ye Near Ear Entered October ye 28th 1746 

The Ear Mark of fredrick vanosten is a Swallow fork ye 
oaf Ear and a nick ye fore Side ye near Ear which belong- 
ed to Harman Jonson Deseased Entered October ye 28th 
1746 

The Ear mark of Joseph Thuston is a Swallow fork ye 
near Ear and a Latch ye fore Side ye of Ear and a nick 
and a happny Under ye of Ear Entered ye 28th of Octo- 
ber 1746 

The Ear Mark of Michel Mudge is a hapny ye Each Side 
the of Ear and a nick Under ye Near Ear 
Entered ye 24th of November 1746 

by MicAH Smith Clerk 

the Ear Mark of Hennery Hick is a Slipe Under the of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REC0BD8. 257 

Bar, and the Ear mark of Robert titas is A Latch ye fore 
side ye of Ear and A hapny under ye Same Enter'd by 

MicAH Smith Clerk 
27th of December 1746 

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Att a Generall Town Meetting Held In Hempstead Aprill 
the 5th Day 1737 

then was Agreed and Voted by ye Majority of ye Town 
that Mr Eobert Jenney Rector Shall have priviledge to Use 
and Inclose ye School house Lott that Joyns to him Untill 
ye Town Shall have Occation of Itt for A School or School 
Master, and then ye sd Mr Jenney Shall have Liberty to 
Take his fence if itt Shall be Judged he hath Not had Ben- 
ifett to Vally of ye sd fence. 

by Order Micah Smith Clark 

Att ye Above Said Town Meetting was Voted that John 
Thus ton shall have Our Old Sheep pens that Stands ye 
South Side of CoUonels Treadwells Land 

Samuel Dusenbury Protests against ye above Said Vote 
of ye School house Lott to Mr Jenney 

Enter'd by Me Micah Smith Clark 

Queens County To ye Constable of Hempstead You are 
hereby Directed to Warn ye freeholders of Your town to 
Appear Att ye town house Or Old Church In Hempstead 
on ye first Monday of October Next by two of ye Clock In 
ye After noon, for ye following Reasons, there is Complaint 
Made by Severall of ye freeholders of ye town and by ye 
trustees that there Is Money in ye hands of Severall per- 
sons that belongs to ye town and they Refuse to pay itt 
Into the hands of ye trustees for ye Use of ye town and ye 
Reason for Calling this town Meetting is to Impower the 
Trustees to Demand or Sue any persons they shall think 
has got any of ye Money that belongs to ye town of Hemp- 
stead. If they Refuse to pay itt to ye trustees and to 
Impower the trustees to pay them selves for there trouble 



258 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

and ye Charges they shall Lay Out In trying to recover Or 
get ye Money into there Hands for ye Use of ye freehold- 
ers of ye town of Hempstead. Given Under Our hands 
and Seals this 26th Day of August 1737 

Jacob Smith (S)- 



JosEPH Thoene (S) 



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Att a General Town Meetting of ye Township of Hemp- 
stead the 3d Day of October Anno 1737 

Voted That John Dorland Eobert Sutton and Thomas 
Cornall all of ye Said Township Yeaman. Trustees-form- 
erly Elected to Inspect into ye Arerages Surplasage and 
Moneys Due and to become Due & payable from all per- 
sons Indebted to ye Said Town Shall be by ye afore Said 
"Vote Entituled and fully Empowered to Act In behalf of 
ye Town And to Demand & Receive for ye Use thereof all 
Such Sums of Money as are or Shall be Due unto ye Said 
township from Any person or persons and with them to 
Account Eecon and agree As also on ye Beceipt of Any 
such Moneys Acquittances to Seal and Make In behalf of 
ye Town and Upon Eefusal of payment, aforesaid Such 
persons to Arrest Sue Implead and Imprison & In Every 
respect So to Act in ye premises, as May be LawfuU for ye 
Recovery of Such Moneys in as Ample Manner as if ye 
Said Township Were Universaly Concerned In ye prosecu- 
tion Giving unto ye Said Trustees, Our full Strenth and 
Power in ye premises. Allowing them for all nesessary 
Expences In ye Law and for there trouble Out of ye Money 
belonging to ye Said Town they rendering when Called A 
Just Account of their Dysbursments 

by Order Micah Smith Clark 

Att ye Same town Meetting Mordecai Lester protested 
against ye above Said Vote 

Micah Smith 



hempstead town records. 259 

' - . ■ .• ' ' Page. 86. - ■ 

Att A Generall town Meetting held in Hempstead y.e 
fifthDay of April' 1738 '' ' '' 

then Jacob Smith Was Chosen Supervisor for this Ensu- • 
ing Year and Joseph Smith and Joseph Mott Were Chosen, 
Assessors for this Ensuing Year 

and David Bedle Were Chospn Constable and Collecttpr. 
for this Ensujing Year , 

'.and Richard Bedle , Samuel . Baldle & Martine Wilsey 
Were Chosen Over-Seers or Seryeyers of our high Ways 

John Smith and Eobert Merven was Chosen fence 
Veiuers 

Jonathan Rowland and John treadwell were Chosen 
Aprisors of Intested Estates &c 

Micah Smith were Chosen town Clark &c 

■ John Borland tho : Cornall and Robert Sutton Were 
Chosen trustees for our town of Hempstead for this Ensu- 
ing Year 

and Collo' Treadwell Were Chosen pounder for this Ensu- 
ing Year 

by Order by Micah Smith Clark 

the Ear Mark of Thomas Willitts is a half penny under 
Each Eajr & a hole in Each Ear 
Enter'd May I4th 1766 

Page 87. 

Att A Generall Town Meetting of ye Township of Hemp- 
stead ye 25th Day of Aprill Anno 1738 then Was Yoted by 
Major Vote of ye freeholders that Jonathan Rowland and 
John Dorland both of Hempstead Shall take ye Sheep that 
Shall be Left in ye Sheep pens after Drawing att ye gener- 
all Day or Days Appointed for our publick Drawing or 
parting of Our flock of Sheep and if any Person or persons 
Shall have Any sheep that Shall gett in Among his or Shall 
take any In to Releive them In Case they May Not Suffer 



260 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

he or they to give An accompt in 20 Days to ye Sd Men 
Appointed of ye Ear Mark and Number or bring ye sd 
Sheep to ye Men wee have Appointed, And theses Men are 
to take ye Sheep that Shall be in ye pens With out Oners 
and ye Sheep that Shall be Brought to them, they Shall 
take into their Care and keep Untill ye Nest Spring if ye 
Oner or Oners Doth not appear and take their Coats for 
their Winter ing of them and Mark ye Lambs ye Same 
Mark of ye Ews and then turn them to ye plains Our Gen- 
eral Sheep pasture that ye Bight Oners May gett them but 
any person finding any of his Sheep in ye hands of ye Men 
Appointed to take care of ye Above Said Sheep, Shall take 
them Att any time paying Reasonable Charge to ye Men 
above Appointed 
Entered by Order 

MiCAH Smith Clark 

Att ye Same Town Meetting Jonathan Eowland John 
Willis Obediah Vail Jn Jeremiah Bedele John Hall and 
patrick Mott Were Chosen to inspect into our flock of 
Sheep, and to See if their be any Corse Wool'd Earns that 
they Shall Judge to be A damage to Our flock, in Case 
they or Any two of them Shall find any they Judge not fitt 
to Eun in ye flock may geld ye sd Eams or Order any 
Other person to geld them 

Att ye above said town Meeting itt was Voted that our 
Sheep Shall not be foaled nor Driven by any person or 
persons whatsoever for this Ensuing Year 

by order MicAH Smith Clark 

Page 88. 

Att a Generall town Meetting held in Hempstead April 
the 3th Day 1739 

then Jacob Smith was Chosen Supervisor for this Ensu- 
ing Year 

and Joseph Mott & John treadwell Were Chosen Asses- 
sors for this Ensuing Year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 261 

and David Bedle Was Chosen Constable and Collecttor 
for this Ensuing Year 

and for Over-Seers and Snrveyers of ye High Ways was 
Chosen Minard Schank James Pine and Will : Nickols for 
this Ensuing Year 

and John Smith and Eobert Merven Was Chosen fence 
Veiwers 

Jeremiah Bedle and Eichard titas Was Chosen Aprisors 
of Enteste Estates for this Ensuing Year 

And John Dorland and Robert Sutton and Jonathan 
Eowland were Chosen trustees for this Ensuing Year 

Voted att ye Same town Meetting that ye above said 
trustees Shall have ye Same Power to act and Doe in our 
business of ye town of Hempstead as fully and as Amply 
on all Accounts as was given to our trustees by Major Vote 
of ye town ye 3th Day of October anno Domini 1737. 

CoUo' Treadwell Chosen Pounder for this Ensuing Year 

Micah Smith was Chosen town Clerk 
Page 89. 

Att a Generall town Meetting held att Hempstead April 
the 1th Day 1740 

Then Was Chosen Jacob Smith Supervisor for this En- 
suing Year 

and Joseph Mott and John Treadwell were Chosen Asses- 
sors for this Ensuing Year 

then David Bedle was Chosen Constable and Collecttor 
for this Ensuing Year 

then Was Chosen John Smith and Eobert Marvin fence 
Veiwers for this Ensuing Year 

then Was Chosen Jerimiah Bedle and Eichard titas 
aprisers of Entested Estates for this Ensuing Year 

then Was Chosen Jerimiah Bedle John Dorland and Jo- 
seph Mott Commisi oners for Laying High Ways Out In ye 
town of Hempstead for this Ensuing Year 



262 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Were Surveyors or Overseers of High Ways Chosen 
John Pearsall Eichard Bedle Will : Nickols Hicks Seamans 
John Dingey Silas Smith Daniel pearsall John pine Eich- 
ard Cornail Joseph Scidmore for this Ensuing Year 

Chosen for trustees for this Ensuing Year for trustees 
Eobert Mitchel Jonathan Eowland and John Dorland and 
ye power Given them as Was Given ye trustees In ye Year 
1737 .oto'3 " , 

Soloman Seamans Was Chosen Pounder for this Ensuing 
Year 

Micah Smith Were Chosen town Clerk for this Ensuing 
Year 

Att ye Same town Meetting was ordered that Jerimiah 
Bedle Eichard Bedle Blias Dorland and John Dorland Was 
to take Care and fence ye Burial Ground Lptt , and to be 
paid out of ye towns Money by ye trustees for their Ser- 
vice ' ■ I 

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August ye 1th Day 1739 Att a town Meetting held att 
Hempstead the Day above Written itt was Voted by ye 
Major part of ye freeholders then present that ye Sheep or 
flock of Sheep runing upon our plains Shall be foalded and 
hired out by John Dorland Weekly at a time and place 
that he Shall Apoint to ye Highest Bider and it was Voted 
that ye sd Sheep or flock shall be foaled " from this„ time 
Untill ye Sixt Day of September Next and then ye Said 
Sheep to' Eun at Liberty, without being foaled, and whoso- 
ever Hireth ye sd Sheep, Shall give a note to ye sd Dor- 
land to pay ye Money to him by ye first of Jeneuary itext 

the persons here Under Written protests against foalding 
ye Sheep or hiring of them out to be foaled in any Manner 
John Mott Sam : Mott Jacob Mott Pa'rk Mott ■ : 
by order . . 

MiOAH Smith Clerk 

Att a town Meetting Held Ih Hempstead April the 23th 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 263 

Day 1741 About or Conserning our town Quit Eent then 
CoU'd John Cornall and Jacob Smith were Appointed by 
Major Vote of the town to Goe Down to New York and 
pay ye Quitt Eent of our General patent of Hempstead 
that is behind, and Agree for ye Charges that is alrady Ac- 
crued by neglect of itts not being paid, and Make Eeport 
thereof to ye town, and they to be Eepayed by the town 
again, and 6 per Cent Interest allowed them till they be 
paid Again by the town 

Bnter'd by order of ye town by Micah Smith 

' Clerk 

Page 99. 

« 

Att a Geuerall Town Meetting held In Hempstead April 
ye 7th day 1741 

then Jacob Smith was Chosen Supervisor for this Ensu- 
ing Year 

and Joseph Mott and Silas Smith was Chosen Assessors 

and David Bedell was Chosen Constable and CoUecttor 

and John Smith and Eobort Marvin was Chose fence 
Veiwers 

and Jeremiah Bedell and Eichard tittas was Chosen 
Aprisors of Intested Estates 

Jeremiah Bedle John Dorland and Joseph Mott was 
Chosen Commissioners for Laying out High "Ways In ye 
town of Hempstead 

Serveyoj'S or Over-Seers of ye High "Ways "Was Chosen 
Soloman Seamans Jerusalem, Eichard Bedell and Patrick 
Mott, John Cornall of Eockway, & Antony Demott, John 
Dingey and Silas Smith Sam : pearsall, Eoolof e Scank and 
Jecobas Montfort 

Soloman Seamans Was Chosen Pounder this Ensuing 
Year 

Micah Smith was Chosen town Clerk 

John Dorland John Hall and Joseph Denton was Chosen 
trustees for this Ensuing Year and Same power given them 
that Were, given ye trustees In ye Year 1737 



264 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Att ye above Said town Meetting Was Voted, by Major 
Vote that ye Earns shall be keept of ye Commons from ye 
flock of Sheep and whoever Shall find Any Earn or Eams 
after ye first Day of August may geld them and making of 
itt appear Shall have 18 pence a peice paid him out of ye 
towns money by ye trustees of ye Town 

Att ye above Said town Meetting their was Liberty 
Grantedrto John Carpenter to Sett a fuUen Mill on ye 
Stream Nigh his house on theses Conditions not Doing ye 
High Way any Damage With his pond and When ye Mill 
goes Down ye Stream to Eemain ye towns again Enter'd 
by Order by Me 

MicAH Smith Clerk 

Page 100. 

Att a Generall Town Meetting held In Hempstead the 
24th Day of August 1741 In order to Call the four Ee- 
maining Men to an account that was Chosen ye 14th Day 
of October 1723, to Divide our Undivided Land in Hemp- 
stead and to Give Us An account, of what they have Done 
In that affair and Also to Eender An account of what 
money they Have Eeceived of ye town for that purpose, 
and Some of the men viz Collo' Hicks Joshua Carman and 
James Searing Apeared att town Meetting, and Said that 
they had almost Done their Works and Desired Some 
Longer time to finish and Bring In there works, Itt was 
Consented by Several to ye 20th of November, but Several 
of ye freeholders Desired and order'd Me to Enter their 
Names to a General protest I Eead In publick Town Meett- 
ing which I Did 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

And another Warrant Granted out, and A town Meetting 
held ye 20th of November 1741 for ye Same purpose above 
said for them to Eender an a Count of their Demands on 
ye town, and Joshua Carman apeared and Desired three 
weeks time Longer yett and Six Weeks Were Allowed by 
Several that they might Bring their Works In in order that 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 265 

we might Consider Either to Confirm or Condem them, att 
ye same town meetting Several freeholdei's ordered their 
Names to ye Said protest and Several ordered Me Att other 
times to Enter their protest and Enter them In this Eeoord 
which* I have Done by Order of ye persons Here after 
Named which have Ordered their Names to be Entered to 
the protest against the mens works that pretends to Divide 
our Undivided Land In Hempstead 

Page 101. 

Att a Generall Town Meetting held In Hempstead the 
14th Day of Octobeij 1723 their Was Seven Men Chosen 
by the Major Vote of ye town, Viz, Coll' Hicks James 
Jackson James Searing William Willis Abel Smith Joshua 
Carman and Benjamin Seamans Jur, to Di\'ide the Undi- 
vided Land In Hempstead and to Lay to Every Man Ac- 
cording to his Just Right In ye Township of Hempstead, 
and theses Seven Men Were Chosen Joyntly, to Lay out 
and Acer bain our Lands and not Severally or the Major 
part of them but the whole Seven Men to Doe ye work ac- 
cording to Justice, But itt appears In our Way of thinking 
that they have proseeded, Contrary to Reason and the 
Sceim that was then projected by the Town By taking and 
Selling the towns Land where and what they Pleased and 
Laying Out to Some Men Where they Chose, and others 
Could Not gett their Rights Except they took their Ijeav- 
ings In poor Land, and theirs three of them Men Dead 
and the four thats Living Continues Laying Out Land and 
Bringing the town More In Confusion, Which, Wee think 
Contrary to Law and Reason and their fore Wee whose 
Names Are here after Written do Protest Against all what 
they have Done or Shall Doe In any Divition by any 
power from ye Town, As Wittness our Hands, Enter'd by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk by our order 
Obediah Vallantine Sam totten Isaac 'Smith 

Edward Cornall John Jackson Jur Micah Smith 

Jerimiah Wood John Birdsall Joseph pettit 



266 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 



Ben Lester Jacob Smith 

Patrick Mott Ben: Smith Eo: 

Richard Gildersleve James Bedell 



Jecovas peterson 
Abram Southard 
Joab VaU. 



Caleb Carman 
Sam: Langdon Sen 
Sam Rainer 
Ben: VaU 



Ephe: Vallantine 
John Rainer 
Silas Carman 
Soloman Langdon 
Jacob Vallantiue 
JujWill: Cornall 
Gorge Balden 
John Townsend 
Jonah flower 
Hendrick Hendrick- 

son 
Tho: Lee 
Ephe Cheesman 
Joseph Moti 



Elisha Gildersleve tlio: Hendrickson 
John Mott Isaac Hendrickson 

Mordecai Lester Jonathan Rowland 
Sam Southard Martine Wilsey 

Page 102. 



Cornelias Losee 
Ezekial Balden 
Joseph Carl 
Isaac Losey 
John Davis 
John Cornall 
Joseph Denton 
Ben: Carman 
Rich'd Barns 
Tho: Gildersleave 
James Wood 
Hanas Elderd 
per Tho: Barker 
Jaines Pine. 

Page 103. 



John Balden 
Ram Ramson 
James Pine 
Thomas Bedell • 
James Smith 
Harman Jonson 
Obediah Vail Jur 
Sam: Carman 
John pettit 
Juj: James Smith 
Nathan Vail 
John Linnintan 
Jonathan VaU 



Att a General Town Meetting held In Hempstead the 
Sixth Day of April Anno Domini 1742 

then was Chosen by Major Vote Jacob Smith for Super- 
visor for this Ensuing Year 

and for Assessors Joseph Mott and Jerimiah Bedell were 
Chosen for this Ensuing Year 

and David Bedell were Chosen Constable and Collector 
for this Ensuing Year 

Richard Bedell and Ben: Lester were Chosen Apprisors 
of Intestate Estates for this Ensuing Year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 267 

and John Borland Joseph Mott and Soloman Seaman s 
Jur were Chosen Commistioners for Laying out of High 
Wajs 

and for Serveyors of High Ways were Chosen John Sea- 
mans Eichard Bedell Patrick Mott John Comall John 
Dingey Silas Smith Jeeobas Hegerman , Abram Monfort 
Sam : Pearsall Jonah Flower Henry Allyne 

John Smith and Eobert Marvin ware Chosen fence 
Veiwers 

Soloman Seamans was Chosen Pounder 

John Dorland John Hall and John Birdsall was Chosen 
trustees of our towns Money and to have ye Same power 
that was Given ye trustees ye 3th' of October 1737 

and att the , same Town Meetting Micah Smith was 
Chosen Town Clerk for tjiis Ensuing Year 

Att. the Same Town Meetting their was Liberty Given to 

•Thomas Frost and Nathaniel Oakley^by Major Vote to Sett 

a Grist Mill on a Eiver Called, Merack Eiver on Conditions 

of taking ye Eleventh part as Long as they keep a MiU on 

that Stream but In Case they Lett ye Mill Goe Down ye 

priviledge to Eeturn to the Town Again Entered by order 

by Me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

An Account of ye Towns Money that is In Bank : one 
Bond In Sam : Clowsses hands Which was Payable 
June 1738 

and was paid In ye Year 1738. 
Ditto In October 1740. 
paid on ye Bond 
Eenjains Due , 140- 18- 4 

■ - . Page 104. 

Att a Town Meetting held in Hempstead the 27th Day 
of December^ Anna Domini 1742 

then was Voted by the Major Vote of ye Town that Jeri- 
miah Bedle and John hall and John Dorland to take Care 



£.168- 


S.08- p.04 


17- 
10- 


10- 
00- . 


■ . 27- 


10- . 



268 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

and Charge of our old Church or town house to Secure itt 
from any further Damage of any person or persons What 
soever and as We are Informed Several persons have pull- 
ed and Carried away a great part of ye sd House and 
Without order or any Athority therefore Wee Impower the 
Persons above named to make Enquiry after theses prem- 
ises that have been taken away from ye said house or did 
any Ways belong to ye sd House and to prosecute Any 
Such person or persons In behalf of ye town Entered by 

order 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

Wee Joseph Mott John Wood & John Townsend Com- 
misinors for Laying out highways in the township of hemp- 
stead having takeing a Vew of a highway on the South Side 
of hempstead Between the house of Capt Benjamin Smith 
& the Lane that goes to Daniel Beadles & find part of the 
Way Not Conveniant by reason of its being Crooked & 
Discommodious wee Do therefore Alter Such part of the 
Said Highway & Lay it out through the Land of Capt 
Benjamin Smith as the Laine Now is the Said Highway to 
be the Same breadth as the old highway was Layd out 

Witness our hands this 6th Day of feb 1755 

Joseph Mott 
John Wood 
John Townsend 

Enter'd by Valentine H Petebs Clerk 

105. 

Att a General Town Meetting Held in Hempstead the 
fifth Day of April 1743 

then was Chosen by Major Vote of the Town, Town 
officers to affitiate for ye Town for this Ensuing Yeare 

Chosen for Supervisor for this Ensuing Year Jacob Smith 

Chosen for Assessors this Ensuing Year Jesse mott & 
Jerimi Bedell 

Chosen for Constable & CoUecttor David Bedell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 269 

Chosen Aprisers of Entestate Estates Eich'd Bedell & 
Ben : Lester 

Chosen Commissioners for Laying Out and Eegulating 
High "Ways this Ensuing Year John Dorland Joseph Mott 
& Soloman Seamans 

Chosen Serveyors or Overseers of the High Ways John 
Seamans E^ichard Bedell Elias Dorland John Cornall John 
Dingey Jacob Vail Jecobas Hegerman Eichard Mott Tim : 
Smith Jonah fflower Eichard Thorne 

Chosen Trustees John Dorland John Hall John Birdsall 
and the Sanie Power Given to them that was ye Trustees 
ye 3th Day. of October 1743 

Chosen for Pounder Soloman Seaman Jun 
Chosen for fence Veiwers John Smith and Eobert mar- 
vin 

Chosen for Town Clerk for this Ensuing Year Micah 
Smith 

and the Same Day ye Common Meadow at near Eocka- 
way Were hired by ye trustees to Silas Smith for L 1 - - 
and the Common Meadow att hay Bridg to John Birdsall 
L - 10 - 

Entered by order by Micah Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark Leffert Lefferts is A Nick under the of 
Ear Nov :11th 1765 

George Ludlow his Ear Mark is a Latch under the off 
Ear & a half penny Each Side the Same & a half penny 
under the Near Ear 

Micajah Mott his Mark is a Latch under the off Ear & a 
half penny Each Side the Near Ear & a Nick the fore side 
the Same 

William Johnson his Ear Mark is a Latch & Nick under 
the off Ear & a Slitt in the Near Ear Dec 9th 1765 

the Ear Mark of Jacob Underhill a Slope under the Near 
Ear & two half pennys under the off Ear Dec 12 : 1765 



270 HEMPSTEAD TOWN fiECORDS. 

Page 106. ' 

Att a General Town Meetting held in Hempstead tlie tUrd 
Day of April Anno Domini 1744 / .< 

Then Was Chosen by Major Vote of ye Town, oflScers'to 
Officiate for this Ensuing Tear 

Jacob Smith' Chosen Supervisor • 

David Bedell Constable and Collecttor 

Jeremiah Bedell and Jesse : Mott Assessors 

Commistioners of High Ways are John Dorlahd Jesse 
Mott and Soloman Seamans 

Eich'd Bedell and Ben : Lester of Intestate Estate 

Suirveyors of High Ways are Jacob Seamans Eich'd Be- 
dell Elias Dorland John Cornell Richard Post Jacob Vail 
Jecobas Hegerman Koloof Schank Tim Smith Lander 
Touilgs Jonah fHower Richard Thbrne 

Trustees Are John Dorland John Birdsall & John Hall 

ffence Veiwers Are Richard Williams and Silas Smith 

Town Clerk Micah Smith 

Towns pender CoUo' Treadwell 

And att ye Same Town Meetting ye Trustees Gave Ac- 
compt to ye Town of Bonds in theirs hands that Amounted 
to two Hundread and thirty two pounds 3 s - 1 p. 

Entered by order by Micah Smith 

the Ear Mark of Thomas Prior is a SwoUow fork in Each 
Ear & a half penny the fore Side the Near Ear & a half 
penny the under Side the off Ear Dec 12 : 17!5b 

The Ear Mark of Samuel Post son of Henry Post is a 
half a flower DLuce the fore Side the Near Ear & a half 
penny the fore Side the off Ear 

The Ear Mark of John Laton is a Slitt in the Near Ear 
& a half penny Each Side Each Ear it being the Mark that 
Simon Losee Dec'd formerly Gave Enter'd 4th Feb 1766 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS, 271 

The Ear Mark of Benjamin Everit is a half penny under 
the off Ear & a half a flower DLnce under Each Ear Ent'd 
Mar 11 1766 

By Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 107. 

Att a Generall . Town Meetting held In hempstead ye 
third Day of April one thousand Seven Hundread and forty, 
five 

■ then Was Chosen by ye Town, Town Officers for this 
Ensuing Tear 

Jacob Smith for Supervisor 

David Bedell Constable & Collector 

Jerimiah Bedell and Joseph Mott Assessors 

John Dorland Joseph Mott & Soloman Seamans Com- 
missioners for Laying out of High Ways 

Benj. Lester & Eieh'd Bedell Aprisors of Intestate Es- 
tates 

Serveyors of ye High Ways Are Jacob Seamans Eieh'd 
Bedell Elias Dorland John Cornell Richard Post Jonathan 
Vail Jonah ^iflower Adam Mott thomas Dodge Caleb Morril 
Timothy Sniith John Vail 

Trustees, John Dorland John Birdsall and John Hall 

ffence Veiwers, Jacob Vail and Eichard Williams 

Town Clerk Micah Smith 

Towns Pounder Collo' John Treadwell 

The Day of General parting of our Sheep ye Last mun- 
day of October 

Att ye Same Town Meetting our Trustees gave An Ac- 
count of ye Towns Money in their hands Which was : L 
230 - s 05 - p 9. then Due to ye Town of Hempstead 

Entered by Order by Me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Att a Town Meetting Held in Hempstead ye 22th Day of 
April 1745 Then itt wa^ Agreed by ye Majory of Votes 



272 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

that, that thoses persons here After Named Are to Consult 
and Conclude of Some Measures Conserning, of our plains 
Either to have a Division or fencing, from other Towns, or 
Some Measure that they may be of more profet to ye Own- 
ers of them, then they have been or Are at present, and ye 
persons or Committe Chosen are to make a report to ye 
Town of their proseedings, by ye Majority on Munday ye 
20fch of may att which time ye sd town Meeting Were 
Ajoyned to a list of ye names of ye men Chosen John 
Treadwell peter Titas Samuel "Willis Jacob Smith Richard 
Thome Jacob Seamans John Linninton John Borland 
Henry pearsall John foster Daniel Hulet Sam titas Jere- 
miah Bedell Sam Southard, and the Above Said town 
Meetting be Ajoyned to this Day four Weeks for ye Above 
said men to Make a Report to ye town of their proseeding 
Entered by order of Me 

MicAH Smith Clerk 

Page 108. 

Propersitions and Measures Agreed on by ye Men Afore 
Named or Committe Chosen 

Whearas at A publick Town Meeting held at Hempstead 
the 22th day of April one Thousand Seven Hundread and 
forty five it was Agreed and Voted by ye Major Vote of ye 
Inhabitants of the Town to Chuse a Committe to Consult 
of Some Method Either to Make a Division of ye plain 
Land Belonging to ye Town or to Consider of some Method 
to ye taking up fenceing Improveing ye Same, and In per- 
suance to ye Above Recited Order, We ye Subscribers Who 
Are ye Committe Appointed for that purpose have Consid- 
ered the Circumstances of ye Same 

And It is our Judgment and Oppinion that is ye first 
place that there be A Committe Chosen to Joyn in Convin- 
tion with ye Ajacint Towns to Settle ye Limits Between us 
and them 

Secondly, that their be Due Care taken that there be 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 273 

Suffieent. higli Ways Laid out A Cross to and fro In ye 
plains to ye proper Conveniances of ye Inhabitants to pass 
and Eepass 

thirdly that all those former Devesions gifts grants and 
hollows which Shall or Can be maid Appear by Eeacord 
which has Been heretofore Laid out or granted Shall be 
first deducted and then the Bemainder part to be Mesured 
& Bulcked and .'a Computation of the Quantity Described 
by the persons Deputed by the Town for that perpose and 
that the Bxpence of the proseeding thus far be in Some 
publick manner as the town Shall think most proper 

forthly when a Computation is maid of the Quantity 
Contained in ye Said plaines by the persons deputed that 
their be a faire and Just division maid theirof to Every 
Orriginal patten Eight to Every person that hath a Just 
Right in or to the Same Provided that Each person Having 
any Eight do pay his own petecular Charg in Laying his 
Right out to the Most Convenancy not prejudicing his 
Neighbours as may Be Judged by those persons deputed 
to do the Same In Witness heirunto Wee have Set to our 
hands this thirteenth day of may one thousand Seven hun- 
dread & forty five 

Henry ParsaU Peter Titus Richard Thorne 

John Dorlon John Linniton Jeremiah Beadle 

Samuel Titus Jacob Smith John Tredwell 

Daniel Hewlett Samuel Willis John Foster 

Samuel Southard 

Entered & Compared with the Orriginal By 

"Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 109. 

Hempstead Jenewary ye 21th Day 1745 

Att A Town Meeting Held in Hempstead ye Said Day 
then persuant to A Warrant given for a Town Meetting the 
Said Day to Chuse A Committee to Joyn with Oysterbay in 
Setlmg Our Line of Partition on ye plains, with A Commit- 



274 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

tee Chose by Oysterbay for tliat purpose Itt was Voted 
att ye Said Town Meetting, Jacob Smitli and Benjamin 
Lester, Shall Meet and Joyn the Committee In order to 
Settle Our partition Lines and fix Monaments 

Entered By Order 

MicAH Smith 

This Instrument of Writing Testifieth that Whearas ye 
proprietors of that part of the Great plaines Included 
Within the patten and purchase of Eobert Williams Which 
Borders upon the Town of Hempstead have Agreed to 
Divide their Said plain Land and for the More Sure Effect- 
ing of their Decesion Did Depute \t illiams Seaman and 
Zebulon Seaman as a Commety to Capitulate With the 
Town of hempstead Respecting, the Settlement of their 
bounds Which Said Committy Applyed to the Said town to 
Joyne in Conjuntion With them in that Respect pursuant 
to the Said Application the Majestrates of hempstead or 
Several of them Did Ishew out their. Warrents to Notifie 
the proprietors and freeholders of the Said Town of hemp 
stead to asemble themselves togather on the twenty first 
Day of Janwary this present Year In Order to. Elect and 
Impower a Commety in behalf of the town to Settle the 
Bounders as aforesaid the Said properietors and freehold- 
ers of hempstead being Mett and assembled at the time 
appointed, Did by the Major Yoat Elect and Appoint Jacob 
Smith & Benjamin Lester to Settle the Said bounds and 
Erect Monuments there at as May Appear in and by the sd 
hempstead town Records 

Now Be it further Manifest that wee the two Respective 
Committys In behalf of Each party did on the 24th of 
the Month aforesaid Meet and agree to begin at a Large 
Stone (Which wee have Caused to be brought and fixed 
as a monument) at a place Commonly Called and Known 
by the Name of Cantiague point it being the place as we 
are of Opinion that Was formerly Agreed on as a bound- 
er between the Town of Hempstead and Oysterbay and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 275 

from the Said Stone we have Eun a South Line by a 
Meridional Compass Varying by Computation from the Ar- 
tick' 'pole about Six Degrees and one half "Westerly one 
hundred and Seventeen Chaines and Seventeen Links to 
the Midle of the Great plains Where "We have planted An-' 
nother Large Stone for the Corner as a Monument to be a 
perpetual Bounder and from the sd Stone "We have Eun a 

Page 110. 
Direct Line Dae Bast perpendicular or Squair "With the 
North and South poles, to the Eastermost Extent of the 
great plaines "Whear the Said Due East Line Cuts the East 
"Woods at Which place Wee have Marked Several Trees to 
be a Continual Bounder, and We the Said Jacob Smith 
and Benjamin Lester in behalf of the Town of hempstead 
on the one part and Williams Seaman and Zebulon Seaman 
iu behalf of the proprietoi;s of the Williams purchase So 
■ Called on the other part, do by "Virtue of the Authority 
Comiriited Unto us Eespectively Covenant and' Agree that 
the two Lines as above Said & the Monuments therein fix- 
ed Shall Stand and Continue as a perpetual Bounds Be- 
tweeut the Town of hempstead of the one part and the pat- 
ten and purchase that Was formerly Maid by Eobert Wil- 
liams of the Other party In Witness hereunto We have 
Set to our hands and fixed our Seals this thirty first Day 
of January Anno Domini Seventeen hiindread and forty 
five Six ' 

Sealed and Delevered Jacob Smith (S) 

in the presence of Benjamin Lestee (S) 

John Hall' Williams Seaman (S) 

SaIvison CeOokee ' Zebulon Seaman (S) 

Petee "Vandeewatee 

Enter'd & Compared with the Orriginal By 

"Valentine H Petees 
' ' Clerk 

Wee Jdhn Willis, Patrick Mott & Jno' Williams Com- 
misinors for Laying Out Highways iu the Township of 



276 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Hempstead Do According to the power & Authority in us 
Eesiding by Virtue of Several Late Acts of the General As- 
sembly of the Colony of New York Survay & Lay out a 
publick High Way in the town Spoot of Hempstead Be- 
gining at the Brook by the North West Corner of Daniel 
Ehoades fence as it Now Stands : to be the South Side 
thereof and So to Run upon a strait Coarse As the Old 
Cart path Goes unto the House of John Woods the Said 
Highway wee Lay out four Rods Wide Witness our 
Hands at Hempstead this first Day of July 1761 

John Willis 
Pateick- Mott 
John Williams 
Entr'd & Compar'd With ye Orriginal by 

Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 111. 

The Petition of Sundry freeholders Inhabitants of the 
township of Hempstead whose Names are hereunto Sub- 
scribed to the Commisioners for Laying out Highways in 
the township of Hempstead Humbly Sheweth that Whear- 
as theire is a Highway Laid out from the town of Hemp- 
stead a Croos the Plains to Richard Williams and part of 
the Way Runing through the Inclosed Land of Jeremiah 
Beadle Juner and that Wee Conceive the Road would be 
more Convenient for Travilers And the Inhabitants of the 
Said Township to be Altered So as to Run on the West 
Side of the Said Jeremiah Beadles Lott where the path 
now Runs wee therefore pray that you would take a Vew of 
the Said Road and if you Judge proper to alter the Same 
Accordingly 

Jonah Valentine Henry Valentine Timothy ^.mith 
Hendrick Onder- Jacob Valentine Daniel Searing 

donck Jacob Searing Jonathan Searing 

James Hewlett Samuel Searing Benjamin Akely 

Samuel Titus John Searing 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 277 

Wee Patrick Mott and John Williams two of the Com- 
misioners for Laying out Highways in the Township of 
Hempstead have taken a Vew of the Within Mentioned 
Highway and have Altered the Same According to the Be- 
quest of the Within Mentioned Petition Witness our 
hands this 10th Day of June 1761 

Patrick Mott 
John Williams 

Entr'd & Compar'd With the Orriginal By 

Valentine H Peters Clerk 

Page 112. 

To all Christian people to whom theses may Come Greet- 
ing Know yea that I Jacob Hicks of Hempstead In 
Queens County on Nassaw Island and In ye province of 
new York Esq : for and in Consideration of the Love Good 
wiU and Affection which I have & Do bear towards my 
Well beloved Son John Hicks, of ye Same place Do fully 
freely and Absolutely give and grant Unto him my sd Son 
John Above Mentioned A Certain persall of Land and 
Ground Scituate Being and Lying In the township of 
Hempstead Above Said part theirof being In a Neck 
Called Long Neck, Bounded as foUoweth Viz, on ye West 
Side begining att a place Called the Cloe hole by ye Eoad 
that Leads to Eockaway So Euaning Southarly a long 
Where ye fence now stands on ye West Side ye path that 
Leads Down to ye Said Neck Called Long Neck XJntill itt 
Comes' near ye head of a Little Swamp : then taking a 
Eange of marked trees on ye East Side' of ye Said path 
Untill itt Comes Unto a Brush fence : then keeping the Said 
Brush fence Untill itt Comes to a fence that Leads A Cross 
ye neck then keeping that fence A few Eods Untill itt 
Comes to a three Eail feoce Which is my Soa Jacobs East 
Bounds, keeping ye Said Eailed fence Untill itt Come to a 
Barrack then keeping a Eange of Stakes Untill itt Comes 
to ye head of a Ditch then Easterly as ye Ditch Euns Untill 
itt Comes to ye head of a Crick then keeping ye main 



278 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Creek as itt Buns Untill itt Comes to a three Bailed fence 
Called ye black berry place then keeping that three Baild 
fence Untill it Conies to a place Called the horse Brook 
then keeping the Said Brook Untill itt Comes to ye Orchard 
fence, then keeping ye fence on ye East Side ye Orchard 
Untill it Comes to Burying place, then keeping the Bange 
of Stakes untill it Comes to ye North East Corner of the 
Smoak house, and from thence to ye high Way that Leads 
to Bockaway : and thence along ye Said high Way to the 
Where first begun : All within Said Bounds be it in Num- 
ber of Acre as itt Shall be found with Houses Baji'ns 
Orchards fences Wood Under Woods, and all Apertenances 
priviledges and Commodytys to ye " Same belonging to him 
ye sd John Hick his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, Absolute- 
ly Excepting A high Way or Libirty for my Son Tho : 
Hicks his Heirs and Assigns to pass and Bepass to ye 
point Where ye way now goes I also Give to my Son John 
one Equal third part of ye Beach Called Long Neck Beach, 
with an Equal third part of my Lands Lying >' on ye North 
Side of ye afore Said Bockaway Boad on Bockaway Neck 
with an Equal third part of all my paitent Bight In ye sd 
town of Hempstead with ye Sixth part of my Bight on 
hempstead plains but ye Bemain'g part of my Land Lying 
between ye Swamps I Beserve to my Self WittnesS my 
hand Aprill the third Day 1735 

Page 113. 

, Signed Sealed and Diljverd 

In presence of Jacob Hicks (S) " 

Benjamin Hicks 
John Mott 

Queens County Sililisus february , Seventeen Hundread 
thirty Eight, nine then Came ye Withiu Nained Jacob 
Hicks Esqr before Me Tho : Hicks one of ye Judges of ye 
Court of Common Pleas and Acknowledged this. Within 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 279 

Written Instrument to be his own Volantary Act and Deed 
and finding no Interlination nor Eaizors Do order this 
Deed to be Recorded 

T. Hicks 

A true Copy taken out of the Original and Compared by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

To Whome these presents may Come greeting know ye 
that I George Balding of Hempstead in Queens County in 
the Pro-vince of New York on Nausaw Island have for and 
in Consideration of the Just & full Sum of Five Pounds 
Six-teen Shillings Current LawfuU Money of New York to 
me in hand Paid by Isaac Underbill of Oysterbay in the 
Same Caunty and province have given Granted bargained 
Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and do by these Presents 
fully freely and absolutely give grant bargain sell Convey 
and Confirm all that three Shillings Patten Wright to be 
taken up in the Great Plains and in Marshes or Meadow in 
the bounds or Township of- Hempstead or beach unto him 
the said Isaac Underbill or to his Heirs Ex's Admr's or 
Assigns forever unto him and their only Proper benifitt 
and behoof all Which said three Shillings Wright Shall 
Comprehend in great Plains marsh and Meadow and Beach 
with all and Singular Appurtenances and Every Part and 
Parcell thereof unto him the Said Isaac Underbill his Heirs 
Ex's Admr's and Assigns and Every of them forever and 
that the Same is Clear and free from all and all Manner of 

Page 114. 

former gifts grants or incumbrances Whatsoever Which 
Said Patent Wright was given to me by my father Ezekiel 
Balding which he bought of Able Smith and by Deed & 
Will may Appear & further the Said George Balding do by 
Virtue of these presents bind my self my Heirs Ex's Admr's 
^nd Bypry of them firmly by these Presents unto the Said 
Isaac Underbill or to his Certain Attorney Heirs Ex's and 
Admr's and Assigns the Said three Shillings in form and 



280 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Manner as Above sd and further that the Said Isaac Un- 
derhill or his Heirs Ex's Admr's may forever use the Same 
hereafter have hold and forever Injoy the Said three Shill- 
ings Patten and I the Said George Balding do bind my 
. Self my Heirs Ex's And Admr's and Every of them to War- 
rant and Defend the Said three Shillings Patten against 
any Lawfull Claim of any Person or persons Whatsoever 
Claiming any Part thereof as Witness my hand and Seal 
this Eighteenth Day of August in the Year Seventeen Hun- 
dred & Sixty Two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered his 

in the Presents off Geoegb :0: Balding (S) 

John Denton Mark 

John Smith 

Queens County ss. On the first day of November one 
thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two Personally Ap- 
peared before me Valentine H Peters one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common Pleas for the Said County the Within 
Named George Balding & Acknowledged this Instrument 
as his Vollentary Act and Deed which having Examined I 
allow to be recorded 

Valentine H Petees 

Entr'd & Compar'd With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 115. 

To all Christian People to whome theses presents Shall 
Come Greetting Know Yea that I James Smith & Mary his 
Wife of Hempstead In Queens County In ye province of 
new York for and In Consideration of ye Sum of three 
Hundread pounds Currant Lawfull Money of ye province 
Above Said, to me In hand paid before the Ensealing & 
Delivery here of by Uriah Piatt of ye town County and 
province above Said the Eeceipt Whereof I do hereby Ac- 
knowledge and my self here With fully Satisfied and Con- 
tented & thereof and of Every part and percell thereof Do 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 281 

Exonerate and Discharge ye Said Uriah Piatt his Heirs 
Executors Admrs for Ever By theses Presents Have Giv- 
en Granted Bargained Sold AUianed Conveyed and Con- 
firmed and by theses presents Do freely fully and absolute- 
ly give Grant bargain Sell Allien Convey and Confirm Unto 
ye sd UriaL Piatt his Heirs and Assigns for Ever one Cer- 
tain Messuage and tract or tracts of Land Scituate Lying 
and Being In ye Bounds of^Hempstead In ye North Woods 
Near Herricks Begining att a Certain Stake by ye Corner 
of ye fence In ye pertition between ye sd Joseph Smith and . 
ye sd James Smith, Euning th&nce South ffifty four Rods 
and a half by ye Land that was Dirfeys to ye highway that 
Leads from Suckses to Herricks thence Runing South Eighty 
five Degrees East one Hundread and one Rods, by ye sd 
High Way thence runing north two Degrees West Seventy 
seven Rods and twenty Links by a high Way that Leads to 
Joseph Smiths Runing thence North Seventy two Degrees, 
West Seventeen Rods to another Stake In ye Corner of ye 
partition fence between Joseph & James thence as ye fence 
Runs South Seventy Six Degrees West Eighty two Rod 
and half, to ye Stake wee first begun att, Containing forty 
one Acres and a hundread and fifty Square Rods and also a 
Certain peice of wood Land, being Butted and Bounded as 
followeth Viz Begining att a Stake Standing by ye High 
Way In ye fence that now parts ye sd Joseph Smiths Clear 
Land from ye Wood Land Runing thence north one degree 
East twenty two Rods, Euning thence north twenty five 
Degrees West fifteen Rod thence Runing north twelve De- 
grees East fifteen Rod thence South Eighty five "Degrees 
west twenty and a half Rod by ye Land of Joseph Smith 
thence South three Degrees West thirty nine Rods By a 
Range of marked Saplings to a Certain marked Bnrch tree 
Stand In ye Said Josephs fence, thence Runing East as je 
fence Now Stands to place we first begun att Containing 

Page 116. 
Six Acres and ten Square Rods And a house Barn and Or- 
chard Containing About twelve Acres Scituate on ye East 



282 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Side of ye Eoad that Leads from Uriali Plats to JosepH 
Sndiths, Butted and Bounded Viz Begining Southerly by ye 
High Way, and Westerly by ye sd High Way, and north 
by ye High Way that Leads from Herricks to Joseph 
Smiths and East by Land of Uriah Piatt, the whole Con- 
taining Sixty Acres of Land More or Less To gather with 
ye houses Barns Stables out houses Orchards Gardens, To 
have and to hold the Said granted and Bargained premises 
with ye Appertenances priviledges and Gdmmoditys to ye 
Same belonging or In any Wise Appertaining to him ye 
Said Uriah Piatt his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and 
their only proper Use Benifet and behoof forever, and I ye 
sd James Smith for me my heirs Bxetors & admrs : Do 
Covenant promise and Grant to and with Uriah Piatt his 
Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am 
the true Sole and Lawfull Oner of the above Bargained 
premises and Lawfully Seized and Possessed of ye Same In 
mine own proper Eight as a good and perfect and Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance and have In my Self Good Eight full 
power and Lawful Athority to Grant Bargain Sell Convey 
and Confirm the Said Bargained premises In Manner 
Above Said and that ye Said Uriah Piatt his Heirs and 
Assigns Shall and May from time to time and att all times 
for Ever hereafter by Virtue of theses presents Lawfully 
and peacably & Quietly have hold Use Occupy posess and 
Enjoy the Said Demised and Bargained with Apertenances 
free and Clear freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all and all of formet Gifts Grants 
Bargairte Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowers Judgments Executions Incumberrances and troubles 
Whatsoever and I ye sd James Smith and Mary his Wife 
Do further Covenant and Bind our Selves our Heirs Exe- 
tors & admrs firmly by theses Presents to warrant and 
Defend ye Said Uriah Piatt his Heirs and Assigns In 
Quiet and peacable possestion of all and Singular ye Said 
Granted premises Against any Just and Lawful Claim of 
any person or persons Whatsoever In Wittness Whereof 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 283 

Wee ye sd James Smith and Mary Smith Have hereunto 
sett our hands and Seals this Bight Day of february and In 
ye Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven & forty 
two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered jAiffES Smith (S) 
In presence of her 

MiCAH Smith Mary :M: Smith (S) 
Thomas Applela Mark 

Page 117. 

Queens County the Eight Day of february Anno Domini 
1742 -then Personally Appeared the Within Named James 
Smith before Micah Smith one of his Majestys Justices of 
Peace for Queens County and Acknowledged this Within 
Written to be his Volantary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 

A true Copy taken' out of ye original and Compared by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

To all Christien People to Whome theses presents shaU 
Come, Greetting Know yee that I Martine Willsey of 
Hempstead In Queens County In ye province of New York 
for and In Consideration of ye Sum of Seven Hundread 
pound Currant Lawful Money of the province Above Said 
to me In hand Paid before the Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof by James Smith of ye Same place the Receipt 
whereof I dso hereby Acknowledge and my Self herewith 
fully Satisfied and Contented and thereof and of Every 
part and parcel thereof Do Exonerate Acquit and Dis- 
charge ye Said James Smith his Heirs Executors Adnirs 
for Ever by theses presents Have Given granted Bargained 
Sold Elianated Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses 
presents , Do fully freely and Absolutely ^ive Grant Bar' 
gain Sell Allien Convey and Confirm Unto ye Said James 
Smith his Heirs & Assigns for Ever one Certain Messuage 
or tract of Land Scituate Lying and being In the Bounds 
of Hempstead Att a Place Called Sucksess Near ye Great 



284 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

Pond Butted and Bounded Viz Begining att ye North- 
west Corner of ye sd tract, near ye Gate of Isaac Hick by 
the Eoad that Leads to Madnans Neck from ye plains and 
Southerly Along by ye High Way Untill itt Comes to a 
Gate or Eoad that Leads from that said Eoad to tanners 
Pond Soe Along that sd Eoad Easterly till itt Comes to ye 
Land of Eichard Cornall thence Northerly A Long ye Land 
of Eichard Cornall till itt Come to a Division Fence Be- 
tween ye said Eichard Cornell and the Land of Martine 
Wilsey thence Easterly Along ye Land of Eichaird Cornell 
by a Line of Marked trees till itt Comes to a Black Oak 
tree Marked With N. E. S. thence Westerly to a Sertain 
tree Marked N. E. S. thence Westerly By a Line of marked 
trees as itt Was Eun by the trustees formerly thence 
Northly till itt Meets tyces feild or to a Certain High Way 
that Leads from Cowneok to Madnans Neck Eoad ye first 
place of Begining att ye norwest Corner Westerly by ye 
high Way that Leads from ye plains to madnans Neck 
Southerly by a high Way that Leads from ye Neck Eoad 
to tanners pond Easterly by Eichard Cornells Land, and 
Northerly by Cowneck Eoad that Leads to ye above Said 
Madnans Neck Eoad To Have and to Hold ye Said Grant- 

Pagb 118. 

ed and Bargained premises with all ye Appertenances 
priviledges their Unto belonging . or In Any Wise Apper- 
taining Excepting ye Church and Land ye Church hath In 
fence about itt Which belongs to ye Congregation of ye 
Dutch People and Excepting ye Burying place on ye sd 
farm to him ye sd James Smith his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, and also A Certain Lott of Salt Meadow Scituate 
Lying and being on ye South side of Hempstead att a 
place Called Hungry harbour Neck and is Butted and 
bounded As foUoweth Viz Southerly by a Lott of Jonah 
flower and northerly by ye Same lott, thence Easterly by 
Major Martins and Palhemises Lott to„a Black Oak Stake 
att ye East Corner thence Eiining Southerly to a Stake by 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 285 

Motts Creek, to have and to hold ye Said Granted and 
Bargained Premises With all ye Apertenances previledges 
and Commoditys their Unto belongiug with a Whitning 
Yard ye West Side of ye Road by ye pond with a Smoak 
house In ye Said Yard and my Dwelling Houses With out 
Houses and Barns Stables Orchards Gardens Meadows 
Pasture Ground Advantages Ways Easments Emoloments 
or profets Arising or belonging or apertaining to ye Above 
Said farm or tract of Land Which Contains one Hundread 
and fifty Acres more or Less, and all my Patent Eight that 
is not taken up as Yet and I ye Said Martine Wilsey for 
me my Heirs Executors Administrators Do Covenant 
promise and Grant to and with ye Said James Smith his 
Heirs and Assigns forever that before the Ensealing hereof 
I am the true Sole and Lawfull oner of ye Above Said 
Granted and Bargained premises and am Lawfully Seized 
and possessed of the Same in my- proper Right As A Good 
perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance and have In my 
Self Good Right full Power and Lawfull Athority to Grant 
Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm ye sd Bargained premi- 
ses In Manner Above said and that ye said James Smith 
his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time and 
att aU times for Ever here after by Virtue of theses Pres- 
ents Lawfully peacably and Quietly have Hold Use Occu- 
py possess and Enjoy ye Said Demised and Bargained 
j)remises with the Appertenances free and Clear freely and 
Clearly Acquited and Discharged of and from all and all 
manner of former Gifts grants Bargains Sales Incumbran- 
ces and troubles Whatsoever and I ye Said Martine Will- 
sey Do freely Covenant and Bind my Self my Heirs Exe- 
tors firmly by theses presents to Warrant and Defend ye 
Said James Smith his Heirs and Assigns In Quiet and 
peacable possestion of all and Singular ye Said Granted 

Page 119. 

premises Against any Just and Lawfull Claim of Any per- 
son or persons Whatsoever In Wittness whereof I ye Said 



286 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Martine Wiltsey liave here Unto • Set my hand and Seal 
this Eight Day of february In ye Year of our Lord Christ- 
one. Thousand Seven hundread forty one-two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of ' Marten Willsee (S)" 

Uriah Platt 
MicAH Smith 

Queens County february ye Eight Day anno Domini 
1742 then personally Apeared ye Within Named Martin 
Wilsey before Me Mioah Smith one of his Majestys Justi- 
ces of ye Peace for ye said County and Did Acknowledge 
this Within Written Instrument to be his Volantary Act 
and Deed 

Migah Smith 

A true Copy taken out of ye original and Compared by 
Me ■ 

]y[icAH Smith Clerk 

This Indenture made this tenth Day. of October In the 
Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundread 
thirty five : Between Abel Smith of Hempstead In Queens 
County on Long Island In the province of new York of ye 
one part and John Searing Juner of ye Same place Yeaman 
of the other p9,rt Wituesseth that the Said Abel Smith for 
and In Consideration of the Sum of four Hundread and 
twelve Pounds ten Shillings Currant Money of New York 
to him in hand paid beiore ye Enseahng and Delivery of 
theses Presents by ye afore Said John Searing the Receipt 
Whereof I do Acknowledge my Self there with fully Satis- 
fied Contented and paid and theirof and of Every part ,and 
percel theirof Do Exonerate Aquit and Discharge the 'Said 
John Searing his Heirs Executors and admrs forever by- 
theses presents have given granted Bargained Sold Aliana- 
ted Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents Do 
freely fully and Absolutely give Grant Bargain Sell Alien 
Convey and Confirm Unto ye sd John Searing his Heirs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 287. 

and Assigns for Ever One Certain messuage and tract of 
Land scituate Lying and being In ye Bounds of Hemp- 
stead in Queens, County afore Said on ye North Side of ye 
plains Butted and Bounded as follows, Be.gining.att a 
Chesnut .Stak then EuUing Easterly by^ James pines thomas, 
Williams Land fifty Eod to a Walnut Sapling Marked four 
Sides thence Buning Southerly by a Streit By Jonathan 

Page 120. 

Vallantines Land thence Southerly and westerly as the 
fence now Stands by Jonathan Searing and John .Searings 
Laiid to a post in by a Certain High Way theses Buning 
Northerly by Said High Way forty two Chain and Eighty 
eight Links to ye first Bounds Containing in ye afore Said 
Bounds fifty Nine Acres and ninteen Bods and Likewise 
one other peice Butted and Bounded as foUoweth Begin- 
ing att a White Oak tree by ye afore Said high Way thence 
Buning Northard by sd high Way twenty five Chain and 
Seventy five Links to a Walnut Bush marked on two Sides 
thence Buning Westerly by Joseph Motts Land thirty two 
Chain and Sixty five Links to a Chestnut Stake thence 
Soiitherly by James Searings Land fifteen Chain and twen- 
ty Links to A Stake in ye Corner of ye fence thence East- 
erly by said fence now Stands by James Searings Land to, 
ye Corner of ye fence thence Southerly by Said James' 
Searings and John Searings Land forteen Chain and forty 
five Links to the Corner of ye fence thence Easterly by sd 
John Searings Land Eight Chain and twenty five Links to 
ye first Bounds Containing "in ye afore sd Bounds fifty one 
Acres and thirteen Bods Making in the Whole one Hun- 
dread and ten Acres and thirty two Bods To have and to 
hold the granted and Bargained premises with all the ap- 
purtenance priviledges and Commoditys to Same belonging 
or in any Wise appertaining, to him ye Said John Searing 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their only proper 
Use Benif et and behoof for Ever and I ye Said Abel Smith 



288 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

for me my Heirs Executors and Admrs Do Covenant prom- 
ise and Grant to and With ye sd John Searing his Heirs 
and Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true 
Sole and Lawful oner of the above Bargained premises and 
am Lawfully Seized and possessed of ye in mine own pro- 
per Eight as a Good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance and have in my Self good Eight fuU power and Law- 
full Athority to grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm 
the Said granted and Bargained premises in manner afore- 
said and the sd John Searing his Heirs and Assigns Shall 
and may from time to time and att all times for Ever here 
after by Virtue of theses presents Lawfully peasably and 
Quietly have hold Use Occupy and possess and Injoy ye 
Said Devised and Bargained with all ye apertenances free 
& Clear freely and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and Dis- 
charged of and from all and all manner of former Gifts 
grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entailes 
Joyntures dowers Judgments Executions ineumberances 
and troubles Whatsoever and I ye Said abel Smith Do fur- 

Page 121. 

ther Covenant And Bind my Self my heirs Executors and 
Administrators firmly by theses presents to Warrant and 
Defend the sd John Searing his Heirs and Assigns In 
Quiet and peasable possestion of all and Singular ye sd 
Granted premises against any Just and Lawful Claim of 
Any person or persons What Soever in Witness Whereof 
togather With ye Consent and Good Liking of my Loviag 
Wife Euth Smith Wee have Unto Set our hands and fixt 
our Seals ye Day and Tear Above Written 

Joseph Mott Abel Smith (S) 

Daniel Seaeing Euth Smith (S) 

Samuel Seaeing 

Queens County Memerandum february ye 17 Day 1741-2 
then personally apeared the Within Named Samuel Sear- 
ing one of ye Witnesses of this Within Instruinent before 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 289 

Me Micah Smith one of his Majestys of ye peace for 
Queens County and Did Declare on ye holy Avangalist that 
he See ye Within Named Abel Smith and Euth his Wife 
Acknowledge this Within Written Deed or Instrument to 
be their Volantary Act and Deed and In presence of Joseph 
mott and Daniel Searing two of ye witnesses to this With- 
in Written Instrument 

Micah Smith 

A true Copy taken and Compared With ye original by 
me Micah Smith Clerk 

The Ear. Mark of Eichard Wiggens is a Slope under 
Bach Ear and two half pennys the fore Side the near Ear 
June 25th 1766 

The Ear Mark pf Peter Muttee is a Slope under the off 
Ear & a hole in the Near Ear it being the Mark that Greo : 
Peters formerly Gave Enter'd June 27 : 1766 

The Ear Mark of Timothy Titus is a Slitt in the off Ear 
& a half penny the fore Side the Same & a Crop in the 
Near Ear Obr 18th 1766 

The Ear Mark of John Willis Son of Sam Willis is a 
Latch the fore Side the off Ear & a half penny under Side 
the Same Ear & a half penny under the Near Ear & a hole 
in the Same Nov 4th 1766 

the Ear Mark of John Peters Jr Son of Dr peters is a 
Slope under the Near Ear & a Slitt in the off Ear & a half 
penny under the Same Enter'd Dec 1 1766 

Page 122. 
This Indenture Made this Thirtieth Day of December In 
the Year of Our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred and For- 
ty by and Between Eichard Williams of the Township of 
Hempstead In Qrieens County on Nasaw Island Black 
Smith of the one Party and John Searin of the Town Coun- 
ty and Island Aforesaid Weaver of the other Party Wit- 
nesseth that whereas Thomas Williams Marriner Brother 
to the sd Eichard Williams did on the 22d Day of August _ 
Last Constitute and Surrogate His Brother ye Sd Eichard 



290 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOBDS. 

To be his tinae and Lawful Attorney And in his Name and 
for his use to Sell and dispose of his Land &c In the Town- 
ship And to Give and to pass a Lawful! Deed of Convey- 
ance for the Same Eelation there to Being had May more 
fully Appear Which Sd power of Attorney Being Attested 
to by the Sd Thomas Williams as his Voluntary Act and 
Deed on ye 25th of the Above Cited Month of August Last 
past Before Henry Pearsall Esqr One of His Majesties 
Justices of the peace for Queens County Assigned Now 
Know ye that I the Sd Richard Williams Subsequent to 
the Sd power of Attorney And In Behalf of my Said 
Brother Thomas Williams As well as in part of my own 
-Right title And property for and in the Consideration of 
the full and Just sum of Two Hundred and Twenty three 
pounds Eighteen Shillings and five pence of good Currant 
and LawfuU Money of the Province of New York to me in 
hand paid or Secured to be paid by the Sd John Searing 
Before Ensealing and Delivery hereof the Receipt Whereof 
I the Said Richard Williams Do Acknowledge and my self 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented And paid and of Every 
part and percel thereof Do Acquit Exonerate and fully dis- 
charge Him the Sd John Searing his Heirs Executors And 
Administrators And Every of them for ever by these pres - 
ents And for Other Good Causes And Considerations Me 
Espesially Moving Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold 
Aliened Enfeofed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed And 
by these presents Do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely 
Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Assure Ratefie Con- 
vey and Confirm Unto him the Sd John Searing his Heirs 
and Assigns forever All that of one Certain Tract or peice of 
Land Situated Lying And Being Near Herricks within th e 
patent and Township of Hempstead Aforesaid Containing 
fifty Nine Acres one half and Thirty four Square Rods : Wher- 

Page 123. 

of forty nine Acres And eight Square Rods is on my Brother 
Thomas Williams his right And Ten Acres one half and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 291 

Twenty Six Sq'r Eods the Eesidue Being upon my own Eight 
the Bounds of the Whole is as f oUoweth Begining In A Cer- 
tain Swamp or hole of water in a Cleared field About the 
Middle of the Swamp And so Extending from ye Middle of 
the Said Swamp North Nine Degrees and one half East 
forty Six Eods thence East one third of a Degree South 
forty Seven Eods to the Eoad thence North one half a 
Degree East by the Sd Eoad fifty four Eods thence South 
Eighty two Degrees and one half West one Hundred And 
Eight Eods thence South two Degrees West one hundred 
And thirty Eight Eods thence N orth Eighty Six Degrees 
Bast thirty Six Eods then North two Degrees East About 
forty Two rods thence North Sixty nine Degrees and One 
Half East About twenty Eods and one Half to the Middle 
of the Swamp At the first begining Bounded on the West 
by Eiohard Seamans his Land And on ye North part by ye 
Sd Seamans his Land And Part by ye Sd John Searings 
Land on the East partly by ye Sd Eoad that Leads from 
Searings to the Hills and partly by the Said Eichard Wil- 
liams his Land And on the South partly by ye Sd Eichard 
Williams And partly by John williams his Land or howso- 
ever Otherwise Bounded or Eeputed to be Bounded to- 
gether with all the Timber Trees Woods fences fields pas- 
tures Waters or Whatsoever Else belonging to the Same 
that Can be Deemed or Constined to be a part parcel or 
Member thereof with all, the Eeversions and Eemainders 
thereof To Have And to hold the Granted And Bargained 
peice with all the Apperteaances Hereditements And Ad- 
vantages Belonging to the Same unto him ye Sd John 
Searing His Heirs And Assigns forever to his and their 
own Sole and proper Use Benefit And Behoof from hence 
forth and forever And I ye Sd Eichard Williams Do de- 
clare that I have in my self full power Good "Eight And 
LawfuU Authority To Sell Give grant And Convey And 
Confirm the Afore demised premises in Manner as Afore 
Sd And that he the Sd Eichard Williams And His Brother 
Thomas Williams Was Before the Ensealing And Delivery 



292 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

hereof the True Sole and Lawfnll Owners of ye Sd Demised 
premises And was Lawfully Seized And possessed thereof 
in their own proper Eights of a Good perfect And Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple And that the Sd John 
Searing his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may by force and 
Virtue of these presents Lawfully Quietly And Peaceably 
Have hold Use Occupy Command Enjoy And possess the 
Above Demised premises with ye Appertainces free And 

Page 124. 

Clear and freely And Clearly Acquited Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from All and All manner of former and 
Other gifts Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments and of And from all Other Titles 
Troubles And Incumbrances Whatsoever* And furthermore 
I ye Sd Eichard Williams (By And through ye power and 
Authority Eeposed in me by Virtue of ye Sd power of At- 
torney as well as for My Own Eight And Interest in the 
premises) I do Covenant Bind and Oblige my self my Heirs 
Executors and Administrators To Warrant Secure And De- 
fend the Above Demised premises with ye Appurtanances 
unto him ye Sd John Searin his Heirs And Assigns forever 
Against ye Lawful Claims and Demands of All Persons 
Whomsoever : And Furthermore I Elizabeth Williams Wife 
of him ye Sd Eichard Williams and I Sarah Williams Wife 
of him ye Above Sd Thomas Williams Do for our selves 
And Each of us Give Grant And Surrender up All our 
Eights of Dowry in the Above Sd Lands And Appurtanan- 
ces unto ye Sd John Searing his Heirs And Assigns forever 
In Witness Hereunto We have Set to our hands And fixed 
our Seals ye Day And date Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In The presents of Eichabd Williams (S) 

John Hicks her 

Jacob Haight Elizabeth : X : Williams (S) 

Benjamin Hicks Mark 

Sarah Williams (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 293 

Queens County The 17th Day of february annoq Domo- 
ni 1741-2 then personaly Appeared the Within Named 
John Hicks one of the Witnessess of this within written In- 
strument And did Solemnly Sincerely And truly Declare 
before me Micah Smith one of his Majesties Justices of ye 
peace for ye 8d County that he See ye within Named Eich- 
ard Williams And Elizabeth his wife And Sarah ye Wife of 
Thomas Williams Acknowledge this within written Instru- 
ment to be their Voluntary Act And Deed And In presents 
of Jacob Height And Benjamin Hicks Witneses to this 
Within Written Instrument 

Page 125. 

To all People to whom these presents Shall Come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Joseph Latham of Cow Neck in ye 
Bounds of Hempstead in Queens County on Nasaw Island 
& in ye Province of New York Shipwright for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of Six pounds Currant Lawful Money 
of New York to me in hand paid before ye Ensealing and 
Delivery of these presents by Samuel Willis of Jerico And 
Thomas Pearsall Junr of Cedar Swamp Both in the town- 
ship of Oysterbay & in ye County & Island And Province 
Abovesaid Yeomen the Receipt whereof I ye Sd Joseph 
Latham Do hereby Acknowledge Myself to be fully Satis- 
fied And paid of Every part And parcel thereof I do Ex- 
onerate Acquit And fully Discharge ye sd Samuel Willis & 
Thomas Pearsall their Heirs Executors & Administrators 
forever by these presents I have Given Granted Bargained 
Sold Allienated Conveyed And Confirmed by These pre- 
sents unto the Sd Samuel Willis & Thomas Pearsall their 
Heirs And Assigns Forever One Certain Small peice of 
Land Scituate Lying And Being upon Cow Neck Above Sd 
on ye North Side of ye Highway that Leads A Cross ye 
Neck where ye Meeting House of Ereinds Now Stands ye 
first Bounder Begins at the Southwest Corner of ye Above 
Sd peice of Land Begining at ye High Way & Near or by 
the Fence as it Now Stands from thence to Eange North 7 



294 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

Degrees "West Eleven Eods & nine Links of Chain thence 
East one Degree South tenn Eods & five Links of Chain 
thence South Six Degrees East ten Eods & Seventeen 
Links of Chain thence "Westwardly by the highway yt 
Leads A Cross the Neck to the first Bounder Containing 
half Acre And About Nineteen Square Eods of Ground In- 
cluding the Meting house And Stables Being Bounded on 
ye West North And Bast by Nathaniel Pearsalls Land And 
on the South by ye Above Sd highway & is Bounded Near 
As ye Fence now stands they the Sd Samuel Willis & 
Thomas Pearsall Jr To Have and to hold the Sd Granted 
And Bargained premises with all ye Appertanances privi- 
ledges & Commodities to ye Same Belonging to them ye Sd 
Samuel Willis & Thomas Pearsall their Heirs & Assigns 
forever to their Only proper Use Benefit and behoof for- 
ever And I ye Sd Joseph Latham Doth for me my self my 
Heirs Exeor's Admr's Do Covenant Grant And Agree to & 

Page 126. 

with ye Sd Samuel Willis and Thomas Pearsall Junr their 
Heirs And Assigns that I am Lawfully Seized of ye Above 
Bargained premises And Have in my self Good Eight full 
power And Lawful Authority to Grant Bargain Sell ye Bar- 
gained premises As Above Said And that the Said Samuel 
Wilhs & Thomas Pearsall their Heirs And Assigns Shall & 
may from henceforth forever Hereafter By Vertue of these 
presents Lawfully peaceably And Quietly Have hold Use 
possess And Enjoy ye Sd Bargained premises with ye Ap- 
purtanances free and Clearly Acquited Discharged from all 
former Gifts Grants Bargains Sails Leases Mortgagues 
Wills Leases or Any Incumbrances whatsoever And I the 
Sd Joseph Latham Do further Covenant and bind my self 
my Heirs Executors And Admrs firmly by these presents 
to warrant And Defend to ye Sd Samuel Willis & Thomas 
Pearsall their heirs And Assigns In Quiet And Peaseable 
possession of All and Singular ye Sd Granted premises 
Against ye Just And Lawful Claims by or under me or Any 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 295 

that Shall Claim under me In Wtiness whereof I ye Sd 
Joseph Latham have hereunto Set my hand And Affixed 
to my Seal this First Day of ye Eleventh Month Called 
Jenuary In ye Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Sev- 
en hundred and thirty Six-Seven 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presents of Joseph Latham (S) 

Sam: Undekhill 
William Latham 

Memorandum That on ye 27th Day of March Annoq 
Domoni 1742 That Samuel Underhill one of the Witneses 
to ye Within Written Deed of Conveyance Came personaly 
before Me David Seamans Bsqr One of the Judges of ye 
Court of Common pleas for Queens County Assigned And 
on his Solomn Affirmation Declared that he saw ye Within 
Grantor (Viz) Joseph Latham Execute ye Within Written 
Deed of Conveyance Which having Examined I allow to be 
Entred On Record 

David Seamans 

Page 127. 

To all Christian People to whom theses presents Shall 
Come Greeting Know Yea that I Thomas Townsend of 
Hempstead in Queens County in ye province of New York 
on ye Island of Nassaw Yeaman for and In Consideration 
of ye Sum of Sixty two pound ten Shillings to me in hand 
paid before ye Ensealing and Delivery hereof by Epheraim 
Vallantine Junr of the Same place town County and prov- 
ince ye Receipt Whereof I do here by Acknowledge and my 
Self their with fully Satisfied and Contented and theirof 
and of Every part and percel thereof Do Exonerate Aquit 
and Discharge ye Said Epheraim Vallantine his Heirs Ex- 
tors and Admrs for ever by theses presents have given 
igranted bargained Sold Allianated Conveyed and Confirm- 
ed and by theses presents Do freely fully and Absolutely 
give grant Bargain Sell Allien Convey and Confirm Unto 



296 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

the said Epheraim Vallantine his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever one Certain peice of Land Containing twenty five 
Acres Lying in Hempstead in ye North Side on ye North 
Side of Peter Titases Land and East of Epheraim Vallan- 
tine Land West of John Townsend Land, the Sowest Cor- 
ner begins att a White Oak Tree that Stands in a hollow, 
and Enns East thirty Six Eods and Eighteen Links then 
North a hundread and nine Eods, to Have and to Hold ye 
granted and Bargained premises with all the Appertenan- 
ces priviledges & Commoditys to ye Same belonging or in 
any Wise apertaining to him ye Said Epheraim Vallantine 
his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their only proper 
Use Benifet and Behoof forever, and I ye Said Thomas 
Townsend for me my heirs Executors Admrs Do Covenant 
promise and Grant to and With ye Said Epheraim Vallan- 
tine his Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing Herer 
of I am ye true Sole and Lawfull oner of ye above Bar- 
gained Premises and am Lawfully Seized and possessed of 
ye Same in mine own proper Eight as a Good and perfect 
and absolute Estate of Inheritance and have in my Self 
good Eight full power and LawfuU Athority to grant Bar- 
gain Sell Convey and Confirm ye Bargained premises in 
Manner Above Said and that ye Said Epheraim Vallantine 
his Heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to time and 
att all times for Ever here after by Virtue of theses presents 
Lawfully Peacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess 
and Enjoy the Said Demised and Bargained premises with 
ye appertenances free and Clear and freely and Clearly 
Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and from all and 

Page 128. 

all manner of gifts grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Entails Joynters Dowers Judgments Executions In- 
cumbrances and troubles Whatsoever and I ye Sd Thomas 
Townsend Do further Covenant and Bind my self my Heirs 
Executors and Administrators firmly by theses presents to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 297 

Warrant and Defend ye Said Epheraim Vallantine his Heirs 
and Assigns in Quiet Peacable possestion of all and Singu- 
lar ye Said Granted premises against any Just and Law- 
full Claim of any person or persons What Soever In Wit- 
ness Whereof I ye Sd Thomas Townsend have hereunto 
Set my hand Seal this thirteenth Day of March one Thou- 
sand Seven hundread and thirty one 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In ye Presence of Thomas Townsend (S) 

John Townsend 
Richard Townsend Jur 
Nathaniel Townsend Jur 

May ye 3th 1742 Then personally Appeared ye within 
Named John TownS)end one of ye Wittneses to this Within 
Written Deed before Me Micah Smith one of his Majestys 
Justices of ye peace for Queens County Assigns and Did 
Declare on ye holy avangelist that he See Townsend Sign 
Seal and Deliver this Within Written Instrument to be his 
Volantary act and Deed and in presence of Richard Town- 
send Jr and Nathaniel Townsend Jur 

Micah Smith 

A Record of John Motts Deed to Epheraim Vail To 
All Christion people to Whom theses presents Shall Come 
or any Wise Appertain Greeting, Know ye that I John 
Mott of Hempstead on Long Island Alias Nassaw in Queens 
County in ye province of new York. Do by theses presence 
give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Release and Deliver from me 
my heirs Executors Admrs and Assigns Unto Epheraim 
Vallantine of ye Town County Island and province afore- 
said Unto him his Heirs Executors Admrs and Assigns A 
Certain percell of Land Containing twenty five Acres as itt 
was formerly Laid out to William Jecocks on ye north 
Side ye great plains in Beavill Wood Edge frouting to 
plains Ajoyning to ye Land Laid out to John Ellison De- 



298 hempstead town becords. 

Page 129. 

seast all Which twenty five Acres of Land as Appears was 
formerly Laid out to William Jeacocks Deseased to gather 
with ye Timber And appertenances theron I ye Said John 
Mott Do by theses presents Give Grant Bargain Sell 
Alianate Eelease and Deliver from me my Heirs and As- 
signs Unto the Said Epheraim Vallantine to him his Heirs 
and Assigns To have and to hold for Ever from Me or 
Any from by or Under Mee my Heirs and Assigns and Doe 
further Warrant this my Sail to ffree from Any former Sale 
Lett Mortgage or Incumbrance What Ever by me or any 
from by or Under Mee My Heirs and Assigns, Which sale 
is for and in Consideration of ffull Satisfaction E-eceived 
before ye Signing hereof and In testimony of ye premises 
I have hereunto Sett my hand and fixed my Seal September 
ye Sixth Day In ye Tear of our Lord one thousand Seven 
Hundread 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of us John Mott (S) 

Thomas Gildersleave 
William Thickstone 
Joseph Pettit 

March 6th 1765 Whearas A pettetion Being brought to 
us Peter Titus George Eiason & John Williams Commisin- 
ours of the Township of Hempstead for to take a Yew of a 
Certain Eoad that Leads from Justice Skidmores : at the 
time of Laying in the possession of Forwelling to Fosters 
Meadow As it Appears by the Record of the County it 
Extends from the Said Skidmors to A Certain place Called 
Onderdonks Brook at Posters Meadow thence through a 
Certain parcell of Land belonging to Onderdonk & Thomas 
■ Hendrickson wee Vewing the Same find the Said Road has 
Not been used by the best Information wee Can find this 
forty Years that is from the Said Brook Westerly therefore 
According to the power & Authority given us wee Do Allow 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 299 

the Said Way to be Stopt that is that part from the Said 
Onderdoneks Brook Westerly as far as our Township Ex- 
tends As Witness our hands the Day & Year above 
Written 

Petee Titus 
Geoege Eiason 
John Williams 
Enter'd & Compar'd with the Orriginal By 

Valentine H Petees Clerk 
Page 130. 
This Indenture made this Last Day of August in ye Year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven hundread and thirty three 
Between Josias Wiggins of Jemacai in Queens County on 
Long Island Yeaman and Bebecca His Wife of ye one part 
and thomas Hendrickson of fosters meadow in ye County 
afore Sd Yeaman on ye other part Wittnesseth that ye 
Said Josias Wiggins by and wth the Consent and good 
Liking of ye Sd Bebecca his Wife Signified by her being a 
party to and Sealing and Delivering of theses presents for 
and in Consideration of ye Sum of thirty pounds New York 
Money to him in hand paid by ye Said Thomas Hendrick- 
son att and before ye Executing of theses presents ye Ee- 
ceipt Whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge and theirfore 
doth for Ever Acquit and Discharge ye sd Thomas Hen- 
drickson and his Executors and Admrs and for other Law- 
full Causes him their Unto Moving he ye Sd Josias Wig- 
gins hath Given granted Bargained Sold Alien'd Enfeoffed 
Assured and Confirmed and by theses presents Doth give 
grant Bargain Sell allien Enfeoff Assure and Confirm Unto 
him ye sd Thomas Hendrickson and his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever, all that Certain Tract or percell of Land Situate 
and being att fosters Meadow in ye Township of Hemp- 
stead In Queens County afore said, and Contains Twenty 
Acres bounded as follows to Witt Begining att a Black 
Oak Standing on ye , West Side of a path that Leads from 
ffosters M«adow to Thomas frost Mill from thence itt Buns 
West twenty four Bods to a Black Oak Sapling thence 



300 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

South one hundread thirty four Eods to a Black Oak Bush 
Joyning to Thomas Oakleys Land thence Bast twenty four 
Eods to a Scrubed White Oak by ye path afore sd then 
north along ye Said ye path or high Way as itt Euns to ye 
first Station togather With all Eights previledges Heri- 
ditements and appertenances thereunto belonging or in any 
Wise appertaining and ye Eertions and ye Eemainders 
thereof and all ye Eight title Interest Claim property and 
possestion of him ye sd Josias Wiggens and Eebeccd; his 
Wife of in and to ye Same and Every part thereof and ye 
Said Josias Wiggens for him Self his Heirs Exectrs & 
admrs : Doth hereby Covenant & promise grant and agree 
to and With ye sd Thomas Hendrickson and his Heirs and 
assigns In manner and form following that is to Say that 
he ye sd Josias Wiggens and his Heirs Exetors and Admrs 
the above hereby granted tract of Land and premises With 
ye Appertenances unto him ye sd Thomas Hendrick- 
son his Heirs and Assigns against all Manner of per- 

Page 131. 
sons Lawfully Claiming the Same or any part thereof, 
Shall and Will Warrant and by theses presents for 
Ever Defend and further that ye Same hereby Granted & 
Intended to be granted Lands & premises are free from all 
Incumberances and that ye Said Josias Wiggens att & Im- 
mediately before the Sealing and Delivering of theses pre- 
sents Was ye true Sole and Lawful oner and properitor of 
ye Sd granted Lands and premises & had in him Self a 
good and Indef ezable right in fee simple of in and to ye 
Same and also had in him self good Eight full power and 
Lawf ull Athority to Sell grant and Convey away ye Same 
in Manner and form afore sd In Witness Whereof ye sd 
partys have hereunto Interchangably put their hands & 
Seals the Day and Year first Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Josias Wiggens (S) 

S Clowes Eebegca Wiggens (S) 

Jos. Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 301 

Jemacai 31 august 1733 Eeceived of Mr Thomas Hen- 
drickson Within named ye Sum of thirby pound being in 
full of ye Consideration money Within Mentioned Wit- 
ness my hand 

Test JOSIAS WiGGENS 

Jos : Smith 
William Ceeed 

Memorandom that on ye third Day of Sept anno Dom- 
ini 1733 quiet and peacable possestion of the Within tract 
of Land Was taken & Delivered by ye Within Named 
Josias Wiggens to ye Within Named Thomas Hendrickson 
in presence of us Whose names are here Under Written 

Jos : Smith 
Will'm Wiggens 

Qaeens County May ye 24th 1734 Then Came ye With- 
in Named Josias Wiggins and Rebecca Wiggins his Wife 
personally before me Isaac Hicks first Judge of ye Court of 
Common pleas of Queens County and Acknowledged ye 
Within Written Instrument to their free Volantary Act and 
Deed I allow this Deed to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Page 132. 

To all Christian People to Whom theses presents Shall 
Come Greeting Know yee that I Isaac Hick of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County In ye province of New York Esqr 
for and In Consideration of ye Sum of ten pounds Currant 
Money to me in hand paid before the Ensealing and De- 
livering hereof by Thomas Hendrickson of ye same place 
County and province Yeaman the Receipt theirof I do 
hereby Acknowledge and my Self their With fully Satasfied 
■and Contented and thereof and Every part and percell 
Theirof do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye sd Thomas 
Hendrickson his Heirs Exetors & admrs for Ever by these 
presents have given granted Bargained Sold AUianated 
Conveyed and Confirmed & by these presents do freely 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell allien Con- 
vey and Confirm Unto ye - sd Thomas Hendrickson his 
Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain Messuage and Tract 
of Land Scituate Lying and being below ffosters Meadow 
in ye fork of ye Swamp above frost mill pond Begining 
att a Ked oak tree by ye path as You goe over ye Swamp, 
and So Euning Easterly by ye fence as itt now Stands to a 
Black oak Dead Sapling in ye Swamp and Soe Kuning 
Round ye fork of ye Swamp by ye Brook till itt Comes to 
ye first Station Containing twenty five Acres, To have and to 
hold the Said granted and Bargained premises With all ye 
appertenances previledges and Commoditys to ye Same be- 
longing or in any Wise appertaining to him ye Said Thomas 
Hendrickson his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their 
only proper Use Benifet and behoof for Ever and I ye Said 
Isaac Hick for me my Heirs Exetors Admrs Doe Covenant 
promise and grant to and With ye Said Thomas Hendrickson 
his Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am 
ye true Sole and Lawf ull Oner of ye above Bargained premi- 
ses and am LawfuU Seized and Possessed of ye Same in Mine 
own proper Right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of 
Inheritance and have In my self good Right full power and 
Lawfull athority to grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm 
ye sd Bargained premises In Manner Above sd and that ye 
sd Thomas Hendrickson his Heirs and Assigns shall and 
May from time to time and att all times for Ever here after 
by Virtue of theses presents Lawfully and peaseably & 

Page ]33. 

I 

Quietly have hold Use occupy possess and Enjoy the sd 
Demised and Bargained premises with ye appertenances 
free and Clear freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all and all manner of former Gifts 
grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails 
Joynters Dowers Judgments Executions Incumbrances and 
troubles Whatsoever and I ye sd Isaac Hicks Do further 
Covenant and Bind my Self my Heirs Exrt & Admr firmly 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 303 

by theses presents to Warrant and demand the said Thomas 
Hendrickson his Heirs and Assigns In Quiet and peasable 
Possestion of all and Singular of ye Said granted premises 
against any Just and LawfuU Claim of any person or per- 
sons Whatsoever In Witness whereof I ye said Isaac 
Hick have here Unto Set my hand and Seal this 20th Day 
of March Annoq Domini 1733 

Sealed and Delivered 

In ye presence of Isaac Hicks (S) 

Henry Hicks 
EiCHAED Jackson 

Jane 15th Day 1742 Qaeens County then Appeared ye 
Within Named Henry Hicks one of ye- Witnesses of this 
Within Written Instrument before Me Micah Smith one of 
his Majestys Justices of ye peace for Said County Assign'd, 
and Did Declare on ye holy Avangelist that he See ye 
within Named Isaac Hicks Execute this Within Written 
Deed to be his Act and Deed 

MioAH Smith 

Entered and Compared With ye original by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

Page 134. 

This Indenture Made the twenty third Day of february 
In ye Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hun- 
dread and forty or forty one Between Thomas foster of 
Hempstead in Queens County on ye Island of Nassaw in 
ye CoUony of new York Yeaman of ye one part and Har- 
man Hendrickson and thomas Hendrickson Jur of ye Same 
town County and Island & Colony afore Said Yeaman of 
ye other part Witnesseth that ye said Thomas foster for 
and 'In Consideration of ye Sum of thirty Seven pounds 
Currant Money of new York afore said to him in hand paid 
by the said Harman Hendrickson and thomas Hendrickson 
before ye Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents the 
Eeceipt of which he Doth here by own and Acknowledge 



304 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

himself to be. their "With Satisfied and paid and their from 
and of and from Every part and peroel thereof Doth by 
theses presents Acquit and Discharge ye said Harman 
Hendrickson and Thomas Hendrickson their Heirs Eietors 
and admrs forever, Have Granted Bargained Sold AUiena- 
ted' Enfeofed Assured and Confirmed and Doth by theses 
presents Give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Enfeeof Assure and 
Confirm Unto ye said Harman Hendrickson and Thomas 
Hendrickson and their Heirs and Assigns forever. A 
Certain percell of Land and Swamp Scituate and be- 
ing In ye Bounds of !Eempstead aforesaid Near A 
Village Called fosters Meadow partly In a Neck Call- 
ed Chestnut and partly In a Neck Called White Oak 
Neck Bounded as followeth that is to say Begining 
att A marked White Oak tree itt being ye Boundris 
Between ye Land now in ye possestion of George Everitt 
and ye sd premises on ye South East Corner of ye said 
Everits Land and ye North East Corner of ye Said prem- 
ises then Euning from Said White Oak Near about South- 
erly With ye Land Now in ye possession of Harman Jon- 
son to a Marked Black oak Sapling or Small tree itt being 
ye South West Corner- of Said Jonson Land that was here 
tofore Laid out to Thomas Martin Ajoyning to ye Land 
now in possession of Edward Cornall then Euning from 
said Black Oak With Said Cornells Land North 64° West 
to a Black oak tree marked with :I. F: then Euning from 
Said tree Marked with :I. F: north 6° East thirty four Eods 
then north 2° West Eighteen Eods to a marked Small Black 

Page 135. 

oak tree Then from Said black oak south 80° West thirty 
Eods and twenty Links then north 43° East to a Marked 
Walniit Stump or Eoot ye Said Sapling being Looping to 
ye Eastward itt being ye Northwest Corner of Said premi- 
ses and Bounderis Between Said premises and the Land of 
George Everit Afore Said Adjoyning to other Land of Har- 
man Jonson afore Said then Euning from sd Looping 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 305 

Waljiut "With a Direct Parrallel Line to sd Marked White 
oak that Was ye first Station to gather With all ye Said 
Land and Swampy Land, Containing by Estimation thirty 
Seven Acres be ye Same More or Less to gather With all 
and Singular the timber trees Woods & Under Woods 
Standing and Lying With all fenceings Waterings or Water 
Corses Commoditys Advantages profits and benifets What- 
soever thereunto belonging or In any Manner of Ways Ap- 
pertaining and the Reversion and Remainders theirof to 
have and to hold ye Said granted and above mentioned 
Land and Swamppy Land and premises With Every of ye 
Apertenances Unto ye sd Harman Hendrickson and thomas 
Hendrickson & to their Heirs and Assigns, to them and 
Every of their sole & proper Use benifet and Behoof for 
Ever and ye sd Thomas foster Doth hereby for himself his 
Heirs Extors Admrs Covenant and promise to and With to 
ye sd Harman Hendrickson and thomas Hendrickson their 
Heirs and Assigns that he the sd Thomas foster Immediate- 
ly before ye Signing and Sealing, of this Indenture had in 
himself good Right full and Legal power to Allinate> and 
Convey ye Said Land and Swamp and premises and Every 
of ye appertenances in manner and form as above Said and 
further that ye same and Every part thereof. With All and 
Singular ye said appertenances Unto ye Said Harman 
Hendrickson and thomas Hendrickson their Heirs And As- 
signs Shall abide Remain and Continue as pure perfect and 
Indeferable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and also 
that ye said Land and Swamp and premises With ye ap- 
pertenances is Cleared and freed from all Incumbrances 
Whatsoever and further Absolutely that ye sd Thomas 
ffoster his Heirs Exetors & admrs ye Said Land and Swamp 
with all and Singular of ye appertenances Unto ye sd Har- 
man Hendrickson and thomas Hendrickson their Heirs and 
assigns Against all person or persons Lawfully att any time 
here after Claiming ye Same or of any part or peroell 
thereof Shall and Will Warrant and by theses presents for 
ever Defend In testimony Whereof ye Said Thomas foster 



306 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

hath here Unto Set his hand and Seal ye Day and Year 
first above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Thomas ffostee (S) 
In ye presence of us 

ElCHAED BVEEIT 
GOEGE EvEEIT 

Page 136. 

June ye 15th Day 1742 Queens County Then person- 
ally Appeared ye Within Named Thomas ffoster before Me 
Micah Smith one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for 
Queens County Assigned and did Declare this Within Writ- 
ten Instrument to be his Volantary Act and Deed 

MicAH Smith 

Entered and Compared With ye original by me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

This Indenture made this tenth Day of february in ye 
ninth Year of ye Reign of Gorge ye Second by the Grace 
of god over Great Brittan france and Irland King &c : and 
in ye year of our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundread thirty 
five-six by & Between James alBirtis of Hempstead In 
Queens County on Nassaw Island and In ye province of 
New York Yeaman of the one part and Thomas Hendriek- 
son of ye town County Island and province afore said on 
ye other part Witnesseth that ye Said James Albirtis for 
and In Consideration of ye Just and full sum of Six 
pounds of good and Lawful! Money of ye province afore sd 
to him in hand paid before the Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof by ye Said Thomas Hendrickson the Eeceipt Where 
of ye sd James Albirtis Doth bere by Acknowledge and 
himself there with fully Satisfied and Contented and there- 
of and of Every part and percell thereof Doth Exonerate 
Discharge and for Ever Acquite the Said Thomas Hen- 
drickson his Heirs Exetors Admrs and Assigns forever, 
Have given Granted bargained Sold Allien'd Conveyed and 
Confirmed and by theses Presents Do fully freely and Ab- 



HEMPSTSAD TOWN EEOOKDS. 307 

solute give grant Allien Convej' and Confirm To him ye sd 
Thomas Heiidrickson his Heirs and Assigns for Ever one 
Certain Peice or percell of Land Scituate being and Lying 
Back of fosters Meadow Lots adjoyning to hanas Elderds 
Lot in the Town Ship of Hempstead above Said- Bounded 
as foUoweth Viz Begining att a Walnut Sapling Standing 
att ye mouth of a Lain so Running Sotherly along Hannas 
Elderds Line till itt Comes to a Black oak one of George 
Everits Comer trees and from thence Easterly along ye sd 
Everits Line untill it Comes to a Bed oak another of 
Everits Corner trees & from thence Southerly along ye sd 
Everits Line untill it comes to a Bed oak, another of 
Everits corners & from thence Southerly along Everits 
Line to a White oak Bush and from thence Easterly 
till itt Comes .to a Chesnutt Sapling ye said line from ye 

Page 137. 
White oak Bnsh to the Chestnut is part of ye Way by 
Common Land and part of ye Way by Land of Harmon 
Jonson and from ye sd Chestnut Northwardly along bar- 
man Jonsons Line part of ye Way and ye other part by the 
Land that Said Thomas Hendrickson bought of Harman 
Jonson and ye other part by other Land of ye sd Thomas 
Hendricksons till itt Comes to a Saxsifracks Bush Standing 
by Land ye .sd Thomas Had of Hulet, from ye sd Sassa- 
fraks West along the said Land that was Hulets to a 
Stooping White Oak tree, and from thence as the fence 
Stands till itt Comes to ye Mouth of ye Lain and from 
thence South a Cross ye mouth of ye Lain to the Walnut 
Where first begun Containing thirteen Acres be itt more or 
Less as itt shall be found Within Said Bounds To him ye 
Said Thomas Hendrickson his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 
to his and their only proper Use benifit and behoof, only 
Liberty Excepted for three men Viz John foster Harman 
Jonson and Gorge Everit to have a Way to pass and Ee- 
pass too and from their Land the Way to be twenty foot 
In Wedth the Said Way to goe from ye mouth of ye Lain 
along by Hanases Line till it Comes to Gorge Everits Land 



308 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

and from thence a Direct Line by ye Said Everits Line to 
a Eed Oak and from thence Direct to ye sd Johnsons Land 
and ye sd thomas Hendrickson his Heirs and Assigns Shall 
and may from time to time and att all times for Ever here 
after by Virtiie of theses presents Lawfully peacably and 
Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy the Said 
Granted primises with all and Every of ye appertenances 
and profits With trees Woods Under Woods Waters Water 
Corses and all Apertenances free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Acquited and Discharged of and from all and 
all Manner of former gifts grants bargains Sales Leases 
Morgages Wills Entails Joynters Dowers Judgments Ex- 
ecutions and Incumbrances Whatsoever and ye sd James 
Albirtis Doth hereby further Bind himself his Heirs Ex- 
ecutors and admrs firmly by theses presents to Warrant 
and Defend ye sd Thomas Hendrickson his Heirs and As- 
signs In Quiet and peacable possestion of all and Singular 
ye sd granted premises against any Just and Lawf ull Claim 
of any person or persons In Witness Where of ye Said 
James AlBirtis hath here Unto put his hand and Seal ye 
Day and Year first above Written (in 24th other side Line 
ye word "Sapling") and 27 Line these word ("UntiU itt 
Comes to a Red Oak another of Everits Corners and from 
thence Southerly along ye Said Everits Line to White oak 
Bush") Mistake in Entering and Rectified here by the 
Clerk 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of his 

James Albiktis Jun James :X: albietis (S) 
John Mott Mark 

June ye 15th Day 1742 
Queens County then personally appear'd ye Within Nam- 
ed James Albirtis Jun one of ye Witneses to this Within 
Written Instrument before Me Micah Smith one, of his Ma- 
jestys Justices of ye Peace for ye Said County and on his 
Solomn affirmation Did Declare he Saw ye Within Named 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOKDS. 309 

James albirtis Execute this "Within Written Instrument and 
See John Mott Sign as Witness att ye Same time 

MicAH Smith 
Entered and Compared with ye original by Me 

MioAH Smith Clerk 
1742 July 1th 
Att the Bequest of Jahn Rusmore Wee here Under 
Written Surveyors of ye High Ways In ye Township of 
Hempstead in Queens County Do Certify that on fifth Day 
of July in ye Year of our Lord Seventeen and forty last 
past Wee did Lay out A High way begining Att ye West 
Side of ye East Meadow or Boggs their in ye Said Town- 
ship from thence Buning Westerly to ye Brusy plain thence 
Southerly to A High Way or ye Eoad Which Leads to ye 
Great Plains Which was performed by Us 

John Doeland 
Joseph Mott 
This is all so done at ye Bequest of Colenian Combs Ger- 
sham Smith and others 

Whearas on the first Day of July 1742 their was a high- 
way Laid out begining at the West Side of the East Mea- 
dow or boggo thence Eunning Westerly to the Brushey 
plains thence Southerly to a highway or Boad which Leads 
to the great plains Which Said Highway Wee Joseph Mott 
& John Townsend two of the Commisionors for Laying out 
highways in the township of hempstead having a Vew off : 
Do Judg it Eeasonable that it Should be a Gait Way & Do 
Accordingly Allow it to be Such of 20 foot Wide & also 
Lay it out Eight Bods further Easterly through the Boggs 
till it Comes to Mr Seaburys fence Witness our hands the 
6th Day of feb 1753 

Joseph Mott 
John Townsend 
Page 139. 
This Indenture Made the Twenty Six Day of ye Eight 
Month Called October Anno Q Domini Seventeen Hun- 
dread and fifteen Between. James Jackson of flushing in 



310 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Queens County on Nassaw Island Above sd Yeaman on ye 
on part and Eichard Vallantine Jur of Henipstead in 
Queens County on Nassaw Island Above Said Teaman on 
the other part Whareas Samuel Clows Servey'd and Laid 
out to John Jackson William Willis and Thomas Pearsall 
Jur A Certain peice or tract of Land Lying and being Scit- 
uate att or Upon A place Called Hempstead harbour Hills 
in ye Bounds of Hempstead afore Said Now this Indenture 

, Witneseth that ye Said James Jackson for and In Consider- 
ation of one Hundread and twenty Pounds of Lawfull Mo- 
ney of new York to him In hand paid by him ye sd Eichard 
Vallantine Att or before ye Ensealing here of ye Eeceipt 
Whereof the said James Jackson Doth Acknowledge and 
himself there with fully Satisfied and Contented and paid 
and thereof and therefrom and of and from Every part and 
percell thereof for himself his Heirs Exetors Admrs and 

. Every of them Doth Eelease Acquit Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him ye Said Eichard Vallantine his Heirs Executors 
Admrs and Every of them for Ever by theses presents, he. 
ye sd James Jackson Hath Given Granted AUianated En- 
feeofed Assigned Assured Sold and Confirmed and by 
theses presents Doth Give Grant AUianate Bnfeeof Assign 
Assure Sell and Confirm Unto him ye Said Eichard Vallan- 
tine his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all that of one full 
third part of all ye Above, Said Lands and premises being 
Bounded as it is Mentioned In ye Card for ye Same baring 
Date ye twenty fourth Day of April one thousand: Seven 
Hundread & ten, Excepting What- a former Servey of 
Eichard Ellisons May happen to Come Within itt to Have 
and to Hold Unto him ye Said Eichard Vallantine his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever all and Singular ye above Said 
third part of all ye above sd Lands and premises witli itts 
and Every of itts heriditinents and Appertenances Except- 
ing ye before Excepted and the . Said James Jackson for 
himself his heirs Exetors Admrs and Every of them Doth 
Covenant Grant promise' and Agree to and With him ye 
Said Eichard Vallantine his heirs Exetors and Every of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REC0BD8. 311 

them that itt shall and may be Lawfull to and for him The 

Page140. ( 

Said Richard Vallantine his Heirs Extors Admrs and Every 
of them peacably and Quietly to have hold Use Occupy 
Possess and Enjoy and Singular the above Said third part 
of ye above Said tract of Land and premises With all itts 
and Every of itts Heridiments and Appertenances Except- 
ing the before Excepted, free and Clear freely and Clearly 
Acquited and Discharged of and from all and Manner of 
other and former Gifts Grants Mortgages Incumbrances or 
In Convenances Whatsoever had made Moved Commited 
Done or Suffered to be Done by him ye sd James Jackson 
his Heirs or Assigns att any time or times before ye En- 
sealing of and Delivery hereof and ye sd James Jackson 
for himself his Heirs Extors Admrs and Every of them 
Doth further Covenant bind and Oblige himself his Heirs 
and Extors Admrs and Every of them to Warrant ye Above 
Said Granted Lands and Premisess Unto him ye sd Rich- 
ard Vallantine his Heirs and Assigns and for Ever by 
theses presents Well and truly to Defend and att any time 
or times here after Within ye Space of Seven Years att ye 
proper Cost and Charge of him ye sd Richard Vallantine 
his Heirs or Assigns To Give and to pass Such further and 
Ample Assureances and Confermatioas of ye premises as 
by his or their Councelor Learned In ye Law Can Reason- 
ably be Advised Devised or Required In Witness hereof 
to this present Indenture and Deed of Sale he ye Said 
James Jackson hath hereunto Set his hand and Seal the 
Day and Year Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered James Jackson (S) 

In presence of 

Benj Seamans Jur 

her 
Jane : T : Seamans 
Mark 



t 



312 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Hempstead December 9t]a 1729 

Queens CouHty s. s. then Came ye Within Named James 
Jackson personally before Me IsaB.c Hicks Judge of ye 
Court of Said County and Acknowledged ye Within Writ- 
ten Instrument to be his free Volantary Act and Deed I 
allow this Deed to be Becorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Page 141. 

To all Christian People to whom theses presents shall 
William Willis of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island Yeaman Sends Greeting, Know Yea that ye Said 
William Wilhs for and In ye Consideration of the Sum of 
twenty Pounds and Seventeen Shillings of good and Law- 
full Money of New York to him In Hand paid by Richard 
Vallantine of the Town County and Island Afore Said Yea- 
man the Receipt Whereof to full Content and Satisfaction 
he ye Said William Willis Doth Acknowledge and himself 
to be their With fully Satisfied & paid and thereof & of 
Every part thereof Doth Acquit Exonerate & fully Dis- 
charge ye sd Richard Vallantine his Heirs Exetors & Admrs 
& every of them for Ever by theses presents and for Divers 
other good Causes and Considerations him ye sd William 
Willis Especially Moving Hath given Granted Bargained 
Sold and Conveyed and Confirmed & by theses presents 
Doth fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Give grant bar- 
gain Sell Convey and Confirm Unto ye sd Richard Vallan- 
tine and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all that of one 
Certain peice of Land Scituate Lying and being on ye East 
Side of the Head of Hempstead Harbour Against ye East 
End of ye Mill Dam the Bounds Whereof on ye Northest 
Begins Att Bending Small Chestnut tree that Stand Upon 
ye hill and to Run from thence West forty Rods to ye high 
Way that Leads from ye Mill to Richard Vallantines House 
& from thence to Run South Eight Degrees East Seventeen 
Rods thence to Run About East and Something Southerly 
o ye hill Side on ye East Side of ye High Way that Leads 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 313 

Down on the East Side of ye Swamp thence South about 
Eight Degrees East till itt Eeacheth So far as a Streit Line 
on ye South Side of Eichard VaUantines Land being Ex- 
tended West as said Line now is Make A Corner by the 
High Way thence East twenty nine Eods to A stake, thence 
North twenty Eight Eods to a bending Chestnut tree being 
Bounded on ye East and North by Eichard Vallantins Land 
and West by the Eoad and South by ye Land of WiUiam 
Willis Containing Six Acres and a Quarter of Land, to- 
gather With all timber trees Woods and Underwoods with 
aU and Singular the appertenances thereof and all ye Estate 
Eight title Interest Inheritance property Claim and Demand 
Whatsoever of him ye Said WiUiam Willis of in and to the 

Page 142. 

before E^ecited peice of Land and ye appertenances thereof, 
to have and to hold the Above Granted & Bargained prem- 
ises with ye Appertenances thereof unto the Said Eichard 
Vallantine and his Heirs and Assigns to his and their own 
Sole and proper Use benifet and behoof from hence forth 
and for Ever and further ye Said William Willis Doth 
-hereby Declare that at ye time of Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof that he is ye true Sole & LawfuU Owner of ye Above 
Granted and Bargained premises & Stood Lawfully Seized 
and possessed thereof in his own proper Eight of good 
perfect and Indefeazable title of Inheritance ia ffee Simple 
having in himself good Eight full power and LawfuU 
'Athority to Sell and Dispose of ye Same In manner as 
afore Said and that the Said Eichard Vallantine and his 
Heirs and Assigns Shall and may henceforth and forever 
hereafter Lawfully peacably & Quietly have hold Use 
Occupy & possess tlie above granted and Bargained prem- 
ises with ye Appertenances thereof free and Clear and 
Clearly Acquited and Discharged of & from all and all 
manner of former and other gifts grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Joynters Dowers Mortgages Judgments Executions 
Entails forfeitures and of & from all other troubles Charges 



314 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EBCOEDS. 

& incumbrances Whatsoever had made Done Committed or 
Suffered to be Done by ye sd William Willis or his Heirs 
or Exetors or Administrators at any time or times before 
ye Ensealing & Delivery hereof and further ye Sd William 
Willis Doth hereby promise Covenant and Bind himself 
his heirs Exetors and Admrs : and Every of them from hence 
forth & for Ever here after to Warrant Secure & Defend 
ye sd Eiehard Vallantine & his Heirs and Assigns in ye 
Quiet and peacable possestion of ye before granted premi- 
ses & ye Appertenances their of Against all ye Lawfull 
Claims & Demands of all and all manner of person & per- 
sons WhatsoeTer In Witness whereof ye Said William 
Willis hath here Unto Set his Hand and fixed his Seal the 
Seventh Day of ye first Month Called March in ye year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundread and twenty Eight 
nine & in the Second Year of ye Eeign of Gorge ye Second 
King of Great Brittan &c 

Jerimiah Williams William Willis (S) 

Alexander Youngs 

Hempstead December 9th 1729 Queens County 
then Came ye Within Named William Willis, personally 
before Me Isaac Hicks Judge of ye Court of Common 
pleas of Said County and Acknowledged The Within In- 
strument to be his free Volantary Act and Deed : I allow 
this lo be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

• Page 143. 

To all People Whome theses presents shall Come Greet- 
ing &c Know that I Jacob Smith of Hempstead in County 
in ye province of New York on Nassaw Island for and in 
Consideration of ye Sum of twenty two pound ten Shillings 
Currant Lawfull Money to me in hand before' ye Ensealing 
hereof Well and truly paid by Eiehard Vallantine of the 
Town and province Afore Said the Eecept 'whereof I . do 
hereby Acknowledge and my Self therewith fiiUy Satisfied 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 316: 

and Contented and hereof and of Every part and percell 
thereof Do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge the Said Rich- 
ard Vallantine his Heirs Executors and Admrs : for Ever 
by theses presents. Have' given granted bargained Sold 
Released Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses 
presents Do freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bar- 
gain'Sell Alien and Confirm Unto Richard Vallantine ' his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever one fifteen Shilling Right 
Which is-Yet to be Divided by ye patent in ye Bounds of 
Hempstead that I ye Said Jacob Smith bought of Daniel 
Wood of Hempstead which sd fifteen Shillings Right is 
part of that Right that was Jeremiah Woods Seners, hp be- 
ing a freeholder and a Inhabitanir of Hempstead When the 
patent Was Granted and paid for his three pound two 
Shillings and Six pence as may be Seen in ye List of those 
that paid to ye pattent, to him ye Sd Richard Vallantine 
His Heirs and Assigns to his and their only proper Use 
benifet & behoof for Ever and I ye Said Jacob Smith for 
nae my Heirs Exetors and Admrs Do Covenant promise 
and grant to and with ye Said Richard Vallantine his Heirs 
and Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am the true 
Sole and LawfuU Oner of ye above bargained Right and 
have In my Self good Right full power and Lawfull Athor- 
ity to grant bargain sell Convey and Confirm the Said bar- 
gained Right in manner as above Said with all ye previled- 
ges benifets and apperteaances theiranto belonging or In 
Any Wise Appertaining and that ye sd Richard Vallantine 
his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time and 
att all times here after by force and virtue , of theses pres-i 
ents Lawfully peacably Quietly have hold Use Occupy pos- 
sess and Injoy ye Said Demised right with all ye apperten- 
ances free and Clear freely and Clearly Acquited Exonera- 
ted and Discharged from all and all manner of farmer Gift^ 

Page 144. 

grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails 
Joynters Dowers Judgments Executions Incumbrances and 



316 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Extents further more I ye Said Jacob Siiiitli for my self my 
Heirs Exetors and Admrs, do Covenant and Engage the 
above Demised Eight to him ye said Eichard Vallantine 
his Heirs and Assigns Against the Lawful! Claims or de- 
mands of any person or persons hereafter to Warrant and 
Defend In Witness whereof I have here unto put my 
hand and fixed my Seal this fifth Day of June in ye Year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand Sfven Hundread. and 
twenty Seven and in ye thirteenth Year of ye Eeign of our 
Soyeraign Lord Gorge of Great Brittan &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Jacob Smith (S) 

In presence of 

Jerimiah Williams 
Thomas Bumstid 

Febru : ye 5th 1742-3 Queens County 

Then personally Appeared ye within Named Jacob 
Smith before Me Micah Smith one of his Majestys Justices 
of ye peace for ye sd County and Did Declare this Within 
Wiitten Instrument to be his Volantary Act and Deed 

MicAH Smith 

Entered and Compared by Me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Whereas there was formerly a highway laid out from a 
place Called the Sand hole Nigh Eockaway leading down to 
the place that. Patrick Mott had at Eockway Commonly 
Called Patrick Motts path Sence which time the Said Pat- 
rick- Mott has Sold his possessions at Eockway and there 
Seems to be No Occation for that part of the Said High- 
way that leads by & through Capt Hewletts Land which 
wee Allow Said Eich'd Hewlett to Stop up and No more to 
be used as a Highway always Excepting a , way for the 
widow Langdon to pass and repass to and from her House 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 317 

to the Common Highway runing a Cross Eockway Witness 
our hands the 7th Day of Aprill 1764 

John "Williams ) Commisinors for Laying out 
Peter Titus ) Highways in Hempstead 
Entr'd & Compared with the Original 

by Valentine H Peters Clk 

Page 145. 

Know all men by theses presents that I Eichard Vallan- 
tine of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassaw Island in 
ye province of new York Yeaman for Divers good Causes 
and Considerations Me their Unto moving but more Es- 
pecially for the fatherly and Natural Love and Affections 
which I have Unto my Eldest Son Eichard Vallantine of ye 
Town County Island and province Af oreSaid Yeaman Have 
Given granted Allienated Made over Enfeoffed and Con- 
firmed & by theses presents Doe give grant Allienate Make 
over Enfeeofe and Confirm Unto my Said Son Eichard 
Vallantine All that of Hundread Acres of Land Lying and 
being Scituate on the East Side of Hempstead Harbour 
Near ye Head of Said Harbour & fifty Acres theirof being 
my Devidend of Land <fe fifty Acres that I Lately purchased 
of Eichard totten & of his two Sons Eichard and William 
as by their Polio Deeds Under their hands and Seals Eefer- 
ance thereunto had may more att Large Appear Now know 
Yea that I the Said Vallantine afore Said for the Causes 
above Said Do by theses presents Give grant Allienate 
MakiB over Infeeoffe and Confirm Unto my Son Eichard 
Vallantine to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all that of 
my Hundread Acres of Land above Said itt being Bound 
on ye North by William Osbands fifty Acres Lot of Land & 
Bounded South & East by the Undevided Land and front- 
ing West to ye Harbour Togather with all houses Out 
houses feild pastures fences Ways Easments Waterings 
Elvers Eiverlets Woods Under Woods Timber trees Grow- 
ing Standing or lying on ye Same or any part or percell 



318 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

there of having put my sd Son Eichard Vallantine in' the 
Lawf all and Queiet possession by turffe and twig and by 
theses presents itt being free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Acquited and Discharged from all and all Manner 
of former And other gifts grants Intailes Mortgages or any 
other or former Incumberances Whatsoever had made 
Committed or Done by me or any other person What- 
soever form by or Under me and I the Said Eichard Val- 
lantine Do further Grant Unto my Said Son Eichard Val- 
lantine that it Shall and may be lawfull for him my Said 
Son,' Eichard Vallantine His Heirs or Assigns To have 

Page 146. 

and to hold the Said Hundread Acres of Land and prem- 
ises Quietly and peacably & to Use Occupy and Inioy 
ye Said Land and premises forever and further Confirmation 
I have Sett to my hand and fixed my Seal this Sixth Day 
of August in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hun- 
dread and Nine and in ye Eight Year of ye Eeign of our Sove^ 
raign Lady ann by the grace of god Over England Scotland 
france and Ireland Queen &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Eichard Vallantine (S) 

John Titas 

Petek Titas 

William Willis Ju 

Memorandom that on the Day & Year .above Written the 
above named Eichard Vallantine personally Appeared be- 
fore Me John Jackson Esquire one of her Majestys Jus- 
tices for keeping of ye peace for Queens County ye Within 
or above Written Deed to be his free and Vallantary Act 
and Deed 

Jo'n Jackson 

Entered and Compared with ye original 

To all Christian people to whom theses presents shall 
Come Eichard Vallantine of Hempstead In Queens County 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN . BECOEDS. 319 

on Nassaw Island Sends Greetting Now know Yee that 
ye Said Eicliard Vallantine as well for ye & parentall Love 
tliat he hath and Doth bear Unto his Eldest Son Richard 
Vallantine of Hempstead Harbour in the County and on ye 
Island Above Said Yeaman and for a Certain Valliable Sum 
of good and LawfuU Money of new York to him In hand 
well and truly paid by his Son Richard Vallantine Ju : 
afore Said before the Ensealing and Delivering of theses 
presents the Receipt whereof to full Content & Satisfaction 
He ye Said Richard Vallantine Doth by theses present 
Acknowledge and thereof & of Every part and percel there- 
of for himself his Heirs Executors & admrs : Doth Acquit 
Exonerate and Discharge the Said Richard Vallantine Jur 
his Heirs Exetors & Admrs and Every of them for Ever by 
theses presents and for Divers good Causes and Considera- 
tions him hereunto Moving He ye Said Richard Vallantine 
Hath given granted Bargained Sold AUienated Enfeeoffed 

_ Page 147. 

Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents doth fully 
freely Clearly and Absolutely give Grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Bnfeeoffe Convey and Confirm Unto his Said Son 
Richard Vallantine and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 
all that of the Equall Moiety or half part of all ye Said 
Rich'd Vallantines patent Rigbt to all and Every of ye un- 
devided Lands and Meadows and plains that is in ye 
Bounds and Within ye Limits of ye patent of ye Township 
of Hempstead with the Equal half of all- the Lands and 
Arearages of Lands to be Divided According to ye money 
the Said Richard Vallantine paid to ye procuring the patent 
for ye Township of Hempstead or howsoever other wise 
hath a Right their unto Togather with all Such Libertys 
Immunitys profits priviledges Commoditys Emoluments 
and Appertenances as In any kind Appertain'g their unto 
with the Reverstion and Remainders thereof and all ye 
Estate Right title Interest Inheritance property possestion 
Claim and Demand Whatsoever, of him ye Said Richard 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Vallantine Sen of in and to tlie Same and Every part their 
of, To Have & to liold all tlie above Granted premises With 
all and Singular the Appertenances Unto ye Said Eichard 
Vallantine Jur his Heirs and Assigns for Ever To his and 
their own Sole and proper Use benifet and behoof from 
hence forth and for Ever & ye Said Richard Vallantine 
Senr Doth Declare that at ye time of the Ensealing and 
Delivery hereof that he is ye true Sole and Lawf uU Oner 
of all the Above granted premises and stood Lawfully Seiz- 
ed and possessed therof in his own Right of a good perfect 
and Indefezable Estate of Inheritance in fee simple having 
in himself good Right full power and LawfuU Athority to 
give grant Sell and Dispose of ye Same in manner as afore 
Said, and that he ye Sd Richard Vallantine his Heirs and 
Assigns shall and may hence forth and for Ever Lawfully 
peacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess & En- 
joy the above Granted premises With ye Appertenances 
thereof free and Clear and Clearly Acquited & Discharged 
of and from all and all manner of former and Other Gifts 
grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Joynters Dowers 
Judgments Executions forfitures and of and from all other 
Titles troubles Charges and Encumberances whatsoever 
had made Commited Done Or Commited or Suffered to be 

Page 148. 

Done by theses Richard Vallantine att any time or times 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof and further the 
Said Richard Vallantine Doth by theses presents Warrant 
and Defend his Said Son Richard Vallantine Jun in the 
Quiet and peasable possestion of all ye Above Granted 
premises Against himself & against all and all Manner of 
persons or persons Whatsoever that hath or pretends to 
have Claim Challenge or Demand or Any Right title or 
property to the .Above granted premises or any part or par- 
cel thereof from by or Under him or his Exetors Adminis- 
trators or Assigns In Witness whereof ye Said Richard 
Vallantine hath here Unto Set to his hand and fixed his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWlsr RECOEDS. 321 

Seal tlie Eight Day of August in ye ninth Year of ye Eeign 
of our Soveraign Lord king of Great Brittan &e and in ye 
Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundread and 
twenty and two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered his 

In the presence of Richard :E: Vallantine (S) 

Joseph Mott mark 

Ester Crumel 

Entered and Compared by me 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Hempstead June ye 5 Day 1718 Then Eeceived of John 
Beats the Sum of Eighteen pound five Shillings Currant 
Lawful Money of New York which was Due from ye Sd 
John Beats by a Certain Deed of 
I Say Eeceived in full of all by Me 

Jonathan Smith 
"Witness 
Isaac Jarman 

his 
THOMAS :T: Mannering 
Mark 

Page 149. 

To all Christian People to whome theses presents shall 
Come I Thomas Bedle of ye township of Hempstead in 
Queens County do send Greeting, Know Yea that I the 
Said Thomas Bedell for & in Consideration of ye Affection 
& good will which I have and Do bear towards my Sons 
"William Bedell & Joseph Bedell of ye Same Township and 
County afore Said have Given Granted & by theses pres- 
ents doe freely and Absolutely give and grant "Unto ye 
Said "William Bedle and Joseph Bedell, to them their Heirs 
& Assigns for Ever all that percell or Tract of Land Lying 
in ye North "Woods Containging About one hundread and 
Thirty two Acres togather with all the movable Effects to 



322 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Each and either of them and to their Heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators and Absolutely without any Condition as I ye 
Sd thomas Bedell do hereby theses presents Acknowledge 
to have Eec'd full Satisfaction & have fully freely and Ab- 
solutely & of my own Will and Accord Set my hand & Seal 
this Twenty Sixth Day of April anno Domini 1742 

Signed Sealed in presence of 

Nic's Barrington his 

John Deescow Thomas :X: Bedell (S) 

Mark 

July ye 30th 1743 Queens County Then personally 
Appeared or Came before Me Micah Smith Esqr one of his 
Majestys Just's of ye Peace for Said County Assign'd ye 
within Named JTicholas Barrington one of ye Witneses to 
this Within Written Instrument and did Declare on ye holy 
Avavgelist of almighty God that he See ye Within Named 
Tho: Bedell execute this Within Instrument to be his Vol- 
antary Act and Deed and at the Same time See John Dees- 
cow Sign, the other Witness 

MiCAH Smith 

Page 150. 

Be it known unto all men by theses presents that Wheras 
I Jonas Wood .H. Now Resident at Southamton Did for- 
merly Sell and Allianate Unto Daniel Whitehead of Hemp- 
stead in ye new neatherlands my House and Land Given 
me by ye Town of Hempstead with all Rights Immunitys 
preveledges apertenancys there Unto belonging which was 
in my possession ye 27 of november in the Year Anno 
Domini 1648 1 ye Said Jonas Wood do hereby Assign up 
and Allianate for Ever Unto Daniel Whitehead his Heirs 
and Executors Administrators or Assigns to his or their own 
proper Right and Interest as Ever formerly it was my own 
Witness my hand 

Witness Jonas Wood 

Daniel Denton 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 323 

I Daniel Whitehead Do Assign all my Eight Title Inter- 
est of the Afore Said purchase from Me my Heirs Execu- 
tors & Assigns Unto James Pine his Heirs Executors and 
Assigns the purchase being fully Comj)leatly paid Witness 
Hiy hand 

Entered and Compared Daniel Whitehead 

with the original by 

MicAH Smith Clerk 
Page 151. 

Know all men by theses Presents that James pine the 
Son of James pine Named on ye other Side of this paper 
do Assign Set over and from me my Heirs Executors Admrs 
or Assigns Unto James pine ye Son of William pine in 
Hempstead in Queens Coui:ty on Nassaw Island in the 
province of new York all ye Whole Eight that is Mentioned 
on ye other Side of this paper Unto him ye sd James pine 
Unto him his Heirs Executors Admrs or Assigns for Ever 
for to have and to hold for his and their own proper Eight 
for Ever As Witness my hand and Seal this tenth Day of 
September 1729 

Sealed and Delivered Mark 

In presence of James :X: Pine (S) 

Tho: Gildebsleve his 

Elisabeth Babto 

Hempstead may ye lOfch 1738 Queens County Then and 
their personaly Appeared before me Benjamin fowler Esqr 
one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for ye sd County 
Assigned ye Within Named James pine and Acknowledged 
that he Executed the Within Instrument as his Volantary 
Act and Deed and having^ Examined the Same and finding 
no Eaisors or interliniations do allow the Same to be Ee- 
corded • 

Acknowledged before Me the Date above Written 

Benjamin Fowleb 

Entered and Compared With the original by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 



324 hempstead town becoeds. 

Page 152. 

To all Christian People to whome theses presents shall 
Come Send Greeting &c : know yea that I Daniel Pine of ^ 
Hempstead in Queens County in the province of New York 
Teaman do for Divers good Causes and Considerations 
Me here Unto moving hath Remised Released and for ever 
Quit Claim and by theses presents for me my Heirs Execu- 
tors Doth fully Clearly and Absolutely Remise Release and 
for Ever Quit Claim Unto James pine Son of William, 
Yeaman, of ye Same place all my Right title Interest and 
Demand What soever In and to ye Lands and Meadows 
Houses and tenements that are now or have been in the 
possession of ye Said James pine which did or has former- 
ly belonged to my sd two Uncles James pine and Nathaniel 
Pine Deseast and Especially A Certain percel of Meadow 
at South now in possestion of the Said James pine which 
hath been in Dispute in ye Law and also Eleven Acres 
Patent Right which did belong to my Said Uncle James 
pine To have and to hold all the above Released and De- 
mised Lands Meadows and premises above Mentioned 
Unto the sd James pine Son of William pine his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever and I ye Said Daniel pine Do further 
Covenant and Bind my Self my Heirs Exetor and Admrs 
Soe that neither wee nor any other person from by or 
Under Me here after have any Claim or Demand of in or to 
any of ye premises Above Mentioned be Unterly Excluded 
and Barred for Ever by theses Presents As Witness my 
hand and Seal this twelf Day of September one thousand 
Seven hundread forty three 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of us Daniel pine (S) 

Richard Thobne 
MicAH Smith 

September 12th Day 1743 Then personally appeared ye 
Within liamed Daniel pine before Me Micah Smith Esqr 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 325 

one of his Majestys Justices peace for Said County ac- 
knowledged this within Written Instrument to be his 
Volantary Act and Deed 

MicAH Smith 

Page 153. 

This Indenture Made the Twenty Sixth Day of April in 
the Year of our Lord Seventeen Hundread & forty two 
between Thomas Bedell of ye Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County Yeaman, of the one part and William 
Bedell and Joseph Bedell the Sons of ye afore Said Thomas 
Bedell of ye Same Township & County afore sd Yeaman 
on ye other part Witnesseth that ye sd Tholnas Bedell for 
and in C6nsideration of ye Sum of four Hundread & fifty 
pounds LawfuU money of New York to him in hand well 
and truly paid or Secured to be paid at and Immediately 
before the Ensealing & Delivering of theses presents the 
Eeceipt Whereof he ye Said Thomas Bed'ell doe hereby 
acknowledge to be therewith fully Satisfyed Contented & 
paid & their of and of Every part and parcel thereof Do by 
theses presents for ever Acquit Exonerate Release and Dis- 
charge them ye sd William Bedell and Joseph Bedell & 
their Heirs Executors & Administrators & Every of them 
Have Given Granted Bargained Sold Alianed Eemise Release 
Assure and Confirm unto them ye Said William Bedell and 
Joseph Bedell & their Heirs and Assigns all that one Certain 
Messuage Tenement Lot of Land & premises Scituate Ly- 
ing and being at a place called and known by the name of 
Near Rockaway in the Township afore Sd and as Butted 
and Bounded as follows yt is to Say ye north part thereof 
where on the Houses and Orchard Stands is on ye "East by 
Land which Joseph Peirce Deceased purchased from Jo- 
seph Langdon now Deceased but now Claimed by mordecai 
Lester. Westerly by motts path, so Called, Leading to a 
percel of Me idow belonging to partrick Mott, Northerly by 
a High way which Leads to Sam : Langdons Senr & South- 
erly by ye highway Runs to ye mill belonging to Soloman 



326 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Langdoii And all so all and Singular of ye sd Quantity of 
two Hundread and twelve Acres directly Opposite to Sam 
Langdons Senr and Samuel Langdons Jun Tenements and 
premises adjoyning to ye meadow ground their unto also 
belonging (here after Described) which sd Upland is boun- 
ded Easterly by Thomas Lewis West by ye afore Said 
partrick Motts North by the High way and South by ye 

Page 154. 

Cove or Creek And also all and Singular ye Meadow 
Ground to ye Said Last mentioned Land Adioyning & fi- 
nially all & Singular the farm of upland and Meadow 
Ground at near Eockway which in ye Life time of Joseph 
Langdon he was possessed off Togather with all and Sing- 
ular the Houses out houses. Barns Weaving Shops Stables 
Yards fencing Pastures Waters meadows Marshes Or- 
chards &: Improvements w'th ye Eeversions & Eemainders 
theirof and the Eents Issues and Proffets of the Same To 
have and to hold ye said above hereby Granted Messuage 
tenements Lands Meadows and premises & Every part per- 
cal <fe member theirof w'th every their Appertenanoes unto 
them ye Sd William Bedell & Joseph Bedell & their Heirs 
and Assigns to ye only proper Use Benifet and behoof them 
the sd William Bedell & Joseph Bedell and their Heirs 
and Assigns for Ever. And the sd Thomas Bedell for him- 
self his Heirs Executors &: admrs and Every of tiiem Do 
here by Covenant Promise Grant and Agree to & w'th ye sd 
William Bedell & Joseph Bedell & their Heirs and Assigus 
in Manner and form following that is to say That ye sd 
Thomas Bedell at ye time of Ensealing & Delivering of 
theses presents had in himself good Eightful power & Law- 
full Athority to Sell Dispose & convey ye Said Lands Tene- 
ments and premises unto ye Sd William Bedell & Joseph 
Bedell their heirs and Assigns in manner and form as 
aforesaid According to ye true intent purposes and mean- 
ing of ye Same And Lastly ye sd Thomas Bedell do by 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 327 

theses presents Warrant and Defend the said Lands Tene- 
ments and premises & Every part & percel thereof unto ye 
Said William Bedell & Joseph Bedell & their heirs & As- 
signs against the Lawfull Claimes or pretences of all and 
all Manner of person or persons lawfully Claiming ye Same 
or any part percell or member their of by from or Under 
the Said Thomas Bedell In Wittness whereof the Said 
Thomas Bedell have here unto Set his hand and Seal the 
Day & Year first Written 

Sealed and Delivered his 

In presence of Thomas :X: Bedell (S) 

Nicholas Barrington Mark 

John Descow 

July ye 30th 1743 Queens County Then personally Came 
before me Micah Smith Esqr one of his majestys Justices 
of ye peace for said Countj' assign'd ye w'thin Nicholas 
Barrington one of ye witnesses to this within Instrument 
and Did Declare on ye holy Avangalist of Almighty God 
that he See Tho : Bedell Execute this Within Written in- 
strument to be his Volantary Act and Deed and att ye 
Same time see John Descow ye other Witness Sign as Such 

Micah Smith 

Entered and Compared by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Page 155. 

This Indenture Made thig twenty Eight Day of April In 
the Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen Hun dread and forty 
' three by and between Eobeit Hutchins of Cow Neck in ye 
township of Hempstead In Queens County in New York 
province Yeaman and Amy his Wife of ye one part and 
Oliver Baxter of the Said Township of Hempstead Yeaman 
of ye Other Party Witnesseth that the Said Robert Hutch- 
ius and Amy his Wife for and in Consideration of ye Sum of 
one Hundread and Seventy Seven Pounds New York Money 
to them in hand paid before Ensealing of theses presents 



328 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

by Oliver Baxter afore Named tlie Eeceipt whereof they 
the Said Eobert and Amy Do hereby Acknowledge and 
themselves to be their with fully Satisfied and Contented 
and there of and there from and of and from Every part 
and percell Theirof Do by theses presents for- Ever Aquit 
Exonerate and Discharge him ye Sd Oliver his Heirs 
Exetors and Admrs, they ye sd Eobert and Amy have Giv- 
en granted Bargained Sold AUianated infeeoffed Assured 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents Do freely 
fully and Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Allien Enffeoff 
Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him ye Said Oliver Bax- 
ter his Heirs and Assigns forever One Certain Messuage 
farm or plantation of Land Scituate Lying and being on 
Cow neck Afore named and is Butted and Bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to Say Westerly by the Bay Northerly by ye 
Eoade that Leads to Dodges Landing till it Comes to a 
White Oak marked Sapling marked on three Sides being 
Samuel Dodges Corner tree Easterly by ye Land of Sam- 
uel Dodges Southerly by the Land of Daniel Whitehead 
Esqr to ye mill pond and from his Land Euning ye north 
Side 'of ye mill pond and mill Dam to the Bay the Whole 
Containing thirty nine Acres or their abouts be ye Same' 
more or Less to have and to hold ye S;iid Messuage farm 
or plantation with all Houses out houses Barns Orchards 
Gardens and all other and Every other appertenances prive- 
ledge and Convenancy to ye Same belonging known taken 
or Eeputed as a part parcel or member theirof with ye Ee- 
vertion and Eevertions Eemainder and Eemainders their of 

Page 156. 

Unto him the Said Oliver Baxter his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever to his and their own only proper Use Benifet and be- 
hoof forever, and ye Said Eobert Hutchins and Amy for 
them Selves their Heirs Exetors and admrs Covenant 
promise Grant and Agree to and w'th ye Said Oliver Bax-. 
ter his Heirs and Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof 
they are the true Sole and Lawfull owners of the Above 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 329 

Demised premisess and Stand Lawfully Seized of ye Same 
in their own proper Eight as a good perfect and Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have in them selves 
Good Eight power and Lawfall Athority to give Grant 
Bargain Sell allien Enffeoff Assure Convey and Confirm the 
Same in manner as above Said and that ve Sd Oliver Bax- 
ter his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time 
and att all times here after by Virtue of theses presents 
Lawfully peacably and Quietly Enjoy the Same free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all and all other former Gifts 
grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgauges Wills Intailes 
Joyntors Dowreys Judgments Extents Executions Incum- 
berances or troubles Whatsoever & ye Sd Eobert & Amy 
Do further Covenant & bind themselves their Heirs Extors 
(t Admrs to Warrant & Defend ye above Demised premises 
<fe Every part theirof Unto him ye Sd Oliver Baxter his 
Heirs & Assigns forever Against ye 'Just and Lawfull Claim 
or Claims of any person or persons Whatsoever In Wit- 
ness whereof We ye'Sd Eobert & Amy have hereunto Set 
their hands and Seals ye Day and Year first above Written 

Signed Sealed and 

Delivered In presence of • Eobekt Hutohins (S ) 

GoKGE Baker Ame hutchings (S) 

Joseph Kissam 

Queens County Sejjt ye 27th anno Domini 1743 then 
Personally Apeared before me Micah Smith one of his 
Majestyes Justices of ye peace for'Sd County ye W'thin 
named Joseph Kissiim one of ye witnesses to this Within 
Written Deed and did Declare on ye Holy Avangelist of 
Almighty God that he See Eobert Hutchins and Amey his 
Wife Execute this Within Written Instrument to be their 
Volantary Act and Deed and att ye same time See Gorge 
Baker Sign as Witness 

Micah Smith 



330 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 157. 

This Indenture Made this fourth Day of may In the 
Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundread & thirty 
Eight By and Between Daniel Kissam of Madnans Neck 
Alias Great Neck in the Township of Hempstead in Queens 
Couuty in New York province Yeaman of ye one part and 
Joseph Kissam of Cow Neck in ye Afore Named Township- 
of Hempstead Yeaman of ye other party Wittnesseth that 
the Said Daniel JKissam for and in Consideration of three 
Hundread Pounds New York Money to him in hand paid 
before ye Ensealing hereof by the afore Named Joseph 
Kissam the Keceipt Whereof ye sd Daniel Kissam Doth by 
theses Presents Own And Acknowledge and himself to be 
there with fully Satisfied and Contented and thereof and 
their from and of and from every part and percell their of 
by theses presents Doth for Ever Acquit Exonerate And 
Discharge the Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs Executors 
Admrs Hath Given Bargained Sold Alianated Enffeoffed 
Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents 
Doth freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Enffeoff Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him ye 
Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and Assigns for ever One 
Certain farm or plantation of Land Scituated Lying and 
being on Great Neck Afore Named in the Township of 
Hempstead afore Named on ye West Side of the Said Neck 
and is Butted and Bounded as foUoweth Viz Begining at 
ye Water Side att a Certain Place known & Commonly 
Called ye Clay pitts in ye Line Between Gorge Huletts 
Land and this Said Land Euning thence by ye Water Side 
or Bay Southerly to Henry AUyns Land thence Euning East- 
erly by ye Land of Henry allyne as the fence Now Stands 
till itt Comes to a Certain Gate Near the Great Swamp 
thence Euning a Cross ye. Way or path into ye Swamp to a 
Certain Maple Bush it being Hulets Corner thence Eun- 
ning About Northwest by Huletts Line a Cross the Way or 
Road or path to ye fence and thence as ye fence now 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 331 

Stands in ye Line between this sd Land and Huletts Land 
it being About Northwest till itt Comes to ye Corner and 
thence Euning About Southwest as the fence now Stands 

Page 158. 

In the Line Between Huletts Land and this Said Land to 
another Corner and from thence Euning Near about north- 
west as the fence now Stands in the Line Between Huletts 
Land and This said Land to ye place of first Begining att 
and Containeth One Hud dread and live Acres Togather W'th 
all priviledges Appertenances Convenances and Commodi- 
tys to ye Said Land belonging or Appertaining To have 
and hold the Said Bargained farm or plantation of Land 
togather w'th all & every priviledge Appertenance Conven- 
iancy and Commodity their unto belonging Known taken 
or Eeputed to be a part percell or Member theirof with ye 
Eeversion and Eeversions Eemainder and Eemainders 
thereof Unto him ye sd Joseph Kissam his Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever to his and their own only proper Use Beni- 
fet and bphoofe for Ever and ye Said Daniel Kissam for 
himself his Heirs Exetors and Admrs and Every of them 
by theses presents Doth Covenant promise Grant and 
Agree to and with ye sd Joseph Kissam his Heirs and 
Assigns that before ye Ensealing of theses presents he is ye 
true Sole & Lawfull oner of ye Above Bargained premises 
& stands Lawfully Seized and possessed of the Same 
in his Own proper Eight as a Good perfect and Abso- 
lute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple and hath in 
himself good Eight full power and Just and Lawfull Athor- 
ity to Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeeoff Assure Con- 
vey and Confirm the above Bargained premises in Manner 
As above Said and that the Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs 
and Assigns Shall and may from Time to time and att all 
times for ever hereafter by Virtue of theses presents Law- 
fully Eeacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy possess 
and Enjoy the Same free & Clear & freely and Clearly Ac- 
quitted Exonerated & Discharged of & from all & -Every 



332 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

qther former Gift Grant Bargain Sale Lease Will Entail 
Joynture Dowrie Mortgage Judgment and Extent Execu- 
tion Incumberanee or troubles Whatsoever and ye Said 
Daniel Kissam further by theses presents Doth Covenant 
and bind Himself hi-i Heirs Executors & Admrs and Every 
of them to Warrant & Defend ye above Bargained premises 
and Every part thereof Unto him ye Said Joseph Kissam 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever Against ye Just & LawfuU 
Claim & Claims of any person or persons Whatsoever In 
Wittness Whereof the Said Daniel Kissam hath hereunto 
Set his hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Writ- 
ten 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Daniel Kissam (S) 

In presence of 
Benj. Teeadwell 
Phebe Teeadwell 

Page 159. 

Queens County April 2th Anno Domini 1742 then per- 
sonally Appeared before me Gorge Hulet Esqr one of his 
Majestys Justices of ye peace for ye County Afore Said the 
Within Named Daniel Kissam and Acknowledged the With- 
in Written Instrument to be his Volantary Act and Deed 
I Allow this Deed to be Eecorded 

Goege Hulett 

Entered and Compared With ye original by Me 

MicAH Smith Clerk 
Simon Losees Deed from James pine 

To all Christion People to whom theses present's shall 
Come Greeting Know Yea that I James pine of Hempstead 
in Queens County in ye province of New York Yeaman for 
& in Consideration of ye Sum of twenty pound to me in 
hand paid before ye Ensealing and Delivery by Siman Lo- 
sey of Oysterbay and County and province Above Said ye 
Receipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge and my self 
therewith fully Satisfied and Contented and thereof and of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 333 

Every part and percell thereof Do Exonerate Acquit and 
Discharge ye sd Simon Losey his Heirs Exetors and Admrs 
for Ever by theses presents Have Given granted Bargained 
Sold AUianated Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses 
presents Doe fully and Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Convey and Confirm Unto the Said Simon Losey his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever one Certain Peice or percell of 
Salt Meadovsr att ye South Side of ye township In A neck 
Called Washband Neck with ye Equal half or Moiety of A 
Lot of upland Lying in ye Said Neck ye Lot of Meadow 
Butted and Bounded North by a Creek and East partly by 
ye sd James pines Meadow, and partly by Cap't Ben 
Smiths and Southard Meadow and Southerly by a Creek 
Called Embrees Creek and West by Joseph Halstead 
Meadow. Containing the Number of Acres Within theses 
Bounders More or Less and formerly the Said Lott of 
Meadow Was in ye possestion of Epheraim Vallantine but 
now in ye possestion of me ye sd James pine, the whole 
Lott of Upland Butted and Bounden, North by Uriah 
Platts Land and East by ye High Way, Runing Down ye 
sd neck and South by Thomas Lees Land, and West by 
John Halls Meadow ye Breadth or Wedth being Six Eods 
and by Estimation Containing three Acres More or Less, 
To have and to Hold the Said granted and Bargained 
premissess with all Apertenances priveledges and Com- 
moditys to ye Same belonging or in any Wise Appertain- 
ing to him ye Said Simon Losey His Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever, to his and their only proper Use Benifit and 
behoof forever and I ye sd James pine For me my Heirs 

Page 160. 

Executors and Administrators Do Covenant promise and 
grant to & with ye sd Simon Losey his Heirs and As- 
signs that before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true 
Sole and Lawfull Oner of ye Above Bargained premises 
and am Lawfully Seized and possessed of ye Same in mine 
own proper Eight as a Good perfect and Absolute Estate of 



334 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Inheritance and have in my self good Right full power & 
LawfuU Athority to grant Bargaia Sell Convey aad Confirm 
ye sd Bargained premises in Manner as above Said and 
that ye sd 'Simon Losey his Heirs and Assigns Shall and 
may from time to time & at all times and for Ever hereafter 
by Virtue of theses presents Lawfully peaoably and Quietly 
have hold Use possess and Enjoy ye Said Demised and 
Bargained premises With ye Appertenanoes free and Clear 
and freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharg- 
ed of and from all and all manner of former Gifts Grants 
bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails Joynters 
Dowers Judgments Executions Incumberances and troubles 
Whatsoever and I ye Said James pine Do further Covenant 
& Bind my self my Heirs Exetors and Admrs firmly by 
theses presents to Warrant and Defend ye Said Simon Lo- 
sey his Heirs and Assigns in Quiet and peasable possession 
of all and Singular ye Said granted premises Against any 
Just and Lawfull Claim and Claims of any person or per- 
sons AVhatsoever. In Wittness Whereof I ye said James 
pine have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twelfth Day 
of November one thousand Seven Hundread and forty three 

Signed Sealed and Delivered James pine (S) 

In presence of 

Phebe Smith 
MiGAH Smith 

Queens County on ye 12th Day of november 1743 then 
personally Appeared ye Within Named James pine before 
Me Micah Smith one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace 
for Said County and Did Acknowledge this Within Written 
Instrument to be his Volantary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 

Entered and Compared with ye original by Me 

Micah Smith Clerk 



hempstead town becords. 336 

Page 161. 

This Indenture made this Seventeenth day of September 
in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George of Great Brittain &c and in the year of our Lord 
Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty five, 
Between Daniel Wood of Hempstead in Queens County on 
Nassau's Island and in the province of New York Weaver 
of the one part and Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith both 
of Huntinton in Suffolk County on the Island and province 
afore sd Teoman, 6i the other part witnesseth, That the sd 
Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith for and in Consideration 
of the Sum of forty three pounds of good and Lawfull 
money of New York to him in hand well and truly paid by 
the Sd Daniel Wood before the ensealing and Delivery of 
these presents the Eeceipt whereof to full Satisfaction The 
Sd Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith doth acknowledge and 
themselves to be therewith fully Satisfied and paid and 
thereof and of every part and parcel thereof doth acquit 
exonerate and fully discharge him the Sd Daniel Wood his 
Heirs Executors and administrators and every of them for 
ever by these presents and for divers other good causes and 
Considerations them the Sd Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith 
Especially moving them the Sd Jeremiah Smith and Jonas 
Smith hath given granted Bargained Sold jnfeoffed conveyed 
_ and confirmed and by these presents doth fully freely clearly 
and absolutely give grant bargain Sell infeoffe convey and 
confirm unto the Sd Daniel Wood and to his Heirs and 
assigns all that the Estate right title Interest claim portion 
perportion inheritance dividend property possession re- 
verton remainder claim and demand whatsoever which the 
Sd Jeremiah Smith & Jonas Smith now hath or ever had 
or in time to come They or their Heirs or assigns can 
may might should or ought to have claim challenge or de- 
mand of in or unto any and all the Land and eight of 
Lands or Medows in the town of Hempstead afore sd which 
was their Grandfathers James Smith Deceased, Devided 



336 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

and imdevided in what nature or kind Soever it be in the 
Sd Township of Hempstead to have, and to hold all the 
above granted premises with all and Singular the appurte- 
nances thereof unto the Sd Daniel Wood and unto his 
Heirs and assigns for ever to his and their only proper use 
benefit and behoof from hence forth for ever and the Sd 
Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith doth hereby declare that 
at the time of the ensealling and delivery of these presents 
we the Sd Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith are the true 
Sole and lawful owners of all afore sd granted and bargain- 
ed premises and Stand lawfully Seized thereof in our own 
right of good perfect and indefesable Estate of inheritance 
in Fee Simple having in our Selves good right and full pow- 
er and lawful authority to sell and dispose of the Same in 
manner as aforesd and that the Sd Daniel Wood and his 

Page 162. 

Heirs and assigns Shall and may here after and for ever 
Lawfully peaceably have hold occupy possess and enjoy the 
above granted premises with the appurtenances thereof free 
and clear and clearly acquitted and discharged of and from 
all and all manner of former and other gifts grants bargains 
sales Leasses mortgages joyntures dowres Judgments Exe- 
cutions intails forfeitures and of and from all other titles 
troubles charges and incumbrances whatsoever had made 
done committed or Suffered to be done by us Jeremiah 
Smith and Jonas Smith us our Heirs or Assigns at any 
time or times before the ensealling and delivery hereof and 
further we the Sd Jeremiah Smith and Jonas Smith do 
hereby Covenant promise and Bind and Oblige our Selves 
our Heirs Executors and administrators from hence forth 
and for ever here after to warrant and defend all the above 
granted premises and the appurtenances thereof unto the 
Sd Daniel Wood his Heirs and Assigns the Lawful claim 
and demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever 
from by or under us in witness whereof we the Sd Jeremiah 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 337 

Smith and Jonas Smith have Set to our hands and fixed 
onr Seals the day and year first above written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in presence of us Jebbmiah Smith (S) 

Tho's Thiestan Jonas Smith (S) 

Joseph Platt 

Memorandum that on the twenty Second day of Sep- 
tember in the Year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and 
forty three came before me John Willet Esqr one of his 
Majesties Justices of the peace for Queens County and also 
one of the Judges of the Court of common pleas for Said 
County Jeremiah Smith one of the grantors of the premises 
within named and acknowledged the within Instrument to 
be his voluntary act and Deed there are no Rasions or In- 
terlinations In the Same let it be recorded taken and ac- 
knowledged before me the day above written 

John Willet 

Enter'd and Compared by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Page 163. 

To all Christian people to whom these presents may 
come John Seamans of Hempstead in , Queens County in 
the Colony of New York Sends Greeting Know ye that I 
the Sd John Seamans for and in Consideration of a Valua- 
ble Sume of Current Lawful money of the province above 
sd to me in hand paid by Thomas Whitehead of Jamaica 
and Jeremiah Wood of Hempstead both of the Same Coun- 
ty on Nassau's Island in the County above sd the Receipt 
wherof I do forever acquit release and discharge the Sd 
Thomas Whitehead and Jeremy Wood there Heirs and As- 
signs from any further Claim and Demand of any part par- 
cel or member thereof Have given granted Sold enfeoffd as- 
sured and confirmed and the Sd John Seamans for himself 
his Heirs Executors and Administrators do by these pres- 
ents more fully Clearly and absolutely give grant Bargain 



338 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 

Sell Enfeoff assure and confirm to the Sd Thomas White- 
head and Jeremy Wood to their Heirs and assigns forever 
all his the Sd John Seamans right of up Land Meadows 
and plains in the Sd township of Hempstead abovesd which 
is already laid out or that may or Shall at any time or times 
hereafter for ever be laid out Excepting two Lots of Land 
(Viz) the one Lying at Westberry a Small village in Town 
of Hempstead abovesd adjoyning to the land of William 
Stites containing twenty two acres more or less with the 
addition thereunto belonging. The other a Lot of Land 
lying by the road that leads to the harbour bounded South- 
erly by Jonathan Smith's Land and Northerly by the land 
of Young Orsbands containing fifty acres more or less as it 
is laid out with all and Singular the rights priviledges ap- 
purtenances there unto belonging or in any manner of ways 
appertaining as also all the Estate Right title interest prop- 
erty possession Claim and demand of in and to the Same 
To Have and To Hold the above sd Eight of upland mea- 
dow and plains as it is above express'd to the only proper 
use benefit and behoof of them the Sd Thomas Whitehead 
and Jeremy Wood their Heirs and assigns forever free and 
clearly acquitted and discharged of and from any manner 
of intanglement of what nature or kind soever with a war- 
rantee to defend against all persons Laying Just Claim 
thereunto in witness whereof I have put my hand and Seal 
this eighteenth day of February in the fourth year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God 
king of great Brittain &c defender of the faith &c and in 
the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred & Seven- 
teen 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of the mark of 

the mark of John :X: Seamans (S) 

Nicholas :X: Stilwel Jun 
Hannah Van Goldee 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 339 

Page 164. 

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas White- 
head within named Do by these presents for full satisfac- 
tion Eeceiv'd of Jeremy Wood give and grant to Jeremy 
Wood his Heirs and assigns for ever all my right title in- 
terest property possession claim and Demand of in and to 
the within written Deed as witness my hand and Seal this 
10th day of Jan'y in the fifth year of his majesties roign 
Anno Dom: 1718 and also from the Heirs and assigns of 
him the Sd Thomas Whitehead 

Sealed and Delivered Tho Whitehead (S) 

in the presence of 
the mark of 

Elizabeth :E: Pieman 

1743 Feb: ye 14th 
Queens County ss. Then appeared before me Micah 
Smith a Justice of the peace for the Sd County the within 
named John Seamans and acknowledged the Instrument 
within mentioned to be his voluntary act and Deed 

Micah Smith 

• 

Entered and Compared with ye Original by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

Att the Request of Sundry of the Freeholders & Inhabi- 
tants of the Township of Hempstead Wee John Dorlon 
Joseph Mott and Solomon Seaman Commissioners for Lay- 
ing out Highways in the Said Township having taken a 
Yew of a Certain Old Wood path that Leads from the 
Plains (Nigh the House of John Eushmour Down on the 
West Side of the East Meadow Swamp and their Being 
Some Disputes Wheither the Said Old path had Ever been 
Established a publick highway or Not it Eichard Ellison 
Being about to Inclose the Sd path at the 'Edge of the 
Plaines & Turn it More to the Eastward) Now wee the 
Commissioners Above Named having Duly Considered the 



340 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

Same are of Oppenion as the path Leads to Severel Per- 
sons Wood Land that a highway Ought to be Laid Out & 
wee do Accordingly to the power & Authority in us Eesid- 
ing Lay out a Publick highway as foUoweth Viz to Eun out 
of the Eoad that Leads from Joseph Carmons over the 
Bast Meadow Swamp Some Small Distance in the "Woods & 
So to Continue Southerdly as the path Goes untill it Comes 
to the Northarmost pice of Land Thomas Tredwell Bought 
of Eichard Ellison the Said Highway wee Lay out four 
Eods Wide Witness our hands at hempstead the 30th Day 
of October 1748 

Joseph Mott 
SoLOMAN Seaman 
John Doblon 

Page 165. 

Wee Whose Names here unto Subscribed have Given 
and Granted and by theses presents do freely Clearly and 
Absolutely Give & Grant from us our Heirs Exets Admrs 
and Assigns Unto Cap't Jacob Hicks of Eockaway in ye 
Bounds of Hempstead in Queens County his Heirs Execu- 
tors Admrs all our Eight Title Interest Part or Shai;p be- 
longing to a Beach Lying on ye South Side of ye Island in 
ye Bounds of Hempstead aforesd att a place Called Eock- 
away, Bounded as foUoweth West by Whelses Line South 
by the Sea East by Brockelfaoe Gutt and North by ye 
Great Creek, Togather with all ye Marshes and other Privi- 
ledges Thereunto belonging or in any Wise Appertaining to 
him ye Said Jacob Hick his Heirs and Assigns forever. 
Given Under our hands and Seals ye Seventh Day of June 
in ye Eleventh Year of his Majestys Eeign Anno Domini 
1725 

his Henry Pearsall (S) 

Joseph :J: Mott (S) Epheraim Vallantine (S) 

Mark Peter titas (S) 

William WilHs (S) Isaac Smith (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOORDS. 



341 



William Stits 


(S) 


Christifer Dingea 


(8) 


his 




Silas Titas 


(8) 


Gorge :B: Balden 


(S) 


Benjamin Seamans 


(8) 


Mark 


(8) 


Joshua Barns 


(8) 


Samuel Jackson 


(S) 


Ben Hicks 


(8) 


Jacob Seaman 


(S) 


Isaac Hicks 


(8) 


James Seamans 


(S) 


his 




Benjamin Birdsall 


(S) 


Abel :S: Smith 


(8) 


Jolin Birdsall 


(S) 


Mark 




Jolin Treadwell 


(S) 


Gorge pearsall 


(8) 


Joseph Pettit 


(8) 


Daniel Pearsall 


(8) 


Jacob Smith 


(8) 


Eich'd Seamans "^ 


(8) 


his 




Samuel Titas 


(8) 


Eich'd :X: Elison 


(8) 


his 




Mark 


(8) 


Obediah :0: Vallantine (8) 


Samuel Seamans 


(8) 


Mark 




James Jackson 


(8) 


Thomas pearsall 


(8) 



Page 166. 



John Carman 


(8) 


Richard, Seamans 


(8) 


Mordecai Lester 


(8) 


John Mott 


(8) 


his 


(8) 


Joshua Carman 


(8) 


William :X: Pine 


(8) 


his 




Mark 


(8) 


Samuel :N: Williams/ 


(8) 


Jo'n ffoster 


(8) 


Mark 


(8) 


Tho Gildersleve 


(8) 


his 




Thomas Langdon 


(8) 


Samuel :8: Langdon 


(8) 


-Benjamin Seamans 


- (8) 


Mark 




Henry Seamans 


(8) 


John Jackson 


(8) 


William Langdon 


(8) 


Joseph Denton 


(8) 



342- HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 



Adam Mott 


(S) 


his 




Jonathan Smith 


(S) 


Joseph :X: Langdon 


(8) 


his 




Mark 




James :X: Pine 


(S) 


Nathaniel Oakley 


(S) 


Mark 




his 




his 




Caleb :X: Carman 


(S) 


John :M: Langdon 


(S) 


Mark 




Mark 




Samuel Eainer 


(S) 


Eighbill Mott 


(S) 


his 








Thomas :X: Carman 


(S) 






Mark 




' 


Page 167. 





This Indenture made the twenty Seventh Day of August 
in ye Year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
forty Between William Nicols of Hempstead in Queens 
County Teaman and Sarah his Wife (Signifyed as a party 
to theses presents by her Executing ye same) of ye one part 
And peter Smith Junor of flushing in the Coiinty afore Said 
Teaman on ye other part Witnesseth that ye Sd William 
Nicols for and in Consideration of ye Sum of three Hun- 
dread and Sixty Seven pounds LawfuU Money of New Tork 
to him in hand paid by ye Said peter Smith att and before 
the Ensealing & Delivering of theses presents the Eeceipt 
whereof ye Sd William Nicols Doth hereby Acknowledge 
and himself to be there with fully Satisfied Contented and 
paid and their of and there from and of and from Every 
part and percel thereof Doth hereby forever Acquit Exon- 
erate Eelease and Discharge him ye Said peter Smith and 
his Heirs Exetors and Admrs and Every of them Hath 
Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Eemispd Eeleased 
Assured and Confirmed & by theses presents Doth Give 
Grant Bargain Sell Alien Eemise Eelease Assure and Con- 
firm Unto him ye Sd peter Smith and to his Heirs and As- 
signs All and Singular the Lands and tenements which att 
ye time of Executing hereof Doth belong Unto ye Sd Wil- 
liam Nicols Soituate in the township of Hempstead Afore 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 343 

Said "With ye Eeversions there of and of Every part and 
parcel thereof wheresoever ye Same may be found With ye 
Eights of Commonage and also all and Singular the Goods 
& Chattels of What kind or nature soever they be or where 
soever belonging to ye Said William Nichols Including one 
Negro Man Called James And one Negro Girl Called Tabb 
both Slaves to Gather with all houses Out houses Bams 
Stables Orchards Lands Meadows fences tenements Edi- 
fices Buildings Reparations W^aters Elvers Graising and all 
Improvements with ye Eevertions and Eemainders thereof 
and the Eents Issues and profits of ye Same and of Every 
part and parcel thereof To have and to hold all and Every 
the Said Lands Tenements and premises and all and Singu- 
lar the Goods and Chatties as afore said Being the Intire 

Page 168. 

Estate Eail and personal of ye Said William Nichols Unto 
the Said Peter Smith and his Heirs and Assigns to je only 
proper Use benifit and behoofe of him ye Said peter S'mith 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and the Said William Nich- 
ols for him self his Heirs Exetors and Administrators and 
Every of them Doth hereby Covenant promise grant and 
Agree to and With ye Said peter Smith and his Heirs And 
Assigns In Manner and.form following that is to say that 
he ye Said William Nichols at ye time of Ensealing and 
Delivering of theses presents was the true Sole and LawfuU 
Oner of all and Every of ye above hereby Granted and Re- 
leased Lands and premises Goods and Chattels and that he 
had in himself good Eight full power and LawfuU Athority 
to Sell and Dispose of ye Same In Manner As above Said 
and that ye Same and Every part ^thereof Are free from all 
Trouble or Incumberanoes Lastly the Said William Nich- 
els ye Sd Lands tenements and premises with ye Sd Goods 
and Chatties Unto ye Sd Peter, Smith and his Heirs Execu- 
tors Administr^iiors and Assigns Against ye Claims and 
pretences of all persons Shall and Will Warrant and by 
theses presents for Ever Defend In Witness whereof the 



344 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Said William Nidiols and Sarah his Wife have here Unto 
Set their hands and Seals ye Day and Year first Above 
Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Us William Nicolls (S) 

Sarah Clowes her 

Gerh'ds Clowes Saeah : X : Nichols (S) 

Seale & Delivered by Mark 

William Nichols In presence of 

Henry Smith 

William farmer 

Hempstead 21th July 1744 
Queens County Then and there personaly Appeared be- 
fore me Micah Smith Esqr one of his Majestys Justices for 
the Sd County Assigned Gredias Clowes one of ye Witoeses 
to ye Within Written Instrument and Declared on Oath 
that he Saw yt Within Mentioned Sarah Nicols Sign Seal 
and Deliver ye Same as her Volantary act and Deed 

Micah Smith 

Hempstead December 1744 
Queens County Then and their personally appeared be- 
fore me Micah Smith Esqr one of his Majestys Justices for 
sd County Assigned Henry Smith one of ye Witnesses to 
ye within Written Instrument and Declared on Oath that 
he Saw ye within mentioned William nicols sign Seal and 
Deliver ye Same as his Volantary act and Deed 

Micah Smith 
Page 169. 

To all Christian people to whome theses presents Shall 
Come Know yea that Benjamin Wiggins of Jemacai in 
Queens County on Nassaw Island and province of New 
York Yeaman & Kachel his Wife for and in Consideration 
of the Sum of forty-two pounds good andwLawfuU Money 
of the province afore Sd To them in hand paid by Peter 
Smith of flushing in ye County and province afore Said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 345 

Yeaman ye Receipt whereof they Do hereby Acknowledge 
and them Selves their with to be fully Satisfied and Con- 
tented & their of and their from they do Acquit Exonerate 
and Discharge the Said Peter Smith his Heirs Exetrs and 
Admrs for Ever by theses presents Have Given Granted 
Bargained Sold Aliend Conveyed & Confirmed unto ye Said 
Peter Smith Junr and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 
all that farm Scituate Lying & Being in Jemacai af. sd 
on ye Little Plains Which is Bounded East by John 
Doughtys Land South as ye ffence now Stands And West 
as- ye ii'ence Stands and North by the Country Road that 
Leads from Jemacai to ye Great plains Containing fifteen 
Acres be ye Same more or Less Togather with all and 
Singular the Improvements ffencing ffences trees timber 
wood under woods Houses and out Houses Barns Stables 
Orchards Priviledges Commodities Advantages Easments 
Immunities Heriditiments & Appertenances Whatsoever 
Belonging or any Ways Appertaining theirunto With all 
the Right title Interest property Claim & Demand What- 
soever of them the sd Benjamin Wiggins and Rachel his 
Wife of in or to ye premises or any part or parcel thereof 
To have and To Hold the Sd House and Land above Men- 
tioned to be Granted and Sold & Singular the premises 
Heriditements And Appertenances Above Mentioned to 
him ye Sd Peter Smith his Heirs and Assigns to his and 
their only proper Use Benifit and behoof for Ever and the 
Sd Benjamin Wiggins and Rachel his Wife for them Selves 
their Heirs Extors and Admrs Do Covenant promise and 
grant to and with ye sd Peter Smith his Heirs and Assigns 
that Before the Ensealing hereof they are ye true Sole and 
Lawfull owners of all and Singular ye above Bargained and 
are Lawfully Seized and possese-d of ye same in their own 

Page 170. 

proper Right and have in them Selves full power and 
Lawfull and Absolute Athority to Bargain Sell Con- 
vey & Confirm & ye sd Bargained premises in manner 



346 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Above Sd and that ye Sd Peter Smith his Heirs and As- 
signs Shall and may from time to time and att all times for 
Ever here after peacably & Quietly have hold Use Occupy 
Possess and Enjoy all and Singular the premises Above 
Mentioned free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited 
and Exonerated Discharged of and from all and all Manner 
of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Entails Judgments Executions & Incumberances 
Whatsoever and ye Sd Benjamin & Rachel his Wife -Do 
further Covenant & Bind them Selves & their Exetors and 
Admrs firmly by theses Presents The Sd Peter Smith his 
Heirs and Assigns in, peacable and quiet possession of all 
and Singular the premises Against the Just and Lawful! 
Claim or Demand of any person or persons Whatsoever to 
Warrant and Defend by theses presents In Wittness here- 
of Wee have hereunto Sett our hands and Seals this Seven- 
teen Day of Aprill Annoque Dom : one thousand Seven 
Hundread & forty four 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Benj'a Wiggins (S) 

In presence of her 

Jacob Doughty Rachel : X : Wiggins (S) 
Augustus Oldfeild Mark 

Hempstead July 21th 1744 

Queens County then personally Appeared before me 
Micah Smith Esqr one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace 
for ye Sd County Assigned Jacob Doughty One of ye Wit- 
nesses to ye Within Written Instrument and Declared on 
oath that he Saw ye Within Named Benjamin Wiggins and 
Rachel his Wife Sign Seal and Deliver ye same as his Vol- 
antary Act and Deed 

MicAH Smith 

Entered and Compared with ye original by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 



hempstead town eecobds. 347 

Page 171. 

By the Bequest of John Dingey and Benjamin Seamans, 
and ye Consent of ye Neighbours in Generall We have 
Surveyed and Laid out A Certain High Way Beginning 
at ye Great Plains Commonly Know by ye Name of 
Dingeys South path Begining Att White Oak tree and 
Extending four Eods Westerly, and Soe by Marked trees 
the Same Wedth A Cross ye Bruahe plains, and So ou by 
ye Land John Dingey on ye Bight hand and ■ partly by ye 
land of Silas titas and partly by ye Land of ye afore Said 
John Dingey on ye Left to a Certain pond known by the 
Name of ye Great pond Lying Near ye afore Named Benj : 
Seamans House In Wittness we have here Unto Sett onr 
hands this Ninth Day of March anno Domini one thousand 
Seven Hundread forty four five 1744-5 

Joseph Mott 
SoLOMAN Seamans 

Att the Bequest of Bichard Post and William titas We 
' have Serveyed and Laid out A Certain High Way Begining 
Att A Boad that Leads from Westbury to Wlieatly att ye 
Divition Line, Euning by said Line untill itt Meets ye 
Boad that Leads from William Loynes to Whektly two 
Eods Wide As Witness Our hands this Ninth of March 
Anno Domini 1744-5 

Joseph Mott 
SoLOMAN Seamans 

Att the Bequest of William Loyns and Nathaniel Sea- 
mans Jur We have Serveyed im(i Laid Out A Certain High 
Way Begining at ye plains Near the Said Nathaniel Sea- 
mans before Mentioned and Biming as ye Boad Lyes by 
Marked trees Along ye Hollow or Valey that is known by 
ye Name of Metenicock Hollow till itt meets ye Divition 
Line four Eods Wide, Also a High Way Leading from ye 
afore Said High Way on ye East Side of William Titas 
timber Land to Nathaniel Seamans Jun Land and So a 
Cross ye South End of sd Nathaniel Seamans Land to Sam: 



348 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

Seamans Land this Last High Way Appearing to -us to be 
more Commodias then one that was formerly perposed By ye 
Division Line by agreement Between ye before Mentioned 
Nat Seamans and Sam: Seamans ye Said High Way to be 
one Eod and a half Wide as Witness our hands this Ninth 
of March 1744-5 

Joseph Mott 
SoLOMAN Seamans 

Entered and Compared with ye Original by 

MiCAH Smith 

Page 172. 

This Indenture Made this Twentyeth Day of August in 
ye Year of our lord Christ Seventeen Hundread and thirty 
one Between John Minthorne of Hempstead in Queens 
County on Long Island in ye Province of New York Yea- 
man of ye one parte and Samuel Barker of ye Same place 
Yeaman of ye other parte Witnesseth that ye Said John 
Minthorne for and in Consideration of A Certain Sum of 
Money to him in hand paid att or before the Ensealing 
hereof the Receipt Where of he doth Acknowledge and him 
self theirwith fully Satisfied and Contented and paid and 
thereof and theirfrom and from Every part and percell 
theirof Doth by theses presents for Ever Acquit Exonerate 
and Discharge ye Sd Samuel Barker his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever and Doth by theses presents freely and fully and 
Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien infeeof Assure 
and Confirm unto the Said Samuel Barker his Heirs and 
Assigns forever all my Right title Claim and Demand to 
any Lands Either Laid out or may here after be laid out on 
ye Right of Richard' Minthorne Deseased in ye township of 
Hempstead or Else Where in Americai to Have and to 
Hold ye Said Granted and Bargained premises to gather 
with the appertenances j)riveledges and Commoditys to ye 
same belonging or in any Wise appertaining Unto ye Said 
Samuel Barker his Heirs and Assigns for ever and furbher 
I ye Said John Minthorne for me my heirs ■ Executors and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 349 

admrs Do Covenant promise and Grant to and With ye 
Said Samuel Barker his Heirs Exetors and Admrs and As- 
signs that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true and 
Sole and Lawful! Oner of ye Above Bargained premises 
and am Lawfully Seized of ye Same in fee and that ye Sd 
Samuel Barker his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from 
time to time and at all times for Ever hereafter by virtue of 
theses presents Lawfully peaoably and Quietly Injoy ye 
Same free and Clear of all incumberances Whatsoever and 
Lastly I ye Said John Minthorne Do Bind my Self my 
Heirs and Exetors and Admrs firmly by theses presents to 
Warrant & Defend ye Said Samuel Barker his heirs and 
Assigns in Quiet possestion of ye Said Bargained premises 
from all Manner of persons Claiming from by or Under me 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and fixt 
my Seal the Day and Year Above. Written 

Page 173. 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of John Minthorne (S) 

EicHAED Ellison 

Daniel Denton 

October ye -22 1744 
Queens County then personally the Within Named Bich- 
ard Blhson one of ye Witnesses to this Within Written In- 
strument Came before Me Micah Smith one of his Majesties 
Justices of ye peace for Sd County and Did Declare on ye 
holy Avangelist that he See the Within Named John Min- 
thorne Execute this Within Instrument to be his Volantary 
Act and Deed and at ye Same time Daniel Denton Signed, 
the other Witness 

Micah Smith 

To all Christien people before whome theses presents 
Shall Come Richard Cornell of Rockaway on Long Island 
in Queens County in ye province of new York Sendeth 
Greeting Know Yea that for and in Consideration of ye 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

full and Just Sum of two Hundread Pounds good Lawful! 
Money of New York to me in hand Already paid by John 
Sands formerly of Block Island and now Inhabitant Att 
Cowneck Whereof aud where with I Doe Acknowledge my 
Self fully paid and Contented and Doe by theses presents 
Acquit and Discharge Sd Sands his Heirs Exetors- & admrs 
theirfrom and Every part and percell thereof or thereunto 
Bslongiug having Given Granted Bargained Sold Enfeeof- 
ed and Confirmed Unto Sd Sands his heirs Extors Admrs 
and Assigns for Ever A Certain tract of Land Scituate Ly- 
ing and being on ye above Sd Cowneck the Scituation and 
Bounders being att Large Contained In a Patent Signed 
and Confirmed by Thomas Dongon Govener baring Date 
the :25: Day November 1686 as also ye Servey and Draught 
of Sd Land being Laid Down and Drafted by Phillip Wells 
by order of Said Govenour Dongon baring Date ye 18th 
Day of October 1686 the above said Lands together with 
all the Libertys priviledges and appertenances theirunto 
belonging theirin theiron or theirfrom Arising According 
to sd patent and Draft to be for Ever Hereafter the true 

Page 174. 

Eight and proper Inheritance of him ye sd Sands his Heirs 
Executors Admrs or assigns To have and to Hold and 
Quietly Use possess and Enjoy without ye least Lett Hen- 
dreuce or Molestation from by or Under mee or any per- 
son or persons What Soever having Claiming or pretending 
Any Bight title or Interest to any part or percell of tlie 
above Granted premises having in my Self full power and 
Lawfull Athority ye Same to Convey and Insure it being 
free from all and all Manner of former gifts grants Bargains 
Sales Intails Comparts Incumberances of what Nature or 
kind Soever had or Commited by Mee Whereby Said Sands 
his Heirs or Assigns Shall or May be molested Everted or 
Ezected out of ye quiet Possestion of the Same and further 
Doe for my Self my Heirs Exetors and Assigns Covenant 
Grant promise to and with Said Sands his Heirs Exetors 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 351 

Admrs and Assigns to Warrant & Defend ye Above Grant- 
ed : In Witness my Confirmatioa of ye Above Written Sd 
Cornell and Ms Wife have hereunto Seb their hands and 
fixed their Seals this 25 of December 1691 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Us Eighard Cornell (S), 

Jonathan Whitehead her 

■John Cornell Elisabeth :X: Cornell (S) 

John T Wolley Mark 

Decem'r ye 25th 1695 then Appeared Mr Richard Cor- 
nell and Elizabeth his Wife and did Acknowledge ye within 
Deed of Sale to be their Volantary Act and Deed as Ac- 
knowledged before Me 

Tho : Hicks Judge 
Entered and Compared with ye Original by 

•MiCAH Smith Clerk 

Page 175. 

To all Christian people to whome this present Writting 
Shall Come Greeting Know Yee that I Benjamin Seamans 
of Oysterby in Queens County on Nassaw Island for and In 
Consideration of Seven Pounds of LawfuU Money of new 
York him in Hand paid by Jerimiah Williams of Hemp- 
stead in je CoUnty afore Sd ye Receipt whereof ye Sd 
Benjamin Seamans Doth Acknowledge and him Self their 
With fully Satisfied Contented and paid and their of and 
their from and of and from Every parte and percell theirof 
for him self his Heirs Exetors Admrs and Every of them 
Doth Release Acquit & Discharge him ye Sd Jerimiah 
Williams his Heirs Exetors Admrs and Every of them for 
Ever by theses presents and for other Good Causes and 
Considerations him ye Sd Benjamin Seamans Especially 
Moving he ye Said Benjamin Seamans for ye Consideration 
Afore Sd hath Given Granted Alienated Assigned Assured 
Sold and Confirmed and by theses piesents Hath Given 
Granted Allianated Assigned Assured Sold and Confirmed 



352 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Unto him ye sd Jeremiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever all that one peice of Land Lying and being Scitii- 
ate one ye West Side of a place Called Hempstead Har- 
bour Begining att a White Wood tree Called Jonathan 
Smith his North East Corner tree, Euning South 22 East 
forty two Eods thence Easterly twelve Rods thence 
Northerly about forty Eods thence Westerly About two 
het. the place of Begining Togather with one other peice of 
Land Begining att ye Southwest Corner of ye feild where 
Jerimiah Williams his Orchard Stands Eanging East 35 " 
No Sixteen Eods thence No 22 West Sixteen Eods thencB 
North 48 Eods West twenty four Eods thence North 
twenty two West about thirty four Eods thence West 
to Jonathan Smith his Line or to ye High Way thence 
southerly Joyning to ye Sd Line or High Way About 
Seventy four Eods where itt first began To gather with 
all and Singular feilds fencing Stuff timber Woods and 
under Woods With all other the premises with there and 
Every of their Heridetements and Appertenances and part 
and parcell theirof To have and Hold all and Singular ye 
Sd Land and premises with ye Appertenances theirof Unto 
ye Sole and only Use Benifit and Behoofe of him ye Sd 
Jeremiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns and ye Said Ben- 

Page 176. 

jamin Seamans Doth declare that att ye time of ye Enseal- 
ing and Delivery hereof he ye Said Benjamin Seamans is 
ye true Sole and Lawfull oner of all ye Above Mentioned 
Lands and Stands Lawfully Seized theirof in his proper 
Eight as a perfect good and Absolute Estate of Inheritance 
In fee Simple having in them selves Good Eight and Law- 
full Athority to Sell ye Same in form and Manner as Above 
Sd and that itt shall and May be Lawfull to and for him ye 
Sd Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns for Ever peac- 
ably Quietly To Have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy 
all and Singular the above Sd Lands with the Appertenan- 
ces thereof freely and Clearly Acquited and Discharged of 



HEMPSTEAt) TOWN EECOEDS. 368 

and from all Incumberances and Conveniances whatsoever 
had made Moved Committed Done or Suffered to be Done 
at any time or times before ye Ensealing hereof & ye sd 
Benjamin Seamans Doth further Covenant promise Bind ct 
Oblige him self his Heirs Extors Admrs and Every of them 
to Warrant all ye Above premises Unto ye sd Jerimiah 
Williams his Heirs and Assigns and for Ever by theses 
presents well and truly to Defend In Witness hereof ye sd 
Benjamin Seamans hath here Unto Set his hand and Seal 
the twenty Day of May In ye Year of our Lord 1720 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Benjamin. Seamans (8) 

EoBEKT Dingey 

Alexandeb Youngs 

Memorandom that on ye fifth Day of ye twelfth Month 
Called february Seventeen Hundread and twenty two then 
Came the Within Named Benjamin Seamans before Me 
Timothy Bagley Esqr one of his Majestys Jus't of ye peace 
for Queens County and Did Acknowledge this within Writ- 
ten Deed to be his Bail Act and Volautary Deed 

TiM': Bagley 
Page 177. , 

To all Christion people to whome theses presents shall 
Come or any wise appertain Greeting Know Yea that 
Whereas John Robinson Late of Hempstead Some Years 
past had Given and Granted Unto him the Stream of Water 
that Leadeth Down to ye head of Hempstead Harbour by 
ye Town Inhabitants & freeholders of ye Sd Township of 
Hempstead to Build and Sett up a Grist Mill and ye Sd 
John Eobinson Builded A Grist Mill upon ye Sd Stream 
and ye sd John Robinson and Joseph Robinson & John 
Robinson Jur Sons to ye Said John Robinson having by 
their Deed of Sale Under their hands and Seals bearing 
Date the Second Day of May in je Year of our Lord one, 
thousand Seven Hundread and Nine Sold and Conveyed 



354 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

the Sd Mill and all and Singuler the Appertenances Unto 
Charles Mott of Hempstead in Queen County on Nassaw 
Island Yeaman As by the Said Deed of Sale Eeferance 
there unto being had Doth and may more Largely Appear, 
Now know Tee that ye Said Charles Mott for and in ye 
Consideration of ye Sum of one Hundread & twenty 
Pounds of Currant Money of New York to him in hand 
paid before ye Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents 
by Jerimiah Williams of New York the Eeceipt whereof & 
of Every part and percell he Doth hereby Acknowledge 
and himself to be their with fully Satisfied Contented & 
paid and theirof and of Every part and perceU Doth Ex- 
onerate and Acquit & Discharge him ye said Jerimiah 
Williams his Heirs Extors Administrators and Every of 
for ever by theses presents Hath given granted bargained 
Sold Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses pres- 
ents Doth Give Grant Bargain Alien Convey and Confirm 
Unto the Said Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns 
forever all that of ye Above Said Grist mill with ye Dam 
and ye Stream above Said as it Granted Unto ye S'aid John 
Robinson afore sd by ye freeholders of sd Town and as it 
stands Recorded in ye Records in ye Said town of Hemp- 
stead Referance their unto being had Doth and may more 
fully Appear togather with ye Iron Crow and all other ye 
Instruments belonging Unto ye Sd mill with all and Singu- 
lar ye priviledges and Appertenances to ye Same belonging 
or in any ways Appertaining with all and Singuler ye Re- 

Page 178. 
vertions and Remainders their of and all ye Estate Right 
title Interest Inheritance property possession Claim and 
Demand what Soever of him ye said Charles of in or to the 
Same and Every part thereof To have and to hold all ye 
above Granted premises with all and Singuler the Appert- 
enances their of unto ye Sd Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and 
Assigns to his and their Sole and proper Use Benifet and 
behoofe from hence forth for Ever and ye Said Charles 
Mott Doth here by Declare that att ye time of ye Enseal- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 356 

ing & Delivery of theses presents he ye Sd Charles Mott 
was ye true Sole and LawfuU oner of ye said Mill and all 
and Singuler ye Appertenances theirof in his own Eight of 
a good perfect and Indefeazable Estate of Inheritance in 
fee Simple having iu my Self full power good Eight and 
LawfuU Athority to Sell and Dispose of ye Same in Man- 
ner as afore Said and that ye Sd Jerimiah Williams his 
Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time and att 
all times forever here after Lawfully peacably and Quietly 
Have hold Occupy possess and Enjoy all ye Above De- 
mised premises With ye Appertenances free and Clear & 
Clearly Acquited and Discharged of & from all & all man- 
ner of former and Other Gifts grants bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Intails forfitures and of and from all Other 
titles troubles Charges and Eiicumberances Whatsoever 
had made Done or Suffered to be Done by ye Sd Charles 
Mott his Heirs or Assigns before ye Ensealing and Deliv- 
ery of theses presents and he ye Said Charles Mott Doth 
hereby Bind and Oblige him self his Heirs Bxtors & Admrs 
to Warrant and Defend ye Sd Jerimiah Williams his Heirs 
and Assigns in ye Quiet possestion of all ye Above Grant- 
ed & Bargained premises against all and all manner of per- 
sons or persons Whatsoever that Shall Lay any Just or 
Lawful! Claim their unto in Witness Whereof the Sd 
Charles Mott hath Hereunto Set his hand and Seal ye Sec- 
ond Day of ye fifth Month July in ye Year of our Lord 
one Thousand Seven hundred & fifteen 

Sealed and Delivered his 

in ye presence of Chables :C: Mott (S) 

ElCHAED COENELL Mark 

Obediah O Vallantine 

William Willis 
Memorandom on ye twenty fourth Day of May 1722 
Then Came before me Isaac Hicks one of his Majestys 
Jus's for Queens County the Within Named Charles Mott 
and Did Acknowledge ye Within Written Deed to be his 
•free Act and Deed Isaac Hicks 



356 hempstead town becoeds. 

Page 179. 

This Indenture Made This Tenth Day of April Anno 
Domini Seventeen Hiindread and thirty three By and be- 
tween Cornelias Vanwick of the Township of Hempstead 
in Queens County & province of New York Yeaman & 
hannah his Wife of ye one part and Richard Mott of the 
Said Township of Hempstead Yeaman of ye Other part 
Witneseth that ye Said Cornelias Vanwick and Hannah his 
Wife for & in Consideration of ye Sum of Eleven hundread 
<L fifty Pounds Currant money of New York to them or one 
of them in hand paid at or before the Ensealing of theses 
presents by Richard Mott afore Named ye Receipt Where- 
of they ye Sd Cornelias & Hannah his Wife Do hereby 
Acknowledge and themselves to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and thereof & therefrom ct of and from 
every part and percell thereof Do by theses presents for 
Ever Acquit Exonerate & Discharge him ye Said Richard 
Mott his Heirs Exetors & Admrs they ye Said Cornelias 
Vanwick and Hannah his Wife Have given Granted Bar- 
gained Sold Allinated Enffeoffed Assured Conveyed & Con- 
firmed and by theses presents Do freely fully & Absolutely 
Give Grant Bargain Sold Alien Enffeofi' Assure Convey and 
Confirm Unto him ye Said Richard Mott his Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever One Certain Messuage and Tract of Land 
Scituate Lying & Being in ye Township of - Hempstead 
Afore Named on ye North Side of ye Plains It being all 
that Messauge & tract of Land on which ye Sd Cornelias 
now Lives (Excepting out of this sale one Hundread Acres 
of Land to be taken oS of ye South Side of this Said farm 
w'ch Sd one Hundread Acres was before ye Ensealing here- 
of Conveyed By ye Sd Cornelias & Hannah to John Hick 
his Heirs and Assigns) the whole farm Containing About 
three hundread and five Acres More or Less & is Butted 
and Bounded In A General way as foUoweth Viz on ye 
East by the High Way and Cornelias Hegermans Land, 
West By Hicks Land South by Lands of John Hicks form- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 357 

erly Joseph Thornes Land, North by Eobert Mitchels Land 
Norwest by Allyns Land Begming & Euning as foUoweth 
(to witt) Begining in the Swamp att the North West Cor- 
ner of John Hickes Land Lately thornes Euning thence 
Along ye Sd Land East and one Degree thirty Minutes 
North 42 Chains to a Stake thence East Seventeen De- 
grees South to ye North East Corner of ye Said John 
Hicks Land 138| Chains Thence North Eleven Degrees 

Page 180. 

and thirty minutes East to a Eed Oak 19 cha : & 6 Links 
from thence about one Chain to a White Oak thence 
Northerly about two^Eods thence West A long the Eoad 
to an Ash Sapling near the Bridge It being Hegermans 
Corner thence North by Hegermans fence as it now 
Stands to ye Corner at a Stake thence by ye fence Esterly 
to Chestnut Sapling thence Northerly to a maple then 
along Hegermans fence to a Black Oak Sapling then West- 
erly to a Maple Sapling thence Northerly Along the 
Swamp to a Eed Oak Sapling About a Eod East of the 
path thence West 2 Degrees thirty Minutes North thirty 
minutes sixty Seven Chains to ye South West Corner of 
Michells Land thence Northerly by ye fence to ye Gate 
thence by Allyns Land South thirty five Degrees West 15 
Chains to ye Brook thence Along ye Sd Brook to ye place 
wee first Begun att togather with all ye priviledges Ap- 
pertenanees Conveniances and Commoditys to ye Sd Mes- 
suage and Tract of Land or in Any Wise Apperteining 
Known taken or reputed to be part or percell and Member 
theirof and Also one Certain peice of Salt Meadow Lying 
att .Little Neck in ye Township of fflushing in Queens 
County (Always Excepting out of this Sale of Meadow the 
one Equal third part thereof to John Hicks Afore Named) 
ye Sd Meadow being Bounded in a General Way Viz be- 
gining at a Small Chesnut tree Marked .W.W. Standing att 
ye head of a Little Creek thence Euning Along ye Said 
Creek Down to ye Bay so along ye Bay till itt meets a 



358 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Creek that is between this Medow and theodoras Van Wicks 
Meadow So a long ye Said Creek to ye upland thence by 
ye upland till itt Comes to ye Chestnut tree wee first begun 
att Containing ye whole ten Acres be ye same more or less 
To Have and To Hold ye Above Granted Tract of Land and 
ye Above said Peice of Meadow With its Appertenances 
(Under ye Exception & Eevertions Above Unto John 
Hicks Excepted and reserved) and with all Conveniences 
Unto ye Sd Granted & Intended to be hereby Granted with 
ye Eevertions & Eevertions Eemaiuder & Remainders 

Page 181. 

thereof Unto him the Said Eichard Mott to him his Heirs 
& Assigns for Ever to his and their only proper Use beni- 
fet & behoofe forever and ye Sd Cornelias Van Wick and 
Hannah his Wife for themselves their Heirs Extors & 
Admrs & Every of them Do Covenant promise Grant and 
Agree to and With ye Sd Eich'd Mott his Heirs and As- 
signs and Every of them that Immediately before the En- 
sealing of theses presents they are the true Sole and Law- 
full Owners of the Above Granted and Intended to be 
Granted premises and have in them selves Good Eightfull 
power and Lawfull and Just Athority to Give Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Alien Enfeoff Assure Convey and Confirm the 
Same in Manner As above and that the Sd Eichard Mott 
his Heirs & Assigns Shall and May from time to time and 
att all times here after forever by Virtue of theses presents 
Lawfully peasably & Qaietly have hold Use Occupy pos- 
sess and Enjoy ye Same free and Clear & freely and Clear- 
ly (Except as before Excepted and Reserved) Acquited Ex- 
onerated and Discharged of and from all and Every Other 
former Gift Grant Bargain Sale Mortgage Lease Will Dow- 
rie Entail Judgment Execution Incumberance or trouble 
What Soever, and ye Sd Cornelias Van Wick Dotb further 
Covenant and Bind himself his Heirs Exetors & Admrs & 
Every of them by tbeses presents to Warrant and Defend 
ye Above Granted premises and Every part thereof unto 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 359 

him ye Sd. Eichard Mott his Heirs and Assigns, Agaiast ye 
Just and Lawfull Claim or Claims of any person or persons 
Whatsoever In Wittness Whereof the said Cornelias Van 
Wick and Hannah his Wife have hereunto Set their Hands 
and Seals the Day and Year Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Cobnelias Van Wick (S) 
Wm. Buech The Mark of 

Joseph Williams Hannah :X: Vanwick (S) 

Memo'd : Agust ye 22 anno 1734 
Then Appeared before Me Isaac Hicks Bsqr Judge of ye 
Court of Common for Queens the within Named William 
Burch one of ye evidences to ye Within Written Deed and 
being Sworn on ye holy avangelist Maketh Oath that he 
Saw ye Within Named Cornelias VanWick and Hannah his 
Wife Execute ye Within Written Deed as there free and 
Volantary Deed & that in presence of him & Joseph Wil- 
liams Whom he Saw Sign as Bvedence With him to ye Sd 
Deed and I allow this to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 
Page 182. 

Articles of Agreement Indented Made Concluded agreed 
Upon by and Between John Sands and his Brother Ed- 
ward Sands both of Hempstead Township in Queens Coun- 
ty on ye Island of Nassaw in ye province of New York Yea- 
man Witnesseth that whereas ye Above Named John 
Sands and his Brother Edward Haveing upon or About ye 
Day of february anno Domi'i 1734-5 Purchased of their 
Brother Nathaniel Sands of the Township of Hempstead 
Afore Said Yeaman A Certain Farm or Tract Land & Mea- 
dow With ye Edifices Buildings and Improvements theiron 
and ye Apertenances thereunto belonging as by a Deed of 
Conveyance Under the Hand and Seal of ye Sd Nathaniel 
Sands is fully Set forth which Said farm being Scituate 



360 ' HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Upon Cowneck So Called Within ye Pattent & township 
of Hempstead afore Said was upon or about ye 30th of Oc- 
tober Last past Surveyed Viz All ye Upland which Con- 
tained in Quantity as ye Survey Sets forth five Hundread 
& thirteen Acres after Allowance made for Highways and 
ye Sd Lands was by ye Joynt Consent of ye above Said 
John Sands and Edward Divided as followeth Viz to begin 
at a Certain Spring or Watering place at ye head of a Cer- 
tain peice of Sedgey Meadow Southward of ye Dwelling 
House thence Crossing ye high way to a Round hole in ye 
Ground be ye fence Side thence to extend South 72° De- 
grees Easterly twenty Eight Rods thence on a Streight 
line to ye South Westermost Corner of Sam : Sandes on a 
Hill near a Large Whiteoak tree Which Said Line they 
have Mutually agreed that ye Same Shall be and Remain 
ye Line of partition between ye two tracts of Land for ever 
but whereas ye tract of Land Lying on ye north side of ihe 
Said partition Line is Sixteen Acres Less in Quanty then 
ye Southermost tract their is Eight Acres of Wood Land 
Within ye Southermost Tract Joyning to Sam'll Sandes 
fence being forty Rods in Length and 32 rods in breadth 
to be and belong to ye northermost tract to Render Each 
Part Equall in Quantity and they have likewise Mutually 
Agreed that ye Tract of Land Lying Northerd of ye Affore 
Said partition Line shall be ye part au'l proparty of ye 
above Said John Sands ct also ye afore Said Eight Acres, 
and je tract of Land lying Southerd of ye aforesaid parti- 
tion Line Excepting ye Sd Eight Acres is to be ye part 
and property of ye above Said Edward Who Doth hereby 
for himself his Heirs Extors & admi'st Remise Release Dis- 

Paoe 183. 

charge And forever Quit Claim to Any Right Title Inter- 
est or property Which he now hath or which any Other 
Either of his Heirs Extors or Admrs may hereafter have of 
to or in ye above Mentioned Eight. Acres of Wood liand 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 361 

Withiii ye Southermost Tract aad Also ye Whole Ti-act of 
Land Lying Northward of ye Affore Said partition Line 
And to ye house Barn Orchard fences Timber Herbage 
pastures and Whatsoever Else in Standing lying or Grow- 
ing thereon or anj' Ways Appertaing to ye Same To him ye 
above Named John Sands to his Heirs Extors Admrs And 
Assigns ffor ever and -ye above Named John Sand Doth 
Hereby for himself his Heirs Extors and Admrs Remise 
Release and Discharge & forever Quit Claim to any Right 
title Interest property Claim and Demand which he ye Said 
John Sands now hath or which Any or Either of his Heirs 
Extors or Admrs Might hereafter have of in or Unto ye 
above mentioned Tract of Land Lying Southerd of ye Afore 
Said, partition Line Excepting ye above Mentioned Eight 
Acres as Above Excepted Togather With all ye Harbage 
Grass pastures ffences Timber and all ye Improvements 
being of What nature or Kind Soever To him ye Sd Edward 
Sands & to his Heirs Extors admrs or Assigns forever and 
they Have further Mutually Agreed That all ye Meadows 
Creeks Creek thach and Beaches purchased as above Men- 
tioned and not being as Yet Devided Shall be by ye Sd 
John Sands & Edward Sands their Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever As Tenants in Common in the premises be possessed 
and Enjoyed Without Lett Hendrance or Denyal of Each 
Other and no Advantage shall be taken of Survivorship 
and that ye said Edward Sands shall have free Liberty to 
pass & Rejjass to & from ye Sd Meadows & to Cart his 
Hay Through ye Said John Sandaes Land Where itt may 
Best suit Both partys and Doe Least harm ye Sd priviledge 
to be and to Remain to him his Heirs and Assigns, is in 
Like manner to Have free Liberty to pass ct Repass, 
through ye Said Edward Sands Lands to the afore said 
Eight Acres & thence to Cait his Timber or other things as 
it may best Suit With their Conveniauces In Witness 
Whereof as a farther Confirmation of What is above written 
ye partys to theses presents Have Interchangably Sett 
their Hands & fixed their Seals to two Instruments Both 



362 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

of ye Same tenure & Date this 18th Day -of february 
AnnoqE Domini 1735-6 
Sealed and Delivered 

In ye presence of John Sands (S) 

EiCHARD ThorN Edward Sands (S) 

Wm. Moyles 

Page 184. . 

To all Christion people to whom this present writting 
shall Come Greeting, Know yea that I Charles Mott of ye 
Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island Yeaman, for and in ye Consideration of ye full and 

Just sum of LawfuU Money of New York unto me 

in hand well and truly paid by Jeremiah Williams of ye 
same township and County and Island above Said att and 
before ye Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents ye 
Eeceipt where of to full Content and Satisfaction of ye Sd 
Charles Mott Doe by theses presents Aknowledge and my 
Self therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid & thereof 
& of Every and percel thereof for myself my Heirs Extrs 
Admrs and Every of them Do by theses presents Aquit 
Exonerate and fully Discharge him ye Sd Jeremiah Wil- 
liams his Heirs Extors Admrs & Every of them for Ever by 
theses presents & for other Good Causes and Considera- 
tions Me ye Said Charles Mott Especially Moving lye Said 
Charles Mott Do Give Grant Bargain Alinate Enfeof As- 
sign Assure Sell and Confirm uuto him ye Said Jeremiah 
Williams his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all that of one 
peice of Land Lying and Being Near ye head of Hempstead 
Harbour on ye West Side Containing in Quantity halfe and 
Acre Being Bounded on ye West Side by ye High Way or 
Eoad and on ye East by ye Land of him ye said Jeremiah 
Williams and on ye South or Southerly as far as the South 
end Most part of ye Now Dwelling House of him ye Said 
Jeremiah Williams & So to Extend Northwardly Untill itt 
shall make Up ye full Quantity of Half an Acre of Land 
togather With all ye profits Commoditys heriditments and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 363 

appertenances in & unto ye Same belonging and Every part 
and percell thereof to Have and to Hold all and Singular 
tlie above Said half Acre of Land and premises with all ye 
appertenances their of unto ye sole and only Use benefit 
and behoof of him ye Said Jeremiah Williams his Heirs 
and Assigns for Ever and I ye Said Charles Mott Do De- 
clare that att and before ye Ensealing here I am ye true 
Sole and Lawfull owner of all ye Afore Said Bar- 
gained premises and stand Lawfully Seized there of 
In My own proper Eight of a perfect good and Absolute an 
Estate of loheritance in fee simple Having in ray self 
Good Eight full power and Lawfull athorityto grant bargain 
and sell ye same in Manner and form as bove said and that 
itt shall and may be lawfull to and for him ye said Jere- 
miah Williams his Heirs and Assigns for Ever hereby 
Virtue of theses presents peacably and Quietly to have hold 
Use Occupy possess and Enjoy all the afore Said Granted 
premises With ye appertenances Thereof free and Clearly 

Page 185. 
Aquited and Discharged from all Incumberances and Con- 
veyances whatsoever had Made Moved Committed Done or 
Suffered to be Done by him ye said Charles Mott his Extors 
Admrs or Any other person or persons att any time or 
times before ye Ensealing and Delivery hereof and I ye 
said Charles Mott Doth further by theses presents Cove- 
nant promise bind and Oblige him self his Heirs Extors 
Admrs and Every of them to Warrant all ye Above Said 
Bargained Premises Unto ye said Jeremiah Williams his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever and forever by theses presents 
weell and truly to Defend iu Witness hereof ye Said 
Charles Mott hath hereunto Sett his Hand and Affixed his 
Seal this fifteenth Day of April and In ye Year of our Lord 
on Thousand seven Hundread and twenty Eight. 
Sealed and Delivered his 

In ye presence of Us Chaeles :C: Mott (S) 

John Eoe Mark 

EiCHAED Post Jur 



364 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Memorandani that on ye 14th Day of may annoge Dom- 
ini 1744 then Eichard Post one of ye Witnesses To ye 
Within Came personally Before Me David Seamans Bsqr 
one of ye Judges of ye Court of Common pleas for Queens 
County Assigned And on his Solomn Affirmation Declared 
that he Saw the Within Grantor Charles Mott Execute the 
Within Deed of Sale which having Examined and finding 
No Enterlinations or Eaisors I Allow ye Same to be Ee- 
corded 

David Seaman 

Page 186. 

To All Christian People to whom theses Shall Come or in 
Any Wise Consern Jonathan Smith Black of Hempstead in 
Queens County on Nassaw Island Yeaman Sends Greetting 
Know yea that ye Said Jonathan Smith for & in ye Con- 
sideration of ye Sum of one pound of good and Lawfull 
Money of New York to him in hand well and truly paid by 
Jeremiah Williams of ye Town County and Island afore sd 
Marchant ye Eeceipt whereof to full Content & Satisfaction 
he ye sd Jonathan Smith doth Acknowledge & himself to be 
theirwith fully Satisfied Contented and paid & their of & of 
every part & percel their of Doth acquit Exonerate and 
fully Discharge him ye sd Jeremiah Williams his Heirs 
Extors Admrs and Assigns it Every of them for Ever by 
theses presents and for Divers Other good Causes & Con- 
siderations him hereunto Moving hath given granted bar- 
gained sold iUienated Enfeofed & Conveyed & Confirmed 
& by theses presents Doth fully frely Clearly & Absolutely 
give grant bargain Sell Allien Enfeoff Convey & Confirm 
Unto ye Said Jeremiah Williams and to his Heirs and As- 
signs forever all that of a small peice of Land Containing 
nine Eods Square Beginiug at a Stake that Stands North- 
east of ye northeast Corner of ye northermost Leanter of ye 
sd Jeremiah Williams his Barn ct Euning Westward one 
Eod & a half northwest of ye sd Leantoe of his Said Barn 
Nine Eods & from thence Southwardly Nine Eods & from 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 365 

thence East Nine Eods and from thence Northward by ye 
high Way Nine Eods to ye Stake first mentioned Contain- 
ing half an Acre and one Rod of Ground, Scituate Lying 
and being near ye Dwelling House of ye Sd Jeremiah Wil- 
liams, att Hempstead Harbour being Bounded on ye East 
by ye High way and on ye north south and West by ye 
Land of Said Jonathan Smith, To Gather w'th all ye Rights 
libertys profits priviledges Commoditys and appertenances 
as in any kind Appertain thereunto With the Reversions 
& Remainders thereof and all ye Estate Right title Interest 
property and possession Claim & Demand What Soever of 
him ye sd Jonathan Smith, of in and to ye Same and Every 
part thereof To have and to hold ye above Granted prem- 
ises and Every part and percell thereof Unto ye Said Jere- 
miah Williams his Heirs and Assigns To his and their own 
Sole and proper Use benefit and behoof from hence forth 
and for Ever and ye Sd Jonathan Doth further declare that 
att ye time of ye Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents 

Page 187. 

he is ye true Sole and Lawfull Owner of all ye Afore Bar- 
gained premises and Stood Lawfully & possessed thereof in 
his own Right of a good perfect & InDefeazable Estate of 
Inheritance in fee Simple having in himself full power good 
Right and Lawfull Athority to Sell and Dispose of ye same 
in fee simple and in Manner As afore Said and that ye Said 
Jeremiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns shall and ma^^ 
henceforth and for Ever Lawfully peacably & Quietly have 
hold use Occupy possess and Enjoy the above Granted 
premises free & Clear & Clearly Acquited & Discharged of 
and from all and all Manner of former & Other guifts grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Joynters Dowers Judg- 
ments Executions Entails forfitures and of and from all 
Other Titles troubles Charges & Incumberances whatso- 
ever, had made Done or Suffered to be Done by ye Said 
Jonathan Smith his Heirs and assigns att any or times 
before ye Ensealing and Delivery hereof and further the 



366 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

said Jonathan Smith Doth hereby Covenant promise Bind 
and oblige himself his Heirs Executors Admrs and Every 
of them from hence forth and for Ever hereafter to Warrant 
and Defend ye sd Jeremiah AVilliams his Heirs and Assigns 
in ye Quiet & peacable possession of all ye above Granted 
peice of Land with ye Appertenances thereof Against _ye 
Lawfnll Claims of all and Every other person and persons 
"Whomsoever In Witness whereof ye said Jonathan Smith 
Hath here Unto set his hand and fixed his Seal the Six- 
teenth Day of ye third month may In ye Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven Hundread and twenty 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Jonathan Smith (S) 

Jonah Denton 
William Willis 

his 
Obediah :0: Vallantine 
Mark 

Memorandom that on ye 30th Day of march 1744 
Then Came Samuel Willis before me David Seamans one of 
ye Judges of ye^ pleas for Queens County Assigned and 
Solomnly Declared that he is fully Acquainted with Wil- 
liam Willis hand Writting and Veryly believes that William 
Willis his Name Within Mentioned (as a Witness) was 
Wrote by his own hand and he further Saith that he Verily 
beleaves that Jonathan Smiths name Written as ye Grantor 
to this Deed was Wrote by his own hand for According to 
ye Best of his Memory itt Eepresents his hand Writting in 
other places Which having Examined and finding no Inter- 
linations or Easure Except ye Last word in ye Sixth line I 
allow it to be Recorded 

David Seamajss 
Entered and Compared by 

MicAH Smith Clerk 



hempstead town eecords. 367 

Page 188. 

This Indenture Made this Tenth Day of • September In 
ye Year of onr Lord Christ Seventeen hundread and forty 
one By and Between Adaxn Mott of ye Township of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County in New York province Yeaman & 
Elisabeth his Wife of ye one part and Richard Mqtt of ye 
City of New York, Bolter, of ye Other part Witiiesseth that 
he ye Sd Adam Mott and Elisabeth his Wife for and in 
Consideration of ye Sum of three hundread and Sixty 
Pounds New York Monej^ to them in hand paid before ye 
Ensealing here of by ye Afore Named Richard Mott Re- 
ceipt where of ye Sd Adam Mott & Elisabeth his Wife Do 
by theses presents Acknowledge and them selves to be 
their With, fully Satisfied and Contented and theirof and 
theirfrom and of and from Every part and percell theirof 
by theses presents Do forever Acquit Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him the sd Richard Mott his Heirs Executors and 
Administrators Have Given Granted Bargained Sold AUin- 
ated Enfeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
theses presents Do freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant 
Bargain Sell Allien Enfeoff Assure Convey and Confirm 
Unto him ye sd Richard Mott his Heirs and Assigns, All 
that one Certain Messuage Farm and Plantation of theirs 
Scituate Lying and Being Near ye head of Cow Neck in ye 
Afore Named townbhip of Hempstead which Said planta- 
tion is Bounded Northerly by Cow Neck fence Westerly 
by ye high Way that Leads from Cow Neck to the plains 
and Southerly by Bedells Land and Easterly by or Near ye 
High Way that is on ye West Side of ye Swamp that 
Thomas Pearsalls Mill Stands on And Begins att a Black 
Oak Saplin Marked Standing by ye high Way, thence Run- 
ing by Tho : Bedells Land North Eighty five Degrees East 
one hundread and twenty one Rods, Thence North ten De- 
grees and a half West Sixteen Rods, thence North twenty 
Seven Degrees and a half West fifty two Rods, thence 
North Seventeen Degrees West twenty four Rods, thence 



368 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Nortli' twenty Six Degrees and a half West twenty Eight 
Eod by ye high way from ye plains to ye Mill thence 
North three Degrees and a half West Sixteen Eods, thence 
North forty five Degrees and a half West twenty four Eods, 
thence by pearsalls Land or Swamp ten Eods, thence North 
Eighteen Degrees and a half West twenty Six Eods & 
Eight Links to a White Wood tree Blown np by ye Eoots, 
thence by Cow Neck fence South Seventy Eight Degrees 
West one hundread and three Eods to A Eed Oak tree 
Marked, thence by ye high way from ye head of Cow Neck 
towards ye plains South three and a half Degrees West 
twenty one Eods, thence South Sixteen Degrees East twen- 
ty nine Eods, thence South Eight Degrees and a half East 
forty for Eods, thence South twenty Eight Degrees Sixty 
Eods, thence twelve Eods, thence Nine and A half Eods to 
ye Black Oak Sapling Marked att which Wee first began 

Page 189. 

and Containing one hundread twenty two Acres and one 
hundread thirty one Eod Beside ye high Way and half 
An Acre of Land formerly Granted Jerimiah Williams (as 
by a Servey of ye Same said to be made by David. Seamans 
September ye twenty Eight one thousand Seven hundread 
and thirty Eight May More Att Large Appear Eelation to 
ye Same being had) To gather with all ye Houses Barns 
Buildings Orchards, Gardens Woods, Waters, And all and 
Every other priviledges Appertenances Conveniancy and 
Commodity to ye Same belonging Known taken or Eeput- 
ed to be as a part parcell or member of ye Same, To have 
and to hold the Afore Mentioned Bargained & Described 
Messuage Farm and plantation of Land Containing as 
Afore sd One hundread twenty two Acres And one hundread 
thirty one Eods be ye Same more or Less (Besides ye high 
Way and ye half Acre of Land formerly granted to Jeri- 
miah Williams Which Excepted out of ye grant) Together 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 369 

with all Houses, Bams, Buildings, Orchards, Gardens, 
Woods, Waters, and all and every Other priveledges Ap- 
pertenance Conveniancy and Commodity ye Same Belonging 
Known taken or Repiited to be as a part parcell or member 
of ye Same with ye Eeversion and ye Eeversions Eemaind- 
er and Eemainders theirof Unto him the Said Eichard 
Mott his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their only 
proper Use Benifet and behoof for Ever, And the Said 
Adam Mott and Elisabeth for themselves their Heirs Extrs 
& Admrs Do Covenant promise & grant & agree With ye 
Said Eichard Mott his Heirs and Assigns By theses pres- 
ents that they ye sd Adam & Ehsabeth before the Enseal- 
ing hereof Are ye true Sole Owners of ye afore Mentioned 
"knd Bargained premises And that they Are Lawfully Seized 
& possessed of ye Same in their own Eight As a good per- 
fect & Absolute estate of Inheritance in fee Simple And 
that they have in them Selves Good Eight full power and 
LawfuU Athority to Give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Enfeeoff 
Assure Convey and Confirm ye Same in Manner as afore 
Said, and that ye Said Eichard Mott his Heirs and Assigns 
Shall and May by Virtue of theses presents from time to 
time & att all times for Ever here After Lawfully Peacably 
& Quietly Have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy the 
Sd Granted & Bargained premises free aiid Clear And that 
ye sd premises att ye time of Ensealing hereof is free and 
Clear and Stands freely & Clearly Acquited Exonerated & 
Discharged of and from all & Every Other former Guift 
grant Bargain Sale Lease Mortgage Entail Dowry Judg- 
ment Extent Execution Incumberanee or trouble Whatso- 
ever and ye sd Adam Mott Doth further by theses presents 
Covenant & Bind himself his Heirs Extors & Admrs and 
Every of them to Warrant and Defend ye Above Bargained 
and Granted premises and Every part thereof with its 
Appertenances Unto him ye Said Eichard Mott his Heirs 
and Assigns for Ever Against Just and Lawfull Claim or 
Claims of any person or persons Whatsoever In AVitness 
Whereof the sd Adam Mott and Elisabeth his Wife have 



370 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

here Unto Set their hands and Seals ye Day and Year first 
above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Adam Mott (S) 

Wm Bukch her 

Joseph Mott Elisabeth :X: Mott (S) 

mark 

Page 190. 

Memorandom that on ye 30th Day of march 1744 then 
Came Joseph Mott one of ye witnesses to this Within 
Written Deed & personally Appeared before Me David 
Seamans one of ye Judges of ye pleas for Queens County 
Assigned and being Deposed Saith that he Saw Adam Mott 
and his Wife Elisabeth Mott Execute this Deed Volantaryly 
of their own Accord Having Examined and finding no 
Interlinations or Rasors doe Allow itt to be Recorded 

David Seamans 

Entered and Compared with ye original March 27th Day 
1745 by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

This Indenture Made this Twenty Second Day of the 
fourth Month Called June In ye fifteenth Year of our 
Soveraign Lord Gorge the Second King of Great Brittan 
f ranee and Ireland Defender and &c And in ye Year ,of 
Lord Christ Seventeen Hundread and forty one by and 
Between Jerimiah Williams of Harbour In ye Limits of 
Hempstead In Queens County on Nassaw Island, Marchant, 
of ye one party and Thomas Pearsall of Ceder Swamp 
Within ye Bounds of Oysterbay In ye County and Island 
Afore Said, Yeaman, of the other part Witnesseth That 
Whereas ye freeholders & Inhabitants of ye Town of 
Hempstead above Said Did Give and Grant Unto 
John Bobinson &c The Stream of Water at ye head of 
Hempstead Harbour Afore Said for Erecting and Building 
of a Grist Mill Upon ye Said Stream & in persuanee To ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 371 

Said Grant of ye Town of Hempstead ye sd Eobinson Did 
Erect A Grist Mill upon ye sd Stream And In process of 
time ye Said John Eobinson Together With his two Sons 
Joseph Eobinson and John Eobinson Did pass a Deed of 
Conveyance from Under their hands and Seals Unto 
Charles Mott of Hempstead afore Said for ye sd Mill and 
Appertenances as May Appear by ye sd Deed, Bearing 
Date ye Second Day of may In ye Year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven Hundread and Nine Which sd Mill with 
ye Mill Dam and Stream and other appertenances was 
transfered from ye Said Charles Mott Unto ye Above said 
Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns for Ever by one 
Certain Pole Deed Bearing Date ye Second Day of ye fifth 
month, July, In ye Year of our Lord Christ one thousand 
Seven Hundread and fifteen Eelation their Unto being had 
May More att Large Appear and further ye Said Jerimiah 

Page 191. 

Williams hath also purchased Sundry Samll peices of Land 
Lying Ajacint to the Said Mill to ye West Ward theirof 
as may Appear by the Several Eespective Deeds for ye 
Same as foUoweth Viz the first of which is A Deed of Sale 
for two small peices of Land ye one Where his House that 
he Dwelleth Standeth ye other where his Orchard is plant- 
ed and Soe Extendeth Along by ye West Side of ye Mill 
Swamp and Including ye other Dwelling House to ye 
Southwest of ye Mill Dam, and Bounded on ye West by ye 
High Way the limits whereof is Described More att Large 
of Both peices in ye Body of ye Said Deed of Sale from 
Under ye hand and Seal of Benjamin Seamans of West- 
byry Deceased, Bearing Date ye twentyeth Day of May 
1720 ye Quantity of Land in ye Said two peices Is Eecord- 
ed and Set forth att Large in and by Eecords of ye Town 
of Hempstead In ye New Book in page 93 under ye patent 
Eight of one Tho : WalHce, the third Small peice is where 
ye sd Jerimiah Williams Barn Now Standeth Being Nine 
Eods upon Bach Side in a Eight Anguler form Containing 



372 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

half An Acre and one Square Eod as is Described in A 
Deed of Sale from Under ye hand and Seal from Jonathan 
Smith to ye sd Jerimiah Williams, Bearing Date ye Seven- 
teenth Day of ye third month, May, Anno Domini 1720 
The fourth Small peice of Land Lying Near and Ajoyning 
to ye Small peice Wheir his House he Dwells in Including 
his Garden on ye West Side of ye house and So Bounded 
Westardly by ye High Way and East by his Other Land 
and so Extending Northerly Between ye Said Bounds from 
ye South End of ye Garden Northerly so far as to Compre- 
hend half an Acre of Land According as it Was Granted 
to ye Said Jerimiah Williams from Charles Mott By A 
Deed for ye Same Baring Date ye 15th of April 1728, the 
fifth peice of Land was Conveyed to ye sd Jerimiah Wil- 
liams by Joseph Mott of Cow Neck by Deed the 22th of 
April 1732 Limited as foUoweth on ye West by ye High 
Way that Leads from sd Jerimiah Williams his House to 
Cow Neck on ye East by or near to High Water mark on 
ye North by sd Joseph Motts Land and on ye South By 
Jerimiah Williams his own Land, Including Within ye 
Above Mentioned Bounderies four Acres and thirty Six 
Square Rods As ye Quanty Scituation and Limitation 
thereof Is More fully and Clearly Mentioned In and by ye 
Said Deed And Whereas the Said Jerimiah Williams hath 
Greatly Augmented ye Improvements Upon ye sd Stream 
of Water and Dam By Errecting A Large and Specias Mill 
Upon ye sd Stream and Greatly Advanced ye Said Mill 

Page 192. 

Dam with other Benificial Materials Belonging to ye Said 
Mill as Well as Built Severall Dwelling Houses With a 
Bam and other Edifices Upon ye Land Comprised in the 
Above Recited Deed Sence the purchase was Made thereof. 
Now This Indenture Witnesseth that I ye above sd Jeri- 
miah Williams for and in Consideration of ye full and Just 
Sum of one Thousand and fifty Pounds of Good Currant & 
LawfuU Money of ye Colony of New York to me in hand 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 373 

Well and truly paid or Secured to be paid Before ye En- 
sealing and Delivery Hereof By ye sd Thomas pearsall Jur 
The Beceipt whereof I ye sd Jerimiah Williams Do hereby 
Acknowledge and my self therewith fully Satisfied Con- 
tented and paid and theirof and of Every part & percell 
thereof Do Acquit Release Exonerate and Discharge him 
ye sd Thomas Pearsall His Heirs Extors Admrs and Each 
and Every of them for Ever By theses presents and Divers 
other -good Causes and Considerations Me ye said Jeri- 
miah Williams Especialy Moving Hath Given granted 
Bargained Sold AUiened Enifeoffed Asured Ratified Con- 
veyed and Confirmed And by theses presents Do fully 
freely Clearly anH Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell 
Alien EnfeofFe Assure Ratify Convey and Confirm Unto 
him ye sd Thotnas pearsall His Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever all that of ye Afore Said Grist Mill Scituated and 
Being att ye head of Hempstead Harbour afore sd within 
ye patent and Township of Hempstead afore sd Togather 
with ye Stream of Water and Mill Dam With all ye sluces 
and flood Gates .belonging to ye same With ye Mill and 
Mill house Mill Stones and all and Every part of ye Run- 
ing Gear of sd MUl with two Bolting Mills Standing in ye 
sd Mill with ye Utensals theirof Togather with two Certain 
Messuages Scituated and being on ye West Side of ye Mill 
Near and Ajoyning thereto the Bounds Whereof is set forth 
and Described In and by ye afore Expressed Deeds of 
Conveyance Containing within ye whole of ye above sd five 
perticular peices of Land About Eleven Acres Three Quar- 
ters By Estimation To gather with all ye Dwelling Houses 
Barns Edifices Buildings Orchards fences fields pastures 
Rivelets Wells Springs Water Courses or Whatsoever be- 
longing to ye sd Lands Tenements or Mill With all and 
Every ye Appertenances Rights Libertys Immunities pro- 
fits priviledges Commoditys and Advantages To the same 
Belonging or in Any kind Appertaining that Can be Con- 
strued Deemed Taken Reputed or known to be a percell 
part or Member theirof with ye Reversions and Remainders 



374 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

theirof and all ye Estate Eight title Interest profits posses- 
tions Claim and Demand of me ye Said Jerimiah Williams 

Page 193. 

of in and to ye Said Bargained premises and Every part 
theirof. To Have and To Hold all and Singular ye Afore 
Bargained Lands Messuages Mills and Appertenances Unto 
him the sd Thomas Pearsall His Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever to his and their Only sole and proper Use Benifit & 
Behoof from hence forth and for Ever and ye Said Jerimiah 
Williams for Himself his Heirs Extors Admrs Doth Cove- 
nant promise Grant and Agree to and with him ye said 
Thomas pearsall his Heirs and Assigns that before ye 
Ensealing hereof he ye sd Jerimiah Williams Was ye true 
Sole and LawfuU Oner of ye Above Bargained premises 
and was Lawfully Seized and possesed their of Tn his Own 
proper Eight of A good perfect and Absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in fee simple & had in Himself full power Good 
Eight and LawfuU Athority to give grant Bargain Sell Con- 
vey and Confirm all ye Above Bargained premises With all 
and Singular the appertenances In Manner As Above said 
and that ye Said Thomas pearsall His Heirs And Assigns 
shall and May by force & Virtue of theses presents from 
time to time and att all times for Ever here after Lawfully 
Quietly and peasably Have Hold Use Occupy Command 
Enjoy and possess all ye Above Granted and Bargained 
premises with ye Appertenances free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharged, of and 
from all Manner of former and Other gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Mortgages Joynters Dowers Judgments Intails Exe- 
cutions and all Incumberances Whatsoever and further 
More I the Said Jerimiah Williams Doth Covenant Binde 
and oblige My self my Heirs Exetors and Admrs to War- 
rant Secure and for ever Defend all ye Above Granted and 
Bargained premises with ye Appertenances unto Him ye sd 
Thomas pearsall his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Against 
all ye Just and LawfuU Claims and Demands of all manner 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 375 

of persons Whatsoever, And also I Mary Williams Wife of 
him ye Said Jerimiah Williams Do hereby Give Grant 
Eemise Eelease and Surrender Up all my Eight of Dowry 
and power of thirds of in and to ye above Bargained 
premises With ye Appertenances Unto him ye sd Thomas 
pearsall His Heirs and Assigns for Ever In Witness here 
unto We ye sd Jerimiah Williams & Mary Williams, hath 
Set to Our hands and fixed our Seals ye Day and Date 
Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In ye presence of Jekimiah Williams (S) 

Petee Titas Maky Williams (S) 

Samuel Willis 

Joseph Mott 

Page 194. 

Memorandom That on the 30th of March annoq Domini 
1744 Then Samuel Willis one of ye Witnesses to ye Within 
Deed Came presonally Before Me David Seamans Esqr one 
of ,ye Judges of ye Court of Common pleas for Queens 
. County Assign'd and Declared on his Solomn Affarmation 
that he Saw ye Within Grantor Jerimiah Wilhams and his 
Wife Mary Williams Execute the Same Which Having Ex- 
amined and fining No Enterlinations or Eaisures I Allow 
the Same to be Entered Gn Eecord 

David Seamans 

This Indenture Made this twelfth Day of ye Second 
Month Called April anno Domini One thousand Seven 
hundread and forty two By and between Thomas pearsall 
Jur of Hempstead Harbour in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island in ye province of New York on ye one part and 
Eichard Mott of the place above said on ye other part, 
Witnesseth that Whereas the freeholders & Inhabitants of 
ye town of Hempstead above said did give and grant unto 
John Eobinson ye Stream of Water at ye head of Harbour 
afore Said for ye Erecting and Building a grist mill upon 



376 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ye said Stream and in persuanoe of ye said grant of ye 
Town of Hempstead ye said Eobinson did Erect a grist 
mill upon ye said Stream and in prosess of time ye Said 
John Robinson togather with his two Sons Joseph and 
John Eobinson did pass a Deed of Conveyance from Under 
their hands and Seals Unto Charles Mott of Hempstead 
afore said for the said mill and appertenances as may ap- 
pear by ye said Deed bearing Date ye Second Day of may 
in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hxmdread and 
nine which said Mill With ye mill dam and Stream & ye 
other Appertenances was transfered from ye said Charles 
Mott unto ye above Said Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever by one Certain Deed bearing date ye Sec- 
ond day of ye fifth month July in ye Year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand Seven Hundread and fifteen as may 
more at Large Appear Relation being their Unto had & 
further ye Said Jerimiah Williams hath also purchased 
Sund Small peices of Land lying ajacent to the Said mill 
on ye West Side of the Stream & Harbour as may appear 
by ye Several Eespective Deeds for ye same as followeth 
Viz one Whereof is a Deed from Under ye hands and 
Seals of Benjamin Seamans of Westbury Deceast bearing 
Date ye 20th Day of may 1720 Including two small peices 

Page 195. 

of Land one peice Whereof is that Whereon ye Orchard is 
on ye west Side of ye Swamp & house Southwest from ye 
mill Dam &o : ye other peice wheron ye house standeth & 
now Inhabited by Tho: pearsall above said &c : both ye sd 
peices Bounded as represented in ye said Deed from sd 
Benj: Seamans to sd Jerimiah Williams: ye quantity of land 
in ye sd two is Recorded and Set forth More at Large in 
and by ye Eecords of ye Town of Hempstead in ye new 
Book in page 93 Under ye patent Eight of one Tho: Wallas 
ye third small peice is half an Acre & one Eod, Where ye 
barn now standeth bounded as is Eepresented in a Deed 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 377 

from Jonathan Smith to Jerimiah Williams bearing Date ye 
16th of ye 3th month, May, anno Domini 1720 the 4th 
peice lieth Joyning to that Whereon his House Standeth 
containing in Quantity half an Acre, bounded as it is des- 
cribed in a Deed for ye Same from Charles Mott to Jeri- 
miah Williams bearing Date ye 15 of april 1728 the 5th 
peice contains four Acres & thirty six Eods bounded as 
described in a Deed for ye same from Jose: Mott to Jeri- 
miah Williams ye 22th of april 1732 and whereas by an 
Indenture Made & passed from sd Jerimiah Williams to 
sd Tho: pearsall bearing Date ye 22 of ye 4th month, 
June, Seventeen hundread and forty one, all ye premises 
Yiz Dam Mill & all itts Appertenances togather AVith 
all and Singular ye said peices of Land With ye houses 
and Edifices & all their appertenances Were Sold and 
Conveyed to ye said Tho: Pearsall as may Appear by 
the above sd Indenture from Jerimiah Williams to Tho : 
pearsall. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that I ye sd 
Tho : pearsall for and in Consideration of ye Sum of 
Ten Hundread and fifty pounds Currant money of sd 
province of new York to me in hand paid or secured to be 
paid before ye Eusealing and Delivery hereof by ye sd 
Richard Mott ye Receipt whereof I ye Said Thomas pear- 
sall do hereby Acknowledge and my self to be therewith 
Satisfied and Contented & thereof & of Every part and 
perceU thereof do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye sd 
Richard Mott his Heirs Extors and Admrs & Every of 
them for Ever by theses presents and for Other Causes and 
Considerations me ye said Tho : pearsall Especially Mov- 
ing, Have given granted bargained Sold Alieneted Convey- 
ed and Confirmed aad by theses presents do freely fully 
and absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Alien Convey & 
Confirm Unto him ye said Richard Mott his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever all that of ye afore sd Grist mill Scituated 
at ye head of Hempstead Harbour togather with ye Stream 
of Water Dam Sluces Mill house Mill Stones Runing 
Gears togather With the three Bolting Mills their Unto 



378 hempstead town becobds. 

Page 196. 

belonging Togather witli all other ye priviledges & apperte- 
nances to ye before mentioned things belonging or in any 
Wise apertaining, as also two Certain Messuages Scituated 
on ye west Side of ye Mill Comprehending all ye Land 
Described & bounded in ye deeds before mentioned Con- 
taining in ye Whole of theses Sundry peices about Eleven 
Acres a-nd three Quarters by Estimation, togather With .all 
ye Dwelling Houses barn Buildings and all other ye preyi- 
ledges Commodities and appertenances to ye same belong- 
ing or in any Wise Appertaining &c : With ye Scow and its 
appertenances, To have and to hold ye bargained premises 
Unto him ye sd Kich'd Mott his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever to his and their own proper Use benifet & behoof for 
Ever & further I ye said Tho ; pearsall do Covenant & 
agree to and with ye said Rich'd Mott his Heirs & Assigns 
that before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true sole & Lawfull 
Oner of ye above bargained premises & am Lawfully Seized 
theirof in my own proper Right as a good perfect and 
absolute Es,tate of inheritance & have in my self full power 
and lawfull Athority to Sell Convey and Confirm all ye sd 
bargained premises With all & Singular ye Appertenances 
in Manner as above sd & that ye sd Eichard Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns Shall and may by Virtue of theses pre- 
sents from time to time and att all times for Ever here 
After Lawfully Quietly & peacably Have hold Use Occupy 
possess and Enjoy all ye above granted premises with ye 
appertenances free & Clear and freely & clearly Acquited 
Exonerated and discharged of & from all Maimer of former 
and other Gifts grants bargains Sales leases Mortgages 
Wills Intails Joynters Dowers Judgments Executions In- 
cumberances and troubles Whatsoever and further more I 
ye sd Tho : pearsall do Covenant bind and oblige my self 
my Heirs Excutors and Admrs to warrant and Defend for 
ever all ye above granted & Bargained premises Unto hiin 
ye sd Eich'd Mott his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Against 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 379 

all ye Just and LawfuU Claims & Demands of all Manner 
of persons "Whatsoever & also I freelove Wife of Tho : 
pearsall do hereby give graiit and Resign Up all my lawfull 
thirds in & of ye Above Bargained premises unto ye sd 
Rich'd Mott his Heirs and Assigns for ever, In Witness 
whereof we ye sd Tho : pearsall and freelove pearsall have 
hereunto Set our hands and Seals ye Day and Date above 
Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of us ThOmas PeAhsall Jur (S) 

Thomas peaksall freelove peabsall (S) 

Samuel peaesall 

Hanah Peaesall 

Page 197. 

Memorandom that on ye 60th Day of March annque 
Domini 1744 Then Tho: pearsall one of ye Witnesses to 
Within Conveyance Came personally Before Me David 
Seamans Esqr one of ye Judges of ye Court of Common 
pleas for Queens County Assigned and on his Solemn Af- 
firmation Declares that he Saw Tho: Pearsall Jur and his 
Wife freelove pearsall Execute ye Within Deed Which 
having Examined and finding No Enterlioations or Eaisures 
I Allow ye Same to be Entered on Record 

David Seamans 

Entered and Compared with the original by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

To all Christian People to whom theses presents shall 
come Greeting Know Yea that I Joseph Mott of Cow 
Neck in ye townsbip of Hempstead in Queens County on 
Long Island Yeaman for and in ye Consideration of ye 
Sum of Twenty one pound two Shillings aud Six pence of 
good Curraut lawfull Money of New York To me in hand 
paid by Jerimiah Williams of ye same place Marchant Be- 
fore ye Ensealing and Delivery hereof the Receipt Whereof 
I do hereby Acknowledge & my Self there With fully Sat- 



380 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

isfied Contented and paid and of Every part and percel 
thereof do Acquit Exonerate and fully Discharge him ye 
Said Jerimiah Williams his Heirs Exers and Admrs for 
ever by theses presents hath given granted bargained Sold 
aliened Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents 
Do fully freely and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Al- 
lien Enfeeoffe Convey and Confirm Unto him ye sd Jeri- 
miah Williams his Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain 
peice of Land Scituated lying and being Near ye sd Jeri- 
miah Williams his House on ye West side of Hempstead 
Harbour Near ye head thereof, Begining att ye South East 
Corner from thence Euning West Seven Degrees and thirty 
minutes South twenty four Rods from thence North forty 
Degrees and one half West, twenty five Bods from thence 
East twenty three Degrees north twenty Eight Rods and 
Nine Links from thence South twenty Seven Degrees East 
twenty nine Rods and one half to ye first Bounder, Con- 
taining four Acres and thirty Six Rods, Being Bounded on 
ye South by Jerimiah Williams Land on ye West by ye 
High Way that Leads from Jerimiah Williams House to 
Cow Neck on ye North by Joseph Motts Land and on ye 
East by or Near high Water Mark or how soever other 
Wise bounded or Reputed to be Bounded To Have and to 

Page 198. 

Hold ye Said granted and Bargained premises with all ye 
timber trees fences & Water Brooks with all & Every other 
Appertenances Priviledges and Commodities Emoluments 
profits Conveniences and all & Every Advantage Whatso- 
ever to ye same belonging or in any Wise Appertaining 
Unto him ye sd Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever to his and their only proper Use Benifet and be- 
hoof from hence forth and for Ever, and I ye sd Joseph 
Mott do Declare that before ye Ensealing and Delivery 
Hereof I am ye true Sole and LawfuU Oner of ye above 
granted premises and am Lawfully Seized and possessed 
theirof In mine own proper Eight of a good perfect and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 381 

Absolute Estate of Inheritance In fee Simple and have in 
my self good Eight full power and Lawfull Athority to give 
grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm ye sd Bargained 
premises in Manner as above Said and that ye sd Jerimiah 
Williams his Heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to 
time & att all times for Ever hereafter by force and Virtue 
of theses presents Lawfully peaceably and Quietly have hold 
Use Occupy Command Enjoy and possess ye sd Bargained 
and Demised premises with all and Every Appertenance f ree 
and Clear & freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all and all Manner of former and 
Other gifts grants Bargains Sales Leases Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Mortgages Entailes Executions and all other 
troubles and Incumberanoes Whatsoever and further ye 
sd Joseph Mott Doth Covenant and bind and Obleige him 
self j his Heirs Executors and Admrs to Warrant Secure and 
for—Ever Defend the above sd peice of Land and Apper- 
tenances Unto ye sd Jerimiah Williams his Heirs and As- 
signs for ever Against all ye Just and Lawfull Claims and 
Demands of all and Every person or persons Whatsoever & 
Whome Soever In Witness Hereof he ye sd Joseph Mott 
hath hereunto Set his Hand & fixed his Seal this twenty 
Seventh Day of ye Second Month Anno Domini one thou- 
sand Seven hundread and thirty-two. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Joseph Mott (S) 

Sam Willis 
John Eidway 

FKANCES DaVENPOBT 

Memorandom that on ye 30th of March Anno Domini 
1744 Then Samuel Willis one of ye Witnesses to ye With- 
in Written Conveyance Came personally before Me David 
Seamans Esqr one of ye Judges of ye Court of Common 
pleas for Queens County Assigned and on his Solomn Affir- 
mation Declared that he Saw Joseph Mott ye within Grant- 
or Execute the Within Conveyance Which having Exami- 



382 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

ned and finding no Enterlinations or Rasors Excepting ye 
word (Runing) Between ye twelfth and thirteenth Line I 
allow ye same to be Recorded 

David SeaMans 

Page 199. 

This Indenture Made ye Eleventh Day of November in 
ye Eleventh Year of the Reign of Our Soveragn Lord King 
Gorge and in ye Year of mans Salvation Seventeen Hun- 
dread and twenty four by and Between' Jonathan Smith of 
Mereck in ye Bounds of hempstead in Queens County 
Within his Majesties province of New York one Nassaw Is- 
land Yeaman of ye one part and Charles Mott of ye Same 
town County province and Island afore Said Yeaman of ye 
other part Witnesseth that ye sd Jonathan Smith for and 
in Consideration of two Hundread and Seventy pounds of 
good and Lawfull Money of New York to him in hand paid 
before ye Ensealing and Delivery of theses presents by 
Charles Mott Above sd ye Receipt whereof I do hereby Ac- 
kaowledge and my self their With fully Satisfied and" Con- 
tented and theirof and from all and Every part and percell 
thereof do forever Acquit and Discharge ye sd Charles 
Mott his Heirs and Assigi^s have Given Granted Bargained 
Sold AUienated Conveyed and Confirmed and Do by theses 
presents More fully freely Clearly and absolutely give 
grant bargain Sell Alien Convey and Confirm Unto ye sd 
Charles Mott his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all that one 
Certain peice and percel of land Scituated in ye bounds of 
Hempstead at ye head of A Neck Commonly Called Cow 
neck Buted and Bounded as followeth viz Begining 
first att ye North West Corner of ye sd percell of land by a 
Black oak tree Marked on four Sides Standing by ye sd 
Cow Neck old fence and by a high Way that leads from ye 
sd Cow Neck to Hempstead plains thence Southerly Along 
ye Said High Way to Another Black Oak Sapling marked 
on three Sides by ye Land of Tho : Bedell thence Easter- 
ly Along ye sd Bedells land to a Chestnut Sapling Marked 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 383 

on three Sides thence Northerly to A high Way that 
Leads from ye plains to Jerimiah Williams thence Still 
Northerly partly by ye sd high Way & partly by half an 
Acre of Land that ye sd Jonathan Smith Conveyed and 
Sold to ye before Mentioned Jerimiah Williams thence 
Still Northerly along ye same high Way partly and partly 
by other Land of ye sd Jerimiah Williams to a white Wood 
tree marked on four Sides Standing by ye Edge of ye Swamp 
by ye sd Cow neck old fence thence Westerly Along ye sd 
old Neck fence to ye first Bounds Being Bounded Norther- 
ly by ye Old neck fence Westerly by a high Way South- 
erly by Land of Tho: Bedell being a Streight line from 
ye Black Oak to ye Chesnut by ye sd Bedle afore Mention- 
ed Easterly by a high Way and ye land of Jerimiah Wil- 
liams With all timber Standing and lying brush Under 
brush with all priviledges thereunto belonging To have and 
to hold ye granted and Bargained premises with all ye 

Page 200. 

Appertenances And Commodities to ye Same belonging or 
in any Wise Appertaining to him ye sd Charles Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever to his and their only proper 
Use benifet and behoof for Ever and I ye sd Jonathan 
Smith for me my Heirs Exetors Admrs do Covenant prom- 
ise and grant to & with ye sd Charles Mott his Heirs and 
Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true Sole 
and LawfuU owner of ye above bargained premises and am 
lawfully Seized and possessed of ye Same in my own 
proper Right as a good perfect and absolute Estate of In- 
heritance in fee Simple and that ye said Charles Mott his 
Heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time and att 
all times forever hereafter by force and Virtue of theses 
presents Lawfully peacably and Quietly have hold Use 
Occupy possess and Enjoy ye Demised and Bargained 
with ye Appertenances free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and from 
all and all manner of former and other gifts grants Bar- 



384 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

gains Sails Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Executions and Incumberances Whatsoever and 
I ye sd Jonathan Smith do further Covenant and bind my 
Self my Heirs Exetrs Admrs firmly by theses presents to 
Warrant and Defend ye sd Charles Mott his Heirs and 
Assigns in Quiet and peacably possession of all and Singu- 
lar ye sd Granted premises against any Just and LawfuU 
Claims of any person or persons Whatsoever and do and 
suffer any other Deed or Deeds for ye more sure Making 
and firm Binding of ye sd granted premises as ye Said 
Charles Mott or his Councel learned in ye law Shall Rea- 
sonably think good att ye proper Cost and Charge of ye sd 
Charles Mott his Heirs or Assigns In Witness Whereof 
ye sd Jonathan Smith hath here Unto Set his hand and 
Seal ye Day and Year first Above Written 

Signed and Delivered 
In presence of 

Samuel pine Jonathan Smith (S) 

Adam Mott 
William Mapes 

Queens County ss. May ye 22d 1725 Then came ye 
Within Named Jonathan Smith personally before me Isaac 
Hicks Esqr Judge of ye Court of common pleas of Queens 
County and Acknowledged ye Within Written Instrument 
to be his free and Volantary Act and Deed I allow this 
Deed to be Recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Page 201. 

This Indenture Made this Seventh Day of March Seven- 
teen Hundread andiour five By and between Amas Dodge 
of Cow Neck in ye bounds of Hempstead in Queens Coun- 
ty on Nassaw Island house Carpenter of ye one party and 
Mary Cornell Widdow and Relect of Tho : Cornell late of 
Oysterbay Deceased of ye other parte Witnesseth that I ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 385 

sd Amos Dodge for and in Consideration of ye full and 
Just Sum of Three Hundread Pounds Currant and Lawfull 
Money of New York to me in hand Well and truly paid by 
ye sd Mary Cornell ye Receipt Whereof I do Acknowledge 
and my Self there with fully Satisfied Contented and paid 
and there of and Every part and percell thereof Do Acquit 
release and fully Discharge her ye sd Mary Cornell her 
Heirs Extors and Admrs & Every of them for Ever by 
theses presents hath Given Granted Bargained Sold Alien- 
ated Enfeofed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
theses presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely give 
Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfi'eoffe Assure Convey and 
Confirm unto her ye Said Mary Cornell her Heirs Extors 
Admrs and Assigns for ever all that of one Certain 
Messuage and tract of Land Scituate Lying and being on 
Cow neck Near ye middle of ye neck Joyning to ye East 
Side of ye High Way that leads through ye Neck the 
Bounds Are as foUoweth Begining at ye North west Cor- 
ner of sd peice or tract of Land about twenty Bods South- 
ard of Samuel Dodes land in a Right perpendicular line 
there from and joyning to ye East Side of sd High Way 
thence Southardly by sd highway forty three Rods and 
two Links to Jerimiah Dodges his land thence by his 
Land East four Degrees and a Quarter North Eighty Rod 
to Justice Onderdonks land thence North Nine Degrees 
West twenty Rods and about Eight links thence East 
three Degrees and three Quarters North one hundread and 
Sixteen Rods and twenty three links of Chain To ye Land 
of trustram Dodge thence North by his land forty one 
Rod thirteen Links of Chain and from thence on a Direct 
line to ye first Bounds Containing fifty acres of land With- 
in ye Bounds Being Bounded in General terms on ye West 
by ye high Way leading through ye neck on the South 
partly by Jerimiah Dodges land and partly by Justice 
Onderdonk land on ye East by trustrum Dodges Land 
on ye North by Tho : Dodges his land or how Ever Other 
wise Bounded or Reputed to be Bounded Togather With 



386 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 202. 

all ye Dwelling Houses Barns Buildings fencings feilds pas- 
tures Inclosures Wells Water Water Courses Timber trees 
Woods Under Woods and all and Every other of ye ap- 
pertenances Except as here After Excepted Which is this 
liberty and free priveledge of Ingrees Egrees and Regress 
Unto Justice Andrees Underdonk his heirs and Assigns 
for Ever for to pass a Cross ye Above granted Plantation 
of land to his timber land With his Cart Sled or Other 
wise in Some Conveniant place, as Also a priviledge of 
Watering Unto Tho : Dodge and Any Under him During 
his Natural Life for ye Watering his , Cattle and Creatures 
To have and to hold all ye Above Granted and Bargained 
premises with all and Singuler ye Appertenanees (Except 
as above Excepted) Unto her ye Said Mary Cornell her 
heirs and Assigns for ever to her and their Own proper Use 
Benifet and Behooff forever hence forth and for Ever and I 
ye sd Amas Dodge do Covenant promise and Agree for me 
my Heirs Extors and Admrs to and with her ye Said Mary 
Cornell her Heirs and Assigas, that at ye time of Ensealing 
and before ye Delivery hereof I ye sd Amas Dodge am the 
true Sole and LawfuU Owner of ye above Bargained prem- 
ises and was lawfully Seized & Possessed theirof in my 
own proper Right of a good perfect and Absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in fee Simple and had in my Self full power 
good Right and Lawfull Athority to Sell and Dispose of 
ye Same in manner Above Said, and that ye sd Mary Cor- 
nell her Heirs & Assigns Shall and May by Virtue hereof 
lawfully Quietly and peacably Have Hold Use Occupy 
Command Enjoye and possess all the above Demised 
premises with their Appertenanees In Manner above Said 
free and Clearly Acquited released and fully Discharged of 
and from all Manner of former and other gifts grants Bar- 
gains Sales Mortgages Joynters dowers Judgments Execu- 
tions and Incumberances and further more I ye sd Amos 
Dodge doth Covenant bind and oblige my Self my heirs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 387 

Extors and Admrs to Warrant Secure and for Ever Defend 
all ye above granted and bargained premises Unto her ye 
Said Mary Cornell her heirs and Assigns forever against 
all lawfuU Claim and Demands of all manner of persons 
Whatsoever and furthermore I Sarah Dodge Wife of him 
ye sd Amos Dodge do hereby give grant Yeild up and Sur- 
render up all my Eight of Dowry and power of thirds of in 
and to ye above Demised premises Unto her ye said Mary 
Cornell her heirs and Assigns In Witness hereunto we 
have set to our hands and fixed our Seals ye Day and Date 
above Written 

Page 203. 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Amas Dodge (S) 

Andrees Andeedonk Sarah Dodge (S) 

Eichard Thorne 

Samuel Willis 

Qaeeus County Memorandom that on ye Day and Date 
Within Written, then came Amas Dodge the Grantor and 
Sarah his Wife before me Audrees Anderdonk one of his 
Majesties Justices of ye peace for ye County Above Said 
and Acknowledged this Deed to be their Volantary Act and 
Deed which having Examined I allow itt to be Eecorded 

Andreas Anderdonk 

Entered and Compared with ye original by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

May the 12th 1650. 
This Writting Wittness that I Jonah Wood of Hempstead, 
on long Island have Sold Unto Eobert Jackson of Hemp- 
stead I Say have Sold to ye sd Eobert Jackson my house 
and Barn and all my Lands which now I do possess in the 
town of Hempstead with my Eight on ye North all Lots or 
Alotmeuts that Either now Are or shall be here after belong 
to that house with Meadow and Ospastures with what other 
Eights of Lands shall here after fall to it Except all those 



388 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

Movables in ye house or barn & ye Sawn board on ye Uper 
floor and two beadsteads & ye "Well pail and rope and Small 
trees in ye garden, and ye Said Jonah Wood Doe promise 
to Kesinge ye sd lands Unto ye Said Eobert Jackson at ye 
first of October Next Ensuing the Date hereof, and the 
house and Barn & Yards the Next may Ensuing ye Date 
hereof being in ye Year 1651 then to Give him full posses- 
tion the house and barn and Yards afere Mentioned and I 
ye sd Jonah doe promise to pay or Cause to be paid all 
Rates that Shall Come Upon this land till ye last of Sep- 
tember next Ensuing the Date hereof and then to be freed 
of all taxes or Charges that shall and may Come Upon ye 

sd Lands 

Jonah Wood 
Witness 

Samuel Clabk 
John Lum 
Theses presents may Testifie any Whome it may Consern 
that I Eobert Jackson of Hempstead do fully Assigne Over 
ye Whole Sale herein Specified on ye Other Side to Richard 
Vallantine of ye Same town, his Heirs and Assigns Except- 
ing only ye Oxpastures Gates Witness my hand february 
ye 12th 1669 

Robert Jackson 

Entered and Compared With ye original by 

Micah Smith Clerk 

This Indenture Made this Seventeenth Day of Jeneuary 
in ye Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundread thirty 
Seven By and Between Peter Montfort of ye township of 
Redding in ye County of Hunderdon in ye Western Devi- 
sion of Jersey Yeaman and Margaret his Wife and Abram 
Monfort of ye Township of Hempstead in Queens County 
in New York province Yeaman and Sarah his Wife of ye 
one part and Jacobas Montfort of ye Township of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County Afore Named of ye Other party 
Witnesseth that ye sd Peter and Margret his Wife Abram 
and Sarah his Wife for and In Consideration of ye Sum of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 389 

five Hundread sixty two pounds ten Sliillings to tliem in 
hand paid before Ensealing and Delivery hereof by Jacobas 
Montfort Above Named the Receipt Whereof they ye sd 
Peter and Abram Do here by Acknowledge aiid them selves 
to be theu- with fully Satisfied and thereof and therefrom 
and of and from every part and percell by theses presents 
Do for Ever Acquit Exonerate and Discharge him ye sd 
Jacobas Montfort his Heirs Executors and Administrators, 
Have Given Granted Bargained Sold AUiened Enfeoffed 
Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents 
Do freely fully and Absolutely Give grant Bargain Sell Al- 
lien Enfeoff Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him ye said 
Jacobas Montfort his Heirs and Assigns for Ever the one 
Equal half part of all that farm of Upland on Great Neck 
in the afore Named Township of Hempstead Late belong- 
ing to John Montfort Deseassed and Containeth two Huu- 
dread twenty two Acres be itt more or less, and is Bound- 
ed in a Genral Way Westerly by ye road or high way 
Southerly by Land Late Appertaining to Rigbill Mott De- 
ceased Easterly by Cowbay Creek or Channel Northerly 
by Land of Eobert Hubbs it being ye Southermost half 
part or plantation of Upland With all ye Houses Out 
houses Barns Buildings Orchard Gardens and Other Im- 
provements to ye Southermost half part of ye Upland be- 
longing to ye said farm or plantation with ye Eqiial half 
part of all the meadows and Marsh Appertaining to ye sd 
former Lying at ye East end thereof with all priviledges 
Appertenauces Conveniances a,nd Commoditys to ye said 
half part being the Southermost half part of ye Afore Men- 
tioned farm Apertaining or belonging Always Allowing to 
Peter Lueister his Heirs and Assigns free liberty to pass 
and repass over ye sd Laud with Cart or Waggon to ye 
Meadow or Marsh on ye East of ye sd farm To Have and 
to Hold ye sd Half part it being The Southermost half part 

Page 205. 

of ye Afore Mentioned farm with all ye Building Houses 



390 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Barns Orchards & Gardens and Other Improvements to ye 
Southermost half part of ye Upland of ye sd farm With ye 
Equal half part of ye Meadows and Marsh thereto Apper- 
taining Always Allowing as afore to Peter Lyster his Heirs 
and Assigns free Liberty to pass and Repass Over ye sd 
farm with Cart or Waggon to ye Meadow and Marsh Afore 
Said Unto him ye sd Jacobas Montfort his Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever tq 
him hia and their own proper Use Benifit and Behoofe for 
Ever And said Peter and Margret his Wife Abram and 
Sarah his Wife Do by theses presents Covenant promise 
Grant and Agree with ye Said Jacobas Monfort his Heirs 
and Assigns that before the Ensealing they Are ye true 
Sole and lawfull oners of ye Above premises and have in 
themselves Good Eight full power and Lawfull Athority to 
give grant Bargain Sell Alien Enffeoff Assure Convey and 
Confirm ye Same as Above Said and further that ye Same 
att time of Ensealing of theses presents is free and Clear 
of all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Wills 
In tails Joyntures Dowries Mortgages Entails Judgments 
Executions Incumbe'rances or troubles What soever and 
further ye Said peter & Abram by theses presents Bind 
themselves their Heirs Executors and Admrs to Warrant 
and Defend ye Above Bargained premises and Every part 
theirof Unto him ye Said Jecobas Monfort his Heirs and 
Assigns forever Against ye Just and Lawfull Claim or 
Claims of any person or persons Wittness Whereof ye sd 
Peter and Abram have here Unto Sett their hands and 
Seals togather with Margret and Sarah their Wives ye Day 
and Year Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Petee Monfooet (S) 
In presence of Abeaham Monfoet (S) 

Wm Buech her :H: Mark 

William hogaland Makgeet Monfooet (S) 

her 
Saeah :S: Monfooet (S) 
mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEC0ED8. 391 

Queens County Jeneury 19th 1737 Mem Then person- 
ally Appeared before me Theodoras Van Wick Esqr one of 
his Majesties for Queens County ye within named peter 
Monfoort and Abram Monfoort and Acknowledged ye with- 
in Written Deed to be their Volantary act and Deed 

Tho'd VanWick 

May ye first 1738 Then personaly Appeared before me 
Tho: Cornell Esqr one of his Majesties Justices for Queens 
County ye Within Named Margret Monfoort and Sarah 
Monfoort and Did Acknowledge the With in Written In- 
strument to be there Volantary act and Deed 

Thomas Coenell 

Page 206. 

Be Itt Remembered that on ye 28 and 29 Days of March 
one Thousand Seven Hundread and thirty Eight att ye 
Eequest of Peter Lueister and Jecobas Monfoort Samuel 
Willis Surveyed ye farm or plantation which formerly be- 
longed to John Monfoort Lying od Great Neck in ye Town- 
ship of Hempstead and now in ye possestion of Jecobas 
Monfoort and Abraham Garison, and in ye figure or Card 
protracted by Samuel Willis he made a partion Line from" 
ye West Ead of ye Said farm or plantation to ye marshes 
Sedge att ye East End of ye farm Mentioned and Laid ye 
South Side of ye sd farm twenty three Links of Chain ye 
Widest, which was ye Said Jecobas Monfoorts part as they 
Agreed to Divide ye sd farm of Upland Now Know yea 
that we Jecobas Monfoort and Abram Garison Hathltlutual- 
ly Agreed to and with Each Other that ye Above Mentioned 
partition Line Dividing our upland Shall be and Continue 
ye Same Course to Cow Bay to ye Utmost Extent of our 
Bounds ^'and limits East And wee ye sd Jecobas Monfoort 
and Abraham Garison Do Order and Agree that ye sd par- 
tition shall Divide our meadows and Marshes in ye form As 
itt Doth our Upland and by Virtue of theses presents we do 
Eemise Eelease and Quit Claim Unto Each Other all of our 
Eights that is to Say I ye sd Jecobas Monfoort all ye Right 



392 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

title Intrest and Demand of in and to ye Meadows Sedges 
& Marshes on ye North Side of ye Said Division Line from 
, me my Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns Unto 
Mm ye said Abraham Garison his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever to his and their only Benifet & Behoofe for ever and 
I ye sd Abraham Garison do Release all my Eight as above 
Said Unto him ye Said Jecobas Monfoort his Heirs Exe- 
cutors Administrators and Assigns for Ever to his and their 
only proper Use Benifet and Behoofe for Ever: In testi- 
mony whereof we ye above Named Jecobas Monfoort and 
Abraham Garison have hereunto Set our hands and fixed 
our Seals this Tenth Day of may anno Domini one thous- 
and Seven Hundread and forty five 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of Us Jecobas Monfoort (S) 

Andreas onderdonk Abraham Garison (S) 

MicAH Smith 

Hempstead May ye 10 Day 1745 Then Came ye Within 
Named Jecobas Monfort and abraham garison b.efore Me 
Micah Smith one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace for 
Queens County Assigned, and Acknowledged this Within 
Written Instrument to be their Volantary act and Deed 

MicAH Smith 

Page 207. 

To Christion People to whom theses presents Shall Come 
Greeting Know Yea that I Abram Garison of Hempstead 
in Queens County in ye province of new York Yeaman'for 
and in Consideration of ye Sum of Eighty pounds to me in 
hand paid before ye Ensealing and Delivery hereof by Je- 
cobas Monfoort Yeaman of ye same place the Keceipt where- 
of I do hereby Acknowledge and my Self their With fully 
Satisfied and Contented and theirof and of Every part & 
parcel thereof Do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye said 
Jecobas Monfoort his Heirs Executors Admrs and for Eyer 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 393 

by theses presents, Have Given Granted Bargained Sold 
AUiened Conveyed and Confirmed and by theses presents 
Do fully freely and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Convey and Confirm Unto ye said Jeoobas Monfoort 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever One Certain Messuage and 
tract of Land Containing Sixteen Acres and half, being on 
a Neck Called ye great Neck in ye township of Hempstead 
Butted and Bound as followes Begining att ye Eoad that 
Leads Down ye Said Neck att ye partion Line Between ye 
sd Jecobas Monfoort and Abraham Garison Made March 
ye 28th and 29th Anno 1738 by Samuel Willis thence East 
or Easter along ye said Line As ye fence Now Stands 
Seventy Bight Rods to Said Garisons Wood Land thence 
north fourteen Eods and Seven Links thence West or 
Westerly Continuing fourteen Eods and Seven Links Dis- 
tant from ye said partition Line to ye afore Mentioned 
Neck Eoad Being Bounded West by ye said Great Neck 
Eoad South by ye partition Line East by Garisons 
Wood Land and North by said Garisons Cleared Land, 
To have and to hold ye said Granted and Bargained prem- 
ises with all ye Appertenances priveledges and Commodi- 
ties to ye Same belonging or in Any Wise Appertaining to 
him ye said Jecobas Monfoort his Heirs and Assigns iox 
ever to his and their only proper Use Benifet and behoof 
for ever and I the said Abraham Garison for me my Heirs 
Exetors and Admrs do Covenant promise grant to and with 
the said Jecobas Monfoort his Heirs and Assigns that 
before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true Sole and Lawfull 
oner of ye above Bargained premises and am Lawfully 
Seized and possessed of ye same in mine own proper Eight 
as a good jjerfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance and 
have in my Self good Eight full power and Lawfull 
Athority to grant Bargain Sell Couvey aud Confirm ye said 
Bargained premises in Manner as above said and the said 
Jecobas Monfoort his Heirs and Assigns shall and may 
from time to time and att all times for ever here after by 
Virtue of tlieses presents Lawfully peacably Quietly Have 



394 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 208. 

Hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy ye said Demised and 
Bargained premises, with ye Appertenances free and Clear 
and freely Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and 
from and all Manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Jud- 
ments Executions Incumberances and troubles whatsoever 
and I ye said Abraham Garison Do further Covenant and 
bind my self my Heirs Extors Admrs firmly by theses 
presents to Warrant and Defend ye sd Jecobas Monfoort 
his Heirs and Assigns in Quiet and peacable possession of 
all and Singular ye said Granted premises Against Any 
Just and Lawful! Claim or Claims of any person or persons 
What soever. In Witness whereof I ye said Abram Gari- 
son here Unto Set my hand and Seal this tenth Day of may 
one thousand Seven Hundread and forty five 
Sealed and Delivered 
In presence of his 

Andreas Andeedonk Abeaham :X: Gaeison (S) 
MicAH Smith Mark 

Queens County Hempstead May ye 10th Day 1745 
Then Came personally before Me Micah Smith one of his 
Majesties Justices of, ye peace for sd County Ass'd the 
Within Named Abram Garison and Acknowledged this 
Within Written Instrument to be his Volantary Act and 
Deed 

Micah Smith 

february 4th 1744-5 Att the Request of Sundry of ye 
freeholders and Inhabitants of the town of Hempstead We 
have Laid out a high Way Begining att Merack old Road 
A Little Above ye River and Runing By A line of Marked 
Trees four Rods Wide to ye Southard, and So to Run that 
Wedth till itt Leads into Wasbands Neck Road Witness 
our hands ye Date Above 

Joseph Mott 
Soloman Seamans 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 



395 



Page 209. 
Wee the Subscribers liere Under Written Do think it Con- 
veniant and Nesesary to Lay out a publick High Way from 
ye Mouth of ye Lane that Leads from Westbury by the 
Meetting House A Long ye Hollow known by ye Name of 
East Meadow Hollow and so on As ye Titases South path 
Lyes Until it Meetts with ye path that Leads from Hemp- 
stead to ye South Side Bj Jonathan Smith Eocks and Lik- 
wise from ye High Way by Natka,niei Seamans Jur A Long 
as ye path goes Untill itt Meetts with ye Eoad that Leads 
from ye meetting House Afore Mentioned As Witness our 
Hands this 22th Day of April anno Dom 1745 
Thomas Carman Benjamin Seamans Rich'd Ellison Jur 

Silas Willis 

Nat: Seamans 

Joseph Balden 

John Williams 

Jacob Willis 

Jerimi Bedell Sen 

Eobert Titas 

Benj, Smith 

Sam, Totten 

John Dingey 

Tim, Bedell 

Att the Eequest of the persons Under Written we have 
Surveyed and Laid out A Certaia High Way Begining att 
a Chestnut tree Standing ye East side of ye path att ye 
parting paths Below Jonathan Smith Eocks and So Euning 
Northward by Marked trees to ye plains By John Eusmore 
and so up ye hollow by Joseph Southards to ye East Mea- 
dow as Titases South path lies keeping said Hollow Up to 
ye High Way that Leads from Westbury By ye Meeting 
House four Eods Wide. As Witness our hands this 30th 
Day of April Anno Dom 1745 



Eichard Post 
Peter Titas Jur 
WUl: Titas 
James Ellison 
Sam: Titas 
John Post 
John Titas Sen 
Eichard Willis 
Sam, Southard 
Abram Bedell 
Tho: Lee 



Jacob Titas 
Tho, Seamans 
John Willis 
Jacob Willis Jur 
Will, Willis 
Benj, Lester 
John Birdsall 
John Townsend 
Sam, Seamans 
Edward Sprag 



Compared and Entered by 

MicAH Smith 



Joseph Mott 

SoLOMAN Seamans 



396 hempstead town recobds. 

Page 210. 

We the Subscribers Here Under Written Do think it 
Conveniant and Nessesary to Lay out a publick High Way 
from ye house of Peter Titas Jur between Eichard Ellison 
Lott and John Post Lott and so to Eua Southard as far as 
ye furrow Eoad We the Subscribers Do Also think it nes- 
sesary to Lay a high way in ye East meadow Hollow In- 
cluding ye Watering place four Eods Wide of Each Side 
Begining at ye north End of said Watering place and Eun- 
ing As ye Brook Euns South ward Untill itt Comes to a 
Certain place Known by ye Name of ye Upper Pond 
John Willis John Titas Jacob Tit^s 

Eichard Townsend Will, Titas Peter Titas 

John Combs Sen John Post Peter Titas Jun 

Will. Lines 

Att ye Eequest of ye persons here Under Subscribed we 
have Survey'd and Laid out A Certain high Way Begining 
at ye high way by Nat, Seamans Jur So Euning as ye path 
goes to John Baldens Untill itt Meetts ye high Way Along 
ye iEast Meadow four Eods Wide Also a high Way from 
peter Titas Jur Between ye Land of John Post and Eich- 
ard Ellison to ye furrow Eoad as ye path now Lies four 
Eods Wide As Witness our ■ hands this 30th day of April 
Anuo Dom 1745 

Joseph Mott 
SoLOMAN Seamans 

At Eequest of ye persons here Under written we have 
serveyed and Laid out a Certain Highway Begining att the 
north End of ye watering place in ye East Meadow Includ- 
ing the watering places four Rods wide of Each side Eun- 
ing southard as ye Brook Euns Untill it comes to a Certain 
place known by the name of the Upper Pond, As witness 
our hands this 30th Day of April anno Dom 1745. 

Joseph Mott 
Solomon Seamans. 



hempstead town records. 397 

Page 211. 
This Indenture Made ye Tenth Day of May in ye Year 
of our Lord & Savioiir Christ Jesus one thousand Seven 
Hundread and thirty one &c in ye fourth Year of ye Reign 
of our Soveraign Lord Gorge the Second by ye Grace of 
God of Great Brittan france and Irehind King Defender of 
the faith &c Between Martin Wiltse of Hempstead in 
Queens County oa Nassaw Island in ye Colony of New 
York Yeaman of ye one part aad Adrian Onderdoak & Cor- 
nelias Eeyerse of ye same place Gentlemen of ye Other 
part Witnesseth that ye Said Martin Wiltse for and in Con- 
sideration of ye Sum of twenty five Shillings Currant 
Money of sd Colony well and truly by ye sd Cornelias Rey- 
erse & Adriaen Onderdonk to him ye sd Marten Wiltse in 
hand before ye Ensealing & Delivery of theses presents the 
Receipt Whereof he Doth Hereby Acknowledge & himself 
therewith to be fully Satisfied Contented & paid & there of 
& therefrom & of & from Every part & parcell thereof Doth 
fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Acquit Exonerate Re- 
lease and Discharge ye sd Adriaen Onderdonk & Cornelias 
Eeyerse their heirs Extors & Admrs & Every of them by 
theses presents And for Other good & Lawfull Considera- 
tions him there unto -Moving for Use Intent and purjDOSe 
here after Mentioned he ye Said Marten Wiltse Hath 
Granted Bargained Sold Conveyed Enfeoffed Released As- 
sured & Confirmed And by these presents doth Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Convey Enfeoffe Release Assure and Confirm 
Unto the sd Cornelias Reyerse & Adriaen Onderdonk their 
Heirs and Assigns forever A Certain Small Tract of Land 
Scituate Lying & being Within ye Limits of Hempstead 
above sd Near Success pond over Against ye House Lately 
belonging to Dirik Demott ye Same Begins at a Sassafrax 
Sapling Standing on ye East Side of ye high Way Which 
Leads from Madnans Neck to ye plains and Runs from 
thence Eastward five Rods and ten & a half feet then 
northward four rods & Eight and ahalf feet then West- 
ward Seven rods & ten foot to ye Said Way and from thence 



398 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

AloDg ye Same to ye place first begun being Bounded 
West by ye sd Hi/h Way & on the Other three Sides by ye 
Land of Said Marten Wiltse, togather with all ye Eights 
Easements priviledges Commodities advantages heriditi- 
ments & Appertenances to ye Same in any Manner of Ways 
belonging or properly Appertaining and also the Reversion 
and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Right Estate 
title property Possession Claim and Demand Whatsoever of 
him ye Said Marten Wiltse of in & to all and Singular ye 
above Granted Small tract of Land and premises With 
Every of the Appertenances To Have and to Hold ye above 

Page 212. 

Granted & Conveyed Small tract of Land & premises with 
Every ye Appertenances Unto them ye Sd Adriaen Onder- 
donck and Cornelias Reyerse and to their Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever to ye Use intent and purpose here after 
Mentioned that is to say, to ye Intent and piirpose that 
they the Said Cornelias Reyese & Adriaen Onderdonk and 
Every of their heirs & Assigns Shall atb all times hereafter 
permit and Suffer the Reformed Nether Dutch Congrega- 
tion of Hempstead above Said or Such Other person or 
persons as by them or ye Major part of them Shall be Nom- 
inated & appointed to Erect a Church or publick Edifice 
for ye pertioular Sole and only Use & Benifet of ye Re- 
formed Nether Dutch Congregation of the Said Town 
of Hempstead to Worship ye Almighty God in & to 
or for No other Ends purpose Use or Uses Whatsoever 
& further to ye Intent that ye Said Adriaen Onderdonk 
and Cornelias Reyerse & Either of them & all & Every of 
their or Either of their Heirs & assigns Shall att all times 
and times hereafter When Required Assign Release & make 
Over Unto the Said Reformed Nether Dutch Congregation 
of sd Town of Hempstead In Queens County or body 
pollitique incorporated Representing them or Any Such 
Succeeding Congregation or to Any Such person or persons 
as bvthem or their Successors Shall be for that End Nomi- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 399 

nated and appointed to ye Use & purpose Afore Said all 
ye sd Small tract of Land above Mentioned to be hereby 
granted -witli all ye Edifices theiron & Eights and privi- 
ledges afore sd with ye Appertenances to ye Same belong- 
ing to ye Use and purpose afore sd by Such Instruments & 
Conveyances in ye Law (at ye Cost and Charges of ye sd 
Grantees) as by their Councel in ye Law Shall in that 
behalf be Devised & ye sd Marten Wiltse for himself his 
Heirs Exetors and Admitrs Doth Covenant promise Grant 
and Agree to and with ye sd Cornelias Eeyerse & Adriaen 
Onderdonck their Heirs & Assigns that ye Above Granted 
& Conveyed Small lott or tract of Land & premises with ye 
Appertenances Are free and Clear from all Manner of 
Incumberances & Intanglements Wt soever & that he ye 
Said Marten Wiltse is ye Sole true and LawfuU Owner of 
ye Small tract of Land & premises & hath in him self at ye 
time of Sealing and Delivery of theses presents good Eight 
full power lawfull and Absolute Athority to grant and 
Convey away the same in fee Simple as Above Said and 
Lastly that ye Said Marten Wiltse his Heirs Exetors & 
Admrs ye same Above hereby granted and Conveyed Small 
tract of Land and premises With ye Appertenances Unto 

Page 212a. 
ye sd Adrian Onderdonck & Cornelias Eeyerse their Heirs 
and Assigns (for ye Use afore Said) Against all persons & 
people what soever Lawfully Claiming ye Same or Any 
part percell or Member thereof Shall and Will Warrant 
and for Ever by theses presents Defend In Witness Where- 
of ye sd Marten WUtse hath here Unto Set his hand and 
Seal ye Day and Year first Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In Presence of Mabten Wiltse (S) 

Cornelias Wiltse 
Maktin Ebyerson 

Hempstead May ye 10th 1745 Queens Coucty Then 
Came ye within Named Marten Wiltse personally before 



400 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Me Micah Smith one of his Maj Justices for Queens Coun- 
ty Assigned and Acknowledged this Within Wiitten InstrUf 
ment to be his Vohintary act and Deed 

Micah SmitbE 

To all Christiou people to whome theses presents Shall 
Come Know Yea that I James pine of Hempstead in 
Queens County in ye province of New York for and in Con- 
sideration of ye Sum of one hundread and fifty Six pounds 
to me in hand paid before ye Ensealing and Delivery of 
theses presents by John Hick of ye Same place the Receipt 
Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge and my Self their with 
fully Satisfied and Contented and their of and of Every 
part and percell do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye 
said J(jlin Hick his Heirs Extors and Administrators for 
Ever by theses presents have Given Granted Bargined 
Sold Alienated Conveyed and Confirmed and hy theses 
presents Do freely fully and Absolutely give Grant bargain 
Sell Allien Convey and Confirm Unto ye said John Hick 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever one Certain Messuage and 
tract of Land Scituate Lying and being in ye township of 
heinpstead in ye north Woods, on ye East Side of 
ye Koad that Leads from Cow Neck to ye plains, Butted 
and Bounded, Viz, fiist AVestardly by ye sd Neck Road 
and northerdly by John Smiths Land and Easterly 
partly by John Smiths land and partly by Joha Wil- 
liams Land and Southerly by Land of John Searing 
late Deceast, the Said tract Containing thirty four 
Acres, As it hath been Already Serveyed, to have and to 
hold the Said Granted and Bargained tract of Land With all 
ye Appertenances priviledges and Comodities to ye Same be- 
longing or in any Wise Appertaining to hi-m ye Said John 
Hick his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their only 
proper Use benifet and behoof forever And I ye Said 

Page 212b. 

James Pine for me my Heirs Exetors and Adminr's do 
Covenant promise and grant to and with ye Said John Hick 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 401 

his Heirs and Assigns that before ye Ensealing hereof I am 
ye true Sole and LawfuU Owner of ye Above Bargained 
and granted premises and am Lawfully Seized and possess- 
ed of ye Same in Mine own proper Eight as a good perfect 
and Absolute Estate of nheritance and have in my Self 
good Eight full power and Lawfull Athority to grant Bar- 
gain Sell Convey and Confirm ye Said Bargained tract of 
Land in Manner as above Said, and that ye Said John Hick 
his heirs and Assigns, Shall and may from 'tinie to time and 
at all times for Ever here after by Virtue of theses presents, 
Lawfully peacably and Quietly have hold Use Occupy 
possess and Enjoy the sd Demised and Bargained premises 
with ye Appertenances free and Clear and freely and Clear- 
ly Acquited Exonerated & Discharged of and from all and 
all manner of former gifts Grants Bargains Sales leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joynters Dowers Judments Exe- 
cutions Incumberances and troubles What Soever, and I ye 
Said James pine doe further Covenant & Bind my Self my 
Heirs Extors and Admin's firmly by theses presents to 
Warrant and Defend ye Said John Hick his Heirs & As- 
signs in Quiet and peacable possestion of all and Singular 
ye Said Granted premises Against any Just and Lawfull 
Claim of any person or persons What Soever. In Witness 
Whereof I the Said James pine have hereunto Set my hand 
and Seal this third Day of may one thousand Seven hun- 
dread and forty Six 

Sealed and Delivered 

Tn presence of Us James pine (S) 

Jacob Smith 

MiCAH Smith 

Meraorandom may ye 3th Day 1746 Then Came per- 
sonally 'the Within Named James Pine before me Micah 
Smith one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace Assigned 
for Queens County, abd acknowledged this Within Written 
Instrument to be his Volautary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 



402 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 



Page 213. 



This Instrument of Writing Made this Twenty Second 
Day of ye first month in ye Year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundread forty five Six tistifieth that Whereas Wee 
William Willis and John Willis both of Westbury and John 
Birdsall of Jerusalem all of ye Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County on Nassaw Island Yeaman having Bach of 
Us Certain Lands Lying on A neck at ye Soxith Side of ye 
Island Commonly Called and Known by ye name of New 
bridge Within ye Township Afore Said and in Order that 
Bach Man Should Bnjoy his own particular Eight in Sev- 
eralty, We have Made a Division theirbf According to Bach 
mans Right as ye Same is figured and Described in ye An- 
nexed Scheme, therefore We ye sd William Willis John 
^illis and John Birdsall do Covenant and Agree Severally 
and Destinctly to and With Each Other and with Bach of 
our Heirs Respectively That ye Under Described Devision of 
our Land as before Mentioned, Shall be good Substantial 
and Effectual to Bach of Us our Heirs and Assigns forever 
and that Each of Us shall by Virtue of this Division and 
his Heirs and Assigns in Severality Shall have and Hold 
ye Same free from any Let hindrance or Molestation of 
Either of the other parties or their heirs Extor or Admr 
for ever hereafter In Witness hereunto we have Bach of 
us Set to our hands and fixed our Seals the Day and Date 
Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In ye presence of William Willis (S) 

JosiAs Robins John Willis (S) 

Maby Willis John Birdsall (S) 



Sam Willis 



Map. 
Page 214. 



This Indenture Made this Eighteenth Day of November 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundread and forty 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 403 

five by and Between Amas Mott of Hempstead in Queen 
County on Nassaw Hand Yeaman of ye one part & Michael 
Mudge of ye Township of oysterbay in ye County above 
Said Mill Eight of ye other party Witnesseth that I the 
Said Amas Mott for and in ye Consideration of ye full & 
Just Sum of five Hundread and Sixty Seven pounds Seven- 
teen Shillings and Six pence of Good Currant Money of 
New York to me in hand well and truly paid by the Said 
Michael Mudge the Receipt Whereof I do Acknowledge 
and my Self fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof 
and of Every, part and percell do Release Acquit and Dis- 
charge ye Said Michael Mudge his Heirs Exetr and Admr 
and. Every of them for Ever by theses presents, hath given 
granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enffeoffe Assure Conveyd 
and Confirmed and by theses presents do freely Clearly 
and Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Alienate Enfeoffe 
Assure Convey and Confirm Unto him ye Said Michael 
Mudge his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, All that of one 
Certain Messuage and tract of Land Scituate lying and 
being within ye patent and Township of Hempstead afore 
Said Near ye East Side of Hempstead Harbour bounded as 
followeth, ye first peice Bounded as followeth, Begining att 
ye northwest Corner of sd peice att ye High Way Between 
this Land and Tho: pearsalls land and from thence Euning 
Easterly along ye South side of ye High Way, about one 
Hundread and thirty four Rods to ye High Way that Runs 
Southard, thence runing Southerly by ye High Way forty 
five Rods to William Ktrks Land, thence Westerly by 
William Kirks Land as the fence Now Stands Untill itt 
meets Tho: pearsalls Land, and from thence runing North 
one Degree twenty Minutes West Sixty four Rods and 
twenty ona Links of Chain to ye first Bounder Containing 
about ior'.y three Acres thirty one Sq'r Rods Including the 
Dwelling Housen Buildings Barns Orchards fences fields 
and Improvements, the Second peice begins at the North 
West Corner of ye turn of ye high Way by and Joyning to 
ye Land of Tho: pearsall thence Easterly by his Land 



404 hempstead town eecokds. 

Page 215. 
about one hundread and Seven rods to the Land I have 
Now Sold Salvenas Townsend thence Southerly by his 
Land to ye land he bought of Jerimiah Williams, thence 
Still Southerly by that Land Eighty two Rods and twenty 
Links to a white oak tree marked, thence South forty 
Seven Degrees and forty minutes West seven Rods to ye 
High Way, thence northerly by ye High Way about forty 
Bight rods to Eich'd Vail an tines Land thence North one 
Degree West thirty three Rod and two thirds to a black 
Oak Sapling Marked, thence West Two Degrees South 
twelve rods to ye above Said High Way, thence Northerly by 
ye High Way one Hundread & four rods to ye first bounds, 
Including within the Bounds Sixty Six Acres one hundread 
and fifty Seven Sqr Rods being Bounded one ye north by 
Tho: pearsalls Land on ye East by Salvenas Townsend 
Land one ye West partly by ye High ^ Way and part by 
Eich'd Vallantines Land . Togather with all ye Rights 
Liberties Immunities profits priveledges advantages ■with 
all ye Dwelling Housen barns Orchards fences feilds tim- 
bers trees woods under woods wells springs Riverlets or 
what soever Else belonging or in any kind Appertaining or 
Either of ye Said peices of Land with ye Reversions and 
Remainders thereof and all ye Estate right title Interest 
property claim and Demand Whatsoever of me ye Said 
Amas Mott of in or to ye above Bargained premises or any 
part thereof To have and to Hold, all ye above demised 
premises with all ye appertenances Unto him ye sd Michel 
Mudge his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own 
sole and proper Use benifet and behoof from hence forth 
and forever and I the sd Amos Mott doe Covenant promise 
and grant for my self my Heirs Executors and administra- 
tors to and with him ye said Michel Mudge his Heirs and 
Assigns that at ye time of ye Ensealing and before ye De- 
livery hereof I ye said Amas Mott am ye true sole and 
Lawfull owner of all ye Above Bargained premises and was 
Lawfully Seized and possessed theirof in mine own sole 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 405 

and proper Ilight of a good perfect and Absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in fee Simple and had in my self full power 
good Eight and Lawfull Athority to Sell and Dispose of 
ye same in manner Afore Said and that ye Said Michel 
Mudge his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may by Virtue 
hereof Lawfully Quietly and peacably have hold Use 
Occupy Command Enjoye & freely possess ye same free 
and Clearly acquited Released and fully Discharged of and 
from all manner of former and other Gifts grants bargains 

Page 216. 
Sales Leases Mortgauges Joynters dowries Judgments Exe- 
cutions Intails and Incumberances Whatsoever and further 
more I ye Said Amas Mott do here by Covenant Bind and 
Oblige my Self My Executors and . Adminrs to Warrant 
Secure and forever Defend all ye Above Bargained premi- 
ses with ye Appertenances Unto him ye Said Michel Mudge 
his Heirs and Assigns forever Against all ye Just and 
Lawfull Claims and Demands of all manner of persons 
Whatsoever In Witness here Unto I have Set to my Hand 
and fixed my Seal ye Day and Date Above Written 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of Amos Mott (S) 

Coles Mudge 

Gorge Downing 

Sam: Willis 

Memorandom that on ye 19th of July 1746 Personally 

Appeared before Me Dirick albertson one of his Majesties 

Just of ye peace for Queens County Assigned Coles Mudge 

and Gorge Downing two of the Within Witnesses and did 

Declare upon ye Holy Avangelist of almighty God that 

they Saw Amos Mott Sign Seal and Deliver ye Within 

Written Instrument to be his free and Volantary act and Deed 

and Like Wise that they Saw Sam: Willis Witness ye Same 

Acknowledged before Me 
^ DmiCK albektson Just 

Entered and Compared With ye Original by 

Micah Smith Clerk 



406 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 217. 
To all Cliristien people to whome this preseut Deed of 
Sail sliall Come Greeting Know Yea that I Jerimiah Wood 
of Hempstead in Queens County and Province for and in 
Consideration of full Satisfaction to me in hand already 
Received Have granted Bargained Released Conveyed 
made Over Confirmed Quitt Claimed and Sold Unto Adam 
Laurance of fHushing In ye County and Province aforesd 
and to his Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain ten 
shilling Patent Eight of plains in ye Township of 
Hempstead being part of ye Eight of my father Jerimiah 
Wood Deseased To Have and to Hold ye said patent 
Eight of plains for and to ye Sole and only proper Use 
Benifet and behoof of- him the Said Adam Laurance his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever and ye said Jerimiah Wood for 
him Self his Heirs Executors and Admrs Doth Covenant 
prpmise and Warrant ye sd Eight of plains Af'd Unto ye sd 
Adam Laurance and to his Heirs and Assigns Against all 
persons Lawfully Claiming Any Eight Titel or Interest to 
ye said premises shall and Will Warrant and forever De- 
fend by theses presents As Witness my Hand and Seal 
this Seventh Day of July 1744 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of Us his 

Heney Smith Jeeemiah :X: Wood (S) 

MiCAH Smith Mark 

July ye 7th 1744 
Then Appeared Before me Micah Smith Esq and one of 
his Maiesties Justices of ye peace for Queens County ye 
Within Named Jerimiah Wood and Did Acknowledge the 
Within Deed to be his Volantary Act and Deed 

Micah Smith 
Entered and Compared with ye original By 

Micah Smith Clerk 
Page 218. 

Tihs Indenture Made this fifth Day of December in ye 
Year of our liord Christ one thousand Seven hundread 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 407 

thirty Nine Between Peter Leister of Oysterby In Queens 
County on Nassaw Island and in ye province of New York 
Yeaman of ye one parte and Abram Garison of ye same 
place Yeaman of ye Otber parte Witnesseth That I ye sd 
peter Leister for and in ye Consideration of ye Sum of four 
Hundread and Eighty pounds Currant Lawfull Money of 
New York Afore said To me in hand paid before the En- 
sealing and Delivery hereof By ye said Abram Garison The 
Receipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledge & my Self their 
with fully Satisfied Contented and paid and theirof and 
theirfrom and from Every part and percell thereof do Ex- 
onerate Acquit and fully Discharge ye said Abram Garison 
his Heirs Exectors Admrs forever By theses presents have 
• Given Granted Bargained Sold Alianated Conveyed and 
Confirmed and by theses presents Do fully freely and Ab- 
solutely give Grant Bargain Sell Allien Convey and Confirm, 
Unto him ye said Abram Garison his Heirs and Assigns 
forever, One Messuage or tract of Land Situate Upon Great 
Neck so Called and Within ye Bounds of Hempstead & In 
ye County Aforesd The same Being one Equal Moietie or 
Northermost half parte of all that farm or plantation w'ch 
was John Monforts of Great Neck Deceast'd and sd North- 
ermost Half parte was Conveyed Unto me ye sd Peter 
Leister By Peter Monfort and Margret his Wife of ye 
Township of Bedding in ye County of Hunterdon In ye 
Western Division of New Jersey, and Abram Monfort and 
Sarah his Wife of Hempstead Afore said By Deed Bearing 
Date ye Eighteenth Day of Jeneuary Seventeen Hundread 
and thirty seven, And ye sd farm or plantation being 
Bounded in General Way or Manner iii ye form following. 
Westerly by ye Eoad or high Way, Southerly by Land 
Late belonging to Eighbill Mott Deceased, Easterly by 
Cow bay or Channel and Northerly By Lands Late be- 
longing to Robert Hubs Deceased Containing in Quantity 
two Hundread and twenty two Acres in the Whole farm, be 
itt More or Less, To gather with all priviledges Appertenan- 
ces and Commodities, to ye said Northermost Half parte of ye 



408 hempstead town becords. 

Page 219. 

Afore Mentioned farm of Upland belonging Within ye Equall 
Moetie or half part of all ye Meadow and Marshe belonging 
to ye Afore Mentioned Farm Lying at ye Bast End thereof 
(Always, Allowing to Jecobas Monf ort his Heirs and Assigns 
free liberty to pass and Eepass with Cart or Waggon front 
ye Southern part of ye Afore Mentioned farm to ye Landing 
on ye North Half parte thereof) To have and to Hold the 
Granted and Bargained premises with all ye Appertenanees 
priviledges Conveniences and Commodities to ye same be- 
longing or any Ways Appertaining (Excepting as is before 
Excepted) Unto him ye sd Abram Garison his Heirs and 
Assigns forever, To his and their only proper Use Benifit 
and behoof forever, and I ye said Peter Leister for me my 
Heirs Exetors and Admrts Do Covenant promise and Grant 
to and with ye said Abram Garison his Heirs and Assigns 
that before and at ye time of ye Ensealing hereof I am ye 
true Sole and Lawfull Owner of ye Above Bargained prem- 
ises and am Lawfully Seized and possessed of ye same In 
mine own proper Eight as good perfect and Absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have in myself good 
Eight full power and Lawfull Athority, to Grant Bargain 
Sell Convey and Confirm The Said Granted And Bargained 
premises In Manner as Above Said and that ye said Abra- 
ham Garisee his Heirs and Assigns shall and May from 
time to time att all times forever hereafter By force and 
Virtue of theses presents Lawfully Pecably and Quietly 
Have Hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy the Demised 
and Bargained premises With all itts Appertenanees (Ex- 
cepting as is before Excepted) free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and Discharged of and 
from all Manner of former and Other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowers Judgments Executions Extents and troubles what- 
soever and further more I ye sd Peter Leister for my Self 
my Heirs Extrs and Admrs Do Covenant and Engage the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 409 

Above Demised premises to him ye sd Abraham Garisee his 
Heirs and Assigns Against ye Lawfull Claims and Demands 
of any person or persons Whatsoever here after to Warrant 
Secure and Defend, And Sarah Leister ye Wife of me the sd 
Peter Leister Doth by theses presents freely and willing 
Give Yeild Up and Surrender All her Right of Dowry and 

Page 220. 

Power of thirds of In and Unto ye Above Demised prem- 
ises Unto him ye said Abraham Garisee his Heirs and As- 
signs, In Witness where of We have here LTnto set our 
hands & Seals ye Day and Date Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Petek Leister (S) 
Adbian Hegekman her 

Petebes Hegeeman Sabah :X: Leistee (S) 
David Seamans Mark \ 

September ye 26th 1743 
Then Appeared Peter Leister before Me Thomas Cornell 
one of His Majesties Justices of ye peace for Queens Coun- 
ty and Did Acknowledge this Deed to be his Volantary Act 
and Deed for ye Use Within Mentioned. 

Thomas Coenell 

Enter'd and Compared with ye original 

by MicAH Smith Clerk 

To all Christians to Whome theses presents shall Come 
Greeting Know yea that I Micah Smith of Hempstead in 
Queens County in ye province of New York for and in Con- 
sideration of ye sum of seventy Pounds Lawful! money of the 
province Above Said to me in hand paid before ye Enseal- 
ing and Delivery here of by Timothy Smith of ye same 
place the Receipt whereof I do Acknowledge, and my self 
their with satisfied and Contented and theirof and of Every 
part and percel theirof do Exonerate Acquit and Discharge 
ye said timothy Smith his Heirs Executors and Admrs for 
Ever by theses presents Have Given Granted Bargained 



410 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Sold Allienated Conveyed and Confirmed by theses presents 
do freely fully and Absolutely give. Grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Convey and Confirm Unto ye Said Timothy Smith 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever One Certain Messuage of 
Land and Meadow Scituate Lying and Being att ye South 
Side of Hempstead in a Neck Called Washband Neck But- 
ted and Bounded Viz Begining by ye High Way at ye 
North East Corner thence Euning Southerly as ye fence 
now stands by ye high Way, till itt Comes to Lees Land at 
ye point thence Westerly as ye fence stands till it Come 
to ye line of my pond thence Southerly as that line Buns 
till itt Comes to my fence in ye Meadow thence Southerly 
as ye fence and Ditch goes Thence from ye End of ye 

Page 221. 

Ditch on a Strait line to ye Bottom of my said Meadow 
where it meets Coes Neck Creek and Southerd and West- 
erly till it meets Timothy Smiths Meadow thence North- 
erly by timothy Smiths Meadow till itt Comes to ye Main 
Ditch at ye North End thence Easterly by ye Ditch to ye 
fence parting Lees fly and this said Meadow Thence 
Northerly till itt Comes to timothy Smith Land thence 
Easterly and Westerly by Tim Smiths to Lees Land or 
fence at ye norwest Corner thence Easterly as ye fence 
stands to ye first place of begining, and providing and Re- 
serving A high way that Leads a Cross ye north End of ye 
said Lott to tim Smith Land for Carting hay, the general 
Bounds Viz the Upland Bounded East by ye high way, 
The pond or fly by Lees point, the Salt Meadow East by 
platts meadow. South by ye Creek West by tim Smiths 
Meadow, and North by Lees fly Lot, And ye pond and Up- 
land by Lees Land, To have and to Hold the said Granted 
and Bargained premises with all ye Apertenances privi- 
ledges & Commoditys to ye same belonging or in any Wise 
Appertaining to him ye said Tim Smith his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever to his And their only proper Use Benifit 
and Behoof forever and I the said Micah Smith for me my 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 411 

Heirs Exetors and Admrs do Covenant, promise and Grant 
to and with ye said Timothy Smith his Heirs and Assigns 
that before ye Ensealing hereof I am ye true Sole and Law- 
full Owner of ye Above Bargained premises and am Law- 
fully Seized and possesed of ye same in mine own proper 
Right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance 
and have in my self good Rightfull power and LawfuU 
Athority to grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm ye said 
Bargained premises in Manner as above said, and that ye 
sd timothy Smith his Heirs and Assigns shall and may 
from time to time and att all times for ever hereafter by 
Yirtue of theses presents Lawfully peacably and Quietly 
have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy the said Demised 
and Bargained premises with ye Appertenances free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Acquited Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all and all manner of former Gifts 
grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgauges Wills Entails 
Joynters Dowers Judgments ExecutioDS and Lioumber- 
ances What soever and I ye said Micah Smith do further 
Covenant and Bind my self my Heirs and Admrst firmly by 
theses presents to Warrant and Defend the said timothy 
Smith his Heirs and Assigns in Quiet and peacable posses- 
sion of all and Singular ye sd Granted premises against 
any Jufet and LawfuU Claim of any person or persons 
Whatsoever, whereof I ye said Micah Smith and With the 

Page 222, 

good liking of Phebe my Wife, have hereunto set our hands 
ye Second Day of April One Thousand S^veti Hundread 
and forty Six 

Sealed and Delivered 

In presence of us Micah Smith (S) 

Chaeles Petees Phebe Smith (S) 

John Rowland 
Jonathan Smith 
Memorandom August ye 6th Day 1746 Then Came the 
Within Named Micah Smith before me Richard titas one 



412 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

of his Majesties Justices of je peace Assigned for Queens 
County and Acknowledged this Within Written Instruipent 
to be his Volantarj Act and Deed 

ElCHAED TiTAS 

Entered and Compared with ye Original by 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

By the Eequest of Ephrani Valentine and Aron Van No- 
strand wee have Survayed and Layed out A Certain high- 
way beginning at A walnut Sapling Near the Afore said 
aron Van Nostrands Line So Eunning Soothardly Betwen 
the Aforesaid Aron Van Nostrands Land and John Cornels 
Land two Eods wide Untill itt meets with the North End 
of the Lane and So on as the fence Now Stands to the path 
that Leads from westbury to Herrioks as wituess our 
hands at hempstead the' 17th Day of April 1747 

Joseph Mott 
John Doblon 

April 18th 1747 Compared and Entered by Val :Hw't: 
Peters Clerk 

By the Eequest of the Neighboorhood Wee John Dorlon 
and Joseph Mott Tow of the Comisiners for Laying out 
highways In the Township of Hempstead having this Day 
Taken a Vew of a highway Layed out the 15th Day of June 
1727 and wheiras theire are Some Disputes where part of 
the aforesaid highway Shoold Eun Which wee Alow ■ To 
Continue along By the Northwest Corner of Jacobus Peter- 
sons Land and So Euning the North Side of his Wood 
Land untill itt Comes to the Eoad that Leads from Fos- 
tersmedow to Joseph Schidmors Mill and the Said highway 
Wee alow to Be a Gaite Way of Two Eods Wide Witness 
our hands this 16th Day of November 1747 

Joseph Mott 
John Doelon 

Entered and Compared By Val :Hew't: Petees Clerk 



hempstead town records. 413 

Page 223. 

To all to Whome theise Presents: Shall Come Elisabeth 
Dusenberry and John Dusenberry hur husband of hemp- 
stead and Mary powel and Waite Powel hur husband and 
Jane Mudg all of oysterbay all in Queens County on Nas- 
saw Island and In the province of New York Sendeth 
Greeting Know Ye, that wee the Said Elizabeth Dusen- 
berry John Dusenberry mary powell Waite powell and 
Jane Mudg for and In the Consideration of the Sum of 
Eight Hundred and fifteen pounds Current LawfuU money 
of New York afore said to us In hand paid Before the En- 
sealing and Delevering of theise presents Well and Truly 
paid By Able Smith Jur La,ite of oysterbay aforesd the 
Receipt where of wee Do herby acknowledg and our Selves 
theirwith fully and Intirely Satisfied and Contented and 
for other Good Causes and Considerations Us the sd Eliza- 
beth Dusenberry John Dusenberry Mary powel Waite 
powel and Jane Mudg more Especially moving have Re-^ 
mised Released and forever Quitt Claimed and by these 
presents Do for us and Each and Every of Us and Each 
and Every of our heirs Extrs and Adm'trs fully freely 
Clearly and Absolutely Remise Release and for Ever Quit 
Clame unto the Above sd Abel Smith and to his heirs- and 
Assigns forever all that of our Right or Interest or pre- 
tended Right or lutrest Claim Property or Demand of to 
and In all that plantation with the Mill Houses Barnes and 
other Improvements their on which our Brother Jarvis 
Mudge Laite of Hempstead Dyed Seized of Scituated on the 
East Side of Hempstead Harbour and Lying partly In Hemp- 
stead and partly in oysterbay and Bounded as followeth, Viz, 
Westwardly partly By sd Harbour and partly by Jarvis 
Dusinberys Land Southwardly By Thomas parsalls Land 
Eastwardly partly By Jacob Motts Land and paitly By 
Doras CoUiars Land and partly By Land Belonging to the 
Estate of Sam'l Doty Deseased or the path that Leads from 
sd Jacob Motts to Jacob Doty, Northardly as the fence now 



414 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Stands Containing By Estimation within the sd Bounds' 
one hundread and thirty Acres Be the Same More or Less 
Togather with all the appurtenances previledges Conveni- 
ences and Commodityes to the Same Belonging or In Any 
Wise appertaining unto the Above Bounded and Remised 
tract of Land and primises the above Mentened Jarvis 
Mudge Des'd Dyed Intestate and the Aforementioned and' 
Remised Lands and Herideterments Desended Down In 
CoHeirship, to his aforementioned three Sisters Viz, Elisa- 
beth Dusenberry Mary powel and Jane Mudge To Have 
and to Hold the above Remised and Released Land and 
premises with all the appurtenances previledges Convenances 
Commodityes to the same Belonging or In Any wise apper- 
taining Unto him the Said Able Smith and to his heirs and 
assigns forever and wee the sd Elizabeth Dusenbery John 
Dusenbery Mary powel Waite powel and Jane Mudge Do 
forever Release Acquitt and Discharge our Selves of the 
Same So that Nither wee the Said Elisabeth Dusenbery 

Page 224. 

John Dusenbery Mary powel Waite powel and Jane Mudge 
nor Neither of Us or our heirs nor Any other person or per- 
sons for us or them or In our or theire Name or names 
Right title or Stead Shall or May by Any Ways or Means 
heirafter have Clame Challinge or Demand any Bstaite or 
Intrest of In or to the Same premises Butt from all Action 
title or Interest of In or to the premises or any part theirof 
Shall and will be Utterly Debared and Excluded forever 
be theise presents and furthermore wee the sd Elizabeth 
DiTsenbery John Dusenbery Mary powel Waite powel and 
Jane Mudge Do Covenant to and with the Said Abel Smith 
and wee Do by theise presents Bind our Selves and our 
heirs to Warrent and forever Defend the sd Abel Smith his 
heirs and Assigns In the Above Released premises In Man- 
ner and form afore Specified Against our and each of our 
heirs and assigns and Every of them by theise presents In 
Witness wheirof we the sd Elizabeth Dusenbery John Dns- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 415 

enbery Mary powel Waite powel and Jane Mudge have 
■heirunto Set our hands and seals this thirteenth Day of 
July In the year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven 
hundred and forty one 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Elizabeth Dusenbereb (S) 

Jarvis Dusenberee John Dusenbebee (S) 

Samson Crooker Mary Powell (S) 

David Seaman Waite Powell (S) 

Jane Mudg (S) 

Memorandom that on the Day and Daite within Written 
the Within Written Elizabeth Dusenbery John Dusenbery 
Mary powel Waite powel and Jane Mudge personally Ap- 
peared before Me David Seaman Esqr one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common pleas for Queens County Assigned 
and acknowledged the within written Instrument to be 
their Eeal Act and Volantery Deed Which having Exam- 
ined I Allow to Be Recorded 

. David Seaman 
Entered and Compared with the Original By me 

Val: Hew't: Peters 

Clerk 

Page 225. 

This Indenture maid this Seventeenth Day of april in 
the Eighth Year of the Reign of our Soverign Lord king 
Georg over Great Britten france and lerland Defender of 
the faith &c and In the year of Mans Salvation Seventeen 
Hundreed Twenty two Between William Cornell of Hemp- 
stead In Queens County on Nassaw Island In the Colony 
of New York Esqr of the one part and Richard Cornell of 
the ' Same place yoman of the other part Witneseth that 
the Said William Cornell for Divers good Causes and Con- 
siderations him theirunto moving but more Especially for 
the Natural Love and affections Which he has and Doe 
Bare to his Loving Son Richard Cornell abovesaid Have 



416 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Given and Granted and the Said William Cornell Doth By 
Vertue of theise presents more fully Clearly and Absolutely 
Give and Grant to his Son Kiehard Cornell and to his heirs 
and Assigns for Ever all that farme and plantation wheiron 
my father Richard Cornell Deseased formely Lived on, 
Which is Now In the possession of my sd Son Richard 
Cornell (the Beach and the Meadows theirunto Adjoyning 
with a Suffecient Way over the Said Land for the sd William 
Cornell his heirs and Assigns to pass and Repass to And 
from the sd Beach only Excepted) being bounded Westerly 
Northerly and Easterly by Lands of Thomas Cornell and 
South by a Ditch or fence also one pice of Salt Meadow 
Lying on Rocks point Containing ten Acres be the Same 
more or Less bounded Easterly and Westerly by the 
meadows of the Sd Thomas Cornell Northerly By the 
Bay and Southarly by a Ditch all which Said Land and 
meadow ground and premises with all and Every of the 
Appurtenances I the Sd William Cornell Do own and Ac- 
knowledge to have Given and Granted as Above Said with all 
houses out houses orchards Gardens fencings Barnes 
Stables Timber Trees Woods under Woods Standing or 
Lying on the Same or any part theiiof and Also all the 
Estate Right title Intrest property Claime and Demand of 
in and to the Same with the Remainders and Reservations 
theirof To Have and To Hold the above said pice of Land 
and meadow Ground and premises with- all and Every of 
the Appurtenances unto him the said Richard Cornell his 
heirs and Assigas for Ever and the Said William Cornell 
for himself his heirs Execus and Admrs Doth further Cove- 
nant promise Grant and agree to and with the said Richard 
Cornell his heirs and Assigns that he the Said Richard 
Cornell his heirs and assigns may and shall from time to 
time and at all times for Ever heirafter Quietly have hojd 
use occupy possess and Enjoy the Same without any Lett 
trouble MoUestation Evection Ejection Interruption or 
Denial of the Said William Cornell his heirs and assigns 
In Witness wheirof the partyes to theise presents have 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 417 

Enterchaingabley put to their hands and Seals The Day 

Page 226. 
and Year first above Writton 
Sealed <fe Delevered 

in the presents o| Wi: Coenell (S) 

James Joedan 
T. Whitehead 
memorandom that on the thirteenth Day of ffebuary annoq 
Domi 1722 Came before Isaac Hicks Esqr Judg of the 
Court of Common pleas for Queens County the within 
Named William Cornel Esqr and Did own and Acknowledg 
that he Did Seal and Deliver the within Written Deed of 
Gift for the Uses within Mentioned 

Isaac Hicks 
Entered and Compared with the orrigenal By Mee 

Val: Hewlett: Petees: 

Clerk 

To all Christian people to whome theise presents shall 
Come I Isaac Smith of hempstead In Queens County In 
the province of New York Send Greeting know ye that I 
Isaac Smith for and In Consideration of Love good will 
and E£fection Which I have and Do Bear towards my 
Loveing Soji Micah Smith of the Said hempstead County 
and Province afore said have Given and Granted and By 
theise presents Do fully freely and Absolutely Give and 
Grant Unto the said Micah Smith his heirs and Assigns 
the one half part of a Certain tract of Land In the North 
Woods In the Bounds of the Said hempstead that I Bought 
of Thomas Parsall and the half part of that Land which I 
Bought of Elias Dorlon and the one half part of that Land 
which I Bought of Ephram Cheesman and the half of all 
my Eight In that whole Tract and parsall of Land Togath- 
er with all my Eight Title Intrest Clame and Demand what- 
soever which I now have or which any or Either of my 
heirs Executors administraiters or Assigns May heirafter 



418 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

have of to or In tlie Said Granted Premises or any part 
theirof To have and to hold the fore Granted Primises unto 
him the Said Micah Smith his heirs and Assigns for Ever 
absolutely withought any manner of Consideration as I the 
Said Isaac Smith have fully freely and absolutely and of 
my one word and Putt In further Testimoney In Witness 
wheirof I have heirunto Sett my hand and Seal this Eighth 
Day of June Ano Dominy 1725 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In presents of Isaac Smith (S) 

John Pudney 
James Denton 

Queens County November ye 12th Day 1735 then Came 
the within Named John Pudney one of the Wittneses to 
the within Deed personally Before me John Messenger 
Esqr one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of 
ye sd County and Declareth on oath that he See Isaac 
Smith Sign and Seal the within written Instrument and 
Did Heir him Declaire itt to Bee his act and Deed and att 
ye Same time he See James Denton Sign as Witness to the 
Said Deed I alow this Deed to Be Recorded 

John Messenger 

Entered and Compared With the original By 

, Valentine H Petees Clerk 

Page 227. 

Hempstead in Queens County November 2d 1748 
By Virtue of an act (j)f the General assembly Intitled for 
the Regulation arid Laying out publick highways in Kings 
County Queens County Richmond & Orang County wee 
Solomon Seman & John Dorlon Commisiners for the town 
of Hempstead to regulate and Lay out Such Highways as 
are Nessary for the Inhabitants Theirof having Been Re- 
qilired by Mary Cornel Widow and Relick of Thomas Cor- 
nel Deceased to Lay, out for the use of hur Drawing water 
and Repairing hur Well and having Vewed the premises 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 419 

found it actually Nessary to proseed to the Same & to Cer- 
tifie all that may Conform by Virtue of an Act of the Gen- 
erall assembly for Kegulaiting and Laying out publick 
Highways We the Said Solomon Seman and John Dorlon 
Have Laid out a. Certain highway twenty foot Wide and 
ten foot Long on the South Side of the Land of Mary Cor- 
nell Directly South into Jeremiah Dodges Land ten foot 
from the Line Southardly into his Land abought South 
East from hur Dwelling House as Witness our hands the 
Day and Year first above Written 

SoLOMAN Seman 
John Doklon 
Entered and Compared With the original By 

Valentine Hw't Peters Clerk 

1749 April 15th Then Jeremiah Dodge protested against 
the Abovesaid highway & ordered his protest to be Entered 
Entered By me 

Valentine Hewlett Peters ' 
Town Clerk 

Hempstead September the 14th 1749 This is to Certifie 
that Joseph Motfc & Robert Marvin two of the Commissi- 
nors of the highway roads have Taken a vew of the old 
path that Leads out of fosters medow Road to Joseph 
Schidmors mill and a Cross the Dam untill it Comes to the 
Gaite that Leads into hungry harbour neck and Judg the 
Same to be Suffecient and we Lay it out two Rods Wide 
all Along as the path Runs 

Joseph Mott 
' Robert Marvin 

Entered & Compared With the Original By 

Valentine Hw't Peters Clerk 

Page 228. 

To Messrs Joseph Mott Robert Marvell & John Dorlon 
Commissinors of the highways in Hempstead Whearas 
John Jackson Thomas Stevenson & Thomas Waters the 



420 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

twenty third Day of March in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven hundred & five Did Lay out a highway 
Begining at a Highway that Leads from Mesketecove to 
Hempstead about half a Mild or a Little more in the 
Woods Running Easterdly to a pond thence Round the pond 
thence from the Said pond Southardly Untill it Comes to 
the North End of Peter -Tituses Land thence Eastwardly 
Between Peter Tituses Land & Ephram Valentines Land & 
through Richard Townsends Land To a highway in Metine- 
cock Hollow as by the Records of queens County Doth 
fully Appear therefore we under written freeholders within 
the Township of hempstead aforesaid thinking it Nessesary 
& Expedient that some Small part of the Aforesaid high- 
way Should Be Altered Do Request that you the Aforesd 
Commissinors would Lay out a highway beginning at the 
Abovesd pond and So Running Southardly as the Road 
Now Goes Ontill it Comes to the End of peter Titus's Land 
thence Eastwardly Between the abovesaid Peter Titus's 
and Ephram Valentines Land as the abovesd highway Runs 
to Mittinecock hollow Daited the 27th of May 1749 

Georg Hewlett Jacob Valentine Joseph Clement 

Will Loynes Nath' Seman Jur James Ellison 

John Towndsend John Combs Aron Vanostrent 

Jonathan Smith Henry Valentine John Balden 

John Vanostrent Ephram Valentine Charles Peters 

John Williames Edward Peters 

At the Request of the persons within Named wee John 
Dorlon & Joseph Mott tow of the Commisinors for Laying 
out highways in the township of hempstead Do heirby 
Certifi that wee have Altered Such part of the Within Men- 
tioned Highway as is Set forth in the Within petetion 
Witness our hands this 25th Day of Desember 1749 

John Doelon ) ^ , 
Joseph Mott \ ^°"^ ^• 

Entered & Compared with ye Orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't Petees Clerk 



hempstead town becobds. 421 

Page 229. 

To all Christion People to whome theise presents Shall 
Come I Isaac Smith of Hempstead In Queens County In 
the Province of New York Send Greeting know ye that I 
Isaac Smith for and In Consideration of Love good will 
and Affection which I have and Do Bear towards my Love- 
ing Son Micah Smith of the Said hempstead County and 
province aforesaid have given and Granted and By theise 
presents Do fully freely and absolutely Give & Grant unto 
the Said Micah Smith and his heirs and assigns for ever 
the Equal half part of all my Land In the North Woods 
that Lyeth Betwen that High way that Leads from the 
plaines to Cow Neck and Timothy Smiths Land and Like- 
wise one Equal half of all my Undivided Land In the 
Bounds of Hempstead and A Certain Lott of Medow Ly- 
ing and Being Att South In A Neck Called Washbonds 
Neck Togather with all the Eight Tittle Intrest Clame and 
Demands whatsoever which I now have or which any or 
Either of my heirs Executors administrators or assigns 
May heirafter have of to or In the Said Granted Primises 
unto him the said Micah Smith his heirs and Assigns for 
Ever Absolutely Withought any Manner of Condition as 
the Said Isaac Smith have fully freely and absolutely and 
of mine Accord and Putt In further Testimoney In Wit- 
ness Wheirof I have heirunto Set My hand and Seal this 
Twenty third Day of March Anno Domini 1726-27 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presents, of Isaac Smith (S) 

T : Temple 
JosiAS Smith 

Queens County Desember the Seventeenth Day 1729 

Then Came the within Named Isaac Smith Personally 
Before Me David Jones Judg of the Court of Common 
Please of Queens County and full Examination being Maid 



422 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Declared this Within Written Deed to be his free Act and 
Deed. 

David Jones 

Entred and Compared with the original By 

Valentine H Peters Clerk 

Page 230. 

This Indenture maid the fifth Day of June in the Twen- 
tyeth Year of the Eeign of our Soverign Lord Georg the 
Second by the grace of God of Great Britan france and 
Ireland king' Defender of the faith &c Anno Domini Sev- 
enteen Hundred and forty Seven Bet wen Isaac Onderdonck 
of Hempstead In Queens County In his Majestyes Colony 
of New York Yeoman and Anne his Wife of the one part 
and Stephen Cornel of the Township of flushing In the 
County and province aforesaid Sadler of the other part 
Witneseth that the Said Isaac onderdanck by and With the 
free and Voluntary Consent of Anne his Said Wife Signified 
by hur Being Maid a party to and Sealing and Delivering 
of theise presents and for and in Consideration of the sum 
of three Hundred and twenty pounds Current Lawful! 
money of this Colony to him in hand paid by the Said 
Stephen Cornell at and before the Ensealing and Delivery 
heirof the Receipt Wheirof he Doth heirby Acknowledg 
and himself to be theirwith fully Satisfied Contented and 
paid and theirof and of Every part and parcel theirof Doth 
Acquit Release Exonerate and Discharge the Said Stephen 
Cornel his heirs Exe'rs and adm'rs and Every of them for- 
ever by theise presents Hath Granted Barrgained Sold 
Alined Enfeoffe Convay'd and Confirmed and in and by 
theise presents Doth Grant Bargain Sel alien Enfeoff Con- 
vay and Confirm unto the Said Stephen Cornel his heirs 
and assigns forever All Theise Certain pices of Lands Scit- 
uate Lying and Being In Hempstead aforesaid and now in 
the possession of the Sd Isaac onderdunck the first bounds 
theirof Begining at a certaine Road that Leads from Hemp- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBD0. '' 423 

stead planes to MadNans Neck So Euning Southardly by 
the Said Road as fence now Stands Untill it meets with 
Richard Cornels Land thence westerly and Notherly by 
the Said Richard Cornels Land Untill it comes to a Certain 
pond as the fence Now Stands the pond Commonly Called 
Success pond thence Easterly by the Said pond Untill it 
meets with the place wheir it first Began the Same Contain- 
ing Ten Acres be the Same more or Less Another Certain 
pice Laying by the Said Road and is Butted and Bounded 
as foUoweth, Viz, Begiaing at A Certain Marked white oak 
tree Standing by the Road thence Runing Easterly by Land 
of John Cornels and the Land which was Cornelias poleha- 
mus Running along the Said polehamus Land Untill it 
Comes to the Said Road thence Northerly by the Road 
Untill it Comes to the White oak tree wheir it iirst Began 
the Same Comtaining forty Eight Acres be the Same more 
or less Another Certain pice Laying by the Road Which 
Leads from Cow Neck to Success and is Butted and Bound- 
ed as followeth, Viz, Begining at the Said Road and thence 
Running Eastardly by Land of Caleb Morrel to Land of 
John Smith Rock thence Running Southardly by Land of 

Page 231. 

the Said John Smith Rook Untill it Meets with the Land of 
James Smith westardly by the Said James Smiths Land Untill 
itt meets with the Said Road that Leads from Cow Neck to 
Success thence notherly by the Said Road Untill it Comes 
to the Land of Caleb Morells wheir it first Began the Same 
Containing Two Acres Togather with all Houses Edifices 
Buldings orchards Gardens fences Hedges Ditches fences 
wooils under woods Commons and Common of pasture ways 
waters Easements prevelidges Advantages and Appurten- 
ances theirunto Belonging any part or parcell theirof or in 
any Ways theirunto Appertaining and all the Remainder 
and Remainders Reversion and Reversions theirof and all 
the Estate Right Tittle Intrest property possesion Clame 
and Demand whatsoever of them the Said Isaac onderdunk 



424 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEiDS. 

and Anne his "Wife their or Either of their Heirs Exers or 
Admrs of in and to the Same to have and to Hold all and 
Singular the Said Granted and Bargained premises With 
their and Every of their appertenances unto him the Said 
Stephen Cornel his heirs and Assigns forever to his' and 
their own proper use benefitt and behof without any Man- 
ner of condition absolutely forever and the Said Isaac on- 
derdonk for himself his heirs Exc'rs and Adtrs and Every 
and Either of them Doth Covenant promiss and Grant to 
and with the Said Stephen Cornel his heirs and Assigns 
that and Before the Ensealing and Delevery df this Inden- 
ture he the Said Isaac onderdonck is the true Sole and 
Lawfull owner of all and Singular the above Granted and 
Bargained primises and is Lawfully Seized and possessed 
of the Same In his own proper Right as A Good perfect 
and Absolute Estate of Inheritance and hath In himself 
good Right full power and Lawfull and absolute Authority 
to Gralnt bargain Sell and Convey the Same In Manner as 
Above said and that it Shall and May be Lawfull to and 
for the Said Stephen Cornel his Heirs and assigns from 
Time to Time and at all Times forever Heirafter Lawfully 
peacably and "Quitly to have hold Use Occupy possess and 
Enjoy all and Singular the said granted and Bargained 
primises and Every part and p^rsell theirof with their and 
Every of their appertenances free and Clear and freely 
Clearly and Absolutely Acquited Released and Discharged 
of and from and from all manner of former and other gifts 
grants Bargains Sailes Leases Mortgauges Jointers Dowrys 
Wills Entailes Extents Judgments Executions Troubles and 
Incumbrances Whatsoever and the Said Isaac onderdanck 
for himself his heirs Exctrs and Admrs Doth further Cov- 
enant promis and Grant to and with the .Said Stephen Cor- 
nel his heirs and assigns In the Quite and peacable posses- 
sion and Enjoyment of all and Singular the Said Granted 
and Bargained premises Shall and will Warrent and forever 
Defend by theise presents against the Lawfull and Just 
Claimes of Any person or persons whatsoever Claming or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 425 

heirafter to Claime the Same or Any part their of In Wit- 
ness wheirof the above Named Isaac onderdanck and Anne 
his Wife have heirunto Bet their hands and Seals the Day 
and year first above AYritten 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presents of Isaac ondeedonck (S) 

Beni Cornell ' Anne ondeedonck (S) 

Benj'n Hicks 

Jas Cornell 

March 25th 1748 Then appeared before me Thomas 
Hicks one of the Judges of Common Please for Queens 
County the Within Named Isaac Onderdouok Within 
Named and Anne his Wife and She Being Privatly Exam- 
ined According to Law and Did Acknowledge the Within 
Written Deed to be their Volluntary Act and Deed and fin'd- 
ing No Keasure Nor Enterlination I alow this Deed to be 
Eecorded 

T Hicks 

Entered and Compared With the original By 

Valentine Hw't Petees 

Clerk 

Page 233. 

To all Christion people to whome theise presents Shall 
Come Greeting know ye that I William Willis of westbury 
in the bounds of Hempstead in Queens County on Nawsaw 
Island yoman for and in the Consideration of the full and 
Ju^t Sum of one Hundred and Sixty pounds of good Cur- 
rent and Lawfull Money of the Colony of New York to me 
in hand paid By Williams Seman Isaac Doty and Robert 
Seman all of Jerioo In the bounds of oysterbay in the 
County and Island aforesaid the Receipt Wheirof I the 
Haid William Willis Do hereby acknowledge and my Self 
theirwith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and theirof 
and from Every part and parcell theirof Do Acquitt Eeleace 



426 ' HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS 

and fully Discharge them the Said Williams Seman Isaac 
Doty and Eobart Seman and Each and Every of them and 
Each of their Heirs Executors and Administrators and 
Every of tnem forever by theise presents have Given Grant- 
ed Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Assured Conveyed 
and Confirmed and By theise presents Do fully freely 
tllearly and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell alien En- 
feoffe assure Convey and Confirm Unto them the Said Wil- 
liames Seman Isaac Doty and Robert Seman to be Equally 
Divided amongst them and to Remain In Severalty and their 
heirs and assigns forever all that of A Certain Eott of Salt 
and fresh meadow and upland Lying at South at a Neck 
Commonly C ailed and known by the name of New Bridge 
within the pattent and Township of Hempstead abovesaid 
the lott of meadow is bounded as foUoweth on the West by 
a Lott belonging to Obediah Valentine on the East by a 
Lott of medow Laitely Belonging to Benjamin Seman now 
in the Claime and possession of John and Jeremiah Rob- 
bins on the North by the Upland and on the South by the 
Bay of Salt Water be it in quantity of Acers more or Less 
the upland Lying in Several pices the first pice is bounded 
as followeth on the East by John Willis his upland and so 
Running Northwardly into the flag pond and being about 
three Rods Wide in the pond and Running South westwardly 
and then Westwardly by John Birdsalls Upland to a White 
oak Marked Jpyning to Samuel Willis his upland an thence 
Running South Ten degrees and one Quarter of a degree 
East untill it Meets With Nathaniel Semans his Medow 
and thence by his Medow Untill it Comes to Obediah 

Page 234. 

Valintines medow thence Running Eastwardly by his med- 
ow untill it Comes to the lott of medow above Granted and 
then bounded Southward and Eastwardly by sd Lott untill 
ib Comes to the Northeast Corner and thence Running 
Westwardly by John Willis his upland untill it Comes to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS 427 

the first bounds Containing By Estimation about Two Acres 
be it more or Less the Next pice Lyeth Joyning to the 
Northside of the old fence of the Neck and is undivided 
Betwen me and my Brother John Willis it being the three 
fifths of all that Lot of Land that was Laid out to my father 
William Willis Lying Betwen the Neck fence and the Cross 
Eoad (one acre first only Excepted at the South west Cor- 
ner to my Brother Samuel Willis) Containing Betwen five 
and Six Acres in this pice and also all my Eight of Land 
and Swamp that I have Lying Northward of Samuel Willis 
his Land that Runs a Cross the Neck (above the Cross Eoad) 
and Betwen Little Neck Swamp and the west Side of the 
East Branch of the Ceder Swamp and So Northward to the 
Brushei plaines be it in Quantity of acres more or Less to- 
gether with all the medow Ground Mashes Ditches Dreans 
Creeks ponds pools Water Water Courses' Eivfeluts Springs 
fences filds Inclosurs Timber Trees Woods underwoods and 
all and Every other Eight member or appurtenance whatso- 
ever with the Eeversions and Remainders and all the Es- 
tate Eight Tittle loterest Inheritance propety possession 
Claime and Demand whatsoever of me the Said William 
Willis of in and to All the Above Bargained primises with 
their Appurtenances To have and to hold unto them the 
Said Williames Seman Isaac Doty and Eobart Seman as 
Tenants in Common in Manner following that is to Say the 
Equal one third part of all the Medow ground and Lands 
above Expressed unto him the Sd Williams Seman and his 
Heirs and assigns forever and the one Equal third part of 
all the medow Ground and Lands above Expressed unto 
him the Said Isaac Doty his Heirs and Assigns forever and 
the one Equal third part of all the meadow Ground and 
Lands above expressed unto him the Said Eobart Seman 
his heirs and assigns forever and to the only proper Use 
Benifitt and behoof of them the Said Williames Seman Isaac 
, Doty and Eobart Seman in Severalty in Manner as above 
Expressed and unto their Heirs and assigns Eespectively 
forever and I the Said William Willis for ane my heirs Ex- 



428 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

ecutors and Administrators Do Covenant Promis Grant and 
agree to and with them the Said Williames Seman Isaac 

Page 235. 

Doty & Robert Seman Respectively and with their Respect- 
ive heirs and assigns that at the Time of the En sealing and 
before the JDelevery heirof the said "William Willis was the 
Tru Sole and LawfuU owner of all and Every part of the 
above Bargained premises and Was Lawfully Seized and 
possessed theirof in my own proper Right of a Good per- 
fect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and 
had in my Self full power Good Right and LawfuU Author- 
ity to Sell and Dispose of all the above Granted primises 
With the Appurtenances and that they the Said Williams 
Seman Isaac Dotv and Robert Seman and .Each of them as 
Tenants In Common their heirs and assigns Shall and may 
by force and Virtue of theise p' resents In manner as above 
Expressed Shall and may have hold use occupy Command 
Enjoy Improve and possess all the above Bargained prim- 
ises with all the Appurtenances theirunto Belonging free 
and Clear and freely and Clearly acquited Released and 
fally Discharged of and from all manner of former and 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sailes Leases Mortgages Joyn- 
tors Dowreys Judgments Intailes Executions and Incum- 
berances Whatsoever and furthermore I the Said William 
Willis Do heirby Covenant Bind and Oblidg my Self my 
heirs Executors and Administrators to Warrent Secure and 
forever Defend all the Above Bargained primises with the 
Appurtenances unto them the Said Williames Seman Isaac 
Doty and Robert Seman as Tenants in Common and to 
their Respective Heirs and Assigns in Severalty forever in 
manner as above Limited and Expresed against all the Just 
and LawfuU Olaimes and Demands of all persons Whome 
soever In Witness heirunto I the Said William Willis hath 
Sett to my hand and fixed my Seal this fifth Day of the 
third month Called May In the Year of our Lord one thow- 
sand Seven Hundred and torty Eight the. word (Running) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 429 

Interlined Betwen the twenty first and Twenty Second Lines 
on the other Side before Signed 

Sealed and Delevered William- Willis (S) 

In the presents of 

Nathaniel Townsend 

David Seman 

Page 236. 

Be it Kemembred that on the Day and Daite above 
written the Within or Above Grantor William Willis Came 
personally Before Me David Seman Esqr one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County assigned 
and Acknowledged the above Written Conveyance to be his 
Real act and Volentary Deed which having Examined and 
finding no Enterlinations or Easures Excepting the word 
(Running) Bnterlined Betwen the Twenty first and Twenty 
Second Lines Do Allow the Same to Be Recorded. 

David Seman 

Entered and Compared With the original by 

Valentine H Peters Clerk 



To All Christion people whome theise presents Shall 
Come know ye that I Aron place of the Township of Hemp- 
stea ' in Queens County on Nawsaw Island and in the prov- 
ince of New York Weaver for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of Ninety pounds Current LawfuU money of New York 
to me in hand paid before the Ensealing and Delevering 
heirof by Benjamin Akerley of Hempstead aforesaid Cord- 
wainer The Recipt wheirof I Do heirby acknowledg and my 
self theirwith fully Satisfied and Contented and theirof and 
of Every part and parsell theirof Do acquitt Exonerate and 
Discharg the Said Benjamin Akerley he his heirs Executors 
and Administrators forever by theise presents have Given 
Granted Bargained Sold Allined Conveyed and Confirmed 
and By theise presents Do freely fully and absolutely Give 



430 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Grant Bargain Sell allien Convey and Confirme unto the 
Sd Benjamin Akerley his heirs and assigns forever One 
Certain Mesuage farm or Tract of Land Scituate Lying 
and Being upon Cow Neck aforesaid at the uper End of the 
Said Neck Butted and Bounded as foUoweth, Viz, Begin- 
ing At a Marked black oake Sapling Standing by a Rock by 
ye Road Side Running thence Northerly Twenty Rods 
thence Bastardly Eighty Rods Running thence Southerly 
Twenty Rods thence Running Westerly Eighty Rods to 
the place of Begining it Being Ten Acres To have and to 
hold the Said Granted and Bargained primises with all the 
Appurtenances priviledges and Comodities to the Same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining to him the Said Benja- 
min Akerley his heirs and Assigns forever to his and their 
own proper use Benifit and Behoof forever and I the Said 
Aron place for Me my Heirs Execiitors Administrators Do 

Paoe 237. 

Covenant promise and Grant to and With the Said Benja- 
min Akerley his Heirs and Assigns that before the Enseal- 
ing Heirof I am the True Sole and Lawfull owner of the 
Above Bargained primises and am Lawfully Seized and 
possesed of the Same in my own Right as a perfect Good 
and absolute Estate of Inheritance and have in my Self 
good Right full power and Lawfull Authority to Grant 
Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm the Said Bargained 
primises in manner as Abovesaid and that the Said Benja- 
min Akerley his heirs and Assigns Shall and may from 
Time to time and at all Times forever heirafter By Virtue of 
theise presents Lawfully peacably and Quitly have hold Use 
Occupy posess and Injoy the Said Demised and Bargained 
primises With all its Appurtenances free and Clear and 
freely and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and Discharged 
of and from all and all Manner of former Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases ^ortgauges Wills Entailes Joynters 
Dowreys Judgments Executions Incumbrances, and Troub- 
les Whatsoever the Quit Rent only Excepted and I the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN. KECOEDS. 431 

Said Aron Place Do futher Covenant and Bind myself 
my heirs Executors and Administrators firmly By theise 
presents to Warrent and Defend the Said Benjamin Aker- 
ley his heirs and Assigns forever in Quite and picable po- 
sesion of all and Singular the Said Granted primises 
against Any Just and LawfuU Claim of any person or per- 
sons whatsoever In Witness wheirof I have heirunto Set 
my hand and Seal this Twenty- Eighth Day of October In 
the Eleventh Year of the Reign of our Lord Georg the Sec- 
ond king over Great Brittan &c Anno Domi 1738 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presents of us Akon Place (S) 

John Whaleey hur 

William Lidall Maetha :X: Place (S) 

Mark 

April 30th 1748 then Appeared Before me John Wood 

one of his Majesties Justices of the pice for Queens County 

the Within Named Aron Place and Martha his Wife and 

She Being private Examined according to Law Did Ac- 

knowledg the Within Written Deed to be their Volentary 

act and Deed and finding No Easure nor Enterlinalion I 

alow thi^ Deed to Be Recorded 

JoHiNf Wood 

Entered and Compared With ye original By 

Valentine :Hw't Petees Clerk 

Page 238. 

This Indenture maid this Nineteenth Day of October in 
the Year of our Lord Christ one thowsand Seven Hundreed 
and forty Seven and in the Twentyeth year of His Majes- 
ties Reign Between Joseph Latham of the Township of 
Hempstead in Queens County in the province of New York 
of the one part and Benjamin Akerley of the Town County 
and province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that 
the Said Joseph Latham for and In Consederation of the 
Sum of Ninety poundsLawfuU Money of the province Afore 



432 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

said to him in hand paid by the Said Benjamin Akerley at and 
Before the Ensealing and Delevery of theise presents the 
Receipt wheirof he the Said Joseph Latham Doth Heirby 
Acknowledg and theirwith to be fully Satisfied and Con- 
tented Hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeofed 
Released & Confirmed and By theise presents Doth fully 
freely and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien En- 
feeoff Release and Confirme unto him the Said Benjamin 
Akerley his heirs and Assigns forever one Certain tract or 
parsell of Land Situate Lying and Being at a place Called 
Cow Neck in the Town County & province afore Sd Con- 
taining the Just Quantity of Ten, Acers of Land as it hath 
Been this Dt^y Surveyed Bounded Northwardly by William 
Hutchens Land By a Line Running North Eighty Six De- 
grees Eastwardly fourty Rod Eastwardly By the Sd Wil- 
liam Huchens Land By a Line Running South Seven De- 
grees & forty Minutes Eastwardly Southwardly and West- 
wardly By the Sd Josejjh Latham By Two Lines Running 
parrarel with ye other Two Bach forty Rod in Lenth to- 
gather With and Singular the woods waters profits Com- 
modities Reversions Remainders Hereditaments preve- 
ledges & appurtenances unto ye Same Belonging or in 
Any maner of Ways Appertaining to him the Said Benjamin 
Akerley his heirs and Assigns forever To have and to hold 
the Sd Granted primises and Every part and parcell their- 
of With the Appurtenances to ye only proper use Benifit & 
Behoof of him ' ye Sd Benjamin Akerley his heirs and 
Assigns forever and he the Sd Joseph Latham for himself 
& his Heirs Extors and Admrs and Every of them Doth 
Covenant and Agree to & with him ye Sd Benjamin Akerley 
his Heirs and Assigns By theise presents that at the Time 
of ye Ensealing and Delivery of theise presents he the Said 
Joseph Latham hath Good Right full power and Absolutp 

Page 239. 

Authority to Grant Bargain Sel the Said Bargained primises 
in maner and form abovesaid and furthermore that he the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 433 

Said Joseph Latham for himself his heirs Exers & Admrs 
Doth Covenant & agree to & with the Said Benjamin Aker- 
ley his Heirs & assigns that he Sliall & may at any Time or 
times & at all Times Heirafter peacebley & Quitely have 
hold use Occupy possess & Enjoy the Said Granted prim- 
ises furthermore I the Said Joseph Latham for me my 
heirs Exrs & Admrs the Said Granted primises Against the 
Lawfull Claims of all & all manner of jpersons Shall & will 
forever Secure Warrent and by theise presents forever De- 
fend unto him the Said Benjamin Akerley his heirs & as- 
signs forever In Testimony wheirof I the Said Joseph 
Latham have heirunto Set my hand and fixed my Seal ye 
year Month & Day above Written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presents of Joseph Latham (S) 

JOSEPH.KlSHAM 

Isaac Smith 

April 30th 1748 Then personally Appeared Before me 
John Wood One of his Majesties Justices of the peace for 
Queens County Joseph Kisham one of the Witneses to the 
Within Written Deed and Did Declare on the holy Evangi- 
lest that he Se the Within Named .jToseph Latham Execute 
this Within Deed to be his Volentary act and Deed and At 
the Same Time Isaac Smith Signed the Same as a Witness 
and finding No Rasure nor Enterlination I Alow this Deed 
to be Eecorded 

John Wood 

Entered and Compared With the original By 

Valentine Hw : Peters Clerk 

Page 240. 

To All people to Whome theise presents Shall Come or 
may Concern know ye that I thomas Barker of the Townd- 
ship of Hempstead In Queens County In the- province of 
New York yoman Sendeth Greeting know ye that I the 
Said Thomas Barker for and in the Consideration of Thirty 



434 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

five pound New York Money to him in hand paid Before 
the Ensealing heirof By Joseph Kisham of the Same Town 
County and province afore Said Yoman the Eecipt wheirof 
the Said Thomas Barker heirby acknowledged and himself 
fully Sattisfied and Contented theirof and theirfrom Do ac- 
quitt & Discharg him the Said Joseph Kisham his heirs 
and Assigns forever hath Given Granted Bargained Sold 
alliened Kemised Released and forever quitt Claimed and 
by these presents Doth for himself his heirs Executors and 
Administrators Give Grant Bargain Sell allien. Remiss Re- 
lease and forever Quitt Claime unto him the Said Joseph 
Kisham his heirs and Assigns forever all that Certain Mes- 
uage ferme or plantation of his Lying and Beiijg on Cow 
Neck In the aforenamed Towndship of Hempstead and is 
Butted and Bounded as foUoweth that is to Say Westward- 
ly By Joseph Lathams Mill pond and Southardly By Wil- 
liam Nicolds Line according to the Generall'Card of Cow 
Neck and Bastwardly & Northwardly By the La,nd of the 
Aforenamed Joseph Kissam and Containing about Ten 
Acres Be the Same more or Less Now in the possesion of 
William Hutchings togather with all the Buildings Edifices 
houses outhouses Bams Stables orchards Gardens Waters 
Water Corses Ways paths Easements and all and Every 
other Appurtenance previledg or Convenience to the Same 
Belonging or to any part Member or parsell theirof to have 
and To hold the Said Appurtenances with Reversion and 
Reversions Remainder and Remainders theirof unto him 
the Said Joseph Kisham his Heirs and assigns forever to 
his and their own only proper use Benifitt and Behoof for- 
ever and the Said Thomas Barker Doth for himself his 
Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth promis Graat 
and Agree to and with the Said Josej)h Kissam his Exec- 
utors administrators and Assigns that Before the Executing 
heirof he is the tru Soul & Lawfull owner of the Said prim- 
ises and Stands Lawfully Seized of the Same in his own 
propper pight as a Good perfect Absolute Estate of Inher- 
itance in fee Simple and Within himself Good Right full 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 435 

power and Lawful! Authority to give grant Bargain Sell 
Allien Bnfeeof Assure & Confirme the Same in manner as 
afore said and that the Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may from Time to time and at all Times 
forever heirafter by Virtue of theise presents have hold 
Occupie Possess & Enjoy all the above Granted primises 
from By or under him the Said Thomas Barker his heirs 
Executors administrators or Assigns or from or By any 
person claiming from By or under him or Any of his Heirs 
or any of his Executors or any of his Administrators or as- 
signs iu Witness wheirof he the Said Thomas Barker his 
Heirs or assigns or any person or persons Whatsoever 

Page 241. 

Lawfully Claiming by from or under him or /them or by 
from or under the Said Thomas Barker his heirs or Assigns 
Whatsoever and that the Said Thomas Barker will for him- 
self his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns forever 
Warrent and Defend the Same In Witness Wheirof he has 
Set his hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of September An- 
noyui Domini 1746 

. Signed Sealed and Delevered 
in the presents of us his 

Sam'l Dodge Thomas :T: Barker (S) 

Sam'l Cornell mark 

memorandom September the 15th 1746 Then Person- 
ally appeared Before me the Within Named Thomas Barker 
and Acknowledged the Within Deed to Be his Volentary 

Act and Deed 

Andrews Onderdonck 

Entered and Compared With the orriginall By 

Valentine :Hw't: Peters 

Clerk 

This Indenture maid this Sixth Day of the Sixth month 
In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundread and 
forty Seven by and Betwen Joseph Latham and William 



436 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

Latham Both of Cow Neck in the Limits of Hempstead in 
Queens County on Nawsaw Island Yomen of the one part 
and Joseph Kissam of the Same place Yoman of the Other 
part Witnesseth that wee the Said Joseph Latham and 
William Latham for and In the Consideration of the full 
and Just Sum of Six Hundred pounds of good Current and 
Lawfull money of New York To us In hand Well and Truly 
paid by the Said Joseph Kissam Before the Ensealing and 
Delivery heirof ye Receipt Wheirof Wee Do Acknowledg 
and our Selfs theirwith fully Satisfied Contented and paid 
and theirof and every part and parcell theirof Do Release 
Acquit and fully Discharge him the Said Joseph Kissam 
his Heirs Executors and Administrators and Eacli and 
Every of them forever By theise presents hath Given 
Granted Bargained Sold Alienated Enfeoffed Assured Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and By theise presents Do fully freely 
Clearly & absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien En- 
feoffe assure Convey and Confirm unto him the Said Joseph 
Kissam his heirs and assigns forever all that of one Certain 
Tract or parsell of Land Containing one Hundred Acres 
that is to Say Twenty five Acres of Wood Land and Seventy 
five Acres of Clear'd Land Lying togather in one Intire pice 
Scituate Lying and Being on Cow Neck Within the Town- 
ship of Hempstead aforesaid and is Butted and Bounded as 
followeth Begining at ye Southwest Corner theirof on 
the East Side of the Road that Leads from Joseph Lathams 
and William Lathams House to the Meeting House in the 
Corner of the fence and Joyning to Nathaniel Pearsalls 

Page 242. 

Land and from thence Running North Eighty four De- 
grees fifteen Minuets East forty Seven Chains and Twenty 
five links thence North Six Degrees and thirty Minuts West 
Eight Chaines thence Noarth Eighty four Degrees fifteen 
Munits East Twelve Chaines and fifty Links and thence 
North Six Degrees and thirty Munits West Six Chaines and 
sixty Six Links and two thirds and thence South Eighty 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 437 

four Degrees & fifteen Minuts West thirty Seven Chains 
and fifty Links thence North Six Degrees and one half 
West Twenty three pearches and Ten Links of Chaines 
thence South Eighty four Degrees and fifteen Minuts West 
one hundred and thirty Pearches or Eods to the Eoad 
above Mentioned thence South thirty one Degrees East 
fourteen pearches or Kods and fifteen Links thence South 
forty Degrees East thirteen poles or pearches thence 
South thirty Six Degrees East thirteen Chaines and Sixty 
Eight Links thence South Nine Degrees East two Chaines 
and Seventy five Links to the place of Begining Including 
the Said one Hundred Acres of Land Being Bounded in 
General Termes thus on the South By Nathaniel Pearsalls 
Land on ye East partly By the Sd Pearsall and partly by 
Coll John Tredwell or Lewes Hewlett or Both their Lands 
on the North By William Lathams Land on the West By 
the Sd parsalls Land as the fence Now Stands According to 
the Coarse and Distance Before given on the East Side of 
the above Mentioned Eoad Togather With all ye fences 
fields pasturs timbers trees Woods under Woods Inclos- 
uers Eivers Eiveluts Euns Springs Waters Water Courses 
or Whatsoever Else Lying Standing or Growing or Becom- 
ing Due on the Same that Can or ought to Be Esteamed 
Construd Taken Eeputed or known to Be a part parcell or 
member theirof with the Eeversions and Eemainders their- 
of and all the Estate Eight title Intrest Inheritance proper- 
ity possesion Claime or Demand whatsoever of us the Said 
Joseph Latham or William Latham or Either of us or any 
of our Heirs or Assigns of in or to the above Granted and 
Bargained primises With the Appurtenances to have and to 
hold all the above Bargained primises with the Appurtenan- 
ces Unto him the Said Joseph Kissam his heirs and Assigns 
to his and their Sole own & proper use Benifett and Behoofe 
from hence forth and forever and Wee the Said Joseph La- 
tham and William Latham for our Selves and our heirs Exec- 
tors & Administrators Do Covenant promis Grant and Agree 
to and With him the Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs and As- 



438 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

signs that at the time of Ensealing and Before the Delivery 
heirof wee are the True Sole and LawfuU owners of all ye 
afore Bargained premises and War Lawfully Seized and 
possesed theirof in our own Eight off a Good perfect and 

Page 243. 

Absolute Estate of Inheritance In -tf ee Simple and had in 
our Selves full power good Eight and LawfuU Authority to 
Sell and Dispose of the Same in manner as Before Ex- 
pressed and that he the Said Joseph Kissam his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and May By Vertue heirof Lawfully Quitely 
and peacebly have hold Use occupy Command Enjoy 
and freely possess all the afore Bargained Primises 
with the Appurtenances free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Acquitted Eeleased aud fully Discharged of and 
from all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sailes Mortgages Joyntures Dowreys Judgments Execu- 
tions and Incumbrances Whatsoever and of and from all 
other titles troubles Charges and Incumbrances had Maid 
Done or Suffered to be Don by us the Said Joseph Latham 
or William Latham or Either of us our heirs or Assigns At 
Any time or times heirtofore and before the Delevery heir- 
of and further more wee the Said Joseph Latham and Wil- 
liam Latham Doth Covenant Bind and Oblige our Selves 
and Each of us and our heirs Executors and Administra- 
tors to Warrent Secure and forever Defend all the above 
Granted and Bargained primises with the Appurtenances 
unto him the Sd Joseph Kissam his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever Against all the LawfuU Claimes and Demands of all 
manner of persons whom soeve^ And also I Amey Latham 
(Wife of him the above Named William Latham) Do heir- 
by Give Grant Eeleace Quit Clame and Surrender up all 
my Eight of Dowrey and power of Thirds of in and to the 
above Bargained primises with the Appurtenances Unto 
him the Said Joseph Kissam his heirs and assigns forever 
In Witness heirunto We the Said Joseph Latham William 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 439 

Latham and Amy Latham hath Set to our hands and fixed 
our Seales the Day and Year before Written 
Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presents of Joseph Latham (S) 

Sam'l Doelon William Latham (S) 

Thomas Thoene ■ Amey Latham (S) 

Samuel Willis 

Memorandom that on ye 22 d Day of august Ano Domini 
1748 Then personally Appeared the Within Named Joseph 
Latham William Latham and Amey Latham ye Qrantors of 
this Deed of Conveyance all personally Appeared before 
me andrews Onderdonck Esqr one of his Majesties Justices 
of the pice for Queens County Assigned and Acknowledged 
this Deed to be their free Volentary Act and Deed which 
having Examined Do Alow it to Enter on Eeacord 

Andrews Onderdonck 
. Entered and Compared With ye original By 

Valentine Hew't Peters 
Clerk 

Page 244. 

To all Christian people to Whome theise presents Shall 
Come or any Ways Concern be it known that I William 
Latham of Cow Neck in the [bounds of Hempstead in 
Queens County on Nawsaw Island Yomen for and in the 
Consideration of the Paternal Love and aifection which I 
have and Do Bear Towards my Son Joseph Latham of the 
Same place and for his filial and Dutiful! obediance and 
Circumspection towards me from time to time heirtof ore as 
Well as for other Good Causes & Considerations me their 
unto Especially moveing hath given granted Enfeofied as- 
shured Released Conveyed and Confirmed and By theise 
presents Do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant 
Enfeoffe assure Eeleace Convey and Confirm unto my Son 
the Said Joseph Latham on the following Condition that is 
to Say to him Soly for the Space of Seven years to Com- 



,440 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEBS. 

mence from the first of The third mounth next Ensuing and 
So to Continue to his own use But not to Be Disposed of 
untill the Space of Seven years and Then next and Immed- 
iately after to him the Said Joseph Latham his Heirs and 
Assigns forever all that of my Right Tittle and Property 
which is the one moiety and Equall half part of the Grist 
Mill : Mill House Store House Mill Streeme mill Dam Mill 
Pond flews and flood Gaites Bolting Mill or Mills : Mill 
Wheeal Running Gears and all and Every part parcell Mem- 
ber & Appurtenances Whatsoever which belongeth unto me 
or that 1 have appertaining to ye Said Mill or any of the Ap- 
purtenances theirunto Belonging togather With the Equall' 
Moitey or half part of that Small Dwelling House which 
Stands near the Mill on the North Side of the Road on my 
fathers Land Lying all on Cow neck aforesaid Togather 
with all the prevelidges Rights Libertyes and Appurten- 
ances theirto Belonging or in any manner of Wise apjaer- 
tainiug that Can be Deemed Esteamed Construd taken or 
known to be a part parsell or member theirof with the Re- 
version and Reversions Remainder and Remainders theirof 
and all the Estate Right Tittle IntresL Inheritance property 
possession Claime and Demand Whatsoever of me the Said 
William Latham or my heirs or assigns of in or To all and 
Every part of the above granted primises with the Appur- 
tenances to have and to Hold all and Every of the above 
Granted primises With all and Singular the Appurtenances 
Unto him the Said Joseph Latham for and During the 
Space of Seven years next to Commence from the first of 
the third Mounth Ensuing and not to Be Disposed of With- 
in the Term and then next and Immediately after to him 

Page 245. 
the Said Joseph Latham His Heirs and assigns forever as 
a free Clear and absolute Estate in fee Simple to the only 
proper Use Benifitt and Behoof of him the Said Joseph 
Latham his heirs and assigns in manner as aforesaid for- 
ever and that he the Said Joseph Latham his Heirs and 
assigns in manner Aforesaid Shall and may By Verfcue heir- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 441 

of Lawfully Quietly and peacably Have Hold Use occupy 
Command Enjoy and freely possess all and Everj' of the 
above Granted Primises free and Clearly Acquitted Ee- 
leased and fully Discharged of and from all other Titles 
Troubles Embarrishuients or lucumbrauces Whatsoever 
heirtofore maid by me or any from me or from any of my 
heirs Executors administrators or Assigns and that the Said 
Granted primises Shall Continue and Innure to him the 
Said Joseph Latham his Heirs and assigns forever under 
the Same Tenure before Expressed and further more I the 
Said William Latham for and in behalf of my self my heirs 
Executors and Administrators Do Warren t and Deffend the 
above Granted Mill and other the Appurtenances theirunto 
belonging as above Expressed unto him the Said Joseph 
Latham his heirs and assigns in manner as above Expressed 
against my Self and my heirs Executors and Administrators 
and all persons Claiming under me or them or any of them 
Li Witness heirunto I the Said William Latham hath Set 
To my hand and fixed my Seal this Twenty Second Day of 
tlie Sixth Mounth Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and forty Eight memorandom that the Words (Lying 
all on Covf Neck aforesaid) Interlined Betwen the fifteenth 
and Sixteenth Lines before Siyned 

Signed Sealed and Delevered In the Presents ofl' 

Joseph Kissam William Latham (S) 

Benjamin Akekley 
Samuel Willis 
Memorandom that on the Day and Daite v^^ithin Written 
Then petsonally Appeared Before Andrews Onderdonck 
one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace for Queeus County 
assigned and acknowledged this Deed of Gift to be his free 
and Spontanious act and Deed Which having Examined Do 
allow it to Be Recorded Andrews Onderdonk 

Entered and Compared With the orriginal By 

Valentine : Hw't Peters 

Clerk 



442 hempstead town becobds. 

Page 246. 
To All Christian people To Whome theise presents Shall 
Come Greeting Know ye that I Joseph Latham 6f Cow Neck 
in the Bounds of Hempstead in Queens County on Nawsaw 
Island Yoman for and in the Consideration of the Natural 
Love and affection Which I have and Do Bear Towards my 
Granson Joseph Latham Junr of the Same place as well for 
his DutifuU Conduct and Curumspect Carridg from time to 
time heirtofore Toward me & as for other good Causes and 
Considerations heirunto Especially Moving hath Given 
Granted Enfeoffed asshured Released Conveyed and Con- 
firmed and by theise Presents Do fully freely Clearly and 
absolutely Give Grant Enfeoff Release Assure Convey and 
Confirm unto him the Said Joseph Latham Jur on the fol- 
lowing Condetions that is to Say To him Solely for the ' 
Space of Seven Years to Commence from the first of ye 
third Mounth Next Ensuing and So to Continue to his own 
use & Benifitt Butt not to Be Disposed of Untill ye End of 
the Space of Seven years and then next and Immediately 
after To him the Said Joseph Latham Jur his heirs and 
Assigns forever all that of My Eight Tittle which is the 
Moiety and Equall Half part of the Grist Mill Mill House 
Stoare House Mill Streame mill Dam Mill pond flews flood 
Gaites, Boulting Mill or Mills Running Gaers and all and 
Every part parcill member and Appertenance Whatsoever 
Which Belongeth unto me or that 1 have Appertaining to 
the Mill or Any of the Ajipurtenances theirto Belonging, 
Togather with the Equall Moiety or half part of that Srnall 
Dwelling House which Stands Near the mill on the North 
Side of the Road and also Six Acres of Land wheiron the 
Said Small Dwelling House Stands Being Bounded on the 
Northen part by the Water or High water mark on the 
East By the Road so as Not Infring upon The Landing 
place, and So the Said pice of Land is to Extend South- 
westerly to Comprise the said Six Acres and to Be laid in 
the Most Convenant Manner at the Direction of me the 
Said Joseph Latham the grantor, all which Said mill, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 443 

Housen Land and primises is Scituate Lying and Being on 
-Cow Neck In tlie Town and County Aforesaid : Togather 
-With all the Priveledges Rights Libertyes and appurten- 
ances theirto belonging to the Said Mill: Mill Housen 
Dwelling House and other the Members Before Expressed 
and Every part theirof : and all the Timber Trees fences 
Inclosures orchard fruit Trees and all other the Appurten- 
ances Belonging to the Said Six Acres of Land and the Re- 
versions and Remainders theirof and all the Estate Right 
Tittle Intrest Inheritance Property possession Claim and 
Demand Whatsoever of me the Said Joseph Latham or my 
Heirs or assigns of in or to the above granted primises With 

Page 247. 

The Appurtenances and Every part theirof To Have and to 
Hold all and Every of the above Granted primises with aU 
and Singular the Appurtenances Unto him the Said Joseph 
Latham Jur for and During the Space of Seven Years Next 
to Commence from the first of the third mounth Next En- 
suing and not to be Disposed of within the Term and then 
next and Immediate after to him the Said Joseph Latham 
Jur his heirs and assigns forever as a free Clear and abso- 
lute Estate In fee Simple ; to the only proper Use benefit 
and Behof of him the Said Joseph Latham Jur his heirs 
and Assigns in Manner As aforesaid forever and That he 
the said Joseph Latham Jur His Heirs and assigns in man- 
ner afore Said Shall and may by Virtue Heirof Lawfully 
Quietly and peacibly Have Hold use occupy Command In- 
prove Enjoy and freely possess all and Every of the above 
Granted primises free and Clearly acquited Released and 
fully Discharged of and from all other Tittles Troubles 
Embarrisements or Incumbrances Whatsoever Heirtofore 
Maide by me or any from me or from any of my heirs Ex- 
ecutors or administrators or assigns and that the Said 
Granted Primises Shall Continue and Inxire to him the 
Said Joseph Latham Jur his heirs and assigns forever under 
the Tenur Before Expressed and furthermore I the Said 



444 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Joseph Latham for my Self my heirs Executors and admin- 
istrators Do heirby Covenant and Agree to Warrant and 
Defend the Said Joseph Latham Jur His Heirs and As- 
signs in the manner as Before Mentioned forever Inthe 
peaceable and Quiet Injoyment of the above Granted Prem- 
ises against all the LawfuU Claimes of any Person or per- 
sons Claiming any Right Tittle or Intrest under me or my 
heirs Executors or administrators or assigns In Witness 
Heirunto I the Said Joseph Latham hath Set my Hand and 
fixed my Seal this Twenty Second Day of the Sixth mounth 
Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and forty Eight 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the f)reseiits ofl' Joseph Latham (S) 

Joseph Kissam 
Benjamin Akerley 
Samuel Willis 

Memorandom that on the Day and Daite Within Written 
Then Joseph Latham Personally Appeared before me An- 
drews Onderdanck one of His Majesties Justices of the 
peace for Queens County assigned and Acknowledged this 
Deed of Gift to be his Spontanious Act and Deed which 
Having Examined Do Alow to Be Keacorded 

Andrews Onderdonck 

Entered and Compared With the Orrigin^l By 

Valentine Hw't Peters 

Clerk 

Page 248. 

This ludenture maid this Eleventh Day Of febuary in ye 
year of our Lord Christ Seveuteen Hundred and thirty four 
By and Betwen Nathaniel Sands Some time of the Townd- 
ship of Hempstead In Queens County in New York Prov- 
ince But Now Resident of the City of New York Yeoman of 
the one part and John Sands and Edward Sands Both of 
the Aforenamed Township of Hempstead Gent of the other 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 445 

part Witnesseth that tlie Said Nathaniel Sands for and in 
Consideration of the Sum of Two Thousand pounds New 
York money to him in hand paid Before the Eiiseahng & 
Delevery Heirof By the afore named John Sands and Ed- 
ward Sands ye Recipt wheirof the Sd Nathaniel Doth By 
theise presents Acknowledg and himself theirwith fully 
Sattisfied and Contented and theirof & theirfrom and of 
and from Every part and parcell theirof By theise presents 
Doth Acquitt Exonerate and Discharge them the Said John 
& Edward their Heirs Executors and Administrators for- 
ever Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold Allinated En- 
ffeeoffed asshured Conveyed and Confirmed and By theise 
presents Doth freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Allien Enfeeoff Assure Convey and Confirme unto 
them the Said John & Edward one Certain Messuage and 
farm of Land Situate Lying & Being on Cow Neck in the 
afore named Township of Hempstead att the Bottom of the 
sd Neck and is Butted and Bounded as followeth Viz East- 
erly by Samuel Sands Nothardly By the Sound West- 
wardly By Thomas Barker and Caleb Cornells Lands and 
Easterly and Southerly By Lands of Edward Sands (always 
Excepting out of this Grant one Hundred Acres Lying 
within the Said Bounds Granted before this Time to Ed- 
ward Sands which Said one Hundred Acres Lyeth att a 
place Called Beomans point) Togather with all houses out 
Houses Barns Stables Gardens Orchards Meadows Marshes 
Creeks and all and Every other Appurtenance previlidges 
Conveniencey or Commodity to the Same Belonging the 
Said Granted farme Containing five Hundred Acres or 
theirabouts Be it more or Less To have and To Hold the 
afore Granted and Bargained primises With all and Every of 
its Appurtenances with the Reversions Remainder and Re- 
mainders thereof (the one Hundred Acres as Before Except- 
ed) unto them the Said John and Edward their Heirs and 
assigns for Ever to their own proper Use Benifitt and Be- 
hoo'fe forever and the Said Nathaniel Sands for Himself his 
heirs Executors and Administrators Doth Covenant Grant 



446 hempstead town eecords. 

Page 249. 
and Agree to and With the Said John & Edward their 
Heirs and Assigns that before the Ensealing heirof He the 
Said Nathaniel is the tru Sole and Lawful! owner of the 
above Bargained primises and Stands Lawfully Seized 
and possessed of the Same in his own proper Right As a 
good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheiitance in fee Sijn- 
ple and that the Sd John and Edward they their Heirs ajiid 
Assigns Shall and may from^time to time and at all Tim.es 
forever Heirafter By Virtue of theise presents Lawfully 
peacebly and Quietly have hold use Occupy and Injoy the 
Same free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted Ex- 
onerated and Discharged of and from all and Every other 
former Gift Grant Bargain Sale Lease Will Entail Joyn- 
tur Dowry Morguage Judgmeiit Execution Extent or Trou- 
ble or Incumbrance whatsoever and the Said Nathaniel 
Sands Doth further by theise presents Covenant and Bind 
himself his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every 
of them firmly by theise presents to Warrent and Defend 
the above Granted primises. and Every part theirof unto 
them the Sd John Sands and Edward Sands their heirs and 
Assigns forever against the Just and LawfuU Claimfes or 
Claimes of Any persons or persons Whatsoever In Wit- 
ness wherof the Said Nathaniel Sands hath heirunto Sett 
his hand and Seal the Day and year above Written 
Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presents off Nath'l : Sands (S) 

Wm Bukch 
John Toffee 

Hempstead may 15th Day 1735 then personally Appear- 
ed Before me one of his majesties Justices of the peace 
for Queens County Nathaniel Sands one and Did Acknow- 
ledg this Within Written Deed of Sale to be his Volentary 
Act and Deed 

Joseph Thoene 

Entered and Compared With the orriginal By 

VaJuENtine Hw't Peteks Clerk 



hempstead ^town eecords. 447 

Page 250. 

This Indenture maid the Eighteenth Day of April in the 
year of our Loard Seventeen Hundreed and forty Eight 
Betwen John Betts of Jamaica In Queens County in the 
province of New York Gent of the one part and Oliver 
Baxter of Cow Neck in the Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County afore said Weaver of the other part Wit- 
nesseth that the Said John Betts for and In Consideration 
of the Sum of forty pounds Lawfull money of New York to 
him in hand paid By the Said Oliver Baxter at and Before 
the Ensealing and Delevering of theise presents tho Eecipt 
Wheirof the Said John Betts Doth Heirby acknowledg & 
Himself fully Satisfied and paid and thereof and of Every 
part and parcel theirof Doth heirby forever Acquit and Dis- 
charge the Said Oliver Baxter and his Heirs Executors and 
Administrators By theise presents bath Given Granted 
Bargained Sold Released Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
theise presents the Said John Betts Doth Give Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Release Convey and Confirme unto the Said Oli- 
ver Baxter his heirs and Assigns all that Certain Small 
tract or parsell of Land Situate on Cow Neck in Hemp- 
stead in Queens County afore Said Near the place whare 
the Said Oliver Baxter Now Lives Bounded Begining at 
the South East Corner of the Said Baxters Land Their, 
Thence Running Southerly along the fence as the Same 
Now Stands Down to the Brook Their Whereon formely 
Stood a fulling Mill Thence Runing Westerly along' the 
Said Brook as the Same Runs till it Comes opposite a Car- 
tain Black oak Tree Standing Their Near the Said Brook 
Then Northerly from the Said Brook till it Comes to the 
Said Black oak Tree thence Easterly along the Said Bax- 
ters fence as the Same Now Stands till it Comes to the first 
Station Then Beginning Again at the Said Brook opposite 
to The Said Black oak Tree thence Runing along the Said 
Brook Westerly as the Same Runs untill it Comes to the 
Bay Thence Crossing over Northerly to the Said Baxters 



448 ■ HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

fence and from thence along The Said fence Easterly as 
the fence Now Stands till it Comes to the Said Black oak 
Tree to Contain in the whole (all Lying the North Side 
of the Said Brook) not more then Seven Acers Togather 
With all and Singular Grass Graisings pasturs ponds Euns 
of water fishing' fowling Hunting Hawking Stones Quarries 
Mines Minerals Eights Privigeledgs Heredetiments and Ap- 
purtenances to the Same belonging or Appertaining and all 
the Eight Estate Tittle possession Clam and Demand What- 
soever of him the Said John Betts or his Heirs or Assigns of 
in or to the Said Bargained primises or Any part or parcel 
theirof With the Eeversions and Eeraainders Theirof To 
Have & To Hold the Said Tract or parcel of Land heirby 
Bargained and Sold With the Appurtenances unto him the 
Said Oliver Baxter his Heirs and Assigns to his and their 

Page 251. 

own only Proper use Benifit and behof forever and the 
Said John Betts Doth Heirby for himself his heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators and Every of them Covenant 
promis Grant and Agree to and With the Said oliver Bax- 
ter and his heirs and Assigns To Warrent Secure and De- 
fend unto the Said oliver Baxter his Heirs and Assigns all 
and So much of ye Said Tract of Land and primises as 
Lyes Easterly of the Said Black oak Tree and Betwixt the 
Said Baxters fence Their, and the Said Brook be the 
Same more or Less Against all Just and Lawfull Clames 
and Demands of, all and Every person and persons 
whatsoever from hence forth forever more and the Eest 
of the Said Tract of Land and Bargained primises Lying 
to the Westward of the Said Black oak Tree and Betwixt 
the Said Baxters fence Their and the Said Brook he The 
Said John Betts Does hereby Engage to Warrent & De- 
fend only Against himself His Heirs Executors administra- 
tors & Assigns & Every person & persons Claiming or to 
Claim from by or under him them or Either of them In 
Witness wheirof the Said parties to these presents have 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 449 

heirunto Interchangeably put their hands and Seals the 
Day & year heirin above first Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the presents of us Jno : Betts (S) 

John Wiggens 
Ben'j Hinchman 

22d September 1748 Personally Appeared before me 
Samuel Smith Esqr one of his Majesties Justices of the 
peace for queens County the Within Named John Betts 
and Did Acknowledg the Within Written Deed To be his 
free and Volentary act and Deed for the Uses Within Men- 
tioned Their being no Rasurs nor InterlinatioHs Let it be 
Recorded 

Acknowledged Before Me 

Sam'l Smith Justice 

Entered and Compared With ye orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't Peters 
Clerk 

Page 252. 

Know all men By theise presents that I John Tredwell of 
Hempstead in queens County on Nawsaw Island & in ye 
province of New york Sends Greeting know yee that I the 
Said John Tredwell Do for & in ye Consideration of ye 
perternal Love & affection which I Do Bear towards my 
Nephew Benjamin Tredwell of ye Township & County 
afore Said & for Divers Good Causes & Considerations me 
Theirunto Especially Moveing have Given Granted Remised 
Released Aliened Assured Conveyed & Confirmed & By 
theise presents Do fully freely Clearly & Absolutely Give 
Grant Remise Release Alien assure Convey & Confirme 
unto him the Said Benjamin Tredwell his Heirs & assigns 
forever All my Right of Lands on Madnans Neck & all 
other Rights of Lands which I Now have ( Excepting what 



450 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

other Eights I have in the Township of Hempstead Besides 
ye Above Said Madnans Neck To Have and to Hold the 
Said Lands & Eight of Lands with all & Every of the Ap- 
pertenances prevelidges Commodityes Advantages & Liber- 
tys to ye Same Belonging or in Any kind Appertaining unto 
him the Said Benjamin Tredwell his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever and that the Said Benjamin Tredwell his heirs & 
assigns Shall and May from time to time & at all times 
forever heir after by force <S Virtue of theise presents Law- 
fully Quietly & peacebly have hold use Occupy Command 
' Enjoy & posses all the fore Mentioned Lands and Eight of 
Lands withought the LawfuU Let Hindrance Molestation 
Interuption or Denial of me the Said John Tredwell or my 
heirs Executors administrators or any other person or per- 
sons from by or under me or in my Name Eight or Stead and 
in further Confirmation theirof I have heirunto Set my hand 
and fixed my seal this Eleventh Day of November In the 
year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred and forty Seven 

Sealed arid Delivered in the 

presents off Jno : Tredwell (S) 

Joseph Thurston 
Valentine H Peters 

January ye 11th 1748-9 Then Appeared personally Be- 
fore Joseph Kissam Esq one of his Majesties Justices of 
the peace for Queens County Assigned Valentine Hw't 
peters one of the Witnesses to ye Within Instrument and 
Being Sworn on the holy Evangilest Declareth that He Saw 
Coll John Tredwell Sign Seal & Deliver ye Within Instru- 
ment as his Volentary Act & Deed & at the' Same time Saw 
Joseph Thurston Sign the Same as A Witness & having 
Examined it & finding no Easur Nor Interlination Alow it 
to Be Eecorded 

Joseph Kissam 

Entered & Compared With ye orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't Peters Clerk 



hempstead town records. 451 

Page 253; 

This Indenture maid this fifth Day of January In ye year 
of our Lord one Thowsand Seven Hundred & forty Eight 
Nine By & Betwen William Latham of Cow Neck in ye 
Township of Hempstead in queens County on Nawsaw Is- 
land Yeoman of ye one part <fe Joseph Kissam of ye Same 
place Yeoman of ye other part Witneseth That I the Said 
William Latham for and in the Consideration of the full & 
Just Sum of twenty four pound of Good Current & Lawfull 
money of ye province of New York to me in hand Well & 
Truly paid by ye Said Joseph Kissam aforesaid the Eecipt 
Wheirof I Do Acknowledg & my Self theirwith fully Satis- 
fied Contented & paid & theirof & Every part & parcell 
theirof Do Acquitt Release & fully Discharge him ye Said 
Joseph Kissam his Heirs Executors & Administrators & 
Every of them forever by theise presents have Given 
Granted bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffe Assured Convey- 
ed & Confirmed & by theise presents Do fully freely Clear- 
ly and Absolutely Give Grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeoffe 
assure Convey & Confirme unto him the Said Joseph Kis- 
sam his heirs and Assigns forever all that ,one Certain 
Small piece of Swamp & Upland Lying on Cow Neck near 
ye head of a brook that Leads Southward of Lathams Mill 
pond being Twenty three Rods and Ten Links Wide at ye 
West End Joyning to Kissams Land & so Running East- 
wardly Keeping the Breadth theirof Twenty Seven Rods & 
one third or So far as Will Contain four A,cors of Swamp 
& upland Bounded on ye West & South by the Said Joseph 
Kissams Land one ye East & North of myown Land To- 
gather with all the Eights Libertyes & Appurtenances 
Whatsoever belonging to the Same With the Reversions 
and Remainders theirof To Have and To Hold all the 
Above Bargained primises with the Appurtenances unto 
him the Said Joseph Kissam his heirs and Assigns forever 
to. his & their own Sole and proper use Benifit & behoof 
from hensforth and forever and I the Said William Latham 



'452 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators Do 
Covenant promis Grant and Agree to and With Mm the 
Said Joseph Kissam his Heirs & assigns, that I the Said 
William Latham Before the Delivery heirof was the true 

Page 254. 

Sole & LawfuU Owner of all the above bargained primises 
& Was Lawfully Seized & possesed theirof in my own pro- 
per Eight of a Good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in fee Simple and had inl my Self full power Good 
Eight & Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of all the 
Above Bargained primises in manner as aforesaid and that 
the Said Joseph Kissam his heirs & assigns Shall and may 
by Vertue heirof Lawfully Quietly and peacable Have Hold 
Use occupy Command & Enjoy and freely possess all the 
above Bargained primises With all & Singular the Appurt- 
ences free and Clearly Acquited Eeleased and fully Dis- 
charged of and from all manner of former and other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages Joyuturs Dowreys Judg- 
ments and from all other Incumbrances Whatsoever and 
Lastly I the Said William Latham Do , heirby Covenant 
bind and Oblidg my Self my heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators to Warrent and Defend all the above Bargained 
primises With the Appertenances unto him the Said Joseph 
Kissam his heirs & assignes forever Against all ye Just and 
Lawfull Claimes and Demands of all manner of persons 
whomesoever In Witness heirof I have Set to my hand and 
fixed my Seal the Day and Year above Written The words 
the Appurtenances Interlined betwen the twenty fifth & 
Twenty Six Lines Before Signed 

Sealed & Delevered 

In the presents off William Latham (S) 

Benjamin Akeeley 

Samuel Willis 

Memorandom that on ye 10th Day of January 1748-9 
then William Latham personally Appeared before me Jo- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 463 

sepli Thorne Esqr one of his Majesties Justices of the peace 
for Queens County assigned, and acknowledged this Deed 
of Saile to be his Spontaneous act & Deed which having 
Examined and finding No Easures or Interlinations other 
then what is Noted Do allow it to be Recorded 

Joseph Thokne 
Entered & Compared With the orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't: Peters 

Town Clerk 

Page 255. 

This Indenture maid the Twelveth Day of August in the 
third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Georg over 
Great Brittan &c king &c and in the year of our Lord Christ 
one Thowsand Seven hundreed & Seventeen betwen .Symon 
Searing of Hempstead in queens County on Nawsaw Island 
' and in ye Collony of New York Yeoman of the one part and 
John Tredwell Junor of the Town County Island & CoUoney 
Afore said Yeoman of the other part Wifcnesseth that the 
Said Symon Searing for & in the Consideration of the Sum 
of one hundred & five pound of Good Lawful! money of 
New York to him in hand paid By John Tredwell Aforesaid 
the Receipt wheirof to full Content and Satisfaction he the 
Said Symon Searing Doth by theise presents Acknowledg 
and himself to be theirwith fully Satisfied Contented & 
payed And By theise presents Acquit Exonerate and fully 
Discharge him the Said John Tredwell his Executors and 
Administrators and Assigns hath Given Granted bargained 
Sold Enfeotfed Conveyed and Confirmed and by theise 
presents Doth fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Give 
Grant bargain Sell Enfeoffe Convey and Confirm unto the 
Above Said John Tredwell his heirs and Assigns forever 
all that of one Certain Tract or persell of Land Containing 
Thirty & four Acres Be it more or Less Lying & being 
Scituated on The North Side of the Great plaines Within 
the bounds of Hempstead aforesaid at a place Called Her- 



454 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

ricks the bounds tlieirof begining at a black oak Sapplin 
Marked that Stands by the higway yt Leads from the planes 
To James Searings house and from thence Eunning North- 
wardly by the fence as it now Stands to a Walnut Saplin 
Marked being the West bounder thence Eastwardly by the 
fence about Sixty Eods to a Small White oak Saplin 
Marked being the North East bounder thence Eunning 
Southwardly by the fence to a white oak Tree Marked be- 
ing The Southwest Bounder thence Eunning Westward by 
the highway to the first Bounder Being bounded on the 
West by the Land of James Searing & on the North by the 
Land of John Searing & on the East by the fence & on the 
South By the highway and also one other pice of Land 
Lying oh ye Hills above the head of Cow Neck the bounds 
Wheirof Begining at a Eead Oake Tree being the South- 
west Comer tree of a fifty Acre Lot of Land that John & 
James Jackson Sold to John Searing Laite of Hempstead 
Deseaced thence East by The Line of the Said Lot of 

Page 256. 

Land To a Walnut Saplin marked thence Southwardly by 
James Searings To a Chesnut Saplin marked thence 
Westwardly To a Walnut Saplin Marked thence North- 
wardly to the first bounder Being Bounden on the South 
by* the Land of John Searings and on The West by the 
Land of Isaac Smith & on the North by the fifty Acre Lot 
aforesaid and on the East by the Land of James Serring 
Containing Eight Acres & a half more or Less Togather 
With all and Singular The Woods under Woods Trees Tim- 
ber fences feilds Pasturs Orchards fruit Trees With all Such 
Eight previliges profetts Comodityes Emolements and Ap- 
pertenances as in Any kind Appertaining theirunto with the 
Eeversions & Eemainders Theirof & all the Estate Eight 
Tittle Intrest Inheritance property Possession Claime & 
Demand Whatsoever of him the Said Simon Searing of in 
and to the Same two parcels of Land abovesaid and Every 
part & parcell Theirof To have and to' hold all ye above 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 455 

Bargained & Granted primises With all and Singular ye 
Appurtenances Theirof unto the Abovesaid John Tredwell 
his heirs & Assigns To his and their own Sole & proper use 
Benifit & Behoofe from hensforth & forever & the above- 
said Simon Searing Doth for himself his heirs Executors & 
Administrators further Declare that at the time of the En- 
sealing & Delivery of Theise presents he is the ibru Sole & 
Lawfull owner of all the afore bargained & Granted prim- 
ises and Stands Lawfully Seized theirof In his own proper 
Eight of a Good perfect and Indefeaseable Estate of Inher- 
itance in fee Simple Having in himself full power Good 
Eight & Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of the Same 
in Manner as Aforesaid and that the Said John Tredwell 
his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may heiisforth forever 
Lawfully peaceably and Quietly have hold use occupy pos- 
ses & Enjoy all the Above Granted premises with the Ap- 
pertenances theirof free and Clear and freely and Clearly 
Acquitted and Discharged of and from all manner of former 
and other Gifts Grants Bargains Saileg Mortgages Joynturs 
Dowryes Judgments Executions Intailes forfieturs and of 
and from all other Titles Troubles Charges & Incumbrances 
Whatsoever had Maid Done or Suffered to be Done by the 
Said Simon Searing His heirs or Assigns at Any time or 
times before the Ensealing and Delivery of theise presents 
and further the abovesaid Simon Searing Doth heirby Bind 
himself his heirs Executors and Administrators from hence- 

Page 257. 

forth & forever Heirafter to Warrent and Defend all the above 
Granted primises and the Appurtenances theirof unto the 
Said John Tredwell his heirs and Assigns against the Law- 
full Claimes & Demands of all and all manner of persons 
or persons whomsoever and At any Time or times hereafter 
upon Demand to Give and pass Such farther and Ample 
assurance and Confirmation of the primises unto the Said 
John Tredwell his heirs and Assigns forever as in Law or 
Equity Can be Eeasonably Devised Advised or E.equired 



456 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

in Witness wheirof the Said Simon Searing hath heirunto 
Set his hand & fixed his Seall the Day and year first above 
Written 

Sealed & Delevered 

In The presents of Simon Searing (S) 

Denis Weight 
Petee Titus 
William Willis 

The 18th of October 1748 Personally Appeared Before 
me Richard Titus one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace 
for Queens County Peter Titus one of ye Subscribing Wit- 
neses to ye Within Deed & Did Declare on his Soelom Af- 
firmation That he Saw the Within Named Simon Searing 
Sign and Seale the Same as his Volentary act & Deed 

EiCHAED Titus Justice 
Entered & Compared With ye orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't Petees 

Clerk 

This Indenture maid ye Sixteenth Day of December in 
the year of our Lord Christ one Thbwsand Seven hundreed 
<fe Nine & in the Eight year of the Reign of our Soverign 
Lady Anne by the Grace of God over Great Brittan &c 
Queen Betwen Theodoros Van Wyck of Mad Nans Neck in 
the bounds of Hempstead in Queens County on Nawsaw 
Island Yeoman & Margrat his Wife of the one part & Daniel 
Kissam of the Same place yeoman of the other part Wit- 
neseth That the Said Theodoros Van Wyck & Margrat his 
Wife for & in the Consideration of the Sum of one hundreed 
& Seventy five pound Current money of New York Well & 
Truly by the Said Daniel Kissam To them the Said Theo- 
doras Van Wyck & Margret his Wife in hand paid Before 
the Ensealing & Delivery of theise presents ye Becipt 
Wheirof they Do heirby Acknowledg & theirfrom Do by 
Theise presents fully Clearly & absolutely Acquitt Exoner- 



HEMPgTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 457 

ate & Discliarge the Said Daniel Kissam Ms heirs Executors 
& Administrators have granted Bargained Sold Conveyed 
Enfeoffed Eeleased Assured & confirmed & heirby Do Grant 
Bargain Sell Convey Enfeoffe Release Assure & Confirme 
unto the Said Daniel Kissam his heirs & Assigns forever 
all That a Certain peice parcell or Tract of Land Scituate 
Lying & Being at Cow Neck, in the bounds of Hempstead 
abovesd Containing by Estimation Eighty two Acres & a 
half more or less it being the one third part (Excepting fif- 
teen Acres) of Two hundreed Sixty two Acres & a half 
which the Said Theodoras Van Wyck ye thirteenth Day of 
October 1706 Did purchase of Coll Nicolas Bayard & Judith 
his Wife as by the Deed of Conveyance may ajDpear 
Bounded North by ye Land of Elbert Hegiman East by 
the Lands of Theodorus Van Wyck South by the Land 

Page 258. 

Now Sold to Joseph Sutton & West by the Middle Line 
togather with all and Singular ye Eights previleges Advan- 
tages Commodities Heraditaments & Appertenances to the 
Said Eighty Two Acres & a half of Land Belonging or 
properly appertaining & ye Reversion & Reversions Re- 
mainder and Remainders Rents Issues & proffits of The 
Same & all ye Estate Right Tittle Property possession 
Claime & Demand Wahtsoever of them the Said Theodorus 
Van Wyck & margrait his Wife of in or to the Same or Any 
part or parcell Theirof To have & To . hold the primises 
before In & by these presents Granted with the Apperten- 
ances unto ye Sd Daniel Kissam his heirs & Assigns to his 
& their own proper use Benifitt & Behoofe forever togather 
with Liberty & freedom for him the said D-xniel Kissam his 
heirs & assigns to have hold & Enjoy A Conveniant passage 
for Cart horse or Man in over & thorrow That Slipe or Hol- 
low That Leads thorrow ye Land of Sd Van Wyck & Hegi- 
man to the Water Side & ye sd Theodorus Van Wyck & 
Margeret his Wife for Themselves their Heirs Executors & 
Administrators Do Covenant promis Grant & Agree to & 



458 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

with ye Sd Daniel Kissam his Heirs & assigns as followeth 
that is to Say that they have in themselves at the time of 
this Sealing & Delivery heirof Good Eight full power Law- 
full & Absolute Authority to Grant Bargain & Sell ye prim- 
ises Above mentioned in Manner & form as aforesaid & that 
ye Same Shall Eemain to ye Said Daniel Kissam his Heirs 
& Assigns as a good pure perfect & indefeasible Estate of 
Inheritance in fee Simple freely & Clearly Acquited Exon- 
erated Discharged of & from all Incumbrances Whatsoever 
The Quitt or Cheife Eent to The Crown only Excepted & 
Lastly that the Said Theodorus Van Wyck & Itlargeret His 
Wife their heirs Executors & Administrators ye premises 
Before in & by theise presents Granted with ye Apperten- 
ances Unto the Said Daniel Kissam his heirs and assigns 
Against all people whatsoever Lawfully Claiming the Same 
or Any part theirof Shall and Will Warrent and forever By 
Theise presents Defend In Witness wheirof the Said Thfe- 
ordrus Van Wyck and Margeret his Wife have heirunto Set 
their Hands and Seal the Day & year first above Written 
Se'aled & Delevered In the presents off 
Chables Hicks Theodoeus Van Wyck (S) 

Pbteb Bensen her 

Mabgeeet : W : V: Wyck (S) 
Mark. 

Queens County at hempstead The 16th Day of December 
1709 Then Appeared Before Jonathan Whitehead Esqr 
one of hur Majesty'es Justices of ye peace for County above 
said the Within Named Theodorus Van Wyck & Margeret 
his Wife & Did Acknowledg the within Written Instrument of 
Convayance to be their and Each of Their free & Volentary, 
act and Deed Jona'th : Whitehead 

Entered & Compared With ye Orriginal By 

Valentine : Hw't : Petees Clerk 

Page 259. 
To All Christion people whome These presents Shall 
Come or Any Ways appertain Greeting know ye that I 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 459 

Joseph Sutton Jun of Hqmpstead in queens County on the 
Island of Nawsaw Yeoman for & in Consideration of ye 
Sum of one hundreed & fifty pound Current money of New 
York to me in hand paid before ye Ensealing & delevery 
Theirof by Daniel Kissam the Recipt wheirof I Do heirby 
Acknowledg and my Self their with fully Satisfied Content- 
ed & paid & theirof & of Every part & parcell theirof Do 
Exonerate acquit & Discharge the Said Daniel Kissam his 
heirs Executors & Administrators for Ever By Theise pres- 
ents have Given Granted Sold Alinated Conveyed & Con- 
firmed and Do By Theise presents Give Grant Bargain Sell 
Alinate Convey and Confirm unto the Said Daniel Kissam 
his heirs & assigns forever all that of one Certain Mesuage 
& tract of land Scituate lying and being on ye Bast Side 
of Cow Neck in the town ship of Hempstead Abovesaid 
bounded on the West by the Said Daniel Kissams own 
land and North By Elbert Hegiman his land & East by ye 
bay Commonly. Called hempstead harbour the North East 
Corner begining at a Chesnut Stake Standing in A Brook 
of water near ye highwater mark thence Running South- 
wardly by the Said harbour till it Contains half the 
Breadth of the land that I bought of Theodores VanWyck 
& from thence Westwardly to a black tree being the former 
bounds of ye Said Daniel Kissam & Josua Carmons land 
being by Estimation forty three acres & three quarters 
more or less as it was laid out with houses out housen bul- 
dens fencen timber trees woods under woods Water Corses 
orchards Gardens pasturs &c To have & to hold ye Said 
Granted & bargained psimises with all the Appurtenances 
Priveliges & Commodites to the Same belonging or in Any 
ways Appertaining to him the Said Daniel Kissam his 
heirs & assigns forever to his & only proper use Benifit & 
behoof forever & I the Said Joseph Sutton for me my heirs 
Executors & Administrators Do Covenant promis and 
Grant to and with the Said Daniel kissam his heirs, and as- 
signs. that before the Ensealing heirof I am the tru Sole 
and Lawful! owner of the above bargained primises and am 



460 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

lawfully Seized and possesed of the Same in my own pro- 
per Eight as a good perfect Right of Inheritance and have 
in my Self with the Consent and Approbation of my Wife 
mary Good Eight full power and Lawfull Authority to 
Grant bargain Sell and Convey & Confirm the bargained 
primises in manner as abovesaid and that the Said Daniel 
Kissam his heirs - and Assigns Shall and May from time to 
time and at all times forever heirafter by Virtue of theise 
Lawfully peasibly and quietly have hold use Occupy pos- 
sess and Enjoy the Said Demised and Bargained primises 
With the Appurtenances free & Clear and freely and Clear- 

Page 260. 
ly Exonerated acqiiited and Discharged of and from and all 
manner of former Gifts Grants bargains Sailes leases Moit- 
uagauges Wills Entails Joyntors Dowrys Judgments Exe- 
cutions Encumbrances and troubles whatsoever and I the 
Said Joseph Sutton Do further Covenant and bind my Self 
my heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by theise 
presents to Warrent and Defend the Said Daniel kissam 
his heirs and Assigns in quite and peasible possesion of all 
and Singular the Said Granted primises Against the Just & 
lawfull Claime of any person or persons Whatsoever In 
Witness Wheirof I the Said Joseph Sutton With my Wife 
mary have both Set to our hands & fixed our Seals this 
Eighteenth Day of January being the Twelveth year of the 
Eeign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the Graice of God of 
England Scotland france andlerlaud Queen Defender of the 
faith Anoq 1713-14 Memorandom the words pounds En- 
terlined betwen the Second and third Lines before the En- 
sealing heirof 

Signed Sealed & Dolevered 

in the presents off Joseph Sutton (S) 

ElCHAED COKNEL her 

his- Maey' :X: Sutton (S) 

Thomas :X: Baekee Mark 

Mark ■ 
Tim Halstead 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 461 

Queens County at Hempstead The first Day of June 1715 
Then Appeared before me John Tredwell Esqr one of his 
Majestyes Justices of the peace assigned for the Said Coun- 
ty the Within Named Joseph Sutton With mary his Wife 
and Did Aeknowledg the Within Instrument of Writing to 
be their Volentary act & Deed 

John Tredwell 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal by 

' Yalentine Hw't: Peters 

Town Clerk 

Page 261. 

This Indenture maid this Tenth Day of April In the 
Year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundreed twenty Eight 
By and Between Daniel kissam of the township of hemp- 
stead in queens County on NawsaW Island In New York 
province yeoman of the one part and Daniel kissam of the 
Township of Woodbridg In the County of Middlesex in the 
province of New Jersey Yeoman of the other part Witneseth 
that the Said Daniel kissam of Hempstead for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of Six hundreed & thirty pounds New 
York money to him in hand paid before the Executing here- 
of by the aforenamed Daniel kissam of Woodbridge the Ee- 
cipt wheirof he the Said Daniel kissam of hempstead Doth 
heirby Acknowledge and himself theirwith fully Satisfied 
and Contented and theirof and theirfrom and of and from 
Every part and parcell theirof Doth by theise presents for 
Ever Acquit Exonerate and Discharge him the Said Daniel 
kissam his heirs Executors & Administrators he the Said 
Daniel kissam of hempstead hath given Granted Bargained 
Sold Alienated Enfi'eoffedf Assured Conveyed & Confirmed 
and By theise presents Doth freely fully and Absolutely 
Give Grant Bargain Sell Aline Enffeoff assure and Confirme 
Unto him the Said Daniel kissam of Woodbridg his heirs 
and Assigns for Ever one Certain Messuage and farme of 
Land Scituate Lying & Being upon Cow Neck in the afore 
named Township of Hempstead formerly purchased by me 



462 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Daniel kissam partly of Theadorus Vanwyck Esq and part- 
ly of Joseph Sutton both of them belonging to the Town- 
ship of hempstead the Said Land is Bounded in a General 
way Easterly by Hempstead Harbour Northerly by the 
Land of Elbert Hegiman Westerly by Cow Neck Middle 
line Southerly by the Land of Joshua Carmon and Con- 
taineth one hundreed and fifty Acres or theirabouts be it 
more or Less Togather "With all Buldings fences Woods 
and all and Every other priviledges Appertenances and 
Conveniancy to the Same belonging or in any Ways Ap- 
pertaining known taken or Reputed as a part or parcel or 
Member theirof To have and to hold the Said Tract of 
Land and primises With its Appurtenances with the Rever- 
sion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders theirof 
Unto him the Said Daniel kissam of Woodbridg his heirs 
and Assigns for Ever To his and their own only proper Use 
benifit and behoof for Ever and I the Said Daniel kissam of 
Hempstead Do Covenant Grant and Agree to and With the 
Said Daniel kissam of Woodbridg his heirs and Assigns 
that before the Execution of theise presents I am the tru 
Sole and lawfull owner of the above Demised primises and 

Page 262. 

Stood Lawfully Seized of the Same in my one proper Right 
as a Good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance and 
have In My Self Good Right full power and Athority to 
Give Grant Bargain Sell alien Enifeoff Assure Convey and 
Confirm the Above bargained premises in Manner as above- 
said and that the Said Daniel kissam his heirs and Assigns 
Shall and May from time to time and at all Times for Ever 
hereafter by Virtue hereof lawfully peacibly and quitly have 
hold Use Occupy possess & Injoy ye Sd Desmised premises 
free & Clear freely & Clearly Acquitted Exonerated & Dis- 
charged of and from all & Every other former Gift Grant 
bargain Saile lease Will Entail Morguage Joyntor Dowrey 
Judgment Execution Incumbrance or Trouble whatsoever 
and I the Said Daniel kissam of Hempstead Do further 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 463 

Covenant & bind my Self my Heirs Executors and Admin- 
istrators and Every of them firmly by theise presents to 
Warrent & Defend the sd above bargained premises_,&- 
Every part theirof unto him the Sd Daniel kissam^f-^ood- 
bridg his heirs and Assigns Against the Just & LawfuU 
Claimes of Any person or persons Whatsoever in Witness 
Wheirof the Said Daniel kissam and Elizabeth his Wife as 
a party heirin Conseined hath heiruhto Sett their hands and 
Seals the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

In The presents of Daniel Kissam (S) 

EiCHAED Caemon the Mark of 

Wm Buech Elisabeth :0: Kissam (S) 

January ye 11th Day 1737-8 Then Came the Within 

Named Daniel Kissam before me and Did acknowledg the 

within Instrument to Be his Vollentary Act & Deed of 

Saile 

Theod: Vanwyck 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal By 

Valentine Hew't: Peters 

Clerk 

Page 263. 

This Indenture maid the Sixth day. of January In the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundreed & forty 
Eight Nine By & Betwen William Latham of Cow Neck in 
the bounds of Hempstead in Queens County on Nawsaw 
Yeoman of the one part & Benjamin Akerley of the Same 
place Cordwainer of the other part Witneseth that the Sd 
William Latham for & in ye Consideration of ye full & Just 
Sum of Ninety pounds of Good Current & lawfuU money of 
the province of New York to him in hand Well & Truly 
paid by the Sd Benjamin Akerley ye Eecipt Wheirof he 
The Sd William Latham Doth Acknowledg; & himself their- 
with fully Satisfied Contented & paid & theirof & Every 
part and parcell theirof hath Given Granted Bargained 



464 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Sold Aliened Enf eooffed Assured Conveyed & Confirmed & 
by theise presents doth fully freely Clearly & Absolutely 
Give Grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeeoffe Assure Convey & 
Confirm unto him the Sd Benjamin Akerly his heirs & As- 
signs for Ever all that of one Certain pice of Wood Land 
lying on- Cow Neck in ye Township aforesaid lying Almost 
in a Qiiadrangle figur being bounded as followeth begining 
at ye South East Corner of a pice of Land that ye Sd Ben- 
jamin Akerley purchased of Joseph Latham Deceased father 
to the Sd William Latham party to theise presents & from 
ye sd South East Corner of his former Lands, & thence 
Running South Seven Degrees East forty Rods & thence 
West four Degrees South forty Rods thence North Seven 
Degrees West forty Rods to the Southwest Corner of ye Sd 
Benj'n Akerleys Sd former land & thence By that land 
Eastardly forty Rods to ye first bound Containing Ten 
Acres of Land as aforesaid bounded on ye South & West 
By Sd Lathams Land on ye North by Sd Akerleys Land, 
oa ye East by William Hutchens his land or howsoever 
Else Bounded or Rejiuted to be Bounded with all the Tim- 
ber trees "^oods under woods or Whatsoever Else Belong- 
ing or in any kind appertaining With the Reversions <fe 
RemaJJiders theirof To have and to hold all the above 
Granted primises With all the Appurtenances unto him the 
Sd Benjamin Akerley his heirs & assigns forever to his & 
their own Sole & proper Use Benifitt & behoofe from hence- 
forth & forever & he the Sd William Latham for himself 

Page 264. 

his heirs Executors And Administrators doth Covenant 
promis Grant & Agree to and With him ye Sd Benjamin 
Akerlj' his heirs & Assigns that at the Time of Ensealing & 
before ye delevery heirof he ye Sd William Lrttham was ye 
Tru Sole & Lawfull owner of all ye above Bargained prim- 
ises and was Lawfully Seized & possesed theirof in his own 
proper Right of a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inher- 
itance in fee Simple & had in himself full power Good 



HEMPSl'ExVD TOWN RECORDS. 465 

Right and LawfuU authority to Sell & Dispose of ye Same 
in> Manner as Abovesd and that he ye Sd Benjamin Akerly 
his heirs & Assigns Shall & May By Virtue heirof lawfully 
Quietly & peasibley have hold & Use Improve The above 
Bargained primises with ye Appurtenances free & Clearly 
Acquited Released & fully .discharged of & from all manner 
of Incumbrances whatsoever & Lastly I the Sd William 
Latham Do Heirby binde & oblige my Self my heirs Exec- 
utors & Administrators To Warrent Secure & forever de- 
fend all ye Above Bargained premises With ye Appurten- 
ances unto him ye Sd Benjamin Akerley his heirs Assigns 
forever against all ye Claimes & Demands of all manner of 
persons Whome soever In Witness heirunto I have Set to 
my hand and fixed my Seal the Day & year above Written 
the Word, South, Interlined betwen the forteenth & fifteen. 
Lines before Signed Memorandom that I Amey Wife of 
him the Sd William Latham do heirby give grant Release 
and Yeald up all my Right of Dowry & power of thirds of 
in & to ye above Granted & Bargained primises unto him 
ye Sd Benjamin Akerley his heirs & assigns forever as Wit- 
ness my the Day & Daite aforesd 

Sealed & Delevered in . William Latham (S) 

the presents of Amey Latham (S) 

Samuel Willis 

John Mobrel 

Memorandom that on ye Day ^ year within Written 
then personally appeared the Within Named William La- 
tham & Amey Latham Before Me Joseph Kissam one of 
his Majestys Justices of ye peace for Queens County as- 
signed & Acknowledged this Deed to be their Real Act & 
Deed Wliich having Examined and finding No Rasur or In- 
terlination other then what is Noted Do alow it to be Re- 
corded 

Joseph Kissam 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine Hw't : Peters Clerk 



466 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

/ 

Page 265. 

This Indenture maid this Twenty fourth day of Novem- 
ber in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven Hun- 
dreed & forty Eight Between Benjamin Seaman and his 
Wife Elizabeth Seman of ye County of Eichmond and Col- 
ony of New York of the one part & John Toffey of mad- 
nans Neck in Queens County on nawsaw Island in the 
province of New York aforesaid of the other part Witnes- 
seth That ye Sd Benjamin Seman & his Wife Elizabeth Se- 
man for and in Consideration of the full Sum of one hun- 
dreed & ten pound Current Lawfull money of New York 
aforesaid to Them in hand paid ye Eecipt they ye Sd Ben- 
jamin Seman & His Wife Elizabeth Doth heirby Acknow- 
ledg to have Received of ye Sd John Toffee Before ye En- 
sealing & Delivery of theise presents and theirwith to be 
fully Satisfied Contented & paid & of & from Every part 
& parcell theirof Doth Exonerate Acquit & Discharge the 
Sd John Toffey his heirs & Assigns have Given Granted 
Bargained Sold Alienated Enfeeoffed Conveyed and Con- 
firmed unto ye Sd John Toffey his heirs & assigns A cer- 
tain Tract and percell of Land Situate Lying & being on ye 
West Side of MadNans Neck and is Bounded as foUoweth 
Easterdly By the fence as it now Stands and then a Cross 
ye path To a Marked Chesnut Tree Standing on the South 
of the Sd path, & from thence Southardly to the Brook and 
So along theSd Brook till it meets With the Mill pond and 
So. along the North Side of the Mill pond till it Meets With 
the Mill Dam and from thence Running a Long the Said 
Brook till It Meets with the upper End of the old Grist 
mill pond and from thence Northardly to the Edge of the 
old Mill Swamp So Running Along With the Brook or 
Crick till it meets the Land of the Allyns So Northardly by 
the Land of the Said Allyns, Excepting one Acre of Land 
Lying upon ye North Side of the Said Land, With all ye 
Marshes & medow theirunto Belonging Togather With the 
fulling mill, mill Dam and Mill pond with all the Utentials 



liEMf STEAD TOWN RECORDS. 467 

fcheirunto Belonging To have and To liold the Sd Tract of 
■Land & mill & primises With all & Every of The Appur- 
tenances houses out houses Barns Stables orchards Woods 
Underwoods Creeks Swamps preveliges & advantages to 
the Same belonging or in any manner of Ways Appertain- 
ing, Except as is above Excepted, to him ye Sd John Tof- 
fey his heirs and Assigns forever & ye Sd Benjamin Seman 
& his Wife for themselves their heirs Executors administra- 
tors & assigns Doth Heirby Covenant & Agree ' to & With 
ye Sd John Toifey his heirs And assigns that at ye Enseal- 

Page 266. 

ing & Delevery heir of they have In themselves good Right 
full power & Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of ye 
Sd Land & mill in manner as above said Being Seized of ye 
Same as of an Absolute Indefeazable Estate of Inheritance 
In fee Simple and that it Shall & may be lawfull for the 
Said John Toffey his heirs & assigns By Virtue of theise 
presents peasibly & Quitely to have hold use Occupy pos- 
sess and Enjoy the abovesaid Land & mill & premises with 
all & Every of the Appurtenances free & Clear & freely & 
Clearly acquited Exonerate 1 and Discharged of & from all 
former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sailes Entailes Mort- 
gauges Demand or Incumbrance Whatsoever and Shall by 
Virtue of theise presents peasibly & quitly possess and En- 
joy the Same in or As his own Absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in fee Simple to him his heirs and Assigns forever 
Except as is above Excepted and the Said Benjamin Seman 
and his Wife Elizabeth Doth further Covenant & Agree for 
themselves thir heirs and Assigns to and With the Sd John 
Toffey his heirs and Assigns that they Shall & may By Vir- 
tue of theise presents Warrent and Defend the Said John 
Toffey his heirs & assigns in Quite and peacible possession 
of all & Singular the Sd Granted Land Mill & primises 
against the Just & Lawfull Claimes & Demand of any man- 
ner of persons whatsoever provided Nevertheless that ye 
Sd John Toffey Be no molested nor Debared from Dam- 



468 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ming & jDonding for the Convenancy of the Sd Mill In 
Testimony Wheirof the Sd Benjamin Seman & his Wife 
Elizabeth hath Heirunto Sett to their hands and Seals the 
Day and Daite above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 
in the presents of 
John Towndsend Benj'n Seaman (S) 

The Elizabeth Seman (S) 

of James :X: Butler 

Mark 
Joseph Kissam 
Queens County Memorandom January ye 21th Day 
1748 Theji personally Appeared before me Joseph Thorne 
Esqr one of his Majestys Justices of the peace for ye Coun- 
ty aforesaid assigned Joseph Kissam one of the Within 
Witneses and Maid Oath that he Saw thfe Within Grantees 
Benjamin Seman & Elisabeth his Wife Sign Seal & Delever 
the Within Deed and Acknowledged ye Same as their Volen- 
tary Act and Deed and Also the Within Witneses John 
Towndsend & James Butler Sign as Witneses and having 
Examined the Same and found no Rasurs nor Enterlina- 
tions I alow this Deed to be Eeacorded 

Joseph Thorne 
Entered & Compared With the orriginal By 

Valentine : Hw't: Peters Clei-k 

Page 267. 

This Indentui'e Maid this Twentyeth Day of may anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundreed & forty Six betwen 
Richard Ellison Jur of The Township of hempstead in 
queens County on Nawsaw Island Taylor of ye one part & 
Thomas Tredwell of the Same Town County & Island afore- 
said Yeoman of the other part Witneseth that I the Said 
Richard Ellison for & in ye Consideration of the full and 
Just Sum of Sixty pounds five Shillings of Good Current 
and Lawfull money of New York to me in hand well and 
truly paid by the Sd Thomas Tredwell ye Recipt wheirof I 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. , 469 

the Sd Eichard Ellison do Acknowledg and my Self their- 
with fully Satisfied Contented & paid & theirof & Every 
part & parcell theirof Doe Acquit Eelease & fully Discharge 
him the Said Thomas Tredwell his heirs Executors & ad- 
ministrators & Each & Every of them forever by theise 
presents hath Given Granted bargained Sold Aliened En- 
feooffed assured Convened Confirmed & by theise pres- 
ents I the Sd Eichard Ellison do fully freely Clearly & ab- 
solutely Give Grant bargain Sell Allien Enfooeffe ■ assure 
Convey & Confifme unto him the Sd Thomas Tredwell his 
heirs & Assigns forever all that of Two Certain pieces or 
Lots of Laud Scituate lying & being within ye patent & 
Township of Hempstead aforesd Lying in the South Woods 
ye first pice is bounded as foUoweth on ye East by ye 
East meadow Swamp and on ye South by ye Land that was 
laid out to Caleb Carmon deseaced in part & part by the 
Tredwells Land on ye West partly by Sd Tredwells land 
partly by Towndsends parth So Called or ye highway that 
leads from this Land to ye plaines & partly by Eichard 
Semans his Land and bounded on ye North partly by Sd 
Seman his Land & partly by the land that ye Halls pur- 
chased of Jacob and Micah Smith Containing within ye 
bounds Sixty and six Acres & one hundreed & eleven 
Square Eods of Land ye Second is bounded on ye East 
end by a peice of Land Laid out to John Stites on ye South 
by a peice of Land that ye Halls purchased of Jacob and 
Micah Smith and So Eunning west from Sd Stites his land 
by Halls land untill it Containes thirty three Acres one 
Hundreed & Twenty Seven Square Eods Comprehending 
in both peices one Hundreed Acres and Sixty Eight Sq'r 
Eods Togather With all ye timber trees woods under 
Woods Lying Growing or Standing upon ye Same With ye 
Eeversions & Eemainders theirof and all ye Estate Eight 
Tittle Intrest property Claime and Demand Whatsoever of 
me the Sd Eichard Ellison or my heirs or Assigns of in or 
to ye above Bargained primises with all ye Appurtenances 
Tp Have and To Hold all and Singuler ye Appurtenances 



470 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDfe. 

of ye bargained primises Unto him the Sd Thomas Tred- 
well his heirs and Assigns forever To his & their own Sole 

Page 268. 

proper Use benifet & behoofe frome henceforth and forever 
& I ye Sd Eichard Ellison for me my heirs Executors and 
administrators doe Covenant promis Grant and Agree to 
and With him ye Sd Thomas Tredwell his heirs and As- 
signs that at the Time of ye Ensealing & Delevery heirof I 
am ye tru Sole & LawfuU owner of all the above Bargained 
primises and am Lawfully Seized & possesed theirof in my 
own proper Eight of a Good perfect and Absolute Estate 
of Inheritance in fee Simple and had in my Self Good 
Eight full power and LawfuU Authority to Sell and Dispose 
of ye Same in manner as afore said and that the Said 
Thomas Tredwell his heirs and Assigns Shall and may by 
Virtue heirof Lawfully peasibley and Qnitely. Have hold 
use occupy Commiind Enjoy and freely possess all ye above 
Bargained premises With the Appurtenances free and 
Clearly acquited Eeleased and fully Discharged of and 
from all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sailes Leases Joynters dowreys Mortuages Judg- 
ments Executions and Incumbrances and I the Sd Eichard 
Ellison Do Covenant Bind and oblige my Self my heirs 
Executors and Administrators to Warrent Secure and for- 
ever defend all the above bargained primises With ye Ap- 
purtenances unto him the Said Thomas Tredwell his heirs 
and Assignes forever Against all the Just & LawfuU Claimes 
and Demands of all manner of persons Whomesoever In 
Witness heirunto I have Set to my band and fixed my Seal 
the Day and year above Written 

Signed Sealed and 

Delevered In the Eichaed Ellison Jnr (S) 

presents of 
John Biedsall 
Samuel Langdon Jur 
Daniel Cobnell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEOOEDS. 471 

January 21th 1748-9 Then Appeared Before me Joseph 
Kissam Esqr one of his Majestys Justices of ye peace for 
Queens County assigned the within Named Eichard Ellison 
and Did Acknowledg this within Instrument to be his free 
Volontary Act & Deed Which having Examined & iinding 
no Easure Nor Enterlination I alow it to be Eecorded 

Joseph Kissam 
Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Valentine : Hw't: Petebs Clerk 

Page 269. 

This Indenture maid this fifth Day of Desember in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundreed & forty Seven Betwen 
Benjamin Smith of Hempstead in queens County in the 
province of New York yeoman of ye one part & Timothy 
Smith of ye Same place yeoman of ye other part Witneseth 
that the Said Benjamin Smith for & in ye Consideration of 
ye Sum of fifty pound lawfuU money of New York to hiin 
in hand paid by the Said Timothy Smith & before ye En- 
sealing & Delevery heirof ye Eecipt wheirof he Doth Ac- 
knowledg & himself to be theirwith fully Contented Satisfied 
& paid & theirof & of Every part & parcell theirof Doth 
heirby forever acquit Exonerate Eeleace & Discharge him 
the Said Timothy Smith & his heirs Extors Admistors & 
Every of them hath Given Granted Bargained Sold Alined 
Eemised Eeleased Assured & Confirmed & by theise pres- 
ents Doth give grant Bargain Sell Alien Eeleace Assure & 
Confirme unto him ye Said Timothy Smith & to his heirs & 
Assigns all that Certain peices of Land & medow Situate 
Lying & being at the South Side of Hempstead at Washbands 
neck one Lott of Medow bounded East by a Creek north by ye 
Neck fence & West by a highway & South by a Ditch & fence 
of Joseph Dentons Deseaced be it more or Less as it may 
be found Within ye Sd bounds medow & Land & also one 
other pice of medow bounded North & East by Dentons & 
South by a Creek West by Southards be their more or Less 



472 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

in Quantity as their May be found Within the Said bounds 
& also one other Lott or pice of Medow Bounded West by 
medow which Did Belong to Thomas Southard North by a 
Creek & East by ye Cow Medow & South by Dentons with 
all the Eights of Upland belonging theirunto with all & 
Singular ye Said Uplands & medow with ye fences pastures 
& all ye Improvements & profetts & also my Eight to a 
Certain pice of medow Ditched, of from the Cow medow 
to havfe & to hold all & Singular the Said Lands Medow 
with Every their Appurtenances unto the Said Timothy 
Smith & to his heirs & Assigns to ye only proper Use beni- 
fit & behoofe of ye Said Timothy Smith & his heirs & As- 
signs forever & ye Said Benjamin Smith for himself his 
heirs Extors & adstres & Every of them Doth Heirby Cot- 

Page 270. 

enant promis Grant & Agree to & With the Said Timothy 
Smith & his heirs & assignes in manner & foim following^ 
that is to Say that at the time of Ensealing & Delevering 
heirof he Was the tru Sole Lawfull owner of all & Singular 
the Said heirby above Granted & Bargained Lands & me- 
dow & that he had in himself good Eight full power & 
Lawfull Authority to Sell & Dispose of the same in forme 
above said as also that the Same is free & Clear from all 
Intanglements or other Incumbrances & Lastly the Said 
Benjamin Smith the Abovesaid Lands & medow & Every 
part & parcell theirof unto the Said Timothy Smith & his 
heirs & Assigns Against the Lawfull Claimes & pretences 
of all persons Shall and Will Warrent & by theise presents 
forever Defend In Witness Wheirof the Said Benjamin 
Smith hath Heirunto Sett his hand & Seal ye Day and 
year above first written 

Sealed & Delevered in 

the presents off Benjamin Smith (S) 

Benj'n Lewes 

Yal't :Hew't : Peters 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 473 

January 21th Day 1748-9 then personally Appeared be- 
fore me Joseph Thorn e Esqr one of his Majesties Jus- 
tices pf ye peace fqr queens County Assigned ye Within 
Naiined Benjamin Smith & Acknowledged ye Within Writ- 
ten Instrument to be his VoUentary Act & Deed which 
having Examined & finding no Easure Nor Enterlination I 
Allow it to Be Ecacorded 

Joseph Thorne 

Entered & Compared With ye Original By 

Valentine Hw't : Petees 

Town Clerk 
Page 271. 

At a General Town Meetting held in Hempstead the first 
Day of April Anno Domini 1746 

Then was Chosen Jacob Smith Supervisor for this En- 
suing Year 

David Bedell was Chosen Constable and Collect &c 
Jerimiah Bedell and Joseph Mott were Chosen Asses- 
sors 

John Dorland Joseph Mott and Soloman Seamaus was 
Chosen Commissioners for Laying out High Ways all for 
this Ensuing Year 

Ben. Lester and Eich'd Bedell was Chosen Aprisors of 
Intestate Estates 

Jacob Seamans Will Smith Ben Lester Fredrick Van- 
nost Eich'd Post Jonathan Vail Daniel Combs Ben Cornell 
Andreas Onderdonk Jiir Caleb Morril Daniel Pearsall are 
Chosen Serveyers of or Overseers of High Ways 

Jacob Vail and Eich'd Williams are Chosen fence Veu- 
iers 

Micah Smith was Chosen > Town Clerk for this Ensuing 
Year 

Coll Treadwell was Chosen Pounder 

John Dorian John Birdsall John Hall and Joseph Mott 
was Chosen trustees for this Ensuing Year and ye full 



474 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

power Given them as was given to ye trustees ye 3tli of 
October 1737 

At the Same town Meetting the Sum of one pound six- 
teen Shillings was Allowed to Jacob Smith and Ben : Les- 
ter for Setling ye Line on ye plains with a Committe of 
Oyster Bay, and ye trustees to pay ye Said money out of 
ye publick Stock the Sum of money in ye trustees hands 
Amounts to £. 245 s. 15 d. 7 without ye Interest being Cast 
on ye Bonds 

Entered by Order be Me 

MiCAH Smith Clerk 

The Ear Mark of Jerimiah Bedell Jur is a Slit in ye of 
Ear and a hapny ye fore side of Each Ear and a Nick 
under ye of Ear 

Enter ye 21th Day of march 1746-7 

Page 272. 

Att a Genarall Town Meeting held in Hempstead the 
Seventh Day of April Anno Domini 1747 

Then was Chosen Jacob Smith Supervisor for this En- 
suing Year 

David Bedle was Chosen Constable & colector 
Jeremiah Beadle and Joseph Mott ware Chosen Asses- 
ers 

John Dorlon Joseph Mott and Solomon Seman was Cho- 
sen Comissiners for Laying ought highways 

Benj : Lester and Eichard Bedle was Chosen Aprisors of 
Intestate Estates 

Benj : Carmon, Jacob Seman Will'm Smith Eichard Post 
Fredrick VanNostront John Williames Daniel Comes Major 
Tredwell Trostom Dodg Caleb Morell Tim Smith and John 
Foster ware Chosen Serveyors of or Overseers of Highways 

Benj : Hewlett & Thomas Tredwell was Chosen fence 
vewers , 

Coll Tredwell was Chosen pounder 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 475 

Val : Hewlett peters was Chosen Towij Clerk 

John Dorlon John Birdsall & John Hall was Cliosen 
Tritstees for this Ensuing year and the full power Given 
them as was given to the trustees the 3th of October 1737 

Joseph Mott was Chosen A Trustee to Take Care to pre- 
vent those persons who have no Eight from Bulding upon 
the plaines and fencen them in 

Att the Abovesa'd Town Meeting James Seman protested 
Against the Voat of Chusing the trustees 

Entred by Order by me 

Val : Hewle^tt Peters Clerk 
Page 273. 

Att a General Town Meeting Held In hempstead the 
fifth Day of April 1748 

Then Jacob Smith was Chosen Supervisor f ^r this Ensu- 
ing year 

David Beadle was Chosen Constable and Colector 

Jeremiah Beadle and John Williames was Chosen 

Assesors 

John Dorlon Joseph Mott aiid Solomon Seman was 

Chosen Commissinors for Ijaying out Highways 

Benjamin Lester and Richard Beadle was Chosen Apris- 

ors of Intestate Estates 

Benjamin Carmou Jacob Seman William Smith Samuel 

Willis Bldret Lucas Sam Searing Daniel Combs John Allyn 

Trostom Dodge Caleb Morell Timothy Smith and John 

Foster was chosen Survayers of or overseers of the Highways 
Benjamin Hewlett and Thomas Tredwell was Chosen 

fence Vewers 

Jeremiah Beadle Jun was Chosen Pender 

Valentine Hewlett Peters was Chosen Town Clerk • 

John Dorlon John Birdsall and John Hall Was Chosen 



476 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Trustees and as full power Given them as Was Given the 
Trustees the 3 of October 1737 

Entred By ^ 

Val. Hw't. Peters Clerk 

Att the above said Town Meeting on The Application of 
Eich'd Valentine and John Willis Itt Was Voated and Con- 
cluded Bj all the freeholders their and then present That 
the Said Richard Valentine and John Willis Shall and they 
heirby have Liberty Granted to them and their Heirs To 
Take up upon their own Rights one Acre of Land for the 
Use of a Byrying place ajoynmg to the South Side of the 
Meeting House Ground Att'Westbury that Is Now Within 
fence the Same to Remaine To them their Heirs and assigns 
forever for the Use aifor<isaid 

Entered By 

Val : Hw : Peters Clerk 

Page 274. 

Att a Town Meeting held in hempstead the Nineteenth 
Day of July 1748 pursuant to a Warrent Granted for that 
purpose itt is Voted and Agreed by the Major Voat of the 
freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town Abovesaid ( that 
wheiras wee find By Bxperence that Mowing the Grass on 
hempstead plaines So Earley in the year as it Usially hath 
Been Mowed of Laite years is a Great Damage to the owners 
theirof By Reason it hath not Come to its full Groath) that 
if any person Shall mow Any Grass on hempstead plaines 
in this present year Before the twentyeth Day of August he 
Shall forfett Twenty Shillings to the poor of the parish : to 
Be Recovered Before any one of his Majestices Justices of the 
pice in Queens County and Wee Do Impower John Dorlon 
and Benjamin Hewlett to Sue for the Same 

Entered By order 

Val : Hewlett : Peters Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 477 

att the above said Town Meeting the persons heirunder 
Written Did protest Against the Abovesaid Voat and Ac- 
ordingly ordered their Protest to Be Entered Viz 

Bilyeniis Towndsend John Pine Timothy Towndsend 

Jonathan Smith :B: John Towndsend Eiohard Ellison Jur 
Jonas Flower William Titus Benjamin Downing 

Entered By their prder &c 

Val: Hewlett: Peteks Clerk 

Att the Bequest of Severall of the freeholders of the 
Township of Hempstead wee John Smith & Eobart marvin 
Two of the Commisinors for Laying out highways in ye 
Sd Township of hempstead have this 13th Day of August 
1750 Layed out a highway at hungry harbour Begining at 
an old highway & Ditch abought the Northwest Corner of 
Elias Dorlons Lott So Running upon a Straight Line a 
Cross Ben Dusenberres David Beadles Mr platts perham- 
uses & Major Martins Lotts of Meadow to the Bent of a 
great Crick & So from the Said Crick to Turtil Island 
Twenty foot wide from one End to the other also at the 
Same time Layed out a highway twenty foot Wide from the 
old Eoad in hungry harbour to a Small l:')rook in Samuel 
Southards Line Witness our hands the Daite above 

RoBAET Marvin ) ^ 
John Smith J ^""^^ 

Enter'd & Compa'd with, ye Orriginal By 

"Val. Hw. petbes Clerk 

Page 275. 

Att a General Town Meeting held in hempstead the fourth 
Day of April 1749 

Then the persons heirafter named ware Chosen Town 
officers for the Ensuing Year 

Jacob Smith Supervisor 

David Beadle Constable & Collector 



478 HEMtSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Eichard Beadle & Benjamin Lester Apprisors of Entest- 
ate Estates 

Benjamin Carmon Jacob Seman of Jerusalem William 
Smith Eldred Lucas William Titus Samuel Searing Daniel 
Combs Benjamin Cornel Oliver Baxter Timothy Smith 
Samuel Prince Hendrick Hendrickson June Survayers or 
Overseers of Highways 

Benjamin Hewlett & Thomas Tredwell fence Vewers 

Jeremiah Beadle Jur Pender 

Valentine Hewlett Peters Town Clerk 

Jeremiah Beadle & John Smith Assessers 

John Dorlon Joseph Mott & Robert Marvin Commisin- 
ors for Laying out Highways 

John Dorlon John Birdsall & John Hall Trustees & the 
Same power Given them as Was Given ye Trustees ye 3d 
Day of October 1737 & the ti-ustees at this Town Meeting 
Gave an Aeount to ye Town of ye Towns money & their 
Waire in their hands in Bonds <fe Cash to the amount of 
£. 275=9=5. 

at the abovesaid Town meeting it Was Voated their 
Should be a publick Pound Errected at Sucksess & James 
Smith is Chosen pender their Who is to Make the pound at 
his own Cost 

Entered By me 

Valentine Hw't : Petees Clerk 

Page 276. 

This Indenture maid the twenty Seventh Day of April in 
ye year of our lord Seventeen Hundreed & forty Eight 
Between John Thomas of the Township of Eye in the 
County of Westchester in the province of New York Gfent 
& Margfet Tredwell of the Same place Widow Executors of 
the Last "Will & Testament of Samuel Tredwell laite of Eye 
in ye County of Westchester aforesaid Gent Deseased of 
the one part & Thomas Tj'edwell of hempstead in Queens 



I-IEMPSTBAD TOWN RECORDS. 479 

County Within the province of New York aforesaid Gent 
on the other part Witneseth that the Said John Thomas & 
Margaret Tredwell According to the Tennor & tru Intent 
& meaning of the Said Last Will & Testament of the Said 
Samuel Tredwell Baring daite the fourth day of January in 
the year of our Lord one thowsand Seven hundreed & forty 
Seven Refference being theirunto had the Same may More 
amply Appear & by force & Virtue of the Same Last Will 
and Testament for & in ye Consideration of ye Sum of four 
hundreed and forty five pounds LawfuU money of New 
York unto them the Said John Thomas & Margaret Tred- 
well or one of them well & Truly in hand paid or Secured 
to be paid By the Said Thomas Tredwell at & Immediately 
before ye Ensealing & Delevering of theise presents the Re- 
cipt wheirof they the Said John Thomas & Margaret Tred- 
well Do Heirby own & Acknowledg & themselves to be 
theirwith fully Satisfied Contented & paid & tlieirof & 
theirfrom and of & from Every part & parcel theirof do 
heirby forever Acquit Exonerate Eeleace & Discharge him 
ye Said Thomas Tredwell & his heirs & Assigns Have giv- 
en granted bargained Sold Aliened Remised Released En- 
feoffed assured and Confirmed and by theise presents Do 
Give grant Bargain Sell Alien Remise Release Erffeeof as- 
sure & Confirme imto the Said Thomas Tredwell & his 
heirs & assigns for ever all that one Certain tract or 
Lott of Land & Meadow theirun to adjoyning Seituate Ly- 
ing & being at the South Side of the Township of hemp- 
stead aforesaid at the East Side of Hickses Neck Contain- 
ing by Estimation forty five Acres Be the Same more or 
Less Bounded East by a Creek West partly by Daniel 
pine & partly By the highway North By the Neck fence & 
South partly by John Carmons and partly by Thomas Car- 
mon also Another Lott of Upland & meadow Lying & be- 

Page 277. 

itjg at ye East Side of Hickses Neck afore said Containing 
twenty Acres more or Less Bounded East partly by the 



480 hemPst^ead town eecoeds. 

Said John Carmons & partly by ye Cove West By Daniel 
Pine north by John Carmon aforesaid & South By the 
Cove Togather with all & Singular the pastures Meadows 
Timber trees fenseings waters & Improvements with Every 
their Appurtenances with ye Rents Issues & profits of the 
Same & of Every part & parcell theirof with the Eeversions 
& Remainders of the Same To have and to hold all & Every 
the Said heirby Granted & Bargained Lotts of Upland & 
Meadow ground With all & Every the premises & appur- 
tenances theirunto belonging or in any manner of ways Ap- 
pertaining unto the Said Thomas Tredwell & his heirs & 
assigns to the only proper use Benifit & behoofe of him 
the Said Thomas Tredwell & his heirs and Assigns for ever 
and the Said John Thomas & Margret Tredwell for them 
selfs their heirs Executors & administraitors & Every of them 
Do heir by Covenant promis Grant & Agree to & with ye Said 
Thomas Tredwell & his heirs Executors administraitors & 
assigns & with Every of them, in manner & form following 
that is to Saj' that all & Singular the Before mentioned 
Land & primises With Every their Appiirtenances now are 
& be at the time of Executing theise presents to & from 
henceforth Shall Continue & abide unto the Said Thomas 
Tredwell or his heirs or assigns Clear & Clearly Acquitted 
& Discharged or at all times from time to time Siiffeciently 
Saved harmeless of & from all & Every other former Bar- 
gains Sailes Gifts Grants, Becognizantes Joynters Dowers 
and of & from all & Every other Charges Tittles Troubles 
& incumbrances whatsoever they Be had maid Committed 
done or agreed unto by the Said John Thomas or Margaret 
Tredwell or Either of them Moreover that they the Said John 
Thomas & Margaret Tredwell or the Heirs of the Survivor 
or Survivors of them & also all & Every other person or 
persons any thing Lawfully haveing or ' Claiming or which 
at any time or times hereafter Shall or may Lawfully have 
or Claime any thing of in or to any part of ye Said Lotts of 
Land & meadow ground & primises by from or under the 
Said John Thomas or Margaret Tredwell or Either of them 



Hempstead town Secobds. 481 

at all times heirafter & from time to time during the Space 
of Seven years upon the Lawfull Eequest & at the Cost & 
Charges in the Law of the Said Thomas Tredwell his heirs 
& assigns Shall & will further do Cause Knowledge & Suf- 
fer to be maid & Done all & Every Such further & other 
act or Acts in Law devises Devised thiog & things of assur- 
ance Whatsoever With Warrentee only against the Said 

Page 278. 

John Thomas and Margaret Tredwell & their Heirs as by 
the Said Thomas Tredwell his Counsell Learned in the Law 
Shall be Eeasonabley Devised advised or Required for the 
further or better Assurance Sure Maiking & Conveying of 
the Said Lotts or parcells of Land & premises to be had & 
maid unto the Said Thomas Tredwell and his heirs Execu- 
tors administrators & assigns for & to the only proper use 
Benifit & behoofe of the Said Thomas Tredwell & his heirs 
and Assigns forever Provided alwayes that the said John 
Thomas or Margaret Tredwell or Either of them or their 
or Either o"f their heirs or assigns Shall not be Compelled 
or Compellable to Trauble in & about the Maiking & Exe- 
cuting of the Said Assurance or any of them above the 
Space of Ten Mildes from his or hur habitation or place of 
abode In Witness wheirof the Said John Thomas and 
Margaret Tredwell have to theise presents Set their hands 
and Seales the Day & year heirin above first Written 

Sealed & Delevered 

in the presents of John Thomas (S) 

Benj: Tredwell Magahitt Tredwell (S) 

Jacob Smith 

Memorandom that before ye Signed & Sealing of the 
Within Conveyance it is Mutually agreed by the parties 
that all highways which have heretofore been ascertained 
or Laid out as Such Within the Limits & Boundareys with- 
.in Specified Shall be Excluded from any Grant heirin Maid 
and also Reserving & Excepting out of the Said premises 



482 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

one Acer of Meadow Ground Wliicli Jolin Carmon Claimes 
In Witness wheirof the parties liave heirunto Set their 
hands Accordingly the 27th day of April 1748 

John Thomas 
Thomas Teedwell 
Maegaeet Teedwell 

April 4th 1749 Then personally Appeared Before me 
Joseph Kissam Esqr one of his majestyes Justices of the 
peace for queens County the Within named Benjamin Tred- 
well one of the Subscribing Witneses to the within Deed & 
being Sworn on ye holy Evangilest Declareth that he Saw 
John Thomas & Magaret Tredwell ye Grantors of this 
Deed Sign Seale & Delever ye Same as their Volentary Act 
& Deed & at ye Same time Saw Jacob Smith Sign ye Same 
as a witness & haveing Examined it & finding no Easure 
nor Enterlination I alow it to Be Eecorded 

Joseph Kissah 

Entered & Compared with ye orriginal By 

Valentine Hew't Petees Clerk 

Page 279. 

To all Christion peopel to whome theise presents Shall 
Gome Greeting wheareas Elbert monfort laite of Cow neck 
in ye Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nas- 
saw Island Yeoman Deseased Did by his Last will & Test- 
ament bearing daite ye twenty Seventh day of desember in 
ye year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundreed & Twen- 
ty five Give & beijueath unto Susanah his Wife ye Sole use 
of his farme upon Cow Neck afore said while She Remained 
his widow & by his Said Last will did appoint & Constitute 
his brother in Law Cornelius Van-Wyck & his brother 
peter muntfort & Rem Remson all of Queens County afore- 
said Executors of his Said Last Will and Testament & did 
by his Said Last will Impower his Said Executors on the 
Marige of ye Said Susanah his wife to Sell & Dispose of his 



M]<!M]?gf]i:At) ±owN becoedS. 48^ 

Said farrae upon Cow Neck according to his Said will whicli 
Will was approved off by his ExcellenSey William Burnett 
captain Grenerall & govener of New York new Jersey & Ter- 
etoryes Theiron Depending in America as by the probate of 
the Said will Bearing Daite the first day of march in ye 
year of our Lord Seventeen Hundteed & twenty five Eela^ 
tiou theirunto being had may More fully appear Now know 
yee that wee the aforenamed peter Munfort Rem Remson 
& Cornelias Vanwyck Executors afpre Named In pursuance 
of the last will & Testament of the Said Elbert monfort & 
power their by given us having at a publick Vendue on ye 
tenth day of this Instant march Exposed the aforementioned 
farme to Saile to the hiarest Bidder have for the Considera- 
tion of the Sum of Seven hundreed & Eighty pounds Eight 
Shillings and Seven pence Current money of New York to 
us or one of us in hSind paid before ye Executing of theise 
presents by Robert Sutton of Cow Neck afore named Ship- 
wright in Beha,lf of himself & fellow purchaisers of the Said 
farme who ware Joyntly Bound with him for the payment 
aforesaid & wheareas Jeremiah Dodge of Cow Neck afore- 
said being by mutall agreement beforehand one of the Pur- 
chasers of apart of the Said farme now theise presents wit- 
nesseth that wee peter miinfort Rem Remson & Cornelius 
Vanwyck ye Executors above named for the Sum of three 
hundred & twenty one pound Eight Shillings & a penny 
half penny to us In hand well & Truly paid by the Said 
Jeremiah Dodge aforesaid the Recipt theirof & of Every 
part tteeirof wee do Acknowledg & by theise presents doth 
Acquit Exonerate & fully discharge him the Said Jeremiah 
Dodge hi's Executors administrators & Every of th^m' for- 
ever by theise presents hath Given • granted Bargained 

Page 280. 

Enfeeoffed Sold aliened Conveyed assured & Confirmed & 
by theise presents Doth fully freely Clearly & absolutely 
Give grant Bargain Sell Enfeeofe AHen Convey & assure & 



484 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Confirme unto the Said Jeremiah Dodge & to his heirs & 
assigns forever all that of the Dwelling house & Barne & 
orchard by the house & ye" north west part of the above 
Eecited farm the bounds whereof being at a walnut Tree 
which is the widow Buttons Northest bounds thence north 
forty three Rods & ten Links to a Stake thence Running 
west two degrees South two hundred & fifteen Rods & fif- 
teen Links to the highway thence Running South nine 
degrees East forty four Rods by the Road., thence to the 
place of Beginning two hundreed & nine Rods to the place 
of Begining Containing within the Said bounds fifty Seven 
Acres & three Quarters & ninteen Rods within the Said 
bounds as by the draft of the Said Land maid by Samuel 
Willis who Survaied the Same may more fully Appear to- 
gather with the houses outhouses bames orchards ways 
paths Easements waters Springs water Coarses and all & 
Every other the Appurtenances preveliges Conveniances & 
Commodityes to the Same belonging and any ways apper- 
taining known taken or Reputed as part parcell or member 
there of To have & to hold all the above Recited premises 
with ye Appurtenances & the Reversions & Remainders 
theirof unto him the Said Jeremiah Dodge his heirs & as- 
signes forever to his & their own Sole & proper use Benifitt 
& behoofe from henceforth & forever & wee the Said peter 
Munfort Rem Remson & Cornelius Vanwyck for our Selves 
our heirs Executors & administrators & for ye heirs of the 
afore, named Elbert Muntf ort their Heirs Executors & ad- 
ministrators do Covenant & agree to & with ye Said Jere- 
miah Dodge his heirs & assigns that the aforenamed Elbert 
munfort Deseaced at the time of his Deseace was the true 
Sole &, Lawful! owner of the above Recited & Demised 
premises & Every part theirof in his own Right as a good 
perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple & 
had in himself good Right full power & authority to Im- 
power his above named Executors to Bargain Sell alien 
Convey assure Enfeeoffe & Confirm the Same in Manner as 
abovesaid & being free & Clear from any other former Saile 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 485 

Lease Release Will Bntaile Mortguage Joyntor Dowrey 
Judgments Extent Execution Incumbrance or Trbtible what- 
soever and wee ye Said peter munfort Rem Remson Cornel- 
ius Vanwyck for our Selves & for Each of us & for Every & 
Each of our heirs Executors &, administrators doe further 
Covenant & oblige our Selves & them to warrent & Defend 
the above Bargained & granted premises & the Apperten- 
ances theirof & every part & parcel] theirof unto them the 

Page 28i! 
Said Jeremiah Dodge his heirs & assigns from us and from 
our heirs Executors & administraitors and from the heirs of 
the Said Deseaced Elbert munfort & from all & every other 
person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming any Right 
title Intrest or Estate in the Same granted premises or any 
part theirof from by or under us the Said peter munfort 
Rem Remson Cornelius Vanwyck or our heirs Executors or 
administraitors or the Heirs of Elbert munfort Deceased in 
witness wheirof wee have heirunto Set to our hands & Seals 
this thirty first Day of march in ye year of our Lord Christ 
Seventeen hundreed & thirty 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presents off petee Munfoet (S) 

William Willis Rem Remson (S) 

Andees Ondeedanck Coenelius Vanwyck (S) 

Sam'l Willis 
Queens County august the 30 1734 Then Came the with- 
in named andrews onderdanck one of the within Witneses 
to the within Deed personally Before mee Isaac Hicks 
Jiidg of the Court of Common pleas of Queens County and 
Being Sworn on the holy Evangelers of Almighty Saye.th 
that he See peter Munfort Rem Remson & Cornehus Van- 
wyck Execute the within Written Deed I allow this Deed 

to be Reacorded 

Isaac Hicks 

Entered & Compared with ye orriginal By 

Valentine Hew't: Petees Clerk 



486 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

This Indenture maid this Twelveth Day of April in the 
year of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundreed thirty one By 
& Betwen Andrews Anderdanck of Cow Neck in the Town- 
ship of Hempstead in Queens County in New York province 
Yeoman & Greetry his Wife of the one part & Samuel 
Dodge of the Same place yeoman of the other party wit- 
neseth that the. Said andrews Onderdanck and Greetry his 
wife for & in Consideration of the Sum of two hundreed 
Seventy Eight pounds twelve Shillings Current money of 
New York to them in hand paid before the Enseahug heir- 
of by Samuel Dodge afore named the Eeeipt wheirof the 
Said andrews & Greetry Do heirby acknowledg & themselfs 
be their with fully Satisfied and Contented & theirof & their- 
from & of & from Every part & parcell theirof Do by theise 
presents forever Acquit Exonerate and Discharge him the 
Said Samuel Dodg his heirs Executors & Administraitors 
they the Said andrews &, Greetry have Given Granted Bar- 

Page 282. 

gained Sold alienated Enfeeoffed assured Conveyed & Con- 
firmed & by theise presents Do freely fully & absolutely 
Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeeof assure Convey & 
Confirme unto him the Said Samuel Dodge his heirs & as- 
signs one Certain peice or parcell of Land Scituate Lying 
& being on Cow Neck afore Named & is Butted & Bounded 
as followeth Viz Easterly by the highway that Leads 
through ye Neck Northardly by the highway that Leads 
to Landing Westwardly By Land of Eobert Huchings & 
Jonathan Whitheads Southardly by Lands of andrews 
Anderdanck aforesaid Beginning at a white Oake Sapling 
Standing by the Eoad Side it being Eobert H.utchings 
North East Corner tree Eunning thence South one Degree 
& a Quarter West twenty four Chaine fifty three Links to a 
Stake, Eunning thence East two Degrees & a half South 
two Chaines thence East Six Degrees South two Chaines 
& thirty -four Links thence Eunning North Seventeen De- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 487 

grees East two Chames fifty Links thence North thirty 
Degrees East two Chaines & Sixty Eight Links thence 
North forty Six Degrees & half East one Chaine & Seventy 
iive Links thence North fifty one Degrees East two 
Chaine & Sixty one Link thence North fifty two Degrees 
East two Chaine & Ninty Links to a Stake thence North 
Sixty four Degrees & half East four Chaines & Six Links to 
a Chesnut Tree thence North Sixty Nine Degrees East 
two Chaine & twenty five Link to a Chesnut Stump thence 
South Sixty six Degrees East five Chain & Sixty four Link 
to an ash Tree thence South Seventy Seven Degrees East 
four Chaines & Eighty Six Links to a Stake by the Eoad 
that Leads through the Neck thence by the Road North 
Nine Degrees West twelve Chain & Eighty one Link 
thence North thirteen Degrees & half West five Chaine & 
Seventeen Link thence North forteen Degrees & half West 
two Chaine & Seventy five Link thence North twelve De- 
grees & half West two Chaine & Sixty Six Link thence 
By,the highway that Leads to the Landing West Eight De- 
grees & half South Six Chain Seventy five Link thence 
West Seventeen Degrees South Six Chaine & fifteen Links 
thence West twenty Six Degrees South five Chain & fifty 
Link thence on a Straight Line to the place we first begun 
all it Containing fifty three acres three Quarters & thirty 
Six Eod Togather with all & Every prevelidge appurten- 
ance Conveniancey & Commodity to the Same belonging to 
have & to hold the Said picg of Land with all & Every of 
its Appurtenances prevelidges Convenianceys and Com- 
modityes to the Same Belonging known taken or Reputed 
to be a part parcell or member theirof togather with ye 
Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders theirof 
unto him ye Said Samuel Dodge his heirs & assignes for- 

Page 283. 

ever to his & their own only proper use Benifitt & Behoof 
forever & the Said andrews Anderdanck & Greetry his wife 



488 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

for themselves their Heirs Executors & administraitors Do 
Covenant promis Grant & Agree to & with the Said Samuel 
Dodge his heirs & assignes that before the Ensealing heirof 
they are the tru Sole & Lawful! owners of all the above 
Bargained , premises & are Lawfully Seized & possesed of 
ithe Same in their own Eight as a good perfect & absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple & have in themselves 
Good Eight full power & authority to Give Grant Bargain 
Sell alien Enifeoff assure Convey & Confirme the Same in 
manner as abovesaid & that ye Said Samuel Dodge his 
heirs & assigns Shall & may from Time to time & at all 
times forever heirafter Lawfully peacibley & Quitely have 
hold use Occupy possess & Enjoy the sd Bargained premi- 
ses free & Clear & freely & Clearly acquitted Exonerated & 
Discharged of & from all & all manner of other former 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sailes Leases wills Entailes Joyn- 
tors Dowreys Judgments Extents Executions Incumbran^ 
ces & Troubles whatsoever & the Said andrews Auder- 
danck Doth further Covenant & Bind himself his heirs Ex- 
ecutors & administraitors & Every of them firmly By theise 
presents to warrent & Defend ye above Bargained premises 
& Every part theirof imto him the Said Samuel Dodge his 
heirs & assigns forever against the Just & Lawfull Claim or 
Claimes of any person or persons whatsoever In Witness 
whereof the Said Andrews Underdunck & Greetry his wife 
have heirunto Sett their hands & Seals the Day & year 
above written memorandom, with the, Enterlined in ye 
thirty fourth Line before the Ensealing heirof 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

In the presents of Andrew^ Onderdonck (S) 

William Hutchings Greetry Onderdonck (S) 

Sam'l Thurston 

Sam'l Cornel 

Queens County memorandom on ye twenty ninth Day 
of August 1734 Came ye within named andris Anderdanck 
personally Before me Isaac Hicks Judge of ye Court of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. . 489 

Common pleas of Queens County and acknowledgd the 
within Instrument to be his free & Vollentary act & Deed 
I allow this Deed to Be Eeacorded 

Isaac Hicks 
Entered & Compared with ye Orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't Peters 

Clerk 

Page 284. 

This Indenture maid the Eighteenth Day of march in 
the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord king 
Georg <fe in the year of mans Salvation Seventeen hundreed 
& Eighteen Between Thomas Dodge of hempstead in 
queens County on the Island nawsaw Coster and Susan ah 
his wife of the one part & Samuel Dodge of the Same place 
Yeman on the other part witneseth that the Said Thomas 
Dodge by the Consent & good liking of his Said wife Sig- 
nified by hur being a party to & Sealing & Delevering of 
theise presents for <fe in Consederation of the Sum of one 
hundreed twenty four pounds Current money of New York 
to him in hand paid & Secured' to be paid att & Before the 
Executing of theise presents by the Said Samuel Dodge 
the Recipt wheirof he the Said Thomas Dodge Doth heir- 
by acknowledg & their from doth by theise presents forever 
Release & discharge the Said Samuel Dodge & his Execu- 
tors & administraitors & for other good Causes him their- 
unto moving he the Said Thomas Dodge hath given Grant- 
ed Bargained Sold alined Enfeeoffed & Confirmed & by 
theise presents Doth give grant Bargain Sell alien Enfeeof 
& Confirme unto him the Said Samuel Dodge & his heirs & 
assigns forever all that his the Said Thomas Dodge is Cer- 
tain farme plantation or Tract of Land Sceitiate Lying & 
being on Cow Neck in the Township of Hempstead & Coun- 
ty abovesaid Containing fifty nine Acres & twenty -Six 
Square Rods or one third Lacking five acres of that farme 
that was Samuel Cloweses Being Bounded Bastardly part- 



490 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

ly By tliomas Dodge aforesaid & partly by Trustum Dodge 
Northwardly by Eidgbell inott westerly by other Lands 
Laid out upon gaite Eights & Southardly by the Land be- 
longing to the heirs of John Carle Deceased & all & Singu- 
lar the Hereditaments theirunto Belonging & adjoyning & 
also the Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders 
Eights Estates Rights Tittels Intrest Benifits Claimes & 
Demands whatsoever of him the Said Thomas Dodge or 
Svisanah his wife of or to all & Singular the Said premises 
& of in & to Every part & parcell theirof to have & to hold 
the Said plantation & tract of Land & all & Singular other 
the premises heirin Before mentioned & Intended to be 
heirby Granted with their & Every of their a,ppertenances 
Excepting as is before Explained unto him the Said Sam- 
uel Dodge & his heirs & assigns forever to the only use & 
Behoofe of him the Said Samuel Dodge & his Heirs & as- 
signs for Evermore and the Said Thomas Dodge for him- 
self his heirs Executors & administraitors doth heirby Cove- 
nant promis Grant & agree to & with the Said Samuel 
Dodge his heirs & assigns & Every of them in manner & 

Page 285. 

forme following that is to Say that he the Said Thomas 
Dodge Emediately before the Executing of theise presents 
had in himself a free & Clear & Indefeacible Estate of In- 
heritance in fee Simple iu & to the above granted Lands 
and premises with the appurtenances & Every part & par- 
cell theirof & had in himself good Right full power & Law- 
full Authority to Selh & Convey & alienate the Same in 
forme abovesaid and that the Same Tract of Land & Every 
part theirof is free & Clear from all manner of Incumbran- 
ces Whatsoever further that he ye Sd Thoinas Dodge & his 
heirs Executors & administraitors ye Sd above Granted & 
Intended to be truly heirby granted' Lands & premises with 
ye appurtenances & Every part & parcell theirof unto him 
the Sd Samuel Dodge & his heirs & assigns against him the Sd 
Thomas Dod^e & Susanah his Wife their & Eit'her of their 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS.- 491 

heirs or asbigns & against all other person or persons what- 
soever Lawfully Claiming the Same or any part theirof 
Shall & will warrant & by theises presents forever Defend 
in Witness wheirof ye Sd party es have to these preweuts in- 
terchangeble put their hands & Seals ye Daite heirin first 
above written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presents of us Thomas Dodge (S) 

Thomas Wilkie Susanah Dodge (S) 

Teusteom Dodge 

Queens County feabury 12th 1723-4 then Came the 
within named Thomas Dodge Came parsonally Before me 
Isaac Hicks Judge of the Court of Common pleas of Queens 
County & acknowledged the within Instrument to be his 
free & Vollentary act & Deed 

Isaac Hicks 
Entered & Compared with ye Orriginal by 

Valentine Hw't : Petebs 

Town Clerk 



This Indenture maid ye Seventeenth Day of march in ye 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundred & twenty Betwen 
Capt Joshua Cornel of Cow neck in ye township of hemp- 
stead in Queens County on Nawsau Island in ye Colony of 
New York Gent of ye one party & Samuel Dodge of 
Cow Neck aforesaid Yeoman of ye other party Witness- 
eth that ye Said Joshua Cornel for & in Considera- 
tion of ye Sum of fifty pounds Corrent Lawfull money of 
New York to him in hand paid by ye Samuel Dodge before 
ye Executing of theise presents the Eecipt wheirof the Said 
Joshua Cornel Doth heirby own & acknowledg & theirof & 
theirfrom Doth by theise presents for ever acquit Exoner- 
ate & Discharge ye Said Samuel Dodge his heirs Executors 
& administraitors & Every of them have Given granted Bar- 
gained Sold Alienated Enfeoffed & Confirmed & by theise 



492 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

presents do give grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeeoff & Con- 
firme unto him the Said Samuel Dodge a Certain Mesuage 
or Dwilling house with ye Land ye Said house Stands on, 
ye Said house Lying & being upon Cow Neck aforesaid 
Nigh CoUords Cove with a Certain Tract of Land Nigh ad- 
joyning to the Said house Butted & Bounded as foUoweth 
Viz Begining att a Certain Stake Standing To the North 

Page 286. 

of a Black oak stunyred Tree itt Being Thomas Carles Cor- 
ner tree from thence Euning Southardly by Carles Land 
to a Black oake Stump on ye North of ye Road thence 
Running westerly to Another Black oake Stump Being for- 
mely CoUards bound Tree So Still running westerly to a 
post & Bail fence which is now Standing So Westerly as 
the fence now Runs to ye Road from thence Northerdly 
as fence now Runs to a Stake by ye fence from thence 
Running Easterly as the fence no^v Runs to Another Stake 
thence Running North Easterly to the Stake wee first Be- 
gun att Being by Computation Twenty Acres or their 
abouts Be it more or Less To have and to hold all ye Said 
house & Land with all & Every of its appurtenances preve- 
liges and Commodities to the Same Belonging or in any 
wise appertaining unto him the Said Samuel Dodge & his 
heirs & assigns to his & their Sole use Benifit & behoofe for 
ever & I the Said Joshua Cornel for me my heirs Executors 
& administraitors do heirby Covenant Grant promis & agree 
to & with the Said Samuel Dodge & his heirs & assigns that 
he ye Said Joshua Cornell his heirs Executors & adminis- 
traitors ye abovesaid heirby granted house & Land & tract 
of Land with all & Singular their Appurtenances unto him 
the abovesaid Samuel Dodge his heirs & assigns against all 
manner of persons what soever Claiming or to Claime any 
Lawful! Right or Intrest to in & upon ye abovesaid prem- 
ises or any part parcell or member theirof Shall & will 
warrent & forever Defend & I the Said Joshua Cornel do 
heirby further give grant ahen and Confirme unto the Said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 493 

Samuel Dodge His heirs & assigns all my Eight Tittle Int- 
rest Claime Challeng & Demand to all the Commons or on- 
inclosed Lands adjoyning to the aforesaid tract of Land 
Lying on the South & west Side of the above Named fence 
& will heirby warrent & Defend this my Eight to him his 
heirs & assigns to & against my Self my heirs Executors & 
administrators or Any from byor under me or them in 
witness wheirof I have heirunto Sett my hand & Seal the 
Day & year first above written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in presents of us Joshua Coenel (S) 

William Hutchens 

Eem Eemson 

Queens County febuary 12th 1723-4 then Came the 
within named Joshua Cornel personally Before me Isaac 
Hicks Judg of the Court of Common pleace of Queens 
County & acknowledgd the within Instrument to be his free 
& Vollentary act & Deed 

■ Isaac Hicks 
Entered & Compared with the Orriginal By 

Valentine Hw't : Peters Clerk 



Page 287. 

This Indenture maid this third Day of may in the year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & forty nine By 
& Betwen John Carpenter of the Southren part of the 
Township of hempstead in Queens County on Nawsaw 
Island Yeoman of the one part and Stephen Chaple of Cow 
Neck in the town County & Island aforesaid Yeoman of the 
other part .witneseth that I the Said John Carpenter for & 
in the Consideration of the full & Just sum of one hundred 
& forty five pounds of good Current & LawfuU money of 
the province of New York to me in hand well & truly paid 
by the Said Stephen Chappie Before the Ensealing & De- 



49^ S£M:l?STEAI) TOWN eUcoedS. 

levery heirof the Kecipt I do acknowledg & my Self their- 
with fully Satisfied Contented and paid & theirof & Every 
part & parcel theirof do Acquitt Keleace and fully Discharge 
him the Said Stephen Chapel his heirs Executors & admin- 
istraitors & Each & Every of theni forever by theise presents 
have given granted Bargained Sold aliened Enfeooffed 
assured Conveyed & Confirmed & by theise presents do 
fully freely Clearly and Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell 
alienate Enfeof assure Convey and Confirme unto him the 
Said Stephen Chappie his heirs & assigns forever all that 
of the plantation or farme of Land wheiron I now Dwell 
Southard of hempsted town & within the patent & Township 
of Hempstead aforesaid Butted & Bounded as followeth 
Beginning at apeparage Small tree Standing near the North 
West Corner of the tract & on the East Side of the highway 
Leading from the town to South & from the Said peperage 
Running North Seventy Degrees & one third East one 
hundred & thirty three Rods & ten Links of Chain & thence 
South four degrees & one third East Seventy three Rods & 
fifteen Links of Chain & thence South Seventy Eight De- 
grees & one half west one hundred thirty five Rods & twen- 
ty Links of Chain to the hiu'hway thence a Cross the 
highway & twenty one Rods & twenty Links of Chain in 
the Last Mentioned Course to the Brook in the Swamp 
which is the South west Corner & then a Right Line to the 
North west Corner which is four Rods westward from the 
Said peperage tree & then to the peperage tree the Same 
Course as the North -Line Including within the same fifty 
Six Acres and Ninty Seven Square Rods Besides the high- 
way which is heirby Excepted & not Sold as it was meas- 
ured by Samuel Willis Surveyor and is bounded on North 
by Joseph Carman one the East by Samuel & Joseph Ray- 
nor & on the South by Abraham & Samuel Southard on the 
West by the Brook Togather with all the Dwelling housen 
Buldings fences fields orchard fruit trees or whatsoever 
Else Belonging to the Same as timber trees woods under 
woods and all other appurtenances Heredetiments & Ap- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. ' 496 

pertenances Whatsoever may be Esteamed or Taken to be 
part parcell or member theirof with the Eeversions & 
Eemainders theirof and all the Estate Eight Tittle Intrest 
inheritance properity possesion Claim & demand whatso- 
ever of me the Said John Carpenter of in or to the premises 

Page 288. 

To have & to hold the above Bargained premises with all & 
Singular ye appeftenances unto him the Said Stephen 
Chappie his heirs & assigns to his & their own Sole & 
proper use Benifit & Behoof from hence forth & forever & 
I the Said John Carpenter for my Self my heirs Executors 
and administraitors do Covenant promis grant & agree to & 
with the Said Stephen Capple his heirs & assigns that at 
the time of the Ensealing & before the delevery heirof I 
the Said John Carpenter was the true Sole & Lawfull owner 
of all the above Bargained premises & was Lawfully Seized 
& possesed theirof in my own proper Eight of a good 
perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple & 
had in my Self full power good Eight & Lawfull Authori- 
ty to Sell & dispose of the above Bargained premises 
in manner as abovesaid & that he the Said Stephen 
Chappie his Heirs & Assigns Shall & may by Virtue 
heirof Lawfully Quitely and peacibley have hold use Oc- 
cupy Command Enjoye & freely possess all the above Bar- 
gained premises with the Appurtenances free & Clear from 
all manner of Incumbrances as gifts grants Bargains Sailes 
Leases Mortgages Joyntors dowreys Judgments Executions 
& from all other Entanglements whatsoever & further more 
I the Said John Carpenter do heirby Bind & Oblige my 
Self my heirs Executors & administraitors to warrent Secure 
and forever defend all the above Bargained premises with 
the appertenances unto him the Said Stephen Chappel his 
heirs & assigns against all the Lawfull Claimes & demands 
of all persons Whomesoever & I Eachel Carpenter wife of 
him the Said John Carpenter do heireby give grant yeald up 
& Surrender up all my Eight of Dowrey &, power of thirds 



496 Hempstead town fiEcoRDS. 

of in & to the above Demised premises unto him the Said 
Stephen Chappie his heirs & assigns forever In witness 
heirunto wee the Said John Carpenter & Eachel his wife 
hath heirunto Set to our hands & fixed our Seales the day 
& year above Written the word (fifteen) Interlined Betwen 
the Sixteen & Seventeenth Lines before Signed 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presents of John Caepentek (S) 

Abraham Southard the 

Joseph Kissam of EacheIj : S : Carpenter (S) 

the mark 

of Joseph : I : Carmon 
Mark 

Queens County Memorandom may the 3d 1749 Then 
personally appeared Before me Joseph Kissam one of his 
Majestyes Justices of the peace for Queens County assigned 
John Carpenter ye Within Grantor & acknowledged the 
within Deed to be his Vollentary act and deed & at the 
Same time Rachel his wife being Examined privately by me 
Acknowledged ye within Deed to be hur VoJentary act & 
Deed & that it Was not by any threats or Compulsions of 
hur Said husband ~ & having Examined ye Same & finding 
no Rasure nor Enterlinations Except what is noted do allow 
this deed to be Reacorded 

Joseph Kissam. 

Entered & Compared with ye Orreginal by 

Valentine Hew't Peters Clerk 



(jENEraL index. 



PAGE. 

Account of Town's money in bank 267 

Account to be taken of Town's money 15 

All persons to render an account of the land they occupy 40 

Assembly asked to enact a law preventing horses running at lib- 
erty on "the Plains </f, 115 

Assembly asked to enact a law prohibiting folding of the Town's 

sheep and cattle 115 

A trustee appointed to prevent the fencing in of the Plains 475 

A yard to be made for parting the sheep, also several small 

yards adjoining 35 

Blacksmith's shop. Joseph Pearce given liberty to set one on 

the old sheep pens 107 

Boundary fixed between the Town of Hempstead and the Wil- 
liams Patent 274 

Boundary line as run by Commissioners 68 

Boundary line between Hempstead and Jamaica to be surveyed. 68 

Burial Ground Lot to be fenced . .> 262 

Care takers appointed to see that the sheep are not folded 39 

Charges for running the Town boundary to be taken out of the 

public funds by the Trustees '. 27 

Church of England. Half an acre voted on which to build, and 

for a burying place 158 

Church of England. Land laid out for new building 155 

Coarse wooled rams found in the public flocks to be gelded 260 

Commission appointed to divide the Town lands 65 

Commissioners appointed to procure a surveyor to run west 

boundary line 90 

Commissioners from Hempstead and Oyster Bay report the run- 
ning of a line between the towns 69 

Commission selected to run the boundaries 39 

Committee appoihted to devise a plan for dividing the Town 

lands 35 

Committee appointed to have charge of the Old Church or Town 

House 267 

Committee chosen to join with a similar committee from Oyster 

Bay to fix the Town's line on the Plains 273 

Committee chosen to propose some plan as to the Plain lands. . . 271 

Committee for setting the Town line on the Plains, paid 474 

Committee to divide the Town Land, ask for more time 264 

Committee to take an account of all Proprietary Eights in the 

Town 16 

Common Meadow at Hay Bridge, hired 269 



498 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Common Meadow at Near Eookaway, hired 269 

Cost of surveying and dividing the public lands to be paid out of 
the Town's money 67 

Day to be named for parting the sheep 71 

Gates allowed at each end of road fiom the Plains to Tanner's 
Pond .• 104 

Gates on highway from Plains to Tanner's Pond. Fourteen in- 
habitants protest against them -. 105 

General sheep-parting. Date of 271 

Hungry Harbor Neck to be divided and fenced by the owners. . . 70 

John Thurston to have the old Sheep Pens 257 

John Woolley reimbursed for purchase of land 41 

Joseph Dodge, an apprentice, complains of his employer 219 

Land granted for a burying place at Westbury 476 

Land purchased to erect Dutch Eef ormed Church 398 

Lane closed in Hempstead. Ten inhabitants protest 115 

Liber " E " 161 

Mowing on the Plains prohibited before August 20 in each year. 476 

Names of those who have paid the Patent rate to be entered in 
the Town Kecord 88, 89 

Orders concerning rams , 6 



Parsonage House. The brick left at the School House, to be 

used to repair the former ' 120 

Plains not to be included in division of. land 67 

Pound to be erected at Success 478 

Protest against reporting the division of Town Land 364, 265 

Publici records of the Town to be copied 40 

Public records. Vote to copy them rescinded 40 

Quit rent in arrears on the Town's Patent, to be paid 263 

Bams found running at large may be gelded 139 

Earns not to run at large on the Plains 139 

Rams shall not run on the Commons. Those found there after 

the 1st of August to be gelded 364 

Report of Committee to propose a plan as to the Plain Lands. . . 272 
Robert Jenney, Rector, to have the use of the School House lot. . 356 

Seats out of the old Church to be moved into the new Church. . . 154 

Sheep not to be folded 83, 97, 100, 115, 260 

Sheep of the Town not to be driven or folded under penalty of a 

damage suit 19, 139 



INDEX. 499 

PAGE. 

Sheep of tile Town to be let out to the highest bid- 
der -. .' .,. .8, 35, 64, 114, 124, 363 

Sheep pens to be made between John Hall's, Tom Lee's, John 
Durenbury 's and Richard Seaman's, and the Run 176 

Sheep to be folded • 71, 78, 262 

Sheep without owners, to be kept until the next year 259 

There was given to Benjamin Valentine all the timber left about 

the School House 119 

The three acre lot formerly set aside for a school, given to Jus- 
tice John Tredwell 34 

Time fixed for shearing the sheep 71 

Town Commons directed to be divided among the free-holders. . 66 
Town Patent, and all public records to be placed with the Town 

Cleik 83 

Town School Lot let to Coll. John Tredwell 120 

Town's money not to be used except by consent of majority of 

freeholders 16 

Trustees directed to call all those to an account who have any 

public money ^ 176 

Trustees, empowered to take legal proceedings against those 

owing thp Town 258 

Trustees render an account of bonds in their hands 270 

Trustees render an account of the public money 271 

Trustees to give annually a list of their bonds to the Clerk 16 

Trustees to run the boundary lines of the Town 26 

West boundary line run by Doctor Colding, Surveyor of the 

Province ;...'. 88 

William Mott given liberty to hang three gates on the highway. 75 

INDEX TO PLACES. 

Barker Family Burial Plot ; . 233 

Bean Pole Pond 94 

Beoman's Point 445 

Bevell Wood Edge 397 

Blackberry Place 278 

Brockelface Gut 340 

Brushy Plains 80, 87, 347, 437 

Chestnut Neck 304 

Clay Pits : 330 

Cloe Hole 277 

Coe's Neck Creek 410 

Collard's Cove 492 



500 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Oow Neck 43, 48 

49, 53, 53, 54, 58, 73, 94, 101, 223, 285, 285, 243, 344, 246, 250 

884, 293, 350, 360, 366, 385, 430, 438, 436, 443, 445, 454, 486, 492 

Cow Neck Pence 368 

Cow Neck Old Fence 383, 383 

Cow Neck Eoad 284 

Deep River. 98 

Denton's Great Neck 116 

Denton's Neck. 117 

Dingey's South Path. 347 

Dodge's Landing 328 

Dutch Church at Cow Neck 284 

East Meadow Swamp 87, 339, 469 

Embree's Creek 333 

Ele.uellin's Mill 91 

Foster's Meadow 41, 85, 90, 91, 92, 130, 133, 298, 299, 303, 304 

Foster's River 133 

Friends' Meeting House 293 

Frost's Mill 299 

Frost's Mill Pond 302 

Furrow Road 829 

Further East Neck 830 

George Heulitt's Point 5 

Gildersleeve's Creek 885, 335 

Great Creek 340 

Great Neck 79, 330, 389 

Great Neck at South 86 

Great Neck Brook 86 

Great N eck Path 104 

Great Neck River 79 

Great Neck Road 837, 393 

Great Plains 88, 815, 879, 345, 347 

Great Pond 347 

Great Swamp 330 

Harbor 338 

Harbor Hill , 800, 803 

Hempstead Harbor. 56, 317, 358, 353, 363, 370, 377, 403, 413, 459, 462 

Hempstead Harbor Hills 310 

Herricks 21, 27, 30, 32, 48, 183, 184, 804, 337, 881, 390, 453 

Hick's Neck 17, 18, 'l36, 137, 479 

Horse Brook 878 

Hungry Harbor .8, 91, 477 

Hungry Harbor Bridge 93 



INDEX. 501 

PAGE. 

Hungry Harbor Mill River 70 

Hungry Harbor Neck 69, 91, 93, 133, 184, 284, 419 

Hungry 'Harbor Path 134 

Jamaica 330 

Jamaica Path g 

Joseph Latham's Mill Pond 434 

Joseph Skidmore's Mill 419 

Justice Oakley's Mill 91 

Langdon's Mill 97 

Lathaip's Blill Pond 451 

Lewis Old Path 338 

Little Neck at South : 86 

Little Neck Swamp 437 

■Little Plains 89, 345 

Long Neck : ; 377 

Long Neck Beach 278 

Madnans Neck 7, 43, 156, 212, 284, 897, 466 

Matineoook 43 

Matinecock Hollow 347 

Maskchung 68 

Mattagarets Bay. 15, 90 

]^eeting House 101, 436 

Mericook.' 23 

Merook Neck 4, 79 

Merock Eiver 79, 367 

Mott's Path 325 

Near Kockaway 41, 335, 326 

New Bridge Neck 73, 86, 131, 133, 403, 426 

North Neck 43 

North Woods 11, 331, 400 

Old Neck Fence 244, 250 

Onderdonck's Brook ; 298, 299 

Pearsall's (Thomas) Mill 367 

Plains 67, 85, 98, 104, 246, 397 

Eainer's Neck 13, 21 

Eockaway 5, 18, 41, 89, 340 

Eockaway Neck. 378 

Eockaway Eiver 15 

Eocks Point 416 

Tanner's Pond 99, 104, 108, 110, 112, 237, 384 

Town Commons 66 



502 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Towiisend's Path 469 

Turtle Island 477 

Washburn's Neek 131, 123, 333, 410, 421, 471 

Westbury 79, 86, 186, 338 

Whale Neck 79 

White Oak Neck : 304 

William's Mill .' - 246 

Wood Edge 86 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



PAGE. 

July 33, 1718 3 

July 35, 1719 ' 18 

June 10, 1730 16 

April 4, 1731 35 

August 7, 1731 37 

April 17, 1733 34 

April 3, 1733 39 

April 30, 1738 40 

October 7, 1733 35 

December 38, 1733 07 

June 35, 1734 64 

July 31, 1735 78 

August 9, 1736 83 

February 27, 1726-7 89 

April 2, 1728 93 

April 1, 1739 99 

April 7, 1730 107 

April d, 1731 118 

July 17, 1733 134 

March 3, 1733 139 

April 3, 1734 153 

April 6. 1736 130 

June 36, 1736 176 

Aprils, 1737 176 

April 5, 1738 359 

April 3, 1739 260 

April 1, 1740 261 

April 23, 1741 362 

November 30, 1741 364 

December 37, 1743 367 



PAGE. 

April 7, 1719 5 

April 5, 1730 15 

June 34, 1730 16 

April 17, 1731 36 

April 3, 1738 33 

August 6, 1733 34 

April 19, 1723 40 

August 13, 1723 35 

October 14, 1733 65 

April 7, 1734 71 

April 6, 1735 76 

April 5, 1730 . . . : Bl 

January 30, 1736-7 88 

April 4, 1737 89 

June 38, 1738 ' 97 

May 19, 1739 100 

July 31, 1730 114 

April 4, 1732 118 

October 18, 1733 115 

April 3, 1733 138 

November 1, 1734 154 

April 13, 1736 175 

October 11, 1736 176 

October 3, 1737 358 

April 35, 1738 359 

August 1, 1739 363, 

April 7, 1741 363 

August 34, 1741 264 

April 6, 1743 366 

April 5, 1743 868 



INDEX. » 603 

PAGE. PAGE. 

April 3, 1744 270 January 21, 1745 273 

April 8, 1745 271 April 33, 1745 271 

April 1, 1746 478 April 7, 1747 474 

Apri; 5, 1748 475 July 19, 1748 476 

April 4, 1749 477 



COMMISSIONERS FOR LAYING OUT HIGHWAYS. 



PAGE. 

Bedle, Jeremiah 261, 263 

Borland, John 261, 263, 267, 269, 270, 371, 473, 474 

Dorlon, John 475, 478 

Marvin, Bobert. ... '. 478 

Mott, Jesse ■ 370 

Mott, Joseph 261, 263, 267, 269, 371, 473, 474, 475, 478 

Seaman. Solomon 269, 270, 271, 478, 474, 475 

Seaman, Solomon, Jr 267 



LAND GRANTS. 



PAGE. 

Clarok, Mr 88 

Pearoe, Joseph 107 

Rider, John 15 

Tredwell, John 34 

Valentine, Eiohard 476 

Willis, John 476 



RECORD OF LAND. 

Whitehead, Jonathan 133 

MILL GRANTS. , 

1 

B edell, Joseph ■ • Ti 

Burtos, After •"■ 15 

Carpenter, John 264 

Frost, Thomas 367 

Oakley, Nathaniel 367 

Scidmor; Samuel 130 



504 * INDEX. 

SUPERVISORS. 



\PAGE. 

Cornell, John 93, 99, 107, 118 

Smith, Jacob 118, 129 

153, 177, 259, 360, 261, 263, 266, 268, 270, 371, 473, 474, 475, 4i'7 

Tredwell, Capt. John 5, 15, 25 

Tredwell, John 34, 39, 71, 76, 8,9 

Van Wyck, Justis 81 



JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 



Albertson, Derrick 343, 405 

AUyn, Henry 319 

Bagley, Timothy 189, 3o3 

Oornall, Caleb '. 219, 234 

Cornell, Thomas , 219, 391, 409 

Cornell, William 12, 122 

Fowler, Beiijamin 323 

Hicks, Isaac 8, 14, 355 

Howell, John 179 

Hulett, George 332 

Jackson, John 81, 318 

Kissam, Joseph 450, 465, 471, 483, 496 

Ludlam, Henry 183 

Onderdonck, Andreas 310, 387, 435, 439, 441, 444 

Pearsall, Henry 290 

Purdy, Samuel 60 

Smith, Jacob 208 

Smith, John 44 

Smith, Micah 231 

245, 247, 351, 254, 383, 386, 288, 289, 393, 397, 303, 306, 308, 316 

333, 334, 337, 339, 334, 339, 344, 346, 349, 393, 394, 400, 401, 406 

Talman, John Ill 

Thorne, Joseph 219, 324, 234, 446, 453, 468, 473 

Titus, Eichard 413, 456 

Tredwell, John 44, 461 

Underhill, John 38 

Van Wyck, Theodoras 58, 391, 403 

Whitehead, Jonathan. 458 

Whithed, Capt. Daniel 10 

Willet, John -. 337 

Wood, John ' 431, 433 



INDEX. 505 

TOWN CLERKS. 



PAGE. 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 6 

15, 35, 34, 39, 71, 77, SB, 89, 93, 100, 107, 118, U9, 139, 153 

Peters, Valentine H : 475, 478 

Smith, Mioah 177, 359, 361, 363, 363, 367, 369, 370, 371, 473 



COLLECTORS. 

Beadell, David 39, 81, 118, 139, 153 

Beadle, David 47,5, 477 

Bedell, David... 37, 33; 71, 77, 89, 100, 107, 118, 363, 366, 368, 370, 371 

Bedle. David 177, 359, 361, 473, 474 

Hoisted, Timothy 5, 15, 35 



ASSESSORS. 

Beadell, Jeremiah 118, 13d 

Beadle, Jeremiah 475, 478 

Bedell, Jeremiah 866, 368, 370, 371, 473, 474 

Carman, Thomas 6, 15, 35, 93, 100 

Dorlon, John . . .82, 89, 93 

Jackson, John 39 

Jackson, John, Jr 34 

Langdon, Thomas 107 

Mott, Adam '. 77 

Mott, Jesse 368, 370 

Mott, John 39 

ikott, John, Jr .~ 33, 71 

Mott, Joseph 176, 177, 359, 360, 261, 363, 371, 473, 474 

Searing, James 6, 15, 35 

Smith, Isaac 33 

Smith, Jacob 77, 82, 89 

Smith, John ,478 

Smith, Joseph , 177, 359, 366 

Smith, Silas 368 

Thorne, Oapt. Joseph 100, 107, 118 

Treadwell, John : • .118, 360, 361 

Treadwell, John, Jr 153 

Williams, John 475 

Williams, Samuel 71 

Williams, Thomas 139, 153 



506 INDEX. 

CONSTABLES. 



PAGE. 

Beadell, David 39, 81, 118, 129, 153 

Beadle, David 475, 477 

Bedell, David.. 27, 33, 71, 77, 89, 93, 100, 107, 118, 363, 366, 268, 370, 371 

Bedle, David 177, 259, 361, 473, 474 

Hoisted, Timothy 5, 15, 25 



SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Allyne, Henry. 267 

Allyn, John ..'. ." 475 

Baldle, Samuel 359 

Baxter, Oliver 478 

Beadell, Jeremiah ; 89 

Bedell, Eichard 263, 367, 269, 370, 271 

Bedle, Richard , . . .' 177, 259, 262 

Bolden, Ececell 77 

Carmon, Benjamin 474, 475, 478 

Combs, Daniel .473, 475, 478 

Comes, Daniel 474, 475 

Cornall, John 363, 367, 369 

Cornall, Eichard 363 

Cornall, Thomas. 177 

Cornell, Benjamin .473, 478 

Cornell, John 370, 371 

Demott, Anthony 263 

Dingey, John., 262, 263, 267, 369 

Dodge, Thomas 271 

Dodg, Trostom 474, 475 

Dorland, Elias 269, 370, 371 

Elason, John 89 

Flower, Jonah 367, 269, 270, 371 

Foster, John 474, 478 

Hegeman, Jacobas • 267, 369 370 

Hendrickson, Hendriok 478 

Hoisted, Joseph 107 

Jackson, Samuel 71, 93 

Jarman, Isaac , 118, 139, 153 



INDEX. 507 

PAGE. 

Langdon, Thomas 89 

Lester, Benjamin _ 473 

Lester, Mordeoai 100, 107 

Loosee, John 129 

Lucas, Eldert 475, 478 

Meryin, Robert 176 

Mitohel, Robert 100 

Monfort, Abraham 367 

Montf ort, Jaeobas 363 

Morell, Caleb. '. 474, 475 

Morril, Caleb 371,473 

Mott, Adam 371 

Mott, John 6, 15, 35, 34, 39, 71, 77, 83 

Mott, Joseph, Jr 153 

Mott, Patrick 363, 267 

Mott, Richard 369 

Nickels, William 361, 363 

Onderdonk, Andreas, Jr ' 473 

Onderdonk, Andros 39, 71 

Pearsall, Daniel 363, 473 

Pearsall, John 118, 362 

Pearsall, Samuel 363, 207 

Pine, James 361 

Pine, John 363 

Post, Richard... 370, 371, m, 474 

Prince, Samuel 478 

Schank, Minard ■ 361 

Schank, Ruliff 368, 270 

Scidmore, Joseph 362 

Seaman, Hicks 363 

Seaman, Jacob 370, 371, 473, 474, 475, 478 

Seaman, John ' 367, 369 

Seaman, Solomon 363 

Searing, Samuel • 475, 478 

Smith, Isaac 6, 15, 35, 34, 39, 77 

Smith, Silas 363, 363, 367 

Smith, Timothy 369, 370, 371, 474, 475, 478 

Smith, William 473, 474, 475, 478 

Thorne, Richard 369, 270 

• Titus, Peter 100, 107, 177 

Titus, William ; 478 

Tredwell, Major 474 



508 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Vail, Jacob 309, 270 

Vail, John 271 

y»ll, Jonathan 271, 473 

Van Nost, Fredrick 473 

Van Nostront, Fredrick 474 

Van Wyck, Barns..: 93 

Van Wyck, Cornelius -,■■ ■ 118 

Williams, John 474 

Williams, Samuel • • • 93 

Williams, Thomas .82, 89, 139, 153 

Willis, Samuel ..., 475 

Willsee, Morta 6, 15, 25, 34 

Wilsey, Martine 259 

Youngs, Lander 270 



TRUSTEES. 

Birdsall, John 367, 369, 270, 371, 473, 475, 478 

Oornall, Thomas 176 177, 35& 

Cornell, John 83 

Denton, Joseph 363 

Borland, John 175, 177, 261, 363, 363, 267, 369, 270, 371 

Dorlon, John 475, 478 

Gildersleeve, Thomas : 83 

Hall, John 263, 267, 269, 270, 371, 473, 475, 498 

Hicks, Col. Isaac &6 

Hoisted, Timothy , 26 

Jackson, Col. John : 26 

Mitchel, Robert 263 

Mott, Joseph 473 

Kowland, Jonathan 261, 262 

Smith, Jme 83 

Sutton, Robert 175, 177, 359, 261 

Tredwell, Oapt. John 26 

Van Wyck, Justis 36, 83 

Williams, Thomas ;83, 175 

Willis, William 26 



ASSISTANT TRUSTEES. 

Hall, John 175 

Mott, Patrick 175 



INDEX. 509 

JUDGES. 



PAGE. 

Hazard, James ^ ■ 340 

Hicks, Isaac 73, 74, 95, 132, 148, 103 

158, 173, 214, 236, 801, 312, 314, 359, 384, 417, 485, 488, 491, 493 

Hicks, Thomas 318, 278, 351, 425 

Jones, David 145, 181, 186, 194, 197, 199, 201, 203, 431 

Messenger, John 191^ 418 

Peters, Valentine H I(j3, 880 

Seaman, David 295, 364, 366, 370, 375, 379, 381, 383, 415, 439 

Smith, Micah 338 

Talman, John 109, 114, 135, 136, 138, 143 



FENCE VIEWERS. 



Beadell, Jeremiah 71, 83, 100 

Beadell, Lieut. Jeremiah 118, 119 

Bedell, Jeremiah '. 6, 15, 25, 34, 39, 77, 107 

Bedell, Joseph 89, 93 

Cornell, Eichard 25, 34, 39, 71, 77, 82 

Denton, James 34 

Hewlett, Benjamin 474, 475, 478 

Marvin, Robert 93, 176, 263 

Mervin, Robert 177, 359, 361, 367, 269 

Mitchel, Robert 25, 34, 39, 71, 77, 82 

Smith, John 177, 259, 261, 263, 367, 369 

Smith, Michael ;.'. ., 139, 153 

Smith, Silas 370 

Thorne, Joseph 35 

Titos, Peter 34 

Treadwell, John, Jr 100, 107 

Treadwell, Lieut. John 118, 119 

Tred-well, Thomas 474, 475, 478 

Vail, Jacob 371, 473 

"Williams, Richard 370, 271, 473 

Williams, Samuel 25, 34, 39, 71, 77, 82, 89 

Williams, Thomas 1^9, 153 



510 INDEX. 

APPRAISERS OF INTESTATE ESTATES. 



PAGE. 

Bedell, Eichard 266, 269, 270, 271, 473, 474, 475, 478 

Bedle, Jeremiah 261, 263 

Jarman, Isaac 129, 158 

Lester, Benjamin 266, 269, '270, 271, 478, 474, 475, 478 

Lester, Mordecai 100, 107, 119, 129, 153, 177 

Kowland, Jonathan 259 

Smith, Jacob 100, l07, 119 

Titas, Biohard 261, 263 

Ti-edwell, John 177, 259 



POUNDERS. 



Beadle, Jeremiah, Jr 475, 478 

Seaman, Solomon 262, 263, 267 

Seaman, Solomon, Jr 369 

Smith, James ■ ' ■ -, 478 

Treadwell, Colonel ' 259, 261 

Treadwell, Col. John 270, 271 



TO HAKE ORDERS CONCERNINQ RAMS. 



Jackson, Col. John 6 

Mott, John 6 

Smith, Isaa,c 6 



ARBITRATORS. 



Gildersleeve, Thomas ' 24 

Mott, Biohard '. 220 

Pearsall, Thomas 220 

Treadwell, John , 24 

Wood, Joseph 220 



INDEX. 511 

WHIPPER. 



PAGE. 

Barcar, John .jq 



APPRENTICES. 

Chorsun, James, to John Sands, Jr 51 

Legross, Samuel, to Kev. Robert Jenney 341 



RECEIPTS. 



Beats, John, to Jonathan Smith .;...; 331 

Sands, Edward, to John Sands 63 



POWERS OF ATTORNEY. 



f Samuel Balden ] 

I Jacob Fowler | 

Hugins, James, to { August Oldfield j- 181 

I Nathaniel Pearsall | 

(_ William; Valentine J 

Seaman, Caleb, to Eiphard Durffee 209 



WILLS. 

Ellison, .John 251 



EAR MARKS. 

Akerley, Benjamin 311 

Balden, Joseph 169 

Balden, Thomas, Jr 169 

Barns, Henry 1(8 

Barns, Richard 1C6 

Bedell, Jeremiah, Jr 474 

Bedle, James 169 



512 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Birdsall, James 311 

Bii-dsall, John 205, 211 

Birdsall, Oliver 211 

Birtis, William 174 

Boldin, Thomas 161 

Bond, Abram 166 

Bnrtis, Aaron 256 

Carmen, Silas ' 169 

Carpenter, John 167 

Clows, Samuel 175 

Combs, Coleman 164 

Donkelin, Thomas 166 

Cornall, Samuel 170 

Cornell, Daniel 169 

Cornell, Thomas 161 

Crooker, Robert 171 

Crooker, William 205 

De Mott, Antony 170 

Dentun, James 167 

Dentun, Joseph, Jr 168 

Dentun, Samuel 168 

Deryee, Daniel 205 

Dingey, Eobert 166 

Dorland, John 171 

Doughty, Benjamin 255 

Doughty, John 170 

Dusenbury, John 169 

Dusenbury, Moses 169 

Everit, Benjamin 271 

Everit, George, Jr 169 

Flower, Benjamin 170 

Foster, William 165 

Glarrison, Abram 174 

jrildersleeve,' Richard 168 

jildersleeve, Thomas 169 

jrolder. Garret ■. 173 

Grrittman, Thomas 167 

ff al stead, Lawrence 205 

Eaviland, Benjamin 165 

Sendriokson, Harman 169 

Bendrickson, Hendrick 169 

Bendrickson, Thomas 167 



INDEX. 513 

PAGE. 

Heulitt, George jgg 

Hewlett, George, Jr 201 

Hewlett, Richard 3q2 

Hewlitt, John ' 245 

Hicks, Benjamin 355 

Hicks, Henry 256 

Hicks, John ^gg 

Hicks, Joseph . .' jgg 

Hicks, Stephen 170 

Hicks, Thomas j 05 

Hicks, William I74 

Jackson, Isaac I74 

Johnson, William '. 269 

Jonson, Jacob 170 

Jonson, James Igg 

Kroker, Samson igg 

Laton, John 270 

Lawrence, William 43 

Lee, John 175 

Lee, Thomas 175 

Left'erts, Leffert 269 

Lewis, Thomas . . . . ; 171 

Loosee, John, Jr 161 

Losee, Abram 167, 168 

Losey, Simon 1 173 

Ludlow, George 269 

Martin, Thomas 164 

Mitohel, Robert 311 

Mitchel, Robert, Jr 311 

Mitchell, John 345 

Morril, Caleb '. 167 

Mott, Adam 174 

Mott, Isaac 175 

Mott, Jacob 174 

Mott, Joseph 174 

Mbtt, Micajah 369 

Mott, Samuel 164 

Mudge, Michael 256 

Muntfort, Jacobas 173 

Mutte, Peter 289 ' 

Nicools, William 163 

Oakley, John. 163 



514 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Pearsall, Henry 161 

Pearsall, Hezekiah 167 

Pearsall, Samuel 166 

Peters, Charles 166 

Peters, John 289 

Pettit, Isaac 255 

Pettit, Joseph. , 255 

Pine, Benjamin ■ ■ ■ • 166, 167 

Pool, Percy 164 

Post, Edmund 245 

Post, Henry 255 

Post, John 170 

Post, Samuel , . ; 270 

Powell, Joseph 205 

Powell, Stephen 205 

Prince, Samuel 165 

Prior, Thomas 270 

Eamson, Bam 171 

Boad, Henry '. 171 

Boad, Timothy 171 

Bushmore, Elizabeth 246 

Eyder, Hugh 168 

Seabre, Samuel 175 

Searnan, Benjamin 164 

Seaman, Samuel 166 

Seaman, Thomas ^ 166, 170 

Seaman,' William 205 

Seaman, Zebulon 256 

Searing, John 170 

Seley, Daniel 165 

Shaw, Jonathan 356 

Smith, Benjamin 171 

Smith, Henry 174 

Smith, Isaac 171, 305 

Smith, John 170, 171 

Smith, Jonathan 167, 255 

Smith, Micah 163 

Smith, Peter, Jr 168 

Smith, Eiohard 173 

Smith, Samuel 171 

Smith, Samuel, Bock 256 

Smith, William 171, 211 

Southard, John 167 

Southard, Joseph 356 



INDEX. 515 

PAGE. 

Sprag, William j^y^ 

Stevens, John , ^gg 

Tliuston, Joseph 1 ^^75 256 

Titus, Bob6rt ggi^ 

Titus, Timothy ggg 

Townsend, Sylvanus I74 

Townsend, Timothy 168 

Undevhill, Jacob ggg 

Valentine, Benjamin, Jr ^ , 165 

Valentine, James 345 

Valentine, Philip 243 

Valentine, Eichard 245 

Vail, Ephraim 166 

Vail, Job 175 

Vallantine, Joseph , ' 256 

Van De Water, Peter 201 

Van Nostran, Aaron 255 

Vanosten, Frederick , 256 

Van Ostirandt, Jacob 211 

1^ Van Voittas, William 1 f 168 

Van wick, Cornelius : 170 

Van-syick, Theodorus , 170 

Vamvick, Thomas 167 

Wiggens, Richard 289 

Williams, Kichard .' 164 

Williams, Thomas 164 

Willis, Fry 201 

Willis, John 289 

Willitts, Thomas 259 

Wood, James ; 164 

Wright, 'Nicols , 170 



HIGHWAYS. 



Oow Neck. Across a strip of Nathaniel Sands' land from one of 
Bichard Cornell's fields to another 84 

Crossing the land of Nathaniel Seaman to the road that runs by 

Benjamin Lester's house. To be closed 208 



516 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Doxy's road changed ■ 124 

Eastward from Samuel Langdon's house, to the road that leads 

from the Mill to Kockaway 83 

Fossecor's Lane to be fenced in eastward, and as far as Searing's 

corner to the west 114 

From the edge of the Plains at the west end of the Town to Wil- 
liam Langdon's Mill , 9''' 

From Capt. Jeremiah Smith's to Tanner's Pond 99 

From Richard Valentine's to the Mill-dam of Jeremiah Williams. 103. 

From Tanner's Pond to the Plains 104 

From the Plains, between the houses of John Smith and James 

Pine, to the Harbor 137 

From John Dingy's and Joseph Wiight's land, to Wheatly road. 155 

From head of Cow Neck to Pratt's Point 74 

From Robinson's Mill Dam to Thomas Pearsall's 77 

From a little west of Richard Valentine's house, t6 the highway 

from the Plains to Thomas Pearsall's 78 

From Thomas Carman's house to the road from Westbury to 

Great Neck 79 

From west side of Jonathan Smith's orchard to the Brushy 

Plains eastward of Benjamin and Jonathan Smith's houses.. 80 

From the Plains to Foster's Meadow 85 

From the Plains at "Woodedge to Great Neck, Little Neck and 

New Bridge Neck at South 86 

From Hempstead southeasterly to the East Meadow 86 

From Jacob Peterson's lot to the road that leads from Foster's 

Meadow to Justice Oakley's Mill 90 

From the road that leads from Foster's Meadow to Nathaniel 

Oakley's Mill eastwardly 90 

From the end of the bridge at Hungry Harbor to the road that 

leads down the west point of Hungry Harbor Neck. . . ; 9S 

From Westbury to head of Hempstead Harbor 214 

From Plainedge by Furrow Road to house of Benjamin Flower. 229 
From south end of lane, near Henry Shaw's, to the Shell Bank 

at Hempstead South 241 

From the house of Capt. Benjamin Smith, to the lane that goes 

to Daniel Beadle's on south side of Hempstead 268 

From Town of Hempstead across the Plains to Richard Williams' 277 

From Justice Scidmore's to Foster's Meadow. Road closed 298 

From west side of East Meadow at Mr. Seabury's fence westerly 

to the Brushy Plains .309 

From the Sand Hole at Rockaway to Patrick Mott's. Road 

closed 316 

From Joseph Carman's to Thomas Tredwell's land 339 



INDEX. 517 

PAGE. 

From the Great Plains to Benjamin Seaman's at the Great Pond 347 

From Westbury to Wheatly 347 

From Nathaniel Seaman's on the Great Plains, through Matin- 

eoock Hollow 347 

From William Titns' land to Samuel Seaman's land 347 

From highway between Mosquitoe Cove and Hempstead to high- 
way in Matineoock Hollow 419 

From old road in Hungry Harbor to Samuel Southard's line 477 

From Peter Titus, Jr., to Fiirroe Boad 396 

From Merrick old road to Washburn's Neck road 394 

From Westbury Meeting House to the parting of the paths be- 
low Jonathan Smith, Bocks, on the south side 395 

From highway by Nathaniel Seaman, Jr., to meet the highway 

at East Meadow 896 

From the north end of watering place at East Meadow, to the 

upper pond 396 

From Aaron Van Nostraud's line to path from Westbury to 

Herricks 413 

From northwest corner of Jacobus Peterson's land to road that 

leads from Fosters Meadow to Joseph Skidmore's Mill 413 

From south side of land of Mary Cornell to Jeremiah Dodge's 

land 418 

From road between Fosters Meadow and Joseph Skidmore's 

Mill to the gate at Hungry Harbor N eck ; 419 

Highway across the east end of James Alburtis land, laid out. . . 85 
Highway leading from land of James Alburtis to land of Har- 
mon Johnson et al at Fosters Meadow, closed. 85 

Highway on Hungry Harbor Neck to be closed 91 

Hungry Harbor highway, from Blias Dorlon's to Turtle Island. 477 

Hungry Harbor Path laid out : 134 

In town spot of Hempstead. From corner of Daniel Ehoade's 

fence to house of John Wood 375 

Lane between the burying place and Col. John Treadwell's lot 

to be fenced in H'i 

Lane from Cornelius Eyerson's house on York road over James 
Alburtis' land to road leading through Fosters Meadow to 

the Plains, to be closed 159 

Little Smith's path stopped '''9 

Over land of John Loosee, Jr., from the Sand Hole to the mouth 

of Mordeoai Lester's lane 152 

Eiohard Cornell ha^ liberty to take in his proportional part of a 

discontinued highway on Cow Neck 96 

Eoad that le^d.s across the head of Cow Neck, reviewed 100 

Southard's lane. Col. John Tredwell given liberty to fence it in 107 



518 



INDEX. 
INDEX OF DEEDS-Qrantors. 



DATE. 

Feb. 10, 1735-6, 
April 16, 1733, 

Oct. 11, 1762, 
Aug. 18, 1762, 

June 4, 1729, 

Sep. 15, 1746, 
Aug. 7, 1735, 
April 22, 1730-1, 

April 26, 1742, 

April 26, 1742, 
April 18, 1748, 
March 22, 1745-6: 

May 3, 1749, 
Dee. 8, 1655, 



GEANTOB. 

Albirtis, James 
AUiu, Henry 

Balding, George, 
Balding, George, 

Barker, Thoinas 

Barker, Thomas 
Barker, Thomas 
Barker, Thomas 

Bedell, Thomas 

Bedle, Thomas 
Betts, John 
, Birdsall, John 

Carpenter, John 
Ohatterton, Michael 



March 19, 1725, Oheeseman, Ephraim 



July 30, 1713, 

March 3, 1728, 

March 4, 1726, 
March 17, 1720, 
Dec. 25, 1691, 
April 17, 1723, 

Dec. 29, 1733, 
May 16, 1713, 

March 3, 1728, 

Augtjst 5, 1734, 
March 7, 1704-5, 
March 18, 1718, 
Feb. 23, 1731-3, 

Jan. 6, 1690, 
April 17, 1729, 
March 9, 1707, 



Cheeseman, Thomas 
Cornall William ) 
Denton, Elizabeth T 
Cornell, John 
Cornell, Joshua 
Cornell, Biohard 
Cornell, William 

Daniels, Thomas 
Denton, Abraham 
Denton, Elizabeth {^ 
Cornall, William ) 
Dirfey, Richard 
Dodge, Amos 
Dodge, Thomas 
Dosenborow, Hen- 

drick 
Dosenborow, Henry 

Dosenborow, John 

Doughty, Jacob 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Thomas Hendrickson . . . 306 

Mary AUin 156 

Robert Shadbolt 162 

Isaac Underbill 279 

(Elizabeth Boast. .. .1 go^ 

(James Boast i 

Joseph Kissam 433 

Joseiih Kissam 322 

Thomas Peat 133 

( William Bedell ! ook 

1 Joseph Bedell i '^■''^ 

(Joseph Bedell I qoi 

IWilliam Bedell i '^'^'^ 

Oliver Baxter 447 

(John Willis ) .f.„ 

IWilliam Willis ) ^"'' 

Stephen Chappie 493 

Thomas Southwai'd 23 

(Jonathan Hutchings) 

- Robert Hutohings. . V 305 

(Caleb Morrell ) 

Ephraim Cheeseman. . . . 183 

Robert Mervin 194 

Garret Snedeoor 110 

Samuel Dodge 491 

John Sands 349 

Richard Cornell 415 

John Sands 58 

John Searing 11 

Robert Mervin 194 

Micah Smith 303 

Mary Cornell 384 

Samuel Dodge 489 

Thomas Hendrickson. . . 137 

Harman Hendrickson . . . 142 

(Elisha Gildersleeve.) .,,1- 

IRiohardGildersleevef ^"° 

Jonathan Whitehead 234 



INDEX. 



519 



DATE. 



SRANTOE. 



QBANTBE. 



PAGE. 



July 13. 1741, 



July 13, 1741, 



Jan. 23, 1682-3, 
Dec. 19, 1701, 
April 1, 1740, 
May 20, 1746, 

June 7, 1725, 
Feb. 23, 1740-1, 

May 10, 1745, 
May 10, 1745, 

May 20, 1705, 

Oct. 26, 1730, 

Deo. 7, 1728, 
Oct. 2, 1730, 
March 20, 1738, 
April 3, 1785, 

May 6, 1713, 

March 18, 1697, 
Jan. 28, 1660, 
Oct. 29, 1698, 
Jan. 28, 1660, 
April 26, 1697, 
March 19, 1696-7, 
July 22, 1718, 
April 28, 1743, 

Oct. 26, 1715, 

May 6, 1713, 



Duaenberry, Eliza- 1 
beth '1 

Mudre!'S''°'MAbel Smith, Jr. 

Powell, Mary 
Powell, Wait 

Dusenberry, John "] 
Dusenberry, Eliz- 

Mudge, Jane \^^^^ ^'^^^^' J^' 

Powell, Mary 
Powell, Wait , J 



413 



413 



Eleson, Thomas William Smith 8 

Elison, Eichard Thomas Elison 78 

Ellison, Bichard , Eichard Ellison, Jr 227 

Ellison, Eichard, Jr., Thomas Tredwell 468 

Fifty-eight Grantors, Uapt. Jacob Hicks 340 

■i?„ot„- Tii.„™„„ ( Harmon Hendrickson ( „„„ 

Foster, Thomas JThos, Hendrickson, Jr. j ^03 



Garison, Abraham 
Garrison, Abraham 
Gibb, Andrew 

Nicols, William 

Mott, Adam 
Grittan, Thomas 

Hendrickson, Henry 
Heulitt, George 
Hicks, Isaac 
Hicks, Jacob 
Hicks, Thomas ) 

Jackson, John 
Tredwell, John ) 
Hicks, Thomas 
Hicks, Thomas 
Hicks, Thomas, Jr., 
Hicks, Thomas, Jr., 
Hoisted, Jonah 
Hoisted, Timothy 
Hulitt, George 
Hutchings, Eobert 



Jackson, James 

Jackson, John ) 

Hicks, Thomas , 

Tredwell, John ) 



Jacobas Monf ort 891 

Jacobas Monf ort 892 

I 

- Joseph Mott 247 

I 

William Nicols 139 

Thomas Hendrickson. . . 133 

Thomas Hendrickson. . . 180 
Thomas Hendrickson. . . 301 

John Hicks 277 

Henry Allen 6 

Thomas Hicks, Jr 242 

Sarah Tredwell 18 

John Sands 46 

Sarah Treadwell 125 

John Sands 44 

John Sands 43 

John Heulitt 4 

Oliver Baxter 327 

Eichard Valentine, Jr.. 309 



- Henry Allen 6 



520 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Nov. 8, 1699, 

Feb.. 13, 1669, 
Feb. 19, 1714-15, 
May 11, 1720, 

April 1, 1730, 

April 10, 1728, 
May 4, 1738, 

Oct. 19, 1747, 

Sep. 6, 1747, 

Sep. 22, 1748, 

Jan. 1, 1736-7, 

Jan. 6, 1748-9, 
Jan. 5, 1748-9, 

Sep. 6, 1747, 

Sep. 33, 1748, 
Deo. 5, 1739, 
Dec. 14,. 1696, 

Aug. 20, 1731, 
Jan. 17, 1737, 
May 10, 1745, 
Jan. 17, 1737, 

May 30, 1705, 

Sep. 10, 1741, 
Nov. 18, 1745, 
Dec. 23, 1738, 
Jan. 6, 1731, 
Jan. 8. 1736, 
July 2, 1715, 
April 15, 1728, 
June 17, 1729, 
Sep. 6, 1700, 
March 27, 1733, 



GEANTOB. GEANTEE. PAGE. 

Jackson, John ] 
iZl%lt^r' \ Hendrick Dosenborow.. 9 
Smith. Jonathan, Jr I 

Jackson, Bobert Bioharcl Vallantine. ... 388 

Jenings, Joseph William Willis 186 

Johnson, Harman Thomas Hendrickson . . . 135 

rThomas TownsencL.) 

Jones, William ^Thomas Valentine. . ^- 143 
(William Valentine. . ) 

Kissam, Daniel Daniel Kissam 461 

Kissam, Daniel Joseph Kisaam 330 

Latham, Joseph Benjamin Akerley 431 

Latham, Joseph j j ^ j^j 435 

Latham, William ) ^ 

Latham, Joseph Joseph Latham, Jr 442 

T iv T t, ' Thomas Pearsall. . . . > „„„ 

Latham, Joseph "(Samuel Willis I ^93 

Latham, William Benjamin Akerley 463 

Latham, William Joseph Kissam 451 

Latham, William ) t^„„ , -rr-„,^ ahh 

Latham, Joseph i" ^°^^^'^ kissam 48o 

Latham, William Joseph Latham 439 

Leister, Peter Abraham Garison 406 

Linninton, John Bichard Gildersleeve. . . 3 

Minthorne, John Samuel Barker 348 

Monfort, Abraham ) t 1 -ht t i .100 

Monfort, Peter i Jacobus Monfort 388 

Monfort, Jacobus Abraham Garison 391 

'^Mtfo'rt^'tteahaml J^^- Monfort 388 

Mott, Adam ) 

Nicols, William >■ Joseph Mott 247 

Gibb, Andrew ) 

Mott, Adam Bichard Mott 367 

Mott, Amos Michael Mudge 403 

Mott, Charles Adam Mott 246 

Mott, Charles Gersham Mott 173 

Mott, Charles Charles Mott, Jr 344 

Mott, Charles Jeremiah Williams 353 

Mott, Charles Jeremiah Williams .' 362 

Mott, Charles, Jr. , Joseph Mott, Jr ^249 

Mott, John , Ephraim Valentine 297 

Mott, Joseph Jeremiah Williams 379 



INDEX. 



521 



DATE. 



July 13, 1741, 



March 31, 1730, 

May 20, 1705, 
Aug. 37, 1740, 

April 12, 1731, 
June 5, 1747, 
April 2, 1715, 

May 25, 1731, 

Nov. 8, 1699, 

May 36, 1731, 
May 26, 1731, 
April 13, 1742, 
April 12, 1704, 
Feb. 3, 1730, 
Oct. 17, 1696, 
Sep. 12, 1743, 
May 3, 1746, 
Nov. 12, 1743, 
March 29, 1711, 
Sep. 10, 1729, 
Oct. 38, 1738, 
March 27, 1730, 

July 13, 1741, 



July 13, 1741, 



GEANTOB. ■ GKANTKB. PAGE. 

Mudge, Jane } 

Dusenberry, Eliza- I 

Dusenberry, John Ubel Smith 413 

Po-well, Mary 



Powell, Wait j 

Munfort, Peter ^ 

Remson, Eem [ 

Van Wyck, Come- f 

lius J 

Nicols, William ) 

Mott, Adam ,- 

Gibb, Andrew ) 

Nicols, William 



(Jeremiah Dodge. . . . ) 
(Robert Sutton j 



482 



Joseph Mott 247 

Peter Smith, Jr 342 



Onderdank, Andries Samuel Dodge 486 

Onderdoiik, Isaac Stephen Cornell 422 

Osborn, Richard Joseph Wood 72 



Pearsall, Elizabeth 
Pearsall, Nathaniel ] 

Jackson. John I 

Smith, Jonathan ,' 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr J 
Pearsall, Thomas 
Pearsall, Thomas 
Pearsall, Thomas, -Jr., 
Peat, William 
Peters, Charles 
Pettet, Joseph 
Pine, Daniel 
Pine, James 
Pine, James 
Pine, -James 
Pine, James, Jr., 
Place, Aaron 
Polhemas, Cornelius 
Powell, Mary ^ 

Powell, Wait 

Dusenberry, Eliza 
beth 

Dusenberry, John 

Mudge, Jane 
Powell, Wait 

Powell, Mary 

Mudge, Jane 

Dusenberry, Eliza- 
beth 

Dusenberry, John J 



Benjamin Underbill. .. . 
Hendrick Dosenborow . 



Elizabeth Pearsall 

Benjamin Underbill . . . . 

Richard Mott 

Thomas Barker, Jr 

Jonathan Whitehead . . . 

Thomas Hicks, Jr 

James Pine 

John Hicks 

Simon T/Osey 

Jonathan Searing 

James Pine 

Benjamin Akerley 

Joseph Mott, Jr 



148 



145 
145 
375 

93 
130 

45 
334 
400 
333 

39 
333 
439 
353 



Abel Smith, Jr 413 



Abel Smith, Jr. 



413 



522 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

March 31, 1730, 

Aug. 13, 1735, 
May 2, 1709, 

May 3, 1709, 

Feb. 18, 1735-6, 

Nov. 5, 1690, 

March 14, 1710, 
June 23, 1718, 
Feb. IS, 1735-6, 

Feb. 11, 1734, 

Nov. 5, 1690, 

Nov. 1, 1717, 
Nov. 24, 1748, 
May 20, 1720, 
March 23, 1701, 

Feb. 18, 1717, 

Dec. 1, 1738, 
Oct. 36, 1717, 

Sep. 8, 1712, 



Sep. 8, 1713, 



Sep. 8, 1713, 



Sep. 8, 1713, 

Aug. 13, 1717, 
April 16, 1733, 
Feb. 14, 1722-3, 
Oct. 10, 1735, 
April 13, 1731, 
Jan. 5, 1665, 



GBANTOE. GRANTEE. FAGE 

^^™T'.^^T ^ (Jeremiah Dodge....). ,«„ 

^ant^Wo^LliusI (BobertSutton^ f ^«« 

Kogers, Obediah Jeremiah Wood 177 

Bobison, Joseph 1 ^tarles Mott 56 

Kobison John ) 

Kobison, John ) ^.j^ j j^^^t 56 

Eobison, Joseph i 

Sands, Edward John Sands 359 

'sanVsrh } John Sands 49 

Sands, James John Sands 44 

Sands, James John Sands 36 

Sands, John Edward Sands 359 

Sands, Nathaniel ^^^Cflas'.'/. ! ! ! l ! } ^^^ 

'sa\'d;s,Ws I- John Sands 49 

Seaman, Benjamin John Sands 53 

Seaman, Benjamin John Toffey 466 

Seaman, Benjamin Jeremiah Williams 331 

Seaman, John John Sands 48 

a „ T„i,i, 1 Thomas Whitehead . > 007 

Seaman, John -^ Jeremiah Wood .... f ^^^ 

Seaman, Joyles Peter Smith, Jr 229 

Seaman, Solomon John Sands '. . . 47 

Searing, James ] 

iS|;Sn [ Jonathan Searing 27 

Searing, Samuel J 

Searing, John ~1 

irarinl&el Jonathan Searing 37 

Searing, Simon J 

Searing, Samuel "1 

1=1: Ss [ Jonathan Sealing 37 

Searing, Simon J 

Searing, Simon 1 

i:S:&^^ J Jonathan Searing 37 

Searing, James J 

Searing, Simon 1 John Treadwell, Jr. i . . . 453 

Smith, Abel Henry Allen 311 

Smith, Abel John Sands 63 

Smith, Abel John Searing, Jr 286 

Smith, Abell John'Sands 53 

Smith, Abraham Thomas Statham 41 



INDEX. 523 

DATE. GRANTOR. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Dec. 5, 1747, Smith, Benjamin Timothy Smith 471 

Jan. 20, 1738, Smith, David Micah Smith, 179 

March 33, 1736-7, Smith, Isaac Micah Smith 431 

June 8, 1725, Smith, Isaac Micah Smith 417 

June 5, 1727, Smith, Jacob Eichard Valentine 314 

Feb. 8, 1743, Smith, James Uriah Piatt 280 

Feb. 14, 1727, Smith, James Garret Snedecor 108 

May 3, 1718, Smith, John John Searing 12 

Smith, Jonathan 1 ' 

Nov. 8, 1699, SoJ°^fi^r-J^- [ Hendrick Dosenborow. 9 

Pearsall, NathanielJ 

Nov. 11, 1734, Smith, Jonathan Charles Mott 382 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr ) 

Nov. 8, 1699, fanfjohn'" f Hendrick Dosenborow. 9 
Pearsall, NathanielJ 

May 16, 1730, ^"jjlack)""^*^^" f Jeremiah Williams 364 

Nov. 13, 1730, Smith, Micah ' Eobert Mervin 197 

Api;il 3, 1746, Smith, Micah Timothy Smith 409 

May 8, 1736, Smith, Peter Peter Smith, Jr 189 

May 16, 1738, Smith, Peter Peter Smith, Jr 215 

Feb. 14, 1737, Smith, Thomas Garret Snedecor 113 

April .6, 1683, Smith, William Barns, Egberson. ..... 9 

Jan. 13, 1665, Statham, Thomas John Williams '. . . 43 

March 30, 1694-5, Stiles, Kichard John Sands 60 

Jan. 18, 1713-14, Sutton, Joseph, Jr., Daniel Kissam 458 

April 37, 1748, '^^.Xeli! Margaret} ^l^omas Tredwell 478 

March 2, 1713-14, Titos, Edmond Peter Titos 80 

Jan. 19, 1714-15, Totten, Peter Samuel Totteu 119 

March 13, 1731, Townsend, Thomas Ephraim Valentine, Jr.. 395 

May 6, 17.3, Tref-J'; ^ } ^enry Allen 6 

Nov. 11, 1747, Tredwell, John Benjamin Tredwell 449 

April 27, 1748, ^r-J- 1 JohT"* [ '^^°-- T-'^^'^" ''' 

-n , -n ,™„.. r- IT T L- -D- t, J' (Nathan Vallentine. . > ,,,. 
^eb. 19, 1704-5, Valentine, Richard (Benjamin Vallentine ,' ' "^ 

Aug. 6, 1709, Valentine, Richard Richard Valentine, Jr.. 317 

Aug. 8, 1723, Valentine, Richard Richard Valentine, Jr.. 318 

June 5, 1733, Van Wick, Barent Robert Mervin 191 

April 10, 1733, Van Wick, Cornelius Eichard Mott.- 356 



524 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

March 31, 1730, 

Dec. IG, 1709, 

July 17, 1683, 
Nov. 1, 16G1, 
Nov. 1, 1661, 
No date. 
March 11, 1727, 
Jan. 10, 1718, 
April 17, 1744, 
Aug. 31, 1733, 
June 22, 1741, 

Dec. 8, 1655, 

Dec. 30, 1740, 

March 22, 1745-6, 

March 22, 1745-6, 

May 5, 1748, 

March 7, 1728-9, 
Dec. 22, 1733, 
Nov. 26, 1735, 
Teb. 8, 1841-2, 

Blay 10, 1731, 

Sep. 17, 1725, 

July 7, 1744, 
May 12, 1650, 
No date, 
June 15, 1710, 



GBANTOK. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Van Wyck, Cornelius) ( jgremiah Dodge. ... 1 .^o 

Munfort, Peter ,- -^ jjo^ert Sutton ( ^^ 

Eemson, Bern ) ( ) 

Van Wyck, Theodoras Daniel Kissam 456 

Wharton, Philip John Sands 61 

Whelpley, Henry Adam Mott 16 

Whelply, Henry Adam Mott 126 

Whitehead, Daniel James Pine 323 

Whitehead, Jonathan Joseph Kissam 224 

Whitehead, Thomas Jeremy Wood 339 

Wiggins, Benjamin Peter Smith 344 

Wiggins, Josias Thomas Hendrickson. . . 299 

Williams, Jerenoiah Thomas Pearsall . ., . 370 

Williams, John {SL Wmiams: ! ".l ^« 

Williams, Kiohard John Searing 289 

Willi-s, John ) J j^ Birdsall 402 

Willis, William i 

mms, William 1 J j^ Birdsall 402 

Willis, John > 

(Isaac Doty ) 

Willis, William -, William Seaman ,■- 435 

(Robert Seaman ) 

Willis, William Richard Valentine 312 

Willis, William Samuel Willis 199 

Willis, William Samuel Willis 202 

Willsey, Martine James Smith 283 

n[7-u. nT i- (Adrian Onderdonk..) „(,» 

Wiltse, Martin ^^ Cornelius Reyerse. . i ^^^ 

Wood, Daniel {in^J^'lliuif '*''■ ' ' [ 335 
' ( J onas bmitn ) 

Wood, Jeremiah Adam Laurance 406 

Wood, Jonah Robert Jackson 387 

Wood, Jonas Daniel Whitehead 832 

Wood, Jonas William Willis 218 



INDEX OF DEEDS— Grantees. 



DATE. 



GEANTEE. 



Oct. 19, 1747, 
Jan. 6, 1748-9, 
Oct. 38, 1738, 

May 6, 1713, 



Akerley, Benjamin 
Akerley, Benjamin 
Akerley, Benjamin 

Allen, Henry 



GEANTOB. PAGE. 

Joseph Latham 431 

William Latham 463 

Aaron Place 429 

(Thomas Hicks 1 

- John Jackson - 6 

(John Tredw ell ) 



INDEX. 



525 



DATE. 

April 16, 1733, 
April 16, 1733, 
Aug. 20, 1731, 
April 12, 1704, 
April 28, 1743, 
April 18, 1748, 

April 26, 1743, 
April 36, 1742, 
April 26, 1742, 
April 26, 1743, 
Mar. 22, 1745-6, 
June 4, 1729, 

June 4, 1729, 

May 3, 1749, 
July 30, 1713, 
March 7, 1704-5, 
April 17, 1722, 
June 5, 1747, 

March 31, 1730, 

March 17, 1720, 
March 18, 1718, 
April 12, 1731, 

Nov. 8, 1699, 



May 5, 1748, 

April 6, 1683, 
Dec. 19, 1701, 
April 1, 1740, 
Dec. 5, 1739, 
May 10, 1745, 

April 17, 1729,^ 



GRANTEE. 

Allen, Henry 
Allin, Mary 
Barker, Samuel 
Barker, Thomas, Jr. 
Baxter, Oliver 
Baxter, Oliver 
Bedell, Joseph ) 

Bedell, William j" 
Bedell, Joseph (^ 

Bedell, William ) 
Bedell, William )^ 

Bedell, Joseph j" 
Bedell, William ^ 

Bedell, Joseph j 

Birdsall, John 

Boast, Elizabeth ) 
Boast, James j" 

Boast, James |^ 

Boast, Elizabeth ) 

Chappie, Stephen 
Cheeseman, Ephraim 
Cornell, Mary 
Cornell, Richard ' 
Cornell, Stephen 

Dodge, Jeremiah { 
Sutton, Robert v 

Dodge, Samuel 
Dodge, Samuel 
Dodge, Samuel 

Dosenborow, Hen- 
drick 

Doty, Isaac 1 

Akerley, Benjamin | 
Seaman, Robert | 
Seaman, William J 

Egberson, Barns 
Elison, Thomas 
Ellison, Richard, Jr., 
Garison, Abraham 
Garison, Abraham 
Gildersleeve, Elisha) 
Gildersleeve, Rich- ,- 
ard ) 



GKANTOE. PAGE. 

Abel Smith 211 

Henry Allin 156 

John Minthorne 348 

William Peat 93 

Robert Hutchings 327 

John Betts 447 

Thomas Bedell 325 

Thomas Bedle 321 

Thomas Bedell 335 

Thomas Bedle 331 

(John Willis ) .,,„ 

"(William Willis ) *"~' 

Thomas Barker 231 

Thomas Barker 331 

John Carpenter 493 

Thomas Cheeseman 183 

Amos Dodge 384 

William ( Cornell '. . 415 

Isaac Onderdonck 432 

(Peter Munfort ) 

- Rem Rerason ■ 483 

( Cornelius Van Wyck) 

Joshua Cornel 491 

Thomas Dodge 489 

Andries Onderdank 486 

f John Jackson ] 

! Nathaniel Pearsall.. |^ „ 
) Jonathan Smith. . . . | 
^Jonathan Smith, Jr. J 

William Willis 425 

VV illiam Smith 9 

Richard Elison 73 

Richard Ellison 337 

Peter Leister 406 

Jacobus Monfort 391 

John Dosenborow 105 



526 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

April 17, 1729, 

Dec. 14, 1696, 
Jan. 6, 1690, 

Feb. 23, 1740, 

Feb 10, 1735-6, 
Feb. 22, 1721-2, 
Dec. 7, 1723, 
Oct. 2, 1730, 
March 20, 1733, 
May 11, 1720, 
Ang. 31, 1733, 

Feb. 23, 1740-1 

July 22, 1718, 
June 7, 1725, 
April 3, 1735, 
May 3, 1786, 
Marcb 18, 1697, 
Oct. 17, 1696, 

March 19, 1725, 

March 19, 1725, 

May 12, 1650, 

April 10, 1728, 
Jan. 18, 1713-14, 
Dec. 16, 1709, 
Aug. 7, 1735, 
Sep. 15, 1746, 
May 4, 1788, 

Sep. 6, 1747, 

Jan. 5, 1748-9, 
March 11, 1727 

Sep. 22, 1748 
Sep. 3 , 1748, ' 



GBANTBE. »EANTOB. ' PAGE. 

Gildersleeve, Bich- ) 

ard > John Dosenborow 105 

Gildersleeve, Elisha ) 
Gildersleeve, Richard John Linninton 3 

Hendrickson,Harman Henry Dosenborow 142 

Hendriokson, Har- ] 

He"'na^ickson,Tho- [ Thomas Foster 803 

mas, Jr. J 

Hendriokson, Thomas James Albirtis 806 

Hendrickaon, Thomas Hendriek Dosenborow. . 137 
Hendrickson, Thomas Henry Hendriokson. . . . 138 

Hendriokson, Thomas George Heulitt 130 

Hendrickson, Thomas Isaac Hicks 301 

Hendrickson, Thomas Harman Johnson 135 

Hendrickson, Thomas Josias Wiggins 299 

Hendriokson, Tho- "1 

HeTd'rickson, Har- [ Thomas Foster 303 

mon J 

Heulitt, John George Hulitt. 4 

Hicks, Capt. Jacob Fifty-eight Grantors 340 

Hicks, John Jacob Hifeks ' 277 

Hicks, John James Pine 400 

Hicks, Thomas, Jr. Thomas Hicks 242 

Hicks, Thomas, Jr. Joseph Pettet 45 

Hutchings, Jonathan] 

Hutchings, Robert - Ephraim Cheeseman 205 

Morrell, Caleb ) 
Hutchings, Robert ~1 

Hutchings, Jona- [--c, -u ■ m. „„_ 

than ' J^P'i''^ini Cheeseman 205 

Morrell, Caleb J 
Jackson, Robert Jonah Wood 887 

Kissam, Daniel Daniel Kissam 461 

Kissam, Daniel Joseph Sutton, Jr 458 

Kissam, Daniel Theodorus VanWyck . . . 456 

Kissam, Joseph Tliomas Barker 222 

Kissam, Joseph Thomas Barker 438 

Kissam. Joseph Daniel Kissam 330 

Kissam, Joseph jfe'^'S^Cm: ! : ! } ^^5 

Kissam, Joseph William Latham 451 

Kissam, Joseph Jonathan Whitehead 224 

Latham, Joseph William Latham 439 

Latham, Joseph, Jr., Joseph Latham 442 



INDEX. 



5'27 



DATE. 

July 7. 1744, 
Nov. 12, 1743, 

March 3, 1738, 

Nov. 12, 1730, 
June 5, 1732, 
May 10, 1745, 
May 10, 1745, 

Jan. 17, 1737, 

March 19, 1735, 

Dec. 33, 1738, 
Nov. 1, 1661, 
Nov. 1, 1661, 

May 3, 1709, 

Nav. 11, 1734, 
Jan. 8, 1736, 
Jan. 6, 1721, 

May 20, 1705, 

Dec. 8, 1655, 

June 17, 1729, 
March 27, 1730, 
Sep. 10, 1741, 
April 12, 1743, 
April 10, 1783, 
Nov. 18, 1745, 

Oct. 36, 1730, 

May 10, 1731, 

May 26, 1731, 

Jan. 1, 1736-7, 

June 22,-1741, 
April 23, 1730-1, 
Sep. 13, 1743, 
Sep. 10, 1739, 
No date, 
Feb. 8, 1743, 

May 10, 1731, 



GKANTBB. GBANTOE. PAGE. 

JLiaurence, Adam Jeremiah Wood 406 

Losey, Simon James Pine 333 

ix/r„,.„;,, T!„v,„,.+ (William Oornall.'. .. ) ,„, 

Mervin, Robert JElizabeth Denton. .. [ ^^^ 

Mervin, Robert Mioah Smith 197 

Mervin, Robert Barent, Van Wick 191 

Monfort, Jacobus Abraham Garison 391 

Monfort, Jacobus Abraham Garrison 392 

Monfort, Jacobus {1^,™' Z£'°'^ ! } ^^8 

1l°utchin?f Wt} Epl^raim Cheeseman... 205 

Mott, Adam Charles Mott 846 

Mott, Adam Henry Whelpley 16 

Mott, Adam Henry Whelply 186 

Mott, Charles SSSson::::[ ^« 

Mott, Charles Jonathan Smith 383 

Mott, Charles, Jr. Charles Mott 844 

Mott, Gersham Charles Mott 173 

< Andrew Gibb ) 

Mott, Joseph Adam Mott 247 

(William Nicols ) 

Mott Josfeph Ij^j^j, Williams 20 

Williams, Thomas ( 

Mott, Joseph, Jr., Charles Mott, Jr 249 

Mott, Joseph, Jr., Cornelius Polhemas ... 252 

Mott, Richard Adam Mott 367 

Mott, Richard Thomas Pearsall, Jr . . . 875 

Mott, Richard Cornelius Van Wick 356 

Mndge, Michael Amos Mott 402 

Nicols, William Thomas Grittan. 139 

Onderdonk^ Adrian } ^^^.^^^ ^^^^^^ 397 

Reyerse, Cornelius) 

Pearsall, Elizabeth Thomas Pearsall 145 

Pearsall, Thomas Ij^seph Latham 393 

Willis, Samuel | 

Pearsall, Thomas Jeremiah Williams 370 

Peat, Thomas Thomas Barker 133 

Pine, James Daniel Pine 334 

Pine, James James Pine, Jr 338 

Pine, James Daniel Whitehead 838 

Piatt, Uriah James Smith 280 

Reyerse Cornelius I Martin Wiltse 397 

Onderdonk, Adrian | 



528 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Feb. 18, 1735-6, 

Feb. 11, 1734, 

Dec. 2n, 1691, 
Dec. 29, 1723, 
Oct. 29, 1698, 
April 26, 1697, 
Mar. 19, 1096-7, 
Feb. 18, 1735-6, 
March 14, 1710^ 
June 23, 1718, 

Kov. 5, 1690, 
Feb. 11, 1734, 

Nov. 1, 1717, 
Marcli 22, 1701, 
Oct. 26, 1717, 
April 12, 1721, 
Feb. 14, 1722-3, 
Mar. 20, 1694-5, 
July 17, 1683, 

May 5, 1748, 



May 5, 1748, 

May 16, 1713, 
May 3, 1718, 
Dec. 30, 1740, 
Oct. 10, 1735, 
March 29, 1714, 



GRANTEE. 

Sands, Edward 
Sands, Edward 
Sands, John 
Satids, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Rands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, Johii 
Sands, John 

Sands, John 

Sands, John 
Sands, Edward 

Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Sands, John 
Seaman, Robert 

Seaman William 

Doty, Isaac 

Seaman, William 
Seaman, Robert 
Doty, Isaac 
Searing, John 
Searing, John 
Searing, John 
Searing, John, Jr. 
Searing, Jonathan 



Sep. 8, 1712, Searing, Jonathan 

Oct. 11, 1762, Shadbolt, Robert 

July 13, 1741, Smith, Abel, Jr., 

Feb. 8, 1741-2, Smith, James 

<So,^ 17 1 7')«; Smith, Jeremiah 
bep. 17, U45, Smith, Jonas 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

John Sands 359 

[Nathaniel Sands 444 

Richard Cornell 349 

Thomas Daniels 58 

Thomas Hicks, Jr 46 

Jonah Hoisted 44 

Timothy Hoisted -43 

Edward Sands .......... 359 

James Sands 44 

James Sands 86 

James Sands | .„ 

Sarah Sands \ 

[^ Nathaniel Sands 444 

Benjamin Seaman 53 

John Seaman .- 48 

Solomon Seaman 47 

Abell Smith 52 

Abel Smith 62 

Richard Stites 60 

Phillip Wharton 61 

- William Willis 425 

) 

- William Willis 425 

) 

Abraham Denton 11 

John Smith 12 

Richard Williams 289 

Abel Smith 286 

James Pine 29 

f John Searing ") 

J James Searing I „„ 

) Simon Searing ( 

L Samuel Searing J 

George Balding 162 

f Elizabeth Dusen-"] 

I berry | 

j John Dusenberry. . . ! .,„ 

] Mary Powell f ^^'^ 

I Wait Powell | 

LJane Mudge J 

Martina Willsey 288 

i Daniel Wood. . ., 385 



INDEX. 



529 



DATE. 

Sep. 17, 1735, 

Jan. 30, 1738, 
Aug. 5, 1734, 
June 8, 1735, 
March 33, 1726-7, 
April 17, 1744, 
Aug. 37, 1740, 
Deo. 1, 1738, 
May 8, 1736, 
May 16, 1738, 
Deo. 5, 1747, 
April 3, 1746, 
Jan. 23, 1682-3, 
March 4, 1736, 
Feb. 14, 1727, 
Feb. 14, 1727, 
Dec. 8, 1655, 
Jan. 5, 1665, 

March 31, 1730, 

March 3, 1718-14, 
Nov. 24, 1748, 
Jan. 19, 1714-15, 

April 1, 1730, 

Aug. 13, 1717, 
Jan. 38, 1660, 
Nov, 11, 1747, 
Jan. 28, 1660, 
May 30, 1746, 

April 37, 1748, 

May 35, 1731, 
May 36, 1731, 
Aug. 18, 1763, 

Sep. 6, 1700, 
March 13, 1731, 
June 5, 1737, 
March 7, 1738-9, 
Oct. 26, 1715, 
Aug. 6, 1709, 
Aug. 8, 1733, 



GRANTEE. GEANTOB. PAGE. 

Smith, Jonas ] t, • i -nr j „„^ 

Smith, Jeremiah [ ^"""^^^ ^°°^ ^35 

Smith, Mioah David Smith 179 

Smithy Mioah Bichard Dirf ey 303 

Smith, Mioah Isaac Smith 41 7 

Smith, Mioah Isaac Smith 431 

Smith, Peter Benjamin Wiggins 344 

Smith, Peter, Jr., William Nicols 342 

Smith, Pefe, Jr., Joyles, Seaman 329 

Smith, Peter, Jr., Peter Smith 189 

Smith, Peter, Jr., Peter Smith 315 

Smith, Timothy Benjamin Smith 471 

Smith, Timothy Mioah Smith 409 

Smith, William Thomas Eleson : . . 8 

Snedecor, Garret John Cornell 110 

Snedecor, Garret James Smith 108 

Snedecor, Garret Thomas Smith. . .' 112 

Southward, Thomas Michael Chatterton 23 

Statham, Thomas Abraham Smith 41 

Sutton, Kobert ) (r^'p^^J,!"^* } 4«o 

Dodge, Jeremiah T ; S®"* ?-^™^,?" " w ' V 1 ^^^ 
" ' ) (Cornelius van Wyok) 

Titos, Peter Edmond Titos 80 

Toflfey, John Benjamin Seaman 466 

Totten, Samuel Peter Totten 119 

Townsend, Thomas ) 

Valentine, Thomas - William Jones 143 

Valentine, William) 

Treadwell, John, Jr., Simon Searing 453 

Treadwell, Sarah Thomas Hicks, Jr 125 

Tredwell, Benjamin John Tredwell 449 

Tredwell, Sarah Thomas Hicks 18 

Tredwell, Thomas Bichard Ellison, Jr 468 

Tredwell, Thomas {Margaret" Treadwell} ^^^ 

Underbill, Benjamin Elizabeth Pearsall 148 

Underbill, Benjamin Thomas Pearsall ' 145 

Underbill, Isaac George Balding 279 

Valentine, Ephraim John Mott 297 

Valentine, Ephraim,Jr Thomas Townsend 3£l5 

Valentine, Bichard Jacob Smith 314 

Valentine, Bichard William Willis 313 

Valentine, Bichard, Jr James Jackson 309 

Valentine, Bichard, Jr Bichard Valentine. .. 317 
Valentine, Bichard, Jr Bichard Valentine 318 



530 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

April 1, 1730, 
April 1, 1730, 
Feb. 19, 1704-5, 

Feb. 19, 1704-5, 

Feb. 12, 1669, 

No date, 
March 9, 1707, 
Feb. 2, 1720, 

Feb. 18, 1717, 

July 2, 1715, 
April 15, 1728, 
March 27, 1783, 
May 20, 1720, 
May 16, 1720, 
Jan. 13, 1665, 

Dec. 8, 1655, 
March 23. 1740-6, 

Ja-.i. 1, 1736-7, 

Dec. 22, 1783, 

Nov. 36, 1735, 

March 22,1745-6, 

Feb. 19, 1714-15, 
June 15, 1710, 
Aug. 18, 1785, 

Feb. 18, 1717, 

Jan. 10, 1718, 
April 2, 1715, 



GBANTEE. GKANTOB. PAGE. 

Valentine, Thomas ) 

Townsend, Thomas - William Jones 143 

Valentine, William) ■ 
Valentine, William ) 

Townsend, Thomas ;- William Jones 143 

Valentine, Thomas ) 

Vallentine, Nathan ") 

Vallentine, Benja-^ Richard Valentine 116 

min ) 
Vallentine, Bichard Robert Jackson 388 

Whitehead, Daniel Jonas Wood 323 

Whitehead, Jonathan Jacob Doughty 334 

Whitehead, Jonathan Charles Peters 120 

'^^ot'Je;e^aT^^^ J°^- teaman 337 

Williams, Jeremiah Charles Mott 353 

Williams, Jeremiah Charles Mott 362 

Williams, Jeremiah Joseph Mott 379 

Williams, Jeremiah Benjamin Seaman 351 

Williams, Jeremiah Jonathan Smith (Black) 364 

Williams, John Thomas Statham 43 

"SSTosSr^^ [ ^o^- Williams. 20 

™ls,'^miam } John Birdsall 402 

Willis, Samuel ) t i t ii, ono 

Pearsall, Thomas )" ^°^^^^ ^'^^^^'^ ^93 

Willis, Samuel William Willis 199 

Willis, Samuel William Willis 202 

Willis, William I t i x>- j n Ann 

Willis, John \. J°'^'^ Ei'-'^^'^" 402 

Willis, William Joseph Jenings 186 

Willis, William Jonas Wood 218 

Wood, Jeremiah Obediah Rogers 177 

Wood, Jeremiah 1 t i. a oon 

Whitehead, Thomas^ ^"^"^ ^^^'^^'^ ^^^ 

Wood, Jeremy Thomas Whitehead 339 

Wood, Joseph Bichard Osborn ' 27 



INDEX. 531 

PERSONAL INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Abbett, James : 184 

Abit, James 70 

Akeley, Benjamin 276 

Akerley, Benjamin 211 

429, 4;)0, 431, 432, 433, 441, 444, 452, ,463, 464, 465 

Albertson, Derrick 242, 405 

Albirtis, James 306, 308, 309 

Albirtis, James, Jr '. 308 

Alburtis, After 15 

Alburtos, After 70, 106 

AUason, John 90, 111 

Allburtos, James 85, 131, 159 

Allen, Henry 6, 7, 8, 211, 212, 213 

Allen, John , , 213 

Allen, William : 182, 183 

Allin, Henry 75, 88, 15S, 157, 158, 159 

AUin, Mary ' 156, 157, 158 

Allin, Phebe 156, 157, 158 

Allin, Eichard , 47 

Allison, John 88, 97 

Allyn, Henry ^ 219, 220, 330 

AUyn, John 475 

Allyne, Henry. 267 

Anderdauk, Andrews 487, 488 

Anderdank, Greetry 487, 488 

Anderdonk, Andrees '. 387, 394 

Aukors, Joseph 199 

Applela, Thomas , 283 

Armitage, Thomas 4 

Asborn, William '■ 232 

Auton, Hendriok 85 

Bagley, Timothy 189, 353 

Baker, George 329 

Baker, Mary , 53 

Baker, Thomas 53 

Balden, Ezekiel 266 

Balden, George 187, 266, 841 

Balden, John 366, 396, 420 

Balden, Joseph 169, 395 

Balden, Mary. . . . •. 331 



532 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Balden, Samuel .: '. 181 

Balden, Thomas 187 

Balden, Thomas, Jr . 169 

Balding, Ezekiel 163,379 

Balding, George. 163, 163, 379, 280 

Baldle, Samuel '. 359 

Baley, Daniel 133 

Baly, Elias 15, 57 

Barcar, John » , . . : i 39 

Barker, Mary 333, 333, 334 

Barker, Samuel 348, 349 

Barker, Thomas 132, 133, 222 

333, 224, 225, 331, 383, 333, 334, 335, 366, 433, 434, 435, 445, 460 

Barker, Thomas, Jr 93, 94, 95 

Barker, William 95 

Barns, Henry 168, 215 

Barns, Joshua 170, 341 

Barns, Eichard 166, 366 

Barrington, Nicholas 333, 337 

Barto, Elizabeth . ( ',.... 323 

Bayard, Judith 457 

Bayard, Nicolas '. . 457 

Bayles, Samuel 132 

Baxter, Oliver 327, 328, 329, 447, 448, 478 

Beadell, David 39, 64, 70, 81, 129, 153 

Bcadell, Jeremiah ; 39, 71, 82, 89, 100, 118, 119, 129 

Beadell, Joseph. 70, 90, 93 

Beadle, Daniel 268 

Beadle, David 475, 477 

Beadle, Jeremiah 273, 276, 474, 475, 478 

Beadle, Jeremiah, Jr 475, 478 

Beadle, Eichard 475, 478 

Beats, George 106 

Beats, John 331 

Bedel, Thomas 172 

Bedele, Jeremiah 360, 361 

Bedell, Abraham 395 

Bedell, David 27 

33, 71, 77, 89, 93, 100, 107, 118, 363, 266, 268, 370, 371, 473 

Bedell, James 366 

Bedell, Jeremiah, Jr 474 

Bedell, Job 97 

Bedell, Joseph 77, 331, 335, 336, 327 

Bedell, Eichard r 363, 366, 267, 269, 270, 271, 473 



, INDEX. 533 

PAGE. 

Bedell, Thomas 358, 366, 331, 333, 335, 326, 837, 367, 383, 883 

Bedell, Timothy 395 

Bedell, William 331, 335, 336, 337 

Bedle, David. I77, 259, 361, 474 

Bedle, James 169 

Bedle, Jeremiah. .' 363, 363, 367 

Bedle, Eichard 177, 359, 363, 474 

Bedle, Thomas 33I 

Beet, Jeremi '. 46 

Benny, Thomas 43 

Bensen, Peter 458 

Betts, John 447, 448, 449 

Birdsall, Benjamin 341 

Birdsall, James 311 

Birdsall, John 305 

311, 365, 267, 369, 270, 371, 341, 395, 402, 436, 470, 473, 475, 478 

Birdsall, Oliver 311 

Birtis, Aaron 356 

Birtis, Joseph 174 

Birtis, William 174 

Boast, Elizabeth 333, 333 

Boast, James 333, 338 

Bolden, Ezecell 77 

Bolden, Thomas 161 

Bond, Abram 166 

Boorum, Johanas 85 

Borrum, Johannes 131 

Bound, Robert 101 

Bownd, Eobert 103 

Briggs, Nathaniel 61, 63 

Bronidge, Daniel 60 

Bumstid, Thomas 316 

Burch, Nin 52 

Burch, William 95,109, 111, 113, 133 

158, 210, 313, 334, 337, 251, 353, 353, 355, 359, 370, 390, 446, 463 

Burnett, William 483 

Bnrtis, Aaron ,. 240, 341 

Eurtooe, Widow 98 

Burtos, After 15 

Burtos, James ' 85 

Butler, James 468 

Carel, John i 3 

Carl, John ' 117 

Carl, Joseph 192, 193, 366 



534 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Carle, John 490 

Carle, Thomas 492 

Carle, Widow 8 

Carman, Benjamin '266 

Carman, Caleb ., 266, 342 

Carman, Caleb, Jr 86 

Carman, Captain , 40 

Carman, John 16, 18, '?0, 65, 79, 341 

Carman, Joseph 494 

Cavman, Joshua 48, 57, 63, 65, 97, 122, 222, 204, 265, 341 

Carman, Richard 91 

Carman, Samuel 34, 70, 266 

Carman, Sarah 44 

Carman, Thomas 6, 15, 25, 34, 71, 79, 86, 93, 100, 102, 342, 395 

Carmen, Silas 169, 266 

Carmon, Benjamin 474, 475, 478 

Carmon, Caleb '. 469 

Carmou, John 479, 480, 482 

Carmon, Joseph 340, 496 

Carmon, Joshua 459, 462 

Carmon, Richard 463 

Carmon, Thomas 479 

Carpenter, John 167, 264, 493, 495, 496 

Carpenter, Rachel , 495, 496 

Chappie, Stephen 493, 494, 495, 496 

Chattel-ton, Michael 23 

Cheasrcian, Ephraim 105, 183, 184, 185, 205, 207, 208, 266, 417 

Cheeseman, Esther 307, 208 

Cheesman, Benjamin 241 

Cheesman, Joseph 329, 241 

Cheesman, Thomas 183, 184, 185, 186 

Chesman, Thomas 134 

Chogum, James 51, 52 

Chogum, Mirce 52 

Chogum, Samuel 51 , 52 

Clapp, Elias. 60, » 68 

Clarok, Mr 88 

Clark, Samuel 388 

Clarr, John 45 

Clement, Joseph 189, 420 

Clements, James 99, 104, 128 

Clowes, Gerhads 145, 217, 331, 242, 344 

Clowes, Samuel 74, 236, 300, 489 

Clowes, Sarah 344 



INDEX. 535 

PACjlB. 

Clowes, Timothy 340 

Clows, Samuel 47, 53, 96, 131, 175, 335, 367, 310 

Cook, James 69 

Oolding, Doctor ' 88 

Colliar, Doras . , 413 

Combs, Coleman 164, 309 

Combs, Daniel 340, 473, 475, 478 

Combs, John 338, 396, 420 

Comes, Daniel 474 

Comes, Eichard 57, 58 

Conkelin, Thomas 166 

Cooper, Abraham 179 

Cornall, Caleb 319, 220- 

Oornall, Edward 265, 304 

Cornall, John. . ; 263, 266, 267, 369 

Cornall, Eichard 337, 338, 262, 284 

Cornall, Samuel 170 

Cornall, Thomas 176, 177, 193, 219, 220, 358, 259 

Cornall, William 194, 196, 366 

Cornel, Benjamin . .' 478 

Cornel, John , ; 413, 423 

Cornel, Joshua 491, 493, 493 

Cornel, Mary 418 

Cornel, Eichard 433, 460 

Cornel, Samuel 488 

Cornel, Thomas 418 

Cornell, Benjamin 239, 435, 473 

Cornell, Caleb 93, 97, 133, 445 

Cornell, Daniel 169, 470 

Cornell, Elizabeth ' '. Ill, 351 

Cornell, James 435 

Cornell, John 34, 40, 83, 93, 99, 105 

107, 108, 110, 111, 113, 118, 153, 154, 156, 237, 239, 370, 271, 351 

Cornell, Justis ; 77 

Cornell, Mary 384, 385, 386, 387, 419 

Cornell, Eichard 35 

34, 39, 71, 77, 82, 83, 96, 339, 343, 253, 255, 349, 351, 355, 415, 416 

Cornell, Samuel ,- 435 

Cornell, Stephen 422, 424 

Cornell, Thomas 89, 98, 101, 161, 384, 391, 409, 416 

Cornell, William 10 

13, 132, 130, 131, 135, 153, 154, 156, 161, 197, 415, 416, 417 

Cornwell, Miriam 23 

Courtis, John 11 



536 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Creed, William 301 

Croker, Samson 165, 375, 415 

Orooker, Kobert 171 

Orooker, William .r... , 305 

Cmmel, Ester /...... 321 

Cuthing, Mr 49 

Daniels, Ann 60 

Daniels, Tliomas 58, 59, 00 

Davenport, Frances 381 

Davis, John 366 

Deesoow, John 333, 337 

Demott, Anthony 85, 170, 215, 263 

Demott, Derick , 105, 397 

Demott, Mary 90 

Demott, Michael 84 

Dento, Danies 145 

Denton, Abraham 11, 13 

Denton, Daniel 23, 333, 349 

Denton, Elizabeth 196, 197 

Denton, Isaac ' 240 

Denton, James 34, 195, 196, 418 

Denton, Jane : 196, 197 

Denton, John 280 

Denton, Jonah 366 

Denton, Joseph 105, 263, 266, 341, 471 

Denton, Eichard 9 

Denton, Samuel 30, 61, 81 

Dentun, Elizabeth 195 

Dentun, James ; 167, 180, 195 

Dentun, Joseph : 168, 195 

Dentun, Joseph, Jr 168 

Dentun, Samuel 168 

Deryee, Daniel 205 

Dickinson, Samuel 14 

Dingey, Christopher ' 83, 349, 341 

Dingey, Robert 166, 353 

Dingy, John 155, 362, 363, 267, 269, 347, 395 

Dirfey, Eichard ..204, 205 

Dirfy, Eichard 203 

Dodes, Samuel 385 

Dodg, Samuel 63, 486 

Dodg, Trustom 474 

Dodge, Amos 384, 385, 386, 387 

Dodge, Jeremiah 385, 419, 488, 484, 485 



INDEX. 537 

PAGE. 

Dodge, Jeremiah, Ji 219, 330, 331 

Dodge, Joseph 319, 230 

Dodge, Jrestin '. 97 

Dodge, Samuel 97, 338, 435, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 493 

Dodge, Sarah 387 

Dodge, Susannah 489, 490, 491 

Dodge, Thomas ^97, 371, 385, 38C, 489, 490, 491 

Dodge, Tristram 230, 331, 885, 475, 490, 491 

Dodge, William. ..... 333, 334 

Dongen, Thomas 350 

Dorian, John 98, ,473 

Dorland, Elias 363, 369, 370, 271 

Dorland, John 171 

175, 177, 358, 259, 361, 363, 363, 367, 369, 270, 271, 373, 309, 473 

Dorlon, Elias 97, 417, 477 

•Dorlon, John 71, 83, 83 

89, 93, 97, 116, 273, 389, 340, 413, 418, 419, 430, 474, 475, 476, 478 

Dorlou, Samuel 489 

Dosenboro, Hendriok 143 

Dosenboro, John 143 

Dosenboro, Mary ; . . . 143 

Dosenborow, Hendrick 9, 10, 93, 137, 138 

Dosenborow, Henry 142, 154 

Dosenborow, John 73, 97, 105, 106, 116, 139, 142 

Dosenborow, Mary. 142 

Dosenborow, Samuel 92, 1 16, 184 

Dosenbrow, Mary 154 

Doty, Isaac 435, 426, 427, 428 

Doty, Jacob 413 

Doty, Samuel '. 413 

Doughty, Amy 384. 236 

Doughty, Benjamin 255 

Doughty, Jacob 235, 334, 335, 386, 346 

Doughty, John 170, 845 

Downing, Beujamiu 477 

Downing, George 405 

Doxey, Thomas 124, 125 

Dreuit, Benjamin 8 

Durenbury, John 176 

Durfee, Bichard 99, 110 

Durfey, Bichard 79 

Durffee, Bichard 209 

Dusenberee, Elizabeth 4, 15 

Dusenberee, Jarvis 415 



538 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Dusepber,ee, John ; 415 

Di).senberres, Beniamin 477 

Dusenberry, Elizabeth. 418, 414 

Dusenberry, John 413, 41 4 

Dusenbery, John 415 

Dusenbury, John , 169 

Dusenbui;y, Moses •■ 169 

Dusenbury^ Samuel 169, 257 

Dusinbery, Jarvis 413 

Egberson, Barns 9 

Elason, John .'..:.. 89 

Eldeart, Lucas . 134 

Elderd, Hanas 266,307 

Elder d; John. . ....■: ; '. 159 

Eleson, Thomas 8, 9 

Elisou, Elizabeth 47 ' 

Elisoh, John 72, 231 

Elison, Eachel 73 

Elison, Bichard ;73, 74, 237, 328, 341 

Elison, Bichard, Jr , 73, 81, 155, 337, 328 

Elison, Samuel 146 - 

Elison, Thomas 73, 74, 147, 331 

Ellison, James 395, 430 

Ellison, John 397 

Ellison, Bichard <. 310, 339, 340, 349, 396 

Ellison, Richard, Jr 395, 468, 469, 470, 471, 477 

Esmend, John 138 

Everit, Benjamin 271 

Everit, George 304, 306, 307 

Everit, George, Jr 169 

Everit, Bichard 306 

Fieuelire, John 115 

Firman, Elizabeth - 339 

Fletcher, Benjamin 54 

Fleuelling, Thomas 134 

Flewelling, Thomas 70 

Flower, Benjamin 170, 229, 323 

Flower, Jonah 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 284 

Flower, Jonas. ,. . 477 

Foster, John 67, 72, 138, 272, 273,- 307, 341, 474, 475 

Foster, John, Jr 85 

Foster, Thomas 4, 303, 305, 306 

Foster, William 165 



INDEX. 539 

PAGE. 

Fowler, Jacob 181 

Frost, Thomas 267, 299 

Funwick, Justis ,. : 36, 39, 81 

Garisee, Abraham -109 

Garison, Abraham 391, 392, 393, 394, 407, 408 

Garrison, Abram 174 

Gee, Abraham 76 

Gee, Tamsin 76 

Gibb, Andrew 347, 348, 349 

Gildersleave, Thomas ; 3Cfi, 398 

Gildersleeve, Asa 159 

Gildersleeve, Elisha '. . . . 105, 106 

Gildersleeve, George. :....'...:' 159 

Gildersleeve, Eiohard 4,9,105,106,115,168, 241 

Gildersleeve, Thomas: ' 3, 4, '5, 6, '8 

10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 3d, 23, 34, 35, 26, 37, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36 

39, 40. 41, 43, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63 

64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 83 

84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 103, 103 

104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114. 115, 116, 118, 119, 130, 133, 134 

135, 136, 137, 129, 130, 133, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139,- 14l', r42, 143 

145, 148, 153, 153, 154, 156, 158, 160, 161, 169, 175, 176, 323, 341 

Gildersleve, Elisha ^ . . 388 

Gildersleve, Richard , 366 

Gill, Andrew ' 331 

Ginings, Joseph ■ 231 

Golder, Garret ' 173 

Gritman, William ;....'.. 93 

Grittan, Thomas 140, 141, 143 

Grittman, Thomas i 167 

Grissel, Thomas 42 

Hagewout, John 85 

Haight, Jacob ■ 393, 393 

Hall, John. . .175, 176, 200, 363, 267, 269, 270, 271, 275, 333, 473, 475, 478 

Hall, Joseph, Jr 11 5 

Hallsted, Joseph • - ,97 

Halstead, Jonas ■, 172 

Halstead, Joseph 353, 333 

Halstead, Lawrence 2()5 

Halstead, Timothy 4'j ) 

Halsted, Timothy 15, 143 

Harmonson, Hendrick 181 

Haviland, Benjamin , • - 16j 



540 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Hazard, James 240 

Heaviland, John 75 

Heble, Thomas 33 

Hegermau, Adrian 409 

Hegerman, Cornelius , 356 

Hegerman, Jacobus .'.. 3(37, 360, 370 

Hegerman, Peteres 409 

Hegiman, Elbert 457, 459, 463 

Hendriokson, Isaac 366 

Hendrickson, Harman 134, 137, 143, 169, 303, 304 

Hendrickson, Harman J 84 

Hendrickson, Hendrick 92, 131, 169, 366, 478 

Hendrickson, Henry 133, 134, 135, 154 

Hendrickson, John 84, 133, 169 

Hendriokson, Thomas. 92, 130, 131, 133, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 141 
143, 154, 167, 366, 398, 399, 300, 301, 303, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308 

Hendrickson, Thomas, Jr 303 

Heulitt, Daniel 79 

Heulitt, George 4, 5, 53, 75, 130, 130, 131, 133, 158, 162 

Heulitt, Hannah 130, 131, 133 

Heulitt, John 4, 5 

Hewlett, Benjamin ' 340, 341, 474, 475, 476, 478 

Hewlett, Captain 316 

Hewlett, Daniel 273 

Hewlett, George 202, 430 

Hewlett, George, Jr 201 

Hewlett, James 376 

Hewlett, Lewis. . , 437 

Hewlett, Bichard '. . 202, 316 

Hewlitt, John 245 

Hicks, Benjamin 255, 378, 392, 393, 341, 435 

Hicks, Behjamin (Capt.) 88, 90 

Hicks, Charles 458 

Hicks, Colonel 39, 40, 65, 364, 265 

Hicks, Deborah 47 

Hicks, Henry 356, 303 

Hicks, Isaac 8, 14, 64 69 

73, 74, 95, 96, 133, 133, 148, 153, 158, 173, 314, 337, 336, 384, 301 
303, 303, 312, 314, 341, 355, 359, 384, 417, 485, 488, 489, 491, 493 

Hicks, Isaac (Col.) 15, 16, 26, 35, 68, 69, 255 

Hicks, Jacob 377, 278 

Hicks, Jacob (Capt.) 840 

Hicks, Jacob, Jr ' 277 

Hicks, John 168, 377, 378, 393, 393, 356, 357, 358, 400, 401 



INDEX. 541 

■PAQ'E. 

Hiofcs, Joseph 165 

Hicks, Judge 41 

Hicks, Stephen 170 

Hicks, Thomas. 6,7, 8,10, 17,18, 43,47, 165, 235, 343, 343, 378, 379, 351, 435 

Hicks, Thomas, Jr 46, 135, 136, 318, 243 

Hicks, William. .'. 174 

Hinchman, Benjamin 449 

Hobard, Jeremiah 319 

Hobart, Jeremiah 319 

Hogaland, William 390 

Holdworth, Jonas 17, 18, 136, 137 

Holstead, Timothy 117 

Hoisted, Benjamin 117 

Hoisted, Jonas 23, 44 

Hoisted, Joseph 102, 107 

Hoisted, Timothy 5, 25, 36, 48, 44, 57, 58, 74 

Howell, John ; 179 

Hubbs, Bobert 389 

Hubs, Alexander , 7 

Hubs, Robert , 75, 407 

Huchings, William 97 

Huchins, Thomas : 97 

Hugins, , James. 181, 183 

Hulet, Daniel 373 

Hiilet, George 333 

Hulett, George 313, 330, 332 

Hulitt, Lewis 58, 53, .58, 97 

Hutchens, William , .432, 464, 493 

Hutchings, Jonathan : 206, 207 

Hutchings, Bobert ,.'. 306, 307, 337, 338, 339, 486 

Hutchings, William 333, 434, 488 

Hutchins, Amy 337, 328, 339 

Huthings, Bobert 173 

Inbe, Jonathan 141 

Ingram, William 343 

Inings, Joseph 187 

Inings, Joseph, Jr 186, 187, 188, 189 

Inings, Susannah 188, 189 

Ireland, Thomas ' 46 

Jackson, Colonel 41, 77 

Jackson, Emanuel , 340 

Jackson, Isaac 174 

Jackson, James. ...*.. .35, 65, 123, 197, 365, 309. 310, 311, 313, 341, 454 



542 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Jackson, John 6 

7, 8, S), 10, 20, 39, 81, 84, 87, 101, lOa, 103, 310, 318, 341, 419, 454 

Jackson, John, (Col) 6, 16, 26, 39, 68, 69, 73, 99, 104, 128 

Jackson, John, Jr 34, 39, 68, 69, 127; 139, 265 

Jackson, Eichard 303 

Jackson, Robert 387, 388 

Jackson, Samuel 71, 83, 93, 341 

Jarman, Isaac 115, 116, 118, 119, 139, 139, 153, 321 

Jeacocks, William 398 

Jecocks, David 4 

Jeoocks, Thomas 46 

Jecocks, William 297 

Jeninys, Joseph 187, 231 

Jenings, Joseph, ,Tr 186, 187, 188, 189 

Jenings, Susanah 188, 189 

Jenny, Robert, 241, 242, 257 

Johnson, Harman 85, 92, 131., 135, 136, 154 

Johnson, William 269 

Jones, David 145, 181, 186, 194, 197, 199, 301, 303, 431, 422 

Jones, William 143, 144, 145 

Jonson, Harman 184, 256, 266, 304, 307 

Jonson, Jacob ' 170 

Jonson, James 168 

Jonson, Stephen 97 

Jordan, .Tames 417 

Katoham, John 319 

Kehle, Thomas 33 

Kirk, William 403 

Kisham, Joseph 433, 434 

Kissam, Daniel 75 

213, 323, 330, 331, 332, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 463, 463 

Kissam, Elizabeth 463 

Kissam, Joseph 323, 333, 224, 335, 336, 339, 330, 331, 333, 434 

4fi5, 436, 437, 438, 441, 444, 450, 451, 453, 465, 468, 471, 483, 496 

Kroker, Samson 105 

Kurk, William 181 

Lambertson, Simon 84 

Lang, Nicholas 38 

Langdon, John 342 

Langdon, Joseph 97. 98, 335, 336, 343 

Langdon, Samuel 83, 97, 108, 266, 325, 320, 341 

Langdon, Samuel, Jr > 326, 470 

Langdon, Solomon : 266, 335, 326 

Langdon, Thomas 39, 65, 68, 89, 97, 107, 341 



INDEX. 543 

PAGE. 

Langdon, Widow 316 

Langdon, William , 97^ 34I, 341 

Latham, Amey 438, 439, 465 

Latham, Joseph 97, 102, 223, 293, 394 295, 431 

433, 483, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 4G4 

Latham, Joseph, Jr 443, 443, 444 

Latham, William 39,5 

435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 451, 452, 463, 464, 465 

Laton, John 270 

Laurance, Adam 230, 406 

Lawrence, Adam U)i 

Lawrence, William '. ,43 

Lee, John ,. . . n.o 

Lee, Thomas 65, 72, 79, 175, 176, 184, 266, 333, 395 

Lefferts. Leffert .' 269 

Legross, Philip 341, 342 

Legross, Samuel , 241 

Leister, Peter 407, 408, 409 

Leister, Sarah 409 

Lester, Benjamin. 208, 366, 369, 370, 271, 274, 275, 395, 473, 474, 475, 478 
Lester, Mordecai ./. 41 

48, 73, 100, 107, 114, 119, 129, 152, 153, 177, 309, 358, 366, 325, 341 

Lewes, Benjamin ,., 473 

Lewis, Thomas 171, 336 

Lidall, William , 431 

Lines, William 390 

Linninton, John. .'. ,- • • 3, 4, 266, 373, 373 

Lioyns, William ; 228 

Littlefield, Caleb ,. .-, ,36 

Loines, William , 214 

Loosee, John J.29 

Loosee, John, Jr 152, 161 

Losee, Abram '■ 167, 168 

Losee, Cornelius 266 

Losee, Simon 270 

Losey, Isaac l 366 

Losey, Simon 173, 332, 333, 334 

Loynes, William 347, ,430 

Lucas, Eldret 475, 478 

Ludlam, Henry 183 

Ludlow, George -. .■. 269 

Lueister, Peter 389, 391 

Lum, John 388 

Lynsad, Thomas 173 

Lyster, Peter. .'. 390 



544 INDEX. 

* 

PAGE. 

Mannering, Thomas 321 

Mapes, William , 384 

Martin, Major 284, 477 

Martin, Thomas 164, 304 

Marvin, Robert 93. 192, 195, 196, 198, 263, 267, 269, 477, 478 

Merven, Robert 261 

Mervin, Eobert 176, 177, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 259 

Mesleet, Eobert 38 

Messenger, John , 191, 418 

Minthorne, John : 348, 349 

Miiithorne, Richard : 348 

Mitchel, Jackamiah 190 

Mitchel, John 7, 245 

Mitchel, Eobert. .25, 84, 39, .57, 75, 82, 100, 101, 104, 105, 211,-212, 262, 357 

Mitchel, Thomas 36, 38, 49 

Mitchell, Robert 71; 77 

Mitchell, Robert, Jr 211 

Monfoort, Abram 391, 407 

Monfoort, Jacobas 391, 392, 393, 394 

Monfoort, John 391 

Monfoort, Margaret 390, 391, 407 

Monfoort, Teter 390 .391 

Monfoort, Sarah 390, 391 

Monfort, Abram 267, 388, 389, 390, 407 

Monfort, Elbert 482. 483, 484, 485 

Monfort, Jacobus * 408 

Monfort, John 889, 407 

Monfort, Margaret 407 

Monfort, Peter 407 

Monfort, Sarah 407 

Monfort, Susanna 482 

Montfort, Jacobus 263, 388, 389, 390 

Montfort, Margaret 388 

Montfort, Peter 388, 389 

Montfort, Sarah 388 

Morell, Caleb 474, 475 

Morrell, Caleb 206, 207, 423 

Morrell, John 465 

Morrill, Caleb 167, 271, 273 

Mott, Adam 8, 16, 17, 77 

97, 120, 127, 174, 246, 247, 248, 249, 271, 342, 367, 369, 370, 384 

Mott, Amos 403, 404, 405 

Mott, Charles 56, 57, 172, 173, 344 

245, 246, 247, 354, 355, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 376, 377, 382, 384 



INDEX. 545 

PAGE. 

Mott, Charles, Ji' 244, 245, 249, 350, 351, 253 

Mott, Deborah 249, 350, 251, 353 

Mott, Elizabeth 367, 369, 370 

Mott, Gersham gg, 173, 244 

Mott, Henj-y 124 

Mott, Isaac ' ; 175 

Mott, Jacob 174, 175, 262, 413 

Mott, Jesse 268, 270 

Mott, John. 3, 6, 15, 35, 34, 35, 39, 40, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 77, 79 
83, 83, 97, 114, 154, 156, 164, 262, 366, 378, 397, 298, 308, 309, 343 

Mott, John, Jr 33, 34, 71, 72, 88, 90 

Mott, Joseph 11, 20 21 

23, 33, 70, 173, 174, 176, 177, 215, 248, 349, 259, 260, 361, 263, 366 
367, 268, 369, 271, 287, 288, 389, 309, 331, 339, 340, 347, 370, 373 
375, 377, 379, 380, 381, 394, 395, 396, 412, 419, 473, 474, 475, 478 

Mott, Joseph, Jr 153, 247, 249, 35"), 251, 252, 253, 354 

Mott, Mioajah 269 

Mott, Patrick.. 175, 260, 262, 263, 266, 367, 275, 376, 377, 316, 335, 336 
Mott, Richard.. 320, 221, 369, 356, 358, 359, 367, 369, 375, 377, 378, 379 

Mott, Richbell 34, 75, 342, 389, 407, 490 

Mott, Samuel 164, 362 

Mott, William 75, 76 

Mountaniayes, Abram 90 

Moyles, William 68, 363 

Mudge, Coles 405 

Mudge, Jane 413, 414, 415 

Mudge. Jarvis : 69, 413, 414 

Mudge, Jarvis (Capt.) 69 

Mudge, Michael 356, 403; 404, 405 

Munfort, Peter 483, 484, 485 

Muntfort, Jacobus 173 

Muntf ort, Peter 482 

Muttee, Peter : 289 

Narins, John , 144 

Neall. Henry ; 61 

Nero, Thomas 53 

Niocols, William .^ 163 

Nicolds, William 434 

Nicoll, Francis 39, 117, 349 

Nicoll, William 41, 102, 347, 348, 249 

Nicols, Sarah 343, 344 

Niools, William 140, 141, 342, 343, 344 

Nile, Nathaniel.. 63 



546 INDEX. 

PAQE. 

Oakley, John ." 163 

Oakley, Nathaniel 267, 342 

Oakley, Thomas 300 

Oclee, Nathaniel 136 

Okely, Nathaniel .91, 92 

Okely, Thomas 9 

Okly, Nathaniel 79 

Oldfleld, Augustp .' 115, 181, 346 

Oldfield, Eiohard 132, 230 

Onderdanck, Andres 485, 486 

Onderdanok, Greetry 486 

Onderdonck, Adrian 105, 397, 398, 399 

Onderdonck, Andrews 435, 439, 444 

Onderdonck, Anne 422, 424, 485 

Onderdonck, Isaac -. 422, 423, 424, 425 

Onderdonk, Andreas 210, 386, 392 

Onderdonk, Andreas, Jr 473 

Onderdonk, Andries, Jr 210 

Onderdonk, Andrus 39, 71, 97 

Onderdonk, Andrews 441 

Onderdonk, Hendrick 90, 276 

Onderdonk, Henry 133, 140 

Osband, Eiohard 317 

Osborn, Bichaid 72, 73 

Outer, Hendrick 215 

Pap, William 45 

Parsal, Sarah 44 

Parsall, Henry 273 

Parsall, Thomas 128, 413, 417 

Pearce, Joseph 107 

Pearsall, Daniel 30, 105, 115, 204, 206, 362, 341, 473 

Pearsall, Elizabeth ,145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152 

Pearsall, Freelove 379 

Pearsall, George ! 138, 184, 341 

Pearsall, Hannah 379 

Pearsall, Henry 105, 161, 304, 272, 290, 341 

Pearsall, Hezekiah 167, 240 

Pearsall, James 241 

Pearsall, John 29, 118, 262 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 9, 10, 105, 181, 184, 294, 436, 437 

Pearsall, Samuel 146, 147, 166, 263, 267, 379 

Pearsall, Thomas 77, 78, 103, 146 

147, 148, 184, 214, 330, 331, 347, 341, 367, 370, 377, 379, 403, 404 
Pearsall, Thomas, Jr. . . .393, 294, 310, 370, 373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 379 



INDEX. , 547 

PAGE. 

Peat, Mary 95 

Peat, Thomas , 123 

Peat, "William 93, 94, 95, 233, 333 

Peirce, Joseph 335 

Perhamua, Piatt 477 

Peters, Charles 120, 121, 132, IGG, 411, 420 

Peters, Doctor 138, 389 

Peters, Edward 430 

PeterR, George 289 

Peters, John, Jr 389 

Peters, Valentine H..163, 303, 308, 209, 341, 368, 371, 373, 375, 376, 277 
380, 399, 317, 413, 415, 417, 418, 419, 430, 423, 435, 439, 431, 433 
435, 439, 441, 444, 446, 449, 4dO', 453, 456, 458, 461, 463, 465, 468 
471, 473, 473, 474, 475; 476, 477, 478, 483, 485, 489, 491, 493, 496 

Peterson, Jacob 90, i)l, 366 

Peterson Jacobus 413 

Petors, Mary 130, 121, 132 

Pettet, Joseph , Jr 130 

Pettit, Isaac 355 

Pettit, John \ 366 

Pettit, Joseph.. 4, 34, 44, 45, 46, 49, 61, 74, 120, 143, 255, 265, 398, 341 

Pine, Benjamin 166, 167 

Pine, Daniel 73, 115, 116, 334, 479, 480 

Pine, Hannah 31 

Pine, James 13, 29, 30 

31, 65, 128, 155, 281, 266, 287, 323, 324, 332, 333, 334, 372, 400, 401 

Pine, James, Jr 79, 366, 333, 324 

Pine, John , 83, 244, 250, 262, 477 

Pine, Nathaniel ■ , 324 

Pine, Rachel 245 

Pine, Samuel 78, 245, 384 

Pine, William 79, 333, 324, 341 

Place, Aaron ; 439, 431 

Place, Martha 431 

Piatt, Epenetus '. 239 

Piatt, Joseph 337 

Piatt, Uriah 380, 381, 386, 333 

Polehamus, Cornelius 433 

Polhemas, Cornelius 104, 105, 350, 353, 353, 354, 255 

Polhemas, Susanna 353, 353, 254, 355 

Pool, Percy 164 

Post, Edmund >■'. 345 

Post, Henry 355, 370 

Post, John 170, 214, 395, 396 



548 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Post, Richard 270, 271, 347, 395, 473, 474 

Post, Richard, Jr 363, 364 

Post, Samuel 270 

Potte, John 62 

Powel, Mary 4, 13, 414, 415 

Powel, Waite 413, 414, 415 

Powell, .Toseph 205 

Powell, Mary : 415 

Powell, Stephen ~. 305 

Powell, Waite 415 

Prince, Robert 101 

Prince, Samuel 165, 478 

Prior, Thomas 270 

Pudinton, Sarah 43 

Pudney, John 418 

Pulhamus, Cornelius 97 

Purdy, Samuel 60 

Rainer, John 366 

Rainer, Samuel 366, 342 

Ramson, Elizabeth 85 

Ramson, Hendrick 97 

Ramson, Ram 95, 96, 97, 171, 266, 482, 483, 484, 485, 493 

Ramson, Widow 93 

Raymond, J 51 

Raymond, Sarah - . 51 

Raymor, Joseph 50, 494 

Raynor, Samuel 494 

Reyerse, Cornelius 397, 398, 399 

Reyerson, Martin : 399 

Reynolds, George , 183, 183 

Reyyerse, Cornelius 85 

Rhoades, Daniel 276 

Rhoads, Richard 340 

Rhoads, Timothy : 171 

Riason, George 398, 299 

Rider, John .' 15 

Rider, Robert 101 

Ridway, John 381 

Rimond, Widow 37 

Road, Henry 171 

Road, Timothy 171 

Kobbins, Jeremiah 436 

Robbins, John 436 

Robins, Josias 40 



INDEX. 549 

PAGE. 

Robinson, John 352, 354, 370, 371, 375, 37G 

Eobinson, John, Jr 853, 371, 376 

Robinson, Joseph 358, 371, 376 

Robison, Jean .' 56, 57, 58 

Robison, Jean, Jr 56, 57, 58 

Robison, John 56, 57, 58 

Robison, Joseph 56, 57, 58 

Robison, Rebecca 56, 57, 58 

Rodman, John 37 

Roe, John 303 

Rogers, Obediah 177, 178, 179 

Rogers, William 178 

Rouland, Jonathan 98 

Rowland, John 411 

Rowland, Jonathan 259, 360, 261 , 262, 266 

Rushmore, Elizabeth 246 

Rushmore, Thomas 157 

Rashmour, John • 339 

Rusmore, John 309, 395 

Ryder, Hugh 168 

Ryersee, Cornelius * 159 

Safford, John 13 

Sainor, William 63 

Sands, Edward 62, 63, 359, 360, 361, 862, 444, 445, 446 

Sands, James. . . .' 36, 37, 38, 44^ 45, 49, 51, 62 

Sands, J ames, Jr 45 

Sands, John 36, 37, 38, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54 

55, 58, 59, 61; 63, 63, 96, 343, 350, 359, 360, 361, 363, 444, 445, 446 

Sands, John (Capt.) 43, 44, 48, 322 

Sands, John, Jr 51, 63, 63 

Sands, Nathaniel 84, 133, 359, 444, 445, 446 

Sands, Samuel 37, 97, 360, 445 

Sands, Sarah 49, 57 

Sayre, Joseph 179 

Soank, Ruliff 363, 370 

Schank, Minard 261 

Sohidmore, Joseph , 412 

Scidmore, Joseph. 363 

Scidmor, Samuel 130 

Scott, Joseph . ._ 46 

Seabre, Samuel 175 

Seabury, Mr .'309 

Seaman, Absolom 240 

Seaman, Benjamin 311, 341, 395, 466, 467, 468 



550 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Seaman, Caleb 209, 210 

Seaman, Caleb, Jr '. 209, 210 

Seaman, David.. 295, 364, 366, 368, 370, 375, 379, 381, 382, 409, 415, 429 

Seaman, Elizabeth : 466, 467, 468 

Seaman, Giles 330, 231 

Seaman, Henry 171, 341 

Seaman, Hioks 170, 262 

Seaman, Jacob 370, 271, 272, 341, 473 

Seaman, James 55, 83, 164, 341 

Seaman, Jane .' 311 

Seaman, John : 48, 49, 54, 126, 267, 269, 337, 338, 339 

Seaman, John, (Capt. ) 53 

Seaman, Jonathan , 232 

Seaman, Joyles 329 

Seaman, Letitia 329, 331 

Seaman, Nathaniel 151, 166, 187, 348, 395, 426 

Seaman, Nathaniel, Jr 214, 347, 395, 396, 420 

Seaman, Nehemiah '. 208 

Seaman, Eachel, Jr 151 

Seaman, Richard .55, 176, 193, 294, 206, 291, 341 

Seaman, Samuel . . . * '. 106, 341, 347, 348, 395 

Seaman, Solomon 44, 47, 48, 315, 262 

263, 369, 270, 371, 339, 340, 347, 348, 394. 395, 396, 418, 419, 473 

Seaman, Solomon, Jr 207, 269 

Seaman, Thomas 20, 166, 170, 395 

Seaman, Thomas, Jr 170 

Seaman, William 305 

Seaman, Williams 374, 375, 435, 426, 427, 428 

Seaman, Zebulon 356, 374, 275 

Searing, Daniel 170,376,388,289 

Searing, Jacob '. . .» 376 

Searing, James. 6, 15, 35, 37, 38, 39, 30,31, 32,33, 65,122, 264, 265, 367, 454 
Searing, John 11, 13, 13, 14, 37, 28* 

29, 33, 33, 99, 170, 193, 193, 276, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392. 400, 454 

Searing, John, Jr 286 

Searing, Jonathan 37, 38, 29, 30, 31, 33, 33, 83, 376, 287 

Searing, Samuel 37, 38, 29, 376, 288, 475, 478 

Searing, Simon 27, 38, 29, 33, 33, 453, 455, 456 

Searle, Eiehard 68 

Seieells, Mr 49 

Seley, Daniel ' : 165 

Seman, Benjamin 16,30,23, 40 

54, 55, 65, 83, 89, 104, 347, 351, 353, 353, 371, 376, 436, 466, 467, 468 
Seman, Beniamin, Jr 34, 35, 55, 65, 265, 341 



INDEX. 551 

PAGE. 

Seman, Jacob 474, 475, 478 

Seman, James 474, 475 

Seman, Kiohard 469 

Seman, Eobert 425, 426, 427, 428 

Seman, Solomon 474, 475 

Sering, John 153, 154 

Shadbolt, Embree 163 

Shadbolt, Morris 163 

Shadbolt, Eobert 162, 163 

Shaw, Henry , 241 

Shaw, Jonathan 256 

Shaw, William 240 

Simson, John 43 

Skidmore, Justice 298 

Smith, Abel 34, 40, 52, 53 

62, 65, 122, 162, 211, 212, 213, 214, 265, 279, 286, 287, 288, 289, 341 

Smith, Abel, Jr 413, 414 

Smith, Abraham, 41, 42 

Smith, Amos 191 

Smith, Benjamin 62, 79, 80, 86, 87, 171, 333, 395, 471, 472, 473 

Smith, Benjamin, (Oapt.) ' 268 

Smith, Benjamin, (Bock) 366 

Smith, Captain 171 

Smith, Catherine 181 

Smith, Daniel 115 

Smith, David 179, 180, 181 

Smith, Deborah 311, 313, 314 

Smith, Esther 189, 191, 315 

Smith, Gersham 115, 309 

Smith, Hannah /. 115 

Smith, Henry 174, 199, 344, 406 

Smith, Herekiah 205 

Smith, Hester 217 

Smith, Isaac 6, 15, 19, 25, 33 

33, 34, 39, 67, 73, 77, 99, 171, 180, 265, 370, 417, 418, 421, 433, 434 
Smith, Jacob.... 77, 82, 88, 89, 90, lOO, 107, 118, 119, 127, 153, 154, 156 

177, 197, 208, 358, 359, 260, 261, 263, 266, 268, 370, 271, 272, 273 

274, 375, 314, 315, 316, 341, 401, 469, 473, 474, 475, 477, 481, 482 

Smith, Jacob, Jr 197 

Smith, James 98 

105, 108, 109, 112, 306, 380, 281, 282, 383, 384, 285, 335, 433, 478 

Smith, James (Judge) 366 

Smith, Jean (Widow). 16, 115 

Smith, Jeremiah 335, 336, 337 



552 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Smith, Jeremiah (Capt.) 99, 108, 112 

Smith, Jme 82 

Smith, John 9, 13, 13, 14, 17, 44, 85, 105, 136, 137, 138, 136, 150 

170, 171, 177, 339, 241, 359, 361, 363, 367, 369, , 380, 400, 477,' 478 

Smith, John (Eock) 139, 190, 433 

Smith, John, Jr. (Rook) 8 

Smith, Jonas. '. 335, 336, 337 

Smith, Jonathan 5, 9, 10, 80, 87, 96, 346, 249, 355 

321, 338, 342, 353, 364, 365, 366, 373, 377, 383, 383, 384, 411, 430 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr '. 9, 10, 61, 79 

Smith, Jonathan (Black) 364, 477 

Smith, Jonathan (Eock) 167, 170, 395 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr (Eock) 167 

Smith, Joseph 10, 49, 115, 177, 359, 381, 383, 300, 301 

Smith, Josias ■ 421 

Smith, Little 79 

Smith, Mary 108, 109, 112, 113, 114, 280, 283 

Smith, Micah 163 

163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177 
179, 180, 181, 183, 186, 189, 191, 194, 197, 198, 199, 301, 303 
204, 208, 218, 219, 220, 331, 337, 338, 331, 334, 336, 340, 343, 245 
347, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 261, 262, 263, 264 
265, 267, 268, 369, 370, 371, 272, 274, ,879, ' 383, 286, 289,, 293, 297 
303, 306,. 308, 309, 316, 321, 322, 334, 325, 327, 329, 332, 334, 337 
339, 344, 346, 348, 349, 351, 366, 370, 379, 387, 888, 393, 394, 395 
400, 401, 405, 406, 409, 410, 411, 412, 417, 418, 431, 469, 473, 474 

Smith, Michael 129, 153 

Smith, Nathan 136 

Smith, Peter . ..83, 116, 189, 190, 191, 305, 215, 316, 317, 218, 344, 346 
Smith,Peter, Jr. 168, 189, 190, 191, 215, 216, 217, 239, 330, 341, 343, 345, 346 

Smith, Phebe 334,' 411 

Smith, Phillip : 105 

Smith, Eichard 74, 173, 305 

Smith, Eath 288, 289 

Smith, Samuel 89, 171, 179, 195, 198, 449 

Smith, Samuel (Rock) 256 

Smith, Silas 116, 155, &51, 353, 363, 363, 367, 369, 370 

Smith, Stephen 241 

Smith, Thomas .44, 113, 113, 114 

Smith, Timothy '. ■ 115 

141, 389, 369, 270, 271, 276, 409, 410, 411, 431, '471, 473, 474, 475 

Smith, William 8, 9, 18, 135, 130, 171, 311, 473, 474, 475, 478 

Snedeoor, Garit 98, 99, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 113 

Snedeoor, Teumos 98 



INDEX. 553 

PAGE. 

Snedecor, Theodorua 98 

Southard, Abraham ^(i6, 494, 496 

Southard, Isaac 119 

Southard, John 97, 167 

Southard, Joseph 39i5 

Sojithard, Joseph, Jr 356 

Southard, Samuel 341, 366, 372, 273, Sdn, 477, 494 

Southard, Thomas •. 472 

Southward, Abraham . 34 

Southward, Isaac , 24 

Southward, John 34 

Southward, Thomas 33, 24 

Spracr, Edward 395 

Sprag, William ' 174 

Spr,iugsteen, Jost 97 

Starkins, Joseph 347 

Statham, Thomas 41, 43 

Stepheson, Thomas 77 

Stevens, John 169 

Stevenson; Thomas 419 

StJiwel, Nicholas 338 

Stites, John 469 

Stites, Richard 60, 61 

Stites, William 189, 338 

Stits, William 83, 341 

btringham, Anne 316 

Strihgham, Elizabeth 316 

Stringham, James 316 

Stringham, Peter 315 

Stringham, Samuel 216 

Stringham, Thomas 316, 239 

Stringham, William ' 316 

Sutton, Joseph 457 

Sutton, Joseph, Jr 459, 460, 461, 463 

Sutton, Mary 46(», 461 

Sutton, Robert ' 175, 177, 358, 359, 361, 483 

Sweeting, John 234 

Syren, John 156 

Talman, John 100, 111, 112, 114, 135, 136, 138, 141, 143 

Temple, T 431 

Terry, Thomas 61 

Tewe, John 43 

Thickstone, William 398 

Thirstan, Thomas 337 



554 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Thomas, John. 478, 479, 480, 481, 483 

Thorne, John 243 

Thorne, Joseph 8 

25, 97, 319, 330, 324, 233, 234, 258, 357, 446, 453, 453, 456, 473 

'i home, Joseph (Capt.) 99, 100, 107, 118 

Thorne, Pichard 151, 154, 156, 369, 370, 373, 373, 334, 362, 387 

Thorne, Thomas ; 439 

Thurston,- Joseph 115, 175, 331, 356, 450 

Thurston, Samuel 488 

Thuston, John 357 

Titas, Jacob 314, 395, 396 

Titas, John 187, 318, 395, 396 

Titas, Peter 177, 272, 296, 318, 340, 375 

Titas, Peter, Jr 214, 395, 396 

Titas, Richard 314, 361, 411, 413 

Titas, Eobert 214, 357, 395 

Titas, Samuel 189, 314, 373, 341, 395 

Titas, Silas 189, 341, 347 

Titas, "William 314, 347, 395, 396 

Titos, Edmond 80, 81 

Titos, John 14-8 

Titos, Peter 34, 80, 81, 100, 107, 138, 139, 139 

Tittas, Eichard 363 

Titus, Abiel 219 

Titus, Edmund 231 

Titus, Peter 308, 309, 329, 340, 341, 273, 398. 399, 317, 430, 456 

Titus, Peter, Jr 338 

Titus, Richard , . 456 

Titus,- Timothy 389 

Titus, Samuel ..373, 376 

Titus, William . . . .■ 477, 478 

Toffee, John 446, 466, 467 

Toffey, John 466, 407 

Toten, William 165 

Totten, Peter 119, 130 

Totten, Eichard 317 

Totten, Richard, Jr 317 

Totten, Samuel 119, 365, 395 

Totten, William 317 

Townsad, Daniel 14 

Townsend James ^ 99 

Townsend, John 366, 268, 396, 397, 309, 395, 430, 468, 469, 477 

Townsend, Nathaniel 429 

Townsend, Nathaniel, Jr 397 



INDEX. 555 

PAGE. 

Townaend, Eichard 396, 430 

Townsend, Eichard, Jr 297 

Townsend, Salveiias 174, 404 

Townsend, Silvanus 477 

Townsend, Thomas ,. . . . . 143, 144, 146, 150, 295, 396, 297 

Townsend, Timothy '. 168, 477 

Treadwell, Benjamin 76 

Treadwell, Colonel 257, 259, 261 , 270, 273, 274 

Treadwell, John 75, 76, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 97, 98 

99, 102, 104, 125, 128, 129, 152, 153^ 155, 259, 260, 361, 372, 341 

Treadwell, John (Capt.) 127 

Treadwell, John (Ool.) 84 

100, 103, 107, 114, 120, 134, 155, 159, 160, 171, 437 

Treadwell, John, Jr 100, 107, 153, 453, 455 

Treadwell, John (Lieut.) 118, 119 

Treadwell, Phebe t 333 

Treadwell, Thomas 8 .' 337, 340 

Tredwell, Benjamin 75, 333, 449\ 450, 481, 483 

Tred well. Colonel 139, 156 

Tredwell, Edward 18, 125 

Tredwell, John 6, 7, 8, 24, 25, 32, 34, 39 

44, 64, 67, 71, 78, 79, 80, 83, 85, 88, 93, 154, 177, 273, 449, 450, 461 

Tred.well, John (Capt.) 5, 15, 25, 26, 35, 78 

Tredwell, Justice 40, 41. 77 

Tredwell, Major 474 

Tredwell, Margaret , . . . .^478, 479,, 480, 481. 483 

Tredwell, Samuel. .^ .478, 479 

Tredwell, Sarah 18, 135, 126 

Tredwell, Thomas 468, 469, 470, 474, 475, 478, 480,, 481, 483 

Tredwell, Thomas (Capt.) • 15 

Underhill, Benjamin 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151 

Underhi 11, Isaac • 379 

Underhill, Jacob 369 

Underhill, John . 38 

Underhill, Samuel ' 69, 203, 295 

Vail, Benjamin 266 

Vail, Ephraim 166 

Vail, Jacob 214, 269, 370, 271, 273 

Vail, Joab 266 

Vail, Job 175 

Vail, John 371 

Vail, Jonathan 366, 371, 473 

Vail, Nathan 266 



556 INDEX. 

. . PAGE. 

Vail, Obediah 214 

Vail, Obediah, Jr ' 360, 366 

Vail, Richard 314 

Valentine, Beniamin, Jr 163 

Valentine, Ephraim 412, 420 

Valentine, Henry 276, 430 

Valentine, Jacob 369, 270, 271, 876, 420 

Valentine, James . . .-, 345 

Valentine, Joab '. 366 

Valentine, John 271 

Valentine, Jonah 276 

Valentine, Obediah 436 

Valentine, Oberliah, Jr 150, 360, 266 

Valentine, Phillip 245 

Valentine, Richard 476 

Valentine, Thomas 143, 144 

Valentine, William '..\ 148, 144 

Vallantine, Ephraim 366, 398, 333, 340 

Vallantine, JSphraim, Jr . . ; 295, 396, 397 

Vallantine, Jacob 366 

Vallantine, Jonathan 317, 345, 266, 270, 387 

Vallantine, Obediah 365, 341, 355, 366 

Vallantine, Richard 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 330, 388 

Vallantine, Richard, Jr 310, 311, 316, 317, 318, 319, 330, 331, 404 

Vallantine, William 181 

Vallentine, Jacob 314 

Valleutine, Joseph ; 356 

ValUntine, Benjamin 116, 119, 366 

Vallintine, Ephraim 30, 116 

Vallintine, Nathan 116, 366 

Vallintine, Obediah 32, 3i», 137, 138, 129, 144, 314 

Vallintine, Richard 78, 103, 116, 117, 128, 314, 245, 321 

Vanderwater, Peter 275 

Van Pe Water, Peter 301 

Van Golder, Hannah 838 

Van Norstran, Aaron 84 

Van Nortstrant, Jacob 85 

Van Nost, Frederick 473 

Van Nostont, Frederick 4*74 

Van Nostran, Aaron 355 

Van Nostrand, Aaron 413 

Van Nostrandt, Barent 315 

Van Ortatrunt, Albert 85 

Vanosten, Frederick 356 



INDEX. 557 

PAGE. 

Van Ostrandt, Jacob 311 

Vanostrentf Aaron 430 

Variostrent, John 430 

Van Vouras, William 168 

Van Wick, Rarent 167, 170, 193, 193, 194, 308 

Van Wick, Cornelius ' , S3, 88, 170, 356, 358, 359 

Van Wick, Hannah ' 194, 356, 3S8, 359 

Van Wick, Theodorus 358, 391 

Van Wick, Thomas 167 

Van Wyck, Barns 93 

Van Wyck, Cornelius 118, 197, 482, 483, 484, 485- 

Van Wyck, Justis 36, 39, 81, 174 

Van Wyck, Margaret 456, 457, 458 

Van Wyck, Theodorus ........' 456, 457, 458, 459, 462, 463 

Van Wycke, Theodorus .• 58, 68, 69, 75 

Wallantine, Bichard 184 

Wallas, Thomas '. 376 

Wallioe, Thomas 371 

Walters, Thomas .' 235 

Washborn,.Hoi)e. 120, 123 

Washborn, William ' '. .'. 133 

Waters, Thomas 325, 419 

Wells, Phillip ". 350 

Weltsee, Marten 105 

Whaleey, John .431 

Wharton, Phillip 61 

Whelpley, Henry. :., ^ . 16, 17, 136, 127 

Whitehead, Benjamin , 227 

Whitehead, Daniel 235, 822, 323, 328 

Whitehead, Jonathan 120 

121, 122, 234, 325, 230. 227, 234, 335, 336, 351, 458, 486 

Whitehead, Sarah 235, 226, 227 

Whitehead, Thomas 90, 91, 92, 134, 337, 338, 339, 417 

Whithed, Daniel (Capt.) .,...' 10 

Whorton, Phillip , 49, 50 

Wiokes, John 219 

Wiggens, John 449 

Wiggens, Richard 289 

Wiggins, Benjamin 344, 345, 346 

Wiggins, Catharine 134 

Wiggins, Josias 299, 300, 301 

Wiggins, Eaohel 344, 345, 346 

Wiggins, Eebecca 299, 300, 301 

Wiggins, William 301 



558 ' INDEX. 

PAflE. 

Wilkie, Thomas 491 

Willet, John. ......; 337 

Williame&; John 420 

Williams, Elizabeth 292, 293 

Williams, Jeremiah 103, 300 

303, 240, 314, 816, 351, 353, 353, 854,, 355, 363, 363, 364, 365, 366 

368, 370, 371, 373, 373, 374, 375, 376, 877, 379, 880, 881, 3H3, 404 

Williams, John .20, 21, 22, 23, 42, 208, 309, 329 

240, 241, 275, 276, 277, 291, 298, 299, 317, 395, 400, 420, 474, 475 

Williams, Joseph , ... 75, 98, 182, 213, 359 

Williams, Mary 875 

Williams, Biohard. . . .31, 164, 370, 371, 376, 289, 290, 391, 393, 293, 478 

Williams, Robert 68, 108, 274, 375 

Williams, Samuel 6, 15, 20, 35, 34, 89, 70, 71, 77, 82, 90, 93, 841 

Williams, Sarah 292, 293 

Williams, Thomas 30, 31, 22, 39, 68, 69, 70, 82, 83, 88, 89, 90 

116, 129, 139, 153, 164, 175, 176, 206, 387, 289, 290, 291, 292, 398 

Willis, Prj' 201 

Willis, Henry 186, 200, 314 

Willis, Jacob 148, 300, 201, 395 

Willis, Jacob, Jr ■ 395 

Willis, John.. 300, 301, 214, 360,275, 276,289, 895,396, 403,436, 427, 476 

Willis, Mary 186, 402 

Willis, Richard _ 214, 395 

Willis, Samuel '. 194 

199, 202, 308, 214, 272, 273, 289, 398, 294, 366, 375, 381, 387, 391 

893, 402, 405, 426, 427, 439, 441, 444, 453, 465,' 475, 484, 485, 494 

Willis, Samuel, Jr 214 

Willis, Silas.... 214, 395 

Wiiris, William 14, 16, 36, 29, 31, 34, 35, 39, 40, 65, 68, 69, 70 

75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 8.6, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 97 

98, 99, 101, 103, 103, 104, 117, 133, 124, 135, 127, 128, 129, 153, 153 

155, 159, 160, 186, 187, 188, 199', 201, 202, 203, 314, 318, 365, 310 

312, 818, 314, 340, 855, 366, 895, 402, 425, 437, 428, 429, 456, 485 

Willis, William, Jr 31, 200, 201, 818 

Willitts, Thomas 359 

Willsee, Cornelius gg^ 113 

Willsee, Morta ; ' 6, 15, 35, 84 

Willsey, Martine [ . . 283, 385 

Wilsey, Martine [ 259, 266, 284, 286 

Wiltse, Cornelius 105, 109, 114, 337, 399 

Wiltse, Martine 105, 237, 238, 289, 2iO, 897, 898, 899 

Wolley, John T 351 

Wood, Daniel 31,5, 335, 336 



INDEX. 559 

PAGB. 

Wood, Edmund 218 

Wood, Epenetus ' 33 

Wood, James ! 70, 73, 104, Sbo 

Wood, Jeremiah 70, 106, 167, 177, 178, 265, 315, 337, 338, 339, i06 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr 4U6 

Wood, John 208, 276, 431, 433 

Wood, Jonah 3*<7, 388 

Wood, Jonas 117,218,219,333 

Wood, Joseph 72, 220, 221 

. Wood, Samuel 241 

Woolley, John 41 

Worton, Phillip 40 

Wright, Dennis 456 

Wright, John. .'. 175 

Wright, Joseph 155 

Wright, Nicols 170 

Wright, William 175 

Yong, John 124 

Young, John 233, 234 

Youngs, Alexander , 314, 353 

Youngs, Lander .. . . I 270