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Full text of "Huntington Town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y."

Town Clerk's Certificate, 



I hereby certify that I have compared, or caused to be 
compared, this printed vohime with the original manu- 
script records in my office, and that I beheve the same is 
a correct and exact copy oi said original records, "errata" 
excepted. 

Brewster G. Sammis, 

Town Clerk. 

March 8, 1887. 



J i 



PREFACE. 



The Committee appointed by Resolution, passed at a 
town meeting in Huntington, April 7, 1885, began the 
performance of their duties by selecting records and hav- 
ing them copied for printing ; but owing to the death of 
Henry J. Scudder and the resignation of Jarvis R. Rolph, 
Stephen W. Gaines alone remained of the Committee at 
the end of the year. Mr. Gaines, in his report made at the 
annual town meeting in Huntington, 1886, says: "Many of 
"these (oldest records) were found to be defaced by time 
"and handling, with peculiarities of writing and spelling, 
"requiring careful copying before being in a condition for 
"classification or printing. For this purpose Miss Naomi 
"L. Street has been employed by the Committee, and has 
"very satisfactoril}^ deciphered and copied manuscripts 
"covering a period from the first settlement of the town, 
"in 1653, to 1700." Mr. Gaines also resigned, as he stated, 
for the want of time necessary for the performance of the 
duties required. 

The Town of Babylon having formed a part of the old 
Town of Huntington until the passage of the Act in 1872 
creating it a separate town, and its people having a mutual 
interest with the people of Huntington in the printing and 
preservation of the records, the representatives of both 
towns decided to join in the common purpose and share 
the expenses of the publication. 

At a joint meeting of the Committee representing Hun- 
tington, and George A. Hooper, Supervisor, representing 
Babvlon, it was agreed that the first volume should con- 
tain the records relating to the territory within the present 



viii PREFACE. 

boundaries of the Town of Babylon as well as Huntington, 
and that the expense of printing the same should be borne, 
two thirds by Huntington and one third by Babylon. 

The book has been edited by Charles R. Street under 
the superyision of the Committee. 

The original spelling, capitalization and punctuation 
haye been followed, and all the papers haye been prepared 
for the press with great care to make them correct and 
exact copies of the original records. 

Thomas Young ) ^ 

Charles R. Street [ ^ Comnnttee 

N. S. ACKERLY f ^'''''' 'f Hunttngton. 

Geo. a. Hooper, Supervisor of Babylon. 



INTKODUCTION. 



This volume covers the records of the town of Hunting, 
ton from its first settlement, 1653, to 1688. Pursuant to the 
plan of the work, every material paper is printed in the 
order of its date regardless of the source whence it is taken, 
under a brief head line, and ends with a reference to the 
volume and page of the record or the file of papers where 
it is found. 

Originally these oldest records were in thin unbound 
volumes, in paste-board covers. The entries were made 
by the Recorders or Town Clerks promiscuously, with little 
regard to the subject matter or the order of date ; but at 
the revision of the records, made by authority of the Board 
of Trustees in 1873, these old paste-board covered books 
were grouped together and bound in volumes, and were 
entitled "Court Records," "Town Meetings," "Deeds," &c., 
according to the general subject matter of their contents, 
but their titles are often misleading, as they still remain 
a mixtui"e of all kinds of records with little order as to 
dates. There is also a mass of loose papers dating back to 
this early period which have survived the ravages of time. 
AH these old records are so worn and defaced, and written 
in such ancient and peculiar chirography, that it became 
necessary to copy them for the hand of the printer, retain- 
ing m all cases the ancient spelling, capitalization and 
peculiarities of letter and form — a work of mpcb difficulty 
and magnitude. r 

Out of this chaos of ancient m-anuscript — a dead letter to 
all not experienced in deciphering it — an orderly and chron- 
ologically arranged record of the doings of the people of 



X INTRODUCTION. 

the town at this early period is now for the first time pro- 
duced, with an index pointing to the page where any given 
subject may be found. Some foot notes, explanatory of 
events disclosed in the records, have been added by me 
with the sanction of the Committee. It is highly probable 
that some inaccuracies may have crept into these notes, but 
where not quite certain as to the facts, the statements are 
made in guarded or qualified terms. 

This book contains all the Indian deeds, all the grants 
and patents from Colonial Governors, all the town meetings 
and grants of land by town meetings, and all deeds and 
miscellaneous records, to the date of the last paper printed. 
It ends not far from where the proceedings of the trustees 
of the town begin, no trustees having existed until the grant 
of the Dongan Charter of 1688. A few wills and inven- 
tories of estates appear, chiefly before 1665. After the 
latter date, and down to the close of the Revolutionary war, 
they were required by law to be proved and recorded else- 
where. 

This first volume em.braces what may be termed the 
foundation histor}- of the town. It tells us of the pioneers 
who first settled Huntington, where they first located and 
established their homes ; how they acquired title to their 
lands ; their treaties and agreements with the Indians ; 
what tribes of Indians they found here, and of the territory 
occupied by these tribes. It tells us when and where the 
early settlers founded churches and schools, built mills 
for grinding their corn, and forts and watch-houses for de- 
fence ; of their military system, of " train bands " for mutual 
protection ; their long and bitter contests with rival com- 
munities to maintain the boundaries of their town ; their 
method oi land divisions ; their persistent hostility to the 
Dutch GovVrnment of New Netherlands, and their friend- 
ship for the New England Colonies ; the laws and regula- 
tions they made at town meetings ; and it unfolds to us a 
view of the social, political, religious and inner life of our 



INTRODUCTION. xi 

ancestors at this remote period, which cannot be otherwise 
than useful and interesting to all, both in a utilitarian and 
a historical point of view, and especially so to the citizens 
of the towns of Huntington and Babylon. 

Aside from Indian deeds, there are no records in the 
Clerk's office of earlier date than 1657, and the records 
from 1657 to 1660 are confined mostly to a few minutes of 
civil and criminal trials. The first record of a town meeting, 
now found, is dated 1659, six years after white men were 
here purchasing land from the Indians. It is fair to assume 
that many of the earliest records of town meetings and of 
other events have been lost. They were probably kept 
on loose papers, not recorded in any book, and have gradu- 
ally disappeared. Many papers bound together survive ; 
single papers perish, — exemplifying the truth of ^filsop's 
fable of the bundle of sticks. An opinion prev- ails that some 
of the events at the time of the first settlement were re- 
corded in New Haven, Hartford, Branford or other old 
towns in New England, as the pioneers considered them- 
selves within the jurisdiction of Connecticut. A corres- 
pondence, however, with those who have the custody of the 
records of these towns, has so far brought nothing very 
material to light, but I cannot help believing that a more 
thorough search might be successful. With the exception 
of the first seven years of the town's history, the records 
are very continuous to the period when this book ends. 
The absejice of the first records of the settlement is to be 
much regretted. 

The first settlers of Huntington were chiefly Englishmen, 
and they nearly all had sojourned for a time before com- 
ing here at one or other of the settlements in New England, 
and some of them in other of the oldest towns on Long 
Island. Of the exact time when, and the precise place 
where the first white man, or the first company of white 
people landed or located in Huntington, we have no cer- 
tain knowledge. Hon. Silas Wood, in his history of Sul- 



xii INTRODUCTION. 

folk County, states that eleven families came here first, 
followed immediately by others. No names and no dates 
are given. He probably gave this as a tradition in his time, 
for there is nothing in the records of the town supporting 
it, and nothing elsewhere verifying the statement, to my 
knowledge. 

After considerable research and careful examination of the 
records of Long Island and man)- New Ertgland towns, and 
of lists of immigrants from England to America, I incline 
to the opinion that those pioneers who came here during 
the first five years of the settlement came principally on at 
least three different lines. It is probable that the first and 
oldest company came across the Sound, perhaps under the 
leadership of Rev. William Leverich, from the vicinity of 
New Haven and Branford, landing at Huntington Harbor 
and locating principally along the valley where the eastern 
part of Huntington Village now is, this having been 
always called "the town spot," or "old town spot ; " that the 
second immigration was an off-shoot from the Hempstead 
colon}', led thither by Rev. Richard Denton soon after 1640, 
originally from Wethersfield, Mass., and for a time at 
Stamford, Conn ; and that the third influx came from the 
vicinity of Salem, Mass., after stopping a short time in 
Southold and Southampton, principally in the former town. 
These three lines of migration are quite clearl)' shown by 
tracing the residence of these persons through successive 
years in more or less of the places here indicated, but the 
order in which they came here is not so apparent, and it 
may be that their arrival was nearly simultaneous. In sub- 
sequent years the settlement was undoubtedly recruited by 
frequent arrivals from the New England towns and from 
other towns on Long Island, several coming from Southold, 
Southampton, Setauket, Hempstead and Newtown, but few, 
if any, coming from the distinctively Dutch towns at the 
west. 

The pioneers found the territory within the limits of the 



IXTRODUCTION. xiil 

old town of Iluntiiii^ton occupied by three tribes of In- 
dians ; the Matinnccocks holding the territory on the north 
side to the middle of the Island, the Sucatogues the south- 
east part, the Marsepagues the southwest, each adjoining 
the Matinnccocks on the north. They were comparatively 
feeble tribes of Algonquin stock, their numbers having been 
decnnated by former wars with the New England tribes, to 
whom they had annually paid tribute. The whites had 
very little trouble in managing them, and gradually ac- 
quired title to all their lands. 

In the first years of the settlement the pioneers built their 
rudely constructed dwellings around and near the "town 
spot," where they had a fort and "watch-houses," and where 
the "train bands" were drilled. Their animals were daily- 
driven out and herded under guard, some in the "east field," 
now Old Fields, and some in the "west field," now West 
N-eck, and at night the cattle were driven back and cor- 
ralled near the watch-house. Gradually, however, the more 
adventurous pushed out in all directions, and made them- 
selves homes where they found the richest soil and most 
attractive surroundings, and at their meetings grants of 
"home lots" were made. At first the women pounded their 
corn in mortars and the men wrought logs and clapboards 
for building with axes and cleavers ; but soon dams were 
constructed across the streams, small mills were built for 
grinding grain and sawing lumber, rude tanneries were 
constructed for tanning leather, and spindles and looms 
were made or procured for the manufacture of coarse flaxer. 
and woolen fabrics for clothing. The ox-cart was their 
only vehicle for travel and "cart paths" their only highways. 
They used wooden ploughshares tipped with iron. Their 
match-lock guns were even more clumsy than the old flint- 
locks, but some of their swards were wrought by Spanish 
artisans and were tempered with a skill that is among the 
lost arts. 

For a period of about eleven years, down to the English 



XIV INTRODUCTION. 

conquest over the Dutch in 1664, the people here formed a 
little independent government of their own, making their 
own laws. From 1664 to 1691, a period of twenty-six years, 
with the exception of a brief hiatus of Dutch Conquest in 
1673, they were governed by a code of laws promulgated 
by authority of the Duke of York, ca,lled the "Dukes Laws" 
and formed a part of the Colony of New York under suc- 
cessive Colonial Governors, with practically no voice in 
making the laws other than such orders relating to their 
common lands as were allowed to be made at town meet- 
ings. After 1 69 1, under the greater freedom secured by 
the English revolution, they had a voice in the making of 
laws, and the charter given them in 1694 conferred upon 
them the full powers of a town corporation. 

It is Avell to remember that nearly all the events recorded 
in this book occured more than one hundred years before 
the Revolutionary War; and that so much of this remote 
history of our ancestors has been preserved should be es- 
pecially gratifying to the people of Huntington and Baby- 
lon, who are alike interested in its preservation. 

Charles R. Street. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



\ 



[INDIAN DEED. THE FIRST PURCHASE IN 
HUNTINGTON*] 

[1653, April 2.] 

Articles of agreement betwixt Raseokan Sagamore of 
Matinnicoke,t of the one part, and Richard Houldbroke, 
Robart Williams, Danial Whitehead, of the other party, 
witnesseth as followeth : 

Know all men whome these present writings may any 
way concerne that I Raseokan do sell and make over unto 
the aforesaid parties Richard Houldbrock, Robart Wil- 
liams and Daniel Whitehead, their heirs, executors or 
assigns, a certain quantitie of land, lying and being upon 
Long Island, bounded upon the West side with a river 
commonly called by the Indians Nachaquetack, on the 
North side with the sea and going eastward to a river 

[*The origin of the name, Huntington, is involved in obscur- 
ity. Its Indian name was Ketewomoke. We have no 
knowledge of the signification of this Indian word. As the 
first settlement here was made while Oliver Cromwell was in 
the zenith of his power, the first Indian deed having been make 
in the same year and month in which he dissolved the Long 
Parliament, it has been suggested that this town was named 
after his birthplace in England, Huntingdon. On the other 



2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

called Opcatkontycke, on the south side to the utmost part 
of my bounds ; promising, and by virtue hereof I do prom- 
ise to free the above saide lands from all title off and claim 
that shall be made unto it by reason of any former act ; in 
consideration of which land the afore said Richard Houl- 
brock, Robart Williams and Danial Whitehead doth prom- 
ise unto the said Rascokan as followeth : 6 coats, 6 kettles, 
6 hatchets, 6 howes, 6 shirts, lo knives, 6 fathom of wampum, 
30 muxes, 30 needles, further the said sachem doth promise 
to go or send some one in twenty days to show and mark 

hand it is generally supposed that Huntington derived its name 
from the abundance of game here, which made it a desirable 
hunting ground.] 

[fThe Matinecock tribe of Indians occupied all of the north 
shore of Long Island from the Nesequague (now Smithtown) 
River on the east, to Scouts, or Cow Bay, in Hempstead, on 
the west. 

The chief of the Matinecocks then here was Raseocon, and 
he was called the Sagamore of Ketewomoke, then called by the 
English, Huntington. Wyandance, the chief of the Montauks, 
who resided at the east end of Long Island and claimed to be 
the Grand Sachem over all other tribes on Long Island, did 
not sign this deed, which caused some trouble later on, but is 
of little consequence now. 

On the same day that this deed was given by the Indians to 
the Oysterbay men named in it as grantees, the latter assigned 
all their interest in the premises to certain residents of Hun- 
tington who became the proprietors, and they and their de- 
scendants, or assigns, were ever after called the proprietors of 
the first or '"old purchase." The original assignment seems to 
be missing, but I think I have seen it in former years, and its 
execution is attested by contemporaneous papers. The boun- 
daries of the premises described in this deed are understcod to 
include the premises between Natchaguetack, Cold Spring 
Harbour, on the west, Opkatkowtycke, the stream at the head 
of Northport Harbour, on the east, the Sound on the north, and 
a line where what is now known as Country Path runs, on the 
south ; containing about six miles square, but afterwards con- 
strued as not including Lloyd's Neck or Eaton's Neck. It was 
here that the first settlement was made — what is now Hunting- 
ton village being the central point, or "Town Spot " so called, 
— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. | 

out the bounds, and in case it prove not according to 
expectation then this writing to be voyde & of none efectt, 
but in case it be, then this writing to stand in full force, 
power and virtue. 

Witness our hands the 2th of Aprill 1653. 

the mark of 
Richard x Houlbrock, 
RoBART X Williams, 
Daniell X Whithead. 

the markx 
of the Sagamor 
the markx of Hewoikes 
the mark ofXMUHAMA 
the markx of Syhar 
the markx of pqyneypa 
the markx of nauamarawaS 
the markx of Mahenas 
the markx of onamycas 
the markx of MANYTONY 
the markx of POANEPON 
the markx of PENETUN 
the markx of nascoret 
the markx of suauspac 
the markx of Nemapapam 
the markx of CAMPAS 
the markx of Nescehe 
the markx of yapacaman 
the markx of scanomy 
the markx of ANCHOPIN 
the markx of Wercoccu 
the markx of WiNHAMAS 
the markx of AsGELEUES 
the markx of Mamaram 
the markx of wompom 



4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

This is a true coppe of the origenall deed witnes our 
hands. 

Thomas Richards. 

MOSES lOHNSON 

Recorded in the office at New York 
II*'' day of November 1667. 

Matthias Nicolls, sec' 
{File No. 67.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF HORSE (LLOYD'S) NECK TO 
DANIEL MAYO AND OTHERS.] 

[1654, September 20.] 

September the 20, 1654. 
This writing witnesseth that I Ratiocan Sagamore of 
Cow Harbor, have sold unto Samuel Mayo, Danil White- 
head and Peter Wright my neck of land which makes the 
east side of Oyster Bay, and the west side of Cow Harbor 
on the north side bounded with the Sound called by Indians 
Caumsett. For and in consideration of which neck of land, 
we the aforesaid Samuel Mayo, Daniel Whitehead and 
Peter Wright, do promise to pay to the afore said Ratiocan, 
Sagamore, three coats, three shirts, two cuttos, three 
hatchets, three hoes, two fathom of wampum, six knives, 
two pair of stockings, two pair of shoes. In witnes where- 
of we have interchangeably set our hands. 

The Mark of X Ratiocan, Sagamore, 

The Mark ofxAsPAPAM, Sagamore 

The Mark ofxNASTHEYE 

The Mark ofxONOMicus 

The Mark ofxOPATAN Natamye 

The Mark ofxCATANON 

The Mark ofxNocoNAST 

The Mark ofxPECHOCON 

The Mark ofxMoMiNY 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5 

The Mark ofxSHONHEGON 

The Mark cfxMASKAN 

The Mark ofxCoPACAFF 

The Mark of Stamford Optapea 

The Mark of xTansayuspe 
Samuel Mayo 
Danil Whitehead 
Peter Wright 

In the presence of us underscribed this writing above 
written was owned and acknowledged to be the act and 
deed of those Indians that have hereunto signed which 
they promise forever to maintain. 

Oysterbay 16, May 1658. 

Nicholas Wright 
John Saffin 
Nicholas Simpkins 

Received in part one coat one pair of breeches. 

The Mark ofxRATiocAN. 

copy from the Records of the Manor of Queens ^^lllage 
"Vellum book" and entered in page 54, 3'^ book of Massa- 
chusetts Colony Sept. i. 1658.* 
{File Lloyd's Neck Papers, A.) 

[*This deed was hostile to the title of Huntington, as it pur- 
ported to convey a part of premises claimed to be included in 
the Huntington purchase a year earlier. It furnished the basis 
for the long litigation which followed concerning the owner- 
ship of Lloyd's, then Horse Neck. It is not strange, however, 
that the Indians were ready enough to sell the same land any 
number of times, provided they could find a purchaser who 
would give them wampum and trinke.s. — C. R. S.] 



6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[INDIAN DEED— EASTERN PURCHASE.] 

[1656, July 30.] 

This indenture made in the yeare 1656, in or abought 
the Laste daye of July bee twixt Asharoken Montinnicok 
Sachem and the reste of the Indian owners with him, on 
the on parte, and Jonas Wood, William Rogers, Thomas 
Wilkes, for themselves and the rest of theire associates, on 
the other parte ; Witnesseth that I, asharoken have solid 
unto Jonas Wood, William Rogers, Thomas wilkes all the 
medoe, freshe and salte lyinge and beinge upon the north 
side of Longe Islande, from our fourmer bounds Cowhar- 
ber brocke to Neesaquock river, all the medoe within 
these bounds weste and easte, and to the north sayd to as 
far as asharokens bounds goeth ''Southwards, as the necke 
called Eatons Necke, Crabmedos, and all the reste of the 
medows within the a fore sayde boundes with all the arbige 
that is or shal bee heare after upon the woods, lands with 
in the a fore sayde bounds, to bee the afore sayd Jonas is 
Willans and Thomas is, to them and thare a sosiats, heeres 
and executors for ever, rasarvinge to the Indians Liberty 
to plante and hunte within thees a fore sayd bounds, and 
that for and in consideration of 2 coates, fore shertes, seven 
quarts of licker and alcven ounces of powther in witnes 
heeareof wee have set to our hands. 

Asharoken X his mark Jonas Wood 

Makamahx his mark William Rogers 

SvHARXhis mark Thomas wilkes 

FoGERXhis mark 
PovNEi'YAXhis mark 
NAMEROWSXhis mark 
MoHEMOSXhis mark 
MAMARADXhis mark 
MANATERORYEXhis mark 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Entered in y*" office at New Yorke 
the IS*"* day of October, 1666 

Matthias Nicolls, seer.* 
{File No. 24.) 



[WILL OF JEFFREY ESTE.] 

[1657, Jan. 4.] 

Jefery Este deseased the 4*^ of Jenuary 57 haveing mad 
his will and desposed of his estat as follucth : 

i he gave to his son Isak Easte shoUd have A bedd and 
all that thar unto belonging. 

[*This has always been designated as the Eastern Purchase, 
and as will be seen, began where the first purchase ended at 
"Cow Harbour brooke," or as the Indians called it "Opkatkon- 
tycke" and running eastward to the Nesequague or Smithtown 
River. The term "To as far as Asharokens bounds goeth 
southward," is rather indefinite but it was understood to go as 
far south as the old Country road, where the premises joined 
the lands of the Sucetogue Indians of the south side of the 
Island. It was claimed afterwards by Smithtown that the part 
of this purchase lying between Unthemamuck, Fresh Pond, and 
the Nesequague or Smithtown River was not owned by these 
Indians, but was included in valid deeds by the Nessaquague 
Indians to the original proprietors of Smithtown, and Hunting- 
ton lost this part of the territory by decree of the Court of 
Assizes in 1675. It was also successfully contended that under 
a deed by the Matinecock Indians to Theophikis Eaton, Gov'r 
of New Haven, made in 1646, the Indian title had already 
passed, so that as to this Neck the deed was of no effect, but it 
was held valid as to all the rest. This deed, and the old pur- 
chase deed, are the only ones of much importance obtained of 
the Indians by the settlers of the north side of Huntington. 
William Rogers, one of the grantees in this deed, is supposed 
to have been the son of Isaiah Rogers, and a descendant of 
John Rogers, the Martyr, 1555. Thomas Wickes, another 
grantee, left Wethersfield in 1635 ; was at Stamford, Conn., in 
1641, and came to Huntington with Edmund Wood and others. 
Jonas Wood, another grantee, was probably the one designated 
as "of Halifax." He was the son of Edmund Wood, and came 
here with Thomas Wicks about 1654, via. Stamford. — C. R. S.] 



8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

2. 20 shillings in shewes of if henry skodar so can to his 
dafter. 

3 he bequeathed his house and lote to Jonathn Skodar 
the son of henary Skodar and his father to be his gardenar 
till his son com the age of 21 yeres and the rest of his estat 
to henary skodar of huntington. I henary Skodar being 
exetar in the presunt of thes witneses the 23 of Jenunry 

59-^ . V_ 

JtJNAS Wood. 

Thomas Bennydick. 

{Court Bee, p. 11.) 



[EMPLOYMENT OF THE FIRST SCHOOL 
TEACHER.] 

[1657, Feb. II.] 

A Covenant and Agreement made the eleventh Day of 
ffebruary 1657, at a Corte or Towne meeting ; Betwixt the 
Inhabitants of y^ Towne of Huntington of the one p'tie ; 
And Jonas Holdsworth of the other p'tie, Whereby the 
said Jonas Holdsworth Doth engage himselfe to the said 
Inhabitants During y*" terme of ffoure yeares ; to be ex- 
pired from the thirteenth Day of Aprill next ensuing the 
Day of the Date hereof, ffor to Schoole such persons or 
Children as shall be put to him for y' end ; by y'' sd. In- 
habitants. And likewise the said Inhabitants Doth also 
engage themselves to the said Jonas Holdsworth, for to 

[♦Jeffrey Este was at Salem, Mass., in 1637, and afterwards 
at Southold. He was an old man when he came to Hunting- 
ton. He resided at East Neck. His children were, Tonsfield, 
Isaac and Catharine. Savage savs that Tonsfield's wife, Mary 
Este, was executed as a witch, September 26th, 1692. 
Catharine' married Henry Scudder and after his death married 
Thomas Jones. This is the first record ot a death in Hunting- 
ton.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 9 

build him a sufficient house, and to give him with y^ saip 
house, a persell of ground ajoyning to it, for accommeda- 
tion thereunto. And furthermore the said Inhabitants 
doth hkewise engage themselves to pay unto y'' said Jonas 
Holdsworth for and in consideration of his sd. SchooHng ; 
Twenty five pounds (accompt)and his Diat the first yeare ; 
And allso to allow him what more may come in by y'' 
Schooling of any that come from other whars. The said 
Twenty five pounds is to be paid y"" sd. Jonas, as foUoweth 
Three pounds, twentie shillings in butter, at six pence p. 
pound, and seven pounds, two shillings in good well sized 
Merchantable tradeing wampum, y' is well strung, or 
steaud, or in such comoditics as will sute him for clothing, 
these to be paid him by y*-^ first of October and three 
pounds twelve shillings in corne ; one halfe in wheat and 
the other in Indian, at three, & five shillings p. bushell (pro- 
vided y* it be good & Merchantable) to be paid by y^ first 
of March and Teen pounds fourteen shillings, in well, 
thriving young cattell, that shall be then betwixt two, & 
foure years old ; (the one halfe being in the stear kind ; 
these to be Delivered him when y*" yeare is expired. And 
also the two next ensuing years, To pay the sd. Jonas 
Holdsworth Thirty five pounds p yeare ; with y*^ foresaid 
alowance of what may come in, by such as come from 
other places ; The said Thirty five pounds is to be paid as 
foUoweth (viz) five pounds in butter at six pence p pound, 
and ten pounds in such wampum as is above mentioned, or 
in such comoditics as will sute him ; these all to be paid y'' 
first of October ; And five pound in corne ; by y'' first of 
March, the halfe in whcate and the other in Indian, at five 
and three shillings p bushel (so that it bee good & Mer- 
chantable) And ffifteen pounds in well thriving young cat- 
tell betwixt two & foure years old, the halfe being in y^ 
steare kinde ; these are to be DeHvered when y'' year is 
expired, (being vallued by indifferent men.) 

And the fourth or last yeare to pay the sd. Jonas Holds- 



10 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

worth ffourty pounds in such pay as is above mentioned, 
according to the masure and quantitie proptionablely, and 
at the fore said times of payment. 

Allso it agreed of that firewood bee gotten & brought 
for the school, when y® seasons shall require it, by such as 
send theire children to Schoole ; And that the said Jonas 
Holdsworth shall have liberty yearely for to chuse ffoure 
men, that shall bee bound to him for the true performance 
of the foresaid engagements.* 

[Towne Metings, Vol. 1, p. 343-4.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF FIVE NECKS, SOUTH SIDE.] 

[1657, June I.] 

This writinge testifieth an Agreement and Bargaine 
made Betweene jonas wood off Huntington, on Long Isl- 
and, the one party and meantaquit Sachem the other party : 
Witnesseth that the abov sd. Jonas Wood hath for him- 
selfe and the rest of his neighboures of Huntington, afore 
said, Bought five Necks of meadow Ling next adjoyning 
to massapeags Sachems land : and the above sd. Jonas 
Wood Doth hereby ingage himself for and on the behalfe off 
his Neighbours, to pay or cause to be paid, unto y® abov. 
sd. sachem of meantaquit, twelve coates, twenty howes, 
twenty hatchets, twenty knives, ten pounds of powder, 
ten pounde of lead and on great Cettell and on hatt, 
present in hand. And doth further promise to give to the 

[*Jonas Holdsworth was an educated Englishman and, as 
far as we know, the first schoolteacher in Huntington. He was 
at one time Town Clerk. He seems to have been here at one 
period and in others at Southold and Southampton. His 
house and lands were probably located at the "Old Town 
Spot," the eastern part of what is now the Village of Hunting- 
ton.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II 

above ^^ Sachem, every yeare, a Coat for six years, next 
ensuing the Date hereof : 

And the abov sd. Sachem Waindance, for and in consid- 
eration of the these abov sd. goods. Doth give full Rite 
and proprietie to the afore sd. Jonas and his Neighbours 
and theere heyrs for ever to all the s** five Neckes of 
meadow, and will free them from all Claims and titles that 
any other may Lay thereto in witness whereof Booth par- 
ties Interchangably put to thir hands this fist day of June 
1657.* 

X 
In the presents ol Waindance Marke 

Lion Gardener Sachem of Meantaquitt 

Thomas Tallmage 

Benjamin Price 

This may witness to all that : 

keeossechok the sachem of * secoutok have Resigned up 

all that Right or Interest hee might any wayes lay unto 

the neckes of mcdowe expressed above in this wrighting 

and so confirm the bargan and full of the mantakit sachem 

as witness my mark. 

KEEOSSECHOK X 

his mark. 

[*This was the first Indian deed of lands on the South Side 
of Huntington. It was made by Wyandance, the Grand 
Sachem of all Long Island, residing at Montauck, and by the 
Chief of the Seucatogue Indians, in occupation. This deed, 
like all others conveying Necks only, took in the meadow lands 
lying between the "Old Indian Path" and the South Bay, 
being the Necks extending into the Bay. The grantee was 
Jonas Wood " of Halifax, " and the purchase was for the bene- 
fit of a number of persons to whom the lands were afterwards 
divided These Necks were located on the Great South Bay, 
about midway of the shore line of the present Town of Baby- 
lon, between Sumpwams and Copiague Necks The value of 
the premises was chiefly in the salt grass these meadows pro- 
duced, and as "English hay" was unknown to this country for 
the first century after its settlement, salt hay was highly valued 
and was carted to all parts of the town from the South 
Meadows — C. R. S.] 



12 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

In p'^esents of 
John stiklings 
Samuell fferman 
as witness the mark of 
Ambrus Sutton X the mark 
of Richard Brush x 

Recorded in the office in New York the 2^ day 
of November 1667 Matthias Nichols Sec. 
{Ftle 25.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF HALF NECK.] 

[1657, July 23.] 

This Writing testifieth an agreement and bargain made 
between Jonas Wood of Huntington, Long Island, the 
one party, and Wyandance the Sachem of Mantokett and 
Keetoseethok Sachem of Secotaug the other part Wit- 
nesseth that the abovesaid Jonas Wood hath bought for 
himselfe one Half neck of Medow Lying betwixt a river 
that bouns the Necke bought by the Inhabitants of Hun- 
tington eastward and so to Trees that are marked being 
next joining to Massapegs Sachems Land and the afore- 
said sachem Wyandanse and Keetoseethok, for and in Con- 
sideration of one new gun and one Pistol and two pounds 
of powder received now in hand as in full satisfaction for 
the aforesaid Meadow, doth hereby give full right and 
propriety unto the aforesaid Jonas Wood, and unto his 
Heirs, executors, administrators or assigns forever, unto 
the aforesaid Half Neck of Medow, and the aforesaid 
Sachem doth engage themselves and promise that they 
will free the said Meadow from all Claims and titles or 
Chalinges whatsoever that any other Indian or Indii^ns or 
any other may lay thereunto, that so the aforesaid 
Jonas Wood and his Heirs may enjoy the said 
Land peacably in Witness whereof both Sachems have 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I3 

set to their Marks and signed this bargain and sale this 23* 
July 1657 

Signed in the presence of 
John Stickline 
John Lum 

his mark 

Wyandance Sachem x of Maun- 
takett 

his murk 

Keetosethok Sachem C, of Seguc- 
taug. 

This further doth witness and confirm that the aforesaid 
Sachems, spacified in this writing, hath granted and doth 
give the aforesaid Jonas full right to fence, build or plow 
or sow, English grain or Corn upon the foresaid Half-neck 
herein specified, as witness their own hands and marks with 
their own hands. 

his mark 

In the presence of Wyandanse A. A. Mant- 

his mark 

Christopher X Bush okett Sachem 

This is a true Copy of the original deed extracted by 
Thomas Powell, recorder.* 
{Mle No. 26, a. and Court Bee, p. 294.) 



[COURT RECORD. MATHEWS AND WOOD.] 

[1658, (about).] 

The deposition of mark mags taken befor Jonas wood, 
this deponent sayeth that about agust in the yere 58 or 
when we ware a weding of Indian corn, Thomas mather 



[*This neck was west of and adjoining the five necks hereto- 
fore purchased. — C. R. S.] 



14 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

cam to this deponent and desired hem to hellp abord a but 
of rum and a pip or 2 of windes that jonas wood and Ed- 
ward highbe had bought of his cosen and this deponent 
went to mr mathues house and he desired him to hellp in 
with pipe of rum and a pip or 2 of windes which jonas wood 
and Edward higbe had bought of hem and so this deponent 
did goe and hepe in with them then this deponent asked 
mr mathers if he had don and Mr Mathewes answared stay 
he colld not tell and this deponent and jonas wood and 
Mathews sate downe and Mr. Mathwes sayd to Edward 
higbe com hellper and they 2 went a sid that is to say Mr 
Mathews and Edward higbe and we sate to gethar and 
take a pip of tobackow so when Mr Mathews and Edward 
higbe had ended thayr discorse thay had them hoyst in the 
rest of the wine and this deponent furthar sayeth that he 
undar stod no partnarship betwixt them thre but only that 
Ead higbe and jonas wood had boute a pip of rum and a 
pipe or 2 of sacke and that without referanc to any part- 
narship with Mr mathues.* 
{Court Rec.,p 13.) 

[*This item, in connection with others, shows that a trade 
had already sprung up between Huntington and the East India 
Islands in which the return cargo was rum, wine and sack. 
Mathews, Higbee and Wood were engaged in this trade. Mark 
Mags, or Megs, was a noted character. He was the son of 
Vincent Megr, who settled in Mass., and died there in 1658. 
Savage says that Mark, being rather wild, removed to Long 
Island and is not mentioned again. His wife's name was Avis. 
He once owned the first mill here. In a subsequent paper he 
states: "Whereas I Mark Megs have grown ancient and desire 
peace and quiet and desire to move to Stratford," &c. He 
prboably ended his days in Stratford. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 5 

[CONFIRMATION OF INDIAN DEED OF HORSE 
(LLOYD'S) NECK.] 

[1658, May 14.] 

I Wyandanck, Sachem of Meantacut do confirm the sale 
aforementioned of the tract or neck aforementioned, com- 
monly by the English called Horse Neck, sold by Ratiocan, 
Sagamore unto Samuel Mayo & Comp'y aforementioned, 
and do promise and oblige myself and successors to main- 
tain the said sale and title thereof forever unto Samuel 
Andrews, his heirs, administrators or assigns, as being the 
true repurchasers thereof from said Samuel Mayo and 
Comp.y; and at any time upon demand to make unto said 
Samuel Andrews, his heirs, executors administrators or 
assigns a more firm deed according to law if required, and 
in witness of the truth and for full confirmation hereof, 
have hereunto set my hand this 14^'' day of May, 1658 at 
Shelter Island. 

This is the mark ofxWvANDANCK 

Sachem of Maantacut. 
This is the Mark of xSusakatucan 
This is the Mark ofxSAiMoi* 

Indian Witnesses. 

Witness by us 
John Ogden 
Richard Odel 
Nathaniel Sylvester. 

This Confirmation, together with the within written deed 
from the Indians were entered and recorded with record 
of the Massachusetts Colony of New England the first of 
September, 1658. 

Per Robert Howard. 



l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Recorded in New York-in the office the 3*^ day of Octo- 
ber 1685. 

Matthias Nicholls, Secry. 
Copy from records of the Manor of Queens Village 
" vellum book " and entered in page 54, 3^^ book of Massa- 
chusetts colony Sept. i, 1658.* 
{File Lloyd's Neck Papers, B.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF THREE NECKS, SOUTHSIDE.] 

[1658, Aug. 17.] 

Agust the 17 day 1658. 

Bee it knowne untoall men By this writing That I, wyan- 
dance, sachem of pammanake, or by the English called 
Long Island, doe By these acknowledg to have sould to 
Henry Whitnee of huntington, for the use of the whole 

[*The way that Samuel Andrews acquired title to Lloyd's 
Neck appears by the following extract from the records of the 
Manor of Queens Village "vellum book :" 

" 1658 May 6. At Oysterbay Samuel Mayo, Daniel White- 
head, and Peter Wright convey Horse Neck to Samuel 
Andrews, Merchant of London, in consideration of the sum of 
one hundred pounds. The witnesses to this were John Saffin, 
John Pickenson, and Anthony Wright. The deed is entered 
and recorded in the office of the Notary Public of the Mass. 
Colony, Sept. 1658 in page 54 of 3rd book of Records. " 

Huntington was at that time, and had been from the first 
settlement, in possession of this Neck and so continued until 
1665, claiming it all the while under, and as within the descrip- 
tion, of its first or " old purchase " deed by Ratiocon, or Ras- 
eocon as often spelled, the local chief of the Matinecock tribe. 
Huntington, however, had no confirmation of its deed by the 
Grand Sachem Wyandance, though it sought in vain to pro- 
cure it. It was the above confirmation by Wyandance to Mayo 
and others, that was subsequently made the chief pretext for 
defeating the title of Huntington to the Neck. Andrews, as 
soon as he bought the Neck of Mayo and others, immediately 
procured this confirmation. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. \J 

Town of Huntington, 1 say, I have sould to him for them 
three whole neck» of medow Land Lying on the southward 
side of theire towne and westarly from the six necks which 
wee Bought Befor, these three necks of messepeake Land 
I say I for my selfe, and my heirs for ever, have sould, as 
above mencioncd, and have sent my agent Cheaconoe to 
deliver, upon condicions as foUoweth : first they shall pay, 
or cause to bee paid to mee, or my assigns, these ffollowing 
goods punctually, that is, first twelfe coats ech coate Being 
too yards of tucking cloath, twenty pounds of powder, 
twenty dutch hatchets, twenty dutch howes, twenty duch 
knives, ten shirts, too hundred of muxes, five paire of 
handsom stockings, one good dutch hatt, and a great fine 
Loking glas, and for Choconoe, for his wages and going to 
marke out the Lande, shall have for himselfe one coat, fower 
pounds of poudar, six pound of led, one dutch hatchet, as 
alsoe seventeen shilling in wampum, thay must send by 
Chockanoe, which being punctually paid, then shall I dcclar 
this deed, which shall bee for the free and quiet possession 
of them and theire heaires forever and in the mene time it 
shall Remaine in the hands of Lyon gareden : in witnes 
where of wee have here to set our hands the day above 
written. 

Witness 

Richard Brush 
Ambros Suten 

Huntington, Receved this 23 of May 1659, from the Inhab- 
itants of Huntington full satisfaction and payment for the 
medow I sould Last to them which my man Chochenoe 
marked out ffor them which joynes to that neecke that 
Belongs to Mr Stikland and Jonas Wood and soe goes west 
ward soe ffar as Chakenene hath marked being purchased 
In august Last which was 1658 witnes 

CHEKENOWXhis mark 
SASAKETAWUHXhis mark, 



1 8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the mark of 
AmbrosxSutten, 
the mark of 
Richard x Brush 

Wyandance 
mark o o 
X 
The mantak 
Sachem 
Tacpowsha his 
X 
mark.* 
{File No. 27.) 



[DIVISION OF LANDS] 



[1659] 

1659 After wee y*" Inhabitants of huntington by means oi 

maineta sachem had bought a sertaine number of 

necks of medowe at y^ south side of y" Island : of 
seaquetauke & massapage Indians and have paid for 
them. The towne then disposed of these necks to 
particular men of the towne by y'' hundreds as there 
Rule of dissposing of Land was : and that haulf neck 

[*Takapousha was the chief of the Marsapeague Indians who 
occupied the Southwest part of Huntington. In another 
paper he put it on record that it "grieved his heart" to make 
this deed, but he was compelled to do so by Wyandance, the 
Montaque chief and Lyon Gardiner. It was necks of meadows 
only, but was soon followed by a deed of the uplands. Henry 
Whitney, the grantee, was a man of note among the first set- 
tlers here and he officiated in the church here before there was 
any regular minister employed. These three necks of land 
were located west of and adjoining the six necks previously 
purchased and extended westward to the Oyster Bay line. 
The one adjoining Oyster Bay Town was the subject of litiga- 
tion, further on. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 19 

which was massapage Indian land called by them 
tatamunehese weare for thomas weeks, william 
Rogers, Richard ogden, Jonas wood, bartholoma 
smith and Henry whisson amounting to sixteen hun- 
dreds this haulf neck did belong to y'' above named 
men to devide amongst them selves for their share 
which they did : sum amendment was afterwards 
given upon santipauge by the town to Jonas wood, 
thomas weeks and Henry whisson of the same haulf 
necke above said.* 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 143.) 



[1659, Jan. 13.] 

Mr leverg cleared the town of their ingagment consern- 
ing thar not doing the dam at the tim be for the cort the 
13 of January ; 59.f 

[Toivn Meetings, Vol. l,p. 344.) 

[*This was a valuation in a certain number of hundred 
pounds upon a given tract and a division proportionate to the 
amount of money, goods, or services paid or rendered. The 
land was not immediately divided and the separate parcels 
taken possession of, but certificates or records of the divisions, 
were issued or made, which entitled the holder, to his share, 
to be vested in him, or his heirs or assignees, at a future time, 
by either resolutions at Town Meetings or by action of the 
trustees of the town in later years. — C. R. S.] 

[fMr. William Leverich was the first minister in Hunting- 
ton. He was born in 1608. He came in the "James" from 
London to New England in 1633. Preached at Boston, Pisqua- 
tagua, Plymouth, Duxbury and Sandwich, and came from the 
latter place to Oyster Bay about 1653. . He first came to Hun- 
tington about 1657, possibly earlier, and was the only minister 
here until 1670. He died at Newtown, 1694. He built the 
first mill at Huntington, and this paper refers to an agreement 
concerning the construction or repair of the mill dam, con- 
nected with this mill, and it was on what is now known as Mill 
Dam Lane, at the head of Huntington Harbour. — C R. S.] 



20 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[FURTHER CONFIRMATION OF INDIAN DEED 
OF HORSE (LLOYDS) NECK.] 

[1659, February i.] 

Oyster Bay Feb'y the first 1659. 
Whereas it manifestly appeareth by sundry and clear by 
due proof that Wyandank my father, Great Sachem of 
Meantieut and also of Long Island did confirm and sub- 
scribe unto a bill of sale made betwixt Samuel Mayo, Peter 
Wright and Daniel Whitehead of the one part and Ratio- 
can and Aspapam of the other part concerning a tract of 
land lying and being to the north side of Huntington 
bounds, commonly called, distinguished and known by the 
name of Horse Neck. Thes are therefor to certify all and 
every person and persons whatsoever that I Rioncom, son 
to the afors'' Sachem, being by both English and Indians 
ordained and acknowledge Chief Sachem in his place, do 
by virtue hereof, ratify and confirm all and every act and 
acts by my father formerly confirmed. 

The mark X Rioncom [seal.] 

Testes : The mark of xChacanico. The mark ofxPocAN- 
ACKE, Anthony Wright, John Richbell." 

Copy from the records of the Manor of Queens Village 
"vellum book," and entered in page 54, 3'^ book of the 
Massachusetts Colony, Sept. i., 1658.* 
{File Lloijd's Neck Papers C.) 

[*Wyandance, the great chief of all Long Island, a shadowy 
and broken power, had passed away, and his son Rioncom 
had succeeded him, and the people of Huntington still held 
possession of Horse Neck in spite of all hostile deeds. An- 
drews, to still further strengthen himself, procured this fur- 
ther confirmation. — C. R. S.j 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECO,RDS. 21 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1659, March 10.] 

Record of Johnathon Rogers 

At a Town meeting of y*" Inhabitants of huntington : March 
y" loth 1659 It was granted Jonathon Rogers That he 
should have all y*^^ mcdow that fals within y'' Range of his 
hous Lott : To him and his heirs for ever. This a true 
Copy talcen out of y'' old book by me John Corey Clerk : 
Aprill 27th 1683.* 

(Deeds, Vol. 1. p. 147 J 



[INDIAN DEED, CONFIRMATION OF 
HALF NECK.Jt 

[1659, ^^^y 12.] 

May 1 2th 1659. 

Bee it known unto all men by this present writing y* I 
Wiandancc Sachem of paumanuck doe grant and confirm 
unto Jonas Oood alias hallifax, that halfe neck of land 
which hee all Ready hath in possession and hath built upon 
I say I doe fully sell and Confirme unto him and his hcires 
for ever so to act and dispose off as hee shal best see cause 
soe that he may improve y* halfe neck from y" water along 

[*Some of the descendants of Jonathan Rogers claim to trace 
his ancestry as follows : son of Noah, who was a son of Joseph, 
who was a son of Thomas a passenger in the Mayflower, 1620, 
who was the son of John of Dedham, who was the son of Noah 
of Exter, who was the son of John the Martyr, 1555. — C. R. S.l 

[fThe premises here described seem to have been included 
in the former purchase by Jonas Wood from the Secetaque In- 
dians of what was called "that half neck." It probably involv- 
ed a dispute between the Massepagne and Secetaque tribes as 
to ownership, — C. R. S.] 



22 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y^ Creeke unto the high way y' headeth it and for Con- 
firmation hereof wee eave sett our hands and markes. 
signed sealed and The Sachem X his mark 

dehvered in y« pre- '•'' '""'' 

sents of us. Weeaycombonex 

David Gardiner The mark of 

Jeremiah Conkling X 

Lion Gardiner Bebesechack 

This is a true Coppy of the orriginall extracted By 

Thomas Powell 

Rec^ 
(Mle No. 26, and Court Rec, p. 295.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[i66o, Feb 4.] 

At a towne meting the 4 of February 1660 : it was a greed 
that Timothy Conklen shalle keepe both his own horn lots 
and his fathers and to lay down all Comonig and medowe 
be longing to his own hous.* 

It wase all so a greed at the sam Town meeting that the 
widow portar should have one acare ol medow joyning to 

[*Timothy Conklin was the son of John Conklin who came 
from Nottinghampshire, England to Salem ; from Salem to 
Southold, and thence to Huntington. Timothy and his broth- 
er John, Jun., and perhaps others settled in Huntington and 
were the ancestors of those of the name here now. John Strick- 
land (called Goodman or justice), was in Massachusetts as early 
as 1630, and probably came with Winthrop. Thomas Benedict 
was the son of William Benedict who came from Nottinghamp- 
shire, England, about 1639, and married Mary Bridgham, a pas- 
senger in the same ship he came in. Thomas Benedict came 
from Southold to Huntington but soon moved to Norwalk, 
Conn., where there are now numerous descendants. These men 
were practically nominated justices here and appointed at Hart- 
ford, Conn., as Huntington at this time acknowledged the 
jurisdiction of Connecticut. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 23 

Tho. Skudars 2 akers occupying it so longe as she liveth in 
the towne. 

jSIr. Stricklon and Jonas wood and Thomas Benidicke ware 
chosen magistrates and Jonas Holdsworth Clarke for 
Towne and Corte and Joseph Jeninges marshall. 
(Town Meetings Vol. 1, p. 347.; 



(1660, April 5.) 

The 5th of aprell 1660 old latern tole Mr. wood it wase 
well if he did not sit in the stockes first.* 
(CourtRec.p. 27.) 



[TOWN MEETING. JOINING CONNECTICUT.] 

[1660, April 10.] 

The 10 of aprill 1660 
in a town meeting it being put to vote conseinmg joyning 
to a jeurisdiction, the major vote was for to be under con- 
iticot jeurisdiction. 

Mr. Nicklos wright of osterbay do acknowUeg that whar 
as i sed Mr. Salltan of osterbay was a knafe and that I would 
prove hom so I do in for this presenc acknowleg that i did do 
hen rong in speaking so unadvisedly in speaking that which 
had no ground for and do forth with promis to pay in part 

[*According to Savage, Richard Latten, or Latting, came 
from England to Boston in 1638. He was in Hempstead in 
1653, afterwards in Oyster Bay, and here in 1660 with his son 
Josiah, and remained here until about 1660 or 1663, when he 
was expelled from the town for refusing to acknowledge the 
supremacy of the New Haven Government. He had offended 
Mr. Wood, a Justice of the peace, who claimed the office under 
the Connecticut jurisdiction, was threatened with punishment 
in the stocks, but boldly intimated that Mr. Wood would get 
there first.— C. R. S.] 



0^ 



24 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of the charg and trobell i have put hem to that is to say 
Mr. Sallton lo shilling toward the charges.* 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 345. j 



[COURT RECORD— TRIAL OF MARY SUTTEN.] 

[i66o, April 13.] 

Aprill the 13 : 1660. 
Mary siiten indited to the corte for kepenig and alltaring 
the property of the goodes of lide higebe and likewise for 
having corispondence with Mr. Mattnes his negar in pill- 
faring. 

gorge sotton indited likewise of being acesary thare unto 
is conserning the goods of Lide higbe. 

the deposition of mary tites this deponent sayeth when she 
com to the mell she mete with mary soten which wase a 
making a cote which the deponent take to be all coten and 
it was in 2 peses and she asked mary soten what she make 
that cot of and she sed it was a curtayn and the deponent 
teke so much notes of it that it was not all to gathar news, 
.the deposition of Lide higbe this deponent sayeth that she 
went to her bedestede and found 4 bisketes and she asked 



[*From the first settlement down to this time, and a few 
years later. Huntington was practically free from the control 
of any outside government. New Netherlands, with its head- 
quarters at New Amsterdam, Manhattan Island, tried to en- 
force its authority here but the people had never acknowledg- 
ed Dutch authority, and had managed their affairs in their own 
way. The claim was now put forward that Long Island was 
within the grant to Connecticut and the people here gladly 
sought the protection of the Connecticut Colony from Dutch 
pretensions ; sent deputies to Hartford and acknowledged its 
authority until 1664, when the English conquered aud over- 
threw the Government of New Netherlands, and under a grant 
and charter to the Duke of York, Col. Richard Nicholls took 
possession and enforced the obedience of the people here to 
the Colonial Government of New York. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$ 

her dafter mary how thos bisket came thar she sed she 
colld not tell but mary soteii cam and sed they ware herses 
but this deponent knoweth not how she com by them and 
further she testifieth she herd mary soten speke to gorge 
for bisket sevriall times and he sed he had none about him 
then she spake to him to bring som the next tim he com 
and he toulld her it may be he would. 
The confession of Mary seton before Mr. Sticklon jonas 

wood, thomas wase her waskot wase made of a cote 

an that her cote was mad parte of a pece of cloth broute 
out of the tray by her mother and the other parte of a 
pese of cloth boute of Mr. leverige and likewise she owned 
that she had a cortayn that was lade higbes but she sed 
she boroud it and likewise confesed that she never cared 
it home agayne but sed it wase borent by her fathers 
menes being at worke nere the fir with his ax strok it in 
the fiar and so it wase borent in parte and the rest wase 
throwen a bout the house and so lost she knew not what 
became of it. 

the verdit of the corte thay find threw her own confesion and 
witnes broitin to the corte it is ordered that Mary seton 
shall make full satisfackcion for the curtayn detayned 
acording to the worth of the other curtaynes and that 
mary soten shall be brout forth the next trayning day and 
that on to be apinted by the magestrates to proclayme be 
for the towne the crimes proved against her i. her keping 
away and alltaring the proparty of the goodes of lide 
higbee and 2 that she have intesrted and used arguments 
with a manes sarvant to play the thefe and stell from his 
mastar that she might be the resever. 

and the cort se case to find good man seton gilltie in to he 
up houlld his dafter in so sinful and evell a way and mayn- 
tayneing her thar in bv arguements of fallshod and for 
which he is to give publick satisfackcion befor the trayn 
band next, or this, pay 20 shilling. 
{Court Rec. p. 14, 5.) 



26 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[COURT RECORD. EDWARD HIGBEE'S ESTATE.] 
[1660, May 12.] 

the 12 of may it wase agreed by the Corte to demand the 
will out of Jonas wood his hand which will belonged to 
Edward higbee it wase allso agreed by the sam corte that 
Thomas weeke Edward Tredwell John Tilot shall take an 
inventary of the estate which is eqlent belonging to 
Edward Higbee which inventory is to be taken the next 
second day being the 14 of may in the yere 1660. 
it was allso agreed by the sam cort that thos that are to 

[*" Lide " Higbee was the wife of Edward Higbee who then 
resided at the head of Huntington Harbor near where George 
W. Scudder now resides. 

This is inserted as a sample of the Court proceedings of the 
times ; and not as having any special value otherwise. There 
are in the book entitled "Court Records" the recorded minutes 
of about thirty trials between 1659 and 1664, before Justices of 
the Peace. Such as relate to title to land are printed in this 
volume, but the most of them relate either to civil actions for 
debt, or contract or criminal prosecutions for assault, slander 
or other minor offences, of no interest now, except purely in a 
historical point of view. The Court also exercised power of 
probate, the proof of wills and settlement of estates. 

There is no intimation in the records that the courts of this 
period were controlled by any written laws unless it might be 
some town meeting regulations. 

They certainly did not recognize the Dutch laws. The 
magistrates, being Englishmen, recognized the New England 
jurisdiction, and at this time probably applied the unwritten com- 
mon laws of England, as far as they understood it, and adopted 
its methods of procedure. After the conquest in 1664, when 
Gov. Nichols entered Manhattan Island and promulgated the 
" Duke's Laws," — an elaborate system of jurisprudence, under 
the authority of the Duke of York, — these laws controlled the 
courts, and there are a large number of cases of which minutes 
are found in the volume above referred to, entitled Court 
records, covering the period between 1664 and 1690. The 
"Duke's laws" continued to be the laws here with a few modifi- 
cations until about 1690. The well thumbed volume containing 
them in manuscript, is now in the Town Clerk's Office, and 
was used in all Courts here for a long period of years. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/ 

prise the estat of Edward higbee that thay shall leve 
sufisient unprised as to leve his wife on sent of clothes for 
evry day and on seute for Lordes dayes and allso that 
which is convenient to cloth the children that is to say to 
paralel with thar mothar. 

it wase allso ordered by the same corte that Thomas 
skidmor Junear wase to have the disposing of Edward 
higbees 4 children tell thay are of age to provide for them 
sellves in case theyr father by his coming se notj case to 
allter what the cort base don.* 
{Court Beep. 16.) 



[TOWN MEETING. RICHARD LATTING 
BANISHED.] 

[1660, June 28.] 

the 28 of June 1660 
It wase voted and agreed at a town meetin that ould 
Latent shalle take away his catell out of this town bounds 
within a fort night or 14 days or pay to the town 10 
shilling a head. 

[*Edward Higbee seemed to have been engaged with Capt. 
Mathews and Jonas Wood in a vessel trading with the West 
India Islands, carrying barrel staves thither and bringing back 
rum, sack &c. Probably he was absent on a voyage and was 
assumed to have died abroad, hence the proof of his will &c. 
That he did return is shown by the fact that he was after- 
wards, in the same year, a party to two lawsuits in the town, 
unless, as is possible, it was his son Edward who was the 
litigant.— C. R. S.] 

[fThis is Richard Latting, referred to, who was expelled for 
refusing to recognize Connecticut's authority over Huntington. 
The Court at Hartford subsequently made an order expelling 
him from its jurisdiction on account of " turbulent conduct." — 
C. R. S.] 



28. HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

All SO itt wase ordered at the sam meting that oulld 
lating is to bring his catell and show them to 2 men home 
the town shall apint be fore he drive them away or to pay 
5 poundes. 

it was all so voted that Thomas Ski"dmore and jonas 
alldar shall make a rate for the skull housef and for woli^ 
* * * and all detes as consarn the town. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. l,p. 344.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1660, Oct. 15.] 

it was a greed at a towne meting the 15 of Ocktobar 1660 
that goodman* brush shall keepe the ordinary so long as 
hee do carry on his p * * * as he ought that 
thar be no just cans for the town to chaing thar mindes 

likwis further ordered that no man shall 

w this town drawe any lickars by re * * 

* * salle of it unless it be and not 

under upon the forfet of ***** * 
that thay shall so drawe. 

Toivn Meetings Vol. 1, p. 347. 

[fThis is the first mention of the building of a school-house. 
It was probably located at "the Old Town Spot" near where 
"Goose Green" now is. — C. R. S.] 

[|The wolf rate was an annual tax raised out of which to pay 
rewards for killing wolves, the skins of the animals having to 
be produced to entitle the party to the reward. — C. R. S.] 

[* "Goodman" was a term, or prefix, indicating that the 
person was of more than ordinary prominence as a citizen and 
was usually applied to persons of considerable age. Thomas, 
or Goodman Brush was born about 16 10, and came from 
Southold to Huntington about 1656-7. He left children ; 
Thomas, John, Richard and Rebecca, who all settled in Hunt- 
ington. Thomas, Sr., is believed to be the ancestor of all 
the persons of the name of Brush, now in Huntington. The 
"ordinary" was in those days a public house or hotel. He was 
the first keeper of the "Ordinary" mentioned and this is the 
first excise law here of which we have any record. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 29 

[COURT RECORD. THOMAS SCUDDER vs. 
EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1660, Oct. 17.] 
Thomas Skodar plainive against Eadward higbe defend- 
ant in an ackcion of defamasion to the daniag of a hundred 
pound the pkiintivc deckiimcth that Eaclward higbe hase 
charged hem that he and his wife are both in fere oi thur 
lifes of the plantifc. 
the defendant ownes the cnarg. 

the 17 of ocktto. 1660. 
thomas skodar plaintive against Eadward higbe defendant 
in an ackcion of slandar to damag of twenti pound the 
plaintive declamcth that the defendant charged hem with 
the houlding of hem by the throt hallf an oure, the deposi- 
tion of good Laten he deposeth that good higbe sed that 
thomas skoddar tok hem by the throt and helld hem hallf 
an ouar or thar about and all most throtelled hem. 
for the first ackion of the cost Thomas skodars Eadward 
higbe is to give publick satisfackcion or pay the Skoddar 
five poundes with the cost and charg of the cort. 
for the second the cort finds for the pla* that the defendant 
shall give publock satisfac' or pay 20 shilling and all so to 
pay 10 shilling for his ly with the cost and charge of the 
cort.* 

{Court Rec, p. 2S.) 

[*This was Thomas Scudder, Jr., son of Thomas Scudder, Sr., 
who is believed to have b)een a son of Dr. Henry Scudder, who 
presided at a Convention of clergymen appointed by order of 
the King, at Westminster Abbey, England, in 1643. Thomas 
Sr., came from Groton, England, in 1636. His wife's name was 
Elizabeth; and he settled at Salem, Mass. in 1642, and died 
there in 1657, leaving children, John, Thomas, Henry and 
Elizabeth. John, Thomas and Henry came to Huntington via. 
Southold about 1653 to 6. Thomas was a farmer and tanner. 
He settled near the head of Huntington Harbor and died in 
1690. His homestead has remained in his descendants to the 
present time and is now owned by Geo. W. Scudder and John 
R. Scudder.— C. R. S.] 



30 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1660, Oct. 18.] 

The 18 of ocktober 1660 

it was a gred that the towne will mend the hy waye between 
the towne and the south and to begin on the marow so far 
as the hy way is in generall and who ever is wanting for 
€veri days work thay shall do a days work and a halfe in 
such worke in the towne as shall be apointed to them by 2 
men agreed upon by the towne and if any man refeus bemg 
abell to go to marow he shall pay fife shillinges. 
[Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 345.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1660, Oct. 19.] 

it was voted and agreed at a town meting the 19 of ock- 
tober 1660 that the inhabitans shall have libarti to fall whit 
ookes in any part of the towne bounds exsept in any manes 
propriaty for the making of pipstaves.* 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 345.) 



[COURT RECORD. WILLIAM LUDLAM vs. 
HENRY WHITNEY.] 

[1660, Oct. 25.] 

at a courte held in huntington octobar 25. 1660: 

William ludlam in an action of the case against henery 

whitnc defendant. 

[*Quite a trade had sprung up with the Barbadoes and other 
Islands for the sale of barrel staves about this time. The staves 
being used in the manufacture of casks for rum and other 
liquors. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3 1 

The plantif declars aganst the defendant for breach of 
covenant or covenants made by the defendant to or with 
Mr. Leverich his eyers or assigns concerning the mill the 
non-parformance whereof hath bin to his greate Damage to 
the valou of one hundred pound starling : 
first branch of the second covenant found broken formrly : 
second brance pleaded as broken by the defendant that he 
had not eused all posable menes to goodman web or som 
other men the defendant answer he did git a work-man in 
the spring to ben the mill. 

the plaintiff pleads the 2 brance broken because the de- 
fendant did not git good man Webe to be the man or at 
leaste one of them that did ben the mill, 
defendant answer he was not bound absolutely to good 
man webb but to any other suffeciant work man : and 
therefore he did erly in the Spring send to henery lininton 
by Mr. Stickling to come to ben the mill : atestcd by him 
the defendant presents the detarmynasion of sargant 
hubbard and John simons, touching the mill and ther de- 
tarminasion.* 

The vardit of the Courte in this acsion runs thus they finde 
the tenor of the covenant runs expresly boeth in the first 
and second branch of it that the defendant is bound to git 
goodman webb to ben the mill if posable he cann &obtayne 
him therfore we thus conclude that the defendant must still 
euse all posable menes to obtayne him and to doc it accord- 
ing to his direction or else git him to doe it for him unles 
good man ludlam and the defendant can agree otherwise 
or the defendant cannot git goodman webb then any other 
approved workman, which we finde answers the covenant 

[*This was the first flour mill built in Huntington and was 
located on "Mill Dam Lane." "Goodman" Webb was a mill- 
wright living at Stamford or Norwalk, Conn. The Mr. Leverich 
referred to was William Leverich, the first minister in Hunting- 
ton, he having sold the mill to William Ludlam. The latter 
brought the suit for damages for breach of contract. — C. R. S.] 



32 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and that the defendant must pay so much charge of courte 
as he must have payd at the quarter courte namely 6s. the 
acsion and other charge, the rest must be borne by the 
plaintif as unnessesarry charge. 
(Court Bee. p.29.) 



[1660, Oct. 26.] 

a second acsion. comenst by William ludlam plainetif 
against henery whitne defendant in an acsion of trespas for 
breking the mill and grinding severall times without his 
leve to his greate damage. 

the defendant deny the breking of the mill but confesed 
he opened the dore : and went and ground his corne, his 
famely being all sick none abell to beate, he went to inquire 
for the kei but could not her of it for he was gone to the 
south and his famely with himselve, being like to famish he 
was constraynd to do it : yet notwithstanding he gave the 
miller his just towle : the vardit of the courte in this acsion 
is this they finde the defendant was nessisitated to y' he did 
and the plaintif sufered no damage. 
{Court Bee. p. 30.) 



[WILL OF HENRY SCUDDER.] 

[1661, Jan. 25.] 

The last will and Testament of Henry Scuddar late of 
Huntington, Deceased, Made the 25 of January 1661. 

I Henry Scudder being in right understanding and per- 
fect memory, Do Dispose of my estate as ffolloweth : first I 
make my wife Catherin Scudder my whole and sole execu- 
tor and to foure of my Children (viz) Moses, David, Mary 
and Rebeccah Scuddar, I do give ten pound a peece ; to 
each of them And to my oldest sonne Jonathan Scuddar I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33 

do give a Duble portion (to wit) twenty pounds together 
with y^^ house and Lands w*^ his Grandfather* left him (by 
will) And ail this their severall portions I do appoint to be 
paid to them out of my Estate by my said Executor, as 
they shall come to age or at the Day of their Marriages. 
This is my whole minde & will. 
Witnessed upon Oath 
by Henry Whitney 

Edward ffrencham. 
{Court Bee. p. bO.) 



[INVENTORY OF GOODS, &c. OF EDWARD 
TREDWELL.] 

[1661, Jan. 30.] 

The 30th of January 1661. 

An Inventory of the goods & estate of Edward Tredwell 
late of Huntington Deceased ; given in by his Wife beeing 
upon Oath ; And valewed by ffoure Men Chosen, and ap- 
pointed by Authority, (viz) William Smith, Thomas 
Weckes, John Conklin, & John Titus, The vallew where of 
amounteth to two hundred eighty five pounds, (sterling)* 

The Widow having a third part thereof, commeth to 
Ninety five pounds. And the six Children having the res; 
divided among them, each Childs portion cometh to thirty 

[*The "Grandfather" was Jeffrey or Geffrey Esty, whose 
daughter Catherine married Henry Scudder, the father of Jon- 
athan Scudder. — C. R. S.] 

[f Edward Tredwell is believed to have been a son of Thomas 
and Mary Tredwell, who came from London to New England 
in the "Hopewell" in 1635. Edward came here ,via. Southold 
about 1659, perhaps earlier. He married Phoebe, a daughter 
of Epenetus Piatt. John Tredwell was a brother of Edward 
TredwelL— C. R. S.] 



^ 



34 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

one pound, thirteen shillings foure pence his oldest Sonne 
having had som thing given him by his fiather in his life 
tiem, 

Doth in this estate but share equally with y' rest of the 
Children. 

( Court Eee. p. 50.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1 66 1, Feb. 8.] 

at a Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of Huntington. 
Feb. 8, 1 66 1 it was concluded and agreed that all the rates 
now made shall be gathered and payed between this day 
and the 15th of March next insueing upon the penalty of 
ten shillings to be forfeited to the rate gatherer if he dis- 
charge his trust by making demand of every inhabitant; & 
for his neglect in his office in not making seasonable de- 
mand, he is t(j forfeit five pounds to the town ; at w^hich 
time Jonathan Rogers was chosen Rate-gatherer. 

[Copied from original, boimd with C, Records.] 
(TowH Meeting.'^, Tol. 1, 2j. 351. Coxii't Eec, p. b2.) 



[166 1, March 30.] 

It was ordered by the Court March y'' 30th 61. 

s d d 

That a warrent shall be 10 ; 4 y'' making & 6 serving. 

s d d 

A Tachment 18 ; 6 y" making, & 12 y'' serving An Exe- 
s d d d 

cution 2 ; 6, 6 v' making, &: 2 y' Destress. 

(Court Jiec, p 30.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 35 

(COaRT RECORD. ESTATE OF SAMUEL 
WHEELER.) 

(1661, May I.) 

Bee it known unto all Men by these pr^'ents That I Moses 
Wheeler of Stratford in the Jiirisdicktion of Connecticut, 
(having taken administration of the goods and Lands of 
Samuell Wheeler my kinsman late of Huntington Deceas- 
ed) Doe hereby binde my selfe my heairs, Executors, and 
administrators to y'' Court of Huntington, in the Summe 
of eighty pounds sterling to Dispose of the sd. estate of y'" 
sd. Samuell Wheeler (his kinsman Deceased) according to 
his minde and will so farre forth as hee Did expresse it, at, 
or before his Death ; (viz) to Mariem Wheeler y'' Daughter 
of y'' sd. Moses Wheeler five pounds ; to his sisters Chil- 
dren if shee have any ; or to her if shee have none twenty 
pounde ; and twenty shillings to a Neiger Boy of Mr. 
Mathews ; And to secure the rest of his estate, (all Just 
Debts being Discharged) in his owne hands (if no further 
Demande be made by any that are nearer of kinne) the 
terme of three years ; ffor the true performance whereof I 
Do hereunto set my hand, this twenty first Day of May 
1661. 

MOSES WliELER. 



The 1 2th of Aprill 1661. 
An Inventory taken of the Estate of Samuell Wheeler late 
of Huntington, Deceased, by Richard Ogden & Joseph 
Smithe, both of y"" same plantation ; being prized by them 
as ffoUoweth. 



36 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Imprim, the house, Lande & accomodations 
" one two yeare Mare 
" one horse 
" two Cowes 
" one yeare old Calfe 
" one two yeare steare 
" five swine & a halfe swine 
" one Bed & wearing Cloths 
with some other small things 

Suma. 66 GO oo 
(Court Beep. 51. j 



£ 


s. 


d. 


20 


00 


00 


o8 


00 


00 


09 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


01 


10 


00 


02 


10 


00 


05 


10 


00 


09 


10 


00 



(COURT RECORD. ESTATE OF JONATHAN 
PORTER.) 

(166 1, May I.) 

Know all men by these p''sents, that I Giles Smith of flfair- 
field ; doe binde my selfe, my Heires, Executors and Ad- 
ministrators to pay unto the three Daughters of Jonathan 
Porter late of Huntington Deseased (viz) Elizabeth, Eunis, 
and Mary ; or to their Heires (in Case that any of the sd. 
three sisters Die before their Mother) the full and Just 
summe of twenty pounds sterling, at the Decease of their 
Mother Eunis Smith. Which sd. twenty pounds the sd. 
three sisters, Elizabeth Eunis, and Mary, with the Appro- 
bation of their Husbands ; Do accept of, for full satisfac- 
tion for what portions was left them by their ffatheres last 
will and testament ;* 

[*Jonathan Porter died in Huntington iu 1660. He was at 
Salem, Mass., in 1636, and came to Huntington about 1654. 
Eunice Porter married James Chichester ; Elizabeth married 
Edward Harnet, and Mary married Stephen Jarvis, all then res- 
idents of Huntington. The widow of Jonathan Porter, Eunice, 
married Giles Smith. — C. R. S.J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 37 

In witnesse whereof I Do hereunto set my hand, this twen- 
ty first of May 1661. 

Testese Giles Smith. 

Jonas Houldsworth Clerk. 
(Court Beep. 49.; 



(TOWN MEETING.) 



(1661, Dec. 2.) 

At atowne meting the 2 of desambar 1661. 
Mr. Sticklen and WilUam Smith, thomas benidick ware 
chosen by the townes consent to end any differance be- 
tween naybar and naybar in and by every waye untell the 
next court of election (or session) at harford and in case 
the dehnquent refuse to apare before them to answar, it is 
the townes mind that either of them shall have power to 
grante a warant or warants to compell him or thay to make 
thare aparance and stand to the a ward and all so it is 
agreed that the plantive and defendant shall have liberty 
to chuse either of them a man to have the hering and thar 
vote desiding the mater in difference betwext them and in 
case thare bee any crimmall case committed by any person 
or persons of the towne or any stranger that shall com to 
towne and any way transgrese thay above menciond have 
powr to send for examin and punish ackording to the 
quality of the crime and allso these three above mencioned 
to have power to call in such as they thinke mete to asist 
them in the matar depending, and also it was agreed that 
in habitans shall have against strangars and strangars 
against inhabitants the benefit of this authoryty will so fere 
as they author)'ty will reache. 

(Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 346-8.; 



^S HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1662, Feb. 10.] 

ffebuerary the loth 1662. 

at a town meetting it was this day ordered that the bootte 
should bee sent to Conitucott Rivers mouth to fech Cap- 
tine Seele* to this Towne upon the Townes choose and 
that to be sent the first opurtunity. Secondly it was the 
same day ordered that Thomas weekes and Thomas 
Joanesf should doe their best to by a house and land in the 
Towne to be and continue the Townes for the use and 
beniffit of y*^ ministrey there in to enttertain a minisster 
at the same Towne meting Thomas Skudder wase chosen 
by the Towen To calle for an atachment and deliver it to 
the Cunstabell for to * * * * prize or Seese upon 
the house and Land which wase Samuell whellams desesed 
for an order broken by moses whellar whidh ordar wase 
made the 6 of July 1661 

{Toivn Meetings, Vol. l,p. 354.) 

[*Robart Seely, at one time owned Eaton's Neck and land 
on West Neck. His wife, Mary, was a sister of the cele- 
brated Capt. John Manning. He was killed in an Indian War 
in New England about 1675. — C. R. S.] 

[fThomas Joanes is believed to be identical with a person 
of this name at Elzing, in Norfolk, England, who left Ipswich 
for N. E. with William Andrews 1637, in the "John and Dora- 
tha," as appears in "Hotton's Lists." He married Catharine 
Esty, widow of Henry Scudder. He was probably a brother 
of Rev. John Joanes. See Trumbull's Colonial Records. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 39 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1662, Feb. 19.] 

At a towne meting being The 19 of febary 1662. John 
lome Jeames Chichester* were chosen deputies for to send iN 

to the Corte of election helld at harford next may being in 
the yeare 1663. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1. p. 350.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1662, Feb. 19.] 

At a Towne meting the 19 of feberary 1662. it was agreed 
by the magar vote that if any of the inhabitants of hun- 
tington shall aftar the last of march next insewing shall 
ither by way of gifte or paye do give or sellc entartane- 
ment to Richard Laten for more than the spase of on 
weeke every person so ofending shall pay forty shillinges 
fine for ever)^ time he shall ofend in brakeing this order 
made for the pease of the Towne. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 353.) 



[TOWN MEETING. GRANT TO REV. \VM. 
LEVERICH.] 

[1662, June 7.] 

at a towne meting of the inhabitents of huntington aboute 
the 7th of June 1662 : it was agreed and by vote granted : 

[*James Chichester was the son of James Chichester, Sr., 
who was at Taunton, Mass., in 1643, and Salem in 1650. The 
name was originally spelled " Circencester." James, Jr., resid- 
ed at Huntington Harbor. — C. R. S.] 



40 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

that Mr Leverich shall have all the meddow y* lyes aboute 
cowharbor on boeth sides the creeke, for his yerly benifit, 
so lang as he continue the minester of huntington.* 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. l,p. 350.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1662, June 7.] 

June the 7th 1662 : it was this daye ordered that thar shall 
be no foote way through goodman chichesters lot ; nor 
shall any person or persons have liberty to pass y*^ waye as 
formerly withoute leave : upon the penalty of paying all 
damages that shall be done in the same house lott in come 
or otherwise : 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p 346.) 



[TOWN MEETING. APPLICANTS FOR SETTLE- 
MENT TO BE APPROVED.] 

(1662, July 6.) 

July the 6th 1662. 

it is this day ordered by the townesmen of Huntington 
that no man possing house or lands in this town shall not 
at any time sell or left or any way alinatte any part of 
such houses or lands to any man or woman but such as 
shall be aproved of by such men as the towne have chosen 
for that purpose p.vided they receit not such men as are 
honest as are well approved of by honest and xpditious 
men only such men as have bene freely entertained into 

[*These salt meadows were probably located about the head 
of Northport Harbour. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4I 

the towne as inhabitants have thar libertie to by and 
whomsoever shall breake this above mentioned order shall 
pay 10 ten pound to the towne. the men chosen by the 
towne to aprove of such as shall be presented to them are 
as followeth. 

Mr Leverge. Will Smith 
Thos. Weekes, John Lum, 
Goodman Jones, James Chi- 
CHESLER and Jonas Wood. 
Likwis it was ordered at the same towne Metting that 
James Chichester shoulld keep the ordinary the town Chos 
him and he exepted of it. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 354.) 



[TOW^N MEETING.] 

[1662, July, 16.] 

At a towne meting of the inhabitants of huntington July 
i6th 1662. it was ordered that what man soever of our 
inhabitants being legaly chosen to the ofice of a constable 
shall refuse to serve for the yer insuing shall forthwith pay 
for his refusall thre pounds as a line to the towne. 
(Town Meetuigs, Vol \,p. 350.) 



[COURT RECORD. THOMAS MATHEWS vs. 
JOANNA WOOD.] 

[1662, July 29.] 

At a Courte held in huntington July 29th 1662 : 

Mr Thomas Mathus ])laintif against Joanna wood widdow 

adminestratix to Jonas wood defendant ; in an acsion of 



42 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



debt for fifty four pound two shilling two pence, 
the plaintif declareth in writing 

Mr John simons of hemstead apered to the case as an 
atornyfor Joanna wood widdow he denyes the charge. 
Thomas powell deposed sayth, y' the writings y'' in his 
masters books was redd to good higbe or good wood one 
or boeth of them he cannot tell which : viz : that partecu- 
lar accovuites his mas'ter good wood and good higbee : 
touching the 6 pipes of wine and the pipe of rum : when 
it was writ his master red it to him or them and ast if it 
wer well, and one of them answered yes and this was at 
oyster baye in danill whiteheds house and he furder sayth, 
he knew no other entery in his masters books aboute wines 
as touching them but that before menshoned and furder 
sayth that liveing with his master almoste nigne yers he 
never knew his masters books questioned in the leaste. 
Mr Mathus tooke his oath that the entery in his booke 
touching the case above entered is a true entery and that 
the winds ther menshoned was delevered aborde the boate 
upon acount for Edward higbe Jonas wood and him selff. 
The verdit of the jury the}^ finde for the plaintif that the 
debt demanded is just and due which the defendant must 
pay and forty shillings damage and court charges. 

The jurymen upon this acsion wer Tho. wicks, Jams 
Chichester : Tho. Jones : Richard williams, steven Jarvice : 
Sam well Titus. 

{Court Reo p. 34.) 



[DEED. WILLIAM JONES TO ROBERT SEELY.] 

[1662, December 22.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Wm. Jones of New 
Haven in New England Planter, in the Right of my wife 
Hannah Jones otherwise Eaton Daughter of Theophilus 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 43 

Eaton Esq. late Governor of New Haven Colony, deceased, 
unto whom the lands herein mentioned were given or 
granted by Rusurocon Sagamor of Cutunomack in the 
I)resence of sundry Indians 

Have, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds 
Sterling, Bargained assigned sold and set over and by these 
presents do bargain assign sell and set over unto Captain 
Robert Ciely .Ml that Island commonly called Eat(jn's 
Neck on the Eastward of Oyster Bay otherwise Hunting- 
ton Bay together with a parcel of land upon Long Island 
joining thereunto to the Eastward called Oyster Bay 
otherwise Huntington Bay as follows, viz : All Meadows, 
Woods, ways, water courses, passages, privileges, Immuni- 
ties and aj^purtenances thereunto belonging to have use 
and occupy possess and enjoy to him the said Robert Ciely 
his heirs and assigns for ever for and in consideration of 
the said fifty pounds by him the said Robert Ciely to be 
paid to me the said William Jones my Executors Adminis- 
trators and Assigns as follows — viz. Ten pounds sterling 
of the said sum in good current Pay with the Merchant on 
or before the 25th of March 1664 and ten pounds of like pay 
yearly on the said 25th of March (at his house in New 
Haven) every year until the said sum of fifty pounds be 
fully satisfied and paid and I do give the said Captain Ciely 
full power to enter upon and possess the said lands and 
premises and by law to sue for and recover the same from 
any person or persons unduly claiming or detaining the 
same or any part or parcel thereof. 

In Witness, whereof we have hercimto interchangeably 
set our hands and seals this 22nd day of December 1662. 

(Signed) W.M. Jones. 

Sealed and delivered ] 
•in the presence of { 

William Cubbell 
Thomas Hewett or Jewett 



44 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Recorded in the Office at New 
York the 12*'' day of August 1667.* 
Matthias NicoU, Secy. 
{File Eaton's Neck Papers, A.) 



[DEED. EDWARD HARNET TO JOHN 

SAMMIS.] 
[1663, Jan. 20.] 

This bill Testifeth that I Edward harnit off huntington 
on Long eiland and inhabitant in huntington have Bar- 
goned and sould unto John Samwayes of the same towne 
a house and lot lynig at the Reare of Thomas brush, 
Reareing at the mil pond for the some of ten pounds with 
al the accomidacons Belonging there unto as a lot of too 
hundred pounds : And doe here by ahnate it from my self 
eaires and assignes ffor ever to bee the proper Right of the 
afore said John Samways his heirs and assignes for ever 
and Doe Confirme the same by seting unto my hand this 
20th Day of Jenuary in the yeare of our Lord 1663 in the 
presence of these witnesses. 

Robert seely scrib Edward harnett 

Content Tytus 
this is a true Coppy writen 
by mee, Joseph Bayly 
Rec^ 
{Court Bee, p 322.) 

[*This is the first in the order of date of a series of papers 
relating to the title to the soil of Eaton's Neck, a title which 
was subsequently disputed and litigated in the Courts. From 
the papers and documents on record it appears that the Matin- 
necock Indians sold Eaton's Neck to Governor Theophilus 
Eaton in 1646. A certificate signed by the Indians, that such a 
deed was given was recorded in New Haven, dated in 1663, but 
the original deed is not found A copy of the certificate is filed 
here. The grantor in the above deed, William Jones, married, 
as therein stated, Hannah Eaton, a daughter of Tlieophikis Ea- 
ton, and he thereby acquired the title and by this deed conveyed 
Eaton's Neck to Robert Seeley — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 45 

(TOWN MEETING.) 

[1663, April 6.] 

at a towne meting the 6 of Aprell 1663 Captaine Sella Jo- 
nas Wood, Thomas wekes were chosen by the towne to 
send thar names to harforde for the Corte to Electe of them 
for magestrates. 

at the sam Towne meting John Lome was chosen consta- 
ble 

at the sam towne meting Isack plate wase chosen to be the 
mesengar to Mr bonaws. 

at the same meting Jonas wood, Tho. wekes, Thomas 
Jones, Jone lome, Edward harnet Jeames Chichester ware 
chosen to chose fremen and Jonas wood Tho. wekes., 
Thomas Jones, Tho. Skidmor were chosen to wright the 
letar to Mr bonaws. Mr. Jones his son 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1,^. 353.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1663, April 27.] 

At a towne meting the 27 of Aprell. 1663 it wase ordered 
that all fenses that are in generall either about felldes or 
horn lotes are to be sofisently mended within 3 days after 
this meting or else for every rode thatt shall be found de- 
fetetive by the men that are chosen to vew the fense for 
every rode being not jodged sufisent the owenar of the 
fense shall pay 5 shilling fine it was furthar ordared the 
sam meting that for time to com all fenses shall be sofis- 
ently repared by the 10 of March or for every rod that 
shall be found defeteive by the vewares thos that thar 
fense shall be unrepayred the 1 1 of march shall pay 5 shill- 
ing a rod. 



46 IRNTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

and at the sam meting willam Lodlom and Jonathan Rog- 
ares ware chosen to ve^v' the west end fenses and Thomas 
skuddar and henary whison to vew the este end fenses. 
the 27 of aprell 1663. goodman Chichester wase chosen 
to be the ordinar}' keeper and none but he for the entar- 
taynement of straingares and that no towns man shall sell 
any strong drinke to straingares by or sell but the towns 
men have libarty to by or sell on of a nothar or of a stran- 
gar to the quantity of a quart but not undar upon the for- 
fet of dubell the valine of what thay so selle or drawe ithar 
straingar or to wen dwellar. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, 25. 355 ) 



[TOWN MEETING. BOUNDARIES OF LANDS 
TO BE RECORDED.] 

[1663, June I.] 

At a Towne meting the i of Jeune 1663. Captain Sele, 
Thomas weekes, Thomas brush' Isacke Plate* were chosen 
by the Towne to take a vew of all landes allredy layd out 
in feldes and to record the ownar and the quantity he has 
taken up in the town booke and allso thes fowar men have 
power for to lay out and to dispose of the land a cordin to 

[*Isaac and Epenetus Piatt were brothers and sons of Rich- 
ard Piatt, who is claimed to have been the common ancestor of 
all of the name in this country. Richard came to America in 
1638 from Hertfordshire, England. He was at New Haven in 
1638 and died there in 1684. Isaac and Epenetus first make 
their appearance here about this time, 1663, and probably came 
to Southold and then to Huntington. Isaac married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonas Wood and left children as follows : Elizabeth, 
Jonas, Joseph, John, Mary and Jacob. He died in 1691. Epen- 
etus Piatt married Phoebe, probably a daughter of Jonas Wood, 
and left children Phoebe, Mary, Epenetus, Hannali, Elizabeth, 
Jonas, Jeremiah, Ruth and Sarah. He died in 1693, after hold- 
ing many official positions. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 47 

fellds or hom Lotes so as may condus to the most advanc- 
ing of thos as need land to inprofe and so to lay out as it 
may not prof presidiciall to the comanes (as nere as they 
can) or town plat and to record all such landes so layd out 
in the towns booke and for every acar layd out by thes 
men the person imploying- them are by the magar vot of 
the towne epovnted to pay six pence the acare. 
{Toion Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 356.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1663, June 6.] 

at a towne meting the 6th of Juene it was agreed at the 
sam meting that the towne plat shall be fenced in for the 
generall good for keping calfes and shepe and horses and 
for the keping hoges out of the towne and tow men to be 
chosen to mesur the ground to give in what quaintity of 
fence it will amount to and Captain sely and good Finch 
ware chosen to mesuar the fence.* 
(Toivn Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 353.) 



[COURT RECORD.] 



[1663, July 



this ordared by the Cort, hild the 3th of July 1663 for the 
wrighting a warant 4 pence, and it is furthar orderd for 
the sarving a warant eight p'"^ an atachment eighten pence 

[*John Finch, according to ''Hotton's Lists," came from Lon- 
don in the "George" in 1635, then aged 27. He died here in 
1685. Some of his lands were sold at an "out cry" to pay rates. 
— C. R. S.] 



48 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and sirving six pence writing an execution tew shilling 
six pence. 

for entring an axion. for the clarke 2 shillings six pence, for 
witeneses for a man to shillings and for a woman twelfe 
pence. 

for the Jury for evry Action six shillinges and for cvry 
Action hered by the magestrates or Commisonars ten 
shillinges and to the Cort six shilinge. 
{Court Bec.,q). 37.) 



[DEED JONAS WOOD TO JOHN COREY.] 

[1663, July 7.] 

this writing witnesseth that I Jonas wood inhabitant in 
huntington have sold and made over to John Core* of the 
same town all the housing and land both home lot and 
comonedg so fare as belongeth to a hundred pound lote 
that was formerly my father Edmone woodes the medow 
now belonging to it excepted, I the afore sayd Jonas wood 
do by thes presenc and according to the premises above 
expresed fully make over from me my eyers executers 
administrators or assines unto John Core his ayers, execu- 
tors administrators or asines the afore mentioned hous and 
home lott with all the priveledges there unto belonging 
the medow excepted to Remain free from any clayme or 
molestation of me or my ayers for ever, and the afore sayd 
John Core is to take possession of the hous now and of 
the land at mikellmus or so soon as the crope is of, witnesse 
my hand this 7th of July 1663 Jonas wood, witnesse 

[*John Corey seems to have been a man of considerable 
influence. He came from Southold to Huntington. He mar- 
ried Mary Cornish, who survived him. His children were 
Mary, Abigail, Elizabeth, John, Martha, Elnathan, Thomas 
and Abraham. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 49 

ROBART Seelye, thos. skidmor ; this is A true Coppye 
Extracted out of the originall by me. John Core. 

Recor**. 
{Court Bee, p. 327.) 



[CERTIFICATE THxVT A DEED OF EATON'S 
NECK WAS GIVEN TO THEOPHILUS 
EATON IN 1646.] 

[1663, Aug. 17.] 

This Recorded at 3' Desire of Robart seelie. 

We whose names are under written doe afirme ^ testifie 
that Resorokon sagamore of Ketanomocke of Long Island 
now called by the English Huntington Did give c^ grant 
to Theophilus Eaton Esq"^ and Governer of Newhaven, 
(now deceased) to hime his heirs and assignes forever a 
Neck of land lying on y"^ east side of Huntington Harbor 
next V' sound towards the Mayne, together w*'' a tract of 
land adjoining to y"" Bay called Cow bay, on the east side 
of it, Reaching Westward to a Runlet of water y' cometh 
into the same Bay southward, w'^^'' Runlit hath a gr* Hole 
w"' a gr' Rock in y'^ bottom, hard by the path way y' goes 
from Huntington unto Neseguanke & from the head of y'' 
Runlit south into y*" Island to v'' middle of a g""' Plaine 

halfe Breadth of y*" Island, and from y'' s** Cow Ba}- 

eastward it lyeth by the sea or sound four or five miles or 
thereabouts reaching to a little river west to Nesseynank 
great River of y'' west side of it called the fishing River, 
and from y*" end of y* River southward it Runs on y^ point 
soe to y*" Middle of y* playne toe y* Line upon the Plaine 
^ych jg ye Reare of the land lieth east & west. We doe 
all affirme that Resorocon above sd. was the sole Propretor 
of it as his owne proper Right, and did freely give it to 



JO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

theophilus Eaton then Govero"" of Newhaven as above sd. 
with all the lands, trees, meadows, springs. Rivers, water 
courses & all other preveledges & appurtenances belong- 
ing to y" sd. land, or any pt of it, we afTirme was given as 
above sd. to Mr Eaton, his heairs cS:asignes for ever, and 
that this guift was given as above sd. in y*" yeare 1646, one 
thousand six hundred forty & six, and to the truth heere-of 
we Confirme the same by setting to o"" hands In the pres- 
ence of these English Wittneses this 17th day of Aug'* 
1663.* 

Test ^'^ 

Abiell Titus musxquat 

htr mark 

EleaserxLeverige ^'' 

mark NOSCOSIT X """'" 

hi s mark 

Waring X TOWN 

his mark 

Saughtxgrum 

his mark 

NeamsexMaye 

[*As will be noticed by the description, this deed included, 
with Eaton's Neck, all the territory east of Northport Harbor 
to Smithtown River, and south to the, middle of the Island. 
This was, as far as we know, the first purchase from the In- 
dians in the boundaries of Huntington, and, with the exception 
of Southampton and perhaps Southold, the first within any 
town in Suffolk County. The circumstance that this deed was 
made to the Governor of the Colony of New Haven reminds us 
that the Indian deed to East Hampton was given to Theophi- 
lus Eaton, as Governor of the Colony of New Haven, and 
Edward Hopkins, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, in 
1648. Mr. Pelletrau, in his history of Southold, thinks that the 
lost Indian deeds to that town were made to Governor Eaton 
under the auspices and direction of the general court at New 
Haven. Such may have been the case here. There is no evi- 
dence of any settlement under it until after the Indian pur- 
chase of 1653, embracing the territory on the southwest, but it 
is possible there might have been inhabitants there at an 
earlier time. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5 1 

This writing above specified & that therein was witt- 
nissed by these p,tyes whose names are subscribed & 
marks, the day & yeare above written. 

Before me. 

ROBART SEELY 

This is a true Record of the Originall examned p mee 
James Bishop 

secretary. 
Extracted out of New haven towne Records begun Aug* 
1662-page 3 at y*^ end of sd. book & agrees there of as 
attested. 

By me W™ Jones, Recor'' 
{File Eaton's Neck papers, B.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1663, Oct. 2.] 

at a towne meting the 2 of ockto. bar 1663. 
Calebe Cornell and Tho. Skidmor were chosen to make the 
rate for the pay for the house* wase boute of M'' Leveridg.f 

[*This refers to the house which the people had at a town 
meeting voted to build for Mr. Wm. Leverich in which "to en- 
tertain the ministry." — C. R. S.] 

[fThe first settlers of Huntington, like those of other towns in 
Suffolk County, were Puritans, and formed a part of the immi- 
gration to New England, impelled chiefly by religious persecu- 
tion occasioned by acts of conformity enforced by Star Chamber 
Courts, the Conventicle and Test Acts, and other harrassing acts 
of Parliament, which continued until the Toleration Act in 
1691. They held to the doctrines contained in the Confession 
of Faith adopted at Westminster, 1642, and were in church 
government Congregational and so continued until 1747, when 
there was a change in part to the Presbyterian form. After 
the English revolution of 1688. the colonial governor, members 
of his council, and other officers, sent here from England, were 
members of the established church, Episcopalians, and their 



52 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

at the sam meting it wase voted and agreed that Mr Wood 
should be fre from paying to the charg of sending depetyes. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 356.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1663, Nov. 2.] 

at a towne meeting the 2" of november 1663 it was ordered 
and agreed on by vote that thos that bring in estates for 
the making of rates that they shall bring in show what 
estat of catell horse cind or swine and if any do not bring 
in all what they leve out shall be forfited the on half to the 
town and the other half to him or them that give intilegence 
conserning any that shall be defecent provided it be aprov 
by thos that give inteligence. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 1.) 



[DEED. JOHN GOSBY TO JAMES MILLS.] 

[1663, Nov. 27.] 

Be it known to all men by thes presents that wee John 
and Mary Gosby of Huntington one Long Island ffor a 
valuable consideration have bargened and sould and by 

official power was exerted in most of the towns to compel a 
support of the established church by taxation. They never 
succeeded in this as to Huntington, though Episcopalians, 
Quakers and others bitterly complained that they were com- 
pelled to pay taxes on their property to support a Puritan 
church. The struggle against compulsory taxation for the 
support of any particular church establishment continued until 
it was finally overthrown and church divorced from the state. 
—C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 53 

thes prsents doe bargin sell and deliver, unto James Mills 
of Hipscoebay in James River in virgina all oure Right, 
title and Intrest that wee have or had in oure new Dwelling 
house, and home, Lott in the afforsaid towne, bounded one 
the south with the Lott of Samuell Titus, on the west with 
the woods one the North with the Lott belonging to wattels 
& on the east with the Highway, together with all Rights 
priveleges accomondations proffites and Revenues belong- 
ing there to deriving there from as alsoe a sectsond parsell of 
Ground about three akers being and Lying in the west 
Commons ffield belonging to the said towne, being bounded 
one the south with such a parsell of land belonging to Tho. 
Brush of the sade towne & on the north with shuch a par- 
sell of Ground belonging Caleb Curwithy of the sade towne 
and one the easte & west with the ffence of the sade ffield, 
as alsoe a certayne parsell of Meddowe on the south side 
of the Island to the number of twelve akers lying in three 
parsells that is to say ffour Akers on the west neck bounded 
on the east ward with the medoe belonging to Timmothy 
Conkling tS: to the west ward with the Crick and fowr akres 
of Meddoe on the next neck to the estward lying betwext 
the meddoe belonging to Steven Jarvis and Josiah Latten^ 
and alsoe fower akers one the second Neck to the Eastward 
of the west neck bounded one the est with Timothy Conklin, 
Meddow & to the west ward with wattles his Meddow all 
which the afforsaid Lands Meddows, housengs and accom- 
mendations and preveleges we the affore saide John & Mary 
doe by these p'^sents sell alinate and estrange from us our 
hires, executors & administrators all our right, title and 
Intrest unto the affores said James Mills his hires exsecutors 
administrators and assignes to have and to hould ffor ever 
and we doe allso by these p'sents Ingage our selves oure 
heires executors, administrators & asignes to save harmless 
and Indemnefied the said Mills his hires, executors, admin- 
istrators & asignes ffrom any person or persons what so ever 
who may or shall lay any Clame or title to the af. said house 



54 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

or Land or any parsell of the afore sade Land to the In. 
demnefieng the sade Mills or his sucksessors in his or eithere 
or quiett possesion of the afore sade Lands or hous in 
wittnes whareof wee have here unto sett our hands and 
seles the twenty seventh day of November one thousand 
six hundred Sixty and three. The Mark of 

sealed, signed and John X and 

delivered in p'sents of MaryxGosby* 

William Ludlam 

Edward Conquest 
{Court Bee, p. 55-6.) 



[DEED. JOHN STRICKLAND TO GABRIEL 
FINCH.] 

[1663, Dec. 2.] 

March the 2 : 1663 : 
Be it known unto all men by these p'"sents that I John 
stiklan, widower, of the towne of Crafford, alias Jemeco, 
on long Hand, have bargnd & sould and by these p'sents 
doe bargin and sell unto gabriell Finch, all my acomeda- 
tions in huntington, onely my halfe neck of meddow, ex- 
cepted : I say have sould to him, his eyers, exsekcters, ad- 
minestrators and assigns, all my right and titell of house, 
house lott, barn yards, garden, frute trees, with all previli- 
ges and apurtenances thereto belonging, lying and being 
betwixt Thomas Scidmore and the lott y* was formerly 

[*John Gosbee came from Southampton to Huntington before 
1658, He was sent with others by this town that year to pro- 
cure the confirmation of the deed by the Matinecocks of the 
"first purchase," but arriving after Wyandance had given his 
ratification to another deed, of a part of the same lands, the 
mission failed. His home lot seems to have been in West 
Neck.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 55 

Joseph Smiths : with all Right of Comonage and meddow 
as namely : a lott of meddow upon the neck called ncgun- 
tetake, contayning six acars more or less, lying betwixt the 
lott y' was formerly Thomas Smiths and william ludlams, 
and also what shall fall to the share of a third lott upon the 
east neck, with all previliges thereunto belonging, except 
before excepted, with waranty against, me my eyers, exec- 
utors, adminestrators and assigns or any other clayming 
any right titell or interest to any part or parcell thereof In 
witness whereof I have sett my hand and scale the day and 
yere first above writen. 
Witness Thomas Bennydick 
Zechariah Walker 

JohnxStiklan [Seal] 

his mark 

{mie No. 37.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1663, Dec. 7.] 

at a towne meeting the 7th of desember 1663 at goodman 
finches house it was a greed to prevente the great damage 
don that at the south to the medowes by swine that every 
man shall do his best in dever to fech home and kepeing 
his swine between this day and this day to night and in cace 
he or they can not find them if after warde they be found 
in or about the medowes by ani other thay bringing 
intelygence to the owner of them thay shall have tf n 
shilling of the owner of the swine for thare labor and the 
owner fourth with the next day shall go or send to fech 
them home and in case such swine as are feched home 
returne to the south againe the owner shall pay to thos as 
bring inteligence as such fine exprest and in case the own- 
er do not forthwith upon inteligence given fech his 



56 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

swine horn from the south for every such swine found at 
the south 2 days after intehgence given 



to the owner, there shall be ten shilling forfit which the 
owner of the swine shall pay ; five shillings to him or 
them that find them at the south after notice given and the 
other five shillings shall be the town's, to dispose of as 
they think good. 

[Copy from original bound with the C. Records.] . 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 1-3.) 



[DEED. JOHN WESTCOTT TO THOMAS 
POWELL.] 

[1663, Dec. 8.] 

Know all men by these p'sents that I John Westcott lat of 
fairfield Bargained and sold and doe by these p.sents make 
over from mee my heirs executo"^" administrate and assignes 
for ever to Tho. powell"-' his heyers executo" administraf^' 

[*Thomas Powell was prominent in all the earliest history of 
this town. He was a Quaker, and, though his religious belief 
and practice differed so widely from the dominant Presbyterian 
faith here, he exercised great influence, and at one time or 
another held nearly every office in the town. After considera- 
ble research I am of the opinion that he was the son of Thomas 
Powell, who, pursuant to a warrant of the Earl of Carlisle, was 
sent from London to the Barbadoes Islands in 1635. He 
probably came from those Islands to Huntington with Jonas 
Wood, of Halifax, when the latter was on a voyage to those 
Islands in the rum and sack trade, for it appears by the Court 
records that he had, when younger, lived with Jonas Wood 
nine years. Near the end of his life he acquired and occupied 
a large tract of land on the border of Queens County, near, or 
including what is now Woodbury. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 57 

and assignes for ever all mv accomedations which Moses 
Hayte and m}- selfe bought of Richard ogden in Hunting- 
ton that is to say my house home lot meadow and hollow 
Comonage and all previledges belonging to y' accomoda- 
tion as alsoe land upon y'' plaines which belonged to 
Richard ogden when I bc^ught the accomodati(jns of him 
I y*^ afore^'' John doe bind my self my heires and assignes 
to Clear all Rate and taxations that shall bee demanded 
and found from the beginning of y'^ world to this day as 
wittness my hand this 8th of december i6C}. 
Witnesses ^ John Wescott 

Thomas Skidmore 
Caleb Wood 

This is a true Coppy of y'" orriginall deed extracted by 

Thomas powell, Recorder. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 27.) 



[CAPT. JOHN SCOTT'S PRETENSIONS 
DENOUNCED.] 

[1663, Dec. 26.] 

Propounded and voted this 26 of the 12 month 1663: 

It was propounded that, if Capt. John Scotf" should 
come and command the constable to warn a town-meeting, 
the said constable should not obey him without he shew 

[*Capt. John Scott was a bold and seditious adventurer, 
whose name appears more or less in the records of all the towns 
on Long Island at this period. He pretended to have authority 
to adjust the boundaries of this town in its controversy respect- 
ing Lloyd's Neck. He made himself notorious by his denun- 
ciation of the King's authority and of the Connecticut goven- 
ment, until he was finally arrested at Setauket and taken to 
Hartford, tried, and his lands sequestrated. Huntington made 
short work of him. — C. R. S.] 



58 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

his commission impowered by his majesty King Charles 
the Second. 

2. It was voted that if Capt. John Scott should com- 
mand to see our title to the lands of this town that he should 
not see them unless he shew his power to be from King 
Charles the Second. 

It is voted that when Chiskanoli come that Mr. Wood 
shall have power to agree with him and the towne to 
gratifie him to shew the boundaries of the necks of 
meadow at the South bought by the Town. 

[Copy from the original recorded at p. 43, of the Court 
Records. Copied in the revision of the Town Records, 

I873-] 

(Town Meetings, p. 5 and Court Eec. p. 27.) 



[ORDER OF GOV. NICHOLS CONCERNING 
THE SOUTH NECKS.] 

[1664, March 6.] 

Att the Generall Meeting of y® Deputyes ot long Island 
held before y'' Governer at Hempsteed march 6th 1664. 
Huntington 
Oyster bay 

It is this day ordered y* y^ Towne of Huntington 
shall possesse & enjoye three necks of meadow land in 
Controversy between y"': and oysterbay as of Right 
belonging to them they haveing y® more anncient Grant for 
them, but in as much as it is pretended that Chickano 
marked out foaer Necks for Huntington in steed of three, 
if upon a joynt view of them it shall appeare to be soe, then 
Huntington shall make over the out most neck next to 
oysterbay to y'' inhabitants thereof and their heirs forever, 
the Indians or some of them of whome each towne made 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 59 

their purchase, being personally present when the view is 
to be made- 



R. NiCOLLS 



{File, No. 11.) 



[COURT RECORD. JOHN RICHBELL AGAINST 

JOHN CONKLIN. THE TITLE 

TO LLOYD'S NECK.] 

[1664, March 10.] 

Mr. John Richbell [ At the general meeting of the deputies 
John Conklin \ of Long Island held before the Gov- 

ernor at Hempstead March 10, 1664. 
Upon hearing the differences between John Richbell of 
Oyster Bay, and John Conkling of Southold concerning a 
certain neck of land near Oyster Bay, called Horse Neck, 
Mr. Richbell making his right appear by several deeds & 
testimonies, and no sufficient right or title appearing to be 
in the said John Conkling or those from whom and in whose 
name he claims ; it is this day ordered, that Mr. John Rich- 
bell is to have possession of the said Horse Neck with its 

[*This is the first positive indication of outside governmental 
authority in Huntington. Township independence had come 
to an end. The Dutch power in New Netherland had just been 
broken and the country conquered by the English. King 
Charles II had made his grant and charter to the Duke of York, 
granting New Amsterdam, including Long Island. Col. Rich- 
ard Nicholls, Governor of the Colony of New York, had taken 
possession and issued his proclamation commanding obedience 
to King Charles II. The flimsy allegiance to Connecticut 
ceased. Henceforth the Duke's Laws were to prevail here, and 
his charter and grants by his governors constituted the foun- 
dation of all title to lands. Indian deeds aviiiled nothing except 
that it was made a condition of procuring the governor's grant 
that the Indian "right owner" should be produced and his 
release given. — C. R. S.] 



6o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

appurtenances as of right belonging to him & the said John 
ConkUng nor any other by or under him are to disturb 
him the said Mr, Richbell, or his assigns in the quiet and 
peaceable posesssion & enjoyment thereof: 

Richard Nicolls 

Whereas the matters in difference between Mr. Jno. 
Richbell and John Conkling concerning a parcel of land 
near Oyster Bay, called Horse Neck, were at the General 
Meeting at Hempstead heard on both parts and concluded 
that Mr. John Richbell had the right to the said land, for 
which he had then order of possession : These are to re- 
quire and command you that you immediately put Mr. 
Richbell or his assigns into possession of the premises, and 
that no person be permitted to keep possession of part or 
parcel thereof who pretend any right or title from or 
under the said John Conkling ; for which this shall be your 
warrant. Given under my hand at Fort James in New 
York this 29 day of June 1665. 

Richard Nicolls. 

To all Justices of the Peace High Constables, Constables 
Overseers, or whom Elce this may concern.* 

( Copy from the Becords of the Manor of Queens Village, ''Vel- 
lum Books'—File Lloyd's Neck papers D.) 

[*This was the first suit of importance to Huntington under 
the " Duke's Laws," and as it was decided adversely, although 
Huntington people had held possession of Horse Neck for 
eleven years, the people here were not well-disposed toward 
the new government and tried unsuccessfully to get annexed to 
Connecticut. Possession of Horse Neck was only nominally 
given up and more suits soon followed. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6l 

[BOND. JAMES MILLS TO JONAS WOOD.] 

[1664, April 6.J 

Aprill ye 6"' 1664. 

this ingadgeth mee James Mills of Pisquategue Bay in 
James River Virginia and ni}- assinee to pay 

or caus to bee paid to Mr Jonas wood of Huntington or 
his assignees the full and just sum of six pounds and eaight- 

een shillings sturling bee paid in Huntington att my 

Return from Virginia or within fower months from this 
time in som curraut * " pay to his content and att 
prise * * and is in for and consideration of a Debt 
to him that said * * the widoe of John Casbr late of 
the said towne deaseased the said sum is attached by the 
assise of the said towne in my hands as alsoe * shillings 
and six pence for the said attachment as witness my hand. 
Witness James Mills 

Thomas Brush. 
Thomas Scudder. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 7.) 



[TOWN OF HUNTINGTON vs. ROBERT SEELY. 
TITLE TO EATON'S NECK.] 

[No Date.] 

The Declaration of the towne of Huntington Beeing 
Against Capt Robart seely Defendant in an action for 
trespas. 
May it please this honorable Cort now mett wee being 

* * Doe Declare against Captn Robart seely in an action 

* * * * for selling and giveing posession of our 
medow land * * Right of upland on a neck on the east 
side of huntington harbour which is to our great Damage 
the Defendant having nothing off the townes Right by 



62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

their Lawfull purchas ***** forewarned from 
giveing or takeing any possesson * * * Land and that 
by the consent of the towne in generall * * * * bee 
made apeare to this Coort by sufficient prooffe the wa * 
* * * * the Defendant made slite of and for all that 
could bee said on the towns part in a mild and naybourely 
way. * * * * hee proceeded and gave possession to 
the man that hee * * sould it too : which occasoned 
the towne ffurther troble and charge : Being Deprived of 
the use of theire owne Land as upon the y^^ of february 
1664 which caused the towne to send men to the neke 
gorg & Balding had fenced in and bilt upon : wch was to 
jj^ * * * * * said balding that hee was there Contra- 
ry to the townes mind and that there hee should not Re- 
maine And further * * * men ware to protest against 
his further preseeding * * * our men Did as will bee 
made apeare to this honorable coorte by prooffe all which 
will not efect the end * * * which wee ware att this 
troble which was only * * * wee might peasabley 
Injoye that which is our * * * bought and paid for as 
may appeare to this honor* * * * cort by our Deed 
w'^'' was assigned to us by the true p'prietors owners of the 
afore said land Now in contriverse and there fore wee 
humbley crave the helpe of this honorable coort for the 
Determination of our cause according to law 
(Court Bee, p. 261. — Loose leaf.) 



[No Date.] 

that which I have Written conserning the bargan between 
John davis and abigall Samons is don with out the know, 
of either of them : aftar I came home for feare difference 
could arise I have written it as I am Recorder upon oath : 
John Core. 

Record. 
{Town Meeting, Vol. I, p. 356.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6$ 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1664, June 6,] 

at a towne meting the 6**" of June 1664 it was voted and 
agreed by the magar vot that Jery wood* shall have libarty 
to perchas heare in this towne and to be reseved as an in 
habitante. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 356. j 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1664, Dec. 13.] 

at a towne meeting the 13 of Desember 1664 Thomas 
weekes Isaac plat were chosen to gather Mr Jones his rate 
and to take as fair what may be for his comfort so far as 
consernes the towne so long as Mr Jones dos stay or the 
towne se case. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 1.) 

[*Jeremiah Wood no doubt came from Hempstead, and was 
the son of Jeremiah, Sr., who died in Hempstead in 1686, as 
appears by deed recorded in Hempstead Records, Liber i, p. 
283, County Clerk's office, in which it is recited that "Jeremiah 
Wood, Joseph Wood and Jonas Wood are brethren and sons of 
Jeremiah Wood, lately deceased." Again, in deed by Jonas 
Wood, Vol. 2, p. 172, it is recited that Jonas "resigns his 
interest in lands that belonged to his grandfather, Edmond 
Wood." Probably this is the "Edmond" who died in Hun- 
tington. — C. R. S.] 



64 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. THOMAS MATTHEWS, &c., TO GEORGE 

BALDWIN.] 

[1665, March 6.] 

Know all men by these p^'sents that I thomas powell of 
huntington upon Long eiland attornie to Mr Thomas 
Mathews Merchant have for the valine of thirtie five 
pounds to bee paid in mannor and forme following viz : 
fifteene pounds at or uppon the 29 of September 1666 and 
twentie pounds the 29th of September 1667 for which I 
have Bargon sould and by these p'sents doe bargon sell 
and Deliver unto gorge balding of huntington aforesaid 
all the Right title and Intrest that Mr thomas Mathews, 
Marchant have in an acommendations that lieth at the 
harboure in the afore said huntington north to the woods 
and west to the harboure or that I have from him by 
aughthoritie of an Attornie from him that wee have or had 
in hous and lott aforesaid together with all the Improved 
lands priviledges accommendatons proffits Revenews 
thereto belonging or accureing therefrom as alsoe A cer- 
taine parcell of ground about six acars ling in the east 
ffeild the lott of nathaniell foster on the east side and the 
lot of Gabrell Linch on the west the lott of thomas Scud- 
der and henry whitson on the north and the south side the 
woods as alsoe A certaine p'sell of medowe on the south 
side of the Hand about the number of sixteene acars bee it 
more or les lying on the eastermost neck now purchased 
of the bounds of huntington all which the aforesaid Lands 
Meddows housings and accomcndac. and priviledges I 
the afore said thomas powell attorney to Mr thomas Ma- 
thews doth by these p'sents sell alienate and estrainge 
from us or either of us our heires executors administrs. 
and assignes all our Right title and intrest unto the afore- 
said gorge balding his heires executors administrators and 
assignes to have and to hould ffor ever and I doe also by 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6$ 

these p''sents Ingadge my sclfe my heircs executors admin- 
istrators and assignes to save harmeles and Indemnified 
the said balding his heires execut. administrs. and assignes 
ffrom any person or persons whatsoever whoe maye or 
shall laye any claime or title to the afore said hous Lands 
or any part or parsell thereof to the Indemnifieng the said 
belding or his sucksessors in his (jr either quictt possession 
of the aforesaid hous or lands in vvitnes whereof I have 
here unto sett my hand this six Day of march in the yeare 
of our lord 1665. 

signed and delivered THOMAS Powell 

in the p'sents of 

tlie mark of 

Ales X BAYLY 

Joseph bayly* Rec"" 
(Court Iiec.,p.'i20.) 



[COURT RECORD. JONAS WOOD vs. JAMES 

MILLS.] 

[1665.] 

1665 Mr Jonas Wood plaintle against James Mils def. 

found upon due examination as is made appear by bill 

in James his own hand of James River Virginia that 

seaven pound six pence due to Mr Jonas wo(k1 from 

the said mils for wich wee the said townmen doe grant an 
attachment upon the any goods or estate that can bee found 
of the said mils and to men then to prise the said estate 
which men is Tho. Scudder and Tho. skidmor. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 7.) 

[*Joseph Bayle is supposed to have been the son of John 
Bayle, who was born in England in 1617. Came from London 
in the "True Love" to the Bermudas in 1635, and afterwards 
settled at Southold. Joseph came to Huntington from Southold. 
He was Captain of the "Train Band" and Town Clerk and 
Recorder several years. — C. R. S.] 



66 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1665, April 26.] 

At a Towne Meeting the 26*'^ of Aprill 1665. it is 

voted and agreed by the trustees of the said towne that 
Sam- "•• ■'• and Jonathan Rogers shall bee the men to 
vew the west end fense' feild fence and it to bee Repaired 
sufficiently within too Days aft- * * and for the este 
end of the towne John Rogers and henry whit * men to 
vew the east end fence and east feild and see it bee * 
don within to Dayes after this meeting and it is further 
agreed by * * said * * that y'^ men or either of the 
said men or men * * shall reffuse the viewing of the 

said fenses for the year that they shall * * for 

such Refusing, fortie shillings.* 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 7.) 



[ DEED. CALEB WOOD TO SAMUEL DAVIS.] 

[1665, May 12.] 

Know all men By these p'sents that I Caleb Wood off 
huntington upon Long eiland in yorkesheere husbandman 
have for the vallue of seaven pounds to bee paid in a young 

mare that is to be a yeare ould and vantadge when 

shee is Delivered which is to bee in July next ensuing and 
More at Large is exprest by A bill of Debt under hand 
signed fior which I have Bargoned sould and by these 
p'sents Doe Bargon sell and Deliver unto Samuell Davis 

[*The Duke's Laws required what was called a " perambula- 
tion " of the boundaries of farms and "home lots " once every 
year under a penalty of seven shillings for each day of neglect. 
A " perambulation " of the boundaries between towns was also 
required to be made every three years in the month of Febru- 
ary, under a penalty of ^5 for neglect. The law also required 
the constable and overseers to appoint fence viewers to examine 
the fences and order necessary repairs made. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 67 

of southhamten upon Long eiland and yorkesheere afore- 
said all my Rite tytell and Intrest that I have in a como- 
dacon which is a too hundred pound alotmcnt that lyeth 
and being in huntington aforesaid the Lott of henry whit- 
son on the south side and the Lott that was given to 
trustram hodges on the north the Reare Running to the 
woods and frunted with the highwaye together wnth all 
Lands priveledges accomidacons profits and Revenews 
there to Belonging or accrueing therefrom as also A Cer- 
taine p'sell of Meddow Lying on the south side of the eiland 
which containeth eaight acars which is the pporsion of a 
too hundred pound Lott lyeng and Being on the easter- 
most neck now purchased all which the afore said Lands 
Meddows and accomidacons and privelledges I the afore 
said Caleb wood Doe by these p'"sents sell alienate and 
estrainge from mee my heires executors administrators 
and assignes all my tytell and Intrest unto the aforesaid 
Samuell Davis his heires executors administrators and 
assignes to have and to hould for ever and I Doe by these 
prsents Ingadg my selfe my haires executors administrators 
and assignes to save harmeles and Indemnified the said 
Davis his heires executors administrators and assignes from 
any parson or p'son whatsoever whoe may or shall Laye 
Any claime or title thereto or Any part or p'sell there of to 
the Indcmnifing the said Davis or his sucksessors in his or 
either of thaire quiet possession of the aforesaid Lands 
Meddow or any part or p'sell there of and the aforesaid 
Lands and every part and p'sell thereof to bee tree from 
all Rites and tacksacons from the Begining of the world 
imtill June 1665 as witnes my hand this twelfe Daye of 
may in the yeare of our lord 1666 

Signed and Delivered CALEB WoOD 

in the p''sents of 
John finch 
Joseph Bayly, Rec"^ 
{Court Rec. p. 321.) 



68 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1665, May 30.] 

Att a generall Town Meeting held the 30*'' of May 1665. 

it was voted and Agreed the Daye aforesaid that all 
young Cattell or all Cattell exsept working oxen and 
Milsh Cows should be drove out to horse neck on thurs- 
day being second of June and if all can not be got — by 
that then the Rest should bee drove on the last Day of the 
same week and that thomas brush and Joseph whitman 
were the men that * * appointed to keepe the cattell 
on the first week and thomas weeks jun"" * Caleb wood 
the next week and soo they to keep the Cattell as long as 
the towne see accasion and to have for their satisfaction A 
* * for I day and it is further agreed that if any inhabi- 
tant will not drive his cattell their that hee or they shall 
pay their equall preportion towards the satisfaction of the 
men so appointed to keep.* 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 7.) 



[AGREEMENT. JOHN SCOTT AND GEORGE 
WOOD.J 

[1665, June 15 to 1671.] 

Know all men by these presents that whereas by vertue 
of an order from John Scott George Wood was seized of 
one hundred ackers of land by lease to have fowerteen 
ackers of the land at the expiration of six yeares, there fall- 

[*This bold act of the people of Huntington in occupying 
Horse Neck was doubtless the cause of John Richbell, to whom 
it had been awarded in the preceding suit, bringing an action 
to recover possession, which he did in September of the same 
year.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 69 

ing out in y*" time acting of affaires such obstructions from 
John Richbell of oysterbay marchant, who Clames the 
whole necke as well in the Right of major generall John 
Lcvcritt as his owne, and othere causes by which the said 
John Scott becomes disinabled of the performance of the 
lease formerly made from the said John Scott to the said 
george wood upon the which matter as an Issue of all def- 
ferences it is Concluded by & betwixt both parties that 
george wood shall have in full sattisfax:tion of y'' said non- 
performance of his lease and saile of 15 acors, all y' house 
orchard horn lott land in the feild meaddow att South with 
all Rights, members & appurtanances belonging to y'' ac- 
comodation which the said John Scott bought of James 
miles formerly John gosbies all which the said George 
Wood his heires and assignes shall injoye for ever to the 
performance of y"" premises y'' said John Scott & george 
wood doe put to there hands this 1$^^ of June 1665. 
Signed & delivered John Scott. 

in y*^ presents of *■"= "'=''■'"' "*■ 

Simon Lanne george x wood 

witt. John Tredwell 

Entered in the office of Records att fort James in new 
yorke this 21^* of ffebruary 1670 Matthias Nicolls, sec'' 

Whereas I the within named James miles did Impower 
Capt. John Scott of seatocit one long Island to dispose in 
my behalfe of a house land and other appertenances & 
accomodations there to belonging which formerly 1 pur- 
chased of John Gosbe deceased, situated & being in hun- 
tington and the boands <Sl limetts thereto beelonging and 
where as the said Scott hath disposed to george wood the 
said house land and other, the appertenances as by this deed 
with in writen may more at large appeare and whereas 
James Chitester of y*" said towne pretended I the said milles 
am Indebted to him hath unjustly molested the said george 
wood in the quiet possession of the said house and land 



•JO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

These there fore wittnes y' I the said miles doth avouch 
and affeirme y* y*" said Chichester is about 20'^ sterling in 
my debt the which I shall sufficiently prove in time and 
place Convenient & I doe here by ratefie & confirme & 
allow of this within deed made by Cap*^ Scott for my use 
& behofe to georg wood his heirs & assignes for ever dis- 
owning for myself my heirs and assignes all right title 
clame or Intrust in or to the said house and land & I doe 
hereby Impower Theophilus phillips ot newtowne on long 
Island to bee my attorney to accknowledge this deed in 
Court and to have it recorded as wittnes my hand & scale 
the 30*^ Deem. 1670. 

James Mills. 
wittnes acknowledged before 

Ralph hunt Richard beetts 

X*"'^ "''* Justice of y'' peace. 

Entered in y'' office of Records att fort James new yorke 
this 21^* of ffeb 1670 

Matthias Nicols, sec^ 

I george wood of new towne of long Island doe assigne 
all my Right <S: tittle of this bill of sale to william osburne 
of long Hand from mee my heires and assignes to him his 
heirs and assignes peaceably to Injoy for ever as witness 
my hand & scale this 5*'' may 167 1. 

his mark 

GEORGE X WOOD 

Signed and delivered 

in the presence of us. 

John Marshall 

Samuell more. 

This is a true Coppy out of y*^ orriginall. 

Thomas powell, Rec^ 
{CourtRec.p. 297-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 7I 

I William osbourne of Hempstead one long Hand doe heer 
by assigne over all my right and intrust in this within 
written bill of sale assigned from gorge wood to me m}' 
heires and assignes I say I doe assigne the same fully and 
absolutly from mee my heires and assignes to Jonathan 
Scudder of Huntington one long Hand his heirs, and as- 
signes peaceablely to injoy for ever as wittnes my hand 
this 24 of August 1674. 

Test. Jonah fordam William Osuourx. 

Samuell Tittus. 
This is a true Coppy out of y° originall by me. 

Thomas Powell. Rec"" 
{Court Bee. p. 299.) 



[DEED. CALEB WOOD TO SAMUEL DAVIS.] 

[1665, June 24.] 

Records off Alottments : 

1665. 

June y" Sould By Caleb wood off Huntington uppon Long 
24''' Esland unto Samuell Davis off South hampton 
uppon Long eiland all his Right title and intrest in 
a Lott that Lyeth in huntington and adjoyneing to 
A lott off Henry Whitsons on the south sid and A 
lott that was Late in the posession of William 
whitemore on the North sid and the higeh way to 
the harbor on the west sid which lott is in the pos- 
session of the said Caleb and according to the 
Name of A too hundred pound lott with eaight 
acers of Meddow at the south on the eastermost 
Neck which I the said Caleb wood have delivered 
up unto the said Samuell Davis for and in Consid- 
eraton of seaven pounds to bee paid at or before 
the twentie on of December next ensuing. 



72 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

p mee Jos : Bayly. 
By George woods Report and none els. 

Made over By John Scott Late of hempsteed all 
his Right titel and Intrest in a Lott that was on 
Cosbis Desesed in huntington and Late in the 
possession off James Mils off James River Vergin- 
ea which hee the said scott owned By A deed of 
sale ffrom the said James Mils which lot is A three 
hundred pound lott with all the apurtinances or 
privilidges that doth there unto belong which hee 
the said John scott doth ffully and ffreely acknowl- 
edge to have Resind to gorge wood his heires and 
assigns entird cominad. adjoyneing to Samel titus 
on the south and watels on the north and the 
street on the east feeld land calib coronthos on the 
west and tho. brush on the east : 

p mee. 

Joseph Bayly. 
Record. 
{Court Bee. p. 319.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1665, July 2.] 

July the 2nd 1665. 
Att a towne Meeting held the day and yeare abovsd By 
the Constable and Overseers of Huntington conserning the 
Common medder : at the south that noo inhabitant shall 
Mowe any gras fres or salt upon any of the s"* Comon 
Meder without leve from the Counst. and tho. weks and 
John Kettcham upon the forfeitture of seven shillings for 
esh loade soe Mowed or cut without leve and to be levied 
to the use of the towne. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 73 

[DEED. HENRY LUDLAM TO NATHANIEL 
FOSTER.] 

[ 1665, Oct. 3.] 

Know all men by these p'rsents That I Henr}' Ludlam ot 
Southampton one Long Hand in new England plan', have 
and by these p'sents doe alienate bargaine & sell and for 
and in consideration of a valuable consideration in hand 
recived have & hereby doe (as afore, sd.) alienate & sell 
unto Nathaniell ffoster of easthampton on y*" sd. Hand all 
y* my messuage or tenem* in y'' towne of Huntington one 
y'' sd. Hand with all y'' houseing yards orchards, gardens, 
fences, & easem''', with all y'^' upland & meadow or marsh 
ground y' there unto belongeth with all y" p'fitts & 
comcdities or enlargments there to doth or here after may 
belong the said accomodations, goeing at y'^ sd. Hunting- 
ton under or at y"^ Denomenation of an two Hundred 
pounds or second allottm* to him y'^ sd. Nathaniell foster 
his heyers executors administ'* & assignes. for ever. To 
have and to hold, and peaceably and quietly to possesse & 
enjoy for ever with out the least lett hindarnce moUesta- 
tion or desturbance of mee the sd. Henry Ludlam my 
heyers executo'' administrate or assignes or any other 
claimeing any right, title or intrest in y"^ premisses or any 
part thereof in my name or by vertue of any former saile 
bargaine mortgage or any act of mine whatsoe ever In 
witnes where of I have here unto sett my hand and scale 
this third day of October Ano. dom. 1665. 
signed, sealed Henry Ludlam. 

and delivered in [Scale O.] 

the p'sents of us. 

Henry Peirson. 

john,dickerson 

This is a true Coppy of the orriginall Deed extracted 
by me. Thomas Powell 

Rec 
{Court Beep. 293.)' 



74 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[JOHN RICHBELL AGAINST HUNTINGTON. 
THE TITLE TO LLOYDS NECK.] 

[1665. Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, inclusive.] 

The proceedings at the General Court of Assizes held at 
New York on the Island of Manhattan before the Gover- 
nor and his Council and the Justices of the Peace of York- 
shire, upon Long Island, on the 28th, 29th and 30th days 
of Sept., and the 2d, 3d and 4th days of Oct., in the 17th 
year of his Majesty's reign, anno domine 1665. Sept. 28th. 

John Richbell, Pit. 

The inhabitants of the Town of JJuntington, Def'ts. 

The names of the Jurors : — Richard Gildersleeve, Fore- 
man of the Jury, John Symonds, Henry Pierson, Thomas 
Smith, William Hallet, Edward Titus, John Burrows. 

Mr. John Rider, Att'y for Pl't. 

The pl't declares upon an action of trespass, for that the 
def'ts have given him unjust molestation in possession of a 
certain parcel of land commonly called Horse Neck to his 
damage &c. ; whereupon he brings his suit. To prove his 
title the plaintiff produces a bill of sale of the said land 
from Richard Russel and Nicholas Davison, who were 
appointed by the General Court at Boston to administer 
upon all the estate, both real and personal, of Samuel 
Andrews who died intestate at Charlestown in New Eng- 
land. The plaintiff proves the purchase of the said Neck 
of land for a valuable consideration by Samuel Andrews, 
from Daniel Whitehead, who was the first purchaser there- 
of from the natives, Sept. 20th 1654. 

After that Samuel Andrews had made his purchase from 
Daniel Whitehead, he obtained a confirmation thereof 
from the Grand Sachem, Wyandanck, which was produced. 

Nathaniel Sylvester declares in Court that he is a witness 
to the confirmation and that he disbursed the pay for it at 
the request of Mr. Andrews. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 75 

Richard Woodhull, sworn in Court says, he accompanied 
Samuel Andrews and Daniel Whitehead to Shelter Island, 
where the Grand Sachem met them and confirmed the 
same, and that returning home, he met one John Gosby ot 
Huntington, who said he was employed by the town 
to purchase the said Neck of land of the Sachem, for their 
town, but hearing of the said confirmation, he said he was 
come too late, and so returned homeward. John Scudder 
(not sworn) declares in court, that he being then an inhabi- 
tant of the town of Huntington, knoweth that Mr. John 
Gosby was so employed by them, and that he returned 
with the answer that he was too late. 

Capt. John Underhill sworn, sa^s that he ther living at 
Southold, Mr. Andrews came and told him, he was going 
to get Horse Neck confirmed by the Sachem ; returning 
he called on him again and said he had done his business, 
and that awhile after, John Gosby coming to him told him 
what he came about, but was come too late. 

The Attorney for the plaintiff, pleaded likewise a verdict 
obtained by the plaintiff at a General meeting held before 
the Governor at Hempstead, in the beginning of March, 
1664, w'hereupon he had judgment given for him, against 
John Conkling, who sued for the same land in behalf of 
his wife and some orphans, and had an order for possession 
accordingly. 

Mr. Leveridge, attorney for the defendants, in answer to 
the plaintiff's declaration, denies the unjust molestation — 
pretends the want of timely benefit of the declaration, and 
alleges that the judgment and order at the General Meet- 
ing at Hempstead concerned only Conkling's pretences, 
not theirs. 

He argues the defendant's title to Horse Neck to be 
more valid, as being more ancient than the plaintiff's. 

He produces an assignment from the inhabitants of 
Oyster Bay of all their rights to the lands at Huntingtc n, 
&c., bearing date 2d April, 1653, wherein he says Horse 



-jd HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Neck is included (though not by name mentioned) as not 
being excepted, and that it comes within their line ; for 
proof thereof, two depositions are read in Court, the one 
from Thomas Benedict, sworn before Justice Denton, the 
other from John Corey, sworn before John Strickling who 
lives out of the government. They are both to this pur- 
pose, that after the first purchasers had sold their lands to 
those of Huntington, some of them bethought themselves 
of Horse Neck, and desired that they might have half of 
it, and if not the one-half then they might have liberty to 
put their horses on it, but both were denied them. 

Mr. Leveridge alleges that the desire of the first pur- 
chasers, after their resignation, implies that they were 
sensible they had parted with their rights ; he likewise 
pleads possession of the said Neck, near double four years, 
without any legal demant or just molestation. 

The attorney for the plaintiff offers to prove that Horse 
Neck was not included in the resignation made by the first 
purchasers. 

Daniel Whitehead, one of thefirst purchasers of the lands 
at Oyster Bay and Huntington (not admitted to take his 
oath, it being alleged he was a party) declared that Horse 
Neck did never belong to either of the towns, it being 
reserved by the Indians at their first sale for hunting, and 
Mr. Leveridge being told by a chief Sachem, he wrote to 
the said Daniel Whitehead to buy it, otherwise he should 
not come to live at Huntington. 

Robert Williams, not sworn, one of the first purchasers, 
declares that Horse Neck was excepted by the Indians, in 
their first sale, as reserved for their hunting. So Oyster 
Bay could not resign what they had not. He says more- 
over, that they being sensible of their want of title to the 
said Neck, he struck a bargain with an Indian for it, and 
delivered him a coat in part payment lor it, but the Indian 
coming no more, he could not go through with his 
bargain, which afterwards, Daniel Whitehead did perform. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 7/ 

Deposition — Richard Holbrook, another of the first 
purchasers, deposeth to the Indians reserving- Horse Neck 
when they bought their lands at Oyster Bay and Hunt- 
ington. 

Attestation — Anthony Wright, Thomas Hermitage, at- 
test the same under their hands. 

Nicholas Wright, sworn in Court, declarcth the same 
and that he knew that Mr. Leveridge had written a letter 
about the purchase of it. 

As to the possession, the attorney of the plaintiff de- 
clares that the plaintiff had possession given hmi by an 
order of the General Meeting at Hempstead, before which 
he knew not where to have recourse for law or justice. 
The attorney for the defendants objects agamst the taking 
possession by the plaintiff to be legal, it being not done by 
the Sheriff, a forma cjcctionis. 

He finds a difference in the oaths, depositions and attes- 
tations made for the plaintiff ; some calling that which Mr. 
Andrews purchased at Shelter Island, a confirmation, 
others a sale, and he questions the Sachem Wyandanks 
power to do either. 

The attorney for the plaintiff alleges that notwithstand- 
ing Mr. Leveridge questions Wyandanck's power, yet the 
town of Huntington would have purchased Horse Neck of 
him and had a confirmation of their land from him likewise 
which was allowed of by them. 

After a long debate of the cause on both ])arts, it was 
refered to the jury, who the next morning, being Sept. 29, 
brought in their verdict as foUoweth, viz : 

VERDICT. 

That upon serious consideration of the cause depending 
between Mr. Richbell and the Town of Huntington ; 
weighing all the evidences, we find for the defendants, we 
finding that the ancient deed is the right of Huntington, 
wherein we find by the bound of Huntington's deed, and 
by evidence that Horse Neck (which is in controversy) 



78 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

lyeth within the bounds of Huntington's deed, except 
further light can be made to appear unto us by the Hon. 
Gov'n. and Council, and that plaintiff shall pay all costs 
and charges depending upon this suit. 

The plaintiff appealed from the verdict to the Governor 
and Council. 

THE APPEAL 

At the Court of Assizes held at New York the 28"' of 
Sept. by his majesty*" authority in the seventeenth year of 
the reign of our Sovereign Lord, Charles the Second, by 
the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
King, defender of the faith, &S and in the year of our Lord 
God 1665. 

John Richbell, Plaintiff, the Inhabitants | 

of the Town of Huntington, defendants. ( 

The Court having heard the case in difference between 
the plaintiff and defendants debated at large concerning 
their title to a certain parcel of land commonly called 
Horse Neck, and having also seen and perused their 
several writings and evidences concerning the same, it was 
committed to a jury who brought in their verdict for the 
defendants ; upon which the Court demurring, did examine 
further into the equity of the cause, and upon mature and 
serious consideration, do find the said parcel of land called 
Hors Neck doth of right belong to the plaintiff, it being 
purchased by the said plaintiff for a valuable consideration 
and by the testimony of the first purchasers under whom 
the defendants claim, was not conveyed or assigned by 
them to the defendants with their other lands ; upon which, 
and divers other weighty considerations, the court doth 
decree that the said parcel of land called Horse Neck doth 
of right belong and appertain unto the plaintiff, and his 
heirs, and it is hereby ordered that the high Sheriff or 
Under Sheriff of the north riding of Yorkshire upon Long 
Island do forthwith put the said plaintiff or his assignes in 
possession thereof and all persons are hereby required to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 79 

forbear the giving the said plaintiff or his assignes any 
molestation in the peacable and quiet enjoyment of the 
premises.* 

Signed by order and appointment of the Court. 

Richard Charlton, 

Clerk of the Assizes. 

Whereas the Hon. Col. Richard Nicolls, Esq : deputy to 
his Royal Highness James Duke of York, together with 
his honorable council did upon the 28"' of Sept. 1665, pass 
judgment in the Court of Assize, that I, John Underhill, 
Under Sheriff of the north Riding should by virtue of the 
said power, possess Mr. John Richbell, marchant of Horse 
Neck, adjudged by the Honorable and y'' said Council of 
right belonging to him the said John Richbell ; these are, 
in obedience to the said authority and do by these presents 
and upon y'' 24"' day of October, 1665, give unto the said 
Mr Richbell, possession of the said Neck, with all appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging and for full assurance accord- 
ing to the laudable custom of order, possession, I do as 
aforesaid in the presence of two subscribed witnesses give 
him the said Mr Richbell possession of the said neck by 
turf and twig. Signed in the name and authority of the 

['•'This is probably one of the most fully reported cases in 
this country, a record of which has come down to us from this 
remote period, and its chief value, now, consists in the ''acts 
and circumstances which are related, and which have in this 
way been rescued from oblivion. It was only a few months 
before this that the English had captured New York from the 
Dutch, and when Gov. Richard Nicholls landed, the common 
law came with him. The Court of Assize had only just been 
established and this was probably one of the first land trials 
that came before it. It was a sample, however, of a Star 
Chamber Court reversing the verdict of a jury. Whether right 
or wrong, it placed Lloyd's Neck out of Huntington and barred 
off one-third of its seashore front ; and from that day it re- 
mained out, until the passage of the act of the Legislature of 
the State of New York in 1886 annexing it to the town of 
Huntington — a period of 221 years.] 



So HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

honorable aforesaid ; together with the honorable council, 
day and date above said. 

Pr, me Jno. Underhill, as aforesaid 
Richard Harrot, Richard Lattem. 

This is Recorded in the Secretarys office in the Book of 
Records of the several Courts of Assize beginning Anno. 
1665 No 2. page 7 to 14 inclusive. 
{File Llotjd's Neck Papers, E.) 



[MARKS AND BRANDS ON ANIMALS.] 

[1666.] 

John Sam ways 1666 Record of horses. A Baye 
Imp mare aboute eaight yeare ould her eare marke is 
the tips off Booth eares Cropt off Branded on the 
neare Buttoke with I S and the off buttoke with the 
towne Brand E. 

" A too yeare ould hors in Coullor a Browne Baye 
with a white face and too white feet his owne marke 
with the tip off Booth eares cropt off and Branded 
on the neare Buttoke with B. 

" A yeareling mare in coUor Blacke her eare marke 
with a swallow forke on the neare eare and a niche 
under that yeare. Branded on the off buttocke 
with the towne Brand E. 

Bought By John Samway off Huntington off Rich- 
ard Williams off the same towne A paire off steares 
on Browne and the other Blacke the on som ffive 
and the other som fower yearrs of age their eare 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 8r 

marke is too half pence o the off eare the on on the 
uper side the other under that.* 

Joseph Baiely, Rec'. 
{Court Bee. p. 210.) 

Sould unto Jonathan Lewis by Thomas W'hitson a 
colored horse with little star on his forehead a crop 
on ye left year a black main and tail four white feet, 
one walle eye it being ye left Eye. The said horse 
is in part pay for his man sarvant which yea said 
Tom Witson bought of yea said Lewis. f 
{Court Beep. 10) 



[*These items, showing the marks John Sammis put upon 
his horses, are printed as specimens showing the custom of the 
period founded on the Duke's Laws, and are taken from the 
large manuscript volume of similar records of marks, but which 
are omitted as having little value. It will be noticed that the 
town mark is here given as the letter E. It so appears in all 
the records. The letters of the alphabet were applied to each 
of the old towns, beginning at the east end of the Island with 
the letter A. and ending with E. for Huntington. Animals 
were branded with a hot iron with the Town Mark and the 
initials of the owner, or a monogram. A record of the mark 
was then made in the town book, and a statement of the age, 
color and all " observable " marks on the animal and a date of 
the brand. It wa's an offence punishable by a fine of ^^ to 
sell, exchange or give away any horse, ox, cow or bull not 
marked, and the penalty was ;£io for a failure to record the 
sale or exchange of such animal. If the animal was taken to 
another town and sold, the brand of that town and the marks 
of the purchaser were put on over the other marks. — C. R. S.J 

[fSlaves were held from a very early period of the Dutch 
settlement of New York, and it is believed that the first impor- 
tation of negroes in America was by a Dutch vessel which 
brought them from tfie African coast and sold them in Virginia. 
In 1655 a cargo of slaves was brought from Guinea in the 
" White Horse" and sold in Manhattan Island. Many cargoes 
of negroes were afterwards landed and they were bought aild 
sold under both Dutch and English authority in the Colony for 
more than one hundred years. Slaves found their way into 
Huntington at an early date, and nearly all the prominent 
families held more or less of them. As late as 1755 there were 
as many as 82 slaves (47 males and 35 females) distributed 



82 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. GABRELL FINCH TO EPENETUS 
PLATT.] 

[1666. Feb. 24.] 

Know all men by these p'sents that I Gabrell Finch off hun- 
tington uppon Long Eiland in yorkesheare weaver, have 
from mee mv heires executors administrators and assignes 
Bargoned sould and made over unto Epenetus platt off 
huntington on long Eiland in yorkeshere afore said his 
heires executors administ" and assignes all my Rite title 
and Intrest in all my accommindacon sittuate and lying in 
huntington afore said formerly in the occupacon of Mr 
Stiklin together with all houses out housses Barne 
orchards gardens Lands Meddows or whatsoever there to 
Belongeth or Appertaineth as alsoe to alotments in the 
east ffeild off huntington late in the tener or occupacon off 
thomas skidmore and Samuell wood Containeing seaven 
Acars and a halfe bee it more or les as alsoe A certain 
})"sell of Meddow on the south side of the eiland part 
thereof lyeth on A neck Called nagunttatauge Lying Be- 
tweene the Alotment of John Ketcham and william Ludlam 
Containeing six acars Bee it more or les the other p-porcon 
of Meddow lying on A necke of Meddow Called By the 
name of the east necke it Being the halfe p-porcon of a 
three hundred pound Lott, Too have and to hould for ever 
all the said houseing Barne orchards home lott Booth 
Meddow and upland together with all singular the appur- 
tinances, Rits title or intrest that now is or ever here after 
shall Belong or Appurtaine unto the aforesaid Epenetus 
Platt his heirs or assignes ffurthermore I the said Gabrell 

among 53 families. By an act of the Legislature of 1799 and 
later, provision was made whereby slave-owners might volun- 
tarily free their slaves when under fifty years of age and capable 
of supporting themselves. Under these acts slavery soon disap- 
peared. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 83 

Finch Doth Covenant and promise to save harmeles and 
indeminified the said epenetus platt his heirs and assignes 
ffrom any person or persons whatsoever whoe maye or 
shall Laye Any Claime of Rite or title to any p'*^ or parsell 
thereof and allsoe I the saide gabrell Finch Doth fully and 
abseelute make over and estrainge from mee my heires 
execut" administrate and assignes every pte. and p-sell 
thereof unto the above said Epenetus platt his heires and 
sucksessors as alsoe to be free from all Rates and tacksatons 
ffrom the Beginning of the world to the Dale of the Date 
hereof as witnes my hand this twentie fowerth of frebruary 
in the yeare of our Lord on thousand six hundred sixtie 
and six. the Mark of 

Signed, sealed and dal. Gabrell X Finch 

in the presents of 

Richard Smith 

Caleb wood 

Joseph Baiely Rec^ 

Memoranda'" I the saide Epenetus platt Doth promise 
not to molest nor hinder Samuell wood of the privilidg of 
his commonadge of that lot that gabrell Finch Bought of the 
said samuell wood lying in the este feilde which is not to 
bee made us of untill the feilde b cleare of Corne or any 
usefull nessesaryes and hee the said Samuell is but to have 
his equall p'porcon according to that lote unto which I the 
sade Epenetus plat have hereto set my hand the Daye and 
yeare within written 

this is A true Epenetus PLATT 

Coppie of the originall 
Deede. extracted p mee 

Joseph Baiely, Rec. 
{Court Bee. p. 314.) 



g4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOHN STRICKLAND TO JONAS WOOD.] 

[1666, March 8.] 

Jonas woods Deede of sail for Coppiage know all men by 
these presents that I John stickland of Jamaick In the 
North Riding of yorksheer on Long Island have fully and 
absolutly sould unto Jonas wood of Huntington In the east 
riding of york sheire on Long island afore said a certain 
passell of medow on y*^ south side the saide Island In y'^ 
bounds and Limittes of the Towne of Huntington Lying 
and being in A necke comonly called by the Indians Cop- 
piage bounded on the west with a river called Yatamunti- 
tahege on y'' east bounded by samuell wood and thomas 
Powell parted by and ogke tree by the path marked so H. 
ranghing to a lone tree standing In y*" medow on y" east 
sid the hassackes and soe upon a line to y*" south water I 
say y'' affore said John stickling have for my selef my heairs 
&c fully sould and made over unto Jonas wood aforesaid 
his heirs &c. the above sd. medow with all y® preveledges 
and apartenances there unto belonging to have and to hold 
and peaceably In joye for ever free from any just Claime 
or Incumbrance of any person or persons what soever and 
Do hereby acknowledge that In consideration of y*" prem- 
ises I the affore sd. John stickland have reseved full and 
valluable consideration to my full satesfaction and to the 
confirmacion of the premises I y" affore sd. John stickland 
have subscribed my name & set to my scale this eight daye 
of march in y'' eighteenth yeere of his magiestes Raine 
Charles y*" second & in y'' yeare of our Lord god 1666 
signed sealled and Delivered "'^ "'^'"''^ 

In y® presents of X 

William Smith x^'"" ""''^ John stickland 

Anthony Waters 

clerk of y'' sessions of y*" north riding of yorke shiere 
long Island. 

[Deeds, FoL l,p, 294.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 85 

[AFFIDAVITS OF JONAS WOOD AND THOMAS 
TOWNSEND.] 

f 1666, May 10.] 

in the yeare of y'' Lord 1665 after the first Coort heald att 
hcmpsteed the Constable of oysterbay caused us to goe to 
hors neck as witnessess for Mr John Richbill to give him 
possession of the neke and gorge wood being setled by 
the order of John Scott was by the said Richbill displaced 
and John Richbill gave unto gorge wood ten akars of up- 
land and five akars of Meddowe in Reference to noe man 
at all but A free gift where gorge wood lived then and 
was setteled and the said John Richbill said that hee would 
never Dispossess him without hee sould the neke and the 
said gorge wood promised in so Doeing not to bee his 
hindrance and Mr John Richbill said that hee would make 
it in quanttitie and quallitie a like as that is att hors neck 
this I witnes that this is the truth and nothing but the 
truth. 
Huntington may the 28th 1666. 

John Coles, 
Joseph Bayly, swoorne Before 

Rec' Mr Jonas wood 

Thomas Townsen of oysterbay affermeth as aforesaid Be- 
fore mee John Underbill undersherif of the north Riding 
oysterbay 28th of June 1666 

Thomas Towsend. 
Jos. Bayly Rec'. 

{Court Beep. 319.) 



86 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RECORD OF JOSEPH BAYLEY'S LAND.] 

[1666, May 27.] 

All the peice of Land that lyeth beelow the lote that was 
suttons next unto the Run off water allmost from the path 
or waye that goeth through the svvampe which is almost 
straite from the Lot fence unto the Run of water and soe 
from thence unto the mil pond and from the Run of watter 
all thee hill ffrom the Lott to the mil pond untoo thee side 
off the first hollow that is neare against the Middell off the 
Lott of Mr Mils Late in the possession of goodman sutton. 
this peece of Land was a gift given by the towne too Jo- 
seph Bayly of huntington uppon the twentie seaventh 
Daye of Maye 1666 and Layed out by Mr Jonas wood and 
Thomas wilks senior. 
[Court Bee. X). 322.) 



[COURT RECORD. INHABITANTS OF 

HUNTINGTON vs. ROBERT SEELY. 

TITLE TO EATON'S NECK.] 

[1666, Sept. 27 to 29.] 

The proceedings of the Genall Court of Assizes, held at 
New Yorke, on the Island of Manhatans, before the Govern- 
or and his Councell and the justices of the peace of York- 
shire, upon Long Island, the 27th, 28th and 29th dayes of 
September and the first and 2d dayes of October, in the 
i8th yeare of his Majesty's Raigne, Annoq Domini 1666. 
September 27th, 1666. 

The Inhabitants of the Town of Huntington, Pits. 

Robert Ceely, Defendt. 

Mr. John Rider, attorne)' for the Pits. 

Hee produces a Copy of the heads of two tryalls had at 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 87 

the Court of Sessions ; the first by way of Accord, the 
Second by review, by the Governors Speciall Warrt. Hee 
likewise putts in a Declaracon for the pits, wherein is alleged 
That the Person under whom the defendt, Claymes, had no 
Right to the land in question, comonly called Eaton's 
Neck, having never beene in Possession, or given any con- 
sideracon for it, but that the Pits Purchased the same from 
the true Proprietors, and paid for it. 

To prove their declaracon severall deposicons were read 
in court — vizt., one of Mary, the wife of Samll. Davis, who 
afifirmeth ; That if Mr. Eaton had any Right to the Land 
it was only by Guift ; and yt Mr. Eaton resigned the Guift 
of the said Land to the Indyans. 

Mr. Jones, the Sonne in Law to Mr. Eaton ; his letter is 
also produced wherein hee Confesses the uncertainty of his 
title. 

The Pit's deed was shewen and read, bearing date iu or 
about the last day of July, 1656, wch is a great uncertainty 
in a deed, besides there are no Christian Testimonyes to it. 

The Deposicon of Richard Smith, of Nesaquack, but 
excepted agst hee being concerned. 

The Deposicons of Henry Jackson, John Cole, George 
Baldwin, John ffinch, as also the Testimonyes of Thomas 
Weekes, Thomas Scudder, John ffinch, Joseph Whetnam 
and others, with the like of Thomas Scudamore and others, 
were read in behalfe of the Pits. 

Mr. Sharp, attorney for the Defendt. 

Hee puts in an Answer declaring That ye Pits have al- 
ready had two Legall Tryalls upon the same acct, and had 
been overthrowne in both, yet the Pits continue their 
vexatious Suites agst the Defendts in Appealing to the 
Court of Assizes agst all Law and Equity. 

The Attorney for the Defendt delivers into ye Court a 
writing, wherein severall Indyans acknowledge the Land 
in controversy was freely given to Mr. Theophilus Eaton. 
It is witnessed by foure Christians. 



88 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The Pits object that the witnesses deny their hands, but 
Samuell Titus, who is one of them, acknowledges his hand- 
writing, but Saith that hee was surprized, & that there was 
no good Interpreter betweene them. 

A Deed is read in Court, wherein Theophilus Eaton, the 
Sonne of Theophilus Eaton, to whom the Guift was made, 
resiffnes all his Interest to his ffather's Lands in New En- 
gland unto his sister, who is Marryedto Mr. Jones. It's 
dated March ye 28th, 1659. 

Mr. Jones, his Bill of Sale of Eaton's Neck to Robert 
Seelv, ior the consideracon of 5olb. Sterling, is also read ; 
it beares date the 22d of December, 1664. 

To prove the Land did belong to Mr. Eaton the Deposi- 
cons of these Persons following were read — vizt. Samll. 
Edsalls, John Dickensons, Nicholas Wright, Anthony 
Wright, Thomas Benedict and Daniel Whitehead, Together 
with the Testimon}' of Capt. Thomas Willett, given in 
Court by word of Mouth. 

The Court after having at large heard the matter in 
controversy, debated on both parts, thought fitt to make 
this following Order and Decree — vizt. : 

At the Genall Court of Assizes &c. 

The inhabitants of the Town of Huntington, Pits. Robert 
Seely, Defendt. 

The Court doth Decree that the two former Verdicts 
given in by the jurges at the Courts of Sessions, in the East 
Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island, do stand good, and 
that the Land in question, called Eaton's Neck, bee adjudg- 
ed to ye Defendt. That the Pits do pay or cause to bee paid 
li^e Sumc of ten pounds to the Person or Persons who 
received the Damage, in having their ffence pluckt up by 
them. And that the Pits do also pay or cause to bee paid 
the Sume of tenn pounds more to the Defendt for the 
damage hee hath Susteined by them. And likewise that 
they Pay the Costs of Court and Charges. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 89 

By order of the Governor and Court of Assizes,* 

Matth. Nicolls, 

Secty. 
State of New York, Office of the ) 
Secretary of the Board of Re- > ss. 

GENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY. ) 

I, David Murray, Secretary of the Board of Regents of 
the State of New York, do hereby certify that the forego- 
ing is a correct and true copy of the procedings of the 
Court of Assizes of the Province of New York, in the 
matter between the Town of Huntington and Robert See- 
ly, as recorded on pages 55 to 58 in book "Court of Assizes 
2, 1665-1672," on file in the State Library, and of the whole 
thereof. 

Witness my hand and the seal of said Board of Regents 
this 1 8th day of April, 1882. 

David Murray, 

Secretary. 
{File Eaton's Neck papers C.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1666, Oct. 17.] 

October 17. 1666 

Voted and agreed, this day and year above said by the 
major part of the inhabitants of this town of Huntington that 
no inhabitant, whether proprietor or renter, shall sell let 
or set any of their lands of commonage or meadow in any 

[*The inhabitants of Eaton's Neck having been successful In 
establishing their title to that neck under the Theophilus Eaton 
purchase by three successive suits with Huntington, the result 
was acquiesced in and Huntington never gave any grants or 
deeds or other conveyance of land in any part of that neck, 
though for all jurisdictional purposes of town government it 
seems to have been regarded as within the town. — C. R. S.] 



CO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

part or parcel of that land lying Eastward or Northward 
from Cow harbor to any person or persons that are or shall 
be proprietors of the neck called Stony Neck or Balding's 
Neck ; and whomsoever shall act or do contrary to this 
order shall forfit ten pounds sterling for every hundred 
pound commonage, upon demand, to the constable and 
townsmen.* 

[Copied, from the original in Court Records p , in the 
Revision of the Records in the year 1873.] 
{Town Meetings Vol 1, p. 9.) 



[CONFERENCE BETWEEN HUNTINGTON MEN 
AND THE MESSEPEGUE SACHEM 
CONCERNING SOUTH NECK.] 

[No date. Between 1664 and 1667.] 

The afermation of John Ketcham, Thomas Brush and 
Thomas powell being sent by the Inhabitants of hunting- 
ton with an Indian called Chickeno too The south mead- 
owes according to the order of the generall asembly at 
hempsted. When wee came to the south to our meadows 
wee went ovar too neckes to our naybours who had called 
massapeege Indians About the number of twentie> whoe 
opoased us about the space of an ower and would nof suf- 
fer the Indian too goe and shew us the marked tree, then 
wee shewed the sachem the writing to which hee had set 
his hand which was our acquitance and yet hee would not 
suffer the Indian to goe, when wee see nothing would pre- 
vaile, wee tooke our leave of them and said wee should 

[*This prohibition against inhabitants of Eaton's Neck grew 
out of the bitter feehng engendered by the previous litigation 
between Robert Seeley and George Baldwin on the one part 
and the people of Huntington on the other. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. QI 

carry backe this anser to them that sent us : but they not 
willing that wee should, tf)()ke up the matter as wee did ap- 
prihend, spake to the Indians whoe after gave leave to the 
Indian who was Chickemo to goe and shew us the tree, 
many off massapauge Indians w^ent with us. Thomas 
Brush went before and not taking notise off the tree w^ent 
past it then a massapauge Indian called him backe and 
shewed him the tree before Chickenoe came neare it. when 
Chickenoe came to the tree hee said that was the tree hee 
marked, as his master Commanded him. Massapauge 
sachem said by his Interpriter that hee told muntaulke 
sachem that hee was grived at his hart that hee had sould 
that necke upon which then wee was, but muntalket 
sachem tould him that it was sould and it could not bee 
hoped and therefore bid him goe and Receve his paye and 
soe hee said hee did : and alsoe massapauge sachem owned 
his Land and that hee had Receved the goods : 

Recorded in the office at New Yorke 
the 2'' da}^ of November 1667. 

Matthias NicoUs, Seer. 
{File No. 13.; 



[CHICKINOE'S AFFIRMATION CONCERNING 
THE SOUTH NECKS.] 

[1665, Oct. 7.] 

7: Oct. 1665. % 

The day and yeare above said, wee undersubscribed, be- 
ing in Huntington where Chickinoe came and Instilled the 
matter following in relation to y® reference or order made 
at Hympsted Generall meeting, touchinge three necks of 
meadowe wh, Hiuitington had formerly purchased of 
Muntaukatt Saichem,and he informs true properiet-' as also 



92 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

in responsion to Oyster Bay inhabitants, who lay a claime 
to part of the said three Necks, saying- thare are fouer 
necks & one thereof belongs to them, the said Chickinoe 
now did playnely and cleerly demenstrate before us that 
the Tree he first marked by his Master Muntakett Sachems 
order, and hath a second tyme denied according to order, 
is noe other but that w* ought justly to be owned by him 
and so marked as aforesaid, and comprehends only Hun- 
tingtons just Purchase of three Necks of Medow and in 
truth is three necks of medowe & not four accordinsf to the 
present relation of Chickinoe,* 

Thos. Topping 
Will Wells. 
(File No. 19.; 



[THE NICHOLLS PATENT TO HUNTINGTON.] 

[1666, Nov. 30.] 

The People of the State of New York, by the Grace of 
God, Free and Independent : To all to whom these pres- 
ents shall come. Greeting : Know ye, that we, having in- 
spected the records remaining in our Secretary's office, do 
find therein Book of Pattents, No. i, page 99, certain Let- 
ters patent recorded in the words and figures following 
to wit: 

A Patent granted unto the Inhabitants of Huntington, 
Richard Nicolls, Esq., Governor Generall under his Royall 
Highness, the Duke of Yorke and Albany, etc., of all his 
territories in America. 

To all to whom these pr'ts shall come, sendeth Greeting: 

[*This, in connection with the action of the Governor and 
Council at Hempstead the year before, closed the controversy 
with Oysterbay about the three hecks. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 93 

whereas there is a certain Town within this Government 
commonly called and known by the name of Huntinj^ton ; 
situate and being in Long Island, now in the tenure or 
occupation of several Freeholders and Inhabitants there 
residing, who having heretofore made laufull purchase of 
the lands thereunto belonging, have likewise manured and 
improved a considerable part thereof and settled a compe- 
tent number of familycs thereupon. Now, for a confirma- 
tion unto the said Freeholdr's and Inhabitants in their en- 
joym't and possession of the premises, know y^ that by 
virtue of y" commission and authority unto me given by 
his Royal Highness, I have ratified, confirmed and grant- 
ed, and by these pr'sts do hereby ratify, confirm and grant 
unto Jonas Wood, William Leveredge, Robert Seely, John 
Ketcham, Thomas Scudmore, Isaac Piatt, Thomas Joanes, 
and Thomas Weeks, in the behalfe of them-selvs and their 
associates, the Freeholders and inhabitants of the s'd 
Townc, their heires, successors and assigns, all y'' land that 
already have beene or hereafter shall bee purchased for 
and in the behalfe of the Towne of Huntington, either 
from the natives, proprietors or others within the limitts 
and bounds herein exprest, (vizt) That is to say ; from a 
certaine river or creeke on the West com'only called by 
the Indyans by the name of Nackaqnatok and by the Eng- 
lish the Cold spring, to stretch eastward to Nasaquack 
River ; on the North to bee bounded by the Sound run- 
ning betwixt Long Island and the Maine ; and on y*^ South 
by y*^ sea, including there nine several necks of Meadow 
Ground, all which tract of land together with the s'd 
necks thereunto belonging, within the bounds, limittf. 
aforesaid, and all or an}^ plantacon thereupon are to belong 
to the said Towne of Huntington, as also all Havens, Har- 
bors, Creekes, Quarryes, Woodland, Meadows, Pastures, 
Marshes, Lakes, Fishing, Hawking, Hunting and Fowling 
and all other profitts, commodetycs, Emolum'ts and Her- 
iditam'ts to the said land and [)remises within limitts and 



94 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bounds aforementioned, described, belonging, or in any 
wise appertaining, to have and to hold the said Lands and 
Nepks of lands Hereditam'ts and premises with their and 
every of their appurtenances, and of every part, part and 
parcell thereof to the said patentees and their associates, 
to the proper use and behoofs of the said patentees and 
their associates, their Heirs, Successors and assigns for- 
ever and I do likewise hereby confirme and Grant unto 
the said Patentees and their associates, their Heires, suc- 
cessors and assigns all the privileges belonging to a Towne 
within this Governm't, and that the place of their present 
Habitacon shall continue and retaine the name of Hunting- 
ton by which name it shall be distinguist and knowne in 
all Bargains and sales, deeds, records and writings. They, 
the said patentees, and their associates, their Heirs, suc- 
cessors and assigns rendering and paying such dutyes and 
acknowledgem'ts as now are or hereafter shall be consti- 
tuted and establist by the Laws of this Colony under the 
obedience of his Royall Highness, his heirs and successors. 
Given under my hand and scale at Fort James in New 
York, the 30th day of November, in the i8th year of his 
Majesties reign and in the year of our Lord, 1666.* 

Richard Nicolls. 

[*This is in many respects the most important paper held by 
the town. It embodies all the qualities of a grant, a patent, 
and a charter, and is the basis upon which all title to lands 
and all local government as a township rested under the gov- 
ernment of Great Britain. Though comparatively brief, it 
contained all the essentials necessary to enable the people to 
maintain title and carry on a town government. The two 
subsequent patents only amplify the powers, and rights here 
granted, vest the title in Trustees and change, somewhat, the 
boundaries. In effect it would seem to have swept away all 
private ownership in undivided and unoccupied lands or com- 
mons founded on Indian deeds, and to have vested such lands 
in the town, as a public, municipal corporation; but whether it 
was so construed at the time or not, the rights of the first 
purchasers from the Indians still contmued to be recognized, as 
divisions continued to be made at town meetings, based on such 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 95 

All which we have exemplified by these presents. 
In testimony whereof we have caused these, our Letters, 
to be made patent, and the Great Seal of our said State to 
be hereunto affixed. Witness our trusty and well-beloved 
George Clinton, Esquire, Governor of our said State, 

exclusive purchases and the holders of these ancient rights, 
continued to assert them, and they descended from father to 
son and were bought and sold for more than a hundred years 
after this and subsequent patents were granted. 

The Indian title, which the people here had then acquired, in 
part was nothing more than occupation for fishing and hunting, 
or, as Aaron Burr decided many years afterwards, a mere " right 
of earbage." The settlers, it is true, had for some thirteen years 
occupied lands and made divisions and conveyed to and from 
each other on this flimsy Indian title, without the special 
authority of any sovereignty, but it was a precarious title, liable 
to be challenged at any time and always open to the question 
whether the consent of the " right owner " had been obtained. 
This grant of Gov. Nicholls at once vested in the town of 
Huntington, as a political corporation, the full title held by the 
sovereignty of England, subject to the condition that the consent 
of the Indians be first obtained. There was a wide extent of 
territory in the middle of the town, far back from the shore, 
which the town had not then acquired, but the grant provided 
that upon the purchase of these lands of the Indians the title 
should rest in the town, and it was finally all purchased of the 
Indians. The grant was made to certain individuals named " in 
the behalf of themselves and their associates, the Freeholders 
and inhabitants of the said town, their heirs, successors and 
assigns." This was clearly a grant to the town, in behalf of all 
the people, the commonalty as well as the freeholders. How- 
ever it cost something to procure the patent and procure the 
" Earbage right " of the Indians, and those wh<j contributed 
for the purpose were held to be entitled to receive a proportion 
of the lands corresponding with the amount they had thus 
contributed. For this purpose a whole purchase was estimated 
at a given value and "hundred pounds rights " were given, or 
fractional parts of such rights, and were held from generation 
to generation, as representing a definite share in the common 
land, the title to which still continued in the town. Probably 
the persons who held these certificates or records of "rights " in 
undivided lands held no legal title whatever, the legal title being 
in the town or its trustees, but they had an equitable right to 
claim of the town a deed or conveyance to them of their 



96 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

General and commander-in-chief of all the Militia, and 
Admiral of the Navy of the same at our city of New York 
this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in the 
eighteenth year of our Independence. 
[L. S.] Geo. Clinton. 

[File No. 69) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667, Jan. 24.] 

At a Towne Meeting January the 24*'' 1667, it was voated 
and Agreed by and with the Consent of the towne that 

proportionate share. If they obtained such a deed, very well ; 
but if they never procured such a conveyance they would have 
no legal title. Down to as late as the beginning of the present 
century the descendants and assigns of these holders of " hun- 
dred pound rights " in the old or first purchase, in the eastern 
purchase and other purchases, seemed to claim a legal title as 
tenants in common of the common lands in the town, and 
through committees made sales in some cases — some small and 
some great ; but it is difficult to see how they gave any legal 
title, unless such conveyances were afterwards ratified by the 
town or its trustees. The lands under tide water in the town 
were acquired under this grant of Gov. Nicholls in the same 
way as the uplands and, except what has been sold, constitute 
the remains of the town's commons, and these old " hundred 
pound right " claims adhered to such lands underwater as well 
as to uplands, but as the claims are now so widely distributed 
among the descendants of the early holders, and their precar- 
ious nature has become better understood in the light of 
decisions of the courts in this State, there seems to be no 
disposition to further assert them, and the legal title is admitted 
on all hands to be in the town trustees. 

These observations only refer to common lands, or those 
which had not been duly alienated at the time this grant was 
made. It did not disturb grants made at town meetings to 
individuals prior to its date. On the contrary it confirmed 
such titles, and under the Duke's laws, then in force, four years 
of quiet possession, immediately before Sept. i, 1C65, was 
declared to give good, fee simple title. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 97 

Content Tytus'^ shall have that lott that was formerly given 
to John Ketcham it beeing a too hundred pound alotment, 
too acars of medow on the little neck and the rest on the 
west neck. 

All above is entered in the new Book A. page 35. 
{Town Meetings. Vol. 1, p. 13. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667, Jan. 24.] 

January the 24 1667. 

it is agreed that what land is found usfull for tilling at 
the end of Jonathan Rogers swampe henr}' sooper may 
take up not prejudising any watering or highway. 

it is alsoe agreed that Nathaniell foster shall take up 4 
akere of land neare to the Long swamp at the up side of 
Tredwells plaine. 

Nathaniell foster have layd Downe that four acare, 
{Toivn Meethujs, Vol. 1, 2>. 12.) 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667, Jan. 29,] 

January the 29"' 6y. 

it was agreed by and with y"^ consent of the townesmen 

Mark Megs shall have the swamp below the mill Dam to 

[*Content Titus and his brothers Abial, John, Samuel, Henry 
and Edward, whose names often appear in the records, were 
sons of Robert and Hannah Titus, who came from near Stan- 
stead Abbey, England, to New England in the " Hopewell " in 
1635. I think they all came here by the way of Stamford, 
Conn. They probably went there from Wethersfield, Mass., 
with the Rev. Mr. Denton and came with him subsequently to 
Hempstead and Newtown, where their names appear at an 
early period. — C. R. S.] 



98 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Jonathan Rogers so it — pevided hee grind for the towne 
for twelfe part of the bushell wheat and Indian he clearing 
it in som convenient time. 

{Town Meetings, Vol 1, ij. 29) 



[DEED. SAMUEL DAVIS TO JOHN FINCH.] 

[1667, March 23.] 

This writing testifieth that I Samuell Davis now off 
fairefeild have sould to John finch of huntington on home 
lot in huntington uppon Long eiland containing six acars 
more or les Bounded on the south by the Land of henry 
whitson on the north with the land that was Trusteram 
hodges with all the privilidges and devidents Booth of up- 
land and Meddow there unto Belonging that I the saide 
Davis hath sould for a valiable Consideracon all redye 
paide and Doe binde my selfe heires and assignes to ffree it 
from all Bargons sales Morgidges executions or Incum- 
brances whatsoever only the said flfinch is to cleare any 
Damadge Whitson hath sustained since it was the said 
Davis and alsoe to cleare all Rates that is unpaide since that 
time in witnes whereof I set too my hand this 23^'' of March 
1667. 

the marke of 

Witnes Samuell X Davis 

Cornelius hull 
Stephen Jarvis 

This is A true Coppie of the Deede p mee 

Joseph Bayly 

Rec' 

{Court Eec. p. 311.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 99 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667, April 2.] 

1667 at a towne meeting Aprell the second given Mr Jonas 
wood 12 acars of Land on the littell necke against Cow 
harbor by a towne voet as allsoe 8 acars of Meddow on 
a neck called santipauge the on half too Mr Jonas wood 
the other halfe to thomas seniors as alsoe fower acars ly- 
ing on the easter most side of the said neck the on halfe 
to Isack platt and the other halfe to henry whitson p 
mee. 

Joseph Baiely, Rec"" 
{Court Bee. p. 322, & T. Meetings Vol 1, p. 15.) 



[DEED. JOHN MATTHEWS TO THOMAS WEEKS.] 

[1667, May I.] 

Know all men by these p''sents that I John Mathews of hun- 
tington iippon Long eiland victular have from mee my 
heires executors administrators and assignes Bargoned 
sould and made over unto thomas weeks sen"" off hunting- 
ton afowr said all my Rite title and Intrest that I have in a 
too hundred pound Lot that I the said John Mathews Late 
purchased of John Lum off fairefeild sittuate and Lying in 
huntington afore said the Lot of the widow Rogers on the 
south side, the frunt east towards the Run of water the 
north side the high waye the Reere next to a hundred 
pound Lot that the said Mathews lives in together with all 
Lands priviledges Accomindacons profits and Revenues 
thereto belongiug or accureing therefrom except halfe of 
a hollow that was John Lums lying on the west side of 
tredwels playne which I the said Mathews doth Reserve 
for mine owne use and allsoe fower akars of Medow that 



lOO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

is uppon a necke of medow on the south side of the Hand 
called by the name off siases necke which I doe Reserve in 
the Roome of that fower akers that lyeth on the estermost 
neck of Land now purchased of the bounds of huntington 
which fower akers or A hundred pound Lotment of medow 
I the said Mathews sell alinate and Make over unto the said 
weekes and his sucksessors els all Lands Medows and 
Accommidasons and privilidges I the aforesaid John Math- 
ews Doe by these p'sents sell alinate and estrainge from 
mee my heires executors administrators and assignes all 
my Rite title and Intrest that I had in that to hundred 
pound Lot that I purchased of John Lum or ought to have 
by any wave cr Meanes of that purchas I Doe Make over 
unto the afore said thomas weekes his heires executors 
administrators and assignes To have and to hould for ever, 
further I doe by these p''sents ingadge my selfe and my 
assignes to Save harmeles the afore said weekes and his 
assignes from any parson or parsons whatsoever whoo 
maye or shall Laye any Clayme or title thereto or any part 
or parsell thereof except Before excepted to the Indemni- 
fing the said weekes or his sucksessors in his or thaire 
quiet possession of the aforesaid Lands Medows or any part 
or parsell thereof and all the said Lands to bee free from 
Rates from the begining of the world untill the Daye of 
the Date further more I the above said John Mathewes for 
my selfe my heeres and assignes doth ingadge that it any 
part or parsell of my fine that is Due to Lum to bee paid 
yearely at fairefeild that is to saye fifteene pounds to bee 
paid in five yeares by equall proportion yearely beginning 
1668 the on and thirtie of march if any part or parsell bee 
Lefte unpaid that the Lots should bee forfited to John Lum 
as is spesified in the bill of sale of the said Mathews that the 
above said thomas weekes should bee Damnified that then 
it shall bee Lawfull for the said thomas weekes to enter 
seaes poses and Lijoye all the said mathews now liveth in 
and every part and parsell thereof without Let or hindrance 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. lOI 

of him the said mathewes his heires or assignes in witnes 
whereof I have here unto set mj hand this first Dayc ot 
maye in the yeare of our Lord 1667. ''"^ "'^^'"'''^ "f 

signed aud ddl. John X Mathews 

in the p'"sents of 
Joseph Bayly 
John Ketcham. 

{Court riev.2j.dl5.) 



[DEED. WILLIAM LUDLAM TO MARK MEGGS.] 

[1667, June 13.] 

know all men by these p'"sents that I WilHam Ludlam of 
the towne off huntington within the cast Riding husban 
man have and by these p'sents doe sell assigne allinate and 
make over ffrom mee my heirs executors, administrators or 
assigns all my Right in and unto my milP att huntington 
Bought of Mr will Leverich of huntington aforesaid with 
all the Right there unto Belonging or that heareafter may 
belonge or appertaine and all preveledges what soever unto 
marke meggs off oyster Baye his heires executors adminis- 
trs or assignes for ever Really to have hould ocupie 
and Injoye without any ffraude troble emison or molestation 

[*This is the mill before referred to as having been built by 
Rev. William Leverich. It was located at the south-west 
corner of a lot on the north side of Mill-Dam Lane about five 
hundred feet westerly from where the brook crosses the high- 
way. The spot where the mill stood and the mill wheel was 
located was often pointed out to the writer by his grandfather, 
Gilbert Scudder, nearly fifty years ago, Mr. Scudder then own- 
ing the land and being about 80 years old. The mill race, 
though partially tilled up, can now be traced. The dam which 
flooded the lands far to the south was on the same site as that 
now occupied by the highway — Mill-Dam Lane — and the gate 
of the mill pond was where the bridge over the brook is now 
located.— C. R. S.] 



102 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

off any p'son or psons whatsoever ffirmely by these or as ffully 
as maye bee made by any deede or convayance whatsoever 
and as ffully Largely and amply as I the said Willi hade 
might or could by any purchas grant or bill off sale ffrom 
Mr William Leverich or the towne as Doth and maye ap- 
peare by the said Leveriches Bill of sale, dated the Twentie 
on Daie of December anoe — 1659 and all and other grants 
ffrom the said towne or Townesmen what soever as alsoe the 
Lands Inclosed Lande houesing or houses Barnes orchards 
Meadows pastures gardings or all and singular my Rights 
Titeles or my claimes whatsoever Belonging or done uppon 
the said premises or any parte or parcell thereof with all 
my Right unto A Certaine p'sell of Land Lying and being 
in the west ffeild adjacent to the Lott of thomas Brush and 
the Lande of the Townes in Comonadge with the ffeeding 
and entradgements heareafter with Meddow According to 
an Allottment off three hundred pounds allotment as fifirme- 
ly and fully as it was made to mee or mine all the Rits and 
* * * not possessed or brought into possession I doe 
heareby Deliver and ffurther what I maye or can deliver 
as Belonging to my said mill or any of the said p'"mises and 
all the fiflooring and planking off the said house or houseing 
hee the said Marke meggs sattisfing for the said Land the 
full and just some off seaventie pounds to bee paid as fol- 
loweth vizt : in Cattell and Mares as will more plainely : In 
Wittnes I have heare unto sett my hand in oysterbaye this 
Thirteene day of June in the Eaighteen yeare of the Raine 
of our soverend Lord King Charles The second By the 
grace off god off England Scotland, ffrance and Ireland 
Defender of the faith etc and in the yeare of our lord god 
on thousand six hundred sixtie & seaven according to the 
Church of England the above said mill and message it to 
be Delivered at or about the ffeast of St. Michaell next, 
the date five weeks more or les before or after not exceed- 
ing. William Ludlam 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. IO3 

signed, sealed and 
delivered in the p'sents of 
Richard harkar 
Simon Lane 

this is a true Coppie of Marke meggs Bill of Sale from 
William p mee 

Joseph Baiely, Rec' 
[Court Eec. p. 323.) 



[THE NICHOLLS GRANT TO GEORGE BALDWIN 
OF EATON'S NECK.] 

[1667, June 22.] 

A conformation of Eaton's Neck, granted to Geo. Bald- 
win,* Richard NicoUs, Esq., Governour Gen., all under his 
Royall Highness, James Duke of Yorke and Albany, &c., 
of all his Territories in America. 

To all to whom these presents shall come sendeth, Greet- 
ing : Whereas Mr. William Joanes, ot New Haven, deriving 
a right and title from Theophilus Eaton of the same place, 
Esq., did upon the 22d day of December 1662 for the con- 
sideration therein expressed, Bargain, sell, assign and set 
over unto Capt. Robert Seely of Huntington a certain par- 
cel or Neck of land commonly called Eaton's Neck, lying 
and being in the East Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island 
on the North side of said Island to the East of Huntington 
Bay where striking out into the sound it is thereby Bounded 
to the North East, and South, and on ye West with Hun- 

[*This grant to Baldwin was made about seven months after 
the grant by the same Governor to Huntington. As the grant 
to Huntington was bounded on the west by Cold Spring 
harbor, on the east by Smithtown, and on the north by the 
Sound, it would seem to include Eaton's Neck ; but on the 
theory, we presume, that the inhabitants of Eaton's Neck had 
in three suits maintained their title as against Huntington, the 
Governor made this grant. — C. R. S.] 



I04 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tington Harbor, from whence it goes on East to the Beach 
wch divides it from Crabb Meadows, the middle of which 
said Beach is Bounded betwixt the said Neck, and Crabb 
Meadow which also Joynes it to the Island. The Neck of 
land aforesaid containing by estimation about one thousand 
five hundred acres bee it more or less and whereas the 
said Robert Seely did by Bill of Sale bearing date the 29th 
day of July 1663 sell and make over all his right and title 
in the said Parcell or Neck of land commonly called Eaton's 
Neck as aforesaid unto George Baldwin of Huntington 
aforesaid who doth secured to pay a valuable consideration 
for the same unto the said Robert Seely having likewise 
cleared his Right and title to the premises at Law ; Now 
for a confirmation unto the said George Baldwin in his En- 
joyment of his Bargain for the premises ; Know Ye, That 
bv virtue of the commission and authority unto me given 
by his Royal Highness I have ratified, confirmed and 
granted and by these presents do ratify, confirm and Grant 
unto the said George Baldwin his heirs and assigns the 
afore recited parcel or Neck of land called and known by 
the name of Eatons Neck as aforesaid. Together with all 
the lands, Woods, Meadows, Pastures, Marshes, Creeks, 
Waters, Lakes, Fishing, Hunting and Fowling and all other 
profits, commodities and emolum'ts to the said Parcel or 
Neck of land and premises belonging or in any wiseapper. 
taining to have and to hold the said Parcel or Neck of land 
and premises unto the said George Baldwin his heirs and 
assigns unto the proper use and behoofe of the said George 
Baldwin his heirs and assigns forever Binding, and Paying 
such duties and acknowledgements as now, as or hereafter 
shall be constituted and established by the Law of this 
Government under the obedience of his Royal Highness 
his heirs and successors, given under my hand and seal at 
Fort James in New York the 22d day of June m the 19th 
year of his Ma'ties Reigne Annoez Dm 1667. 

Richard Nicholls. 
(File Eaton's Neck papers D.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 105 

[THE NICHOLLS PATENT TO NATHANIEL 
SYLVESTER AND OTHERS OF 
HORSE (LLOYDS NECK.] 

[1667, Nov. 20.] 

The Patent to Nathaniel 
Sylvester, Thomas Hart 
and Latimer Sampson 
for Horse Neck neare 
Oysterbay. 
Richard NicoUs &c. Whereas there is a certain Parcel or 
tract of Land in the North Riding of Yorkshire upon Long 
Island, Lying and being in a Neck on the north side there- 
of streaching out in the Sound or East River comonly 
called and known by the name of Horse Neck, bounded to 
the West with Oysterbay to the east with Cowe Harbour, 
towards the North with the sound and towards the south 
with a Beach extending to the head of a certain creek 
which parteth or divideth the bounds of the town of Hun- 
tington and the said neck which said parcell or tract of 
land hath been heretofore purchased of the Indian proprie- 
tors and due satisfaction given for the same and whereas 
John Richbell late of Oysterbay in the foresaid North 
Riding, Merchant, did make good proofs of his title to the 
said Hors Neck at the generall meeting held att Hcmp- 
sted in the beginning of the Month of March 1664 against 
John Conkling on the behalf of his wife and some orphans 
who lay clami thereunto and also at the general Court of 
Assizes held in this City in the month of September 1665 
against the inhabitants of the Town of Huntington and 
hath since sold and conveyed the said premises together 
with a neck of meadow called the fort Neck lying upon the 
South side of Long Island and belonging to the Town of 
Oysterbay unto Nathaniel Sylvester of shelter Island, 



Io6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Thomas Hart of the Island of Barbadose and Latimer 
Sampson of Oysterbay on Long Island aforesaid Merchant. 
Now for a further confirmation unto the* said Nathanel 
Sylvester Thomas Hart and Latimore Sampson in their 
possession and enjoyment of the premises Know '^'^ that by 
virtue of the commission and authority unto us given by 
his Royal Highness thee Duke of York I have ratified, 
confirmed and granted and by these presents do ratify 
confirme and grant unto the said Nathanill Sylvester, 
Thomas Hart and Latimer Sampson, their heirs and 
assigns all the afore recited parcell or tract of land called 
Horse Neck aforesaid togather with all woods beaches 
marshes, meadows, pastures, creeks waters, lakes, fishing, 
hawking, hunting and fowling and all other profits comod- 
ities and imoluments to the said parcell or tract of land 
belonging and next or appertaining with their and every 
of their appertnances and of every part and parcell there- 
of and in regard of the distance of the plantations settled 
or to be settled upon the said Neck from any Towu the 
persons inhabiting or that inhabit thereon shall be excused 
from ordinary attendance at trainings and other such ordi- 
nary duties in the Town but in matters ef assessment pub- 
lic rates and the like they are to be taxed by the officers 
of Oysterbay to which Town they are adjudged to belong 
and they are likewise to give due obedience to all such 
warents as shall be sent from any Justice of the Peace or 
executions granted by any of the Courts of judication 
which shall be served by the sheriff or his deputies. To 
Have and to Hold the said parcell or tract or Neck of 
land with the Neck of Meadow afore mentioned and prem- 
ises with all and singular the previlege and appertenances 
to the said Nathanill Sylvester, Thomas Hart and Latimer 
Sampson, their heirs and assignes to the proper use and 
behoofe of the said Nathanill Sylvester, Thomas Hart and 
Latimer Sampson their heirs and assigns forever as free 
Land of inheritance. Rendering and paying as a quit 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 10/ 

Rent for the same the Value of four bushell of whcate 
yearly upon the 29 day of September, if Demanded unto 
his Royal Highness the Duke of York and his heirs or 
such Govornor and governours as shall from time to time 
be appointed and sett over them. Given under my hand 
& seal at Fort James in New York on Manhatans Island 
the 20 day of Nov. in the 19 year of the Reign of our Sov- 
ereign Lord Charles the second &c. Annoy Dom in 1667.* 
Exam 'in 
by J. Spragge, Lieut. 

{File LloijcVs Neck Papers F.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 
[1667, Dec. 24.] 

Att a towne Meeting December the 24th 1667 it is voated 
and agreed the same day that Epenetus platt and John 
Sammisf and Noah Rogers shall take up there first 

[*This patent of Horse Neck was given by Gov. Nicholls 
about one year later than the date of his patent to Huntington, 
and is open to the same charge of inconsistency noticed in the 
Eaton's Neck patent of the same year. The grant to Hunting- 
ton was bounded on the north by Long Island Sound and no 
exception was made of Lloj^d's Neck. Gov. Nicholls probably 
had in mind the decision he and his council had made awarding 
title to the Neck to Richbell as against the claim of Hunting- 
ton.— C. R. S.] 

[f John Sammis was the common ancestor of the Sammis 
family in Huntington. He is believed to have come here via. 
Southold among the first settlers. His homestead was at the 
Cove, West Neck, and it remained in the family down to about 
1880, when it was purchased and is now owned by Jenkins Van 
Schaick. The first John Sammis married a daughter of John 
Corey. His children were John, Isaac, Silas, Jeremiah, David, 
Deborah and Hannah. The line of ancestry in Huntington 
may be stated thus, as to one branch of the family : John Sam- 
mis I, John Sammis II, John Sammis III, Platt Sammis, John 
Sammis IV, now living here, aged about 80 years. — C. R. S.] 



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I08 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of land against Samuel Ketchams hollow on the east side 
of the south path with what they find good alsoe to take 
up towards the second division not exseeding what they 
are to take in by the towne order which is 12 acares to a 
too hundred alottment. 

Alsoe it is agreed the same day that Mr Wood and Epene- 
tus platt and thomas weeks is to have six Acares a peese 
on the east side of the south path on tredwells plaine 
towards there Division of land that is their second divi- 
sion. 

Also it is agreed that Tho. powell Samuell wood and 

thomas shall take in six acars apees toward 

their second division on the west sid of the south path on 
tredwells plaine 

Alsoe it is agreed that Noah Rogers shall take up fower 
acars on the hether side of Mr Woods feild at Cow har- 
bour towards his second Division of land. 

Alsoe it is agreed that Thomas Powell and Henrv whitson 
shall take up what good planting land they can find on the 
hill by the side Cowharbor swamp the swamp is to the 

south of the planting land it being toward their 

seconddivision of land being on the south of the path. 

Alsoe it is agreed that Nathaniell foster samll 

and John Rogers shall take what planting land is found 
good in the mouth of the little neck below at the path it 
being toward their second devision of land they not exseed- 
ing their division their request being but 12 acare. 

Alsoe it is agreed that James Chichster shall take up six 
acres on the east neck adjoyning to that three acres that 
hee hath allready taken up provided hee fense in the 
swamp westward it being toward his second division. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. IO9 

Alsoe it is agreed that thomas Scudder shall take up four 
acers of land adjoyneing- to his six hee hath already taken 
up on the east neck, it being toward his second devision of 
land. 

And alsoe it is agreed that mark Megs shall take up six 
acars of land on the east neck on the north side of thomas 
Scudders it being towards his second division of land 

Alsoe it is agreed that Mark Megs shall take up som more 
of the swamp below the mildam as the townsmen or any 
appointed by them shall judge meet consideration it shall 
bee cleared in som convenient time and alsoe hee grind 
wheat & Indian corne for the twelfe part of the Bushell 
for the whole towne and to make good meal when there is 
water enough to doe it for which the towne hath commit- 
ted to every man to noe their wish. 
(Towne Metings, Vol. 1, p- H) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667, Dec. 24.] 

Alsoe it was voated and Agreed 24 of December that 

Simond Lane shall have that lott that was formerly given 
to Benjamin Jones lying on the north side of Capt. Thomas 
flleitts* home lott, provided hee improve it according to 

[*Thomas Fleet was here as early as 1660, and there is a 
tradition in the family that he came here direct from England, 
bringing his family with him in his own vessel, and that he first 
landed in Cold Spring Harbor at a place which has ever since 
been called "Fleet's Hole." There is also a tradition in the 
family, said to be supported by good authority, that he was 
descended from Admiral Fleetwood of Cromwell's time, and 
that the name was shortened from Fleetwood to Fleet. He 
Was largely engaged in commerce, and is said to have had as 
many as forty vessels on the high seas. He was the ancestor 
of all the Fleets in Huntington. — C. R. S.] 



no HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the custome of the towne. 

Alsoe it is agreed the same day that Samuell Titus Thomas 
Conklyne and Richard floyd shall take in six acares of land 
apeece on the west sid of the west neck to make up that 
they take in on the north sid of Timothy Conklynes home 
lot to make up their second devision of land. 

Alsoe it is agreed that Joseph Bayly shall run the fence at 
the west end of his home lott to the mill pond hee there to 
making a sufhssiont gate for a horse with a sack it being the 
townes gift to Joseph bailey. 

Alsoe it is voated and agreed that Joseph Bayly shall take 
up what good planting land is to be found on the left hand 

of the path hether side of stony brook hee prejudising 

not the way of cattell to water it being to his second divi- 
sion of land, 
see old Book No. 3 : page 61 : and in New book A. 35. 

Alsoe it is agreed that Epenetus plat shall take in what 
land is found fitt too plant on the east end of Mr woods 
feild hee prejudising not the high waye and not exceeding 
his second division. 

{Town Meetings Vol. 1, p. 13.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1667.] 

Constable and overseers chosen for the yeare 1667. 
r ; Thomae powell Constable 

J"1^"J^^^*^"^1 overseers. 
John Rogers ) 

(Court Eec. p. 267.) 

[*John Teed's homestead was at West Neck, near what is 
now called Bouton's Point. He came from London as a servant 
in the family of Samuel Gunseld in 1637, when 19 years old. 
(See Hotton's Lists). He married Mary Jennings and had one 
son, Samuel. The name long since disappeared from this 
town. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

[AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARK MEGGS AND 
SIMEON LANE.] 

[1667, Dec. 24.] 

Whereas it was Agreed in the 24"' of December 1667 that 
Marke Meggs should take up six Acars of land on the north 
side of thomas scudders on the east neck the said meegs 
giveing Libertie to Simon Lane for make use and improve 
the said six acars of Land as Long as the said Lane lived 
])rovided the said Lane did not Lett it to any or parson to 
Improve nor give any leave or lysence to any parson or 
persons whatsoever directly nor indirectly the which made 
appearc the said Land and every part and parsell thereof 
to Returne to the said megs or his Assignes without troble 
or molcstacon This marke meggs ordered mee to Record 
soone after the Land was granted. 

Joseph Bayly Rec' 
{Court Beep. 190.) 



[ORDERS BY THE CONSTABLE AND 
OVERSEERS.] 

[1667.] 

Orders made By the Constable and Townsmen in 1667. 
Constable Thomas powell : oversears, Thomas Skidmore : ") 
Joseph whitman, John Tedd, John Rogers. 

first, for the Fireing off the woods. 

it is ordered and agreed by the Constable & overseers 
that thomas wilke sen'' and tho : Jones shall for the next 
yeare 1668 warne the whole towne Inhabitants at such a 
season as they doth judg fit to fire and burne the woods 
and every Inhabitant shall spend the whole Day in that 



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112 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

worke it any p'son Doth not com at the time appoynted he 
shall forfit 2'' and if any com not att all 4'^ this order to 
Remaine yearely and every Constable and townsmen for 
every yeare insuing shall so appoynt to men for that pur- 
pos." 

Secondly 

it is ordered and agreed by the Constable and townes- 
men that every Inhabitant having sufihctient warning to a 
towne meeting every man shall com to the place appoynted 
at the time Appointed : and for neglect hearein thay 
shall pay as ffoUoweth for not comingat the ower six pence, 
for not coming at all three shillings and for goeing away 
without Leave from the Company twelpence and on them 
that is found Delinlquent and Denies to pay it shall bee 
taken by Destres forth with. 
{Court Rec. p. 195.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1668, Jan. I.] 

January the first 1668. 
it was ordered and agreed at a town Meeting the same Day 

[*Under the Duke's Laws, promulgated when the English 
took possession in 1665, eight overseers were to be chosen the 
first year to hold office two years, and four to be elected every 
two years afterwards, and a constable was to be elected every 
year out of the overseers of the previous year. The constable 
and overseers managed the town affairs and had power to 
make orders and rules concerning fences, highways, and similar 
matters. Constables were to attend courts, and they had 
power to make arrests of those " who were overtaken with 
strong drink, or found swearing or Sabbath breaking. Va- 
grants night walkes provided taken in sight of constable or 
provent information from others or if in bear houses or disor- 
derly places." " Every constable shall have a staff six feet long 
with the King's arms on it, as a badge of his authority." — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 13 

that John Cory shall take up 2 acars on the south sid of his 
horn lot and 2 acars or more if fond in the hollow, it not ''' 
prejudicall to wayes it being towards his second Devision. 

the same Daye it was ordered that Robart Crandfeild shall 
take up six acars on the east neck it being p* of liis second 
Devision. 

the same Daye it was ordered and agreed that Richard 
Brush shall take up 5 or 6 acars of Land by the side and at 
the Reare of his Lot it being not prejudicall towards his 
second, Devision. 

John ffinch is to have six acars of Land on the bottom of 
the east neck, Stephen Jarvis six acars second, Thomas 
powell six acars third Robart Cranfeild six acars fowerth. 
{Court Bee. p. 180) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1668, Jan. 13.] 

I John Jones* of huntington Doth Ingage to Bare all 
Charge of lawe siite that may arise by ovster Bay or 
Smith of Smithfild and what Damage or loss may fall up- 
pon that Alotment I Bought of Richard flo3-d I promise to 
Bare and that Richard floyd nor his successors shall not 
bee Damnified. 

Joseph Bayly, Re"^ 

[*A writer in the Statiiford Herald in 1879 says that three 
brothers, John, Benjamin and Ebenezer Jones, came from Wales 
to New England ; that John settled in the town of Huntington, 
L. I., another on the Hudson, and the third, Ebenezer, at 
Poundridge, near Stamford, where his descendants now reside. 
It is worthy of note that the father of Rev. Eliphelet Jones, who 
preached in Huntington from about 1667 to about 1732, was 
named John Jones. He was also a minister of considerable 
note. We have no facts, however, sufficient to identify the 
John Jones of Huntington with him. Benjamin Jones, above 
mentioned, was probably the same Benjamin whose name 
appears often in these records. — C. R. S.] 



114 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

1668 Imp' these two orders 
* * * that came from o'' governer came unto Mr 
Woods hands and the Constable the eight dale of January 
that is tuching the prise of graine and also touching a new 
election of military ofhcersf and were publised wendesday 
the 13"' of January 1668. 

Joseph Ba3dy Re*^ 

[fThe Duke's Laws had established an elaborate military 
system. All able-bodied male persons over sixteen years old 
were required to do military service, and were to meet at 
appointed times for training, under a penalty of five shillings 
for default. Each man was required to have, at his own expense 
if a freeholder, and if a servant, at his master's expense, one 
good gun, fit for present service, a powder horn, worm, prime 
rod wire, one pound of powder, seven pounds pistol bullets, 
twenty pounds bullets fitted to the gun, four fathoms of match 
for a match-lock gun, and four good flints fitted for a fire-lock 
gun, subject to a fine of five shillings for neglect as to each ; 
and captains were required to examine the arms every three 
months and make yearly reports to the Governor of the State of 
the equipment. Those who wilfully refused to provide arms were 
to be put to service by the constable and their wages applied 
for the purpose. There were four regular training days in 
each town every year, and in each riding one general training, 
occupying three days, and once every two years there was a 
general training of all the soldiers in the government, the 
Governor to appoint the day. A troop of horse consisted of 
fifty, a captain, lieutenant, cornet, quartermaster and three 
corporals, each to have one horse, saddle, bridle, holsters, 
pistols or carbine, and a good sword, under a penalty of five 
shillings ; and if a trooper sold his horse without leave of his 
captain, he was subject to a penalty of ^5. The penalty to a 
soldier for sleeping in his watch in time of peace was ^^ ; in 
time of war, death. Every town was compelled to have a 
watch house and to have in it one barrel of powder " English 
wraught," 150 lbs. of bullets, and 30 lbs. of matches. If there 
were forts, the constables and overseers were to mount the 
guns and provide appurtenances, and assess the cost on the 
inhabitants. A company consisted of sixty men. The consta- 
bles and overseers nominated three men for captain, lieutenant 
and ensign, and the Governor appointed them unless objected 
to, in which case they were appointed by him after being 
chosen by a plurality of the soldiers in the company. This 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II5 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

at a town Meeting January the 13*'' 1668 it was voated and 
agreed with the generall Consent of the town that the , 
Constable and overseers shall geeta pitition drawn up and I 
presente to the governer to Manifest the towns grevence 
concerning the prise of corne and what els the tow ne see 
cause and to send a messenger with the petison as soone 
as possable.:}: 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 23.) 



[DEED. WILLIAM LEVERICH TO JOHN TEED.] 

[1668, March 2.] 

Know all men by these presents that I William Leverich 
of huntington in yorksheare uppon Long Island doe heare- 
by sell and alinate to John Tedd off the same towne A 
peice off Land with the Meddow Belonging to the same 
the Land lying uppon the west necke and the Meddow 
Bounded by the head of the Creeke lying by it which said 
land and Meddow was sould to me by John Ketcham the 

system was enforced in all its details by severe penalties 
and punishment for disobedience or neglect. From the records 
we learn that Huntington had its military company, troop of 
horse, watch house, and fort, and its training days. The 
" town spot " was the place where the train bands met, — 
C. R. S.] 

[JUnder the Duke's Laws the Governor and council fixed the 
price of grain and they had power to prohibit its export. 
About this time an order was made prohibiting its export and y 
fixing the price so low as to seriously affect the interests of the / 
people here and they protested against it. The government 
not only controlled the price of grain, but made it a legal 
tender in payment for all work done at the price so fixed, unless 
otherwise provided by special agreement to be paid in some 
other commodity. — C. R. S.] 



Il6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

said land and meddow I doe hereby sell and alinate ffrom 
my selfe and heires to the said John Tedd and his heires 
for ever witnes my hand this second Daye of March one 
thousand six hundred sixtie eaight in the p,sence of, 
Benjamin Jones William Leverich 

his 

SamuellxW. wood 

mark 

this is A true Coppie of the origgin- 
all p, mee Joseph Baiely, Rec' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 19.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL DAVIS TO JOHN FINCH.] 

[1668, March 23.] 

This p''sent writting Testifieth y*^ I Samuell Davice now of 
fairefeild have sold to John finch of Huntington one home 
lott In Huntington upon Long Island Containeing six 
accars more or less bound (one the South by the land of 
Henry whison one y'^ north with y® land that once was 
trastrum Hoges) with all previleges and Devidents both of 
upland and meadow there unto belonging. Thus I the 
said Davis hath sold for a valueable consideration allredy 
received doe bind myself heirs and assignes to free it from 
all bargaines sales mortgages executores or Incumberances 
what soever, only the said finch Is to Clear any damages 
yt ye gg^jj^ whison hath suffered since it was the said Davices 
and all soe to clear all Rate that were due since that time 
In wittness whereof I sett to my hand this 23 of march 
1667 

witness ^^^ '"^''^ "^ 

Cornelus HULL Samuellx Davice 

Steven Jarvice 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II7 

This is a true Coppy of y" originall deed extracted by 

Thomas powell, Recorder. 
(Deeds. Vol. 1, p. 9.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1668, April I.] 



At a towne Meeting the first day of Aprill it was voated 
and agreed that Nathaniell Foster shall take up fower 
Acares of land on the hetherend of tredwels plaine on the 
east sid of the south path it being like unto a hollow it be 
invr towards his second division. 



'& 



Also it was voated and agreed the same Daie that Joseph 
Whitman shall take up ten or twelve acars of land on the 
west sid of the south path on the hether side of Samuell 
Ketchams hollow, it being toward his second division. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,x>- 12.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1668, April I.] 

April the first 1668. 
At a general town meeting it was voted and agreed that 
Joseph Baiely shall run the fence at the west end of his 
home lot to the mill pond or drain ; he making a sufficient 
gate for a horse with a sack to come in and go out ; it be- 
ing the town's gift to Joseph Baiely. 

Joseph Baiely, Re"" 

[Copied from the original in the Court Records, p. , 

in the Revision in 1873; '^^so Book of Transcription, p. 
70.] 

(Town Meetings Vol. 1, p. 25, & Court Eec. p. 322.) 



Il8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Constable and overseers chosen in 1668. was, 
Thomas Scudder, Constable ; 
cn James Chichester 

and Ovarseers. 

Epenctus Piatt, 

[Copied from the original Court Records p. , in the 
Revision in 1873.] 

Town Meetings Vol. \,p. 27.) 



[TOWN MEETING. CATTLE TO BE DRIVEN TO 

CRAB MEADOW.] 

« 

[1668, April 14.] 

Att a Genncrall towne meeting Aprill the 14*'' 
it was voted and Agreed that all the drie or young cattell 
Belonging to the town shall be driven to Crab medder or 
beyond toward the Sunken Meadow the first day of May 
next and that the said cattell shall bee keept the first weeke 
by too men day and night and then three weekes by on 
man and if need require longer and if men can bee hired 
then the Constable and overseers to hire them and see a 
Rate to bee made and every man to pay according to the 
proportion of Cattell and if men cannot bee procured then 
men to take their tearnes in keeping and the Constable to 
apoynt whare to begin and if any Inhabitant shall Refuse 
to drive his Cattell or steares Dry cows, ox yearlings that 
he shall pay towards the Cow heard for every yearling as 
a cow if not more and alsoe such Inhabitant so Refusing to 
bee looked on as a contemner of authoritie. 

pe mee Joseph, Re' 
i^Town Meetings p. \L) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 19 

Alsoe it was voated and agreed the same Day that the 
towne shall bee fensed in in generall between this and the 
later end of June next and if any man shall Refuse or neg- 
lect soe to doe by that time hee shall pay for every road 
five shillings of his due portion it being equally devided 
how much every mans sheare shall bee and after it bee 
fenced according too the voat and Agreement noe inhabi- 
tant to exceed three creatures for on hundred pound 
alotment swine excepted. 

per mee Joseph Bayly. Re'' 
{Tow7i Meetings Vol. 1, p. 14.) • 



[COURT RECORDS. MARK MEGGS vs. SARAH 
SOPER. SARAH IN THE STOCKS.] 

[No date.] 

Marke Meges plaintive Against wSarah Sooper wife of 
henry Sooper Defendant in an accon of Molestacon. 

the plaintive Declareth that shee Coming to mv house in a 
violent mannar Contrary to order given her bv y'' Augh- 
toritie to the Contrary betterly Raileing and vehemently 
prevoking me by words saying shee was come to dame 
mee and that I was a damde ould devill and A Rogue if I 
did not throw her into the fire and her husband stood by 
her and did not Rebuke her for it which I shall prove. 

The Court finds for the plaintive in every Branch of the 

Declaracon that the Defend hath Raishly and unreasonabl}' 

ansured Marke Megs for which the defendant is to give 

public sattisfaction. 

secondly, in slanderous Lyes against Mark Megs as hee 

proved ffor which offence the Defendant is to sit in the 

stoks. 



... i^ 



I20 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lastly for Molesting the plaintive in Coming to his hous 
and Raileing Against him in A very unreasonable mannor 
when shee was Commanded By aughthoritie to the Con- 
trary ffor which Contempt the defendant to sit in the 
stocks. 

The plaintiff to pay Cost of Court in Respect the De- 
fendant suffers the Law. 

and if alsoe if the defendant p'sist in such a Raileing and 
Revileing mannor that the Complaints coms in the like 
Manner to Aughthorytie that then the Defend, to Bound 
to her good Behaviour or els to give good securitie or to 
Bee sent to prisson. 

the Defendant sarah Sooper Charged Marke *Megs the 
plaintive that hee would Murder her and that shee now 
gave notice of it that after it was Don it might bee 
knowne.* 

(Court Records, p. 268.) 



[MARK MEGGS'S BOND FOR APPEARANCE.] 

[1668, May 19.] 

Know all men By these prsents that I Marke Meggs of 
Huntington on Long eiland in New Yorksheere Miller 
doth Bind my selfe and my goods unto our Sove'' Lord the 

[*The law of the period required that every parish should 
have stocks for offenders and a pound for cattle, and prisons 
and pillories at the places of holding Sessions. The Town 
Court had jurisdiction of assault, slandei and disorderly con- 
duct amounting to minor offences generally. One offence was 
defined as "giving false news and lying about another." The 
penalty was a fine of 40 shillings, and if not paid, to sit in the 
stocks not exceeding seven hours, or be whipped not exceeding 
forty stripes, and give satisfaction. If the law was in force 
now the town whipper would have abundance of employment. 
— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I2l 

King and to his inferior offecars in the towne of hunting- 
ton to anser the Complaints of Thoman wicks Isacke platt 
Cap'" fifleete and Nathaniell ffostel* Inhabitants of hunting- 
ton aforesaid att the next sessions att south hampton which 
will bee on the ferst wensdaye of March next ensuing then 
and there too personally appeare and to abide the order 
of the Courte and not to Depart without Lyceanse given 
under my hand this 19"" of Januar)' in the twenteth yere 
of his Ma"* Raine and in the yeare of our lord 1668.* 
[Court Records p. 185.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1668, July I.] 

per mee Joseph Bayly Re'' 
Att a towne Meeting July the first 1668 it was ordered and 
agreed the same day by and with the Consent off the 
whole towne that Thomas skid more shall have the Reed 
Pond on the south sid of the east field leaving some part 
of it for watering for Cattell and a Bridg for people to goe 
to cow harbor for a pathwaye and alsoe his preportion of 
land adjoining to the pon as convenient as can bee found. 

[*Courts of Sessions were at this period held three times in 
each year in the East Riding — Suffolk County — in March, June 
and December, not exceeding three days in one term. Courts 
were required to be opened by a crier "who shall make 
proclamation and say O, yes ! O, yes ! O yes !. Silence is 
commanded in the court while his Majesty's Government and 
Justices are sitting, upon peril of imprisonment." The fee of 
Jurois was three shillings and six pence per day. Under the 
Duke's laws juries consisted of not more than seven, nor less 
than six men, and, except "in case of life and death" a majority 
of the jury was sufficient to convict. — C. R. S.] 



122 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Alsoe it was ordered and agreed the same Daye that all the 
Inhabitants of ye towne from sixteene upward of male 
shall for this year all meete together when they shall bee 
cald thereto for to cut downe Brush or under wood in and 
about this towne at such seasonable times as shall bee 
thought fit to destroy it and for the earring on of this work 
to overseers to be chosen by the towne for earring on of 
this expedison and every Inhabitant is then and there to 
appeare and to work the whole Daye or dayes and not to 
depart untill the whole Company departe uppon the pen- 
naltie of five shillings for esh dayse neglect or too shillings 
six pense halfe a dayes neglect.* 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 29.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[i668, July i.J 

July the first i668. 
it was ordered and Agreed the same Daye that thomas 
mills shall have the Boggie Meddoe that is at the Reare of 
his lott on the east necke square with his lotte and to give 
fortie shilling for it to the use of the towne this Medder is 

[*There is every reason to suppose that Huntington at its 
first settlement, like all new countries where they are not low 
and marshy, was clear of undergrowth, as the annual fires run- 
ning over the country destroyed it, or prevented its growth ; 
but as soon as the lands became populated and fenced in, and 
the spread of fires was prevented to a great extent, underbrush 
grew up and covered the premises in all directions. This is 
the experience in all new countries and Huntington was 
probably no exception. Probably the elevated lands of Hun- 
tington, before the advent of white men, was an open park of 
scattered trees, and the thick forests were confined to low and 
wet grounds. Fifteen years' of settlement had no doubt 
changed the face of the country considerably and it became 
necessary to cut away the underbrush. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. i2J 

to bee fenced in in some Convenient time, it is to bee un- 
derstood y' it is all y*" bogg-ie medder y' lies at y'' rear and 
east side of y^ fenced land y" wish bee paid for. 

it was ordered and Agreed the same Day that Abiall Titus 
shall have fower acars off land on the north side off a small 
pees of land of Richard Watels it not Being found preiadi- 
call to any high way it being in part towards his second 
devision. 

the same day 
it was ordered and agreed that thomas Scudder shall take 
in that boggie medder on the south side of his lot on the 
east necke from the spring to the harbour as his fence goeth 
and it to bee toward his third Devision. 

it is ordered and agreed the same Day that Stephen Jarvise 
and Robart Crandfeild shall Run their fense to the Beech 
all above entered in Book A. p. 35, 

{Town Meetings Vol. l,p. 30.) 



[DEED. MARK MEGGS TO JONATHAN ROGERS.] 

[1668, July I.] 

Know all men by these p^'sents that I Marke Megs off 
Huntington upon Long Eiland in New Yorkeshire, Millare 
Have and by these p'sents doe sell alinate and Make over 
ffrom mee my heires executors & administrators and assignes 
all my Rite title and Intrest in A parsell off Land sittuate 
and Lying in the south est end off the West ffeild Con- 
taineing six acars bee it More or les unto Jonathan Rogers 
off huntington upon Long Eiland in new yorkeshire planter 
his heires executors administrators assignes ffor ever, Too 
have hould occupie and Injoye with out any fraude troble 
or Molestation of any pson or persons what soever with all 



124 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

priviledges proffits and Revenows thereunto Belongeth or 
Appertaineth therefore I the aforesaid Marke Meges Doth 
By these sell allinate and Make over unto the aforesaid 
Jonathan Rogers his heires and assignes to have and to 
hould for ever and I doe further Ingadge my self my heires 
and assignes to save harmles and Indemnified the said 
Jonathan Rogers his heires and assignes ffrom Any p'son 
or p'sons whatsoever that shall or may Laye Any Claime 
or title to any p* or p'sells thereof In witnes whereof I 
have heare unto sett my hand this first Daye of July in the 
twentteth yeare of the Raine off our sovr Lord Chads the 
second king of England Scotland france and Ireland de" 
fender of the faith etc"" and in the yeare of our Lord i668' 
signed and ddld "'* "'""^ ''^ 

in the presents of MarkxMeggs 

the mark of 

George x Balding 
Joseph Baiely Rec' 
( Court Bee. jp. 321) 



[DEED. GEORGE BALDWIN TO ALEXANDER 
AND RICHARD BRYAN.] 

[1668, July II.] 

Know all men by these presents that I, George Baldwin of 
Huntington on Long Island with the consent of my wife 
Mary Baldwin late Demison, granted bargained sold and 
made over unto Alexander Bryan and his son Richard 
Bryan both of Milford in the Colony of Connecticut — mer- 
chant — a certain parcel or neck of land commonl)^ called 
and known by the name of Eatons Neck, lying on the East 
side of Huntington Harbor bounded as is specified in the 
Patent granted for that neck of land by Richard NicoUs 
Esq Governor of New York unto the said George Baldwin 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 25 

as also as dotli a})pcars by a bill of sale of Captain Robert 
Siely made over unto the aforesaid George Baldwin of 
Huntington to him and his heirs and assigns forever bearing 
date the twenty ninth day of Jvily one thousand six hundred 
sixty and three with all the appurtenances privileges profits 
and commodities or what so is specified particularlv in the 
Patent — and the aforesaid George Baldwin does by these 
presents grant bargain sell and make over unto the aforesaid 
Alexander and Richard Bryan* to them their heirs and 
assigns forever — All that neck of land, commonly called 
and known by the name of Eaton's Neck with all dwelling 
houses, barns, outhouses, land wood meadows, pastures, 
marshes, rivers, waters, lakes, fishing, hunting, fowling and 
all other profits commodities and all appurtenances there, 
unto belonging — for and in consideration of the sum' of two 
hundred pounds in hand paid by the aforesaid Alexander 
and Richard Bryan unto the aforesaid George Baldwin, 
and I do by these presents promise and engage unto the 
said Alexander and Richard that I will furnish the buildingf 
of the Barn that is to be done by agreement and likewise to 
leave there those plants that * * * :<- further I do 
promise and engage to secure and deliver every particular 
in as good * * * on the first of May next ensuing as 
is at this present sealing and delivering, the aforesaid George 
Baldwin for himself his wife and heirs and assigns does 
covenant and grant ; for himself and either of them to and 
with the abovesaid Alexander and Richard Br3an their 
heirs, executors and assigns by these presents shall and law 
fully may well and in peace have hold and enjoy the aforesaid 
neck of land and all appurtenances thereunto belonging 

[*Alexander and Richard Bryan came from Milford, Conn., 
to Huntington. Alexander was probably the ancestor of those 
of the name of Bryant now in Huntington and Smithtown. 
We shall find that Alexander and Richard Bryan, several years 
after this deed, procured a Manorial grant of Eaton's Neck 
from Gov. Dongan to them. — C. R. S.] 



126 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and unto their use and behoof of their heirs and assigns 
forever and for the true performance of these conditions 
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of 
July one thousand six hundred sixty and eight 1668. 
Signed, sealed and delivered ) X "^"'^'' 

in the presence of f GEORGE Baldwin 

Thomas Oviat X '"'''' °' 

Samuel Baldwin Mary Baldwin 

Recorded in the Office in New York 8th day of August 
1668. 

Matthias Nicolls. 

Secy. 
{File Eaton's Neck papers E.) 



[DEED. JONAS WOOD TO JOSEPH BAILEY.] 

[1668, July 16.] 

know all men by these p'sents that I Jonas Wood ^'^"'" of 
huntington uppon Long eiland in new yorksheare have and 
Doe by these p'^sents Doe sell allinate assigne and make 
over ffrom mee my heires executors administrators and 
assignes ffor A Considerable some in hand paid all my 
Rite title and intrest in an Allotment By denomination off 
a too hundred pound lot fformerly in the Tenor or occupa- 
tion off George Sutton since Allinated ffrom him the said 
Sutton unto M"^ James Miels off vergenia and since attached 
and prosicuted in lawe by mee Jonas wood afore said and 
given too mee By the Courte of sessions in the east Rideing 
ffindeing my prosekeucon to bee just and leagall I sale all 
my Rite title and intrest in and to the p'meses I have sould 
and made over unto Joseph Baiely off huntington uppon 
Long eiland in yorkesheare afore saide his heires executors 
administrators and assignes ffor ever to have hould occupie 
and injoyc without any Iraude Trouble or molesstacon ofi 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. \2J 

any parson or parsons whatsoever firmely by these p'"sents 
or as ffuUy as maye bee made by any Deed or Convayance 
whatsoever with all Lands privelidges accomindacons 
proffitts and Reveneues thereto Belonging or accrueing 
therefrom as allsoe all houseing out houseing orchards 
Barnes, gardens pastures Medows, and privilidges I the 
afore said Jonas wood Doe by these p'"sents sell allinate 
and estrainge ffrom mee my heires executoi"s administrators 
and assignes all my Rite title and Intrest unto the afore 
said Joseph Baiely his heires executors administrators and 
assignes Too have and too hould forever and I Doe by 
these p'sents Ingadge my selfe my heires executors admin- 
istrators and asssignes to save harmeless and indemnified 
the said Baiely his heires and assignes from any p'son or 
p'sons whatsoever whoe shall or maye Laye any Claime or 
title to the afore said Lott or any p* or p"^" thereof to the 
indemnifying the said Baiely or his sucksessors in his Or 
either of thaire quiett possession as witnes my hand this 
sixteene Daye of July in the twenteth yeare of the Raine 
of Charles the second. King of England, scottland ffrance 
and Ireland et. cef and in the yeare of our Lord on thous- 
and six hundred sixtie and eaight according to the com- 
putacon of the Church of England. 

signed sealed and Jonas Wood. 

dlld. in the p'^sents of 

John ffinch sen' 
Timothy Conkloyne 

This is a true coppie of the 
originall Deede extracted 
p mee Joseph Baily Rec' 
{Court Records, p. 312.) 



128 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THOMAS POWELL'S LANDS.] 

[1668.] 

The Records of the Lands and Medowes of Thomas 
Powell. 

Imp"" his hous Lot, situate and Lying Betweene the Lot ot 
samuell wood on the southeast side of samuell wood and 
the norewest Jonathan harnit frunting towards the high 
waye and Rearring to the woods the Breadth at the frunt 
18 Rod the Reare 20 Rod as alsoe a certaine parsell of 
Land Lying neare to Cowharbor Brooke, 
alsoe a parsell of Land in the east feild Containing 3 acars 
bee it more or les the Land of thomas wititson on the east 
side and the Land of thomas weekes on the weest this 
Land was Laide out to James Chiehester and was part of 
his Division of Land. 

more alsoe too Acares on the west side of Robart Cranfeild 
which was Land bought of Samuell Blackman and part of 
Devision of Land belonging to his lot. 

More alsoe A Certaine parsell Lying on the Bottom ol the 
east necke Bounded on the e?ast side with the sound on the 
south with the Land of Stephen Jarvis and the west side 
the high way going through the midell of the necke. 
more alsoe a hollow lying and being on the west side of 
tredwels plaine Containeing six acars bee it more or les 
Bounded on the east side with too acars of land Belonging 
to Samuell wood. 

Joseph Bayly ""^^" Rec' 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 29.) 



[THOMAS POWELL'S SOUTH MEADOWS.] 

[1668.] 

Record of the Lands and Medowe of Thomas Powell 
ordered by a towne acte in 1668 to B Recorded. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1-29 

Imp'' A Certaine parsell of Medow lying and Being on the 
south side of the eiland on a necke caled by the name of 
the greate necke Lying in too parsels the first devision 
Bounded on the east side with the meddow of Mr wood 
and on the west side with the medow of thomas weeks only 
Mr wood to have fower Rod wide in the fresh medowe. 
the second Devision of medow Bounded on the east side 
with the Creeke as far as the Clamsheals then with Mr 
Woods and John weeks on the same side this Devision 
Runs to the sounde alsoe Bounded on west side with the 
meddow of the widoe Rogers. 

More alsoe A Certaine parsell of Medow Lying and being 
on a neck called By the name of Copiage Being the third 
part of upland and Medow the ather too parts Belonging 
to Samuell wood and Calib wood. 

Joseph Bayly "'^" Rec' 
(Deeds Vol. 1, p. 28.) 



[DEED. JOHN PLATT TO JOSEPH WHITMAxN.j" 

[i668, Oct. 21.] 

October the 21"^ i668- 

Bargoned and Agreed the Daye and yeare above said as 
ffolloweth : 

Imp"''* I John platt of Huntington uppon Long Eiland have 
Bargoned sould and made over unto Joseph Whitman of 
huntington afore said all my Right titell and intrest in my 
Accomindacon that lyeth and being in huntington afore 
said formerly in the tennor or occupacon of John Bud of 
Southhould I say I have sould and made over as aforesaid 
all my Right titell and Intrest unto the said whitman his 
heirs and assigns for ever all and singular the Appurtinan- 
ces there to belonging and every part and p'sell thereof 
with all Devisions ot land that may hereafter Belong thereto 



130 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

except that parcell or allotment of meddow that lyeth on a 
neck of Meddovv called nagunttataiige which is the halfe 
Devision of a three hundred pound Lott which halfe De- 
vision I the said John platt Reserveth for my owne use and 
Behoufe But all the Rest of the Accomondation and every 
part and p'sell thereof I have sould and made over as 
aforesaid for A Graye mare and A cow that is now in the 
teneer of Joseph whitman Boath to be delivered unto John 
Platt aforesaid. By the Last of november next ensuing 
for the true pformance hereof the p'ties above said have 
enterchangably sett our hands the Daye and yeare above 
said. 

John Platt. 

Joseph Whitman 
Joseph Bayly, Rec"^ 
{Court Records, p. 181. J 



[DEED. HENRY SOPER TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1668, Nov. 2.] 

know all men by these p'sents y' I Henry Soper* of Hun- 
tington upon Long Island, planter, have Barganed sold and 
made over from me my heirs executors administrators and 
assignes part of my swoomp y* did belong to my home 
Lott, a joyning to y'' lot of Jonathon Rogers By Estmiation 
three acres be it more or Lesse. I say I have sold and made 
over unto Jonathen Rogers his heirs executors adminis- 

[*Henry Soper resided near the head of Huntington Harbor. 
He was a brick maker. He was the husband of the notorious 
Sarah Soper, a woman of violent temper and speech, who kept 
the neighborhood in an uproar. She was often prosecuted for 
slander, assault, &c., and was sentenced to " sit in the stocks." 
— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I3I 

trators and assignes to have and to hold, for ever, as 
witnesse my hand this 2"' of Novemb"' : In y" 20**" yeare of 
y« Raigne oi Charles y*^ second, king of England, Scolland 
france, and Ireland : etc, and in y'^ year of our Lord, 1668 : 

the mark of 

Henry xSoPER 



Witnesse 
Joseph Daily, Rec' 



{Deeds Vol. 1, p. 147.) 



This is A true Coppy 
taken out of y*^ old Book 
By me John Cory, Clerk : 

Aprill the 28 : 1683. 



[ORDER OF THE CONSTABLES AND OVERSEERS 
AGAINST CUTTING TIMBER.] 

[1668, Dec. 29.] 

December the 29*'' 1668. 

Imp"" it is ordered and Agreed By the Constable and townes 
men that noe pipestavess, hogshed stavess nor any other 
timber trees shall bee fallen or wrought up for sale within 
three miles of this towne Becaus By it much timber hath 
Been spild thereby and soe townes Ruened By such Ruin 
off timber and ffurther it is ordered that Noe Inhabitant 
within this towne shall give leave or Impower Any alian 
or strainger to fale and worke out any timber for pipe staess, 
hogshed staves Barrell staess or any timber for Any other 
use what soever within the Limits of the towne of hun. 
tington uppon the pennaltie of five shillings for every such 
tree fallen and wrought out uppon the said Commons of 
this townes Bounds alsoe five shillings for the faling and 
working out of every tree for pipe staves or' Any other 



132 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

use for sale by any Inhabitant as is above spesified within 
three miles of the towne on the townes Commons. 

Joseph Baiely, Rec"^ 
{Court Bee. p. 269.) 



[TOWN MEETING. AGREEMENT ABOUT THE 

MILL.] 

[1669, Jan. 24.] 

At a towne meeting January the 24*^ 1669. 

I Marke Meggs hath given the mill hee bought of 
william Ludlam too the townes use if hee die whilest hee 
live being in the towne and if hee happen to sell the said 
mill in the time off his life he the said marke meges have 
Ingadged to sell the said mill to the towne or that the 
towne shall have the Refusall thereof. 

this gift is to bee understood if marke meggs Doe leave 
that mill. 

{Town Meetings Vol. l,p. 29.) 



[DEED. RICHARD DARLING TO BENJAMIN 
JONES.] 

[1669, March 3.] 

Know all men By these p'sents that I Richard Darling 
off Huntington uppon Long eiland in new yorkesheere 
Carpenter have for the valine off thirtie and six pounds to 
bee paid as is more at Large exprest in A Bill of Debt 
Bareing Date with these presents have Bargoned sould and 
By these p''sents Doe Bargen sell and Make over unto 
Benjamin Jones off huntington uppon Long eiland in new 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 33 

yorke sheare a fore said all my Rite title and intrest that I 
have in an accommindacon which is A too hundred pound 
Lottment lying and Being in huntington afore said the lot 
of thomas powell on the east side the lott off Isack plat on 
the west side the Reare with the woods in Comonadge 
the frunt with the street or high waye as alsoe all houseing 
Barnes out housing gardens orchards, Together with all 
Lands privilidges ■ accomindacons profits and Reveneus 
thereto Belonging or accrueing therefrom as alsoe A Cer- 
taine parsell of Meddow lying and Being on the south side 
of the Hand Containeth eaight Acars bee it more or Les it 
beeing the p'porsion of A too hundred pound Lott accord- 
ing to the nomination of the towne lying and Being on A 
necke called By the name of siasses necke all which the 
aforesaid Lands Meddowsand accommonda. and priviledges 
thereto Belonging I the afore said Richard Darling Doe by 
these presents sell alinate and estrainge ffrom mee my 
heires executors administrators and assignes all my Rife 
title and intrest unto the afore said Bcnjamine Jones his 
heires executors administrators and assignes to have and 
to hould for ever and I Doe by these p'sents ingadge my 
selfe my heires executors administ" and assignes to save 
harmeles and Indemnified the said Benjamin Jones his 
heires executors administ'^ and assignes from any p'son or 
p'sons whoe maye or shall laye any Claime or title to the 
afore said Lands or medows or any p^ or p*^'' thereof this 
Lande and meddow^s was fformerly in the tennor or 
occupacon of Richard letten thence estranged to Josias 
Letten his son and so to John Robins and thence to Richard 
Darling w^hoe ingadgs to save indemnified the said Jones 
or his sucksessors in his or either of their quiet possession 
of the afore said Lands or any p* or p'sell thereof as witnes 
my hand this third Dale of march in the on and twentie 
yeare of the Raine of our sov' Lord Charles the second By 
the grace of god of england Scotland france & Ireland 



134 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

King defender of the faith ect. and in the yeare of our Lord 
1669, 

signed & ddl. in Richard Darling 

the p«°'«of 
Nick, rider. 
Joseph Baiely Rec"" 

this is A true Coppy of the 
originall, extract, p mee 
Joseph Baiely Rec"^ 
{Court Bee. p. 316) 



[DEED. NOAH ROGERS TO THOMAS WICKS.] 

[1669, April 19.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Noah Rogers off 
Huntington uppon Long Eiland in New Yorke shire 
plantter. Doe Bargen sell and Make over all my Rite title 
and Intrest in my alottment off Meddow Lying and Being 
on the south side of the Island on a neck Called santtapauge 
beeing the parportion of A too hundred pound Lott ffor a 
valiable consideration in hand paid I saye I have and Doe 
By these presents alinate and estrange ffrom mee my heires 
executors administrators and assignes all my Right title 
and intrest unto thomas wicks off huntington in new yorke 
sheare afore said his heirs executors administrators and as- 
signes for ever too have hould ocupie and injoye without 
Any fraude troble or Molestacon off Any p son or psons 
whatsoever with all and priveledges proffitts and Revenews 
thereto Belonging or Accrueing there from : and I doe 
ffurther ingadge my selfe my heirs executors, administra- 
tors and assignes to save harmeles and indamnefied the said 
thomas wilks sen'' his heirs executors administrators and 
assignes from any person or persons what soever whoe 
may or shall Lay any Clayme or title to any p* or ps.ell. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 35 

there off to the Indemnifing the said wilks or his successors 
in his or either off theire quiet possession in witness where- 
of I have hereto sett my hand this Nineteene Dayeof Aprill 
in the one and twentie yeare of the Raine of Charles the 
second King of England scottland france and Eireland etc"" 
and in the yeare of our Lord 1669. 

Noah Rogeres. 
Signed and Delivered 
in the presents of 
James Chichester Jr 

tb« markc of w 

Henry Sooper. 



Joseph Bawlys. 

Rec^ 



(Court Bee, p. 262.) 



[DEED. WILLIAM LEVERICH TO JONAS 

WOOD.] 

[1669, April 20.] 

Know all men by these p'sents y' I Mr W"" Leverich* of 
Huntington upon long Island in new yorkeshare Clarke 
have for a valueable Consideration in hand paid bargoned 
sold & by these p'sents doe bargon sell & make over from 
mee my heires execuf" adminest" & assignes in & unto my 
accomodations or alottment sittuate & lieing in Huntington 
afore sd. unto M"" Jonas wood of Huntington one long 
Island in new yorke-share afore s'' his heires executo" ad- 
minist" & assignes for ever to have hold use occupy & 

[*Rev. William Leverich, as has already been stated, came to 
Huntington among the first, and continued to be a minister 
here until about the date of this deed. He now sold all his 
lands here and early in 1670 moved to Queens County, settling 
finally at Newtown. He was succeeded here by Rev. Eliphelet 
Jones, His son Eleaser remained here, for a time at least. — 
C. R. S.l 



136 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

enjoy with out any trouble eviction or molestacion of any 
person or persons \v* soe ever & as fully largely & amply 
as could bee made by any deed of sale w^ soever togather 
with all lands improved outlands houseing barn orchard 
gardens out houseing previledges accomodations proffits 
& revenews there to belonging or accuring there from, as 
alsoe a certain parcell of meadow lying one south side of 
this Hand on two severall necks of meadow part one a 
necke called neguntataug & y*" other part on a necke Called 
bp y*" name of the east necke both parcels Containes twelve 
accors bee it more or lese which is the porportion of a 
three hundred pound alottment all which the afore sd. 
lands meddows accomodations & p'vilidges I y" afore s'' 
M"" W™ Leverich doe by f hese p'sents sell allinat & estrange 
from mee my heires executo" adminis*" & assignes unto y® 
afore s'^ Mr Jonas wood his heires executors administ" & 
assignes To have and to hold for ever & I doe by these 
p''sf nts ingage my selfe my heires & assignes to save harm- 
less & indamnified y'^ said Mr wood or his sucksesers in his 
or either of there quiet possession of the afore said lands & 
every part and parcell thereof which lands was formerly in 
y'" occupation of Edw. Tredwell, thence estranged to Calib 
Carwithy from Carwithy to John Kitcham & from Ketch- 
am to mee W"' liverich which land lSl every part & p cell 
herein spcsified I promise to Clear unto Mr Wood from y'' 
beginning of y" would untill y" day of y'' dat here of as 
witness my hand y" one & twenteth day of aprill m y'' one 
& twenteth yeare of his maj"^ Raine & in y'' year of our 
lord according to y*^ Computaton of England one thousand 
six hundred sixty nine 

Wm Leverich 

Signed, sealed & deld' 
in y*" p'sents of 

Eliaser leverich 

his \/ marK 

Calib leverich 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I37 

This is a true Coppy of y'^ origenal deed extracted p me 

Tho: powell. 

Rcc^ 

{Court Eec.,p. 302.) 



[DEED. MARY SEELY, WIDOW OF ROBERT 

SEELY, DECD., AND JOHN MANNING 

TO ANDREW MESSENGER.] 

[1669, July 15.] 

Know all men By these p'^sents that wee Mary seely, wid- 
dow, of the Cittie of New Yorke and Cap'" John Manning, 
off the Cittie of new yorke, aforesaid, executor in trust 
unto the afore said widdow have for A valiable considera- 
tion in hand paid Before the sealeing and delivering hereof 
have Bargoned sould and by these presents doe Bargon 
sell and make over unto Andrew messenger off Jamacoe 
on Long eiland in new yorke sheare yoeman all our Rite 
title and Intrest in an Accomindacon or alottment sittuate 
and Lying in huntington uppon Long eiland in new yorke 
sheare afore said formerly in the tenor or occupation off 
Cap'" Robart seely deseased and since Confirmed unto mee 
Mary seely widow Late wife off the said Cap'" seely de- 
seased and to my trusty and welbeloved Brother Cap'" 
John Maning executor in trust unto mee the afore said 
Mary widow aughthorised by the Honorable Governor 
and his CounscU at a jenerall Court of assizes at new yorke 
wee saye all our Right title and Intrest in and to the same 
and every part and parsell thereof as housing Barne, gar- 
dens, orchards home lote Meddow or Meddows, out Lands 
devided or that hereafter may bee Devided according to 
the parporcion of a to hundred pound Lot to hould occu- 
pie and Injoye without any fraude * * * * troble or 
Molesstacon of any p'son or p'sons whatsoever firmely By 



138 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

these p'sents or as fully Largely and Amply as can Bee 
made by any Deede or Convayance whatsoever Bounded 
on the east side with the lotte of Abiall Tituss and on the 
west side with the Land of the widow Titus and the Reare 
with the land of John Tedd and frunted with the high waye 
as alsoe a cairtaine p'sell off Meddow Lying and being on 
the south side off the Hand Containeing eaight acars Bee 
it more or les which is the parporcon of A too hundred 
pound Lott all which the afore said Lands Meddow and 
accomindacons and privelidges wee the afore said Mary 
seely widdoe and Cap^" John Manning Doth alynate and 
estrainge from us and every of us our heires executors 
administrators and assignes all our Right title and intrest 
unto The afore said Andrew Messengar his heires executors 
administrators and assignes To have and to hould for ever 
'and wee Doe by these p''sents Ingadge our selfs and our 
assignes to save harmeles and Indemnified the aforesaid 
Messengar and his assignes ffrom any p'son or p'sons whoe 
may or shall laye Any Claime or title to the afore said 
houseing Lands or any p* or p^*^'^ thereof to the Indeminfing 
the s^ Messengar or his suksessors in his or either of 
thaire quiet possession in witnes whereof wee have here 
unto set our hands and scales this fifteene Daye of July in 
the on ane tweneth yeare of the Raine of our sover"*^ Ld. 
Charles By the grace of god of england Scotland france 
and Ireland king, and in the yeare of our lord on thouson 
six hundred sistie nine. 

signed, sealed JOHN Manning 

and ddl. in the 
presents of. 

Thomas Burramans 

John Pratt 

This is A true Coppie of the originall extracted p mee 

Joseph Baiely 

ReC 
{Court Bee, p. B18.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 39 

[DEED. ANN ROGERS TO SAMUEL 
MESSENGER.] 

[ 1669, Aug. 9.] 

The Record of Jonathan Harnuts Land and medowes. 

Know all men by these p''sents y*^ I An Rogers* of hun- 
tington upon Long Island Widowe, have for y'= valine of 
twenty pounds in currant pay to be made as is more at 
large expressed in a bill of debt under hand seale given: 
have barganed sould & doe by these p'sents bargan sell & 
make over unto Samuel Messenger of huntington uppon 
long Island afore sd. All my Rite title & Intrust in and to 
my accommondation situate & being in huntington as hous- 
ing barn out housing orchyard, garden trees home lot 
frame for a hous alredy hewen Bounded as heere specified 
the lot of Tho* Wicks on y'^ north side and y*^ lot of Noah 
Rogers on y*" south side y"' Rear with y*" lot of John Corey 
& frunted with y'' high way as also a certain parcsell of 
land lying & being in y*^ east feild : by estemation fower 
acres be it more or less : Bounded with y** land of Thomas 

[*Genealogists have expended a great deal of effort and time 
in endeavoring to find out who Ann Rogers was, but as far as 
I know without an entirely satisfactory result. She is called in 
these records the widow of George Wood, but it is presumed 
that she was the widow Rogers when George Wood married 
her, as she had children bearing the name of Rogers, as follows : 
Obadiah, John, Noah, Samuel, Mary and Hannah, and a large 
share of the Rogers family now in Huntington undoubtedly 
descended from these, her children. She came from Setauket 
to Huntington and died here soon after this deed was given. 
The record of the Court of Assizes held in New York City, Oct. 
2, 1665, states that one Ralph Hall and Mary his wife were 
brought to the bar on indictment for witchcraft in having, in 
the town of " Seatalcott," caused the death of George Wood 
and an infant child of Ann Rogers. The indictment reads as 
follows, as to the charge of murdering the child : 

" Morover the constable and overseers of the said town of 
.Seatalcott in the East riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island 



I40 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Jones on y® west side and y" Rear y® woods in Comonadge 
3^*^ frunt to 3'^ cart path w'''' goes throw y*" feild Is also halfe 
m3' proportion of medow sittuate & being on y*^ south side 
of 3'*' Island b3' estimation six acres be it more or lesse wc'h 
is y*" half proportion of a three hundred pound lot all which 
Lands, medows, priviledge accomandations, profits, be- 
longing thereto or accuring there from, or ever here affter 
shall be : except foure acres l3"ing in y*" north of 3^'^ littell 
neck neer Cow harbour alred3' in Records & half m}- Right 
of Comondage wich my half part of medow I resarve to 
my only use & behoof, elos all Lands medows pastures, ac- 
comindations profits and Revenues there to belonging or 
ever here after shall bee. I 3^"^ afore sd, An Rogers doe by 
these p'^sents sell, all3'nat and estrange from me my heirs 
executirs administraters and assignes all my Rit title and 
intrust unto Samuel Messengar his heirs, executors, ad- 
min'*"" & assignes. To have and to hold for ever ; furthr I 
y'' afore sd an Rogers doe Ingadge my self my heirs and 
assignes to save harmelesse and indamnefied y^ fore sd. 

aforesaid do further present to our sovereign lord the King that 
some while after the death of the aforesaid George Wood the 
said Ralph Hall (did as is suspected) divers times by y'-' Hke 
wicked and detestable acts commonly called witchcraft and sar- 
cery maliceously and felonously practice and exercise on the 
person of an infant child of Ann Rogers widow of y*^ aforesaid 
George Wood deceased by which wicked and detestable arts 
the said infant child (as is suspected) most dangerously and 
mortally sickened and languashed and not long after by the 
said wicked and detestable arts (as is likewise suspected) died. 
And so y^ said Constable and overseers do present that the 
said George Wood and the said infant child by the ways and 
means aforesaid most wickedly maliciously and felonously 
were, (as is suspected) murdered by the said Ralph Hall at the 
times and places aforesaid against y" peace of our sovereign 
lord y*" King and against the laws of this Govrment in such 
case provided." Both pleaded not guilty. The jury found as 
to Mary Hall: "There are some suspicions by the evidence of 
what the woman is charged with but nothing considered of 
value to take away her life:" and the court gave sentence that, 
"the man shall be bound body and goods for his wifes appear- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 14! 

Samuel Messenger his heirs and assignes from any person 
or persons who may or shall lay any claim or title to y® 
fore sd. accomindation or any part or parcell there of ex- 
cept before excepted in witnesse where of I have here unto 
set my hand and scale y*^ 9 of august: in 21''' yeare of 
Charles y*^ second of England, Scotland france & Ireland, 
king &.C and in y*" year of our lord 1669 : The mark of 

Ann X Rogers 

Signed sealed and 
ddl. in y'' presence of 
John Bartram 
Joseph Baiely Rec'. 



This a true Coppy Compered with y^ originall by me 
John Corey Rec"" March the 31: 1682. 

The assignment of this Bill of sale is on y*^ back side of 
this leafe 

John Corey Rec^ 
(Deeds Vol. 1, p. 107.; 

ance at the next session and so on from session to session so 
long as they stay within this Goverment in y** mean while to 
be of y® good behaviour." 

It will be noted that this " witchcraft " record belongs to 
Setauket and not to Huntington, and is only given here as con- 
nected with the death of a child of the mysterious Ann Rogers- 
There is no record, I think, anywhere that an arrest was ever 
made in Huntington on a charge of witchcraft. It is highly 
probable that Ann Rogers was the widow of William Rogers, 
one of the earliest settlers here, and one .of the grantees in the 
eastern purchase Indian deed in 1656, and whose name disap- 
pears soon after. As George Wood was living in Brookhaven 
town after the date of the witchcraft proceedings it is difficult 
to see how Ann Rogers could have been his widow at that 
time. — C. R. S. 



142 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JONAS WOOD Jr., TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[No Date.] 

This writing testifieth y^ I Jonas wood Jun'' of Hunting- 
ton in y*^ east Riding of yorkeshire on Long Island have 
Barganed sold & made over three acars of Land unto 
Jonathan Rogers of y* above sd. town & Riding : the above 
sd. three acars of land is lying in y^ old West feild in y^ 
west neck and was formerly in y* tenure or occupation of 
John Conkling, thence to timothy Conkling thence to 
Caleb Cornethy & from thence to me and is Bounded on 
y^ north with y** woods : on y^ east with y'' land of John 
Scudder and on y*" south with y*" woods and on y* west 
with y*" Land of Richard wilams for which Land I y*" above 
sd. Jonas Wood doe acknowledg my self to be fully sattis- 
fied contented and payed and doe by these p'sents bargan 
sell & make over all my Rite & title y' I y*" afore sd. Jonas 
Wood Jun'' have in and to y'" above sd. 3 acars of Land 
from me my heirs, executors, administrators & assigns: 
unto Jonathan Rogers his heirs executors, administrators 
& assignes to have hold use & peacably to Injoy with out 
any lett or moUystation by mee or any means of mine for 

ever as witnesse my hand this of 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 53.; 



]JONATHAN ROGERS' LANDS.] 

[No Date.] 

The Records of the Lands and Meddows of Jonathan 
Rogers his house and hom Lot Lying and Being in Hun- 
tington the Land of henry sooper on the south side the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I43 

north side part with Land of the townc in Commonadge 
and part withe the Medow of thomas scudder the frunt to 
the Common the Reare to the woods in Commonadge as 
alsoe 9 acars of Land at the est end of the west feild as 
alsoe 5 acars on the north side of the hether end of the 
west feild as also a hollow containeing 3 acars Lying in 
setalket Rode more on smale hollow Betwene the towne 
and the other hollow formerly in the ocupacon of thomas 
Brush thenc estranged to Eliazar Leverich thence to John 
teed. 

as also 8 acars of Meddow Lying on A neck called Santi- 
pauge Being the Medow of his owne Lot. 
more alsoe six acars be it more or les on a necke called 
the great neck Being halfe the parporcon of Meddow that 
lot Belongeth to the Lott formerly in the ocupacon of 
william Rogers. 

as alsoe the halfe part of the Comonadge of that Lott that 
is to'be Devided or all that ever heare after shall bee De- 
vided is to Remaine unto Jonathan Rogers* his heirs and 
assignes. 

{DeediiVol.l,p.5S.) 

[*Thc law of this period was very strict concerning the record 
of all conveyances of land, and the record of transfers of land 
that had been made prior to the English Conquest in 1663. It 
provided that no sale of land should be good unless by deed in 
writing under hand and seal acknowledged, and a particular 
form of words was prescribed for the granting and other 
clauses in deeds, not, however, to apply to wills or grants by 
towns to individuals. It provided that no mortgage, bargain 
and sale of lands, where the grantor shall remain in possession, 
shall be of force against anv person except the grantee unless 
acknowledged and recorded within one month, and grantors 
were compelled to acknowledge under penalty of imprisonment. 
— C. R. S.] 



144 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RICHARD BRYAN'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

A Record of the Lands & Meadow 
off Mr Richard Brvan* in the yeare 1669. 

Imp' his home Lott sittuatte and being in Huntington 
bounded as heare named the highe waye or buring hill on 
the east side the Land of thomas Brush on the west side 
the ffrunt south to the highe waye the Reare the land off 
John Sammeses alsoe a Certaine parcell off land in the west 
ffeeld Containing too acers bee it more or less the Land of 
Andrew Messenger on the east side and the land of Samuell 
Titus on the west side the Le * * north and south with 
the woods in Comonadge as alsoe a Certain parsell of med- 
dow on the South side of the Hand on too necks the on 
halfe on a necke called nagunttatoug it beeing 4 acars bee 
it more or les Bounded on the east side with the Meddow 
off Joseph whitman and the west with the Meddow off 
Marke Megs in Lengh north and south which is the halfe 
p.porcian of a too hundred pound lott alsoe the other half 
parportion on a necke called the east neck which part is 
not Layd out or divided. 

Joseph Ba — ly 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 1.) 

[*Richard Bryan was a son of Ann and Alexander Bryan, the 
latter a merchant of Milford, Conn. Richard came to Hunt- 
ington from Milford among the first settlers. He and his 
father at this time (1669) owned Eaton's Neck, having pur- 
chased it of George Baldwin it 1668, and they held it until they 
sold to John Sloss in 17 10. As very few conveyances of lands 
on Eaton's Neck were recorded in the Huntington records, the 
title not coming originally from the town, no mention is made 
in this record of Richard Bryan's lands on Eaton's Neck. 
Richard had brothers, Alexander and Samuel ; and his first 
wife's name was Mary, second, Elizabeth. His children were 
Alexander, Samuel, John, Robert, Joseph, Mary, Hannah, 
Abigail, Frances, Sarah, and Elizabeth. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 145 

[JAMES CHICHESTER'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Records off the Lands and Medows off * * * * 
Chichester sm"", off Huntington 1669. 

his house and home Lott sittuate att the harboure in hun- 
tington the frunt off the Lott faceing to the harboure nore 
* the Reare soufh to the townes Land in Commonadge the 
east side Bounded with the high \va3'e the west side Bounded 
with a Boggea : Meadowe off the towns in Commonadge 
as alsoe A Certain Parssell off Land Lying and Being on a 
necke caled by the name off the east necke — Runing from 
the harbour norward Bounded the east side with the 
Land off Stephen Jarvis and on the west side with the 
highwaye going on to the necke the south side or frunt 
with the woods in Commonadge Running to the great 
harboure almost to the Beach it Being eaight Acars bee 
it more or Les as alsoe fower acars Be it more or les Lying 
and Being in the west feild the Land the Land off Jonas wood 
Junr on the east side the Land off Thomas Brush on the 
west side ffrunt and Reare with the woods in Commonadge 
alsoe fower Acars on the Littell east necke. 
{Deeds Vol. 1, p. 3.) 



[ISAAC PLATT'S LANDS.] 



[1669.] 



* * 



A Record of the Lands and Med * * * 
Isacke platt in the yeare 1669 
Imp'' home Lott lying and becing in Hun ***** 

* ^ Josias Laten on the east side the west side * * * 

* * * * into the woods and to the east feilde a * * 



146 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

***** off Land lying in the east feild the La * * 

* * * on the east side the west side and Reare * * 

* * -:r * Commonadge friinted as other lots : as als * 

* * * * off medowe lying on the south side off * * 

* * TV i * necke caled the great necke on p. sell by 
the * * * * the name of the Hand bounded with the 
ofr * * * * east side off it a littell creeke and good 
man wood ***** side off it the other parssell 
bounded on the east by ***** * creeke on the 
Avest by Andrew Messenger on the s * * * * * thomas 
powells : alsoe too more parsels of Meddow * * * * 
on a necke caled santtapauge the Lot of henry sooper on 
ye north side the meddow off thomas wilks on the south 
side the Reare to the Sounde west and soo Running east to 
the woods the other p sell Lying on the eastermost side off 
that necke by estimacon 4 acars bee it more or les the Med- 
dow of Thomas wilks on the south and runing as far by the 
Creeke side as mowable 

Joseph Baiely, Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol. l,i>. 4) 



[ROBERT CRANFIELD'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Record of the Lands and Meadow of Robert Cran- 
field in this year 1669. 

Home Lott Lying and Being att the Harboure the Lott of 
Thomas * * on the South side, and the Lott of Stephen 
Jarvis on the north side in rear with the woods, the frunt 
to the Harbour; as also, a certain piece of Land Lying in 
the east field, The Land of Thomas Weekes on the east 
side, and the Land of Thomas Powell on the west as also a 
Certain parcel of Land Lying on the East Neck Contain- 
ing four Acres and one Half Be it more or Less. 



i 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 147 

The Land of Thomas Wilks on the East side, and Land 
of Stephen Jarvis on the West side the Rear toward the 
Great Harbour, the frunt to the woods in commonage. 
That parcel of Land In the east field is by Denomination 
three acres be it more or Less, as also a Certain parcel of 
Meadow Lying on the south side of the Island on a Neck 
Commonly called by the name of Josias his Neck and is 
the Westermost Lott on that Neck Bounded on one side 
with the Creek and other side with the Lotts of James 
Chichester, and Stephen Jarvis not yet Divided 

Joseph Baiely, Recorder. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 5.) 



[NATHANIEL FOSTER'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Record of the Land and Meadow of Nathanial Fos- 
ter In the year 1669. 

Imprimus, House Lott sittuate and beeing in Huntington 
the woods in Commonadge on the south side and the Lott 
off Thomas Scudder on North side the Reare to the woods 
east the frunt too the harboure west in Length east & west 
as alsoe a certaine parsell off land in the east ffeild contain- 
ing three acars Bee it more or Les the land off Thomas 
wilks senr. on the east side and the Land off Cap'" Thomas 
fleet on the west side the Reare to the woods south. 

as allsoe A. Certaine parsell of Meddow lying on the south 
side of the Hand on a Necke called santtapauge by estema- 
con eaigbt acars bee it more or les in length it Runeth 
north and south, Bounded on the north end with a Ranke 
of small trees by the Indian path, on the west sid with the 



148 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

creek the east side with the woods the south end with the 
meddowe of henry sooper : 

Joseph Baiely 

Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 7.) 



[JONAS WOOD'S LANDS.] 

[No date. Probably 1669.] 

The Record of the Lands and Meddows of Mr Jonas 
Wood. 

Imp' his housing orchard and hom Lott sittuate and lying 
in huntinofton Bounded as is heare mensoned the frunt to 
the streit west ward the south east side to a Lane that 
Leads to the woods the Reare to the woods in Common- 
adge the west side bounded with the Land of John weekes 
Containeing seaven Acars Be it more or les : as alsoe fower 
acars and a halfe lying and being in the east feild the east 
sid to the woods the south side adjoyning to the woods in 
commonadge the west-side bounded with, the land off John 
weekes the north side to a high waye that leads through 
the midell of the sd. feild as alsoe a certaine parsell of land 
lying and being on a smale neck of land beyond Cowhar- 
bour brook Containeing twelfe acares bee it more or les 
Bounded on the north, and norewest side with the salt 
water and on the east side with the Land of Eppenetus 
platt and on the west side with the Land of Jonathan Rog- 
ers on the south side with the woods in Commonadge as 
alsoe six acars lying and being on trcdwels plaine the frunt 
to the highwaye that leds to the south side of the Hand 
Reareing to the woods in Commonadge bounded on the 
north sid with the Land of John weekes and the southside 
with the Land of Isacke platt as alsoe an acar of Land be 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 149 

it more or les lying in a hollow on the west side of tred- 
wels plaine bounded on the southest side with the Land of 
John weekes. as alsoe Certaine parsels off Medovv Lying 
and being on the south side of the Hand twelfe acars bee it 
more or les lying on a neck off Meddow Called by the 
name of the great necke being the porporcon of a three 
hundred pound lot and belongs to the lott Mr wood now 
lives in lying in three particular parsels as alsoe fower 
Acars be it more or les lying on a necke of Meddow called 
santapauge Bounded on the south sid with the Medow of 
John weeks on the north side with the medow of henry 
sooper the southwest with the sea and the norc-east with 
the woods which fower acars of medow w'as a gift from the 
towne to Mr wood : as alsoe fower acars of medow lying 
and Being on a necke of medow called by the name of 
siases necke bounded east with the Creeke north and west 
with the woods formerly in the Tenor or accupacon of 
Edman wood father of Mr Jonas wood Deseased. as alsoe 
the westermost side of a necke of medow called by the 
name of Copiage which Containes the halfe of the said 
necke formerly in the tennor or occupacon of Mr Sticklen 
thence alienated to Mr. Jonas wood Bounded on the west 
side with a Creeke that parts the greate necke and it the 
south with, the sea : what medow I have on the great 
necke Bounded as hereafter specified on acare Lying 
Betwne thomas powell and John weeks on other parsell 
Bounded on the west with thomas powel the norest with 
the medow of Jonathan Rogers ser lying north and south 
the north with the woods the south to the sound the part 
of Common medow the west and north with the medow 
of thomas powell the east with the medow of John Weekes 
the south By the Sound. 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 11.) 



1-50 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THOMAS SCUDDER'S LANDS.] 

[1669,] 

A Record off the Lands and Meddowe of Thomas Scudder 
off Huntington in the yeare 1669. 

home Lott Lying and Being Betweene the Lott off Nathan- 
iell foster on the south side and the lott off Robard Crand- 
feild on the north side the Reare with the woods east the 
ffrunt west to the harbor as alsoe A Cairtaine p. sell off Land 
lying in the east ffeald containen three acars bee it more or 
les the Left off Joseph Baiely on the east side and the lott 
off Henry whitson late Deseased on the west side the Reare 
with the woods north and ffruntcd with a high waye as 
goes through the middell of the ffeild. 

as alsoe a Certaine p.sell off Land Lying on the east necke 
containing sixteene Acars bee it more or les Bounded on 
the north side with a lot off six acars that Marke Megs 
tooke up but improved by Simond Lane the west side 
bounded with the harboure the south side with the woods 
Commonadge the Reare with a high waye that goes into 
the necke as alsoe too certaine parsells off Meddow on the 
south side off the Hand, the on parsell Lying and being on 
the westermost neck but on some time caled by the name 
off siases neck it being eaight acars bee it more or les 
Bounded on the east side with the sea and the west side 
with a lott of Josias Letten and y' of the common meddow 
not yet Divided as alsoe a certaine p,sell off Medow lying 
on a necke called nagunttatauge by estimacon six acars bee 
it more or les it beeing the halfe parpouson off a three 
hundred pound lotte formerly in the tenor off W. Whitnie 
thence alinated to John budd off southhould thence too John 
platt of huntington Bounded on the east side with the 
creeke and the south with the Sound the west side with 
the medowe off Jonas wood Jun"" and the ffrunt with the 
woods now: as alsoe A Cairtaine p-sell off meddowe lying 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RIXORDS. 151 

and Being on the head huntington harbour Joyneing too 
the Meddow off Jothan Rogers on the south side it beeing 
too acars bee it more or less fformerl}^ given too thomas 
skidmore off huntington by the said and since purchas by 
mee the above said thomas scudder and is my proper Rite 
too mee and my heires fforever 

Joseph Baiely Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 13.) 



[JOHN TEED'S LANDS.] 



[1669.] 



The Records of the Lands and Meddow of John Tedd 
of huntington 1669. 

This Bill Doth testifie that I Eliazar Leverich have sould 
pased over all my Rite and Intrest from my selfe my heirs 
and assignes forever unto John tedd of huntington on Long 
eiland his heires and assignes for ever to bee his proper 
Right to posses plant or desspose ot at his pleasure my 
Dwelling house and barne and home lott in huntington 
eaight acares off meddow at the south with all the privi- 
ledges and appurtinances belonging unto the said lotment 
of too hundred pounds that Doth or shall belong thereto 
I the said Eliazar Doth Bargan sell and alinate from my 
self eaires and assignes for ever unto the said John tedd 
his heires and assignes to bee his proper Right for ever in 
and for the sum of seventeene pounds paid in the yeare 
1665 or then Discharged. "^'^ "'""'^ "^ 

Witnesses Eliezar X Leverich 

robart seely 

Edward harnet 

the Meddow of this accomindacon is fower 
Acars the west neck the other part on the 



152 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

halfe neck the meddow of John Jones on the 
est sid and the medow of Samuell Titus on the 
west sid another parsell on the said neck 
the Meddow of John Jones on the east side 
and the Medow off James Mils formerly John 
Scuder on the west. 
, Joseph Bayly, Recr. 

As alsoe six acars of upland lying- in hunting-ton the Lot of 
Richard Wattles on the south sid and a smale lot of the 
said Richard Watels on the north sid. 
[Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 19.) 



[HENRY SOPER'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Records off the Lands and Medow of henry sooper 
the yeare 1669 

Imp' his home Lott sittuate and lying in huntington the 
highe waye as coms out off the woods too Jonathan Rogers 
on the east side the west side to the woods in Comonadge 
the ffrunt south towards the Mill the Reare Bounded with 
the Lott off Jonathan Rogers as alsoe A certaine parsell off 
Meddowe Lying on the south side of the Hand on a neck 
called santtapauge by estimacon eaight acars bee it more 
or les the Meddowe of nathaniell foster on the north side 
the meddow of Isacke on the south side the west too the 
Creeke east to the woods, more alsoe a smale parsell of 
ffresh medowe on the west side of the said necke betweene 
the swampe and the Indian path. 

Joseph Baiely 

Recr. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 15.; 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 53 

[ABIAL TITUS' LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Records of the Land and Meddow of Abiall Titus 
in the yeare 1669. 

Imp"" hous and home lott sittuate and lying in huntington, 
Bounded on the east sid with the high waye that goes to 
the mill frunted with the street the Lott of Andrew Messen- 
gar on the west side the Reare with the Lot of John tedd 
as alsoe to parsells off Land lying in the west feild too acars 
in the middell of the feild the Land of Jonathan Rogers on 
the east side and the Land off Richard willams on the west 
sid the other parsell on the being three acars the Land of 
Richard Williams on the west sid and the Land off Benja- 
mine Jones on the east sid as alsoe A certaine parsell of 
Meddow on the south side of the Hand on a necke called 
Nagunttatauge John Sammayes on the west side and 
thomas Brush on the east Running south to the sound and 
north to the woods the other parsell being 4 acars bee it 
more or les Lying on the east side of the same necke 
Bounded on the east sid with santipaug creeke and the 
other side with the woods. 



(Deeds, Vol. 1, p 21,) 



Joseph Baiely, Rec^ 



[JOHN SAMMIS' LANDS.] 

[No date. Probably 1669,] 

The Records of the Lands and Meddow of John Sam- 
way es 

his hous Lott Lying at the Reares of the Lots of Thomas 
Brush and Richard Bryan Bounded with the high waye 



154 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

goeing too the mill on the north the Reare to the milpond 
as alsoe a certaine parcell of Meddow on the south side of 
the Hand part on a necke called nagunttatoug the meddow 
of abiall Titus on the east side and the Meddow of Joseph 
whitman on the west side and a smale parcell of ffresh 
Meddow on the east end of the said neck and the other 
parsell lying on a necke called by the Indians Guscomquo- 
rom and by the English the east necke w*^^ meddow is not 
yet Devided. 

Joseph Bayly, Rec'. 

The above said medow : belonging to John Samweys y* 
lyeth on the east neck above sd : Is now layed out this first 
of July : 1681 and bounded as foUoweth : the first de vision 
is in y® sault marsh y" lot of Jonas wood Jun'', on y'' north : 
y^ Town lot on y'^ south with the creek on y^ west : and to 
y*' middell of y® neck east ward it being six Rods Broad : 
Also another parsell of medow on y'' same side of y" neck 
being : fower Rods broad : and Running east and west as 
before : with the lot of Thomas Brush on the south and the 
lot of John Bats on y'' north. 

it is to be understood that the twoo above sd lot both of 
them ly on y*" west side of y*^ neck : And also on y'' east 
side of y® neck are twoo lots more the lowermost lot is 
Bounded on the east with A creek : the west to y'' middill 
of y'' neck : with the lot of Epenus platt on the south : y® 
lot of John Bate on the north : it being six Rods Broad — 
also the other parsell of medow lying on the east sid of the 
neck : and Bounded on ye east & west as afore sd : with y^ 
lot of Joseph whitman on ye south side and the lot of 
Epenetus platt on y'^ north. 

it is further to be understood that the lower end of the 
neck of medow is not yet layed out : whare John Sam ways 
hath also according to his proportion yet unlayed out. 

By mee John Corey, Rec^r. 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 31.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 55 

[JONATHAN AND DAVID SCUDDER'S LANDS.] 

[No date. Probably 1669.] 

the Record of the Lands and Meddow of Kattren Jones 
Made over to Jonathan Scudder: 

The hoiis orchard and home lot lying and Being- in 
huntington the Lot of John Jones on the north side the Lot 
that was given to Jonathan Scudder on the south side the 
frunt to the strecte the Reare to the woods as alsoe a Cer- 
taine parsell of Land in the west feild containeing fower 
acars be it more or les : more fower Acars and a halfe in 
the east feild lying betweene the land of Joseph Baiely and 
Samuell Messengar as alsoe A Certaine parsell of Meddow 
on the south side of the eiland containing eaight acars bee 
it more or les fower on the halfe necke and fower acars on 
the wester most necke. 

Joseph Baiely: Rec^. 

the Lott of David Scudder formerly in the occupacon ot 
Jeffrey thence given to Jonathan Scudder since Resigned 
to David Scudder by the consent of Katteren his Mother 
and Jonathan his Brother the Lott off Jonathan scudder on 
the north side the frunte to the streete the south side and 
Reare to the woods in Commonadge as alsoe a certaine 
parsell off Meddow Lying on the south side of the eiland 
containeing eaight acars bee it more or les fower acars on 
the halfe necke and the other fower acars on the wester- 
most necke of huntington purchas. 

' Joseph Baiely Re^ 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 35 ; 



[WILLIAM BROTHERTON'S LANDS.] 
[No date. Probably 1669.] 
The Record of Lands of William Brotherton situate on 



156 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

3" freshpond necke lying one east sid of Crab meadow 
Avhich containes 6 acars toward his halfe part of farm which 
Containes 20 acares the which 6 acars is onely bounded by 
y^ woods butt Laid out and tres marked * * * 

and alsoe about 2 acars of swamppy land in y'' same place 
according to y*" towne grant & Record * * * 

also another parsell of land containg fower acars lying on 
the north sid of his hous lott : The hie way Runing be- 
tween them. * * ^- * 
also another persell of land containing fower accars and 
lying on the west side of the freesh pond hollow against 
the head of the boggey medow neer the fresh pond, 
and also six acars of medow in the eastren part of crab 
medow. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 36.) 



[THOMAS JONES' LANDS.] 

[No date. Probably 1669.] 

The Records of the Lands and Medow of Thomas Jones 
situate in huntington the Lot of Samuel Tytus on the north 
side the lott of Jonathan Scudder on the south side the 
frunte to the streete the Reare to the woods in Common- 
adge as alsoe a certaine parsell off Meddow lying on the 
south side of the eiland Containeing eaight acars Bee it 
more or les the on fower Acars Lying on the westermost 
neck now purchased the other fower acars lying on the 
halfe necke adjoyneing to the Meddow of John Teed. 

Joseph Baielye, Re^ 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 37.) 



HUXTIX(JTON TOWX RECORDS. 1 5/ 

[THOMAS WICKS', Sr, LANDS.] 

[1669.1 

The Records of the Lands and Meddowes off thomas 
wilks" sen' in the yeare 1669. 

Imp"^ home Lott Lyhig and being in Hiuitington the lott 
off Mr Jonas wood on the east sid the lot of henry whitson 
late deceased on the west side the Reare to the woods in 
Commonadge the ffrunt to the streete as alsoe ttoo parsells 
off land lying on the east ffeild the Land off Mr Jonas wood 
on the east side the Land of Nathaniell ffoster on the west 
side it beeing 4 acars and halfe bee it more or les the other 
parssell lying on the hether side of the east ffeild the Land 
of thomas powell on the east side fformerly in the tenner 
off James Chichester and the Land of Robert Crandffeild 
on the west side the Reare to the woods the front as other 
Lots it being 3 acars bee it more or les as alsoe a Certaine 
parsell Land lying and beeing on the east necke containe- 
ing six acars bee it more or les the Land of the townes in 
Commonadge on the east side the Land of Robart Crand- 
field on the west side it lyeth in Length north and south as 
alsoe on acore be it more or les of hollow lying betwene 
Mr Jonas wood and Caleb Wood as alsoe a certaine parssell 
of meddow lying on the south side of the Hand on a necke 
called the great, the meddow e off Henry whitson late 
Deseased on the west side and the medow of thomas 
powell on the east side it lying north and south alsoe 



[*Thomas Wickes was at Wethersfield in 1635 and at Stam- 
ford in 1641. He came to Huntington with Edmond Wood 
and others. His homestead was at the "town spot" and 
probably included the open space at the east end of the present 
village of Huntington, as his descendant, Thomas, subsequent- 
ly made a deed of it to surrounding owners on certain condi- 
tions. He died in 167 1 and left children Thomas, John, 
Rebecca, Martha, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah. The name is 
spelled in therecordsmany ways but generally Wicks. — C. R. S.] 



158 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

another parsell of medow on the same necke the Meddow 
of Isack platt on the east side the meddow of John wood 
on the west side : as alsoe too Certaine parsels of meddow 
lying on a necke called santtapague 4 acars bee it more or les 
lying Betwene the meddow off Joseph Baiely on the south 
side and a p-porcon off meddow off Isaac platt on the north 
side the Length east and west the other parsell Containeing 
S acars bee it more or les late in the tenor or ocupacon of 
noah Rogers but since estrainged to thomas wilks the 
Meddow of thomas Skidmore on the south the east side 
the brooke, the west the woods the north end the Meddow 
of Isaac platt. 

Joseph Baiely, Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 47.) 



[THOMAS WHITSON'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Records off the lande and Meddowe off Thomas Whit- 
son in the yeare 1669. 

Imp' hom Lott sittuate and being in huntington the Lott 
off Thomas wilks senr on the east side the Lott off John 
ffinch on the west side in Length north and south as alsoe 
a certaine parsell Land in the east ffeild the Land off 
Thomas Scudder on the east side and the Land off thomas 
powell on the west side in Length north and south as alsoe 
a hollowe lying on the west side of tredwels plaine on the 
north side off a hollow of Thomas wilks and Mr Jonas 
woods as alsoe a parsell off Land lying at Cow harboure by 
estimacon three acars and hal/e bee it more or which is the 
halfe part of that Land that was fenced in betweene thomas 
powell and henry whitson late Desessed as alsoe a certaine 
parsell of meddow Lying on the south side of the Hand on 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 59 

a necke called the great necke the Meddow of thomas 
wilks senr on the west side the east side of the creeke in 
Lenght north and south the south to the sound and the 
north to the woods. 

Joseph Baiely. Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 51.) 



[LAND OF THOiMAS WICKS, Jr.] 

[1669.] 

The Record of the Lands and Medow off thomas wilks 

Junior in the yeare 1669. 
Imp""' the home Lott lying and beeing in huntington the 
ffrunt cast to the streat thea south side the Land off Sam- 
uell Messenger the North the high waye as alsoe A 
certaine parselle off Meddow ling on the south side of the 
Hand fower acars bee it more or les on a neck caled by the 
name of siases necke which is the halfe sheare of a too 
hundred pound lott late in the tener of John Lumee the 
other fower acars bee it more or les lying on the easter- 
most neck now purchased of the Meddowe of huntington. 

Joseph Baiely Rec'. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 49.) 



[JOHN FINCH'S LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The Records off the Lands and Meadow off John Finch 
Late in the Tennor or ocupacon off Trustram Hoges, but 
since by ^ * * Made by severall Nayboursadjoyneing 
whose Lands adjoyned the Lotte of the sd. trustrum afore- 
said which hade Receved great Dammag By Reason the 



l60 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

said Lott Lay oppen unto the Common ffor such Dammage 
Complainte was made unto the Counstable and overseers 
By the sufferer ffor Redres therein the Constable and 
townsmen Desired Instrucksion ffrom supperior offisars 
which advis was too put those lands soo trespasing to an 
out cry att A publike Towne Meeting and those that 
proffered most have and injoye it Cleareing all aReareedges 
of Rates and soe By the said sale peasably to injoye it and 
every part and parcell thereof provided the fformer pos- 
. sessar appeared not in on whole yeare or an Agante ffrom 
him ffor the sale of which Lands and Meddow and every 
part and parsell thereof wee the Constable and oversears 
have proseeded in the waye of sale According to order 
given in the nineteene yeare of his Magis*'^ Raine and in 
the yeare of our Lord 1669 and after the expireacon of on 
whole 3'ear noe owner nor agent appeareing wee have given 
unto the said John ffinch peasable possession as witnes our 
hands the said John ffinch paying or Causing to bee paide 
the just some of fower pounds and on shilling to the 
Constable and townsmen ffor the use of the towne as more 
at Large exprest in a Bill of Debt given under his hand. 

Thomas Powell, Const. 
Joseph Bayly Rec'. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 9.) 



[COURT RECORDS. SAMUEL HAGKURNE vs. 

WOOD.] 

[1670, about.] 

Att a Court held in huntington the 19'^'' of November by 
the Constable & the fower townes men. 
Mr Samuell hagkurne, Marchant, plaintife Against wood 
defend, in an acttion off Debt to the vallue off three pounds 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l6l 

nine shillings and eaight pence, the Defendantt Confesed 
the debt. 

The Court find for the plaintive that the Defendant shall 
paye unto the plaintive the some of three pounds nine 
shilling and eaight pence in paye according to his judg- 
ment viz poorke at three pounds and ten shillings the 
Barrell beiff at too pound ten shillings the barrell, wheat 
at three shillings p bushell peas at three shilling tSj; six pence 
p bushell, Indian Corne at too shillings p bushell or other 
pay equivelent there too.* 

Debt 03 — 09 — 08 
Court Charg 01 — 00 — 00 

04 — 09 — 08 
(Court Rec.,p. 264; 



[DEED. JOHN ROBBINS TO BENJAMIN JONES.] 

[1670, Jan. 6.] 

Know all men by these prsents that I John Robines of 
oysterbay on long Island in york sheeir Cord winder have 
for a valiable Consideration in hand payed : have & doe by 
these prsents sell alinate assinge all my Right title and 
intrust in an Accomondation or alotment : sittuate and lying 
in huntington : on long eiland aforesaid, formerly in the 
tenur or occupation of Timothy wood : thence estranged 
unto Richard latin thence to Josiah fatten : son of the sd. 
Richard from thence unto John Robins : I say all my Rite, 
title and Intrust in and to all the p'mises I have sold and 
made over unto Benjemine Jones of huntington upon long 

[*At this period the law provided for imprisonment for debt 
and if debtors had property they were provided for in prison 
out of their own property ; at the same time the rule was that 
" No man shall linger in prison for debt if he can find sureties 
for answering the suit or debt." — C. R. S.] 



l62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

eiland in york sheer a fore said : his heirs executors admin- 
istrators and Asings for ever to have and hold occupie and 
injoy with out any fraud trouble or molistation of any 
person or persons, what so ever firmly by these prsents, or 
as fully and amply as may or can be made by any deed oi 
Convaiance whatsoever together with all lands In clossed 
or not in clossed that doth or hath belonged theretoo as 
out land meddows devided or not devided with all privi- 
ledges, accommandations pr-fits and Revenues there to 
belonging or acureing there from as also all housing gar- 
dins, orchards, pasturs as also A sartin parcell of meddow 
lying and being on the south side of the Hand : on a neck 
of meddow called by the name of siases neck lying between 
the meddow of Thomas Scudder and James Chitchester, 
by estimation aight acars, be it more or lesse, which is the 
proportion of A two hundred pound lot, all and singuler 
all these lands meddowes, priveledges, I the afore said 
John Robins doe alinate and astranges from me my heirs 
and asinges unto Benjemen Jones his heirs executors, 
adminstrators and asinges To have and to hold forever 
and I doe by these prsents ingage my selfe my heirs and 
asinges to save harmlesse and indamnefied the afore said 
benjemen Jones his heirs and asinges from any person or 
persons what soever who may or shall lay any Claime or 
title by any way or means whatsoever to any part or par- 
cell thereof to the indamnifing the said Jones or his 
sucksessors in his or either of their quiett possesion as 
witnesse my hand this sixt of Jeneuary in the two and 
twenty yeer of the Raine of Charles the second of Ingland, 
Scotland, f ranee, Ireland King, defender of the faith et 
cetr. and in the yere of our Lord 1670. 
sealed, singed and ddld. '^' "^^'^ "^ 

in the presence of the JOHNX Robins 

marke of 

JosiahxLatten 

Joseph baly, Recorder. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 163 

This is a true Copie compared with the originall by me 

John Core Recorder, 
the hollow that did belong to the within named p'micesses 
is not neither doth it belong to the p'meses therefore 
excepted by John Robins : before the delivering as wit- 
nesse my hand. 

Joseph baly, Rec' 
{Court Eec, pp. 200-1.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO JONATHAN 
HARNETT.] 

[1673, Jan. 22.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Jones 
with in named have assigned and made over all the within 
named pr'messes from me my heirs and assinges unto 
Jonathon harnut of huntington upon long Island in York 
sheer Cordwinder his heirs and asinges to have and to 
hold forever as witnesse my hand this 22 of Jan. in the 
year of our lord 1673 

Benjemen Jones 
signed and delivered in the presents of 

Joseph Bayly Recorder. 
{Court Bee, p. 201.) 



[THEY REFUSE TO REPAIR THE FORT.] 

[1670, Feb. 21.] 

Huntington february the 21. 1670. 

To the Honarable Court of sessions houlden at south 
hampten in the towne of huntington humbly Manfest thair 



164 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Agrevences touching the order Conscerneing the Repairea- 
con of the fort James at new yorke. 

May it please the worshipfull Bench, 
wee of the towne of huntington Cannot see Cause to Con- 
tribute any thing to wards the Repaireacon, of the forte* 
for these following Reasons, first because wee conceve wee 
are Deprived of the liberties of english men secondly wee 
conceve we have little or noe benifits by the Law : thirdly 
wee cannot conceve of any benifite or saftie wee can expect 
from the forte : fourthly wee finde our selves soe much 
Desinabled by Manyfould trobles when wee thought our 
selves in peace that wee Cannot Imparte with any such 
Desburstments nither was there any such p^'sedent in 
the * * . 

{Court Bec.,p.lS7. ) 

[*The order for repairing the fort at New York was made by 
the Colonial Governor and the Court of Assize. There was 
much discontent in all the Long Island towns about this time, 
owing to the dictatorial policy of the Government. When the 
English came in power six years before great promises were 
made as to the benefits to be derived from it, but instead of 
deriving advantages therefrom the people chafed under the 
restraints and impositions of the Governor and council. They 
had been promised a Colonial Assembly, made up of delegates 
to be elected by the people, but such an assembly no longer 
existed. They were taxed without representation This pro- 
test was a beginning of that long and bitter contest between 
the people and the arbitrary authority of Great Britain, which, 
with similar protests elsewhere, finally led to the Revolutionary 
War. The people of Huntington refused to help repair the fort 
and the Governor had to content himself with denouncing their 
protest as " scandelous, illegal and seditious,' and having it 
publicly burned before the town house in the City of New 
York. This document was Huntington s first declaration of 
independence. Unfortunately the paper is so worn and 
tattered that a few lines at the end are lost. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 165 

[A CARTWAY DISCONTINUED AND A WATER- 
ING PLACE PROTECTED.] 

[1670, March 9.] 

At the Complaint of the widdoe Jones unto M' Wood 
March the 9"' 167^ Conserning a peace of Land the widoe 
Jones is to take up on the north side of Samuell Titus Lott 
which John Tedd founde himselfe agrived conscerning a 
waye Betweene the Lot of Samuell Titus and the Lot of 
the widow Jones. Mr wood Appointed Thomas Skidmore 
and Joseph Bayly to vew the Land to see if that place 
Required a waye which was don acordingly wee finding it 
soe that that place Required noe Cart way By Reason 
there was noe Considerable parsell of Land for ffeid for 
Cattell but what was Appoynted floor a Lotments neither 
Doe it priduce any wattering.* 

Joseph Bayly, Re'^. 
{Court Bee, p. ISO.) 

[*At this period roads and watering places were established 
and laid out by the constables and overseers, subject to the town 
meeting, and this continued until 1691, when by a change in 
the law "Surveyors and Orderors of roads" were elected at 
town meetings. The principal roads in the town probably 
followed Indian paths. The road to Lloyd's Neck is called 
in the records " Horse Neck path;" that running easterly from 
the " Town spot" " Nassequague path;" The principal road 
leading to the " Town spot " from the south " Sabbath day 
path;" The principal road across the south side necks, now 
through the village of Babylon, " The Indian path;" The road 
running westerly from the " Town spot " " The Oysterbay 
path." It is not probable that these, and many others in use at 
the date of the above paper, were ever formally laid out. They 
became roads by usage. There were also the "Sumpwams 
path," the " Neguntetogue path," the " Santepague path," roads 
leading to the south necks, and " Nichols path," not far from 
the present boundary line between Huntington and Babylon, 
and also the "country road" near the centre of the town and 
the " country road " where " Rogue's path " is located. — C. R. S.J 



l66 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. VOTE TO PROCURE A 
MINISTER.] 

[1670, April 4.] 

April 4. 1670. 
At a town meeting- it was voted and agreed this day that 
if Mr Levcrich went from the town, that it was the town's 
mind that they would have another minister, and that there 
should be some speedy course taken to seek out for some 
other to supply us. 

Joseph Baiely, Re"". 
1670 
Thomas Brush, Constable ; 

O, Capt. Thos. Fleet and ) ^^ 
' T ^ , 1 13 ■ Overseers ; 

Jonathan Rogers ) 

Thomas Brush deceasing in his room was 
chosen Sarn' Wood, Constable. 

Layers out of land for the town's use : 

-r-A Thomas Powell ) r . , , ^ ( ^u ^ 

\) ^ u r) 1 t for the east end of the town. 

^ Joseph Bayly \ 

Richard Williams ) r . 1 , . 

Content Titus [ ^"^ ^^^^ '''^'^ P^^^*- 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 from the original 
in No 2. p. 1 1.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 31, ancZ Co^i7't Bec.,%). 183.) 



[ORDER BY CONSTABLE AND OVERSEERS.] 

[1670, April 26.] 

Ann order Made By the Constable and overseers the 26 
Dale off Aprill Anno 1670 it is ordered and agreed the Dale 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 6/ 

and yeare above said that Mr Will Leverich shall in some 
shorte time Deliver in unto us whose names arc under 
writen or unto some on of us all those Rates that hath 
Been made ffor his paie since the yeare 1665 that wee maic 
take some speedie cors ffor the parfiting thereof that this 
Last Rate for the yeare 1669 may bee forth with gathered. 

Thomas brush. 
Tho. Fleet 
Tho. Skidmore 

the raarkf of 

Tho:Xwilks 
Jonathan Rogers. 
Joseph Baiely 

Rec. 
(Cmrt Bee, p. 1S9.) 



[RECEIPT. RICHARD FLOYD TO JOHN JONES.J 

[1670, May 12.] 

Know all men By these p'"sents that I Richard floyd of 
brookhaven uppon Long eiland in yorkeshere Tayler doe 
acknowledg to have Received of John Jones of Hunting- 
ton uppon Long eiland in yorke sheare afore said the some 
of eleven pounds and on shilling which is in parte of A 
Bond of twentie three pounds I saye Received by mee the 
some of eleven pounds on shilling as witnes my hand this 
twelfe of maye in the yeare of our lord 1670 the mark of 

liis 

witnes Richard x ffloyde. 

Joseph Baiely Rec"" "'"'' 

{Court Bee, p. 317.) 



l68 HUNTIXCITOX TOWN RECORDS. 

[THOMAS POWELL, GUARDIAN FOR THOMAS 

WHITSON.] 

[1670, June 17.] 

June the 17"' 1670. 

Whereas henry Whitson off hunting Deseased in the 
3'eare of our Lord 1669 and after the will was proved 
accor4ing to the Law of this Jurydickson the estate Being 
Devided By order and Consent of the widoe off the said 
Henry Deseased and thomas whitson son of the said 
Deseased which said thomas whitson Being under adge 
hce with the Consent of his granfather ffoster and the Rest 
of his ffrends have thought good to make Choyc of Thomas 
Powell of huntington to bee the Trustee and Garddian of 
him the said Thomas whitson : for the care and p-servacon 
of the estate of him the said thomas until hee Accemplish 
the adge of on and twentie yeares. Dureing which time 
the aforesaid thomas whitson Doth promise not too Bargan 
sell or Impart with an}- of his estate without the leave and 
consent of his said gardian but in all things expedient bee 
searvall too his advise and Counsell as witnes my hand the 
Dale and veare above writon. 



Thomas Whitson 



Joseph Baiely, Rec' 

{Court Ilea., p. 271.) 



[DEED. JOHN MATTHEWS TO MARK MEGGS.] 

[1670, September 6.] 

This writting witnesseth that I John mathews of hun- 
tington have for a valluable Consideration sould and made 
over all my Right cS: tittle in y" farm at Crabmedowe I say 
all my Right from mee and my heairs to marke megs his 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 169 

heairs for ever both my own Right bceing one hundred 
pound lott : and John Cores beeing A. too hundred pound 
lotment in all y"" Right of three hundred pound lotment & 
doe by these presents ingage that y" fore sd. marke megs 
his heairs shall Injoy it Peacablely free from y'' Claime ot 
any as wittnes my hand this : 6"' septembar : 1670 
Witnes ""^ "'^"'^ °f 

Tho : SCIDMORE JoHNXMaTHERES 

tlio iiiarko of 

Charles X Abrahams. 
(Deeds Vol. 1, p. 205.) 

Witneseth, These p'"sents That I marke meges with in men- 
tioned doe heer by allinate asigne and make over all my 
Right title intrest and Clame to the within mentioned Bill 
of saile from mee my heirs executors Administrators and 
asigens unto Edward Bunce of Crab meddow his heairs 
executors Administrators or Asignes for ever wittnes my 
hand at Crab meddowe this thirteenth of Aprill 1674. 

Mark X MEGS 

Ms marke 

signed and delivered 
in presence of SiMAN Lane 
1674. 

the mark of 

John x Inkerson 
John Page. 

(Deeds Vol. 1,^9.205.) 



[ORDER BY GOV. NICHOLS AND COUNCIL 

CONCERNING THE SMITHTOWN 

BOUNDARY.] 

[1670 Dec. I.] 

At a Counsell held in y"" Fort at New Yorke De- 
cemb' y'' P' 1670 : 



\ 



170 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Upon a Petition p'sented by M" Smith, of Nesaquake, on 
y^ behalfe of her selfe & husband, desiring an Explana- 
tion of the Verdict of y*" Jurye & order of y" Court of 
Assizes, as to y'^ bounds of y"" Land w'^'' y® Inhabitants of 
Huntington had gotten their suite for, Declaring and offer- 
ing to prove that y'' Nesaquake lands lay on both sydes of 
ye Ryver, & that parte lyeing on y® west syde, comonly 
called Nesaquaque Accompsett, did extend as farre as y^ 
fresh pond westward, and so to y'^ Hollow Southward, 
The w*^"", together w*^ that on y" East syde, was y'' propor- 
tion on w^'' they were to settle y'' ten familyes, and y" oth' 
Ten families, in consideration of y" Land westward of y* 
fresh pond, if they had made good their title thereunto. 

Upon consideration had hereupon it was ordered that y® 
Towne of Huntington should have notice hereof to y" w'^'* 
they are to returne an Answer to y*" Governer and w'** all 
its recomendes that a faire comp * * * be endeavoured 
between both p*'■''^ that there be no furth"" trouble or moles- 
tation concerning this matf By Ord"" of y" Governe"" & 
Councell.* 

Matthias NicoUs, Sec". 
{File No, 60.) 

[*Richard Smith was at this time claiming all the territory 
between the head of Cow Harbor (Northport) and the Nasse- 
quague (Smithtown) river. He was called " Bull " Smith, as 
distinguished from "Rock" Smith and ''Tangier" Smith. In 
the interesting history of Smithtown, written by Judge J. Law- 
rence Smith, in 1882, " Bull " Smith is made the son of Richard 
Smythe, of Mireshaw, Bradford Parish, Yorkshire, England, 
who with his son were soldiers in Cromwell's army. They 
afterward came to Boston, then to Southampton, L. I., then to 
Setauket. An interesting story is told of how the daughter of 
the grand Montauk sachem Wyandance, who had been cap- 
tured by the Narragansett Indians, and recaptured by Lyon 
Gardiner, was restored to her father at Richard Smith's house, 
and in gratitude Wyandance granted Richard Smith, Lyon 
Gardiner's friend, the territory of Smithtown, or all the land 
Smith could ride around on a bull in one day, and that he 
took his lunch in a hollow, ever since called " Bread and Cheese 
Hollow."— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l/I 

[SUMPWAM'S INDIAN DEED.] 
[1670, Dec. 2.] 

Know all persons by these presents that wee w^hose nams 
are subscribed, namely pompott cS: mamascokan, secakata- 
ke Indians, being deputed and apointed by the Rest of our 
asosiate to Receive the payment of huntington men for a 
sertaine neck bought of y® said Indians, commonly called 
and known by y" name of sumpwams, wee say wee have 
Received of Epenetus Piatt in behalf of huntington : for 
our selves and all the Indians that have any right, their 
full satisfaction acording to our bill of sail by us made as 
witnes our hands & seals y*" 2^ December 1670.* 
the word right interlined was before signing and sealling. 
pwamas, sachems sun, acknoledg y*^ sam as witness my 
hand and seall. 

signed and sealled in presence of 
us John Brush. 

Epenetus Platt the mark of x wamas [l. s.] 

the mark of X will the mark of XMAMASOP [l. s.] 

Indian 
daniellxmarken the mark of X pompott [l. s.] 

his mark 

{File No. 28.) 



[DEED. CATHERINE JONES TO JONATHAN 
SCUDDER.] 

[1670.] 

the 28'" 1670 
the day and yeare above said katteren Jones Widdoe wife 

[*This deed was from the Sucatogue Indians and embraced 
only the meadows below the Indian path. Part of Babylon 
village is now located within it, and it was the easternmost of 
all the necks purchased of the Indians in behalf of Huntin_s2;ton. 
— C. R. S.J 



172 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

off Thomas Jones Late Deseased Doth hereby these pres- 
ents give assignie and make over unto my son Jonathan 
Scudder that house and lott with all the privilige and 
appurtinances thereto belonging or ever here after shall 
belong to the premises : after my Desease but dureing the 
time of my naturall Life to injoye it and every part and 
parsell thereof : which Lott was fformerly Henry Scudder 
father of the said Jonathan Scudder to remaine to him and 
his heirs forever for which I the said Jonathan Scudder 
doth wholly and ffully Resigne up unto my Brother David 
Scudder all my Righte title and interest that I have in that 
Alotment or accomidacon which was my grand-fathers Jcf- 
fery esties lott and given to mee before his disease I s?-y 
I make over unto my Brother David Scudder his hcires 
and assignes ffor ever and Doth estrainge it ffrom mee my 
heires and assignes ffor ever : But this Lot and every parts 
and parsell thereof to Remaine and bee at the Desposal of 
my Loveing mother Katteren Jones untill my Brother 
David coms to adge or shee see cause to Resigne it unto 
him : ffor the parformence of which wee have enterchainge- 
able sett our hands the Dale and yeare Abovesaid. 
Witness *''^' '"^"'^ "^ 

John Johns KaterenxJones 

Joseph Baiely Re° 

Another Record behind this. 
[Deeds Vol. 1, p. 34 ) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE MILL POND TO BE LET 

OUT.] 

[1671. Jan. 6.] 

At a town Meeting January the 6*^ 1671 it was voated 
and agreed the Day and year aforesaid that the Constable 
and townse men and Mr. Wood and Thomas Skidmore and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 75 

Epenetus Piatt, Joseph Bayly shall Consult together to 
consider of a way that the water may be let out of the mil- 
pond and see if the parties aforesaid can agree with mark 
megs upon termes whereby the towne and marke megs 
doth joyntly agree for the Removall of the said mill and 
before a full agreement bee made too give the Residt of 
what they have Don to the Remainder of the towne this 
to bee Don in some short time. 

it was voated and agreed the same day whether the towne 
was willing that the water might bee let out of the mill- 
pond and they so agreed for the mill, if mark megs could 
bee agreed with, all whereby this agreement might bee 
effected, if by it it may please the Lord the towne might 
injoye their health to which the towne joyntly agreed and 
proseeded in a way as aforesaid.* 
iTow7i Meetings Vol. 1, p. 33.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[167 1, Jan. 16.] 

January y*" i6th, 16:^-^ 

It was ordered and agreed the same Daye By the pluaral- 
litie off voats at a towne Meeting that Jonathan Rogers 
Jonas wood junir and thomas \veekes shall take up and 
equally devide betwene them wdiat good planting land is 
on the south sid of Isaac plats on the little neck leaving a 

[*This mill pond undoubtedly occupied the swamp and low 
lands south of its dam where "Mill Dam Lane" (Huntington 
village) now is, flowing southerly to near Main Street. That 
it should have occasioned sickness is entirely reasonable. After 
this pond was let out another was constructed further north 
and adjoining. The land occupied by the old mill pond was 
subsequently divided to those holding common rights in the 
"old purchase," as will be seen further on. — C. R. S.] 



1/4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sufficient highwa)^ or hindering not high ways and water 
ings it being part of their devision. 

Tha same Daie it was ordered as A Boursaid that Beniam- 
in Jones shall take up six Acars of land on the north sid of 
nathaniell fosters on the littell necke it being part of his* 
Devision hee hindering not high ways and waterings, 
these two Below entered in Book A page 36. 
{Town Meetings, Vol.1, p. 30.) 



[DEED, MARK MEGGS TO JACOB WALKER.] 

[1671, Feb. 3.] 

Know all men by these p^sents that I Marke Megs of hun- 
tington uppon Long eiland in yorkesheare Millar have for 
the value of fower pounds by the yeare theareby to bee 
paid the on halfe p*^ in wheate the othere halfe p* in Indian 
Corne : Dureing the naturall Life of Mark Megs and Avis 
his wife for which Consideracon I have Bargoned sold and 
made over and by these presents Doe bargon sell and make 
over unto Jacob Walker of Stratford within the Collony 
of Coniticott Marchant all my Rite Tittle and intrest that 
I have of Land & medows sittuate and being in huntington 
aforesaid I saye all my Rite tittle and intrest in and to the 
same and every part and parcell thereof as Dwelling hous, 
orchards, gardens Barne home lot or lots swompe and 
hassokie Medow as alsoe twelfe acars of Medow bee it 
more or les lying and being on the south side of the Hand 
on too severall necks of Medow that is to saye six acars 
bee it more or les on a necke called by the name of nagunt- 
tatauge bounded on the north side with the Medow of 
Epenetus platt and on the south side with the medow of 
Mr Richard Bryan the other half part on a necke called 
by the name of the east necke not eat layd out nor devided 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1/5 

being the parporcon of a three hundred pound Lott the 
hous Barne orchards gardens home lot or lots with p-porc- 
cond of Lands in Comondge or that ever heare after shall 
or may belong there unto, was formerly in the tenor or 
occupacon off william Leverich clerke thence alinated un- 
to william Ludlam thence to marke Megs now to Jacob 
Walker the swamp and hassokie Medow was given to him 
the said Marke by the Towne of huntington I say all my 
Rite in and to the same I have Made over unto the afore 
said Jacob walker his heires executors administrators and 
assignes for ever to have houldoccupieand injoye without 
any fraude or Mollestacon of any person or persons what- 
soever formely by these p''sents or as fully Largely and 
Amply as can or may bee made by any Deede of sale or 
Convayance whatsoever all and singular those Lands 
Medows and pastures I the aforesaid Marke Megs have 
estrainged from mee my heires executors administrators 
and asigncs unto the afore said Jacob walker his heires 
executors administrators and assignes Too have and to 
hould for ever and I doe by these p''sents ingadge my 
selfe my heires executors administrators and assignes to 
save harmeless and Indemnified the afore said Jacob 
walker his heirs executors administrators and assignes 
from any parson or parsons who may or shall Laye Any 
Clayme or title to the aforesaid houseing orchards Lands 
or Any part or parcell thereof to the indemnifing the afore 
said walker or his sucksessors in his or -either of their 
quiet possession in witnes whereof I have heare unto set my 
hand and scale the third daye of february in the three and 
twcntie yeare of his Maj'^ Raine and in the 3'eare of our 
lord on thousand six hundred seaventie and on. 
signed and deld. *'''' "'"'^ "^ 

in the presents of Mark X Megs 

Jonas wood "'" "'"'^ "^ 

ISACKPLAT AvISXMeGS. 

Joseph Bayly. 



176 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

This is a true coppie of the onginall Deed compared 
p mee Joseph bayly 

Rec^ 

{Court Beep. 310 J 



[TOWN MEETING. HUNTINGTON TAKES 
POSSESSION OF THE DISPUTED 
TERRITORY.]* 

[1671, Feb. 15.] 

February the 15. 71. 
it was voated and Agreed the same Daye that these towne 
should bee Divided into ten parts and ech part to have a 
farme and soo bee ingadged to settell them and every 
farmer that went forth soo to settell that the towne 
approved of should injoye all the Remaining parts besids 

[* This was the beginning of a plan for the occupation and 
settlement by the people of Huntington of the disputed terri- 
tory lying between Cow Harbor (Northport) and the Smithown 
River. The method pursued was peculiar to the time and was 
probably borrowed from old English customs. Richard Smith 
was vigorously pushing his claims to the land in the courts, and 
Huntington acting on the theoiy that " possession is nine points 
in the law," determined to get a firm hold of the territory. 
The part of the premises considered of the most value was 
that adjoining the Sound. This was parcelled off into ten parts, 
or farms so called, and ten families were chosen to settle there- 
on, one to each farm. The selection of these ten, wha were to 
"go fourth" and settle there, was determined by dividing all 
the inhabitants of the town into ten parts or hundreds, so call- 
ed, and each part or hundred chose the man from their num- 
ber to go and occupy, and upon building, fencing and planting 
within a stipulated period, and paying the expenses of litiga- 
tion, these ten farmers were to own the lands. This plan was 
not carried out until the summer of the next year, 1672, when 
the writings were drawn and the persons " went forth." — C. R. 
S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 177 

theire ownc paying all Charges of sute of law or ether just 
Charges 

Joseph Bayly Re"^ 
this one Below is Entered in Book A page 38. 
{Town Meetings Vol. 1, p. 33.) 



[DEED. RICHARD WILLIAMS TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[167 1, February 16.] 

Know al men by these p*"sents y* I Richard Williams of 
Huntington upon long Island Husbandman have Bargan- 
ed sold and made over from me my heirs & assignes ; for a 
reasonable valine in hand payed, all my Right title and 
Intrust in two acers of Land Lying in y'' west feild lying 
between a lot y* was Joseph Whitmans : And a Lot y*^ was 
Jonas wood Jun"^"" unto Jonathan Rogers of Huntington on 
Long Island afore sd. his heirs and assignes for ever : As 
also two acres more Lying in y*^ same feild Ad joyning to 
y* Land of Abiell Tittus for a consideration in hand payed 
to have and to hold for ever unto Jonathen Rogers and his 
assignes for ever as witnesse my hand this 16"' of febuary 
1671 : 

Richard Williams 

Joseph Bayly Re'^ 

This is a tru coppy taken out of y'' old Book per mee 
John Corey Clerk Aprill 27. 1683 
{Deeds Voll,p.U7.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1671, April 12.] 

April 12. 1 67 1. 
At a town meeting it was agreed the same day that 



178 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

James Naibour shall have what land as shall be thought 
fit by those appointed to lay out land for to make a home 
lot, not prejudicing any highway or watering (place) for 
cattle, provided it be cleared within some convenient time; 
this lot to be on the south side of Sam' Woods last lot 
taken up. 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873, from the origi- 
nal in No. 2, p. 19.] 

(Totv) I Meetings, Vol 1,^/. 37. Court Eecords, xj.lSd.) 



[TOWN MEETING. FOREIGNERS PROHIBITED 

FROM KILLING WHALES OR OTHER " SMALL 

FISHES."] 

[167 1, April 12.] 

April 12. 1 67 1. 

Chosen for the year above-said 
^ Content Titus, Constable ; 

^ Isaac Piatt, and 

Thomas Powell, Overseers. 

It was voted and agreed the same day by and with the 
consent of the whole town that an}- man or every man 
that have meadow upon any neck at the south side of the 
island may have liberty to purchase what upland they can 
of the Indians according to their proportion of meadow 
provided it be on the neck of that their meadow lieth on.* 

Joseph Bayly, Re^ 

[*This was soon followed by purchases from the Indians of 
lands adjoining and north of the south necks of meadow here- 
tofore purc'iased. Under Gov. Nicholl's patent such extin- 
guishment of the Indian title vested the title to such lands in the 
town. — C. R. S.l 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 179 

It was ordered and agreed the same day by and with 
the consent of the whole town that no foreigner or any 
person or persons of any other town upon this Island shall 
have any liberty to kill whales or any other small fish 
within the limits of our bounds at the south side of the 
Island neither shall any inhabitant give leave directly or 
indirectly unto any such foreigner or other town's inhabi- 
tants whereby the companies of whalemen or fishermen 
may be damnified except any such foreigner or (other 
town's inhabitant) comes into the said compafiy or any of 
them as a half-share man.f 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 from the origi- 
nal in No. 2, p. 16.] 

{Tow7i Meetings VoL 1, p. S5.) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE SMITHTOWN 
BOUNDARY QUESTION.] 

[1671, July 3.] 

July 3. 1671. 
It was voted and agreed the same day that whether the 
town would send two men to Governor concerning the 
difference between Smith and the town ; the generality of 
the town voated not to send men but to write to the Gov- 
ernor. 

Joseph Bayly Rr'. 

[fThis is probably the first order or law made by the town 
concerning the fisheries. It indicates that the people at that 
early day understood their rights over the waters as well as the 
lands, under the colonial grant. At this period the government 
claimed and received one fifteenth of the oil out of whales 
cast up on the shore, and " the right of drift whales" was a 
privilege bought and sold. — C. R. S.] 



l8o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

It was voted and agreed the same day by and with the 
consent of the town that the Constable and Towns [men] 
shall send in writing to the Governor the minds of the 
town touching the Governor's letter to the town touching 
Rich*^ Smith and the town. 

Joseph Bayly Re^ 

It was ordered and agreed the same day that Thomas 
Brush shall take up six or eight acres of land upon the hill 
at the rear of Sam' Titus lot or neare thereabout provided 
the layers out see it convenient. 

Joseph Bayly Re^ 
[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 from the original 
in Old Book 2 back p. 30 or 42.] 
{Town Meetings Vol.1, p. 39. j 



[DEED. THOMAS SKIDMORE TO EPENETUS 

PLATT.] 

[1672, Jan. 22.] 

Bee it known unto all men by these p''sents y* I Thomas 
Skidmore of Huntington y® east Riding of yorke share 
Blacksmith have bargoned & sold alinated & made over 
unto Epenetus Piatt of Huntington one Long Hand in the 
east Riding of yorke share husbandman I say I have sold 
from mee & mine my heires, executors adminst" &assighc:. 
unto y*^ afore sd. Epenetus Piatt to him & his heires execu- 
tor^ administ" & assignes I say I have sold all my Right 
and intrust, y* I have to houseing land & all othere my 
accomodations in huntington y* is to say my house and 
shop my home lott Consisting of six accors bee it more or 
lees seittuate in huntington bounded on the south by the 
street one the west by the home lott of Epenetus Piatt one 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l8l 

the north by old mile Pond one the east by J no. wickes his 
swamp as allsoe all fruite trees & fences as they now are 
together with 8 accars of meadow bee it more or less lie- 
ing and beenig one a neck Comonly called and known by 
y* name of Santepaug bounded one y^ south by y*' Sound 
one y*" east by y" lott of Thomas wickes & one west by y" 
lott of Jn" ffinch one the north by wood land alsoe, all 
othere lands that doe or at any may here after appertaine 
or any way belong to a two hundred pound allottmcnt, as 
alsoe all and every percell or p'ticuler peece or peeccs of 
land y* have been att any time- given to mee by the towne 
of huntington as disstinte from my p'ticular Right by 
allottment with all and singuelar appertunancesprevilidges 
Rights and Emunities that either hath or at p'"sent doe or 
hereafter shall belong thereto To have and to hold to him 
the said Epenetus Piatt and to his for ever, always except- 
ing and reserveing to my selfe and to my owne p'per use 
and behoufe my Right of my farme with all the previlidge 
there unto belonging as at large is exprest in the generall 
covenant and agreement made by the Inhabitants of Hun- 
tington the said farme lieng and being in that land east 
from Cow harbour alsoe it is to be understood that 3 accars 
of land in y'' east feild which I formerly sold and y° two 
accars of meadow lieing att the harbour sold by mee to 
Tho: scudder is not in this saile intended alsoe I doe by 
these p'ents Covenant p-mise and engage to deliver unto 
Epenetus Piatt or his assignes free, quiett and peaceable 
possission free from all Clames or disturbance by any per. 
son or persons whomsoe ever the first day of may next 
ensueing the datt hereof onely reserving the use of the 
shop to my selfe till the first of octo'''' next ensueing the 
date hereof and alsoe the fruite of one apple tree this next 
ensueing yeare and noe longer, and I doe here by promise 
and engage my selfe to discharge all Ratts y^ are or will 
bee due eithere to y*" towne or County att the foremen- 
tioned time y*^ I doe engage to deliver possission unto the 



1 82 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

trueth of w* is here inscribed I doe sett to my hand & scale 
this 22"' day of Jan : & in y'' yeare of our lord 1672 

scaled signed & Thomas Skidmore 

delivered in p'sents of 
Jonas wood, Jno"" 
Thomas Lawrance 

This is a true Coppy of the origenall extracted by mee. 

Thomas Powell. Re*^ 
(Court Bee, p. ^OS.) 



[DEED OF THE OLD MILL FROM MARK MEGGS 
TO THE TOWN.] 

[1672, Jan. 23.] 

Know all men by these p'sents that I Marke Megs of 
huntington upon Long Island in yorkshire, miller, have 
Bargancd sould and made over unto the Constable and 
townsmen of the towne of huntington all my Rite, title and 
intrest in and to my mill, mil hous, mil pond, mildam, and 
all and singular the sd. nesscsaryes that properly Belongs 
to the mill, lying and Being in huntington, aforesaid for- 
merly in the tonor & occupation of Willam Leverich, 
Clerk, thene alinated unto wille Ludlam, thene to Mark 
Meggs with milpecks crow or crows of Iron, or any other 
nesessary, what soever Belonging thereunto as alsoe a high 
waye of too Rood wide from the gate that is att the north 
west end of the hom Lott of Marke Meggs, unto the brinke 
of the water in the mill pond, unto A Crooked white oake, 
thence to the mill Dam, with the same Alowance. Derecktly 
provided they stur not an apple tree * * * * * * * 
said marke Megs have excepted who shall **■»** 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 183 

and Remaine in its place as it gnjws, although * * * * 
* * the fence Runeth Crooked, and alsoe a foote vvaye 
to com from the waye of henry sopcrs hous unto the mil- 
dam that now is, Reserv^eing the swampe Below the mildam, 
the hassekei meadow, and my proporcon in the mil pon, 
according to my alottment, unto my proper use and Behofe, 
w'^'' swamp and hassehei meddow was given mee by the 
towne of huntington, these and alsoe my house, Barne, 
home Lot, Land in Comonadge, Meddow at the south, and 
all and singular the Appurtinances thereto belonging, I 
Reserve unto the desposing of my selfe, my heires and 
assigns for ever, But the mil with the Dam and pond with 
other usfull nessesarieyes, I have sould and made over unto 
the Constable and townsmen, as aforesaid, for the vallue 
of five pounds yearly for eleven years, to bee paid in man- 
ner and formie following, that is to say : 20 Bushels of 
Indian Corrne, fower bushells of wheate, the Remainder in 
pease, Dureing yearely the said tearme as aforesaid, y' 
Mark Megs and Avis, his wife, chance soe Long to live, v'^ 
Booth of them chance to Dye within the said terme of 
yeares then what is unpaid to Remaine to the use of the 
towne of huntington forever, and further I Doe ingadge 
my selfe and my assignes to save the Constable and over 
sears of the towne of huntington ; free from the Claime of 
Any person or persons what soever ; as witnes my hand 
this 23"' of January in the 23 year of his magis^'' Raine and 
in the year of our Lord 1672. 



Memorandd"" the yearely payment of five pounds by the 
yeare, as is within specified, to Begin at or Before the 20^'' 
of february next ensuing, at which tender of payment in 
Come as is within specified, I promis and Ingadge to sur- 
render and Deliver up unto the Constable and overseers, 
the mil, mildam, with the nessaryes as within specified, as 



1 84 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

we the p. ties within named have interchaingably set our 

hands the Day and yeare within spesified. 

signed sealed and ""^ '""'' "' 

DeUvered in the p'\ Mark X Megs [Seal] 

Jacob Walker '^^ """^ °^ 

Jonathan Smyth Avis x Megs [Seal.J 

Tho: Fleet 
Jonas Wood 
Thomas Powell [Seal.] 
Isaac Platt 
Jonathan Rogers. 

(Hie No. 48.; 



[MARK MEGGSS TAXES.] 

[1672, Jan. 25.] 

January y® 25"' 167^ 
it is Agreed by the townesmen of huntington that Marke 
Megses yearely paie shall bee Rated for this yeere 1671 by 
the hundred that is to saye thirteene pence halfe peny the 
hundred 9c hundreds and it is to bee paide in to Jonathan 
Rogers and hee to paie it into Marke Megs and to take an 
Aquitance of Mark Megs and if any over plush of paye 
Remaine Jonathan Rogers to bee Responsable unto the 
townesmen this paie to bee made forth with and not to 
Remaine but this yeare to paie by the hundred except the 
towne in Jenerall see cause and consent thereunto and if 
Anv persor or persons Refuse to paie thaye Loose thaire 
intrest of Land in the milpon furthermore it is Agreed that 
noe person or persons shall Claime Any Intrest in the pond 
Land by the payment of this Rate this p'sent yeare 1674^ 

Joseph Baylv Rec"" 
[Conrt Rec. p. 182.) 



HUNTINGTOx\ TOWN RECORDS. 185 

[COURT RECORDS. MARK MEGGS vs. SARAH 

SOPER— FIFTEEN STRIPES TO BE 

INFLICTED.] 

[1672, March 13.] 

At a Court held in huntington on the 13"' Dale off march 
in the twentie fowerth of the Raine ot our souvr. Lord 
Charls the second King of great Briton france, and Ireland 
etc. Anno: Dom. 167!^. By Capt" John Maning Justice of 
the pease and high Sheirfe off York sheare and Mr. Jonas 
wood Justice of the peace and the oversears of the sd. 
towne Whereas Marke Megs and Avis his wife p'"sented A 
Complaint against Sarah sooper wife off henry sooper for 
her veyarious carradgcs towards the com plainants and for 
formor miscarradges and abuse of Aughthoritie whereby 
the said Sarah sooper Laye under the sentance off a towne 
Coort for Corparall punishment and it was not inflicted. 
This Coort have therefore ordered that is the sd. sarah 
sooper wife of henry sooper parsist in turbelence of sperit 
without Reformacon that for the first offence whether con- 
tempt of Aughthoritie or abuse of her Naighbours for the 
first offence committed by her the sd. Sarah to Receve 
fifteene strips forthwith after Complaint Bee made to 
Aughthoritie at the Most public place in the towne. 

Alsoe Whereas henry sooper Complained Against Marke 
Meges for provokeing him the Coort see cause to Lay a 
fine of six shillings and eaight pence uppon him the sd. 
megs for his Breach of the peace. 

Alsoe that henry sooper for his abuesfuU carradge and 
provocacons against Mark megs in his hous and against the 
said megs this Court hath ordred that him the sooper shall 



l86 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

paye all Charges herein that it may for the future time take 
warning that hee Commit noe more such ffoUy. 
(Court Beep. 329.) 



[THE OLD TOWN PARSONAGE.] 

[1672, April 15.] 

Aprill the 15, 1672 
The day and yeare abovesaid the Constable and towns- 
men meeting at Mr Woods sent for Martha nabor, Dahter 
and executrix to James nabor Deceased to know whatshee 
would allow unto the reparatcion off the ruings of the 
towne hous or parsonadge hous and land and fence the 
townsmen asked ;^50 and som labour that was Bestowed 
by the sd. James nabor on a hous lot that the towne gave 
the sd. nabor towards his Incouridgment to supply the 
towne nessessittie hee being a Cooper the sd. Martha nabor 
being silent touching the townsmen demands then the over- 
seers spake to Thomas Scudder and too Joseph Bayly to 
walk forth with Martha nabor and considder together 
what damage was don to sd. hous land fence and whatshee 
would willingly give thomas sender Joseph Bayly and 
Martha naibor came in to Mr woods hous with our consent 
and freely offered 40** and the labor that was bestowed on 
the aforesaid lott the Constable and overseers excepted their 
offer and demand was mad what the 40^ should bee paid in 
Martha nabor Replied shee would paid it in salt which 
was excepted with a full Resignation of labour land and all 
priviledges that did or might belong thereunto Consider- 
ing the towne and could not bee answered by Reason the 
aforesaid nabor did ingadg to keep an ordinary. 

Joseph Bay ley Re'' 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 41.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 18/ 

[THE TEN FARMS.] 

[1672, April 16-17.] 

The Account off what was Doun by James Chi- 
chester, Samuell Tytus Jonathan Rogers and Joseph 
Bayly, Conscerneing Laying out those ten farmes 
from the head of nesaquage River unto Crab med- 
ow Littcll nccke. By fhe appoyntment off the 
townc and was Don and parformed by us aforesaid 
the 16"' and 17"' Dayes of Aprell 1672 p'"sented unto 
the towne in Jennorall and exsepted and the farmes 
Devided by Lot with a joynt consent and therefore 
Recorded by mee. 

Joseph Bayly Re"" 

Imp' the River head farme from the Littell Run of water 
on the left hand of the parth 56 Rood by the side of 
the River the north side 60 Rod the west 56 the 
south side 60 : that parporcon 40 acars the owners 
Joseph whitman John Samwayes, Samuell Ketcham, 
Richard Williams and Timothy Conkloyne. 

H 2 farme on the east sid of the littell necke against Mr 
Smiths 60 Rod in Length and 56 Rod in breadth, 
the owners thereof by lot is Thomas Scudder John 
Budd, Stephen Jarvis, Robart Crandfeild. 

H 3 farme by the side of the soompe on the s'' littell 
necke in Length 60 Rod and breadth 56 the owners 
Jonathan Rogers and Samuell titus. 

H 4 farme bv the side of a Run of watter on the west 
side off sunken Meddow 60 Rod in length and 52 in 
breadth the owners epenetus platt Jonas wood John 
weekes thomas whitson : 

H the 5 farme on the west sid of the fresh pond the 
Length bv the sound 52 Rod the bredth 24 Rod the 
owners thomas skidmore Mr wood James Chiches- 



1 88 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ter and thomas powell whoe have given thaire Rite 
and intrest unto thomas skidmore. 

H the 6 Lot of the same Length and breadth adjoyne- 

ing to that the Remainding part of those farmes of 
the fresh pon Lyeth south and west of the hous Lots 
the onnor of this farme Samuell wood Joseph bayly 
nathaniell fostar, John Ted, Jonathon harnett : 

H the 7. farme on Crabmedoe httell necke which is 
cald the first on that neck which is next to the gut 
the Length 80 Rod the bred 24 Rod the oners there- 
of J. green and Is. plat, Mr bryan, tho : weeks Rich, 
brush. 

H the 8 farme adjoyneing to that of the same breadth 
oners Captn fieet John finch Mark Megs. 

H the 9 farme of the same breadth adjoyneing to that, 
the owners Abiall titus Content titus John Cory 
John mathews 

H the 10 farme of the same breadth bounded with the 
other on on sid and the Round swampe on the other 
the oners, widoe Jones thomas Brush John Jones, 
every of the sd. farmes to have 40 acars of upland 
and the benifitt of what medow there was neareast 
to them. 
{Court Records, p. 305.) 



[CONTENT TITUS'S LANDS.] 

[1672.] 

The Records of the Lands and Medow of Content Titus, 
Rec*" in 1672. 

Imp'', hous orchard gardens sittuate Lying and Beeing in 
Huntington aforesaid Bounded as Discribed the frunt to 
the streate faceing Richard Williams the east side with the 
Lot that was formerly in the tenner occupacon of Cap*"^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 89 

seely the Rearc with the Lot of John Teed the west side 
with the streete or high w^aye alsoe six acars of Land in 
the west feild Lying in too severall phices 3 acars Bound- 
ed with the Land of samuell Titus on the east side and the 
Land of thonias Brush on the west the other 3 acars 
Bounded with the Land of Richard wiUiams on the east 
side and the Land of Jonathan Scudder on the west as alsoe 
a certaine parcell of Meddow Lying and being on the south 
side of the eiland on too severall necks that is to say fower 
acars Bee it more or les Lying and being on a necke called 
by the name of the great neck in the severall parsels on p*^ 
which was called the Comon meddow bovmd with samuell 
Ketchams on the east sid and Richard Williams on the 
west the other parsell Bounded as aforesaid the other p,cell 
Lying on A neck called by the name of the Littell necke 
Bounded with the Medow of those as aforesaid. 

p. mee Joseph Baylye, 
{Deeds Vol. 1, p. 25.) 



[DEED. JOHN RICHBELL TO NICHOLAS AND 
JOHN FINCH.] 

[1672, April 28.] 

Know all men by these p''sents y* I John Richball for- 
merly liveing in Oyster Bay and now at momerinock have 
formerly made over unto sd. Nickolls and John finch of 
huntington A. certain parcell of beach which formerly I 
did purchase and had possession from Tackapousha sa- 
chem and y" Rest of ^-our Indians of masepege the beach 
lying betw^een huntington gutt eastwards : And masepague 
gut westw'ards : I doe confirme and grant y'^ afore sd. 
premises unto y'" afore sd. Isack Nickolls And ]o\\n finch 
as witnesse hand this 28 of Aprill 1672. 

John Ruiibell. 



1^0 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

witnes. ROBART Cutt 

X WALTER NOCKES 

The above sd. are true copies of y'' originall by me John 
Corey Rec' 

Agoust y*" first 1682. 
(Court Eecordp. 395.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL MESSENGER TO JOHN 
GREEN.] 

[1672, May 18.] 

Bargoned, sould and Made over ffrom mee my heires and 
assignes unto John greene of huntington uppon Long 
Eiland, husbandman his heires and assignes all my Rite 
title and intrest in my Accomindacon sittuate and Lying 
in huntington afore said both housing barne orchard 
medow and upland that doth or ever heare after shall be- 
long there unto which was halfe medow and upland and 
halfe the Comonadge formerly in the tener of An Rogers 
widoe for the some of twentie pounds to bee paid by Mr 
Richard Bryan of milford as is more at large exprest in a 
bill of Debt bareing date with thes presents I saye all my 
Rite title and intrest in and to the same I havo estranged 
from mee my heires and assignes unto John greene his 
heires and assignes To have and to hould for ever in wit- 
nes whereof I haye heare unto set my hand this 18th Daye 
of maye in the yeare of our Lord 1672. 
signed and Deld. Samuell Messenger 

in the presents off 
John ffinch 

Joseph Bayly Rec' 
(Court Eecordp. 309.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I9I 

[ABIAL TITUS TO BEAT THE DRUM SABBATH 

DAYS.] 

[1672, June 3.] 

Monday, June 3rd, 1672. 
Being a training day it was then agreed by the consent 
of the whole compan}- that Abiell Titus should beat the 
drum Sabbath days in the fore and afternoon ; and for his 
pains therein the company consented to buy a new drum 
which drum the said Abiall is to keep in repair and beat 
at all needful times, as training days and times aforesaid, 
for which the said Abiall is to remain rate-free as long as 
the town see cause.* 

Joseph Bayly, Re"^ 
[Copied in the Revision in the 3'ear 1873, from the orig- 
inal in No. 2, p. 5.] 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 43 and Court Bee. 2>- 179.) 



[DEED, EDWARD BUNCE TO CONTENT TITUS.] 

[1672, Sept. 2.] 

Know all whome it may conserne y' I Edward bunce of 
eatons neck one Long Island doe by these presents Ingage 
to deliver to content tittus of Huntington a cow fowr 
yeers old past, y'' cow being now in y*^ custitie of Edward 
bunce called & known by y^ name of Cherey this fowr sd. 
cow to bee delivered to content titus or his assigencs at or 
before y" last of octobar and for and in consideration 
of y*" afore sd. cow the fore sd. content tittus doth Resigne 
all his Right in that farme hee belonged to in crabmedow 

[*This practice of calling the people together for public 
worship was common to the period. I incline to the opinion 
that there was no church bell in Huntington until the erection 
of the church on the site of the present First Presbyterian 
Church in Huntington village, about the year 1711, perhaps 
later.— C. R. S.] 



192 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

neck soe far as belongeth to a five hundred pound alott- 
ment as it is agreed one by y** town I say I doe fully make 
over from mee my heairs to y*^ sd- Edward bunce his 
heairs with out any nolestation for ever : the sd. Edward 
bunce cleering all charge as hath been exspended as witt- 
nes our hands this second of September 1672. 

The Mark of Edward X Bunce 

Witnes CONTENT TiTTUS 

Thomas Scidmore 

The mark of mark X MEGS 

A true Coppy by mee 

John core Clerk, 
may y® 27''' 1684. 
Taken out of an old booke by order from Edward bunce 
ye 25th Qf octob'' 1686. p mee Isaac Piatt. Rec' 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 205, and Court Bee, p. 266.) 



[DEED. HENRY SOPER TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1672, Sept. 17.] 

this writing testifieth that I henry sooper of huntington 
uppon Long Eiland have Bargoned and sould from me my 
heirs and assignes unto Jonathan Rogers of huntington 
* * ■" and his heires and assignes all my Right title and 
intrest that I have in that farme and between 

Cowharbor and nisaquage River that I had of 

my mother in law the widdoe wattles to have and too hould 
for ever as witnes my hand this 17"' of September 1672 

the niarke of 

Henry xSooPER 
Joseph Bayly. Re 

These Two above Entered Book A 71. 
{File, No. 69.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I93 

[LAYING OUT A HIGHWAY.] 

[1671, Sept. 18.] 

Septembr y*" 18"' 1671. 

it is agreed by marke meggs & y" towne of Huntington 
that y*" towne should have their first high way bettween 
the pond & his lott c^ soo through over the Dam the towne 
taking y'^ dam for their owne. 
[Court Beep. 187.) 



[THE SETTLEMENT OF THE TEN FARMS, WITH- 
IN THE DISPUTED TERRITORY.] 

[1672, Sept. 23.] 

This Writing Witnesseth to every on Before whome 
these Presents may at any time come that whereas the 
town of huntington have Bine by Richard Smith, of Nese- 
puage Molested in their Right of Land Betwixt Cow- 
harbour & Nesaquage river & have bine by him the sd : 
Smith forced to Defend our rights from court to Court, 
both at Southampton and also at high Court of assises, & 
at Both the said Courts we have Reseaved Both verditt & 
Judgment for us, and Being by the high Court of assisses 
& their Judgment there Injoyned to settle Families one y* 
Land in the space of three years after that Judgment or 
else to have no Benefit by that verdit, & in order to the 
fuUfiUing of that Decree, we the Inhabitants of huntington 
have thus far Proceeded, first we have Laid out tenn farms, 
consisting of forty acres of upland to each farm, together 
with meadow & commonage for Cattle : we have Divided 
the town into ten parts as they consist of hundreds, accor- 
ding to our manner of Division of Lands & a ptucular men 



194 HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

of each Company of hundreds to Drawe Lotts for which 
farm each Company should haye, Begining \yith the first 
at the head of Nesequage Riyer and so going north to 
the mouth of the riyer, from thence westward by the 
sound to Crabmeadow Neck, the particular men to whome 
these Particular farms are by Lott fallen to are as foUow- 
eth the first farme next the riyer head Belongeth to Joseph 
Whitmen, John Sammis Sam. Ketcham, Richard williams, 
Timothy Conklin ; the second farme, by the riyer side, Be- 
longeth by Lott to Stephen Jaryis, Tho : Scudder, Robert 
Cranfield, John Budd henr)' soper : The third farme Lying 
on the west side of the little Neck, Belongeth by Lott to 
Samuel Titus, Jonathan Rogers ; the fourth farm Lying at 
the sunken meadow Belongeth by Lott to John wickes, 
Epenetus Piatt,- Jonas wood Juner, Tho : Whitson ; the fift 
farm Lying on the fresh pond Neck Belongs by Lott to 
Tho. Skidmore, Jonas wood sen'' James Chichester, Thom- 
as powell ; sixt farm Lying on the fresh pond Neck Be- 
longeth by Lott to Sam wood Nath. foster, Joseph Baylee,, 
Ben Jones, John teed ; y'' 7^^' farme one Crab Neck Belong- 
eth By Lott to widdow Matthes, Jacob Piatt; Tho : wickes 
John green, ]NP Briant, Richard Brush ; y'" 8"* on Crab 
Neck Belongeth to widow Jones, Tho: Brush, John Jones; 
yo Qth Lyeth on Crab Neck, Belongeth to Capt. fieet, Mark 
Megges, John ffinch ; y*^ tenthfarm Lyeth on Crab Neck 
Belongeth by Lott to Abiel Titus, Content Titus, John 
Cory, John Matthias ; now to the end we may fully & ab- 
solutly Performe all that Judgment of the high Court 
haye injoyned, according to the true intent & meaning 
thereof we the inhabitants of Huntington and eyery one of 
the fore mentioned Compeny es Partaining to eyery par- 
ticular do joyntly and seyerally By these Prsents Bind our 
selves each to other our heires, executors and assigns, in 
the sum of fiye hundred pounds in currant Pay that we will, 
our selyes, or by some other by & from us, settle eyery 
one of the afore said farmes By Building fencing & plant- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



195 



ing soo many Portons in each farm as may Propperly be a 
family according to the Courts Judgment, Betwixt this & 
the is'*" of September 1673: and if any of the afore men- 
tioned companyes fail of the true Performance of what is 
aforementioned so that we come to losse the Benefit of the 
Courts verditt, they shall pay or cause to be paid to the 
rest of the Companyes afore mentioned y® full sum above, 
request upon demand : and to the full & true performance 
hereof we jointly and severally subscribe our hands. 

Jonathan Rogers John ffinch 



John teed 
John Matthews 
Henry Sooper 
Abiel Titus 



Content Titus 
Sam. wood 
RicH"^ Brush 
Thomas Brush 
John Green 

ThO : WICKES 

John Jones 

Tho : Skidmore 
James Chichester 
Sam. Titus 
Jonas wood 

Tho : WHITSON 



Robert Cranfield 
Nathaniel Foster 
Epenetus Platt 
Stephen Jarvis 
Tho : POWELL 
John Scudder 

Jonas wood 

Joseph Baily 

Isaac Platt 

Tho : Whitson 

MarkxMeggs 

Tho. Scudder. 



These also further Witnesseth y* we y* Inhabitance of hun- 
tington have given and granted to any Person of our town 
not Been atteched nor suspected upon fellonious accounts, 
to go & settle all or any of these farms, they paying to the 
rest of the Proprietors Intrusted in such farms, all such 
charges as have Been expended in or about our Defending 
of our right to that Land viz Betwixt Cowharbor and 
Nesequage river, and so Doing, every such Person shall be 
the true Propriator of such farms to have and to hold to 
them their heirs and successors forever, they paying all 
rates and Dutys as men in the town that is or shall be By 
Law required, and all such Propriators or owners of all 
and every'such farms do hereby engage them selves their 



196 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

heirs & successors to the town of Huntington, first : that 
they & every one of them shall make and maintain suffi- 
cient fences about all such grounds as any of them shall 
take in from the Commons, to mannure that so their fruits 
may be Preserved : 2'^' that none of those farmers shall at 
any time Directly or indirectly, by themselves children, 
servants or Dogs hurt or chase or Disturb any Beast, either 
cattle, horses or hoggs, Belonging to any men of the town 
of huntington, from any place where it may be for the 
Catties safty or the owners Profit : 3'^' that all such own- 
ers shall for all such Land as they shall take in by fenc to 
till for their Profit, wc say they shall satesfie the Indians 
just Demands and so free the Town from all such Demands 
and Indians Complaints ; 4'^' that all & every such farmer 
shall not at any time sell or Lett any part or parcell of any 
of these farms to any person of a vitious Life or truly of an 
evil reporte, and if at any time any of the Farmers shall 
alienate or Dispose of any of those farms to any other 
it shall in all Particular be according to what is here 
exprest in the aforementioned tearms : 5'^' that all and 
every of these Particular farmers shall have a Distinct ear 
mark for them selves with which ear mark they shall mark 
all their cattle and Beasts Markable, and that every farm- 
ers ear mark shall be recorded in the Town Book : 6''that 
all and every of these farmers shall from time to time Duly 
mark all their calves. Lambs and Piggs within the space of 
14 or 20 Days after they be fallen: 7'^' and that all those 
afore mentioned farmers shall not at any time marke any 
horse kind that runeth wild in the woods untill they have 
first Brought them into the Town and made appeare to 
the Constable & overseers that they arc there own, or that 
they have orders from some other so to Do. 
September y'^ 23. 1672 
the mark of George Baldwin 
is instead of Thomas Brush. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



197 



Thomas Scudder 
Abiel Titus 
Thomas Brush 
Jonathan Scudder 
Thomas Marten 

his v/ mark 



Joseph Baelee 
Tho Skidmore 
Tho. Scudder 

Ills 

Thos.xwiiitson 



A True Cop}- By mee 

vSolomon Ketcham, Clerk. 
{File No. 64: and Court Bee. 2^. 274.) 



Edward xBunce 

mark 

John Rogers 
William Brotherton 



[ORDER OF COURT OF ASSIZE CONCERNING 

THE HUNTINGTON AND SMITHTOWN 

BOUNDARY.] 

[1672, Oct. 7.] 

At a Genr" Court of Asizes held in new Yorke by his 
Mai"'' Authoritie bcginnig on y'' 2'' and ending on the 7"' 
Day of ocktober in y'" 24 yeare of the Raigne of oursoveren 
Lord Charles y'' 2 king of great briteane, france and Ireland 
Defendar of the faith Anno: Domini 1672. 
uppon the peticon of Richard Smith of nesaquage to y® 
Goven'' wherein hee alledges that at y" Tryall had in y® 
Court of asizes held in Anno : 1670 severall false evedences 
ware produced at the Tryall by y'' inhabitants of hunting- 
ton whereby ye Court and jury ware mesled the same be- 
ing debated in Counsell and Refered to this Court to give 
thaire judgment and opinion whether upon the grounds 
afore specified as well as the reasons and suggestions to 



198 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bee brought in there were a sufficient cause of a Re hearing 
or Review of the accon it is Adjudg and ordered that if 
the said Richard Smith can uppon the first thursday in 
December next when a specall Court is to bee heald here 
in this Cittie p'vaiel w*"" Thomas Bennadict and henry 
whittng of norwalke in his mai"*"' Collony of Coniticott to 
Appeare at the sd. Court in person or cause sufficient 
evedence then to bee p'duced to cleare the matter in differ- 
ence concerning wch thaire Testimonyes are said to bee 
soe materiall or can detect any fraud or foule practice in 
the sd. Inhabitants of huntington wch y'' occasion of their 
carrining the sute that then a Rehearing t)f the Cause be- 
twene the sd. Richard Smith & the inhabitants of hun- 
tington shall be had when the Court will give such further 
Determination therein as will bee Consonant to law and 
good Conscience. 

this is a true by y'' order of y'' Goven'' and 

Coppy. Court of assizes 

Mathias Nicols secret^ 
{Court Bee. p. 253.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1672, Nov. 23.] 

November ye 23"' 1672 
it was voated and agreed the day Beformentioned the 
Thomas Wilson shall take up the Remaining part of his 40 
Acers of planting land Belonging to his farme on the north 
side of his lot running b}- the side of the Meddow toward 
the sound. 

Edward Bunce is exepted as a farmar to improve on the 
farms on Crabmeder neck. 

these 2 Below entered in New Book A. page ^y. 
Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 23.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I99 

[COURT PROCEEDINGS. THE SMITHTOWN 
BOUNDARY SUIT.] 

[1672, Dec. 5.] 

At a specall Court of assizs held in new yorke by his 
Magiet. Author3^tie on y" first thiirsday in December being 
the 5"' Day of the sd. month in y'' 24 yeare of the Raine of 
our Soveren Lord Charls y'' 2'' by the Grace of god of 
England Scotland francc and Ireland King Defender of the 
faith &c i\nno : Domini 1672. 
Richard Smith plant. 
y® Inhabitants of huntington Defend. 

This Cace being taken into consideration & fuUv Debated 
in Court wherein y^ plf. Desired to bee heard in Equitie 
for y* part of nesequake Land on the west side of the River 
which hee alledgeth to bee part of the land on which hee 
was obliged to settell the first ten families although now 
claimed by the Defd. by vertue of the verdicts thay ob- 
tained at Comon Law against the pint, for other land as 
hee Concieves, it is ordered that for the p'^sent Respite 
shall be made of any proseeding in this matter, untill the 
spring when some time in y" month of may next his hon'"" the 
Governor intends to have a Generall Trayneing & a meet- 
ing of the two troops of hors at the east end of hempsteed 
playnes from whenc some indifferent person from the east 
end of Long Island whc^e will bee there & some others from 
the west end shall bee appoynted to goe & view the sd land 
called nesaquake Land on y'" west sid of the River cS: to 
make inquiry there in to in the best mannor thay can c^ if 
possable to make a Conclusion therein Betwene y'' plf : & 
Deft : wch. if it Cannot be Attained unto that then the plf. 
shall have Libertie to p'fer. his Bill in Equitie against y*" 
Deft, at ye next Gen' Court of assizes as to that Land called 
nesaquake Land where a Definite time Determinacon shall 



200 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bee made there uppon according to Law & good conscience* 
This is a By order of the Governer and 

True Copie Court of Assizes. 

Mathias Nicols sec"" 
{Court Rdc.,p.25L) 



TOWN MEETING. [PROCURING A MINISTER.] 

[1673, April;] 

April 7. 1673. 
It was voted and agreed the same day by and with the 
consent of the town that the Constable and Overseers 
should do what they could for the procuring of a minister 
and what they did or procured to be done herein the town 
would rest satisfied ; and so left it wholly to their disposing. 

Per, me Joseph Bayly, Re' 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873, from the original 
in No. 2, p. 16.' 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 45 and Court Bee, p. 186.) 



[DEED. RICHARD BRYAN TO WALTER NOAKS.] 

[1673, April 22.] 

The Records of y*^ Land & medow : ol Walter Noaks, 
know all men by these p''sents y^ I Richard Brien of 
milford, merchant have from me my heirs Executors, 
Administrators & assignes : Bargoned sould and made over. 
And doe bv these p'sents Bargan sell & make over unto 
Walter Noaks of Huntington upon Long Island, in York- 
shire. Tayler : All my Right Title and Intrust in and to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 201 

my allotment or accommendation : Sittuat and lying in 
Huntington afore sd. The lot ot Thomas Brush on y'^ west 
side : The Reare to y"" Lot of John Sammoys ; part of y*" 
east side with y*" lot of Epenetus platt : frunting to y'' high- 
way : Together with all lands priveledgs, profets and 
revenews : As also a certain parcell of medow lying on y® 
south side of y*^ Island : Containing foure acres be it more 
or less : on two severall necks y' is to say two acres on a 
neck called neguntetaug : and y" two acres be it more or 
lesse on a neck called y'' east neck : Both being y'' half pro- 
portion of a two hundred pound allotment : all which y*^ 
afore sd. Lands and medows I y*^ afore sd. Richard Briant 
doc alinate and estrange from me my heirs executors ad- 
ministrators and assignes : unto Walter nokes his heirs 
executors administrators and assignes : all and singuler y'' 
afore sd. Lot hous, orchyard Lands divided and undevided 
medow afore specified : except a part of commonadge which 
I doe Resarve, becaus I will not be a trespesser unto y® 
town of huntington els all lands I doe estrange as afore sd. 
To have and to hold for ever and I doe Ingadge my selfe 
my heirs and assignes to save harmlesse and indamnefied 
y° fore sd. Walter Noaks his heirs & assignes: from any 
person or persons who may or shall Lay any clayme to ye 
fore sd. Lands medows or any part or parcell threof : to y® 
indamnefying y*^ fore sd. Noaks or his succesors in his or 
either of their quiat possession. In witnesse whereof I 
have here unto set my hand this 22 of Aprill in y*^ 28 year 
of his Maj'"* Rain and in y"' year of our Lord 1673, by y' 
order of Mr Richard Bryant 

Signed and delivered in JOSEPH Bayly 

y' presents of Thomas Scudder. 
The Mark of AlesxBaly. 

This is a true coppy of y° originell by mee John Corey 
Reco"" Novembr 22, 1682. 
[Deeds, Vol 1, p. 121.) 



202 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[COURT RECORDS. WALTER NOAKS vs. 
LOUIS MOTT.] 

[1673, July 9.] 
July the 9"' 1673. 

At a towne Court held by y'' constable and overseers 
constable Isack platt Overseers James chichester, epenetus 
platt, Tho: weeks. 

Walter nooks plaintive against Louice Mott of Hemstead 
in an action of the case for keeping from the plan* his horse 
in a false and fradelent manner to his great loss and dam- 
mag and for seeking to apropriatt the said hors to him self 
in a false maner. 

upon the plea made both by the plaintive and defendant 
and the evidences p''duced and formerly considered. 
We find for the plaintife that the defendant shall pay to the 
pllf. for detaining y'' p'ff horse a month or there about 
£1 : 10^ and for as much as it hath bene fuly evidenced y*" 
the defendant have in devered to cheatt the plff. out of his 
horse we adjuge the defendant to pay as a fine to y" contey 
twentie shillings and to pay to the p'f. all just charges to 
gether with cost of sutte.* 
{Court Bee, p. 273.) 



[DEED. JONATHAN ROGERS AND THOMAS 
WICKS TO THOMAS MARTIN.] 

(1673, August 4.] 

Know all men by those p''sents that wee Jonathan Rogers 

[*Louis Mott evidently had a narrow escape from being 
convicted of horse stealing, the penalty for which crime was 
then severe. " Stealers of horses, hogs, boats and canoes " 
were sentenced to have one of their ears cut off. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 203. 

and Thomas wickcs both of huntington uppon Long Eiland 
have bargened sould and made over from us our hciares 
exccuf" administrators and assigncs unto Thomas martin 
of huntington uppon long eiland afore said husbanman his 
heirs executors administrators & assigncs all our Right 
title and intrest that wee have or ought to have in part of 
a farme that Lycth on Crabmedow necke the lower most 
farme next to the gutt which parte is a fower hundred 
j)Ound Rite either of us a too hundred p(Jimd Rite, Which 
is som what more then the third of a farme. The whole 
farme Containes eleven hundred pounds Rite. Wee saye 
all our Rite title and intrests unto our part as Is before 
spesified both upland and meddow wee have estranged 
from us our heires & assines unto Thomas Martin his 
heires and assigncs too have and too hould forever and 
doe promis to free it unto this said martin as witnes our 
hands this fouerth Daye of agust in the yeare of our lord 
1673. 

Jonathan Rodgers 
Thomas Wickes 
Witnes the marke of 
X 

Mary Bayly 

Joseph Bayly 
This is a true Coppy of the orrigenall p me Tho : Pow, 
ell Rec^ 

(Court Eec. p. 303.) 



[ORDER OF GOVERNOR TO SEIZE THE ESTATE 
OF DANIEL " LAM," 6iC.] 

[1673, Nov. 2.] 

Mr. Isaac Piatt : 

Capt" Knyf hath acquainted his hom'' the Govern' of y" 



204 



HUNTINCxTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Letter, whom did give order that y^, acct, should be satis- 
fyed, be pleased therefore to appoint some person to receive 
it for y® acct.; 

The desired Instructions are sent here enclosed, and 
Concerning the Warrants, It is not Customary by the dutch, 
to insert the name of any authority in their Warrants, but 
receive their authority from the Magestrates by whom they 
are signed ; The oath for yo"" superior officers you may 
form yo"" selves, only Inserting the Clause to be true & 
faithful to the present Government & the Magestrates in 
time being. Now inclosed is a Letter and order for the 
Magestrates of seatalkett wherin they are required to seize 
uppon and secure the estate of danel Lam and returne an 
acct. therof to his hon'' the Govern'', to the end yo"" selves 
and other true Credetors may come to their due. Not. else 
at present but that from 

[Crest] Yo'' friend 

[Seal] William Bendrick W. Bayard. 

20 November 1673 
{File No. 43.) 



[THE LIST OF TAXPAYERS.] 



[1673-] 

A Contie Ratte made in y* yeer 1673. 

Capttffleette 

Steph. Jarvice .... 

Rob: Cranfeild 

Tho Scudder .... 

(2* 2'' to be added to this after Rate.) 
James Chichester, Sen' 

Na. ffoster 

John flinch Senier .... 

Captt Baily 

Tho: Whissen . . . . 

John weeks 



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13 


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10 


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12 


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12 


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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



205 



John wood 

Isaac Piatt 

Joseph Wood 

Tho: Powell . 

Sam wood 

Calleb wood . 

John michall 

Jonathan miller 

Jona : Harnet 

Tho : weeks 

John mathewes 

John Core 

Epe: Piatt 

Walter noakes 

John Brush 

John Page 

William Broderton 

Phillip Udell 

Thos : Skidmore 

John GoUding 

Jeremiah Smith . 

John Adams* 

Rich: ward 

John Green 

Sam griffin 

Jams Smith 

Joseph wood, cooper 

Johanas Race ... 

John Scudder, (John Scudder paid to old 

John Conklin.) 
Rodger giiint .... 
James Chichester Junor 
Joseph miller (3' due.) 
Rich : Williams 

Edward Kicham (these 2 to pay) 
John Kicham (due to John Kicham 2 
John Ted . 



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08 


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[*This is supposed to be a son of the John Adams who came 
in the "Fortune" from London to New England, in 1621. He 
was granted a mill privilege in Cold Spring. — C. R. S.] 



206 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Tim Conklin 
John Ted 
John Jones 
Rich: Williams 
Rob Arterf 
Sargant tittus 
Sam Kicham 
Joseph Whittman 
Jonas wood, junor. 
Rich, brush 
Walter noakes 
John brush 
Widder Joans 

These all to pay to widder Joansij: 

an account of what was paid in my hands of y® Counte. 
Ratte 

Calleb wood . . . . 
Gerg : Balldin ...... 

Phillip udell 

Cranfield to pay for i a. i"' 3^ . . . 
My own Ratte . ...... 

John Samons & timothy Conklin and Sam Kicham are 
to Receve 5' each : out of John Kichams woolfe. 

{File No. 2.) 

[f Robert Arthur was probably a son of John Arthur, of Salem, 
JMass., who married the daughter of John Gardiner. After the 
, death of John Arthur, the widow lived at Nantucket, aud is 
believed to have moved from there to Huntington, bringing 
her son Robert. The "widow Arter" is often mentioned in 
^the records of the first settlement. Robert married a daugh- 
vter of Thomas Scudder. — C. R. S.] 

[| The "widder Joans," here mentioned, was in her maiden 
name Catherine Este, daughter of Jeffrey Este, afterwards wife 

, of Henry Scudder, and later "widow wife," as she called her- 
self, of Thomas Jones. It was a novel thing for a woman to 
collect the taxes, but the records of the period show that she 
was a woman of more than ordinary ability, and for conveni- 

. ence her neighbors paid their taxes in to her. She lived on 
East Neck, probably about where Mr. Thurston now resides. — 

,C. R. S.] 



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18 


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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20/ 

[TOWN MEETING. THE MILL AT COW- 
HARBOR.] 

[1674, June 30.] 

Jiin. 30 1674. 

At a town-meeting it [was] voted and agreed by the 
major part of the town that men should go to Cowharbor 
to view and try the stream and place on the North side of 
Epenetus ground, whether it were capable of having a 
mill there, and if it were found suitable for such a purpose 
that then they would have a mill there. 

It was also agreed at the same meeting that the charge 
of building such a mill should be according to hundreds. 

At the same meeting above said it was agreed that all 
sufficient laboring men that shall labor at the mill work, 
shall have per day 2 shillings and six pence ; and every 
man and his sufficient team shall have per day 6 shillings 
and six pence ; and that Mr Wood and Epenetus Piatt, 
Jonathan Rogers, John Samwaye shall be overseers of the 
mill-work to appoint men there [to] worke and to call them 
out.* 

[*Up to this time Little Cow Harbor (the name was changed 
to Centreport about 1836 on the petition of Shallum B. Street, 
father of the writer) was open, and navigation unobstructed 
as far south as the tide flowed. The location was considered 
favorable for a tide mill, something that had become a pressing 
necessity since the old mill of Mark Meggs, near the " town 
spot " had been discontinued, and the people at once com- 
menced the work by constructing a dam and the erection of a 
mill there. I am uncertain as to its exact location. This mill 
property continued to be owned by the town for many years 
and millers occupied it under agreements with the town until, 
as we shall see later on, it passed into private ownership. The 
large mill building, now probably lower down the harbor, was 
built at a much later period, but it is possible that some of the 
millstones or irons in it have survived since this early period. 
— C. R. S.l 



2C8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

It was also voted and agreed that John Green shall have 
4 acres of land by Cowharbor foot path at the Ground Nut 
Hollow toward his division. 

[Copy from the original in Court Records, p. , copied 
in the Revision in 1873.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 4.) 



[MARK MEGGS, " GROWING ANCIENT," MAKES 
A DEED TO JACOB WALKER.] 

[1674, July 13.] 

know all men to whom these presents shall come y' I 
mark megges formerly of huntington on long Island, now 
of Stratford in y" County of f airfield In y'' Collony of 
Coneeticutt : growing Ancient and being desirous to passe 
the Remainder of my time quietly and without wordly 
incumbrances doe there fore make over all y* estate god 
hath given mee and all y'' particulers there of unto my 
loveing friend Jacob Walker of Stratford and his heirs and 
asignes for ever, and doe hereby Impower him and them 
to act in and about y*" premises as fully and amply as I my 
self could at any time have done, to soe far Recover Re- 
caive & posses any sum or sums of mony, goods Chatels 
hereditaments or other estate, also to sell barter alinate 
and exchange any part or the whole of housing and lands 
or eny other estate formerly belonging unto mee y*" sd. 
mark megges at his own pleasure, for his own be hoofe and 
proper account acknowledging it to be his own proper 
estate by these presents that this is my act and deed is 
witnessed by my subscribing this 13 of July 1674 

Testis Jonas Smith the mark of Mark x megges 

John haikit '"=*'''' 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 209 V 

This is a true coppy compared with the origenall by 
mee John Corey Rcco' 
July 10, 1 68 1. 

{Court Bee, p. 255) 



[THE CLAIM OF SMITHTOWN CONCERNING 
THE BOUNDARY.] 

[No date — 1674 probably.] 

Richard Smyth plf ~( the heads of y*" dec- 
Huntington men defts \ laration. 

first the defts, did at both tryalls, in both Courts p'duce 
a false bill of sale in Asserokin name as may appear. 

2'y The defts prodused severall false witnesses wherby 
the Jurry & Court were misled, but y® plff. submite 
to y" Courts gudgment. 

3'y The land in question did never pertain to Asserokin, 
y"" matinacoc sachem, but Nassetscomset, the sachem 
of neesaquauk, was the true proprietor thereof. 

4'y That Nassetscomset sold y'' plf y'" sd, land by oraer 
of Mr Winthrop & Harford Commisioners, under 
which sale y'' plf possessed the same peaceably 7 or 
8 years to all purposes til y"' defts. disturbed him. 

giy ye clefts, have taken a vyolent posession, contrary to 
law, & after farwarning & have committed many 
rioteous abuses, to y'' plffs. great p'"iudice. 

G^ The plf. presented many petitions to Go'' Lovelacel 
who with severall Courts did make severall orders 
for y^ plfs. relief if * * were * * -5^ * pro- 
tested against, by y*" defts. by a accomplishment of 
which orders, being hinderd by y*' late change. 

7*y The plf. prsented many petitions to y" Late dutch 
Gover" who in persuance of y° presedent order did 



xy 



210 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

appoint 2 severall arbitrations, att y*" plf. charge 
which were by y'' defts, protested against, whose 
judgment declares y® plf. right to y'^ land in question. 

8'^ Gover'"' Calbert upon y'" plf' petition granted a hear- 
ing in equity & did give sentence & order y'" ffiscal, 
to give }" plf. possesion of y" Land in question, with 
all charg ******* which execution 
was by Mr Smith omitted personally requireing Mr 
Udell to serv it as may appear. 

9''' The Land in question is bounded east by neesaquack 
river & west by Whitmans Hollow & y'' fresh pond. 
He did charge y' plf. to have produced a false order 
at Court which was y*^ cause y^ dutch Court did 
deferr the case so long. 

The deft, hath not settled y"' land according to 
Gover'"^ Lovlace direction. 
{File No. 62.; 



[HUNTINGTON'S PROTEST TO Mr. SMITH, 
CONCERNING THE BOUNDARY.] 

[1674, July 17.] 

Neighbor Smith, of Hogpaguag : by this yea may under- 
stand that what you left a paper for, at yea say the towne, 
in the hands of Joseph Whittman, written in an unknown 
tongue, to us, from whence it came or what it is, we know 
not, nether what you intend by it, we know not, but this 
we know, y^ we shall take no notice of it, nether can we, 
and if you would have us to know your mind you must 
speake and write in a knowne language to us ; like wise 
take notice y*^ we heare, and intend to know more fully, 
shortly y^ yoe or yours have ackted the part of theaves or 
robbers by ussurping with impudent and shamles bouldnes 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 211 

to com upon our ground and to seize upon our peace for 
your owne use on unheard of practice and never practiced 
by honest men, therefor we doe by thes p,sents p. test 
against your course and wee resolved first to defend our 
selves & our estates from the hands of violent usurpers, 
w"',s no more than the law of nature and nations allowed, 
secondly, when the season comes, yoe may expect to have 
and except the due defeat of such demeritts : 
from Huntington, July 17 : 74. 
{File, No. 63.; 



[COURT RECORD. THE TESTIMONY OF JONA- 
THAN ROGERS.] 

[No Date.] 

The depotion of Jonathan roggers. 
this deponent deposed sayth. wee war going a long the way 
3 or 4 of us and met goodman higbe and frances coming up 
from the Dock and frances cam before and goodman higbe 
came after him with a stick and comanded him to goe in to y'' 
gate and he sayd he would not go in so he toke him by the 
arme and drawd hirn toward y' gate and Thomas sender 
seing him toke hould of goodman higbe and made him let 
him goe and bid him goe home to his house that is to say 
franck and he would beare him out in it and then Tho. 
Sender take hould of goodman higbe by y*^ shoulder by 
his wescote and bent his fist at goodman higbee and higbe 
having a stick in his hand they both sayde strike, and Tho. 
scuder towld goodman higbe if he had him in place wher 
he would bring his long sids to thegr ound : and furder 
sayth not. 

{Court Bee, Vol. 1, p. 24) 



212 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. THE NEW MILL.] 

[1675, April 6.] 

1675. 
At a towne meeting John Bird (Bud) desired a lot in the 
town, he being a blacksmith, the town did agree that the 
said Bird should have a lott in the towne provided he 
would supply the town with his work.* 

[Copied from the original in the Court Records, p, , in 
the Revision of the Reocrds in the year 1873.] 

April 6"^, 1675 

At a towne meeting it was voted by the inhabitants that 
inasmuch as they could not make pay to Goodman Webb 
[of Norwalk] for his work about the mill, it was agreed 
that they would pay him next Michaelmas togethen with 
all legal damages. 

[Copied from the original recorded in Coui't Records 
p. , in the Revision in the year 1873.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 49, and Court Bee. p. 317.) 



[COURT RECORD. FINAL DECREE SETTLING 
THE BOUNDARY WITH SMITHTOWN.] 

[1675, Sept. 24.] 

In the case between the Pit. and Defendts the Court after 

[*According to " Hotten's " lists John Bud, Sr., came from 
London in th:: "America" in 1636. He was at New Haven in 
1639, and his name appears among the first settlers of Southold, 
about 1640. He is said to have been tried at New Haven, in 
1661, for harboring Quakers. He left children John, Joseph 
and Judith. Whether it was the elder John, or the son, who 
is referred to above, is uncertain. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



213 



mature deliberacon, doth finde in equity for the Pit. and 
the proceedings of the Dutch Court in this case to bee 
legall and judiciall, and therefore give judgment for the 
Fit. That the lands in question between Nassaquake River 
westward and Whitman's Hollow, and so to the fresh 
ponds, doth of right belong unto him (Richard Smith) and 
he is to be put in possession of the same, if not otherwise 
delivered up. The present inhabitts. therefore by the 
Pits, consent to have leave to stay there until the first day 
of May next, and also to have liberty to take off the pro- 
duce of any come that at or before this tryall was in the 
ground. However The said Land to bee within the juris- 
diction of Huntington, as wnthin their patent, though the 
Property adjudged to the Plaintiffe. The Deft, to pay the 
costs of this Cort, but for what hath been formerly each 
pty. to beare their owne charge. 

The bounds* of the land recovered from Huntington by 
Richard Smith, Senr. and layd out by Thomas Weekes in 
obedience to the ordr. of the Court of Assizes, he being 
imployed by the Courts of Huntington to give possession 

[*The new boundary seems to have been a compromise, 
neither town getting all that it claimed. Huntington claimed 
eastward to Smithtown River, and Smithtown claimed west- 
ward to Cow Harbor. A middle line was chosen at Fresh Pond 
and Whitman's Hollow. The exact location of this line was 
the subject of controversy among the adjoining land-owners,, 
whose titles were bounded by the town line, for more than two 
hundred years after the date of the above order, until 1884, 
when, at the urgent request of some of the land-owners, Moses 
Smith, Supervisor of Smithtown, and Charles R. Street, Super- 
visor of Huntington, took proceedings for having it definitely 
fixed pursuant to the law applicable to such cases. After test- 
imony had been taken by a committee appointed for the pur- 
pose, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution establishing 
the boundary, commencing at Long Island Sound on the north 
and running to Babylon and Islip towns on the south. A sur- 
vey and map of the line, made by Scudder V. Whitney, C. E., 
was filed, and marble monuments were erected at all appro- 
priate points on this line. — C. R. S.] 



214 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of the same, is declared to be as followeth, vizt. From 
the west most part of Joseph Whitman's hollow & the west 
side of the Leading hollow to the fresh pond Unthema- 
muck, t\: the West side of this pond at high water marke 
(to the River eastward) as it is supposed. 

This is attested by Thomas Weekes undr. his hand Sept. 
24th 1675. 

Possession given by Turfe & Twigge. 



[DEED. CONTENT TITUS TO JOHN KETCHAM.] 

[1675, Dec. I.] 

Know all men By These p'sents y^ I Content Tittus of neW- 
towne upon Long eiland in yorke shire husbanman have 
from mce my heires executo"" administra"" & assignes bar- 
gened sold and made over unto John Ketcham of huntington 
upon Long Island in yorkeshire afore sd. Carpenter all my 
Right & intrust in or to a Comendations sittuatte and lying 
in huntington afore sd. in y" west end of y*" towne bounded 
one y*^ east side with 3 " high way goeing to hempsteed one 
y" north side with y'" h.igh way goeing to oysterbay y*" south 
& west with y*^ woods in Common ; I say all my Right, 
title and Intrcst in & to y^ same with all houseing out 
nousing, orchards, gardens, out lands meadows, pasturs 
mines or minerals all and singular every part & parcell 
there of y' doth belong toy*^ said accomodation or any part 
or parcell there of or hereafter shall belong to y*^ p''meses 
it being by denomination a two Hundred pound lott, as 
alsoe eight acars of medow lying and being one y° south 
side of y*^ Hand, six acars bee it more or less one y" west 
necke, & y^ other proportion a necke called y*" little neck 
it being y*" p potion of a two Hundred pound lott, all & 
singular all y" afore sd. Lands and meadows & every part 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 21$ 

& parcell there of I y'" afore said Content Titus have 
estranged from mee my heirs executors adm' »S: assig-nes, 
unto y'' afor^'' Jn" Ketcham his heires, exe'', adm'^^ lSl assigne 
to have Sl to hold for ever, tt I doe hereby ingage my selfe 
my heires & assignes to save harmless & indemnified y'' s'^ 
John Ketcham his heires & assignes from any parson or 
persons who shall or may lay any Clame or title to y'' afore 
sd. lands medows or any part or parcell there of to y in- 
demnifieng by y** sd. John Ketcham his heirs and assignes 
in his or theire quiet possession in wittnes whereof 1 y" 
afore sd. Content Tittus have here unto sett my hand and 
scale the first Day of December in y" twenty seventh year 
of his ma*'''^ Raign & in y*^ year of our lord one thousand 
six hundred seventy five. CONTENT TiTTAS. . 

sealed signed and 
Ddl. in y*" p'sents of 

Jonathan Scudder 

Thomas Brush 

This is a true Coppy of y^ orriginall deed, extracted by 

Thomas Powell, 

Recorder, 
{Court Rec, p. 292.; 



[TOWN MEETINGS.] 



[1675, Dec. 7.] 

December the 7"' 1675. 
At a town meeting it was voted and agreed by the major 
part of the town that every farmer that is turned from 
their farm and hath no land in the town shall have a lot in 
the town together with other privileges ; but inasmuch as 
the town have no meadow t(^ give out at present, it is agreed 
that when the town can buy meadow of the Indians that 



2l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

then thev shall have liberty to take up with the rest of the 
town according to the hundreds they take up, paying pro- 
portionably.* 

At the same town meeting it was agreed that James 
Smith shall have three acres of land for a home lot in the 
swamp by Thos. Wickes ; to be laid [out] by the layers out 
as they shall see meet, and he to maintain convenient styles 
for the path. 

It was also agreed that Edward Ketcham shall have a 
lot at the rear of Joseph Whitmans', and Sam' Ketcham's 
lot to bear the denomination of a two hundred pound lot. 

It is also agreed that Rich'^ White shall have a lot at 
the hollow westward of Meggs' lot, bearing the denomina- 
tion of a hundred pound lotment to be cleared or built on 
in y'' space of one year. 

It is also agreed that John Samway shall have eight 
acres of land near the cove in the West Neck, near John 
Tid's field toward [his] division. 

It is also agi-eed that Benj. Jones shall have 6 acres of 
and by John Tid's field toward his division. 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 51 and Court Bee, p. 111.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL MESSENGER TO BENJAMIN 

JONES.] 

[1676, Jan. II.] 

To all Christian People unto w^home these p'rsents shall 
come greetting : Know yea that I samuell messenger of 
Huntington in y*" Countieofyourke within y" Jurisdicktion 

[*As the Court of Assizes had awarded all that part of the 
teriitory between Fresh Pond and the Smithtown River to 
Smithtown, those farmers or colonists who had gone from Hun- 
tington and settled there were unsuccessful. Hence this order 
that they might have lands elsewhere. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2iy 

of his Royall hiness in Americai for divers good causes & 
considerations mee heer unto moving But more especially 
&c of the sum of twentie four pound ten shillings of cur- 
ant Pay of y'' afore sd. Countie to mee in hand paid or se- 
cured to bee paid by Benjamin Joens of the same place & 
countie : Haven granted bargancd and sould c^c and do by 
these presents give &c unto y*^ sd, benjamine Joens and his 
heairs all that too hundred pound allottment y' was for- 
merly Richard wattleses only the share of y'^ farmes ex- 
septted which tow hundred pound Lottment sittuate lying 
and bceing att Huntington in y'' afore sd. Countie and is 
boimd with y' land of John Teds upon y'' north side to 
gethcr with what house or housing orchard or orchards 
and all other ediffeses buildings timber wood trees, springs 
and all other profitts, commodities and advantages what 
soever their on beeing or their unto in any wayes belong- 
ing or apertaining to have and to hould the sd. prebarganed 
Land & premises to him y*" sd Benjimin Joens and his 
heairs for ever. In wittness wheare of the afore sd. Sam- 
uell messingar doth sett his hand the eleventh day of 
Januare Anno: dommone, 167I 

signed and delivered Samuell messengar. 

in y'^ presents of us witnesses 

Ills 

henry x-sooper 

mark 

her 

Elizabeth x wattles 

mark 

{Deeda, Vol. l,p. 280.) 



[DEED. JOHN COREY TO RICHARD WHITE.] 

[1676, Jan. 16.] 

Jan. 16"^ 1676. 
John Corry hath sold To Richard White all his right in 



2l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the old mill pond for a valuable consideration and y*" said 
white to pay each yeare Rent to marke megg from this 
day untill the towne fee expired. 

Thomas powell Rec'' 
{Court Record p. 187.) 



[TOWN MEETING. MR. JONES CALLED AS 
PASTOR. A MILLER WANTED.] 

[1676, Jan. 16.] 

Janeruary 16**^ 1676. 
at a town meeting of the inhabitants of huntington 
this present day it was ordered by the said towne 
fore. sd. that the Constable and overseers shall with 
as much speed as possible send to southhamton to a 
man that is a mill-wright to see if hee will bee willing 
to com to this town to agree with the town about 
our mill to the end wee may obtaine our expectation 
of having good mele, 

2'y It was ordered the same daye that John Sammes 
shall have 3 Rode squeare right over against his 
house on the west side of the hieway not to impaire 
or hinder the highway or to bee any other-wyes in- 
convenent to the towne at the judgment of y*" men 
appointed for that purpose. 

this one above entered Book A. page 47. 

3'y It was this day also ordered by major parte of the 
towne that the Constable and overseers together 
with goodman Conklin Isaaik plat & Jonas wood 
sen"" shall in the townes behalf seriously give Mr 
Jones an invitation and fully to manifest their de- 
sires for his continuing to despense the word of god 
and what more is dutie in the ministeriall ofhse 
amongst us of huntington and what further may bee 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RI-:CORDS. 219 

requisite for incorragment to the aforesaid end. 

4'>' It is ordered by the major part of the tovvne that 
Mr Jones* shall have for himself and his, for his en- 
corragment four ever twenty acers of upland, to 
bee his and remaine his for ever, where hee shall 
think best, not infrenging highways watering plases 
according to the towne true intent. 

5'>' It is likewise ordered by ye major vote of the towne 
ye same day y' besides the chosen layers out of land 
to witt : Cp' ba3dey cS: Tho. powell. Rich, williams 
Samuel! Tithus shall be added Cap^ fleet & Jonathan 
Rogers, then these 6 men shall devide the old mill 
pond equalv into 4 quarters and the Constable and 
overseer shall devid the severall himdreds awarding 
to ye towne method or waye into 4 parts equaly and 
then ye 4 quarters of hundreds shall cast lotts for y** 
4 quarters of ye mill pond soe divided by these 6 
aforesaid men equally both for quantity and quality, 
these two below entered Book A. page 47 

6'^' It was ordered ye same day that Nathaniell ffoster 
have 2 acres of land more or less as the place will 
aford on the north side his own land in ye little 
necke. 

7' 5' It was agreed ye same day y' John Ketcham should 
have about 3 Rod of each sid his homlott added ' 
more to it. 

[*Rev. Eliphelet Jones, was the son of Rev. John Jones, who 
came to Charlestown, Mass,, in 1635 and subsequently settled at 
Fairfield, Conn. Eliphelet was born at Concord in 1641 and \y'' 
in 1669 was a missionary at Greenwich, Con:i., from which 
place he came to Huntington about 1673, so that he had 
preached here, more or less, after Mr. Leverich left, down to 
the time the call was given him, as above stated. He remained 
in Huntington until his death in 1731, being the pastor of this 
church fifty-five years. He died at the age of ninety years 
and had no children.. The church building erected on Meeting 
House Brook about 1665 was long the place of Mr. Jones's 
preaching. — C. R. S.] 



220 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

8' 5' It was ordered ye same day that John ff'ench Se° 
should have 4 acres of land upon ye east neck lying 
betwixt his own lott and Tho. Scudder it is to run 
along by the watters side. 

the above entered New Book A. page 47 

9'y it was ordered the same day yt Joseph Whitman 
should have liberty to take up his division of land 
where hee shall see it convenient not hindering 
home lotts, highways or wattering places for catle. 

10' > It was ordered the same day y*^ Jonathan Miller 
should have 3 acres of land lying southward of John 
birds betwixt ye hill and ye path if it may bee Con- 
veniently had in y" before mentioned place. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 56-57.) 
(see originall of the above line in Town Meetings 
April, 1,1679) 



[CONVEYANCE OF MILL POND RIGHT.] 

[1676, Jan. 19.] 

Jan 19*'' 1676 
Nathanell ffoster hath sold to Richard white all his right 
of the old mill pond for a valuable consideration and y*^ 
said white to pay each years payment to marke meggs un- 
till the terme bee expired. . 

Thomas Powell, Rec"" 
{Court Rec, p. 187.) 



[CONVEYANCE OF MILL POND RIGHT.] 

[1676, Feb. 2.] 

ffeb' 2'' 1676. 
Jonathan Rogers hath sold to Richard White all his 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 221 

right & title of y"' old mille pond which is 500 & ^ right 

Thomas Powell. Rec'' 
{Court Bee, p. 187.) 



[DEED. JOHN BRUSH TO JOHN MITCHELL; 
THENCE TO ROBERT KELLUM.J 

[1676, March 5.] 

Know all men by these presents y' I John Brush of 
Huntington upon long Island in yorksheeir husbandman 
have barganed sold and made over all my Right title & 
intrust in a commondation or allotment situate & being in 
Huntington afore sd. The Rcere of Jonas wood senr and 
Richard Brush lots on y*^ north side : ffrunting towards y* 
high way goeing towards the south ; all and singular y® 
afore sd. home lot housing, gardins fences, with all & other 
priveledges y* doe or may here after belong there unto I 
have sold & made over unto John michell of Huntington 
afore sd. carpinter his heirs executors, adminstrators & 
asignes for a considerable sum in hand payd the sd. accom- 
mondation was given to John holmes weaver by y'' town 
since astranged unto John Brush with all its appurtenences 
and I doe hereby these presents estrange and make over 
from me my heirs & asignes all my right title and intrust 
unto all y*^ fore mentioned premises unto John Michell his 
heirs and assignes to have and to hold forever in witnesse 
where of I have heere unto set my hand this fifth day of 
March in y^ 28*'' year of his maj*' Raigne and in y'' year of 
our Lord 1676. 

John Brush 
Signed and delivered in 
y^ presence of. 
The marke of 
Roger x guint 
Joseph baly 



222 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Know all men whom this may conserne That I John 
Michell do by thes presents make over & give and grant 
and assure full and quiet possesion of y*" full intents of this 
bill of sale : from me my heirs or asignes unto Robart 
kellam him his heirs executors or asignes for ever, promis- 
ing quiat possession febury y® 28, 1680. 

John Michell 
Witnes 

Benjamen Cornish 
James Smith 

The above said sale and assignment is as true a coppy as 
I could take out of y'' broken and Solleyed originall ; by 
meee John Corey Clark desem'' 22. 1684. 
{Court Bee, p. 192.) 



(TOWN MEETING.) 

(1676, April 2.) 

1676. 

Aprill y'' 2'^ it was agreed by y® major part of y° towne 
that Thomas Crump shall have a lott against Jona Harnet's 
& Joseph Woods lott it being one the west side of the 
swamp, it was also ordered by y*" Constable and over- 
seers that Thomas Crumps lott should bear the denomina- 
tion of a two hundred pound alottment. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 55.) 



(TOWN MEETING.) 



(1676, April 27.) 

April 27 1676 
It was voted and agreed that Jeremy Smith should have 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 22^ 

a home lott in the swamp northwest of James Smith's lot, 
and a piece of dry land on that side of the brook that Capt. 
Baylis' house [is] for him to set a house on and for yard 
room so much as the layers out should see fit, and he to 
maintain convenient styles for the foot path. 

[Copied from the original, recorded in Court Records, 
p. , in the Revision in the year 1873.] 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 59.) 

(TOWN MEETINGS.) 

(1676, June 5.) 

1676 June the 5"^ it was ordered y* James Chichester 
jun"" shall have a lott one the southeast side of Isacke 
plat's lot which joyne to Samuell Woods lotts. 

2. It was alsoe agreed by y'' major part of v'' towne that 
Steven Jarvis jun' shall have a lott by y'' side of The : 
Wickes lott v^ was noah Rogers, soe much as should 
bee judged fitt by y'' layers out and it to bear the de- 
nomination of one hundred pound lotment. 

3. It was alsoe agreed by }''' major part of y'' towne y' 
garrat Cloud shall have a lot near y'' brickill in y"' west 
necke 1676 Dec. [all above entered New Book A. p. 

46.] 

1. it was agreed by y'' major part of y'' towne that Thom- 
as Lawranse shall have a lot between Joseph Bayley 
and James Cheshesters Sen. 

2. it was agreed by y'' major part of the towne that Mr. 
Jones shall have a lott between John wickes swamp 
pasture and James Smiths lott. 

3. it was alsoe agreed by y' major par. of y'' towne that 
M"" Jones shall have the 2 acre of meaddow at y" har- 
bor which Steven Jarvis cS: Tho. Whison hath provided 
upon y'' south of y"' rowade it bee found cleare from 
them 



224 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

4. It was alsoe agreed by y'' major part of y^ towne that 
William brotherton shall have the towns right to about 
2 acere of swampy land one freshpond necke by his 
land. 

these below entered New Book A. Page 47. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 55.) 



[POWER OF ATTORNEY BY SIMON LOBDALE 
PURSUING A RUNAWAY.] 

[1676, July 29.] 

Know all men by these p'sents, that I Simon Lobdell of 
Harford upon Conecticatt in New England have nomina- 
ted & Impowered and by these p''sents doe nominattordaine 
Constitut & Impower my loveing friend M"" Ralph Warner 
of Brookland black smith to bee my true & lawfull attorney 
for me & in my name place & stead & to my only use & 
behooufe to persue over take & by all lawfull ways & 
meanes what soever to seiz upon and secure the person of 
Rich : foscue who being the bond Sarvant of me the sd. 
Simon Lobden & othere ways Indebted unto hath unlaw- 
fully departed from my service & the body of the sd. Rich: 
foscoe haveing seized to use all lawfull wayes & meanes to 
return or cause to bee returned sent & delivered to mee 
the sd. simon lobden at Hartford aforenamed or any of the 
Estate of the said Rich : foscoe to attach wrest or othere 
wayes to suz & condemne for settisfaction of the sd. service 
unfullfilld & payment of y'' sd. Debt & that in full & Effec- 
tuall maner according to lawes & Custome used in such 
cases in the place or places where the sd. Rich : foscue or 
his Estate may bee found, Hereby further giveing unto my 
s^ attorney full power & authority to make such agreement 
or composission with the sd ffoscue as to my s*^ attourney 
shall seem sfood for sattisfaction of his debt & time of ser- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 22$ 

vice unfullfilled and upon receipt of such payment orothere 
sattisfaction fully & for ever discharge & accquit the sd. 
fescue of cS: from the sd. service & Debt for ever ffurthere- 
more I doe by these p'sents give unto my said attorney 
full power to make Constitute an attourney orattourneyes 
under him with the like or limitte power, & what soever 
my sd. attorney shall doe or cause to bee done in or about 
the p'mises I doe by these p''sents rattifie & Confirm the 
same in wittness where of I have here unto sett my hand 
& scale this twenty ninth of July 1676.* 

Simon Lobdell. 
Signed delivered in 
presents of us 

Z AC HART AH SaNDFORD 

John Kesllis 
Simon lobdell personally appeared this 29th Juh' 1676 and 
acknowledged that the above written letter of attourney 
was his act & deed before mee John Allen, asist. 
{Court Bee, p. 300.) 



[COURT RECORDS. SIMON LANE vs. HENRY 
SOPER AND WIFE.] 

[1676, Sept. II.] 
Att a Court held in Huntington by his ma"'' authority 

[*This seems to be in the nature of a proceeding to recover 
a fugitive slave or bound servant. At this distance of time it 
is difficult to determine which is most outraged in this kidnap- 
ping, Richard Foster's rights, or the English language. How- 
ever, when we turn to the law of the period, we find that when 
a servant ran away or was suspected to be a runaway, the con- 
stable was to press men into the service of the town by "rais- 
ing a hew and cry," and pursue and bring him back. It was 
also required that all laborers and servants shall work in their 
callings when thereunto required, the whole day, their master 
or dame allowing them convenient time for food and rest. 
This was before the eight hour law was invented, or the 
Knights of Labor organized. — C. R. S.] 



226 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the ii"' of Sept. 1676 by the constable & overseers of the 
same tovvne they being James Chetchester Const. 

Joseph Whitman , 
^ Samuell Tittus ! over- 

Jonas Wood [ seers. 

Tlio. Powell, J 

Simon lane Plant, against 
Henry Soper and his wife Def^'' 

the plant declares that the defendents have confest that 
they did fetch aw^ay fruit from the orchard of Jacob Walk- 
er and would fetch away more, and told the said lane hee 
had and would fetch away more in spite of his teeth and 
when I demanded of them why they stole my apples they 
replyed they had as much right to them as I and would 
fetch them away in spit of my teeth for they were com- 
mon this being the loth of this Instant, 
the depossission of John Rogers aged 36 years 
this deponent testifieth that hee was in the orchard* and 
Hen soapers boy was a top of the peach tree without the 
fence soe Mr. lane said to the boy Sarra will you never 
leave of yo"" theefing trickes then soaper hee replied who 
doe you call theef, lane replied you I call theef that has 
taken away my fruit daly & howerly, soaper replied you 
roge I have as much to doe here as thou hast, upon that 
lane fetched a stick and bid soaper goe off his ground or 
else he would make him goe of, soaper replied it was com- 
on and hee would stay there in spit of his teeth, then 
soapers wife com and said lane what hast thou to doe here 
more than wee, yea lowsey Roge pay mee what thou owest 
mee, you sone of a whore pay mee what thou owest mee, 

[*The Court of Assizes at this period, made whipping the 
penalty for robbing orchards or gardens, or stealing clothes 
hung out, the number of stripes corresponding with the mag- 
nitude of the offence. The punishment for burglary was : first 
offence, branded on the forehead ; second offence, branded as 
before and severely whipped ; third offence, put to death. — C. 
R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 22/ 

lane said to soapcr sarra if I catch the here to marrow 
morning I will shout thee, soaper replied I have a goun as 
well as thee and 111 meet thee here to marrow and sarah 
soaper said to lane hee was a falce fo»-sworne Roage. 
{Court Eec, p. 278.) 



[ORDER OF CONSTABLE AND OVERSEERS.] 

[1676, Sept.] 

1676 — Sep^ it was ordered by the Constable & overseere 
that John birds (Bud) lot should bare the Denomination of 
a two hundred pound lottment. 

it was ordered by the Constable and overseers that John 
Everretts lott should barr the denomination of one hundred 
pound alottment his hom lott being 4 accars granted by 
the towne. 

{Court Bee, p. 206; 



[AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWN AND 

JEREMIAH SMITH ABOUT THE MILL 

AT COW HARBOR.] 

[1677, Feb. 26.] 

This Writing Witnesseth A Covenant and an x\gree- 
ment Between Jeremiah Smith of the one part and the 
Inhabitants of the Towne of Huntington one Long Island 
in York sheire one the other Part first the Inhabitants of 
the Town afore said Doth alienate and Make over to the 
said Jeremiah all their Right and Interest in and to their 
Mill Lying and Being at Cow harbour, together with A 
home Lott Lying by the mill, containmg six or eight acares 
and that the Lott shall Bear the Denomination of A two 
Hundred pound A Lottment, and also A. cove of Creek 
thatch which the mill Brook runs into, in Consideration of 
the Premisses, the said Jeremiah Doth bind him self his 
heirs and assigns to supply the afore said Town with suffi- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



cient good meal as Good as they can have in any other 
place, and so to supply them from time to time, as often as 
the Inhabitants shall Bring him Corn, and for his toUe he 
shall have the twelveth of Indian Corn and the sixteenth 
of english grain, and the said Jeremiah Doth allso engage 
to keep the mill in good repair Constantly so that the town 
may have a full supply and if it should so happen that the 
mill, through all endeavours will not suit the end, and that 
to the convenience of the Generality of men, then the said 
Jeremiah shall return all the Iron work and the stones to- 
gether with all other things which may be usefuU for A 
mill ; and the said Jeremiah shall enjoy all other grants 
for himself and his heirs forever ; and the afore said Jere- 
miah Doth further Bind himself, his heirs, and assigns, for 
ever that if he or they shall at any time, and that upon 
Conviction take more of any of the Inhabitants Corn that 
is Brought to him to Grind then the twelveth of Indian 
and the sixteenth of English Grain, he or they shall forfit 
the mill to the town again, and in case the sd Jeremiah Do 
through any Discontent, not withstanding the mill be 
found Competent, yet shall see cause to alienate the said 
mill from him self to some other, yet this obligation to 
stand firm And sure, truly and honestly to be observed by 
whomsoever it is that possess it. 

in Witness hereof we have set to our hands this 26^^ of 
February 1677. • 
Signed sealed and 
Delivered In the Presence 
of Jonas Wood 



Epenetus Platt 

Jonathan Scudeer 

Jeremiah Smith, 
Samuel Titus 
Isaac platt 
John Core 
Joseph Whitman 
Thos. Powell 
(Mle No. 23 and Court Eec, p. 304.) 



Constable 

and 
Overseers 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 229 

[MR. JONES CHOSEN MINISTER.] 

[1677, June 10.] 

The tenth of June 1677 
Being' a Training daye apoynted and Consented unto By 
ye whole Companie Mr. Jones, Being Caled unto this 
towne to preach the Gospell By the Mager pt. of the In- 
habitants : not withstanding himselfe Desired to see how 
the Inhabitants were asserted Boath to himselfe and that 
more, he Desired to have the Company Drawne up in order, 
which Don Mr Jones spake to the Company after this man- 
ner, that whereas the providence of god had Brought 
him Amongst us in order to the worke of the Minnesetrie 
for which hee Desired that hee might see their willingness 
I thinking that Mr Jones spake soe low that the whole 
Company could not heare what was saide, after silence was 
Commanded I spake after this manner follow. Solders 
seing it hath pleased ye Lord to send Mr Jones amongst 
us you may doe well to manifest your Desires for his Con- 
tinuance Amongst us and his afifisciating in the worke of 
the minnestre By your usuall signe of ye houlding up your 
hands to which ye whole Company heald up all thaire 
hands But only on man lor the Contrary partie was De- 
sired to hould up their hands to the contrary but that man 
held up his hand to the truth hereof I have subscribed my 
name this 10 day. 

Joseph Baylye. 
Further that Day Mr Jones Desired that hee might have 
a Roome Built for a studdy of about 15 or 16. foot square 
Because hee had not Roome to put his Books But only 
in that Roome hee made use of, which was not con\enicnt 
the company tould him that they were willing to Doe it 
But harvest was soo neare it would not bee don suddenly 
Mr Jones Reply ed hee desired not p'sent Because of their 
axertions, But Between this and the next spring to which 



230 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

all the Company but one man gave their Consent it should 
Bee don accordi 
have subscribed 



Bee don according to his Desire unto the truth of Booth I 



Joseph Baylye. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 63,) 



[SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN 
BRUSH.] 

[1677, June II.] 

This written Testifieth that whereas Tho : Brush of 
Huntington sonn of Tho : Brush deceased did receive a 
letter of administration from y*^ Powers of this goverm' of 
yorkeshire, to administer on y'^ deseaseds estate and to act 
& doe according as in y'' law exprest 

These may ccrtifie any whom it may Concerne y' I Re- 
becka brush daughter of y*^ said Tho : deseased, have re- 
ceived of my brother Thomas administrate"" one oure fath- 
ers estate my full propottion of y^ estate to Content it be- 
ing to y*^ value of fifty pounds &: thirteen shillins & fower 
pence in wittness whereof I have sett to my hand this 11''' 
of y* 6*'' mo. 1677. 

Witness, ''" "'""'^^ 

Jonas Wood Rebeckax brush 

Joseph Whitman 

These further wittnesseth y^ I John brush Sonn to y' above 
sd. Tho . deseased have received of my brother Tho : ad- 
ministrator one our fathers estate my full proporttion of y' 
estat to Content it being the value of fifty pounds thirteen 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 23! 

shillins & fower pence as wittness my hand this 11"' of y° 

6*" mo 1677.* 

Witt Jonas Wood John Brush 

Joseph Whittman. 

(Court Becords, p. 291.) 



[EXCHANGE OF LAND BY THOMAS SCUDDER 
AND JACOB WALKER.] 

[1667, Sept. 19.] 

To any whome it may Concerne these may Signifie, that 
wee Thomas Scudder and Jacob Walker have agreed and 
bargained, that Thomas Scudder shall have six accers of 
Land which formerly pertained to mark meggs lying one 
the east neck next to the said Scudders land for and In con- 
sideration whereof Thomas Scudder doth promise to pay 
the sd. Jacob walker for all y*' fence of or about the said land 
except 1 5 Rod which y'' sd. Scudder sett up and the s"*. 
Scudder is to allow unto y'' sd. Walker six acars of his 
devidend of land att Crabmeadow that this our mutuall 
agreement is wittnessed by our subscribeing this 19 of Sep* 
1677. 

[*At this period upon the death of a person it was the duty 
of the constable " to repair to the house and inquire after the 
manner of death and of his will. " If a will was found the 
constable was to read it in the presence of the widow, children 
and relatives, and make inquiry of the estate and report to a 
magistrate. Administration was granted to the children or 
widow; appraisers were appointed by the court, and if neces- 
sary to raise money to pay debts, the estate was sold at an 
"out-cry." Wills were to be recorded within thirty days by 
the Clerk of the Court of Sessions and the latter was to certify 
it at the Recorder's office in New York. 

The usual practice was for the father in his will to give his 
sons each a farm, and his daughters each a heifer, but there 
are some notable exceptions. — C. R. S ] 



232 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Testes. Thomas Scudder 

Nathaniell ffoster Jacob Walker. 

John pagge. 

This is a true Coppy of the orriginall extracted 
by Thomas Powell 

Recorder. 
{Court Records, p. 283.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO JOSEPH WOOD 
AND SUBSEQUENT CONVEYANCES.] 

[1677. Oct. 20.] 

Know all men by these present that I Benjamin Jones of 
huntington one long Island in the East Riding of new 
yorkshire husbandman have barganed sold and made over 
from me my heirs and assignes : unto Joseph wood of. hun- 
tington afore sd. his heirs & asignes all my Right title and 
intrest in and to seaven elevenths of a farm which I had of 
Joseph Whitman and Samuell kecham, except four lev- 
enths of twelve accars of land which was laid out to Sam- 
uell kecham as also all Rights and previledge that doe or 
ever may belong to the afore sd. part of farme all which I 
the said Benjamin doe by these presents sell alinate and 
make over from me my heirs and assignes to the said 
Joseph wood his heirs and assignes to have and to hold 
forever. 

and also it is agreed that what soever the Indeans must have 
for the soyle Right of that part of farme I the said Ben- 
jemin doe ingage to satisfie the one half in witnesse where 
of I have set to my hand and fixed my scale this 20''' of the 
10"' mo. 1677 Benjemin Jones. 

signed and sealed and delivered in the presents of us JOHN 
Brush, Tiiu. Whitson. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 233 

this presents witnesseth that I Joseph wood above said 
doe assigne and make over and have sold from me my 
heirs and assignes to Jonathon harnitt his heirs, executors 
administrators and assignes all my Right title and intrust 
in and to this bill of sale above said to have and to hold 
for ever as witnesse my hand this 16 of y" 1 1"'" i6^ 

Joseph Wood. 
signed and delivered in the presence of us John finch, 
Tho. Whitson. 

these presents witnesse that I Jonathon harnutt of hunting- 
ton do assigne and make over and have sold from me my 
heirs and assignes to John green his heirs executors and 
asings all my Right title and intrust in and to this bill 
of sail above said to have and to hold from me and all 
men for ever as witnesse my hand this 1 1 day of febury 

l6^. 

Thos. Martin Jonathan harnett 

Thomas Ireland. 

This is a true copie Compared with the Origi- 
nall bv mc John Corev, 

Re cor. 
{Court llecorcU, %>. 248 J 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1677, Dec. 27.] 

Dec. 27, 1677. 

At a town meeting it was agreed by the major part 
of the inhabitants of the town that, whereas Tho. Powell 
had a grant of six acres of land on Tredwell's Plain, he 
shall take up six acres of land between the Town and the 
east field in the lieu of that on Tredwel's Plain. 

It was agreed by the major part of the town that 



234 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Tho. Whison and Tho. Powell shall take in an addition to 
their land at Cow harbor so far as may not be prejudicial 
to highways. 

It was voted and granted by the major part of the 
town that Jeremiah Smith shall have about three acres of 
land on the north side of the mill, leaving a sufficient high- 
way to the farmers between the mill and the foremention- 
ed land. The forementioned land is bounded on the north 
with a run of water ; on the west with the cove joining to 
it which was formerly given him in his covenant concern- 
ing the mill ; on the south with the forementioned high- 
way ; and on the east with the woods in commonage. As 
Epenetus Piatt & Saml Titus saith that it was so 
granted. 

[Copied in the Revision in 1873 from the original in No. 
2, p. 30.] 

(Town Meetings, Vol 1, p, 65 and Court Becords, p. 198.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1678, January 3.] 

Jan. 3. 1678. 
It was agreed and granted by the major part of the town 
that Rob* Arthurs lot shall bear the denomination of one 
hundred pound lottment, and to take up division of land 
according to the denomination in what division shall be 
granted after his grant for his lottment. 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873, from the orig- 
inal in No. 2, p. 29;] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 65 b. and Court Bee, p. 197.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 235 

[DEED. JOHN GREEN TO JONATHAN 
HARNETT.] 

[1678, Feb. II.] 

These may certefie whome it may conserne that T John 
green of hunting upon long Island in york shire husband 
man have and doe by these presents assigne unto Jonathen 
harnut of hunting afore sd his heires and assiges this deed 
of sale to all intents & purposses from me my heirs and 
assignes for ever except my medow, as witnesse my hand 
this 1 1 day of febuery in y*" year of our Lord 1678 
signed in y*^ '"'^ "^^^"^ °^ 

presence of Thomas john x green 

IrLAND. THOMAS MARTIN. 

This is a true coppy of y° origenall by me John Corey 
Rec^ 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, ;>. 108.) 



[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1678, April I.] 

April I. 1678. 
At a town meeting it was voted and granted by the ma- 
jor part that Thomas Higbee should have that part of the 
swamp that lieth between Goodman Chichester's home lot 
and Jacob Walter's swamp ; and also the upland joining to 
it as shall be bounded by the la3-ers out ; if he clear it in 
one year's time after the da}^ above written and keep it 
clear according to law or else to forfeit to the town again. 

By me John Corey, Rec''. 
[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873, from the orig- 
inal in No. 2, p. 31. 

{ToiV7i Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 67, and Court Eec., p. 199, and Deeds 
Vol 1, p. 155.) 



21^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SHEEP MARKS.] 

[1678, May 28.] 

1678 Jonathan Scudders ear marke hee markes his 

May y'' 28 Creatures with is a hollow Crop one y'' near ear 
& a slit one each side y® off ear which makes a 
flowered edge. 

Joseph Woods marke hee gives his creatures 
is a half peny under the off eare cSt a nick under 
the neare eare. 

Thomas Whison his marke he gives his crea- 
turs is one halfe peny one y'' uper sid each eare. 

Edward Ketcham his marke hee gives his 
Creatures is a Crop one y*^ near ear ct a halfe 
peny under side y*^ same eare and a slit down y*^ 
off eare.* 
(Court Bee, p. 228.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1678, June 3.] 

June 3. 1678. i 

At a town meeting it was agreed by the major part of 

the town that Thomas Higbie should have a piece of land 

added to his piece of swamp which land lieth on the south 

side of the old mill path between Capt. Bayley's lot and 

[*These are specimens taken from hundreds of similar en- 
tries in the records. The book of ear-marks has drawings of 
the form of the ear after mutilation. Every farmer had a spec- 
ial ear-mark and recorded it in the town book as the law re- 
quired, and therefore ear-carving became one of the fine arts. 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 257 

Tho. Lawrence's, and his lot to bear the denomination of a 
hundred pound alotment and to have meadow (when pur- 
chased) equivalent as other hundreds shall have out of the 
meadow he paying for his proportion as other men : it is 
to be understood a hundred })ound lottment of all divisions 
that is to be laid out after this grant. 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 from the origi- 
nal, No. 2, p. 31.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 69, and Court Records, p. Idd.) 



[DEED. JOHN EVERETT TO THOMAS POWELL.] 

[1678, Oct. 28.] 

octob'' the 28**^ 1678 Sold by John Evcrit all his wright 
and intrest in and to a hundred pound alottment, I say I y" 
said John have barganed sold and made over from mee my 
heirs executors and assignes unto Thomas powell of Hun- 
tington his heires execato" cSl assignes all my Right title & 
Intrest to all y' ever did or ever shall belong to my hun- 
dred pound alotment except y* 4 accars I sold to Samuell 
Ketcham, To have and to hold for ever for which I have 
received satisfaction already in hand. 
Witt. John Eavarat 

Thomas Whitson 

John Mitchel. 
{Court Bee, p. 306.) 



[DEED. JOHN EVERETT TO SAMUEL 
KETCHAM.] 

[No date.] 
Sold by John Everit his home Lott being foar accars bar- 



238 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ganed Sold & made over from y"^ said John his heires and 
assignes to Samuell Ketcham his heirs & assignes all his 
Right & Intrust in and to y^ 4 accars of land being his horn 
lott haveing received full satisfaction already in hand. I 
say I have sold &. estranged from mee my heires & assignes 
to y® said Samuell his heirs & assignes To have and to 
Hold for ever. 

Recorded by order of John Everit By mee 

Thomas Powell, Rec' 
{Courti Bee, p. 306.) 



[REGULATIONS CONCERNING KILLING 
WOLVES* &c.] 

[1679, Jan. 3.] 

Some matters recomended from the 
Governer and Counsell to the late 
Courts of sessions of the North and 
west Ridings with their returns there 
upon and the Governers approbation 
thereof. 
Concerning payment for wolves, and the great anuall 
fc, abate""* thereby out of the County Rate. 

The same being taken into consideration, it was thought 
Reasonable that every towne should pay for the wolves 
killed within their one precinct, and that each towne is 
enjoy ned to keepe two wolfepitts att least in good repare 

[*The Duke's Laws provided that any Christian or Indian 
who should bring the head of a wolf or whelp to a constable 
should be paid twenty shillings. The rule was at first to pro- 
duce the ears, but as the Indians passed off dogs' ears for 
genuine wolf's ears, the law was changed to require the produc- 
tion of the whole head with the ears on, and on payment of 
the bounty the ears were cut off and destroyed. The Court of 
Assizes required every town to maintain wolf-pits. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 239 

at the townes charge unless any private person or persons 
will undertake to doe the same which if thay shall doe then 
the towne to be excused, but the wolves that shall be taken 
by such private person or persons are to be pa3'd for by 
the towne as the law directs, the which to be observed, 
under such penaltie for neglect as the Court of sessions 
shall thinke fitt to Impose. 

It being likew^ise recomended to the 
Courts to Ascertaine the prices of 
Corne provision &c. to be received 
for the Countev votes according- to a 
former Regulation. 



It is proposed as ffolloweth (viz) 




Porke at 


3*^: p.: lib- 


Beefe at 


. 2 : p : lib: 


Winter wheat 


at 4'''' p Bushell 


Summer wheat .... 


. at 3 S p. Bushell 


Indian Corne at 


at 2: 3 p. Bushell 


Rye 


at 2: 6: p. Bushell 


Oyle 


at I* 10"'' p Barrell 


New Yorke January 




3: 1679: The 


afore mentioned 



payment for wolves and 

ascertaneing of y'' Rates 

approved of by the Gen'"" 

Matthias NichoUs. sccr. 

A true Coppy p. Joseph L Lcpherrt. 

(File No. 21.) 



[DEED. JOHN MITCHELL TO ROBERT 
KELLUM.] 

[1679. Jan. 13.] 

hunting 

Jeneuary 13"' 1679 know all whom it may consarn that 



240 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

whare as John michell of nesaquak in the East Riding of 
new york sheer, hath sold his lot that lyeth in hunting-ton 
to Robart Kellam of Setoket of the East Riding of New 
york sheer, and the sd. Robart kellem doth not find the 
lot in such Condision as was mentioned in bargin, in lack- 
ing of apell trees and fencing, therefore the above sd. John 
Mitchell doth alow eight pound and four shillings out of 
the last payment that the above sd. Robart is to pay to 
John michell in their bargin of a hous that John Michell is 
to build for the sd. Robart kellem. 
As. Witnesse by me John Core, 

my hand. Record' 

John Michell 
{Court Bee, p. 290.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1679, April I.] 

April I. 1679. 
At a town meeting it was ordered as foUoweth : That 
this present smith Samuel Griffen and all others that shall 
or may desire land in this town shall be bound to build 
and fence their lots given them and diligently follow their 
particular trades for the benefit of the town in general and 
every particular [person] thereof for the term of seven 
years at the least and not to make any sale or alienation 
thereof during the said term of seven years ; and the smith 
shall be bound to place a man of the same trade in his 
stead in case he see cause to leave the town, or else to 
return it into the town's hands again they paying to him 
his full charges ; and all such as have land given them 
under any denomination of hundred or hundreds shall 
have land according to what the town shall lay out, but 
not according to what the town have already laid out. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 24I 

The day above written it was voted and granted that 
Sam' Griffen should have a lot in the town upon the fore- 
mentioned conditions. 

The forementioned Sam' Griffen doth make choice of a 
piece of land at the harbor ; but he hath changed with 
Steven Jarvis Jun' for that land lying on the south side of 
the lot that was formerly in the tenour or occupation of 
Noah Rogers and now Thos. Weeks, it being about 3 
acres. 

[Copied in the Revision in the 3'ear 1873, from the origi- 
nal in the Old Book, No. 2, p. 45 or 59.] 
{Tuwn Mee Ings, Vol. 1, p. 71.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1679, April I.J 

Timithy Conklings Land Rec'' 
Aprill y*" ist, 1679 Voated and granted by y^ major part 
of y*" Town unto Timothy Conkling : three or foure Acres 
of land and swamp towards liis divition it lying in y*^ west 
neck on y*" north side of y" cove swamp And to be layd out 
as y'' layers out shall see cause 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 143.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1679, April I.] 

April I. 1679. 
At a town meeting it was voted and granted that Joseph 
Wood, Cooper, shall have a lot on the North side of Joseph 
Baly's home lot. The above said lot is bounded on the 



242 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

east and north with the king's highway, and the rear 
toward the old mill pond ; and the above said lot to bear 
the denomination of hundred pound alotments. Granted 
by the maior part of the town. 

By me John Corey Recorder. 
[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 from the original 
in] 

{Toicn Meetings, Vol. 1, 11. 73.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1679, Apr. I.] 



At Town meeting. 
Aprill the first 1679 it was voated and agreed by the 
major part of the towne that the Constable and overseers 
should make choyse of 3 : 4 or 5 of the neighbors such as 
they shall think fit and the Constable and overseers to- 
gether with those that they shall chuse shall lay such rat of 
tax up on the hundreds as they shall think best for the good 
of the town. 

At a town meeting Aprill the first 1679 it was voated 
and granted that Jonathan miller should have one hundred 
pound comonage 

The day above written it was voated and granted by 
voate Jonathan harnit that he shall have fifty pound com- 
monage added to his lot. 

Same day above written it voated and granted that 
Josiah Jones should have a lot lying on the south side of 
hempsted path and one hundred pound commonage. 

these two below Entered in New Book A page 48. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 243 

April I"' 1679 Isaac Piatt, chosen Constable. 
Richard willams & Jonathan Rogers overseers \^,' 

John Core chosen Clerke or Recorder. 

now whereas it may seem strange that som of the town 
acts that were done in the year 1677 and 1678 and: are 
recorded by John Core : these may sattisfie those who it 
may Consern that John Core was Chossen overseer in the 
year 1677 and by the Constables order at town meeting 
when the town Recorder was absent did writ meny of the 
town acts and they remained in his hand and when the 
time of his being overseer was expired he was chosen Re- 
corder for this town of huntington. 

[Copied from Court Records 168 1-4 p. 31. or p. , in 
the Revision of the Records in 1873.] 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 75-6-7.) 



[REPORT OF ARBITRATORS BETWEEN 
JONATHAN ROGERS AND JONA- 
THAN SCUDDER. 

[1679, May 30.] 

know all men who it may consern that whereas A differ- 
ence did arise between Jonathan Rogers & Jonathan 
Scudder both of huntington in the east Riding of new york 
I say a difference did arise between them about a sertain 
parsell of land lying in the old west field and the above 
said Jonathon Rogers & Jonathan Scudder made choyce 
of Thomas Townsend of oysterbay & John Core ot hun- 
tington to put an end to their difference and impowcrcd 
their 2 arbetraters in case they could not agree to make 
choys of a third man who should have equall powr with 
them in puting A tinall end to their difference and the said 



2/p^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

'Jonathan Rogers, and Jonathen Scudder bound them selves 
In A bond of twenty pound in passable pay to stand to the 
Judgment of their 2 or 3 arbetraters ; and if either parties 
did desent from the verdit of their arbetraiters he should 
pay the 20 pounds to the other thus the above said Jona- 
then Rogers & Jonathan Scudder joyntly consented to each 
other. 

Thomas Townsend & John Core cannot agree about the 
difference depending between Jonathin Rogers & Jonathan 
scudder have joyntly consented and made choyce ot Joseph 
Whitman of huntington to be the umpier wee beneath sub- 
scribed haveing well wayed and examened the difference 
depending between Jonathen Rogers and Jonathan Scud- 
der doe determin that Jonathan Rogers shall peacably 
possesse and injoye the lott of land that he bought or ex- 
changed with william osborne lying within the old west 
field delivering unto the coustedy of and possession of 
Jonathan Scudder three akers of land of that which is next 
to thomas benedicks in the same feild and paying to Jona- 
than scudder or his order in good marchantable paye in 
the consideration of the exchange of the afore said lots of 
land and charges expended in the prosecution of the differ- 
ence between them ; two pound eight shillings, and each 
to satisfie their arbetrators for their trouble and lose of 
time, witnesse our hands in huntington this 30*'' day of may 
1679. 

by me John Core Re" 

Thomas townsend ) memorandem that the formentioned 

Joseph whitman > or fore sd. Jonathan Rogers and Jon- 

JOHN Core ) athan Scudder did consent to Rest 

satisffie \Aith the determenation of 

their above named Arbytrators by 

me 

John Core. Rec"^ 
[Ck>urt Records, pp. 285-6.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 245 

[GOV. ANDROSS'S ORDER TO SEIZE A 
VESSEL.] 

[1679, J^ine II.] 

By the Govern' 
Whereas I am credibly informed that one Richard Betts 
hath with a sloope severall times traded in your parts 
and carried away Goods & Passengers contrary to acts of 
Parliament as well as Law & custome of these parts, & is 
now in yo" Harbo"' 

These are in his Ma'""' name to require you to secure the 
said sloop & take order that shee bee safely brought to 
this place where said Richard Betts to answer the above 
or what shall bee alleaged against him in that behalfe, and 
that also you give notice to Joseph Whitman late Consta- 
ble of yo' Towne and Henry Disbroue that they likewise 
appeare here at the same time, upon the same account. 

Given under my hand &. scale, in New Yorke the 1 1**^ 
day of June 1679. 

Andross. 
To the Constable of 
Huntington or his deputy 

Examined by mee 
Mathias NicoUs, Sec'' 
{Court Records, p. 343.) 



[COURT RECORD. ELIPHELET JONES vs. 
JOHN FINCH.] 

[1679, July 28.] 

At A town Coort held In hunting by his magests author- 
ity July 28. 1679. where Isaack platt, constable, Abiell 
Titus : John Sammons Richart williams : Jonathan Rog- 



246 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ers, over seers, the same day above written Mr Eliphelet 
Jons plaintive against John finch senior deffendent In an 
action of debt upon a bill of 9 pounds ten shillings that 
John finch past to Mr Jons In the year 1667. the court finds 
for the plentive that the defent. shall pay to the plentive 
the Remaining part of the bill which is £2 10^ in good 
marchintable pay at price curant. 
and 2 pound dammage with cost of court, 
by me 

John Core Rec"" 
[Court Revui^l, p. 281 ) 

« 

[ISAAC NICHOLS TO JOHN FINCH. SALE OF 
BEACH AND " DRIFT WHALES. "] 

[No date.] 

No date orig : 
Know all men by these prsent That I Isack Nickalls of 
Stratford have and doe by these prsents make over unto 
John finch of huntington all y'" same Rite of beach and all 
drift whales y' comes ashore upon y' Marsapage beach y' 
I had of Mr. John Rigbell of mamaranock as witnesse my 
hand Isack Niccols 
Witnesse steven Jarvis, Eliasaph preston. 

by me John Corey, Rec"" 
{ Court Record, p. 395. j 



[EXCHANGE OF LAND BETWEEN STEPHEN 
JARVIS AND SAMUEL GRIFFIN.] 

[1679, Aug. 20.] 

The Records of y'^ Land of Stephen Jarvis, J™' taken out 
of y'' old Book Jun"' 10: 1682 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 247 

Know all men by these presents : or who it may concerne 
yt where as Stceven Jarvis Jiinr. had a lot formerly grant- 
ed to him b}- y" town and to bare y*" denomination of a 
hundred pound alotment and y'' sd hous Lott lying on y" 
south side of y'' lott y' was formerly in possession of Noah 
Rogers. This writing testefieth to all who it may C(3n- 
cerne y* Samuel Grififin : And Steeven Jarvuis ^^"'' both of 
huntington have agreed and consented to ech other to ex- 
chang their house lots : Samuell Griffin to have y" lot y' 
was Steeven Jarvisses y* lyeth on y" south side of y® lot y* 
was formerly in y"" possession of Noah Rogers : and Stee- 
ven Jarvis to have y® lot y* was Samuell Griffens yMyethat 
y^ harbour by y*" grat hollow or graving place : and is lay- 
ed out by Joseph Bayly and Thomas powell : men chosen 
by y^ town for such purpos who have bounded it as y" 
place would aforde from y*" hie way to low watter marke, 
August 20 : 1679. 

by me John Corey, Record. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 109.) 



[DEED. JOHN GREEN TO ISAAC PLATT.] 

[1679, Sept. 2.] 
Know all men by these presents that John green of Crab 
medow within the bounds of huntington upon long Hand 
in the east Riding of yorksheere husbandman, have bar- 
ganed sold and made over from me my heirs executers, 
adminesters and assings, all my right titell and intrust : un- 
to A sertine parsell of medow land lying and being on the 
south side of this eiland : on A necke of medow commonly 
caled by the name of the greate neck : within the bounds 
of huntington : bounded as heere specified, one the east 
side with the medow of Tho": powell: Common meddow 
and on part with the medow of Isack platt, the west Mr 
Wood in part and Jonathan Rogers from the Hand down 



248 , HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to the sound, it being the half proportion of A three hun- 
dred pound alotment in its first Devision : William Rogers 
deseased : thence estranged unto Andrew messinger and 
to Samuell messenger from thence to John green : all 
which hath three hundred pound preportion of medow 
land I have made over unto Isaac platt of huntington 
his heirs executors administrators and asigns : for A reas- 
onable consideration in hand paide before the sealling and 
delivery heere of for which consideration I have and by 
these presents doe alenate and estrange all my Right title 
and Intrest of medow land and every part and parcell : 
from me my heirs executors administrators and assigns : 
unto I-sack platt his heirs executors administrators and 
assigns ; too have and too hold for ever, and further I the 
said John green doth Ingadge my self my heirs executors ad- 
ministrators and assigns to save harmlesse and undamnefied 
isack plat his heirs executors administrators and assigns 
from any person or person that shall or may by any way 
or means whatsoever lay any clame or title to the said 
medow land or any part or parcell thereof as witness my 
hand and seal this 2' day of September, in the one and thir- 
ty yeare of his magesties Rainge and in the year of our 
lord one thousand six hundred seventy and nine 
signed & sealed and the X "''''■'' °^ 

delivered In presence of us JoHN Green 

Jonas Wood 
Jonathan Harnet. 

{Deeda, Vol. 1, p. 64.) 



[DEED. JOHN ROGERS TO JOHN MATHEWS Jr.] 

[1679, Sept. 24.] 

This Writing Certifieth that I John Rogers of hemsteed 
uppon Long eiland in the north Riding of Yorkesheare 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 249 

Brickmaker have ffreely and voUentaryly given and made 
over ffrom mee my heircs executors administrators and as- 
signes all my Rite title and intrest unto a lotment formerly 
in the tenor or occupation of John Broton given to him by 
the towne and By order Recorded and Bought of him By 
mee which Lot with all its privilidges I Doe by these pres- 
ents make over unto John Mathews Jur. son of John Math- 
ews of huntington in the cast Riding of yorkcsheare vick- 
tular and to his assignes to have and to hould for ever in 
witness whereof I have heare unto set my hand this 24"' of 
September in the 31'* yeare of his ma*'" Raine and in the 
yeare of our Lord 1679. 

Witnes *'" ™=^^'*^ °' 

Joseph Bayly. John x Rogers. 

{File No. 72.) 



[DEED. DANIEL PHILLIPS TO JOSEPH WOOD.] 

[1679, October 6.] 

Know all men by these presents that I daniell phillips of 
newtown upon long Hand in the west Riding of york sheer 
have for and in consideration of the sum of thirteen pound 
sterling paid unto me the said daniell phillips before the 
in sealmg of these p'sents well and truly contented satisfied 
and paid by Joseph wood coper of Huntington in the este 
Riding of york sheer on long Hand : where of and where 
with I the said daniell phillips doe acknowledg my self 
fully satisfied contented and payed and the said Joseph 
wood his heyers executors administrators and evry of them 
doe fully clearly and absolutly acquit and discharge for 
ever by these presents : know y*= therefore that I daniell 
phillips have fully clearly and absolutely barganed and 
sold and do by these p''sents fully clearly and absolutely 
bargain sell unto the above named Joseph wood his heirs 



250 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

executors and assinges A frame of a hous newly sett up in 
the said town of Huntington on a pece of land which joyns 
to the north side of Captaine balys lott it is bounded on the 
north est side with the street ; which goes down to the 
harbor to have and injoy the sa3'd frame to the only use 
and proper behalfe of the sayd Joseph wood : his heirs and 
assinges for ever : and further the sd. daniell doth covenant 
and grant for his heires executors and adminstrators to & 
with the sd. Joseph his haires & assings by these presents 
that he the said daniell is the true and proper owner of and 
singler the p'"misses afore bargained and sold and that he 
hath full power and lawful! authority in his own right to 
bargaine sell, give, grant, convey and assure the same, and 
every part and parsell thereof to the said Joseph and I the 
sd daniell phillips doe warrant my self good in law free 
from any former bargaines and sales or any just claime o 
any p'son. or p'sons what-so-ever to the confarmation of the 
prmises I the sd. daniell phillips have here unto sett my 
hand and scale this sixth day of October in the yeare of our 
lord god 1679. 
Witness DANIELL PHILLIPS. 

Janes Smith This is a true copie compared 

Benjamen Cornish with the originall per mee 

John Corey 

Rec^ 
{Court Rec, p. 326.) 



[DEED. JOHN JONES TO EDWARD BUNCE.] 

[1679, Oct. 27.] 

know all men by these present that I John Jons of hun- 
tington in the east Riding of New York sheer husband 
man : I say I have sold all my Right of a two hundred 
pound alotment at Crabmedow farme To Edward bunce of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 25 I 

the same town for a Reasonable Consideration In hand 
ah-cdy Received I the above said John Jons have bargoned 
sold and estranged from me my heirs executors admines- 
trators and asings unto Edward bunce of huntington above 
sd. husband man and to his heirs executors administers or 
asings to have and to hold for ever all my Right unto the 
above mentioned tow hundred pound allotment as wit- 
nesse my hand this 27 of October 1679 

John Jons. 
(Court Bee, p. 287.) 



[DEED. ABIAL TITUS TO EDWARD BUNCE.] 

[1679, Oct. 27.] 

know all men by these presents that I abiell titus of hun- 
tington in the east Ridding in york sheer husband man 
have bargoned sold and made over all my Right and title 
unto a one hundred pound alotment at Crabmedow farmes 
unto Edward bunce of the above sd. town husband man 
for A reasonable consideration agreed on : I say I the 
above sd. Abiell titus have bargoned sold and estranged 
from me my heirs executors administrators and asings 
unto Edward bunce his heirs executors administrators and 
asings all my right and title that doth or hcer after may 
belong vmto the above sd. one hundred pound alotment at 
Crabmedow farme in witnesse where of I the above sd. 
abiell titus have here unto sett my hand this 2y of October 
1679. 

Abiell titus. 
John Core, Recorder. 
[Court Eec, p. 2S7.) 



252 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LEASE. JOHN SCUDDER TO GEORGE 
BALDING.] 

[1679, Nov. 15.] 

Know all men whome it may consern that I John Scudder 
liveing in huntington in y" East Riding of new york sheire 
have set and let for y*^ terme of four years from y*^ date 
hereof unto gorge Bolding of y" same town both upland & 
medow with y*" housing & all priveledges there unto 
belonging as also y® sd. John doe let y*" sd. gorge Bolding 
2 oxen : 2 heiffers y*^ come, 2 yere old apeece & four boxes 
& 4 hoops for wheeles, one sheare one colter one chain: 2 
pair, of yoke irons and clevis & a spade & one wedge and 
for y*^ use of and hire of y*^ above mentioned Estate ; I y^ 
above sd. gorge Bolding doe Ingadge to pay or caus to be 
payed to John Scudder or his heires or assignes y'' full and 
just sum of five pounds In good and currant merchantable 
pay yearly during y^ terme of four years above specefied 
which severall payment is in y*^ whole will amount to 
twenty pounds. 

also I y'^ above sd. gorge Bolding doe Ingadge ; to leave a 
suficent five Raile fence about y*^ sd. land now taken in at 
y'^ end of y"^ fower years and to clear & brake lower acres 
of land with in y'' fore sd. fence before y'' fower yeares be 
expired and doe Ingadge to leave three loads of good hay, 
And to deliver y'' fore sd. John Scudder or his assignes y® 
fore sd. Cattell and tackling & tooles in as good condition 
as I now Receive them. The oxen then to come Eleven 
years old. and y'' heifers 6 yeares of adge. Where unto 
we enterchangably set to our hands this 15"' of Novem- 
ber 1679. 

John Scudder. 

the mark of 

GEORGE X Balding 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



253 



Witnesse 
Thomas Skidmor 
Samuell Griffen 

This is a true copie compared with y° originall by me 

John Corey. Rec'"' 
(Court Bee, p. 374.; 



[THOMAS SCIDMORE IN DFEAULT.] 



[1679, Dec. 8.] 

december the 8. 1679. 
Thomas Skidmore 

we are to acquaint you of tow orders we have as you cannot 
be ignorant of from the Governor the first is, that charges 
you accasioned us to expend at yorke at James Mathews 
w'^'' is ^i as allso for our tow mans time and other expenc- 
es £2. 1 8s. that at yorke you know was to have been paid 
long before this time in p'visions w''' we expect you to 
bring us a discharge for in fourthteene dayes and that y*- 
is to be paid heare by the same time, if you faile you may 
be asured we will not faile to fetch all the mony due by 
stress Av^^ will increace the sum. 

the 2"*^ is that order from the Governer in which order 
you are injoyned to doe that with the Indians w*^'' you yet 
have not done nether for the matter of it nor for the man- 
ner of doing therefor we signifie to you yt if you doe not 
com within foretene dayes and give us a satisfing account 
of your fullfilling in all poynts that order you may be as- 
sured we shall render an accountt to the governer who it 
is that is still in that matter. 

this A true Copic by 
me John Core. Rec"" 
(Court Record, p. 345.) 



254 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE TURK'S RATE.] 

[1679, Dec. 8.] 

Turk Rat 

Samuell Wood 12 adde 18 maks 30 

Richard Willans 8 adde 12 maks 20 

Walter noks 8 adds 12 maks 20 

John golden 8 adds 12 maks 20 

Steven Jarvis 8 adds 12 maks 20 

Captt Joseph bayly 20 adds 30 maks 50 

John brush 14 maks 10 



and Thos. brush falling short 4 pound of pork in the for- 
mer payment it is now 10 
The sum of y'' porke is a. 170"' 

Whare as formerly a Rate was made for the payment as 
of a debt deu at york for the discharge of which debt the 
towns men added by Rate made upon the hundreds : that 
every hundred was to pay 4 pound of pork, the which pay 
was made by most of the town yet not withstanding some 
have been neglegent have not payd to this : therefore this 
day it was ordered by the Constables and overseers that 
those men that have not payd and find them the cause of 
A. greate deale of damage that is com upon us by their 
default, they order these men shall pay all the Remainder 
of what is still deue : to gether with all insedantall charges 
that may arise either by gathering or transporting. — 
this above written sums is to be payd in pork or to be con- 
verted into whale bone or butter, 
desem. 8"' 1679 Isaac Platt 

Richard Williams 

AbIEL TITUS 

John Sammis 
Jonathan Rogers 



. HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 255 

Thomas Brush & John Brush hath payd 2* to Sam Titus, 
since this order and think so cleered : as S. T. told me 

John Corey 
for which 2^ y'^ sd. Titus 
owneth himself debter 
{File No. 16.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1679, Dec. 9,] 

desember th. 9. 1679. 
it was agred and voated by the constable and overseers 
that those men that did not pay their full som to the turks 
Rate when they ware Required shall now^ pay the Re- 
mainder with all the nesessary charges that shall arise 
there upon through their neglect. 
{Court Rec, p. 24:1.) 



[STEPHEN JARVIS'S LANDS.] 

[1679, Dec. 22.] 

The Records of the lands & medow^s of Steven Jarvis his 
hous lott situatt and being In huntington : the hous lot of 
Thos : fleet on the north side and the hous lot of Rob' 
Cranfeild on the south side and frunting to the street west 
ward and the Reare to the woods in Comon East ward : 
as also the medow belonging to the said lot : lying 1**^ being 
on the south side of the Hand on A neck comonly called 
Josias neck namely 8 acars more or less the medow of Jon- 
athon harnit on the east side : the medow of James Chit- 
chester on the west sid : the Reare to the sea cS: the front 
to the woods : as also a part of it lying in a parsell of Com- 



256 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. . 

mon : medow on the same neck his planting land four acars 
and a halfe on the east neck the land of James Chitchester 
on the westeren side the land of Robert Cranfeild on the 
easteren sid of it : and bounded with the beach on the 
northern end and the south with the woods in comon as 
also seaven acars and a halie of land on the same neck 
towards the poynt the land of thomas powell on the west 
sid : the land of Robert Cranfeild on the east sid the Rear 
to the cleft Northward the front towards the hie way : and 
another parcell of land lying on the east neck containing 
three acars the land of John finch lying by it given in by 
Steven Jarvis Jun"" by order from his father in my heareing. 

By me John Core Recorder. 
Desember 22 : 1679. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 42.) 



[DEED. JACOB WALKER TO JOHN BETTS.] 

[1680, Jan. 26.] 

know all men by these presents that I Jacob walker of 
strattford in the colony Of Connecticutt in new ingland for 
& in consideration of the summe of one hundred pounds in 
curant pay of this collony to me alredy in hand payed by 
John betts of weathers feild in the Collony afore named 
and for divers other good causes and considerations : me 
moving and exciting here unto have sold allinated asigned, 
set over given granted and confirmed and doe by these 
presents fully frely wholely cleerly and absolutly sell alli- 
nate and assign set over give grant and confirm unto him 
the sd. John Betts all and every part and parsell of that 
housing and lands which was assigned and made over unto 
me the sd. Jacob walker by mark meggs and Avis his wife 
or either of them sittuate and beeing in the township of 
huntington on long Island as it stands Recorded to the said 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 25/ 

mark meggs or unto me the sd. Jacob walker ; or did or 
doth appertaine unto him the sd. marke meggs or unto me 
the sd. Jacob walker together with all the prohts commod- 
ityes benifits previledges apurtenances and adwantages 
what soever thence arising or to the same or eny part or 
parcell thereof? ; in any wise belonging or appertaining 
for him the sd. John betts heirs executors administrators 
or assignes to have and to hold use occupie possesse and 
In joy from the day of the date of these presents for ever: 
with out any evaition, ejecion trouble incumbrance or 
mollestation whatsoever from or by mee the sd. Jacob wal- 
ker or from or by any person or persons what soever 
claiming or that shall or may claime the same or a.ny part 
there of from for or by or under me : by vertue or collour 
of any Right or title any way derived from me warranting 
and assuring by these presents that I the sd. Jacob walker 
at and before the ensealling and delivery of these presents 
have good Right and lawfuU title in and unto the same, to 
sell and confirme the same as in and by these presents 1 
have done and that it is wholely free and cleir accquitted 
and discharged of and from all other and former sales^ 
grants, gifts, morgages and alinations what so ever, hereby 
granting full power and authority imto him the sd. John 
betts his heirs executors administrators or assignes to 
record or cans to be Recorded the fore mentioned estate 
unto him and them for ever in the i)ublique Records of the 
fore named town of huntirigton or eny other publique 
Records in the Teritores of new york whare it may or 
ought to be Recorded and I doe hereby oblydge my self 
to make and give unto the sd. John betts any further 
writtmg or assurance for confirming the same to him and 
his heires executors administrators or assignes for ever 
which he the sd. John Betts or his counsell learned in the 
law shall Resonably desire provided I be not put to travell 
above ten miles from my dwelling place to accompish the 
same, for the full conformation and perfict establishment of 



258 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

all which I have to these presents : put my hand and scale 

this 26 of Jeneuaiy 1680. . Jacob Walker. 

signed sealed and 

delivered in the presents 

ol us. Joseph Walker 
Edward higuee 

Jacob walker personally apered before 
me the 24 of november 1681. and ack- 
nowledged the above written instru- 
ment to be his act and deed. 

John Core}^ Clark. 

Mr Jacob walker personally appered before mee the 26 
of Jeneuary 1680 and acknowledged the above written 
instrument to be his act and deed. 

William Curtis 

Comisioner 
this is a true Copie extracted out of the originall by mee 

John Corey Clark. 
{Court Bee, p. 301 ) 



[RECEIPT FOR MILL-RATE.] 

[1680, March 20.] 

Recaived of the Constable of huntington five pounds In 
full satisfaction for the mill Rate due to me from the town 
for the yeare 1676 I say Received p' mee. 
March 20"' 16^-^. Jacob Walker. 

( Cuurt Bee, p. 2SS.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1680, April 2.] 

April 2. 1680. 
At a town meeting legally warned by the Constable the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 259 

day above written, it was voted and granted by the major 
part of the town that Rob' Kellum shall have 4 acres of 
land, lying on the south side of Isaac Piatt's lot which 
lyeth on the south side of Sam' Wood's lot ; and the north 
side of Robert Kellums bounds shall begin eight rods from 
Isaac Piatt's lot, whereof two rods is reserved for Isaac 
Piatt as belonging to his lot, the other six rods is to be a 
highway between the above said Isaac and Robert and the 
above mentioned four acres of land is toward his propor- 
tion of land. And also a highway to be ten rods wide 
between Jonathan Millers his lot and Bird's lot and the 
above said Robt. Kellum's four acre lot above named. 

2'y The same day voted and granted by the major part 
of the town that John Mathews shall have his division of 
land on the north side of Setauket Path near John Finche's 
wolf-pit on the east side of a pond of water. 

3'y The same day it was voted and granted by the major 
part of the town that David Scudder shall have about 
eleven acres of land lying on that north side of Horse 
Neck path and frunting against the new field. 

4'^'* It was voted and granted by the major part of the 
town the same day that Jonathan Scudder shall have the 
boggy meadow that lyeth northward from the west field 
by the harbor, and four acres of land joining to the said 
boggy meadow. 

5'^'- The same day it was voted and granted that Epene- 
tus Piatt shall take in some land at the south end of his lot 
at Cowharbor, so much as shall be found convenient and 
not prejudicial to the highway. 

6'^ The same day it was voted and granted by the major 
part of the town that John Samons take in about 2 acres of 
land and a watering place for his cattle, which land and 
water lyeth at the north end of his field which is on the hill 
above his house as the layers out shall see cause. 

By me John Carey, Red' 



26o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

April 2 1680. 
The same day it was voted and granted by the major 
part of the town that Mr Eliphalet Jones shall have a piece 
of land at the head of the meeting house brook ; about an 
acre more or less, provided it be not prejudicial to the 
highway nor watering places, only to take in a little water 
for his cattle is granted. 

[Copied in the Revision in the year 1873 ; see original 
recorded in Old Book, No. 2. p. 41 or 55 back.] 

{Town Meetings, pp. 79 and 81, and Court Bee, p. 244.) 



[TITUS FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1680, April 2'j.'\ 

The Record of y^ Children of Samuel titus of hunting. 

Hanah titus daughter of Samuell titus was borne y'' 14^'^ of 
Aprill in y'^ yeer 1669. 

Rebecka titus daughter of Samuell titus was borne y® 28*^ 
of ocktobar 1675. 

Patience titus daughter of Samuell titus was borne y® 27'" 
of Aprill in y*^ yeer 1677. 

Exsperience titus daughter of Samuell titus was borne y® 
27*^ of Aprill in y*" yeer 1680. 
{Surveijs,p. 162.) 



[DEED. MOSES SCUDDER TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1680, May 24.] 
This Indenture made the twenty fourth of may in the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 261 

yere of our lord 1680 between Moses Scudder of the town 
of huntinton in the East Riding of york shceir on long 
Hand on the one party and JonathOn Rogers on the other 
part witneseth that the said Moses Scudder, for and In 
consideration of full satisfacion Recaived in hand : hath 
granted, aliend barganed sold, Confirmed and by these 
presents doth fully, clerly and absolutly grant alien bar 
gain, sell and confirm unto the said Jonathon Rogers, three 
Acers of land lying in the west neck : and joyning to the 
land of Jonathon Rogers on the East and to the woods in 
Common on the nort and south : and to the land of Abiell 
titus on the west, and now in the tenur or occupation of 
moses Scudder above said, and the above said nioses scud- 
der dou grant alien bargain cSr sell from him selfe his heirs 
executors administrators or asines unto Jonathan Rogers 
his hairs, executors, adminastiators or asines, the above sd. 
three Akers of land to have and to hold in quiat possesion, 
for ever, and the above said Moses Scudder dou grant by 
these presents that at the time of the sale of the above sd. 
3 akers of land I am the sole and law full owner there of 
and am lawfully seased of and in the same. And doe free: 
and Cler and Clerely aquit and discharge of and from all 
and all maner of former grants, giftes bargains sale Lqaces, 
morgages or titles : In witnesse where of I the above said 
moses Scudder have set my hand, 
In presents of MosES ScUDDER. 

John Core. 

John Jones, 

{Court Bee, p. 184J 



[DELINQUENT TAXES.] 

[1680, June 3d.] 

An Note of what Lotts that have lyen wast and are Be- 
hind in A Reares ffor Rates as foUoweth. 



262 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Imp' the Lott formerly in the termor of trestoram 
Hogges. 
' H for charge in the Manedgment of 

the towne Rits 00 16 06 

1665 -{ H towards Bilding y® Meeting house 00 03 00 
H towards nails for y*^ Meeting house 00 00 08 
H for town charge.* 00 01 00 

1666 H for towne Charges for patten and ) 

Recording of the towne Deeds ) "^ 

I 05 2 
this writting witneseth 

that John finch : sen' hath paid the full som of money 
which he did owe to the town for the lott that he bought 
of the town : which lot was formerly in the teniur or oco- 
pation of trustram hoges and sould to the above sd. finch 
at a vandue : by the town : he hath payd the mony by the 
Constables orders to Isaac platt which som was foure 
pound & one shiling, and Isaac platt Recaives it as mony 
dew to him from the town for Rattes or on the Account of 
town Rats. 

June 3-1680 by mee John Core, Rec"" 

{Court Bee, p. 197 .) 

[*There are several items in the town records which point to 
1665 as the year in which a meeting-house was built, and prob- 
ably it was the first one erected, but no full account of its 
erection is found. It seems that it was located on what, at that 
and a later period, was called " Meeting House Brook ", now 
Prime Avenue, in the village of Huntington. The house 
built for " entertaining the ministry " in Mr Leverich's time, 
and the " studdy " built for Rev. Mr. Jones were undoubtedly 
in the same locality, and Mr. Jones was also given a house lot 
about the head of the brook referred to, containing one acre. 
The road leading from the south down to Meeting House Brook 
was in early time called in the records " Sabbath Day Path." 
This meeting house, built about 1665, was erected in obedience 
to the " Duke's Laws", first put in force in 1664, which made it 
compulsory on all the towns to erect houses for public worship. 
This meeting house remained in use until about 17 11, when, 
after a long and bitter controversy, the old church was demol- 
ished and a new one built on the site of the present meeting 
house of the First Presbyterian Church. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 263-. 

[DEED. THOMAS BRUSH TO GEORGE 
BALDWIN.] 

[1680, June 26.] 

This Indenture made the twenty sixt of June and in the 
two and thirtieth year of the Range of our Sover,d. lord 
Charles the second by the grace of god King of Ingland, 
Scotland france and lerland defender of the faith : and in 
the year of our lord Christ 1680 between thomas brush of 
the town of Huntington in the East Riding of new york- 
sheere on long Island husbandman, on the one part ; and 
George beldin of the same town and Riding above sd. on 
the other part : Witnesseth that the said thomas Brush for 
and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds to him at 
and before the Ensealing and delivering of these presents, 
well and truly in hand payed by the sd. george beldin: 
whereof and were with he the sd. Thomas Brush doth 
acknowledge himself fully satisfied contented and payed : 
hath granted eliened Barganed sold and Confirmed and by 
these presents: doth fully Cleerly and absolutly grant 
alien bargan sell and Confirme unto the above said george 
Beldin all that messuage of tenement or plantation situate 
or being in huntington on Crabmedow neck, now in the 
tenure or occupation of the sd. thomas Brush, or his as- 
signes : of six acers of land be it more or lesse bounded as 
followeth to the land of Edward Bunc on the north and to 
the land of Jonethen Scudder on the west, and to the 
woods in Common on the south and to the Kings hie way 
on the East as also A certain parsell of medow Containing 
six acars be it more or lesse lying in two peices one lying 
next to the beach and joyning to the medow of Thomas 
Martin on the East the other lying above the Bridge, to 
gather with half the hous and all the fences : with all 
woods underwoods commons Commons of pasturs even 
the whole Right and previledg that doth or ever hereafter 



:264 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

shall be long to the Right of a five hundred pound Alot- 
ment Comonly called Crabmedow farm To have And to 
hold all the above granted premises to the same belonging 
and Apcrtaining unto the said george beldin his heirs ex- 
ecutors administrators and asignes for ever I the above said 
Thomas Brush have barganed sold and astranged from 
my self and from my heirs executors or assignes : all the 
fore mentioned premises, unto gorg beldin his heirs ex- 
ecutors administrators and asinges and may by vertue of 
these above written premises from time to time and at all 
times for ever here after lawfuU ly pcascebly and quiatly 
Injoy for ever in witnesse where of I have set my hand 

and seal Thomas Brush 

in presence of 
John Core, 

The above mentioned five hundred pound 
alotment is to be understood that as 
eleven hundreds made one whole farme 
so five hundreds is neer halfe A farme 
and as A whole farme goeth under the 
denomination of A three hundred pounds 
lot so this lacketh half a hundred to make 
it bare the denomination of a hundred 
and half pound lot. This is a true Coppie 
extracted out of the originall by me. 

John Core, Rec' 
desember th. 9. 1680. 
And further I the above sd. gorg Boldin : doe Ingadge 
and bind myself my heirs executors administers or assingns 
from barganing selling or any way allinating any part or 
parsell of the land bought of Tho^ Brush but doe bind it 
over every part and parsell thereof mentioned in my bill 
of sale, from me my heirs executors administrators or as- 
singens unto Tho'* Brush above sd. his heirs executors ad- 
ministrators or assings for the security of the payment 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 265 

of the fore mentioned fifty pounds which if it be not payed 
according to the true intent this to stand in full force, 
this is A true copie compared with the originall by mee. 

John Core 

Recorder. 

Aprill y*^ second 1683. George Beldin afore mentioned 
came before me and declared to me that he had Resighned 
up y*" originall of this above said record and that he 
claimed no more Right to it neither nor for any of his 
after him, p me John Corey, Clerk. 
{Court Record, 2Jp. 216-7.) 

Six acres of Land layd out to Gorge Holding as part of 
his farme y* he bought of Thomas Brush and lyeth in y® 
hollow at y"" head of y*" Boggey medow : And joyneth toy® 
sd boggey medow which belongeth toy'' sd. Gorge Bolding 
& Jonathan Scudder, 

John Corey Clerk. 

further more all y*" above said as well as all y'" afore said is 
made a null y*^ day above mentioned by y' afore said 
Gorge Bolding from him his heirs executors or asinges. 

p. me John Corey Clerk. 
{Court Rec.p. 247.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO JOHN SAMMIS.] 

[1680, June 28.J 

Know all men who it may it may consarne that I Ben- 
jemine Jones of Huntington in the east Ridding of new 
yorksheer on long eiland husband man : have for a valuable 
Consideration all Redy Received in hand being there with 
fully sattisfied contented and payed have barganed sold 
and made over all my Right titeJl and Intrust to all that 



266 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

part of a farme that formerly I had of John Samons ■ 

I say : I the fore sd. Benjemen Jones have bargoned sold 
an estranged all the fore mentioned farme both upland 
& medow being at Crabmedovv neck : from me my heires 
executors administrators and assignes unto John Samons 
of the above sd town & Riding his heires executors admin- 
istrators & assignes quiatly and peacably to Injoy for ever. 
As witnesse my hand this 28 of June 1680. 

Benjamen Jones 
Witness 
John Core, 
Recorder. 
[Court Bee, p. 325.) 



I 



[DEED. CATHERINE JONES TO JONATHAN 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680, Aug. 22.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Katherine Jones 
of huntington on long Island in new yorkshire in new Eng- 
land formerly wife to henry Scudder deceased doe by these 
ppresents assigne and make over unto my sons Jonathan 
Scudder all my Right title and intrest in and to that accom- 
mandaction which was formerly my husbands henry Scud- 
der it being for and in consideration of an accomnandation 
formerly given to the said Jonathan by his Grandfather 
which my son david Scudder hath in his possession there- 
fore I doe by these presents asigne and make over from 
mce my heirs & assignes to the said Jonathan his heirs and 
assignes all and singuler my right title and intrest in the 
above sd. accomandtions that is to say all housing except 
my life time in the old hous which my husband Hen. Scud- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 26/ 

der built as alsoe a home lot out lands medow orchyard 
an.l all Rights and previledges that at present doth or ever 
shall belong to the said accomandations to have and to 
ho'.d for ever I say I doe as fully and amply assigne and 
make it over to the said Jonathan as can be don by any 
deed or convaience so that he and his heirs shall peacebly 
enjoy it without any molestation from me my heirs or as- 
singes for ever: as witnesse my hand & seale this 22*'' 8""* 
1680 

the mark of 

Test Katherine x Jones 

Thomas powell 
John Core. 

this is A true Copie of the origenell by mee John Core 

Reco""'' 
Katherine Jones made whole and sole executrixe by her 
former husband Henry Scudder upon record on the old 
Book. 

Another Record over leaf. 

John Corey Rec'" 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 33.) 



[INGERSOLL FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1680, Sept. 13.] 

John Ingersole The son of John Ingersole of Huntington 
on Longisland was borne y"^ eleventh of may 1674. 

Jane Ingersole y*^ daughter of Jn'' Ingersole was borne 
y* 9"' of June 1676. 

Simon Ingersole y'^ son of John Ingersole was born y'" 31 
of Augoust 1678. 

daniel Ingersole y*^ son of John Ingersole was born y® 
13*'' of September 1680: 

by me John Corey, Clerke. 
{Court Bee, p. 191.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1680, Sept. 20.] 

September the 20 at a town meeting it was granted that 
John Davis brick maker of setaket, in the East Ridding 
of new York sheer should have the lot that was formerly 
given to garrett geould, on Condition he the afore sd. John 
Davis doe supply the town with good bricks as long as he 
liveth. 

By me John Corey Recorder. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 58.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1680, Sept. 27.] 

September 27, 1680. 
The town gave Mr Eliphalet Jones 2oacresof land where 
he should think best. 

[Copied from the original in the Court Records p , 

in the Revision in the year 1873.] 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 83.) 



[RECORD OF ELIPHELET JONES'S LAND.] 

[1680, Sept. 27.] 

Sept. 27 : 1680. 
where as y^ town hath formerly given unto Mr Eliphelet 
Jones twenty acres of upland whare he shall think best and 
he hath made choyce of apiece of Land joyningthe hether 
end of y® new feild in y'' west neck on y*" north sid of hors 
neck path ; where he hath taken his twenty acres except 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 269 

three acres joyninj^;' to part of his hous lot being layd out 
eighteen Rods broad and thirty Rods in length. 
March 12. i68| John Corey Clerk. 

{Court Eec, p. 282 and Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 58.) 



[DEED. JOHN MATHEWS TO JOHN KETCHAM.] 

[1680, Oct. 15.] 

Know all men whom it may Consern that I John Mathis 
of the town of huntington in the East Riding of york shire 
on long Island, victuler. have for a Reasonable Considera- 
tion allredy Receved in hand where of and where with I 
the afore sd John Martis doe acknowledg my self fully 
satisfied and payed have barganed sold and made over all 
my Right title and intrust in and to a parcell of medow 
lying on the south side of the Island on a neck commly 
called Siases neck and bounded as tolloweth to the medow 
of Mr Jonas wood on the north to the medow of Thos 
Scudder on the south with a creek on the East and with 
the woods in Comonege on the west which afore said 
medow Containing fower acars be it more or be it lesse I 
the afore sd. John mathis have barganed sold and made 
over all my Right, title and intrust in and to the above 
mentioned fower acers of medow unto John kecham Car- 
penter of the above sd. town & riding. I say I have 
barganed sold and estranged from my self my heirs execu. 
tors administrators and assignes unto John kecham above 
sd. his heirs executors administrators or assignes to have 
and to hold and peacably to injoy from the date here of for 
ever and far ther I the afore sd John Mathis doe own my 
self at the ensealing and delivery here of to be the sole and 
lawluU owner of the fore mentioned four acars of medow 
and doe ingage my selfe my heirs executors and assignes 
to free the fore sd. medow from anv former grant gifts 



f 



270 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

leases jointers dowries bai"gans troubls or incumbrances 
what soever formerly made by mee or by any means of 
mine that the fore said John kecham his heirs executors 
administrators or assignes may from time to time and at 
all times peacably Injoy and posscsse the fore mentioned 
lower acars of medow for ever, to the true performence 
here of I have here unto set my hand and seal. 
Witnesse 

John Core the Mark of x John Mathis 

Robert kellam 

October 15"' 1680 
This is a true copie of the originall by me 

John Core Rec"" 
{Court Rec, p. 252.) 



[DEED. JONATHAN SCUDDER TO MOSES 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680, Oct. 22.] 

know all men who it may consarn that 1 Jonathon 
Scudder of huntington in the East Riding of new york 
sheir on long Island : doe by these presents make over all 
my Right, title and intrust that I have to this within writ- 
ten bill of sale made over from William osbourn of 
hempsted in the north Riding of New York shire on long 
Island to me my heirs and assingnes I the afore said Jona- 
than Scudder doe assigne the with in written bill of sale* 
unto my brother, moses Scudder of the town of huntington 
in East Ridding of yorkshire frorn mee my heirs executors 
administrators and assigne fully and absolutly unto my 
brother moses Scudder above sd. his heires executors 

[*See page 71.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. r27l 

'administrators and assinges to hav^e and to hold and peac- 
ably to injoy for ever in witnesse here of I have set to my 
hand and seal this twenty second of October in the year 
1680 

In present's of us ) Jonathan Scudder 

Thomas powell v 
John Core ) 

This is a true coppy extracted out of 
the originall by me John Core, Rec' 
{Court Bee, p. 299.) 



[DEED. JONATHAN SCUDDER TO DAVID 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680, Oct. 22.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Jonathan Scudder 
of the town of huntington in the east Riding of New York- 
shire on Long Island doe make over all my Right title and 
intrest that I have in that accomandation and every part 
and parcell thereof that was formerly given to mee by my 
grand ffather, Jeffery estie for and in consideration of that 
accomandacion that was formerly my ffather Ilenrie Scud- 
der. I the above said Jonathan Scudder make over all my 
Right title and intrest in and to all that forementioned 
accomandation that was given me by my grand ffather 
above sd. unto my Brother David Scudder of the above sd. 
town and Riding from mee my heires executors adminis- 
trators or assignes unto my Brother David Scudder his 
heirs executors administrators and assignes to ha\e and to 
hold and peacably to injoy for ever, in witnesse heere of I 



272 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

have heere unto sect my hand and seal this twenty second 
October in the yeare 1680. 

Test. Jonathan Scudder. 

Thomas powell, 
John Core. 

this is a true Copie extracted out of the origenell by mee 

John Core, Recr. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 24.; 



[TOWN MEETING. A FORT* AND A MILL.] 

[1680, Oct. 23.] 

Huntington October 23 1680 at a towne meeting legally 
warned the same day it was voated and gi-anted by the 
major part of the town that John Robeson Juynor of oys- 
terbay that he the foresd. Robeson shall have our righ of 
the streme at Cold Spring to put up a corn mill and a Saw 
mill if he will agree on such conditions as those men chossen 
by the town shall make with him and if he do not agree as 
above, sd then the stream shall remain the towns as be fore : 
These are the names of the men that are chosen to covenant 
with John Robinson on the behalf of the town. 

John Sammis Jonathan Rogers. 

Thos. powell Thoms. weeks, 

Isaac platt Richard willams 

Epenetus platt John Core Re"". 

The day above written, it was voated and granted by the 

[* This is the only reference I remember to have seen in the 
records of a Fort in Huntington during this period. It was 
probably a stockade erected at the first settlement to be used in 
case of difficulty with the Indians, or the Dutch government, 
and it was probably at or near the "Town Spot." As it had be- 
come a ruin, it was given to the Rev. Mr. Jones for firewood. — 
C. R. S] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/3 

major part of the town that Mr Jones should have the foort 
to make fire wood of. 

John Corey 
( Town Meetings, Vol.1, p. 24. ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1680, Oct. 23.] 

At a town meeting, held Oct. 23, 1680 it was voted and 
granted that Robt Arthur shall lay down his lot formerly 
given him at the West end of the town ; and he shall have 
his house lot between the highway on the South side of 
Nathaniel Foster's lott, and the north side of John Finche's 
lot, and frounting to the street and rear to the woods in 
common. 

By me John Corey, Rec^ 

[Copy from the original in Court Records p. ; copied 
in the Revision in the year 1873.] 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 85 and Court Eec, p. 270,) 



[1680, Nov. 14.] 

Jonathan Scudder was married" unto Sarah Brown the 
fourteneth day of November In the yeare of our Lord : 
1680. 

{Court Bee, p. 2S9.) 



[*The law governing the marriage relation at this remote 
period is interesting to consider. Persons desiring marriage 
were required to have their names pubHcly read three succes- 
sive Lord's days in the meeting house which they attended, or ob- 
tain Hcense from the governor ; then to be married by a minis- 
ter or a Justice of the Peace, provided they purge themselves by 
oath before the minister or justice, and the penalty for bigamy 
was "He shall be bored through the tongue with a hot iron." 



274 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

{LAND DIVISIONS IN NEGUNTETAGUE.] 

[1680. Dec. 12.] 

Where as there hath been A diference between Epenetus 
platt and M' Jacob Walker Richard Brush and Walter 
nokes, conserning their medow lying at y'' south on A neck 
called necuntetaug ; their bound marks being down which 
caused the difference, they doe now agree that their medow 
shall be layd out again and have chosen Joseph Whitman 
and John Core to lay out ech mans dcwe proportion that 
belongeth to him in y' place : and ech mans lot to ly in the 
place it did. And doe bind our selves and sucsesers to 
Remain satisfied as our f(3re mentioned layers out shall 
Bound our proportions and also that it shall be Recorded 
and so to Remain as a lull determanation to us and our 
heirs for ever and ech man to bare his cquall share ol y® 
charge as witnesse our hands this 12 of desember 1.680. 
Witness Jacob walker 

John Corey Ehenetus platt 

Rec' the mark ofx 

Richard Brush 

WALTER nokes. 
{Court Becords, p. 31S.) 

Augost the 17 ; 1681. 

Wc who are above named layers out 
have vewed : layed out and bounded the four lots of medow 

Five years absence" by sea 6r land with no knowledge of where- 
abouts of the absent party was presumption of death, and the 
other was free to marry, "but if he or she has been detained or 
hindered from giving information by the Turks or heathen then 
he or she may demand wife or husband." Any mmister or jus- 
tice who married " any daughter, maid, or servant without the 
consent of her father, master or dame, or without publishing the 
bans, was subject to pay a penalty of ^20, and a forfeiture of 
his office." There was a severe penalty against "harboring 
wives." — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 275 

acording to our understanding, as equally as we could As 
witnesse our hands. 

Joseph Whetman 
John Corey, Rec^'^ 
{Court Records, p. 313.) 



[SARAH DAVIS BOUND OUT AS A SERVANT.] 

[1680, Dec. 14.] 

The evidence of John Core desember 14. 1680 I being de- 
sired by Return devis and Abigell Samons to heere their 
say conserning bindin Serah devis to Abigail Samons which 
was as followeth, first John davis doth bind his daughter 
Sarah to Abigell Samons for one whole year and the abov 
said Abigail is to keep the above said Sarah davis in sickness 
and health only finding her suficent meat, drink, washing 
and lodging for such an aprintis and also to teach the sd. 
Sarah to read to her best indevoer can do it in her own 
hous and to knit stockins and further the sd. abigell is to 
give the sd. Sarah one pair of new shews one pair of new 
stockins one new jersy spun pety coat : one new home made 
or spun pety coat one new cersoway wascoat, one hom spun 
apron and also the sd. Sarah hath a new suit for holy days 
which the said abigell is to return again in as good condi- 
tion as they were exdepting the oreinary ware of holy days 
for the fore sd. time or providentiall loss or destrawin the 
new suit above mentioned is only a silk hood and scarf and 
pety coat and wascoat of sarge and further the above sd. 
John devis doth comand his sd. daughter to obey al her 
said dames lawfuU comands all her fore mentioned time, 
furthermore John Samons promised to me that he would 
stand to what bargin his wife made with the sd. davis, for 
his daughter. 

desember 14. 1680 by me John Core Recorder. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1. p. 1.) 



276 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[JOHN BRUSH'S HOME LOT.] 

[1681, Jan. 7.] 

January th 7 168 1 The hous and home lot of John Brush, 
containing be it more or lesse and Bounded on y*^ street 
end south ward and on y'' northwest with y^ lot of waiter 
noks on y® north with y*^ lot of John Samons on y'' west 
with y® lot of Thomas Brush and half y*" Barn and y® 
ground that it stands on. And also a certain parsell of 
medow lying and being on y*^ south side of y*^ Island on a 
neck of medow called by y® name of necundetaug. Bounded 
on y^ south with y® sound and on y® west with y'' medow of 
Thomas Brush on y^ east with y^ woods in common on y® 
north with y'' Town lot. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 89.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO JOHN 
INGERSOLL.] 

[168 1, Jan. 13.] 
The Record of John hinkersons land, 



the second. 

Witnesseth these p''sents. That I Benjemen Jones of y® 
Town of huntington upon Long Island with in y'' Collony 
of his Roycll highnesse James duke of york in America : 
husband man have and by these p'"sents doe allinate sell, 
assigne and make over all my Right Title intrast & claime 
in & to my hous land and accomandation, lying & being in 
huntington above sd. vists : my home lott which contains 
five acers more or lesse : with seaven acres & a half to be 
taken up according to y" priveledg of an hundred pound 
lottment : with all other priveledge and Immunities what- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2^1 

soever there unto belonging and appertaing or shall here- 
after belong or appertain : from me my heirs, executors 
administrators cS: assignes to John hingersoule of hunting- 
ton above sd. husbandman his heirs executors, Administra- 
tors and assignes forever to have& to hold as fully largely 
and amply as may or can be made or done by any deed 
grant convayence or any instrument of writing what so- 
ever : And ffor & in consideration of } ' above mentioned 
p'mesis y'' above sd. John hingcrsolve is to pay y*" said 
Benjemen one pair of oxen in hand, alredy a cow with 
calf or a calf by her side on may day ensewing y*^ date and 
3 cowes fair with calf or calves by their sides y'' next may 
day after will be in Anno : 1683, And for performence there 
of the sd. John hingersolve doth bind him self his heirs & 
asignes firmly by these p'sents The sd. cows not to be under 
four nor exceeding seven years old : In witnesse whereof 
wee y'' above mentioned doe here unto subscribe our names 
this 13*'' day of Jen in y'' year of our Lord god 1681. 

Benjemen Jones 
the mark of X John hingersoale. 

In p'"sents of Symon Lane. 
the mark of X John Green 

This is a true coppy of y*^ originall 
compared by me John Corey Reco'' 
Jun : 20"' 1682. 

I, y^ above said Benjamen Jones doe acknowledg my selfe 
to be fully sattisfied contented & payed y° whole debt above 
sd. for y' Land above said as witness my hand this 20*^ day 
of June 1682. Benjamen Jones. 

Witnesse JOHN COREY ReC 

John Corev. Rec 

\J)eed^ Vol. 1, p. 113.) 



278 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RECORD OF LANDS OF THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[168 1, January — .] 

The Record of the Lands & medows of Thomas Brush, 
January, 168 1. 

The hous and home lot of Thomas brush situate and be- 
ing in huntington, bounded on y^ south & west with y® 
stret and lane ; and on y^ north with y*^ lot of John Sam- 
ons ; on y** east with y*" lot of John Brush ; and also halfe 
y'^ Barn with y® ground it stands on and the yard or ground 
y^ whole length of y'^ barn to y® street, and also a certain 
parsell of medow lying and being on y® south sid of y^ Isl- 
and ; on a neck called & known by y^ name of necunde- 
taug and Bounded as followeth. The South to y^ sound ; 
and y'' west to y'' medow of abiell Titus ; the north to y* 
woods in commons ; y* east to y^ medow of John Brush : 
Containing eight acres be it more or leese, As also a par- 
cell of Land containing three acres of Land be it more or 
lesse, lying in a hollow being about two mile from y® town 
in y® woods south ward from y^ town not fur from y*" east 
side of y^ south path. 

as also another parcel of Land Lying in ye® west neck foure 
acres be it more or Lesse, bounded on y® South with y® 
high way ; & on y"^ north with y*" Lot of John Brush and 
y* East with y*' woods in Common and on y® south with y* 
Lot of James Chichester ^*'"'' 
(Deeds Vol 1, p. 99.) 



[MORTGAGE. THOMAS SCIDMORE TO 
JOHN JONES.] 

[168 1, January 14.] 
Tho. Skidmore sen^ doth by way of morgege bind over 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 279 

unto Mr. John Juons of new york march ""^ his medow ly- 
ing at Crab medow Containing six acres and is fenced in 
with a fine Raile fence : being at ye head of y'' creek over 
adjoining William brothertons: for ye payment of y*' Bal- 
lance of s'' M. Jnones his acco : according as y^ s^ Jnions 
shall make appere : he agreed with y'' s"^ skidmore to be 
paid at or before y^ first day of Jen' next insewing y'' date 
here of said delivered at y*^ town of huntington together 
with the Intrest at the rat of 6 p cent p annum. 
January 14, 1681. 

John Corey Rec'. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, j^- 102.) 



[LEASE. THOMAS SCIDMORE TO JOSEPH 
WHITMAN.] 

[168 1. Jan. 20.) 

Witnescth these presents y' I Thomas skidmor of hun- 
tington Black Smith ; with in y'" collonye of his Royall 
highness Jeames Duke of yorke uppon Long Island in 
America have & by these doe let and to farme let my farme 
at y'' fresh pon : with y'' housing & all y'^ enclosed Plow or 
evalable land lying with in fence or w'^^ hath been former- 
ly fenced or occupied by me : The sd. thomas skidmore also 
my medow which lyeth within fence next unto william 
Brotherton, with y*^ comonadge of pasture ; Timber or 
otherwise : with all other freedoms & Imunities there unto 
belonging, or appertaining unto Joseph Whitmcr of hun- 
tington above s^ husbandman for y* full terme & time of 
three years, to comence & begin at y'^ sixteenth of Aprill 
next ensewing y'^ date here of : not hindering y'^ sd Thom- 
as from plowing or sowing winter Corne att michallmas 
before : ffor the annall or yearly Rent of nine pounds, p 



28o huntinc;tox town records. 

annum to be payed in marchantable pay as it goeth to y* 
inarchant and at y*" end or expiration of y*" time or terme 
}•' sd Joseph is to leave a good sufficient ffence about y® 
out side of y*" sd land or pasture. And if y" sd. Joseph doth 
clear y'' said pasture & brake it up : he y® sd is to have 3 
crops of what he clears : also to keep & leave y'' housing 
in good Repair causalty of fire excepted : Also y*' sd thom- 
as doth engadge y* at )'^ expiration of y*^ sd terme he is not 
to hire out y'' sd land to any other person if he comes not 
to live on it himself : At y° Rent of ten pounds p. anum for 
what years y'' sd. Joseph shall injoy y® sd. farme with con- 
ditions as afore sd. all y^ sd. Rent or rents are to be payed 
or delivered unto y® fore sd. Thomas Skidmor at or before 
y" last of march at y® town of huntington to him or his as- 
sins y'^ first paymenf to begin in y'' year 83 and so yearly 
during y*^ term or terms in witnesse whereof we have here 
unto set our hands this 20*^ of Jen. 1681 In huntington afore 
sd. 

Thomas * * * * 
Joseph * * * * 
In witnesse of 
Simon Lane 

. ^ Vf iiKirk of 

John x Skh^tore Jr. 

This is a true Copie compared 
with the originall by me John 
Corev, Rec. 
{Court liec.j). .383.; 



[RECORD OF THE LANDS OF SAMUEL 
KETCHAiM.] 

[168 1 1 

1681 The Reccjrds of y^ land & medows of Samuell Kech- 
am. 



IIUNTINCrrON TOWN RECORDS. 28l 

The hous & home Lot of y"" above sd. Samuell keckam ; 
situate and being in huntington Bounded on y'' East with 
y*^ land of Joseph Whitman & on y* west with y*" lot of 
Richard Williams ; y'' frunt to y® streets y'" Reer to y*' woods 
in Common ; it being six acars more or leese : As also four 
acres of land called the hollow lying on y'^ west side of y*^ 
south path about 3 miles from town ; as also four acres of 
land on y*' west neck on y'' north side of hors neck path 
bounded on y'" north with y*^ common and on y^ west with 
y^ land of Rich, brush and the land of david Scudder east ; 
y* south to y*^ path ; as also foure acars of land lying at y^' 
cove on y'' west neck and joyning to y'' south end or side 
of John Samons land. As also medow lying on y" south 
side of y'' Island ; one parsell lying about the midell of y® 
half neck Bounded on y*" west side with y'' medow of Con- 
tent Titus, and on y*" East with y* medow of abiell Titus ; 
the south to y" sound y*^ north to y'^ woods, 
another parsell of medow lying neere y'" east sid of y° fore 
sd. neck bounded on y*^ east and y'" north with y" medow of 
Jonathan Scudder and david Scudder, y'^ south to y" sound : 
The west with y*" medow of Content Titus ; another parsell 
of medow lying on y*^ littell neck bounded one west side 
with y'^ medow of Content Titus and one y^ east with y, 
medow ot Samuell Titus the Rear to Copias Creek the 
frunt to } '■ woods. 

[Deeds Vol. pi, .91.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILY TO ROBERT KELLUM.] 

[168 1, Jan. 24.] 

The Record of (Robart Kellams) medow at Santepaug. 

Know all men whom these may consern y' I Joseph 
Bayly of huntington in y*^ east Riding of yorksheir on long 
Island have Barganed sold and made over : from me my 



282 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

heirs executors admines. and asignes unto Robart kellam, 
Cordwinder of y^ above sd. town & Riding a parsell of 
medow lying and being on y' south side of y^ Island on a 
neck Commonly and called by y*" name of santepaug : y^ 
fore sd. parsell of medow is called y^ Island. It is Bounded 
with y'' medow of John wicks on y® norwest : on y*" south 
with y'^ sound y'' north east & south east surrounded with 
y^ Creek and pond : except between y" pond and y'' sound 
which is parted from my medow with stakes strait from y^ 
south east side of y® sound : all which fore sd. Island of 
medow I y'^ fore sd. Joseph Bayly have for a reasonable 
consideration alredy Recaived in hand : where of and 
where with I am fully satisfied contented and payed : I y® 
fore sd. Joseph Baly have Barganed sould estranged & 
made over from me my heirs executors, administrators and 
assignes unto Robart kellam : his heirs executors adminis- 
trators and assignes y*" fore sd. Island ot medow : To have 
and to hold use occupie, possesse and peacably to Injoy 
for ever : And further I y*" fore sd. Joseph Bayly doe bind 
my self my heirs, executors, adminis. and assignes to save 
harmlesse and undamnefied The fore sd. Robart Kellam 
his heirs executors, admi" and assignes from evry person 
or persons y' shall lay any just and lawfuU claim to y^ fore 
sd. medow or any part of it. 

And further I y*" fore sd. Joseph Bayly doe grant and allow 
y*" fore sd. Robart kellam : his heirs executors administra- 
tors and assigns to have a cart way throw my medow to 
his Island of medow for ever without any molestation and 
this above written Instrument I doe own to be my act and 
deed by my subscribing to y*" same this 24"* of Janeuary in 
y^ year 1681. signed sealled and delivered 
in y^ presents of 
the mark of X JOSEPH Bayly 

John davis 

John Corey This is a true Copie compared with 

y® original by me John Corey Record. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 103.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 283 

[DEED. ROBERT KELLUiM TO JOHN GOULD.] 

[1681, Feb. 3.] 

The Land of John Gould Recorded. 

know all men by these p'sents : y* I Robart Kellam of 
lumtington in y"^ east Riding- of york shire on Long Island ; 
Cordwinder, for divers good causes & considerations we 
hereunto moving, as also for & in consideration of a valua- 
ble sume of mony aired}' by me in hand Receaived doe 
allinate Bargan make over and sell, and by the p''sents have 
Allinated bargained &; made over, from me & mine for ever 
ffirmely sould unto John Gould now Resident of South 
hampton in Com', p,ddict ;) all that my Land situat Lying 
and being in huntington above sd., being six acres of Land 
be y*" same more or lesse as it is bounded : North y" Rear 
of Jonas Woods hous Lott : And y*" Rear of Rich. Brushes : 
And y*" Reare of Joseph Whitmans : West by y^ Lean 
Commonly called Joseph Whittmans Lanne : And South & 
East by y"^ Commons, together with a ffifty pound Com- 
monage throw out all y** bounds of huntington and all 
priveleges appurtenances and Commodityes what soever 
unto y*" sd. Lott of Land and fififty pound Commonage is 
or doth unto y*^ same any way Belong unto him y*" sd. John 
Gould his heirs Executors — administrators & assignes for 
ever here after To have and to hold y*^ sd. Lott of Land 
and y*^ sd. fifty pound Commonege as his or their own free 
Land for ever : Without y'^ Least lett trouble, hindrence or 
moUestation of me y" sd. Robart Kallam my heirs, execu- 
tors, administrators or assignes : or any other p''son or 
p''sons what soever by, from or under me Claiming or Lay- 
ing any manner of title or Clayme : unto y" sd. lott of Land 
or any part or parcell of y'' same or any thing or tilings 
what so ever is or now doth unto y*^ same in any way or 
manner doth belong, or unto y*^ sd. fifty pound Commonage 
in y*" bounds of huntington : above sd. Also at any time or 



28 [ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

SO often as 1 shall be there unto Required : to signe, seale 
and deliver any further or better deed or bill of sale for y'^ 
same, as he y^ sd. John Gould his heirs or assignes shall by 
their Learned Counsell in y^ law get drawne : And soe 
bering to one to signe seal and deliver I hereby warrant- 
ing & avouching y* I have full power & authoryty so to 
dispose and sell y'= sd. lott & commonage in witness where- 
of I have here unto set my hand & seale in Southampton 
this 3'^ of febuary Annod i68^ 

ROBART KeLLAM 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presence of, 

Henery peirson 

John Laughton. 

This is compared a true coppy with y« originall by me 

John Corey Septr. 19: 1682. 

These may signefie That wee John Gould and Robart 
kellam doe with joynt consent make y® within Recorded 
bill of sale of none affect, as witnes our hands this 14^' of 
novembr 1682. 

the mark of X John Gould 

Robert kellam 
Witness John Corey, Recr. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 117.) 



[RECORD OF LANDS OF THOMAS SCUDDER.] 

[168 1, Feb. 4.] 

The Record of Thomas Scudders farme containing sixty 
acars of land which is by denominaton a farm & half with 
y® medow belonging thereto: lying and being at Crab 
medow on y'' east side of y*^ bogey medow y^ lyeth east 
ward of george beldings hous lot, and also joyning on y« 
north to one part of y'^ medow which doth belong to it w' 



HUXTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 285 

the east & south to y^' comons. y other parcell of medow 
is joyning to y'' medow of William Brothertn as also com- 
monege for cattell according to y'" above sd. denominaton 

The home lot of John Scudder being given him by ye 
town is bounded as foUoweth with ye kings hiewaye on y*' 
west to y"^ lot of Capt. Thos. fleet on y'^ south to ye woods 
on y*' east to y'' lot of James Chichester Jnr. on y'^ north y'' 
above"^ lot to bare y"" denominaton of one hundred pound 
allotment of what land is hear after to be taken up 

feber. 4"' 1681 John Corey, rec^ 

{Deeds, Vul. 1, p. 13.) 



[A SHEEP LAW.] 

[1681, Feb. 23.] 

Huntington ffeb"" 23, 1681. 
The Constable and overseers of huntington haveing 
taken into their Consideration, the grate nesessety of in- 
creasing and presarving of sheep : having had long 
experience to our grate lose and dammage, of letting y^ 
Rames Run constently with y'' sheep which by so doing 
y'^ lambs falling in winter menny of them die ; In consider- 
ation whereof they do order that about one acre of land or 
acre and half be fenced in with a good and sufficeant 
seaven Raile fence, where they shall think fit to make a 
pasture to put y'' Rams into And every one y* have sheep 
shall fenc proporsionably to y*" number of sheep y^ they 
have And whosoever have not set up his fence at or 
before y*" last of may next ensewing the date here of shall 
pay five shillings for each Rod And all y* have Rames 
shall put them in to y*" pasture the first of August and 
there to Remaine till y" first of November ; And if any 
person or persons shall neglect to observe this order of 
putting their Rams into y° above s*^ pauster at y*" time 



286 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

appoynted : And theire Rames be found Runing with 
y*^ sheep Contarary to this order it shall be lawfull ior any 
person to kill any such Ram And keepe one halfe thereof 
to him selfe and Return y other half to y'' owners. 
And any y* shall heere after have sheep y' yet have not 
shall observe this order. And also shall give som Reason- 
able alowence towards y'^ fensing y"' fore s*^ pasture. 

And to y' end y' this order may stand in force ; our 
desire is y* this Court would be pleased to grant a con- 
formation of it. 

Jonathan Rogers, ™"''^- 

Thomas Powell 
\^y Thomas WicKEs I Over- 

Thomas Whitson I seers. 

Samuell Ketcham^ 

To the WorshipfuU Court of 
Sessions now sitting at Southampton 
march th. first. 1681. 

The aforesaid order is aproved and Confirmed by 
this Courte of sessions held at Southampton March 
the second &c. i68|^ 

p, order of Court p. John Howell, Clerk. 
{Court Bee, p. 361.) 



[THE LAW AGAINST GEESE.] 

[1 68 1, Feb. 23.] 

Huntington febuar. ^^ 23 : 168 1 
Whereas Complaint hath been made unto the Constable & 
overseers of huntington of y*^ grate hurt done on our Com- 
mon pasture and in our brooks : ol watter by geese which 
some particular persons doe keepe : which is and is like to 
be very prejeditiall to y'^ Towne ; Becaus y sheep as hath 
been observed doe not keep in y" streets as formerly, but 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 287 

Run into y« woods whereby they are y*' more exposed to 
be devowered by wolves ; becaus they cannot abide to 
feed where y" geese doe keep : which is in y cheife places 
both for watter & common pasture in our Towne. And 
also meny people ot this town doe take of y" watter of 
y^' brook for their familie use And also in times of drought 
meny y' have wells, doe fech of y' watter of y" brooks 
some with their teams & sume with horses for theire use, 
And also our horses & other Cattell cannot abide to drink 
where y'' geese do keepe. 

The Constable and overseers haveing taken into their con- 
sideration the hurtfullnesse and noysomenesse of geese and 
ducks doe order y' no person nor persons shall keep any 
geese or ducks upon y'' commons after y*" first day of Aprill 
next ensewing y^ day above sd. And if any geese or ducks 
be found upon y^' Commons after y'' day above s'^ it shall 
be lavv'fuU for any person or persons to kill any such geese 
or ducks upon y*" commons &. convaie them to y® owners. 
It is to be understood y* this order shall not hinder any 
person or persons from keeping of geese on their own In- 
closed ground, nor any farmer who live so Remote y^ such 
creatures will be troublesome to none but their owners. 

To y'' end this order may stand in full force our desire 
is y*^ this Court would be pleased to Confirme y"' same. 

Jonathan Rogers, Constable 
Thomas Powell 1 
Thomas Wickes | Over 
Thomas Whlsen f seers 
Sam u ELL ketch AM 1 

To y'^ wor,full: Court of sessions now^ sitting at South- 
hampton ; march ^'' first : 1681. 

This order is Likewise Confirmed by the said Court. 
As atest John Howell Clark to sd. courte : 
(Court Bee, p. 361 ) 



288 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

At A Court of sessions held by his mag"' authority at 
South hampton y" i. 2. 3. days i68|^: was presented by Mr 
Joseph Loe deputy shrieffe the within written orders to be 
by this Court Confirmed which y'' Court having considered 
y'^ same ; doe at y'' Request of y" Cons' and overseers sub- 
scribe, allowe, approve off and also Ratefie & Confirme 
both y" orders with in written to all intents & purposes. 
Atest John Howell J'' Clarke to y"" sessions for y*" east 
Riding of yorkshire &c. 

A true Coppy from y® backside of this order by me 
John Corey, Clark. 
{('ourt Bee, p. 361.) 



[DEED. JOHN TEED TO ROBERT KELLUM.] 

[168 1, March i.] 

huntington March the first i6|-2- 

Know all men whome thees may consarne that I John 
Teed of Huntington in the East Riding of new Yorkshire 
on long Island husbandman have barganed sold and made 
over all my Right title and intrest in and to all my medow 
and three polls in breadth of upland Joyning to the above 
sd. mcdow so far as my land and the fore said medow doth 
frunt one against the other, all the fore mentioned medow 
and the three Rods breadth of upland joyning to it, is 
lying and being at the Cove in the west neck, for which 
land & medow above sd. I the above said John Tedd do 
own and acknowledge my sell fully satisfied contented and 
payed I say I the above sd John Teed have Barganed sold 
and estranged from my self and from my heirs, executors 
administrators and asingnes unto Robart kellam shoe 
maker of the above sd Town and Riding and heirs execu- 
tors administrators and asingnes all my Right title and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 289 

intrust that I have in and to the above sd. medow and 
three Rods breadth of upland joyning- to it, to have and to 
hold ffor ever and peacably to injoy for ever & further 
more I the above sd. John Ted doe bind my self and my 
heirs to bare harmlesse and undamnefied the above said 
Robart kellem & his heirs from any person or persons 
what so ever that shall lay eny just Sl lawfuU Claim to the 
above said land and medow as witnesse my hand and seal 
the day above written 
Witnesse JOHN Teed. 

Richard White 

John Corey 

A true Coppy by me 

John Corey, Rec"" 
{Court Records, p. 204.) 



[DEED. JOHN TEED TO JOHN SAMMIS.] 

[168 1, March 20.] 

This writing witneseth to all whom it may consern that 
I John Teed huntington in the east Riding of new vork- 
shire on long Island husbandman have Barganed sold and 
made over unto John Samous of the above sd. town and 
Riding, A parcel of medow lying and being on the west 
neck at the cove Bounded as foloweth. To the medow 
of Robart kellam on the north : with the cove on the East, 
and the Broke on the south : and to the land of John Samous 
on the west for which medow I the above sd. John Teed doe 
acknowledg and own my self fully satisfied, contented and 
payed and have Barganed sold and estranged the above 
sd. medow and all my Right Title and Intrust Tiiere to 
from me my heirs executors administrators and asinnes. 
To have and to hold and peacably to Injoy for ever as 



290 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

witnesse mv hand and seal this 20 of march in the 
year i6|f 
In presence of 
John Corey 
the mark of X Roger Money 

this A true Copie Compared with the Originall by 
mee John Corey, Rec"" 
{Conrt Rec, p. 2il.) 



[DEED. JOHN FINCH TO GEORGE BALDWIN 
AND THENCE TO ROBERT ARTHUR.] 

[168 1, March 25.] 

March 25, 1681 
This writing witnesseth that John finch Sen'' of hunting- 
ton in the east Riding of Yorkshecr on Long Island : have 
sold unto gorge boldin of the above said town A small 
parsell of land that lyeth on the north sid of my lot \^ now 
I dweleth on and is without my fence and joyning to my 
lot I say I y*' above sd. John finch have sould from me my 
heirs, executors administrators or assignes unto the above 
sd. gorge boldin his heires executors or assignes all my 
right, title and intrust and to the above sd. land, haveing 
Recaived full satisfaction allredy for the same. 

by me John Corey 

Recorder. 

1 the above sd. gorge boldin doe assigne all my right, title 
and intrust that I have in cS: to the above sd. land that I 
bought of John finch : unto Robart Arther his heirs exec- 
utors administra. or asigns. 

1 say I the above sd. gorge boldin doe assigne and make 
over from me my heirs or asignes unto Robart Arthur his 
heirs Executors, adminis. or assignes all my Right title 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



291 



and intrust that I have in and to the above sd. land to have 

and to hold and pessably to injoye for ever. 

May 23. 1 68 1. by me John Corey 

Reco"^ 
(Court Bee, p. 296.) 



[BOND OF RICHARD BETTS FOR HIS 
APPEARANCE.] 

[168 1, March 30.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Richard bets of 
Eatons neck in the east Riding- of new york shire on long- 
Island doe make over my slope called by the name of the 
Incresse being about the burthen of 7 or 8 tons unto Rich- 
ard White of huntington an his heirs, for my apearnc at 
the next court to be held at Southhold the first tuesday in 
Jun next ensuing the date here of then & there to answer 
Mr John oynen & Capt Thos. ffleet and if I the above sd. 
Richard bets do not apere as above sd : then the sloop to 
Remaine and be Rich, whits : but if the above sd. Rich, 
bets doe appeare at the Court of sesions as afore sd. then 
this bond to be voyd and of noe affect as witnesse my hand 
and seal this 30 of march 1681. 

further more I the above sd. Rich, bets doe Ingageto bring 
my sloop into huntington harbor at or before the last of 
may next after the date here of other wise this bond to be 
of full force and virtue. 

signed, sealed and delivered Rich. bets. 

in presence of. This is a true Copie compared 

John Core with the originall by mee 

Henry desbrou. John Core. Recr. 

{Court Bee, p. 225.) 



292 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[168 1, April I.] 

April the first 1681 at a town meeting it was voated and 
granted by the major part of the Town that Jeremiah 
Smith should have their Right of seven or eight acers of 
land, which is mowable land A grat part there of and some 
of it was formerly plowed by Jonathon Rogers and Joseph 
Whitman, it is lying between the head of fresh pond hollow 
and Joseph whitmans hollow. 
{Court Bee, p. 19S.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] . 

[1681, .] 

huntington '''23 1681 the same day it was voated & 
granted by y^ major part of y*^ town y* Thomas Skidmor 
sen'"" shall have A littel peece of land y' joyneth to Epenetus 
plats lot Runing from the west end of Samuell griffens 
shoop down to the brook for him to set a shop & a hous 
upon and gardin and yard if he doe except there of and 
continue amongst us and doe our Smith work for us, and 
upon his Removeall or decase it shall Return to the town 
again they paying him for his full charge & labour : unless 
he shall set one of the same Trade upon it. such A one as 
the town shall like that will doe as aforesd. and when so- 
ever it shall be left without A Smith as afore sd. it shall be 
long to and be the towns again they paying for the full 
value of it as above said : 

But if the town Refuse so to doe : then it shall be lawfuU 
for him to sell or dispose of it as he shall see cans. 

And the above sd. peece of land is to com no neerer the 
Cart way than the layers out shall see caus and when layd 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 293 

out then to be Recorded both the length & bredth of it by 
mee John Corey Recorder. 
{Court Bee, p. U.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER.] 

[168 1, May I.] 

Know all men whom these may conserne that I Benjamin 
Jones of huntington in * * * * of new yorksheer on 
long Island husbandmen : have for a competent sume of 
good merchantable pay of the country already Receaived 
in hand where with I doe acknowledge * * * * 
fully satisfied, contented and payed : before the enselling 
and delivery hereof ***** sertain parsell of 
land & medow : unto James Chichester Jun"^ of the above 
sd. town * * Riding : and do by thes presents to and 
with the consent of my wife Johana : bargen, sell, alinate and 
estrange from my selfe my heirs executors administrators & 
assignes in * * * * James Chichester above, sd. his 
heirs executors, administrators ami. assignes, all my right 
title &. intrest that I have in and to a one hundred [xnuid 
alot-ment of land and medow lying in the town and boimds 
of huntington : which accommodations did formerly belong 
to Richard wattells, alinated thence to Samuell messenger, 
thence to Ben. Jones, and now to James chichester above 
sd. that is to say eight acarsof land be it more or be it Icsse 
lyin in this town and bounded on the south with the hous 
lot of moses Scudder : on the west withy'' wood ■"•■ "" * 
***** on the north with the lot of John Teed, 
with the kings hie way on the east, with the orchards and 
all fences that doth belong to the same, it is to be under- 
stood that all the fence * * * * is on the north side 



294 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of the above sd. lot is to be made and mentained by James 
Chitchester and his successours for ever, besides his other 
legall Rights of fences : as also three parsells of medow 
lying and being on the south side of this Island on a neck 
commonly called the west neck and known by that name : 
the first parsell of medow is * * * * the Endian 
path : the second parsell is lying about the midell of the 
neck : bounded on the east with the medow of Timothy 
Conklin : with the medow of John Jones on y'^ west ; with 
the woods on the front : the Rear to the sound : the third 
parcell of medow is lying on the west side of the neck : 
bounded on the south with the medow of John Teed : on 
the west with agrat Creek & with the woods on the east : 
and with the medow * * * * on the north, with all 
woods and common of pasturs what soever that now doth 
or hereafter shall belong to the above sd :, one hundred 
pound alotment, both of land and medow, with all Rights 
and priveledges whatsoever that now doth or at any time 
shall belong to it the Right of the farme excepted y' did 
belong to the above sd. allotment Commonly called Crab- 
medow farmes, being formerly elinated and estranged from 
the above sd alotment and is not intended in this sale but 
all other the above written primeses : I the above sd. Ben. 
Jones for my selfe my heirs, executors, administrators and 
assigns : doe covenant, promise and grant by these presents 
y'' at y" time of the ensealing hereof I am the sole and law- 
full owner of all the fore barganed premises & am lawfully 
seased of & in y^ same : and in every part & parsell thereof 
in my own Right & y*' above sd. James Chif his heirs, 
executors administrators and assigns shall and may by 
force and vertue of these presents from time to time and 
at all time forever here after : lawfully peacably and quiatly 
have hold use occupie possess & injoy y'^ above granted 
premises with all their appurtenences free and clear and 
cleerly aquited cS[ discharged of and from all and all maner 
of former or other gifts, grants lenes, morgages, joynters, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 295 

dowers or titles of dowres judgments, executions or in 
tales troubles or incombrances what so ever and further I 
the above sd. Ben. Jones doe ingadge my self «S: my heirs 
and asignes to bare harmlesse and undemnefied the above 
sd. James Chic"' his heirs executors administrators or 
assignes from any person or persons what soe ever y' shall 
lay any just and lawfuU claime to any part or parcell of the 
above sd. premises as witnesse my hand and seal the firs of 
May in the yeare 1681. 

Signed, seled and Benjamin Jones 

delivered in presents ol ""' 

John Corey Johanax Jones 

Steven Jarves "'^""'^ "*■ 

This is a true copie of the origenell 

by me John 

Clerk. 
{Deeds, FoZ.l,p. 65.) 



[THOMAS HIGBIE'S AGREEMENT WITH THE 
INDIANS ABOUT KILLING WHALES.] 

[168 1, May 15.] 

This writing Ingadeth us whose names are under written, 
four being Indians : unto thomas higbe of hunting upon 
long Island in the East Ridding of York sheer To be Reddie 
at that season of the yeer which men goe to kill whales : 
and to goe with him at what time he gives us notise and to 
use our best indevours therein according to clerections 
given and we doe heere by ingadge our selves, joyntlv and 
severally by these presents not to depart or leve the voiage 
untill it be wholy Compleated where by the sd. higbeeand 
his asosiatsmay be any wayes damnefied In witnesse where 
of wee have joyntly and severly set too our marks for the 



296 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Conformation thereof the 15 day of may in the year of our 
lord 168-. GEORG his mark 

In presence of )( 

John Core the mark ofXPERROAL 

Thos. Shidmore the mark of petownkx 

the mark ofXHANAS CUT 
the mark of X John revemo 
the mark of nahancuttorox 
the mark ofXTARRUMPiN 
the mark ofXSORANORT 
the mark ofXMACHAT hart 
(Court Records, %> 43 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[168 1, May 23. J 

May 23 1681 the same day it was agreed with Thos. higbe 
and Joseph wood coper should make and mentain a good 
and sufficient foot and hors way over the water th. runs 
threw the old mill dam : and to mentain it for evere them 
and their heirs for ever and in consideration thereof they 
and their heirs are freed from mending or being at any 
charge at making or mending any other hie way be longing 
to the town. • 

the day above writen it was voted and granted by the 
major part of the town that those men that have taken up- 
land on the east neck should run their fenc from Thos. 
Scudders lot and run to the out side of the bogey medowe 
that Thos. weeks sen bought of the town to y"^ sea not in- 
fringing of hie way but maintaining bars or a gate to pass 
to ye sea through. 

the day above writen it was voated and granted that John 
kccham and John Samous shall have ech of them 6 acarsof 
land lying between the new feild that lyeth at mil ston 



iiuntin(;ton town records. 297 

brook and Timothe Conklings land lying on the north side' 
of the cart way. 

the day above writen it was voated and granted by y® 
major part of the towne that Joseph wood husband man 
should run his fence in to the harbour from his laixl that 
lyeth at the mouth of the little neck : that is from the nor- 
west corner and the southwest side in to the harbour. [A 
copy given of this] 

The day above written it was voated and granted that 
Cpt. Tho. fleet shall have liberty to take up the remaining 
part of his division of land to y' eastward or northward of 
y*^ Cove at Cowharbour cSl hce to salisfie y'' Indians for v® 
soile right, 3' y'' towne may bee freed from any Indian de- 
mands about it, but in Case y'" towne shall at any time pur- 
chase the said land, then ye said land y' Capt fleet shall 
take up sliall bee Comprehended with their purshase : soe 
y'. hee niav not pay for it twise. 

the next above sd. land is in y" book dated 1680. 

may "' 23 168 1 the same day it was voated and agreed bv 
the major part of the towne that Isack plat shall have 5 
achars of land towards his devsion it lying on the south 
sid of the east fcild path and joyning to his lot that lyeth 
m the east fcild 

also it was voated and granted that Thomas Weeks should 
have 5 achars of land towards his devision it lying on the 
nt)rth sid of the east feild path and joyning to his land in 
the feild. 

the day above writen it was voated and granted that John 
Corey should have about 2 acars of the long swamp the 
hassackey part of it : neere this end of it the swamp lying 
eastward of Richarde Brush hollow he to take it as part 
of his division and also to fence it before the first of May 
next ensueing the date here of or else the same to be forfit 
to the towne again. 



298 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the day above writen it was granted by the major part of 
the town that Richard White shall have Liberty to take 
up 4 acars of land joneing to y'' new west feild. 

it was voted and granted the day abov. writen that John 
Ted shall have about 8 acars of land at the Cove and joyn- 
ing to his land that now he hath : six of it next to John 
Samous and the other 2 ackars on the south sid of it, pro- 
.vided not predetiall to hie ways or watering places nor to 
be any farme settled there 

the day above written it was voated and granted that 
Robert Kellum should have about 6 achars of land lying 
at the harbor mouth on the poynt of the west neck and 
joyning to the cove on the north called hors neck cove 
provided there be no farme lot nor watering places or hie 
ways hindered . it being division land. 

John Corey 
{Town Meetings, Vol l,pp. 90-91.) 

The 23 of may 168 1 it was voated and granted y* Cap*^"" 
Thomas ffleet shall have liberty to take up y'' Remaining 
part of his devition of Land at y*" east ward or north ward 
of y^ Cove at Crabmedow. 

The above sd. land to y'" number of 27 acres is laved out 
neere y® head of y'' hollow y^ Leadeth south ward from 
Willam Brothertons hous. 
{Deeds, Vol.1, p. 105.), 



[DEED. JAMES CHICHESTER, Sen., TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER, Jr.] 

[1681, June 20.] 
The Record of James Chichester Jun' 
Know all whom it may consern that I James Chichester 
Senr. of huntington in the East Riding of yorkshier on long 
Island have as well for & in consideration of y® naturall 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 299 

love and afTection which I have & bare to my well beloved 
son James Chichester : as also lor divers other good causes 
& considerations me at this present especially moving, have 
given granted and by these presents doe give grant and 
confirm unto my above sd. son James, a sertain parcell of 
land lying and being in y*' west feild on the west neck, Con- 
taining about lower acars be it more or be it lesse runing 
southward & northward to y*" woods in Common bounded 
on the east with the lot of Jonas wood ^''"'' and on the west 
with the lot of Thoms Brush : I say I the above sd. James 
Chichester senr have given granted and made over from 
me my heirs, executors, administrators and assignes : unto 
my son James above sd. all my Right title and in y* I have 
in and to the above sd. fower acres of land to him & his 
heirs executors, administrators and assigns : peaceably to 
possess and to In Joy for ever as witnese my this 20 of 
June 1 68 1 

James Chichester 
John Corey Recorder. 

The Record of the hous lot of James Chichester Jun"" 
given to him by the Town : it lying at the harbour it bee- 
ing two acrees bee it more or be it lesse, bounded on the 
north and west : with y*^ hie way on the Reare with the 
woods in Common and on the south w^ith y'' lot of John 
Scudder. as also one hundred pound to Commonege and 
land that shall here after be layd out in devition 1681 

By me John Corey, Rec"" 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 67.) 



[CONVEYANCE BY CATHERINE JONES OF 
RIGHTS IN OLD MILL POND.] 

[1681, June 20.] 

nuntmgton Jun. 20, 1681 
This writing testefieth to any whom it may Consern that 



300 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

I keterine Jones of huntington in the East Riding of york 
shire on long Island haveing bought of abiell Titus A thre 
hundred pound Right of the old mill pond and also I have 
bought of John Teed A two hundred pound Right of the 
old mill pond : these above said Rights I doe devide and 
give to my 3 sons : to my son Jonathan A two hundred 
pound Right which being aded to that which he hath be- 
longing to his accomondation, maketh his Right in the old 
mill pond A fower hundred pound Right. 
Also I give to my son moses Scudder one hundred pound 
Right in the old mill pond : it being aded to y*^ he alredy 
posseseth maketh his Right to be fowre hundred pound in 
the old mill pond. 

also I give to my son david Scudder a tow hundred pound 
Right in the old mill pond, it being aded to y' he hath 
alredy in possesion maketh his Right to be 4 hundred pound 
Right in the old mill pond. 

by me John Corey 

Rec' 
(Court Bee, p. 250.) 



[RECORD OF THE LANDS OF THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[168 1, June 30.] 

Jun. 30 : 168 1. 

Recorded. Thomas Brush. 

The medows of Thom^ brush lying on the east neck : 
next eastward to santepaug the first parsell is on y*" west 
side of y'' above said east neck in y'' sault marsh it being 
ten Rods broad, and bounded on y' south with the lot of 
Richard Brush and on y^' north with the lot of Walter 
Nokes : with the Creek on y^' west and thence Runing 
through sault and fresh to the midel of y*^ neck eastward. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 301 

The second parsell is also on y° west side of the neck it 
being six Rods Broad and bounded on y*^ south with the 
lot of Richard Brush and on the north with the lot of John 
Samous and with y" creek on the west and Runing east 
ward to y"" midel of the neck as also a small parsell of 
medow given as amendment to Thos. brush cSl Richard it 

lyeth on the norh sid of Edward ketchams north lot. 

the Creek on y" west the woods on the east the Endian 
path on y^ north als(j a third parsell is lying on y'' east side 
of the same neck it is ten Rods broad and bounded on the 
south side with y'' lot of Walter Noaks and on the north 
side with the lot of John brush withe Crccke on y'" east and 
Runing west ward to the midel of y'' neck. The fourth 
parsell is also on the east side of the same neck it being 
bounded with the grate creek on the east and a littellcreeke 
south ward and west ward Joseph whtmens lot west it is 
further to be understood that the fore sd medow lyeth by 
the grate hammok of Clam shells — as also a right to a par- 
sell of medow at the lowxr end of the same neck. 

By me John Corey, Recor, 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p.S7.) 



[THE DIVISION OF EAST NECK, SOUTH.] 

[1681, June 30.] 

Jun30. 1681. Town Lott medow. 

The Records of the Town lott ; medows lying on y® east 
neck one parcell lying on y*^ west side of y'' neck part there- 
of of it salt marsh it being five Rods broad : and bounded 
with y'' creke on y'' west : Runing to y" midell of y*" neck 
east ward and with y'' medow of Epenetus platt on y*" south : 
with y*" medow of Joseph whitman on y" north. 



302 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

also another parcell of medow lying on ye same side ol y® 
neck it being all fresh : bounded on y^ east and west as be- 
fore said with the medow of Jonas Wood on the south side 
and the medow of Epenctus platt : on y*" north side it being 
six Rods Broad. Also another parcell of medow lying on 
y^ est sid of y'' same neck it being five Rods Broad : and 
bounded on y'' east with the Creeke and Running west 
ward to y'' midel of the neck : bounded on y'' south with 
y^ lot of John Bats : and on y'' north with the lot of Joseph 
Whitman, Another parcell Runing est and -west as before 
on the same side of y*" neck it lying next the Endian feild 
and joyning the lot of Joseph Whitman on the south : the 
Town hath yet som Right in the lower part of the neck 
which is not yet devided. 

by mee John Corey, Clerk 

Know all men whom these may concerne That all those 
men y' have medow at y'' east neck next to Santepaug : 
have layd out their medow : this 30"' of June 168 1. And 
when they were about it : after a vew of it : they Resolve 
mutually to lay out their lots acrose y'' neck : and doe agree 
y* their Cart ways shall goe throu every mans medow as 
their need shall Require without being counted any tres- 
passe to any man. provided y' they soe keepe to their 
severall cart ways and as need Require to mend them. 
And not to spoyle any mans medow by making divers ways 
throu it: which shall be counted a trespasse if don : after 
warning given to y^' contrary : by y" party wronged this 
they agree on in the behalfe of them selves & their suc- 
cessers : 

This being agreed as afore said. They lay out their 
medow accordingly and cast lots for their shares as shall 
be found on Record in this Book : By me John Corey Re- 
corded, who being one of y*" afore sd : in the behalfe of 
Epenetus platt 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 69.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 303 

[JOHN BATES'S LANDS— EAST NECK, SOUTH.] 

[1681, June 30.] 

Jun. 30. 1 68 1. John Bats 

The Record of the medow of John Bats lying- on y« south 
sid of y*" Island on A neck comonly called the east neck : 
and joyning next to Santapaug est side : the parcels iayd 
out are four. The firs devition : is on the west side of the 
neck and also called the first lot of the first devition : be- 
gining at y'' north end of the salt marsh it being ten Rods 
broad and bounded with the lot of John brush on the 
south : the lot of Richard Brush on y" North the Creek on 
the west and Runing to the midell of the middell of the 
neck east ward. The second devision is also on y'^ same 
side of y" neck and is five Rods broad & bounded with the 
lot of John Samous on the south and the lot of waiter 
nokes on the north, the Creeke on the west and Runing to 
the midell of the neck east ward. 

The first devisioti on the est side of y" neck which is the 
third parcell is bounded on the south with the lot of John 
Sammons and on the North with y"" lot of y'' town. 

The fourth parcell is also on the east side of y^ neck : 
bound with the lot of Walter nokson the south, and the lot 
of John Brush the north and is six Rods broad and is 
bounded on the East with the Creek and Runing west 
ward to the middell of the neck : The fore mentioned 
third parsell is eight Rods broad and Runeth from the 
East Creeke or fore mentioned Creeke to the middell of 

the neck west ward. , Also a certain parcell of medow 

at the lower end of the neck not yet devided where in the 
fore said John bats hath a right according to proportion : 
All the fore mentioned medow doth belong to the lot that 
was formerly Mark Megges : by me 

John Corey Rec""" 
{Deeds, Vol I, p. 11.) 



304 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RICHARD BRUSH'S LANDS— EAST NECK, 
SOUTH.] 

[1681, June 30.] 

Jun 30: 1 68 1. Richard Brush 

The Record of y* medows of Richard Brush lying and on 
y*^ south sid of y*" Island one part of his medow lyeth on 
y^ east neck next joyning to Santepaug it being in five 
parsels : The first devfsion is on the west side of y'' neck it 
being, eight Rods and a half Broad and bounded as follow- 
eth on the south with a litell creek that cometh out of 
y^ great Creek neer the mould holes, and on the north 
with y*" lot of Thomas Brush : on the west with the grate 
creeke and Runing to the midell of the Neck east ward. 
The second parsell is also on the west side of the neck it 
being foure Rods Broad : it being bound on the south with 
y*^ lot of John Bats: and on the north with the lot of 
Thomas Brush with y° Creek on the west; and Runing 
East ward to y'' middell of y*" neck. 

third parsell lying on the same side of y^ neck which is 
allowed by the compeny to Richard Brush : And Thomas 
brush to mend their west side lots and is Bounded on the 
south with Joseph whitmans north lot : and then Runing 
north ward to the Endian : old foot path : with the creeke 
on the west and the woods on the east : As also the fourth 
parsell lying on the est side of the neck which is six rods 
wide : bounded with the lot of Jonas wood on the south : 
withe y'^ lot of Epenetus plat on the north with the Creek 
on the est and Runing to the middill of y*" neck west ward: 
And the fift parcel is bounded with the lot of Jonas wood 
on the south and the lot of Joseph whitman on the north: 
with the creek on the est and Runing to the middell of the 
neck westward it being eight Rods broad it being also on 
y"^ est side of the neck : Note that the lower end of the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 305 

neck is not yet devided where in tlie said 1^- Brusli hath a 
Right also. • by me John Corey, Rec"" 

(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 73) 



[LANDS OF JONAS WOOD— EAST NECK, SOUTH.] 

[168 1, June 30.] 
The Records of Jonas Woods J'""" medow on east neck. 

the medow belonging to Jonas wood J'" which lyeth on 
the east neck which neck is next to Santepaiig on the east 
side : The fore mentioned medow is layd out in four par- 
sels and Bounded as followeth : the first parsell is on y*" 
west side of y" neck in y'' salt marsh it being nine Rods 
broad : y' lot of John Brush on y'^ north: the lot of John 
Sammons on y' south side and the creek on y'^^ west and 
Runing east ward to y' middell of the neck. The second 
parsell is also on y^ west side of y'' neck it being six Rods 
Broad and bounded on \'' north \vith the Town lot: and on 
the south w^ y' lot of Walter Noks and with the Creek on 
y*" west and Runing to the middel of the neck east ward : 
The third parsell is lying on the east side of the same neck 
in y*" lower deyition and Bounded on the south with the 
lot of John Brush : on y" north with y'" lot of Richard 
Brush on y*" east with the Creek and Runing to y" middell 
of y" neck west ward it being nine Rods broad : — The 
fourth parsell is also on y*" east side of y" same neck and 
toward the woods, it being seaven rods Broad and 
bounded on )'" south with the lot of John Brush : and on 
the north with y*' lot of Richard Brush and with the Creek 
on y*" east and Runing west ward to y'' middel of y^ neck. 
The lower end of all y"" neck not yet devided, where in the 
said Jonas hath also A Right acording to proportion : Jun 
*^ 30, 1 68 1 by mee 

John Corey Rec' 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 79.) 



3o6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LANDS OF JOHN BRUSH— EAST NECK, 

'SOUTH.] 

[1681, June 30.] 

Jun 30: 168 1. Recorded — John Brush. 

The medow that belongeth to John brush lying on y^ 
east neck next east ward joyning to Santepaug : The first 
parsell Iving on y*' west side of y" above sd. East Neck in 
y^' sault marsh and bounded oji the south with lot of Jonas 
wood and on the north with the lot of John bats, with y'' 
creek on the west and Runing eastward in sault and fresh 
to y*^ middell of the neck ; it being seaven Rods broad : 
The second parsell is also on y'' same neck on the west side, 
it being foure Rods broad and Bounded on the south with 
y'= lot of Epenetus platt, on the north with \'' lot of Edward 
kecham : with the Creek on the west, and Runing east 
ward to the Avoods or midell of the neck ; The third par- 
sell is lying on the east side of y' neck: the above sd. east 
neck, it being six Rods and a halfe broad bounded on y"-' 
south with the lot of Thomas Brush and on the north with 
the lot of Jonas Wood : The Creek on y" east and Runing 
west ward to the middell of the neck- 

The fourth lot or parsell is lying on the same side of the 
above sd. east neck it being five Rods broad and bounded 
wilh the lot of John Bats on 3^'' south side and on the North 
side with y' lot of Jonas wood : The Creek on v" east and 
Runing west ward to y' middell of the neck : As also a 
Right in a parsell of medow at the lower end of the same 
neck not vet dcvided 

by me John Corey, Rec"' 
(Deeds, Vul. l,p. 89.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 307 

[LANDS OF EPENETUS PLATT— EAST NECK, 

SOUTH.] 

[168 1, June 30. J 

The 30 of Jun. 168 1. Epenetus Piatt. 
The Record of y'' medow belonging Epenetus platt and 
lying on y'' south side of the Island : on a neck called the 
est neck next to Santepaug estward. the fore mentioned 
medow is layd out in fower parcels the first is on the west 
side of y*^ neck in y"^ south marsh it being ; nine ; Rods 
Broad and Bounded with the town lot on the north and 
with the lot of waiter noks on the south side : with the 
creek on the west and- Runing estward to the middell of 
the neck : The second parsell is also on the west side of y" 
neck bounded on the south with the Town Lott : and on 
y^ north with the lott of John Brush : it being six Rods 
Broad Bounded with y*^ creek on the west and Runing to 
the middill of y" neck est ward : The third parsell is on 
the est side of the neck it being nine Rods and a halfe 
Broad and bounded on the south with y*" lot of Richard 
Brush and on the north with the lot of John Sammous with 
the creek on the est. and Runing to the middell of the 
neck westward. The fourth parsell is also on the est side 
of the neck ; it Being five Rods and a halfe Broad and 
Bounded on the south with y"^ lot of John Samous : on the 
north with y'' lot of waiter noks with the creeke on the est 
and Runing to the middell of the neck west ward. 
As also haveing a Right of pro. to the lower end of the 
neck not yet devided. 

By me John Corey, Reco"" 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 75.) 



308 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LANDS OF JOSEPH WHITMAN, EAST NECK, 
SOUTH.] 

[1681.] 

1 68 1. The Record of Joseph Whitmans medow. 
The medow belonging to Joseph whitman lying on the 
east neck on y*" south sid of y*" Island on y"" east sid oft he 
Creeck : The first parsell is on the east sid of y'^ neck it be- 
ing eight Rods broad and bounded on y*" south with the 
Town lot and on the north with the lot of John Sammous 
and on y® east with y*^ medow of Thos. Brush and a littel 
creek the second parsell is also on y*" same side of y*" neck 
and bounded on the south with Richard brush : and on y® 
north with the Town lot : with the Creek on y'' east and 
Runing west w^ard to the middell of y*^ neck it being eleven 
rods broad as also a Right in the lower end of y*" neck not 
yet devided. 

by me John Corey Reco"" 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 85.) 



[THE MINISTER'S RATES WHICH THOMAS 
POWELL REFUSED TO PAY.] 

[1681.] 

thomas powell* debter to y*^ minister Rates as appears by 
y*" accounts following : 

n y*" yeare 1676 . . . ... 

n y'' yeare 1677 dewe .... 

n y® yeare 1678 dewe .... 

n y*^ yeare 1679 dew ..... 

n y*' yeare 1680 dew , . . . 
in y"' yeare 168 1 dew 

8 15 10 
{Court Rec.,p. 414.) 

[*Elsewhere we noted the fact that Thomas Powell was a 
Quaker, and as such he refused to pay the tax annually levied 



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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 309 

[SETTLEMENT'OF THE ESTATE OF ADAM 
WHITEHEAD.] 

[1681, July 12.] 

Whare as Adam Whithead late ot Huntington deceased, 
y^ last end of augost 1681 and left some small estate behind 
him. The then present Constable as law did direct take an 
Inventory there of and an Aprisement also which did amount 
to iJ"i2 : 07s : 0(5' : And did with all set up proclemation that 
who so ever y*" deceased were in debted to should bring in 
their just debt to y'' Constable the which being don his 
debts appers to be £2 los. id.: and that his just debts 
may be payed and y'' Remainder Rightly disposed of to 
the next In Relation : The present Conste. & overseers doe 
order, as foUoweth that John Inckison father-in-law to y'^ 
dessesed shall administer of y'' Estate, and pay out of y'' es- 
tate first all Just debts : And y' he shall pay to Thomas 
whithead 3^ : and to y*" 2 sisters £2 15s. each sister and y® 
Remainder being ;i^i 6s. 11 d.: The said John Inckison to 
have for his pains and trouble provided that y'^ said John 
Inckison give his bond to y*" Constable and over seers for 
the true parformance here of according to the true Intend- 
ment of y*^ Con'"'^. & over seers And that the sd John Incki- 
son shall pay the sums to Thos. whithead brother to the 

for the support of a Puritan minister. As has been already 
stated, the Duke's Laws compelled the people of the towns to 
build churches and support the ministry, and at a later period , 
the Court of Assize made an order that the ministers' rates 
should be paid by those whose property was assessed for taxa- 
tion, whether they believed in the particular form of worship 
maintained or not. It is evident from the purport of several 
records that there was a bitter feeling here against Thomas 
Powell on account of his refusal to pay the church rates. I 
think some of his property was finally sold to meet the charge. 
It may be here mentioned that, under the Duke's Laws, to ex- 
plicitly " deny the true God " was punishable by death. — C, 
R. S.] 



3 TO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

deseassed and Jemima and Elizabeth Whithead sisters to 
the deceased, when he corns to the cage of 21 years and to 
the sisters at eighteen years or at the day of their marriage. 

Constable Jonathan Rogers 
( Thos. wicks 
"T) Huntington Overseers < Thos. whitson 

July 12^'' 1681. ( Thos. powell 

this is a true Copie of the originall Compared by me 

John Corey, Clerk. 
{Court Bee, p. 256.; ^ 

Bee it known to all whome it may conserne that I Jona- 
than Lewis of huntington doe acknowledg to have Re- 
ceived full satisfaction for that part of y^ estate which Adam 
whithead deceased left to Jemimah whithead his sd. sister 
who now being y*' wife of me Jonathan Lewis I doe owne 
y® above sd. as witnesse my hand. 

Jonathan Lewes 
p John Corey, Clark, december 31. 1683 
{Court Bee, p. 4:16.) 



[DEED. JOHN FINCH TO NICHOLAS ELLIS.] 

[1681, July 15.] 

The Record of Nicholas EUes This deed of gift is 

made voyd all but 
y^ medow owned by 
John finch and Nic- 
olas EUes to me John 
Corey Recor*^ 
To all Cssian, peopell to whome this p'"sent writing shall 
come I John finch: of huntington upon long Island in y^ 
est Riding of yorkshire husbandman : have of my owne 
voUentary and free will given and granted being in my 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 311 

power so to doe. unto Nicolas EUes of Huntington upon 
long Island in y*" est Riding of yorkshire afore sd. husband 
man : part of my home lot : sittuate and lying in hunting- 
ton afore, sd. the lot of Thorn'' whitson on the east side y*" 
frunt to y" hieway or street the nort or noreweast my lot 
the Reare the woods in commondge the length sisty sea- 
ven Rods the Breadth nine Rod and half with what fruit 
trees is with in that Compas, I say all my Right title and 
Intrust in that part of m}- home lott ; with a hundred 
pound Right of Comonadge. and four acres of medow or 
my halfe part of medow lying and being on the south side 
of y*" Island on A neck of medow called by the name of y'^ 
littell east neck I say all y*^ fore mentioned lands, medows 
and pastures : and every part and parcell there of I the 
afore named John finch *'""' : have alinated and estranged 
from me my heirs executors administrators and assignes 
unto the sd. Nicolas EUes his heirs executors administra- 
tors and assignes for ever to have hould use occopie and 
injoy without any fraud trouble or molestation : of any 
person or persons what soevei; together with all previledgs 
proffits or Revencus there to belonging or ever here after 
shall belong : by any way or means what so-ever, only I 
the said John finch doth Resarve libarty to live in the hous 
with Nicollas Elles and mary his wife : after he have built 
on, for the terme of my life : if the sd. Nicolas and mary 
his wife chance so long to live : and stay or live in hun- 
tington : but if the said Nicollas elles chanch to leave 
huntington and should sel the fore mentioned premises or 
any part or parcell, there of that then I the sd John finch 
senr qj- ^^y g^j-^ John fiucli J"' or either of our assignes shall 
have the first Refusall : of such sale so tendered at an other 
mans price in witnesse whereof I have here unto sot my 
hand and scale in the 15 day of July : In y" t,} yeare of his 
Maties Raine and in y'' yeare of our lord 1681. 

John finch 



312 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

signed sealed and in y^ 
presents of the mark of 
AlesxBaylye 
Joseph Baylye. 



This is A true copie extracted of the 
originall by. 

mee John Corey Rec"" 



(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 77. 



[DEED. ABIAL TITUS TO RICHARD BRUSH.] 

[1 68 1, July 1 8.] 

This writing witnesseth y' I abiall Titus of huntington in 
3^'' est Riding of yorkshier on long Island : have for a Rea- 
sonable consideration alredy Received in hand sould a 
Cartain parsell of medow lying on y*" south side of y" 
Island unto Richard Brush ?t being bounded as foUoweth : 
it being y'^ south est corner of m}' medow containing about 
halfe an acre be it more or be it lesse : it is neere or alto- 
gether compessed with a littel creek from all the Rest of 
my medow : on y'^ est side with y'' lot of Thom^ Brush : 
with y'' Sound on y*" south : I the above sd. abiall Titus 
have barganed sould estranged and made over from me 
my heu-es executors, administrators and assignes all my 
Right title and intrest that I have in & to the medow 
above mentioned unto Richard Brush hisheires executors, 
administrators and asignes to have and to hold and peaca- 
bly to Injoy for ever as witnesse iBof July i68i. as witnesse 
my hand 

Abiel Titus 
John Core Recor'''" witnes. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p.Td.) 



HUNTINCJTON TOWN RECORDS. 313 

[DEED. BENJAMIN JONES TO THOMAS FLEET.] 

[168 1, July 27.] 

July 27. 1681. Thomas ffleetts, Record of half neck 
medow. 

This writing witnesseth to whom it may cohsern y* I 
Benjemcn Jones : of huntington in 3'' East Riding of york 
shire on long Island husband man : have for a reasonable 
consideration alredy Recaived in hand, whare of and 
where with I am fully satisfied and payed : sould all my 
Right title & intrust that I have in a one hundred pound 
Right of medow : unto Cap'" Thomas ffleett of y'' above 
sd. towne and Riding. The above sd. medow is lying on 
y'' south sid of y'' Island : on the west side of y'' halfe neck 
and bounded with the lot of Moses Scuder, on the south: 
and with the Creek on y" west. 

I the above sd. benjemen Jones have sould * * * * 
me mv heirs executors administrators or asignes : Unto 
the above sd. Cap'" Thomas ffleett his heirs Executors ad- 
ministrators or assignes all my Right title and intrust that 
I have in }''' above said medow : all the Right that I have 
on that neck : and 3' above sd. Jones doe bind m3'selfe, 
m3- heirs executors administrators or assigns from molest- 
ing troubling or hindering him y' above sd ffleett or his 
heires or successors And b3' vertue of these he ma3^ have 
use occopie and injo3' ^^^^ above said medow for ever: to 
the premises above written I have set to m3' hand In 
the presents of. 

John Core, Reco' Benjaimin Jones. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 81.) 



314 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOSEPH WHITMAN TO EDWARD 
KETCHAM.] 

[1681, Aug. 2.] 

The Record of Edward kecham 

This writing testefieth to whome it may consern that I 
Joseph Whitman of hiintington in y'^ east Riding of york 
sheir on long Island have sold unto Edward Kecham of 
the above sd. town and Riding towparselsof medow lying 
on the south side of y' Island on A neck called y'^ east neck 
next to santepaug. The firs parsell is in the sault marsh it 
being eight Rods broad : and Bounded with the Town lot 
on y'' south : and the lot of John Samons on y'' North and 
with y*^ Creek on the west and Runing to y'' middell of the 
neck east ward : boath sault and fresh : The second parsell is 
also eight Rods Broad and bounded with y'' woods on the 
north side and also one parsell of medow belonging to 
Thomas B. and Richard Brush lying on one part of the 
fore sd. north side : bounded also on the east with the 
woods in Comonege : and with lot of John Brush on y^ 
south side : and with the Creek on the west end. 

The tow : fore mentioned parsels of medow I the above 
sd. Joseph witman have barganed sould alienated and es- 
tranged : for a reasonable consideration alredy Receaived 
in hand where of and where with I doe acknowledge my 
self fully satisfied, contented and payed : from me my heires 
executors administrators and assignes unto Edward Kecham 
his heirs — executors administrators and assisfnes to have 
hold use ocupie posses and peacably to Injoy for ever : to 
witnesse the truth of the above written premises I have 
here unto set my hand this 2 day of augost 168 1. 
It is to be under stood the two 
parsels of medow above mentioned 
are boath lying on y*" west side 



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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 315 

of the east neck, fower words 
scratched out ; in y"" fift line ^"'- 
fore the signing here ot vvitnesse 

John Core Reco' 

Joseph Whitman 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 83.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[168 1, Sept. 24.] 

Sept. 24, 1 68 1. 

At a town meeting, legally warned, it was voted to make 
choice of one or two men to be deputies to act in the town's 
behalf with the Assembly that in this place shall meet to 
consider of such things as shall be thought good for the 
publick. 

The day first above written Capt. Thomas Fleet and 
Isaac Piatt are chosen deputies for this town.* 

[Copy from an original recorded at p. 48 of the Court 
Records. Copied and inserted in the revision in the year 

1873-] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 93 and Court Bee, p. 48.) 

[*There was at this period discontent and hostility in all the 
towns growing out of the arbitrary and tyrannical conduct of 
the then Colonial Governor, Sir Edmund Andross. The peo- 
ple had little voice in public affairs, and to protest against this 
state of things, assemblies of the people met to discuss public 
matters. It was such an assembly that was now called to meet 
in Huntington, and to which Thomas Fleet and Isaac Piatt 
were chosen deputies. The callinc^ of this assembly was a bold 
move, for in April previous, Isaac Piatt, Epenetus Piatt, Samuel 
Titus, Jonas Wood and Thomas Weeks, allot Huntington, were 
arrested and put in prison in New York without trial, on a 
charge of having attended meetings for the purpose of devis- 
ing means for redressing public grievances. The recall of 
Andross to England prevented further aggressive measures. — 
C. R. S.] 



3l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JONATHAN SCUDDER TO JONAS 
WOOD. Jr.] 

[1 68 1, Oct. 3.] 

This writing witnesseth to whom it may conserne that I 
Jonathan Scudder of huntington in y*" east Riding of new 
3'ork on long Island have sould a certain parsell of land 
lying and being in y"* east feild unto Jonas Wood J""' of y® 
sd. town & Riding for a reasonable consideration alredy 
Rcceved in hand whare of and where with I doe acknoul- 
cdg my self full}^ satisfied, contented and payed, I sa}- I 
have Barganed sold and made over frome me my heirs ex- 
ecutors admi* and assignes unto Jonas Wood afore sd. his 
heirs executors administrators and asignes y'^ fore sd. land 
foure acres be it more or be it less bounded as foUoweth 
3''^ south with y" cart way : y'' west with y'^ lot of Cap'" 
Joseph bayly y*" noth to y*" woods in Common, y" east with 
y"* lot of Jonathan harnet and further I the fore sd. Jonathan 
Scudder doe ingadge my self my heirs executors, admin"" 
and assignes to bare harmelesee and undemnefied the fore 
sd. Jonas wood his heirs, executors administrators and 
asignes from any person or persons y* shall la}' any just 
or lawfuU claime to y'' fore sd. land y' he y'' sd, Jonas wood 
and his may hold it in quiat posession for ever, as witness 
my hand this 3 of October 1681. 

Jonathan Scudder. 
John Corey Rec"" 

{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 79.) 



[TROUBLE WITH THE INDIANS.] 

[1681, Oct, 10.] 

huntington Could Spring ''' 10 of October 1681 John Robi- 
son being about y'" age of 27 years saith upon oath y* on y^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 317 

7 day of this present month at niglit. An Indean named 
pan was, demanded his gun of me and I Refused and Tom 
y"' endian in y'" mean time stole a gun from me which was 
in poun for debt or took it from me and hide y^ sd. gun ; 
and came & helped pauwas against mee and y" sd. Tom 
had pauwas fetch y'' pail & he would fill it with Rum, and 
so when they had drank yUhey would have more and when 
they had drunk y' they came and broke open y'' dore and 
Roulled out y'' Barrill of Rum, while they did it two other 
Indians named memicksieys and Ahunshin they garded 
me with their guns coked threatening to shoot mee if I 
Resisted Ahunshing bad me bring out my tobackah and 
my venison which accordingly I did; not daring to Refuse 
further more whilest they were drinking out y'' paile of 
Rum I hid an Anker of Rum abroad : which they found 
y*' sd Anker of Rum ; and ware seen the next morning by 
another Indean named whatnews a drinkiny: the Rum, and 
the Rum and anker be gone from me, but in y'' night afore 
sd. I be in afraide of our lives my wife with me shut our 
selves in y*" inward Rome the Indians Broake open the 
dower upon us ; and took what they pleased and went 
forth to drinking in the mean while we locked our cheasts 
or boxes, and flced privetlv at a back dore to huntington 
in y*" night for Relief, they also broke my windows it is to 
understood that the}^ broke in to the Rome twice before 
Wee fleed thretned to abuse my wife and thrust her against 
y° wall and threw about a peck of salt upon m.y child in y" 
bead and when they went out I bared the dore and fleede 
as afore sd. privetly while wee ware gone they broke open 
the windowes and dore and tooke what they pleased ; and 
spoyled our linen with treading in y'' durt and with grapes 
they stayned them, but to give a perticuler acount of our 
loss and damege I cannot yet doe. 
{Court Records, p. 356.) 

[1681, Oct. 10.] 
huntington Cold spring, October 10: 1681. Jane Robison 



3l8 HUNTINCrrON TOWN RECORDS. 

being about y'' age of 2^ yers saith upon [oath] that upon 
y^' 7 day of this present month that indens named Tom & 
pauwas desired to see a gun that we had in keeping that 
they might shew their friend how it was broke and was to 
be stocked by John Robison my husband, which gun was 
to ly in paun ; for debt which gun as soon as Recaived En- 
dian Tom Run away with ; and after the departure of david 
scudder which was then present the indian named pauwas 
asked me for his gun pretending as if he would goc away. 
I told him there was his gun he might take it and he toke 
it up and went into y"" inward Rome and said he must have 
another gun and tooke my husbands gun : but my husband 
Refused to let him have his gun, pauwas said he would 
have it my husband striving to keep his own gun then in 
came Tom and memipeys and they toke his gun from him 
by force and gave them to memipeys to keep and he keept 
the 3 guns and when we ware disarmed one said to y® 
other fetch y" pail I fearing they would draw Rum I put 
out y° light, and fasned the dore ; but memipeys secured 
my husband notwith standing he y'^ sd. Tom broke up y® 
dore and drew about a paile full of Rum and spilt agreat 
quantiety besides this don they went into y*" bushies with 
y® Rum but presently turned again and sd. they would 
make us yeld to them for they would drink by the fire like 
men. and as they did drink they macked us saying com 
and drink with us and why doe you not shout us, or com 
and shout us, when as they had our gun, so we shut our- 
selves in y'' inward Rome and bared the dore ; we haveing 
an anker of Rum : formerly drawn out my husband caryed 
it ot a back dore and hide in y" bushesh. then we locked 
our things and lay down on y'' bead when they had dis- 
posed of y*^ Rum by drinking or other they came and 
staved at the dore with their guns and I held y'^ dore with 
an yorn crow with all my might in y*' meene time my hus- 
band looking throw a crives of the clabords to see how 
they did act : they presed hard at y*" dore and thretned to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3^9 

shout US my husband said to me for gods sake open y'' dore 
or they' shout us, so 1 left y^' dore and they broke it open 
and came in ; and my husband came out of y^" bead Rome 
to perswade them to forbare and I stept into y^ bead Rom 
thinking to preserve my child and to save the Rum that 
was left in y^ barrell and pauwas broke in upon me and 
the other 3 endians keept my husband from helping me ; 
and I striving to save my child and the Rum, they hunched 
me and thrust mee against y'' wall and shelf and barrell 
which caused me to cry murther : my husband prayed 
me to com out if I could so I got out and beged he would 
not kill my child, but he took up a salt box of about a pecke 
of salt in it and threw it upon my child ; but y^ pillows 
preserved it, it was but little hurt: then they Rouled out 
y bariU of Rum then I took up my child to ascape and I 
heard them say they would have more things yet and 
heard them also command my husband to bring them his 
venison, my husband stop to the back dore to me and told 
me wee' must fly to huntington to save our hves for they 
did cok their guns at me and he would make fast the dores, 
so wee went to huntington in y^" night for Releife and I 
came home again the next morning. I finding my hous Ran- 
sacked my things spoyled that they left my child bed hnen 
spoiled and trod in y^^ durt my bed tumbled up and thrown 
about but to give a just acountof our losses as yet I cannot 
wee have los't a considerable quantety of mony, in wam- 
pom and silver, 2 blankits and a coat that we now know 

wanting. . . 

the anker of Rum is now found in the time of the wntmg 
of this saide, wanting about a gallon of Rum out of it ; it 
was removed from y^' place that my husband set it; and 
was hide in y'' swamp and further saith not. 
{Court Records, pp. 357-8.) 



320 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[COURT RECORD. RICHARD WHITE vs. 
RICHARD BETTS.] 

• [1681, Oct. 17.] 

At Acourt held in hunting-ton in y^ Est-Riding of 
October New York by his Mag'* authoryty The members 
1 7- 1 68 1 where of are Mr Jonas Wood Jus'" of y'^ peace. 

Mr Wood Refused to sit. 

Jonathan Rogers, Constable. 

Thomas powell ) 
1 Thomas Wicks j- over seers. 

Thos. Whissen ) 

Richard Whitte plen** against Richard Botts, 

de*^'"' in an accion of the case. 

Richard White pleads y* where as he formerly was 
bound for Richard Bots aperanc at y'^ session Court in 
South hold : y*" sd Richard White find his securety not 
sufifitient where upon there is Charge arrisen by his ob- 
taining suficent security. 

The Court finds for y*" plenf that y*" defendant shall pay 
unto y'' plen*' 9^ with cost of sute. 

The Charges. 
for y*" halfe of 2 days expended about giveing 

in bond 

for I'' payd y" Recorder for Recording y'" bond 
for I** 6^ y° Constable for attaching y*" sloope 

for better seciu-ity .... 
for I day expended about y" above sd . 
for P6''forsomoning Ric'' Bots to town Court 
{Court Bee, p. 258.; 



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[TOWN MEETING.] 
[1681, Oct. 31.] 

October the 31. 168 1 
At a town meeting it was voated and granted that 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 32 1 

Thomas Powell should take up sixteen acres of land be- 
tween J'' land of Samuell woods lot and y*^ east ieild. 
the same first above writen : it was also voated and granted 
y*^ Thomas Wicks shall take up foure acres and a half of 
land adjoyning to Thomas powells land aflore said, 
the same day it was voated and granted y' Samuell Wood 
shall take up ten acars of land adjoining to Tho' powells 
land afore sd. 

the day above sd. it was voat and granted : y' Jonathan 
Miller shall take up six acars of land joyning to Samuell's 
land afore sd. 

the same day it was voated and granted v* Thomas Whit- 
son shall take up ten acares of land by Jonathan Miller and 
Samuell Woods land aforesaid. 

the same day it was voated and granted v' Robert Can- 
field shall take up six acres of land by Richard Whites 
land in the west neck 

The day afore said it was voated and granted that Robr' 
Arther shall take up six acars of land next to Robert Can- 
feilds land afore sd. 

The day above said it was voated and granted that Mr 
Jonas Wood sen' shall take up ten acars of land towards 
his division it lying on y'' south side of stonv brook path 
on the East side of y^ town. 

Book A.- 74 — . 
the day above sd. it was voated and granted y' Isac plat 
shall take up sixteen or eighteen acres of land towards his 
division it lying on boath sides of Jonathan harnets grown 
up hollow : on y'^ north side of Stony brook path, 
the day above written it was voated and granted that 
Joseph Baylye shall take up six acres of land towards his 
division it lying at stony brook joyning to his land there, 
it is to bee understood that all y' severall parsells of land is 
land of division above written 

by me John Corey Record. 



322 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

October 31. 1681. 

at a town meeting the day above said it was voated and 
granted that James Chichester senior shall take up foure 
acres of land towards his dcvision it lying on y'' west side 
of y'' head of v' Cove on y' East Neck 

The dav above written it was voated and granted that 
Steven Jarvis Jun'' shall take up six acres of land towards 
his division it Iving about y" midell of y'' east Neck by 
abriery swamp. 

The same day it was voated and granted v* Robert Cran- 
feild shall tak up three acres of land towards his division 
it lying on y' east neck and joyning to the land of Steven 
Jarvis afore said. 

The day above sd. it was voated and granted that Jona- 
than Rogers shall take up 16 or eighteen acres of land 
towards his division it lying on y"' west neck on y'-' south 
side of y'' Cove over against John Teeds land which lyeth 
on y'' north sid of y'' cove. 

the day above said it was voated and granted y* Edward 
kecham shall tak up three acres of land towards his divi- 
sion it lying at ye East end of wigwam swamp if not 
prejidditiall to y*" town. 

The same day it was voated and granted that Samuell 

kecham shall take up 4 acres of land at y' cove joyning to 

John Sammous land, y'' south end or sid of it: part of it is 

swamp. The sd four acres of land is towards his division. 

Entered New Book A page 75. 

{Toivn Meetings, Vol. I, pp. 95-6.) 



[1681, Nov. I.] 

Thomas fflectts mark y' he gives his Creatures is A ci^op 
on y"^^ neere ear and 2 slits in y'" crop. 

Thomas ffleet son of Cap'" Thomas ffleet was maried to 
Esther parat the first of november in y*^ yeare 1681. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 81.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 323 

[DEED. JOHN FINCH, Sen., TO NICHOLAS 
ELLIS.] 

[168 1, Nov. 13.] 

Nicalos Elles. 

To all Cptian peopell to whome these psents shall com. I 
John Finch sen' of huntington upon long Island in y^ est 
Riding of yorkshier Mariner hav^e of my owne voUentary 
& free will given and granted being in my own power so 
to doe unto my son in law Nicollas Elles of huntington 
upon long Island in y'^ east Riding of york sheir afore said 
husband man all my Right title and intrust in my hous and 
home lott y* I now live in formerly in y*' tenor or occopa- 
tion of Trustrum hedges & purchased of me of y'^ town of 
hunting : at avandue I say all my Right title and intrust in 
y*. hous and home lot y* is with in my fence from y* place 
whare y'' petition fence Runs between y*" lot y* was for- 
merly in y'^ tenor or occupation of caleb wood : and so toy** 
hie way y* leadeth to y*^ harbour & so to y*^ lot or land of 
Robart arthers y* I sold to gorge Belding togather with all 
Rights and tittels of Comonage there unto be longing or 
ever after shall be long to y° sd. pr-mises : or any part or 
parsell there of except what I sould unto gorge Holding 
y*^ he elinated to y'^ fore sd. arther, but all y'-' Rest : viz : 
My hous garding home lot and Comonadge theree unto 
belonging Which is a two hundred pound Right by denom- 
ination I y" fore sd. John finch ''''"'. have alinated by these 
presents all my Right title and intrust from me my heirs 
executors administrators and assignes with foure acres of 
medow be it more or lesse : or y^ half preportion of medow 
y* I have on a necke of medow on y'^ south side of y'' Island 
comonly called by y® name of y'' littel est neck unto Nicolas 
Elles his heirs, executors administrators and assignesse : 
To have and to hold for Ever without any hinderance of 
him y** sd. John finch sen. or any Claiming from by or 



32 1- HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

under him in consideration where of y" fore sd. Nicolas, 
doe promis and ingage at y^ sealing & delivery here of to 
Resigne up unto y*" fore mentioned John finch ser. y* part 
of lot with its hundred pound Right of comonadge : with 
its former deed of gift to be in his own power and disposell : 
and I y"" fore sd John finch senr y*" giver of y® fore men- 
tioned premises doe Reserve Hberty if he see cause to Uve 
in y'' hous with Nicollas EUes and mary his wife as long as 
they or either of them live in huntington : for y*" true per- 
formence of y'' afore mentioned, I have here unto sot my 
hand and seal this 13'^ of novemher : in y'' 33 yeare of his 
j^^ties Reign and in y" yeare of our lord 1681 : According 
to y*" Computation of The Curch of England. 

John finch 

the marK of 

Roger XGUINT This deed of gift was owned 

Joseph Bayly. by John finch se' above sd. 

to me to be his act and deed 
before y*^ Recording of it 
John Corey Rec'' 
This is a true copie compered with y'' originall by me 
John Corey, Record. The fore sd. nicolles Elles did own 
to me y* he Resined up the deed formerly made all but y® 
medow which is also given in this and is y*^ true intent. 

John Core Record 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 93.) 



[THE BROTHERTON FAMILY RECORD.] 

[i68i,Nov. 17.] 

William Broderton sonn of william broderton was Borne 
yt jjth Qf may in y'' yeer 1678. 

John Broderton sonn of william broderton was borne the 
first day of may in y' yeer 1686. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 325 

Mary Broderton was borne y ly^^' of november in y*^ yeer 
of our lord 1681. 

{Surveys, p. 160.) 



[COURT CHARGES.] 



[168 1, Nov. 21.] 

Nov. 21. 1 68 1. 
Thomas Higbie against Sarah Griffin 

The charges of y'^ cort afore sd. anseth as followeth. 

lor v'= Constable and 3 overseers 
for the entry y'' accion and judgment 
for entry of 7 testimonys 
for y'^' entry of y*^ accounts andcharges 
for y'' constable summoning Thomas ) 
higbe & Samuell Griffin to court ) 
for supeny for witnes 
for entring a venere 

for y'' Constable Troubels in taking bond 
{Court Eec , p. 3S1.) 



£ 


s. 


d. 





07 


06 





05 


06 





04 


06 





03 


00 





03 


00 





00 


06 





01 


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01 


06 



[DEED. JONN FINCH, Sen., TO JOHN FINCH, Jr., 
THENCE TO EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[168 1, Nov. 30.] 

A Record of y*" deed of gift to John ffinch Ju^ 
To all Cspian peopell to whome these p'sents shall com I 
John ffinch of huntington m y' east Riding of yorkshire 
Marriner : did by mine indever purches an acomandation 
or a tow hundred pound alotment of one Samuell davis. 



326 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

then of faire feild Within y* Colony of Conyticott with all 
its Rits and previlledges boath of upland and medow also 
on more a lotment of y" town of huntington at a vandue 
formerly in y« tenor or ocupation of one trustrum hodges, 
with all its Rights and previledges both of upland and 
medow which rite of upland both hous and home lot with 
all its Rights and previledge y* doth or ever here after may 
there to belong : with half my Rite of medow on a neck of 
medow on y° south side of y* Island called by y® name of 
y* litel east neck formerly belonging to y* Alotment pur- 
chased of Samuell davis : afore sd : I have past away by 
deed of gift unto my son in law Nicolas EUes : And what 
so ever y*^ I John finch sen"" have not past away as afore sd : 
I doe by this deed of gift pas over by this deed of gift unto 
my dugtyfuU son John ffinch Jun"" after my deseas; his 
heirs and sucsessers for ever that is to say my home lot & 
orchyard, situat & lying in huntington adjoyningt o y® lot 
of Thomas Whitson with all its Rits and priveledge of lands 
devided & undevided : as also eight acars of medow lying 
on y^ south side of y® Island on aneck called by y^ name of 
santepaug which is a tow hundred Rite of medow formerly 
belonging to y® lot of trustum hedgges : with my other 
half share or hundred pound Rite of medow on a neck of 
medow called by y** name of y*' litle east neck, always be- 
longing to y* purchesed of Samuell davis afore mentioned : 
I say all my Rite titel and intrust in my two hundred 
pounds Rite of upland : with home lot & orchyard with y^ 
fore mentioned three hundred pound Rite of medow land, 
I have past as afore sd to my well beloved and dutyfull son 
John fifinch Jun"" he his heirs executors administrators and 
assignes. To have and to hold forever, and doe by these 
p'"sents according to y*" custom of y"" law of England before 
y" sealing & deliverying : deliver unto my beloved son on 
iron pottadg putt in lew of y fore mentioned p''moses in 
witnesse whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal : the 
last day of november in y^ 33 yeare of his mag"* Raine: 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



32r 



And in y'^ year of our lord ; according to y"' Church of 

England 1681. 

signed, sealed and delivered | JoHN FFINCH ^*'°' 

in p''sents of us whose names 

are here subscribed. 



the mark of 



Roger X GUI NT 
Joseph Bayly. 



(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 101.) 



A. true copie of y onginall 
compared by me John Corey 
Reco"^ : and owned by John finch 
sen'' to be his act and deed. 



Know all men by these p''sents y* I John finch Jun"" of 
Huntington on Long Island in y" east Riding of new york. 
shire doe for my self my heirs executors, administrators & 
assignes fully & absolutly by thes presents allinate and 
asigne set over & confirme unto Edward high}' of Hun- 
tington all my Right title & intrust in y'' within written 
deed gift of accomunondations all y^ p''veleedges and aper- 
tenances there unto belonging from me John finch afore sd. 
for him y'^ sd. Edward Higby his heirs, executors, admin- 
istrators and assignes to have and to hold possesse improve 
injoye from y'^ day of y" date here of for ever peasfull and 
free and ample maner in all Respects what so ever as I y" 
sd. John finch ever was to doe by vertue of this within 
written deed of gift affirming y^ sd. Edward Higby That 
3^*^ sd. accomnondation is free from gifts grants morgdges 
or assignments made by me and here assigned by me 
y" sd. John finch and made over from me my heirs execu- 
tors and assignes or any other person Laying claime from 
by or under y° sd. John fifinch, And for confirmation here 
of I have here unto set my hand c^ scale this 6^'' of October 



328 HUNTINGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

in y* yeare 1683, signed, sealed delivered in presents of us 
witnesses Ierexus Adams, Richard White. 

John ffinch 
the above sd is Recorded The 17*'' of January 1683 p. 

John Corey 

Clerk. 
{Deeda, Vol, l,p. 102.) 



[DEED. JOHN EVERETT TO SAMUEL 
KETCHAM.] 

[168 1, November.] 

Sold by John Everrit : his hom lot being four acres, bar- 
ganed sold and made over from y'^ said John his heirs & 
assignes, to Samuell kecham his heirs and assignes all his 
Right & Intrust in & to y*^ 4 acres of land being his hom 
lott : haveing Receaved full satisfaction alredy in hand I 
sa}- I have sold and estranged from me my heirs & assignes 
to y'" said Samuell his heirs & assignes To have And to 
hold ffor ever. This a true copie extracted out of y® origi- 
nall bv me John Corey Rec"^ 
november 1681. 

Recorded by order of John Everrit 
by me Thomas povvell, Rec"" 
it is to be under stood that y'' above said lot is joyning to 
y' west side of Richard Whites home lot. y" north to y 
hie way y'' south & west to y'' woods in common by me 
John Corey, Rec"" 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 91 ) 



[1681, Dec. 15.] 

Joseph Wood, husbandman, was married to Euenice Jar- 
ves the 15'*" dav of December i6gi. 
( Court KecordH, p. 350.; 



huntin(;to\ town records. 329 

[RECORD OF LANDS OF PHILIP UDALE.] 

[1681, Dec. 16.] 

The Record of Phillip Udale, Land and medow. 

To all Cristin people to whome these presents shall com : 
Whereas there was a marage sollemnised between phillip 
udele, son of phillip udele of flushen in y*' west Riding of 
york. of y" on party & mary baly daughter of Joseph Bayly 
of huntington in y'^ east Riding of york shire afore sd of y*^ 
other party : know y*" y' I y'' afore sd. Joseph Bayly have 
given and granted and made over unto 3' fore sd. Phillip 
udel and mary his wife her heirs, executors, administrators 
and asigncs half m}' farme lying and being with in y*" 
Bounds of huntington above said at a place called and 
known by y'" name of y fresh pond : bounded on y" east 
side with y*' hassokie meddow or swamp at y*" head of y*^ 
sd. pond : on y'" south & west with y*" woods in comon- 
nage : on y" north with a litel hollow and y® land of y*^ fore 
sd. Baly : also y*^ south part or halfe of my medow : lying 
on y" east side of Crabmedow : Bounded with y'' woods 
y'' east end : and y'' south side with y*" medow belonging 
to thomas Skidmor or Willam Broterton together with 
all Rites and priveledges as doth or ever here after may 
belong to the afore sd. half farme : I say all my Right title 
and Intrust I have made over and estranged as atore sd. 
provided y'^ sd. phillip udel and mary his wife doe not give 
grant nor estrange y'' fore mentioned promises nor any 
part nor parsell there of. But after y"' deseas of y'' afore 
mentioned phillip and mary his wife : to Rcmaine and falle 
to mary udele daugter of y" afore sd. phillip and mary : 
But if y' sd. mary chance to die unposessed of y" fore sd. 
land and medow : then to fale to y^ next suckscesfuU heire 
of y'^ fore named mary udele and if y'' sd: phillip udele 
chance to die before mary his wife : the heirs of y'' said 
phillip and mary, Shall not claime any part there in, untill 



330 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

after y'' desease of y* sd. mary : And then to Remaine and 
be in y^ powre & possesion of y'' sd. mary udele daughter 
of y« fore mentioned mar}^ udele or her heirs if any or to 
y'' next sucksesfull heir : for which end I have estranged 
y^ fore mentioned p'mises and every part and parcell there 
of with all its Rites and priveleges unto phillip udele and 
mary his wife, their heirs or heirs as aforesaid, to have and 
to hold forever. In witnesse whereof I have here unto set 
my hand & seale *^ i6 of december ; in y® 33 of his ma*'®* 
Rain : and in y'' yeare of our lord according to y*" compu- 
tation of y® curch of England 1681. 

Joseph Bavly 

the mark of 

Ales x Bayly 
signed sealed and delivered 
In y*" preasants of y" mark of 
NicollesxElles 
Maria Elles 

A true copie of y® originall Com- 
pared by me John Corey Record- 
And owned by Joseph Baly to be 
his act and : deed before y'' entry 
hereof. 

Jenuery th 10: i68|^. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 97.) 



[JONATHAN LEWIS TO THOMAS SCIDMORE.] 

[1682, Jan. 1 1.] 

Know all men by these p'sents y*' I Jonathan Lewis of 
-y® Town of westberly In y'' Colony of Road Island in new 
England doe bind myself my heires executors administra- 
tors or assinges to pay or cause to be payed unto thomas 
skidmor Jun"" of Huntington In y® East Riding of york 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33I 

shire on long Hand husbandman him his heires cxccvitors 
administrators or assignes y*^ full & just sume of three score 
and twelve poimds : In good and merchantable beife porke 
winter wheat sumer wheat and Indeancorne In somes and 
maner following: That is to say 12"" p 3'car for six 3'cars 
going untill y" whole three score and tw^elve pounds be 
payed viz: The firs £\2 is to be payed in y*^ year 1684 at 
or before y'' 10*'' of march : The second payment is to be 
payed at or before y° 10 of march in y" 3'ear 1685. The 
third payment to be made and payed at or before y" 10''' of 
march in y° year 1686. The forth pa)'ment to be payed at 
or before 10"' of March in x" year 1687. The 5"' payment 
to be payed at or before v' 10"' of march in y'= ^^ear 1688. 
the 6*'' and Last payment to be made y*" 10*'' of March in y« 
year 1689 or before y*^ 10"* of March next above sd. and all 
y* above s*^ payments to be pa^^ed and delivered at any one 
house in Huntington where y*^ above s*^ Thomas skidmore 
or his successors shall from yeare to yeare give order. 
And y*^ above sd. Thomas skidmore shall provid a team on 
his own charge to dra\v ally*" sd. payments to Huntington, 
all which pay is for and in consideration of a halfe farme 
sould unto y*^ above Bounden Jonathan Lewis with all its 
Rights and priveledges mentioned at large in y'' bill of sale 
all wdiich I y'^ above said Jonathan Lewis doe assigne and 
make over y*" above sd. Thomas skidmore his heires execu- 
tors administrators and assignes untill y'' fore sd. three 
score and twelve pounds be fully answered and payed the 
yearly paj'ment in beife at 2'^ per pound Round, porke at 
3'^ per pound winter wheat at 5^" p bushell sumer wheat 4' 
6'' per bushell Indian corn at 2'^ 6'' pr bushell And further 
if y'' above sd. farme be forfit for want of y'^ full perfor- 
mence of y® above ^^ payments Then it shall be LawfuU by 
vartue of these for y'^ above sd. Thomas skidmore his heires 
executors administrators or assinges if he or either of them 
shall see cause to take all y*' afore sd. Lands again from y" 
sd. Jonathan Lewes or his successors and }•'' said Jonathan 



332 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lewis shall allow £4 los. per yer as Rent. And y^ sd. 
Thomas shall Returne y^ over plush if any In such as he 
did Receive And pay it to any hous in huntington where 
3''' sd. Lewes or his successors shall order and to y'' true 
performence here of I have here unto set my hand and 
scale this eleventh of Jenueary 1682. 
Witness JoNETHEN Lewis 

John Corey 
Samuell griffen 

This is a true coppy taken by 
me John Corey Clerk 

1682 
decembr y*^ 29. 1688. Thomas skidmore came before mee 
and did acknowledge hee had Received the full contents 
of the bill of Jonathan lewises above written as witnesse 
my hand. Isaac Piatt 

Rec'' the mark of X thomas 

skidmore. 
{Court Bee, pp. 403-4.) 



[FINED FOR TRAVELING ON SUNDAY.] 

[1682. Jan. 29.] 

huntington Jan y'' 29*^ 1682. 

Return Davis aged about 45 yeres testfieth y* upon a 
Lords day not long since, towards night I in my hous heard 
y'' sound of a hors troting. I Looked out and saw Robart 
kellam on hors back coming from oyster bay haveing a bag 
under him which had y'' like of 6 pecks in it as I thought 
& I supposed it was meal And I asked him why he set out 
from 03'ster bay on y'' lords day to come home he said it 
was not lords day lor it was night I said look yonder, I 
think y*' sun is half an hour hie and I belive you came out 
of oyster bay about y'' begining of y*" afternoon meeting 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 333 

and I told him I thought he wokl be taken notis of. I 
also asked him wliether he liad got his meal now he said 
yes he could not iiave it soon ancnif to com hom yester day 
and further saith not. 

In y*^ absence of y'' justis sworne before me j). Isack Piatt. 
Thomas weeks being sworn saith y' he was at John 
kecham hous on a lords day towards night and I saw Rob- 
art kellem coming from oyster on hors back with a bag 
under him and further saith not. 

the action is entred on y"" back side of y*^ 23 page or 24. 
( Court Rec, p. 370.) 

At a town court held in huntington Jan. 29, 1682 
by his magist authoryty. The member where of are Mr 
Jonas wood Justis of y" peace. 

Isack plat Constable r , 

Samuell ketcham 
Thomas whitson 
Epenetus platt, overseers. 
James Smith 

The evidence are Tho: 

wicks & Return Davis 

entred on y'' first i)age. 

a complaint entered against Robart kellem for braking y® 

sabath by traviling and caring of a burdin and the Court 

finding it Leagely proved. 

The court sentence is that y'^ sd. Robart kellam shall pay 
twenty shilling or make such an acknowledgment as y" 
Court shall except of and pay what is dew to y'' court. 

The court Charges - - - - o 12 06 
The Constables fees - - - - o 05 00 
The Clerks fees - - - - o 03 1 1 

[Court Rec, p. 394) 



334 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. THE IMPRISONED MEN TO 
HAVE AN ALLOWANCE.] 

[1682, April I.J 

Apr. I. 1682. 

At a town meeting legally warned it w^as voted and 
granted by the major part of the town that John Adams 
shall have the town's right of the stream commonly called 
and known by the name of Cold Spring to set up a good 
sufficient grist-mill and saw-mill upon it the said John 
Adams would take it upon such conditions as the consta- 
ble and overseers (with so many of the neighbors as they 
shall chose) shall make with him in behalf of the town. 

[These are the names of those that are to make the 
above said covenant.] 

Isaac Piatt, Constable Them of the neighbors 

Tho. Whitson ] that they have [chosen] 

Sam' Kecham I Over are. 



Epen. Piatt [seers 
Jas. Smith J 



{Court Records, 1681^, p. 1.) 



Mr Jonas Wood, Sen"" 
James Chichester Sen"" 
Saml Titus 
Rich. Brush 
John Kecham 
John Corey 



Tho. Powell w^as chosen constable but he refuseth to 
serve having scruples of swearing as the law directs. The 
y^) day above said Epeiietus Piatt & James Smith [w^ere chosen] 
overseers. 

The day above said it was put to vote wdiether or no 
the town would pay the five men that were forced to New 
York and sufTered imprisonment together with their 
charges & loss of time, viz : Isaac Piatt, Epenetus Piatt, 
Saml. Titus, Jonas Wood & Thomas Wicks ; it being voted 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 335 

and granted that they should have allowcnce out of the 
next town rate, it then being put in. 
{Court Records, 1681-4, p. 10.) 

Aprill the first 1682. 
At a town meeting legally warned Isac platt chosen Con- 
stable. Epenetus platt James Smith overseers. 

the day first above written it was voated and granted that 
John Wicks shall take up ten acres of land : towards his 
division : it lying above ye head of ye hollow y' goeth to 
the old East feild on y'' south side of ye path. 

The day above sd it was voated and granted y* Richard 
Brush, Timothy Conkling, Thomas Brush & John Brush 
shall take up esh man eight acres of land towards his 
division: It lying on the West neck, between the mill ston 
bro(3k and John Samoiis feild y' lyeth at y*^ cove, (the two 
above grants entered Book A. page 75). 

The day above sd. it was voated t^ granted y' Thomas 
Scuddcr shall take up six acres of land towards his division 
if so much found Convenient lying on y"' west or nor west 
side of his land lying by y' harbour on y' east neck Run- 
ning between Jolui finches land & y*" sd. Tho" Scudders 
land home to y" west poynt. 

It was voated and granted y'' day above sd. y* Henry 
Soper shall take up eight acres of land towards his divi- 
sion. It lying on y'' south side of y'' hors neck path over 
ae^ainst ^'^ new feild v' lyeth on v'' west neck. 



'&' 



The day above sd. It was voated and granted y' Steven 
Jarvis sen"" shall take up ten or twelve acersof land towards 
his division where hce shall thinke best except lound pre- 
jedetiall by y'' estimation of y'' surveyors & when layed 
out : to be recorded where it lyeth with ye bounds 
thereof John Corey Recde. 

(the 3 above Entered Book A. ^6 page) 



336 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day first above written it was voted and granted 
that Epenetus Piatt shall take up i6 acres or i8 of land, it 
lying on the south side of the old east feild next the Reed 
Pond 

The day above said it was voted & granted that Nicollas 
Ellise shall have ten acres of land towards his division in 
the east neck where the surveyors shall see cause ; and 
then the place and bounds to be recorded. 

The day above said it was voted and granted that Rich*^ 
Williams should have nine acres of land towards his divi- 
sion, it lying at the new field near Horse Neck path, and 
bounded on the east by the land ot Edw. Kecham and on 
the west with land of Rich'^ Whit[man.] 

The same day above said it was allowed & granted that 
John Corey shall take in so much upland with his piece at 
Long Swamp as the surveyors shall see cause. 

John Corey, Recorder. 

[Copied from Court Records for 1 68 1-4, at the pages 
indicated in connection with the several parts, this last 
being from p. 15 of the old number, p. of new, in the 
year 1873.J 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, vp- 97, 99, 101 and 103.) 

Aprill y'' ist. 1682. It was granted untoo Thomas brush 
That he should have eight acars of land in y*" west neck : 

It now being layd out and is eighty Rods in Length and 
sixteen in breadth Runing East ward and west ward to y^ 
Commons And joyning to y'' land of Richard Brush on y'' 
north And to y*" Land of John brush on y^ south it being 
towards his divition. 

[Deeds, Vol. I, p. 87.; 

Aprille y' ist : 1682 granted unto John Brush eight acars 
of Land towards his diavtion ; by y'' major voat of y'' Town : 
The sd. land lying on y"" west neck : between Jn" Sammis 
cove lot & y'' mill ston brok : The sd. land is laid out it 



HUNTINGTON TOWN. RECORDS. ^;^y 

Runing eastward and westward to y*" commons : being 

eighty Rods in Leangth and sixteen in breadth and joyning 

to y'^ Land of Thomas brush on y« * * and to y Comons 
Qjj ye * * * 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p.89.) 

[1682, April 1. 1 

Richard Brush Land Reed : 
one parcell of Land granted unto Richard Brush Contain- 
ing foure acres and lying in y"^ west neck Bounded on y* 
front with y'' high way on y*^ northwest with y" land of 
Edward kecham : And on y*^^ south east with y"- land oi 
Samuel kecham. 

Aprill y*" ist 1682, granted unto Richard Brush Eight 
acres of Land towards his division It lying on y'^ west 
neck being eighty Rods in Length and sixteen in breadth, 
Runing East and west to y" Commons And Joyning to y*^ 
Land of Timothy Conkling on y*" north and to V land of 
Thomas Brush on y'' South. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 115.) 

Aprill y*" ist 1682 It was voated and granted by y* 
major part of y' Town, That Timothy Conkling shall have 
eight acres of land towards his devition lying on y' west 
neck : The sd Land is now Layd out being eighty rods 
long and Runing East and weast to y'' Comons and joyn- 
ing to y* land of Richard Brush on y« * * * and to 

\jf^ " " ^ W TT 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 143.) 



[DEED. THOMAS BRUSH TO JOHN SAMISIIS.] 

[1682, June 12.] 

The Records of y*" Land of John Sammis 
know all men by these p'^sents y* I Thomas Brush of hun- 



338 HUNTINC^TOX TOWN RECORDS. 

tington in y*' east Riding ot yorkshire on Long Island have 
barganed & soiild eight acres of land unto John Sammisof 
V above sd. Town and Riding for a reasonable considera- 
tion alredy Receaived in hand where of & where with I 
am fully satisfied contented cS: payed ; The above sd. eaight 
acres of Land is lying on y'' hill above y*" hous lot of y*' 
afore sd. John Sammis and bounded with y" land of samuel 
titus & Jonathan Scudder on y^' west : on y*^ north with y'' 
land of y" above sd. Joh Sammis on y'' east & south with 
y"^ commons I say I y'' above sd. Thomas Brush have bar- 
ganed sould and made over all my Rite titele and intrust 
y' I have in 6i: to y"' above sd. eight acres of Land and by 
these prsents doe bargan sell and make over from mc my 
heirs executors administrators & assignes all my Right 
title and intrust v' I have in & to y" above sd. eight acres 
of land unto John Sammis his heirs, executors, administra- 
tors and assignes to have hold use and quiatly posesse for 
ever without an}' let or molestation by me or by any means 
of mine as witnesse my hand this 12"' of June 1682 
Witnesse Thomas Brush 

John Corey ) 

Jonas Wood Junr. ) This is A true coppy compared with 
y«= originalle by me John Corey, Rec"" 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 111.) 



[TOWN MEETING. SALE BY BURNING AN 

INCH OF CANDLE. EPENETUS PLATT 

SENT TO YORK WITH A PETITION.] 

[1682. June 26.] 

June the 26"' 1682. 
It was voted and agreed by the major part of the town 
that the Hassokey swamp over against Jonathan Rogers 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 339 

and joyning to James Chichester Sen'" home lot shall be 
sold at a vandue by the burning of an inch of candle : and 
so many improve for some public use for the town as the 
Constable and Overseers shall see cause. And the said 
swamp to be sold for good and merchantable pay of this 
country at merchantable price, and to be payed at or before 
the first of May next [after] the date hereof. And he that 
buyeth the said swamp shall pay as aforesaid ; and, if the 
whole sum be not paid at the day appointed, shall forfeit 
five shillings per week for every week till the whole debt 
be paid as aforesaid. And the said forfeit shall also be for 
the town's use. 

It is to be understood that a highway against the swamp 
shall be 4 rods wide between Jonathan Roger's [and] 
Henry Soper's lots and the said swamp, to butt against 
John Bet's swamp on the south and run towards the 
trench only one rod broad to be kept on the south side of 
the tren[ch] towards the highway. 

This day aforesaid, at the vendue James Chester Jun"" 
bade the last and greatest sum which amounted to twenty 
four pounds eight shillings. 

It being doubted by some whether James Chichester or 
Robt. Arthur [bid the highest sum, it is decided that] Rob. 
bad 24 lb. 7s. Testified by Jonas Wood Jun. who was eye 
witness ; as well as Jonathan Scudder, James Smith and 
John Adams as ear witnesses, that James Chichester Jun"" 
bad the last and bad twenty-four pound 8s.* 
Possession granted to James Chichester Jun' : John Corey, 
Clerk. 

[*This mode of sale by the burning of an inch of candle pre- 
vailed during all the period of the early history of the town. 
After the auctioneer had ht the piece of candle an inch long, 
the bidding was continued until the candle was consumed and 
the last flicker of flame was visible, the last bid talking the 
property independent of the auctioneer. — C. R. S.] 



340 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



The day above said it is voted that Epenetus Piatt shall 
go to York or where the assembly shall meet if Mr. Wood 
will not go to carry a pe[ti]tion, and to spake to it when 
occasion shall be.f 

[Court Records of 1681-4 p. 12 being p. of present 

numbers.] 

The 26 of June 1682, voted and granted by the major 
part of the town that Jonas Wood Jun'' shall take up 4 or 
5 acres of land lying on the east side of the south path on 
this side of the hollow pond between the town & the hol- 
low pond ; viz: the western south path. 

The day above said it was voted and granted by the ma- 
jor part of the town that Jonathan Lewese shall have a lot 
westward of Josiah Jones' house-lot sold unto him upon 
such a price &pay and day as the Constable and Overseers 
shall agree with him ; and the money to be for some pub- 
lic use for the town, as the Constable and Overseers shall 
think fit. And the said lot to contain so much as the Con- 
stable and Overseers shall see cause to lay out or 
allow to be laid out : And the said [lot] to bear the de- 
nomination of one hundred pound allotment, and when 
laid out to record the guaranty and the bounds as also the 
price. 

J. HiNGERSON (?) 

It was also voted and granted by the major part of the 
town the day above said that John Hinkerson shall have 
four acres of land towards his division if the place will 
afford it without hinderance to hie ways or watering. The 

[fThe principal grievance of the people which Epenetus 
Piatt was to lay before the Governor was that they had no 
voice in making the laws or levying the taxes. Similar protests 
went from other towns and the discontent was so great that 
Gov. Andross was called back to England. Thomas Dongan, 
who succeeded him the next year, called a General Assembly, 
which met in New York City Oct. 17, 1683. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 34I 

place mentioned is on the south side of the west neck path, 
and joining to Sam' Kecham's everet pasture, the west side 
of the said pasture. 

Per mee, John Corey, Clerk. 

[Copied from the original in Court Records 1681-4, p. 23 
of the old paging, being p. of the present paging, in the 
Revision in the year of our Lord, 1873.] 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, pp. 105-9.) 



[DEED. NICHOLAS ELLIS TO THOMAS FLEET.] 

[1682, July 7.] 

The Record of y'' medow of Cap*" ffleet 

Witneseth these p'sents y' I nicolas Ellas of y^ Town of 
huntington upon Long Island within y*" Collony of his 
Royall Highness James duke of york have and by these 
p'sents do sell asigne and make oVer all Right titlle Intrust 
and Clayra in and ot a parcell of land or medovv^ Lying, 
situate and being in and upon a certan neck called by y" 
name of Anusbymonica lying and being on y*^ south side 
of Long Island being bounded on y*" East by a Creke : on 
y'' south by y'' medow of Cap*" Thomas ffleet on y*" west by 
Samuell wood on y*" north to John finch unto Cap*" Thomas 
ffleet of y*" Towni above sd. his heirs executors administra- 
tors and assignes for ever to him y*^ sd. Thomas from me y*^ 
sd. nicoUas my hairs administrators and assignes for ever 
to have and to hold wnth out any let, trouble eviction or 
molestation of any person or persons what soever as fully 
largely and amply as may or can be don by any deed grant 
instrument of writing Convaience or town order what so- 
ever : 

he y'' sd. Thomas ffleet haveing satisfied mee y" fore sd. 
NicoUas Elise to my content haveing pa3d me y'' full and 



342 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

just sume of twelve pounds which I acknowledge in full 
satisfaction of y'' above sd. p'"meses tor and in consideration 
where of I oblege me y'' sd. Nicolas to delivery"' sd medow 
layd out according to on hundred pound lot ment In wit- 
ness where of I have subscribed this 7*^ of July in y® year 
of our lord God 1682 

signed, sealed & Mary Ellis 

delivered In y'' *^« ''"''^ "^ 

presence of Nicolas X Ellis 

Thomas Skidmore 
William Brotherton 

This is A true Copy of y* Originall 
Compared by me John Corey Clerke 
this 16''' of Feb. 1682. 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 135.) 



[CONTRACT TO BUILD A HOUSE.] 

[1682, July 28.] 

This writing witneseth a bargan and an agreement made 
between John Corey and Jonathon Lewes both of hunting- 
ton in y" East Riding of york shire on Long Island where 
in they doe bind them selves their heirs exectors adminis- 
trators & asignes to performe & doe for & to each other 
as followeth, first y' y'^ sd. Lewes shall doe all y^ diging 
work of a seller 5 feet within ground and git good stones 
and make a good and sufficeant stone wall laying y'^ foun- 
dation stones a little way be neathe y® bothem of y^ seller 
so deep as is need full and to make y^ stoon wall six foot 
from y^ bothem of y^ seller to y® top of y* stone worke and 
in bignesse fit for ahous as about 14 & 16 foot in breadth 
& length and y*" insides of y^ wall to be square up with y^ 
in sides of y" seeles of y" hous. 

And also to git good sound timber 9 or 10 inches thick 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 343 

when well squared and frame it well to gather at 3-'' top & 
y*^ bothem and make it 3 foot wide within y'^ same and not 
more y*" lengthe to be y'' depth of y'' wall and to set it upon 
y*" wall ; and also to git good sound timber of 7 inches 
thick and 12 inches brood or more y'' in sides and uper sids 
to be well hewed and to be laid upon y^ wall y' length of 
y* hous : And six sleepers of good and sound timber well 
hewed to six inches square to ly y« breadth of hous upon 
y® 2 afore mentioned seels, for flower to ly upon And fur- 
ther more y® sd Lewes shall pull offe all y*^ clabords from 
y'' Roofe and y" 2 sides and one end to y'' plats & beame of 
y^ sd. hous and to save all y'' nailes y' he can by drawing 
them for y*^ sd. Corey And to git good lathes well hewed 
one inch & half thick so meny in number as are sufficant 
for y'' well La3nng of 4 foot & half shingles and also y'" sd. 
Lewes shall git good shingles and Claboards of a suflicent 
thicknesse and well dressed and lay them in posse forth- 
with and shall shingell y'' whole Roofe : The 2 sides tt one 
end to be Claborded from 3''" bothem of 3''' seels to y*" top of 
3''' plates & beame of 3''' sd hous all to be good & sufificent 
worke well done at or before y*^ 28"' of October next and to 
3'*' intent it it should be so don 3'*^ sd Lewes is to make it 
his constent implo3'ment till he have finished it. 
Now for and in consideration of 3''^ work afore sd. being 
well and trul3^ performed as is promised b3' 3''' said Lewes. 
The said Core3^ shall give 3^'^ sd lewes his diat all y" time 
y* he was at work for him both lords da3'S and Raine3' days 
in y*" lore sd worke And to allow him his teame and tack- 
ling, namel3' his 2 oxen & hors for 3^'' fore sd. Lewes to Cart 
all ye fore mentioned stones And timber with all And to 
give him That brown 3 yeer old heifer 3t he had of Epene- 
tus platt if sound and well to out ward vew, And if other- 
wise then another that shall be Judge as good b3' some 3-1 
know her. And also one of 3'' beest cowes 3-^ y'' sd. Corey 
shall then have and both 3-'" sd cattell to be delivered at or 
before 3-" 28 of octobar next y'' this date if 3-'' fore sd. worke 



344 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

be don as is said further more what time y'' sd. Lewis 
wasteth needlessly or if by sicknesse or y" like then y*" sd. 
Lewes is to pay for his keeping all such time so much as 
shall be judged Reasonable further more y*^ sd. Lewes 
shall not hinder y*" sd Core of his teame & tacklin when he 
is to stock his hay. 

And after y*' shingles &clabourds are dreassed and layed 
in presse then y'' sd. Corey shall not hinder y"^ sd. lewes 
from giting so much hay as shall be needfuU for his own 
cattell and not otherwise. 

memorandom if y*^ sd. Corey have not procured nailes for 
y" sd. work that nothing be wanting but what shall be by 
that neglect then y*^ sd Lewes when y*" nailes are goten and 
he have 6 or 8 days notis there of, shall goe and finish or 
caus to be finished fore sd work according as promised, 
Then notwithstanding y" cattell shall be delivered as 
afore sd. 

And to y'' intent y* alle promises afore said shall stand in 
force they have set to their hands, this 28"' of July 1682. 
In presence of Jonathan Lewis 

Epenetus Platt John Corey. 



Joshua snell 



The Bargan above sd. 
formed by boath parties to our 
satisfaction : so fare That with 
both our consent w^e cros the 
same as witnes our hands, John 
Corey Jonathan Lewes 



{Court Rec, pp. 45-6.) 



[PLATT FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1682, Sept. 29.] 

Elizebeth platt y'' daughter of Isaack platt of huntington 
was borne }''' 15"' of Sepf 1665. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 345 

Jonas platt 3' son of I sack platt was born y'' 10''' of august 

In y'' year 1667. 

John platt y'' son of Isack platt was borne y'' 29''' of June 

1669. 

JMary platt y'' daughter of Isack platt was born }•' 26 of 

octob 1674. 

Joseph platt y'' son of Isack plat was born y'' 8"' of Septr 

1677. 

Jacob platt y'' son of Isack platt was borne y'' 29 of Sep"' 

1682. 

{Court Bee , p- 2S9) 



[BRUSH FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1682, Oct. 20.] 

Esther Brush daughter of Richard Brush was borne y* 2^ 
of Aprill in y*" yeer 1670 

Richard Brush sonn of Richard Brush was borne y*" 28"' of 
September in y'^ yeer 1673 

Thomas Brush y" sonn of Richard brush was borne y*^ 13''' 
of Januare in y^ yeer 167I 

Mary Brush y" daughter of Richard Brush was born y"" 
3^* or Last day of march in y*" yeer 16 J|- 
Robart Brush sonn of Richard Brush was borne y*" 30"' or 
Last of June in y'" yeer 1685. 

Benjamine Brush sonn of Richard Brush was borne y'^ 20"' 
of octobar in y'^ yeer 1682. 
(Sarvei/s, p. IGO.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY TO NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 

[1682, Nov. 10.] 
Witneseth these p'"sents That I Joseph Baly Yeoman of 



346 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y^ Town of Huntington upon Long Island within y*^ Collony 
of his Roy all Highnes James Duke of yorke in America 
have and by these p'sents doe sell alinate assigne & make 
over all my Right Titel intrust and Claime in and to my 
farme of Land Containing twenty Acres of upland ; and 
six acres of medow, with y'' hous or housing there on which 
sd. upland lyeth sittuate neare y'' farme of Thomas skidmor 
senior: viz sixteene alredy taken up and most part fenced: 
And foure acres not yet taken up : belonging to y*" sd. 
farme, the sixteen acres above sd. lyeth bounded on y® 
north & west with y*" land of Thomas Skidmor above sd. 
on y" south with y'' farme of phillip Udall : and, on y® east 
with y'^ high way : and fresh pond : The six acres, more or 
lesse of medow lyeth at Crab medow. And is bounded with 
y® medow of Thomas Scidmor Junior, on y*" north with y^ 
high way ; on y*^ east with y'' medow of phillip udall on y® 
South : And Crab medow great Creeke on y*" west : And 
all pWeledge of Commonage y* doth or shall here after be- 
long to y*^ land or farme thane sold unto Nicolas Smith 
Carpenter of y" Town of Milford in ye Collony of Connet- 
icut in new England from me y*" above "'' Joseph Baly my 
heirs executors, administrators and assignes: To him y* 
above sd. Nicolas Smith his heirs executors administrators 
and assignes for ever to have & to hold soe firmly and fully 
larglye and amply as may or can bee made by this or any 
other deed grant or Instrument of writing whatsoever with 
Rights and priveledges : there unto belonging and apper- 
taining or shall or may appertaine hereafter : he y*^^ above 
sd. Nicolas Smith satisfieing and paying in manner and 
forme following viz ten pounds pp an num in winter wheat 
at five shilling p*"^ bushell sumer wheat foure shillings and 
six pence p"" bushell Rye ffour shillings per bushell, oats 
Two shillings p' bushell, not exceeding ten bushells of oats 
in one year. Indian corn two shillings six p"" bushell, beefe 
two pence per pound ; porke three pence p"" pound Round : 
the said Land to stand securely & for y'' sd. pay. The first 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 347 

paiment to be made and begin in march Com twelve month 
ensiicing y'' date here of which will be in y^' yeare 1683 in 
witnesse whereof I have here unto sett my hand and vSeale 
this tenth day of november in y'' yeare of our Lord God 
1682. 

Joseph Bayly. 
signed sealed and deld. 
in y'' p'sents of y'' marke of 
John x Ingorsull 
Jonathan Harneu. 

This is a true coi)py Compared with y® original! by mee 

John Corey, Rec"" 
november 15"' 1682. 
(DmZx, Vol. l,pp. 119-120) 

Know all whome this may con sern That Joseph Bayly 
and Nicollas Smith both afore mentioned in y*^ above sd. 
Bill of sale : came before me this 7"^'' of november 1685 and 

y'' said Nicolas Smith did surrender up all his Right 

title and Intrust that he hath or ever had, to the farme 
afore mentioned from him his heirs, executors administra- 
tors or assignes unto Joseph Bally afore named him his 
heirs executors administrators and esignes for ever And 
all y'' afore mentioned Records to be anuU between y* sd 
partys at witnes his hand, 

y*" mark of 

his 

by me John Corey NicoLLASX Smith 

Clerk, """^ 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 120.) 



[BOND TO PAY IN PRODUCE AND BUILD A 
CIDER MILL.] 

[1682, Nov. 13.] 

Know all men by these p'"sents y* I nicolas smith of mil- 



348 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ford within y'' colony of coniticutt carpenter doe bind my 
selfe my heires executors administrators and assignes to 
pay or cans to be payd unto Joseph Bayly of Huntington 
upon long Island in y'' east Riding of yorkshire husband- 
man y'" full and just some of four score & ten pounds in 
good marchantable Beif poorke, winter wheat sumer 
wheat, Rie Indian corn, & oats in manner & forme follow- 
ing viz, ten pounds p yeare for nine years The first ten 
pounds to be payed at or before y*^ tenth of march in y^ 
yeare 1683. The second payment y*^ tenth of march 1684: 
and so ten pounds p yeare yearely untill ninetye pounds 
be fully satisfied and payed : which pay is for and in c(jn- 
sideration of a farme sould unto y® above Bounden Nico- 
las Smith which sd. farme with all its Rits and priviledges: 
I y" sd. nicolas smith doth by these presents assigne over 
unto Joseph Bayly afore sd. his heires and assignes : untill 
y*^ fore sd. ninetie pounds be fully answered and payed 
unto y* above s'' Joseph bayley his heires executors admin- 
istrators and assignes. And I y*' sd. Joseph Bayly doe prom- 
is to allow unto y*" above bounden nicolas smith, twenty shil- 
lings which is y'^ Indian purchas for y*^ whole farme : The 
next paye after the sd. smith have payd it to y*^ inproprio- 
tors. All y*' Rest of y'' pay is to be paied at winter wheat at 
five shilings p bushell, sumer wheat at 4'' and six pence to 
Rie at 4'' Indian corn at 2'^ & six pence ots at 2'' p bushell 
not exceeding ten bushells p yeare : beif 2 pence Round 
poorke 3 pence The greater part of y'^ yearly pay to be 
in graine and y'' above Bounden Nicolas Smith doth in- 
gage to make a wheele to grind apples and y® post to stay 
y'^ wheele at y dweling hous of y*^ afore sd. Joseph Bayly 
free bee a contract in bargan ; as witness my hand and 
scale this 13 day of november in y" 34th year of his Mag^' 
Raine And in y'^ yeare of our lord 1682. 

the mark of 

NicoLLAS X Smith 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 349 

signed sealed 
and ddl. in 3'' 
presents of the 

niitrk c f 

John x hingersoll 

Jonathan harned. 

This is a true coppv compared with 
y"" originall by me John Corey Rec^ 
{Court Bee, p. 397 ) 



[DEED. NICHOLAS ELLIS TO JOSEPH BAILEY.] 

[1682, Nov. 15.] 

The Record of Cap*" Joseph Ba3dys Land 
know all men by these p'"sents that I Nicolas Ellcs of 
Huntington upon long Island in y'" east Riding of York 
shire within y^ collony of his Royall highnesse James duke 
of Yorke in Amarika and Mar}- my Wife have and by 
these p'"sents doe, sell allinate assigne and make over all 
our Right title and intrust and claime in and to our hous 
and home Lot situate and lying in huntington afore sd. 
The Lot of John finch on y^' east side. The north w* y'' lot 
of Robart Arther, the west to y"' high way y* leads to y° 
harbour togather with all priviledgs of Commondage as 
Erbidge out lands, devided or undevided except fifteen 
acres of devition Land : which is y'^ first & second devision 
belonging unto y* lot : which is a two hundred pound al- 
lotment by denomination which fifteen acars y'^ above sd. 
Nicolas Elles doth Reserve unto mine only use & behoof : 
all y*" Rest of y'' afore sd. housing gardings fruit trees 
horn Lot devition lands y' doth or ever shall belong or ap- 
pertain unto y*" sd. p'mises me y*^ afore sd. Nicholas Ellas 
and Mary my wife, have allinated and astranged from us 
our heirs executors, adminstrators for ever for a consider- 



350 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

able vallue in hand payd by y' afore sd. Joseph Baylye 
unto y*" fore sd. Nicolles EUise for which cans we y'^ afore 
sd. Nicolas & Mary my wife, doth assigne over the afore 
sd. p'miscs unto y^ above sd. Joseph bayly his heirs execu- 
tors administrators and assignes to have and to hold for 
ever : as firmly fully amply and fully as may or can be 
made by any deed or Convaience what so ever : this Land 
of hous home Lott and all privilcdges : was firs in y^' ten- 
our or occupation of Trustram Hedges, estrangned unto 
John finch sen', by a vandue, for divers considerations : 
thence unto me y^ sd. Nicollas Elles by deed of gifte from 
from my father in Law, John finch sen'. And Estranged by 
us from our heirs executors, adminestiators & asignes unto 
y° above said Joseph bayly his heirs executors administra- 
tors & assignes as witnesse our hands & seals this 15th day 
of november in y'^ 34th year of his Mag'^ Rayne and in y"^ 
year of our Lord 1682, 

Signed, sealed and '^'' "^^^"^ "^ 

delivered in y^' pres- Nicolas X Elles 

ents of y*" Mark of Mary Elles 

Richard x flovd 
Steven Jarvis Sen' 

This is a true coppy, Compared w"' y'' originall by me 
John Corey Rec' 

{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 123, 124.; 



[DEED. JEREML\H SMITH TO JAMES SMITH.] 

[1682, Dec. 10.] 

This Indenture made y'' tenth day of desember, in y^ 
14"" year of y*' Raigne of our sov"' Lord Charles y'' seC^" 
king of Grat Brittan france & Ireland defender of y*" faith 
etc. And in y'' year of our Lord 1682. Between Jeremiah 
within y*" bounds of Huntington upon Long Island in y'' 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 35 1 

County of Suffolk in y'^ province of New York in Amerika 
Cooper of y^ one party : And James Smith of y"^ afore sd.: 
town County and province of y'' other party cooper : Wit- 
ness that y® Jeremiah Smith for divers good causes me 
there unto mowvnng : But Especially for and in y" consid- 
eration of y"' summe of ten pounds of good & currant 
monie of this proxince : have Barganed, alinated sould & 
confirmed and by these p''sents from mee my heirs execu- 
tors, administrators & assignes : doe alinate Bargan sell and 
confirme unto y® afore sd. James Smith All That my home 
Lot Land situate Lying & being in y'' town of Huntington 
afore sd. & is bounded on y*' north with y*^ land of Joseph 
Baily : on y*^ West with y'^ land of Thomas Wicks and Jn° 
Wicks on y'' south west with y'^ Land of M" Eliphelet 
Jones, on y*^ east with y"^ Land of James Smith on y*^ North 
east with y"" common: Together with all grants Rights, 
privelcdgs & appurtanences unto y'^ same belonging or in 
any wise appurtaining together also with all ways water- 
ings fences hedges diches watter courses commons com- 
mons of pasture turfing woods & under woods unto y'' same 
belonging or in any appurtaining to have and to hold y sd. 
granted Barganed p'mises cS: appurtanences unto y" sd. 
James Smith his heirs executors administrators and assignes 
for ever yelding «Sl paying here by his annuall & yearl}- 
proportion of what may belong to y*^ Government of this 
province And 1 y" sd. Jerimiah Smith fer him selfe his 
heirs executors administrators and assignes doe covenent 
promis & grant to and with y"^^ sd. James Smith afore said : 
that y'' sd. Jeremiah Smith now is and stands firmly sceasd 
of a good & sure & perfitt estat in Law of y'' sd. Lot of 
Land with its appurtanences & hath good Right & lawfull 
authoritye to sell and convaye y^ same and y'' sd. Jeremiah 
Smith for himself heirs executars administrators and as- 
signes doth further covenent to <^ with y*" sd. James Smith 
his heirs executors administrators & asignes : y* y^ Lot of 
Land is free from all other former grants Bargans sales 



352 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Morgages Leases Judgments executions Convayences 
dowries widow Rights or Intrust whatsoever and further 
y^ said Jeremiah Smith doth for himselfe his heirs execu- 
tors administrators or assignes doth covenent promis and 
grant to & with y*^ sd. James Smith y*^ at any time or times 
here after upon Request made y*^ said Jeremiah Smith 
shall and will be Redy to give all other & further securi- 
ties as he or his learned Counsell shall think fitt : & y*^ said 
Jeremiah Smith his heirs executors administrators & as- 
signs doth covenent promis & grant to & with y*" sd. James 
Smith his heirs executors administrators or assigns: That 
y^ sd. Jeremiah Smith togeather with his heirs executors, 
administrators orasignes shall and will warrant and defend 
y® sd. granted p'^mises with their appurtanences from any 
manner of just Right title claime or demand of any person 
or persons claiming from by or under me or my heirs or 
from any other person or persons what so ever in witness 
whereof I have here unto set my hand and scale y*^ day & 
yeare above written. 

Jeremiah Smith 
Signed sealed and delived 
in y'^ presence of 

John Michell 

Jonathan Harned 

The above sd. Indenture was acknowledged by Jeremiah 
Smith to be his act & deed And his Wife Elizabeth Smith 
doth volentary and freely consent to y*^ above said deed : 
both acknowledg before me this 12*'' day of March i68-| 

Epenetus platt Justis. 

This is a true Coppy out of y'' originall p mee John 
Corey Clerk. 

March i68f 
I Jeremiah Smith doe acknowledg my selfe to be fully sat- 
isfied Contented and payed for all y* with in mentioned 
p''m sell : before y® sealing and delivery thereof as witnesse 
my hand to these p'sents. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 187-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 353 

[RECORD OF LAND OF EPENETUS PLATT.J 

[1682, Dec. 23.] 

These may signefic to whom it may concerne : that ac- 
cording to y" grants of dcvition Land upon Record, 
unto Epenetus platt : Wee whose names are subscribed 
being appoynted for laying out Land for ye east end of y"' 
Town, have layed out for Epenetus platt thirty acres on 
y" south side of y*" east fcild. At y'' east end of y"' feild 
sixty Rods in length, by y"* side of y*^ swamp or Reed pond : 
And eighty Rods by y'' south sid of y" feild: Soy^ piece of 
Land is sixty Rods one way south ward : And eighty Rods 
in Length east & west : And y*" wattering place for Cattell 
is a small swamp, on y*" east sid of y*" main swamp, Two 
Chestnut Trees marked in opposission on of another 
which swamp Epenetus platt hath promised to make a 
small dam to keep y'^ watter in, if it will be : when he 
dreeneth y*" other : It is also to be understood that twelve 
acres of y^ fore sd. land is of devition belonging to y'" Lot 
y*^ was Thomas Skid mors Lott. 

desemb"" 23: 1682 Joseph Bayly 

by me John Cory Thomas prnvELL 

Rec-^ 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 127.) 



[OVERSEERS' ORDER CONCERNING JOHN 
FINCH.] 

[1683, Jan. 2.] 

Huntington : Jeneuary 2^'^ i68| 

A. town Court being then held by his majs' authority 

Complaint being then made to y" constable & overseers 



354 HUNTIN'GTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

consernini^ John finch sen'' That he is deprived in some 
measure of his Intuelectals, and y* he is very subject to 
swounding fits : And y* he is very much given to extrave- 
gent courses of drinking strong drink where bv he is hke 
to come to want And the Town like to be burdened by 
him. The Constable & overseers haveing taken the same 
into their serious consideration of the dangerous conse- 
quences y' mav follow upon such Impotentcy and extrave- 
gency doe order yt all y"' known Estate yt y"^^ sd. John finch 
hath in his present possession shall be attached by warrant 
and secured and presarved and improved as the Constable 
& overseers shall think best for y*^ livelyhood and mantan- 
ence of y*" sd. John finch whereby he may not suffer nor 
the Town be damnefied. 

Isaac Platt. 

Epenetus Platt 
John Corev Thomas Whitson 

Clark. James Smith 

{Court Rec, p. 401.) 



[DEED. THOMAS SCIDMORE Jr., TO JONATHAN 

LEWIS.] 

[1683, Jan. II.] 

Jonathan Lewis Reed. 

Know all men by these p'sents y* I Thomas Scidmor Junr. 
of ffresh pond in y*^ p^smgsof Huntington In y'' East Riding 
of yorkshire on Long Island husbandman have for & in 
consideration of y*" fulle of seaventy twoo pounds : well and 
truly payed in hand before y* ensealling and delivery here 
of : where with I doe acknowledge myselfe fully satisfied 
contented & payed, Barganed sold alinated, estranged and 
made over And by these p'sents doe bargan, sell alinate, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 355 

estrange and make over from me mj^ heirs executors, ad 
ministrators and asignes unto Jonathan Lewis of y'' town 
of westerly in y*^ Colony of Road Island his heirs execu- 
tors, administrators and assignes all my Right title and 
Intrust y' I have in & to halfe A farme by denomination 
one hundred & fifty pound allotment which was given to 
me : by my father Thomas Skidmore : it lying and being in 
fresh pond neck, that is to say my hous and home lot Con- 
taining two acres & ahalfe, bounded on y'^ north with y"^ 
land of Thomas Skidmore sen^ The high between : And 
on y'^ east with y*^ hie way, on y*" west with y'' woods in 
common : As also another parsell of Land Containmg 
seaventeen acres & a halfe be it more or lesse And lying on 
y" south sd. of y*" above sd. hous lott. The high way of 
about fower Rods wide Runing between. As also six acres 
of medow lying & being in Crabmedow and bounded on y'' 
South witn the medow of Joseph Baly : on y" north and 
west with y® medow of John golding, on y'' East with y® 
woods in common : Together with all priveledgs & Rights 
of garding orchyards, fences Commons pasturs all Lands, 
devided or undevided that now doth or here after shall any 
way belong unto y'^ above sd. accommondations : And 
further y'' above sd. Thomas Scidmore Jun"" doe Ingadge 
my self my heirs executors administrators and asignes to 
save harmlesse and Indamnefied the fore sd. Jonathan Lewis 
his heirs executors, administrators and assignes. And to de- 
fend him & them for ever from any person or persons y' 
shall or may Lay anv just or lawfull claim to y'' above sd. 
Land or any part or parcell there of : And also to free and 
cleere y*" sd. Lands from all devos debts Rate or in Cum- 
brancesse from y" begining of y"-' world to y*^ date hei^eof, 
except what y" Indeans shall demand for their soyle Right: 
Which y^ above sd. Jonathan shall pay and cleere him selfe : 
And also shall subscribe to y*^ covenent made between y* 
town & y*" farmers, 
further more I y" above sd. Thomas Skedmore Jun' doe by 



356 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

These p''sents Bind my selfe my heirs and sucksessers to 
Ratefie and Confirme all y*' above sd accomondation and 
every part and parsell y^ now doth or here after may be- 
long to y'' same, Lying and being in fresh pond neck and 
Crabmedow, In y*" p^'sings of Huntington afore sd. Unto 
Jonothon Lewis his heirs, executors (other wise successors) 
And every of them for his and their proper Right use and 
be hoofe : to have and to hold use and quiatly to possesse 
for ever And for y*^ Confirmation of y*^ p''omises above writ- 
ten I have here unto set my hand and seall this ii of Janeuery 
i68t 

The mark of Thomas xSkidmore Jun"" 

In p^ of ) 

John Corey v 

Samuel guffen ) 

These may satisfie any whome it may Conserne That I 
Thomas Skidmor ^^"'^ doe by these p''sents Confirme and 
consent to what my son Thomas Skidmor hath don by 
y'' above sd. writting be tween him and Jonathon Lewis 
as witnesse my hand this 12 of Jeneuary 1682. 

Thomas Skidmor. 
In p''sents of | 

John Samis / 

Abigall Samis ) 

This is a true Coppy of y® originall by me John Corey, 
Rec^ Jan, 15 i68| 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 129-130.) 



[DEED. ROBERT KELLUM TO WILLIAM MOORE.] 

[1683, Jan. 14.] 

The Record of William Moores Land. 
Be it known to all whom these may concarn that I Rob- 
art kellam of Huntington in Suffolk on long IsLand have 



k 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 357 

Barganed sold and made over all my Rite, title and In- 
trust in and to a hous Lott, Lying and being in Huntington, 
joyning to y'' Reare of Richard Brush his and Jonas 
Woods, jun' hous Lots. The South and East to y*" wood 
in Common. The frunt to y"" south path : formerly belong- 
ing to John holms weaver by y" towns grant being in y" 
denomination of six acres and thence allinated to Jn" Brush 
thence to Jn° Michell, thence to Robart kellam all and 
every part and parcell of y'' fore sd. Lott with all prive- 
ledges That now doth or here after may belong to it. to- 
gather with fifty pound Commondege I y afore sd. Rob- 
art kellam doe Bargan sell estrange and make over from 
me my heirs executors, admistrators and assignes unto 
William more of pencilveny Luck Smith, him his heirs 
executors Admynstrators and asignes to have and to hold 
for ever And further more I y*" above sd. Robart Kellam 
doe by these p'sents Bind my self my heirs Executors, Ad- 
ministrators and asignes to save harmlesse and Indamnefied 
the fore sd. William more him his heirs Executors admin- 
istrators and asignes from any person or persons y*^ shall 
lay any just or LawfuU Clame to any part or parcell there- 
of giveing y*^ sd. William afore sd. and all his succescors 
quiat possesion to use occupye And quiatly to Injoy for 
ever as witnesse my hand and scale this 14th of Janury 
1683, further I y*" above sd. Robart doe acknowledg y*^ I 
have Recaived full satisfaction for all y*^ above sd. Lands 
and i:»riviledgs. 
Witnesse Robart kellam 

his 

BeNJEMEN X SCIEVINER 

mark 

John Corey Clerk, 

This is a true Coppy of y® 
oripfcnall p me John Corey 
^ ^ Clerk. 

Januery y'' 25, 1683. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 141 and File No. 66.; 



D 



358 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[ESTATE OF MOSES SCUDDER.] 

[1683, Jan. 17.] 

Huntington Jenuery y® 17 1683. 
An Envintary taken of y*" Estat of Moses Scudder, decased 

as followeth : 

namely a three hundred pound allotment or accomandation 
two oxen two cows i two year old steer one yearling hifer 
two calves, two small swine two mares two horses one gun 
two pistoles an old saddel one oyxon pot one cheast. three 
shirts one broad cloath wascoat. two pair sarge breeches 
one home spun pair ol breeches one tuffteed hoUand was- 
coat. one holland shirt one Camlet coat one Norwester two 
pair of stockens one pair of white drawers 6 neck cloaths, 
I caster hatt a bible, a sithe, & sickel. 
katheran Jones Widdow and mother to y*" fore sd. moses 
Scudder, deceased doth Ingage and promis to keep y® 
within sd. estat from Imbayelment untill order from y® 
Court also david Scudder Brother to y^ sd. Moses deceased 
doth also Ingage with his mother afore sd. for y® safty of 
y*" sd. as witnesse our hands this ly^^ of Jenuery 1683 

the mark of ketherenx JONES 
the mark of DAVID X ScUDDER. 
In presenc of 
Isaac platt constable. 
Abiel Titus 



Epenetus plat ^ overseers. 

The above sd is a true Coppy of y^ originall formerly 
taken by me John Corey Clerk by y^ Comand of I sack 
platt Constable 

March y"^ 13 i68f. 

{Court Records, p. 260.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 359 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1683, Feb. 16.] 

Feb, 16. 1683. 

At a town meeting J(jhn Corey was chosen by the major 
part of the town, to be one of the committee to sit at 
Southold to act in the behalf of Huntington on the 20''' of 
this instant. 

[Copied from the original in Conrt Records 168 1-4 p. 32, 
(being page 1 1 1 of the present paging) in the Revision in 

1873-] 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1,^^.111.) 



I 



[TOWN MEETING. "CASK GAGER " CHOSEN.] 

[1683, April 2.] 

At a towne meeting Legally warned y* 2^ of Aprill 1683. 

\he day a bove sd. abiell tittus was chossen constable. 

the day a bove written Joseph whittman John Samis and J 

Isac Piatt weere legally chossen Comissioners.'^ the day 

abov. written Joseph Whitman was chossen leather sealler.f 

[*Governor Andross having been called back to England on 
account of the unpopular character of his administration, An- 
thony Brockholst exercised the functions of commander-in- 
chief. On his recommendation the Duke of York had a gener- 
al assembly of delegates summoned from the towns, and a new 
governor, Thomas Dongan, was appointed and assumed au- 
thority. The division of the province into ridings was abol- 
ished and twelve counties were established this year, among 
them Suffolk. There was also a Town Court established to be 
held by three commissioners. This court was short-lived, as it 
did not meet the approval of the people. — C. R. S.] 

[f These offices of " leather sealer " and "cask gager " were 
created this year, but were not continued long here. Hides 
were tanned and leather was made here probably from the 
first settlement of the town. Thomas Scudder is the first tan- 
ner mentioned in the records, the court records giving the 
minutes of a trial about his tanning leather. There is reason 
to believe that his tanning vats were on the east street of 
Huntington, near the the brook. — C. R. S.] 



360 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above sd. John Wood was chosen caske gager. 
the same day above written Robert kellum did propose to 
y" towne for 20 acrs of land joyning to his land upon the 
cow neck upon the west nccke frunting east ward to ye 
harbor : noe other person to have it from him. 

The day above written was granted to Captt. fleet, Mr 
wood & Samuell Wood to take up their dcvision of land 7 
acors & a 1^ to a hundred, where they shall see cause to doe 
it not to hinder hie ways & watering places for cattel, alsoe 
y'' same grant is to all y' have not taken up a cording to y'^ 
dcvision mentioned. 

the dav abov. sd. was granted to Rich, gildersleeve 22 acers 
of land 6 or 8 acers of it at y' hed of claboard hollow and 
ye remainder of it betwixt william brodeton and his owne 
land facen against Crabmedewe. 

the day above written was granted to tho. Scidmor 20 
acers of land in bred en chese hollow joining to the north 
side of Phillip udels land and 20 acers of land was granted 
the same day to Tho. scidmore one the north side of the 
hog pond upon Crabmeder necke. 

Apr. 2. 1683. 

At town meetins: held in Huntincrton, Thomas Whitson 
^^ :[wasj chosen constable ; John Ketcham and Abiel Titus 
Overseers. 

The day above said it was voted and granted by the 
major part of the town that. Walter Nokes shall have the 
remaining part of his division of land in the West Neck 
and joining to the West end of Rich'' Brush, Thom. Brush, 
John Brush and Timothv Conklin's land ; which is 13 
acres. 

The day above said it was voted and granted that John 
Sammis and John Kecham shall take up, each of them, 12 
acres lying at the head of Hempstead Hollow on the North- 
west side of the path. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 361 

The same day it was voted and granted that Joseph 
Wood Capt, and James Smith shall take up six acres each 
of them, it lying on the West Neck, lying by David Scud- 
ders land. 

The day above said it was granted that Jonathan Scud- 
der and Thomas Skidmore Jun"" shall have a swamp between 
them, it lying in Crabmeadow hollow and joining to their 
land and meadow ; they laying down so much of their 
proportion if the town shall see cause to demand it. 

[Court Rec. 1681-4 p. 42, old paging, p. present pag- 
ing.] 

It was voted and granted by the major part of the town 
that John Bets shall take up io|^ acres of land towards his 
division lying on the West Neck above Jo[hn] Sammis his 
field beyond the cove. 

[Copied from Court Records 168 1-4, p. 43 or , in the 

Revision of the Town Records 1873.] 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp 115-117.) 



[DEED. THOMAS BRUSH TO THOMAS 
SCIDMORE, Jr.] 

[1683, April 2.] 

The Record of y'' Land of Thos. Skidmor, Jun' 

Know all men by these p'sents y' I Thomas Brush of 
Huntington In y'' East Riding of Yorke shiere on Long 
Island Husbandman have for y'" full and just sume of sixty 
two pounds & ten shilings well and truly payd in hand be- 
fore y'' ensealing & deliverv heer of, Where of and where 
with I doe acknowledg my self fully satisfied contented 
and payed : Barganed sold allinated estranged, confirmed 
and made over, And doe by these p'sents Bargan sell alii- 



362 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

nat Estrange confirme and make over from me my heirs 
executors administrators and assignes unto Thomas Skid- 
mor J""' of freshpond In y'' p'^sinctsof Huntington in y'' east 
Riding of york shire afore sd. husband man him his heirs 
executors, administrators and assignes. All my Right title 
and Intrust y* I have in and to a five hundred pound Right 
of a farme, both of upland, and medow. lying & being in 
Crabmedow in y® p''sincts of Huntington afore sd. That 
is to say six acres of Land be it more or lese : And 
bounded on y^ north with y"^ Land of Edward Bunch : 
And on y^ west with y'= land of Jonathan Scudder and on 
y® south with y*^ woods in common And one y*^ east with y® 
highway. As also two percels of medow Containing six 
acers be it more or be it lesse: one of y*" sd. parcels is lying 
next y" beach. And joyning to y" medow of Thomas 
Martin on y'^ East. The other parcell is lying above y* 
bridge : Together with all p^'iveledgs and Rights of hous- 
ing gardings, orchyards fences, commons, pastures And all 
Lands devided or undevided yt now doth or here after 
shall any belong unto y'^ same. I say I y** above sd. Thom- 
as Brush do prom is and Ingage my self m}' heirs executors, 
administrators and assignes to save harmlesse and Indam- 
nefied y*" fore sd. Thomas Skidmor J"' his heirs executors, 
administrators or assignes and to defend him and them and 
every of for ever from any person or persons y^ shall or 
may Lay any just or lawfull claim to any part or parcell 
there of and also to free and Cleere y" above sd. accom- 
mondation from all dues debts demands Rate or Incum 
brances from y^ begining of y*" world to y*' dat here of — 
Except what y^ Indeans shall demand for y*^ soyle Right 
which y'^ sd. Thomas Skidmor Jun"" shall pay and cleere 
what charge and trouble y^ may arise about y*" same him 
selfe and also shall subscribe to y'^ covenent which was 
made between y*= town and y'' farmers : ffurther more I y« 
above sd. Thomas Brush doe by these p'sents bind myself 
my heirs executors administrators and assignes to Ratifie 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 365 

and Confirme all y'' above sd. accommandation and every 
part and parcell there of afore mentioned unto Thomas 
Skidmor Jun' his heirs executors administrators or assignes 
for his and their own proper Right use and behoofe To 
have and to hold use occupie possesse And quiatly to In- 
joye ffor ever : And for y*" Confirmation of y*" p'"mesis 
above written I have heere unto set my hand and seale 
this second day of Aprille 1683. 

In presents of ) Thomas Brush 

ABiELL Titus V 

Joseph Whitman ) This is a true Copy Compared 

with y"^ originall by me John 
Corey Clerk : Aprill the ii : i683. 
(Deeds. Vol. 1, pp. 149-152J 



[LANDS OF JONATHAN ROGERS.] 

[No Date.] 

Laied out for Jonathan Roggars In y^ bogges at y head 
of y*" mill swamp an Acare & halfe of Low Land three 
quarters of a Acare of Land bog the mill pond side 
eight acars betwene y'^ ould way going to oyester baye & 
y® mill betwene y*^ hill & y® broock the forth parsell Lying 
upon y'' hill betwene y'' two high wayes going to Could 
spring being tenn Acars. 

bey Mee John Ketcham Clerk, 

SaMUELL TITUS 

Joseph Whitman 
Apoynted by y" 
towne. 
{Deeds, roll, p. lU.) 



[DEED. JOHN WICKS TO JONATHAN ROGERS.] 

[1683, April 3.] 
Know all men whome it may Con'sern that John wickcs 



364 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of Huntington In y^ east riding of yorke shear on Long 
Island husband man have Bargned sould & Made over a 
parcell of Hassokey medow lying & being in y*^ east neck 
Containing about six acers be it more or less unto Jonathan 
Rogers of y*" abovesd Town & Riding & y" a bounded with 
the sea on y'' north & on y'' east with y*^ Comonds and on 
y'' west with y" land of Robert Cranfield and John wickes 
I say and doe by thes presents bargan sell and make over 
y" above sd boggey or hassokey medow from me my heirs 
exectours admin*"^ & assignes unto Jonathan Rogers him 
his heires executors admin*"^ or assignes for a valliable con- 
sideration all ready Reseaved In hand whereof and where- 
with I am fully satesfyed contented and paid I Doe Ingage 
my selfe & my heires to bare him y'' sd. Jonathan Rogers 
his heires & assignes harmeless from anie person or persons 
who may or shall lay anie lawfull and just claime to ye 
above sd medov/ or anie part or parcell thereof for ever 
and by vertue of thes have use ocepye & peacebly to In- 
joye for ever It is to be understood y* y*^ above sd. 
Medow did belong to my father Thomas wickes wich he 
did by of y'' town and thence to me & from me & my heirs 
as afore sd. unto Jonathan Rogers & his sucessors as witt- 
ness my hand this third Day of Aprill 1683 
Thomas wickes John Wickes 

hur 

' Elizabeth x Ketcham 

m;uk 

The afore sd. Is a true Copey taken out of y® Boock of 
records by me John Corey Clearke for y'* Records in Hun- 
tington- May y" 29 — 1682. 

This is alsoe a true Coppey extracted out of y' origenall 
Deed by me John Ketcham Clarke 

Apcarcd before me this 17"' day of January 170^ Justices 
John Wickes ct doth acknowledge y'" within written con- 
vaiance to be his free & volentary act & Deed 

Test. John Wickes 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 43.; 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 36$ 

[BRUSH FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1683, Apr. 3.1 

Rebeck Brush The daughter of Thomas Brush was born 
the 3'' of Apriil in the year of our Lord 1681. 

Thomas Brush son of Thomas Brush was born Jcneuary 
the 16 at the 12 hour or there abouts In y year of our 
Lord i68| 

John Brush y"" son of John Brush was born x\prill the 3** 
In y"" year of our Lord 1683. 
{Court Bee, p. 259.) 



[THOMAS SCIDMORE'S LANDS.] 

[1683, April.] 

Thomas Skidmor Land. 
Thomas Skidmor hath Eight Acres of Land Layd out, in 
Apriil 1683 by y*" side of Crabmedow hollow, on y'^ north 
side of y path : not fare from a small Round swamp of 
watter y^ Lyeth nere y"' Road to towne in Length thirty 
nine Rods which Runeth neere East & west the breadth 
thirty eaight Rods, Layd out by me Joseph Bayly, this is 
a true copy of y'' note from y'^ survaier ;* 
by me John Gary, Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 131.) 

[*This, I think, is the first record mentioned where a grant 
of land was located by an actual survey. The practice seems 
to have been for the applicant and the town authorities to 
measure the ground without much regard to accuracy, bound- 
ing it by visible monuments, such as trees and stones. — C. 
R. S.] 



366 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. NICHOLAS ELLIS TO THOMAS HIGBEE.] 

[1683, Apr. 26.] 

Know all men by these p'sents, That I Nicollas Ellise of 
Huntington in y'' East Riding of york shir on long Island 
have sold unto Thomas Higby of y'' above sd. Town and 
Riding, A parcell of land containing ten acres : And doe by 
these p''sents Bargan sell and make over all my Right title 
and intrust that I have in and to y'' above sd. ten acres of 
land from me my heirs, executors, administrators, or as- 
signes unto, Thomas Higby above sd. him his heirs, execu- 
tors, administrators and assings, to have and to hold use 
and Improve and quiatly to possese forever. And y*" above 
sd. land is lying and being in y*^ great east neck in Hun- 
ting bounds in y'' great hollow west ward of stony brook, 
l3-ing in Leangth north and south In breadth twenty Rods : 
And in Length eaighty Rods : And for & in consideration 
of y'" above sd. ten acres of Land I y*" above sd. Nicollas 
Ellis have Recaived a Reasonable consideration in hand 
where of and where with I am fully satisfied and payed : 
furthermore y*" above sd. land was part of ni}- division, 
which be longed to my hous Lot : Andy'' above sd. Instru- 
ment I doe Acknowledg to be m}^ act and deed By my 
setting to my hand and seale this 26"' of Aprill 1683. 
Witnesse ^^"^ '"^'■'^'^ "^ 

John Corey Nicollas x Ellis 

John kecham 

This is a true coppy extracted out of y^' originall p me 

John Corey : Clerk 
May the 5*" 1683. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 155.) 



[NICHOLAS ELLIS'S LAND.] 

[1683, April 26.] 
according to y" towns grant to Nicolas Ellis I have layd 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 367 

him out ten acars in y*^ grat Hollow to y*" west of stony 
Brook hollow on y*^^ east neck, it lyeth in leni^th north and 
south : in breadth 20 Rods and in length 80 Rods, with 
Rume for a Cart way on boath sides of y'" hollow. The 
marked trees on y'' south one a young Chesmut and a white 
oke, one y*^ north end an old dead oke at each c(jrner : 
Aprille y" 26"' 83. . JOSEPH Baly. 

This is a true cop}^ by me John Corey Clerk aprille 28. 
1683. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 94.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1683, May 5.] 

Att a town meeting it was agreed by y* major part of y^ 
Town That Thomas Higby should have a piece of Land 
added to his piece of swamp which Land lyeth on y'^ south 
side of }''' old mill path between Cap*" Baylyes lot & 
Thomas Larrances : and his Lott to bare y'' denomination of 
a hundred pound alottment And to have medow, (when pur- 
chased) equivilent as other Hundreds shall have out of y* 
medow he paying for his proportion as other men, it is to 
be understood a hundred pound allotment of all devitions 
y* is to be layd out after this grant. 

Both y'* above sd. are taken out of y'' old book By me 

John Corey 

May y' 5th 1683. Clerk 

{Deeds, Vol l,p. 155J 



[DEED. JONATHAN HARNET TQ ISAAC PLATT.J 

[1683. May 15.] 

Isacke Platts : Land Record 
Huntington May y" 15"': 1683 

This writting : witnesseth to all : or any before home 



568 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

this p''sents may come That I Jonathan Harned : of Hun- 
tington Shomaker have sould barganed and made over 
from me my heirs executors, administrators and asignes 
for ever fower acres ol wood-land Land now lying in com- 
mon y' did formerly belong to y*" A lotment of Willam 
Rogers deseased : from him to Andrew messenger from 
him to John Green and granted and given to John Green 
by y® town : And from him sould to mee. 
The Land lyeth in a place commonly called and known by 
y^ name of grounnut Hollow : Bounded on y*" East & west 
side by Isacke plats land on y*^ south by y'' high way on y* 
north by y" common : I say & by these p^^sents witnesse 
that I have sould: unto Isacke platt of Huntington Hus- 
bandman y*" fore mentioned Land : to him his heirs execu- 
tors administrators and assignes : to have and to hold for 
ever : and have alredy Recaived a valiable consideration 
for y'' said Land and have given y'' sd. Isack platt full and 
free possession thereof and further I do Ingage my selfe to 
free y'' sd. Isack plat from all claims or demands And to 
free y^ sd. Isack plat from all Indemnetysof any person or 
persons what so ever and to y'' full and true performence 
of all above written I doe profixe my hand d.nd seal y'' day 
and year above written 

sealed, signed and Jonathan Harned 

delivered in y' pres- 
ents of Jonas Wood Sen'' 

her 

Elizebeth X Wood 

mark 

The word : writting : in y^ first line was not in y*' origi- 
nall : but my oversight. 

This is a true Copy of y^ Originall by me John Corey Clerk 
May y'' 18. 1683. 

may the first in the yer agty aight Wheras it is sad three 
acres in the deed & record the word three is mad four with 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. j6g 

my consent and aprobation as witness my hand. 

Jonathan harneu. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 157.) 

[TRAVELING ON THE LORD'S DAY.] 

[1683, June 3.] 

Where as we whos names are under written have y'' last 
winter traveled from huntington to hempsted upon y** 
Lords day for which we are sori yt we have sinned against 
god and ofended our neibors for which we desir god to 
for give us and hope we shal never ofend god nor man in 
y® Like maner. 

Tho: HIGBY 

Edward higbee 

MOSES SCUDDER. 
Huntington June 3 : 1683 The above sd. owned & sub- 
scribed In y'' presents of y'^ Constable & overseers p me 
John Corey, Clerk. 

{Court Eec.,p. 363.) 



[DEED. RICHARD WHITE TO THOMAS FLEET.] 

[1683, June II.] 

The Record of Cap'" Thomas fifleets Rite of mill pond 
swamp. 

Know all men whom these may conserne that I Richard 
White of huntington in y*" east Riding of york sheir on 
long Island : have Bargencd sold and made over all my 
Right and title yt I have in & to severall shares of y*" old 
mill pond swamp : unto Cap*" Thomas ifleet of y'' above sd. 
town & Ridding: for a Reasonable consideration alredy 
Recaived in hand where with I am fully contented and 



370 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

payed : The fore mentioned Rights of swamp I y"^ fore sd. 
white bought of John Corey a two hundred pound Rite : 
also a two hundred pound Rite of nathaniell ffoster and 
also five hundred and half of Jonathan Rogers : All which 
severall shares are Recorded to me y'' above sd. white : 
And I y" fore sd. Richard White have Barganed sold & 
Estranged from me my heirs, executors, administrators 
and asignes : all my Right title & intrust y' I have in & to 
y^ above sd. swamp unto y'^ above said Cap*" Thomas ffleet 
his heirs, executors administrators and asignes to have and 
to hold for ever : And for y*" conformation here of I have 
here unto set to my hand this : 1 1 of June 1683. 
Witness Richard White 

Abiel Titus 

John Ketcham, 

John Corey Recorder, 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 105.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF MEADOWS, SOUTH SIDE, 
BY Caft. OPASSUM.]* 

[1683, Sept. 17.] 

Be it known unto all Christian People to whom this my 
Deed of sale may come or any ways concern know ye that 
I, Capt. Opasum, alias Osaways, an Indian, and son unto 
Takai)ausha, Sachem, formerly of Massapage, and now In- 
habitant upon Cow Neck, haveing a Privilege given me by 

[*Nearly, perhaps quite all the beaches and meadow described 
in this deed are now in the limits of the town of Oyster Bay, 
the Marsepague Indians occupying territory farther west than 
Huntington as well as in Huntington. It was along this shore 
of the Great South Bay in Oysterbay town, where Capt. John 
Underbill and his soldiers, about the time of the first settle- 
ment attacked and massacred nearly the whole Marsepague tribe 
and destroyed their villages on slight provocation. | C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 371 

my Father, Takapousha, of all the meadow, fresh and salt 
lying and being on the south side of Long Island and joyn- 
ing to the Beach from the Great Gut, commonly called 
Massapage Gut, west or therabouts to the West gut, com- 
monly called and known by the name of Merreek Gut, 
have upon good consideration and for a Reasonable Value 
of money in hand Received, have bargained, sold, alienated 
and in present Passession Delivered, all the meadow, fresh 
and salt, lying and joyning to the Beach between the two 
Guts as above said, and the Hammock or Broken Meadow 
any where, or in what nature soever lying, being between 
Oyster bay Meadow^ and the Beach above said, the Previl- 
ege of the Beach Included, to the salt sea, unto Adam 
Wright, Job Wright, John Wright, Thomas Weeks and 
Th(jmas Townsend all Inhabitants of Oysterbay, to them, 
the above said live Persons their heirs, executors Adm"'** 
and asigne forever, to have and to hould Occupy, Passess 
and enjoy, as all or either of their propper Right, title or 
Interest that they may now Possess, from me my heirs, ex"' 
Adm". or Assigns or any other person English or Indian 
laying claim to any parcel thereof, forever as firmly unto 
all Interests and purposes as might or could be written or 
Drawn by any Deed of sale or conveyance Whatsoever 
Acording to Law, engage to Defend them or any of them, 
ther heirs or assigns, in Peaceable Possession & Injoyment 
of the Premises forever, as Witness my hand & seal, in 
Oysterbay, the 17"' Day of September 1683. 
Sealed and delivered In Presence of 

James Wick Capt Opassum, alias 

'"'* XOraway mark 

John X mark 

Signd over to his Son in Law, Thos. Jones, Fort Neck, 
Paten of Oysterbay, 14 Sept. i/jf- 

Thos. Townsend. 



372 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

then to Frelove Jones, i8 Febry. I7|| 

Thos. Weeks 
Inst 
Saml Seaman. 
John Clemment. 

Entered 14 July 171 5, John Smith Clk. 
from Records Queens County Clks. office Lib. E. page 60 
&61 

Compard. 
Whited Hicks Clk. 
{File No. 30.; 



[TOWN MEETING. DELEGATES ELECTED TO 
THE SOUTHOLD ASSEMBLY.] 

[1683, Sept. 24.] 

Sept. 24. 1683. 

At a town meeting legally warned the town being or- 
dered by warrant from the high sheriff to make choice of 
four men to go to Southold to meet in Assembly for the 
choosing of two men for the East Riding to go to New 
York Sizes. 

The town having made choice of Isaac Piatt, James Chi- 
chester, Epenetus Piatt, Thomas Whitson. 

The da)^ above said, it was put to vote whether the town 
would build a comfortable house upon the town lot for the 
Ministery or exchange with Mr Jones for a lot that the town 
formerly gave him lying between Jonas Smith house lot 
and Thomas Wicks his pasture ; and the major part of the 
town's vote was to change with Mr Jones, that he should 
have only the town lot ; the meadow and other privileges 
thereunto belonging to the town lot to remain and be the 
town's forever. 

[Copied from the original in Court Records 168 1-4. p. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3. 

28 old paging, p. new paging, in the Revision of tht 
Records in the year 1873. J 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 119.) 



I 



[DEED. ROBERT ARTHUR TO JAiMES SMITH.] 

[1683, Oct. 2.] 

The Records ol James Smiths Land. 

Know all men by these prsents y' I Robart Arthiir of Hun- 
tington up on Long Lsland in y"^ East Riding of york shire 
waver, have and doe by these p'sents Bargan sell & make 
over unto James Smith of Huntington upon Long Island 
in y*^ East Riding of york shire afore sd. coper, a certaine 
pe^sell of Land situate and being in y^ west neck of y"^ town 
of Huntington Containing Eaight acres being part of my 
division Land given me ^^' y*^ town of Huntington and Layd 
out by order there of, which sd. Land Bounded as speci- 
fied, the Land of Robart Cranfeild on y^ East, The west 
side with y*" woods in commonadg. so is also north and 
south ends I say all y' p'^sell of Land wit all its fence there 
to belonging with all division Right or Rights y'^ may or 
ever here after shall be Long to y*^ afore sd. Land or Lands 
by divition Right or any other LawfuU way what so ever 
I have frome me my heirs executors Administrators and 
assignes Barganed sold and made over unto James Smith 
his heirs Executors Administrators and asignes, for y' sume 
of twenty one pounds passable pay of this Countrey to be 
payed in hand off y*^ sealing & delivering here of In Con- 
sideration whereof I doe by these p'"sents sell Elinate, es- 
trange & make over from me my heirs executors adminis- 
trators and assignes unto James Smith his heirs executors 
administrators and assignes To have And to hold for Ever 
and further I doe Ingadge my selfe my heirs & assignes to 



i774 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



save harmelesse and indamnefied y^ fore sd. James Smith 
his heirs executors, administrators and assignes from any 
person or persons who may or shall lay any Claime or title 
to y* sd. Land or fence or any part or parsell thereof to y^ 
Indamnefing y*" sd Smith or his sucksesrs in his or there 
quiat possesion in witnesse where of I have heere unto set 
my hand & scale this 2^ day of October in y* 35*^ year of 
his mag*''"'' Reigne And in y® year of our Lord 1683. 
signed, seled and de- '""^ '""'^ °' 

livered in y' presents ol ROBARTX Arthur 

James Chichester ^^' ""^^"^ "^ 

Thomas Whitson Mary x Arthur 

This is a true Coppy of y^ originall by me John Corey 
Clerk, Oct. 20. 1683. 

The above sd. Robart Arthur came to my house in com- 
pany with James Smith afore sd. and acknowledged y® 
afore sd. Instrument to be his owne volentary act and deed. 

John Corey Clerke 
{Deeds, Vol. I, pp. 161-2.) 



[DEED. JOHN FINCH TO EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1683, Oct. 6.] 

know all men by these p'sents yt I John fhnch ^^'^°'' of Hun- 
tington upon Long island In y* East Riding of New York 
shire : ffor and in consideration ol y*" sume of forty five 
pounds and ten shillings : In Currant pay of this CoUony : 
to me alredy in hand payed by Edward Higbey of hun- 
tington, on long Island afore said for divers other good 
causes and considerations me heer unto moving And other 
good consideration Exciting: have sold him y^ sd. Higby 
all and every part & parcell of y* accommondation of myne 
which was formerly Calub wood situated and being in y® 
town ship of huntington on long Island and then sold to 



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HUNTINGTON TOWN RPXORDS. 375 

Samuel davis and then to me John finch : which is bound- 
ed on y® East side with y'' Lot of Thomas Whitson joyning- 
to Joseph Bayly and frunting to y*" street to gether with 
twelve acres of medow Lying on y*" south side of y" IsLand 
Eaight acres Lying on a neck called by y*" name of Santa- 
pauge and being bounded on y'' East side y" medow of 
Epenetus plat and on y*^ west side with y'' medo of Jona- 
than Rogers and foure acres of medow more or Lesse lying 
on a neck called by y" name of y'' East neck joyning to foure 
acres of Cap'" fleet I y° fore sd John fifinch have made over 
& doe by these p'"sents make over from me my heirs Execu- 
tors administrators & assignes unto Edward Higby his 
heirs executors Administrators & assignes y'' home Lot 
orchyard fence gardin out Lands, belonging there unto tt) 
have And to hold for Ever and I doe by these p'sents In- 
gage my selfe m}- heirs and assignes to save harmeles and 
indamnefied y'' fore sd. Edward Higby his heirs and 
assignes from any person or p'sons who may or shall Lay 
any Claime to y'' fore sd. p'messes or any part or parcel 
there of In witnesse whereof I have heere unto set my hand 
& seal y'' 6"" day of Octobr In y'^ 35"' of his mag"'^ Raine 
And in y*^ year of our Lord 1683. Signed sealed cS: deliv- 
ered in y^ p'"sents of us. 

Richard White John ffinch 

Jeremy Adams 

this interline I y*" above sd. John finch doc owne to be 
before y*^ signeing and sealing of this bill of sale. 

Huntington Aprill 1684 
Apered before me this 7"' of Aprill Jn" finch sen' of y*^ 
town of huntington in y County of Suffolk on long Island 
and owned this within Instrument to be his act and deed. 

I SAC Arnold. Justis. 

y® above sd. is a true Coj^py p. me Jn" Corey Clerk 
Aprill y*^ 9*'' 1684. 
[Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 165.; 



3/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[COREY FAMILY RECORD-] 

[1683, Oct. 28.] 

Huntington 

John Core was maried to Mary Cornish the 15 day of 
desember 1667. 

Mary Core the daughter of John Core was borne October 
the 20 1668 on the third day of the week in the night about 
the 10 hour. 

.\.bigall Core the daughter of John Core was born the 13 
day of Noyember on the second day of the week about the 
9 hour 1670. 

EHzebeth Core, the daughter of John Core was born Jen- 
euary the 9 in the year 1672 on th 5 day of th week in the 
afternoon. 

John Core the son of John Core was borne the 3 day of 
feber}- in the yere 1674 on the 4 day of the week in the 
alter noon. 

Martha Core the daughter of John Core was born the 17 
day ol fel^uar^• in the yeer 1677 the 7 day at eyening. 

Elnathan Core the son of John Core was born the first day 
of Jimc in the yeare of our lord 1679 on the first day of the 
Ayeek in the morning before the sun was up. 

Thomas Corey, the son of John Corey was born the 21 of 
September in y'' year of our lord 1681 one y'" fourth day ot 
y" week called Wednesday about noon. 

Abraham Corey* was borne 3'' 28"' of October 1683 on y" 
first day of y'' week in y'' night about y" 12 hour. 
{Court Bee, p. 350.) 

[*Considerina^ how large a family John Corey left, it is sin- 
gular that the name has entirely disappeared from the town 01 
Huntington. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 377 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1683, Dec. 24.J 

Dec. 24, 1683. 

At a town mectintr it was put to vote how many men 
they would send in order to the warrent sent the town. 
The vote is they would send one and impower two. J(jhn 
Sammis is chosen, and Epenetus Piatt impowered. with 
him in order to the warrant. 

[Copied from the orig-inal in Court Records 1681-4, p. 32 

old paging, p. new paging, in the Revision of the 

Records in the year 1873.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, jj. 121.) 



[WARRANT OF COMMISSIONERS FOR 
COUNTY ASSESSMENT.] 

[1683, Dec. 27.] 

Y^ are to bring in, fayrely written the Certificate of the 
Names and y"" names of all and every p.son & p. sons dwel- 
ing &. Residing within the bounds o"" Limits of y"" townes: 
and also of the substance and vallieu of every of them in 
Lands, Moneys tS: all other visible estate with out Con- 
cealement Lour * * - dread o'' Mallis in order to the 
pa3'ment of the free gift or p'^sent which our Represunta- 
tives gave as a grattuity to o"" honorable governer,* being 

[*The governor here referred to was His Excellency, Thomas 
Dongan, who had but recently landed, and who had promised 
great things in the way of a liberal government, but whose word, 
as afterward appeared, was of no more value than that of an 
Indian. He was, like the latter, always wanting a present. He 
subsequently seized the charter and title papers of Huntington 
and held them until he received a "present " as an inducement 
for their return. — C. R. S.J 



378 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

one peny for every pounds valine of all the Reall, person- 
all & visible estate of all cSl every the free houlders & in- 
habitants of y"" towne & limitts as also to choose & p'sent 
to us the name of some Meete p'^son in y"" town to be Col- 
lector of sayd Money : this to be brought in to us at the 
house of Mr Joseph fordham in South Hampton upon the 
16 day of January Next : tis to bee under stood that all yo^ 
vallueables are to be as Money soe are the payments to be 
also. 
2yth Decemb"" 1683. 

for the p'^sentus or assessors of Huntington these. 
J Sloss Hobart 1 
Joseph fordham L^ 
Thomas Mapes Comisioners. 

Epenetus PlattJ 
(mie No. 15.) 



[WOOD FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1684, Jan. 6.] 

Eliphelet Wood son of John wood was born the 14 day of 
febuery in the 3'eer 1677. 

John Wood the son of John Wood was born Aprill the 
sixt 1680; 

Martha Wood y'^ daughter of John wood was born y® sixt 
of Jenuery In y'' ^-ear of our Lord i68|. 
(Court Eec.,p. 2S9.) 



[DEED. JOHN GOLDING TO NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 

[1684, Jan. 28.] 

Nicolas Smith Land Rec' 
This Indenture made y^ 28^*" day of Jenuary in y'' 36^^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 379 

year of y'" Raigne of our Sov" Lord Charles y"" second by y^ 
Grace of God of England Scotland, france & Ireland, king 
defender of y'' faith etc. And in y® year of our Lord accord- 
ing to y" Computation of y'" Church of England 1684 
Between John Golding of fresh pond with in y'= bounds of 
Huntington upon Long Island and in y"' County of Suffolk 
in America of y"^^ one party planter. And Nicollas Smith of 
y*" same place cS: county afore sd. Carpenter of y*" other 
party, Witnesseth : That y" sd. John Golding: for divers 
good causes mee moving, but especialy for and in Con- 
sideration of y'' sume of twenty six pounds in hand pa}ed 
before y'' sealing and delivery of these p'sents by y"' sd. 
Nicollas Smith where wnth y'' said John Golding doth 
acknowledg him selfe fully satisfied, contented and payed: 
Hath granted allinated bargened sold and confirmed and 
by these presents doth fully cleerly and absolutly grant 
alinat : bargan sell and confirme unto y® afore said Nicolas 
Smith his hous, orchyard home lot lying and being in y*^ 
town of Huntington in y" tener or occupation of y*" fore 
said John Golding y"" lot Containing three acres be it more 
or lesse ; With all housing Barnes, stables, gardens. Build- 
ings fences or other herid-nts to y" same be longing or 
appartaining to y*" sd. hous or tenements formerly Injoyed 
by John Lum : thence estranged to John INIathis thence to 
Jeffrey Lake again Recaivcd by John Mathis thence to 
John Golding Buting & bounding as specified y land of 
Tho" Wicks on 3'" east end: The land of John Corey on y® 
south side : y" west &. north to y'' kings high way to gether 
with all Woods under Woods Commons of ])asture what 
soever doth to y'' same belong. To have And to hold y" 
said housing garding, orchard home lott with all y'' fore 
mentioned p''meses with all their Rights & priveledges y'' 
now doth or ever here after may or shall be long or apper- 
tain unto y*" same, unto y" above sd. Nicollas Smith his 
heirs, executors administrators and asignes : And toy'' only 
use and behoofe of y^ afore sd. Nicollas Smith his heirs 



380 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

executors, administrators & assigns for ever. And y® above 
said John Golding for him selfe his heirs executors admin- 
istrators and asignes doe Covenent p'^omise and grant 
by these p'"sents y* at y^ time of y*" sealing and de- 
livery here of he then was y^ sole and Lawfull 
owner of all y® afore mentioned p'meses and am 
lawfuly seased of and in y*^ same and in every part and 
parcell there of in my own Right And y*^ said Nicollas 
Smith his heirs executors, administrators and assignes shall 
and may by force and vertue of these p'"sents from time to 
time and at all times here after Lawfully peacably and 
quiatly have hold use occupy and injoy the afore mentioned 
ed primeses with all their appurtinences Iree and cleerand 
cleerly acquited and discharged of and from all and all 
maner of fines gifts grants, Leases morgageses joynters 
dowers titles of dower judgments executions entailleings 
and of and from all other titles troubles and incumbrances 
what so ever had made, committed witingly or willingly 
suffered or don by y'' sd. John Golding or by any other 
person or persons whatsoever Lawfuly claimmg from by 
or under him y'^ sd. John Golding : or b}' his meancs or 
assent or privet procurment And y'^ sd. John Golding his 
heirs and assignes and all and every person and persons 
what soever lawfuly claiming in from or under him shall 
and will warrant and for ever defend : b}' these p'sents y* 
fore mentioned premices only what intrast belongs to his 
Royal highnesse y*" Duke of Yorke : In Witnesse where of 
I have here unto set my hand and scale y'' day Si year 
above written. 

signed sealed and y® ^^^^^ "f 

delivered in y"" p'sents of John X Golding. 

John Corey, Joseph Baly. 

this above sd. deed was acknowledged before me this 29 
of January i68| Epenetus justis of y^ peace. 

Memorandam 1 Grace Golding wife of John Golding 
doe acknowledge, condesend^ consent and agree to and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 381 

confirme as much as in mc lyeth to all and every of y* 
within mentioned bargan sale and alination of all and every 
of y® within mentioned p'meses as my hand and seale 
doth testefie y*" marke of GRACE X GOLDING signed sealed & 
delivered in y" p'sents of JOSEPH Baly, John Corey. This 
above sd. acknowledgment was owned by y*" woman to be 
volentery and freely don before me EPENETUS PLATT justis 
of y^ peace. 

This Bill of sale is a true coppy compared with y^ origi- 
nall by me John Corey Clerk. Feb. 27, i68f. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 185-6.) 



[DEED. THOMAS iMARTIN TO THOMAS 
SCIDMORE.] 

[1684, Feb. 12.] 

This Indenture Made y^ twelfe day of febraware in y^ 
thirtie six yeer ot y" Raine of our sov' Lord Charls the sec- 
ond & in y® yeer of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
eaightie fowr five Between Thomas martin of Crabmedow 
neck w*'' in y"" bounds of huntington upon long Island in y* 
Counte of Suffoke and provaince of new yourke in Ameri- 
cae husbandman of y^ one partie & Thomas Scidmore of y" 
same place in y*" counte and province a fore said of y'' other 
Partie Wittneseth that for divers good considerations mov- 
ing mee their unto have barganed sould asighned (St made 
over and doe by these p'^sents Bargaine allinate estrange 
and make over from mee my heirs exseceters Adminestra- 
tors and Asighnes all my Right tittle & intrest in and too A 
sertaine p'sell of medoe land containing three quarters of 
an acker or neer there abouts. Butting and bounding as 
speecified Bounded one y'' east side w"' A small Creeke on 
y*" north or norewest w"' y'" hieway, high way w*'' A small 
slow where y*^ tide coms up : on y"^ south side wth A small 



382 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Creeke I say this Parcell of meddow Land w'^ all it Rights 
and Priveleges acording to its denomination bee it more or 
lesse for & in consideration of y^ sum of twentie five shil- 
lings in hand Paid before the ensealling & delivering heer 
of wherein and where of I y*" sd. Thomas marten doe Ac. 
knowledge my self too bee fully satisfied, contented and 
Paid by y^ afore sd Thomas Scidmore, for which I the said 
Thomas martin have granted sould Alinated and Confirmed 
& by these p'sents, doe confirm from mee my heirs exseke- 
ters administrators & asigncs unto Thomas Scidmore his 
heiars exsecketers administrators and Asighens to have and 
to hold for ever y" afore sd. p'mises and y'' sd Thomas 
martin lor him self his heairs & a sighns doth warant my 
self to bee y*^ Lawfull owner of y*" afore mentioned p'mises. 
And y*" said Thomas Scidmore his heairs exseckters Ad- 
minestraters or Asighns shall or may by force & vertue of 
these presents from time to time cSt att all time for ever 
Lawfully Peacably & quietly have hold use ocupie posses 
aud enjoe y" same cleerly Aquitted and discharged of and 
from all gifts, grants Leasses morgages, jointurs dowreis, 
tittles of dowreis judgments exsecutions, entaiils and from 
all other tittles, troubles and incombrances what soe ever 
had made or committed by y'' said Thomas martin or by any 
other Person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming 
from or under him y'' said Thomas martin or by his means 
assent or procurement and doe warant to defend for ever 
y^ a fore sd. pmeses onely Reserving the in trest of his 
Ryall heiness y'" Duke of yorke in witnesse whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and scale the day & yeer first above 
written. 

Witnese The mark of X 

Jeremiah wood Thomas martin 
hisXmarke The mark of X 

James Smith Mary martin 
May y'' 6"' 1686 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 383 

This above written obl3'gation was acknowleged before 
mee this ii of Aprill 1686 

Epenetus Platt 
Justice of peace 
[Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 131.) 

Recorded. 
The Bill of salle on y'' other side Relatting to Thomas mar- 
tin and Thomas scidmore is a true Coppy Comparied with 
y'' origanall p mee Isaac Platt 

Rec^ 
[Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 132.) 



[NOKES FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1684, Feb. 15.] 

John nocks sunn ot waiter noakes was borne the 23 of 
Aprill 1672. Thomas nocks was borne 15"' of march i6!J|. 
Walter nocks was borne y*^ 26"' of septembar in y*-' yeer of 
our lord 1676. 

Isaac noacks was borne 15^'' of September 1678. sara 
nocks daughter of waiter nocks was borne the 12"' of 
Aprill in y'^yeer 1681 Rachell nocks borne y" 15*'' of febur- 
wary in y*^ yeer i6||^. 
[Surveys, p. 150.) 



[THE TURK'S RATE.*] 
[1684, Feb. 16.J 

The Turks Ratte. 
Agreed apone : by us hos names ar underrittcn that 

[*The "Turks Rate" was a term used to denote a tax levied 
by the British Government to provide funds for ransoming 
prisoners taken by Algierian pirates in the Mediterranean Sea 
and other waters. — C. R. S.] 



384 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 



thos men how war bee hind of the payment of the : turkes 
mony : ar now to pay the remaindar in Speshy and prise 
foil being that is to say : 

good marchantabell : wintar whet at : 4 p bus : 11. 
good marchantabell somar whet at : 3 : 6 : per bus : 11 
good merchantabell Indian Corne at ; 2 : p. bus: 11. 

good merchantabell pork at 2'' : p pound 

good long whall bone at : 6^: p pound 

febeuary 16"' 



i68| 



Isaac Platt 
Epenetus Platt 
James Smith 
Abiel Titus 
The names of thos men y* are behind of the turks Ratte : 
it com to 2d upon y'' hundred to be paid as within written 

hundred 
3 



Sam. Wood 
Rich. Williams 
Walter Noack 
John Go Idin 
Captt. Baily 
John Brush 

{File No. 10.; 



[ACCOUNT OF WOLVES KILLED.] 

[1684.] 

Suffolk 

Dr to Huntington 
To eleven wolves and fower Indian wolves 
To John Weeks lor a Jernne to Hum sted 
To Joseph Whittmen .... 

To Epenettus Platt for expencs 
To Jonathan Scudder for friet 
To James Wood as Committee 
To y*" warrant to Jonas Wood 
To y" treseur for collecting the summe 



. 18 


06 





00 


07 





. 01 


1 1 





00 


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9 


00 


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02 


09 





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06 


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25 


17 


9 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



J'^D 



An Anount arisen in Huntington in y' County of Suffolk. 
I wolfe killed by Thomas Higby y'= i8"' of novembcr 1684. 

1 (one) wolfe killed by Richard Soopper and Edward Mig- 
by: y'^ 2^ of des' 1684 

5 (five) wolves killed by Edward Higby ; at desenV y*^^ 3'' 
one ; January y*" 21 three, septemb"" y'' 19 one 1685. 

2 (two) wolves killed by timothy Conkling and brought to 
me y'' 22'' of desembr 1684 and y*" 24"' of March, after. 

1 Richard Sopper killed one Wolfe and brought v head, 
feb. y" 2o"> i68-f 

2 Jeremiah Smith one wolfe y" 19^'' of Sep. 1685 : the other 
was a yong wolf killed bv an Indian. 

2 John Wicks two young wolves killed, Indeans, Jan . 30; 
and oct y'' 5"' 

I James Smith one young wolf, killed by an Indcan : called 
Amphery, October 21 : 1685. 

for John wicks going to hempsted to pylot a man w hich 
had Letters for y' Govenour Sept. y'' 7"' 8"' for u hich he 
demands o ; 7 : o : 

for going to Setalket to carr)- our voats for chusing esem- 
bly men upon ye 18"' of Sept. 1685. 

for Joseph Whitman Grand Juriman for ye towne ul Hun- 
tington at South hempsted Court Last y'' march. 
The valuation of y'' estates of Huntington is 6298'" 16' 8** 
Huntington Novembr y'' 7*'' 1685 ; by order of ye town of 
Huntington. 

John Corey Gierke, 
for ye Comitty now sitting at South hold for y'' County of 
Suffolk. 

{File No. 7.) 



[SAMMIS FAMILY RECORD.] , 
[1684, March 14.] 

John Samissonn of John Samis was borne y* 13*'^ of sep- 
tembar in y^ yeer 1673, 



386 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Silus samis sonn of John Sam is was borne y*" 2'^ of novem- 

bar in y' yeer 1676 

deberah Samis daughter of John Samis was borne y*" 13*'' 

of Novembar 1678. 

david Samis sonn of John Samis was borne y* 4*^ of ock- 

tobar in y'' yeer 1681. 

Isaac Samis sonn of John Samis was borne y'' 14"" day of 

March i6|| 

(Siti^ceya, p. \&'L) 



[MARY SIMPSON TO SARAH SOPER.] 

[1684, March 15.] 

know all whome it may concerne v' I mary simson do ac- 
knowledg y' in y^ time of my widdowhood in huntington 
when I had knowledge y' I had a rite in Crabmedow farmes 
in huntington bounds I went to my daughter Sarah Soper 
and bequathed all my Right in y*" sd. farme to her to keep 
for her son Richard soper when he come of age. 
Huntington ^^ "'"'^«' "^ 

March y" 15*'' i68| MARY X SIMSON 

witnes 

J"" Corey 

Richard Bott. 

This is a true Coppy of y'^ originall p me John Corey. 

Clerk 
March y' 15. i68f 
{Court Records, p. iQQ.) 



[COURT RECORD.] 

[1684, March 21.] 
Whereas Katrine Jones of Huntington did peticion this 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 387 

Court of sessions now sitting this 21*' of march 168 J at 
South hampton : y' she may Injoy the Estate of Moses 
Scudder deceased, for her Comfortable subsistance y'' Court 
haveing Considered y^ same doe order &determin y' y^'sd. 
Widow Jones shall ijuiatly Injoy all y^ Estate In her pos- 
session, or y* y® said Moses Scudder with his said mother 
died possessed of to In joy as afore sd. dureing her life & 
at her decease ; to Returne to y*" heires according to Law : 
unlesse y*" children can agree with her upon other termes 
to her satisfaction, which granted, giveing in securety to 
Law 

p order of Court p John howell ; Junr: Clarke. 
y® Charge arising in refference to y'' premises is fifteen 
shillings in mony. J. H. 

This is a true Coppy of y^ originall Compared by me John 
Corey, Clarke. 

( Court Records, p. 367.) 



[COURT RECORD. A GRAND JURY CHOSEN.] 

[1684, March 22.] 

Itt is ordered by this Courte of sessions* holden for y® 
County of Suffolk now sitting in Southampton this 22''' 
day of Maixh i68f as followeth, that there shall bee a 
grand Jury Chosen (viz^^) three substantiall faitfull men 
In each Respective towne in this County to be Chosen by 
the Majority of y'' free holders of every towne to make a 
true presentment acording to Law of all missdemeaners 
that shall be Committed in there townes Respectively 

[*At the Assembly held the previous October, (1683) the di- 
vision of the province into ridings was abolished and twelve 
counties were established, among them Suffolk. This was, I 
think, the first court held in this County under the new order 
of things.— C. R. S.] 



388 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Dureing- there office of grand Jur3'men (viz'*) swareing 
profanes, Sabeth Breaking, Drunkeness, fornication Adul- 
tery and all such abomniable sins and the said jurymen 
be sworne to there office by the next Justice off the Peace. 

By the Courte, 

John -Howell, Clarke. 
To y*" grand Jurymen of y® 
towne of Huntington 
{Court Bee. p. 369.) 



[DEED. JOHN BETTS TO EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1684, March 29.] 

To all Expian peopel to whome these p'sents writing 
shall come I John Beets of huntington upon long Island 
within y^ County of Sufolk husband and abigal my wife 
have for divers good causes & considerations as these 
p'scnt witnesseth know y* y* we John Beets & abigall my 
wife doth for and in consideration of a marriage y' have 
been made and sollomnized between Edward higby of y® 
one party & abigal adams of y" other part my daughter in 
Law have given granted and doe by these p''sents give and 
grant and make over from us our heirs executors, adminis- 
trators & asignes unto our son in Law Edward Higby of 
huntington on Long Island within y*" County of Suffolk 
afore sd. husband man The south west end of my home 
situat and lying in huntington afore sd. Containing two 
acres be it more or lesse now in y*^ possesion of y'' sd. hig- 
by bounded on y^ east side with y'' high way y*^ was for- 
merly a mill pond and y*" south west end y'' hiway y west 
or norwest y^ highway y* Leads to y" west feild or har- 
bour y" north end with my home lot we say all & singluer 
y^ sd. land and fence before specefied we doe by these 
p''sents elinate and estrange from us our heirs, executors, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 389 

administrators & asignes unto Edward higby his heirs ex- 
ecutors admynistrators and assignes to have and to hold 
for ever in witnesse where of wee have here unto sot our 
hand & seal this 29"' of March in y" 36 year of his maj"*' 
Raine and in y** yeare of our Lord 1684. 
signed sealed & dd. John Beets. 

in y"^ p'sents of 

J DUX Corey 
Epenetus Platt 

huntington Suffolke, appeared before me this 7"' of Aprill 
1684 Jn" beets and acknowledged y' above Instrument to 
be his act and deed. Isack Arnold 

Justes. 

a true Coppy by me John Corey, Clark 
Aprill 9, 1684. 
{Deech, Vol. 1, p. 167.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1684, April;,] 

at a town meeting Legally warned and being so met this 
7"" of Aprill 1684. The day afore said Mr Epenetus jjlatt 
chosen tresurer. 

The day above said Jonathan Scudder chosen collecter 
for this present year. Also it was voated by y' major part 
of y*^ town Capt. thomas fleet, Thomas powell, Thomas 
Whitson, for Comiciners for this present year.* 

further more y*^ day above said abiell titus was chosen 
Constable for this present year. 

[*A Town Court had been created which was to be held by 
three commissioners. These men refused to take the oath as 
such commissioners. This office was short lived, as it did not 
meet with public approval. — C. R. S.] 



390 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Upon consideration that y^ said Thomas fleet and thomas 
powel : and thomas Whitson are not willing to take y® oath 
according to Law. therefor y^ town have preseeded y* 
day above sd. to a new choyce and by y^ major part of y® 
voate 

Isaac plat ) 

Epenetus plat > Comisioners 

and John Corey ) 

the day above sd. it was voated by y® major part of y' 
voats that Joseph Whitman, thomas wicks and James Smith 
shall sarve as grand jury men for this present year. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. \, p.l1&.) 



[JOHN FINCH TO EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1684, April 18.] 

At y^ Request of Edward Higby this Eighteenth of 
Aprill 1684 thomas whitson and Martha his wife, doth de- 
clare y* John finch sen"^ did som time in October last goe 
into his lot then sold unto Edward higby : and gave y" sd. 
Edward higby possession by braking a twig and diging a 
turf e : and delivering y*' turfe and twig* to y'' sd. higby and 
sd. by vartue of this I give you possion of this my lot and 
all y*^ medow and out Land belonging to it. 

John Corey, Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 166.) 

[*The delivery of land upon a sale "by turfe and twig" was a 
a custom derived from England, where it had prevailed from a 
very remote period, and before written records of conveyances 
were made. The mode of delivery is in this conveyance very 
plainly stated. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 391 

[DEED. THOMAS FLEET Sen. TO JOHN 
SAMMIS.] 

[1684, May 20.] 

John Samis. 
Where as there is a certain parcell of swawp or bogey 
medow lying in this town of huntington comonly caled 
and known by y*^ name of y*" old mill pond where in most 
of )•'■ freeholders had formerly a Rite therin and did agree 
to lay it out into four quarters so y^ every of y*^ proprietors 
had knowledg in which of y'' quarters his proportion lay 
& y*^ said s-wamp or bogey medow is layed out in to foure 
quarters to Run East and west so y' y*^ quarto next y'' mill 
dam may be call y*" first quarter and y' quarter which 
lyeth next to Epenetus plats hous lots & Tho wicks his 
pastuer may be called y'' fourth & last quarter- — Wherefore 
know all whom these may consern that I Thomas fleet 
sen'' having a four hundred pound Rite there in by vartue 
of my accommondation, in y' fore sd. bogey medow and 
have also made lawful! purchas of severall persons shares 
there in namly of Samuel wood his three hundred pound 
Rite of Thomas powell his three hundred pound Right : of 
Thomas Whitson his two hundred pound Rite : of John 
finch sen"" his fower hundred pound Rite : also of Richard 
White severall shars which he purched : namely of John 
Corey his two hundred pound Rite : of Joseph wood his 
two hundred pound Rite : of Jonathan Rogers his five 
hundred & fifty pound Rite : all which Rite & shares are 
lying in y'' second quarter except v' four hundred bought 
of John finch afore sd. which lyeth in v'' first quarter of y® 
afore sd. bogey medow ; which first quarter lyeth next y' 
mil dam afore said This writing further witneseth to all 
whom it may consern y* I Thomas fleet sen"^ of huntington 
in y* county of Suffolk Merchant have barganed sold «S: 
made over unto John Sammis of y* above sd. town & 



392 HUXTINCxTON TOWN RECORDS. 

county all my Right title & intrust y' I have in all and 
every of 3'*^ fore sd. Rite & shares of old mil pond swamp 
or bogey medow lor a Reasonable consideration alredy, 
Receaived in hand where of & where with I am fully con- 
tented & payed : And doe by these p'sents bargan sell 
estrange and make over all my Rite title and intrust y* I 
have in and to all & every part & parcell of my Rights and 
shares afore mentioned in y* fore sd. old mill pond swamp 
or bogey medow from me my heirs executors, administra- 
tors & assignes unto John Sammis afore sd. him his heirs 
executors administrators & assignes To have and to hold 
to use & improve and peacably to injoy without lett or 
mollestation for ever. And further I y'' afore said Thomas 
fleet sen'' doe Ingage my selfe my heirs executors adminis- 
trators & asignes to save harmlesse & indemnefied y'' fore 
sd. John Sammis his heirs executors administrators and 
assignes from any person or persons who may or shall lay 
at any time any Just & lawfuU claim to any part or parcell 
of V'' fore mentioned Rites or shares of y'' fore sd. old mill 
pond swamp or bogey medow And for y*" perf ormence and 
confirmation of all & every of y'" perticulers afore sd. I 
have here unto set my hand & seal this twentyeth of may 
In y"^ year of our Lord 1684 Thomas fleet, signed sealed 
and delivered in y^ p'sents of John Corey : 

And y'' marke of Walter xNoAKS 

This is a true Coppy Compared with y*" originall p me 
John Corey dark. 

May y twenty ninth 1684. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p, 169.) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE INDIANS TO PAY 

RENT.] 

[1684, June 23.] 
At a town meeting legaly warned by y® constable y^ 2^^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 393 

of June and y" meeting held y" 26"' of June abov. sd. 1684. 
The first thing- that was voted y'' day abov sd was publak 
Red the second thing was voated y'' day abov sd. was that 
there should be a collector to gather all Rates that is to say 
y'' County Rate ye ministers fifty pound a year and all 
towne Rats : for this present year ensewing the third thing 
was voated y'' day above said Jonathan Scudder was chosen 
by y'^ major voat to be Collector for this ensewing year. 
The fourth thing y' was voted y'' day above sd : Mr Wood, 
Isack platt Thomas powell & John Corey to discourse with 
y*^ Indians about their setling on our Land : And to give 
them order to Remove or give some smallc Rent as ac- 
knowledgment as y'' shall (see) fit for so Long time as you 
shall allow him provided y' hee take up no more Land. 
y*" fifth thing y'^ day above sd it was voted ar.d granted y' 
Jonathan Scudder shall take up six acres of Land towards 
his division it lying not fare from y*" wigwam swamp and 
fronting towards y'' claft. if it do not prejudish highways 
or watering places. 

y'^ sixth thing voted it was voated y'' day abov. sd. that 
Benjamin Scrivenir shall have three acres of Land for a 
home Lot. And Libei-ty for his Cattell on ye Commons 
provided y' he live ten years in y'' town and follow ye trade 
of weveing for y'" inhabitants of huntington y'' sd. Land is 
lying on y'' north sid of y'' Cart way Leading to hempsted 
at y'' discression of y'' layers out. 

But in case he Remove out of ye town before y*" ten years 
abov. sd be expired then this to belong to y"" town again 
but if he did inhabit in this town before y^' ten years bee 
expired then y'" above sd Land and priveledge shall belong 
to his heirs forever. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 129.) 



394 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[QUIT CLAIM. THOMAS SMITH AND OTHERS 
TO THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[1684, June 25.] 

Whereas our ffather William Smith now deceased, former- 
ly of Huntington did sell alienate & make over his hous & 
lands with all preveledges & apurtnences there unto be- 
longing- unto Thomas Brush of y*' sd. place & Receaved pay 
for it of y* sd Thomas Brush : we y^ natural born children 
of y® said William Smith doe bind & ingage & for our 
selves & assignes covenent & promise not to molest or des- 
turb y'' fore sd. Thomas Brush his heirs or assignes in y® 
quiat & peacable possession of y* said lands bought by 
Thomas Brush of our deseased father as afore sd. That is 
our act we testifie by our subscribing our hands this 25*^ 
day of June Ano domini 1684. 

his marfc 

Thomas X Smith 
Joseph Smith 

NEHEMIAH SmITH 

WAIT Smith. 
subscribed before us 

DAN^^i^ DENTON 

Joseph Smith Ju" 

this is a true coppey of ye original y® 27 of June 
1684. 

John Corey Clarke. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 99.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1684, June 26.] 

June y* 26*^ 1684, att a town meetting it was granted y* 
Thomas Brush should have six ackars of land in y^ west 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 395 

neck att A deep hollow neer his other lind formerly granted: 
y'' wch. Land was Laid out by Samuell titus servaer tortie 
fowr Rods one way and twentie too Rods y'' other way. 

p mee Isaac Piatt 

Clarke. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 87.) 

[SCRIVENER FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1684, June.] 

Benjmin Serif ner sonn of Benjiman Serif ner of hunting- 
ton was borne y*^ 12"' of may in y*^ yeer of our Lord 1682 

John Scrifner sonn of Benjamin scrifner was borne The 
tenth of June in y'' yeer 1684. 
{Surveys, p. 164.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN SMITH TO JOHN BRUSH.] 

[1684, June 28.] 

The Records of y^ Lands & medows of John Brush. 

This deed Bearing date this 28"' day of June in y"' year 
of our Lord Christ 1684 in y'' 36"' yeare of y" Reighn of our 
sovereigne Lord Charles the second by y'' grace of god of 
England, Scotland france and Ireland, King defender of y*^ 
faith &c. Witneseth y' I Benjamen Smith, of milford in y^ 
County of new haven in y'' CoUony of Conecticut in new 
England, ffor and in consideration of full sattislaction in 
hand alredy Receaived have given granted Barganed and 
sould And By these presents, doe give grant bargan 
and sell unto John Brush of Huntington in y" County of 
Suffolk upon Long Island a cartaine accomondation of 
Land, being a two hundred pound alotment Lying in y* 



396 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

afore sd. town of Huntington, and formerly in y® possession 
and belonging to me and now in y*^ possession of y*^ afore 
sd. J"" Brush. The home lot containing about four acres of 
Land be it more or less : Being bounded with y'^ street or 
high way south : Jo" Samons his lot north Walter Nokes 
his Lot East and Tho. brush his Land west And one percell 
of medow upon a neck called Naguntatoge containing four 
acres be it more or less bounded east with y^ passonage 
medow and west with y*^ medow of Thomas brush and y^ 
Avood land north and y'^ sound south also four acres of 
medow more or less on y® east neck all which fore men- 
tioned Land and medow together with y^ priveledges and 
Appurtinances thene unto belonging with all diyitions of 
land y* formerly hath doth or here after may belong to y^ 
sd. accommondations y" sd. John brush is to have and to 
hold to him his heirs and assignes for ever and further I 
y" sd. Benjamen Smith doe for me my heirs executors & 
administrators covenent to & with y'' sd. John Brush his 
heirs & asignes y* he y*" sd. Jn° Brush his heirs execut. ad- 
ministrators & asignes shall quiatly & peacably possess 
hold and Injoy all & singular y® fore sd. accomondations 
with all y" divisions priviledges and appurtenances, there 
unto belonging for ever with out an}- Let or molestation 
from any person or persons what so ever y* shall Lay any 
Leagal Claime there unto or any part there of In witnesse 
where of I have here unto set my hand and seal y'' day & 
yeare first above written. 

signed, sealed And Benjamin Smith 

dellivered In y* p''sents of us. 

John Beard 

Sam" Eells. 

The a bove written deed of sale was acknowledged by 
y* above sd Benjamin Smith to be his act & deed And 
Sarah Smith y'^ wife of y* sd Benjamin Smith did freely 
with out Either treating or flattery given her free and full 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. • 397 

consent there unto cS: set her hand here unto this 28"* of 
June 1684. Sarah Smith. 

before me John Bkard, Comm, in MiHord 
y'" above said is a true Coppy of y'' Original 1 l)v me John 
Corey Clerk. 

July y'" 17 1684. 
[Deeds, Vol 1, p. 173.) 



[LANDS OF JONATHAN SCUDDER.] 

[No Date.] 

The Records of y'' lands of Jonathan Scudder. 

six acars of land at Crab medow joyning- to Edward 
Bunch on y'^ north. The land of Thomas Brush on y" east 
and six acars more joyning to y'' south side and west end 
of his fore mentioned land. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 95.) 



[GREEN FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1684. Aug. 24.] 

John Green son of John Green was borne y'' 30"' of June 
in y® yeer 1675. 

Elizabeth green was borne y'^ 15 of august 1677. 

Thomas Green was borne y*" 16"' of february 167! 

William Green was borne y'" r" of march in y"^ yeer 
i6|i. 

Ame Green daughter of John Green was borne y"" 24"* 
of August in y^ yeer 1684. 
(Survey, p. 150.) 



398 HUNTINGTUN TUWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOSIAH JONES TO BENJAMIN 
SCRIVENER.] 

[1684, Aug. 29.] 

Benjamen Scriveners Record of Land. 

Know all men whom these p'sents may consern: y' I Jo- 
siah Jones 01 Huntington in y'^ county of Suffolk on Long 
Island in New York shire, have for a valuable considera- 
tion bargan and sold and made over unto Benjamen Scriv- 
ener wever of y'' above sd. town & County my hous & lot 
lying and being in huntington afore sd. being formerly by 
y*" town granted unto me to gether with y*^ denomination 
of one hundred pound commondege and Right of upland 
even all y" Rights and priveledges granted & given me by 
y« town of huntington for all which I have Received full 
satisfaction in hand where of & where with I am fully sat- 
isfied contented and payed I say I y'' above sd. Josiah 
Jones do by the p'"sents bargan sell estrange & make over 
from me my heirs executors administrators or asignes my 
hous Lot afore said Liying on y'' south sid of hempsted 
path & joyning to y'' west side of y*" Lot formerly granted 
to Johanas Rase which now belongeth to y'^ town againe 
together with all Rits & p'^veledge y' now doth or here- 
after may or shall any way there unto be long, unto Ben- 
jaman Scrivener above said him his heirs executors, admin- 
istrators or assignes to have and to hold to use and improve 
and quiatly to possesse and Injoy ffor ever: with out any 
Let or molestation by me or any meanes of myne And fur- 
ther I y" above sd. Josiah Jones doe Ingadge in behalf of 
my selfe my heirs executors administrators and assigns to 
bare harmlcsse and indamnefie y'' fore sd. Benjaman Scriv- 
ener him his heirs executors administrators and assigns 
from any person or persons who shall or may Lay and just 
or Lawfull claime to any part or p'sell of y' afore sd. Lands 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 399 

Or p'veledgs : as witnesse my hand and seal this 29''' of 
Augcst and in y® year of our Lord 1684 

JosiAii Jones. 
signed, sealed and delivered 
in y*' p''sents of 
y*^ mark of 
Henry x Soper 
John Corey ; Clerk. 

This is a true Coppy of y*^ originall by me John Corey, 
Sept. 16 1684. Clerk. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 175.) 



[ESTABLISHING THE BOUNDARY WITH 
OYSTER BAY.] 

[1684, Oct. 4.J 

October y'' 4: 1684 
Whereas we have Received some lines under hand from 
Cap*^ Thomas Townsend of Oyster Bay to send men to Run 
y'^ line between Huntington & Oysterbay y*^ 9"' of y*^ above 
S**. Accordingly the Commsioners Namely Isack plat- 
Epenetus p'.at and John Corey have In y*" town of Hun 
tingtons behalfe made Choyse of Thomas powel and abiel 
titus to run y' Line : with them y*^ 9"' of the abov sd 

John Corey, Clerk. 
The Comis.r choyce of those 2 men above s'' namely 
thomas powell and abiel titus to run y' line abov. sd. they 
are excepted of and confirmed by cleer voat in town meet- 
ing October 28, 1684 J. Corey Clerk. 

Thes may sertefie to all people who are any wise conserned 
y* whereas Thomas Townsen Nathinel Cobles & John 
wilks : being appointed by y*" town of oyster bay for to run 
y^ line of division between oysterbay & huntington. And 



400 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y" fore s'^ inhabitants of huntington have Chosen to run y^ 
fore s'* line of division betwixt them & oyster bay and have 
chosen & empowered Thomas powel & abiel Titus in y'' 
behalf of ye fore sd town to run y° fore s*^ line, viz wee the 
above sd. do agree to begin at y'' head of y'' Cold Spring 
river at a white oake tree with H. marked on one side and 
O. on y'' other side : And from thence to a white oake on 
y'' same side of huntington cart path unto y® plains which 
is on y® west side of y*" flow of water y* ye fore sd cart path 
goes threw & so runs south as neere as we could marking 
trees with O & H. untill we come * "» * unto y" mid- 
del of ye Island as neere as we could perseive or under- 
stand and this afore sd. line Run by these men as inhabi- 
tants of boath towns being fully im powered by y" a fore s'' 
towns for a perpetuall line of division to Remain so to 
them and their heirs for ever : this line run y'' ninth of 
Augoust 1684. and upon ye 29*^ of October ensewing as 
witness our hands. Thomas Townsend. Nathaniell 
Cobles, John wickes : for oysterbay. 
Thomas rowell, Abiel Titus for Huntington.* 

p John Corey, Rec'' 
[File No. — . Tow7i Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 130.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 
[1684, Oct, 28.] 

The 28'*" of October 1684 it was voated & Granted unto 
Nathaniell ffoster that he should have twelve acars of Land 

[*The original paper with the signatures of the commission- 
ers thereon is in the Town Clerk's office. As will be noticed, 
it only covers that part of the line of division beginning at the 
head of Cold Spring Harbor and running southerly to about 
the middle of the Island. This line was the subject of further 
dispute in after years. The last time it was settled by a survey 
made under authority of the State Engineer, in i860, and mon- 
uments were then erected entirely across the Island. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 401 

by y* cart path side y' gooth from y^ harbour to y east 
feild on ye north side of y"^^ path : And layed out bv Josejjh 
Baly & Thomas powell forty eight Rod in Leangth west 
and be. north and west & be. South forty Rods Broad : 
south and be west and north west : The description of y'- 
bounds given by y'^ above sd Layers out and was Lavd out 
y" 22 of November 1684 

John Corey, Clerk. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 7.) 



[DEED. ANDREW GIBE TO JOHN SCID- 
MORE, Jr.] 

[1684, Nov. I.] 

This Indenture made at Huntingtow-ne in y*^ County of 
Suffolk upon long Island on y'' first day of November in y*" 
36"' year of y*" Raighne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles 
}•'' Second by y*" grace of God : of great Brittaine france & 
Ireland King defender of y'' faith &c. & in y*^ year of our 
Lord God 1684. Between Andrew Gibb of Brookhaven 
in y County afore sd. Marchant of y'' one party and John 
Skidmor Jun"" of Crabmedow within y*^ town ship of Hun- 
tington afore sd. yoeman of y*^ other party witnesseth y' 
whereas by vertue of a letter of atturney from George ffor- 
man Merchant, dated y" 7'^ day of Septemb' 1682 Wherein 
are severall powers granted unto y" sd. andrew Gibb : And 
y* said Andrew Gibb haveing Recovered possession of a 
tract of meadow which belonged to Thomas skidmor, de- 
seased, lying and being at Crab medow afore sd. for y* use 
of y* sd. George foreman : Now know y*" y* for a valluable 
consideration secured to be payd to y^ sd George fforeman 



402 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

by y^ sd. John Sciclmore Jun': y"" said Andrew Gibb hath 
Given granted Bargened & sold allinatted, asigned and 
set over and doth by these p'"sents freely Cleerly & abso- 
lutly Give grant Bargain & sell allenat Asigne and set over 
unto v'' sd. John skidmor all y*' fore sd. tract of medow 
lying at Crabmedow, afore sd. containing six acres more or 
lesse being buted and bounded bv y'' Records of Hunting- 
ton afore sd. To have And to hold y*^ fore sd. tract of 
march or medow together with all fences or other prive- 
ledges or appertenences to y*^ same belonging or in any 
wa3-s appertaining to him y'' sd John Skidmor his heirs or 
assignes : to his y'' sd. John Skidmor his heirs or assignes 
their sole & proper use and uses for ever and y' y'' sd. John 
Skidmor his heirs or asignes may & shall Lawfully occupv 
possesse and Injoy y" fore sd. tract of medow with all y'' 
above barganed premises free & cleere & cleerly freely 
acquitted of and from all former and other gifts, grants 
Bargans sales Rats Mortgages dowereyes or other titles 
or incombrences what so ever, had made or Comitted at 
any time or times heeretofore with warranty against y'' sd. 
Geore fforeman his heirs or assignes or any other p'"son 
claiming by from or under him or any of them In wit- 
nesse where of y'' affore sd. perties have heere unto set 
their hands and scales the day and year first above written, 
sealed and delivered in y'^ presents of ISACK platt, JosiAH 
PL ATT. 

Acknowledged before me y^ day and yere above sd. 

Epenetus platt. Just. 
Andrew Gibb 

The above sd. is a true Coppy, Compared with y*^ origi- 
nall by me John Corey Clark 
November y^' i8"' 1684. 

Andrew Gibb should be above Epenetus platt. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 177-8.) 



I 



I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 403 

[DEED. WILLIAM JONES TO RICHARD BRYAN. 

CONVEYANCE OF EATON'S NECK.] 

[1684, Nov. 13.] 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
come Greeting Know yee and all men hereby that wee 
William Jones of New Haven in the CoUony of Connecti- 
cutt in New England Planter and Hannah Jones wife of 
the said William Jones and Daughter of Theophilus Eaton 
sometime of new haven aforenamed Esqr Deceassed : ;, well 
in our own Right as also in the right of Theophilus Eaton 
the son and heir of the aforenamed Theophilus Eaton de- 
ceased passed to us or one of us as more fully may appear 
by his deed bearing date the twenty eighth day of march 
in the year of Our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty and 
nine wee or att least one of us haveing LawfuU right and 
title in and unto all and every part of the Reall and Personall 
Estate of or of right belonging unto either the aforenamed 
Theophilus Eaton Esqr father of the aforenamed Hannah 
Jones or the aforenamed Theophilus Eaton Esqr Brother of 
the said Hannah Jones of what nature or kind whatsoever 
being in New England or elsewhere in America, and not 
by either of them partickularly disposed of that is to say 
not partickularly disposed of by Theophilus Eaton the 
Elder before the fowerth day of July in the yeare of Our 
Lord one thousand six hundred fifty and nine and not dis- 
posed of partickularly by Theophilus Eaton the Younger 
before the twenty eight day of March in the same 3-ear for 
and in consideracon of the Sume of thirty pounds to us or 
at least one of us all ready in hand paid and contented or 
secured to Our full content to be payd and for divers other 
good Causes and Consideracons us and either of us here 
unto especially moveingand Exciteing Have sold Alienated 
Assigned Enfeofcd Set over given Granted and confirmed 
as alsoe Released acquitted and exonerated And Doe by 
these presents ffully freely wholely clearly and absolutely 



404 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Sell Alienate Assigne Enfeoff Sett over Give Grante and 
Confirme and allso releas acquitt and Exonerate unto Rich- 
ard Bryan of Millford in the CoUony of Connecticutt 
aforenamed Marchant all and every part and parcell of a 
certain Island neck or Tract of land Scittuate Lying- and 
being on Lond Island in the Territory or Province of New 
Yorke In America at or near a place called Oyster bay 
which sd. Island Neck or Tract of land commonly called 
and known by the name of Eaton neck Bounded to the 
Midle of the beach Scittuate and being on the Eastward of 
Oyster Bay Alias Huntington and thence to all other the 
Limmitts Extents and Bounds of the said Island neck or 
Tract of land as it belonged or ought to belong to the afore- 
named Theophilus Eaton though not particularly in these 
presents menconed together with all Buildings Edifices 
Courtlages Gardens Orchards Land Meaddows pastures 
woods underwoods wasts ways waters water Courses ease- 
ments Proffits priviledges and advantadges whatsoever 
thereon being thereunto belonging or thence ariseing by 
any manner of wayes or means what soever for him the said 
Richard Bryan his heirs Executors Administrators or as- 
signes To have and to hold from and after the day of the date 
of these presents forever without any Suite left claime truble 
incumbrance eviction ejection or MoUestation whatsoever 
ffrom or by us the said William Jones and Hannah Jones 
or either of us or any other person or persons whatsoever 
claiming or that mayor shall at any time or times hereafter 
claime the same or any part thereof for from or under us 
or either of us by virtue of any Right or title any way 
derived from us and Wee do by these presents fully acquitt 
and discharge the sd Richard Bryan of and from all Fur- 
ther and future Demands of ours for any rent or other 
payment or Allowance for the Use and benefitt of the said 
Tracts of Land for the time all ready past and do further 
covenant and promiss to and with him the said Richard 
Bryan his heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 405 

that wee and either of us will give any other os ffurther 
deeds or Assurances unto him or them for the aforesaid 
Tract of land which shall resonabbly be devised and De- 
sired by him or them provided it be within one twelve 
month next comeing and att the costs of him or them and 
that neither of us be putt to travell above twenty miles to 
accomplish the same In Witnesse whereof and for comfirm- 
ation of all which wee have hereunto sett our hands and 
seals this thirttenth day of Novembr in the year of Our 
Lord one thousand six hundred Eighty and four and in the 
six and thirtieth year of the reigne of Our Soveraigne Lord 
Charles the second King of England Scotland ffi-ance and 
Ireland &c. Wm. Jones Hannah Jones. 

Signed sealed and Delivered in the presence of Us 
Samuel Eells Senr Thomas Collsy Mr WiUiam Jones 
Esqr and Mrs Hannah Jones psonally appeared in New 
haven the theirteenth day of November 1684 and Ac- 
knowledged the above Written Instrument to be their 
voluntary act and deed according to Law before me 

John Nash Asist'tt 
Recorded for Lr John Hutchins 



State of New York 



.1 



Office of the Secretary of State, '' ' •' 

I have compared the preceding copy of patent with the record 
thereof in this office, in Book Number Nine of Deeds, at page 
436, and I do hereby certify the same to be a correct transcript 
therefrom and of the whole thereof. 

WiiTNESs my hand and seal of office of the Secre- 
tary of State, at the City of Albany, the 19th day 
of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighty- 
two. Anson S. Wood, 

Deputy Secretary of State. 
{File Batons Neck Papers, F.) 



406 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND OF STEPHEN JARVIS.] 

[1684, Nov. 27.] 

November y* 27-84. Laide out for Stephen Jarves ^^"^ 
twelve acears of Land on y** east side of y® Cart way y* 
Leads to y" Lettell east neck 48 Rods in Length north and 
south and 40 Rod in bredth east and west, bounded on y® 
south end with a great hollow y* Leads in to y® midell of 
y* neck and y^ north end with a small hollow. 

Joseph Bailee 
I'homas Powell 



[LAND OF JAMES CHICHESTER.] 

Layed out for Jeames Chitester ^'""■, the same Day It was 
granted eight acears of Land bounded on y^ east by y® cart 
way y* goes to y*^ Lettel east neck on y** north by a hollow 
y* Leads to y" harbour side on y® south by a holow y* 
Leads to y*" harbour side on y® west by y^ saveg Clife. 

Joseph Bailee 
Thomas Powell 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 74.) 



[JONATHAN SCUDDER AND EDWARD 
KETCHAM. EXCHANGE OF LAND.] 

[1684, Dec. I.] 

This writing signefieth a mutuall agreement made 
between Jonathan Scudder and Edward ketcham, cOnsern- 
ing exchanging of a parcell of each of their Land y® sd. 
Edward kecham doth give four acres of cleared Land to- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 407" 

gether with y*" fence belonging there to unto Jonathan 
Scudder : being bounded on y" west with y*^ land of Na- 
thanell wiUiams & on y'' east with y*^ Land of Richard Brush 
y® south to y*^ cart path y'^ north to y" woods in common y" 
said four acars of Land be it more or Lcsse is l3'ing on y'= 
north sid of hors neck path on y'' west neck : And in con- 
sideration of y^ sd. 4 acars of Land y" said Jonathan Scud- 
der doth give unto Edward kecnam six acres of wood Land 
Lying on y'' south sid of wigwam swamp and bounded on 
y* west upon y*" edge of 3^'' Clieft and otherwise to y*' woods 
In Comon being Layd out six acres more or Lesse, and for 
y® Conformation of all y" above said we have heere unto 
seet our hands this first of desember 1684 In presents of 
John Corey Jonathan Scudder 

Clerk Edward ketcha.m 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 96.) 



[DEED. JOHN MATHEWS TO JOHN GOLDING.J 

[1684, Dec. 1 1.] 

This indenture made y" 11"' of desemb': And in y*' 36"' 
yeare of y*^ Raigne of our sovrend Lord Charles y° second: 
by y"^ grace of God king of England Scotland france and 
Ireland, defender of y*' faith And in y® year of our Lord 
Christ 1684. Between John Mathis of y*^ town of Hun- 
tington in y" County of Suffolk in new york shire on Long 
Island victuler on y^ on party And John Golding of y'" 
above sd. town & county planter on y** other partv witness- 
eth y* }''■ sd. John Mathis for divers Reasons and good 
causes wee moving here unto but Especiah' for & in con- 
sideration of y'' sum of twenty foure pounds tS: ten shillings 
to him at «S[ before y"^ Enseling cS: delivery hcer of these 
p^'sents well l^ truly in hand payde by y*" sd. John Golding 
where of and where with he y" sd. Jn° Mathis doth 



408 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

acknowledg him selfe fully sattisfied, contented & payd hath 
granted aliened barganed sold and confirmed & by these 
p'sents doth fully cleerly & absolutly grant alien bargan 
sell & confirm unto y*^ sd. John Golding his home lot lying 
and being in Huntington in y*" tenure or occupation of y^ 
sd. John Mathis of three acres of Land or there abouts be 
it more or lesse and all housing barnes, stables, orchyards, 
gardens, buildings & all other heriditaments to y^same be- 
longing or appertaining or with y'' sd. hous or tenements com- 
monly used occupyed, or injoyed butingand bounding as fol- 
io weth to y"^ lot of John Corey on y*^ south to y*^ land of 
thomas wicks on y*" East and on y*' north and west with y® 
kings highway with all woods & under woods comons and 
common of pasture whatsoever doth to y'" same belong to 
have & to hold y'' sd home lot with all other 3^'= above granted 
pnveledges with all & every of their Rights, priveledges 
and appurtenances y' now doth belong unto y" above sd. 
hous lot or here after may or shall any way belong or ap- 
pertain unto y same unto y® above sd. John Golding And 
his heirs, executors administrators and asignes to y*^ only 
proper use and behoof of y^ sd. John Golding and y'^ heirs 
executors, administrators and assignesof y*" above sd. John 
Golding for ever and y^ above sd. John Mathis for himselfe 
his heirs executors administrators doe covenent promis & 
grant by these presents y' at y** time of y*" ensealing here 
of I am y" sole & lawfull owner of all y'^ fore barganed 
p'mises and am lawfully seased of and in y'^ same and in 
every part and parcell there of in my owne Right and y" 
sd John Golding his heirs executors administrators and 
asignes shall & may by force and vartue of these presents 
from time to time and at all times for ever here after lawfull, 
peacably and quiatly have hold use occupy possesse and 
injoy y'^ above granted primeses with all their appurten- 
ances free and cleer and cleerly aquitcd and discharged ol 
& irom all and all maner of former & other grifts jri'ants 
leaces Morgages jo^'ntures dowers titles of dowers Judg- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 409 

ments executions cntailes and of & from all other titles 
troubles & incumbrences what soever had made commited 
or willingly suffered or don by y^ sd. John Mathis or by 
any other person or persons what so ever Lawfully claim- 
ing from or under him y*^ sd. Jno. Mathis or by his means 
assent privetly or ***** & y*^ sd. John Mathis 
his heirs & asignes & all & every other person & persons 
what soever Lawfully claiming by from or under him them 
or any of them shall and will warrant and for ever defend 
by these prsents only Reserving unto y*^ duke his intrust 
and in witnesse of all y*^^ above sd. I y'^^ above sd. John 
Mathis have here unto set my hand & scale y'' day & yeare 
first above written. 

sighned, sealed and ^'^ "'■"'''' "'' 

quiat possesion de- JoiiNX INLvthis 

livered in y"" presents 
of, Edw^ard Grey 
John Corey 

The above sd. indenture was owned & acknowledg before 
me this 11"' day of des'' 1684, Epenetus platt Justise of 
y'' peace. 

This is a true coppy of y'" originall by me John Corey, 
Clerk. 

desen"" 22. 1684. 
{Deeds, T'ol. 1, P2>. 178-9.) 



[DEED. JOHN SAMMIS TO JOHN INGERSOLL.] 

[1684, Dec. 1 7. J 

know all men whom these may concern : That I John 
Sammis of Huntington in y'^ County of Suffolk in new york 
shire on long Island husband man : have bargened sold and 
made over unto John Ingersole of y*" above sd town & 



4IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

county, husbandman : All my Rite of one third part of a 
farme, both upland & medow & lying and being at Crab- 
medow in y^ p'sints of Huntington above sd : for and in 
consideration of y* sume of twenty five pounds in currant 
passable pay of this Countery Recaived of y" afore 
sd. John Ingersole : where-of and where with I am fully 
sattisfied contented & payed : I say I y'' above sd. John 
Sammis doe bargan sell & astrange & make over from me 
my heirs executors administrators & asignes, unto John In- 
gersole atore sd. him his heirs executors, Administrators & 
asignes all my Rite title & intrust y' I have in & to y^ 
above sd. one third part of a farme of both upland & medow 
together with all Rites and privelegdes y* now doth or 
here after shall or may any way belong unto y® above sd. 
Rite which is one third part of a farme and sume what 
better y"" above sd. upland is lying in Crabmedow Neck 
And y* fore sd. medow belonging there unto is lying & 
being in Crabmedow being bounded with y*^ highway 
which lyeth on y'^ north side of John Greens land : being 
twenty eight Rods wide and on y" east with a little creeke 
which Runeth from a peice of boggey medow into y" grate 
creeke and one y*" north with y*" fore. sd. grat Creek : and 
on y" west bounded also with y® medow of John Green on 
a straight Rang to y" afore sd. grat Creek : all which 
Rights of land and medow afore sd. I y*" afore sd. John 
Sammis doe Ingage my selfe my heirs executors adminis- 
trators & asignes : to save harmlesse & indamnefied y'' fore 
said John Ingersole him his heirs executors administrators 
«& asignes : from any person or persons who shall or may 
lay any just «& lawful! claim to any part or parcell of y^ 
afore sd. land or medow and y'' fore sd. John Ingersole 
him, heirs executors, administrators & asignes, shall & may 
by vartue of these take into his & their possession all y® 
afore sd. land and medows with their priviledges to Have 
And to Hold to use occupye Improve and peacable to In- 
joy with out let or Molestation for ever, in witnesse where 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 411 

of I have here unto set my hand and scale this i/"" of 
desem"" 1684: 

Signed sealed and delivered with quiat possession in y* 
presents of, 

John Coiiey ) 

Samuell Griffen \ abigal Samis y^ wife of John Sam- 
mis doth vollentaryly without threatning or fflatery set to 
her hand 

ABIGAL SaMMIS 

Huntingtf^n this 17. desem"" 1684 this above written deed 
was owned and assented unto before me 

Epenetus platt, Justis. 

This if a true Coppy of ye originall by me John Corey 
Clerk. 

Janna. y'' 5. 1684. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 179, h.) 



[DEED. ROBERT KELLUM TO JONATHAN 
JARVIS.] 

[1684, Dec. 22.] 

This indenture made y^ 22"' of desemb"" and in y® 36'*' 
year of y*^ Raigne of our sovernd Lord Charles y*^ second 
by y" grace of God king of England Scotland ffrance & 
Ireland, defender of y'' faith : And in y^ year of our Christ 
1684. Between Robart kallam of y'' town of Huntington 
in y*" County of soffolk on lt)ng Island cordwinder on y'^ 
one part And Jonothon Jarvis of y'' above sd. town tS: coun- 
ty, planter on y*^ other part. Witnesseth that y'' sd. Robart 
kellam for divers Reasons & good causes mee here unto 
moveing : But especially for & in consideration of y" sume 
of foure pounds & five shillings in passable pay. to him at 
& before y*" ensealling & delivery of these p'sents well & 



412 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

truly in hand payed by y^ above sd. Jonathan Jarvis where 
of and where with : he y** above sd. Robart kellam doth 
acknowledg- him self fully satisfied contented and payed 
hath given granted alined Bargened sold & confirmed and 
by these p''sents doth fully cleerly and absolutly Give 
grant alien bargan sell and confirme unto y" above sd. Jon- 
athan Jarvis all my Right title & Intrust y* I have in & to 
foure acres of Land lying & being in Huntington Bounded 
on y'^ North with y" lane : on y* west with y*^ kings high 
wa}^ that Leadeth to setalket and on y'' south & East with 
3''' woods in common And all Barns stables, orchyards, 
gardins and buildings y' doth or may belong to y'^ same. 
And y*" above sd. Rob' kellam doe by these p''sents ack- 
nowledg yt at y'' time of y® Ensealing hereof I am y*^ sole 
and lawfuU owner of y*" above sd. four acres of land, being 
granted unto me towards my devision by y'' town as may 
be seen upon Record : And doe by these p''sents give 
grant alien bargan sell and estrange and make over all m}' 
Right title & intrust y* I have in & to all y'* above sd. four 
acres of land from me my heirs executors administrators 
and asignes unto Jonathan Jarvis him his heirs executors 
administrators and assignes to have and to hold to use And 
improve occupy and quiatly to possese with out let or 
mollestation for ever only Reserving unto his Roy el high- 
ness his intrust and further y*^ above sd. Robart kellam doe 
by these p'"sents ingage & bind him selfe his heirs execu- 
tors administrators & asignes them & every one of them 
from time to time and at all times for ever to warrant & 
defend y" above sd. Jonathan Jarvis him his heirs, execu- 
tor administrators cSi: asignes them and every one of them 
from any person or persons who shall or may lay any just 
or lawfuU Claim to y* sd. foure acres of land or any part of 
it and to keep it cleer and cleerly aquited of and from all 
maner of former gifts grants morgages, troubles or in- 
cumbrances what-so-ever in witnesse where of I y* above 
sd. Robart kellam have heire unto set to hand and scale y^ 



HUNTINCiTOX TOWN RECORDS. 413 

day & year first above writen, signed sealed & delivered in 
y p'sents of 
Edward Hichv 
y mark of 
Jonathan x Chichester 

Hanah kellam y'' wife of y'^ above sd. Robart kellam hath 
without flattery or thrateiiing consented to y'^ primese 
and sale above sd. and set to her hand. 

Robart kellam 
Hanah kellam 
This is a true coppy by me John Corey Clerk. 
Jene. 13. 1684. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 181.) 



[LANDS OF THOMAS SCIDMORE AND JOHN 
GOLDING.J 

[1685, Jan. 13.] 

this is my knowledg and y° knowledg of John ffinch sen'' 
y* Thomas Skidmor gave unto his Son in Law John Gold- 
ing sunken medow farme and delivered to him by y" 
Custom of our English Nation by turfe and twig without 
an}' Refermation after gaind by Mr. Smith; lost y' tarme; 
In consideration where of y'' town upon y' Request of 
Governovir Andrews gave this farme y' he now posseseth 
unto him which is in Length on y" North side from Crab- 
medow neere y" sd. Skidmores Spring on y^' South East 
with y^ high hill unto a spring y' is in y*' high way : y* 
comes from Crab medow to Jonathan lewes : the west side 
with y"^ hill towards Crabmedow : Layd out by my self 
and Thomas powell which is forty acres : 
January y" 13, 1684, there is belonging to this farme twelve 
acars of medow next y'' beach bounded with thomas skid- 



414 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

mors medow on y'' East And y*" west side with y^ medow 
of Edward Bunch. 

This is a true Coppy extracted out of y*" originall by me 
John Corey Clark ; 

huntington Jane, y^ 27, i68f. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 178, 6.) 



[1685, Jan. 14.] 

Samuel Griffen and Elizebeth platt ware maried y* 14th 
day of Jeneuary i68f. 
(Court Bee. p. 19,9!) 



[BOND OF NICHOLAS SMITH.] 

[1685, Jan. 28.] 

know all men by these presents y* I nicolas Smith of fresh 
pond neck within y'^ bounds of Huntington upon Long 
Island in y'' County of Suffolk in america, carpinter Am 
bound & firmly ablyged unto John Golding of y*^ same 
place & County planter y'' just and intire sume of Eaighteen 
pound eleven shillings in good marchantable pay of this 
Countery viz beefe pork winter wheat sumer wheat or 
Indean corn, winter wheat at five shillings p bushel : summer 
wheat at four shillings six pence p. bushell Indean Corn at 
two shillings six penc p bushell, pork at three pence p 
pound : beefe at two pence p. pound Round : That is to say 
seaven pounds eleven shillings at or before y'' first of march 
which will be in y'' year 1685 And y'" other eleven pounds 
at or before y'^ first day of March which will be in y^ year 
of our Lord 1686 And for y'' true performence here of I 
binde my selfe my heirs executors and assighns to pay y" 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 415 

above sd. pay before specefied unto John Golding afore 
sd. or his order in witnes where of I have here unto set my 
hand & seal y*" 28"' of Jenuary And in y" year of our lord 

j^g4 the marke of 

In y' presents of NicOLLASX Smith* 

Joseph Bayly 
John Corey 

The above sd. is a true Coppy compared with y® origi- 
b}' me John Corey 

febu. y^ 23, i68f. Clerk 

{Court Bee, p. 251) 



[KETCHAM FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1685, Feb. 4.J 

A Record of Samuel! Kichams Children. 
Samuell kicham his eldest sonn was borne y'" 5"' of may in 
y'' yeer 1672. 

Joseph kicham sonn of Samuell Kicham was borne y" 17*'' 
of Januare 1674. 

Mary kicham daughter of Samuell Kicham was borne ye 
4"' of June in y*^ yeer 1677. 

Nathaniell kicham sonn of Samuell kicham was borne y* 
9''' of ocktobar in y^' yeer 1679. 

Jonathan kicham sonn of Samuell kicham was borne the 
hrst of Aprill in y'' yeer 1682. 

Ephriem kecham sonn of Samuell kicham was borne y'' 4"' 
day of febeawary 1685. 
[Surveys, p. 162.) 

[*This instrument has no special value now except that it 
shows the price of various items of farm produce over two hun- 
dred years ago. — C. R. S.J • 



4l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. DAVID SCUDDEx^ T(3 JONATHAN 
LEWIS.] 

[1685, Feb. 14.] 

Jonathan Lewis Records. 
This Indenture made y* 14"' day of febuary in y^ 36*'' year 
of y" Raigne of our sovr. Lord Charles y'' second by y* 
Grace of God king of gr<ite britan france & Irland defender 
of ye faith, etc. and in y*" year of our Lord i68f betweene 
David Scudder of huntington upon Long Island in y*^ 
county of Suffolk in y'^ province of new york in America, 
husbandman and Mary his wife off y*" on party : And Jon- 
athan Lewis of fresh pond Neck with in y" same town 
county & province afore sd. husbandman of y*" other p'^y, 
Witnesseth that y'' sd. david Scudder & Mary his wife have 
divers reasons & good causes us moveing here unto but 
especially for & in consideration of y* some of eaight 
pounds five shillings: to them at & before y' ensealing & 
delivery of these p''sents well & truly in hand payd by y"' 
sd. Jonathan Lewis where of and where with we y'' sd. 
david scudder & Mary his wife doth acknowledge our 
selves fully sattisfied contented & payde hath granted alin- 
ated Barganed sould and confirmed and by these p''sents 
Doth fully clearly & absolutly grant alienate bargan sell & 
confirme unto y" sd. Jom,than Lewis all his upland & medow 
Land y*^ lyeth in & neer Crabmedow which is y*^ third part 
of y' part of farme y' lyeth between Jonathan Scudder & 
david Scudder : now iri y*" tenor or ocupation of david 
Scudder with all its Rights & priveledges as commons, 
medows pasturings woods under woods springs mines or 
menoralls y' shall or may fall within y*^ p''meses. To have 
And to hold all and every of y^ above granted p'"meses with 
all & every of their Rights & priveledgs & appurtenences 



I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 417 

y' now doth belong to y' same or ever here after mav or 
shall belong or appertaine to y same unto y above sd. 
Jonathan Lewes his heirs executors, administrators or 
assignes to y*" only proper use & behoofe of y"* sd. Jonathan 
Lewis And y*^ heirs executors administrators and assignes 
of y*" above sd. Jonathan Lewis for ever And y'' above sd. 
David Scudder and INLary his wife for ourselves our heirs 
executors administrators and assignes Doe Covenant prom- 
ise & grant by these presents y^ at y time of v" ensealing 
heare of we was y*^ sole and lawfuU owner of all y afore 
granted p'mises and am Lawfully seased of and in v'' same 
and in every part and ])arccll there of in my own Right . 
And y sd. Jonathan Lewis his heirs executors administra- 
tors and assigns shall and may by force and vartue of 
these p'sessents from time to time & at all times for ever 
here after Lawfully peacably & quiatly ha\e hold use 
occupie possesse and Injo}^ all y'' above granted p'mises 
with all their api)urtenances free and cleer and cleerh' 
aquited and discharged of and from all and all manner of 
hues and other gifts grants, Leases, morgages jovntures 
dowries titles of dowries Judgments, executions entailes cS: 
of tS: from all other titles, troubles and encumbrances what 
soever had made commited or wittingly or willingly suf- 
fered or don b}' y'' sd. David Scudder or Mary his wife or 
by any other person or persons whatsoever Lawfullv 
claiming Right from or under them or by their means or 
assent privatly or procurment And y'' said David Scudder 
and Mary his wife their heirs and assignes and all and 
every other person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claim- 
ing by from or under them or any of them shall and will 
warrant and for ever defend these presents only Reserving 
y^ soyle Right to be satisfied bv Jonathon Lewis according 
to y^ obblygation of y*" town of Huntington and Reserving 
unto his Royal highnes y" Duke of York his Intrast In 
Witnesse where of y* above sd. David Scudder & Mary 



411 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



his wife have here unto set our hands and seales y'' day & 
yeare above written. 

David ScuDDERXhis mark 
Mary Scudder her x mark 
signed sealed and 
delivered in prsents of 
abiel titus 
Sarah Scudder 

This deed was owned before me by David Scudder and 
Mary his Wife v'' day and year above said 

Epenetus platt Justis of y*" peace 
Memorand i. David Scudder within mentioned doth In- 
gdge myselfe to satisfie for y'' Soyle Right of y*' within 
mentioned p'^meses And y' it shall be free to Jonathan 
Lewis onl}- y'' Duks intrust as witnesse my hand to these 
p'sents. 
ABIEL Titus david Scudder 

Sarah Scudder his x mark 

witnesse 
This above sd. Mamorandam was accknowledg by David 
Scudder this 14"' of febury i68f before me 

Epenetus platt Justis of y' peace, 
this is a true Coppy oi y'' originall Compared by me, 

John Corey 

Clerk, 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 189-90.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1685. Feb. 17.] 

a town meeting being warned by order of Mr Isack Arnold 
Justis of y' peace : & met together y*" 1 7 day of febuery i68f 
The acts of y' late essembly Read and published by y^ sd 
Justis. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4I9 

[Cut from Court Records 168 1-4, being Old Book No 4, 
& inserted among Town Meetings in tlie Revision in the 
year 1873.] 

{Town 3feeti7igs, Vol. l,p. 131.) 



[LAND OF JONATHAN HARNET.] 

[1685, February,] 

Layd out for Jonathan Harned, twelve acres of Land 
according to y*" towns grant, lying on y" south side of John 
wicks & Joseph Woods Land : the leangth sixty Rod, the 
breadth thirty two Rod y' west end Joyns to Joseph 
woods Lot : y*" north side y^ Reare of John wicks Land y' 
est. end to Tho^ whitsons Land : Layd out by thomas powel 
& Joseph Bayly : And this Coppy given by them : John 
Corey Clark. 

febu.: i68|, 
{Deeds, Vol.1, p. 183.) 



[MANORIAL GRANT TO JAMES LLOYD. THE 
LORDSHIP OF QUEENS VILLAGE.] 

[1685, March 18.] 

Thomas Dongan Leiut. Governor and vic-admiral of 
New York and its Dependants under his Maj James the 
Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland, France 
and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. Sovereign 
Lord and Proprietor of the Coloneys and Provinces of 
New York & its Dependants in America tS:c. To whome 
this shall come Sendeth Greeting Whereas the Right 
hon^" Col. Richard NicoUs Lieut. & Genl. under his Royal 



420 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Highness James Duke of vork and Albany and of all his 
Terrotories in America did by his certain patent or writ- 
ing under his hand and seal bearing date the 20. day ol 
November 1667 and entered on record in the secretaries 
office ratify confirm and grant unto Nathaniel Sylvester, 
Thomas Hart & Latimer Sampson a certain parcell or tract 
of Land in the North Riding of Yorkshire (now Queens 
Co.) on Long Island & being in a Neck on the North side 
thereof stretching out into the Sound or East River com- 
monly called or known by the name of Horse Neck, 
bounded on the West with Oysterbay on the east with 
Cow Harbor toward the North with the Sound and toward 
the South with a Beach extending to the head of a certain 
Creek which parteth or dividith the bounds of the Town 
of Huntington & the said Neck which said parcell or tract 
of Land had been before that time purchased of the Indian 
Proprietors & due satisfaction given for the same & at the 
General jNIeeting held at Hempstead it was adjudged to 
John Richbell of the said Riding, Merchant against John 
Conklin on the behalf of his wife and some orphans who 
laid claim thereunto & also at a General Court of Assizes 
held in this City in the Month of Sept 1665 against the in- 
habitants of the Town of Huntington and afterwards by 
means aforesaid conveyed by the said John Richbell unto 
the said Nath' Sylvester, Thomas Hart and Latimer Samp- 
son Together with a neck ol Meadow called the Fort Neck 
lying upon the South side of Long Island aforesaid and 
belonging to the Township of Oysterbay. As also all 
woods, beaches, Marches, meadows, pastures. Creeks, 
waters lakes, fishing, hawking hunting and fouling & all 
other Profits comodities & Emoluments to the said tract 
or parcell of land annexed or appertaining with their & 
every of their appurtanances, To have and to hold the said 
Tract or parcell or neck of land & premises with the Neck 
of Medow afore mentioned with all & singular the privi- 
ledges and appurtenances unto the said Nath. Sylvester 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 42I 

Tho. Hart cS: Latimer Sampson their Heirs <S: assignes to 
the proper use & behoof of the said Nath. Sylvester. Thorn. 
Hart and Latimer Sampson their heirs & assigns forever 
as free land of inheritance Rendering and paying as a Quit 
rent for the same the value of Four Bushells of wheat 
yearly upon the 29"' day of September if demanded unto 
his Royal Highness the Duke of York & his Heirs or such 
Gov. or Governers as shall be from time to time appointed 
& set over them as in & by the said writing or pattcnt re- 
lation being thereunto had may more fully cS: at large 
appear. And whereas the said Nath. Sylvester bv a cer- 
tain Deed or writing under his hand 6i seal bearing date 
the 17 day of Nov. 1668 hatii remited released & for ever 
quit claimed unto the said Thomas Hart and Latimer 
Sampson parties to the above mentioned grant their Heirs 
and assigns for ever all his right interest, estate, Title and 
demand which he ever had of in & to all and singular the 
afore mentioned Tract or parcell of land tS: appurtenances 
by virtue whereof the said Thomas Hart & Latimer Samp- 
son were seized & become the only owners & proprietors 
of the aforementioned tract of Land commonl}' called Hors 
Neck togather with a Neck of meadow called the Fort 
Neck both lying & situate as above recited as in & by his 
Deed under his hand &. seal Recorded doth now fullv & at 
large appear. 

And Whereas the above said Latimer Sampson did by 
his last Will & Testament bearing date the 16 day of Sept. 
1668 Give and bequeath his estate both real & personal 
upon Long Island, shelter Island or else where in New 
England unto Grizzell the Eldest daughter of the said 
Nath. Sylvester as by the said Will now on Record in the 
Secretaries office may likewise more fullv appear. And 
whereas Robart Strey of this City Merchants John Brown 
of Flushing in Long Island substitute attorney unto the 
said Thomas Hart did convev unto James Llovd of Boston 
Merchant all the right Title tS: interest of him the said 



422 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Thomas Hart in & unto the said before mentioned tract, 
neck or parcell of Land and premises as in and by their 
Deed under their hands and seals recorded in the Secreta- 
ries office may appear And whereas the said Thos. Hart 
did afterwards release unto the said James Lloyd all his 
right claim or title unto the premises so conveyed by the 
said Robart Storey and John Brown as in & by the said 
release likewise on record may more fully appear. And 
whereas the said James Lloyd hath intermarried with the 
said Grizzell, Daughter of the said Nathanill Sylvester as 
aforesaid & hath made application unto me for a confirma- 
tion of the said parcell of land & meadow & premices by 
pattent under the scale of this province Now know yee 
That I the said Thomas Dongan for the consideration afore- 
said by vertue of the power & Authority from his most 
sacred Maj. to me devised and in pursuance of the same 
here Give, Granted, Ratifyed Released and confirm and by 
these presents Do Give, grant ratify release and confirm 
unto the said James Lloyd his heirs & assigns All that be- 
fore recorded Tract Neck or Parcell of land situate, lying 
and being on the North side of the said Long Island called 
Horse Neck, butted and bounded as afore said as also all 
that before mentioned Neck of meadow on the south side 
of the said Long Island called Fort Neck togather with all 
the mesuages tenements buildings fencings, orchards, gar- 
dens pastures, meadows marshes wood under woods trees 
timber Rivers runns, Brooks Ponds streams creeks harbors 
Beaches fishing banking Hunting & fowling and all other 
the right members Proffits advantages and appurtenances 
whatsoever and advantages to the said Neck Parcell or 
Tract of Land & meadow or any part thereof in any way 
annexed adjoining belonging or appertaining or adopted 
reputed taken known or accepted as part parcell or member 
thereof. And moreover by vertue of the power & author- 
ity atore said to me the said Thomas given & in we resid- 
ing and for the reason & considerations aforesaid 1 have & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 425. 

by these presents so make, erect, and constitute the said 
tract Neck or parcell of land & meadow together with all 
and every the above granted premises with every of their 
appurtenances unto one Lordship & Manner to all intents 
and purposes & the same shall from henceforth be called 
the Lord ship and Manor of Queens Village and I the said 
Thomas Dongan have also given & granted and by these 
presents do give & grant unto the said James Lloyd and 
unto the heirs & assignes of the said James Lloyd forever 
full power & authority at all times for ever hereafter in 
the said Lord-ship & Manner on Court Lut to hold cS: keep 
at such time & times &. so often yearly as he or they shall 
see meet for the tryall of all causes not exceeding the sum 
of Five Pounds and also from time to time to award and 
issue out the customary writts to be issued and awarded 
out of the said Court Lut to be kept by the said James 
Lloyd his heirs and assigns forever or his or their steward 
deputed & appointed, with full cS: ample power »k authority 
to dcstiain for rent and services payable by reason of the 
premises and all other lawfuU remedies and means for the 
hearing proposing, receving, levying * - * * 
and enjoyning the said premises and every part and parccll 
of the same and all and every sum or sums of mony to be 
paid as a port fine upon any fine or fines to be levyed of 
any lands, tenements or hereditements within the said Lord 
ship or Mannor of Queens Village and I the said Thomas 
Dongan by virtue of my said power and authority have 
given and granted and' by these presents do give and grar.t 
unto the said Jams Lloyd his heirs & assignes that all and 
singular the tenements of him the said Jams Lloyd withm 
the said Manner shall and may at all times hereafter meet 
together and chuse assessors within the Manor afoiesaid 
according to such ways rules and methods as arc pre- 
scribed for Cities Towns or Townships within this gover- 
ment by the act of the General Assembly of this Province 
for the raising of money to defray the public charge nn I 



424 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

all such sums of money so raised to collect & dispose of for 
the use aforesaid according as in the said act is set down 
and prescribed to have and to hold all and singular the 
the said tract parcell or Neck of land and meadow the said 
Lordship and Mannor* of Queens Village and all and 
singular herebefore granted or mentioned to be granted 
premises with there and every of their rights, members 
[)rivileges and appertenances unto the said Jams. Lloyd 
his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use benefit 
and behoof of him the said James Lloyd his heirs and as- 
signs forever yielding and paying there fore yearly and 
every year from henceforth unto our Sovereign Lord king 
James the second his heirs, successors & assignesor to such 
officer or officers as shall be appointed to receive the same 
on the 25 day of March yearly from hence forth, the quit 
rent of lour bushells of good winter wheat at New York 
or the value there of in current money of this province in 
full of all rents or former reserved rents services and de- 
mands whatever to be holden of his most sacred Majesty 
his heirs and successors in free and common socage 
according to the tenor of East Greenwich in the County of 
Kent in the Kingdom of England given under my hand 
and seal with the seal ot the said province at Fort Jams in 

[*The Patent from Gov. Richard Nicolls to John Richbell of 
Lloyd's Neck, dated Dec. 18, 1665, has already been inserted. 
Mrs. Charlotte Lloyd Schmidt, in her "Memoranda concerning 
Lloyd's Neck," mentions two othercolonial confirmation grants 
made of the same territvjry, copies of which are not among the 
papers in our Town Clerk's office. They are, an additional 
patent by Gov. Nicholls, Nov. 20, 1667, and still another by 
Gov. Androt^s, 1677. They contain no very special featuresnot 
embraced in the other grants. The last, given above, created 
a Lordship or Manor, and included a method of local govern- 
ment under which justice was administered and civil affairs 
carried on independent chiefly of adjoining towns. This mano- 
rial government continued in force down to the Revolutionary 
War, nearly one hundred years. It was then abolished and the 
territory annexed for governmental purposes to the town of 
Oysterbay.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 425 

the City of New York the 18 day of March in the year of 
our Lord 1685 and the second year of the rei<^n of our said 
Soverign Lord Jams the second by the Grace of God, of 
En«^land Scotland France and Ireland King defender of 
the faith. 

Thomas Doncjon [Seal.] 

May it please your Hon, 

The Attorney Gen' hath perused 
this pattent and finds nothing contained therein j)rejudi- 
cial to his Majestys interest 

J A. Graham 
Examined March 17. 1685 

Recorded by John S])rague seer. March 18. 1685. 
{File Lloyd's Neck I'apera, G.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1685, Apr. 2. J 

April 2. 1685. At a Town Meeting it was voted ^ granted 
that John Brush shall have four acres of land towards his 
dixision, lying and joyning partly to the lot formerly 
granted to John Holmes. 

The day above said, it was voted and granted that Epe- 
netus Piatt shall have ten acres of land, towards his division 
lying on the east of John Brushes four acres, & Rich 
Brushes house-l»t or land joyning to his hems lot. 

[Copy made in the year 1873 from original in Court 
Records, p. — .] 

at a town meeting Aprill y'' second 1685 it was voated and 
granted y' John davis shall change his land at y'' brick 
kills for a peece of land lying between Edward ketchams 



426 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

& Benjamin scrivners lots to be layd out at ye discrescion 
of ye surveyors. 

y'' day above sd it was voted and granted that Joseph Whit- 
man shall have fifteen acers of land joyning to y^ north sid 
of Isake platts land on y"" East sid of y*" town by stoney 
Brook path. 

it was voted and granted by y" town that John Wicks 
shall have a piece of land in ye East neck about an acare 
more or less joyning to his land to be layed out at ye dis- 
cresion of y"^ layers out. 

The day above said it was voated and granted that Timothy 
Conkling shall have six acres of Land towards his division 
lying on y'' north side of abiel titus & Jonathan Scudders 
land upon y'' halfe mile hill. 

y*^ day afore sd. it was voated and granted y* Robert Cran- 
feild shall have towards his division of Land three acres 
joyning to James Smiths on y*" west neck neer hors neck. 

Richard davis has a grant of about 2 acres of Land by ye 
major part of y*^ town y'' day above sd. y"^ Land Lyeth be- 
tween Edward kecham's hous Lott & Benjamen Scrivners 
hous lot and y*^ sd. two acers of to be Layd out by discres- 
sion of y*' surveyors y^ sd. Richard davis is hereby injoyned 
to be subject to y'' town act conserning trads made. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 123-5.) 



[DEED. EDWARD KETCHAM TO RICHARD 
DAVIS.] 

[1685, April 10.] 

This Indenture made y^ tenth day of aprill and in y^ 37**' 
yearc of y*" Raigne of our Soverd. Lord Charles y*^ Second 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 427 

by y'^ grace of God king of England Scotland ffrance & 
Ireland, defender of y'' faith ect. And in y year of our lord 
Christ 1685. Between Edward kecham tayler of y'' town 
of Huntington in y*^ County of Suffolk in y*' province of 
New york on long Island in America on y"^ one part and 
Richard Davis of )•" above sd. town & County weaver on 
y'' other parte, witnesseth y' y" above sd. Edward kecham 
for divers Reasons & good Causes, me heere untomoveing, 
But cspecally for and in consideration of y*" sume of thirty 
and one pounds in passable pay to him at and before y'' en- 
sealling and delivery oi these p''sents well & truly in hand 
pa3'ed by 3'' sd. Richard Davis whare of and where with he 
y*^ sd. Edward kecham doth acknowledge him selfe full\- 
sattisfied Contented & payd hath granted barganed sold t*^ 
bv these p'sents doth fully cleerly and absolutl}- grant 
alinate bargain sell and conhrme unto y'^ sd. Richard Davis 
his hous and six acres of his hous lott lying and being in 
huntington and all Barnes stables orchyards gardins and 
fences togeather with all benifits priveledges & profits of 
woods springs ol watter mines or munaralls y' now is or 
heere after shall be in or upon y'^ above sd. six acres of 
Land being butted and Bounded as folio weth : To' y'' kings 
high way on y*" noth to y*^ lot of Jn" Davis on y" west to y'' 
woods on y^ South : to y'' Land of Edward kecham cS: Rich- 
ard Williams on y"' East To. have And to hold the sd. six 
acres of Land with all y'" above mentioned and every one 
of )-'" above mentioned priveledges unto y*" above said Rich- 
ard Davis his heirs executors, administrators or assignes : 
and to y* only proper use and behoofe of y*' sd. Richard 
Davis him his heirs executors administrators or asignesfor 
ever: Andy'' above sd Edward Ketcham for himself his 
heirs executors, administrators or assignes doe Covencnt 
promis and grant by these p'sents That at y" ensealling 
hereof, I am y'' sole and LawfuU owner of all y*" fore bar- 
gained primeses and am Lawfully seased of & in y*" same in 
my own Right And y^sd. Richard Davis his heirs executors 



428 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

administrators and assignes shall and may by force and 
vartue of these presents from time to time and at all times 
for ever here after Lawfully peacably and quiatly hold use 
occupy possesse and injoye y*^ above granted primeses free 
and cleere and clerly atquitted and discharged of and from 
all manner of former & other gifts, grants, Leaces, mor- 
geages joynturs, dowres, titles, titles of dower judgments 
executions entailes and of & from all other titles, troubles 
and incumbrences what so ever had made Committed or 
wittingly or willingly suffered or don by the said Edward 
Ketcham, or by any other person or persons what so ever 
Lawfully Claiming from by or under him y" sd. Edward 
ketcham or by his means, esent, privetly or procurment : 
and y'' sd. Edward ketcham his heirs executors and assignes 
& all & every other person and persons w^hat so ever Law- 
fully claiming from by or under him them or any of them 
shall and will warrant & for ever defend only Reserving 
unto his Royel highnesse his Intrust in witnesse where ot I 
3'" above sd. Edward Ketcham have here unto set to my 
hand fixed my scale y*^ day and year first above w^ritten. 
Signed sealed and quiat possesion delivered in y" presents 
of 

John ketcham ) This above sd. indenture w^as acknowl- 
Samuel Titus j edged by Edward ketcham and his wife 

Mary ketcham to be don vollenteryly and freel}' by them 
both this 14"' of Aprill 1685 before mee, Epenetus platt 
Justis of y'' peace. 

Edward Ketcham 
Mary Ketcham 
X her mark, 
a true coppy of y^ originall 
by me John Corey May 12 

Clerk 1685. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 193-4) 



HUXTTNCTOX Tf>\VN RECORDS. 429 

[COURT RECORDS. SUIT ABOUT A COAT.] 

[1685, June 3.1 

At a Court held in huntington by his Maj-''' authoryty 
Jun y*^ 3, 1685. 

The members where of are 
Mr Isack platt 
Mr James Chichester 
Isack Gray plant, against 
Steven Jarvis Jun. defendant 

Entered. 
In an action of debt for a barill of oyle dew by Covenant 
to y'' plentive. 

The Charges of y'' Court. 

s d 

for an acion 7 ^ 

for writin y'' warant 13 

for serving ........09 

for y" dark 3 9 

for y*^ cry ........10 

for y*^ plen* . . . . . . . . .13 

2 witness ........ i o 

100 16 6 
130 9 
I 

17 3 
Winecha Barnes testefieth y' Steven Jarves Jun"" came to 
her hous about y® latter end of Last March ory"^ beginning 
of Aprill to have a cote made and he tryed Isace grays 
cote on him and said it fit for him, and said Isack gray 
said I wish I had i barill of oyle for it, steven sd. 1 will 
give you one barrill of (oyle) for it ; Isaac said let me take 
my gloves & hanckerchief out of y'' pockets and you shall 
have it. then steven Jarvis gave him his hand and said he 
would deliver him i barrill of oyle either at this town or 



430 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

yorke which he pleased, and further seth not : Aloso Win- 
cha Samons testifieth y"" same with her Mother above, 
sworne in open Cour^ The Court haveing heard y® cause 
and serioas-Ly Considered y'' same ; doe finde for y'' plen* 
y^ y^ defend, shall according to his bargan pay y'' plent*. 
one barrill of oyle or for want there of shall pay other pay 
aquivelent ; together with cost of suit and other ensident- 
all charges ensuing there upon* 
{Court Eec.yp. 419.) 



[DEED. JOHN MITCHELL TO THOMAS FLEET.] 

[1685, June 12.] 

This Indenture mad y" twelveth day of June : and in y* 
first year of oursover,d Lord James y*" second by y*" Grace 
of god king of England Scotland ffrance & Irland defender 
of y' faith and in y'" year of our Lord Christ 1685 : Between 
John Michell of y* town of Huntington in y"^ County of 
Suffolk in new yorkshire upon long Island Carpenter on y^ 
one part And thomas ffleet : sen' of y"" above sd. town & 
County. Marchant on y*^^ other part : Witnesseth y' y*^ sd. 
John Michell : for divers Reasons & good Causes him 
hcere unto moving but especially for & in consideration of 
a valuable sum of merchantable goods : to him at & before 
y'' ensealling & delivery of these presents well & truly in 
hand payed by y*" above sd. Thos. lifleet : where of & where 
with he y*' sd Jn" Michell doth accknowledg himselfe fully 
satisfied contented & payd hath granted aliened Bargened 
sold aaid confirmed And by these p'sents doth fully cleerly 

[* This is only given as a specimen out' of a great number of 
such suits about small matters, and which fill the greater part 
of one book entitled "Court Records." It has not been thought 
best to print tliem, at least until after more important records 
have been printed. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 431 

& absolutly grant alien bargan sell and Confirme unto y* 
above sd. Thomas ffleet my hous & home Lott Containing 
about two acres & three quarters be it more or be it Lesse 
lying & being in Huntington above sd. and formerly 
grannted by y*^ town unto James Chichester J"'"", thence 
allinated unto Jn" Michell above sd. being bounded on y^ 
South with y"^ Lot y* did formerly belong to John Scudder: 
on y*" west & north with y*^ kings high way and on y'' east 
with y^' woods in Common together with all Barnes sta- 
bles, orchards gardens and buildings, with all fences to y'^ 
same belonging, unto y'' above said Tho^ ffleet him his heirs 
executors administrators and assignes 

To have hold use occupy possesse and peacably to In- 
joye with out let or mollistation for ever and further y^ 
above said John Michell doth bind him selfe his heirs exec- 
utors, administrators and assignes to save harm lesse and 
indamnefied y"' fore sd. Thomas ffleet sen'' him his heirs 
executors Administrators and assignes from any person or 
persons what so ever who may or shall lay any just and 
law full claim to any part or parcel of y^' above granted 
bargan and by these p'sents shall & will Warrant and de- 
fend and for ever defend only Reserving unto his Maj*'** 
his Intrust In witnesse whereof I y" fore mentioned John 
Michell have here unto set my hand and seal. The day 
and year first above written, John MiGHELL. 

signed sealed and ^^^ "'"'^'^ "^ 

quiat possesion Mary X Michell 

delivered in y'' p'sents 
of us. 

Witnesse 

the murk of 

Thomas Bigesx 
Thomas Higbye. 

This is a true Coppy of y^ originall by mee John Corey 
Clark 

July y* 6«" 1685. 
(Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 197-8 ) 



432 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEATH OF JOHN FINCH.] 

1685, June 19.] 

John ffinch, senior : departed this Life June y*^ nineteenth 
in y*' year of our Lord 1685 
{Court Eec, p. 207.) 



[STEPHEN JARVIS ARRESTED FOR DEBT.] 

[1685, July 6.] 

Hunting-ton July y'' 6^^ 1685 : to y*" Con*' there of. 
You are hereby Required in his Maj'' name to take y* 
body of Steven Jarvis Jun"^ or for want there of his estate 
for y^ Satisfing of Isaac Gray in on barrill of 0}le or y® 
vallue there of according to y*' judgment of y'" Court: to- 
gether with cost y^ of Court and other charges there upon 
incurred being alredy *o 17' iT^ as followeth. 

£. 

for y* tryel of y'' accion o 

for y® warrant o 

for y" sarving i* : 6'' : for y*^ cryer i^ ) 
for supening 2 witnes 8'' j o 

for y*^ Clerke 3* g^ witnes i o 

for y* plentives time i': 3'' 
for y* 2 witness time i : o 
(Court Records, p. 420.) 



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[DEED. ROBERT ARTHUR TO JOHN GREEN] 

[1685, Aug. 6.] 

Witneseth these p'"sents y* I Robart Arther of y^ town of 
Huntington in y*" County of Suffolk upon long Island And 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 433 

in y*" CoUony of our soverign Lord king James v'' second 
&c. on y'' sixt day of augost in y first year of his Majesties 
Raigne have and by these p'sents doe upon good Consider- 
ation sell alinate and make over my accommondations home 
lott orchard with my dweling hous or seller and one hun- 
dred pounds Commondage with all y*^ priviledges cS: 
Imanities there unto belonging or what shall or may belong 
unto y" sd. p'meses from me y'' sd. Robart Arther my. heirs, 
executors administrators and assignes to John Greene of 
Huntington his heirs executors administrators and assignes 
for ever: for him y'' sd. John Greene to have And to hold, 
to him & his heirs for ever with out Lett trouble hindrence 
or molestation of any person or persons what soever, justly, 
or Injustl}^ claiming any Right unto y*-' sd. p'mcses or any 
part or parcell there of and as fully Largely and Amply as 
may or can be made or granted by any deed, bill of sale or 
any other convayence what so ever the above sd. John 
Greene satisfing y said Robart Arther twenty pounds ac- 
cording to bill And for y*" performence here of I have here 
unto set my hand and seal the 6"' of August 1685 
sealed and delivered Robart Arther 

in presents of hisxmark 

Symon Lane ^L^.RV x Arth i;r 



1685 
Edward ketcham. 



{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 199. 



y® above sd. is a true coi)py 
of y*^ originall by me. 

John Corey, Clark. 



[MARRIAGE OF JONATHAN MILLER.] 

[1685, Sept. 28.]- 

Jonathan Miller was maried to Mary Teed sept. 28. 1685. 
{Court Bee, pA7.) 



434 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[AGREEMENT. NATHANIEL WILLIAMS AND 
RICHARD BRUSH.] 

[No date.] 

Thes p'sants witneseth An agreement betwen Nathanill 
willams of Huntington In y'' County of Suffolk on Long 
Island In Amaracah weaver of y'' one party and Richard 
Brush of y'' same towne and County of y'' other party wit- 
neseth that y'sd. Nathanill Willams Is to make & maintaine 
A sulicant Cart way over neare y'' head of mill ston Broock 
And y* sd. Nathanill willams Doth bind my selef my heires 
& exectours Administrators and Assignes to maintaine y" 
sd. Richard Brush, And his haires A suficent Cart way over 
y* sd. mill stonn Broock & to maintaine y*" sd. Cart way for 
ever so that y*" sd Richard Brush is not to bee Damified 

for want of y' same. 

Nathanill willams 
A true Copey by mee 

John Ketcham Rec\ , 
(Deed.% Vol. 1, p.l98.) 



[PAYMENT OF JUDGE PALMER'S SALARY.] 

[1685, Nov. 16.] 

November y*" 16*'', 1685 

Then Reseved from M' epenetus Piatt y*^ sume of foure 

pounds four shillings and six pense it being for y^ prepor. 

tion of v'' towne of huntington towards y'" judges sallery 

due from y'' counte of Suffolk I say receved per mee 

J. Pallmer.* 

[*John Palmer was for a considerable time a member of the 
Governor's Council and a member of the Court of Chancery, to 
which appeals were taken. He afterwards made some trouble 
in this town by procuring a patent of lands about Crabmeadow, 
founded on an old Indian deed. These papers are on record 
in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 435 

A true coppy of y^ origanall Resept given by Judge 
Palmer himselfc p. mee Isaac Piatt Rec^ 

Mr Epenetus Piatt after due Respecks, I send to you these 
lines is to desire you : if your coleckter have payed yo® 
Judges Ratte to you acording to his warant and allsoe y® 
coleckter of Smithtowne that then you v^^ould bee pleased 
to deliver y"^ money to my brother John Howell and his 
reseipt with this my order shall bee ye'' full discharge as 
wittnes my hand Edward howell 

Treserur for y*" countie of Suffolke 
Southhamton y*' 26"' of novemb' 1686 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 151.) 



[INVENTORY OF THE GOODS AND CHATTELS 
OF JOHN "CORE."] 

[1686, Jan. 25.] 

Huntington y'" 25 of January i68|. 
An Inventore and aprizment of the Estate of John Core 
deceased, apprized by James Chichester Sen'' and Joseph 
Whitemen senour. 
6 Cattell and an old horse 
8 sheeps 
3 small shots 

for beding of divers sortes 
all the deseased wareing clothes of all sorts 
Chestes, boxes, bedsteds, cradell & table 
potts and kittells and warming pann 
peuter and spunes 
by divers books 

a loume and weavers geer and other lumber 
by wooden & housell stuff 
Cart yoak and Cart clevey 



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436 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

axes, howes * * 

for Reeds and weaving geers 

a bout 20 bushels of corn : and sum 

more provision for their present use 

by yarn and wool 

Total 82 10 00 

Tn testimony heir of wee, above named have sett too our 
hands 

James Chichester 
Joseph Whitman 
{File No. 45.) 



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[ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING 
EXCISE AND QUIT RENTS.] 

[1686, March 4.] 

To Epenetus platt Esq one of his majestys Justices of the 
peace for the County of Suffolk 

Huntington 

This is by order of his Excellency the Gov"": and the 
Councill to acquaint yo:^" that on the five and twentieth 
day of this Instant March the excyse of the aevarell Coun- 
tyes on Long Island either together or each County by it 
selfe will bee publickly Lett to farme att New York to the 
highest bidder — you are therefore required to give pub- 
lick notice thereof within yo"" : Towne that such persons as 
may have a minde to farme it may not losse the opportu- 
nity that offers : I have not else but that I am, 

y' friend & serv* 

J. SwiNTON. 
Newyork March 4"' 1686. 

The Governor likewise ord'** yo" to acquaint the people 
of y' Town that unless they come speedilly & agree about 
their qnittrent they will bee every man Exchequered and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 437 

that if they doe come they may expect all the favo"" cS: Jus- 
tice they can desyre in having their pretences confirmed 
to them cSl theirs upon reasonable termes. 
and as for those people that are settled upon Crabb mead- 
ow his intent is not that they shall bee in the least dis- 
turbed but enjoy their settlement to them cS: theirs pcaca- 
bly forever. 

ffor his majestys especiall service, 

To bee dispatched forward from place to place with 
all possible expedition.* 

{File No. 12.) 

[*Gov. Dongan resorted to every method possible for raising; 
revenue, and his greed in this respect made him very unpopu- 
lar. In his report to the Committee of Trade in London, dated 
Feb. 22, 1687, he says : — (See Doc. Hist., N. }'.) 

"Besides these, my Lords, I finding that many great incon- 
veniences daily hapned in the managemt of his Ma"^ particular 
concerns within this province relating to his Lands, Rents, 
Rights, Profits @ Revenues by reason of the great distance be- 
twixt the Cursory settled Courts @ of the long delay which 
thereon consequently ensued besides the great hazard of ven- 
turing the matter on country Jurors who over @ above that 
they are generally ignorant enough @ for the most part linked 
together by affinity are too much swayed by their particular 
humors @ interests, I thought fit in Feb. last by @ with y*-' ad- 
vice @ consent of y^ Council to settle and establish a Court 
which we call the court of Judicature (Exchequer) to bee held 
before y*^ Gov'' @ Council for the time being or before such @ 
soe many as the Gov'' should for that purpose authorize, com- 
missionat @ appoint on the first Monday in every month at 
New York, which Court hath full power and authority to hear, 
try @ determine suits matters @ variances arising betwixt his 
Ma*>' @ y" Inhabitants of the said Province concerning the said 
lands, rents, rights, profits @ revenues." 

"The first year there was j[^%2 offered for the Excise of Long 
Island, but I thought it unreasonable it being the best peopled 
place in this Goverm* @ wlierein theres great consumption of 
Rumm @ and therefore I gave commission to Mr Nicholls @ 
Mr Vaughton to gather it with whom I made this agreement 
that out of it they should have fourty pounds, @ that they 
should account with Mr Santon for the remainder." — C R. S.] 



438 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTED BOUNDARY 
WITH LLOYD.] 
[1686, March 10.] 

An agreement made 10 day of march i6|-| between Isaac 
Piatt James Chichester Joseph Whitman townsmen in 
behalf of themselves & y® Rest of y*" inhabitants of y*^ towne 
of huntington and James Loayd owner of hors neck for y® 
statting & settling of ye bounds of y*^ Town of Huntington 
& y® said neck Itt is hereby muttually agreed and declaired 
that y*' bounds between y'' sd. Town & neck shall bee 
between y® south Beash of hors neck & y*" upland of Hun- 
tington west necke as foUoweth : vizt : from y* enterance 
s"^. beach shall bee sixteen Poles or Rods measured by y® 
south creek side extending into y'' body of y^ beash or 
meddowe from y® upland of west necke : and from y" next 
Point of s'^ upland northeasterly shall be extended sixteen 
Rods into y*" body of y* sd. meadowe allsoe from y'' third 
Point or station still north easterly from west neck upland 
shall bee exstended eighteen Rod into y" body of y® medowe, 
allsoe from y® fourth Point or station still north eastward 
from s''. west neck upland shall bee extended into y*" body 
of s** meadowe twenty Rods which last point lyeth nigh y^ 
northest Part of s** medowe soe y* y'' Bounds betweene 
huntington & horse Neck shall bee from extended point to 
point succesively and from y*" fourth or last y'' line to Run 
into y'' River northerly sixteen Rod to ye westward of ye 
upland of y*' blufe point of west neck which lyeth toward 
the enterance of y'' upland of hors neck soe far as shall in- 
clude y*" Remainder of s"" meadowe on y* west neck shore 
on Huntington side : moreover y'' town & townsmen of 
huntington aforesaid doe grant unto s'^ Loyid his heirs & 
Asignes and tenants or those y' may inhabitt on horse neck 
free egresse and Regrese for them selves cattell and crea- 
tures to use of the fresh water or Run w'' Runeth att ye 
enterence of y'" beach or meadowe att y* joining of Hun- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



439 



tington west neck : not encroching or claiming any Benefitt 
privelige on any Part of y" upland on west neck more than 
liberty of watering att y'' foot thereof and hie way to horse 
neck: In witness hereof wee have hereunto set our hand 
& seals and delivered in 



Ja.mks Lovi) [l. s.] 
James Chichester [l. s.] 
Joseph Whittman [l. s.1 

and 
Isaac Platt [l. s.] 



the above said 
agreement was owned and 
acknowledgd before mee y^ 
year & day ab. sd. 

Epenetus Platt 
Justice of Peace 
signed, sealed cSl delivered 
in p^"' of us. 
Jonathan Scuder 
John Samis 
A true coppy compaired with y'" origanall. per mce 

Isaac Platt Rece^* 
(Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 139 ) 

[*There is nothing in the records showing the authority of 
the Huntington men who made this agreement to make the 
same and bind the town, but it is probaiile that they were duly 
authorized. Trustees of the town did not exist until some two 
years later, when they were appointed under a new charter to 
the town, so that the authority to make such an agreement 
must have come from a town meetiug. Probably the records 
of such a town meeting have been lost, as no mention is made 
of it. Whatever differences had heretofore existed about the 
division between Lloyd's Neck and Huntington, all such dis- 
putes were supposed to be settled by this agreement, but differ- 
ences afterwards arose as to the boundary. In 1734 the dispute 
was referred to William Willis, D. Jf)nesand Richard Woodludl 
as arbitrators, and they signed a decision fixing the boundary, 
and monuments were erected on the line. Quit-claims by the 
respective parties were then executed. Althouiyh by the act of 
the Legislature passed in 18S6, Lloyd's Nock has been annexed 
to Huntington, this old line established in 1734 is yet important, 
as it continues to be the line of title as to private ownership, 
and continues to be the boundary through Lloyd's Harbor be- 
tween the lands under water owned by the town and those who 
o%i<n the lands under water to the north of the line. So that 
while the line as a township and county line has been extin- 
guished, it still continues as a line of title. — C. R. S.] 



440 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. THE PEOPLE UNWILLING 
TO GIVE UP THEIR PATENT.] 

[1686, April 2.] 

Aprill 2, 1686, 

at the same time a voatt past to keep there patten intire 
and that the towne would not grant M' Smith his desire. 

the towne manifested by an unanannimos voatt ther un- 
willingness to give up their patten which was by Governer 
Nicell given and granted to us but to give a coppie thereof 
if It be legally desired or summoned. 

at the same towne meeting it was voated and agreed upon 
that Thomas powell, John Sammos, John Cheehan, Jere- 
miah Smith shall treatt with and settell the line and 
boundes of this town betwixt the Indians and the towne 
both the south and east lines and what further may be 
requisitt and what may be expended for the furtherance 
and incourairment of the Indians to further this desire with 



'& 



moderation the towne doe ingage satiffie.* 

.the same day it was voated y' William broderton shall 
have y'' Refusall of six akers of loe land att y'' head of y" 
fresh pond swamp hee to have it for his mony as the 
town & hee shall agree. 

[*Granting confirmation patents was one of the sources of 
revenue of the Colonial Governors, not only on account of the 
fees exacted, but often in the new patent larger quit-rents or 
annual dues were made payable to the governor. Huntington 
was content with the grant it already held from Gov. Nicholls, 
made in 1666, but Gov. Dongan wanted the people to sur- 
render it and take out a new one. They answered that they 
would give a copy only. The demand of the governor on- them 
is not in the records, but it was probably accompanied (as was 
his custom in such cases) with a threat that he would grant 
the lands not then purchased from the Indians to strangers, 
if they did not comply ; hence we find the people voting to 
immediately negotiate with the Indians for further purchases. 



nuNTiNcrroN town records. 441 

April 2, 1686 it was voated and granted y' Jeremiah Smith 
shall have six ackers oi Land att y"^ head of Cow harbor 
swamp part of it swamp soe far as shall be judged meet. 
( Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. Wd.) 



[JARVIS FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1686, April 26.] 

Stephen Jarvis sonn of Stephen Jarvis Jim"^ was borne y® 
2 of June in y*^ year 1683. 

Abraham Jarvise sonn of Stephen Jarvis was Borne y^ 
26*'' of Aprill in y'' yeer i6||- 
{Si(ri-eyi<,p. 160 J 



[DEED. JOHN GOLDING TO JOHN SKIDiMORE.] 

[1686, ^L^y 17.]' 

This indenture made y*^ seventeene Day of may in y^ 
second ycer of The Raine of our sovr. Lord Janes the sec- 
ond King of greate Brittan f ranee and Ireland et cet. and 
in y'' ycer of our Lord Acording to y'' computation of }•'' 
Church of England one thousand six hundred eaightie six, 

Gov. Dongan, in his report to the Crown officers in England, 
in 1687, after complaining of the small quit rents, says : 

"These people have renewed their Patents under a greater 
Quit-Rent as will appear by the list sent herewith most of these 
patents granted by mee were confirmations alsoe 

The methods I took for obliging them to this was finding 
several tracts of land in their townships not purchased of the 
Indians and soe at his Maty^ disposal. They were willing 
rather to submit to a greater Quit Rent than have that un- 
purchased land disposed of to others than themselves". — 
{See Doc. Hist. N. Y.)—Q. R. S.] 



442 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Beetweene John Goulding of fresh pond necke w*^ in y® 
Bounds of huntington upon long Island w*'' in the Counte 
of Suffooke & province of new yorke in America husban- 
man and grace his wife of y^ one p*'^ and John Scudimore 
Ju"^ of the afore sd. town counte and Province husbanman 
one y^ other Partie witnesseth that y*' said John golding & 
grace his wife for divers good causes and considerations 
us thereunto moving butt especially for & in y'' considera- 
tion of y*^ sum of fortie eaight Pounds of Currant Pay of 
this provence in hand secured before ensealling and deliv- 
ering of these p''sents, Have barganed Alienated sould and 
Confirmed and by these presents from us our heirs exseke- 
ters administrators assignes : Doe alienate Bargain sell & 
confirme unto y*^ afore sd. John Scudemore all and singaler 
that eaighteen acars of upland sittuate and lying on fresh 
pond neck butting &; bounding as specified, the east end 
neer a spring that Lveth in Commonedge between this sd. 
land and the land of Thomas Scudimore the south side 
with y*" buring hill of y' Place the west end south west w^*" 
y® hie way that leads to Crabmedow as allsoe backe of my 
medoe Bounded on the east with y*" medow of Jonathan 
Luice situate lying one y'' north eas part of crabmedow, 
one y'' south with a Creeke one the west w*'' y*^ medoe of 
John betts one y*" north side with the Beach : which whole 
proportion of medoe is to bee equally Devided in to too 
parts and John Goelding to have y'* first choice the other 
part of medow w"' y'' Aforesaid mentioned eaighteen Acars 
of upland Bee it more or lese to gether w**" all Rights & 
priveliges that doe or may beelong or in any wise Aper- 
taine to y* same to together with all wayes, woods, under- 
woods unto y*^ same Belonging or in any wise Appertaining 
wee say all our Rights & tittle as it belongeth unto us 
deriving from Gov' Lovelace and a court of asizes or by 
deed or grant from y"^ town of huntington or from any 
other pson or psons as by giuft from Indian or any other 
what soever we doe Confirm unto the afore said John Scud- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 443 

amore to have and to hold all y** afore said and granted 
p'^mises and Apurtinances unto y° sd John Scudimore his 
heirs exseketers admincstators and asighnes for ever : only 
the said John Scudimore to cleere y*' soill Right upon his 
own Charge and doe cleer John Goulding of and from the 
same and I the said John goulding and grace my wife for 
our selves our heirs esecutors administrators and asighnes 
doe Covenant promise and grant to and w^'' y*" said John 
Scudimore afore sd. yt. the said John goulding and grace 
my wife is and stand firmly seced of a good sure and pcrfit 
estate in y° law of y"" sd. upland and medoc exsept before 
exsepted : and y*^ the afore mentioned premises is free from 
all grants bargens sales morgages or convaanccs wdiat 
soever and further the said John goulding and grace my 
wife doth for our selves, our heirs an asighnes Covenant 
promise and grant to and with y° sd. John Scudimore his 
heaires and asighnes y' at any time or times heer after 
upon Request made y'^ said John goulding and grace his 
wife shall and will bee Reddy to give all other and further 
securitie which hee or his learned Counsel shall thinke fitt. 
In Witnesse whearof wee have heerunto set our hands and 
seals the day and yeer above written, 
signed sealled and delivered the markeXof 

in y*" p'sents of us John Gouldin 

Joseph Bayly the marke of 

Thomas higbe grace X(;oui,din 

May y^' 28"> 1686 

This bille of saille was Acknowledgd this seventeen of 
may 1686: before mee Epenetus Platt Justice of The 
Peace. 

This is a True Coppy of y" origanall p mee Isaac Platt. 
Rec-^ 

Enterlind before 
sighned a true Copy 
{Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 203-4.) 



444 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND OF ROBERT KELLUM.] 

[1686, May 27.] 

the six acars of Land granted to Robart Kellam by y'' town 
may y"" 23'' 168 1, upon y*" west neck att y® harbors mouth 
was Layd out by Samuell Titus survaor, y"" 27**" of may 
1686 fortie Rods in Length and twenty four Rods in bredth 
in y'' same Place where y® town did grant it, 

p mee Isaac Piatt, Reco"^ 
{Court Eec, p. 56.) 



[BENJAMIN JOHNSON BOUND TO SERVICE.] 

1686, June 10.] 

Bee it known to all men by these presents that I Robart 
Johnson and mary his wife hath freely given a sonn called 
by the name of Benjamin Johnson unto Thomas whisson 
and martha his wife till hee come of age and that the said 
Thomas whisson shall not dispose of the said child unto 
any person without it bee to a good traide and a consien- 
sius man and a good Liver and that y" said thomas shall 
bring him up to Readding Righting sifering, In wittnes 
here of I have heer unto sett to my hand, the above said 
prmased I, doe hope to perform as wittnes my hand. 

Thomas Whitson. 

June y*" 10"' 1686 

A true Coppy comparied w*'' the origanall p. mee 

Isaac Piatt Rec^ 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 141.) 



[DEED. DAVID SCUDDER AND WIFE TO 
THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[1686, June 28.— Abstract.] 
This indenture Mad y'" twentie eight Day of June 1686 



HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 445 

Bctwenc David Sender of ncsaquage within y'' bounds of 
broke haven cS: iSIary his wife & Thomas Brush of Hunt- 
ington, Witnesseth y*^ y" sd David Sender and Mary his 
wife for y'' sume of twentie nine pounds tenn shillings of 
good pasable paie have bargned, alinated, sould, and con- 
firmed unto y"" sd thomas Brush all my Dwelling house 
orchard Garden, home Lott of land containing six acars be 
it More or Less together witli all fence belonging to y*^ 
same situate within the town of Huntington, Butting & 
bounding as spesilied y^ frunt or east end with y" streete 
y^ south side with y'' highway y' Leadeth to oyester bay 
y*^ Reare or west end with y*^ woods in Comans y° north 
side with y'' Lot of Jonathan Sender to have & to hould y*" 
sd granted & bargned premises unto y" sd thomas Brush, 
his heyers, executors &c forever, With full covenant & 
warranty of title. Signed & sealed 

signed & sealed David Scuder 

In y^ presents of hisxMarke 

John Ketcham Mary Scuder 

Nathaniel Willams hurxMarke 

Acknowledged May 23, 1687. 

Epenetus platt, jus* 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 422.) 



[THE WICKS RECORD.] 

[1686, July I.] 

John Weeks sonn of John weeks of huntington was Borne 
y® 8*'' of Jully in y" yeer of our Lord 1674. 

Esther wickes daughter of John weicks was borne y^ 
11'^ of ocktobar in y'' yeer 1679. 

Nathaniel! wickes sonn of John weeks was borne y'" 9"' of 
Septembar in y" yeer 1683. 



446 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS.' 

Jonathan wickes, sonn of John wickes was Borne the first 
day of Jully in y'' yeer 1686. 
{Siirvf-ys, p. 1G4) 



[DEED. HENRY SOPER TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1686, July 7.] 

To all Xtion People to whome These p'sents shall come 
Henry Sooper of huntington In y*^ Counte of Suffolke send- 
eth greetting Know y*" that for divers good causes and 
Considerations mee there unto moving: & more especially 
for a valiuable sum to mee In hand Paid by Jonathan Rod- 
gers of y^ same town and County a fore said before y'' 
ensealing of these p'sents where with I doe acknowledge 
my self to bee fully satisfied and paid and from y'' same and 
every Part thereof doe heerby for my selfe my heires & 
assignesa quit and fully discharge y^'sd. Jonathan Rodgers, 
his heirs executors administrators and asignes : have given 
granted allinated barganed & sold Infeofed and confirmed 
and doe herby fully freely & absolutly give grant bargen 
sell enfeefed and Confirm unto y" sd. Jonathan Rodgers 
my Right title and Intresty*^ I have In Crabmeadowe neck 
between Cowharbor brooke and nessaquake River y^ I had 
of my mother In law y** widdow wattles and all soe part of 
my swamp y* did belong to my home lott adjoyneng to y^ 
Lott of y'' sd. Jonathan Rodgers by estimation three acars 
bee it more or less to have and to hold all and singaler the 
afore demised premises w"' all libartics previliges and 
apurtenances to y® same belonging or any way apertaing 
unto him y'^ sd. Jonathan Rodgers his heirs executors ad- 
ministrators or asignes for ever and I doe heer by Ingage 
to defend his tittle against all &; all maner of persons that 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 447 

shall Lay Clame to y" same or any part or pcell thereof 
either by from or under mee my heirs executors adminis- 
trators or a sigens a vouching my self before y*" ensealling 
of these p''sents to have been y" RightfuU owner of y" above 
demised premises and for sure confermation of all and sin- 
gular y' above sd. p'mises 1 have heer unto sett my hand 
and fixed my sealle this seventh day of JuUy In 3'^ second 
yeare of y'' Reaigne of King James y* second annoye 
domine 1686. "'^ '''^'^'■' °f 

Henry xSooPER- 
signed sealed and delivered 
In presence of 

josiah hubart 

Petter Benson 
SeptenV y« ii'*> 1686. 

This deed was acknowledgd y** day a fore sd. by Henry 
Sopcr t(^ bee his act and deed before mee 

Ei'ENETUS Platt Justice of the Peace 
A True Coppy of y*^ origanall 
deed p. mee Isaac Platt Reco' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 207-8.) 



[DEED. HENRY SOPER TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1686, July 8.] 

These psents witteseth an agreement made between 
henr}- soper of huntmgton upon Long Island In y' Counte 
of Sufiolke and Jonathan Rodgars of y other Part In v' 
same towne Island County affore said : viz : that y' said 
henry soper for and In Consideration of twelve pounds 
eleven shillings three penc m Country Pay all Redy Re- 
ceived In hand of y* sd. Jonathan Rodgars have assigned 
and made over unto y'' sd. Rodgars three acars of medowe 



448 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

from y*" woods to y^ Creek bounded with Isaac Platts one 
y'^ south and a peece of fresh meadowe above y^ Indian 
Path Lying- upon a neck called santepauge and I y® saide 
henry soper for y*" causes above sd. doe by these p'sents 
putt y'' sd. Jonathan Rodgars in quiet and Peacable posesion 
of all and every part of y" a fore sd. meadowe to have and 
to hold all the said p-cels a fore sd to him his heairs or 
asigens from mee my heairs or a signes w"' out any lett or 
mollestation : Provided AUsoe that I the said henry soper 
doe not w^'' in six yeers from y'' day of y*" datte heerot pay 
or cause to bee paid unto y*" said Jonathan Rodgars the 
full sum of twelve pounds eleven shillings and three pence 
a fore specified that then upon the non payment of y® sum 
afore sd. unto y*" sd Rodgers or his asigens at or before the 
time above mentioned that the said land shall wholy forfite 
unto y'^ sd. Rodgers and allsoe I doe oblige my self upon 
failure of paing the money to make and confirme good and 
suficent writtings unto y*^ sd. Rodgars for him his heairs & 
asigens quietly and peacably possesing the sd. meadowe for 
y° full confirmation of the above demised p'"mises I have 
heer unto sett my hand and fixed my scale this eaight day 
of JuUy In year of our lord 1686 

signed sealled '"<^ ""^"^ "^ 

and delivered in HENRY X SOPER. 

y^ p''sence of 
Thomas wicks 
Petter Benson 

acknowlegd before mee the day 
and yeer above mentioned. 
Epenetus Platt 
Justice of Peace 
A True Coppy of y® originall morgage p mee 

Isaac Platt Reco"" Septem' y*^ 11*'' 1686. 

Jaunary the 15*^ i7f^ received of William Soper 6 pounds 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KKCORDS. 449 

and Last may 1 Received 6 pounds of the sd. sopcr bein^r 
in all twelve pounds in full of the within morgage 

Jonathan Rogers 
Recorded by me Epenetus Flatt Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p 209.) 



["A CROP IN YE NEER EARE."] 

[1 686, July 20.| 

Jully y^' 2o'" 1 686. 
The marke of Joseph Vaille entered and Recorded which 
is as followeth, A Crop one y'' Left e'are or usally called )'■ 
neer eare : and too slits acrose y° under side of y' Right 

eare or of eare 

p mee Isaac Piatt 

Record 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 106.) 



DEED. JOHN JONES TO JONATHAN WOOD.] 

[i686, Aug. 23.] 

This Indenture made y'' three and twentie day of August 
in the second yeer of y' Raine of our Sov' Lord James 
King of great brittan f ranee and Irland et,c' and in y'" yeer 
of our lord acording to the computation of the Church of 
England one thousand six hundred eaighty and six Between 
John Joens of nessaquage ales smithstowne within y'' 
bounds of brookhaven ales seatauket in y'^ countie of Suf- 
folk and province of new yourke in americai husbanman of 
the one partie with mary his wife and Jonathan wood of 
huntington upon long Island w*" in thecountei and province 
afore said weaver of the other partie : wittneseth that the 



450 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sd John Joens and mary his wife for divers good causses 
and considerations us there unto moving- Butt especially 
for and in y'^ consideration of the sum of twentie live 
pounds of good passable pai of this province ar, it paseseth 
f)om man to man viz winter vheat att five shillings p 
bushell and Indian corne at too sliillings six pence p. bushcll 
and other paie cquivelent their too, have barganned allinat- 
ed sould and confirmed and by these presents from us our 
heairs executors adminestrators and asignes doe allien 
Bargon sell and Confirme unto y" afore sd Jonathan wood 
the north side of my home lott or the north haulfe of my 
home lott with my dwelling house from y" front or east 
end with a strait line along y'' midell of my lott as equall 
as it can bee devided to y*" west end with y* woods in com- 
anige and whearas I have sould my orchard and the south 
side of my home lott unto abiel tittus it was mutually 
agreed by abiell titus and Jonathan wood y' the partition 
fence between them should Run to y" midel of the well 
and that the well shall bee for the use of both parties w"' 
out y*" lett or hinderance of each other their heairs and 
sucsesers : which part of my lott containeth three ackers 
bee it more or les I sav the north haulfe of my home lott 
with mv housing fences trees or fruit trees with in y^ de- 
nomination I have estranged from mee my heairs and 
asigens for ever unto Jonathan wood his heairs executors 
adminestraters and asigens to have and to hold for ever 
the sd. granted and barganed premises yielding and pay- 
ing therefore his anuall and )'eerly proportion of what 
may bee long to this goverment of this province and wee 
y'' sd John Joens and mary his wife for our selves our 
heairs exsecutors administrators and asignes doe covenant 
promise and grant too and with y"" afore said Jonathan 
wood that }•' said John Joens and mary his wife now is and 
stands firml}- seaized of a good sure and perfit estate in the 
lawe of y'' house and haulfe lott of land before mentioned 
and hath good Right and lawful! athoritie to sel and con- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 45 1 

vae y^ same ; and y*^ sd John Joens and mary his for 

our selves our heairs exsecutors administrators and asisrns 
Doth further covenant promise and grant to and w"' y*" sd 
Jonathan wood his hciars executors admincstratois and 
asigns that y" aiore sd. house and haulfe part of lott and 
every of it is free and deer of and from all other and for- 
mar bargains grants sales morgages leases judgements ex- 
ecutions convayance or convayences, dowries widdow- 
Rights tittles or interest whatsoever and furthermore the 
said John Joens and mary his wife lor our selves our heairs 
executors administrators and asigns doe further covenant 
and promis and grant too and with y*^ sd Jonathan wood 
his heairs executors administrators and asigns that y*" sd. 
John Joens and mary his wife shall and will defend the 
same from any manor of just Rights claims or demands of 
any person or persons what soe ever as wittnes our hands 
and seals the day and yeer above written, 
signed sealled ■ John Joens 

and delivered in ^^^ "'"" "^ 

y'' presence of us MaryxJoens 

AbIELL TITUS 

Joseph Daily 

This Indenture was acknowledg before me ye 4*'' of 

octoba' 1686 

Epenetus Platt Justice of y'' peace. 

A True coppy of y*" origanall deed compared 3''' 26"' of 
octoba"" 1686 p mee Isaac Platt Recor. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 219-220.) 



[GOVERNOR DONGAN'S GRANT OF THE LORD- 
SHIP AND MANOR OF EATON TO ALEX. 
BRYAN AND RICHARD BRYAN.] 

[1686, August 23.] 
Thomas Dongan, Lieutenant Governor and Vice Admirall 



452 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of New York, and its Dependencies, under his majesty 
James the Second by the Grace ot God, of England, Scot- 
land, France, and Ireland, King Defender of the faith and 
Supreme Lord and Proprietor of the Colony and Province 
of New York, and its Dependencies in America, &c., to all 
whom this shall come. Sendeth Greeting, whereas the 
Right Honorable Richard NicoU Esq. Late Governor 
Generall under his Royall High'''' James, Duke of Yorke 
and Albany now his Present Majesty of all his Territorys 
in America, did by Pattent under his hand and scale bear- 
ing date the Twent}^ Second day of June Anno Dom : one 
thousand six hundred sixty six, grant, rattifie and confirme 
unto George Baldwin of Huntington on Long Island a 
certaine parcell or neck of land comonly called Eatons 
Neck, lying and being in the East Rideing of yorkeshire on 
Long Island aforesaid on the North side of said Iseland to 
the east of Huntington bay, where striking out into the 
Sound it is thereby bounded to the North east and south, 
and on the west with Huntington Harbour from where it 
goes on east to the beach which devides it from Crabb 
Meadows the midle of which said beach is the bounds be- 
twixt said Neck and Crabb Meadows which alsoe joyns it 
to the Iseland the Neck of land aforesaid, containing by 
estimation about one thousand five hundred acres be it more 
or less. As by said Pattent remaining upon record in the 
Secretarys office, relation being thereto had doth fully and 
att large appear ; and whereas the said neck or tract of 
land was afterwards by meane assurance, conveyed and 
transported by the said George Baldwin, unto Alexander 
and Richard Br3^an both of Milford, merchants, as by the 
Indorsement on the back side of said Pattent refference 
being thereto likewise had. Doth at large appear. And 
whereas the said Richard Bryan did also by certaine writ- 
ing or deed of gift convey and transport unto his eldest 
Sonne Alexander Bryan all that his right, title and interest, 
to the one moyety or half part of the aforesaid tractor par- 



IIUXTIXGTON TOWN RECORDS. 453 

cell of land called EatonsNeck,togcther with all privelidges 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging, as by the said 
writeing, relation being thereto had ma}' more fully and att 
large appear : and whereas the said Richard Bi-yan and his 
Sonne Alexander Bryan have been att charge and expenses 
in purchasing the said tract and i)arcel of land and also in 
settling improving the same, and for encouraging the future 
settlement the said Richard Bryan and his sonne Alexander 
have made application unt(j mee that they might constitute 
and erect the said tract or parcell of land within the bounds 
and limitts aforesaid to be a Lordship and Mannorand con- 
firme the same unto them, their heirs and assignes by 
pattent under the seal of the Province : Know Yee there- 
fore that I the said Thomas Dongan for the considerati(jn 
aforesaid by virtue of the authority to me devised from his 
most sacred majesty and the power in mee residing have 
given, granted, rattefied, released and confirmed and by 
these presents doe give, grant, rattitie, release and confirm 
unto the said Richard Bryan and his sonn Alexander Bryan, 
their heirs and assigns all that tract and parcel of land ly- 
ing and being, situate within the limitts and bounds above 
recited, together with all the messuages, tenements, build- 
ings, fences, orchards, Gardens, pastures, meadows, woods, 
underwoods, trees, timber, quarryes, rivers, rivolettes, 
brooks, ponds, lakes, streams, creeks, harbours, beaches, 
fishing, hiking hawking, hunting, and fowling, mmes, min- 
erals (Silver and Gold mines only excepted) and all the 
rights, members, libertys, privileges jurisdictions royalties, 
hereditaments, profifiitts, advantages and appurtenances 
whatsoever to the said tract or parcell of land bc'.onging 
or in any ways appurtaining, or accepted, reputed, known 
or occupyed as part, parcell or member thereof. And more- 
over by virtue of the comission and authority to me the 
said Thomas Dongan given and the power in mee residing 
and for the reasons and consideration above recited I have 
and by these presents do Erect, make, and constitute the 



454 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

said tract and tracts of land as in the limitts and bounds 
aforementioned together with all and every the above 
granted premises with every of their appurtenances into 
one Lordship or Manor to all intents and purposes and the 
same shall from henceforth be called the lordship and 
Mannor of Eaton, and I the said Thomas Dongan have alsoe 
given and granted and by these presents doe give and 
grant unto the said Richard Bryan and Alexander Bryan 
full power and authority att all times forever hereafter in 
the said Lordship and mannor, one Courte Leete and one 
Conrte Barron to hold and keep att such time and times 
and soe often yearly as they shall see meett, and all fines, 
issues amercianments att the Courte Leete or Courte Bar- 
ron to be holden within the said Lordship and Mannor to 
bee lett forfeited or imposed and payable or happening at 
any time to be payable by any of the inhabitants of or with- 
in the said Lordship or Mannor of Eaton or the limitts and 
bounds thereof and also all and every the powers aud au- 
thoritys herein before mentioned for the holding and 
keeping the said Courte Leete and Courtt Barron from 
time to time and to award and issue out the customary 
writte to be issued and awarded out of said Court Leett 
and Courtt Barron to be kept by the said Richard Bryan 
and his sonn Alexander Br3^an, their heirs and assigns for- 
ever or their or any of their Stewards, deputed and ap- 
pointed with full and ample power and authority to 
distraine for the rents, services and other sumes of money 
payable by reason of the remisses and all other lawfull 
remedies and means for the having, possessing, receiving, 
levying and enjoyeing the premisses and every part and 
parcell of the same and all wastes, estrayes, wrecks, dro- 
dands, goods of fellows, happening and being forfeited 
within the said Lordship and Mannor and of all and every 
sume and sumes of money to be paid as a Postfine upon 
any fine or fines, jobs, levyed of any lands, tenements or 
hereditaments within the said Lordship or Mannor of Eaton 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 455 

together with the advonson and right of patronage and all 
and every the church and churches estabhshed in the said 
Manner And Lastly the said Thomas Dongan by virtue of 
the power and authority aforesaid doe give and grant nnto 
the said Richard Br3an and his son Alexander Bryan, their 

heirs and assigns Then within the said 

Mannor shall and may at all times hereafter meet together 
and choose assessors within the said Mannor according to 
such rules, ways and methods as are provided for Cittyes 
and Townes within the province by the acts of the general 
assembly for the defraying of the public charge of each re- 
spective Citty, Towne and County and all such sumcs of 
money soe raised to colect and dispose of for the use afore- 
said according as in the said act of Generall Assembly is 
established and directed To have and to hold all and sin- 
gular the said Manor of Eaton and premises with theire 
and every of their appurtenances unto the said Richard 
Bryan and his sonne Alexander Bryan, their heirs and as- 
signs forever, to the only proper use of them the said 
Richard Bryan and Alexander Bryan his sonne, their heirs 
and assigns forever to bee holden of his said Majesty, his 
heirs, successors and assigns in free and common soccage, 
according to the tenure of East Greenwich in the count}' 
of Kent in the Kingdome of England, Yeilding and paying 
therefore yearly and every year from henceforth unto our 
soveraigne Lord King James the Second, his heirs, suc- 
cessors and assigns or to such oflficer or ofificers as shall be 
appointed to receive the same on every five and twentieth 
day ot May the quitt rent of fouer bushells of good winter 
wheat at New York or the value thereof in currant money 
of this Province in lieu and stead of all services and de- 
mands whatsoever — 

In Testimony whereof I have caused these presents to 
be entered upon record in the Secrctaryes office and the 
Seals of the Province to be hereunto affixed this zy^ day of 



456 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

August one thousand six hundred and eighty sixth and in 
the second year of his Majestyes Reigne 

Thomas Dongan [Seal.] 
May it Please Yo"" Honor — 

The Attorney Generall hath granted 
this pattent and finds nothing contained therein prejudicial 
to his ISIaj*'-* interest. Exam" August 25"'° 

1686 C. Ja. Graham.* 

Recorded in the Secretaryes office for the Province of 
New Vorke in Lib: No. i. book of Pattents begun 1684 
pages 508-509-5 10-5 1 1-5 1 2-5 13— 

G. Sprigge 

Seer. 

(File Eatou'K Neck Papers, G-.) . • 



[DEED. JOHN JONES TO JONATHAN MILLER.] 

1686, Aug. 23.] 

This Indenture made the twentie third day of August 

[*We have seen how Theophilus Eaton had procured an In- 
dian deed of Eaton's Neck in 1646 ; how the title, by various 
transfers, had come to George Baldwin and a grant had been 
made by Gov. Nichols to Baldwin of all the territory of Eaton's 
Neck, similar in terms with grants made at that period, and 
how in several litigations, the last in the Court of Assize, Bald- 
win had maintained his title. Richard and Alexander Bryan 
now appear as purchasers from Baldwin, and on their applica- 
tion, Gov. Dongan creates Eaton's Neck into the "Lordship or 
Manor of Eaton," with the important powers and privileges 
pertaining thereto. Practically, the people of Eaton's Neck 
had now an independent municipal government of their own. 
Their grant was also as liberal in its terms as any other of the 
period, including all rivers, brooks, creeks, harbors, beaches, 
fishing, hawking, hunting and fowling. It does not appear, 
however, that the Bryants and other settlers on Eaton's Neck 
exercised the powers they possessed as to a manorial govern- 
ment. Forty-two years later the title passed to John Sloss and 
John Sloss Hobert, who held it until after the Revolutionary 
War, and in 1792 it came to the Gardiner family. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTIN(rrON TOWN RECORDS. 457 

in y^ second yccr of y' Raine of our sover Lord : Jariies the 
second king of great brittan, france & Ireland etcSic : and 
in the year of our lord Acording to y" Computation of y*' 
Church of England one thousand six luiiuhed eaightie six 
Between John Joens of huntington uj)on long Island in y*-* 
Countie of Suffolk in v' Province of new yourke in Anier- 
aicai husbanman of the one Partie and Jonathan niillard of 
y*^ afore sd town Coinitie and province of y"" other partie 
witneseth, That \' sd. John Joens and mary his wife for 
divers good causes and considerations us their unto moving 
but especially for and in the consideration of y*' sum of 
fourteen pounds in good and curant silver coyne payable 
in this province as it paseth from man to man have bar- 
ganed allinated sould and confirmed and by these p'^sents 
from us our heairs cxseckutors administrators and asignes 
doe, Alein Bargan sell and confirme unto y" afore sd. Jona- 
thon millard A cartaine parcell of medowe land sittuate 
lying and being one y'^ south side of this Island w"" in y" 
bounds of y^ towne of himtington afore sd. one a neck of 
medow comonly called or knowne b)- y*" name of y" haulfe 
necke lying and beeing in too parts or parcells butting and 
bounding as specieficd the eastermost peece Richard Wil- 
liams his meadow one y*^ east side : the west side w"' y*" 
medow of John Ted The south end with }''" sound the north 
end with y' woods in Comanige the westermost parcell 
Jonathan Sender one y'' east side the medowe of John Ted 
one the west side y'' south end to y'' sound y'' north end to 
y'' woods in Comonige both parcells containg fowr acers 
bee it more or less it being by denomination an hundred 
pound Right of medowe acording to y'' Rest of }•' other 
Rights as equall as men could devide them I say these too 
parcels of medow land w"' all y'' Rights and i)reviliges be- 
longing to it one 3'' neck Too have and too hould y' sd 
granted and barganed p'mises unto y'' s'' Jonathan millard 
his heairs exsecutors adminestrators and asignes for ever 
yeilding and paying therfore his anuall and yeerly propor- 



458 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tion of w' may belong to this government of this province 
and wee the sd, John Joens and mary my wife for our 
selves our heairs exsecutors administrators and asignes doe 
covenant promise and grant too and w*^ y^ afore sd Jona- 
than millard that y'' said John Joens and mary my wife 
now is and stands firmly seized of a good, sure and perfit 
estate in y*" law of y" sd too parcels of medow land before 
mentioned and hath good Right & lawfull authoritie to 
sell & convae y® same and y'' sd John Joens and mary his 
wife for our selves our heairs exsecutors administrars and 
asigens doth further covenant too and w**" y" sd, Jonathan 
millard his exsecutors administrators and asignes y' the sd. 
medow land and every part and parcel their of is free from 
all other and former bargans, grants sales morgages leasses 
judgments exsecutions convance or convances dowries 
widoe Riofhts tittels or in trest what soever and further- 
more y*^ sd John Joens and mary his wife for our selves 
our heairs exsecutors, administrators and asignes Doe 
covenant promise and grant too and w*'' y'' sd. Jonathan 
millard his heairs and asigens, That the sd. John Joens and 
mary his wife together w**" our heairs executors Admines- 
trators and asigenes shall and will warrant and defend y® 
sd premises from any manor of just Right tittle claime- or 
demand of any person or persons what soe ever In wittnes 
wheare of I have heer unto set my hand and scale the day 
and yeer above written. 

signed sealed and delivered John Joens 

in y"^ presence of ^^' '""'' "^ 

Abiell TITUS Mary X Joens 

Joseph Baily 

This Indenture was acknowledd y** 4*^ day of October 
1686 before mee Epenetus Platt Justice ot y'' peace. 

A True coppy Compaired w'*' y*^ origanall deed y*^ 25*'* 
of ocktob"" 1686, p mee 

Isaac Platt Reco"^ 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 217-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 459 

[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY TO JAMES SMITH.] 

[1686, Aug. 24.] 

This Indenture made the twentie fourth day of August 
in the second yeer of y" Raine of our Sou' Lord Jams the 
second King of great Brittan france and Ireland ecf and 
in y*" yeer of our Lord acording to the computation of y" 
church of england one thousand six hundred eaightie six 
between Joseph Baily of huntington uppon long Island 
within y^ Countie of Suffolk & province of new yourke in 
america of the one partie husbandman and alee his wife 
and Jams Smith of the same towne Countie & province 
afore said cooper of the other partie witnesseth that y'' sd. 
Joseph baiely and alee his wife for diverse good causes and 
considerations us heer unto moving but especially for and 
in y*^ consideration of the sum of six pounds to bee paid to 
Mr John Jackson of hemsted, winter wheat at five shillings 
p. bushell and Indian corne at too shillings six pence p 
bushell and y*^ carting of twentie loads of wood all in hand 
secured before y ensealling and delivery heer of have bar- 
goned alinated sould and confirmed and by these presents 
from us our heairs executors administrators and asignes 
doe alien bargon sell and confirme unto y*^ afore said Jams 
Smith a certaine parcell of land sittuate lying and beeing 
on y'^ east side of huntington afore sd. in a field comanly 
called or knowne by y'' name of y" east field by estimation 
three acers bee it more or lesse which was y" first devision 
land y^ belonged to y" lott Joseph baily now livetli in. 
Butting and bounding as specified the Land of Leuitcnant 
wood on y*" east side y'' land of Thomas Whitson one y'' 
west side the frunt or south end to a cart waye yt leadeth 
through ye said field the north to y"' woods in comanige. 
Too have and to hould the sd. granted p'mises unto y^" 
afore sd. Jams smith his heairs executors administrators 
and asignes for ever yeilding and paying there fore his 



460 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

aniiall and yeerly proportion of what belongs to y® gov- 
erment of this province and wee y'' said Joseph bayly and 
alee his wife for our selves our heairs executors, adminis- 
trators and asignes covenant promise and grant too and 
with y® afore sd. Jams y' wee the sd. Joseph baily and alee 
his wife now is and stands firmly seized of a good sure & 
perfict estate in y*" lawe of the sd land before mentioned 
and hath good Right and lawfuU authoritie to sell & con- 
vay the same, and the sd. Joseph Bayly and alee his wife 
for our selves our heires executors administrators and 
asignes doth further covenant promise and grant : too and 
with the sd James Smith his heaires exetutors administra- 
tors and asignes, that the afore mentioned land is free and 
cleer from all former bargans, grants sales, morgages, 
leaces. Judgements, executions conveyance or conveyances 
dowries widdoe Rights titles or intrest what soever ; And 
furthermore y'" sd. Joseph Baily and alee his wife for our 
selves our heires executors, administrators and asignes 
doth covenant promise and grant too & with the sd. Jams 
Smith his heires executors, administrators and asignes that 
y^ sd. Joseph baiely and alee his wife together with our 
heairs executors administrators and asignes shall and will 
warant and defend y® afore mentioned land from any 
maner of just Ritte tittle & claime or demand of any per- 
son or persons what soever in wittness whearof wee have 
here unto set our hands and seals y'' daye and yeer above 
written. 

Joseph Baily 
signed, sealed and ''" '""'' "^ 

delivered in y'' presence alcex Baily 

of us. 

Thomas Smith 

Jeremiah Smith 



iirxTiNcrro-; 'lowx records. 461 

The 20"' of Auij^ust 16S8 the subscribers ai)peai-ed before 
me and acknowledged tliis instrument to bee their ackt 
and deed. 

Epenetus Platt 
Justice of y*^ Peace. 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 24G-7.) 



[THE CHICHESTER RECORD.] 

[1686, Sept. 15.] 

Jams Chichester sonn of Jams Chichester Juneir was 
Borne y'' 15"' of September in y'' yeer 1686. 
{Surveys, p. 16i. j 



[THE ISHLLER FAiMlLY RECORD.] 

[1686, Sept. 19.] 

Jonathan miller sonn of Jonathan miller was Borne y'' 
ig^^ of septembar in y*" yeer 1686. 
(Surveys, p. 160. J 



[DEED. JOHN JONES TO ABIEL TITUS.] 

[1686, Sept. 24.] 

This Indenture made y'^ fowr an tw^enteth da}^ of septem- 
bar in the second yeare of y'" Raine of our Soveran Lord 
James king of great brittan, france, & Irland&c: And in 
y'' year of our lord Acording to the Computation of y'' 
Church of England and in )-'' year of our lord one thousand 
six hundred eaightie and six : Betweene John Joens nesa- 
quaice, alies Smithstowne with in y*" bounds of Broke 



462 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

haven alls Seatoket in y'' Counte of Suffolke and province 
oi new yourke in Americae husbanman and mar)^ his wife 
of y'' one partie and abiel titus of y'' town of huntington 
upon Long- Island within y'" Countie and province afore 
said husbanman of y" other Partie Wittnesseth That y'' sd. 
John Joens and mary his wife for divers good causes and 
considerations us their unto moving but especially for & in 
y^ consideration of y'' sum of twentie five pounds of good 
& curant Pay of this province as it Paseth from man to man 
in hand secured before y'' insealing and delivering heer of 
have Alinated Barganed sould & confirmed and by these 
psents Doe alien Bargan sell and confirm from us our 
heairs excecutors administrators and Asignes unto Abiell 
titus his heairs excekutors administrators & asignes the 
south side of my home lott & orchard situate Lying and 
beeing in y*^ town of Huntington afore sd Butting and 
Dounding the north side with the haulfe lott of Jonathan 
woody*" west end withy" woods in commonage, as specified 
the frunt or east end to y"" street y*^ south side w"' y"' lott of 

Jonathan Senders 

together with y*" fence or fences their too 



beelonging I say y*" south haulfe of my lott with my 
orchard equally to bee devided as wee can devide it in y'^ 
midel of the lott y* Each part may bee alike in breadth 
only if y*" east haulfe of perticion fence fall to bee Jonathan 
woods and the well fall in y"" south haulfe lott then y'' sd 
Jonathan wood have free libartie by purchase to turne his 
fence short to take in y** well for y*" use of him self and 
heairs and sucsesors for ever but all other Rights & benifits 
of y° sd. haulfe lott and orchard to Remaine and bee to y® 
use and benifit of abiel titus his heairs and sucksesors to 
have and to hold for ever yeilding and Paing theirfore his 
anuall or yeerly proportion of what may belong to y*" Gov- 
erm' of this province and y'' sd John Jones and mary his 
wife doth for our selves & heairs exsecutors administraters 
and asignes Doe covenant promise and grant too and with 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 463 

y^ afore sd abiel titiis that y' sd. John Joens and mary his 
wife now is and stands firmly seazed of A good sure and 
perfitt estatte in y'^ law of y*" sd. haulfe lott and orchard 
and hath good Right and law full athoritie to sell and 
convae the same and y'' sd. Johns and mary his wife for our 
selves our heairs exsecutors administrators and Asingnes 
Doe further covenant proinise and grant too and with 
y*^ sd Abiel tittus his heairs execukutors administrators 
and asignes y*^ y'^ sd orchard and haulf lott of land is free 
and deer of and from all other and former bargans grants 
sales morgages leases judments exsecutions convance or 
convances dowries or widdoe Rights titles or intrest what 
soever and further more the sd. John Joens and mary his 
wife for our selves our heairs exsecutors adminestrators 
and asignes Doe further Covenant, promise and grant to 
and with y'^ sd. abiel titus his heairs exsecutors administra- 
tors and asignes that y'' sd. John Jones and mary his wife 
shall and will defend y'" same from any maner of just Rights 
Clames or demands of any person or persons what soever 
as witnes our hands and seals the day and yeer above 
written. 

signed, sealled and John Joens 

in y^' presence of The X of 

SaMUELL tittus MARY JoENS 

Joseph Bayly 

This Indenture was acknowlegd this 4 day of octobar 
before mee Epenetus Platt Justice of y' peace 1686. 
Memorandom The w"' in named Abiel titus is to have 
y'^ free use of y'' well as is specified in Jonathan woods deed 
y^ is hee his heairs and sucsesors for ever hairing c(iuall 
charge to wards y^' maintaince of y'' well this memorandum 
was write before the sealing and delivering p mee 

Joseph Bayly 
witness 

Epenetus Platt 
Joseph Bayly 



464 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

That which is enterlined one y*^ other side in y^ 19*^ and 
20*'' line was .misplaced in y*" enterling and soe had to bee 
understood, the sum of which is this y*" south side with the 
lott of Jonathan Scudder y^ north side w*'' the haulfe lott 
of Jonathan wood : This was written before signed, a true 
coppe. 

A True Coppy Compared w^" y° origanall y'" 20^*" of 
octoba': 1686 

p mee Isaac Piatt, Rec'' 
(Deeds, Vol. \, pp. 215-6.) 



[DEED. JOHN JONES TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER, Jr.] 

[1686, Oct. 4.] 

This Indenture Made y'' fowrth Day of octobar in y^ sec- 
ond yeer of the Raine of our sov"" Lord James the second 
King of great Brittan france & Irland et r^ : and in y^ yeer 
of our lord acording to the computation of y® Church of 
england one thousand six hundred eaightie and six Bee- 
tween John Joens of nessaquage alls smiths Towne with in 
y"^ bounds of brooke haven ales seatoaket w**" in y^ countie 
of sufolke and province of new yourke in Americai hus- 
bandman and mary his wife of y*" one partie and Jams Chi- 
chester Jun' of y'^ towne of huntington upon Long Island 
within the countie and province afore sd. husbandman of 
y"' other partie. Wittnesseth That y*" sd. John Joens and 
mary his wife for divers good causes and considerations 
us beer unto moving butt especially for and in consider- 
ation of feifteene pounds curant Pay of this province in 
hand paid before y'' insealling and delivering heer of Have 
Bargoned alinated sould and confirmed and doe by these 
p'sents Bargun alien sell and confirme unto y* afore said 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 465 

James Chichester his heairs executors administrators and 
asignes three sertaine parcels of medow Land situate lying 
and being one y'^ south side of Island within y*" bounds of 
huntington one a neck of meadow land comonly called or 
known by y"" name of y'' west necke which is by denomina- 
tion an hundred pound Right of meadowe acording to y' 
denomination or customs of y*" town of huntington Butting 
and bounding acording to y® contents of these presentsone 
parcell on the west side with y*^ medowe of timothy conklin 
one y*" east side with the meadowe James Chichester afore 
said the north with y*^ woods the south with the sound : 
one partte or devision y''- south side with y'^ medowe of y'' 
afore sd. Jams Chichester the north the woods frunting to 
y*^ medowe of timothy Conklin the third part or devision 
with medowe Land belonging to timothy conklin not as 
yet devided I say all these parcels of medowe land before 
mentioned with all Rights and previliges that doth may or 
can belong or apertaine toy'' afore mentioned p'mises upon 
y*^ neck atore said Too have hould use occupie and In joe 
all the afore Bargoned and granted p'^mises too Jams Chi- 
chester his heairs executors Adminestrators and asigens 
for ever yeeildingandpaing therefore hisyeerly and anuall 
proportion of what may be long to v'' goverment of this 
province and furthermore wee y'' sd. John Joens and marv 
his wife for our selves our heairs executors administrators 
and asigens doe covenant promise and grant too and with 
y® sd. James Chichester that y" sd John and mary his wife 
now is and stands firmly seised of a good sure and perfit 
estate in y* Lawe of all y^ afore mentioned p'^mises and 
every part and parcel their of and hath good Right and 
lawfuU athoritie too sell and convae the same and y'' sd 
John Joens and mary his wife for our selves our heairs ex- 
ecutors Administrators and asigenes doth further covenant 
promise and grant too and with y^ said James Chichester 
his heairs executors administrators and asignes that y* said 
medow land and every part and parcell their of is free 



466 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

from all other and formar bargans grants sales morgages 
leasses judgments executions convance or convances dow- 
ries, widdow Rights, tittles or interest what soever : and 
furthermore y* sd John Joens and mary his wife for our 
selves our heairs executors adminestrators and asignes doe 
covenant promise and grant too and with y*" sd Jams Chi- 
chester his heairs executors administrators and asigns y' the 
sd. John Jones and mary his wife together with our selves 
our heairs executors and administrators and asigns shall and 
will warant and defend y*= afore mentioned p''mises from 
any maner of just Rights tittels claims demands of any 
person or persons what soever in wittnes whearof wee 
have heer untoo sett our hands and seals y^ day and year 
above written. 

Signed sealed ad de- John Joens 

livered In y^ prsence "'« '"^^'''^ "' 

of us whose nams Maryx JOENS 

are heer to subscribed. 

AbIEL TITUS 

Joseph Daily 

This Indenture was acknowledg before mee The day 
and yeer above mentioned. 

Epenetus Platt, Justice. 
A True Coppy of the origanal deed Compared by mee 
Isaac Platt Rec^ November y*^ i8"' 1686. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 221-2.) 



[CHILDREN OF JOHN KETCHAM.] 

[1686, Oct. 12.] 

The Record of y'^ Children of John Kicham senier, of 
thee towne of huntington 

John his eldest sonn was borne y« 29''' of septembar In y'^ 
yeer of our lord 1674. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 467 

Thomas Kicham sonn of John Kicham, senier was Borne 
y'^ 13"' day of May in y'= yeer 1676. 

Elizabeth Kicham daughter of John kicham was Borne y* 
14*^ of Aprill in y*= yeer 1678. 

Phillip kicham sonn of John kicham was borne y" 8"" day 
of may in y'' yeer 1680. 

david Kicham sonn of John kicham was borne y'' 27''* of 
march in y*" yeer 1683. 

mary Kicham daughter of John Kicham was borne y*= 12"' 
of octobar in y® )'eer of our Lord Christ 1686. 
{Surveys, p. 164) 



[TOWN MEETING.—" MEADOW SOLD AT AN 
OUTCRY."] 

[1686, Oct. 14.] 

At a towne meeting Legally warned the 14^'' of October 
1686. 

It was voated and agreed by y'' towne that y"" medowe in 
ye east neck should bee sould at an out cry or vandue for 
marchandable pay, To. witt beef Porke, wheat, Indian 
come any or all of these at marchandble. price and hee 
y* bids y^ greatest sum to have it, it is to bee sould by an 
inch of candle y*" which medoe was sould to Insigne Jona- 
than Scudder to him and his heairs for ever, which bad 
y^ last and bad eaighteen pounds ten shillings: which 
money is to be Paid att or before Crismas next insuing y'^ 
datte of it is to bee understood y' y'' intent of y" towne 
was that Jonathan Scudder should have y' medowe hee 
bought of y'' towne in y*^ east neck, for him selfe and his 
haires or asignes forever the same day above sd. was 
granted to Samuell titus seventeen acears of land at the 
head of hemstead hollow on the west sid hemstead path by 
the path side. 

{T&wn Meetings, Vol. \,p. 145.) 



468 , HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. TROUBLE BREWING WITH 
GOV. DONGAN.] 

[1686, Oct. 16.] 

At a towne meeting Legally warned y" 16*^ ocktober 1686. 

It was voated and consented to by all yt Tho Powell & 
Isaac platt shall if Isaac Piatt bee able atend these Gente" 
men apointed by the Governer to take acount of what 
lands and medows is allredy Purchased and wee doe im- 
pour them to ackt to y'' best of their discretion in our 
behaulfe if Isaac bee not able to Ride then they toe are to 
chuse another. 

The day above written it was voated and consented to 
y* ye towne will not stand tryall about y*" ten pound de- 
manded att yourke but Rather pay it if thay can not other 
ways help it.* 

the day above written it was voated. and consented to 
y^ Jonathan Jarvise shall have his hundred pound Right of 
land : noe medowe bee longing to it : equall from y*" first 
devision in y® town. 

the day above written there was granted by y*" town to 
Jonothan Jarvis six acers of land to wards his division in 
ye east neck one y'' left hand of y'' Path joining to y" feild 

the day above written granted to nicolas Smith i three 
acare of land, division land one y*' south side of y*" long 
point over against Tho. Scudders feild it is upon ye west 
necke. 

[*Gov. Dongan wants to know what lands Huntington has 
bought of the Indians and what remains unpurchased. He also 
wants ^10. This is the beginning of a contention between Gov. 
Dongan and the town about taking another patent, which lasted 
for several years, and during this time the relations between 
Huntington and the Governor's office were, as the diplomatists 
say, "strained." — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 469 

October y'' 16"" 1686: At a town meetiiifr voated and 
granted to Richard brush six acars ui hind joinini;- to his 
land one y*" east side y*" millpond brooke upon y^' west 
neck. 

the day above written y" town granted tho: Higbe seven 
acars of land joing north east to y* land hee had of nicolas 
ellice which is layed out in a long hollow in y'^ east neck. 
The day a bove written granted to John Kicham three 
acers of land at y*" nor west end of y*^ cove swamp upon y*" 
west neck. 

The day afore sd. granted to John Samis too acars of land 
one y'^ top of y'' hill joing to that hee had of Tho: Brush. 
The day above sd. it was granted to Jeremiah Smith y* if 
hee will set up a mill within six months the town will grant 
him y'^ twelf Part of all corn that they shall bring hnn to 
grind at his mill and y"^ town not to bee att any charge 
about the cleering y'' soill Right of his land. 
■ The day above written ocktob"" y'' 16: 1686 att a town 
meeting it was voated & granted y' M"" Joens shall have all 
that medowe one ye east side Cowharbor brook all betwixt 
Mr Woods lott there: and the cart Path going over the 
swamp hee is to have it for himself and his heairs for ever: 
All soe the same day above datted it was voated and 
granted that Mr Joens above s^ shall have one acare of 
meddow at cow harbor on y% west side y'' brooke or creeke 
opposite to his one y" other side to bee his own and his 
heairs for ever : hee Resighng up a gaine to y'' towne what 
was granted him y*" day afore sd of y'' parsonage alottment 
and y' fowr acres Rcsignd to remaine to y"^ parsonage. 
{^Tow7i Meetings, Vul. l,pp. 145-147.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1686, Nov. 4..] 
November y"" 4. 1686. at a towne meeting Thomas Pow- 



\ 



470 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ell was chossen commitieman for this present year to goe 
to Southhamton theire to ackt w*** y® Rest of ye comitie 
for y* town of huntington : if : Tho. Powell faill then 
Thomas Higbee is chosen to goe. 

The same day Samuell titus was shossen townsmen if Jo- 
seph Whittman goe his intended viage. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 140.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1686, Nov. 10.] 

Att a towne meeting november y® tenth : 1686 It was 
a greed upon by y*" generalitie of y® Inhabitants that too 

men should bee sent yorke in anser to y^ geverners 

Letter ye men chosen by y^ towne for y* purpose was Tho. 
Powell and Isaac. Piatt : 

The day above written it was voated and granted y* y® 
medew at Cold spring should bee sould to deer y^ towne 
ol y*^ debt due to Mr coolly att yorke and ye over plusse 

to bee ye towns which m was att y^ same time sould 

to Samuell Kisham for twentie five shillings more than 
y* debt to Mr coolly and Samuell Kisham is to cleer the 
town of any charge y* may arise upon y® acount of y^ fore 
mentioned debt and to pay y^ town twenty five shillings 

in m . 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 141.) 



[POWER TO ACT FOR THE TOWN GIVEN 
THOS. POWELL AND ISAAC PLATT.] 

[1686, Nov. 16.] 

huntington no b': y^ 16*^: 1686 

Thes may signefie to any whome it may conserne y* wee 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 47 1 

under written doe imply our nabours Tho: Powell and 
isaac Piatt to ackt in y*' townes behaulfe acording to their 
discresion for y' good of y** towne and what thay shall see 
cause to doe in order to y^ towns good : wee in y'' behaulfe 
of y* the towne doe promise to stand to and confirm e. 

James Chestar 
Joseph Whetm — 
Tho. Fleet: 
John Sammis. 

{File No. 4.) 



[TOWN MEETING. RESOLVE TO HAVE 
PALMER TAKEN IN.] 

[1686, Nov. 24.] 

November y* 24^^ 1686. 

At a towne meeting then legally warned it was voated 
and granted y*^ the towne would treat with y'' governcrand 
counsell in Referance to a new Pattent. 

The day above written it was voated and granted y' the 
towne will give twentie pound for a pattent and twentie 
shillings quitt Rent. 

The same day above written y*" townemen by voat weare 
impowered to procure y best hclpe thay could to asist 
them in Returning y® townes propositions to Mr Graham* 
in Relation to a new Pattent. 

[*James Graham was a member of Gov. Dongan's Council 
and one of the most learned and able lawyers in the Colony. 
He seems to have supervised the draft of most of the grants 
&nd patents made by Gov. Dongan. A few years later, (in 1689), 
after Dongan had been retired and Leisler had usurped the 
authoiity of governor, Graham was expelled from the Council, 
and for writing a bold and manly letter he was thrown into 
prison. After Leisler was executed for treason, Graham was 
again made a member of the Council. — C. R. S.] 



472 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above written it was voated and consented 
v' Mr. Wood and thomas Powell should improve y'' best 
of their abillities them selves : and take y'' best help thay 
can to settle the south bounds of y^ north purchase of this 
towne with y^ Indians and what thay shall doe in order * 
* * * to y® promised wee doe promise to Ratifie and 
confirme. 

The same day above written november y® 24*'' 1686. it 
was voated and granted y' Judge Palmer should bee taken 
in a pattenttee with us only in Refarance to soill Right of 
y' land eastward of Cowharbor butt not to have any in- 
trest in y'^ towns Right we'stward from Cowharbor the 
towne Reserving to them selves their own intrest from 
Cowharbor east ward.f 

The day a bove written it was voated and consented 
that thomas Powell and Isaac Piatt shall goe to yorke in 
order to the taking of a pattent when need Requires it : 
and upon failure of eather of them the townsmen to chuse 
another to goe 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 149.) 



[CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PATENT FROM 
GOV. DONGAN.] 

[1686— Probable Date.] 

Right worshipfull Sir. 

We having Receved by our messengars Isaac Piatt and 

[fjudge Palmer's patent, dated about 1686, and the Indian 
deed accompanying it, are on record in the office of the Secre- 
tary of State, in Albany. They cover the territory about 
Northport and Crabmeadow. As the Indians had already 
sold the same land several times and received their pay in 
trinkets and "fire water," and as the same premises were covered 
by the Nichols patent to Huntington of 1666, this paper title 
has never amounted to much. It probably scared the people 
of Huntington into offering " to take Judge Palmer in," with 
the promise that they "reserve their own interest." Palmer 
seems to have been taken in in a Pickwickian sense. — C. R. S.] 



I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 473 

Tho: Powell from ye governer and counsell an order dat- 
ted octobar y*" 18'*' 1686 wherein it was ordered the un- 
purchased lands within our township should bee purchased 
and in complyanse with y' order wee thought meett to 
present a few lins to your worship y* you would bee 
pleased to bee asistant to us in this matter and to present 
in our behalfe to his excelency y® governer our humble 
petition which is this : yt wee ma}' have license from his 
exsclency : to purchase of y*^ Indians proprietors so much 
land being north ward of our south medows as may be 
convenent yt is haulf a mile or their about from an Indian 
path y' lyeth aganst y'' sd mcddows and for y'' other part 
of y*" sd. order yo"" worship may understand y"" towne are 
willing to comply with y*^ sd order hoping his exsclency: 
will bee pleased to take in to his searios consideration y® 
state and condition of y" town and y'' lownes of our estates 
which by Reason of y'" incapasitie of y'' plase is not like to 
bee much augmented our lands being barren and y"' part 
of it not fit for tillage yet not withstanding we are willing 
to alow 20"' to his exsclency yt our lands may bee con- 
firmed for y" future and 20 shillings quit Rent which wee 
hope considering y*' premises his excellency well exsept of 
and if it please god to move your hart to bee instrumentall 
in our behalf to bee helpfull to us in thistrancattion it will 
bee a strong ingagment of us unto yo"" worship : wee should 
have waited upon his exsclency w"' more speed but wee 
can not prevaille w"' y*" Indians to come with us till y* 
spring soe hoping yo' worship wil bee pleased to bee asist- 
ant to us wee take leave and Rest your humble servant for 
and in y'' behalfe of y'' towne 

Isaac Platt. 
Sir, wee hope to make honorable satisfaction for yo"" asist- 
ance in y'' premises 
{File No. 1.) 



474 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE JUDGE'S RATE.] 

[1686, Nov. 26.] 

Mr Epenetus platt : after due respectes presented to you, 
These lines is to request you, if your colecter have payed 
your Judges rate to you according to his warrant, and 
also the Coleckter of Smith Town, that then you would 
be pleased to deliver the monnie to my brother, John 
Howell, and his resept ; with this my order shall be your 
full discharge as witness my hand. 

South hampton this 26 of November 1686. 

Edward Howell Tresurer 
for the Countie of Suffolk 

Huntington the 29 of novemer 1686. 
then received of Epenetus Platt the sum of four pound 
three shilings & seven pence the proportion of the town of 
huntinun to pay to the Judes, I say Received by me. 

John Howell. 
[File No. 58.) 



[1686, Dec. 7.] 

John mathews of this town departed this Life the f^ day 
of desember 1686. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 142.) 



[INVENTORY OF THE GOODS OF JOHN 
MATHEWS.] 

[1686, Dec. II.] 
An account taken of the estate of John mathews deceased 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 475 

Apprized by phillip iidall and John Scidmore Se' the 
eleventh of desembar 1686. 

Imp' lb. s. d. 

one lern kettle and tramell, att 00 12 00 

It, a horse att 02 05 00 

It, an old Cowe 02 00 00 

it an old chest and other small things 01 00 00 

owned by us ) This account was 

Phillip udall V exsepted of as le- 

JoiiN Scidmore ) gall 
{Deeda Vol. 1, p. 210.) 



[LANDS OF REV. ELIPHELET JONES.] 

[1686, Dec. 22.^ 

Whereas it a pears y* M' Eliphalet Jones hath a grant 
of: 20: acres of land wheare hee thinks good to take it wee 
have acordingly layd out unto him 14 acars on y'^ west 
neck forty Rod broad along by the path going to horse 
necke one y® east side y*" Path a little beyond the head of 
y^ cove swamp the lenth is 56 Rod Running east-ward, 
And wee have alsoe laid out to y*" said Mr Eliphalet Jones 
foure aceres and a haulf more joing to his home lotte of 
y'' which four acars and a halfe 3 acars was layd out for- 
merly and is now fensed and improved soe theire Remains 
still one acare and a halfe more to bee Layd out of the said 
20 acars granted by the towne : this wee wittness by 
subscribing our hands desemb'' y^ 22** 1686 

Joseph Whittman 



Samuell tittus 



p. mee Isaac Piatt Rece"" 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 147.^ 



476 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

• [ESTATE OF JOHN MATHEWS, Sen.] 

[1686, Dec. 29.] 

Knowe all men by these p'"sents that wee John Mathews 
of fresh pond neck within y*^ bounds of huntington upon 
Long Island within y*^ countie of Suffolke and province of 
new yorke in Americae husbandman and John Scidmore 
sen"" of y® same place countie & province husbandman am 
bound and firmly obliged unto Isaac platt and Jams Chi- 
chester both of y*" town of huntington in the Countie of 
suffolke and province afore said comisinors for y*'. towne in 
y'^ full and intire some of five pounds 17 shillings silvar 
curant pay of this province to bee paid to y*" said comisinors 
their heairs exsecuters administrators or asighns upon not 
performing the under written condition of this obligation 
for which wee bind us our heairs executors administrators 
and asighnes firmly by these presents in wittness where of 
wee have here unto set our hands and seals y'^ twentie nine 
day of desembar in y"^ second yeer of his ma"^^ Raine and 
in y'' yeer of our lord one thousand six hundred eaightie 
six. 

The condition of this p''sent obligation is such that it the 
above bounden John Mathews and John Scidmore thay or 
either of their heairs executors administrators or asignes 
shall from time to time observe and keep such directions 
or orders in paieing to y*" creditors of John Mathews De- 
seased if any apeer the full and whoUe valine of all y'' estatte 
yt yn deseased left acording to y'' prizall of it with in ten 
dayes next after thay shall Reseive their order either from 
Isaac Platt or James Chichester wherby neither thay nor 
their heairs executors orassignes may bee damnified butt 
y'^ end of y'' law atended this obligation beeing performed 
and keept acording to y*^ true intent and meaning heer of 
it to bee voayde and of noe ef eckt or elce to stand Remaine 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 477 

and bee in fnll i)()\vr force and vertue 

John 
Sighned and delivered The markex Mathews 

in y*' presence of of 

Phillip Udall John Scidmore. 

Joseph Baily 
A True Record of y'' origanall bond p mee 

Isaac Piatt Rec' 
Janaware y'' 3'' : — 16|^. 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p.211.; 



[DEED. NICHOLAS SiMITH TO THOMAS 
SMITH.] 

[1686, Dec. 30.] 

This Indenture made y'' thirtieth day of desembar in the 
second yeare of y"' Raigne of our sover'' Lord Jams King 
of great Brittan france and Irland etc' and in y^ yeare of 
our Lord acording to y'' Computation of v'' Church of 
England one thousand six hundred eaightie six Betweene 
Nicolas Smith of y'' towne of huntington upon Long Island 
in y*-' countie of Suffolke and Provmce of new yourk in 

Americai Carpender and mary his of y*^ one ptie and 

Thomas smith of y® same towne countie and Province Car- 
pender of the other Partie, Wittnesseth that y® sd. Nicolas 
Smith and mary his wife tor divers good causes and con- 
siderations uss their unto moving but especialy for & in 
consideration of a valliable some in hand Reseved by which 
wee acknowlege our selfcs to bee fully satisfied contented 
and Paide before y*" ensealling and delivering of these 
p'"sents by y° sd. Thomas Smith Hath granted alienated 
sould and confirmed and doe by these p'sents fully clearly 
and absolutly grant allinatte bargain sell and confirme unto 



4/8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y a fore sd Thomas Smith my dwelling house, orchard, 
gardin out housing home lott sittuate Lying and being in 
y" towne of huntington afore sd. frunting west to the 
meetting house north to y*" hie way east to y'' Lotte of 
thomas weeks, south with the lotte of y'' widdowe Cory 
now in y'' tenure or ocupation of the afore said nicolas 
smith the Lott containg three acars bee it more or less 
containg one hundred pound Right in devition of com- 
manage Acording to y'' custome of y*^ towne of huntington 
together with all woods under woods comans of pastures 
what soe ever doth to y® same belonging or apertaing to 
y'' sd. house or teniment by devision or by any other way 
or means what soever to have and too hould for ever all 
y*" said afore mentioned p'^mises with their apurtinances ; 
exsept the dwelling house orchard and barne whome y^ 
afore said nicolas smith doth Reserve to him selfe for his 
natturall life and y'' life of mary his wife, if him the said 
nicolas smith or mary his wife see cause to make use of it 
them selves & during which time and tearme the a fore 
said nicolas smith shall fence it of from y*^ Lott begining at 
y*^ east end of y' house Runing strait to a peare tree and 
from thence too widdowe Corys fence butt if y'^ ^fore said 
nicolas smith and mary his wife chance to Remove out of 
y^ towne then y"' sd. Thomas smith shall poses ocupie and 
injoe y'' dwelling house, orchard and barne as free as any 
of y® Rest of y'' p''mises : Butt if y" said nicolas and mary 
his wife make use of it for their lives then after their 
deseace to Remaine and bee as y*" other afore mentioned 
p'mises to y^ only use and behoufe of ye afore said Thomas 
smith his heairs exsecutors administrators and asignes and 
y*^ above said nicolas smith for him self his heairs executors 
administrators and asignes that att the sealling and deliv- 
ering heer of hee then was the solle and LawfuU of 

all y'" afor said p'mises and am lawfully seased of and in 
the same and in every pa'* and Parcel thereof in mineowne 
Right and the said Thomas smith his heairs executors ad- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 479 

ministrators and asignes: shall and may by force and 
vertue of these p'sents from time to time and att all times 
heer after Lawfully peacably and quitly have hould use 
ocupie and Injoe the afore granted p'mises with all their 
apurtenances exsept before exsepted free and cleerly 
aquitted and discharged of and from all and all manor of 
fines gifts grants leases morgages jointurs dowries tittles of 
dowries widdowe Rights judgments executions entailling 
and of and from all other tittels trubles and incumberances 
what soe ever had made commited wittingly or willingly 
sufered or don by y'' said nicolas smith or by any other per- 
son or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming from by or 
under him y'' sd nicolas smith or by his means or assent or 
private procurmentand y"' said nicolas smith his heairsand 
asigns and all and every other Person and persons what 
soever lawfully claiming from and under him shall and will 
warant and for ever defend by these p'sents the afore 
•mentioned p'"mises only Reserving what belongs his ma"'': 
in this province in wittnes whearof we have heer unto 
sett our hands and seals the dav and year above written. 

of 
The marke X Smith 

NICOLAS 

of 
The marke X smith 

MARY 

signed sealed and 
Delivered in presence of 

William Jarvice 

Joseph Bayly 

This above written indenture was acknowlegd by nicolas 
smith and his wife this 14"' day of february i6|4 before 
mee Epenltus Platt Justice of Peace. 

A True Cop])v of y'' origanall deed Compared by mee 
Isaac Flatt Rec' 

ffebraway y'^ 22'*: i68«. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 223-4.) 



480 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOHN GREEN TO JAMES BETTS.] 

[1687, Jan. 31.] 

This Indenture made y'' thirtie first : or y'' Last day of 
Januare and in y*^ second yeer of y*^ Reaigne of our Soveran 
Lord James y*^ second king of great brittan france and Ir- 
land and acording to y*^ computation of y'' church of eng- 
land i68f : Between John Green of y*" town of huntington 
in y*^ Countie of Suffolke in y*" Province of new yourke in 
Americai husbanman of y*" one partie : and Jams batte of 
y'' towne of Hemsted in y^ queens countie & Province afore 
said one y'' other Partie : Wittnesseth y^ y"" said John 
green and ehzabeth his wife for divers good causes ustheire 
unto moving but especlially for & in y" considei'ation of 
sixty pounds in good and curant Pay of this province all 
redy in hand before the insealing heer of hath granted 
alined barganed : sould and confirmed and by these pre- 
sents doth fully cleerly and absoluttly grant allien bargan 
sell and confirme unto y" said Jams batte .all that farme up- 
land and medowe which was formerly asigned to mee from 
Jonathan Harnett lying between Crabmedowe and fresh 
pond : I say I doe with y*" consent of elizabeth green my 
wife : sell and make over unto y*" above said Jams batte of 
hemsted. to him his heairs executors adminstrators and 
asignes : and from mee my heairs exsecutors administra- 
tors and asigns 1 by these p'sents confirme unto y*" afore 
sd. batte all y* farme tenement or plantation now in y'' 
tenure or occupation of y" sd. green or of his asignes, of 
thirtie acars of land and medowe or their abouts bee it 
more or lesse with all Rights preveleges and apurtinances 
their unto belonging as dwelling house barne stable or- 
chard gardin fruit trees fences of all sorts and what soever 
doth belong to y' farme with three acars of Land Lying 
upon Crabmedow necke upon y° point called martins vin- 
yard the westermost point to bee included in this bill of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 481 

saill bounded one y^' east with samuell kichams land : one 
y*" west with y'' cove one y"' south with y hie way one y'' 
north with y'' sound the other Part of y^' land y' is a bove 
mentioned is bounded as foUowcth one y^ south side with 
y'' comans one y*' north with y'' medowe of y" sd green sum 
Part of it, y*" other Part of it with John Inkersons medowe 
and a peece of coman medowe y' lyeth against y'' Land of 
y'' sd. Green one y'' east with a creeke y* Runeth betwixt 
y'' sd. Green and John Scidmore and y'' west side with y'' 
comans : to gether with all coman of pasture or what soe 
ever doth at pi esent belong or heer after shall to y'^ sd 
p'"mises : y'' Indian Right only to bee exseptcd which I v' 
above sd. Green doe not sell, I doe by these p'sents make 
over and sell and allien all my Right title & intrest in ve 
above sd. p'mises to y'" above said batte to him and his 
heairs to have and to hould forever with all v'' above sd 
and granted i)'"miscs with all and every their Rights mem- 
bars and apurtinances to y'^ same belonging or apertaing 
unto y'' sd. Jams batte his heairs exsecutors and asignes to 
y'' only proper use and be hoofe of y*" sd. Jams batte and 
y'' heairs and asignes of y'" sd. Jams batte for ever and y'" 
sd. John Green for him selfe his heairs executors and ad- 
ministrators doe covenant promise and grant by these 
p'sents y' att the time of y'' ensealling heer of I am y*^ sole 
and lawfuU owner of all y® afore said barganed p''mises and 
am lawfully seaised of and in y'^ same and in every part 
and parcel! theirof in my owne Right the Indians claime 
onely to bee exsepted and y* sd. James batte his heairs ex- 
ecutors and administrators and asignes shall and may by 
force and vertue of these p'sents from time to time and att 
all tims for ever heer after Lawfully peacably and quiatly 
have hould use occupie posses and Injoe y*" above granted 
pmises with theire apurtinances free and cleer and cleerly 
aquitted and descharged of and from all and all maner of 
former and other gifts grants Leasses morgages jointures 
dowres, tittle of dower judgments exsecutions entaills and 



482 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of and from all other tittles trubles and incumberances 
whatsoever had made committed or wittingly or willingly 
suffered or done by y'' sd. John Green or by any other 
person or persons what soe ever lawfully claiming from or 
under him y' sd. green or by his means assent privattly or 
procurment, and y*^ sd John green his heairs and asignes 
and all and every other person or persons wlrat soever 
Lawfully claiming by from or under him him them or any 
of them : shall and will warrant and for ever defend by 
these p'^sents In wittnes wheareof I y® said John Green 
have heer unto sett my hand and scale y*^ day and yeer 
first above written. 

signed, sealled of 

and delivered the markexJOHN 

in prsence of us. GREEN. 

Patruke ffalconer of 

Jams SMITH the markXGREEN 

ELIZABETH 

This above said Indenture was acknowledged before 
mee bv John green and his wife Elizabeth green this twen- 
tie forth of febrawar}- i68f. 

Epenetus Platt Justice of peace. 
A True Coppy of y^ origanall deed Compared by me 
Isaac Platt Reco' march y'' 9"' i68f. 
(Deedi<, Vol l,pp. 225-6.) 



[JOHN INGERSOLL WARNED.] 

[1687, Feb. 17.] 

Huntington february y^ 17^** i^ll- 

John Inherson wee are informed y* you have given 

entertainment to a man and a woman and too children and 

have reseved them into yo"^ famalie and have not acted 

therein acording to law wee underwritten doe advise you 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 483 

to send him, his wife and children out of this township as 
you will answer y'' penalty of y" Law in y' matter: hereof 
you are to take notice. 

Isaac Platt 
James Chichester 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 142.) 



[CHILDREN OF TIMOTHY CONKLIN.] 

[1687, Feb. 20.] 

Martha Conklin dafter of Timothy Conklin was borne 
y* 20''' of octobar in y'' yeer 1668. 

Timothy Conklin was borne y* 16"' of desembar in y^ yeer 
1670. 

John Conklin sonn of Timothy Conklin was borne the 
14*'' of march 167I. 

Thomas Conklin was borne y'' lo'*^ of march in y" yeer 

Jacob Conklin was borne y° 15"' of march 167A. 

Elizabeth Conklin was borne y'^ 15*'' of June 1679. 

Rebecka Conklin daughter of timothy Conklin was borne 
10*^ of Januare in y^ yeer i6|^. 

Mary Conklin daughter of timothy Conklin was borne 
y^ 10'^ of June in y*" yeer 1684. 

Cornelius Conklin was borne y*" 20*'' of februwary in the 
yeer of our Lord Christ i68f. 
{Surveys, p. 158. j 



[TOWN MEETING. CONCERN ABOUT THE 
PATENT.] 

[1687, March 11.] 
At a towne meeting march y® ii*** i68f it was voated and 



484 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORPS. 

consented to y^ all those persons y* doe not pay their pro- 
portion of y'' charge expended about procuring a Pattent a 
cording to time and speice ingaged shall have soe much of 
their Land sould att an out cry : as will make sattisfaction 
for their preportion with all charges rising upon their 
negleckt. 

The same day voted y' James Chichester shall goe to y"^ 
south for Thomas powell to come up to goe to yorke in 
order to y" procuring of a Pattent and if thomas come not 
James chichester shall be paid for his time & exspence. 

march y'^ 11"' i68| att a town meeting it was voated and 
consented to by all that thomas Powell and Isaac Piatt are 
left to their libirtie in procuring a pattent Capt. fleet is to 
asist in it what he can and y*' towne doth ingage to confirme 
what any too of them shall doe in order to y'' prmises. 
[Touni Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 14:9-150.) 



[ISAAC PLATT'S BILL AGAINST THE TOWN.] 



[1687, March 15.] 

March y*^ i^'^ i68f. 
The towne d"" to Isaac Piatt upon y® Pattent acount for 
my Journie to Yorke my selfe & horse a : 1 1 : days for my 
selfc, 2^ : 6'' per day: for my horse standing at y" fery soe 
Long att sallt hay, was much abated of his flesh, y® towne 
did all wayesinsuchcassesalowe 9^: both 9: to 01''' 16^ 06*^ 
my self and horse a day to oyster Bay w**" M' 
Wood to see their Pattent, and when wee 
came home y*" Remainder of y'^ day spent at [ 00 04 00 
Capt fleets about y^ Pattent. 
y* next day spent tell noon about y'' Pattent \ 
m writing to Mr graham our propositions f *^ 01 03 
^ a day spent at M' Woods to view y'^ pattent 00 01 03 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



485 



00 02 09 



00 

01 

I 

I 
• 00 

\ 

I 
00 



04 00 

02 00 

02 06 

02 07 



more time spent about y' pattent and exspense ( 
upon Swaneme, 3 quarts sider, 2 meals, meat \ 

,87. 

John & horse a day to make out y' bounds 

for I ; Journey toyourke, i : day spent to trctt ) 

mony to carie : and Looking of writtings : 5 ^ 

days gon ) 

neer a day spent att Mr Woods w"" swaname 

and Tho: Powell to discourse about y*^^ bounds. 

more expense upon Swaneme before hee went I 

out of y*" town, 3 meals, meat 3qts. sider \ 

for exspense upon v'' Gen' Steuerd when hee^ 

came for Cattell, and time spent to see if I [^ 

could provide any for him while he was gone 

east ward. 

lor I of a day att Cap" ffleets wth Tho : Powell 

to sett y** accounts to writtes abouts y'' hides 

& wheat ) 

8'8 April 17**': 

^ a day spent about y'' Pattent, 3 times 00 

going to gustis Platts about it in y" ^ day 00 

John sent to give Tho: Powell notice to goe 1 

to yourke with Justis platt himselfe arid horse - 00 06 03 

sent to Thomases farme — ) 

for my trouble in getting in y*^ mony, to time 

spent at many tims about y'' pattent to y'' 

valine of two dayes »& a -|- y\ was not charged 

before. 

Reserved of pattent mony 

more Reseved 

more Reseved of Walter Noakes 

for gathering the mony 

for makeing y"" Rat for defraying all charg 



00 03 06 



00 01 08 



01 03 
04 00 



s d 




4 


13 


6 


10 : 9 










17: 3 










01 : 6 












^ 





10 


00 


harg. 


5 


3 


6 



all charge 



2 6 



{File, No. 52.) 



486 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOHN GOLDING TO RICHARD 
GILDERSLEEVE Jr.] 

[1687. April 2.] 

This Indenture made the second day of Aprillin y^ third 
yeer of the Raine of our Sov' Lord James the second king 
of great Brittan france & Ireland et cet"^ : and in the yeer 
of our Lord According to y*" Computacon of y" Church of 
England one thousand six hundred eaighty seven : Bee- 
tweene John Gouldin of fresh pond necke with in the 
bounds of huntington in y*^ counte of Suffolke and province 
of new yourke in Americaie husbanman and grace his wife 
of y® one partie and Richard Gildersleeve Jun'' of Hemsted 
upon Long Island with in the queens countie and Province 
afore said of the other partie husban man, Witnesseth, that 
y® said John Gouldin & grace his wife ffor divers good 
causes and considerations us there unto moving Butt more 
especially for and in y*^ consideration of y*^ sume of sixty 
pounds in silver coyne Passable in this Province or Part in 
other Pay answerable theire unto in hand secured before 
y*" ensealling and delivering heer of have Bargoned sould 
alinated and confirmed and by these p'^sents from us our 
heairs executors administrators and asignes doe allien bar- 
gon sell and confirme unto the aforsaid Richard Gilder- 
sleeve his heairs exsecutors, administrators and asignes all 
and singular that part of my farme that I now lives in 
uussed ocupie and Injoe containg twentie twoo acors of 
upland and six acares of medowe as it was Laid out by 
order of y" towne of huntingten bee it more or lese sittuate 
lying and beeing one fresh Pond necke Butting and bound- 
ing viz. that p. sell that y'' house stands one — the east end 
with y° Land of John Scidmore se"^: the north side by y® 
sound the west end south side with y'= hie way yt leads yt 
to Crab medowe the other Parcell of upland lying south 
ward from y^ dwelling house bounding east with a high 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 48/ 

waye that leadeth to Jonathan Lewice the south with the 
woods in comanige or hill allsoe six acers of medowe land 
bee it more or lese lying and beeing in y'' north east corner 
of Crab medowe Bounded one y^ west side with y*" medowe 
of John Scudemore sen"" the north with y'' way with in y*" 
beach y'' south with y*^ medow of Jonathan leuice or a 
creeke we say all our Rights tittle and intrest unto all and 
singular the afore said Comodations together with all 
housing out housing barne orchards, gardens, fences frmt 
trees that is standing or growing upon y"^ Premises or any 
part or Parcel their of which Right in the and to y® prem- 
ises was by an order of assizes booth Governer & counsell 
setled according to y* order by and with y'^ consent of y*' 
towne of huntington : wee say all our Right in and to the 
same to gether allsoe with all wayes watterings, watter 
courses comans, commons of Pastures surbery woods un- 
der woods unt the same belonging or in any wiseapertaing 
To have and to hould the said granted and bargoned 
premises and apurtenances unto the said Richard gildcr- 
sleefe his heairs exceutois administrators & asigneslor eyer, 
yeelding and Jjaing therefore his yeerly and anuall p'por- 
tion of what may belong to Goyermcnt of this Province, 
a nbl wee y*" afore said John gouldin and grace his wife 
with our heairs executors administrators and asignes doe 
covenant promise and grant too and with y' said Richard 
gildersleeve that y'' said John Gouldin and grace liis wife 
is and stans firmly seaised of a good sure & perfit estate in 
the Law of the said lands and medowe acording to y" or- 
der afore Resighted and doth further covenant Promise 
and grant y* all y*" Resighted p'mises is free and cleer from 
all other former bargans, grants, sales morgagcs leasses 
judgments exsecutions convaance or convanccs, dowries 
widdowe Rights tittels or intrest what soe ever and the 
said John gouldin and grace his wife doth further cove- 
nant promise & grant with theair heairs and asignes to and 
with the said Richard gildersleeve his heairs excecutors 



488 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

administrators and asignes that the saide John Gouldin and 
errace his wife their heairs excecutors adminestrators and 
asignes shall and will warant and defend y*" said granted 
p'mises with y" apurtenances from any maner of any just 
Right tittle claime or demand of any person or persons, 
claiming from by or under us or our heairs or from any 
other person or persons what soe ever in wittnes wheare 
of \vee have heer unto sett our hands and seals the day and 
yeer above written. 

John golden. 

the mark of 
GRACE X GOULDEN. 
signed sealled and de- 
livered in y" presence of us. 

tlic marke of 

Alles X Bayly 
Joseph Bayly. 

The subscribars John gouldin and grace apeared before 
mee this 24th of June 1687 and acknowleged this to bee 
their ackt and deed. 

Epenetus Platt. 
A True Coppy of y" origanall deed compared p. mee 
Isaac Platt, Reco' 

June y' 28"' 1687. 
{Deeds Vol. 1, pp. 233^.) 



[TOWN MEETING. JUDGE PALMER PUT OUT.] 

[1687, April 4.] 

Att a towne meeting Aprill y'' 4^*" 1687 Samuel Kicham 
was Legally chossen constable. 

The day above dated James Chichester sen"" John Kicham 
and Isaac Platt weare chossen comitieners 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. . 489 

Att y^ same time W Wood, Capt fleet and Thomas 
Powell was chossen to bee asistant to y'' three comitieners 
when desired by them. 

The day above datted John weeks was Legally chossen 
coleckter to gather all Ratts made in this town that is to 
say Countie Ratte and towne Ratte or Ratts and iMr 
Joenses fiftie pound a year. 

The day above datted Aprill y'' 4'^ 1687: it was voated 
and granted by y*^ generallitte of y*^ towne that Mr Eliphalet 
Jones shall have fiftie pounds a year dully and yearly Paid 
him in curant merchandable pay as it passeth from man to 
man amongst us and that all persons y* are Rattablc in this 
towne shall pay their due preportion of y*" same for their 
persons and estates. 

The day above written it was seriusly considered and 
voated y' Judge Pallmer shall not bee admitted as a 
pattentee in our pattent. 

The day above datted was granted to Phillip Udall and 
Jonathan Luise twentie acers of land to each of them 
between bread en chees hollow and crabmedowe hollow if 
it prove within our line thay have libartie to go to y*" east 
side of the hollow. 

the same day above datted was voated and granted to 
timothy Sender seven acars and a haulfe of land for devision 
Land lying about 20 Rods or polls from y" reer of his home 
Lott lying east from his home lotte. 

The same da}' above written was granted to Jonathan 
Scudder twentie acars of land lying one y' east side of 
y"^ hoge pond one y*^ cowe necke y' Leads to eattons neck 
beach. 

The same day above sd. was granted to Capttie Baily 
ten acars of land on y*" north side of stony brooke Path on 
y'' top of y^' hill. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 155. 



490 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING,] 

[1687, April 4.] 

Aprill the 4"' 1687 at a towne meetting- was granted to 
timothy Scudder fower acars and a haulfe of devission 
land The which Land was laid out acording to y** towns 
grant in the place specified Runing east and west fiftie 
Rod : the east end thirtie fowr Rod in breadth the west 
end twentie Rod in breadth : 

Laid out by Captt Joseph Bayly survaer. 
A True Record of what was given in to mee to Record. 

p mee Isaac Piatt 

Recor"" 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 74.) 

At a towne meeting Aprill y'' 4*'' 1687 their was granted to 
Samuell tittus ten acars of division land lying joining to 
timothy Conklins land y^ lyes on y" north side of Jonathan 
Senders. 

Aprill y" 4*'' 1687 : it was voated and consented to by 
y'' major Part of y*" towne that noe hogs or swine of any 
sort shall goe upon y'^ commons after y*" 19*'' of may next 
ensueing y'' datte heer of and who soever doth sufer any 
swine to goe att libertie upon y® comons after y^ day above 
datted after a second warning of them it shall bee lawful! 
for any person to kill them and who soever kills them 
shall bring them to y*" constable and y*" constable is to bee 
acountable to ye towne for them for what hee can make of 
them, butt if it bee a great acorne year people may have 
libertie to turne them out, to y" common after Indian corn 
is all gathered in : till crismus : it to bee understood y* y* 
libertie of turning swine on to y*" common after Indian 
corn is in is only for this present year and not for y® 
future. S. Arnold 

j. e. corain 
Epenetus Platt 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 157.) 



I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KKCORDS. 491 

[LANDS OF JOHN SCIDMORE, Jr.] 

[1687, April 14.] 

The bounds and Limits of a Peece of salt medowesould 
by John Golden of y'' fresh Pond husbandman unto John 
Skidmore Junior of the said ffresh Pond Husbanmanas fol- 
loweth, vict : The medowe of Edward Bunce one y'^ west. 
The beach and sound one the north. The medowe of Rich- 
ard Gilderslieve east. The maine creeke of Crab medowe 
Southly : Laid out and Posesion given by John goldin 
both by Turfe and twigg unto John Scidmore above said 
the 14th of Aprill 1687. 
In Wittnes of us A True Copp}^ of the 

SiMAN Lane origanall p mee 

1687 Isaac Piatt, Reco' 

Jonathan Luice Aprill y*" 28th 1687. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, li. 213.) 



""CONCERNING PATENT FROM GOV. DONGAN.] 

[1687.] 

queries about our Patent : 

1st. that y*" trustees may have Power to call y® free hold- 
ers togetheras thay shall see occation. 

2nd. that wee may hold our lands in free and common 
sossage acording to y*^ maner of east green wich in v' Coun- 
ty of kent within his ma*''' Realme of england and that y"' 
quit rent wee Pay bee in full of all rents or former received 
rents services acknowledgment & demands whatsoever 
as is worded in y*^ 3'' Pagge of y'' draught of the pattent. 

3d. Whither theire bee not grants with in the boimds of 
y'' Pattent unknown to us besides them to Bryants and 
Loyde. again 



492 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Whether the faillure of any Partickeler forfitt y'' Pattent 
or not. 

(File No. 5.) 



[LETTER OF ISAAC PLATT TO Mr. GRAHAM 
CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PATENT.] 

[1687, April 18.] 

Huntington Aprill 18*^ 1687. 
S' after Respeckts, presented these are according- to or- 
der and my promise when last with you : to send you word 
of som perticelers which wee desire should bee in our Pat- 
tent which are as follpweth ist : That we may have Liber- 
tie to disposse of our land according to our ushall way & 
method formerly pracktist in our towne and y' noe par- 
tickeler Persons in our towne or else wheare shall have 
libertie to Purchase any lands within our bounds or limmits 
of y*" Pattent with out y*" consent of y'' majoretie of y'= towne. 

nextly y* upon our taking of a generall pattent noe person 
or persons in y*" limits of it shall bee compeld to take any 
Pertickel Pattent or Pattents. 

nextly : That our towne and thay only shall have libertie 
to Purchase haulfe a mille northward of y old Indian Path 
y' lieth a long a gainst our meddows soe far as our med- 
dowe exstends east and west. 

nextly. that y*' three comissiners with y^ towns men yeerly 
chossen to carie one towne afairs may have libertie to call 
a towne meetting as acasion may Require. 

nextly 

that y*' Benifitt ot our Pattent shall bee to y'^ Pattenttees 
y* are to bee mentioned to them their asosiats their heairs, 
successors and asigns for our and for y" bounds of our 



HUXTINGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 493 

Pattent wee Refiir you to y'' old Pattent which I left with 
you and as for quitt Rent wee have all Redy signified in 
writting to yo'' worship. 

now sir our dependance is upon yo'' worship and h()j)s in 
you : y' 3'ou will doe ior us m y'' p'mises as if y cace ware 
yo*" owne and if you please to serve us with a Ruf draught 
of it y' wee may see it wee shall send up soan to have it 
confirmd and wee yo"" servants shall not for gett your kind- 
nes butt hope wee shall make honest satisfaction to yo"" 
worship for yc/ pains and care in y*-' premises not else att 
present butt Rest your humble servant in behaulfe of y° 
towne. 

Isaac Platt 
Towne Clarke. 
{File No. 6.) 



[THOMAS SCIDMORE'S LAND.] 

[1687, April 28.] 

Thomas scidmore 7 acers of Land Lying by y'' west side 
of a hoUowe that Leadeth to eatons necke with a Rocke in 
y*' entering of y*" hollowe. 

A true coppy of what Capt. Daily gave mee in writting 
to Record for Thomas Scidmore. 
April y'' 28'" 1687. 

p mee 

Isaac Platt, Rec"" 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 132 ) 



[LANDS OF PHILIP ^'UDALL" AND JONATHAN 

LEWIS.] 

[1687, April 29.] 
Wee whose names are under written have Land out for 



494 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



phillip udall* twentie acars of land ten acars in bred and 
cheese hoUowe, being fortie Rod square and ten acars at 
the end of crab medowe hoUowe neer a place called y*" hog 
pond fortie Rod square. 

Allsoe twentie acars to Jonathan Luice three acers on 
y** west side of his home Lott and seventeen acars in bred 
en cheese hoUowe on y'' south side of phillip Udall only a 
way of fowr Rod wide beetween phillip udalls land and 
Jonathan Luices land ; wee say the towns Rights of y" land 
above said : wee have laid out to y" persons afore said this 
2.<f' of Aprill 1687. 

Joseph Bayly 
Thomas Powell 
A true Record of what was given in to mee, 

Isaac Piatt, Reco"" 
(DeetZs, Vol. 1, p. 125.) 



[DEED. DAVID SCUDDER TO STEPHEN 
JARVIS.] 

[1687, May 23.] 

This Indenture made y^ 23'' day of may 1687 in y® third 
yeer of the Raine of our sov': Lord Jams the second king 
of great brittan f ranee & Irland ets cets and in y'^ yeer of 
our Lord Acording to the Computation off y'' Church of 
England one thousand six hundred eaightie six seven be- 
tween david scuder, of nessaquage River with in y*" Patt- 
ent of Huntington upon Long Island in y'' Countie of Suf- 
folke and Province of new yourke in americai husbanman 

[*I think Philip "Udall" came to Huntington from Flushing, 
as the name appears in the early records of that Town. He 
was not here long before the date of the above record. — C. 
R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 495 

and mary his wife of the one Partie and Stephen Jarvice 
Jueneir of )'" same towne countie and Province afore said 
husbanman of y'' other Partie : wittnesseth : that the said 
david sender and mary his wife for divers good causses 
and considerations us theire unto moving butt more espec- 
ially for and in y'" consideration of y'' sum of nine pounds 
in good Pasable Pay of this province in hand Reseved and 
Payed by Thomas higbee before y*^ ensealling and deliver- 
ing of these p^sents have bargoned allinated sould and con- 
firmed and by these p^sents from us our heairs execu- 
tors administrators and asignes doe alien bargon sel and 
confirme unto y*" afore said Stephen Jarvice his heairs 
executors administrators and asignes all that parcell of 
medow Land of ours sittuate lying and beeing on y'^ south 
side of y'^ Island one a necke of medow comonly called or 
knowne by y'' name of y*^ haulfe necke by estimation too 
acars bee it more or lesse : or y*^ haulfe proportion of that 
peece of medow lying on y'' east side the afore said haulfe 
necke y' was between my brother Jonathan Scuddcr and 
my selfe, butting and bounding as specified the north with 
y** woods in comonadge the west with y'' medowe of Samuel 
kicham the east by the Creeke to have and too hould the 
afore said granted medow land with what Rights or 
preveliges may in any waies belong unto y'' same free and 
firme unto said Stephen Jarvice his heairs executors ad- 
ministrators and asignes or as firme as can bee made by 
any deed or convancc what soe ever exsept it beey'' yeerly 
and anuall proportion of what may belong to the govern- 
ment of this province, and y' said david Scudder and mary 
his wife for our selves our heairs executors, administrators 
and asignes doe covenant promise and grant too aud with 
the said Stephen Jarvice that the said david scuddcr and 
mary his wife now is and stands firmly seised ot a sure and 
perfit estate in v' law of y"" afore said medow land before 
Resighted and hath good Right and lawfull authoritie to 
sell and convaye the same and y' aid david sender and 



496 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

mary his wife doth further Covenant promise and grant 
too and with the said Stephen Jarvice his heairs, executors 
administrators and asignes y' the afore said medow land is 
free from all other former bargens grants salles morgages 
leases Judgments executions convance or convances dow- 
ries widdowe Rights tittles or intrest what soever and 
y*^ said david Scudder and mary his wife dotlvfor our selves 
our heairs executors administrators and asignes further 
Covenant promise and grant too and with the said Stephen 
Jarvice his heairs and asignes that the said david scudder 
and mary his wife shall and will defend and warant the 
said granted p''mises frrm any maner of Just Right tittle 
claime or demand of any person or persons Claiming by 
from or under us or our heairs or from any person or per- 
sons what soever in wittnes wheare of wee have heer unto 
sett our hands and scales y'' day and yeer above written. 

DAVID 

The marke of X Scudder 

of 
The marke X scudder 

MARY 

signed sealled. and 
delivered in the presence of 
John kicham 

NaTHANILL WILLIAMS 

The with in mentioned indenture was acknowleged y^ 
day and yeer above written by the subscribers before mee. 

Epenetus Platt 

Whearas it is specified that the payment of nine pounds 
mentioned was Paid by thomas higbee which was in full 
for the meddow land purchased of david scudder as more 
att Large is specified by the within mentioned : 

I the said Thomas higbee doe acknowlege by these 
p^'sents to have Reseved of Stephen Jarvise Jun' the within 
purchaser the full and wholle sum with in mentioned to 
my content as wittnes my hand this 25*'' day of aprill in 



IIUNTIXCTOX TOWN RECORDS. 497 

y* third ycer of his iiiaties Raine and in y yecr otOur lord 

1687. 

signed antl Tlio. liiGHEE 

delivered in the 

presence of 

TlK). FFLEETT 

Edward iiigbee 

A True Coppy of y*" origanall deed Compared hv mee 

Isaac Piatt 

Reco' 
Septem'^ y*^ 27"' 1687. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 237-8.) 



[DEED. DAVID SCUDDER TO NATHANIEL 
WILLIAMS.] 

[1687, May 23.] 

This Indenture made the twentie third day of may in y*^ 
third yeer of the Raigne of our Sov'' Loi^d Jams the second 
King of great Brittan france and Irland Defender of y' faith 
et cef : and in y" yeer of our Lord Acording to }•' Compu- 
tation of y'' Church of england one thousand six hundred 
and eaiglitie seven. Betwene David Scudder ol nesaquage 
within the bounds of huntington upon Long Island with in 
y'' Coinitie of sutolke and Province of new yourke inamer- 
icai husbaiiman : and mary his wife of y one Partie and 
nathaniel Williams ot y** same towne, Countie and Province 
of y other Partie, Wittnesseth that the said David Scud- 
der & mary his wife for divers good causes and considera- 
tions us their unto moving but more espeeshally for & in 
consideration of a valliable sum in hand Reseved before the 
ensealling and delivering heer of have Bargonnedallinated 
sould and confirmed and by these presents Doe from us 
our heairs exsecutors administrators and asignes Doe allien 



498 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Bargon sell and confirme unto y*^ aforesaid Nathanell Wil- 
liams his heairs executors administrators and asignes : all 
y' parsell of medowe Land of ours sittuate lying and beeing 
one y'' south side of this Island one a neckc of meddow 
commonly called or knowne by y*" name of y' great necke 
or for a more cleer destinktion y'' haulf neck : Butting and 
bounding as specified one y"' east side with y'^ medowe of 
Richard williams y'^ south end with y"" sound the west side 
with y*" medow of Jonathan Scudder the north end with 
the woods in comonage : wee doe acknowledge all and 
sinofular that Parcell of medowe bounded as aforesaid wee 
have estranged from us our heairs exsecutors, administra- 
tors and asignes unto nathaniell Williams his heairs, execu- 
tors and asignes Too have and too hould for ever all and 
singular the afore granted p'mises yeelding and paying 
therefore his yeerly and anuall proportion of what may 
belong to y*^ goverment of this Province and wee y® said 
david Scudder and marv his wife for our selves our heairs 
exsecutors administrators and Asignes : Doe covenant 
promise and grant too and with y'' said Nathaniell williams 
afore said that v" said David Scudder & mary his wife now 
is and stands firmh' seaised of a sure and perfit estate in y'' 
Law of y'' said medowe land afore Resightcd and have good 
Right and LawfuU Athoritie too sell & convae y"" same and 
the said david scudder and mary his wife Doth further 
covenant ])roiniseand grant too and with y" said nathaniell 
williams his heairs executors administrators and asignes 
that the aforementioned medowe land : is free from all 
other former bargans grants saills morgages Leasses judg- 
ments executions convance or convances Dowries widow 
i-iights tittels or intrest what soe ever further more, the 
david scudder and mary his wife doth for our selves our 
heairs executors administrators and asignes doth covenant 
Promise and Grant : too and with y^ afore said Nathaniell 
Williams his heairs executors administrators and asignes. 
that the saide david scudder and mary his wife shall and 



■ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 499 

will warant and defend the afore granted p'"mises from any 
maner of just Rii^ht tittle claime or demand of any Person 
or persons claiming b}' from or under us or our heairs or 
from any Person or Persons what soe ever : in wittnes 
whear of wee have sett too our hands and seals y" day and 
yeer above written. 

of 
signed sealled and The markex DAVID 

ddl : in the p'sence of us Scudder 

John Kecham The markex mary 

Thomas Brush Scudder 

The within written Indenture was acknowledged by y' 
Subscribars the day and yeer above mentioned before mee, 

Epenetus Platt. 
A True Coppy of y'' origanall deed Compared p mee 

Isaac Platt Reco'. 
may y' 24^*" 1687. 

{Deeda, Vol l,pp. 227-8.) 



[TOWN MEETING. JUDGE PALMER IN AGAIN.] 

[1687, June 6.] 

At a town meeting June v"^ 6th 1687 
It was voated and consented too that Judge Pallmer shall 
bee taken in as trustee in our Patent with us only in Refer- 
ance to y'' soill Right of that Land betwixt operhoweseck 
and fresh pond the town Reserving to themselves their 
own Right of hearbige and medowe in y'^ afore said Land : 
not alltering any thing y* y'' govement hath done in 
Refarance to }' setlment of y*^ farmes upon that Land, 
allsoe y' Judge Pallmer shall not himsell or any ot his 
successors from b}' or under him by virtue heeroi lay any 
claime or have any intrest in our bounds westward of 
y^ bounds before mentioned namely opechowseck which is 
a small brooke Runing into y'' mill brooke. 



500 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

An exchang-e of Land between Samuell Ketcham and 
nathanill willams eight acars of Land which y*" sd Samuell 
Ketcham had in y'' west feild for twelve acars at y^ spring 
southward : 

The same day it was ordered y* y'' towns men may have 
libertie to make chose of home thay plese to give them 
advice in matters partaing to y'' pattent. 

[This part of a leaf was cut from a volume of Court 
Records forming old Book No. 3, and inserted here in the 
revision in the year 1873.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,pp. 152-4.) 



[DEED. MARY MILLER TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER.] 

[1687, July I.] [Abstract.] 

This Indenture made the first day of Jully 1687, betwene 
Mary Miller wife of Jonathan Miller and James Chichester 
Junr. Witnesseth said Mary Miller having power by her 
first husband's will, and in consideration of a considerable 
sum of money in hand paid have granted alinated barganed 
and sould and confirmed unto the said James Chichester 
Jun' his heirs, executors, administrators or assignes two 
acars of land lying on y'' north side of y*" aforesaid James 
Chichesters home lot joining to it frunting to y" highway 
and y'^ rear frunting to y" woods bounded on y*^ north by 
y*' land of John Teed with all rights & priveledges that 
doth at present belong to said land, with full covenant and 
warranty of title. In witnes whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and scale. 
Witness *""' ™^'''^ 

"'« """"^^ Mary x Miller 

NicKOLAs X Smith 

Sarah Smith 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5QI 

Acknowledged Feb. 25, 1689 before 

Ei'iiXETUS Platt Justice of the Peace. 
{Deeds, FoZ. 1,jj 303.) 



[JOSEPH WOOD AND NATHANIEL FOSTER 
EXCHANGE LAND.] 

[1687, July 26.] 

This Writting wittneseth that wee Joseph wood and 
Nathanicll foster sen"" both c^f Huntington have made an 
exchange of Land as foUoweth ; first I y'' said Joseph Wood 
doe bv these p^sents deliver and give posesion unto nathan- 
iell foster sen"" all my Right and tittle that 1 have in a tracte 
of Land Containeing lower acers more or lese togetlier with 
y'' grant 1 had of the towne of Running mv fence in to 
y" watter it lying one y'' east side of stone brooke harbor 

Secondly 1 the saide natlianiell foster sen' doe bv these 
p'"sents deliver and give possesion unto Joseph wood afore 
sd in exchange and leiu of the land afore said lower acars 
and a haulfe of land in tlie east fcild joyning to John wcekes 
one the east: by land of the said foster one y*" west butting 
one the south to land of Epenetus Platts and on y' north 
by the higheway as wittnes our hands this 26"' of y" 5 mo: 
called JuUy 1687. 

Thomas Powell Nathaniell eoster 

'"' Joseph wood 

Jonathan X miller 

111:1 rk 

A True Coppy of what was given in to mee to Record 
p mee Isaac Platt Rec(/ JuUy y"^ 27*'' 1687. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 230.) 



502 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND DIVISIONS IN THE EASTMOST NECK.] 

[1687, July 27.] 

A Record ol Captt fleetts meddowe upon y^ eastermost 
necke att south. 

The necke of meddowe by estimation fortie acars belong- 
ing to Captt Thomas ffleett : Joseph Wood, Samuell wood 
nathaniel ffoster & Edward Higbee all Containing ten Hun- 
dreds, each mans proportion lying and beeing as foUoweth : 
first Captt ffleett five Hundred or twentie acars which is 
y® one haulfe lying one y* east side the necke streching west 
ward from the creeke fivety twoo Rodd from thence south 
ward near the east side of a little swampe in y® meddowe 
with some bushes in it & soe Ranging to y** sound, the south 
and east bounds the sound & creeke as hie northward as 
the Indian Path. 

This Record is a true coppy as it is given in to mee. 

Isaac Piatt Reco' 
second. 

Joseph Wood six acars fifteen Rodd west ward from 
Capttin fleets line soe holding that breadth to y® sound. 

thirdly 

Samuell wood six acers fifteen Rodd westward from 
Joseph woods line soe holding that breadth to y* sound. 

fourth, 

Nathaniell foster and Edward higbee eaight acars and is 
twenty two Rodd from Samuell woods line west ward 
which Reaches y^ Creeke one y*' west side : which creekr 
is their west bounds their south bounds ye sound, theie 
north bounds butting to y'' woods, and so they doe all. 

A True Coppy of what was given in to mee to Record p 
mee 

Isaac Piatt, Reco" 
JuUy y^ 27'** 1687. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 233.) 



HUNTINGTON T(nVN RECORDS. 503 

[CHILDREN OF JONAS WOOD, Jr.] 

[1687, Aug. II.] 

Elizebeth wood the dafter of Jonas wood Jun' born in 
the month of february the 26 day the year 1668. 

phebee wood borne in the 14 of may in the yeer 167 1. 
martha wood borne in the month of Jenewary the 29 daye 
in the yeare 167I 

John wood borne the 15 day of aprill 1677 

Jeremiah wood borne the 18 day of agust ni the yeare 
1679. 

Jonas wood 3'*" son of Jonas wood Juner horn the 8 day 
of desember 1681. 

Timothy wood borne the 17 day of July in the vcare 1683. 
An wood dafter of Jonas wood Borne in the month of 
Augost y'' II day in 3-e yeare 1687. 
[Surveys, p. 158.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1687, Sept. 20.J 

At a towne meeting septem"" y" 20"' 1687 Mr Wood Tho: 
Powell cS: Isaac Piatt weare Legally chossen asessors for y" 
three haidf pence upon the pound ordered by the Gover"' 
and Counsell. 

The day above s'' was granted to James batte t wcntie acars 
of land y'' towns Right in it : adjoining to the south and 
west of his land not to predudise hie ways or wattering 
places for cattell. 

The day above sd. was granted to Jonathan Wood six 
acars of land upon y" east side of \'' path att y' liauJfe mile 
hill joining to y*" north side of sargent tittus land. 



504 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above sd was granted to John Scidmor Juner 
twentie acars of Land y^ towns Right in it in bredd en 
cheese hollow from y*^ path y^ leads to sunken medow to 
y" way that cattell goe over y^ swamp above phillip udalls 
not to prededece hie ways or watering places tor cattell. 

The day above written wasgrantted to Jonas wood Junor 
five acars of land adjoining to his owne in the south hol- 
low. 

The day above sd was granted to Jonathan Jarvise and 
Jonathan miller libertie to dige a wel upon y^ common. 

The dav above sd was granted toCaptt fleet and william 
broderton each of them twentie acars of land a pees 
between the fresh pond and Crabmedow thay to clear y* 
towne of all demands of Indians or any other as all that 
have grants of land in y'" towne bounds eastward of y'" mill 
are to doe though not exprest in y'' severall grants to 
them. 

The day above sd. was granted to Edward bunce fortie 
acars of land upon y*" south side of y" hog pond hee to 
have it as Captt fieet and all other farmers have. 

The same day abov sd. was granted to John Kisham four 
acars of land att the reer of his home Lott. 

The day above sd. was granted to nicolas Smith too acare 
of land joing to his land one y® west side y^ harbor. 

The day above sd was granted to John Teed live acare of 
Land at y" hed of y'' hollow that coms from y'' pipe staves 
in y'" east necke. 

The day a bove sd was granted to Stephen Jarvise junr. 
too acars of land east ward of y*" path joing into y*" east 
neck oposite to James Chichesters Sen"" 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 156) 

September y"^ 20"' 1687 at a towne meeting Capt thomas 
fleet, thomas Powell and Isaac Piatt were chossen to carie 
on all matters Relating to the finishing of their Pattent. 
(Toion Meetings, Vol. l,p. 150.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 505 

At a town meeting. 

September )-'' 20"' 1687 it was voated and granted that 
what parcels of medowe are at y'' harbor of either side 
shall be sold at an ont cr}- to y' hiest bider to defrav I'ub- 
licke charges y' is to say soe much of them as shall bee 
ajudged by men api)inted for y' purpose to be convenient 
to bee sou Id. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 157.) 



[RECORD OF LANDS OF DAVID .SCUDDER 
AND THOMAS SCIDMORE.J 

[168;, Sept. 26.] 

Septem^ y'^ 26''' 1687. 

A Record of y'' medowe of david sciidder att Crab 
mcdow a peece of medowe bounded one the east with 
y'' meadowe of Jonas Vallentine and the west side by 
Thomas scidmores medowe, Runing from y*^ beach to 
y'' maine creeke. 

A nother peece of medow of david scudders att Crab 
medowe bounded with Thomas scudders medowe one 
y"^ west side and b)' Thomas scidmores medowe one y'' east 
side, Riming from the upland to y'' maine Creeke. 

A Record of the medowe of thomas scidmore at Crab- 
medowe y" day above sd. Septem : y' 26"' 1687. 

A Peece of medow Runing from the beach to the maine 
Creeke boimded bv david senders medowe ol each side 
east and west: A neither peece of medow of Thomas Scid- 
mores upon y'^ south side of Crab medowe bounded by 
y'' medowe of Jams batte one y*' east side »S: by W medow 
of david scudder one the west. 

A True Record of what was given in to mee by y*" above 



5o6 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



sd. david scudder and Thomas scidmore the day and yeer 
a bove written. 

Isaac Piatt 

Reco'' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 235.) 



[A BILL OF ITEiMS OF CHARGES.] 



[1687, Oct. 5.] 

Huntingtons due from y*" Countie Octobar : y*^ 5'^ 1687 
An acount of what charge hath been expended about y® 

souldiers y' came with Cappt : seardam : att : 6'' : p. meall & 

2*^ p. nights Lodgin : 6'^ p. horse for one night : att their Re- 
turn these' y' brought backe the horses: for : 2 : nights and 

a day i^ for each horse Pastering and for a horse going 

neer to Hemsted with them prest for y^ servise 2'' : 

due to Captt Piatt upon y*" acount above men- 
tioned 

due to Leutt Jonas Wood 

due to Insighne Jonathan Scudder 

due to SargentTho : weeks 

due to John weeks 

due to Mr Jonas wood 

due to Isaac Piatt 

due to Thos. Whitson 

due to John Brush 

due to Joseph Wood 

due to nicolas smith 

due to Joseph Whittman 

due to Thos. brush 

due to Richard brush 

due to Samuell Wood . 

due to Robart kellam 

due to Saml. Kicham 



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HUXTINGTON TOWX 

the Constable demands for his truble 

due to Jams Smith 

duetoTho: Powell 

due to Abiell titus 

due to Sari^ent titus 

due to Captt. Joseph Bayly 

due to John Samis 
" " Tho : Scudder . 

John Samis his horse Prest to Southhould for 

Abraham Whitthaire 00 1 5 00 

John Samis and John Wickes Grand Juriemen 

att y'' last court of sessions . . . 02 14 00 

Octob' : y'' 20"' 1687 John Scidmore Jun' killed 

an old woolfe . . . . . . 01 10 00 

for a hue and cry sent to oysterbay by y*-' Con- 
stable, Sam' Kicham . . . . 00 02 06 

An old woolfe was kild y" Last yeer by Stephen Jarvise & 

Robart Cranfield which was given in to y'' Clarke by John 

Wickes then Constable : but y*^ Clarke falling sick it was 

omited and not sent to y'" Comittie y^ last yeer there fore 

ought to bee paid for this yeer.* 
{File No. 18.) 



[LAND SURVEYED TO EDWARD BUNCE.] 

[1687, Oct. 12.] 

A Record of Land Laid out for Edward Bunce by the 
Survaors of the towne as foUoweth. 

Laid out for Edward Bunce Acording to the towne 
grant the towne Right in fortie acars of land ling on the 

[*These charges probably arose out of a general training of 
militia. The "hue and cry sent to Oyster Bay" was probably 
for the capture of a runaway slave or servant, as the law then 
specially authorized it in such cases. — C. R. S. 



508 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

South side of the hoge pond Containing- eaightie eaight 
east and west and seventie too Rod north and southardly 
October y*" 12: 87. 

Joseph Bayly 
Thomas Powell 
A true Coppy of what was given in to mee to Record 
p mee Isaac Piatt 

Recor** 
{Deeds, Yol 1, p. 206) 



[ORDER OF COURT OF SESSIONS CONCERN- 
ING ASSESSMENTS.] 

[1687, Oct. 20.] 

to v'' Comissioners of the town of Huntington. 

At a Cowrte of sessions held at southold October the 
20"' 1687 : ord'ed that you send and Impower an Assessor 
out of your town to meet with the Rest of the Assessors 
of the County at y*" town of Southold upon the second 
wensday of November next : and to bring with him an 
au* of what charg of the County doth arise in your town 
then and thare with the Rest of the assessors to Assess the 
County for the Requisett Charges that shall come before 
them for the year past and bring with him a Lest of the 
estates of your town 

p Curiam John Howell Clerk. 
{File, No. 9.) 



[LETTER. MR JAS. GRAHAM TO TOWN 
CLERK OF HUNTINGTON.] 

[1687, Nov. 7.] 

N. Yorke Nov. 7 1687 
Mr Piatt 

This Bearer the Gvo*^ Steward goes on purpos 



HU NTIXGTOX TOWX RECORDS. 509 

upon the Island to provide Cattle for his excelleys servic, 
yen may doe well to accomedate him at a reasonable price, 
and it will be allowed yen per his excelb>' upon the acct. 
of yer Patent 

{File, No. 3 ; 



Yer Frind cS: truly 

Ja. Graham 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY TO JOHN GREEN.] 

[1687, December 18. J 

To all expian people to whome these p''sents shall come 
knowe yee : that I Joseph Bayly of the towne of Huntington 
upon Long Island in y'Countieof Suffolke and province of 
new yourke in Americai husbanman and allso his wife have 
demised granted allinated and made over unto John Green 
Ju"" of the towne Countie and province afore said all that 
house lott that y*" said Joseph bayly Bought of nicolas 
ellice that was estranged by John tinch sen' to y*" sd. ellice 
by a deed of giuft I say by these p''sents wee doe give grant 
and make over from us our heairs executors Adminstrators 
and assignes unto y*^ said John Green his heairs executors 
administrators and asignes too have and to hould for ever 
that Lott sittuatte lying and beeing in huntington the 
Land of John Green sen"^ one y'' north side the frunt the 
hie way that Leadeth to the harbor the south side the land 
of Edward Higbe with one hundred pound Right of 
Comanige there too : in Consideration of which y'" said 
John green Jun"" is to serve Joseph Bayly and alse his wife 
eaight yeers and a haulf trom the day of the datte heer of 
and att y^ end and exspiration of his time Acording to the 
tenor of his indenture : to enter posses and injoe the said 
Lott and a hundred pound Right of comanage with out 
Lett hinderance or mollestation (jf Joseph Bayly or allce 



5IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

his wife or any other person or persons claiming Right 
tittle or intrest by from or under them in wittnes wheare 
of wee have heer unto sett our hands and seals the eaigh- 
teen day of Desembar in y*^ third yeer of his maties Raine 
and in the yeer of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
eaigtie seven. 

Joseph Bayly 

of 

sig-ned sealed and delivered the MarkxALLCE 

in the presence of Bayly 

Thomas Higbee 
Steven Jarvice Jun' 

Januare y" lo"" i68| then apeered before mee the sub- 
scribars and acknowledged the above said Instrument to 
bee their ackt and deed. 

Epenetus Platt 

Justice Peace. 
Memorandam. I promise my aprentice time and land to 
plant a nurssarie for providing for an orchard for him 
y^ sd. aprentice and time to plant them within his time as 
wittnes my hand the day above mentioned. 

Joseph Bayly 
Januare y'' 23'' 1687 A True Coppy of y'^ originall deed 
of gift 

p mee Isaac Platt 

Reco"" 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 239.) 



[AGREEMENT BETWEEN JOHN ADAMS AND 
JONATHAN ROGERS.] 

[1687, Dec. 22.] 

decemb' y'^ 22*^ 1687 

These Presents witness an agreement beetween Jonathan 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 51I 

Rodgers and John Adams in Relation to y"^^ saw mill : That 
is to say if y"" towne and Jonathan Rodgers agree about 
new terms conserning y'' saw mill, then I John Adams doc 
in gage to Resigne up my Right in y^' say mill upon the 
terms following y^' sd. Jon" Rodgers to pay ten pound in 
pay as it passeth from man to man and y*' choise of 2 maires 
y* y® sd. Jonathan Rodgers hase Runing at y* south. 
Wittnes Isaac Platt 
Jonas platt 

Jonathan Rogers 
John Adams.* 
{File No. 14) 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY TO JONATHAN 
LEWIS.] 

[1688, Jan. 23.] 

This indenture made the twentie third day of Januare in 
the yeer of y'' Raine of our Sovr. &c and in the yeer of our 
Lord kc one thousand six hundred eaightic eaight nine be- 
tweene Joseph Bayly of ye towne of Huntington within ye 
Countie of Suffolk and province of new yourke in amcrica 
husbanman and alee his wife of theone partie and Jonathan 
Luice of the same towne Countie and province of y" other 
partie wittnesseth, That y' sd. Joseph baily iS: alee his wife 
for &:c and in y' consideration of the sum of fortie six 
pounds in curant passable paic in hand secured beefore the 
ensealling and delivering hcer of : Have Bargoned alinated 
sould and confirmed (S:c unto the afore sd. Jonathan Lewice 
all that mv twentie acars of upland sittuatc lying and bee- 
ing on a necke of land commonly called and knowne by 

[*As John Adams had been granted the right to build a saw- 
mill on the stream at Cold Spring, this record probably refers 
to it.— C. R. S.] 



512 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the name of fresh pond necke with in y*" bounds of hun- 
tington part ot the twentie acars to take up beeing not laid 
out nor the place nomenated, the Land Laid out and im- 
proved bounded east with y*" comon that joins to y*" fresh 
pond one the north and west with the Land of thomas 
scidmore one the south with a high way that parts phillip 
udalls lands and it : it beeing the upland of a haulfe farme 
and by denomination A hundred & fiftie Right acording to 
the custome of grants of land by the towne of huntington : 
and the towne of huntington was ordered to settle ten 
farmes betweene Cow harbour and nessaquage River by 
order of the governer and counsell at a Court of asize in 
y® goverment ot governer Lovelace, this afore sd. land be- 
ing part of one of these farmes together with one hundred 
and fiftie pound Right of comonidge with all Rights previ- 
lidges and apurtenances y' the towne of h-untington could 
confirme unto y" sd. apurtenances to have and to hold the 
sd. granted and barganed premises and apurtenances unto 
the sd. Jonathan Lewice his heirs &c forever only the sd. 
Jonathan Lewise is to cleare the Rite of comanidge if any 
truble doth arise there in, wee say all our Right title and 
intrest in and too the afore granted premises with all it 
apurtenanses as housing fenses lands devided or undevided 
that doe or shall in any wise belong or appertaine to 
y^ same to have hould occupie and injoe forever yeelding 
& paying therefore his anuall and yeerly proportion of 
what may belong to the goverment of this province and 
the sd. Joseph Baily and alee his wife doth for our heairs 
&c further covenant promise and grant too and with the 
sd. Jonathan Lewise his exsecutors &c that y" sd. haulfe 
farme of upland with all its Rights of comanige is free from 
all other former bargans grants &c what soever further- 
more the sd. Joseph Bayly and alee his wife for our selves 
our heairs exsecutors administrators and asignes promise 
and grant too and with the sd. Jonathan Lewice his heairs 
&c that at any time or times heareaf ter upon Request made 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 513 

the sd. Joseph Baiely and alec his wife shall and will bee 
Reddy to give all other and further seeiirities which he or 
his learned counsell in y'' law shall think htt and furthermore 
the sd. Joseph baily and allce his wife doth foi- our selves 
our heairs 6ic doe promise and grant too and with the sd. 
Jonathan Lewis his heairs cS:c to defend tiic sd granted 
prmises wnth their ajnirtenances exsej)t before exsepted 
from an}' maner of just Right, title, claime, or demand of 
any parson or persons claiming by from or under usor our 
heairs or from any person or persons what soever in witt- 
nes where of wee have to this p''sent Indentui^e sett to our 
hands and sealles the day and yeer above written, 
signed and Joshi'II Hailv 

delivered in the ""' '""'' '" 

presents of us ALLCKXB.viLY 

Natiianiell ffoster 

ZoPHAR Beech 

{Deeils, Vol. l,p. 2G0-1.; 



[DEED. EDWARD HIGBEE TO JOSEPH 
BAILEV.J 

[1688. Feb. 4.1 

This Indenture made y'' fourth day of fcbrawary in y' 
third yeer of the Raine &c and in ye yeer ol our Lord &c 
one thousand six hundred eighty eight nine. Betweene 
Edward Higbee of Horse necke alles queens Village upon 
Long Island within y*" queens countie and province of new 
yorke in america and Abigail his wife of y'' one partie and 
Joseph Bailly of y'^ towne of huntington upon Long Hand 
in y* countie of Suffolk and province afore sd. husbanman 
of y'' other partie : Wittnesseth, that y'' sd. Edward Higbee 
husbanman with Abigail his wife have fur divers good 
causes and considerations &c for & in y'' consideration of 
ye sum of thirtie pounds in good marchandable pay of this 



514 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

province as it. passeth among-st men, viz : winter wheat at 
five shillings p bushell and Indian corne at too shillings 
six pence p bushell beefe at two pence p pound Round, 
porke at three pence p pound or other pay answerable 
there unto. Have bargoned aliened sould and confirmed 
and by these prsents doe alien sell & confirme from us our 
heairs exsecutors administrators & asignes : unto y*" afore 
sd Joseph Bailv his heairs &c, all my home Lotte and or- 
chard with proffitt of enlargment as may be added their 
unto att y® Reare of y'' sd. lotte acording too any order or 
pracktice made observed or made use of in y" towne of 
huntington which lotte & orchard, sittuate lying and bee- 
mg in huntington afore said, Butting and boundmg as 
specified and described the east side with y*^ home lotte of 
thomas Whiston y*" frunt or south end next to hie way that 
Leadeth to y*" harbour y*' west and northwest side part 
with y" afore sd. hie way and y'^ other part with y*^ lott of 
the sd Joseph Daily made over to John green Jun'' y*" north 
or north east ends y'' woods in comanige together with 
what waves watterings, fences, hedges, woods underwoods, 
fruit trees, timbar with what profits and Revenews is upon 
the afore said orchard and lotte with what in largment as 
can bee added at y^ Reare or nore or nore east end thear 
of not prejudicing y*" hie wav : this afore said lott with all 
its Rights and previlidges was formerly in y'' tenure orocu- 
pation of John finch senior, and y** sd finch allinated to y^ 
sd Edward Higbe and y" comanage there of the sd edward 
higbee Reserveth to his owne proper use : only the lott & 
orchard with what profits and conveniences as afore men- 
tioned wee v" said edward higbee and abigall his wife 
have allinated and estranged from us our heairs executors 
administrators and asignes unto the afore sd. Joseph baily 
his heairs executors &c To have and to hould use, ocupie 
and injoe for ever firmly and freely or as firmly as can bee 
made by any deed or convance whatsoever: yeeilding and 
paying their fore his anuall proportion of what may bee 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 515 

long to y*' govermcnt of this province and wee y*" said 
edward higbce and abigall his wife doth for our selves our 
heairs executors administrators and asignes doth covenant 
promise cSl grant to and with the sd. Joseph Daily his 
heairs &c That y*" sd Edward Higbee with abigall his wife 
now is and stand firmly seized of a good sure &: perfitte es- 
tate in the law grantted and hath good Right & lawfull 
athoritie to sell and convae the same furthermore the sd. 
Edward higbee and abigall his wife doth for our selves 
our heairs &c doth covenant and promise too and with y" 
sd. Joseph baily his heirs &c that )''" sd. orchard and lotte 
is free of and from all other former Bargens grants, saills, 
morgadges &c or intrest what soe ever ; furthermore y"" sd 
edward higbee and abigall his wife doth for our selves our 
heairs &c covenant promise & grant too and with y' sd. 
Joseph his heairs &c that at any time hear after upon Re- 
quest made the sd Edward higbee and abigall his wife 
shall and will bee Reddy to give all other and further se- 
curitie as hee or his learned counsell in y*" Law shall thinke 
fitt : and the sd. edward higbee and abigall his wife doth 
for our selves our heairs executors administrators and 
asignes doe covenant promise and grant to and with y® sd 
Joseph Baily his heairs executors cSi;c that hee y'' sd edward 
hiffbee his heairs cSlc shall and will warant and defend the 
sd. grantted and barganed orchard and lott with its in- 
largements from any maner of just Right, tittle or claime 
or demand of any person or persons claiming by from or 
under us or our heairs or from any other person or per- 
sons what soever in wittnes wheare of wee have to this 
present Indenture set too our hands and scales 
signed sealled and ) Edward HiGBEE 

delivered in the j)re 
sence of 



( 



ZoriiAR Beeth 
Efenktus Platt 

{Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 278-9.) 



5l6 HUNTINGTON. TOWN RECORDS 

[DEED. RICHARD SMITH TO ROBERT 
ARTHUR.] 

[1688, March 17.] 

This writting witness-eth an Agreement beetwen Richard 
Smith, seneir and Robart Arthur both of Smith tovvne in 
Suffolk Countie ; first Richard shall deliver into y'' posession 
of Robart one hundred acers of Land one y® east side of 
the fresh pond unshemamuke, fower score poUe Long by 
the pond side and sixty pole by the cleft taking in all 
medowes marshes and swamps w^ithin that compase to the 
raaine Runn of watter y*^ Runs out of y® pond and in to 
y*^ pond and to take up y® Resedue of wood Land with in 
3 quarters of a mile of the same in a pcece Avhear Robart 
shall chuse it not intrenching on my daughters farme allsoe 
Richard is to build a house att his charge of 20 feet Long 
18 foot broad, 11 foot stood to be framed groun seled, 
Clabborded and shingled & 2 door casces this where 
Robart shall direct on y" sd. Land as allsoe Robart shall 
have libertie of comonidge for all sorts of creturs and 
timber for his owne uses and under brush : privelidge of 
fishing fowling and hunting to have and to hould to y" sd. 
Robart his heairs executors administrators and asignes 
for ever and wattering places on the west side nesequake 
River all which Richard Smith doth bind him selfe his 
heairs executors administrators and asignes for y^ sd. 
Robart arthurs quiet and peaceble enjoement clear from 
any morgage salle or forfiture whatsoever or any molesta- 
tion what soe ever from mee and my heairs and all clames 
whatsoever in case any thing nessesary to make this Legall 
bee wanting it shall bee suplyed by a Learned counsel att 
law by another deed. I Richard Smith with consent of 
my wife doe asigne y"" full contents of this bill to Robart 
arthor to have & to hould for ever. The house to be fin- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCOKDS, 517 

ished within a }-earc. March y' 17"' i68ij 

Witnes Richard Smuh 

Jonathan Smith Sarah Smuh 

John murwin herxmark 

Joseph A( erly 

Whereas Robart arthur was indebted to Richard Smith 
20"" due in novembar I doe aquitt and discharge from all 
debts dues and demands due before this day 

March y'' 17"' 168!^- Richard Smith 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, j). 245.) 



[RICHAI^D SMITH TO ROBERT AIn^TIUR.] 

[1688, March 24.] 

Memorandum the 24"' of March i68f Richard Smith did 
deliver season & posesion of thirtry acars of land 60 polls 
by the clift and 80 polle by the pond side unto Robart 
arthor in presence of John Jones and Thomas hulse and is 
in part of one hundred acars in y° bill one the other side 
and soe runing to y*^ runn y* runs into the pond and out of 
the pond which is the maine Run the bound marke south 
ward is a chesnutt tree and a pible stone bv it, and y*^ east 
bounds is a hamake of bay bushes and a rocke. 

Thomas hulse 

John Joens 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 245, B.) 



[DEED. JAMES BETTS TO JOHN INGERSOL.l 

t 

[1688, March 26.] 

This indenture made the twentie sixth Day of march in 
the third yeer of the Raine of our souv' Lord James y" 



5l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

second King of great brittan ffrance & Ireland defender of 
the faith et cef and in y^ yeare of our Lord acording too 
the Church of england one thousand six hundred eaightie 
eaisfht Between James Bets of Crab medow with in the 
bounds of Huntington upon Long Hand with in y'' Countie 
of Suffolk and province of new yourke in America husband- 
man of the one partie and John IngersoUe of the same 
towne Countie & province husbandman of the other partie 
wittnesseth that the sd. James Batte have and doe for divers 
good causes and considerations me there unto moving butt 
more especially for and in consideration of y^ sum of eaight 
pounds in hand Reseved before the ensealling and delivering 
hear of Have allinated barganed sould and made over from 
mee my heairs executors Administrators and asignes I say 
I doe by these p''sents Allen Bargan sell & make over from 
mee my heairs executors administrators and asignes all 
my Right title & intrest in & too a parcell or poynt of Land 
sittuate lying and beeing on a necke of Land comonly called 
or knowne by y^ name of Crabmeadow necke on y'^ nor 
west poynt there of which point of land is called & known 
by y® name of martens vinyard containg in quantetie seven 
acars & a haulfe bee it more or les butting and bounding 
nore and nore west with y^ sea east & south with the Land 
of John Inkersolle I say all my Right tittle & intrest in & 
too y*" same I have allinatted convaied wholy and clearly 
made over from mee my heairs executors administrators 
and asignes unto the aforesaid John IngersoUe his heairs 
executors administrators and asignes Too have and to 
hould for ever only y*' said John Ingersoll to pay y*" yeerly 
annuall parportion of what belongs to y^ goverment of this 
province : furthermore I y^ sd. James bets doth further 
covenant promise and grant too and withy'' aforesaid John 
Inkersolle his heairs executors administrators and asignes 
y* the afore mentioned Land & every part & parsell is and 
shall bee continoed cleare of and from all and all maner of 
former grants bargens salles morgages executions convance 



HUNTINGTON T<)^VN RECORDS. 519 

or convances widoe Right or any inconibrcncc what soe 
ever and I y'' said James bate my heairs executors achiiinis- 
trators and asignes doe further covenant promise ^ grant 
too and with the afore sd. John Ingersolle li is lieairs execu- 
tions administrators and asignes 3' the sd. James Batte liis 
heairs and successors shall and will from time too time and 
for ever heare after save harmlesand endemnitied the afore 
sd. John Ingersolle his heairs and succesers of and fi-om any 
person or person whoe may or shall Lay any Just claime 
Right title or interest unto y*' afore mentioned Land or any 
part or parsell there of in witnes wheare oi I have hear 
unto set my hand and sealle y'^ day and year above written. 

Jams Bets 
signed sealled and delivered 
in the Presence of 
Sam u ELL Ketch AM 
SymanLane. 

1688 
Aprill y'' thirtie apeared before mee Jams Batte and ac- 
knowledged the above sd. indenture to bee his ackt& deed. 

Epexetus Platt 
Justice peace. 
A True Coppy of y*" origanall deed compared by mee 

Isaac Platt 
Jully y'^ 19"^ 1688 Reco^ 

{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 243-4.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1688, April 2.] 

At a towne meeting Legally w\arned Aprill y 2' 1688. 
the day above s'' Abiel tittus was chossen Constable. 
the day above written Joseph whittman jdlm Samis and 
Isaac Platt weare Legally chossen commissinors. 



520' HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the day above written Joseph whittman was chossen to 
bee a sealler of Leather that is Putt to saile. 
the day above written John wood was chossen a gager of 
casks. 

the day above written Robert Kellam did propound to the 
towne for twentie acars of Land joing to his land upon y^ 
cove necke on y*^ west necke frunting east ward ty y^ har- 
bor it was granted y' noe other person should have it from 
him. 

the day above written was granted to Captt fleett Mr wood 
and Samuel wood to take up their division of Land seven 
acars and a haulf to a hundred whearethay shall see cause 
to doe it : not to hinder hie wayes & wattering Placees for 
Cattell : allsoe^ y** same grant is to all y' have not taken up 
acording to y® division mentioned. 

The day above s^ was granted to Richard Gildersleeve 
twentie too acars of land six or eight acars of it at the 
head of Claboard hollowe and y*" Remainder of it beetwixt 
william broderton and his owne Land facen against Crab 
medowe. 

The day above written was granted to thomas Scidmore 
twentie acars of Land in bred en cheese hollow joining to 
the north side of Phillip udalls Land and twentie acars 
more of land was granted the same day to thomas scid- 
more one the north- side of the hoge pond upon Crab- 
medowe necke. 

{Town Meetings, To/. 1, p. 159.) 



[DEED. EDWARD HIGBEE TO JOSEPH WOOD 
AND STEPHEN JARVIS.] 

[1688, April 4.] [Abstract.] 
This Indenture made the 4 of Aj)rille 1688 Betwene 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 52 1 

Edward Higbe and Joseph Wood & Stephen Jarves Jvin' 
Witnesseth that y'' sd. Edward Higby and abigall his wife 
for y'' Slime of ten pounds ciirant mony Hath given granted 
barganed sold Released & Confirmed unto y" sd. Joseph 
wood c^ Stephen Jarves their heyres cS: assignes forever, all 
his allotment share or pice of ui)land situate upon y"' east 
necke, bounded by y" high way & y"' land late in y*' tenure 
of James Chitester sen'' towards y*^ north east southest bv 
y'' land late in the occupation of thomas sender y*" march 
or medow and harbour south west & north west bv 
y*^ Land late in y° tenure of Stephen Jarves sen'' & contain- 
mg about twelve acers more or less, with all priveledges 
to have and to hold for ever. With full covenant & 
warranty of title. Signed & sealed 
Witness Edward 11r;he 

Thomas Powell 

Thomas Hiobee 

Acknowledged April 4, 1688. 

Andrew Gibb, Justice. 
(Deed.H, Vol. 1, pp. 348-9.) 



[DEED. EDWARD HIGBEE TO THOMAS 
HIGBEE.] 

[1688. April 1 7. J 

This Indenture made y'' seventeenth day of ai)rill in y*" 
fourth yeer of the Raigne of our soverein Lord Jams the 
second by the grace of god king of england Scotland 
ffrance cSl Ireland king defend"" of y'' faith tS:c. and in the 
yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred caighty 
and eaight Between Edward Higbee of queens village in 
queens countie upon Long Island in y^ province of new 
3'ourke in America yeoman of y'^ one part and Thomas 
Higbe of Huntington in y Countie of Suffolk u])on Long 



522 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Island afore saide yeoman of y** other part wittnesseth that 
y^ saide Edward Higbee and with y*" approbation & con- 
sent of abigall his wife testified her beeing a party by her 
sealling and dehvering of these p''sents for and in consid- 
eration of y'' sume of twent}' pounds currant mony of new 
yourke to them in hand paid by y'' sd. Thomas Higbee t'.e 
receipt where of thay doe here by acknowledg. them- 
selves and each of them to bee theire with fully satisfyed 
contented & paid and there of & of every part & parsell 
there of dothe by these p''sents aquit & discharge the sd. 
Thomas higbee his heairs executors and administrators: 
for ever Hath given granted barganed and sold allined, 
Released & confirmed & doe by these p''sents freely cleerly 
and absolutel}- give grant bargaine and sell allien Release 
& confirme unto y*" sd. Thomas higbee his heairs & asignes 
for ever all their share piece parsell or allotment of med- 
owe lying and beeing upon santepaug necke at y*" south 
side of Long Island within y*" town ship of huntington 
afore sd. being bounded by the upland & woods north 
w^ard y* medowes in y^ tenure of Capt. Epenetus Piatt 
east ward southward the bay or sound & by the medowe 
in y® occupation of Jonathan Rodgers west ward contain- 
ing eight acres more or lesse together with all the preve- 
leges & apurtenances their unto belonging or in any wise 
apertaining and all y'' estate, right, title, claime, property 
& hereditaments oi them y'- sd. Edward higbee & abigall 
his wife in & to the sd. medowe & all other y'' above 
granted p'mises To have and to hold the sd. trackt peice 
share and allotment of medowe and all other above bar- 
ganed p'^misses to him the sd. thomas higbee his heairs & 
asignes for ever to y'' only proper use benefitt & behoofe 
of him the sd. thomas higbee his heairs & asignes for ever 
and y*^ sd. Edward higbee doth hereby, covenant and 
grant to & with y*" sd. thomas Higbee y^ hee thesd. thomas 
higbee his heairs & asignes shall and may now and att all 
times heer after for ever quietly & peacably have hold oc- 



HUNTINGTUN TOWN RECORDS. 523 

cupy poses and injoc y^' sd. i)iecc or allotment of meddowe 
ground and all other afore mentioned p'mises as his & 
theire free estate of inheretenee in fee simple free & cleare 
cS: freely cS: elearly aquitted exonerated and discharged of 
cS: from all former & other guifts grants bargains sales 
morgages dowers entailes judgments executions Rents, 
taxes imposions or other titles or incumberances whatso- 
ever had made comitted or suffered to bee dune by the sd. 
Edward higbee at any time or times before y'' ensealling of 
these prsents & that y" sd. Edward higbee stands now at 
y"" time of ensealling heer of fully & freely seized and pos- 
sessed of y" sd. medowe & appurtenances as of his owne 
right of demesne in fee simple and y^ sd. Edward higbee 
and abigall his wife for them selves theire heairs executors 
administrators, or asignes doth hereby further covenant & 
promise to and with the sd. thomas higbee his heairs & 
asignes the sd. peice or allotment of medowe ground and 
apurtenances to the said Thomas higbee his heairs & 
asignes to warrant & defend against all persons claiming 
the same or part or parcell there of by from or under the 
sd. Edward higby his heires executors administrators or 
asignes or either of them or any other persone by & with 
the consent approbation or procurment of them or either 
of them as allsoe upon y" Reasnable Reqest & proper cost 
c*^ charges of y*" sd Thomas higbee his heairs or asignes to 
scale cS[ deliver any other oi- lormer deed or convaanxe for 
the confirming & sure making of y*^ sd. peice of medow tS: 
prmisses as y'' sd. thomas higbee his heairs cV asignes shall 
bee advised & procure to bee drawne by liis or their 
counsel learned in y'' Law In Witness wheare of y'' sd par- 
ties have here unto sett their hands cS: scales att huntington 
y"" day & yeer first a bove written. 

signed & delivered Edward hkibee 

in presence of. ""' '""' "' 

Jonas WOOD abigall iik;bee 

John gray. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 252-3.) 



524 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. ANDREW GIBB TO EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1688, Aprill 17.] 

To all Cristian People to whome these p''sents shall come 
Andrew Gibb of brooke haven in y^ countie of Suffolk 
upon Long Island sendeth Greetting Wheareas the sd 
andrew gibb by vertue of a judgment of Court obtained 
at a court of oyer and terming held at south hampton on 
the second Wednesday of novenber which was the second 
3'eer of our Lord the King that now is and in the yeer of 
our Lord one thousand six hundred eaghtie and six was by 
the sherif of y*" sd Countie putt in to quiet and peacable 
possesion of a sartaine orchard home Lott & other Lands & 
meddowes their unto belonging with in the township of 
huntington in y*" Countie afore sd. latte in the tennor & 
occupation of Edward Higbe. Now knowe yee that I, 
the sd. Andrew gibb for & in consideration of thirtie 
Pounds currant money of this Province to mee in hand 
Paid by Edward higbe of queens village in queenes countie 
upon Long Island yoeman the reseipt whereof I doe here 
by acknowledge and myselfe there with to be satisfied and 
contented have granted released quitt claimed &. confirmed 
& doe by these p'"sents grant release quitt claime & confirme 
unto y'' sd. Edward higbee his heaires & asignes for ever 
all my right tittle intrest & posesion in and toy' sd. orchaid 
and home lott & other lands & meadowes their unto be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining To have <S: to hold to 
him y'' sd. Edward higbee his heairs & assignes for ever to 
the only proper use benifitt & behoofe of him y" sd. Edward 
higbee his heairs & asignes for ever In wittness whereof I 
the sd. andrew Gibb have here unto sett my hand & fixed 
my scale att Huntington y'' seventeeth day of Aprill in 
y*^ fourth yeare of y'' Raigne of our soveraine Lord James 
y* second King of England &c ano : dom : 1688. 

Andrew Gibb 



HUNTINGTON TuWN RECORDS. 525 

sealled ^ delivered 1688. 

in p^sents of 

John (;rav 

Thomas Higbee 

A True coppy of the origanall Releacm" Aprill y* 
19"' 1688. 

]) mee Isaac Flatt, Rcc'' 
(Deeds, Vol 1. p. 240 ) 



[TITUS, LEWIS AND KETCHAM FAMILY 
RECORDS.] 

[1688, May I.] 

Mary tittus y'' eldest daughter of Abiell tittus was borne 
y® 12 of march in y" yeer i6I| 

Rebecka tittus y*" 2'' daughter of abiell titus was borne y" 2 1*' 
day of ocktobar in y'' yeer 1676 

Abiell tittus y'' eldest sonn of abiel tittus was borne the 15"* 
of march in y'' 3-eer i6yJ,-j 

Henry tittus sonn of abiell tittus was borne the 6"' of march 
in y^ yeer of our Lord i6|^ 

John tittus sonn of Abiell tittus was borne the 9"' Aprill in 
y^ yeer 1684. 

Hester kicham daughter of Samucll kecham was borne the 
4"' of JuUy in y'' yeer 1687. 

sibbill Luice daughter of Jonathan luice was borne in the 
yeer of our Lord upon v' 20"' day of October 1685. 

Jonathan Luice sonn of Jonathan Luice was borne y'' first 
day of may in y*" yeer of our lord 1688. 
(Survey, p. 154.) 



526 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LEVY OF TAXES BY GOVERNOR DONGAN 
AND COUNCIL.] 

[1688, probable da'te.] 

A Bill (or y" Raising one haulf peny per pound of all 
persons estates : Reall and personall throughout y"' Province. 

Bee it Inackted and it is heer by Inackted, established 
and ordained by his Exelency y'' gover'. by and with the 
advise and consent of his majies Counsell for this province 
of new yorke y^ for y"" suport of the goverment of his 
maji'*^ sd. province at or before y'' first day of may next en- 
suing a forsaid Ratte or tax of one haulfe peny in y*" pound 
upon }''= estats Reall & personal of all and singular y" free 
houlders & inhabitants of this his ma''"' Province shall bee 
Imposed and asessed Raised and Levied and }•' for y" due 
and more Regular assesing and Leving y' Ratte or tax a 
fore sd. the asesors for y' time being of all and every y^ 
Sities, towns maners & liberties Respecktively within this 
provinse who are or shall bee for y'" asesing y*" Publick 
charge of oath Respecktive, sitty, towne or maner & Liber- 
ty afore sd : having first taken oath before any his ma"" 
Justisces of y*" pease, well truUy, and equally to asesse all 
and every y^ free holders and Inhabitants within their lib- 
erty and heerby Required and by vertue of this ackt are & 
shall bee sufficiently authorized and empowered at or before 
y'^ first day of Septembar to assemble and meet to gether 
at such place as to them shall bee thought convenient and 
then and their shall well truly and equally acording to their 
severall estats Ratte and asess y'' free holders and inhabi- 
tants of y'' sd. Citties, towns maners & Liberties for the 
which thay are assesers Respecktively and that such Ratte 
& asesment soe made and assessed in maner afore s''- shall 
bee forth with delivered by y*" sd. asessers to 3^*^ coleckter 
for y*" time being of each Citty, towne, maner and liberty 
afore sd. by him to bee coleckted levied & Reseved acord- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 527 

ing to such Ratte and assessment so to him delivered as 
afore sd. whoe for his trouble and Pams in lcvein<^ and 
coleckting y*" same shall take and Reseive twelve pence in 
}•' pound for all and every such sum and sums of mony 
soe by him to bee coleckted in manor a fore s''. which s'' 
sum or sums of mony soe by him Coleckted and Reseved 
shall all with possible speed y' is to say within five months 
at furthest after such Ratte or asessmcnt shall come to his 
hands bee paid to y*' sheriffe for the time being- of everv 
the Countie whare such Citty towne, maner or Libertie 
shall bee or ly and to bee transmitted to new Yourke to 
his ma"*^^ Coleckter and Recever of his Revenue their as 
such offlcer or of^cers as shall by his exclency y'' gov'"''"" bee 
Impowered to Reseve the same at or before y*" s'^ first day 
of may now next Insuing who shall bee alowcd all his 
charges and disbursments hee shall exspend for all such 
sum or sums of mony soe by him transmited as afore sd. 
and be it further enacted by the athoritie afore sd. that the 
produce of y° Countee shall bee taken and Reseved by 
y Coleckters and sheriffs herein before named for coleck- 
ting Reseving or transmiting the s'' Ratte or tax att y'' prises 
heerin after exprest y' is to say good sweet marchandable 
wheat at y and Indian corne at i^ and six pens p bushell 
good marchantable porke att 2"^ 2® p barill and beef att one 
pound 4' p barrell and not other wise : and further bee it 
inackted ordained by the authority afore sd. y*^ if any Per- 
son or persons within this province whoe shall bee ascsed 
and Ratted in maner before exprest shall negleckt and Re- 
fuse to pav and satisfie and Pay y*^ severall and Respecktive 
sums of mony hee oi" thav shall bee soe I-iatted and assessed 
upi)on y^ exspiration of tourteen davs alter and demand 
their of made it shall and may bee lawful for every such 
Coleckter by warant from any too of his map"'" Justisces 
of y'^ peace of y^ Countie wheare any such person or persons 
shall hapen to Reside or such estate shall lye who by ver- 
tue of this ackt have powr to grant such warant to levy 



528 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

)"-' same by distres and sale of such defaulters goods and 
chattells, Resurving y'" over plus y*^ charge and exspence of 
such disstres and salle being first deducted to the owners 
of such goods & chattls if any such over pluss happen to 
bee : and further bee it enackted and ordained by the 
athoritie afore sd. that if any of the persons in this ackt 
mentiond for y*^ Ratting, assessing Coleckting Reseving, 
paying and transmiting y" sum or sums of mony Ratte or 
tax heer in before exprest to bee aassesed, Ratted and taxed 
shall delay negleckt, Refuse or deny to doe, performe ex- 
SGcute and full fill y® severall and Respective duties and 
ackts heer in before mentioned and exspresed to bee dune, 
performed, exsecuted and full filled and theirof shall Law- 
fully bee convickted before any of his maj"''\ Courts of 
Record within this province who by vertue of this ackt 
have and shall have power and athoritie to heer try and de- 
termine v'" some hee or they shall sufer such paine by fine 
and Imprisonment as by the disscretion of any of y*^ Jus- 
tises of any of y*^ sd. Courts shall be adjudged: Provided 
allways y*^ this ackt nor any clause or thing therein con- 
tained shall loos force valliddittie or efeckt in y*^ law butt 
only untill y*^ first day of may which will bee in y*" yeer of 
our lord one thousand six hundred eaighty and nine any 
thing in this ackt contained to y*^ contrary heer of not with 
standing. 

Tho : DONGAN 
Nico Byard 
ffredrick ffillips 
Antho : Brokholls 
Je Courtland 

J. Bakhor 
By Counsel and 
of his excelency 

Js. Swinton. 
(FileNo.20.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 529 

[DEED. JOHN BETTS TO JEREMIAH ADAMS.] 

[1688, June 1 8. J 

This in Denture made y'' eaighteene dav of June in the 
third yeer of the Raine of our Sov' Lord James the second 
King of Great Brittan france and Irland, defender of the 
faith etc & in y'' yeer of our lord acording to y c()mi)uta- 
tion of y*' Church of England one thousand six hundred 
eaighttie eaight: Between John beets of y'' towne of Hun- 
tington with in y"" countie of Suffolk and province of New 
yourke in America husbandman and abigall his wife of 
y"' on partie and Jeremiah Adams of the same towne 
countie and province husbanman of y"' other partie Wit- 
nesseth that y*" saide John Beets and Abigail his wife have 
for divers good causes and considerations us there unto 
moving buv more especially for and in y'' consideration of 
the sum of three score pounds in hand secured before the 
ensealling and delivering heer of of passable pav of the 
province, have Bargoned Allinated sould and confirmed 
and by these p'^sents from us our heairs executors Adminis- 
trators and assigncs doe alien Bargen sell and confirme 
unto the afore said Jeremiah adams his heairs executors 
administrators and asignes all our Right tittle and mtrest 
in and too part of a farme sittuate Lying and beeing one a 
necke of Land Comonly called or knowne by the name of 
Crab medowe necke with all the Rights of medowe land 
y* doth belong or apertaine to y*" same as allsoe six acers 
of up land that was exchanged with thomas Scudder by 
Jacob walker which exchange was that Jacob walker 
should take the sd. six acars att crabmedow out of v*" sd. 
thomas scuders Right of Land : wee saie all our Right 
tittle and intrest unto all y" afore mentioned lands and 
medowe with all Rights and previliges that doe in any wise 
to the same or any Right or intrest that might or could 
belong to our heires bee it by what kind or nature soe ever, 



530 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

wee sale all the afore mentioned lands and medowes to 
j^-ether with all housing out housing orchards, gardens, 
pastures, fences that is upon an}- part or parsel of y' land 
situate ^nd being one Crabmedowe necke as afore sd 
Butting and bounding the Land of edward bunce one 
v" west side the land of John Ingersoll one y*" nore east the 
norwest the woods in comanidge the south east the hie way: 
wee saie all the afore named lands and medows with all its 
Rights and previlidges wee have fully and freely or as 
fully and freely as possably can bee made over by any deed 
or convance what soe ever from us our heairs executors 
administrators & assignes unto the afore mentioned Jere- 
miah adams his heires executors administrators and asignes 
too have and to hould for ever the sd. bargoned and 
granted p'mises with its apurtinances yeelding and paing 
y'^ anuall p. portion of what belongs to the government of 
this province and the sd. John Beets and abigall his wife 
for our selves our heairs, executors administrators and 
asigenes Doe covenant promise and grant too and with 
y'^ sd. Jeremiah Adams his heairs executors administrators 
and asigens that y*^ said John Beets and abigall his wife 
now is and stands firmly seaized of a good sure and perfitt 
estate in y*" law of all the afore mentioned Lands and med- 
ows and hath good Right and lawfull authoritie to sell and 
convae the same and allsoe doth further covenant that 
y* sd lands and medowe and every part and parsil thereof 
is free and clear of and from all former bargons grants 
sales morgages, leasses. Judgments executions convaance 
or convances, doweries, widow rights, tittles or intrest 
what soe ever all soe I y*' said Jeremiah Adams doe cove- 
nant promise and grant that I my executors administrators 
or asignes shall from time to time and at all times cleer 
and pay all just demands for y^ soyle Rights of the afore 
mentioned premises as is more at large exprest in hunting- 
tons oblygation to all those said farmes wheare by the 
afore said John beets nor his sucksessors bee not endemni- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 53 1 

fied ffurthermore wee the said John beets and Abigail his 
wife doth further Covenant promise and grant that wee 
our hcairs executors administrators and asignes will save 
harmeless and endemnified the sd. Jeremiah adams his 
heairs executors administrators and asignes of and from 
any person or persons that shall lay any just claime to any 
Right tittle or intrest to the towne of huntingtons grant to 
y*" whole farmers as at large is exprest in their covenant in 
wittnes whereof wee have sett too our hands and seals to 
this present indenture. 

signed, sealed JOHN beets 

and delivered in ^^^ ">•""'' "' 

the presents of abigallxbetts 

Thomas tailor 

Joseph Bayly 

The scubscribars have acknowledged y*" above sd. to bee 
their act, and deed before mee this 18"^ of June 

Epexetus Platt 
Justice of y" peace. 

A True coppy of the origanall deed compaired y"' 17"' of 
Jully 1688 

p mee Isaac Platt, Reco*" 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 241-2.) 



[DEED. RICHARD SMITH TO JONATHAN 
LEWIS.] 

[1688, Ang. I.] 

Whearas The towne of Huntington hath given Jonathan 
Luice seventeen acars of Land in bred an cheese hoUowe 
y^ which is claimed by Richard Smith of Smithtowne sen' 
These prsents wittnes that 1 y'^ said Richard Smith doe 
make over all my Right tittle and claime to y said land 



532 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

from mee & my heairs unto y® sd. Jonathan Luice to have 
and to hold to him his heairs or asignes for ever and have 
Reseved content ffuUy for y*" same to my content, witnes 
my hand & scale this first of August 1688. 
signed Sealed de- Richard Smith 

livered in presence 
of : William ffancy 
his X mark 
Maryx Arthor 

her mark 

A true Coppy of y® origanall compared by mee this 12'^'' 
of Septem"" 1688 

Isaac Piatt Rec^ 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 125.; 



[THE DONGAN CHARTER.*] 

[1688, Aug. 2.] 

The People of the State of New York by the Grace of 
God free and independent, To all to whom these presents 
shall come, Greeting : Know y"" that we, having inspected 
the records remaining in our Secretary's Office do find 

[*Though clothed in a mass of veribage, much of which, 
under a change of government, has become in a measure obso- 
lete, the Dongan charter was an important paper to the town. 
It confirmed the title acquired under the Nichol's grant of 1666, 
giving the same boundaries. Those who occupied lands under 
former grants by the town were to hold them. Lands not 
granted by the town to individuals were to be held in common. 
The town was erected into a public municipal corporation, in- 
vested with all the rights of a township; nine trustees were 
named who were to hold title to the town's common lands and 
were given power to manage and convey the same. The town 
was to pay the Governor annually twenty shillings quit-rent, 
and a sum was exacted by him for the grant of the charter, 
which was afterwards the subject of much contention. This is 
the beginning of the office of Town trustees, none having pre- 
viously existed and no proceedings of trustees are found in 
this book.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 533 

there recorded in Lib. Pat. 6, page 360, certain Letters 
Patent in the words and figures followini^, to wit : Record- 
ed for the Towne of llnntington, Thomas Don<^an, Capt, 
Generall and Govcrnour-in-Chief of New Yorke and Ter- 
ritories depending- thereon, in America under his most 
sacred ISLijesty, James y'' second, by y'" Grace of God 
King- of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender 
of y'^ faith, and to all to whom these presents shall come, 
sendeth Greeting : 

Whereas Richard Nicolls, Esqr., Governor-Gcnerall 
under his then Ro3'all Highness James, Duke of Yorke 
and Albany, etc., now his present Majesty of all his Terri- 
toryes in America, did by a certain writing or patent 
under his hand and scale bearing date y'" thirtyeth day of 
November, in y" eighteenth yeare of the reigne of ye late 
Soveraign, Lord Charles y" second, etc., of biassed mem- 
ory, etc., in y'' 3'ear of our Lord God Sixteene hundred 
sixtA'-six, by virtue of y com'", and authority unto him 
given by his s'd then Royall Highness now his piesent 
Majestic as alT'd, I ratifie, confirme and grant unto Jonas 
Wood, William Leveradge, Robart Seel\-, John Kclcham, 
Thomas Scidmore, Isaac I'latt, Thomas Joans, and Thomas 
Weeckes, as Patentees in ye behalfe of themselves and 
their associates, the Freeholders and Inhabitants of y" 
Towne of Huntinton, scituate, lying and being within this 
Governm'nt upon Long Island in the County of Suffolk, 
now in the Teiuioure and occupation of severall Free- 
holders and Inhabitants there residing, who having there- 
tofore made lawfuU purchase of the lands thereunto be- 
longing, have likewise manured and improved a consider- 
able part thereof and settled a competent number of fami- 
lys thereupon all yMands y't already had been or there- 
after should be purchased for and on the behalfe of y" s'd 
Town of Huntington, whether from the Natives Proprie- 
tors or others within y'" Limitts and Bounds herein ex- 
pressed ; that is from a certain river creek on y' \\ est 



534 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

commonly called b}' the Indians by y^ name of Nackqua- 
tack and by the English the Cold Spring, to stretch east- 
ward to Nesaquas River, on the North to be bounded by 
y* Sound, runing betwixt Long Island and y® Maine, and 
on y'' South by the Sea, including therein nine severall 
Necks of meadow ground, which tract of Land, together 
with y^ said Nine Necks thereunto belonging within y® 
bounds and Limitts afores'd, and all or any Plantations 
thereupon, are to belong to the said Towne of Huntington 
as allsoe all Havens Harbours, Creeks, Quarries, Wood- 
lands, Meadows, Pastures, Marsh's, Lakes, Fishing, Hawk- 
ing, hunting and fowleing and all other proffits, Commod- 
itiys, Emoluments and Hereditamts to y*^ said land and 
premises, y*^ Limits and Bounds aforementioned, described 
belonging or in anywise appertaining, to have and to hold 
all and singular, ye said Lands and Necks of Lands, Here- 
ditam'ts and premissess with their and every of their ap- 
purtenances and every part and parcell thereof to ye said 
patentees and their associates, their Heires, Successors 
and Assigns forever and did likewise thereby confirme and 
Grant unto y® sd Patentees and theire associates, their 
heires Successors and Assigns all ye privledges belonging 
to any Towne within this Governm't and y* y*^ place of 
their present Habitation should continue and retaine y^ 
name of Huntington, bv wch name it should be disting- 
uished and knowne in all Bargains and Sales Deeds, 
Records and writeings, they y* said patentees and their 
Associates, their Heires, Successors and Assignes render- 
ing and paying such Dutyes and Acknowledgments as 
then were or thereafter should be constituted and estab- 
lished by y" Lawes oi this CoUony under y® obedience of 
his Royall Highness his Heires and Successors, as by ye 
said patent entered and recorded in ye Secretarys Ofifice 
att New Yorke, relation being thereunto had, may more 
fully and att large appeare, and whereas y^ free holders of 
y^ said Towne of Huntington have made application unto 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KIXORDS. 535 

mee y' I would Grant and Confirmc y" premises by Patent 
under y'" Seale of y*" province to them their Heires and 
Assigns torever : Now know yee y't I, ye said Thomas 
Dongan, by virtue of ye power and authority to mee de- 
rived from his most sacred majestic affores'd in pursuance 
of the same for and in consideration of y^" Quitt rent here- 
inafter reseived and other good and lawful! considerations 
mee thereunto moving have Given, Granted, Ratified and 
Confirmed, and by these presents doe Give, Grant, Ratify, 
and Confirme unto Thomas Fleet, Senior, Epenetus Piatt, 
Jonas Wood Senior, James Chichester Senior, Joseph 
Daily, Thomas Powell Senior, John Joan, Isaac Piatt, and 
Thomas , Freeholders and Inhabitants of Hun- 
tington, herein erected and made one Body Corporate 
and publique and willed and determined to be called by 
y" name of y'' Trustees of y Freeholders and Comonaltv 
of y*" Towne of Huntington and their successors, all ye 
above recited Tracts of Land within ye Limitts and 
Boinids aforesaid, together with all and singidar ye 
Houses, Messuages, Tenements, Buildings, Mills, Mill- 
dams, fencing, enclosures, Gardens, Orchards, fields, pas- 
tures, woods, underwoods, trees, timbers, feedings and 
Common of pasture, meadows, marshes, swamps, plaines, 
Rivers, Rivoletts, waters, Lakes, Ponds, Brooks, Streams, 
Beaches, Quarries, Creekes, Harbours, Highways, and 
Easments, fishing, hawking, hunting, and fouling, mines, 
mineralls (silver and gold mines excepted) and all fran- 
chises, proffits, commoditves and Hereditaments whatso- 
ever to y*' said Tracts of Lands and premises belonging or 
in any wise appertaining or therewithal! used, acce{)ted, 
reputed or taken to belong or in any wise appertaine to all 
intents and purposes and constructions whatsoever, as 
alsoe all and singular y" rents, arrearages oi rents, issues 
and protifits of y" said Tract of Land and Premises hereto- 
fore due and payable : to have and to hold all and singular 
ye before cited Tract of Land and premises within y' 



536 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bounds and limits afforementioned, with their and every of 
theire appurtenances unto y*" said Thomas Ffeet senior, 
Epenetus Piatt, Jonas Wood senior, James Chichester 
senior, Thomas Powell, senior, Joseph Baily, Thomas 

, John Samnes and Isaac Piatt, Trustees of y*" 

Freeholders and Comonalty of y*" Towne of Huntington 
and their Successors forever to and for y'' severall and 
respective uses following and to noe other uses, intents 
and purposes whatsoever, that is to say as for and concern- 
ing all and singular ye severall and respective parcell of 
Land and Meadows, part of y^ granted premises in any 
wayes taken up and appropriated eighter by Pattent under 
ye hand of any of his Majestys Governors in this Province 
and sealed with y*^ scale thereof or by perticular divisions 
and allotments before y*" day of y'' date hereof unto y^ 
severall and respective present Freeholders or Inhabitants 
of y*^ said Towne of Huntingtown by vertue of y'^ before 
recited Deed or Patent to y*" use and behoofe of y'^ said 
Freeholders and Inhabitants respectively and to their sev- 
erall and respective Heires and Assigns forever and as for 
and concerning all and every such parcell or parcells, 
Tract, or Tracts of Land, remainder of y*^ granted prem- 
ises, not taken upp or appropriated to any perticular per- 
son or persons by vertue of y'' before recited Deed or 
patent, to y'' use and behoofe of y" present Freeholders 
and Inhabitants and their Heires, Successors, and assigns 
forever in proportion to their severall and respective set- 
tlements. Divisions and allotments as Tenants in common 
without any manner of Lett, Hinderance, or Molestation 
to be had or reserved upon pretence of joynt Tennancy or 
survivorshipp, anything contained to y° contrary in any- 
wise notwithstandin, alwaies, saveing to his most sacred 
Majestic aforesaid, his Heires and successors, ye several 
rents and Quitt-rents reserved, due and payable from sev- 
erall persons inhabiting within y'' Limitts and Bounds 
afforesaid by vertue of former Grants to them made, and. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 537 

Given and alsoe saveing to his most sacred majestic afore- 
said, his Heirs and Successors, all ye Necks of Land y' lye 
to the South within y'' limitts and Bounds aforesaid, and 
ye Lands to y^ Northward of y" same, y' remaines unpur- 
chased from y"" Native Indians, anythinj^ contained herein- 
toye contrary in any wayes not withstandin<^ to bee lu)lden 
of his said majcstys, his Heires and Successors, in free 
and common soccag-e according- to ye manner of East 
Greenwich in ye County of Kent, within his Majesties 
Realme of England, yielding rendering and paying there- 
fore yearly and every yeare from henceforth to our Sover- 
aigne Lord ye King, his Heires & Successors or to such 
ofificer or officers as shall be appointed to receive ye same, 
one Lamb or five shillings lent money of this province up- 
on ye five and twentyeth day of March att New Yorke, 
in full of all rents or former reserved rents, services, ac- 
knowledgements and demands whatsoever, and further by 
vertue of ye power and authority to mee the said Thomas 
Dongan, Given as aforesaid, and in persueance of y'' same, 
and for ve reasons and considerations above recited I have 
Willed, determined, declared and granted, by these pre- 
sents, due, will Determine, Declare and Grant y* y'' said 
Inhabitants and Freeholders y" freemen of Huntingtown 
afforesaid, comonly called by y*" name of y" freeholders 
and Inhabitants of y" Towne of Huntington, or by what- 
soever Name or names they are called or named, and their 
Heires and Successors forever henceforward are and shall 
be one Body corporate and Politique in Deed ar.d Name 
by y" name of v" Trustees of y'' Freeholders and Com- 
monalvtv of y*" Towne of Huntingtown one Body Corpor- 
ate and Politique in Deed and Name, I have realy and 
fully for his said Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, erected 
and made Ordained, Constituted and Declared by these 
presents, and y' by y" same name they have succession 
forever, and y' they and their Successors by y'' Name of 
y*' Trustees of y" Freeholders and Commonallity of y' 



538 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Towne of Huntingtown be and shall be forever in future 
times persons able and capable in Law to have, perceive 
and receive and possess not only all and singular y® prem- 
ises, but other meassuages, Lands, Tenements, priviledges, 
Jurisdictions, Franchizes and Hereditament of whatsoever 
kind or species they shall be, to them and their Successors 
in fee forever or for y'' tenure ot a Yeare or Yeares or 
otherwise whatsoever manner itt bee, and also Goods, 
Chatties and all other things of what-soever Name, Nature, 
Quality or Species they shall bee and alsoe to Give, Grant, 
release, aliene, assigne and Dispose of Lands, Tenements, 
Hereditaments and all and every other thing and things, 
act and acts, t(3 doe and execute b}^ y" Name aforesaid, 
and y* by y" same name of Trustees of y'' Freeholders and 
Comonality of y'' Towne of Huntington to plead and be 
impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be 
defended, they are and may be capable in whatsoever 
place and places and before whatsoever Judges and Jus- 
tices or other persons, officials of his said Majesty''s, his 
Heirs and Successors in all and all manner of Actions, 
Plaints, Suites, Complaints, Causes, Matters and demands 
whatsoever of w' kinds, quality and species y*" same bee 
in manner and forme as any other of his Majestys Leidge 
people within this province can or are able to have, re- 
quire, receive, possesse, enjoy, retaine. Give, Grant, 
release, aliene, assigne and dispose, pleade and be implead- 
ed, answer an be answered unto. Defend and be defended, 
doe Permitt and Execute and for y'^ better Inableing y'' 
Trustees of ye Freeholders and Commonality of y"' 
Towne of Huntingtown aforesaid in doeing and executing 
all and singular y" premises, I have Willed, Granted and 
determined, and by these presents Doe, Will, Grant and 
determine that from henceforward and forever hereafter 
y*" said Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonality of 
y** Towne of Huntingtown Doe and may have and use a 
Comon Scale wch shall serve to execute y'' causes and af- 



HUXTINGTOX TOWN RHCORDS. 539 

fairs whatsoever of them and their Successors, and further 
I will and by these presents in y^' behalfe of his said Majes- 
tye, his Heirs and successors that henceforward and forever 
more there be and shall be Trustees of the Freeholders and 
Commonality ot y*" Towne of Huntington aforesaid to be 
chosen and elected in these presents hereafter is mentioned 
who shall bee and shall bee called y*' Trustees of the free- 
holders and commonality of y*" town of Himtingtown and 
they and their Successors shall and may at all convenient 
times hereafter upon a publique summons from an}- three 
of y"" trustees aforesaid for the time being, assemble and 
meet together in y'' Towne House of y"' said Towne or in 
such publique place as shall be from time to time appointed, 
to make such Acts and orders in writing for y'' more or- 
derly doing of y'' premises as they, y'" said Trustees of y'" 
freeholders and Commonality of y" Towne of Huntingtown, 
afforesaid, and theire Successors, from time to time, shall 
and may think convenient, soe always as y'" said Acts and 
orders be in noe way repugnant to y*^ Laws of England and 
of this province wch now are or hereafter may be estab. 
lished,'and that they be not in anywayes against y" true 
intent and meaning of these presents, and alsoe I Will, ()r- 
daine and Determine y* all and singular y*" afforr id acts 
and orders, from time to time, shall bee made and ordained 
by y" vote of y" major part of y'' said Trustees of y'' Fi'cc- 
holdcrs and Commonality of y'^ Towne of Huntingtown, 
aforesaid, or at least by y"" major part of such of them as 
shall from time to time assemble and meet together in 
manner as afforsaid, so allways as there be not fewer 
in number than six of the Trustees present at such 
meetings soe to be holden as afforesaid, and for y'' bet- 
ter Execution of this Grant in this Behalfe I have as- 
signed, Nominated, Created, Constituted and made, and 
by these presents Doe Assigne, Nominate, Create, Consti- 
tute and make Thomas Fleet, Senior., Epcnetus IMatt, 
Jonas Wood, Senior, James Chichester, senior, Thomas 



540 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Powell, senior, Joseph Bayley, , John Sammes, and 

Isaac Piatt, to stand to bee the first Modern Trustees of y® 
Freeholders and Commonality of y'' Towne of Hunting- 
town, to continue in y" afforesaid office from and after y® 
date of these presents untill y^ time y* others bee elected 
and chosen in their stead, according to y'^ manner and 
forme hereinafter expressed, and morever I doe by these 
presents, for and on y® behalfe of his most sacred majesty 
afforesaid, his Heirs and Successors, appoint y*^ y*" Trustees 
of y'' Freeholders and Commonality of y® Towne of Hun- 
tingtown and Clerke within y" Towne of Huntington afore- 
said, ye yearly chosen on y'' first Tuesday of May forever, 
viz. : Nine Trustees of y'' Freeholders and Commonallity of 
y*^ Towne of Huntingtoun, one Clerke, one Constable, and 
two Assessors in such publique place as y" Trustees for y^ 
time being shall appoint and direct, and y* y® Trustees, 
Constables, and Assessors be chosen by y'' majority of 
Voices of the Freeholders and freemen of y*" Towne of 
Huntington afforesaid ; and whereas there is an Act of y® 
Generall Assembly of this province entiteiled an Act for 
defraying of y^ publique and necessary charge of each 
respective Citty, Towne and County throughout this pro- 
vince, etc., wherein amongst other things it was enacted 
and provided y'^ annually and once every yeare there 
should be elected a certaine number out of each respective 
Citty, Towne, and County, throughout this province, to be 
elected and chosen by y" major part of all y^ Freeholders 
and Freemen, which certaine number so duely elected 
should have full power and authority to make a assessment 
or certaine Rule, within their respective Cittyes, Towns 
and County annually, and once every yeare, which assess- 
ment and certaine rate soe established as afforesaid should 
be paid unto a certain Treasurer, who should be chosen by 
y*^ Major part of all y*^ Freeholders and freemen of each 
respective Citty, Towne and County as afforesaid, and 
whereas y^ said Towne of Huntington is to be regulated 



HUNTINCrrOX TOWN RKi Dklis. 541 

in y* premises according to y" Tennure and effect of y' 
afforerecited Act of Assembly : Now know y'" likewise y' I 
have given and granted and by these presents Doe Give 
and Grant, for and on behalfe of his said Majesty, his 
Heires and vSuccessors, unto y'' sd Trustees of y'" Free- 
holders and Commonallity of y" Town of Iluntingtonn, and 
their Successors forever, y' said Trustees for the time being 
shall be Commissioners of y'' said Towne to execute and 
ofBciate in y'' sd. office to all mtents, constructions and 
purposes whatsoever, and further y' sd. Trustees, as Com- 
missioners of y*" said Towne shall have forever from time 
to time and at all times hereafter, and by such wayes and 
means to Leavy and Tnipv)se such sume and summes of 
Money as they shall think fitt tor y'' defraying y" necessary 
and publique charge of y'' said Towne, and for y'" more 
Orderly doeing thereof, they shall and may from time to 
time give such directions unto y'" Assessors Yearely to be 
chosen for the sd Towne, how and after y^ manner to pro- 
ceed in their Assessmts for such sumes of money as affore- 
said, on y'^ Estates of each of y'^ respective inhabitants and 
freeholders of y'^ sd. Towne, and y* sd Sumes when soe 
raised and unto y'' hands of y" Treasurer of y*" sd. Towne 
as afforesaid, to Order y'' payment. Disbursement and Dis- 
posall of to such persons and to and for y*" uses aforesaid, 
in such manner as to them shall seeme convenient, and 
further y* all and singular y*^ Acts and Orders of y" said. 
Trustees in y'' premises shall be certified under y'' said 
common scale signed by y*^ President of y*' said Trustees 
tor y*^ time being, who is allways first to be chosen of y" 
said Trustees, or in his absence by any other two of y" said 
Trustees of w'ch y'' Treasurer and y* Assessors of y' said 
Towne, for y'= time being and all other persons, are to take 
due notice, and lastly, I Give and Grant for and on behalfe 
of his said Majesty, his heires and Successors, by these 
presents to all and every person and persons and to what- 
soever person subject to his said Majesty, his Heirs, and 



542 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Successors, free and lawfull power, and abillity and 
authority that they or any of them any Messuages, Tene- 
ments, Lands, Meadows, feedings and pastures. Woods, 
Underwoods, rents, reversions, services, and other Hered- 
itaments whatsoever which they hold of his said Majestic, 
his Heirs, and Successors, unto y" aforesaid Trustees of y® 
freeholders and Commonality of y" Towne of Huntingtonn, 
and their Successors, shall and may Give Grant, Bargain, 
Sell, AUienate, to have and to hold and enjoy unto y*" said 
Trustees of y*" Freeholders and Commonallity of y*" Town 
of Huntingtonn, and their successors forever, yielding 
and paying therefore unto his said Majesty his Heirs and 
Successors, on y*" said five and twenty eth day of March, 
yearely and every yeare forever, y'' full and just sume of 
twenty shiUings, curr't Money at New Yorke ; wherefore 
by vertue of y'^ power and authority aforesaid, I doe Will 
and Command for and on behalf of his said Majesty, his 
Heirs and Successors, y' y" aforesaid Trustees of y*" Free- 
holders and Commonallity of y*^ Towne of Huntingtonn 
and their Successors, have, held, use and enjoy all y^ 
liberty. Authority, customes, orders, ordinances, franchizes, 
acquittances. Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, 
Goods and Chattle aforesaid, according to y^ Tenoure and 
effects of these presents, without y'' lett or Hinderance of 
any person or persons whatsoever. In Testimony whereof 
I have signed these presents with my Handwriting, 
caused y^ same to be recorded in y"^ Secretary's office and 
y'^ scale of this his Majestys province to be thereunto 
affixed, this second day of August in y'^ fourth year of his 
Majestye Reigne and in y'' yeare of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred eighty and eight. 

May it please your Excellency, The Attorney Generall 
has perused this Grant and finds nothing therein contained 
prejudiciall to his Majesty Interest. Examined August y® 
1688 W. NicOLLS. Att a Councill held att Fort James m 
New York, August y'' 2. 1688, Present His Excellency y^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 543 

Governoiir, Major Antho Brockholls, Major Gcrvis Baxter, 
Major Frank Philips, Major S. V. Cortlands. This Pattcnt 
was approved of Geo. Brewerton, 

All which We have Exemplified by these presents. 

In Testimony whereof We have caused these our 
Letters to be made patent and the Great Seal of our State 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness our trusty and well 
beloved George Clinton, Esquire, Governor of our said 
State General and Commander-in-chief of all the Militia 
and Admiral of the Navy of the same, at our City of New 
York the thirteenth day of September, in the year of our 
Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety three and in 
the Eighteenth year of our Independence. 

Geo. Clinton, [l. s.] 
{File No. 70.) 



INDEX OF DEEDS. 







GRANTOR. 


GRANTEE. 


1687, Dec 


22, 


Adams, John 


Jonathan Rogers, 


1683. Oct. 


2, 


Arthur, Robert 


James Smith, 


1685, Aug. 


6, 


" " 


John Green, 


1 68 1 Jan. 


24, 


Bailey, Joseph 


Robert KeHum, 


1682, Nov. 


10, 


" " 


Nicholas Smith, 


1686, Aug. 


24, 


" 


James Smith 


1687, Dec. 


18, 


" 


John Green, 


1688, Jan. 


23. 


" 


Jonathan Lewis, 


1668, July 


II, 


Baldw^in, George 


Alexander Bryan ) 

and >- 

Richard Bryan ) 


1 68 1, Mar. 


25, 


" 


Robert Arthur, 


1688, Mar. 


26, 


Betts, James 


John higersoll, 


1684, Mar 


29, 


" John 


Edward Higbee, 


1688, June 


18, 


" 


Jeremiah Adams, 


1676, Mar. 


5. 


Brush, John 


John Mitchell, 


1680, June 


26, 


Thomas 


George Baldwin, 


1682. June 


12, 


" 


John Sammis, 


1683, Apr. 


2, 


" 


Thomas Scidmore, Jr., 


1673, Apr. 


22, 


Bryan, Richard 


Walter Noaks, 


1672, Sept. 


2, 


Bunce, Edward 


Content Titus, 


1 68 1, June 


20, 


Chichester, James Sr. 


,, James Chichester, Jr., 


1676, Jan. 


16, 


Corey, John 


Richard White, 



1667, Mar. 23, Davis, Samuel 

1668, Mar. 23, '• •' 

1669, Mar. 3, Darling, Richard 



1682, July 7, 

1682, Nov. 15, 

1683, Apr. 26, 



Ellis, Nicholas 



John Finch, 
Benj. Jones, 

Thomas Fleet, 
Joseph Bailey, 
Thomas Higbee, 



PAGE 
510 
373 
432 

281 
345 
459 
509 

511 
124 

290 

5>7 
388 
529 
221 
263 
337 
361 
200 
191 

298 
217 

98 
116 
•32 

341 
349 
366 



546 



INDEX. 



1678, Oct 28, 


Everett, John 


Thomas Powell, 


237 


No date. 


" 


Samuel Ketcham, 


237 


1681, Nov. - 


.. Ci 


Samuel Ketcham, 


328 


1666, Fe>>. 24, 


Finch, Gabriel 


Epenetus Piatt, 


82 


1681, Mar. 25, 


John 


George Ba'dwin, 


290 


1681, July 15, 


" 


Nicholas Ellis, 


310 


1 68 1, Nov. 13, 


" John Sen., 


" 


323 


1 68 1, Nov. 30, 


" 


John Finch, Jr., 


325 


1681, 


" Jr., 


Edward Higbee, 


327 


1683, Oct 6, 


" Sen., 


" 


374 


1684, May 20, 


Fleet, Thomas Sen., 


John Sammis, 


391 


1687, July 26, 


Foster, Nathaniel 


Joseph Wood, 


501 


1684, Nov. I, 


Gibb, Andrew 


John Scidmore, Jr., 


m 


1688, Apr. 17, 


" 


Edward Higbee, 


524 


1684, Jan. 28, 


Gelding, John 


Nicholas Smith, 


379 


1686, May 17, 


.. 


John Scidmore, 


441 


1687, Apr. 2, 


" 


Richard Gildersleeve, Jr., 


486 


1663, Nov. 27, 


Gosby, John 


Jame» Mills, 


52 


1678, Feb II, 


Green, John 


Jonatlian Harnett, 


235 


1679, Sept. 2, 


" 


Isaac Piatt, 


247 


1687, Jan. 31, 


" 


James Betts, 


480 


1679, April I, 


Griffin, Samuel 


Stephen Jarvis, Jr., 


24^ 


" Aug. 20, 


" " 


" " " 


246 


1663, Jan. 20, 


Harnett, Edward 


John Sammis, 


44 


1677, Oct. 20, 


" Jonathan 


John Green, 


233 


iCS^, May 15, 


" 


Isaac Piatt, 


367 


1688, Feb. 4, 


Higbee, Edward 


Joseph Bailey, 


513 


1688, Apr. 4. 


" 


Joseph Wood and Stephen 


Jarvis, 520 


1688, Apr, 17, 


<> (< 


Thomas Higbee, 


, 521 



1653, Apr. 



Indians, 



1654, Sept. 20, Indians, 

1656, July 30, Indians, 

1657, June I, Indians, 
1657, July 23, Indians, 



Richaid Holbrook, Robert Wil- 
liams and Daniel Whitehead. 
The first purchase in Hunting- 
ton 

Samuel Mayo, Daniel White- 
head and Peter Wright. 
Deed of Horse Neck 

Jonas Wood, William Rogers, 
and Thomas Wicks. Eastern 
Purchase Deed 

Jonas Wood. Deed of Five 
Necks, South .Side. 

Jonas Wood. Deed ot Half 
Neck. 



INDEX. 



547 



1658, May 14, Indians, Samuel Andrews Confirmation 

of Deed of Horse Neck. 15 

1658, Aug 17, Indians, Henry Whitney Dee.I of Three 

Necks, S -uth Side. 16 

1659, Feb I. Indians, Samuel Andrews Further 

Confirmation of Horse Neck. 20 
1659, May 12, Indians, Jonas Wood. Confirmation of 

Halt Neck Deed 21 

1663, Aug. 17, Indians, Robert Seely. Certificate that 

Deed of Eaton's Neck was 
given to Theophiius Eaton. 49 

1683, Sept. 17, Indians Adam Wright. Job Wright. 

John Wright, Thomas Wicks 
and Thos. Towiisend. Deed 
of Meadows, South Side. 370 

1679, Apr. I. Jarvis, Stephen Jr., Sanuiei Griffin, j^j 

1679, Aug. 20, " •' ..... ^ 
1670, Jan. 6, Jones, Benjamin Jonathan Harnett, 163 
1677, (^ct 20, " " Joseph Wood, 232 

1680, June 28, " " John Sammis. • 265 
l68i,Jan 13. " " John Ingersoll, 276 



1681, May I, " " James Chichester, Jr., 

l68i.July 27, " " Thomas Fleet, 



293 
3»3 



1670, Sept. 6, " Catherine, Jonathan Scudder, 171 

1680. Aug. 8, " " •' .■ 266 

1681. June 20, " " " " ) 

Moses " y 2QQ 

David " J ^ 

1679, Oct. 27, " Johr Edward Bunce, 250 

1686, Aug. 23, " " Jonathan Wood, 440 

1686, Aug 23, " " " Miller, 456 

1686, Sept 24, " ** Abial Titus, 461 

1686, Oct. 4, " " James Chichester, Jr., 464 

1684, Aug. 25, " Josiah, Benjamin Scrivener, 308 

1662, Dec, 22, " William, Robert .Seely, 42 

1684, Nov. 13, " " Richard Bryan, 403, 

1681, Feb 3, Kellum, Robert John Could, 283 

1683, Jan 14, " " William Moore, 356 
1684 Dec 22, " " Jonatluin Jarvis, 411 

1685, Apr. 10, Ketcham, Ed'ward Richanl Davis, 426 

1684, Dec. I, " " Jonathan Scudder, 406 
No date, " Samuel Nathaniel Williams, 500 

1609, , Leverich, Eleazer John Teed, i^ 



548 


INDEX. 




1 668, Mar. 2, 


Leverich, 'Williain 


John Teed, 


"5 


1669, Apr. 20, 


" 


Jonas Wood, 


135 


1665, Oct. 3, 


Ludlam, Henry 


Nathaniel Foster, 


73 


1667, June 13, 


"William 


Mark Meggs, 


lOI 


1669, July 15, 


Manning, John 


Andrew Messenger, 


137 


1684, Feb 12, 


Martin, Thomas 


Thomas, Scidmore, 


381 


1667, May I, 


Mathe'ws, John 


Thomas Weeks, 


99 


1670, Sept. 6, 


<< <( 


Mark Meggs, 


168 


1680, Oct. 15, 


(< <> 


John Ketcham, 


269 


1684. Dec II, 


" 


John Golding, 


407 


1665, March 6, 


" Thomas, 


George Baldwin, 


64 


1668, July I, 


Meggs, Mark 


Jonathan Rogers 


123 


167 1, Feb 3, 


" 


Jacob Walker 


174 


1674, July, 13, 


'• " 


" •' 


20S 


1672, May, 8, 


Messenger, Samuel 


John Green, 


190 


1676. Jan. II, 


" 


Benj. Jones, 


216 


1687, July I, 


Miller, Mary- 


James Chichester 


500 


1676, Mar 5, 


Mitchell, John 


Robert Kellum, 


222 


1679, Jan 13. 


•' 


•' " 


239 


1685, June 12, 


" " 


Thomas Fleet, 


430 


1670, Dec. 30, 


Mills, James 


George Wood, 


69 


No date, 


Nichols, Isaac 


John Finch, 


246 


1674, Aug. 24, 


Osbornj'William 


Jonathan Scudder, 


71 


1679, Oct. 6, 


Phillips, Daniel 


Joseph Wood, 


249 


1668. Oct 21, 


Piatt, John 


" Whitman, 


129 


1672, Apr. 28, 


Riehbell, John 


John and Nicholas Finch, 


189 


1670, Jan. 6, 


Robbins, John 


Benjamin Jones, 


161 


1669, Aug. 9, 


Rogers, Ann 


Samuel Messenger, 


139 


1679. Sept 24, 


Rogers, Jolin 


John Matthews, 


248 


1673, Aug 4. 


Jonathan 


Thos. Martin, 


202 


1669, Apr. 19, 


Noah 


Thomas Wicks, 


134 


1684, Dec. 17, 


Sammis, John 


John IngersoU, 


409 



1672, Jan. 22, Scidmore, Thomas Epenetus Piatt, 

1683, Jan. II, " " Jr. Jonathan Lewis, 

1685, Feb. 14, Scudder, David " " 

1686, June 28, " " 

1687, May 23, " " 



1680, Oct. 20, 
1680, Oct. 22, 
j68i, Oct 3, 



Jonathan 



Thomas Brush, 
Stephen Jarvis, 
Nathaniel Williams, 
Moses Scudder, 
David " 
Joseph Wood, Jr., 



180 

354 
416 

444 
494 
497 
270 
271 
316 







INDEX. 


549 


1 684, Dec. 


I, 


Seudder, Jonathan 


Edward Kctcham, 


406 


1680, May 


24, 


" Moses 


Jonathan Rogers, 


260 


1667, Sept. 


•9. 


" Thomas 


Jacob Walker, 


231 


1669, July 


>5> 


Seely, Mary 


Andrew Me>senger, 


137 


1684, June 


28, 


Smith, Benjamin 


John lirush. 


395 


1682, Dec. 


10, 


" Jeremiah 


James Smith, 


350 


1686, Dec. 


30. 


" Nicholas 


Thomas Smith, 


477 


1688, Mar. 


17. 


" Richard 


Robert Arthur, 


516 


1688, Aug 


I, 


" 


Jonathan Lewis, 


531 


1684, June 25, 


" Thomas 


Thomas Brush, 


394 


1 658, Nov. 


2, 


Soper, Henry 


Jonathan Rogers, 


130 


1672. Sept. 


17. 


" " 


" " 


192 


1686, July 


7, 
8, 


.. 


<( a 


446 
447 


1663, Dec. 


2, 


Strickland, John 


Gabriel Finch, 


54 


1666, Mar. 


8, 


" 


Jonas Wood, 


84 


1665, June 


15. 


Scott, John 


George " 


68 


1 68 1, Mar. 


I, 


Teed, John 


Robert Kellum, 


288 


1 68 1, Mar. 


20, 


" 


John Sammis. 


289 


1679, Oct. 


27, 


Titus, Abial 


Edward Bunce, 


25 » 


1681, July 


i9> 


" 


Richard Brush, 


312 


1675, Dec. 


I, 


Content 


John Ketcham, 


214 


1680, Jan. 


26, 


"Walker, Jacob 


John Betts, 


256 


i6b7, Sept. 


I9> 


" 


Thomas Seudder, 


231 


1663, Dec. 


8, 


"Westcott, John 


Thomas Powell, 


56 


1683, June 


II. 


White, Richard 


Thomas Fleet, 


369 


1681, Aug. 


2, 


"Whitman, Joseph 


Edward Ketcham, 


314 


1683, Apr. 


3, 


"Wicks, John 


Jonathan Rogers, 


363 


1673, Aug. 


4- 


"Wickes, Thomas 


Thomas Martin, 


202 


1671, Feb. 


16, 


"Williams, Richard 


Jonathan Rogers, 


177 


No date, 




Nathaniel 


Samuel Ketcham, 


500 


1665, May 


12, 


"Wood, Caleb 


Samuel Davis 


66 


1665, June 


24. 


" 


" 


71 


I663, July 


7. 


'• Jonas 


John Corey 


48 


1666. Mar. 


8, 


" 


John Strickland, 


84 


1668, July 


16, 


' " 


Joseph Bailey, 


126 


No date, 




Jr. 


Jonathan Rogers, 


•142 


1677, Oct. 


20, 


" Joseph 


Jonathan Harnet, 


233 


1687, July 


26, 


" 


Nathaniel Foster, 


501 


167 1, May 


5> 


" George 


William Osborn, 


70 



EEVERSE INDEX OF DEEDS. 









GRANTEE. 


GRANTOR. 


1688, 


June 


18, 


Adams, Jeremiah 


John Betts, 


1658, 


May 


14, 


Andrews, Samuel 


Indians, 


1659. 


Feb. 


I, 


</ .. 


<< 


I68I. 


Mar. 


25, 


Arthiir, Robert 


George Baldwin, 


1688, 


Mar. 


17 


" •' 


Richard Smith, 


1668, 


July 


16, 


Bailey, Joseph 


Jonas Wood, 


1682, 


Nov. 


15. 


" 


Nicholas Ellis, 


1688, 


Feb. 


4, 


" 


Edward Higbee, 


1665, 


Mar. 


6, 


Baldwin, George 


Thomas Mathews, 


1680, 


June 


26. 


" 


" Brush, 


I68I, 


Mar. 


25. 


" 


John Finch, 


1687, 


Jan. 


31, 


Betts, James 


'• Green, 


1680, 


Jan. 


26, 


" John 


Jacob Walker, 


1684, 


June 


28, 


Brush, John 


Benjamin Smith, 


I68I, 


July 


i9> 


" Richard 


Abial Titus, 


1684, 


June 


25. 


' ' Thomas 


Thomas Smith, 


1686, 


June 


28, 


" 


David Scudder, 


1668, 


July 


ii> 


Bryan, Alexander 
" and Richard 


■ George Baldwin, 


1684, 


Nov. 


i3> 


" 


William Jones, 


1679, 


Oct. 


27, 
27, 


Bunce, Edw^ard 


John Jones, 
Abial Titus, 



1681, May I, Chichester, James Jr. Benj. Jones, 

" Jmie 20, " " " James Chichester, Sen., 

1686, Oct. 4, " *' " John Jones, 

1687, July 1, " " Mary Miller, 
1663, July 7, Corey, John Jonas Wood, 



1685, Apr. 10, Davis, Richard 
1665, May 12, " Samuel 
1665, June 24, " " 



1681, July 15, 
" Nov. 13, 



Ellis, 14'icholas 



Edward Ketcham, 
Caleb Wood, 



John Finch, 
" " Sen., 



PAGE. 

529 

IS 

20 

290 

516 

126 

349 
513 
64 
263 
290 
480 
256 

395 
312 

394 
444 
124 

403 
250 

251 

293 
298 
464 
500 
48 

426 
66 
71 

310 
323 



INDEX. 



551 



1663, Dec. 


2. 


Finch, Gabriel 


John Strickland, 


54 


1667, Mar. 


23, 


John 


Samuel Davis, 


98 


1668, Mar. 


23. 


<t 11 


'• 


116 


1672, Apr. 


28, 


" & Nicholas 


John Richbcll. 


189 


No date, 




K l< 


Isaac Nichols, 


246 


1 68 1, Nov. 


30, 


" Jr. 


Edward Iligliee, 


327 


1 68 1, July 


27. 


Fleet, Thomas 


Benjamin Jones, 


3»3 


1682, July 


7. 


" 


Nicholas Ellis, 


34« 


1683, June 


II, 


" " 


Richard Wnite, 


369 


1685, June 


12, 


" 


John Mitchell, 


430 


1665, Oct. 


3, 


Foster, Nathaniel 


Henry Ludlam, 


73 


16S7, July 


26, 


" " 


Joseph Wood, 


5o» 


1687, Apr. 


2, 


Gildersleeve, Rich- 










ard, Jr. 


John Golding, 


486 


I684, Dec. 


13, 


Golding, John 


John Matthews, 


407 


I 68 I, Feb. 


3> 


Gould, John 


Robert Keilum, 


283 


1672, May 


8, 


Green, John 


Samuel Messenger, 


190 


1677, Oct. 


20, 


" 


Jonathan Harnet, 


233 


1685, Aug. 


6, 


" 


Robert Arthur, 


432 


1687, Dec. 


18, 


" 


Joseph Bailey, 


509 


1679, Apr. 


I, 


GriMn, Samuel 


Stephen Jarvis, 


241 


" Aug. 


20, 


" " 


" " 


246 


1670, Jan. 


6, 


Harnet, Jonathan 


Benjamin Jones, 


163 


1677, Oct. 


20, 


" 


Joseph Wo d, 


232 


1678, Feb. 


II, 


" 


John Oreen, 


235 


1681, Nov. 


3°, 


Higbee, Edward 


John Finch, Jr., 


327 


1683, Oct. 


6, 


" 


" " 


374 


1684, Mar. 


29, 


" 


John Belts, 


388 


1688, Apr. 


17, 


" " 


And)ew Gibb, 


524 


1683, Apr. 


26, 


" Thomas 


Nicholas Ellis, 


366 


1688, Apr. 


17, 


" 


Edward Higbee, 


521 


1653, Apr. 


2, 


Holbrook, Richard 


Indians, 


I 


1681, Jan. 


13, 


IngersoU, John 


Benjamin Jones, 


276 


1684, Dec. 


17. 


" 


John Sammis, 


409 


1688, Mar. 


26, 


" ' 


James Betts, 


5»7 


1684, Dec. 


22, 


Jarvis, Jonathan 


Roherl Kellum, 


411 


1687, May 


23, 


" Stephen 


David Scudder, 


494 


1688, Apr. 


4. 


" 


Edward Higl)ee, 


520 


1679, " 


I, 


" 


Samuel tlnffin. 


241 


1669, Mar. 


3' 


Jones, Benjamin 


Richard Darling, 


13= 


1670, Jan. 


6, 


<. 


John Robbins, 


161 


1676, Jan. 


II, 


" " 


Samuel Messenger, 


216 



552 






INDEX. 




1676, 


Mar. 


5- 


Kellnm, Robert 


John Mitchell, 


222 


1 679, 


Jan. 


13- 


" 


" " 


239 


1681, 


Jan. 


24. 


" 


Joseph Bailey, 


281 


1681, 


Mar. 


I, 


a .< 


John Teed, 


288 


1681, 


Aug. 


2, 


Keteham, Edward 


Joseph Whitman, 


314 


1684, 


Dec. 


I, 


" 


Jonathan Scudder, 


406 


1675, 


Dec. 


I, 


" John 


Content Titus, 


214 


1680, 


Oct. 


IS. 


" 


John Matthews, 


269 


No date 




" Samuel 


John Everett, 


237 


" 


(( 




" 


Nathaniel Williams, 


500 


1681, 


Nov. 


— 


" " 


John Everett, 


328 


1683, 


Jan. 


II, 


Lewis, Jonathan 


Thos. Scidmore, Jr. 


354 


1685, 


Feb. 


14, 


" 


David Scudder, 


416 


1688, 


Jan. 


23, 


(( K 


Joseph Bailey, 


511 


1 688, 


Aug. 


I. 


" " 


Richard Smith, 


531 


1673, 


Aug. 


4. 


Martin, Thomas 


Jonathan Rogers and i 
Thomas Wicks, 












202 


1679, 


Sept. 


24, 


Mathews, John, Jr 


John Rogers, 


248 


1654, 


Sept. 


20, 


Mayo, Samviel 


Indians, 


4 


1667, 


June 


13. 


Meggs, Mark 


William Ludlam, 


lOI 


1670, 


Sept. 


6, 


•• 


John Mathews, 


168 


1669, 


Ji'iy 


15. 


Messenger, Andrew 


Mary Soely and 
John Manning, 


137 










1669, 


Aug. 


9. 


" Samuel 


Ann Rogers, 


139 


1686, 


Aug. 


23> 


Miller, Jonathan 


John Jones 


456 


1663, 


Nov. 


27, 


Mills, James 


John Gosby, 


52 


1676, 


Mar. 


5, 


Mitchell, John 


John Brush, 


221 


1683, 


Jan. 


14, 


Moore, "WilUam 


Robert Kcllum, 


356 


1673, 


Apr. 


22, 


Noaks, Walter 


Richard Bryan, 


200 


167 1, 


May 


5, 


Osbojfn, "William 


George Wood, 


70 


1666, 


Feb. 


24, 


Piatt, Epenetus 


Gabriel Finch, 


82 


1672, 


Jan. 


22, 


" 


Thomas Scidmore, 


180 


1679, 


Sept. 


2, 


' ' Isaac 


John Green, 


247 


1683, 


May 


i5> 


" 


Jonathan Harnet, 


367 


1663, 


Dec. 


8, 


Powell, Thomas 


John Westcott, 


56 


1678, 


Oct. 


28, 


i. 


John Everett, 


237 


1668, 


July 


I, 


Rogers, Jonathan 


Mark Meggs, 


123 


1671, 


Feb. 


16, 


.. 


Richard Williams, 


177 


1668, 


Nov. 


2, 


" 


Henry Soper, 


130 


1672, 


Sept. 


17, 


(( (< 


" 


192 


1680, 


May 


24, 


(< (( 


Moses Scudder, 


260 







INDEX. 


553 


No date, 




Rogers, Jonathan 


Jonas Wood, Jr., 


142 


1683, Apr. 


3. 


" 


John Wicks, 


363 


1686, July 


7. 


" " 


Henry Soper, 


446 


1686, July 


8, 


" " 


.. « 


447 


1687, Dec. 


22. 


" 


John Adams, 


510 


1656, July 


30, 


William 


Indians, 


6 


1663, Jan. 


20, 


Sammis, John 


Edward Harnett, 


44 


1680, June 


28, 


'• 


Ik-njamin Jones, 


265 


1681, Mar. 


20, 


" 


John Teed, 


289 


1682, June, 


12, 


«' 


Thomas Brush, 


337 


1684, May 


20, 


" 


Thomas Fleet. Sen., 


39> 


1684 Nov. 


I, 


Scidmore, John, Jr. 


, Andrew Gibb, 


401 


1686, May 


17. 


" 


John Oolding. 


441 


1683, Apr. 


2. 


" Thomas, Jr., 


Thomas Hrush, 


361 


1684, Feb. 


12. 


" 


Thomas Martin, 


381 


1684, Aug. 


25. 


Scrivener, Benjamin 


Josiah Jones, 


398 


1680. Oct. 


22, 


Seudder, David 


Jonathan Seudder, 


271 


1680, Oct. 


20, 


" Moses 


•' 


270 


i(j70 




" Jonathan 


Catherine Jones, 
William Osborn, 


»7« 
7' 


1674, Aug. 


24, 


1680, Aug. 


8, 


" 


Catherine Jones, 


266 


1684, Dec. 


I, 


•' 


Edward Ketcham, 


406 


1681, June 


20, 


41 


) 








'• Moses 


r Catherine Jones, 


299 






" David 




1667, Sept. 


19. 


" Thomas 


Jacob Walker, 


231 


1662. Dec. 


22, 


Seely, Robert 


William Jones, 


42 


1663. Aug. 


17, 


" 


Indians, 


49 


1682, Dec. 


10, 


Smith, James 


Jeremiah Smith, 


350 


1683, Oct. 


2, 


" 


Robert Arthur, 


373 


1686, Aug. 


24, 


" 


Joseph Hailey, 


459 


1682, Nov. 


10. 


" 


" 


345 


1684. Jan. 


28, 


Nicholas 


John Clolding, 


379 


1686, Dec. 


30. 


Thomas 


Nicholas Smith, 


477 


1666, Mar. 


6. 


Strickland, John 


Jonas Wood, 


84 


ififin 




'PppH .Tobn 


Eleazcr I.everich, 


I5» 
"5 


1668, Mar. 


2, 


X v^CU., tJ \Ji.l.l.L 


William " 


1686, Sept. 


24. 


Titus, Abial 


John Jones, 


461 


1672, Sept. 


2, 


" Content 


Edward Bunce, 


191 


1683, Sept. 


17. 


Townsend, Thomas 


Indians, 


370 


167 1, Feb. 


3' 


Walker, Jacob 


Mark Mcggs, 


174 


1674, July 


13, 


" 


" 


20S 


1677, Sept. 


19. 


" 


Thomas .Seudder, 


231 


1676, Jan. 


16, 


White, Richard 


John Corey, 


217 



554 



INDEX. 



1653, Apr. 2, 


W'hiteti 


uead, Daniel 


Indians, 


I 


1654, Sept. 20, 


" 


" 


<t 


4 


1668, Oct. 21, 


"Whitman, Joseph 


John Piatt, 


129 


1658, Aug. 17, 


■Whitney, Henry 


Indians, 


16 


1656, July 30, 


"Wieks, 


Thomas 


(1 


6 


J 667, May I, 


" 


" 


John Mathews, 


99 


1669, Apr. 19, 


" 


" 


Noah Rogers, 


134 


1683, Sept. 17, 


" 


" 


Indians, 


370 


1687, May 23, 


Williams, Nathaniel 


David Scudder, 


497 


No date. 


" 


" 


Samuel Ketcham, 


400 


1653, Apr. 2, 


<< 


Robert 


Indians, 


I 


1665, June 15, 


Wood, 


George 


John Scott, 


68 


1670, Dec. 30, 


t( 


" 


James Mills, 


69 


1656, July 30, 


it 


Jonas 


Indians, 


6 


1657, June I, 


a 


" 


" 


10 


1657, July 23, 


n 


" 


(( 


12 


1659, May 12, 


a 


a 


" 


21 


1666, Mar. 8, 


(< 


'< 


John Strickland, 


84 


1669, Apr. 20, 


<( 


(( 


William Leverich, 


135 


1686, Aug 23, 


(< 


Jonathan 


John Jones, 


449 


1677, Oct. 20, 


(C 


Joseph 


Benjamin Jones, 


232 


1679, " 6, 


" 


tc 


Daniel Phillips, 


249 


1681, Oct. 3, 


(( 


Jr. 


Jonathan Scudder, 


316 


1687, July 26, 


" 


" 


Nathaniel Foster, 


501 


i688> Apr. 4, 


i( 


" 


Edward Higbee, 


520 


1683, Sept. 17, 


Wright, Adam 


Indians, 


370 


" 17, 


" 


Job 


(( 


370 


" " 17, 


" 


John 


(( 


370 


1654, Sept. 20, 


<( 


Peter 


(( 


4 



INDEX-TOWN MEETING GRANTS. 



1678, Jan. 3, Arthur, Robert 
1681, Oct. 31, 



1667, 
1681, 
1687, 
1687, 
1683, 
1676, 
1686, 
1687, 
1682, 

it 

1685, 
1668, 
1682, 

1686, 
1671, 
1682, 

1684, 

1687, 



Dec. 
Oct. 
Apr. 
Sept. 
Apr. 
June 
Apr. 
Sept. 
Apr. 



Jan. 
Apr. 

Oct. 

July, 

Apr. 
(( 

June 
Sept. 
Oct. 



24, 
31. 

4, 
20, 

2, 

5. 
2, 

20, 
I, 
I, 
2, 
I, 
I, 
I, 

16, 

3. 

I, 

I, 

26, 

20, 

12, 



Bailey, Joseph 



Batte, James 
Betts, John 
Brotherton, "WiUiam 



Brush, John 



" Richard 



" Thomas 



Bunce, Ed^vard 



1667, Dec. 24, Chichester, James 
1676, June 5, " " 

1681, Oct. 31, 

1682, June 26, Chichester, James, 
1676, June 5, Cloud, Garret 

1667, Dec. 24, Conklin, Thomas 
1679, Apr. I, " Timothy 
1682, Apr. I, " " 

" " I, " " 

1685, Apr. 2, 

1668, Jan. I, Corey, John . 



Sen. 



234 
321 

no 

321 

489 

503 
361 
244 
440 

504 
335 
336 
425 
"3 
335 
337 
469 
180 
335 
336 
394 
504 

507 

108 
223 
322 

338 
223 
no 
241 
335 
337 
426 



556 INDEX. 

1681, May, 23, Corey, John , . 297 

1682, Apr. I, << It 236 

1668, Jan. 1, Cranfield, Robert 113 

1681, Oct. 31, " " - . . 321 

" " 31. " " 322 

1685, Apr. 2, " " 426 

1676, Apr. 2, Cnimp, Thomas 222 

1680, Sept. 20, Davis, John 268 

1685, Apr 2, " " 425 

" " 2, " Richard 425 

1682, Apr. I, Ellis, Nicholas 336 

1668, Jan. I, Finch, John 113 

1676, Jan.- 16, " " 220 

1683, Apr. 2, Fleet, Thomas, Capt., 360 

1687, July 27, " " " ...... 502 

" Sept. 20, '• " " 504 

1688, Apr. 2, " " " 520 

1681, May 23, " " " 297 

1667, Dec. 24, Floyd, Richard no 

1667, Jan. 24, Foster, Nathaniel 97 

" Dec. 24, " " . 108 

1668, Apr. I, " " 117 

1676, Jan. 16, " " 219 

1684, Oct. 28, " " 400 

1687, July 27, " " 502 

1674, June 30, Green, John 208 

1679, Apr. I, Griflfen, Samuel 240 

1683, Apr. 2, Gildersleeve, Richard 360 

1688, Apr. 2, " " 520 

1679, Apr. I, Harnett, Jonathan 242 

1687, July 27, Higbee, Edward 502 

1678, Apr. I, Higbee, Thomas 235 

" June 3, " " ....... 236 

1683, May 5, " " 367 

1686, Oct. 16, " " 461 

1682, June 26, IngersoU, John 340 

1686, Oct. 16, Jarvis, Jonathan 468 

1687, Sept. 20, " " 504 

1676, June 5, " Stephen 223 

1682. Apr. 1, " Stephen, Sen • • 335 



indp:x. 



557 



1681, Oct. 31, Jarvis, Stephen, Jr., 322 

1687, Sept. 20, " " <c ' . ' . 504 

1671, Jan. 16, Jones, Benjamin ,7^ 

1675, Dec. 7, " <' . . , .'.'.'.'. 216 

1676, Jan 16, Jones, Eliphalet 219 

1680, Ap,-. 2, '• " '..'.'. 260 

1679, Apr. I, " Josiah 242 

1676, June 5, " Mr. ... '22; 

1686, Oct. 16, " <' * . .■.".■ 469 

1680, Apr. 2, Kellum, Robert 259 

1681, May 23, " " 298 

1688, Apr. 2, " " ........ 520 

1675, Dec 7, Ketcham, Edward 216 

1681, Oct 31, " " 322 

1676, Jan. 16, " John 219 

1681, May 23, " " 296 

1683. Apr. 2, " " 360 

1686, Oct. 16, " " 469 

1687, Sept. 20, " " 504 

1681. Oct. 31, " Samuel 322 

1667, Dec. 24, Lane, Simon 109 

1676, June 5, Lawrence, Thomas 223 

1662, June 7, Leverich, William 39 

1682. June 26, Lewis, Jonathan 340 

16S7, Apr. 4, " " 489 

1680, Apr. 2, Mathews, John 259 

1667. Jan. 29 Meggs, Mark 97 

1667. Dec. 24, " " IC9 

1676, Jan. 16, Miller, Jonathan 220 

1679, Apr. I, " . " 242 

1681. Oct. 31, " " 321 

1668, July I, Mills, Thomas 122 

1671, Apr. 12, Naibour, James i77 

1683. Apr. 2, Noaks, Walter }(>o 

1667, Dec. 24, Piatt, Epenetus 107 

" " 24, " •• 



24, 



108 
no 

1680, Apr. 2, " " 259 

1682. Apr. i, " " 336 

1685, Apr. 2, . " " 425 

1667, Apr. 2, " Isaac 99 



558 



INDEX. 



1681, 
1681. 

1660, 
1667. 
1677. 
1681. 

1659 
1671, 
1681. 
1667. 



1667. 

1675- 
1676, 
16S0. 
1681, 
1683 
1686. 
1687, 
1668, 
No 
1683, 

1688, 
1687, 
1684, 
1680, 

1683, 
1684, 
1686, 
1687, 



1667, 
1668, 
1682, 
1667, 
1667, 
1682, 

1675. 
1683, 
1676, 
1677, 
1681, 



May 23, Piatt, Isaac 297 

Oct. 31, '■ " 321 

Feb. ■ 4. Porter, Widovsr 22 

Dec. 24. PoAvell, Thomas ... • . . . 108 

Dec. 27, " •' 234 

Oct. 31. " " 321 

Mar. 10. Rogers, Jonathan 21 

Jan. 16 " " 173 

Oct. 31. " " 322 

Dec. 24, •' John 108 

•' 24, " Noah 107 

"24, " " 108 

Dec. 24, Saminis, John 107 

Dec. 7, " •' 216 

Jan. 16, " " 218 

Apr. 2, " " 259 

May 23, " " 296 

Apr. 2, '' " 360 

Oct. 16. *' ■' 469 

Sept. 20, Scidmore, John, Jr., . . . . . . 504 

July I, , " Thomas 121 

date. " '' 292 

Apr. 2, " '' ....... 360 

"2, " " 361 

Apr. 2. " '• 520 

Sept. 20, " " 504 

June 23, Scrivener, Benjamin 393 

Apr. 2, Scudder, David 259 

" 2, " Jonathan 259 

Apr. 2, " " 361 

June 23, " " 393 

Oct. 14, ''' " 467 

Apr. 4, " " 489 

" 4, " Timothy 489 

"4, " " 490 

Dec. 24, " Thomas 109 

July I, " " 123 

Apr. I, " " 327 

Apr. 2, Seniors, Thomas 99 

Jan. 24, Soper, Henry. 97 

Apr. I, " " 335 

Dec. 7, Smith, James 216 

Apr. 2, " " 361 

Apr. 27, Smith, Jeremiah 222 

Dec. 27, " " 234 

Apr. I, " " 292 



INDEX. 



559 



1686, 



1686 


Oct. 


16, 


1687, 


Sept. 


20, 


I68I 


May 


23. 


1687 


Sept. 


20, 


1668 


July 


I, 


1667 


Jan. 


24, 


1667 


Dec. 


24, 


1686 


Oct 


14, 


1687 


Apr. 


4, 


1687 


, Apr. 


4. 


1675 


Dec. 


7, 


1681 


May 


23. 


1668 


Apr. 


I, 


1676 


Jan. 


16, 


1685 


Apr. 


2, 


1667 


Apr. 


2, 


1667 


Dec. 


24, 


1677 


Dec. 


27. 


I68I 


Oct. 


31. 


1682 


Apr. 


I, 


1685 


Apr. 


2, 


1667 


Dec. 


24, 


I67I 


Jan. 


16, 


I68I 


May 


23 > 


I68I 


Oct. 


31. 


1682 


Apr. 


I, 


1672 


Nov. 


23. 


1667 


Apr. 


2, 


I67I 


Jan. 


16, 


168 1 


Oct. 


31. 


1682 


June 


26, 


1687 


Sept. 


20, 


<< 


<< 


20, 


1679 


Apr. 


I, 


1683 


" 


2, 


1687 


July 


27. 


1667 


Dec. 


24, 


I68I 


Oct. 


31. 


1683 


Apr. 


2, 


1687 


July 


27, 


1688 


Apr. 


2, 


1667 


Dec. 


24. 


1683 


Apr. 


2, 


1688 


" 


2, 



44' 

" Nicholas ...... 468 

« (< 

504 

Teed, John 298 

504 

Titus, Abial 123 

" Content {j6 

" Samuel no 

" 467 

490 

Udell, Richard 489 

White, Richard 216 

298 

Whitman, Joseph 117 

" " 220 

" " ... ... 426 

Whitson, Henry 99 

108 

" Thomas 234 

321 

Wicks, John 335 

" " 426 

" Thomas 108 

173 

297 

321 

Williams, Richard ....... 336 

Wilson, Thomas 198 

Wood, Jonas 99 

" " 173 

32« 

" " 340 

504 

" Jonathan 503 

" Joseph 241 

361 

502 

Samuel >og 

32' 

360 

<I 14 502 

.< <i 520 

Mr ^°^ 

« .' 360 

<< << 520 



INDEX-REOOEDS OF LANDS. 



1666, May 27, Bailey, Joseph 86 

1 68 1, June 30, Bates, John 303 

1669, Brotherton, William 155 

i68i, Jan. 7, Brush, John 276 

1681, June 30, " " 306 

1681, " 30, " Richard 304 

1681, Jan. 7,' " Thomas ' . . . 278 

1681, June 30, " " 300 

i66g, Bryan, Richard 144 

1687, Oct. 12, Bunce, EdAward 507 

i66g, Chichester, James 144 

No date " " 406 

1669, Cranfield, Robert 146 

1683, Apr. 26, Ellis, Nicholas 366 

1669, Finch, John 159 

1669, Foster, Nathaniel 147 

1687, July 27, " " 502 

1687. " " Fleet Thomas, Capt 502 

1685, Jan. 13, Golding, John 413 

1685, Feb. — Harnett, Jonathan 419 

1687, July 27, Higbee, Edward . 502 

1679, Dec. 22, Jarvis, Stephen 255 

1684, Nov. 27, " " 406 

1680, Sept. 27, Jones, Eliphalet 268 

1686, Dec. 22, " " 475 

1669, " Thomas 156 

1686, May 27, Kellum, Robert 444 

1 68 1, Ketcham., Samuel 280 

1687, Apr. 29, Lewis, Jonathan 493 

Mill-pond Rights, See divisions of, . . , .219 



INDEX. 



56. 



1 68 1, June 30, Pjatt, Epenetiis 

1682, Dec. 23, " " 
1669, " Isaac 
1668, Powell, Thomas 



No date. 



Rogers, Jonathan 



1669, 
1687, 
1683, 
16S5, 
1687 
1687, 
1669, 
1687, 
1669, 
No 
1669, 
1681, 
1669, 

1669, 
i66g, 
1672, 



Sammis, John 
Apr. 14, Scidmore, John, Jr., 



Apr. 
Jan. 13, 
Apr 28, 
Sept. 26, 

Sept. 26, 

date, 

Feb. 4, 



Thomas 



Seudder, David 
" Jonathan 

" Thomas 

Soper, Henry- 



Teed, John 
Titus, Abial 
" Content 



i68i, Dec. 16, Udell, Philip 
1687, Apr. 29, " " 



No date: 
1669, 
1669, 

1669, 

1 68 1, June 30, 

1687, July 27, 



"Whitman, Joseph 
Whitson, Thomas 
Wicks, Thomas, Sr. 
Jr., 
Wood, Jonas 

" Jr. . 
" Joseph . 
" Samuel 



370 
353 
145 
128 

142 

363 

153 
491 

365 
4«3 
493 
505 
155 
505 
155 
397 
150 
284 
152 

151 
»53 
188 

329 
493 

308 
158 
'57 
159 
148 

305 
502 
502 



GENERAL INDEX. 



Asharoken. (or Ab^papam), sachem, 6 ; deeds, 20. 

Alder, Jonas, to make a rate 28. 

Andrews, Samuel, deed to, 15 ; mentioned, 74. 

Administration, estate Samuel Wheeler, 34 ; bond broken, 38 ; estate of Jona. 
than Porter, 36. 

Agreement, school teacher, 8 ; between John Scott and George Wood, con- 
veying land, 68 ; Epenetus Piatt and Samuel Wood, 83 ; Jonas Piatt and Thomas 
Townsend, 85 ; John Corey and Jonathan Lewis, building a house, 342 ; be- 
tween Huntington and Lloyd, fixing boundary Horse Neck, 1686,438 ; between 
John Adams and Jonathan Rogers concerning Saw mill, 510. ' 

Appeal, from verdict jury to Gov. and Council by Richbell in suit with Hun. 
tington, 78. 

Animals, recording sales of, 81 ; all anmials to be marked, 196 ; driven to Crab 
Meadow, 118. 

Assembly, in Huntington 1681, 315 ; at Southold 1683, delegates chosen. 372. 

Adams, Ireneus, witness, 328. 

Adams, John, grant of mill-stream. 334; agreement with Jonathan Rogers 
concerning saw mill, 510. 

Arnold, Isaac, Justice of the Peace, and orders a town meeting, 1685,418. 

Assessor, Mr. Wood, Thomas Powell and Isaac Piatt chosen 1687, 503 ; order 
Court Sessions concerning, 508 ; John Sammis. 377. 

Arbitration, concerning Walter Noakcs' land. 274 ; concerning Epenetus Piatt's 
land, 274 ; Jonathan Rogers with Jonathan Scudder, 243 ; concerning Jacob 
Walker's land, 274. 

Arthur, Robert, Richard Smith delivers land to, 517. 

Bailey, Alice, mentioned in deed, 65. 

Budd, John, mentioned as formerly owning land, 129 ; owner in No. 2 of the 

ten tarms, 187 ; owner in No. i of the ten farms, 194 ; given a lot provided he 

supply the town with his work as a blacksmith, 212 ; to have two hundred 

pound allotment, 227. 
Blackman, Samuel, a land-owner, 128. 
Bate, Jolin, see Betts. 

BettS, John, a laiul-owner, 154 ; record of lands on East Neck (South), 303. 
Bailey, Joseph, witness, 44 ; record of land 86 ; chosen to lay out land, 166 ; 

owner in No. 6 of the ten farms, 188 ; speech to the train band, 229 ; bond with 

Nicholas Smith, 347. 



INDEX. 563 

Baldwin, George, fenced land on Eaton's Neck, 62 ; deed from Thos. Math- 
ews, 64 ; patent of Eaton's Neck from Gov. Nicholls, 103 ; deed ot Platen's 

Neck to Alex, and Richard Bryan, 124 ; lease from John Scudder, 252. 

Benedict, Thomas, witness will, 8 ; chosen magistrate, 23 ; chosen magis- 
trate, 37 ; witness. 88. 

Brush, Richard, witness, 12 ; witness, 18 ; owner in No. 7 of the ten farms, 
188 ; arbitration concerning his land, 274 ; family record, 345 ; agreement with 
Nathaniel Williams, 434. 

Brush, Christopher, witness, 13. 

Brush, Goodman, to keep the ordinary, 28. 

Bond, Giles Smith to daughters Jonathan Porter, 36 ; James Mills to Jonas Wood, 
61 ; of Jonathan Scudder and Jonathan Rogers to abide arbitration, 244 ; Jona- 
than Lewis to Thomas Scidmore, 330 ; Nicholas Smith to Joseph Bailey, 347 ; 
Nicholas Smith to John Golding, 414 ; by John Matthews, Jr., and John Scid- 
more, Sen., in estate John Matthews, Sen., 475. 

Brush, Thomas, Sen., to lay out land, 46 ; to herd cattle on Horse Neck, 68 ; 
one of committee to confer with Marscpague Indians, 91 ; died, 166 ; his 
estate, 230. 

Brush, Thomas, Jr., owner in No. 10 of the ten farms, 188 ; owner in No. 8 
of the ten farms, 194 ; boundaries of land, 276 ; record of lands, 300. 

Boiindaries, to be shown by Chickinoe the Indian, 58 ; with Smithtown and 
order of Gov. Nicholls concerning, 170; settlement of territory, 176; contro- 
versy with Smithtown concerning, 179; order Court of Assize concerning suit 
with Smith, 197 ; further order in same suit, 199 ; Richard Smith's claim, 209 ; 
Huntington's protest, 210 ; final decree settling boundary with Smithtown, 212; 
of lands on East Neck (South), 301 ; with Oysterbay established by commis- 
sioners 1684, 399 ; of Horse Neck, 438. 

Baldwin's, Neck, sale of land to proprietors of forbidden, 90. (See Eaton's 
Neck.) 

Bryan, Alexander, deed from George Baldwin, 124 ; manorial grant to by 
Thomas Dongan, of Eaton's Neck, 1686, 451. 

Bryan, Richard, deed from George Baldwin, 124; record of land, 144; mano- 
rial grant to by Gov. Dongan, of Eaton's Neck, 1686, 451. 

Brotherton, William, record of lands, 155 ; family record, 324. 

Bunee, Thomas, deed of land at Crab Meadow, 169. 

Bryan, Mr., owner in No. 7 of the ten farms, 188. 

Bunce, Edward, accepted as a farmer on Crab Meadow Neck, 198. 

Brush, Rebecca, daughter of Thos. Brush, Sen., receives her share of his 
estate. 230. 

Brush, John, son of Thomas Brush, receives his share of the estate. 230 ; 
boundaries of land, 276 ; record of land on East Neck, South, 306. 

Brown, Sarah, marriage to Jonathan Scudder, 273. 

Betts, Richard, pledges his sloop Increase for his appearance at court, 291. 

Caumsett, Indian name Horse Neck, 4. 



564 INDEX. 

Corey. John, Town Clerk, 21 ; deed from Jonas Wood, 48; Recorder, 49; 
owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 188 ; owner in No. 10 of the ten farms, 194 ; 
chosen Recorder 1679, 243 ; umpire in arljitration between Jonathan Rogers and 
Jonathan Scudder, 244 ; Recorder 16S1, 31 1 ; agreement with Jonathan Lewis, 
342 ; sent as committee to Southold 1683, 359 ; family record, 376 ; commis- 
sioner 16S4, 390 ; inventory of his estate 1685, 435. 

ConkKn, Jeremiah, witness, 22. 

Connecticut, Town Meeting vote to join, 23. 

Charter, Dongan, 532. 

Chichester, James, sent as deputy to Hartford, 39 ; foot-path discontinued, 
40 ; one of a committee to decide who should settle, 41 ; to keep the ordinary, 
41, 46 ; Juryman, 42 ; to choose freemen, 45 ; dispute with James Mills, 70 ; 
chosen Constable, 118 ; record of his lands, 144 ; aided in laying out ten farms, 
and owner of fifth farm. 187 ; purchaser of meadow at sale, 339 ; chosen dele- 
gate to Southold, 372 ; chosen to agree on boundary between Huntington and 
Horse Neck, 438 ; family record, 461 ; employed to procure a patent, 484 ; 
chosen commissioner 1687, 488. 

Constable, fine for not serving, 41 ; John Lum chosen, 45 ; order against mow- 
ing South meadovirs, 72 ; Samuel Ketcham chosen, 1687, 488 ; James Chiches- 
ter and Thomas Scudder chosen, 118 ; Thomas Powell chosen, 334 ; Epenetus 
PI tt, 107 ; Isaac Piatt, 243, 335 ; Jonathan Rogers and Samuel Wcod, 166 ; 
John Rogers and John Teed, no ; Content Titus, 178 ; Abial Titus, 359, 389 ; 
Thomas Whitson, 360; Abial Titus, 519. 

Collector, (see Rates) ; Jonathan Scudder chosen, 389 

Cornell, Caleb, chosen to make a rate, 51. 

Curwlthy, Cal3b, mentioned, 53 ; mentioned, 72, 138, 142. 

Conquest, Edward, witness to deed, 54. 

Cole, George, deposition in suit, 87. 

Cornish, Benjamin, witness, 221. 

Cooly, Mr., a New York Attorney ; meadow sold to pay his bill, 470. 

Conklin, John, suit with Richbell, 59. 

Cow Harbor, mentioned, 105 ; mill to be built there, 207. 

Court of Sessions, held in Southampton 1684, 387. 

Com, Governor's order and a petition concerning price of, 114 ; price of regula- 
ted, 239. 

Crab Meadow, sale to certain persons prohibited, 90 ; mentioned, 104 ; all 
young cattle driven there, 118 ; people there not to be disturbed in their title, 

437. 
Conklin, Timothy, house lot, no ; owner in No. i of the ten farms, 187 ; 

family record, 483. 
Cranfield, Robert, to run his fence to the beach, 123 ; record of land, 146 ; 

owner in No. 2 of the ten farms, 187. 
Cartway, discontinued, 165 ; to be maintained, 434. 
Commissioners, Joseph Whitman, John Sammis and Isaac Piatt chosen 1683, 

359 ; men chosen, 389 ; James Chichester, John Ketcham and Isaac Piatt chosen 

1687, 488. 



INDEX. 



56= 



Division, of Necks, South Side, 18 ; in Kasterniost Neck (Suutli), 502. 

Deeds, See Index of Deeds. 

Deputies, meeting at Hempstead 1664, 58. 

Davis, John, contract with Abigail Sammis, 62 ; a l.rick-inaker and to sujiply 
tiic town with brick, 268. 

Davis, Samuel, deed from Caleb Wood, 66; deed, 71 ; (IlliI to John 1-incli, 98. 

Davis, Mary, wife Samuel Davis and witness, 87. 

Diekerson, John, witness. 88. 

Davis, Sarah, daugliterof John Davis, bound out as a servant, 275. 

Davis, Return, witness against Robert Ke hnn, 332. 

Dongan, Gov. Thomas, grant to James Lloyd, 419 ; grant to Alexander and 
Richard Bryan, 45 1 ; demands account of knd purchased of hidians and ices for 
new patent, 468 ; Town's letter to concerning the patent, 472 ; charter, 532. 

Este, Jeffrey, will 7. 

Este. Isaac, nanu'd in will of Jeffrey Este, 7. 

Eaton, Theophilus, deed, 42 ; certiticate of Indian deed, 49. 

Eaton's Week, deed by William and Hannah Jones to Rol)ert 5>cely, 42 ; cer- 
tificate that Indian deed given Theophilus Eaton, 49 ; suit between Huntington 
and Robert Seely, 62 ; sale of lands to proprietors of forbidden, 90 ; suit con- 
cerning title to, 86 ; patent by Gov. Nicholls to George Baldwin, 103 ; deed 
George Baldwin to Alexander and Richard Bryan. 124 ; deed by William Jones 
and Hannah Jones to Richard Bryan 403 ; manorial grant by Gov. Dongan to 
Alexander and Richard Bryan 1686,451; Lordships, Court Lect and Court 
Barron established, 451. 

Edsell, Samuel, witness, SS. 

Everett, John, to have two hundred pounds allotment, 227. 

East Week, (South), boundaries of the town lot, 301 ; regulations concerning 
divisions of, 302 ; boundaries of John Betts' lands, 303; boundaiy of Richard 
Brush's lands, 303 ; boundaries of Epenetus Piatt's lands 307: bnuiul.iries of 
Joseph Whitman's lands, 307. 

Estate, of Edward Higbee, 26; Edward Trcdwell, 33 ; Samuel \\ licv'cr, 35; 
Adam Whitehead, 309 ; Moses Scudder, 35S ; John Corey, 435 ; Ji<Iim Mat- 
thews, 474 ; bond for settlement John Matthew's estate, 475 ; Thomas Brush, 
230; Jeffrey Este, 7. 

Exchange of Land, between Samuel Ketcham and Nathaniel Williams, 500; 
Joseph Wood and Nathaniel Foster, 501 ; Stephen Jarvis and Samuel Griffui, 
241, 246 ; Jonathan Scudder and Edward Ketcham, 406 ; Thomas Scudder 
and Jacob Walker. 231. 

Family Records, of Samuel Titus, 260 ; John IngersoU, 267 ; William Broth- 
erton, 324 ; Isaac Piatt, 344 ; Richard Brush, 345 ; Thonias Brush, 305 ; John 
Corey, 376 ; John Wood, 378 ; Walter Noakes. 383 ; John Sanmiis, 3S4 ; Ben- 
jamin Scrivener, 395 ; John Green, 397 ; Samuel Ketcham, 415 525 ; Stejihcn 
Jarvis, 441 ; John Wicks, 445 ; James Chichester, 461 ; Jonathan Miller, 461 ; 
John Ketcham, 466 ; Timothy Conklin, 483 ; Jonas Wood, Jr., 503 ; Abial Ti- 
tus, 525 ; Jonathan Lewis, 525. 



566 INDEX. 

rinch, Goodman John, to fence "town plot," 47 ; deposition, 87 ; deed from 
Samuel Davis, 98 ; record of land, 159 ; owner in No. 8 of the ten farms, 188 ; 
owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 194 ; suit with Eliphalet Jones, 245 ; overseers 
attach and hold his property for his support, 354 ; died 90 years old, 1685, 432. 

Finch, Gabriel, deed to Epenetus Piatt, 82. 

Foster, Nathaniel, record of lands, 147 ; owner in No. 6 of the ten farms, 188 ; 
exchange of land with Joseph Wood, 501 ; his land in eastmost neck (South) ap- 
portioned, 502. 

Fines, by ToAvn Meetings, default Richard Latting to move cattle, 27, 28 ; 
for "drawing liquors " 28 ; not repairing highways, 30 ; for not gathering rates, 
34 ; for entertaining Richard Latting, 39 ; refusing office of constable, 41 ; not re- 
pairing fences, 45 ; for not giving in account of property, 52 ; for stray swine, 
55 ; fence viewers not serving, 66 ; against mowing South meadows, 72 ; for 
selling land to inhabitants Baldwin's Neck, 90 ; for not firing the woods, 112 ; 
for not attending Town Meeting, 112 ; for not driving cattle to Crab Meadow, 
118 ; for not cutting brush, 122 ; for cutting timber for pipe and barrel staves, 
131 ; for travelling on Sunday, 332. 

Fees, of Court officers. 34, 47 ; of officers, 325, 429, 432. 

Freemen, to be chosen by Jonas Wood and others, 45. 

Fences, ordered repaired and viewers chosen, 45 ; "Town plot" ordered fenced, 
47 ; Jonathan Rogers to view west fences, John Rogers and Henry Whitney 
the east fences, 66 ; the town to be fenced, 119 ; Town Meeting order to make, 
296. 

Fleet, Thomas, Capt. home lot, 109 ; chosen overseer, 166 ; owner in No, 8 
of the ten farms, 188 ; owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 194 ; appointed with 
five others to divide the old mill pond premises, 219 ; deputy to Assembly in 
Huntington, 315 ; mark for animals, 322 ; commissioner 1684, 389 ; employed 
to procure a patent, 484 ; chosen assistant commissioner 1687, 489 ; his lands in 
the eastermost neck (South) apportioned, 502 ; chosen to finish procuring patent 
1687, 504. 

Fires, Town Meeting order to burn woods, 11 1. 

Fleet, Thomas, Jr., son of Capt. Thomas Fleet married to "Esther Parat" 
1681, 322. 

Fort James, refusal to repair and reasons given, 163. 

Fort Huntington, given Mr. Jones for firewood, 273. 

Foster, Richard, pursued as a runaway by Simon Lobdale, 224. 

Gardner, Lyon, witness, 11 ; witness, 22. 

Gosby, John, conveys land to Jonas Mills, 52 ; went to get Wyandance deed 

for Huntington, but failed, 79. 
Gosby, Mary, wife John Gosby, 52. 
Gildersleeve. Richard, foreman of jury, 74. 
Gviscomquorom, Indian name for a south neck, 154. 
Green, J., owner in No. 7. of the ten farms, 188. 
Golding, John, in tax list 1673, 205. A son-in-law of Thomas Scidmore and 

his land described, 413. 



INDEX. 567 

Gmnt (or Quint) Roger, in tax list 1673, 205. 

Griffen, Samuel, exchange of land with Stephen Jarvis, Jr., 241, 24G ; given 

land to set a black-smith shop upon, 292 ; married Elizabeth Piatt, 414. 
Greese, T. M. regulation concerning, 286. 
Gates and bars, T. M. order to maintain, 296. 
Grand jury, chosen 1684, 390 
Grant Manorial, Gov. Thomas Dongan to James Lloyd ot Horse Neck, 1685, 

419 ; of Eaton's Neck by Dongan to Alexander and Richard IJry.m 1686, 451. 
Gray, Isaac, suit with Stephen Jarvis, 429. 
Grants at Town Meetings, See Index of Same. 

Hartford, deputies sent there. 39 ; names sent there for magistrates, 44. 

Harnett, Edward, deed to John Sammis, 44 ; to choose freemen, 45. 

Hartt, Moses, mentioned, 57. 

Hunt, Ralph, witness, 70. 

Holclsw^ortli, Jonas, school teacher's agreement, 8 ; chosen T'jwn Clerk. 23. 

Houldbrock, Richard, grantee in first purchase, i. 

Higbee, Edw^ard, law suit, 14 ; law suit 29 ; confession of having travelled on 

Sunday, 369 ; his land on Eastermost Neck (South) apportioned. 502. 
Horse Neck, deed of, 15 ; deed, 20; suit between Richlxrll and Conklin, 59 ; 

cattle to be driven there, 68 ; suit John Richbell vs Town of Huntington, 74 ; 

Nicholl's patent, 105 ; grant to James Lloyd, 419 ; boundary established, 438. 
Highw^ays, work on and fine, 30 ; foot-path discontinued, 40 ; waterings men- 
tioned, 174 ; over Mark Meggs mill-dam, 193 ; reserved ten rods wide, 259 ; 

Town Meeting order to make, 296 ; breadth of, 339. 
Hedges, Trustrum, land mentioned 98 ; mentioncf as former owner of hind 

confiscated and sold at an "out cry" to John Finch, 160 ; delinquent rate, 202. 
Hartt, Thomas, grantee in patent of Horse Neck, 105. 
Harnett, Jonathan, owner in No. 6 of the ten farms, 188 ; lands of. 419. 
Higbee, Thomas, employs Indians to kill whales, 295 ; suit with Sarah Griffen, 

325 ; confesses that he travelled on the Lord's Day, 369 ; chosen commissioner, 

470. 

Indians, conference with Marsepagues concerning land, 91 ; inliabitants of ten 
farms to satisfy, 196 ; Thomas Scidmore to fulfill his agreement with, 253 ; 
trouble with, 315 ; Capt. Thomas Fleet to satisfy, 296 ; to pay rent or move, 
393 ; vote to establish their line and men appointed, 440 ; town to give account 
of lands purchased of, 468 ; committee appointed to settle the bounds of n<jrth 
purchase, 472 ; receipt for Sumpwam's, 171. 

Ingersoll, John, mentioned. 169 ; family record, 267 ; administrator of Adam 
Whitehead, 309 ; banished from town for entertaining strangers, 482. 

Ireland, Thomas, witness 1677, 233. 

Imprisoned, men in New York for disloyalty, 334. 

Ingersoll, Simon, son of John Ingersoll, 267. 

Jackson, Henry, deposition in suit, 87. 



568 



INDEX. 



Jones, John, agrees to indemnify Richard Floyd against suits, 113; owner in 
No. ID of the ten farms, 188 ; owner m \'o. 8 of the ten farms, 194 ; mortgage 
trom Thomas Sisidmore, 278. 

Jones, Wido'wr Catherine, owner in No. 10 of the ten farms, 188 ; deed of 
millpond right to her children, 300 ; to have estate of Moses Scudder for her 
hfe, 387. 

Jones, Benjamin, owner in No. 6 of the ten farms, 194. 

Johnson, Moses, witness, 4. 

Johnson, Benjamin, bound apprentice to Thomas Whitson, 444. 

Jennings, Joseph, chosen marshal, 23. 

Jones, Thomas, employed to procure house for minister, 38 ; juryman, 42 ; 
grantee in patent to Huntington, 93 ; record of land, 156. 

Jarvis, Stephen, juryman, 42 ; to run his fence to the beach, 123; owner in 
No. 2 of the ten farms, 187 ; exchange of land with Samuel GrifTen, 241, 246; 
record of his land, 255 ; family record, 441 ; suit with Isaac Gray, 429 ; ar- 
rested, 432. 

Jones, "William, deed to Robert Seely, 42. 

Jones, Hannah, daughter Theophilus Eaton, 42. 

Jones, Rev. Eliphalet, rate levied for his support, 63 ; town meeting order 
tliat he be permanently engaged as minister, 218 ; the military company vote 
to have him as minister, 229 ; room for a 'studdy" provided for him, 229 ; suit 
with John Finch, 245 ; concerning his land, 372 ; rate ;i^50 per year to be col- 
lected 1687, 489. 

Keeossechoek, Sachem, deed, 11 ; deed, 12. 

Ketcham, John, a grantee in first patent to Huntington, 93 ; chosen overseer 
1683, 361 ; to run the Indian line, 440 ; f;T.mily record, 466 ; chosen commis- 
sioner 1687, 488. 

Ketcham, Samuel, owner of No i of the ten farms, 187; boundaries of his 
land, 280 ; family record, 415, 525 ; meadow sold to, 470 ; chosen cii:!>table 
1687, 488 ; exchange of land with Nathaniel Williams, 500. 

Ketcham, Edward, his sheep mark. 236 ; exchanges land witli Jonathan 
Scudder, 406. 

Kellum, Robert, fined for travelling on the Lord's day, 332 ; his lands, 444. 

Leather-sealer, Joseph \Miitman chosen, 359. 

Leverieh, Eleazer, witness, 49. 

Latting, Richard, the stocks, 23 ; banished, 27 ; entertainment denied, 39. 

Liquor License, Goodman Brush given, 28 ; James Chichester given, 41, 45 ; 

order of Gov. Dongan to collect excise, 436. 
Lord's Day, fine for travelling on, 332 ; confession of having travelled on, 369. 
Ludlam, WilHam, suit against Henry \Vhitney, 30 ; law suit, 32 ; chosen 

fence viewer, 45 ; deed to Mark Meggs, 100. 
Ludlam, Henry, deed to Nathaniel Foster, 73. 
Lane, Simon, mentioned, 69 ; witness, 103 ; ageeemcnt with Mark Mtggs, iii ; 

suit with Henry and Sarah Soper, 226. 



in'ih:x. 



569 



IiTim, John, witness, 13 ; sent as rkpiity to Ilartford, 39 ; one appointc.l U, .le- 
cide who sliould settle, 40 ; chusen constable, 44 ; to choose freemen. 45 ; of 
Fairfield, 99. 

Leverich, Rev. William, agreement, 19 ; agreement concerning mill, 31 ; 
one to decide who sh(j.ild settle. 40 ; attorney for Huntington, 75 ; a jjral^ee in 
first patent to Huntington, 93 ; nuntioned as having sold old mill to Ciidlam, 
100 ; vote conceriiiiig another minister. 166 ; rates to be gathered. 167. 

Lam (or Lom), order to seize his estate, 204. 

Lewis. Jonathan, sale of horse, 81 ; bond to Thom.i, S idmore, 330 ; receipt 
for his wife's portion of Adam Whitehead's estate, 310; agrees to Imild house 
for John Corey, 342 ; family record, 525. 

Layers out of land. Thomas Powell and Joseph Bailey for the ea^t en<l, and 
Richard Williams and Content Titus for the west end, 166. 

Lease, John Scudder to George Baldwin, 252 ; Thomas Scidmore to Joseph 
Whitman ,279. 

Lloyd, Jamas, manorial grant to 1 y Gov. IJongan 1685. 419 ; agreement with 
Huntington concerning the boundary. 438. 

Land to be recorded 46 ; sale prohibit( d. 90 ; those h:iviti r m -adow given lib- 
erty to purchase upland of Indians, 178; given .Samuel Grirfjn conditionally, 
240. 

Land Records, see index of same. 

Magistrates, Jonas Wood, 23; John Strickling, 23,37; William Smith, 37 ; 
Thf)mas Benedict, 23, 37 ; Robert Seely, J jnas Wood and Tho.iias Wicks nom- 
inated, 45 ; Mr. Jonas Wood, 185. 

Marsepague Gut, same as Merrick Gut, 371. 

Mathe^vs, Thomas, suit against Jonas Wood. 14; suit against Joanna Wood, 
41 ; deed to George Baldwin, 64. 

Mayo, Samuel, giantee in deed Horse Neck, 4 ; deed 20. 

Minister, rate levied for Mr. Jones, 63 ; Town Meeting,' vote that if Mr. Leverich 
left, another be obtained, 166 ; vote that constables and overseers procure a new 
minister, 200; Rev. Eliphalct Jo'ies invited to continue here, 218; 20 acres of 
land given him, 219 ; vote of train band in his favor, 229 ; rates Thomas Powell 
refused to pay, 308 ; concerning building a house for, 372 ; paid /■50 a year, 
393 ; jCS^ a year p ovided for, 489. 

Meadow, South, order against moving, 72 ; sold publicly by inch of candle, 338 ; 
at the harbor to be sold at an outcry, 1687, 505. 

Mill. Henry Soper to grind for the town, 98 ; old, sold by Ludlamto Meggs, 100; 
given by Meggs to town conditionally, 132 ; voted that the old mill-prind be let 
out and the mill discontinu:-d 173 ; deed Mark Me','gs to the town, 182 ; Town 
Meeting vote to look for new mill-site at Cow Harlxjr. 207 ; the constalile and 
overseers to send to Sou'liamjiton for a millwright, 218; agreement brt ween 
town and Jeremiah Smith concerning at Cow Harbir, 227 ; Jacob Walker's 
receipt of rate, 258 ; privilege of Cold Spring given John Robinson, 272 ; grant 
to John Adams of mill stream, 334 ; town offers Jeremiah Smith inducements to 
set up, 469 : agreement between Jonathan Rogers and John Adams concerning 
saw-mill, 510. 



570 



INDEX. 



Mills, James, Bought land of John Gosby, 52 ; bond to Jonas Wood, 61 ; 

suit with Jonas Wood, 65 ; ratifies conveyance Scott to Wood, 69. 
Mathews, John, deed to Thomas Wicks, 99 ; owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 
188 ; owner in No. 10 of the ten farms, 194 ; died 1686, 474 ; inventory of 
goods, 474 ; bond given to secure settlement of estate, 475. 
Military, election of ofhcers, 1668, 114 ; bill of expenses of soldiers under Capt. 

Suydam, 1687,506. 
Manor of Eaton, created, 451. 
Manor of Queens Village, created, 419. 
Money, corn, pork, wheat, etc., pass for, 161 ; produce to pass for and value 

fixed, 239. 
Marken, Daniel, witness to Indian deed, 171. 
MeggS, Avis, wife of MarkMeggs, 174. 

MeggS, Mark, deposition in suit, 13 ; to grind com at his mill, 109 ; agreement 
with Simon Lane, III ; bond for appearance at court, 120 ; give mill to the town 
conditionally, 132 ; mill conveyed to Thomas Fleet, Jonas Wood, Thomas 
Powell, Isaac Piatt and Jonathan Rogers for the town, 182; his pay for mill 
provided for by tax, 184 ; suit with Sarah Soper, 185 ; suit with Henry Soper, 
185 ; owner in No. 8 of the ten farms, 188 ; dedicates his mill dam for a high- 
way, 193.; owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 194 ; settles in Sti'atford, Conn., 
208. 

Mathews, , owner in No. 7 of the ten farms, 194. 

Marks, on John Sannnis's animals, 80 ; all animals to be marked, 196 ; sheep 
marks of Jonathan Scudder, Joseph Wood, Thomas Whitsou and Edward 
Ketchanij 236 ; on Thomas Fleet's animals, 322 ; animals of Joseph Vail, 449. 
Mitchell, John, in tax list 1673, 205 ; mentioned as a carpenter, 221. 
Mill-pond, the site of old mill-pond divided into four parts, 219 ; conveyances of 
mill-pond right ; Nathaniel Foster to Richard White, Jonathan Rogers to 
Richard White, 220. 

Matthews, John, Jr., "Victualer," 249. 

Meeting-house brook. Rev. Eliphalet Jones given land near, 260. 
Meeting-house, rate for buildmg, 262. 
Mortgage, Thomas Scidmore to John Jones, 278. 

Marriage, Jonathan Scudder to Sarah Brown, 1680, 273 ; Thomas Fleet, Jr., to 
Esther Parot, 322 , Joseph Wood to Eunice Jarvis, 328 : Samuel Griffin to 
Elizabeth Piatt, 414 : Jonathan Miller to Mary Teed, 433. 
Mill-stone brook, at West Neck, 296. 
Miller, Jonathan, man led Mary Teed, 433 ; family Record, 461. 

Naehequetaek, river at Cold Spring, i. 

Nicholls, Gov. Richard, order that Huntington have the 3 necks (South)^ 
58 ; decides suit between Richbell aud Conklin, 59 ; grant to Huntington 1666, 
92 ; grant to Geo. Baldwin of Eaton's Neck, 1667, 103 ; patent to Sylvester and 
others of Horse Neck, 105. 

Waibour, James, mentioned, 178. 

Ifaibour, Martha, bought the old parsonage, to pay in salt, 186. 



INDEX. 571 

Noakes, Walter, arbitration concerning his land, 274. 

Opeatkontycke, river, 2. 

Ogdan, Richard. Indian deed, 19 ; mentioned, 57. 

Osborn, "William, deed from George Wood, 70. 

Overseers, first mention of and order by, 72 ; in 1667, Thos. Scidmore. Joseph 
Whitman, John Rogers and John Teed, iii ; order against cutting timlx;r, 131 ; 
chosen 1682 Epenetus Piatt and James Smith, 334 ; Thomas Powell. 178 ; Isaac 
Piatt, 178 ; Jonathan Rogers, 243 ; Abial Titus, 381 ; Richard Williams, 243. 

Opassiun, Chief of Marsepague Indians and son of Tackapausha, 370. 

Pipestaves, liberty to cut, 30. 

Porter, Elizabeth, 36. 

Porter. Eunice, ^6. 

Porter, Jonathan, estate of, 36. 

Porter, Mary, 36. 

Powell, Thomas, nine years with Thos. Mathews, 42 ; deed by John Westcott. 
56 ; attorney for Thomas Mathews. 64 ; Recorder, 73 ; record of lands, 1 28 ; 
chosen to lay out land, 166 ; made guardian for Thomas Whitson, 168 ; chosen 
overseer 1671, 178 ; Recorder 1672, 182 ; owner in No. 5 of the ten farms, 188 S 
refused to pay minister's rates, 308 ; chosen constable 1682, but refused to serve, 
334 ; commissioner 1684, 390 ; to run Indian line, 440 ; appointed to meet 
agents of Gov. Dongan, 468 ; chosen committeeman to go to Southampton, 
469 ; sent to New York to answer Governor's letter, 470 ; power given to act 
for town in dispute with Gov. Dongan, 470 ; committee to settle bounds of 
north purchase with Indians, 472 ; employed to procure a patent, 484 ; chosen 
assistant commissioner 1687, 489 ; chosen assessor, 503 ; chosen to finish pro- 
curing patent, 504. 

Piatt, Epenetus, chosen constable, 107 ; owner in No, 4 of the ten farms, 187 ; 
arbitration concerning liis land, 274 ; record of lands East Neck (South). 307 ; 
imprisoned for disloyalty, 334 ; sent with petition to governor 340 ; land laid 
out for, 353 ; chosen delegate to Southold, 372 ; to make assessment list, 377 • 
Town Treasurer 1684, 389 ; Commissioner, 390 ; Justice of the Peace 1686, 443. 

Piatt, Isaac, messenger to Hartford, 44; to lay out land. 46; to gather rate 
tor support of Rev. Mr. Jones, 63 ; grantee in patent to Huntington. 93 ; record 
of land, 145 ; chosen overseer 1671, 178 ; owner in No. 7 of the ten farms. 188; 
chosen constable 1679, 243 ; deputy to assembly in Huntington. 315 ; impris- 
oned for disloyalty. 334 ; chosen constable. 335 ; commissioner, 359 ; delegate 
to Southold, 372 ; family record, 344 ; commissioner, 390 ; chosen to run 
boundary line with Oysterbay 1684, 399 ; Recorder 1685, 435 : one of commit 
tee to agree with Lloyd as to boundary, 438 ; appoin ed to meet agents Gov. 
Dongan, 468 ; sent to New York to answer governor's letter. 470 ; power given 
to act for town in controversy with Gov. Dongan, 470 ; employed to procure a 
patent. 484 ; his bill for expenses concerning the patent, 484 ; chosen commis- 
sioner 1687, 4S8 ; letter to Mr. Graham concerning p.atent 1687, 402 ; chosen 
assessor, 503 ; chosen to finish procuring patent, 504 ; chosen commissioner, 519. 



572 INDEX. 

Parsonage, house to be provided, 38 ; house built for Mr. Leverich, 51 ; ruins 
of the old disposed of, 186, 469. 

Piatt, Jacob, owner in No. 7 of the ten farms, 194. 

Page, John, in tax list 1673, 205. 

Parot, Esther, married to Thomas Fleet, Jr., 322. 

Pahner, Judge John, his salary, 434 ; T. M. order to take him in as a pat- 
entee, 472 ; T M. vote he be not admitted as patentee, 489 ; taken in as trustee 
in patent conditionally 1687, 499 

Patent, to Huntington, 1666, 92 ; NichoU's patent to Baldwin of Eaton's Neck, 
103 ; to Sylvester and others of Horse Neck, 105 ; Dongan to Ll:^yd of Horse 
Neck 1685, 419; to Bryan of Eaton's Neck 1686, 451 ; vote not to give up 
NichoU's patent to Huntington, 440 ; Gov. Dongan demands fee for, 468 ; 
vote to treat for a new patent, to give ;^20 for it, and 20s. quit-rent, 471 ; those 
not paying rates for to have their land sold, 484 ; agents sent to procure 1687, 
484 ; town rate made for procuring, 485 ; inquiries made about it 1687, 491 ; 
letter Isaac Piatt to Mr. Graham concerning 1687, 492 

Queens Village, manorial grant of to James Lloyd, 419. 

Quit-rents, order of Gov. Dongan to collect, 436 ; vote to pay 20s., 471. 

Rates, to be made for school and premium on wolf's ears, 28 ; Caleb Cornell 
and Thomas Scidmore to make^ 51 ; inhabitants to assess their own property, 
52 ; levied for support of Rev. Mr. Jones, 63 ; to be made for driving young 
cattle to Crab Meadow, 118; for Mr. Leverich to be gathered, 167 ; list taxes 
for county purposes 1673, 204 ; constables, overseers and others to make, 1679, 
242 ; Turk's rate, 254 ; Trustrum Hedges delinquent, 262 ; for building meet- 
ing-house, 262 ; Thomas Powell refuses to pay minister rate, 308 ; warrant for 
county asse-.-sment list, 377 ; delinquents in paying Turk's rate, 384 ; to pay 
judge's, 474 ; John Wickes chosen collector of, 1687, 489 ; see Taxation. 

Record of land, see Index Records of Lands. 

Raseokan, Sagamore of Mattinecocks, deed by, i ; deed, 4 ; deed, 20, 43, 49. 

Rogers, William, grantee in Indian deed, 6 ; Indian deed, 19. 

Rioncom, sachem, deed, 20. 

Richbell, John, witness, 20; suit against John Conklin, 59 ; suit against Town 
of Huntington, 74 ; sold right of drift whales to Isaac Nicholls, 246. 

Rogers, Jonathan, chosen rate gatherer, 34 ; fence viewer, 45, 66 ; record of 
lands, 142 ; chosen constable, 1 66 ; helped lay out the ten farms and owner in 
third farm, 187 ; defendant in trial, 210 ; appointed with five others to divide 
the old mill pond premises, 219 ; chosen overseer, 243 ; arbilraiion with Jona- 
than Scudder, 243 ; lands laid out for, 363 ; agreement with John Adams con- 
cerning saw-mill, 510. 

Rider, John, attorney for Richbell, 74 ; attorney for Huntington, 86. 

Rogers, John, fenc . viewer, 66 ; chosen constable, no; deposition in suit, 
1676, at that time 36 years old, 226 ; a brickmaker, 249. 

Rogers, Ann, mentioned as "widow Rogers," 99 ; mentioned in deed, 190. 

Race, Johan-is, in tax list 1673, 205. 



INDEX. 5^3 

Robinson, John, given mill privilege at Cold Spring, 272 : .leposition concern- 

ing trouble vvitli Indians, 317. 
Robinson, Jane, deposition concerning trouble with Indian-.. 517. 

Sammis, John, deed from Edward Ihirnet, 44 ; brands on animals, 80 ; rec- 
ord of lands, 153 ; owner in the fust of the ten farms, 187 ; chosen commission- 
er. 359 ; to make assessment list, 377 ; to run the Indiui line, 440 ; chosen com- 
missicjner, 519. 
Sampson, Latimer, grantee in patent of Horse Neck, 105. 
Schools, Jonas Holdsworth teacher, 8 ; a rate for, 28. 
Seudder, Henry, 8 ; will of, 32 

Seudder, Jonathan, 8; in will of Henry Seudder, 32 ; deed from William 
Usborn, 71 ; record of la:ids, 155 ; his sheep mark, 236 ; arbitration with lona- 
than Rogers, 243 ; marriage to Sarah lirown, 273 ; deed from Catherine Jonc-s 
of old mill-pond right, 299 ; record of land, 397 ; chosen collector, 3S9 ; ex- 
changes land with Edward Ketcham, 406 ; town lands sold to, 466 ; calletl en- 
sign, 506. 

Strickland, John, witness, 12 ; witness, 13 ; chosen magistrate, 2^ ; chosea 
magistrate, 37 ; deed to Gabriel Einch, 54 ; deed to Jonas Wood, 84. 

Smith, Bartholomew, Tr.diandeed, 19. 

Sutten, George, a landowner, 126. 

Sutten, Mary, trial of, 25. 

Sylvester, Nathaniel, grantee in Horse Neck patent, 105. 

Seudder, Thomas, suit with Edward Higbee, 29 ; to prosecute bond of Moses 
Wheeler, 38 ; fence viewer, 45 ; deposition m suit, 97 ; chosen constable, 118: 
record of land, 150; owner in No 2 of the ten farms, 187; exchanges land with 
Jacob Walker, 231 ; boundariesof his land, 284. 

Serine, to be herded, 55 ; Town Meeting order concerning, 1687, 490. 

Scott, John, Capt., Town Meeting resolution r.ot to obey his orders, 57 ; agree- 
ment with George Wood, 68. 

Seudder, Catherine, wife of Henry Seudder, 32. 

Sammis, Abigail, contract with John Davis, 62. 

Seudder, Moses, son of Henry Seudder, 32 ; deed from Catherine Jones of 
old mill-pond right, 300 ; estate, 358 ; confession of travelling on Sunday, 369. 

Seudder, David, son of Henry Seudder, 32 ; record of lands, 155 ; deed 
from Catherine Jones of old mill pond right, 300 ; record of laml, 505. 

Seudder, Mary, daughter of Henry Seudder, 32. 

Seudder, Rebecca, daughter of Henry Seudder, 32. 

Smith, William, appraiser, 33 : chosen ma>,'istrate, 37. 

Sumpwam, Lidian receipt for, 171. 

Smith, Giles, bond, 36. 

Seudder, John, witness in suit Richbell vs. Huntington, 74 ; lease to George 
Baldwin, 252; boundaries of his lanil, 285. 

Seely, Robert, the boat sent to bring him, 38 ; deed from William Jones, 43 ; 
to choose freemen. 45 : suit with Huntington for Eaton's Neck, 61 : suit with 
Huntington, 86 ; a grantee in first patent to Huntington, 93. 



574 INDEX. 

Simmons, John, an attorney for Hempstead, 42. 

Smith, Thomas, mentioned in deed, 55. 

Smith, Nicholas, a carpenter, bond with Joseph Bailey, 347 ; bond to John 
Goldini^, 414. 

Suits, Huntington against Oysterbay, 58 ; Richbell vs. Conklin, 59 ; Town of 
Huntington vs. Robert Seely, 61 ; Jonas Wood vs. James Mills, 65 ; John Rich- 
bell vs. Town of Hv-ntington, 74 ; inhabitants of Huntington vs. Robert Seely, 
86; Mnrk Meggs vs. Sarah Soper, 119; Samuel Hagkurne vs. Wood, 160; 
Mark Meggs vs. Sarah Soper, 185 ; Henry Soper and Mark Meggs, 185 ; order 
Court of Assize for rehearing case of Richard Smith vs. Huntington, 197 ; fur- 
ther order in same suit, 199 ; Walter Noakes vs. Louis Mott, 202 ; Richard Smith 
vs. Huntington, 209 ; protest of Huntington to Smith, 210 ; Thomas Scuddcr 
and Edward Higbee, assault, 210 ; Richard Smith vs. H.iiitington, final decree, 
212 ; Simon Lane, vs. Henry Soper and wife, robbing orchard, 226 ; Eliphalet 
Jones vs. John Finch, 245 ; Thomas Higbee vs. Sarah Griffen, 325 ; Thomas 
Fleet vs. Richard Betts, 291 ; Richard White vs. Richard Betts, 320 ; prosecu- 
tion of Robert Kellum, 332 ; Isaac Gray vs. Stephen Jarvis, 429. See Trials. 

Sharp, Mr., attorney for Robert Seely, 87. 

Scidmore, Thomas, guardian, 27 ; to make a town rate, 28, 45, 51 ; deposi- 
tion, 87 ; a grantee in first patent to Huntington, 93 ; described as blacksmith, 
179 ; owner in No. 5 ot the ten farms, 187 ; chosen to complete agreement with 
Indians, and to pay money, 253 ; bond given by Jonathan Lewis, 330 ; mort- 
gage to John Jones, 278 ; lease to Joseph Whitman, 276 ; land laid out for, 365 ; 
record of land, 505. 

Soper, Henry, Town Meeting grant, 97 ; record ot land, 152 ; suit with Mark 
Meggs, 185 ; owner in No. i of the ten farms, 194 ; suit with Simon Lane, 226. 

Stocks, 23 ; Sarah Soper to sit in, 119. 

Soper, Sarah, sentenced to sit in stocks, 119; to receive fifteen stripes, 185 ; 
suit with Simon Lane, 226. 

Simpson, Mary, concerning her lands, 386. 

Soper, Richard, to have Mary Simpson's lands, 386. 

Smithtown, order Gov. Nicholls concerning, 170 ; settlement of the ten farms, 
176 ; concerning the boundary, 179. 

Smith, Jeremiah, agreement with town concerning Cow Harbor mill, 227 ; to 
run the Indian line, 440 ; town desires him to build a mill, 469. 

Smith, James, grand juryman, 390. 

Sammis, Abigail, wife of John Sammis, and Sarah Davis bound out to her as 
servant, 275. 

Sale, Public, of meadow by inch of eandle, 338 ; of land at an "out-cry," 466. 

Scrivener, Benjamin, family record, 395. 

Sheep, Town Meeting regulation concerning, 285. 

Scidmore, John, Sen., appraiser, 474. 

Tackapousha, Chief of Marsepage Indians. 18 

Trials, Matthews, Wood and Higbee, 13 ; Thomas Scudder vs. Edward Higbee, 

29 ; William Ludlam vs. Henry Whitney, damages, 30 ; same trespass, 31 ; 

Thomas Mathews vs. Jonas Wood, 41 ; See Suits. 



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To-wn Meeting Grants, See Index of same. 

Tredw^ell, Edwrard, appraiser, 26 ; his will, 33 ; mentioneil 138. 

Tillott, John, appraiser, 26. 

Titus, John, appraiser, 33. 

Titus, Samuel, juryman, 42 ; witness, 88 ; helped lay out ten farms and 
owner in third farm 187 ; children of, 260 ; imprisoned for disloyalty, 334 ; 
chosen townsman, 470. 

Titus, Content, witness, 44 ; chosen to lay out land, 166 ; chosen constable, 
1671, 178; owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 188 ; record of his lands, 1672, 188 ; 
agreement with Edward Bunce, 191 ; owner in No. ID of the ten farms, 194. 

Titus, Abiel, witness, 49 ; record of land, 153 ; owner in No. 9 of the ten farms, 
188 : to beat the drum, 191 ; owner in No. 10 of the ten farms, 194 ; chosen 
constable, 359 : chosen overseer. 1683, 361 ; constable, 1684, 389 ; a commis- 
sioner to run boundary line between Huntington and Oyster Bay, 1684, 399 ; 
chosen constable, 1688, 519 ; family record, 525. 

Tredwell, John, mentioned, 69. 

Titus, Edwrard, juryman, 74. 

Teed, John, chosen constable, no ; record of lands and conveyance from 
Eleazer LevOrich, 151 ; owner in No. 6 of the ten farms, 188. 

Ten farms, town divided into, for purpose of settling lands east of Cow Harlxir, 
176 ; laid out by James Chichester, Samuel Titus, Jonathan Rogers and Joseph 
Bailey, 187 ; settlement of with families, 193 ; bond given to occupy, 194 : set- 
tlers to pay expenses of suit with Smith and regulations concerning, 196 ; those 
turned off to have land elsewhere, 214. 

Taxation, rate of 1673, 204 ; estates in Huntington valued ^■6,298, i6s., 8d.. 
1685,385; tax levied by Gov. Dongan and Council, (1688,) 526. See Rates. 

Train band, vote tor a minister, 229. 

Treasurer, Town, Epenetus Piatt chosen, 1684, 389. 

Turk's Rate, list of persons in default, 254 ; list of deUnquents, 384. 

Turf and Twig, delivery by, 390. 

Underhill, John, Capt. witness, 75 ; executes writ putting RichlK-1! in posses- 
sion of Horse Neck, 79. 
Udell, Philip, in tax list 1673, 205 ; boundary of his land, 329 ; appraiser, 474. 

"Vessel, seized by order of C.ov. Andross, 245. 
Vail. Joseph, his animal mark, 449. 

Williaras, Robert, grantee in first purchase, i ; witness, 76. 

Wood, Jonas, grantee in Eastern purchase deed, 6 ; witness will, 8 ; grantee of 
five necks, 10; deed Half Neck, 12, 19; chosen magistrate, 23 ; chosen to 
decide who should settle, 40 ; name sent to Hartford for magistrate and chosen 
freeman, 45 : deed to John Corey, 48 ; deed from John Strickland, 84 ; a 
grantee in first patent to Huntington, 93 : owner in No. 4 of the ten farms. 187; 
imprisoned for disloyalty, 334 ; called a lieutenant, 506. 

"Wright, Peter, grantee in deed Horse Neck, 4 ; deed 20. 



576 INDEX. 

Whitehead, Daniel, grantee in first purchase, l ; grantee in deed Horse Neck, 
4 ; deed, 20. 

Wood, Jonas, Mr. bond to by James Mills, 6i ; suit with James Mills, 65 ; 
record of his land and described as son of Edmond Wood, dcc'd, 148 ; Justice of 
the Peace, 1672, 185 ; owner in No. 5 of the ten farms, 187 ; chosen assessor, 

503- 

Wicks, Thomas, grantee in Indian deed, 6 ; Indian deed. 19 ; appraiser, 26 ; 
employed to procure house for minister, 38 ; one appointed to decide who should 
settle, 40 ; juryman, 42 ; to choose freemen, 45 ; to lay out land, 46 ; to gather 
rate for Rev. Mr Jones, 63 ; deposition in suit, 87 ; a grantee in first patent to 
Huntin'Tton, 93 ; deed from John Mithewi. 99 ; record of lands, 157 ; owner in 
No. 7 of the ten farms, 188 ; ran boundary line between Huntington and Richard 
Smith, 213; imprisoned for disloyalty, 334; Grand Juryman, 390 ; called a 
sergeant, 50b. 

Whales, foreigners prohibited trom killing, 178 ; killimg regulated, 179 ; right 
of drift on South beach bought by John Finch, 246; Thomas Higbee employs 
Indians to kill, 295. 

Wyandance, Sachem of ^lontauk, deed, 11 ; deed, 12 ; deed, 15 ; deed, 16 ; 
deed, 21. 

Whitehead. Adam, estate 309. 

Whitney, Henry, grantee in Indian deed, 16, 19: law-suit, 30; law-suit, 32; 
fence-viewer, 66. 

Wolf, rate for those killed, 28 ; town to keep two wolf-pits, 238 ; account ot 
those killed, 384. 

Webb, Goodman, work on mill, 31. 

Wood, Joanna, suit with Mathews, 41. 

Will, Jeffrey Este, 7 : Edward Hi^bce, 26 ; Henry Scudder, 32. 

White, Richard had a home lot, 328. 

Waters, Anthony, Clerk of Court of Sessions, 84. 

Wood, Edmund, mentioned as the father of Mr. Jonas Wood, 149. 

Wheeler, Moses, administrator, 35. 

Wheeler, Samuel, estate of, 35. 

Williams, Richard, juryman, 42 ; chosen to lay out land, 166 ; owner in No. i 
of the farms, 187 ; chosen overseer. 1679, 243. 

Walker, Zachariah, witness to deed. 55. 

Wood, Jeremiah, given leave to be an inhabitant, 63. 

Wood, Caleb, mentioned, 57 ; deed to Samuel Davis, 66 ; to herd the cattle on 
Horse Neck, 68 ; deed to Samuel Davis, 71. 

Wood, George, agreement with John Scott, 68 ; conveys land to William 
Osborn, 70. 

Whitman, Joseph, to herd eattle on Horse Neck, 68 ; deposition, 87 ; owner 
in first of the ten farms, 187; ordered to appear before the governor, 245; 
boundary lands East Neck, 308 : lease from Thomas Scidmore, 279 ; chosen 
commissioner and leather sealer, 359 ; cho.sen grand juryman, 390 ; signed 
agreement fixing boundary with Horse Neck, 438 ; chosen commissioner, 519 ; 
chosen leather- sealer, 520. 



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Wattles, Richard, mentioned, 72 ; mentioned as land-owner, ,23. ,C2 

Whetmore William, mentioned, 71. • o. 3 • 

Westc'ott, John, deed to Thomas Powell, 56. 

Winght, Nicholas, witness, 76 ; witness, 88. 

Wood, Samuel agreement with Kpenetus Piatt, 83 ; chosen constable. ,66 • 

Zed "'o^" '' ''" ^"'""' '^^ ' '"'' '""'^ '" ""''"'•"' '""^ <-^""^'') =^PP-- 

Wright, Anthony, witness, 88. 
Wicks, Thomas, Jr., record of lands, 159. 
Whitson, Henry, died, 1669, 168 
Williaxns, Nathaniel, ageeement with Richard Hrnsh 434 ; exchange of land 

^Mth Samuel Ivctcham. 500. *^ 

Whitson, Thomas, owner in Xo. 4 of the ten farms, 187 ; his sheep mark 2x6- 

Wicks John, mentioned, 148 ; owner in No. 4 of the ten farn,s. 187 • took 

vote for assemblyman to Setaaket, 385 ; family record, 445. 
Whitney, W., mentioned,as former landowner. 150. 
Ward, Richard, in tax list 1673, 205. 
Walker, Jacob, exchange of land with Thos. Scudder, 231 ; receipt for mill- 

rate, 258 ; arbitration concerning his land, 274. 
Wood, Joseph, his sheep mark, 236 ; a cooper, ordered to make "foot and 
horse way, ' 296 ; to run his fence into the harbor, 297 ; married to Kunice 
Jarvis, 1681, 328; exchange of land with Nathaniel Foster, 501 ; his land m 
eastniost neck (South) apportioned, 502. 
Wood, John, chosen cask-gauger, 360, 520 ; family record, 378 
Wood, Jonas, Jr., record of land of. 305 ; appoints on commiltee to settle 

bounds of north purchase with Indians, 472 ; family record. 503. 
Wigwam Swamp, at Cold Spring, 322. 



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ERRATA. 



Page 4, heading "Deed to Daniel Mayo," etc., should be Samuel Mayo and 
others. 

Pages 94, 116, deed Samuel Davis to John Finch, duplicated. 

Page 142, deed Jonas Wood to Jonathan Rogers, should be dated 1683, April 2. 
(Taken from Deeds, Vol. I, pp. 133-4.) 

Page 171, receipt for Sumpwam's dated 1670, Dec. 2, should be 1690, and 
should have come in the next volume. 

Page 192, deed Henry Soper to Jonathan Rogers, should be referenced, (File 
No. 69, A.) 

Page 231, exchange of land by Thomas Scudder and Jacob Walker, date should 
be 1677 instead of 1667. 

Pages 500, 520, two abstracts of deeds, intended for the second volume, inad- 
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