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HUNTINGTON 

TOWN RECORDS, 



INCLUDING 



BABYLON, 



LONG ISLAND, N. Y. 

1688 1775. 

WITH 

INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND INDEX 

BY 

CHARLES R. STREET. 



VOLUME IL 



TRANSCRIBED, COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY 

AUTHORITY AND AT THE EXPENSE 

OF THE TWO TOWNS. 



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Copyright, 1888, by 
THE TOWNS OF HUNTINGTON AND BABYLON, NEW YORK. 



^ iimnsfe) 

OCT 12 1915 



The "Long Islandeb" Pbint ! 
huntington, l. i. 



Copy of Resolutions. 



Passed at the Annual Meeting of the Electors of the 

'''own of Huntington, N. Y., April 5th, 1887. 

Resolved, That the publication of the Town records be 

ontinued by the Committee appointed at the last Town 

leeting, and that the sum of five hundred dollars be and 

: ereby is appropriated for the purpose of continuing the 

I ublication of such records, and that the Supervisor cause 

* le said sum to be inserted in the next tax warrant, to be 

aised and paid over by the Collector to the Supervisor, 

) be drawn on the order of the said Committee. 

Resolved, That the Committee on piiblication of Town 

. icords deliver the printed copies of the first volume to 

the Supervisor, and that the same behold t)y or under the 

supervision of the Supervisor at one dollar and fifty cents 

per volume, the proceeds, or so much thereof as may be 

necessary, to be applied by him to the continuation of the 

work, except that one copy may be furnished gratuitously 

to each Town Clerk in Suffolk County, one to the County 

Clerk, one to the Suffolk County Historical Society, one 

to the Long Island Historical Society, one to the State 

Library at Albany, and two to the Congressional Library 

at Washington, D. C. 

Resolved, That the electrotype plates of the first volume 
of Huntington Town Records be delivered by the Com- 
mittee on Publication into the care and custody of the 
Town Clerk. 



iv RESOLUTIONS. 

Town Clerk's Office, ) 

Huntington, Suffolk County, N. Y. f 

I hereby certify that the foregoing are true copies of Resolu- 
tions passed at the annual Town Meeting held in Huntington, 
April 5th, 1887, recorded on page 152, Vol. IV. of Town Meet- 
ings in my office. 



Philip Pearsall, 

Town Clerk, 



November 22, 1887. 



Town Clerk's Office, ) 
Babylon, Suffolk Co., N. Y. \ 

I hereby certify that at the annual Town Meeting held in 
and for the town of Babylon, on the 5th day of April, 1887, the 
sum of five hundred dollars was appropriated for publication 
of old town records. 

Joseph A. Moore, 

Town Clerk. 
December i, 1887. 



Town Clerk's Certificate. 



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

Philip Pearsall, 

Town Clerk. 
November 22, 1887. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The first volume of these records closed at 1688, thirty- 
five years after the first settlement of the town, and this 
volume continues the records from 1688 to 1776. The 
same plan adopted in the first volume, of printing the pa- 
pers without regard to their subject matter, in the exact 
order of their date, has been adhered to in this volume. 
All material papers, within the dates above mentioned, have 
been included except private deeds later than 1700, (the 
volumes containmg them being in a fair state of preserva- 
tion) and two written volumes entitled respectii'ely " Grants 
by Town Trustees" and "Surveys of Trustees' Grants." 
These latter are important records, being brief statements 
and descriptions of parcels of land granted by the town 
trustees between 1694, when trustees were first chosen, 
and about 1750, and they are the source of the individual 
title to nearly every farm and parcel of land in the present 
towns of Huntington and Babylon, but they have been 
omitted because it has been deemed by the Committee 
best that they should be printed in a separate book, un- 
mixed with other records. All other proceedings of the 
Trustees of the town have been included down to 1776. 
The rule adopted in the first volume, of strictly following 
the spelling, punctuation and capitalization, in the manu- 
script record, has been adhered to in this, and at the foot 
of every paper will be found a reference in italics showing 
the book, page, or number of the file, where the original 
record may be found, and the carefully prepared index at 
the end of^the volume will enable any particular paper to 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

be readily found. The selection and arrangement of the 
material and preparation of the index has been a work of 
much labor. 

At the period of the opening of this second volume great 
changes had taken place since the first white men came 
here. About all who at the first settlement were old had 
passed away ; those who were in the prime of life had be- 
come old, and the children of the pioneers had now come 
to be men and women. As those who have perused the 
first volume will have seen, the Indian title had been extin- 
guished to the necks of land on the north and south sides 
of the town, and to much of the territory inland ; the title 
had been confirmed by the Colonial Governors, and after 
many exciting controversies and vigorously contested law- 
suits with neighboring towns and settlements, the bound- 
aries of the town had been in a great measure settled. The 
people no longer dwelt in closely guarded habitations con- 
fined to the vicinity of the " town spot," but had gone out 
to the remotest parts of the town and built up homes, 
founded settlements, made clearings, erected fences, plant- 
ed orchards and cultivated fields of considerable extent. 
There were at least four flour mills in operation, two or 
three saw mills, several tanneries, one or more brickyards, 
a town dock, a town school, a town church, and a fort and 
depository for arms and ammunition. More or less small 
vessels sailed out and in the harbors, some running to ports 
on the Sound, and some to the West India Islands, taking 
out barrel staves, pork and other provisions, and bringing 
back sugar, molasses, rum and sack. 

Quite a vigorous military organization existed, and the 
train bands were regularly drilled and on duty ready for 
any emergency. The Duke's Laws were still in force and 
minor offences were punished by confinement in the stocks, 
aud whipping posts existed, but were rarely used. A 
County organization had taken the place of the old scheme 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

,of "ridings" and taxes were regularly assessed and col 
lected. A tax list, printed near the beginning of this vol- 
ume, gives the names ol all the property owners in the 
town at this period, 1688, and discloses many names new 
to the town. 

This time is memorable in history as the period of the 
English revolution of 1689, involving the overthrow of 
James II., the accession of William and Mary to the throne, 
and the establishment of a popular Assembly in the Col- 
ony of New York ; and in this connection it will be noticed 
that the first volume of the Huntington records ends at the 
beginning of the English revolution and the second volume 
at the beginning of the great American Revolution, histor- 
ical epochs which make a convenient division of the work. 
Huntington was in full sympathy with the revolutionary 
party in England, sided with Governor Lcisler in his revo- 
lutionary proceedings at New York City, and sent soldiers 
there t(3 aid in seizing the fort and raising the standard of 
William and Mary on Manhattan Island. Considering the 
intensely Puritan proclivities of the people of Huntington, 
it is natural that they should have ranged themselves with 
the Protestant party and a Protestant king, as against the 
Catholic James II., who had so relentlessly persecuted the 
Protestants. The revolution being a success, and a popu- 
lar Legislature having been established in the Province, 
which convened in 169 1, Huntington was represented in 
it and continued to be represented in the Colonial Assem- 
bly down to the Revolution of 1776. 

One who peruses this volume will find much interesting 
material. It will be seen how the first two patents of the 
town were seized and held by Colonial Governors for sev- 
eral years, but finally regained, and another patent granted 
in 1694, and how the boundaries of the town were finally 
readjusted with Smithtown, Lloyd's Neck and Eaton's 
Neck. He will read with some interest papers which are 



X INTRODUCTION. 

now probably printed for the first time, giving a history of 
the violent controversy which raged in the town from 171 1 
to 171 5, concerning the choice of a site for a new meeting 
house and which finally resulted in the selection of a loca- 
tion where the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington 
village now stands. He will read of further contests and 
law-suits concerning the lands purchased of the Indians 
east of the town line ; the division of the necks on the South 
side ; further purchases from the Indians of large tracts of 
land in the interior ; the increase of negro slavery here, 
and a hundred other interesting matters connected with 
the progress of the rising settlement. 

As above stated, this volume brings the printed records 
down to the opening of the Revolutionary war, and no 
further. The period of this war is covered by a great mass 
of ver}' interesting and valuable papers, in the Town 
Clerk's office, which have never been printed, and their 
publication would add greatly to the general historic 
knowledge of this time. Several historians of acknowl- 
edged repute, who have examined these papers, state that 
Huntington has the most voluminous record of the local 
events of the Revolution of any town in New York State. 
Their publication is greatly to be desired. 

Charles R. Street. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Volume I of the Huntington Records closed with the 
confirmation grant of Governor Dongan to the Town of 
Huntington, dated Aug. 2, 1688, of all the territory of the 
town except such parcels of land as had not then been pur- 
chased from the Indians. The grant stipulated that, as 
quit rent, there was reserved to the King one lamb, or its 
value, to be delivered at the Governor's offlce in New York 
City, the 25th day of March in every year. Literally, 
therefore, " the lamb was in the lion's mouth " ever}- year, 
and the annual bleating of the sheep chosen for the sacri- 
fice served as a reminder to the people that the}- were 
expected to submit to whatever the King demanded. 
British Colonial Governors may have dined annually on 
Huntington mutton for about one hundred years, but when, 
in the Spring of 1783, Col. Thompson's Dragoons marched 
away from here, after seven years' of war, no more sheep 
were sent " to York." The lion was now in the lamb's 
mouth, — C. R. S.] 



[HORSE RECORD OF THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[1688.] 

Thomas Brush his Records. 
A Brown Bay Mare 3 years old a white slip in the face 
the near eare croped Branded with B on the near buttock 
the towns E on the of buttock. 



2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

A baye yearling horse Coult* with a star in the forehead 
on the neare buttock with B. and on the of buttock with 
the towns E. there. 

A Bay horse colt with a white star in the forehead Brand- 
ed on the near buttock with B and on the of buttock with 
the towns brand E. 

A sorrel mare 3 years old with a smale streke of white 
in the face with the of Ears cropt Branded with B. G. on 
the neare buttock and the townis brand on the of buttock 
Mare foole. 

[*This is given as a sample of a large number of similar rec- 
ords. Others are omitted. The date of this paper calls to 
mind the fact that it was just about this period, or a little later, 
that three Arabian blooded horses were first introduced into 
England, which are the ancestors of all the racing horses of our 
time. The first, Byerly Turk, was, according to the first vol- 
ume of the stud-book, Captain Byerly's charger in Ireland in 
King William's wars ; the second, Darley Arabian, was a bay 
stallion imported from Aleppo by Mr. Darley, of Yorkshire ; 
the third horse of the famous trio was Godolphin Arabian. It 
is said that all the horses now on the turf or at the stud, 
trace their ancestry in the direct male line to one or other of 
these three. In the female line their pedigrees can be traced 
to other sources. It was the grafting of this Arabian stock in 
the sturdy Saxon breed of horses that had existed there from 
before the time of Julius Caesar that has produced the modern 
racing horse. 

The horses owned by the early settlers of Huntington werL 
probably an inferior breed, judging from the descriptions giver- 
of them in this book of horse brands and "observable marks." 
In color the black predominated, and on an average they were 
under size. Many small, scrubby stallions and mares were 
running wild in the woods, and it was a standing rule that all 
such should be shot on sight in order to prevent a deterioratiou 
in the breed. In this they only followed a similar ordinance 
in force in England in the time of Henry VIII, the preamble of 
which runs thus : " Forasmuch as the generation and breed of 
good and strong horses within this realm extendeth not only 
to a great help and defence of the same but is also a great com- 
modity and profit to the inhabitants thereof, which is much 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3 

A brown mare 2 year old with a star in the forehead 
with a crop on the near eare branded on the near buttock 
with B and on the of buttock with the towns brand E. 

A Brown horse* 5 years old with a crope on the near year 
branded on the near shoulder with M. L. and on the near 
Buttock with S. 

[Court Eecords, p. 233.) 



[DEED.— JOSEPH BAILEY TO JAMES SMITH.] 
[Abstract.] 

[1688, Aug. 19.] 

This indenture made y*" nineteenth day of august in y® 

decayed and diminished by reason that in forests, chases, moors 
and waste grounds within this realme Httle stoned horses and 
nags of small stature and of little value be not only suffered to 
pasture thereupon but also to cover mares feeding there, where- 
of cometh in manner no profit or commodity, therefore enacted 
that no horse being above the age of two years and not being 
of the height of 15 ' handfulls ' shall be put to graze on any 
common lands." By another section of the law all such horses 
and mares were to be killed. 'It is claimed that the living horse 
did not exist in America at the time of its discovery, but this 
point is not fully settled. Bones of the pre-historic horse have 
been found imbedded in older rock in America than anywhere 
on the globe. Our ancestors in Huntington probably first ob- 
tained their stock from the older towns in New England and 
Virginia. The breed was doubtless a mixture between such as 
were imported directly from England and those brought over 
by Spanish adventurers into more southern latitudes and Cen- 
tral America at an earlier period. The Huntington horse of 
1688, under size, scraggy and uncouth in form, branded, vented 
and re-branded every time it changed owners, both with the 
town and individual marks, until most of the hair had disap- 
peared under the searing hot iron, and with its ears clipped 
and gouged with sheep shears, must have presented rather a 
sorry appearance. — C. R. S.] 



4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

third yeer of the Raine of our Sov" Lord Jams the second 
and in the yeer of our lord acording to y® computation of 
the Church of England one thousand six hundred eaghtie 
eaight Betweene Joseph Baily of the towne of huntington 
upon Long Hand in y' countie of Suffolk and province of 
new yorke in America husbanman and alee his wife of the 
one partie and Jams smith of the same towne countie & 
province afore sd. cooper of y'= other partie : Witnesseth 
that y" sd Joseph Baily and alee his wife have for 
divers good causes and considerations us their unto mov- 
ing but more especially for tSt in y*" consideration of y*" sum 
of five pounds in curant silvar coyne as it passeth in this 
province, A yoake of oxen that hee worketh with new 
cart and new wheels with a good sett of cart boxes and a 
sett of good lorn hoops with the yoake & yoake irons 
boult & devise y' y** said oxen worketh with all as allso 
the ballence of all acounts betweene y'' sd Joseph baiely & 
Jams Smith from the begining of the wourld to y'' day of 
y*^ datte heer of, all in hand secured before y*" ensealling 
and delivering heer of have bargoned alenated sould and 
confirmed and by these presents from us our heairs execu- 
tors administrators and asignes doe alenate Bargen sell 
and confirme unto y*^ sd. James Smith his heairs executors 
administrators and asignes all that parcell of medow Land 
y* I have sittuate lying & on y^ south side of this Hand on 
a necke of medowe comanly called or knowne by y® name 
of santepauge bounded one y* east with y'' woods in com- 
anidge one the north side with y*^ medowe of John wickes 
on the west with A creeke that parteth the medowe of 
Robart Callem and mor on y^ south or south east with y^ 
medowe of Jonathan Rogers Runing to y^ sound and from 
Jonathan Rogers line y*^ parts mee & Rodgers to the out- 
ermost edge of a pond and soe to y*^ sound soe the creeke 
and salt pond with a strait line too the sound is y*" south 
or south east side of Robart Kellams bounds wee say all y® 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. $ 

afore said medowe land fresh & salt exsept a way that the 
said Robart kellam have granted for y® carting his hay to 
him & his heairs for ever acording to y* tener of his deed 
of saille else all prevelidges y^ doth or may heer after be- 
long to y^ same by way of purchase of upland upon that 
necke wee have asigned over from us our heairs exsecutors 
administrators and asignes untto Jams Smiths his heairs 
exsecutors administrators & asignes to have and to hould 
for ever yeelding & paying therefore his anuall and yeerly 
proportion of what may be long to y^ Goverment of this 
province (full covenant of title and Avarranty clause)* 

in witness where of to this present indenture wee have 
set our hands and scales. 

signed, sealed and delivered in the Joseph Baily 

presence of us ""^ """•' "' 

Jeremiah Smith alcex baily 

Thomas Smith 

august y'^ 20, 1688 there apeared before mee the within 
mentioned subscribers and acknowledged this instrument 
to bee their ackt and deed. 

Epenetus Plat 
Justice of y^ peace 

A true coppy of y'' originall deed compared August y® 
30*'' 1688 p mee Isaac Piatt, Rec"" 
{Deeds, Vol. I, pp. 248-9.) 

[*In this and other deeds headed "Abstract" the mere for- 
mal parts are omitted and only the essentials are given, in- 
cluding, in all cases, the full description of the premises con- 
tained in the deed. At this period the formal clauses of a deed 
came to be exceedingly verbose, abounding in useless repeti- 
tions, and the committee decided that abstracts, giving all the 
material portions of conveyances, would be better than to ex- 
haust so much space with immaterial matter. Those who 
desire to consult the language of the deed in full can easily 
inspect the original record, the reference being given at the 
foot of every paper. — C. R. S.] 



6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1688, Aug. 20.] 

August y^ 20*'' 1688 it was at a towne meeting voated 
and consented to by y® towne that Captt Epenetus Piatt 
and thomas Powell should goe to yorke to treat with gov- 
erner Androsse and Mr Graham about our Pattent and 
what thay judge meett to bee done in order to y^ towne 
good as to procuring a Lysence to purchase what Land 
and meddows within our limits may bee benifishall to y° 
towne and what thay too shall doe in order to y^ premises 
y® towne doth promise to Rattifie and confirme. 

the day above written it was voated y* James Chiches- 
ter should bee Relaxd ot what contrackt or bargin hee 
made with the towne for the swamp lying att y^ Reer of 
thomas higbes home lott. 

the day above written it was voated y* Jeremiah hub- 
bart shall have three acars of land in part of his division 
land att y^ Reer of Joseph whitmans house Lott their must 
bee a hie way betwixt Joseph whitmans lott and his land. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 160J 



I [LAND OF ROBERT ARTHUR.] 

[1688, Aug. 29.] 

more delivered Robart arthor fiftie and 2 pole south- 
ward lying by y*^ side of the swamp bounded by the whitte 
cake at the foot of the hill from y® chesnutt tree that was 
first marked 80 pole by the cleft more wheare 2 white oaks 
out of one stump is marked. 

A True Coppy of the originall deed p. mee 

Isaac Piatt Rec°' 
August y® 29. 1688. 
(Deeds, Foil, p. 24:5 B.) 



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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. J 

[CHARGES OF TOWN'S AGENTS FOR 
"TREATING" WITH THE INDIANS, &c.] 

[1688, 9th month.] 

An acount what Tho : Powell hath done for y« towne. 

£ s. d. 
•fUr for i bushell of oats caried to ye ferry 00 01 03 
for I Journey to york with I. F. V: 6^: ) 

expended ^ 01 01 09 

of my own mony | 

I Journey more to yorke j" ^ 17 00 

I days discourse with Swanamee & iq'^M 
Rum then. ^ ^ o 04 00 

I day goeing to Sequetaug for Indians 

to mark boundys 
a day my selfe & son to marke y^ bounds 
for 4 q'" & I pint Rume 
for I* paid wamehas 
for entertainement for Swanamee & his 

horse 12 days cS: 3 Indians more 2 dales 
for f of a day at Cap^ fleets 
1688 : 3'"° : I Journey to yorke 
31"" : I Journey to yorke 
9'°°: I Journey to yorke 

for making y« Rat for defraying a charg 

Jonas Wood " his acco* 
I day to Run the bounds with y« Indians 
a day to oysterbay 

^ bushell of winter wheat to y« Indians 
\ a day to view y«^ pattant & -^ a days ) 

discourse with Swanamee j 

Thomas Fleett *"" his ace*, 
for f of a day about y® acct. 
for I a day to view y" Pattant 






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8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to y* value of 2 daies spent 

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[DEED. JONATHAN SCUDDER TO THOMAS 
HIGBEE AND THOMAS FLEET.] 

[1688, Sept. 3.] 

September the third 1688 

Whearas at a towne meeting October y" 14*^ 1686, the 
towne sold a piece of medere to Jonath. Sender these 
prsents testifie y' all that meddewe in the east neck y* 
Insigne Jonathan Sender bout of y" towne at an out cry at 
y^ sd. meeting above named hee y'' said Scuder with con- 
sent of his wife doth aknowledge y' they have sold and 
made over from them their heirs, executors administrators 
and asigns for ever all y* parsel of medowe before named 
wee say wee have sould it to thomas higbe and thomas 
fleet to them their heairs exsecutors administrators and 
asignes to have and to hould for ever and further acknowl- 
ege y* wee have Reseved full satisfaction for y*^ a bove 
named meddowe as wittnes our hands y*" year and day 
above written 

the interlinin between y^ first & second lines was before 
signment 

Witnesses Jonathan Scudder 

IsACK Platt Sarah Scudder 

Richard ward 
{Toiv7i Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 144) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 9 

[DEED. JOSEPH WOOD TO WILLIAM JARVIS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1688, Sept. 10.] 

This Indenture made y" tenth daye of September In 
y® fourth yeare of y" Raigne of (&c) & In y*^ yeare ot 
Christ 1688 betwen Josep wood of Merick In y'' towneship 
of Hemsteade upon Longe Island being in the Qunes 
County yeoman & Joanna his wife of y" one partey and 
Willam Jearves of Huntington In y° Countey of Suffolk 
upon y*" sd. Island both In y'' Juredcktion of yorke In 
Amarack husband man of the other partey witneseth that 
y*" sd. Joseph Wood for & in consideration of thes severall 
sumes of Money heare bye secured to bee payed by y** 
saied William Jearves his heyers executors administrators 
or asignes to y® sd. Joseph wood his heyers executors &c 
at times cS: places hereafter expresst y*^ Is to saye y*" just & 
whole sume of seaven poundes thirteene shillings fower 
pence at or before the first of Maye next Insuing if y*" sd. 
willam have a good voyage In Whaling y" are before if 
not then to paye the fore sd. sume of good & Lawful! 
money without fraud or further Delaye att or before 
y^ first of Desember next Insuing & shall bee In y® (yeare) 
of our Lorde 1689 att y" now Dwelling house ot Ebenetus 
plat sq^ In Huntington afore sd. & allsoe y*" Like sume of 
seven pounds thirteen shillings fower pence of Like Law- 
full mony to paye att or before y^ first day of Maye which 
shall bee in y° yeare 1690 if he have a good voyage in whal- 
ing y® yeare before If not then to paye y" fore sd sume att 
y® place afore sd. without fraude or furder Delaye att or 
before y® first of Desember next after & allso y*" like sume 
of seven pounds thirteene shillings foure pence to paye att 
or before y*" first of Maye which shall bee in y*" yeare of 
our Lord 1691 if y'^sd. willam have a good voyage in whal- 



lO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ing y" yeare before & if not then to paye y*^ fore sd sume 
att or before y® first of Desember next after att y^ place 
before sd. with out fraud or aney furder Delaye for & In 
consideration of these fore sd. sumess thus secured to bee 
payed y" sd. Joseph wood & Jonanna his wife Doth here 
bey bargan sale alienate enfeef confirme & make over all 
our Right title Intrest claime & Demand unto y° sd. wil- 
1am Jarvace his heyres &c of all that house & building to- 
gether with that lott of Land upon which it standeth being 
by estemation thre ackers bee y'' same more or lese abut- 
ing upon y" north side of y" Lott whare Captune Bayle 
now liveth & upon y"^ north east side upon y*' way that 
Leadeth to y'^ Harbur with all y** fences Liberties ease- 
ments, water woods, under-woods, & emallumetis what 
soever being part or parcell of my hundred pound right 
which I latley purchased or had granted from & bey the 
free houlders of Huntington as by y'' Records of y*^ Court 
will a peare with all our Right & title theare unto pertain- 
ing whither it bee in Land layed out or to bee layed out 
with all o"^ Right of Comanage there to belonging or ap- 
purtaining to have and to hould to him his he3^ers execu- 
tors administrators or asignes for ever all y'^ oreg. divised 
premises with all its Appurtenances from y*" sd. Joseph 
wood & Jonanna his wife or their heyers (&c) he y*= sd 
william Jarves paying & discharging all Debetes & De- 
mandes & doinge & perferming all such securetes as per- 
taine to y® premisses (covenant and warranty) In witnes 
heare of y*" parties above named to thes Indentures Inter- 
changbley have set their hands & scales thee Daye & 
yeare before expresed, sealed signed & Delivered In 
y* presents of us. 

Jeames Smith Joseph wood 

Stephen Jarves sen'' her ^ mark 

John Lumm. Jonnah wood 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 296-7.) 



HUNTI^'crrON TOWN RECORDS. II 

[BOND. JOSEPH WOOD TO WILLIAM JARVIS,] 

[1688, Sept. 10.] 

Know all men bey thes presents that Joseph wood of 
Mericke In Hcmpsteadc In Qucnes Coiintey upon Long 
Island in y*^ jurediction of new yorke doe herebey binde 
mee my heyrcs executors and administrators to paye to 
willam Jarves his hcycres &c y"" just sumc of fourtey 
pounds of LawfuU money to which payment well cS: truley 
to bee made I bind mee, my heyers &c firmly by thes pres- 
ents, sealed with my scale Dated this tenth of September 
in y'' fourth yeare of y*^ raigne of James &c king In 1688. 

The condition hereof Is such that if y'' above sd. Joseph 
wood Doe well & truley observe performe fullfille & keepe 
all such covenants promises bargans gifts grants & agree- 
ments for him selfe & his heyres &c after him as on theare 
parts ought to bee observed & kept contained in one 
payge of Indentures betwixt y'' sd Joseph wood of y*" one 
partey and y*^ sd. willam Jarves of y'' other party bearing 
Date with thes presents as on theare part ought to bee ob- 
served & keept then this present obligation to be voyde or 
otherwise to bee and Remaine in full power force & vertue 
sealled signed cSt deliveried In y*" presents of us. 
Jeames Smith '''^ 

Stephen Jarves, sin' Joseph x wood 

John Lumm. '°*'"'' 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 298.) 



DEED. DAVID SCUDDER AND WIFE TO 
JEREMIAH HUBART. 

[Abstract.] 

[1688, Sept. 12.] 
This Indenture made y® twelfe day of September 1688. 



12 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Betwene David Scudder & Mary his wife & Jeremiah hu- 
bart, Witnesseth y^ David Scudder & wife for ten pounds 
in good curant paye and twentie shillings in silver quine 
in hand paied, have alinated bargned sould & confirmed all 
our Right in & to tenn acars of Land, Lying on a necke of 
land called west Necke over against y^ comanfeld, all so 
all other Lands that is in my custuardy divided or undi- 
vided that doth belong to y^ house Lott yt I alenated to 
thomas Brush which is by denomination a two hundred 
pound Right of Comonage, except fouer acars yt Lyeth In 
y^ west necke comon feld which four acars of land I Re- 
serve to my only use and comodity® also all my Right of 
too hundred Right of comonage wee have estranged as 
afore sd. from us our heairs &c unto Jeremiah hubart his 
haiers &c to have yealding & paying there from his anuall 
yearely preporcon of what belongs to y'^ Goverment, (with 
full covenant & warranty) of title Signed & sealed 

Witness '"' "''''^ 

^^' David x Scuder 
AlesxBaily '''''• 

'"='"' MARY X Scuder 
Joseph Baily "^"^ 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 417.) 



[ORDER FOR COUNTY ASSESSMENT.] 

[i688, Oct. i6.] 

To the towne of Huntington. 
Att a meeting of the Justices of the peace for the 
County of Suffolk upon Long Island by vertue of an order 
from his excellency the governor and Counsill bearing 
date the 29 of August Last for the Renewing of the Late 
act and Leavying of the sum of four Hundred thirty four 
pounds ten shillings Money in pursuance to y*^ said order 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I3 

we make Choyce of and apointe assessors for the severall 
towns as foUoweth, for the Assessing of this County to pay 
the said tax which according to y said order of govern'' 
and Councill is four Hundred thirty fowr pounds ten 
shilling mony to be Delivered at york without Charge by 
the 8"' of November next : the severall Collecters are 
Likewise Chosen. 



T ^^^i \T 4. }■ Assessors ( of the towne of 

Jonathan Horten ( )" S fh 1 1 

Joshua Horton — Collecter ) 

John Howell Tun' ) ) 

T u ■ r assessors ( f c -^u ^ 

Joseph peirson | v 01 bouthampton 

thomas Cooper — Collecter ) 

John Mulford ) ^g^^^g ^ 

Capt. John Wheeler ) y of Easthampton. 

Thomas Chatfield — Collecter ) 

Thos. Holme 



Timothy Bruster f "^ V of Brookhaven. 

Thomas Jenners — Collector ) 

Adam Smith 



Samuell Smith f ^ j- of Smithtown. 

Jonathan Smith — Collecter ) 

Isaac platt I n «; ) 

John Wood f V of Huntington 

John weeks — Collecter ) 

And we doe order that the assessors and Collecters Re- 
spectively above mentaned be sworne by the next Justice 
of the peace for the Assessing and Collecting the Rate 
afore said and that one of said Assessors In each towne 
doe meet In behalfe of the County at the towne of South- 
ampton and bring with them there Respective Estimates 
of the severall towns to proportion the said Rate upon the 
twenty-ninth 29 day of this Instant octobar and all Assess- 
ors within this County above mentoned are hereby Re- 
quired to Assess or estimate every male person of sixteen 
years and upward at eighteen pounds p. head and not 
only to assess the persons and estates of the free holders 



14 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

but alsoe all the Estate and Merchandice of all Merchants, 
factors, traders, or dealers and other persons that is dwell- 
ing, Resideing or being within any of the townes in this 
County and the estimate to be made according to money : 
and the said Assessors that are to meet In behalfe of the 
County are to order three County charge for the year 
past at y" same meeting 

Dated at Southold this i6-}^ Day of October 1688 
By order of the justices of the peac for the County of 
Suffolk this Day met and Assembled p. 

John Howell 
Clark. 
{mie No. 17.; 



[ORDER CONCERNING MILL AT COLD SPRING.] 

(1688, Oct. 22.) 

Huntington October : y^ 22** 1688. 
Wee whose names are under written the townsmen of 
huntington and chossen by the towne to carie on towne 
afairs wee doe give consent to Jonathan Rodgers to goe 
on with y® saw mill at y^ Cold Spring and to make improv- 
ment of y*" sd. mill not Relaxing any thing in order to y^ 
covenant betwixt y^ towne & the sd. Rogerd as to the grist 
mill or the price of any sort of sawn timber y* y® towne 
shall have of the sd Rodgers wee doe give libertie as above 
sd. untill the town shall see cause to make use of the 
streame for a grist mill thay Paying to y® sd. Rodgers soe 
much as it will bee Beniffit to them in order to a grist mill, 
as wittnes our hands y** day and year above written. 

John Sammis 
Joseph whitman 
Isaac Platt. 
{Ibwn Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 146.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 5 

[DEED. JONATHAN SCUDDER TO JOHN 
SCIDMORE.] 

[Abstract.] 

(1688, Nov. 15.) 

This indenture made the fifteenth day of novembar in 
the third yeer of the Raine (&c.) and in y^ yeer of our Lord 
(&c) on thousand six hundred eaightie eaight. Betweene 
Jonathan Sender of the towne of Huntington upon Long 
Island with in y'' Countie of Suffolk & province of new 
yourke in Americai husbanman and Sarah his wife of y* 
one partie & John Scudamore Jun"^ of y'' same towne Coun- 
tie and province husbanman of the other ptie : Wittnesseth : 
that the sd. Jonathan Scudder & Sarah his wife : have for 
(&c) the consideration of y*" sume of sixtie six pounds ten 
shillins in good passable paie of this province in hand se- 
cured before y*" ensealling and delivering heer of : have 
allinated barganed sould and confirmed and by these pres- 
ents Doe alien sell and confirme from us our heairs execu- 
tors administrators and asignes all our Right tittle and 
intrest 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 within the bounds of huntington 
beeing the Right or proportion of four hundred pounds 
Right of upland & medow ffresh and sallt that doe beelong 
or was laid out unto that said fowr hundred Right Acord- 
ing to y® Custome and maner of the townes devision of 
lands or acording as those farms weare devided by lott by 
a mutiall agreement of the whoUe towne the settlement 
wheare of was ordered by a generall Court of assizes held 
att new Yorke with Governer and Counsell wee sale all 
our Rights and intrests in and to y*' same and every part 
and parsell there of wee have by these presents assigned 
over unto the sd. John scudamore his heairs executors ad- 



l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ministrators & asignes for ever to have and to hould use 
ocupie and injoe all & singaler the afore sd. granted prem- 
ises with theire apurtenances of Rights and prevelidges y* 
doe or may ever heer after beelong to y^ same firmly or 
as firmly as can bee made by any deed or convance what 
soe ever unto y® sd. John Scidmore his heairs exsecutors 
administrators and asigenes Too have and to hould for 
ever : hee yeelding and paing therefore his annuall and 
yeerly proportion of what belongs to y* goverment of this 
province, and allsoe to stand in defense of y'' Right of the 
afore granted p'mises that if y" sd. p'"mises bee wholly lost 
by law that neither the sd. Jonathan sender nor John scid- 
more injoes the fore mentioned then y'' sd. Jonathan Scud- 
der his heirs (&c) shall Return all and singular such sum 
or sums of mony againe unto John scidmore his heaires, 
(&c) at soe many payments as hee the sd. Scudder reseved 
it ffurthermore wee the sd. Jonathan scudder and Sarah 
his wife doth ffurther promise, covenant and grant too and 
with the sd. John scudimore his heairs executors adminis- 
trators & asignes that y" sd. Jonathan Scudder and Sarah 
his wife now is and stands firmly seized of a sure & perfit 
estate in the law of whatsoever upland or medowe doth 
belong to that part of farme afore sd. accordingly derived 
from y** towne of huntington and having fuUfilled the 
towns injoinktions as it is more at Large specefied in y® 
towns deed to y*" whole ; therefore hath good Right and 
lawfuU authoritie to sell and convaye ye same and the sd. 
Jonathan scudder (full covenant and warranty) 

in wittnes where of wee have to this present Indenture 
sett too our hands and scales. 

signed, sealled & delivered in Jonathan Scudder 
y^ presence of us. Sarah Scudder. 

The Mark of X 
Allese Daily 
Joseph Bayly 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 2MS.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I7 

[DEED. JOSEPH WHITiMAN TO ISAAC PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1688, Dec. II.] 

This Indenture made the eleventh of desember in y*^ 
third yeer of y'' Raine of our sov"^ Lord (&c) and in y*^ veer 
of our lord {Sac) one thousand six hundred eaightie eaight: 
Beetween Joseph Whittman of the towne of Huntington 
upon Long Hand in y'^ countie of Suffolk in the province 
of new yourke in America husbanman, with sarah his wife 
of y*" one partie and Isaac Piatt of y*^ same towne Countie 
and province of y'' other partie Wittnesseth that v'' sd 
Joseph Whittman with sarah his wife Have &c. in the con- 
sideration of a valluable sume in hand Reseved &c. Have 
Bargoned allinatted sould and confirmed and bv these 
p''sents ffrom us our heairs exsecutors administrators and 
asignes &c unto y*" afore sd. Isaac Piatt : his heairs exsecu- 
tors &c all and singular that fifteene Acars of Land that 
was granted unto y^ afore sd. Joseph Whitman att a towne 
meetting Aprille y* second one thousand six hundred 
eaightie and five sittuatte lying and beeing on a necke of 
land commonly called or knowne by y^ east necke nott 
laid out but granted on y® north side of a peece of land of 
y^ afore sd. Isaac platts adjoining it by a hy way y* Leadeth 
to stony brooke eastward from y'' towne Together with all 
timbar trees wood under woods mines or mineralls exsept 
what belongs to y*" Crowne : To have and too hould the 
sd. granted and barganed p'^mises and apurtenances unto 
y* sd. Isaac Piatt his heairs exsecutors administrators and 
asignes for ever : Yeelding and paying there fore his 
annuall and 3^eerly proportion of what belongs to y gov- 
ernment of this province (full covenant and warranty.) 

in witness wheareof to this present Indenture wee have 
sett our hands and scales the day and yeer above saide, it 



1 8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

IS to bee understood that the warantee is only for our 
owne Right in the above said land 

signed, sealled and delivered in Joseph whittman 
the presents of "^ 

Eliphalet Joens the mark X Sarah 
ZoPHER Beech Whittman 

{Deeds, T'xil. 1. pp. 258-9.) 



[CHILDREN OF JONATHAN SCUDDER.] 

[i688, Dec. 31.] 

Abigail scudder daughter of Insigne Jonathan scudder 
v^'as borne y*^ 7"' of Januare in y** yeer i6|| 

Rebecka scudder daughter of Jonathan Scudder was 
Borne the Last day of desembar in y® yeer 1688. 
{Surveys, p 150 ) 



[ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY.] 

[1688- — .] 

A list of y'' estate of huntington Aprized acording to 

mony, 1688 £ s. d. 

Jonathan Jarvise ..... 043 12 06 

Sam" wood 095 00 00 

Tho. Powell 040 10 00 

Joseph wood 070 08 04 

Isaac Piatt ....... 140 10 00 

Mr. wood 146 04 02 

John weeks 095 1 1 02 

Tho: Whisson 025 10 00 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



19 



Edward hig-bcc . . . . . . on 


10 


00 


Captt. Daily 074 


07 


02 


William Jarvise . . . . . . 025 


10 


00 


Tho. higbee 045 


10 


00 


Nath. foster 069 


15 


10 


James Chichester sen' 06 


12 


06 


Tho: Sender ...... 133 


15 


10 


Rob : Cranfield ...... 103 


06 


00 


Stephen Jarvice Sen' ..... 075 


16 


08 


widow barnes . . . . . -013 


15 


00 


Capt ffleett 165 


10 


00 


Stephen Jarvise 032 


02 


00 


Jonathan Rodgers 150 


04 


02 


Henry Sooper 068 


00 


00 


John Green . . . . . . 041 


00 


00 


John betts 057 


oS 


06 


John Adams sonldjear .... 022 


13 


00 


Jonathan Adams . . . . . .021 


03 


00 


Tho: Brush ...... 


1 1 


8 


Rich Brush (Rich brush paid widder Joanes) 


07 


6 


Jonas wood ....... 


1 1 


10 


Joseph Whittman 


09 


8 


Abiel tittus (the three, Whettman and both 






tituses to pay widdow Jones) 


10 


9 


Sargant tittus 


1 1 


8 


Rob : Artor 


01 


10 


Sam : Kicham ...... 


13 


9 


Widder Joans ...... i 


03 


10 


John Joans ...... 


07 


6 


Tim Konklin ....... 


10 


8 


Benjamin Joans ...... 


06 


5 


John Samons ....... 


13 


07 


Rich: Whitte 


03 


10 


Hen. Sooper 


04 


G 


Jonathan Rodgers 


18 


10 



20 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 



Mr Jacob wallker . 
Tho: Higbe 
Tho: Lawrance 
Josiah Joans 
Henry desburo 
Rich betts 
John Inkerson 
Adam Whittehed 
Simmon Lane 
Tho : marten 
Ed. Bunce 
George Ballding 
John Samis 
James Chichester Jun"" 
mosses Scudders lott 
Timothy Conklin 
Jonathan wood 
Jonathan Scudder 
John Kicham . 
Rich, davice 
John davice 
Benjamin scrifner 
Richard WiUiams . 
Samuell Kicham . 
Samuell tittus 
Abiell tittus 
Joseph whittman 
Jonas wood Jun^ 
Richard brush 
Tho. brush . 
John brush 
Captt Piatt . 
nicolas Smith 
widdowe Core 
Jams Smith 






01 





o 


03 


10 


o 


02 


6 


o 


01 


6 


o 


15 


6 


o 


02 


6 


o 


14 


5 


o 


02 


6 


o 


03 








06 


6 


o 


12 


9 


o 


06 


4 


122 


10 


08 


052 


00 


00 


010 


10 


00 


087 


00 


00 


031 


07 


06 


lOI 


17 


08 


075 


01 


08 


028 


00 


00 


032 


00 


00 


027 


00 


00 


098 


00 


00 


083 


01 


08 


054 


06 


00 


061 


05 


00 


118 


00 


00 


071 


10 


00 


068 


19 


06 


075 


00 


10 


057 


05 


00 


231 


00 


00 


021 


00 


00 


027 


06 


02 


056 


10 


00 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



21 



Tho: wickes 
Jonathan Harnett . 
Robart kellam 
Timothy Sender 
Jeremiah hubart 
Jacob Brnsh . 
david Chichester 
Jonathan Chichester 
Rodger gnint 
Jeremiah Smith 
Thomas whitthed 
John Scidmore Sen' 
Thomas Scidmore 
Edward bunce 
Jeremiah Adams 
John InkersoUe 
Jons Vallentine . 
John Page 
John Mathews 
Richard Gildersleeve 
John scidmore Jun' 
Jonathan Luice 
PhilHp udall 
WilHam Broderton 
James Batte 
Walter noacks 
Thomas Smith 
Samuell Smith 
Richard Sooper 
Robard arthur 
John Jones . 
David Scudder 
John Gooldin 
John Adams Carpenter 
William mace 
{Mle, No. 1.) 



096 


14 


00 


. 042 


01 


02 


075 


14 


GO 


. 027 


GO 


00 


024 


00 


GO 


027 


12 


06 


018 


00 


GO 


. 020 


00 


GO 


018 


GO 


GO 


• 074 


00 


GO 


020 


15 


GO 


. 019 


10 


GO 


046 


00 


GO 


. 092 


10 


GO 


039 


04 


GO 


. 083 


12 


g6 


036 


15 


GO 


. 019 


17 


06 


019 


10 


GO 


. 037 


00 


GO 


047 


00 


GO 


. 077 


00 


GO 


079 


10 


g6 


. 054 


00 


g6 


040 


00 


GO 


• 037 


12 


GO 


021 


00 


GO 


. 021 


15 


GO 


022 


10 


GO 


. 046 


02 


g6 


028 


04 


02 


. 033 


02 


06 


031 


00 


GO 


. 019 


04 


GO 


019 


10 


00 



22 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. SAMUEL TITUS TO JONATHAN WOOD.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, March 2.] 

This Indenture Mad y^ second day of March 1689 Be- 
twene Samuell Titus & Jonathan wood of Jemeca. Wit- 
nesseth that Samuel Titus for a sum in hand paid, hath 
Given granted Bargned &c unto y® said Jonathan wood his 
heirs &c for ever one equall halfe of my Lott divided by a 
straight Loyne through y^ midest of y® sd. Lott Itt being 
y^ south halfe sittuate Lying & being In y'= Town ship of 
Huntington bounded on y" south by ye Lott of John Jones 
on y^ north by y* other halfe of this sd. Lott, bounded on 
ye east by y° street on y*^ west by y*^ Land In Commons allso 
one hundred pound Right of Land In y'' ould & first purchas 
of y® Town of Huntington & this hundred wright to be 
from y'' first originall of hundred In y*' sd. Town together 
with all and singular y*^ hereditements &c there unto be- 
longing. To have & to hold forever With all priviledges 
(and full covenant and warranty of title.) signed & sealed. 
Witness Samuell Tittus 

Henery Titus 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged May 7. 1703 

John Wood, Tes. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 486.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1689, April 2.] 
Aprill y® 2^ at A towne meeting Legally warned 1689. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 23 

the day above sd Thomas brush was Legally chossen [J 
constable 

The day above written weare legally chossen tor townes 
men to cary on all towne afairs Rellatting to y'' good of y® Q 
towne in generall Joseph Whittm John Kicham Thomas 
wickes. 

The day above sd. it was voated and consented to y* all 
from 14 years old and upwards shall y'' 2'^ munday an 
tusday in June next cutt brush to bee ordered and 
apointed wheane by y® townsmen : and each person upon 
faillure or negleckt to forfitt three shillings per day for 
snch negleckt to bee forth with taken by distres by the 
Constable : and the towne : not the farmers are to meett 
at y* meeting house upon the day apointed att y*^ beat of 
the drum. 

the day above written Captt platt was ordered by a 
towne voat to use his best discresion to procure our last 
money Ratte to us againe and upon procurment Ihe towne 
doth ingage to save y^ sd. Captt Platt harmles in the 
premises. / 

The day above sd. Johathan Scudder was Legally 
chossen coleckter to gather all Ratts belonging to y® 
Countie an towne. 

The same day above sd. Saigent Thomas wickes was 
chossen to join with Captin baily to lay out land for y* 
east end of y" towne. 

The day above written it was voatted that Captt fleett 
shall have 40 acars of land our wright in it a joinig to y* 
north side of his own land at Claboard hollowe in lue of 
what is due to him in y^ Ratte made to pay the tirks att 
yorke and those men behind in y' Ratte are to pay it into 
y* Constable or townsmen. 



24 HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

it was allsoe voated and consented to y* if those men 
behind in y^ tirks Ratte doe not pay in into y*" constable or 
townsmen what is behind for them to pay by next crismas 
that fortie acars of their devission land shall bee deducted 
and taken from them when their lands is laid out. 

Aprill y' 2 1689 att a towne meeting it was voatted and 
granted y'^ John Adams, carpenter shall have one hundred 
pound Right of land from the first settlement of the towne 
hee to pay to the towne five pound for it withm a twelve 
month after y^ datte heer of it is to bee paid in curant 
passable pay. 

Aprille v* 2^ : 89 att a towne meeting it was voated and 
granted v* Jonas Piatt sonn of Isaac Piatt shall have one 
hundred pound Right of land from the first settlement of 
the towne and eaight acars of division land lying south or 
southeast from y* head of y" crooked hollowe y*^ cart way 
to y'' south hee to pay as John Adams five pounds curant 
pay. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and granted y' John 
Scidmore Jun"^ shall have twentie acars of land as y* plase 
will afoard it east and north of a trackt of land y^ y*^ sd. 
scidmore bought of John Goolldin not to hinder any 
wattenng place for creaturs or hie wayes or buring place. 

The day above sd. it was voated & granted y* Abiell 
tittus shall have ten acars of division land one the north 
side of the Path y' goeth to oyster bay. 

The day above *'' it was voated & granted y' Robart 
Kellam shall have twentie acars of land, division land join- 
ing to hs other land upon the west necke by the harbor 
side of y' soth side of his other land their. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and granted yt 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$ 

Samuell Smith shall have a hundred pound Right of land 
from y'^ first settlement of the towne and eaight acars of 
division land in and about the place whare hee made coale 
last micalmus hee paying for it in specia and time as the 
others doe. 

The day above sd. it was voatted cSl grantted y* James 
Chichester Jun' shall have eaight acars of land upon the 
west neck to y*" west ward of John Scudders pond at y 
head of a hollow y' goes from those ponds. 

Aprill y'" 2'' 1689 at a towne meeting it was voated and 
granted yt goodman Sooper shall have ten acars of divis- 
ion land upon y*' west neck upon y^ south side of y" hed of 
y® cove swamp. 

The dav above sd. it was voatted and granted y* Samuell 
Kicham shall have twentie acars of division land at y* 
spring that Runs south ward beeyound Goerges Spring. 

The day a bove s'' it was voatted & grantted y' Jonathan 
Scudder shall have twentie acars of devision land lying on 
y* north side of seataukett Road agenst dicke pechegans 
land. 

The day above ^"^ it was voated and granted to John 
Ingersolle y' hee shall have fourtie acars of division land 
y'^ towne Right in it upon Crabmedowe necke 

The same day above sd. was voatted and granted to 
Thomas Wickes libertie to sett his barne fowr foott into y® 
streett eastward and to Run his fence from y'' south east 
corner of his barne to y" place wheare hisgatte post stands 
nowe. 

The day above sd it was voatted & ordered y* all per- 
sons shall bring in to y® Clarke house an acount of all their 
division land, home lotts exsepted : to have an acount of 



26 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

what land every man hath had granted to him or what- 
soeever hee hath purchased of any other person. 

The day above sd. it was voatted & granted y* Jonathan 
Luise shall have twentie acars of Land upon fresh pond 
necke or neer their abouts belonging to y^ which hee 
bought of Captt Baily y*" towne Right in it. 

The (lay above sd it was voatted & granted y' Jeremiah 
Smith shall have six acars of land or 8 att y'' hed of fryers 
hollowe division land. 

The day above sd it was voatted and granted y*^ James 
vallentine shall have fifteen acars of land upon Crab- 
medowe necke y'^ towne Right in it. 

The day above sd it was voatted and granted y^ Richard 
brush should have a hundred pound Right of land from y® 
first settlement of y*^ towne hee to pay for it to y^ towne 
as others doe y' have the same day granted so to them. 

Aprill }•'■ 2'' 1689. the same da}- at a towne meeting it 
was voatted and grantted y* Captt epenetus Piatt shall 
have of devision land what comes to y'" Right of a too hun- 
dred pound Right easterly of Thomas powells land lying 
south west from y'" east field which too hundred pound 
Right y*^ sd. Captt Piatt bought of John Jones. 

The same day above written it was voatted & granted 
y' Captt Epenetus Piatt shall have libertie to change and 
lay downe sixteen acars and a haulfe of land formerly 
granted him south ward and take up y'' sd quanitie of land 
east ward of Thomas Powells division land. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and granted y^ James 
Smith should have six or eaight acars of divission land bee 
yoand y*" old east feild. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 163-166.) 



HUNTINCrrON TOWN RECORDS. 2/ 

[EDWARD BRUSH'S LAND.] 

[1689, Apr. 2.] 

The Record of Edward Brushes Land. 
The hundred pound rii^ht which was boug-ht By Richard 
B. of the town was to be cquall with all former grants be- 
ing granted April! the 2"'^ 1689 Is now his sonn Edward 
Brushes. 

his 

the mark of Richard x Brush 

Elizabeth ketcham ""^ 

John Ketcham 
{Deeds, Vol. 1 p. 300, B.) 



[LAND OF THOMAS SCIDMORE.] 

[1689, Apr. 12.] 

Laid out for Thomas scidmore y*^ 12"' of aprill 1689. 
twentie acars of Land on the north side of the hoge pond 
On Crab medowe neck in too parcels one parcel fortie Rod 
square the other parcel one the west side seventie Rod 
in length and twentie seven Rod in breadth laid out by 
us acording to the towne grant 

JosephBaily 
Thomas Wickes 
A True Coppy as it was given in to mee by the Sur- 
vaors p mee Isaac Piatt, 

Rec' 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 132.) 



28 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND SURVEYED FOR JOHN INGERSOL.] 

[1689, Oct. II.] 

Aprill y" ii'*" : 1689 
Laid out y" day above sd. fortie acers of land on Crab 
medowe necke in too parcels the eastermost lying between 
land of Thomas Scidmore beeing ten acers the other par- 
cell thirtie acers beeing in length eaightie Rod ajoining to 
the Cart way on the north side and sixty Rod in breadth, 
southward from y*^ Cart path : wee sale Laid out by us for 
John InkersoUe. 

Joseph Bailly 
Thomas wickes 
A True Coppy as it was giren to mee by the survaors, 

Isaac Piatt Reco'^ 
Aprille y' 13*": 1689 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 229.) 



[LAND OF JAMES VALENTINE.] 

[1689, Apr. 13.] 

Whereas James Vallentine had fifteen acars of land 
granted uppon the account of devission land and according 
to the towne grant wee whose names are under written 
have laid out to Jonas vallentine fifteen acars one Crab 
medowe necke in Lenth sixtie Rod : in breadth fortie Rod : 
Aprill y" I2*'> 1689 

A True Coppy as it was given in to mee bv y*' Survaors 
Aprill y' 13**' 1689 

p mee Isaac Piatt Rec' 
(Deeds, Vol \,p. 132) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 29 

[A WATERING PLACE.] 

[No date.] 

Know all men by thes presence that I, thomas Jrves of 
Huntington for and In consideration of a certen peece or 
small parcell of swampe Land given and granted unto y® 
above sd. Thomas Jarves by y'' trustees of y'' towne of Hun- 
tington do by thes presence Ingage to Leave out to y® 
Comans A spring or Conveanent watering place Lying 
and joying to 3''^ high way Leading In to this sd. east neck 
or Lettell neck this sd. peece of swampe joyning to Cap- 
tain higbeyes medow on y*^ north and to y*^ highway on y^ 
west. 

By mee John Ketcham, Clerk 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 85.) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE POLITICAL 
REVOLUTION.*] 

[1689, May 3.] 

May the 3*^ : 1689: At a towne meetting it was voatted 
& consented too y' Captt Tho. fleett should goe to oyster- 
bay to treat with whom hee sees cause theire : about mat- 
ters Rellaitting to the present statte of the counties : Allsoe 
ye same day it was voated that Captt fleett should goe to 
y* maine to Stanford in Refferance to y*' same bussines 
above mentioned. 

[*This paper discloses great excitement among the people 
and concern as to public affairs. The student of political his- 
tory at once detects the cause in the date. A great revolution 
had occurred in England. William, Prince of Orange, had en- 
tered the country, overthrown King James II, who fled into 
France, and William and Mary were proclaimed King and 
Queen of England. The revolution was both political and 



fV 



30 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above written it was voatted and consented too 
that upon y" Reseving againe our last mony Ratte : the 
towne doth jointly ingage to Captt Piatt & John Wickes 
coleckter that if ever such a change should come that this 
mony should bee constrained to bee Paid backe againe that 
thay shall bee noe sufferers in the matter more than their 
owne parts acording to preportion."with the Rest of their 
neaighbours. 

May the 3'' 1689 y'' same day it was voatted and consent- 
ed y* Capt. Epenetus Piatt shall have by vertue of the 
townes choise hee shall have full power to ackt as sivell 
and milletery head officer in this towne hee aplying him 
selfe for his Rulle to such of generall niccolses lawes as hee 
with the advise of his infearior ofificars shall see cause to 

religious, James being a Catholic and William a Protestant. 
The news of this great event reached America in April of this 
year. The people of Huntington being Protestants, and smart- 
ing under the detention of their patents by a Catholic govern- 
or, naturally sympathized with the new Protestant king, but 
the colony remained in the hands of a governor and council ap- 
pointed under King James. The most of the towns in the 
colony were up in arms against this "popish power" as they 
called it. It was under such influences that Captain Jacob 
Leisler of New York City began to lay his plans for seizing the 
fort in New York and assuming command in the name of King 
William, and his purpose was made known to the people in 
Huntington. Under these circumstances the people here sent 
out their most trusted men to learn the true situation of af- 
fairs, and they in effect proclaimed martial law in the town, 
choosing Epenetus Piatt, who was at the head of the militia 
here, as commander-in-chief for the time being. The people 
went further ; they agreed to join Southold in sending men "to 
York" to demand the surrender of the fort, and directed Cap- 
tain Piatt to proceed with men on that expedition. The fort 
was not taken until June 3d ensuing, and though there seems 
to be no account of the action of the military here under this 
order, there is hardly any doubt that Capt. Piatt and his men 
were at the taking of the fort under orders of Capt .Jacob Leis- 
ler, no bloodshed having occurred at the time of its capture. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3I 

make use of for that Purposs butt as to y'' administration 
of sievell justise hee is to aply him selve to y" English 
lawes. 

The day above sd. it was voatted in answar to South- 
hould messingar that this towne will Reddyly comply with 
them to demand the fourt and have provided a man to 
acompanie and to joine with them in y® demand and to 
ackt further upon consideration as shall bee need full ; 

The same day it was voatted that Captt Epenetus Piatt 
should goe to yorke with the east end men to make a de- 
mand of y® fourt. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 166-7.^ 



[TOWN MEETING. CONFERENCE WITH 
OTHER TOWNS.] 

[1689, June 3.] 

At a towne meeting June the 3^ : 1689 it was voated y* y® 
towne would chuse severall men to ackt in y'' townes 
behaulf with the east end men if thay see cause : in Refer- \A 
ance to y** present a fairs of the countrey The men chossen 
to ackt as above sd are Capt Piatt Mr Jonas wood Capt 
Tho: fleett, Capt Joseph Bayly and Isaac Piatt: The same 
day above sd Captt Tho. fleett was chossen to goe to yorke 
in Referance to the Publicke affairs if need Requires it 
and those men chossen see cause for it. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. l&l.) 



[CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN LEISLER AND 

THE TOWN CONCERNING THE 

FORT AT NEW YORK.] 

[1689, June 12.] 

New Yorke, y" 12 day of June: 1689. 



32 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

To the towns of Long Island in gener^' 

grs 

Wheras there hath been severall Comitt'" out of sever- 
all respective towns at N. York, desiring to be assisting to 
consult w* and how to act in the affairs that the peace of 
y® inhabitant may be p'served but y' whole County not 
being all together they have agreed to refer y^ time of 
fourteen dayes to meet together to ord'' two of every 
County to be Comittees ol safty, upo" the 26 instant, to 
settle those affairs.* 

The action of securing y" fort for his most Excels Ma"®' 
William & Mary, king well approved of by the Countey, 
by w* they seem to be out of fears of dang*" they were in, 
and it being a great burthen for the Citty of N. Yorke 
alone to keep it well, it would be well accepted by o*^ Train 
bands that every Town would send us two known Protest- 
ant, trusty souldiers armed upo" their cost & charges, & to 
maintain them here to be divided in y*" severall Companyes 
und"^ y'^ Command of their respective Captt^ till we shall 
receve orders from his Ma"^ 

yo^ serv*^ 

Jacob Leistler 
Abra: Depiestir 
J. Bruyne 

[*Though the eastern towns had at first favored the usurpa- 
tion of Leisler and the capture of the fort at New York, with 
the exception of East Hampton, they seem to have afterwards 
favored annexation to Connecticut and awaited events, finally 
supporting the new governor. Sir Henry Sloughter. Upon his 
arrival in the colony William and Mary were proclaimed in 
most of the towns, and probably in Huntington, with fireworks 
and demonstrations of joy, pursuant to the order of Gov. Leisler 
dated Dec. 19, 1689. Gov. Leisler commissioned the following 
officers in Huntington as appears by N. Y. Documentary His- 
tory, Vol. 2, pp. 347 and 353: Ebenezer Piatt, Justice of the 
Peace ; Thomas Wicks, Captain ; John Wood, Lieutenant. 
Leisler's government was short, and disorder prevailed every- 
where, and finally ended by his arrest, trial, conviction for trae- 
son, and execution on the i6th day of May, 1691. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33 

Huntington June 14: 1689. 
It is thought convenient that the day app03mted for 
y* County to meet by two men, out of every town be upon 
the twentieth Instant to meet at Southampto" as a County 
Comittce, In ord' to chuse «& impow' two men in y*" be- 
halfe of y° County of Suffolk to meet at New York on 26 
day afores** w"' y*" rest of y*^ countey. Tliis is signified by 
Capt. Peirson Mr Sam" Mulford and Jno Howell Jun' 
{File No. 53.; 



[TOWN MEETING. AUTHORITY TO SEND 
SOLDIERS TO NEW YORK CITY.] 

[1689, June 17.] 

At a towne meetting June y* ly^^ 1689: their was then 
chossen for Representatives to ackt in the beehaulfe of the 1 ^ 
countie Capt Peirson of Southhamton and Capt Piatt ot 
Huntington. 

The same i/''' of June 1689: it was voated an ordered 
that y'^ Clarke of Huntington shall joine with the Rest of 
y® countie m signing their power: also it was voated 
y^ same if^ of June y* this towne will beare their equall 
proportion of what charge of souldjears the Countie shall 
see cause to send. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 167.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF SANTAPAUGE, SOUTH, 
AND CONFIRMATIONS.] 

1689, July 12.] 
To all expian peopell to whom these p'^sents may Com, 



34 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Know y^ that wee Jeffery and will Cheepie and whahaw- 
aram, secotoug Indians and proproriotors or owners of the 
upland of a neeke of Land, sittuate liing and being on the 
south side of this Hand, Commonly called or knowne by 
the name of Santapauge, with the Conscent and assente of 
pameacoe and wameas and the Rest of the owners of that 
neeke of upland : Have for the kindnes and greate love 
that wee Bare unto Cap'" Piatt, Leutenant Thomas 
Weekes, Jonathan Rogers se'" Nathaniell foster, and the 
Rest of the owners of the medow land of that neeke afore- 
said : given, granted and made over, for the Reasons 
aforesaid, from us our heires, executors, administrators 
and assignes : all that track or parsell of upland on santa- 
paug aforesaid, from the edg of the fresh medow, south- 
ward unto the Indian path, norward as now it is, and from 
the River, eastward that parts guscomguaram from the 
said santapaug, unto the Rivar westward that parts santa- 
paug and nagunttatouge : wee the aforesaid Indians Have 
ffreely and vollentaryly, without any bribe or indirect 
Dealing from the aforesaid English men, or any on of 
them : given, granted and made over all that part or par- 
sell of upland Bounded as aforesaid ffrom us our heires, 
executors, administrators and assignes, unto the aforesaide 
Cap*'" Epenetus Piatt, Leu"" thomas weeks, Jonathan 
Rogers, nathaniell foster, and all the Rest of the 
properiotors or owners of medow Land ; and that the up- 
land aforesaid may Bee equally Devided unto every 
english owner of medow upland answerable to theire 
parporcon of medow, to the end that the english and In- 
dians mav not bee trespasswers on too the other : But 
that there may bee neighboarly love continued betweene 
English and indians : for all the aforesaid Reasons wee the 
aforegranted : Have by these p'"sents By this our Deed of 
gift, alienated and estrainged the aforegranted p'mises 
from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 35 

unto the aforesaid Cap'" Epenetus platt, and his asosiates, 
thair heirs, executors, administrators and assignes : to 
Have, Hould, use, ocupie and injoye for ever firmely and 
freely, or as firmely as can bee made By Any Deede or 
Conveyance whatsoever, and Doe heerby these p''sents 
Renounce and Revoke all former grants or Bargens, and 
to maintain this as our just act and Deed against any per- 
son or persons whatsoever : whereas it is said in the 
seventeenth line the uplands to bee Divided according to 
the parporcon of medow, it was a mistake, the upland is to 
every man alike according to the intent of the Indians : in 
witnes whereof wee the aforegranted have here unto set 
our hands and scales the 12"' Dale of July, in the first 
yeare of his Ma"*^ Raine, and in the yeare of our Lord on 
thousand six hundred eaightie nine. 

signed sealed and deP the mark of 

in the pr^ents of us : X Jeffrv [l. a.] 

the mark of the mark of 

X WILL X Chopie [l. a.] 

WAAMEAS the mark of 

the mark of vvhahawharru [l. a.] 

PAMECOE 

Charles pamegua 

LiPLALET Jones. 
Jonathan Scudder. 
This deed of guiit is entered upon Record in Page : 99 : 
Jully y"-' 16"' 1689 p mee 

Isaac Platt Recr' 

Memorandum, we who have Received y'' within instra- 
ment have, to gratifie the subscribers, given four all 
guifts and paid debts for sum of them ; also wee do bestow 
on them now a barrell of sider, which we, the within sub- 
scribers, doe exept in full satisfaction : and do for ever 
aquit all Clame to y'' premeses, or further satisfaction, wee 
whose names arc subscribetl doe now marky"^ bounds by or 



36 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

as y"" path now runs and have given posesion by turff and 
twig as witness our hands this twenty of noveraber 1692. 
Jonathan Rogars, Juneire the mark of 

Charles Pameque X 

the mark of wamebas 

X the mark of 

Chippous X 

Jefry 
the mark of 
X 
waweweeram 

(File No. 29.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO ROBERT KELLUM.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, July 13.] 

Jully y*" 13*'' 1689. This present writting wittnesseth 
that I Jeffery the Indian hving att secotauke, that beeing 
the name y* hee is comanly called by. I the sd. Jeffery doe 
freely give and make over from mee my heairs &c to 
Robart kellam of Huntington his heairs &c to have and to 
hold from any man or person that shall Lay any claime 
theire unto for ever : eaight acars of land lying att nagun- 
tetauge hee having a Rite their : when soe ever the Indians 
see cause to sell it and the sd. Jeffrey doth Ingage yt the 
sd. Robart Kellam shall have this eaight acars of upland 
att y*^ south end of the Necke above mentioned whear the 
sd Robart Kellam shall see cause to take it, in wittnes 
wheare unto I have sett to my hand and seale in y® 
presents of us. 

Jonathan Harnott ^'^ 

Elizabeth Whitte Jeffrey x y^ Indian 

marke 

(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 264.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 37 

[DEED. INDIANS TO WILLIAM MARSER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, Sept. 6.] 

This Indenture made y*^ six Day of September 1689 be- 
twene wamehus pumsha, Chippous and garapin Chife 
Indans and heads of seacotouge Indans of this Island of y'' 
one partie and Willam Marser of y'' towne of Huntington 
of y'' other parte Witnesseth that y° sd. Indans afore said 
have for Divers Good Causes and Considerations & in y'^ 
Consideration of tenn pounds in Curant silver Coyne as it 
paseth In this provance have bargned sould and Made over 
from us our haiers executuors &c unto willam marser his 
haiers, Sec fiftie Acars of planting Land sittuate Lying and 
beeing within the bounds of Huntington near the Cuntry 
Road by a swampe Comonly called or known bv the name 
of y'" Round swampe where guarapin formcrlv planted wee 
sale all our Right title and Intrest In and to the afore men- 
coned fiftie Acars of Land with all timber trees woods 
under woods mines or minerals that may be found uppon 
y*^ same with and other profits or emunetties that may ac- 
cure therefrom wee y'= afore sd. wamehus, pumshaa shippau 
and gurapin have by thes presents sould allinated and 
estranged from us our haiers &c unto willam massar his 
hereis &c for ever to have hould use occupie and inioye 
without any let or hindarance of any person or persons 
whoe may or shall Lay Any Claime or title too it or anie 
parte or parsell of it whither EngUish or Indans in witness 
whereof wee have here unto set our hands and seallsy'^day 
and yeare above written. 



38 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

signed sealed & Delivered in y^ the Marke of 

presents of. X 

the Ma-rke of wamehus 

Henery X SOOPER the marke of 

Joseph Baylee X 

the mark of pumshaa 

John x mayhu the mark of X 

the mark of Chippeaus 

X the marke of 

WEEMEUYOI. GUARA X PIN 

Recorded by Mee John Ketcham 

Clarke. 
{Deeds, Vol l,p.272.) 



[DEED. THOMAS POWELL AND THOMAS 
WHITSON TO JOHN ADAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, Apr. 18.] 

This Indenture made the eaighteene day of y^ tenth 
month m the yeer of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
eaighty nine beetwene thomas whissone and Thomas Powell 
latte of huntington on long Island in y*^ province of newe 
yourke in americai of y'' one partie and John Adams of Hun- 
tington afore sd. carpend' of the other Part Wittnesseth y* 
y® sd. Thomas Powell and Thomas whiston by and with y« 
consent & aprobaition of Martha his wife testifieng heerby 
a partie by her sealling & delivery of these p'sents for and 
in consideration of y* sum of twentie two pounds curant 
mony of new yourke to them in hand paid by y'' sd. John 
Adams y* Receipt where of thay doe here by acknowledge 
and them selves to bee there with fully sattisfied contented 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 39 

and Paid and their of and of every part and parcell their 
of both by these p''sents aquitte & discharge the sd. John 
Adams his heairs exsecutors and administrators for ever 
Hath given grantted bargoned sould &c and doe by these 
presents freely &c give &c unto y® sd. John Adams his 
heairs exsecutors admmistrators & asignes for ev^er all y^ 
lottment of Land lying on the west side of cow narbour 
brooke with in Huntmgton afore sd. it beeing two grants 
from the towne of Huntington first to Henry Whiston and 
Thomas Powell the second to Thomas whiston & thomas 
Powell both which grants of land wee doe sell together 
with all previledges and incumbarances there to beelong- 
ing together with all fences feeding timbar, trees all other 
previlidges to y® same belonging to have and to hould y® 
sd, two grants of land and all y® above bargened premises 
to him y*" sd. John adams his heairs & asignes for ever to 
y® use and only benefitte and behoofe of him y*^ sd. John 
Adams his heairs & asignes for ever : (full covenant and 
warranty) In wittnes wheare of y*^ sd parties have heer un- 
to sett their hands and seals. 

signed and delivred in y® Thomas Powell 

presence of Thomas whiston 

Thomas Willis ■"^"■'^ •"■ 

Jams Townsand The x martha 

whitson 
{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 276-7 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1689, Oct. 31.] 

At a towne meeting ocktober y^ 31** 1689. 
The same day it was voatted by the major part of the 
towne that the necke of meddowe att y" south called 



40 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sampawame should be bought by the towne in generall 
and divided acording to hundred pound rights of land. 

The same day above sd. it was voatted that Mr. Jonas 
Wood, Captt fleett Captt Piatt and Isaac Piatt shall treat 
with the Indians and Purchase y'" necke of meddow above 
sd. if thay can atain it. 

The same day above mentioned it was voatted and con- 
sented too that y*^ above said fowermen impowei-edto Pur- 
chase y'' meddowe above sd. shall bee left to their owne 
descresion in order to y*^ procuring the sd. meddowe and 
what soe ever thay shall doe in order to the premises wee 
doe promise to Rattifie and confirme and y^ what person 
or persons soe ever shall faille and not make Payment for 
their proportion acording to time and speaice ingaged for 
y* sd. meddowe shall have noe Right in it butt thay y' Pay 
for it shall have it. 

The day above sd it was voatted and consented too that 
whoe soe ever shall fall any tmiber upon the Commons 
and doe not improve the same with in too months after 
the falling of it that the sd timber of any sort shall bee 
forfitt and free for any of the free houlders to make use of. 

The same day above sd. it was voatted and consented 
too that whoe soe ever shall Peell the barke from any 
trees and leave them standing exsept thay peell all of y*^ is 
fitt for taning thay shall Pay for every such tree soe 
Peelld five shillings to the towne, 
(Toivn Meetings, Vol l,p. 169.) 

Ocktober y'^ 31^' or last day 1689 
The same day it was voatted and granted that Jonas 
Piatt sonn of Isaac Piatt shall have six acars of devission 
land upon y^ top of the hills att the Reer of Isaac Platts 
new lott and Partly against the Reer of Samuell Woods 
home Lott. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4I 

The day above sd it was voatted and grantted that Jon- 
athan Sciidder shall have Hbcrtie to lav downc his twentie 
acars of land granted against dichpetheyans hills and take 
up twentie acars in steed their of upon the west necke by 
y*" harbor side lying upon y'' west and south side of land 
of his owne. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and grantted that 
Captt Tho. fieett shall have fower or five acars of land in 
''the hoUowe y' goes from his farme to William broddertons. 
'Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 171.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF SUMPWAMS NECK, SOUTH.] 

[1689, Nov. 5.] 

This indenture maae the fifth Daie of Novemoer in the 
first yeare of his Ma"* Raine and in the yeare of our Lord, 
According to the Computacion of the Church of England 
one thousand six hundred eaightie nine, Between wanchas, 
Pameequaa, Chippaus, wil Choppie, wawerwyeeram 
peetawas, CheifT heads of all the sequatauge Indians, with 
the assent of all our asosiates of the on partie and Jonas 
Wood, se'' Capt Thomas fUeet, Isaack platt, and Cap'" platt, 
of the towne of Huntington upon Long Island in Amerikaa 
of the other partie, Witnesseth that the said wameas, 
pameequa Chippase, wil Chippie wawereemas, petaus, with 
the consent and assent of all other of our Assosiates. Have 
ffrom us our heires, executors, administrators and assignes 
Bargened sould Alinated, estrainged, and assigned over 
unto Jonas wood, Capt" Thomas ffleet, Isaack platt, Captt 
Epenetus platt, thaire heires, executors, administrators and 
assigns, all our Right title and intrest that wee or any of 
our Assosiates have, or can possablly have by any way or 
meanes what soe, ever unto A cartaine neek of Medow 



42 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Land lying and being on the South side of this Hand, 
eastermost of all the purchased neckes, Commonly called 
or known by the name of Sampwams, Bounded on the 
south with the sound, the east with a River or Creeke, so 
north with the indian path that now is, the West with a 
River or Creeke, wee saie all the afore said neeke of 
medow Land, booth fresh and salte, with its land within 
y® bounds, libertie of timber and wood for sellers yards 
and fireing above the indian path, wee have Alienated, 
Bargoned, sould and confirmed from us our heires exec- 
utors Administrators, and assignes unto Jonas Wood se^ 
Capt Tho: fleete, Isaack platt, Capt Epenetus platt, theire 
heires, executors, administrators and assignes, and the use 
of the towne of huntmgton, for and in consideration of the 
some of fower score and ten pounds, in sillvar or goods, 
att silvar prices, all in hand secured before the sealing and 
Delivering hereof : for which consideration wee the afore- 
said Indians doe fully and freely astrainge all the afore- 
mentoned p'^mises, with thaire Appurtinances, unto the 
aforesaid Jonas Wood, Capt. fleete, IsaacK platt, Cap* platt, 
thaire heires and assosiates for ever, too have, Hould, use, 
ocupie and injoye for ours firmely and freely, or as firmely 
as can be made by any Deeds or Conve3^ance whatsoever: 
furthermore wee the aforesaide waneeas, pameequa, Chip- 
pans, whauneemas, petawas. Doth, for our selves our heirs 
and assosiates, further consent, promise and grant to and 
with the said Jonas Wood, Capt Tho : fleete, Isaac platt, 
Capt platt, theire heires, executors administraters or as- 
signs and assosiates, that all and every parte ot the afore- 
saide medow Land, fresh and salt, is free and Cleare of 
and all other former Bargens, grants, leasses, morgages. 
judgments, execucons, conveyance or conveyancces, what- 
soever, and Doe furthermore ingadge by these p'^sents 
Booth our selfes our heires assignes and assosiates, to De- 
fend the same against any person or persons that may or 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



43 



shall Claime any Ri^^ht title or intrest to the aforemen- 
coned premises, with thaire appurtenances or any part or 
parsell there of either by us our heires or succesers, in 
witness whereof wee the abovesaide Indians have set too 
our hands and seales. 



signed, sealled arid Deliv- 
ered in the presents of 

James Armont 

Thomas Jarvis 



the mark of 

X 
WAMEEAS [Seal.] 

the mark of 
X 
PAMEQUA [Seal.] 

the mark of 
X 
Chippaus [Seal.] 

the mark of 

X 
WILL Chippie [Seal.] 

the mark of 

X 
WAWiREERAM [Seal.] 
the mark of 
X 
PEXTAWAS [Seal.] 

This deed is Recorded in Page: loi : novembar y^ 12"' 
1689 p mee Isaac Piatt Recr. 

[File No. 28 J 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY AND WIFE TO 
JOSEPH UDELL.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1689, Nov. 5.] 

To all Extian. peepell to whome thes prsents may com 
know y* y* Joseph Baile of Hunting-ton & alles my wife 



44 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Do fory* Grate Love y' wee Both Bare unto Joseph Udall, 
give grant and mak over our Dwelling hous, yards, out 
housing &c home Lott all upland Devided or unde- 
vided that Doth or may belong to that lott that formerly 
was In y^ Tenor or ocupation of on Sutten wee say all y^ 
upland that Did Belong to us at y'' sealing hereof Beeing 
3^'' whole wright of a too hundred pound Right of Com- 
monage except three acars in y'' east feild alinated to 
Jeames Smith as allso a certaine parsell of Medow Land 
siteuate Lying & beeing in a parsell of Medow Comonly 
called or Known by y^ name of Crab medow bounded on 
y® east with y® woods In Commonadge the north with y® 
Medow of Jonathan Lewes the south side with y*" Medow 
of Phillip Udall y'= west end with y*^ maine Crceke of y^ 
whole medow all which afore menconed premises with 
their appurtenances after y® Desease of y® said Joseph and 
alse afore said wee Doe by thes presents assigne over from 
our heiers exrs. &c unto Joseph udale his heiers &c for 
ever, he y*" sd. Joseph yelding & paying unto his too sisters 
elizebeth & frances y'' sum of ten pounds in neat Cattail 
when he have posesed y^ afore sd. premises fouer years to 
elisebeth fouer pounds & to frances six pounds In consid- 
eration of y"" afore menconed wee y^ sd. Phillip and mary 
udale Doth commit y^ whole tuission & goverment of 
our son Joseph udall in to y*" hands of our father and 
Mother Joseph and alles Baile to be at thear Command 
and sarvise untell he accomplish y'^ age of on and twenty 
years if he chance so Long to life but if y** said Joseph 
udale chance to die unposesed of y'^ for Menconed prem- 
ises & without lawfuU haiers to in heret the afore said then 
y« whole estate afore sd. to Rcmaine Bctwene Elizebeth 
and frances udale & thear lawri:!! heiers but if Elizebeth & 
frances die unposesed and LawfuU haiers then y'^ sd. 
estate to be equally Devided amongst all y" Rest of y^ 
children of Phillip & Mary that then is living but if all y" 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 45 

Children of y° sd, Phillip & Mary Die and there bee no 
haiers found of y*^ sd. Joseph and ailse then y afore Men- 
coned estate to Remaine unto Danill, steven, and sarah 
Barnes y^ children y* y^ sd. Joseph & alles breed up & 
equally to be Devided Betwen them but if they Die un- 
posesed of y'^ afore menconed premises then it shall Re- 
mame to y® use of y® pore of y*" Town of Huntington for 
y^ scoleing of thear Children for ever but if y'' afore sd. 
Joseph Baile & allse his wife chance to Dy before y*" sd. 
Joseph udall comes to age & y^ y*^ sd Joseph have not A 
Compotencye of larneing In wrighting & sifering then y'^ 
sd. premises to be Rented out and y" Rent to keep y'^ 
primises in Repaier & Discharge Rates & to pay for y*^ 
scoling of y*^ sd. Joseph udale but all & every part of y^ 
afore menconed primises to Remaine in 3' hands & bee at 
y^ Desposall of y'' sd. Joseph Baile & allso his wife During 
thare nati"all lives without y*^ contradiction or claime oi y'^ 
sd. Joseph udall or anie other person Claiming Right by 
from or under him of y'^ Lands y*^ was suttons except before 
exepted in wittness where of wee have to thes presents 
Deed of gifte set to our hands & scales y*" lift Day of Nov- 
ember in y*^ first year of his Ma*'' Raine & in y'^ year of 
our Lord one thousand six hundred eighttie nine. 

signed sealed & Delivered In y'^ Joseph Baile 

presents of us. the mark of 

Jonas Wood Alls x Baile 



I SACK Platt. 



(Deeds, Vol. 1, p, 497.) 



Acknowledged- Nov- 5- 1689 

Epenetus Platt, Just. 



46 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JEREMIAH ADAMS TO JONATHAN 
ADAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, Nov. 10.] 

This Indenture made this tenth day of novembar in y^ 
first yeer of his matties Raine &c and in y® yeer of our 
Lord &c, one thousand six hundred eaightie and nine : 
Jeremiah Adams of the towne of huntington living at the 
place comanly knowne by the name of Crabmedowe and 
in the Countie of Suffolke and province of new yourke 
above sd. husbanman of the one partie, Witnesseth that y® 
sd. Jeremiah Adams hath for diverse good causses &c of 
y^ sum of thirtie pounds in hand all Reddy Reseved before 
the insigning and delivering heer of in passable pay of this 
province, have barganed allined &c and by these presents 
from mee my heairs &c doe alien &c unto the afore sd. 
Jonathan Adams him his heairs &c the one haulfe of apar- 
cill of Land and meddowe which y® afore sd. Jeremiah 
Adams bought of his father in Law John Betts : I say, that 
I the above sd. Jeremiah adams doe bargan allinatte & sell 
from mee my heirs &c the one haulfe of that farme which 
I bought of my father in Lawe John betts, sittuatte lying 
upon a necke comonly known by y® name of Crabmedowe 
necke unto my well beloved Brother Jonathan Adams all 
y® above mentioned p''mises with all the Rights & previ- 
lidges their unto belonging which either now or heer after 
shall or may belong their unto : the one haulfe of the Land 
& medowe with all housing or out housing and orchard, 
garden fences pastures or any Right or privelidge which 
may or shall apertaine or belong unto y*' afore sd. Land 
and medowe above mentioned unto y" afore sd. Jonathan 
Adams him his heairs &c to have and to hould as his or 
their proper Right for ever the sd. barganed and granted 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4/ 

p'mises with its apurtenances and paying y*^ annuall pro- 
portion of what belongs to the goverment of this province 
(full covenant and warranty) : in wittnes heare of I have sett 
to my hand and scale to this p''sent Indenture. 

signed sealled and delivered Jeremiah adams 

in y® p'sents of us. 
Edward Higbee 
Jonas 

The ()[ X VALLENTINE 

mark 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 282.) 



[TOWN MEETING. DIVISION OF LANDS.] 

[1689, Nov. II.] 

At a towne meeting Novemb'' y® 11"' i68g: 
it was voated and granted y*^ all persons y' have had hun- 
dred pound Rights of Land given them by this towne shall 
have equall land with y'' first preprietors exsepting only 
fewer acars and a haulf to each hundred upon devision 
land. 

The same day a bove written it was voatted & grantted 
y* their shall bee alowed twentie acars of Land with what 
thay have all Reddy to each hundred in this towne exsept- 
ing only the gift hundreds which are to have butt twelvfe 
acars and a haulfe to their first devision and then to bee 
equall in all other devissions acording to other hundreds. 

The same day above said it was voatted and grantted to 
Mr Wood what Land y"^^ place will afoard against Jonathan 
Rodgers fence at Cowe harbor not to hinder the hie way. 

At a towne meeting November y*" 1 1^^ 1689 it was voatted 



48 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to Jeremiah Adams to have ten acars of Land y^ townes 
Wright in it lying beetween Capt ffleetts land and Mr 
Bryants hollowe if the place will afoard itt. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, pp. 171-2 J 



[INDIAN DEED OF AN ISLAND IN SOUTH BAY.] 

[1689, Nov. 13.] 

To all people to whome this writting shall come or any 
wise appertaine : Bee it knowne that wee Pamsowe, 
wamehas Pamequa wilchepie cowerukkun Geofery natives 
of seaquetauke on Long Island for and in the consideration 
of nineteen pounds and ten shillings curant mony of this 
Province whear of nine pounds is paid downe in hand and 
ten pound and ten shilling is to bee paid at or befoi'e y® 
Last day of may ensuing the datte of this writting have 
given granted bargoned made over allinatted sould and 
confirmed and by these presents wee the above sd. Indians 
doe give grant, bargin make over allinatte sell and con- 
firme from us our heirs, executers administrators and 
assignes unto Samuell Kicham of Huntington on Long 
Island and in y*^ Countie of Suffolk his heirs executors ad- 
ministrators or asignes a sertaine Island of meddowe lying 
between y"^ south medows and y® beach called by us sre- 
cunkas, and bounded on the east by a certaine creeke 
which Runs through y*" sd. Island which wee have sould 
to the sd. Samuell Kicham and nesaraske, which creeke is 
called by us Pascu-ucks, all the meddowe lying west ward 
of Pascu-uks of the sd. Island screcunkas, wee the above 
sd. Endians have sould to y® sd. Samuell Cetcham to have 
and to hould unto him y*" sd samuell cetcham his heairs 
executors administrators or asignes from the day of y* 
datte heer of for ever and wee the above named Indians 
beeing the sole and true proprietors of the premises that 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 49 

is of y" sd. Island, doe putt the saidsamuell cetcham in the 
Lawful! and Pecable possesion of the said Island by the 
delivery of these presents ; and it shall and may bee Law- 
full for, him y'^ sd. Samuell cetcham to have hould occupie 
posess and enjoe y*" sd. Island and every part and parcell 
their of, and wee y'' above named Indians doe bind our- 
selves and heairs for ever to free the sd Island which wee 
have by these p''sents sould to the sd. Samuell kicham, 
from all claims or moUestation of us our heairs or any 
Other whatt soe ever ; and that their may bee noe mistake 
in the bounds of this saile it is to bee Remembred and 
netted y' the west bounds of y*" sd Island is to bee Reconed 
whear the fishing housses formarly stood : furder it is to 
bee noatted y* y" ten pound & ten shillings which is to bee 
Paid in may insuing y'' datte of this writting, is to bee Paid 
to Pumshau who is to Reseve it in the behaulfe of all the 
above named Indians and to give a full discharge to y^ 
sd. Samuell cetcham or his asignes or heairs and for the 
conformation of y'' p'mises, wee have here unto sett our 
hands and seall this 13 day of novembar 1689 and y'' first 
yeer yeare of the Reign of their soveraign magties William 
and mary king and queen of great Brittan defenders of the 
faith. 

signed & sealled and delivered The marke 

in y*" presents of X 

Eliphalet Joens of Pamshou. 

Joseph Whitman The marke 

Charles Pamequa X 

of WAMEHAS 

The marke 
X 

of WILL CHEPIE 
The marke 
X 
of CcnVERRKKU 
The marke 
X 
of Geffery. 



50 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

This was owned before mee Richard harcut Justice 
of the Peace belonging to oyster Bay in the queens Coun- 
tie x" i6'*> of Novembar 1689. 

A True Coppy of y*" origanall deed compared Januare 
y^ 22'^ i6fa p mee Isaac Piatt Reco"" 
(Deeds, Vol. l,i>. 286.) 



[ESTATE OF JONATHAN MILLER.] 

[1689, Nov. 20.] 

know all men by these p''sents : that wheare as wee John 
miller and Joseph miller both of y" towne of bedford in 
new england beeing legetees ol v*" estate of our loving 
brother Jonathan miller of huntington upon long Hand 
deseased as doth apeer bv y*" sd. will, wee the above named 
John miller and Joseph miller doe acknowledge y* wee 
have Reseved in full what was willed unto us and each of 
us in our above brother Jonathans will : and there fore wee 
the above named John and Joseph miller doe each of us for 
our selves our heirs, iS:c aquitt and fully and absolutly dis- 
charge our Loving sister mary miller administrator of y** 
sd. estate from all claims and demands what soe ever from 
y'' sd. estate or any person or persons conserned with y** 
same as having Reseved full satisffaction for y*^ same, as 
wittnes our hands and sealls. 

Stamford y'^ 20"" of novemb' 1689. 

MILLER 

J OHM X mark 

lus 

miller 
Joseph x mark 

his 

(Deecbi, Vol. 1, ix 282.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5 1 

These p''sents testifie I Jonas seelly of Stamford Beeing 
one of the legatees to y"" estate of my Loving brother Jon- 
athan miller, Latte of Huntington : deseased as doth &. may 
apeer by y*^ will of sd. miller ; that I doe heer aquitte and 
discharge our Loving sister mary miller y*^ Relickt of sd. 
Jonathan miller and administratwixe of sd. estate : from all 
claims and demands what ever due to mee from y*^ sd. es- 
tatt as willed by sd. miller acknowledged heer by to have 
Reseved full satisfaction for y° same, as wittnes my hand 
and sealle in Stamford this 28"' of febra"' 168^*^ 

Jonas seelly. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 284.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH BAILEY TO JOHN SAMMIS.] 

[1689, Nov. 29.] 

This indenture made y'' twentie nine day of novembar 
(&c) and in y*^ yeer of our Lord god (&c) one thousand six 
hundred eaighty nine beetwene Joseph bayly of the towne 
of Huntington upon Long Island in amerika, husbanman & 
alces his wife of the one partie, and John samis of y"^ same 
towne one the other partie, Wittnesseth that thesd. Joseph 
Bayly and allcs his wife have for diverse good causes and 
considerations us their unto moving but more especially for 
y^ sum of five pounds in Passable Pay of the Province as 
it passeth from man to man viz: winter wheat at 5^ : p 
bushell and Indian come att 2^ six pence p bushell in hand 
paid and secured bee fore y*^ ensealling and delivery heer 
of, have Barganed sould and made over from us our heairs 
& unto the said John Samis his heairs &c all our Right 
tittle and intrest in and too one single hundred pound 
Right of comanidge that did formerly bee long to y*' Lott 
that was in y' tenor and occupation of trustram Heges 



52 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 

thence estranged to John finch se"", thence to nicolas ellice, 
thence to Joseph baily wee say one of that single hundreds 
with all its Rights and preveliges of comanidge exsept 
seven acres and a haulfe of land that was grantted to 
nicollas ellice which was the first and second devission 
acording to y° deviding of lands in y" towne of huntington 
by theire allotment which I exsept all other Rights and 
previlidge y' doe or may beelong to y'^ same or ever heer 
after may belong to it by any lawfuU way or means what 
soever wee the afore sd Joseph baily and alee his wife have 
allenatted and estranged from us our heirs &c unto John 
Samis his heairs &c to have hould use occupie and injoe 
for ever and doth (warranty) as wittnes our hands and 
salles the day and yeer above said. 

signed, sealled and delivered Joseph Bayly 

in y® presents of us, The mark of 

William broderton allce x Bayly 

The mark of 

Denice X Hart. 
{Deeds Vol. 1, p. 289.) 



[DIVISION OF NECKS AT THE SOUTH.] 

[No date.] 

After we the inhabitants of Huntington by means mean- 
hasitt Sachem had bought a sertaine number of necks of 
meadow of Seaguatake and masapaig Indians and honestly 
paide for them, the towne then disposed of these neckes to 
particular men of the towne by the hundreds as their rate 
of disposing of lands weer laid, one that halfe necke which 
was Massapeg Indians land called by them tatamontitaheg 
weer appointed for Thomas Weeks, Willeam Roggers, 
Richard Ogden, Jonas Wood Bartholomoe Smith and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 53 

Henry Whisson amounting to i6 Hundreds this half necke 
was these mens share of what they had allready bought 
these men to devide amongst themselves for ther share the 
which they did. 
{File No. 22J 



[PROTEST AGAINST STRANGERS PURCHASING 
LANDS FROM THE INDIANS.] 

[1689, Dec. 7.] 

Huntington desemb"' y*" 7"' 1689. 

These p'sents are to declare to all persons within y® 
bounds and limits of this towne and to all other persons 
what soever : that wee whose names are under written : 
beeing Chossen by the towne of huntington to take care of 
all Publicke affaires and conserns that doe conserne the 
towne in generall : and to see that noe partickeler person 
or persons doe wrong the generall : wee doe protest 
against the proseedins of any person or persons that have 
allreddy, beefore the publishing of these p'"sents, bought 
any medowe or upland of the Indians within the limitts of 
our Pattent with out y" knowledge and libertieof y*" towne : 
and doe likewise further protest against any person or per- 
sons bying any land or meddowe of y'' Indians within the 
bounds and limits of our pattent without the knowledge 
and 2.probation of the towne. 

A true coppy of y'' protest by the towns men against by- 
ing Land or meddowe by partickeler person or persons 
"•'thin the limits of our Pattent : Compared by mee. 

Thomas Wickes r^^ ^_^ Isaac Piatt Recr^ 

John Kicham Townsmen. 

(File No. 38, A.) 



54 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. INDIANS TO RICHARD AND 
HENRY SOPER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1689, Dec. 8.] 

This Indenture made y® eigh day of desember in y^ yeare 
1689 Betwene wameus pumsha chipuos and guarapin heads 
& Chefe of sequatauge Indans & Richard Sooper and 
Henery Sooper Jun^ Witnesseth y^ y® said Indians have 
Bargned soulde & Made over from us our heiers &c unto 
y® said Richard sooper and Henery sooper theare hereis 
&c sixtie acars of upland situate Lying & beeing within y® 
bounds of Huntmgton in too parcells one parsle by y® 
Round swampe wheare gurapin planted y* other parsle 
neare Moses pound together with all timber woods & under 
woods growing on y*^ said Land wee y'' afore sd. Indans 
have Bargned alienated & estranged from us our haiers &c 
unto Richard sooper and Henery sooper theare haiers &c 
for y*' sume of twelve pounds in Curant silver Money to 
bee paied unto y® saide Indans within two years from y® 
daie of y'' Date hereof. To have & to hold use ocupie & 
Injoye forever & Do by thes presents to Defende y® same 
against y*" Claime or title of anie parson or persons what 
soever both of English or Indans in wittness whereof wee 
have to this presant indenture set to our hands and scales 
y® daye and yeare above sd. 

signed & Delivered ^^^ ""''^^'^ °^ 

In y^ presents of WAMEUS X 

Jonathan Rogars ^^^ '^'""^^ °^ 

Steven Jarves pum x shua 

Joseph Baile ^^^ "*'•''« "' 

the marke of CHIPPOUSE X 

John x mahiu ^^^ ■"=** °f 

ye marke of PUARAP X IN. 

MASTO X TANUTT 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 271.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 55 

[INDIAN DELIVERY OF THE NECK BY -TURF 
AND TWIGG."] 

[1689, Dec. 9.] 

Memorandum, decomer y® 9. 1689 

the within mentioned bill of sale was delivered possession 
by turf & twigg by mamascopn, pangett being doynated 
by the rest of sd. Indians by sequatarye for that parpose 
in hering by Epenetus Piatt in behalf of the Town of 
Huntington bounded by a river* eastward that parteth 
sowampams and joynes nect northerly by two white oake 
trees marked facing west one of them about three rod or 
poll from y*" estord brook and on y® north side of y^ said 
neck by a sartine river north bound on y^ west side y® 
sd- neck is where y" now Indians paseth ye said river now 

[*The frequent mention in the records of rivers on the south 
side of the town would lead one unacquainted with the terri- 
tory to infer the existence of streams of considerable size and 
quite an extensive watershed, but such was not the case. There 
is no reason to suppose that these brooks were any larger at 
the first settlement of the town than they are now. They are 
and were only rivulets, necessarily small, as they drain a small 
area of territory, generally taking their rise in low swampy 
lands, perhaps two or three miles from the general line of the 
shore of t"he Great South Bay. Their beds lying nearly on a 
level with the sea shore, the tide rises and falls a long way up 
the streams and covers much low salt grass land near the shore, 
so that about their mouths they have considerable width, but 
only a trifling current, except as created by the ebb and flow 
of the tide. To the unsophisticated Indians, the most of 
whom had never seen a river of much size, these brooks 
probably seemed grand rivers, and when they made their deeds 
to the whites their descriptions were incorporated into the in- 
strument. The Indians had a name for every little rivulet, into 
the mouth of which they ran their canoes for shelter. The 
English settlers here continued to call these little brooks rivers, 
their ideas having probably been formed on the miniature 
rivers of their native country. — C. R. S.] 



56 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and a piperage tree marked faceing eastward and south 
ward and so with a straight line to y^ said tree marced on 
y*" east side of y'' afore said neck. 
Witness 
John gray. 
the mark X of John 

WARING. 
{Mle No. 28, C.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1689, Dec. 10.] 

At a towne meeting Desemb' y'' 10 1689 it was voated 
and grantted that noe pertikeler person or persons shall 
Purchase any land upon y'' south side of this Island lying 
against any of the neckes of our meddowe beelonging to 
this towne : butt those men that are intresed. upon each 
necke may Purchase it properly to them selves to dispose 
of att theire owne discression : 

AUsoe that noe partickeler person or persons whatsoever 
shall purchase any Land or medowe of the Indians with 
in the hmitts of our Pattent in any place whatsoever with 
out libertie from the towne.* 

The day above written John Samis and Samuell Kichan 
weare apointed to purchase for the towne what Land and 
meddowe of the Indians that may bee benifishall to the 

[*This seems an unfair and unjust proceeding. The settlers 
here wanted the Indians' land, so they get together and resolve 
that no one else should purchase it, and then send out their 
agents to buy. Having limited the purchase to one party, 
competition could not have been very brisk This idea that 
the town, the government, alone should procure the Indian 
title, smacks of the land theories o€ Henry George in our 
time.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 57 

towne and the towne doth ingage to Rattifie and confirme 
what thay shall doe in order to y" premises. 
(Toivn Meetings, Vol. l,p. 172.) 



[1690, Jan. 30. 1 

Samuell Smith sonn of Samuell Smith of this town was 
borne the 30"' day of Jeneware in the yeer of on Lord, 



i^f 



{Surveijs, p. 152.) 



[LAND OF JONATHAN CHICHESTER.] 

[1690, Jan. 31.] 

A Record of Land for Jonathan Chichester Laid out 
Januar}' y'' 31^' 1690 Laid out thirten acars of land for 
Jonathan Chichester, downe y'" east necke lying one the 
top of the hill nor west from the cove acording to the 
towns grant it is laid fourtie Rod one too sides : and fiftie 
too Rod on the other too sides bounded by markt trees at 
each corner. 

p mee Isaac Piatt, 

Reco' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 67.) 



[DEED. JEREMIAH SMITH TO THOMAS 
WHITEHEAD.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1690, Jan. 31.] 

Witnes These p''esents that I Jeremiah smith of the 
towne of huntington in the Countie of sufTolke in the 
Province of new yourke upon Long Island in America 



58 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

cooper doe for good causes and considerations as allsoe 
for the full & just sume of six pounds in silver all Reddy 
Paid mee to my content AUinatte signe sell and make over 
from mee my heires &c A sertaine Peecell of Land Con- 
taing six acars of wood Land & swamp lying & joinging 
to Cow harbour swampe with in the countie above sd. 
unto Thomas whittehead of the said towne and countie 
cooper for him y*" sd. Thomas his heirs &c to have and to 
hould for ever without the Lett trouble or mollestation of 
any Person whatsoever justly or injustly claiming any 
Right or title to y*" sd. Premises or any part, or parcell 
there of allsoe y*^ sd. Jeremiah doe free the said land from 
all former deeds &c whatsoeever, directly or Indirectly by 
mee or any by or under mee had made or done and I doe 
ratefie this in y*^ sd. deed and confirme it unto the said 
Thomas whittehead as largely as may bee made or done 
by any deed grant purchase bill of saille or towne order: 
and as fully Largly and ampplye as may or can bee made 
by any deed or other Instrument of writting what soe 
ever : further it is agreed that if hee the said Thomas 
whittehead shall dispose and allinatte the sd. Land from 
himselfe his heairs and successors that then the above sd. 
Jeremiah Smith shall have Refussall of the sd. land, for 
confirmation of the said Premises I have heer unto sub- 
scribed my hand this Last day of January one thousand 
six hundred and ninetie. 

In wittnes of simon Lane Jeremiah Smith 

The X mark of Richard Sooper. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 288.) 



[LANDS OF ROBERT KELLUM.] 
[1690, March 10.] 
Laid out for Robart Kellam twentie acars of land upon 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 59 

the west neckc fruntting upon the cove brooke, taking in 
the Creekes of the brooke into his line fourtie Rods or 
poll broad in the frunt Runing fourteene Rod to wards 
horse necke and att the reer fourtie rod broad laid out by 
us. Joseph Whitman 

Samuel tittus 

Alsoe laid out by us more Land for Robart Kellam twen- 
tie acars joining to his first six acars upon the west necke 
by the harbor side joining to John teed Lotte with a slippe 
of land that goes to the above sd. Robart Kellams owne 
meddowe with sum alowance for the barennes of the 
ground. Laid out by us. 

Samuell tittus 
March y^' 10"' i6ff JOSEPH Whittman 

p. mee Isaac Piatt Rec®' 
{Deeds, Vol. l.p. 70.) 



[LANDS OF SAMUEL WOOD.] 

[1690, INLirch 1 1.] 

Samuell Woods Land upon Record. 
Laid out for Samuell wood by us whose names ar under 
written fortie acars of land southwards bounded eastward 
by the south path west ward to the Round Swampe, north 
ward by the path y' goos to his y*" sd. Samuelles hollowe 
Southward by Samuell Kichams hollowe 
March y* ii^'' i6|| Laid out by us 

Samuell tittus 
Joseph Whittman 
p mee Isaac Piatt Reco^ 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 72.) 



to HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LANDS OF JOHN SAMMIS.] 

[1690, March 19.] 

March y« iq^"* i6f| 
Then Laid out for John Samise att the Cove 9:acars of 
land joining to John teeds land : and 7 : acars of Land more 
then Laid out for John Samise bee tween the land of Jon- 
athan Rodgers and y* Land of Samuell Kitcham : Laid out 
by us. Joseph Whittman 

Samuell tittus 
A True Record as it was brought to mee under the sur- 
vaers hands Isaac Piatt Reco' 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 83.) 



[TOWN MEETING. DELEGATES CHOSEN.] 

[1690, March 19.] 

At a towne meeting y® 19 of march i6|| it was voatted 
and concluded y' 2 men should bee sent to south hold one 
y'' 2 1st of this instant to meett with y^ Rest of y"' Repre- 
sentives of y* townes in the countie to ackt as shall bee 
ajudged meett in order to the Leu" gover"" warants." 

The day above written Captt Piatt & John Sammis were 
chossen to goe to Sothhold as deputies from y" towne to 
ackt with y^ Rest of y* deputies of the Countie in order to 
present afaires. 

The day above written Captt Peirson of South hampton 
and Mr. John Conklin of South hold weare chossen by the 
towne of huntington to goe to yorke as Representatives 
from the countie. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 175.) 

[*These measures were adopted with reference to the de- 
mand made by Governor Leisler upon the towns that they 
submit fully to his authority as Governor, and aid him in main- 
taining such authority. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6l 

[DEED. JOHN INGERSOL TO NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1690, March 26.] 

This indenture made y*^ 26*'" day of march in the first 
year of y*' Raine &c and in the yeer of our Lord acording 
&c one thousand six hundred & nientie : Beetwene John 
Inkersoule of crabmedowe with in the bounds of Hunting- 
ton upon Long Island m the Countie of Suffolk and prov- 
ince of New Yourke in America husbandman of y® one 
partie, and nicolas smith ot y^ towne of Huntington and 
Countie and province afore sd. Carpender of y^ other par- 
tie, wittneseth that ye said John Inkersoule for (&c.) and 
in the consideration of the sume of thirtie five pounds of 
curant pay of this province as it passeth from man to man, 
viz. winter wheat at five shillings p bushell Indian corne at 
too shillings & six pence p bushell or other paie answerable 
to that as is more at Large specified in a bill of debt bair- 
jng datte with these presents which said sum afore men- 
tioned was in hand secured beeiore y'^ insealling and deliv- 
ering heer of Have barganed allinated sould cSl confirmed 
and by these presents from mee my heairs (&c.) doe alien 
(&c.) unto y^ afore sd nicolas smith my house home lotte of 
Land adjoining to my house containing five acars more or 
lesse situatte lying and beeing in y^ towne of Huntington 
afore said unlaid out : as allsoe with all Rights prevelidges 
and apurtenances unto y'^ same beelonging or in any wise 
apertaing together allsoe with all wayes watterings gar- 
dens orchards, fences heges, diches if any their bee about 
it, watter courses comans, coman of pasture and hurbary 
woods and under woods unto y® same belonging or any 
wise apertaining to have and to hould y^ said granted and 



62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

barganed premises and apurtinances unto the said nicolas 
smith his heairs executors &c forever yeelding and paying 
therefore his yeerly and annuall proportion of what belongs 
to y*' goverment of this province furthermore wee the sd. 
John Inkersolle and Jane my wife doth for our selves our 
heairs &c doth covenant promise and grant to and with 
the said nicolas smith his heairs &c that y** sd. John Inker- 
solle and Jane his wife now is and stands seized of a good 
sure and perfit estate in y* lawe of the said lott of land with 
an hundred pound Right of cominage devided or undevid- 
ed that doth may or shall in any wise to y° same belong or 
apertaine or ever heerafter shall belong any way or means 
whatsoever having lawfully purchased the same from ben- 
jamin Joens senir. and allinated by him the sd benjamin 
Joens his heairs and asignes unto mee the sd John Inker- 
solle my heairs exsecutors &c and therefore have good 
Right and lawfuU athoritie to sell and convaye the same 
and y^ said John inkersolle and Jane his wife (general cov- 
enant of title and warranty.) in wittnes wheare of wee have 
heer unto sett our hands and sealls the day and yeer above 
said. 

signed, sealled and delivered "^ 

in the presence of us the mark X JOHN 

Epenetus Platt Inkersolle. 

of of 

The marke X green the marke X Jane 

John * Inkersolle 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 274-5.) 



[LAND OF JOHN ADAMS.] 

[1690, March 31.] 
March y^ 31"* Laid out on ye same day eaight acars of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 63 

land on the west side of Cow harbor swamp adjoeyning to 
John Adams feild : all soe twenlfe acars more on j*^ point 
of dicks hills Bounded with a pond neer j'' midle of the 
south side of y' Land the line Running crosse the north 
corner of y'' pond to a Rocke in the south east and a white 
oake tree on y'" nor west : fortie eaight Rode in Leanth 
and fortie Rod in breadth : by us whose nams are under 
written for the use of John Adams carpender. 

Joseph Baylye. 

Joseph Whittman. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 277.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1690, April I.] 

At a towne meeting Legally warned Aprill y® i** 1690. 

The day above written John Sammis was chossen Con- 
stable. 

The day above written was chossen for Comissioners 
and to take care of all afairs Rellaitting to y'' Publicke good 
of the towne Joseph Whittman, Jonas Wood Jun"" and 
Isaac Piatt, it was alsoe voatted y*" same day that y*" three 
Comissioners shall have libertie to call in any asistance 
of y*^ naighbourhood to give them advise in any case of 
dificulltie.* 

[* The difficulty here referred to was the relation which the 
people here held with Gov. Leisler's government at New York 
City. The latter was carrying things with a high hand about 
this time. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Gov. Dongan; 
Mr. Graham and other members of the previous council were 
imprisoned; Catholics were arrested and imprisoned under the 
pretext of being suspected of hostility to King William and 
Leisler's government ; the authorities at Albany defied the 
government of Leisler, and the colony was in a state of an- 
archy and confusion. The two patents of Huntington were 
also in the hands of the Governor, and though demanded, 
could not be procured. — C. R. S.] 



o 



64 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and grantted y* Mr 
Wood should have all y^ medowe against his land att Cow 
harbor for his owne upon gift : y* is to say all y*^ is ajoining 
to his land at Cow harbor one y^ east side y® harbor. 

The day above written it was voatted & consentted y* all 
those persons y' have not Paid their preportion of y® 
charge exspended about y*" Pattent and laing outt y* towns 
south bounds if thay doe not make Payment acording to 
the towne order within twentie three days after y** datte 
heer of that the towne order made march y® ii''' 1684 shall 
bee Put m exsecution, 

Aprill y*= i^' 1690. att a towne meetting It was voatted 
and consented y* y^ Clarke shall have butt five pence in 
pay for each grant of land granted after the datte heer of 
and five pence for each Coppy of all such Land grantted 
after this datte : and 5 pence for Recording each parcell of 
land soe gi-anted after this datte and laid outt and sighned 
by the surveaors. 

The day above sd it was voatted and grantted y' 
Thomas Higbe should have five acars of land and a haulfe 
lying att y*^ Reer of Captt Bailyes lotts and John greens 
home lott if y" place will afoard it. 

The day above sd. was granted to James Chichester sen. 
thirteen acars of land n^r west from his owne cove upon 
y® east neck. 

The day above sd. was voattea and granted to muster 
wood thirtie acars of land att y" flag pond, including an 
taking in y'^ pond north and south of y*" sd. pond. 

The day above said was grantted to M' wood twelve 
acars of Land upon y® east neck att y® place wheare y' 
hogsed staves ware made. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 65 

The day above sd. was grantted to Tho^ brush and John 
brush the Remaining part of their devission of land one 
the west side of thomas Powels hollow under y'' hills : to 
thomas brush was granted twentie nine acars : to John 
brush twentie seven acars. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Jonathan Scudder 
fiftie one acars of land upon y'' west necke joining to his 
one land beloe y'' old feild. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Jonathan Rodgers 
twentie acars of land upon the west necke joining to his 
owne land Right against y** harbours mouth. 

The same day was grantted to Jonathan Rodgers fifteen 
acars of Land joining to his old field upon ye west neck. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Benjmin scrifner all 
y* land betwixt his fence and Richard dayvises fence. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Jonas wood Juneir 
sixteen acars of land upon the west necke to y*" north ward 
of John Scuders ponds. 

The day above sd. was granted to Jeremiah hubard 
nineteen acars of land on y^ south side of y' land hee hath 
all Redd)^ laid out one the west side of horse necke path, 
more land granted to Jeremiah hubard y^ same day five 
acars joining to his home Lott. 

Aprill y'' i^* 1690 att a towne meeting The day above sd 
was grantted to James Chichester Jun"^ sixteen acars and 
a haulfe of land one the east side the fielld path upon the 
west necke att the haulfe mille hill. 

The day above sd. was grantted to M"^ Eliphallett Joens 
one huntjred pound Right of land in this towne. 

The day above sd it was voatted and consented too that 



66 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

their shall bee laid out sixty acars of land upon y^ north 
side of y^ wigwame swamp a top on y'" hill to bee Reserved 
for a parsonage lott.f 

The day above sd. was grantted to John Adams of y** 
mill dam thirtie acars of land upon y'^ nor west end of dickes 
hills att too hoUs y' sometimes hath water in them. 

The same day grantted to John Adams mill dam seven 
an a ^ acars more of land joining to his owne land upon 
y^ west neck. 

The same day above sd. was grantted unto Jonas platt 
Sonne of Isaac Platt six acars of land one y* north side of 
Setaukett path against dicke pechegans hills or y'' swamp 
by the path side. 

The day above sa. was grantted to John kicham twentie 
acars of land one y*' east side y^ south path a littell be- 
yeand Samuell Kichams hollow. 

The day above sd. was to Jonas wood Jun'' the remain- 
ing part of his devission of land grantted att the head of 
y*" valle between Joseph Whittmans spring and thonuis 
brushes land. 

The day above sd. was grantted to nathaniell williams 
four acars of land joining to that hee hath all Reddy 
downe to y*" head of millstone brooke. 

[f"Wigmam Swamp"' was where Cold Spring Village is 
now located, and this sixty acres of land given to the church 
and known as "the parsonage land," was located on the hill 
north of it. It was held by the church until 1773, when it was 
sold, together with all the meadows belonging to the church, 
and the proceeds, ^305, i6s., constituted a fund which was 
afterwards applied to the purchase of the premises in Hunting- 
ton Village now owned and occupied by the First Presbyterian 
Church as a parsonage, "to lye forever for that purpose as long 
as the town endures." Mr. Henry G. DeForest now owns the 
sixty acres above referred to as first given the church near 
"Wigwam Swamp." — C. R. S.] 



huntin(;ton town records. 67 

The day above sd. was grantted to timothy Conklin fowr 
acars of land one y*" nc^rth east side of his land at y*" cove. 

The same day above sd. was grantted to timothy conklin 
twelvfe acars of land above could spring southward. 

The day above sd was grantted to Jacob brush whatt 
land y*^ place will afoard att y'' Reer of his home iott. 

The day above sd. was granttcd to timothy Scudder six 
acars of land and to John Adams carpender twelve acars 
of land one the north side setauke path towards the point 
of hills y'' leads to wards cow harbor, turned over to tim 
Scudder againe. 

Aprill y*^ i** 1690 

The day above sd was grantted to timothy Scudder 
thirtie acars of land joining to his Land and medowe att 
Crab meddowe. 

The day above sd. was grantted to John Ted to take up 
his due of divission land upon tredwells plaine. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Samuell Smith three 
acars of land one the east side y"' path that goes from John 
cories to the hollow ponds and seven acars of land more 
grantted to Samll Smiths y* same day joining to what hee 
had grantted last yeer : more land grantted to Samuell 
Sn ith y*" same day above sd. joining to John cories too 
acares and a haulfe if the place will afoard it. 

The day above sd theire was grantted to John Green 
twelvfe acars of land joining to his other five acars upon 
y^ east necke, ten acars and a haulfe of it belongs to his 
second division. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Richard brush 
sixteen acars of land joining to Jonas woods land grantted 
the same day south ward. 

The day above said theire was grantted to Josephe 



68 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

wood and to Jonathan Jarvice y^ Remaining part of their 
devission of land about haulfe a mille or their abouts north 
ward of dickpechegans hills. 

The day above sd was grantted to Isaac Piatt to take in 
the old foott Path to his land y' lyeth one the north side of 
it and to take up nine acars of land more one the south 
side of y'' old foott path that leadeth to stony brooke. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Stephen Jarvise 
sen"^ eaighteen acars of land meer thomas higbes one y^ 
east necke northeast of thomas higbes land : 

Stephen Jarvises Jun"^ had y" same day grantted to him 
five acars of land joining to his fathers grantted y"^ same 
day. 

The same day above written was grantted to Mr. Piatt 
the Remaining part of his devission land joining to his 
other land att the east feild if y"" place will afoard it. 

The day above sd was grantted to John Samis live acars 
of land joining to Samuell Kickams if ye place will afoard 
it 

[the place is at y'' south spring if y^ place will admitt it.] 

The day above sd was grantted to Robert Cranfield 
eaighteen acars of land upon the east necke six aganist y*^ 
sedars & twelve a top one y'" hill against y*" sedars. 

The same day it was grantted to the Children of John 
Corie three acars of land of Jonathan millers devission 
betwixt y'' too south paths y^ goes from Robert Kellums 
and the creeke hollow. 

{Tcwn Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 177-180.) 



[LANDS OF NICHOLAS SMITH.] 
[1690, April 7.] 
Laid out by Joseph Whittman and Samuell tittus to Nic- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 69 

olas Smith five acars of land Running fortie Rod by the 
streete or hie way and to Samuell tittus his fence and in 
the Reer leving a partickeler cart way for Sam" tittus his 
heares for ever one the north side of goodman Smiths Lott 
betwen him and abiell tittus his lott of a rod wide for his 
youse to cart in to his Lott whatt hee hath use of and on 
the south end a sufficient hie way for his use allsoe This is 
the lott which nicolas Smith bought of John InkersoUe 
formerl}' Benjamin Joenses: these hie wayes one the north 
and south end ever Last for Samuell tittus his youse and 
his for ever ; and that neithei hee nor his shall molest the 
sd. nicolas Smith for ever. 

A True coppy of what was given to me to bee Recorded 
signed bv y* survaors. 

Aprill y" 7*'' 1690 Joseph Wiiittman 

Samuell tli'tus 
p. mee Isaac Flatt Rec°' 
{Deeds Vol. 1, p. 76.) 



[LANDS OF NATHANIEL WILLIAMS AND 
THOMAS WHITSON.] 

[1690, April I I.J 

Aprill y'' 1 1^'' 1690 servaied by us whose names are under 
written to Nathanill willams acording to grant fouer acars 
of land joyning to his feld and Running Down to y" head 
of y'' Millston Brooke on y^ southeast from his hous. 

Thomas wickes 
John Ketcham 

Aprill y® 1 1*'' 1690 survaied by us whose names are under 
written to Nathanell willams eight acars of Land jo3'ning 
to his other Land south east by his other Land In Millston 



70 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Broock hollow on y^^ east corner bounded by a black oak 
by y^ south cornar by a rock by y'' ould feld fence side by 
vertue of a grant from y® trustees. 

Thomas wickes 
John Ketcham 

Sveaied By us whose names are underwritten 



> serv. 



Aprill y"" ii*'' 1690 for Thomas whision Twelve acers of 
Land on y'^ west sid y^ high way y* gooth to hors neck 
against Nathanill willamsis feld 28 Rods by y*" path side 
50 rods on y® south side 48 Rods on y^ west side 30 Rods 
on y** nor-west side bounded on y^ nor west Corner by a 
young white oake on y** other three by Black oaks. 

Thomas wickes 
John Ketcham 
{Surveys, p. 5.) 



[LANDS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS FLEET.] 

[1690, Aprill II.] 

A Record of Cap" ffleetts Land in y^ east neck. Aprill 
y* ijth i5qo: Laid out for Cap"" Thomas ffleett acording to 
y^ within specified grants of hundred ninety too acars of 
land on y^ east neck facing north to the great harbor in 
breadth eaighty 84 four Rod one y^ west side is left a hye 
way of three Rod next to the beach between Jonathan 
Rodgers bogie medowe and y"^ Capttns land in Length one 
hundred seventie too Rod the frunt and Reer of an equall 
bredth : That small peec of Land that was the townes gift 
to Captt" fleett facing west to y® harbor betwene Stephen 
Jarvices Jun' and Captt ffieett y*" north end ten Rod and 
ten foott in length, twentie fowr Rod y^ south end about 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. /I 

eaight Rod Laid out by us that was apointted.* 
August y' 15'^ 1690 Joseph Bayly 

Thomas wickes 
a true Coppy as it was given to mee to Record 

Isaac Piatt Reco' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 80.) 



[TOWN MEETING. JUDGE PALMER OUT 
AGAIN.] 

[1690, April 14.] 

At a towne meeting Aprill y® 14*'' 1690 It was voatted 
and consented y' not withstanding whatsoever voates have 
passed formerly in this towne to take in Judge Pallmer a 
Pattentee with us : it is this day ordered & concluded by 
a voate, y* hee the sd. Pallmer is exscinded and shall have 
noe Right in our bounds by vertue of any of y* former 
voatts neither hee nor any other Person from by or under 
him not with standing what pretense soe fever. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and concluded yt Capt 
Piatt & y*^ townsmen and whome thay shall desire shall 
Returne an answer to M"^ Lisner to signifie our coplyance 
with his Power and y® Reassons why wee have delayed it 
soe long as to y'" declairing of it to him. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and concluded yt 
Captt Piatt should goe to yorke to cary y® towns Returne 
to Mr Lisner. (Gov. Leisler.) 

The day above sd it was voatted and concluded that 
what land Mr Wood hath at Cowharbor above or more 

[*This farm remained in the Fleet family until about twenty- 
five years ago. The mansion house in later years was opposite 
the entrance to Centreport Harbor. — C. R. S.] 



72 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

than twelve acars of ii})laiKl shall goe and bee acountted 
as devission land. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Samuell Kicham four 
acars of land to y'' southwest of his land at the spring 

the same day was grantted to Nathaniell Williams twelvfe 
acars of Land joining to Sam" Kichams land grantted y^ 
same day beefore. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and grantted y' william 
Broderton shall have the towns Right in y* six acare of 
loe land granted him at a towne meetting Aprill y" 2^ 1686: 
it is this day concluded y' hee y*^ sd william shall have it 
for three pound in curant pay to bee paid to the towne 
bee twixt y" datte heer of and y*' first of march next insuing. 

The day above sd. John Wood and Joseph Wood ware 
chossen to lay out Land for the east end of y' towne and 
thay are to have three shillings per day each of them for 
their Pains or labor in Pay 

The day above sd. was grantted to Jeremiah Smith y' 
hee shall have the Remaining part of his devission land as 
neer him as may bee judged convenent. 

The day above sd. was grantted to Isaac Piatt and Thom- 
as wickes y' thay shall have what land is betwixt their 
fence and y'' watter at the east end of their lotts upon the 
little necke and libertie to Run their fence from their lotts 
to low watter mark. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 183.) 

it was Voatted an Granted by the Major Part of the 
Town that Jeremiah Smith shall have about three acars of 
land one the North side of the mill Leaving A sufficient 
by way to the farms Between the Mill and the fore men- 
tioned Land ; the fore mentioned Land is Bound one the 
North with a run of water, one the west with the Cove 
Joyning to it, which was formerly given him in his cove- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 73 

nant conserniiii^ the Mill; one the south with the fore 
mentioned by way, and on the East with the woods in Com- 
monage, as Epenetus Piatt and Samuell Titus saith that it 
was so granted. 

A True Copy taken out of the records this tenth Day of 
Janarv i6|^ p. me Isaac Piatt 

Recorder, 
[File No 68 A.) 



[HUNTINGTON'S ADDRESS TO GOV. LEISLER.] 

[1690, April 15.] 

Honored sir. we the Inhabitants of the Towne of Hun- 
tington make bould to acquaintt your Ho""" y' we have al- 
wayes and dowe still submitt our selves to your Hon' 
power, as his Mag*'*' Lieftenant, and having scene severall 
orders & commans from your Hon'' to this Countie in gen- 
arall for som assistance for the preservation of his Mag"* 
rights, and for his subjects peace and saftie, these lines may 
signifie to your Hon"^ y* from a signification of a letter to 
us from Southould, y*^ tow men from every towne should 
meet lu deputed by their towne to consider of a way to 
answ^er your Hon' order, wee did send tow men to south- 
hould to consult with the rest of the towns deputies in or- 
der to an answer to your Hon' order to us, but w^hen they 
ther mett they found Southhould & seatake altogether 
averce to submition, but Southhamton and Easthampton 
weer seemingly compliable to the present government, and 
sensible of the present nessitie, and did intend as far as 
understood, to answ^er your Hon' order, w*^** was that what 
they did in order to the premises they would give us notice 
of for our concurrance with them in what the}' did in the 
premises which we have waited all this time but have re- 



74 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

caived none, which is the Reason why your Hon' have not 
bene informed of our intents and Reesen of our delayes. 
The declaration of y** towne of huntington : For as much 
as wee understand y* his ma"" king William y* third our 
souverin Lord hath been pleassed to order for y'^ p'sent a 
Leutt gove"^ for y'^ Province of New Yorke and for y*^ end 
hath sent his comissioner to athorise a Leu" gene'' * * 
& y* y*" sd comission cannot ****** now re- 
siding in the said provence saving Capt. Jacob Lestner to 
be his Maj'** Leut. for this Province of New York and de- 
claired our pleasure ready at all times to submit to such 
orders as his honor shall * * * to as by virtue of his 
jyj^jats Commission according to y" law and regulations of 
this province and for as much as his honor hath more than 
once sent his oi'der to this Countie of Suffolk for y*" pro- 
moting his magesties * * * * in this provence and 
y" said orders have not been attended we do hereby declair 
y' the * * delaying to * * those orders hath not 
been through any backwardness in us we have endevored 
to persuade y'' other Townes who objected to comply with 
such commands as have come from his Hon"^ Capt. Jacob 
Larnor, his counte as Cap. Epenetus Piatt his town being 
just to the call and command ***** with them 
what he could may testitie as alsoe our proceeding further 
as we could towards y'' sending representatives and we pre- 
sent this our decleration to y" Leut. Gn' and his Counsell 
that it may witnes for us & to y*" intent that we may be 
exhonerated of any blame shall be charged upon this Town, 
nether at present or here after, no one person among us 
so far as we knowe havint opposed or sligted any order 
comming from y*^ Leutenent Gou'"" & his counsell whatever 
deferent may have been for want of * * * which we 
pray may not be imputed 
Aprill y*" 15, 1690 
{File No. 54.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN Rr.COI-lDS. 75 

[LAND OF THOMAS BRUSH AND JOHN BRUSH.] 

[1690, April 16.] 

The Record of Land laid out to Thomas brush and 
John brush, grantted them at a towne meeting Aprille y® 
i^^ 1690 

wee whose names are under written have Laid out of 
Land to thomas Brush and to John brush acording to their 
grant above datted twentie three acars to thomas brush : 
and twentie three acars to John brush the place not aford- 
ing their whole complement. A True coppy of what was 
given in to mee to Record. 
Aprill y'' 16^*' 1690. Joseph Whittman 

p. mee Isaac Piatt Samuell tittus 

Rec°' 
{Deeds, Vol. I, p. 78.) 



[LANDS OF THE WIDOW BETTS.] 

[1690, May 6.] 

The sixt day of may 1690 

Mark megs, alles loue then a peered in huntington at 
the land y^ was formerly his, purchased by him of william 
Ludlam allenatted to Jacob walker upon considerations and 
confirmed by marke megs and delivered by him the sd 
megs allis loue, by turfe & twige before Jeremiah Hubart 
& Joseph Bayly as wittnes their hands y" day and yeer 
above sd. unto y* widdowe betts for the use of John bets 
& John Adams : the widdowe betts possession is for the 
land and farme 

Joseph Baylye. 
Jeremiah Hubart. 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 257.) 



^6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[MARK MEGGS C(3NFIRMS WALKER'S 
PROCEEDINGS.^ 

[1690, May 6.] 

I marke megs allis loue nowe of stratiord with in y® 
coUeny of Coneticutt husbanmari doe by these p''sents con- 
firme and Rattifie all and singular what Ritte tittle or 
intrest I have had or could have in y*" within mentioned 
p'mises by any way or means whatsoever or any other 
person or persons y* might or could claime any Right or 
title by from or under mee, and doe by these p'sents 
wholy fully and freely Rattifie and confirme what soe ever 
Jacob walker have done in this his alienation as wittnes 
m}^ hand this sixt day of may in y® second yeer of his 
maties Raine and in y'' yeer of our Lord 1690. 
Signed, sealled and delivered ^^^ ™^'''' "*' 

in the presence of us marke X LOUE ALLES megs. 

Jeremiah Hubart 
Joseph Baylye. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 257.) 



[MARK MEGGS AGAIN.] 

[1690, May 6.] 

know all men by these p'"sents that I Marke meges, ales, 
Loue of y'' towne of Stratford with in the CoUeny of con- 
netticut husbanman, doth for mee my heairs &c wholly 
fully and freely aquitte and discharge John Adams sonn 
of abigall betts of huntington uppon long Island in the 
countie of suffolke and province of new yourke husban- 
man his heirs &c of and from any bill or writting bond or 
scrould bairing datte in march i6|| which bill or writting 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. TJ 

I the afore said marke megs ales lov^e doe by these p^sents 
ingadge my selfe my heairs &c to deliver the said bill or 
writting in some Reasonable time and if the said bill or 
writting bee not delivered according to the true intent and 
meaning heer of I doe full and freely aquitte and discharge 
the above said John adams his heairs and asignes of and 
from all bills bonds Reckonings scroulls or acounts by any 
wayes or means what soever from the beginning of the 
wourld to the day of the datte heer of as wittness my hand 
and sealle this sixth day of may in the second yeer of his 
jjj^ties Reaigne and in the yeer of our Lord 1690. 
signed, sealled and delivered *'''' '"•^'''* 

in the presence of of X MARKE MEGS. 

Edward higbee 
Jeremiah hubart. 
(peed. Vol. 1, p. 287.) 



[LANDS OF WILLIAM BROTHERTON.] 

[1690, May 19.] 

May y^ 19*^ 1690 wee under written have Laid out six 
acars of Swampe ground for william Brodderton L3'ing 
above the pond y* hee hath bought of the towne. 
May y*" 26*'' 1690 John Wood 

Joseph Wood. 
p mee Isaac Piatt, Reco"" 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 71.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1690, May 26.] 

Att a towne meetting may y® 26*'' 1690 The day above 
sd. was chossen Captt fleett, Jams Chichester Sen'^ and 



78 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Isaac Piatt assessors for y^ asessing this present Ratte of 
three pence in y'' pound : — The same day above said Jona* 
than Scudder was chossen coleckter. 
{Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 184.) 



[LAND OF THOMAS HIGBEE.] 

[1690, May 26.] 

Laid out by us whose names are under written for Thom- 
as Higbee fower acars and a haulfe of Land att the Reer 
of Captt Baylyes Lott and John greens fortie one Rod in 
lenth Rainging by y*' harbour Path on one side and by 
John wickes Lott on y* other side 

May y^ 26^^ 1690. John Wood 

Joseph Wood 
p mee Isaac Piatt, Reco' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 72.) 



["STEALING A DAUGHTER'S AFFECTIONS CON- 
TRARY TO HER MOTHER'S MIND."]* 

[1690, June 19.] 

The complaint of henry whitne to the Court against 
Josof whitman for steling of his dafters afetions contrary 

[*This is the only case of the kind in the old Court records. 
It shows that human nature has not changed much during the 
past two centuries. Joseph loved Sarah Ketcham and Sarah 
loved Joseph : the parents objected : the young people had 
their way, notwithstanding the law of the period required the 
parents' consent. The Court showed its good sense in waiting 
until Sarah could be heard. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 79 

to her mothars mind and using unlafall menes to obtayne 
his dafters love. 

the deposision of Edward frenshom good cechom com- 
ing to us when I was at mill ford he having som discorse 
about this busines he gave Joseph whitmor his consent to 
have his dafter provided he ware in a seteled way of live- 
ing to mayntayne a wife. 

the testimony of samuU blakman this depe. sayth being 
in company with Joseph whitmor and som othars he herd 
good cechom say Joseph wase a good lad and should have 
his dafter. 

the Cort agred that the matar apering so dark that they 
can not se cas to prosed to give in thar aprehenciones with- 
out sara cecham do apere to give the cort to under stand 
what she can say in the case to give them furthar light. 

Jeune the 19. 1690. 
{Court Rec, p. 23.) 



[DEED. JAMES BETTS TO JOSEPH VAIL.] 
[Abstract.] 

[1690, Sept. 30.] 

This Indenture made the thirtie Day of septembar 
in y*" second yeer of the Raine of our Sov"" Lord (&c) 
and in the yeer of our Lord (&c) one thousand six 
hundred and ninetie: Betweene Jams batte of crab- 
medowe with in the bounds of Huntington upon long 
Island with in the countie of sulTolke and provmce of new 
yourke in americah black smith and elizabeth his wife of 
the one partie and Joseph vaille of smith towne with in the 
bounds of seatallket alles brooke haven in the countie 
and provmce afore said husbanman of the other partie, 



8o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

wittnesseth that the sd. Jams batte and elizabeth his wife, 
have for diverse good causes &c and in the consideration 
of the sum of three score pounds of good passable pay of 
this province as it passeth from man to man part in hand 
Received the other by bill in hand secured bairing datte 
with these presents before the ensealling and delivering 
here of: have Bargened allinatted sould & confirmed and 
by these presents from us our heirs &c doe alien bargan 
sell and confirme unto the afore said Joseph vaille his 
heairs &c all and singular that part of farme sittuatte ling 
and beeing one the south est point of crabmedowe first 
laid out unto Jonathan Harnot by order of the towne of 
huntington since allinated unto John green thence to Jams 
batte now to y** afore said Joseph vaille butting and bound- 
ing as followeth the eastermost part of the upland with a 
swamp or run of watter the south side with the woods in 
comanadge the west end a hollowe that Runeth to a spring 
against a parcell of meddowe called the coman medowe: 
only one the west side of that hollowe is to Remaine a 
cart way the north bounds of the upland from that hol- 
lowe exsept y*" medowe called crabmedowe until yoe come 
to y'' medowe : Right against the medowe of John Scidmore 
the medowe land belonging to y*^ sd. farme lyeth in too • 
parcels y^ westermost parcell containg too acers bee it 
more or lese or the third part of a six acer lotte bounded 
one west side with the coman medowe one the east side 
with the medowe of John Inkersolle the bound tree on y^ 
upland is a chesnutt tree with the top broken of the north 
bounds y'^ maine creeke : of the medowe the south bounds 
the upland, the eastermost parcel of medowe containg six 
acers bee it more or lesse the westermost end y® medowe 
of John Ingersolle the north side and east end with the 
maine creeke as y*" creeke or Run of watter untill yee 
come to a swampe that lyeth one the east end of y^ upland 
the six acer lott bounded with a creeke from the upland to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 8l 

the maine creeke the six acers mentioned is medow land : 
Together with all Rights of comanidge, as allsoe with all 
Rights previlidges and apurtenances unto the same belong- 
ing or in any wise may oi" shall in any wise heer after bee 
long unto the same or any part or parcell their of now in 
my possession together with all wayes, watterings housing 
out housing orchards gardens pastures fences hedges &c 
unto the same belonging or in any wise apertaining Too 
have and to hould the sd. granted and barganed prmises 
and apurtenances unto the sd. Joseph valle his heires exec- 
utors administrators and asignes for ever to use occupie 
and injoe yeelding and paying there fore his yeerly and 
annuall proportion of what may bee long to y*^ gover'"' of 
this province (full covenant and warranty) in wittnes 
wheare of Jams batte and elizabeth his wife have to this 
p'sent indenture sett to our hand and sealle y* day and 
yeer above written. 

signed, sealled and dell. Jams Batte 

in the p'"sents of '^^ ""^'^ "' 

Joseph Bayly Elizabeth x Batte 

Richard Gildersleeve. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 290-1.) 



[TOWN MEETING. VOTE TO BUY THREE 
MORE NECKS, SOUTH.] 

[1690, Oct. 15.] 

October the 15"' 1690: At a towne meetting it w^as voat- 
ted and consented too y' y^ towne would in Generall by 
the three necks of medowe at y'' south which the Indians 
doe nowe profer to sell lying east ward of sumpawams and 
y* all y* free holders in y* towne shall have a like propor- 



82 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

tion in it provided thay pay a like : butt any person or per- 
sons y* doe not pay their full proportion acording- to time 
and specia ingaged shall have noe intrest in it but those 
that pav for it shall have it. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 184.) 



[MEN SENT OUT TO VIEW THE LAND.] 

[1690, Oct. 15.] 

Ocktob' y*" 15"' 1690. 

The same day it was voatted y' Loutt John wood and 
Insigne Thos. higbee should goe to y*" south to viwe the 
Tneddowe that y*" indians profeer to sell and treat with y'' 
Indians about.* 

(Town Meetings, J'ol. 1, p. 187.) 



[DEED. THOMAS WHITSON AND WIFE TO 
JACOB BRUSH.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1690, Oct. 24.] 



This Indenture made v^ twentie fourth Day of October 
1690 betwen thomas whitson and Martha his wife and 
Jacob Brush Witnesseth y' y*" sd. thomas & wife have for 
a valuable consideration in hand paied, sould and made 
over unto Jacob Brush his heirs, executors (&;c) all our 



[*It does not appear that Huntin}:::ton succeeded in purchas- 
ing these three necks east of Sumpwams. There was after- 
wards a purchase further north. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 83 

rij^ht title (c\;c) to fower acars of planting land be it more 
or less situate (&c) in a necke of Land conienly called y'' west 
neck boundini^on y'' south side with a lot of Land formerly 
in V' tenor of moses sender on y'' north side with y'-' Land 
ot Richard willams on v' east and west ends with }'' woods 
In Coman wee sav all our Rii^ht i&c) to y*^ same we have 
alinated tv: estran<;-ed from us our heirs (<S:c) unto Jacob 
Brush his heirs (c^c) to ha\e and to hold forever, (full 
covenant & warrantv ot title.) Sig-ned and scaled. 
Witnessed Thomas Whitson 

Epenetus platt Martha Whitson 

Pheby Platt. 

acknowdedged Oct. 25 1690. 

Epenetus platt, Justice 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 423) 



[DEATHS AND MARRIAGES.] 

[1690, Dec. 1 1.] 

Jeremiah Wood Latte of hemsted departed this life the 
28"' day of desem**"" in y'' year 1686. 

Richard sooper was maried to debura Stevens y'' 4"' day 
of march in y*" year i6s^5. 

Edwaid Brush was maried to hester Brush the daughter 
of Richai'd brush the tenth day of may in y'' yeer of our 
Lord 1688. 

Samuell Smith was maried to mary core the fourteenth 
day of february ni the yeer of our Lord 168;; 

denise Hart was maried to mary smith the twentie eighth 
day of march in y^' yeer of our Lord 1689. 

david Roe, allies mun Roe, was maried to Lli/abcth Ted 
the 27^'' of may in y'' yeer of our Lord 1690. 



84 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 

Samuell oliver was mared to Annock Simions the tenth 
Daye of febuarey In the yeare of our Lord i6|^. 

John mathews was maried to Sarah Smith the 1 1 of De- 
cember in y'' yeer of our Lord 1690. 
{Surveys, p. 87 tfe p. 91.) 



[PETITION TO THE GOVERNOR TO RETURN 
THE TOWN PATENT.] 

[1690. Dec. 16.] 

To the honr' Leut'' Gener' and Counsell at foort william 
in new yorke : 

The humble petticon off the inhabitants off the towne off 
Huntington humbly showeth : that, although By the proc- 
lamacon of Kmg Charles the second, that all peopell that 
had lawfully purchased their Lands off the natives should 
bee accoumpted the tru proprietors thereof; yat after- 
wards gener' Nicols ordered that all towns should take 
pattens whereby to confirm the Bounds and limmits of 
theire towne, sheeps, our towne procureing a patten from 
him ; and did injoye untill Gener' Dongone commanded it, 
and in obedience to command it was Delivered ; and wee 
ware Doublful that it had Been made a way, But Justice 
platt informing us that it was sauef in the office, our hum- 
ble petition to your hounor and Counsell is that you would 
vought safe to favour our towne soe much as to Returne 
our patten to us againe, and alsoe that may bee confirmed 
from under your hands to us, for which wee shall bee hum- 
bly thankfull and in obedience shall ever pra}- : 

Huntington Desember Townsmen 

16*'' 1690. In the name of the Town Isaac Platt 

Jonas Wood 
(Mle No. 50.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. Sj 

[THE TOWN QUIT-RENT SENT TO THE GOV 
ERNOR, AND A REQUEST MADE FOR 
RETURN OF THE PATENT.] 

[1690, Dec. 16.] 

Honered Sir 

After our humble servise p'"sented : These are to signifie 
to vour hon' : that wee have Leved both these ackts to 
gather in the Ratte that wase datted y" 23 of Aprill 1690: [v^ / 
the sum whereof is twentie nine pound four shilling and 
seven pence. 

The Celeckter is Lattly dead and sum of it is not vett 
gotten in : which wee shall take care to doe with speed : 
what was gathered in mony wee have sent to 3our honor 
by the bearer heer of, which sum is eaighteen pound and 
nine pence, the Remainder is most of it gathered in wheat 
& tallowe and wee have noe opertunitie to send it yet. 
butt shall take the first that wee can procure, exsept yo"" 
hon' can favor the towne soe far by any opertunitie from 
new yourke to transport it : this is all att present soe wee 
Rest and desire the Lord to asist yo"^ honer by his holly 
spirit \^ all yo' Adminstrations may bee for his glory and 
his peoples good : yo"" humble servants for and in the be- 
haulfe of the towne. Isaac Platt 

Huntington desember: y'' JONAS WoOD 

16"' 1690 Townsmen. 



To the Honered Leutt Governer, att New Yourke : 
The humble petition of y*" towne of huntington to yo' 
honor: wee understanding y* our Pattent is in yo' honers 
custitie, which was Left with M' graham in order to y* 
taking of a nother which wee never had our humble Re- 
quest is y' yo' hon' would be pleased to deliver it to y* 



86 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bearer heer of and soe wee shall ever pray. 

Huntington Desembr Isaac Platt 

y^ 1 6*^ 1690 Jonas Wood 

for & in the behaulfe of y® towne. Townsmen 

{Mle No. 44.) 



[WORK ON THE MEETING HOUSE.] 

(1691. Jan. 9.] 

Whereas Thomas Smith was Ingaged to Lay y'' Meting 
Hous flor for which y" towne granted him theare right of 
a parcell of swamp Land Lying at y® head of y*" fresh pond 
y* which Ingagement hee hath fully preformed Acording 
to y* time apointed him bey y® towne to Do it In Janua- 
rey the 9*'' 1691. 

Jo° Ketcham Rec"" 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 190.) 



[LAND OF SAMUEL WOOD.] 

[1691, Jan. 12.] 

Samuell Woods hom Lot bounded as foUoweth one the 
North side with Thomas Powles home Lott one y" south 
side with Jones Plattes Lott one the frunt with the high 
way going to y*" south one the Reare with y'' high hills In 
y* Comans, It beares the Denomination of A three hundred 
Pound Lottment. 

The marke that Samuell Wood gives his Creatures Is a 
Crop on the right eare and a hole In the same, 

January the 12'^^ 1691. 

By me John Ketcham Rec" 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 72.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 8/ 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1691, Jan. 13.] 

Januare y*" 13^'' i6ff 
That att a towne meetting John wickes was chossen 
coleckter and to stand in that Place and offise untill the 
second of Aprill in y*" yeer 1692. 

The same day above sd. these assessors ware confirmed 
and chossen to make this present Ratte for y® govener 
which made the Last Ratte of three pence in y^ pound y^ 
same men to witt Captt Thomas fleett James Chichester 
sen"^ and Isaac Piatt are chossen to make this Ratte that is 
to bee paid y*" one haulfe y'' 25*'' of this instant the other 
haulf to bee paid y^ next march insuing y'' datte heerof. 

The day above sd. it was voatted & grantted that Thomas 
Smith and Benjamin Scudder shall have Libertie to build 
a grist mill att stonny brooke if thay can procure soe much 
help towards y*" dam as to incourage them to doe it and 
thay are to give their answar to the Clarke in one months 
time whether they have incourigment or not. 

The day above sd. it was voatted and grantted that 
Samuel Kichams deed of saill for his meddowe att the 111- 
ands one the south side of this Illand might be Recorded. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 184.) 



[LAND OF EPENETUS PLATT.] 

[1691, Jan. 29.] 

A Record of Land laid out for Cap" epenetus Piatt Jan- 
uare y* 29*'' i6|^. Then Laid out 40 acars of land acording 
to y^ townes grant ajoining to thomas Powels land acord- 



88 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ing to y® townes grant the dementions being fowr score 
poUe each way it butting against the hie way north ward, 
allsoe the same day laid out for Epenetus plat twentie sev- 
en acars of land ajoinmg to his former Land lying at the 
southwest of the east feild the dementtions beeing six score 
Rodd west ward at y*" east end 48 poUe at the west end 24 
polle bounded by a hie way one the south side wee say 
Laid out by us. John Wood 

Joseph Wood 
A true Record as it was given in to mee, 

Isaac Piatt 

Rec"' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 82.) 



[JOHN KETCHAM'S LAND.] 

[No date.] 

S.vaied by us whose names are under written for John 
Ketcham fouer acaars of Land upon y'' Level upon the top 
of y'' hill above y*^ Reare of his house Lott L3"ing forty 
Rods In Length and sixten broad. ^ 

Joseph Whitman 

SaMUELL TITUS 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 82.) 

[* These surveys seem to have been made pursuant to grants 
of land made by Town Meetings. No grants made by Trus- 
tees of the town, nor surveys of lands in accordance with Trus- 
tees' grants, will appear in this volume, they having been re- 
served for a separate volume ; but the general proceedings and 
doings of the Trustees, aside from specific grants, will be in- 
serted here in the order of their date. Highway records will 
also be omitted and reserved for a separate volume. — C. R, S,] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 89 

[LAND OF JEREMIAH SMITH.] 

[1691, Jan. 30.1 

A Record of y' Land of Jeremiah Smith laid out b}^ John 
Wood and Joseph wood, survaers Janua' 30^'' 169^ Wee 
have Laid out six acars of land for Jeremiah Smith at the 
head of Cowharbour Swampe taking in Fart of y" swampe 
it Runs 48 pooU in length, south ward and 20: in breadth 
bounded h\ markt trees at the frunt a blacke oak tree at 
the east corner and west by a peparige tree : the Reer the 
west corner by a blacke oake the east by a young wallnut 
stadle. 

We have allsoe Laid out eaight acars of land for Jere- 
miah Smith att the head of fryars hoUowe 40 : Rod in lenth 
and in bredth thirtie too rod bounded by markt trees at 
each corner 

We have all soe Laid out aleven 1 1 acars with y'' home 
lott and sum Inlargment att y'' Reer and on y'' east side: 
60 : Rod in lenth & in the Reer 26 Rod : in the frunt 32 
Rod: 

We have allsoe Laid out : 7 : acars of land lying one y^ 
north side of his orchard : 80 : Rod in Lenth runing downe 
to the watter on the north side of the beach and soe going 
to his cove and 2 acars in his house lotte Laid out by us 

John Wood, Joseph wood. 

A true coppy as it was given in to mee by Jeremiah Smith 
under the survuaers hands. 

Isaac Flatt Reco' March y« 26"' 1691. 
(Deeds-, Vol. 1, p. 84.) 



[ORDER IN COUNCIL THAT THE PATENT BE 
RECORDED.] 

[1691, Feb. 5.] \^ 

At a Councill held in New Yorke flfeb^'' 5 : 16^- 



90 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Upon reading the request of Epenetus Plat Esq. in be- 
halfe of the Towne of Huntington relating the Patent of 
s*^ Towne. 

Ordered that the sd. Patents doth remaine in the Secre- 
taryes office & that it be recorded, if it is desired by the 
Towne.* 

Jacob Milborne C* 

Cone. 
Und seal. 
The Lieut General, Perre Lattoy Thed^ Jansen 
Samuel Stead Joh : Provoost. Jacob Maurits Robt 

LEbOCK. 

{File No. 51.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO ROBERT KELLUM OF 
ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH BAY.] 

[1691, March 7.] 
This Indenture Made the seventh Day of March in the 

[* This was probably among the last official acts of Gov. 
Jacob Leisler and his Council. Two days before this. Major 
Richard Ingoldesby, commissioned by the newly appointed 
Governor, Sir Henry Sloughter, had arrived in New York and 
issued a proclamation asserting his authority and demanding 
possession of the fort in the name of the new Governor, which 
Leisler had refused to surrender. The Huntington patent had 
been detained first by Gov. Dongan, and then in turn by Gov. 
Leisler, on one pretext and another. Now, while Leisler was 
calling on all the towns to send soldiers to New York to assist 
him in holding the government of the colony against Major 
Ingoldesby, Huntington probably thought the time opportune 
for demanding its charter. The demand was successful, as the 
document was ordered on record and its validity established. 
As will be presently seen, in a month Huntington sent men to 
the city to welcome the new Governor. Jacob Milborne, Sec- 
retary of the Council, who signed the above order, was executed 
for treason with Jacob Leisler on the i6th of May following- 
the date of the above order. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINCiTON TOWN RKCtJRDS. ' 9I 

second year of the Reigne of our Soverign Lord William 
the third king of great Brittain france and Ireland 
king Defender of the ffaith &c : and in the year of our 
Lord according to the Church of England one thousand 
six hundred Ninety one between ould Cheepy and Will 
Cheepie massapague Indians of the one partie and Robert 
Kalom of the towne of Huntington upon Long Island in 
the County of Suffcjlk and province of New yorke in Amer- 
ica Cordwinder of the other partie. Wittnesseth that the 
sd. ould Chippie and will Cheppie for divers good Causes 
and Considerations us there unto moving but more Espec- 
ially for a valuable consideration in hand Received before 
the Ensealing and delivering here of have bargained al- 
lienated estranged and Confirmed and by these presents 
do bargain alien and confirme from us our heirs exc'^ adm. 
and assignes unto the afore sd. Robart Kallom his heirs 
Ex"'" adm^ and assigns all and singular, one Island or Hands 
of meadow Lving and being on the south side of this Hand 
between the south beach and the south meadows of the 
towne of huntington against A parcell of meadow Com- 
monly called or known by the name of the halfe Neck wee 
say that Hand of meadow as we have allienated as afore 
said there Rims a small Creek as too Islands but we ac- 
compt it as one Hand and do so Confirme unto the said 
Robart Kalom his heirs, ex"" adm"" and assigns to have hold 
use occupy and injoy for ever and do further Ingage that 
it is our own proper right there fore have good Reason to 
sell and convey the same and do further ingage that it is 
free and clear from all other grants or bargains and do 
promise to defend the same against any person or persons 
that Claims any tytle or intrest there unto in witness 
whereof we have to this present Indenture set to our hands 
and seals. 

the mark of 

OULD X Cheppie [sealj 

the mark of 

WILL X CHEPPIE [seal] 



92 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

signed, sealed and ded. in the presents of us. 
Jonathan Harned, 
John White. 

Recorded by me Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. 2, p. 123.) 



[GOVERNOR SLOUGHTER WELCOMED.] 

[169 1, March 23.] 

At a towne meetting march y** 23" 169^ 
This day it was voatted and agreed by the whole townes 
consent y* then met : that M"' eliphalett Joens and Mr Ep- 
enetus Piatt should goe to Yorke in the name of the towne 
to welcome his exselence our Gover'' into these Parts. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 189.) 



[CHOOSING THE ASSEMBLYMEN ] 

[1691, March 30.] 

Att a towne meetting march y*^ 30, 169 1 Joseph Whitt- 
man sen"" and Thomas Wickes sen"" ware chossen by y'" 
towne to goe to Southhamton to joine with the Rest of the 
Countie in chussing too asembly men on the third of Aprill 
next ensuing y'' datte heerof.* 

[* One of the fruits of the revolution of 1688 in England 
was the establishment of a Colonial Assembly here, chosen by 
the people to make laws. The old Duke's Laws that had served 
the colony since 1664 were in a great measure repealed or set 
aside, and new laws were passed more to the liking of the peo- 
ple. The laws passed by the Colonial Assembly in 1691, and 
during many subsequent years, are well preserved in a large 
bound volume, now in the Town Clerk's office. This book was 
printed on paper impressed with the Crown stamp. — C. R. S.] 



huntin(;ton town records. 93 

The day above sd. it was voatted and consentted too y* 
Benjamin Scudder shall have y*" towns Right att cold 
Spring- y'= lower way going over to sett up a grist mill if 
hec and y" towne doe agree upon terms : and as many of 
y*^ house houlds as will to give him fifteen shillings a yeere 
in labour or sum other curant Pay with what is the townes 
Right belonging to Jeremiah Smiths mill. 
[Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 189.) 



[OATH OF ASSESSORS. NO TAXATION WITH- 
OUT CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE.] 

[1691, July 3.] 

A Clause of y'' oath to bee given to y*" asessors (&c.) 

Bee it further enacted by the Authority afore sd. (the 
Colonial Assembly) that the sd. majer * * * * J^s. 
tises of y*" Pease for the Respective sittyes and counties, 
maners and Jurisdictions, have and shall have Power and 
authoritie by vertue of this act: each of them by himselfe 
to administer an oath to y*" sd. asessors well : truly, equally 
and acording to their best understanding to ases & Ratte 
y^ inhabitants Residents and free holders of y'^ Respective 
places for y*^ which thay shall bee chossen asessors : a true 
copy of y* clause of y*" act, Isaac Piatt Jully y" 3'' 1691. 

Another clause (&c,) 

That noe aide tax talleye, assesment custome, Loane, 
benevoelence, gift, exsise dutty or imposition whatsoever 
shall bee Laid, Assesed, Imposed, Levied or Required of 
or on any of their maj"* subjects within this Province &co: 
on their estats : upon any couller or protense whatsoever : 
but by y^ act & consent of y^ Gov"" & counsell and Repre- 
sentatives of y"" people In Gener" Assembly mett & con- 
vened. 

{File No. 38 B.) 



94 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING. THE MEETING HOUSE.] 

[1691, July 3.] 

Att a towne meetting Jully y*" 3** 1691 It was voatted 
and agreed that Thomas Smith shall have that part of 
swamp land at y'' fresh pond from William brodertons 
Land downe to the pond not to predgedes hie ways and 
wattering Places : wee say y'^ towns Right for which hee 
ingageth to lay the fTowr of y* meetting house* and ground 
sleepers and provide nails or pins for the said flower : Al- 
soe hee is to doe it by the 29*'' of September insuing : on 
the peneltie of seatting y*^ the said house allsoe ony® above 
sd. acount to bee dune all with in too months after y* sd. 
29*'' of September the towne providing stuff to seat y® sd. 
house as it ought to bee. 

The day above sd. John Wood, John Kitcham and Thom- 
as brush ware chossen townsmen Jully y"^ 3*^ 1691 

The same day above sd. Samuel Smith was chossen 
Constable. 

The day one y® lower Part of y'' other side mentioned 
Jully y*" 3^* 1 69 1 John Samis and John Adams carpenter, 
was chossen assessors. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. I, pp. 189-190.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1691, Sept. 16.] 
In the yeare 1691 at a towne Meeting Legally warned 

[* This was probably the meeting house erected on Meeting 
house Brook about 1665, as there is no evidence that a new one 
had been built.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 95 

September the 16"^ John Ketcham was Legalley chosen \j 
towne Gierke. 

By mee John Ketcham Clerk. 
[Tcnjon Meetings, Vol. I, p. 172.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF NAGUNTATOGUE NECK, 
SOUTH.]* 

[1691, Sept. 25.] 

This Indenture made the twentie fift Daie of September 
in the third yeare of the Raine of our sov' Lord william the 
third king of great brittan, france and Ireland, Defend- 
er of the faith etc", and in the yeare of our Lord, Ac- 
cording to the Computation of the Church of England, one 
thousand six hundred ninetie one, Between wamus, saga- 
more of seakatouge Indians, pametoe, waughewaram, pom- 
pod and mamasscocom, seakatouge Indians, with theire 
Asosiates of the on partie, and Inco"' Epenas platt, Richard 
Brush, Jonas Wood, Thomas Brush, with their associates, 
all of the towne of Huntington, uppon Long Island, within 
the Countie of Suffolk and provence of new yorke, in 
Amerikaa, husban men, of the other partie ; witnesseth : 
that the saide wameus sagamore, pamecoe, waughweram, 
pompod and mamasscocom, with theire Assosiates, have 
Bargoned sould and made over : and Doe by these p''s(^ts 
from us our heires. Executors, Administrators and Assignes 
Bargon, Aleen, sell and Confirme unto the saide In'= Epenus 

[*This is one of a series of Indian deeds that take in prem- 
ises adjoining and north of the original conveyances by the In- 
dians of the necks of meadows. Many whites had settled on 
the south side of the town, and upland was needed as well as 
meadows. Hence these purchases further inland from the 
South Bay. The premises are situated near the southeasterly 
boundary of the present Town of Babylon. — C. R. S.] 



96 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Piatt, Richard Brush, Jonas wood and thomas, with Con- 
federates all our Right, title, and intrest that wee have, 
being the upland of A necke of Land lying and being on 
the south side of this Hand, comonly called or knowne by 
the name of naguntatouge, the medow land of that necke 
aforesd.. Belonging to Just, platt, Richard Brush, Jonas 
wood, thomas Brush and theire assosiates, but all the up- 
land from the fresh medowes to the Indian path that now 
is, and from Santapaugh River on the east side and the 
litell necke River west, with libertie to cut wood or timber 
for yards or sellars, on the north side of the Indian path : 
wee the aforesaid Indians beeing the true propriators of 
the said land and therefore have Right and lawfull Augh- 
thorytie to sell and convoye the same : therefore wee the 
aforenamed Indians, with our Asosiates, doe by these 
p^'sents sell, Alienate and Confirme all the saide land Afore- 
menconed, with all its Rights and benifits, that is or ever 
shall bee on the south side of the Indian path and what 
benifet on the north side of the path as is affore Resighted, 
unto Juc'' Epnetus plat, Richard brush, Jonas Wood, thom- 
as Brush and the Asosiates of them and every of them 
theire heires Executors, Administrators and assignes, to 
have hould, occupie and Injoye for ever : the Resignation 
and Alienation of the aforemenconed p'^mises is for a val- 
iable Consideration, agreed on before the ensealeing and 
Delivering hearof, for which wee the said wameus, pameco, 
whoughweram, pompod and mamasscocom, with our Aso- 
siates and heires, executors, administrators and assignes, 
that the land aforesaid is free and cleare of and from all 
other, former bargens, grants sales leases morgadges, or 
Any incumbarances whatsoever, and Doe hereby these 
p'sents ingadg to Defend the same Against Any person or 
persons who may or shall lay any just Claime or title to 
the afore granted p'^mises or any part or parsell thereof, 
in witnes whereof wee the aforesaid Indians have to this 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 97 

p'sent inaenture set to our hands and scales the daie and 
year above written : 

signed sealed and delivered in the p'^sents of us : 

Joseph Baylye 

John Wickes 



the mark of 






WAMEUS X 


[L 


.8.] 


the mark of 






PAMECOE X 


[L. 


S.] 


the mare of 






WHAUGH X WEEAM [l. 


S.] 


the mark of 






POM X POD 


[L. 


S.] 


the mark of 







MAMASS X COCOM [L. S.] 

the subscribers apeared before me the day and year 
above written and acknowledged this instrument to be 
their ack and deed. 

Epenetus Ptatt. 

Witness October 21 : 1691, we whose names are under 
writen, being then present, saw two of the subscribers. In 
the behalf of the rest of their Assosiates, deliver posesion 
of the above mentioned premises by turf and twigg unto 
Richard brush In the behalf of his Asosiates. 
John Adams 

JaCO BRUSH 

John Conkkline 
This deed is recorded In y® Bound Book of Deed Begun 
In y*' Year 1754 By Me Soloman Ketcham Clerk. Entered 
In Page 11. 

{File No. 31. and Deeds, Vol. 3, pp. 202-3.) 



[PROVINCIAL TAX.] 

[1691, Nov. 28.] 
Reseaved from Mr John Weekes the sume of twentey 



98 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

poundes six shillings and nine pence half peny out of 
y" County of Sufolk In part of the first payment of that 
County proportion of y*" two thousand pound tax to be 
Leved In this province of new york I saye out of the 
towne of Huntington the 28 Day of November 1691 
Reseaved by mee. £: s: d: 
20: 6: 9A 

(Deeds, Vol. \,j>. 250.; 



Chideley Brooks, Coll. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1691, Dec. 18.] 

Desember the 18"" 1691 

The same Day It was voted and Consented unto that 
thare shall bee two men Att each end of the towne yearely 
Chosen to vew the fences for the west end of the towne 
this yeare John Ketcham and Jeames Chistter are chosen, 
for the east end of y'' towne John Wood and John Wickes 
are chosen. 

It is allso voted and Consented unto that the fence 
vevvers shall have halef a crcjun a day for vewing fences 
and bee paied at the yeares end buy those that belong to 
the fence which thay vew.* 

The same da^e It was voted and consented unto that 
All swine that shall bee found trespasing In corn or 
Pasture Land shall bee Drove to Poundf and the owners 
thereof shall paye all the Damige. 

[ *They doubtless intended to say that the owners of the 
fences should pay the fees of the viewers. — C. R. S.] 

[ f About fifty years ago there was a public pound located on 
the hill a. little easterly of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Huntington village. A high, strong fence inclosed a space 
about forty feet square, where stray animals were "pounded" 
or impounded. The practice had continued down to about 
the date here indicated, but it soon after fell into disuse and 
the old pound has disappeared. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 99 

The same dav it was voated & consented unto that all 
those that have killed Wolves since thay were paide for in 
the Countey Rate shall have fiftenne shillings A woulfe 
and for all that shall be killed. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1. ]>■ 197.) 



[TOWN MEETING. A NEW MILL.] 

[169 1, Dec. 26.] 

Desember the 26, T691. 
Att a towne meting Abiall tittus was Leagley Chossen 
coleckter and to stand till another Is chosen. 

The same Daye It was voted and consented unto buy 
y'' towne that the townesmenn shall call In all the mone}' 
Due to the towne for hundreds that thay have sould the 
townes menn are to make use of it att theare Discresion 
for the Repairing the Meeting hous. 

The same Day" It was voted and consented unto that all 
woulves that are killed buy Indans In the towns Bounds 
shall have five shillings a woulfe, Paied by the Constable. 

The same Daye It was voted and consented unto that 
vSamuell vSmith shall Bee Pound keeper. 

Desember the 26, 1691. 
The same Daye the towne Agreed with Jonathan 
Rogers to sect up a grist mill at Could Spring on the 
tenner of y*" first Covenant and to give him the Iron and 
stonnes of y^' ould null and if y*" mill Doth not answer the 
townes end y*" Iron and stonnes to returne to y'' towne 
again and twentey accares of Land, where most Convean- 
lent for him but If y*" mill answer not the townes end the 
Land Is not to bee Disposed of to aney other but to 
returne to the towne againe and the sd. Jonathan I-ioi^^-gres 



lOO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Is to grind on mondy and tusdaye and If that will not Doe 
to grind tell the mill Is emptey. This Done In the behalef 
of the towne. 

John Wood Jonathan Roggres. 

John Ketcham 
A true Coppey taken out of the orignall bey mee: 

John Ketcham 
Recorder. 
{Town Meetings, Vol l,piJ. 197-8.) 



TLAND OF JOSEPH AND JONATHAN JARVIS.] 

[1692, Jan. 2.] 

Wee have Laide out a parsell of land ling about three 
quarters of a mile below Richard sopers that was formerly 
granted to Joseph and Jonathan Jarvis containing 16 acars 
fiftey seven Rod one way and fortey five Rod the other 
way Bounded by a black oak tree on the norwest corner 
A whatte oake tre on the north east corner, A chesnutt 
tree on the south east corner and a chesnutt tree on the 
south west corner, January y*" 2. 1692. 

John Wood 
Joseph Wood 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1. p. 142.^ 



[EXCHANGE OF LAND BETWEEN JOSEPH AND 
NATHAN WHITMAN AND JOHN ROGERS.] 

[No date.] 

Know all men by thes presence that Joseph whitman 
sen' of Huntington doe by thes presence resigne up unto 



J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. lOI 

my son Nathan whitman all my Right title and intrestthat 
I have in a peace of Land granted unto me y* sd. Joseph 
whitman by the towne of Hnntington Lying betwene y* 
Land of Jonathan Sender by y*" harbour side and y'' Land 
of Jonathan Rogers and y'' sd. nathan whitman doth by 
thes presence Resigne up this sd. peece of Land and change 
y* same with John Rogers for so much Land in an other 
place in y*^" Comons where he shall see cause to take it 
up. 

by mee John Ketcham Clerk. 
In witness our hands, 
Thomas Wickes 
John Kp:tcham. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 143.) 



[DEED. THOMAS BRUSH AND WIFE TO 
JACOB BRUSH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1692, March 16.] 

This Indenture made y"" sixtenth day of March in y* 
year 1692 betwene Thomas Brush & Sarah his wife and 
Jacob Brush, Witnesseth y' y'^ sd. thomas Brush for y*" sum 
of twenty nine pounds tenn shillings hath given Granted 
bargned sould, enfeefed Released & Confirmed unto y* sd. 
Jacob Brush his heirs & assignes for ever all that a cer- 
taine Messuage or tenament of land & Medow ground 
which medow cost five pounds tenn shillmgs In paye, 
situate Lying & beeing In y'^ towneship of Huntington, all 
that my dwell house, orchard, garden, home Lott of land 
containing six acars be it more or less together with all 
fences belonging to y® same with halfe a hundred pound 



I02 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Right of Comanage which cost two pounds tenn shillings 
& half of my Right of Medow Lying on a neck on y® south 
side of y® Island Lying on y'' west side of }'" necke called 
y® east necke y*^ home Lott Is bounded as foUoweth with 
y® frunt or east end with y^ streete y*^ south side with y® 
highway leading to oysterbay y® rear or west end Avith y* 
woods In comans y" north side with y^ Lott of Jonathan 
Sender I say I have sould unto y^ above sd. Jacob Brush 
y** above Menconed parcells of land with all priveledges 
with full covenant & warranty of title, signed and sealed. 

Thomas Brush. 
Sarah x Brush hur mark, 
signed & sealed In presents of 
John v^ickes 
John Brush 

Acknowledged Feb 28. 1695. 
John Wickes, test. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 421.) 



[DEED. NICHOLAS SMITH TO JOHN 
INGERSOLL.] 

[1692, March 16.] 

Huntington March 16, 169^ 
Whearas John inkerson of Crabmedowe hath formeley 
sould unto Niclous smith of the same towne and Riding A 
house and lott Lying In the West end of the towne joyn- 
ing to Samuell tittes Land and the sd. Niclous smith not 
paying the sd. John Inkerson Accordmg to bargan the sd. 
John Inkerson Doth take the sd. house and Land with all 
the previledges and Apurtanances theare unto belonging 
Into his owne posesion againe the sd. Niclous smith pay- 
ing the sd Inkerson twentey shillings In paye and two hun- 
dred Railes. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 292.; 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. lOJ 

[DEED. JONAS VALENTINE TO JOHN 
INGERSOLL.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1692, March 26.] 

Bee it known unto all Christian peopell to whome thes 
p'sents shall come that I Jonas Valentine of Hunting-ton in 
y^ County of Suffolk on Long Island In y*^ provance of new 
york In americk planter for good and valluable considera- 
tion mee there unto moving & by mee in hand Received & 
secured to bee paide there with I acknouledge my selef 
fulley contented have given granted Bargned sould alinat- 
ed made over &c and by these presents Doe give grant &c 
unto John Ingerson of y^ towne & County & provance 
afore sd. planter & to his heirs ttc for ever & to them for 
ever, All my Right title Intrest possession which I now 
have or ought to have for that part or those parts of a 
farme of Land which containes in y*^ whole Right of eleven 
hundred pounds y'^ which I bought of Thomas Marten 
which martin bought of Jonathan Rogres & thomas wickes 
which parte or parts is or are a four hundred pound Right 
viz. A two hundred pound Right of each of y" fore sd. 
Rogars & wickes which farm or parts y' is mine Lyeth on 
Crabbmedow neeck Beeing y' Lower most farme next to y® 
gutt beeing some w* more then y^ third part of that wholl 
farme of aleaven hundred pound Right above sd. all my 
purchas which I y*" above sd. Jonas valantine purchas of y* 
a bove martin of this part of this farme both upland & 
medow Lying at Crabbmedow in y" bounds of Hunting- 
ton the north part where ot buttes on y® sea & is bounded 
with an high way southward & with an other high way 
est ward & joynes to y' land of Edward bunce west ward 
as all so two lottes or sheares of medow salt medow 
bounded with the up land afore sd north ward as allso a 



104 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

parsell of Bogs or fresh medow viz my part of it or one 
third it being in divedend equally betwen me & John In- 
gerson I say all this ti^act together with all y^ Appurt- 
nances houses out houses Barnes gardens, fences orchards 
houses what ever is belonging to it with all Cominages, &c 
whatsoever which I y*" sd. valintine did my selef Injoy in 
y" premises I doe with my heirs, my wife &c give grant &c 
as above sd. John Ingerson his heairs &cto have use posses 
Injoy &c & continue to him & them & to his & their proper 
use &c forever to have & to hould for ever to have & to 
hould without y*" least disturbance &c bv mee or my wife 
or my children or heairs &c by therough or under mee 
(covenant and warranty) in witnes to y^ above sd &c Jonas 
valentine and Grace my wife have set to our hands & scale 
this twentv sixt of march in y'' yeare of our Lord one thous- 
and six hundred ninty two And in y*^ fourth 3^eare of y*^ 
Raiffne &c. 



'fc>' 



Jonas x valintine 

nijirk 
her 

Grace x valintine 

marke 

signed sealed In y^ p'sence of us. 
Jonathan Adams 
Richard Gildersleeve 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 301-2.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH WHITMAN TO EDWARD 
KETCHAM.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1692, March 26,] 

This Indenture made the 26 day of March (&c) and in 



HUNTINCITOX TOWN RECORDS. I05 

the )'ear of our Lord 1692 Between Joseph Whitman sen' 
husband man in the County of Suffolk on Long Island in 
the province of New Yorke and Edward Ketcham Inhab- 
itant in oysterbay in the west County and province of 
New York in america, Witnesseth that the above sd. 
Joseph Whitman and Sarah his wife Doth sell and make 
over unto the sd. Edward Ketcham two parcels of meadow 
Lying on the south side of the Island on a neck called the 
East neck next to santepauge the first parcel is in the salt 
marsh it being eight rods broad and bounded with the 
town Lot on the south and the Lot of John Samons on the 
North and with the creek on the west and Runing to the 
midle (jf the neck Eastward both salt and fresh the sec- 
ond parcel is also eight rods broad and bounded with the 
woods on the north side and also one parcel of meadow 
belonging to thomas brush and Richard brush Lying on 
part of the above sd. north side bounded also on the east 
with the woods in comons and with the Lot of John brush 
on the south side and with the Creek on the west end, the 
two Afore mentioned parsels of medow I the above sd. 
Joseph Whitman and Sarah my wife have barganed sould 
Alienated and estranged for a Reasonable consideration 
alredy Received in hand whereof and where with I Do 
acknowledge my selfe fidly satisfyed contented and paid 
I say I have sould from me my heirs Ex" Adme" and 
assignes unto Edward Ketcham his heirs ex" adms" and 
assigns to have and to hold use occupy posses and peace- 
ably to injoy forever I say I have sould unto the sd. 
Edward Ketcham thes fore mentioned parcels of meadow 
with halfe the meadow that is yet to be Laid out on the 
East neck belonging to my Right and do engage to bear 
harmless the sd. Edward Ketcham from any person or 
persons that may or shall Lay claime to an}' part or parcell 
there of to witness the truth of the above written premises 



I06 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

We have here unto seet to our hands and sealls this in 
presents of us 

John Wickes Joseph Whitman [Seal] 

Epenetus Flatt the mark of X 

Sarah Whitman [Seal] 
memorandum the 20 of march 169I there appeared be- 
fore me the subscribers and acknowledged the above sd 
to be their voluntary and free act and deed as witness my 
hand Epenetus Platt 

Recorded by me Epenetus Platt Clerk 
(Deeds, Fo/. 1 p. 137.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1692, April 2.] 

Huntington Aprill the 2'^ 1692. 
The same day Jonas Wood was chosen Constable by the 
mager part of y*" towne tor that yeare. 

The same daye John Wood was Chosen Colector for 
y* same yeare. 

The same Daye John Samons, John Addams, Richard 
Brush was chossen townsmen tor the same yeare. 

A true Copey taken out of y'" originall By mee Jo" 
Ketcham Rec' 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 190.; 



[INDIAN DEED TO WILLIAM MASSEY.] 

[1692, April 28.] 
To all Christian People to whome this present writing 



HUNTINCTON TOWN KECORUS. I07 

shall come or in any wise Appertaine be itt Known that 
wee wamehas, Chiphoiise, pumpshau and pechegin In- 
dians and Chief propriaters of Certain Land on Long 
Island in the Coloney of new Yorke Called by the Indians 
Rungcatamy for and in Consideration of the sum of twelve 
pounds and thirteen shillings of silver money Currant ui 
this Coloney in hand paid and by us the sd. Indians Re- 
ceived before the sealing and delivery hereof in full pay- 
ment and satisfaction and for other good Causes and 
Considerations us the sd. Indians especially moving Have 
Given Granted alienated infeeffed sold and Confirmed and 
by these presents we sd. Indians do give grant alienate 
Infeefe sell and Confirme unto William Massey of Hun- 
tington in the Countv of Suffolk on Long Island afore sd. 
A certain tract or parcell of Land at Runscatamy afor sd. 
in the County afore sd. about five miles eastward from the 
town of Huntington, a fore sd. at the Round swamp so 
Called and bounded on the North with the Country Road 
on the East with Richard Sopcrs Land which East side is 
in Length 136 rod on the south with the woods 112 rod on 
the west side with the woods 148 rod and on the North by 
the Country Road 24 rod Containing within the sd bounds 
sixty three acres or there abouts be it more or Less as it 
was Laid out by thomas powell and Richard Willits and 
the fore named Indians Together with all our right title 
Intrest Claime and demand whatsoever which we sd. In- 
dians now have or which any or Either of our heirs Ex" or 
assigns may here after have of to or in the forementioned 
tract of Land with all trees timber, swamps and whatso- 
ever els is now standing or growing in and upon the sd. 
Land within sd. bounds with all profihts and issues from 
thence arismg or gr(^wlng oi- in anv wise appertaining To 
have and to hold unto him the sd. William massey his 
heirs and assigns all and singular the forementioned tract 
of Land with the appurtenances thereof to the only proper 



I08 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 

use and behoofe of him the sd. William Massey his heiers 
and assignes for ever And the fore mentioned Indians have 
put the sd William into Lawfull and peaceable possession 
of all and singular the premisses by the delivery of turff 
and twigg and by the dileverv of these presents and the 
fore named Indians do for them selves their heirs Ex" and 
assignes further Covenant and agree to and with the sd. 
William that it shall and may be Lawfull for him the sd. 
William his heirs and assigns quietly and peaceably to 
have hold occupy possess and injoy all and singular the 
premisses forever without the Lawful Lett hindrance or 
molestation of them the sd Indians their or Either of their 
heirs or assigns or any other person or persons Lawfully 
claiming for by or under them or any or Either of them 
Not with standing any former gift grant Mortgage bar, 
gain or sale whatsoever And the sd. Indians do hereby 
bind them selves and their heirs to warrant and defend 
the fore sd. tract of Land to the sd. William his heirs and 
assigns for ever In Wittness whereof we the sd. Indians 
have here unto set our hands and seals the twenty eighth 
day of aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred Ninety two. Memorandum that paumpatt and 
Whaugh weram Indians not named in this deed do own 
and acknowledge the sale of this Land above written to be 
good and with their Consent as wittness their hands and 
seals day and year above written. 

the mark of X wamehas [Seal] 
the mark of X Chiphouse [Seal] 
the mark of X paumpatt [Seal] 
the mark of X wawaweram [Seal] 
signed sealed dd. in the presents of us 
John Newman 

NEPO WiLLETS 

Richard Willets 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 432.; 



HUNTINCiTON TOWN RECORDS. IO9 

[THE PROVINCIAL TAX.] 

[1692, June 7.] 

;^ s: d 
June the 7"' 1692. 20: 6: 9^^. 

Reseved from Mr John Wickes the sume of tvventie 
pounds six shillings and 9 pence farding being parte of the 
two thousand tax Due out of the province of New Yorke 
and part of the proportan of the same Due from Suffolk 
County I say reseved the 7'^ Day of June out of the towne 
of Huntington by mee. 

Chiddley brooks, 

coleck : 
Recu. Genall. 
By Mee John Ketcham 

Clarke. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 250.) 



[DEED. JAMES CHICHESTER TO JONATHAN 
CHICHESTER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1692, July 23.] 

Huntington July the 23. 1692. 
To all christian pepoU to whome this present wrighting 
shall come know y*" that Jeames Chitester sen"^ for the nat- 
urall Love I bare my sonn Jonathan Chitester have given 
granted &c unto y® sd. Jonathan Chichester his heirs for ever 
fewer acars of Land Lying within fence at y^ Cove in y^ 
East necke with thirteen acares of Land Lying to y^ west 
from y^ Cove upon y^ hilles, Lying & being within y^ bounds 
of Huntington, with all privilidges, &ify'"sd Jonathan Chi. 



no HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tester dye & his heyers y*" sd Land to Returne to y* next 
nearest a kine oi y** sd Jonathan Chichester & it y* sd Jon- 
athan Chichester see cause to sell this land he hath Liberty 
given him by his father, provided that this mony which 
this Land Is sould for bee Laied out for Land in another 
place provided that that Land hath y'^ same entailement 
that is here above written. Witness my hand & scale 

Jeames Chichester. 
Witness 

her ' 

Elizabeth x Ketcham 

mark 

John Ketcham. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 315-6.) 



[DEED. WILLIAM SMITH TO JOHN PLATT.] 

[1692, August I.] 

To all Christan peopell to whome thes presence shall 
Come or ane wise Apertayne Greeting Know y'' y* I wil- 
liam Smith of ffosters medow in y'' bounds of hempstead 
in Queues County in y® provance of new yorke on Long 
Eisland Do acknowleg my selfe y® Eldest son of Bertellmew 
Smith Deseased formerly of Huntington on y® Island & 
provance afore sd. & wheare as my sd. Deseased father 
Bartellmew Smith had formerly in y*" sd. towne of Hun- 
tington Acomadation as housing Lands, medows, with 
Rights & privledges & aportinances which by wright of 
Inheretance Doth belonge to mee y^ sd. Willam Smith I 
y* sd. Willam Smith Do thearefore by these presants give 
grant bargan sell alinate & Deliver from mee my heyres 
exetors Administrators or a signes unto John plat of hun- 
tington Afore sd. to him his heires executors administra- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

tours or asignes all y' housing Lands medows Rights prev- 
iledges & apertances formeley belonging to my sd. De- 
seased father bartellmew smith at y'' sd. huntington to y® 
sd. John platt his heires or assignes to have and to hould 
for ever free from any claiming y*= same by mee or aney 
from by or under mee or my heires or asignes for ever for 
and in Consideration of a vealluable sume In hand paideor 
secured to bee paide before the signing hearof and in tes- 
timoney of y" premises I have here unto set to my hand & 
fixed my scale august the i^* 1692 

his 

William x Smith 

mark 

signed sealed and Delivered In the presence of us. 

Joseph pettite 

John Tredv^^ell 

A true Copey extracted out of y'' orignall Deed bey mee 

John Ketcham 

Recor' 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 160.) 



[1692, Aug. 14.] 

Mr. Samuell Wood. 
S' Enclosed is a Letter for Thomas Powell together 
with a Coppy of the writt whereby be pleased to send to 
him by som person that will be at Court that he may make 
oath that he delivered it to him I therefore send it open 
that whoever carry es it may take a coppy which will be 
needful! for them to bring to Court which with my services 
to your self & wife is all at present from 

yo^ Loving friend 
Andrew Gibb. 
Brookhaven, y* 14*'' Aug"* 1692. 
( Court Rec, p. ^21.) 



112 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE KING'S WRIT.] 

[1692, Aug. 14.] 

Mr Thomas powell 

These are to give you notes by the Kings writ (a Coppy 
whereof Is here enclosed Commanded to sumons you to 
be at the next court of comon pleas to be holden at south- 
hould acording to the exigent of the sd. writt and being 
informed that your house Is without this county I there- 
fore thought fitt to send you this that you may not pretend 
Ignorance and that you may manage your business acord- 
ing to your owne descresion which Is the nedfull at pres- 
ent from 

your Loving friend 
OSWALD FOORD De sheift [S.] 
Brook haven, 14*^ agust 1692. 
{Court Rec, p. 421.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1692, Oct. 4.] 

October y'^ 4'^ 1692. 
The same Daye it was voated and consented unto by the 
towne that John Ketcham Is Impowered by y*^ towne to 
make a dede of sale for Samuell Kitcham for his Medow 
at Could spring which was sould at A vandue. 

The same Daye it was voated & Consented unto by y' 
towne that John Ketcham shall have Liberty to laye 
Downe y*' six acars of Land at y*^ heade of y*' cove swampe 
and to take it up one this side y*^ cove swamp against 
timothey Conklins felld that Lyes bey y^ swamp side. 

The same day it was voated & consented unto that Jon- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II3 

athan Rogj^ras J' shall have an In Largement to his Lott 
att Cow harbc^iir previded that he makes A. sufficant high- 
way higher up y lull & that y'' Layers out tinde It can bee 
as suficant a Highway as now thare is. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, j>. 190 and j^. 195.) 



[THE COLONIAL TAXES.] 

[1692, Oct. 14.] 

Reseaved from John Wood the sume of fivety pounds In 
part of the two 1500 lb taxes Due out of thisprovainceand 
out of such proportion of the same as becomes payable out 
of the County of Suffolk. I say Reseaved out of the town 
of Huntington the 14"' day of October 1692. 

By mee 
Chid. Brook. Coll" 

More reseaved from John Wood In part as a bove the 
summe of one pound fourteen shilP this 15*^' Daye of oct' 
by mee Chid. Brookes. 

New Yorke 1693 the 9. 
Reseaved of Mr John Wood Coll. of Huntington In Suf- 
folk County on ouc. off y"" taxes the summ of fifty one 
pounds eight shillings one halfe a penney I saye reseaved 
bey mee Es. Cortland for m"" Chid. Brookes Reseaver 
generall of theire mag* Revnies att New Yorke. 

Reseaved of John wood Coll"" of Huntington Suffolk 
County y*" some of five pounds twelve shillings and foure 
pence halpeney In part of y^ ^2860 Taxe a c t u m y'^ 22 of 
may 1693. 

Rt Livingston 
£S- 12:4: 

bey mee John Ketcham Cler. this 10 of October. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 199. j 



114 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[STEPHEN JARVIS TO BENJAMIN SCUDDER.] 

[1692.] 

1692. 
An agreement made and Concluded of betwenn Bengi- 
man Scudir of Huntington and Stephen Jarves June' of 
y'' same towne about a peece of Land Lying In y"" Easte 
Necke Containing about An acare and halefe bee it more 
or Lesse this sd. peece of Lande Lyeth betwene y* sd. Ben- 
giman Sender and y*" sd. Stephen Jarves : this peice of 
Land wass given to y*^ sd. Benjiman Sender by y*^ sd. Ste- 
phen Jarves for & In Consideration that there should bee 
and Remaine a highwa)'e for y*^ sd. Stephen Jarves and 
his heyres for ever betwen David Chitester and y*" sd. Ben- 
giman Sender. 

By mee John Ketcham, Clarke. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 128.; 



[JOHN ADAMS PAYS FOR A ONE HUNDRED 
POUND RIGHT.] 

[1692, Dec. I.] 

Wheareas John Adams Carpendar of Huntington In y^ 
Countey of suffolke on Long Island In Ameracka hath 
Bought A hundred Right of Land of y* towne of Hunting- 
ton In y^ Countey of sufolke In Amerecka for five pounds 
In good Pasable Paye to bee paide to y'' towne Jonathan 
Roggres sen"" of the towne afore saide hath paide the five 
pounds to y^ towne of Huntington In y'' behalef of the sd. 
John Adams, carpendar. 

Desember the first 1692. By mee John Ketcham Clk. 
{Deeds, Vol.1., p. 295.) 



HUNTIXCJTUX TOWN RECORDS. II5 

[SiMITH FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1693, Jan. 5.] 

Marthah Smith Dafter of Jeremiah Smith was Born In 
febuarevthe 5^^ In y*-' yeare 1689. Jeremiah Smith son of 
Jeremiah Smith was Born In Janiiarey the fifth In y* yeare 
1693. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 9(5.) 



[LAND OF NATHANIEL WILLIAMS.] 

[I693, March 2.] 

March y*" 2'"^ 1693. 
Svaid by us whos names are under wreten for Nathen 
Willams ten acears of Land In y'' west necke Lying be- 
twen his feld and y"" head of mill stone brock Lyinng forty 
Rod square taking in y*" part of y*" head of y'' swamp. 

John Ketcham 
Thomas Brush. 
Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 100.) 



[LAND OF EDWARD HIGBEE.] 

[1693, March 1 1.] 

March v' 1 1. 1693 
Svaied by us whose names are under written for Ed- 
ward Higbee aleven acares and halfe of Land at Could 
Spring joyning to oyester bay Loyne Lying on both side 
y^ Cuntrey Rod. 

John Ketchan 
Thomas Brush 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 100.) 



Il6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND OF EDWARD KETCHAM.] 

, [1693, March 12.] 

Svaid by us whose names are under written for Edward 
Ketcham seven acars and a halfe of Land lying betwen 
wig warn swamp and Could Spring by y® harbour sid 
betwen y*" bank and y° hilles joyning to his other land all 
Redey Laied out March y'' 12 — 1693 

John Ketcham 
Thomas Brush 

(Deeds, VoZ. 1, p. 80.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1693, April 3.] 

Aprill y^ 3'"'^ 1693 
At A towne Meeting Leguley Warned John Brush was 
chosen constable for this prosant yeare. 

The same daye was John Samons chosen Colector for 
this presant yeare. 

The same Daye was John Adams and John Wood 
Chosen Asseseres for this present yeare. 

The same daye was John Adams Leaguley Chosen Com- 
mityman to goe downe y"^ Island to supervise about Coun- 
terey Af aires. 

The same Daye It was voated & consented unto bey y® 
town that John samans shall have y^ remaining part of his 
Devision Lande upon y" high hill on y^ right hand of 
y^ path that goes to Thomas brushes felld. 

The same Daye It was voated and consented unto that 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II7 

Jonathan Roggars shall have y^ Remaining parte of his 
Division Lande At his side y" Cove swampe by y" path 
side that goes to John Samans felld. 

The same Daye k was voated and consented to that 
timothy Scudder shall have three Acars of division Land 
upon Dickes hiUes comanley called & knowne by y*-' name 
of moses pound on y* north side of y'' path. 

The same Daye was John Ketcham & thomas Brush 
chosen to bee Layers out of Land* for y west ende of 
y** towne. 

Bey order of Jonathan Reggars Jun*" that hath y" Land 
at Cowharbor now In possession Doth alow Mr Jones to 
have a suficent highway to his medow throng his Lott for 
to fetch his haye. 

The same day It was voted and consented unto that 
John Ketcham shall have six Acares of Land upon the 
acount of his Division at hise side y*^ Cove swampe joyning 
to the sixe accares he fourmearly had granted unto him 
with a Corner of y'' swampe that puteth up towards tht 
feld path. 

The same Daye was John wickes Jonas wood, thomas 
Brush, Leagually chosen towne men for this present yeare. 

The same Daye It was voted & consented unto that Mr 
Jones shall have all that graveley Knowle allowed him 
into his medow and not to bee accounted as medow. 



[*One of the first laws passed by the General Assembly of 
the Colony, May 6, 1691, was an act conferring on the people of 
Towns the power to make "such prudential orders and 
rules for the better inproving of their respective lands in til- 
lage, pasturage, or any other reasonable way as shall by the 
majority of the Freeholders so assembled be thought fit and 
convenient." The choice of men to lay out the land granted 
by the people to individuals was authorized by this act, and 
such men were chosen at the town meetings. — C. R. S.] 



Il8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The same Daye It was voted & consented unto that 
Jeremiah Smith and John Adams shall Judge what quan- 
tey of Land is in that Knowle In Mr Joneses medow & 
to Laye out Mr Joneses accare of medow. 

The same day it was voted & consented unto that water 
Nokes shall have a confirmation of his formar grante of 
five and twentie accars of Land upon Dickes hilles below 
the path at a spring. 

The same Daye It was voted & consented unto that 
Rogger Quinte sheepe keeper for this present yeare and 
to begin to keepe y'' 12 of Aprill for seven shilling aweke 
& his diat. 

The same Daye it was voted aud consented unto that all 
y^ towne shall goe out to cut brush two Dayes In Aprell 
the 17. 

It is all so voted & consented unto that aney person or 
persons that Doe not cut brush y'' dayes appoynted If 
thay cutt not brush y^ same weeke shall paye three shil- 
lings for each Dayes Defect. 

The same Daye was voted and consented unto that 
Captam Wickes shall have that peece of Land that Layes 
at the end and side of the Lott that was formerely Jonas 
woodes between the Lott and the medow not Infringing 
upon the highwaye It beeing part of his Division Land. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 195-6) 



[1693, May 3.] 

Maye the 3"' 1693. 

Reseaved of Edward Brush of Quenes villiges three 

pounds fiftenn shillings In parte of paye for his hundred 

pound Right which he bought of y® towne wee saye wee 

have Reseaved y^ foremenconed sume of the sd. Edward 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. U^ 

brush as witness our handes y* daye and yeare above 
written. 

John Sammis 

hiB 

Richard x Brush 

mark 

Bey mee John Ketcham 

ReC 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 70.) 



[DEED. RICHARD SOPER TO NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1693, July 15.] 



This Indenture mad ye fifteen daie of July 1693 betwene 
Richard Sooper & Niclous Smith, Witnesseth y^ y'' sd. 
Richard Sooper & debrah his wife for y*' sum of twelve 
pounds to be paied in work hath given granted &c unto 
y* sd Nicolas Smith his heyres &c all y^ fouer acars of 
land with all housing, fencing, orchards y' is now upon 
y* four acres of land, situate In y*" Town ship of Hunting- 
ton, be it more or less, bounded on y** south with y*" high 
way y^ Leadeth to y*" harbour on y^ north with y*^^ brick 
makers Lott by y'' harbour side, on y^ east with y*" high 
way y* Lyeth by y* harbour on y® west with y* high hill 
In comans as y" same is now To have & to hold y* sd Land 
unto y^ sd Niclous Smithhis heyres &:c from y" sd, Richard 
Sooper & Debrah his wife, their heyres &c forever. With 
full covenant & Warranty of title. Signed & sealed. 



I20 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Witn 



ess 



his 



John Ketcham Richard x Sopper 

John Adams '"*'^^ 

her 

Debrah X Sooper 



mark 



Acknowledged Aug i^* 1693. 

Epenetus Platt 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 360-362.) 



[NICHOLAS SMITH TO CORNELIUS SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

Know all men by Thes presence y' I Nicolas Smith 
upon good consideration, .with Mary mv wife, doe allinate 
& make over all our right tytle & Intrest y' wee have or 
ever had In this bill of sale from us our heyres executors 
& administrators, unto our sonn Cornelius Smith unto him 
his heyers executors & admins'" or assignes As Witness 
our hands and seals this ninth daie of march and In y® 
yeare 1697. 

Witness '"' 

John Ketcham Nicolas x Smith 

John Rodgers '""^ 

Acknowledged March 10, 169I. 
John Wickes, Justice. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 362.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL WOOD TO JOSEPH WOOD.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1693, Oct. 2.] 
This Indenture mad y^ 2: day of Oct. 1693 Betwene 



HUNTINGTON' TOWN RECORDS. 121 

Samuell wood of Huntint^ton & deberah his wife & Joseph 

wood of ye same place Witnesseth that Samuel wood & 

deberah his wife have for good causes & considerations in 

hand secured have barganed sould & Made over unto 

Joseph wood all our Right to a parcell of medow Lying 

on y'" south side of this Island on y** east Neck or y*" east- 

ermost neck a three hundred pound Right of medow 

Land, containing twelve acres be it more or Less, with all 

its rights privelidges &c there unto belonging to have & 

to hold With full covenant & Warranty of title. In witness 

whereof we have to this present Indenture set to our 

hands and scales. 

Witness SamUell Wood sen' 

Joseph Baily Deberah Wood 

Richard v^illams Samuel Wood J' 

Acknowledged Dec. i8, 1693 

Richard Smith, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 357-8.) 



[INDIAN DEED OF COPIAG NECK, SOUTH.]* 

[1693, Nov. 28.] 

This Indenture made This twentie eight day of novem- 

[*Like the last Indian deed printed, this deed takes in a 
strip of upland north of the meadows previously purchased of 
the same Indians. The policy of the whites from the first set- 
tlement was to acquire the low lands along the coast on both 
sides of the Island, first , then, as the settlement increased in 
numbers, slices of the uplands were procured, extending furth- 
er and further inland, the red man retreating towards the in 
terior. If he was permitted to hunt and fish on the shores, it 
was under restrictions and conditions of competition with the 
superior appliances of the civilized whites, a competition the 
Indian could not withstand. White civilization pressed upon 
them from the north and from the south, until they were driven 
into narrow limits, and gradually, within less than a hundred 
years, perished away. — C. R. S.] 



122 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ber In The yeare of our Lord one Thousand six hundred 
ninety three, and In the fifth year of our soveraigne Lord 
and Lady William and Mary, by the grace of God, of Ing- 
land, Scotland esc^ king and Quene : Witneseth an agree- 
ment made betwene sownames, Indian of masapeag, on 
The Island of narsaw, f on the one parte, and John Wood, 
of The Towne of Huntmgton, on The Island of narsaw, on 
The other parte witneseth That for divers causes and 
good Consideration we hereunto moveing I. The afore"* 
sow names doe alienate, sell and make over, and by These 
presents doe sell, make over and give full righte, titell and 
posesion unto The aforsd John Wood, a parcell of Land 
Lyeing and being In the County of suffolke and in the 
Township of Huntington, Comonly Known by The name 
■ of Copyag necke, and bounded Eastward on the Land of 
samuell Wood, of the aforesd Towne of Huntington, West- 
ward upon Tatamuckatakis Creick, southward upon the 
meadowes already purchased, northward upon the Com- 
ons, that is to say forty rodd above the nowe Indian path, 
to him, The sd. John Wood, To Have and To Holde, To 
Him and His heires, executers, administrators for ever, 
free from any Loss, Hindrance or molestation from me or 
mine or any whomesoever, Laj'ing Claime To the afor sd. 
Land, and I doe acknowledge by These presents to have 
reed full satisfaction for The sd. Land, for me my heires 
or asignes, or any other That shall pretend any righte or 
Titell to the afore sd. Land, and doe alsoe bind my selfe 
to make and confirme any other deed of sale which the 
aforesd W^ood, by his Councell, Learned In the Lawe, 
shall see cause lo have made or done, and doe Ingage To 
give the afore sd. Wood quiet and peceabl posesion of the 

[ f By an act passed by the General Assembly of the Colony 
April lo, 1693, the name of Long Island was changed to Nas- 
sau, and it was directed to be so written in ali deeds and legal 
papers. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



123 



same for ever. To him and His Heires Toe this bill of sale 
and The Confirmation Here of, 1 set to my hand and fix 
my seaie, promismg to Confirme the same This Day and 
yeare and above writen. 
signed sealed and 
delivered In presence of us 
Thomas Wickes 
John Tredwell 
tohn platt 

■ Indian. 
Ahungem X his mark 

his 

SONWAMES X [G.] 

mark 

hig 

WILL Choppy Indian X 

mark 

Memorandum that on the 4 dav of July 1696, Appered 
before John Wickes, one ol thaire maiesties Justises of the 
peace for the coiintv o( Suffolk, the within writen sowamias 
and will cho|)v and doth acknowledg the within writen 
convaiance to bye thair free and vollantary act and deed 
vest 

John Wickes 
{File No. 32.) 



[DEED. JOHN WOOD TO JOHN PLATT.] 

[1693, Nov. 28.] 

John platts Record of medow. 
Know all men bey thes presents y^ I John wood of Hun- 
tington on the Island of nasa\v 3'eoman for divers good 
Causes & Considerations we here unto moving but more 



124 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

esceseley out of love & good will to my well beloved 
Cousen John Piatt of y" afore saidetowne and County Doe 
give grant make over with all Rights privelag Apartan- 
ances of a parcell of medow Lying & being on y'' south 
side of the towneshipe of Huntingtown Comenely knowne 
by y'' name of santepague neck & bounded as foloweth on 
y*^ East by y*^ woods on y" west by y** medowe that formeley 
was Henerey Soopers on y'' south by naguntetog River & 
by Computation four Acars of medow more or lese this 
afore sd. Land or medow as aforesaid I y** aforesaid John 
Wood Doe give alenate & bey thes p'sents Confirm e to y'' 
afore sd. John Piatt to have «& to hould to him & his heyres 
for ever free & Cleared from me my heyres or asignes 
either by or from me or any of mine or any other whom- 
soever Laying any Clayme or title what soever to y*" afore- 
said Land & alsoe doe bind me my heir to & with y" afore 
sd John Piatt to make my right & title good to y" afore sd. 
medow from aney other whome so ever that shall Laye 
aney Claime upon aney protence whatsoever & also to give 
quiet & peacebell posesion of y'' aforesaid medow to y^ 
fore said John Piatt & give aney furder Confirmation of y* 
afore sd. primises which the aforesaid John Piatt shall or 
his Learned Conscell see cause to have made or Done In 
order to the Confirmation of y*" afore sd. medow to this 
deed & y*" Confirmation hereof I set to my hand and fixe 
my seale this twenty eight Day of november Anoy 
Domany sixe hundred nintey three & In y'' yea re of their 
majestenes Rayne Willam & mary * * * * 
sined sealled before us] John Wood 

Thomas Wickes | *>" 

Richard x Brush V Elisabe x wood 



Oswald foord J 

Memorandam with Consent of my wife Elizabeth Wood 
& seale. 

Memorandam that on y'^ 17*'' day of Desember 1693 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 12$ 

apeared before me John Wood & Elizabeth his wife and 
acknowledged y'' within Instrument to bee their free and 
volentarey Act & Deed. Richard Smith 

bev mee John Ketcham Clark. 
[Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 164 ) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE PEOPLE VOTE FOR A 
NEW PATENT.] 

[1693, Dec. I.] 

At a towne meeting Leagually warned December the 
first 1693. 

By order by Coll" ArnoU. 

It was voated whether the towne Desired A patten ac- 
cordingly the towne voted unanimously to have a patten.* 

It was voted & agreed the same Dale that Cap'" Tho 
weekes Leut" wood John wickes, Joseph whitman, John 
Adams, thomas Brush, Jonas wood, and Joseph shall have 
the manadging of the towns business as to the providing 
of A patten that these men have power to Chuse a man or 
men for their help & asistance herem for y*" benefit of the 
towne and the towne Doth invest such men soe chosen with 
the same power as those nominated for whatsoever thay 

[*The moving causes foi applying for a new patent to the 
town at this time do not appear, unless some changes in bound- 
ary had made this necessary. Benjamin Fletcher was now 
Governor of the colony, under King William. A colonial assem- 
bly met in May 1691, in which Huntington was represented. 
One of the first acts passed confirmed all the grants, patents 
and charters heretofore made to the several towns, cities and 
manors, and to individuals. The Nichols and Dongan patents 
to this town were among those confirmed. This confirmation 
has been held by the courts of this State to accomplish the same 
purpose as a ratification by the English Parliament of the 
King's grants. — C. R. S.] 



126 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and whome is promised to bee don in and aboute the same 
wee promise to Ratifie and Confirme. 

It was voated and agreed the same Daie and Consented 
to that all those persons y' doe not pay their p'propeten of 
the charge expended aboute procuring a patten according 
to time and specia ingadged shall have soe much of theire 
lands sould at an out cry as will make sattisfaction for 
theire proportion with all charges Riseing upon their neg- 
lect. 

John Brush con*. 
) John Wickes. ) . 

Tho. Brush, [townsmen. 

Whether the towne will leave the whole managing ot 
the towns Busines conserning the procuring of our patten 
to those men here set downe Relateing to the voates afore- 
said. 

Further if those men see cause to chuse a man or men 
for their assistance the towne Doth impower such man or 
men as those whos names is subscribed. 

Captt Weeks 
Leutt wood 
Jon weekes 
Joseph Whitman. 
John Adams 
Tho : Brush 
Jonas wood 
Joseph Bayley 
True copy By mee John Ketcham Clk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 200.) 



[CONVEYANCE, &c. THOMAS JARVIS TO 
STEPHEN JARVIS.] 

[1693, December 4.] 
Whereas I thomas Jarves of y® towne of Huntington up- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 27 

on Long Island In y" County of Suffolk & provance of new 
yorke in Amarike husbandman bing an Executor unto y*" 
Last will & testament of my father Stephen Jarves and 
therefor to see all bequeathalls done & proformed Accord- 
ing to y'' contence & true intent thereof and as my father 
Bequeathed to my Brother Stephen Jarvis halef his oald 
lot Downe in y'' necke & five acars of Lands by y'' side of 
y^ highway that Leadeth Downe Into y"' necke or field I 
Doe by thes presents Deliver unto my sd. Brother Stephen 
Jarves y' aforesaid Lands according to y'' Contents of y*" sd. 
will & whereas my sd. Brother showed himselfe Dissatis- 
fied being y*" older Brother with what was by my father 
given unto him mot withstanding it being y'' full of my 
fathers gift but that Brotherly Lo\"e might dwell amongst 
us & be continued for ever I have & Doe devid my owne 
comforts & doe by thes presents Deliver what Right I have 
in A. certane parsell of medow Land on y'^ west side of our 
harbour Creeke adjoyneing to y*" medow of timothey Scud- 
der. I say what Right or titell I have unto that sd. medowe; 
by vertue of my fathers will and testament that Right & 
title I doe by thes presents Deliver unto my brother 
Stephen & give him as much Right title & intrest to y® 
same as i have or could have by vertue of my fathers 
power also with it my fathers firelock* muskett & a 
steer cow three years ould all att y*^ sealing and deliv- 
ering heroof for & in consideration thereof I y® sd Ste- 
phen Jarves of y" towne & County & province afore sd. 
do for my selfe my heirs executors, administrators or 
asigns freely fully exphonerate Discharge & aquite forever 
moore thomas Jarves afo. sd. my mother mary Jarves theire 

[*The old match-lock guns in use at the first settlement were 

now going out of use and the flint lock was taking its place. 
The latter was considered a great improvement and continued 
in use down through the Revolutionary war, and into the earlv 
part of this century, when it, in turn, yielded to the percussio 1 
cap, method of discharge. — C. R. S.] 



128 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

or either of them of their executors administrators & asigns 
of & from all mannor of demands y* may arise by any way 
or meanes what so ever or that Doth in any wise conserne 
them or either of them their heyers, exectores administra- 
tors & asignes conserning y*" bequeathals of y® Last will & 
testament of my father Stephen Jarves I say I doe by thes 
presents for ever more y'" sd mary & thomas of & from all 
mannor of actions as' well Reall as personall assutsquarles, 
Debts, Demands, trespases bils, bonds, secout" Reconing 
accounpts, Leagacies, Judgments, executions & all kind of 
demands what soever y' might arise bey aney kind of De- 
mand what so ever in witnes whereof wee y'' partyes afor 
sd and by thes presents enter changabley set to our hands 
& scales y'^ 4, day of Desember In y'' fift year of willam & 
mary king & queen of England, Scotland france & Irland 
Defender of y'' iaith &c & in y" yeare of our Lorde 1693, 
signed sealed and delivered. 

In y'^ presence of Thomas Jarves 

Esther FLEET Stephen Jarves, 

mark x of By mee 

Alice Bayly. John Ketcham 

Recr. 
{Towh. Meetings, Vol. \,p. 170.) 



[LANDS OF STEPHEN JARVIS.] 

[1693, Dec. 14. 

The records of Stephen Jarves 
An acount of what Is willed to Stephen Jarves bey his 
father of Landes that Is to saye halef youlde Lote Dowen 
In y" este Necke joyning to Robart Cranfeld Lott on y^ 
east side and James Chitester Lott on y^ west side with 
five acares of Land on y^ hill bey the high waye going 



huntin(;ton town records. 129 

Downe In to y*" east Neck with twoo accares of medow 
Lande on a ' west side y' Creecke Joyning to timithey 
Scuddres medow : Desember y' 14"' 1693 

Thcjmas Jarvis 
Bey mee John Ketcham Reco'' 
(Deeds, Vol. 1. p. 132.) 



[DEED. EDWARD KETCHAM TO RICHARD 
GILDERSLEEVE AND JOHN SCIDMORE.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1694, Jan. 10.] 

This Indenture made y® tenth day Januarey (&c) 169I 
Betwene Edward Ketcham of Oyster bay & mary his wife, 
and Richard gilldersleeve, John skidmore, Witneseth that 
y® sd. Edward Ketcham with mary his wife, for y^ summ 
of forty pounds In curant pasable paye, have Bargned 
elenated sould confirmed from us our heirs executrers ad- 
ministratrers or assignes, unto y'' afore sd. Richard gilder- 
sieve & John skidmore one hundred & fifty acarsof up Land 
and situate & lying on y'^ west side of Nesaquage River, 
bounded on y'^ north side with y** land of DanniU Smith 
onely that Runn of water that Is Betwene Dannell smiths 
& this Land to ly & Remanie in Common for Cattle to 
Drinke bounded on y*' east with nesaquague River on y* 
south with y'' land of John Jones y* north sid to Run with 
out Danill Smiths fence untill y'' Compelement of on hun- 
dred & fifty acars bee made up with seven acars & half of 
y^ sunken Medow on y*^ north side of y*^ medow adjoining 
to y" medow of Robart After with all rights and prive- 
ledges that doth belong to the sd. land., with full covenant 
and Warranty of title In witness heare unto wee have In- 



I30 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

terchangably set to our hands & fixed our seals y^ day and 
yeare above writen. 

Edward Ketcham 

her 

Mary x ketcham 

mark 

Signed, sealled & Delivered In y*' presents of us. 
Joseph whitman 

her 

Deberah X wood 

mark 

Acknowledged November 23. 1694. 

John wickes 
Justice of y*' Peace. 
(Deeds, Vol.1, pp. 305-6.) 



[1694, Jan. 15.] 

January 15"' 1694. 
The marke that John Nookes gives His Cratures Is a 
slit In y" ofe eare and A hapeney under the same eare 

By mee John Ketcham Gierke. 
{Court Records, jx 187.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1694, Jan. 19.] 

Janearey the 19, — 169I 

At a towne meeting Leaguley warned Whereas the 

townes menn have given lueutt. Heath Coake Leave to get 

timber on our Land upon Reasonable satisfaction. It is 

voted and consented unto by y'' magar parte of the towne 



huntin(;ton town records. 131 

that y' towne will stand by them In what thay have all- 
ready Done In makini;- use of y' same timber. 

The same Day It was voted c^ consented unto buy the 
town that John Wickes should goe Down to south hemp- 
sted to carey Down y'' towne votes In order toy" sheriv^es 
warrant." 

(Tow7i Meetings, Vol. l,p. 198.) 



[DEED. GEORGE RESCARUICKEE TO 
PETER BRITTENN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1694, Feb. 7.] 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
come George Rescruecke of y'^ sitty of New yorke & 
Elizebeth his wife for y'^ summe of tenn pounds Lawfull 
mony to them in hand paide by peter Briten. Have 
granted bargned sould, conveyed &c unto y*^ sd peter 
Brittenn his heyres & assignes forever a sartan Lott or 

[* Voting in this town had heretofore usually been confined 
to the election of Town Officers and deciding local matters, 
but now, pursuant to the more liberal system of government 
inaugurated under William and Mary, it became necessary to 
vote upon County affairs and the election of two members of 
the General Assembly and to transmit the votes for a general 
canvass. Under the new order of things laws were passed by 
the General Assembly, approved by the Governor and thirteen 
Counselmen. There were at this time a Supreme Court with a 
Chief Justice and four Associate Justices in the Colon}', a 
Court of Common Pleas in each County and from four to eight 
Justices of the Peace in each County ; Epenetus Piatt was 
Justice in Huntington. The militia of Suffolk County ((in- 
sisted of nine companies of foot commanded by Col. fohn 
Young of Southold.— C. R. S.] 



132 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

parsell of ground situate in y*" towne of Huntington con- 
taining eight acers be y*^ same more or Less being bounded 
on y*" north with 3^'' Lott of Jonathan Roggars on y" south 
with y^ streete on y*^ west with y*^ high hill in common and 
on y'' easte with y*" street or high way, together with fifty 
pound Right of Comenage & all other profits & advantages 
&c to the same belonging, with full covenant & warranty 
of title. 

Signed & sealed, Feb. 7, 1696, 
Witness Geo. Resscaruicke 

Edward higby. Elizabeth Rescaruck. 

Acknowledged June 9, 1696. 

William Merett, 
Mayer of New York citty. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 329-30.) 



[DEED. ROBERT KELLUM, Sr., TO JOHN 
SAMMIS, Jr.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1694, March 20.] 

Bee it Known unto all men by thes presence that I 
Robart Kellam senor of Huntmgton have Bargned sould 
&c a parcall of Land and Medow Lying & beeing at y® 
Cove in y" west neck unto John Sammis Jun' sonn of John 
Sammis of Late Deseased of y*^ same Town and Ridan & 
bounded on y'^ south end by y'' ould feld that was John 
Sammises sen"" and so Running north by y'^ head of y*" 
Cove to a fence by a Littell back house this said fence bee- 
ing y'' bounds Betw>n y^ s*^ Robart Kellams Land & y® 
said John Sammises Land y*^ said peice of land joyning to 
y® sd. medow beeing three Rods wide from y"" said medow 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I33 

& SO Running by y^ medow side y^ same Length of y* sd* 
medow It beeing y*" slipe of land that I bought of John 
Teed bounded on y'^ east with y'' Cove on y'^ west with y^ 
said John Sammises his Land I say I doe by thes presents 
bargan &c for ever for a valuable Consideration all Readey 
In hand With full covenant & warranty of title, signed 
this 20"' Day of March 169I 

Witness ROBART Kallam 

Thomas Ketcham 

his X mark 
John Ketcham 
(Deeih, Vol. \,p. 508.) 



[DEED. EDWARD RETCHAM TO 
EDWARD BRUSH.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1694, April 5.] 



This Indenture made y'' 5*^ of Aprille 1694 Betwene 
Edward Ketcham & Edward Brush, Witnesseth y*^ y'' sd 
Edward Ketcham bv & with y' approbation & consent of 
Mary his wife, for x" summ of five pounds in Curant pasa- 
ble paie, as Is menconed In my bill of Debet to bee paied 
unto y'' sd Edward Ketcham or his asignes by y'^ 15 of 
Dec. next insumg, by y'' sd. Edward Brush, hath given 
granted bargned cS: sould, alienated, &c. unto y" sd Edward 
Brush his heirs & asignes for ever a hundred Right of 
Land & Comonage belonging to y*' town of Huntington, 
with all rights & priveledges, but y*" sd. Edward Brush 
Doth give leave to y*' sd Edward Ketcham to gett timber 
& stone upon y*" sd hundred Right of Land untill y" 
Comons come to be laid out with full covenant is. warranty 



134 HUNTII GTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of title, in witnes hereunto wee have Interchangably set 
to our hands & seale y'' Daie & yeare above written 

Edward Higbey Edward Ketcham 

John Ketcham •■" 

Mary x Ketcham 

mark 

. Acknowledged the 23 Nov. 1694 

John Wickes Justice of the Peace. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 307-8.) 



[TOWN MEETING. TRUSTEES FIRST ELECTED.] 

[1694, April 9.] 

Aprell the 9"' 1694. 
At a generall towne meeting Legually warned the same 
Daye It was voted & agreed unto that they Do and will 
for y*^ futer paye unto M' Eliphelet Jones fiftey pounds In 
marchantable Curant paie pr anam which y^ towne for- 
merley Ingaged to pay him & stands now upon Record 
In y'' towne Booke. 

The same Daye was thomas Smith Chosen Constable for 
this present yeare. 

The same Daye was Richard Brush Chosen Colecter 
for this present yeare. 

The same daye It was Legalley voted & Consented unto 
bey y'' towne that seven menn shall be chosen for trustees 
for y*^ managment of all town afaires. 

The same Daye was John Adams & John wood Chosen 
asesors for this present yeare. 

The same Daye was John Adams Chosen superviser to 
go Downe y* Island about Cuntey afaires. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 35 

The same Day It was voted & Consented unto by y« 
towne that y'' seaven menn y"^^ are Chosen trustees shall 
have the ordring &. managing of all town bisenes tell y* 
town Doth Reseave ye pattin if it bee within y" yeare. 

The same Daye it was voted & Consented unto by ye 
towne that Jonas wood shall exchange y^ twelve Accars 
of Land y' was formeley granted to him by y*^ towne y* 
lyes betwene thomas Brushes holow & y'' hilles & to take 
it up by Low y'' Long pond upon y'' plans. 

The same Daye ware Chosen for trustees for managing 
of all town afaires. 
John wood 
John wickes 
Cap. wickes 
Thomas Brush 
Jonas wood 
Cap. Bailey 
John Adams* 

The same Day It was voated & Consented unto that Jer- 

[* We have seen that on December 4th precedmg this, the peo- 
ple had voted to procure a new patent from the Colonial Gov- 
ernor, Benjamin Fletcher. Though this patent was not exe- 
cuted until Oct. 5, 1694, seven months after this town meeting, 
it is probable that the application for it had been made, its 
terms settled upon, and the grant promised, for we find the 
people now electing seven Trustees to manage the town prop- 
erty and the same seven men were appointed by the patent. 
Trustees had been provided for in the Dongan Charter, dated 
1688, but it was withheld from the town until 1691, and there 
is no record that the people ever elected any Trustees under it. 
This new patent provided for the election of seven Trustees, 
and the Board of Trustees whose names are given in this rec- 
ord, is the first Board of Trustees ever chosen in Huntington. 
They were afterwards annually elected separate from all other 
officers until 1872, a period of one hundred and seventy-eight 
years, when the Supervisor, Town Clerk and Assessors were 
made ex officio the Board of Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton.— C. R. S.] 



136 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

emiah Smith shall have five acars of Land In A holow up- 
on y*" plaines betwen y"^ head of Cowharbour & Joseph 
whitmans great holow nor west or there abouts from Jer- 
emiah Adams pound. 

The same Day It was voted & consented unto y^ Stephen 
Jarves shall exchange six acars and lialfe of Land In y"" 
east neck & to take It up at y'' vinard, Laying Down all 
other grants of out Lands joyning by my other six acares 
at y" vinard. 

Laid out by us whose names are under written for water 
noakes forteen acers of land lying about his now dwelling 
house the leitle walnut tree that stands by y*^ ould well is 
waiter noaks bound tree, twelve acars lying below y" tree 
and twoo acars above y'' tree laid out by us John wood & 
Joseph wood Survayrs. 

{Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 299-300.) 



[LAND OF JEREMIAH SMITH.] 

[1694, May 2.] 

Laid out two a parsell of Land for Jeremiah Smith by 
John wood and Joseph wood at y*" haye hollow eight 
acares forty Rods In Length and thirty two rods In breath 
the other parsell Lyeth nor west or there About from Jere- 
miah Adamses pound betwene the head of Cowharbar and 
Joseph Whitmans greate holow Containing five acares be 
it more or Les Lying forty Rods In Length and twenty 
rods In breath Laid out the 2'^ Daye of may In y'' year 1694 

By Mee John Ketcham, Rec' 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 114.) 



IIUMINGTON TUWX RECORDS. 



137 



[CONCERMNG PURCHASES FROiM INDIANS.] 

[No Date.J 

Whereas wee have bought the upland on the west Neck, 
at South, of the Indians, for the preventing of strangers 
bying of it, which had sertenely benn Don had not wee 
bought it as wee Dead, this thearefore is to. Give nootes 
to all those that are consarned on the sd. neek and have an 
intrest of medow, that if they will, within a weekes time 
after y' Date hereof, paie us their proporshon of it in 
Monev, the which w^ee ware forced to pave within three 
Dales After wee had made y" bargan, and theare equall 
proporshon of what Remaines to bee paid, which Is In all 
15 pound, In money, besides A barrell of sider at y^ making 
of y'' bargan satisfying, they shall have every man his 
sheare of Land Equall to his on medow, for wee bought It 
not to In Creach y'^ land to our selves but to provent others. 
{File No. 57 ) 

for Cloth & buttons & faceing for 

Swanamees Coat 

for makeing y® Coat, Silk & thread 

To Thom. powell . 

To Jonas Wood S'' . 

To Tho: fPleet S^ . 

To James Chichester Ju° 

To Epenetus Piatt 

To Tho : Whitson . ' . 

To John Ketcham 

To Tho: Brush 

To Sam Ketcham 

To Epenetus Piatt 

To James Grayham 

To Isaac Piatt 



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138 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for 2 quire of paper 00 01 06 

for expenc in all y"^ Jorneyes . . . . 03 06 09 

24 19 II 

for charg Epenetus Plat exspended . . 7 o5 

This charg amounts to 3^ 3^'^ p hundred & each man to 

pay 3" p bush" wheat, fraight & S'^ for each hide in mony. 

John Ingersoll seth he paid the fraight. 

(File No. 59.) 



[1694, July 15.] 

July ye 15"' 1694 
Whereas Joseph Whitman sen'' had liberty to take up 
his division of land where he should see cause, therefore 
sd. Joseph Whitman have taken up a hundred & twenty 
Acares of land on y*' south side of the town at a place 
known or called by y*" name of gorges spring, writen by 
mee John Ketcham bv order of Joseph whitman sen® 1694. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 75 ) 



[DEED. NATHANIEL FOSTER TO SAMUEL 
FOSTER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1694, Sept. 18.] 

Know all Christan pepell to whom thes p'sents may 
come I NathaniU foster Sen"" of y'^ town of Huntuigton, for 
y'' Great Love I bare unto my sonn Samuell foster Doe 
willingly manifest it as followeth 

Know y*^ that I NathaniU foster, & wife have given, grant- 



HUNTINCTON TOWN RKCOKDS. 1 39 

ed made over from me my heirs executors administrators 
& asignes all my Right title & Intrest that I have In my 
hous Lott & orchard situate &c In y^ town of Huntington 
joying to Bengiman Senders Lott, allsoe twelve acars of 
Land a lettel to y'^ eastward of y' sd. Lott Lying by a high 
way that goeth to Cow harbour \' Lands of John Piatt one 
y'' Southeast y'" north side with y'^ woods In comonage, 
containing as afore sd. twelve acars bee it more or less, I 
say y*" house Lott <Sc: orchard with y'' other peece of land 
afore mentioned I have made over unto my sonn Samuell 
foster his heirs, executors, admmistrators cS: assignes to 
have & to hould &.c for ever. In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand &: scale the eighteenth Daye of Sep- 
tember 1694. 

Witness Nathanill foster 

Elezebeth Ketcham 

John x Ketcham 

Acknowledged 29 of Nov. 1694. 

John Wicks Justice 
{Deecl% Vol. l,p. 810.) 



[LAND OF JOHN KETCHAM.] 

[1694, Sept. 18.] 
September y*^ eighteen 1694 
Laid out for John Ketcham Acording to town Grant 
twelve acars of Land on y*^ south east side of the Cove 
swamp on y*^ North side hors neck path forty eight Rods 
In Length by y*" swamp side and forty Rods in bredth 
south ward bounded by a Read oake standing In y*" Corner 
of y'' swamp on the west Corner and so on a strait Loyne 
by the swamp side to a young Chesnut tree by y'' swanpe 
side on y'^ north east corner so on a strait Loyn to a war- 
nut Saplen standing In a Lettell hollow on y*" south east 
corner and on v south and west corner to a Crocked 



I40 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Chesnut tree standing bv hors neck path side Laid out 
by us 

Thomas Brush 
John Ketcham 
by mee John Ketcham Rec"' 
[Deeds, Vol. l,p. 76.) 



[THE PATENT TO HUNTINGTON BY GOV, 
BENJAMIN FLETCHER.*] 

[1694, Oct. 5.] 

William and Mary, by the Grace of God, of England, 
Scotland, France and Ireland, King and Queen, defenders 
of the faith, etc.. To all to whom these presents shall come 
send greeting : Whereas Richard Nicols, Esq., late Gov- 
ernor General of our province of New York, and territories 
depending thereon in America, did by a certain deed or 

[ * This document is a specimen of the verbosity and literary 
circumlocution of the period, and if drawn, as is probable, on 
the theory of swelling the number of folios to the utmost limit 
in order to exact the largest fee possible, it was a decided suc- 
cess. All of its essential clauses could have been given in one 
quarter of the space. One singular thing about it is that 
while it mentions and recites the Nichols patent of 1666, it is 
entirely silent as to the Dongan patent of 1688. One of its 
most important features is a ch inge of boundary on the east. 
Richard Smith having succeeded in wresting from Huntington 
the lands east of Fresh Pond, the eastern boundary is now de- 
fined on a new line running from Fresh Pond southerly to 
Sumpwams river, and thence by river to the sea. The Don- 
gan charter had created a board of nine trustees ; this patent 
reduced the number to seven. They are m:ide a body corpor- 
ate, and are " to be called the Freeholders and Commonalty of 
the Town of Huntington. " The grant of lands is to them and 
their successors but is to certain specified uses. The terms in 
which these uses are described are somewhat vague, but the 
idea seems to be that, ist, lands already acquired from the In- 
dians and the previous grant of Gov. Nichols, which had not 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I4I 

patent, sealed with his seal, bearing date the thirteenth 
day of November, in the eighteentli of the reign of our 
Royal Ancester, Charles the Second, King of England, etc., 
and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
sixty-six. Grant, ratify, and confirm unto Jonas Wood, 
William Leveredge, Robert Seely, John Ketcham, Thomas 
Scidmore, Isaac Piatt, Thomas Jones, and Thomas Wickes, 
as patentees, in the behalf of themselves and their associ- 
ates, the Freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Hun- 
tington, their heirs, successors, and assigns, all the lands 
that already have been or hereafter shall be purchased for 
or on the behalf of the said town of Huntington, whether 
from the native proprietors or others, within the limits 
and bounds herein expressed ; that is to say, from a certain 
river creek on the west, commonly called by the Indians 
by the name Nachquatack, and by the English the Cold 
Spring, to stretch eastward to Nesaquas river, on the 
north to be bounded by the Sound running betwixt Long 

been divided out to individual settlers, was to be held by the 
trustees to the use of the freeholders or inhabitants, whether at 
that time or any future time inhabitants of the town, and to their 
heirs ; and 2nd, that lands not then taken up or acquired from the 
Indians, but which permission was given to acquire by purchase 
from them, were to be held by the trustees to the use of the 
then freeholders and inhabitants, their heirs, to the exclusion of 
subsequent settlers, and to be in proportion to their several divis- 
ions and allotments already made, and to be held by them as 
tenants in common. The trustees were given power to convey 
lands, to sue and be sued, and were required to have and use a 
seal. They were given power to make rules for the manage- 
ment of the common lands, not repugnant to existing laws or 
the trust they held. Seven men are named as trustees until 
the next election and ever after they were to be annually 
elected. Whether the trustees have always conformed to these 
peculiar provisions as to uses and trusts in their grants of 
land is an interesting question. Many purchases were made 
of the Indians and much land acquired after the date of this 
patent.— C. R. S.] 



142 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Island and the main, and on the south by the sea, including 
therein nine several necks of meadow ground ; all of which 
tract of land, together with the said nine necks thereunto 
belonging, within the bounds and limits aforesaid, and all 
or any plantations thereupon, are to belong to the said 
town of Huntington, as also all havens, harbors, creeks, 
quarries, woodlands, meadows, pastures, marshes, lakes, 
fishing, hawking, hunting, and fowling, and all other 
profits, commodities, emoluments, and hereditaments to 
the said land and premises, within the limits and bounds 
aforementioned described, belonging or in anyways apper- 
taining ; to have and to hold all and singular the said 
necks of land, hereditaments, and premises, with their and 
every of their appurtenances, and of every part and parcel 
thereof, to the said patentees and their associates, their 
heirs, successors, and assigns, all the privileges belonging 
to any town within our said government ; and that the 
place of their present habitation shall continue and retain 
the name of Huntington, by which name it shall be dis- 
tinguished and known in all bargains and sales, deeds, 
records, and writings ; they, the said patentees and their 
associates, their heirs successors, and assigns, rendering 
and paying such duties and acknowledements as now are 
or hereafter shall be contituted and established by the laws 
of our colony, and as by the said patent, entered and re- 
corded in our secretary's office of our said court, relation 
being thereunto had, ma}'^ more fully and at large appear. 
And whereas our loving subjects, Joseph Bayly, Thomas 
Wickes, Jonas Wood, John Wood, John Wickes, Thomas 
Brush, and John Adams, in behalf of themselves and the 
rest of our loving subjects, the freeholders and inhabitants 
of our said town of Huntington, have by petition presented 
unto Benjamin Fletcher, our Captain-General, Governor- 
in-Chief of our said province of New York, and territories 
depending thereon in America, prayed our grant and con- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I43 

firmation of the premises, so only as that the limits and 
bounds of the said town of Huntington shall not be as 
above mentioned, but as hereafter expressed — that is to 
say, all those tracts and necks of land lying upon Long 
Island, or our Island of Nassau, within our County of 
Suffolk, being bounded on the west by a river called and 
known by the name Cold Spring, a line running south 
from the head of the said Cold Spring to the South Sea, 
and on the North by the Sound that runs between our said 
Island of Nassau and the main continent, and on the east 
by a line running from the west side of a pond called and 
known by the name of Freshpond to the west side of 
Whitman's dale or hollow, and from thence to a river on 
the south side of our said Island of Nassau, on the east 
side of a neck called Sampawams, and from the said river 
running to the said South Sea ; and likewise that we 
would be graciously pleased to make, erect and establish 
all our loving subjects, the Inhabitants and Freeholders of 
our said town of Huntington, within the limits and bounds 
next above expressed, into one body politic and corporate, 
in deed and name ; which reasonable request we being 
willing to grant, now know y*^, that of our especial grace 
certain knowledge and mere motion, we have given, 
granted, ratified and confirmed, and by these presents do 
for us our heirs, and successors, give, grant, ratify and 
confirm unto the said Joseph Bayly, Thomas Wickes, 
Jonas Wood, John Wood, John Wickes, Thomas Brush, 
and John Adams, Freeholders and Inhabitants of our said 
town of Huntington, hereby erected and made one body 
and politic and corporate, and willed and determined to 
be called by the name of the Trustees of the Freeholders 
and Commonalty of our said town of Huntington, and 
their successors, all the afore recited tracts and necks of 
land lying upon our said Island of Nassau, within our said 
county of Suffolk, bounded on the west by a river called 



144 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and known by the name of Cold Spring, a line running 
south from the head of the said Cold Spring to the South 
Sea, and on the north by the Sound that runs between our 
said Island of Nassau and the main continent, and on the 
east by a Ime running from the west side of a pond called 
and known by the name of Freshpond to the west side of 
Whitman's dale or hollow, and from thence to a river on 
the south side of our said Island of Nassau, on the east 
side of a neck called Sampawams, and from the said river, 
running south to the said South Sea ; together with all 
and singular the houses, messuages, tenements, buildings, 
mills, milldams, fencings, inclosures, gardens, orchards, 
fields, pastures, feedings, woods, underwoods, trees, tim- 
bers, commons, or pastures, meadows, marshes, swamps, 
plains, rivers, rivulets, waters, lakes, ponds, brooks, 
streams, beaches, quarries, trees, harbors, highways and 
easements, fishing, fowling, hunting, and hawking, mines, 
minerals, (silver and gold mines excepted ), and all other 
franchises, profits, benefits, commodities and hereditaments 
whatever to the said tracts of land, within the limits and 
bounds next above mentioned, belonging or in any ways 
appertaining, or therewithal used, accepted, reputed, and 
taken to belong, or in anyways appertaining, to all intents 
and purposes and construction whatsoever ; and also all 
and singular the rents, arrearages of rents, issues and 
profits of the said tracts of land and premises, heretofore 
due and payable ; to have and to hold all and singular the 
before recited tracts and necks of land and premises, with- 
in the limits and bounds next above mentioned, with their 
and every of their appurtenances, unto the said Joseph 
Bayly, Thomas Wicks, Thomas Brush, Jonas Wood, John 
Wood, John Wicks, and John Adams, Trustees of the 
Freeholders and Commonalty of our said town of Hun- 
tington, and their successors, forever, with the sole license 
of purchasing from the natives any land or meadow with- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 145 

in the limits and bounds next aforementioned, to and for 
the several and respective uses following, and to no other 
uses, intents, and purposes whatsoever ; ( that is to say ) as, 
for, and to concerning" all and singular the several and 
respective parcels of land and meadow, part of the grant, 
and premises in anyways taken up and unappr()})riated by 
particular divisions and allotments, before the day (jf the 
date hereof, unto the several and respective present Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of our said town of Huntington, 
by virtue of the before recited deed or patent, to the only 
use, benefit, and behoof of the freeholders or inhabitants 
respectively, and to their several and respective heirs and 
assigns, forever ; and as, for, and concerning all and every 
such parcel or parcels, tract or tracts, neck or necks of 
land, remainder of the granted premises, not taken up or 
appropriated to any particular pei'son or persons, by vir- 
tue of the before recited deed or patent, to the use, and 
behoof of the present freeholders and inhabitants, their 
heirs successors, and assigns, forever, in proportion to 
their several respective settlements, divisions and allot- 
ments, as tenants in common, without any manner of let, 
hindrance, or molestation, had or reserved, upon pretense 
of joint tenanti"y or survivorship- — ^anything contained to 
the contrary in anywise notwithstanding: To be holden 
of us, our heirs, and successors, in free and common 
socage, according to the tenure of our manor of East 
Greenwich, in our county of Kent, within our realm of 
England, yielding, rendering and paying therefor yearly, 
and every year, forever, unto us, our heirs, and successors, 
the annual or yearly rent of one lamb, or five shillings 
current money of our said province, at our city of New 
York, upon the first day of the Annunciation of our 
Blessed Virgin Mary, in view and stead of all other rents 
dues, duties, services and demands whatsoever for the said 
tract of land and premises. And moreover know y* that. 



146 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of our special trust, cartain knowledge, and mere motion, 
we have willed determined, declared, made and granted 
and by these presents do for us, our heirs and successors, 
will, determine, declare, make and grant that the said 
freeholders and inhabitants, freemen of our town of Hun- 
tington aforesaid, commonly called by the name of the 
freeholders and inhabitants of our said town of Hunting- 
ton, or by whatever name or names they are called or 
named, and their heirs and successors, forever hence for- 
ward, shall be one body corporate and politic in deed and 
name, by the name of the Trustees of the Freeholders and 
Commonalty of our town of Huntington ; and them, by 
the name of the Trustees of the Freeholders and common- 
alty of the town of Huntington, one body corporate and 
politic in deed and name we have really and fully made, 
erected, declared, constituted and ordained, and by these 
presents do, for us, our heirs and successors, really and 
fully made, erect, declare, constitute and ordain ; and by 
these presents do, for us, our heirs, and successors really 
and fully make, erect, declare, constitute, and ordain, that 
by the same name of the Freeholders and Commonalty of 
the town of Huntington they have succession forever ; and 
that they and their successors, by the name of the Trustees 
of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of Hun- 
tington, be and shall be forever, in future time, pers(jns 
able and capable in the law to have, perceive, receive, 
possess, not only all and singular the premises, but other 
messuages, lands, tenements, privileges, jurisdictions, fran- 
chises, and hereditaments, of whatsoever kind or species 
they shall be, to them and their successors, in fee forever, 
or for a term of a year or 3'ears, or otherwise, of whatso- 
ever manner it be ; and also goods chatties, and all other 
things, of whatsoever name, nature, quality, or species 
they shall be, and also to give, grant, release, allow assign, 
and dispose of lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I47 

and every other thin"- and things, act and acts, to do a?id 
CACCute by the name aforesaid ; and that by the same 
name of the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty 
of the town of Huntington, to plead and be impleaded 
answer and be answered unto, defend and defended ; they 
are and may be capable, in what soever place and places, 
and before whatsoever Judges or Justices or other per- 
sons, officials of us, our heirs, and successors, in all and all 
manner of actions, plaints, suits, complaints, causes, 
matters and demands whatsoever, of \vhat kind, quality 
and species the same be, in manner and form as any other 
our liege people within our said town can or are able to 
have, require, receive, possess, enjoy, retain, give, grant, 
release, alien, assign and dispose, plead and be impleaded 
answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended ; 
do permit and entrust — and for the better enabling the 
said Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of our 
said town of Huntington, in doing and executing all and 
singular the premises, w^e have willed, granted and deter- 
mined and by these presents do for us, our heirs and suc- 
cessors, will, grant and determine that from henceforward 
and forever hereafter the said Trustees of the Freeholders 
and Commonalty of the town of Huntington do and may 
have and use a Common Seal, which shall serve to execute 
the causes and affairs whatsoever of them and their suc- 
cessors. 

And moreover, we have willed and granted and by 
these presents do for us, our heirs and successors, will and 
grant that henceforward and forever there be and shall be 
Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of our said 
town of Huntington, to be chosen and elected as in these 
presents herealter is mentioned, who shall be and be 
called the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonaltv of 
the town of Huntington, and they and their successors 
shall and may at all convenient times hereafter, upon pub- 



148 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

lie summons frc^m an}' three of the trustees aforesaid, for 
the time being, assemble and meet together in the town 
house of the said town, or in such public place as shall be 
from time to time appointed, to make such acts and orders 
in writing for the most orderly domg of the premises as 
they, the said Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty 
of our said town of Huntington and their successors, from 
time to time shall and may think convenient ; so always 
as the said acts and orders be in no way repugnant to the 
laws of our Kingdom of England and of this our court, 
which now are or hereafter shall be established, and that 
be not in anyways against the true intent and meaning of 
these presents. And we further will and determine that 
all and singular the aforesaid acts and orders from time to 
time shall be made and ordained by the vote of the major 
part of the said Trustees of the Freeholders and Common- 
alty of our said town of Huntington or at least by the 
major part of such of them as shall from time to time 
assemble and meet together m manner as aforesaid, so 
always that they be not fewer in number than five of the 
Trustees present at such meeting to be holden as afore- 
said ; and for the better execution of this our grant in this 
behalf, we have assigned, nominated, created, constituted 
and made Joseph Bayly, Thomas Wickes, Jonas Wood, 
John Wood, John Wickes, Thomas Brush and John Adams 
to be the first modern Trustees and Freeholders and Com- 
monalty of the town of Hunthigton, to continue in the 
aforesaid ofihce from and after the date of these presents 
until the time that others be elected and chosen in their 
stead, according to the manner and form hereafter ex- 
pressed. And moreover, we do by these presents for us, 
our heirs and successors grant and appoint that the 
Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty ot the town 
of Huntingson aforesaid, and the Town Clerk of the town, 
be yearly elected and chosen on the first Tuesday of May 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I49 

forever — that is to say, sev^en Trustees of the Freeholders 
and Commonalty of the town of Huntington aforesaid, one 
Town Clerk, one Constable and two assessors, m such 
public place as the Trustees for the time bemg shall ap- 
point and direct, and that the Trustees, Constables, Town 
Clerk and Assessor's be chosen by the majority of votes of 
the Freeholders and Freemen oi our said town of Hun- 
tmgton ; and whereas by an act of General Assembly of 
our said Provmce, entitled an Act for the defraying the 
public and necessary charges of each respective city, town, 
etc., amongst other things it is enacted and provided that 
annually and once every year there should be elected a 
certain number out of each respective town by the major 
part ol all the freeholders and freemen of each respective 
town, which certain number so duly elected shall have 
full power and authority to make an assessment, or certain 
rate, within their respective town, etc., which certain rate, 
so established as aforesaid, should be paid unto a certain 
Treasurer, who should likewise be chosen by the major 
part of all the freeholders and freemen of each respective 
town, and whereas our said town of Hiuitington is to be 
regulated according, know ye further that we have like- 
wise given and granted, and by these presents do for us, 
our heirs and successors give and grant unto the said 
Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town 
of Huntington and their successors forever, that the said 
Trustees for the time being shall forever be the Commis- 
sioners of the said town, to execute and otticiate in the 
said office to all intents, constructions and purposes what- 
soever ; and the said trustees for the time being, as com- 
missioners of the said town, shall have pow'er from time to 
time and at all times hereafter, and bv such ways and 
means, to levy and impose such sum or sums of money as 
they shall think fit, for tiie defraying of the necessary and 
public charges of our said town ; and for the more orderly 



150 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and doing thereof they shall and may from time to time 
give such directions unto the assessors yearly to be chosen 
for our said town, how and after what manner to be used, 
in their assessments of such sums of money as aforesaid on 
the estates of each of the respective inhabitants and free- 
holders of our said town, and the said sums of money 
when so raised and paid into the hands of the treasurer of 
our said town, as aforesaid, to order the payment, dis- 
bursement and disposal thereof to such persons, and to 
and for the uses aforesaid, in such manner as to them shall 
seem convenient, and that all and singular the acts and 
orders of the said trustees for the time being, in the prem- 
ises, shall be certified under the said Common Seal, signed 
by the President of the said trustees for the time being 
( which is always first to be chosen by the trustees ), or in 
his absence by any other two of the said trustees for the 
time being, of which the treasurer and assessors of our 
said town for the time being and all other persons are to 
take due notice. And further we have also given and 
granted, and by these presents do for us, our heirs and 
successors, give and grant to all and every person and 
persons, and to whatsoever person subject to us, our heirs 
and successors free and lawful power and ability and 
authority that they or any of them, any messuages, coven- 
ants, lands, meadows, feedings pastures, woods, under- 
woods, rents, reservations, services and other heredita- 
menls whatsoever which they hold of us, our heirs and 
successors, unto the aforesaid Trustees of the Freeholders 
and Commonalty of our said town of Huntington and their 
successors, shall and may give, grant, bargain, sell, alien- 
ate, to have, hold and enjoy, unto the said Trustees of the 
Freeholders and Commonalty of our said town of Hun- 
tington and their successors, forever : yielding, rendering 
and paying therefor yearly and every year, forever, on the 
first day of the Annunciation of our Blessed Virgin Mary, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I5I 

at our city of New York, unto us, our heirs and successors, 
the yearly rent of forty shillings, current money of our 
said court. 

In testimony whereof we have caused the Great Seal of 
our said province to be hereunto affixed, and witness, 
Benjamin Fletcher, our Captain-General, Governor-in 
Chief of our province of New York, province of Pennsyl- 
vania, County of New Castle, the territories and tracts of 
land depending thereon in America, our Admiral of the 
Laws, our Lieutenant and Commander-in-Chief of the 
militia and of all the forces by sea and land within our 
colony of Connecticut, and of all the forts and places of 
strength within the same v in council, the fifth day of 
October, in the sixth year of our reign, Anno., 1694. 

By his Excellency's command, 
David Jamison, Secy. 

[File No. 71.) 



[LIST OF THOSE WHO PAID FOR THE 

PATENT.] 

[1694.] 

An account of the money paid towards Huntington 
Patent 1694.* 

[*This list is important as showing who contributed to the 
purchase of the new patent and the amount paid by each, fur- 
nishing in part the basis upon which certificates or claims to 
"hundred pound rights," or fractions thereof, were adjusted. 
The "rights" or divisions of land secured by these payments did 
not in all cases go to the persons who paid the money, but were 
often credited to others who held former "rights," and the 
money in such cases was paid on account of these former hold- 
ers, the most of whom had died since the settlement of the 



152 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 








£ 


s. 


d. 


John Piatt .... 


. 


15 


6 


Mrs Piatt 


2 


14 


3 


Jonas Wood . . . 


. I 


3 


3 


John Brush .... 





IS 


6 


Capt Wickes .... 


. 


15 


6 


John Wood .... 


I 


3 


3 


Jeremiah Smith 


. 


15 


6 


Samuel wood 


I 


3 


3 


John Corey .... 


. 


15 


6 


Edward Bunce .... 


I 


3 


3 


John Wickes .... 


. I 


3 


3 


Simon Ingersoll .... 





1 1 


7i 


John Ingersoll ... 


. 


1 1 


7i 


Daniel Ingersoll 





1 1 


7i 


Widow Mary Jarvis 


. 


9 





Thomas Brush .... 


I 


3 


3 


John Adams .... 


. 


7 


9 


William Brotherton . 





1 1 


7i 


Joseph Neale 


. 


15 


6 


Thomas Skidmore 


I 


3 


3 


Nathaniel Williams 


. 


15 


6 


Joseph Wood .... 





15 


6 


James Chichester Jan.. 


. 


15 


6 


Jonathan Rogers 


I 


7 


li 


Jonathan Scudder . 


. 


15 


6 


James Chichester 





15 


6 



town, as will be seen by a subsequent record. It was in the 
nature of an assessment upon the stockholders according to the 
amount of the several holdings. This list of over eighty names 
is also interesting as showing the principal adult male popula- 
tion of Huntington at this period. Only a few of the pioneers 
who came here during the first seven years were left, and the 
list is made up principally of their children and new comers 
This list, in connection with other records, would indicate that 
the population of the town, including men, women and child- 
ren, was at this time about 500. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



153 



John Ketcham 
Ned.Ketcham 
Thomas Smith 
John Betts 
John Cranfield 
Thomas Higbey 
WiUiam Jones 
John Green 
Capt. Bayley 
Samuel Smith 
Jonathan Harnett 
Robert Kellam 
Timothy ConkHn Sen. 
Ben. Scudder 
Thomas Jarves 
Timothy Conklin Jun. 
Thomas Piatt 
Timothy Scudder 
Walter Noakes 
Jonathan Jarvis 
Joseph Whitmen Sen. 
Richard Gildersleeve 
Jeremiah Hubbard 
John Rogers 
Isaac ) 

David ^ Sammis 
John ) 

Silas Sammis 
Joseph Whitman Jun 
Nathaniel Foster 
Eliphalet Jones , 
Jonathan Lewis . 
Jeremiah Sammis 
Jeremiah Adams 
Jonathan Rogers 
Abiel Titus 



I 


I I 








7 


9 


. 


7 


9 


I 


3 


3 


. 


15 


4i 





7 


9 


. 


9 


9 





7 


9 


. I 


3 


3 





7 


9 


. 


15 


6 


I 


1 1 


4 


. 


15 


6 





15 


6 


. 


I 


6 





7 


9 


. 


7 


9 


2 


2 


7i 


. 


15 


6 





9 


H 


I 


I 


9 





II 


7i 


. 


15 


6 





7 


6 



15 






3 


10 


. 


7 


9 





7 





. 


7 


9 


I 


3 


3 


. 


3 


loi 





1 1 


7i 


. 


7 


ic4 


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2 


lOi 



154 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Richard Brush 
John Scidmore 
Edward Higbee 
Thomas Whiser . 
Samuel Ketcham 
John Whitman 
Nathan Whitman . 
Thomas Powell 
Jeremiah Smith 
Peter Bertoon 
Widow Soper 
Philip udell 
Joseph Jennings 
Thomas Flo. 
Edward Brush 
Thomas Pow^^U Jr. 
Samuel Titus 
George Duchen 
Jonathan Scudder 
Thomas Powell Sen' 
Nathaniel Foster Junr 
James Smith 

The number of hundreds in this Town is 
-| per hundred, amounts to /63. 14. 10. 
Paid to the new Patent .... 

To Mr NicoUs 

To charges in cash ..... 

{File No. 40.) 



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3 
15 
15 

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7 
8 

3 

9 

3 

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12 

3 
II 

15 

8 

15 

7 

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3 

9 
6 



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which at 

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18 



[AN ACCOUNT OF THE "HUNDREDS."] 

[1694] 
An Account of y^ hundreds In y« Town of Huntington 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KKCOKDS. 155 

And by whom Paid for In y' purchases of y*" new patten 
1 n y *' year 1 694. '^' 

first y" Purchased hundreds made or purchased from 
y*^ first setlement of y"' town having Right to all Divisions 
from the first setlement of the town. 

4 hundreds belonging to v'' Lott of widow barns paid 
for by the ffleett. 

2 C. belonging to y'' Lott of the Jarvis : paid one quartar 
of A hundred by Jonathan Jarvis & one qr by William 
Jarvis. 

2 C. belonging to y'' Lott of R. Cranfield paid for by 
John Cranfield. 

2 C. belonging to y' Lott Ben. sender & paid for by Ben. 
sender. 

2 C. l)elonging to the lott of James chichester sen"" & 
paid for by him. 

2 C. belonging to Epcnetus j)latt which formerly was 
Nathanell fosters, one hundred paid by nathanill foster 
sen"" y" other by nathanell foster Jun'. 

2 C. belonging to y'' Lott of Capt. baily tS: paid for by him. 

[ *The letter C here stands for "hundred pound rights," or 
"hundreds" as commonly called. This jist of "rights" is di- 
vided into two classes. First, thosi who held purchased 
"hundreds" from the first settlement of the town and aright in 
all diyisions. Second, "gift hundreds," or those who only held 
rights in future divisions. This scheme carried out the provis- 
ions of the Fletcher patent. It must be borne in mind, however, 
that, except as to land already divided out and possessed, the 
title to all lands was vested in the trustees, and these "rights" 
are believed to have been nothing more than equitable claims 
for future grants by the trustees, based on payment of the as- 
sessments for the purchase of the land. The holders of the 
"hundreds" could make no valid conveyance without the inter- 
vention of the trustees, and we shall find that after this time all 
conveyances or grants of the common lands of the town were 
made by the trustees. — C. R. S.] 



156 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

2 C. belonging to y*" Lott y' was nickolas Eleses one 
hundred paid by Capt. baily. 

One C. paid for by John Sammis. 

2 C. y* belonged to y" Lott y' Edward higbe had of Jon 
finch paid by Edward higbe. 

2 C. belonging toy^ Lott formerly tho: whissons paid by 
tho : whisson. 

3 C. belonging to y* Lott of John wickes paid for' by 
John Wickes. 

3 C. belonging to y® Lott of John Wood paid for by 
John wood. 

2 C. belonging to y** Lott y* was formarly Isack platts 
paid for by John platt. 

2 C. belonging to y'' lott of Joseph wood paid for by 
Joseph. 

3 C. belonging to y*^ lott y* was formerly tho : powels 
sen"" & paid for by him. 

3 C. belonging to Sam Wood, paid for sam wood. 

2 C. belonging to y*" lott y* was formarly noah Rogaars : 
one C. paid for by Jonathan Roges Jun. 

3 C. belonging to y® Lott of Jonathan harrnett one C. 
and half paid bj^ Jonathan harrnett y' other C. and half by 
Jonathan Roggers, sen'. 

— C. belonging to y'^ Lott of Thomas wickes & paid for 
by him. 

— C. belonging to y*" lott of Sam Smith paid bv tho: 
Smith. 

2 C. belonging to y*" Lott of John Corey paid for by 
John Core}'. 

2 C. belonging to y*" Lott formerly tho : scidmors paid 
by mrs. phebe platt. 

3 C. belonging to y Lott off Epenetus platt paid for by 
him. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 157 

2 C. belong-ini^ to y'^ Lott that was formerly waiter 
nokeses paid by him 

2 C. bclong-mg- to y^ Lott of Richard Brush paid for by 
Richard Brush. 

2 C. belongmg to y" lott of John Brush paid for by John 
Brush. 

3 C. belcjnging to y'' Lott of Thomas brush 2 C.^ paid for 
by him. one half C. paid by Jacob Brush. 

3 C. belongmg to y*^ Lott of Jonas wood paid for by 
Jones wood. 

3 C. belonging toy** Lott of Joseph Whitman sen' one C. 
paid for by Joseph Whitman & one C. by John whitman 
And one by Nathan whitman. 

2 C. belonging to Abiall his lott & paid for by him. 

2 C. belonging to y" lott of sam Ketcham & paid for by 
sam. ketcham. 

2 C. belonging to y® lott y* was formerly John titusis 
Lott. y*" one half paid by sam titus&one hundred by Abiall 
titus. 

2 C. belonging to y" lott of Richard Willams paid by 
Nathanell willams. 

4 C. belonging to y'' two Lotts of Joh Ketcham & paid 
for by Joh ketcham. 

2 C. belonging to y'' lott of Jacob brush & paid for oy 
Jeremiah Hubard, 

2 C. belonging to y'^ lott of Jonatnan Sender paid for by 
Mr. Jones, for y*" sd. Jonathan Sender. 

2 C. belonging to y*" Lott y' was formerly Jo Jones his 
lott paid by Mrs phebe platt. 

2 C. belonging to y® lott of Samuel tittus one C. paid for 
by Samuell titus y^ other by george Ducker. 

2 C. belonging to y^ Lott formerly John teed his lott 
paid for. 



158 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

2 C. belonging to y*' lott ol timithy Conklin paid by him. 

2 C. belonging to y'' lott of Silas Samans ^ C. paid by 
silas samans & ^ C. paid for by Isack Samans ^ C. paid by 
David samans |- C. by Jeremiah samans. 

3 C. belonging to y® lott y* formerly was marke meges is 
paid by John Beats. 

2 C. belonging to y'' Lott of peter Breeteen half a C. 
paid by peter breten. 

2 C. belonging to y^ lott of Jonathan Roggers sen' paid 
for by him 

2 C. belonging to y** lott y^ was Richard watles i C. paid 
by James Chister. 

3 C. belonging to y*" Lott of Moses Scudder. 

Bought hunreds. 
I C. paid for by John Adams. 
I C. bout by Richard Brush paid by Edward Brush. 

1 C. bout, by Isack platt paid by Jonas platt. 

2 C. belonging to y*' lott of Jeremiah paid for by Jere- 
miah Smith. 

for gift hundreds given after first & second Divisions 
Being 7 acars and halef to A. hundred Having a Right to 
all following Divisions. 

I C. paid for by widow Jarves belonging to y* lott of 
Steven Jarves Jun^ 

I C. paid by Jonathan Jarves. 

I C. belonging to y^ lott of timothy sender payed for by 
him. 

I C. belonging to y^ Lott of John green paid for by John 
green. 

I C. belonging to y* Lot of william Jarves paid for by 
him. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 159 

1 C. belonging- to y® lott of thomas Higbe paide for by 
tho. higby. 

2 C. belonging to y^ lott formerly John birds lott paid 
by Robt. Kellam. 

2 C. belonging toy® lott formerly thom. Cramps lot paid 
by Robt. Kellam. 

I C. belonging to y*" Lott formerly Jonathan Millers lott 
paid. 

1 C. given to & paid for by Mr. Eliphlet Jones. 

2 C. belonging to y" lott of Richard davice one C. paide 
for by Edward Ketcham y'' other by Edward Brush. 

I C. belonging to y® lott formerly John everards paid by 
tho : powell. 

I C. belonging to y" lott y* was ben. scrivners paid by 
timothy Jarves. 

i C. that wasgiyen to Jonathan harned paid by Jonathan 
harned. 

I C. belonging to y*" Lott of Richard white. 
{Land Grards, pp. 3-4-5.) 

The farme Hundreds haying Right to Divisions In y* 
eastrne purchus of y® towne eastward of Cow harbar. 

3 C. In y'' first farm on C. paid by Daniell Ingersole 2 C. 
paid by Joseph vaille. 

3. C. In y*" second farm paid for by Tim Scuder. 

3 C. In y^ third farm one halfe paid by tim scuder & 
y* other by willam Brothertun. 

3 C. In y* 4'** farm one halfe paid by Richard gildersleeve 
y' other half by John scidmore. 

3 C. In y*^ 5**" farm one halfe paid by Jonathan Leuis y^ 
other by John Scidmore. 

3 C. In y" 6"' farm one half paid by phillop udell 
y* other by Jon Lewes. 



l6o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

3 C. In y^ y^^ farm one halfe paid by Jon Ingersole 
y^ other by siman Ingarsol. 

3 C. In y*" 8"" farm paid for by Thomas Scidmor. 

3 C. In y" 9"" farm paid one half by Jeremiah Adams 
y^ other by tho. fleet. 

3 C. In y^ lo*'' farm paid for by Edward Bunce. 
(Land Grants, p. 6 J 



[QUIT CLAIM BY SMITHTOWN TO HUNTING- 
TON, WEST OF FRESH POND.*] 
[1694, Oct. 29.] 

Meraorand that on y® twenty ninth day of Octobar in y* 
sixth year of their Ma'^'* reigne, annoy Dom 1694, it was 
agreed on & consented to by the Inhabitants of y'^ towne 
of Smithtowne, y'' heires of Mr Richard Smith, late of 
Smithtowne deceased and the Inhabitants of Huntington, 
that the said inhabitants of Smithtown doe for themselves 
their heires & sucessors, for ever remise, releas,» and for 
ever quit claim all their right title Interest unto all that 
tract of land meadow, with all the benefits profit emolu- 
ments & hereditaments what ever ther unto belonging, 
together with all writings evidences & monuments to y^ 
said land on y'^ west side of y*" fresh pond, commonly known 
by y* name of Osha mamucks, belonging or in any wise 
apperteining, and that y*" bounds between the towne of 

[*The court of last resort in the litigation between Hunting- 
ton and Smithtown having determined this to be the line of 
division, and the Fletcher patent having changed the eastern 
boundary of Huntington to conform to it, it was very proper 
that quit-claim deeds should be given by each town respective- 
ly. This is the quit-claim made to Huntington by Smithtown. 
Probably Huntington quit-claimed to Smithtown the territory 
east of this line, but we have no record of it. This deed aided 
very materially in adjusting and monumenting the disputed 
line by the Board of Supervisors in 1884. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l6l 

Smithtowne cS: Huntington, afore sd. shall be and remaine 
for ever hereafter at the brooke running into y"' said ffresh 
pond, that is to say y'^ chiefe & largest brooke to divide y® 
said bounds, & soe otherwise as it bounded by y" patent of 
y^ towne of Smithtowne, viz y'' w est side of Bread & cheese 
hollow & y" west side of whitmans hollow & y** west side 
of y'' said pond, and that y*^ said Inhabitants of Smithtown 
doe hereby oblige themselves to give a tirme and ample 
deed for y*" premises at y*" reasonable request of >'' sd. In- 
habitants of Huntington, in Confirmation whereof the said 
Inhabitants have herunto set their hands & seals y'^ day 
above named. 

Sealed & delivered Rich : Smith [Seal.] 

in presence of Jonathan Smith [Seal.] 

Thomas Helme Same. Smith [Seal.] 

Y^BONSiY Daniell Smith [Seal.] 

This was ownid day and yeare above said before mee. 

Wm Smith. 
{File No. 61.) 



[COUNTY TAX.] 

[1694, Nov. 7.] 

Reseaved from Richard Brush y® sume of twenty one 
pound eighteen shillings six pence In parte of y*^ taxes and 
of such proportion of y'' sume as becomes payable out of 
Suffolk County and towne of Huntington I saye Reseaved 
by mee the hand of Coll® p*p Cortland the y^^ Daye of 
Nov^ 1694. 

Chid Brookes* 
By me Jo. Ketcham Cleark. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 208.) 

[ *Stephert Oourtlandt was one of the Justices of the Supreme 
Court for the Colony. Chidley Brook was the Collector and 
Receiver General of taxes for the Colony. 



I62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

DEED. SAMUEL FOSTER TO EPENETUS 
PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1694, Nov. 30.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Samuell foster of 
East hampton for ye summe of fifteen pounds currant 
Money Have granted bargained & sould unto Epenetus 
Piatt of Huntington, my acomandation of Land, situate 
Lying & being In Huntington bounds, viz : one home Lot 
& orchard, being by esteimation four acars be y'' same 
more or Lesse. Bounded South & west by high wayes, 
North by y'^ Land of Benjamine Scudar & East By Comon 
Land not La3'ed out, cSl on Lott or parsall of Land being 
another part of my sd. accommadation, being twelve 
acares be y*^ same more or less, situate lying & being in 
Huntington aforesaid Bounded south by a highway gomg 
to Cowharbor, east or southeast by y" Land of John Plat 
& north & west by Comonon Lands not layed out, with all 
priviledges & advantages, unto y'' only use & behofe of 
him y'' sd. Epenetus plat his heyers & assignes for evei", 
(full covenant & warranty). In wittness whereof I y*" sd. 
samuell foster have here unto set my hand & scale this 
thirtieth day of November 1694. 

In presence of Samuel F(jster 

John wickes 

William Jarves 

Acknowledged Nov. 30, 1694. 

John Wickes Justice of y^ Peace. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 308-9.; 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 63 

[DEED. JOHN COREY TO SAMUEL SMITH. | 
[Abstract.] 

[1695, Feb. 13.] 

This Indenture made y*^ thirten Day of february 1695. 
betwene John Corey & Samuel Smith, Witnesseth that 
y® sd John Corey for a peece of Land Lying on y" south 
side of this towne att y" head of a sartain swamp beeini;- 
twenty Rods square containing- two acars t^' a halfe bee it 
more or less & allso five pounds curant monv, hath given 
granted sould, enfeefed Released & confirmed unto v*" sd 
Samuel Smith his hevres &c all y' certaine peece of land 
situate in y*^ township of Huntington, joyning to y'' sd 
Samuell Smiths Lott & so running south ward bv y"" streete 
eight poles in width to a pare tree which standeth by y^ 
streete & so Running on a straight line to v'' south side of 
Captain thomas wickes Lott, y'^ Lyne that parteth y^ sd 
thomas wicks Lott & Jonathan harnets Lott & this peece 
of land to bee & Remaine in four poles in with by y'^ Reare 
of thomas wicks Lott being by estemation one acare bee 
it more or Less bounded on y'^' south with y'^ sd John 
Coreyes Lott, on y'' north with y'' sd. Samuell Smiths Lott 
on y'' north with y'^ sd thomas wickes Lott on v' west with 
the streete as y*^ same Is now at y*" making sealing & De- 
livery hereof, with all priviledges, to the same belonging 
(full warrant V of title). In witness whereof I y'' sd John 
Cory hath here unto set my hand & scale. 

Witness John Corev. 

thomas ketcham 

Jacob Brush 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Feb. 19, 1695. 

John Wicks, just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, j>j). :{27-8-y.; 



164 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. SAMUEL SMITH AND WIFE TO 
JOHN COREY.] 
[Abstract.] 
[1695, Feb. 13.] 

This Indenture Made y"" thirteen Day of febuary 1695. 
Betwene Samuell Smith & Mary his wife & John Corey. 
Witnesseth y' y"" sd Samuell Smith for a peece of Land 
sould unto us by our Brother John Corey joyning to our 
home Lott c^ secured unto us b}- bill of sale for which 
Land & other considerations to y"' vallue of five pounds 
curant money of this province, hath given, granted bar- 
ganed sould enfeefed Released & Confirmed unto y^ sd. 
John Corey his heyres &c all that a certaine peece of Land 
situate L3dng & beeing in y'* towne shipe of Huntington, 
Lying on y"* south side y** towne on y'' west side y*" swampe 
that runneth by y*^ meting house beeing twenty Rods 
square, Containing by estemation two acars and a halfe be 
it more or Less bounded on y*" west end with Mr Jones 
Land on y*" north joyning with y" sd John Coreys Land on 
y^ south with y*^ high hills in comans as y® same Is now at 
y® making & sealing hereof Laid out, with all priveledges 
(full covenant and warranty of title) signed & sealed. 
Witness Samuell Smith 

Jacob Brush Mary Smith 

John Ketcham 

Thomas Ketcham 

Acknowledged Feb. 10, 1695. 

John Wickes, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 444.) 



[DEED. THOMAS FLEET TO SAMUEL SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1695, Feb. 18.] 
This Indenture made y* eighteen daie of febuary 1695 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I65 

Betwene thomas flete & hester his wife, & Samuell smith, 
witnesseth that y*" sd. Thomas flete & ester his wife, have 
for y" sum of six pounds of current silver mony, hath 
Bargned sould &c from us ou heyers, executors, adminis- 
trators & assignes one hundred pound Right of comonage 
acording to y° manor & custom of Divisions of Lands in 
y* towne of Huntington with all rights & privilidges, to 
him v"" sd Samuell Smith his heyers &c to have, hould &c 
for ever together with all woods &c (full covenants, & 
warranty) wherof wee have to this present instrument set 
our hands & fixed our scales 

Witnessed Thomas fleet 

THOMAS smith EsTHEK FLEET 

htr 

Alles X Baily 

mark 

Joseph Baily 

Acknowledged April 22, 1695. 

John Wicks, Justice. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 318-9.) 



[DEED. THOMAS SMITH TO SAMUEL SxMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, Feb. 18.] 

This Indenture made y"" eighteene day of feburary in y* 
yeare 1695 — Betwene Thomas Smith & Sarah his wife, and 
Samuell Smith, Witnesseth that y' sd. thomas Smith with 
Sarah his wife have for a valuable consideration in hand 
paied, for which consideration we do fully acknowledge 
our selves to bee paied, and do freely aquit Samuell Smith 
his heyres, exec, adminstrators tS[ assignes for ever. Doe 



l66 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Barg-an sell, for ever from us our hayres &c unto Samuell 
Smith his hayres &c all & singular on home lot that I have 
in y^ middell of the towne of Huntington neare y® meting 
house of y^ towne formerly in y'' tenor or occupation of 
John Lume, thence estranged to John Mathews, thence to 
John Goulding, thence to Niclous smith, which home lot 
& frute trees & fences there uppon, x^llso Dwelling house 
Barne, orchard & garden, aftere y'^ desease of my father & 
mother Nicolas smith & mary smith which at their Desease 
Returned unto mee y" sd. thomas smith my hayres &c 
which Right &c I doe acknowledge by these presents to 
estrange from mee my hayres &c unto Samuell Smith his 
hayres &c to have for ever, (full covenant & warranty.) In 
Witness whereof we have set to our hands & scales. 
Witness Thomas Smith 

Thomas fleete ^^' 

ESTHER FLEETE SaRAH X SmITH 

Joseph Bailey '"^'^ 

Acknowledged Aprill 22. 1695. 

John Wicks, Justice. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 320-1.) 



[DEED. CONTENT TITUS TO JOHN KETCHAM.l 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, Feb. 27.] 

This Indenture made the seven and twentieth day of 
ffebuary 169I Betwene Content Titus and John Ketcham, 
Witnesseth that Content Titus for & In consideration of a 
sum in hand paid, hath given Granted Bargned sould &c 
unto y^ sd. John Ketcham his heirs & assignes, all that cer- 
taine Message or tenement sittuate, Lying & beeing In 
Huntington bounded one y^ frunt by the streete & on y* 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 167 

west by a certaine streete In y*^ sd. town on the north by 
y* Land of John Tidd &: on y" east by y*" Land of Samuell 
Titus together with all & singular housing Buildings, 
fencmgs lS:c and also y*^ said content titus Hath for y'' con- 
sideration above sd. Given granted sould &. made over un- 
to y* sd John Ketcham his heirs & assignes for ever all 
that two certain pieces or parcells of Medow ground lying 
In y® town ship of Huntington on a neck at south comanlv 
called or known by y^ name of y*^ halfe necke, bounded on 
y® east by y*^ meddow of Samuell Ketcham on y'" west bv 
y* Meddow of Richard WiUams all so a certain piece or 
parcell of Medow Lying and being In y*-' town ship above 
sd at y'' south medow at a Neck comonly called orknowne 
by name of y*' Littell neck bounded on y" east by y*^ Med- 
dow of Samuell Ketcham on y'' north by y*" medow of 
Richard WiUams as y'' sd premises are at y*^ day of mak- 
ing hereof Laid out and marked together with all & singu- 
lar y' Rights of upland to y*^ same being a two hundred 
pound Lotment In y*" tovvn of Huntington & all priveledges 
to the same belonging To have and to hould all y*" sd. 
premises with the appurtenances unto y*" sd. John Ketch- 
am his heires & assignes from Content Titus his heires &c 
for ever (full covenant & warranty) signed and sealed. 
Witness CONTENT TiTUS 

Danill Phillips 
Calob Leverich. 

Acknowledged Oct. 11, 1695 

John Wickes. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 448.) 



[TRUSTEES' ORDER CONCERNING SWINE AND 
DAMAGE DONE BY THEM.] 

[1695, Feb. 27. 
Whereas wee have found by experience that the Run. 



l68 HUNTINCiTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ing at libertie of swine in the woods it Been parnitions to 
the Inhabitants of towne in Destruction of Corne : wee 
therefore the trustees of the free holders and comonallitie 
of the towne of Huntmgton Doth order that if any swine 
shall bee found going at liberty in into any meadows or in 
the woods or swamps on the south side of this Island with- 
in this town ship or in any other mans fenced or inclosed 
Lands after the sixth Daie of march next ensuing it shall 
bee lawfuU for any parson finding them to kill or take them 
up and Bring them to the Constable of the towne and hee 
to Disposse of them the on halfe to the p'son that hath 
Brought the swine to him and the Remainder to the own- 
er the charge of the Disposel first paide and what swine is 
kept within the towne if thaire chance to breake into lots 
whereby any man or men Be damnified for the first time 
the trespassed shall give the owner notice and the owner 
paing the Damadge shall Receve his swine but if no corse 
bee taken for theire further p'vention then such swine may 
bee proseeded against as aforesaid and it is further ordered 
that if any swine bee found in the north woodsof the towne 
it shall bee lawful! for any parson to bring them to the 
pound and for every swine soe Brought to the pound the 
owner of the same shall paie to him that Brings them ten 
pence p head and too pence p head to the pound keeper y*" 
owner paing the charge then to Receive the swine : But if 
the owner Refuse to defray the charge then soe many of the 
swine that will pay the charge to be sould at a vandew and 
when all charg is defraide if any over plush Remaine it to 
Returne to the owner for the conformation of which wee 
have set to our hand and scale the 27"' of february in the 
yeare 169I. 

Joseph Baylye 

The orders read in Court of sessons March y" 26. 1695. 



iiu\tin(;t()n town rkcokds. 169 

& assented lo »lt confirmed by y'' Court. 

Thos. Helme, Clk.* 
(Court Rec, p. 423.) 



[TRUSTEES' ORDER AGAINST CUTTING TIM- 
BER ON COMIMON LANDS.fJ 

[1695, March 24.J 
It is ordered By the trustees of the free holders and 
commonahty ot the towne of Huntington that no person 
shall take, ues, work up or Dispose of to any out of y'' town 
ship any timber or any other Right Privilidg behjngmg to 
the to\yn Lying In Common without life from the town . 
upon y'' penalty of the forfiet of y"-' timbar or other things 
so taken wrought or Disj)osed of and treble the value of 
y'^ same to the to\yn : And whosoever shall fall any timber 
upon any Land not Laid out and Doth not make a Im- 
provement of it within two months time It shall be LawfuU 
for any person so finding the same to work it up : And it 
is ordered That whome soever peeleth any standing trees 
for bark for their use of tanning : they shall forfit fiye 
shillings for every tree found so peeled, march y"' 24"' 1695. 
( Court Bee, p. 424 ) 

[*An act had been passed May 6th, 1691, requiring all such 
orders for the welfare of the town, to be "registered in the town 
book, and approved by the next Court of Sessions, or to be of 
no force." This hog law seems to have been the first official 
act of the trustees. — C. R. S.J 

[f This seems to be the first order ever made by the Trustees 
concerning the common hinds. Heretofere all orders and reg- 
ulations of the kind were made by the people at a town meet- 
ing, but under the new charter this departure was taken and 
has ever since been continued. The people have often passed 
resolutions at town meetings purporting to instruct the Board 
of Trustees as to what it should do concerning the common 
lands, but under the charters of the town and the law, it is 
doubtful whether such resolutions have any binding force or 
constitute anything more than an expression of an advisora 
opinion. — C. R. S.] 



I70 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' ORDER AGAINST RAMS RUNNING 
ON THE COMMONS.] 

[1695, March 24.] 

It is ordered and agreed by the trustees of the freehold- 
ers and Commonallytie of the towne of Huntington that 
every Inhabitant that keepeth sheep shall not suffer any 
Ram to go in the Comons amongst sheepe after the 
middell of August untill the first Dale of november upon 
the penaltie of every such Ram to bee geilt by any p'son 
or p'sons soe finding them astraie as aforesaide : march 24, 
1695. 

Joseph Bayly, p'^dt. 
{Court Bee, p. 425 J 



[TRUSTEES' ORDER CONCERNING FENCES 
AND DAMAGE BY CATTLE.j 

[1695, March 25,] 

It is ordered By the trustees of the freeholders and Com- 
monalty of the town of Huntington that all fence shall be 
four foot two inches In height and so close and strong as 
shall be judged suficient by the parsons chosen and 
apointed to survey the same, which persons so chosen shall 
Give acount In writing under their hands of what fence 
they do survey whether It be found not suficent against 
meatt catle or horse kmd only or suficient against sheep 
also, And if any person shall sufer Damage In any of his 
Inclosed Lands by such creaturs that his fence Is judged 
sufficent against ; he shall Recover his Damege of the 
owner of the creatures that Did the damege. 

And if any Person shall sufer damege by any horse kind. 



iiuntin(;ton town records. 171 

catle or sheeji threwe another mans, fence if the fence be 
n<it suficient he shall Recover his Damege of y*^ owner of 
such fence. And if any creaturs found Doing Damage 
shall be brought to the pound the owners of such Creat- 
ures shall Pay to the parson or parsons that shall Bring 
them to the Pound for every hors kind one shilling p head: 
for Neatt cattell four pence p head for sheep one peny p 
head : and twi) pence p head to the pound keper for every 
horse kind neate catle or sheep By him Received In to the 
Pound the Creatures are to Remaine In the pound untill 
Charges Is paid and Damege be paid or secured And if 
any Parson shall take any creaturs a way from any that 
are Driving them to the pound he shall pay five shill. to 
the towne : And the Damag and charg that was Recover- 
able of the owners of such creatures if they had been put 
Into the pound, march v'' 25, 1695. 

If any p. son shall bring any creatures to the pound hee 
shall fortliwith giv^e notice thereof to the owner all 
Damadge Don by any Creatures shall be vallued by two 
indefferent men that are to bee mutially chosen by the 
trespassed and the trespasser and if such p'sons cannot 
agree in their choyce of men then the Constable shall 
appovnt too men to viewe such Damage or Damiges and 
to adjudge and Determen thereof to the Best of their un- 
derstanding, march y" 25, 1695. 

It is ordered and agreed by the trustees of the freehold- 
ers and Comonallity of the towne of huntington that any 
p. son or p.sons shall or may set fire in the woods for the 
p'sarvacon of feide for Cattell from the tenth of march 
untill the tenth of may provided noe such parson or p'sons 
set not fire neare unto fences without giveing notis to the 
owners of such fences nor fire the woods on the Lords 
daies. march y*" 25, 1695. 
{Court Rec.,pp. 424-5.^ 



1/2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[EXCHANGE OF LAND. JOHN SAMMIS AND 
JOHN KETCHAM.J 

[1695, April 24.] 

Aprill the 24. 1695. 
An exchange of Land between John Sammas and Sam- 
uell Ketcham Containing four Acars part of it on the south 
side the Cove swamp the other part one the north side the 
same swampe and the swamp between the sd. peeces as 
Division Land for five acars of Land at the spring sur- 
ward. 

by mee John Ketcham Rec^ 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 150.) 



[EXCHANGE OF LAND. RICHARD BRUSH AND 
SAMUEL KETCHAM.] 

[No date.] 

An exchange of Land between Richard Brush and Sam- 
uell Ketcham four Acars of Land which y" sd. Samuel 
Ketcham had at y'^ mill stone Brook he changed with y' sd 
Richard Brush for four acars In v'' west feild 

by mee John Ketciiam. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 150.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH WHITMAN TO JOSEPH, JOHN, 
NATHAN AND SAMUEL WHITMAN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, May 6.] 
To all Christian peopell, to whom this presant wrighting 



HUNTINCroX lOWN RECORDS. 1/3 

shall come y' I Joseph whitman for the naturall Love 
which 1 have & beare unto my sonns, Joseph, John, Nathan 
& Samuell have given, granted &c unto y'' sd Joseph 
whitman a hundred pound Right of Land with all my 
Right title & Interest to y'' same from y'* first setling of y® 
town all soe a house Lott which y'' sd. Joseph whitman 
hath all Ready in posession joyning to Samuell Ketchams 
allso I give unto my sonn John whitman a hundred pound 
Right of Land from y" first setlemente of this towne, also I 
give unto my sonn Nathan a hundred pound Right of 
Land in y'' town Also I give unto my sonn Samuell a hun- 
dred pound right of Land from y^ first seteling of this 
town, these severall parsells of Land I Doe by these pres- 
ents, give grant &:c unto thes my said sonns their heirs & 
asignes for ever, with all rights & priveledges. In testi- 
mony whereof I y*" sd. Joseph whitman have here unto sett 
my hand & fixed my scale this 6"' day of may 1695. 
Witness Joseph Whitman. 

Thomas Ketcham 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged 6'^ May 1695 

John Wickes 
Justice of y'' Peace 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 311-2.) 



[DEED. THOMAS POWELL TO JOSEPH WOOD.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, May 7.] 

This Intenture mad the seaventh Daie of may in y*" year 
1695 — betwene Thomas powell of bethphage within y^ 
Queens County & Joseph wood of y® town of Huntington 



174 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

within y^ County of Suffolk — Witnesseth that Thomas 
Powell have for a valuable consideration in hand Reseived 
do bargan sell &c from me my heirs &c unto y*" sd. Joseph 
wood, his heyres &c all my title & intrest that I have in a 
home Lott, orchard &c bounded as here exprest. y® frunt 
west or southest with y*' Lott of Samuell wood y'' Reare 
or nor east end to y® woods In comonadge y^ norwest sid 
with y*" Lott of Joseph wood together with fruttrees &c I 
say I doe by thes presents bargan sell &c from me my 
heirs &c unto y*" afore sd. Joseph wood, his heyres &c for 
ever, (all priveledges & full covenant & warranty of 
title.) signed & sealed y*" day & yeare above sd. 

Thomas powell 
Witness 
Joseph Baylee 
Jeames Chichester 

Acknowledged Mearch 13, 1696. 

John Wicks, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 356.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1695, May 7.] 

At a towne meeting on may the 7*'' 1695. 
Joseph Baily, Justus Wickes, Liftenant John Wood, 
<r*"> Capt. wickes, John Adams, Thomas Brush, Jonas Wood, 
were chosen trustees for this present yeare. 

The same daye was John platt chosen Constable for 
this presant yeare. 

The same Daye was thomas fleete chosen Colecter And 
tresurer for this present yeare. 

The same Day wase Liftenant John Wood and John 
Adams chosen assessers for this present yeare. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I75 

The same Day was John Ketcham chosen town Clark 
for this presant year. 

The same Daye was John Adams Chosen Superviser for 
this present year. 

The same Day It was voted & consented unto by y® 
major parte of the towne that Samuell Smith should stand 
& Remaine pound keeper for this present yeare 

The same Day it was voted & consented unto by y^ 
magar part of the towne that Captain wickes, Liftenant 
John Wood and Thomas Brush should bee Laiers out of 
Land and to see that high wayes are Repaired & fences 
maintained suficent. 

By mee John Kecham Rec^ 
{Town Meetings, Vol 1, pp. 206-207.) 

[A HIGHWAY LAID OUT.] 

[1695, May 8.] 

May the 8*'' 1695. 
Laide out by the survaiers of the towne of Huntington a 
highway beginnig at the head of y*" wigwam swamp six 
Rods In width upland and so Running by the swampe 
And Banke side all most to the path of the beach.* 

by mee John Kicham 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 206.) 

[*This seems to be the first record of a formal laying out of 
a highway in the town, though there were many roads which 
had become so by use and were recognized in the records as 
highways. By an Act passed by the General Assembly in 1691, 
these layers out and orderers of all roads were to be annually 
elected and their doings recorded. The " wigwam swamp " 
here mentioned was where the main part of Cold Spring vil- 
lage is now located. From here on all records or papers relat- 
ing to highways will be omitted in this volume, it being the 
plan of the committee to suspend them, for printing in another 
volume separate from other records. — C. R. S.] 



176 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[COUNTY TAX.^ 

[1695, May 23.] 

Maye 23 1695 Reseaved from Richard Brush of Hun- 
tington the summe of thirty pounds and seaven pence In 
parte of the taxes and of such proportion of y" sume as be- 
comes paiable out of Suffolk County and towne of Hun- 
tington 

Chidly Broockes. 
By mee John Ketcham Clarke. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 209.) 



[DEED. GEORGE DUCKER TO ABIAL TITUS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, May 31.] 

This Indenture Mad y^ last Daie of Male 1695. Betwene 
gorg Ducker and Abiall Tittus Witnesseth y* y^ sd. gorg 
Ducker Doo for y" sume of twenty seven pounds eight 
shillings In good silver Coyne bargan sell & make over 
from mee my heyers &c unto Abiall Tittus his heyers &c, 
all my Right title intrest y' I have in & to a Dwelling 
house & halfe of a home lott y'^ was formerly in the tenor 
of John Jones situate lying & beeing In Huntington, 
bounding, y*" east end or frunt to y" strete y*^ north side 
with y" land of Samuell Tittus y" Reare or west end to y^ 
woods in Comons y*" south side y*' land of abiall Tittus to- 
gether with all fences frute trees &c al so on Hundred 
pound Right in Comonage, with all woods &c imto y** 
same belonging (full covenant and warranty.) signed & 
sealed 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, I77 

Witness GoRG DucKER 

the iiKirk of 

Ales x Baile 
John Jones 
Joseph Baile. 

Acknowledged June 29, 1696. 

Test. John Wickes. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 593.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF HUN- 
TINGTON TO WILLIAM SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, July 13.] 

To all Christian people, Know y® y* wee y^ p''sent Trust- 
ees of the freeholders of the town of Huntington, by virtue 
of the power In as Residing by their mag**^ patten of 
incorperation to the towne aforesd. bearing Date the fifth 
of October 1694, for twentie shillings, curiant money, 
William Smith esq. of the manor of St. Gorge in the 
Coimty of Suffolk and province of New York, Have most 
firmely Demised granted Barganed alinated & sold unto 
him the sd. Smith him, his heires or assignes a certain 
parcell or tract of upland Lying & being in the bounds of 
Huntington, on y*^ north side of a swamp called by the 
name of wigwam swamp, bounded on y" west & south 
with y'' cove & banke on the north and east with the high 
hill tt Land in Comons beeing eighty Rods in length cSl 
eight Rods brod containing by estemation four acars bee 
it more or less as y*" same is to him the saied Smith Laied 
out by the towne survairs & entrcd In our towne Records 
or entery booke Lying & beeing situate within y^ towne 



178 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bounds of Huntington aforesaid to gether withall the syle 
harbige &c to }'" sd. Land belonging which said tract of 
Land with y'' primiseses as is afore sd. he v'' said Smith his 
heyers or assignes shall have hould & enjoye from us our 
heyres and assignes for ever & a peacable possession 
theareof wee doe & shall warant & defend. As witnes our 
hands & y*^ Comoii scale of our towneship. In our saied 
towne of Huntington this thirteene day of July Anno 
1695 * 
Witness Joseph Baily 

Jonathan Jarves John Wickes 

John Auams Jones Wood 

John Ketcham Thomas Wickes 

John wood 
THOMAS Brush 
John Adams 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 322.; 



[DEED. JANE INGERSOL AND JOHN INGER- 
SOL TO THOMAS WHITEHEAD.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, July 29.] 

This Indenture made the twenty ninth daye of July in 
the year 1695, betwene Jeane Ingerson, widow, and John 
Ingerson son of y*" fore mentioned Jeane Ingerson, and 
Thomas Whitehead of y'' other party Witnesseth that Jeane 
Ingerson with John Ingerson for a sume of mone}^ have 
barganed sold alinateci & confirmed from our heirs, execu- 

[ *This is the first formally executed deed of land found on 
record made by the trustees of the town. The premises con- 
veyed forms the present site of Cold Spring village. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 79 

tors administrators & asignes, unto y® fore sd thomas 
whitehead his heirs, executors administrators & asignes 
all that parcell of Land house, barne, orchard, bounded as 
foUovveth : y" house, barne, orchard and eight acars of 
Land ajoyning thereunto, bounded on the south with y^ 
Land of sniKjnd Ingerson Land & on the North with y'hie 
way & to run westward till the full compelement of eaight 
acars bee made up. (full covenant and warranty of title) 
Witness our hands & scale. 

In presence of ''®'" 

Nathanill foster Jeane X Ingerson 

Richard gildersleve "'''" 

his 

John x Ingerson 

mark 

Acknowledged July 9, 1695. 

John Wicks, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. SU-5.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH VAIL TO DENNIS HARTT.] 
[Abstract.] 

[1695, Sept. 27.] 

This Indenture made the twentie seventh Daie of Sep- 
tember 1695. Betwene Joseph Vaile and Dennice Harte, 
Witnesseth that y'' said Joseph vaille, have for good causes, 
granted unto y'' sd. Dennece hart all my farme of housing 
orchards, gardings, uplands and medow belonging or ap- 
pertaining to my sd. farme sittuate lying and being by 
Crabmedow, on y'' south east quarter of y"' sd. mcdow 
within the bounds of Huntington for the time and tcrme 
of eight years to bee compleate and ended Beeginning the 
first daye of maye 1696 and ending the first Daye of maye 



l8o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

1704 for & in consideration thereof I y*" sd. Dennis harte 
doth ingage my selfe my heirs executors, administrators 
and assines firmly by these presents to fall timber, square 
frame and erect a dwelling house of twenty five feet in 
Length, eighteene foot in bredth nine feet stud & shingle, 
clabord planke and for y'^ sd and to procure Nails, builde 
a chimmie & all conveniences belonging to a dwelling hous 
upon his ovvne charge and within the time and tearme 
afore sd. to get, carte & setup of good sufficient five Raile 
fence as much as comes to eight pound in paye at eighteen 
pence a Rod, and to secure y*" orchard from cattell & hoges 
& to prune or trim y"^ apell trees when occasion seemes to 
be all borne by him y'^ sd Dennice harte onely y"^ sd. Joseph 
vaile doth ingage to paye to the said Dennice harte for 
y® nails at y*" end of y'' terme & I y"" saide Dennice hart 
doth ingage my selfe, my heairs, executors, adms. & as- 
signes at y*" end of y'' sd tearme to Deliver up unto y® 
quiet posesion of him y'' saide Joseph vaile his heairs or 
assignes all y'^ afore sd. housing, &c without let or hin- 
drance of him y^sd. Dennice hart or any person or persons 
claiming title or Intrest In & through him in witnes 
whereof y*" partyes afore sd have heare unto set our hands 
and scales 3-'' Daye & yeare above saide. 

Witness Joseph Vaill 

his his 

NicLAS X Smith Dennis x hart 

mark mark 

Joseph Daily 

Memorandum — y*' yearly rent agreed by both parties in 
six pounds a yeare, twenty five pounds for y'' house 8 
pounds in fencing and y® Remainder towards finishing 
y^ house. 

Joseph Vaile 
Dennice hart 
(Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 316-7.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l8l 

[DEED. HENRY SOPER TO GEORGE 
RASCARICKE.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1695, Dec. 18.] 

This Indenture made the eighteenth day of December 
1695. Betwene Henry Sooper seni. of Huntington & sarah 
his wife of the one party and george Rascarrick of y'' City 
of new york. Witnesseth that y'* sd. henry sooper & 
sarah his wife for a sum of mony to them in hand paied by 
y^ saied gorge Resscaricke, have given granted, bargined 
soulde, assigned, Released & Confirmed all that his house 
and Lott of ground, sittuate lying & beeing, within the 
towne of Huntington, containing by estimation eight 
acars and is butted and Bounded on y" north syde with y^ 
Lott of Jonnathan Rogers on y® south syde with y"^ streete 
or high waye on the West with the High hills on y'^ 
Comons & on 3-'^ East to thee streete or highway, together 
with all barnes, stables &c on y'' same belonging & Allsoe 
of fifty pounds commonage within y*" sd. towne shipe with 
all Rights & priveleges to the same belonging (with full 
covenant & warranty of title.) signed & sealed 

Witness '"' 

John Adams Richard x Sooper 

Fetter Britton "'"'' 

Joseph Bailey ^^' 

Sarah x Sooper 



Whereas the abovesd. Henry sooper was deseased Be- 
fore the sealing & delivering of thes presents yett for ye 
conformation of y*^ above menconed p''emeces I y" sd. 
Richard sooper son & heire to y'' saide henry sooper have 
freely signed sealed & delivered y® afore mencioned prem- 



l82 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ises as fully as if my father could have Done from mee my 
hayers executors &c to him y^ sd gorge Resscaricke his 
heyres &c. In witness whereof I have hereunto set to my 
hand & scale, with parties herein consented. 

Acknowledged Jan. i8. 1695. 

John Wicks, Justice. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 323-4.) 



[DEED. EDWARD HARNET TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1696, Jan. 18.] 

This Indenture Mad y^ eighteen Day of Jeanuary 169I 
Betwene Edward harnitt & Jeames Chitchester wittnesseth 
y* y*^ sd. Edward harnet have for a valuable consideration 
barganed sold &c a cartaine parcell of land siteuate lying 
& beeing in the field commonly called or Known by y® 
name of y*^ west field of y® Town of huntington Surounded 
with land of thomas Brush, Jonathan Rogars, Jeames Chi- 
chester Ju""^ y*^ wood In Comons Containing four Acars be 
it more or less, with all Rights & priveledges. To have 
and to Hold for ever, (with full covenant and warranty of 
title.) Signed & sealed. 

Witness Edward harnett 

Jonathan Jarves 
Joseph Smith 

Acknowledged March, 28, 1696. 

John wickes, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 576.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 183 

[DEED. THOMAS WHITEHEAD TO JEREMIAH 

SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1696, March 2.] 

This Indenture made the second day of March In y*^ year 
1696 betwene Thomas whitehead & Jeremiah Smith, Wit- 
nesseth that y^ sd thomas whitehead for a valuable sum 
paid hath bargned, sould, alenated released and Confirmed 
and quit claime unto y"^ sd Smith his heyres or assignes a 
sartain tract or pece of land situate Lying & being in Hun- 
tington at the head of a broock called Cow harbour broock 
bounded on y*" west by y*^ Land of John Adams on y*" south 
east & north, by y*" woods In comans, containing six acars 
be it more or less with all Rights & priveledges forever, 
(with full covenant and warranty of title.) Signed and 
sealed y*" day above sd. 

Witness ^^^ 

Jonathan Rodgers Thomas x Whitehead 

JosiAH foster "^"'^ 

John Adams 

Acknowledged Dec. ii, 1697. 

John Wickes, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 354.) 



Know all men by these presents that I Jeremiah Smith 
of Huntington doe by thes presents alenate & make over 
all my Right & title that I have or ever had In this bill of 
sail unto John Adams of y° same town, As witness my hand 
and scale this 2'^ day of March. 1697. 

Witness Jeremiah Smith. 

John Ketcham 
John wicks 
Jonas platt. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 355.) 



l84 HUNTINCiTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JOHN COREY TO ABRAHAM COREY.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1696, April 9.] 

To all Christen Peopell, know y^ that I John Corey for 
good causes & considerations have given Granted &c unto 
Abraham Corey his heirs & assignes forever all y*" Remain- 
ing parte of y^ home Lott of which I y'^ said John Corey 
gave parte to my Brother thomas Corey and joyningtoy^ 
sd. thomas Cores Land & a peece of Land joyning to y*^ sd. 
home Lott that hath been all Readey Laid out joyning to 
y* sd. home lott with a third parte of all y" out Lands & 
Medows Divided & undivided that Doth now or shall be- 
long to y*" sd. Acomandation with all & singular Meseagu- 
ges, tenements Dwelling houses Barnes, stables gardens &c 
to y* same belonging. To have & to hould y" sd. Lott of 
Land & Meadow and all other y^ above granted premises 
to him y^ sd Abraham Corey his heirs & assignes for ever. 
Signed & sealed Aprill ninth 1696. 

Signed, sealed & Delivered John Corey. 

In sight & presents of. 
Elisha Risden 
Samuell Smith 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Desember 4, 1696. 

John Wickes, test. 
(Deeds. Vol. 1, p. 445.) 



[DEED. JOHN COREY TO THOMAS COREY.] 
[Abstract.] 
[1696, April 9.] 
To all Christan peopell know y'' y* I John Corey for suu- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 85 

derv good causes & considerations, have given granted, 
enfeefed, Released & Confirmed unto thomas Corey his 
heires & assignee for ever y® house & parte of y*^ home 
Lott Containing twenty six Rods in Length by y" Streete 
side from Samuel! Smiths Lott & so y® bredth of y® sd 
Lott north ward to y" Reare of Jonathan harnets lott with 
A third part of all y" out Lands & Mcdows divided or un- 
divided, that doth now or hereafter shall belong to y® sd 
Acomondation, with all & singular Messages, tenements, 
Dwelling houses out houses Barnes Sec to y'^ same belong- 
ing, and y*" sd. thomas Corey shall give Leave & Liberty to 
my Mother Mary Samans if shee sees cause and Remaines 
un-mared to live in y'^ sd. hous so long as she sees convean- 
ant, signed & sealed Aprill ninth 1696. 
Witnesses John Corey. 

Elisha Risden 
Samuell Smith 
John Ketcham 
It is understood y^ thomas Corey is to have his equall 
part of all out cSt division land except that which is all 
Readey Laid out at home 

Acknowledged Dec. 4, 1696, 

John Wickes, Just: 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 446.) 



[DEED. TIMOTHY CONKLIN TO JOHN 
CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1696, April 13.] 

To all Christian peopell Know y® that I Timothy Conk- 
len sen' for y*^ naturall Love I have for my son John Conk- 



l86 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

lin, have given, granted enfeafed Released and Confirmed 
unto y^ sd John Conklen his heyers and assigncs, all my 
Right & title in two peces of land situate at a place called 
y® Cove swampe, containing eight acars be it moreor Less 
bounded on y® north with y*^ Land on y® high hills In 
comons on y*' south with the broock which Runneth along 
y® sd. swamp, on y® east with y'' same broocke one west 
with y*" Land comones, allsoe five acars of land at a felde 
two of y'' which five is all Ready cleared Lying on y'^ Nor- 
west side of y*' sd timithy Conklens sen' Land & joyning to 
y® sd timithy Conklens Land at a feld known to lye on a 
hill Near to Millston Broock, thes two peces of Land with 
all priviledges to have and to hold for ever. In Witness 
whereof I Timothy Conklen sen. have signed & sealed 
this 13 dale of Aprill 1696. 
Witness Timothy Conklin 

John Adams 

John Ketcham 

Jeremiah Hubert. 



Whereas I temothey Conklen sen' of Huntington have 
In this deed of gift given my son John Conklen, the above 
land I do by thes presents give unto my sonn John Conklen 
half a hundred Right of upland from its first setelment, 
with all priveledges which to y^ halfe hundred Right be- 
longs, medow excepted, signed this 2odaie of June, 1697. 
Witness Timothy Conklen 

Thomas Brush 

John higbe 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Feb. 9, 1697. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 346-7.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 187 

[DEED. JOHN BETTS TO BENJAMIN 
SCUDDERJ 

[Abstract.] 

[1696.] 

To all Christian peopell, wee John beets and Abigail 
Beets, mother of Jon beets both Living at Crabmedow. 
Know y*" that wee y" John Beets & Abigail beets for y'' 
summ of fifty five pounds of curant silver money have 
granted surrendered &c unto Benjamine Scuder to him 
his heyres executors administrators and asignes for ever 
all that parcel of ground with y*^ appurtenances, contayn- 
ing tenn acars more or less as it was Laid out at y*" first to 
marke megges & allso our Right cS[c to have & to hold 
y^ sd peece of land, bounded as foUoweth east or northeast 
with y*^ land of Capt Thomas higbv tS: south or south east 
by y'^ high wav that Leadeth over y'' mill dam & south 
west by y'" land of Edward Higby & west & north with 
y^ high waye that leadeth to Jonathan Rodgers sener by 
y*^ harbour, all that parsell of ground with y® housing out 
housing &c & with all medow bogges swampes and all 
fences &c there unto belonging, with all priviledges unto 
y® Benjiman Scuder his heyres & assignes for ever, (With 
full covenant & warranty of title.) signed & sealed, 1696. 
Thomas Wickes •'" 

John Wickes, Junor, Abigall x Betts 

mark 

John Beetes 

Acknowledged June 10, 1696. 

John Wicks, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol.1, p. MO.) 



1 88 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

[THE TRUSTEES GIVE THOMAS POWELL 

AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE LAND 

OF THE INDIANS.] 

[1696, May 5.] 

Whereas Thomas Powell did obtaine of Govener Don- 
gan a Lissence to purchas of y** native proprietors of Mas- 
epague on Long Island two Hundred acars of Land about 
wanasquattan on y*^ point of hiUes y* poynts aganist mass- 
apeag swampes heads, y" sd powell ffindmg what he had 
purchased not sufficant compency for him & them there 
settled to live one he did last fall of y*" yeare make his 
address to us y*^ Trustees of y*^ free holders & commonalty 
of y*^ towne of Huntington for leave & lissence to make a 
further purchas wee y*" sd. Trustees taking it in considera- 
tion Doe by vertue of our Athoryty by our patten to us 
Derived give & grant liberty to y*^ sd Thomas Powell so 
to make a further purchase for him & his heiers & assignes 
for ever that is to say in maner as foUoweth from y'' south 
line of our first purchase of y*" north sid Indans to y"' heads 
of Masepeague swampe on y'^ west by our patten line on 
y® east along y^ east sid of a valye y* Leads to y*^ east 
branch of Maseapeague swamp head, y*" Reasons of our 
granting y*-' said powell this is his being a free h(julder of 
our town and m his first two hundred acars had liberty to 
pick & chose whare he would and with this provissor 
y* he shall not clame anv unpurchased Land without our 
consent as he is a free houlder given under our hands and 
scales this 5"' daie of may in y'' eight 3'eare of his majs** 
Raigne and In y*" yeare of (jur Lord 1696. 

Joseph Bailey, prs^ 
{Land Grants, p. 2.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 189 

[DEED. JOSEPH WHITMAN TO NOAH 
ROGERS.] 

[1696, May 5.] 

May the fifth 1696 
This is to Declare unto all persons whome so ever It 
may Consarne that I Joseph whitman sen" of Huntington 
In y" County of Suffolke Doe owene Declare that 1 y*" sd. 
Joseph whitman Sen'' have formerly sould unto Noah 
Roggars all my Right & title in that Acomandations y* 
Lyeth by Jonathan Harnets Lott on y*" east side & Joyneth 
to y*-' sd. Jonathan harnets Lott that was formerly Edward 
frenshams as witnese my hand the daye and yeare above 
writen, 



Joseph Whitman 



Elizabeth x ketcham 

marKe 

John Ketcham 
{Deeds, Vol.1, p. 112.; 



[INDIAN DEED TO SAMUEL WOOD.] 

[1696, July 2.] 

To all Christian People to Whom these Presents shall 
come know y® that Whereas there was formerly a Bargain 
made and sale of a certain tract and Parcel of Land being 
a Neck of Land and mcdow Lying at the South side of 
the town of Huntington Commonly known by the Name 
of Copyag neck the Halfe of which Neck of upland and 
Meddow Was sold and alienated by Wiandhnce Indian 
Seachem of Muntaket and Recoseck Indian seachem of 



190 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Secutaug- by Deeds formerly Given Doth apper the * * 

Bearing date July twent * * one thousand six 

hundred fifty seven, the other bearing date May y® * * 
* one thousand fifty nine which neck of Land and med- 
dow. Bounded north ward by the head of Copiag River, 
Eastward by the said Crick and West M^ard by the Mese- 
peg Sechems Land all Which said Land or half neck of 
upland and Meddow was alienated and sold by * * 
fore said Sachems unto Jonas wood of Halifack* of the 
town of Huntington afore said we the sachems and suc- 
cessers of the afore said Wiandance and Recosechek Do 
by these Presents for our selves our heirs, executors and 
succesers Ratifie and Confirm the afore said Halfe Neck 
of upland and medow according as it Was Bounded afore 
said unto Samuel Wood * * * and asignes forever to 
have and to hold to him and his Heirs Peacably to Pos- 
sess and Quietly to enjoy Without any Lett Hinderance 
or Molestation from us Woemehance Indian and Chepons 
indian now sachems of sequetaug and successers of the 
afore said sachems and further we Do bind our selves our 
heirs and asigns to give quiet Possession and Peacable 
Right and title to the afore said Halfe Neck of upland and 
meddow and Do allso acknowledge the afore said sale to 
be Lawfull and good which was formerly made by the 
Sachems above said and to Warrant and Defend the same 
from any that shall Lay any Claim to the afore said Halfe 
neck of upland and Meddow or any of the Benefits Privil- 
edges or appurtenances there unto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining saveing the said Samuel Wood his heirs 
and assigns and to their Proper use and behoofe as Witt- 
nese our hands and seals this second Day of July ano 

[* There were two Jonas Woods. The one who made the 
early purchases from the Indians is called Jonas Wood of Hali- 
fax, the other, who was a Justice of the Peace, is called Jonas 
Wood of Orum.— C. R. S. ] | 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I9I 

domeni one thousand and six hundred and Ninty six 
sigened, sealed and Delivered In the Presence of u&, 

JosEHH Wood *"'" 

OSWALD FoORD WamEhance X Indian Sachem 

mark 
his 

Chepans X Indian Sachem 

marb 

his 

Pampot X Indian Sachem 

mark 

{Deeds, Vol. 2, p. 853.) 



[TOWN MEETING AND TRUSTEES' GRANT TO 
ELIPHALET JONES*] 

[1696, July 3.] 
July the 3, 1696 
It was voted and granted the Daye and yeare aforesaid 
that Mr. Eliphalet Jones shall take up ten acars of Land on 
y* west Necke on y^ Reare of his former granted Land 
provided it bee free from former grants and not pro- 
ductiall to high ways or waterings for cattell this grant 
was by and with the Consent of the trustees of y" freehould- 
ers and Comanallitey of y^ town of Huntington, It being 
towards devision Land, to the suffages of the aforesaid 
towne you are hereby desired to lay out the afore said 
granted Lands observing the afore exseptions 

John Wood p^ 
by mee Jo Ketcham Cleark. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 209.) 

[*We now find the town gradually adapting itself to the re- 
quirements of the new patent. In this case a vote at a town 
meeting, the consent of the trustees, and a "laying out" by the 
surveyors are required in order to vest title in Rev. Eliphalet 
Jones to a parcel of land. — C. R. S.] 



192 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THOMAS FLEET AND SAMUEL SMITH EX- 
CHANGE LAND WITH THE TRUSTEES.] 

[1696, July 13.] 

Whereas y* division of hundreds was granted and Laied 
out by Capt™ Baily and Capt wickes I y'' said Tho. ffleete 
have alinated one hundred from its first origenall as his 
deed of sail more att Large testefies I therefore doe Re- 
signe up of my division Land soe Layed out twenty acars 
on the east side to samuell smith As witenes my hand this 
13"' of July In y'' yeare of our Lord 1696 witnes John wood 
John Adams. 

Tho : FFLEETE 

Whereas Samuell Smith of Huntington have purchased 
of Thomas fleete of Huntington afore sd. one hundred 
pounds Right of Cominage from its orignall of Rights & 
emunityes and y^ sd. Thomas fleete have allinated and Re- 
signed unto y*^ said samuell smith twentie acars of y® east 
side of his devision Land and y'' sd. samuell smith for some 
comodites mad his suplication to y*^ trustees of y'^ said town 
and humbly Requested to Lay down that said twentie 
acars on y® east necke & to take up twentie acars In its 
rome on y*^ west Necke y^ trustees finding his suplication 
Reasonable granted him his Request upon his Resignation 
of y*^ afore sd. twentie acars theare fore know y*^ that I y*^ 
afore sd. samuell Smith have alinated & Resigned up to y*" 
trustees of y^ town of Huntington & theare sucksessors j'^ 
afore sd. twentie acars from mee and my heyers for ever 
as witnes my hand this 13"' day of July In y*^ yeare of our 
Lord. 1696. 

Witnes Samuell Smith 



Thomas fleete 
Willam Jarves. 

[Surveys, p. 3.) 



By mee John Ketcham, Clarke. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I93 

[DEED. EDWARD KETCHAM TO SILAS 
SAM MIS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1696, July 28.] 

This Indenture made y'' twenty eight day of July In y® 
yeare 1696. betwene Edward Ketcham & Mary his wife, 
and siales Samans, Witnesseth that Edward Ketcham and 
Mary his wife for a sartane sum of mony to them secured 
by y" sd. silas Samans hath given, granted &c unto Silas 
Samans his heyers & assignes, one hundred pound Right 
of land belonging to me y*" sd Edward Ketcham In y*' 
bounds of Huntington, but y'^ sd Edward Ketcham doth 
reserve to himselef and his heyers forever all y® Land y* 
he hath all Reddy Laied out & y^ sd Silas Samans doth 
engage that y^ sd. Edward Ketcham & his hey res shall 
have Leave & liberty to get timber & stones on this sd. 
Right untill y'' comans comes to be Laied out, this sd. hun- 
dred pound Right of land with all & singular y® appurte- 
nances &c to have and to hold unto y'' sd silas Samans & 
heyres from y*^ sd. Edward Ketcham his heyres &c forever, 
(with full covenant & warranty of title.) Signed & sealed. 
Witness Edward Ketcham 

John Wicks ^" 

Thomas Wicks Mary x Ketcham 

mark 

Acknowledged Nov. 22. 1697. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 359.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL TITUS TO HANNAH TITUS.] 

[1696, Aug.] 
To all Christian people to whome these p'"esants shall Come 



194 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

greting know y^® y* wee Samuell Titus of y^ town of Hun- 
tington upon y^ Island of Nasaw in y*" County of Suffolke 
& provance of New Yorke In Amaraick yeoman with 
Mary his wife have & doe for y'' grate Love & tender 
Afection that wee have unto our Dafter hannah Titius for 
her tender and Dutifull Carrage towards us as wee have 
had suf^cant experiance in times of afflictions given 
granted Alinated and estranged from us our heyeres exec- 
utors admin'^^ and Assignes unto our Dafter hannah Titius 
of y'' same town County and provance spinster half a hun- 
dred pounds Right of Comonadge with all y" Rights & 
prevledges y* may or shall belong to y*^ same from y*^ Day 
of y" Date hereof and whereas y® last grant of Land of 
twenty Acars to an hundred is taken up wee Doe hereby 
ingage by thes p'"esants y* shee shall have what Land shee 
have occasion to Improve untill an other division of Land 
bee made in y*^ town & then the sd. hannah shall Resigne 
up in to y^ hand of him y^ saide Samuell & Mary or either 
of them if theye desier it Alsoe wee further more give and 
grant to our said Dafter Hannah y® halfe part of my med- 
ow y* I have on a necke of medow on y*^ south side of this 
^ Jsland with my halfe parte of upland which neeke is 
/ Cpmonlye called or knowne by y® English by y" name of 
/ y^ Litell necke by y" Indians gueguis together with all 
Rights Benifets & emunities there to belonging or accure- 
ing theie from as alsoe wee y*^ saide Samuell and Mary 
Doth further give and grant unto our saide Dafter han- 
nah leave and liberty to build A dwelling hous, barne on 
a lot y' wee have sittuate lying & being in y'' towne of 
Huntington bounded on y" frunt with y" streete on y'' 
south side y'' house & lott of Abiall Titus y'' west y'' woods 
in Comonadge y" north side y*" lott y* was Mosses Senders 
wee said house barne yard garden, wee give free Leave & 
Liberty to our sd. dafter hannah or hur order to use occu- 
pie injoye & after our Desease then ye whole lott withall 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, I95 

housing barns, orchards, frut trees, tences or any other 
benefits theare on with all other y'' fore menconed Lands 
& medows shall Remaine & bee our Dafter Hannahs as 
her ovvne proper inheritance to have holde use ocupie & 
enjoye to her and her heires for ever without let or hin- 
drance of any claiming title or Intrest by from or under 
us but if our sd. dafter hannah chance to mary & die with- 
out Isue hur husband during his natrall life shall Injoye all 
& singular every part & parsell thereof & after his desease 
to Returne unto patence & expearance titus dafters of y*^ 
afore sd. Samuell &. mary Tituse & to theare heveres for 
ever as theare heiers proper & free Inheretance In witnes 
to thes presants wee have here unto set to our hands & 
fixed our scales y"^ dale of August in y*^ eight yeaj^e of his 
Majesteys Raigne & in y'' yeare of our Lord 1696. 
Signed, sealed and Deld. Samuell Titus 



in y*^ presence of. 



tlie mark of 



Patience Titus Mary x Titus 

Rebeckak Titus 
Joseph Baylie. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. lU.) 



[DEED. JONAS PLATT TO JOHN, JOSEPH AND 
JACOB PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1696, Sept. 7.] 

To all Christian Peopell to whome this present writing 
shall come Jonas Piatt sendeth Greeting, Know yee that 
I the said Jonas Piatt for a sartain sume of monc}'^ to me 
paid by my brothers John platt, Joseph Piatt & Jacob 
Piatt. Have Remised, Released quit claimed <S:: confirmed 
unto y*' said John platt Joseph platt & Jacob platt their 



196 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

heyers tS[ assignes for ever all those Houses Lands, med- 
owes and appurtenances devised & Bequeathed unto y^ 
sd. John Piatt Joseph platt& Jacob platt by my said father 
Isacke platt, deseased, b}^ his last will and testement bear- 
ing date y*" 22 day of May 1695. To have & to hold the 
sd. house Land &c to them y'^ saide John platt Joseph platt 
& Jacob platt their hevres &c to their use & their heyres 
for ever in such proporcons & quantety as by y*^ saide will 
to them is given. In witness where of I the sd. Jonas Platt 
have here unto set my hand & scale the 7 day of Sept. 1696. 
Witness JONAS Platt 

WOOD 

GiBB 

Acknowledged 

John Wickes, Jus* 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 331.; 



[DEED. EDWARD BUNCE TO THOMAS BUNCE.] 

[1696, Dec. 22.] 

To all Christan peopell to whome thes presents may 
com I Edward Bunce of huntington sendeth greeting In 
our Lord god ever Lasting Know y® that I y® sd. Edward 
Bunce for y*" Love and afection that I y'' sd Edward bunce 
do bare unto thomas Bunce my owne son yeoman I y'' sd. 
Edward bunce being In my perfect memory have given 
granted and confirmed & do by thes my presant wrighting 
doe fully freeley and absolutly give grant and confirme 
unto y** sd. thomas Bunce one halfe of all my Lands and 
medew Lands & halfe my orchard cSl halfe my barne with 
all fences with grasing pastour coman of pastour with 
wods under woods timbar theare unto belonging or 
eneyes apertaining I saye all y'^ above mentioned Lands & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I97 

medos orchard Barn fences Comons priveledges above 
menconed with y'' one halefe of my writes & priveledges 
had or to be had or found in y*^ province of new yorke a 
fore sd. to have hould use dispose of take & Injoye all 
y® above menconed Lands medowes orchard writes priv- 
ledges and all other y'" primises afore sd. unto y'" Tomas 
Bunce his executors &.c from hence forth for ever with 
out any maner of Claime challange or demand what so- 
ever of or by aney parson or parsons what soever & I 
y^ sd. edward Bunce all & everey y'' above menconed 
Lands medows orchard Barne fences writes priviledges 
afore menconed uuto y*" sd. thomas Bunce his executors 
&c against all peopell shall & will warant & for ever de- 
fend by thes presants of all & every which sd. Lands 
medows & all other y'' above menconed premises 1 y'' sd. 
edward Bunce have put y" sd thomas Bunce in full& peac- 
able possesion by delivery of turfe and twige as y*" Law 
directs to y® sd. thomas Bunce y*" daye of y*" date of thes 
presants I have given & delivered in y" name of * * * 
of and all y*" sd. primises above menconed & I y'' afore sd. 
Edward bunce do farther give grant (S: confirme unto y® 
afore sd. thomas bunce y* other halfe of my estate Lands 
medows with y'" Rights priveledges there unto belonging 
or aneyes apertaining to him & his heyers executors to 
have & to hold for ever after my desease & after y*" desease 
of my Loving wife Sarah Bunce she having y*" hole youse 
& profit of it durmg hur naturall Life y* halef of my Lands 
& medows which 1 now Reserved in my owne hands In 
witnesse whereunto I sett my hand & fix my scale this 
twenty second day of desember in y^ yeare of our Lord 
god one thousand six hundred ninty six in y" eight yeare 
of Ranie &c signed, sealed In y*" presents of us. 
John page '''' 

Jeremiah Adams Edward x Bunce 

Richard gilldersleeve """^ 

{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 293.) 



198 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JEREMIAH SMITH TO JOHN ADAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, Jan. 10.] 

This Indenture mad y® tenth day of Jenueary in 1697 
betwene Jeremiah Smith and John Adams Witnesseth 
y* y" sd. Jeremiah Smith & Eiizebeth his wife, tor thirty 
pounds curant money, hath given granted, bargned, sould, 
Released & Confirmed unto John Adams his heyres & as- 
signes for ever all thear certain allottment of land Lying 
by Cow harbour swampe, bounded as followeth, on y® west 
with y*" sd John Adams his lot on y® south by y'' land of 
Jonathan Rodgars on y'^ north & east with the Land In 
comans this Lott containing six acars be it more or less 
with all Rights & priviledges to have and to hould y'' sd. 
Land for ever (with full covenant & warranty of title.) 
Signed & sealed. 
Witness Jeremiah Smith 

John Ketcham ^" 

Jonas plat Elizebeth x Smith 

John wickes """^ 

Acknowledged March 2, 1697, 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 352-3.) 



[DEED. THOMAS WHITSON AND WIFE TO 
SAMUEL SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, Jan. 12.] 
This Indenture made y^ twelfe day of January 1697. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I99 

Bet wen Thomas Whison and Samuell Smith. Witnesseth 
y* Thomas whison & Martha his wife for a sum in hand 
reseived, hath given granted barganed sould enfeefed Re- 
leased and confirmed unto y' sd Samuell Smith his heiers 
for ever one hundred pound Right of Land Lying and 
beeing in y'^ town ship of huntington, excepting twenty 
acars of Land all Readey taken up upon this Right & all 
Lands & Meadows south ward all Ready taken up by y*" sd. 
Thomas Whitson before y'^ Date of this present wrighting 
together with all & singular y** hereditements &c there 
unto belonging (with full covenant & warranty of title.) 
Signed and sealed. 

Witness Thomas Whison 

Richard Brush 

Jeremiah x wood 

his mark 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged 24 of March 1700. 

John Wood, Just. 

{Deech, Vol. 1, p. US.) 



[DEED. EPENETUS PLATT TO JEREMIAH 
SMITH.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, Jan. 13.] 

This Indenture made the thirteen day of Jenuerey In 
1697 Betwene Epenetus platt and Jeremiah Smith — Wit- 
nesseth that y"' sd. Epenetus Platt for y"' summ of thirty 
pounds of curant mony hath given granted &c unto y*" sd. 
Jeremiah Smith his heyres & assignes for ever all that pece 
of Land that Lyeth by Cow harber bounded as followeth, 



200 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y^ land of John Wood on y'' west, on y'' east by y^ Land of 
y^ above sd. JeremiaJ|i Smith on y'' south by a high way 
that goeth to Crabmedow on y" north by y'' harbour con- 
taining by estemation six acars be it ijiore or Less. To 
have and to hold y'' sd. Land with all priveledges (with 
full covenant and warranty of title.) signed & sealed 
Witness Epenetus Platt. 

John wicks 
John Adams 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged March 2, 1697. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{DeecU, Yol 1,P2X 350-1.) 



[DEED. SAMUEL KETCHAM AND WIFE TO 
NATHANIEL WILLIAMS. 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, Jan. 20.] 

This Indenture mad y*^ twentieth dav of Jeanuary 1697 
betwene samuell Ketcham and nathanill willams. Witness- 
eth y' y^ sd. SamuelLKetcham & Mary his wife for a sum 
in hand secured, hath given granted bargned sould &c unto 
y® said Nathanill willams his heirs &c all that Lott pece or 
parcell of Land that wass formerly John Everetes siteuate 
Lying & beeing in y" towne shipe above sd. being by este- 
mation fovir acars be it more or Less bounded on y*^ north 
with a grate stumpe y' standeth near y*^ path that Leadeth 
to Jonathan Rogerses ould feld on y'' east with y'' same 
path on y*^ east & south corner with a great Read oake that 
standeth by y^ broock on y*^ south & west with y'' Land in 
Comons as y® same Is now at y* making sealing & Delivery 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20I 

hereof Laid out marked together with all & singular y* 
hereditaments cSlc (with full covenant & warran y of title.) 
signed & sealed. 

Witness Samuell Ketckam. 

Jacob Brush Mary Ketcham. 

Joseph Whittman hur x Marke. 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged May 3, 1698. 

John Wickes, just. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 455.) 



[DEED. NATHANIEL WILLIAMS TO 
SILAS SAMMIS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1697, Jan. 22.] 

This Indenture made y® twenty second day of January 
1697, betwene Nathanill willams of Huntington & Silas 
Samans of y same place. Witnesseth y' y" sd. Nathanell 
willams for a valuable summ hath, given granted bargned 
and sould, enfcafed Released c^ Confirmed unto y*^ sd. 
Samans his heyers & assignes all that Lott pece or parsell 
of Land that was formerly John everets, situate In y*" towne- 
ship abovesd. being by estemation fouracarsbe it more or 
less bounded on y'' north with a great stumpe y' standeth 
neer y*" path y' Leadeth to Jonathan Rodgers ould feld on 
y*' east with y'^ same path on y*" est & South corner with a 
great Read oke y' standeth by y*^ brocke on y** south & 
west with y" Land In comans as y'' same Is now at y*^ mak- 
ing hereof Laied out with all priviledges (with full cove- 
nant and warranty of title.) In witness whereof y'' sd. Na- 
thanill willams hathe here unto sett to his hand & fixed his 



202 IIUiNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

scale y^ dale and year above written. 

Witness Nathanell Willams. 

Jacob Brush 
Joseph Whitman 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged May 3, 1698. 

John Wicks, Just. 
[Deeds, Vol 1, pp. 363-4.) 



[RECEIPT. PHCEBE TREDWELL TO EPENETUS 

PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, March 12.] 

Know ail men by thes presence that wee John Tredwell 
and pheby Piatt his wife of Hempsted, doe acknowledge 
to have Reseaved of Epenetus plat of Huntington the full 
summ of forty three pounds nine shillings being in full of a 
Legacy given and bequeathed to y*" sd. pheby by y® Last 
will and Testement of hur father epenetus platt of Hun- 
tington As witness our hands scales this twelufe daie of 
March In y" yeare of our Lord 1697. 
signed, sealed & delivered John Tredwell 

John Wickes '"''■ 

John Ketcham Phebe x Tredwell 

mark 

Reseaved of my brother epenetus Platt a bible which 
was given unto mee by my mother phebey platt, this 
twenty third of June 1698. ^" 

Phebe x Tredwell 

mark 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 365.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 203 

[LAND OF JOSEPH BALEY.] 

[1697, May 4.] 
Whereas the first Division of Land In this Towne was 
three acears to atwo hundred and my three Acears Lying 
in the east feild since alenated to Jeames smith. 

Then theare was a second devision granted In 1666 or 
1667 and In 1667 I had a grant for Land by stoney Broock 
and as the grant saies what good planting Land Is on y*" 
left hand of y'" path on y'' heather side of stoney Broock 
y'' intent of y*" grant was no more at that time but what 
was granted to A second Division granted by the towne 
and that I had no Larger extent of Land to take up then 
Below the hills (^n that povnt betwen stoney Brooke path 
and the heather side of a hollow that Is called by the name 
of pij)e stafe hollow and the Levell Land six acars of 
which Thomas Powell Laied out for mee I doe hereby 
Thes presence for my self my heyers and sucksessors Dis- 
claime any further Right or Intrest In any other Lands or 
place by vartue of that grant in y'' yeare 1667 but withen 
the Limit afore specefied and that is y'' second devision of 
Acars with y Rest of my neaibours as wittnes my hand 
this fourth dale of maye in y'' ninth yeare of his Maes''" 
Raine and in the yeare of our Lord 1697. 

Thomas Powell Joseph Baily 

Jonathan Jarves 

By Mee John Ketcham 

Clerk. 
{Surveys, iJ. 4.) 

[DIVISION OF LAND BY THOMAS AND 
BENJAMIN SCUDDER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, May 4.] 
Whereas Thomas Sender Dcseased In time of his health 



204 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

made a will & willed his lands unto Timithy Scudder & 
Benjiman Scudder his two sons, and to put a full end to 
all differences that might ensue by any part or parsell of 
housing, orchard &c that doth Belong to a too hundred 
pound Lot which my deseased father Lived in, I y^ saide 
Timothy Scudder Doe Ratefie & confirme y*^ same from 
me m}' heirs executors administrators & assignes too Ben- 
jamin scudder his heirs executors administrators and 
assignes for ever to have & to hold &c and him the sd. 
Benjamine Scudder to Deliver up to timothy scudder y*' 
upland & meadow on a neck on y^ south side of this Island 
the neguntague within y^ Limets of Huntington formerly 
my fathers & y'' greate bible* that was my fathers & 
twenty pounds in silvar Witnesseth my hand & scale this 
fourth dale of male in y'' yeare 1697. 

Witness '"'' 

Thomas Pov^ell Timothy x Scudder 

Thomas Whisson '^'''^ 

Joseph Bayle 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 342.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO JOHN KETCHAM AND 
JONAS PLATT— SOUTH.] 

[1697, May 5.] 

This Indenture Made fift of May In y*^ ninth year of y** 

[*This "greate bible" was the subject of a very diligent and 
earnest search by the late Mrs. Cornelia Scudder, wife of 
Henry G. Scudder, both descendants of Thomas Scudder the 
first, who came to America in 1637. It was found to have been 
in the possession of Rebecca Scudder, wife of Nathaniel Ben- 
net, about forty years ago, and was by her given to a Presby- 
terian minister in exchange for a modern Bible. Mrs. Scudder 
was unable to trace it farther. It is said to have been what is 
termed a "black-letter" Bible, and no doubt belonged to a very 
early edition of the printed Bible. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20$ 

Reigne of our Soverin Lord king william king of England 
Scotland, france & Ireland Defender of y*^ faith and In y^ 
year of oi:r lord on thousand six iiundred ninty seven 
Between Mamesuructon & Willam Chepy Mesepague In- 
dans In Queues County on Nasaw Island of y*^ one part 
and John Ketchani and Jonas platt of Huntington In y® 
County of Suffolke on y'' Island of nasaw afore sd. In ye 
provence of New Aorke of the other part witnesseth that 
y* said Mame suructon cS: will Chepy masepegh Indians for 
& In consideration of a reasonable sum In hand secured at 
or before v'" ensealing & Delivery hereof by y" said John 
Ketcham & Jonas Platt the Resepte whereof we Doe here- 
by acknowledge & our selves here w^ith to be fully con- 
tented and paid and thereof and therefrom & of & from 
every part and parcell thereof Doth hereby acquit exona- 
rate and Discharge the sd. John Ketcham and Jonas Platt 
thear heirs Exectuors & Admin^' hath given, granted bar- 
gned sould enfeefed released & confirmed and by these 
presents Doth hereby give grant bargan sell enfeefe Re- 
lease and Confirme unto y" sd. John Ketcham & Jonas 
Platt, thear heirs & assignes for ever a Certain neck of land 
lying on y^ South side this Island within the bounds o^ 
Huntington called by y'' Indians scuraway & by y'' English 
Josiahes neck which necke we y*" above said Indians Doe 
sell together wnth all & singular the hereditements & ap- 
purtenances theare unto belonging or in anie w^ise Apper- 
taining with all y" Right tytle Intrest posession property 
claime & Demand what soever of us y*^ said Indans mad 
unto y^ said land & in c^ to all & every part & parcell there- 
of to have and to hould y'" said neck of land from y'^ south 
Meadows and so runing north by y® swampe called by 
Inglesh y'^ w^est neck swampe to y*^ line of the sd. swampe 
upon y'' brushey plaines then on a straight loyne upon y^ 
brushey plaines tell It comes against y® head of a short 
swampe joyning to y^ south meadows lying betwen thissd. 



206 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

neck and the halfe neck then to runn from y® head of this 
halfe neck swampe on a northeast loyne northeast upon y® 
brushey plaines all the above sd. land with the appurte- 
nances unto the said John Ketcham and Jonas Piatt thear 
heirs & assignes from y^ said mame suructon & will chepy 
thear heirs executors and admin"^ unto y*" sole & only 
proper use benifet & behoofe of them y® said John Ketcham 
& Jonas Piatt thear heirs & assignes for ever & the said 
mame suructon & will Chepy Do for them selves thear 
heirs executors & admin^* promis covenante grant to & 
with y" sd John Ketcham & Jonas platt thear heirs & 
assignes that wee said Mame suructon & will chepy now 
at y" ensealing & Delivery hereof standeth & Is soley only 
& Right fully sesed of y'' sd premisess and untill y® estate 
here by to granted bargned & sould shall be sufficent past 
unto & Rested In y® said John Ketcham & Jonas Platt thear 
heirs and assignes shall remaine sesed of the said primeses 
of a good absolute and perfect estate In feesimpelltothem 
thear heairs & asignes for ever without anie manner of 
Condition Right title or limetation of use that may after 
distroye discontinue of evict the same and that the primes- 
es now are & for ever heareafter shall be & Remaine to y'^ 
said John Ketcham & Jonas platt thear heirs & assignes 
freely & clearly acquitted Released & discharged of & from 
all & all manner of other & former bargans sales alenations 
Morgages Judgments, executions extents & all other 
charges and Incumbrance what soever & further y^ sd 
Mame suructon & will chepy here In before granted and 
Menconed premises with y® Appurtenances unto y^ said 
John Ketcham & Jonas platt thear heirs and assignes shall 
& will warrant and for ever by Thes presents defend In 
wittness whereof wee y*^ said Mame suructon & will chepy 
hath here unto set to our hands & fixed our scale this first 
day of May In y^ year of our lord Christ on thousand six 
hundred ninty seven. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20/ 

signed, sealed and Mame X his mark 

Delivered In sight & Suructon X his mark 

presents of us. will X chepey his mark. 

his 

James x Chichester 

mark 

Edward Higbee 
Jacob Brush 
Charles pameaqua 
Timothy Conkling. 

Memorandom that on y'' 13 Day of May 1697 appeared 
before John wickes on of thar majesties Justeses of y*" peace 
for y" County of Suffolk the within named mame will chepy 
& suructon & Doth acknowledge the within written con- 
vaiance to be ther free & volentary act & Deede 

test. John wickes 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 618-19.) 



[DEED. INDIANS TO JOHN KETCHAM, JAMES 
CHICHESTER, AND TIMOTHY CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, May II.] 

This Indenture Mad y'' eleventh of may In y* year 1697 
Betwene willam Chepi, Cungeme, Mamme masepegue 
Indans In Queues County on Nasaw Island on y'' one parte 
& John Ketcham & Jeames Chitchester and Timothy Conk- 
len sen' of Huntington In y'' Count}^ of Suffolk on y" Isl- 
and aforesaid In y® provance of new yorke of y® other part 
wittnesseth y^ wee y*' sd Indans for y*^ sum of sixteen pounds 
tenn shillings In Money & pay equelent to money In hand 
all Ready by us Reseaved doth hereby acquite exonarate 



208 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

& discharge y'' sd. John Ketcham Jeames Chitchester & 
timothy Conklen thear heires executors & administrators, 
hath given Granted bargned sould, enfeefed, Released & 
confirmed unto y*^ above sd. John Ketcham Jeames Chit- 
chester & timothy Conklen thear heairs & assignes for ever 
a certain neck of Land Lying on y® south sid of this Isl- 
and called by y*" Indans araca by y" English y*" west neck 
being y^ wester most neck of Huntington bounds on y* 
south sid bounded on y^ east by a River and swampe which 
parteth this sd. neck and a neck called by y'^ Indans scura- 
way by y*" English Josiahes neck and Runing nor ward by 
y*" sd. swampe upon y*" brushey plaines to a cart path which 
Leadeth from Thomas powells house to y*" great necke 
bounded on y** west by a river and a short swamp joyning 
to this necke and a Neck called by y*" English Lactens neck 
called by y^ Indans taukoms, Runing northward to y*" head 
of this short swampe on the west side upon a straight loyne 
north to the afore sd. Thomas powles cart path y' Leadeth 
from his house to y* great neck and bounded by this sd. 
path on y*" north from y*^ east side to y*^ west as y'' same Is 
now at y'' Making, sealing & Delivering hereof Laid out 
marked together with all and singular the hereditements& 
appurtenances there unto belonging or in aney wise apper- 
taining & all the Right tytle Intrest, posesion property 
claim & Demand what soever of us y'^ sd. Indans mad unto 
y*^ sd neck of Land and in and to all & every parte & par- 
cell thereof To have and to hould y^ said neck or parcell 
of Land with y*^ apurtenances un to y'' said John Ketcham 
Jeames Chitchester and timothy Conklen theare heiers and 
assignes from y® sd tackapowshea Chepy Cungme mame 
our heiers executurs & adms. unto y*^ sole and onely proper 
use and behof of them y'' sd John Ketcham, Jeames Chit- 
chester and Timothy Conklin their heirs & assignes for 
ever and wee y'' sd. Indans doth for our selves our heiers 
&c covenant & grant to and , with y^ sd John Ketcham 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 209 

Jeames Chitchester & timothy Conklen thear haiers & 
assignes that wee y*^ sd. Indans now at y*^ ensealing & De- 
livery hereof standeth & Is soley onely and Rightfully sized 
of y*^ sd. premises & untill y'' estate hereby to be granted & 
bargned and sould shall be sufficiently pased unto & Rested 
In y*^ said John Ketcham Jeames Chitchester & timothy 
Conklen theare heairs & assignes shall Remaine sezed of y*' 
sd. premises of a good absolute and perfecte estate In fee 
simpell to them theare haiers and assignes forever without 
aney maner of condition Right tytle or Limitation of use 
that may after destroy discontinue of evicte y* same and 
that y® premises now are & for ever hereafter shall bee & 
Remaine to y® sd. John Ketcham Jeames Chitchester & 
timothy Conklen theare heiers & assignes free & clearly 
acquited Released and Discharged of & from all & all man- 
ner of other & former barganes sales, alenations Morgages 
Judgments executions & all other charges & incumbrances 
whatsoever & further that y® sd. mame, Chepy Cungemy 
our heiers herein before granted & Menconed premises with 
y^ appurtenances unto y*" sd. John Ketcham Jeames Chi- 
chester & timothy Conklen theare heiers & assignes shall 
& will warant & for ever by thes presents Defende In witt- 
nes whareof wee y*^ above sd. Indans hath hereunto sett to 
our hands & scales the Day and yeare above written, 
signed, sealed & Delivered Mamme 

In y*" presence of his X Mark 

^'^ WiLLAM ChEPOUS 

PUM X SHA his X mark 

'"'^'■^ CUNGMEE 

his his -y mark 

WATER X NOKES 
mark 



SURKE X ANEEAM 

mark 

Thomas wickes 



210 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Acknowledged May 13, 1697. 

John wickes 
Recorded by me John Ketcham 

Clarke. 
(Deeds, Vol 1, p. 449.) 



[DEED. INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF 
HUNTINGTON TO SAMUEL KETCHAM.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1693, April I.] 

This Indenture Made y'' first day Aprill In y*' year (&c) 
1693 betwen y'' Inhabitance of y'' Town of Huntington In 
y*" County of Suffolk on Long Island, Witnesseth y' we 
y^ Inhabitance of Huntington for and In Consideration of 
a Debte Due from y*" Town to Mr CoUey in new yorke 
have sould unto Samuell Ketcham of y"" same Towne 
County he being y"^ other part a Certam peece or parcell 
of Medow ground Siteuate Lying and beeing In y® town 
ship of Huntington wee say wee have soulde this peece of 
medow Land unto y'' sd. Samuell Ketcham he beeing to 
cleare y" Town of that Debtes and of all Truble and 
Charge which may hereafter arise on y\acount and paying 
twenty five shillings In money to y^ Town besides y*" sd. 
Debts It bemg y"' same then preposed & excepted of by y*" 
Town this Medow being bounded as followeth, on y"' south 
by y'" high way going to oy ester bay on y® north with 
Could Spring harbour on y*' west with Could Spring 
broock on y" east with y"' high hill in Commons and upon 
condition y* y'' above sd. premises be Duly & truly per- 
formed by y'^ sd. Samuell Ketcham & his haiers wee y' 
Inhabitance of Huntington for and in consideration of this 



HUNTINCrroN TOWN RECORDS. 211 

money to us in hand paied by y'' sd Samuell Ketcham hatl; 
given granted bargned sould &:c unto y" sd. Samuell 
Ketcham his heirs &c for ever all y'^ peece or parcall ol 
mech)\v ground bemg by estemation four or five Acars be 
it more or Lese, with all tS: smgular y'' hereditements &: ap- 
purtenances there unto belonging. To have & to hould 
y*^ sd Medow unto y'' sd. samuell Ketcham his heirs cS:c 
from y'' sd. Inhabitants of Huntington their heirs &c for 
ever, (With full covenant & warranty of title.) Signed & 
sealed. 

We y* present trustees of y" free houlders & Comon- 
ality of the Town of Huntington Doe by thes presence 
Ratefy and Confirme y*" above written Deed of sail to be 
y° Townes act and Deed and wee y*" presant trustees Do 
Confirme y^ same by seting to our hands and ficing our 
scales of y" town this twenty eight Day of Jeanuary i/of 

John Wickes p''esdent. 

sealed cS: Delivered In y'' presence of 
Daniell Kelsy 
Thomas Cory 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 517.) 



[RECEIPT. MARY CARLL TO EPENETUS 
PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697. Oct. 18.] 

Know all men by thes presents that wee Timothy Carle 
of hempsted and mary his wife do acknowledg our selves 
to have Reseaved of Epenetus platt of Huntington the full 
sum of thirty eight j^ounds nine shillings, eleven pence 
being In full of a legacy given & bequeathed to y'' sd. 



212 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

mary by y*^ Last will and Testament of hiir father Epenetus 
Piatt deseased and all so forteen pounds one shilling five 
pence being a legacy bequeathed to y'' sd mar}?^ by hur 
mother phebey platt, as witness our hands Oct. y" i8 1697* 
Witness Timothy Carle 

Jeremiah wood Mary Carle 

John Adams, 

{Deed^, Vol. 1, p. 365.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH WHITMAN TO NATHAN 
WHITMAN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1697, Nov. 26.] 

This Indenture made the twenty sixth Dale of november 
1697, Betwene Joseph whitman, ser. of Huntington and 
Nathan Whitman, Witnesseth that Joseph Whitman & 
sarah his wife for and in consideration of a valuable some 
in hand reseived doth by these presents aquite y*" sd Nathan 
Whitman his heyres executors &c for ever, Hath given 
granted barganed sould, Released & confirmed unto 3^'' sd 
nathan Whitman his heyres &c all theare Dwelling hous, 
orchard home Lott of Land Lying in Huntington, bound- 
ed on y® east side next y*" Lane that leadeth to y*^ south 
y^ frunt or north end with y*^ streete y'' west side with the 
Lott of abiall titus y" Reare or south end y comons con- 
taining six acres bee i tmor or less, with all priviledges To 
have & to hold forever. (With full covenant and warranty 

[*This paper is useful in verifying certain family relation- 
ships. Timothy Carll is here stated as of Hempstead. This 
is probably the same Timothy who subsequently came to Hun- 
tington to reside. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 213 

of title.) signed & sealed. 

Witness '''' 

Thomas Smith Joseph x Whitman 
Joseph Whitman Jur. ""^^^ 

her 

Sarah x Whitman 

mark 

Acknowledged Nov. 27, 1697. 

John Wicks, Justice. 
Deeds, Vol \,p. 345.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO JOSEPH WOOD, THOMAS 
FLEET AND NATHANIEL FOSTER.— SOUTH.] 

[1697, Dec. 2.] 

This Indenture made y® second Day of Desember In y® 
ninth year ot y"^^ Reigne of our severing king willam king 
of england Scotland france & Irland defender of y^' faith & 
In y*^ yeare of our Lord Christ 1697 Between Joseph wood 
& thomas fleete cS: nathanill foster of Huntington In y** 
County of suffolke on nasaw Island In y*^ provence of new 
yorke In Amereca of y'' one part & wamehus seagutongue 
sachem norwakam, pumpusha, seataugue Indians of y*^ 
other parte wittnesseth v' y'' above sd. Indians for & In 
consideration of a reasonable sum In hand secured at or 
before y® ensealing cS: Delivery here of by y*^ sd thomas 
fleet Joseph wood nathanill foster the Resepte whereot 
wee y'' above sd Indans Doe hereby acknowledge and our 
selves there with to be fully satcsfied, contented <Sl payed 
& there of & there from & of from every parte cV parcell 
thereof doth hereby acquite exonerate and Discharge 
y" sd. thomas fleet, Jouseph wood &: nathanill foster their 
heyers, executors & admin"*' hath given granted bargned 



214 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sould, enfeefed released & confirmed & by thes presants 
Doth hereby give, grant bargne sell enfeefe Releace & 
confirme unto y® sd thomas fleete, Joseph wood, nathanill 
foster theaire heyers & assignes for ever a certaine necke 
of Land Lying on y*^ south side off this Island within Hun- 
tington patten joyning to a River yt parteth this sd. necke 
and a necke called sampaumes this River is called by 
y'' Indans Anusk Comuncak this sd necke is called by y® 
english y*^ easter most east necke or comonly known by 
y® name of Captain fleets necke & by y** Indans arase 
coseagge Bounded on y^ west by a swampe y*^ parteth 
y*" other east necke & this sd. necke all this sd. necke of up- 
land from y"* edge of y** Medow to y® head of y'' swampe 
y* parteth thes two east necks and to Runn on a straight 
Loyne east acrose this sd. necke to y*^ Great river that 
parteth the necke & a neck called sampaumes as y'' same 
is now marked & Laid out to gether with all & singular 
y^ hereditements & apurtenances theare unto belonging or 
in any wise Appertaining & all y® Right tytle intreste 
posesion, property claime & Demand what soever of us 
y® sd. Indans made unto y*^ sd. necke of Land & In & to all 
& everv parte and parcell thereof To have and to hould 
y^ sd necke of Land with y'' apurtenances unto y*" sd 
thomas fleete, Joseph wood, nathanil foster thare heirs & 
assignes from y^ sd wameahus norwakam pampsha, Chep- 
ons mumswaren mam mascoken pampot Charles permequa 
theare heyers, executours & Admin'* unto y" sole & onelly 
proper use & behoofe of them y*' sd. thomas fleete Joseph 
wood & nathanill foster theare heairs & assignes for ever 
& y® above sd Indans Doth for them selves theare heyers 
executors & admin'* promise covenant & Grant to and with 
y® sd. Joseph wood, thomas fleete & nathanill foster now 
at y^ ensealing & Delivery hereof standeth & is soley onely 
& Right fully sezed of y^ sd premises of a good & absolute 
and perfecte estate In fee simpell to them theare heairs & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 21$ 

assignes for ever without aine Maner of condition Right 
tytle or Limetation of use y* may after destrove Discon- 
tinue of evict y'' same and y^ y'' premises now are <& for 
ever hereafter shall bee & Remaine to y'' sd. thomas ffeete, 
Joseph wood, & nathanill foster theare heiers and assignes 
free & cleerely acquitted Releaced & Discharged of & from 
all & all manner of other & former bargans sales alenations 
Morgages Judgments executions extents & all other 
charges & Incumbrances whatsoever & further y^ v" sd. 
Indans & thear heyers before Granted & Menconed prem- 
ises with y'^ appurtenances unto y" sd. thomas fieete Joseph 
wood & nathanill foster theare heairs & assignes shall & 
will warant & for ever by thes presants Defende In 
witness whereof wee y® above sd. Indans have here unto 
set to our hands & fixed our scales y® day & yeare first 
above written & before y" ensealing & Delivery of thes 
presants It was granted unto y'' above sd. Indans y' they 
all shall have free Leave & Liberty of fishing ♦& fouling 
granted by y*" sd thomas fleete and Joseph wood, 
signed sealed & delivered wameaus 

In sight & presents of us his X marke 

John Conklen narwakam x his mark 

Thomas Ketcham chop x ons 

John Ketcham his marke 

Charles pamequa 
Mumswararen 
his X marke 
POMPOT X his mark 

MaMES X COKEN 

marke 

DUMPSHUA 

his X marke 

Memarandam that on y^ second dav of Juiv 1698 
Apeared before John wickes one of his Majestes Justes of 



2l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y* peace for y® County of suffolke y*" within named wame- 
hus and Charles pamequa norwakem, Cheepons & doth 
acknowledge y*^ within written convaience to be theire 
free and volentary act and Deed tes John WICKES 

{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 420-1.) 



[LAND OF JOHN INGERSOL.J 
[No Date.] 

A Record of y'' Land & medowe of John Inkersoll at 
Crab medowe. 

The Land of John Inkersoll the frunt in breadth is 85 
eaighty five Rods : the line Runing north north east and 
west south west the south line of y*^ same one hundred 
Rods y*^ Reere of the same is sixty too Rods y*^ Line runs 
south and by east and north an by west A Peece of Land 
containing fowr acers & a haulfe one y*^ east joining to 
Edward Bunce beeing bounded one y" north by y° sound 
and one y** south by a hie way and one y® west by a Lott 
of Samuell kichams y*" afore sd. Lott one y"^ north line by 
y*^ hie way being in Lenth one hundred and twentie Rods: 
all soe one Lott of medowe y'' south line Runing east 
south east from y*^ hie wa}^ to y*^ great Creek and ajoining to 
a Lott of Thomas martins from thence Runing north north 
east fiftie fowr Rods : from thence to a small Creeke and 
by y* to y'' afore said great creeke allsoe a small Peece of 
boge medowe about one acor bounded with marke megses 
boge medowe : fowr acers of medowe att y'" beach bounded 
one y'' west side with Thomas martins and one y'" east side 
with marke megeses frunting to y'' beach and Runing to 
y" maine creeke south y*" bredth is aleven Rods and a 
haulfe. 

A true Coppy as it was givin in to mee in writting 

p m.ee Isaac Piatt Rec"^ 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 229.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 21/ 

[DEED. SAMUEL TITUS AND WIFE TO JOHN 

CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, Jan. 5.] 

This Indenture mad y'' fifth Day of Jeneuary 1698 Be- 
twene Samiiell Titus & John Conkling Witnesseth y' y'' sd. 
Samuell Tittus & Mary his wife for a sum in hand paid 
hath given, granted bargned sould &c unto y'' sd John 
Conkhng his heiers & assignes for ever one hundred pound 
Right of medow land it being all my Right of y' I now 
have on a neck on y^ south side this Island belonging to 
y* Town shipe of huntington called by y*^ Indanse Arace 
by y® english y"' west neck. It lying in three Divisions on 
y^ above sd. neck all y'' Cartain peces of Medow land as 
theye ware laid out marked together with all & singular 
y"' hereditemeiits there unto belonging with all priveledges, 
(With full covenant and warrantee of title.) signed and 
sealed. 

Witnessed Samuell Tittus 

John Ketcham '"" 

Edward White Mary x Tittus 

Epenetus Platt '"^"■'' 

Acknowledged Jan. 7, 1698 

John wickes tes. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 546.) 



[DEED. THOMAS FLEET TO JONATHAN 
JARVIS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, March 11.] 
This Indenture made Leventh day of March In 1698, 



2l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

betwene Jonathan Jarves and Thomas fleete Witnesseth 
the above sd Thomas fleete for a valuable sum of mony 
secured, hath granted alenated bargned sould & confirmed 
unto y*^ sd Jonathan Jarves his heyers & assignes my halfe 
part of an Island of medow being undevided Lying on 
y* east side of y'' necke called Amuskemunnica being 
bounded on y® east with sampaumes cracke on y^ west 
with a Creecke that parteth y'" Rest of y*^ medow of 
Thomas fleete & y'' said Island on y*" north with y® Lettell 
swampe that Is att y*" head of y'' said creeke and soe upon 
an east Line to saumpams River unto the above said Jon- 
athan Jarves him his heyers &c for ever. (With full cov- 
enant and warranty of title.) signed & sealed. 

Witness THOMAS FFLEETE 

Epenetus platt. 

Acdnowledged March ly, 1698. 

John Wickes, Just. 
[Deeds, Vol I, p. 380.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
TOWN.*] 

[169S, May 4.] 

This Indentuie made the forth Dale of May and in y® 
tenth yeare of y'^ Reigne of our soverign Lord, King Wil- 
1am the third, by y'^ grace of god, King of England, scot- 
land, f ranee and Irland, defender of y'^ faith, and In y^ 
grace of our Lord 1698, between sewamas, formerly called 
mane and willam Cheipev, maseapegue Indans, belonging 
to Queanes County, on Nasaw Island, in y'' provence of 
New Yorke, of y^ one parte, and the trustees of y° free 
boulders and Comanalitey of y*^ Towne of Huntington, 

[*This deed is endorsed "Deed of Baiting Place Purchase." 
— C. R. S.l 



IIIJX'IIXCIOX TOWX RKlCJRDS. 2I9 

In y" County of Suffolk, In y'' Island and provance Afor 
sd., of y*" other part, witnesseth that y" sd. sacwamas and 
willam Chipie for and in Consideration of a reasonable 
summ. In hand all Readey Reseaved In Curant Money of 
this provance, at or before y*^ enseahng and delivery heree 
by y^ fore menconed trustees, of y" Tovvne of Huntington, 
the Resepte Avhereof wee, y*" aforesaid sewamas and wil- 
lam Chepie, doe heerby acknowledg, and our selves theare 
with to bee fully satesfied. Contented and paid, and theare- 
of and hearewith & of and from every part and parsell 
thearof doth hereby aquit, exonerate and discharge 
y'' afore sd. trustees of y* Towne of Huntington, theare 
heyers executors, and Admin", hath given granted bar- 
gned sould enfeefed. Released and Confirmed, and doe by 
thes prsence, bargani sell, enfeef. Release & Confirm unto 
y'^ afore said trustees, theare heyers and assignes for ever, 
oil that parcell or tract of land and beach, the beach 
bounded by the west side of masepegue gut, and Running 
westward to y'' patten Layne, }■'-' upland being bounded as 
AoUeweth : on y'-' north by our South bounds that was 
formerly marked out by stoaneing, bounded on y*^ west by 
Thomas Powells Loyne to y'' head of masapegue east 
branch, so running eastward to y*^ head of rugua s\\'amp, 
and so running eastward to the land on y'^ West Neck 
bought of John Kitcham and James Chichester, of y" above 
sd. sewamas, and so Running east ward by y*^ sd. John 
Ketchams and Jonas Platts Land, Runing by their East 
Loyen till coming within forty Rods of y*^ Indan path, on 
y^ west side of y*" great Neck, and Running Eastward by 
y^ Land all Redey purchased on y^ fore sd. Neeke, and so 
streching eastward to y'' medell of Cuppuauge, bounded 
on y*^ South by John Woods Land, and so streeching north- 
ward to y*" south path by y'' single pine, and so bounds on 
y® east side by y'' south })ath till it comes to our south 
bounds, laid out bv Suaneniv, to gethe)" with all & singular 



220 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y® hereditements and appurtnances there unto belonging 
or in aney wise appartaining, and all y*^ Right, tytle, in- 
trest, posesion, property, Claime and demand what soever 
of them y® sd. sewames & willam Chopy, made unto y*^ sd 
Land and beach and in & to all & every part and parsell 
theare of, to have and to hould y^ sd. parsell of Land & 
beach with y*^ appurtenances unto y'' sd trustees & free 
houlders of y*" Comanallity of y*" town of Huntington thear 
heyers, executors ad"" and assignes unto y" soie & proper 
use &, behoofe of them y*^ sd. trustees, theare heyers and 
assignes for ever & y*^ sd. sewamas & willam Chopie for 
them selves there heyers and asignes that they now, at 
y*^ ensealmg & delivery hereof, standeth &: is soley & Right 
fully sezed of y'' sd. promises of a good, absolute and Per- 
fect estate. In fee snuple, to them theare, heyers and 
assignes for ever, without aney maner of Condition, Right, 
tytle or Limitation of use y* may after destroy discontinue 
of efect y'' same, and that y° premises now at y^' ensealing 
shall be & Remaine to y'^ sd. trustees theare heyers <S 
assignes free & Clearelly a quited Released & discharged 
of & from all and all manner of other and former barguins 
sales, alinations, morgages, Judgments executions, ex- 
tentes, and all, other charges & incumbrances what so 
ever and further y' }■'' sd sewamas & willam Chopey, and 
theare heyers, herein before granted & menconed prem- 
ises, with y*^ appurtnances, unto y*^ sd. trustees, thear 
heyers and assignes, shall and will warant & for ever by 
thes p'"sents defend ; in wittnes whereof, wee y" above sd. 
sewamas and willam Chopy have heare unto set to our 
hands and fixed our scales y'' daye and yeare above written. 

Signed sealed and delivered ''''' 

in presence of us seaw X amas [Seal.j 

Thomas Powell '■" '"'""'^ 

Thomas Katcham **'* 

WiLLA X Chepy [Seal.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 221 

It is to be understood by every whome thes presenc* 
wrightings may Consearne that y*^ within Named Indians 
have Reserved y'' privelege In this Deed of sail of fishing, 
folding and hunting, and of gathering of plume and hucel. 
bearves In all 3^'' Laiid heare purchased, they have Re- 
served that priveledge to them selves. 

Memorandam that on the fourth day of May 1698, 
apeared before John Wickes, one of his maj^^^ Justises of 
the pease for the County of Suffolk, the within mentoned 
Sewamas «Sl willan Chepy, and both acknowledged the 
with in writen convaiance to bee their free and voUantary 
act and deed. 

John Wickes. 

Memorandum that on y*" 14*^ day of may 1698, apeared 
before John Wickes, one of his maj^'^ Justises of the peace 
for the County of Suffolk, wamas, sachem of sequatak and 
chippows, and doth acknowledge Them selves to bee fully 
satisfied and well content with The within writen convai- 
ance as if it had been their act and deed. 

John Wickes 
This bill of sale is Recorded In page y*" 5"' by me 

John Ketcham, Gierke. 
{File No. 33.) 



[INDIAN DEED. EAST NECK, SOUTH SIDE.] 

[1698, May 13.] 

This Indentuer made the thirteenth dale of May and in y" 
tenth yeare of y^ Raigne of our soverigne Lord King wil- 
1am king of England, Scotland france and Irland, defender 
of y" faith, in y^ year of our Lord 1698, Between Epenetus 
Piatt, Jonas Wood, John Brush, In y*' behalfe of there 



222 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Asosuates of y® towne of Huntington, on Long Island, Ales 
Nasaw, In y** province of New York, In ameroca, of y^ one 
part and wameas and Charles pauemaquand, and theare 
asosuates, of y'' other part, wittneseth y' wee y® above sd. 
wameaus and Charles pamegai, belonging to y'' same town, 
County & provance, afore sd., for and In Consideration of 
a reasonable summ, In hand all Readey Reseavedator be- 
fore y*" ensealing and delivery hereof by y^ sd. Epenetus 
platt, Jonas wood and John Brush, the Resepte whereof 
they doo heerby Acknowledg and them selves showe with 
to bee fully satisfied, contented & paid, and theareof and 
thare with and of and from every part and parsell thereof, 
doth hereby aquuit, exonerate & discharge y^ sd. Epenetus 
platt, Jonas Wood and John Brush theare heyers, exectours, 
adms., and asignes, hath given, granted bargned, sould, 
enffed. Released and confirmed, by thes presence doth here- 
by give, grant, bargan, sell, enfeef. Release and Confirme, 
unto the above sd. Epenetus platt, Jonas wood and John 
Brus, and theare Asosueats, theare heyers exectours admin' 
and Assigns, for ever, all that necke or tract of upland situ- 
ate, Lying & being on y'' south side of this Island, Comane- 
ly known by y^ Englesh by y'' name of y'^ east Neck, by y* 
Indans Caus Cung Quaram, wee y® above sd. Indans, doe 
sell being bounded as folio weth ; on y** west with y® medell 
of Santepague swamp, so Running Northward to y*' head 
of y*^ sd swampe, so Runing east to y® north Corner of 
thomas fleets and Joseph woods Loyne, and so Running 
south ward by theare west Loyne to y'' medows allredey 
purchast, this with all Rights and priveledges theare unto 
belonging, woods, under woods, Comens, Rights, prive- 
ledges and appurtuances, what soever to y'' same belong 
ing or in any wise Appertaining, and all y*" estate, Right, 
Intrest, use, posession, Claime and demand of us, y^ sd 
wameaus and Charles pumequa, and theare Asosuates, made 
unto y^ sd. Land and In and to all and every parte and par- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 223 

cell thareof ; to have and to Hould y" sd. Necke or parcell 
of Land with y" Appartences, unto the sd. Epenetus platt, 
Jonas wood and John Brush and theafe'asosuates, theare 
heyers, executors, Admin, unto y® sole and proper use and 
behoofe of them, y'^ sd. epenetus Platt, Jonas Wood and 
John Brush, theare heyers & Assignes for ever, and y" sd. 
wameaus and Charles paumequa & theare Asosuates, now 
at y*^ ensealing and delivery hereof, standeth and is soly & 
Rightfully sezed of y" sd. premises of a good absolute & 
perfect estate In fee simple, to them theare heyers and 
assignes for ever, without any maner of Condition, Right, 
tytle or Limitation of use, that may, after destroye, discon- 
tinue of expt y*^ same and that y*" premises now are & for 
ever heearafter shall bee & Remaine to y® sd. Epenetus 
platt, Jonas Wood and John Brush, & theare asosuates, 
theare heyers, and assignes, free and Clearely aquited. Re- 
leased and discharged of and from all and all manner of 
other & former bargans, sales : alienations, morgages, 
Judgments, executions, extents and all other Charges & 
incumbrances whatsoever ; and further y*^ y'' sd. wameas & 
Charles poumequa and theare asosueates & theare heyers, 
herein before granted menconed p"^emises, with y** Appur- 
tenances unto y* sd. Epenetus Platt, Jonas Wood and John 
Brush and theare asosuates theare, he)'ers and assignes 
shall and will warrant and for ever by these p'"sence de- 
fende ; in witteness whereof the above sd. wamease and 
Charles paumequa, in y*" behalfe of thear asosuates have 
hcare unto sett to theare hands and fixed thear seales y® 
dale and yeare above writen. 

signed sealed and delivered In '""'' 

sight and presence of us wameas X his [Seal.] 

Thomas Smith Charles pam [Seal.] 

John Ketcham 
Memorandum that on the thirteenth day of May 1698, 
apeared before John Wickes, one of his maj'"' Justises of 



224 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the peace for the county of Suffolk, the with named wam- 
eas sachem and Charles pamequa, and both Acknowledged 
this within writen conveianc to be theire free and vollan- 
tary act and deed. 

test. John Wickes. 
{File No. 55.; 



[RECEIPT. HANNAH PLATT TO EPENETUS 

PLATT.] 

[Abstract] 

[1698, June 10.] 

Know all men by Thes presents that I Hannah platt of 
Huntington doe acknowledge my selef to have Received 
of epenetus Platt the full and just sume of fifty two pounds 
eleven shillings and three pence with a suite of curtains 
and a bible which being in full of the legacyes given to y® 
sd. hannah by y" last wills and testaments of hur father and 
mother, Epenetus and phebe plat of Huntington, signed & 
sealled June 10, In y'' yeare 1698. 

Witness HANNAH PLATT. 

John wickes 
John Ketcham 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 366.) 



PEED. ROBERT KELLUM, Jr., TO RICHARD 
BRUSH, Jr.] 

[Abstract] 

[1698, June 28.] 

This Indenture made y® Twentie eight daie of June 1698 



HUNTINGTON TOWxN RECORDS. 22$ 

betwen Robart Kallam June"" and Richard Brush Jun', Wit- 
nesseth y' y'' sd. Robart Kellam Jim'' & hannah his wife for 
a sum in hand received, hath given granted, bargned sould, 
enfeefcd Released & confirmed unto y*^ sd. Richard Biush 
his hey res executors & admins. &c one hundred pound 
Right of Land with all j)riveledges what soever to y"" same 
belonging, situate lying & being in y"^ Town ship of Hun- 
tington (With full covenant & warranty of title.) In wit- 
ness vv^hereof y** sd Robart Kellam & hannah his wife have 
here unto set to our hands and scales y" daie and yeare 
above written. 

Witness Robart Kellam 

Jonathan harnet '"" 

John Adams Hanah x Kellam 

mark 

Acknowledged June 30. 1698. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,pp. 369-70 J 



[DEED. ROBERT KELLUM TO EPHRAIM 
KELLUM.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, July 27.] 

This Indenture made y^ twenty seventh daie of July 
1698. betwene Robart Kallam sen and Ephream Kellam 
sun of Robart Kellam, Wittnesseth y' Robart Kellam sen' 
for a valuable sum In hand by writing secured as hereafter 
expressed, that y'' sd Ephrem Callam shall paie & deliver 
yearly for y*' space & term of eight years till it amount un- 
to y^ sum of forty pounds & y'" above sd. Robart Kellam 
doth Reserve unto him selef during his Natrall Life y' 



226 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lower Roome in y^ stone hous to use & Improve as he shall 
sea cause & this first yeare all y'^ frute in y'' orchard & here- 
after During his natural Life to Injoye y'' Lower Roome in 
y° stone house & halfe y^ benefit of y'' orchard both of frute 
& pastuer & y*" sd Ephram Kellam shall keep y® sd Lott & 
orchard within a good fence & y'^ sd Ephram Kellam shall 
paie y*" above menconed sume of forty pounds to my 
assignes all though I shall chance to die before y'' eight 
years be expired & if he faill In paiement it shall be Law- 
full for y^ sd. Robart Kellam to Re entuer, keepe &c y'' sd 
house & Lott, if performed I v*^ sd Robart Kellam sen, doe 
give, grant &c unto Ephram Kellam his heyeres &c, all my 
home Lott, housing, out housing fences, orchards, situate 
Lying &c In y^ townshipe of Huntington & one hundred 
pound Right of land, with halef my Right of Land & med- 
ow on y*^ south side of this Island within Huntington pur- 
chas together with all rights to have & to hould for ever, 
(With full covenant c't warranty of title.) Signed &. sealed 
the day & yeare above written. 

Witness RoBART Kellam 

TnO HiGBEE 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged July 28, 1698. 

John wicKES, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol 1, j). 374.) 



[DEED. TIMOTHY CONKLIN, Sen., TO TIMOTHY 
CONKLIN, Jr.] 

[Abstract.] 

I 1698, Sept. 22. J 

To all peopell to whome this present wrighting shall 
come I timothy Conkling sen"" for y*^ Love I have unto my 
sonn Timothy Conkling Junor have given granted cS:c unto 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 22/ 

my sonn Timothy Conkling Junr. his haiers & assignes for 
ever on halfe of my ould hous Lcott y' was formerly my 
fatiiers John Conklings with a liundred pound Right of 
Land and Medow belonging to y same and at my Decease 
y*" Remaining part of this sd. Lott this Lying cSl beeing hi 
3''^ Town ship of Huntington bounded on y'' frunt with y'' 
streete and on y*-' Reare with y" streete on y'' south with y'' 
Lott formerly In y" tener of John Teed on y" north withy'' 
Lot of y*" sd. Timothy Conklin scno' and I y*" above sd. tim- 
othy Conkling senor do all so give unto my son Timothy 
Conkling Junor my five acars peece of Land lying In y'' 
Mill stonn broock field together with all cS: singular tene- 
ments Dwelling houses Barnes, stables <S:c to y*" same be- 
longing to have and to hold forever with all priveledges 
thereto belonging. Signed & sealed, this twenty second of 
September 1698. 
Witness Timothy Conkling. 

Mathew pugsley 
his X mark 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Nov. i. 1698 

John wickes, Just. 
{Denl^t, Vol.hp. 513.; 



[RATES FIXED FOR BAITING PLACE 
PURCHASE.*] 

[1698, Oct. 4.] 

Huntington 4"' October 1698. 
Ace'" y' Rates made of y'' bating Place Purchase upon 

[*As we have seen, this purchase was made by the trustees 
of the town the preceding May. Under the Fletcher Charter 
of 1694 all new purchases of undivided land were to be vested 
in the Trustees to the use of the inhabitants of the town. Sub- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



y hundreds. 
Thomas Fleat . 
Thomas Jarvis 
Robert Cranfield 
Benjamin Scudder 
David Chichester 
John Green 
Wilham Jarvis 
Thomas Higgbe 
Joseph Bayley 
John Weikes 
John Wood 
John Piatt . 
Joseph Wood 
Thomas Smith 
Samuel Wood 
Jonas Piatt 
Jonathan Jarvis 
Samuel Tid (Not Paid) 
Robert Kelliam 
Jonathan Harness 
Thomas Wickes 
Samuel Smith 
Eliphelit Jones 
Eppenetus Piatt 
Richard Brush 



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sequently this large tract of land in the southwest part of the 
town was divided among a large number of persons who set- 
tled upon it and whose descendants in many cases now occupy 
it. Many necessarily had to acquire their title from the trus- 
tees. A record of the former division forming a book of con- 
siderable size, is now in the hands of private parties in the 
town of Babylon, and chiefly concerns that town in connection 
with the title to a considerable part of its territory. 

The paper to which this note refers was a tax imposed on 
the taxpayers of the town to defray the expenses of the pur- 
chase. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



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John Brush 

Widows Sarah Brush 

Joseph Whitman 

Joseph Whitman Jun"" 

John Whitman 

Nathan Whitman 

Abiel Titus 

Samuell Titus 

Richard WiUiams 

John Ketcham 

Jacob Brush 

Timothy ConekHng Sen"^ 

Timothy Conekling Ju"" 

John Rodgers 

James Chichester 

Jonathan Rodgers Sen"" 

Peter Brotune 

John Sammons 

Silas Sammons 

David Sammons 

Isaac Sammons . 

Jeremiah Sammons 

John Bets 

Jonathan Chichester 

Nathaniel foster sen' (Not Paid) 

Nathaniel foster Jim"" 

Jonathan Rodgers Jun"" 

John Addams 

Jeremiah Smith . 

Thomas Scidmore . 

Edward Bunce 

Jeremiah Addams . 

John Ingerson 

Simon Ingerson 

Daniel Ingerson 



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230 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

John Scidmore 3 

Richard Gildersleave 16 

Jonathan Lewis .......30 

Widow Mary Brother" 16 

Joseph Veal (Not Paid) 20 

Stephen Jarvis 13 

Richard White (Not Paid) . . . . . 10 

Joseph Tid (Not Paid) 20 

Jeremiah Hubbard 20 

Edward Brush 20 

Jonas Wood 30 

Edward Higbee 20 

Walter Noakes 20 

Thomas Powell Sen'' 30 

Thomas Whitson .......20 

Thomas Powell Jun"" 90 

Edward Ketcham 10 

Moses Scudder (Not Paid) 30 

Jonathan Scudder 20 

John Buffit ...06 

Samuell Ketcham 20 

Timothy Scudder 5 6 

Philip Udle 16 

Richard Soaper . . . : . . .10 

Tenn Rites not Paid in. this Coppy as May appear by 
the Old Rates. 
{File No. 46.) 



[DEED. JOHN KETCHAM TO THOMAS JARVIS.] 

[1698, Oct. 19.] 

Wheareas John Ketcham and Jon Piatt of Huntington 
hath Bought A necke of Land on the south side of this 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 23I 

Island called by y" Indans seascawany by y" en<^lish Josi- 
ahis Necke and when they had bought y'' above said Necke 
having y"" consent to purchas y'' s*^ Necke of all y'^ men 
that had a right of medow upon y" s** Necke as Doth ap- 
peare by a bill of sale I therefore y*" above sd. John Ketch- 
am doe by thes presence give, alenate unto Thomas Jarves 
of y" same town a seventh parte of y® said neck from me 
my heyers executours admin'"^ unto y^ sd Thomas Jarves 
his heyers executours admin" which sd seventh part Is to 
be taken out of y® sd, John Ketchams halfe of y*" said 
Necke y*' sd. Thomas Jarves having paide his prepporshen 
of mony for y*" whole Necke as witness my had this nin- 
tenn day of October 1698. 

wicnessed In y*^ presence of us. John Ketcham 

Jacob Brush 

John Platt 
{Deexls, Vol. 1, p. 90.; 



[DEED. NATHANIEL FOSTER TO JAMES 
CHICHESTER.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, Nov. 8.] 

This Indenture made y'' eight dale of November and In 
y'' yeare 1698 betwene Nathanel foster Jun"" and Jeames 
Chittester, Witnesseth y* y*" said Nathanll foster & Jeane 
his wife, for a valuable sum, hath given granted barganed 
sould enfeefed Released & confirmed unto Jeames Chittes- 
ter his heyres &c all y* a certain Lott pece or parcell of 
land that was formerly John Ingersoles Lying In y* west 
end of y" towne of Huntington bounded on y"" frunt with 
y^ streete y'' Leadeth to hors necke on y'' north with y* 



232 HUNTINC.TON TOWN RECORDS. 

Land of Samuell Tittus on y'' east with a high way by 
Timithey Conklens Lott side on y** norwest with a Lott of 
Abiall Titiiss containing bv estemation five acars be it 
more or less, with all priveledges to the same belonging. 
(With full covenant and warranty of title.) Signed & 
sealed. 

Witness Nathanill foster 

Jonathan Jarvis 



her 



ToHN WicKES Jun' Jane x foster 

mark 

Acknowledged Nov. 24, i69<S. 

John Wicks Justice. 
{Dee'U, Vol. 1, v- 368.) 



[DEED. JAMES CHICHESTER TO DAVID 
CHICHESTER.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1698, Nov. 14.] 



To all Christian peopell to whom Thes presents shall 
come Know y'' y' I Jeames Chittester of Huntington for 
one halfe hundred pound Right of Land given granted, 
bargned sould from my Brother David Chitester his 
heyres «&;c have granted unto david Chitester In y*" same 
town County &c all y"* Lands & medows &c & all that was 
formerly my fathers, only such Land and medow as my 
father gave & desposed of In his Life time In & upon con- 
sideration y* y*" above sd. Jeames shall have hould use 
ocopie & In joy y'' fore mentioned halfe hundred Right of 
Land from y*" sd. david Chittester his heyers &c forever, 
and the above sd. Jeemes chichester shall forth with save 



HUNTINCiTOX TOWN RECORDS. 233 

as another devision of land Is stated, In y*-' tovvne aforesd. 
ha\'e and take iij) if he sees canse all snch Land as doth to 
this halte hundred Rii^ht belong. (With full covenant cS: 
warranty of title.) Signed & sealed Nov. 14, 1698 

his 

JEAMES X ClITTESTER 

mark 
his 

David x Chittester 

mark 

Witness 
Ben'jamine Scuder 

TiroMAs Jarves 

JOIIX K etc HAM 

Acknowledged Nov. 14, 1698 

John Wicks, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. mi.) 



[DEED. BENJAMIN SCUDDER AND WIFE TO 
WILLIAM JARVIS. 

[Abstract,] 

[1698, Nov. 18.] 

This Indenture made y'' eighteen day of novmber, 1698. 
betvvene Benjaman Scuder & Sarah his wife of Hunting- 
ton and William Jarves, Witnesseth that y" sd Benjamin 
Scudder & wife for a reasonable sum hath given granted 
bargned sould enfeefed Released tt Confirmed, all that 
part of y'' Lott y' was formerly John Betteses Lying and 
beeing In y*^ township of Huntington bounded as following 
on y'' east with the fence y' now parteth this sd. Lott & 



w -. ,Sa5r3a^8K&r-;..-«!Si«!BS»«feS^-..-i;S::a3i'^:-s- — 



234 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y*^ Land and orchard of y** said Benjemen Sender on y* 
west northeast with y*" street y' Leadeth to Captin Bre- 
tons on y'' south with a high way that Leadeth over y^ 
ould Mill Dam & a peece of y'" same Lott now In y* tenour 
of edward Higbee being by estemation five Acars be it 
more or Less to gether with all fence y' now belongeth to 
y'' same with all priveledges there unto belongmg To have 
and to hold forever. (With full covenant and warranty of 
title.) Signed & sealed. 

Witness Benjamin Scuder 

Thomas Jarves ''" 

•"'" Sarah x Scuder 

Jonathan x Chitchester '"^"^ 

mark 

Acknowledged Feb. i, 1698. 

John Wickes, Just. 
{Deeds, Foi., 1 p. 418.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH FLATT TO JOHN FLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, Nov. 30.] 

This Indenture mad y" 30 dale of Nov. 1698. Betwene 
Joseph plat and John plat, Witnesseth that y*" sd Joseph 
Flatt for a sum in hand paid, hath given granted bargned 
sould enfeefed Released and confirmed unto y*" sd John 
Piatt his heyres &c all my Right tytle cS: Intrest that I now 
have or ever had In my fathers homestade of all y" home 
Lott, orchard house Barne gardens cSl all other previledges 
belonging to y*" home steade y^ was willed to me y^ sd. 



iii;\Ti.\(;'r().\ lowx rixords. 235 

Joseph Piatt by my father Isacke Piatt. (With full coven- 
ant cS: warranty of title.) Signed & sealed. 

Witness JOSEPH Platt 

Samuell Smith 

Ikt 

Elizebetii X Ketcham 

inarK 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Dec. 10, 1698. 

John Wickes Justice. 
{Deeds, Vol l,j>,ii69.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH WOOD AND WIFE TO 
THOMAS SMITH.] 



[Abstract. 



[1698, Dec. 6.] 



This Indenture mad y'^ sixth day of Desember 1698, 
Betwene Joseph wo(jd and thomas Smith wntnesseth y"" sd. 
Joseph wood and unice his wife for a sum In hand payed, 
Doth hereby giv^e grant bargan sell enfeefe Release & 
Confirmc unto y*" sd thomas Smith his heyres & assignes 
for ever all that part of y'' home Lott y* thomas Powell 
sen"" lived on Joyning to y*^ home Lott of Samuell wood 
being by estemation five acars be it more or Less with all 
fences, orchards yards, gardens y' Doth to y*^ sd Land be- 
longe, bounded on y" south with y'^ Lott of Samuell wood 
on y*" north with y'' lott of y'' above sd. Joseph wood on 
y® west with y'' streete, on y'' east with y'' Land in Comans 
as y'^ same is at y'" making sealing & delivering hereof with 



236 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

all priveledges to the same belonging (With full covenant 
and warranty of title.) signed and sealed 

Joseph wood 
Witnesses *"" 

SaMUELL wood YoUNAC X WOOD 

Jonathan harned '"*'''' 

Acknowledged Oct. 26, 1699. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 383.; 



[DEED. DAVID CHICHESTER AND WIFE TO 
THOMAS KETCHAM.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1698, Dec. 22.] 

This Indenture made y® twenty second Day of Desem- 
ber 1698. Betwene David Chitchester & ales his wife and 
thomas Ketcham, Witnesseth that y^ sd David Chichester 
& wife, for a sum In hand paied hath given granted bar- 
ganed sould, enfeefed. Released & Confirmed unto y*" sd. 
thomas Ketcham his heyres & assignes for ever all that 
seventh part of Josiases Necke which I bought of thomas 
Jarves, Lying & beeing on y^ south side this Island bought 
of y^ Indans by John Ketcham & Jonas Piatt with all ap- 
purtenances & priveledges to the same belonging, (With 
full covenant and warranty of title.) Signed and sealed. 

Witness David Chichester. 

John Conklen ''" 

John Ketcham x^les x Chichester 

mark 

Acknowledged Dec. 26, 1698. 

John Wicks, Justice. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 401.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 237 

[DEED. JEREMIAH HUBERT AND WIFE TO 
JACOB CONKLIN.] 

I Abstract.] 
1 1699, Jan. 12.] 

This Indenture mad y'' twelfe day of Jan. 1699 Betwene 
Jeremiah Hubart, cooper, and Jacob Conklen, Witnesseth 
y* y® sd. Jeremiah Hubart and Rebeca his wife for a valu- 
able sum in hand paied, hath given, granted Bargned, 
sould, enfeefed &c tenn acears of upland Lying & beeing 
In y* west necke within y" bounds & Limets of y*' towne of 
Huntington, six acears of this afore mencened Land Is to 
be cleared fit for tilage y'' other fower wood land and 
y® cleare Land to be with in a fence this afore mencened 
tenn acears being bounded as foUoweth on y"^ east with 
y^ Land of Mr Eliphelet Jones, on y*^ west with y'' high 
hill bv y'^ south side on y^ north and south with y'' Land 
In Comans with all priveledges to the same belonging. 
(With full covenant and warranty of title.) Signed iS: sealed 
Witness Jeremiah Hubart 

Elizabeth Ketcham •>" 

•"'" Rebeca x Hubart 

Thomas x Ketcham '"""'^ 

mark 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Jan. 13, 1699. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 381.) 



[DEED. RICHARD BRUSH AND WIFE TO 
EDWARD BRUSH.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, Jan. 13.] 
This Indenture Mad y* thirteen day of Jeaneuary In 



238 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y^ yeare 1699 Betwen Richard Brush & Edward Brush, 
son In Law to y'' above sd. Richard Brush Witnesseth 
y* Richard Brush & Johanah his wife for a a sum in hand 
Reseaved hath Given granted Bargned sould enfeefed, 
Released & Confirmed unto y* sd Edward Brush his haiers 
& assignes for ever one hundred pound Right of Land 
with all priveledges to y*" same belonging, Medows on 
y® south side this Island excepted to gether with all & 
singular y*^ hereditements & appurtenances belonging, 
(With lull covenant and warranty of title.) Signed & 
sealed the day & yeare above written. 

Witness Richard x .Brush 

John wood ^'^ ""-''^ 

Tho. Higbee Joannah x Brush 

hiir mark 

Acknowledged March 10, 1700. 

John Wood, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 434.) 



[DEED. JOHN ADAMS AND WIFE TO JOHN 
CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, Jan. 16.] 

This Indenture made y^ sixteene Day of January 1699. 
Betwene John Adams weaver, & John Conklen, Witness- 
eth y* John Adams & phebe his wife for a sum in hand 
paied, hath given, granted &c unto y'^ sd. John Conklen his 
heyres &c eighteen acars of upland. Lying beeing on y® 
north side of y'^ cove swampe In y* west necke In y* 
bounds & Limets of Huntington y" Land of Samuell Smith 
Lying on y*" north & northest on y*" south east & nor west 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 239 

with the Land In Comans this afore mentioned eighteen 
acars of Land with y" appurtenances & all y' Right to the 
same belonging- (With full covenant & warranty of title.) 
Signed and sealed. 
Witness John Adams 

Phillip wickes Phebe x Adams 

h\ir hur marke 

MARTHA X WICKES 

mark 

Acknowledged Feb. 21, 1699. 

John Wickes, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p.405.) 



[DIVISION OF LANDS OF HENRY SOPER.] 

[1699, Jan. 24.] 

Articles of agreement betwene y*^ widdow and sons of 
Henry Soaper Late Deseased In y'' bounds of Huntington 
on y*-" Island of nasaw in y*' County of Suffolke in y'^ province 
of new yorke In america that whereas our husband and 
father Henry soper late Deseased did at his decease leave 
his lands to bee devided amoungst us wee y^ sd widdow to 
gether with Richard y" eldest son with y* other six sons 
have agreed and appointed that y'' Lands afore sd. shall 
bee devided to each person as followeth first Richard soap- 
er eldest son to y^ Deseased shall have a fifty pound 
Right of land in common of upland from y'" begining ac- 
cording to y"" meked of y'' towne of Huntington & also y® 
seaventh part of y*" Medow at santipague and no more of 
his fathers secondly Henry Soper shall have ten acares of 
Devision Land & one seventh part of y" Meadow at santi- 
pague and a sixt part of arbbige & timber 'of| a hundred 
pound Right thirdly John Sopar, Samuell Soper, willam 
Soaper, Benjamin Soaper cS: henery Soaper shall have all 



240 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y'' Remainder of land & Medow and Right of y^ Lands & 
Commonage what soever to be equally devided betwene 
them five sons above sd. except tenn acres which y^ wid- 
dow is to have for her support which Land of hers is to bee 
where theire first Land was cleared and at her Decease to 
bee equally Devided betwene y*' five youngest sons except 
y*^ sd. widdow sees caus to order it other wise so y* all y® 
Lands and Medow cS: Rights of Land appointed for each 
person shall be and Remaine to each persons Right of In- 
heretence to have and to hold to them & theare heires for 
ever and further y^ afore sd. Richard soaper eldest son to 
y*^ Desesed afore sd. Doth here by acquitt and Relinquish 
all Right and claime of all Lands Medows of my fathers 
both mee and my heairs for ever In wittenes whereof wee 
have set to our hands this twenty forth of y*^ eleventh 
month Jan. |4lo- 

signed & Delivered ''•^'' ""^'^ 

In y*' presence of us Sarah x Soaper 

THOMAS Powell Richard x Soaper 

THOMAS WhITSON HeNRY X SOAPER 

John Nookes John x Soaper 

Samuell X Soaper 
wiLLAM X Soaper 
Benjaman X Soaper 
Jeremiah x Soaper 
{Surveys, p. 7.) 



[DEED. THOMAS POWELL AND WIFE TO 
NATHANIEL WILLIAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, Feb. 20.] 
This Indenture mad y® twentie Day oi febuary 1699 Be- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 24I 

twene Thomas powcU sen' and Nathanill Willams Wit- 
nesseth that y" sd. Thomas powell tS: EUsebeth his wife for 
a sum in hand paied, hath given granted Bargned sovild 
enfeefed, Released & confirmed unto y" sd. Nathanill wil- 
lams his heirs & assignes for ever tenn acars of land lying 
in y*^ west neck neare huntington joyning to y* Land of 
nathanill willams and all y" Right tytle Intrest poscsion 
property claime & Demand what soever of him y'' sd. 
Thomas powell mad unto y*" sd. Land «& in &; to all and 
every parte & parcel! theare of To Have and to iiould y^ 
sd Land for ever, (With full covenant & warranty (jf title.) 
Signed and sealed. 
Witness Thomas powell 

Thomas Whitson Elizebeth Powell 

John Powell hur x mark. 

Acknowledged Feb. 29, 1699. 

John wickes. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, jj. 453.) 



[DEED. THOMAS WHITSON AND WIFE TO 
NATHANIEL WILLIAMS.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1699, Feb. 24.] 



This Indenture mad y^ twent}' forth Day of febury in y* 
year 1699 Betwen Thomas Whison & nathanill willams. 
Witnesseth y* y*^ sd. Thomas whison & Martha his wife for 
& in consideration of a sum in hand paied, hath given 
granted Bargned sould &c imto y*^ sd Nathanill willams his 
heiers & assignes for ever twentv acars of Land lying in y* 
west necke near Huntington, twelve acars of y^ sd Land 



242 HUNTINCJTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lying- on y® south side hors neck path joyning to y® sd. 
Nathanille willanis other land theare and eight acars more 
Lying in y" wid hollow neare y*^ head of Millston broock 
joyning to y*" sd. nats. other Land theare to Gether with 
all & singular y'' hereditemants <!t appurtenances theare un- 
to belonging or in ane wise apertaining To have & to hold 
the sd. land for ever, (with full covenant & warranty ot 
title, Signed <S: sealed. 

Witnesses ^ Thomas Whison 

Thomas P(^well Martha Whison 

john poweel 

Acknowledged febury 29, 1699. 

John wickes 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, j). 447.) 



[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1699, Mav 2d.] 

Huntington May y* 2"* 1699. Chosen for trustees Justes 
wickes Justes wood. Captain wickes, Epenetus Piatt John 
Adams Jonas wood John Ketcham y*" same Day was chos- 
en s'vaiers for y'' town Justes wood Captain weeks and John 
Ketcham y'' same Day was chosen John Adams supervisor 
John Ketcham clarke y*" same Day was Justes wood & John 
Adams chosen assessours the same Dav the boggey swampe 
Lying by Jonathan Rogerses was sould at a vanndue to 
willam Jarveses for four pounds two shillings In curant sil- 
ver Money an acar. 

The same Dav was wigam swampe sould to samuell 
smith by y*" towne for seven shillings and six pence an acar 
In curant Money and y" said Samuell Is In gaged to fence 
y" said swampe and v'' Mierey places Lying on each side 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 243 

of }"' said swampe from all Cattell and to keepe y said 
svvampc within a good sufificent fence. 

The same Day was the boggev medow at v'' seaders" In 
V'' East neck sould to Thomas fleete for eighteen shillings 
In C\irant Money an acar and to Maintaine v' same within 
a good snfificant fence. 

V' same Day was Justes wood and Captain wickes chosen 
to take an acount of all estates 01 .Men In this town that die 
Intested. 

{Land GranU, p. 9.) 



[1699, May 3.1 

May the third 1699 
Then apeared John skidmore of y® fresh pond belonging 
to our town and Did openly Declare In y* Town meting 
of y'' elequall etqety or proseeding, all so Thomas Skidmor 
belonging to y® sam place did all so then and thare In y* 
same Town meting Declare the same did then Declare and 
protest against y" prosedur. 

Recorded by me John Ketcham 

Clerke. 
(DeeiU, Voll,p. 861 

[*The place called the "Cedars" was at East Neck, on the low 
part of the premises lately owned by Mr. Abram H. Baldwin, 
and now the property of Mr. F. A. Weeks. The writer was 
told by his grandfather, Gilbert Scudder, who died in 1855, 
aged 93 years, that in the latter's boyhood there were few cedar 
trees about Huntington, the most of them being in the locality 
above mentioned along the shore of the bay. This place is of 
ten mentioned in the records as "the cedars." It is not proba- 
ble that in the early period, before the country was fenced in, 
cedar trees could survive the fires which annually swept over 
the country. — C. R. S.j 



244 hunttn(;ton town records. 

[DEED. EDWARD HIGBEE AND WIFE TO 
CORNELIUS SMITH.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1699, May, 24.] 



This Indenture Mad y*' twenty forth Day of May 1699, 
betwene Edward Higbee and Cornealus Smith, Witness- 
eth y^ Edward Higbee & Mary his wife for a reasonable 
sum hath given granted Bargned Sould enfeefed Re- 
leased &c unto y*" sd. Cornealus Smith his heiers & 
assignes a Cartain peece or parsell of land siteuate lying & 
beeing In y*^ Town ship of Huntington being by etemation 
two Acars & halfe be it more or less bounded on y® north- 
east by y*^ lot now In the ocupation of \villam Jarvess 
bounded on y*" east south & west with a high way leading 
to y^ ould mill Dam on y*^ west & nor west with a high 
way Leading to y'' harbour this sd. peece of land with all 
& singular y® hereditements and appurtenances there to 
belonging & all priveledges. (With full covenant and 
warranty of title.) Signed & sealed.) 

Witness Edward Higbee 
Thomas Ketcham ''""^ 

Thomas Brush Mary x Higbee 
John Ketcham 



mark 



Acknowledged Oct 2. 1699. 

test. John Wickes. 



(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 620. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 245 

[DEED. JOHN GREEN, Sen, AND WIFE TO 
THOMAS KETCHAM.] 



[Abstract.] 



[1699, May 29. 



This Indenture made y'" twenty ninth day of Mave 1699 
Betwene John Green sen"" and thomas Ketcham Witnesseth 
y' y'" sd John Green sen. & elizebeth his wife, for a sum In 
hand Reseived, hath given, granted bargned sould enfeefed 
Released & confirmed unto y'" sd thomas Ketcham his 
he^res & assignes for ever my house cS: home Lott with my 
orchard with all housing barne, stable &c y' doth to the 
same belong, situate Lying & beeing In y'^ township of 
Huntington being by estemation eight acars be it more or 
less bounded on y° easte with y'' hills In coman on y^' north 
with a high way that Leadeth to Cowharbour on y'' south 
& south easte with y° streete & Lott of Captain Joseph 
Bailee, allsoe a sartin peece or parsell of land In y' east 
neck containing by estimation seventenn acars bee it more 
or less eight acars of y" sd. Land beeing cleard and now 
within fenc > allso one hundred pound Right comanage & 
out land with all Rights & priveledges. (With full war- 
ranty of title.) Signed & sealed. 



''itness 


his 


Cornelius Smith 


John x Green 


Joseph Smith 


mark 


John Ketcham 


her 




Elizabeth x Green 




mark 



Acknowledged May 29, 1699. 

John Wicks, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 400.) 



246 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. THOMAS KETCHAM TO JOHN GREEN.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, May 29.] 

This Indenture made the twentie ninth Daie of maie 
1699. Betwene Thomas Ketcham and John Greene. Wit- 
nesseth y* y'' saide Thomas Ketcham for a valuable con- 
sideration received have Bargned sould and made over 
from mee my heyres &c unto John Greene his heyres &c. 
y* one halefe of y*" upland of a neck of land on y* south 
side of this Island, called by the English siases neck I sale 
the halfe part of that necke as fare as it was purchased ot 
the Indians, this saide halfe necke not to infring to neare 
the fresh medow of that necke whereas fences or fencing 
bee sett on any mans medow Land and a high waye to 
Remaine Downe y*" sd. necke for ever & y° saide thomas 
Ketcham Doth Reserve yarding Roome forever for to 
fodder his cattle in y" winter time. With all other privil- 
edges. (With full covenant & warranty of title,) as wit- 
ness my hand and scale y^ daie and yeare above saide. 

Witness THOMAS KetCHAM 

Cornelius Smith 
Joseph Baylye. 

Acknowledged may 29, 1699. 

John Wicks Just. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 371.) 



[DEED. NOAH ROGERS TO JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, June 13.] 

Know all men by thes presents y* I Noah Rogers Doe 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 247 

assigne unto my Brother Jonathan Rogers all my right 
tytle & Intrest in and to y^ within named acomendation my 
medow upon y" south side y'' Island excepted unto him my 
Brother his heirs forever. As witnes my hand and seale 
this thirteen Day of June Anno Domine one thousand six 
hundred ninty & nine 
Witness Noah Rogers 

Eleaser Platt y*^ marke of 

John Rogers Elisebeth Rogers 

Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 539.) 



[Abstract.] 

This wrighting wittnesseth y* Joseph Whitman have 
sould and Alenated & Mad over unto John Rogers, all my 
Right and tittle in y^ Acomindation y' was formerly Ed- 
ward ffrenchames heare in huntington, I say home lottand 
fence and all other acomandation belonging to a two hun- 
dred pound Lott both upland and Medow to be y" afore 
sd. John Rogers and his heiers from any claime of me y^ 
afore said Joseph whitman my heiers or anie other for 
ever. As witness my hand this 17"' of March 1663 for.& 
In consideration of y^ above sd. accmindation y^ afore sd. 
John Rogers is to pay presently a pide heffer Cow fower 
year ould and a calfe and to out set some small Recknings 
y' Is betwene them, witness our hands y" Day and year 
above written. 

Witness Joseph whitma 

Thomas skidmor John Rogers. 

(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 539.) 



In y* within named John Rogers have assigned over 
this Deed of sale with all its profites and Revenews from 
mee my heiers and assignes unto Noah Rogers of Hun- 



248 huntin(;t()N town records. 

tington his hevers and assignes for ever as wittness my 
hand this 29"' of o'ctober in v'" year of our Lord 1668. 
witness JOHN ROGERS 

Joseph Bailee 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p, 539.) 



[DEED. NOAH ROGERS TO THOMAS WICKES.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, June 17.] 

Know all men v' I noah Rogers of branford in Conecti- 
cutte for a valuable Consideration, Have sould alinated 
enfeefed and Made over unto Thomas wickes of Long Isl- 
and a Certaine Lot of Medow land being eight acars 
more or less lying & beeing on y*" south side of y'' Hand 
on a neck called Santejjague within y*^ limits of y'' Towne 
of Huntington and Is bounded on y" west with y' lott now 
in y'" occupation of Epenetus Piatt on y'' east with a creeke 
I say I have sould unto y*" sd. Thomas wickes all m}- 
Right, title & intrest in y"" sd. eight Acars of Medow with 
all privledges to him y*" said Thomas wickes his heiers and 
assignes. To have & to hold for ever, (with full coven- 
ant.) signed and sealed This seventeenth day of June 1699 

Witnesse NoAH Rogers, 

Jonathan RcxiERs 
Joseph Rogers 
[Deeds, Vol.1, p 538.; 



[DEED. JONATHAN ROGERS. Sen., TO JOHN 
ROGERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699. June 24.] 

This Indenture mad y*" twentie fourth day of June 1699 



HUNTlNdTON TOWN RECORDS. 249 

betwene Jonathan Roarers sener. and John Rogars sun ot 
\' above sd Jonathan Rogars Witnesseth y'" sd J(jnathan 
Rogars sen' and Rebecah his wife for a valuable sum in 
hand secured, hath gi\en granted bargened sould enfeefed 
Released & confirmed unto my son John Rogers his 
heyres c: assignes forever a sartain peece of upland Ly- 
ing & beeing in y*" town ship of Huntington beeing 
by estemation thirty eight acears be it more or Less 
bounded on y'^ north ct nor east with y" cove or harbour 
on y'' west with y*^ high wa}' Leading to Samanes house on 
y'^ east with 3"' Land which y^ sd. John bought of Nathan 
whitman all so one hundred pounds Right ol Land belong- 
ing to this town with all Rights & priveledges to the same 
belonging, all so my Right and tytle of land and Medow 
on a neck of land at south called & known by y® english 
the great neck only halfe this medow I y*" above sd. Jona- 
than Rogars do Resarve to my selefe & my wife During 
our Naturall lives & at our Desease then this said halef to 
be and Remaine nu- sun John Rogers him his heyres &c 
forever (With full covenant and warranty of title.) 
signed & sealed the day above written. 

Jonathan Rogers 
Witness 

Thomas wickes 

John Ketcham 

AcKnowledged July 3. 1699. 

John Wickes, Just. 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 880.) 



[DEED. DAVID CHICHESTER AND WIFE TO 
CAPTAIN THOMAS HIGBEE.] 

[Abstract.] 
( 1699. July 5. J 
This Indenture mad ye lift Day of July 1699. Betwene 



250 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Captaine Thomas Higbee and David Chichester. Wit- 
nesseth y^ y'' sd. David Chichester & alls his wife for eighty 
pounds, secured by a bill of Debte y® Reseypt of which 1 
doe hereby acquite & discharge y^ sd Captain Higbee his 
heiers &c hath given granted &c unto y*^ sd Captain 
Thomas Higbee his heirs &c all my horn Lott of land and 
Medow housing out housing barn orchard, fences, situate 
Lying & beeing In y*^ towne ship of Huntington beeing-by 
estemation betwen eight or nine acars as y*^ same Lies now 
within fence be it more or Less bounded on y*^ north and 
northeast with y'" streete Leading to y*" harbour on y*" west 
with y* Lott of y" sd. Captain Higbee on y® north west 
with y** Cricke & harbour on 3-'^ south with y*^ streate or 
Lane Leading to y^ harbour and y" sd david Doth Ingage 
to geet and sett up eighty nea poost five hole post with 
Railes suffecent for them this to bee Gott & sett wheare 
y** sd. Captain Higbee shall see cause to have It sett this 
above menconed Lott together with all & singular y* 
hereditements and appurtenances theare unto belonging 
or in anie wise appertaining & all y'^ Right title &c of him 
y* sd. david Chichester made unto y" said Lott. To have 
and to hold forever. (With full covenant & warranty of 
title.) Signed and sealed. 
Witness *"'' 

John Hulock David x Chichester 

John Ketcham ■"=""" 

John Wickes Alls Chitester 

The Contents of this deed is entered In v'' Records of 
y* County of Suffolk page loi per 

Tho : Holmes, Cler. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 432 ) 

[DIVISION OF LANDS BY THOiMAS FLEET AND 
JONAS WOOD.] 

[1699, July 31.] 
July the thirty first 1699 An agreement and Division 



HUNTI\(;r()N TOWN RECORDS. 25 1 

made and concluded (^f bet wen Thomas fleete of Hunting- 
ton and Joseph wood of y'' same towne about a necke of 
Land Lying on y'' south side this Island Is as followeth 
Running on a straight Loyne Down y*" neck from a marked 
post Running to a stake and so toy'^ Medow edge y' above 
said Joseph wood ha\-ing five Rodes In bredth from y® 
crosse fence Long this Loyne so fare as y" upland goes In 
this division y*" sd. Joseph woodes Land Lyeth on y'' west 
side this from y'' Cross Lovne north ward this Land is 
equally Devided betwen y'' said Thomas fleete & Joseph 
wood all y'' bogges cS: swamps belongeth to y*^ sd. Joseph 
wood and this Lovne to goe to y" head of y" Cricke that 
y*" fence Runes Into as wittnes our hands. 

Jacob Brush Thomas fleett. 

JoHx Ketcham. Joseph wood. 

{Land Graitts,2J. 9.) 



[ac;rki:mlnt for exchange of land 
between joseph and john platt.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, Aug. 2.] 

Articles of Agreement mad and concluded of betwen 
Joseph platt of Huntington & John platt, witnesses y' y^ 
sd. Joseph platt for as much wood or out Land lying & 
being In Huntington belonging to y'' acomandations for- 
merly In y" ocupation of Isack platt Doth by these presents 
exchange a Lott of Land Lying In y"-' east ould feld joyn- 
ing on y'' west side to y'' sd John j)latts Land on y" east 
side to Epenetus platts Land this sd Land I exchange and 
make over unto my brother John platt for as much out or 
wood Land In y* Comans as this Lott Doth containe, (with 



252 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

all priviledg-es & full covenant & warranty of title.) Signed 
and sealed Aug. 2, 1699. 

Witness Joseph x platt 

Jonathan Harned John platt 

thomas wickes 
John Ketcham 
(Deeds, Vol. l,p. 372.; 



[DEED. ROBERT KELLUM, Jr., TO JOHN 

WHITMAN.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, Aug. 18.] 

This Indenture made the eighteenth dale of August and 
In y'' yeare 1699. Betwene Robart Kellam Jun' tS: John 
whitman, Witnesseth y'^ y** sd. Robart Callam J' & Hannah 
his wife for a summ In hand secured, hath given, granted 
Bargned sould enfeefed, Released and Confirmed unto y'^ 
sd John whittman his heyres & assignes for ever one halef 
of all my fathers Robart Kallams sen"" his Land and Medow 
Lying on y*^ south side of this Island, two hundred pound 
wright of Land and Medow Lying on a neck called sam- 
paumes, with halef an Island of Medow Lving on sante- 
pauge formerly in y'' tenner dL occupation of Joseph Baile 
with halef his Right of Land on y« same necke with halef 
an Island of Medow Lying In y'^ sound against y"' halfe 
necke or sises necke within y'^ bounds of Huntingt(jn, with 
all rights & priveledges, (with full covenant and warranty 
of title.) Signed & sealed y*" day above written. 

Witness Robart Kellam 

John Brush 

John Tredwell 

John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Aug. 18, 1699. 

John Wickes, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 373) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 253 

[DEED. CAPT. PETER BRETON TO JACOB 
CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, Aug. 24.] 

This Indenture made y" twenty forth day of august 
1699, Betwen Capt. peter Bretone and Jacob Conklen, 
Witnesseth y*^ y" sd. peter Breetone for a valuable sum in 
hand paied, hath given granted Bargned sould enfeefed, 
Released & confirmed all y* his house and Lott of ground 
with all housing, Barne, yards, stables fences situate Lying 
and being in y" towne shipe of Huntington, containing 
eight acars be it more or less buted & bounded ony® north 
side with y*^ Lott ot Jonathan Rogers, on y® south with y*" 
streete or high way on y'' weste with y® high hilles on y^ 
comans & on y*" east to y* streete or highway all so the 
right of fiftey pounds comanage within y*^ sd. town shipe, 
all soe one hundred pound Right of land or commenage 
Lying and beeing within y*= sd. Town shipe to begin at y^ 
second devison with all and singular y" hereditaments &c 
with all priveledges, (with full covenant and warranty of 
title.) Signed and sealed. 

Witness Peter Breetone. 

Thomas Kecham. 

John Kecham. 

Acknowledged Aug. 24, 1699. 

John Wickes, Just. 
(Deeihi, Vol. 1, p. 379.) 



[DEED. JOHN ROGERS AND WIFE TO 

THOMAS POWELL, Jr.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, Oct. 5.] 

This Indenture mad y® fifth Daie of Octobeer 1699. Be- 



254 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

twene John Rogers and Thomas Powell Jun' Witnesseth 
y' John Rogers & Mary his wife for a reasonable sum in 
hand secured, hath given granted Bargned sould &c unto 
y*" above sd. thomas powell Juno'' his heyres & assignes for 
ever, three acars of upland Lying on y*^ south side this 
Island on a neck called or known by y® name of y^ great 
neck, Bounded as followeth y'' Lott of Thomas powell 
sen*" on y" south sid and y** Lott of Thomas powell Jun"" on 
y® north side It being y'' sixth Lott down ward from y® 
Indan path together with all & singular y" hereditements 
&c to the same belonging To have & to hould forever with 
all priveledges. (With full covenant and warranty of title.) 
Signed & sealed. 

Witness ' JOHN ROGERS 

Sammuell Smith 

John Sammis 

John Ketcham 

Aacknowledged Oct. ii, 1699. 

John Wood, Just. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 375.) 



[DEED. JOSEPH TEED TO JOHN ROGERS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, Oct. 5.] 

This Indenture made y^ fift Day of octobar 1699 Be- 
twene oseph Teed & John Rogers, Witnesseth y*^ y® sd. 
Joseph Teed for a valuable sum paid, hath given granted 
Bargned sould &c unto y*' said John Rogers his heyres & 
assignes for ever tenn Acars of land lying In y'^ bounds of 
Huntington, In y" Comans whare y® Trustees shall see 
cause to grant it In place coveanant together with all & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 255 

singular y* hereditemeiits there unto belonging with all 
rights & priveledges for ever. To have and to hould y' 
said tenn acars of land for ever, (with full covenant and 
warranty of title.) Signed & sealed. 

Witness >>'* 

Thomas Powell Joseph x Teed. 

li'ir marke 

Elisebeth X Ketcham 

niarke 

John Ketcham 
[Deeds, Vol.1, p. 556.; 



[DEED. THOMAS POWELL, jr., AND JOHN 
SAMMIS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1699, Oct. II.] 

This Indenture mad the Leventh Dale of Oct. 1699. 
Betwene Thomas powell Jun' and John Samwa^'esof Hun- 
tington, Witnesseth that y*" sd Thomas Powell for a cer- 
tain summ of mony hath given, granted &c unto y® sd 
John Sam way es his hey res and assignes for ever all that 
certain hundred pound Right of all y'' undivided land and 
comons Lying and being to the north wards of y'' bounds 
and Limits hereafter exprest. westerly by y'" Lyne be- 
twene the Towne of Huntington and Thomas Powell sen"" 
his purchase thence by a line Runing betwene y'' bating 
place and wolfe hill along a hollow north east or there 
abouts, untell it comes to y'' Country Rod and so along y® 
same Road until! it comes to y® eastermost bounds of y" 
said Towne according to a row of markt trees, marked by 



256 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y* English and Indians upon y^ first purchase of Hunting- 
ton, with all priveledges Signed & sealed 
Witness Thomas Powell. 

Samuell Smith 
John Rogars 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Oct. 11, 1699. 
John Wood, Just. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 376.) 



[1699, Nov. 8.] 

New York 1699 Nov. 8^^ 
Reseived of John platt Collector of Huntington in Suf- 
folk County by y'" hands of John wickes y*" sum of thirty 
six pounds and two pence on all of y'' two thousand pound 
act I say Reseved By mee 

£36 ; 00 : 23 Est. Cortlanes, Cosn"" 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 337.) 



[DEED. TIMOTHY CONKLIN, Sen., TO JACOB 
CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1699, Dec. 4.] 

This Indenture mad y'' fourth day of Desember 1699 Be- 
twene Timothy Conklen sen'' and Jacob Conklen son of 
timothy Conklen, Witnesseth y* Timothy Conklen for a 
summ in hand paied, hath given granted, Bargned, sould, 
enfeefed, Released & Confirmed unto Jacob Conklin his 
heyres & assignes for ever one equall third parte or all my 
Right of upland upon y*^ west necke at south on y® south 
side this Island, Lately purchased of y® Indans, I say all 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 257 

my right cSl title, with one halfe hundred pound Right of 
Medow & Comanage to be given from }" date of this pres- 
ent writing, with all priveledges, (with full covenant and 
warranty of title.) Signed »Sl sealed. 
Witness Timothy Conklen 

THOMAS KeTCHAM 

Silas Samons 
John Ketcham 

Acknowledged Dec. 28, 1699. 

John Wickes, Just. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 408.; 



[AUTHORITY GIVEN AGENTS OF TOWN TO 
TREAT WITH THE INDIANS.] 

[1699, Dec. 12.] 

Huntington Desember y® 12*'^ 1699 
At a meeteing of y'' trustees of y'' freehoulders and Com- 
onality of y*' towne of Huntington, y" Dale above said It 
was this Dale ordered and apoynted that Captain Thomas 
Higbey, Justes John wood, and Justes John Wickes to 
treate and agree with y" Indians about all y® Land yet un- 
purchased within our patten and to purchase y'' same or 
outherwise to secure y*" same to y" Towne of Huntington, 
In such wayes or methods as may or they shall see cause 
to be conveanent for y'' good of }'" towne, and wee Doe B}^ 
this present writing Ratefie and Confirme all and what so- 
ever thes above menconed menu shall act or doc In and 
aboute y" premises, As witnesses our hands with y"* common 
scale of y'' towne*. 

Jonas Wood [Seal] 

John Ketcham 
{File No. 42.) 

[*This being interpreted, means get the land, by purchase if 
necessary, but be sure and get it. — C. R. S.] 



258 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. DAVID CHICHESTER AND WIFE TO 
JACOB CONKLIN.J 

[Abstract.l 
[1699, Dec. 16.] 

This Indenture Made y'' sixteen daye of Desember 1699. 
Betwene David Chitchester and Jacob Conklin, Witnesseth 
y' David Chitchester aed alse his wife for a sum payed, hath 
Given granted barganed sould enfeefed Released & Con- 
firmed unto y*" sd. Jacob Conklen hishaiersand assignesfor 
ever all my Medow Land situate L}- ing beeing on y'' south 
side this Island on Josiases neck, Lying in two parcells 
bounded as foUoweth on peece or parcell of salt marsh 
bounded on y*" east side with y'^ Lott of thomas Jarves on 
y'" west side with y*" Lott of Robart Cranfeld, also a cer- 
taine peece of fresh Medow Lying In a cove bounded 
on y'' north with y'' Medow of John Ketcham on y*" 
south with y'' medow of Robart Cranfeld, these afore 
menconed peces of medoAvland with all priveledges, To 
have & to hold forever, (with full covenant and warranty 
of title.) Signed and sealed. 

Witness David Chitchester 

John Jones '""■ 

•'•' ALES X Chitchester 

NELUS X CONKLIN """"•^ 

mark 

John Ketchem 

Acknowledged Feb. 2j, 1699. 

John Wickes, Justice. 

{Deeds, Vol. l,p. 406) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN.] 

[1699, Dec. 16 ] 
This Indenture made the sixteenth dav of desember in 



HUNTINdTON TOWN RECORDS. 259 

y'' eleventh year of y^ Reigne of our soveraign Lord, wil- 
lam v"" third, by the Grace of God King of England, Scot- 
land, france & Irland. Defender of y- faith and In y" yeare 
of our blesed Lord and Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
one thousand six hundred, ninty and nine Between 
wameehus, Indian Sacham, nepanick, Chepans, mamsew- 
aren, nahanasguin, whavvaweeram, pampatt, Charles Pam- 
egue, toseskins, c^ will Cheppv, Indians, natives of segue- 
tague, within y'' bounds of Huntingt(jn, In v'' County of 
Suffolk, on V' Island nasaw, in \'' C<)lon\- of new yorkc, in 
Aniereca, of v'' one parte, and John Wood Esq'' John 
Wickes Esq', thoinas wickes, Gent, Jonas wood, gent. 
Goodman Epenetus Piatt, gent, and John Adams, Carpen- 
tar, as trustees of y'' free holders cS: comonalitv of y'' towne 
of Huntington aforesaid, of v' other part. Whereas 
thomas Higbee, gent., John wood Esq', cS: John wickes Esq"" 
were the twelfth day of this instant, desember at a meet- 
ing of y'' trustees of y'' freeholders cSt Comonality of y^ sd. 
town of Huntington, then have ordered & appoynted to 
treate and agree with y' Indians about all y*" Land yet un- 
purchased within y'' patten of y'" sd. town, and to purchase 
y*" same, or otherwise to secure the same to y' towne of 
Huntington, in such wayes or methods as they may or 
shall see cause to Covenent for the good of y' sd. towne, 
Ratifying and Confirmeing all & whatsoever y*^ said thomas 
Hiirbee, John wood and John wickes shall act and Doe in 
& about y" premisses, as by y'' said order or deputy don 
under y'' hands of Jonas wood, & John Ketcham, two of y* 
trustees aforesd, and the Comon scale of y'' said town doth 
and Ma}' more at Larg appear ; now, this Indenture witt- 
nesseth that y'' sd wamehus, nepanick, Chepans namse- 
waren nahanasquin whawaweeram, Pampatt, Charles pam- 
equa and Towskinse will Cheepy, Indians, for and In con- 
sideration of a certaine sume of good and LawfuU money 
of new yorke, to them in hand paid by y" sd. John woofl 



26o huntin(;t()\ town records. 

John wickes, thomas wickes, Jonas wood, John Ketcham, 
Epenetus Piatt, John Adams, at or before y'' ensealing & 
Delivery of thes presents, v ' Resepte whereof they y® sd. 
wameehus nepanecke, Chepans, namsewaren, nahanasquin, 
whawaweeram, Pampatt, Charles Pameguague, toskins & 
will. Chcepy, doe hereby acknowledge & themselves and 
each ()[ them to be thearwith fully satisfied, contented and 
paid & thereof and of every parte t^ parcell thareeof, they 
doe for ever by thes presence acquite & Discharge y"" sd. 
John Wood, John Wickes. thomas wickes, Jonas wood, 
John Ketcham, Epenetus Piatt, John Adams, theare heiers, 
executers adm" and successors for ever, have given, granted 
bargned, sold, allined, enfiofed. Released, confirmed & doe 
by thes presence freely clearly, & absolutely give, grant, 
bargan, sell, allien enfiofe, Release & Confirme unto y'^ sd. 
John wood, John wickes, thomas wickes, Jonas wood, John 
Ketcham, Eppenetus Piatt & John Adams, and their suc- 
cessors, trustees of y"" freehoulders & comonality of y"* 
towne of Huntington for ever, all tract of Land sittuate. 
Lying, beeing in y*" bounds of Huntington aforesaid, being 
bounded as foUoweth: that is to say north by a line of 
Markt trees, between y" sd. Indians & y' Inhabitants of 
Huntington aforesaid ; east according to y*" bounds sett 
forth in y** Patent of y'' said Town of Huntington ; south 
by y*" purchased neckes and west by y'' south path that 
Leads to Capiague, together with all & singular y"' Rights, 
priveleges, heredetements & appurtenances to 3^'' same be- 
longing, or in any wise appertaining, to have and to hould. 
y® sd. tract of Land & premises to them y'^ sd. John wood. 
John wickes, thomas wickes, Jonas wood, John Ketcham 
Epenetus Piatt & John Adams & theaire successors, trus- 
tees of y^ free houlders & Comonality of y* towne of 
Huntington, to y'' use & uses herein after exprest & to noe 
Other use & uses whatsoever, that is to say to y'' use of 
them y* sd. wameehus, nepanicke, Chepans, mamsewanen, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 26l 

nahanasguin, whawaweerain panipatt, Charles Pameguage, 
toskinese will Cheepy &. theairc heires & y^ heires of each 
& every of them for ever provided all wayes & it is y^ 
coveinent and meaning of thes presence y'^ it is & shall be 
Lawful for y'' sd. wameehus nepanick Chepans niamse- 
waren, nahanasquin, wliawaweeram pampatt, Charles 
pameguage, taskincs cS: will Cheepy & eaithar & every of 
thcni iS: their heires cS: v'' heires of each & everv of them at 
anv cS: all time cV times after v'' sealing & Delivery of thes 
presence to bargain, sell, assure l^ convey y*" uses of y'' 
before Menconed tract of Land, or anv part thereof, to y'' 
trustees of v' free houlders .cS: comonalitv of y'' sd. towne 
of Huntington for v'' time being and their successors to 
have ^ to hould to t^ for y^' use & uses of y*" Respective 
freeholders of y'' sd Town of Huntington, according to 
their Respective Rights & proporties within y'' towne 
onlv c^ to no other person or persons use or uses whatso- 
ever, anvthing herein contained to y"' contrary in any wise 
not withstanding. In testimony whereof the partyes to 
these presents have hereunto sett their hands & fixed 
theare scales y'" day and yeare first above written.^ 

Sealed and Delivered 

in y^' presence of THOMAS WiLLiss Jun' 

DiXAil WiLLISS THOMAS WiLLETS sen' 

liis 

WHAWAKEM X markc [Seal.] 

IliS 

PAMTAi" X marke [Seal.] 

his 

WILL Cheei'V X marke [Seal.] 



r*I am informed that this is the deed commonly called the 
Squaw or Squam Pit Purchase. The title was vested in the 
trustees. How it subsequently came to be vested in the large 
number of persons who occupied it, and whose assigns or de- 
scendants now occupy it, will perhaps appear by eonsuking the 
large volume of Records concerning the Squaw Pit divisions, 
now in the hands of private parties at Babylon.— C. R. S.] 



262 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

his 



MuMSWAREN X mark [Seal.] 



his 



TOSKINS X mark [Seal.] 
WAMAHUS X his mark [Seal.] 
NEPENICK X his mark [Seal.] 



his 



Chepons X mark [Seal.] 

his 

nahanascet X marke [Seal.] 
Charles pemequoge [Seal.] 
On y^ 22 : of March aneo. Do : 1699 personally apeared 
before mee wawmehaus and Charles parties, to y^ above 
indenture, and haveing heard y^ same Read and being 
made accquamted with y*" purpert and meaning thereof, 
did in behalfe of themselves and theren conserned therein 
acknowledge the same to be theare act and Deed in my 
manner of st Goorges Day and yeare, supr. 

M"" WILL Smith 
{File No. 36.) 



[AGREEMENT BETWEEN THOMAS HIGBEE, 
THOMAS FLEET AND JAMES CHICHESTER.] 

[1699, Dec. 22.] 

It is agreed betwene Thomas Higbee Thomas fleet and 
Jeames Chichester that Jeames Chichester shall Run from 
Thomas Jarvises west line of his Land in y*" east necke to 
a seder tree that now stands upon beach in the east 
Necke which is about eleven Rod westward nextly to 
measure the same bredth from Thomas Jarvses Line one 
the South side of the meadow & to run west ward from the 
sd. line and there to stricke a stake and from the sader tree 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 263 

to y* saide stake a cross the medow southward which is 
to be and Remaine a line of Devision be twene y*" sd. 
Jeames Chichester and Thomas Higbee and Thomas 
flcetes medow for ever and the bounds to Remaine soe as 
above sd. to them their heyres and sucsessors for ever 
December the 22, 1699 Thomas Higbee 

John Wickes Thomas fleete 

Thomas wickes "'' 

John Wood Jeames x Chichester 

Jonas Wood '"•"'' 

Thomas Powell Recorded. 

{Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 339.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

f 1699, Dec. 27.] 

At a towne meeting Legially warned December y^ 27* 
1699. 

It was then voted whether or noe y" towne had anie 
thing to obgect against what y*" trustees and y'' men Im- 
ployed to agree with y'' Indans consearning y*" unpurchased 
Land the which they had not as Doth appeare by a cleare 
& generall vote not one vote appearing to y*" contreary. 

The same Daie It was allsoe voted whither or noe the 
towne would provide money for to purchase the above 
menconed Land the which they all agreed to doe and to 
bring it in by the first of March next Insuing y*' date 
here of. 

The same daie it was all so voted and granted by y* 
majour parte of y'' town that y"' widow greene shall have 
twentie Rods of ground to sett a hous upon During hur 
widow hood It Lying by y" swampe side In y'' corner 



264 HUN'lIX(;T(t\ lOWN RECORDS. 

by Captaine Bailees fence Lefte to y" Descresion of y* 
survaiers. 

Recorded by mee 
J. K. Recorder. 
{Land Grants, p. 9.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES OF LAND AT 
DIX HILLS.*] 

[1700, May 22.] 

This Indenture made y'' twenty second Dav of May and 
in 3'' eleventh yere of y" Reigne of our soverigne Lord 
willam y^" third king of england Scotland f ranee and Irland 
Defender of y'' faith & in y'" yeare off our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven hundred Betvvene wameaues Chepous 
pampot toskuns setegue Indans within y'' bounds & Limets 
of y'' tt)wne of Huntington In y*" Countv of Suffolk upon y*^ 
Island of nasau In y'' Colenev of new yorke in Amereca of 
y" one parte and y'' trustees of y" free houlders and Coin- 
anallitey of y*" town of Huntington and theare sucksessours 
In y'' County and Coleny afore sd. of \'' other parte wit- 
nesseth y' y'' said womeaus Chepous pompot toskines 
setaugue Indans for& In consideration of areasoneable sum 
In hand payed of good and LawfuU Money of new yorke 
at or before y^ ensealing & Delivering hereof by y"" afore 
sd. trustee Justes John wood Justese John wickes Capt. 
Thomas wickes ensigne Epenetus platt Richard Brush 

[* This and the immediately following nine Indian Deeds, 
were made by a remnant of the Sucetague tribe of Indians of 
parcels of land located in the interior or southeasterly part of 
the town. Some of them are to the trustees of the town, but 
the language used as to succession and heirship is peculiar. 
These are the last of the Indian deeds except two others made 
about fifty years later. — C. R. S.] 



huntin(;t()N town records. 265 

Jonathan Jarv^es. John Ketcham and theare sucksessoui-s 
y'' Rescept whereof he v^" sd. wameaus Chepous pompot 
toskennes Doth hereby acknowledge them selves tS: each 
of them here with to be fully satesfied contented and payed 
and theai-e ol and theare from and of & from every part 
and parcell thereof Doth hereby acquit exonerate & Dis 
Charge v'' sd. John wickes John wood Thomas wickes 
Epcnetues platt Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves John 
Ketcham & their sucksessers theare heiers executors & 
admin'' hath given granted Barganed sould enfeefed Re- 
leaced & Confirmed and Doth hereby give Grant Bargane 
sell enfeefe Release & Confirme unto y'" said John wickes 
John wood Thomas wickes Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves 
John Ketcham and theare sucksessours theare heiers and 
assignes for ever asertaine peece or tract of Land seteuate 
Lying cS: beeing within the bounds of y'' patten of y*" towne 
of Huntington Lying on y'" hilles south ward of y*" town 
bounds (jf Huntington on y*" hilles called or known by y^ 
name of Dickes hilles Running on a loyne from y*" south 
east Corner tree or bounds of y*" soopers Land and so 
Running on aloyne to a peece of freesh Medow Lying by 
y^ side of a foot path Called or Known by y'" name of 
Thomas whitheads Medow Running to a black oke tree 
standing on v" west Corner of v'' sd. Medow from this 
said tree Runing west tS: south ward by a range of 
Marked trees to huntington bounds formerly Laid out or 
runn by x" sd. Indans and y'' In habetance of y" towm of 
Huntington In v'' greate hollow which Leadeth from y* 
halfe way hollow to v'' soopers This above sd. Land Is 
bounded on y^' north with Cuntrey Roade y"' Land of the 
afore Menconed soperes all so Lying on y*" north this afore 
Menconed Land together with all & singular y^" heredite- 
ments and Appurtenances there unto belonging or in aney 
wise appertaining cSl All y Right tytle Intrest i)osesion 
propertv Claime & Demand what soever ot them y^' afore 



266 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sd. womeaues Chepous pompot toskines Made unto y® sd 
Land and In and to all & every parte and parcell thereof 
To have and to hould y" sd. Land with y*^ Appurtenances 
unto y^ above saied John wickes John wood Thomas 
wickes Epenetvis platt Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves 
John Ketcham trustees of y*' above said town and theare 
sucksessors theare heiers executors admin''' & assignes for 
ever and y" above said wameaus Chepeaus pompot, tos- 
kines Doth for them selves theare heiers executoures & 
adminis" promis Covenant & grant to & with John wickes 
John wood Thomas wickes Epenetus platt Richard 
Brush Jonathan Jarves John Ketcham and theare suck- 
sessors theare heiers & assignes now at y^ ensealing & 
Delivery hereof standeth & Is soley onely & Right fully 
sezed of y*" sd. premises of a good absolute and perfect 
estate In fee simpell to them theare heiers & assignes for 
ever & that the premises now are & for ever hereafter 
shall bee & Remaine to y*" above said John wickes John 
wood Thomas wicks epenetus platt Richard Brush Jona- 
than Jarves John Ketcham and theare sucksessors of y^ sd. 
town theare hevers & assignes free & Clearelej' acquitted 
Releaced & Discharged of cS: from all & all manner of 
other and farmer Bargancs sales * * * * Morgages 
Judgments executions * * * ^- all other Charges 
& Incumbrances what soever cS: further y' y'' sd. wameaues 
chepous pompot toskines and theare haiers here in before 
granted and jNIenconed * * * -x- ye Appurtenances 
unto }'*^ above sd. John wickes John wood ej^enetus platt 
Jonathan Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham and theare 
sucksessouers and to all y'" free houlders of y'^ town of 
huntington them theare heyres and assignes for ever shall 
& will warant and for ever bv Thes presents Defend In 
wittness wheare of wee y^ above sd. wameaues Chepous 
pompot toskinns have hereunto set to our hands & fixed 
our scales y® day and yeare first above written, allso wee 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCORDS. 26/ 

y^ above sd. wameas Chepous pompot toskines Doe by 

thes presence promis to give aney further and better 

securitey as y*' Learned Councell In y*" Law shall think fit. 

sealed & Delivered wameaus [Seal.] 

In y*" presence of his X marke 

'''" Chepous [Seal.] 

Roger x (JUInt his X marke 

"""^'' POMPOTT [Seal.] 

FRANCIS MANEV his X Marke 

Thomas Willetts. toskines [Seal.] 

his X Marke 

Memorandem that on the 22 day of may 1700 Apeared 
before John Wickes one of his may*" Justises of the peace 
for the County of Suffolk the within named Wameaus 
sachem and Chepous and will the sachems son which is 
tockins and pompot and doth acknowledge the Within 
written conxaiance to be theare free act and deed. 

Test. John Wickes 
(File No. Td.) 



[INDIAN DEED. SANTAPAGUE.] 

[1700, July 2.] 

This indenture made the second dav of July ni the 
twelfth year of the Reigne of ourSoveraigne Lord William 
the third by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
fifrance tS: Ireland Defender of the ffaith &c : And in the 
year of our blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ one thous- 
and Seaven hiuidred Between Will Cheepv Whawaweeram 
& Kckawar Indian Natives of Seaquatague in the County 
of Suffolk of the one part & John Wood Tlionias Wicks 



268 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

John Wicks John Ketcham Epenetus Piatt Richard Brush 
& Jonathan Jarvis the present Trustees ol the ffreeholders 
& Comonality of the Towne of Huntington of the other 
part Whereas Wameehus Indian Sachem Nepanick Che- 
p(;us Mamewaren Nahanasquin Whawaweeram Pampatt 
Charles Pamequague & Will Cheepy the sixteenth day of 
December in the eleventh year of the Reign of our Lord 
the King abovesaid by their certain Deed Indented & 
sealed with their scales It is covenented by & between the 
sd. Indians & the then Trustees of the freeholders & Com- 
onality of the sd Town of Huntington that it shall & may 
be lawfuU for the sd. Indians or either of them or their 
Heyres at any time after the ensealing & delivery of the 
sd. Indenture to bargain sell assure & Convey the uses of a 
certain tract of land in the same Indenture menconed & 
sett forth or any part thereof to the Trustees of the ffree- 
holders & Comonality of Huntington afore sd. for the time 
beingf & their successo" to have & to hold to & for the use 
& uses of the Respective freeholders of the sd. Towne of 
Huntington acording to their Respective Rights cSl pro- 
prietyes As by the sd. Deed Entred in the Records of the 
sd. County of Suffolk Referrence there unto being had 
doth & may more at large appear Now this Indenture witt- 
nesseth that the sd Will Cheepv Wharwaweeram cc Kckaw- 
an Indians for & in Consideracon of a certain sume of good 
& lawfull money of new yorke to them in hand paid by the 
sd. John wood &c Trustees &c : at & before the ensealing 
& delivery of these presents the Reicipt whereof they doe 
hereby acknowledge & themselves & each &every of them 
to be there with fully satisfyed Contented & paid <St there 
of & of every part and parcel thereof thev doe for ever by 
thes presents acquitt & Discharge the sd. Joiin wood &c: 
Trustees «S:c & their successors Have granted Remised Re- 
leased «& for ever quitt claimed c^ doe by these presents 
Grant Remise Release & for ever quitt claim unto the sd. 



HUNTINCrTON TOWN RECORDS. 269 

John wood Thomas Wicks John Wicks John Ketcham 
Epenetus Piatt Richard Brush tS: Jonathan Jarvis Trustees 
of the freeiiolders & Comonalitv of the sd. Towne of Hun- 
tington & their successo" for ever in their quiette ct peace- 
able seisin iS: possession now being all that a Certain tract 
of land situate Iving cS: being on a certain neck on the south 
side of the Island of Nassaw comonly called santepague 
within the bounds of Huntington aforesd. bounded North 
by a streight lyne Running from the head of santepague 
swamp to a great pond at the head of the east neck 
swampe east & West by the maine Rivers called Santepague 
& Naguntetague rivers & south by the former purchase 
together with all & singular the rights priveleges heredi- 
taments & appurtenances to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to have and to hold the sd. tract of land 
with the appurtenances to them the sd. John Wood 
Thomas Wicks John Wicks John Ketcham Epenetus Piatt 
Richard Brush & Jonathan Jarvis Trustees of the free- 
holders & Comonality of the Towne of Huntington afore sd 
& their successors to & for the use & uses herein after ex- 
prest & to noe other use & uses whatsoever (that is to say) 
to the only proper use benefitt cSl beh(jofe of Thomas 
Wicks John Wicks Thomas Higbee Epenetus Piatt John 
Piatt Jonathan Rogers Jun'' Ephraim Kellam William Sop- 
er & James Smith ffreeholders of the sd. Towne of Hun- 
tington & their heyers & assignes for ever * * -^ '■' in 
equall proporton as Tennants in Comon without anv pre- 
tence of Joynt Tennancy or survivauship allwayes Pro- 
vided & it is the true intent & meaning of these presents 
that it shall & may be lawfull for the sd. Will Chepy Wha- 
wawseran & Kekawan Indians & their heyers for ever to 
hunt Deer Bearors to fish ffowle & to gather Cranbereyes 
within the bounds & limits above sd. any thing herein Con- 
tained to the Contrary in any wise not with standing In 
testimony whereof the partyes to these presents have here 



270 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

unto sett their hands & afficed their scales the day & year 
first above written 

the mark of waweeram X [Seal.], 
the mark of kekawnn X [Seal.] 
Sealed & Delivered in the presence ot 
John ffreebody 
Ebenezer blachly 

hur 

Sarah x Higbee 

mark 

Wamehas his X mark 

his 

WILL X WAMEHAS 
mark 

This Deed Is Recorded In page 90 by Mee 

John Ketcham, Clarke 

Memorandom that on the third day of July 1701 Apiared 
beefore John Wickes one of his majsties Justises of the 
peace for the County of sufolk The within named waworam 
and kahawan and doth acknowledge the within writen con- 
vaiance to be There free and voUantary act and deed. 

Test. John Wickes. 

{File No. IL— Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 526.; 



[LAND RECORD.] 



[1700, Aug. 18.] 

Huntington August y*" 18''' 1700. 
A Record of y*" Land of John Ketcham Jeames Chiches- 
ter Jacob Conklen Lying one west neche at south beeing 
Devided as followeth, the Lower most Lott next y^ fresh 
medow with A poynt of upland joyning to y^ same Lying 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/1 

below it and an Island of upland at y*" west end Lying on 
y* west side y*" sd. neck Doth b}' Lot belong- to Jeames 
Chichester this above sd Lott being i6 Rods wide & so 
Runing acrose y'^ sd necke. 

The second Lott on this said necke be longes by Lott to 
Jacob Conklen beeing i6 Rods wide & so Runing a Cross 
y* sd. neck. 

The third Lott on this sd. necke belongs by Lott to John 
Ketcham It beeing i6 Rods wide & so Runing acrose y'' sd 
neck with a peece of fresh medow or ould Indan Land at 
y* east end bounded by a greate walnut tree and a great 
black oake on y*^ nor west side and on y*" south side bounded 
by a peece of y*' sd. Ketchams medow this being y*" first 
division. 

The first and Lower most Lott In y^ second Division 
next to y* first Division belongs by Lott to Jacob Conklin 
it being twenty four Rods wide, the second or midell Lott 
In y^ second Division belongs by Lott to Jeames Chiches- 
ter It being 24 Rods wide the nother most or uper Lott in 
y* second Division belonges by Lott to John Ketcham it 
being 24 Rods wide Runing across y^ sd. necke. In y** 
third Division the souther most Lott Joyning to y"^ sd. 
Ketchams other Lott belongs bey lott to y*^ sd John Ketch- 
am it being 24 Rods brod, the midell Lott In y** third Di- 
vision belongs by lott to Jacob Conklen It beeing 25 Rods 
broad, y'' third Lott in y*^ third Division belongs by Lott 
t« Jeames Chichester it beeing 16 Rods broad In y'' fourth 
Division y"^ souther most or Lower Lott belongs by Lott 
to Jacob Conklen it being 23 Rods broad, the Midell Lott 
in y* forth Division belongs by Lott to Jeames Chitchester 
It being 23 Rods wide, the north Lott in 3'" forth Division 
belong by Lott to John Ketcham it beeing 23 Rods wide. 

By mee John Ketcham, Recor. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 10.) 



272 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LAND RECORD, RICHARD BRUSH.] 

[1700.] 

Richard Brushes Land at y*" Millstone brooke Is Laid 
out 15 acres and 65 Rods by Mee John Wood. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p 10.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1 701, July 3.] 

This Indenture made y*" third day of July in y*" thirtenth 
yeare of v*" Raigne of our soveraigne Lord willam y" third 
bv v'' grace of god King of England Scotland france & Ire- 
land Defender of v'' faith cSt in y"' veare of our Lord Christ 
one thousand seven hundred & one, betwene wameaus, 
Chepous pompont beaver will wameaues, mumsuwaran 
Indin natives of Seaguatague in y^ County of Suffolke of y* 
one part & John wood thomas wickes John wickes John 
Ketcham Epenetus platt Richard Brush & Jonathan Jarves 
y presant trustees of y*" free holders & comonality of y" 
towne of Huntington of y'' other part whereas wemeehus 
Indan sachem Chepons pampont beaver will wameehus 
the Leventh day of Desember in y"' Leventh year of y^ 
Reigne of our Lord y" king above said by theare Certain 
Deed Inden ^ * and sealed with their seal It is Cov- 
nanted by & betwenethe sd. Indans & the trustees of y^ 
free holders & comanality of the sd. town of Huntington 
that It shall & may bee LawfuU for y'' sd. Indans or either 
of them or their haiers at anie time after y*^ ensealing & 
Deliver)' of y'^ sd. Indenture to bargan sell & assuer convey 
the use of a certain tract of land in y* same Indenture 
menconed & sett forth or anie part thereof to y® trustees of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 273 

y* freeholders \- Conionality of Huntington afor sd. for y'' 
time beeiiii;" c^ their successors to have & to hold to & for 
y'" use tS: uses of v'' Respective freeholders of y*^ sd towne 
of Huntington acording to theire Res})jctive Rights prop- 
ietvcs as bv V sd. Deed entred in y' Records of y'' sd 
County ot Suffolkc i-eference there unto being had Doth 
and niav uKjre at Large appeare Now this Indenture witt- 
nesseth that the said whameaus Chepous pompont beaves 
will wameaus Mumsuwaren for cSl in Consideration of a 
certain sum of good & LawfuU money of new yorke to 
them in hand paid by y** sd. John wood & trusteese at or 
before y*" ensealing & Delivery of thes prsence y*^ Resepte 
whereof they doe hereby acknowledge & them selves & 
each & every of them to be therewith fully satesfied con- 
tented & paied & thereof & of every part & parcell thereof 
they doe for ever by thes presence acquite & Discharge y^ 
sd. John wood & trusteese their successors Have granted 
Remised Releaced and for ever quitt claim and Doe by 
thes p'essnce grant Remise Releace and for ever quiet 
clame luito v*" sd John wood thomas wickes John wickes 
John Ketcham Epenetus platt Richard brush & Jonathan 
Jarves trustees of y" freehoulders & comanality of y^ said 
towne of Huntington and their successors tor ever in 
theire quiett cSl peacebable posession now being all that 
certin tract of Land sectuate Lying & beeing in y*^ town 
shipe of Huntington bounded on y'' north by the Cuntcrey 
Roade on y"" south by y'' brushey plaines on y'' East side by 
our patten Loyne on y*^ west by Jeremiah Smiths south 
path y' Leadeth to sumpaumes necke and v'' soopers home 
Lottes excepting fortey acares of this sd Land the which 
was formerly sould unto y*^ sd. soopers by us y" sd Indans 
which forty acars Lyes on y^ south sid y'" Cuntary Road 
by a place called Moses pound all this above bounded 
Land but what Is heare excepted together with all ct sin- 
glar y'' Rights priveledges hereditements and appurten- 



274 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ances to y^ same belonging- or in anie wise Appertaining 
To have and to hould v'' sd. tract of Land with y'^ appurt- 
uances to them y*" sd. John wood, thomas wickes John 
wickes John Ketcham Epenetus Piatt Richard Brush & 
Jonathan Jarves trustees of y*^ freehoulders & Comanality 
of y" Towne of Huntington afore sd. and their successors 
to & for thear use & uses benefett & behoofe of John 
wood thomas wickes John wickes John Ketcham Epenetus 
Piatt Richard Brush & Jonathan Jarves free houlders of y* 
sd. towne of Huntington and theare heiers & assignes for 
ever In equall possession as tennants in common * * * 
* pretence of joynt -:^ * * * survivaur ship all 
ways provided cSl it is intent and Meaning of thes presence 
that It shall & may be LawfuU for y* sd. Indanes to hunt 
upon this sd tract of Land & y*^ above sd. wameaus Che- 
pous pompot beaues will w^ameaus Mumsuewaren and 
their hereis exectuors & admin''*e and assignes do promis 
&. grant to & with y'' sd. John wood thomas wickes John 
wickes John Ketcham Epenetus Piatt Richard Brush & 
Jonathan - * '"'■ - * theare successors that at anie 
time here after upon Request Made shall c^ will gixe anie 
further secueritev as y" sd John wood thomas wickes John 
wickes John Ketcham Richard Brush Epenetus Piatt & 
Jonathan Jarves or theare succeesours or theare Learned 
Councell In v' Law thinkes feet as wittness our hands and 
scales y'' Dave and yeare above written, 
sealed & Delivered wameaus X his marke [Seal.] 
In y*-' presence of Chepous X his marke [Seal.] 

Ebenezer blachlv I'OMPOT X his marke [Seal.] 
John wood will wameaus X his marke [Seal.] 

John ffreebodv. Benas x his marke [Seal.] 
Memorandom that on the third Day of July 1701 apeared 
before me John wood one of his maj^'* Justis of the peace 
for the County of Suffolk wemehus Chepous pompord Will 
Wamehus pepus : And Doth acknowledge this wit'.^n 



IIUNTINC/rUN TOWN RECORDS. 2/5 

written Convavancc to be their free and vollantcrv act 
and Deed. 

Test. John Wood. 

(File No. 75.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1702, Apr. 14.J 

Tiiis Indenture Mad v'' fortenth Da}' of Aprill in y^ 
fortenth \ ear of v'' Reigne of our Sovering Lord willam 
y° Third by \'' grace of God King of England Scotland 
france & Irland Defender of y*' faith cv In \'' year of our 
Lord Christ on thousand seven hundred and two Betwcnn 
weamaus Chepous pompot Memacawarin Charles pame- 
qua Indan natives of Seaguatague In y'' Count^■ of Suffolk 
of y* one part and John wickes John wood Thomas wickes 
Epenetus Piatt John Ketcham Richard Brush Jonathan 
Jarves y*^ presant Trustees of y'' freehoulders and Comon- 
ality of y*^ Town of Huntington of y*' other part whereas 
wameaus Indan Sacham Chepous pompot will Hai-net mom- 
sawaren Charles pamequa Joseph Chepous Warasn the 
fortenth day of Desember In y® Eleventh vear of }•'' Reigne 
of our Lord v'' King aboxesaid bv thcare Certain dee^^ In- 
dented and sealed with theare Scales It is C()\enanted by 
«S: Betwcn v'' sd Indans cS: the trustees of v'' freehoulders 
and Comanalitv ot v" sd Town of Huntington that It shall 
tS: Ma\' be Lawfull for y*" said Indans or either of them or 
their haiers at Anie time after y'' Ensealing and Delivery 
of y" sd Indenture to bargan sel assuer & Convey y^ uses 
of a Certain tract of Land in y^ same Indenture Menconed 
& set forth or anie part thereof to y^ trustees of y*^ free- 
houlders and Comonilitv of Huntington afor sd for v' time 
beeing & theare sucessors to have c^ to hould to iS: for v'' 
use and uses of y" Respective freehoulders of y® sd Town of 



276 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Huntington acording to thear Respective Rights & prop- 
orties as by y" sd Deed Entred In 3-' Records of the sd 
County of Suffolke Refferance thereunto being had doth & 
May more at Larg appeear now this Indenture wittnesseth 
that y^ sd wameauas Chepous pompot will harnet momsa- 
waren Charles pemegua Joseph Chepous warasute for and 
In consideration of a certain sum of good & LawiuU Mon- 
ey of new york to them in hand paid by y'' sd John wickes 
John wood Thomas wick Epenetus [)latt John Ketcham 
Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves trustees at cS: before y^ en- 
sealing & Delivery of these presence \'' Resept whereof 
they do hereby acknowledge and them selves cS: each & 
every of them to be therewith fully satestied contented & 
paid & thereof & of everv part «5c j)arsell thereof they do for 
ever by thes presance aquit cS: Discharge y'' sd John wickes 
& trustees & thear sucessors have Granted Remised Re- 
leased & for ever quit claimed & Do by thes presence grant 
Remise and for ever quit Clame unto y"^ sd John wickes 
John w^ood Thomas wickes Epenetus Piatt John Ketcham 
Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves trustees of y'' freehoulders 
& Comanality of y^ sd Town of Huntington & thear Suces- 
sors for ever In thear quiat & peacable posesion now bee- 
ing all that a certain tract of Land situate lying & beeing 
on a certain Neck on y" south sid of y'' Island Nasaw Com- 
anl}' Called Sampaumes within y'" bounds of Huntington 
afor sd bounded on y*" west sid by y' Midall of y" River 
or brook on y'" East Sid by our patten Loyne on y'' south 
by our former purchas on y*" north by y" heads of sd 
swamps together with all & singular y*" Rights cSt pri\lages 
hereditements and appurtenances to y'' same belonging or 
In anie wise appertaining to have and to hould y"' sd tract 
of land with y® appurtenances to them y' sd John wickes 
John wood Thomas wickes Epenetus Piatt John Ketcham 
Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves Trustees of y*" freehould- 
■ers & Comonality of y*^ town of Huntington aforesd and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 27/ 

thear Sucessors to & for thear us & uses hereafter expreste 
to no other us & uses what soever that is to say to y* onely 
proper us benifet & behoof of y" sd John wickes Captain 
Thomas Higbee Captain Tliomas wickes Epenetus Piatt 
Jonathan Jarves Nathanill foster John Adams Thomas 
Fleet Phillip Udall Tiinothv Conklin Joseph wood Jona- 
than Clicchcstcr Ireehouklcrs ot ^•'■ sd Town of Hunting- 
ton and thear haiers and assignes for ever In equall pro- 
porcon as tenants in Comon witiiout any pretence of joynt 
TennancN' or siiivi\'orship all \va\s provided and it is y® 
true intent iS: Meaning of thes presants that It shall i!v May 
be lawfuell lor \'' sd wameahus Chepous |)ompot will Har- 
net Mainsuaren Charles Pameqna thare haiers and succes- 
sois to himt hsh and to foule and to gather Crambaryes 
within V'' bounds tS: Limets abovesd aniething herein Con- 
tained to v' Contrary in any wise notwithstanding In tes- 
temonev whereof these partyes to these presants have here- 
unto sett thear hands & fixed thear scales y*^ day and year 
first above written. 

Joseph Chepous Wameaus 

his X Marke his X Marke 

Warasute his Chepous x his marke 

marke X '"'-'''^ 

Mkmsawaren Pampot X his 

X his marke '''* 

VVawarum his will x wameaus 

X marke "''•"^' 

Charles pa.\ie(^ua 
RowuMCK X his 

marke 

Sealed & Delivered In y*-' presence ot 
Thomas Smith 
Thomas Ketcham 
John Inkersole 

his 

marke X 



278 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Memorandum that on y* fortenth day of Aprill 1702 
/\peared before John Wood on of his Maj'^''^'' Justises of y^ 
peace for y'' County of suffolke y*^ within named wameau- 
hos Chepous pompot will harnet Charles pamequa Mem- 
suarin Rowuck Joseph Chepous Warasut and Doth Ac- 
knowledge y*' within written Convaiance to be thear free& 
voluntary act and Deed. 

Test. John Wood. 
(Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 481-483.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1702, May 20.] 

This Indenture mad y" twentieth day of May In y^ for- 
tenth yeare of y'' Reigne of our sovermg Lord willam y* 
third by y*^ grace of god Kmg of england Scotland france 
& Ireland Defender of y"^ faith & In y'^ year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred & two Betwen wam- 
ehus wil harnet Chepous pompat Charles pamecaue 
mumsowaren nactnasact Abena Joseph Chepous waw- 
haram akomskis Indan natives of Seaguatogue In y® 
County of Suffolke of y^ one parte and John wickes John 
wood Captain thomas wickes Epenetus platt John Ketcham 
Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves y' presant trustees of 
y^ freehoulders & comanality of the town of Huntington 
of y'' other part whereas wameaus Indan Sachem Chepous 
pompot will harnet mumsowaren Charles pemerqua 
Joseph Chepous warasute y^ sixtenth day of desember In 
• y*' Leventh year of y*" Reigne of our Lord y*" King above 
sd by theare Certaine deed Indented & sealed with theare 
scales It Is Covenanted by & betwen v'' sd Indans & y* 
trustees of y* freehoulders & Comanalit} of y'' sd Town of 
Huntington y^ It shall & may be Lawfull for y" sd Indans 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 279 

or Either of them or theare haiers at anie time after y' En- 
sealing Si Delivery of y'' sd Indentuer to bargon scele 
asuer & Convaye y" uses of a Certaine tract of Land In 
y^ same Indenture mensened and set forth or anie j)arte 
theareof to }"■' trustees of y*^ freehoulders and Comanality 
of Huntington aforesd for y" time beeing & theare sucess- 
ors to have & to hould to & for y° use and uses of y" Re- 
spective freehoulders of y*^ sd town of Huntingt(jn acord- 
ing to theare Respective Rights and propertyes as by 
y" sd deed Entred In y* Records of y'" sd County of Suf- 
folke Referance theare unto being had doth & may more 
at Large apeare now this Indenture wittnesseth that y"" sd 
wameaus Chepous pompot will Harnet mumsowaren 
Charles pamcrqua Joseph Chepous wawaram toskinnes for 
and In consideration of a Certaine sum of good and Law- 
full money of new yorke to them In hand paied by y*" sd 
John wickes John wood Thomas Wickes Epenetus platt 
John Ketcham Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves trustee at 
«& before y*" Ensealing &. Deliverv of thes presents y" Re- 
sept whereof they do hereby ackn(^wledge iSi themselves 
and Each and every of them to be thearewith fulley sates- 
fyed contented and paid & thereof and of every pait & 
parscU theareof they do for ever by thes presents acquit 
cS: discharge y*" sd John wickes and trustees and theare 
sucessors have granted Remised Released & for ever quit 
Claimed and Do by thes presence grant Remise and for 
ever quitt Claime unto y^ sd John wickes John wood 
Thomas wickes Epenetus plat John Ketcham Richard 
Brush Jonathan Jarves trustees of y** freehoulders & Com- 
onality of y'" sd town of Huntington & theare sucessors 
for ever in thear quiat cSt peaseable posesion now being all 
y' Certaine tract of Land siteuate Lying & beeing bounded 
north ward by a former purchas by y" Cart path that goes 
down to Sampamues south ward by a Read oake tree so 
Runing westerly to a whit oake tree by a ])ond so Riming 



28o huntin(;t()\ town records. 

near soweste to a single \vlii_i^ht oake tree upon y^ plaines 
to }'" south path together with all & singular y^" Rights 
priveledges hereditements t^ appurtenances to y"' same 
belonging or in anie w ise ap[)ertaining to have & to hould 
y^' sd tracte of Land w itii ^•' Appurtenances to them y'' sd 
John wickes John wood Thomas wickes epenetus platt 
John Ketcham Richard Brush Jonethan Jarves trustees of 
y" freeholders & Comanalit}' of y*^ town of huntington 
aforesd and theare sucessors to & for y*" use & uses here- 
after exprest and to no other use & uses what soever that 
Is to say to 3" onely proper use benifit & behoffe of y*^ sd 
freehoulders of v' sd town & theare sucessors & theare 
heaiers & assignes for ever In equall properson Acording 
to theare respective Rights and propertyes as tenants In 
Coman without anie pretense of Joynt tennancv or sur- 
vivorshipe all wayes provided iK' It Is y"^ true Intent and 
Meaning of these presence v' It Shall & may be Lawfull 
for y'' sd Indans and theare haiers & successors to hunt & 
to gather hucolbearyes upon this sd Land In wittness 
whereof y'' parties to thes presants have hereunto set to 
theare hands & fixed theare seales y'' day and veare first 
above written E y'" woixls acording to theare Respective 
Rights & propertyes In y' thirteth Loyne was written 
before y'' Ensealing & Delivery hereof. 
Charles I'AMEQUA |Seal.] wameaheus sachem 
''■' his X Marke [Seal. | 

PAMI'ART X mark | Seal. J '"'' 

'"* CiiEPOUS X mark [Seal.) 

MOMSOWORIN X mark [Seal.] '''" 

'"'^ WILL HARXET X mark [Seal.] 

BEKAS X mark [Seal.] Joseph Chei'ol's 

X 
wahivewerom X mark | Seal.] his mark ]SeaI.] 

his 

Akomskie X mark | Seal.] 

his 

Nahanascon X mark [Seal.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 28 1 

Sealed «S: Delivered in y'' presence of 
John Joans x his mark 
Sarah dofsen x hur mark 
Ebenezar Johnson 
{File No 76 and Deedn, Vol. l,pp. 461-2 J 

[INDIAN DEED TO JACOB CONKLIN.] 

[1702, May 22. 1 

This Indenture made y'' two & twenty day of May in y" 
first year of y'' Rei^ne of our soveringn Lady Ann by y'' 
grace of god Quen of England Scotland france & Irland 
Defender of y" faith (!>c In y'^ yeare of our Blesed Lord & 
saviour Jesus Christ one thousand seven hundred and two 
Between suracton sewamous Congcmy Indians of mase- 
peague in Queues County on y" Island of nasaw in y* 
Coleney of new yorke of y" one parte and Jacob Conklen 
of Huntmgton in y"" County of suffolke on y*-^ Island afore 
sd. gentleman of y'' other part wittnesseth that y" sd. sur- 
ucton sewamous cS: Cungemy for & In Consederation of y^ 
sum of five c^ thirty pounds good & Lawfull money of new 
yorke to them in hand paid by y'^ sd. Jacob Conklen at & 
before y'' ensealing & Delivery of thes presence y"^ Resepte 
whereof they doe hereby acknowledge and them selves & 
each of them to be there with fully satesfyed Contended & 
paid & theare of cS: of every parte 6t parcell thereof they 
Doe for ever by thes presence acquit exonerate cS: Dis- 
charge y" sd. Jacob Conklen his haicrs exectuors & Admm''* 
have given granted Bargned & sould alliencd Relcaced & 
Confirmed & doe By thes presents treely Clearely «Jv; abso- 
lutly grant Bargne c^ sell, alien Releace & Confirme unto 
y*' sd. Jacob Conklen his heiers c^ assigns for ever m his 
quiat peasable seizen & possesion now bemg all that a cer- 
taine neck of upland situate Lying ^ beeing within y*^ 
bounds of Huntington afore sd. on y'" south side y' Island 



282 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

nasaw Comally Called & Knowne by y'^ name of halfe neck 
bounded as foUoweth that is to say northwards by y® 
Lands Last purchased by y^ town of Huntington even by 
y"^ swampe that Divides y*" sd. neck from y'' greate neck 
southward by 3'' medows & westward by a neck of Land 
comanly Called Josihas neck all wayes Excepting a Cer- 
taine pece of y'' sd. necke of upland as y" same is herein 
bounded sett forth that Is to say begining at y*^ souther- 
most end of y'" sd. swampe that Divides y" sd. neck from 
great necke cS: soe to Run forty Rods west ward & from 
thence upon a due south Loyne unto y'' meadows afore sd. 
together with all cSl singular y'" Rights privledges heredite- 
ments & Appurtenances Exceptuig what Is before Ex- 
l)resed to y'" sd. necke of upland belonging or in aney man- 
ner of wayes appertainmg to have and to hould y^sd. neck 
of upland & all other y'' above granted premises Except 
what is before excepted to him y'' said Jacob Conklen his 
heiers & assignes to y^ onely proper use benefett &behoofe 
of him y'' sd Jacob Conklen his haiers & assignes for ever 
In testemoney whereof y'^ party es to thes presence have 
here unto sett to theare hand & fixed theare scales y"" day 
& yeare first above written. 

Sealed & Delivered Sewameaus 

In y"^ presence of his X Marke 

Jeames white suructon 

JosErn I'Latt his x Marke. 

Thomas Kktcham 
Memorandani v' on y^' thirty day of October 1702. 
[Deeds, Vol 1, p. 441.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO JOSEPH WOOD.] 

[1703, Nov. 17. 
This Indenture mad y^' Seventeen dav oi november 81 In 



iiUN riX(;T()x lowx rkcords. 283 

V* Second yeare of v' reigne of our s()verin<^ Lady Ann by 
V'' Grace of god Queen of England Scotland f ranee & Ire- 
land defender of y*" faith &. in y'' year of our Lord Christ 
on thousand seven hundred <S: three Betwen vvahemeaus 
Sacham of Seagutague and Chepous nepaunneok properi- 
turs of y"-' sd Land belonging to y" Town of Huntington In 
v'' County of SuiTolke upon y'' Island of nasawiny'' Colony 
of new yorke In America of \' one ])art& Joseph wood be- 
longing to V'' Same Town Count \' cS: Coloney afore sd Liv- 
ing on y*-' East neck at South of y"^ other part wittnesseth y' 
V*" said wameahus Chepous nepaneck for & in Considera- 
tion of a certain Sum of good & Lawful! money of new 
yorke to them in hand paied by y*" sd Joseph wood at or 
before v'' Ensealing c^ Delivery of thes presence y'" Resept 
where of we v'' sd wameauas Chepous nepeanock do Ac- 
knowledge them selves cS: each ot them herewith to be fully 
satesfved Contented & paid i^ thereof and of every part & 
|)arsell thereof doth herebv acquit exonarate and discharge 
v"' sd Joseph wood his haiers Exectuors & Admin''' hath 
ofiven o:i"anted barijned Soidd enfeefed Released & Con- 
firmed & bv thes presents doth herebv give grant bargan 
sell enfeefe Release and Confirme unto \' sd Joseph wood 
his haiers & assignes for ever A certaine peece or tract of 
Land siteuate Lying & beeing on y"' South Side this Island 
nasaw upon A neck called or known by y'" name of y'' east 
neck bounded on y'^ south by y* sd Joseph woods former 
purchas on y'' east by y'' great River on y*' north by y" head 
of y*^ branch of y'' sd River on y'' plaines near y" high way 
or Cart path on y'' west by y*^ sd high way or Cart path to- 
gether with all iS: singular v'' hereditements & Appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging or in anie wise Appertaing & 
all y'' Right t}-tle Intrest poscsion propert}' Claime & De- 
mand whatsoever of them y'' sd wameahues pompot nepo- 
nock mad imto y sd Land c*^ In cS: to all tS: every part t't 
parsell thereof To have and to hould y'' sd Land & timber 



284 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

trees woods under wood with y'' apiirtenances unto y* sd 
Joseph wood his haiers & assignes from }'■ said wameahus 
Chepons nepaneck their haiers Exectuors & Admin" unto 
y*" sole & onely proper use benifet & behoofe of him y"" sd 
Joseph wood his haiers and assignes for ever & y^ sd whe- 
meanes pompot Nepanock doth for themselves theare 
haiers Exectuors & Admin^^ promis Covenant and grant to 
& with y*" sd Joseph wood now at y"" Ensealing & Delivery 
hereof Standeth & Is soley only & Rightfully sezed of v'sd 
primises of a good absolute & perfect estate In fee sinipell 
to him his haiers & assignes for ever & 3' y'' primises now 
are & for ever hereafter shall bee & Remainc to y'" sd Jos- 
eph wood his haiers & assignes free & Clearly acquitted 
Released & Discharged of & from all and all manner of 
other & former Bargans Sales alenations jNIorgages Judg- 
ments Executions Extents & all other Charges & Incum- 
brances whatsoever & y*^ above sd whemanes Chepons nep- 
anock thear haiers Exectuors Admin'''' and assignes doth 
promise Covenant & grant to & with y" sd Joseph wood his 
haiers & assignes y' at anie time or times hereafter vipon 
Request Mad shall give anie other further secuerity as he 
y^ sd Joseph wood or his Learned Counsell in y*" Law 
thinkes feet and further y*^ sd Whemeaus Chepons Nopa- 
nicke Doth Ingage themselves their haiers & assignes y^ 
from time to time & for ever shall & will save harmles and 
endamnifyed y'' sd Joseph wood his haiers «& assignes from 
anie person or persons whatsoever that May or shall Laie 
anie Just Claime to y" afore Menconed Land to hinder y' 
sd Joseph wood or his Sucessors in his or theare quiet 
posesion In wittness whereof they y*^ said wheamaus Che- 
pons Nepanioke withe Rest of our assoasheates have Inter- 
changably set to our hands and fixed our scales y"' Day & 
year first above written, 

his 

PEEPER X WHEAMEAUES 

"^'^ his X Marke 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 285 

''''' ClIEPOUS 

John x wu.lets his X Marke 

"''^'^ Nepeanick 

pami'AT his X Marke 

his X mark 
Sealed & Delivered In v"' presence of 
Relp heart 
Samuell Snhth 
Thomas Wh.lets 
Memorandum ^ ' Apeared before me John wood on ot 
hur maiestes Justestes of y'' peace for y*" County of Suffolke 
nepanoc & pampat and yong Chepons & seyerall others 
and Doth acknowledge this within written bill of seall to 
be theare free cS: volentary act cSt deed. 

Tes. John wood. 
{Deeds, Vol. 1, pp. 522-3. j 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1705, Oct. 27.] 

This Indenture Mad y'' twenty seventh day of October 
& In y'' forth year of y'' Reigne of our sovering Lad\- Ann 
by y* grace of god Queen of England Scotland f ranee & 
Irland Defender of y*" faithe & In y"" year of our Lord on 
thousand seyen hundred & fiye Betwen whameaus Sacham 
Charles pagua Mammee Mumsu waren Jo Cheepous 
Rowwo Secgutog Indans & properietors of y^ sd. Land of 
y* on part Mr John wickes Mr John wood Leftenant Piatt 
Insigne Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham present 
Trustees of y^ free boulders and Comanallity of y" Town 
of Huntington In y"" County of Suffolke upon 3^'* Island of 
Nasaw In y® Coleny of new yorke In Amereca of y" other 
part wittnesseth that y® said wheameaus Charles pamequa 



286 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

mammee Mumsuwaren Jo Chepous Rowwo for & In Con- 
sideration of a Certain sum of good & Lawfull money of 
new yorke to them In hand paid by y'' sd. John wickes 
John wood Epenetues Piatt Jonathan Jarves Richard 
Brush John Ketcham present Trustees of y'' above sd 
Town y" Resepte whereof wee y^ abov. sd. whameaus 
Charles pameque Mammee Mumsuwaren Jo Chepous 
Rowwe Do acknowledge our selves & each of us here 
with to be fully satesfyed Contented & paid & thereof & 
of every part & parcalls thereof Doth hereby acquit ex- 
onaratte & Discharge y" sd John wicks John wood Epene- 
tues platt Jonathan Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham 
theare heiers executuors & Admin^* hath given granted 
Bargned sould enfeefed Releaced & Confirmed & Doth 
hereby give grant Bargan sell enfeefe Releace & Confirme 
unto y'' sd. John wickes John wood Epenetues platt John 
Ketcham, Richard Brush Jonathan Jarves and theare 
ashoreates theare heiers & assignes for ever all our Right 
of unpurchased Land within y*^ patten bounds of y*' Town 
of Huntington except a certain peece of Land from 3^^ head 
of y'' Lettell Neck Swampe to y*" Indan path y*^ gos accrose 
y** sd. neck all our Right of unpurchased Land within the 
afore sd. patten bounds bounded as foUoweth on y*" south 
with this afore Menconed peece of Land and Joyning to 
Joseph woods Loyne upon y'' East neck and by y® Land 
all Redy purchased by y*^ Town of Huntington on y" south 
allso bounded by y'' Land allredey purchased by y® trust- 
ees of y*' sd. Town of Huntington on y* north and by y® 
patten Loyne on y® east on y'' west by y*^ Cart path Lead- 
ing from Copiague to Town together with all and singular 
y® heredittements & appurtenances there unto belonging 
or in anie wise Appertaining & all y'' Right tytle Intrest 
posesion propertv Claime & Demand whatsoever of them 
y® sd. wheameaus Charles pemequa Mammee Mumsu- 
waren Jo Chepous Rowwo Mad unto y* above sd. Land & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 28/ 

In & to all and every part & percell thereof to have & to 
hould y" afore sd. Land with y'' appurtenances unto y* sd. 
John wickes John wood Epenetues Piatt Jonathan Jarves 
Richard Brush John Ketcham and theare asocates theare 
haiers exccuturs & admin" for ever & y'' above sd. wham- 
eaues Charles pameg^ua mamee mumsuwaren Jo Chepous 
Rowwo theare haiers executurs & Admin" tor ever & 
y*" above sd. whemeaues Charles pamegua Mamme mum- 
suwaren Jo Chepous Rowwo them selves thear herers & 
assignes do promis Covenant & grant to t^ with y" sd. 
John wickes John wood Epenetues plat Jonathan Jarves 
Richard Brush John Ketcham and theare asoceates theare 
heiers & assignes now at y*^ ensealing & delivery hereof 
standeth & Is soley onley & Right fully sezed of y" sd. 
premises of a good absolute & perfect estate In fee s'ell to 
them theare heiers & assigngnes for ever and y' y*^ prem- 
ises now are & for ever hereafter shall be & Remaine to 
y' sd. John wickes John wood epenetus plat Jonathan 
Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham & theare asheates of 
y* sd. Town & theare heiers & assignes freely & clearly ac- 
quitted Released & Discharged of & from all & all Manner 
of other bargans sales alenations Morgages Judgments 
executions extents & all other Charges & Incumbrances 
what soever & further y' y" sd. whemeaus Charles peme- 
qua Mamme Mumsuwaren Jo Chepous Rowwo and theare 
heiers do promise Covenant & grant to & with y'' said 
John wickes John wood Epenetues platt Richard Brush 
Jonathan Jarves John Ketcham & theare ashoeheates 
theare heiers assignes y* at anie time or times hereafter 
upon Request made shall give anie further secuerity as the 
sd. John wickes John wood Epenetus platt Jonathan Jar- 
ves Richard Brush John Ketcham & thear asocheates or 
theare Learned Councell In y° Law thinkes feet & further 
wee y® sd. wheameaues Charles pamequa Mamme Mum- 
suwaren Jo Chepous Rowwo do promise to Defend y'' sd. 



288 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Land from anie person or persons what soever as witt- 
nesses our hands & seales y** Day & yeare first above 
written y'' word Copiague In y" ninteen Loyne wass 
written before y*" ensealing & Delivery hereof, 
sealed & Delivered In y® presence of 

Phillip Ketcham wheameaues 

Phebv Tredwell his x Marke 

hur X Marke Rowwo 

Jonas Platt his x Marke 

Charles Pamequa 
Mumsuwaren 

his X Marke 
Mamme 
his X Marke 
Jo Chepous 
X MarKC 

PETER 

his X Marke 
M'arandum y* on y® 29 Day of October y® year 1705 
Apeared before John wickes & John wood two of hur 
Maiestes Justeses of 3^" peace for y'' County of Suffolke 
Personaly Apeared before us wahemasus Sacham & 
Charles pamequa and Mumsewaren ct Ramps & Jo Che- 
pous peter and sewames and Doth Acknowledges this 
Convaiance within to be there free and volentary Act & 
Deed test. John wickes 

John wood 

{Deeds, Vol 1, p. 524.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1705, Oct. 29.] 

This Indenture Mad y"" Twenty Ninth Day of October & 
In y^ forth year of y'' Reigne of our Soverign Lady Ann 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. . 289 

by y*" Grace of God Queen of England Scotland fiance & 
Ireland Defender of y'^ faith tS: in y'' year ot our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred cV five Betwene wanieahus 
Sachani Charles Peniequa Rowwo Munisuwaren Mannne 
Jo Chepous Peter Secequtague Indians and propriators of 
y" sd. land in y"" County ol Suffolk up(jn y*" Island of Nasaw 
In y'^ Coleney of New ^'orke in Amereca oi y" one part 
and M' John wickes Mr. John \v(K)d Mr. Epenetus Piatt 
ensign Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham Present 
Trustees of y'' Town of Huntington in y'' County and Col- 
eney afor sd. of y" other Part witnesseth that above sd. 
wameahus Rowwo Charles Pamequa Mumuswaren mam- 
mee Jo Chepoes Peter of y^ other Part witneseth that for 
and In Consideration of a Certain sum of good and Lawfull 
Money of New york to them In hand Paid by y*^ said John 
wickes John wood Epenetus Piatt Jonathan Jarves Richard 
Brush John Ketcham Present Trustees of y*^ Town of 
Huntington y^ Resepte whereof theay the above sd. 
Indans Do by Thes presence acknowledge Them Selves & 
each of them herewith to be fully satesfyed contented and 
Paid and thereof and of ever}- part and parcell thereof 
Doth hereby Acquit Exonerate and Discharg y*" said John 
wickes John wood Epenetus Piatt Jonathan Jarvis Richard 
Brush John Ketcham theare heiers successors Admiii" 
hath Given granted Bargned sould enfeefed Released and 
Confirmed and Do by thes presence Bargan sell Enfeef 
Releace & Confirme unto y^ above John wickes John wood 
Epenetues Piatt Jonathan Jarvis, Richard Brush John 
Ketcham Present Trustees of y*^ Town of Huntington & 
their assocates their heirs executors & Adminis" for ever a 
certain beach Lying on y® south side this Island Nasaw 
Bounded on y'' east by our pattan Loyne & on y'^ west by 
our former purches on y'' west side Masapegue gutt 
Bounded on y^ south by y'" ossan sea on y^ north by y' 
sound with all suncken Maches and Islands unpurchased 



290 " HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

with all Crickes & Coves there unto belonging or in anie 
wise apertaining to with all & singular y' heredetaments 
and a})purtenances there unto belonging or in anie wise 
apiiertaining & y*" Right title Intrest posesion property 
claime cS[ Demand what soev^er of them y"" above named 
wameahus Charles pamequa Row wo Mumsuwaren Mamee 
Jo Chepous peter Mad unto y" sd. beach t't In & to all & 
every part & parcell thereof To have and to hould y^ said 
beach with}"'' appurtenances unto y*" above sd, John wickes 
John wood Epenetus platt Jonathan Jarves Richard Brush 
John Ketcham presant Trustees of y" above sd. Towne and 
their Assoceates their heiers executors admin' & assignes 
for ever and y" above named Indans Doe for them selves 
thear heyers executors and Admin""* promis Covenant & 
grant to & with y'^ above sd. trustes their heiers & assignes 
now at y*" ensealing & Deliver}' hereof standeth and Is 
solely onely & Rightfully sezed of y'^ said primises of a 
good absolute and perfect estate In fee simpell to them 
theare haiers & assignes for ever & that y*" premises now 
are & for ever hereafter shall be cS: Remain to y'' sd John 
wickes John wood Epenetus platt Jonathan Jarves Richard 
Brush John Ketcham & theare assoceates their heiers and 
successors freely & clearly acquitted Released cv: Dis- 
charged of & from all & all maner of other and former 
bagans sales Alenations Morgages Judgments executions 
extents & all other Charges & Incumbrances what soever 
& further the sd. wemeahus Charles pamequa Mumsu- 
waren Rowwo Mamme Jo Chepeus peter their heiers cS: 
assignes do promis coxenant tS: grant to & with y" above 
named Trustees their assoceates theare haiers and assignes 
y*^ at anie time or times hereafter upon Request Mad 
sliall give anie further secuerity as y^ sd. John wickes 
John wood Epenetues Platt Jonathan Jarves Richard 
Brush John Ketcham or thear assoceates or their Learned 
Counsell In y" Law thinkes feet & further y® above sd. 



HUNTINdTON TOWN KKCOKDS. 



291 



Indans Do Ingage them selves theare heiers (Sl assignes y' 
from time to time & for ever shall & will Defend 3'' above 
sd beach from anie person or persons whatsoever y' May 
or shall Lay anie Just Claime to y^ afore Menconed beach 
to hinder y'' sd John wickes John wood Epenetus platt 
Jonathan Jarves Richard Brush John Ketcham or theare 
successors in theare quiatt posession In witness whereof 
V'' above sd wameahus Charles Pamequa Mumsuwaren 
Manimee Jo Chepous peeter have here unto sett to theare 
hands & fixed theare scales y' Dav cS: yeare first above 
written, 
sealed & Delivered w ameahus [Seal.J 

In y*^ presence of his X mark 

John waken Charles pemequa [Seal.J 

his X marke Mumsuwaren [Seal.J 

Ebeneser Blachly his X mark 

Jo Chepous [Seals.J 
his X mark 
peter [Seal.J 
his X marke 
Memorandum y* on y^ 29 day of October 1705 Apeared 
before John wood & John wickes two of hur Maiestes 
Justeses for y*^ County of Suffolke the within named wam- 
eahus sachem Charles pamequa xMumsuwaren peter Jo 
Chepeus and Doth acknowledge y" within written Convai- 
ance to be thear free and volantary act & Deed. 

test. John wickes 
John wood 

{File No. 77 and J)ee(U, Vol. l,p, 527.) 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1705, Nov. 20.] 
This Indenture Mad the twenty Day of November and 



292 HUNTIN(;Tt)N TOWN RECORDS. 

Tn A-*" forth 3-ear of v^ Reigne of our Soveringne Lady Ann 
hv v" Grace of God Quenn of England Scotland france 
and Irland Defender of y'' faith &c and in the year of our 
Lord one thousand Seaven hundred and five Between 
Wheameaus sachem Charles Pemequa Pompot Natives 
and properitours of y'" sd. Land Belonging to y^ Town of 
Huntington In y*" County of Suffolke upon y" Island of 
Nasaw In y'^ Coloney of new yorke In Amereca of y® one 
part and iNI"" John Wood M' John Wickes, Captain Thomas 
wickes NP Epenetues Piatt Ensigne Jarves Richard Brush 
John Ketcham present Trustees of y" free houlders & 
Comonality of y*" Town of Huntington of y'' other part 
Whereas Wameehaus Indan Sachem Charles Pemequea 
Pompot the 1 1 &teenth day of December in y'' eleventh year 
of y* Reigne of our Lord the King above sd. by their 
Certain Deed Indented cS: sealed with thiar scales It is 
Covenanted by & betwen y" sd Indins & thee Trustees of 
y'= freehoulders cS: Comonality of y" sd Town of Hunting- 
ton that It shall & May be LawfuU for y"^ sd. Indins or 
either of them or their heyirs at any time after y'' ensealing 
& Delivery of y'^sd. Indentuertobargan sellassuercSt: convey 
the uses of a Certain tract of Land In y^ same Indenture 
mede. con, ed & sett forth or any * * * * thei-eof to 
y® Trustees of y"" freehoulders & Comonality of Hunting- 
ton aforesaid for y*" time beeing & their succesors to have 
and to hould to & for the use & uses of y*" Respective free 
* * of y® sd Town of Huntington according to their 
Respective Rights & proprietyes as by y*" sd. Deed entred 
in y'' Records of y® sd. County of Suffolke Referrence 
thereunto being had Doth and may more at Large appear 
now this Indenture wittnesseth that y"" said Wheeamus 
Charles Pemequa Pompott for & in Consideration of a 
Certain sume of good & Lawfull Money of new yorke to 
them in hand paid by The sd. John wood John wickes, 
epenetues platt Thomas wickes Jonathan Jarves Richard 



HUNTINCrrON' TOWN RECORDS. 293 

Brush John Ketcham present Trustees at or before y* 
ensealing & Delivery of thes presence y® Resepte whereof 
they Doe hereby acknowledge cS: them selves and each and 
every of them to be there with fully sattesfied contented & 
paid & thereof & of every part cS: parcell thereof thev Doe 
for ever by thes presence acquitt tv; Discharge y'' sd. John 
wood John wickes Thomas wickes Epenetus Piatt Jonathan 
Jarves Richard Brush Jt)hn Ketcham present Trustees and 
theare successors have granted Remised Relleaced tS: for 
ever quit Clamed tS: Doe bv thes [)resence grant Remise 
Releace & for ever quit Claime unto v'' sd. John wood 
John wickes Epenetus Piatt Jonathan Jarves Richard 
Brush John Ketcham Trustees of y'' sd. Town of Hunting- 
ton and thear successors for ever in thear quiett & peaca- 
ble posesion now beeing all that a certain tract of Land 
siteuate Lying and beeing on y*" south side this Island 
Nasaw upon a Neck Called and Known bv \"'' name of 
Neguntategue within y*^ bounds of Huntington a for sd 
bounded on y^ south side by y'' Land Lying above y^ 
Medows formerly purchased by the Town of Huntington 
bounded on y*" north by y'^ heades of y'' two swamps and 
y' Last Land purchased by y" above sd. Town of Hun- 
tington bounded on y'^ east by y^ River 3''' parteth this sd 
neck and Santapague bounded on )-'" west by the River y* 
parteth this sd Neck and y'" Lettell necke to gether with 
all and singular y' Rights & priveledges hereditements 
and apjHirtenances to y'^ same belonging or in any wise 
appertaining To have and to hould v'' sd. tract of Land 
with the appurtenances to them y" sd John wood John 
wickes Thomas wickes Epenetus Piatt Jonathan Jarves 
Richard Brush John Ketcham trustees of y" free houlders 
& Comonality of y'' Town of Huntington afor sd cS: thear 
successors to & for y*" use & uses hereafter exprest & to 
noe other use & usejs whatsoever that Is to say to the 
only proper use benefete »S: behoofe of Epenetues Piatt 



294 HUNTINGT(3N TOWN RECORDS. 

Richard Brush Abiall titus Jonas wood John Brush John 
Sammis Timothy Scuddar John Adams John Whitman, 
Epenetus Piatt hath paid for the share belonging to waiter 
noakes and Thomas brush free houlders of y® sd Town of 
Huntington and their heyers & assignes for ever In equall 
proporcon as tennants in Comon without anie pretence of 
Joynt Tennancy or survivership allwayes provided & it is 
y^ true Intent & meaning of thes p'esants that It shall be 
LawfuU for y*" yd. Indans to hunt on y® sd Land any thing 
herein Contained to y ' Contary in anie wise not withstand- 
ing In testemoney where of the partyes to these presents 
have here unto sett thear hands & fixed thear seales y* 
Day & year first above written. 

sealed & Delivered Wheameaus [Seal.] 

In y*^ presence of his mark 

Thomas Smith Charles x Pamequa [Seal.] 

Thomas ketcham 
John Ketcham 

Memorandum that on the twenty day of november 1705 
apeared beefore John Wickes one of hur may"*^ Justises 
of the peace for the County of Suffolk the within named 
wameas sachem and Charles pamequa and doth acknowl- 
edge ther within writen convaiance To bee thaire free and 
vollantary act and deed. 

Test. John Wickes. 

This Deed is Recorded In y"" Bound Book of Deeds In 
page y' 12th By Me. 



Solomon Ketcham Clerk. 



{Mle No. 78.) 



^ [1707, March 26.] 

New York, 26 March 1707 
Then Received off Charles Sexton Collector of hunting- 
ton In y" County of Suffolk the summe off twenty four 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 295 

pounds six shillings itt being on ace" off y^ ;!^3000 act. six- 
teen pounds one S, on y'' ^983 : 00: act. eight pounds five 
S, 9d. I say Received by mee 
;^24: 6,9 A. D. Peyster, treasurer. 

(File No. 105.) 



[A "GALLERY" IN THE CHURCH.] 

[1707, April 18.] 

Aprill y*^ 18"' 1707 The same Day It was voted and 
Granted by y*^ trustees of y" free holders and Comonallity 
of y*' Town of Huntington that the afore sd. Trustees Do 
Give free Leave and Liberty unto Jonathan Sender Jonas 
Piatt Danill Kellcy Eliphelett wood Joseph wood John 
wood Ju'"^'^ to buld In y*^ Meeting house A gallery Acrose 
y*^ sd. House at y*' east end and a Long y'^ north side y* 
Length of y* new Room to them and theare Asoceates. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 32.) 



[1707, April 18.] 

Aprill the 18, 1707 an agreement made by the trustees 
With Ehsha Lisden to keep the sheep for this town untill 
the Last of October next for which the sd. Elisha is to have 
forty bushells of wheat or ten pounds in mony and if wheat 
should fall to three shillings and six pence per bushell the 
sd. Elisha is to have 44 bushels of wheat. 
(Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 33.) 



[DIVISION OF EAST NECK MEADOW AT 
SOUTH.] 

[1707, May 28. J 
We whose nams are under writen : Chosen to Lay out 



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296 HUNTINdTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the medow : on A. neck upon the South side of this Island 
with in y^ Bounds of the town of huntington Commonly 
called and known By tiie name of y'' east neck. 

Wee find ; y'' De visions formerly made : to Ly as foloweth. 

First y*^ Lot of Richard Brush Lying on the west side of 
y*' neck Bounded on y'' south by a loine Rimng from y** 
south side of a Litle Crik : y' cometh out of y*' great crick 
neer y'* moull holes : to.a stak standing ni y"-' midle of y*" 
neck about 22 Rods northward from the grate ponde : Be- 
inof eiijht Rods and an half Broad. 

2 the Lot of Jacob Brush ten Rods Broad. 

3 the Lot of Samuell Smith six Rods and an half broad. 

4 the Lot of Epenetus Piatt nine Rods broad. 

5 the town lot five Rods Broad. 

6 nathaniel Ketchams Lot eight Rods Broad. 

7 the Lot of the Sammises six Rods Broad. 

8 the Lot of Jonas wood nme Rods Broad. 

9 the Lot of John Brush seven Rods Broad. 

10 the Lot of John Addams ten Rods Broad. 

1 1 the Lot of Richard Brush four Rods Broad. 

12 the Lot of Jacob Brush six Rods Broad. 

13 the Lot of the Sammises four Rods Broad. 

14 tiie Lot of John Addams five Rods Broad. 

15 the Lot of Epenetus Piatt four Rods Broad. 

16 the lot of Jonas wood six Rods Broad. 

17 the town Lot six Rods Broad. 

18 the Lot of Epenetus Piatt six Rods Broad. 

19 the lot of John Brush four Rods Broad. 

20 the Lot of nathanill ketcham eight Rods Broad. 

21 the Lot of Richard Brush and Jacob Brush Lying Be- 
tween nathanill ketchams Lot and y'' Indian path. 

Upon the East side of the neck the Lots Ling as follow- 
eth first the Lot of Epenetus Piatt Lying Between the 
great Crick or River and A crick coming out at y" mouth 
of y*" great Crick and to thomas Brush his Lot. 



iiUNriNtrroN town records. 297 

2 the Lot of Thomas Biush : Bounded southward By a 
Line from A stak standing- in y' midle ot y'' neck A bout 
one Rod northward from \'' great pond : Runing strait By 
the hed ol y' crick \' corns out of y'' mouth of }■'' great 
crick: till it falls into y'' great Crick or River the Lot is 
ten Rods Bread. 

3 the Lot of John Brush six Rods and a half Broad. 

4 the Lot ol Jonas wood nine Rods Broad. 

5 the Lot of Richard Brush six Rods Broad. 

6 the Lot of Epenetus Flatt nine Rods and an half. 

7 the Lot of the Sammises five Rods and an hail Broad. 

8 the Lot of John Addanis eight Rods Broad. 

9 the Town Lot five Rods Broad. 

10 the Lot of Samuell Whitmans and Zebulum whitman 
eight Rod Broad. 

1 1 the Lot of thomas Brush Lying Between y'' great 
crick or River and A small crick y' Runeth Bv y'' end of 
sexrall Lots : and bounded norward with a Line drawn 
strait t)n \'' north side of y*' Whitmans lot to y'' great 
River. 

12 the lot of the Sammises thre Rods and an half Broad. 

13 the Lot of Epenetus Piatt nine Rods and one half. 

14 the Lot of John addams six Rods Broad. 

15 the Lot of John Brush five Rods Broad. 

16 the lot of Jonas wood seven Rods Broad. 

17 the Lot of Richard Brush eight Rods Broad. 

18 the Lot of Samuell and Zebulan whitman eleven 
Rods Broad. 

19 the town Lot fiom the whitmans Lot to y" Indian 
field. 

The Remaining part of the neck southward of the form- 
ar devisions, laid out by us and dividid By Lot as followeth. 
all this division of Lots : doe senter upon y^ midle of y* 
neck : or the great pond, at one end : and Runing to y' 
west crick or to v' Bav at v'' other end. 



298 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

First the Lot of thomas Brush Bounded on y^ north by 
the Lot of Richard Brush y* is y* first Lot in y® first devi- 
sion this Lot being six Rods Broad at the midle of y® neck : 
and seven and an half at y" crick. 

2 the Lot of Jacob Brush being six Rods Broad at y* 
midle of y" neck and seven and on half at y* Crick. 

3 the Lot of Samuell and Zebulum whitman Being six 
Rods Broad at y* midle of y*" neck and seven and an half at 
y'* creek. 

4 the Lot of nathanill Ketcham being six Rods Broad at 
y® midle of y*" neck and seven and a half at y® creek. 

5 the Lot of I^ichard Brush eight I^ods Broad at y* pond 
and thirteen at y' creek. 

6 the Lot of Samuell Smith eight Rods Broad at y^ pond 
and twenty y'* creek. 

7 the Lot of Epenetus Piatt twelve Rods broad at y" 
pond and thirty two Rods at y' creek. 

8 the Lot of John Brush eight Rods Broad at y'' pond 
and twentv seven at v' Bav. 

9 the Lot of y" Sammises nine Rods Broad at y'' pond 
and twenty eight at y'' Bay. 

10 the town Lot ten Rods Broad at y' pond and twenty 
eight at y'' Bay. 

11 the Lot of John Addams hfteen Rods Broad at y^ 
pond and f(Hty nine at y' Bay. 

12 the Lot of Jonas wood Bounded By the Lot of John 
addams and by y" Bay and y'' Lot of Epenetus Piatt andy* 
Lot of Thomas Brush upon y'' east side of y" neck in y* 
former devisions. 

May 28, 1707. Thomas WiCKES. 

John Adams 
(File No. 117.) 



HUNTINcnON lOWN KKCORDS. 299 

[LAND RECORD.] 

[No date, probably 1708.] 

Timothy Conkling sales to Jacob Brush Jun four Acers 
of Land lying In y" west necke Joyning to Thomas brush 
on y'" nor west side jonin to v'' Round hole at y'" east end 
40 long 16 Rod & a halfe wide. 

Jacob Brush sells to Tiinothv Conkling four Acres of new 
land lying on y'' south side y'' sd. Tim Con joyning to 
V'' same 40 Rods In length 16 & a halfe broad. Timme 
Iving one north side on v' south by a high way. 
(Bouk Land <T7^a)tts bij Trnateea, p. 32, "A".) 



[EXTRACT FROM I^HTTERS PATENT TO JOHN 
M or BRA V.J 

[i/O.S, Oct. 9.1 

Extract of Letters Pattent Granted unto John Moubray 
bearing Date the Ninth day of October 1708 Recorded in 
liber Pattents No 7, Page 398. 

A Certain piece of land on the south side of Long Island 
Called Nasawinthe County of Suffolk Begining from the 
South bay up Osawack Brook or River to the Countrey 
road northerly and from along the said Countr)^ Road 
westerly Till it Comes to the East Brook of Appletree 
neck up(^n a South line and from thence along the South 
bay to the mouth of the said Osawack Brook or River.* 

A. True Coppe. 
[File No. 83.) 

[ *This relates to premises outside of the town of Hunting- 
ton.— C. R .S.] 



300 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1709, Nov. 29.] 

New Yorke 29 day of Nov. 1709. 

Then Rec*^ of Capt Thomas Higbey Co ' of Huntington 
in Suffolk County by y" hands of Anthoney Waters the 
summe of Thirty five pounds nine shill. & seven pence 
halfe penney & seventeen shilP & 9'' for v" treasurers sal- 
ary being for taxes Laid upon them by an act of assembly 
being an act for Raising six thousand pounds. Payable 
y' Last day of this Instant I say Rec'' by mee. 

i,'35 97 A. D. Peyster 

17 9 for y^ Treasurer. treasurer 



New Yorke 29 Nov' 1709. 
Then Rec*^ of Capt. Thomas Higbey Coll' of Hunting- 
ton in Suffolk County by y® hands of M"^ Anthony Waters 
y"" summe of thirteen pounds five shills «k 2'' cS: six shills 
& 4*^ for y*^ Treasurer salary being for taxes Laid upon 
them by an Act of Generall assembly for Levying ^756 
4s Payable primo Dec. Next I say Reed by mee. 

13 5 2 A. D. Peyster 

6 4 for y*" Treasurer Treasurer 



{File No. 107.) 



[TOWN MEETING.*] 

[1710, May 2. J 
May the second 17 10 att a town meetting were Chosen 



[*This is the first record of a town meeting found in the 
records after December 27, 1699, a period of about ten years. 
The minutes of town meetings covering these ten years were 
probably lost many years ago. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3OI 

Justis wickes Justis wood Cpt. wickes Epenetus Pkitt 
John Ketcham John brush and Joseph Rogers trustees for 
this present year. 

Cornelius Smith was Chosen Constable on the same day 
as abov sd. the same day was Epenetus Piatt Chosen toun 
Clarke for the present year the same day was Justis Wickes 
and Epenetus Piatt Chosen assessors the same day was 
Justis Wickes Chosen Supravisor. 

The same dav was John Wickes Juner Chosen Col- 
lector. 

The same day was Cpt wickes and Justis wood Chosen 
to take an accimt of intested Estates: 

The same dav was Capt wickes Justis wood Epenetus 
Piatt and John Ketcham Chosen Surveyers for this pres- 
ent year. 

The same day was Jonas Piatt Juner Chosen pound 
keeper and to pay to the town a quarter part of the bene- 
fitt of the pound. 

Also the same day itt Voated att the town meeting that 
the peice of Land belonging to the town joining to the 
Land of Jacob Conklin Lying upon the halfe neck at south 
shall be put to sale b}^ the town upon the ninth day of this 
instant month in the after part of the day : 
[Town Meetings, p. 217.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1710, May 9.] 

May the 9**" 17 10 Acording to a town voat att a town 
meeting the second of this instant the trustees have sold a 
peice of Land on the halfe neck forty rods wide a Cross 
the said Neck to Jacob Conkline for ten pounds he being 
the highest bider: 

(1 Town Meetings, p. 217.) 



302 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' MEETINGS.] 
[1710.] 



5*^ Meeting was at Mr plattes y® 23 day of * * * at 
night about y'' space of 2 hours to grants land Eb. 
Blacly. 

ye ^th Meeting was at Mr woods at night y® 12 day of 
August abut y® space of 2 hours to grant land then absent 
M' Piatt. 

The eight Meeting was at M"" plats y'= 2"*^ of august at 
night to grant land then absent Mr Wood. 

The g^^ Meeting was at Mr plates September y^ 2^ to 
grant land In y'' Daie time about y® space of 2 hours about 
highways & to grant land then absent Captain Wickes. the 
10*^ meeting was at M"" plattes October y^ 22'' about y® 
space of an hour & halfe to grant land then Absent Mr 
Wood. 

Trustees Meetings In y'' year 17^.* 
{File No. 81.) 



[ASSIGNMENT OF PATENT TO EATON'S NECK.] 

[1710, Nov. 22.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Alexander Bryan 

[ * If the town trustees at this period kept minutes of their 
proceedings in book form, such books were long since lost, 
and we have to rely on loose slips of paper which were found 
about fifteen years ago in the old town chest and were then 
carefully examined, classified and filed. The grants of land 
made by the trustees and the laying out by the surveyors, 
were recorded in books and are now in the town clerk's office. 
These grants and surveys are very numerous and are omitted 
from this volume in order to print them separately. — C. R S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 303 

of Huntington in the County of Suffolk on the Island of 
Nassau in the Colony of New York, do assign and make 
over from me and my heirs the within written Pattent (the 
Dongan Patent of Eaton'"s Neck,) with all the privileges 
therein expressed excepting the southwest halfe of the 
beach unto John Sloss of Fairfield his heirs and assigns, as 
witness my hand this 22'"' day of November 17 10 
Signed and delivered 

in presents of us Alexander Bryan 

Epenetus Platt 
John Sloss 

November 22 17 10 
Their appeared before mee in person of Alexander 
Bryan and acknowledged the above assinementt to bee his 
actt & Deed before me. 

Joseph Budd 
Justes.* 
(File EcttorCs Neck Papers, G.) 



[THE NEW CHURCH.] 

[171 1, May I.] 

Whereas at a town meeting the first of may in the year 
171 1 it was voated in the town meting whether they were 
willing to build a new meeting house and it was a Clear 
voat that it should be don by the town and that the trus- 
tees should have the Managment of the whole matter. 
These are to desire all who are willing that it should be 
don acording to the agreement made with the town the 

[* The Dongan Patent of Eaton's Neck to Alexander Bryant 
and Richard Bryant, of which this is an assignment, will be 
found printed in Vol. I, Huntington Town Records, page 451. 
— C. R. S.] 



304 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



day abovsd that it should stand in the hollow in the same 
place where the ould meting house now standeth or near 
there abouts wold signifye the same by setting here to 
thire hands and fixing the sums to their names that they 
are willing to pay towards the building the same. 



John Sam mis 
Jacob Brush 
Timothy conklen . 
Thomas Brush senyer 
nathanill Williams . 
James freeze. 
John Titus 
Henery Titus 
John Conkline 
abiall Titus 
James Chichester Ju. 
James Chichester 
Jcob Brush 
David Rogers . 
Nathaniel ketcham 
daniel Chitester 
John deanes 
Jeremiah wood 
mickel Wareng 
Eponetus Piatt 
John brush and his sons 
John Rogers 
John Ketcham 
Zebulun Whitman 
John wood hunter 
Benjamin Tedd 
Edward Brush 
Richard brush . 
Jeremiah Hobert Juner. 



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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



305 



thomas Ketcham 
nathaniell Whitman 
Ephraim Ketcham 
Robert Brush 
David sammis 
John Ketcham Junor 
Timothy Conkline 
Abiel Titus 
James white 
Silas Sammis 
Thomas Brush 
(File No. 132.) 



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[TOWN MEETING.] 



[171 1, May I.] 

Att a town Meeting the first of may in the year 171 1 : 

Were Chosen for trustees for this present year Justis 
John Wickes Just John wood Capt : Thomas Wickes John 
Ketcham John brush Epenetus Piatt and Joseph Rogers 
the day above written Jeremiah Hobard was Chosen Col- 
lector for this present year: 

The same day was Jonas Piatt Juner Chosen Constable 
for this year the same day was Justis Wickes and Epenetus 
Piatt Chosen Assessors for this present year. 

The same day was Epenetus Piatt Supravisor lor this 
year. 

The same day was Justis wood Cpt Wickes John Ketch- 
am and Epenetus Piatt Chosen Surveyers for this present 
year. 

The same day was Epenetus Piatt Chosen toun Clarke 
for this present year. 

The same day was Jonas Piatt Juner Chosen pound 
keeper for this present year. 



3o6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The same day it was Voated in the town meeting 
Whether they were willing to build a new Meeting house 
and it was A Clear voat that it should be done by the town 
and that the trustees should have the Management of the 
whole matter according to their discression.* 
(Town Meetings, p. 218.) 



[DEED. ALEXANDER BRYANT AND WIFE 
TO JOHN SLOSS.] 

[Description.] 

[171 1, Sept. II.] 

Omveys: All that certain tract or parcel of land man- 
nour or lordship situate lying & being within the limits ol 
Suifolk County on the island of Nassau or Long Island to 
the east of Huntington Bay stretching unto the sound & 
bounded on ths south & west & north cS: northeast by the 
salt water & on y^' southeast by the equal fourth & quarter 
part of y" brookf that leads to Crab meadow containing by 
estimation fifteen hundred acres be the same more or less 
Together with all its Right's Members Institutions & ap- 
purtances, & also all houses edifices buildings barns stables 

[ *Th:s vote at a town meeting upon the question of build- 
ing a meeting house shows how thoroughly the church and the 
town government were blended. The old meeting house on 
"meeting house brook" (now Prime Avenue), was built about 
1665, forty-six years prior to the date of this record. It was 
probably small and inconvenient and the increasing population 
doubtless required better accommodations. As we shall soon 
discover, the choosing a location for the new meeting house 
occasioned a violent controversy. — C. R. S.] 

[f This word " brook " is probably a clerical error made in 
recording. It probably should be "beach." — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 307 

orchards, (gardens, yards backsides easements lands tene- 
ments proffitts meadows feedings pastures woods, under- 
woods ways rents issues profits emolluments commodities 
common of pastures heredettaments & appurtances to said 
tract or parcel of land mannor or Lordship & other the 
premises of every part or parcel of them belonging or in 
wise appertaining etc. 

[File Eaton's Neck Papers, I) 



[EXCHANGE OF LAND. JOHN ROGERS.] 

[1712, March 10. J 

These presents testifyeth an agreement and Exchange of 
Land betwen John rogers of the town of Huntington on 
the one part and Jonathan Scuddar of the afore sd. town 
on the other part have Exchanged two Certain pieces of 
Land Know y*^ there for that the afare sd. John Rogers 
have and do by these presents Change Six acres of Land 
with the afor sd. Jonathan Scudder situate Lying and 
being in the west neck on the west side adjoining to the 
South side of the sd. Jonathan Scuddai"s Land I do by 
these presents Change for six acres in the west neck att 
the south end of the sd. John rogers his Land I do by 
these presents alienate assigne and make over the afore sd 
SIX acres of land from me my heirs ex*^ and adms"" for ever 
to the afore sd Jonathan Scuddar to him his heirs exrs. 
admrs. and assignes for ever to have hold use occupy and 
enjoy forever and do bv these presents promise and en- 
gage my selte &c to defend the sd land from any person 
or persons whatsoever that shall or may Lay any jurt 
Claim to the same to hinder the sd. Jonathan Scudder or 
his successors ni his or their quiett possession In testimony 
where of he the sd. John rogers hath sett to his hand and 



308 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

fixed his seale the tenth day of march in the Eleventh year 
o{ the reigne of Queen Anne of Great brittain and in the 
year i/H 

Signed sealed and delivered John Rogers [Seal] 
in the presents of us 
Jonas platt 
Epenetus Platt 

Memorandum that on the lo of March iy\f Appeared 
before John wickes one of his Maj Justices of the peace 
for the County of Suffolk the within named John Rogers 
and doth acknowledge The within writen convaince to be 
his free and voUantary act and deed. 

Test. John Wickes. 
(File No. 95.) 

[DIVISION OF JONAS WOOD'S LAND.] 

[171 2, March 20.] 

Whereas Jonas wood of Huntington of Late deceased 
did Leave all his right of meadow and upland on a neck on 
the South side of this Island on a neck Comonly known 
by the name of the East neck to his three sons Jeremiah, 
Jonas and Timothy wood and Epenetus Platt (nvning 
Jonas his part there fore we the sd. Jeremiah wood Tim- 
othy wood and Epenetus Platt have made a division by 
Lott as followeth two Lots on the west side of the sd. neck 
falleth to Jeremiah wood and the two Lots on the East 
side of the sd. neck falleth to Timothy wood and the Lott 
Called the Comon meadow Lott falleth to Epenetus Platt 
and this is to Remaine as a division to us and Each of us 
our heirs and assigns for ever as witness our hands this 
twentyeth day of march in the eleventh year of the Reign 
of Queen Anne and in the year 17^ 
(File No. 97.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3O9 

[TOWN MEETING,] 

[1712, May 6.] 

Att a town meeting the 6"' of may in the year 17 12. 

Were Chosen for trustees for this present year Just John 
Wickes Just John wood Cpt thomas Wickes John Ketcham 
John brush Epenetus Piatt and Joseph Rogers the day 
above written Jeremiah Wood was Chosen Collector for 
this present year. 

The same day was David Sammis Chosen Constable for 
this present year. 

The same day was Justis wickes and Epenetus Piatt 
chosen assessors for this present year. 

The day above written Epenetus Piatt was Chosen 
supravisor for this present year. 

The same day Just wood Cpt. wicks John Ketcham and 
Epenetus Piatt were Chosen Surveyers for this present 
year. 

The same day was Justis wood and Cpt. wickes Chosen 
to take an acount of intested estates. 

The same day was James White and Daniell Kelcy 
chosen to gather the ministers rate this present year. 

The same day was Epenetus Piatt Chosen town Clarke 
for this present year. 

The day above sd. it was voated and granted by the 
major part of the town that Daniell Kelcy should have 
Leave to sett his house 6 or seven foot into the street. 

The same day it was voated by those Conserned in the 
Eastern purchases that Jeremiah Piatt shall and may Chang 
twenty acres of Land taking it up by his house and Lay- 
ing down so much at moses pound. 

May the 6"' 1712 at a town meting Huntington It was 
voated and agreed to by the major part of the town that 
the Little neck should be Lett out for ten years to the 



3IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

hiest bidder and John wickes Juner bid four pounds one 
shilling and three pence and no man bid more this four 
pound one shilling and three pence is for a year and every 
year during the terme of ten years and the money is to be 
paid in the month of march in every year. 
(Town Meetings, p. 219 J 



[AGREEMENT TO ENGAGE ROBERT MACBETH \ 
TO TEACH SCHOOL.] 

[1713, April.] 

Whearas Robert Macbeth offereth to teach scool in this 
town of Huntington both Reading Righting and Areth- 
matick we whose names are under written Considering' 
that Ignorance and lUiteratness is the broad way to pro- 
phainesse and on the Contrary that Learning and virtue is 
the way to true pyety therefore Considering the advan- 
tage of Learning and the disadvantage on the Contrary we 
think fitt for to Accept of the above sd. offer and for to pay 
unto the sd. Robert Macbeth If he shall proceed and do the 
office of a school master to the best of his skill by teaching 
to Read Right and arethmatick the severall sums we do 
affix to our names and to pay the same quarterely and att 
four even payments with in the year from this present date 

as witness our hands this day of aprille in the twelft 

year of the Reign of Queen Anne of Great brittain. 
{File No. 97.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1713, May 5.] 

Att a town meeting Huntington may the fift 1713, were 
Chosen for trustees this present year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3II 

Jus. John Wickes Just John Wood Cpt. thomas Wickes 
Epenetus Piatt John Ketcham John brush and J(jseph 
Rogers. 

The day above written Charles Saxton was Chosen Con- 
Stable. 

The same day Jonathan Scuddar was Chosen Collector. 

The same day Justis Wickes and Epenetus Piatt were 
Chosen assessors. 

The same day Justis John wickes was Chosen supravisor. 

The same day Epenetus Piatt was Chosen towne Clarke. 

The same day was Justis wood Cpt Wickes John Ketch- 
am and Epenetus Piatt chosen for surveyers 

The same day Justis wood and Cpt wickes were Chosen 
to take an acount of Infested Estates. 

The same day It was voated and agreed that the Con- 
stable shall take Care that the boys and young people in 
this towne m time of servis on the Lords day do keep with 
in the house and from playing. 

May the fift 171 3. 

Where as att a towne meeting on the sixt day of may 
Last past the towne Lett the Little neck to John wickes 
for the terme of ten years and Reserved Liberty to Butt 
timber and sundry persons having abused that Liberty by 
breaking the fence to the prejudice of the sd. wickes and 
his associates there fore it was voated at this towne meet- 
ing and agreed to by the major part of the towne that no- 
person Whatsoever shall Cut any timber of any sort ex- 
cept those that have hired the sd. neck for the fenceing and 
securing the same. 

{Town Meetings, p. 220.^ 



[NEW LAND DIVISION ORDERED.] 

[1713, May II.] 
Att a meeting of the trustees on the Eleventh of may 



312 HUNTINCITON TOWN RECORDS. 

It was voated and agreed by the trustees that there 
shall be a division of Land of ten acres on a hundred and 
it is now Stated as former divisions by the trustees all 
present. 

John Wickes, p''* 
(Town Meetings, p. 221. j 



[DIVISION OF THE PROCEEDS OF A SALE OF 

LAND.] 

[1713, Dec. 14.] 

December the 14, 1713 an account of the monv Received 
of Jacob Conklin for the Land Sold him by the town and 

how divided. 
Hundreds. 

3 to Justis Wickes and his sons 

3 to Epenetus Piatt 

1 ditto to Ep. Piatt for tho ketcham 

2 to Jonas Piatt Juner 
1 1 to will Jervis 
1 1 to Cpt. higbee 
i^ to alexander bryan 
I to obadiah Rogers 
i^ to Epenetus Piatt for Richard Gilder- 
sleeve 

I to Joseph Rogers Ep. Received 
i^ to William Jervis Junor 



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[*The seven town trustees, though annually elected, usually 
continued in office many years. The board chose its own pres- 
ident and all papers executed by the trustees were signed by 
the president only and were usually authenticated by the town's 
seal. John Wood was president of the board from 1697 to 
1701 : then John Wicks was chosen and held until 1722 ; then 
Epenetus Piatt was elected and he held the office until 1735. — 
C. R. S.] 



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HUNTINGTON' TOWN RECORDS. 313 

3 to Justis wood 
2 to Jeremiah Smith 

2 to John brush 

4 to nathaniell Ketch 2 that was Sam" 

titus his 

3 to Samuell Smith 
^ to Jeremiah Sammis 

1 to Sam" Smith lor abraham Cory 
^ to abraham smith 

2 to Cpt wickes 
41^ to widow fleet 
8ii to Jacob Conklin 2 of nat willam i^ 

of lyas sammis } hundred of david y 00 13 
Sammis 2 of the brushes 2 of his own 
2 to Jonathan scudder 
T to John titus 
I to Jonas platt sener 
•^ to tim Karle 
^ to CorneHus smith 
^ to timothy brush 
I to abiell titus 

4 to tho smith i hundred bented 
I to abiell titus Juner 

I to Robert brush 

li to John platt 

4| to John whitman 3 of John skid- 
mores ^ of tho whithed 

1 to Zebulun Whitman 

2 to Jeremiah and tuiiothy wood 
2 to Joseph and Sam" whitman 
8 to Jont Lewis 3 of bunces 2 of John 

Ingalols 
^ to John brush Juner 

1 to Samuell wood 

2 to John Sammis 
I to Nathaniell Whitman 



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to William Jonson for John higbe 

to william Jonson 

to benjamin scudder 

to Jonathan Rogers Juner 

to nathanille foster 

to Jebush Jervis 

to timothy Conkline sener. 

to Eliphalett Jervis 

to Jeremiah platt 

to John Adams 

to Timothy sender 

to Jeremiah smith Juner 

to Thomas Cory 

to Justis wickes and his sons 

to Epenetus Platt 2 hund. nat, ) 
williams 2 Jont scudder one > 
^ of tim Conklin Jr. ) 

to Justis Wood 

to Cpt. Wickes 

to Jonas Platt Juner 

to Will Jervis 

to Cpt. Higbee 

to Alexander bryan 
to Epenetus Platt for Richard gilder 
sleeve 

to William Jervis Juner 

to Jeremiah Smith 

to John brush 

to nathaniell Ketcham 

to SamuelKSmith loshillings drawback 

to Jeremiah Sammis 

to sam smith for abraham Cory 

to abraham smith 

to widow fleet 



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IIU\TI\(; TON I'OWN RKCOkDS. 315 

I to Jacob Conklin for James Cliichester 00 
I to John titus 
I to Jonas Piatt sener 
3^ to Timothv Karle of John platt i ot 
Josiah foster 
^ to Cornelius Smith 
5 to timothy brush 
I to abiall titus senor. 
6 totho Smith i hundred of bented i of ) 

tho Ketcham 1 of obediah Rog. twen- '- 03 00 o 
ty shillings of tho Smith draw back ) 
I to abiel titus Juner 00 10 o 

^ to Robert brush 00 05 O 

85 to John whitman 3of JohnSkidmoresI J 

of tho whithed 2 of Jer. hobartone of >• 04 05 O 
Joseph whitman i ot nathan whitman ) 

I to Zebulon Whitman 00 10 O 

I to John Lewis for sam. Whitmans 
hinidred 

1 to Sam Sopar that was Sam ted 2 & 

9 draw back for Rate 

2 to Jeremiah and timoth)' wood 
^ to John brush Juner. 

1 to Sam" wood 

2 to John Sammis 

1 to Nathaniell Whitman 

2 to William Jonson for John higbee 
I to William Jonson 

2 to benjamin Scuddei" 

1 to Jonathan Rogers Juner 
^ to Jebush Jarvis 
^ to Timothy Conklin sener 
I to Eliphalett Jarvis 

2 to Jeremiah platt 
I to John Adams 
5^ to Timothv Scuder 



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2 to Jeremiah Smith Jun'' 

I to Thomas Cory 

2i to Joseph Veale 

1 2 to Joseph Veale Reseved for his sister oo 

The half * * hollow Hills. 

Hundreds. 

1 to Jonas Smith 

2 to Ephram Ketcham 

3 to Thomas skidmore 
I J to Thomas Jarvis 

2 to Tho nockes 

1 to Tho. soper to Jonathan Scuder 

3 to Henry titus 

2 to Joseph wood Juner 

1 to John wood sen. 

2 to Thomas Brush sener. 
ig John Brotherton 
2 to Richard Brush 

1 to Ephram Chichester 

2 to William soper 

2 to Thomas Willits sener. 

3 to John Higbee 
i^ to Joseph Adams son of Jeremiah 

Adams oo 15 00 

ditto for a ^ hundred to Jacob Brush 
sener. 00 05 00 

2 hund. of moses Vail paid to Cornelius 

Hart 01 00 00 

the westerd perchas 
Hundreds. 

1 to Jonas Smith 

2 to Ephraim Kellam 
2 to John Cranfelds Reed. By Nathanill 

Ketcham 
? to Thomas skidmore 



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IIUNTIN(n"()X TOWN KECCJRIJS. 317 

4 to riioinas Jar\'is 

2 to tho. nokes 

1 to tho. sopers paid to Jonathan Sender 00 

3 to Henry titus hnndred t)f his fathers 

hundred 
I to Jacob Brush sener. 

2 to Joseph wood Juner 
I to Timothy Conklin funor 

1 to John wood sener 

2 to Thomas Brush sener 
I2 to John Brcjtherton 

to Joseph plate 
2 to Edward Brush 
2 to Thomas wickes Jun Jonathan 

Horned hund. 
I^ to Richard Brush 
I to Ephriam Chichester 
^ to John Conkhn 

1 to nathan whitman 
2^ Joseph Udall 
I^ to Joseph Adams son of Jeremiah 

Adams oo 02 03 

ditto for ^ hundred oi Jacob brush 
sener 00 01 01^ 

2 hund. of Moses Vail paid to Cornelius 

Hart* 00 03 00 

{File No. 102.; 

[*This is the first instance of a division of the proceeds of a 
sale of lands by the town trustees among those who contribu- 
ted to procuring the Colonial grants to the town. Jacob Conk- 
lin, who bought the land, was a noted person of the period. 
He bought large tracts of land, chiefly about Half Hollow Hills, 
and was the ancestor of the late Jesse Conklin, of Babylon. 
How he acquired the large sums of money which he disbursed 
during this period in the purchase of lands was a mystery nev- 
er fully solved. The list is valuable as showing the names of 
residents of Huntington at that time. — C. R. S.] 



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3l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1714, May 4.] } 

Att a town Meeting in Huntington May the 4*'' 1714 

Were Chosen for trustees this present year Jus* John 
Wickes Just John wood Cpt Thomas Wickes John Ketch- 
am John Brush Joseph Rogers and Epenetus Piatt. 

The day above written John Bryan was Chosen Con- 
stable. 

The same day Nathaniell Ketcham was cosen Collector. 

The same day Justis wickes and Epenetus Piatt were 
cosen assesors 

The same day Justis Wickes was chosen supravisor. 

The same day Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clark. 

The same day was J ustis wood Cp* Wickes John 
Ketcham and Epenetus Piatt chosen for surveyers 

The same day Justis wood and Cp' Wickes were 
Chosen to take an account Intested Estates 

The same day Jonas Piatt Juner was Chosen pound 
keeper. 

Att A town meeting may the 4*^ 1714- 

It was voated and agreed to by the Major part of the 
town to sell so much Land as will defray the money that 
was Last year Expended about our town arerages of quitt 
rent. 

{Town Meetings, p. 221.) 



[FAMILY RECORDS. HUBERT, KETCHAM, 
CARTER.] 

[1714 — 1682.] 
Jeremiah hubart mared to Rebeckah Brush on the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 319 

eight Day of febuarey In the year 1682 

Jeremiah hubart son of Jeremiah hubart born hi y eight 
Daye of Jenuarey In y® yeare 1683 

Esekell hubart son of Jeremiah born in September the 1$^^ 
1686. 

EUsabeth hubart Dafter of Jeremiah hubart was born in 
febuarey the 4*'' 1689. 

Joseph hubart son of Jeremiah hubart was born In Nov 
ember the 6"' 1692 

EUsebeth Ketcham Dafter of Samuell Ketcham Jun' was 
Borne y" fifteen Day of Jeanuary In y® year of our lord 
1698. 

Mary Ketcham Dafter of Samuell Kectam Jun^ was bom 
y* 18 Daye of August In y" yeare of our lord 1699. 

Deberah Ketcham Dafter of Samuell Ketcham Jun"" was 
borne y® 8 day of May In y*" year of our lord 1701. 

Samuell Ketcham sone of Samuelle Ketcham Jun' was 
borne y" 1$^^ Day of March In y^ yeare of our lord 1706. 
{Book Surveys a/icZ Land Grants, pp. 152-3.) 



John Ketcham son of John Ketcham was born In febuary 
y* 2^ In y^ year 1689. 

Phillip Ketcham son of John Ketcham was born In y^ 
seventh of March in y^ year 1691 

Elisebeth Ketcham Dafter of John Ketcham was bom 
In Aprill y^ 22 1693 

David Ketcham Son of John Ketcham was born In 
August y*^ 19, 1695, 

Lavina Ketcham Dafter of Thomas Ketcham was bom 
y" 13*'' Day of March In y*" year 1704. 

Rebeca Ketcham Dafter of Thomas Ketcham was bom 
y* twenty eight Day of Aprille Iny" year of our lord 1708. 
{Book Surveys and Land Grants, p. 155.) 



320 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Sarah Carter Dafter of Mary Carter was Born y* 
seventh Day of Jeanuary In y* yeare of our Lord Christ 
i7o|. 

{Book Surveys and Land Grants, p. 157.) 



Jemina Sender Dafter of Jonathan Sender was borne In 
y^ six Day of October In y'' year of our Lord 1708. 

Jonathan Sender son of Jonathan sender was born the 
second Day of March In y® year of our Lord 1710. 

Jacob Conklen sonn of Timithy Conklen Juner was 
Born the twenty of March In y*^ yeare of our Lord 1697. 

Timithy Conklen sonn of Timithy Conklin Junr was 
born y" twenty one of febuarey In y*^ yeare of our Lord 
1698. 

Ebishebey Conklin Dafter of Timothy Conklen Jun"^ 
was Born In August y'' 14^*^ 1702. 

Thomas Conklen son of Timithy Conklen Junr was born 
in Desember y'" twelfe In y*^ year 1704. 

Jeremiah Conkling Son of Timothy Conkling Jun"" was 
Born y" twelfe Day of August In y'^ yeare of our lord 
i7o|. 

Sarah Conkline Daughter of Timothy Conkline Juner 
was born on the twenty Eight day of January in the year 
of our Lord Christ 17^ 

David Conkline and Mary Conkline son and daughter 
of timothy Conkline Juner was born on the twenty Ninth 
day of March in the year 17 14. 

{Book of Surveys and Land Grants, p. 152-3.) 



[A PERPETUAL COMMON.] 

[1715, March 11.] 

March the 11^^ I7|| 
At a trustee meeting and all the trustees present it was 



HUNTIXCrroN TOWN RECORDS. 32I 

voted and agreed to that all the undivided Land between 
grounniit hollow and stoney brook shall be and Remain 
to tiie towns use for perpetuall Comons also it was voated 
and agreed to that all the undivided Land from the East 
side of the hollow that is Called the Crooked hollow along 
by the old path to the hollow ponds and so to the west side 
of the south hollow that goeth down by Jeremiah huberts 
shall bee and Remain for perpetuall comons. 

John Wickks pd. 
(Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 100.) 

[THE NEW CHURCH.*] 

[1715, March i8.] 
These are to give notice unto all the In habitants of the 
towne of Huntinton that the Majer part of sd In habit- 
ants Doth agree to gitt timber for a new meting hcjuse ; 
to be sett upon the East hill a Cording to Lott all Redy 
Drawd : y* sd In habitants * * part of sd Inhabitants 
that are willing to premot such a Desine may apere att 
the house of Justice wood of sd. toun and thay may have 
there order what to Do upon the beginning of next weak 
to say on Monday Morning at Eight of the Clock Datted 
at Huntinton March 18 Day and in first yere of the Ravn 
of our sovarane Lord george : King of gratt Brittain 
Anno Dom iy\^ 
{File No. 111.) 



[THE NEW CHURCH.] 

[No date.] 

The west end men that Consented to the Lott. 

[* The people in the "west end", so called, wanted the meet- 
ing house built in the hollow where the old one then stood; 
those at the "east end" wanted it on the hill where the present 
Presbyterian Church stands. — C. R. S. | 



322 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Epenetus Piatt John brush tho brush nathan whitman 
Jeremiah Hobart Jont Scuddar Jeremiah wood James 
Chichester Junr John Conkline Nathnl Williams John 
sammis obadiah Rogers Cornelius smith James White 
david sammis Silas sammis Edward brush nathaniell 
Whitman John Whitman Joseph Whitman Joseph Rogers. 

The men of the west end that did not Consent to Cast- 
ing a Lott Jacob Conkline tho Ketcham Ephraim Chi- 
chester Sam" Ketcham Sam" Ketcham Jun"" Ephraim 
Ketcham Isaac Sammis Sam" Whitman Zebulun Whitman 
Richard brush Benjamin Tedd david Rogers Jacob brush 
Henry titus tho brush sener James percs Jacob brush 
Juner John Rogers James Chichester daniell Chichester 
timothy Conkline tim Conkline Juner John Ketcham John 
Ketcham Juner philip Ketcham John titus nathaniell 
Ketcham abiell titus Juner abiell titus John davis george 
perks george Debill James Kelcy Jere Hobart Juner 
Robert brush John brush Juner Isaac brush John wood 
John peebody timothy wood. 
{File No. 112. 



[THE NEW CHURCH.] 

[171 5, March 25.] 

March y" 25, 1715. 
To the trustees that are for Building the meeting hous 
In y'' hollow Conterary to the lott Cast wee tender you to 
Leave Itt to three ministers you Chousing one and wee the 
other upon the main side and the too ministers so Chousen 
to Chouse the third to Judge whether wee ought to stand 
to the Lott or no you Sending one man and we another to 
aquaint them how the matter is for peace and quiettness 
Sake that Soo we may be united amoung us and thatt wee 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 323 

may live to gethcr like Christians as wee ought to do wee 
Desir you to your answer by the 26th of this Instant. 
(File No. 110.) 



[LEFT TO ARBITRATION.] 

[1715, April 15.J 

Huntington Apariel y^ 15, 1715. 
Whereas there is a defaranc in this toun a bout seting a 
meeting hous the toun hath chos Ten men for a Comitte 
to a gree to leve the defarnc to the Judgment of men wee 
hav mutaly agreed to Leve the whol matar In defarnc to 
Mr magnis minister of Jemeco and Mr pomarary minastar 
of neutoun and Mr wolcy of oystar bav to meake a full 
determination of y*" matar wher y'' meeting hous shall stand 
and wee hav a greed to send ten men of each party to re- 
leat the whol matar to them. 
{File No. 113.; 



[THE TOWN TAX.] 

[1715, April 30.] 

Southold y« 30"' April 171 5. 
Then Received of Mr Nathanail Ketcham coUecter of 
Huntington bv the hands of M"" Jacob Brush a Receipt for 
y'' pavment of 13 126. unto John wickes esq and nine 
pounds seven shillings & six pence in money which is 
twenty thre pounds being y" sd Town of Huntingtons pre- 
portion of the County Rate made y° s**" day of October 
last by me BENJAMIN YouNCiS 

13 12 6 Treasurer 

9 07 6 

£2^ 00 o 

(File No. 104.) , ^ 



324 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1 71 5, May 3.1 

Att A town Meeting- May the third 171 5 

Were Chosen trustees for this present year Justis 
Wickes Justis \Vo(xl Cpt Higbee, thomas Smith Joseph 
Rogers John adams and Epenetus Piatt 

The day abov sd Justis Wood and John adams were 
Chosen assessors for this present year. 

The day abov sd. Jonas Piatt sener was Chosen Collector 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd. John Wickes was Chosen Constable 
for this present year. 

The day abov sd. Justis wood Epenetus Piatt John 
Wickes June' and Jeremiah Wood was Chosen surveyers 
for this present year : 

The day abov sd. Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for this present year. 

The clay abov sd. Epenetus Piatt was Chosen supravisor 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Jonas Piatt Jun"" was Chosen pound 
keeper for this present year. 

The day abov sd. Justis Wood and Cpt Wickes was 
Chosen to take an acount of infested Estates. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 222.) 



[THE NEW CHURCH.] 



[1715, June 14.] 

These presents testyfy that with a Designe of a Loving 
and amicable Issue of the unhappy Differences between 
the Inhabitants of the west part and the Inhabitants of the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 325 

east part of the town of Huntington on Nassaw Island in 
the province of New yorke and in order to the peacable 
uniting of all the Inhabitants of sd. town in Worshiping the 
Lord god together in one place of Worship, there have 
been mutuall submissions and Condesentions between all 
the sd. Inhabitants as foUoweth viz Imprimis the sd. In- 
habitants of the west part have submitted and doe hereby 
submitt and Condesend unto and agree with the sd. In- 
habitants of the East part that full Liberty be granted to 
Remove the frame of the New meeting house Erected in 
the hollow unto the East hill so Caled and the demands of 
sd west part may be understood by the Condesentions of 
the Inhabitants of sd. East part On the other hand the sd 
Inhabitants of the East part have submitted and do hereby 
submitt and Condescend unto and agree with the sd In- 
habitants of the west part that they sd. Inhabitants of the 
East part removing said frame from the hollow to sd East 
hill will make satisfaction to the sd west part for the 
Charges they have bin at for erecting sd. frame in money 
what hath bin paid in money and in manuall Labour an- 
swerably in Labour and will Erect sd. frame on sd. East 
hill and will also perfect the sd. house with all Convenient 
speed, the seating of sd. meeting house being Excepted 
Excepting also the Charges for the actuall Raising sd. 
frame in the hollow, and in testimony and for the Confir- 
mation of all the above mentioned Condescentions and 
agreements Each Committee of the sd. parts of sd. town 
have hereunto sett to their hands in Huntington this 14"' 
day of June 171 5 and in the first year of the Reign of kiug 
George of great brittain &c. 

Epenetus Platt John Wickes 

Jacob Conkline John wood 

Committee for the west part John Platt 

signed in the presents of John Wickes Jun. 

Nathan gold Jonathan Rogers 



326 huntington town records. 

Joseph Bishop William Jarvis 

Elisha Holly Alexander Bryan 

THOMAS Jarvis 
Thomas Wickes 
Eliphelett wood 
Joseph Wood 
Charles sexton 
The Committee of the East part. 
{Tcnvn Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 223,) 



Huntington June 14''' 171 5 
p"" Vote the Inhabitants of the East and West part of the 
town Convened in the meeting hous have all agreed that 
the agreements and Condescentions within be Entred upon 
the publick Record of the town pr. the town Clerk not one 
dissenting from this vote. 

Entered on Record pr mee Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, p. 124 and File No. 114.) 



[AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE NEW 
CHURCH.] 

[1715, June 24.] 

Whereas there is a Mutuall agreement and Condescen- 
tion between the East end of the town of Huntington and 
the west end about Removing the frame of the meeting 
house Erected in the hollow to the East hill as may apear 
by a wrihting baring date the 14*'' of this Instant June 
signed by a Comittee on Each part both East and west 
wherein it doth apear that the East part are to Remove sd. 
frame to sd. East hill at their own proper Charge and these 
are to make known to all persons both now and hereafter 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 327 

to be Conserned that the west end (so caled and all those 
that were builders in the hollow are so distinguished from 
the East end.) are after the house is Erected on the sd. 
East hill and perfected acording to agreement are to have 
Equall privcledge in and with the sd. house as if the whole 
town had built the sd. house in Equall proportion acording 
to Estates in testimony where of and for uniting and Con- 
tinuing us all in peace Love and unity and for preventing 
further discord and dissention amongst us and to shew our 
true design of peace we the principall members of the East 
part for our selves and our asosiates have sett to our hands 
in Huntington this 24"' day of June in the first year of the 
Reigne of king george of great brittain ffrance and Ireland 
ano domini 171 5, 

William Jarvis Jun John Wood 

Joseph Platt Ebenezer Blachly. 

Benjamin Scuddar John Platt 

Cornelius Smith Thomas Smith 

daniell Kelcy Jonas Platt 

John Bryan John Wickes 

Jeremiah Smith '"' 

ElIPHALETT wood THO X SKIDMORE 

Charles sexton "'^''^ 

THOMAS wickes JOHN WICKES Jn. 

THOMAS Jarvis William Jarvis 

Jeremiah Smith 
Entered pr me Epenetus Platt town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 224, and File iVo. 115,^ 



[A LANDING PLACE.] 

[1715, Sept. 19.] 

September the 19''' i/iS- 
By Vertue of an order from the trustees we have Laid 



328 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Out A high way along by Mr Joneses Lott att the harbour 

four rods wide and also from that high way four rods wide 

Down to the Dock and so along by the dock to thomas 

Smiths meadow four rods wide and also we have Laid out 

from the dock by thomas Jervises a hy way four rods wide 

Round the norwest point of the meadow for the Conven- 

iency of Coming at the Crick thatch : and also we Laid out 

four Rods wide from the dock by tho : Jervises Down to 

widow ffleets for a landing place. 

John Wood ) e 

John Wickes f Sarvayers 

Recorded by me Epenetus Piatt town Clerke. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 222.) 



[DIVISION OF EAST NECK, SOUTH.] 

[1716, Apr. II.] 

April the 11, 17 16. 
Articles of agreement made and concluded concerning 
the dividing the Land belonging to us on the East Neck 
without the fence is as foUoweth we have laid out three 
300 hundred Rods North from the highway across the neck 
runing from Santepogue bounds to the path that leads up 
the neck to the town the Jirst lot doth belong to John Sam- 
mis and is 37 rods wide the second lot doth belong to Jacob 
Brush Sen"" and Tho'' Brush & is 37 rods wide the third lot 
doth belong to the Sammisses and is 36 rods wide the fourth 
lot is belonging to Joseph Wood Zebulun Whitman & 
Nath' Ketch™ and is 35 rods wide to be equally divided 
among them three in order as they are sett down, the 
fifth lot belongs to Richard & Thomas Brush and is 40 rods 
wide, the sixth lot belongs to Samuel Smith and is 115 
rods wide : And all the Land on the East side of the path 



HUNTINCiTOK TOWN RECORDS. 329 

to town and in the fork to Joseph Wood and Thomas 
Fleets bounds of their purchass and North to the head of 
the swamp and Westward to the path that leads to town 
and thence along the path to the neck fence belongs to 
John Brush Epenetus Piatt, Jeremiah Wood and Timothy 
Wood to be divided by the John Brush Epenetus Piatt 
Jeremiah Wood and Timothy Wood as they see cause as 
Witness our hands the day and year above written. 

John Sammis 

his 

Jacob x Brush 

mark 

Thomas Brush 
Silas Sammis 
Samuel Smith 
Zebulun Whitman 
Nathaniel Ketcham 
Richard Brush 
John Brush 
Jeremiah Wood 
Epenetus Platt. 

Recorded by me Clerk Epenetus Platt 
{File No. 118.) 



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[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1716, May I.] 

May the first 1716. 
Att A town Meeting were Chosen for trustees for this 
present vear Jus John Wickes Jus John Wood Ci)t Thomas 
Wickes Cpt Thomas Higbee, Epenetus Platt Joseph Rog- 
ers and John Wickes. 



330 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The same Day Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for this present year. 

The same Day Phillip Ketcham was Chosen Collector 
for this present year. 

The same Da}^ Thomas Brush Juner was Chosen Con- 
stable for this present year. 

The same day was Jus John Wood and Epenetus Piatt 
Chosen assessors for this present year. 

The same day was Epenetus Piatt Chosen Supervisor. 

The same day Jus John Wood Epenetus Piatt John 
Wickes Jun and Jeremiah Wood were Chosen surveyers 
for this present year. 

The same day Jus John wood and Cpt thomas Wickes 
were Chosen to take anacount of intested Estates this year. 

The same day it was voated that the surveyers should 
be fence viewers. 

The same day it was voated that the Constable should 
take Care that there be no disorder on the Sabath in the 
time of Divine servis and to be paid for the same by the 
towne yearly. 

The same day was Jonas Piatt Juner Chosen pound 
keeper for this present year. 

The day above sd it was voated and Consented that they 
should have a sheperd in the town and that Eliph Risdon 
should be the man. 

{Town Meeting.^, Vol. 1, p. 225.) 



[1716, Dec. 18.] 

New York 18 Dec. 17 16. 

Then Received of Mr Phillip Ketcham Collector of 

Huntington In Suffolk County y*^ sume of thirty eight 

Pounds eighteen shillings & eight pence half penny Tax 

Besides y'' treasurers salary on y*" fifth & sixth payment of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33 1 

y* ;^ioooo Tax \v''^ was payable y'" Last day of May & y® 
Last day of November Last past I say Rec'' by me. 
£^8 i8 8 A. D. Peyster 

treasurer. 
{File No. 106.) 



[JAMES WHITE'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1717— 1707.] 

Stephen White the son of James White Was born the 
thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ 
one thousand seven hundred and seven. 

James white and John White twins of James White were 
born on the twenty first day of September in the year one 
thousand seven hundred and nine. 

Deborah White the Daughter of James White was born 
the twenty fift day of June in the year one thousand seven 
hundred (S: twelve. 

Israeli White the son of James White was born on the 
twenty third day of October in the year one thousand 
seven hundred and fourteen. 

Peter White son of James White was born on the twenty 
seventh day of January in the year one thousand seven 
hundred and sixteen seventeen. 

Recorded by me Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1717, March 16.] 
At a trustee meeting the 16"' of march iy\^ 



332 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

We the trustees of the freeholders and Comality of Hun- 
tington do order and appoint that all the undivided Land 
joyning to the Round swamp which is on the south side of 
the Land of Joseph wood Juner at the hollow be Left and 
Remain for a perpetuall Comon for the public benefitt and 
good of the town and other his Majestyes Leige people 
for water and other benefits and we do order the town 
Gierke to enter this in the town book as a publick Record. 

John Wickes pd. 
Entered acording to order pr me 

Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 225 ) 



[A NEW DIVISION ORDERED.] 

/ [171 7, March 20.] 

Att A trustee Meeting the 20'^ of March iy\-\ all being 
present It was agreed to Make a new division of ten acres 
to a hundred in the ould Division of this town. 

John Wickes pd. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 107.) 



[1717, March 20.] 

Memorandum, all the former Divisions in this town is 
put to gea * * is 46 acres to a hundred, except gift 
hundreds which is 38 and a halfe. March the 20"' 17-J-f. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, ]>. 106.) 



[TOWN MEETING. MR. WOOLSEY TO ASSIST 
MR. JONES AS MINISTER.] 

[171 7, May 7.] 
Att A town meeting may the 7"' 171 7- were Chosen for 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 333 

trustees for this present year 

John Wickes Esqr John wood Esqr Cpt thomas Wickes 
Cpt thomas Higbee Epenetus Piatt Joseph Rogers & John 
Piatt 

The day aboresd were Chosen assessors for this present 
year John Wood Esq and Epenetus Piatt 

The day abovsd was chosen for Collector for this pres- 
ent year John Titus: 

The day abovsd Ezekiell Hobart was Chosen Constable 

The day abovsd Justis wood John wickes Jimer Epene- 
tus Piatt and Jeremiah wood were Chosen surveyers for 
the ensuing year 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town clerk 
for the year. 

The day abov sd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for this year. 

The dav abov sd. Justis wood and Cpt wickes were 
Chosen to take an acount of intested Estates 

The day abov sd Jonas Piatt was Chosen pound keeper 
this vear 

The day abov sd it was voated and agreed to sell the 
Quid meeting house to the highest bider by way of vandue 
and it was sold to Jonas Piatt Juner for five pounds and 
two shillings to be paid in a year and to give security for 
the payment as afor sd. 

The day abovsd it was voated in the town meeting 
whether they were willing to get Mr Wolcey to asist Mr 
Jones in the ministry in this town and it was a Clear voat 
none Dissenting. 

{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 227 ) 



[1717, June 3.J 

Att a trustees meeting June the 3"''^ 171 7 Justis Wickes 
was Chosen president for this present year. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 123.) 



^i 



334 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[JOHN ROGERS'S BOND TO TRUSTEES.] 

[171 7, July 20.] 

Know all men by these presents that I John Rogers of 
huntington in the County of Suffolk on the Island of Nas- 
saw in the province of new yorke am held and firmly 
bound unto John Wickes esq. Capt thomas Wickes John 
Wood Cpt Thomas Higbee Epenetus Piatt Joseph Rogers 
and John Piatt present trustees of the free holders and 
Comonality of the town of Huntington in the full and just 
sum of one hundred pounds of good Currant money of 
this province to be paid unto the above named trustees 
their Certain attorney heirs and successors the which pay- 
ment well and truely to be made and done I do bind my 
selfe my heirs Ex" and adm*" jointly and severally and 
firmly by these presents sealed with my scale and dated 
this twentyeth day of July in the third year of the Reign 
of King George of great brittain ff ranee and Ireland anno 
Domini 1717. 

The Condition of the above written obligation is such 
that If the above bounden John Rogers his heirs Ex"' and 
adm'' and every of them do and shall for his and their parts 
and behalfe stand to obey abide observe and in and by all 
things well and truely performe the Award arbitrament 
determination finall end and judgment of Henry Lloyd 
Esqur George Townsend esqur and James Townsend all 
of queens County arbitrators in and indefferently Chosen 
elected and named by the sd. John Rogers as on the part 
and behalfe of the above named John wickes thomas 
wickes John wood thomas Higbee Epenetus Piatt Joseph 
Rogers and John Piatt present trustees as above sd. to 
award arbitrate order judge divide determine and finall 
end to make of for upon and concerning all and all manner 
of actions and causes of actions suits strifes trespasses dif- 
ferences Quarrels specialties Judgments Extents or any 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 335 

Other matter, or thing about and Concerning the division 
of a certain parcell of Land and meadow within the Town 
of huntington or other matter or thing depending pro- 
vided always the sd. award arbitrament order determina- 
tion division finall end and judgment of the s*^ arbitrators 
for or upon the premises be made and Given us in writing 
under their hands and seals Ready to be delivered unto 
the "^ partys On or before the Last day of august next to 
come then this Obligation to be void and of No effect or 
use to be and remain in full force and vigor. 

signed sealed and JOHN ROGERS [Seal.] 

delivered in p'senc of 

Elickim smith. 
{File No. 133.; 



[HENRY LLOYD TO HAVE A PEW IN THE 
CHURCH.] 

[1 71 7, Aug. 6.] 

Huntington August the 6^^ 1717 
It is this day ordered and agreed by the Major part of 
the Trustees of the town that Henry Lloyd of Queens 
Village shall have Liberty to build a pew in the Meeting 
house at his own Cost and Charge for the use of his family 
and his heirs provided that he shall not make use of that 
priveledge to the introduction of any minister to officiate 
in sd. meeting house of any different purswasion then is or 
has been usuall in this place here to fore but in Case he 
does the sd. pew shall acrew to the use of the town as 
much as If this priveledge had not been granted. 

John Wickes pd. 
by order of the trustees Recorded by me 

Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 226.) 



33^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[ARBITRATION BETWEEN THE TRUSTEES 
AND JOHN ROGERS.] 

[1717, Aug. 27.] 

Whereas Reference Being Left Unto us Whose Names 
are hereunder Written Henry Lloyd James Townsend 
and George Townsend of Queens County on y" Island of 
Nassaw In y" Colony of New York Arbitrators In and 
Indifferently elected and chosen & named By John Wickes 
Thomas Wickes John Wood Thomas Higbee Epenetus 
Piatt Joseph Rogers and John Piatt present Trustees of 
y'' Towne of Huntington of y'' one part and John Rogers 
of Huntington afore sd. on y" other part to arbitrate order 
judge divide determine and flinall end to Make of ffor 
upon and Concerning y* Division of a Certain parcell of 
Salt Mash or Meadow Situate Lying & being in Hunting- 
ton afore sd. as may appear by Bonds of Arbitration bear- 
ing Date y*" twentyeth day of July Last past, and y*^ Mead- 
ow is Lying on y'^ East side of y*" salt Meadow which y'' sd. 
John Rogers formerly Bought of Timothy Scudder & 
y'' Meadow now In y® possession of Thomas Smith and 
bounded on y'' East by y' Run of Water that Runs outt of 
fifleetts well Into y'' Harbour Wherefore Hearing y'-' Aliga- 
tions as well of y° sd. John Wickes Thomas Wickes John 
W(K3d Thomas Higbee Epenetus Piatt Joseph Rogers and 
John Piatt y*" sd. Trustees as of y*" sd. John Rogers Wee 
y" sd. Henry Loyd James Townsend and George Town- 
send do hereby award Arbitrate and Determine that y*" sd. 
John Rogers shall have his full part share and preportion 
of y'^ afore sd. Salt Marsh or Meadow and joyning on y* 
East side of y'' Maine Creek as hereafter bounded Begin- 
ning att y'' Highway that Leads westward ffrom Capt. 
Thomas Higbees house on y^ East side of y" Brook thence 
Ranging North twenty five degrees east by y® upland 
twenty six rods thence North Twenty eight degrees West 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33/ 

ffifty one rods to y*" Lower end of y*^^ salt Marsh and then 
Bounded Westwardly and South vvardh' bv V afore sd. 
Creek to y'' Highway ffirst Mentioned and thence to 
y*" first bounds and wee y'' sd. Arbitrators do Like wise 
award Arbitrate and determine that y'' sd. Trustees and all 
rest of y'' proporiators that have nott sold their Rii^-hts In 
y'" afore sd. Meadow shall enjoy ally'" Rest and Remaining 
part of the afore sd. Salt Marsh or Meadow accoicling to 
y® Rights they possess and Whereas there is a Dispute 
between sd. John Rogers & y'' Trustees in behalf of y® 
Towne Concerning a point of Up Land between y" Marsh 
or Meadow on y' west side of y'' Maine Creeke & y' High- 
way & sd Rogers nott Making any other rights appear 
than that he took y"" same up in part of his share of Undi- 
vided Land we do hereby order & determine that y" sd. 
point of upland* shall Remaine To y^ use of y'^ Towne as 
heretofore In Witness Whereof wee have hereunto Sett 
our Hands & seals this twenty seventh da}' of August In 
y® fourth Year of his Majestys Reigne annoy Domini one 
Thousand seven hundred & seventeen. 

H' Lloyd [Seal.] 
James Townsend [Seal.] 
Geo. Townsend [Seal.] 
{File No. 109.) 



[CUTTING BARK PROHIBITED.] 

[171 8, April 26.] 

Aprill the 26'^ 1718. 
Att A trustee Meeting all being present Whereas there 



[ *There is a survey and carefully made map of the premises 
above described, dated the same year (17 17,) in the Town 
Clerk's Office. The land is located on the east side of Hun- 
tington Harbor, adjoining the highway on the east and on the 
south by the road crossing the creek at the head of the harbor. 
The most of it is still owned by the town. — C. R. S.] 



338 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

is great damag-e done b}' getting of bark in this town and 
dayly Complaints made to us the trustees and for the pre- 
venting of the same for the future we do hereby order 
that no person or persons whatsoever shall Get any bark 
on the undivided Land by Cutting down any trees or peel- 
ing any standing trees within this town ship for this pres- 
ent year on the penalty of five shillings for each tree so 
peeled to be paid to the trustees for the use of the town 
and If any person so ofending shall Neglect or Refuse to 
pay the forfiture above mentioned that then the same to 
be taken by distress and sale of the ofenders goods Re- 
turning the overplush after the Charge and penalty is paid. 

John Wickes p'' [Seal.] 
(File No. 103.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1 71 8, May 6.] 

Huntington May the 6"' 1718 at a town meeting were 
Chosen for trustees for this present year John Wickes 
Esqr John wood Epenetus Piatt Cpt. thomas Wickes Ci)t 
thomas Higbee Joseph Rogers and John Piatt. 

The day abov sd. Justis wood John wickes Epenetus 
Piatt and Jeremiah wood were Chosen surveyers for this 
present year. 

The day abovsd. Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for this present year : The day abov. sd. John wickes Juner 
and thomas smith were Chosen to taKC an acount of in- 
tested estates forr assessors were chosen John platt and 
John whitman for this present year : Thomas wickes Junr 
was chosen Collector for this present year: Jonathan 
Wickes was Chosen Constable for this present year : the 
day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen Clerk for this pres- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 339 

ent year: The day abovsd it was voatedand agreed by the 
major part of the town that thomas Cory shall have the 
benefitt of the pound and the i)r()htt of the poimdage ac- 
cording to comon custom he repairing the pcjund at his 
own charge for this present year. 

The day abovsd it was voated and granted that Joseph 
stratton shall have Liberty to build a seller on the north 
side of the high way in the side of the iiill northerly from 
the house he bought of James white. 

Entered pr. me Epenetus Piatt 

Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 227.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1719., May 5.] 

Huntington att a towne meeting May the fifth 17 19. 

Were Chosen for trustees for this present year Jus John 
wickes, Jus John Wood Cpt Wickes Epenetus Piatt Joseph 
Rogers John Piatt and John Wickes : 

The same day Jus John Wood and Esigne John Wickes 
were Cliosen assessors for this present year. 

The same day was Cornelius Smith Chosen Collector 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd was John Titus Chosen Constable for 
this present year. 

The same day Jus wood Epenetus Piatt John Wickes 
and Jeremiah wood Chosen surveyer for this present A-ear. 

The day abov sd. Epenetus Piatt was Chosen supervisor 
for this present year. 

The day abov sd. was Ensigne John Wickes and 



340 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Thomas Smith Chosen to take an account of intested Es- 
tates for this present year. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 226.) 



[1719, May 22.] 

Justis wickes is Chosen president for this present year 
by the trustees this 22 of may 1719 per Epenetus Piatt. 
(Book Land Grants bij Triistees, p. 127. j 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1720, May 3.] 

Att A town Meeting May the 3'''' 1720 were Chosen for 
trustees for this present year John Wickes Esqr John wood 
Esqr Epenetus Piatt Esqr Cpt thomas Wickes Joseph rog- 
ers Left John wickes and John Piatt. 

The day abovsd John wood Esqr and Left John wickes 
were Chosen assessors for this present 3^ear. 

The day abovsd Obadiah Rogers was Chosen Collector 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Thomas Smith was Chosen Constable 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen supervisor 
for this year. 

The day abovsd Jus John Wood Left John Wickes Epen- 
etus Piatt aud Jeremiah wood were Chosen for surveyers 
for this present 3^ear. 

The day abovsd Left John Wickes and Thomas Smith 
were Chosen to take an account of intested Estates. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 34I 

The day abovsd Sam" Smith sener was Chosen pound 
keeper to maintain the pound and have the proffit for this 
present year. 

May the 3"* 1720 : 
At a town meeting it was voated and agreed that those 
who had taken the Little Neck should be Released of their 
bargain. 

{ToiV7i Meetings, Vol. l,], 228.) 



[1720, May 26.] 

May the 26 1720 at a trustee meeting John Wickes Esq 
was Chosen president for this present year. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 131.) 



[WILL OF JOHN SLOSS.] 

[1721, Jan. 5.] 

I being of sound Mind and memory and calling to mind 
my Frailty and uncertainty of this Mortall life 1 make this 
my last Will and Testament in the first place 1 Commend 
my Soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body t(j be 
Decently Intered by my Executrix and loving Wife ex- 
pecting and hoping for a Glorious Resurrection of S»)ul and 
Body at last Day and concerning my Temporall Estate 
with which it hath pleased God to bless me I Dispose of it 
as foUoweth after my just Debts are paid 1 give unto my 
three daughters Sarah. Ellen and Deborah all my Manor 
of Eaton or Eaton's Neck lying upon long Lsland in the 
province of New York each of them one Third i)arttothem 
and their Heirs forever if any of them Dye without heirs 
of their Bodys the survivors shall have that their part. 



342 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Item, I give unto my sister Anna if she be living all my 
Interest in Scotland one one hundred pound out of my Es- 
tate here, and my Will is if she shall come over here unto 
this Country that she be Maintained out of my Estate. 
Item. I give unto my loving Wife all my Estate moveable 
and Inmovable Not before given and hereby Make and 
Constitute Esther Sloss my Dear and loving Wife my Sole 
Executrix of this My last Will and Testament and give her 
the Improvment of all My Lands during life January s*"* 

John Sloss [Seal.] 
Nathaniel Whitehead 

her 

Elizabeth x Whitehead 

mark 

Feburary 13''' i/ff 

Peter Budd 
Proved March 2'"^ 17^ at a Court of Probate held at 
Fairfield, Prerogative seal affixed at New York May 25 : 
1 72 1 Rec. Liber 9 of Wills page 238 old paging 285 new 
paging. 

{File Eaton's Neck papers, H.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1721, May 2,] 

May the 2""* 1721 at a town meeting were Chosen for trus- 
tees for this present year John Wickes Esqr John wood 
Epenetus Piatt Joseph Rogers John platt John Wickes and 
John Whitman, 

The day abovsd Silas Sammis was Chosen Collector for 
the present year : The day abov sd Jacob brush Juner was 
Chosen Constable for this present year : The day abovsd 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 343 

Left John wickes and phillip Ketcham were Chosen asses- 
sors for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for this present year. The day abovsd Justis John wood 
Left John Wickes Epenetus Piatt and Jeremiah wood were 
Chosen surveyers for this present year. The same day 
Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser for this present year. 
The day abovesd Left John Wickes and thomas Smith 
were Chosen to take an account of intested Estates. 

The day abovsd Sam" Smith was Chosen pound keeper 
and to have the benefitt of the poundage and to maintain 
the pound for this present year. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 228.) 



[A NEW LAND DIVISION.] 

[1722, March 22.] 

Att a trustee Meeting the 22'"* of March iy^\ six being 
present it was agreed to Make a new division of ten acres 
to a hundred Right in the old Division of this town of 
Huntington. 

John Wickes pd. 
{Book Land GranU hij Trustees, p. 107.) 



[DIVISION OF NEGUNTETAGUE.] 

[1722, May 16.] 

Huntington May the 16^'' 1722 
We the owners and propriaters of a certain Neck at the 
south comonly known by the name of neguntetague being 
convaned and mett together in order to settle the bounds 



344 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDSl- 

between man and man in the meadow and also to Lay out 
the upland of sd. neck below the fence to every one con- 
serned acording to his Right Either in quantity or quality 
and first we begin with the meadow as foUoweth we have 
made a streight Line down the Neck between the Lott 
formerly in the tenor of thomas brush deceased and Abiell 
titus Runing one rod westward of the stump of the old 
flatt top tree on a streight Line as the stakes are now 
stuck to the eastmost part of a small creek which is in the 
Lott on the west side this sd. Line and so to the bay. 

The first Lott westward of the afore sd Line belonofs to 
Henry titus Jonathan titus and Robert brush being 13 rods 
and 14 foot and halfe wide four rods south ward of the 
north end of sd Lott and 24 rods and 3 fifts of a rod near 
the bay. 

The second Lott belongs to David Sammis and is Nine 
rods and four wide about 4 or 5 rods from the North end 
and 16 rods and 2 fifths of a rod Near the bay. 

The third Lott belongs to John Whitman and Nathan- 
iell Ketcham and Eleven rods and 14 foot and a halfe 
about 5 or 6 rods from the North end and 28 rods Near 
the bay. the fourth part or one quarter of this Lott to be 
taken at the west side sd. Lot belongs to Nathaniell 
Ketcham 

The fourth is a halfe Lott or one hundred Right of 
meadow which Robert brush bought of thomas and Isaac 
Noakes and is now Changed with Epenetus Piatt for a cer- 
tain Lott being three quarters of a hundred of meadow 
and fifty shillings in money. 

The fifth belongs to Epenetus Piatt bounded on the west 
part by the creek and part by the Lott of Robert brush 
and Edward brush. 

The sixth and Last belongs to Robert brush and Edward 
brush bounded on the west by the creek or brook. 

The first Lott on the East side the first Line down the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 34$ 

sd. Neck belongs to Jacob brush Juner Jacob Conkline 
and Epenetus Piatt and is eleven rods and a quarter wide 
about 4 rods below the highway and 30 rods at the bay the 
East most halfe of said Lott belongs to Jacob brush and 
the equall quarter of sd. Lott Joyning to sd. brush belongs 
to Jacob Conklin the other equall quarter between Jacob 
Conklins and the first Line belonging to Epenetus Piatt 
and is now Changed with Robert brush for a Certain Lott 
or hundred right of meadow as is before Exprest. 

The second Lott Eastward belongs Isaac brush and 
Samuell brush and is 7 rods and a halfe wide at the upland 
about 4 rods from the high way and 21 and a quarter Near 
the bay 

The third is the town Lott and is 7 rods and a halfe 
about 3 or 4 rods below the highway and 21 and a quarter 
, Near the bay 

The fourth Lott belongs to John wood and Jeremiah 
wood and Lyeth joyning to the town Lott and to the Lott 
of timothy scudder as they have now staked it out the 
quantity of rods not known. 

The fifth Lott belongs to Timothy Scudder joyning to 
the Lott of John and Jeremiah wood and joyning on the 
North to the Lott of Henry and Jonathan titus. 

The sixth Lott belongs to Henry titus and Jonathan 
Titus bounded on the south by the Lott of Timothy Scud- 
der and on the north by the Neck fence or highway, 
the end of the meadow. 

The three Lots on the East side 

The first Lott Next to the fence fell to Robert Brush 
and is 21 rods wide at the west end and 25 at the east eud. 

The second fell to Jacob Conklin Jacob brush and 
Epenetus Piatt and is 22 rods wide at the west end and 28 
at the East end. 

The third fell to Epenetus Piatt and is 20 rods wide at 
the west end and twenty four at the East end joyning to 



»l 



346 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

» 

the North side of Henry and Jonathan Titusis two acres. 
Allso we have Laid out and divided to every share a 
part of fence which is to each share 13 rods and a halfe to 
begin at the west end at the brook and the first share is 
Robert and Edward brushes the second is Isaac and Sam^' 
brushes the 3*^ is John and Jeremiah woods the 4 is David 
Sammis the 5"' is Epenetus Platts Jacob Conklins and 
Jacob brushes the 6"" is nath" Ketchams and John whit- 
mans the 7"' is Epenetus platts the 8"' is timothy scudars 
the 9'^ is Robert brushes the tenth is Epe. platts All the 
divisions within and above mentioned is our acts and deeds 
as wittness our hands the day and year within written 

his 

Timothy x Scuder 

murk 

Epenetus Platt 
Robert Brush 
Nathaniell ketcham 
Samuell Brush 
Jacob Brush 
Jeremiah Wood 
John Whitman 
David Sammis 
The eleventh is Henry and Jonathan tituses. 
(Filf^ No. 108.) 



[DIVISION OF NEGUNTATAGUE.] 

[1722, May 17.] 

May the 17*'' 1722 
We the propriators of naguntetague have bv joint con- 
sent Laid out and dividid all the upland of the sd. Neck as 
foUoweth first a highway two rods wide to begin at the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 347 

Neck fence the East side of the way somthing- westward of 
the old bars and so on a streight Line 94 rods to a stake on 
the west side of the cove of meadow that belongs to Jolin 
Wood and Jeremiah wood And so to be two rods wide all 
round the west point of upland and to divide between the 
meadow and upland to the North end of the Lott of mead- 
ow of Epenetus Piatt and thence to run through the })()int 
of upland to the northeast corner of the meadow of Robert 
or Edward brush. Also we have Laid out a highway two 
rods wide on the East side the sd. Neck down to the Land 
we now have Laid out to Timothy scudder which is asfol- 
loweth one acre of Land North ward of the Range of his 
Line of his meadow between the titusis Lott and his own 
and streight in the Range of the meadow Line between 
John and Jeremiah wood and this acre with what is below 
within the aforsd Range he the sd. Scuder by Consent hath 
taken for his full share of upland now we have ended with 
one share and proceed to divide the rest as followeth and 
we find about 19 acres of the East part of the neck which 
we have taken of two acres and proposed the Rest to three 
shares which by Lott fell to Ei)enetus Piatt Robert brush 
and the right held bv Jacob brush Jacob Conkline and 
Epenetus Piatt, then we divide the Rest into 7 shares and 
the first Lott belongs to Henry titus and Jonathan titus 
bounded on the north by the fence and to be 16 rods wide 
at the East end and ten at the west end with the amend- 
ment of two acres on the East division joyning to north end 
of timothy scuder and John and Jeremiah wood Lots. 

The 2'^ Lot from the fence belongs to John wood and 
Jeremiah wood and is 25 rods wide at the East end and 15 
at the west end. 

The 3'''^ Lot belongs to Robert brush and is 17 rods wide 
at the East end and ten at the west with the amendment of 
a small peice of Land joyning to his meadow and to the 
west side the west most highway. 



348 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The 4*^ Lot belongs to John whitman and nathaniell 
Ketcham and is 15 rod wide at the East end and 9 at the 
west with the amendment of a narrow slipe of land joyn- 
ing to the south side of the Lott of david sammis. 

The 5"' Lott belongs to Epenetus Piatt and is 15 rods 
wide at the East end and 9 at the west end. 

The 6*^ Lot belongs to Isaac brush and Samuel brush 
and is 15 rods wide at the East end and 9 att the west end. 

The y^^ and Last belongs to David Sammis and Isaac 
Sammis and is 1 5 rods wide at the East end and Nine at 
the west end. 

Here ends the division of the west side. 
{File No. 108.) 



[1722, June I.] 

June the first 1722. 
At a trustee meeting Epenetus Piatt was chosen presi- 
dent for this present year. 

[Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 145.) 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1723, Jan. 14.] 

January the 14"' 172I 
At a meeting of the trustees Legally warned all present 
except Joseph Rogers and it was voated and agreed to run 
a Line from the Rock in the Run to the bounds at the 
Road formerly made to the Eastward of Jeremiah platts 
house and that Epenetus Piatt John Wickes and Jonathan 
Rogers should run the sd. Line. It was voated and agreed 
also that Epenetus Piatt shall take care to gett a true ac- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 349 

count of all the Land East ward of the afor sd. Line that 
hath been taken up on the town hundreds in order to the 
making of a division of all the undivided Lands to every 
one according- to their severall Rights : Entered b}' order 
per mee. 

Epenetus Platt, pd. 

{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 133.) 



[CHILDREN OF THOMAS BRUSH, Jr.] 

[1723— 1712.] 

The Children of Thomas Brush Juner Recorded. 
Eliphalett Brush son of Thomas Brush Was born on the 
Eighth day of march in the year I7[f 

Phillip Brush son of Thomas Brush Was born on the 
Eighteenth day of July in the year 17 14. 

Elizabeth Brush Daughter of Thomas Brush was born 
on the twenty fourth of february in the year ij{^ 

Recorded by me Epenetus Platt, town Clerke. 
Abigail Brush daughter of Thomas Brush was born on 
the seventh day of August in the year 1720. 

And Abner Brush son of Thomas Brush was born on the 
fift day of February in the year 172! 

Recorded pr me Epenetus Platt, Clerk. 
(Surveys and Land Grants, p. 148.) 



[NEW LAND DIVISION.] 

[1723, Feb. 8.] 

Att a Trustee meeting the S''^ of february 172I it was 
voated and agreed to have a division in the Land East 



350 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ward of Cowharbour and to have twenty acres to a hun- 
dred of the towns hundreds and so much to each farm 
hundred as they have wanting of 26 acres. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 



february the S^^ 172I 
To the surveyers of huntington these are to order you to 
Lay out so many high ways through the Land on the 
north side of the road from Jeremiah platts to whitmans 
hollow as you shall think meet and Convenient in order 
for Laying out the Land between the road and Crab 
meadow hill. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 

(Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 181.) 



[NEW LAND DIVISIONS.] 

[1723, April 4.] 

At a trustee meeting the 4**' of Aprill 1723 all beings 
present it was voated and agreed to make a new division 
of ten acres to a hundred Right in the Land between Cow 
harbour and Cold Spring. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 107.) 



[A LAND RATE.] 

[1723, April 17.] 

aprill the 17 1723 
Money Receved for defraying the Charge of Crab- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



351 



meadow 

of Timothy Scuder . 

of John Whitman 

of Ensign bunc .... 

of Left wickes .... 

of Joseph Rogers 

of John Conkline 

of tho brush sener paid 3 shill 

of Charles sexten .... 

of Ezekiell Hobert . 

of Justis wood .... 

of william Jarvis sener 

of John platt .... 

of Jonathan wickes . 

of thomas Smith .... 

of Timothy Conkline 

of alexander bryan ..... 

The totall of the Land Rate Erors Exepted is 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 229.) 



£ 


s. 


d. 





15 








6 








6 








6 








6 








2 


6 





6 








6 








4 








3 








2 


6 





2 








5 


6 





3 


6 





5 








I 


6 



28 10 7^ 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 



[1723, May 13.] 



May the 13*^ 1723 



At a trustee meeting Legally warned 6 of the trustees 
being present it was voated and agreed to Rais 6 shillings 
on Each hundred Right in or belonging to this town and 
18 shillings on each of the ten Eastern farmes to be Levied 
on each of the free holders that is in possession of the same 
Except where the Land taken up is disposed of and the 
hundred in the posession of another person to be Rated as 
shall be thought in proportion with the Rest that have 



352 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

taken up Land Eastward of Cow harbour and to be put 
down to each mans name what he is to pay by the town 
Clerk and gathered by the town Collector for the defray- 
ing the Charge that hath been already and is Likely Come 
about or concerning our Land Eastward of Cow harbour. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 181.) 



[NEW LAND DIVISION.] 

[1724, April 20.] 

Att a Trustees meeting 6 present on the 20*'' of Aprill 
1724 it was voated and agreed to make a new division of 
ten acres to a hundred Right in the Land between Cow- 
harbour and Cold Spring and to give order for the Laying 
out the same. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 
{Book Land Grants bij Trustees, p. 107. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1724, May 5.] 

At a town meeting may the 5th 1724 were Chosen trust- 
ees for the present year Epenetus Platt John wickes Esqr 
Joseph Rogers John platt Jacob Conkline Alex"*^ Bryan 
Jeremiah wood. 

Were Chosen for assessors Alexandr Bryan Phillip 
Ketcham. 

James Chichester Juner was Chosen Collector. 

Robert brush was Chosen Constable. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt John Wickes Esqr Jere- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 353 

miah wood Philip Ketcham were Chosen surveyers and 
thomas brush and John Whitman were Chosen to assist 
the surveyors. 

The day abovsd Epenetus platt was Chosen superviser. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen town Clerk. 

The day a bovsd Tho smith and Jonas platt was Chosen 
to take an acount of intested Estates. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen pound 
keeper for this present year. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 231.) 



[1724, May 5.] 

May the 5"' 1724 \ stray horse sold at a publick vendue 
for 44 shillings to Jonathan Lewis the town to have the 
halfe. 

(Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 106.) 



[1724, May 10.] 

may the tenth 1724 
Huntingtons money Received of 
James Chichester CoUectr the sum of . . 13 16 6 



may 1724 
paid out for sweping the meting house . o 10 o 

for beating the drum 100 

and the Clarks Salry 100 

200 
for quitrent 2 I2 6 

{File No. 116.) 



354 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[NEW LAND DIVISION.] 

[1725, April 6.] 

At a trustee Meeting Aprill the 6**" 1725 the trustees all 
being present it was voated and agreed to make a new di- 
vision in the old purchass between Cold Spring and Cow 
harbour of ten acres to a hundred and now to give forth 
orders to the surveyers for Laying out the same. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 
(Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 263 and p. 107.) 



[THE MINISTER'S RATE.] 

[1725, May 4.] 

may the 4*^ 1725 
At a meeting of the subscribers to the paying of mr 
Ebenezer primes Rate by the major voat John Wickes 
Esqr and Charles sexton Esqr were Chosen assessors to 
make the ministers next Rate and obadiah Rogers was at 
the same time Chosen Collector to gather the sd ministers 
Rate 

the voat Entred pr me 
Epenetus Platt Clerk 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 233.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1725, May 4.] 

May the 4"^'' 1725 at a town meeting in Huntington were 
Chosen for trustees for this present year Epenetus Platt 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 355 

John Wickes Esqr alcxander Bryan Esqr Joseph Rogers 
Jacob Conkline John platt and William Jarvis 

The day abovsd John Whitman and Philip Ketcham 
were Chosen assessors for this present year the day abovsd 
Benjamin Scudder was Chosen collector for this present 
year : 

The day abovsd Joseph Dean was Chosen Constable for 
the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetns Platt John Wickes Esqr Jere- 
miah Wood and phillip Ketcham were Chosen surveyors 
for this present year 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen town Clerk 
this present year 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen superviser 
for this present year : 

The day abovsd Charles Sexton Esqr and John platt 
were Chosen for to take an account of intested Estates in 
this present year : 

{lown Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 233-4.) 



[1725, June II.] 

June the 1 1'*" 1725 
Epenetus Platt was Chosen president of the trustees for 
this present year June the iV^ 1725. 



June the ii*^ 1725 
At a meeting of the trustees it was voated and agreed 
that Benjamine Scudder shall have Liberty to Run his 
fence into the water or harbour on the south side of the 
sandy point on the East side of the harbour on the Condi- 
tion the sd. Benjamin scuddar his heirs and assigns shall 



356 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and do keep a good pair of slip Rails Convenient for the 
passing and Repassing of teams and Carts. 

Epenetus Platt pd. 

{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 277.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1726, May 3.] 

Att A publick town meeting may the 3'"'* 1726. 

At the request of Jonathan Whitekar and simon ffleet it 
was voated and agreed that they should have free Leave 
and Liberty to Erect and set up a mill or mils and make a 
dam or dams for the better improving the same to their 
own Use and advantage at a certain place on the East side 
of the East neck Comonly Called higbees Cove on Condi- 
tion that they or Either of them do prosecute the same to 
Effect within the term of three years and so to Remain to 
them their and Each of their heirs and assigns so Long as 
they shall maintain and keep up a mill and no Longer 

Huntington 

At a town meeting may the 3"* 1726 were Chosen for 
trustees for the present year John Wickes Esqr Alexander 
Bryan Esqr Ensign Jacob Conkline Joseph Rogers John 
Piatt William Jarvis and Epenetus Platt. 

The day abovsd William Jarvis Juner was Chosen Con- 
stable for this present year. 

The day abovsd John Whitman and Philip Ketcham 
were Chosen assessors for the present 3-ear. 

The day abovsd John Platt was Chosen Collector for the 
present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen superviser 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr Epenetus Platt Jere- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 357 

miah Wood and Philip Ketcham were Chosen Surveyert 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Charles vSexton Esqr and John Piatt 
•were Chosen to take an account of intested Estates. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for this year. 

The day abovsd the Use and benefitt of the pound for 
the present vear was Lett to sam" Smith for six shillings. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, /-»/>. 2:>t)-7.) 



[WILLIAM SOPER'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1727— 1711.] 

Mosas Sopar the son of William Soper was born the 
seventh ot august in the year 171 1. 

Thomas Sopar the son of William Sopar was born the 19 
day of may in the year 1713. 

Phebd Sopar Daughter of William sopar was born the 
29 day of August in the year 171 5. 

Brigitt Sopar Daughter of William Sopar was born the 
26"' Day of September in the year 17 16. 

Phebe Sopar Daughter of William Sopar was born the 
18"' day of December in the year 17 18. 

Elizabeth sopar Daughter of William Sopar was born 
the 14 d'AX of february in the year 171^". 

William Sopar son c^f william Sopar was borne on the 
23'"'^ of aprille 1723. 

Recorded by mee Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 

Steephen soper son of William Soper was born the sev- 
enteenth day of June anno Domini 1725. 

Recorded by me Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 



358 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

-» 

Gilbert Soper son of William Soper was born the seven- 
teeth day of October anno Domini 1727. 
Recorded by mee Epenetus town Clerk. 
(Surveys and Land Grants, p. 150.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1727, May 2.] 

Huntington may the 2""^ day 1727 were Chosen in the 
town meeting for trustees Epenetus Piatt John wickes 
Esqr Alexander bryan Esqr Joseph Rogers Jacob Conkline 
John platt and william Jarvis for this present year. 

The day abovsd Jehiell Smith was Chosen Constable for 
the present year. 

The day abovsd John Platt was Chosen Collector for 
the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd John Whitman and Philip Ketcham 
were Chosen assessors for the present year. 

The day abovsd Alexander bryan Esqr was Chosen 
superviser for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt John wickes Esqr Jere- 
miah wood and phillip Ketcham were Chosen Surveyors 
for the present year. 

May the second 1727 the Use and proffitt of the pound 
for the present year was Let to John Smith for Six shil- 
lings. 

The day abovsd the subscribers to the ministers Rate 
Chose Charles Sexton Esqr and Jonathan Whitekar to 
make the sd rate and John Conkline to gather the same. 

may the 2"'' 1727 

Samll Smith paid 3 shillings and Charged for a Lock 3 
shillings. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 237-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 359 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1728, May 7.] 

At a town meeting may the 7'^ 1728 Epenetus Piatt was 
Chosen president of the trustees for the pr 3'car and John 
Wickes Esqr alexander bryan Esqr Joseph Rogers Jacob 
Conkline John platt and William Jarvis were Chosen 
trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd James Chichester Juner was Chosen 
Collector for the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd david Ketcham was Chosen Constable 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Jacob Conkline was Chosen supervisor 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt John wickes Jeremiah 
wood and philip Ketcham were Chosen surveyers for the 
present year. 

Justis wickes and Jonathan Whitekar were Chosen to 
make AP primes Rate and Jonathan wickes to gather it. 

The day abovsd Jonathan whitekar hired the profifit of 
the pound for the present year for 7^ and a peny. 

The day abovsd John Whitman and Philip Ketchum 
was Chosen assessors for the present year. 

may the f'^ 1728 
John Smith who hired the profit of the pound Last year 
hath paid 6 shillings. 

(Toum Meetings, Vol. l,p. 239.) 



may the 7'" 1728 
the town Charge the year Last past to £ s. d. 

EHphlett hill 800 



G 



360 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to sam" plum for work and bords 

for Repairin the SkOOl house 

ditto to plum for making shuts 

and hinges for the meting- hcjuse 

to will Jarvis Carting the bords 

to William Jarvis for nails 

to Dan" Jons for mending glass 

to John wickes gating steps for the meeting house 

ditto for sweeping the meeting house 

beating the drum 

Epenetus Piatt Clark 

to ditto 2 days Runing the Line 

to Justis wickes 2 days ditto 

to Justis bryan i day ditto 

to Jacob Conkline one day ditto 

to 2 quarts of Rum 

to mr bryan for going to Smithtown 

to the 7 trustees for servis done in the year past 



I 


8 








6 








I 








5 


3 





3 








2 


6 





10 








10 





I 


00 








06 








06 








03 








03 








03 








03 





2 


02 






15 


II 


9 


a years quitrent 2 


12 


6 


18 


4 


3 


the town Dr to Epenetus Piatt 1728 






for beating the drum 


10 





Clarks salery i 


00 





Runmg the Line 2 days 


06 





2 quarts of rum 


03 





servis as trustee 


06 






{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 242 J 

[1729, Dec] 

december 1729 
paid to the palatine for the meeting house glass 2 19 6 
(File No. 116.) 



■- were Chosen trustees 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 361 

[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1729, May 6.] 

At a town meeting the 6th of may 1729 in Huntington: 
Epenetus Flatt was Chosen president of the trustees. 

John wickes Esqr 

Alex brvan 

Joseph Rogers 

John phitt 

Jacob Conkhne 

and wiUiam Jarvis 

Epenetus platt was Chosen Clerk for the Ensueing year. 

Nath"" Ketcham was Chosen Constable. 

Philip Ketcham and simon ffleet were Chosen assessors 
for the present year : 

The day abovsd James Chichester was Chosen Collector 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Alexander Bryan was Chosen Super- 
viser for this year. 

The day abovsd John Wicks Esqr Epenetus Platt Jere- 
miah wood and Phillip Ketcham were Chosen surveyors 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd the Use of the pound was Lett to sam" 
Smith for 7 shillings and a penny. 

The day abovsd Joseph Stratton and Thomas Rogers 
were by the subscribers Chosen to make Mr prims Rate 
and John Sammis was chosen to gather it. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 243.) 



[TIMOTHY BRUSH'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1730-1719.] 
Timothy Brush the Eldest son of Timothy Brush of 



^62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Huntington was born the 12''' day of October in the year 
of our Lord Christ 17 19. 

Elizabeth Brush the Daughter of Timothy Brush was 
born the 24^** day of march in the year i/f^. 

Ruth Brush the Daughter of Timothy Brush was born 
the 26 of in the year 1724. 

Azubah Brush Daughter of Timothy Brush was born 
the 26'^ of March 1727. 

Israeli Brush the son of Timothy Brush was born the 
tenth day of August in the year 1730. 
{Surveys and Land Grants, p. 166.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1730, May 5.] 

May the s"* 1730 it was voated in the town meeting 
whether they would Let the Crick thatch in the tow n har- 
bour and it was a Clere voat to Let the same. 

And the day abovsd the thatch in the head of the har- 
bour Southwar of the old brickiln was Lett to Joseph 
Rogers for shillings and three pence. 

And the thatch on the East side of the harbour to the 
pear point was Lett to Daniell Kelcy for Eleven shillings. 

The day abovsd all the thatch in the Cove Comonly 
Called sammis his Cove was Lett to sam" smith for one 
shilling and Eleven pence. 

Att a town meeting May the 5*^" 1730 Epenetus Piatt 
was Chosen president of the trustees. 

John Wickes Eqr Alexander bryan Cpt Jacob Conkline 
Joseph Rogers and John platt were Chosen trustees. 

The day abovsd Epenetus platt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Isaac platt was Chosen Constable for 
the Ensueing year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCORDS. 363 

The day abovsd Philip Ketchani and John Whitman 
were Chosen assessoi'S for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd James Chichester was Chosen Collector 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus j)latt was Chosen supervisor 
for the Ensiieing- year.. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt John Wickes Jeremiah 
Wood and Philip Ketcham were Chosen surveyors for the 
Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd the Use and profifit of the pound was 
Lett to Sam" Smith for seven shillings and two pence for 
the Ensueing year. 

The diy abovsd Thomas Rogers and Joseph Stratton 
were by the subscribers Chosen to make the minesters 
rate and Jeremiah platt was Chosen to gather the same. 
(Town Meetings, Vol 1. /^ 244) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1730, Feb. 26.] 

Att a trustees meeting february the 26*^ I7|-| the trustees 
all present it was voated and agreed to make a new Divi- 
I sion in the old purcass of this town between Cold Spring 
and Cowharbour of ten acres to a hundred Right. 

Epenetus Platt p*^ 
(Book Land Grants by Trustees, pp. 107 a^id 289.) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1730, Jan. 31.] 

to sam smith for bars for the meeting hous i 
windows and mending the hinges of the pew f ^ 

(File No. IIG.) 



364 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE STOCKS.] 

[1730, Jan. 3.] 

January the 3'''^ 1 7|f 
paid to Samll smith Juner for hinges £ s. d. 

for the Stocks o 46 

to justis wickes to defray Charges to brookhaven o 40 

Janry 3'^'' I7|-| 
paid to tho smith for making the Stocks o 120 

ditto on an old note i 3 

[File No. 116.; 



[i73i,May4.] 

May the 4th 1731 
mony paid out to Epenetus Piatt as Clerk 100 

for servis as trustee o 10 o 

for beating the drum a year 050 

I 15 o 



to justis wickes trustee o 100 

for locking and sweeping the meeting house o 10 o 





I 








alex bryant as trustee 





10 





John platt as trustee set of in his rate 





10 





William Jarvis trustee 





10 





Joseph Rogers trustee 





10 





Jacob Conklin 









(File No. 144.) 









HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 365 

[TOWN MEETING. "SOME ANCIENT 
RECORDS."] 

[i73i,May4.J 

May the 4^'' 1731. 

At a town meeting Epenetus Piatt was Chosen prd of 
the trustees. 

William Jarvis Jonatlian Wickes Nathn" Ketcham 
Philip Ketcham Thomas wickes and Thomas Brush were 
Chosen trustees. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Isaac Piatt was Chosen Constable for 
the present year. 

The day abovsd Thomas Brush was Chosen Collector 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Philip Ketcham and Jonathan Whitekar 
were Chosen assessors for the present year. 

The day abovsd it was voated and agreed in the town 
meeting that Epenetus Piatt should take a List of all the 
Estates in this town for a Rule for the assessors in making 
the Rates. 

The day abovsd Jonathan Whiteakar and William Jarvis 
Juner were Chosen by the subscribers to make the minis- 
ters Rate this present year and thomas Rogers was Chos- 
en Collector to gather the same 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt John wickes Esqr Jere- 
miah Wood and Phillip Ketcham were Chosen surveyers 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd the proffitt of the pound was Lett to 
samuell Smith seven shillings and four pence (Received 
074) for the present year. 



»l 



366 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day abovsd the thach in the head of the harbour 
southward of the old brickiln was Lett to sam" Stratton 
for 4 shillings (Rec. 040): And the thatch at the pear 
point and along the East side of the harbour was Let to 
Dan" Kelcy for 4 shillings and 7 pence (04 7) : and the 
thach at John samises Cove was Lett to John Sammis for 
one shilling and 6 pence (paid 016) 

The day abovsd it was told in the town-meeting that there 
was some antient Records Lately heard of which belonged 
to this town and it was voated that the town should send a 
man to serch after and find out and bring back the same to 
the town and it was voted that Epenetus Piatt should be 
the man to go and seek after and bring back the same. 
I Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 245.) 



[173 1, March 29.] 

March y® 29, 1731 
Then Received of James Chichester Collector of hun- 
tington in the behalf of the town the full sum of three 
pounds in full of all Demands on the account of the work 
done at the meeting house by me 1 Say Received by me 

Jonathan Whittekar. 

{File No. 142,) 



[173 1, March 28.] 

march y* 28 173 1 
A true copy taken of the account of what work I have 
Done to the meeting house, July 1730. 
to 3 window frames 2 at s*" & i at 4' & 6^, o 14 6 

to 2 days and half work myself at 4* per Day 0100 

to 3 days work of Theo. at 2^ 6^ pr Day o 07 6 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDb. 367 



to boards at m' van horns 

to nails 3 pounds 

to a Board of my own 

to hinges and hooks by Thomas Rogers 

to all most adays work more myself 






05 


3 





03 








00 


9 





15 


9 





03 


6 


3 


00 








14 


7 



5 5 



(FUe No. 142.) 



[DIVISION OF LAND OF EAST NECK 
AT SOUTH.] 

[1731, Jan. 21.] 

Whereas there was an agreement made on the 11 of 
aprill 1 716 Between the propriators of the East Neck at 
the south Concerning the dividing the Land on the North 
side of the lence which Encloseth the sd. Neck and all the 
Land on the East side of the Highway up the sd. Neck 
did then belong to Epenetus platt John brush Jeremiah 
wood and Timothy wood tobe by them divided when they 
pleased but since that time Epenetus platt having bought 
the Rights of Jeremiah wood and Timothy Wood so that 
the sd Epenetus Platt hath two shares of the three to be 
divided Therefore on the 21 day of January ly^^ we whose 
names are here under written have divided all the 
above sd. Land as followefh to begin on the east side of 
the fork at the Entrance of the brook in the Comon path 
and so to Run westward in the path forty four Rods to a 
marked tree by the North side of the path : and so to Run 
from the said tree Northerly about 128 rods to a white oak 



368 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tree marked which tree is forty Rods westward from the 
head of the swamp and a Line is to be made from tree to 
tree and to keep that Line both southward and northward 
to the extent of the East neck purchase And all the Land 
on the East side of the sd. Line of Joseph woods and 
thomas ffleets purchass belongs to Isaac Brush and Sam- 
uell Brush their heirs and assigns forever And all the 
Land on the west side of the sd. Line to the East neck 
path westward belongs to Epenetus Piatt his heirs and 
assigns forever : as witness our hands the day and year 
above sd. 

Epenetus Platt 
Samuel Brush 
Isaac Brush 
This is Recorded amongst the surveys of Land in the 
town book June 1731 pr me 

Epenetus Platt town Clerk. 
Book E. pag^e 50. 
(File No. 96.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1732, May 2.] 

At a town meeting may the 2"^ 1732 Epenetus Platt 
Chesen presiden of the trustees for the Ensueing year 
John Wickes Esqr Thomas Wickes nathaniell Ketcham 
Jonathan Wickes thomas Brush and Philip Ketcham were 
Chosen trustees for the present year. 

The day abovsd Joseph Lewis was Chosen Constable 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Philip Ketcham and Jonathan Whitekar 
were Chosen assessors for the present year. 

Jeremiah wood was Chosen Collector on the day abovsd 
for the present year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 369 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the present 3ear. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr Epenetus Piatt Jere- 
miah wood and F'hilip Ketcham were Chosen survc\ets 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd the Use of the pound was Let to Sam- 
uell Smith for seven shillings and six pence (^Receved 
076) for the present year. 

The day abovsd all the thatch southward of the old 
brickiln in the head of the harbour w^as Let (paid) to philip 
platt for Six shillings for this year. 

The day abovsd the thatch at the pear point and on the 
East side of the harbour was Let to Jonathan whitekar for 
Six shillings and six pence for the present year. 

The day abovsd all the thatch on the west side of the 
harbour and in samisses Cove was (paid) Let for twenty 
pence to William Jonson for the present year : the thatch 
at hors neck beach was Let to samuell Smith for a shilling 
the present year paid 6 pence. 

may the 2'"^ 1732 

All the thatch in the head of Cowharbor below Jonathan 
Rogers his Lott and Eliphalet woods Lot was Let to Jere- 
miah Smith weaver for six shillings for the present year. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 246-7.) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1732, Marcli 2j.] 

Att a trustee meeting the 27 of march 1732 all the trust- 
ees being present it w^as voated and agreed to make a new 
Division in the old purcbass of Huntington between Cold 



2)7^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Spring and Cow harbour of ten acres to a hundred Right 

Epenetus Platt pd. 
{Land G7'ants by Trustees, p. 309.) 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1733, May I.] 

At a meeting of the trustees of Huntington May the 
first 1733 Pallatiah Soper and Henry soper had Liberty 
granted them to build a mill or mills att a place called 
pages Cove near benjamin Sopers provided they build sd 
mill or mils within the space of three years and hinder 
none from mowing the grass of any sort. 

Thomas Brush 
James Chiche.ster 
Recorded by me Epenetus Platt Clerk. 
[Land Grants by Trustees, p. 321.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1733, May I.] 

may the first 1733. 

Justis John Wickes and Isaac platt were by the sub- 
scribers Chosen for to make the ministers Rate and Zebu- 
lun Whitman to gather it for the present year. 

The day abovsd all the thach at the head of the town 
harbour southward of the old brickil was Let (Received o 
6 i) to Jonathan wickes for six shillings and a peny this 
present year. 

The day abovsd the thatch at horsneck beach was Let 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 37I 

(paid o I 6) to John Conkline for Eighteen pence for the 
picscnt }'ear. 

May the first 1733 at a townmeeting was Chosen Philip 
Ketcham president of the trustees. 

Were Chosen trustees Nathaniell Ketcham Jonathan 
wickes Thomas Brush James Chichester WiUiam Jervis 
Juner Isaac Brush. 

The day abovsd Joseph Lewis was Chosen Constable for 
the present year. 

The da}' abovsd Joseph Stratton was Chosen Collector 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Philip Ketcham and Jonathan Whitekar 
were Chosen assessors for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for this present year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt John wickes Philip 
Ketcham and Jeremiah wood were Chosen surveyers for 
this present year. 

Samuell Smith was Chosen pownd keeper and to have 
the benefitt for seven shillings and sixpence this present 
year. 076 paid. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 248.) 



[PHILIP KETCHAM'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1734— 1716.] 

The Children of Philip Ketcham senor Recorded. 

Philip Ketcham Juner Was Borne the 26 Day of Feb. in 
the year 17 16. 

Uriah Ketcham Was Born the eleventh Day of October 
In the year 17 19. 



372 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Phebe Ketcham Was Born the Ninth Day of October In 
the year 1721. 

Solomon Ketcham Was Born the eighth Day of June In 
the year 1724. 

Sarah Ketcham Was born the 29^'' Day of January in the 
year 1726. 

Marv Ketcham Was Born the 20"" day of January In the 
year 1729. 

Isaac Ketcham Was Born the 14"' Day of February In 
the year 1734. 

Recorded by Mee Phihp Ketcham, Clerk. 
(Surveys and Land Grants, pp. 150-1.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1734, May 7.] 

At a town meeting may the 7"' 1734 the priveledge of 
mowing the thatch at the head of the harbour southwar 
of the brickkils was Lett or hired to Jonathan wickes for 
Nine shillings and two pence Received 092 

The same day the priveledge of all the thatch on the 
East side of the harbour northward of william Jonsons 
house to the pear point was Lett out to Daniell Kelcy for 
five shillings and six pence this is paid. 

May the 7"' 1734 at a town meeting Charles Sexton was 
Chosen president of the trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd nath"" Ketcham thomas brush Jona- 
than wickes thomas Wickes will'" Jarvis Juner and SamuU 
brush were Chosen trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr and Isaac platt were 
Chosen assessors for this present year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 373 

The day abovesd Thomas Jarvis was Chosen Collector 
for the present year. 

The day abovesd thomas Jarvis was Chosen Constable 
for the year Ensueing. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen superviser 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr Epenetus IMatt Jere- 
miah Wood And thomas brush were Chosen surveyers for 
the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Sam" smith was Chosen pound keeper 
for the Ensueing year and to pay seven shiUings and 6 
pence for the profitt of the same may 1735 Recevd 076 

The day abovesd those that subscribed to pay ni' prime 
Chose John Wickes Esqr and Isaac Piatt to make mr 
primes Rate And Josiah wickes to gather the same and the 
Remaining part of the Last made rate and to be paid as 
is Usual for other rates. 

The day abovesd it was Voated and agreed by the 
major part of the town then met to Look and take up all 
their sheep on the first monday and tuesday in the month 
of Nov. next and all the farmers when they have taken out 
their own sheep to bring the Rest the town and all that 
have sheep on the Comons and shall refuse or neglect to 
look and take up his sheep as abovsd Shall for such his 
neglect or refusal forfit the sum of three shillings to the 
trustees for the Use of the town. 
[Town Meetiiigs, Vol. l,p. 250.) 



[THE BOUNDARY WITH LLOYD'S NECK.] 

[1734. May 29.] 

Know all men by these Presents. That we Charles 
Sexton President, Thomas Brush, Thos. Wickes, Nathanel 



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n 



374 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Ketcham, Jonathan Wicks William Jarvis & Samuel 
Brush, Trustees for the Town of Huntington in the Coun- 
ty of Suffolk on the Island Nassau in the Province of New 
York are held and firmly bound to Henry Lloyd of the 
Mannor of Queens Village in Queens County on the Island 
& in the Province aforesaid, Gent. & to his heirs, execu- 
tors, and administrators in the sum of one hundred pounds 
LawfuU money of New York. To be paid to the said 
Henry Lloyd or to his Heirs, executors, admint. or assigns, 
For the which payment well & truly to be made and done 
we do bind our selves our heirs & successors firmly by 
these presents, Sealed with our seals, Dated the twenty 
ninth day of May Anno Domini, One Thousand seven 
hundred & thirty four. 

The Condition of this obligation is such That whereas 
there is some dispute concerning the bounds between the 
Mannor of Queens Village and the Town of Huntington 
and it being agreed by Henry Lloyd above named on the 
one part and Charles Sexton Pres., Thomas Brush, 
Thomas Wickes Nathanel Ketcham, Jonathan Wickes 
William Jarvis & Samuel Brush Trustees also above 
named, on the other part to be referred to the judgment & 
final Determination of David Jones of Fort Neck, Esq. 
Richard Wood hull of Brookhaven Esq, and Mr WiHiam 
Willis of Hempstead or any two of them agreeing arbitra- 
tors, mutually chosen. Now if the above bound Charles 
Sexton, Thomas Brush, Thomas Wickes, Nathanel Ketch- 
am Jonathan Wickes William Jarvis & Samul Brush & 
their heirs, successors & associates shall cSt do well, truly & 
faithfully abide the arbitrament, award and final determin- 
ation of the said David Jones Richard WoodhuU & William 
Willis or any two of them so that the above named Henry 
Lloyd & his heirs, executors, administrators & assigns 
shall and may at all times and for ever hereafter peacably 
and quietly have, hold & enjoy all that which appears to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 375 

be within the bounds of the Mannor of Queens Villao"e by 
the award & Determination of the aforesaid arbitrators or 
any t\\ o of them agreeing without any Let, Trouble, suit, 
Denial, eviction or Molestation whatsoe\er of the said 
Charles Sexton Thomas Brush, Thomas Wickes, Nathanel 
Ketcham, Jonathan Wickes, William Jarvis, Samuel Brush, 
or their heirs, successors or associates. Provided the said 
award be given in, in writing within one month after the 
date of these presents Then this obligation to be void & of 
none effect, otherwise to be abide & remain in full force & 
virtue 

Sealed & Delivered in presence of witnesses (on the 
other side) 

Samuel Brush [Seal.J William Willis 
William Jarvis [Seal.] D. Jones 
Richard Woodhull [Seal] 

CHARLES Sexton [Seal.] 
Thomas Brush [Seal.] 
Thomas Wickes [Seal-] 
Nathanel Kitcham [Seal.] 

JOHNATHEN WiCKES [Seal.] 

The within Bond was sealed and Delivered in presence 
of us. 
Suffolk Co. Ss. 

Memorandum that on the 12"' day of Nov. 1734. Chas. 
Sexton, President, of the Trustees of the freeholders and 
Commonality of the town of Huntington personallv ap- 
peared before me Henry Smitli Esq. Judge of the Court of 
Common pleas for said County and acknowledged that he 
executed the Within Instramcnt by sealing it with the 
Common Town seal & signing as President In conjunction 
with the other Trustees who Also signe, & sealed it with 
the same scale at the same time. 

Test. Henry Smith Judge. 
[File No. 100.) 



3/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[BOUNDS BETWEEN HUNTINGTON AND 
LLOYD'S NECK.] 

[1734, May 30.] 

Whereas there is a Dispute Between Mr Henry Lloyd 
of y® mannor of Queens Village and y"" Inhabitance of y* 
town of " huntington " concerning the Boundaries Between 
y® said Mannor of Queens Village and the said Town of 
huntington, which said dispute Being by y'' said Henry 
Lloyd and y*' President and trustees of y^ Town of hun- 
tington on y*^ part of y" said town submitted to y'' judg- 
ment and Determination of us the subscribers we having 
considered the allegations of Both parties do award, ad- 
judge and Determin, that y" first Bounds shall be at a stake 
stuck up in v'' Body of y" Beach Sixteen rods from y*^ up- 
lands of huntington West Neck at y'" entrance on to y" 
said Beech from which steake y'' Line to run Northerly 
upon a streight Lme to another stake stuck up sixteen rods 
west from v*^ next point of upland upon y*" West Neck 
from which stake still Northerly upon a streight Line to 
another steak stuck up eighteen rods west from y"^ next 
point of uplands upon the west Neck from which stake 
still Northerly upon a streight line to another stake stuck 
up twenty rods west from y® next point of upland upon y* 
west Neck from which stake still northerly upon a streight 
line to another stake which shall be stuck up sixteen rods 
west from y® upland of y*" Bluff point from which Last 
stake so to be stuck up sixteen rods west from y"' upland 
of y"^ Bluff point v'' middle of y" channell to be y"" Bounds 
Between the mannor of Queens Village & y^ town of hun- 
tington till it comes to a certain ware erected by y'' Inhab- 
itance of huntington for y'' taking or catching of fish from 
thence Northerly to y*" middle of y'' Inlet river or Creek, 
Between y*' upland of Queens Village cl y" upland of hun- 



HUNTINOTON TOWN RECORDS. 37/ 

tington west Neck, from thence running Easterly along y* 
middle of y' said Inlet river or creek till it comes against 
a point on Queens Village shore called Conklins point and 
a point on huntington shore called Sandy point almost op- 
posite to y'' said Conklins point, & from thence upon a 
streight Line to the middle of that part of y" Inlet river or 
creek that runs Between the outward point of y^ East 
'Beech Putting of from Queens Village shore & y*" nighest 
land upon huntington shore, then Beginning again at y® 
first stake standing the Body of y"^ Beech at y'' entrence on 
to y*' said Beech, sixteen rods from y" upland of v'^ West 
Neck y*^ line to run Southerly into Fleets hole, keeping y® 
middle of v" sade hole or inlett till it comes into y" Bay or 
harbor which said Lines Sl Bounds as above expressed 
shall be y*' Certain Boundaries Between the Town of hun- 
tington and the Mannor of Queens Village forever serv- 
ing. 

To the above said Henry Lloyd his heirs and assigns 
forever all such previleges on huntington side as were 
granted & allowed unto Mr James Lloyd by y'' Inhabitants 
of huntington in one certain Indenture of Agreement Be- 
tween v'" said James Lloyd & y*^ sd. Inhabitants of hunting- 
ton. Bearing Date March 1685-6 as bv V sd. agreement 
will more Largely appear In Witness whereof we here to 
set our hands and seals this 30 day ot May Anno Domini 

1734- 

William Willis [Seal.] 

D. JoNLS [Seal.J 
Richard Woodiiull [Seal] 
The ware mentioned to be y"" Boundery Between 
Queens Village and huntington Lyeth fifty seven rods 
eastward of John Conklins, Little Cove from y*^ Largest 
rock on y" East point of said Cove measured by Nathanel 
Kitcham and Thomas Brush trustees by agreement with 
Charles Sexton trustee and Jonethan 



3^8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Wickes also trustee and Henry Lloyd owner of Queens 
Village May 31. 1734 

I certify the foregoing award with an account of the 
boundaries to be a true copy of the record thereof remain- 
ing in the third book made by Eppenetus Piatt in page 
169 and 170 compaired by me 

Solomon Ketcham, clerk. 

This boundary is also certified by Philip Ketcham Town 
Clerk in his first Book to record bills of sale in the fifth 
page on the right hand side. 

{File No. 101 and Deeds, Vol. 3, p. 745.) 



[1734, May 31.] 

The Ware Mentioned to be the Boundary Between 
Queens Village and Huntington Lyeth fifty seven Rods 
eastward of John Conklines Little Cove from the Largest 
Rock on the east point of said Cove Mesured by Nathaniel 
Ketcham cS: thomas Brush trustees by agreement With 
Charles wSexton Presesedent and William Jarvis trustee & 
Jonathan Wickes all so trustee and Henry Lloyd owner of 
Queens Village Mav the 31, 1734. 

Recorded by me Philip Ketcham Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 15) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1735, May 6.] 

At a town meeting may the 6*'' 1735 Charles sexton Esqr 
was Chosen president for the Ensueing year. 

[Note. — The boundaries established, and as described in this 
paper, have ever since remained the line of title between Hun- 
tington on the one side and the owners of Lloyd's Neck on the 
other.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINtiTOX TOWN RKCOKDS. 379 

Nathaniel Ketcham Samuel Brush thomas brush William 
Jarvis Juner Daniel Kelcy and Joseph Stratton were 
Chosen trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John wickcs Esqr and Isaac platt were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing' year. 

The day abovsd William Jonson Juner was Chosen Col- 
lector for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd William Jonson Juner was Chosen Con- 
stable for the Ensueing \ oar. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr was Chosen Super- 
viser for the Ensueing year. 

The abovsd John Wickes Esqr Epenetus Platt Jeremiah 
wood and thcjmas Brush were Chosen surveyers for the 
Ensueing vcar. 

The dav abovsd Samuel Smith scncr was Chosen pound 
keeper f(^r the Ensueing year lie paying seven shilhngs 
and 6 pence lor t'ne j)r()ffit of the same. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Platt was Chosen a treasurer 
for the town or the town treasurer for the Ensueing year 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 251.) 

may the 6 1735 

The priveledg of mowing the thatch at the head of the 
town harbour south ward of the old brickkils was Let to 
Samuel Stratton for Eleven shillings and three pence. 

1737 Received o i o 
The same day the priveledg of all the thatch at the pear 
point was Let to William Jonson Juner for three and two 
pence. 

The same day the priviledge of hors neck beach was Let 
to Nathaniel Ketcham for two shillings seven pence. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 250.) 



380 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS.' 1 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1736, May 4.] 

At a town meeting may the 4''' 1736 John Wickes Esqr 
was Chosen president of the trustes for the year Ensueing 
Alexander bryan Nathaniel Ketcham Jonathan wickes 
Daniel Kelcy sam" brush And Isaac Piatt were Chosen 
trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Thomas Jarvis was Chosen Constable 
and Collector for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Piatt, was Chosen treasurer 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd John Wickes Esqr and Left Isaac Piatt 
were Chosen assessors to make all rates to be made for the 
Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd John wickes Esqr was Chosen super- 
viser for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd John wickes Esqr Epenetus Piatt Jere- 
miah Wood and Thomas brush were Chosen surv^eyers lor 
the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd the benefit of the pound was Let by 
Epenetus Piatt for five shillings and 6 pence. 

The day abovesd the priviledge of mowing the thatch 
at the head of the town harbour was Let to Sam" vStratton 
for ten shillings and a peny. 

The day abovsd the priveledge of all the thatch from 
the pear point to william Jonsons on the East side of the 
harbour was Let to John woolcev for seven shillings and 
three pence. 

The day abovsd the thatch at Sammisses Cove was Let 
to James Rogers for one shilling. 

The day abovesd the thatch at horsneck beach was Let 



*fli 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 38 1 

to thomas brush Juner for one shilling and Eleven pence. 
This was discharged by the trustees. 
(Town Meeting, Vol. I, p. 251. 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1736, Aug. 3rd.] 

August the 3'''^ 1736. 
At a trustees meeting it was agreed and Leave given to 
Zophar Piatt to erect and set up a building for his own use 
of about twenty four foot in Length and about eighteen 
foot in width near the midle of the sti'eet between Epene- 
tus platts store house and Alexander Smitlis Lott. 

John Wickes, p'' 
{Land Chrants by Trustees, p. 323.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1737, May 3.] 

May the 3"' 1737 at a town meeting were Chosen for 
Trustees. 

Charles Sexton for president. 

Thomas Wickes Thomas Brush Samuel Brush Isaac 
Piatt John titus and Obadiah Rogers trustees. 

The Day abovesd Thomas Jarvis was Chosen Constable 
and Collector for the Ensueing year. 

The Day abovesd Isaac Piatt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing year. 

The Day abovesd Isaac Brush was Chosen superviser 
for the Ensueing )'ear. 

The day above sd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen Treasurer 
and Clerk for the town. 



382 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The Day abovesd John wickes Esqr Epenetus Piatt Jer. 
emiah Wood and Thomas Brush were Chosen Surveyers 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd the benefit of the pound was Let to 
Cpt titus for five Shillings and three pence for the Ensue- 
ing year. 

The Day abovesd John Wickes Esqr and Isaac platt 
were Chosen to make mr primes Rate for the Ensueing 
year and Jonas Smith was Chosen to gather the sd rate. 

The day abovesd the priveledge of mowing the thatch 
at the head of the harbour was Let to Elnathan wickes for 
ten shillings and three pence. 

Also the priveledge of mowing the thatch at the pear 
point was Let to william Jonson for Eleven shillings. 

Also the thatch at John Sammis his Cove was Let to 
Joseph Rogers for one shilling. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 252 ) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1738, Jan. 16.] 

Att a trustee meeting all being present this 16 of Janu- 
ary I73f it was agreed to make a New Division in the old 
purchas of this town between Coldspring and Cowharbour 
of five acres to a hundred Right. 

Charles Sexton pd. 
{Land Grants by Trustees, p. 327.) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1738, Feb. 6] 

february the 6*'' 173^ 
It was agreed to make a new Division in Crab meadow 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 383 

purchass between Cowharbour and Smithtown west bounds 
of five acres to each hundred Right in the township of 
huntington by us the trustees of sd. town. 

Charles Sexton p'^ 
{Book Land Grants by Trustees, p. 215.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1738, May 2.] 

may the second 1738 

At a town meeting were for trustees Charles Sexton 
Esqr was Chosen president Thomas Wickes Thomas brush 
Samuel brush Isaac Piatt John Titus and Obadiah Rogers 
were Chosen trustees. 

The Day abovsd Eliphalet Wickes was Chosen Constable 
and Collector for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Isaac Piatt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd Isaac Brush was Chosen Superviser for 
the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
and treasurer for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Esqr Epenetus Piatt Jere- 
miah wood and Thomas brush were Chosen surveyers for 
the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsed the profht of the pound for the Ensue- 
ing year was let to Joseph Langdon for four shillings and 
Eight pence this is forgiven. 

The priveledge of mowing of the thatch at the pear 
point was let to Abraham chichester for Eleven shillings 
an a peny for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd the priveledge of mowing the thatch at 
the head of the harbour was let to Thomas netherway for 
ten shillings. 



384 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day abovsd the priveledge of mowing the thatch 
northward of the old brickil Round to the gutt was let to 
william Johnson for one shilling and 6 pence 9 pence paid 
by Amos Smith. 

may the 2 1738 
The money Received is paid away on the table. 
{Town Meetings, V<A. I, p. 252.) 

the second of may 1738 
The priveledge of mowing the thatch at Duck Island 
was by order of the trustees Let to Jonas Higbee for thir- 
teen shilling for the Ensueing year. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 249.) 



[LAND DIVISION.] 

[1739, Feb. 19.] 

february the 19*^ 173I 
At a trustee meeting it was agreed and concluded to 
make a division in the undivided land between Cowhar- 
bour and smithtown west bounds of four acres to each 
hundred Right in the township of Huntington. 

Charles Sexton Pd. 

[Land Grants by Trustees, p. 223.J 



[NEW LAND DIVISION.] 

[1739, March 12.] 

At a trustee meeting March the 12 1 7 3f it was agreed 
and concluded to make a division in the undivided land 
between Cowharbour and Cold Spring of four acres to a 
hundred Right. 

Cha. Sexton Pd. 

[Land Grants by Trustees, p. 343.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 385 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1739, May I I 

may the first 1739 

At a town meeting Nathaniel Ketcham was Chosen 
president of the trustees lor the Ensueing- year. 

William Jarvis Juner Jonathan wickes Daniel Kelcy 
Isaac Brush Annias Karl and Thomas gilderslieve were 
Chosen trustees for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Eliphalet Wickes was Chosen both 
Constable and Collector for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Isaac Brush was Chosen superviser for 
the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Isaac platt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John Wickes Epenetus Platt Jeremiah 
wood and Thomas Brush were Chosen surveyers lor the 
Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Platt was Chosen town 
Clerk for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Platt was Chosen the town 
treasurer for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd it was voated that the town assessors 
shall make the ministers Rate for the Ensueing vear and 
the Collector shall gather it and be paid for what he 
gathereth. 

may the first 1739 

All the thatch from Jonsons to the pear point was let to 
John Sammis Juner for thirteen shillings and Eight pence. 

The day abovesd the thattch at the head of the harbour 
was let to Sam" Stratton for Eight shillings and two pence. 

The day abovesd all the thatch from the Clam pomt 
Round to the gutt was lett to Amos Smith for one shilling 
and ten pence. 

The day abovesd the thatch at hors neck beach was let 



386 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to Nathaniel Ketcham for 7 pence and the mone}^ paid. 

The day abovesd the meadow on the north side of the 
west neck beyond John samis his land is let to John sam- 
mis for two shillings. 

Ditto the thatch at pages Cove was let to Jonas Smith 
for three shillings. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 249.) 

may the first 1739 
The Use of the pound for the Ensueing year was let to 
Isaac Smith for two shillings and six pence. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 250.) 



[DEDICATION OF THE COMMON.] 

[1739, May 18.] 

Huntington Where as there have been and are still 
divers persons belonging to this town who for private in- 
trest have been Endevering to Encroach on and lessen the 
streets lanes and highwa3-s in this town to the great dam- 
mage of the Near Neighbours for the preventing of which 
in the East street of sd. town the trustees of the freehold- 
ers and Commonality of sd. town thought fit to order the 
sd. street to be laid out to the Right held by Thomas 
Wickes (except so much as should be judged by the sur- 
vey ers needfull for good highways) and by him to be 
alienated to the neighbours living near and Receiving the 

[Note. — The premises here described comprises the Common 
now lying open to the public at the east end of the village of 
Huntington, including some lands which have been enclosed 
by adjoining owners. This is known in all the early records 
as "the Town Spot." It is historic ground. Here, probably, 
the first settlement was made : the old fort stood there or near 
by, and here the train bands paraded and the town meetings 
were held two hundred years ago. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 387 

chief benefit of the same to ly open in Common never to 
be fenced in or enclosed or any part thereof, Therefore 
according to the trustes order dated the 18 of august 
1736 on the same day John Wickes and Thomas brush be- 
ing two of the surveyers of the sd. town laid out to the 
Right of sd. Thomas Wickes three acres and 88 rods of 
land in several peices in tlie sd. street as may more at large 
apear by the Return of the scl. survevers on the town 
record Therefore be it Known unto all men bv these pres- 
ents that I Thomas Wickes for and in Consideration of the 
sum of one pound 16 shillings Currant money of New 
York to me in hand paid and for the use and uses above 
sd. and to and for no other use or uses whatsoever Have 
given granted bargained and sold and do by these presents 
fully freely clearly and absolutely give grant bargain and 
sell unto John Wickes Jonathan Wickes Samuel Stratton 
Philip Piatt Joseph Lewis Thomas Wickes Juner and 
Eliphalet Wickes their heirs and assigns forever all that 
the above mentioned three acres and 88 rods of land situ- 
ate lying and being in the east street of the sd. town as 
above sd. Together with all and singular the rights and 
priveledges there unto belonging and all the estate Right 
title intrest possesson jjroperty claim and demand whatso- 
ever of me the sd. Thomas Wickes in and to the premises 
to have and t(j hold all the before mentioned premises to 
them the sd. John Wickes Jonathan Wickes Sam" Stratton 
Philip Piatt Joseph Lewis Thomas Wickes Juner and 
Eliphalet Wickes their heirs and assigns (as tenants in 
Common without any manner of pretence of survivership) 
from me the sd. Thomas Wickes my heirs Ex" and ad'"** 
unto the sole and only proper use benefit and behoofe 
of them the sd. John Wickes Jonathan wickes Sam" Strat- 
ton Philip Piatt Joseph Lewis Thomas Wickes Juner and 
Eliphalet Wickes their and each of their heirs and assigns 
forever to lie in Common for the use of them the inirchs- 



388 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sers and never to be fenced nor enclosed nor any part 
thereof by any person or persons whatsoever but to Re- 
main according to the true intent and meaning here of for- 
ever In witness whereof the sd Thomas Wickes have here 
unto sett my hand and seal the i8 day of may anno Dom 

1739 
Signed sealed & delivered Thomas Wickes [Seal.] 
in the presents of ii.s 
Matthew Bunce 
Job Halsted 
{Deeds, Vol. II, p. 762.) 



[DIVISION OF SUMPWAM'S NECK.J 

[1740, May 3.] 
This Instrument of Writing Witnesseth that whereas 
there is a Certain Neck of land lying at the south side of 
Long Island with in the town ship of Huntington in Suf- 
folk Cunoty which is Known and distinguished by the 
Indian name of Sumpwams which sd neck of upland was 
formerly laid out and bounded (as it was said) into sundry 
lotments pursuant to the Respective rights of the former 
proprietors but the Division of the sd Neck of upland be- 
ing not to be found upon Record or the Record of the 
same being lost by which means the present possessors 
thereof (the subscribers here under written) having had 
several disputes and contests concerning the location of 
their several lotments as afore sd. and in order to Compose 
the sd. disputes and settle a good Understanding and per- 
fect Amity for the future We the sd subscribers have 
Nominated Chosen and appointed Major Epenetus Piatt 
and Philip Ketcham both of the town ship of Huntington 
afore sd. And Samuel Willis of the town ship of Oyster- 
bay in Queens County in the Island afore sd. Yeoman or 
any two of them to situate allot and prefix the bounders 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCORDS. 389 

of our land Contained with in the sd. Neck as near as they 
Can as it was formerly laid out and bounded according- to 
our Respective rights in the same And that their division 
so made and Entrcd in the records of the sd. town of 
Huntington with the geneial Carde of the sd Neck of 
Upland entred with the same setting forth the division of 
the former rights in the sd. Carde with the wedth of the 
lots shall be held to be good and efectual to each of us 
the subscribers our heirs and assigns forever And it is 
hereby Covenanted Articled Concluded and agreed by 
each by all and every of us the subscribers that afore sd 
division so made and described afore sd bv the above 
named Epenetus Piatt philip Ketcham and Samuel Wills 
or by any two of them shall be and is hereby Confirmed 
by us to be as good and efectual to all intents and pur- 
poses Watsoever in the law As if the sd division had so 
been made by us and Confirmed or ratifved by any other 
legal or Regular instrument of Writing whatsoever To 
have and to hold the above sd Neck of Upland to each 
Respective person and their heirs and assigns according to 
their several rights in the neck in Confirmation to the 
above sd. division and every article above sd. We the sub- 
scribers and owners of the premises hath set to our hands 
and fixed our seals this third day of May anno domin 
1740. 

Dennis Hart [Seal.] Daniel Lewis [Seal.] 

William Jarvis [Seal] Thomas Smith [Seal.] 
Joseph Skilmore [Seal.] Joseph S.nhth [Seal 
John Wood [Seal.| Robert Kellam [Seal.] 

Cornelius Hart [Seal.] 

his 

Joshua x Arthur [Seal.] 

liiark 

Richard dixgee [Seal.] 
George Norton [Seal.] 



390 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of William 
Gibb Jonathan Chichester 

Recorded by me Epenetus Piatt town Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol II, p. 785.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1740, May 6.] 

At a town meeting may the 6 1740 Nath"" Ketcham was 
Chosen president of the trustees for the Ensueing year and 
Daniel Kelcy Jonathan wickes william Jarvis Juner Isaac 
brush ananias Karle and Thomas Gilderslieve were Chosen 
trustees for the Ensuing year. 

The day abovsd Eliphalet Wickes was Chosen Consta- 
ble and Collector for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Isaac brush was Chosen superviserfor 
the Ensuing year. 

The day abovsd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town Clerk 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen town 
treasurer for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovesd Isaac platt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing year. 

The day abovsd John wickes Epenetus Platt Jeremiah 
wood and thomas brush were Chosen surveyer for the En- 
sueing year. 

The day abovsd Timothy Scudder Sam" brush Daniel 

Lewis Nathaniel Ketcham Alexander Smith and Jacob 

Conkline Juner were Chosen Commishoners for to take 

Care of Highwayes acording to the Late act of assembly. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 249.) 

may the 6 1740. 
It was voated and agreed that Jonas Smith Daniel Lew- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 39! 

is Josiah smith David sammis Thomas Brush Jonathan 
Wickes and will™ Jarvis Juncr should Use their best in- 
trest and Endeavour amongst the people of this town to 
get the salery promised to Mr Ebenezer Prime by way of 

free will and subscription. 

{Town Meetings, Vol 1, p. 250.) 

may the 6 1740. 
The day abovesd the use of a peice of marsh which John 
Rogers hath fenced in at the harbour which doth not be- 
long to him was let to Sam" Stratton for two shillings and 

two pence. 

{Toton Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 253.) 



[DIVISION OF SUMPWAMS NECK.] 

[1740, May 15.] 

To all Christian people to whome this Instrument of 
writing may Concern Know y" that We Epenetus Piatt 
and Philip Ketcham both of Huntington in Suffolk County 
And Samuel Willis of the township of Oysterbay in Queens 
County all of the Island of Nassaw Yeomen Arbitrators 
Indiferantly Chosen Elected and Impartially Appointed by 
the propriators of a neck of upland Commonly known by 
the name of Sumpawames situated within the Limits of Hun- 
tington To allot and Divide the sd upland upon the sd 
Neck all below the Indian old path and to scituate the 
Respective lotments as near as we could according to their 
former locations to each person Correspondent to their 

[Note — There is a map showing the respective ownerships at 
this date recorded in connection with the above paper, which 
is valuable and interesting, as the locality is now occupied by 
the village of Babylon. — C. R. S.] 



392 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Rights in sd. Neck And in (M-der to Effect the sd. Divi- 
sion the sd proprietors did Execute an Instrument of 
Agreement bearing date the third of may in this present 
year Impowring us the sd. Arbitrators or any two of us to 
preforme the same in manner as afore sd. Now we the 
afore Named Arbitrators through and by the Authority 
Committed and granted unto us as afore sd. having taken 
upon us to settle and to Accomodate the Unstable boun- 
daries of the severall lotments in the sd. Neck first do 
order and appoint that the Lots shall all be measured in 
width upon a south Line beginning in the Indian path five 
rods west from the swamp or bogs and the south line to 
Extend to the highway that Runs between Richard Din- 
gee and Dennis Harts land And we the afore Named Ar- 
bitrators do Judge order and award that the first lott 
shall be in No i joyning to the fence or Indian old path 
and shall be in width in sd south line four rods and ten 
links of Chain And that the south bounds there of shall 
be a straight line across the neck running from the East 
side to the west side of the neck south eighty degrees west 
which sd. lott contains a four hundred Right and Jere- 
miah smiths and John Wood and the lot No 2. Is Thomas 
Smiths and John Wood being sixteen rods and sixteen 
links of Chain wide in the south line including seventeen 
hundred Right and Running parrellel across the neck And 
the lot No. 3. is Robert Kellum and George Nortons and 
Contains a four hundred Right and three rods and twenty 
three links of Chan wide in the sd. south line and runs 
parelell a cross the neck And the lott No 4 is Joseph Skid- 
mores and is Nineteen rods and fifteen links of Chain wide 
in the south line and Contains a twenty hundred right. 
The lot No. 5 : Is John Woods being eight rods and Nine- 
teen link of chain wide including a Nine hundred right 
The lot No. 6 : is william Jarvises and is five rods and twen- 
ty one links of chain wide including six hundred Right 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 393 

The lot No. 7 : is Joseph Skidmores and Caleb Woods and 
is thirteen rods and sixteen links of chain wide including 
a 14 hundred right. The Lot No. 8 : is Cornelius Harts 
and is four rods Nineteen links and a halfe of Chain wide 
including four hundred Right and a half No. 9 : is Joshua 
aurthers and Joseph Skidmores and is thirty six rods and 
a halfe wide including thirty seven hundred and a halfe 
right. No: 10: is Daniel Lewises and Jonah Woods 
Deceased and is thirteen rods wide including a twelve 
hundred Right and the lot No : 1 1 : is Richard Dingees 
Riph van Dam and Joshua arthur being twenty four rods 
wide including a twenty two hundred right No: 12: Is 
Richard Dingees lott and is twelve rods including a Eleven 
hundred Right and is bounded on the south by a highway 
that leads between sd dingees lot and Dennis Harts lot 
and all the afore sd. lots measure in wedth upon the afore 
Recited south line and the lots Run parellel across the 
neck all except the first lot, and the lot No: 13: is Dennis 
Harts and includes a five hundred Right and includes all 
the land between the head line and the high wav last 
above mentioned and a peice of meadow lying East of his 
upland between the highway that leads along the East side 
of the neck and a pond the meadow being about three quar- 
ters of an acre being in Length northward from the head 
line about twenty eight rods which said small peice of 
meadow and land is accounted together to make up Sam- 
mis Harts five hundred Right And in order to demos- 
trate we have described the sd division at Large in 
a general Card of the Neck and entred the same in the 
town Record wherein is plainly described every mans lot 
as is above numbred and situated And we the afore named 
Arbitrators do order and Judge that where there is more 
persons contained in one lot then one they shall enjoy the 
same in proportion to their Rights in the same And fur- 
ther we the sd. arbitrators by and with the Consent of the 



394 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

propriators of the sd. Neck and in order to amplifie and 
Comode the sd. Division we have for their use and Con- 
veniency Described and allowed several highways as is 
particularly set fourth in the general Card upon the town 
record as Refference there unto being had may plainly ap- 
pear with their and each of their Respective situations and 
wedth and in whose land they particularly run through or 
in And as a further Confirmation here of we the sd. Epen- 
etus Piatt Philip Ketcham and Samuel Willis hath here 
unto set to our hands and fixed our seals the fifteenth day 
of May Anno Domini 1740. 

Signed, sealed and de- Epenetus Platt [Seal.] 

livered in the presents of Philip Ketcham [Seal.] 
James Lysight Sam" Willis [Seal] 

Abiel Titus Juner. 

Recorded by me Epenetus Platt, town Clerk. 
{.Deeds, Vol 11, yp. 783-4 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1741, May 5.] 

May the 5. 1741 at a town meeting Nathaniel Ketcham 
Chosen president of the trustees And Daniel Kelcy Isaac 
Brush Jonathan Wicks William Jarvis Juner Ananias 
Karle and Augustine bryan were chosen trustees the Day 
above sd. Eliphalet Wickes was Chosen Constable and Col- 
lector for the Ensueing year. 

The day above sd. Isaac Platt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the Ensueing year. 

The day above sd. Epenetus Platt was chosen town 
clerk and treasurer for the ensueing year. 

The day above sd. Isaac Brush was Chosen superviser 
for the Ensueing year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCORDS. 395 

The Day above sd. Timothy sciuldcr Daniel Lewis Jon. 
athan Wickes Jun"^ Nathaniel Kctcham alexander Smith 
Isaac Piatt samuel Brush and John Piatt were chosen 
comissioners for highway. 

The day above sd. Epenetus Piatt John wicks Jeremiah 
Wood and thomas Brush were Chosen surveyers for the 
ensueing year. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1,2). 255.) 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1742, March 8.] 

March the 8*'' 174^ 
At a trustee meeting all being present it was voated and 
granted to Joseph stratton and John Saterly Juner to build 
a grist mill at a place commonly called free bodies Cove 
provided they do build and complete the same within two 
years from the date hereof and If not they are not to have 
any beneht by this grant but If they do build a mill with- 
in the time above sd. then they are to enjoy the above sd 
to them their heirs and assigns so long as any of them shall 
maintain and keep a mill there and no longer. 

Nathanil Ketcham p** 
{Land Grants by Trustees, p. 353.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 
[1742, May 4.] 



May the 4"' 1742. 
Nathaniel Ketcham was Chosen president ot the trustees 
Daniel Kelcy Isaac brush Jonathan wickes Cpt. Carle wil- 
liam Jarvis and Augustin Bryan. 



396 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

The day above sd. Eliphalet Wicks was Chosen Consta- 
ble and Collector for the ensuing year. 

The day above sd. Isaac Piatt and Jacob Scudder were 
Chosen assessors for the ensuing ^^ear. 

The day above sd Epenetus Piatt was Chosen Clerk and 
tresurer for the ensueing year. 

The day above sd. Isaac Brush was chosen superviser 
for the ensueing year. 

The day abovesd. Nathaniel Ketcham alexander smith 
Isaac Piatt sam'* brush Timothy Sender John platt and 
Jonathan Wicks Jun'' were chosen Commissioners for 
highways. 

The day above sd. Epenetus Platt John wicks Jeremiah 
Wood and thomas brush were Chosen surveyers for the 
ensuing year. 

The day above sd. it was voted in the town meeting 
whither they would take the Ideot daughter of Jeremiah 
Chichester Deseased and maintain her as the towns poor 
or stand a triall at law to know whither shee can be forsed 
on the town and it was a clear voat to stand a trial. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 256.) 



[TRUSTEES' ORDER.] 

[1742, Oct. 22.] 

October the 22 : 1742. 
To Epenetus Platt and John Wickes two of the survey- 
ers of the town of huntington these are to order you to go 
to Crab meadow or black hall and search out and bring to 
us an account of all the land that hath not been laid out to 
Timothy soper or any other person joining to the land 
Thomas fleet formerly changed with Ilcnrv Soper. 

Nathaniel Ketcham, pd. 
{Land Grants by Trustees, p. 231 ) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 39/ 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1743, May 3.] 

May the 3. 1743 at a town meeting in Huntington. 

Nathaniel Ketchani was Chosen prcsdt of the trustes 
Daniel Kelcy. 

Jonathan Wicks William Jarves Isaac Brush Isaac Piatt 
Ehpelet Wicks. 

The Day above said Eliphalet Wicks was Chosen Con- 
stuble and Colec^"^ for the Ensuing year. 

The Day above said Epenetus Piatt was Chosen Clerk 
and treserur. 

The Day above sd. Isaac Piatt and Jacob Scudder was 
assessers for the ensuing year. 

The Day Above sd Isaac Brush was Chosen Superviser 
for the Ensuing year. 

The Day above sd. Nathanel Ketcham, Alexander Smith 
Isaac Piatt, Samuel Brush Jonas Smith Daniel Luies Doc"' 
Piatt Jonathan Wicks Jn' Joseph Bufet Capt Titus Was 
Chosen Commissioners for high Ways. 

The Day above sd. Epenetus Piatt John Wicks Jeremiah 
Wood Isaac Piatt was Chosen Survaiers for the ensuing 
year. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 257.) 



[1743, May 3.1 

May the 3. 1743 at a Publick meeting Whereas there 
Hath Been Som Dispute in the town Between the town 
and alexander Bryan Concerning the title and Possession 
of a Certain Parcel of Land and thatch or meddow Lying 
on the west side of Eatons neck- Beach Commonl)- called 
by the name of Duck Island and the said Bryan being wil. 
ling to Live in Peace and friend ship with the people of 
the town he Proposed to the town that fgr peace and 



398 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Quietness He would Give the town the sum of thirty 
Pounds if they Would give Him a Quit Claim and it was 
put to Voat in the town meeting Whether they Would 
take the money offered for the towns Right and it was a 
Clear Voat.* 

Recorded By mee 
Philip Ketcham Clerk 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 5.) 



[FAMILY RECORD OF ELIPHELET WICKES.] 

[1744— 1734.] 

The Children of Eliphelet Wickes of Huntington Re- 
corded, Margret Wickes Daufter of Eliphelet Wickes Was 
borne the 29 Day of Aprile 1734. 

Hannah Wickes was born the 29 Day of September in 
the yeare 1735. 

Eliphelet Was borne the 20 Day of february in the yeare 
1738. 

Thomas Wickes Was borne the 10 Day of August in the 
yeare 1740. 

Mary Was borne the 28 Day of September in the yeare 
1744. 

Recorded this eleventh Day of July 1749. 

by me Eliphelet Wickes 

town Clerk. 
(Surveys and Land Grants, p. 148.) 

[ *This was followed by a Quit Claim deed made by the 
Trustees of the town to Alexander Bryant, dated May 19, 1746, 
of the premises described. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 399 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1744, May I.] 

May the first 1744 

The thach at the head of the town harbour from brickils 
to Johnsons was let to Samuel stratton for seven shilling 
and five pence. 

The thatch at the pear point was let to William Mott 
for seven shillings. 

Thfe thatch at hors neck beach was let to John Conkline 
for one shilling, 

Huntington may the first 1744 at a town meeting Nath°'' 
Ketcham was Chosen president of the trustees and David 
Kelcy Jonathan wickes William Jarvis Isaac Piatt Eliph- 
ulet wickes and Robert Brush were chosen trustees for 
the present year. 

The day above sd. Eliphalet Wickes was Chosen Con- 
stable and Collector for the ensueing year. 

The day above sd. Phillip Ketcham was chosen town 
Clerk. 

The day above sd. Isaac Piatt and platt Conkline ware 
Chosen assessors for the ensuing year. 

The day above sd. Isaac Brush esq. was Chosen super- 
viser for the ensueing year. 

The day above sd. John Wickes esq. Epenetus Platt 
Jeremiah wood and Isaac Platt were Chosen surveyers for 
the ensuing year. 

The day above sd. Epenetus Platt was chosen treasurer 
for the Ensueing year. 

The day above Zopher Platt Alex"*^"" Smith Jonathan 
wickes sam" stratton Jonas Smith Epenetus bryan Joseph 
bufifit John Lewis Epenetus Conkline Samuel Brush, 
Dan" Lewis Epenetus platt Juner were Chosen surveyers 
of the highways for the ensuing year. 

The same Day the thatch at Clam point and Sammises 



400 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Cove Was sold to Josiah Rogers for the sum of los. od. for 
the ensuing year. 

The same Day the Meddow at Horse neck beach Was 
sold to abraham Chichester for the ensuing year for 2S. 6d. 

The thatch at Cold Spring near Jeremiah Conklins Was 
sold to Hesekiah Rogers for the ensuing year for is. od. 

The same day the Meddow attthe Head of the Harbour 
that John Rogers fensed In Was Sold to Daniel Kellsy for 
the Ensuing year for the sum of is. yd. 

The same day the thatch at Crabmeddow being a small 
Illand Was so'^ to Edward Bayley for 2s. 6d. for the ensu- 
ing year. 

The thatch at Pages Cove Was sold for ^o os. 2d. to 
Jonas Smith for the ensuing year. 

The same Day the thatch from Joseph Udells Mill to 
Mungers Point Was Sold to Samuel stratton for £0 4s. 6d. 
for the ensuing 3'ear. 

{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. , p '255-58-59.) 



[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1745, May 7.] 

May the 7"' 1745 att y*" town meeting the use of a pice 
ol meddow which John Rogers fenced in at the Harbour 
y" Did not Belong to him was Let to ensin Philip Piatt for 
the sum of ^o is. 3d. for y*^ ensuing year. 

The Day above said a pice of thatch or a small Island 
att Crab medow gutt was sold for the sum of o i is. o to 
Jonas smith for y® ensuing year. 

The Day above said the trustees Paid to Henry Scudder 
the sum of Eleven shillings for suporting of elnathan foster 
for Nessarys that I stood in need of. 

The Day above said the thatch att Peages Cove was 
sold to Jonas Smith for £0 is. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4OI 

The Day above said justic John Wickcs and Philip 
Ketcham Was Chosen to tak account of Intested Estats 
for the ensuing- 3ear. 

The Day above said the trustees Paid to John Carmen 
nine shillings and five Pence f(jr the Cranfields. 
(Town Meetinrjii, Vol. 1, p 259.) 



May the seventh 1745 at a town Meeting Justice Isaac 
Brush was Chosen Presedent of the trustees. 

The Day above named Jus^ Isaac Brush chosen Presi- 
dent. 

Daniel Kellsv William Jarvis Isaac Piatt, Robert Brush 
Eliphalett Wickes Jonathan Wickes were Chosen trustees 
for the Present year. 

The same Day Eliphalett Wickes was Chosen Constable 
& Colecter for y'^ Present year. 

The same da)^ Phylip Ketcham Was Chosen town Clerk 
for this Preshet year. 

The Day above said Isaac Piatt Eliphalett Wickes were 
Chosen assessors for y"" ensuing year. 

The day above said Justice Wickes esq. Isaac Piatt Jere- 
miah Wood Philyp Ketcham Were Chosen survey ers for 
y® ensuing year. 

The same Day the surveyers were chosen fence vewers 
for the ensuing year. 

The Day above said Philip Ketcham Was Chosen treas- 
urer for the ensuing year. 

The Day above sd Just Isaac Brush Was Chosen supre- 
viser for the ensuing year. 

May 3^'' 7"" 1745 John Conklin senor Paid one shilling for 
thatch at Hors neck Beach for y'' year Past. 

At the town Meeting on the Day mentioned on the 
other sid of this Leaf Jonas Smith Joseph Buffitt Piatt 
Conkhne Samuel Brush Daniel Lewis Epenetus Piatt Juner 
Hezekiah Rogers Philip Wickes Jonathan Wickes Moses 



402 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Scuder alexander Smith John Lewis Eliphalett Wickes 
Were Chosen surveyers for High Ways for the ensuing 
year. 

The day above sd. 

The thatch at the Head of the Harbour from the Brick 
kills to Johnsons Was Let to Philip Piatt for the sum of 
£o 13s. o. 

The Day above said the thatch at the Pear Point Was 
sold to Ruben Johnson for £0 13s. 3d. 

The Day above said the thatch at the Clam point and 
Samises Cove was sold to Samuel Stratton for ^o is. od. 

The day above said the thatch at Hors neck beach was 
sold to John Heviland for ;^o 2s. 2d. 

The Day above said the thatch at the Head of the Cove 
over against Jeremiah Conklines Was sold to said Jere- 
miah Conklin for ^o 2s. od. 

The Day before mentioned the thatch from the north 
side of thomas Netherways Lot on boath sides of the Har- 
bour to the head of the Cove or to Cow harbour Brook 
Was Sold to Philip Wicks for the ensuing ior the sum of 
£0 13s. o. 

The Day above said the thatch Coves and Hamocks 
Round the Little Neck Below High water Mark Was sold 
to Edward bayly for the ensuing year for the sum of 

o 10s. o. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. l,pp. 261-2.) 



[JOHN KETCHAM'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1746-1716.] 

The Children of John Ketcham senor Recorded John 
Ketcham Juner Was Born the 24^'' Day of January In tb 
year 17 16. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 403 

Elizabeth Ketchani Was Boni the first Da}' of Fcbrnarv 
In 1718. 

Mary Ketcham Was Born the 16 Day of Noverr-bcr In 
1720. 

Timothy Ketcham Was Born the tenth Day of January 
In 1722. 

Hannah Ketcham Was Born the 21 : Day of aprill In 
1729. 

Sarah Ketchani Was Born the sixth (ia^■ of June 1730. 

Joseph Ketcham Was Born the t\vent\' nintli Day of 
July In 1731. 

Jonas Ketcham Was Born the 19"' Day ol October In 

Zophar and Martha Was Born the 14"' Day of June In 
the year 1734. 

Rebeckah Ketcham Was Born the sixth Day of aprell In 

1737- 

Ruth Ketcham Was born the fourth day of Aprille In 
1740. 
Recorded by Me this eleventh Day of aprille 1746. 

Philip Ketcham Clerk. 
{Sum'eys and Land Grants, p. 149.) 



[QUIT CLAIM DEED BY TRUSTEES OF 
DUCK ISLAND.] 

[1746, May 19.] 

Know all Men By thes Presents that We Isaac Piatt 
President of the trustees and Sargent Daniel Kellsy. Rob- 
ert Brush, Alexander Smith Eliphalet Wickes Dayid Sam- 
mis Joseph Whittman the Present trustees of the free- 
holders and Commonality of the town of Huntington as 
We Represent the town or the freehoulders & Comonality 



404 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of said town for and in Consideration of the sum of thirty 
seven pounds eleven shillings and nine pence to us in Hand 
paid or secured at the Ensealing and Delivery Hereof to 
us and our Successors or to the free holders and Common- 
ality of said town Have Remised Released and forever 
Quit Claimed unto Justice Alexander Bryan and to His 
executors and Adm" Belonging to the town of Huntington 
afore said for us & our Successors forever have absolutely 
Quit Claimed unto the said alexander Bryan his heirs and 
assigns forever all that a Certain tract of Land and thatch 
or meddow Lying on the West Side of Batons Neck 
Beach Commonly Called Duck Island* we sav we Release 
and Quit our Claim to the aforesaid Island and thatch or 
meadow as aforesaid and to every part there of from all 
judgments executions extents Quarrels Controversies 
troubles tresspases Damages and Demands Whatsoever 
Boath in Law and Equity or otherwise Howsoever Which 
against the said alexander Bryan we ever Had now Have 
or which we or our Successors shall or may Claime chaling 
or Demand Hereafter But from all Claims Chalinges and 
Demands of and from all of us the said trustees of the 
freeholders and Commonality of said town ever made to 
the said Island and thatch shall forever be excluded and 
Debared, In Witness Whereof we the above named trus- 

[ *There had been a long standing contention between this 
town and the proprietors of Eaton's Neck concerning the title 
to Duck Island, and this deed was the result of a compromise 
which had been made between the parties and approved some 
time before by a vote of the people at a Town Meeting. Alex- 
ander Bryan owned lands in the town other than on Eaton's 
Neck, and was closely indentified with the town, having held 
many responsible offices here, among them that of a Town 
Trustee. As was recited in the resolution passed at the Town 
Meeting, he " desired to live in peace and quietness with his 
neighbors." His course was in striking contrast with that of 
the proprietors of Lloyd's Neck, who asserted their claims, un- 
der their colonial patents, with great vigor and persistence. 
— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 405 

tees Have Hereunto set our hands and Seals this nineteen 
Day of May ano domini 1746. 
Signed sealed and i Isaac Platt Pd. [Seal.] 

delivered in the > Daniel Kellcv [Seal.] 

Presence of us ) Robert Brush [Seal.] 

ALEXANDER Smith [Seal.] 
Eliphalet Wickes [Seal.] 
David Sammis [Seal.] 
Joseph VVihttman [Seal. J 
Recorded by me 

Philip Ketcham Clerk 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill p. 4.) 



[1746, iMay 19.] 

Huntington may the 19"" 1746 I alexander Bryan senor 
Do acknowledge that I Have taken up twenty one acres 
of Land on Duck Island as Division Land and Dont expect 
or Desire the town to Let me take an}- Land in any other 
place for that twenty one acres above Mentioned. 

ALEXANDER BrVAN 
As witness Mv Hand in y^ presence of us 
Thomas oakley 
James Chichester 

Recorded by me 

Philip Ketcham Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 5.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1747, May 5.] 

May The $^^ 1747. 
At a town Meeting Isaac Platt Was chosen presend. of 
the trustees. 



\ ,) 



406 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Daniel Killsy, Joseph Whittman Robert Brush, Elipha- 
lett Wickes David Samis, Alexander Smith Was Chosen 
trustees for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Eliphalett Wicks Was Chosen Constable 
and Colector. 

The same Day Philip Ketcham Was Chosen town Clerk 
for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Isaac platt and Eliphalett Wickes was 
Chosen assessor for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Ju'* Isaac Brush Was Chosen supervisor 
for the Ensuing year. 

The same Day Philip Ketcham Was Chosen town treas- 
urer for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Justice John Wickes Philip Ketcham, 
Jeremiah Wood Isaac Platt Was Chosen surveycrs for the 
Ensuing year. 

Commishoners the same Day alexander Smith Cornelius 
Hart, Eliphalett Wickes, Samuel Brush Thomas Conkline 
Timothy Scudder Richard Dingee Stephen Jarvis Moses 
Scudder Hesekiah Rogers Was chosen surveyers for the 
ensuing year. 

The same Day Leftenant Isaac Platt and Eliphalet 
Wickes Was Chosen to take an account of Intested estates 
for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Jus*'^ John Wicks and Leu*''" Isaac platt 
Was Chosen fence vewers. 

The same Day the thatch at the Brickills & upwards & 
from Johnsons and upwards to the head of the Harbor 
Was sold for £1 10 to Richard Denton Juner for y^ ensu- 
ing year. 

The same Day the thatch att the Pear point Was Sold 
to Ruben Johnson for £1 11^3^ for the ensuing year. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 260. j 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS* 407 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1748, May 3.] 

May the 3 1748 Isaac Piatt Was Chosen Presendent fur 
the ensuing year. 

Daniel Killsy Robert Brush Alexander Smith Joseph 
Whittman David Sammis Eliphlett Wickes Chosen trustees 
for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Eliphleett wickes was Chosen Constable 
and Colector for y^ ensuing year. 

The same Day Eliphalatt Wickes was Chosen Clerk for 
y® ensuing .year. 

The same Day Eliphelett Wickes was Chosen treasurer. 

The same Day Mosses Scudder Josiah Wickes chosen 
assessors for the enseuing year. 

The same Day Piatt Conkline Was Chosen suprevisor 
for the ensuing year. 

The same Day Isaac Piatt Joseph Whittman Moses 
Scudder Ruben Brush was Chosen surveyers for tiie en. 
suing year. 

May the third 1748 at y*^ town meeting Samuel Brush 
John Lewis John Carmon Israel Conklin Cornelius Hart 
Epenetus Piatt Thomas Bunce Stephen Jarvis Hezekiah 
Rogers Thomas Conkline Moses Scudder alexander Smith 
Isaac Piatt, it is to be understood that moses scudder 
alexand smith and Isaac Piatt are the Commissioners for 
Laying out & Reguelateing publicke High ways for the 
ensuing year and all the Rest above named are over seears 
of Publick Highways to see that they are weded a'nd kept 
in order for the ensuing year. 
{Town Mee.tings, Vol. 1, p. 264.^ 

May y third 1748. 
The same Day the meddow at the Harbor with in Joseph 



408 HUNTINfJTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Ridgaways fence Was sold to Sargent Daniel Killsy for 
the sum of £o i 6 for the ensuing year. 

The same Day the thatch at Hors Neck Beach Was sold 
to abraham Chichester for the sum of os. yd. for the ensu- 
ing year. 

The thatch at the Little Neck the same Day Was Let 
to Stephen Jarvis for the sum of £o 2s. od. for the ensuing 
year. 

The same Day the thatch at Pages Cove was sold to 
Jonas Smith for six pence reddy money for y*" ensuing 
year which he paid Down. 

{Toion Meetings, Vol. l,p. 261.) 

At y*" town meeting may the third 1748 the thatch at 
Crab meddow Gut was sold to Edward armstrong for the 
sum of i.^o IS. 2d. 

The same Day the thatch Below William Johnsons to 
the Pear point was sold to abraham Chichester for the sum 
of £1 I OS. 2d. 

The same Day the thatch at the head of y" Harbour 
from John Sons upward on Boath sid of the Harbour was 
sold to alexander Smith for the sum of £1 los. 6d. 

The same Dav the thatch at sammisses Cove from the 
brick kills to the Gut on y*" west side of the Harbor Was 
sold to Samuel Stratton for ;^o 4s. 6d. for the ensuing year. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. l,p. 262.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1749, May I.] 

May the i. 1749. 
Att A towne Meting Held y** Day above sd. Isaac Piatt 
was Chosen Pd. of the trustees for y'' Insuing year. 



Jl 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4O9 

Daniel Kelcy Eliphalct Wicks, Alex Smith Joseph Whit- 
man iMoses Scudder Reuben Brush. 

The same Day Eliphalet Wicks Was Chosen Constabel 
and Colecter for the Insuing^ year. 

The same day Eliphalet Wicks was Chosen town Clerk 
for y*^ Insuing yeare. 

The Same Day Eliphalet Wicks was Chosen town 
treasurer for 3'^ Insuing yeare. 

The Same Day Isaac Piatt Eliphalett Wickes was Chos- 
en assers for y'' Insuing yeare. 

The same Day Piatt Conklin was Chosen Superviser 
for }•'■ Insuing yeare. 

The same Day was Chosen Surveyers for y** Insuing 
year Isaac Piatt Moses Scudder Joseph Whitman Reuben 
Brush. 

The Same Day Was Chosen Commisonrs for v' insuing 
yeare Eliphalat Wicks Elex' Smith Piatt Conklin. 

The same Day Was Chosen overssers of hey Ways. 

The same Day Was Chosen for to take Care ot Intested 
Estates for the yeare Insuing Isaac Piatt and Eliphelet 
Wickes. 

The same Day Was Chosen for fens Viuers Samuel 
Stratton Alex. Smith. 

(T,ncH Meetings, Vol. I, p. 267.) 

[1749, May 2.J 

Mav y' 2 1749. 

Benja. Jarvis debter for the March att the head of the 
harbour i^i 8 6. 

Dito to Reuben Johnson att pare point £1 10. 

Dito to Joseph whitman for thach att clam point and 
Sammons cove £0 7s. 8d. 

Abram Chichester for the thach att hors neck £0 i 7. 

Thomas Bunce sener detter for the thact att Crab med- 
ow gut. ^o 4 2. 



4IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Alexander Smith debter for the Towns medowe within 
Joseph Rigways fence £o i ii. 

Joseph Scidmore detter for the Towns thatch att pages 
cove ;^o IS. od. 

Samuel Straton detter for thatch from Eudels mill to 
the Loer end of mongers Lot £o i o which was Benj. 
Stikerles. 

Jeremiah Conkling detter for the thatch att cold spring 
£o 2 o. 

Eliphikelit Smith detter for the pound £o 5 6. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 270.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1750, May I.] 

Mayy® i Day 1750. 

Benjamin Jarves Deter for the Thatch at the head of the 
harbour, i, i 6s. 6: 

Dito Reuben Johnson tor thatch att pare point £1 lis. 
6d: 

Dito Obediah Roggers for thatch att Clam point and 
sammons cove £0 7s. gd. 

Dito to Isaac Bruthren for thatch att Crab medow Gut 
^o I 6. 

Dito to Joseph Rigaway to Thatch o i o. 

Dito to Samuel Stratten Detter for the thatch from En- 
dils mill to the Loer end of mungers Lot £0 i o. 

Dito to Jeremiah Conklin to thatch att Cold Spring har- 
bor i^o 4 I . 

Dito to Abraui Chichester for thatch att horse Neck £0 

I 7- 

Dito to Eliakim Smith for the pond £0 2 o. 
This is a vote att town meeting. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4I I 

The first monday in October the 3'* day people of this 
Town are to Drive and take up sheep and for the esteem 
farms Joseph scidmor is Appointed to Recive the Strays 
and for Cowharbour Epenetus Brown and for the Town 
Spot Eliphelet Wickes and Joseph Whitman are to Rescve 
the strays and for Dickes hills the Widdowe Carll is ap- 
pointed to Receive the straves and for the Westhills James 
pine is appointed to Recive the strays. 

The Same Day Was Chosen Commissioners for y*^ Insu- 
ing yeare Capt. C(jnclin Alexander Smith Eliphelet 
Wickes. 

The same Day Was Chosen for to take Care of Intesed 
Estates for the year Insuing- Cpt. Piatt Eliphelet Wickes. 

The same Day Was Chosen for fens Viuers Alexander 
Smith Sainmiielle Straton. Moses Scudder Jt^seph Whit- 
man Sani'jcll brush Cornelus I lart Augastanbryant Steven 
Jarvis Nclicmiah Hart John Rogers Hezekiah Rogers 
Joshuay Kctcham Josiah Smith. 

May the i. 1750. 

At a town Meting Held y*^ Day Above Sd. Was Ch(jsen 
Pd. of the trusteas for y*" Insuing veare Cpt. Piatt. Danel 
Kelcev Joseph Whitman Alexander Smitli Ruben brush 
Mosses Scudder Eliphelet Wickes 

The Same Day Was Chosen Constabel and Colecter for 
the Insuing yeare Eliphelet Wickes. 

The same Day Eliphelet Wickes Was Chosen town 
Clerck for the Insuing yeare. 

The Same Day Was Chosen town treasurer for y*^ Insu- 
ing yeare Eliphelet Wickes. 

The Sam Day Was Chosen Asseors for y*" Insuing yeare 
Cpt Piatt Eliphilet Wicks. 

The Same Day Cpt. Conclin was Chosen Supervisor for 
the yeare Insuing. 

The same Day was Chosen Surveyers for y'' Insuing 



412 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

yeare Cpt. Piatt Joseph Whitman Ruben Brush Moses 
Scudder. 

(T<nv7i Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 271-2.) 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[i75i,May7.] 

May y" y day 1751. 

Amos platt Detter for the thatch at the head of y' har- 
bour £1 10 6. 

Reuben Jonson Detter for the thatch att pear point £1 
II 7. 

Joseph Rigaway Detter for the thach att Sammons 
cove ;^o II II. 

Joseph Rigaway Detter for a pece of Meadow £0 i o. 

Steven jarvis Detter for thach at Cowharbor ^o 4 10. 

Josiah Rogers Dp. to the thatch att Cold Spring ^o : 2 :8. 

Timothy Samis Dp. to y^ Thatch att hors neck Beetch 
jCo 6 o. 

Thomas Bunce Dp. to the Thatch at Crab Medow 
Beetch ^o 6 o. 

Joseph Whitman for the pound £0 6 10. 

Y** overseers whosoevar is Chosen Cornelius hart Dicks 
hills. 

James pine at y'^ west hills. 

Caleb powel at south 

Jesse Conkling half way hollow hills 

Thomas Conklin west end town 

Samuel Stratton east end town 

Josiah Smith Long Swampe 

Thomas Dennis Cow harbour 

Isaac bunce of Crabmedow. 

* * * * brush east part Dicks hills 

Bennijah Jarvis at y'" harbour. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 413 

Azariah wicks old fields 

These whose names are above written are Chosen over 
seers for v*" year ensuing anno 175 1. 

Capt platt & eliphelet wicks are Chosen to take Inven- 
torys of Intested estattes y' ensuing yeare 1751. 

y" same Dav was Chosen fence \^ewers Ca[)t. Isaac platt 
Jeremiah wood. 

Att a town meeting May y" 7, 1751 the Day Above Sd. 
Cpt. Platt Was Chosen Pd. of tiie trustees for the Insuing 
yeare Joseph Whitman Ruben brush Moses Scudder 
Eliphelet Wickes, thomas Conklin Joseph Lewis. 

The Same Day Eliphelet Wicks Was Chosen Constabel 
and Colecter for the Insuing yeare. 

The same Day Soloman Ketcham was Chosen town 
Clerk for the Insuing yeare. 

The Same Day Solomon Ketcham was Chosen town 
treasurer for the Insuing )x*are. 

The same Day Capt Platt Eliphelet wickes was Chosen 
assers for y® Insuing year. 

The Sam Day was Chosen Supervisor for the Insuing 
yeare Capt. Conklin. 

The same Day Was Chosen Serveyers for the Insuing 
yeare Cpt Platt Josep Whitman Ruben brush Moses 
Scudder. 

Commissoners to Regulate hig ways Capt. Conklin 
Eliphelet Wickes Ruben brush. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 273-4.) 



[GREAT EAST NECK.] 

[1751, June 13.] 

An account of Sundry Lotts of Land and Meadow Lying 
on the Great East neck at South belonging to Josiah Smith 



414 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Silvamus Sammis and Jonathan Sammis which are all 
Divided and Lying as are here after mentioned viz: the 
northermost Lot belongeth to Josiah Smith which he 
bought of John Sammis y^ next belongeth to Jonathan 
Sammis (there being a Lot between y" two above said 
Lots which belongs to Nehemiah Brush) y^ 2 above sd. 
Lots Lyeth Joyning y^ west ends of them to y*^ Creek at 
y* west side of y* neck being both bounded on y® west by 
y^ said Creek east by y^ middle of y® neck Jonathan Sam- 
mis hath a nether Lot Lying below at y*" bottom of y® said 
Neck Joyning south by y^ bay bounded west by y^ pason- 
age Lot bounded north by y® Great pond Silvamus Sam- 
mis hath a Lot Lying on the east side of y® said Neck 
bounded North by Samuel brush South by meadow that 
was Major platts east by y* Creek and bounded west by 
y^ middle of y® neck by y*" Detch being a Lot of fresh 
meadow Silvamus Sammis hath another Lot Lying below 
Joyning to y"" parsonage Lot on y* North bounded by 
Samuel munsy on the south bounded on y'' East by y* 
Creek and bounded on y® west by y" main Detch being all 
meadow Lots Lying all on y^ west side of y® said neck 
Save that Lot Which belongs to Silvamus Sammis being 
fresh meadow Lying on y*^ East side of y^ said Neck. 

Now Continuing the Lots of upland on y" said neck 
Lying below the neck fence Joyning y*" North ends of 
y^ said Lots to y^ neck fence the westermost Lot belongeth 
to Josiah Smith bounded on y^ west by Land that was 
major platts about y'' middle of y® neck being eight rods 
and eight Links wide the next Lot belongeth to Silvamus 
Sammis being eight rods and one half wide Joyning to 
y* east side of y'' said Josiah Smiths Lot and the remainder 
of the Land on the East side belongeth to Jonathan Sam- 
mis. There being also a piece of Land belonging to y^ 
three above Named men Lying Joyning on y'' north east 
side by y^ path that Leads Down the east side of y*" said 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 415 

neck bounded on y'' South by y" pasonage Lot bounded 
on y*" west by the Land of Samuel Brush y® souther most 
Lot next to y*" pasonage Lot belongs to Jonathan Sammis 
being 12 rod wide containing 2 acres & one half y® next 
joyning to Jonathans belongs to Silvamvis Sammis being 9 
rod wide Containing i acre and fifty seven rods y'^ upper 
most Lot belongs to Josiah Smith coming to a point at 
y* North end containing also i acre & fifty seven rods 
being Lots of upland. 

Recorded this thirteenth Day of June anno domini 
1751, by me 

Solomon Ketcham, Clerk. 
(Deeds, Vol. II, p. mi.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ADAM STATES, OF 
CLAY AT EAST NECK.] 

[1751, Oct. 22.] 

This Instrument of writing made this twenty second 
Day of October In y® year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty one by & between y'' Trustees of y* town 
of huntington in y*" County of Suffolk on Nassaw Island & 
in y^ province of new york and adam States of hors neck 
In y*" County of fairfield Iny" Colony of Conetecut In new 
England Witnesseth that y'' said Trustees above said hath 
sold unto y'' Said adam States above named a Consider- 
able Quantity of white Clay by y'' Cord for one shilling 
per Cord for all that y" said States or any from by or 
under him shall Cary away within y'^ term of five years 
from y'^ Day of y'' Date above written y*" said Clay Lying 
and being In y*" East neck in y*" township of huntington 
being staked out and bounded as foloweth begining at a 
walnut saplin on y'^ side of y^ bank to y'^ eastward of 
Johiel Seamers house thence running northward to a rock 



4l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

near Low water mark and it is further Concluded upon 
and agreed unto by each of y'' partys that y*' said adam 
states shall have y*" Lyberty of Carying away as much 
Clay as he Can Gitt to y® west towards of y" said bounds 
above written between y'^ said bounds & Johiel Seamers 
house within y*^ Term of five years as above written at 
one shilling per cord as above said and that y*" said states 
shall not be molessted or hindered by any person or per- 
sons whatsoever neither shall any other person have any 
Lyberty to Cary away any Clay from within y" bounds 
above said and further it is agreed by each of y" partys 
that y'' said adam States above named if he shall come and 
Settle In y^ town ship of huntington at y" expiration of 
five years from y'^ Date above written then y*" said States 
is to have y^ Lyberty of Gitting what Clay he pleases of 
y*" same piece or within y*" same bounds above writtcMi at 
y^ same rate Viz for one shilling per Cord for y*^ term of 
five years Longer if not to have nothing to Do with y* 
said piece of ground after y*" five 3'ears from this Date and 
that notwithstanding all that is above written it is y® true 
Intent and meaning of each of 3'*' partys that y'' said adam 
states above named shall not have y'" Lyberty of Carying 
away any more Clay than he shall want for his own use or 
that he shall not make a practice of selling any clay to any 
other man But he shall be obliged to pay for each Load 
so fast as he shall cary it away, as witness our hands y'' 
Day and year above written, 
signed & sealed Eliphelet Wickes x 

In y*" presence of Joseph Lewis x 

Johiel Seymore Thomas Conklin x 

Solomon Ketcham Joseph Whitman x 

ADAM States x 

A True Copy Taken from y® origanal and Compaired 
by me Solomon Ketcham, Clerk 

{File No. 92 and Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 128.) 



HUNTIXc; TON lOWN KKCORDS. 417 

[TOWN xMEETlNG.] 

[1753, May I.] 

May y'" i. 1753 at a General Town Meeting y" following 
persons chosen for y® Towns Busseniss Joseph Lewis P. 
D. Chosen By y' Towne Chosen Trustees y*^ ensuing \eare 
Justice Eliphilet Wickes Justice Moses Scudder Samuel 
Brush Ruben Brush Joseph Whitman Thomas Conkling. 

y® same Day Jesse platt was chosen Constable & Col- 
lecter. Solomon Ketcham was Chosen y*" same Day Town 
Clerk & treasurer y'' same Day Capt. Isaac Platt and Jus- 
tice Eliphilet wickes chosen assessors y"" same Day Capt. 
Platt Conklin was Chosen Supervisor. 

Chosen y*" same Day to Lay out & regulate high ways, 
Capt. Platt Conklin Eliphilet Wickes, Ruben Brush, y" 
same Day was Chosen surveyers Justice Eliphilet wickes 
Cornelius hart John Brush west hills Solomon Ketcham. 

y*" same Day Chosen overseers highways Justice Moses 
Scudder, Cornelius hart Samuel Brush Josiah Smith Dan- 
iel Blatchley Just. Nathaniel Ketcham Hendrek Duryee 
Moses Veal Richard Dingee Stephen Jarvis. 

May y*^ i 1753 y*^ same Day was Chosen to taKC Care of 
Intestate Estates Justice Eliphilet Wickes Capt Isaac platt. 

y® Same Day was Chosen fence Viewers Capt. Isaac 
platt Jeremiah Wood. 

y" thatch at y" head of y*" harbour at huntington y'^ same 
day sold to Richard Denton £0 10 6. 

y® thatch at y** Pear point sold to Reuben Johnson tor 

£17 6. 

y* thatch at .Sammises Cove sold To David Chichester 
for ^o 5 o. 

y*" Meadow Within Joseph Ridgways fence sold y^same 
day to Ruben Johnson for £0 3 2. 

y® same day y*" thatch at Cold Spring sold To Nobody. 



4l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y*^ thatch at Stoney Brook harbor sold To Thomas 
Oaks for £o 2s. id. 

y'" thatch at horse Neck Beach sold To y*" widow Racnel 
haviland for £o 4s. 6d. 

y" Same Day y'' pound sold To Tredwell Brush for 043. 

y^ same Day it was Voated that there should be a pound 
Erected & Built at y'^ house of Israel Conking at y'' Cost & 
Charge of y*^ south people Belongmg to y'' Town ship of 
huntington to be a Lawful! pound for pounding of Crea- 
tures that traspass. 

y*" same Day it Voated & agreed by y" Major part of 
y** Town that there should be a pound Erected & Built 
at y" house of Daniel Wickses at y'' Dicks hills to serve for 
y' half hollow hills & y"" Dicks hills Both at y" Cost & 
Charge of y*^ sd people of y'' half hollow hills & y*^ people 
of y'' Dix hills to be a Sufficient pound without any Charge 
of y'' sd. Town. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp 275-6.) 



[NEW DIVISION.] 



[1754, April 2.] 

At a trustee Meeting held April y'^ 2^ 1754 it was agreed 
and concluded to make a New Division of y'' undivided 
Land Between Cowharbour & Cold Spring of two Acres 
To a hundred right. 

Joseph Lewis P** 

[Land Grants by Trustees, p. 359.) 



[BILL OF SALE OF A SLAVE.] 

[1754, May I.] 
\ \ Know all men By these Presents that I John Hewlett of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4I9 

ostcr Bay in the County of Queen County on the Island of 
Nasaw in the Province of New York For & in considera- 
tion of seventy Pounds Currant Lawful! money of New 
York to me in hand Paid by Bennijah Jarvis of huntington 
in the County of Suffolk & Province as above sd. the Re- 
cipt whereof 1 do hereby acknowledge my self to Be there 
with fully satisfied Contented cSl Paid tS: do hereby aquit 6i 
Discharge the A Bove sd. Bennijah Jarvis his heirs exec- 
utors administrators & assigns for ever tSt have granted 
Bargained cSl sold cSl by these Presents do fully freely clear- 
ly absolutely grant Bargain & sell unto the a Bove sd 
Bennijah Jarvis a Certain negro man slave about thirty 
foure years of age Called cS: Known by the name Dick 
now in the possession of the above sd. Bennijah Jarvis to 
have & to hold the above sd. negro man slave unto him the 
above sd. Bennijah Jarvis his heirs executors administra- 
tors & assigns forever & I the above John Hulett for me & 
my heirs executors administrators & assigns do Covenant 
Promise & grant to & with the above sd. Bennijah Jarvis 
his heirs executors administ'* & assigns to warrant & De- 
fend the sale of the a Bove named negro man slave to him 
the a Bove sd. Bennijah Jarvis against the Claime & De- 
mand of all Persons whatsoever In witness whereof I the 
above sd. John Hewlett h-^^'c here unto set my hand & 
scale this first day of may in the twenty seventh yeare of 
the Reign of oure severaigne Lord george the Second of 
greate Brittain France cS: Ireland King defender of the faith 
Annoqu Domini on thousand seven hundred & fivfty foure. 

John Hewlett [Seal.] 
Signed sealed & Delivered in the Presents of us 

Thankfull Scudder 

Thomas Jarvis 
{Mle No. 157.) 

Februarv tlie 8. 1760. 
I Bennijah Jarvis do now assign this within w rittcn In- 



420 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

stiument now over unto Thomas Jarvis to him & his 
heirs from me and my heirs to be his proper Right and 
title Consearning the Negro man there in mentioned as 
witness my hand. 

Benijah Jarvis 

Desembery*^ i8. 1760. 
I Thomas Jarvis do Assign over this Indenture of my 
negro man Dick to Zophar Piatt his heirs and assigns as 
fully to all Intents as if the Indenture was given to his to 
hold him from me my heirs execu. adm°* as witness my 
hand. 

Thos. Jarvis. 

March y'^ 22. 1762. 
I Zophar Piatt do by these presents signover this Inden- 
ture of my Negro man Dick to Jonathan Scudder his heirs 
and assignes as fully to all Intents & purposes as if the In- 
denture was first given to him as witness my hand. 

Zophar Platt 

November y*" 24"' 1766 I Jonathan Scudder of Hunting- 
ton do for y^ Consideration of fifty pound paid By Solo- 
mon Ketcham of the same place reed. By me part By the 
hand of Thomas Jarvis Esq. & part from the sd. Solomon 
own hand By these Presents assign over this Indenture for 
the Negro Man Dick to the said Solomon Ketcham his 
heirs & assigns forever as full}^ largely & amply to all In- 
tents & purposes as if it were Given him at the first Writ- 
ing & I do hereby Bind my self my heirs & assigns to war- 
rant the said Negro unto the sd. Solomon his heirs & 
assigns against all persons that have ever had the sd. Ne- 
gro since the said John Hulet & against their heirs & 
assigns forever as Witness my hand the day & yeare above 
written. 

Jonathan Scudder 
(File No. 157.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 421 

[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1755, Jan. 23.] 

To all Christion People to whome these Presents shall 
Com Greting know y'' that we thomous Chereeom Endion 
Sachiem and Jeams Cason Endion and the rest of the un. 
der signers of the township Of Iluntmgton and Comity of 
Suffolk Island of Nawsaw and Provence of New Yorke of 
the one ])art and Cornelioiis Hart Jese Carll Isac Smith to- 
gether with the Patentees or trnstes and thare assosteates 
of the same town County and Provenc of the other })art 
Witncs that We thomas Chericom Endion Sachiem and 
Jeames Cosen Endion for A Valibele Consideration to 
them Paid in Hand allso with one Barel of sider Before 
the Insealing and Delivery of this present We the said 
thomas Charicom Endion Sachem and Jeames Casen En- 
dian Due Acnoledg and Owne thare with to Be fully satis- 
fied Contented and thare of and of Every part and I'asels 
there of Doth Hereby Acquit Exonerate and Discharg the 
said Cornelious Hartt Jese Carll Isac Smith and the 
patentees Or trustees and thare Asoseats and Thare Heirs 
and Asigns for Ever. Hath Given Granted Bargined sold 
allinated Released and Confirmed and by these presents 
Do Give Grant Bargin Sail Alien Releas and Confirme 
Unto the Above said Cornelious Hartt Jese Carll Isac 
Smith the Patentee or trustes and their Asosheats and their 
Heirs and Asinge for ever all peses or parsels of Land 
setuating Lying and being in the township of Above said 
bounded As foloweth Westerd by the parth that Lcadeth 
from Timothy Carll Juner to Sumpwarmes at south and 
on the North by our formour percheses or the Road that 
Leads from timothy Carlls Juneur to the Head of the 
River East and South by the Exstent of our Old Paten 
Line Baring Date One thousand six Hundred sixty six be 
the quantety more or Less all the Above said Land With- 



422 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

in the Limets Above said that is within the said town that 
Has Not Been sold to the Above said town together with 
all timber wood under wood waters Rights preveledges 
Heridetements and Apertanances thare Unto belonging or 
in Any wise Appertaining and all the Estate Right tytle 
Intrus Posseeson property Clame and Demand what so- 
ever of them the said thomas Chereeom Endian Sachem 
and Thomas Cason Endian in and to the premises and 
Every part and parsel thereof to Have and to Hold all the 
Before Mentined Premises to them the said Cornelious 
Hartt Jese Carll Isac Smith and the Patentee or the 
trustee and thare Asosheate thare Ares and Asings from 
them the said thomas Charicam Endian Sachem and 
Jeams Casen Indian there Heirs Executors Administrators 
and Asings Unto the soul and onl}^ Proper Use Benefit and 
behove of them the said Cornelious Hartt Jese Carll Isac 
Smith and the patentes and trustee and their Asosheate 
their Heirs and Asings for ever in witness whereof he the 
sd. Thomas Charicom Endion Sachem and Jeams Casen 
Indion Have set to our Hands and fixed Our seals this 
twenty third day of Jenuary and In the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousend seven hundred and fifty five. 

his 

THOMAS Chericom X Sachem [Seal.] 

mark 
his 

Jeams x Casen 

mark 

Elish Him [Seal.] 

his 

Jacob x Chepous [Seal.] 

marke 
bis 

In the ores- Philip x Quason [Seal.] 
ence of ""'' 

Ambros WiCkes Nehemiah Heartt Israel Lewis 

Daniel Wickes 

{File No. 79.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 423 

[CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH WOOD.] 

[1755— 1713.] 

Jeremiah Wood was Born the 17^'' Day of November 
anno. 1713- 

Mary wood was Born y^' 30^'' Day of May anno domini 
1715. 

Stephen wood was Born the iS^'Day of September anncJ 

1738. 
Mary wood was Born the 15"' Day of March anno 1741. 
Jeremiah wood was Born the 10^'' Day of January anno 

174I 

Anne wood was Born the 18"' Day of August anno 1746. 

Isaac wood was Born the 9^'' Day of October anno 1749. 

Peleg wood was Born the lo'*' Day of april anno 1752. 

Anne Wood was Born the 11"' Day of february anno 
1755. N. S. 

These seven Last above mentioned are y"" Children of 
y* above Named Jeremiah wood and Mary wood. 
[Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 649.; 



[^MEMORANDA OF INDIAN DEEDS.] 

[1755, Jan. 23.] 

John Wood and others Trustees of the freeholders and 
Commonality of the Town of Huntington by Deed Dated 
the 16 December 1699 purchassed of the Indian owners all 
that Tract of Land In the Bounds of Huntington bounded 
as foUoweth, that is to say North by a line of Marked 
Trees between the said Indians and the Inhabitants of 
Huntington afore said East according to the Bounds sett 
forth in the Pattent of the said Town of Huntington South 



424 huntin(;ton town records. 

by the purchased Necks and west by the South path that 
leads to Copiague To have and to hold &c this Deed I 
suppose Does not Include the Lands Controverted. 

Thomas Willis about 43 years ago purchased of the In- 
dians a parcell of Land supposed to be within the Bounds 
of the first Grant to Jonas wood and others but out of the 
second To witt to Joseph Bayly and others and obtained a 
patent for them. 

John Moberay Did the Like as to another parcell of 
Land in the same Circumstances about 58 3'ears ago and 
both have Enjoyed the Land so purchased by them ever 
since. 

Jesse Car and others by Deed Dated the 23'' Day of Jan- 
uary 1755 purchased of other Indians the severall parcells 
of Land purchassed and Patented by Thomas Willis. 
(File No. 91.) 



[ABOUT A LAW SUIT.] 

[1755, March 20.] 

Memorandum that on 3'® 20'^ Day of March 1755 at a 
Publick Meeting held at y^ Meeting house it was Voated 
and agreed By all 3'' Trustees and Man3^ of 3"- freeholders 
& Inhabitants of 3-'' Town of iiuntington that all those Per- 
sons that have this Day subscribed Too or signed y" arti- 
cles concluded among themselves concerning a trial for a 
certain piece of Land L3'ing Between 3" old pattent Line 
& the Confirmation Line and setting 3'" Line Between 
huntington & Islip & Smithtown should have full Power 
and authority to cary on and manage 3'" same without an3' 
Lett hinderance or molestation of us y" sd. trustees or our 
successors or any of y"^ freeholders or Inhabitance of 3'*" sd. 
Town of huntington and further we 3'*^ sd trustees In Be- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 425 

half of our selves our successors & y^ whole of y"= Inhabit- 
ance of y'" sd town of huntington do hereby Give and 
Grant unto those persons above Named full Power to 
settle y'' Line Between huntington of y" one part & Islip & 
Smith Town of y" other part and that they y'' subscribers 
who have subscribed to y'' above rented articles shall Pay 
y'' Charge of y'' same cSl shall reap y® whole Benefit that 
they shall Gain therebv In Witness hereunto we y'' sd 
trustees of y" town afore sd. have set to our hands &. fixed 
our seals y^ day & year above written. 

Joseph Lewis Pd. [Seal. 

Thomas Conkling [Seal. 

Samuel Stratton [Seal. 

Samuel Brush [Seal.^ 

Moses Scudder [Seal.] 

Nathaniell Ketcham Jr [Seal. 

Nathaniell Wickes [Seal. 

{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 159.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1755, May 5.] 

May y"^ 5'^ 1755 paid to Jacob Mott for 

y° Cross way 
paid to y'' widow Esther Titus for Sarah 

Chichester 
paid to abiel Titus for her Cloathing 
Paid to Thomas Conkling for her cloathing &c 
Paid to Justic Nath Ketcham for part of 

Bedbord 
paid for y*" esteemate 
Paid for y' making rates 
Paid to Eliphelet wickes Esq for y' meeting house 3 



£ 


s. 


d. 


2 


7 


6 


2 


6 


8 





6 





I 


9 








I 





4 








I 


4 







10 






426 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for y'' Supervisor I 40 

Paid to Samuel Stratton for Going to ) 

Mr Nicols ) 040 

Paid to Nathanial Smith for Keeping 

y"* widow fosters child 
to Nath wickes for keeping Mary Gummery 
Paid to y'^ Presedent 
Paid to y'^ Clerk 
Paid for y*" trustees 



9 


19 





4 


00 





4 


10 


3 


I 


00 





3 


10 






39 II 5 



{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 278.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1755, May 6.] 

May y*" 6"' 1755 at A General Town Meeting y^ follow- 
ing Persons Chosen. 

Presedent Joseph Lewis. 

Moses Scudder Samuel Brush thomas Conkling Nathan- 
ael Ketcham Justice wickes Zopher Piatt, Chosen Trustees 
y'^ ensuing 3'ear. 

y' Same Day was Chosen Constable & Collecter Jesse 
Piatt. 

& same Qay was Chosen Town Clerk & Treasurer Solo- 
mon Ketcham. 

Same day was Chosen Assessors Justice wickes Zophar 
Piatt. 

y" Same day Chosen Suprevisor Piatt Conkling. 

y*' Same day Chosen commissoners Cpt. Piatt Conkling 
Justice wickes Ruben Brush. 

y® Same day Chosen surveyors Cornelus Hartt John 
Brush Justice wickes Solomon Ketcham. 

y^ Same day chosen overseers of highways Silas Sam- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KKCORDS. 427 

mis Jesse Carll Isaac Smith Josias Robbens Joshua Ketch- 
am John Carmon half lioUows azaiah wickes John Whitman 
Epenetus Bryan Benjamin Gildersleive hezekiah Rogers 
Justice Scudder Justice wicks Joshua Ketcham Jonathan 
Smith. 

May 6 1755 y'^ same day chosen Justice wickes Capt. 
Isaac Piatt to take care of Intested Estates. 

y'' same day Chosen fens Viewers Capt. Isaac Platt Jere- 
miah wood. 

y" thatch at y*^ head of v'' harbour sold to J(^seph Bennet 
for ^o 14 5. 

y*-' thatch sold at pair point To Ruben John Son for 
£0 180. 

y'' thatch at Sammises Cove sold to Joseph Ridg-way 
for ;^o 4 o. 

y'' thatch at stony Brook harbcnir vSold To Samuel Strat- 
ton for ^o o 6. 

V'' thatch at Clam i)()iiit sold To Jonas williams esq. for 
^o I 5. 

y*' thatch at horse Neck Beach sold to Samuel Conklin 
for £0 7 6. 

y'^ pound Sold to John Tailer lor ^"o i 7. 
[Town. Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 277.) 



[SUIT CONCERNING EASTERN BOUNDARIES.] 

[1755, June 14.] 

These May Certifie all Concerned that the under sub- 
scribers Do hereby finaly bind each of our selves respect- 
ively to stand and remain and abide in an equal proportion 
of Charge that shall accrue by a tryal in j)roportion to 
each mans possession that is now or will soon be in a Case 
between Huntington relating to their old Patent Line and 



428 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

an}' other Instrument of Writing what soever and that 
from the Smallest Justices Court to the highest Court in 
England if in case it shall go on and also that the said 
under subscribers do elect chuse and ***** Jesse 
Willits David Willits and John Moubray as a Committy 
to carry on and Manage the affair of the said tryal or any 
too of them that can attend in the said case. 
Witt June y"^ 14 1755. 

Richard Willets 
Jesse Willits 
David Willits 
John Moubray 
(File No. 99.) 



[DEED BY DR. ZOPHAR PLATT TO THE 
TRUSTEES.] 

[1757, Jan. 31.] 

To all People to whome these Presents shall come Know 
y* that I Zophar Piatt of y'' town of huntington in Suffolk 
County on Nasaw Island Merchant for & In Consideration 
of one hundred Rods of Land to me conveyed & Con- 
firmed By an Instrument of writing Bearing even Date 
with these presents from under y*' hands & seals of y*" 
Trutees of y'^ town afore sd. Namly Joseph Lewis Prese- 
dent Eliphilet wickes esq. Moses Scudder Esq. Thomas 
Conkling Samuel Brush & Nathanell Ketcham Junior all 
Belonging to y*^ town afore said hath Giver? Granted 
Exchanged Sold Conveyed & Confirmed and by these 
Presents do fully freely & absolutely Give Grant Exchange 
sell Convey and Confirm unto them the said Joseph Lewis 
Eliphilet wickes Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Sam- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 429 

uel Brush and Nathanel Ketcham Junior And to their 
successors all that of one hundred rods of Land situate 
Lying & Being in y" town of huntington afore sd. opposite 
from Nathanael willianis his Dwelling house Joyning to 
y® North Side of y"" high way and is Bounded on y** East 
or Southeast By y'^ high way Bounded on the west By 
y^ Land of Justice Isaac Brush Bounded on y* North by 
y® said Zophar Piatt his other Land and Bounded on the 
South bv y*^ high way Containing one hundred rods of 
Land as above said as it is Now Measured out Together 
with all Trees fences rights L3'berties and appurtenances 
to y® Same Belonging or in any wise appertaining T(j 
have And To hold all y'' above Demised Premises with 
y^ appurtenances unto them the said Joseph Lewis Elij)h- 
elet wickes esq. Moses Scudder esq. Thomas Conkliiig 
Samuel Brush and Nathanael Ketcham and to their Suc- 
cessors to them «S[ to their only Propper use Benefit & 
Behoof from hence forth & for ever and I y"' said Zophar 
Piatt do hereby Publish & Declare that at y*" time (if the 
ensealing and Before y*^ Delivery of these Presents 1 am 
the true and sole owner of all y^ above Demised Premises 
& w^as Lawfully Seized & possessed of y"-' same in mine 
own Proper right as a good Perfect and absolute estate of 
Inheritance In fee simple & had in My self full power 
good right & Lawful! authority to Grant Bargain Ex- 
change Convey & Dispose of y" same in Manner as above 
said and that the said Joseph Lewis Eliphelet wickes 
Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush & 
Nathaniel Ketcham Present trustees for y^ time Being and 
their successors in Behalf of y'= sd. Town shall & may 
from time to time & at all times forever hereafter By 
Virtue hereof Lawfull peacably & Quietly have hold Use 
ocupy Possess command & freely enjoy all y"' above De- 
mised Premises with y*" appurtenances free & clear from 
all other & former Gifts Grants Bargains sales Mortgages 



430 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

wills executions Incumbrances & troubles Whatsoever and 
further I y'^ sd. Zophar platt do hereby covenant Bind & 
oblige my self my heirs & assignes to warrant secure & 
forever Defend all y*" above Demised Premises with y® ap- 
purtenances unto them y*^ said Joseph Lewis eliphelet 
wickes Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush 
and Nathaniel Ketcham and to their successors in Behalf 
of y'' sd town Against all y"' just & LawfuU Claims & De- 
mands of all Manner of Persons whom soever In Witness 
hereunto I y*' said Zophar Platt have set to my hand & 
fixed my seal this thirty first Day of January In y* Year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven. 

Zophar Platt [l. s.] 

Signed sealed and Delivered In the Presence of 
Isaac Brush 
Ananias Carll 

Memorandum that on the twenty first Day of November 
and in the year of our Lord 1757 then Personally appeared 
Before me Jonas Williams one of his Majestys Justices of 
the Peace for the County of Suffolk on Long Island viz. 
the within Named Zophar Platt and Did acknowledge 
this to be his free Volentry act and Deed for all the Con- 
veyence herein Writen & Like wis his hand and seal. 

Test. Jonas Williams, Justice. 
(Mle No. 84.) 



I 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO ZOPHAR PLATT.] 

[1757, Jan. 31.] 

To all People To whome these Presents shall come 
know y" that we Joseph Lewis Eliphelet wicks Esq. Moses 
Scudder esq. Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush & Nathaniel 
Ketcham Junior Trustees all Belonging to y^ town of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 43 1 

huntington in y*" County of Suffolk on Nassaw Island of y*" 
one part for & in Consideration of one himdred r(jds of 
Land in exchange situate Lying & Being near Xatlumiel 
Williams his house Joyning to y'' North side of y' high 
way Being a piece of Land taken of y*^ south end of y'' 
mowing Lott of Zophar Piatt to us in hand conveyed & 
confirmed by y"' said Zophar Piatt of y** same place of y'' 
other part recept whereof we y'' sd Joseph Lewis Eliphelet 
wickes Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush & 
Nathaniel Ketcham do hereby acknowledge & our selv^es 
therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & every 
part & parcell thereof do exonerate acquit & fully Dis- 
charge him y® sd. Zophar Piatt his heirs executors admin- 
istrators & every of them forever by these Presents hath 
Given Granted Bargained sold alienated conveyed &. con- 
firmed & by these presents do fully freely & absolutly 
give grant Bargain sell alien convey & confirm unto him 
y*^ sd. Zophar platt his heirs & assigns forever all that of 
one hundred rods of land Lying in two pieces Near y® 
said Zophar platt his Dwelling house the Greatest piece 
containg Ninty three square rods Being Bounded as fol- 
loweth viz Beginning at y*" southwest corner of his store 
house that Joyns to his cow yard thence running south 
twenty seven Degrees east three rods & ten Links to y^ 
southeast corner of his cow yard thence south thirty seven 
Degrees & an half west five rods & eighteen Links to a 
stone thence south sixty Degrees west six rods &. four 
Links to a stake on y'^ west side of y* pound or Brook near 
y* sheep pen thence south sixty six Degrees west seventeen 
rods & eighteen Links to a stake thence south eighty eight 
Degrees & an half west five rods & two Links to Major 
platts old corner Near y*^ house & in General is Bounded 
on y*" North by y*" sd. Zophar platt his other Land & 
Bounded on y^ south by the highway or commons the 
other piece contains seven square rods of Land Lying in a 



432 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Long Narrow slipe Bounded on the north by y^ sd Zophar 
platt his other Land bounded on y" south by y® highway 
or commons Lying from y" west side of y'' choir house to 
y® Meeting house Together with all y^ yards fences rights 
Lyberties & appurtenances to y*" same Belongmg or any 
wise appertaining To have & to hold all y^ above Demised 
Premises with y^ appurtenances unto him y^ sd. Zophar 
Platt his heirs and assigns to his cSt their only propper use 
Benefit & Behoof forever and that y" sd. Zophar platt his 
heirs & assigns shall & may from time to time & at all 
Times forever hereafter by Virtue of the sd. Presents 
Lawfully peacably and Quietly have hold use occupy 
Possess and enjoy all y^ above Demised Premises with y^ 
appurtenances free & clear from all other & former Gifts 
Grants Bargains sales executions Incunbrances & troubles 
whatsoever & further we y'' said Joseph Lewis Eliphelet 
wickes Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush 
and Nathaniel Ketcham Present Trustees for y'' Time Be- 
ing do hereby covenant bind cSl ablige our selves our suc- 
cessors to warrant and Defend y" sd. Zophar Platt his 
heirs & assigns in Quiet & peaceable possession of y'^ above 
Demised Premises Avith y^ appurtenances Against ourselves 
our heirs and assigns & against any other person claiming 
any right Title or Intrest from By or under us or our suc- 
cessors In Witness hereunto we the said Joseph Lewis 
Eliphelet wickes Moses Scudder Thomas Conkling Samul 
Brush and Nathaniel Ketcham have set to our hands & 
fixed our seals this thirty first Day of January In y*" year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty seven. 
Signed Sealed & Joseph Lewis [ Seal.] 

Delivered In y** Eliphelet Wickes [Seal.] 

presents of MosES Scudder [Seal.] 

Isaac Brush Thomas Conkling [Seal] 

Ananias Carll Samuel Brush [Seal.] 

John Bennett Nathaniel Ketcham Jr [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECCJRDS. 433 

Memorandum that on y"" twenty first Day of November 
and in the year of our Lord 1757 there personaly appeared 
Before me Jonas Williams one of his Majesties Justices of 
the peace for y'' County of Suffolk on Long Island viz : y* 
within Named Joseph Lewis President Eliphalet wickes 
Moses wScudder Thomas Conkling Samuel Brush & 
Nathanael Ketcham all present Trustees for v" town of 
huntington and did acknowledge this to be their free \'ol- 
lentary act and Deade for all y'^ Conveyance herein written 
and Likewise their hands and seals. 

Test. Jonas Williams Justice 
Recorded By me 

Solomon Ketcham Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, pp. 244-5.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1757, May 3.] 

May y'^ 3"^ 1757 at a General Town Meeting y^ following 
persons Chosen y*" Presedent Joseph Lewis v*" six Trustees 
Justice wickes Justice Scudder Samuel Brush Nathaniel 
Ketcham Thomas Conkling Zophar platt. 

y^ same day chosen over seers of y" poor y Trustees 
above Named. 

y® same day Chosen Constable & CoUecter Jesse platt 
for y*^ ensuing yeare. 

y^ same day solomon Ketcham Chosen Town Clerk & 
treasurer for y® ensuing year. 

y*" same day chosen Assessors for y^ ensuing yeare John 
Brush Solomon Ketcham. 

y'' same day Chosen supervisor for same year Capt. 
Platt Conkling. 

y^ same day chosen commissioners To Lay out high 
ways Capt Platt Conkling Justice wickes Reuben Brush. 

y"" same day Chosen surveyors Justice wickes Cornelius 



434 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Hart John Brush Solomon Ketcham. 

y'' same day chosen to take care of Intested estates 
Justice wickes Justice scudder. 

Overseers of y*^ highways Capt Isaac platt Jeremiah 
wood Hezekiah Rogers silas Sam mis Justice wickes Jesse 
Carll arthur Dingee Justice Scudder caleb wood abijah 
Ketcham Nath Ketcham amos soper Tim Scudder Zebe- 
diah Bunce Peter Scidmore Israel ConkHng Peter Ruland 
Ruben Brush, Jehiel Smith. 

y® same day Chosen fence Viewers Jeremiah wood 
Samuel Stratton Israel Conkling Caleb wood. 

y*^ same day it was Voated that y** free holders & trust, 
ees of y'' town should unanimosly joyn together to Defend 
y*" town from strangers fishing & fowling any where in y"' 
town ship. 

y® same day y*" pound sold To Doct. platt for 073. 

y^ thatch at pare point sold to Thomas Conkling for ^i 
114. 

y*" thatch at Sammises Cove To David Chichester for 

51: 

y'-' thatch at Clam point sold to Samuel stratton for 2 i : 

y*^ thatch at stoney Brook harbor sold To Samuel Strat- 
ton for 5 I : 

y** thatch at horse Neck Beach Sold to Capt Conkling 
for 8 6. 

y" thatch at Cold spring sold To Jeremiah Conkling for 

y*' thatch at round hole sold To Benjamine Conklsne for 

4- 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 279.) 



[ISAAC KETCHAM'S FAMILY RECORD.] 

[1757— 1740.J 
The Children of Isaac Ketcham Recorded. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 435 

Isaac Ketcham was Born July j'' 20*^'' 1740. 

Mary Ketcham was Borne August y 14"' 1743. 

Ezra Ketcham was Born March y*^^ 2'' 1745. 

Samuel Ketcham was Born Sept. 5"' 1748. 

Hannah Ketcham was Born Sept. 6"' 1750. 

Abigal Ketcham was Born December 25"' 1752. 

Stephen Ketcham was Born Aprill 6"' 1755. 

Kezia Ketcham was Bcjrn Mav y" 6"' 1757. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 648.) 

Soh)mon Ketcham was Boin the 8'" Da^■ of June Anno 
dom 1724. 

Hannah Ketcham was Born the 24"' Day ol March Anno 
1729. 

Here followeth a Record of y** age of their children. 

Philip Ketcham their son was Born y" fifth Day of Juh 
old stile anno : 1752. 

Marv Ketcham was Born the 18"' Day of March Ne\ 
stile 1754. 

Daniel Ketcham was Borne the 10"' Day of October ar.- 
no 1755. 

Solomon Ketcham was Born }•" 6"' Day of Ajjrill anno 

1757- 
Conkling Ketcham was Born the 22 Dav of December 

1758. 

John Ketcham was Born 7"" Day of August Anno: 1763. 

Sarah Ketcham was Born the 15"' Day ot April Anno 
1765. 

Piatt Ketcham was Born the 5'" Day of March Anno 
1769. 

Hannah Ketcham was Born the 28"' of January 1773. 
[Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. Gi9.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1758, May 2.] 
May y^ 2. 1758 at a General Town Meeting y^ following 



436 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Persons Chosen y^ same Day. 

Chosen Presedent Joseph Lewis. 

Justise Scudder Justice wickes, Thomas Conkling Sam- 
uel Brush Doct platt Nalhanel Ketcham Chosen Trustees. 

y^ trustees chosen overseers of y'' poor. 

y*" same day chosen Constable & Collecter for y* ensuing 
year Jesse platt. 

y^ same day chosen Town Clerk & treasurer solomon 
Ketcham, 

y^ same day chosen assessors for v'' ensuing year Justice 
wickes Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Supervisor CoUonal Conkling. 

Chosen Commissioners Collonal Conkling Justice wickes 
Reuben Brush. 

Surveyors Justice wickes Cornelius hart John Brush 
Solomon Ketcham. 

Over seers of y'' high ways Justic wickes Capt Lewis 
Hezekiah Rogers Joshua Ketcham Nathaniel Ketcham 
Nehemiah hartt Jonas Smith Epenetus Bryan Jonathan 
Newmen azariah wickes ananias Brush Dicks hills John 
Carmon, Cornelius Hartt Isaac Ketcham fresh pond 
Joseph Ridgway Ruben Johnson Jehiel Smith. 

Chosen to take Care of fires Colonel Conkling Cornelius 
Hartt Isaac Smith John Rogers Selah Carle Hendrick 
Durye amos willis John wood, south, Caleb wood Justic 
wickes Israel Conkling Joshua Ketcham abijah Ketcham 
Jesse Conkling. 

Chosen fenc Vieuers at South Israel Conkling Caleb 
wood. 

Fens viewers in Town Samuel Stratton Jeremiah wood. 

y^ Same Day Voated & agreed that y*" trustees & free 
holders of y'^ town should unanimosly joyn together to 
Defend y® town from strangers fishing fowling & hunting 
in y® sd. Town ship & so far as y" pattents extends. 

y® pound sold to Jacob Brush for lo 6. 






HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 437 

y® thatch at pair point sold To Thomas Conkling and 
amos platt for £2 o o. 

V'' thatch at Sammises Cove sold to David Chichester 
for £0 2 o. 

y'' thatch at Clam point sold to Silas Sammis Jun for 
020. 

y'' thatch at stonev Brook harbour sold To Samuel 
Stratton for 3 1. 

V'' thatch at horse Neck Beach sold 1\) Cornelius 
Conkling for 8 6. 

y*^ thatch at Cold Spring sold to Thomas Conkling for 
90. 

y' thatch at round hole sold To Samuel Conkling for 
32. 

y' same day it was voated that 3'' Trustees should have 
Lyberty to sell that Scint of thatch that Lyeth Down by 
y'' Land of Thomas Brush. 

By y*" Consent of y^ Trustees it is ordered cS: agreed that 
upon y^ removel of Zephaniah platt Junor that Justic 
scudder should stand with Justic wickes in room of y'' sd. 
Zephaniah platt To take care of Intested estates. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 281-2.) 



[WILL OF BENJAMIN CONKLIN.] 

[1758, Nov. 26.] 

James DeLancey Esquire, his Magestys Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor and Commander in Chief in and over the province 
of New York and the Territories depending thereon in 
America. 

To all to whom These presents shall come or may Con- 
cern Greeting. — 

Know y" That at the City of New York on the Day of 



438 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the Date here of below John Godby being- there unto del- 
egated and appointed The last will and Testament of Ben- 
jamin Conkling deceased (a copy whereof is hereunto 
annexed) was proved and was approved and allowed of by 
me. The said Deceased having whilst he lived and at the 
Time of his Death Goods Chattells and Creditts within 
this province by means whereof the proving and Regis- 
tring the said will and the Granting Administration of all 
and Singular the said Goods Chatties and Credits and also 
the Auditing Allowing and final discharging the Account 
thereof doth belong unto me and that Administration of 
all and Singular the Goods Chatties and Credits of the 
said Deceased, and any way concerning his will is Granted 
unto Cornelius Conkling Jun'' and Solomon Ketcham the 
executors in the said will Named : Being first sworn well 
and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and 
exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular 
the said Goods Chatties and Credits, and also to Render a 
Just and true account thereof when thereunto required. In 
Testimony whereof 1 have caused the prerogative Seal of 
the province of New York to be hereunto Affixed the 
Twenty Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Fifty eight. 

James D. Lacey 



In the Name of God Amen I Benjamine Conkling of 
Huntington in Suffolk County, Being this 26"' day of 
November anno 1758 sick & weak in Body but of perfect 
mind & memory & Calling to mind y*" mortality of my 
Body & knowing that I must shortly yeild unto Death do 
make & Ordain this my Last will & testament in y® follow- 
ing Manner & form : Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto 
my Loving wife Hannah ConkHn my riding Chair & Chair 
horse & my Indian Girl her time of service two Cows & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 439 

one equal third part of all my whole estate Both Real and 
personal except what I shall hereafter Dispose of in this 
my Last will & Testament also I Give to my said wife one 
equal half of all my household Good & y'^ sd. third of my 
estate as Long as she remain my widow 2''' I give & Be- 
queath unto my Daughter hannah Wickes & to her heirs 
for ever the Other half part of all my household Goods 
and also sixty Pounds Currant Lawfull Money of New 
York to be Levied out of my estate & paid to her by my 
executors hereafter Named 3'^ I will & Order my executors 
to sell & dispose of my Lot of meadow on y® west neck at 
South & ten acres of Land which I bought of Jonas Wil- 
liams Esq. & I do hereby Impower them to sell more Land 
such as they shall think propper if they shall see it Need- 
full & give Titles for the same & I do hereby order my 
executors to sell & Dispose of all y^ rest of my Personal or 
Moveable estate and Likewise to pay all my Just Debts as 
well as to receive all my Just Depts Dews &: Demands 
whatsoever 4^^ I will & Bequeath unto my Son Benjamine 
Conkling & to his heirs cSl assigns For Ever all my Build- 
ings together with all the rest of my Real or Fast Estate 
not disposed of in this my Last will & testament & my will 
is that if my son Benjamine Conkling should Die before 
he come to Lawfull age Leaving no Issue that then his 
part should fall to my Daughter Hannah Wickes s'^ I 
order my Cousin Cornelius Conkling Junior & Solomon 
Ketcham to be my executors of this my Last will & Testa- 
ment Giving & Granting unto them full power & author- 
ity to execute this my Last will and Testament ratifying & 
confirming this & no other to be my Last will & Testa- 
ment the Day & Year above written. 

his 

Benjamin x Conkling [Seal.] 

murk 

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by 



440 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y^ sd. Benjamin Conkling as his Last will & Testament In 
y* presence of the Subscribers. 

Cornelius Conklin 

John Conkling 

Jesse Brush 
{File No. 130.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO THOMAS BRUSH.] 

[1758, Dec. 25.] 

To all People To whome these Presents shall come know 
y® that we Joseph Lewis Presedent Eliphelet wickes esq. 
Moses Scudder esq Doct. Zophar platt Thomas Conkling 
Samuel Brush and Nathanael Ketcham all Present Trus- 
tees of the Township of huntington in Suffolk County on 
Nassaw Island for and in consideration of y" Just and full 
sum of four pounds currant Lawfull Money of new York 
to us in hand well and truly paid By Thomas Brush of y* 
same Place the recept whereof we do hereby acknowledge 
& our selves therewith to be fully satesfied & contented & 
thereof & every part and parcell thereof do exonerate ac- 
quit & fully Discharge him y'' said Thomas Brush his heirs 
executors administrators and every of them forever by 
these presents hath Given Granted Bargained sold alien- 
ated conveyed & confirmed and By these Presents do fully 
freely & absolutely Give Grant Bargain sell alien Convey 
& confirm unto him the said Thomas Brush his heirs & 
assigns forever one small piece of thatch or salt Marsh sit- 
uate Lying & Being at the Northeast corner of his Hom- 
stead of upland Lying Between the high water Mark and 
Low water Mark Begining at y^ water fence Joyning to 
richard Denton thence runing westwardly about thirty 
three rods and an half Being in General about two rods 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 441 

wide containing- about sixty seven square rods of Land or 
salt marsh together with y*^ thatch & appurtenances to y* 
same Belong-ing or appertaining to have & to hold y*" above 
Demised premises with y** appurtenances to him y" sd. 
Thomas Brush his heirs &. assigns to him & their only 
propper use Benefit & Behoof forever and that y*^ said 
Thomas Brush his heirs & assigns shall and ma_) at all 
times forever hereafter by Virtue hereof Lawfully peaca- 
bly and Quietly have hold use occupy Possess & enjoy y* 
above said Premises and appurtenances free and Clear 
from any other former Gift Grant Bargain or Sale what- 
soever and further we the said trustees above Named Do 
for our selves and our successors Covenant and Engage the 
above said Premises with y'^ appurtenances unto him y* 
said Thomas Brush his heirs and assigns forever against 
our selves or any of y® succeeding Trustees of the said 
town or their successors In Witness here unto we have set 
to our hands tS: fixed our seals this twenty fifth Day of De- 
cember in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred and fifty eight. 

Memorandum that y^ trustees above Named reserveth 
y* previledge of fishing oystering & fouling on or at y* 
premises at all times forever hereafter and to y'' succeed- 
ing trustees or town of Huntington written Before Enseal- 
ing hereof 

Signed Sealed & Joseph Lewis [Seal. 

Delivered In y* Eliphelet wicks [Seal.^ 

presence of Moses Scudder [Seal.^ 

Jesse Platt Zophar Pi.att (Seal. 

Solomon Ketcham Thomas Conk ling [Seal. 
Samuel Brush [Seal.^ 

Nathaniel Ketcham [Seal. 

Memorandum that on the 30"' of april and in y*" year of 
our Lord 1759 then personally appeared Before me Jonas 
Williams one of his Majesties Justices of y'" peace for y' 



442 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

County of Suffolk viz : y® within Named Joseph Lewis 
Eliphelet wickes Moses Scudder Zophar platt Thomas 
Conkling- & Samuel Brush & Nathanil Ketcham all being 
present Trustees of y'' Township of huntington & did ac- 
knowledge this to be their free Volentary act & Deed for 
all y® conveyances herein written Likewise their hands & 
seals. 

Test. Jonas Williams 
Justice. 
Recorded by me Solomon Ketcham 

Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, pp. 248-9.) 



[BOND OF JONAS ROGERS TO MAINTAIN 
WATERING PLACES.] 

[1757, Aug. 8.] 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Jonah Rogers of 
huntington In Suffolk County on Nassaw Island Cord- 
wainer Am held & firmly Bound unto y^ trustees of y* 
town of huntington afore said & to their successors In y* 
Just and full sum of twenty pounds currant Lawfull Mon- 
ey of New York to be paid toy*" afore said trustees or to 
their successors or to their certain Attorney bars Ex. 
adm""* or assigns to y" which payment well & truly to be 
made and Done I Bind my self my heirs ex"" and adm""* 
firmly by these Presents sealed with my seal & Dated this 
eight Day of August Annodomini 1757. 

The Conditions of y" above written obligation is such 
that Whei-eas y'^ above Named Trustees of y" town afore 
hath Granted to y*" sd. Jonah Rogers four square rods & 
five square foot of Land Joyning to y'' west side of y*^ Land 
Belonging to y^ estate of Capt John Titus Deceased & 



HUNTINGTON T(nVN RECORDS. 443 

Joyning to y*' east side of y"^ high way that Leads from y® 
house of y^ sd. Capt Titus Deceased to y** house of y^ sd. 
Jonah rogers for y*" Prcviledge of Taning and I y*= above 
Bounden Jonah rogers do hereby Bind & oblige my self 
my heirs & assigns In }•'' sum of twenty pounds as afore 
said to Make and Maintain a Good tile fence round y*^ 
afore sd. piece of Land & to open three Good watering 
Places In some convenient Places Near to y" sd. piece of 
Land and Likewise not to Infringe ujoon ti-ouble or damnifie 
y'^ said Lott of Capt Titus Deceased By Puting of Bark 
Leting in creatures or anv thing that may Damnifie or any 
ways hurt y' sd. Lott. In Witness hereunto 1 y^ said Jonah 
Rogers have set to m}- hand and fixed my seal the Day and 
Year above written. 

Jonas Rogers [Seal.] 
Signed sealed & Delivered In y*^ Presence of 

Philip Ketcham 

Solomon Ketcham. 

{FUe No 163.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1759, May I.] 

May the i 1759 ^^ a General Town Meeting y*" following 
Persons chosen the same Day. 

Chosen President Capt. Joseph Lewis. Justice Wickes 
Justice scudder Doct Zophar Piatt Tho-mas Conkling Sam- 
uel Brush Nathanael Ketcham. 

y'' same Day chosen overseers of y" poor the above 
named Trustees. 

y*^ same Day chosen Reuben Bru&h Constable and Col- 
lecter 



444 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y® same Day chosen Town Clerk & Treasurer Solomon 
Ketcham. 

y'' same Day chosen assessors Justice wickes solomon 
Ketcham. 

y^ same Day chosen Supervisor CoUonel Piatt Conk- 
ling. 

y° same Day Chosen commissioners Colonel Conkling 
justice wickes Reuben Brush Solomon Ketcham. 

y" same Day Chosen surveyors Justice wickes Cornelius 
Hart Joseph whitman Solomon Ketcham. 

To take care of Intested estates chosen Justice wickes 
Justice scudder Israel wood. 

y*^^ same day chosen fens Viewers for y'^ ensuing year at 
south Joshua Ketcham Israel Conkling, Augustine Bryan 
Timothy Scudder Crabmeadow. In Town Samuel Strat- 
ton Jeremiah wood all fens Viewers. 

Overseers of y" high ways Justice wickes Doct platt 
Reuben Johnson Justice williams Capt. Lewis Jonas rog- 
ers Thomas Conkling Joshua Ketcham Jonah wood Jona- 
than Brush abbijah Ketcham Joshua wood Philip Jarvis 
richard rogers James Hill Cornelius Hartt azariah wickes 
Nathaniel Smith Jonas Smith Sam'^ Conkling Nehemiah 
Brush John rogers Peter Reuland John wood. 

Chosen to Take Care of fires Colonel Conkling Corne 
lius Hartt Isaac Smith John Rogers Selah Carll Hendrick 
Durye amos willets John wood south. Caleb wood Justice 
wicks Israel Conkling Joshua Ketcham abijah Ketcham 
Jesse Conkling. 

y*^ same Day Voated that all persons who will not come 
at proper warning to help stop or put out fires when 
warned by y'^ order of persons above named they shall pay 
y^ sum of 20 S. or such a fine as y person above Named 
shall Lay upon them. 

y'= same Day it was Voated that any person shall have 
Power & good right to pound any creatures in case his 



HUxNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 445 

fence be Judged suffisient by y** fens Viewers & recover 
Damage cS: y'^ poundage. 

cSl if any Dispute arise Between such persons it shall be 
Desided by two Indifferent men about y*" Damage above 
Mentioned & y* sd. poundage. 

y*" pound sold to Jacob Brush for £o 3 o. 

y'^ thatch at par point sold to Thos. Conkling for ^i 
18 3. 

Thatch at Sammis Cove sold To Richard Denton for ^o 
I o. 

Thatch at stoney Brook Harbour sold To Joseph reu- 
land for ;^o i o. 

Thatch at clam point sold to richard Denton for £0 i 
10. 

Thatch at horse Neck Beach sold To william Haviland 
for £0 3 o. 

y® thatch at y" round hole to richard Denton for £0 o 6. 

y* thatch at Cold Spring sold To Jonathan Titus for 
O 10 6. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 283-4.) 



[ORDER AGAINST INOCULATION FOR 
SMALL-POX.] 

[1760, Jan. I.] 

Huntington January the i d. y. 1760. 
At a Meeting of the Trustees it was agreed upon By 
them to Provide a house in some remote part of the town 
in order to be for the Benefit for those that Might unfortu- 
nately take the small-pox and further it was voated and 
agreed upon by y^ trustees to for bid all Docters and peo- 



446 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

pie from ennockalating or Being Enockaled* in any Pub- 
lick part ol this Town without y® concent of the Majes- 
trates Jus. Wickes & Just Williams which is Appointed by 
the Trustees where & what place they think propper and 
further it was voted & agreed upon by the Trustees that 
Jus. wickes & Jus- Williams should Prosecute and Commit 
any person Whatsoever that should Presume or cause the 
small-pox to spread in a willfuU Manner or thretning in 
Any Manner of spreading the Desease and whomsoever 
will not comply in this Reasonable and Prudentiall Man- 
ner Must be Beamed & prosecuted as A * * * against 
the Civel Authority. 

{Deeds, Vol, III, p. 201.) 



[LETTER. ISAIAH WILLITS TO JESSE 
WILLITS.] 

[1760, May 13.] 

Kind Brother: 

I Received thine yesterday which reviveth the 
memory and respect which subsisteth I received thy ac- 
count with satisfaction and can with some pleasure Inform 

[* Small-pox prevailed in the town about this time, and later, 
to an alarming extent and a practice prevailed among the 
doctors of that period of variolas inoculation, a method said 
to have been invented by Dr. Timon, of Oxford, England, about 
1700. This differed from Dr. Jenner's vaccine lymph, discov- 
ered in 1789. Many persons here, who had been inoculated, 
died, and the affair created great excitement, so that many 
stringent orders were made against inoculation, except under 
special conditions. Dr. Gilbert Potter and Dr. Daniel Wig- 
gins were required each to have a house where small-pox pa- 
tients were confined until recovery. Dr. Potter's hospital was 
at Cold Spring and Dr. Wiggins' at the east part of the village, 
on the road to Dix Hills.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 447 

thee that I with parents and Brothers have settled again to 
business at our former homes where we have at present a 
prospect of making a decent and comfortable Living 
Brother John is settled at home and I expect will continue 
Brother Isaac is marryed four months ago to a Likely 
young woman of good repute tho of Low fortune and ap- 
pears likely to be reasonably happy in the state. I have 
two Little daughters thrifty and well their mother at pres- 
ent very unwell tho I hope not likely to continue long so : 
Father is not so well as common Mother in good health 
and our acquaintants in general as far as I know. I con- 
clude in hast the Bearer waiting. 

I remain thy affectionate Brother 

Isaiah Willits 

At our former home the 13"' day of the s^^ Month 1760. 

P. S. — Father sa3-s he remembereth a discourse and be- 
lieveth it to be true that Lawyer Nichols wife purchased 
the Land whereon her grandson now liveth at the time 
that her husband was gone to england on account of the 
Controversy between the governers at york ; by seeking 
into which dates and matter thee may perhaps discover 
something that is now unknown father says he does not 
remember huntington gut being a common name for any 
inlet but it seems likely that might have been so called by 
some as there abouts was much frequented by Hunting- 
ton whalemen. 

Remember my love to sister Clement her Brothers John 
& Isaac also desire she may know they remember her in 
Love.* 

{File No 98 ) 

[* Such letters among the records have usually been omitted 
but this is printed here as a specimen of old time correspond- 
ence. — C. R. S.J 



448 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[MARRIAGE AGREEMENT OF REUBEN 
ARTHUR AND SARAH JARVIS.] 

[1760, June 9.] 

Huntington June the 9 Day in the year 1760. 

The Conditions of this obligation Between me Reuben 
Arter and Sarah Jarvis is such that if we Marry I Reuben 
Arter do Quit her estate all but five and twenty pounds I 
Sarah Jarvis do Alew out of the Rent of the farme for the 
Childs Bringing up and if I Sarah Jarvis dont have no 
other Darter Ruth Jarvis shall have my wearing cloaths 
but if I have other Darters then the cioaths to be Divided 
Between them the wearing cloaths & I Reuben Arter Do 
Hereby Bind my self in the sum of fifty pounds currant 
money to stand to these Articles by my hand and seal Be- 
fore these witnesses as I have chosen. 

John Bunce Reuben Arthur [Seal.] 

(Deeds, Vol III, p. 405.) 



[A SAMP MILL.] 



[1761, May 5.] 

May the 5"' 1761 it was Voated and agreed by the Trus- 
tees of huntington that Jacob Brush should have Lyberty 
to Build a samp Mill in the Meeting house Brook south- 
ward of the Blacksmiths shop & that he and his heirs 
should have the Lyberty and priveledge to continue the 
same there as Long as he or they shall see fit and if any 
Dammage acrew by the waters flowing any Persons Lands 
he or they shall make good such Dammage Neither shall 
he or his Heirs stop y^ water to any Persons Dammage. 

Joseph Lewis Pd. [Seal.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 449 

May the 5''' 1761 it was Voated tS: Agreed By the trus- 
tees of lumtington that Reuben Johnson sliould have Ly- 
berty to make two Gates one by his house and the other 
Down By the Cleft a Little southward of Peter Scudders 
Land & that he the said Reuben Johnson or his heirs 
should maintain & keep them in repair So Long as he 
shall sec fit to continue the said Gates ther. 

Joseph Lewis P. D [Seal.] 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 298.) 



[TRUSTEES' ORDER AGAINST CUTTING 
TIMBER.] 

[1761, Nov. 10.] 

Huntington November the lo*'' 1761 it was Voated and 
Agreed By the Trustees of v" Town afore said that No 
person within the town ship that is Destitute of any Right 
in y*' Commons shall Cut Any Timber either in the Com- 
mons or high ways to Make sale of But only what they 
want of Necessety for their own use and then not to cut 
within ten foot of any Bounds Ranges or Limmits of any 
Persons Lands and if any person or Person:- Presume to 
cut any timber contrary to this act it shall Be Lawfull for 
any person else to cart away the same or for the owner of 
the Land to whom it may Joyn to Prosecute them as if it 
were cut on his own Land and it was further ennacted by 
the said Trustees that no Person that hath a Right in the 
Commons shall cut any timber or tree on the Commons or 
high ways within ten foot of the Bounds rangesor Limmits 
of any Persons Lands except it Be a foot over unless it Be 
Joyning to their own Lands and then Not to Lett it Lye 
above one month and if they Do that it shall be Lawfull 



450 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for any other person to cart away the same. 

Joseph Lewis Pd. [Seal.] 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 402 



[INDIAN DEED TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1762, Feb. 2.] 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come know 
y® that we ned Lane and Charity Lane & also Bette Squa 
the widow of Maharason Indian Deceased all of Hunting- 
ton in Suffolk County on Nassau Island Being the only 
Surviving Heirs of Asharoken Metinicok Sachem Deseased 
have for & in Consideration of two Good New t)utch 
Blanquits as also for a Valueeble Sum of Currant Money 
of New York to us in hand well & truly Paid By Joseph 
Lewis Precedent Timoth}^ Scuder Cornelius Hartt Samuel 
Stratton Reuben Brush Jeremiah Wood and Jecobus 
Nostran all of the same Place Being Present trustees of 
the Town of Huntmgton afore said the recept whereof we 
do hereby acknowledge & our selves there with to be 
fully satesfied & contented & Do hereby acquit & Dis- 
charge the said Trustees above Named & their associates 
their Heirs successors & assigns forever have given 
Granted Bargained sold alienated enfeeffed Conveyed & 
Confirmed & By these Presents do fully & absolutly give 
grant Bargain sell alien enfeefl convey & confirm unto 
them the said trustees above named their associate's their 
Heirs successors & assigns Forever all the So^l Right 
Planting and Hunting right and all the remainder what 
soever that was Reserved to the Indians in a Certain Deed 
from under the hand & seal of the said asharoken & his 
associates Bearing Date the Last Day of July 1656. that is 
from Cowharbour Brook to Nesequage River within those 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 45 I 

Bounds west & east and to the North sea and as far south 
wards as asharokens Bounds or Limmits Did ever extend 
and the Neck called eatons Neck and Crabmedow* all 
Being within the Linunits of the Former Pattent granted 
unto the said Town of Huntington with all the timbers 
Trees rights Lyberties c^ appurtenances to the same Be- 
longing or appertaining, To Have & To Hold all the 
above Demised Premises with the appurtenances unto 
them y'' sd. Trustees their heirs successors & assigns For- 
ever and we the said Ned Lane Charity Lane & Bette 
Squa do hereby Declare that we had good & Lawfull 
right to sell & Disspose of y* same in manner as above said 
and that the said Trustees above named their heirs succes- 
sois & assigns shall & may at all times forever here after 
By Virtue here of Peacably & Quietly have hold Possess 
& injoy all y'' above Demised premises with the Appur- 
tenances free & clear from all former Bargains &. sales 
whatsoever In witness hereunto we have set to our hand & 
seals this second day of Febuary Anno Domini one thous- 
and seven hundred and sixty Two. 
Sealed & delivered '''^ 

In the Presence of Ned X Lane [Seal.] 

JosHUE Ketcham ""'' 

Solomon Ketcham ''"■" '"'^'^ 

Cheritv X Lane [Seal.] 



Bette X Squa [Seal.] 



{File No. 80.) 



[ *This lone Indian and these two squaws were the last rem- 
nant of the once powerful Matinecock tribe of Indians. The 
deed purports to convey ail the territory lying between the 
head of Cow Harbor, now Northport, and the Smithtown 
River, including Eatons Neck. As their ancestors had in 1656 
conveyed the same premises, the deed was hardly necessary 
and its utility is not apparent. This is the last of the Indian 
deeds.— C. R. S.] 



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452 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RECEIPT FOR TAXES.] 

[1762, March 30.] 

Morches March y^ 30**" 1762 
Then Received of Joseph Weeks Collecter for Hunting 
town the Sume of three Hundred and Ninety four Pound 
two shillings sixe Pence for the Taxe Rate and four 
Pounds Two shillings & two Pence for the Treasurers 
Fees Received Pr 

Natha'^ Smith 

(File No. 136.; 



[A SHEEP LAW.] 

[1762, May 4.] 

Huntington May the 4*^^ 1762. 
It was Voated and Agreed By the Majority of the In- 
habitance of this town that no Person shall turn out any 
sheep upon the commons y'' ensuing year Now in Com- 
plyance With the said Inhabitance of the town afore said 
we the trustees of the said town having Voated & agreed 
that no person shall turn out any sheep upon the commons 
the ensuing year and if they do contrary to this act it shall 
and may Be Lawfull for any person to Drive or commit 
the same to the pound and recover two pence pr head for 
each of said sheep and the pound keeper to recover the 
same and further if they trespass upon any persons enclos- 
ure within the said town it shall & may be Lawfull for the 
Person so suffering Damnage to commit the same to the 
pound as afore said and recover two pence pr head and 
the Dammages without any regard wheather their fences 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 453 

be Made sufficient or not and for such sheep as no owner 
Appears within the space of twenty four hours the pound 
keeper shall take Down all their Marks and post them in 
two Publick places in the said town and for such sheep as 
shall have owners within that term such owners shall be 
Intitlcd to them By paying their part cS: proportion of said 
Dammages and all other charges or if they appear within 
the term of forty eight hours after they were Committed 
to the said jioiind and what sheep still remain in the jjoiuid 
after that term and no owner appears the pound kcej^er 
shall cary the Marks of all such to the town clerk who 
shall enter them all in the town Book for two pence pr 
head as the Law Directs and all such sheep Being tocjk 
out of the pound and kept By such person or persons as 
shall be Appointed and if any person appear to own part 
or all of them within the term of one year he or they shall 
be Intitled to them By paying as afore said and if any 
owner Appear or have notice and refuse to pay as afore 
said the said pound keeper or any other persons appointed 
for that purpose shall sell so many as to pay his or their 
part of such charges and Dammages and if there Be Any 
over plush to be returned to such owners and all such 
sheep for whome no owner appears within one year after 
they were carryed to the Clerk the Person or persons Ap- 
pointed as above said shall sell all such sheep as other 
strays By Giving Publick Notice fourteen Days Before 
and shall Dispose of such monies arising from such sale as 
the Law Directs and it is further enacted tliat all Partion 
fences where one persf)ns Land jovns to another shall Be 
made according to Law though not regardmg their out- 
ward fences as afore sd. And if any Dispute arise Between 
Persons concerning A mmiber of sheep that are foimd on 
the Commons wheather they were turned out willfully or 
wheather they Broke out of such owners enclosures acci- 
dentaly it shall Be Determined By the Judgment of two 



454 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

met Appointed for that purpose. 

Joseph Lewis Pd. [Seal.] 
Reuben Brush [Seal.] 
James Nostran [Seal.] 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, pp. 404-5 J 



[1761, June 18.] 

Huntington June the iS*** 1761. 
Mr Solomon Ketcham I desire you to pay to Docktr 
Piatt five pounds for Rebilding the old mil Dam and 
Charge the same to the town from me yours 

Joseph Lewis. 

{Mle No. 90.) 



[1763, Feb. 18.] 

1763 Feb. 18. an Indenture from Jane Robbert y® wife of 
George to Bind her son Samuel 16 years to serve from y* 
3*^ Day of May next ontill he come to 21 years of age to be 
Bound to Jerome fleet & his wife they to find him cloaths 
& Vituals to Learn him to read & to Give him two New 
suits of Cloaths i to Labour in other for spare Days. 

Solomon Ketcham. 

(Book of Strays and Ear Marks, p. 97.) 



[THE SMALLPOX AGAIN.] 

[1763, Feb. 22.] 

Huntington February the 22. 1763. 
Whereas that Contagious and Infectious Desease the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 455 

small Pox hath for some Considerable time Past Been 
Spreading and still continues to spread in Many parts of 
this town Especially By means of Innoculation whereupon 
Sundry and repeated Complaints have Been Made unto us 
the Trustees of the town of huntington that many Disor- 
ders & Irregularities have Been Commited By the Car- 
lessness and untoward Conduct of many Persons within 
the Limmets afore said where upon we have thought fit 
that such Disorders should be speedyly redressed. 

Therefore we the ^subscribers the Trustees of the said 
town for the time Being do ennact that no Docter shall 
Presume to Innoculate any person or persons within the 
Limmets afore said and that not any person within the 
Limmits afore sd : shall take the Infection By Innoculation 
from any Docter or any other Person whatsoever from the 
Date thereof and further that not any one person within 
the Limmits afore said shall Presume to Let one Person 
Come into his or her house Infected with the Desease By 
Innoculation or to suffer lone person to be Innoculated 
therein and further if any person Presume to offend or Go 
Contrary to this act they may expect & shall upon the Com- 
plaint of any person grieved to any majistrate within y* 
Limmits to Be Commited or Bound over to the Court of 
sessions to answer the Contempt as the Court shall think 
propper, as Witness our hands and seals the Day & year 
above written. 

Joseph Lewis Pd. [Seal.] 
Cornelius Hartt [Seal.] 
Samuel Stratton [Seal] 
Timothy Scudder [Seal.] 
Reuben Brush [Seal.] 
Jeremiah Wood. [Seal.] 
James Nostron [Seal.] 
{Hie No. 89.) 



456 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DOCTOR WIGGINS'S BILL.] 

[1763, March 10.] 

1763, March 10''' £ s. d. 

Indian Caty to visit bleeding & drops 059 

April I D" to visit bleeding, pills & drops 050 

D° to Cash po. vial drops 2s o 2 10 

" 30 D" to visits & med. 080 

Dno Loaf Bread 8'*^ pork 7'^ flour &rie 086 

£1 10 I 

D" to 2'^' sugar & Quart rum 2 10 
(File No. 164.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

1763, May 3.] 

May the 3 1763 at a General Town Meeting the follow- 
ing persons Chosen. 

Chosen Presedent Reuben Brush. 

Trustees Cornelius Hartt Capt Sender John wood Israel 
wood obediah Piatt esq. Jeremiah wood. 

Overseers of the poor Reuben Brush, obediah platt 
Israel Wood. 

Chosen Constable and CoUecter Joseph Wickes. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and trasurer. 

Assessors Israel wood Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonel Conkling. 

Colonel Conkling Reuben Brush Israel wood Commis- 
sioners. 

Surveyors Cornelius Hartt Israel wood Joseph whit- 
man Solomon Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 457 

Fense Vcwers Cornelius Hartt Timothy Carll J'' Josiuia 
Ketcham Israel Conklin augustine Bryan Capt. Scudder 
Samuel Stratton Jeremiah wood. 

Assessors chosen to take a new Esteemate accord ini^ to 
the new act. Reuben Brush Israel wood Capt. Scudder 
augustine Bryan Cornelius hartt Sam' Brush Joshua wood 
Timothy Carll Jun'. 

Tlie Same Day it was voated that the Trustees shall re- 
lese so many in Number & whcj they shall see fit that is 
not required in the sd. Act. 

Capt. Jarvis Docter platt Nath Williams John wickes 
obediah platt esq. 

Over seers of high ways Thomas Conkling Hez. rogers 
Jonas rogers Cold sprmg, Thos Brush Cornelius Conkling 
west neck, Timothy Carll Jr silas Carll, selah Carll Platt 
Carll Amos soper Joseph Buffet Jr. North of Contry road, 
Nehemiah whitman west hills Philip Smith Long swamp 
Isaac Ketcham Jonathan Brush head Cold Spring Josiah 
rogers Richard Rogers Cowharbour Augustine Bryan 
Crabmeadow Jesse Bunce Samuel scidmore fresh pond, 
Thomas oaks old field, Abraham Brinkerhoff Peter Reu- 
land half hollows, Nathan Voll Israel Conkling N. Hartt 
South, Justice wickes Arthur Dingee up the road. Caleb 
Ketcham Ca]5t Lewis Gill Wicks. 

Chosen to provide a Master and take care of the New 
scool house Doct Platt obediah plait Israel wood Sam" 
Allen Reuben Brush Nath" Williams. 

Same Day it was A'oated that sheep should be kept up 
y*' ensuing Year. 

Chosen to take care of fires Colonel Conkling Cornelius 
Hartt Isaac Smith John rogers Selah Card Timothy Carll 
Jun"" Hendrick Dur3-ee Jacob Noaks John wood, Nehemiah 
Hartt Rob. Kellum Tho* Wickes Israel Conkling Joshua 
Ketcham Abijah Ketcham Jesse Conkling John Abbct. 

The same Day it was Voated that hogs should be Ring- 



458 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ed or sufficently cut in their Noses according to the former 
act which is now revived. 

The pound sold to Jacob Brush for £o 4 o. 

The thatch at pair Point sold to Thomas Conkling Jun. 
£2 ys. o. 

The thatch at Sammises Cove sold to James Rogers 
for 19s. 6d. 

The thatch at stooney Brook sold Jacob Piatt for £0 
7s. o. 

The thatch at Clam point Sold to Richard Denton 022. 

The thatch at the Round Hole to Richard Denton ;i^o 
3 10. 

The Thatch at Cold Spring to Jeremiah Conklin for 
040. 

Thatch at horse neck Beach to Cornelius Conklin ^o 4 o. 

The thatch at the head of the harbor to Samuel Stratton 
fori;i 8 3. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p/>. 285-6.) 



[JOSEPH RIDGWAY TO THE TOWN TRUSTEES.] 

[1763, May 7.] 

To all People to whome these Presents Shall come Know 
ye that I Joseph Ridgaway of Richmond County on 
Stratton Island for & in consideration of one certain Piece 
of Meadow conveyed to Reuben Johnson from under the 
hand & seal of the Trustees of the town of Huntington By 
an Instrument of writing Bearing even date with these 
Presents have given granted exchanged conveyed & Con- 
firmed and by these Presents do fully freely & absolutely 
give grant exchange Convey & Confirm unto them the 
said Reuben Brush Precedent Cornelius Hartt Capt Tim- 
othy Scudder John Wood Israel Wood Obediah Piatt Esq. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 459 

Jeremiah Wood Present trustees of the said town of Hun- 
tington and their Successors one Certain Piece of Meadow 
lying at the head of Huntington joyning to the North Side 
of the high way that Leads across the creek by tlie lot of 
John Roberts bounded on the South by the sd high way 
west by the Creek north by a new dam or Crossway East 
by the commonage containing within the said bounds Sev- 
enty Six Square Rods of Meadow Land together with all 
the rights liberties and Appurtenances to the same belong- 
ing or in Any wise Appertaining To have & To hold all 
the above demissed premises with the Appurtenances unto 
them the said Trustees and to their heirs successors and 
assigns Forever and to their only Propper use benefit and 
behoof forever and I the Said Joseph Ridgaway Do here- 
b}' Publish & Declare that at the time of the ensealing & 
before the Delivery of these Presents I am the true and 
Lawfull owner of all the above demissed Premises and had 
in my self full power good right and Lawfull authority to 
give grant exchange Convey cS: Confirm the same in man- 
ner as abovesaid and that the said Reuben Brush Cornelius 
Hartt Timothy Scuddcr John Wood Israel Wood obcdiah 
Piatt and Jeremiah Wood and their Successors shall A: 
mav from time to time tS: at all times forever hereafter by 
Virtue hereof lawfully peacably and quietly have hold use 
occupy Possess & enjoy all the above Demissed Premises 
with the Appurtenances free and clear from all former 
gifts grants bargains sales executions and Incumbrances 
whatsoever and I the said Joseph Ridgeway Do hereby 
bind myself my heirs & assigns to warrent secure cS: for- 
ever defend all the above demissed Premises with the Ap- 
purtenances unto them the said trustees and their Succes- 
sors forever against all the just tS: lawfull Claims and 
Demands of all Men * * '^ Persons whomsoever and 
I Mary Ridgaway the wife of him the said Joseph Ridga- 
way being willing to ratitie and confirm this Present Sale 



460 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Do hereby release yield up and Surrender up all my Right 
of Dower & power of thirds of in & To all the above De- 
missed Premises with the Appurtenances unto them the 
said Reuben Brush Cornelius Hartt Timothy Scudder 
John Wood Israel Wood Obediah Piatt Esq & Jeremiah 
Wood and their Successors Forever. In Witness here- 
unto we have set to our hands & fixed our Seals this Sev. 
enth Day of May Annoq Domini one thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty three. 

Sealed & Delivered Joseph Ridgway [Seal.] 

In the Presence of ^^'^ 

Philip Ketcham Mary x Ridgaway [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham ""^""^ 

Silas Carll 
{File No. 126.) 



[A LAW SUIT PROVIDED FOR.] 

[1763, June 27.] 

Huntington June the 27. 1763. 
Whereas we the subscribers A certain Number of the 
Freeholders & Inhabitance of the Town afore said in Suf- 
folk County in the province of New York have Determined 
to Commence a Law suit or Tryal for all the Lands Lying 
Between the old pattent Line and the Line of the Con- 
firmation Both to the Northward and Southward of wcne- 
commuck and whereas it is concluded & agreed unt(3 By 
each & every of the said Inhabitants that all the Lands 
that shall be recovered By such Tryal if there Be Any 
shall Be equally Divided Between each of the said sub- 
scribers or their heirs or assignes without exceptions and 
we the said subscribers Do hereby Bind our selves our 
heirs and assignes to each other by these Presents to pay 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 461 

our equal proportion of all such charge or Charges that 
either already have or shall hereafter acrew in Persuit of 
any tryals for all such Lands and to pay the sume in equal 
proportion amongst our selves whenever called for By the 
Committee hereafter named and if any person refuse to 
pay in Manner above Prescribed he shall Be Liable to be 
prosecuted for the same or sued Before any Justice of y*^ 
peace within the Limmits of y" said Tovv-n and we Do 
hereby constitute and appoint Cornelius Hart Elnathan 
Wickes Esq. Reuben Brush Nathanael Ketcham and Lsrael 
wood as a Committee to cary on cSt Persue the said Tryals 
as soon as they Conveniently can Giving and granting unto 
them or any one of them power to sue or prosecute any 
such Delinquint Person in Manner as above said as witness 
our hands the Day and year above written. 

Thomas wickes Cornelius Hartt 

Abijah Ketcham Elnathan wickes 

Gilbert Potter Elnathan Wickes Junior 

Cornelius Hartt Jun' Reuben Brush 



Daniel Lew^is 


Nathaniel Ketcham 




Jacob Brush 


Thomas Brush 




Nath'l Williams 


Isaac Ketcham sen"" 




Simon fleet 


Stephen Ketcham 




Jonathan Smith 


Caleb Ketcham 




Jonas Williams Esq. 


Jonathan Brush 
Isaac Smith 
Amos Smith 




Each of the subscribers 


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£. 


s. d. 


Gilbert fleet 





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Daniel Blatchley 





18 I 


Luke fleet 





18 I 


Moses Veal 





18 I 


John Carman 





18 I 


Jonah Wood 





18 I 



462 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Jesse Carll 
Isaac Norton 
Samuel Hart 
Timothy Carll Ju' 
Samuell Stratton 
John Brush Miller 
Samuel Scidmore 
Isaac Scidmore 
Joseph Lewis 
Stephen Jarvis 
timothy Carl sen. 
Selah Carl 
Samuel Brush 
Nathan" Ketcham 
Jacob oaks . 
thomas Smith . 
Jessee Carl . 
James Smith 
ananias Brush 
Joseph Buffett Jan. 
Nehemiah Hartt 
Joseph Wickes 
Israel Wood 



February y® ii'*' 1765 Who has Paid on y* Last 

Disbursement 
timothy Carl sen. ...... 

Nehemiah Hart 

Abijah Ketcham 



John Carmon Jun o 

Reuben Brush 

Stephen Ketcham 

Cornelius Hart 

Daniel Blatchley 

Jonas Williams 

Isaac Smith . . . 






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Jesse Carl 
Isaac Scidmore 
Amos smith 
Jonathan Smith . 
Joseph Buffet . 
Jonathan Brush . 
Ealithan VVickes esq 
Ealithan wickes Jun 
thomas Brush . 
Nathaniel Ketcham 
Samuel Scidmore 
timothy Carl Jun. 
Calob Ketcham 
Nathaniel Williams 
Selah Carle 
Jacob Brush , 

Israel Wood 
Isaac Ketcham 
Thomas Weekes 
Moses Veal . 

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[WILL OF JOSEPH SCIDMORE.] 



[1763, Dec. 17.] 

In The name of God, Amen. I Joseph Scidmore of 
Huntington In y^ County of Suffolk and in y* Province of 
New York being- sick and weak iji body yet of a Sound 
& Perfect under standing & memory blessed be God for 
itt do consttitute This my Last will and Testament & desire 
it may be Received by all as such. Impromis I give & 
Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Hannah the use of 
third of all my Lands During hur widowood and I give & 



464 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bequeath one third part of all my Mobbel esteat and I also 
give my Sarvant gail Kate to my wife I give and bequeath 
unto my son Isaac Scidmore my old house & home stead 
where I formerly Liveed containing about one Hundred 
and ten acrers begining a Rod north of a mulbery tree 
standing southerly from & in sight of my son Samuels 
barn from thence running westerly within a rod North of 
sworldings Spring Keeping y'' same course to Jesse bunces 
fence containing all y" Lands except eight acres for Sam. 
uel between y*" Road to Huntington that goes by Simon 
Fleets and that which goes below to Isaac Bunces Like- 
wise one outher tract of Land Lying southward of y* 
former begining at y'" northeast corner of y*^ Land which 
did belong to philip Gildersleefe deceased field so run- 
ning northerly as y*^ fenc now stands down to y*^ fore sd. 
road which goes by sd. Fleets bounded on west by y'' Land 
of Simon fleet and Jesse Bunces on y'' south by y*" Land 
philip Gildersleeve affore sd. also a nother tract of Land 
containing twenty five acres adjoyning to y*^ east end of y* 
sd. gildersleefe field in a sqare peice. as also one Lot of 
medow I bought of John Brotherton Lying in Crab medow 
with 'y*^ upland adjoying to y^ same as also one Lot of 
medow in sunken medow with all my Right In Smithtown 
with one equal half of my other remainding Lands and 
Rights of Lands not Disposed of in this my Last will or 
otherwise either Divided or undivided In all the Purchases 
in Huntington excpt swampawres unto him my son Isaac 
Scidmor and his heirs and assigns forever I al so give to 
my son Isaac my negro man named Tom & my negro boy 
named Ned as also all my firming tackling with a pare of 
oxen Tow of my best horses. 

Then I give & Bequeath unto my son Samuel Scidmore 
y^ House & homesteed bounded on y® south by y® bunds 
of y" Land given in this will to Isaac Leying to y'' Sound 
on y® which I now Live even all y^ Land I have hearin 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 465 

contained and also another tract of Land Lyeing south of 
y® road that goes by Simon fleets joyning on the west to 
y^ Land given to Isaac in this will containing all my Land 
east to bread & dies hollow a nother tract of Land in y" 
eaightear of Lots containing twenty acres adjoyning to 
Smithtown Line also one Lot of Medow I had of my father 
near Isaac biinces with y' swamp & up Land in fence and 
one half of my Rights in huntington devided or undivided 
as before sd in this mill swamp acres excepted for I have 
given that before to my son Peter but all hearin before 
named I give unto my son Samuel and his heirs and 
assignes neverthe less It is my will that if either of these 
my sons samucl or Isaac shall Decease without a Lawfull 
heir of their one bodys y*^ Deseased part given in this will 
shall go unto other and to his heirs Then I give & Be- 
queath unto my Two grandaughters Sarah and Elisabeth 
scidmore Daughters of my son Joseph De'^'^ y'' sum of 
Thirty five pounds to be paid unto them each at y^ age of 
eaighteen to be P"* by my Tow sons Samuel & Isaac y*^ sum 
to be paid unto y" sd tow gils is seventy pounds Then I 
give y^ remaining two thirds of my Moubel Esteate to my 
fore daughters Rebecca Elisebeth Easter Temperance and 
I make and apint & constuttut Thomas Jarves and C Tim- 
oth Sender and Isaac Scidmore executors of this my Last 
will and Testment In witness where of I y"-' Joseph Scid- 
more have set to my seal and hand this seventhenth day of 
Desember in y"" year of our Lord one Thousand seven hun- 
dred & sixty Three — 1763 What soever is given in this I 
desire in my hands until my Dec^ 

Joseph Schjmore [Seal.} 

Signed sealed and Delivered In presence of us 
Seth Jarvis 
Zophar Scidmore 
James Smith. 
(File No. 129 J 



466 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1764, May I.] 

May the i : 1764 at A General Town Meeting the Fol- 
lowing Persons chosen. 

Chosen Presedent Reuben Brush Cornelius Hartt Capt. 
Scudder Israel wood Jeremiah wood Justice Williams 
Solomon Ketcham Trustees. 

Overseers of y*" poor Justic Williams samuel stratton 
Justice Piatt. 

Constable & Collecter Thomas Wickes. 

Town Clerk & treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel wood Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonel Conkling. 

Commissioners Reuben Brush Israel wood Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Cornelius Hartt Israel wood Joseph whitman 
Solomon Ketcham. 

Fenc Vieuers Cornelius Hartt Timothy Carll J' Joshua 
Ketcham Israel Conkling Augustine Bryan Capt Scuder 
Joseph whitman Thos wickes. 

Chosen to take a new esteemt^te Cornelius Hartt Reu- 
ben Brush Solomon Ketcham. 

To take care of Intested estates Justic Williams Israel 
wood. 

Overseers of highways Capt. Jarvis Doct Piatt Nath. 
Williams John wickes Hezehiah rogers Tho** Brush Cor- 
nelius Hartt Jun. Silas Carll Piatt Carll amossoper Joseph 
Buffett Jnr. Nehemiah whitman Philip smith Isaac 
Ketcham. 

Josiah rogers Augustine Bryan Capt Scudder Jesse 
Bunce Abraham Brenkerhaff Peter Reuland Nathan Val- 
lentine south Nehemiah Hartt Justice wickes commack 
Caleb Ketcham Capt Lewis Gilbert wickes. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 467 

Committee take care y^ scool house Doct. Piatt Israel 
wood Samuel Allen Reuben Brush Nath" Williams. 

The same Day it was Voated to kep up sheep By the 
Majority of y*^ town. 

The same Day it was Voted that all hoi^s t^ l)ig"s above 
2 months old should be ringed or sufficentlv cut in y'' 
Nose. 

The same Day it was Voated that the assess(jrs Chosen 
to take a New esteemate should have five shillings pr Day 
untill it be finished for each man. 

The pound sold to Jacob Brush for 4s. 6d. 

Thatch at hors neck Beach sold to Cornelius Conklin 
Jun' 4s. 

The thatch at Soper's cove sold to Stephen Gildersleeve 
for IS. 

The thatch at pair point sold to Joseph Whitman lor £1 
OS. 6d. 

The thatch at clam point sold to Samuel Stratton £0 os. 
6d. 

Thatch at Sammis cove sold to Abraham Chichester is. 

Thatch at y' head of y*-' harbour to Joseph Benneti^o 13s. 

id. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 287-8.) 



[ASSESSMENT ROLL.] 

[1764, May 4.] 

Memorandum that on the 14''' Day of May 1764 then 
Personally Appeared Before me Jonas Williams one of his 
majesties Justices of the Peace for Suffolk County assigned 
viz: Cornelius Hartt Reuben Brush and Solomon Ketcham 
and made oath to assess the real <S: personal estate ot the 
Freeholders «S: Inhabitance of Huntingttjn Eatons Xeck 



468^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and wenecommack according to the Tenner of the act of 
Assembly this sworn Before me. 

Jonas Williams, Justice. 

Huntington proportion of the several Taxes made in the 
year 1764 at the Rate of Twenty pence pr. pound ;^55.3 
15 8. 

Nathanael Williams 
Silas Sam mis Jun'' 
Zophar Smith' Estate 
John Brush 
Reuben Brush 
Joseph wickes 
Joseph Whitman 
widow Hannah Wood 
John Bennett 
Silas Titus 
Benjamin Titus 
Charity Titus 
Stephen Ketcham 
Jonas Williams esq. 
Israel Ketcham 
Solomon Ketcham 
Isaac Ketcham 



Philip Ketcham 
Jeremiah Wood 
Cornelius Conkling S*' 
Philip Conkling 
Thomas Conkling 
Hubbard Conkling 
Amos Piatt 
Ruth Chichester 
James Chichester Sen' 
James Chichester Jun' 



30 


00 


2 


10 


6 


13 


08 


I 


2 


4 


05 


04 





8 


8 


84 


oc 


7 








36 


00 


3 








06 


00 





10 





20 


12 


I 


14 


6 


01 


10 





2 


6 


14 


01 


I 


3 


6 


06 


09 





10 


9 


06 


08 





10 


8 


06 


08 





10 


8 


20 


00 


I 


13 


4 


18 


00 


I 


10 





13 


00 


I 


I 


8 


48 


00 


4 





3 


74 


00 


6 


3 


4 


403 


00 




06 


00 





10 





•34 


00 


2 


16 





03 


06 





5 


6 


03 


06 





5 


6 


32 


00 


2 


15 


6 


10 


00 





16 


8 


18 


09 


I 


1 1 





04 


16 





8 





22 


04 


I 


17 





06 


00 





10 






HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 469 

Samuel Rogers 11 10 o 19 2^ 

Jeremiah Conkling 08 00 013 4 

Richard Conkling 08 00 013 4 

John Morgan 02 00 o 3 4 

Stephen Conkling 07 00 on 8^ 

Zebulon Titus 06 00 o 10 o 

Josiah Rogers Sen"" 24 00 2 o o 



206 1 1 

Timothy Rogers 08 00 013 4 

Piatt Titus 01 10 o 2 6 

Nathaniel Sexton 02 00 o 3 4 

Jonas Rogers 13 10 i i 6 

Jotham wood 12 00 i o o 

William Haviland 20 10 i 14 2 

John Haviland 20 10 i 14 2 

Thomas Brush 45 18 3 16 6 

Silas Sammis sen' 52 00 4 6 8 

Isaac Conkling 26 10 2 40 

Samuel Conkling 10 00 o 16 8 

Hezekiah Rogers 34 10 217 6 

Benjamine Conkling 14 00 i 3 4 

Silvanus Sammis 47 00 3 18 4 

John Sammis 47 00 318 4 

James Rogers 28 00 2 6 8 

Ananias Rogers 36 00 3 o o 

Richard Denton 18 00 i 10 o 



436 18 

Abraham Chichester 18 00 i 10 9 

David Chichester Estate 08 00 013 4 

Ebenezer Gould 07 00 o 1 1 8 

Cornelius Conkling J unr 15 04 i 5 4 

Joseph Conkling 15 04 1 5 4 

John Conkling 15 00 i 5 o 



470 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Timothy Sammis Sen' 1600 i 6 8 

Cornelius Stratton 08 00 013 4 

Docter Potter 08 10 o 14 4 

Mary Satterly 02 00 o 3 4 

Samuel Pearsall 10 05 o 17 i 

Josiah wheler 09 08 015 8^ 

Reuben Johnson 40 00 3 6 8 

Thomas Jarvis esq* 26 16 2 4 8 

Peter Scudder 01 10 o 2 6 

Jonathan Scudder 32 12 2 14 4 

John Bryan 16 00 i 6 8 

Bennajah Jarvis 33 00 2 15 o 

John Johnson c8 00 013 4 

290 09 

Thomas Scudder & Son 28 00 2 6 8 

Shubal Smith 06 00 o 10 o 

John Davis 05 12 o 9 o 

Joseph Bennett 04 00 o 6 8 

Stephen Kellcy 94 00 7 16 8 

Timothy Kellcy 18 12 in o 

Israel Wood 29 00 2 8 4 

William Gillett 01 00 o i 8 

Abel Gillet 02 10 o 4 2 

Elisha Gillet 03 10 o 5 10 

Samuel Allen Esq' 23 00 118 4 

John Wickes 20 00 113 4 

Hezekiah wickes 07 00 on 8 

Thomas oaks 03 00 o 5 o|- 

Samuel Stratton 18 12 in o 

Obediah Piatt esq 28 12 2 7 8 

Capt Lewis 45 00 3 ^5 ^l 

Zechariah Smith estate 10 00 o 16 8 

John Bayles 12 00 i 8 o 

David Rusco 14 00 i 3 4 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 47 1 

Henry Smith 29 oo 2 8 4^ 



Isaac Piatt 
Jesse Piatt 
widdow to Deacon Rogers 

William Jarvis 

Nathanill Harrison 

Moses Rolph 

Silas wickes 

Zophar Piatt Jun"^ 

Job Sammis 

Mathew Bunce 

John Piatt shoemaker 

Thomas wickes 

Doc* Zophar Piatt 

Jacob Brush 

Marcy Piatt 

Isaac Brush Estate North side 

his Executors for south 

Meribah Chichester 

Bathsheba Smith 

Parrott Fleet 

Simon Fleet Jun' 



402 


08 








18 


00 


r 


10 





09 


10 





15 


10 


01 


04 





2 


01 


35 


00 


I 


18 


4i 


07 


00 





1 1 


H 


08 


00 





13 


4 


03 


00 





5 





10 


10 





17 


6 


05 


00 





8 


4 


28 


00 


2 


6 


8 


08 


00 





13 


4 


76 


00 


6 


6 


8 


220 


00 


18 


6 


8 


28 


00 


2 


6 


8 


14 


08 


I 


4 





36 


00 


3 








18 


00 


I 


10 





06 


00 





10 





10 


00 


00 


16 


8 


32 


08 


2 


H 





32 


08 


2 


14 






606 08 



Jeremiah Fleet 32 08 2 14 o 

Joseph Higbee 11 00 o 18 4 

Abraham Jarvis 27 00 2 5 o 

Samuel Wickes 04 10 o 7 6 

Philip Udale 40 10 3 7 6 

James Hill 12 oo i o o 

Timothy Ketcham 05 00 o 8 4 

Stephen Jarvis 16 00 i 6 8 

Stephen Jarvis Jun' 04 10 o 7 6 



472 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Austin Jarvis 


04 


10 





7 


6 


Thomas Dennis 


14 


00 


I 


3 


4 


Philip Wickes 


38 


00 


3 


3 


4 


Josiah \v ickes 


18 


00 


I 


10 





Ambros Wickes 


02 


09 





4 


I 


Azariah Wickes 


14 


00 


I 




J 


4 


Gilbert Wickes 


04 


00 





6 


8 


Joseph Smith Jun*^ 


34 


00 


2 


16 


8 


Ezekiel Smith 


34 


00 


2 


16 


8 


John wood Hunter 


22 


00 


I 


16 


8 


Tappen wood 


07 


09 





12 


5i 


John wheler 


10 


00 





16 


8 


widow Esther wood 


01 


00 





I 


^ 




356 


06 




John Freebody 


14 


00 


I 


3 


4 


Mary Tredwell 


03 


10 





5 


lOl 


Vanhorne 


05 


00 





8 


4h 


Thomas Bunce Jun' Est. 


06 


08 





10 


8 


Epenetus Bryan 


52 


10 


4 


7 


6 


William Nicols 


02 


05 





3 


9 


Zebediah Bunce 


16 


04 


I 


7 





Noah Rogers 


13 


00 


I 


I 


H 


Uriah Hubs 


0-2 


00 





3 


4 


John Scudder 


40 


16 


3 


8 





Thomas Rogers estate 


03 


04 





5 


4l 


Jacob Piatt 


14 


00 


I 


3 


4 


Josiah Rogers Black Smith 


31 


00 


2 


II 


H 


Samuel Bunce 


06 


05 





10 


5 


James Bushup 


08 


10 





14 


2 


Samuel Akerly 


13 


00 


I 


I 


8i 


obediah Gildersleeve 


01 


12 





2 


8 


Nehemiah Smith 


08 


13 





14 


5 


Luke Fleet 


24 


GO 


2 


I 





Zophar Rogers 


33 


GO 


2 


15 


oi 



"".«nn-, j:^;-^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 473 

Isaiah Rogers 08 00 o 13 4 

Henry Jarvis 17 00 i 8 4^ 





323 


17 








Amos Soper 


1 1 


10 


G 


19 


2 


Eliphelet Sammis 


10 


08 


G 


17 


4 


Epenetus Piatt Sen' 


03 


04 


G 


5 


4 


Epenetus platt Jun'' 


04 


GO 


G 


6 


8 


Alexander Wickes 


03 


04 


G 


5 


4i 


Ezekiel Wickes 


04 


GO 


G 


6 


8 


Stephen Gildersleevo 


14 


14 


I 


4 


6 


Isaac Ketcham 


15 


GO 


I 


5 


G 


Caleb Ketcham 


12 


GO 


I 


G 


G 


Richard Rogers 


08 


GG 


G 


13 


4 


Jeremiah Rogers 


08 


OG 





13 


4 


widow Phebe Bryan 


30 


g8 


2 


IG 


8 


John Bunce 


23 


GG 


I 


18 


4i 


Capt Sender 


69 


GO 


5 


15 


G 


Augustine Bryan 


45 







15 


ol 


Melanthen Bryan 


II 


G 


G 


18 


4l 


Thomas Scidmore 


30 




2 


IG 


G 


Hezekiah Smith 


01 


12 


G 





9 


John Wood Crabmeadow 


00 


13 


G 


I 


H 


Benjamin Gildersleeve 


18 


GG 


I 


IG 





Jonas Smith estate 


24 


16 


2 


I 


4 



347 09 

widow Bridget Scudder 32 gg 213 4 

Moses Veal 13 ig i 2 6| 

Platt Veal ig 12 o 17 8 

Isaac Bunce sen' 12 go i g o 

John Totton 4^7 o 8 i 

Philip Gildersleeve Estate 13 gg i i 8^ 

Joseph Scidmore 27 OG 2 5 o 

Samuel Scidmore 28 go 2 6 8 



474 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Isaac Scidmore 19 10 i 12 6|^ 

Peter Scidmore 22 00 i 16 8 

Robert Arthur 25 00 2 i 8^ 

Jonas Higbee 01 15 o 2 11 

Jonathan Sammis 08 05 013 9 

Nehemiah Brush 14 00 i 3 4 

John Hoberts Estate 02 05 o 3 9 

Simon Fleet 42 00 3 10 o * 

Gilbert Fleet 45 00 315 o^ 

Zephaniah Piatt 12 00 i o o 

Jesse Bunce 08 00 o 13 4 

Timothy Scudder Jun' 06 14 on 2 

Benjamin Soper 02 00 o 3 4 

349 08 

Stephen Higbee 08 00 o 13 4 

Joseph Buffet sen* 20 00 113 4 

Philip Jarvis 09 00 015 o^ 

Josiah Smith & sons 49 00 4 i o^ 

Elnathan Smith 14 01 i 36 

Samuel Smith Sadler 25 00 2 i 8^ 

Daniel Smith 12 00 i o o 

Thomas Kellum 20 00 i 13 4 

John Lewis sen"" & Son 23 00 i 18 4^ 

Jeremiah Sammis & son 14 00 i 3 4 

Jesse Sammis 03 04 o 5 4 

Ichabod Smith 12 00 i o o 

Rebecca Brush 06 00 o 10 o 

Ananias Carll 13 10 i 2 6^ 

obediah wells 01 00 o i 8 

Thomas Jackson 05 00 o 8 4^ 

James Dickenson 03 12 o 6 o^ 

Silas Carll 24 00 2 o o 

Jeremiah Soper 09 10 o 15 10 

Piatt Carll 5 5 00 411 8^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



475 



Timothy Carll Jun"" 



40 00 



6 5 





366 


17 








Josias Robbens 


04 


00 





6 


8 


Joseph Reuland 


• 02 


05 





3 


9 


Jacobus Nogle Estate 


09 


12 





16 


ol 


Ananias Brush Dix hills 


14 


08 


I 


4 





Thomas Cornell 


09 


12 





16 


o-i 


Daniel Blatchly 


34 


00 


2 


16 


8 


Stephen Vitteto 


03 


04 





5 


4.^ 


Timothy Carll sen' 


48 


10 


4 





10 


George Norton & son 


43 


00 


3 


1 1 


0^ 


Selah Carll 


14 


10 


I 


4 


2 


Silvamis Balden 


17 


10 


I 


9 


2h 


Joseph Buffet Jun' 


08 


00 





13 


4 


Abraham Reuland 


03 


04 





5 


4k 


Daniel Lewis 


02 


00 





3 


4 


Arthur Newman 


10 


00 





16 


8 


Daniel Wickes 


15 


00 


I 


5 


o-i 


Nathanael Buffet 


20 


GO 


I 


13 


4 


Jonah Wood 


34 


05 


2 


17 


I 


Isaac Smith 


19 


04 


I 


12 


9^ 


Amos Smith 


26 


00 


2 


3 


4 




338 


04 




Thomas Smith 


08 


10 





14 


I 


Timothy Smith 


06 


10 





10 


10 


Thomas Smith's executors 


06 


00 





10 





John Carmon Dum 


42 


GO 


3 


10 


9 


Samuell Hartt 


04 


00 





6 


8 


Isaac Smith Jun'' 


01 


I I 





2 


7 


John Piatt sen-" 


24 


04 


2 





4 


Cornelius Hartt & son 


42 


00 


3 


10 





Jesse Carll 


44 


10 


3 


14 


2 


Benjamin Wright 


27 


I I 


2 


5 


1 1 



4/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

John Totten sen' 07 08 o 12 4^ 

Jacob Vanderbelt 04 00 o 6 8 

John Carmon Hollow 30 00 2 10 o 

Peter Reuland 07 00 on 8i 

Aran Nostran estate « 08 00 o 13 4 

Joseph Udale 25 00 2 i 8^ 

John Rogers 72 00 6 o 

John Vanderbelt 13 00 i i 8| 

Hendrick Durye 04 10 o 7 6 

Abraham Brinkerhaff 04 03 o 611 

James ackerly 28 00 2 6 8 

Abraham Sneddeker 08 04 o 13 o 

418 01 

Mary Rushmore 25 12 2 2 8| 

Christefer Sneddeker 06 00 010 o 

Elkanah Conkling 46 00 3 16 8 

Colonel Conkling 121 00 10 i 8 

Jesse Conkling 60 00 5 00 

John wood south 16 04 i 70 

Richard Dingee 17 08 i 9 o| 

Arthur Dingee 21 00 i 16 8 

Jacob oaks 01 00 o i 8 

Nehemiah Hartt 15 10 i 5 10 

Jesse Willits 01 12 o 2 8 

Amos wood 12 00 i o o 

Robert Kellam 13 00 i i 8| 

John Abbet 14 00 i 3 4 

John Abbet Jun'' 01 00 o i 8 

Stephen Abbet 01 00 o i 8 

Timothy Abbet 01 00 o 1 8 

Benjamin Reuland 02 00 o 3 4 

Samuel Money 14 00 i S S 

Joseph Forman 64 00 5 6 S 

George Youngs 30 00 2 10 o 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 477 

Jonathan Brush 17 oo i 8 4^ 





501 


06 








Philip Smith Piatt 


10 


00 





16 


8 


Nathaniel Ketcham 


■^ 


00 


2 


15 


oh 


Ezekiel Brush 


32 


00 


2 


13 


4.i 


widow to Samuel Brush 


09 


00 





15 


o.i 


Jesse Brush 


44 


00 


3 


15 


4 


Joseph Ireland 


20 


00 


I 


15 


4 


Charles White 


18 


00 


I 


10 





Zebulon Whitmans estate 


80 


00 


6 


15 


4 


John whitman 


22 


10 


I 


17 


6 


Nehemiah whitman 


38 


10 


3. 


4 


2 


Nathan Vallentine 


45 


00 


3 


15 


oh 


Mary Pine 


03 


00 





5 





Eliphelet Chichester 


06 


16 





1 1 


4 


Esther Pine 


04 


08 





7 


4 


Samuel ackerly 


28 


04 


2 


7 





John ackerly 


06 


00 





10 





Hezekiah Denton 


01 


08 





2 


4 


Ananias Brush West Hills 


24 


00 


2 





4 


Joshua wood 


37 


03 


3 


I 


8 


Joseph White 


10 


00 





16 


8 



472 19 

Stephen White 04 oo o 6 8 

Isaac Sammis 03 00 o 5 o 

Robert Jarvis 09 09 o 1 5 9 

James Pearsall 01 12 o 2 8 

Daniel Brush 02 00 o 3 4 

James Nostran 20 10 i 14 2 

Theodorus Colyer 08 10 o 14 2 

John Colyer 07 10 o 12 6 

Daniel Sammis estate 03 04 o 5 4 

John Whitson round swamp 17 00 i 8 4 



478 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

William Carpenter oo 12 o i o 

abijah Ketcham 04 00 o 6 8 

Jesse Ketcham & Joel 10 00 o 16 8 

John Powell 04 00 o 6 8 

Richard Powell 01 12 o 2 8 

wait powell 04 00 o 6 8 

John Whitson Sen' 03 04 o 5 4 

Isaac powell 25 12 2 2 9 

Joshua Ketcham 24 00 2 o o 

Israel Conkling 85 00 7 i 8 

238 15 

Silas Carmon 01 16 o 3 2 

John Hulet 02 00 o 3 4 

Henry Whitson 04 00 o 6 8 

Simon Haff 01 04 o 2 i 

Jonathan Wickes 02 00 o 3 4 

Isaiah Totten ,05 00 o 8 4^ 

Petter Totton 01 00 o i 8 

Reuben Arthur 05 00 o 8 4^ 

Nathanael Havens 04 00 o 6 8 

Benjamin Denton 04 00 o 6 8 

Thomas Allen 05 00 o 8 4^ 

Joshua Rogers 05 00 o 8 4^ 

Jonathan Titus 01 00 o i 8 

Theodorius Vanwyke 24 02 2 o 2 

Christefer Clock Oi 02 o i 10 

Daniel Rogers 10 00 o 16 8 

Mary Sammis Jun' 08 12 o 14 4 

Rebecca Kellcy 02 10 o 4 2 

Ruth Kellcy 02 00 o 3 4 

89 06 

John Carll 04 12 o 7 8 

John Lewis Jun' 19 00 i 11 8J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 479 



Josiah wickes Jun'" 


03 


04 





5 


4l 


widow Scudder 


02 


12 





4 


4 


Phebe Carll 


05 


00 





8 


4 


Mary Sammis Sen' 


01 


00 





I 


8 


Phebe Smith widow 


09 








15 


0^ 


Nathanael Ackerly 


08 


00 





13 


4 


Silas Newman 


03 


04 





5 


4 


John Taylor 


00 


10 








10 


William Pleas 


03 


10 





5 


10 


Joseph Mott 


00 


10 








10 


Isaac Haviland 


00 


10 








10 




60 


12 




Henry Sammis 


10 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Mr. John Sloss Hobbart 


260 





21 


13 


4 


widow Mary Tredwell 


87 





7 


5 





Elnathan Wickes esq. 


47 





3 


18 


4^ 


George Wiser's estate 


17 





I 


8 


Al 


Edward Johnson 


09 





00 


15 


Ah 


Reuben Johnson 


08 








13 


4 



168. 

(File No. 134.) 



[TAX LEVIED BY THE ASSEMBLY.] 

[1764, June 6.] 

Suffolk County. 
To the Collector of huntington. 

In pursuant of Several acts of Assembly Made for 

[Note. — The records contain assessment rolls nearly every 
year but it has not been deemed advisable to print them. This 
is given as showing who were property owners in the town at 
this date.— C. R. S.] 



48o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Raising the several sums of i^ioo ooo lOO ooo 60 000 52 
(X)o by a tax upon Estates Real and personal 

You are hereby Authorized and Required to Levey and 
Collect of the several free holders and Inhabitents of your 
town the sum of five hundred and fifty three pounds fifteen 
shillings and eight pence and that according to the Names 
and proportions in Which the said freeholders and Inhab- 
itents are assessed and Rated in the assessment or List of 
the said town which is hereunto annexed out of which 
sums the CoUecter may Retain in his hand seventeen 
pounds and ten shillings for his Collecting and paying the 
same and the Remainder thereof to pay unto the treasurer 
of this County on or before the first tuesday in October 
Next It being your towns proportion of the Several Sums 
in the said acts Mentioned and for your so Doing this shall 
be your sufficient warent Given under the hands and Seals 
of the supervisors at the County hall this 6^^ Day of June 
Anno Domina 1764. 

[Seal.] Daniel Brown 

[Seal.] James Fanning 

[Seal] W. NicoLLE Jun' 

[Seal.] Platt Conklin 

[Seal.] Daniel Smith 

[Seal.] Richard Miller 

[Seal] Barnet Miller 

[Seal.] Thomas Cooper 
{Mle No. 135.) 



Supervisors. 



[1765, March 26.] 

Moriches March y« 26*^ 1765. 
Then received of the Collector of Huntington by the 
hand of Zopher Plat the full of the Contents of the Within 
Warrent I saye received per me. 

JosiAH Smith Tres' 

{File No. 135.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 481 

[LEASING THE SOUTH BAY.] 

[1764, Sept. 12.] 

Islip 12''' Septem'"' 1764 
Sr — Inclosed you have a Lease for the Bav in which you 
will insert the Date and fix the Town seal in the Margin 
then the president ma}' sign it at the Bottom and the evi- 
dences on the Back side : this must be done at a meeting 
of the Trustees and that meeting entered in tlie Books and 
a Record made that the Bay was then leased t(j these men 
and a trust reposed in them to hinder foreigners from fish- 
ing there &c. but to permit the Townsmen to use it for 
their own use unless they abuse that Liberty by making 
sale in which case even they may be debarred. 
I am S' 

Yours most Humble Serv*^ 

\V. NicOLL Sen' 
To Mr Cornelius Hartt In Huntington 
[File No. 94.) 



[BOUND TO SERVICE.] 

[1765, March 12.] 

This Indenture made this twelveth Day of March 1765 
Witnesseth that 1 Free Peg ***** now Resid- 
ing in the town ol huntington in the County of Suffolk on 
Nassaw Island Do put and Bind my self a servant unto 
Samuel Stratton Jonas Williams Esq. and Obediah Piatt 
esq. all Belonging to the Town County and Island afore 
said Being the overseers of the Poor of the said Parish or 
town of huntington afore said to serve them or their Heirs 
Sucessors or Assigns for and During the term of ten years 



482 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

from the Day of the Date hereof or untill I have Paid the 
full sum of seven pounds currant Law full money of New 
York wnth the Lawful! Intrest it Being for money Paid or 
Disbursed By the town or said Overseers of the said Town 
of huntington on my account when I was Chargable to the 
said town and w^e the said Samuel Stratton Jonas Williams 
and obediah Piatt Do hereby Promise for our Selves our 
heirs successors & assigns that if the said Peg above named 
shall pay the said seven pounds & the Intrest any time Be- 
fore the expiration of the said ten years that then, this In- 
denture shall be Null Voide & of none effect other wise to 
stand in full force according as is set forth in the same. 
Sealed & Delivered ^ 

In the presence of Free X Peg [Seal.] 

Jeremiah Wood "•"'' 

Solomon Ketcham 
Memorandum that the sd. Peg above Named Did for- 
merly Live with Capt. Alexander Smith, written Before 
ensealing. 

{File No. 158.) 



[CONCERNING THE LANDS EAST OF 
THE TOWN LINE.] 

[1765, March 15.] 

Mr. Cornelius Hart 

Sir — Mr Smith & I have perused the Hun- 
tington papers sent down to us by Mr Elnathan Weeks. 
But from any thing we could discover in them we cannot 
perceive that Huntington can have anv other Right in the 
Lands in dispute than the Right of Herbage that is the 
Right of pastureing the Grounds cS[ Mowing the Grass 
And not the property of the Soil. And our Opinion we 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 483 

build on these Facts to wit that by Huntingtons Indian 
Deed nothing passed but the Meadows & the Right of 
Herbage in the ui)land or Woodlands contained with in 
the Bounds of that Deed and Gov' Nicholls Confirmation 
grants no More within its bounds than what had been or 
should be purchased of the Indians or others. The Sec- 
ond or (if Mr Weeks informed us Rightly) the third patent 
of Huntington leaves out the Lands in Question And if 
tliere is an intermediate patent it should be sent down to 
us as perhaps that may include the Lands in Question. 
For the Smith Town Title is probably prior to such Title 
yet it is far from being clear to us that an)- part of Smith 
Towns Title will include the Lands in Question. In this 
State of Uncertainty We have thought pioper to send up 
a Habeas Corpus to remoov the Action into the Supreme 
Court which you must present at the next County Court 

I am 

Your humble Serv' 
New York March 15^^ 1765. Jno Worinscott 

(File No. 85.; 



[TOWN MEETING. NON-RESIDENTS PROHIB- 
ITED FROM TAKING SHELLFISH.] 

[1765, May 7.J 

May the 7"' 1765 at a General Town meeting y'^ follow- 
ing persons chosen. 

Presedent Reuben Brush, Capt Scudder Cornelius Ilartt 
Jeremiah wood Israel wood Solomon Ketcham Thomas 
Wickes. 

Overseers of the poor Reuben Brush Justice platt 
Thomas Wickes. 

Constable tS: Collecter John Platt shomaker. 



484 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Clerk & treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel Wood solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonel Conkling. 

Commissioners Reuben Brush Israel wood solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Cornelius Hartt Joseph whitman Israel wood 
solomon Ketcham. 

Fens Vieuers Cornelius Hartt Timothy Carll Jun'' Joshua 
Ketcham Israel Conkling Augustine Bryan Capt. scudder 
Joseph whitman John wickes. 

To take Care of Intestate estates Justice Williams Israel 
wood. 

Overseers of high ways Capt. Jarvis Doct. platt Nath" 
Williams John wickes Hezehiah rogers Tho^ Brush Cor- 
nelius Hartt Jun'' Silas Carll Platt Carll amos soper Joseph 
Buffett Jun"" Nehemiah Whitman Sam" Smith sadler, Isaac 
Ketcham richard rogers Capt. Sender, sam" scidmore 
John rogers Peter Reuland Nathan Vallentine, Nehemiah 
Hartt Justic wickes Commak Caleb Ketcham Daniel 
Blatchly Gilbert wicks Able wood Doct platt Thos. 
wickes 

Committee to take care of y'' New school house Israel 
wood Justice Allen Nath Williams 

The same Day it was Voated that the hog act should be 
revived and the penalty Laid as formed}-. 

Chosen to regulate the esteemate Israel Wood Solomon 
Ketcham. 

The same Day it was Voated y' no furreners shall clam 
in our South Bay to make sale off on penalty of five pounds 
any of our people giving strangers Lvberty shall forfit 
forty shilling, neither fish gun nor hunt on forfiture of sd. 
five pounds By any stranger. 

The same Day it was Voated the ferry betwene Hun- 
tington & Norwalk should be hired out this Present j^ear 
By the Trustees. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 485 

The same Day it was voalcd that the crossway over the 
Creek should be made good. 

The pound sold to Jacob Bruch 040. 

The thatch at horse Neck to Cornelius Conkling for o 
4 o. 

Thatch at Pair Point to Joseph Whitman 1:0:0. 

The thatch at Sammis Cove toSalvenas Samniis o : 5:0. 

The Thatch at Clam point to John Brush o i o. 

y'' thatch at }■'" head of y harbour sold to Joseph Bennet 
10 8 

The thatch at y'' round iiolc sold to William Haviland 
for ^^o 2 3. 

The thatch at the New Landing- at Cowharbour sold to 
William Nicolls for : 5 : 

{Town Meeth^(j.-<, Vol. 1, pp. 289-90 



[THE TRUSTEES HIRE OUT THE FERRY TO 
NORWALK TO ELISHA GILBERT.] 

[1765, May 27.J 

Articles of the oblig-ations refering" to the ferry to be 
Kept Between Huntington and Norwalk whoSoever shall 
Hire the said Ferry shall Keep a good sufficient ferry Boat 
that shall carry six men and six horses the said Boat shall 
be well riged with good sails &. riging and he shall be 
abligcd to go at any time if the weather will permit with one 
person if there be no ^lore Present for two shillings & if 
he hath a Horse for four shillings and six pence also who 
Soever shall hire the said ferry shrill p)ay he or his heirs or 
assignes to the Trustees of the Town of Huntington or 
their sucsessors the Just and full sum of five Pounds two 
shillings New York Money to be paid yearly every year 
During the term of five years from the first Tuesday in 



- As,^ ^.;if.ju. -»WV' 



486 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

May in the Year 1765 and if he shall refuse to pay the said 
sum of five pounds two shillings on or Before the first 
tuesday in every year in may and also if he Be found De- 
ficient in not keeping a good Boat & in good order for the 
sd. Business he shall be abliged to forfit his Boat or pay 
to the sd. Trustees or their succesors the sum of twenty 
five pounds currant Money of New York upon a Reason- 
able Complaint and we the said Trustees do for our selves 
& our succesors Covenant and agree that the said elisha 
Gillit shall have the Previledge of carrying all Persons 
that shall Present or want to go over the said ferry and no 
other Boat shall cary any person when the said elisha 
Gillit shall be here Present and the said Elisha Gillit shall 
at all times when he is on this shore give good Attendance 
and keep his Boat in huntington Harbor in readyness for 
any pasenger that shall present or want to Go over the 
said ferry and at the expiration of the sd. term above men- 
tioned this above obligation to be Void and of none effect 
except it Be established By a Town Vote In Witnesse 
whereof the said Trustees of y® sd. town of Huntington 
and the said Elisha Gillit have Interchangably here unto 
set their hands and seals this twenty seventh Day of May 
in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and 
sixty five.* 
Sealed & Delivered Reuben Brush Presedent 

In the presence Cornelius Hartt 

Philip Ketcham Timothy Scudder 

Philip Conklin Israel Wood 

Solomon Ketcham 
Thos. Wickes 
Elisha Gillit [Seal.] 

Jeremiah Wood 

[*This is the beginning of a regular ferry between Hunting- 
ton and Norwalk, Conn., and it was continued for a long num- 
ber of years, the town demanding and receiving a compensation 
for the franchise.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 487 

Memorandum that the within Mentioned obligation re- 
fering to the Ferry Kept By Elisha Gillet Between Hun- 
tington and Norwalk is established By the Present Trust- 
ees for the Year 1766, 

Signed By me 

Nathaniel Ketcham pd. [Seal.] 

(File No. S8.) 



[TOWN MEETINGS.] 

[1766, May 6.] 

May the 6'*' 1766 at a General Town Meeting the follow- 
ing persons Chosen. 

Chosen Presedent Nathanael Ketcham Cornelius Hartt 
Jeremiah Wood Thomas Brush Thomas Wickes Solomon 
Ketcham Joshua Wood, Trustees. 

Overseers of the poor Justice Piatt Nath^^ Williams. 

Chosen Constable & CoUecter John Piatt, shomaker. 

Town Clerk & treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel wood, Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonel Conklin. 

Commissioners Israel wood Thomas Wickes Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Cornelius Hart Joseph whitman Israel wood 
Solomon Ketcham. 

To take Care of Intested Estates Justice Williams Israel 
wood. 

Overseers of high ways Tho^ wickes Capt. Jarvis Doct. 
platt obediah rogers Tho^ Brush Cornelius hartt Jun"" Silas 
Carll Jesse Carll amos soper Joseph Buffet Jun' Robert 
Jarvis Sam" Smith sadler Isaac Ketcham richard rogers 
Henry Scudder Sam" Scidmore Chris. Snedeker Peter 
Reuland Tim Conkling Gilbert Wickes able wood Abijah 



I 



488 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Ketcham Joth. Ketcham Arthur Dingee Israel Norton 
Nath Buffet Jun"-. 

Fence Vewirs Cornelius Hartt Timothy Carll Jun"" 
Joshua Ketcham Israel Conkling augustine Bryan Capt. 
Scudder Joseph whitman John wickes. 

The pound sold to vSamuel Stratton for is.-Qd. 

The thatch at hearse neck Beach sold to Cornelius Conk- 
ling Jun"" for 4S. 

The thatch at pair point to Joseph whitman for 26s. 

The thatch at Sammis cove to ananias Rogers for 5s. 3.d 

The thatch at clam point to ananias rogers for is. 6d. 

The thatch at y*^ head of y*" harbour to John Brush for 
i8s. 6d. 

The thatch at y*" round hole to will"' Haviland for is. 

The thatch from the Little Neck purchase to Epenetus 
Bryan sold to Zebediah Bunce 35s. od. 

The thatch at y*" mill harbour to Josiah wickes Jun"^ for 
28. id. 

The same Day it was Voated that there should no hog 
or pig above two months old within y"" township go with- 
out Being ringed or sufficiently cut in the nose c*t if any 
Person shall find any such without being ringed or suffi- 
ciently cut in the Nose it shall be Lawfull to Drive all 
Such to the pound & receive one shilling pr. head and the 
Dammage if any be & all shall go to the poor of the town. 

The same Day it w^as Voated that sheep should Be 
keept and n(jt to run out any where the ensuing year 
Without a sheppeard. 

{Town Meeti7ig.s, Vol. 1, p. 291.) 



[AN INDIAN BOUND TO SILAS CARLL.] 
[1767, April 4.] 
This Indenture Witnesseth that Patience an Indian*, for 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



489 



the better provision and advancement of her son Benjamin; 
aged nine years aiid alx)ut a month ; she haveing no means 
To support him ; a:Kl the said Benjamin together with his 
said Mother ; for the Consitlerations afore said (and for 
divers other good Considerations) do hereby put and bind 
the said Benjamin a Servant to Silas Carl ; of the Town- 
ship of Huntington ; in Suffolk County ; and province of 
New York ; untill he is of the full age of Twenty one years, 
(or for the Term of Eleven years and Eleven Months) irom 
the date hereof ; and the said Patience doth Covenant, 
with the said Carl ; that her said son ; shall faithfully (and 
honestly) serve the said Carl, and his assigns ; in all his ; 
(or their) lawfull Business and commands: lor and during 
the whole term afore said : He shall not absent himself 
day nor night during the said servise but in all things be- 
have himself as becomes a faithfull servant ; and the said 
Carl Doth agree during the whole said term ; to find and 
provide the said Benj"" with sufficient meat; drink wash- 
ing Lodging ; and Wearing apparel and at the expiration 
thereof, give him a New Suit of Cioaths ; and an every 
day suit, (or Common wearing Cioaths ;) In Witness where- 
of the parties to these presents have hereunto interchange- 
ably set their hands and seals ; the Twenty fourth day of 
April in the 3'ear of our Lord ; one thousand seven hun- 
dred and sixty seven ; and in the seventh year of the reign 
of our Soverign Lord George the third, by the grace of 
God of great Britain, France, and Ireland King, defender 
of the faith &c. 



Sealed & delivered 
In the presence of. 



Benjamin x an Indian rseal.] 



Patience x an Indian [Seal.] 



{File No. 160.) 



490 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[HIRING OUT THE FERRY.] 

[1767, April 7.] 

Huntington April the y^^ ijGj we the subscribers Do 
Judge arbitrate and Award that Shobal Smith shall pay to 
the Trustees of Huntington afore said the sum of six 
pounds Lawfull Money of New York for the priveledge 
he hath had of the Ferry within the two years past since 
the Ferry hath Been Hired out & we also Judge & award 
that Elisha Gillet shall pay three pounds Nine shillings & 
ten pence for the time past & from y*^ Date here of he shall 
refrain from carrying any person over the ferry any more 
at all & we Do award that Shobal Smith shall have the 
whole Priviledge of y'^ ferry for the three years & upwards 
at five pounds two shillings pr )^ear or until y* expiration 
of the term Limmited in the former agreement & we furth- 
er Judge and award that Elisha Gillet above named shall 
sign over his right & Priviledge wholly to the sd. shobal 
smith & that sd shobal shall be subject to the same restric- 
tions therein Mentioned as Witness our hands & seals the 
Day & Year above written. 

Nathaniel Ketcham [Seal.] 
Cornelius Hartt [Seal.] 
Joshua Wood [Seal.] 

Jeremiah Wood [Seal.] 

Thomas Brush [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham [Seal.] 
Tho WicKES [Seal.] 

(File No. 87.) 



[SUPPORT OF THE POOR.] 

[1767, May 5.] 
May the 5 1767 an account of Town Charges paid out. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RKCORDS. 



Paid to Doci Potter for Doctcrinj^ ) 
sundrey persons ( 

Paid to Joseph Lewis for cloathing &c 
Paid to Doct. Piatt 

Paid to John Suydam for the Meeting ) 
House j 

Paid to Nathanial Williams for sundr}' 
Disburstments for the pooi- 

Paid to Eliakin Smith for Keeping a | 
poor child \ 

Paid to Joseph Lewis for John Bay lis 
for House rent for foster 

Paid to Meribah Chichester for keeping 
Sarah Chichester 

Paid to Joseph Lewis for what John 
Kellcv had some time ago 

Paid to ^■'' supervisor 

Paid to the overseers of the poor 

Paid to the overseers for their trouble 
of V'' poor 

Clerk 

The Trustees 

Assessors * 



(File No. 165.J 



[TOWN MEETING.] 







491 


2 


2 


6 


I 


10 


8 


I 


4 


3k 


4 








23 


3 


3.i 


9 


13 








14 


6 


15 


5 








12 


8 


I 


4 





2 


5 





I 


12 





I 








3 


10 





I 


16 


9 



60 12 II 



[1767, May 5.] 

May the 5"' 1767 at a General Town Meeting the follow- 
ing persons chosen 

[* This is one out of a mass of similar papers omitted, as not of 
sufficient importance to warrant their being printed. — C. R. S.] 



492 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Chosen Presedent Nathanael Ketcham 

Cornelius Hartt Capt. Scudder Augustine Bryan Solo- 
mon Ketcham Thomas Brush Thomas Wickes 

Overseers of the poor Justice Piatt Nathaniel Williams. 

Chosen Constable & CoUecter Zophar Piatt Jun'' 

Town Clerk & Treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel wood Solomon Ketcham 

Supervisor Colonel Conkling 

Commissioners Israel wood Tho^ wickes Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Cornelius Hartt Israel wood Solomon Ketch- 
am Joseph whitman. 

To take care of Intested Estates Justice Williams Israel 
wood. ' 

The thatch at y'' Mill Harbour sold to Stephen Jarvis 
Jun' for 5s. 

The thatch at Cold Spring sold to Jonas Rogers for is. 
7d. 

Overseers of the highways Doct platt Henry Scudder 
Capt. Jarvis Tho^ wickes Tho^ Brush Cornelius Hartt Jun' 
Silas Carll Amos soper Joseph Buffet Jun' Sam 11 Smith, 
Sadler Isaac Ketcham Richard rogers Sam" Scidmore 
Peter Reuland Christefer snedeker Caleb Ketcham Timo- 
th}' Conkling obediah rogers Jesse Carll Robert Jarvis 
Gilbert Wickes Able wood up the Neck Joshua Ketcham 
Arthur Dingee Timothy Carll Jun'" Nathanal Buffet J'. 

Fence Vewers Cornelius Hartt Timothy Carll Jun' 
Joshua Ketcham Israel Conkling Augustine Bryan. 

The pound Sold to Capt. Bennett for 3s. iid. 

The thatch from the Little Neck purchase To Epenetus 
Bryants to Philip wicks for i6s. id. 

The same Day it was Voated that the hog act should Be 
Revived & continued. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 293.) 



HUNTINGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 493 

[AGREEMENT ABOUT DIVISION OF BAITING 
LACE PURCHASE.] 

. [1767, Mays.] 

This Instrument of Writing Made and Agreed upon 
this twenty eighth Day of May 1767 Between us the sub- 
scribers and Propriators of a Certain tract of Land situate 
within y'^ patent and township of Huntington in Suffolk 
County in a Certain Purchase Commonlv called iV known 
by the Name of the Bating Place Purchase. 

First, we the Propriators and subscribers do Covenant 
and agree to and with each other and our respective Heirs 
executors and Administrators that there shall be a Just 
and equal Division of our Lands (that is Valuable and" 
thought Proper to be Laid out) in the said Purchase ac- 
cording to our Respective rights therein. 

Secondly. We do fully Authorize and Impower Sol 
omon Ketcham Surveyor Cornelius Hartt Nathanael 
Ketcham and Abijah Ketcham and do Depute and Apj)oint 
them to surve)^ and Divide the same according as they or 
the Major Part of them shall judge most Convenient and 
according to Justice and the Division made in maner as 
afore said and entered upon record with the figure of each 
mans Lott In a General Card with a Plain Description of 
the Situation and Boundarys and the Courses Distances 
and Boundarys entered in said Book and signed bv the 
Persons Before mentioned or the major Part of them shall 
be taken to be a fair just and LawfuU Division and an Ab- 
solute Barr against all Succeeding Divisions of any of the 
Land Laid out in this Patent Division and that every Per- 
son or Persons which are the Propriators and their Heirs 
and assigns shall Have hold and enjoy his respective Lott 
or Lotts Laid out in Manner as afore said Inseparabley 
forever. 



494 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



And we do also agree and Covenant to Pay all the 
Charge of the Division according to our Respective rights 
which we hold in the Purchase and that the money shall 

be collected and Gathered by and by him 

Paid out to the Persons Deputed to make the Division. 
In Witness whereof we have Here unto set our Hands the 
Day and year first above written. 



Nathaneal Ketcham 
Solomon Ketcham 
Nathan Bishop 
Cornelius Heartt 
John wood 
Amos Smith 
Isaac Powell 
Nath. Powell 
Joshua Powell 
Jesse Conklin 
Platt Conklin 
Elkanah Conklin 
Israel Conklin 
Joshua Ketcham 
Platt Brush 
{File No. 145.) 



Richard Powell 
Jonat"\n Brush 
Stephen Ketcham 
Israel Oakley 
Joshua Wood 
John Bryan 
John Denton 
John Brush 
Abijah Ketcham 



[BOUND AS AN APPRENTICE.] 

[1768, March 5.] 

This Indenture made this twenty fifth Day of March 
1768 By and Between Mary Smith the widow of Obediah 
Smith of Huntington Deceased of the one part & Ezekiel 
Conkling of Huntington in Suffolk County of y^ other part 
Witnesseth that the said Mary Smith Doth Hereby Put & 
Bind her son obediah Smith an Apprintice unto the said 
Ezekiel Conkling to Learn his Art trade & Mystery of a 
shoemaker & tanner and after the manner of an Apprintice 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 495 

to serve him from the Day of the Date Hereof for & 
During the term of eleven Years or untill lie shall arive 
unto the age of twenty one years which will terminate & 
expire on the twenty fifth Day of March one thousand 
seven Hundred & seventy nine he Being this Day ten 
Years of age During all which term of Eleven Years the 
said Apprintice his said Master faithfully shall serve his 
secrets keep his Lawfull Commands every where obey he 
shall do no Dammage to his said master But in all things 
Behave as a faithfull Apprintice ought to Do During the 
said term and the said Master shall Procure <!t Provide 
sufficient meat Drink Lodging and Apparell washing & 
mending fiting for an Apprintice During the said term 
and the said Master shall Learn the said Apprintice to 
read write & cipher or Arithmatick so as to keep a good 
Book and the said Master shall use the uttermost of his 
endeavours to teach and Instruct the said Apprintice in 
this art or trade of a shoemaker & tanner which he now 
followeth and at the expiration of the said term the said 
Master shall give the said Apprintice two suits oi good 
new cloathing one of said suits to Be good Bought cloath 
fiting for spare Days Including one good New fine shirt & 
one good new caster Hat and to Give him four pair of 
good new^ stockings and two pair of shoes & the other suit 
to Be good Homespun cloathing fit to Labour in Includ- 
ing three new Homespun shirts & one new felt hat and for 
the true Performance of each of the said covenants & 
agreements each of the said Parties have to these Pres- 
ents Interchangably set to their hands and fixed their seals 
the Day & year above written t^ Bind themselves to each 
other. 

Sealed & Delivered in "^'■ 

the presence of Mary X Smith widow [Seal.] 

Jeremiah Wood ""''^ 

SOLOMON Ketcham Ezekiel Conkling [Seal.] 
{File No. 161.) 



496 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RIGHTS IN BAITING PLACE PURCHASE.] 

[1768, April 6.] 

The Names of the Patent Propriaters of the Bating 
Place Purchase with an Account of the rights they held in 
said Purchase when A. Division was Made therein April 
6, 1768. C. 

Abijah Ketcham 10^ 

Cornelius Hartt 24I 

Nathaniel Ketcham ....... 10 

Amos Powell i| 

John wood ........ ij 

Jesse Conkling i 

Piatt Conkling i^ 

Thomas Wickee o^ 

Joshua Wood . i 

Israel Conkling 26y% 

Stephen Jarvis and ) Jarvises ij ) 

Jonathan Wickes \ wickes i ) . . . 



2 



Jonathan Brush ....... o^ 

Nehemiah Whitman i 

John freebody and \ 

William Johnson J ..•.«. of 

James Kellcy o| 

Nathan Bishup & David . . . . » i^ 

Justis Brush's Heirs . . * . . . -IS 

Philip Smith Piatt . 3 

Isaac Powell , . i^ 

Joshua Ketcham ....... 7i 

Solomon Ketcham 4g 

114I 

John Brush • . 5 

Amos Smith 6 

Joseph Skidmore 51 

Povvell I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 497 

Jonathan Sammis i 

Ezekiel Brush i^ 

Israel Brush 2 

Thomas Davis ....... oA 

Silas Sammis ........ i 

Nathanael foster ....... 2 

John Bryan o^ 

Zebulon Whitman 3^ 

Elkanah Conkling . . . • . . - Sh 

Total Sum 149I 

{File No 138.) 



[1768, April 18,] 

Articles of a Vendue made this i8th of April 1768 there 
is now to be hired out all the pasonage Land m the west 
Neck & all the Town thatch at j^ Harbour & Horse Neck 
Beach for one year the Stock Ground to be Sowed with 
Winter Grain & he that Hires it to Sow two pound of 
Great Clover Seed* pr acre the Money to Be paid the first 
of April next & if not paid then to pay Lawfull Intrest 
untill paid By order of the Trustees they that Hire to 
Give Good Security if required. 

The uppermost fresh Lott y° East side to 

The Second fresh Lot y'^ East Side to 

The upper Lott y° west side 

The middle Lott to 

The pond Lott to 

[*The English grasses were not introduced on Long Island 
until about this period, and were not cultivated to any con- 
siderable extent for many years after. Salt hay was carted 
across the Island from the South Bay meadows by our North 
Side farmers down to a late period. — C. R. S.] 



498 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



The west 4 acres of the parsonage Stock ) 
Ground to Irsael Titus for 8s. 3d. pr acre f 

The next 4 acres to Richard Denton of 
Stock Ground for 8s. 6d. pr acre 

The next 4 acres to Richard Denton for ) 
6s. 8d. pr acre J 

The next 4 acres to Justice Williams for 
6s. id. pr acre 

The next 4 acres to Justice Williams for ) 
6s. 7d. pr acre \ 

The next 4 acres to Jeremiah wood Jun"^ ) 
6s. 4d. pr acre j" 

The Pasture of the Pasonag-e Land to 
Justic Williams for 

The thatch at Horse Neck Beach to \ 
Richard Conkling Jun"" for \ 

The thatch at y" round Hole to william 

Haviland for 

The thatch at Sammis Cove to Richard Denton 
To thatch at Clam Point to John Brush Miler 
John Brush To thatch at the hed of the 

Harbour 

Joseph Jarvice To thach at Pare Poynt 
Samuel Straten To thatch at y** Mill Harbour 
Josiah Wickes To thatch at the Hed of Cow 

harbour 

Cornelius Hart To y'' Grate Lot at the East 

Neck 

Samuel Straten To thatch at y'' Squidd Poond 

And Likewise at Abraham Jarvice Cove 

Jonah Rogers to thatch at Cold Spring 
{File No. 140.) 



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I 6 


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5 o 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1768, May 3.] 
May the 3** 1768 at a General Town Meeting y^ follow- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 499 

ing Persons Chosen. 

Chosen Presedent Nathaniel Ketcham. 

Trustees Capt. Timothy Scudder Docter potter Solomon 
Ketcham John Wood John wickes Timothy Conkling. 

Overseers of the poor Nathaniel Williams Joseph Lewis. 

Chosen Constable and CoUecter Selah Piatt. 

To take care of the parsonage money Nathaniel Wil- 
liams Jonas rogers. 

Town Clerk & treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel wood. Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonell Conkling. 

Commissioners of high ways Israel Wood Thomas 
Wickes Solomon Ketcham. 

Surveyors Thomas wickes Solomon Ketcham Israel 
wood Joseph whitman. 

Take care of intested estates Justice williams Israel 
wood. 

It was Voated that sheep should be taken up the first 
monday & tuesday in October. 

Same Day y*" pound was Hired out to Jacob Brush for 
5s. yd. 

Overseers of High ways Stephen Ketcham John wickes 
Jesse Sammis west neck Jonathan Scudder Jacob Brush 
obediah Rogers Robert Jarvis Thomas Scidmore Richard 
Rogers John Totton J"" Jonathan Smith Jesse Carll Corne- 
lius Hartt Jun' Selah Carll Josiah wickes Jun' old helds 
Jesse wood up sumpewams Joshua Ketcham Arthur Din- 
gee Eliphelet Sammis Nathaniel Buffet Jun' for Country 
road Doct platt Jonathan Brush Jacob Brush Cornelius 
Hartt Jun^ 

Fence Viewers Jeremiah Wood Samuel Stratton Israel 
Conkling Joshua Ketcham Amos Smith Timothy Carll jun- 
Samuel Scidmore Augustine Bryan Josiah Rogers JniT 

The same Day it was Voated that the hog act should Be 
Continued & the money to go to the poor of sd. town. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 295.) 



5P0 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1769.] 

Thatch Hired out 1769. 
This money to be paid the i of April 1770 & if not paid 

then to pay Lawful! Interest until paid Witnesss SOLOMON 

Ketcham. 

£ s. d. 
The thatch or meadow at horse Neck Beach ) 

to Joseph Conklin foi^ \ ^ 

William Sammis Dr to thatch at y® round hole 050 
William Sammis Dr to thatch at Sammis Cove o 10 o 
Nathaniel Williams to thatch at the head of 

the harbour 

Abraham Chichester to thatch at Pair Point 303 
Nathaniel harison to thatch head Cow ) 120 

Harbour f 

Jonas Rogers to thatch Cold Spring 020 

(File No. 86.) 



16 



[BAITING PLACE PURCHASE.] 

[No date.] 

Bating place purchase Rights. 

C. 

Abijah Ketcham 10^ 

Cornelius Hartt 11 

Nath Ketcham 7 

Powells » • • I2 

John wood i? 

Jesse Conkling ....... i 

Piatt Conkling 1 1 

Tho' Wickes o^ 

Joshua wood i 

Israel Conkling 26^ 

Stephen Jarvis & ) 

Jonathan Wickes j" 2| 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



501 



Jonathan Brush o^ 

Nehemiah Whitman i 

freebody & Johnson o^ 

James Kellcy . 
Nathan Bishop 
Justis Brush 
Philip Smith platt 
Isaac powell 
Joshua Ketcham 
Solomon Ketcham . 



1 

2 



4h 



Rights Laid out 



Cornelius Hartt 
Nath. Ketcham 
John Brush 
Amos Smith 
Joseph Scidmore 
powells 

Jonathan Sammis 
Ezekiel Brush 
Israel Brush 
Tho* Davis 
Silas Sammis - 
Nathanel foster . 
John Bryan , 
Zebulon Whitman 



Rights not Laid 
Elkanah Conklini^: 



Number of rights 



98 

13I 
3 
5 
6 

I 



oh 
I 



Oh 

3.i 



{File No. 137. 



46 

98 



5G2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[GRANT FOR A DOCK BY TRUSTEES.] 

[1769, Jan. 31.] 
Huntington January the 31. 1769 it was Granted By the 
Subscribers the Trustees of the said Town that Dr. Zophar 
Piatt and Nathaniel Williams Israel Wood John Brush 
Thomas Brush and Capt. John Squire shall have Lyberty 
to Build a Dock the west side of Huntington harbour 
against the Point Northward of John Brush his Mill near 
where the clay is and to Build it sixty foot upon the front 
or larger if they shall think it Needfull running up towards 
the Bank above High water Mark Leaving room for a 
High Way Between that and the Bank also running into 
the Harbour as far as they shall see it to be Needful not 
stoping or Intercepting the Channell this Granted unto 
them & their Heirs and assigns Forever In witness Here 
unto the said Trustees have set to their hands & seals the 
Day and Year above Written. 

Nathaniell Ketcham [Seal.] 
Timothy Scudder. [Seal.] 

John wood [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham [Seal.] 
Gilbert Potter [Seal.] 

Timothy Conkling [Seal.] 
John Wickes [Seal.] 

(Deeds, Vol III, p. 431.) 



[AGREEMENT BETWEEN REUBEN JOHNSON 
AND ZOPHAR SCIDMORE.] 

[1769, April I.] 

Articles of agreement made Between Reuben Johnson 
& Zophar Scidmore Both of Huntington are as followeth 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 503 

the sd. Zophar is to have one room in the House & a previ- 
ledge in the Chamber & cellar & some part of the farm & 
Barn & to have one third part of all the crops & winter 
apples and one half of the sider & all y*" wheat under the 
hill of New Ground wheat & the sd. Reuben is to find two 
thirds of the swine & Zophar one third that as Brought on 
the farm & to have one third of sd. swine that part of sd. 
farm which he is to have is as foUoweth viz one Lot By 
the Barn to plant with Corn & stork Lott called roberts 
Lot to sew with wheat & to have pasture for two cows & 
one Horse & the sd. Reuben to find all the farming tack- 
ling in the first place &. a pair of steers & one horse or 
horse kind & sd. Zophar to have the use of the Negro called 
Mingo & the sd. Reuben is to cut or Gather in two thirds 
of all the crops &c & Zophar one third & to thretch it out 
in the same Manner & sd. Zophar to h-ave mingo untill the 
first of October next & Reuben to find Mingo food & 
cloathing & Zophar to repair the fence where he shall till 
& pasture & to have all these Priveledges untill the first of 
Aprill n'ext which is one year & Zophar to find one third 
of the ware & tear of tackling & Reuben to Lend him 
wheat to sow untill he can raise it. sd. Zophar to repair 
the fence where he shall till & pasture. 

As Witness our hands this i of Aprill 1 769 
Witness SOLOMON Ketcham. Reuben Johnson 

Zophar Scidmore 
{File No. 125 J 



[TOWN MEETING. FISHING AND GUNNING 
BY NON-RESIDENTS PROHIBITED.] 

[1769, May 2.] 

May the 2 1769 at a General Town Meeting the follow- 
ing Persons Chosen 



504 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Chosen President Nathanael Ketcham Justice Williams 
Timothy Conkling John wood Isaac Ketcham Zophar 
Piatt June' Solomon Ketcham 

Overseer of the poor Nathaniael Williams, Stephen 
Kellcy. 

Constable & Collecter Timothy Conkling. 

Town Clerk & Treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Israel wood, Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Colonel Conkling. 

Commissioners Israel wood Thomas Wickes Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyers Israel wood Thomas wickes Joseph whitman 
Solomon Ketcham. 

To take care of Intested Estates Justice Williams Israel 
wood. 

The pound Hired to Jacob Brush for 4s. 

The Meeting House to Molbah Burtus Hired for £-^ 
10 o. 

Thomas Wickes at south Israel wood east end town Jon- 
athan Scudder Harbour Thomas Conkling sen'' west end 
town thomas Brush west Neck Eliphelet Jarvis old field 
John oakley west hills Stephen wood Cold spring 
Nathanel Kellcy Cowharbour Jonah Scudder Crabmeadow 
Gilbert Fleet Clabbord Hollow & Bread & Cheese Hollow 
Henry Jarvis Clay pits Peter Reuland for Half Hollow 
Hills Eliphelet Jarvis for east part of Dicks hills Timothy 
Carll Jun' for west part of Dicks hills Jacob string ham up 
Sampewams Neck. Nathanael Ketcham for the South 
roads to Joyn with Israel wood & Thomas Conkling to 
compell all that use the South roads to work on the said 
South roads. (Overseers Highways.) 

Fence Veiwers, Jeremiah wood Stephen Kellcy Israel 
Conkling Joshua Ketcham Amos Smith Timothy Carll 
Jun' Samuel Scidmore augusiine Bryan Josiah Rogers 
Jun'' Thomas Brush. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 505 

The same Day it was Voated that the Hog act should 
be revived for y'^ ensuing year. 

At the above said Town meeting- Solomon Ketcham 
Was appointed by the Unanumus Vote of the freeholders 
of the Town to transcribe the old Books of the records of 
the town Into a New book or books which is to be pre- 
pared for that purpose : And was also voted unamusly by 
the free holders of the Town that the Trustees of the 
Town should appoint another person to assist Solomon 
Ketcham In Transcribing the records afore said.* 

At the above sd. Town Meeting it was Voated that no 
furrener or stranger should fish Hunt Gun or Clam in 
Huntington South Bay or in the Township and that no 
Person Belonging to the sd. Town should sell any clams 
to any Person Living out of the said Town or Give any 
stranger any Liberty to Hunt Gun fish or clam within the 
Limmits of y'' sd. Town. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 297.J 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1770, May I.] 

May the first 1770 at a Publick Town meeting Chosen 
Presedent for the ensuing year Nathanael Ketcham. 

Trustees John wood Timothy Conkling Mathew Bunce 
Henry Scudder Justice Williams Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Constable & Collccter Philip Conkling. 

Chosen Constable for south, Silas Money. 

Chosen Constable for East end Town, Selah Flatt. 

[* There is in the Town Clerk's office what is called "the 
Book of Transcription," which was the result of this action, but 
it is confined chiefly to a few records of grants by trustees and 
is not of much value, as the originals are on record. — C. R. S.] 



506 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Chosen overseers of the Poor the ensuing year Nathanael 
Williams Israel wood. 

Chosen assessors Israel Wood Solomon Ketcham and 
they chosen to take y'' Esteemate of Joshua woods and 
Thomas wickes estate. 

Chosen supervisor Colonell Conkling. 

Chosen to take care of Intested Estates was Israel wood 
Justis williams. 

Joshua Ketcham Arthur Dingee Joseph Lewis Jonathan 
Scudder Timothy Conkling william Haviland Jesse Brush 
Joell Ketcham Nathanel Jarvis Hezekiah Smith Piatt Veal 
Nathanall Kellcy Moses Veal Jonah wood Epenetus Piatt 
Jun"" Henry Jarvis Peter Reuland James oakly Jun'' Jesse 
Bryan Abel wood up sumpwams Neck Reuben Johnson for 
the Cove Thomas Kellum Long swamp. 

The same Day it was Voated by the major part of the 
Proprietors of the Great East Neck that there should no 
creaturs run in the Neck y*^. ensuing year. 

Chosen Town Clerk & Treasurer the ensuing year Sol- 
omon Ketcham. 

The same Day it was Voated that there should be anew 
Esteemate taken through the whole Town by Joshua wood, 
Thomas Wickes. 

Commissioners Israel wood, thomas wickes Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Israel wood Solomon Ketcham Justice Wil- 
liams Thomas wicks. 

Chosen fence Viewers Jeremiah wood, Stephen Kellcy 
Israel Conkling Joshua Ketcham Timothy Carll Jun"" 
Samuel Scidmore Augustine Bryan Josiah Rogers Jun"^ 
Thomas Brush. 

The same Day it was Voated that Thomas Brush and 
Nathanael Williams should take care of the Parsonage 
Land in the west Neck & meadow on the great East Neck 
and all the money arising from the hire of the same and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN KKCORDS. 50/ 

that Nathaniel Williams shall take care of all the contribu- 
tion money. 

May the i : 1770 at a Town Meeting it was Voated that 
the Hog act should be revived which is as followeth. 

That any Person finding any hog or Pigs upwards of two 
Months old either on the Commons or their Lands not be- 
ing ringed or sufificiently cut in their noses shall committ 
them to the pound antl acquaint the owner (if any can be 
found) & if he refuse to pay one shilling pr head & the 
Dammage (if any be) the Person so puting them in the 
pound shall Immediately sell so many of them at Publick 
Vendue as to pay the said Pennalty .V Charges and if there 
be any overplush it shall be returned to such owners. 
[Toivii Meet'Digs, Vol. 1, j)p. 301-2.) 



[1770, May 2.] 

May the 2 : 1770 Ezekiel Conkling paid i8s. O^d, for half 
y^ thatch that Nathaniel Williams Hired at y*" head of the 
harbour Last year. 

Nath" Williams & Ebenezer Gould paid for 1. q 12 o 
thatch at the head of the Harbour all their part. ( 
{File No. 86.) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE SMALL-POX.] 

[1771, Feb. 19.] 

February y'^ 19th 1771, a Town meeting held at hunting. 
ton by the Freeholders and Inhabitance of said t(nvn being 
Assembled and Met at y* meeting house in a Regular Man- 
ner : and Considering the Damage and Danger that hath 
arisen In the Town by the frequent practice of the Doc- 



508 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ters In Inoculating of the small pox in this Town in great 
Numbers to the great Annoyance of most of the Inhabi- 
tance of this Town : who by their great Negletance and 
Carlessness of the Docters or their Nusses Whereby some 
have Taken the small pox from them and D}ed thereby in 
some places, Which said practise yet Continues therefore 
In order to surpress and hinder their proceedings in So 
Plentifully a manner it Was this Day Voted and agreed by 
the major part of the freeholders and Inhabitance of the 
said Town that if any Docter or person after this Day 
shall Inoculate in any publick place of this town or at any 
other place except as hereafter mentioned Between this 
Time and the first Tuesday in may Next, they may expect 
to be prosecuted and sued for a publick Nusence against 
the publick In the Kings name : only we do allow Docter 
Poter and Docter Wiggins which shall have but one house 
a piece to Inoculate In, and not keep their patience in their 
own house above five or six Days after they are Innocula- 
ted before they be removed to their houses where they are 
to abide in their sickness during the operation of the said 
Distemper of the small pox : and we do order and Deter- 
mine that Docter Potter to have and use his house at Cold 
Spring and no where Else : and we Do order and Direct 
Docter Wiggins to have Jonah Woods house at swcgo or 
some other Remote place and not in the Town Spott and 
it is also voted and agreed by the majority of the free- 
holders and Inhabitance that No person or persons shall 
freequent going in and out of such houses during the Infec- 
tion saving the Docter and Nursses and that such Nurses 
shall not go abroad from such houses or hospetles to In- 
danger the Inhabitance and we do hereby order that no 
person or persons shall be Innoculated In their own Dwell- 
ing house or houses and further that No other Docter from 
any other place shall Inoculate with the small pox in the 
Bounds of this Town ; and that those Two Docters afore 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 509 

said shall not suffer their patients to come out of their 
hospitles before they be well and sufficiently purged and 
thurouly cured and Clensed from the said small pox and 
past Danger of Infecting others. 

And it is further Voted and agreed unto by the said 
Freeholders and Inhabitance or major part there of that if 
either of the Docters afore Named should Presume and 
actually do Innoculate any person from any other Town 
or place than is above Limited that then such Docter 
shall forfit and pay the sum of Ten pounds unto the pres- 
edent of our Trustees for the use of the Town and to be 
recovered befor any Justice of the peace within the 
County. 

It is further Voted Concluded and agreed by the major 
vote of the said freeholders and Inhabitance of said Town 
that if any person or persons come forth from their houses 
of Infection or horspetles so soon as to give the Infection 
to any others ; as also if the Nurses should Like wise Do 
the same that in such case also if any other persons not 
having any absolute occasion to visit such sick that are in 
such houses they the said patients Nurses or such other 
persons Not having absolute occasion : to visit them shall 
for every such offence forfitt pay the sum of * * * * 
pounds to be reseved by the said presedent of our Trust- 
ees for the Time being before any Justice in this County 
for the use of the Town. 

Item, it was Voted and agreed by the Major part of the 
freeholders and Inhabitants of the said Town, that our 
Trustees for the Time being shall have full power and au- 
thority and by these presents We do fully and absolutly 
Impower and Abilitate our said Trustees to Presente In 
behalf and for the use of the Town all such persons who 
shall Transgress all or any of the rules orders Votes and 
Directions which we have given afore said and Dispose of 
the monies & forfitures for the use of the said Town hold- 



510 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ing and establishing whatsoever our said Trustees shall Do 
and perform concerning the premises above said. 
{lown Meetings, Vpl. l,p. 303.) 



[GRANT OF A DOCK.] 

[1771, May 6.] 

May the 6*'* 1771 it was Voated that John Brush should 
have Liberty to Build A Wherf or Dock Between the Mill 
and the shore sixty foot by the shore extending no further 
then the Channel! not Hindering the high way 

Nathanael Ketcham p. D. 
Recorded by me Solomon Ketcham. 
(Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 465.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1771, May 7.] 

At a Town Meeting held the Day above mentioned. 

Chosen Present for the Ensuing year Nathanael Ketcham. 

John Wood Mathew Bunce Justic Williams Timothy 
Conkling Henry Scudder Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer for y^ Ensuing year 
Solomon Ketcham. 

The same Day Chosen to take care of fires & also to 
Burn the Brushey Plains and no other Persons Collonell 
Conkling Jesse Conkling Elkanah Conkling abijah Ketcham 
John Buffet Tho^ wickes Robert Kellam & Joshua Ketcham. 

Chosen to take the New Esteemate Jeremiah wood 
Stephen Kelly, Town, Capt. Scudder Epenetus Bryan 
Crabmeadow Colonell Conkling half hollow hills & Dicks 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 5II 

hills Cornelius Hartt, Joshua wood west hills & Long 
swamp Thomas wickes for south. 

To Value their Estates was Chosen Nathaniel Ketcham 
Zophar Piatt Jun'. 

Chosen to take Care of Intested Estates Israel wood 
Jonas Williams Esq. 

May the 7**" 1771 Chosen Commissioners Israel wood 
Thomas Wickes Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Surveyors Israel wood, Solomon Ketcham Jonas 
Williams esq. Thomas wicks. 

The same day Chosen fence Viewers Stephen Kelly 
Jeremiah wood Israel Conkling Joshua Ketcham Isaac 
Smith Timothy Carll Jun"" Samuel skidmore augustine 
Bryan Josiah Rogers Jun"" Thomas Brush. 

Chosen Constable and CoUecter Nathaniel Harressen. 

Chosen overseers of the poor Nathaniel Williams Israel 
wood. 

Chosen assessors Israel wood Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Supervisor Colonell Piatt Conkling. 

Chosen overseers of highways John Buffet Robert 
Kellam Hezekiah Rogers Thomas Scudder Moses Rolph 
Jeremiah wood Jun"" Benjamin Conkling Nathanial Ketcham 
Jesse Brush Willmott Oakley eliphelet Stratton mclanc- 
thon Br^-an Simon fleet sen'' william NicoUs John Jarvis 
Zebulon smith Nathanael Buffet Jun"^ Henry Jarvis Peter 
Reuland, abel wood up sumpewams Thomas Kellam Isaac 
Burr. 

The same Day it was Voated that Nathaniel Williams 
and Thomas Brush should take care of the Parsonage 
money and of the Parsonage Land in the west neck and 
meadow on the Great East Neck and Nathanael williams 
to take Care of y*" Contrabution Money. 

The same day that above said it was Voted that no 
Person should cut any sedge or hay on the Island or salt 
Marsh on the Island in the south Bay Before the first Day 



512 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of September next on penalty of paying three shillings pr 
Load to be sued for & recovered Before any Justice of 
y® Peace in Suffolk County. 

1 77 1 May the 7'^ it was Voted that the Trustees should 
have full Power to make any Predential rules and orders 
in the Town Concerning the small pox or any other thing 
that shall be seen to be need full, this is Voted again for 
the Year 1772. 

The same day it was Voated that All the People in the 
Town that have sheep on the Commons should attend to 
search for and Drive the sheep into Yards the third Mon- 
day & Tuesday in October next and that the same act 
should be revived & stand good in every respect except 
what is hereafter altered the Persons appointed to bring 
them to Town. 

Eliphelet Jarvis for Jacob Piatt 
Jonah wood for Silas Carll 
Israel oakley for Robert Jarvis 

The same Day it was Voted that the Persons hereafter 
named should take care and oversee the Disorder Com- 
mited in the Meeting house the ensuing year viz. Thomas 
Weekes Amos Willits Jesse Brush James Nostran Tho' 
Brush Jun'' Henry Scudder. 

The same men to surpress Disorder in the meeting house 
for the year 1772. 

The same Day it was Voted that the hog act should be 
revived y® ensuing year. 

The Pasture on the Burying Hill hired to Solomon 
Ketcham to keep sheep to y'' first of September for 16: 
But Nath Willams took the Bargain of Him & was Chose 
to take the Care of the Burying hill money so that Solo- 
mon Ketcham never Took any of that money. • 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, pp. 307-9.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 513 

[DIVISION OF JOSIAH'S NECK. SOUTH.] 

[1 77 1. May 14.] 

These Lines May Certify that we the subscribers Have 
Divided the Neck at South called Josiases Neck Betrininof 
at a stake up by the Brushey Plains thence running South 
Sixteen Degrees west thirty two rods to a stake thence 
south four Degrees west about forty rods thence south 
fourteen Deg' west about forty rods thence South sixe 
Degrees west about forty rods thence south ward to a 
stake in the Cleard Lott about forty rods thence runing 
southwardly as the stakes stand untill it Comes to the head 
of the Lane Between us thence runing as the Lane Goes 
to the Countrey road that Crosses the Necks runing south- 
wardly as the fence stands to the salt meadow which 
Line from top to Bottom with the Assistance of Solomon 
Ketcham we have Established for a perpetual Line of 
Division Between us & our Heirs & assigns forever as 
Witness our hands this fourteenth Day of May 1771 which 
is agreeable to the former Agreement made bv Thomas 
powell & William Jarvis. 
Sealed & Delivered Joshua Ketcham [l. s.] 

In the Presence of Isaac Powell [l. s.] 

Zebulon Ketcham 
Solomon Ketcham 
{File No. 123.; 



[A DOCTOR'S BILL.] 

[1772, April 29.] 

Huntington April 29 1772 
The Town of Huntington Dr 

To Daniel Wiggins for Docttering 
the Town Poor. £. s. d. 



514 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Octob i6 1771 To visit & Dressing an Indian ) 
called and known by the name of Charles 2s. v 4 

17"' To V^ & Dressing 2s. ) 

18 To Opening Visit and Dressing of his | 

Leg 38. f 3 

19 To Visit & Dressing 2s. 20^'' To V & ( 
Dressing 2s. \ 4 

21 To Visit & Dressing 2s. 22"*^ To visit & I 
Dressing 2s. j 4 

23 To visit & D' 3s. To visit & Dressing 3s. 6 

25 To visit & Dressing 3s. 27 To V* & I ^ 

Dressing 3s. j 

30 To Visit & Dressing- 3s. 6d. 31 To V & ) ^, ^ 

Dress 3s.6d. [66 

Nov. 3 To Visit & Dressing and to the ) 
Tinctur of Myrh f 5 9 

6 To Visit & Dressing 3s. 9''' To V* & i ^ 

Dressing 3s. j 

10 To visit & Dressing 3s. 12"" To V* & ) ^ 

Dressing 3s. j 

14 To Visit & Dressing 3s. 17"' To V & ) ^ 

Dressing 3s. j 

To Tincture of Myrrh for an Injection 4 

To Ointments, and other Dressings & Plasters 3 6 



3 4 9 



Feb. 9. 1772 To Visits to Thomas Hill & a ) 
strengthening Plasture for his hip & blood V 4 

Litting j 

Daniel Wiggins 

Received of Mr Israel Wood the full of the above Ac- 
count. 

by Me Daniel Wiggins.* 

(File No. 169.) 

[* This is printed as a specimen of doctor's bills on file. 
There are numerous bills of this nature but they are omitted. 
— C. R..S.] 



Trustees. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 515 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1772, May 5.] 

At A Town Meeting held May the 5"' 1772 the follow- 
ing Persons Chosen Israel Wood Presedent. 
Jonas Williams Esq. 

Overseers John wood 

of the Timothy Carll Jun'' 

poor. Stephen Kelly 

Henry Scudder j 

Solomon Ketcham J 

Chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Constable and CoUecter Nathanael Haressen. 

To take Care of Intested Estates Israel wood Justice 
William. 

Chosen Commissioners Israel wood Solomon Ketcham 
Thomas Wickes. 

Surveyers Israel 'wood Solomon Ketcham Thomas 
Wickes Justice Williams. 

Assessors John Brush Joseph Lewis. 

To take Care of the parsonage Land & money and Con- 
tribution Money John Brush Joseph Lewis. 

Fence Vewers Thomas Brush Josiah Rogers Jun' 
Stephen Kellcy Jeremiah wood Israel Conkling Joshua 
Ketcham Isaac Smith Timothy Carll Jun' Samuel Scid- 
more Augustine Bryan 

Chosen supervisor Col. Conkling. 
The Same Day it was Voted that the Gates at Crab- 
meadow should be kept shut and at fresh pond. 

The same Day it was Voted that all People that have 
sheep on the Commons should attend to search & Drive 
the same into yard the third Monday & Tuesday in Octo- 
ber next & that the same act should stand good in every 
respect as was made the year Before Last and what sheep 
are not found then to be Drove in to Yards the next nn)n- 



5l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

day come two weeks & all such sheep to be Brought to 
town by the same men that Brought them Last year & 
sold by the same men. 

The hog act revived & to stand in force again this year. 

Chosen to take care of fires Col. Conkling Jesse Conkling 
Elkanah Conkling Abijah Ketcham John Buffet The' 
wickes John Buffet Joshua Ketcham Able wood. 

Overseers of the high ways. Thomas Brush Jun"" Piatt 
Veal Mathew Bunce Samuel Nostran John Hartt for San- 
tepague neck Israel Ketcham Solomon Ketcham for the 
west Neck Path Silas Newman for East of the half hollow 
hills Epenetus Smith Crabmeadow Austen Jarvis John 
Bryan Daniel Nostran for south selah Carll & Ezekial 
wickes to take Care of y*' country road to whitmans hollow 
Joel Smith & Timothy Smith for the Country road west- 
ward Jonas Rogers Arthur Dingee up sumpewams neck 
Jeremiah fleet ezekiel wickes stratton Bryan Isaac Dennis 
Peter Reuland samuel oakley. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 310.) 



[LEASE FOR THE FERRY TO SHOBAL SMITH.] 

[1772, May 8.] 

This Indenture made this eighth Day of May Anno- 
domini 1772. by and Between Israel wood President Jonas 
Williams Esq. John Wood, Stephen Kelley, Timothy 
Carll Jun'' Henry Sender & Solomon Ketcham Present 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County of 
the one part & Shobal Smith of the same place of the other 
part Witnesseth that the said Trustees above named for & 
in consideration of the Yearly rents Covenants & Condi- 
tions here in after exprest on the part & Behalf of the sd. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 517 

Shobal Smith his Ex" ad""" & assigns hath Demised 
Granted & to farm Letten & by these presents do Abso- 
lutely Demise Grant cS: to farm Lett unto the said Sliobal 
Smith & to his heirs cSl assigns the ferry from Huntington 
Harbour to Norwalk if he shall keep but one Boat, But if 
he shall keep two Boats one shall be stationed to go from 
sd. Huntington Harbour to Norwalk & the other ferry 
Boat to go from sd. Huntington Harbour to other j)laces 
he to have the whole previledge of said ferry for or untill 
the fifth Day of May next he or his Aeirs or assigns ren- 
dering & paying at or Before the expiration of the sd. 
term unto the sd. Trustees or their successors the sum of 
two pounds Currant Money of New York and he to have 
ferrage for a single man two shillings & for A man &. horse 
four shillings & sixe pence Currant money of New York 
and at the expiration of the sd. term to Desist from Carry- 
ing any more Passongers if required by the sd. Trustees 
and for the true performance of the said covenants cS: agree- 
ments each of the sd. parties have to these Presents Inter- 
changably set to their Hands & Seals the Day & year 
above written 

Memorandum that the said Shobal Smith is to Keep his 
Boat or Boats in Good repair & to Attend at all seasons 
when wind & weather will Permit. Written Before Seal- 
ing. 

Sealed & Delivered Timothy Carll [Seal.] 

In the presents of. Henry Scudder [Seal.] 

Nathanil Harrissen Solomom Ketcham [Seal.] 

Jeremiah Wood Israel Wood [Seal.] 

Jonas Williams [Seal.] 
John wood [Seal.] 

Stephen Kelcy [Seal.] 

Shubael Smith [Seal.] 

{File No. 93.) 



5l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[BINDING OUT AN APPRENTICE.] 

[1772, Sept. 7.] 
This Indenture made this seventh Day of September 
1772. Witnesseth that we Israel Wood Presedent John 
wood Timothy Carll Junr. Stephen Kellcy Henry Scudder 
& Solomon Ketcham Present Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington & Being- y** overseers of the Town for this 
Present Year Do by & with the Consent of Tho^ Jarvis & 
Jonas Williams Esq two of his Majesties Justices of the 
peace for the County of Suffolk do put & Bind Isaac 
Allebee the son of Jeremiah AUebee an Apprintice unto 
Isaac Johnson & his wife to serve them from the Day of 
y® Date Hereof for & During the term of four Years & a 
halfe or untill he shall arive unto the age of twenty one 
Years During all which time the said Apprintice or ser 
vant his sd Master «& mistress faithfully shall serve their 
secreets keep their lawfuU commands every where obey 
he shall do no Dammage to his sd. Master nor Mistress nor 
see it be Done without Giving notice thereof nor Absent 
him self from their service without their Leave & the sd. 
master & mistress shall procure & provide sufficient Meat 
Drink Lodging & washing & Cloathing fiting for such an 
apprintice or servant During the said term and to Learn 
him to read write & Arethmatick so as to keep a good 
Book & at the Expiration thereof to Give the sd. Apprin- 
tice two suits of cloathing one fit spare Days the other fit 
to Labour in & one New Bible & for the true performance 
of the sd. Articles & Agreements each of the sd. parties 
have to these Presents Interchangably set to their hands & 
seals the day & year above written. 

sealed & Delivered Israel Wood P. D. [Seal.] 

In presence of John Wood [Seal.] 

Thomas Conkling Jr. Stephen Kellcy [Seal.] 

Philip Ketcham Henry Scudder [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham [Seal.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 519 

And we the said Thomas Jarvis and Jonas. WiUiams 
Esqrs, do Consent & agree to the Binding out of the sd. 
Isaac Allebee an Apprintice unto the sd. Isaac Johnson & 
his wife and their heirs & assigns as witness our hands &. 
seals the Day and Date within written. 

Tho" Jarvis [Seal.] 
{File No. 162.) 



[1772, Oct. 8.] 

Advertisement. 
Whereas it was Voted Last Town meeting Day that 
the sheep should be taken up the third Monday & Tues- 
day in October which is the 19"' & 20"' Days of this Instant 
these are therefore to warn all Persons that have any sheep 
out to attend on said Days & Drive y* same into such 
Yards & Places as shall be most Convenient. The persons 
Appointed to Bring the strays to town are 
Jonas Wood Israel Oakley 

Piatt Carll Jeremiah Brush 

Stephen Higbee Jonathan Smith 

Eliphelet Jarvis Phihp Smith 

Timothy Scudder Jun"" Capt. Elkanah Conkling 

Isaac Ketcham Sen"" James oakley Jun' 

Huntington October the 8^^ 1772. 

written by order of the Trustees by me 

Solomon Ketcham Clerk. 
{File No. 124.) 



[GIFT TO THE CHURCH BY MARY SAMMIS.J 

[1772, Dec. 18.] 
Be It Remembered that on the 18 of December 1772 



520 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Departed this life Mrs. Mary Sammis and Willd and Be- 
queath the sum of Ten Pounds Currant Money to be put 
out at Intrest and Remain without Limitation of Time 
and the Whole of the Intrest to be paid Yearly and every 
year towards the suport of the Gospel in the Prisbeter- 
ing Congregation of this townd of which she was a 
Member. 
Witness 

Gilbert Potter Executor 
Solomon Ketcham Clerk 
{Deed^, Vol. Ill, p. 433.; 



[1773, May 3.] 

William Dennise's Accounts 

Dr. To Do° Daniel Wiggins £ s. d. 

Aug. 8, To visit 2^ 6'^ & Rhu. Carl 



16' 



1772. & flower sulphor 2^ 6'^ 
Aug. 9, Late Johnson To visits & Rhu. Carl ) 
1772 2 Doses 3^ Laud. Lig. ) 1 4 

To Visit & Rhu. Carl 2' 6^ To V' 6'' ) 

9' 14 9 



089 



o 13 9 
Daniel Wiggins 



To Town of Huntington Dr. 

May 3, 1773 



Huntington May 3'' 1773 
Reed, for Doc. Wiggins the sum of 0139 

By Stephen Kelcy 
{File No. 168.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. §21 

[TOWN MEETINGS. THE NEW PARSONAGE.] 

[1773, xMay4-] 

A Town Meeting- Held May the 4"" 1773. 

The following Persons Chosen Israel Wood Presedent, 
Jonas Williams esq. John wood Timothy Carll Jun'' Stephen 
Kellcy Henry Scudder Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen Constable and Collector Nathanael Ilarrcsson. 

Chosen Constable Joseph Ketcham and Joseph whitman 
at Soit'ih. 

Chosen to take Care of Intested estates Israel wood Jus. 
tice Williams. 

Chosen Commissioners Justic Williams Thomas Wickes 
Solomon Ketcham. 

Surveyers Israel wood Solomon Ketcham Thomas 
wickes Justice Williams. 

Assessors Joseph Lewis Solomon Ketcham. 

Supervisor Col Conkling. 

Overseers of the poor Jonas Williams Esq. Israel Wood. 

To take care of the fires Col. Conkling Jesse Conkling 
Capt Elkanah Conkling Abijah Ketcham John Buffet 
Thomas Wickes Joshua Ketcham Able Wood. 

Fence Vewers. Jonathan scudder Philip Conkling Tho* 
Brush Josiah Rogers Israel Conkling Joshua Ketcham 
Isaac Smith sen*^ Timothy Carll Jun'' Samuel skidmore Au- 
gustine Bryan James oakley Jun"" Jacobus Nostran wever. 

The same Day it was Voted that the hog act should be 
revived for the ensuing year. 

The sheep act revived in every respect as was made in 
y^ year 1770 & the same men to Drive to town as Did Last 
year except at the half hollows the sheep to be Brought to 
Zechariah Rogers yard and he and James oakley Jun' to 
Bring them to Town. 



522 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

It was Voted that there should be A New pound made 
at Col. Conkling for hogs & Col. to take care of the pound 
this year. 

Overseers Richard Conkling west Neck Eliphelet strat- 
ton Jonathan Jarvis Samuel Nostran Abijah Ketcham south 
road Tho' Skidmore Stephen Gildersleeve Stephen Kellcy 
Abraham Jarvis Ju"" Cove Silas Money Joseph whitman 
Isaac Burr selah Carll & Ezekiel Wickes to take Care of 
the Country road to whitmans hollow Robert Jarvis Philip 
smith of the Country roads westward. Alexander Rogers 
Capt. Dingee up Sumpwams Able wood Dingee's room 
Joshua Bunce Benjamin Dennis Zophar Rogers Peter Reu- 
land Eliphelet Chichester Lemuel Bryan Capt. Carll 
Stephen Ketcham & Selah Carll Isaac Skidmore. 

Henry Jarvis to take care of the cord wood path to y® 
widow Br^-ans & to oblige any Person to work on y* road 
that use it whom so ever he is called to begin at y® cord 
wood path. 

The same Day it was Voted that the Trustees should 
have full power to make any act to Prohibet any stranger 
or furrener from hunting in the Township of huntington 
the ensuing year. 

The same Day it was Voted that Crab meadow should 
have thirty pounds towards paying their charge. 

May the 4 : 1773 it was Voted that the Land in the west 
Neck called the Personage Land and all the Town meadow 
on the Great East Neck should be sold by the Trustees 
and the money to be applyed towards Buying a New Par- 
sonage House and Lott in or near Town for the use of the 
Presbyterian church and Congregation to Lye forever for 
that use as Long as the Town endures & if no sutable place 
present at Present the money to be Hired out for that Pur- 
pose it was Voted that the Gates at Crabmeadow & fresh 
pond should be kept shut the ensuing year. 

The same Day the pound was Hired out to John Suy- 
dam for 8s : 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 523 

May the 4: 1773 it was Voted at a General town meet, 
ing that the Trustees should sell and Dispose of all that 
tract of Land in Huntington west neck called the Person- 
age Land and all the Town Meadow Lying on the great 
east Neck and that the money arising from the sale there- 
of should be Apply ed towards Purchaseing a New Person- 
age or House and Lott in the Town spot of Huntington for 
the use of y"" first Presbyterian Church and Congregation 
in said Town and that the said Parsonage when Bought 
should Ly forever for that Purpose and it was further 
Voted that what money should be wanting after the sale 
above mentioned should be made up By the Presbyterian 
society according to the estimate of their estates in the said 
Town and that if no sutable Place Present when part or all 
the money be collected for that purpose tliat all such sum 
or sums of money shall be Hired out untill a sutable Place 
Present and it was further Voted that if any Person or Per- 
sons after they have paid their part or share of said money 
or are Interested in the said Personage should remove 
away from said Town or turn to anv other Perswasion or 
society that all such Persons should Loose or be Divested 
of their Literest in said Personage.* 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 312.; 



[THE STONY HARBOR (CENTREPORT) MILL.] 

[1774, Jan. 14.] 

This Indenture made this fourteenth Day of January in 

[*This was the beginning of the movement by which the 
lands known as the "parsonage lands" at West Neck, and other 
lands held by the Presbyterian Church, were sold and the pro- 
ceeds expended in procuring a new parsonage. The location 
chosen was near the west side of the old burying hill in Hun- 
tington village and the church contmues to own it. with the 
exception of a part, which has been sold. — C. R. S.] 



524 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the year ot our Lord Christ one thousand seven Hundred 
and seventy four by and Between Israel Wood Presedent 
John Wood >onas Wilhams Esq. Capt Timothy Carll 
Henry Scudder Stephen Kellcy and Solomon Ketcham 
Present Trustees for time Being of the Town of Huntington 
in Suffolk County on Nassaw Island Duly elected and 
chosen for this Present year by the freeholders and Com- 
monality of the said Town of the one part & Silvanus 
Townsend of oyster bay in Queens County on the Island 
afore said of the other Part Witnesseth that whereas Ben- 
jamin fletcher esq. General & Governer in chief of the 
Province of New York & territories thereon Depending in 
america &c by his certain Pattent under his hand Bearing 
Date the fifth Day of October in the year of our Lord one 
thousand six Hundred and Ninety four did Give & Grant 
unto the freeholders and Commonality of the town of Hun- 
tington and their heirs & succssors the Priviledge of a 
Body Corperate & Politque and of Chusing electing and 
Appointing seven trustees yearly and every year forever 
to mannage the Publick affairs of the freeholders and com- 
monality of the town afore said and withall giving unto 
the said Trustees full power & authority to give grant re- 
lease alien assign and Dispose of Lands tenements &hered- 
itiments and all & every other thing act and acts to Do and 
execute by the Name of the Trustees of the free holders & 
commonality of the said Town of Huntington as may more 
fully & Plainly appear by the afore recited Pattent Now 
know y^ that this Indenture further that we the said Israel 
wood John wood Jonas Williams Timothy carll Henry 
Scudder Stephen Kellcy and Solomon Ketcham Trustees 
for the time Being for & in consideration of the Priviledges 
and Immunities Hereafter expresst and Mentioned in Be- 
half of the freeholders & commonalitv of the town af(jre 
said to be granted unto them and us by the said Silvanus 
Townsend his heirs and successors us also mentioned in A 



HUNTINGTON TO\X'N RECORUS. 525 

certain Bond Bearing even Date with tliese Presents from 
under the hand and seal ot the said Silvanus Townsend we 
the said Trustees have given granted conveyed and con- 
firmed and by these Presents for our selves our Heirs suc- 
cessors and the free holders Inhabitants & commonalitv of 
the said town do Give Grant release convey assure enfeefl 
and confirm unto him the said Silvanus Townsend his 
Heirs & assigns forever the rights Liberties and Previ- 
ledges Hereafter mentioned to Wit of Building Making 
and runing of A Dam to Dam the water to Begin at or 
Near about the North or Northeast Point of the Land that 
the said Silvanus Townsend Bought of Philip Udale Near 
the House of Hezekiah wickes and from thence to run North 
about seventy two Degrees east our to the point called 
Jacob Platts Point of upland where the said Townsend 
hath concluded to Build the said Dam and to Raise the 
said Dam as high as he the said Townsend shall judge most 
convenient and full & free Liberty to erector Build A Mill 
or Mills on the said Dam or Below the same at the Most 
Propper Place at the election of the said Silvanus Town- 
send or his heirs or successors With free Liberty to Dam 
and Confine the water above the mill Dam and to Improve 
the same the said Dam to run A cross the Harbour called 
Stoney Brook Harbour at the Place above mentioned To 
Have & To Hold all the above granted and Bargained 
Premises with the Appurtenances unto him the said silvanus 
Townsend his Heirs successors and assigns forever to his 
and their own Propper use Benefit and Behoof from hence 
forth and forever and we the said Trustees of the freehold- 
ers and commonality of the said Town do Covenant grant 
and agree to and with the said Silvanus Townsend his 
heirs ex'" successors and assigns that it shall and may be 
LawfuU for him the said Silvanus Townsend his Heirs suc- 
cessors and assigns to have hold use and Improve all the 
above granted Previledges and all the Mills erections 



526 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Buildings and Improvements that he or his Heirs or 
assigns or successors may Hereafter Make Improve or 
erect on the Priveledges above granted with out the Lett 
Hinderance or Molestation of us the Trustees or our suc- 
cessors and the freeholders and Commonality of the Town 
afore said and this Indenture further Witnesseth that I the 
said Silvanus Townsend for & in consideration of the above 
granted Previledges for my self my heirs successors & 
assigns Do Article covenant stipulate and agree to and 
with the said Trustees for the time Being and their suc- 
cessors that I the said Silvanus Townsend my heirs suc- 
cessors and assigns will erect and Build A good Grist Mill 
or Mills on the said Dam above Mentioned or Below the 
same and also make A good sufficient Dam or cross way 
Eastward of the old Mill that was Philip Udales over 
Across the Harbour to the upland to be eighteen foot wide 
at the top all the way for ox carts and team to pass and re- 
pass at all times of tide and to maintain it good forever 
and to Leave and make A good Publick highway three 
rods wide from the Bank all the way Down to the Landing 
Below the Grist mill that he is to Build and that it shall be 
A Publick high way forever and at or near the said Land- 
ing to leave A piece of Land sufficient to Lay all the cord 
wood that shall ever be Brought there and also to make A 
good cross way over the Little cove Near the said Land- 
ing sufficient for an ox cart & team to Pass and repass at 
all times Whatsoever and also Build A good mill as above 
said and allways keep A good Miller and Grind all the Grain 
that the Country People shall Bring and Grind it well and 
if one Mill cannot Do it that I will Grind wheat in my 
other mill and that I will Not Hinder any Person whatso- 
ever from fishing oystering claming or Guning any where 
in the mill pond nor Hinder any Person whatsoever from 
passing and repassing a Long on the Dam in case they Do 
me No Dammage Dessignedly and I the said Silvanus 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 527 

Townsend do further covenant Grant and agree to and 
with the said Trustees their Heirs successors and assigns 
that I and my heirs successors Will Alhvays Grind all the 
Grain that shall be Brought taking only the one tenth Part 
for the tole for Grinding corn and rie and all the wheat for 
one twelveth part to me the said silvanus Townsend my 
heirs successors and assigns forever that is all the Grain 
that the Country People shall Bring and further it is Here- 
by Covenanted and Agreed unto by the said Trustees in 
Behalf of them selves their successors the free h(;ldcrs and 
Inhabitants of the said Town on the one part and the said 
Silvanus Townsend on the other part that in case it should 
so Happen that the said Silvanus Townsend should not Go 
on to Build A mill or mills at the Place afore Mentioned and 
should at any time Hereafter fail he or his heirs succecsors 
or assigns of Keeping a good Mill or Mills as above said in 
good order and A good miller and should fail Neglect or 
refuse to Grind all the Grain of the Countrv People as 
afore said that then in that case this Present Grant* shall be 
Absolutely Null Void and of None effect and all the Prive- 
ledges afore mentioned shall revert to the said Trustees 

[*This was an important grant by the Trustees and it was 
under it that the large grist mill, at the landing in Centreport 
Harbor, was built and operated. The grant contains many im- 
portant conditions or covenants, some of which would seem to 
run with the land and if so, a violation thereof would nullify 
the grant and cause it to revert to the town again. It is not 
clear that the grant carried title in fee simple to the soil under 
the extensive mill pond, and in any event the rights of the peo- 
ple of the town to fishing, shell fishing gunning, etc., on the 
premises were reserved. This was the principal mill in the 
town for a long number of years. At this period the yield of 
grain in the vicinity was undoubtedly large, and in addition to 
this home work, large quantities of grain were brought to this 
mill in vessels from New York city and other seaports, and 
ground into flour and shipped again to a market — both home 
and foreign. Long Island farmers then had little of that com- 
petition with Western produce which has since revolutionized 
farm industry here. — C. R. S.] 



528 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and their successors and to the free holders and Inhabi- 
tants of the said Town of Huntington again as Heretofore 
In Witness whereof the said Trustees afore Named of the 
one part and the said Silvanus Townsend of the other part 
have set to our Hand and fixed our scales the Day and 
yeare above written. 

Signed sealed & Israel Wood P. D. [Seal. 

Delivered In the John Wood [Seal. 

Presence of Jonas Williams [Seal. 

Nath' Williams Timothy CarllJuu'' [Seal. 

Benjamin Titus Henry Scudder [Seal.] 

Stephen Kelcy [Seal.] 

Solomon Ketcham [Seal. 
Silvanus Townsend [Seal.] 
Recorded by me 

Solomon Ketcham Clerk. 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, pp. 494-5-6.) 



[BOND OF SYLVANUS TOWNSEND.] 

[1774, Jan. 14.] 

Know all men by these Presents that I Silvanus Town- 
send of oysterbay in Queens County on Nassau Island in 
the Province of New York miller am hold & firmly Bound 
unto Israel Wood President John wood Jonas Williams 
esq. Capt Timothy Carll Henry Scudder Stephen Kellcy 
and Solomon Ketcham Present Trustees of the freeholders 
& Commonality of the Town of Huntington in Suffolk 
County on the Island & in the province afore said and to 
their successors in the just and full sum of one Thousand 
pounds of currant Lawfull money of New York to be paid 
to the said Trustees or their successors to the which Pay- 
ment well and truly to be made and Done I Bind my self 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 529 

my heirs executors & administrators firmly by these Pres- 
ents sealed with my seal and Dated this fourteenth Day of 
January Anno domini 1774. 

The Condition of this Obligation is such that whereas 
the said Silvanus Townsend having obtained A Grant from 
the Trustees above Named Bearing even Date with these 
Presents for to Build A New Grist Mill Near the House 
of Hezekiah Wickes at Cowharbour there fore 1 the said 
Silvanus Townsend do Hereby bind ni}^ self my heirs and 
assignes in the forfiture of the sum above mentioned that I 
will make A good sufficient Dam or Crossway east ward 
of the old mill that was Philip Udals over A Cross to the 
upland to be eighteen foot wide at the top all the way for 
ox carts and teams to pass and repass at all times of tide 
and to maintain it good forever and to Leave and make a 
good Publick highway three rods wide from the Bank all 
the way Down to the Landing below the grist mill that he 
is to Build and that it shall be a Publick highwav forever 
and at or near the said Landing to Leave A Piece of Land 
Sufficient to Lay all the Cord wood that shall ever be 
Brought there and also to make A Good Cross way over 
the Little Cove near the said Landing sufficent for an ox 
cart & team to pass & repass at all times whatsoever and 
also to Build A Good Grist mill and keep A Good miller 
and Grind all the Grain that the country People shall 
Bring and grind it well and if one mill cannot Do it to 
grind the wheat in the other mill also he shall not Hinder 
any Person whatsoever from fishing oystering clamming 
and gunning any Where in the mill Pond nor hinder any 
Person whatsoever from passing & repassing A Long on 
the Dam in Case they do him no Dammage Designedly 
and shall grind all the grain (he cS: his heirs successors & 
assigns) that shall ever be Brought to the said Mill or 
Mills by the said Country People taking the one tenth 
Part for the tole for grinding corn c^ rie tV all the Wheat 



530 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for one twelfth Part therefore if the said Silvanus Town- 
send or his heirs successors or assigns shall well and 
truly Comply with this above written obligation in every 
respect and shall also fuUfill every article above men- 
tioned according to the true Intent & Meaning there of 
then this above written obligation to be Absolutly void & 
of None effect otherwise to stand and remain in full force 
Virtue & power in the Law. 

Memorandum that the words (corn & rie and all the 
wheat for one twelveth part) Interlined Between the 
eighth and Ninth Lines from the Bottom was written Be- 
fore the Ensealing. 

Sealed & Delivered Selvenus Townsend [l. s.] 

In the presence of 
Nath" Williams 
Benjamine Titus 

{Mle No. 122 and Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 497.) 



[1774, May 2.] ' ' 

Overseers of the Poor D' to " 

Gilbert Potter £ sX^ffi 

For Takeing the Care of Moll Williams with ) ^''^ ''^■ 

Three children through the Small Pox f 7 10 o 

To Medicines for M'"* Foster Deceased 3 6 

Contra, by Sundrys bought at the ) 

Deceased Vandue ) 104 

Huntington May 2, 1774 
to Gilbert Potter 
To Sundry administred to Timothy Bennitt 12 6 

860 
I o 4 

7 5 8 



huntin(;ton town records. 531 

Received the full of the contents of the within Acccnint. 
Huntington May 2, 1774. 

Gilbert Potter* 
{File No. 167.) 



[TOWN MEETING. THE PARSONAGE MONEY.] 

[1774, May 3.] 

May the 3: 1774 it was Voted that Col. Conkling John 
Wood Jesse Brush Thomas Wickes and Stephen Kelley 
should take care of the Parsonage Money untill it be prop- 
perly Laid out or Disposed of. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 318. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1774, May 4.] 

May the 4"" 1774 at a General Town Meeting held this 
Day the following Persons Chosen Israel Wood Presedent 
John Wood Jonas Williams esq. Henry Scudder Stephen 
Kelly Capt Timothy Carll Solomon Ketcham Trustees. 

Town Clerk and Treasurer Solomon Ketcham, 

Constable and CoUecter chosen Nathanael Harressen 
and Nath. Williams to be his security. 

Chosen to take care of Intested Estates Israel Wood 
Justice Williams. 

Chosen Commissioners Thomas Wickes Stephen Kelley 
Solomon Ketcham. 

Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Israel wood Stephen 
Kelley Solomon Ketcham. 

[*This is only printed as a specimen out of many similiar 
papers. — C. R. S.] 



532 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Chosen assessors Stephen Kelley Solomon Ketcham. 

Chosen supervisor Col. Conkling. 

Chosen overseers of the Poor Nathanael Williams 
Zophar Piatt Jun'. 

To take fires Col Conkling Jesse Conkling Capt Elkanah 
Conkling Abijah Ketcham Tho' Wickes John Buffet Joshua 
Ketcham Zebulon Ketcham Able wood Joshua Brush. 

It was Voted that the hog act should be revived. 

Fence Vewers Jonathan Scudder Philip Conkling Tho^ 
Brush Josiah Rogers Israel Conkling Silas money Isaac 
Smith Sen"" Timothy Carll Jun"" Augustine Bryan Samuel 
Skidmore James oakley Jun' Jacobus Nostran Weaver. 

The same Day it was Voted that if any Person cut any 
Hay on the Islands or grass Before the first Day of Sep- 
tember Next he or they shall pay eight shillings for every 
ox Load that is within Huntington pattens to be recovered 
Before any Justice of y^ peace within Suffolk County. 

It was allso Voted that the Trustees should Lease out 
the Bay to Nath Ketchams 5'. 

& every Person that turns out any ram this summer 
shall pay eight shillings for each offence to be recovered 
in the same Manner. 

The sheep act revived in every Respect as Last Year 
and the same men to sell the said sheep &c. 

The same day it was voted that the Gates at Crab- 
meadow & fresh pond should be shutt upas Before for the 
ensuing year. 

The same Day it was Voted that all the Lost goods that 
are found on the South road (except near town) shall be 
Brought to the house of Abijah Ketcham & those near 
Town to be Brought to Nath" Williams and Joseph Lewis 
store and those near the hill should be brought to platt 
Carlls. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 316.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 533 

[THE PARSONAGE.] 

[1774. May 9.] 

Know all Men by these Presents that we Col Piatt Conk- 
ling John wood Jesse Brush Thomas Wickes and Stephen 
Kellcy all of Huntington in Suffolk County have received 
of Israel Wood Presedent Jonas Williams Esq Capt Timo- 
thy Carll Henry Scudder and Solomon Ketcham the 
remaining five Trustees of the freeholders «S: Commonality 
of the sd Town the sum of three Hundred and five pounds, 
Sixteen Shillings and seven Pence half peny in Cash & 
Bond Being all the money that was raised for all the Town 
or Parsonage Land & meadow that was sold on the 24"' 
day of may 1773 and whereas it was ^'oted on the 4th day 
of may 1773 that all that sd money should be Apply cd to 
Bu}' a New Parsonage in or near the tcjwn Si)ot for the 
use of the first Prisbiteral Church & Congregation in Him- 
tington as may Appear by the record theretjf or Kept at 
Interest untill a good oppertunity did Present for that Pur- 
pose & whereas it was Voted again on the 3'' day of may 
1774 that the five Persons first above Named Should take 
the Care & Charge of the said money and Apply it to the 
Purpose mentioned in the said former Vote therefore we 
the said Persons first above Named do Bind our Selves & 
our heirs &. assignes that we will apply the said money ac- 
cording to the true Intent & meaning of the Sd former 
vote Either by Applying the same towards Purchasing a 
New Parsonage or Keeping the Same at Interest untill a 
propper oppertunity Present for that Purpose as Witness 
our Hands and seals this 9th Day of May 1774 

Sealed & Delivered Platt Conklin [Seal.] 

In the Presence of John wood [Seal.] 

Ananias Carll Jp:sse Brush [Seal.] 

Joseph Lewis Thos Wickes [Seal.] 

Stephen Kelcy [Seal.] 
{File No. 141.) 



534 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[BOUND OUT AS A SERVANT.] 
[1774, June 13.] 

This Indenture made this thirteenth Day of June Anno- 
domini 1774. 

Witnesseth that we Nathanael Williams and Zophar 
platt Jun"" Both of Huntington in Suffolk County Being 
the overseer of the poor of the said Town for this Present 
Year Do By & with the consent of William Smith and 
John sloss Hobert esquires two of his Majesties Justices of 
the Peace for sd. County Do Put and Bind Mary Reuland 
the Daughter of Jacob Reuland Being A poor child of the 
said Town A Servant or Apprintice to Abreham Snedde- 
ker and his wife to serve them untill she shall arrive to the 
age of eighteen years old During all which time the said 
mary reuland her said Master & Mistress faithfully shall 
serve and their Lawfull Commands at all times obey she 
shall Do no Dammage to her said master & mistress nor 
absent herself Day nor night from their service without 
their Leave and the said master and mistress shall Procure 
& Provide sufficient meat Drink Lodging washing and 
mending and Cloathing the said Mary Reuland During the 
said term. 

sealed «& Delivered Nathl Williams [Seal.] 

In the presence of Zophar Platt [Seal.] 

Stephen Kelcy 
Solomon Ketcham 

And we the sd. William Smith and John sloss Hobert 
esquires do consent and agree to the Binding out of the 
said Mary Reuland an Apprintice unto the said Abraham 
Snedeker and his wife & their heirs & assignes as Witness 
our hands and seals the Day & Date above written 

Wm Smith [Seal.] 

Jno Sloss Hobart [Seal.] 
{Mle No. Ib9.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 535 

[HUNTINGTON'S DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.] 

[1774, June 21.] 

i^* That every freemans property is absolutely his own, 
and no man has a right to take it from him without his 
consent, expressed either by himself or his representatives. 

2"*^ That therefore all taxes and duties imposed on His 
Majesties subjects in the American colonics by the author- 
ity of Parliment are wholly unconstitutional and a plain 
violation of the most essential rights of British subjects. 

3*^ That the act of Parliament lately passed for shutting 
up the port of Boston, or any other means or device under 
color of law, to compel them or any other of His Majestys 
American subjects to submit to Parliamentary taxation are 
subversive of their just and constitutional liberty. 

4*** That we are of opinion that our brethren of Boston 
are now suffering in the common cause of British America. 

5*'' That therefore it is the indispensable duty of all 
colonies to unite in some effectual measures for the repeal 
of said act and every other act of Parliament whereby they 
are taxed for raising a revenue. 

6"' That it is the opinion of this meeting that the most 
effectual means for obtaining a speedy repeal of said acts 
will be to break off all commercial intercourse with Great 
Britain, Ireland and the English West India colonies, 

7*^ And we hereby declare ourselves ready to enter into 
these or such other measures as shall be agreed uinm by a 
general congress of all the colonies : and we recommend 
to the general congress to take such measures as shall be 
most effectati to prevent such goods as are at present in 
America from being raised to an extravagant price. 

And lastly we appoint Colonel Piatt Conkling, John 
SIoss Hobart Esq. and Thomas Wickes a committee for 
this town, to act in conjunction with the committees of 
the other towns in the county, as a general committee for 



•536 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the county, to correspond with the committee of New 
York. 

Israel Wood, President. 
{File No. 170.) 



[WILL OF ELIZABETH SMITH.] 

[1774, July 29.] 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Elisabeth Smith 
of Huntington in Suffolk County this twenty Ninth Day 
of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hun- 
dred & seventy four Being sick and weak in Body But of 
Perfect mind & memory and calling to mind the mortality 
of my Body & well Knowing that I must shortly yield unto 
Death, Do there fore make & ordain this Present Writing 
to contain my Last will & testament in the following Man- 
ner and form Imprimis. I will and order my executors 
Hereafter Named to Pay and Discharge all my just Debts 
and funeral Charges Item I give and Bequeath unto my 
two sisters Jerusha Hawxhursts and Mary oaks all the re- 
mainder of my estate such as Bed Beding & furniture and 
all my cloathing and Money and all other things Whatso- 
ever to be equally Divided Between them all which I give 
to them and their heirs and assigns forever excepting three 
shillings which I give to my Brother James Smith and I 
Do Hereby constitute ordain & Apoint my good friend 
Israel Ketcham & Solomon Ketcham to be my executors 
of this my Last will &. testament Giving and granting unto 
them or either of them full power & authority to execute 
this my Last will and testament & to be reasonably re- 
warded for all their Trouble and I Do Hereby utterly 
revoke all former wills ratifying & confirming this & no 
other to be my Last will & testament the Day & year above 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 537 

written Signed sealed Published Pronounced and Declared 
by the said elisabeth Smith as her Last will and testament 
in the Presence of the subscribers who signed as witnesses. 
James Voorhest ^"' 

Samuel Snedecor Elisabeth x Smith [Seal.J 
John Snedecor '""'' 

{File No. 119.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1775, May 2.] 

May the 2. 1775 at a General Town Meeting it was 
Voted that there should be eighty men chosen to Exercise 
and be ready to March.* 

[Toivji Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 318.; 

May the 2 : 1775 at A General Town Meeting held this 
Day the Following Persons Chosen Israel Wood Prese- 
dent Samuel onkley Capt Timoth)' Carll Stephen Kellcy 
Solomon Ketcham Gilbert fleet Timothy Conkling Trust- 
ees. 

Solomon Ketcham Chosen Town Clerk & Jreasurer. 

Ezekiel Conkling Chosen Constable & CoUecter. 

John Brush to be seucrity. 

[*We are now on the threshold of the War of the Revolution 
and these are the first words that appear in the records as sig- 
naling its approach. The people had become strong in num- 
bers, wealth, and resources, and from the beginning of the con- 
troversy with the mother country the most of them had sided 
strongly with the rising party, which advocated home rule and 
resistance to British tyranny. To get "ready to march" in the 
holy cause of defending human rights was the watchword of 
the hour. How little they comprehended the results of the ap- 
proaching conflict ! the speedy capture of Long Island ; the 
subjugation and enslavement of its people for seven years ; the 
final victory, Independence and the birth of a new nation. — C. 
R. S.] 



538 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

To take care of Intested estates Israel wood James Wil- 
liams. 

Commissioners Chosen Tho. wickes esq. Stephen Kellcv 
Solomon Ketcham. 

Surveyors Capt Timothy Carll Israel wood Stephen 
Kellcy Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Solomon Ketcham Stephen Kelley. 

Supervisor Col. Piatt Conkling. 

Chosen to take care of the poor John Brush Timothy 
Conkling. 

To take care*of fires Col. Conkling Jesse Conkling Nath" 
oakley Capt. Elkenah Conkling abijah Ketcham Tho* 
Wickes John Buffett Joshua Ketcham Zebulon Ketcham 
able wood George Norton Willmoth oakley Jacob Noaks. 

The same Day it was Voted that the hog act shall be 
revived. 

The same Day it was Voted that the Marsh Below Pleas 
Land Joyning to Brush mill pond & all in the East Neck 
and what the Trustees think Propper at horse Neck shall 
be sold Voted by those that have rights in the old pur- 
chase to be Applyed towards paying for the Parsonage & 
those that are of other Profession to have their Part of the 
money according to their rights in sd. Purchase. 

Chosen fence Viewers Jeremiah wood Jonathan scudder 
Thomas Brush Josiah Rogers Israel Conkling Silas Money 
Isaac Smith sen"" Capt. Timothy Carll Augustine Bryan 
Samuel Skidmore James oakley Jun"" Jacobus Nostran, 
weaver. 

It was Voted that the Trustees should hire out the ferry 
from Huntington t(j Nor walk as they see fit. 

It was Voted that the Gates at Crabmeadow and fresh 
pond should be kept shut the ensuing )'ear. 

The same Day it was Voted that the sheep act should 
be revived as Before & the same Persons to sell them the 
first Driving to be the second Monday & Tuesday in 



huntin(;t()n town ki:(()KI)s. 539 

October the second Driving tiie second Monday & tuesday 
in November cS: the strays to be Brought to town the 
Wednesday in each week following & to be sold at 2 o'clock 
the same Days. 

The same Day it was Voted that there shall be a pound 
at Col. Conklings. 

Overseers of highways Henry Titus Eliphelet stratton 
Jonathan Jarvis Sam" Nostran Abijah Ketcham Tho. skid- 
more Stephen Gildersleeve thos. Scudder Jr. Abraham 
Jarvis Jun' Silas Money south Joseph Whitman south 
Ezekiel Wickes Isaac Burr Robert Jarvis Alexander Rog- 
ers Capt. Dingee abel wood up sumpwams Joshua Bunce 
Zophar Rogers Peter Ruland Joseph white Capt. Carll 
Selah Carll Lemuel Bryan Isaac skidmore solomon Ketch- 
am Henry Jarvis Stephen Higbee. 

Tho' Kellam one to bring stray sheep to town. 

Capt Veal in room of Eliphelet Jarvis. 
{Town Mcrt'iiKix, V()}.\,p 823.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO JONATHAN SCUDDER.] 

[1775, May 24.] 

To all Peopel to whom these Presents shall come know 
y^ that we Israel Wood President Cai)t. Timothv Carll 
Samuel oaklcy Stephen Kellcy Solomon Ketcham Gilbert 
fleet and Timothy Conkling Present Trustees of the free 
holders of the Town of Huntington in Suffolk Coimty in 
the Province of New York of the one jiart tS: Jonathan 
Scudder of the same place of tlic otluT Part Witnesseth 
that Whereas Benjamin fletcher formerly Governcr in iS: 
over the Province of New Vork tS: by his certain Pattent 
Bearing Date the fifth Day of October 1694 Did Give and 
grant unto the first Trustees of the said town full power & 



540 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

authority to give grant release alien assigne & Dispose of 
Lands tenements &c : as by sd. Pattent may Appear Now 
Know y® that we the said Trustees for & in consideration 
of the sum of sixteen shillings current money of New 
York to us in hand paid by the said Jonathan Scudder the 
recept where of we do acknowledge & our selves there 
with to be fully satesfied & contented & thereof & every 
part thereof Do Exonerate acquit & fully Discharge him 
the said Jonathan Scudder His hears Ex" and adm^ for- 
ever by these Presents hath Given Granted Bargained 
sold conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do fully 
freely and absolutely give grant Bargain sell Convey and 
confirm unto him the said Jonathan Scudder his heirs & 
assigns forever all that of one Piece of thatch or salt 
Marsh that Lyeth Joyning and westward of the Land of 
the said Jonathan Scudder and Bounded southerly so far 
as Jonathan's Land Goethand westwardly by the Channell 
and Northerly by the thatch or salt marsh which we sold 
to Thomas Scudder so far as the said Jonathan Scudder 
his Land Goeth and Bounded easterly by the Land of the 
said Jonathan Scudder to the Quantity more or Less to- 
gether with all the Previledges and Appurtenances there 
unto Belonging or Appertaining To Have & To Hold the 
said granted Premises with the appurtenances unto him 
the said Jonathan Scudder his heirs & assigns to him & 
their only propper use Benefit and Behoof forever & we 
the said Trustees Do Hereby Declare that by Virtue of 
the afore cited pattent we have full & authority to Grant 
Bargain sell & Dispose of the same in Manner as above 
said and that the said Jonathan Scudder his heirs & as- 
signs shall & may at all times hereafter by Virtue hereof 
Lawfully & peacably have hold & Improve the above 
granted with the Appurtenances free & clear without any 
Lett hinderance or Molestation of us the sd. Trustees or 
our Successors or any other Person claiming any right 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 54I 

title or interest from by or under us or our heirs success- 
ors or assignes forever In Witness where of we the said 
Trustees have Here unt(j set our Hands and the Town 
seal the twenty fourth Day of May Anno domini 1775.* 
Sealed and Delivered Israel Wood P. D. [l. s.] 

In the Presence of Timothy Carll [l. s.] 

Jonas Williams Samuel Oakley [l. s.] 

Jesse Sammis Stephen Kelcy [l. s.J 

Solomon Ketcham [l. s.] 
Gilbert fleet [l. s.] 
timothy Conkling [l. s.] 
{File No. 127.; 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO JOSEPH CONKLIN.] 

[1775, May 24.] 

This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of May in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and 
seventy five By and Between Israel Wood President Capt. 
Timothy Carll Stephen Kelley Samuel oakley Solomon 
Ketcham Gilbert fleet and Timothy Conkling all Present 
Trustees of the free holders and Commonality of the town 
of Huntington in Suffolk County in the Province of New 
York of the one part and Joseph Conkling of the same 
Place of the other Part Witnesseth that Whereas Benjamin 
fletcher formerly Governer in Chief in and over the Prov- 
ince of New York &c By his certain Charter or Pattent 

[*This is one of a large number of deeds made by the Trust- 
ees of meadow, thatch beds, shores and lands under water in 
Huntington Harbor and other localities ; the object being, as 
stated in a resolution passed at a town meeting, to raise money 
for the purchase of a parsonage for the Presbyterian Church. 
Some of these deeds are on record and some have never been 
recorded. — C. R. S.J 



542 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

under his hand and Prerogative seal of the City of New 
York Bearing Date the fifth Day of October Anno 1694 
Did Give and Grant unto the first Modern Trustees of the 
freeholders of the said Town of Huntington and their suc- 
cessors full power & authority to give grant release alien 
assign and Dispose of Lands tenements &c. : as by said 
Pattent may more at Larg Appear Now Know Ye that 
we the said Trustees for and in consideration of the sum 
of twenty shillings current Money of New York to us in 
hand well and truly Paid by the said Joseph Conkling the 
recept whereof we Do hereby acknowledge and our selves 
therewith to be fully satesfied and contented and thereof 
and every part and Parcell thereof Do Exonerate acquit 
and fully Discharge him the said Joseph Conkling his heirs 
executors and administrators forever by these Presents 
hath Given granted Bargained sold alienated enfeoffed 
conveyed and confirmed and by these Presents do fully 
freely and absolutly give grant Bargain sell alien Convey 
and Confirme unto him the said Joseph Conkling and to 
his heirs and assignes forever one certain small Piece of 
thatch or salt marsh Lying at or Near A Place Called the 
round Lying Near or Joyning to the Land of the said Jo- 
seph Conkling Being Bounded by his Land westerly & 
southerly Easterly by a fence and Northerly by the Beach 
Be the Quantity more or Less together with all the Prev- 
iledges and Appurtenances there unto belonging or Ap- 
pertaining To Have & To Hold all the above Granted 
Premises with the Appurtenances unto him the said Joseph 
Conkling his heirs and assignes to his and their only Prop- 
per use Benefit and Behoof forever and we the said Trust- 
ees Do Hereby Declare that by Virtue of the said Charter 
or pattent afore cited we have in our selves full power & 
authority to sell & Dispose of the same in manner as above 
said and that the said Joseph Conkling his heirs & assignes 
shall & may at all times Hereafter by Virtue hereof Law- 



i 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 543 

fully & Peacably have hold & improve the said Granted 
Premisses with y'= Appurtenances free & Clear without any 
Lett hinderance or Molestation of us the said Trustees or 
our Successors or any other Person Claiming any right 
Title or Interest from by or under us or our heirs success- 
ors or assigns forever. In Witness whereof we the said 
Trustees above Named have hereunto set our hands and 
Affixed the Town seal the Day and Year above Written. 
Sealed & Delivered Israel Wood P. D. [l. s.] 

In the Presence of Timothy Carll [l. s.] 

Jonas Williams Stephen Kellcy [l. s.] 

Jesse Sammis Samuel oakly [l. s.] 

Solomon Ketcham [l. s.] 
Gilbert fleet [l. s.] 

timothy Conkling [l. s.] 
{FOe No. 121.) 



[BOND OF STEPHEN KELSEY.] 

[1775, May 24.] 

This Instrument of writing made this 24^'' Day of May 
1775 Witnesseth that Whereas I Stephen Kellcy of Hun- 
tington in Suffolk County Having obtained a Deed of sale 
this Day from the Trustees of sd. Town viz Israel wood 
President capt. Timothy carll Samuell oakley Solomon 
Ketcham Gilbert fleet and Timothy Conkling for a certain 
Piece of March or Land on the west side the creek near 
the head of huntington harbour and whereas there is sundry 
Persons that have Land & meadow westward of the said 
Premises that cannot Pass & repass to & from the same 
without going through the Premises conveyed tome there- 
fore according to agreement Before I Bought the same I 
the said Stephen Kellcy Do Here by Bind my self ray 



544 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

heirs and assigns in the sum of fifty pounds currant money 
of New York to be paid to the said Trustees or their suc- 
cessors that I & my heirs will Give full Liberty to all per- 
sons that have any Land or Meadow to the westward to 
pass & repass through the Premises conveyed to me with 
a cart or team or to Drive creatures through the Premises 
afore said and below them & to all persons that May 
here after have ocation to pass & repass through the same 
as Witness my hand and seal the Day and Year above 
written. 

Sealed & Delivered Stephen Kellcy [Seal.] 

In the Presence 
Jonas Williams 
Jesse Sammis 
{Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 429.) 



[WARNING AGAINST TRESPASSERS.] 

[1775, Aug. 26th.] 

Whereas it is thought Propper that there should Be A 
Town act made that no furrener (that hath no Propper 
Right in the marshes in the south Bay with in the Lim- 
mits & Township of Huntington) shall cut any grass there- 
on to the Eastward of a Due South Line from the Mouth 
of the creek that Divides Huntington west Neck and Lat- 
tens Neck as the stakes are set up A Cross the sd. 
Marshes. 

Therefore we the Trustees of the freeholders and Com- 
monality of said Town of Huntington Do By Virtue of the 
power & Authority Derived to us By the Pattent formerly 
granted to the first Trustees of said Town and their Suc- 
cessors Do Hereby enact and Be it Ennacted by the au- 
thority of the same that if any furrener that Doth not Be- 
long to the said town or that hath no Propper right in the 
said Marshes shall cut any grass on the said Marshes to the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 545 

East ward ol A roe of stakes Latly set up on A Due South 
Line running from the Mouth of the creek that Divides 
Huntington west Neck and Lattens Neck During the sea- 
son of Mowing this faul shall pay the sum of forty shilling 
current money of New York for every Boat Load or 
freight of Hay or Grass that shall be cut eastward of said 
Line to be recovered Before any Justice of the peace the 
Above recited Pattent Bearing Date the fifth Day of Octo- 
ber 1694. 

Witness our Hands and scales this 26"' Day of August 

Israel Wood F. D. [l. s.J 
Solomon Ketcham [l. s.J 
Stephen Kelcv [l. s.J 
Timothy Conkling [l. s.J 
Samuel oakly [l. s.J 

{File No. 128.^ 



[1775, Dec. 15.J 

Huntington Dec. 15"' 175. 

The Town D' to Sundrys By Moses Scudder eS: Eliph- 
ilet Wickes 

to I qrt rum 

to I gall rum 

to 15'^ Nails 

to I q' rum | to i qurt rum § 

to ^ gal rum 

to ^ gal rum 

to 3'^ Nails 

to I p' by order Moses Scudder fetch ) 
by peter Scudder to Make fence by f 



I 


s. 
3 


d. 





^ 


3 





12 


6 





2 


6 





2 


3 





2 


5 





3 











8 



10 



In Great Hast but you May call & see the book. 
(File No. 166.) 



INDEX OF DEEDS. 



GRANTOR. 

1689, Nov. 10, Adams, Jeremiah 
1699, Jan. 16, " John 



1688, Aug. 19, 

1689, Nov. 5, 

1689, " 29, 

1690, Sept. 30, 
1692, Mar. 16, 

No date, 
1699, Jan. 
1696, — 
1696, Dec. 
1699, Aug, 
171 1, Sept 
1692, July 
1698, Nov, 



13. 



22, 

24. 
II, 

23. 
14. 



1698, Dec. 22, 



1699, July 
1699, Dec. 

1695, Feb. 

1696, Apr. 
1696, Apr, 
1696, Apr 

1698, Sept. 22, 

1699, Dec. 4, 



5. 
16, 

13. 

9. 

9. 
13. 



Bailey, Joseph 



Betts, James 
Brush, Thom^as 
Brush, Richard 
(< << 

Betts, John 
Bunce, Edward 
Breton, Peter C apt. 
Bryant, Alexander 

Chichester, James 
<( << 

«♦ David 



Corey, John 
Cohklin, Timothy 



Sen. 



1695, May 31, Ducker George, 

1694, Sept. 18, Foster, Nathaniel 

1698, Nov. 8, 

1694, Nov. 30, '♦ Samuel 



GRANTEE. 


PAGB. 


Jonathan Adams 


46 


John Conklin 


a38 


James Smith 


3 


Joseph Udell 


43 


John Sammis 


51 


Joseph Vail 


79 


Jacob Brush 


lOI 


Samuel Ketcham 


172 


Edward Brush 


237 


Benjamin Scudder 


187 


Thomas Bunce 


196 


Jacob Conklin 


*S3 


John Sloss 


306 


Jonathan Chichester 


109 


David Chichester 


232 


Thomas Ketcham 


236 


Capt. Thomas Higbee 


249 


Jacob Conklin 


258 


Samuel Smith 


163 


Abraham Corey 


184 


Thomas Corey 


184 


John Conklin 


18s 


Timothy Conklin Jr. 


226 


Jacob Conklin 


256 


Abiel Titus 


176 


Samuel Foster 


138 


James Chichester 


23r 


Epenetus Piatt 


162 



548 INDEX. 



1695, Feb. 


18, 


Fleet, Thomas 


Samuel Smith 


164 


1696, July 


13. 


<> i< 


Trustees Town 


192 


1698, Mar. 


II, 


<( li 


Jonathan Jarvis 


217 


1699, May 


29. 


Green, John, Sen., 


Thomas Ketcham 


24s 


1696, Jan. 


18, 


Harnet, Edward 


James Chichester 


182 


1699, Jan. 


12, 


Hubert, Jeremiah 


Jacob Conklin 


237 


1699, May 


24, 


Higbee, Edward 


Cornelius Smith 


244 


1689, July 


12, 


Indians, 


Capt. Piatt 

Lieut. Thomas Weekes 
Jonathan Rogers, Sen. 
Nathaniel Foster 


. 33 


1689, July 


13. 


<< 


Robert Kellum 


36 


1689, Sept. 


6, 


<< 


William Marser 


37 


1689, Nov. 


5. 


<< 


Jonas Wood, Sen., 
Capt. Thomas Fleet 
Isaac Piatt 
Capt. Piatt 


41 


1689, Nov. 


13. 


<( 


Samuel Ketcham 


48 


1689, Dec. 


8, 


(( 


Richard Soper ) 
Henry Soper j 










54 


1691, Mar. 


7. 


<f 


Robert Kellum 


90 


1691, Sept. 


25. 


(( 


Epenetus Piatt ' 
Richard Brush 
Jonas Wood 
Thomas Brush 


95 


1692, Apr. 


28, 


t< 


William Massey 


106 


1693, Nov. 


28, 


<( 


John Wood 


121 


1696, July 


2, 


<• 


Samuel Wood 


189. 


1697, May 


5. 


<< 


John Ketcham 
Jonas Piatt 


204 








1697, May 


ii« 


(C 


John Ketcham 
James Chichester ■ 
Timothy Conklin ) 


'207 


1697, Dec. 


2, 


i« 


Joseph Wood ) 
Thomas Fleet 
Nathaniel Foster 


213 


1698, May 


4. 


ft 


Trustees Town 


218 


1698, May 


13, 


(( 


Epenetus Piatt j 
Jonas Wood >■ 
John Brush ) 


221 


1699, Dec. 


16, 


<« 


Trustees Town 


«58 


1700, May 


22, 


<( 


(i i< 


264 


1700, July 


2, 


f< 


li <« 


267 


1 701, July 


3. 


<f 


i< i< 


272 


1702, Apr. 


«4, 


c* 


<f «< 


275 



INDEX. 



S49 



1702, May 


20, 


Indians 


1702, May 


22, 


" 


1703, Nov. 


17, 


«« 


1705, Oct. 


27. 


c < 


1705, Oct. 


29. 


<( 


1705, Nov. 


20, 


(< 


1755. Jan. 


23. 


<< 


1762, Feb. 


2, 


" 


1690, Mxr. 


26, 


Ingersol, John 


1695. July 


29. 


" 1 
" Jane j 







1693, Dec. 4, Jarvis, Thomas 

1694, Jan. 10, Kstcham, Edward 



20, Kellum, Robert, Sen., 
" " Jr., 

Ketcham, Samuel 
John 
' • Thomas 



1689, Apr. 18, Powell, Thomas 
Whitson, Thomas 

1695, May 7, Pow^ell, Thomas 
1699, Feb. 20, " " 

1696, Sept. 7, Piatt, Jonas 



1694, Apr. 


5. 


1696, July 


28, 


1694, Mar. 


20, 


1698, June 


28, 


1698, July 


27. 


1699, Aug. 


18, 


No date, 




1697, Jan. 


20, 


1695, Apr. 


24, 


1698, Oct. 


19. 


1699, May 


29. 



1697, Jan. 

1698, Nov. 

1699, Aug. 
1751, Jan. 
1699, Aug. 



13. 

30, 



31. 
2, 



Epenetus 
Joseph 

Dr. Zophar 
John 



1699, Oct. II, Pow^ell Thomas, Jr. 



1694, Feb. 
1699, June 
1699, June 
1699, June 
1699, Oct. 



7i 
13. 
17, 
24. 

5. 



Rescaruickee, (Jeorge 
Rogers, Noah 
(< << 

«♦ Jonathan 
*' John 



Trustees Town 


278 


Jacob Conkling 


281 


Joseph Wood 


282 


Trustees Town 


285 


" 


288 


l( K 


291 


(t <1 


421 


" " 


450 


Nicholas Smith 


61 



.78 



Stephen Jarvis 


126 


Richard Gildersleeve 1 
John Scidmore j 


129 


Edward Brush 


133 


Silas Sanimis 


193 


John Samniis, Jr., 


«32 


Richard Inrush, Jr. 


224 


Ephraim Kellum 
John Whitman 
Richard Hrush 


225 
252 
172 


Natlianiel Williams 


200 


John .Sammis 


172 


Thomas Jarvis 
John Green 


230 
246 


John Adams 


38 


Joseph Wood 
Nathaniel Williams 


J 73 
240 


John Piatt 1 
Joseph " 1' 
Jacob " ) 
Jeremiah Smith 
John Piatt 


195 

199 
234 


Trustees Town 


428 


Joseph Piatt 
John Sammis 


251 
*S5 


Peter Brittcnn 


«3i 


Jonathan Rogers 
Thomas Wickes 


246 
248 


John Rogers 
Thomas Powell, Jr. 


t48 
•S3 



550 






INDEX. 






1712, Mar. 


10, 


Rogers, John 


Jonathan Seudder 


307 


No date, 




(( (C 


Joseph Whitman 
Nathan Whitman 










100 


1763, May 


7. 


Ridgway, Joseph 


Trustees Town 


458 


1688, Sept. 


3. 


Seudder, Jonathan 


Thomas Higbee ) 
Thomas Fleet J 


8 








1688, Nov. 


15. 


<< <« 


John Scidmore 


15 


1712, Mar. 


10, 


<< ft 


John Rogers 


307 


1688, Sept. 


12, 


David 


Jeremiah Hubart 


II 


1698, Nov. 


18, 


" Benjamin 


William Jarvis 


233 


1690, Jan. 


31. 


Smith, Jeremiah 


Thomas Whithead 


57 


1697, Jan. 


10, 


" 


John Adams 


198 


1692, Mar. 


16, 


" KTieholas 


John IngersoU 


102 


1693, July 


15. 


" " 


Cornelius Smith 


120 


1692, Aug. 


I, 


William 


John Piatt 


no 


1695, Feb. 


13. 


" Samuel 


John Corey 


164 


1696, July 


13. 


<( (( 


Trustees Town 


192 


1695, Feb. 


18, 


" Thomas 


Samuel Smith 


165 


1693, July 


15, 


Soper, Richard 


Nicholas Smith 


119 


1695, Dec. 


18, 


" Henry 


George Rascaricke 


181 


1695, Apr. 


24, 


Sammis, John 


John Ketcham 


172 


1689, Mar. 


2, 


Titus, Samuel 


Jonathan Wood 


22 


1696, Aug. 


— 


" 


Hannah Titus 


193 


1695, Feb. 


27, 


Content 


John Ketcham 


166 


1696, July 


13. 


Trustees Town 


Samuel Smith 


192 


1695, July 


i3i 


' 




William Smith 


177 


1696, July 


13, 


' 




Thomas Fleet 


192 


1746, May 


'9' 


' 




Alexander Bryan 


404 


1757, Jan. 


31. 


' 




Zophar Piatt 


430 


1758, Dec. 


25> 


' 




Thomas Brush 


440 


1693, Apr. 


I, 


' 




Samuel Ketcham 


210 


1774, Jan. 


14, 


' 




Silvanus Townsend 


523 


1775, May 


24, 


' 




Jonathan Seudder 


539 


1775, May 


24, 


t> (< 


Joseph Conklin 


541 


1699, Oct. 


5. 


Teed. Joseph 


John Rogers 


254 


1692, Mar. 


26, 


Valentine, Jonas 


John IngersoU 


103 


1695, Sept. 


27, 


Vail, Joseph 


Dennis Hart 


179 


1688, Sept. 


10, 


Wood, Joseph 


William Jarvis 


9 


1698, Dec. 


6, 


i( <( 


Thomas Smith 


235 


1693, Oct. 


2, 


" Samuel 


Joseph Wood 


120 


1693, Nov. 


28, 


«• 


John 


John Piatt 


123 



INDEX. 



551 



1688, Dec. 


", 


Whitman 


, Joseph 


Isaac Piatt 


77 


1692, Mar. 


26, 


(< 


<i 


Edward Ketcham 


104 


1695, May 


6, 


<< 


(( 


Joseph Whitman' 
John " 
Nathan " 
Samuel " 


172 


1696, May 


5. 


It 


t< 


Noah Rogers 


189 


1697, Nov. 


26, 


CI 


c< 


Nathan Whitman 


212 


(No date) 




<( 


I 

Nathan ( 


John Rogers 


100 


1689, Apr. 


18, 


Whitson, Thomas > 
Powell, Thomas ^ 


John Adams 


38 






Whitson, 


Thomas 


Jacob Brush 


83 


1697, Jan. 


12, 


<< 


•• 


Samuel Smith 


198 


1699, Feb. 


24, 





" 


Nathaniel Williams 


241 


1696, Mar. 


2, 


W hitehead, Thomas 


Jeremiah Smith 


183 


1697, Jan. 


22, 


Williams, 


Natha.niel 


Silas Sammis 


201 



KEVERSE INDEX OF DEEDS. 







GRANTEE. 


GRANTOR. 


PAGE, 


1689, Nov. 


10, 


Adams, Jonathan 


Jeremiah Adams 


46 


1689, Apr. 


18, 


" John 


Thomas Powell 
Thomas Whitson 


38 








1697, Jan. 


10, 


<( <( 


Jeremiah Smith 


57 


1692, Mar. 


16, 


Brush, Jacob 


Thomas Brush 


roi 


— — 




<( << 


Thomas Whitson 


82 


1699, Jan. 


I3> 


" Edward 


Richard Brush 


237 


1694, Apr. 


5. 


(( cc 


Edward Ketcham 


133 


1 69 1, Sept. 


25. 


" Richard 


Indians. 
Samuel Ketcham 


95 
172 


1698, June 


28. 


Jr., 


Robert Kellum, Jr., 


224 


1691, Sept. 


25. 


" Thomas 


Indians 
Trustees Town 


95 
440 


1698, May 


13. 


" John 


Indians 


221 


1*696, Dec. 


22. 


Bunee, Thomas 


Edward Bunce 


196 


1694, Feb. 


7, 


Brittenn, Peter 


George Rescaruickee 


131 


1746, May 


19. 


Bryan, Alexander 


Trustees Town 


404 


1699, Ja:i. 


16, 


Conklin, John 


John Adams 


238 


1696, Apr. 


13 


.. 11 


Timothy Conklin 


185 


1699, Aug. 


24, 


" Jacob 


C^apt. Peter Breton 


253 


1699, Dec. 


16, 


'« " 


David Chichester 


258 


1699, Dec. 


4. 


(( <( 


Timothy Conklin, Sr., 


256 


1702, May 


22, 


<( a 


Indians 


281 


1699, Jan. 


12, 


a a 


Jeremiah Hubert 


237 


1698, Sept. 


22, 


Timothy, Jr., 


Timothy Conklin, Sr., 


226 


1697, May 


II) 


•i << 


Indians 


207 


1775, May 


24, 


" Joseph 


Town Trustees 


541 


1692, July 


23. 


Chichester, Jonathan 


James Chichester 


109 


1698, Nov. 


14, 


" David 


James Chichester 


232 


1698, Nov. 


8, 


" James 


Nathaniel Foster 


231 


1697, May 


II. 


■' " 


Indians 


207 


1696, Jan. 


18, 


(( << 


Edward Harnet 


182 


1696, Apr. 


9- 


Corey, Abraham 


John Corey 


184 


1696, Apr. 


9. 


'• Thomas 


John Corey 


184 


1695, Feb. 


13. 


" John 


Samuel Smitk 


164 



INDEX. 



553 



1689 


July 


12, 


Foster, Nathaniel 


Indians 


33 


1697 


Dec. 


2, 


" 


Indians 


a' 3 


1694 


Sept. 


18, 


' ' Samuel 


Nathaniel Foster 


i3« 


1689 


Nov. 


5. 


Fleet, Capt. Thomas 


Indians 


41 


1697 


Dec. 


2, 


" " 


" 


213 


1688 


Sept. 


3. 


" " 


Jonathan Scudder 


8 


1696 


July 


13. 


" " 


Trustees Town 


192 


1694 


Jan. 


10, 


Qildersleeve, Richard 


Edward Keteham 


192 


1699 


May 


29, 


Green, John 


Thomas Keteham 


246 


1695 


Sept, 


27> 


Hart, Dennis 


Joseph Vail 


•79 


1699 


July 


5- 


Higbee, Capt. Thomas 


David Chichester 


249 


1688 


Sept. 


3. 


•♦ 


Jonathan Scudder 


8 


1688 


Sept. 


12, 


Hubart, Jeremiah 


David Scudder 


II 


1692 


Mar. 


26, 


IngersoU, John 


Jonas Valentine 


103 


1692 


Mar. 


16, 


" " 


Nicholas Smith 


102 


1688 


Sept. 


10, 


Jarvis, William 


Joseph Wood 


9 


1698 


Nov. 


18, 


■' " 


Benjamin Scudder 


233 


1698 


Oct. 


19. 


" Thomas 


Samuel Keteham 


230 


1693 


Dec. 


4- 


" Stephen 


Thomas Jarvis 


126 


1698 


Mar. 


II, 


*' Jonathan 


Thomas Fleet 


217 








Keteham, Samuel 


Richard Brush 


172 


1693 


Apr. 


I, 


' 


" 


Trustees Town 


210 


1689 


Nov. 


13. 


' 


" 


Indians 


48 


1692 


Mar. 


26, 


' 


Edward 


Joseph Whitman 


104 


1698 


Dec. 


22, 


' 


Thomas 


David Chichester 


236 


1699 


May 


29. 


' 


" 


John Green, Sen., 


245 


1695 


Apr. 


24, 


' 


John 


John Sammis 


172 


1695 


Feb. 


27. 


<■ 


" 


Content Titus 


166 


1696 


July 


2, 


' 


" 


Indians 


204 


1697 


May 


ii> 


" 


" 


207 


1698 


July 


27. 


Kellum, Ephraim 


Robert Kellum, Jr., 


225 


1689 


July 


13. 


Robert 


Indians 


36 


1691 


Mar. 


7, 


" " 


*' 


90 


1689 


Sept. 


6, 


Marser, William 


Indians 


37 


1692 


Apr. 


28, 


Massey, William 


'■ 


106 


1699 


Oct. 


5. 


Powell, Thomas, Jr., 


John Rogers 


253 


1696 


Sept. 


7. 


Piatt, John 


Jonas Piatt 


'95 


1698 


Mar. 


30. 


" 


Joseph Piatt 


234 


1699 


Aug. 


2, 


i< 


(< 


" •* 


251 



554 




INDEX. 






1693, Nov. 


28, 


Piatt, John 


John Wood 


123 


1692, Aug. 


I, 


<« (( 


William Smith 


no 


i6g6, Sept. 


7. 


Piatt, Joseph 


Jonas Piatt 


195 


1699, Aug. 


2, 


" " 


John " 


251 


1696, Sept. 


7> 


" Jacob 


Jonas Piatt 


19s 


1694, Nov. 


30. 


" Epenetus 


Samuel Foster 


162 


1691, Sept. 


25. 


(t (1 


Indians 


95 


1698, May 


13. 


" " 


" 


221 


1688, Dec. 


". 


*' Isaac 


Joseph Whitman 


17 


1689, Nov. 


5. 


" 


Indians 


41 


1757- Jan- 


31. 


" Zophar 


Trustees Town 


430 


1689, July 


12, 


" Capt. 


Indians 


33 


1689, Nov. 


5> 


" " 


" 


41 


1699, June 


13, 


Rogers, Jonathan, 


Noah Rogers 


246 


1689, July 


12, 


Sen., 


Indians 


33 


1699, June 


24, 


" John 


Jonathan Rogers 


248 


1712, Mar. 


10, 


" " 


' ' Seudder 


307 







(( (< 


Nathan Whitman i ^ 
Joseph " 'I 


100 


1699, Oct. 


5> 


" 


Teed 


254 


1696, May 


5. 


" Noah 


Joseph Whitman 


189 


1695, Dec. 


18, 


Rascaricke, George 


Henry Soper 


181 


1688, Aug. 


19. 


Smith, James 


Joseph Baily 


3 


1695, Feb. 


13. 


" Samuel 


John Corey 


163 


1695, Feb. 


18, 


" " 


Thomas Fleet 


164 


1696, July 


13. 


" 


Trustees Town 


192 


1697, Jan. 


12, 


" " 


Thomas Whitsen 


198 


1695, Feb. 


18, 


■ .< 


Thomas Smith 


165 


1699, May 


24, 


" Cornelius 


Edward Higbee 


244 


1693, July 


i5> 


" 


Nicholas Smith 


120 


1697, Jan. 


13. 


" Jeremiah 


Epenetus Piatt 


199 


1696, Mar. 


2, 


" 


Thomas Whitehead 


183 


1690, Mar. 


26, 


" Nicholas 


John Ingersol 


61 


1693, July 


i5- 


" " 


Richard Soper 


119 


1696, July 


i3> 


William 


Trustees Town 


192 


1689, Nov. 


29, 


Sammis, John 


Joseph Bailey 


51 


1695, Apr. 


24, 


<( .. 


John Ketcham 


172 


1699, Oct. 


II. 


Sammis, John 


Thomas Powell, Jr., 


255 


1694, Mar. 


20, 


" " Jr., 


Robert Kellum, Sr., 


132 


1696. July 


28, 


" Silas 


Edward Ketcham 


193 


1697, Jan. 


22, 


" " 


Nathaniel WiUiams 


201 


1696, 


> 


Seudder, Benjamin 


John Betts 


187 


17 1 2, Mar. 


10, 


" Jonathan 


John Rogers 


307 


1775, May 


24, 


it << 


Trustees Town 


539 







INDEX. 




55S 


171 1, Sept 


ii> 


SI088, John 


Alexander Bryant 


306 


1694, Jan. 


10, 


Scidmore, John 


Edward Ketchara 


129 


1688, Nov. 


15. 


" 


Jonathan Scudder 


8 


1689, Dec. 


18, 


Soper, Richard 


Indians 


54 


1689, Dec. 


18, 


Henry- 


Indians 


54 


1696, July 


i3> 


Trustees, Town 


Samuel Smith 


192 


1757, Jan. 


31. 


" 


Dr. Zophar Piatt 


428 


1695, Feb. 


18, 


.. •> 


Thomas Fleet 


192 


1698, May 


4. 


(I <( 


Indians 


218 


1699, Dec. 


16, 


It <i 


ti 


258 


1700, May 


22, 


(1 << 


<< 


264 


1700, July 


2, 


«. t< 


<( 


267 


1 701, July 


3. 


« {( 


(( 


272 


1702, Apr. 


14, 


(< <( 


K 


275 


1702, May 


20, 


(( tc 


t( 


278 


1705, Oct. 


27, 


({ << 


(( 


28s 


1705, Oct. 


29. 


(i (C 


it 


288 


1705, Nov. 


20, 


I< « 


(( 


291 


1755. Jan. 


23. 


<( << 


•' 


421 


1762, Feb. 


2, 


<( <1 


" 


450 


1763, May 


7, 


<( (( 


Joseph Ridgway 


458 


1695, May 


31. 


Titus, Abiel 


George Ducker 


176 


1696, Aug. 


— 


' ' Hannah 


Samuel Titus 


193 


1774, Jan. 


14, 


Townsend, Sylvanus 


Trustees Town 


523 


1689, Nov. 


5, 


Udell, Joseph 


Joseph Bailey 


43 


1690, Sept. 


30. 


Vail, Joseph 


James Betts 


79 


1699, Aug. 


18, 


Whitman, John 


Robert Kellum, Jr., 


252 


1695, May 


6, 


" 


Joseph WTiitman 


172 


1695, May 


6, 


Whitman, Joseph 


Joseph WTiitman 


172 


. 


— 


" 


John Rogers 


100 


1695, May 


'6, 


" Nathan 


Joseph Whitman 


172 


1697, Nov. 


26. 


" 


Joseph Whitman 


212 





— 


" 


John Rogers 


100 


1695, May 


6, 


" Samuel 


Joseph Whitman 


172 


1697, Jan. 


20, 


Williams, Nathaniel 


Samuel Ketcham 


200 


1699, Feb. 


20, 


i< (( 


Thomas Powell 


240 


1699, Feb. 


24, 


ti It 


Thomas Whitson 


241 


1690, Jan. 


31. 


WTiitehead, Thomaa 


Jeremiah Smith 


57 


1695, July 


29. 


" " 


Jane Ingcrsoll r 
John Ingcrsoll | '. 


178 








1695, May 


7. 


Wood, Joseph 


Thomas Powell 


173 


1693, Oct. 


2, 


.< 


Samuel Wood 


I30 



556 



INDEX. 



1697, Dec. 


2, 


Wood, Joseph 


Indians 


4*3 


1703- Nov. 


17. 


" 


" 


aS2 


1689 Nov. 


5- 


" Jonas, Sen., 


" 


4t 


1 69 1, Sept. 


25. 


" 


" 


95 


1698, May 


13. 




a 


22 i 


1C93 Nov. 


28, 


John 


•' 


121 


1696, July 


2. 


" Samuel 


(( 


189 


1689, Mar. 


2, 


" Jonathan 


Samuel Titus 


22 


16S9, July 


12, 


"Weeks, Lieut. Thomas 


Indians 


33 


1699, June 


17. 


Wickes, Thomas 


Noah Rogers 


248 



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INDEX-TOWN MEETING GRANTS. 



1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr 
1690, Apr. 
1689, Nov. 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1771, May 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1710, May 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 

1689, Apr. 

1689, Oct. 
1699, May 
1726, May 

1690, Apr. 
1699, Dec. 

1688, Aug. 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr, 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1693, Apr. 
1693, Apr. 



2, Adams, John 



" Jeremiah 
Brush, Richard 

" Thomas 
John 



" Jacob 
Brotherton, William 

Chichester, James, Jr., 



24 
66 

66 
67 

. . . . 48 

26 

. . . . 67 
65 

. . . . 65 

510 

. . . . 67 

72 

25 
65 

. . . . 64 

67 

. . . . 67 

, , . .301 

68 

. 68 

23 

41 

243 

356 

. . . . 67 

Widow 263 



Chichester, James, Sr., 
Conklin, Timothy . 



" Jacob 
Cranflcld, Robert 
Corey, John 



Fleet, Capt. 

« .. Thomas 



'• Simon 
Green, John 



Hubart, Jeremiah 



Higbee, Thomas 
Ingersoll, John 
Jones, Mr. Eliphelet 



6 

65 
64 

25 

65 
117 

"7 



558 

1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1694, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 

1689, Apr. 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 

1691, Jan. 

1692, Oct. 
1690, Apr. 

1692, Oct. 

1693, Apr. 
^712, May 



INDEX 



I, 
I, 

9. 
I, 

2, 

2, 
14, 
13. 

4. 

I, 

4. 



Jarvis, Jonathan 
" Stephen 



Jr., 



Kellam, Robert 
Ketcham, Samuel 



John 



6, Kelcy, Daniell 



1689, Apr. 2, Lewis, Jonathan 



1693, Apr. 

1694, Apr. 



1689, Apr. 

1689, Oct. 

1690, Apr. 
1689, Apr. 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1690, Apr. 
1712, May 
1690, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 
1693, Apr. 

1 69 1, Dec. 

1692, Oct. 

1689, Apr. 
1689, Apr. 
l6go, Apr. 
1699, May 

1689, Apr. 

1690, Apr. 



Noakes, "Walter 



— Ogden, Richard 



2, 

31. 
I, 
2, 
2, 
I, 

14, 
I, 
6, 
I. 

I, 
I, 

3> 
26, 

4, 

2, 

2, 
I, 

2, 

2, 

»4, 



Piatt, Jonas 



Capt. Epenetus 
Isaac 



Mr. 

Jeremiah 
Parsonage . 

Rogers, Jonathan 



Jr. 



"William 

Scidmore, John, Jr., 
Smith, Samuel 



Jeremiah 



68 

6S 

136 

68 

24 

25 

72 

87 

112 

66 

112 

117 

309 

26 

118 
136 

52 

24 
40 
66 
26 
26 
68 
72 
68 

309 
66 

65 

65 

117 

99 
"3 

52 

24 

25 
67 
242 
26 
72 



INDEX. 



559 



1690, Apr, 


»4, 


Smith 


, Jeremiah . 


1694, Apr. 


9. 


(( 


" 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


" 


James 


1691, July 


3. 


{( 


Thomas 


1691, Jan. 


13, 


" 


" 


1691, Jan. 


9. 


" 


<i 





— 


" 


Bartholomoe 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


Soper 


, Goodman 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


Scudder, Jonathan 


1689, Oct. 


31, 


" 


" 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


11 


" 


1691, Jan. 


13. 


(( 


Benjamin 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


<( 


Timothy 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


" 


" 


1693, Apr. 


3. 


" 


" 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


Scrifner, Benjamin 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


Sammis, John 


1693, Apr. 


3. 


" 


" 


1 7 18, May 


6, 


Stratton, Joseph . 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


Titus, 


Abiell 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


Teed, 


John 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


Vallentine, James 


1689, Apr. 


2, 


"Wickes, Thomas . 


1690, Apr. 


14, 


" 


" 


1693, Apr. 


3, 


.' 


Capt. . 


1689, Nov. 


II, 


Wood 


, Mr. . . 


1690, Apr. 


I, 




t( 


a 


1690, Apr. 


I, 




(( 


(< 


1690, Apr. 


I, 




n 


(< 


1690, Apr. 


14, 




(( 


" 


1690, Apr. 


I, 




(< 


Jonas, Jr., 


1690, Apr. 


I, 




IC 


<( <( 


1694, Apr. 


9» 


< 


< 




1690, Apr. 


I, 






Joseph . 


1690, Apr. 


I, 


Williams, Nathaniel 


1690, Apr. 


14, 




" 


" 



1726, May 3, 



Whitson, Henry . 
Whiteker, Jonathan 



INDEX-EEOORDS OF LANDS. 



1688, Aug. 29, Arthur, Robert 6 

1690, Mar. 31, Adams, John 62 

1689, Apr. 2, Bry.sh, Edward 37 

1690, Apr. 16, " Thomas . , 76 

No date, " Jacob, Jr., , 299 

1690, Apr. 16, " John 74 

1700, — ♦' Richard , , . 272 

1690, May 6, Betts, "Widow . . . ..... 75 

1690, May 10, Brotheirton, William. ...... 77 

1697, May 4, Bailey, Joseph . 203 

1690, Jan. 31, Chichester, Jonathan 57 

1700, Aug. 18, " James 270 

1700, Aug. 18, Conklin, Jacob 270 

" Timothy 299 

1690, Apr. II, Fleet, Capt, Thomas 70 

1690, May 26, Higbee, Thomas , , 78 

1693, Mar. II, " Edward I15 

1689, Oct. II, Ingersol, John 28 

" " 216 

1692, Jan. 2, Jarvis, Jonathan , 100 

1692, Jan. 2, «' Joseph loo 

1693, Dec. 14, " Stephen 128 

1690, Mar. 10, Kellum, Robert 58 

No date, Ketcham, John 88 

1694, Sept. 18, " " 139 

1700, Aug. 18, '• " ....... 270 

1693, Mar. 12, '♦ Edward 116 

1691, Jan. 29, Piatt, Epenetus ...•.,. 87 
1689, Apr. 12, Scidmore, Thomas ...••.. 27 



1690, Mar. 


19. 


1751, June 


13. 


1751, June 


13. 


1690, Apr. 


7, 


1691, Jan. 


3o> 


1694, May 


2. 


1751, June 


13. 


1689, Apr. 


13. 


1690, Mar. 


ii> 


1691, Jan. 


12, 


1690, Apr. 


II, 


1693, Mar. 


2, 


1690, Apr. 


", 



INDEX. 561 

Saminis, John ••••... 60 

" Silvanus 414 

'• Jonathan 414 

Smith, Nicholas 68 

" Jeremiah 89 

136 

" Josiah , , 413 

Valentine, James 28 

Wood, Samuel ....••. 59 

86 

WiUiams, 14'athaniel ...... 69 

" " IIS 

Whitson, Thomas 69 



GENERAL INDEX. 



Adams, John, chosen Townsman, io6 ; purchases a one hundred pound right, 
114 ; chosen Assessor, 116, 134, 174, 242, 324 ; chosen County Committeeman, 
116 ; chosen Supervisor, 134, 175, 242 ; chosen Trustee, 135, 174, 324, 242. 

Arthur, Reuben, marriage agreement, 448. 

Arbitration, between Town and John Rogers, 334. 

Assessment, County, (1688) 12, 109, 506 ; Town, (1688) 13, 78, 87, 93 ; full 
roll, 467. 

Assessors elected, 116, 134, 242,305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 333, 338, 339, 340, 
342, 355. 356, 359. 362, 361, 365. 368, 370, 372, 379. 380. 381, 383. 385. 390. 
394. 396, 397. 399. 401, 406, 407, 409, 411, 413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443, 456, 
457, 466, 484, 487. 492. 499' 504. 506, 511, 515, 521, 531, 538. 

Assemblymen, delegates elected to choose, 92. 

Brush, Edward, married Hester Brush, 83. 

Brush, Thomas, Jr., children ot, 349 ; chosen Constable, 330. 

Brush, Timothy, children of, 361. 

Brush, Thomas, horse mark, i ; chosen Trustee, 135. 174, 365, 368, 370, 372, 

381, 383, 4S7, 492 ; chosen Surveyor, 175, 373, 379, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 

394, 396 ; chosen Collector, 365. 
Bryan, John, chosen Constable, 318. 
Bryan, Alexander, assigns Eaton's Neck patent to John Sloss, 302 ; elected 

Trustee, 355, 356, 358, 359, 361, 362, 380 ; chosen Supervisor, 358, 361. 
Bryan, Epenetus, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 399. 
Bryant, Augustine, chosen Trustee, 394, 492 ; chosen Assessor, 457. 
Brush, Reuben, chosen Trustee, 409, 411, 413, 417, 456, 466, 483; chosen 

Surveyor, 409, 412, 413 ; chos-n Commissioner of Highways, 413, 417, 426, 

433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484 ; chosen Constable, 443 ; chosen Collector, 443 ; 

chosen Assessor, 457, 466 ; chosen Overseer of Poor, 456, 483. 
Bill, agamst Town, 7. 
Bailey, Capt., chosen Trustee, 135, 174, 

Boundaries, quit claim of Smithtcw n, 160 ; with Lloyd's Neck, 376. 
Brush, Isaac, elected Trustee, 370, 385, 390, 394, 397, 401 ; 'elected Supervisor, 

381, 383- 
Brush, Samuel, chosen Trustee, 372, 379, 380, 381, 383, 417, 426, 433, 436, 

443 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 401, 402 ; 

chosen Assessor, 457. 
Brush, Robert, chosen Trustee. 399, 401, 406, 407 ; chosen Supervisor, 385, 

390. 394. 396, 397. 399. 40i, 406. 



INDEX. 563 

Brush, Richard, chosen Townsman, 106 ; chosen Collector, 136. 

Brush, John, chosen Constable, 116 ; chosen Trustee, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318; 

chosen Commissioner of Highways, 417; chosen Suiveyor, 426, 434, 436; 

chosen Assessor, 433, 515 ; chosen Overseer of Poor, 538. 
Brush, Jacob, Jr., chosen Constable, 342 ; grant to, by trustees lor samp mill, 

448. 
BufFett, Joseph, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 397, 399, 401. 
Baiting Place Purchase, rates fixed, 227 ; division of, 493 ; rights in, 496, 

500. 
Bunce, MattheAV, chosen Trustee, 505, 510. 
Carter, Mary, children of, 320. 
Conklin, Timothy, children of, 320 ; chosen Trustee, 499, 504, 505, 510, 531 ; 

chosen Constable, 504 ; chosen Collector, 504 ; chosen Overseer of pour, 538. 
Church, work on, 86, 94, 99 ; gallery to be built, 295 ; Constable to keep order 

in, 311 ; a new one to be built, 306 : subscription for building, 303 ; agreement 

concerning, 324, 326 ; material for, 321, 360 ; location, 322, 323 ; old church 

sold, 333 ; Henry Lloyd to have a pew, 335 ; beating the drum, 360 ; sweeping, 

360 ; bill for work and material, 366 ; Mary Sammis gift, 519 ; man appointed 

to repress disorder, 512. 
Constable, elected, 23, 106, 134, 174, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 330, 333, 

338, 339. 340, 342, 354, 356, 358, 359, 361, 362, 365. 368, 370, 379. 380, 381, 

383, 385. 390, 394. 396. 397. 399. 401, 406, 407, 409. 4", 4'3. 4i7. 426, 433. 

436, 443. 456, 466, 483, 493. 499. 504, 5". 515. 521 531. 537- 
Collectors, elected, 23, 30, 106, 116, 134, 301,305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 329, 333, 

338, 339. 340, 342, 355. 356, 358. 359. 361. 362, 368, 370, 372, 379. 381, 5>i5, 

385. 390. 394. 396, 397. 399. 40i. 406, 407. 409, 4". 413. 4I7. 426, 433. 436, 

443. 456, 466, 483, 493. 499. 504, 511. 515. 521, 531. 537- 
Commissioners of Highways, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 401, 406, 407, 409, 

411, 413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 504, 500, 511, 

515, 521, 531, 538. 
Carll, Timothy and wife, legacy, 211. 
Carll, Timothy, Jr., chosen Assessor, 457; chosen Trustee, 515, 521, 531, 

537 ; chosen Surveyor, 531, 538. 
Carll, Ananias, chosen Trustee, 385, 390, 394. 
Commons, established, 320, 332, 386. 
Chichester, James, agreement about land, 262. 

Chichester, James, Jr., elected Collector, 359, 361 ; chosen Trustee, 370. 
Conklin, Benjamin, will, 437. 
Conklin, Jacob, elected Trustee, 355, 356, 358, 359, 361, 302 ; chosen Super- 

yisor, 359 ; chosen Commissioner ol Highways, 390. 
Conklin, Thomas, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 406. 
Conklin, Piatt, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 409, 411, 413, 417, 426, 

433, 436, 443, 456 ; chosen Assessor, 399, 401 ; chosen Supervisor, 407, 409, 

411, 413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484, 4S7, 492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 

515. 521, 531. 538- 



564 INDEX. 

Conklin, Epenetus, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 399. 
Conklin, Philip, chosen Constable, 505 ; chosen Collector, 505. 
Conklin, £zekiel, chosen Constable, 537 ; chosen Collector, 537. 

Deeds, see index of. 

Deaths, Jeremiah Wood, 83. 

Dingee, Richard, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 406. 

Duck Island, sold to Alexander Bryant, 397. 

Docks, grants by Trustees of, in Huntington Harbor, 502, 510. 

Dean, elected Constable, 354. 

Estates, 50, 301, 309, 311, 318, 324, 330, 333, 338, 342. 
Eaton's Neck, assignment of patent, 302 ; deed of same, 306. 
East Neck, (south,) division of, 295 ; further divisions, 308, 328, 367. 

Family Records, of Jonathan Scudder, 18, 320 ; Richard Soper, 83 ; Edward 
Brush, 83 ; Jeremiah Wood, 83 ; Samuel Smith, 83, 57 ; Dennis Hartt, 83 ; 
David Roe, 83 ; Samuel Oliver, 84 ; John Mathews, 84 ; Jeremiah Smith, 115 ; 
Jeremiah Hubert, 318; Samuel Ketcham, 319; John Ketcham, 319, 402; 
Mary Carter, 320; Timothy Conklin, 320; Thomas Ketcham, 319 ; James 
White, 331 ; Thomas Brush, Jr., 349; William Soper, 357 ; Timothy Brush, 
361 ; Philip Ketcham, 371 ; Eliphalet Wickes, 398 ; Jeremiah Wood, 423 ; 
Isaac Ketcham, 434 ; Solomon Ketcham, 435. 

Fleet, Thomas, Capt., sent delegate to Oyster Bay and Stamford, 29 ; sent to 
'New York City, 31 ; chosen to purchase land of Indians, 40 ; chosen Collector, 
174 ; trustee grant to, 242 ; land division, 250 ; agreement about land, 262. 

Fence Viewex'S chosen, 98 ; surveyors to be, 330. 

Fleet, Gilbert, chosen Trustee, 537. 

Fishing and Fowling, strangers prohibited, 434, 436, 484, 

Ferry, established and hired between Huntington and Norwalk, 484, 516. 

Fleet, Simon, chosen Assessor, 361. 

Fires, to have care of, 436, 457, 516, 521, 531. 

Grants, at Town Meeting, see Index of. 
Great East Neck, south division of, 413. 
Gildersleeve, Thomas, chosen Trustee, 385, 390. 

Hartt, Dennis, married Mary Smith, 83. 

Hubert, Jeremiah, children of, 318 ; chosen Collector, 305. 

Harrison, Nathaniel, chosen Constable, 515, 521, 531, 511 ; chosen Collector, 

515, 521,531, 511. 
Higbee, Thomas, agreement concerning boundaries, 262. 
Higbee, Thomas, Capt., chosen Trustee, 324, 329, 333, 338. 
Hartt, Cornelius, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 406. 417, 426, 443, 484 ; 

Surveyor, 433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 487, 492 ; Trustee, 466, 456, 483, 487, 492 , 

Assessor, 457, 466. 



INDEX. $65 

Hobert, Szekiel, chosen Constable, 333. 
Hundreds, list of those entitled to, 154. 

Indians, private persons prohibited from purchasing from, 56 ; vote at town 

meeting to purchase three necks east of Sumpwams, 82 ; men sent to view the 
land, 82 ; order concerning purchaser from, 137 ; authority given to negotiate 
with, 257 ; town meeting confirms trustees' agreement with, and pro /ides mon- 
ey to purchase, 263 ; memoranda of deed by, 423. 

Jones, Eliphalet, his salary as minister fixed, 134. 

Jarvis, 'Williain, Trustees' grant to, 242 ; elected Trustee, 355, 356,359, 361, 

365, 3^5. 390. 394, 397, 399. 40i. 
Jarvis, Sarah, marriage agreement, 448. 
Johnson, Reuben, given permission to erect a gate, 479 ; agreement with 

Zophar Scidmore, 502 
Josiah's Neck, (South,) division ot, 513. 
Jarvis, William, Jr., elected Constable, 356, 358, 379 ; Trustee, 370, 372, 

379 ; Collector, 379. 
Jarvis, Thomas, chosen Collector, 373, 381 ; Constable, 373, 380, 381. 
Jarvis, Stephen, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 406. 

Ketcham, Samuel, children of, 319 ; appointed to purchase land of Indians, 

56 ; appointed to transcribe town records, 504. 
Ketcham, John, Sen., children of, 319, 402 ; chosen Town Clerk, 175, 242 ; 

chosen Trustee, 242, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318 ; chosen Surveyor, 242, 301, 309, 

311- 

Keteham, Thomas, children of, 319. 

Keteham, Philip, children of, 371 ; chosen Collector, 330 ; chosen Assessor, 
342, 355, 356, 359, 361, 363, 365, 368, 370 ; chosen to take account of intestate 
estates, 401 ; chosen Surveyor, 354, 357, 358, 359, 361, 363. 365, 368, 371, 401, 
406; chosen Trustee, 368, 371 -, chosen Town Clerk, 399, 401, 406; chosen 
Treasurer, 401, 406. 

Ketcham, Isaac, children of, 434 ; chosen Trustee, 504. 

Ketcham, Solomon, children of, 435 ; chosen Town Clerk, 413, 417, 426, 433, 
436, 443, 456. 466, 483. 484, 487. 492. 499, 504, 506, 510, 515, 521, 531, 537 ; 
chosen Treasurer, 413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484, 487,492, 499, 
504, 506, 510, 515, 521, 531, 537 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 417, 443, 
466,484,487,492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 515, 521, 531, 537; chosen Assessor, 
433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484. 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 521. 531, 537: 
chosen Surveyor, 426, 434, 436, 456, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 
5»5. 521, 531, 538 ; chosen Trustee, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499. 504. 50S. 5»0. 5»5t 

521. 531. 537- 
Ketcham, David, chosen Constable, 359. 
Ketcham, Joseph, chosen Constable, 521, 



566 INDEX. 

Keteham, Wathaniel, chosen Collector, 318 ; chosen Trustee, 365, 368, 370, 

372, 379> 380, 390. 394, 397, 399, 426, 433, 436, 443, 487, 492, 499, 504, 505, 
510 ; chosen Constable, 361 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 390, 394, 396, 

397- 
Kelsey, Stephen, bond to trustees of Town, 443, 515, 521, 531, 537 ; chosen 

Overseer of Poor. 504 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 531, 538 ; chosen 

Surveyor, 531, 537 ; chosen Assessor, 531, 538. 
Kelsey, Daniel, chosen Trustee, 379, 380, 385, 390, 394, 397, 399.401,406 

407, 409, 411. 

Leisler, Jacob, letter calling for soldiers, 32. 

Land Divisions, 47, 52, 203, 239, 250, 295, 308, 328, 342, 346, 367, 

Land Records, (See index.) 

Landings established, 327. 

Lloyd, Henry, chosen arbitrator, 334 ; bond of trustees, 376. 

Lloyd's Neck, boundary with, established, 376, 

Lewris, Joseph, elected Constable, 368, 370 ; chosen Trustee, 413, 417, 426, 

433, 436, 443 ; chosen Overseer of Poor, 499 ; chosen Assessor, 515, 521. 
Lewis, Daniel, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 390, 394, 397, 399, 401. 
Lewis, John, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 399, 402. 

Mathews, John, married Sarah Smith, 84. 

Moony, Silas, chosen Constable, 505. 

Mills, grant to Jonathan Rogers at Cold Spring, 14 ; grant to Benjamin Scudder 
and Thomas Smith for mill at Stony Brook, 87 ; grant to Benjamin Scudder at 
Cold Spring, 73 ; grant to John Rogers at Cold Spring, 99 ; grant for mill at 
Page's Cove, 370 ; grant by trustees to build at Freebody's Cove, 395 ; grant for 
samp mill, 443 ; grant by trustees to Sylvanus Townsend of mill at Stony Har- 
bour and his bond, 522. 

Married, Richard Soper to Deborah Stevens^ 83 ; Edward Brush to Hester 
Brush, 83 ; Samuel Smith to Mary Corey, 83 ; Dennis Hartt, to Mary Smith, 
83 ; David Roe to Elizabeth Ted, 83 ; Samuel Oliver to Annock Simions, 84 ; 
John Mathews to Sarah Smith, 84 ; agreemi nt, 448. 

Minister, Mr. Jones' salary fixed, 134 ; rate gatherers chosen, 309 ; Mr. Wool- 
sey to assist Mr. Jones, 332 ; rate levied, 354 ; men chosen at town meeting to 
endeavor to secure the compensation of Rev. Ebenezer Prime by free subscrip- 
tion, 391. 

Moubray, John, extract from his patent, 299. 

Neguntetague, division of, 343, 346. 

Oliver, Samuel, married Annock Simions, 84. 

Ogden, Richard, share in Half Neck, 52. 

Overseers of Poor, Trustees made such ex officio, 433, 436, 444 ; chosen, 456, 

466, 483, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 515, 521, 531, 537. 
Oakley, Samuel, chosen Trustee, 537. 



INDEX. 565^ 

Parsonage, Ne'W, to be bought, 522 ; land sold, 523 ; lot reserved, 66 ; Cora- 
niittue to take charge of funds. 531 ; bond given, 533 ; money raised for, 538. 

Potter, Dr., chosen Trustee, 499. 

Piatt, Isaac, Capt., chosen Constable, 362, 365 ; Assessor, 372,374, 380,383 ; 
Trustee, 380, 381, 383 ; to purchase land from Indian^, 40 ; Commissioner, 63. 

Piatt, John, chosen Trustee, 174, 333, 338, 339, 340, 342, 355, 356, 358, 361, 
362 ; exchange of land, 251 ; cliosen Collector, 356, 358, 483, 487 ; Assessors, 
338 ; take account intestate estates, 354 357 ; Commissioner of Highways, 394, 
396 ; Constable, 483, 487. 

Piatt, Epenetus, chosen civil and military ruler, 30 ; sent to New York with 
east "end men" to demand the Fort, 31 ; to purchase land of Indians, 40 ; sent 
as deputy to Southold, 60 ; sent delegate to New York, 71 ; sent delegate to 
confer with Governor, 6 ; chosen Trustee, 242, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 

330,333. 338, 339, 340. 342, 354, 356, 358, 359, 361, 362, 365, 36S; Town 
Clerk, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 333, 338, 340, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 361, 
362, 365, 368, 370, 372, 379, 380, 381, 383, 385, 390, 394, 396, 397 ; Assessor, 
301, 305, 309, 3", 318, 329, 330, 333 ; Surveyor, 301, 305, 309, 311, 324, 330, 
333, 338, 339, 340, 342, 355, 35^, 35^, 359- 361, 3^3, 365, 368, 371, 373. 379. 
380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399 ; Supervisor, 305, 309, 324, 330, 333, 
338. 339. 340, 342, 355, 356, 363, 365, 368, 371, 373 ; Town Treasurer, 379, 
380, 381, 385, 390, 394, 397, 399. 

Piatt, Phoebe, legacy, 202. 

Piatt, Hannah, legacy, 224. 

Piatt, Joseph, exchange of land, 251. 

Piatt, Jonas, Jr., chosen Constable, 305. 

Piatt, Jonas, Sen., chosen Collector, 324. 

Piatt, Jeremiah, exchange of land, 309. 

Patent, Epenetus Piatt and Thomas Powell sent to confer with the Governor, 6 ; 
charges concerning, ordered paid, 64 ; petition to (Jov. Leisler to return, 84, 
85 ; order in council that it be recorded, 90 ; people vote to have another patent, 
125 ; granted by Gov. Benj. Fletcher, 140 ; list of those who paid for it, 151 ; 
extract from Moubrey's, 299 ; assignment of Patent of Eaton's Neck, 302. 

Powell, Thomas, sent as delegate to confer with Governor, 6 ; bill against the 
town, 7. 

Pound-keeper, chosen, 99, 175, 301, 305, 318, 324, 330, 333, 341, 342, 339. 

Palmer, Judge, excluded from town, 71 

Piatt, Isaac, chosen Trustee, 397, 399, 401, 405, 408, 407, 411 ; Assessor, 385, 
390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 406, 409, 411, 413, 417 ; Surveyor, 397, 399, 401, 406, 
407, 409, 412, 413 ; Commissioner of Highways, 394, 396, 397, 407 ; to take 
account infested estates, 406, 409, 411, 413, 417, 427. 

Piatt, Epenetus, Jr., chosen Commission of Highways, 399, 401. 

Piatt, Zophar, chosen Surveyor, 397, 399 ; Trustee, 426, 433, 436, 443 ; 
Assessor, 426. 

Piatt, Zophar, Jr., chosen Constable, 492; Collector, 492; Trustee, 504; 
Overseer of Poor, 531. 



568 INDEX. 

Piatt, Jesce, chosen Constable, 417, 426, 433, 436 ; Collector, 417, 426, 433, 

436- 
Piatt, Obadiah, chosen Trustee, 456 ; Overseer ot Poor, 456. 
Piatt, Selah, chosen Constable, 499, 505 ; Collector, 499. 
Piatt, Justice, chosen Overseer of Poor, 466, 483, 487, 492. 

Roe, David, married Elizabeth Ted, S3. 

Rogers, Jonathan, grant for mill Cold Spiing, 14. 

Rogers, Joseph chosen Trustee, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 329, 333, 338, 
339. 340, 342, 354, 356, 358, 359, 361, 362. 

Rogers, John, exchange of land, 307 ; bond given Trustees for arbitration, 
334 ; arbitration with town, 334. 

Rogers, Hezekiah, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 401, 406 

Rogers, Obadiah, chosen Collector, 340 ; Trustee, 380, 383. 

Rights, declaration of, and recommendation to Congress, 535. 

Revolution of 1689, delegates sent to Oyster Bay and Stamford, 29 ; agree- 
ment to join Southold in demanding the fort, 31 ; Capt. Epenetus Piatt sent to 
New York to demand the fort, 31 ; town meeting held concerning affairs of the 
County, 31 ; Jacob Leisler's letter calling for soldiers, 32 ; a County Committee 
called to meet at Southampton, 33 ; town meeting authorizes sending men to 
take the fort, 33 ; deputies sent to Southold, 60 ; deputies sent to New York, 
60 ; Commissioners chosen to act in emergency, 63 ; compliance with the gov- 
ernment of Leisler ordered at town meeting, 71 ; the address of Huntington to 
Gov. Leisler, 73 ; welcome to Gov. Slaughter, 92. 

Soper, Richard, married Deborah Stevens, 83. 

Soper, William, children of, 357. 

Soper, Henry, land division, 239. 

Seudder, Jonathan, children of, 18, 320; exchange of land, 307 ; chosen Col- 
lector, 311. 

Seudder, Benjamin, elected Collector, 354 ; grant for mill given, 87 ; grant 
for mill right at Cold Spring, 93. 

Seudder, Jacob, elected Assessor, 381, 383, 385, 390, 394, 396, 397. 

Smith, Jeremiah, children of, 115. 

Scidmore, Joseph, his will, 463. 

Seidmore, Zophar, agreement with Reuben Johnson, 502 

Smith, Samuel, married Mary Corey, 83 ; cliildren of, 57 ; trustee grant to, 
242. 

Smith, Thomas, chosen take account intestate estates, 338, 339, 340, 342 ; 
chosen Constable, 340, 134 ; chosen trustee, 324. 

Small-pox, order against inoculation, 445, 454, 507, 512 ; Dr. Wiggins' bill, 456; 
rules concerning, 507. 

Stocks, erected, 363. 

Slaves, bill of sale of, 418, 419, 420. 

South Bay, lease by Islip to Huntington part, 481. 



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INDEX. 569 

Supervisors, chosen, 356, 358, 359, 361, 363, 365, 368, 371, 379, 380, 381, 383, 
333. 338, 339. 134, 242, 301, 305. 309, 311, 318, 330, 385, 390, 397. 399, 401, 
406, 407, 409, 411, 413, 426, 433, 436, 443, 456, 466, 484, 4S7, 492, 499, 504, 
506,511, 515,521, 531, 538. 

Smith, Jehiel, chosen Constable, 358. 

Stratton, Joseph, chosen Collector, 370 ; chosen Trustee, 379. 

Scidmore, Thomas, land surveyed for, 28 ; protest, 243. 

SumpTvams Week, Town Meeting authorizing its purchase, 40 ; division o^ 

388, 391- 
Smith, Bartholomew^, share in Half Neck, 52. 
Strangers, protest against their purchasing lands, 53 ; prohibited from fishing 

and fowling, 434, 436, 484, 505, 544. 
Sammis, John, appointed to purchase land of Indians, 56 ; sent as deputy to 

Southold, 60 ; chosen Townsman, 106 ; chosen Collector, 116. 
Sammis, David, chosen Constable, 309 ; chosen Trustee, 406, 407 
Sammis, Silas, chosen Collector, 342. 
Surveys of Land, for Thomas Whitson, 70 ; for Thomas Scidmore, 28 ; for 

James Valentine, 28 ; for Nathaniel Williams, 69 ; for William Brotherton, 77. 
Suits, against Joseph Whitman, 79 ; concerning title east of town line, 424, 427, 

447, 460, 482. 
Smith, Cornelius, chosen Constable, 301, 339. 
Sheep, keeper chosen, 118, 330 ; sheep law, 452. 
Sammis, Mary, her gift to the church, 519. 

Smith, Elizabeth, her will, 536 ; warning by Trustees against trespass, 544. 
Surveyors, elected, 354, 357, 358, 359, 361, 363. 365, 368, 371, 373, 38O, 382, 

383. 333. 338, 340, 342, 175. 242, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 330, 385, 390, 

394, 396. 397. 399. 4oi, 406, 407. 4^9. 4ii, 413, 4i7. 426, 433. 436, 443. 45^. 

466, 484, 487, 492,499. 504, 506, 511, 515, 521, 531, 538. 
Sexton, Charles, chosen take account intestate estates, 354, 357 ; chosen 

Trustee, 372, 381, 383 ; chosen, Constable, 311. 
Schools, teacher chosen, 310. 

Servant, bound to service, 454, 481, 488, 494, 518, 534. 
Smith, Alexander, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 

402, 406, 407, 409, 411 ; chosen Trustee, 406, 407, 408, 411. 
Scidmore, John, protest, 243. 
Sloss, John, receives assignment Eaton's Neck Patent from Alexander Bryan, 

302 ; will of, 341. 
Sabbath, no disorder to be allowed, 330. 

Scudder, Timothy, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 390, 394, 396, 406. 
Scudder, Moses, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 402, 406, 411 ; chosen 

Assessor, 407 ; chosen Surveyor, 407, 409, 412, 413 ; chosen take account in- 
testate estates, 434, 443 ; chosen Trustee, 409,413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443. 
Smith, Jonas, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 397, 399, 401. 
Stratton Samuel, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 399 ; chosen Overseer 

of Poor, 466. 



570 INDEX. 

Scudder, Timothy, Capt., chosen Trustee, 456, 466, 483, 492, 499 ; chosen 

Assessor, 457. 
Seudder, Henry, chosen trustee, 505, 510, 515, 521, 531. 

Taxes, 106, 113, 161, 176, 256, 300, 323, 331, 366, 452, 467, 479. 

To-wnsmen, chosen, 106. 

To-WTi Trustees, elected, 134, 174, 242, 300, 305, 309, 310, 318, 324, 329, 338, 
339, 340, 342, 352, 354, 356, 358,359, 361, 362. 365, 368, 371, 372, 379, 380, 
381, 383, 385, 390, 394, 397, 399, 401, 405, 407, 408, 4", 4i3> 417, 426, 436, 
446,456, 466, 483, 487, 492, 499, 504, 505, 510, 515, 521, 531, 537; made 
Overseers of the Poor, i".!: (?^«(7, 433, 436, 444; to manage all Town business, 
135 ; order concerning same, 167 ; order against cutting timber, 169, 449 ; 
order concerning cutting bark, 337 ; order against rams running on the Com- 
mons, 170 ; order concerning fines and damage by cattle, 170 ; authority given 
Thomas Powell to purchase land, 188; grant to Eliphalet Jones, 191 ; grant to 
Samuel Smith, 192 ; grant to Thomas Fleet, 192 ; authority given to treat with 
Indians, 257 ; minutes of meeting, 302 ; order new land divisions, 311, 332, 352, 
354, 363, 369, 382, 384, 418, 343, 349, 350 ; division of proceeds sales of land, 
312 ; establish a perpetual common, 320, 332 ; establish landing, 327 ; rates 
levied on lands, 351 ; permission given Benjamin Scudder to run his fence into 
the harbor, 355 ; permission given Reuben Johnson to erect gate on highway, 
449 ; bond to Henry Lloyd, 373 ; bond of Stephen Kelcy, 543 ; award of arbi- 
trators fixing boundary between Huntington and Lloyd's Neck, 376 ; John 

Rogers' bond to, 334 ; leave given Zophar Piatt to erect a building, ; lease of 

clay to Adam States, 415 ; concerning suit about land east of town line, 423; 
town charges, 425 ; order concerning fines, 444 ; order about impounding 
cattle, 445 ; order concerning small pox, 445, 454, 512 ; ferry hired out, 490, 
516 ; grant made for dock in Huntington Harbor, 502 ; grant of dock privilege, 
510 ; grant of mill privilege, 523 ; an apprentice bound to service, 518 ; declar- 
ation of political rights and recommendation to Congress, 535 ; deeds of marshes 
and lands under ^ater, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543 ; warning against trespass on 
South meadows, 544 ; order that eastern line be run and account of lands there 
be taken, 348, 349 ; order to lay out highways in Eastern purchase, 350. 

Tovm Clerk, chosen. 175, 242, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324, 329, 338, 340, 342, 
355- 357, 358, 359, 361, 362, 365 368, 372, 379, 385, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 
401, 406, 407, 411, 413, 417, 426, 433, 434, 443, 456, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 
504, 506, 510, 515, 521, 531,537. 

Townsend, Sylvanus, grant of mill and his bond, 522. 

TowTisend, James, chosen Arbitrator, 334. 

Townsend, George, chosen Arbitrator, 334. 

Tovvn Charges, 360, 364. 

Titus, John, chosen Trustee, 381, 383 ; chosen Collector, 333 ; chosen Consta- 
ble, 339. 

Town Treasurer, chosen, 379, 380, 381, 385, 390, 394, 397, 399,401, 406, 409, 
417, 426, 433, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 510, 515, 521, 531, 537. 



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INDEX. 571 

Titus, Capt., chosen Commissioner of Highways, 397. 

Town Meeting, order against cutting timber, 311 ; to sell land to pay quit- 
rents, 318; purchasers of Little Neck released, 341 ; land rate collected, 351 ; 
liberty given Jonathan Whitaker to set up a mill at Iligbie's Cove, 356 ; gather- 
ers of church rate chosen, 358, 360 ; a list of all estates to he taken, 365 ; the 
pound hired out, 365 ; lost records to be searched for, 366 ; Soper given mill 
privilege at Page's Cove, 370 ; sheep laws, 373. 410, 452, 515 ; collectors of Mr. 
Prime's salary, 391 ; vote to sell Duck Island, 397 ; two pounds ordered ex- 
pended, 418 ; vote against strangers fishing or fowling in tlu town, 434, 436, 
484, 505 ; measures taken to procure a school teacker, 457 ; men chosen to take 
care of fires, 457 ; rules concerning swine, 457 ; ferry hired out, 4S4, 4S7, 490 ; 
town charges paid, 490 ; town records copied, 505 ; a new assessment ordered, 
506; rules concerning small-pox, 507 ; men appointed to suppress disorder in 
meeting house, 512 ; a town doctor's bill, 513 ; a new pound ordered, 522 ; 
order to keep gates at Crab Meadow shut, 532 ; thatch, marshes, lands under 
water to be sold, 538. 

Wieks, Thomas, Jr., chosen Collector, 338. 

Wicks, Thomas, Capt., chosen Trustee, 333, 338, 339, 340, 242, 305, 309, 
311, 318, 329 ; chosen to take account of intestate estates, 333 ; chosen Sur- 
veyor,242, 301, 305, 309, 311 ; chosen to appraise estates, 243, 301, 309, 
311, 318, 324, 330. 

Wieks, John, Esq., chosen Trustee, 333, 338, 339, 342, 242, 301, 305, 309, 
311, 318, 324 ; chosen Appraiser, 338, 342, 301, 305, 309, 311, 318, 324 ; chosen 
Supervisor, 301, 31 1, 318, 329. 

Wicks, John, Jr. , chosen Collector, 301 ; chosen Constable, 324 ; chosen Sur- 
veyor, 324, 330, 342, 333, 338, 339, 340 ; chosen Trustee, 339, 342 ; chosen 
to take account of intestate estates, 339, 338, 340, 342 ; chosen Assessor, 340, 

342- 

Whiteker, Jonathan, chosen Assessor, 365, 368, 370 ; chosen Trustee, 368, 
380. 

Whitson, Henry, share in Half Neck, 53. 

Wills, John SIoss, 341 ; Benjamin Conklin, 437 , ^oseph Skidmore, 463 ; Eliza- 
beth Smith, 536. 

Watering Places, provided, 29, 442. 

Wolves, reward for killing, 99. 

White, James, children of 331. 

Wickes, Joseph, chosen Collector, 456 ; chosen Constable, 456. 

Wicks, Eliphelet, children of, 398 ; chosen Collector, 383, 385, 390, 394, 396, 
397. 399. 401, 406, 407, 409, 411, 413 ; chosen Constable, 383, 385, 390, 394, 
396, 397, 399, 401, 406, 407, 409, 411, 413 ; chosen Assessors, 406, 409, 411, 
417, 426, 413, 436, 443 ; chosen Trustee, 397, 399, 401, 406, 407, 409, 411, 413, 
417,426,433; chosen Town Clerk, 407, 409, 411; chosen Commissioner of 
Highways, 402, 406, 409, 411, 413, 417, 426, 433, 436, 443 ; chosen Treasurer, 
407, 409, 411 ; chosen to take care intcsted estates, 409, 411,413,417,427, 
433. 443 ; chosen Surveyor, 417, 426, 436, 443. 



572 INDEX. 

Williams, Jonas, Justice, chosen Trustee, 466, 504, 505, 510, 521, 531; 
chosen Surveyor, 506, 511, 521 ; chosen Overseer of Poor, 466, 521 ; chosen 
to take care of intestate estates, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 511, 515, 521, 
53I) 538 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 515, 521. 

Williams, Ifathaniel, chosen Overseer of the Poor, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 

5", 531- 

Wood, Jeremiah, children of, 423 ; elected Supervisor, 355, 357, 358, 359, 361, 
363. 365. 368, 371. 373. 379. 380, 382, 383 ; chosen Collector, 368, 309 ; chosen 
Surveyor, 314, 330, 333, 338, 339, 340, 342, 385, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 401, 
406 ; death of, 83 ; chosen Trustee, 456, 466, 483, 487. 

Wicks, John, elected Trustee, 355, 356, 358, 359, 361, 362, 368, 135, 329, 499, 
380 ; chosen Assessor, 372, 379, 380 ; chosen Surveyor, 355, 356, 358, 359, 361, 
363. 365. 368, 371, 373. 379. 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 397, 401, 399, 406 ; 
chosen Supervisor, 379, 380 ; chosen Collector, 87 ; chosen to lake account in- 
testate estates, 40 1, 406. 

Wood, John, Esq., chosen Trustee, 135, 174, 311, 333, 338, 339, 340 ; chosen 
Assessor, 116, 134, 174, 333 ; Chosen Surveyor, 175, ;^s^, 338, 339, 340, 342 ; 
chosen to take account ot intestate estates, 333 ; chosen Collector, 106. 

Wood, John, Justice, chosen Trustee, 329, 305, 318, 324 ; chosen Assessor, 
242, 330 ; chosen Surveyor, 301, 305, 31 1, 324, 330 ; chosen Ajjpraiser of es- 
tates, 243, 301, 309, 311, 318, 324, 330. 

Wood, Jonas, chosen to purchase land of Indians, 40 ; share in Halt Neck, 52 ; 
chosen Commissioner, 63 ; chosen Constable, 106 ; chosen Trustee, 135, 174, 
242 ; land division, 250, 307. 

Whitman, Joseph, chosen Collector, 363 ; chosen Commissioner, 63 ; chosen 
Trustee, 406, 407, 409, 411, 413, 417; chosen Surveyor, 407, 409, 412, 413, 
443) 456, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 504 ; chosen Constable, 521. 

Whitman, John, chosen Assessor, 338, 355, 359, 363 ; chosen Trustee, 342. 

Wicks, Jonathan, elected Trustee, 365, 370, 372, 385, 390, 394, 397, 399, 
401 ; chosen Constable, 338 ; chosen Commissioner of Highways, 394, 396, 397, 

399. 401. 

Wiekes, Thomas, chosen Trustee, 368, 372, 381, 383, 135, 174, 483, 487, 492; 
chosen Constable, 466 ; chosen Collector, 466 ; chosen to lay out land, 23 ; 
share in Half Neck, 52 ; chosen Delegate, 92 ; chosen Surveyor, 175, 499, 506, 
504, 511, 515, 521 ; dedicates land for a common, 386; chosen Commissioner 
of Highways, 487, 492, 499, 504, 506, 515, 521, 531, 538 ; chosen Overseer of 
Poor. 483, 487. 

Wiekes, Josiah, chosen Assessor, 407. 

Wood, Joshua, chosen Assessor, 457 ; chosen Trustee, 487. 

Wood, Israel, chosen to take care intestate estates, 443, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499, 
504,506, 511, 515,521, 531, 538; chosen Assessors, 456, 466, 483, 487, 492, 
499, 504, 506, 511 ; chosen Trustee, 456, 466, 515, 521, 531, 537 ; chosen Com- 
missioner of Highways, 466, 484, 487, 492, 499,504,506,511 ; chosen Over- 
seer of Poor, 456, 506, 511, 521 ; chosen Surveyor, 456, 466, 484, 487, 492, 
499. 504, 506, 5". 51 5. 521, 531. 537- 

Wiekes, Philip, chosen Commissioner of Highways, 401. 

Wood, John, chosen Trustee, 456, 499, 504, 505, 510, 515, 521, 531.