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FIRST PURCHASE. DLED. 1653 

From the original, still preserved, between glass plates, in the Town Clerk's office. 

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OYSTER BAY 

TOWN RECORDS 

Volume I — 1653-1690 

WITH AN 

APPENDIX 

Containing an Historical Sketch by George W. Cocks (who 

also prepared part of the copy for this volume in 1898 

for the Oyster Bay Historical Society) and 

various important documents. 



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN 
BY 

FREDERICK E. WILLITS 
DANIEL UNDERBILL 
EDWARD T. PAYNE 

Committee 



COMPARED, ANNOTATED AND INDEXED 
BY 



JOHN COX, JR. 



NEW YORK 

TOBIAS A. WRIGHT 

PRINTER AND PUBLISHER 

19 16 






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I hereby certify that I have compared or caused to be compared this 
printed volume v^rith the original manuscript records in my office, and 
that I believe the same to be a correct and exact copy of said original 
records, excepting interpolated matter as explained in introduction. 

CHARLES WEEKS, 

Town Clerk. 
April 6th, igi6. 
Town of Oyster Bay, 
County of Nassau, N. Y. 
Official Seal. 



PREFACE 



The publication of the old records of the Town of Oyster Bay 
is being carried on by the Committee under the following resolu- 
tion adopted at the Town Election on April 4th, 1911. 

RESOLVED, That Townsend D. Cock, Frederick E. Willits 
and James Malcolm be, and they are hereby appointed a com- 
mittee to have the Town Records of the Town of Oyster Bay 
transcribed, annotated as fully as possible, thoroughly indexed 
and printed at the lowest cost commensurate with good work and 
that the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars be, and the 
same is hereby appropriated to meet the expense of transcribing, 
annotating, indexing, printing and binding the records of the 
Town of Oyster Bay. That said work be done under the super- 
vision of the Committee above named, who are hereby appointed 
for that purpose and are to serve without pay ; that the Supervisor 
of the Town of Oyster Bay cause the said sum to be inserted in 
the next budget, to be raised by tax, and paid over by the Col- 
lector, to the Supervisor, to be drawn on the order of the said 
Commission, or a majority of them. 

The Historical Society of the Town of Oyster Bay had previ- 
ously, in 1898, undertaken this work, and had, through its secre- 
tary and historian, George W. Cocks of Glen Cove, prepared a 
typewritten copy of Book A, of the Book of Purposes, of the 
Court of Assize records and of some important unrecorded 
documents. These copies were carefully compared with the 
originals by Mr. Cocks and his daughter. The lack of financial 
support prevented the Society from continuing its work, and 
after the adoption of the above resolution by the town electors, 
the Historical Society, on November 23rd, 1911, placed its manu- 
script at the disposal of this Committee. 

Before the next biennial Town Election, James Malcolm, one 
of the Committee, died, and since the original resolution con- 
tained no provision for the appointment of his successor, and 
since it had then been ascertained that the appropriation was not 
sufficient to complete the work, a further resolution, empowering 
the survivors of the Committee to fill vacancies and authorizing 
them to sell printed copies of the records as issued, and to use 
the proceeds to carry on the work, was adopted at the Town 
Election of April 2nd, 1913. 

James Malcolm died September 16th, 1912, and James H. Lud- 
1am was appointed in his place April 1st, 1913. Townsend D. 
Cock died June 19th, 1913, and was succeeded by Daniel Under- 
bill, appointed February 19th, 1914. James H. Ludlam died 
February 17th, 1915, and Edward T. Payne was appointed his 
successor September 3rd, 1915. 



vi Preface 

It was intended that George W. Cocks, whose many years of 
research in Colonial history, both general and local, and in the 
records of the Town, peculiarly qualified him for the purpose, 
would be employed by the Committee to take the active super- 
vision and conduct of the work, but his illness and the infirmities 
of age made it impossible for him to carry out such a laborious 
task. It was apparent to the Committee that for the copied rec- 
ords to be of value the copy must be prepared and verified by an 
expert in such matters. After having the records transcribed 
down to about 1850, the Committee found in Mr. John Cox, Jr., 
a cousin of Mr. George W. Cocks, who has had large experience 
in examinations of early records, a worthy substitute to verify 
the transcript and read the proof, and to annotate and index the 
printed records. 

The Committee considers that its duty is to furnish an exact 
copy of the records, leaving it to the reader to adopt interpreta- 
tions and constructions of the matter recorded wherever the 
meaning is doubtful. The time expended in producing such a 
copy of the ancient volumes, with their many obsolete forms of 
spelling and writing, has largely increased the expense of the 
publication ; but we feel that the production of a dependable copy 
is the greatest necessity, and that to publish an incorrect or only 
approximately correct copy would be to waste the money of the 
Town. 

It is planned to publish the records, when funds are provided, 
down at least to 1800, in six volumes, of which this first includes, 
in general down to 1690, although some deeds and proceedings of 
an earlier date will appear in the next volume, as the old books 
were not always filled in exact chronological order. 

The Musketo Cove record shows the acts of the five proprietors 
of that Patent in subdividing and selling their land. It is of 
great importance in the history of titles to real property in the 
Township, but as the record has never been in the custody of the 
Town officials, it is here given as an appendix. 

The extracts from the records of the Court of Assizes are those 
originally furnished to this Town as particularly pertaining to it. 
They explain and illuminate interesting matters in the Town rec- 
ords, as this Court was a body of plenary power, both admin- 
istrative as well as judicial. 

There are also included in the appendix several deeds from 
the Indians not recorded in the Town records, but of prime im- 
portance, and a few unrecorded wills which are also important 
in the history of land titles. There are also included certain docu- 
ments of importance in the Town's history, which, though in 
print, were not before accessible to the average reader. 

The record book of Robert Williams' Patent, nearly as impor- 
tant as the Musketo Cove record, will, be available for the appen- 
dix in a later volume as also the Book of Marks, referred to 



Preface vii 

in these pages, and which contains interesting data. An index 
or digest of such very early deeds and wills pertaining to the 
Town as appear in the County Records of Queens County would 
also be of great value in connection with the Town records. 

The early Town records show to us a small band of pioneers 
struggling to establish themselves in their new homes and con- 
ducting their affairs in the Town Meeting, in which all took part, 
and the majority controlled. Their problems may seem simple to 
us, but their administration was excellent, and we who have had 
so many years of experience since then to guide us, would do well 
to study the direct way in which our forefathers met their diffi- 
culties and answered the questions coming before them. 

Frederick E. Willits, 
Daniel Underbill, 
Edward T. Payne, 

Committee. 



INTRODUCTION 



Seventeenth Century chirography is rendered more difficult by 
now disused forms of several of the letters, the many signs, ab- 
breviations and contractions used, the very small and frequently 
crabbed penmanship of many writers, as well as by the use of 
words and phrases now obsolete. Many of the Oysterbay Immi- 
grants were good penmen, and their spelling and grammar as 
shown in these records is fairly correct for that period. The 
second generation in the Colonies usually lacked in some degree, 
and the third still more, the culture of Old England, and their 
spelling and writing in these records show it, though not so much 
here as in some localities. Many words that appear to be badly 
spelled in these records are simply obsolete forms, as accar, acer, 
acker, acree, and aker, all ancient forms of the word which once 
meant the area an ox team could plow in a day. The eighteen 
foot pole is another example of forgotten custom, and not an 
attempt to defraud the Indians. The ancient English pole was 
of various lengths in different localities, 9, 12, 15, 16^, 18, 20, 
21 and 24 feet. That of eighteen feet was called "woodland 
measure." 

The most common contraction was the use of y for th, at the 
beginning of a word, with the remainder of the word raised, as 
y^ for the, y* for that, y'" for them, y" for then or than, etc. 
These letters have not been raised in this copy. Annoq Dom :, is 
Annoque Domini, now reduced to Anno Domini ; Instrum* is 
clearly instrument, y°'' is your and Decemb"" or X'^'' is clearly De- 
cember, but the many cases of such words as Decembe'' where all 
the letters are used show the subconscious mind of the penman 
halting between the contraction and the full word. A contraction 
of various forms, but always meant for the word delivered is 
best rendered by dd. Another contraction is in such words as 
w^'in, consid''ation, etc., where letters are raised in the middle of 
a word, usually to save a single vowel. A sign frequently used, 
and puzzling to the unaccustomed eye, is ^, used at the beginning 
of a word for par, per, por, also for pre, pri, pro, etc., as ^t for 
part, ^^cel for parcel, ^form for perform, ^^son or ^con for 
person, ^^mises for premises, ^tence for pretence, ^^ for proper, 
l^^ty for property, and in the middle of a word, as api^tenance 
for appurtenance, ap^bacon for approbation, etc. This sign 
properly sliould not be used for pre, pri, or pro, but a slightly 
different character, yet in John Newman's minute hand this dif- 



Introdziction ix 

ference is not noticeable. When c was substituted for ti, as in 
consideracon, a mark was used to indicate the sound. Writers 
generally did not double m in such words as common, but put a 
mark over the letter to indicate the omission of the second con- 
sonant. No attempt has been made to reproduce the superior 
marks and specially formed letters, except as here stated, as no 
increased clarity would result and the text would be confusing 
to the average reader. The use of capitals presents difficulties, 
and no two copyists would produce the same result. With some 
good penmen a large proportion of the words were capitalized, 
regardless of their importance, but omitting capitals in striking 
instances, as "god." The capitalization has been followed as 
closely as may well be done, rendering for the ancient capital F 
the nearest printable approximation, ff, and rendering capital / 
as such, though by some penmen written /. Among the letters 
whose forms have changed, are c, frequently made like a very 
short lower case ^ ; ^, so much like an o as to require much care 
in deciphering; g, made like a y with a dash across it; k, much 
like our h ; r, especially when raised, so much like the Greek e, as 
to be very generally mistaken therefor by untrained copyists, and 
when not raised sometimes so peculiarly formed as to easily be 
mistaken for rr. U and v are frequently but not regularly inter- 
changed, but in this particular they are here generally rendered 
as they were intended to sound. In the case of capitals they are 
rendered as given, as in Vnderhill. By the Eighteenth Century 
the present forms of the letters had generally prevailed, and fewer 
contractions were used. 

Where the mark used as a signature is an initial of the given 
or surname of the signer, it is here so given in parenthesis, as 

his 

John (J) Wright. In all other cases the mark is rendered as an 

mark 

X. The seal is always rendered by an O. Where the original 
is worn away the letters or words are restored, in so far as could 
safely be done, the restored matter being placed in square brackets, 
thus — "Jo[hn Newmjan." Interpolations of letters, words or 
sentences are in Italics in acute brackets, thus — "shall {not) mo- 
lest" — and are put in to explain or elaborate the text. Annota- 
tions are similarly printed. It may be remarked that this form 
of bracket has never before been used, and was specially made for 
this publication. The result is a copy verbatim et literatim et 
punctuatim, with the exceptions as to the peculiar marks herein 
noted. Many apparently clerical errors are faithful reproduc- 
tions of the original. 

The Book of Purposes, containing (with the exception of the 
First Purchase Deed) the oldest extant records, is largely in the 
hand of Matthew Bridgman, and the first few pages in an ink as 
black and distinct as if written two days ago instead of two and 
a half centuries. 



X Introduction 

Old Book A is, for the most part, in the large hand of Thomas 
Townsend, whose ornate capital R distinguishes him. He used 
few contractions or abbreviations, but made up by using a plethora 
of commas, without regard to their location or sense, and whose 
doubling of unnecessary letters is notable. Matthias Harvey's 
hand appears on some early pages, identified by the Greek e, rarely 
used at that period. A few documents are recorded in the hand 
of Thomas Webb, schoolmaster, and sometime Town Clerk, whose 
remarkable wrist movement produced interesting, if unusual, 
results. 

Book B was, by the internal evidence, begun 1684/5, and its 
480 tall pages were filled (except a few pages and parts of pages 
left blank) by 1698. In this brief period an enormous number of 
conveyances were recorded. The joint purchase of common land, 
the subdivision by allotment, the further subdivision of small 
plots, and the shifting and exchanging to get the land more con- 
veniently arranged, explain this. This Book B is mostly in the 
excellent penmanship of the Town Recorder, John Newman, 
who wrote a very small hand, full of the space saving devices in- 
herited from the age of parchments ; but an occasional page is in 
the large hand of John Townsend, who used few contractions, 
and no punctuation, and though apparently a rapid writer, formed 
each letter perfectly and to a true alignment at top and bottom. 

The map at the back of this volume is a necessary and impor- 
tant addition to clarify and explain the text, and to show the 
geographical relation of the various settlements to each other 
and to the adjoining towns. It has been prepared with the aid 
of George W. Cocks, and shows some of the early geographical 
names and places, and a few homes of the settlers, approximately 
correct. 

So many errors are made in copying old dates that the follow- 
ing explanation seems useful. 

Down to 1752 the Julian Calendar, established by Julius Caesar, 
remained in use in England. The Gregorian Calendar, by which 
most of the world now computes time, was introduced by Pope 
Gregory in 1582, at which time the greater part of continental 
Europe adopted it. The English Parliament considered it in 
1585, but did not adopt \. until 1751, when it was ordered that 
the New Style go into efifect the following year, 1752, which was 
to begin January 1st, and that eleven days should be omitted after 
the 2d of September 1752, making the following day the 14th. 
Russia still uses the Julian Calendar, and the difference is now 
thirteen days. The year formerly began March 25th (The Feast 
of Our Lady) but had been generally changed to January 1st 
(The Feast of the Circumcision) long before the English reform. 
Jn the Old Style December was the tenth month as its name 
indicates, January the eleventh, and February the twelfth, and 



^ew 


Style, 


1st 


Mo. 


2nd Mo. 


3rd 


Mo. 


4th 


Mo. 


5th 


Mo. 


6th 


Mo. 


7th 


Mo. 


8th 


Mo. 


9th 


Mo. 


10th 


Mo. 


11th 


Mo. 



Introduction xi 

while March was the first month, the first 24 days in it belonged 
to the previous year. 

Therefore for a long period preceding the reform, English 
dates between January 1st and March 24th inclusive, were com- 
monly expressed in both styles, as 1/Jan. 1695/6, 24/Mar, 
1695/6 or in Quaker parlance, 1/11 mo. 1695/6, 24/3 mo. 1695/6. 
The month is frequently denominated numerically in these earlier 
records, and by some who had no connection with the Society 
of Friends. The New Style was enjoined in the Dutch patent 
of Gravesend, 1645. The difference between Old and New 
Style is shown by the following table. 
Old Style. 
11th Mo. January 

12th Mo. February 

1st Mo. March 

2nd Mo. April 

3rd Mo. May 

4th Mo. June 

5th Mo. July 

6th Mo. August 

7th Mo. September 

8th Mo. October 

9th Mo. November 

10th Mo. December 12th Mo. 

One noteworthy fact shown prominently in these records is the 
amity between the newcoming race and the old in this community. 
The land was purchased from the Indians, who were always re- 
ferred to as the proprietors, for a valuable consideration, or in 
some cases given by them "for ye many kindnesses and favours 
by us ye sd Indians Reed." There is no case where the Indians 
make a claim of being defrauded or having their land taken by 
men of this Town without their consent and recompense. The 
one apparent exception appears in Nicholas Simkins' affidavit 
(see Appendix) and that shows only their impatience at the de- 
layed delivery of the eel spears and other useful things promised, 
and then needed, and was doubtless accentuated by the massacre 
of their people that year at Fort Neck. The prices paid appear 
reasonable when considered in connection with related matters. 
"One Kersey Coat each & every yeare of ye aforesd Indian's Nat- 
urall Life" might be worth more to the native than a piece of 
land good only for raising corn. Few parcels, however, were con- 
veyed by individual Indians. The land was generally sold by a 
few Indian Proprietors by and with the consent of the rest of 
the Indians, who had deputed them to that service. Life rights 
in hunting and camping on unimproved portions were frequently 
stipulated. 

The Immigrant population of this Township, together with 
most of the English on Long Island, differed from the Puritans 



xii Introduction 

of New England in degree rather than in kind. They may be 
considered as a modified wave of the Puritan migration, some 
being Immigrants who had spent some time in New England, 
some the children of such Immigrants ; few, if any, direct from 
England, and no Dutch till a later period. Although the Con- 
gregational Church did not take root here, Days and Times were 
not much recognized, and deeds were dated on December 25th. 
The earliest religious edifice was the Quaker Meeting House, 
built near Main Street, in Oyster Bay, in 1672. The Town Meet- 
ing was a little Parliament, as in New England, at first an abso- 
lute democracy, and the majority vote of the freeholders accepted 
new comers as Townsmen, on their application, sometimes with 
a proviso to live in the Town for five years, or, for land or 
privileges granted, to build a mill or bridge in a definite time. 
The bounty on wolves' heads or ears was frequently provided for, 
and the necessary "woulfe trap" had very probably been con- 
structed by joint action of the freeholders before the date of our 
earliest records, and probably consisted of a deep pit covered by 
light brush, with bait thereon. The oyster industry had not been 
developed, but the beds of shells, doubtless from the Indian feasts, 
were found so valuable for lime burning that the exportation of 
shells out of the Township was rigorously prohibited. Remains 
of such a shell bed still exist in Glen Cove, near the Landing. 
In the long struggle of the Colonists for civil and religious liberty, 
the position of "no taxation without representation" was here 
taken in 1681, probably the earliest instance in the Colonies. The 
high character of the citizens of this new community is only 
partly indicated by the absence from the records of much refer- 
ence to social disorders or crimes, by the comparatively few cases 
of difference brought to the attention of the Town Court, and by 
the general adoption of arbitration to settle such differences. 

That the community spirit of the Settlers is not yet extin- 
guished, this present enterprise of the Town, rising above the 
multifarious activities of the present to consider and perpetuate 
the fading records of the past, is ample evidence. 

New York, April igth, igi6. John Cox, Jr. 



BOOK OF PURPOSES 



"THE FIRST BOOK USED FOR PURPOSES in the 
Town of Oysterbay, 1658 to 1663," {so named by Jacob T. 
Bowne, of Glen Cove, who placed a new cover on the book in 
1868) a thin volume with all pages injured, and many entirely 
or partly worn aivay. 

The inside of previous cover contains a document in a dif- 
ferent hand from any other in the book and now so badly worn 
as to be practically illegible, hence not here included. 

As its contents now begin with 1660, there may have been 
another leaf lost since 1868, and perhaps several previous to that 
date. Certainly several leaves near the back have been largely 
worn away since Mr. Cocks made this copy in 1898, and the little 
volume is in such a state of decay that every touch wears away 
something. 



ip. 1 and 2 missing; p. 3) — December the 13 day 1660 It is this 
Day ordered and Agred by the towne that the fifte parte of all 
the south medows is John Richbells And to be layd out of the 
fortt-necke of midow belonging to oyster-bay. 

The towne have given unto Daniell Whithead a swamp lying 
betwene Robart WilHams and Mr Leaveredg for and in Consid- 
eration of A Deed deHvered unto the townes hands Conserrning 
oake necke And matinecoke the A bovesayd swamp Daniell 
Whitehead have sould unto John Richbell Merchant December 
the 13 day 1660 

Sould by Daniell Whitehead unto John Richbell one lott which 
Did formerly be long unto Edward Tytus sould by the A bove 
named Daniell with all the apertinances there unto be longing 
unto John Richbell merchant with A house december the 13 day 
1660 

Bought of William Levereg by John Richbell two lotts with the 
midows and all other apertanments there unto belonging are 
John Richbells December the 13 day 1660 



2 Book of Purposes 

The house and land that Daniell Whitehead bought of Robart 
Williams with all the apertanments thereunto belonging is by 
the before named danyell Whithead sould to Allexander Bryand 
of mill ford with the sixtenth lott of land at matinecok with 
A lottment of midow any where In our bounds December the 
13 day 1660 
(/>. 4 blank; p. 5 and 6 missing; p. 7) — December the 13 day 60 

It is this Day ordered by the towne that every inhabitant shall 
procure or caus to be procured one bushell of hayseed to be 
sowne upon the comon with in the space of one yeare after coming 
in to be an inhabitante 

It is this day ordered that noe man shall take in any swine or 
great cattell with out the consent of the towne ore that the 
Abovesaid cattell be properly his owne. 

It is this Day ordered that all the midows upon the east side of 
the millriver shall be sufficiently and well fenced in by ore before 
[ ] next insuing the date heareof 

It is this Day ordered that noe person ore persons whatsoever 
shall Dyrecktly ore indirectly sell eyther wine ore strong lickors 
to the Indians upon the forfiture of five shillings the first defalt 
and tenn shillings for the second And the third time to forfit his 
righte of midow to the Towne 

It is this Day ordered and Agred that ther shall noe man what 
soever sett Any stranger ore farriner A worke to falle ore cleave 
Any clapbord ore pipestaves tres for to be transported out of 
the towne ore the bounds thereof ore Any other timber whatsover 

It is {this") Day allso agreed that all the mdows shall be suffic- 
ently fensed with A generall fens made betwene this And the 
tweneth of Aprill next insuing the Date hereof 

It is allso Agreed that all Cornefeilds and hous lotts shall be 
suficiently fensed and the fens foure foute one hallfe hy at the 
least and this fense is to be looked over by three men and thay 
to give notis to the owners of the fense if it be not suficiente then 
the owner of the fense shall presently make it suficiente within 
foure dayes time or ells thees three men have full power to pull 
the sayd fense Downe 
(/>. 9) — The 13 day of december 

It is this day allso Agreed that theare shall be A pound made 
by the holl townsmen and to be fineshed by the laste of [ ] 

It is likequise Agreed this day that all the wholl townesmen shall 
goe the first munday in march to the bever swampe midows and 
matinecoke meddows to lay them out 

Ordered that Anthony Gill shall be survayer for the fensces 

Peter Wright hath layn Downe his right of middow and the 
Towne have given him the hasackes bounded on the south side 



Book of Purposes 3 

with John Dickesons and on the north side with willium Smithes 
Antony wright hath layd Downe his middowing and have Taken 
up that which is bounded on the south with willium Smithers and 
on the north side with peter wrights that was Edward Tytus 

This may sertyfie whom it may conserne that I Nicolas Wright 
for and in consideracion of an horse received of thomas Arm- 
itage I doe acknowleg to have sould my lott of midow being the 
sixth in number and lying betwene his owne and frances wilckes 

Is this day ordered and agreed by the towne that John batts 
shall have A hom lott containeing five Accores previded the said 
John doe buld an habitable house on the sayd lott with in the 
time of one yeare after the date heare of ore ells the A fore said 
lott to returne to the towne again for non^rformence & it is 
allredy forfuted to the Towne 

The first day of february 1661 

It is this day ordered by the Towne that every Townesman shall 
bring in all ther dews for wolf killing Against the next towne 
meting unto antony wright it being thre shillings A man 
(/>. ii) — John Dickenson have taken up foure acores of planting 
land bounded on the west side of the woods : and at the south 
eand: with the swamp: and on the east of henry disbrow: on 
the north End one comer upon the side of A round hill : and 
the other corner butting upon A swamp : december the ninetene 
Day 1660 

Henry Disbrow have taken up foure Acores of planting land 
butting against A round hill : on the north end : lying on the East 
side of John Dickenson and bounding upon the same swamp lying 
on the wast side of nicolas wright December 19day 1660 

Nicolas Wright have taken up foure Acares of land lying be- 
twene henry disbrows and nicolas simkins and boath ends bound- 
ed with the coman December the 19 day 1660 

Nycolas simkines have taken up foure Acores of land lying up 
on the east side of nycolas wright boath ends butting upon the 
comon the east side lying nere the soute path goeing to hempsted 
December the 19 Day 1660 

John Richbell have taken up tenn Acarres of land the norte end 
of cove neck lying East and wast december the one & twentyeth 
Day 1660 

Daniell Whithead have taken up tenn Acares of planting land 
lying in cove neck lying east and west Aioyneing to John Rich- 
bells December the one and twenteth 1660 

The first Day of february 1661 

All we whose names are heare under writen doe hereby Ingage 
our sellves that we will give frely towards the maintenans of the 
widdow croker so much Indian corne for a yeare begining at the 



4 Book of Purposes 

first Day of february 1661 and to end the first of february 1662 
previded we may be no more troubled with her more then the rent 
of the hous and that there be a person appointed to receiv it and 
to look to it and her that it may not be wasted, vis : so much corn 
as followeth 

John Richbell — 3 bushells John Tounsin — 2 bushells 

frances wekes — 2 bushells & hallf henry Tounsin — '1 bushells 
Robarte fforman — 2 bushells Thomas Armatag — 2 bushells 

Moyses fforman — ■! bushells John Tounsin— bushells 

Jonas hallsted — 2 bushells Ben hubard — 2 bushells 

Antony wright — 2 bushells John Bates — 1 bushells 

Samuell Andrews — 2 bushells John Dickenson — 2 bushells 

Nicolas wright — 2 bushells 

(/>. iJ) — John Dickenson have one house and lott lying at the 
south End of the street the east side of the lott bounds upon the 
Carte path the north end upon the comon and on the west side 
upon henry Disbrow with the first share of middow lying to the 
foresayd cart path the south end butting upon the street the 
swamp on the Est side on the north end peter wrights midow the 
fiftene day of february one thousand six hundred and sixty 

The last day of Jenuary it is this day ordered by the Towne that 
John Dickenson have and is granted by the towne An Adiccon 
of land lyin and Adjoyning To the reare of his lott being teen 
rod depe nortward January the last day 1661 next to his hom 
lott The first day of february 1661 

It is this day ordered by the towne that John Townsand siner 
shall have his tenn Acar lott lying on the west side of the mill 
river About hallf A mild from the mill and betwene toe hills 
[ ] the land being five Acares more ore les [ ] 

A towne Meeting, held this 29*^ Janr^ 1668 

Ordered yt forthwith ye Surveors are to lay out ye Ash Swamp 
& soe much upland to it, as yt shall see Convenyent: unto Nich- 
olas Davis, being a guift from ye towne: & also to lay out at 
ye poynt, of ye East side of Matthias, Harvys Medowe, a peece 
of Land Containeing, in length 30 foote & breadth 20 foot, & 
ye sd Nicholas hath Liberty, for ye makeing of a wharfe in to 
ye sea 

(/>. 15) — oysterbay the twelf day of february 1660 

Know all men by this presents ore home it may conserne that 
wee the inhabitants and purshesers of oyster-bay have bargained 
and sould and doe by this presents bargaine and salle from us 
oure Eayrs and Asignes for ever unto John Richbell merchant 
his Eaires and Asignes for-ever one river comonly called the 
could spring river And allso A sertaine trackt of land and trees 
in maner and form as followeth from the marked tree on the est 
side of the could spring River and is on the eat side of oure 



Book of Purposes 5 

bounds the lyne to rune south and by est unto the utermost end 
of our bounds the lyne is to run : And from the sayd marked 
tree upon A west and by south lyne A mild and A hallfe unto a 
tree by us then marked and from thence upon A south and by 
est lyne unto the utermoste of our limite And this trackt of land 
and Timber we the Aforesayd partyes have bargained and sould 
and doe this day allinate and Estrang from us our eaires and 
Asignes forever unto the Abovenamed John Richbell his eayres 
and Asignes forever secondly we doe bargaine and salle and have 
by this presents bargained and sould unto the Aforesayd John 
Richbell his Eaires and Asignes A right and preveledg of cuting 
of timber This Abovewriten was forbiden and so void and of no 
Efect. 

I Nycholas wright have sould unto Robart forman two whom 
(home) lotts which did formerly pertaine and belong to Thomas 
smith and John Tytus with all the share of midows and all 
other apertainements thear unto belonging exsepting one share 
of midow at hom which lyeth nere the Dock which did belong to 
John Tytus and all the land that was fenced in lying beyond the 
hill and on this side which was by them fenced in all this have I 
Nycolas wright sould unto Robart forman and owne mysellf 
fully satisfied and paid fourth day of June 1661 

Nisholas wright 
Matthew Bridgman 

Robart fiforman have one hollow valine of land containeing too 
Acres and half and eaight acares of upland ore planting land 
AJoyning thearunto lying on the est side of hempsted path the 
sixst day of november 1661 

(p. 17) — ff ranees weks have one house with A hom lott bounded 
upon the hollow south west with an Adicion upon the south side 
he hath more or over teen Acers of planting land lying on this 
side of mattinecook at the botom of the Endian feeld bounded 
by sagemore hill and the river on the west side and Richard 
Crabb on the east side the first day of November 1661 

September the 25 day 1660 

Know all men by this presents that I Ann Croker of oysterbay 
have sould to Richard Lattin of hunting Towne all my Right 
Tytle of housing and land which now we doe posses in oyster 
bay with all the preveliges belonging thereunto with all the Apple 
Trees now standing in the ground and the right that we have at 
the south middowes and this I Ann Croker have sould to Richard 
Latin Aires and Asignes exsecutors Administrators quietly to 
posses from me my Ayres exsecutors Admynistrators and 
Asignes witnes AnCrocker 

Richard ogden 
John carpenter 



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(p. — ) — It is agreed upon by the Towne that all trees great and 
smale in the street in the high way buting against any mans lot 
may not be cut nor gerdeled by any other man that is not the 
owner of the lot or land but all such trees are to be cut downe 
or let stand as the owner of the lot or land shall see good and 
if two mens lots meet on ye high way then each is to have the 
ordering the trees on halfe the breadts of the streete Joyning to 
his lot 

This 14*^^ of the 7*^ mo 1663 

Nicklas Wright ffrances Weeks and henry Townsend are chosen 
and apoynted to lay out the bovesaid teene eakers lots as neare 
as thay can keeping to quantitie and qualitie and not to spoyle 
conveniant high ways neither to suffer on man to chos a lot to 
the spoyling of other lots and thay are to have sixpence and eaker 
for laying it out 

(p. — ) — On this sixteene day of the tenth mo 1663 flfrances 
Weeks Niclas Wright and henry Townsend 

This 14*^ Day of the 7*** mo 1663 nicklas Wright ff ranees Week 
and henry Townsend are chosen and Appoynted by the Towne to 
lay out to evry Townes man that have a lot and right in common- 
ing 20 Eakers of land in the commone according to the order of 
the Towne as may be scene in the 42^^ pag of the Towne book 

Wee layd out to ffrances Weekes on the north west of saggamor 
hile neare Matinicuck Crick a peace of land 66 pole long and 26 
pole and ahalfe brood 

By the South end of the said ffrances Weeks his land abovesaid 
Nicklas Simkens have 7 eakers and 32 pole; 48 long and 24 
pole brood 

Next to the South side of the Above said Saggomore hill is 
a highway runing northest ward betweene the hils and west South 
west wards to the South sid of a little hassakie swamp on the 
South side of the said Nicklas Simkens his land and from thences 
the high way is to rune betweene the north west end of the next 
swamp one the South end of the same highway And so it runs 
down to the mars and along by it 

And next to the South side of the abovesaid highway being 
henry Townsends land it is 92 pole long and 40 pole brod in con- 
sideration of the swamp was the more land alowed for tweenty 
eakers 

Next to the south side of The abovesaid Henry Townsends 
Land abovsaid his Brother John Townsend had teen eakers it 
was lay out 40 pole square 

More southward Antony Wright had Teene Eakers layd out 
40 pole square 

One to the south of saggomor hill henry Townsend have 20 



Book of Purposes 7 

eakers with alowance ecoumpt of the swamp his right is 92 pole 
long and 40 pol brod 

{p. — ) — Wee layd out for Als Crab on the west side of the 
Mile River two teen eakers lots about 40 pole square each lot 
both the said lots ar neare ajoyning to that is cald the olde plant- 
ingfield but the two lots doe not Joyn togather 

wee laid out two Joseph sutten 20 eakres on the south of the 
mile river hollow to wards the head of the river 
It is 62 pole long and 55 pole brod 

and next to the said Joseph suttens estward sid Thomas armi- 
tag have 10 eakers It lyeth 48 pole long nex to the said Josep 
Sutten and 38 pole brood 

Beniemine hubard have 13 Eakers it is on the west ward sid 
of Joseph suttens It is 46 pole in breath and neare to the mil 
river streme and therfor alowance was given 

Mathias harvie have 20 eakers laid out on the estend of the 
runs that neare the begining of the mile streame betweene the 
runs and it reacheth neare the highway that goeth to hemsteed 
It is abought 60 pols long and 54 pole brod 

ffrances weeks have a teen eaker lot at huckelberie poynt it 
lyeth 48 pole long and 34 pol brod 

James Cok have a teene eaker on the south side of fifrances 
weeks his lot abovesaid it lyeth 48 pole long and 35 pole brod 

John Townsend Junior have a peace of land on the south sid 
of the way to bever swamp neare the ould feeld it is 64 long 
and 40 pol brod 

wee laid out for Robard furman at first 68 pole long & 24 pol 
brod and as much mor in breath or langht as he see cause to tak it 
as wil be 20 eakers is by the could spring bay soe that by himsilf 
and Moyses wee did conklud was 20 eakers on the 11 of ye 10. 
mo — 1664 

and then wee layd out to Jonas halsteed on oacke neck 20 eakers 
107 pole long and 30 pole brod 

John Undrell have 10 eakers between Nicklas wright land by 
the way to hemsteed and the high way it is 80 pole long and 20 
pole brod 

(/>. 27) — To all peple to whom thes presents may cum I Thomas 
Armatage of oyster Bay on long Iland planter send greeting 
know ye that I the said Thomas Armatage for divers good causes 
and consideracons to me there unto especially moved have and 
by thes presents doe f rely and Absolutly with out any reservasion 
fraud ore covin <a secret agreement to defraud or injure another. 
Obsolete legal term) and notwithstanding any act of mine all redie 
past by me in my Last will and testament which will and testa- 
ment I Doe heareby declare voyd and as to any thing contra- 



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dickting this my deed of gift I grant give and bequeath Unto 
And Lyllestone likequies of oyster bay Aforesayd whom by gods 
permission I entend to make my weded wife To say A bay mare 
of five years oald ore there A bouts with A starr in the forehead 
of the sayd mare with all the increass that shall Aries ore shall 
Aries out of the sayd mare from this day forwarde forever more 
and keping for the sayd mare and all her increass as from her 
may Ariess and hers deuering my lyfe freely allso at my deseas 
I the sayd Thomas Armatage doe by this presents frely and Ab- 
solutly from me give and bequeath unto her the sayd Ann Lille- 
stone my entended wife toe of my best cowes millsh ore not 
millsh which the sayd Ann Lilleston shall like best of Amongst all 
my catell remayning at my death to have posses and injoy frely 
peasablely quietly forever to her her executors Administrators 
ore Asignes more over I give and bequeath to the sayd Ann 
lillestone my now dwelling house settuated in oyster bay Afore- 
sayd with all my holl lott of orchard and garden there unto 
belonging to be by her frely posesed After my deceass deuering 
her life and no longer but all the furniteur houshould stuf apper- 
tainements and movAbles therto at my deceass appertaining or 
belonging I frely grant give and bequeath to her her heires for- 
ever notwithstanding that aforesayd any clauses ore act in my 
A foresayd last will and testament contradickting ought in the 
deed of gift mencioned which sayd will and testament I as above- 
sayd by thes presents null and make voyd as to all intents and 
purposses contradickting this my deed of gift but upon the de- 
ceass of Ann lillestone then the sayd house land orchard and 
garden are to returne unto my eayres exceceutors Administrators 
unles ther remaine issue of my body begotten of the body of the 
sayd Ann lillestone then the sayd house orchard garden and land 
to remaine unto the sayd Issue forever 

{p. J5)— Oyster Bay the 24*^ of ye first mo 1661. 

These p''sents declareth to all people and nations whom it may 
consarne yt ye Towne of Oyster Bay in Long Hand in New Eng- 
land on considerations of barks and other Vessels yt coms into 
our harbor lest any should bring to-backo heather to deprive ye 
king of his custom ether derectly or inderectly by a pretence of 
landing it heere and then sele it to ye Duch And lest it should be 
reported or Understood that wee doe countinance or connive at 
such prosedings wee doe manifest our dislike and doe alsoe de- 
clare against all such prosceedings and doe heerbie ^hibbit any 
of ye Towne from giving any incorridgmentt to any that way: 
for wee are in minoritie and have not order to custom Tobaca 
neither doe wee know what it is And Therfor wee desire all to 
forbeare coming heather on any such acount as wee have declared 
against as above said 

Henry Townsend: serr {Sr.") 



Book of Purposes 9 

the bove said was the agreement of the said Towne and was 
posted that all might see it 

(^. 5^)_This 13th of ye 6. mo. 1662 

The Towne of Oyster Bay have given libertie to frances Weeks 
to choes ether of the seaven Meadow lots that is it Unchosen at 
Matinicok by vertu of the grant of it to henry Townsend who 
have payd antony Wright for the purchesing of it. & ye said 
frances have chosen the third sher bovesaid seaventh sheare & is 
from mee in exchang henry Townsend 

It is alsoe agreed by ye Towne yt John Dickeson is to have ye 
next chouce for on<^> meadow lot at the above said matinecuk 

It is alsoe agreed by ye Towne 

That Anthony Wright is to have all ye meadow liing betweene 
two Creeks yt lieth on ye est side of matinicuk maine Creeck 
Northest sid of the bridge In consideration of ye meadoe that is 
henry Townsends Joyning to his other lot 

A house lot is granted by ye Towne to Robart Cols this ll*** 
of ye seven m. 1662 conditionally hee fence and bild in a yeare 

This 29*^ of ye 7m 62 it is agreed upon by ye towne yt John 
Risbile is to have ye first meadow sheer at matinicuk next to ye 
beach and is to be laid to ye house & lot yt was Edward Tittus e's 
When hee puts an inhabitent on it by way of sale 

This 27*^ of ye 7m 1662 it is agreed Upon by ye Towne yt Rich- 
ard harkut is to have ye meadow sheer at matinicuck yt is in num- 
ber. 17. and it doth beelong to ye lot yt was ye widow Tittus 

It is allsoe granted by the Towne yt Daniell Weeks is to have ye 
4''' lot.or.sheer at ye said Matinicuck of meadow to his house lot 

This 7**" of ye 8m. 1662 it is this day ordered by yt Towne yt all 
generall work & charges about ye mill ye widows house & ye .3. 
bridges is to bee ritly levied Upon evry man according as thay 
have lots and rights in ye Towne and after lawfull demand if that 
hee or thay doe refus to pay the towne doe by this order & agree 
that ye cunstable have by this powre to seas on soe much as will 
answer to pay this due charg 

(/). 41^) — Naighbors wee did send you afew lines in which wee 
did desire to know your grownds of mowing our medow and to 
appoyntt a man or more with your deeds &c : and wee should doe 
the like and and the differance if thay could But you have sent 
to Us to meet two of your men at the south only two see if there 
bee any diffarance. But wee are ^swaded that you know ther 
is a difference and wee ^seave it alsoe and therefore to send men 
soe farr it wilbe some charg and to noe purpase notwithstanding 
wee had condescended to send the day you apointed but wee 
Judg ther is reasone to the contrary ; that is : wee are newly 
enformed yt the endians that sould us the medows are gone to 



10 Book of Purposes 

warre and therfor it is not lik to have them soe soddene with us 
as next fift day But we shalbe willing to meet you ane othere 
time when the Endians can be had which can declare sumthing 
towards clearing matters as well for one as the other ; and ther- 
for to send att such a time it may be sumthing to the purpase; 
and wee doe by this forbed you mowing our medow from this 
time forward without our leave or lissence 

(^, 42) — This third of the seventh mo. 1663. It is this day 
ordered and agreed Upon by the Towne that evry enhabitent of 
the Towne is to have .20. tweenty eakers of land in the Common 
without a mile of the Towne given and granted to them teire heirs 
executors Administrators or assigns for ever for theire owne 
proper rigight tittle and entrest from the Towne But such as 
have taken Up land all readie: within a mile of the Towne or 
more ; shall in Joy it as part of thire tweentie eakers above said ; 
But if any are not willing to tak Up tweenty eakers hee or thay 
may take Up teene: and pay the lesse in common charges but 
such as tak Up teenty eakres such are to pay the more to all 
Just chargis wheather the land be improved or not And all such 
as have not taken Up thire first teene Eaker lots allready thay 
are to have thire choyce in order as the place thay posses is in 
antiquitie and the rest in order as thay come in to be Townsmen 
And in the next choyce thay that ware the first commers are 
again to have the first choyce for the next teene eakers and the 
rest in order as abovesaid evry house lot in the Towne already 
granted are to have tweentie eakers annext Unto it as abovesaid 
But such as have not taken Up thire first teene eakers thay have 
a munths time from the dat heerof to tak it and after the first 
munth is expired the first commers are to begine and to mak 
thire next choyce of thire teene eakers all in order as thay com 
as abovesaid But the above said lots are all to remaine common 
for timber Untill it bee fenced and alsoe on the east end of the 
Tow from the second runne with the south hils to the fresh 
pond are resarved for house lots for mens sons that are p'"sent 
enhabitents and it is alsoe to runn with the East hils to the 
woulfe trap. 

(/>. -^J)— this 14th ^ay of the T-^ mo. 1663 Nicklas Wright flfran- 
cis weekes and Henry Townsend are chosen and appoynted to 
lay out the bovesaid teen Eaker lots as neare as thay can keep- 
ing to quantitie and quallitie and not to spoyle convenient high- 
ways neither to suffer on man to chos a lot to the spoyling of 
other lots and thay are to have sixtpence an eaker for laying out 
This 14th (lay of the 7'^ ^^ 1553 j^ jg t^jg ^j^y ordered and 
agreed yt if any ^son or parsons that transgressis or breaks any 
order or agreement all readie made ether directly or indirectly 
is by this order bound to stand to the Judgment or sence of the 
Towne 



Book of Purposes 11 

This \A^^ of the seaventh mo. 1663 

It is this day ordered and agreed Upon by the Towne that evry 
present enhabytent of the Towne according as thay have appeared 
in common chargis about the Mill work are to have for time to 
come for ever the full right tittell and entrest of common rights 
and privilidgs to them thire heirs executors administrators or 
assigns Daniell Weeks Jacop young and Joseph Sutten are ac- 
cepted to have the lik privilidg 

This. 14*^. of the seaventh. mo : 1663 

It is this day ordered and agreed that all the medows on the est 
of the bever swamp river except the neck of medow all ready 
granted to Antony wright are all to remaine common ^petually 
and not to be given out nor sould nor any ways to bee dispossed 
of directly nor endirectly by any party magor nor minnor with 
thout the Joynt and Unaninous consent by order of evry towns- 
man And all the salt marshes on the est end of the Towne and 
that are about cove neck are alsoe to remain common as the 
other abovesaid except such meadows all ready granted or ingaged 
befor this time ; and noe man or men are to mowe any of the bove 
sayd medows befor ye 15*'^ day of sixt mo. from this time for- 
wards for ever and then but one mower a day for a lot 
{p. 44) — This 21*1^ of the W^ m 1663 it is this day ordered by 
the Towne that Joseph halsteed have a house lot granted him of 
the land that was reserved for mens suns at the est end of the 
Towne 

{p. 45) — This Wrighting Wittneseth that we whose names are 
heere Under Written have bargioned and sould ; and by these 
presents do grant bargen and sell Unto Daniell Whithead of oyster 
Bay all and singuler all that neck of land meadow and all other 
the apurtinances thereunto belonging liing and being betweene 
pine Hand and matinococke comonly caled and knowne by the 
Nam of Oake neck and further giveng and granting Unto the 
said Daniell his heirs Executors or assigns full powere and pos- 
session therof from all tittles or demands what soever either by 
Indians or any other in there nam in wittnes wherof wee have 
heereunto set our hands this 24*^ of 9^^^ 1658 
signed and the mark X of 

dilivered in the p''sents of Josias of 

John Laughtone and Rogers mark 

Joseph Smith 

This 25th of the first mo 1664 

The Towne is contented that John Undrell Junior shall have 
the house lot that was granted to his ffather with comon rights 
And the Towne have alsoe granted the said John Undrell meadow 
shear at matinicuck 
(p. 46) — This second day of the 3 mo 1664 It is this day ordered 



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by the Towne That ffrances weeks Jacob yong & John Cols are 
Chosen and apoynted to Use thir endevour to bie Matinicuck 
land of the endians 

{find of Book of Purposes) 



BOOK A 



The Old Book A had become badly worn by 1742, and was 
then copied into a new Book A, omitting many things not then 
considered of value, marriages being particularly mentioned 
among the things "of small moment" not included. The new 
Book A opens with a preamble giving the history of the trans- 
script. A large portion of the old Book A fortunately still exists, 
and this copy is made from that Old Book A so far as it could 
be used, and from the New Book A in those parts where the Old 
Book A is noiv deficient. The New Book A was very thought- 
fully made almost entirely a page for page copy, which much 
simplified this use of the two books. As here given the page of 
the original is clearly shown as " — (p. 7 Old A) — " or " — {p. 7 
New A)—". 

The size of New Book A is 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, with 550 
pages. Old Book A is of same size and shape. 

New Book A, besides the transcript of Old Book A, contains 
on pages 1 to 150, inclusive, at the back, reversed, deeds recorded 
circa 1742-1750. These will be given in their proper place in a 
later volume. 



{p. A, New Book ^)— WHEREAS ye Ancient Book of Records 
Called A: being Very Much Defaced and Torn and Likely In a 
Little Time to be Extinguished, therefor In Order to perpetuate 
ye sd Records the free holders of ye Township of Oysterbay : 
Did (amongst other things < j > at a General Town Meeting held 
In the Town house ye sixth day of April 1742 by a Unanimous 
Vote Depute Samuel Underbill and Samuel Willis to Transcribe 
ye said Record Into a New Book as may Appear by the said Vote 
as it stands Entered In ye records of sd Town in Lib : F : folio 43 
(In these words) And at ye sd meeting Samuel Underbill and 
Samuel Willis were Chosen by ye Major Vote of the freeholders 
to Transcribe ye old Book Called A: Into a new Book Now Know 
Ye that we ye sd Samuel Underbill and Samuel Willis In pur- 

13 



14 Book A 

suance of ye sd appoyntment have accordingly Transcribed the 
sd Book of records before recited Into a New Book or so much 
thereof as we conceive to be any ways Essentiall for the Estab- 
lishment of any Title of Lands (Either by deed or Survey) or 
what Else worthy of memory and such part or parcell of sd old 
record which we did not apprehend to be needfull or worthy 
of memory which Consists Cheifly of Justices Courts Marriages 
and such Like Maters of small moment we have Left Blanks and 
Vacancies in the New book for ye sd Towns further Considera- 
tion which sd Transcription we have Impartially Done according 
to ye Best of our Judgment and Understanding as witness our 
hands this Twentyfirst day of January seventeen hundred and 
forty Two three Samuel Underbill 

Samuel Willis 

WHEREAS Samuel Underbill and Samuel Willis the persons 
which were apoynted to Transcribe ye Old Book of records 
Called A: Into a new Book Informed us (to wit) David Seaman 
and pen Townsend that they had accordingly finished the sd 
Transcription and desired us to Ishue out a warrent to ye Con- 
stable to warne the freeholders of the said Town to assemble 
themselves at ye Church (or townhouse) In Oysterbay to Con- 
sider of some Methord to Establish ye sd transcription as may 
appear by ye warrent Entered in ye records of ye Book F. In 
folio 45: (In these: words) 

Queens County. To the Constable of Oysterbay You are hereby 
ordered and Directed upon recept hereof to warn ye freeholders 
of ye Town of Oysterbay by affixeing up advertisements at Least 
in four of ye most publick places of the Town to assemble them- 
selves together at ye Church (or Town house) in Oysterbay ye 
first day of february Next Ensueing it Being on Tusday In 
order to view ye Book of Records A : which is now Transcribed 
pursuant To a vote passed by ye Town for that purpose att — (/>. 
B Nezv A) — Att our Yearly Meeting Last Past and to Consider 
of some Meathord for ye Establishment of ye sd Transcription 
Given under our hands and Seals this 22'^^ day of January 1742/3 

David Seaman 

Justices 
pen Townsend 

Subsequent to ye abovesd warrent ye Constable (Samuel Shaw) 
Did set up Several advertisements for that purpose which were 
In the following words 

Advertisement. 

To give Notice to ye freeholders of oysterbay for a Town meet- 
ing ye first day of february Next at ye Church in oysterbay In 
Order to Compare ye Book of records Called A: which is now 



Book A 15 

Transcribed pursuant to a vote passed by ye Town for that pur- 
pose Oysterbay January ye 24^^^ day of 1742/3 

Samuel Shaw: Constable 

And In pursuance of ye above Said warrant and Notification 
the freeholders Assembled themselves at ye Time and place above 
Said and made ye following order (In these words) At a Town 
meeting held at ye Town house in oysterbay the first day of 
february 1742/3 In pursuance of a warrent Under ye hands and 
Seals of David Seaman and Pen Townsend (Justices) to warn 
ye freeholders of Sd Town to assemble them Selves at ye Time 
and place above Said in order to Consider of Some Methord for 
ye Establishment of ye Sd Transcription of ye records of ye 
book A: Att ye above Sd meeting it was Voted by a Unanimous 
Vote of the freeholders assembled as afore Sd that David Seaman 
and Pen Townsend were appoynted and Impowered to Compare 
ye Transcription of ye above Sd Record as now made by Samuel 
Underbill and Samuel Willis and To make report thereof at ye 
next Anual Meeting to be held ye first Tuesday of Apriel Next 
Now this Is to Certifie to all persons whome it may Concern 
that we ye above named David Seaman and Pen Towns- 
end according to ye order of our Appoyntment have 
revised and Compared ye above Sd Transcription and 
Doe find the Same fair and Impartially done (Saving 
Some Small omissions which we have Corrected and 
amended < ) > and that ye Sd old book of Records Called 
A : having Some things therein Contained which ye 
persons before appoynted to Transcribe ye Same thought 
not Essenciall or worthy of memory did not Transcribe 
Which we have also veiwed and are of Oppinion Not to 
be any ways Nessesary for ye Establishment of Lands 
or any other mater of moment whatsoever In witness 
hereof we have Set our hands this fifth Day of April 
1743. 

David Seaman 
Penn Townsend 

(/>. C, Nezv A)— Ait A Towne held ye 5'^ Day of Aprill 1743 In 
ye Meeting house In oysterbay Whereas at our Last. Annual 
Town Meeting Held in April Last 1742 itt was Voted and agreed 
by afree and Unanomus Vott by ye ffree holers of ye Town that 
our Ancient Book of Records Called A Should be Transcribed 
Into anew book itt being Much Defaced and att ye Same Time 
Samuel Underbill and Samuel Willis Where oppointed to pre- 
forme ye Same and anding (sic, but evidently intended for 
accding, i. e. according) to there appointment thay have fin- 
ished The Sd: Trascription and Made report there of Unto 
David Seaman and Penn Townsend Justices Ishewed out there 



16 Book A 

Warrant to the Constab To Notifie ye ffreeholders of Town to 
Assembley them Selves Together on ye ffirst day ffebuary 1742/3 
at ye Town House Inoysterbay to Consider of Som Methord for 
ye a Stablishment of the Sd Transcrpting And purSuant To the 
Said Notification ye ffreeholders and Inhabitatces att ye Sad 
Time And and by affree & General Vott Did Appoint David 
Seaman and Penn Townsend to Examian Compeare ye Said 
Transcription which they Now Report to this Meeting that they 
have Carefully Done and Do find that the Said Transcription To 
be ffaerly and Impertially Done That is So much thereof as 
Releats To the Title of Lands or what Else was worthy of 
Memory (Saveing Some omishions Which they have Corrected 
and Amended < ) ) therefore, this Meeting Taking into Considere- 
tion ye aforesaid p'"cedings and being Willing To Confirm ye Sd : 
Tracription Do by affree and Unanomias Vott of us the ffree- 
holders here Assembled Do give accept Corrobart and Confirme 
the Sd Trascription acording as it is, alredy proformed by ye 
Persons before appointed & acordly order Itt to be Lodg'd with 
The Clark of The Town as a Record 

{p. D, New A) — Wittneseth these Presents that I Jonas Halsted 
of Strattan Island Within the County of York In America Hus- 
bandman Have Sold And by these Presents Do Sell Assigne alien- 
ate Make Over & Estrange for Ever from Me My heirs Executors 
administrators & Assignes all My Right Title Intrest and Claims 
In and Upon a Certaine Messuage or Teniment of Land Lying 
scituate and Being In oysterbay Upon Long Island Within the 
County of York Afore Said which Said Land Lyeth Bounded 
as followeth Viz : the House Lott Bounded with the Lott of Mark 
Megs Easward the Woods on the South the Lott of Richard 
Harkers West and the Street Northard and with awhole Share 
of Land Upon Hog Island And Half ashare of meadow att the 
South formerly Thomas Armitages and ashare of meadow Lying 
In oysterbay Bounded With the Meadow of Robert firmon West 
and the Meadow of Richard Harkers East With Privelege of 
Comonage both for Pasture and Timber and other Rights Emuni- 
tyes WhatEver With a Lott of Meadow Att Metenicok Lying 
Between the Lott of Richard Crabs Southard & Walter Salters 
Northard Containing Twenty acrees of Land allready Laid out 
In Cove Neck and his Dwelling House and all other out Houses 
Standing Upon the Said Lott att oysterbay With gardons Or- 
chards Pastures and all WhatsoEver Is there Unto Belonging Or 
appertaining or hearafter to appertain any Ways WhatsoEver as 
fully and amply as May be Mentioned by any Deed or Convey- 
ance WhatsoEver as Largly as he : the Said Jonas Might or Could 
by any Purchase gift or Consideration order all Which Before 
Mentioned Premises the Said Jonas Hath Sold Unto Richard 
Marker of oysterbay aforesaid Husbandman his Heirs Execu- 



Book A 17 

tors administrators and Assignes forEver for him the Said Rich- 
ard To Have and to hold occopy Possess & Enjoy for him and 
his Heirs for Ever Without Trowble Exceution Melestation of 
any Person or Persons WhatsoEver and I the above Said Jonas 
Halsted Have Received full Satisfaction for the above Sd Prem- 
ises In Wittness whereof I Have Hearunto Sett my hand and 
Seale this Thirtyeth Day of May In oysterbay abovesaid and In 
the Eighteenth year of his Majesties Reign of Sovereigne Lord 
King Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England 
Scotland france and Ireland Defender of the faith Anoq Domini 
1667 according to the Computation of the Church of England. 
Signed Sealed and delivered Jonas Halsteade O 

In the Presents of 
Simon Lane 
Samuell firmon 

(/>. 1, Old A, Fragment) — In Oyster the 17^^ of June 1665 
These presents testify that I John Scott for divers & sundry 
Waighty Causes and Considerations me therevnto moving, have 
by these presents (by and with the desire and consent of Hal- 
lelujah Fisher) transmitted and assigned over the Sd Hallelujah 
Fisher his Indenture and the remainder of his tyme therein ex- 
pressed, vnto Thomas Owen of Maryland mercht: Hee the Sd 
Thomas Owen having ingaged himself by a Certaine Writting 
vnder his hand and seal to Instruct him in Negotiation according 
to the Custom of the Countrey, as by the Said writing bearing 
date with these presents More fully appeareth. Given vnder my 
hand and seal At Oyster Bay in Long Island in New England 
this 14th of June 1665. 

Signed sealed and delivered John Scott O 

in the presence of us 
John Richbell 
Thomas Rushmor 

Be it Remembred that I Hallelujah Fisher do hereby Ac- 
knowledge the assignement above written to be according to and 
with my desire and full Consent and ample testimony of the 
truth thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the same day 
and year above written Be it Remembred that the said Thomas 
Owen is not to dispose of me from him to any other, nor am I 
to serve any other but himself & so I say 

Signed sealed and delivered Hallelujah Fisher O 

in the presence of us 
John Vndrill 
Nicholas Wright This is a true Coppy 

Be it known Unto all men by these presents that I John Richbell 
Merchant living in Oysterbay on Long Island In New England 



18 Book A 

have fully and freely sold unto Matthias Harvy of Oyster Bay 
on Long Island in New England ye house & Land yt he is now 
in posestion of which was formerly called ye [ ] house, 

w*'' ye said house platt of Land & lot of Land, yt was old Wash- 
bourns lying about South East from ye said house ye South End 
of ye Said Lott buting one ye Maine Streete, of ye Towne, & ye 
west side Joynes, to a highway yt is in ye ash Swampe ye North 
End, Joynes also to a highway & ye Eastside bounded w*'^ a 
Lott, yt is ye abovesaid John Richbells Seaven Ackers more or 
less & a Share of Medoe, yt was Peeter Wrights, neare ye said 
house one ye East Side ye house, all Towne highwayes Excepted, 
and all ye Medoe on ye West Side of ye Dock, Creeke to ye 
Share of Medoe, yt is Anthony Wrights, on ye West, Abovesaid 
Share of Medoe be it more or less, & one Share of Medo Mun- 
tinacock & A Sheare of Medoe at ye South, as other men have, 
w*'^ all Comoning, & all Comon Rights, belonging to ye house & 
Land, as A TowneShipp, I ye Abovesaid John Richbell have sold 
& by these p''sents, doe Bargaine & Sell and deliver, for full 
Sattisfaction I have in hand all redie Receved, in Horses Mares 
& Cow Kinde : for all perticeler partes & percells of Lands w*** 
houses & fences on ye p^'mises, & theare for I doe by these 
p''sents promis & Ingaige me my heires Executors and assignes, 
to make good ye Sale of all ye premises & defend him ; ye above- 
said Matthias Harvy: his heires Administrators & assignes: 
against any person or persons whatsoever, yt may molest or 
truble ye said Matthias Harvy or his Sucksesors, I say I have 
sold and delivered for full Sattisfaction as above said, all my 
Right title & Interest from mee my heires, Executors Adminis- 
trators or assignes, to him to have & to hold for Ever: & to 
Inioy w**^ out Molestation, by mee, or any from mee as Witness 
my hand & Scale : & w^^^ Consent of my Wiffe : this 29"^ October 
1664 

Sighned Sealed and John Richbell 

Delivered in p^^sents of us Ann Richbell 

John Vnderhill 
Hennery Townsand: 

(/>. 2, Old A; p.l Nezv A) — [Be it known Unto] all men Whome 
this p''sent writing may any wayes Co [me that I Jacob] Young 
of Oyster Bay on Long Island planf for & in con[sideration of] 
Valuable Satisfaction all redie received and paid to mee ye said 
Jaco[b Young by Capt. John] Plott & Marke Megs both of 
OysterBay aforsd have and doe by these p''sents Absolutely sell, 
alienate & make over, from mee my heires Execurs & Assignes 
for ever, A sertaine dwelling house & house lott or portion of 
Ground lying situate & being, in Oyster Bay Aforsd: togeather 
w*'^ all other Buildings ffencings, theareunto Appertaineing, & 
belonging & Standing Groing & being on ye Sd Land, for them 



Book A 19 

ye Sd Capt. John Plott, & Marke Megs, there heires Execurs 
Assignes actualy & really to occupie Enioy Posses & keepe for 
Ever, & yt in as large & Ample a maner: as I ye Sd Jacob ever 
did, Could or might by vertue, of any purchas towne Gift or 
towne order, whatsoever: togeather w^^ all Comonege & other 
Lands Liberties previllages, tjc Immuneties theare unto belonging 
& Appertaineing togeather Likewaies a certaine shere, part, or 
percell of land Ij'ing & being upon Hogg Xeck, & formerly Ap- 
pertaineing & belonging: to mee ye sd Jacob for them ye Sd 
Capt John Plott, & 5larke Megs, theire Heires Execurs Admin- 
istrars or Assignes actuallie & reallie, to occupie keepe poses, & 
inioy for ever: w-*^ all liberties, previlliges, or Addishtions theare 
unto, to be made, & belonging or to be made & \X to beging from 
ye day of ye date heere of alwaies provided. Excepting & reserv- 
ing: & ye Sd Jacob doe heereby Except & Reser\-e ye Libertie & 
previlidge, to make use of ye dwelling & ye Yeard theare unto 
belonging untill ye first day of Aprill next Ensuing ye Date 
heereof : in Confermation whareof I have heerunto set my hand 
& Scale: this 2^: day of flfebruar}', Anno Domi: 1665 moreover 
ye Sd Jacob doth heareby reser\-e : to his proper use all ye Move- 
fables, in or aboute ye Sd House 

Sealed & delivered in Jacob: Young O 

presence of us Katharaine X Young O 

John Underbill Sen*" : her marke 

John Richbell George Baxter 

Assigned By mee John Plott, this Deede unto Marke Megs, upon 
a Greement betwixt us Joyntly John Plott 

Witness — Robert ffurman — 
Jonas Holstead — 
Dated ye lO^*" of June 1666 upon our Agreement at this time : I 
ye Sd John Plott doe asigne unto Marke Megs, one Quarter 
share of Medoe at ye South Medoe w'=^ was James Cocxes : w<^^ 
I am satisfied for : in two Ackers of land, w^*^ ye plowing theare- 
of : also moreover: one shott: {Probably a pig; possibly a drink) 
Witnes : Robert ffurman John Plott : 

ye marke (A) of 

Ambrose Sutton 

(p. 2 Old A, p. 2 Kezo .'^)— oysterbaye the 23^ of June 1665 
where as Itt was Agread one by mr Samuell {Andren-es) mar- 
chant That hoars necke should be Anexed \'nto the Town of 
oyster baye when hee first bought itt as may Bee made Apeere by 
his Succeser John Rickbell whome Duth by thes ^sents ratifie 
and Conferm ye saved Condition and he ye sayed John desiered 
that this The sayed necke maye Remayne in the same stachon as 
this %?sent record testifieth 

Oysterbay this 6^^ June 1666 

Whereas an action arised betwne. marke megs and Rich : Lat- 



20 Book A 

ting & wee, finding, for Marke Megs, our award is, yt ye sd Rich : 
Latting is to pay ye said Megs, 20 s: in Indian Coren at 2s 6d 
^ bush : or other pay Equif olent, and ye Charge of ye court : 
which is 5s : 

Bee it Knownen unto all men, whome this ^sent, Instrewment, 
of writting, maye any wayes cunseren that I Richard Painter 
of Oysterbay, one Long Island, of ye North riding, in ye Colonic 
of new Yoarke, have bargained Sold, & delivered unto Richard 
Latting of Oysterbay : one Long Island, of ye North Rideing in 
ye Coll'ny of new Yoarke, all my Right titell & intrest, of Ser- 
taine trackt of Land which I ye above sd Richard Painter, bought 
of Benjamen Hubard, for & in Consideration, of full satisfaction, 
in hand all Redie received, by mee ye Sd Richard Painter, from 
ye above Sd Richard Latting I say I have Sold and delevered 
from mee, my heires, & assigns unto ye Sd Richard Latting his 
haires, & assines, to have & to hold, as his or thare proper right 
forever, without lett truble or molestation by mee ye Sd Richard 
Painter, or any from by or under mee, & doe by these ^sents 
Ingaige my selfe: heires and assines for ever, to mainetaine and 
deafend ye Sd Rich : Latting, his heires & assines, in ye Quient 
inioyment & peaseable, posestion, of these Severall Tracks, or 
percels of Lands as is heere beneith Speacefied, from any person 
or persons, whatsomever, shall mollest ye aboveSd Rich. Latting, 
in his peaceable Injoyment, of any parte or percell, of these 
Lands, Speacefied, I say I Rich : Painter, have sold as is Speace- 
fied, in a Deede which I had from Benjamen Hubard, all ye 
Reare or west end, of ye Sd Hubards Lott, w'^^ I bought of him, 
unto ye heage, & soe on to a Stright line, over to ye Reare of 
Nicholas Simkinses, house lott, & halfe of all his Right or Sheare 
of Medo at ye South, & Plaines, & also halfe, of all my Comon, 
and Comon rights, as also halfe of Therteene ackers in ye Comon, 
and halfe of Seaven ackers at Seader point, & halfe of a Sheare 
of Land one Hogg Island & one Share of Medo, one ye North 
side of ye Towne w'^'^ was Robert ffurmans I say I Rich : Painter 
for full Satisfaction, alredie received, from Rich : Latting have 
sold delivered, & past over all my right titell and Intrest, of all 
and Every parte, & percell, of these lands, above speacefied, & 
all previlliges, thereunto belonging. {p3 Old A) — unto ye Sd 
Rich : Latting his heires & assines for ever to Injoye and for 
ye true ^formanc, heere of, & to all trew intents, I have heere 
unto set my hand and Scale, this 9^^ day of September, in ye 
yeare of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred Sixtie & Six & 
in ye ye Eaght Yeare of ye Raine, of our Sufferaine King Charell 
ye Seacond 

Signed Sealed and Richard Painter O 

delevered in ^sents of us 
Nicholas Wright 
Matthias Harvy 



Book A 21 

Know all men whome, this p''sent may cunsern, yt I Abraham 
Smith of Hemstead on Long Island, in ye North Rideing, of New 
Yorke, sheare have for a valuable sum moving mee thare unto, 
aliniated, & sold from mee my heires Executors administrators, 
or assines, all yt my divadant of land lying at Matinacock in lot 
52 & quantie of Ackers, three Score, & forteene more or less as 
it was laid out, to Samuell Dayten, of OysterBay of ye same 
Riding, to him ye Sd Dayten his heires excuf^ Administrators 
or assines, to have & to hold free Land, as a for Said with all 
previlleges & appertenances, of timber pasters or pastareges, 
ferem Marshes en Mashes Mines Minerals Quarells (obsolete term 
for stone quarry) or any other prevellige, yt is or hereafter shall 
arise, further I ye Sd Smith doe bind mee and mine as aforesaid 
two uphold this bill of Sale to be Just, & I ye assaid Smith, doe 
bind mee & mine as aforsaid to uphold this my Sale, against any 
Just Claimes, yt shall heereafter arise, as witness my hand & Scale 
this 10*^ of July : Anno : 1666 and in ye IS*'' yeare of his Magesties 
Raine, Charels ye Scecond, by ye Grace of God, King of England, 

ffrance Ireland defender of ye faith. King 

Witness, Thomas Hickes Abraham Smith O 

Jeremiah (J) Wood, his marke: 

The assinement of this abovesd : bill of Sale, to Wm Simson, 
from Dayten 

Know all men, by this p''sants, yt I Samuell Dayten, doe wholy 
& truly assine all my right & intrest, of this within written, prem- 
ises to William Simsson and John Dyar of Hemstead, in Ma- 
tinacock, as wittness my hand, this November ye — 1666 
Wittness, Mosis Mudg Samuell Dayton 

Nathan Birdsall 

Bee it knowen unto all men whome this p^^sent writting may 
any wayes conseren yt I William Yeates, of Heamsted, in ye 
North Rideing in ye Colloney of New Yorke have bargained 
sold and delivered, unto Hennery Rudick of Oyster Bay a Ser- 
taine persell of Land, lying & being at Muntinacock, in number 
59 and quantitie of Ackers, 28: I say I ye abovesd William 
Yeates, have sold ye above sayd Land, being my lawfull right, unto 
ye Sd Hennery Rudick, to his heires & assines, forever, to have 
and to hold as his or theire, proper right & by these p'"sents 
ingaige myselfe, my heires & assines to Defend the Sd Hennery 
Rurick in his quiet peaceable possession, of ye abovesd Lands, 
from any person or persons whatsomever, laying claime unto, 
or molesting, ye Sd Hennery Rudick, in his peaceable posses- 
sion of ye abovesd Lands, I doe one to be Sold, withall privfel- 
liges — {p. 4 Old A) — that doeth now belong, unto it, or shall 
any wayes heere after belong and full satisfaction in hand all- 



22 Book A 

readie received by me the abovesaid William Yeates from ye Sd 
Hennery Rudick & this is my Lawfull act & do pass over my 
right of all ye abovesd Lands & all prififelliges thare unto belong- 
ing from me my heires & assines unto ye abovesaid Hennery 
Rudick his heires & assines forever, to have & to hold as his 
proper right title and intrest and to ye true, & faithfull perform- 
ance, I have heerunto Set to my hand & Scale, this 7'^ of Decem- 
ber 1666 & in ye 18'^ yeare of ye Raine of our Sufferrane, King 
Charels ye Seacond 

Signed Sealed and delivered William Yeates O 

in p''sents of us — 
Matthias Harvy 
Nathaniell Coles 

Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this, p^'sent writting may 
any vi'ayes conseren, yt I Samuell Dayten of Montinacock, in ye 
North Rideing, in ye Colloney of New Yorke, have bargened Sold 
and delivered unto Hennery Rudick of Oyster Bay, of ye above- 
said Rideing, & Colloney, a Sertaine percell of Land, lying and 
being at Muntinacock, in Num : 58 and Quantytie of ackers 38 : 
be it more or less, I say I ye above said Samuell Dayten have 
sold ye above percell of Land, being my Lawfull right unto ye 
said Henery Rudick, to him his heires & assines forever, to have 
& to hold as his or theire proper right, and doe by these p''sents, 
Ingaige myselfe, my heires, & assines, to defend ye abovesaid 
Hennery Ruddick, his heires or assines, in his or theare, quiet 
or peaceable possestion, of ye above Spracefied Lands, from 
any person or persons, whatsomever. Laying Claime theare unto, 
or Molesting ye aforesaid Hennery Ruddick or any of his Sub- 
situtes in his or theare peaceable possestions, ye abovesaid Lands 
I doe owne to be sold, w**^ all previlliges whatsomever, doeith 
now belong unto it, or shall any waye heere after belong unto 
it, and full Sattisfaction, in hand allredie received, by mee ye 
abovesaid Samuell Dayten, from ye abovesaid Hennery Ruddick, 
& this as my lawfull act, doe pass & make over, my right of all 
ye abovesaid Lands, & all prevelliges thereunto belonging, from 
mee my heires, & assines, unto ye abovesaid Hennery Ruddick 
his heires & assines, forever to have & to hold at his or theare 
proper right & Lawfull Interest, & to all true intents, & for ye 
faithfull performance heereof I have heere beneith sett, set to my 
hand, & Scale, this last of December, in ye yeare of our Lord, 
1666 and in ye 18**' Yeare, of ye Raine of our Sufferraine Kinge 
Charles ye Seacond 

Signed Sealed and Samuell Dayton O 

Delivered in p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
Nathanyell Coles: 



Book A 23 

These doe testefie yt I Robert ffurman of Oyster Bay, doe 
give unto Samuell ffurman my Sunn, & unto Mosis ffurman my 
Sunn, all my right & Intrest of land. Allotted mee at ye Cold 
Spring Cuntaineing 40 Ackers, to them & theires forever, quietly 
to inioy, from mee my heires Executors & assines, as there proper 
right from mee, for Ever, and heereunto I sett my hand & 
Scale, geven & Confermed, by mee this 1'^ of June 1665 
William Newman Robart ffurman O 

Johana X ffurman 
her marke 

{p. 5 Old A) — This Indenture made ye ZZ'*' day of December 
in Anno ; Christo : I Robert Williams of Hemsteede in ye New 
neather Lands, planter ye first party, & Robert fforman of Oys- 
ter Bay : upon ye Longe Island, of ye 2*^ party, Witneseth yt ye 
Said Robert Williams, doth by these presents, Alinate Bargaine & 
Sell, unto ye aforesaid Robert fforman, all his Claime, Right 
& title, of twoe Accers, of Land, Scetuate Lying & being, upon 
ye East Side of ye Path, Leading to Oyster Bay, Scetuate Lying 
& being upon ye said path, goeing betwne ye towne of Hem- 
steede, & Oyster Bay, & is & was first manured & broake up, by 
ye Said Robert Williams Eyeing w'^in ye Wood Edge, Annother 
percell of Land, Conteaneing about one Aceer, & a halfe, of 
Brocken up hollowes, Scituate Lying & being, South East of ye 
Comon path, Leadeing betwne Hemsteede, & Huntington w*'^ 
all ye Land fit for Manuring, & breakeing up, Containeing one 
Accer & A halfe or there, aboutes. Moreover Eight Accers, of 
Wood Land, adioyning to ye South East side, of ye twoe, Accres 
of Land, herein Spacefied, & lying in ye Comon Woods, as yet 
Unmanured, provided yt if ye said Robert fforman shall hapen 
to be disturbed, or Mollested Concerning ye befor Specefied 
fower Accers, of broaken up lands, or theare aboutes, w^^'in ye 
term, of two yeares, after ye date heereof, Either by Indians, or 
any other person, or ^sons, whatsoever yt then ye said Robert 
Williams, is to geive in Lew thereof, fower Accers of his owne 
Manured hollowes, lying upon ye Plaines at Jerico : aforesaid, & 
to take ye aforesaid fower Accres of hollowes into his Costody, 
Moreover ye said Robert, Williams doth heereby Invest, & give 
his right & title, unto ye Cutting & Carring away, of Twenty 
Loade of hay yearely, if it be growen, & not cut befor him, upon 
ye Northside of ye Plaines of Jerico : aforesaid, & for ye further 
Conferme of ye p^'mises, ye Said Robert Williams, doth by these 
p^'sents, bind him his Heires Executors Administrators or As- 
signes, to uphold & Mainetaine, ye Sd p''mses to be good & Law- 
full : yt ye said Robert fforman, his heires & Sucsses'^ may 
Quietly Inioy, & poses, ye said Land, according to Covenant 
heerein Speacefied, for Ever, wheare unto hath set his hand & 
Scale ye day & Yeare above written. 



24 Book A 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Robert Williams O 

in the p''sents of us 

Joseph Scott 

John James Towne Clearke 

Know all men by these p'''sence yt wheareas Robert Williams 
of Hemsteede have formerly Sold unto Robert fiforman, of Oys- 
ter Bay, a Certaine tract of Land, mentioned in a Bill of Sale, 
made by ye Said Robert Williams, Consisting of hollow plaine, 
or Woodland Lying & Situate upon ye Plaine Edge, at ye goeing 
into ye woodes by ye way to Oyster Bay, Wee whose names 
are heereunto. Subscribed, do heereby testifie, yt the forsaid 
tract of land was given by Mohenas ye Indian ffreely, to ye 
fornamed, Robert Williams: for him & his Sucksesors, to Inioy 
for ever, as his or theire proper Rights, Witness our hands, this 
\2^^ of June 1662 Robert Williams 

Witness Jonas Houldsworth Richard Willets 

Cleark — ye marke (H) of 

Hope Wasborne 

Wittnesieth these p''sents yt I Robert ffirman of Oysterbay 
upon Long Island in ye County of Yorke Sheere, Husbendman, 
doe for divers good Causes & Considerations Allienate assine 
make over from mee my heires, Executors Adminisf® & Assines, 
all my right titell, Intrest & Clamie, in & upon ye Moyitie of 
halfe parte of my home Lote, whareupon I now Live on ye North 
Side of from ye Barren, right up & downe, ye said Land, with 
all Rights & previlliges thereunto belonging, & Appertaineing unto 
my Sunn Mosis ffirman his heires Execut" Adminisf^ & Assig- 
nes for Ever for him ye Sd Mosis ffirman, his heires & Assignes 
to Occupie & Ennioye, for Ever, from all Rights & Claimes what- 
soever, from mee ye said, Robert from any, from for or under 
mee, allwaies provided, yt my said Sunn shall not Allienate, Sell 
or make over ye said Land unto any other, ^son whatsoever dur- 
ing my Life & ye life, of his Mother, w^^^out our Consents, & 
if ye said Mosis, shall have to dispose of ye Said Land, then his 
said ffather is to have ye Sd Land, Sattisfieing for ye worke, 
Building or, ffenceing, ye said Mosis shall doe, or make, as two 
men shall Judge, and ye said Mosis is heereby bound to keepe, 
& mainetaine a fence Suffishtiently, of his said part of Land, or 
make good ye Damage may come by ye neglect of ye Same, In 
witness whareof I have, heereunto set my hand In Oyster Bay 
this last day of, December 1666 

Signed & Delivered Robert fforman 

in p-'sents of us Mosis fforman 

John Underbill, 
Simon Lane 



Book A 25 

Memorandum yt Robert fferman & Samuell fferman have 
made & Confirmed by Joynt Consent, a full agreement to in In- 
habett to-geather upon ye out lots yt ^t unto ye purchas, of ye 
two lotts which ye said Robert ffirman, bought of Nicholas 
Wright, granted by ye towne of Oysterbay: god permitting 
upon w'^'^ Consideration ye said Samuell fforman haveing bought 
Mosis ffurmans, his intrest, in ye pt wholy out, doth Allianate, 
& make unto his ffather, & Mother during thare lives one halfe 
of his proprietie theirein, to improve by way of partnership they 
are best able for both there comferts, & bennefets and Robert 
ffirman doth grant unto Samuell his Sunn, like previlliges in his 
medoes, at ye plains & at ye South, during theare partnershipp : 
this land lying neare Cold Spring w'^'^ ye improve, is affter ye 
decease of his flfater & Mother, to goe to Samuell his Sunn 

Robert 
fforman 
Samuel 
fforman 

(p. 6 Old A) — Witnesseth these presents yt I Mosis ffirman of 
OysterBay on Long Island within ye Countie of Yeorkshier Hus- 
bandman doe heereby Alianate Sell Assyne make over from mee 
my heires Executors Administrators & Assignes, all my right 
Tytle Interest, & Claime, in and unto Twentye acres of Land, 
Lying neare ye Cold Springe, formerly my ffather Robert ffir- 
mans, & Lyes Joeyninge unto my Brother Samuell ffirmans. Land, 
w*^ all my Labour, ffencing building: whatsoever, unto ye said 
Samuell ffirman, Husbandman, his heires Executors Adminis- 
trators, & assignes for Ever, to Occupie possess & Inioye, without 
truble Eviction or MoUestation : of Mee ye said Moses or any 
other person, whatsoever, from by or under mee ritely Cleaming 
ye Same, And in Consideration, of ye premises, ye Said Samuell 
to Satisfie & pay unto ye Said Mosis ffirman, his heires or As- 
signes, ye Sum of Sixteene Pounds Sterling, in Current passable 
pay, of this Cuntrey, viz : a three Yeare old Mare, & ye rest in 
Cuntraye pay : Equivolent to Coren, as men shall Judge, att or 
befor ye ffirst of St Michallmas, next EnCewing ye date heereof 
In witness whareof I have heereunto set to my hand, in Oyster- 
Bay this S^^ day of Jannuary 1666 

Signed Sealed & delivered Moses fforman O 

in p''sents of us 
Anthony Wright, 
Symon Lane: 

I Nicholas Wright have sold unto Robert fforman, two home 
Lotts, which did formerly, appertaine & belong to Thomas Smith 
& John Titus, w**^ all ye share of Medowes and all other aper- 
tainements therunto belonging, Excepting one lott of Medowe at 



26 Book A 

home, which lyeth neare ye Dock, which did belong to John Titus 
and ye land yt was fenced in, lying beyound ye hill, & one this 
Side, which was by them fensed in all this have I Nicholas 
Wright, Sold unto Robeart fforman, & owneing myself fully 
Satisfied, and paid, ye 14 day of June 1661 

Nicholas Wright 

This is a true Copie by Matthew Bridgman 
Nicholas Wright was free, yt this abovesaid agreement, shall 
remaine to ye heires of Robert fforman for Ever, 

Oyster Bay this 11*^ of ll**' Munth 1663 This p^^sents dea- 
clareth unto all it may any wayes Conceren, yt I benyamene 
Hubard of Oyster Bay, one Long Island have changed my 
Sheare of Medoe at Muntinacock, being Number Eight, one ye 
South side of Robert ft'urmans medoe, lot unto ye said Robert, 
of Oysterbay, abovesaid for a Medoe lot or sheare, of ye said 
Robert ffurmans, lying one ye North side of ye Towne of Oyster 
Bay, I say I have changed & by these presents, doe deliver up all 
my titell & Intrest of my abovesaid Medo lote, at Muntinacock, 
for his by ye Towne as abovesaid yt was formerly Nicholas 
Wrights : from mee my heires Executors or assignes for him to 
Inioy : w^'^out Mollistation, of mee or any from mee, as witness 
my hand in ye p''sents of : Also I Benjamen Hubard, do bind mee 
my heires, & assignes to Scale ye Said Robert fforman, ye Said 
Medoe beformentioned, from any Molestation which shall de- 
prive him or his, or to restore him his one againe, 
Jonas Holstead Benjamen Hubbard 

Joseph Holstead 

{p. 7 Old A; p. 8 New A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome 
this p^'sent Instrewment of writting may any wayes Cunseren, yt 
I Marke Megs of Oyster Bay, one Long Island, in ye North Ride- 
ing in ye Colleney of New Yorke Sheere, have bargened Sold & de- 
livered, a Sertaine parcell of Land, Lying & being at Muntinacock, 
being fiftie Ackers or theare abouts be it more or Less I ye above- 
said Megs doe owne to have freely Sold, ye abovesaid Land as is 
above Expressed, unto Nathan Burcham, of Muntinacock of ye 
North Rideing & of ye abovesaid Colloney, in Consideration, of 
full Sattisfaction In hand all Redie Received, by mee Marke 
Megs, from Nathan Burcham, of ye above Sd Lands I ye Afor- 
mentioned Megs, doe pass & make over & Alienate, frome mee 
my heires Executors Administrate & assignes, for Ever, unto 
ye Sd Nathan Burcham his Executors Administrate & assignes, 
for Ever, to have & to hold, as his & or theire proper Right & 
Interest, ye abovesaid ALotment, of Land, which Nathan Bur- 
cham doeith now live one, I Marke Megs, doe freely owne to 
have sold, unto Nathan Burcham, w^h Comanige, & all other 
previllidges, whatsomever doeith now belong unto it or shall 



Book A 27 

heereafter belong unto it, only I ye said Megs doe Reserve a 
therd part of ye Comanege, & doe also ingaige if I can Cleare this 
therd parte of Comonage, from Thomas lerland it shall Re- 
maine unto ye Sd Burcham & his for Ever, & I Marke Megs doe 
also Ingaige myselfe, heires & assignes, w^^out any Equifocation 
or Mentuall Reservation, to deffend ye Sd Burcham or any of 
his, in ye quiet & peaceabell Inioyment, of ye abovesaid Lands, 
& previlliges theare unto belonging from any person or persons 
whatesomeEver Laying Claime theareunto or Mollesting ye Said 
Burcham, or any, of his Sucsessors, in his or theare peaceable 
Inioyment & to ye true performance heereof I have heereunto 
sett my hand and Scale, in Oyster Bay this 3'^ of ffebrewary & 
in ye 18**^ Yeare of our Sufferraine Kings Raine, Charels ye Seac- 
ond, 1666 

Signed Sealed and Marke X Megs O 

Delivered in p''sent of us his marke 

Matthias Harvy 
Sarah Townsend : 

Whare as it is said yt all previlliges, in this Deede, belongith, 
to ye Sd Nathan Burcham, it is agreed by Consent of both parties 
yt is to say Nathan Burcham and Marke Megs, yt a therd parte 
of what previlliges, shall any wayes Appertaine unto this Lott, 
is to Remaine to Marke Megs : 

Oyster Bay ye d>^^ of March 1666 

These may Sertiefie to all whome it, may any wayes Cunseren, 
yt I Jonas Holstead Constable, have made a Leagall Seasure, of 
ye two Towne Shipps which doe belong unto Majr: Danyell Go- 
therson, for & in ye behalfe of Mathew Pryer for a debt which 
is dew unto him, from ye Said Gotherson, 

Jonas Halstead 

Witnesseth these p'"sents, yt Joseph Holstead of Oyster Bay 
upon Long Island, in ye Countie of Yorke Husbandman have 
Sold and by these doe Sell Assine & make over all my Right, in 
& upon A Sertaine share of Land, lying upon Hogg Neck, Equall 
to any other, of ye Purchasers, of ye said Neck, & to Bare him 
haremless, from all Just Mollestation, of an person whatsomever 
unto Gideon Wright, of Oyster Bay abovesaid, for him ye said 
Gideon Wright, his Heires Execut" Administrars & Assines, for 
Ever, also A Townesmans Share of Land, & Commonage at 
Oyster Bay w*^ all ye Rights and Previlliges theare unto belong- 
ing: & heere after to belong, or Appertaine, and all Imunities 
whatsoever, as fully as I ye Said Joseph, might or could by pur- 
chase, Guift or Towne order, to have & to hold unto ye Said 
Gideon — {p. 9 New A) — Wright his Heires Executors Adminis- 
trate & Assignes forever for consideration of a pair of oxen and 
a Yearling S<^>ear In hand paid in witness whereof I have 



28 Book A 

hereunto Set my Hand in Oyster bay this fowerth Day of Apriel 

in ye 18'^ year of ye reign of Our Sovrign Lord and King Charles 

ye Second King of England Scotland f ranee and Ireland &c — 

anno domni 166[ ] 

Sealed and Delivered in presence of us Joseph Halstead O 

ye marke of X Marke megs 

Simon Lane 

Oysterbay this 12*'^ of ye 8*** mo: 1666 These presents De- 
clareth yt I Nicolas Simkins of Oysterbay on Long Island 
In ye northriding for Consideration Moving me hereunto have 
fully Sold unto Gideon Wright of ye Said Town and place all 
my right Title and Interest of Seven acres of Land Lying near 
ye Beaver Swamp Creek by a hill Known by name of Sagamore 
hill I Say Seven acres more or Less and Two acres and a quarter 
more or Less on hoglsland of ye first division I say I have [ ] 
and do by these presents deliver unto ye said Gideon Wright ye 
abovesaid pr[ ] of land to him his heirs and Successo[rs] 
To have and to hold forever to Inioy as their own proper right 
title and Interest from me my heirs and Successors I having re- 
ceived full Satisfaction for it as Witness my hand and Seal ye 
day and Year above written In ye 18"' Year of ye Reigne of 
Charles ye Second King of England In presence of us 
Hennery Townsend Nicholas Simking O 

the marke of James X Cock 

Oysterbay this 2^^ of ye 6 month 1662 be it Known Unto 
all men by this presence that I John Digeson of Oysterbay on 
Long Island do hereby Acknowledge and Confess to have fully 
Sold all my Right Title and Interest of ye House & house Lo[t] 
that was Henry Disborahs which is Two thirds of ye lot Granted 
by ye Sd Town bounded with my Land on ye East and henry 
Townsends Land on ye west and ye highway on ye Southend and 
I have also Sold with it one shear of meadow at Montinecofck] 
and all Common rights and priviledges of Common Land & Tim- 
ber yt do any ways [appurtaine] to or belong to ye Sd house and 
Lot as other Townsmen have yt is to be taken up unto James 
Cock of Seacaucket on ye Sd Island for Satisfaction already re- 
ceived and do hereby promise to fence half between my Land and 
yt I have Sold provided James do fence ye other half with me I 
say I have Sold and am to Deliver the [afor] named house and 
Lott w*'' all ye appurtenances abovementioned on ye Last [ ] 

8"^ month next Ensuing ye Date hereof and yt am to give [ ] 
Quiet possessio[n ] Having Sold it from me my heirs and 
assigns To him his heirs and assigns for[ever] to Injoye without 
molestation by me or any from me as witness my hand 
In presence of us John Dickinson O 

the X Marke of John Townsend 
Hennery Townsend 



Book A 29 

(/>. 10 New A) — These may Certifie to all whome it may any 
ways Concern yt I John Underhill Senj'' and Thomas Townsend 
Both of oysterbay have made an Exchange of meadow that is 
to Say I John underhill have given Thomas Townsend a ha [If] 
Shear of meadow at ye South for his Shear of meadow at Mun- 
tonicock which I Thomas Townsend do freely own to be my 
Lawfull act as witnes our hands this 26*^ of Apriel 1667 

John Underhill 
Thomas Townsend 

Be it Known unto all men whome this present Instrument of 
writing may any ways Concern that I James Cock of Oysterbay 
In ye north riding in ye Collony of New York Shear on Long 
Island Husbandman have Covenanted bargained Sold and De- 
livered Unto Cap* John Plott of Oysterbay of ye Same Riding 
and Coloney a half Shear of meadow at ye South I the above- 
said James Cock do own to have Sold ye abovesd Land unto 
Cap* John Plott to him his heirs and assigns To have and To hold 
as his or their proper Right and Intrest for ever and do by these 
presents Alinate and make over from me my heirs Executors 
and assigns the abovesd Land withall priviledges Whatsomever 
may thereunto belong unto Cap* John plott his heirs Ext" and 
assigns To Injoye and possess Quietly Without Let Trouble or 
molestation by me or any from by or under me and do also In- 
gage my Self my heirs Executors administrators and assigns to 
defend ye abovesd Cap* John Plott his heirs and assigns from any 
person or persons Whatsomever Laying Claime unto ye above 
Said Land In presence herof I have for ye True preformance 
of the premises above Said Set to my hand and Seal In Oyster- 
bay this 15*^^ of february 1666 and in ye IS*** year of our SufTer- 
raine Lord and Kings Reign Charles ye Second 
Signed Sealed and Delivered James X Cock O 

In presence of us his mark 

Mathias Harvy 
Nathaniel Coles 

Oysterbay ye 21*^ of June 1666 ye agreement Between Cap* 
John Plott of ye one partie and mathew pryer of ye other partie 
is as followeth ye Said parties have Joyntly and Several agreed 
and by these presents Contract and agree that Mathew pryer 
Shall peaceably possess and Injoye all ye right and Title of all 
Such Lands and priviledges In a parcel! of Land or Lands with 
all rights of Commoning or any other benefits thereunto now or 
hereafter Shall thereunto belong according to ye allotment pur- 
chast by him ye Sd John to ye N° of 57 acres of Land More or 
Less for him ye Said Mathew his heirs or assigns peaceably to 
possess from all Molestation from him ye Said John or any 
other ye Said John doth also Ingage unto ye Said Mathew prier 



30 Book A 

a quarter part of a Shear of meadow at ye South In Oysterbay 
bounds which Meadow I the Said John Do by these presents ack- 
noledge to adjoyne to ye Said Land or Lands Lying or being at 
Matinecock under ye Township of hempstead and to this I the 
Said John Subscribe my hand Day and Year above Said written 
in ye 18*'' Year of his Majesties Reigne in ye presence of us 
whose names are here unto Subscribed 
John Underbill Senj^ John Plott 

Richard painter Mathew Fryer 

(p. 11 Old A) — This Instrament of writting or deed of Convay- 
eance witneseth to all Christion people to whome It maye Come 
or Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt whareas I Adam wright of 
oyster baye within queenes County upon Longisland in new Eng- 
land yemon, haveing bought of my mother Alice Crabb half of 
All yt right of Lande yt was my unkell Anthony wrights de- 
seased upon hogisland as by her deed of Convayance to me bare- 
ing date ye 25*^ daye of november 1684 maye Apeare, now know 
yee yt by vertue of ye sayd tittle to me derived from mye sayd 
mother for ye sum of five pounds silvar monye to me payd be- 
fore ye sealing hereof I have bargined sould & by presant poses- 
tion delevered unto Joseph Ludlam of oyster baye Cooper his 
hayres Executors Administrators or Asignes for ever, ye one 
halfe of all yt right of Lands upon ye sayd hoggisland bought of 
my mother as Above sayd, being plainly to be understood A 
quarter part of all yt right of lands yt was my sayd unkells 
there exsept ye medows, I have forEver sould to ye sayd Joseph 
his hayres and Sucksecors, to have & to hold occopy posess & 
Inioye as his or there proper right titell & Intrest, from me my 
hayres Executors or suksesors or Any other parson or parsons 
from by or under me for Ever to ye Confimation of this my 
deed of sale I have subscribed my hand & sett to my seal in 
oyster baye this 4*^ daye of Desember 1684 signed sealed & de- 
levered 

In presance of us, Adam wright O 

Tho : Townsend 
georg Townsend 
daniell Townsend 

febrewary ye 18**' 1684/5 

tis by order ye Above written made voyd by Asigneing the 
whole Contents in ye first deed spesefyed unto Joseph Ludlam 
These maye sertefy all people who are Any wayes Consarned 
that whareas Tho: Townsend nathaniell Coles, & John weeks 
being appoynted by ye towne of oyster baye for to run ye line 
of devition betwixt oyster baye & huntington, & ye aforesayd 
Inhabytants of huntington, have Chosen to run ye Aforesayd 
line of devition betwixt them & oyster baye and have Chosen & 



Book A 31 

Impowred Tho : Powell, Abiell titass in ye behalfe of ye Sd 
Af oresayd towne, to run ye Aforesayd line, Viz : we Abovesayd 
doe Agree to begin at ye head of ye Could Spring river at A 
white oak tre with marke H one ye one side & O on ye other 
side, & from thence to a white oake on ye south side of hunting- 
towne Cart path unto ye plaines, which is on the west side of ye 
slow of watter, yt ye Abovesayd Cart path goes through & soe 
runs south, as nere as we could marking trees with O & H untill 
we came unto ye midell of ye Island, as nere as we could per- 
seave or understand, & this Above sayd line run by these men 
or inhabytance of both townes being fully Impowred by ye 
aforesayd townes for A Perpetuall line of devition to remaine so 
unto them & there hayres for Ever, This line run on ye ninth 
days of Agust 1684 & Asigned upon ye 29'^* of ocktober Insewing 
As witnes our hands 

Testes Jos : hubartt f Tho : Townsend 

Testes Jeames X Cok for Oyster baye-{ Nathanell Colles 

his mark [ John Weeks 

for Huntington J Tho: Powell 
I Abiell titass 

{p. 12 Old ^)— Oyster Baye this 2^^ of the 11**^ month 16[ ] 
Bee Itt knowne unto all men by this presants that I Nickolas 
wright off oyster Baye, on Longiland in America doe hereby 
acknowledg, that I have ffully sould and delevered All my Rightt 
ttitlle and Intrest, off All the houseing and lands, As namely, the 
house lot that Joynes to the South side of my house lott, And 
A share of Medow on the north side of the towne and An- 
other share of medow at Matenecoke and A Right of the south 
medowes As other men have and Allso All Rights apurtin- 
ances, and previlidges that doe falle to or doe Any wayes be- 
long to the fforesaide house and Lott, within the towne bounds, 
I saye I have sould and delevered Itt All in quiatt posestion ffor 
ffull satesfacktion Allredy Reseved, unto Beniamin Hubbard 
of the ffore saide towne and plase And I doe Allso hereby ffurther 
Acknowledge that I have ffully sould all the fforesaide houses 
and lands from me myne heires and Asidgns, to him his Ayres 
and Asinges ffor ever, to inioye withoutt molestation by mee or 
Any ff rom me As wittnes my hand the daye and yeare ffirstt 
Above written in presanc off us, 

henry Townsend Nicholas wrightt 

mathew Bridgman 
Richard harcutt 

Bee it Knowen unto all men whome this p^'sent Instrewment of 
writting may any wayes Conseren yt Marke Megs now Inhebe- 
tant of Oyster Bay one Long Island in ye North Rideing in ye 
Colloney of New Yorke sheere : doe freely, pass & Make over 



32 - Book A 

A Deede of Land unto Matthias Harvy: of ye same Towne & 
Colloney ye w"^** Deede was assigned, by Cap* John Plott, unto 
mee Marke Megs, & bares date ye 2^"^ of ffebrewary 1665 also A 
Quarter of a share of Medowe at ye South : as by writting doeith 
Appeare, bareing date ye 10*'^ of June 1666 & also A peece of 
Medoe, w'^^ I bought of James Cocke w^^ Lyeth upon ye South 
Side of Hogg Island, all w'^^ house or houseing doth now belong 
to me ye [above sd Marke Megs of] ye Above Sd towne I doe 
owne to have — {p. 13 Old A) — Sould from [me my heires &] 
assignes unto ye Sd Matthias Harvy his heires & 
assignes unto ye Sd Matthias Harvy his heires & assignes for 
Ever & [ ] without let trubble or Molistation & I ye 

above Sd Megs doe Ingaige my heires & assignes to seacure & 
defend ye above Sd Mathias Harvy from all o[ther] persons 
whomesoever yt shall molest ye Sd Harvy in his quiet posestion 
of ye above Speacefied Lands : & doe ingaige to deliver at or 
be [fore] December next ye Dwellinghouse w^'^all Accomenda- 
tions the [rein] & not to Imbasell any thing or things, belonging 
Either to house or land I Marke Megs doe as my Reall Act owne 
to have sold all ye Land or lands a[bovesaid] unto Matthias Har- 
vy w*'^all previlliges, & accomendations there unto belonging with- 
out any Eqiefocation, or Mentuall Reservation & full Sattisfac- 
tion by mee Marke Megs received, from ye Sd Harvy, in Cattell 
& horseflesh as witness my hand & Seale & w*^ Conscent of 
Avis my Wife: this 18*^^ of June & in ye \2^^ Yeare, of ye Raine 
of Our, Sufiferraine Lord & King, Charels 

Signed Sealed and Delivered, Marke X Megs O 

in ye p'"sents of us his marke 

Danyell Coles Avis X Megs 

Nathanyell Coles her marke 

Christopher Hawxhurst 

Know all men whome this p^'sent, Instrewment of writing may 
any wayes cunseren, yt I John Vnderhill Senj'' of Kilingworth 
in ye North Rideing & of ye Countie of New Yorkesheere, have 
Covenanted bargened & delivered unto George Dennis, of Oys- 
ter Bay of ye above Sd Rideing & Colloney, my house & whome 
{home) lotte w^'^ Comonage, theareunto belonging & all other 
previlliges, yt doe or may heereafter belong unto ye Sd house 
& Lands, lying & being in ye Towne of Oyster Bay : I ye above 
Sd doe owne to have freely sold, unto ye Above Sd Dennis & 
full Satisfaction in hand all Redie received, by mee ye Sd Vnder- 
hill from ye above Sd Dennis & I ye above Sd Vnderhill doe 
Ingaige myselfe my heires & assignes to maintaine & Deffend ye 
aboveSd George Dennis his heires or assignes in ye peaceable, 
& quiet Inioyment, of ye above Specefied accomendation from 
all or any Incumbrances, or truble whatsumever, may heare- 
after Insew by any person or persons, laying Claime to any parte 



Book A 33 

or percels of those lands above Speacefyed, & I ye Sd John 
Vnderhill pass & make over ye above Sd Lands w^^'all previl- 
liges, thereunto belonging from mee my heires & assignes unto 
ye above Sd George Dennis his heires & assignes: for Ever, to 
have & to holde as his or theare own proper Right & Intrest : & 
this is my lawfull Act, I have hereunto set to my hand & Seale 
this 2\^^ of Decemb'' in ye yeare of our Lord 1667 and in ye 
19**^ yeare of our Soverrainge Kings Raine Charels ye Seacond: 
& ye tenn Acker lott Adioy<w>ing to Nicholus Wrights feild I 
ye said Vnderhill doe reserve to my Selfe, v^^^ ye above Sd Dennis 
hath noe Right or intrest in 

Signed Sealed and John Vnderhill O 

delivered in p'"sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
Danyell Coles 

{p. 14 Old A, a fragment, and p. 14 Nezv A) — [Oyster] bay ye 
24ti> [ ] 1667 [ ] sold by me [ ] Moses 

furman two lots one Hog Island, [ ] Townsend Senj"" 

[ ] one ye North Side: one ye South side w[ ]eade 

& one Sheare in ye Calves pasture; I say I have sold to [the 
abovesaid] mosis ffurman ye above Sd lotts, & full Sattisf action 
in hand all Redie [received] from ye Sd ffurman, & doe pass 
over my Right from me [my heirs] & assignes to ye Sd Mosis 
ffurman, his heires & assines for Ever [ ] & doe also 

Ingaige to maintaine, ye Sail from any person [or persons mak- 
ing] Clayme to those Lands above Specefied In witness whare[of 
I have] heere unto set my Hand 

John Dickinso[n] 

[Sold by] me Rich Harcott of Oyster Bay, to Samuell Weekes, 
one share [of la]nd one Hogg Island, of ye third devishtion & N° 
18 I say sold by me [to ye] Sd Weekes his heires & assignes 
for Ever to inioy & doe also Ingaige [t]o defend him in his 
quiet posestion, & also full satisfaction in hand all redie receved : 
by mee Rich Harcott, from ye Sd Sam: Weekes In Witness 
whareof I have heere unto set to my hand. 

Richard Harckcut 

Given, by mee ffrancis Weekes, to my Sunns, John Weekes, & 
Joseph Weekes : one share of land, one Hogg Island ye therd lott 
one ye therd, devishtion ye first lot one ye Calves pasture: I 
say given by mee to my Sunns to them there heires or assignes, 
for Ever, to Inioy as witness my hand 

ffrancis (W) Weekes 
his marke 

Oyster Baye ye 10*^ of ye ll*'^ Munth 1667 {Reply to the letter 
from Governor Nicolls, given on p. 35) 

Whareas a Letter, was Cumeunecated from ye Gove*" to ye 
Towne by ye Constable, & An answer Requiered from us, Wee ye 



34 Book A 

Towne returne ye Sd Con^* our answer following, yt in our Late 
answer, to Seacretary Nichols wee Condesended to a Pattaine for 
ye further confermation of our lawfuU purchesed Lands, w'^'' 
this 14 yeares, wee have peaceably, Inioyed free from Molesta: 
of any power or person w'somever, & for further Assurance by 
ye same According to ye Kings Comand, now in Obediance to 
ye p'^sent power wee sent in our Deedes to be Recorded, in ye 
Generall Office of New Yorke According to ye ffundamentall 
Lawes, made by ye Gove'' & Depewties to ye Genu'' Corte at 
Hempstead, w'^'^ wee thought to bee, Authentiek, & dout not but 
soe will Remaine as for ye Colloneys Oath, it is true, ye sware 
ye peppel to be true, to all holesome Lawes, yt are or heere after 
shall be made, but they are made by ye Gove"" Majestrate & 
Depewties, ye Sd Depewties being Chosen & sent in by ye Gun- 
try: to joyne w*'^ ye Gove"" & Majestrates, in making Lawes & 
Assesments, for publick Charge, & is it not well knowen in ye 
Cuntrey yt ye King being Informed, yt ye Mathetewset power, did 
debarr parte of his Subjects from a Just Liberty, dew to all 
free holders, & Comanded them to give free Choyce, w'=^ ware 
in [ ] Estate free holders, yt such shold have free Choyce 

of Majestrates, & Millitarie, & Comands in his Letters Pat- 
taines, noe lawes to be made. Repugnant to ye Lawes, of England, 
reserving Appeales to him selfe, Least his Subjects should be 
over burdened, by Subordenate power, & whare as ye King is 
pleased, to grant ye same favor to his Subjects which God hath 
given unto him selfe : yt is Liberty to all tender Contiences as 
was publickly declared, by ye Governor, himself in Open feild 
at Gravesand [ ] being a Scrupel of Contience, to us 

Volentarely: to Subject our Selves and our Posteretyes, for 
Ever to all Such lawes, as may be made, long after ye Deacease 
of ye King, & ye Duke of Yorke : who wee owne as Lord [ ] 
under ye Sewpremises, of ye King wee say not knowing w*[ ] 
time may bring forth [ ] — {p. 15 New A) — [ ] 

ye Kings faviour and Care of his Subjects p[ ] with 

fare[ ]y to ye manifestation of ye Dukes desire of ye 

[ Jtriepeace & [ ] partie wee say ye premises 

well weiyed and Considered as we Stand in the feare of god 
the Kings honner ye dukes comfort we Cannot Comply with 
Such a patent as will bind us and Our posterity forever to ye 
Subject of all unknown Laws with out Exception or Cation 
which may be Imposed upon us many Years after ye Kings and 
dukes Decease as before Expressed we cannot make this ane 
Act of faith to God nor honerable for ye King and Lord patrgone 
and it not being of faith to us it will be Charged by god as 
Sin and Rather then we will provoak the great and Dreadfull 
god in Displesure against us we will leave our Selves to his Marcy 
and ye faviour of the higher powers Rather than to act against 



Book A 35 

our Consciences and further we Say not but desire the Clark 
to record this as a town act. 

{Letter of Governor Richard Nicolls) LOVING friends it 
seems Somthing Strange to me that (of) all your Inhabitants 
only five persons whose names are here Subscribed to a paper 
dated ye 9'*" of October In Oysterbay are willing to receive As- 
surance of their Lands by patent in the name of his R : H : ye 
Rest being gealous of Snairs purposed for them and posterity. 
I have duely weighed those unreasonable Supposis Yet am Con- 
tented once more to Try their Spirits In a Calme Manner to 
advise them not to neglect ye Tender of a patent which is ye 
only way and means to secure them and their posterity I am not 
willing to Drive any man out of ye Teritories of his R: H: 
Whose Commands to me are to give men all due Incorgement 
neither can you be Ignorant yt in all his Majesties Collonies 
Each man by patent is bound to Submit to ye Laws that are or 
Shall be made and to bear his ^portions of Common buidings 
You do or ought also to know that no mans Title to Lands is 
pleadable in Law or will be hereafter admited In any Court of 
this Goverment which is not Confirmed by patent from his R: 
H : who is the Sole proprietor by patent from his Majestie when 
You have lead those Consideretions to Your hearts & ye Great 
appearance of Ensuing benefits from a Royal master whose 
honnor and Interest it is to be doing good to all men under his 
Imediate protection I will not doubt but that those Scales of dark- 
ness will faull from your Eyes and that you may not Run on in 
Igronance or obstinacy my Sencear Endeavers have not been 
wanting and my hearty desires Shall attend you with these few 
Lines of admonitions from your Loving friend 

R: Nicolas 
ye 16 of 10^" 67 : Fort James 

At a Town meeting held this ZP'** Apriel 1674 Every mans 
Shear on oakneck of meadows 

Tho: Townsend W^ Nick: wright: 22: &: 27 

wm Buckler 1 Henry Townsend : 25 

John Weekes 9 James Cock 35 

Aaron furman : 18 James Townsend 4 

Gideon Wright: 2: & 15 Rich: Crabb: 17 

Mathias Harvy: 12 Antony wright 13: & 31 

Sam : Weekes : 11 : & 20 John Townsend 26 

Joseph weekes 21 Mathew Pryer : 30 : & 24 

Fran: Weekes 32 Nathan Birdsall 34: & 6 

Samll Andrews 8 : & 10 John Underbill 16 :7 :5 :23 :29 :14 

Benja: Hubard: 19 John Weekes warruck : 33 
[William] frost: 29 (i. e. John Weeks from Warwick, M«##.>7p.i 



36 Book A 

(p. 16 Old A, fragment, and p. 16 New A) — Be it [known] 
unto all men by these presents yt I [Mark Megs] of Oy[ster]bay 
do hereby Bargain and Sell unto [Richard] Harkcote one house 
and Lot that house and Lot which Lyeth between [that which] 
was Salters and that which was Thomas Irlands this house & 
Lo[t or] Lotts of meadow and a Shear of meadow at ye South 
all my who[le right] and Title and all my whole accomodation 
In Oysterbay w[ith all] appurtenances thereunto belonging do I 
the above nam[ed] Marke Megs me my heirs and assigns do 
hereby barga[in] and Sell unto Richard Harkcot his heirs 
or assigns forever [ ] and in Consideration of Twenty 

pounds Sterling & owning [my] Self fully Satisfied and paid do 
hereby Give him quiet [and] peaceable possession forever as wit- 
ness my hand and Seal ye 26*'' of february 1660 
Signed Sealed and Delivered ye mark X of 

In presence of us Marke megs O 

Mathew Bridgman 
Antony wright 

August ye lO'** 1667 I John Underbill Senj"" of Oysterbay 
do freely pass and makeover from me my heirs and assigns for- 
ever unto my Son John Underbill Ju"" his heirs forever to Injoye 
these parcells of Lands as followeth my half Shear of ye South 
Meadows and my planting field Containing Tenn Acres and my 
whole shear of Oakneck Meadows with my Interest of all Com- 
mon Meadows and this is my Law act I have hereunto Set my 
hand John Underbill 

Witnesseth these presents that I Jonas Halstead of Staden Is- 
land within ye County of York in america husband Man have 
Sold and by these presents do Sell assigne alinate make over 
and Estrange from me my heirs Executors admif^® and Assigns 
all my right Title Interest and Claim in and upon a certain Mes- 
adge or Tenam of Land Lying Sittewate and being in Oysterbay 
upon Long Island within ye County of York aforesaid which 
Sd Land Lyeth bounded as followeth viz the house Lot Bounded 
with a Lot of mark megs Eastward ye woods South ye Lot of 
Rich : Harkcot wast & ye Street northwards with a whole Shear 
of Land Upon hog Island and half a Shear of meadow at ye 
South formerly Tho: Hermitages and a Shear of meadow Lying 
in Oysterbay bounded with ye meadow of Robert furman wast 
and ye meadow of Rich: Harkcot east with priviledge of Com- 
monage both fore Pasture and Timber and Other Rights and Im- 
munities whatsomever and a lot of meadow at Muntinecock Ly- 
ing between ye Lot of Rich : Crab Southward and Walter Salter 
northward with Twenty acres of Land already Laid out in Cove 
neck and his dwelling house and all other out houses Standing 
upon ye Sd Lot at oysterbay with gardens Orchards Pastures and 



Book A 37 

all whatsomever Is there unto belonging or appertaining or here- 
after may appertain any way whatsomever as fully and amply as 
may be mentioned by any deed or Conveyance whatsomever and 
as Largely as he ye Sd Jonas might or Could by any purchase 
Guift or Town order all which before mentioned premises ye 
Said Jonas hath Sold To Richard Harkote of Oysterbay Hus- 
bandman his heirs Executors and assigns forever for him ye 
Said Richard To have and To hold occupy and possess and In- 
joye for him and his heirs forever without Let Trouble Eviction 
or Molestation of any person or persons Whatsoever the abovesd 
Jonas having Having — {p. 17 New A) — [receive] d full satisfac- 
tion for ye Above Sd premises in witness whereof I have Heere- 
unto sett my hand & Seale this 30*** day of May in Oyster Bay 
abovesd & in ye IS*'^ Yeare of ye Rainge of our Soveraigne 
Lord King Charles ye Seacond by ye Grace of God King of 
England Scotland flfrance & lerland defender of ye ffaith &c 
Anno. Domini, 1667 According to ye Computation of ye Church 
of England 

Signed Sealed Jonas Holstead O 

delivered in Presents of 
Symon Lane 
Samuell ffurman 

{p. 17 Old A) — Know all men whome this p''sent Instrewment 
of writting may any wayes Conseren yt I Ann Crooker, of 
Oyster Bay of ye North Rideing, in ye Colloney of New Yorke 
Sheere, have Sold & Confermed, what my husband W'" Crooker, 
did formerly sell, unto Nicholas Wright of ye abovesd Towne, 
& Colloney, I say I Ann Crooker, have Sold my lott which was 
formerly Granted to my Husband by ye Towne of Oyster Bay 
unto Nicholas Wright abovesd and doe pass & make over ye 
Sd lott, withall previlleges, whatsomever doeth now belong unto 
it, or heereafter shall, any wayes belong unto it, from mee my 
heires, & assignes, for Ever unto ye abovesd Nicholas Wright, his 
heires or asignes, for Ever, peaceably to Inioye & poses I say I 
have sold, from mee my heires & assines, ye lott above mentioned, 
unto ye Sd Nicholas Wright to him his heires and asignes for 
Ever, to have & to hold as his or theire proper right for Ever, 
and I Ann Crooker having received in hand full Satisfaction, for 
ye abovesd Lott & previliges thereunto belonging from Nicolas 
Wright, abovesd, doe as my Lawfull act, sett to my hand, this 
2d of March 1667 and in ye 19*^ Yeare of ye Rayne of Our Suf- 
erraine Kinge Charels ye Seacond: A share of Medoe, which 
was granted by vertue of ye abovesd lott, is Excepted, by ye 
Abovesd Ann 

Signed and delivered Ann (A) Crooker O 

in p''sents of us her : marke : 

Matthias Harvy 
Nicholas Simkins 



38 Book A 

{p. 18 Old ^)— Oyster Bay ye 14'^ Apriel 1667 

Know all men whome it may Cunseren yt I John Richbell 
doe sell & make over unto Robert Williams halfe a Sheare at 
ye South to him ye Said Robert Williams his heires & assines 
forever: from mee my heires & Assignes forever this Medoe did 
belong to my Dwelling House, 

^ mee John Richbell, 

Testes in Oyster Bay I doe Acknowlidge to have Received in 

plaine Land 

^ mee John Richbell 

John Piatt 
Thomas Mabbes 

Oyster Bay this Seacond of ye first Munth 1667 These p^sents 
declareth unto all men, whomsoever it doeith any wayes cun- 
seren, yt I Robert Williams of Oyster Bay one Long Island, in 
ye North Rideing, in Yorke Sheere, for good considEration 
moveing mee heereunto, doe by these p''sents make over, Ratyfie 
& conferem Such Lands, unto my Sister Mary Willis, of ye 
abovesd Towne & place as followeth namely, one therd of all ye 
playne Land, Exprest in ye Sd Roberts Bill of Sale, Except all 
ye Hollowes I bought of John Stickling & all ye rest of ye Hol- 
lows one ye Sd Playnes are to Remaine to mee, my Sucsessors 
& her sucsessors, as they are all redie layd out & Devided, & 
a Sertaine tract of Land lying to Oyster Bay Land, on ye North 
Side, as it is all Redie devided by mee ye Sd Robert Williams : 
& ye Towne of Oyster Bay & bounded on ye other at ye head 
of ye Colde Spring Swampe, begining at Huntington Cartepath 
& along ye carte path, to ye Ridge of ye hills next to ye Playnes : 
& soe along ye Ridge of hills to Robert ffurmans Land, & soe to 
ye Round Swampe, which tract of woodland I ye Sd Robert Wil- 
liams, doe heereby also turne over & confirme two theirds of 
it, to ye Sd Mary Willis & her Sucsessors: but all ye land lying 
betweene ye Sd ridge of Hills and ye Playnes: above mentioned 
are all mine, & doe properly belong to mee ye Sd Robert Wil- 
liams, & my Sucsessors, & I ye Sd Robert Williams doe also make 
over & Conferem unto ye Sd Mary Willis, twentie Ackers of 
land where she now dwels, yt is to say her house lott now in pos- 
sestion & soe much more to make it twenty Ackers, with Comon- 
ing for her Cattell, & wood & Timber for use, such as my Comons 
does afford, Still provided yt but one Famely doeith, to poses it 
at a time, I ye abovesd Robert Williams, doe heereby for my- 
selfe my heires Execut" or asignes, make over Ratifie & Con- 
ferem, all ye abovesd pieces & percels of Lands, from mee my 
heires Execut" & Asignes unto ye abovesd Mary Willis, her 
heires Execut" or asignes to have & to hold, & for Ever to 
Inioy as there one proper right, Titell & Interest, with out any 



Book A 39 

molistation by us or any from us: as witness my hand & Scale 

ye day & Yeare above written 

In p''sents of us Robert Williams O 

Henery Townesand 

John Bowne : 

These presents witneseth yt I Mary Willis, of Oyster Bay, 
doe bind myselfe & asagnes to leave haremless my Bro: Robert 
Williams, his heires assignes cunser<n)ing, ye Ratiefication & 
makeing over a percell of land unto mee, which I bought of my 
Brother Hoope Washburen : being parte of yt Wood Land, which 
wee three purchased togeather, joyning to Oyster Bay witness 
my hand & Scale this Scaco<w)d day of ye first Munth 1667 
Signed Scaled & delivered in ye (M W) marke 

ye p^^scnts of us of Mary Willits O 

Henery Townesand 
John Bowne 

{p. 19 Old A) — [ ] his Majesties Comand [ ] 

In as much as his Majestic hath sent us, by Cumishtion under 
his great Scale and amongst other things, to Expell or reduce 
to his Majesties Obedience such foreners as have without, his 
Majesties, leave & Consent, seated themselves Amongst any of 
his Dominions, in a Merica to ye prejudice of his Majesties Sub- 
jects, and ye Deminution, of his Royall Dignity, wee his Majes- 
ties Comissoners, doe deaclare & promise, yt whosoever of what 
Nation whatsoever will, upon knowlidge of, this proclamation, 
acknowlidge & certify themselves to Submitt to his Majesties 
Goverment, as his good Subjects oft to doe, shall be protected, 
by his Majesties Lawes & Justice & peaceably Enioy what Ever 
Gods blessing & there owne honnest industry have furnished 
them with and all other, priveledges, with his Majesties English 
Subjects ; 

Wee have caused this to bee published, that yee may prevent 
all inconveniences to others, if it ware possible, however, to 
cleare ourselves, from ye Charge, of all those missires yt any 
way may befall such, as live heere & will not acknowlidge his ma- 
jesty for theare Sovaerigne, Whome God Preserve 

Richard Nicolls 
George Cartwright 
Sammuel Maverick 

It is desiered yt as many of ye Inhabetants, of Oyster Bay as 
Convenyently can, would meet ye Comishoners at Gravesand one 
Thursday ye next ye 23**^ of August, wheare [all freeholders] 
of ye Island are Somoned to bee 

George Cartwright 

{See Thompson's Long Island, I., 124, for this proclamation, 
dated "In his Majesty's frigate the Guerney, August 20, 1664." 
See N. Y. Col. Doc. I., 64, for their commission.) 



40 Book A 

Ye Towne of Oyster Bay doe by these p''sents, testify & dea- 
cleare, yt wee were free to receive a Pattaine According to ye 
Instructions, betrusted, w*'' oure loving Nighbour Cap* John 
Vnderhill, to whome wee have Comitted ye Draught of our 
Towne Limitts, w**" ye Coppie of ye proclemation left with us 
by Co" Cartwright Secondly ye Coppie of ye wourds Inserted 
in ye Speatiall warant, which was sent to us : to send our Depew- 
tyes to Hemstead for ye makeing of all, good & knowen lawes : 
wee say if it will be granted us in words ffollowing, wee freely 
condescend: forthwith to proceed, to procure a patten, & wee 
shall Satisfy ye Seacretary, for ye unanimus voate of ye Towne 
is to render & pay, all dues & dutyes: according to all good, & 
knowen lawes, all redie made, or heere after shall be made : 
Memorand : yt Robert Williams : Patten may not. Cross, or bee 
any Wayes prejudishall, to our former agreement w'*^ him ac- 
cording to ye Record Concluded by ye Towne: this 11*** of April! 
1668 And all soe yt Huntington Patten : may not any wayes Cross, 
or Infringe, us, of any of our Just Rights. 

Know all men by these p''sents, yt I Elyezer Leverich of Hunt- 
ington doe heere by Sell Conveigh, & pass over unto Nicholas 
Simpkings, of Oyster Bay, my House Land & Medo at Oyster 
Bay, withall my right & propriety in ye said place to him and 
his heires for Ever, witness my hand, this twenty ninth of ye 
ll'h month 1658 

in p''sents of us Elyeser Leverich 

William Leverich 
Jonas Holdworth 

(p. 20 Old A and p. 20 Nezv ^)— Oyster Bay ye 16**' of Septem- 
ber 1661 

Bee it knowen unto all men, by these p''sents, yt wee ye Inhabiters 
of ye Towne of Oyster Bay, on Long Island In America whose 
names are underwritten, wee doe by these p''sents, feremly Cov- 
enent & Ingaige, unto Hennery Townesand, now in ye Said 
Towne on ye Condishtion ye Sd Hennery Townesand, doe Build 
such a Mill, as at Norwake on ye Maine ; or an English Mill, on 
our Streame called by us ye Mill Revir, at ye west end of our 
Towne, then doe we geive & Conferem, Such Lands to him his 
heires, & assignes for Ever without Molestation or Condishtion : 
as Namely, all ye Mill lott, bounded with Hennery Desborowes 
lott on ye East side ye Solte Medo on ye North end and Anthony 
Wrights, Medo lott, on ye West, & ye highway on ye South ye 
Sd Anthony Wright Medo lott, is given also to ye said Hennery 
Townsand, yt joynes to ye forsaid Mill, lott on ye East, & Latt- 
ings Solte Medo on ye North End, & a high way, on ye west 
Side, of two pole Broade, betwene said Streame, & Mill lott, 
and ye highway on ye South, & wee give him also all ye Solte 
Medo and upland, on ye west side of ye Sd Mill Streame to a 



Book A 41 

littell Streame of watter, on ye West side of it, & ye sea is ye 
North Bounds, & a highway on ye South of Six pole Broad Joyn- 
ing to ye Swampe : and wee doe heereby geive and grante, unto 
ye Sd Hennery Townesend, ye Sd mill Streame, to build a Mill 
or Mills on it, as hee shall see Cause, & to remaine ferem, to him, 
his heires & Assignes soe they or hee doe keepe a Mill on it as 
afore Sd, but if ye Mill Cease for halfe a Yeare, after it it built, 
& noe preparation, is made, to Repare ye Mill againe, yt then 
ye Towne may Lawfully enter on ye River againe, as there one, 
& Improve it, as ye shall see nessearey, but if ye said Hennery 
Townesend, his heires or assignes, doe make prepration to re- 
pare soe yt it be finished for Servis, after a Yeares deacay: yt 
then ye Sd Streame Shall still Cuntinnew his or theires, on Con- 
dishtion a Mill be keept or Elce ye Streame, to Returne to ye 
Towne as above Sd, & thearefor wee give him by this full power, 
to trench & dame & to take what timber hee hath need of for his 
use, & to have Comoning for his Cattell, and on our Charges, 
wee Ingaige to trench & make ye dame : for ye Mill, as hee shall 
geive Direction, when he calls to have it dunn, & we allow him 
the tenth parte for grinding, but if in process of time, ye tole 
doeth encrease, yt less may bee Suffishtient, to uphold ye Mill 
soe yt the Miller be not discoriged, he is to have less: as under- 
standing men in ye case Chosen by him & us : shall Judge and 
his tole dish, is to be made true & to be Struckt, in takeing ye 
tole, & wee Ingaige noe other [ ] then what is before 

mentioned, shall be made to Joyne ye for mentioned Lands, we 
have given to the sd Henry Townsend and wee are Cuntent yt 
the Mill do app[oint one day] In A Weeke — {p. %2i Old A) — 
[for] to Grind our Coren, & yt when ye Sd Hennery Townesand 
doe fence in ye bove Sd Land, yt Such as have upland, or Medo, 
Joyning to ye bove Sd, shall Joyne in fenceing with him there 
halfe according to our English custome & hee is to have it all 
Rate & taxe free for Ever : & to enter, in p''sent posestion on ye 
Streame and Lands, and to ye true dew, & faithfull performance, 
of all & Every of ye above mentioned, Ingaigements, & promises, 
wee bind us our heires & assignes to perforem, unto ye Sd Hen- 
nery Townesend, his heires & assignes as wittnes our hands, ye 
day & yeare above written, upon Condishtion hee builds a Mill, 
as above Sd Servisable to ye Towne of Oyster Bay in ye Con- 
dishtion, yt the Towne now is in, as ye Mill, at Norwake, is 
Servisable to there Towne : 

Nicholas Simkings ffrancis Weeke Matthew Bridgeman 

John Bates Rob : ffurman Towne Clearke 

Benj : Hubard Rich : Harcott John Townesand Seny 

Hennery Disbrowe John Richbell John Digeson 

Rich : Latting John Townesand Ju : Jonas Holstead 

John ffinch Anthony Wright Thomas Armintage 

Nicholas Wright 



42 Book A 

Oyster Bay ye 29t*' of October 1664 

These p^'sents, deaclareth, unto all whome it may any wayes 
Cunseren, yt John Richbell merchant, of Oyster Bay on Long 
Island, in New England have feremly Sold and delaivered, in 
p^'sent posestion, one share of Medo on ye North Side, of ye 
Towne Joyneing to ye Sea, on ye North Side : & to Hennery 
Townesands house lott, on ye South Side: & Samuell Andrews 
on ye West, & to ye Sd John Richbels medo on ye East, end, unto 
Henery Townesend of ye Sd Towne & place, for Satisfaction in 
hand Received, in other Medo & by these p^'sents do bargaine & 
Sell & Deliver, unto ye Sd Hennery Townesend, his heires Ex- 
ecutors Adminstrators or assignes, for Ever, to inioye with out 
molistation, by mee or any from mee, & doe promis also to give 
ye Sd Hennery Townesand a Confermation, from him I had it 
of as witness my hand & Seale, ye day & Yeare first above 
written 

Signed and Delevered 

in p''sents of us John Richbell 

Matthias Harvy 
John Vnderhill 

I Danyell Whitehead, doe owne & Acknowlidge my Selfe : to be 
ye party from whom M"" Richbell, had ye above written Medo: 
& I doe Ratiefy & Conferem: what is above written: witness my 
hand 

Witness : Nicholas Wright Danyell Whythead 

The marke of 

Caleb X Wright 

Oyster Bay ye last of November 1668 Owned by Nicholas 
Simpkings yt ye Lot which now Joynes, to Samuell Andrews, is 
Justly belonging unto Anthony Wright : and Owned by Anthony 
Wright, yt ye Same lott doeith now belong and is Samuell, An- 
drews : and his heires for Ever: 

Oyster Bay ye Last of Novembe'' 1668 Given by Alee Crabb 
unto her Sun Gideon Wright, A Towne Ship, withall previlliges 
theare unto belonging: ye Towneship above Speacefied is under- 
stood to be A pertickeler Townesmans Right : 

{p. 22 Old A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this p^'sent 
Deede amy any wayes cunseren, yt I Joseph Carpenter, of Mus- 
keeto Cove in ye Province of His Highness: James Duke, of 
Yorke, have Covenanted Bargened, agreed, & Sold, unto Abyah 
Carpenter, of Pawtuxet in ye Colloney of Roade Island, in New 
England, a sertaine percell of land containeing Twenty Ackers: 
ye which Land is lying & being at Musketow Cove & Joyning 
unto my owne lott, on ye West side of it also I doe owne to 
have sold, unto ye above Sd Abiah Carpenter, a fifth parte of 



Book A 43 

three Square Miles, to Inioy as his owne proper Intrest for Ever, 
I Joseph Carpenter above Sd: doe owne to have freely sold ye 
Above Sd Lands above Speacefied, unto ye Sd Abiah Carpenter 
to him his heires or assignes for Ever to have & to hold, as his 
or theire proper Right & Intrest, haveing receivd, from ye Sd 
Abiah Carpenter full Satisfaction, for ye above Sd Lands, I doe 
freely pass & make over from mee, my heires & assignes, all my 
right titell & Intrest, unto ye above Sd Abyah Carpenter, his 
heires & assignes, for Ever quietly to inioy, from mee, or any by 
or under mee, & this Above Sd act of mine I doe owne to be 
in full force, & vertue provided ye above Sd Abiah Carpenter, 
shall cum within three Yeares after, ye date beneith written, & 
possess ye said Lands, with his ffamely: or Sum other flfamely, 
in his behalfe, if not to be void & of noe Effect, In witness 
wheareof I have heere unto set to my hand & seal. In Muskeetow 
Cove, this SC" of November in ye Yeare of our Lord, 1668: & 
in ye 20''' yeare of ye Rainge of our Soverainge King Charels, 
ye Seacond, By ye Grace of God King of Englond, Scotlond, 
flfrance, & lerland, & deffender of ye fTaith &c : 
Signed Sealed and Joseph Carpenter O 

Delivered, in p''sents of us: 
Matthias Harvy 
Danyell Coles : 

Artickles of agreement, made betwene, us ye Towne, of Oyster 
Bay on Long Island in ye north Rideing of New Yorke Sheere, 
& John Tompson, Smith : late Inhabitant of Stanford : in New 
Englond in ye Colloney of Conneghicott whome we ye Towne 
of Oyster Bay, have taken, in, & Excepted, of : to bee our Smith 
& granted a Lott & Previlidge to it, as other perticeler rights have 
provided ye above Sd John Tompson, doth mutually & actually 
consent & Subscribe to the Agreement & Inioynements, w"^^ are 
as fifolloweth : ffirst yt the lott & previlidge granted to it : to ye 
above Sd John Tompson: Is his dewring ye time yt he doe In- 
habit amongst us : & at his removeall, ye said lott & previlidge 
belonging to it, is to be Returned to ye Towne againe ye Sd 
Towne paying ye Sd John Tompson for what Labour hee, be- 
stowed upon ye Sd Lott, Either for building f enceing or Cleareing 
but if ye above Sd John Tompson, doth dye in ye Towne, or 
before he doth remove : of e, of ye above Sd Lott : ye above Sd 
lott & previllidges whatsomever belongeth to it, is to remaine 
his Wiles, & Childrens or theirs as theere owne, to have & to 
hold as theire, owne proper Intrest 2'y as we hav Excepted, of 
ye above Sd John Tompson, to be our smith and Inhabitant 
[ ] — {p. 23 Old A) — The Sd Thompson doth heere in- 

gaige to Supply ye above Sd Towne, with all Tooles or Such like 
Nessesaries, as they shall Stand in Neede of befor any other 
Towne, & to doe ye abovesd Townes worke, as Substantiall & 



44 Book A 

as Reasonable as we ye Sd Towne, can have it dun by any other 

Smith 

Subscribed in p^'sents of ye Constable John Tompson 

& Overseers, in Oyster Bay ye 17*^ 

of December 1668 

Oyster Bay this 29^^ of June 1668 this p^'sent writting de- 
clares to all whome it may any wayes cunseren yt I John Towne- 
sand, have assigned & made over unto my Brother Thomas 
Townesand, my house & home lott, in Oyster Bay w^^'all my right 
of medoes layd out, or to be layd out, to ye Sd lott, one Sheare 
of Medoe layd out, by ye Cove, on ye East end of ye Towne, & 
on Sheare of Medoe at muntinacock lying one ye South side of 
Coren Creeke, now Cap* John Underbill, w^'^all by right & previ- 
lidge, in upland & medoes, layd out, or heere after shall be layd 
out w*^ a right of land, layd out, on ye north side, of ye old 
planting feild so Called, 16 ackers, ranging by land, of Alee 
Crabs, & also, A lott of land upon hog Island in ye 3^^ devishtion 
Number 16 : w*^ ye previlliges, of ye Comon, & benyfits theare 
unto belonging, of ye premises above mentioned, as other per- 
ticeler, Towne rights have, I ye Sd John, have assigned, unto my 
Sd Brother these p''meses, above mentioned from mee my heires, 
Sucksesors to him his heires Sucksesors & assignes for ever free 
from mollistation, from mee or my sucssesor, this doe I owne as 
my act, & Deede, as witness my hand, & Scale, day & date above 
written, & in ye 20'^ yeare of ye Kings Reaine, in ye p^'sents of us 
Robert Coles John Townesand 

William X Bucklar his marke: 

Oyster Bay ye 28*^ of November 1668 

This present writing declares yt theare being a gift, of medoes 
& Lands by my Husband John Townesand, in ye yeare 1660. to 
his Sun John Townesand, in Lew of Medoes w'^^ hee had of his 
Sunn, John, which he gave to his Sunn Thomas & for one Share 
of Medoe upon Hog Island, ye quantitie of w'^'^ Land given to 
his Sunn John in lew of these Medoes, be for mentioned, is halfe 
a Sheare of Medoe at ye South & Six Ackers at ye Playnes: & 
one of ye Accomodations, yt his ffather bought of Danyell, 
Whitehead, I Elyzabeth, Townesand, mother to ye Sd John 
Townesand Junr. doe heere make good, what my Husband his 
fifather gave him, w*^ ye Conscent of ye rest, of my Children, yt 
are witneses, of theare ffathers Gift, doe freely & Joyntly, make 
good to ye Sd John, my Sunn John, his heires Sucsesors or asignes 
peaseabley, to poses, & Inioye, free from molistation from mee 
my heires, or Sucsesors, as witness my hand, day & date above 
written, & in ye 20*'' yeare of ye Kings Reainge, in ye p''sents of 
us 

John Tompson Elyzabeth Townesand 

William X Bucklars his marke 



Book A 45 

Lusum this 2V^ of December 1668 

Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this p'"sent Instrewment of 
writting may any wayes cunseren, yt I Robert Williams of ye 
place above Spacified & in ye North Rideing of New Yorke 
Sheere, & under ye Patronage & Protection of his Royall High- 
ness James Duke of York : doe by these p^'sents, Acknowlidge, to 
have, Bargened Sold & made over — {p. 24 Old A) — Upon good 
Considerations moveing mee theareunto, unto John Townesand 
of ye abovesd place A Sertaine tract of Land, Containing Twentie 
Ackers, Bounded one ye North side w**", Robert Coles, Lands & 
on ye South, bounded w*'' ye highway, & soe to runn upon A 
West line & ye East End bounded w*'' ye Streete, all ye Twenty 
Ackers lying, as before said, with a Smale peece of Land, upon 
w'=^ his house Standeth, & to make a Yeard, & twelve Ackers of 
ye playne Land, ioyneing on ye west side of Nicholas Wrights 
Land, & if it doth not hold out, full twele Ackers theare,^ I ye 
abovesd Robert, Williams, doe ingaige to make it good, in an 
other place. Either in quantitie or quallytie, I ye abovesd Robert 
Williams doe owne, & Acknowlidge to have sold ye above Spece- 
fied Lands, & Previlliges w*'* free Comonage, for grasing for his 
Chatels upon ye Land wheare, I now live, & wood & Timber as 
far forth as my abovesd Land, is capable, to accomadate him, I 
ye abovesaid Robert Williams, doe heere owne & Acknowlidge, 
to have sold all ye above Speacefied Lands, & previlidges, unto 
John Townesand, before mentioned, to him his heires Sucksesors 
& assignes, from mee my heires Sucssesors Administra" & as- 
signes, to ye abovesd, John Townesand, his heires Sucsesors or 
Assignes, to have & to hold for Ever, as theare owne proper In- 
trest & free from molistation from mee or any by mee: this doe 
I owne as my Act, & Deede, as wittness my hand, day & date 
above written & in ye twentith yeare of ye Kings, Reainge, Signed 
Sealed & delivered 

in ye presents of us Robert Williams O 

Richard Townesand 
Robert Coles 

Lusum this 25*^^ of December 1668 in ye yeare 

Bee it Knowen unto all men, to whome this p^'sent Instrewment 
of writting may any wayes, Cunseren, yt I Rob* Williams, of ye 
place above mentioned in ye North Rideing of New Yorke, 
Sheere, & under ye patronage & protection of his Royall High- 
ness, James Duke of : Yorke, doe by these p^'sents Acknowlidge, 
to have Bargened, Solde & made over, upon good Considerations, 
moveing mee theare, unto, unto Robert Coles : of Oyster Bay in 
ye Same Rideing, A sertaine Tract of Land cuntain: Twenty 
Ackers, bounded one ye South, Side w*'^ John Townesends Land : 
& soe to runn, upon A West lyne : & bounded one ye North Side 
w*** Richard Townesends Land: & bounded one ye East w*^ A 



46 Book A 

highway: & also Twelve Ackers, of ye Playne Land: & also free 
Comoning, & grasing for, his Cattell, upon my Land, whare I now 
live & wood & Timber as far forth, as my Abovesd land is ca- 
pable to acomidate him, I : ye abovesd Robert Williams, doe heere 
owne & Acknowlidge, to have Sold ye above Specefied Land, & 
previl : unto Robert Coles, before mentioned, to him his heires 
Sucsesors & asignes, from mee my heires Sucsesors, Administ" 
& asignes, to ye abovesd Rob* Coles : his heires Sucsesors, to have 
& to hold for Ever as theare owne proper, Intrest, & free from 
Molistation from mee or any by mee, as witness my hand, day 
& date, above written & Spacified and In ye 20*^ yeare of the 
Kings Reign 

Signed Sealed Delivered Robert Williams O 

in presence of us 
Richard Townsend 
Thomas Townsend 

{p. 25 New A) — Oysterbay ye \2^'^ day of ye 11 month 1665 
Be it Known unto all men by these presents that I John finch of 
fairfield on ye Main have Sold Unto John dickenson of Oysterbay 
on Long Island in the North Rideing, for good Considerations 
moveing me hereunto all my Meadow and Swamp being five 
acrees Commoning, & Common Rights that Belongeth to me in 
Oysterbay I Say I have Sold and by these presents Deliver up 
all my Right Title & Interest of all the premises above men- 
tioned for full Satisfaction I have In hand Received from me 
my heirs and assigns to him his heirs and assigns To have and 
To hold and forever to Enjoye as their own proper Right Title 
and Interest without molestation of me or any from me as Wit- 
ness my hand ye day and Year above written Being the Seventeen 
year of King Charles the Second King of England his Reign as 
witness my hand and Seal 

in p''sents of Us John finch 

Henry Townsend John finch 

Edward Triptree 

29 January 1668 

Ane Exchange of Land made by Frances weekes and John 
Underbill Ju*" that is to Say ye Said John Underbill doth Resigne 
up all his Right title and Interest of his Ten acre Lot which joyns 
Unto Nicolas Rights field unto frances weekes to him his heirs or 
assigns forever to Enjoye In Lieu hereof the Said frances weekes 
doth Resigne unto John Underbill abovesd a Shear of meadow, 
the third Shear at Oak neck Beach upon the Same Conditions 
abovesd 

These doth declare yt I Robert Furman Having in my hands 
a bill of Robert Williams of Twenty pounds which was for ye 



Book A 47 

payment of House and Lands which I Sold to the Sd Robert 
WilHams at Hempstead I Robert Furman do own the bill to be 
Lost and to have Received for ye Bill full Satisfaction In Wit- 
ness hereof I have hereunto Set to my hand this 2^ february 1668 

Robert 
furman 

Whereas I Robert Williams of Lusum did formerly Sell unto 
Robert Furman of Oysterbay as by deed may appear Twenty Load 
of Plain hay Yearly to be Mowed In Liew hereof I do Make Over 
unto the Said furman a peice of plain Land bounded as follows 
On ye South west by Nicolas Wrights and so to the widow 
willis her hollow Upon ye Hill and So upon a Squair Line to 
huntington woods Lying and being upon ye South Side of ye old 
Cartway owned by Both to be our True and Real Act this Second 
of february 1668 

Be it Known Unto all men whome this present Instrument of 
Writing May any wise Concern that I gidian Wright of Oyster- 
bay in the North Rideing in ye CoUoney of New York Shire 
have Covenanted Bargained Sold and Delivered unto Daniel 
Blyeth of ye abovesd Town and Colloney all my right title and 
Interest of a lot of Land & all priviledges whatsomever doth 
now Belong unto it or hereafter Shall Belong unto it the which 
Lands above Spacified I did formerly buy of Joseph Halstead 
A Townsmans Right only I do reserve unto my Self out of the 
abovesd Purchase a Shear or Right of Land at hog Island and 
all meadows Belonging to it the abovesd Lands only what I have 
Excepted I do own to have Sold from me my heirs and assigns 
forever unto the Sd Daniel Blyeth to him his heirs and assigns 
forever To have and To hold as his or their proper Right Title 
and Interest free from all or any Molestation whatsomever from 
any person or persons— (/j. 26 New ^)— WHATSOMEVER 
Mollesting the Sd Blyeth in his peaceable and Quiet Enjoyment 
having in hand Received full Satisfaction from ye abovesd Blyeth 
I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this I*'' of february 1668 
and in the Twenty Year of ye Reign of Our Sovreign King 
Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scot- 
land france and Irland &c 

Signed Sealed and delivered Gidian Wright O 

In the presents of us 
Mathias Harvy 
John Tompson See page 259 : Voyd 

Be it known unto all men whome this present deed may any 
ways Concern that I Thomas frances of Setockit on Long Island 
with in the Teritories of His Royal highness James Duke of 
York have Covenanted Bargained Sold & Delivered unto Richard 



48" Book A 

Latting of Oysterbay a Certain Tract or parcell of Land Lying 
and being at Muntinecock and in quantity One hundred and thirty 
Acres the which Lands above Spacified doth Lye on ye West 
Side of John Dyers Lot the abovesd Lands I Do own to have 
Sold from me my heirs and Assigns to ye above said Richard 
Latting his heirs and Assigns forever, To have & To hold as his 
or their proper Right Title and Interest and do own to have re- 
ceived of the abovesd Richard Latting full Satisfaction for the 
above Spacified Lands and Commoning and do also Ingage my 
Self to defend the abovesd Richard Latting in his Quiet and 
peaceable Enjoyment from Any person or persons Molesting 
the Sd Richard Latting in his Quiet and peaceable Possession 
and this is my Real act I have here unto Set to my hand and 
Seal in Oysterbay this 20*^ of Apriel in ye Year of our Lord 
1669 and in ye 2\^^ year of the Reign of Our Sovrign King 
Charles the Second King of England Scotland france and Irland 
defender of the faith 

Signed Sealed and delivered Thomas X Frances O 

In p^'sents of us his mark 

Mathias Harvy 
John X Robbins 
his mark 

Be it Known unto all men Whome these present deed of 
Sale may any ways Concern yt I Thomas Frances of Setocket 
on Long Island within the Teritories of his Royal Highness have 
Covenanted Bargained Sold and Deliverd Unto John Coles of 
Oysterbay on long Island a Certain Tract of Land Lying and 
being at Muntinecock And in Quantity Sixty Ackers of Land 
being bounded on the East with william Simsons house {lot) 
and So to run Southward the which Lands I do own to have 
freely Sold from me my heirs and assigns unto ye above Said 
John Coles to him his heirs and assigns forever To have and To 
hold as his or Their proper Right Title and Interest I do also 
Ingage me my heirs and assigns to defend ye abovesd John Coles 
his heirs and assigns from any person or persons Whatsomever 
— {p. 27 Old A; p. 26 New A) — which Shall molist Or hinder 
ye above Sd John Coles, or any of his, in theire quiet posestion, 
of these Lands, above Speacefied, & haveing received for ye 
above Sd Lands, full Sattisfaction, to my Cuntent, of ye above 
Sd John Coles I have heere unto set to my hand & Scale, Oyster 
Bay, this 3*^ day of May in ye Yeare of our Lord 1669 & in ye 
21*'' Yeare, of ye Rainge of our Soverrainge, King Charels ye 
Seacond, King of Englond Scottlond ffrance & lerland, & def- 
fender, of ye ffaith it is to be understood though not Exprest, 
above, yt I doe sell, to ye above Sd Lands Conanages & all other 
previlliges what som Ever 



Book A 49 

Signed Sealed and 

deliverd, in p^'sents of us Thomas X ffrancis O 

Matthias Harvy his marke 

WilHam X Risbie 

his marke 
John Ruddocke 

(p. 27 Old A; p. 27 New A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men by 
these p''sents, yt I Abyah Carpenter of Pawtuexet, in ye Coloney 
of Roade Island, doe assigne & make over my hole, right and 
titell of Land, at Musketow Cove to Joseph Carpenter, of ye 
Same place, above Mentioned, and to him and his for Ever, wit- 
ness my hand 

this being ye 14*^ of June 1669 Abiah Carpenter 

Witness our hands 
John Townesand 
John Tompson 

Oyster Bay ye S^^ of July 1669 

ffriends & Nighbours of ye Towne of Huntington Wee once 
more desier you in a Loving & friendly way, to forbeare Mowe- 
ing of our Neck of Medoe, w*^*^ you have, presumptiosly mowed, 
these Seaverall Yeares, & if after soe many friendly warnings 
you will not forebeare you will force us your friends & Nigh- 
bours to seecke our Remedie, by a dew progress in Law, not 
Else, but Resting your friends, & Nighbours, by mee, for & in 
behalfe of ye Towne of Oyster Bay 

Matthias Harvy 
Towne Clearke 

{p. 28 Old A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men whome this p''sent 
Deede of Sale may any wayes Cunseren, yt I Mosis fifurman, In- 
habetant of Oyster Bay, w^'^in ye Territories of his Royall High- 
ness James Duke of Yorke, have Covenanted Bargeind Sold & 
delevered, unto Thomas Marting of Oyster Bay, halfe of my 
home lott, ye North Side, & also halfe of all my Lands, which 
belongith, now unto mee, within ye Towne of Oyster Bay, or 
heereafter shall belong unto mee by vertue of this said lott, which 
I now poses, & also halfe of all my Land on Hogg Island, ye 
above Sd Lands I doe owne to have sold, withall privilidges 
theare unto belonging, unto Thomas Marting of Oyster Bay, to 
him his heires & assigne for Ever, to have & to hold, as his or 
theire owne right title & Intrest, also I doe ingaige, mee my heires 
& assignes, to deffend & maintaine, ye forsd Thomas Marting 
his haires & assign in his or theare quiet posestion, from any 
person or persons hindring or molesting him, & haveing received, 
full Satisfacttion of ye afore Sd Thomas Marting, for Every 
part & parcell, of ye Above Speacefied Lands I have heereunto 



50 Book A 

set to my hand & Scale, in Oyster Bay, this 12'^^ of July in ye 
Yeare of our Lord 1669 And in ye 2\^^ yeare, of ye Rainge of 
our SoverRainge Charels ye Seacond, King of Englond Scotlond 
ffrance & lerland &c 

Signed Sealed and Mosis flfurman O 

delivered in p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
Thomas Townesand 

This p^'sent Instrewment of writting Deaclareth to all whome, it 
may any wayes cunseren, yt wee John Tompson & James Cocke, 
both of Oyster Bay have made an Exchange, of Lands Each with 
of other, ye Medoes w"=^ is layde out to mee, at Oake Neck by ye 
Towne of Oyster Bay : I doe resine up all my right title, & intrest, 
unto James Cock, for Ever, & In lew theireof , I James Cocke doe 
resine, all my right titell & intrest, unto John Tompson of my 
Boges to ye Westward, of ye three runs w*'' ye Swampe & a pole 
of upland, Joyning to ye Swampe, & A peece of medo Within ye 
fence at Hog Island Joyning to Samuell Andrews Medo: 

In Witness heereof, as our Reall Acts, wee have heere unto set 
to oure hands In Oyster Bay this IS'** of August 1669 

John Tompson 
James X Cocke 
his marke 

ip. 29 Old A; p. 28 New ^)— Whareas m^ John Richbell, hath 
made A Deede of Sale, unto one Latemore Sampson, of Seaverall 
percels, of lands w^^'in ye bounds, of our Towne, of Oyster Bay, 
wee ye Towne of Oyster Bay, for good, Considerations, moveing 
us theare unto, doe make our Leagall protest, against, ye Deede 
of Sale, which m'' John Richbell, hath made unto ye A for said 
Latemore Sampson : Oyster Bay ye last of July 1669 

{p. 29 Old A; p. 29 New ^)— May ye 7*^ 1669 
Know all men whome this may or shall cunseren, yt I Mathew 
Pryer of Killingworth, neare Oyster Bay upon Lon Island, & in 
ye Countie of New Yorksheere, doe by these p''sents acknowlidge 
to have sold, & freely granted & made over unto Richard Towne- 
sand, of Oyster Bay upon Long Island, in ye Countie of New 
Yorkesheere, & under ye patronage & ^tection of his Royall 
highness James Duke of Yorke, on halfe Sheare of Medo lying 
&: being part of Oyster Bay South Medoes & whareas ye Towne 
of Oyster Bay have not at p''sent : devided to Every man his parte 
or right : of ye forsd Medoes ; wee cannot Speacefy in this, ye 
quallyty quantytie or bounds theireof but I doe heereby owne yt 
I have sold, him halfe a Sheare as abovesd by vertue whareof 
hee ye said Richard Townesand : have right, to mowe & make 
use of any, of ye abovesd medoes : as far forth as is abovesd. 
Right, is to be considered, & when ye Towne of Oyster Bay doth 



Book A 51 

see cause : to lay out to Every man his right in perticeler, of ye 
forsd Medoes I doe ingaige yt hee ye Sd Richard Townesand, 
shall have halfe A Sheare laid out to him : According to what 
is Commonly, Accounted & goeith under ye denomination of 
halfe A Sheare, Amongst ye Purchasers & Inhabetants, of ye 
above Sd Towne: without fraud or deacept, all w'^'' medoes befor 
Expressed, I ye Sd Mathew Pryer doe acknowlidge to have sold 
granted & made over, unto ye Sd Richard Townesand, his heires 
Susksesors, or assignes from mee my heires Sucksesors & as- 
signes : peaceably to posses & Inioy. for Ever: free from all mo- 
lestation from mee my heires Executors Sucksessors or assignes : 
& doe by these presents ingaige, to make good ye premises : to 
him. ye Sd Richard Townesand his heires Sucksessors or as- 
signes, aforesd : Against all playes or pretences whatsomever: I 
haveing received full Sattisfaction from him ye said Richard 
Townesand, for ye abovesd Medoe : as Witness my hand & Scale, 
ye day & date above written, & in ye 2V^ yeare of ye Rainge of 
our King, Charels ye Seacond: 

Signed Sealed & delivered Mathew Pryer O 

in ye p''sents of us 
Robert Williams 
John Underbill Junny"" 

{p. 30 Old ^)— LueSum ye 7"' of September 1669 
Bee it Knowen unto all men whome this p''sent Instrewment 
of writting may any wayes cunseren : yt I Robert Williams of ye 
place above Speacefied, Neare Oyster Bay on Long Island, in ye 
North Rideing of New Yorke sheere, & under ye patronage & 
protection of his Royall Highness James Duke of Yorke, doe by 
these presents Acknowlidge, to have Bargened Sold & made over, 
upon good Considerations moveing mee theireunto : to Richard 
Townesend of ye abovesd place: A Sertaine tract of Land, Cun- 
taineing Twentie Ackers, bounded on ye South side w*^ Robert 
Coles Land, & soe runing upon a West line, bounded on ye 
northside w'*^ ye Comon, bounded on ye East end, w*'' ye highway 
all ye Twentie Ackers lying, as beforesd w'** a Smale percell of 
Land, upon w*^*^ his house Standith, being bounded by mee Rob- 
ert Williams, upon ye day of ye date heereof : I ye abovesd Robert 
Williams, doe owne & Acknowlidge to have sold, ye Above Spea- 
cefied Lands : with free Comonage for grasing for his chattels, 
upon ye lands whare I now live, & wood & timber for his use 
as far forth as my abovesd lands, is cappable to AccomAdate him, 
ffurther I doe Acknowlidge to have sold unto ye abovesd Richard 
Townesand, A percell of upland, cuntaineing fifteene ackers more 
or less : being bounded by ye forsd Land on ye South Side & 
bounded on ye North & Nore West: by ye lyne w*^^ Nicholas 
Wright, Samuell Andrews: & Henery Townesand run by, ye 
order of ye Towne of Oyster Bay, as a line of Devish: and ye 



52 Book A 

East End, is to range straight w*'* ye front, of ye forsd 20 
Ackers : further I doe AcknowHdge to have sold, to ye Above 
said Richard Townesand, Twentyfive ackers of plaine land : & 
hee hath free Liberty granted him by these p''sents, to take it in 
two percels if he seeith cause any whare upon ye west & South- 
west side, of ye path yt goeith from my house to Jereco hollowes, 
as also he have Liberty, to chuse. Such as hee thinks best for his 
use. provided hee Chueseth & taketh it up, beyound ye tope of 
ye hill upon or Neare ye browe theareof, these abovesd Lands & 
previlliges, I ye abovesd Robert Williams doe owne to have sold, 
unto ye abovesd : Richard Townesand, his heires Sucksessors & 
assignes, as his or theires, to have & to hold as theire owne proper 
intrest : free f rome mollistation : from mee or any by mee, I say 
I have sold, all those above, mentioned. Lands & previllig: to ye 
bovesd Richard Townesand. his heires Sucksessors & assignes: 
from mee my heires Sucksessors & assignes : for Ever to have & 
to hold as theire owne proper intrest : as witness my hand ye day 
and date above Speacefied, & in ye 21*^ yeare of ye Kings Rainge 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Robert Williams O 

in ye p''sents of us : 
John Townesand 
Hannah (H) Townesand 
her marke 

(p. 31 Old A) — This Bill bindeth mee Richard Latting, mee my 
heires & assignes to pay or cause to be paid, to Benjamen Hubard 
his heires or assignes for ye use of his Medo which I have from 
him, as by Lease may appeare I say I doe ingaige to pay to ye 
Sd Hubard, two Suffishtient Buck Skings well drest, at or before 
a munth after Michalmas, next insewing ye date heereof : & also 
I doe ingaige to pay to ye Sd Hubard fifteene shillings yearely, 
after ye rate of wheat 5s. ^ bushell, & Indian 3s. ^ bush: & 
this payment to beginn at the end of two years after ye date 
beneith written, & soe to Cuntinew dewring ye said Hubards life 
& yearely to be payd in to ye Sd Hubard, at his house at Oyster 
Bay by mee ye Sd Richard Latting at or before ye last of Octo- 
ber in Every Yeare, & I doe also Ingaige to let ye Sd Hubard 
have what grass hee shall want yearely for his Chattels, at ye 
South ^vided, if ye Sd Hubard shall not have a nufe for his 
owne Cattell upon his owne Medo heere at home & in case ye Sd 
Hubard shall be at ye South when I am thare to mowe hee shall 
have Liberty to take his Choyce ^vided hee mowes it togeather 
& this is my Lawfull act I have heereunto set to my hand this 
28**" Jany 1666 & in ye 18*^ yeare of our Souvrainge King Charels 
ye Seacond 

Signed in ye p'"sents of us Richard (L) Latting 

Matthias Harvy his marke 

Nathaniell Coles 



Book A 53 

Bee it Knowen unto all men whome this my Deede of Sale may 
any wayes Cunseren yt I James Cocke of Muntinacock neare 
Oyster Bay w^^'in ye Colloney of his Royall Highness James 
Duke of Yorke have Bargened Sold, & Delivered unto Hennery 
Townesend of Oyster Bay & of ye same Colloney yt parte of ye 
Lott which I Bought of John Digeson, which is two theirds & 
a Tenn acker Lott, and a Six Acker Lott lying on ye west side 
of ye three runs and ye three runs Swamp with all comons and 
commonages belonging unto me w'^in ye Boundes of Oyster Bay 
only I doe Except and reserve unto myselfe my Commons of 
Oake Neck, Pine Island & Hogisland and also all medoes, I 
reserve to my selfe I James Cock aforesd doe owne to have sold 
from mee my heires & assignes ye above percels of Lands men- 
tioned, unto Henery Townesand to him his heires & assignes for 
Ever, to have and to hold as his or theire proper right title & 
intrest & doe by these p^'sents ingaige myselfe my heires & as- 
signes for Ever to defend ye Sd Hennery Townesend or any of 
his in theire quiet & peaceable posestion of Every part or percell 
of those Lands which I have sold him & haveing received of 
Henery Townsend to my cuntent full satisfaction for ye above 
mentioned Lands I have heereunto set to my hand and Scale, as 
my true & reall act in Oyster Bay this last of Decemb in ye yeare 
of our Lord 1669 & in ye 21**^ yeare of ye Rainge of our Sov- 
erraing King Charels ye Seacond King of England Scottland 
ffrance & lerland 

Signed Sealed & delivered James X Cock 

in p''sents of us his marke 

Matthew Pryer 
William X Risbie 
his marke 

{p. 32 Old ^)— Jannry ye 28**' 1669 

Layd outt by Samuell Andrews & Matthias Harvy unto Samuell 
Andrews Twentie Ackers of Land Containeing in Length Sixty 
and Seaven pole & bredth fortie & Eight ye Sd Land is joyning 
unto his forteene Ackers w'^*' was layd out to him formerly, 
More six ackers Layd out to him, lying & being & Joyneing one 
ye Southside of his feild which is now in fence. 

Oyster Bay ye 24*'' of Decemb: in ye Yeare 1667 {New A 
gives it 1668) Bee it Knowen unto all men to whome this p''sent 
Istrewment of writting may any wayes cunseren yt I John Un- 
derbill Juny"" of ye place before mentioned in ye north Rideing 
of New York Sheere, & under ye Patronage & protection of his 
Royall Highness James Duke of Yorke upon good Considera- 
tions moveing mee heere unto, have Bargened Sold & made over 
unto Thomas Townesend of ye abovesd place my house & home 
Lott in Oyster Bay w*'' Six Ackers of ye Playnes & all my right 



54 Book A 

of Commons & previlHdges theireunto belonging, w'^'' Aprertaine 
unto ye Abovesd House & Lott, only ye Medoes yt belong unto 
ye abovesaid house w*^ my Right of Land upon Hogg Island 
Excepted, I say I have sold unto ye Abovesaid Thomes Towne- 
send my House & Lott & Comons & playnes as before Exprest to 
him his Heires, Sucksessors or Assignes freely to have and to 
hold for Ever from mee my heires Sucksessors Adminisf^ or 
Asignes as his or theire one proper intrest : free from mollista- 
tion by mee or any from mee haveing Received full Satisfaction 
for ye above mentioned p''mises as upon Bill Exprest: I ye 
abovesd John Underbill doe owne to have sold all my right of 
Lands yt doeith belong or heereafter may belong to ye above 
mentioned House and Lott only what is before Excepted & doe 
ingaige to give ye Abovesd Thomas Townesend quiet Posestion 
ye first day of May after ye date heereof of ye above mentioned 
house & Lands & to leave ye House & ffences in as good Repaire 
as when I Sold it him, as witness my hand, day and date Above 
written & in ye Twentith Yeare of ye Kings rainge 
Signed Sealed and John Vnderhill Juny"" 

Deliverd in p^'sents of us 
Joseph Weekes 
John (J) Weekes his marke: 

Bee it knowen unto all men whome this my Deede of Sale 
may any wayes cunseren yt I Benjamen Hubard of Oyster Bay 
on Long Isl^ within ye Colloney of his Royall Highness, James 
Duke of Yorke have Bargened Sold & Delivered unto Josias Lat- 
ting of ye abovesaid Towne & Colloney all my right title & intrest 
of Lands housing fences & Orchards, w^'^all previlHdges what- 
somever : doeith theire unto or heereafter shall any wayes belong 
unto it, I say I Benjamen Hubard for good Considerations — (p. 
33 Old A) — Moveing mee theireunto, have freely Sold, from mee 
my heires & assignes, forever, ye above mentioned Lands, w'^'all 
previlliges theire unto belonging ; unto ye Aforementioned Josias 
Latting to him his heires, & assignes, for Ever, to have & to hold, 
as his or theire right, & interet, & doe freely by this act of mine, 
owne this Accomadations, w^'^all rightes theereunto, belonging, to 
bee freely ye abovesd Josias Lattings, & his heires forEver: after 
my Deacease, but dewring my life, I doe reserve ye abovesd 
Lands w**^ ye previllidge, theire unto belonging, for & unto my 
use & beehoofe, & after my deacease, I doe owne, all my right 
title & intrest ; w"^*^ I doe now posess, of Lands houseing, & 
Orchards, & all other previlHdges, in Oyster Bay : to bee Josias 
Lattings to him his heires & assignes for Ever, alwayes provided, 
yt this Deede of Sale, of mine. Shall not take place, in reference 
to any Purchas, yt I ye Said Hubard, shall make after ye date 
beneith written, & haveing received full sattisfaction to my 
Cuntent, from Josias, for ye abovesaid Lands, I have heereunto 



Book A 55 

set to my hand, & Scale, in Oyster Bay, in ye yeare of our Lord 
1669 & one ye 3'*' day of Jannewary, & in ye 21*** yeare, of ye 
Rainge of our Soverrainge Lord, Charels ye Seacond King of 
Create Brittaine, ff ranee & lerland. 

Signed Sealed and Benjamen Hubbard O 

Delivered in p'^sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
John Tompson 

fTebrewary ye Z^^ day 1669 ye Estate of Daniell Blyeths left 
behinde him, when, hee went out, of Our Towne, 

To 24 bush of Indian Coren at 3s ^ bush. 

To one Sow 

To two hoggs at 35s. sP peece 

To A Broad Axe 

To two Blancketts 

To 1 peck & 1/2 of Solte 

To 5 lb. Sheepcs Wooll, at 2s. ^ lb. 

by Thomas Marting 

To 2 bushels pease & 1 peck : pease 

ye Totall Sum is 

{p. 34 Old A) — Debts paid out to Seaveral 
Estate of Danniell Blyeths by Order of ye Courte 
Harcott Constable, Oyster Bay ye 3'*' of fTebry 1669 

To Matthias Harvy 

To Thomas Townesend 

To Josias Latting 

To Mary Latting 

To Samuell Andrews 

To Simon Lane 

To John Rudick 

To flfrancis Weekes 

To Mosis fifurman 

To Samuell & Robert ffurman 

To Richard Harcott 

To Anthony Wright 

To Henery Townesend 

To John Robings 

To John Tompson 

ye Totall Sum is 13 10 01 

Know all men by these p^sents, yt I Thomas Powell, of Hunt- 
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56 Book A 

ney, to M"" Thomas Mathews merchant, have for A valeable Con- 
sideration, in hand paid, have Bargened Sold, & doe by these 
p^'sents Bargen, & Sell, & make over unto, Joseph Ludlum of 
Oyster Bay on Long Island Cooper, all ye right titell, & intrest, 
yt M'' Thomas Mathews Merchant, have or Ever had in two 
Lotts, Sittuate & Lying in Oysterbay ye Lotts of Samuell An- 
drews on ye East side, & ye Swamp of ye Sd Samuell Andrews 
on ye west ye frunt North, to ye highway, & ye South to ye 
Woodes in Comonage : boeth ye aforeSd Lotts, I ye aforeSd 
Thomas Powell, Atturney to M"" Thomas Mathews merch: doe 
by these p''sents, Alinate & Estrainge, from us our heires. Ex- 
ecute Administ" & assignes: I say all our right title & intrest, 
in & unto ye aforesaid Joseph Ludlum, his heires Executors Ad- 
minist", & assignes to have & to hold for Ever & I doe also in- 
gaige my selfe, my heires & assignes, to save haremles & indem- 
nified, ye af oresd Joseph Ludlum : his heires & assignes, from any 
^son, or persons who may or shall lay any Clayme, or titell, to ye 
aforesd Lotts, or any parte or percell theireof : w*=^ Lotts ware 
formerly, in ye tennor, Joseph & Benjamen Smith, from them 
Extranged, to Danyell Whitehead from thence to M"" Thomas 
Mathews, Merchant, for ye true performance heereof I have 
heereunto set to my hand this one & thertie day of Jannry, in 
ye one & twentith of ye Rainge, of Charels ye Seacond, of Eng- 
land Scotland flFrance & lerland, King & in ye Yeare of our Lord 
1669 

Signed and delivered Thomas Powell 

in p''sents of 

John Weekes John Wood 
Joseph Baiely Rers. 

{p. 35 New A) — Oysterbay 26 of februrary 1669 

Laid out unto John Dickenson by Frances Weekes and Mathias 
Harvey Seven acres of Land Lying and Joyning on ye Westard 
Side of ye Second Run going to Huntington being in Length 34 
pole and in Bredth 33 pole and bounded with ye Southeast Corner 
five pole on ye East Side ye Run w*^ white Oake on ye South- 
west with a black oake ye Northeast a Small chestnut ye Nore- 
west w**^ a great chestnut tree 

26*^ Laid out unto Richard Harcot by Frances Weekes and 
Mathias Harvy five Acres of Land Lying and being on Coveneck 
where the wolf pit now is being in Length 32 pole and in Bredth 
25 pole 

These are to declare to all whome it may any ways Concern 
that we Joseph Weekes and Moses Furman Both of Oyster bay 
have made an Exchange of Lands on hog Island that is to say 
I Joseph Weekes do freely resigne Up unto Moses furman all 
My right Title and Interest of ye first and third Lot on ye Calf 



Book A 57 

pasture to him his heires and assigns forever quietly to poses 
and I Moses Furman do Likeways resigne up Unto Joseph 
Weekes all my Right Title and Interest of ye Lot of Land 
which now lyes between ye widow Townesends Lot and Gideon 
Wrights Lot to him his heirs or assigns forever Quietly to pos- 
sess and this our Real acts we have hereunto Set to our hands 
In Oysterbay this 14*^ of march 1669 

Joseph Weekes 
Moses Furman 

Bargained Sold and delivered unto Joseph Ludlum one acre 

of Land Joyning unto the two Lots which is now his which were 

formerly M"^ Methewes having for the Sd Land received full 

satisfaction I have hereunto Set my hand in Oysterbay this 2S^^ 

of Apriel 1670 r^, ^ , 

^ Ihomas lownsend 

These Lands is owned by ye Town of Oysterbay to be Justly 
due unto Antoney Wright which are here beneath Mentioned his 
home Lot Containing Six acres above with ye Streat on ye East 
and on ye South and Sam : Mathews on ye north and his Brother 
Peters on ye West and one Ten acre Lot Bounded with ye 
Common on all Sides and Lying near the Bridge at ye Beaver 
Swamp More on Ten acre Lot near Nicolas Wrights and John 
Dickensons fields bounded with a little Swamp On ye Southeast 
and Toward the mill River head at ye North and ye hills on ye 
west and Towards the Highway On ye East Two Shears of mea- 
dow being bounded on ye West Side with ye highway parte : and 
Nicolas Simkins and Nicolas wrights Land on ye North and One 
ye South with Peter wrights meadow and two Lying beyand ye 
Beaver River of Meadows Shears bounded w''^ Nicolas Wrights 
on the West Side and Mathias Harvy on ye North Side 
(/>. 36 Nexv ^)— BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these pres- 
ents: that I Nicolas Simkings of Oysterbay on Long Island In the 
north rideing in Yorkshire for good Considerations moving me 
hereunto do by this Confess to have fully and absoluly Sold and 
Delivered Up in present possession all my right Title and In- 
terest of my now dwelling house in ye Sd Oysterbay & house lot 
withall the fences that now is and Twenty four aple Trees bear- 
ing fruit one pair tree and one Shear of meadow being and 
bounding on ye Sea on the northend and A highway on ye 
Southend and Antony Wrights Meadow on ye East Side and 
Richard Crabbs Meadow on ye West Side and my Shear of 
Swamp on ye East Side against my house it is Intended ye 
Eastside of ye Street against my house unto Alice Crabbs of ye 
above Said Town and Rideing, for Satisfaction in hand I have 
allready Received the Sd house Lot is Bounded with a highway 
on ye north Side and a Highway on ye Eastend, Benjamin hub- 



58 Book A 

ards house Lot on ye South Side and Nicolas Wrights house Lot 
on ye westend, I say I have Sold and delivered up all my right 
Title and Interest of all ye above mentioned particulars of House 
and Lands With Trees and fencing as above Said from me my 
heirs Executors or assigns unto ye aboveSd Alice Crabb her heirs 
Execut" or assns To have and To hold as their own proper 
Right and Interest and do Ingage to make good ye Sale of all 
ye above mentioned premises against any Claime or demands of 
any person or persons and to Give her ye Sd Alice Crabb or her 
assigns Quiet and peaceable possession of all the above Men- 
tioned premises & to Injoye it without Molestation by me or any 
from me in the 19*^ Year of ye Reign of Charles the Second 
King of England as Witness my hand and Seal this ll*"^ of feb- 
ruary 1669 in Oysterbay 

in presents of us Nicolas Simkins O 

Henry Townsend 
Caleb Wright 

Sold by Samuel weekes of Oysterbay unto John Underbill Ju'' 
of Killingworth a Shear of meadow Lying and being near Oak 
neck Beach and bounded with A creek on the North Lattemore 
Sampsons on ye South on ye East a Creek and on ye woods ye 
West bounder I Say Sold by me to ye Sd John Underbill forever 
to him his heirs and assigns forever As Witness my hand this 
Second day of december 1670 

Samuel Weekes 

I nicolas Simkins of masketicove do own to have Exchandged 
a Shear of meadow With John Underbill Ju"" of Killingworth 
ye Sd meadow Lying and being at Beaver Swamp : for ye Said 
Meadow I do own to have received full Satisfaction In a half 
Shear of meadow at ye South In witness hereof I have hereunto 
Set to my hand this 2"^ of december 1670 Owned by John Under- 
bill this Exchange to be good and Lawfull 

Nicolas Simkins 
John Underbill 

Impr: — Lands belonging unto John Dickinson Sej*" of Oyster- 
bay to his own proper right Twenty Acres by the right of John 
finch Twenty Acres by James Cock 

Ten acres by Alee Crabb five acres and one acre upon account 
of the Six acres Lot I these Lands Lying alltogether and bounded 
Nicolas Wrights Lands on ye East Side, ye South bounder is ye 
Common, upon ye West ye Common, upon ye north part a lain 
between, Antoney Wrights Land and ye Said John dickensons 
Land and on ye northwest part a lain between Antony Wrights 
Swamp and ye aboveSd Land ye narrowest part to be Six pole 
wide ye Slipe of meadow that Lyes between Alee Crabbs 



Book A 59 

(p. 37 Old A) — I Gedion Wright of Oyster Bay, doe owne, to 
have Exchanged my Sheare of Medoe at Beaver Swampe w'^*' 
was formerly my ffathers, ye Sd Sheare of Medoe I have Ex- 
changed w**^ John Vnderhill Juny"" of KilHngworth, for a little 
Sheare of Medoe at ye Beaver Swampe, being ye 19"^ Sheare, 
on ye East side of ye Creeke : & one Sheare of Medo at Hog 
Island, at ye great Medoe ye Sd two Sheares of Medo, I doe 
owne to be Gideon Wrights, in Exchange for a Share of Medoe, 
which I have of him at ye Beaver Swampe ye Sd Medoes is 
owned, by us to be Exchanged, from us to Each Other for Ever 
from our heires & assignes and this as our Reall acts we have 
heereunto set to our hands in Oyster Bay this lO'*^ of Apriel 1671 

John Vnderhill 
Gedion wright 

Know all men by these p''sents yt whareas Jonas Holstead for- 
merly in ye North Rideing of Yorkesheer upon Long Island did 
Demise grant & Sell unto Richard Harkar of Oyster Bay afore- 
said his heires Execu : & assignes forever a whole share of Land, 
lying upon Hog Island in Oyster Bay abovesd as by a bill of 
sale bareing date ye 13^^ day of may in ye 18'** yeare of ye 
Rainge, of our Soveraigne King Charels ye Seacond, &c : may 
& doth more at Large appeere, Know ye Sd Richard Harker for 
& in Considera : of divers good Causes him theire unto moveing 
hath Demised granted, alinated Sold & Estranged, from him his 
heires, Execu : Adm*^ & assignes, unto John Tompson of Oyster 
Bay aforesd his heires Execu : Adminis : & Assignes for Ever, 
one lott of ye aforesd Share of Land: being ye third, Devisio[n] 
in Nunber w^'^all imunityes rights & previlidges, belonging in ye 
Sd : Lotts, to have & to hold posess & inioye, for him ye Sd : 
John Tompson, & heires for Ever more, w*'^out lett truble, 
eviction or molistation, of any person or persons, whatsomever, 
in witness whareof, hee ye Sd Richard Harkar have heereunto, 
set his hand, & Seale this S*** of November in ye 22'*^ yeare of ye 
Rainge of our Soverrainge Lord Charels ye Seacond by ye Grace 
of God King of Englond, Scotlond fifrance & lerland, defifender 
of ye ffaith &c & in ye Yeare of our Lord, God, 1670 The above 
mentioned Lott Bounded w*^ ye Lott of Samuell Andrewses on 
ye South Joseph Holstead, on ye North w*'' a way on ye East & 
west Ends 

Signed Sealed and Richard Harkcot O 

delevered in ye p''sents of us 
Samuell Messenger 
Nich: Eedes 

Assigned by mee John Tompson, of Oyster Bay, all my right 
title & intrest of ye w'^'in written Deede, unto Mathew Pryer of 
KilHngworth I say assigned by me unto him his heires & assignes. 



60 Book A 

for Ever to have & to hold for Ever, free from all molistation 
of any person whatsomever, & haveing received, full Sattisfaction 
from ye Sd Mathew Pryer for this my within written Deede, I 
have heere unto set to my hand & Seale as my true & reall act, in 
Oyster Bay, this 25"^ Aprill 1671 & in ye 23''> yeare of his Ma- 
jesties Rainge 

Signed Sealed and John Tompson O 

Delevered in p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
John Coles : 

Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this p^'sent Instrewment of 
writting may any wayes cunseren yt I Gideon Wright of Oyster 
Bay : in ye North Rideing, & of ye Colloney of New Yorke 
Sheere have Covenanted Bargened Sold & delevered, unto John 
Tompson of ye aboveSd Towne & Colloney, two lotts on Hog 
Island Bownded as followeth ye first lott bounded, being two 
Ackers more or less and in ye first devishtion, on ye South by 
Samuell Andrewses lott on ye North by Samuell Weekes, on ye 
East & west w*^ ye highways & on ye west w*'^ Rich : Crabbs 
Medoe, ye other lott bounded, on ye South w*'^ Richard Harkors 
on ye East w*^ a highway, on ye west a highway: on ye North 
near ye fence Being three Ackers these two lotts being bought, 
by mee Gideon Wright — {p. 28 Old A) — Gidean Wright of 
Joseph Holstead, I doe owne to have, freely Sold from mee my 
heires & assignes to ye abovesd John Tompson his heires & 
assignes, to have and to hold for Ever: as his or theire proper 
right titell, & Intrest & doe ingaige myselfe my heires & assignes 
to deflfend, to ye Sd John Tompson, his heires or assignes, in ye 
quiet peaceable inioyment, of ye above Speacefied Lands, from 
all or any person or persons laying clayme, to any parte, or per- 
cell, of ye abovesd Lands onely high wayes Excepted, w'^'^ I doe 
not sell ye abovesd Lands I doe owne to have received full Sat- 
tisfaction, in hand all redie received, & doe as my lawfull act set 
to my hand & Seale, this 1*^ ffebrewary 1668, & in ye 20'^ Yeare 
of our soveraigne King Charels ye Seacond by ye Grace of God, 
King of Englond Scotlond ffrance & lerland, Deffender of ye 
ffaith 

Signed Sealed and Gideon Wright O 

delevered in p'"sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
John Coles 

Assigned by mee John Tompson of Oyster Bay all my titell & 
intrest, of this within written Deede, unto Mathew Pryer of 
Killingworth, I say assigned by mee John Tompson, from mee 
my heires & assignes for Ever unto Mathew Pryer, to him his 
heire & assignes for Ever to have & to hold for Ever free from 



Book A 61 

all molistation of any person whatsomEver, & haveing received 
full Sattisfaction, from ye Sd Mathew Pryer, for this my within 
written Deede, I have heereunto sett to, my hand & seale as my 
tru & reall act, in Oyster Bay this 25**' Aprill 1671 & in ye 23^^ 
yeare of his Majesties Raigne 

Signed Sealed and John Tompson O 

delevered in p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy 
John Coles 

These p''sents deaclareth unto all whome it may any wayes cun- 
seren yt I Elyzabeth Townsend Wido of ye Late deaseased Rich- 
ard Townesend, of Lusum neare Oyster Bay in ye North Ride- 
ing on Long Island w*** ye advise & consent of my Husbands 
Brother Henry Townesend, & John Townesend his Cussen, of ye 
abovesd place, doe consent & agree to devide & parte, my Estate, 
as ffolloweth, being made Execuf^ by ye Governors order, be- 
cause noe will was made by my Husband, theire for it is Or- 
dered & agreed, yt I am to have my house I now poses & house 
plott, w*^all ye Land I now poses belonging, to it fenced, & 
brooken up & improved, & soe much more westward Joyning to 
ye reare of it, to ye Sum of fifteene ackers, w**» medo at South 
& Plaine, dewring my life. But ye rest of ye woodland my Hus- 
band bought of Robert Williams, is to be my Sunn John Towne- 
send, when hee cums to Eage Except Six ackers I reserve for 
a daughter, if I see cause but after my deasease my Sun Richard 
Townesend now Twelve weekes old, is to have my house : & 
house lote & ye house plote w*^ ye Orchard, yt now is, & soe much 
land at ye Reare of it westwards, to ye Sum of fifteene Ackers all 
of ye first purchas of ye Sd Robert Williams, & at my desease 
then my sunn John Townesend, abovesd is to have all ye Lands 
reamaineing. of ye first & Seacond Purchas Except Six Ackers, 
I reserve for a daughter, as abovesd & ye other halfe of ye house 
plott, above Excepted, to build on it if hee see cause, but it is to 
be understoode yt ye said Six Ackers on ye north side of ye 
last Purchas & then all my Husbands right of Medo, & plaine 
is to be devided betwne my two Suns John & Richard Townesend 
for theire owne proper right, & intrest for Ever, but if Either of 
them dye under adge his liveing Brother is to poses & inioye, ye 
deseaseds. Lands, as his one proper right but if I see cause, 
tenn ackers of plaines, is to be my Sunn John when hee Cume 
to adge to poses & inioye as ye other woodland, abovesd And to 
my abovesd Husbends two Eldist daughters Dinah & Leah, I 
doe give & by this deliver in p^'sent posestion, for their parte of 
theire ffathers Estate two young horses three years old a peece, 
& two, two yeare old heflfers two Cushings two feather pillowes 
two Coverlids a white wrought petticote & bareing blankets all 
to be devided between them two & ye twenty Ackers of land 



62 Book A 

w^^^ ye towne of Oyster Bay did give to therire ffather I doe 
also give and Confirme unto ye Sd Dinah & Leah for theire owne 
proper Right & Intrest but if ye Sell it I Desier it for my Sunn 
or my Brother John Wickes or any of ye above menshoned per- 
sons may have Knoledge and Refusall of it giving so much as 
another will for it : and to my three youngest daughters hannah 
and deliverence & mary I give in present posession one three 
year old bay mare that is in Consideration of a colt — (p. 39 New 
A) — A Coalt their grand father weeks give them at present to 
run thairof but all ye rest of Bedding goods and household Stuff 
with the rest of horse and Cattle are to remain in my hands for 
my Use and Comfort towards ye Bringing up of my Children 
being but young and Tender I do not Know but it may be all 
Spent in bring them up the Estate being but small therefore to 
Engage to Give portions to them I mean to my own three Young- 
est Daughters Hannah Mary and Deliverance it is hard to me 
to promise and Engage Least that I have may be Spent in bring 
them up but I do by this promise and firmly Engage that if I 
marry or goe out of this Jurydiction in way of removall to give 
and Invoise of all moveables as household Stuff goods & Chatties 
Unto my husbands brother Henry Townsend and his Cousin 
John Townsend who are Chosen by me being Related to the 
Children and my Brother John weeks if he Comes to dwell 
here in this Jurydiction for OverSeers but if he cannot come 
here then ye Sd Henry Townsend and John Townsend may act 
as overSeers beteen ye Children and my Self but if one or 
both of them dye and all or Some of them I mean my Children 
under age that then those Children have Liberty to Chuse one or 
mor as need Shall require provided ye Inhabit in this Jurydiction 
for their overseers that then ye Sd OverSeers yt yn are Extent 
are to be Chosen as abovesaid to take ye Invoise if ye Like it 
or take another themselves if the please that I may then have 
my thirds out of all the moveables goods and Chatties and ye 
other Two thirds is to be divided amongst my three daughters 
Hannah Mary and Deliverance or them that are then alive and 
the overseers Shall by this have power to do it if I marry again 
or remove out of this Juridiction abovesd or if I decease it 
Shall be ye same only then my one thirds Shall be theirs to 
whome I shall give it but if I remain here during this my Widow- 
hood I have Liberty to give to my own three daughters abovesd 
in Marriage or otherways for their portions as I shall see cause 
according to my ability and to Every of the abovementioned pre- 
mises and Engagements I firmly Engage to preforme as Witness 
my hand and Seal this Eight day of ye Second month 1671 in 
presence of us 



/ 



Book A / 63 



Joseph Nickolson Elizabeth Townsend O 
Mary (M W) willis And we the above mentioned Henry 
her mark and John Townsend do own our Con- 
Henry Townsend sent to the abovesd and do Stand as 
John Townsend witnesses also 

Upon the Request of Antony Wright of Oysterbay to apprise 
ye Estate of Samuel mayeo which is a home lot and commonage 
belonging to it with a Shear of meadow Containing Two acres 
and Quarter or thereabouts we beneath Subscribed have apprised 
the Said Estate to be worth five and twenty pounds in Country 
pay in Oysterbay ye 3*^ day of June 1671 

Richard Harkcot 
Thomas Townsend 

These presents declaireth Unto all whomeSoever it may any 
wise Concern that I Elizabeth Townsend widow of the Late 
Deceased John Townsend in Oysterbay in ye north rideing on 
Long Island because my Sd husband deceased without any Will 
I have w*^ ye advice of my husbands Two brothers Henry & 
Richard Townsend with ye advice and Consent of my Two Eldest 
Sons John and Thomas Townsend all of Oysterbay Abovesd have 
together parted my Sd husbands Estate amongst his Six Younger 
Children for their portions an Stead of a will by which will Each 
of the Children namly James, Rose, Ann, Sarah, George and 
Daniel may know w* Shall be and w* to Claim for their portion 
or their fathers Estate and this to Stand firm and Unalterable 
by Me or any through or by me but to remain for a Settlement 
of peace between me and my children which is as followeth Imprs. 
first unto my Son James I give for his portion out of ye Estate 
in present possession In Land besides Cattle and horses he have 
in hand already first three acres of Land and three quarters 
Lying on ye South Side of that was old Armitages Lot in Oys- 
terbay lying or Joyning to ye highways on ye Eastern and western 
Side with Commonage and Common priviledge to it of wood 
Land and Timber as other Such Lots have and he is to have ye 
Land upon part of his Common Right yt his father did Improve 
on ye East Side of Muntinecock Creek Joyning on ye South 
Side of his Uncle henrys Land & ye Two Shears of medow Lying 
on the west Side of the Creek or Beaver Swamp an one Shear 
of Meadow on ye East Side of the Sd Creek and he is to have 
the Lands his father fenced and Improved, on ye West Side of 
the Mill River Swamp with the Shear of Swamp Joyning to ye 
East Side of it and he is to have — (/>. 40 Neiv A) — Have Six 
acre of plains and a quarter of a Shear of meadow at the South 
& So much of ye South Side of the Swamp at ye rear of my 
house Lot as proves to be mine of which Swamp Josias Latting 
hath a part, to my daughters I do Engage to give to each of 



64 Book A 

them thirty pounds a peice for their portions and to my eldest 
daughter EHzabeth altho not above mentioned Yet She is to have 
w*"^ what She hath already received Thirty pounds All so at 
Such pay as passes Between man and man after ye rate of Indian 
Corn at three Shilling a bushells and wheat at five, 2^y to ye 
Sd Elizabeth or her husband Gidian Wright towards her portion 
I give with what her father had befor given her already first Two 
Cowes Ten pounds a Young horse five pounds a bed and furne- 
ture Ten pounds Two Sheep one pound one kittle one pound in 
all Twenty Seven pounds and Gidian her husband is to have three 
pounds more and yt will be Thirty pounds in all 3'y to my 
Daughter Rose I give half a Shear of meadow at ye South with 
Two Cowes and Two Calves She hath already received, and 
Commoning in Oysterbay with Twenty Six acres of Land and 
three pounds in Richard Townsends hands and a Yearling mare 
Coalt it all being Valued by Us at thirty pounds 4*^'y to my two 
Youngest Daughters Ann and Sarah their portions are to be 
thirty pounds a peice out of ye Stock or in Lands as they most 
desire if their mother decease befor their portions be paid but 
If they be disposed in marriage while I remain a widow I have 
Libertie to pay to each of them their portion in Cattle or Land 
as I see they have most need and I able to do it or part one part 
of ye other 5'y it is my will and do fully agree yt my Two Young- 
est Sons George and Daniel Shall have these Two homsteads I 
now possess with ye p''viledges belonging to them after my de- 
cease but they are to be mine and for my Use to possess and 
Enjoye for my Use and Comfort during my Life and at my 
decease then to be theirs as above Said w*'' priviledges as follow 
to each partie is nominated his particular Interest 6'^ to my Son 
George I give for his portion as abovesd being the Eldest the 
house and house lot yt I now possess and Orchard which then 
shall be on it and Two Shears of meadow that Lyes on ye Town 
of Oysterbay which was bought with ye Lot and Six acres of 
plains with Commoning and Common priviledge in the first pur- 
chase of ye Town 7'>' To my Youngest Son Daniel above men- 
tioned after my decease as aboveSd Is to have ye Other Lot or 
that part of Land Lying between his brother James Lot and his 
brother georges Lot it was bought of Old Armitage I Say he is 
to have it with ye priviledges belonging to it namly Two Shears 
of meadow yt Lyeth on ye North Side of ye Town w'^^ was 
bought with ye Lot of ye Sd Thos : armitage and Six acres of 
plains and Twelve acres of Land and Common priveledges and 
I do by this will and Appoynt yt if ye decease before these my 
Two Youngest Sons be of age that Two of their Eldest brothers 
Take them and bring them up and to have the Use of the boys 
land and what other goods Chatties falls to them ye goods and 
Chatties are to be prised when ye receive it and deliver back to 
ye Sd Boys ye Same Price or value again when they goe from 



Book A 65 

their brothers whether they be of age or not for I do appoynt 
my brother henry Townsend their Uncle to have ye Oversight of 
them if he out Live me and to remove one or both to ye rest of 
their brothers or Sisters : with ye Lands and Estates to make use 
of Toward the bringing up of ye Sd Lads but when they goe 
away to have their whole principls returned to or with them but 
not to remove them without their Complaint to him or good 
grounds for ye Sd removall of Hard Usage and I do by this will 
and appoynt yt at my decease Unalterable by me or any through 
or by me all my Estate Undesposed of as goods household Stuff 
and Cattle are all to be Equally divided amongst all my Living 
Children and I do further Order and appoynt that if any or more 
of my Said Sons or daughters dye under age undisposed of in 
marriage the deassesed Lands and Estates are all to be divided 
Equally amongst all my Living Sons and daughters but it is 
still to be understood that who ever have the bringing up the 
Two Young lads and ye Use of their Estates towards their main- 
tainance their Lands and houses is with fences to be delivered Up 
all in as good repair as when the received it and the property of 
Lands houses Orchards is not to be altered to or from Either 
of ye Sd Lads altho ye property of other goods or Chatties may 
be altered upon Just and honest terms and further it is agreed 
that my eldest Son John is to have Such Land at hogisland at 
my decease or at South if I leave any undisposed of to my Two 
Youngest Daughters Ann and Sarah above Said but a lot on hog 
Island of the third division Number Ten my husband gives my 
Son Thomas unto all ye premeses and Ingagements above men- 
tioned I do hereby Ingage to performe Under hand and Seal 
the Twenty third Year of ye Reign Charles ye Second King of 
England and the — {p. 41 Nezv A) — The Tenth day of ye fifth 
month 1671 before Signing was Enterlind in ye fifth and Eight 
Line that I now possess as witness my hand and Seal in the 
presence of us 

Moses Furman the mark of 

Benjamin Hubard Elizabeth X Townsend O 

I do own my brother Richard did Consent to the substance of 
what is above mentioned and with my advise also as witness my 
hand Henry Townsend and we Consent to the abovesd 
John Townsend Thomas Townsend 
Gidian wright James Townsend 

Be it Known unto all men whom this my deed of Sale may 
any ways Concern yt I Joseph Carpenter of Masketicove within 
the Colloney of his Royal highness James duke of York having 
made a purchase of a Certain Tract of Land Lying and being 
at Masketicove as by deed may appear the Deed bearing date 
the 24'»> of May in ye Year of Our Lord 1668 I the aforesd 



66 Book A 

Joseph Carpenter do own and Acknoledge to have freely Sold 
from me my heirs and assigns unto Robert Coles to him his 
heirs and assigns forever ye one fifth part of Lands and all other 
whatsomever priviledges doth or Shall any ways belong unto 
ye above Specified deed or by Vertue of ye Same ye Sd fifth 
part of Lands Timber feading or any other priviledes Whatsom- 
ever w'^'' may or Shall any ways belong by Vertue of my pur- 
chase made ye 24**^ of may In ye year of Our Lord 1668 I do 
freely own to be Robert Coleses of masketicove to be his heirs 
or Assigns forever To have and to hold forever w^'^out Let 
Trouble or molestation by me or any from by or under me 
and having received from ye Sd Robert Coles full Satisfaction 
to my Content for ye Sd fifth part of Lands and priviledges 
thereunto belonging I have hereunto as my free and real act fixt 
to my hand and Seal In masketicove this 6*^^ day of march In 
ye Year of our Lord 1670 and in the 23"^ Year of ye Reign of 
our Sovrign Lord and King Charles the Second King of England 
Scotland France and Irland Defender of the Faith &c 
Signed Sealed and delivered Joseph Carpenter O 

in p'"sets of us 
Mathias Harvy 
John Townsend 

Be it Known unto all men whom this my deed of Sale may 
any ways Concern that I Joseph Carpenter of masketicove within 
the Colloney of His Royal Highness James Duke of York having 
made a purchase of a Certain Tract of Land Lying and being at 
masketicove as by deed may appear ye Sd deed bearing date ye 
24'*^ may In ye Year of our Lord 1668 I the aforesd Joseph 
Carpenter do own and acknoledge to have freely Sold from me 
my heirs and assigns unto Daniel Coles to him his heirs and 
assigns forever the one fifth part of Lands and all other what- 
somever priviledges doth or Shall any ways belong unto the 
above Specified deed or by Virtue of the Same the Said fifth 
part of Lands Timber feeding or any other priviledges what- 
somever which may or Shall any ways belong by vertue of my 
purchas made ye 24'^^ of may In ye Year of our Lord 1668 I do 
freely own to be Daniel Coleses of masketicove to be his his 
Heirs or assigns forever To have and To hold for ever without 
Let Trouble or molestation by me or any from by or under me 
and having received from the Sd Daniel Coles full Satisfaction to 
my Content for ye Sd fifth part of Lands and priviledges there- 
unto belonging I have hereunto as my free and real act Set to 
my hand and Seal In Masketicove this sixth day of march In ye 
Year of our Lord 1670 and in the 23^^^ Year of ye reign of our 
Soverign Lord and King Charles the Second King of England 
Scotland France and Irland Defender of the Faith &c 



Book A 67 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Joseph Carpenter O 

in presence of us 
John Townsend 
Mathias Harvy 

Be it Known Unto all men whome this my deed of Sale may 
any ways Concern that I Joseph Carpenter of masketicove within 
the Coloney of his Royal highness James Duke of York having 
Made a purchase of a Certain Tract of Land Lying and being at 
Masketicove as by deed may appear ye Sd deed Bearing date 
ye 24''^ march In ye Year of our Lord 1668 I the afore Said 
Joseph Carpenter do own and acknoledge to have freely Sold 
from me my heirs and assigns unto Nathaniel Coles to him his 
heirs and assigns forever the one fifth part of Lands and al other 
whatsomever priviledges — (/>. 42 Nezv A) — Priviledge Doth or 
Shall any ways belong Unto ye above Specified Deed or by ver- 
tue of the Same ye Sd fifth part of Lands Timber feeding or any 
other priviledges Whatsomever which may or Shall any ways 
belong by vertue of my purchase made ye 24*^ day of May in 
the Year of our Lord 1668 I do freely own to be nathaniel 
Coleses of masketicove to be his his heirs and assigns forever 
To Have and To Hold forever without Let Trouble or molesta- 
tion by me or any from by or under me and having received from 
ye Sd Nathaniel Coles full Satisfaction to my Content for the 
Sd fifth part of Lands and priviledges thereunto belonging I 
have hereunto as my free & real act Set to my hand and Seal, 
in Masketicove this Sixth day of march in ye Year of our Lord 
1670 and in the 23: year of ye reign of our Sovrign Lord and 
King Charles the Second King of England Scotland France and 
Irland Defender of the faith & 

Signed Sealed and delivered Joseph Carpenter O 

in the presence of us 
Mathias Harvey 
John Townsend 

I Mathias Harvy of Oysterbay on Long Island in New England 
Do acknoledge to have received of Daniel Coles of the Same 
Town and Coloney full Satisfaction for quarter part of all ye 
Lands w^^'^ this deed of M"" John Richbill makes mention of and 
I have also given the abovesd Daniel Coles To him forever half 
of my Shear of Land which belongs to me at hog Island in witness 
hereof I have hereunto Set to my hand and Seal this 17''' of June 
in ye 17''' year of ye reign of our Sovrign King Charles ye 
Second 

Signed Sealed and delivered Marthias Harvy O 

in presence of us 
Nathaniel Coles John Coles 



68 Book A 

I Daniel Coles Do own that I have noe right or Interest in 
the house or house plott w'^'^ House plott is the Land which ye 
house Stands on and the bogs fenced in with a Small Orchard 

1 do own as to my quarter part to have no Interest as to this 
house & house plott which was by Mathias harvy bought of M"" 
John Richbell as Witness my hand this 22*^ Apriel 1671 
Signed in presence of us Daniel Coles 
John Tompson John Coles 

I Daniel Coles of masketicove do assigne from me my heirs 
and assigns all my Right Title and Interest of what Lands be- 
longeth to me by vertue of a purchas I made of mathias Harvy 
the Sd Lands I do own to be My brother John Coles his heirs 
& assigns Forever as witness my hand this 24**^ Apriel 1671 
Signed in presence of us Daniel Coles 

Mathias Harvy John Tompson 

Whereas I Thomas Marting did make a purchase of Moses 
Furman of half his lot in Oysterbay with other Lands thereunto 
belonging I do freely acknoledge the Sd Lands which I formerly 
bought of him to be his again and do disclaim and disown any 
Right and Interest in the Sd Lands as Witness my hand this 
27**' may 1672 In Oysterbay 

Thomas X Marting 
his Mark 

{p. 43 Old A) — An Invitory of ye Wido Johanna ffurmans, 
Estate taken by us ye Constable & Overseers of Oyster Bay this 
sixth of June 1672 

£ s d 
Imprs. Two Mares 10 £ One Horse 5£ : two Oxen 

12 £ 27 00 00 

2 five yeare old Steeres 12 £ Two Cowes 8£ 20 00 00 
one 2 yeare 50s : I yeareling heffer 30s : 04 00 00 
2 Calves 1 £ : 3 yeareling Sowes 2 £ : 03 00 00 
Two 3 yeare barrowes 2£: 10s: one 2 yeare Sow 

I £ 03 00 00 

1 Coper Kittell I £-10s: one brass Kittell qt 2 gall 

8s: 01 18 00 

2 leron pots & hookes 18s. 00 18 00 
I Littell brass Kittell, 4s : one pare of tongs 4s: 00 08 00 
a frying pan 4s. 1 loge Chaine 14s : 00 18 00 
A chaine 8s, one broade axe 5s: 1 axe 2s: 00 15 00 
A: B : for a plow, one peck axe, a Sheare lis : 00 11 00 
one hooe Is. 6d. 2 old Kittells 4s. 6d. 00 06 00 
A peece rope 2s: one coller Is: one bridel ls.-6d. 00 04 06 
horse trases w*^ Swiffell & chaine, 3s : 00 03 00 
old Sadel Is : A Churen 3s.— a bed & Sheete 10s : 00 14 00 



Book A 69 

two Keelers 5s : a wooden Skimer & Earthe pot 2s. 
a pewter pott 4s : A Soltseller 3s : 
3 Sawsers 3s: one porrenger Is. 6ci : a cupe Is. 3d: 
a dram cup & 2 Spoones Is. 6d : a pewter pott 2s. 

1 pewter platter 8s: 1 old platter Is. 6d. 
one bason, 6s : 1 Earthen dish Is. 
6 wooden dishes & trayes 5s: 1 cupe Is. 6d : 
Earten pot 6d, one Spite 3s. a Bibell 12s: 
one dublet breeches & cote, 30s : 
a grending Stone 3s. ffeater bed, & an old ticking, 
with a few feathers in it one rage one bolster one 
Sheete 3 pillowes feathers, & flockbolster 

2 pare Sheetes 2s lOd: 5 blankets 2£ : 
fower pillow bayes 14s. : 1 pillow 2s. 6d. 
2 old chest 10s : 1 peale 2s : 

1 meale trough 2s. 1 pillow 2s. 
one p"" Gotten cardes 2s: one Lookeing. glass: Is. 
one wheele 2s. a hechell 8s: one peale Is: 
one hate 5s : one 3 yeare bull 3 £ : 
a gun 2 Swordes 1 £ 10s : 
a lume & tackling theire to belonging 2£ 10s 

2 pipkings 6d 



Lands Houseing Orchards & Medoes, at MuntinaCock : wee 
Judge to be Yearely worth, three pounds a Year, in Curent pay 
of this Colloney — Thomas Townesend Rich: Harcott Matt: 
Harvy Nicho : Wright, things wanting w^** cannot at present be 
prysed, 1 dungforke w*"^ 3 tanges 2 Ogers, one gouge, 2 wedges 
2 Beetell rings, one tennet Saw, a broade hooe, one p"" Smale 
Mill Stones w**" Spindell, & 2 pecks, one Colter, one leron hay 
hooke a bolte & cleavis, hoopes & boxes, a Stubing hooe 

Know all men whome this p''sent Instrewment of writing may 
any wayes Cunseren yt I Rich Harcott, of Oyster Bay, have 
Bargened Sold & Delivered, unto Mathew Pryer of Killing 
Worth, a Sheare of Medo, lying, & being at Muntinacock & 
bounded South, by Rich Crabs, west by ye upland. North by 
Majors Gorthersons, & East on ye Solte Creeke. I say I have 
freely sold ye abovesd Medo : from mee my heires & assignes, 
unto ye abovesd Mathew Pryer, to him his heires, & assignes, for- 
Ever to have, & to hold, as his or theire one right title, & Intrest, 
& having received full Sattisfaction of Mathew Pryer: I doe 
ingaige my heires, & assignes to defend ye Sd Mathew Pryer, his 
heires, & assignes, from all or any person, whatsomEver molest- 
ing ye Sd Pryer: in his quiet, & peaceable posestion, of ye abovesd 
Medo in Witness heereof, I have heere unto, set to my hand & 
Seale, in Oyster Bay ye ll*'' July in ye yeare of our Lord 1669 



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70 Book A 

and in ye 21'*' yeare of the — {p. 44 Old A) — of ye Raigne, of 

our Soverainge, Charels ye Seacond, King of England, Scotlond 

ffrance, & lerland, 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Rich: Harcott: O 

p^'sents of us 

Matthias Harvy 

John Coles : 

Oyster Bay ye 2!^^ June 1672 

This Instrewment of writting testyfieth to all persons, whome it 
may any wayes cunseren, yt I Thomas Townesend of Oyster Bay : 
on Long Island, in ye North rideing of New Yorkesheere, have 
Covenanted Bargened, & agreed, w*** William Thornycraft & 
Richard Cerby, both of ye aboveSd place, & Rideing, for a Ser- 
taine percell of Land, w*^*^ I have sold unto them, being twenty 
six ackers, lying & Joyn : on ye North side of ye line of Devish- 
tion, of Robert Williams Land, & ye Towne of Oyster Bay, 
w**^ ye previllidge, of timber, & grasing, upon ye right of comon 
yt I bought of John Underbill, belonging, to ye House Lott, yt 
I bought of him for theire owne use, I say I have sold, ye above 
speacefied, land, & previllidge unto ye above mentioned, William 
& Richard, to them their heires, Suckses" or assignes : for Ever, 
to have & to hold, as theire owne proper title, & intrest from 
mee my heires Sucksesors, Administrars & assignes, for Ever, 
but if ye Sd William or Richard doth make Sale of ye Lands, & 
previlledge, above Exprest w'^^ I have sold them, then they are, 
to make ye first tender, of Sale to mee, they heere ingaige to lett 
mee have it, therty shillings, cheaper then others will give for 
it, but if yt I refuse to give it, then they have Liberty to make 
Sale of it, to whome they will, & further I doe ingaige to give 
ye Sd William & Richard, posestion of what, I have sold them. 
According to Law, & to ye true performance, to each other, wee 
doe Enterchangebly, Subscribe our hand, & set to our Scales, 
day & date above written, & in ye 23"^ yeare of ye Rainge of 
Charels ye Seacond, King of Englond Scotlond &c 
Signed Sealed Thomas Townesend O 

& delivered in p''sents of us William Thornecrafe O 

Henery ffeexe his X marke 

Thomas Crumpe Rich : X Cerby his marke O 

Be it Knowen unto all men, whome this p^'sent Instrewment 
of writting may any, wayes cunseren yt I Mathew Pryer of Kill- 
ing Worth, have Bargened Sold & delverd unto Richard Crabb 
of Oyster Bay, a home Lott, ye w'^'^ Lott is lying & being, in ye 
Towne of Oyster Bay, & bounded w*** a highway on ye West, a 
highway on ye North, ye Woods on ye South, & John Robings 
lott on ye East, ye Sd Lott w^'^all Towne Rights, belonging to 
it, Oake Neck Medoes I doe Except, & reserve to myselfe, ye 



Book A 71 

abovesd Lott w'^all Tovvne rights, but what is Excepted, I doe 
owne to have Sold, from mce my heires, & assignes, unto Richard 
Crabb: to him his heires & assignes for Ever, to have & to hold, 
as his or theire owne right title, & Intrest, & haveing, received 
from, ye Sd Richard Crabb : full Sattisf : for ye above Speacefied 
Lands, I doe ingaige, mee my heires & assignes, to defifend & 
maintain ye Sd Richard Crabb : his heires and assignes, in their 
quiett & peaceable poseshtion from all or any, person whatsome- 
Ever, molesting ye Sd Crabb, or any of his, in there quiet pos- 
seshtion in witness heereof, 1 have heereunto sett, to my hand & 
Scale, in Oyster Bay this 11*^ July in ye yeare of our Lord, 
16€'9 & in ye 2V^ yeare of ye Rainge, of our Soverrainge, Charels 
ye Seacond, King of Englond, Scotland ffrance & lerland, &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Matthew Pryar O 

in p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy John Coles : 

{p. 45 Old A) — Bee it Know unto all men, whome this p''sent 
Instrewment of writting, may any wayes cunseren, yt I Richard 
Crabb : of Oyster Bay, have Covenanted Bargened Sold & De- 
livered, unto Mathew Pryer of Killingworth, two Sheares of 
medo lying & being at Muntinacock, ye one being Bounded on ye 
South, by Coren Creeke, North by Richard Harcotts, West by 
ye upland, East ye great Creeke, ye other Sheare, Bounded on ye 
South by Samuell Weekes, North by ye Beach, West ye uplands, 
& East ye Creeke, I say I have freely Sold, from mee my heires 
& assignes, ye abovesd Sheares of Medoes unto Matthew Pryar, 
to him his heires, & assignes for Ever, to have & to hold, as his 
or theire owne, right title & intrest, & haveing received from 
Matthew Pryar, full Sattisfaction, for ye abovesd Sheares of 
Medoes, I doe ingaige myselfe, my heires & assignes, to deffend, 
ye Sd Matthew Pryar, his heires & assignes, in theire quiet & 
peaceable poseshtion, of ye abovesd Medoes, from all or any 
person whatsomEver, in witness heereof, I have heereunto sett 
to my hand & Scale, in Oyster Bay, this IP^ July in ye yeare of 
our Lord 1669 & in ye 2P'' yeare, of ye Raigne of our Sover- 
rainge, Charels ye Seacond, King of Englond Scottlond ffrance 
& lerland &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Richard Crabb: O 

in presents of us 
Matthias Harvy John Coles: 

Bee it Know unto all men, whome this my Deede of Sale 
may any wayes Cunseren yt I Matthias Harvy of Oyster Bay, 
on Long Island, & w"Mn ye Colloney, of his Royall Highness, 
James Duke of Yorke, have Bargened Sold & Delivered, unto 
William ffroeste of Oyster Bay, A home lott Lying & Joyning to 
Richard Harcotts Land w'** Comonage, theire unto belonging, & 



72 Book A 

a quarter of a Sheare of Medo, at ye South, & Twenty ackers of 
Land, to be taken up in ye Comon, ye abovesd Lott w^*" ye pre- 
vilidges above Expresed, I ye abovesd: Matthias Harvy: have 
freely Sold from me my heires & assignes, for Ever: unto ye 
Sd William ffrooste, to him his heires & assignes, for Ever, to 
have & to hold, as his or theire intrest, for Ever w*^out, truble 
let or molestation, by mee or any from by or under mee, & this 
as my reall act I have heere, unto set to my hand, & Scale, in 
Oyster Bay this 8**^ day July, in ye Yeare of our Lord 1671 & 
in ye 22*'' Yeare, of ye Rainge of our Soverrainge Lord & King: 
Charels ye Seacond, King of Englond, Scotlond, fifrance & ler- 
land Deffender of ye flFaith &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Matthias Harvy O 

in p^'sents of us 
John Tompson Ephrim Pallmer: 

Know all men whome, this Intsrewment, of Writting may any 
wayes, cunseren, yt whareas wee Hennery fforest, & John Davis, 
haveing A percell of Land w*'* other previledge theire unto be- 
longing, from ye Owners of Hog Island, as by an Instrewm* of 
writting may appeare, wee doe ingaige, our Selves to keepe, & 
Seacure, ye Sd Hoge Island both winter & Sumer, to ye utmost, 
of our Endeavors, for ye Seacurty of ye Sd Gropes yt shall be 
theire on, Yearely : & wee ye abovesd Henery, & John, doe also 
ingaige unto ye owners of ye Sd Island, yt when wee shall have 
a minde & doe intend to leave ye Sd Island, to give ye Sd Oners 
a halfe a yeare warening, befor our deaparture, & also if damage 
shall be dun, on ye Sd Hog Island — {p. 46 Old A) — To ye Gropes 
theire on, dewring ye time wee shall keepe ye Sd Island, wee 
doe ingaige to make Sattisfaction, provided, it be Occationed, or 
dunn by our Neglect, and this as our Reall act, & for ye dew & 
trew performance, heereof, wee have heere unto sett to our 
hands, in Oyster Bay this 2**^ of Sceptember, 1672 wee Hennery 
& John doe also ingaige, our heires & assignes, to this our act, 
Signed and delivered in p^'sents of us Henery fforest 

John (J) Wright John Davis 

his marke 
Joseph Weekes : 

Oyster Bay this Z^^ day of March 1669 

This Deede of Sale testifieth, to all ^sons whome it, may any 
wayes cunseren, yt I John Digeson, of Oyster Bay, in ye North 
riding of New Yorke Sheere, of Long Island, in New Englond, 
upon good Gonsideration, moveing mee heereunto, have bargend 
Sold & made over unto William Buckler, of ye abovesd place, 
Seaven ackers of land, lying & being by ye Gove, at ye East 
End, of ye Town of Oyster Bay, butting and Bounding, as ffol- 
loweth, on ye North East Comer, Bounded, w**' a brush Ghesnut, 



Book A 73 

tree neare ye Swampe, on ye South East Comer, bounded with 
a greate white Oake, being five pole over, ye Seacond rune, on 
ye South west bounded, w'*' a black Oake, neare ye head of ye 
first runn, on ye north West bounded, w**' a great Chesnut tree, 
& also I have Sold to ye above said W™ Buckler, ye right of 
Comons, yt was John ffinches only reserving to myselfe what 
Land hath bin taken up, upon ye right of Comons befor, ye date 
heereof , I John Digeson doe heere owne, to have sold, this Seaven 
ackers, of Land & right of Comons, as before Exprest, unto ye 
abovesd W'" Buckler, his heires Suckses", Adminis" or assignes, 
peaceabley to poses & injoye & to have, & to hold, as his or 
theire owne proper title & intrest, from mee my heires, Suckses" 
or assignes only what is above Exsepted, & doe ingaige, to give, 
ye Sd Buckler, quiet posestion of ye abovesd Lands & Comons, 
haveing received full satisfac: for it, as upon Bill Exprest, & 
this I doe owne, as my act & Deede as witness my hand & Scale, 
day & date above written, & in ye 22"' yeare, of King Charels ye 
Seacond, King of Great Brittaine, ffrance & lerland, & in ye 
p''sents of us 

Thomas Townesend John Dickeson O 

Joseph (J. B.) Billington 
his marke 

Assigned by mee Richard Latting, of Hemstead & of ye 
North Rideing, all my right title and intrest, of this w^^in, writ- 
ten Deede, which I Bought of Thom. fiFrancis of Seataucott, unto 
Josias Lattin, John Robings, & Hannah Latting it is to be under- 
stoode, to Josias Latting therty three ackers, to John Robings 
Therty Seaven ackers, & Hannah Latting Sixty ackers, I say I 
have assigned from mee, my heires, & assignes for Ever, unto 
ye above parties, mentioned to them, theire heires or assignes 
forEver, as witness my hand in Oyster Bay this 7^^ of October, 
in ye Yeare of our lord 1671 

Signed & Delivered in p''sents of us Richard X Latting 

Matthias Harvy, Towne Clerke his marke 

Thomas Townesend 

{p. 47 Old A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this my 
Deede of Sale may any wayes cunseren yt I Rich: Harcott of 
Oyster Bay, on Long Island w^^'in ye Colloney of his Royall 
Highness, James Duke of Yorke, Covenanted Bargend Sold, unto 
Richard Latting of ye abovesd Town & Colloney, A Sheare of 
land w^^'out ye fence, w*=** was Jonas Holsteads, but ye other 
parte w^'^in ye fence & ye Medo w'^'out ye fence I reserve to my- 
selfe, w'^*' belong to this Sheare, on Hog Island, & also two ackers 
and a Roode, of my owne Sheare, w*^out ye fence one Hog Island, 
& half a Sheare of Medo at ye South, which formerly I bought 
of M'^ John Richbell, I ye abovesd Richard, Harcott, doe one to 



74 Book A 

have Sold from mee my heires & assignes for Ever, ye above 
percels of Land, unto Richard Latting, to him his heires & as- 
signes for Ever, to have & to hold, as his or theire proper right 
title & entrest, free from molistation, from mee, or any by or 
under mee, & I haveing received from ye Sd Richard Latting, for 
Every, parte, & percell of ye above mentioned Lands, full Satis- 
faction to my Cuntent, have as my Reall & lawfull act set to my 
hand & Seale in Oyster Bay, this 12'^ of Jannuary in ye Yeare 
of our Lord 1669 & in 2V^ yeare of ye Rainge, of our Sover- 
ainge King: Charels ye Seacond, by ye Grace of God, King of 
Greate Brittaine ffrance & lerland, &c 

Signed Sealed, & delivered Richard Harcut O 

in presents of us: 
Matthias Harvy 
William X Risbie, his marke 

Asigned by mee Richard Latting of Hemstead, in ye North 
Rideing unto Josias Latting of Oyster Bay, my whole right & 
intrest, as is Speacefied, in this Deede above written, I say as- 
signed from mee, my heires & assignes for Ever, my whole right 
& intrest, unto Josias Latting, his heires & assignes, for Ever, 
as witness my hand in Oyster Bay, this 7^^ of October 1671 
Signed & Deliverd in p''sents of us : Richard X Latting 

Matthias Harvy Towne Gierke his mark 

Thomas Townesend 

Oyster Bay ye 16*'' of May 1670 This Deede of Sale deaclar- 
eth to all persons, to whome it may any wayes cunseren, yt I 
Joseph Weekes of Oyster Bay, in ye north rideing of. New Yorke 
Sheere, & under ye patronage & protection, of his royall High- 
ness, James Duke of Yorke, upon good Considerations, moveing 
mee heereunto have Bargened Sold & made over, unto Richard 
Latting, of ye abovesd place, a Sertaine Lott of land upon Hog 
Island being ye first lott in ye third Devishtion, Bounded one 
ye West side w*'' ye Harbore, & on ye North End, by Hennery 
Townesends land & on ye East side by M"" Harvys land, & on 
ye South End to Benjamen Hubards Land, I say I have sold 
this abovesd : lott, unto ye abovesd Richard Latting, to him his 
heires Sucsesors &, assignes, to have & to hold as his or theire, one 
proper title & intrest, for Ever, from mee my heires Sucksess" 
administrars & assignes, for Ever, haveing received full Satis- 
faction for it, as witness my hand & Seale, day & date above 
written & in ye 22**^ yeare of our Soverainge King Charels ye 
Seacond, King of Greate Brittaine ffrance & lerland, 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Weekes O 

in p''sents of us 
Thomas Townesend 
Joseph Sutton 



Book A 75 

{p. 48 Old A) — Assigned by mee Richard Latting, of Hemstead, 
in ye North Riding unto Josias Latting, of Oyster Bay, all my 
right & intrest of all lands, Speacefied on ye other side of this 
paper, I say I have assigned, from mee my heires & assignes 
for Ever, unto ye Sd Josias Latting, to him his heires & assignes 
for Ever, as witness my hand, in Oyster Bay this 7'*' of October, 
in ye Yeare of our Lord 1671 

Signed & Deliverd in p''sents of us Richard X Latting 

Matthias Harvy Towne Gierke his marke 

Thomas Townesend 

Know all men, whome this p''sent Instrewment, of writting 
may any wayes Cunseren yt wee Richard Latting, & Ben j amen 
Hubard, both Of ye Town of Oyster Bay, & w*^in ye Colloney, 
of his Royall Highness: James Duke of Yorke: have made a 
free, & loveing Exchange, of Lands, yt is to Say, whareas I 
Benjam : Hubard, have Lands w'''out ye fence, one Hog Island, 
& I Richard Latting, have belonging, to mee Tenn ackers of land, 
by vertue, of a Purchas, I made of Richard Renter, I Richard 
Latting doe freely, resine, to Benjamen Hubard, all my right, & 
intrest of my Tenn ackers, heere in ye Towne, & also I Benjamen 
Hubard, doe also Resine up unto Richard Latting, all my right 
of Lands, on Hog Island, w'^'out the fence, to be ye said Richard 
Lattings for Ever, & also I ye Sd Hubard, doe resine & freely 
deliver, unto Richard Latting, for Ever, a Lott of Land w^'^in 
ye fence, being three ackers, more or less, provided ye Sd Richard 
Latting, shall on one of his Lottes, on ye Calves Pasture, Break 
it up, & plowe it, Sufishtiently, fit for Planting for my use, w'^*' 
said land is to be mine, in lew of ye, abovesd: three ackers, & 
I also Richard Latting, doe ingaige, to Breake up this, Land, by 
March next, cum Twelve munth, in witness heereof, we have 
heere unto set to our hands, Enterchangablely, & Scales, ye 17''' 
day of Jannry 1669 & in ye 21"^ yeare of ye Raigne, of our Sov- 
errainge Lord, Charels ye Seaco : King of Create Brittaine, 
flfrance, & lerland &c: & also all ye abovesd Lands, heere Ex- 
presend, by way of Exchange, is owned by Benjamen Hubard, 
after his deacease, to be ye abovesd Richard Lattings and his 
heires for Ever, 

Signed Sealed & deliverd Benjamen Hubard O 

in p''sents of us Richard X Latting 

Matthias Harvy his marke 

Thomas X Marting his marke 

Assigned by mee Richard Latting, of Hemstead, & of ye 
North rideing unto Josias Latting of Oyster Bay, & of ye North 
Rideing, all my right titell & intrest, of all lands Speacefied in 
this paper, I say assigned from mee, my heires, & assignes for 
Ever, unto ye Sd Josias Latting to him his heires & assignes for 



76 Book A 

Ever, ye Sd Lands, as witness my hand, in Oyster Bay, this 7^^ 

of October, in ye Yeare of our Lord 1671 

Signed & Deliverd Rich: X Latting 

in p'^sents of us his marke 

Matthias Harvy, Towne Gierke 

Thomas Townesend, 

(p. 49 Old ^)— Oyster Bay ye 22*^ of October 1667 in ye County 
of New Yorke Sheere in ye 28*^^ yeare of his Majesties Rainge, 
I Richard Latting Senj"" Inhabetant, of ye Sd : place, now at this 
presant, time & date, make over & freely geive, all my right & 
intrest, in any land, or percell of lands w^^ are in my p''sent pos- 
sestion, w^^'in ye limits, of ye Sd place, unto my Sunn Josias Let- 
ting for Ever, & in case of his deacese, ye Sd land or Lands, to 
fale unto Sarah Wright, his intend Wife, which I ye said Richard, 
doe by these presents, instate upon her, ye Sd Sarah, as a full & 
ferem Ginter, {jointure) upon her, for Ever, after ye deacease, 
of my Sd Sunn reserving to my Selfe, & for my use, dewring my 
life, two ackers of Tilled Lands, on Hog Island, & halfe a Sheare 
of Medo at ye South dewring my Sd life, w**" Towne Gomoning, 
I also make over, all my right & title, in house & lands, w^^'all 
apurtanances, theire unto belonging, lying & being, in ye Towne 
& Limits of Huntington, in ye Gounty aforsd : unto my Sd Sunn, 
in as full & ample maner, as Afor Exprest, only reserving ye 
Sd Right, in Huntinton, unto myself, dewring my life, & after 
my deacease, to fall, to my Sd Sunn, & after his deacease, to ye 
Sd Sarah aforesaid, for Ever, & ye said Josias doe by these 
p''sents promis, to Gut mee Six load of hay at South yearely, 
dewring my life, reserving also a Smale peece of Land, to my- 
selfe, & dispose, w'^^ I bought, of Benjamen Hubard, ye Said 
Richard, doe freely geive, grant, & make over; as foresd, to 
my Sd Sunn & Sarah, Wright, in p'"sents of us, Signed Sealed, 
by us, in pertic : & mutaly, deliverd, as our act & Deede, 
John Underbill Richard Latting O 

Nicholas, Wright: Josias X Lating O 

his mark 

This p''sent Instrewment of writing deaclareth, unto all whome 
it may any wayes cunseren, yt whareas wee beneith Subscribed 
Josias Latting and Sarrah Latting, both of Oyster Bay, haveing 
a house & Lands in Huntington, given us by our ffather Richard 
Latting, after his deacease which is heere Expresed w*''in this 
written paper wee ye Sd Josias Letting & Sarah Latting, doe 
heereby relinquish, all our right & intrest, in ye Sd house, & 
lands, w*'' ye previlidges thereunto belonging & doe freely owne, 
ye formentioned Homestead, to be John Robings, for Ever, frely 
to make use of or any wayes, to dispose, in witness, heereof, wee 



Book A 77 

have heereunto set to our hands in Oyster Bay, ye \2^^ Deacem- 
ber 1670 

Signed in p''sents of us Josias X Latting his mark 

Nicholas Wright : Sarah (S) Wright her marke 

Matthias Harvy 

{p. 50 Old A) — Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this p''sent 
Instrewment, of writting may any wayes cnseren, yt I Richard 
Painter of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, of ye North Rideing in 
ye Colloney, of New Yorke, have Bargened Sold & Deliverd, 
unto Richard Latting, of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, of ye North 
Rideing, in ye Colloney of New Yorke, all my right title & in- 
trest, of Sertaine Tracks of Lands, w*^'* I ye abovesd Rich : Paint- 
er, bought of Benjamen, Hubard, for & in Consideration, of full 
Sattisfaction, allredie received by mee ye Sd Richard Painter, 
from ye abovesd Richard Latting, I say I have Sold, & Deliverd, 
from me my heires, & assignes, unto ye Sd Rich: Latting his 
heires, & assignes, to have, & to hold, as his or theire proper 
right, for Ever, w'^'out let truble, or molistation, by mee ye Sd 
Rich: Painter or any from by or under mee, & doe by these 
p^^sents ingaige myselfe, heires & assignes for, Ever, to maine- 
taine, & deflfend, ye Sd Rich : Latting, his heires & assignes : in 
ye quiet inioyment, & peaceable possestion, of these Seaverall 
tracks or percels of Lands, as is heere beneath Speacefied, from 
any person or persons, whatsomEver, shall molest ye abovesd 
Rich : Latting, in his peaceable inioyment, of any parte or parcell, 
of these lands Speacefied, I say I Rich : Painter, have sold, as is 
Speacefied, in a Deede, w'^*' I had from Benj : Hubard, all ye 
reare or West End, of ye Sd Hubards Lotte, w'='' I bought of him 
unto ye headge, & soe on a Stright line, over to ye reare of, 
Nicholas Simkings house lott, & halfe, of all his right, or Sheare, 
of Medoe at ye South & also, halfe of all my comon & comon 
rights, as also halfe of Therteene ackers in ye Comon, & halfe 
of Seaven ackers at Seader poynt, & halfe a Sheare of Land on 
Hog Island, & on Sheare, of Medoe, on ye North side of ye 
Towne, w*^** was Robert fifurmans, I say I Rich Painter, tor 
ffull Sattisfaction all redie received from Rich : Latting, have 
Sold Deliverd, & past over, all my right title & intrest, of all 
Every parte, & percel, of these lands above Speacefied, & all 
prevellidges theire unto belonging, unto ye Sd Rich : Latting, his 
heires & assignes for Ever, to inioye, & for ye dew & trew per- 
formance, heereof & to all trew intents I have heereunto setto 
my hand & Scale, this 9**^ of Sceptemb: in ye Yeare of our Lord 
1666 & in ye IS*** yeare of ye Rainge, of our Soverraing King, 
Charels ye Seacond, 

Signed Sealed & Deliverd, in p^^sent of us Rich : Painter O 
Nicholas Wright Matthias Harvy 



78 Book A 

Assigned by mee Rich: Latting, of Hemstead, in ye North 
Rideing, unto Josias Latting, of Oyster Bay, all my right, & in- 
trest, of this w^^in Speacefied Deede, I say I have assigned from 
mee my heires, & assignes for Ever, unto ye Sd Josias Latting, 
to him his heires, & assignes for Ever, as witness my hand in 
Oyster Bay ye 1*^ of August in ye yeare of our Lord 1671 
Signed & Deliverd in p^'sents of us Richard X Latting 

Matthias Harvy Towne Gierke his marke : 

Thomas Townesend 

Killingworth ye 7*^ Munth called, ye \2^^ day on Long Island, 
in ye North Rideing, under ye Sewpreame power, of Charels 
Seacond : & under the pratincecall protection, of James Duke of 
Yorke, & Albina, & in ye Yeare of ye Kings Raine This my, last 
will & Testament, deaclares befor God and all men, I being by 
my perfect under Standing, doe beequeath my Sole — {p. 51 Old A 
missing: p. 50 Neiv ^)— Unto ye Etarnal Marcy Love and Joye 
of my heavenly father in ye free death and Marcys of my Sav- 
iour My Redeemer Ghrist Jesus which whome by a Saving faith 
I Eternally Ghose withall and do declare ye witness of ye Spirit 
Sealing to ye premises to my Everlasting Joye and Gonsolation In 
ye Holy Gost my Sole and Gomforter and in ye faith aforesd I 
resigne my Body to ye Grave and when it Shall — {p. 51 Neiv A) 
— Shall Decently be Entered I Bequeath my whole Estate In 
possession of my wife Elizabeth Underbill During ye Time of her 
widowhood but if she Marry then my Brother John Bound Henry 
Townsend mathew pryer and my Son John Underbill I impower 
hereby that they See to ye Estate that ye Ghildren be not wronged 
nor Turned of with out Some proportionable allowance as ye 
Estate will afford and that my Son Nathaniel Be remaining with 
his mother Untell Twenty one Years I will that an Inheritance of 
Land and Some meadow as my Said Overseers Shall Judge Equal 
and Right be Gonfirmed upon him and his Linual Heirs and that 
no part of my Land be alinated from my present ofspring Signed 
Sealed as afore Said In presents of Henry Rudick Nathan Bird- 
sail ye 18"^ September 1671 Day and date above written 
Ghristopher Hawxhurst ^ me: John Underbill 

William Simson James Cock 

ye IS'*' of february 1672 Laid out by Francis Weekes and 
Mathias Harvy unto Richard Harkcott Twenty Acres of Land 
Lying and being on ye West Side of ye Hollow which Gometh 
down on ye West Side of ye fresh pond being 60 pole on ye 
South Side 70 pole on ye East 58 pole on ye north and on ye 
west 52 pole also Two acres and a half of land Laid out to ye 
Said Richard Harcott at ye Old Brickkill being 25 pole on ye 
South on ye East 29 pole on ye northend Six pole and on ye 
west Side 23 pole 



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Book A 79 

15'*^ — Also laid out unto Samuel ffurman about two acres of 
Land Joyning unto Rich : Harcott Home Lot on ye west Side 

18"^ — On ye South Side of ye old planting fields Laid out 
by Mathias Harvy and Francis weekes unto Gideon wright Ed- 
mund Wright Caleb Wright and John Wright Twenty acres of 
Land being on ye North Side fifty pole on ye West Sixty on ye 
South Sixty on ye East Sixty ye Said Land is Joyning to Gideon 
Wrights Land 

19th — j^isQ James Townsend and Isaac Dotte Sixteen acres of 
Land Joyning on ye South Side of ye above Said fower Wrights 
Land and being on ye West fifty pole ye South fifty pole and ye 
East forty Eight pole and on ye North Side Sixty 
(p. 52 Nezv A)— ye \9^^ february 1672 Laid out To Antony 
Wright an Eleven acres of Land Joyning on ye South Side of 
Isaac Doties and James Townsend Land being on ye North Side 
fifty pole on ye East forty on ye South fifty and on ye West 
thirty and five 

19'^ — to John wright and Edmund Wright Twelve Acres of 
Land about a half a mile to the northeast of Suskoes wigwam 

18"' — Henry Townsend about two acres of Land on ye West 
side of ye Mill pond begining at his Goat Pen and So Southard 
Leavin ye Highways Clear 

20 — Laid out by f rancis weekes and Mathias Harvy To Samuel 
weekes Joseph weekes and John Weekes a parcell of Land Lying 
between two hollows which hollow Meetes at ye Shooe and Lying 
Southward from ye Shoe being Twenty fower acres and on ye 
north Side forty pole ye west Eighty ye South Sixty and ye 
East Side Seventy also Twelve Acres of Land Laid out to ye 
Said parties Joyning on ye East Side of John Wrights Edmund 
Wrights Caleb wrights and Gideon wrights Land ye Langth and 
bredth ye East Side Sixty ye north fifty ye South Thirty ye 
west forty poles 

I Moses ffurman of Oysterbay Do acknoledge to have Sold from 
me my heirs and asigns forever unto John Underbill of Killing- 
worth my whole right and Interest of all ye meadows on Oake 
neck as witness my hand this 25"' of June 1673 In Oysterbay 

Moses ffurman 

I John Digeson Senj"" of Oysterbay do acknoledge to have Sold 
from me my heirs and Assigns forever Unto John Underbill of 
Killingworth my whole Right and Interest of all ye meadows on 
Oak Neck as witness my hand in Oysterbay ye 25"^ June 1673 

John Dickeson 

I Richard Harcott of Oysterbay Do acknoledge to have Sold 
from me my heirs and assigns forever unto John Underbill of 
Killing worth to him his heirs and assigns forever all my right and 



80 Book A 

Interest of ye meadows on Oak Neck and pine Island my Sd 
Interest being two Shears as witness my hand in Oysterbay this 
25ti> of June 1673 

Richai^d Harkcott 

This Indenture witnesseth yt I John Dyer of muntinecock upon 
Long Island within ye northrideing in ye County of York Shire 
husbandman have Sold unto Richard Latting of Oysterbay of ye 
aforesd Rideing Husbandman his heirs Executors admits and 
assns forever all my right In and upon a Certain Parcell of Land 
Lying at Muntinecock aforesd withall ye Housen Orchards mea- 
dows pastures Commonages Grangers or any other Priviledges 
or Imunyties Whatsomever thereunto belonging or hereafter to 
belong or Appertaining after ye Death or Decease of me ye Said 
John Dyer Realy and actualy from me my heirs Executors ad- 
ministrators or assigns forever for him ye Said Richard Latting 
To have and To hold forever as fully and Largely as may be 
made by any Deed or Conveyance whatsomever he ye Sd Richard 
having paid me a Cow and Calf for ye Same In witness whereof 
I have hereunto Subscribed and Set my Seal In Muntinecock ye 
20*^^ of October in ye 19'^ year of ye Reigne of our Sovrigne 
Lord King Charles ye Second by the Grace of God King Defender 
of ye faith &c and In ye Year of our Lord 1667 according to 
Computation of ye Church of England Signed and Delivered 
In presence of us John Dyer O 

Nicolas Wright 
John Kechem 

{p. 53 Nezv A) — Assigned by me Richard Latting of Hempstead 
In ye Coloney of New York all my right Title and Interest of 
this deed Unto william Hutson of Killing worth I say Assigned 
from me my heirs and assigns forever unto ye Said william Hut- 
son to him His heirs and Assigns forever as Witness my Hand 
In Oysterbay this 7^^ of October in ye Year of our Lord 1671 
Signed and Delivered in presence of us Rich : X Latting 

Mathias Harvy Town Cleark his mark 

Tho^ Townsend 

Killing worth ye ZZ*'' June 1667 

We the Indian propriators of Matinecock whose names are 
hereunto Subscribed Do by these Presents Acknoledge To have 
fully Bargained Sold and Made Over Unto John Dyer of ye place 
aforsd In ye County of New York Shire and under ye Royal 
patronage and protection of Highness James Duke of York a 
parcel of Land Containing forty Acres of Woodland as bounded 
by us North and South According to ye former Bounds Rainging 
East as by us bounded and West to william Simsons Land with 
free Commonage of Grasing and Timber withall wrights and 



Book A 81 

Titles In ye Seventh part of our undisposed Meadows fresh and 
Salt with Creek Thech with ye Benefits of ye Creeks and Coves 
with free hunting fishing fowling with ye Benefit of all mineralls 
according to Law the Sd bounds beginning from Raccoon Swamp 
or ye fower Rocks Lying In John Underbill Senj" meadow from 
thence West to Masketicove withall meadows Creekthatch Broken 
Lands Lying and being within ye Said bounds and Cove Except- 
ing three or four acres of meadow more or less belonging to 
Robert williams adjoyning to ye Said Lands of him ye Said 
Robert williams which Said benefits and priviledges Lands and 
meadows as before Expressed We the Said propriet" do acknol- 
edge To have Sold unto him ye Sd John his heirs Successors or 
assigns from us our heirs Successors administ" or assigns for 
him or them peaceably to possess and Inioye forever free from 
all molestation from us or any of ours Interested in ye Said Land 
and do Engage to Defend ye Said John his heirs Successors and 
assigns Against all playes or pretences Whatsomever & Acknol- 
edge to have received full Satisfaction as witness our hands Day 
and date above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in ye pres- 
ence of us in the 19"^ Year of the Kings Reaigne 
John Underbill ye mark X aseton 

John Underbill jun"" ye mark X Arumpus 

John Fexe ye mark X Seuhor 

ye mark X Nothe 
ye mark X Poometamok 
ye mark X Skoskeene 
ye mark X matares 

(/). 54 New A) — Assigned by me John Dyer of Muntinecock all 
my right Title And Interest of this within written deed Unto 
Richard Latting of Oysterbay for full Satisfaction In hand all 
ready received In witness hereof I have hereunto Set to my 
hand In Muntinecock this 22"^ of October 1669 
Benjamin Hubard John Dyer 

Cattaren X Simson, her mark 

Killing worth ye 2'*' March 1667 

Be it Known unto all men that I thomas Francis A proprietor 
in Muntinecock do acknolege to have Bargained Sold and Made 
over to John Dyer three acres of Land More or Less Lying in 
fence and so to the Cart way at ye End of the house of ye Sd 
John for him ye Said John peaceably to possess his heirs and 
Assigns forever free from all Molestation from me or any or 
mine and will Defend ye Said Sale from all pretences whatsom- 
ever as witness my hand Day and Date above written and In 
ye 20**^ Year of ye Kings Reigne 

the Mark of Thomas X ffrancis O 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
John Underbill Elizabeth Underbill 



82 Book A 

Assigned by me John Dyer of Killingworth all my right Title 
Interest of this within written deed unto Richard Latting of 
Oysterbay having received full Satisfaction I have hereunto 
Set to my hand In Killingworth this 22'** of October 
Benjamin Hubard John Dyer 

Kattaren Simson her mark X 

Tho : Townsend these are to Satisfie that ye three acres of 
Land more or Less belonging to John Dyers Right and given by 
my father Latting to John Robbins but recorded mine I do by 
these Signifie that I do Disown any Claim or Title there to as 
witness my hand this 7*'' of Apriel 1684 

Joseph Eastland William (H) Hudson 

John Davis 

(/>. 55 New A)— In Oysterbay ye 13*'' of 9^^'' 1673 
Seeing yt by Letter of Attorney It Doth Appear that John 
Tompson Now of Midlebourough and John Thomas of Brook hav- 
en Alies Seatawcot are Impowered attornies by John Tompson of 
Brook haven alies Seatawcot Smith to Make a full End of the 
Difference Between him and ye Town of Oysterbay conserning 
his Charges of ye Lot and priviledge of ye Town Granted him 
these declaireth it is mutually agreed upon by the Said Town 
and the attorneys that John Tompson have Liberty to Let or 
Sell his house and ye Lands In his possession at Oysterbay to 
any man that ye Town Appoves of But he is not to Come and 
Live in it himself but he is not to Sell it to any Such man as 
the Town Disaproves of and to this Conclusion or end of ye 
Difference we the attornies of ye Said John Tompson for and 
In his behalf Do Set to our hands and Seals and Mathias Harvy 
Town Clark for and In behalf of the Town 
Signed Sealed In presence of us John Tompson O 

Jacob Brokinge John Thomas O 

Moses X pettet his mark Mathias Harvy O 

Town Clerke O 

Know all men by these presents That I John Tompson of 
Brookhaven alies Seatawcot on Long Island Do ordain and ap- 
poynt my Trustey and well beloved friends John Tompson Now 
of Midleborough on yet Said Island and John Thomas of Brook- 
haven aforesaid to be my True and Lawfull Attorneys for me 
& in my Name to make Demand Sue and recover and if need 
be to attache Imprison and to Make finial Discharge upon all 
action Debts Damages or accounts of mine whatsomever now 
depending with any person or persons Whatsomever At Oyster- 
bay in Long Island afore Said and whatsomever treaty agreement 
and Issue my Said Attorneys Shall make In and above ye prem- 
ises I John Tompson of Brookhaven afore Said do by these 



Book A 83 

presents Ingage me my heirs & Assigns to accept allow and Con- 
firm as Done by myself as witness my hand and Seal this present 
11 : day of November In ye Year 1673 

Signed Sealed and Delivered In John Tompson O 

presence of 
Nathaniel Brewster 
Henry X Rogers 

A True Copy owned by us which are ye attorneys of ye Said 
John Tompson Smith of Brookhaven 

John Tompson 
John Thomas 

(/>. 56 blank; p. 57 Old A) — [ ] ffor ye improvement, of 

ye Sd : Accomidation, & yt ye abovesd is our Conclution deter- 
mination, wee witness, by setting to our hands, 

Nicholas Wright 
ye marke W of flfrancis Weekes 

Hennery Townesend 

These is to Satisfie, all whome it may cunseren, yt I Richard 
Crabb. have received from Lewis Morris, One Neagro, boy called, 
Owah of or aboute ye age, of Twelve or, thirteene, yeares, to be 
imployed in Such Servis, & Labour as my Occations shall require 
or yt I shall see fit to imploy him in, in consideration wheareof, 
I doe promis to find & allow him, Sufficient diett & lodgeing, w**" 
good warem clothing: fitt & neasecary for one in his Condition, 
& when hee shall attaine to Therty one yeares, of age, or at ye 
Death of my wife, or whensoever, ye Sd Lewis Morris, shall 
see fit to demand him, yt then & imeadeatly, at ye Expiration, or 
accomplishment of Either, of ye aforesaid periods or times, 
w'^'^soever shall hapen, first, yt I doe promis to deliver ye Sd 
Neagroe Boy: if at ye age of Therty one yeares, then to bee sett 
free, as a free man for himselfe Or at ye Death of my Wife Alee 
Crabb: to ye (luardians, of Lewis Morris Juy"" ye Sunn of 
Richard Morris, late of New Yorke deaceased, or to ye aforsd 
Lewis Morris Senj*" or his Order, when theire unto requiered, 
Mortallyty, or running away Excepted in witness whareof, I 
have heereunto, Set my hand this 26''' day of November In ye 
yeare 1673 

Testis: by us Henry Townesend Richard Crabb: 

Thomas Youngs : Anthony Wright : 

This Bill bindeth us, Joseph Ludlam, & William Buckler both 
of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, wee our heires & assignes, to 
pay or cause to bee paid, unto John Tompson of Midelbourough 
& John Thomas of Brookehaven, ye full & Just Sume, of Sixty 
five pounds, in wheat at fower & Six pence ^ bushell & porke 
three pounds Tenn shillings ye Barrell, or in fate Chattels {fat 



84 Book A 

cattle), or Milck Cowes, Equivolent, to bee aprized if wee cannot, 
agree, by Indifferent men chosen by us ye Sd sum wee doe ingaige, 
to make true payment, soe much as Cunvenyently wee can, forth- 
with ye Remainder wee doe ingaige, to make true payment, to 
ye Sd John Tompson, & John Thomas, or theire Order, at or 
before ye first of March next, in Brookehaven, or Southampton, 
on Long Island, & this as our reall acts, wee have hereunto set 
to our hands & Scales in Oyster Bay this H*'' Novemb: 1673 
Signed Sealed & Deliverd Joseph Ludlam O 

in p''sents of us William X Buckler 

Matthias Harvy Towne Gierke his marke 

Ben j amen hubard 

Received by us John Tompson, & John Thomas, of Joseph 
Ludlam in parte of this bill Therteene pounds, Eight Shillings & 
Tenn pence, Oyster Bay ye 22*^ of 9^^^ 1673 Received by us 

John Thomas John Tompson 

Received by us John Tompson & John Thomas, of William 
Buckler, Twenty Nine pounds, I say received by us Oyster Bay 
ye 22'h 9^er 1573 John Thomas & John Tompson, 

Received of ye Sd Buckler more three pounds, tenn shillings, 
which is ye full Sume, w'=^, is dew of this within written bill, 
from ye Sd William Buckler, haveing received, full Sattisfaction, 
from ye Sd William Buckler as to his parte, of this w^'^in written 
bill, wee doe acquit & discharge, ye Sd Buckler, for Ever — (p. 
58 Old A) — ffrom any claimes or demands, as witness our hands 
& Scales in Oyster Bay this 2^^ of Deacember 1673 Signed Sealed 
and Delivered in p''sents of us John Thomas O 

Matthias Harvy Thomas Townsand John Tompson O 

Bee it Knowen unto all men whome this, or Deede of Sale 
may cunseren, yt wee John Tompson, of Midelbourough, & John 
Thomas of Brooke haven, alis Seatawcott, both of Long Island, 
wee being the true and lawfull Atturneys, of John Tompson, of 
Brookehaven Smith doe for & in his behalfe, & by his Order, 
make Sale, of all ye intrest of ye said John Tompsons, in Oyster 
Bay, of Lands Houseing, Orchard or any things or things Elce, 
w'^'' doe or shall any wayes belong, unto ye Sd Accomidation, unto 
Joseph Ludlam, & William Buckler of Oyster Bay, both of Long 
Island, I say wee have sold from us, our heires & assignes for 
Ever, ye abovesd accomidation, w*^ ye previllidge theireunto be- 
longing, unto ye aforsaid Joseph Ludlam, & William Buckler, 
to them theire heires, or assignes for Ever, to have & to hold, 
as theire intrest for Ever, free from all molistation, from us or 
any from by or under us, also wee haveing received, of ye Sd 
Ludlam & Buckler, full Sattisfaction to our Cuntent, for ye said 
Accomidation, & for Every parte, & percell, theireof, wee have 



Book A 85 

heereunto set to our hands, & Scales, as our true & reall act, & 
Deede in Oyster Bay this H'** P^^'" In ye Yeare of our Lord 
1673 Signed Sealed & Deliverd in ye p'"sents of us 
Matthias Harvy Towne Gierke John Thomas O 

Benjamen Hubard John Tompson O 

I William Buckler, of Oyster Bay, doe assigne make over, & 
relinquish, all my right title & intrest of this w'^'in written Deede, 
from mee, my heires & assignes for Ever, unto John Thomas of 
Brooke haven, & John Tompson of Midelbourough to them theire 
heires & assignes for Ever, as witness my hand in Oyster Bay, 
this 2'*' of December in ye Yeare 1673 I ye said Buckler, haveing 
receved full Satisfaction alredie as witnes my hand, & Scale, 
Signed Sealed & Deliverd in William X Buckler O 

p''sents of us : his marke 

Matthias Harvy 
Thomas Townsand 

The Skoute & Magestrates, of ye Towne of Oyster Bay, are 
heereby Athorized to Examen & approve of ye w^'^in written will, 
if ye doe finde ye same to be without fraud, or deacept datid in 
fforte William Hendrick. ye 29'^ 9^er 1573 

By Order of his Honnor ye Gove"" 

N. Byard Seacretary 

Wee ye Majestrates, of Oyster Bay haveing Examened, in to 
ye Leagallty of this Will doc, find it made, without deafraude as 
witness our hands in Oyster — {p. 59 Old A) — Oyster Bay this 
I*** December 1673 & doe approve ye Sd Will Authentik 

Nicholas Wright 
Thomas Townsand 
Nathaniell Coles 

Bee it Knowen unto all men, whome this our Deede, of Sale 
may any Gunseren, yt wee John Tompson, of Midelbourough, & 
John Thomas, of Brookehaven, alis Seataucott, both, of Long 
Island, wee being ye trewe & Lawfull, Attumeys, of John, Tomp- 
son, Smith of Brookhaven, doc for & in his behalfe, & by his 
Order, make Sale of all ye intrest, of ye said John Tompson, in 
Oyster Bay, of Lands Plousing Orchard, or any thing, or things 
Elce, w'^'^ doe, or shall any wayes, belong: unto ye said accomi- 
dation, unto Joseph Ludlam of Oyster Bay, of Long Island, wee 
say wee have sold, from us our heires & assignes for Ever, ye 
above Said accomidation, with ye previllidge theire unto, belong- 
ing, unto ye afor said Joseph Ludlam, to him, his heires & as- 
signes for Ever, to have & to hold as his or theire right title, & 
intrest, for Ever, free from all molistation, or incumbrances what- 
somEver, from us or any from by or under, us also wee having 



86 Book A 

received, full Sattisfaction of ye said Ludlam, by Bill to our 
Content, for ye said, Accomidat: & for Every, parte, & percell 
theireof wee have heereunto sett, to our hands, & Seales, as our 
true & reall act & deede, in Oyster Bay this 3**^ of Deacemb: in 
ye Yeare 1673 

Signed Sealed & Deliverd John Thomas O 

in p^'sents of us John Tompson 

Matthias Harvy 
Benjamin Hubard, 

Know all men by these p^'sents, yt I John Tompson, of Brooke- 
haven on Long Island, doe heereby Conferem, & allowe of, a 
former bill of Sale, given in my Name, & lyin & being in Oyster 
Bay, on ye said Island Aforesd, unto a Certaine percell of Lands, 
togeather w"^ a house & home Lott, Lying & being in Oyster 
Bay, in ye said Precincks, Giving granting Ratifiing, & allowing, 
whatsomever, my said, Atturneys, or any by from or under 
them, shall Either, doe or cause, to be dun, as fully & to all in- 
tents, of Law, as fully Effectually, & in law, as Authentick, as 
if I my Selfe ware personally p'"sent, being, theire could or might 
doe, in witness whareof, I have heere, unto set to my hand, this 
8*1' Decemb: Anoq: Dom : 1673 

In p''sents of us : John Tompson 

John Thomas : John Laughton- 

Know all men by these yt I John Tompson of Brookehaven, 
doe heereby Engage, myselfe, my heires, Execut: & admins: yt 
I will, as I receive ye pay of this heere inclosed, & Conexed, bill 
of Sale, give Assurance — (p. 60 Old A) — And Conferma: of ye 
within, or heereunto Anexed, Covenant In p''sents whareof, I 
have heereunto, set my hand, this 8*** day of Decemb : Annoq : 
Dom: 1673 

in p^^sents of John Thomas John Tompson 

John Laughton 

Bee it Knowen unto, all men whome this, my Deede of Sale 
may wayes cunseren, yt I Mosis ffurman, of Oyster Bay on Long 
Island, in ye Newnetherlands, have Covenanted, Sold & Deliverd, 
from mee my heires Execut : Administ : or assignes for Ever, 
unto John Davis of ye abovesd Towne & Colloney : ye half e of 
all my, right title & intrest of uplands or medoes, Comonage, w*^^ 
now belongeth, unto mee ye Sd, Mosis ffurman, in ye Towne of 
Oyster Bay, or w*^in ye. Bounds or Confines theireof, w^'^all 
previlidge, whatsomever, may now apert: or belong: or shall 
heereafter any wayes : belong to this Sd halfe of my Sd intrest, 
I say I have freely sold, this one halfe of my Intrest, as above 
Expresed, from mee my heires Execut : Admins : & assignes for 
Ever, unto ye abovesd John Davis, to him, his heire Execu : 



Book A 87 

adm : & assignes for Ever, to have & to hold, as his or theire right 
title & Intrest for Ever, free from all molistation, or any Incum- 
brances w^somever, from mee or any from by or under mee, all 
wayes ^vided yt during my Mother ffurmans life, I doe reserve as 
much medoe ground, as shall mainetaine, ye part of my Mothers, 
Stock, w'='' I am Engaiged to, but after her Deacease, it is ye 
abovesd Davis, as Above Expresed, & haveing receved full Sat- 
tisfac : in hand alredy of ye abovesd John Davis, for this halfe, 
of my abovesd Intrest, & for Every parte & percell theireof I 
have heereunto, as my true & reall act & Deede, set to my hand, 
& affixed, my Scale, in Oyster Bay, this 10*^ day of Decemb: & 
in ye Yeare of Our Lord 1673 

Signed Sealed & Deliverd Mosis flfurman O 

in ye p''sents of us : Matthias Harvy : 
Thomas Townsand Nathaniell Coles 

Oyster Bay on Long Island in America this 29**^ day of ye 
Munth called Jannewary Stila : Nova 1673 I ffrancis Weekes, 
of ye Same place, doe by these p''sents, geve grant & fuley make 
over, unto my Sunns as follow : unto my Sunn, Samuell, John 
& Joseph, a Certaine percell of Land, lying neere ye Creeke, goe- 
ing up to Muntinacoke, cuntaine : about, Eleven ackers, more or 
less, Bounded on ye South East side, w*^ Richard Crabs, land & 
on ye Southside, w"' Gideons Wrights Land, ye Land abovesd, 
to be Equally Devided, betwne my Sd Sunns, likewaise to Each 
Sun abovesd one fife parte, of ye two Lots, of Medow at ye 
South, side of this Island — {p. 61 Old A) — ye one lott lying, 
upon ye flfort Neck, ye other upon West Neck, w**^ two akers, 
a peece of Mowing land, upon ye Plaines. & fower ackers a 
peece of Woodland, adjoyning, to Arons ffurmans land, at ye 
Wood Edge, all w"^^ partts & percels, I doe hereby, fully & freely 
geive to my Suns, abovesd, to them & theire heires for Ever, 
Witness my hand, & Scale ye day & yeare above written 
in p''sence of us fifrancis (W) Weeks O 

George Dennes : Henery Townsend his marke 

Oyster Bay on Long Island in America this 29*'' day of ye 
Mo: Called Jann'y stillo Nova 1673 This p''sent witneseth, yt I 
fifrancis Weekes of this place doe, give grant, & fully make over; 
unto my Sun Thomas Weekes, as folio: ye one halfe of Tenn, 
akers of land, lying & adjoyning, to Nicholas Wright fifeild, about 
two miles from this place, in ye way to Lucem, w*'' fower akers 
of woodland Adioyning to Aron flfurmans Land, at ye Wood Edge, 
& likewise, two ackers of mowing land upon ye Plaines, being 
part of yt land, formerly, bought of Robert Williams, w*'' one 
fife parte of ye two Lotts, of Medow, ye one at forte Neck, ye 
other, on ye west Neck, on ye South side of this Island, all w'^'' 
parts & percels is heereby geven, unto my Sd Sun Thomas, & 



88 Book A 

his heires, for Ever, as witness my hand, & Seale ye day & yeare, 
above written ; 

in ye presents of us ffrancis (W) Weeks O 

George Dennis : Henery Townsend his marke 

Oyster Bay on Long Island in America this 29'*^ day of ye Mo : 
called Jan'y Stilo Nova, 1673 This p^'sents witnesseth yt I fifrancis 
Weekes of ye Same place, doe heereby give grant, & fully make 
over, unto my Sun James Weekes to him his heires for Ever, to 
say, a Sertaine percell of land being parte of my now home lott, 
lying on ye East side of my dwelling house, w**^ a Small run of 
water, coming from my well ye Sd well, to be left free, ye said 
land Containeing: about two ackers, ye bewring (burying) place 
only Excepted, w'^^ is to be left free for ever, for ye use of my 
Gennera : & also ye one Equal halfe parte, for moyity of Comen- 
idge, togeather w**^ ye one halfe, of Tenn akers of Land, lying by 
& Adioying to Nicholas Wrights feild, about two miles of, & in 
ye way to Lusum, as also an Equall fife parte of two Lotts of 
medow, on ye South side of this Island ye on at ye West Neck, 
ye other at fforte Neck, Reserving only to my selfe to mowe, if 
Neede requier, likewayes two akers, of, moweing land, upon ye 
Plaines, of yt land formerly bought of Robert Williams, w*^ 
fower ackers of Woodland by Aron ffurmans Land, w^^in ye 
Wood Edge, & Every part & percell abovesd I freely give, as 
witness my hand, & Seale, ye day & yeare above written 
In ye p^'sents of us ffrancis (W) Weekes O 

George Dennes 
Henry Townsend 

Killingworth ye 25*** Jann'y Soe Called 1673 This deaclareth 
in as much as ye Deacesed Henery Rudick, did by his Will, bare- 
ing date ye 26'*^ August 1672 desier ffrancis Weekes, & Henery 
Townesend, both of Oyster Bay, to Oversee ye ffulfilling of ye 
bewsness but because much, cunsering ye muables lyes dubious, 
wheather wee are to medel w*'^ them or noe, but being desiered, 
by all ye daughters, namely Mary ye Eldist Hannah & Elyzabeth, 
& theire Husbands & ye two Youngest, Geane about 19 yeares 
old, & Sarah, about 14 yeares old, to Setell ye disposistion, — (p. 
62 Old A) — Of ye moveables, as theire hands, doe testifie, there- 
for wee ffrancis Weekes & Henery Townsend, being desiered, 
by theire ffather, in ye Will, & also by ye Children now, have 
Examened matters, all being p^'sent yt it cunserens, wee did pro- 
pose, what wee did conclude was Just, & reason, & did advise 
them, to p''sent this to ye gennerall Scoute, to conferem or advise 
further, what should, be dunn, & ye Childr: have all consented, 
to ye propositions, w^*^ are as ffolloweth Seeing theire ffather 
Henery Rudick, did apoint all his daughters, to have one as much 
as another, of ye prize of ye Land, wee Judge it iust, they should 



Book A 89 

all be made Equall in all ye moveables as neare as can, be but 
wee find Hannah & Elyzabeth Weekes, have received sumthing, 
of their ffather, allredie, in consideration of it, ye Eldist daughter 
Mary Hawxhurst, is to have, ye vallew, of a Cowe, & two yeare 
old, heffer, & ye two young-Est, daughters, is also to have, theire 
Cowes, & heffers, according to theire fifathers Wil to make, ye 
Eldist, & ye two youngest, daughters Equall, w"' ye said Hannah 
& Elyzabeth as also it is to be under, Stoode yt the two youngest 
Sisters, are to have five pounds Each of them, more then ye 
other three Sisters, & all ye rest of ye moveables, are Equally 
to be devided, amongst ye five Sisters, also it is be understood, 
yt thire Mother did at Sum time, say shee would, give her two 
youngest daughters, Geane & Sarah, Each of them a Bed, & 
furneture, & Sum pewter, it is mutally agreed upon, they shall 
have it, as it is prized, in ye Invitory, in parte, of theire portions, 
& ye rest to be made Equall, in ye rest of ye moveables. & it 
is agreed upon mutually, by all ye Sisters, yt those yt prised, ye 
parte of ye Estate, Should prise all ye rest, proporshanally, as 
well towards paying for Land, as ye Rest, as Witness our hands 
in p^'sents of us ; 

Wittnes ye marke (M H) mary Hawxhurst 

ye marke of X James Coke ye marke (H) Hannah Weekes 
ye marke of X Edward Wright ye marke of (E) Elyzabeth Weekes 
Haveing read & viewed ye Jane Readuck 

Contents of this request ye marke of (S) Sarah Rudick 

p''sented unto mee have Christopher Hawxhurst 

granted unto ye persons Samuell Weekes 

on ye other side to perforem Joseph Weekes 

ye Same w'='^ is propounded & if any difiference Should arise in 
time to make mee acquainted yt further truble may bee prevented 
this \7^^ of Jannewary An: 1674 on Long Island in filushing 

William Lawrens Skoute: 

Killingworth ye 22'*' June 1667 Wee ye Indian propriet : of 
Muntinakock whose names, are hereunto. Subscribed, doe by 
these p''sents acknowlidge to have fully bargened & Sold, & 
made over, unto William Simson of ye plase aforesd, in ye 
County of New York Sheere, & under ye Royall partona : & 
protection, of his highness James Duke of Yorke, a percell of 
Land, containeing forty ackers, of woodland, is bounded by us 
North & South acording, to ye former bounds, ranging East, as by 
us bounded, w"' free comoning, of grasing & timber, w'^'all right 
& title in ye Seaventh parte of our undisposed Medoes : fresh & 
Soke, w'*' Creeke thech, w''' ye benefits of ye Creekes, & Coves ; 
w*** free hunting fishing fowling, w"' ye benefit of all minirals, 
acording to Law ye Sd bounds, begining from Raccoune Swampe 
or ye fower Rocks lying in John Underhils Medoe : from thence 
west to Muskeetow Cove w'^'all medoes Creeke thech broken 



90 Book A 

lands, lying & being w^'^in ye Sd bounds, & Cove, Excepting three 
or fower ackers of Medoe, more or less, belonging to Robert 
Williams Adioyning, to ye Sd Island, of him ye Sd Robert w^^ 
Sd benefits & previlidges lands & medoes, as be for Exprest, wee 
ye Sd Proprietors — {p. 63 Old A) — Doe acknolidge to have Sold 
unto him, ye Sd William his heires Suckses : or assignes from 
us our heires, Suckses""^ administrars or assignes, for him & them, 
peaseabely to poses & inioy for Ever, free from all molis : from 
us, or any of ours interested in ye Sd Lands, & doe ingaige to 
defend ye Sd William, his heires Suckses""® & assignes, against 
al playes or pretences, whatsomEver, & acknowlidge, to have re- 
ceivd full Satisfaction, as witness our hands day & date above 
written. Signed Sealed, & deliverd in ye p''sents of us : in ye \9^^ 
yeare of ye Kings Reaigne, 

John Underbill Senj"" ye marke X of Asetan 

John Underbill Juny'' ye marke X of Arumpas 

John feaxe ye marke X of Sehar 

ye marke X of Nothe 
ye marke X of Pametamack 
ye marke X of Shoskene 
ye marke X of Matares 

Asigned by mee William Simson of Muntinacocke all my right 
title & intrest of this w^'^in Written Deede, unto William ffrost 
of Seatawcott alis Brookehaven, haveing recevid full Sattisfac: 
from ye said ffrost, for Every parte & percell of this w^'^in : 
written Deede I doe freely pass, & make over for Ever, from 
mee my heires & assignes unto ye Sd William ffrost, to him his 
heires & assignes for Ever, ye whole & sole Contents, of Every 
parte, & percell of this Sd Deede, as witn : my hand, in Oyster 
Bay, this 14**^ Decemb : 1674 William Simson 

Signed & Deliver in ye p''sents of us 
Matthias Harvy Samuell Kecham : 

This Bill bindeth mee William ffrost, of Seatawcott, alis 
Brookhaven, mee my heires, & assignes, to pay or cause to be 
paid, unto William Simson of Muntinakock, to him or his, as- 
signes, ye full & Just Sum of Seaventy pounds, forty pounds, I 
the Sd ffrost, doe ingaige to make true payment to ye Sd Wil- 
liam Simson or his Order, in Oyster Bay, at or before Michall- 
mas, next, Ensueing ye date heereof : ye other Therty pounds I 
doe ingaige to make true, payment, ye next michalmas following 
ye first payment, ye Sd payments I doe ingaige, to make pay- 
ment, in Indian Coren at three shillings ^ bushell, or in Cattel, 
Equivolent, & for ye trew performance, of ye Sd payments, I 
doe bind my Selfe heires & assignes, as witness, my hand in 
Oyster Bay: this 14*'' of Decemb: 1674 

Signed & Deliverd in p^^sents of us William ffrost 

Matthias Harvy Samuell Kecham 



Book A 91 

(/>. 64 Old A) — Know all men whome this my Deede of Sale, 
may any wayes Cunseren yt I John Coles, of Muntinacock, have 
Bargened Sold & Delivered, unto Edward Wright, Tenn ackers 
of Land, lying & being at Muntinacock, being Bounded on ye 
South, w*^ a carte way, on ye East w*^ my Range, on ye North 
w*** a Swampe, & on ye West w'** a valle ye Said Land being 
old Indian Land I doe owne to have Sold, to ye Sd Edward 
Wright of Muntinacock, provided ye said Edward Wright, shall, 
if he Departe from Muntinacock, yt then ye said Land, shall re- 
turne to mee Againe, I paying him five pounds, provided also: 
if ye said Wright, shall dye w^'^out Ishew, yt then ye Sd : Land 
shall Return, to mee ye said Coles, or to mine, geiveing nothing 
in lew theireof : I doe also owne, to have sold, unto ye Sd Wright, 
A Six parte of my Comonage, for grasing, & Timber, on ye Same 
condition as aforeSd : I do owne to have Sold, ye Sd Lands, w*'* 
Comonage, as above Exprest, In Witness whareof I have heere- 
unto set to my hand and Seale, in Oyster Bay this IS'** of De- 
cember 1674 & in ye 26^^ yeare of his Maj*'^^ Rainge 
Signed Sealed and John Coles O 

Deliverd in p''sents of us : 
Matthias Harvy 
Nathaniel Coles 

Ordered by ye Constable, & overseers of Oyster Bay yt Thomas 
Townesend is still Established, in his office, as to Brand People 
Horses, & Cattels, w"^in ye Bounds or Limits, of this Towne & 
yt all persons, whatsomever, w'''in ye Limits of this Towne, doe 
duly & truly observe ye law, Establist, as ye will answer, ye Con- 
trary, & yt all persons w*^in ye Bounds, & limits of this Towne, 
doe w'^'in forteene, dayes after ye date heereof, Repare to ye 
house of Thomas Townesends, & theire record thare markes, of 
theire Creatures, to avoid all Contests, yt heere after may arise : 
by Order of ye Constable & Overseers, of Oyster Bay this 12''* 
of Jann'y 1674 {See preface regarding the Book of Marks) 

Oyster Bay ye 17*'' May in ye Yeare 1675 

This Instrument of writting may Deaclare to all persons whome 
it may any wayes cunseren, yt I Josias Latting, of ye aboveSd 
place & Towne, in ye North rideing of New Yorke Sheere, upon 
Long Island, doe by these p''sents, owne & acknowlidge, to have 
Bargened Sold & Deliverd, unto William Buckler, of Oyster Bay 
ye Same place & Towne abovesd, all my right title & Interest, in 
my house & plott of land, granted by ye Towne, of Oyster Bay, 
to build ye foresd house upon, w*^'' Sd house & plott of Land, 
neare halfe an acker, or theireaboutes, lying & being & adjoyning, 
to ye South side of John Wrights home Lott, & bounded w*'' 
a highway at ye East end of it, & a highway, on ye South Sd of it, 
ranging up ye hill Westward, & further, have sold to ye Sd 



92 Book A 

Buckler, two ackers of Land more, lying & being, at ye South 
end, of Edmond Wrights home lott, bounded on ye East Sid w*^ 
ye forsd highway, & soe is to range up ye hill westward, w^'' said 
two ackers of Land, was granted & given by ye Towne of Oyster 
Bay to mee for a home lott to build on I reserving ye right of 
Comons to myselfe yt was granted to mee by the Towne, by 
vertue of ye aforesd Land — (/>. 65 Old A) — I say I doe by these 
p''sents, owne to have sold, ye abovesd house, & plott of Land, 
granted, to mee, whare ye house stands, & ye other two ackers 
above mentioned, from mee my heires Suckses" Adminis" or 
assignes, forever, to William Buckler, to him his heires, Execut" 
Admis" & assignes for Ever to have & to hold, as his or theire 
owne proper title & intrest from me, or any from by or under, 
mee, haveing receivd full Satisfaction for ye premises above 
mentioned, from ye said William, owneing heereby yt the aforeSd 
house & Land, is as feremly, William Bucklers, or his heires or 
assignes, from mee my heires & assignes, as may be made, by 
any Deede of Sale, conveance, whatsomever, to all intents, & 
purposes, & doe further ingaige, my selfe & heires, Sucksesrs to 
mainetaine ye aforesd William & his heires, in theire quiet, & 
peaceable possestion, of ye aforeSd house & Lands, against any 
Claime, or pretences whatsomever, to ye true performance & 
honnest Intent, of this my Deede of Sale, I have heereunto 
Subscribed my hand, & sett to my Seale, in Oyster Bay ye 17*'' 
May in ye Yeare of our Lord 1675 & in ye 27 yeare of ye Raine, of 
our Soverainge, King Charels ye Seacond, King of Create Brit- 
taine ffrance & lerland, &c Signed Sealed & Deliverd in pres- 
ence wittness 

Tho : Townesend Josias X Latting his mark O 

Ben j amen Hubard, 

I Sarah Latting Wife to Josias Latting Abovementioned, doe 
by these p''sents Conferm & give my free consent, to Every per- 
tickeler, yt my husbend, Josias Latting hath Sold, with in this 
within written Deede, unto ye aforesd William Buckler by set- 
ting, to my hand & Seale, this 19'*' of May, in ye Yeare 1675 in 
p''sents of Sarah X Latting O 

Nicholas Wright, Thomas Townesend her marke 

In ye Name of God amen I Samuell ffurman of Oyster Bay 
w'^'in ye Colloney of his Royall Highness James Duke of Yorke, 
being in good helth & perfect memory, praysed be God, doe Con- 
stitute & apoint this my last Will & testament, in maner ffollow- 
ing: 

Imprim: I bequeath my Sole to God, yt gave it, & my body 
from whence it came, to ye Earth to be deacently burid, & for yt 
Estate it hath pleasd Cod, to indow mee w*'' I bequeath in maner 
ffollowing : 



Book A 93 

Item : My Wife Meryam fifurman, I apoint, to be my Sole, 
Execetrix : of all my Estate reall & personall : in this Island, & 
in any other place whatsomever during her life : 

Item : To my Daughter Marcy & Susannah, I bequeath all 
my Land, on this Island, to be theires Equally devided, betwene 
them: when they shall ataine, to ye yeares of Eighteene: or 
marry, theire Mother haveing ye one theird of ye said lands, dur- 
ing her life: 

Item : And at my Wifes deacease, then all my Lands, & what 
Estate Elce, to remaine to my abovesaid two daughters upon an 
Equall Devistion, & soe to remaine, to theire heires for Ever, to 
see this my last. Will & Testament fully performed, I doe appoint 
ye Constable, & Oversers of Oyster Bay to mainage ye Same, for 
ye good of my Wife, & children, in witness whareof I have heere 
unto set to my hand & Seale, in ye yeare of our Lord 1675 this 
S'** of November 

Testis : in Matthias Harvy Samuell fifurman O 

William flfrost: this Above said will made voyde maye 21*'' 

1680 {signature cut out) 

(p. 66 Old A) — Assigned by us, William Thornycraft, & Rich- 
ard, Kerby, both of Musketoe Cove, our hole right, title & intrest, 
of this w*^in written Deede, unto John fifrost of Killingworth, to 
him his heires, or assignes for Ever: haveing received full Satis- 
faction from ye said fifroste, in a bill of Debt, to our content & 
this as our acts & Deede, wee have heereunto, set to our hands, 
in Oyster Bay this 2V^ of 9^^'' 1675 

Signed & Delivered in William X Thornycraft 

ye p''sents of us his marke 

Matthias Harvy Richard X Kerby 

Thomas X Marting his marke 

his marke this assigment hath dependance, on a 

Deed Recorded, in page 44 ye which Deed, was purchased by 
William Thorny Craft & Richard Kerby of Thomas Townesend 
ye said Deed bareing date ye 3*^^ June 1672 

Lusum this 9**^ June 1673 Bee it Knowen unto all men, to home 
this Instument of writting may any wayes cunseren, yt I Robert 
William, of Lusum in ye North Rideing, upon long Island, in 
New England, upon good Considerations, moveing mee theire 
unto, have sold, unto Thomas Wilets of ye Same place, & Island 
aforesaid, ye full & Just Sume, of Twenty Ackers of Land, lying 
at ye west End of Mary Wilets Lote, with previllidges in Com- 
ons, for his Creatures, & Wood & Timber for his use: such as 
my lands is capable to acomidate him withall, I say I have sold, 
ye abovesaid lands & previllides, from mee my heires or assignes, 
to ye said Thomas Willits, him his heires, or assignes, for theire 



94 Book A 

owne proper, right forever, to inioy as theire owne proper right, 
never to be molested, by mee nor any from mee, this I doe owne 
to be my act & Deede: as witness my hand & Seale ye day & 
date Yeare first above written. Signed Sealed & Deliverd in ye 
p''sents of us : as for ye above mentioned, timber it is to be under- 
stoode, yt I have Sold, noe other but such, as is upon ye Land, 
yt I bought of Asur ye Indian wheare I now live 
John Townesand Robert Williams O 

John Cooke 

oyster Baye ye 5*^ of ffebrewary 1675 this Instrament of 
writing wittneseth to All parsons whome It maye Anywayes 
Consarne, yt I John Townsend soon to henry townsend of oyster 
Baye, within ye north Riding of yorkshare upon longiland, upon 
good considerations moveing me hereunto have covenanted Bar- 
gind Sould and delevered, unto John Rogers of ye aforesaide 
towne and Riding A Sartain trackt of wood land Containeing 
three Ackers and A halfe or there Aboutes Liing and being on 
ye northwest end of ye Six acker Lott yt Jeames Coke had layed 
oute to him on ye south west side of ye bogs to ye westward of 
ye three runs beyond ye mill which saide three Ackers and halfe 
or there Aboutes being ye northwesttermost part of this six 
Acker lott yt was Jeames Cokes, being bounded on ye southeast 
end betwene him and my owne land with A whitte oake tree and 
likewise at ye northeast end with A white oake Joyning to ye 
Highway Neare ye Swamp and So to Rang northwest by ye 
Saide — {p. 67 Old A) — hyghwaye to the northwest Bounds of ye 
aforesaid lott I saye I have sould ye Above menshoned land from 
me my Ayres exsecetors Administrators and Asings to ye Above 
menshoned John Rogers to him his Ayres or Asings for ever to 
have and to hold as his or there owne proper Right title and 
intrest Iniageing to defend him or them in there quiat posestion 
of ye Aforesaid land from Jeames Coke or Any other man of 
ye towne yt shall or maye Laye Any pretenc to It and this As 
my Ackt and deede I have hereunto sett my hand In oyster 
Baye daye and datte Above written 

In presanc of John Townsend 

wittnes Thomas Townsend towne Clerk 

oyster Baye ye second daye of ffebrewary : 1673 ; 

This presantt Instrament of writting witneseth to All Parsons 
to whome It maye Anywayes Consarne yt I thomas Townsend 
of oyster Baye doe by these presants Bargin sell and make over 
unto John Rogers and An Rogers his wife halfe my home Lott 
I bought of John underbill liing and being and Adioyneing unto 
samuell weekes home lott with my house yt I now live In onely 
reserving to my selfe liberty to live in Itt until I have builtt An- 
other I saye I have sould and made over ye half of ye Afore- 



Book A 95 

saide home lott and house As Before spesefied unto John Rogers 
and An Rogeres during her Life and after her deacease to bee her 
Chilldrens, for which land and house, I have Reseved ye halfe 
lott of Land and house yt was given to An Rogers by ye towne 
when shee was A widow and doe By these presants make over 
All my right ttitell of ye Abovesaide half lott and house which 
I now Live In to John Rogers and An Rogers during her life 
and After her desease to be her Chilldrens for ever from me my 
Ayres exsecetors Administrators and Asings for ever and doe 
Iniage my selfe in A sum of fforty pounds Curantt paye off this 
Collony to mainetayne them in there quiatt posestion of whatt 
I have sould them from me or Any from by or under me and 
further Allso I have sould unto John Rogers one Acker of land 
liing by ye side of ye Aforesaide halfe lott which I sould them 
upon ye north side of Itt being two Rode wide next to ye streete 
and to range upon A strait line by ye other Land to ye reare of 
ye lott haveing Its bredth at ye reare to make It a compleat Acker 
I saye I have sould this Acker of land to John Rogers to him his 
Ayres for ever from me And my Ayres for ever and to ye Con- 
firmation of this my deed of sale I have sett to my hand and 
seale daye and datte Above written to explaine ye tru meaning 
of this deed of sale of ye halfe lott which I have sould them It 
tis in lew of yt halfe lott which was given her by ye towne when 
she was A widow and she hath ye youse of It during her life but 
After her desaese to be her childrens as her other land was 
onely ye acker of land sould to John rogers Is his properly onely 
I doe reserve my Apell trees peach trees and chere trees yt Is 
upon ye land I have sould them 

wittnes georg Copping Thomas Townsend O 

Beniamin hubard 

{p. 68 Old ^)— Oyster Baye ye 3^ of June 1672 
This Instrament off writting testefyeth to All parsons to 
whome Itt maye Any wayes Consarne, yt I Thomas townsend of 
oyster Baye on long Hand in the north Riding of new york- 
share, have Covenanted bargind and Agreed with william thorny- 
chraft and Richard Cirby, Both of ye Abovesaide plase and rid- 
ing for A sartain parsell of land which I have sould unto them 
being twenty six Acars Liing and Joyneing on ye north side of ye 
line of devition, of Robart williams land and ye townes of oyster 
Baye, with ye privilidge of timbar and graseing upon ye Right of 
Commons yt I Bought of John underbill, belonging to ye house 
lott yt I Bought of him, for there owne youse, I saye I have 
sould ye Above spesefyed land and previlidge, unto ye Above- 
menshoned william, and Richard, to them there Ayres sucksesors 
or Asings for ever, to have and to hold As there owne proper 
titlle and Intrest, from me my Ayres sucksesors Administrators 
and Asings, for ever. Butt If ye saide william or Richard doth 



96 Book A 

make salle of ye land and previlidge Above exspresed, which I 
have sould them, then theye are to make ye first tender of sale 
to mee, theye here iniageing to lett me have It thirty shillings 
Cheaper then others will give for It Butt If yt I refuse to give 
It then theye have liberty to make sale of Itt to whome theye will, 
and further I doe iniage to give ye saide william and Richard 
posestion of what I have sould them Acording to law and to ye 
tru performanc to each other we doe Interchangably subscribe 
oure hands and sett to oure seals daye and date Above written 
and In ye yeare of ye raine of Charls ye second King of Ingland 
schotland : &c : 

sined sealed and delevered Thomas Townsend O 

in presanc oflp us william X thornyCraft O 

henry flforsse his mark 

Thomas Crompe Richard X Cirby O 

his mark 

Asinged By us william thorny Craft, and Richard Cirby, Both 
of muskeeta Cove, oure hole right titlle and Intrest of this within 
written deed, unto John ffrost of killingworth, to him his Ayres 
or Asings for ever, haveing Reseved full satesfacktion from ye 
saide frost, in A bill of debtt, to oure Content and this as oure 
Ackts and deeds, wee have hereunto sett to oure hands in oyster 
Baye this 21**» oflF: 9ber 1675 

Synged and delevered william X thornyCraft 

in ye presanc of us his mark 

Mathyas harvy Richard X kirby 

Thomas X martin his mark 

his mark 

Entred in page 66 this Asingmentt this 2Z^^ of 9^®"" 1675, in 
oyster Baye Records per me mathyas harvy, Clerk Josias Latting 
did give william Buklar, posestion of ye house and land yt he 
sould to him in oyster Baye by turff and twig Acording to law, 
In presanc off Constablle and oversears of oyster baye and sev- 
eral! nayghboures ye 22'*' of Aprill 1676 

{p. 69 Old y4)— Oyster Baye ye ZV^ of Jully 1676 
This Instrament off writting witneseth to All parsons, whome 
Itt maye Any wayes Consarne, yt wee, Caleb wright, and John 
wright, and Edman wright and Jobe wright, and henry townsend 
Junior, and John townsend, and Isack doutty, and william Buck- 
lar, All off ye towne off oyster Baye, have sould unto John 
Rogers, off ye Same towne and plase, ffoare Ackers off wood 
land Liing within ye Bounds off oyster Baye not prejedesing ye 
high wayes or lands All redy layde out, wee saye wee have sould 
ffrom us oure Ayres Exsecetors or Asinges ye foresaide ffoare 
Ackers of land, to ye Abovesaide John Rogers to him his Ayres 



Book A 97 

or Asinges for ever to have and to hold as there owne proper 
Right ttitlle and Intrest for ever, without Eyther Lett hinderanc 
or molestation from us or Any from by or under us or Any other 
inhabytant off ye tovvne, haveing to oure Content reseved ffuU 
satesfacktion for ye land Abovesaid, As witnes oure hands and 
seale Subscribed ye daye and date Abovewritten, 
In presanc, off us, Caleb wright O 

wittnes Thomas Townsend, Clerk John wright O 

William Andras Edman wright O 

Joseph dickinson Joab wright O 

ye Abovesayd 4 accors of land is henry townsend O 

to be understood to be layd out of John townsend O 

there one rights of lands to be Isack doutty O 

taken up and not otherwise william bucklar O 

Wheareas There hath Beene A differanc Betwene John Rogers 
and his wiffe, ye one party and ffrances weekes of oyster Baye, 
Both of ye same towne, which there was A Complaint Brought 
to ye Cort off sessions ye \A^^ of desembar 1670 which said Com- 
plaint was In Referanc to A Sarten parsell off medow given to 
ffranses weeks by ye towne off oyster Baye, and had fformerly 
beene in ye posestion of william Croker: now upon good Resons 
thereunto moveing them ye Abovesaide partyes, namely John 
Rogers and his wiffe. An : and ffranses weeks, have hereby 
Agreed to putt ye wholle defferanc to bee ffully desided and ended 
by ye Constablle and overseares of Oyster baye, Aforesaide, and 
to Rest satesfyed with there determynation in ye said differanc 
and theye doe hereby Iniage to fforfitte each to other, ye full 
and Just sum off fforty pound Currant paye for ye desenting 
party to paye, to ye party yt doth Asent and stand by ye Awarde 
of ye saide Constablle and overseares Aforesaide : and untill ye 
saide monyes be payde By ye desenting partyes, to ye party yt 
Rest satesfyed, ye desenting party shall bee without Remedy 
eyther in comman law or Equaty, and itt Is further Agreed yt 
each party shall bare there owne Charg : to ye date hereof Allredy 
exspended, to ye Confirmation of ye premises ye saide partyes 
have sett there hands and seales this \A^^ desembar 1670 
wittnes. Anthony watters, Clark John X Rogers O 

david X whithed mark 

mark An (A) Rogers O 

ye Constable and oversears mark 

Conclution ye other Side ffranses (W) weeks O 

mark 

{p. 70 Old A) — Wheareas there was A differanc depending be- 
twene John Rogers and Ann Rogers of ye one party and franses 
weeks of ye other partty, aboute A sarttin pesse off medow and 
ye saide parteyes by Bond haveing bound themselves to stand to 



98 Book A 

oure Judgment in ye said differanc, wee haveing with much 
dilhgence made great search, and wee ffinde ye medow to be 
ffranses weekes and this as oure Actt wee have sett to oure hands, 
In oyster Baye this 2^ daye off Jenewary 1670 
wee John and Ann Rogers doe owne, Richard harcutt, Const : 
and Acknowledg this Above written nickolas wrightt 
judgment Mathias harvy 

Ann (A) Crooker henry Townsend 

her mark Samuell Andruss 

Evidanses About ye medow 

1. — desembar ye last 1670: The testemony off mark meegs as 
ffoUoweth when I liveed att oyster baye, william Crooker livede 
there Allso, and thee said Croker had formerly A pese off medow, 
which hee had made youse of But had resined it up Again to ye 
towne, and at A towne meting ffranses weeks desired ye said 
pece off medow of ye towne which was at yt time given to him 
for his owne, and ye said william Crooker was there and gave 
his Consent therein by holding up both his hands and ffurther 
saith not, huntington sworne Before me 

Jonas wood 

2. — The declaration of John dickinson doeth declare, yt william 
Crooker had ye youse of A share of medow, and did make use 
of itt butt upon what termes he had itt and made use of Itt I 
canot give An Count and Neyther how hee parted from it, in 
oyster Baye ye 2^ of Jenewary 1670 

3. — nickolas simkins doeth declare to A share off medow which 
Is now in differanc betwene ffranses weeks and Ann Rogers, yt 
ye share of medow which she now Claimes, yt when ffranses 
weeks Came to towne at A towne meting, they ware willing to 
give him A share of medow, ye saide medow was william wash- 
burns, which hee layd downe, william Crooker Being at ye towne 
meting, william Crooker Advised him to take yt which he had 
mowed, rather then yt of william washburns And he voted for 
It with ye rest of ye towne, and Itt was granted sworn to by 
nickolas simkins this second off Jenewary 1670 

4. — Alice Crab doeth Allso Affirm, yt william Crooker did de- 
clare to her husband yt hee should return ye saide medow to ye 
towne Againe 

5. — nickolas wright doth Affirm, yt In A towne metting wil- 
liam Crooker helld up his hands, for franses weeks tto have this 
medow yt Is now In Contest 

{p. 71 Old ^)— Oyster Baye this 24t»> of Jenewary 1668 

Bee It knowne uto All men to whome this present deed of salle 

maye Any wayes Conserne, yt I Robartt williams of Lewsum on 

long Hand In ye north Riding of new yorkshare, and under ye 

patronage and protecktion of his Royall highnes Jeames duke 



Book A 99 

off york : have upon good Considerations bargind sould and 
made over, unto ffranses weekes of oyster Baye, twenty Ackers 
off plaines Liing and Being upon ye hill on ye south side of ye 
old Cartt waye yt goes to hemsted, and twenty Ackers of wood 
land liing and Being on ye north side of ye Abovesaid Cart waye, 
nere unto Robartt ffurmans lands, which lands lyes at ye north- 
est Corner of ye plaines I ye Abovesaide Robartt williams doe 
here one and Acknowledg to have sould these Above spersefyed 
lands unto ffranses weeks, his Ayres Sucksessors or Asings 
pesablly to poses and Inioye for ever, free from molestation by 
me, or Any from me I saye I have sould these Above menshoned 
lands unto ye Above menshoned ffranses weeks his Ayres or 
Asindges, from mee my Ayres Sucksesors Administrators 
Asindges for ever to ye Abovesaide franses his Ayres to have and 
to hold for ever As there owne proper Intrest from mee or Any 
by or After me As wittnes my hand daye and datte Above writ- 
ten, and In ye twenteth yeare of ye kings Raine, sined sealed and 
delevered Robartt williams O 

In ye presanc of uss, 
John Townsend 
Elizabeth X Townsend 
mark 

Oyster Baye on long Hand in America: this twenty nine daye 
of ye month Called Jenewary Stilo Nova : 1673 This presants 
wittneseth yt I ffranses weeks of ye same plase: doe give grantt 
and ffully resinge unto my Sone daniell weeks, After my deasease, 
my home lott dwelling house and other out houseing, with ye 
orcharde, Allwayes provided, yt partt All Redy : given to my 
Sone Jeames be reserved to ye proper use and behoofe of ye 
saide Jeames, As allso to ye said daniell I give twelve Ackers off 
land liing one ye southeast Corner of my said home Lott : nere 
Adioyneing with ye owne halfe of ye Comans thereunto belong- 
ing : with one Lott off medow upon unkowaye Neck : liing on 
ye south side of this Island together with ten Ackers of moing 
land upon ye plaines, formerly Bought of Robart williams : and 
Itt is to be understod yt If I should deasease before my wiffe 
Elezabeth : yt my saide wiffe shall have and Inioye, her Equall 
proportion off mainetainenanc : with my sone, daniell out of what 
Is here menshoned: All which parts and parsells Abovesaide, Is 
by me firmly given to my soon daniell and his Ayres for ever 
As witnes my hand and sealle ye daye and yeare Above written 
in presanc of us ffranses (W) weeks O 

georg dennis mark 

henry Townsend 

{p. 72 Old ^)— Oyster Baye; ye 7'^ of Agust; 1676. 
This Instrament off writting wittneseth to All parsons, to 
whome Itt maye Any wayes Consarne, yt I Jeames Coke off mat- 



100 Book A 

enecoke within ye Confines of oyster Baye on long Hand, and 
within ye north Riding of newyorkshare, haveing upon good Con- 
siderations, Bargind sould and made over All my Right ttitlle 
and Intrest of A sartin pese off medow Belonging to me at ye 
south upon ye neck commanly Caled Lattins neck Being ye fore- 
tenth share of ye third devition, of which share ye one halfe 
doth properly belong to mee. And By these presants I saye I have 
sould All my Right and titlle in ye Abovesaide pesse of medow 
and All other prevylidges upon ye saide neck. Belonging to me 
by vertue of ye said medow, unto william Buckler of oyster Baye 
to him ye saide william his Ayres sucksesors Administrators or 
asignes for ever to have and to hold As his or there owne proper 
Right titlle and Intrest from me my Ayres sucksesors Adminis- 
trators or asignes for ever peasably to posses and Inioye free from 
molestation from me, or Any ffrom By or under me, haveing to 
my Content Reseved ffull satesffacktion of ye saide william for 
ye said medow and previlidg upon ye neck Abovesaide, as wittnes 
my hand and seale, daye and date Above written In presanc off 
Thomas Townsend. Jeames X Coke O 

John wicks his mark 

Every mans share or devition of land layd out on ye North 
side of ye great medow upon hog Hand, ye 10*** of ocktobar 
1676 by Rochard harcut, and nathanell Colls 
Imp: 



Lattemore samson 


1 


Thomas Townsend 


06 


Josias Latting 


2 


Eals Crab 


13 


Samell weeks 


3 


Anthony wright 


12 


Samuell Andras 


4 


Eleasabeth townsend 


15 


Jeams Coke 


5 


John Townsend 


16 


John dickason 


14 


ffranses weeks 


* 


Josiass Latting 


7 


gideon wright 


* 


mathyas harvy 


8 


Richard harcut 


* 


nickolas wright 


9 


Richard Crab 





henry townsend 


10 


mathyas harvy 





John underbill 


11 


nathanell Colls 






these with A Cros are thre shares in ye Little Neck ye north 
of ye great medow (It being impracticable to reproduce the 
crossed O of the original, it is here represented by an asterisk *) 

these round Is three shares upon ye Little neck southside 
ye great medow 

and we under writen being ordered by ye proprietors of hog- 
island to Laye out these lots as Abovesayd did then order A 
highwaye of two rod wide to begin at ye former highwaye by us 
formerly layd out to all ye Alottments begining at ye landing 
place & soe to run on ye west side of ye three squor lot to ye 
spring & on ye East sid of ye three square lot ye sayd highwaye 



Book A 101 

to run on ye west End of ye East lots then Layd out, through the 
Island in ye most Conveniants place for Carting to ye beach, also 
we did Agree A highvvaye of two rod wide on ye west & East 
End of all ye Alotments upon ye Island next to ye watter side 
for Every man Consarned to Cart there Come or other Con- 
sarnes to ye Conveniants place 

Richard harkcut 
Nathaneill Coles 

{p. 73 Old A) — Oyster Baye ye 10'*' of novembar in ye yeare 
1676 

This Instrament off writting wittneseth to All parsons, whome 
Itt maye Any wayes Consarne, yt I John davis now Inhabiting at 
matenecoke within ye Confines off oyster Baye upon long Hand, 
within ye north Riding of new yorkshare. Being under ye pat- 
ronage and protection off his Royall highnes Jeams duke off 
york, haveing upon good Considerations moveing me hereunto 
have Bargined sould and delevered by these presants unto Aron 
furman off oyster Baye, A cartain trackt or parsell off upland 
upon matenecoke Containeing in quantety sixty Akers liing and 
Being upon ye neck off Land yt Is on ye northside of ye lands 
yt John diar sould unto my fatherelaw Richard Latting dea- 
seased, which said sixty Akers was given to my wife hanah by 
her ffather Richard Latting as ye Records of oyster baye, doth 
make manifest, I saye by these presants ffurther yt I have sould 
and made over ye Above saide sixty Akers of lands, with All 
ye Rights and prevelidges beelonging to Itt by vertue off ye grand 
deed given first from Thomas franses To my Aforesaid ffather 
Richard latting, ffrom me, my Ayres Exsecetors Administrators 
or Asidgns for ever, to ye Abovesaide Aron ffurman, to him 
his Ayres Exsecetors Administrators and Asidgns for ever to 
have and to hold, As his or there owne proper Right titUe and 
intrest, from me or Any from by or under me, Iniageing to de- 
fend him or them in there quiatt posestion ffrom Any Justt 
Claime or pretenc whatsumever of every part or petickular 
Abovemenshoned, haveing to my Contentt Reaseved ffull satis- 
facktion ffor ye premises. By setting to my hand and seale daye 
and datte Above written, and in ye 28'^ yeare of ye Raine of 
Charls ye second, king of England scottland : &c : In presanc off, 
Thomas Townsend John davis O 

John wicks hanah X davis 

oyster Baye ye 2)(y^ daye of Jenewary 1676 

This Instrament off writing wittneseth to All parsons whome 
Itt maye Any wayes Consarne yt I Thomas weeks now Inhaby- 
tant in ye towne off oyster baye, have upon good Considerations, 
Bargind sould and delevered unto John Rogers of ye same 
towne Ayght Ackers off wood land, which ye said John Rogers 



102 Book A 

hath full power hereby to take up Any whare within ye Com- 
mans, off oyster baye, Exsepting such lands Allredy layde outt 
and high wayes nott to bee inffringed, I saye I have sould ye 
Abovesaide Ayght Ackers off wood land, ffrom me my Ayres 
Exsecketors Administrators or Asidgns ffor ever, to ye Above- 
saide John Rogers, to him his Ayres or Asidgns for ever to have 
and to holde As his or there owne proper right titlle and intrest 
from me or Any from by or under me, haveing to my Content 
reseved fful satisfacktion for ye same, as wittnes my hand and 
seale daye and datte. Above writen, and in presanc off 
Thomas Townsend Thomas weeks O 

Sarah Townsend 

(p. 74 Old A) — Oyster Baye ye 7*'' off Maye in ye yeare Ano 1667 
These maye sarteffy All parsons whome Itt maye Any wayes 
Consarne, that Anthony wright senior, doth by these p^'sents 
ffrely give and make over, unto Job wright his Brother petter 
Wrights soon, ye lott off land, Joyneing on ye north side off his 
home lott, which said lott given, was fformerly one mayehues 
with All ye rights and privilidges properly belonging to ye said 
lott with ye lott, Is hereby given to ye Abovesaid Job wright to 
him and his Ayres ffor ever, ffrom ye Abovesaide Anthony 
wright him his Ayres Exsexetors Administrators Asidgns, ffor 
ever, This Above written was ffrely given by Anthony wright to 
Job wright and ordered me to entar It, upon record daye Above 
written, per me Thomas Townsend towne Clark 

To all Christion people to whome this my deede off gifft maye 
Come doth declare, that I Anthony wright, of oyster baye on long 
Hand in ye north Riding of newyorkshare, under ye patronage 
and protecktion of his Royall highnes Jeames duke of york doe 
by these presants give and make over unto Jeames Townsend 
and Isack doutty. Both inhabitants in ye same towne and Juri- 
dicktion Abovemenshoned, A sartain parsell of medow land lying 
and being nere unto A plase Comanly Called moneusscussett 
beach within ye limitts and Bounds of sandich in new Ingland in 
Plimouth Collony which said medow land was given to me by ye 
towne of sandich ffor towne charges yt I had exspended ffor 
ye youse of ye towne, ye which saide medowes I did peasably 
poses and inioye by vertue of ye Abovesaide grantt ffrom ye 
towne of sandich severall yeares before I did remove ffrom ye 
saide towne of sandich, into this Juridicktion ffre from Any 
molestation, I ffurther saye By these presants I doe ffrely give 
and make over by vertue hereof ye before menshoned medow 
lands ffrom mee my Ayres exsexetors Administrators or Asidgns 
ffor ever, to Jeames Townsend and Isack doutty to them there 
Ayres exsexetors and Asidgs ffor ever to have and to hold Equall 
betwene them. As there owne proper titlle and Intrest from me 



Book A 103 

or Any ffrom by or under me, As ffirmly As maye be made by 
Any deede of gift or Convayeanc whatsumever, to ye Confirm- 
ation of this my deede of gifft, I doe Confirm Itt to ye two parsons 
herein menshoned and there Ayres and Asidgns flFor ever, By 
setting to this my hand and sealle, in oyster baye this sixth An- 
twenteth of June in ye yeare one thousand six hundred seventy 
and five, and in ye 27^^ yeare of ye kings Raine Chads ye second 
wittnes John dickinson Anthony wright O 

Thomas Townsend 

(/>. 75 New A) — This Bill of Sale Declareth unto all whomeso- 
ever it may Concern that I mathew pryer of matinecock near 
Oysterbay In ye North riding on Long Island ye one partie have 
Sold and by these presents do bargain Sell and Deliver Unto 
Henry Townsend of Oysterbay of ye abovesaid Rideing ye other 
partie the house Lot that was Walter Salters with Commonage 
and Common Rights of Lands and Timber yt is to be understood 
of upland or woodland belonging or any waye falling to ye above- 
said house Lott or hereafter may fall to it with a little plott of 
meadow part Hasuks and part Salt Marsh in all about half an 
acre Lying on ye East Side of matinecock Creek Joyning to 
Edmond wrights Shear on ye north Side and Antoney Wrights 
Shear on ye South Side of it but all other rights of meadow that 
did any ways fall to or belong to ye abovesaid House Lot I 
Except Still to my Self as ye right of meadow at South ye mea- 
dow on ye north Side of ye Towne and ye West Side of Matine- 
cock Creek a Shear of meadow I Except also and ye rights of 
meadow also on oak neck I do not Sell Neither of them fore 
Shears here namly ye South meadow matinecock meadow ye 
meadow on ye north Side ye town and oak neck meadow I do 
Still reserve to my Self but ye house Lot and Common privil- 
edges as above Said with ye Sd Small Shear of meadow on ye 
East Side of Matinecock Creek I say I have fully Sold for pay 
in hand I have received and therefor do by this make over all 
my right Title and Interest from me My heirs Executors adminis- 
trators or assigns firmly unto ye above Said Henry Townsend 
his heirs Executors administrators and assigns To have & To 
hold and forever to injoye for their own proper Right title and 
interest without molistation by me or any from me and Do also 
by this firmly Ingage to defend and make good ye abovesaid Sale 
against all Claims and Demands of any person or persons What- 
somever and to ye True and Just preformance of all ye premises 
or Engagements abovesd I bind me my heirs Executors adminis- 
trators and assigns to preforme unto him ye Said henry Townsend 
his heirs Executors administrators and Assigns forever, as wit- 
ness My hand and Scale the 22>^^ Year of ye Raigne of Charles 
ye Second King of England &c it is agreed that I am to have 



104 Book A 

What meadow is on pine Island that belongs to the Said Lott 
(have was Interlined before Signing) Signed Sealed and De- 
livered in the presents of us this 30**^ of ye 7^^ month 1672, In 
Oysterbay. 

Witness Mathew Pryer O 

Antoney Wright 
William X Buttlar 

{p. 76 New A) — Be it Known to all persons whome this may 
Concern that I Henry Townsend Senj'' of Oysterbay Do by these 
presents Assign and make Over all my whole Right title and 
Interest in this within written deed to my Son henry Townsend 
to him and his heirs or assigns forever, from me or any from 
by or under me forever only reserving to myself the above Spaci- 
fied House Lott and A Small Shear of meadow abovementioned 
Lying by Edmon wrights, meadow on ye East Side of Beaver 
Swamp River I say It is firmly by these presents my Son Henrys 
his heirs or Assigns forever only what is excepted from ye Date 
of the deed. Witness my Hand ; 

Henry Townsend Senj*" 
Witness Thomas Townsend, town Clark 

Be it Known unto all men whome this my Deed of Sale May 
any ways Concern that I James Cock of matinecock near Oys- 
terbay within ye Coloney of His Royal Highness James Duke 
of York have Bargained Sold and Deliverd unto Henry Town- 
send of Oysterbay and of ye Same Coloney that part of ye Lot 
w'^'* I bought of John Dickinson which is two thirds and a Tenn 
acre Lot and a Six acre Lott Lying on ye westside of ye three 
runs and ye three Run Swamp withall Comons and Commonages 
belonging unto me within ye Bounds of Oysterbay and I Do 
Except and reserve to myself my Commons of oak neck, pine 
Island and Hog Island and also all meadows I reserve to my 
Self I James Cock above Said do own to have Sold from me my 
heirs and assigns ye above parcells of Lands mentioned unto 
Henry Townsend to him his heirs and Assigns forever To Have 
and To Hold as His or their own proper Right and Interest and 
do by these presents Ingage my Self my Heirs and assigns for- 
ever to defend ye Said Henry Townsend or any of His In their 
Quiet and peaceable possession of Every part or parcell of those 
Lands which I have Sold him and Having received of Henry 
Townsend full Satisfack: to my Content for ye above mentioned 
Lands I have hereunto Set to my hand and Seal as my True and 
real act in Oyster bay this Last of Decem: In ye Year of our 
Lord 1669 and In ye 21*^ Yeare of ye Kings of our Sovraign 
King Charles ye Second King of England Scotland france and 
Irland 



Book A 105 

Signed Sealed and Delivered James X Cock O 

in presence of us his mark 

Mathias Harvy 
William X Risby 

Turn over to ye Assignment ye other Leaf 
{p. 77 Old A) — Bee itt knowne unto All parsons whome this 
maye Any wayes Consarne, yt I henry townsend senior, of oyster 
baye doe by these presants Asidgne and make over All my right 
titlle and intrest in this within v^ritten deed to my soon John 
Townsend to him and his Ayres or Asidgnes for ever, from me or 
Any ffrom by or under me, only I doe resarve to my self ye three 
run swomp to dispose of As I shall see Case, I saye this Asidgne- 
ment, Is my ffree Ackt, and to stand good to my soon John his 
Ayres or Asidgns for ever, from ye datte of ye deed within 
written, As firmly As maye be drawne by Any deed of Con- 
vayanc whattsumever, ye swomp exsepted, wittnes my hand 
wittnes Thomas Townsend henry townsend 

towne Clark : senior 

this Assignm* is of a Deed from James Cock to Henry Town- 
send and stands recorded in ye 31 : page of this booke: 
oyster Baye the seconde daye of ffebrewary 1673 
This Instrament of writing wittneseth to All parsons to whome 
Itt maye Any wayes Consarne, that wee John Rogers and Ann 
Rogers of oyster Baye, with the Consent of oure Children, doe by 
these presants, Bargin sell and make over unto Thomas Town- 
send, of the same towne and place, oure halfe lott of land Liing 
and being betwene thomas Townsends two home lots, which 
halfe Lott was given to my wife Ann Rogers by the towne, when 
she was A widow, for which said halfe lott, haveing reseved 
of ye saide thomas Townsend ffull satisfacktion in other land 
to All oure great desiars, we doe by these presants make over 
All oure Right titlle and Intrest in the foresaide halfe lott, unto 
Thomas Townsend to him his Ayres or Asinges, from us oure 
Ayres Sucksesors Administrators or Asings, peasablly to poses 
and inioye, from us or Any ffrom by or under us, as his or there 
owne proper right titlle and intrest ffor ever, and doe iniage oure 
selves Joyntly and sevarally, to mainetaine ye said Thomas or his 
Ayres in there quiat posestion, in ye sum of forty pounds Curant 
paye of this Collony It tis to be understood that we have sould 
him our houseing, upon ye said lands Also, our Aplle tres ex- 
septed, and to the true performanc of this oure salle, we doe 
All joyntly sett to oure hands and seales day and date Above 
writen in presanc, of 

georg Copping John (R) rogers O 

Beniamin hubbard Ann (A) rogers O 

Joseph (J) croker O 
William (C) croker O 



106 Book A 

(p. 78 Old A) — Bee Itt knowne unto All men by these presants 
that I nicolas simkins of oyster Baye on longiland in ye north 
Riding in yorkshare ffor good Considerations moveing me here- 
unto, doe by this Confess to have ffully and Absoluttly soulde 
and delevered up in presant posestion All my right titlle and in- 
trest of my now dwelling house in ye said oyster Baye and house 
lott with all the fifence yt now Is and twenty ffore Aplle trees 
Bearing ffruit, one peare tree, and one share of medow. Being 
and bounding on ye sea on ye north end and A high waye on ye 
south end, and Anthony Wrights medow one ye east side, and 
Richard Crabs medow on ye west side, and my share of swomp on 
ye east side Against my house. It tis intended ye east side of ye 
streett Against my house, unto Ealce Crabb, of ye x^bovesaide 
towne and riding, for satesfacktion in hand I have Allredy re- 
seved, ye saide house lott is bounded with A highwaye on ye 
north side, and A highwaye on ye east end. Beniamin hubards 
house lott on ye south side, and nickolas wrights house lott on ye 
west end, I saye I have soulde and delevered up All my right 
titlle and intrest, of All the Above menshoned partickulars, of 
house and lands with trees and ffencing As Abovesaide flfrom me 
my Ayres Exsexetors or Asidgns, unto ye Abovesaide Eals Crabb 
her Ayres Exsexetors or Asidgns to have and to holde As there 
owne proper right and intrest, and doe iniage to make good ye 
salle of All ye Abovemenshoned premises Against any Claime 
or demands of Any parson or parsons and to give her ye saide 
Ells Crabb or her Asidgns quiatt posestion of All ye Above- 
menshoned premises, and to inioye it without molistation by mee 
or Any ffrom me, in ye nineteth yeare of ye Raigne of Charles 
ye second king of England, &c As wittnes my hand and sealle 
this ll*'' off ft'ebrewary 1669 in oyster baye in presanc off, 
henry Townsend Nickolas simkins O 

Caleb Wright 

I Ealls Crabb off oyster Baye doe By these presants Asidgne 
and make over All my right titlle and intrest of this Above writ- 
ten deed, unto my soon Adam write and his Ayres ffor ever, 
onely I doe resarve to my Selfe ye use of ye share off medow, 
menshoned in this deede during my liffe, and After my deasease 
it is to redowns to my soon Adam and his Ayres ft'or ever, as 
wittnes my hand in oyster baye this 26'*' of June 1675 Itt tis 
to Be understood Allthough Richard Crabb, Be not menshoned in 
this Abovewriten deed, yett nottwithstanding he Being Con- 
sidered head or Cheefe, doth by these presants Confirme whatt 
his saide wiffe. Ells Crabb hath done (Alice's former husband was 
Peter Wright, and this assignment is to their son, Adam IVright). 
(p. 79 Old A) — By this Asidgnement onely the said Richard 
Crabb, resarves ye Abovesaide share of medow to his owne dis- 
poseing wittnes 



I 



Book A 107 

wittnes Thomas Townsend Richard Crabb 

John Wrightt Ealls X Crabb 

her mark 

These are to declare to all or Any parson whome these maye 
Come that wee the Constablle and overseares of oyster Baye in 
ye behalfe of oure towne have Chosen oure trusty and well be- 
loved ffrends, henry townsend and thomas townsend, to Repaire 
to his Honor our governar, ffor the procuerment of our patten, 
and to doe and Actt in all things As they shall se Case ffor the 
good of oure towne, subscribed by us Mathyas harvye 

in oyster Baye the Richard harcutt 

IS'** of ocktobar 1677 Thomas Weeks 

John Wrightt 

{See Musketo Cove Book, in Appendix, for expenses of this 
committee. See also p. 35) 

The Agrementt of the parsons Employed by the townes of 
hemsted and oyster baye Aboutt the limits betwene them is As 
followeth ; viz ; That the Inhabitants of ye towne off oyster baye 
are to have ffree passage over the plaines by Cartts or otherwise, 
to there south meadows no wayes hindring the pretentions of ye 
Inhabytants of hemsted to ye said plaines, or there medowes at 
the south, And thatt the west Bounds of oyster baye limmitts 
shall begin Against the sandy beach Comanly Called Barr, Beach 
that Abutts from Cow necke Crosse hemsted harboure over 
Against matenecoke land so to rune upon A straight line to 
Robartt williams marktt tree at the pointt of trees Comanly 
Called by the name of Cantiage, Butt no persons propriety to be 
hereby taken Awaye, This was declared before ye governar this 
ZS*** daye of ocktobar 1677 and Is entred in ye office by me 
Cap' John seaman from Mathyas nickolls : Sec"" 

m'' Robart Jackson hemsted 

m"" henry townsend ffrom 

Cap* Thomas townsend oyster baye 

{p. 80 Old ^)— oyster Baye the 11'^ of ffebrewary 1677 
This Record wittneseth that wheareas Aron ffurman senior of 
oyster baye bought A sartin trackt of land of John davis upon 
matenecoke as by deed entred in page 73 witneseth. know All 
men by these presants that I Aron ffurman doe by these presants 
Resine over my holle Right and intrest on the Afore menshoned 
lands to John Davis againe ffrom me my Ayres or Asings for- 
ever to him ye said John davis his Ayres or Asings ffor ever 
haveing Reseved ffull satisfacktion ffor it, to my Content as witt- 
nes Aron (A) ffurman 

This Writing bearing date this 17'*' day of March 1676/77 
Witneseth that I Thomas Nickols of Newport one Rode Iseland 
have sould an Indian Lad unto Jobe Wright of Oyster Bay in 



108 Book A 

ye duke of Yorke hiss Collony to him and his, from me and mine, 
for & in Consideration all ready In hand Witnes my hand ye 
day & yeare above said 

Witnes The marke of 

John Spenser Thomas X Nicols 

Joseph Amory 

Know all men by these p''sents yt I Hugh Persons of Ports- 
mouth in ye Colony of Rhode Island & providence plentations 
doe owe & am indebtted unt Josiah England of Dartmouth in 
ye Colony of New Plimouth in New England in ye true & Just 
Sum of Twenty pounds starling to be paid to him his heires, 
Executors adminstr*^ or assigns to w'^'* Said payment well & 
truly to be made I bind me my heires Executs Administt" firmly 
by these presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand & scale the Seventeenth day of May one Thousand six 
hundred seventy and five 

The Condition of this obligation is such yt if ye heires Exe- 
cute or administrators of ye above bound Hugh Parson shall 
w^'^in one yeare after yr decease of him ye Sd Hugh Parsons shall 
well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto Susanna England the 
wife of ye Sd Josiah England or her heires ye true & Just Sum 
of eight pounds in currant pay of ye Sd Colony aforesd, & shall 
also w*Mn ye time above Limitted pay or cause to be paid. Unto 
Elizabeth Doughty ye Wife of Isaac Daughty of Oyster Bay 
in Long Island or unto her heires the true and Just som of Eight 
pounds in currant pay of the said Colony then this present obli- 
gation to be void or else — {p. 81 Old A) — to remaine in full force 
in the Law 

Signed Sealed & dehvered Hugh Parsons 

in presence of 
Henry (B) Brightman 

his mark 
William Hall 
Richard Bayly 

Know all men by these presents that I Richard Harcut of 
Oyster Bay in ye North riding of New Yorksheere in Long 
Island have barganed & Sould to George Denis of the Said Towne 
& place, one share of Myddow lying and bounded by a Lane by 
George Denis his House lott on ye South end, & on the East by 
a share of Middow of Benjamin Hubarts & on the North end by 
a ditch neare to ye salt wather and on the west side by a share of 
Middow of Joseph Ludlams, I say I have sold unto ye said 
George Denis for the Consideration in hand alredy received and 
doe hereby Confirme unto the said George Denis his heires Ad- 
minist" or Assignes for ever To have and to hold as his and 
theire proper rights for ever ; from all lets or Molestations what- 



Book A 109 

soever from me my heires Exect" Administ" or Assignes or by 

any person or persons by through or under me As Witness my 

hand and seale this Seventh day of March One thousand Six 

hundred seventy seven eight 

Testes Richard Harcutt 

John PoUord 

Thomas Webb : Clarke 

September the second 1678 

Then given & granted to James Cocke of Mattinacock, that 
fiatt of Creake thatch Lying from fTormans Marke tree Lying 
betw^ene ye two Cricks Norward to ye great middow till further 
Order 
Testes Thomas Webb 

(p. 82 Old A) — Att a Towne Meeting held ye 4^^ of September 
1678 

Then granted & given to Abraham Ailing Blacksmith for his 
Incuragement of setting up & following his Trade amongst us in 
the Towne for ye supplying of ye Inhabitants withall such tolles 
and Nesessaries needfull, According to his Capassitie, A Cer- 
taine peece of Land formerly layd out to Jobe Wright, on ye west 
side of ye Myll River, And as much more Joyning to itt by ye 
hill sides, As ye Surveyors shall se Conveynient for him : for to 
build upon, And also a privilage in ye towne Comons for grasing 
& timber with ye rest of ye Inhabitants & Liberty to take up 
Twenty Acers of wood land any where in ye Comons Nott all 
redie Laid out Nor any wayes preiudising of hyhe wayes, further 
he is hereby Iniaged, To build & fence his said Lott within A 
twelvemonth and A day or else all previliges above said granted 
is to returne to the towne againe and he is to Loose his Claime, 
or any right therein forever, Butt If ye said Abraham Alleng 
shall within A twelvemonth & A day, build upon ye Abovesaid 
Lott, & fence itt in according to ye order of ye towne then whatt 
is Granted & given him as Abovesaid Is to be his proper right 
& interest to him & his heires for Ever 

^ me Thomas Webb Clarke 

Bee itt knowne unto all men by theise p''sents yt I Joseph Sut- 
ton of Hemsteed In Yorkshire, for good Consideration moveing 
me thereunto have sould unto Nathaniell Cols of Oysterbay of 
Long Island In Yorkshire, my house & Land w*^^ I now poses, 
in Oysterbay I the Abovesaid Joseph Sutton, haveing received 
full satisfaction In hand all redie, from ye abovesaid Nathaniell 
Coles, Doe sell and Sett over all my right tytle & Interest, of my 
house & Lands & all previliges thereunto, belonging from me 
my heires and assignes for ever, to him the said Nathaniell Coles 
his heires and assignes for ever. To Inioy peacibly without lett 



110 Book A 

or Molestation And I doe also Ingage my selfe my heires & 
assignes to defend ye abovesaid Nathanill Coles, his heires & 
assignes for ever from any person or persons whatsoever Lay- 
ing Claime; unto the abovesaid house, or any, of ye Lands or 
appurtenances thereunto — (p. 83 Old A) — thereunto belonging 
& for ye due & true performance thereof I have sett to my hand 
& scale this 18*^ of May in ye yeare of our Lord 1665 & In ye 
Seventeenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King 
Charles ye Second, vi^ith the consent of my Wife I doe heere 
Subscribe & sett to my hand & scale 

Signed sealed & delevered Joseph Sutton 

in ye p''sents of us 
John Underbill 
Matthias Harvye. ^ me Thomas Webb 

September the SO'i^ 1678 

Know all men by these p''sents that I Nathaniell Coles of Oys- 
terbay doe by these p^^sents sell & make over unto John Townsend 
of Lusum all yt my home Lott lying in Oysterbay formerly in 
ye possession of Joseph Sutton as his deede of Sale will spacifie, 
unto ye said John Townsend & his heires for ever To have & 
to hold the said home Lott as theire owne proper right, from 
the said Nathaniell Coles & his heires or any other person what- 
soever that shall Lay Claime thereto Comons, & other priviliges 
thereunto belonging Excepted, As Witnes my hand 
In the p''sents of Nathaneall Coles 

Samuell Andras 
Rob : Coles 
Thomas Webb: Clarke 

September ye 30*** 1678 

These p''sents witneseth yt I Nathanell Coles of Oysterbay 
have sould unto my Brother Daniell Coles of Musketow Cove 
the one halfe of ye priviliges belonging to ye home Lott formerly 
in ye possession of Joseph Sutton Unto ye said Daniell Coles & 
his heires for ever, from me & my heires for ever, & doe Ack- 
nowledg to have received full satisfaction from ye said Daniell 
Coles As witnes my hand 

In ye p''sents of us Nathanell Coles 

Thomas Webb 
John Townsend 

{p. 84 Old A) — This Instrument of Writting declares An Ex- 
change of Lands Made betwene John Townsend Sey*^ of Lusum 
& Robart Coles, of Musketow Cove ye said Robart Coles, Doth 
make over to the said John Townsend, Twenty Acers of Land 
Lying & being in Lusum, to him, & his heires or Assignes for 
ever, In Lue thereof ye said John Townsend, doth make & 



Book A 111 

passe over, to ye said Robart Coles Thirty Acers of Lands lying 
& Joyning to the Line of Devision, As the Record makes mention 
to be the said Robart Coles his heires and Assignes for Ever 
And this Is our reall acte In Oysterbay this 29'*^ 7''" 1678 
Segned & delivered John Townsend 

in the p''sents of Rob : Coles 

Matthyas Harvye 
Thomas Webb 

Bee itt Knowne to all men by these p^^sents That I Thomas 
Hickes dwelling on Cornbery Neck on Long Iseland in the North 
riding of Newyorkshiere, Doth by these p''sents owne that I 
have solde, bargoned & Allienated from Me My heires Execu- 
tors Administrators or assignes A whole ALottment of Land 
Lying & being on Madnans Neck in the County Aforesaid Unto 
John Robbinson & John Mychell booth of Oysterbay in ye Coun- 
ty aforesaid for and In Consideration of A Valluable som Al- 
ready received by me ye Abovesaid Thomas Hickes, withall pre- 
viliges or Appurtinances Rights or proffits Comodities or Im- 
munities that Now or ever hereafter shall belong unto ye Above- 
said Land of this said ALottment of Land Lieing in Number 
thirtie five & one, As itt was Laide out by ye serveyors Soe Ap- 
poynted unto M*" John Hickes of Hemsteed I the above said 
Thomas Hickes by these p''sents, saith, I have sold as abovesaid, 
unto ye Abovesaid John Robbinson, & John Michell to have & 
to holde the said Land with All the priviliges abovesaid with 
Warrentie against any person or persons whatsoever directly or 
Indirectly Lyinge any Claime thereunto and thereby uphold ye 
premises to be firme, and Athentick According to Law And to 
ye premises Above said I the Abovesaid Thomas Hickes doth 
sett my hand and seale this 22"' Day of January in the — {p. 85 
Old A) — 29'^ yeare of his Matt: Raigne And in the: yeare of 
our Lord god 1677 

Thomas Hicks 
Witnes Joseph Sutton 
William [ ] 

October the third 1678 

This writing testifies yt I John Mytchell of Oyster Bay doe 
by these p''sents Asigne make over & sell unto John Robinson of 
ye said Towne all this my right tytle Claime or demand of ye 
within Mentioned writing or bill of sale made & delivered unto 
us by Justis Thomas Hickes for worke done, One Neck of Land 
I the saide John Mytchell doe assigne & sell as afore said, unto 
the said John Robinson & his heires for ever, from me ye said 
John Mytchell & my heires for ever & from all other person 
or persons, that shall make claime, thereunto, by me the said 
John Mytchell. As witnes my hand 



112 Book A 

Delivered in ye p'"sents of us John Mitchell 

Ephram Carpenter 
The marke of 
Aron (A) ffirman 
Thomas Webb Clarke 

October ye Z^ 1678 

James Lloyde pay unto Hester Demee att New Yorke twenty 
two yards of good Duffels & itt shall be a full discharge for 
ffencing ditching & Court Charges & all other charges that have 
beene upon a Lott of Meadow lying in ye towne of Oysterbay 
which was Ordered to me by a Court order in 1674 w^^ formerly 
did belong to Latimer Sampson & Thomas Hart: his rec* shall 
be your discharge from 

witnes Nickolas Simkins 

Matthias Harvie 
Thomas Webb: Clarke 

{p. 86 Old ^)— October ye 9*'^ 1678 

Then received by order from Nicholas Simkms, 22 yards of 
good Duffels : from m*" James Lloyde in A full discharge of all 
Accompts betwixt them, I say received for ye use of Nicholas 
Simkins by me Hester Demee 

Thomas Webb: Clarke 

Oyster Bay ye seventeenth day of December 1678 
This Instrument of writing witnesseth, yt we ye Indion pro- 
prietors of A Certaine track of Land Comenly called and knowne 
by the Name of Matenecocke within ye bounds & previliges of 
Oysterbay doe by these presents frely give & make over, unto 
Nicholas Simkins of Muscedacove A Certaine Neck of Upland 
Comenly called ye ffurthermost Little Iseland liing west and next 
Adioyning to ye Neck of land or Little Iseland so Called which 
we gave formerly to Robert Williams, upon Matenecocke, We 
say we doe upon divers good Considerations Joyntly and freely, 
give & make over unto ye Above said Nicholas Simkins, the 
Above mentioned Necke of Land Called & Knowne by ye Name 
Above Expressed, unto the Above said Nicholas Simkins, his 
heires executors Administrators or Assignes to poses and Inioy 
for ever, from us our heires Executors Administrators or Asignes 
for ever. As his or theire Owne proper Right title & Interest, 
free from any further Claim hinderance or molestation from 
us or any from by or under us. And further Ingage to defend 
ye said Nicholas his heires or Asignes against All Claimes or 
pretences, to ye above said Neck of Land for ever As witnes Our 
hands & scales in Oysterbay The day & yeare above written and 
In presents, of us, It is to be understood the Meddow Land & 



Book A 113 

Crick thach about ye said Iseland or Neck of Land we doe ex- 
cept, It being alreadie disposed As by our deede may appeare 
Testes Arumpos his X Marke 

Thomas Townsend Suscanemon his X Marke 

Job Wright Sehor his X Marke 

%? me Thomas Webb Clarke 

(p. 87 Old r^)— Oyster Bay ye 30*^ of June ye yeare 1675 
This Instrument of writing declareth to all persons to whome 
it may any wayes Conserne, yt I Nicholas Wright of Oyster 
Bay in ye North Riding of yorksheere in Long Island, upon 
Good Considerations moveing me therunto, have Bargoned 
Sould and delivered unto my Sonn John Wright of ye Saide 
town and riding, A Certaine home Lot of Land being five Acers 
or thereabouts, which, Lott of Land I bought of W^illiam Croker 
which Sd Lott is bounded on ye North side with a High way yt 
is betwene ye Sd Lott & Gideon Wrights home Lott, And ye 
east end bounded with ye street & ye Southside with a peece of 
ground of William Bucklers yt his house now stands on, I say I 
have sould ye Above said home Lott yt I bought of William 
Croker from me my heires executors Administrators & Assignes, 
Unto my said sonn John Wright to him his heires Executors 
Administrators or Assignes for ever. To have & to hold as his 
or theire owne proper tytle & Interest, free from any Lett hind- 
eranse or Molestation from me, or any from by or under me, 
haveing received full satisfaction for ye premises above mensoned 
Reserving ye right of Comons yt did belong to ye Sd home Lott 
to my owne disposing, and to ye true performance of this my 
deede of sale I have here Unto Sett my hand & in Oysterbay 
ye day & date above written and In ye 27**^ yeare of ye Raigne 
of King Charles ye Second 

Signed and delivered In p^'sents of Nicholas Wright 

Matthyas Harvie 
Thomas Townsend 

fifebruary ye 10*'^ 1678 

Att a towne meeting held in Oysterbay Itt was Unanimusly 
agreed by ye Inhabytants of ye Sd towne & ye Villaies thereto 
belonging, to send foure men to make purchase of all ye Lands 
within our Patten granted to this Towne ; if nott all, as much as 
ye Indion proprietors will make sale of att present, & to mak 
theire report, to ye Neighberhood when so done. 
The names of ye men Chosen are 

Justis Townsend 

John Townsend s"" att farmes 

John Underbill 

Joseph Carpenter 



114 Book A 

(p. 88 Old ^)— ffebruary the 12*^ 1678 

Then Lay'd out to Jobe Wright twelve Acers of Land more or 
lesse lying on ye west side of ye Mill River Swampe rainging as 
fifolloweth first we Leaveing A high way betwene James Town- 
sends Land and Jobs of 5 rod wide and then beginnig by ye 
Swamp running westwardly, by ye said highway forty foure polls 
then running Southward over ye hills sixty poles to A fflatt 
rock on a brow of ye hill thence Rainging Easterly twenty foure 
poUe to ye foresd Swamp 

Layd out by us Justis Townsend 

Nathaneell Coles 

Then Layd out by Abraham Ailing A lott of Land, Neare ye 
Myll Streeme on ye west side of ye high way Itt rainging from 
ye Corner stake, parting the two high wayes twenty polls, by the 
way towards the Beach & from ye foresaid stake up ye hill 
by ye other high way. Thirty one poles thence under Northwardly 
twenty poles Itt Contayning within foure Aceres more or Lesse. 

fifebruary the 14*^ 1678 

Then Laid out to John Rogers neare unto huckelbury poynt 
thirteene Acers of Land Joyning to his Twelve Acers formerly 
Laid out lying upon ye south side of, itt Rainging by ye harbor- 
side by ye high way, itt being three rods wide, forty eight rods 
rainging up ye hill West ward forty Rods. 

Then Laid out to John Rogers & James Bleving two Acres of 
Swamp betwene ye two hills, beyond ye Clifft so called being 
13 rod wide by ye Beach, as staked out, & thirty rod in Length 
up ye Swamp marked with A small white Aacke, on ye East side 
& A small Ash on ye west side 

Then Laid out to John Dickenson Eyght Acers of Land upon 
ye clifft hill so caled, itt Joyning to John Rogers swamp on the 
North side & henry Townesend ju"" on ye south side and butting 
to ye Clifft on ye East end & taking halfe an Acer of swamp to 
It, Joyning to John Rogers at ye West end more or Lesse 

(this land laid out to John dickinson layd downe to ye Coman 
by his ordar) (made voyde by order 1682) 

Oysterbay this tenth day of ffebruary 1678 

This Instrument of writing wittnesseth to all persons whome 
itt may any waise Concerne yt I John Rogers, Now An Inhabi- 
tant in Oysterbay within ye North Riding of Yorksheere In 
Long Iseland doe upon good Considerations Moveing me here- 
unto, Bargain Sell allienate & Make over A Certaine Track or 
percell of up Land contayning in quantity foure Acers more or 
less which I bought of John — (p. 89 Old A) — Townsend of 
Oysterbay itt liing and being neare or Joyning to ye west End of 
ye aforesaid John Townsends ffeild by ye three Runns so Called, 
and halfe a privilidg or Right of Comons within ye towne bounds, 



Book A 115 

of Oysterbay, I have sould unto James Bleving now residing in 
Oysterbay the Above Menconed track of upland As I bought itt 
of John Townsend with ye half right of Comons ffrom me my 
heires Executors Administrators or Assignes for ever, to ye 
Above menconed James Bleving, to him his heires Executors Ad- 
minisf® or Assignes for ever, To have and to hould as theire 
own proper right tytle & Interest & from Any from by or under 
me for Ever, Ingaging to give ye Sd James Bleving possession 
of ye Above said premises Accordin to Law haveing Received 
in hand full satisfaction for ye same, As witnes my hand & 
scale in Oysterbay, this 10 day of ffebruary 1678 and in ye one 
& thirtyeth yeare of ye Reigne of Charles ye Second, King of 
great brittan ff ranee and Ireland &c: 

Sealled & delivered John (R) Rogers 

in ye p''sents of his marke 

Thomas Townsend 
John Wright 
Thomas Gatchell 

flFebruary the 12*^ 1678 

Then Laid out to James Bleving six Acres of Land upon ye 
hill Joyning to ye foure Acers he bought of John Rogers ye 
North west bounder upon the hill Is bounded with a rock, from 
thence Southward 40 rod to a A white Oake, tree, standing in 
A round valley, from thence he is to range Easterly by John 
Townsends Lands downe to ye swamp Leaveing no high way 
except he shall se cause, the North Line is to joyne henry Town- 
send att ye swamp side. And then to range upon A stright Line 
to ye said Rock. 

This abovesd Six Acres of Land John Townsend having 
bought, it has thought good to returne it to ye Town againe and 
in Liew thereof hath taken up Six Acres of Land on ye Cleft 
Hill: 

Laid out to James Bleving 13 Acers Joyning to John Rogers 
on ye south side ranging south by the high way forty Eight rod 
and ranging up the hill westerly forty rod to A white Oak tree 
thence Northwardly to John Rogers southwest bounder 

Laid out by Cap* Townsend 
Nat: Coles 

{p. 90 Old ^)— Oysterbay the 18''' day of ffebruary 1678 
This Instrument of writing witneseth to All persons to whome 
Itt may any wayes, Concerne yt I Joseph Croker Now An Inhabi- 
tant in Oysterbay within ye North Riding of YorkSheere upon 
Long Iseland husbandman, upon good Considerations moveing 
hereunto have by these presents Bargoned & sould & delivered, 
unto Thomas Gitchell tayler Now Residing in Oysterbay My 



116 Book A 

home Lott lying & being Neare ye head of ye Coave, so Called, 
and Joyning, to ye East side of Aron fformans Juniors home 
Lott As ye town Record of Oysterbay will make Appeare, & 
also All my Right and privilidges granted to me to ye Abovesaid 
Lott, I have sould to ye xA.bovesaid Thomas Gitchell from me 
my heires Executors Administrators or Assignes, to him his 
heires Executors Adminisf^ or Assignes, for ever, all my above- 
said Lott & previliges, whatsoever thereunto belonging As by my 
grant may Appear, To have & to hould as his or there owne 
proper right title and Interest, forever, free from Any further 
lett hinderance or Molestation, from me or any from by or under 
me, & will maintayne him & them In his or their peasable pos- 
sestion, of ye Above Menconed premises Against any Just Clayme 
or pretenc whatsoever. Having received ffull Satisfaction, of ye 
Abovesaid Thomas Gitchell for every part and percell thereof, 
to my full Content, As witnes my hand and scale, in Oysterbay, 
the day & date Above written and In the One & thirtith yeare 
of ye Reigne of our Soveraigne King Charles the second, King 
of Great brittaine ffrance and Ireland, 

Sealed and delivered Joseph (J) Croker 

In ye p''sens of his mark 

John: (R) Rogers 

his marke 
Adam Wright 
Thomas Townsend 

(p. 91 Nezv ^)— In ye Year 1674 

Then Laid Out by Henry Townsend Sen]'" and Gideon Wright, 
fifty Two Acres of upland Equily to be Divided between George. 
Dennis and Adam wright with Twelve Acres, more Lying in the 
Same plott which Antony Wright Gave to his Nephew Adam 
wright which Said Land Lyeth near to ye plains with ye South- 
end joyning near to Robert williams Line and So rainging to ye 
South west Corner to a Chestnut tree to ye Northwest Comer 
to a Chestnut tree and to ye Northeast Corner to a Chestnut tree 
and to ye Southeast Comer to a black oak Lying between two 
old paths ye one of them going to ye South of ye plains Recorded 
ye 27"' day of february 1678 

by me Thomas Webb, Clarke 

Febmary the 21*^ 1678 

An agreement made Betwixt Nathan Birdsell and Christopher 
Hauxhurst and Samuel and Joseph weekes and Mathew pryer 
and William Hudson and william frost about ye devision of 
their meadow and it is Concluded upon that Nathan Birdsall 
Mathew pryer and Christopher Hauxhurst Samuel and Joseph 
weekes Should have ye Great Meadow and half ye Little Mea- 



Book A 117 

dow and william frost william Hudson and Lewis Morris is to 
have ye other half of ye Little meadow and ye Common meadow 
Lying about ye Island Creeks Lying Westward of ye Great 
Meadow and it is Concluded yt ye Meadows Lying on ye East 
Side of ye Creek that Comes up to ye Cedars from a pond Lying 
over against ye poynt of Trees upon ye Little Meadow yt ye 
Meadow Eastward from that pond Shall Ly Common tell we 
See cause to Dispose of it otherways 

Joseph weekes 
William Frost 
William (H) Hudson 

his mark 
Nathan Birdsall 
John Pryer 
Recorded ^ me 

Thomas Webb : Clarke 

{p. 92 Nezv A) — Killingworth within ye Township of Oyster- 
bay may ye fifth 1679 

Whereas we whose names are under written being Legually 
and Joyntly Chosen by John Coles and william frost of ye above 
Said place as arbitrators to here Examin and determin all differ- 
ance Between them as to Settle their bounds of their Lands and 
Trespases and all other Injeyres as by their bond may appear. 
Know all men whome this may any ways Concern that we having 
Vewed the Difference as to their bounds of their Lands Do order 
and agree yt ye Division of their bounds Shall begin at ye North- 
east Corner between them by a Steck pitched Down by us Raing- 
ing South as marked out by ye Surveyors and renued by us In 
presence of will Hudson and James Cock Two of their neigh- 
bourhood which is to remain their Division of their Lands be- 
tween them as to Title of their Lands which they now possess 
forever Secondly as to ye Improved Land w'='> John Coles Doth 
now possess within his fence falling within Will : frosts Line 
we do agree and order that John Coles Shall peaceably possess 
and Injoye it & Improve it if he see cause untell ye first Day 
of march next Ensuing ye Date above written and then he is to 
deliver it up unto Will : frost or his Order will : frost paying 
at ye Delivery of ye aforesd Land to John Coles forty Shillings 
in Marchants pay and whereas it was made appear to us yt Will : 
frost did Tresspass upon John Coles by Throwing Down his 
fence Contrary to Law to his Damage which Did Occasion as 
we do finde this Trouble and Charge we do agree and Award 
that Will: frost Shall make present Satisfaction to John Coles 
one pound fifteen Shillings being ye Charges accationed hereby 
and Either of them that Doth not fullfill Every artacule herein 
Inserted Shall forfit ye whole Bond ye Sd John Coles hath 
Liberty to Take oflP his house and apletrees and fence of from ye 



118 Book A 

Sd Land if he See cause without Hinderance or Molestation to 
which we Subscribe our hands Day and Date above written 
Record by me Thomas Townsend 

Thomas Webb : Joseph Carpenter 

this award was fully answered to John Coles 

may ye 20**^ 1680 witness 
Tho: Townsend 
Caleb wright 

(p. 93 Old ^)— July ye IQ**^ 1679 Then granted & given by the 
Towne A home Lot of foure Acers unto John fTrost where he 
did see cause to pitch upon not Already taken up or preiuditiall 
to highwayes with free priviliges of timber & grasing, as other 
perticuler rights, have within ye towne Comons & Liberty to 
take up Tenn Acers of woode Land to his home lott, Any where 
in ye Comons not yett laid out or prieuditiall to highwayes, And 
no more without the townes Consent, he makeing Improvement 
thereof According to the Order of the towne in such Cases pro- 
vided, Otherwise to fall to ye Towne Againe 
^ me Thomas Webb 

July the 21*'' 1679 Then laid out by us under neath Subschribed 
by order of ye towne A home Lott Att ye Easte end of ye towne 
neare the Coave so called, begining at A young white Oake, as 
by us Marked, on ye south side of ye highway that goes to 
Huntington & fronting against Thomas Youngs his home Lott, 
by the said highway and rainging from ye said white oake, south- 
ward 28 rod to A Create Chesnutt tree Marked, & from ye above- 
said whiteoake first bounder raingeing Easterly by the highway 
22 rods to A stake pitched downe by us, and from thence south- 
ward 28 rod as ye first Line up the hill, Conteyneing within the 
said bounds foure Acers More or lesse by us Layd out, witnes 
our hands 

Recorded by me Thomas Townsend 

Thomas Webb Nat Colls 

(p. 94 Old A) — Theise presents declareth unto All whomesoever 
It doth Conceme that I Robart Williams of Lusom Neare Oys- 
terbay on Long Iseland in America in ye North Riding, for good 
Considerations moveing me hereunto, have sould & by these 
presents doe Confirme ye sale of Twenty Acers of woodland and 
Twenty Acers of playnes Land for Mowing With free Comonage 
& also Timber & wood as Neede requires as on my plains or 
woodland which now are mine Excepting fenced feeldes butt 
not to bring in heards of other mens Cattell to appres my Comon 
Unto Henry Townsend Sin"" of Oysterbay In the Iseland Riding 
aforesaid, & he ye said Henry Townsend Is to have his Twenty 
Acres of wood Land att ye Southwest Corner of ye Swamp 



Book A 119 

knowne by ye name of ye round Swamp there was an old Cartway 
yt went betwene hemsteed & Oysterbay on the est side of ye 
said Swamp about ye middle of the said Swamp on ye west 
side is ye fixed bound marke betwene the Towne of Oysterbay 
Lands & Robart Williams Land And ye twenty acres of wood 
Land that is to begin at ye foresaid bounder by ye said Swamp 
on the west side & to Joyne to ye Line of devition westward 
betwene my Land & ye towne of Oysterbay land, And againe 
to begine att ye said fixt bound marke & Runn from thence south- 
ward by A great Chesnutt tree about three poales from the 
Swamp A Little tree Is marked Joyning to ye great tree so far 
as will reach Twenty Acres on A square, And he is to have ye 
twenty Acers of planes on or about the South or Southeast of 
ye path yt goes from my house to my great hollow, And to have 
highways as may be most Convenient to ye plaines, And other- 
wayes I say I have sould & received full satiafaction for ye said 
Lands & priviliges. And therefor by these presents doe Con- 
firme & deliver In present possession All my Right tytle & enter- 
est of all ye foresaid Lands & prvilygs above mentioned from 
me my heires Executors Administraf® and Assignes Unto him 
the said Henry Townsend his heires Executors Administrators & 
Assignes To have and — {p. 95 Old A) — to hold as his or there 
owne proper right tytle and Interest As really & Substantialy 
as ever Itt was Mine And ye Land shall be Laide out when ye 
Said Henry Or his desires Itt And to ye performance of ye 
Abovesaid I bind me my heires & Sucsesors As witnes my hand 
& seal Itt is to Understood yt the Above menconed Comoning Is 
for ye Abovesaid Henry Townsend owne Cattle his heires Exe- 
cutors Administrators & Assignes for ever Signed, sealed & 
delivered In the presents of & In ye yeare & mounth of July ye 
2ph 1679 

Joseph Dickenson Robart Williams O 

Job Wright 

Land laide out for Henry Townesend Sign"" of Oysterbay by 
Matthias Har\'ie & Samuell Andras Surveiors. the Land is so 
much as was Laid out for twenty Acers. Allthough neere About 
thirty Acers was Laid out for Itt, by reason of ye barrinnes of 
some of ye Land, Itt Joynes to ye West side & to ye north side 
of ye round Swamp Neare ye plaines And begins att ye bounds 
marke on ye west side of ye said swamp betwene the Towne of 
Oysterbay Lands & Robart Williams his Land, & lies on ye 
North side of ye Lyne of Divition yt runse Westward from ye 
said bound marke to ye East side of ye hill. 

Recorded by me Thomas Webb Clarke 

Know all men by these p'"sents beareing Date October ye twenty 
fourth one thousand six hundred seventy & Nine yt I Hope Wash- 



120 Book A 

born of Stratford in ye County of ffeirfeild in ye Colony of 
Conitycutt, In New England doe give grant and bequeath Unto 
my well beloved Cosen John Williams of Long Iseland liveing att 
Lusim all my right title & Interest in Hemsteed Common Mid- 
dow Eastward of ye towne : yt is all yt Comonage belonging to 
yt Liveing yt I the said hope sould unto John Scott which Com- 
onage was reserved & nott sould unto ye abovesaid Scott. I the 
said hope Doe by these presents fully ffreely & Absolutly give 
grant & confirme unto the abovesaid Williams to him & his heires 
for ever; to have and to hould use & enioy with every part & 
parsell thereof together with all ye profits & p''vilidges thereto 
arising or any wayes thereunto appertaineing from the day of ye 
Daye of these presents for ever: wthout any eviction Incomber- 
ance or trouble from me — (p. 96 Old A) — me my heires for ever 
or from any person or persons under me & warrintg hereby yt 
I have good & Lawfull right to & in ye abovesaid Midoe & yt 
it is free & Cleare of & from all former sales Mortagages & 
alianations whatsoever: hereby giving full power to ye abovesd 
John Williams to Record or Cause to be Recorded the said Mea- 
dow sould unto himself e in ye towne or Countrey Records : ffor 
Confirmation of all which I have to these presents putt my hand 
and scale the Day & Date above written 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Hope (H) Washborn 

in p''sents of us. his marke 

Joseph Curtiss Recorder 
David Jenkins: Will: Curtiss Comi""" 

In ye 31*'' yeare of the 

Reigne of our King 

Oysterbay ye 23*'' of Desember 1678 

This record or writing witneseth yt whereas ye Court of Ses- 
sions did Apoynt & Authorise Joseph Carpenter & Rob : Coles 
to devide equallie ye Lotts of Aron fiforman & Moses fforman 
According to ye Gifft fformerly made to Moses fforman by his 
father Rob : fforman deaseased, Witneseth yt ye Devition of the 
Lotts According to ye Determination of ye said Joseph & Rob: 
Is Alowed of & shall stand good betwene them as ye equal 
Devition of ye two abovesd Lotts for ever; without any further 
suite hinderanc or molestation betwene Aron fforman his heires 
or Asignes or Moses fforman his heires or Asignes for ever; 
And whereas Aron hath built a new bame upon Moses Lott as 
doth Apeare by ye line of divition ye Sd Aron hath liberty hereby 
to remove of ye said barne betwene this day & ye last of Aprill 
next Insuing ye date hereof upon his owne ground without hind- 
erance or further trouble, & to pay satisfie & Cleare all ye Just 
Charges Accationed in ye prosecution in this sute, at ye Last 
Court of Sessions upon ye settlement or divition of these two Sd 
Lots managed & prosecuted by John Rogers for & in ye behalfe 



Book A 121 

of Moses his wife & Children and further it is to be understood 
that it is fully agreed yt If the Sd Aron cannot with conveniancy 
remove his barne by ye time perfixt & Moses fiforman his heires 
or Asignes hath A desire ye Sd barne should stand where itt now 
stands for his or theire use. yt then ye Sd Moses his heires Or — 
{p. 97 Old A) — Asignes shall pay for ye Sd barne as two honest 
men shall Judge itt being mutually chosen betwene then to be 
worth & as for ye fence yt Aron hath set up Upon his own 
Charge betwene ye two Lotts he hath liberty to remove but If 
Moses fforman hath A desire his heires or Asignes or John 
Rogers Now Concerned with ye Sd Moses Lands hath A desire 
to have part of ye Sd fence, to fence ye part or proportion be- 
twene ye said two lotts according to their fathers gift or deter- 
mination herein yt then ye Sd Moses his heires or Assignes or any 
man Consernd in ye Sd Lands of Moses shall satisfie for ye said 
part of fence, As two men mutually Chosen betwene them shall 
Judge to which Agrement they have hereunto subscribed their 
hands in Oysterbay this 23**^ of December 1678 
Testes Aron (A) fforman 

Thomas Townsend his Mark 

John Wright John (R) Rogers 

his mark 
Recorded by me Thomas Webb 

November the 22'^' 1679 

Att a Towne meeting then and there sould to Nathan Birdsall 
foure Lotts in hogg Iseland which was Condem'd by Law, and 
sould by M"" Samuell Shrimptons Atturney ye said foure Lotts 
above Expresed unto ye party abovesaid att An Out Crie, with 
all ye rights & previliges there unto belonging, excepting one 
small Lott Comonly Called the Ox pasture & ye Middow thereto 
belonging in Hogg Iseland 

Recorded by me Thomas Webb Clarke 

(p. 98 Old ^)— Oysterbay the 13*^ of Janewary 1679 
Then Laid out to John ffrost A certaine tracktt of woodland 
lying neare unto ye Line of Devition betwene Robart Williams 
& the Towne, Begining att A white Oake Neare a hollow Com- 
only Called ffrosts hollow thence rainging sixty poles south- 
wardly to a Chesnut tree Marked, thence rainging twenty Nine 
poll westwardly to A small red Oake tree Marked, thence raing- 
ing sixty polle Northwardly to A white Oake tree Marked, thence 
Eastwardly twenty Nine polle to ye first bounder Contayning 
within ye above said bounds tenn Acers of Land more or Lesse 
which was granted by ye towne to John ffrost And Layd out by 
us As witnes our hands. 

Recorded ^ me The: Townsend 

Thomas Webb Clarke Nathaniell Colles 



122 Book A 

This present writing declareth unto all whome itt may any 
wayes conserne that I Georg Coppen living att Nessaquauge doe 
owne & acknowledge my selfe to be indebted unto Robart God- 
fry of Littleworth in ye presincts of Oysterbay the full & Just 
some of three pounds tenn shillings and for ye satisfaction of 
the debt & ye security of ye mony I doe frely make over unto 
Robart Godfry my Mouse Colored horse marked with a Crop 
on the Neare eare which I bought of George Atkins & if ye said 
Georg Coppen shall satisfy Robart Godfry ye debt due unto 
him within A twelvemonth after ye date here of then the horse 
is to be delivered to George Coppen againe & if in case the 
horse should chance to die within ye twelve month then ye said 
George Coppen is to stand to ye Losse of his horse & Robart 
Godfry to loose his money And further this is to be taken Notis 
of yt I George Coppen doe freely give & grant unto Robart God- 
fry my black lame horse with A white star in his forhead with 
a white foote on his neare leg behind I doe frely give to him 
forever As Witnes my hand in Little worth this 6*^ day of ffeb- 
ruary in the yeare of our Lord 1679/80 

In ye presence of George Coppen 

Jacob Brokinge 

Recorded ^ me Thomas Webb 

(p. 99 Old A) — I Thomas Townsend doe hereby owne and 
Acknoledg to have sould and delevered unto Richard harcutt, 
A sartin share of medow, lying on the northside of ye Cove so 
called, which was formerly Athony gills, and sould by him, to my 
Brother John Townsend, and from my said Brother transported 
over to me by deede, by vertue of which title I doe hereby Con- 
firme ye Above said share of medow, unto Richard harcutt his 
haires Exsexetors Administrators or Asidgnes for ever to have 
and to hold As his or there owne proper Right titlle and intrest, 
from me my haires Exsexetors Administrators or Asidgnes for 
ever. As firmly to All intents and purposes As Could be expresed 
by Any deede of sale whatsumever As witnes my hand and seale 
in oyster Baye this lO*** daye of febrewary in ye yeare 1679 
Testes Thomas Townsend O 

Thomas Webb I haveing reseved full sates facktion of 

richard harcutt for ye Abovesaide medow 
as witnes my hand Tho : Townsend 

January the IZ^i* 1679 

Know all men by these presents that I Ephraim Carpenter my 
heires Executors Administrators and assignes, have sould unto 
Thomas Weeks of Oysterbay all yt my right tytle & Interrest 
of Lands on Unqua Neck for ye Consideration of two shilling 
six pence to be paid out of ye said Ephrams Towne Rate then 
Levied, I say I have sould unto ye abovesaid Thomas Weeks his 



Book A 123 

heires Executors Admi^'^ & Assignes for Ever To have & to 
Hold As there ovvne proper right for Ever, Ordered by ye Sd 
Ephraim to be Recorded. In the p''sents of 
Nathaniell Colls Caleb Wright 

Moses Mudge, and Thomas Webb : Clarke 

{p. 100 Old ^)— Janewary the fifowretenth 1679 
Know all men by these presents whome it may any Wayes 
Concerne that I Richard Harcott of Oysterbay In the North rid- 
ing of New Yorksheere Doe freely give unto my Sonn Daniell 
Harcot A house which I bought of Jonas Halsteed with ye yard 
& Orchard within fence as Itt now stands Excepting halfe ye 
old fruit trees w'^'^ I reserve to myselfe to dispose on, As also 
I give to my aforesd sonn A whole right of Comonage which I 
bought of Jonas Halsteed & also I give him five Acers & a halfe 
of Land lying upon the East side of ye swamp comonly Called 
ye Coave Swamp Lying neare ye going over to ye Coave Neck, 
Also I give him A share of Myddow Lying upon ye East side 
of ye Coave Neck Crick, which I bought of Thomas Townsend of 
Oysterbay yt was flformerly his brother John Townsends. As 
also I give him two Acers of land more or lesse which Lies on 
ye west side of ye Coave which he has in possession now within 
fence, as also I give him halfe of my Twenty Acer Lott, Lying 
Neare Norwest by A hollow on this side the fifresh pond & so 
runs westward into A hollow yt shoots down to Moses formans 
Land As also I give him ye Land whereon his house Now stands 
with ye garden thereto within fence being on ye North side of ye 
streete, & also I give him my right of Myddow att ye south 
Lying upon ye Neck Comonly Called ye fort Neck, which Myddow 
he has In possession, Also I give him a parcell of plaine Land 
which is Called Addition Contayning Eleven Acers which bounded 
by John Dickensons plaine Land West & by south & by a small 
Lott of Matthyas Harvyes East North East All which the before 
mentioned premises I ye Sd Richard Harcott have given & 
Alienated from me my heires Executors or Assignes for ever 
unto my said sonn Daniell Harcott his heires Executors & As- 
signes for Ever To have & to hold ye Sd before mentioned Land 
As there owne proper right for Ever In Witnes whereof I hereto 
set my hand & scale 

Sealed & delivered in ye Richard Harcott O 

presents of 
Thomas Webb : Clarke 

{p. 100 Nezv A) — To all Christian people to whome this Instra- 
ment of writting may Come or any ways Concern Know ye that 
we Richard Harcott And Nathaniell Coles and Josias Latting 
being authorised and Impowered by the proprietors of Hog Island 
So called as by record it may appear for ye agreeing w**' and 



124 Book A 

Settling an Inhabitant of trust upon ye Sd Hog Island Next 
adjoyning to ye Beach as a Keeper in Trust for ye further pre- 
servation and Security of ye rest of Lands upon ye Said Island 
to ye proprietors their heirs or Assigns for further Improvement 
as they Shall See cause Know all men that we ye above Said 
persons according to power given us by the proprietors do hereby 
Covenant Bargain and agree to and with John Prat Latly an 
Inhabitant within ye Coloney of Road Island to Settle and In- 
habit upon ye Said Island upon Conditions and Injunctions as 
followeth first — (p. 101 Nezv A) — first we do hereby give and 
make over to ye Said John Prat by ye order and Concent of ye 
proprietors thirty Acres of upland upon ye Said Island next 
adjoyning to ye beach withall ye Slipes and peices of undivided 
meadows upon ye Said Island and all Such Creek Theach there 
growing Excepting what ye proprietors Shall see cause to Make 
use of themselves with ye privilege of Grasing for his Creatures 
Elsewhere within ye Town Commons and Timber for building 
fenceing and firewood for his Own Use and Security of ye above 
Said thirty acres of Land upon ye Said Island provided always 
and not otherways that John Prat him or his heirs or Executors 
Shall Joyntly hereto Agree fullfill and preforme at all time or 
times according to Every article here following Incerted which 
are as followeth first in Consideration of ye Land and priviledges 
above Said Granted and Given to ye Said pratt he is to make 
present Settlement this Spring Secondly to keep and Secure ye 
Sd Hog Island winter and sommer for ever from all damages 
In grain or pasturage or other fruit Trees there Soed or planted 
by horses Cattle or Swine by way of ye Beach thirdly to Make 
Satisfaction for all Such damages that any proprietor Shall 
Sustain upon ye Sd Island by Cattle Horses and Swine that 
Comes Into ye field or Island by way of ye Beach and not other- 
ways forthly yt he shall not Assigne nor make Sale of ye abovesd 
Land and privilidges granted to any Stranger whatsomever with- 
out ye Aprobation and free Consent of ye Major part of ye 
proprietors fiftly and Lastly if ye Said John Pratt his heirs 
Executors Shall at all Time and times forever fullfill and ac- 
complish to ye proprietors Every article herein inserted and he 
Injoyned to that then ye above Said thirty acres of Land and 
priviledges abovesd Granted and Given by us to him shal be 
his proper right his heirs Executors forever but if ye Said Pratt 
his heirs Executors Shall or doth See cause to remove from ye 
Sd tract of Land that then ye Said Land and priviledges above 
Exprest to return to ye proprietors again free without Trouble 
or Charge to ye True preformance to Every Article and particu- 
lar herein Incerted by grant or Ingagement we do Interchange- 
ably to Each other Subscribe our hands and set to our Seals In 
Oysterbay this 15**» of apriel 1680 it is to be understood that if 
any proprietor brings in any horses or Cattle upon ye said Island 



Book A 125 

to work that doth damnific any person ye Sd Pratt his heirs 
Executors are hereby not Lyable to pay any such damage and 
for his further Incuriagement for preserving ye Sd Island to ye 
proprietors use we do give him ye priviledge of ye Ready pond 
so called as free as ye Rest of ye undevided meadows. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered John Pratt O 

In presenc of Josias Latting O 

John (R) Rogers Richard Harcott O 

Tho : Townsend Nathaniel Coles O 

John Townsend Ju"" 

(/». 102 New A) — This Instrument of Writing witneseth to all 
Christian people to whome it may Come or any ways Consern 
Know ye that I Isaac Doughty do hereby freely Give Alinate 
& Make over four Acres of Land Lying upon ye west side of my 
Dwelling house by hempstead Harbour side so called unto John 
W'ood of oysterbay To him ye said John and his heirs forever 
upon these Conditions as foUoweth yt ye said John wood shall 
upon ye Conditions abovesd make present settlement upon ye said 
Land and not at any time forever to make sale of ye abovesaid 
four acres of Land to any person or persons whatsomever Ex- 
cepting unto myself or my heirs upon which I do hereby Ingage 
yt if he shall see cause to dispose of it yt I will pay him or his heirs 
what ye Sd Lands shall be made Better by Building fenceing 
Orchards or what else but if ye Sd John shall see cause to Keep 
Sd Land and not Dispose of it upon ye Conditions above said 
that then ye Sd four acres of Land shall be frely his and theirs 
forever to occupy possess and Injoye forever as his or their 
own proper right title and Interest from me my heirs Executors 
or Assigns forever to ye True preformance whereof I have here- 
unto Subscribed my hand and set to my seal in Oysterbay this 
24'*^ of August 1680 and In ye presence of: 
Test Thomas Townsend Isaac Doughty O 

Robert X Godfree 

{p. 103 Neiv ^)— February ye 2'^ 1679. 

Know all men by these presents that I Abraham Alen of Oys- 
terbay my heirs Executors admini" and Assigns have Sold unto 
henry Townsend Senj : of Oysterbay his heirs Executors admin- 
'" and Assigns all that my right title and Interest of Lands in 
Unquaneck for ye Consideration of ye Rate Leved thereon I say 
I have Sold unto ye said henry Townsend his heirs Executors 
administrators and Assigns ye Before mentioned Right of Lands 
To Have and To Hold as their own proper right and Interest for- 
ever as witness my hand and Seal ye Day and Year above written 
Test John wright Abraham Ailing O 

Thomas Webb Clericus 



126 Book A 

October yr 20*^ 1681 Whereas there was a Certain peice of 
Swamp Land Layd Out at ye Cleft Swamp so called to John 
Rogers and James Bleving and by division by them John Rogers 
was ye Eastmost Next to ye Beach and James Bleving next west- 
wardly it is now by order of James Bleving Recordrd his part 
or division of ye said Swamp Land to be John Rogers Right and 
Interest again forever this Entered by order of James Bleving 
^ me Thomas Townsend Recorder 

1682: September ye 4*"^ then Ordered by John Rogers yt ye 
abovesd peice of Swamp firmly Laid Out to James Bleving and 
Made over to John Rogers as abovesaid is returned by ye Sd 
John Rogers again to ye Said James Bleving his heirs and assigns 
for ever having received Satisfaction for ye same. this ^ 
order ^ me Thomas Townsend 

{p. 104 New ^)— November ye 30'i^ 1680. 

Then Agreed and Concluded between me mathies Harvy and 
Samuel andrews Both of Oysterbay an absolute Exchange of 
meadows upon Hog Island that is to be understood yt I mathies 
Harvy Do hereby resine my whole right title and Interest of my 
Shear of meadow upon hog Island Joyning to ye northend of that 
Shear of meadow yt was formerly John Townsends Ju"" unto 
Samuel Andrews to him his heirs or assigns forever and I Sam- 
uel Andrews do hereby upon Considerations of ye abovesd Shear 
of meadow fully and absolutely resigne and make over my whole 
wright title and Interest In ye shear of meadow upon ye Sd 
Island w'^'' I bought of Richard Harcutt being ye Southermost 
Shear in ye Great Meadow so Called unto ye above Said Mathias 
Harvy to him ye Sd Mathias his heirs or assigns forever and 
to ye True preformance to ye premises above Exprest we do 
Confirm to Each other by Interchangeably Subscribing ourselves 
day and date above written 

In presenc of Mathias Harvy 

Thomas Townsend Samuel Andrawes 

Whereas I mathias Harvy of Oysterbay having a Certain 
Shear of meadow number thirteen Lying and being on ye East 
of ye Beaver Swamp River So calld Do be these presents upon 
good Considerations Moveing me hereunto freely Give and make 
over ye aforesd Shear of meadow unto Joseph Dickinson of ye 
same Town and place and unto ye first Heirs Mail of his body 
begotten by his wife Rose Dickinson and heirs forever from me 
my heirs Executors Admin*^ or assigns forever as witness my 
hand Oysterbay thus 20**^ of Apriel 1682 Mathias Harvy 
Signed and Delevered In presence of us 
Thomas Townsend 
James Robertson 



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Book A 127 

{p. 105 Old ^)— oyster Baye this 19'^ of Jenewary 1680 
I John dickinson, senior, doe By tthese presants grantt give 
and make over, from me my hayres Exsexetors Administrators 
or Asinges, unto my Soon Joseph dickinson tto him his hayres 
or Asinges ffor Ever, tthe Lott of Land which I fformerly Bought 
of John ffinch, the which Said Lott of land my saide Soon 
Joseph hath builtt upon and hath in presant posession, with that 
peace of swomp or Boges Joyneing to ye lott, which was given to 
me by tthe ttowne, with my whole right of uplands and middowes 
ffresh and sollt upon unkawaye neck at the south, the which 
Above saide lands and medowes, by me given to my Soon, Is In 
lew or partt of his portion, I haveing many Children tto Acoma- 
date in the Like nature I saye what Is Above Exsprest I doe 
by these presants frely give and make over from me my hayres 
Exsexetors Administrators or Asinges for Ever, unto my said 
Soon Joseph dickinson to him his hayres Exsexetors Admist" 
or Asinges for Ever tto have and to hold poses and Inioye as his 
or there owne proper rights title and intrest withoutt Lett hinder- 
anc or molestation, from me or Any from by or under me, as 
wittnes my hand and seale in oyster Baye daye and date Above 
writen and In presanc off, 

Tho: Townsend John Dickinsone O 

Recorder 

Whereas John Rogers had ye Moity or half of a piece of 
Swamp Laid out to him between ye two Hills beyond ye Cleft as 
it appeares in ye 88*^ page of this Book w^^ Right of Swamp 
ye Sd John Rogers hath turned over & Sold to John Townsend 
ye Son of Henry Townsend of this Town of Oysterbay to him 
ye Sd Townsend his Heires & Assignes forever: ye Sd John 
Rogers having received full satisfaction for ye Same Doth hereby 
Confirme all his Right & Interest that he ye Sd Rogers or his 
heires or Asignes have or may have to ye Sd Swamp as Witnes 
his hand this third Day of Aprill Anno Dni : 1689 
John Newman Record"" the marke of 

John (R) Rogers 

{p. 106 Old A) — This Instrament or deede of Convayeanc made 
in oyster baye tthis seventh daye of ffebrewary in the yeare of 
oure Lord god one thousand six hundred and Aighty, betwene 
John Robins of Matenecoke Cordwinder of the owne party, and 
Samuell tilear of the other party wittneseth, tto All Christion 
people to whome these maye Come, know yee, that I John 
Robins Above saide have and doe by these presants Bargin sell 
for Ever Allinate and make over from mee my haires Exsex- 
etors Administrators or Assignes unto ye Above Saide Samuell 
ttillier, to him his haires Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes 



128 Book A 

ffor Ever, All my wholle Right tittlle and intrestt in houseing 
orchards Rights Lands and previlidges tto me now belonging or 
Any wayes Appertaineing, within matenecoke Alies, killingworth 
within tthe privilidge of oyster baye for Ever, to poses and tto 
have and tto hold, tto occopy and inioye, without lett hinderanc 
or molestation, fTrom me or Any from by or under me, for Ever, 
Alwayes it tis to be understood I doe Except all my young ApUe 
treese lately planted upon ye saide land, and fore Apple treese 
mor first planting, and my nussery of aple treese and peach 
treese. But what Is Above Exsprest as tto houseings orchards 
Rights lands and previlidges onely what is before Exsepted, I 
doe Confirme for Ever from me my hayres Exsexetors Admin- 
ist" or Asignes, tto ye saide Samuell ttillier his haires Exsexetors 
Administrators or Asignes, as Above Exsprest to All intents and 
purposes as firmly as Can or Could be drawne by any deede of 
salle, or Convayeanc whatsumever as wittnes my hand and scale 
in oyster baye daye and date Abovewritten in ye 32**^ yeare of 
ye Raine of Charles ye second king of England scottland franc 
and Ireland, &c: sined sealed and delevered, in presanc ofif Tho: 
Townsend John X Robins O 

Mathyas harvye his mark 

Oyster Baye this seventh daye of fifebrewary in ye yeare 1680/81 
This Bill bindeth me samuell ttillier of matenecoke Allies killing- 
worth within ye Confines of oyster baye, me my hayres Exsex- 
etors Administrators or Asignes tto paye or case to bee payed 
unto John Robins Cordwinder of the Above saide towne and 
plase, to him his hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes, 
ye full and Just sum of fortty five pounds Currant paye of this 
Collony, at three payements which is to bee understood as ffollow- 
eth, ye said samuell or his order is to paye twenty pounds to ye 
said John Robins or his order here in oyster baye at or before the 
last daye of novembar in ye yeare one thousand six hundred 
Ayghty and one, and twenty pounds more ye nextt yeare ffollow- 
ing at or before ye last daye of — turn to ye other leafe — (p. 107 
Old A) — Novembar in ye yeare one thousand six hundred 
Ayghty and two And five pounds more ye next yeare following, 
at or before ye last day of novembar in ye yeare 1683, after ye 
date Above written, which said three payements is to bee payed 
in pork at three penc ye pound winter wheat 4* ye bushell, or in 
other paye Equevielent horseflesh Exsepted, which full payement 
Is in consideration of A sartin ttrackt of land which I have 
bought of ye said John Robins as by my deede will Apeare, bare- 
ing date with this my bill, att matenecoke Alies killingworth, 
which said lands and prevelidges Is by these presants bound and 
stands firme securyty to ye said Robins his hayres or Asignes, 
and not to bee diposed of to Any parson or partyes whatsum- 



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Book A 129 

ever, untill ye three payements be fully payed and Comepleated, 
and to ye tru performanc of this my bill, and Every other articUe 
inserted I have hereunto subscribed my hand sett to my seale in 
oyster baye daye and date Above written and in 32''' yeare of ye 
Raigne of oure Soveraigne king Charles ye second king of great 
britten ffranc and Ireland: &c: Sined sealed and delevered 
In the presanc off, Samuell ttiller O 

Tho : Townsend 
Mathyas harvye 

desembar ye 9**' 1681 then payd to John Robins upon ye Acount 
of ye Above spesefyed Bill, 1547 lbs. of pork at Z^ ^ pounds 
which Amounts to 

novemb"" 22"^ 1682 by Joseph Carpenters noat 
by tobaco and Christopher Croe 
By more payd ^ Tho: Townsend 

which Is the full payement of ye bill 45 : 00 : 00 

(/>. 108 Old A) — Oyster Baye the tenth daye off march in the 
yeare one thousand six hundred seventy Ayghtt, Bee itt knowne 
unto All people to whome tthis Instrament off writting or deede 
of Convayeanc maye Come or Any wayes Consarne, know yee 
that wee Tackapowsha sacham, and Chepye, so called doe upon 
good Considerations moveing us hereunto ffrely and Absalutely, 
give Alynate and make over, from us oure haires Exsexetors Ad- 
ministrators or Asignes for Ever, A sartin neck off land upon the 
southside of this Island Commanly Called and knowne by ye 
name of unkawaye neck, within the pattin and previlidge of 
oyster Baye, unto Thomas Townsend Joseph Carpenter John 
Townsend senior, John underbill and the Restt off ye ffreholdars 
Inhabitants of Oyster Baye, tto tthem there heyres Exsexetors 
Administrators or Asignes for Ever tto have and to holld occopy 
posess and Inioye as there owne proper Rights titUes and Intrests 
for Ever free from Any ffurther Lett hinderanc or molestation 
from us or Any from by or under us, As ffirmly tto All intents 
and purposes as maye or Could bee drawne by Any deede off salle 
or gifftt whatsumever, Acording to law, It tis tto be understood 
that wee doe give them A quarter of A mile Above the now In- 
dion ffutt path northwards, and so to range straight A Crosse 
the saide neck ffrom River tto River, withall. Including all the 
lands southward of the said neck downe to ye Solltt medowes, 
tto the Abovemenshoned parsons ffreholders Inhabytants of 
oyster baye, and there hayres for Ever As wittnes oure hands 
and scales in oyster Baye daye and datte Above written, and in 
the 31*^ yeare of the Raine off oure soveraine king Charles the 
second king off great Britting ffranc and Ireland: &c 



130 



Book A 



Sined Sealed and delevered 
In presanc off 
Thomas weebb Clark 
John X Jones 
his mark 



ttakpousha X O 

his mark 
Chepy X O 

his mark 



{p. 109 Old A) — A ttrue Record out off the towne Listt of Every 
ffreholder tthat hath A Right in unkawaye neck by vertue of ye 
Indions giftt 

Thomas Townsend one share, Joseph Carpenter, one, share 
John townsend senior, one, share, John underbill, one share 



John Rogers, one, 
John townsend : J"", one 
John dickenson one, 
John Wright one 
George ttownsend, one 
Thomas Weekes one, 
nickolas wright one, 
nathanell Colles one, 
Caleb wright one, 
Richard Crabb one, 
daniell harcutt one, 
Thomas young one, 
William Buttlar one, 
Abraham Aling one, 
ffranses weeks one, 
gideon wright one, 
aron ffurman : J : one, 
daniell Colles one, 
Isack doughty one, 
moses mudge one, 
Richard Cirby one, 
Robartt god free one, 
Robart Williams one, 
Thomas willis one, 
John Williams one, 
John davis one 
nathan birdsall one, 
William hudson one, 
william ffrostt one, 
John ffexe one, 
Joseph weeks one, 
John ffrost one 
Latemore sampsons one, 



Henry ttownsend senior, one, 

Joseph dickinson one, 

henry ttownsend Ju : one, 

georg denis one 

Edmund wright one, 

Anthony wright one, 

Jeames ttownsend one, 

Richard harcutt one, 

Joseph Ludlam one, 

mathyas harvy one, 

Adam wright one. 

Job wrightt one, 

Samuell Andras one, 

Samuell ffurman : S : one, 

Jeames weeks, one, 

Aron ffurman : S : one, 

John weeks of warick one, 

nickolas simkins one, 

Robartt Colles one, 

William tthornychrafft one, 

Jacob Brokins one, 

georg downing one, 

Mary willis one, 

John ttownsend : J : at farms one 

Ephraim Carpenter one, 

John Colles one, 

Jeames Coke one, 

Josias Latting one, 

Mathy pryar one, 

Christop: hoackshurst one, 

Samuell weeks one, 

moses ffurman one, 



John Robins one, 
Every parson Above menshoned hath Right tto unkawaye neck 
by Equall devition, haveing payd there Equall proportion in 
rates. Levied upon ye same, which rate was ; 21 lb ; given to ye 
Indions, in gratifykation of there gifft to the towne. 



Book A 131 

(/). ii^)— Oyster Baye this 21*^ of Jenewary 1679/80 
Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed haveing A Right off 
lands in unkawaye neck at ye south by vertue of a deede of 
giftt from ye Sacham ttakapowsha and Chepy made tto tthe In- 
habytants of oyster Baye in general! in which wee are Consid- 
ered, datted ye 10*'' daye of march 1678. 

know All parsons whome this maye Any wayes Consame, that 
wee the subscribed doe by these presants, Asigne and make over 
our wholle Rights ttitlls and intrestts in the Above saide neck of 
Land from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes 
for Ever, unto Thomas Townsend of oyster baye tto him ye said 
Thomas his hayers Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for 
Ever tto have and tto hold as his or there owne proper Rights 
ttitlles and Intrest for Ever, he payeing or satesfying to the Con- 
stabile our proportion of rattes Levyed upon us, for ye procuar- 
ment of ye said neck, to the performanc hereof we subscribe oure 
hands daye and date Above written. 

I doe acknowledge to have Jeames weeks 

reseved of Tho : Townsend Christop : hoakshurstt 

ffull satisfacktion for every Samuell weeks 

mans rate upon there right Joseph weeks 

of Lands upon unkawaye neck Thomas weeks 2 shares 

as wittnes my hand Abovemenshoned Joseph Carpenter 
Thomas weeks daniell harcutt 

Constable Richard Cirby 

georg downing 
Jacob Brokins 
Isack doughty 
danyell Colles 

(/>. Ill Nezv A) — This Deed of Conveyance May satisfie all 
Christian people to whome it may Come or any ways Concern 
yt I Robert Godfree of Littleworth so called Belonging to Oys- 
terbay of ye north riding of York Shire Upon Long Island have 
by these presents Bargained Sold and Delivered from me my 
heirs Executors adminisf^ and Assigns forever all my whole 
right title and Interest of Lands Upon Unkaway Neck at ye 
South Unto Thomas Townsend of Oysterbay aforesd to him ye 
Sd Thomas Townsend his heirs Executors administrators or as- 
signs forever To Have and To Hold Occupy and possess as his 
or their own proper Right Title and Interest free from Molesta- 
tion from me or any from by or under me He having Given me 
full Satisfaction for ye before mentioned Right of Land by pay- 
ing my Town Rate to ye former Constable Thomas weekes for 
ye which I was Rated and further do hereby promise and Ingage 
to Defend and maintain ye said Thomas his heirs or assigns In 
their peaceable Injoyment of ye premises from any pretences or 



132 Book A 

Conveyances whatsomever as witness my hand and Seal In 

Oysterbay this 25**^ of february 1680/81 and In ye 33 year of ye 

Raigne of Charles the Second King of Great Britian France and 

Irland &c 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Robert X Godfree 

In Presence of his mark 

Josiah Hillman 

John X Jones 

Mathew (M) Coye 

adam Wright 

(p. 112 New ^)— Oysterbay this W^ of march 1681 
Be it Known to all people to home this may any ways Concern 
yt I James Townsend Do by these presents Assigne and makeover 
from me my heirs Executors administrators or assigns forever 
unto John Underbill Senj : of Matinecock alies Killingworth to 
him his heirs Executors administrators or assigns forever Six 
Certain Shears of meadow upon Oak Neck namly my own ye 
forth Shear as it fell to me by Division and ye thirteenth and one 
& thirtieth shear yt I Bought of Antoney Wright and ye 33"* 
Shear in ye Sd meadow yt I Bought of my Brother law John 
weekes and ye 26*^ Shear of yt I Bought of my Brother John 
Townsend and ye Seventeenth Shear in ye Sd meadow which I 
bought of Richard Crabb all which ye above mentioned Shears 
of meadow I Do by these presents Confirm to ye above Said 
John Underbill his heirs or assigns To Have and To hold occupy 
and Injoye as his or theire own proper right Title and Interest 
forever from me or any from by or under me forever Having in 
hand Received a Valuable Consideration for ye premises as wit- 
ness my Hand in Oysterbay Day and Date above written 
In presence of James Townsend 

Thomas Townsend Recorder 

Oysterbay this 6*^ of march 1681 

Be it Known to all people whome this my deed of Conveyance 
may any ways Concern yt I John Underbill of Killingworth 
within ye Township of Oysterbay do by these presents Assigne 
and make over from me my heirs Executors adm" or assigns 
forever unto James Townsend of Oysterbay to him ye Said 
James his heirs Executors admi'^ or assigns forever Two Acres 
and ten rods of meadow at ye Beaver Swamp so called Rainging 
a Cross my two Shears Bounded on ye East with ye Creek and 
ye Said James meadows on each Side and my own meadow on 
ye west I say I do by these presents confirm ye Sd Two Acres 
and ten rods of meadow to ye Said James Townsend his heirs 
or assigns To Have and To Hold occupy possess and Injoye for- 
ever without Let hinderance or molestation from me or any from 
by or under me forever I having received a valuable Considera- 



Book A 133 

tion for ye same to my Content as witness my hand In Oysterbay 

day and date above written In presence 

Thomas Townsend Recorder John Underhill 

{p. 113 New A) — Be it Known Unto all men by these presents 
that I John Rogers now Inhabitant In Oysterbay In ye north rid- 
ing in new York Shire on Long Island do by these presents Sell 
and Alinate A Certain Lot of Land Lying and Being at ye South 
Upon a Neck Called Unkaway Lying on ye East side being ye 
Threantwentieth Lot I Say I have Sold from me my heirs and 
admits and Assigns Unto Robert Coles him his heirs adm'* or 
assigns forever To have and To hold for his proper Use and 
Right Title and Interest and to ye true performance of this my 
deed of Sale I have hereunto Set to my hand & Seal In Oyster- 
bay this 28'h of Apriel 1681 

Signed Sealed and delevered John (R) Rogers O 

In presents of us 
Mathias Harvy 

Moses Mudge I John Rogers do own I have already 

received full Satisfaction for ye above mentioned Land 

Oysterbay this 22*^ of June 1681 

Be it then Known unto all people and persons whome it may 
any ways Concern yt I Robert Coles of masketicove Do by these 
presents Transmit assigne and makeover unto John Townsend 
Senj. of Lusum within ye Township of Oysterbay Twenty Acres 
of Land Lying and Being in Lusum which Land I Bought of 
Robert williams and Bounded on ye South Side with ye afore- 
said John Townsends Lands and on ye north side by Richard 
Townsends Lands and ye Streat or highway on ye Eastend ac- 
cording to Expressions & plain words of my bill of Sale yt I had 
of Robert williams bearing date ye 25'** of december 1668 I say 
I do hereby assigne and makeover ye abovesaid Twenty acres of 
Land from me my heirs Executors administrators and assigns 
forever unto ye abovesaid John Townsend To him his heirs or 
assigns forever to have and To hold possess and Injoye without 
Let hinderance or Molestation from me or any from by or under 
me forever having In possession for ye Consideration thereof 
thirty acres of Land as ye Records of Oysterbay doth Manifest 
and Declare and this as my act and Deed I have hereunto Sub- 
scribed my hand and Set to my Seal Day and date above written 
Test Job Wright Robert Coles O 

John Townsend 

(/>. 114 Nezv A) — Be it Known unto all people and persons 
whome this may any ways Concern yt I John Townsend Senj : 
of Lusum within ye Township of Oysterbay do hereby own and 
acknoledge that I have Bargained Sold and Delivered Unto 



134 Book A 

Robert Coles of masketicove Within ye Township aforesd thirty 
acres of wood Land Lying and being near Lusum and Joyning 
to ye Line of Division of Lands Between Robert wilHams and 
ye Town of Oysterbay on ye North Side ye first bounder whereof 
is a great Chasnutt Tree at ye Southend of ye Swamp or Slow 
of Water runing a Cross ye now path going to Lusum and from 
ye Said Chestnut tree first bounder he is to rainge South to ye 
abovesd Line of Division and from thence to Rainge East ye 
Line of Division being ye South bounder and Job wrights Land 
there Laid out to be his North bounder and his to rainge So far 
East Between ye Aforesd Lines from ye first bounder untell ye 
thirty acers of Land above Spacified be fully made up I John 
Townsend do hereby Acknoledge yt I have Sold ye above Said 
thirty acres of wood Land from me my heirs Executors admin- 
istrators or assigns forever Unto ye above said Robert Coles to 
him his heirs or assigns To have and To hold possess and Injoye 
without Let hinderance or molestation from me or any from by 
or under me forever I having received In possession Twenty 
Acres of Lands at Lusum In full Consideration of ye premises 
as Witness My hand and Seal Oysterbay this 22'^ of June 1681 
Test Thomas Townsend John Townsend Senj"" O 

John Townsend 
Job wright 

Lusum this 12*^ of September in ye Year 1679 
Be it Known unto all Men to whome this Instrument of writting 
Shall any ways Concern yt I Robert WilHams of Lusum upon 
Long Island in ye North riding of New Yorkshire upon good 
Considerations moveing me thereunto do acknoledge to have Bar- 
gained and Sold madeover unto John Robbins of matinecock and 
in ye same Island and Riding aforesaid ye full and Just Sum of 
Twenty Acres of wood Land Lying and being at a place Called 
ye Spring Lying — {p. 115 Old A) — Northeast or thereaboutts 
ffrom my dwelling house, And twenty Accars of plaine land 
Lying on the south side of the great hollow path, with suffitiant 
Commoning for his Chattells with wood and Timbar for his use 
as far fforth as my land is Capable to Acomodate him withall, I 
Robart williams doe owne to have sould the Abovesaide lands 
and previlidges from me my hayres sucksesors and asignes to the 
abovesaid John Robins from him his hayres sucksesors and 
Asignes for Ever, to Inioye As there owne propar Right and In- 
trest, nevar to be molested by me nor Any from me, As witnes 
my hand and scale the daye and date first Above written and in 
the thirty one yeare of the kings Raine, yett notwithstanding this 
Above menshoned Bill doth make mention of the twenty Accars 
of land is to ly at A place Caled ye spring, it is to be understood 
that part of the twenty Accars is to be in A home lott lying at 
ye spring and the Remaindar of the twenty Accars to ly west 



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Book A 135 

of the highewaye signed sealed and delevered 

in ye presanc of us Robert williams O 

John Townsend, senior 

John williams 

Bee itt knowne unto All Christion people to whome this oure 
deed off gifftt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee 
that we Beneath Subscribed the Indion propriators off A sartin 
trackt off Lands Called matenecoke within the pattent and pre- 
vilidges off oyster Baye upon Longisland, upon good Consid- 
erations moveing us hereunto doe hereby ffrely give Asigne Aly- 
nate and make over from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administra- 
tors or Asignes for Ever, unto Isack doughty an Inhabytant of 
oyster Baye, A sartin trackt of Lands whare hee now lives by 
hemsted harboure soe Called on the East side Joyning to the 
said harboure on ye west, & muscheda Cove south line his north 
Boundar, and the now ffutt path ffrom muschedacove to ye har- 
bour head, ye East boundar, the south west Boundar begining 
at A black oak tree nere the sayd path by us markt, from thenc 
westwardly to A Red oak markt, ffrom thenc to A maple tree 
with three branches markt, from thenc to A Chestnut oake tree — 
turn over — {p. 116 Old A) — Against his house, and ffrom thenc 
to the Abovesaide harboure Including all ye medow, ffresh and 
soltt, uplands and swamps within ye Abovesaide Bounds and 
limits, to ye Abovesaide Isack doughty his hayres Exsexetors 
Administrators or Asignes forEver to have and to hold occopy 
and poses and Inioye without ffurthar Lett hinderanc or molesta- 
tion, from us or Any from by or under us for Ever haveing 
ffrely given ye same without Exspecktation of further reward or 
Resar\^ation of satesfaction. As witnes our hands and Seales in 
oyster Baye Jully ye 5'*^ 1681 with previlidge off graseing and 
ttimbar Elswhare upon our Right off lands 

Sined sealed and delevered Suskaneman X O 

In the presanc of us his mark 

Thomas Townsend wehrow X O 

Mathyas harvye his mark 

These maye sarteffy All Christion people tto whome Itt maye 
Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee that wee beneath sub- 
scribed ye Indion propriators of the lands of matenecoke being 
within ye pattent and previlidge off oyster baye within ye north- 
riding of yorkshare upon Longisland, upon good Considerations 
moveing us hereunto have By these presants Bargined sould and 
delevered ffrom us our hayres Exsexetors Administrators or 
Asignes for Ever tten Ackers of woodlands at matenecoke, unto 
Josias Latting senior of ye same place, being and Bounded as 
foUoweth, fronting to ye highwaye or strete whare his now 
dwelling house stands northward, and to ye highwaye on ye East 



136 Book A 

side, and John Robins lands on ye west side Ranging southwardly 
by ye foresaide bounders untill ye Abovesaide ten Akers of land 
be ffully made up to ye Abovesaide Josias Latting to him his 
hayres Exsexetors Admin^^^ or Asignes for Ever, to have and 
to hold occopy poses and inioye for Ever without further lett 
hinderanc or molestation from us or Any from by or under us, 
for Ever haveing Reseved fifull satisfacktion of ye Abovesaid 
Josias Latting for ye Abovesaid premises as wittnes our hands 
and seales in oyster baye this 5**^ of Jully 1681 & in ye ZZ^^ yeare 
of ye raine of king Charles ye second king of great britin franc 
& Ireland : &c. 

Sined sealed & delevered Suskaneman X his mark O 

in ye presanc of us Wehrow X his mark O 

Thomas Townsend 
Mathyas harvye 

{p. 117 Old A) — These maye sarteffy All Christion people tto 
whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne, know yee that 
wee beneath subscribed, the indion propriators of the Lands of 
matenecoke being within the pattent and previlidges of oyster 
Baye, within the north Riding of yorkshare upon long island, 
upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto have By these 
presants Bargined sould and delevered from us oure hayres Ex- 
sesetors Admin^*^ or Asignes forEver, ten Ackars of wood 
lands at matenecok unto John Robins now an Inhabytant within 
ye previlidges of lewsum of oyster Baye, and lying bounded as 
ffolloweth, ffronting to the highwaye or strete northwardly 
twenty five rods in Bredth and Josias Lattings lands on ye East 
side and, John davis Lands on the west side And Ranging south- 
wardly Betwene ye Aforesaide Boundars sixty fore Rods which 
saide ten Ackers of lands Abovemenshoned, wee have sould and 
delevered from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administ^ or Asignes 
for Ever, unto ye Abovesaide John Robins to him his hayres 
Exsexetors Administ^ or Asignes to have and to hold occopy 
poses and inioye for Ever, without further Lett hinderanc or 
molestation, from us or Any from by or undar us for Ever, 
haveing Reaseved ffull satisfecktion of ye Abovesaide John Rob- 
ins for ye abovesaide premises. As wittnes oure hands and seales 
in oyster Baye this 5*^ of Jully 1681 and in ye Z2>^^ yeare of ye 
Raine of king Charles ye Second king of great Britten franc 
and Ireland: &c 

Sined sealed and delevered Suskaneman X his mark O 

in the presanc of us, Wehrow X his mark O 

Thomas Townsend 
mathyas harvy 

Asigned By me John Robins off killingworth within the Bounds 
of oyster Baye, ye hoUe & soUe Contents of this Above written 



Book A 137 

deed unto Samuel Tillyar I saye Asigned from me my heyres and 
Asignes, for Ever, unto the saide Tillyar, to him his heyres and 
Asignes, for Ever, As wittnes my hand in oyster Baye this 5*^ 
of jully 1681 John X Robins 

Sined in the presanc off us his mark 

Thomas Townsend 
mathyas harvye 

(p. 118 Old A) — These maye sarteffy All Christion people to 
whome Itt maye any wayes Consarne know yee that wee beneath 
Subscribed tthe Indion propriators of the Lands off matenecoke, 
Being within ye patent and previlidges off oyster Baye, within 
the north Riding of yorkshare upon Long Island, upon good 
Considerations moveing us hereunto have By these presants 
Bargined sould and delevered ffrom us oure heyres Exsexetors 
Administ^ or Asignes for Ever, tten Ackars off wood lands at 
matenecok, unto John Davis now An Inhabytant in ye same 
place being Liing & Bounded as ffolloweth ffronting to ye hygh- 
waye or streete northwardly twenty five Rods in Breadth, and 
John Robins Lands on ye East side, and ye Comans on ye west 
side A Ranging southwardly Betwene ye Aforesaide Bounders 
sixty fore Rods which said ten Ackars of lands Above men- 
shoned, wee have sould and delevered from us oure hayres Ex- 
sexetors Administ® or Asignes for Ever unto ye Abovesaide 
John davis to him his hayres Exsexetors Administo: or Asignes 
to have and to hold occopy poses and Inioye for Ever without 
ffurther Lett hinderanc or molestation, from us or Any from by 
or undar us for Ever, haveing Reseved ffull Satesfacktion of ye 
Abovesaid John davis, for ye Abovesaid premises, As wittnes oure 
hands and seales in oyster Baye this 5^'' of Jully 1<(5>81 and in ye 
33'*' yeare of ye Raine of Charles ye second king of great Brit- 
ten ffranc & Ireland 

Sined sealed and delevered Suskaneman X his mark O 

in the presanc of us, werow X his mark O 

Thomas Townsend 
Mathyas harvye 

{p. 119 Old A) — Wee Beneath subscribed haveing A differanc 
depending betwene us doe By these presants manyfest and de- 
clare that wee have and doe Joyntly make Choyce, of ourr trusty 
and welbeloved frends and nayghboures mathyas harvy nathanell 
Colles, John weekes and Tho : Townsend, as Arbytrators to here 
Exsamine and finally to determin, all oure Acoumpts and differ- 
ances depending betwene us, from the begining of all oure dealings 
to this presant daye, to which wee Bind oure selves oure hayres 
Exsexetors or Asignes in ye penuall sum of twenty pounds Cur- 
ant monyes of this Collony forfitt and payable upon all demands 
by him of us that shall not stand to and Abide by the Award of 



138 Book A 

oure Abovesaide Arbytrators, to him of us that shall Acknoledge 
and Abide ye same, further wee give full power to oure Above- 
said arbytrators that upon there nott Agreeing in there Judg- 
ments as to oure diferances Layde before them, they have full 
power hereby to make Choyce off an umpeor, who shall have 
power to give A deffinitave sentanc to ye differanc, provided itt 
be Concluded and the Differanc ffully desided betwene us By the 
sun setting the 28^^^ off this Instant, otherwayes to be voyde, to 
which we Enterchangably Subscribe oure hands and sett to oure 
scales to Each other in oyster Baye this 26*^ of sept : 1681 
Sined sealed and delevered Robart story O 

in the presanc of us, John newman O 

Adom Wrightt 
Caleb Wright 

Whareas this Bond Robartt story of new york and John new- 
man of this towne Junior have Committed All differances depend- 
ing Betwene them wee haveing seriously ttaken, there differances 
into oure serious Considerations oure Award is that all accounts 
betwene them are by us balanced and, an End, to All differances 
betwene them whatsumever and this as oure Ackt wee have here- 
unto sett to oure hands in oyster Baye this 27^^ of 7*'®'" 1681 

mathyas harvy 
nathanell CoUes 
John weekes 
Tho : Townsend 

(p. 120 Old A) — This Instrament of writing witneseth to all 
Christion people to whome it maye come or Any wayes Consame, 
know yee that we beneath subscribed ye indion propriators of a 
sartin trackt of land within the pattin and previldges of oyster 
Baye Comonly Called and knowne by the name of matenecoke, doe 
by these presants Bargin Sell Allinate and make over from us oure 
hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for Ever, A sar- 
tain trackt or parsell of wood land at matenecoke Containeing in 
quantety ten Ackers more or less Being twenty foure polles wide 
in Breadth fronting southward to ye highwaye Against ye lands 
wee formerly sould to John Robins latte Inhabytant of ye same 
place, and at ye north End Joyneing to ye lands formerly sould 
by Thomas f ranees to Richard latting and nathan Birchell ; of ye 
Aforesaide place, wee saye and doe Acknowledge by these pres- 
ants as Abovesaide inserted, yt wee have sould and by these 
presants delevered ye Abovesaide ten Akars of wood lands more 
or less Before ye Asignement hereof unto Josias Latting of the 
Abovesaid place to him his hayres Exsexetors Administrators or 
Asignes for Ever to occopy poses improve and inioye for Ever 
as his or there owne proper right titell and intrest from us or Any 
from by or under us for Ever, haveing Reaseved A valuable Con- 



Book A 139 

sideration for ye same as witnes oure hands and scales att matene- 
coke this IS'*" of oktobar, 1681 in presanc of further to be undar- 
stood ye Abovesaid ten ackars of lands lieth betwene william 
hudsons lands and John davis, witnes oure hand & seale 
Testes Tho : Townsend Sehor X his mark O 

Joseph Carpenter Suskaneman X his mark O 

Werough X his mark O 

This Instrament of writting witneseth tto All Christion people 
to whome it maye Come or Any wayes Consarn, know yee that 
wee beneath subscribed the Indion propriators of A sartin trackt 
of land within the patin and previlidges of oyster Baye Comanly 
Called and known by the name of matenecok, doe by these pres- 
ants Bargin sell Allinate and make over from us oure hayres Ex- 
sexetors Administrators or Asignes for Ever A sartin trakt or 
parsell of wood land at matenecoke, Containeing in quantety ten 
Ackars more or less, Being twenty one polle wide in bredth — 
turn over — (/>. 121 Old A) — ffronting southward to ye highwaye 
Against ye lands we formerly sould to Josias Latting Inhabytant 
of ye same place, and at ye north End Joyneing to ye lands for- 
merly sould By Tho: flFranses tto Richard latting and nathan 
birchall of ye Aforesaide place, wee Saye and doe, acknowledge 
by these presants as Abovesaide inserted that wee have sould and 
by these presants delevered the Abovesaide tenn Ackars of wood 
land more or Less before ye Asignement hereof unto william 
Hudson of the Abovesaide place to him his hayres Exsexetors 
Administrators or Asignes for Ever, tto occopy poses improve 
and inioye for Ever, as his or there owne proper Right ttitell and 
intrest, from us or Any from by or under us for Ever, haveing 
reseved A valuable Consideration for ye same, as witnes oure 
hands and scales att matenecoke this IS**" of ocktobar 1681, ffur- 
ther to be understood ye Abovesaid ten ackars of lands lieth on 
ye East of Josias lattings lands, ye deed bareing date with this 
deed. 

Signed sealed and delevered Seahor X his mark O 

in presanc of us Suskaneman X his mark O 

ttestes Tho: Townsend Werow X his mark O 

Joseph Carpenter 

(p. 122 Old A) — This Instrament of writting wittneseth to All 
Christion people to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
sarne, know yee that wee beneath subscribed the Indion propria- 
tors of a sartain trackt of land within the pattin and previlidge 
of oyster Baye Commanly Called and knowne By the name of 
matenecoke, doe by these presants Bargin sell Allinate and make 
over from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes 
for Ever, A sartain trackt or parsell of wood lands at matenecock 
Containeing in quantety tenn Ackars more or less, Being twenty 



140 Book A 

six polle wide in breadth fronting southward to the highwaye, 
against ye lands wee formerly sould to Josias latting, John Robins 
and John davis, all three of ye same place, and at the north end 
Joyneing to ye lands formerly sould By Tho: franses tto Richard 
Latting, and nathan Birchall, of ye Abovesaid place, wee saye 
and doe acknowledge by these presants as above inserted, that wee 
have sould and by these presants delevered ye Abovesaid ten 
Ackars of wood lands more or less before the Asignement 
hereof unto John davis, of the Abovesaide place to him the saide 
John davis, his hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for 
Ever, to occopy poses improve and inioye forEver, as his or there 
owne proper Right titell and intrest, from us or Any from by 
or under us for Ever, haveing reseved A valuable Consideration 
for ye same as witnes oure hands and seales att matenecoke this 
18'^ of ocktobar, 1681 further to be understood ye Abovesaide 
ten Ackars of land lieth and Joyneth on ye westt side of Josias 
Lattings ten ackars bareing date with this deed witnes oure hands 
Signed sealed and delevered 

in presanc of us Seahor X his mark O 

ttestes Tho: Townsend Suskaneman X his mark O 

Joseph Carpenter Werow X his mark O 

{p. 123 Nezv A) — Oysterbaye ye 2'^ Day of January 1681 
I Josias Latting Now Inhabitant at Matinecock within ye pat- 
tent and Township of oysterbay abovesaid do hereby Assigne 
and Absolutely Alinate and Make over from me my heirs Ex- 
ecutors administrators and Assigns for Ever all my right title and 
Interest In and to a Certain Shear of Salt meadow Lying by the 
Harbour side on ye north of ye town of oysterbay which Shear 
was formerly Robart furmans Deceasd bounding on ye East 
Side to Joseph Ludlums meadow and Elizabeth Townsends mead- 
ows on ye west Side and fronting on ye South to ye highway and 
Bounded with ye Ditch at ye rear ye northend I say and acknol- 
edge ye abovesd Shear of meadow to be absolutly assigned and 
hereby madeover unto John wright of Oysterbay to him his heirs 
Executors administrators or assigns forever To Have and To 
Hold occupy possess and Injoye as his or their own proper right 
title and Interest from me or any from by or under me forever 
having Received a Valuable Consideration In meadow at Mat- 
inecock alis Beaver Swamp Being in Quantity Equall with ye 
above Said Shear of meadow to ye performance whereof of this 
my deed of Conveyance I have hereunto Subscribed my hand 
and Set to my Seale day and date above written and In ye ZZ : 
Year of our majesties Reigne Charles ye Second King of Great 
Brittian ffrance and Irland &c 

Signed Seald In presanc of us Josias Latting O 

Thomas Townsend 
John Townsend 



Book A 141 

(/>. 124 New A) — Oysterbaye ye 2^ Day of January 1681 
This deed of Conveyance witnesseth that I John wright now 
Inhabitant within ye Town of Oysterbay abovesaid do hereby 
Assigne alinate and Makeover from me my heirs Executors ad- 
ministrators and Assigns forever a Certain peice or parcell of 
Meadows fresh and Salt at ye Beaver Swamp-meadows so calld 
which was formerly my father Nicolas Wrights Beginning at ye 
Southwestend of ye Sd Shear Next into Chagechageing Swamp 
So cald Rainging Northeast by James Townsend Meadows on ye 
South Side and Chegeing River on ye north Side Including Be- 
tween ye Sd bounders from ye above Said Swamp into ye Sd 
Shear of meadow northeast In quantity so much Meadow as I 
have received of Josias Latting at oysterbay bearing date with 
this present on ye other Side Incerted, I' John Wright abovesaid 
do hereby acknoledge to have absolutly assigned and madeover 
ye above Said Quantity of meadow Inserted as abovesaid unto 
Josias Latting of matinecock within ye Township of Oysterbay 
To him ye Said Josias Lating his heirs Executors administrators 
or assigns To have and To hold occupy possess and injoye from 
me or any from by or under me forever as witness my hand and 
Seal day and Date above written and In ye 33"^ Year of ye Reigne 
of our Sovrign King Charles ye Second King of Great Brittian 
France and Irland &c 

Signed, Seal,d In presenc of us John Wright O 

Thomas Townsend 
John Townsend 

(/). 125 Old A) — Bee itt knowne unto all men whome this pres- 
antt writing maye Consarne that I Alee Crab, of oyster Baye in 
ye northriding of Longisland and in ye Juridicktion of newyork. 
have sould and made over from me my hayres Exsexetars Ad- 
ministrators or Asignes, All my Right titell intrest of severall 
parts or persells of Land situate liing and being upon hogisland 
which was formerly John underbills namely, A fowar ackar Lott 
at the Brick kills, be it more or less, with three Ackars more or 
less in numbar 12 with A share of medow on ye East side of ye 
said Island, in numbar 22 and one peece of land of halfe an 
acker be it more or less, on ye hill neare ye landing place numbar 
21, with seven Ackers be it more or leess lying on ye north side 
of ye great medow numbar 13, with all other Rights and previl- 
idges yt are or maye be hereafter to be layd out, I the aforesayd 
Alee Crab have sould and by vertue of this deed doe makeover 
for Ever from me my hayres Executars Administrators or 
Asignes unto John underbill Sonn of ye Aforesaide, John under- 
bill, now inhabytant in killingworth to him his hayres Executors 
Adminisf^ or Assigns for Ever to have and to hold, giveing him 
peacably possession, and also by these writing doe iniage ye sale 



142 Book A 

to be lavvfull, haveing reseved full satesfaction, witnes oure hands 
ye 9*** daye of ye Z^ month Called Aprill in ye yeare 1680 
sealed signed and delevered Alee X Crab O 

in the presanc of us her mark and sele 

Isack hornar 
John ffeke 
Thomas Cock 

Know all men by these presants that I mathew prier of Killing- 
worth in ye north riding of new york Jurydicktion, doth give and 
bequeath from me my hayres Exececutors Administrators or 
Asignes, unto John underbill of ye same place and County all 
my right titell intrest of A sartein parsell of land by Estemation 
sixtene akers be it more or less sittuate liing and being in killing- 
worth bounded with ye Corne krick on ye south, on ye west with, 
nathan Burchams, lott, on ye north with Jeames Cokes lott, on 
ye East with part of my owne land, as also the right of owne 
share of medow it being ye first share in numbar by Estemation 
two Ackars, and A halfe, it was formerly Richard Crabs of oyster 
Baye it is Adioyneing unto one share of ye aforesayde John 
underbills : on ye southside on ye west with Jeames Coks land 
on ye north with oake neck beach, on ye East with ye Crick, I 
ye Aforesaid mathew priar, doth give from me my hayres Ex- 
secutors Administrators or Asignes all my right titell or intrest 
of these aforesaide lands and medow, unto ye Aforesaide John 
underbill, his hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes to 
have and to hold for Ever, for ther proper right, without Any 
molestation or disturbanc from me, or Any by my meanes, or 
any yt shall suckseede me, wittnes my hand and sele ye one an- 
twentyeth daye of second month Called Aprill in ye forth yeare 
of Edmon Adross being governar of newyork Juridicktion in ye 
yeare Anno domini 1678 

sealed signed and delevered mathew priar O 

in ye presanc of us 
Isack Hornar 
samuell Andrewes 

(/>. 126 Old A) — To al Cristion people tto whome These presants 
shall Come Robartt Sttory of the Citty of newyork marchant, and 
John Boone of ffleshing on Long Island planter, Attornyes, unto 
Thomas Hartt of London, marchantt send gretting know yee 
tthatt wee ye saide Robartt Sttory and John Boone, for and in 
Consideration of ye Sum of one hundred and Twenty pounds 
new England monye To us in hand payed or secured, tto be payd, 
by Simon Cooper of Shrosebury in ye province of new Jerseye, 
Chyrurgion, for ye only proper use and Behoofe of him ye Sd 
Tho: Hartt, ye Receiptt thereof wee doe hereby Acknowledge. 
and from Every partt and parsell thereof doe Acquitt Exonerate 



Book A l-t3 

and discharge him the Sd, Simon Cooper Have granted Bargained 
and sould and bye These presants, doe hereby ffully Clearly and 
Absolutely grant Bargin and, sell unto ye Sd Simon Cooper his 
hayres and Asignes for Ever all the Right ttitell Claim, or pre- 
tence of all houses lands Hands necks of land medowes orchards, 
jardiens with there, and Every of there Apurtenanses in as full 
and Ample maner, as he ye Sd Tho : Hartt nathanell silvester and 
Lattemore sampson purchased, ye same in parttnership, from 
John Richbill, and Ann his wife as by there sartain bill of salle 
bareing date ye 17^'^ daye of novembar 1666, the Relation there- 
unto had maye more at large Apeare, and by Another sartain 
deede or writting from Jeames Loyde, of Boston in new Eng- 
land marchant bareing datte, ye seventh daye of ocktobar, 1678, 
wharein ye Sd Jeames loyde, doth Acknowledg to have Reseved 
full satisfacktion for ye same, that Is to Saye one third partt 
of all yt neck of medow, fresh and Solltt Called fortt neck or 
one third partt of five shares or A fififftt partt to be sett outt 
upon ye saide medow, fresh and solltt of all belonging to ye 
towne of oyster Baye, liing and being upon ye southside of long- 
island, and all yt messuage tennemant or dwelling house, wharein 
formerly dweltt John Richbell which was then with two gardens 
one orchard, thre lotts of Land one swomp and one medow or 
pece of soltt mash Containing in all twenty Ackers more or less, 
sittuate liing and being in ye towne of oyster Baye Aforesaide, 
and bounded to ye south, with ye highwaye to ye west with John 
underbills lott, to ye East with A small Brook, with three lotts 
of medow, — turn over — {p. 127 Old A) — Thereunto Belonging 
one of them lying at or nere Cove neck and ye other two in ye 
towne home medowes, one lott of Clered land Containing five 
Ackers more or less, liing and being betwene, nathanell Sillvesters 
Lott and mathyas harvyes and natha : Colles, lott, with ye high- 
waye to ye south and ye sea to ye north, and one share of medow 
at matenecok, and halfe a Share of medow at ye south, one pece 
off land, Containeing forty Ackers more or less being ye poynt of 
Cove neck and ye one fiftenth partt of ye Remaindar of ye saide 
Cove neck, and one share or lott on hogiland, together, withall 
ye Right titell demand intrestt and pretence whatsoever he ye 
said Tho : Hartt hath or Ever had in and to ye premises, or Any 
part or parsell thereof soe transported as Aforesaide, By the 
Sd John Richbill, and Jeames loyde, to have and to hold ye Sd 
houses lands woodland Hand neck of land medowes marsh pas- 
tures Cominidge orchards gardens swomps water lakes woods 
undarwood wayes fencing and fencing stuff, and all and Singular 
ye premises with there and every of there, Apurtenanses, unto ye 
said Simon Cooper, his hayres and Asignes, unto ye proper use 
and Behoofe, of him ye Sd, Simon Cooper his hayres and As- 
signes for Ever, and ye Sd Robartt story and John Boone, for 
and on ye behalf e, of the sayd Tho: Hartt doth promise and in- 



144 Book A 

iage, to and with ye sayde Simon Cooper to give posestion of ye 
premises, and Every part and parsell thereof, and he to Enter 
and poses ye same from ye date of these presants, with warenty 
Against all parsons Claimeing from by or under him, them or 
Eyther of them, in or to ye premises or Any part or parsell 
thereof, in testemony whareof, we ye Sd Robart story and John 
Boone, by vertue of oure power Aforesaide, for and on ye be- 
halfe of Tho: Hartt have hereunto sett oure hands and seales 
this 27'^ daye of June 1681 

Seled and delevered in presanc of Robart story O 

william Richardsoon in ye behalfe of 

samuell spicer Tho : hartt 

obadiah willkins John Boone O 

hanry willis in ye behalfe of 

Tho: hartt 

(p. 128 Old A) — Be itt knowne unto, all men whome these 
presantt Instrament of writting maye Any wayes Consarne, yt 
I John Rogers of oyster Baye in ye north Riding af new yorkshare 
have Covenanted Bargined Sould and delevered unto petter pang- 
bourne two Accars of Land, lying and Being betwene ye two 
Cleffts; Being Bounded on ye south East side, with ye Edge of 
ye Clefiftt, on ye south with A whiteoake, on ye south Westt, 
with A red oake, and on ye north west, with a stake: ye saide 
parcell of Land as Above menshoned, I doe owne to have sould 
from me, my hayres and Asignes for Ever unto ye sayd petter 
pangborne tto him his hayres and Asignes for Ever, to have and 
to hold ; I doe Also iniage me my hayres and Asignes to defend 
ye sayd pangborne, him, his hayres and Asignes, in ye quiat and 
peasable posestion of this parcell of land, which I have sould him, 
and haveing Reseved full satesfacktion, to my Content, I have 
hereunto sett to, my hand,, and affixed my scale, this 9'** daye of 
march, in ye yeare of oure lord 1682 and in ye 34*'' yeare of oure 
Soveraine. 

Signed sealed and delevered John (R) Rogers O 

in ye presanc of us, his mark 

Mathyas Harvye 
Jeames Robertson 

maye ye first 1682 then this Abovesaid 
deed recorded is made voyde and returned 
to John rogers and his Asignes Againe wit- 
nes my hand, 
ttestes Tho: Townsend Peter Pangborne. 

This Instrament of writting wittneseth to All Christion people 
to whome itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne, know yee yt 
whareas I nickolas Simkins of muschedacove haveing A sartin 
parcell of land called and knowne by ye name of ye westermost 



Book A 145 

Httell Hand nextt Adioyneing to ye small neck of Land or Httell 
Hand soe called formerly given by ye Indions to Robart Wil- 
liams As By my dded of gifft from ye Indion propriators, Bare- 
ing date ye sevententh daye of desembar 1678: and haveing Re- 
seved and legall posestion given me of ye Above saide Hand or 
neck of land, from ye Indions propriators Acording to law I doe 
upon good Considerations moveing me hereunto haveing my 
daughter sarah maryed by Consent, unto william willson, Joynar 
now Residing att muschedacove, within ye previlidge and towne- 
shipe of oyster Baye, doe frelly give, Allynate and make over 
unto my daughter sarah willson now wife unto william willson, 
and unto my said soon in law william willson and unto the hayres 
of my saide daughter sarah lawfully Begotten Betwene my sayd 
soon in law william willson and my daughter — {p. 129 Old A) — 
daughter Sarah his wife for Ever, The moyaty or halfe partt of 
ye sayd Hand or neck of land as Abovemenshoned to have and 
to hold poses and inioye for Ever, without further Lett hinder- 
anc or molestation from me or Any from by or undar me for 
Ever, always provided and to be undarstood yt if my sayd daugh- 
ter sarh willson shall By providanc of god desease without Issue 
by my soon in law william willson, yt then and after for Ever 
during ye life of my sayd soon in law william willson, hee is to 
poses and inioye the Abovesayd land as his proper Right titell 
and intrest, But after his desease to returne to my daughter mary 
telyar and Samuel ttellyar her husband and there hayres lawfully 
Begotten, betwene them, upon ye same Conditions as Abovesaide 
and inserted. But if my sayd daughter mary tellyar shall desease 
ye wife of samuell tillyar without child or children, that ye saide 
lands Abovemenshoned to returne to me my hayres or asignes 
Againe to mine or there dispose for Ever, as witnes my hand 
and seale in muschedacove this 25"^ daye of march in ye yeare 
1682. 

Signed sealed and delevered, nickolas Simkins O 

in presanc of us 
ttestes Tho : Townsend, Towne Recordar 

This above written Deed is by ye unanimous consent of all 
ye ^ties therein concerned Dilivered up cancelled & made void 
May ye: 11 : 1687 : and they all gave order to have it here recorded 

by John Newman Recorder 

This Indenture made ye tenth daye of maye, 1682 Acording to 
ye Computation of ye Church of England witneseth, yt I Fetter 
pangbome, Cordwindar now Residing at oyster Baye within ye 
north riding of yorkshare upon longisland, acording to statute in 
such Cases provided, have place and putt forth my second sonn 
Edman pangborne an Aprintize, with and unto John Rogers hus- 
bandman of ye same towne and place, for and untill he be of ye 
full age of one an twenty yeares, from ye daye of ye date hereof, 



146 Book A 

during all which terme of time, ye said John Rogers doth Cove- 
nant promise and Agree, to find unto ye said Edmond pangborne 
his Aprintize, Sufiitiant meat drink and Aparell washing and 
Lodging suffitiant for such aprintize, and when ye said Edmon 
pangborne, Cometh to ye age of sixtene yeares, ye said Rogers 
his master doth iniage to delever him a good breding mare and 
a thre yeare old heffer, for his owne proper intrest, But during 
his Aprintizeship his said master to have ye owne halfe of ye 
increase mainetaineing ye princsaple, and at ye End of ye saide 
terme, to give him two sutes of Aparell ye owne for saboth dayes, 
and ye other for working dayes, with ten ackares of Land by 
huckellbery poynt soe called and two three yeare old steres, and 
if ye saide Rogers should desease, before the said Edmons sarvi- 
tude be exspired yt then he is to remaine with his now wife, and 
noe other parson, and if ye said Ann Rogers shall deasease allso 
before ye saide Edmons Aprintizeship, be out, yt then, he is free 
to returne to his father Againe with all gifts and profitts iniaged, 
in witnes whareof we have interchangeably sett to oure hands 
scales, in oyster bay daye and date Above writen, allso ye said 
John Rogers doth iniage to bring up ye said Edmond to reding 
writing and casting Acoumpts, Acording to ye Costome of this 
place 

signed sealed and delevered peter pangborne O 

in presanc of us John (R) Rogers O 

mathyas Harvy his mark 

Tho : Townsend this Indenture made voyde may 

IV^ 1682 

(p. 130 Old A) — Be Itt knowne unto all men by these presants, 
yt we ye Indions belonging unto matenecock upon Longisland, 
suskenamen sehor werah, haveing with ye whole consent, of ye 
rest of ye Indions, thereunto belonging, sould unto Isack Hornar 
of oyster Baye, upon Longisland, A sartaine partt or parsell of 
Land and swomp Lying and Being at bever swomp soe called, 
from A Chestnutt tree, upon ye hill nere ye high waye, from 
thenc to run East sixty Eyght rod, and ye midell of ye Brook, to 
be ye East bounds and from ye Aforesaide Chestnutt tree to run 
north one hundred and twenty rods to A Black oake standing 
betwixt two branches at ye run Called ye midell rim, halph of yt 
run and swomp to be ye line, from thenc Easterly sixty Eyght 
rod, to ye full vallew of ffifty Ackers be it more or Less for and 
in Consideration of : 7 : £ in hand to be payd, and three pound, 
at ye mickellmess after, and : 5 : £ ye fall following, which will 
be in ye yeare 1683, we the Aforesaide Indions have sould from 
us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes all oure 
rights, therein ttitlles intrest unto Isack Hornar, to him his hayres 
Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for Ever, peasably to pos- 



Book A 147 

ses and Inioye wittnes oure hands and scales this 26*'' daye of 
Aprill in the yeare 1682 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman X his mark O 

in presanc off us Sehor X his mark O 

Tho: Townsend werah X his mark O 

John wrightt 

oyster Baye Aprill ye 26*^ of ye yeare 1682 

Bee Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pres- 
ants maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt wee the 
Indions propriators of A sartin trackt of Land, Comanly Called 
and knowne by ye name of matenecoke, within ye pattin and 
towneship of oyster baye upon good and divors Considerations 
moveing us hereunto, have and doe ffrelly give as A free giftt 
Alynate and make over for Ever, fiftty Ackars of wood land 
upon matenecok unto Thomas Townsend of oyster baye, to him 
ye sayd Thomas his hayres or Asignes with free privilidge in 
timbar and graseing upon Any partt of Commans belonging to 
us, unsould upon matenecok soe Called for Ever, ye fifty Ackars 
of land Abovegiven and menshoned, Is Lying and being bounded 
as ffolloweth, on the north side of — turn over to ye other lefe — 
{p. 131 Old A) — The now ffutt path yt goeth to muschedacove 
whare ye old Cart path waye Cometh into the futt waye formarly 
made from oyster baye to muschetacove, ye first Boundar South- 
east, beginning at A reed oak tre on ye southside of ye sayd futt 
path ranging fifty rod west by ye sayd path to A small white 
cake tre, from thenc north one hundred and sixty rods upon A 
straight line, thenc East to A Chestnutt tree by us markt in ye 
hollow, from thence south one hundred and sixty rod to ye first 
boundar, ye which abovesayd fifty Ackars of Land more or less 
as Above menshoned and bounded, with free privilidges of tim- 
bar and grasing, we doe frely give and make over, unto ye Sd 
Tho: Townsend his hayres or Asignes for Ever, to have and to 
hold poses and inioye as his or there proper right titell and in- 
trest from us oure hayres Exsexetors administrators or asignes 
or Any from by or undar us for Ever, Justefying and mainetayne- 
ing him or them in there quiatt, Inioyement of ye premises, as 
witnes our hands and scales in oyster baye daye and date Above 
writen 

Signed sealed and delevered Suskaneman X his mark O 

in presanc of us Sehor X his mark O 

John weeks werah X his mark O 

John Wright 

oyster Baye Aprill ye 26'*' in ye yeare 1682 

Bee itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pres- 
ants maye Come or Any wayes Consarne, know yee yt we ye 
Indion propriators of A sartain trackt of land Comanly Called 



148 Book A 

& Knowne by ye name of matenecok, within ye paten and towne- 
ship of oyster baye, upon good and divors Considerations move- 
ing us hereunto, have bargined sould, and by legall posestion de- 
levered acording to law a sartain trackt of woodland upon matene- 
coke in quantety three score ackers more or les as bounded unto 
John ffexe of ye same place, to him ye sayd John and his hayres 
or Asignes for Ever, ye first bounds whareof beginning at Tho : 
Townsends southwest boundar by ye fut path yt goeth to mus- 
chetacove by his deede bareing date with this deed, and from 
thence west fifty rods to A sartain black oake tree on ye south- 
side of ye foresaide path, being a markt tree in ye line and 
bounds of muscketacove lands, and from ye said tree north by 
muschetacove line one hundred and seventy six Rod to a Chestnut 
tre by us markt, and from thenc East one hundred and forty rods 
to a small red oak markt, and from thence south sixtene rod to a 
Chestnut tree in a hollow, Tho : Townsends northeast boundar, 
thence west by ye reare of ye said Tho : Townsends land to his 
northwest bounder, and thence south one hundred and sixty rods 
to ye first boundar betwene him and ye sayd Thomas, we saye 
we have sould and delevered ye Abovesaide thre score ackers of 
Lands unto ye abovesaide John fexe to him his hayres or Asignes 
for Ever, to have and to hold occopy poses and inioye, peasebly 
as his or there owne proper right titell and intrest from us oure 
hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Assignes, or Any from by 
or undar us, for Ever as firmly to all intents in law as Could or 
might be drawne by Any deed of sale whatsumever, haveing re- 
seved, a valuable Consideration for ye same as witnes oure hands 
and scales in oyster baye daye and date Above written, 
signed sealed and delevered 

in presanc of us Suskaneman X his mark O 

Tho : Townsend Sehor X his mark O 

John weekes werah X his mark O 

{p. 132 Old ^)— Lusum tthe 22'^ of Aprill 1682. know all men 
by these presants that I Hope williams of ye place Abovesaide, 
have sould ten Ackars of plaines land, Joyneing to the west End 
of huntingtons mens plaines, from me my heyres or Asignes. 
unto Robartt Cellem, of huntington of ye East Riding to him 
hayres or Asignes for Ever, to inioye as there owne proper right 
and intrest, never to be molested by me nor Any under or from 
me, as wittnes my hand daye and date first Above written, 
Signed and sealed in presanc of us, Hope williams O 

John Townsend, senior 

Novembar tthe 16*'' 1677 know all men by tthese presants yt 
I suskaneman of longisland in ye Bounds of matenecoke in ye 



Book A 149 

parish of oyster baye, have bargined and sould, unto william 
ffrost, of ye said towne and parish shipwright, and to his hayres 
and Asignes, for Ever, for a valuable Consideration in hand re- 
seved one parsell of land liing and being in matenecok the quan- 
tety of ten ackers more or less, being bounded by the Cartt path 
on ye west side, on ye East side by A swomp side Called doytons 
swomp, on the south side bounded by ye sayde william ffrost, 
ten rods southwards of doytons sellar, on ye north side by the 
medowes, as witnes hereunto I have sett my hand and seale, the 
daye and yeare Above written interlined betwixt ye \y^ and \A^^ 
line 
wittnes wesell wessells Suskaneman X his mark O 

Job Wrightt 

Tho: Webb 
Aprill ye 3^ 1695 : The w*''in named Suskaneman Indian ac- 
knowledged this w^^'in written Bill of Sale to be his reall act & 
Deed Nathaneil Coles 

matenecok the 30''' of maye 1682 it was ordered and Agreed, 
and layde out A highwaye, betwene, Joseph Eastlands land and 
loras mots {Lawrence Mott's), land of six rod wide, home to 
John Coles land, and betwene John Coles land and Joseph East- 
lands lands six rod wide up ye hollow and soe to remaine 

(/>. 133 Old A) — Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to 
whome these maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, that 
whareas I Alice Crab of oyster baye now widow of Richard Crab 
deseased, did upon ye Asignement of A sartain deed of sale which 
I had from nicolas Simkins Bareing date ye 11**" of febrewary 
1669: which sayd deed I did Asigne and make over unto my Soon 
Adam wright onely reserving ye share of medow menshoned in 
ye sayd deed, to my proper use during my life as by ye sayd 
Asignement upon record will Apeare, know yee yt upon further 
Considerations, I Alice Crab widow Abovesaide, by vertue of my 
deseased husbands will, and ye letters of Administration to me 
granted, I doe by these presants frelly and absalutely give my 
said soon Adam wright full possestion of all ye lands swomps 
and medowes, menshoned within the Above menshoned deed from 
nicolas Simkins, presant from this said date to have and to hold 
poses and inioye to him and his hayres Exsexetors administrators 
or Asignes for Ever without Any further lett hinderanc or mo- 
lestation from me or Any from by or undar me for Ever, not- 
withstanding, in ye Asignement Any thing Entred to ye Contrary, 
as witnes my hand and seale in oyster baye this 4''' daye of march 
1681/2 before ye Signement hereof tis Againe Agreed yt I am to 
have ye use of ye saide share off medow during my life, and 
then to returne to my sayde soon Adam wright and his hayres 
or Asignes for Ever as Above menshoned 



150 



Book A 



Signed sealed and delevered Alice (A) Crab O 

in presanc of us her mark 

Tho Townsend 
John X Jones 
his mark 

Be Itt knowne unto all men by these presants yt I Samuell 
Andrews of oyster baye, in ye north riding of newyorkshare, Ex- 
changed one share of medow liing at ye bever swomp with Adam 
wright, for one share of medow being in ye great meadow upon 
hogiland, which was formerly anthony Wrights, but given unto 
ye saide Adam by his mother Alice Crab, ye Aforesaide Anthony 
Wrights Executors, I ye saide Samuell Andrews, doe Confirme 
unto ye sayde Adam wright all my right titell intrest of ye sayd 
share of medow at ye beverswomp nere unto henry Townsends 
feld to him his hayres Exsexetors or Administrators for Ever 
to poses and inioye without molestation or hinderance by me or 
Any from me or from Eyther my hayres or Exsexetors or Ad- 
ministrators as witnes my hand ye 2V^ daye of ye \2^^ mo Called 
febrewary in ye yeare 1681 

witnesed by us Samuell Andrewes 

Isack Hornar 
John feke 

(/>. 134 Old A) — Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to 
whome, this oure deed ofif Convayeanc maye Come or Any wayes 
Consarne know yee, that we ye Indions propriators of ye land 
Comanly Called and knowne By ye name of matenecok Liing and 
Being within the patten and towneship of oyster Baye, have and 
doe by these presants and upon good Considerations moveing us 
hereunto have Bargined sould and By presant posesion delevered 
forty Accars of wood land with a small Adition layd to itt by us 
on ye west side frely given, the first Bounds whareof begineth, at 
A great white oke tre northwest boundar and from thenc forty 
six rods, or thereabouts Easterly to a small Chestnutt tree, John 
davises northwest bounder, from thence southwardly one hun- 
dred and sixty rods by sayd John davises land, and Being the 
same bredth in the reare as it is in ye front, bounding on ye north 
to ye highwaye, on ye East by John Davis land, on ye south 
End and west side by ye Coman land unlayd out. Including within 
ye fore saide bounds forty six accars of land more or less as 
bounded, we owne and acknowledge to have sould and given to 
Josias Latting to him his hayres Exsexetors Administrators or 
Asignes to have and to hold occopy posses and inioye as his or 
there one proper right titell and intrest for Ever, from us oure 
hayres Exsexetors Administ or Asignes or Any from by or undar 
us for Ever, iniageing to defend him or them in there quiat in- 
ioyement of ye premises, haveing reseved A valuable Considera- 



Book A 151 

tion for ye same, as witnes oure hands and seales in oyster Baye 

this first daye of June 1682, 

signed sealed and delevered Suskaneman X his mark O 

in presance of us werah X his mark O 

Tho : Townsend 

Joseph Carpenter 

Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pres- 
ants maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, that wee ye 
Indians propriators of A sartain trackt of land Commonly Called 
and knowne By the name ofif matenecok, lying and Being within 
ye pattent and towneship of oyster Baye, have and doe by these 
presants upon good Considerations moving us hereunto have 
Bargined sould and by presant posestion delevered, forty Accars 
of wood Land unto John davis of matenecok, part of it Joyneing 
to ye south End of the ten Acars of Land wee formerly sould 
unto him whareon his dwelling house now standeth and ye other 
part lying on ye west side of ye foresaide Land, the whole bredth 
being fifty rod wide fronting to ye highwaye northward, and 
ranging southward, one hundred and sixty rods. Being bounded 
on ye East side part by ye land wee sould formerly to John 
robins and part by ye Common, and on ye west side by Josias 
Lattings land, which Abovesaid forty accars bounded as Above- 
said, wee doe hereby owne and Acknowledge, yt we have sould 
from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for 
Ever, unto ye Abovesaid John davis — {p. 135 Old A) — his 
hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes, to have and to 
hold occopy posess and inioye as his or there proper right titell 
and intrest from us or Any from by or undar us for Ever, In- 
iageing hereby to defend him or them in there quiat inioyement, 
of ye premises, haveing reseved A valuable Consideration in 
hand, for ye same as witnes oure hands and seales in oyster Baye, 
this first daye of June 1682, it is to be understood yt ten Acers 
of land abovemenshoned formerly by us sould, is Included within 
ye Abovesaide bounds, which makes it as bounded in all fifty 
Accers, signed sealed and delevered, 

in presance of us Suscaneman X his mark O 

Tho: Townsend werah X his mark O 

Joseph Carpenter 

This Instrament oflF writting witneseth unto all Christion people 
tto whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, that 
wee ye Indians propriators of ye lands, Comanly Called and 
knowne by ye name of matenecok liing and being within ye pat- 
tent and towneship of oyster Baye, have and doe by these pres- 
ants, and upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto, have 
Bargined sould and by presant posesion delevered, unto william 
Hudson and william ffrost of ye same place forescore Accars of 



152 Book A 

wood land upon matenecok ye first bounds whareof begineth at 
A small red oke tree, nere unto Josias Lattings, northwest, boun- 
dar, ranging west from ye said oke, one hundred and sixty rods 
to ye river, Called ye Hand swomp river, thence north by ye sayde 
river on ye East side fourescore rod to a white oke tre by us 
markt, from thence upon an East line, one hundred and sixty rod, 
from thence south forescore rod to ye first boundar, including 
within sayd bounds forescore Accars of upland and swompy land, 
the which we doe owne and acknowledge tto have sould and de- 
levered from us our hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes 
for Ever, unto ye Abovesaid william hudson and william frost, to 
them there hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes, to have 
and to hold, occopy posess and inioye, as there proper Rights 
titells and intrest, from us or Any from by or undar us, for 
Ever, further, iniageing to defend them there hayres or Asignes 
in there quiat inioyement of ye premises haveing in hand reseved 
A valuable Consideration for ye same as wittnes oure hands and 
scales in oyster Baye, this first daye of June 1682, it tis to be 
undarstood to defend them from all pretenses of Claimes. Inter- 
lined in ye deed, bettwene ye 13*^ and 14*^ lines before ye Asigne- 
ment 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman X his mark : O 

in presanc of us werah X his mark : O 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

(p. 126 Old A) — Be Itt knowne unto, all Christion people to 
whome these presants may Come or Any wayes Consarne know 
ye, yt we ye Indian propriators of the lands Comanly Called and 
knowne By the name of matenecok, lying and Being within the 
pattent and township of oyster Baye, doe By these presants and 
upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto, have Bargined 
sould and by presant posestion delevered forty Accars of wood 
Land unto Samuell Andras of oyster Baye, Joyneing to Thomas 
Townsends land, on ye northside of ye fut path yt goeth to mus- 
chetacove, ye first bounds whareof begineth at A red oke tree, 
Tho: Townsends southeast boundar, from thenc forty rod East- 
wardly to A great white oke, by ye high waye markt and being 
in length northwardly, one hundred and sixty rods, being bounded 
at ye south End by ye futt path and on ye west side by Tho : 
Townsends lands and on ye East side by ye high waye, and at ye 
north End by ye hollow, and at A white oke upon ye hill markt, 
and John fexes lands, including within sayd bounds fortty Acars, 
which we Acknowledge to have sould from us oure hayres Ex- 
sexetors Administrators and Asignes for Ever, unto ye Above- 
sayd Samuell Andras, his hayres Exsexetors or Asignes for Ever 
unto have and to hold occopy poses and inioye, as his or there 
one proper right titell and intrest from us or Any from by or 



Book A 153 

undar us for Ever, iniageing hereby tto deffend him or them in 
there quiatt inioyement of ye premises haveing, reseved A valua- 
ble Consideration in hand for ye same, as witnes oure hands and 
seales in oyster Baye this first daye of June 1682 Itt tis to be un- 
darstood to defend him or them from all Claimes or pretenses 
Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in ye presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

oyster Baye ye first of June 1682 then layd out by us under- 
written twelve Accar of land and swomp unto samuell Andras, by 
vertue of simon Copers right on ye East side of bever Swomp 
soe Called, ye first bounds begining at a red oke tre nere ye old 
Cart path, and from thenc thirty six rod west to A small Ash 
tre markt in ye swomp, and from ye first boundar fifty foure 
rod south to A white oke tree markt, and from thenc west thirty 
six rods, and then north fifty foure rod to ye sayd ash tre, north- 
west boundar, including within ye sayd bounds twelve accars 
more or less, he is by us ordered to leave out ye head of ye spring 
on ye East side of his land for A watering place to ye comman 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell CoUes 

(/>. 137 Old A) — This Instrament of writting witneseth to all 
Christion people to whome Itt maye Come or Any waye Con- 
sarne know yee, yt we ye Indions propriators of ye lands Com- 
anly Called and knowne by ye name of matenecok lying and be- 
ing within ye patten and towneship of oyster Baye, doe by these 
presants, and upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto, 
have bargined sould and by these presants delevered, fortty 
Accars of wood land unto Christopher hoackshurst of matenecok 
lying on ye northside of ye futt path to muschedacove, beginning 
at John woods south East boundar, ranging East on ye northside 
of ye sayd fut waye forty rod unto Jeames Coks southwest boun- 
dar, from thence northwardly one hundred and sixty rod being 
ye same breadth, at ye north End as he is at ye south End, 
bounded on ye west side by John woods lands, on ye south End 
by ye sayd futt path, and on ye East side by Jeames Coks lands, 
and at ye north End by ye Comans, including within ye sayd 
bounds forty Accars of woodland, ye which we acknowledge to 
have sould from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators and 
Asignes for Ever, unto ye Abovesaide Christopher hoackshurst 
his hayres Exsexetors Adminisf* or Asignes to have and to hold 
occopy posess and inioye as his or there one proper right titell 
and intrest from us or Any from by or undar us for Ever, In- 
iageing hereby to defend him or them in there quiat inioyement 
of ye premises, haveing reseved A valuable Consideration in hand 



154 Book A 

for ye same as witnes oure hands and seales in oyster baye this 

first daye of June 1682 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 

Joseph Carpenter 

Be itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pres- 
ants maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt wee ye 
Indians propriators of ye lands Comanly Called and knowne by 
ye name of matenecok, Lying and being within ye pattent and 
towneshipe of oyster Baye, doe by these presants and upon good 
Considerations moveing us hereunto, have Bargined sould and by 
these presants delevered, forty Accars of wood land, unto Jeames 
Cok, liveing at matenecok, ye first boundar whareof beginning 
at Christopher hoakshurst southeast boundar, on ye northside of 
ye futt waye to muschetacove, and from ye Sd bounder East- 
wardly by ye said waye forty rod to A black stump by ye said 
path side, from thenc one hundred and sixty rod northwardly, 
being ye same bredth in ye reare as in ye front, by ye fut path, 
being bounded on ye west side by Christopher hoackshurst land, 
on ye south by ye fut waye, and on ye East side and north End 
by ye Comans, yeett unsould, including within ye said bounds 
forty Accars of lands, takeing in ye bogs nere ye halfe waye tre 
soe Called, ye which wee owne and acknowledge to have sould 
from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators and Asignes for 
Ever, unto ye Abovesaide Jeames Cok his hayres Exsexetors Ad- 
ministrators, or Asignes to have and to hold occopy posess and 
inioye as his or there one proper right titell and intrest, from us 
or Any from by or under us for Ever Iniageing herby to defend 
him or them in there quiat inioyement of ye premises haveing re- 
seved a valuable Consideration in hand for ye same, as wittnes 
our hands and seales in oyster baye this first day of June 1682 
it is to be understood to defend him or them from all Claimes or 
pretences whatsoever, 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in, presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

{p. 138 Old A) — This deed of Convayanc witneseth unto all 
Christion people, to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
sarne know yee, yt wee ye Indion propriators of ye lands Com- 
anly Called and knowne by ye name of matenecok, lying and 
being within ye patten and towneship of oyster Baye, doe by these 
presants and upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto, 
have bargined sould and by presant posestion delevered, fiftene 
Accars of Lands unto Larance mott now Inhabyting at matene- 



Book A 155 

cok, the first bounds whareof begineth at A Chestnutt tree John 
Colles north East boundar, by ye swomp Comanly Called doyt- 
tens swomp, from thence Sixty Six rod South by John Colles 
lands to A great Chestnutt tree markt by ye highwaye, and from 
ye sayd tree East by ye sayd highwaye thirty six rod to an old 
Chestnut tre stump from thence sixty six rod due north, and 
then west, thirty six rod, to ye first boundar, including within ye 
sayd bounds fiftene Accars of land more or less, we undar writen 
doe hereby owne and acknowledge to have sould ye Abovesaid 
fifttene Accars from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators 
and Asignes for Ever, unto ye Abovesayd, larance mott, to him 
his hayres Exsexetors or Asignes, to have and to hold occopy 
posess and inioye as his or there owne proper right titell and in- 
trest, from us or Any from by or undar us for Ever, Iniageing 
to mainetaine him or them, in there quiatt Inioyment, of ye prem- 
ises, Against all Claimes or pretences whatsoever, haveing re- 
seved A valuable Consideration in hand for ye same, as witnes 
oure hands and scales in oyster Baye this first daye of June 1682 
Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

This Instrament Of writting witneseth to all Christion people 
to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt 
wee ye Indions propriators of ye lands Comanly Caled and 
knowne by ye name of matenecok lying and being within ye patten 
and towneship of oyster baye doe by these presants, and upon 
good Considerations moveing us hereunto have bargined sould 
and by presant posestion delevered twenty Accars of land unto 
Joseph Eastland, of ye same place or parish, ye first bounds 
whareof beginneth at ye oke tree standing at ye north west Cor- 
nar of his now inclosed lands by ye highwaye, from thenc west- 
erly by ye sayd highwaye sixty rod, from thenc south, upon A 
straight line sixty rod, by ye sayd highwaye, from thenc fifty 
two rod Eastwardly to Joseph weekses land, from thenc by his 
now Inclosed lands, Eyghty foure rod to ye first boundar, includ- 
ing within ye sayd bounds twenty Accars of land more or less ye 
which we owne and acknowledge to have sould from us oure 
hayres Exsexetors Administrators and Asignes for Ever, unto 
ye Abovesayd Joseph Eastland, his hayres Exsexetors, Adminis- 
trators and Asignes to have and to hold occopy posess and inioye 
as his or there owne proper right titell and intrest, from us or 
Any from by or undar us for Ever, Iniageing to mainetaine him 
or them in there quiatt inioyement of ye premises Against all 
Claimes or pretences whatsoever, haveing reseved A valuable 
Consideration, in hand for ye same as witnes oure hands and 
scales in oyster baye this first daye of June 1682 



156 Book A 

Signed sealed and delevered, Suscaneman his X mark O 

in presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho : Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

{p. 139 Old A) — Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to 
whome these presants maye Come, or Any wayes Consame, 
know ye yt wee ye Indions propriators of A sartin trackt of lands 
Comanly Called and knowne by ye name of matenecok, lying and 
being within the pattent and towneship of oyster Baye, have and 
doe by these presanc and upon divers Considerations moveing 
us hereunto have Bargined sould and delevered fifty Accars of 
wood land, lying and being upon matenecok unto John Underbill 
of the same towne and place, ye first bounds of ye sayd land be- 
gining at A sartain Chestnutt tree being John fexes northwest 
boundar standing in ye rang or line of muschetacove lands East- 
wards, and from ye sayd Chestnut tree, he is to range fifty rod 
by muschetacove line north to a small tree by us markt nere a 
rock upon A hill, from thence he is to run or range East upon 
ye northside of ye sayd Johns fexes land one hundred and sixty 
rod, being ye same bredth at ye East End as he is at ye westend, 
including within fifty Accars of land, ye which wee owne and 
acknowledg we have sould from us oure hayres Exsexetors Ad- 
ministrators or Asignes for Ever, unto ye Abovesaid John un- 
derbill his hayres Exsexetors or Assignes to have and to hold 
occopy posess and inoye withoutt lett hinderance or molestation, 
from us or Any from by or undar us for Ever. Iniageing to de- 
fend him or them, in there quiatt inioyement of ye premyses have- 
ing reseved A valuable Consideration for ye same, as wittnes 
oure hands and scales in oyster Baye this first daye of June 1682 
Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in presanc of us werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 

oyster Baye this \9^^ of June in ye yeare 1682 
Bee Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome my deed of 
Convayeance maye Come or Any wayes Consarne, know yee yt I 
nickolas Simkins of muschetacove within ye pattin and towneship 
of oyster Baye upon longisland Husbandman, witneseth yt upon 
good Considerations moveing me hereunto, have bargined sould 
Alynated and by presant posestion delevered unto Robart Colles 
and William thornycraftt, both inhabytants of ye Abovesayde 
towne and place, ye owne halfe part of my right of medowes 
fresh and soltt lying and being at ye south as formerly fell to 
me by alottment upon devition as then surveyed, it lying in three 
devitions upon three necks, namely ye 18**^ lott upon ye west neck 
devition, and lying upon ye littell neck, ye second devition being 



Book A 157 

ye tenth lot in nombar upon unkawaye, with A small Adition of 
fresh medow on ye East side of ye neck nere ye futt path as 
stands recorded ye third devition, being ye 4^'' lott in nombar 
lying upon ye fortt neck, I saye and doe hereby Acknowledge, to 
have sould ye one halfe of my right of medowes, as Above spese- 
fyed & Exsprest from me my heyres Exsexetors Administrators 
Asings for Ever, unto ye Above menshoned Robartt Colles and 
william thornycraftt Equally to be devyded betwene them there 
hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for Ever, to have 
and to hold occopy poses and inioye as there owne proper rights 
titells and intrests, without further, lett hinderance or molesta- 
tion, from me or Any from by or under me for Ever, haveing 
reseved in hand full satesfacktion for ye same as witnes my hand 
and seale in oyster Baye daye and date Abovewritten, and in ye 
34''' yeare of ye Raine of Chads ye second king of great brittaine 
france and Ireland &c signed sealed and delevered, 
in presanc of us nickolas Simkins O 

Tho: Townsend 
Ephraim Carpenter 

{p. 140 Old A)— Oyster Baye ye 22'^ of June 1682 Bee Itt knowne 
unto all people to whome this my deede of gifft maye Come or 
Any wayes Consarne know yee yt I Alice Crab, widow of Richard 
Crab of oyster Baye deseased, have and doe by these presants 
owne and acknowledge to have frelly given unto my soon Adam 
wright of ye same towne and place, ten accers of wood land for- 
merly layd out unto my brotherinlaw Anthony wright now de- 
seased, and to me willed as maye Apeare under his hand and 
seale, it lying and being nere ye head of ye mill river head at A 
place Comanly Called ye littell Hand, allso I doe hereby give 
to my abovesayd, soon, two shares of medow, lying on ye East 
side of bevor swomp Crick nere unto henry townsend senyors 
feeld, ye one share being my deseased, husbands Richard Crabs, 
and ye other share my Brotherinlaws Anthony wrights I saye and 
doe hereby acknowledge to have frely given ye Abovesaide ten 
Accars of land and two shares of medow as Above menshoned, 
from me my hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for 
Ever, unto my abovesayde soon Adam wright his hayres Exsexe- 
tors or Asignes, to have and to hold poses and inioye as his or 
there proper right titell and intrest from me or Any from by or 
under forEver, as firmly to all intents and purposes as might or 
Could be drawne by Any deed of Convayeance whatsoever not- 
withstanding Any thing by my will inserted to ye Contrary, as 
wittnes my hand and seale in oyster baye ye daye and yeare Above 
written Signed and sealed and delevered 

in presanc of us Alice (A) Crabb O 

mathyas Harveye her mark 

Tho Townsend 



158 Book A 

Oyster Baye on longisland 1682 

Know all men by these presants yt I georg dennes of ye same 
place doe give and grant, unto my grand Chilld, knowne by ye 
name of dennes wright all yt quantety of land lying nere ye 
plaines Joyneing to Adam wrights land Containeing twenty six 
Accars more or less for him ye sayd dennis wright his hayres or 
Asignes frely and for Ever, to possess and inioye as his owne 
proper right and titell, witnes my hand and seale in oyster Baye 
as Abovesayd this thirtenth daye of ye month Called Aprill 
wittnes franses (W) weeks georg dennes O 

his mark 
John X Longmed 
his mark 

An Adition granted and given in ye same deed recorded in ye 
other ffo: 141 

(p. 141 Old A) — I Adam wright father of dennes wright doe 
allso by these presants give and bequeve unto my soon dennes 
wright twenty six Accars of land Joyneing to my father georg 
dennes his land lying nere ye plaines being an Entyre quantety 
together, dated in oyster Baye on longisland this thirtenth daye 
of ye month Called Aprill, 1682 witness my hand and seale. 
Testes franses (W) weeks Adam wright O 

his mark 
John X Longmed 

his mark 

Know all men By these presants yt I nicolas Simkins now 
Inhabytant of oyster Baye on long Island in newyorkshare, have 
Bargined sould and made over from me my hayres Ex''^ Adm""* 
and Asignes unto Anthony wrightt, his hayres Ex", Adm''^ or 
Asignes all my right titell and intrest of A sartain house lott with 
A share of medow and Commonidge thereunto belonging. Lying 
and being next to samuell Andrass in oyster Baye as Abovesayd, 
for A valuable Consideration and full sattisfacktion as I have in 
hand Reseaved, and I ye sayd nicolas simkins doe by these pre- 
sants Alynate and Estrange from me my hayres Ex''^ Adm" and 
Asignes unto Anthony wright his hayres Ex". Adm" or Asignes 
to have and to hold for Ever, quiatly to posses withoutt Any 
moletsation from me or Any other parson by me, and I ye sayd 
nickolas doe firmly by these presants Eniage myself e my hayres 
Ex", Adm" and Asignes to save and keepe harmless ye sayd 
Anthony his hayres Ex" Adm""* or Asignes in wittnes hereof 
I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this twenteth Eyght daye 
of desember in ye yeare of oure Lord, 1670 

Signed Sealed and delevered Nickolas Simkins O 

In presants off 
Robartt howley 
Steven Jarviss 



Book A 159 

I under written doe Asigne and sett over unto samuell An- 
drewes all my Right titell and Intrest of ye within menshoned 
bill of salle ye medowes onely Exsepted as witnes my hand this 
28''* daye of desembar Anno : 1670 

wittnes Robar Howley Anthony Wrightt 

Steven Jarviss 

(p. 142 Old A) — Know all men By these presants yt I georg 
dennis of oyster Bay on longiland marchant, am holden and firm- 
ly bound unto Edward griffith, of ye Citty of London marchant. 
now resident in new york, in ye penall sum of one hundred and 
thirty foure pounds Curant mony to be payd unto ye sayd Ed- 
ward griffith, or his sartin Atturny his hayres Executors Ad- 
minst" or Asignes, for ye which payment well and truly to be 
made, I bind myselfe my hayres Executors and Administ^ and 
Every and Each of them firmly by these presants and for ye better 
securyty and sure payement thereof doe bind and oblydge my 
dwelling house at oyster baye afore sayde with ye Land thereunto 
Adioyneing to be Entered into and possessed by ye sayd Edward 
griffith, his Atturny Executors Administ" or Asignes, if failler 
be made in performance of ye Condition hereundar written, 
sealed with my scale and datted in new york this 3^ daye of de- 
sembar in ye ZZ^^ yeare of his maiestys Raine Anno domi : 1681 
The Condition of this oblyiation is such yt If ye Above bouended 
georg dennis his hayres Executors or Adminisf^ shall and doe well 
and trully paye or Cause to be payed and delevered unto ye 
Abovenamed Edward griffith or his sartain Atturny his hayres 
Esecutors Administ" or Asignes, ye full and Just sum of sixty 
Eyght pounds in Currant mony, or marchantable traine oyle to 
be delevered at ye bridge at new york at thirty shillings ^ barrell 
at or before ye first daye of Aprill next ensewing then this oblyga- 
tion to be voyde Else to be and remaine in full force and vertue 
Sealed and delevered in ye presance of georg dennis O 

Beniamin Blagges 
John westt 

Recorded in ye offiss of Records for ye province of new york 
in libra K : ffoll : 228 ye 27^^ daye of febrewary 1681 memorandom 
ye Right of Lands formerly Anthony wrights given at his death 
to his sister Alice Crabb to be recorded by her order. 

Viz : one house and home lott Containeing six Ackers and or- 
chard, ye lott bounded one ye East End and south side with ye 
high wayes and on ye north side with ye lott of land formerly 
Samuell mayhues, and at ye west End by his brother petter 
wrights home lott allso ten Ackare of land layd out on ye mil- 
river neck, nere ye Bridge at ye bevor swomp, allso two shares of 
medow in ye home medowes, one share lying betwene nickolas 
wrights and peter wrights medow and bounded on ye west End 



160 Book A 

with ye share of medow formerly nickolas Simkins ye other share 
lying betwene nathanell Colles medow and a share of medow 
formerly John Richbills, now possessed by simon Coper, further 
one holle right of medow, at ye south with a right of upland upon 
unkawaye neck, and twenty Ackare of plaines and a full right 
of Commans to ye house lott one right of Land and medow upon 
hogisland, and his partt of land at ye old planting feld so called 
being alowed by ye towne formerly besides his Equall previledge 
in Coman rights, this Entred ^ order of Alice Crab sepf ye S*'' 
1682 

^ me Tho : Townsend Recorder 

(/>. 143 Old ^)— Sept: ye 4*^ 1682 

Then ordered by me Alice Crabb under written, yt all the right 
and previledges of Lands and medowes given to my daughter 
Lydie wright by my deseased husband Richard Crabb as by his 
will maye Apeare datted ye 5^*^ daye of ye second month, 1680, 
Viz : one home Lott Lying and bounded as f olloweth on ye East 
of samuell Andrewes home Lott, fronting to ye highwaye or 
streete at ye north End, by ye highwaye into ye woods on ye 
west side, and on ye east side and south End with ye Commans, 
Allso A full right in Coman priviledges and one share of medow. 
in ye home medowes Lying betwene a share of medow now be- 
longing to simon Coper, and A share of medow, yt was formerly 
nickolas simkinses, I acknowledge this Abovesaide Right of Lands 
medowes and prevylidges abovemenshoned to Be my daughter 
Lydie wrights her hayres Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes 
for Ever, to poses and inioye peasably without further Leett 
hinderance or molestation from me or Any from by or under me 
for Ever, as wittnes my hand and scale in oyster baye daye and 
date Above written, signed sealed ans delevered 
in presanc of us Alice (A) Crabb O 

Tho : Townsend her mark 

Isack horner 

In ye yeare of oure lord 1682 

Bee Itt knowne unto all men whome this instrament off writt- 
ing maye Consarne, that I sarah williams of Lewsum on long 
Island, in ye north Riding of new york, doe Exchange twenty 
Ackers of land with my soon hope williams this Abovesayde land 
lying off ye East side of ye highwaye Against my orchard, five 
Ackars being clered of this land and ye hill whare my old house 
stands, reserving my garden, out of itt, this land abovesayde I 
doe make over my Right titell and intrest from me my hayres 
Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes or Any Just Claime, tto 
my soon hope williams his hayres Exsexetors administrators or 
Asignes This sayd land thatt I Exchang with my mother williams 
lying at ye springs being twenty ackers of itt, I hope williams doe 



I 



I 



Book A 161 

resarve my Right in Cominidge and twenty Ackers of plaines, 

which was belonging to ye land which I Exchang with my mother. 

Signed sealed and delevered in ye presanc 

of us hereunto I doe sett my hand Sarah (SW) williams O 

Thomas willetts mark 

Samuel Barnes 

{p. 144 Old ^)— oyster Baye ye 4*'' of septembar 1682, Then 
agred and fully Concluded betwene John feeks of matenecok, and 
Tho : miliar his former sarvant yt whareas there was A differance 
betwene them, about sum Easteat of ye sayd miliars, yt John 
feeks keept in his Custody for and in lew of A years sarvis, yt 
was still due to ye sayd feeks, tis Agreed yt John feeks is to 
have, ye hors of miliars now in Custody, and ye mare at flishing, 
and a yeare and vantage heffer, and ye remainder of his oats, and 
ye sayd miliar to keepe as his owne proper, what Else, he Can 
Justly Claime, purchased in ye time of his sarvis, further and 
in Consideration, ye sayd John feeks doth hereby promise to full- 
fill ye indenture to ye sayd miliar which is to be understood, two 
sutes of aparell fitting for A labouring man, from ye hatt to ye 
shoue, and ye sayd Tho miliar to be free his owne man and at 
his owne dispose, from ye sayd feeks from this date, as wittnes 
there hands interchangably to Each other daye and date above 
written, signed in presanc of us. Before ye signeing hereof Tho : 
miliar reseved of John feeks his Clothing Acording to Covenant 
ttestes Tho : Townsend John ffeeks 

John weeks Tho: X miliar 

This Instrament of Writting witneseth yt I Robart godfree of 
littelworth within ye township of oyster Baye, have Lett to farme, 
all my now improved lands and medowes at littelworth, unto Isack 
doughty and william Croker, to them there Executors or Asignes 
for ye full terme of seven yeares, from ye date hereof under- 
written, to occopy poses and improve as theye shall Cee Cause 
without hinderance or molestation, from me or Any from by or 
under me, they payeing and fulfilling to me or my order as fol- 
loweth : Viz : theye are to sett one hundred apell trese out into 
my sayd land, in order for an orchard, and fence it in with a 
thre Rayled fence, and keepe ye trese weell pruned, secondly 
theye are to paye to me or my hayres or Asignes three pounds 
yearely during ye full terme of seven yeares. in good marchant- 
able wheat at five shillings ye bushell, or Indion Corne. at two 
shillings six penc ye bushell, ry at three shillings ye bushell, and 
barley and oats and pease as it paseth betwene nayghboure and 
nayghboure, and ye sayde graine soe payd yearely to be payd to 
me or my order, at or before ye first daye of march, at the house 
of Isack doughty, but it is to be understood, ye one halfe of ye 
sayd rent is to be payd in good winter wheat, and ye sayd apell 



162 Book A 

trese are to be .planted out this insuing spring, and what apell 
trese more shall be sett out upon my sayd land by them or fenses 
made better, at ye Experation of ye time, shall be Alowed out 
of ye rent as honest men shall Judge, or If theye shall Cee Cause 
to build a house or baren upon ye sayd land it shall be payd or 
alowed out of ye rent, being valued as Abovesayd and to ye tru 
performance of this oure abovesayd agrement we have inter- 
changably to Each other subscribed our hands and sett to oure 
scales in oysterbay this 16*'' daye of ocktobar 1682, 
signed sealed and delevered to Robartt X godfre O 

Each other in presanc of us his mark 

Tho: Townsend Isack doughty O 

John (R) Rogars William X Crokar O 

his mark his mark 

{p. 145 Old A) — To all Christion people tto whome this presant 
writting shall or maye Come greeting. 

Bee Itt knowne unto all men by these presants yt I John 
hincksman Late of oyster Baye on Longisland have and by these 
presants doe Alynate Bargine and sell and have sould unto John 
dickinson of ye Aforesayd oyster Baye all and singular all yt 
parsell of land which I Exchanged and had of petter wright, with- 
all and singular all ye fencing medow and upland yt is or shall 
thereunto belonge with all other the appurtanances or previledges 
whatsoever to him his hayres or Asignes for Ever, for and in 
Consideration hereof ye sayd Jo : dickinson hath payde unto ye 
sayd John hincksman in broadcloth at, 18^ per yard ye full and 
Just sum of three pounds starling and twenty shillings payd in 
Liquars to ye towne of oyster Baye by ye hand of John dickin- 
son, also a quart of sack and halfe a pint off liquars to petter 
wright for ye Exchange, I wittness whareof I have hereunto sett 
my hand this daye of febrewary in ye yeare of oure Lord one 
thousand six hundred fifty nine 

Signed sealed and delevered John Hincksman 

in ye presanc of 
henry disbrowe 
John Loughton 

Bee Itt knowne to whome itt maye Consarne yt I henry disbour 
have sould my house and land and medow, withall other purten- 
ances thereunto belonging to John dickinson sen"" sould and Alin- 
ated from me and mine for Ever, to him and his for Ever and 
in Consideration, of ye fore sayd Agrement I acknowledge my 
selfe to be fully satesfyed to my Content, ye two words have and 
John dickinson is Interlined, whareunto I have sett to my hand 
this 14*'^ of novembar 1661 

Beniamin Hubard henry disbrowe 

ye mark X of Christopher yamans 



Book A 163 

(/>. 146 Old A) — Know all men By these presants yt I georg den- 
nis of new London marchant, have Asigned ordayned made and 
in my stead, and place by these presants put and Constituted, my 
trusty and welbeloved frend Cap* Thomas Townsend, of oyster 
Baye, within ye north riding of newyorkshare upon Longisland, to 
Bee my true and lawfull Atturny, to me and in my name and to 
my use to take ask sue, or levy requiar recovar, and reseave, all 
and Every such depts, and sums of monyes, which are now due, 
unto me By Any manar of wayes or meanes whatsomever, whith- 
in ye towneshipe and presinks of oyster Baye and Collony of new- 
york share, giveing and granting unto my sayd Atturny my hole 
powar and strength and Athority in and About ye premyses, and 
upon ye Resaipt of Any such depts, or sumes of money Afore 
sayde, Aquittances or other discharges, for me and in my 
name to make scale and delever, and all and Every sich ackt and 
acts thing or things, device or devices, whatsumever in law, for 
ye recovery of all or Any such depts, or sums of moneys, as 
Afore sayd for and in my name, to doe Execute and performe as 
fully and largly, in respeckt to all intents Construcktions and pur- 
poses, as I my selfe might or Could doe, If I ware there in my 
owne parson, ratefying, Alowing and holding firme, and stable, 
all and whatsumever my sayd Atturny shall lawfully doe or Cause 
to be done, in or About ye Execution, of ye premises, whareof 
I have hereunto setto my hand and scale in oyster Baye ye ZS*** 
of Agust 1682 and In ye 34*^ yeare of his maiesties Raine 
Signed sealed and delevered Georg dennis O 

in the presanc of us 
Mathyas Harvye 
Adam wright 

M'' Thomas Townsend new york 1682, ocktobar: 14*^ 
Sr : I have reseved yor letter datted ye first daye of this instant 
by which I Cee you are ye order of georg denis, and ye desiar of 
you for my order, of ye disposeiall of ye house and land belonging 
to georg denis Easteat but forfited to paye his dept, due to Ed- 
ward griffith according to ye tenor of his bond This shall sarve 
to ordar you to dispose of ye house and land of sayd dennises 
forfited, as Abovesayd to and for ye use of sayd grififeth, and tto 
sell ye same in and for such species as in ye bond is sett forth, 
to ye full Compleament thereof, withall Cost and damiges, all for 
redy paye, to be transported to new york with ye first oppertunyty, 
and if Any thing will Come Above ye valew of ye bond with 
Cost and Damiges, shall be for ye use of ye Easteast of georg 
dennis, and if less the remainder to be satesfyed as shall be due, 
this is my order who am ye ordar of Edward griffith Aforesayd 
in testemony whareof I have subscribed this letter and remain 
youre frend and sarvant 

guilam (Gulian) Verplanck 



164 Book A 

(p. 147 Old A) — To all Christion people to whome these presants 
shall Come, that I Thomas Townsend of oyster Baye in ye north 
Riding of yorkshare on Longisland planter Aturny unto georg 
denis of new London in new Ingland marchant, send greetting 
know yee that I ye sayd Thomas Townsend for and in Considera- 
tion of ye full sum of sixty Eyght pounds payd unto Edward 
griffith of London marchant, as Exsepted by his Atturny gulline 
vanplank of new york marchant, Being ye Just deptt due from 
ye sayd georg denis to Edward griffith and payde By Edward 
whitte of southhamton Carpenter in Consideration whareof By 
vertue of my powar from georg denis and order from gulline 
vanplank as Atturny to Edward griffith have granted Bargined 
and sould and By these presants doe hereby fully Clerely and 
absalutely grant bargin and sell unto ye sayde Edward white 
his hayres and Asignes for Ever, ye house lott of georg denises 
here in oyster baye withall houseing barens orchards gardens 
fenses properly belonging to georg denis and as they now stand, 
ye sayd lot being bounded on ye south side by Joseph Ludlams 
home lott, and on ye north side by ye high waye and ye East End 
bounded by ye streete, and west End by Ellce Crabs land allso 
one share of solt medow here in ye home medowes, bounded by 
Joseph Ludlams medow on ye west side and Josias Lattings 
medow on ye East and ye highwaye and ye south End, and ye 
ditch on ye north End, allso all ye Coman Rights and previlidges 
belonging to ye Abovesayd lott as stands Recorded in ye towne 
book of oyster Baye Exsepting onely twenty six Accars of wood 
land taken up by vertue ye sayd right and given by georg denis, 
to his grandsoon denis wright as by deede maye Apeare I saye and 
doe hereby acknowledg upon ye Considerations Abovesayd to 
have f rely and absolutely sould unto ye Abovesayd Edward white, 
as Above Expresed, with all rights, titell demand intrest and pre- 
tences whatsoever he ye sayd georg denis hath or ever had in and 
to ye premises or Any part or parcell thereof, soe transported 
onely Exsepting ye twenty six Acors as Abovesayd to ye sayd 
white to have and to hold ye sayd home lott houseing orchard 
garden medow and Coman rights and previliges fenses and fens- 
ing stuff as theye now are or stand, and all and singular ye prem- 
ises with there and Every of there Apurtenances unto ye sayd 
Edward white, his hayres Exsexetors or Asignes for Ever, and 
I the sayd Tho : Townsend for and on ye behalfe of ye sayd georg 
denis and gulline vanplank doth promise and iniage to and with 
ye sayd Edward white to give posesion of the premises and in one 
petickular for Every part and parcell thereof and he to Enter 
and poses ye same from ye date hereof with warenty Against all 
parsons Claimeing from by or under him them or Eyther of 
them, in or to ye premises or Any part or parcell thereof, the sayd 
house and land being mortgaged fjy sayd georg denis to ye sayd 
Edward griffith for sixty Eyght pounds as by ye morgage made 



Book A 165 

Apear Bareing date ye Z^ daye of desembar 1681 and for want 
of Comeplyance with ye time was forfitted by ye order of sayd 
— {p. 148 Old A) — georg denis and gulline vanplank have made 
sale thereof for ye payement of ye morgage as before inserted 
Acording to law in testemony whareof I ye Abovesayde Tho : 
Townsend By vertue of my powar afore sayde for and on ye 
behalfe of georg denis and gulline vanplank Atturny to Edward 
griffith have hereunto sett my hand and seele in oyster baye this 
IS"' daye of novembar 1682 Signed sealed and delevered in 
presancs of us Thomas Townsend O 

Simon Cooper 
Isack hornar 

new york ye 20*'' of novembar 1682 

I doe hereby acknowledge tto have reseved full satesfaktion 
for ye within oblygation and morgage as Atturny to the within 
written Edward griffeth and in his behalfe, I saye reseved 

^ Giulian verplanck 

Know all men by these presants yt I Edward white of south- 
hamton on long Island Carpenter, am holden and firmly Bound 
unto Edward griffith of ye Citty of london merchant in ye penall 
sum of one hundred twenty three pounds Curant mony to be payd 
unto ye sayd Edward griffeth or his Carttaine Atturny his hayres 
Executors Admi""^ or Asignes for ye which payement well and 
trully to be made I bind my selfe my hayres Executors and Adm" 
and Every and Each of them firmly by these presants, and for ye 
better security and sure paym* thereof doe bind and oblidge my 
dwelling house att oyster baye and land and medow thereunto 
adioyneing late belonging to and bought of georg denis to be en- 
tred into and posesed, by ye sayd Edward griffith his Atturny 
Executors admi""* or Asignes if failer be made in performance 
of ye Conditions hereunder written sealed with my sele and datted 
in new york ye 20'^ daye of nomb"" 1682 

The Conditions of this obligation is such yt If ye above Ed- 
ward white his hayres Executors or Adm" shall and doe well 
and truly paye or Cause tto be payd and delevered unto ye Above 
named Edward griffith or his Carttaine atturny his hayres Exe- 
cutors Adm" or Asignes ye full and Just sum of sixtty one pounds 
ten shillings Currant mony or marchanttable traine oyle to be 
delevered at ye bridge at new york at thirty shillings ^ barrell 
att or before ye last daye of Aprill next insewing, then this obly- 
gation to be voyde, Else to be and remaine in full forse and ver- 
tue, it is to be understood yt itt is to be payd in traine oyle at 
thirty shillings ^ barell : it can be procured otherwayes in sillvar 
mony according to ye oblygation above menshoned 
Seled and delevered in ye presants of Edward whyte O 

Simon Cooper 

Isack hornar the Abovesayd bond is payd and made voyd 

Tho: Townsend march 1682 



166 Book A 

(p. 149 Old /4)— oyster Baye ye 27*^ of ye 11'^ month Ano 1661 
Bee Itt knowne unto all men, by these presants that I Richard 
Latting and Josias, L, my soon Both of huntington, on longisland, 
EmeryCa doe hereby Acknowledg and confess, yt wee have, fully 
and Absalutely, sould all oure Right tittell and intrest, of ye house 
and house lott yt I bought of Ann Croker, and A share or right 
of ye south medowes as other men have, and one share of medow 
at matenecoke, and one share of medow, more on ye north side 
of ye said towne of oyster Baye withall other Rights previlidges 
and Apurtenances, that doe Any ways fall too, or belong to us 
within ye sayd towne bounds, of oyster bay unto Samuell An- 
drews Residing in ye sayd town, for satesfacktion yt wee have 
allredy Reseved, of him, and doe by these allso promise, and iniage 
to paye or Cause to be payd Any thing that Is due to ye sayd 
towne, or Any other parson or parsons, yt maye be Justly Charged 
on ye house or Any of ye Above menshoned lands soe yt we are 
to free him, from any such molestations, we saye ye {zve) have, 
sould and delevered all ye Afore menshoned premises, from us 
oure hayres and Asignes to ye sayd Samuell Andrewes, his hayres 
and Asignes for Ever to inioye without molestation, by us or Any 
from us as wittnes oure hands, ye daye and yeare, first Above 
written 

Sealed signed and delevered in Richard Latting O 

presanc of us. memorandum Josias X Latting O 

it tis Agreed upon yt ye abovesayd his mark 

latting is to doe foure dayes works towards 
ye mill at oyster baye and noe more 
henry Townsend 
Beniamin hubbard 

{p. 150 Old A) — Lewsum ye S'*' daye of Jenewary in ye yeare 
1675 know all men By these presants yt I mary willitts of Lewsum 
upon Longisland in ye northriding of newyorkshare have sould 
A parsell of plaine land to ye quantety of tenn pole in breadth 
and soe to runn southward untill he have by Estemation ye vallew 
of ten Accors Bounded on ye north End of Samuell Andrews 
of oyster Baye in ye same Riding and on ye East side Adioyneing 
to Richard harcutt, I mary willitts have sould unto John dickin- 
son senior of oyster Baye his hayres Exsexetors Adminisf^ or 
Asignes for Ever, pesably to inioye soe, I doe sell to him all my 
right Claime or demand from me my hayres Exesexetors Ad- 
minist" or Asignes for Ever at ye vallew of 2^ an Accor, given 
under my hand and scale ye daye and yeare Above written, for 
Consideration of ye Abovesd: trackt of land Reseved satesfack- 
tion, this being sould by ye willingnes and Consent of Tho : willits 
Eldest soon to ye Abovesayde mary willitts and given under his 
hand and scale ye '8^^ of Jenewary 1675 



Book A 167 

Sealed signed and delevered Mary (M W) Willitts O 

in the presanc of us Thomas Willitts O 

hope Williams Confirmed By Richard Willitts 

Richard willitts wittnes 
ttestes Tho : Townsend his hand febrey 22**» 1682 

oyster Baye febrewary ye 24*'^ in ye yeare 1682 
Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people, to whome this deed 
of Convayeanc maye Any wayes Consarne, know yee, yt I nathan- 
ell Colles, seneor, of oyster Baye, haveing A whole Right of lands 
upon hogisland. Being the twoantwenteth part, thereof as since 
devided by A lottments, doe Asigne and make over ye owne halfe 
of my sayd Right of lands at hogisland Abovesayd, unto my 
Brother Robart Colles of muschedacove to him his hayres Ex- 
sexetors Adminsf"^ or Asignes for Ever, from me my hayres 
Exsexetors Adminisf^ or Asignes for Ever, upon the Conditions 
as followeth that If the sayd Robart his hayres Exsexetors Ad- 
minst" or Asignes shall at Any time After ye daye hereof make 
sale, of ye sayd halfe right of land, that then I myselfe hayres 
Exsexetors Adminisf* or Asignes, Is to have ye sayd half right 
of land soe transported, at ye same valew which I sould it for 
which is fifty foure shillings seven pence, to ye tru intent and 
performance to Each other of this Agrement, we have, Inter- 
changably subscribed oure hands 

Signed in presanc of us Nathaneill Colles 

Tho: Townsend Robert Coles 

John wickes 

(/>. 151 Old A) — This Instrament of writting witneseth to all 
Christion people to whome it maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
sarne, know yee yt I Caleb wright of oyster Baye in ye north 
riding of yorkshare, upon Longisland, haveing Asigned to me A 
sartaine trackt of land at ye sedor poynt soe Called By my Brother 
in law Josias Latting, which land was formerly layd out to Ben- 
iamin Hubard now deaseased for six Accars more or less and By 
Agrement, After ye sayd hubbards desease to fall to ye Above- 
sayde Josias Latting his hayres or Asignes, and since Asigned and 
transported to me, know all men yt I Caleb wright have sould 
Alinatted and made over for Ever, ye Abovesayde six Accars of 
upland at ye sedor poynt or all ye right tittell and intrest there 
formerly belonging to Beniamin Hubbard, from me my hayre. 
Exsexetors Administrators or Asignes for Ever, unto Abraham 
Aling blacksmith now an Inhabytant in the sayd towne of oyster 
baye, to him ye sayd Abraham, his hayres Exsexetors Adminis- 
trators or Asignes to have and to hold poses and Inioye, as his 
or there proper Right titell and intrest for Ever, from me or Any 
from by or under me or ye sayd Josias Latting his hayres or 
Asignes for Ever haveing reseved of ye sayd Abraham Ating, 



168 Book A 

five pounds in hand for and in Consideration of ye premises as 
witnes my hand and scale, oyster Baye this 27'^ of Febrewary 
1682 and presance of us 

Tho: Townsend Caleb X wright O 

henry Townsend Jun*" his mark 

Stratford this first of november 1684 

whareas there was Agrement made betwene Robart williams, & 
the towne of oyster baye yt the sayd Robart was to settell but 
six famylyes at Lewsum, on longisland of which hope washbome 
is one, I ye saide hope doe give unto Thomas willitts of ye sayd 
Lewsum my previlidge thats made menshon of in yt Agrement 
in settelling there to him & his sucksesors as witnes my hand 
testes Samuell whelar hope (H) washborne 

henery williams his mark 

At a Towne meeting January ye O^ 1691 : 

To this meeting Came Thomas Willitts & Desired of ye ffree- 
hold*"^ to accept of him ye Sd Thomas for A townsman in ye 
roome of Hope washborne which the ffreholders all Granted as 
ffarforth as ye Sd Hope Washborne in this next above written 
Deed hath made his right to ye Sd Thomas willitts, and (that 
is to Say) in ye Roome of Hope washborne his Right which he 
had by the Town in ye Agreement between ye Town & Robert 
Williams made may the 2^ 1664 

Entred by order of ye flfreeholders by John Newman 

Town Clerk 

(/». 152 Old /i)— oyster Baye the 6*^ daye of march 1682 
This Instrament of writting witneseth unto all Cristion people 
to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yt wee 
Joseph Croker and william Croker Both of Oyster Baye and 
soones to William Croker of oyster baye desesed and hayres to 
all his lands and Easteat Acording to ye rules in Law and finding 
A transportt of A Sartaine house lott and previlidge herein oyster 
Baye signed By oure mother Ann Croker since ye death of oure 
father, unto Richard Latting and now in ye posestion of samuell 
Andrewes, as bought of ye sayd Richard Latting and his soon 
Josias Latting, <fe>now all men yt wee ye sayde Joseph Croker and 
william Croker, doe hereby Confirme ye sayde deed of sale as 
signed by oure mother unto Richard Latting and allso ye deede 
of sale from Richard Latting and Josias Latting unto samuell 
Andrewes, from us oure hayres Exsexetors Administrators or 
Asignes for Ever unto ye Abovesayde Richard Latting Josias 
Latting and samuell Andrewes there hayres Exsexetors Admin- 
istrators or Asignes for Ever to have and to hold poses and inioy 
from us or Any from by or under us or Any parson Claimeing 
A Right to ye sayd lands by vertue of oure fathers intrest therto, 



Book A 169 

wee haveing Reseved A valuable Consideration for ye Confirma- 
tion of ye same as wittnes oure hands and seales in oyster Baye 
day and date Abovewritten, 

signed sealed and delevered Joseph X Croker O 

in presanc of us his mark 

Thomas Townsend Recorder william X Croker 

henry Townsend Jun"" his mark 

These presants declareth unto All whomesoever Itt maye, Con- 
sarne yt I henry Townsend senior of oyster Baye doe by this 
give and make over unto my soon henry Townsend, the medow 
yt lyeth betwene ye land by ye mill and ye three runs, and his 
house plot here in oyster baye, and the south End of it by ye 
streete is soe broade as to Containe foure roes of aple trese as 
now ye treese doe stand, and it tis all now in his posesion, and 
ye north End is betwene ye trench on ye west side and his 
Brother Johns Lott on ye East side, and ye length of ye sayd 
plot of land northward is to be as long as his Brother Johns 
lott yt was Jeames Coks lott, I saye I doe give ye sayde medowe 
to my soon henry Townsend to make use of or dispose of it as 
he shall Cee Cause, Butt ye house plott with all ye treese yt are 
on ye sayde house plott I give to my soon henry Townsend on 
termes or Conditions as followeth, yt Is I give ye sayd house 
plott and treese To my soon henry Townsend and to his Liniall 
hayres of his owne body, but If he have noe hayres of his owne, 
Then It shall be given to his Brothers John, Robart or to there 
Children yt are males If Any Elce to ye fameles, But If my 
soon henry doe Cee Cause to will ye sayd land or orchard to his 
Brother or Brothers Abovesayde or Eyther of there Children 
his will shall Stand but if my Son henry dye and make no will 
it Shall be as aboveSd but if my Son henry Townsend dye and 
have no heir and have a wife his widow Shall have ye use and 
benefit of ye Sd house and house plott or orchard During her Life 
but after her decease ye Sd Land or orchard To be returned as 
above is required Quietly and peaceably — {p. 153 Nezv A) — 
And I have and do give and make over the above Said meadow 
and house plott on Terms abovesaid as witness my hand and 
Seal Oysterbay this 16^1^ of ye 2^^ mo 1683 

Henry Townsend senj"" O 
Signed Sealed and owned to be his Real Act and deed 
Test Thomas Townsend Recorder 

Oysterbay ye 29 of October 1664 

These presents declareth unto all whome it may any ways Con- 
cern yt I John Richbill Marchand of Oysterbay on Long Island 
In New England have firmly sold and Deliverd In present pos- 
sesstion one Shear of meadow on ye North Side of ye Sd Town 
Joyning to ye Sea on ye Noth Side and to henry Townsends 



170 Book A 

House Lot on ye South Side and Samuell Andrewes on ye west 
& to ye Sd John Richbills Meadow on ye Eastend unto Henry 
Townsend of ye Sd Town and place for Satisfaction in hand re- 
ceive In other meadow and by these presents do bargain and Sell 
and Deliver unto ye Sd Henry Townsend his heirs Execotors 
adm*' or assigns forever to In j aye without Molestation by me or 
any from me and do promise also to give ye Sd Henry Townsend 
a Confirmation from him I had it of as witness my hand and Seal 
ye Day and Year first above Written Signed in presence of us 
and delivered John Richbill O 

Signed in presence of us 
Mathias Harvy 
John Underhill 

I Daniel Whitehead do own and acknoledge my Selfe to be ye 
partie from whome Mr. Richbill had ye Above Written meadow 
and I do ratifie and Confirme what is above written Witness my 
hand 

Witness Nicolas Wright Daniel Whytehead 

Caleb X wright 
his mark 

(p. 154 New A) — This Instrument of v/riting or deed of con- 
veyance witnesseth unto all Christian people to whome it may 
Come or any wise Concern know ye that I Samuel Andrewes of 
Oysterbay within ye north Rideing of Yorkshire upon Long 
Island have and Do by these presents upon good Considerations 
moveing me hereunto freely Sell alinate and make over Unto 
Joseph Ludlum Cooper of ye Same Town and Riding severall 
Alotments of Land upon hog Island as Laid out Lying and being 
as followeth one Lot being ye forth Lot in ye Last Division Con- 
taining Six acres more or Less and one Lot upon Nobs hill so 
Calld being the twentieth In Number Containing four acres more 
or Less as Laid Out being eight rod wide and Two Small Lotts 
In ye Calf pasture one Number nine ye other Number Eleven 
being as Laid out in Quantity More or Less also one Shear of 
Meadow Lying In Three divisions part of it Lying at ye Westend 
of ye six Acre Lot forth Shear ye other part of ye meadow Lying 
upon ye Little Neck by ye Side of ye Great Creek further I have 
Sold unto ye Said Joseph a proprietors Right of all those Lands 
upon ye Said Island that Now remains undivided all which Sd 
Lands and Meadows as above Mentioned by their divisions Laid 
out and ye Right of Land mentioned not yet Divided I have freely 
and absolutly Sold alinated and made over from me my heirs 
Executors adm*""^ or assigns forever unto ye above Said Joseph 
Ludlum his heirs Executors adminisf^ or assigns To have and to 
hold occupy possess and Injoye as his or their own proper Right 
Title and Interest from me or any from by or under me forever 



I 



Book A 171 

as firmly to all Intents Confirmed by these presents as might or 
Could be drawn by any deed of Sale or Conveyance according 
to Law Whatsumever haveing receved full Satisfaction for every 
part and parcell thereof as witness my hand and Seal in Oyster- 
bay this 24'*^ day of may 1683 It is further to be understood yt 
if any part of ye meadows above mentioned be obstructed or 
Eclipsed by ye Rest of ye proprietors yt yn I am bound to mak 
it good out of ye Rest of my meadows upon ye Island. 

Samuel Andrewes O 

Signed Sealed and deliverd In ye presenc of us 
Tho : Townsend 
John Robinson 

Be it Known yt I henry Townsend Sey*" do by these presents 
Transmit assigne and make Over forever all my right Title and 
Interest to ye within Written deed to my Two Sons Henry 
Townsend and John Townsend from me or any other from by or 
under me forever to them my Sd Two Sons their heirs Executors 
or assigns To have and To Hold Equally Between them T° all 
Intents Constructions and purposes as Every it was mine by 
Vertue of ye within writtend deed and Confirmation forever as 
Witness my hand and Seal in Oysterbay this 6*'' day of march 
1683/4 

Signed Sealed and Delevered Henry Townsend Senj"" O 

In presence of 
Tho Townsend Recorder 
Daniel Townsend 

this assignement hath reference to ye bill of Sale from John 
Richbill Entered on ye other Side of this Leaf 

(/>. 155 Old A) — This Instrament of writting witneseth unto all 
Christion people to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
sarne know yee, that whareas my Brotherinlaw Anthony wright, 
of this towne deceased, did in his life time give frelly unto my 
soon Job wright, the house lott whareon he now liveth with all 
the Rights and previledges properly thereunto belonging, and 
ordered the towne Clark to record ye sayd giftt unto my soon 
Job wright, as Itt stands recorded in the towne Book of records 
of oyster Baye in page 74, Be Itt further knowne and manifested 
by these presants, that I Alice Crabb widow, being made solle 
Exsexetrixe of and to all the lands and Easteat of my sayde 
Brotherinlaw Anthony wright, as by his will maye Appeare, and 
Confirmed Administrator to ye sayd Easteat as Aproved by the 
Court of sesions, and Confirmed by the governar Edmund Andras, 
doe by these presants for ye further satisfacktion of my soon 
Job wright Confirme ye abovesayde home lott and previlidges be- 
longing to it Acording to ye tru intent and giftt of my Brother- 
inlaw as Stands Recorded as Abovesayd, to my soon Job, from 



172 Book A 

me my hayres Executroes Administr*°''5 or Asignes, unto my 
sayde soon Job wright his hayre Executors Administrators or 
Asignes to have and to hold poses and inioye peasably from me 
or Any from by or under me for Ever, as his or there owne proper 
right titell and intrest, as witnes my hand and seale in oyster 
Baye this IC^ daye of maye 1683 

Signed Sealed and delevered Alice (A) Crab O 

in ye presance of us her mark 

Tho: Townsend 
Joseph (J) Croker 
his mark 

{p. 156 Old A) — This Instrament off writting or deede of Con- 
vayeance wittneseth unto all Christion people to whome Itt maye 
Come or Any waise Consarne know yee, That wee Suscaneman 
and werah the Indians propriators of A sartaine trackt of Lands 
knowne by the name off matenecoke, Lying and being within ye 
pattin and townshipe of oyster baye and under the patronage 
and protecktion of his Royall highnes Jeames duke of york, have 
and doe Absalutely upon good Resons and Considerations move- 
ing us hereunto ffully Bargaine sell Alynate and for Ever make 
over unto Coro'^ Lewiss Morris A sartaine neck or trackt of wood 
Land upon matenecok Above menshoned lying and being 
bounded as foUoweth all the medowes being formerly sould 
lying upon the sayd neck are Exsepted by us, But the neck of 
land by us sould is Bounded south End by the lands wee ffor- 
merly sould unto william hudson and william ffrostt as by there 
deede bareing datte ye first of June 1682, and Recorded in the 
towne Book of Records of oyster baye in page 135 and the East 
side is bounded by the medowes and part of samuell tilliars land 
and John davises land and on the west side by the sayd lewis 
morris lands formerly purchased and partly by the medowes and 
the north End by the sound, wee saye and doe hereby Acknowl- 
idge to have sould the Above menshoned neck or trackt of wood 
land as bounded withall the timbar graseing swomps rivers minds 
minaralls previledges of whatt nature so ever, within the sayd 
neck or trackt of land, as bounded wee have sould, and by presant 
posestion delevered unto the Abovesayde Coro" Lewis morris 
his hayres Executors Administrators or Asignes to have and to 
hold poses and Inioye, as his or there proper Rights titell and 
Intrest for Ever, from us oure hayres Executors Administrators 
or Asignes or Any other parson or parsons from by or under us 
layeing Claime thereto for Ever, as firmly to all intents and pur- 
poses to ye sayd Coro" Lewis morris his hayres or Asignes as 
might or Could be drawne by Any deede of salle or Convayeance 
written Acording to law, haveing Reseved a resonable valew in 
hand to our full Content for the, same, as wittnes oure hands 
and seales in oyster Baye the fourth daye of Jully 1683 



Book A 173 

Signed sealed and delivered Suscaneman his X mark O 

In presanc off werah his X mark O 

Adam wrightt 
Samuell ttillyar 

This Abovesayd deed made voyd and of noe fexse {effect) by 
A new deed drawne And entred in page 167 as maye Apeare by 
Agrement and order of Coro" moris 

{p. 157 Old ^)— oyster Baye the A'^ of Jully 1683 

Then Reseved of Tho : Townsend ffull satisfacktion in sillvar 
mony for the neck of land sould to Lewis morris as by the deede 
bareing date with this our resaipt, we saye Reseved by us as 
wittnes our hands 

wittnes, nathanell Colls Suscaneman his X mark O 

Samuell ttillear werah his X mark O 

Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pres- 
ants maye Come or Anywayes Consarne know yee, that wee 
Suscaneman and werah both Indions and propriators of ye lands 
Conianly Called and knowne by ye name of Matenecok, lying and 
being within the pattent and township of oyster Bay doe by these 
presants and upon good Considerations moveing us hereunto, 
have bargained sould and By presant posesetion delevered thirty 
Accars of wood land unto John Rogers Inhabyatant of ye same 
towne and place, the sayd lands lying and being on the north side 
of the futt path that people doe now travell in from Oyster baye 
to Muschedacove the first bounds whareof begineth at A whit 
oak tree markt by the highwaye yt runneth downe ye hollow on 
ye East side of samuell Andras lands, which sayd tree Is his 
southwest bounder, and from thence Eastwardly thirty rod to A 
small tree markt on ye north side of ye sayd futt path, from 
thence northwardly one hundred and sixty rod, being ye same 
breadth at ye north End being bounded on ye west side by ye 
highway, on ye south End by ye futt path and on ye Est side by 
Christopher hoacks hursts {Haivxhtirsts) land, and at ye north 
End by ye Coman, Inclewding within ye sayd Bounds thirty Ac- 
cars of wood land which we Acknowlidge to have sould from us 
our hayres Executors Admin*^ or Asignes for Ever, unto ye 
Abovesayd John Rogers his hayres Executors Adminis* or 
Asignes to have and to hold occopy poses and inioye as his or 
there one proper right titell and intrest from us or Any from by 
or under us, or Any other layeing Claime thereunto for Ever 
Iniageing hereby to defend him or them, in there quiatt inioye- 
ment of ye premises haveing reseved A valewable Consideration 
in hand for ye same as witnes our hands and seals in oyster baye 
this first daye of June 1682 



174 Book A 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman X his mark and O 
in the presance of us werah X his mark and O 

Tho : Townsend, Recorder 
John Robinson 

(p. 158 Old ^)— oyster Baye Jully ye 4*^ 1683 
Bee Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome this maye 
Come or Any wayes Consarne knowe yee, that whareas ye towne 
of oyster baye obtained A Lisence from governar Edmund An- 
dras ye 19'^ of ocktobar 1677 and in petickular granted in the 
name of henry Townsend and Capt: .Thomas Townsend, for ye 
purchaseing of the lands there spesefyed within there patten of 
oyster baye, and by vertue of ye sayd lisence haveing since made 
A purchase by vertue of ye same A sartaine neck or poynt of 
wood land upon matenecok of Suscaneman and werah ye knowne 
propriators of ye Same for Coronall Lewiss morris and in his 
name written signed sealed and delevered the 4*'' of Jully 1683 
and recorded in ye towne book of records of oyster baye in page 
156, and there resaipt of full payment for ye premises Entred in 
page 157, by vertue whareof be Itt knowne yt whareas I made ye 
bargaine with ye sayd Indions for ye sayd neck or poynt of wood 
land as Abovesayd, and by ye request and desiar of ye sayd 
Coronall Lewis moriss yt ye deed for ye same might be drawne 
in his name, and to take of all further pretences or Evell sur- 
miseings as to Any further Claime to Any part thereof, or my 
hayres to ye premises by vertue of these presants doe disclaime 
any further pretence or right to ye sayd neck' or poynt of wood 
land for Ever, but to remaine to ye sayd Coronall Lewis moriss 
his hayres or Asignes for Ever, Acording to ye tennure of his 
grand deed from Suscaneman and werah bareing date as Above 
sayd as wittnes my hand and seale day and date Above written 
in j)resance of Tho : Townsend O 

william Bikley 
Samuell tiller 
Adam wrightt 

This Abovesayd Instrament of writting is made voyd by A 
second Confirmation drawne in Coro" Lewis moris name and 
Entred in page 167 as maye Apeare by Agrement and order of 
Lewis moris 

{p. 158 Nciv .4)— Oysterbay July ye 4*^^ 1683 
This Instrument of writing Witnesseth unto all Christian peo- 
ple To whome it may Come or any wise Concern Know ye that 
we Suscaneman and Werah Indians, and the Known proprietors 
of ye Lands Commonly Calld and Known by ye name of mat- 
inecock, Lying and being within ye patent and Township of 
Oysterbay, being ordered and appoynted by ye rest of ye In- 
dians Concernd with us, In ye Sd Lands to make Sale thereof 



Book A 175 

to ye Inhabitance of Oysterbay as we Shall See cause, and having 
a neck of Land Lying and being Between ye Beaver Swamp and 
Chagchageing Swamp so Calld, have upon good Considerations 
moving us hereunto Bargaind Sold by Present possession Deliverd 
ye Said Neck of Land unto henry Townsend, Senj"" and to his 
Two Sons Henry Townsend and John Townsend of oysterbay as 
there own proper rights titles and Interests forever ye first bounds 
whereof Begining at ye Said Beaver Swamp River (being ye 
North east) bounder of Isaac Horners Lands and from thence 
by ye North line of ye Sd Isaacs Land to a red oak tree at ye 
head of a little Swamp upon a hummak of upland Markt being 
ye Sd Isaacs North west bounder and from thence by ye path or 
highway to Matinecock on ye West side of ye Said highway from 
ye red oak tree aforesd they are to rainge a Cross ye neck by ye 
Said way to a Tree marked by ye Branch or River Called Chage- 
chagen river at ye Going over and from thence Including all ye 
Upland and Swamps timber and Grass and all other profits Bene- 
fits Immunities thereunto belonging upon ye Said Neck of land 
as above — (p. 159 Nezv A) — Said as bounded and from ye main 
Stream of ye Beaver Swamp to ye Main Stream of Chagechagen 
Swamp and thence Northeast or thereabouts Between ye Sd 
streams from ye highway or path abovesaid to ye head of ye 
meadows Calld ye Beaver Swamp meadows which Sd meadows 
being formerly Sold by our predesessors to ye Inhabitance of 
Oysterbay also we Except a Small Slipe of Low Swamp land 
Which we have given unto Tho: Townsend of Oysterbay Joyn- 
ing to his Meadow there and Lying on ye North Side of ye old 
Indian path and so to ye foot of ye hill fronting against his Said 
Meadow but all which Sd Neck of Land Swamp Timber and 
other profits thereunto belonging as above Said Lying between 
the Two Streems and bounds Southward and meadows and Tho : 
Townsends Slipe of Swamp as aboveSaid we do own and Acknol- 
edge to have freely and absolutly Sold and by present possession 
deliverd Unto Henry Townsend Senj"" and his Two Sons Henry 
Townsend and John Townsend with free priviledge of Grassing 
for their Cattle and Timber for their use Elsewhere upon our 
Lands upon Matinecock Unsold to them and their heirs To have 
and To hold Executors admi'"^* or assigns all and Singular ye 
Said Neck of Land and premises before recited to occupy possess 
and Injoye as their own proper Rights Titles and Interests for- 
ever from us our heirs Executors administrators or assigns or 
any other Indian or Christian Laying Claim thereto forever also 
Ingaging to maintain and Defend them their heirs or assigns In 
their peaceable Injoyment of ye premises being hereunto bound 
and Obliged as firmly to all Intents and purposes as might be 
Drawn or written by any deed of Sale or Conveyance Whatsom- 
ever according to Law and having received a Valuable Considera- 
tion In hand to our full Content for ye Same we do hereby 



176 Book A 

acknoledge this our deed by Subscribing our hands and fixing 
our Seals for and on ye behalf of our Selves and all ye Other 
Indians Concerned with us in ye Said Land forever Signed Sub- 
scribed day and date above written in Oysterbay and in the five 
& thirty year of ye Reign of King Charles the Second King of 
Great Britian France and Irland &c in ye deed ye words and 
thence Interlined between ye 24*^ and 25**^ Lines and ye words 
and Singular Interlined between ye 41 & 42*^^ lines before ye 
Sealing hereof 

Signed Seald and Deliverd Suskeneman his X mark & O 

In ye presence of Werah his X mark and O 

Tho : Townsend Recorder 
John Robinson 

{p. 160 Old A) — This Indenture made ye three and twentyeth 
daye of June In the three and twentyeth yeare of his maie^*® 
Raine, Anno: 1671 Betwene John dickinson of oyster Baye on 
Long Island of ye one partt and Capt. Richard moris and Company 
of ye other part wittneseth that for and in Consideration of a val- 
ewable sum to ye sayd John dickinson before ye Asigneing and 
sealing hereof in hand payd by Capt. Richard moris, ye sayd John 
dickinson hath given granted Bargined and sould, and by these 
presants doth give grant bargin and sell unto ye sayd Capt. Rich- 
ard moris and Company there hayres Executors and Asignes : all 
his right titell and intrest, which at this presant time the ye sayd 
John Dickinson hath to : and upon A Certaine Island Commanly 
Called and knowne by ye name of hog island sittuate Lying and 
being nere Oyster baye upon longisland, together with all ye grass 
and wood upon ye sayd land groing and standing with all and 
singular ye proffits and previledges & advantages that doth belong 
unto me for and by ye premises To have and to hold unto ye 
sayd Richard moris and Company all my sayd land upon ye sayd 
hogisland, with all ye proffitts & previlidges thereunto belonging 
unto ye proper use and behoofe of ye sayd Capt. Richard moris 
and Company there hayres and Asignes for Ever and moreover 
ye sayd John dickinson for himself his hayres and Exsexetors 
Covenanteth to and with ye sayd Capt. Richard moris and Com- 
pany, that ye sayd land upon hogisland which, he hath now by 
these presants sould him is at this presant free and Cleare of and 
from all manar — {p. 161 Old A) — of former giftts grants bargins 
salles feofoments Alynations Intailes wills Lesess Joynters stat- 
utes Recognizances oblygations Covernants promises Judgments 
Executions fines forfytures and Amercements, and all other 
Charges demands and incumbaranses whatsoever, hereto fore had 
made or done by me or Any other By or through my meanes 
asignement or procurement whatsoever, and ye sayd John dick- 
inson doth further Covenant to and with ye sayd Richard moris 



Book A 177 

and Company there hayres and Asignes, yt he will Indemnyfy 
l^and) save harmless ye sayd Capt. moris and Company there 
hayres Executors and Asigns of and from all Claimes of all par- 
sons whatsoever, In wittnes whareof ye sayd John dickinson hath 
hereunto sett his hand and seale In new york ye day and yeare 
within written 

Signed Sealed and delevered John dickinson O 

In presants 

ye mark of 
Edmund X wright 
John sharp 

I doe hereby Asigne and make over all my Right ttitell and In- 
trest to the within Bill of salle and to the Lands therein men- 
shoned unto henry Townsend Junior and John Townsend of 
oyster Baye and to there hayres and Asignes for Ever, as wittnes 
my hand ye 2V^ 9^'- 1683 

Being presant Lewis morris 

John pell 
william Bickley 

(/>. 162 Old A) — oyster Baye this 6*'' daye of Jenewary 1665 
Be Itt Knowne unto all men by these presants, that I Jacob 
young oflf oyster baye for and in Consideration, of paye to my 
satisfacktion I have in hand reseved, I have fully and Absalutely 
sould and by these presants doe delever up all my right ttitell 
and intrest of my share of medow on ye west side of matenecok 
krick yt I had of the towne of oysterbaye unto nathaniell Colles 
of oyster baye in ye north riding, I saye I have sould and de- 
levered by this : up ye sayd medow from me and my sucksesors 
to him ye sayd nathanell and his suckserors for Ever to have and 
to hold as his or there owne proper right and intrest without 
molistation of us or Any from us, as wittnes my hand and seale 
ye sevententh yeare of Charles ye second king of England 
in ye presance of us Jacob Youngh O 

henry Townsend 
Tho: Townsend 

Asigned the within written Bill of salle over from me my hayres 
and sucksesors or Asignes for Ever, unto my unkel Christopher 
hoackshursts {Haivxhursts) hayres or Asignes as firmly as Ever 
Itt was mine for Ever, as witness my hand in oyster baye this 
IS**' daye of desember 1683 

Signed and delevered Nathanell Colles 

in presance of us 
Tho : Townsend 
John weeks 

Bee Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome this writ- 
ting maye Come or Any wise Consame know yee yt whareas my 



178 ' Book A 

late husband John Colles deseased did on his last will and teste- 
ment bequeve unto me his wife ann Colles under written, all his 
lands and Easteate ye moveables to be at my dispose, as ye sayd 
will maye Exspress, and all his lands then posesed of to be at my 
disposistion during my life, and after my desease tto returne unto 
his soon soloman Colles, be it by these presants further knowne 
yt now intending to Change my Condition, by mariedge with one 
william lines, and before confirmation thereof doe frely give and 
grant, and by these presants frely Asigne and confirme upon my 
sayd soon solloman Colles, ye owne halfe of all ye lands and pre- 
viledges yt was his fathers to settell upon and improve as his 
owne proper right when he Comes of age, to inioye for Ever, 
without molistation from me, or Any from by or under me for 
Ever, but if I shall or should desease before my sayd soon Comes 
to ye Age of 21 yeares, this agrement or Asignement shall noe 
wayes Eclips his fathers will, but Emediately to take posestion of 
ye whole intrest acording to will : to which I subscribe my hand 
and sett to my scale matenecok ye first daye of Jenewary 1683 
provided and be it inserted that my soon soloman shall have ye 
one half of ye lands and previledges as Abovesayd to settell and 
improve, but not to Imbezell or make salle during my life, without 
ye Consent of myselfe and husband wittnes oure hands 
Signed sealed and delevered Ann X Colles her mark O 

in presance of us william X lines his mark O 

Josias X Latting william frost 

Jeames X Cok Samuel tilliar 

daniell Colles 

(/?. 163 Old A) — This twentyeth sixth daye of ye Eleventh month 
Called Jenewary in the yeare 1680, I John dickinson of oyster 
baye upon Longisland in newyorkshare being weak of body: butt 
in parfeckt memerory, and understanding, Blesed be unto ye lord 
to declare my last will this daye Above bareing datte ffirst unto 
my soon Joseph dickinson ye Lands and medow which I have 
seteled upon him, to remaine his hayres Exsexetors or Asignes 
forever, unto my daughter Elyzabeth five shillings, with yt she 
hath Aredy had to be her full portion tto marcy my daughter I 
give five shilings with yt she hath had to be her full portion, 

I give and bequeave unto my wiufe Elizabeth dickinson ye 
ordering and disposeing of my whole Eastate unto my six young- 
est Children, Viz : Lidiah, mahetebell samuell, hanah, Jeames, 
Jabise, soe long as she contineus a widow, but if she mary Againe, 
then these my six youngest Children, when as sone as She is 
maryed and all depts defrayd, my wife Elizabeth shall have her 
thirds out of this my Easeate, ye remainder to be devided onely 
Jabiss to have a dobell portion out of itt, and if there part or 
portione by valuation of suffitiant honest men, be more to one 
person than what I have given unto my soon Joseph, yt then 



Book A 179 

they are to make him Equall in portion to them out of theres, 
and as for my soon Jabiss, I desiar he maye abide with his mother 
and be A help unto her soe long as she Seese meete, and Ifif he 
should be soe yt she is minded he should be from her, then I 
desiar yt he may live with Joseph, and he to have ye Eastcat with 
him, and if ye aforeSd Jabiss dye, whilst with ye sayd Joseph, 
then Joseph is to have his Eastate but if he should dye whilst 
with his mother, then ye Easteate to fall unto his mother, but If 
he should out Live his mother, and then he to goe to Joseph my 
soon, and ye sayd Joseph should dye, then I desier my overseares 
to be Assistant unto him, yt he maye be provided for if soe it 
should please almighty god to take them awaye by death, and 
those whome I doe intrust with ye overseing, yt this my last will 
be Acording unto my desiar herein are John underbill, S"" John 
ffexe S'' and my soon Joseph dickinson, whome I hope will doe 
there best indeviours to ffullfill this my last will, 

witnesed By John dickinson O 

ttestes Tho : Townsend 
Thomas weekes 

(p. 164 Old A) — Know all men by these presants yt I Greisell 
sellvester ye Relick & widow of Cap* nathanell silvester, of shelter 
Island, in ye County new york for divars good Causes and Con- 
siderations me hereunto moveing, as also for & in ye Considera- 
tion of ye full & Just sum of twenty & three pounds, of good 
curant Sylvar mony of this goverment alredy by me in hand 
reseved, doe Alynate Bargaine make over, & from me & mine for 
Ever sell, and by these presants have Allynatted Bargained made 
over, & from me & mine for Ever hereafter firmely sold unto 
Edward white of oyster Baye in ye queues County of york, & 
to his hayres Executors Adminisf"^ & Assignes for Ever, all yt 
my lott of Land Lying & being in oyster Baye Abovesayde, being 
by Estemation five Accars of Land be ye same more or be it Less, 
as it is this daye flfenced & bounded East by ye land of simon 
Cooper, south by ye maine streete of ye sayd oyster baye, & 
westt by ye Lott of Land, yt of Latte did belong unto Robartt 
story : & north by ye Rhoade or Harbour belonging unto ye sayd 
oysterbaye, together with all previlidges benefitts Comanidges 
Easments, proffitts & Comodetyes whatsoever unto ye sayd Lott 
of Land doth Any waye belong, or in Any wise, unto ye same 
apertaine together with all medow or medowe land to ye same 
Lott belonging, with all orchards gardens & fenceing whatsoever 
is Eyther standing or Lying upon ye same as it is Above Exsprest 
for him ye sayd Edward white his hayres Executors Adminisf* 
& Asignes, for Ever hereafter to have & to hold poses occopye 
& inioye as his or there free land in fee simple for Ever, without 
Any ye Least Leett troblle hinderance or Disturbance of me ye 



180 Book A 

sayde grizell Sylvester my hayres Exscutors Adminisf^ or Asignes 
or Any other ^son or parsons whatsoever by from or under 
me, or my Latte desease husband Claimeing or makeing Any 
Titell or Claime to ye sayd Lott of Land, or Any priviledge beny- 
fitt or Comodetty unto it or Any partt or ^sell of itt as itt is 
Above Exspresst & bounded, I haereby warentizeing and Avouch- 
ing, ye sayd Lott of land all and Every partt and parsell, of land 
thereof to be free from all former bargaines salles grants or mor- 
gages whatsoever, & doe hereby bind & iniage my self my hayres 
Executors Adminisf^ to signe scale & delever Any further deed 
or better bill of salle for ye sayd lott of Land, as he ye sayd Ed- 
ward white shall by his Learned Counsell in the law gitt drawne 
& bring unto me or them soe to signe scale & Delever in wittnes 
whareof and for ye more sure Confirmation hereof, I doe hereby 
owne & Acknolidge to have given & granted unto him ye sayd 
Edward whit full free & lawfull posesion of all & every part 
ther of, & there upon have hereunto sett my hand & fixed my 
scale in shellter Island abovesayd this 29'^ daye of Jenewary 
1683/4 griscll sellvester O 

signed sealled & dclevered 
with possesion given in ye presance of 
John whiller 
william brinly 
petter Silvester 

this within bill of salle was owned by ye within named grissell 
Silvester to be her actt and deed datted in south hold this 4*'' 
of febrewary 1683/4 ^ Isack Arnald Justis of ye peace for the 
County of sufifolk on longisland 

(p. 165 Neiv A) — These presents Declareth unto all that it may 
any ways Concern that I henry Townsend Senj*" of Oysterbay on 
Long Island in ye north Riding do by this Give and make over 
unto my Son henry Townsend the meadows yt Lyeth between ye 
Lain by ye mill and ye three runs and his house plott here in 
oysterbay ye Southend of it by ye Street is so broad as to Con- 
tain four Rowes of apletrees as now ye Trees do stand and it is 
already in his possession and ye Length of ye Ground Northward 
is ye Length of James Cocks Lot that was, but now it is my Son 
Johns Lot and ye East bounder is my son Johns Lot and ye west 
bounder is ye trench I Say I do give ye Sd Meadow and house 
plott unto my Son henry Townsend and his heirs forever as 
fully and as largely as it was Mine as witness my hand. Mem- 
orandum it is to be understood ye aboveSd is to my Son henry 
Townsend his heirs Executors and assignes as witness my hand 
and Seal in Oysterbay ye 6*'' day of march 1683/4 

Henry Townsend Senj' O 
Signed Sealed and Deliverd In presance of 
The : Townsend Daniel Townsend 



Book A 181 

Lusum this \2^^ of September In ye Year 1679 
Be it Known unto all men to whome this Instrument of writing 
Shall any ways Concern yt I Robert williams of Lusum on Long 
Island in ye north riding of New Yorkshire upon good Consider- 
ations moving thereunto do acknoledge to have Bargained Sold 
and made over unto John Fry of ye same place and Island aforSd 
ye full and just Sum of Twenty Acres of wood Land Lying and 
being at a place Caled ye Spring Lying Northeast or thereabouts 
from my dwelling house and ten acres of ye Brushey plains 
Lying Eastward of ye hollow yt Goeth up to ye Spring and 
Twenty Acres of plain Land lying on ye South Side of ye Great 
Hollow path with Sufficient Commoning for his Cattle and wood 
and Timber for his use Such as my Land is Capable to accomi- 
date him withall, I Robert williams do own to have Sold ye 
above mentioned Lands and priviledges from me my heirs Suc- 
cessors or Assigns unto John fifry him his heirs Successors or 
assigns forever to Injoye as their own proper Right and Interest 
never to be Molested by me Nor any from me as witness my hand 
and Seal ye Day and Date first above written and in ye Thirty first 
Year of ye Kings Reigne. Yet Notwithstanding this above men- 
tioned bill doth mak mention of ye Twenty Acres of Land is to 
Ly at a place Called ye Spring it is to be understood yt part of 
ye Twenty Acres is to be in a home Lot Lying at ye Spring and 
ye remainder of ye twenty Acres to Lye west of ye Highway 
Signed Sealed and Deliverd Robartt Williams O 

in ye presence of us 
John Townsend Ju: 
John williams 

{p. 166 Nezv A) — Be it Known unto all Men by these presents 
yt I Sarah williams widow yt was ye wife of Robert williams 
of Lusum upon Long Island In America in ye Queens County in 
New Yorkshire have and by these presents Do Alinate Sell and 
make over from me my heirs Executors Admi*^ and Assignes 
forever unto John fifry of ye Same place and County Shomaker 
to him his heirs Executors Adm*" or Ass"^ ye whole Right and 
Title of Twenty Five acres of Land Lying in Several parcells 
as followeth Viz : — Eighty Eight rods of Land Long and Twelve 
and a half rod Broad this for to be one parcell for a Home Lot 
Lying and Joining unto ye home Lott ye aforeSd John ffry 
bought of her foreSd deceased husband Robert williams then five 
acres of Land more which Lyeth at ye rear of ye 88 rods of Land 
and runs Into ye Brushey plains below ye hills and Lyeth on ye 
Northeast Side or thereabouts of ye Ten Acres which ye aforSd 
Robert williams Sold unto ye aforeSd John ffry mentioned in his 
bill of Sale and ye remainder of ye Twenty five Acres Lyeth 
Southwest of yt Land which ye aforSd John fifry hath in posses- 
sion by vertue of his aforeSd Bill of Sale I ye aforeSd Sarah 



182 Book A 

Williams do acknoledge to have Sold ye Three aforeSd parcells 
of Land unto ye aforeSd John ffry for ye full and Just Sum of 
Twenty pounds to me in hand paid and do give this bill of Sale 
unto ye aforeSd John fifry for him to shew his True Title to Keep 
ye aforeSd John fry harmless from me or any by my means or 
any Intanglements or Incumberances whatsoever from her or 
former Sales or mortgages whatsoever and from me my heirs 
Executors admin*""^ or Assignes forever to ye aforeSd John 
ffry to him his heirs Executors admi'""^ or Assignes forever To 
Have and To Hold for his proper right to make Sale or Convey- 
ance as he shall See Cause and for ye True preformance of this 
ddeed I do Interchangeably Set my hand and Seal this Twenty 
fifth day of ye first month In ye year 1683/4 

In ye 22'^ Line is Interlined from her which was before ye 
Sealing and Signing 

Signed Sealed In ye presence of us Sarah (S; W:) Williams 
Isaac Horner her mark & Seal O 

Tho : Cock Hope williams 

Memorandum January ye 8*** 1684 

Suskeneman Alies Runasuk being Impowered by ye Indians to 
make Sale of matinecock Lands Doth hereby promise as he Re- 
ceives ye pay to Distribute to Tacapowshar a part Yearly and to 
Every Indian or Squaw Concernd as 

Witness his hand Suskeneman his X mark 

Test : Tho : Townsend 

(p. 167 Nezv A) — This Instrument of writing or deed of Con- 
veyance Witneseth unto all Christian people to whome it may 
Come or any ways Concern Know ye that we Suskeneman and 
werah ye Indian proprietors of a Certain Tract of Lands Known 
by ye Name of matinecock lying and being within ye patent and 
TownShip of Oysterbay and under ye patronage and protection 
of his Royal Highness James Duke of York have and do absolutly 
upon good reasons and Considerations moving us hereunto fully 
bargain Sell alinate and forever make over unto Tho : Townsend 
of Oysterbay a Certain neck or tract of wood Land upon Matini- 
cock above mentioned Lying and being bounded as followeth all 
ye meadows being formerly Sold Lying upon ye Sd Neck are 
Excepted by us but ye Neck of Land by us Sold is bounded at 
ye Southend by ye Lands we formerly Sold unto william Hudson 
and william frost as by their deed bearing date ye 1**^ of June 
1682 and recorded In ye Town book of records of oysterbay In 
page 135 and ye East Side is bounded by ye Meadows and part 
by Sam : Tillars Land and John Davis his Land and on ye West 
Side by Coro" Lewes Morris Lands and part of ye meadows 
and on ye Northend by ye Sound ; we say and do hereby acknol- 
edge to have Sold ye above mentioned Neck or tract of wood 



I 



Book A 183 

Land as bounded with all ye Timber Grasing Swamps Rivers 
Minds Minerals previledges of what nature Soever within ye 
Sd neck or tract of Land as bounded we have Sold and by present 
possession Delivered unto ye AboveSd Tho: Townsend his heirs 
Executors Administrators or assigns To have and To Hold pos- 
sess and injoye as his or their proper Right title and Interest for- 
ever from us our heirs Executors admi'" or assigns or any other 
person or persons from by or under us Laying Claim thereto for- 
ever as firmly to all Intents & purposes To the Sd Tho : Townsend 
his heirs Exec'''^ or assigns as might or could be drawn by any 
deed of Sale or Conveyance Written according to Law having 
Received a reasonable value In hand for ye same to our full Con- 
tents as witness our Hands and Seales in Oysterbay ye first day 
of december 1683 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Suskeneman his X mark O 

In ye presence of us Werah his X mark O 

John Jager: of Stamford 
Edmond X wright 

I do hereby Assigne and Make Over all my Right Title and 
Interest to ye within written bill of Sale And to ye Lands therein 
mentioned unto Coll. Lewis Morris from me my heirs Succes- 
sors and assigns forever as witness my hand in Oysterbay ye 
27"^ day of march 1684 Tho : Townsend 

Being present william bickleye 

George Townsend 

(p. 168 Nezv A) — This Instrument of Writting Witnesseth unto 
all Christian people to whome it may Come or any ways Con- 
cern Know ye that we underwritten Suskeneman and Werah ye 
Indian proprietors of ye Lands Commonly Calld and Known by 
ye name of matinecock Scituate Lying and being within ye patent 
and Township of Oysterbay have upon good Considerations Mov- 
ing us hereunto Bargained Sold and by present possession Bar- 
gained Sold and Deliverd unto George Townsend of oysterbay 
forty Acres of Woodland Lying and being or adjoyning to ye 
Little plains Upon matinecock So called and bounded on ye north 
or northwest Side by ye Lands we formerly give unto John Town- 
send Thos : Townsends Eldest Son and bounded on ye west or 
Southwest by ye Cart way yt goeth from masketicove unto 
Robert williams's plantation and bounded on ye South or South- 
east Side by James Townsends Lands and on ye east or northeast 
by ye Lands unsold being by us as Laid out and bounded Eighty 
Rods Square Containing within forty Acres of Swamps and up- 
land more or Less we Say and do hereby own and acknoledge to 
have freely and without Compulstion absolutly Sold and Deliverd 
ye aboveSd forty Acres of Land as above mentioned with free 
priviledge of Grasing and Timber upon ye rest of our Lands un- 



184 Book A 

sold unto ye abovesaid George Townsend his heirs or Successors 
or Assigns To have and To hold occupy possess and Injoye as 
his or their own proper Right Title and Interest forever from 
us our heirs Successors admin*''^ or assigns or any other persons 
Either Christian or Indian from by or under us forever as firmly 
to ye Sd George his heirs or assigns as might or Could be Drawn 
by any deed of Conveyance Written according to Law and having 
received in hand full payment to our Contents for ye same before 
ye Sealing hereof do Ingage to defend him his heirs or Successors 
in theire peaceable Injoyment of ye premises as Witness our 
hands and Seals In Oysterbay ye first day of march 1682 
Signed Sealed and Delivered Suscaneman his X mark O 

In ye presence of Werah his X mark O 

Tho : Townsend 
Adam wright 

ye 1'^ day of June 1683 it is by us underwritten Concluded and 
agreed unto yt George Townsend Shall rainge from his Southeast 
bounder Eastwardly by ye Cartway untell it Bears South from 
ye Spring at his Northeast bounder be in Quantity more or Less 
as witness our hands Suscaneman his X mark O 

Signed in presence of us Werah his X mark O 

Tho : Townsend 
Robert Coles 

{p. 169 Old A) — This Instrament of Writting wittneseth unto all 
Christion people to whome Itt maye come or any wayes Consarne, 
know yee, that wee, under written, suscaneman and werah the In- 
dion propriators of ye land Comanly Called & known by ye name 
of matenecok situate Lying and being within ye pattent & towne- 
ship of oyster baye have upon good Considerations moveing us 
hereunto Bargained sould and by presant posesion Bargained sould 
and delevered unto Jeames Townsend of oyster baye fortty Ac- 
cars of wood land Lying & being nere to ye littell plaines upon 
matenecoke Soe Called and bounded on ye north or north west 
side by ye lands of georg Townsend & bounded on ye west or 
southwest by ye Cart path that goetth from muschedacove unto 
Robartt williams plantation, and bounded on ye south or south 
East side by ye lands of John Townsend, henry Townsends Soon, 
and on ye East or north East by ye lands Unsould, Being by us 
as Layde out & bounded Eyghty rods Every waye upon A square 
Containeing within sayd bounds fortty Accars of wood land 
more or Less, wee saye & doe hereby owne and Acknowlidg to 
have frelly & without Any Comepulltion absalutely sould & de- 
levered the Abovesayde fortty Accars of Land as Above men- 
shoned & bounded, with free privylidge of graseing & timber 
upon the rest of our lands unsould, unto the abovesayde Jeames 
Townsend his hayres sucksessors Adminisf^ or Asignes tto have 



Book A 185 

and to hold ocopy posses Inioye as his or there owne proper Right 
tittell and intrest for Ever, from us oure hayres Executors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes, or any other parson or parsons, Eyther 
Christion or Indion Layeing Claime thereunto, by vertue of Any 
propriaty gifftt grant or salle from us or Any from by or under 
us forEver, being as firmly sould by us unto ye sayde Jeames 
his hayres and Asignes as might or Could be drawne by Any 
deed of Convayeance written According to Law, and haveing 
Reseved in hand full payement to oure satisfaction & Contents 
for the same, before ye sealing hereof, doe Iniage & oblidge oure 
selves oure hayres & sucksessors to defend and mainetaine ye 
sayd Jeames, his hayres or sucksessors, in there peasable, and 
quiat Inioyment of the Abovesayd premyses as wittnes oure hands 
and scales in oyster baye the first daye of march 1682: &c 
Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

In the presance oflf Werah his X mark O 

Tho: Townsend 
Adam wrightt 

I Jeames Townsend haveing lands layd out at sedor swomp by 
ye abovesayd Indions, in lew of ye lands Above menshoned In 
Consideration whareof I doe hereby make the above Instrament 
voyd as witnes my hand ocktober ye 10'^ 1685 

Jeames Townsend 

(p. 170 Old A) — This Instrament of writting wittneseth unto all 
Christion people to whome Itt maye Come or Any wise Consarne, 
know yee that wee under written, Suscaneman, Aliss Runasuk, 
and werah, the Indion propriators of ye lands Comanly Called 
and knowne by the name of matenecoke sittuate Lying & being 
within the pattent and towneshipe of oyster baye, have upon good 
Considerations moveing us hereunto. Bargained sould & by pre- 
sant posesion bargained sould and delevered unto John Townsend, 
soon of henry Townsend, sen"" : ofif oyster baye fortty Accars of 
wood land lying and being nere South East of ye littell plaines, 
upon matinecoke soe Called & bounded on ye north or north west 
side by ye lands of Jeames Townsends, and bounded on ye west 
or south west by ye Cart path, the (that) goeth from muscheda- 
cove unto Robartt williams plantation, and bounded on ye south 
and south East side, by oure lands yett unsould. Being by us as 
Layde out and bounded, Eyghty rods Every waye upon A square, 
Containeing within sayd bounds forty Accars of wood land more 
or Less wee saye & doe hereby owne and Acknowlidge to have 
f relly and without Any Compultion Absalutly sould and delevered 
the Above sayde fortty Accars of Land as Above menshoned & 
bounded with free privilidge of graseing and timber for his use, 
upon ye rest of oure lands unsould unto ye Above sayde John 
Townsend his hayres sucksessors Administrators or Asignes, to 



186 Book A 

have and to hold occopy posese and Inioye as his or there owne 
proper right titell & intrest for Ever, from us oure hayres Exe- 
cutors Administrators or Asignes or Any other parson or par- 
sons, Eyther Christions or Indion, Layeing Claime thereunto by 
vertue of Any propriaty gifft grant or salle from us or Any from 
by or under us for Ever, Being as firmly sould by us unto ye sayd 
John his hayres and Asignes as might or could be drawne by Any 
deed of Convayeance written According to Law, & haveing re- 
sea ved in hand full payement to oure sattisfacktion & Contents 
for ye same, before ye sealling hereof doe iniage & oblidge oure 
selves oure hayres and sucksesors to defend, & maintaine the 
sayde John his hayres and sucksesors, in there peasable and quiatt 
Inioyement of ye Abovesayd premise as wittnes oure hands and 
scales in oyster baye ye first daye of march 1682 :&c 
Signed sealled & delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

In the presence ofif Alis Runasuk 

Tho: Townsend Werah his X mark O 

John Wright 

I John Townsend Abovemenshoned haveing reseaved land of 
ye abovesayd Indians at sedor swomp in lew of ye lands Above- 
menshoned, in consideration whereof I doe make voyde Any 
Intrest I have for Ever to ye lands Abovemenshoned as witness 
my hand ocktober ye 10'^ 1685 

John Townsend 

(/>. 171 Old A) — This Instrament of writting wittneseth unto 
all Christion people to whome itt maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
sarne know yee that we underwritten, suscaneman Alys Runasuk, 
and werah ye Indion propriators of ye Lands Comanly Called and 
knowne By ye name of matenecoke lands sittuate Lying and being 
within ye pattent and township of oyster baye, have upon good 
Considerations moving us hereunto Bargained sould and by pre- 
sant posesion for Ever, Allynated sould and delevered unto henry 
Townsend senior of oyster baye, twenty Accars of lands upon 
matinecoke Lying & being by ye shoue on ye west side of ye bevor 
swomp soe Called the first bounds whareof begineth at ye river 
or maine streme on ye south side of ye goeing over or washwaye 
to matenecok, and from thence Along by ye sayd highwaye 
Against Isack hornars land, & further by ye hollow and highwaye 
unto muschedacove ward unto A great black oake tree standing 
on ye south side of ye sayd highwaye by us marked, and oppositt 
Against A great rock by ye hill side on ye north side of ye sayd 
highwaye, and from the Aforesayd tree he is to run or range 
upon A strayght line south and be east or nere there Abouts, 
to ye bevor swomp Againe to ye first bend of ye river, or ye 
nerestt part of ye streme whare it butts up to ye hill side, and 



Book A 187 

from thence by ye midell of ye sayde streme to ye first bounder 
by ye washwaye or goeing over as Abovesayde, not Infringing 
Any part of ye maine roade or highwaye in Any place, Including 
within, ye sayd bounds as Above spesefyed twenty Accars of 
swomp and upland more or Less, as Agreed upon by Consent 
at An advanture, wee saye & doe hereby owne and Acknowlidge 
to have frelly & without Any Compultion Absalutly sould & de- 
levered ye Abovesayde twenty Accars of Land as above men- 
shoned and bounded, with free previledge of graseing & timber 
for his use upon ye rest of oure Lands unsould unto ye Above- 
sayd henry Townsend his hayres Sucksesors Administ" or 
Asignes to have and to hold occopy posess & inioye as his or there 
owne proper right titell & intrest for Ever, from us oure Ayres 
Executors Adminisf^ and Asignes, or Any parson or parsons 
Eyther Christions or Indion Laying Claime thereunto by vertue 
of Any pretended propriaty, giftt grant or salle from us or Any 
from by or under us for Ever, being as firmely sould by us unto 
ye sayde henry his hayres or Asignes as might or Could be 
drawn by Any deed of Convayeance written or worded Accord- 
ing to law, & haveing reseved in hand full payement to oure sattis- 
fackton & Contents for ye same, before ye sealeing hereof, doe 
iniage and oblidge oure selves oure hayres and sucksesors to 
defend and mainetaine ye sayde henry his hayres or Asignes in 
there peasable & quiatt Inioyement by ye Abovesayde premises, as 
wittnes oure hands and scales in oyster baye ye first daye of 
march 1682: 

Signed sealed and delevered Suscaneman his X mark O 

in ye presance off Alis runasuk 

Tho : Townsend werah his X mark O 

samuell Ruscoe 
John (R) Rogers 

(p. 172 Old A) — These presants declareth unto all whomesoever 
it doth Any wayes Consarne That I sarah williams widow of ye 
late deseased Robart williams of Lusum nere oyster baye, on 
Longlsland in ye north Riding, with ye Aprobation & Consent of 
my soons John williams, & hope williams, for good Considera- 
tions moveing hereunto, have sould & by these presants doe bar- 
gaine & sell unto henry Townsend senior, of oyster baye on Long- 
island & Riding Abovesayd, ten Accars of wood land Joyneing 
to ye south side of ye wood land my husband, Robart williams, 
sould unto ye Abovesayde henry Townsend that lyeth on ye west 
side of ye round swomp, nere the plaines and, ten Accars of 
shruby plaine Lying southward, from ye East End of ye Above- 
sayde Land, the first bounder is ye north side, is to run along ye 
south side of ye Ryzeing ground or browe of ye hill, and ye East 
End is to begin nere a littell hollow that hath A sudden falle, 



188 ■ Book A 

and but narrow, & is ye East bounder, I saye I have sould the two 
parsells of Land in all twenty Accars, and have Reseved full 
sattisfaction for ye sayd land to my Content, and therefore I doe 
by these presants Confirme and delever in pre^ant posesion all 
my right titell and intrest of all ye Above menshoned lands from 
me my heyres Executors Administ" and Asignes, unto him ye 
sayd henry Townsend his hayres Executors Administ" & asignes. 
To have and to hold as his or there owne proper right titell & 
intrest as really & substantially as Ever Itt was my husbands or 
mine, & to ye performent of ye sayd Bargain & salle, I doe bind 
me my hayres Executors Administr''^ & Asigns to performe unto 
ye sayd henry Townsend his hayres Executors Adminisf^ and 
Asignes and to Laye out ye sayd Land to him or his sucksesors 
upon demand, and give pesablle posesion in ye yeare of king 
Charles the Second king of England, & the 36 yeare of his Raine, 
sealled signed and delevered in presants of us, memodandom in 
ye deed the twelve line is A blott. 

Signed sealled and delevered Sarah (S W) williams O 

In the presance of us this her mark 

ZS*'* daye of ye first month in John williams 

the yeare 1683/4 hope williams O 

Isack hornar 
Tho: Cock 
John fifry 

(/>. 173 Old A) — {Pages 173 to 178 of the original are illuminated 
by the fact that Grissel, daughter of Nathaniel and Grissel Syl- 
vester of Shelter Island, ivas engaged to Latimer Sampson, and 
he, dying of consumption in 1674, zvilled her his rights to property 
on Long Island. In 1676 she married James Loyd, of Boston. 
Per Mallmann's "Shelter Island," 1899, p. 32). 

To all people to whome these presants shall Come, wee ye 
soons heyres Executrix Executor, & Executors, of Cap* nathanell 
Sylvester late of shellter Island in Ameryca deseased, send greet- 
ing, know yee yt wee ye soons heyres. Executrix, Executor, & 
Executors Aforesayd ye subscribers, to this presant Instrament & 
deed, for & in Consideration of A sartaine Instrament of writt- 
ing given by Cap* nathanell Silvester Aforesayd to Tho: hartt, 
& Lattemore sampson, bareing date november ye seventeenth daye 
1668 wharein he did, declare yt whareas John Richbell of oyster 
bay, & Ann his wife, did give grant Bargin, sell unto Capt: 
nathanell Sylvester Aforesayd Tho : hartt, & Lattemore sampson, 
A tracktt of Land Called horse neck, with ye meadow to ye south, 
as ^ sayd deed doth more at Large Appeare, in which he doth 
declare that he was putt into ye sayde deed, upon trust, onely 
at ye request of Tho: hartt, & Lattemore Sampson, & for there 
use and did renounce his Right & tittell, therein unto horseneck 



Book A 189 

& medowes at ye south, but more Espetially for ye Consideration 
of A sartaine oblygation, given by Cap* nathanell Silvester Afore- 
sayde datted at shellter Island ye first daye of november 1678 
wharin Is Expresed, that whareas my soon in Law Jeames Loyd 
of boston march* hath Asigned, & sett over, unto me all his 
Right ttitell & intrest, unto hors neck, in ye bounds of ye Towne of 
oyster baye with ye medowes at ye south, or whatsoever there- 
unto belongeth, the sayd Cap* nathanell Silvester, doth oblidge 
himselfe his hayres & his Asignes : &c : at ye request of Jeames 
Loyde, to give him A deed of salle for ye sayd hors neck & prem- 
ises & as full power to poses & inioye ye same, as he himselve had 
reseved from ye sayde Jeames Loyde, and dose acknowlidge to 
have reseved full sattisfaction for the same, as per ye sayde 
Instrament doth Apeare, ye which Instrament, was sworn to by 
the wittneses thereunto gilles Sylvester & nathanell Sylvester, be- 
fore pelege sandford governor of Road Island ye 30*** daye of 
August 1680, now Bee Itt knowne, for ye Considerations Afore- 
sayde we ye subscribers hereunto soons heyres Executrix, Exce- 
cutor & Executors Aforesayde, have grantted Bargined Alined, 
sould given & Confirmed, & by these presants, doe ffully Clearely 
& Absaluttly grant Aliene, Bargin sell give & Confirme unto 
Jeames loyd ; of boston new England march* his heyres, & Asignes 
for Ever all yt neck & trackt of land Comanly Called or knowne 
by ye name of horse neck. Lying and being upon the sound on 
ye north side in queens County or north Riding of yorkshire upon 
Longisland in Emerica, & bounded to ye west with oyster baye, 
to ye East with Cow harboure, towards ye north with ye sound, 
& towards ye south with A beach Extending to ye head of A 
sartaine Creek which parteth or devideth ye bounds of ye towne 
of huntington & ye sayd neck, and allso two thirds of all ye neck 
of medow, fresh and sollt Called fortt neck, or two thirds of 
five shares or A fiftt partt to be sett outt upon ye sayd neck of 
all ye medow fresh and sallt belonging to ye towne of oyster baye, 
Lying and being on ye south side of Long Island, with all & 
singular, the rights members Jurisdicktions Apurtenances, to- 
gether with all lands medowes beaches Creecks watters feedings 
pasturs woods, wayes, Easments proffitts Comodetyes & Appur- 
tenances whattsoever — (p. 174 Old A) — To the sayd premises, 
or to Any partt or parsell of them belonging, or Any wayes Ap- 
pertaineing, & ye reversion & reversions, remainder, & remainders 
of all and singular, ye premises & of Every partt, & parsell 
thereof, & allso all & singular deeds, Evydences, Chartters, Let- 
ters pattents Examplyfycations of records scripts & instraments, 
touching & consarning ye premises, or Any partt or parsell of 
them To have and to hold the sayd neck or trackt of Land Called 
horse neck on ye north side of Longisland, & two thirds of ye 
neck or shares of medow, on ye south side of Longisland, & all 
& singular other ye premises, hereby granted Bargained & sould, 



190 Book A 

or menchoned, to be herein or hereby, granted bargined & sould, 
with there & Every of there rights, members, & Appurtenances 
whatsoever, unto Jeames Loyde, his heyres & Asignes for Ever, 
in as free & Absalute manner, as Ever, Cap* nathanell sillvester, 
Enioyed ye same. In wittnes whareof wee have hereunto sett 
oure hands & sealles Att shellter Island, ye sixth daye of feb- 
rewary 1683/4 

Signed sealed & delivered By Grissell Sylvester O 

grisell Sylvester gilles Sylvester, Gills Sylvester O 

& nathanell Sylvester, Nathll Sylvester O 

in presance, of us Isack: Arnalld O 

William Brinly danyell gould O 

John Collins 
petter Sylvester 
patience Sylvester 
Jacques Fuillatt 

This 7^^ daye of ffebrewary 1683/4 Apeared before me John 
Collins & Jaques guilliatt & made oath yt theye saw grissiell 
syllvester, gilles Sylvester & nathanell Sylvester of shellter Signe 
scale and delever ye Above Instrament as there act & deed 

Isack Arnold Justis of ye peace for 
ye County of Suffolk on Long Island 

This 7*^ daye of ffebrewary 1683/4 Apeared before me Isack 
Arnalld who subscribed his hand & sett his scale to this Instra- 
ment of writting & owne ye same to be his actt & deed 

John youngs 

Rhoad Island this 19'^ daye febrewary 1683/4 Apeared be- 
fore me danyell gould who subscribed his hand and sett his scale 
to this Instrament of writting & owned ye same to be his Actt 
& deed 

William Coddington, governar 

{p. 175 Old A) — Articles of Agreement made & Intended at new 
york this 18'^^ of September 1678 Betwene John Bowne of flesh- 
ing Robart story of new york, Atturneys to Tho : hartt of Lon- 
don, of ye one part, & Jeames Loyd of boston, of ye other part 
Consarning ye devition & valewation of hors neck on long Island 
& there Intrest in lands & other wayes in partunarship Lying in 
ye towne of oyster baye. Imp"" {Imprimis) that Jeames Loyde 
shall have hors neck, & two thurds of ye medowes at ye south, 
which was bought with hors neck for his partt or devition, 2<^"f 
That Tho : hartt shall have as his partt all ye presant Consarnes 
at oyster baye, & one third partt of ye medowes at ye south, which 
was bought with hors neck & all ye purchase at oyster baye, 3d'y 
That Jeames Loyde shall paye Tho: hartt or his Atturneys six 



I 



Book A 191 

pounds in boston mony, & allso repaye Robartt story, which he 
disbursted upon ye Consarnes, twelves pounds which shall be 
payd at new york in provitions at prize Currant, & yt he shall 
paye all ye Charges yt ye lands is Indepted for, viz : ye pur- 
chase at oyster baye, & other Charges yt maye arise upon ye 
same till an Issue be made in ye devition, & allso Cleare Any of 
ye sayde purchase yt maye be Intangled to ye towne of oyster 
baye, or Any others, 4'y that Jeames Loyde, shall paye Tho: 
hartt or order in London at or before six months ye sum of seav- 
enty pounds starling, 5'^ whareas one third of ye medowes at ye 
south is unvalewed, we doe Agree that two men of oyster baye 
shall bee Chosen to vallew ye same, & ye thing thus statted to 
them yt If foure hundred & fifty pounds be ye vallew of hors 
neck & ye medowes at ye south, w* shall ye medowes at ye south 
be \-allewed att which 450 £ shall be reduced to, 210 £ : and yt 
to be starling mony, & ye vallue of ye one third of ye medow to 
be alowed in partt satisfaction of ye seventy pounds, which should 
be pd at london, wee whose names are underwritten doe bind oure 
selves in ye penall sum off ffivety pounds starling to stand to & 
perfomie ye Above articlles, as wittnes oure hands at new york 
ye daye & yeare Above written, 

ye word present Interlined, Jeames Loyde 

wittneses nathanell, Sylvester John Bowne 

william fframpton Robart story 

new york 1678 sep' 26, 

This daye Apeared Cap* nathanell sillvester and william framp- 
ton, before me and did declare for truth soe as theye will Answare 
ye same before god, yt theye ware wittneses to ye within writt- 
ings, and the delevery thereof declared beflfore me 

Stevanas Corttlandt maiyer, 

(p. 176 Old ^)— new york septem-- 27*^ 1678 

Received of Jeames Lloyd of Boston by A parcell of goods 
bought of him, ye sume of twenty nine pounds sixtene shillings 
& seven pence, starling mony which summe doth discharge him 
of his oblygation, to paye to Thomas hartt of London, ye Like 
value, & allsoe receved upon ye Account of ye provisions men- 
shoned in ye Articlles, within mentioned, ye value of five pounds 
ten shillings : by A parsell of goods bought of him, as allsoe A 
Noat on Tho : Cooper to Edward shipeing of Boston six pounds 
in mony on ye Account of ye within articles, & a bill Charged 
on Samuell wilson for foure barells pork, on ye Acount of Cap* 
nathanell Sylvester, & for six pounds ten shillings in flower at 
fivetene shillings ^ C: {per hxindrediveight) which bills when 
theye are payd, I saye reseved, & ye Abovesayd pertickulars re- 
seved ye daye & yeare Above written Robart story 



192 Book A 

new york sep* 29*^ 1678 

Reseaved of Jeames Loyde three bills of Exchang drawne by: 
Coro" Lewis morris on John Bradenham march* in London, pay- 
able tto Tho : hartt upon sight ye which when payd, I saye reseved 
ye summ of Eyght pounds fivetene shillings in partt of ye sayd 
Loyds article to paye Tho : hartt, in London seventy pounds, 

Robartt story 

Reseaved ye 16**' October 1678 of Jeames Lloyd A bill of Ex- 
change Charged on John wase for twenty pounds starling, paye- 
able tto Tho : hartt att London, which when payd I saye I re- 
ceved, by me Robartt story 

whareas my soon in Law Jeames Loyd of bostton, marchant 
hath Asigned & sett over unto me, nathanell Sylvester of shell- 
ter Island all his right titell & intrest to hors neck, Lying in the 
Bounds of ye towne of oyster baye, with ye medowes at ye south, 
or whatsoever thereunto belongs I doe by these presants oblidge 
myself e, my heyres & Asignes &c : at ye request of Jeames Loyde 
to give him a deed of salle for ye said hors neck, & premises & 
as full power to poses & inioye ye same as I myselfe reseved from 
my soon in law Jeames Loyd, I doe Acknowlidg tto have reseved 
full satisfaction for ye same wittnes my hand, & sealle datted att 
shellter Island, november ye: 5*^ 1678 

signed sealed and delevered Nathanell Sylvester O 

in presance of us 
gilles Sylvester 
Nathanell Sylvester 

Parsonally appeared before me this 30*'' of August 1680 gilles 
sillvester & nathanell Sylvester, the two wittneses Above men- 
shoned & made oath, yt the Above written was ye Actt of nathan- 
ell Sylvester, there father & they saw hime sign scale & delever 
ye same, peleg sanford, governar 

ye Entry of this at Rhoadisland on ye other leafe, 
{p. 177 Old A) — The within written are entred & recorded in ye 
publick Record of his maiestys Collony of Rhode Island & provi- 
dance plantations in the 158 page of the book of Land Evydences, 
Attests, John Sanford Recorder 

(I can find no reason for this above deed being recorded in 
Rhode Island. It is so recorded, not on p. 158, but on p. 257, 
Rhode Island Land Records, 1648 to 1696. Mr. J. Fred Parker, 
Secretary of State, states that a search of their records shozvs no 
reason zuhy it zvas recorded in that State. Perhaps a temporary 
domicile, as an incident of travel, may account for it.) 

To all people to whome these presants shall Come nathaniell 
Sylvester of Shelter Island marchant, sendeth greeting, know ye 



Book A 193 

whareas John Richbell latte of oyster baye upon lonj^ island mar- 
chant & Ann his wife, for & in Consideration of foure hundred 
& fifty pounds Currant paye of this Contry to them payd, by 
Latimor sampson of oyster baye Aforesayd, for & on ye behalfe 
of himselfe and Tho : hartt of barbados, marchant, by there In- 
denture of bargaine and salle datted ye Eyghttene daye of ockto- 
ber in ye yeare 1666, did give grant bargaine & sell unto nathaniell 
Sylvester of shelter Island, Tho: hartt of barbados, and Latimer 
sampson, of Long Island, there heyres, & Asignes for Ever, all 
yt neck or trackt of land Comanly Called or knowne by ye name 
of hors neck, lying and being upon ye sound on ye north side, in 
ye north Ryding of yorkshare upon Long Island, & bounded to 
ye west with oyster baye, to ye East with Cow harbour, to ye 
north with ye sound, & to ye south with A beach. Extending to 
ye head of A sartaine Crick, which parteth or devideth ye bounds 
of ye towne of huntington, & ye sayd neck, and allso all yt neck 
of medow fresh and sollt. Called fortt neck, or five shares or 
fifth part of all ye medowes fresh and sollt, belonging to ye towne 
of oyster baye Lying & being on ye south side of Long Island, 
& whareas ye sayd John Richbell & Ann his wife, for & in Con- 
sideration of one hundred & fortty pounds. Currant pay of this 
Country to them payd by Latimer sampson Aforesayd for & on 
ye behalfe of himselfe & Tho : hartt aforenamed by one inden- 
ture of bargaine & salle datted ye sevententh daye of november 
in ye yeare, 1666, did give grantt bargaine & sell unto nathanell 
Sylvester, of shelter Island Tho : hartt of ye Island of Barbados 
& Lattimer sampson, of Long Island, all yt messiage or dwelling 
house wharein ye sayd John Richbell lately dwellt, with two gar- 
dens, one orchard, three lotts of land one swomp & A pece of 
sollt meadow, Containeing twenty Accars scittuate & being in ye 
towne of oyster baye, together with ye one fiftenthe part of Cove 
neck, one lot or share on hogisland, and severall other lotts of 
land & meadow within ye township of oyster baye as by ye sayd 
Indentures relation being thereto had maye & doth more at Large 
Appeare, and whareas the sayd sums of foure hundred & fifty 
pound, & one hundred & forty pound in ye sayd Indentures, men- 
shoned was ye proper Easteat of ye sayd Tho : hartt & Latimer 
Sampsons, & payd by ye sayd Latimer sampson for & on ye be- 
halfe of himselfe, & ye sayd Tho: hartt and whareas the name of 
me ye sayd nathanell Sylvester was putt into both ye sayd recitted 
Indenttures, at ye request & desiar of ye sayd Latimer sampson, 
in trust onely to & for ye use of him ye sayd lattimer sampson, 
& ye sayd Tho : hartt & there hayres & Asignes, Equally & re- 
specktivelly the tru intent & meaning, being before, & at ye En- 
sealing & delevery of ye sayd Indentures, that all & singular the 
premises, sould & granted by both ye sayd Indentures should 
be to the onely use & behoooffe of ye sayd Tho : hartt & Lattimer 
sampson, & there hayres & Asignes for Ever, Equally as ttennants 



194 Book A 

in Coman, without Any advantage or survivorshipe to be had or 
in Any wise taken Each of other, & to noe other use or purpose 
whatt, Soever — (p. 178 Old A) — now know yee that I ye sayd 
nathaniell Sylvester, for & in regard & Consideration, of the 
trustt & Confydence in me reposed by ye sayd Tho: hartt and 
Lattimer sampson, & at there request have remissed released and 
for Ever, quitt claime unto the sayd Tho : hartt, & Lattimer samp- 
son, & there hayres & Asignes, all my right interestt Eastaate 
titell, & demand, which heretofore : I have had or now have, of 
in or to all & singular ye premises, in ye sayd two resitted In- 
dentures, or Eyther of them, spesefyed, or in Any partt or par- 
sells of them, other then as to ye prevention of Any atvantage, 
or survyvorship to be had or taken by Eyther of ye sayd partyes 
or there hayres or Asignes Against ye other. Contrary to ye tru 
intent & meaning of ye sayd purchase, In testemony whareof I 
have hereto sett my hand & scale, datted the sevententh daye of 
november in ye yeare one Thousand six hundred sixty Eyght 
1668, 

Sealled & delevered Nathaniell Sylvester O 

in presanc of 
John youngs 
Isaac Arnold 
William shakerly 

Be Itt knowne unto all Christion people to whome these pre- 
sants shall Come or Any wayes Consame know yee, yt I, under- 
written, William Hudson, of matenecoke within ye pattent & 
townshipe of oyster baye, doe hereby owne & Acknowlidge to 
have Bargined sould & by presant posesttion delevered, before 
ye sealing hereof all my wholle right titell & intrest of houseings 
orchards gardens, fenses. Lands medowlands fresh and sallt, 
ttimber graseing, & all previlydges belonging or Apertaineing, 
unto my purchase or right of Lands att matenecoke, which I had 
in my posesion by vertue, of A deed from my fatherinlaw, Richard 
Latting, Asigned unto me bareing datte ye 20*^^ of ocktober 1667 
& allsoe Anothar deed from ye Indions propriators Bareing 
datte ye 22'** of June 1667 & allsoe Another deed from ye Indions 
bareing datte ye IS*"^ of ocktober 1681 allso all my right in Another 
deed from ye Indions Bareing datte ye first of June 1682 I saye & 
doe hereby owne & Acknowlidge to have sould all my right titell 
& intrest Above Expresed unto Aron ffurman : Ju'' of oyster baye, 
with ye sayd deed above sayd withall the rights previlydges 
Emunytyes & profitts thereunto belonging or Apertaineing to ye 
sayd Aron his hayres Executors Adminis* or Asignes to have tto 
hold occopy posess & Inioye as his or there one proper rights 
titell & intrest for Ever, from me my hayres Executors Adminis- 
f^ or Asignes, or Any other person whatsoever, from by or under 
me for Ever, haveing reseaved in hand full payement & sattisfack- 



Book A 195 

tion, for Every partt & parsell thereof, before the sealing hereof, 
as wittnes my hand & sealle, in oyster baye, this S'*' daye of 
April! 1684 

Signed sealed & delevered William (H) Hudson O 

in the presance of his mark 

Tho : Townsend 
John (R) Rogers 
his mark 

(/>. 179 Old A) — Apeared before me william hudson, & did de- 
siar me to draw ye within written deed of Convayeance unto 
Aron furman, & yt he was fully sattisfyed to his Content for ye 
same, for all his rights & previlydges in Lands & medowes att 
matenecoke, this Acknowlidged this 8'** of Aprill 1684 

Tho : Townsend 
Justis of ye peace of queens County 

Be Itt knowne unto all men by these presants yt I John frostt 
of oyster baye on Longisland, in ye queens County of yorkshare 
in Emeryca, have and by these presants doe Alynate sell make 
over & delever unto Tho : miliar of ye same place Above men- 
shoned, A Certaine house & land sittuatted Lying & being nere 
unto a place Called Lusum: nomynatted Eyghtene Accors beitt 
more {or) Lees : know yee therefore yt I ye sayd frost, doe 
ffuUy & Absalutely to all Intents <& purposes, by these presants 
sell & make, unto ye bove sayd Tho : miliar ye bove resitted 
parsell of land houseing fence or fences with all rights privylidges 
or Apurttinances yt doth or maye here after belong or apertaine 
there unto, upon Any Acoumpt whatsoever, I saye to him sayd 
Tho : miliar, to him his hayres Executtors, Administ" or Asignes 
for Ever, as his one proper right of Inherytance, I saye from 
me my hayres Executors Administ" k Asignes to have and to 
hold & quiattly to Inioye from Any parson or parsons whatsoever 
yt shall laye Claime to itt, or Any part of Itt ; A fforian Invation 
{foreign invasion) onely Excepted, & doe warant this my deed 
of sale to be good & free fr<o>m Any former salle or moriagees or 
Any Intangellment or InCumbarrances what soever. In tru mean- 
ing & performance of this deed of salle, I doe ratefy Confirme 
& alow of as my Actt & deed by subscribing thereunto my hand 
& seale this 25*'' of febrewary in ye yeare of oure lord 1683/4 
signed sealed & delevered John ffrostt 

in ye presants of 
Theophilus phillips 
John X Champon 
his hand 

I underwritten meryam Harcutt formerly ye wiufe of samuell 
furman of oyster baye deaseased doe hereby owne & Acknowlidge 



196 Book A 

yt ye home lott of land that John Townsend, henry Townsends 
soon doth now poses, herein oysterbaye, was formerly given by 
ye towne of oyster baye unto my husband samuell furman, above 
menshoned & after we had posesed ye sayd lott sum time, my sayd 
husband sould ye sayd lott of land, unto petter wright, now 
deseased, & reseved full satisfaction for ye same without Any 
reservation, to ye truth & Confirmation of this above sayd Ac- 
knowlidgment, I have hereunto sett my hand in oyster baye ye 
7th daye of Aprill 1684 

Signed & Acknowlidged before me, Meryam X Harcutt 

ye daye Above written her mark 

Tho : Townsend Justis of ye peace of queues County 

(p. 180 Old ^)— ffebrewary 7*^ 1670, ye last will & testement of 
Robart furman of oyster baye, I being weak in body yett being 
in ^feckt memory and understanding, doe dispose of my Easteat 
as folloeth Viz : 

first I give to my Loveing wife my house baren and orchard 
& home lott, & the medow at matenecok & all ye hollow at ye 
plaine Edge, and A hollow on ye brushe plaines, for my wife to 
dispose of as shee Ceese Best for her Comfortable subsistance 
whilst she liveth, and If my soon Aron will undertake this for 
his mother, then my will Is yt he shall doe Itt & improve ye 
Aforesayde house & land, for her before Any other, & at my 
wifes desease ye Above menshoned house and lands to be my soon 
Aron to him & his for Ever, 

secondly I give to my two soons samuell and moses all the 
remainder of my Acomydations both of medow at ye south and 
the moable (mozvable) land upon ye plaines to be Equally de- 
vided betwixt them, and In pertickular I give to my soon samuell 
all my houseing and land at ye Cold spring, after my wives 
desease provided alwayes that, that Agrement formerly made 
betwixt my two soons Samuell & moses, at my wives desease 
shall stand 

thirdly I give to my Loveing wife all my parsonall Easteat 
both of Liveing stok & household goods to her proper use & be- 
hofe, for her Comfortt, and to dispose of at her desease And my 
will is that my two soons samuell and moses shall during there 
mothers Life provide yearly haye, & what Else Is needfull for 
the maintaineing there mothers stok of Cattells, this is my will 
as witnes my hand in presance of 

Jonas Wood Robartt fTurman 

Abygall frost 

June sesions 1671 This will was brought To the sayd Sesions 
at Jemecoe & Aproved of, & ye widow was by the sayd Courtt 
Alowed to be Exseketrixe upon the Easteat of her husband de- 
seased, by order of Court by me 

Anthony waters, Clark 



Book A 197 

Oyster baye ye ZZ'** of maye 1684 

Then Layd out unto Joseph Eastland Acording to ye towne 
grant, ye boggy medow at ye head of ye bevor swomp Krick, on 
ye East side, ye first bounds whareof begineth at A littell mapell 
tree marked, on ye edge of ye swomp, on ye East side by ye 
highvvaye, yt is layd out A Crose the swomp, & from ye sayd 
tree, upon a straight lane northwardly to A rock in ye bogs gid- 
eon Wrights south East bounder of his medow, from thence upon 
A straight west or northwest line to ye maine Crik, & from thenc 
southwardly by ye maine Crik, to ye Abovesayd highwaye, & 
from thence by ye sayd highwaye by 2 leading whitoaks marked 
in ye swomp, & soe to ye littell mapell tre ye first bounder, being 
bounded with ye highwaye on ye south & giden wrights land & 
medow on ye East side & north End, & ye maine Crick on ye west 
be in quantety of boggy medow & swomp more or less, layd out 
by us survayors for ye towne, wittnes our hands 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell Colls 

(/>. 181 Old A) — This Instrament of writting or deed of gifft 
wittneseth unto all Christion people to whome It maye Come or 
Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt I Suscaneman Aliss, Runasuck 
An Indion & Cheefe propriator of all the lands Comanly Called 
& knowne by ye name of matenecok sittuate & being within ye 
pattent & townshipe of oyster baye, within ye north Riding of 
yorkshare upon Longisland, for & upon divars Resons & Con- 
siderations moveing me hereunto have f relly & absolutely without 
^suation or Comepultion, but upon resons & Considerations of 
severall favors & benifitts formerly reseved from Capt : John 
underbill deseased, have given & by these presants Acknowlidge 
to have f rely given unto nathanell underbill soon to ye Abovesayd 
Cap' John underbill deseased, forty Accars of wood land upon 
matenecok & Joyneing to ye East side of ye lands by us ye Ind- 
ians sould unto Jeames Cok by ye futt path or waye from oyster 
baye to muschedecove, on ye north side being forty rods broad 
at Each End or front & reare, bounded south End by ye sayd 
futt path & one hundred & sixty rods in Length north & south, 
& at ye north End or reare bounded by oure lands unsould. In- 
cluding within ye sayd bounds as by me bounded, forty Accars 
of wood land more or Leess, I sayd & doe hereby owne & Ac- 
knowlidge to have frely given as A free gifift unto ye Abovesayd 
nathanell underbill, from me my heyres Executors Administrators 
or Asignes for Ever, unto him ye sayd nathanell his hayres suck- 
sesors Administ" or Asignes, To have & to hold occopy posess 
& inioye as his or there owne proper right titell & intrest for 
Ever, from Any further Lett hinderance or molestation, from 
me or Any from by or under me, as firmly to all Intents & pur- 
poses as might or Could be written by Any deed of giftt or Con- 



198 Book A 

vayeance, whatsoever drawne Acording to Law, the Abovesayd 

forty Accars of wood land as Above spesefyed, as wittnes my 

hand & seale in oyster baye ye first daye of march 1682 

Signed sealed & delevered 

In presance of us 

Tho: Townsend Suscaneman X Alis 

John ffeke Runasuck his mark & seale O 

{p. 182 Old A) — This Instrament of writting or deed of Con- 
vayeanc wittneseth unto all Christion people to whome Itt maye 
Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee yt I Joseph Eastland 
Inhabytant of matinecok within ye patten & township of oyster 
baye upon longisland queens County Cordwinder haveing A for- 
mer grant from ye towne of oyster baye for A sartaine peece of 
Boggy Medow at ye head of ye bevor swomp river as stands 
Entred in ye towne book of records of oyster baye in page 232, 
& since surveyed by ye surveyors of ye towne, & bounded out by 
them, as by there surtiffycate under there hands may Apeare & 
stands Recorded, in ye sayd Book of Records in page 180, now 
know all men by these presants, yt I Joseph Eastland Above- 
menshoned, for full satisfacktion in hand Reseaved before ye 
signeing & sealling hereof, have frelly & Absalutely Bargined 
sould, & by these presants declare yt I have sould & delevered, ye 
Above sayd trackt or peece of boggy medow & swomp as granted 
& surveyed & bounded to me, for Ever unto John davis of ye 
Abovesayd place & township for him ye sayd John, to have & 
to hold occopy posess & Inioye, his hayres Executors Administra- 
tors or Asignes frelly without further Lett hinderance or moles- 
tation, from me my hayres Executors Administrators or Any 
other from by or under me Layeing Claime thereto by pretence 
of Any gift grant or Convayeance, whatsoever, for Ever, declare- 
ing & acknowlidging yt ye sayd peece of medow & swomp Layd 
out to it as Abovemenshoned, Is as firmly ye sayd John davises, 
his hayres or Asignes for Ever as Ever Itt was mine by grant, 
as wittnes my hand & seale In oyster baye this 4*^^ daye of Jully 
1684 

signed sealed & delevered Joseph Eastland O 

in ye presance of us, 
Tho: Townsend 
John Wright 

This Instrament of writting or deed of Convayeance wittneseth 
unto all Christion people to whome It maye Come or Any wayes 
Consarne know yee, That whareas I Alice Crabb widow Inhaby- 
tant In oyster baye upon long Island, within queenes County 
Emeryca, being Invested & Legally posest & in posesion of all 
ye land medows Rights & prevylidges : &c — of my brother in law 



Book A 199 

Anthony wright of oyster baye deseased, as by his will maye 
Apeare bareing date ye 20*"^ daye of ye third month 1673: & 
proved in ye Courtt of sesions held at Jemecoe desember, 1679: 
& Confirmed, Acordingly by Letters of Administration under ye 
hand & scale of Edmund Andross ye then governor of this pro- 
vince datted at nev^ york ye 30^^ daye of desembar 1680: now 
know yee yt by vertue of ye sayd power to me given by ye sayd 
will & Letters of Administration, upon good Resons moveing 
me hereunto have bargined & sould & by presant posestion de- 
levered unto Robartt Colles of muschedacove, & of ye township 
& County as Abovesayde, ye one halfe of all yt share or Right 
of medow yt was my Brother Anthony wrights at ye south, soe 
Called within ye patten of oyster baye, as it tis alredy layd out 
& devided, as it stands recorded in oure towne book of oyster 
baye in page 254 being as menshoned layd out in three devytions, 
ye first Alottment upon ye west neck being nomber leven, the 
second alottment being upon unkawaye neck soe Called, & Is 
recorded in nombar seven, the third devytion lyeth upon ye littell 
neck Comanly Called Lattins neck — (p. 183 Old A) — & layd out 
is nomber thirtene, withall to be understood further If Any 
medow at ye south menshoned, within ye first towne deed from 
ye Indions be not allredy layd out or devyded, yt ye sayd Robart 
by vertue hereof, hath full right, to ye one halfe, of what shall 
or doth fall by proportion, upon devytion to yt share, or right of 
medow yt was my brother Anthony wrights as Abovesayd, And 
for A valewable Consideration of sillvor mony In hand by me 
reseaved from ye sayd Robart before ye sealling hereof, I doe 
hereby owne & acknowlidge to have absalutely sould & delevered 
ye one halfe of all yt share & right of medowes at ye south yt 
was my brother Anthony wrights as Above Inserted & Exsprest, 
from me my hayres Executors Administ" & Asignes for Ever 
unto ye Above menshoned Robartt Colles his hayres Executors 
sucksesors or Asignes to have & to hold occopy posses Inheritt 
& Inioye peasably without Any further Lett hinderance or moles- 
tation from me or Any from by or under me for Ever, oblidgeing 
my selfe my hayres or sucksesors to defend him ye sayd Robartt 
his hayres or sucksesors, in ye peasable Inioyement of ye prem- 
yses. Against Any pretended Claime by vertue of Any giftt grant 
hayreshipe, or ye like pretences, to ye Confirmation whareof I 
have hereunto subscribed my hand, & sett to my seale, in oyster 
baye ye: \9^^ daye of Jully 1684: & in ye presance of. The valu- 
able Consideration menshoned Is A Leven pounds mony 
signed sealed & delevered her 

In ye presance of us, Alice (A) Crabb O 

Tho: Townsend mark & seale 

Isaac Homer 
Job wright 
Nathanell Colles 



200 Book A 

(p. 184 Old A) — To all Christion people to whome this ^santt 
writting shall Come or in Any wise Appertaine, be Itt knowne 
by these presants, yt I mark meggs of oyster baye on Longisland 
in Ameryca, for & in ye Consideration of twenty pounds in hand 
sattisfyed & payd, have given granted Bargined sould & Con- 
firmed, & by these presants, I ye sayd mark meggs, doe give 
grant Bargin sell & Confirme, unto Richard harcutt off Jemeca, 
on longisland Aforesayd, one house & lott with ye prevylidges of 
Cominidge & ye medowe Belonging to Itt formerly in ye poses- 
tion of old m*" titass, & Affter him in ye posestion of daniell 
whithead, but now in ye posestion of ye sayd mark meggs Lying 
& being at or nere ye East End of oyster baye Aforesayde, 
bounded on ye East by A lott of Thomas smiths, on ye north by 
ye streete, by ye south & west by ye Common, To have & to hold 
unto him ye sayd Richard harcutt, all & singular ye premises with 
all profitts & Comodetys thereto belonging, unto ye sayd Richard 
harcutt his hayres Executtors or Asignes for Ever, & ye sayd 
mark meggs have put ye sayd Richard harcutt into Lawfull & 
peasable posestion by the sealing & delevyring of these presants, 
of all & singular the premises, & that ye sayd Richard harcutt 
shall quiattly & peasably have hold occopy poses and Inioye ye 
before recitted premises without ye lawfull lett hinderanc or 
molestation of him ye sayd mark meggs or Any other parson 
or parsons Lawfully Claimeing for by or under him by meanes 
of Any former giftt grant bargain or salle whatsoever In witt- 
nes whareof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale the first daye 
of Aprill, in ye yeare of our lord, 1660 
Signed sealed & delevered the mark of 

In ye presance of us X O 

John Carman mark meggs 

John newman 

July ye 22^** 1684 Apeared before me mark meeggs Abovesayd 
& did Acknowlidge this Abovesayd deed to be his Lawfull actt, 
Confirmed to ye sayd Richard harcutt & yt he had Reseved full 
satisfacktion for ye same Acknowlidged before me 

Tho: Townsend 

This Instrament of writting wittneseth to all Christion people 
to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, yt 
whareas I under written Alice Crabb of oyster baye widow within 
queens County upon Longisland in new England was by will of 
my Brotherinlaw Anthony wright deseased, Invested & Lawfully 
posest by vertue thereof of All his Lands & moveables, as by ye 
sayde will maye Apeare, which being proved at ye Court of sesions 
held at Jemecoe for ye north Riding desember 1679: & Con- 
firmed acordingly by Letters of Adminis* under ye hands & scale 
of Sir : Edmund Andross ye then governor of this province datted 



Book A 201 

at new york ye 30'*' daye of desember 1680, now know yee yt by 
vertue of ye sayd power to me given by ye sayd will & Letters 
of Administration upon divors & good Resons moveing me here- 
unto, doe by these presants — {p. 185 Old A) — ffrelly give as A 
fifree gifftt without Any Reservation, unto my soon in law Isack 
horner, & my youngest daughter Lydiah his now wife all yt 
home lott in oyster baye yt was my sayd brotherinlaws Anthony 
Wrights being bounded with ye maine street on ye south side & 
East End, & my soon Job wrights home lott on ye north, & my 
home lott in which I am in posestion on ye west Exsepting onely 
six rods square at ye north East End or Corner of ye sayd Lott 
as alredy Agreed upon for A burying place, & fortty futt square 
at the south East Corner of ye sayd Lott whare ye now {Quaker) 
meetting house stands which sayd two parsells of ground as men- 
shoned are Exsepted for Ever for ye uses menshoned, but All ye 
rest or remainding partt of ye sayd Lott with all ye Rights & 
previlidges in Coman rights thereunto belonging I have & doe 
by these presants frelly give unto my sayd soon & daughter 
Above menshoned, & there hayres Executors Administ*'' or 
Asignes to, have & to hold poses & Inioye as there one proper 
Rights titells & Intrest for Ever, from me my hayres Executors 
Administ : or Asignes or Any other from by or under me for 
Ever, as firmly to all intents or purposes as might or Could be 
written Acording to Law, to ye Confirmation hereof I have sub- 
scribed my hand & sett to my scale in oyster baye this 25**^ daye 
of november 1684, It tis to be understood all ye Coman rights 
belonging to ye sayd lott to be devided or Alotted after this date 
is to be ye sayd Isacks as Abovesayd witnes my hand 
Signed sealed & delevered Alice (A) Crabb 

In ye presance of us her mark & scale O 

Tho : Townsend Nathanell Colles 
John wright 

{See Appendix for Anthony Wright's deed to the Quakers for 
the tzvo above reserved parcels) 

This Instrament of writting or deed of Convayeanc witneseth 
to all Christion people to whome it maye Come or Any wayes 
Consarne know yee, yt whareas I Alice Crabb of oyster baye 
widow, within queens County upon Longisland in new England, 
being by law Invested in ye posestion of all ye lands & movable 
Easteat of my Brother in law Anthony wrights of oyster baye 
deaseased as by his will proved & Letters of Administration 
under ye hand & scale of ye governer: S"" Edmond Andross the 
then governer of ye province maye Apeare, by vertue whareof 
& for A Considerablle valew, ye sum of seven pounds sillvor 
mony in hand payd mee before ye signeing & sealing hereof, have 
bargined sould & by presant posestion delevered unto my soon 
Adam wright of ye same towne & County ye one half of all yt 



202 Book A 

right of land yt was my brother Antony wrights upon hogisland 
as layd out to him by ye survayors Chosen for yt purpose & ye 
one half also of yt right not yett survayd or devided to be & for 
ye sayd sum of mony as Abovesayd doe, by these presants, Con- 
firme what is Above Exspresed ye one halfe of all yt right of 
lands upon hogisland formerly my brother Anthony wrights de- 
seased unto ye sayd soon Adam wright his hayres Executors 
Administ" or Asignes to have & to hold poses & inioye as his 
or there one proper right titell & intrest for Ever from me my 
hayres Executors Administ" or Asignes or Any parson from 
by or under me for Ever, as firmly to all intents Construcktions 
or purposes as might or Could be writen acording to law, to 
ye Confirmation whareof I have subscribed my hand & set to 
my sele in oyster baye this : 25*^ daye of november 1684 
signed sealed & delevered her 

in ye presance of us, Alice (A) Crabb O 

Tho: Townsend, marke & seale 

Nathanell Colls, 
John wright, ye share of medow layd out to yt right exsepted 

(p. 186 Old ^)— Know All men By these ^sants yt I Adam 
wright within menshoned doe wholly & fully delevere all my 
Right, & Intrest of ye within menshoned, premises unto Joseph 
Ludlam of oyster baye Cooper, to which Asignement I sett my 
hand this 16*'' daye: 12"^ month 1684/5 haveing Reseaved full 
satis facktion, ye Above writen Confirmed by mee witnes my hand 
witnes John dewsbury Adam wright 

Isack homer • mary wright 

Tho : Townsend 

{p. 268 Old A) — {being the reverse end of the hook, the pages 
of ivhich are numbered consecutively from the front, hence here 
appearing in a retrograde order, as they do also in New Book A.) 

Oysterbay ye 27'^ of September 1668 

Ordered by ye town that ye deed of Sale which Richard painter 
Made to Richard Latting is by free Consent to be Recorded by 
ye recorder 

30*'* of November 66 Ordered yt all ye Medow one Oake Neck 
& pine Neck shall be forthwith Laid out to ye Inhabetants of ye 
Towne to Every allotment his Equall Sheare 

Ordered yt Nicholas Simkings & Richard Harcott, is to lay 
out Oake Neck and pine Neck Medoes into 39 Sheares & to have 
6*^ ^ Sheare for layeing it out, & for those yt bring not thare 
paye ye Layers out is to have ye use of ye Medoe, untill such 
time ye are paid 

Ordered yt hence forth, by ye 21*** of May all Cattell, of what 
kind soever shall, be cleared of </) of Hogg Island, & any person 



Book A 203 

or persons yt shall make a breach of this order, shall pay if 
Lawfully convicted, to ye prosecuter IZ^" ^ day for every head 
^vided yt any person may bring on Either horses or Oxen to doe 
his nessesary occations, so yt ye Seacure them, from doeing thare 
Nighbors Damage, 

Ordered yt any person yt hath any interest upon Hogg Island, 
Shall at or befor ye last of March, make his Share of fence 
acrose ye Island, whare it shall be laid out and whome so Ever 
shall be found defective, in his sheare, against hogs or greater 
cattell, shall pay for his deafect. Every day five Shillings, 

Ordered yt Nicholas Simkings & Richard Harcutt, is to lay 
out ye Calves pasture to Every one a Sheare, & they are to have 
6 pence for Every Sheare laying out 

December A Tow^n Meeting held and Ordered yt Richard Har- 
cott, Robert ffurman shall have theare lands Entered, it lawfully 
Appeareing in ye face of ye Towne yt they have a Just Right 
to them : 

Lorence Mote being Plantive Arested Nathanyell Coles de- 
fendant [ ] and caled a Corte, ye 16**^ Jany 1666 & not 
apearing [he is charged with cost] of Corte, This 16 Jany 1666 
ye Plantive [ ] Lorence Mote Plantive & Nathanyell 
Coles Deffendent doeith both agree to stand ye determination of 
this ^sent Cort: 

Mosis Mudge of Hemstead doeth attest yt Nathanyell Coles 
sold unto lorence Mote, which he bought of Marke Megs, & ye 
said [ ] Marke Megs, and for ye said Coles his bargaine, 

ye Sd Lorence Mote, is to give him 55 posts Six hole posts, <i. e. 
fence posts mortised for six rails, or long enough to be so mor- 
tised. See illustration in the Farmers Almanac.} & ye said Lor- 
ence Mote did Ingaige, to clere Nathanyell Coles of his bargaine, 
from Marke Megs, & to give ye said Megs Suffistient seacurities, 
yt ye Said Coles was to delever ye said horse ye Corte vardict is. 
We find for ye Deffendant Cost of Corte according to Evidenc 
and ye play made befor us : ye 16*** of Jann''^ 1666 

The S'*' day of Apprill 1667 Danyell Coles is Chosen Constable 
for this p''sent Yeare : Overseers Chosen : Richard Harcott, Na- 
thanyell Coles John Townesand Senj : ffransis weekes 

Ordered by ye Towne yt fforth w*** A Pattaine, for our Towne 
shall be Seacured 

19th Ordered yt the Medo, betwene Beaver Swampe & John 
Townesands Sen-* his Medow : is given to Thomas Townsand, 
being Sold by John Digeson, to Thomas Townesand, which Share 
of medoe was John ffinch : 

Ordered yt John Digeson shall keepe a Suffishtient Gate & 
barres at East [end] betwixt his Medoe & home lote, & ye said 
Digeson is to have ye grasin of ye way, 



204 Book A 

Aprill 1667 Laid out & Given by ye Towne to John Wright, & 
peece of Land Eight poole wide & tenn polle in Length : 
(/>. 267 Old A) — [Laid out] to Nathanyell Coles A pece of Land 
being & lying between ye Ash swampe one ye East side and ye 
highway about a halfe An acker, laid out to him by Hennery 
Townesand & Nicholas Wright, this last of Aprill 1667 

Ordered by ye Towne yt James Cocke, shall have ye Swamp, 
at ye west End of ye Towne beyound ye Mill River, which is at 
ye three Run provided it be not prejudisall to any highway : 

Decemb: ye 11*^ of 1667 Ordered by ye Towne yt ye Constable 
& overseers : shall make a Levie on ye Towne, for 6£ w"^^ is dew 
to Jonas Holstead w'^*' is for ye higher (hire, i. e. rent) of ye 
forte Neck: 

Ordered by ye Towne yt John Robings, hath Liberty to take 
up a home lott or as much as ye place Cunvenyently will alow: 
& Comonage belonging to it by fTransis Weekes one ye West side, 
w^'^ is to be layd out according to ye dischrestion of ye layers out 

23 : Ordered by ye Towne yt Josias Latting shall have two 
Ackers of land, Adjoyning to Caleb Wrights land, to be layd out, 
at ye dischreshion of ye layers out & also Comanage, as a Townes- 
man : 

23: December, 1667 Ane Action of Debt Entred by John Coles, 
of Oyster Bay against James Pitnie, to ye Plantives, (ordered) 
Damage, 81 debt one pound. Sterling, 

Oyster Bay ye 3 day of ffebr^, 1667 An Action, of dept entred, 
by John Tredwell, Plantive, Against James Pittne, Deffendant, 
ye Sd plantives, debt, is two pounds which hee Claymith, & dam- 
age, of ye Sd Deffendant, 

17. Ordered by ye Towne yt any man whatsomever, belonging 
to ye Towne, shall at any time kill a wolfe or woules, hee shall 
have from ye Towne for Each wolfe fifteene shillings, which hee 
shall have, paid out of a Towne Raet, 

Aprill ye 8^^ 1668 Nicholas Wright is Chosen Constable for 
this p''sent yeare Overseers Chosen ffransis Weekes : Hennery 
Townesand: James Cocke: Thomas Townesand: 

July ye 15*^ 1668 Layd out given & granted by ye Towne unto 
Joseph Ludlam, apeece of land lying one ye South East Side, of 
ye Runn which is now by ye Smith Shop and bounded, one ye 
east with a Chasenut tree, one ye south with a highway & one 
ye west with ye Runn : ye above Said land being two Ackers more 
or less, & ye Said Josep Ludlam doeith Ingaige when he leaves ye 
Towne, yt ye Towne shall have ye aboveSd land, againe provided 
ye (Town) give him as much, as an other man, will and yt ye 
aboveSd Joseph Ludlam, is to have previlidge, in ye Comons, as 
other Townes men have 



Book A 205 

A Towne Meeting held this, 10'*' of October 1668 
Ordered and agreed by ye : Towne, yt Matthias Harvy shall 
have thertye Shillings, for this p''sent yeare : ye which is for 
writting of all public, matters which Cunserens ye whole Towne 

Surveors Chosen for this p''sent Yeare: ffransis Weekes: Na- 
than Coles: Rich Harcott: and yt ye Sd Serveors shall have of 
those which ye lay out Lands to, shall have Six pence per Acker : 

It is this day ordered by ye Towne, yt any person or persons 
whatsomever within ye Bounds or Confines of our Towne shall 
by ye Last of November next, Appeare to ye house of Anthony 
\\'rights befor ye Constable, and Overseers, & then & theare 
bring in theare Deedes, or make it appeare by lawfull & Suffish- 
tient Evedences : or Record how ye holds ye Lands, yt all such 
Lands may be recorded, in ye Towne Booke, & those which shall 
be negligent heere in, must Expect to loose any Such lands ye 
lay, pretence, unto 

(/>. 266 Old A) — A Cort held in Oyster Baye this 3 day of 
flfebry 1667 Dannyell Coles Constable Rich Harcott, & ITransis 
Weekes, Overseers : 

VVhareas theare was an Action of Debt Entred, by John Coles 
Against James Pittnie haveing ye Evedence of Matthias Harvy 
& Danyell Coles, yt ye Sd Pittnie is indebted to John Coles, 
Seaven Shillings & Six pence, wee ye Cort doe Auguge, (agree) 
ye Sd Pittnie or his Estate ; to be Respontiable to John Coles 
tenn Shillings : 

3 : Wee finding for John Tredwell Plantive, hee haveing made 
his Debt Appeare, yt ye Sd Pittnie Deffendant, or his Estate, 
shall pay to ye aforeSd Plantive, for his dept & Damage, & Corte 
Charges: two pounds fifteene, & Six pence: 

At a Towne Metting held this 10"^ of October, 1668 It is this 
day ordered by ye Towne, yt Our Smith John Thomson shall have 
for his home lote, five Ackers, of Land, forth with Layd out by 
ye Serveors : 

10*'' It is this day Ordered, & agreed by ye Towne yt ye Wide 
Crooker shall have yt house, & Land, which shee now lives in, 
dewring her life, & aflfter her deacease, to Returne to her. Chil- 
dren, 

Nathanyell, Coles, ye Sonn of Nathanyell, Coles of Oyster Bay, 
was Boren ye 24*'' of August, in ye Yeare of our Lord 1668 

Martha Coles, ye Wiflfe of Nathanyell Coles of Oyster Bay 
Departed, this wourld, ye 17*'' of September, and in ye Yeare of 
cure Lord One Thousand Six hundred, & Sixtie Eight, 1668 

Oyster Bay ye Last of November 1668 

Given & granted by ye Towne, A Share of Medo at ye South 
unto James Cock: 



206 Book A 

Ordered by ye Towne yt John Wright, shall have, Comonage, 
to ye lott his father, hath given him, but for medo in Oake Neck 
& Pine Island he is to have noe Sheare : 

Ordered & agreed by ye Towne, yt all former, orders, made 
befor ye yeare, 64 are void, & of noe Effect, yt is to say all Such 
orders, as shall any wayes bender, any Townesman, for ye take- 
ing up, of lands within, a Mile of ye Towne, also ye Towne 
doeith, agree, yt all Swampes, & Comon Medoes shall when ye 
Towne Seeith a Convenient, Oppertunytie to be layed out to every 
Townesman, his Equall proportion or Sheare, & also Every 
Townesman, hath his Liberty to take up Six Ackers of land, as 
neare ye Towne as Convenyently hee can : soe yt ye Serveors, 
seith yt it doe not infringe, any high wayes 

Ordered by ye Towne yt Richard Harcott shall have ye Swamp 
against his house, & ye marsh allso, in lew of his Sheare, of 
Swamps, & Comon medoes, he leaveing a high, way for Cartes 
round it, hee Except his sheare of Oake neck & pine Neck medoes : 

Ordered by ye Towne yt Josias Latting shall have ye swampe 
against his house fifor his Sheare of, Swampes & Coman Medoes 

Ordered by ye Towne yt James Cock shall have, ye Easter end 
of ye three run boges, to ye halfe of it, up to ye upland, in lew 
of his Sheare of ye swampes & upland, Oake neck medoes & 
pine Island medoes Excepted : 

(p. 265 Old ^)— Oyster Bay ye 1*^ of December 1668 

Granted by ye Towne to Thomas Townesand, yt he hath Lib- 
erty to Leave a highway of two pole wide betwene ye Wido 
Crooker, & him & also to run up ye hill three rod higher then 
his fence now is & soe to run upon a Square against Nicholas 
Simkings his house ye waye is to be left if there be nede of it: 

Ordered by ye Towne yt John Digeson shall have, two Ackers 
& halfe of ye Mill Swamp Joning, to his lott, for his two Rights, 
of Swamps & Comon medoes which is to be layd out Excepting 
Oake neck medoes, & pine Island medoes ye rang^^') to run, 
Sutherd into ye Swamp, as ye fence now Stands : 

Ordered yt John Thomson, shall have, for his Sheare, of Comon 
Medoes & Swamp, which is to be layd out, ye rest of ye Swamp, 
whare James Cock hath taken up his Sheare : which is ye other 
halfe: 

Granted to John Thomson fower acker of Medoe at Oake Neck 

Given & granted by ye Towne to John Thomson a home lott 
Containeing five Ackers more or less, bounded by ye highway one 
East, Anthony Wright one ye South, & one ye west, & ye lot yt 
left for trasemen, (New A gives this as Tradsmen) on ye North : 

Given & granted unto John Weekes, & Joseph Weekes, in lew 
of theare Sheares of Comon medoes & Swampes, apeece of medoe, 



Book A 207 

lying above ye Wido Townsend feild bounded w*'' a Carte way 
on ye north, on ye east w**^ ye high hill, on ye west a high hill, 
one ye south a vallew : pine & Oake Neck Excepted 

Granted unto Gideon Wright in lew of one Sheare, & for his 
sheare of Comon Medoes, & Swampes : a peece of Swamp, joyn- 
ing to John Digesons buting against ye hollow, yt up to Gideon 
Wrights lott & a Crosse ye Swamp, of two acres one, a West line : 
Oake Neck & pine Island medoes Excepted: 

Granted to Henry Townesand, by ye Towne for his Sheare of 
Comon Medoes & Swamps : a peece of Swamp, & upland. Bound- 
ed, one ye East with John Digesons, on ye west w*** ye Mill dam, 
being front bounders, on ye north w''' ye highway, & Sutherd 
as far as John Diges, {same in New A; means Dickinson) parte 
goes : ye South bounds is Gideon Wrights, & Henry Townesend 
doeith Concent, yt if ye Mill be forfetid to ye Towne, yt ye have 
liberty to dig Earth upon ye upland for ye mending of ye Mill 
dam, Oake Neck & pine Island medoes Excepted 

Granted to Samuell Weekes, by ye Towne, in lew of his Sheare 
of Comon medoes, & Swamps, three Ackers of ye Hassucks lying 
betwne ye too further must runs, goeing to Huntington : ye 
medoes at Oake Neck & pine. Island, Excepted : 

Granted & given by ye Towne, unto Matthias Harvy ye land 
betwne his medoe, & home lott, hee leaveing a highway of fower 
pole wide : & I Matthias Harvy doe ingaige : to leave oute, a pole 
of land of ye Corner of my fence, ye north Corner 

Ordered yt John Wright shall have two Ackers of ye Mill 
Swamp Adioying to Gideon Wrights, to run a Cross ye Swamp: 

Ordered by ye Towne yt Nicholas Wright, shall have, in lew 
of his Sheare, of Swamp, & Comon Medoes, three Ackers of ye 
Mill Swamp Joyning unto his Sun Johns, pine Island, & Oarke 
Neck Excepted 

{p. 264 Old ^)— Oyster Bay ye ph of December 1668 

Ordered by ye Towne, yt ye Wido Townesand shall have in lew 
of on Sheare of, Comon Medoes & Swampes, ye remainde of ye 
Mill river Swamp which is buting against her land, leaveing out 
of her lott an acker of ye hill, on ye north Side : Excepting Oake 
neck Medoes & pine Island, medoes: 

Ordered ye Towne yt Robart ffurman shall have for his Sheare, 
of Swamps & Comon Medoes, all ye Medoes yt are betwixt ye 
highway going to huntington, & his house at Cold Spring: Oake 
Neck & pine Island Medoes, Excepted : 

Given & granted by ye Towne, to Josias Latting a peece of 
land lying by his ffathers Nicholas Wrights grass plott, and Cun- 
taineing. Six pole in Length, & two pole in breadth, ye length, 
is to run by ye side of ye Said fence : 



208 Book A 

Granted by ye Towne, yt Mosis ffurman, shall have in lew, of 
his Sheare of Swamps & Comon medoes, two Ackers of Haseky 
medoe Joyning to ffransis Weekes, Oake Neck & Pine Medoes 
Excepted : 

Ordered yt Nicholas Simkings, is to have in lew of his Sheare, 
of Swamps & Comon medoes, ye Swamp, against his front, to 
range from ye littell mapel, tree in ye swamp to a great Oake 
Stumpt against his dore, a highway betwne Thomas Townesend 
land & ye Swamp two pole wide, of ye East side a Suffishtient 
highway betwne ye two old lots & ye Swamp: Oake Neck & pine 
Islands medoes Excepted : 

Ordered by ye Towne yt Samuell Andrews shall have, in lew 
of his Sheare of Comon Medoes, & Swamps, ye Swamp, which 
is Joyning to Nicholas Simkings, & soe to Cum a pole north of 
ye bridge Oake Neack & pine Island medoes Excepted : 

Ordered for this yeare ffransis Weekes Samuell Andrews Mat- 
thias Harvy is to be Surveors 

Ordered yt John Thomson Shall have a peece of land from his 
grinding stone, upon a Strigh line to a Stumpt near ye layning 
tree : & soe to ye run : 

Oyster Bay ye 6'^ of December 1668 

Whareas I Richard Crabb of Oyster Bay, on Long Island with- 
in ye Tettitories of his Royall Highness, James Duke of Yorke, 
haveing impowered, my loving friend, John Thomson of ye 
aboveSd Towne, to demand of John Hobie Tenn Poundes & of 
Johnathan Rennolds, Sixteene pounds. Sterling two persons live- 
ing, both, at Grinnidge, I ye abovesaid Richard Crabb : doe owne 
ye bills, which I had of these two men aboveSd to be [lost] but 
upon ye recept of ye moneys as aboveSd : I doe Athorise my Sd 
Atturny to give full discharges: & to record in Grinnidge {Green- 
zvich) Records yt ye Bill is lost: 

Layd out to ffransis Weekes Twelve Ackers, of Land by Mat- 
thias Harvy ffransis Weekes ye Sd land lyeth neare ye south east 
End of his lott, in length fortie fower [pole, in] breadth, fortie 
pole. 

(p. 263 Old ^)— In Oyster Bay ye 10'^ of December 1668 
Layd out, by ffransis Weekes, & Matthias Harvy, Nine Ackers 
of land Containing in length, 56 pole, & in breadth 28 pole, unto 
Matthias Harvy & Danyell Coles, ye AboveSd Lands, lyeth, nere 
Samuell Andrews, lott, & bounded, with a walenut tree, one ye 
East, & one ye north, & one ye south, with walnut trees one ye 
west with a white Oake, 

Matthias Harvy hath Twenty Ackers of Land laid out to him, 
on ye East End of ye Runes, neare ye begining of ye Mill Streame, 
betwne ye run, & it Reachith neare ye highway yt goeith, to Hem- 



Book A 209 

stead, It is Sixtie pole in length, & 64 pole in bredth, ye 29**^ of 
ffebreary 1663 

Laid out to Nicholas Simkings, Six Ackers of land in length, 
40 pole & breadth 24: pole, 

Layd out to James Cock, 28 pole of ye Easter end of ye boges, 
& six Ackers of upland, Joyning to it, being 40 pole in length, & 
24 pole in breadth, James Cock doeith ingaige to leaive a highway 
of three pole, wide, betwne ye boges, & his upland, & he is to but 
one ye highway on ye East End 

Laid out to Thomas Townesand, two Ackers of upland, at ye 
head of ye Cleft Swamp on ye west Side, laid out more three 
Ackers of Land, knowen by ye name of ye Mulberie feild, Con- 
taineing in length twenty eight pole & breadth 17 pole 

Laid out to Benjamen Hubard three ackers of land, in length 
30 pole & bredth 16 pole : neare the head of Tho Townsends home 
lott, upon the hill, 

A Towne Meeting held, & Ordered, yt Capt. John Underbill, 
is to have, for his labour & paines taken, about ye afares, of our 
Towne, one pound five Shillings, to be levied forth, with in a 
Towne Rate, 

A Towne Meeting held ye 29'^* 1668 Ordered yt forthwith the 
Surveors, are to lay out ye Ash Swampe, & soe much upland to 
it as ye shall see convenyent, unto Nicholas Davis being a giuft 
from ye Towne & also to lay out, at, ye poynt, of ye East side, 
of Matthias Harvy his Medoe a peece of Land containeing: in 
length, thertie foote, & breadth, Twentie foote, & ye Sd Nicho- 
las Davis hath Libertie for ye makeing of a wharfe into ye Sea : 

Laid out by fifrancis Weekes, Matthias Harvy Samuell, An- 
drewes, unto Nicholas Davis, ye aboveSd, Swampe, & Lands: 

Granted & given by ye Towne, to Matthias Harvy, ye Land 
yt lyeth beetwne, his fence, & a great Chasenut tree, & soe to run 
into ye ash Swampe, to a Smale tree, w'^^ is now Standing, neare 
about halfe way Matthias Harvyes, fence, w*^'' is now, therow ye 
boges 

Laid out by ffrancis Weekes, Matthias Harvy, & Samuell An- 
drewes, to Richard, Harcott, ye Swamp, & marsh ground: befor 
his dweling house w^*^ highwayes round it on ye west, with a 
highway of fore pole broade on ye North with ye Beach, on ye 
south ye Streete Six pole wide, & on ye East, ye South East 
Corner, Six pole wide, & ye North East Corner, fower pole wide : 

Laid out by fTransis Weekes, & Matthias Harvy, to Danyell 
Blyeth, five Ackers of Land on ye South side of Rob : ffurman, 
Containeing in length forty pole & Breadth twentie pole, he leave- 
ing a highway of Six pole wide, beeetwene his lott, & Matthias 
Harvyes lott, 



210 Book A 

April ye 5*^ 1669 

Rich : Harcott is Chosen Constable for this p^'sent yeare, 
Overseeres Chosen, Henry Townsend, James Cock, Thomas 
Townesend, & Matthias Harvy, 

(p. 262 Old A) — Ordered by ye Towne yt all ye Land, at Hog 
Island, without ye Coren, feild fence, is for this p''sent yeare, to 
be a Calves Pasture, & yt Every man yt hath, a hole Sheare, or 
right, one Hogg Island, may for his Sheare, if hee hath, medoe, 
without ye fence, put one 4 Calves, & if noe medoe, without ye 
fence, three Calves for his right, & if any man shall, Exceede ye 
Stint above Expresed, he shall pay to ye Oners, for Every Calve, 
soe put one 5^ & alsso for this p''sent yeare, it is ordered, yt noe 
man whatsumever shall put or Cause, to be put, on, Hogg Island, 
any Swine, & ye person yt shall soe, make a breach of this order, 
shall pay for Every Swine soe put on, lO & upon notice given, 
to fech them forthwith a way 

A Towne Meeting held this 22*^ June 1669 

wee Danyell Coles, Thomas Townesand, Mosis ffurman, & 
Isack Dottie, all of Oyster Bay, doe ingaige our Selves, Joyntly ' 
& Seavearll, unto ye Purchas''^ or Owners of Hog Island, from 
this day, & untill A fifortknight after, next Michalmas or aweeke 
longer, if fowel weather, doeith soe hinder yt men cannot git of 
there Cropes, wee ye AboveSd parties, as abovesaid, doe ingaige 
to maintaine & Seacure, ye East & West End, of ye Watter fence 
one Hogg Island : & if any damage shall befall any man by ourj 
neglect of not keeping up ye Watter fence: wee ye a boveSd par-j 
ties, doe ingaige to pay ye Damage, & also wee doe ingaige, to] 
keepe up & mainetaine all ye Comon fence, on ye East, & West,] 
Side 

23 June 1669 Ordered by ye Purchasers, & Owners of Hogj 
Island, yt whareas Danyell Coles Thomas Townesand Mosis ffur- 
man & Isack Dottie ; have Ingaiged to mainetaine & seacure, ourj 
Watter fence, at Hogg Island, wee doe ingaige to pay to yej 
aboveSd parties. Each man for his Sheare, one bushell of Indian! 
Coren & if any man doeith deny to make true payment when] 
demanded by ye aboveSd parties, after theare Searvis is dunn, yej 
Constable by us, is forth with impowered, to take it by distres,] 
& also wee ye Purchasers, & Owners, of Hogg Island, doe im- 
power ye aboveSd parties yt if any of us, shall leave in ye Coren,] 
ffeild, any horse or horses, or Oxen, or Working Cattell, soe yt 
they doe or may doe damage ye keepers of ye fence aboveSd, 
are forth with to take them into theare Costide, and to take of 
ye Owners five Shillings, for Every head, of such horses or 
Cattell, or to keepe them, in there posestion untill ye Owners,] 
will, or doe make true payment, 

A Towne Meeting held this last July 1669 

ffrancis weekes & Rich : Harcott is chosen, to veiw ye fences] 



Book A 211 

on Hog Island, and Every man, yt hath any Right theare, is to 
make his fence Suffishtient, & to make it five foote high, & every 
time yt is found deffective, thearein, after ye Seacond day of 
August next, is to pay for Every dayes Neglect lO for [not] 
keepeing his fence Suffishtient it is to be understood, yt [the said] 
fence is to be keept up untill, mens, Cropes are ripe & feched 
[and] ye Constable is to take, up those fences forth with, by 
distr[aint] to keepe them, for ye Townes youces, 

(p. 261 Old A)— In Oyster Bay ye 8*^ July 1669 

An Action of ye Case Entred, by Richard Latting of Oyster 

Bay Planter Againest, Hennery Soper of Huntington Deffendant: 
August 2'^ 1669 Layd out unto John Tompson 4 Ackers of land 

at Oake Neck about 20 pole ofe ye Beach Containeing, in length, 

50 pole & in breadth 13 pole, layd out by us Mathyas Harvy & 

Sam : Andrewes : 

A Corte held, ye 4'^ of October 1669 ye Vardick of ye Corte is, 
wee find for Thomas Skidmore plantive, yt Josias Latting Def- 
fendant shall pay unto ye Sd plantive, ye full Sum of three pounds 
two Shillings, & two pence Debt with Cost, & Charge of Corte, 
both Included Rich: Harcott: 

A Towne Meeting held this 7*^ of October 1669 

Given & granted, by ye Towne of Oyster Bay, unto George 
Dennis, three Ackers of Land, be it more or less, lying & being 
on ye North side of John Tompsons Lot, with Comonage belong- 
ing to it, & if ye AboveSd George Dennis, shall within A twelve 
month & A day build on & fence ye Said Lott, yt then ye Sd Lott 
is to be his, & his heires for Ever if not, neither fenceing nor 
building, be accomplished, within ye time. Above Expresed, yt 
then ye aboveSd Lott, & Comonage is to returne to ye Towne 
againe : 

Ordered by ye Towne yt ye Streete from ye Mill, unto, Robert 
ffurmans Lott is to bee Six pole wide, in ye Narrowist place. 

And also from ye head of ye Pine hollow, to ye head of ye 
Dock, on ye west Side, ye highway to be six rode wide in ye 
Narrowest place : And also Against fifrancis weekes. House, a 
highway of two pole wide, downe to ye Sea, from ye maine 
Street : And betwne fifrancis Weekes lott, & John Robings lott, a 
high way of two pole wide: into ye woodes. And betwne Richard 
Crabbs & Samuell Andrewes, a highway of Six pole wide into 
ye woods : A highway from Sam : Andrewes, downe to dock by 
Matthias Harvys house: {ivorn away) and from ye Swamp to 
Matthewes Lotts a highway of Six pole wide : A highway betwne 
Josias Lattings & ye Swamp of fower pole wide, & a highway on 
ye west side of ye Swamp : against Edmond Wrights yt was for- 
merly granted to Caleb Wright of fower rod wide, & these two 
wayes turns in to one, from ye South East end of ye Swamp: & 



212 Book A 

soe to ye pine hollow. & A highway of Six rode wide : A highway 
betwene Gideons Wrights, & John Wrights, of five pole wide or 
theare abouts : A highway betwne Nicholas Wrights & John 
Wrights & Gideons, to Remaine as now it is : A highway betwne 
John Digeson & Gideon Wrights land of two pole wide at ye 
South End next ye maine Streete : A highway of two rode wide, 
from ye Mill, to ye Water side betwne ye head of ye dock on ye 
west side, to ye Creekes mouth to remaine as it is, and soe one, 
East Side, to remaine as it is ye highway : & on ye North Side to 
remaine as it is : A highwaye from ye maine highwaye, on ye East 
side of John Richbills orchard of foure rod and a halfe downe to 
the watter side 

(p. 260 Old A) — A Towne Meeting held ye IS*'^ of November 
1669 Wee ye Towne doe Agree, yt whareas wee are like to Suffer 
great damage, for ye want of our Mill Trench being Skowerid, & 
Seaverall person being negligent in doeing theare Share or 
Shares, wee doe agree by ye last of this pressent Munth: Every 
man to finish and Cumpleat, his Share or Sheares & those yt 
shall be negligent thearein, soe yt theire Share or shares, is not 
dunn, by ye time above Speacefied wee doe Impower, ye Consta- 
ble, to higher men, to doe & finnish ye said worke & to take of 
ye persons soe offending pay for ye men, which hee shall hyer, 
& for his owne Labour & time, & if denyall be made of payment, 
then hee is heereby impowerid, to take it by distraint, & if ye 
Constable shall bee, opposed, in doeing his office, of this our act, 
he hath heereby power to take assistance as hee Seeith Cause : 
It is also Ordered yt whareas Rober Williams, Wido WilHs & 
Robert Coles, was by forgitfulness left out of ye aboveSd Worke, 
ye Constable is impowered at Sum cunvenyent : time, to call them 
to Sum publick work, as hee shall see cause, & if denyall bee 
made: ye Constable is impowered to higher men, & see it dunn, 
& take payment as above Expresed : & this publick worke to be 
dunn, within two Munths, after ye date above written 

(p. 260 New A) — A Town Meeting held ye 13^^ of November 
1669 

Given and Granted by ye Town 20: Acres of Land Lying and 
being, & Bordering, on ye Land Bought by Richard Townsend of 
Robert williams, and Lying on ye North side of ye Line Which 
was run, by Nicolas Wright, Henry Townsend, and Samuel An- 
drewes, as a Line of Division betwixt ye Town Lands, and Rob- 
ert williams Land ye aboveSd 20 Acres Is freely Given, by ye 
Town of Oyster Bay, Unto Richard Townsend, His heirs or as- 
signes forever: 

A Towne meeting held ye 4**^ of Decemb : 1669 And Samuell 
Andrews by free Cunsent, of ye Towne is Chosen Overseer this 
p'^sent yeare : 



Book A 213 

An Action of debt Entred by Matthias Harvy of Oyster Bay 
Plantive Against Danyell Blyeth Deffendant, this 4*^^ Decemb : 
1669 

An Action of debt, Entred by Samuell ffurman of Oyster Bay 
Plantive against Danyell Blyeth Deffandant: ye 4*** Decemb: 1669 

An action of ye Case Entred by Samuell ffurman, of Oyster 
Bay Plantive against, Josias Latting of Oyster Bay deffendant : 
ye 4**» Decemb: 1669 

An Action of debt & damage Entred, by Gideon Wright of 
Oyster Bay Plantive, Against danyell Blyeth Deffendant this 6*^ 
of Deacemb: 1669 

An Action of Vniust (unjust) molestation Entred by Josiah 
latten. Against samuel ffurman defendant : this 6**^ of desem- 
ber: 1669 

A Towne corte held this 6''' of December 1669 & ye Corte 
Seith it Convenyent, to proroge, ye Corte, untill ye 20'^ of this 
munth 

Richard Lattings protest against this p^'sent, Towne Corte, & 
hath Sworen yt hee made, his protest, befor ye Corte sate, which 
is a false Oath this 6**» Decemb 1669 ye Corte w*^*^ sate ware 
Richard Harcutt Constable Henery Townesand, Thomas Towne- 
sand, Matthias Harvy, Overseers : ye persons w*^^ ware then 
p''sent : ware Gideon Wright ; Richard Crabb, John Rudick 
(p. 259 Old ^)— This 6"' daye of desember 1669 
This declareth yt we Josias latten and samuell ffurman of 
oyster bay, do owne our selves ffully satesfied one with ye other 
In referanc to all debts Bonds or oblygations fully ended betwene 
us from ye beginning of ye world to this day and our fatthers also 
Richard latten and Robbart ffurman as wittnes our hands for our 
selves and In ye behalf of oure ffathers 

Josias llattin 
Samel fforman 

A Corte held this 20**^ of Decemb : 1669 Richard Harcutt Cun- 
stable. Overseers Henery Townesend Tho : Townesend Sam An- 
drews Matthias Harvy: 

Ordered by ye Corte yt all Such debts, as are made appear 
dew from Danyell Blyeth, is to. be paid, by ye Constable, out of 
ye Estate, of Danyell Blyeths- 

To Mathias Harvy as appeareid by bills & ac- 
count, and Corte Charges, 
To Thomas Townesand, for debt, & Corte 
Charges. 

To Josias Latting Debt 
Mary Latting debt 



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214 Book A 

02 02 06 To Sam Andrews debt 

To Simon Lane on George Dennis Acct : 

To John Rudick for debt: 

To ffransis weekes 

To Mosis ffurman: 

To Merriam ffurman & Robert ffurman 

To Rich : Harcot : debt & Corte charges : 

To Anthony Wright, & his Swine returned to 

him 

To Hennery Townesend 

To John Robings 

To John Tompson 



Whareas Gideon Wright, made Sale of a Sertaine percell of 
Land unto Danyell Blyeth : ye said Blyeth deaparting this place, 
& makeing noe payment for ye aboveSd Land : ye Corte doeith 
order yt ye Deede of Sale, & Bill of debt : is both to be Canselled, 
& ye said Lands, to remaine, unto Gideon Wright Againe as his 
Just dew — Whareas Richard Latting, did leave in our hands, 
two Bills of Danyell Blyeth for us to Judge, of & put an End to, 
wee haveing taken those bills into our Searious Consideration doe 
Order ye Said Rich: Latting, to take into his hands ye Chattels 
againe, which ye Sd Blyeth was to have of him: And Whareas 
Mosis ffurman and Danyell Blyeth did worke togeather in ye pro- 
curing a percell of hay w*^*^ is now at ye South, wee doe Order 
yt the said hay Shall be Equally devided, betwne Mosis ffurman 
& Rich : Latting they Each of them a man or men for ye Equally- 
tie of devishtion & if ye af oreSd parties cannot, agree : then ye 
Constable is to chuse tow men, to make ye devistion : & also hav- 
ing put an End to ye Said difference : wee have canselled ye Bills, 
which ware betwne Danyell Blyeth & Richard Latting. — It is 
Ordered yt ye Constable shall pay, unto all Such persons, which 
are approvid [the sum of] theire debts, & after all debts are 
cleareid, — (p. 258 Old A) — and all Charges whatsomever, if any 
of ye Estate be left, ye Corte is to keepe it in his hands, for ye 
use of Danyell Blyeth, 

It is Ordered yt ye Constable shall call Thomas Marting to Auct 
{account) and make it appeare, how & in what hee, hath paid his 
Share, of Accounts, betwne Danyell Blyeth, & him Selfe, & if hee 
shall refuse ye Constable, is hereby impowerid : to Arest ye Es- 
tate of Thomas Martings to bring him to An account: 

20*'^ Decemb: 1669 And whareas Mosis ffurman, & Danyell 
Blyeth, did worke togeather at ye procuring a percell, of hay 
which, is now at ye South wee ye Corte doe Order, yt ye said 



I 



Book A 215 

hay shall be Equally devided betwne, Richard Latting: & Mosis 
ffurman: ye Each of them, to chuse, a man or men for Equallytie, 
of Devishtion, and if ye aforesaid parties Cannot agree then ye 
Constable, is heereby impowered, to Chuse tow men, to make ye 
devishtion, & both Constable, & ye men w'^^ hee shall chuse. Shall 
have, Suffishtient Satisfaction, for theire time & truble, out of 
ye Estate, of Either of ye parties, abouesaid, which, will not 
Stand, to ye Cortes Sentance : 

An Action of Debt, Entred by Benjamen Huberd of Oyster Bay 
Plantive, against, Richard Latting of Oyster Bay Deffendant this 
last of December 1669 

A Towne Meeting held ye 12*"^ Jannuary 1669 

Whareas James Cock hath purchased of John Tompson : a 
peece of Medow w'^'^ was given him by ye Towne upon ye request, 
of James Cock, ye Towne hath given him Leave : to lay dounn 
as much of ye South End of ye Medo, as hee shall think fitt, & 
to take up as much at ye North End as hee shall laye downe, at, 
ye South End ^vided ye Sd James Cock doeith leave A Suffish- 
tient highway, for Carting — And James Cock also doeith in the 
presents of ye Towne, Ingaige myselfe heires & assignes, for Ever, 
to leave out of my Land at Muntinacock, for a highway for ye 
Townes use on ye west side of my land, one pole wide, ye whole 
length of my land & on ye North End, Joyning to ye Medoe w'^^ 
was given by ye Indians, to Capt. John Underbill, Six pole wide, 
ye bredth of my Land, 

Ordered by ye Towne, yt whareas thare hath bin grants, of 
house lotts, to seaverall persons, & they not fulfilling ye Towne 
Order, but have forfetid theire land, to ye Towne againe, by 
reason, of not building & fencing ye said Lands, ye Towne, doe- 
ith in theire Clemency, againe, geive ye Sd person, A Twelve 
munthes times, to build & fence theire Lands, w^'^in ye time pre- 
fixed, or Elce for Ever to loose, theire former grantes, w*** ye 
previlliges, theire to belonging: & ye Sd Lands or grants, to re- 
turne to ye Towne againe : which shall not fulfill this Order : ye 
persons negligent heerein are heere beneith written John Robings, 
Joseph Ludlam: John Weekes : Edmond Wright Josias Latting: 
and John Wright: 

14th yg Widow Townesend hath granted to her : for one Share 
of towne Medoes & Swampes ye remainder of ye swampe, which 
lyeth in ye Reare of her home Lott which peece of Swamp Joynes 
ye Swamp which was given to Josias Latting. 

(/>. 257 Old /^)— January ye 14*^ 1669 

The Boges lying & being at ye South East side, of ye poynt of 
trees or Landing place being bounded at this present by Latemore 
Sampsons lott on ye South, on ye South East by ye Land which 
was George Dennes on ye North by ye Edge of ye Boges & one 



^6 B4Mfk A 

ye west, by ye Edge of ye Boges ye abovesaid reece of Land, is 
granted Tnto Mattftss Harvy in Lew of a Siiare of Comon 
Medces and Swampes. wbareas it is Sorpcsed .bis peece of Land 
to be Ccmcn. wee ye proprietors, of Comon. Medoes .S: Swampes ■ 
doe allow ye abo-v-esaid peece of Land, to bee Marrhias Harvy. 
for Ever: btrt in case any rrm-r. can sbew. a better claime :o this 
abovesaid Land, tiiei I Matmias Harw- doe. and will, relininiish 
my intrest. wbich. is now granted, mee. 

19* Layd out by SanmelL Antirewes & Matthias Harvy for 
Henrv Towneseid A peece of Land lying «S: being. Xeare ye 
Ronnd Swanrpe bv ve Ease of ve Flavnes: being botrnded. b" 
ye lyne Scrcrtriward w^ cartes Robert Williams land & ye Townes 
Land, ye west, by ye foote of ye histiest hiH ye Xorth. boTinder 
in. A hoIlQw. nming Eastward to ye highway. & soe to ye Edge, c f 
ye swampe ye said peece of Land is laid out for Twdtie Ackers 
luang A great, parte barrer ': ' ;^ Sd Hennery Towneser ' ' ? 
to rtnm into ye Swamre. -r-.- : ;nce two pole from Rob ; ' -1- 

Sams tree. «^ fower pcle in icogth. of ye Swampe Laid out by 
Samn^ Andrewes & iLitthias Harvy unto Richard Towneseid 
forde Six Acko^ of Land. lying & being neare Lew sum & bound- 
el :r ye Sotrth- by ye devishetalL lyne. w^ parteti. Rob : Wmiams 
Lan'i. i Cyster Bayes Lands, ye west End. &: North Side bounded, 
by 'I'yster Bayes Comcns ye Sd Lands concaineing- in length, one 
Hundred -S: Sixtie Rode. 4: at ye West End in bredih Ninette & 
twc' rede. &. ye East End it ctnn^ to Nothing 

19^ Laid out by Sam: Andrewes &: i-Iattiiias Harvy unto John 
Townesend nftie six Ackers of Land. lying i being Neare Lew- 
sura, '. ~ r South, by ye devish»aiail lyne. w^ cartes 
Rob : - C'yster Bayes Lands, ye North East i 
West : :ter Bayes CcniorLS. ye Sd Lands Containe- 
mg in . : ired Twentie i fewer Rode i in Bredth 
fiortie Rode: 

A Tawne Meeting held this 17^ of March 1669 

GivQi by ye Towne onto Alee Crab. A Comon unto ye Pur- 
cfaas. whici. shee lately bougiit of Nicho l as Si m kings ye said 
Comon. is for one of her children: ye w hi ch Sd Comon is Con- 
firmed to her son Job & his heires 

Ordered by ye Towne yt Every hous^ceeper. (i. e. k^yus^kelder} 
^i sIT at or before ye 15^ of Aprill next procure to his house, a 
good & Substantial! Lader. ye length, to reach up to ye ridge 
of his hcuse. &; who Ever shall be negligent heerein, ye Constable 
B heerecy impcwered for Every weekes neglect, to take of ye 
defective person IG* : ye Sd lO is to be applyed for ye use of ye 
Towne: ye ConstabLe is to be paid for his tmble, out of ye Sd 
lO: {Tkese ladders required fo^r putting out fires in the tfuitck) 
{p. 156 yfeTi: A^ — A Town Meeting- held this 7* of November 
167D 



Book A 217 

Ordered by ye Tovm that Joseph Ludlum hath Liberty to set 
his house at Ground which he bought and his Engagement to ye 
ToviTie for buld[ing] on ye Swamp which ye Town Gave him 
Is Taken off by reason he [is building] there 

(p. 255 Old A) — Ordered by ye Towne yt in July next ye first 
^lundie & Tuesdie is appointed for ye mending of highwayes for 
Ever}- Lott to find a man k Ever}- man }-t shall be defective in 
not finding a man for a Lott shall forth with pay his fine ^ day 
to ye Constable & also t<zt>o dayes is appointed for ye Cutting 
of Brush ye first Mundie & Tuesdie in July next & those accord- 
ing to theire Lotts and they who do not find a man for a Lott ye 
Constable shall hyar a man in theire place & take of ye deffective 
part}- 5^ ^ day for Ever}- dayes defifect & soe like wayes for ye 
mending of highwayes & if those dayes shall prove fowle weather 
ye next fare dayes is to Stand for ye Sd worke to be duim & 
tiiose persons {-jJho) shall be found deffective &: shall make denyall 
of pa}-ment ye Constable is heereby impowered to take it by distres 

-\n Action of Debt Entred by ]Mosis ffurman Plantive Against 
Rich : Harcott of 0}-ster Bay Deffendant 

An Actoon of 5-e Case Entred by Richard Harcott of 0}-ster 
Bay plantive against Joseph Ludlam of Oyster Bay Deffendant 

A ToA\-ne Meeting held this 7^ of November 1670 
The Towne of Oysterbay reasea\-id a warrent from ye Consta- 
ble bareing Date ye [ ] of 1670 wharein we doe not read ye 
Kings name mentioned in [accordance] to law & it being a 
Scrupell to Stmi to act by ye Seade warrent ye [deem] it not 
safe to proceed upon ye Said Groimds untill ye said scrupell 
[receive] more fully Sattisfacktion this our [ ] 

a Towne Meeting held this 3* day of July 1671 
Sam : \\"eeke5 &: James Townesend is chosen oure surveors for 
this p'sent yeare Henry To^w-nesend Rich: Harcott Sam: An- 
drewes Thomas Townesend Gideon Wright are Chosen by ye 
Towne to lay out ye West Neck k ye Littell Xeck to Ever}- man 
yt hath intrest his Equall proportion as near [as may be] ye 
Sd Necks of Medoes are to be layd out by ye 12^ of this munth 

(/>. 254 New A) — A Town Meeting Held this 14^ of July 1671 
Ever}- mans Shear according to their Lott legually drawn of 
ye Meadows on ye \\"est Neck and ye Little Neck Jo}-neing to 
It ye first Shear Begining on ye \\'est side of ye \\'est neck 
Nicholas Right No: 1 Widow Townsend 10 

Richard Harcutt one ) ^ Antony \\"right 11 

\\'alter Salters : \ Jon Dickinson 12 

Henr}- To^^-nsend 3 ffrancis \\'eekes 13 

Richard Harcutt one ) . Tho : To^^-nsend 14 



Meges Shear ) John Townsend 15 



218 



Book A 



Rob: furman 
Samuel Andrews one 
Crookes Shear 
peter Wright 
Benj. Hubard 
Mathias Harvy 



John Richbill 
James Cock 
Nicholas Simkins 



16 
17 
18 



the Names of Men ordered to Lay out ye West neck Where 
Richard Harcut Henry Townsend Senj'" Samuell Andrews Gid- 
eon wright & Tho : Townsend by order of ye Town 

A Town Meeting held this 29*'* of July 1671 and every Mans 
Shear of Meadow as it lyeth on Unkway Neck 



Nicholas Wright 
peter Wright 
Rob: ffurman 
ffrances Weekes 
Widow Townsend 
James Cock 
Antony Wright: 
John Dickinson 
Henry Townsend : 
Nick : Simkins 



No 1 Rich Harcut upon 

2 Salters 

3 John Townsend: 

4 Benj. Hubard 

5 Tho: Townsend 

6 Rich : Harcutt by 

7 Richbill 

8 Rich : harcutt by 

9 meges 
10 Mathias Harvy 

Samuel andrewes 
Every Mans Shears of Meadow in third Division 



15 
16 



Ye Little Neck and 
laid out In ye third 
neck and ye fort neck 
John Dickeson 
Henry Townsend 
Benj : Hubard 
Nicho : Simkins 
John Townsend 
Rich : Harcutt by 

Meges 
Widow Townsend 
ffrances Weekes 
Sam: Andrewes 



ye neck Called Lattings Neck is and was 
division ye Little neck between Unkway 



1 

2. 

3 

4V 
5 

6 

7\ 



Mathias Harvy 
Peter wright 
Rob: ffurman 
Anthony Wright 
James Cock 
Thomas Townsend 
Richard Harcutt by 

Salter 
Nich : Wright 
Rich : Harcutt by 

Richbill 



10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 

16 

17 

18 



An adition of ye Fresh Meadow Laid to ye lO'** Lot of meadow 
upon Unkway neck Lying on ye East Side of ye neck begining 
at ye Indian foot path and bounded Southward by ye Small 
Creek that Cometh out of ye Main Creek being ye upermost 
Branch 

The Names of the Men of ye Town that Laid out ye Meadows 
upon ye fort neck and Little neck unkway neck and Lattings 



Book A 219 

neck were Richard Harcutt Mathias Harvy John Townsend Tho : 
Townsend James Townsend by order of ye Town 

(p. 253 Nezv A) — A Town Meeting held this 28'^ of August 
1671 

Ordered by ye Town yt ye Constable Tho : Townsend Shall in 
ye behalf of ye town Give notice to John Tompson to resine up 
ye Land which ye Town formerly Gave him for Breach of Cove- 
nant being then Entertained as ye Town Smith or to Answer ye 
Townes Complaint ye Next Sessions held at Jamaca 

Given by ye Town to Samuel furman three Acres of Land 
if there by so much Lying to ye West of Rich: Harcutts Lott 
without any Common priviledges 

Laid out to Samuel Andrews Ten Acres of Land Joyning to 
his planting field on ye South Side which field Lyeth about half 
a Mile from his dwelling house 

Twenty Eight Acres of Land more Laid out unto Samuel An- 
drews Joyning on the [ ] Side of Richard Harcutts Land 
to ye westward of ye wolf Swamp so called Southward of ye 
town 



{Oiving to the fact that the copy for Book A 
was reproduced from tzvo sources, the clerical 
error n'as made of duplicating from Nezv A a 
portion that is given in Old A. This duplication 
escaped notice until too many pages were made 
up to allow rearranging, hence the omission of 
the redundant matter leaves this space blank.) 



(p. 252 Old A)— At A Towne Courte held in Oyster Bay, befor 
Capt DellavoU Justice of ye peace this Ninth of May 1672 

Whare as John Tompson, inhabetant, of this place, hath bin 
defifective, in Seaverall perticelers, in relation, to ye Towne, as 
was then & theire made, appeare, at ye request of Capt Dellavol, 
to geathere w*^ ye promises of John Tompson his amendment 
though formerly, hee hath felid (failed) in ye performance of ye 
like promises, not with Standing, in Lenity, to him & his once 
more, all matter & defiferences are heere by remitted, by ye Towne, 



220 Book A 

to this day, & ye Sd Tompson, upon ye Considerations AboveSd, 
doe also acquit, & remitt, all injuries dun, or prettendid to be 
dunn to him or his, w'^^all promising to demaine himselfe, a peace- 
able person amongst us, according to his former Ingaigement, 
togeather w*^ all Iniuries dun, or pretendid to be dun, by ye 
Youngmen throwing Stones, against John Tompsons house, & 
John Rogers, this was Orderd, to be recorded by Capt Tho : 
Delavoll 

Last May: An action of ye Case, entred, by Rich Harcott of. 
Oyster Bay Plantive Against Rich Latting, of Hemstead Def- 
fend: 

A Court held, this 3^^ of June 1672 Thomas Townesend, Con- 
stable Rich Harcott, Nicho : Wright John Digeson, Matthias Har- 
vy Overseers 

ye 22*^ June 1762 Ordered by ye Constable, & Overssers, yt 
ye Pasture fence on Hog Island, be Compleated, by ye 24*^ of this 
munth, & what person soe Ever shall be found Negligent, heerein, 
for Every dayes defifect, ye shall pay unto ye Constab : 5^ & if ye 
Constable shall be neglygent heerein, he shall be lyable to pay ye 
Sd Moneys, to ye use of ye Towne, & of those deffective persons 
w'^^ shall deny payment ye Constable is impowered to take it by 
distress 

It is also ordered yt ye water fence, shall be compleated, by 
ye 28*'' of this munth in gennerall, & those yt shall be negligent, 
heerin, shall pay 5^ to ye Company, yt shall, make up ye Sd fence, 
& if denyall be made, of payment ye Constable is heereby impow- 
ered, to take tenn shillings, by Distress of Each Deffective party : 
& if any Oxen or Horses, shall be put into ye Island: or: ye 
Pasture, they must Eiter Yoake or feter, such Creatures, or ye 
Owners is Lyable, to pay what damage, ye shall be found to doe, 
in ye Coren by Order ye Constable & Overs'"^ 

That all persons w^'^in ye Bounds of Oyster Bay, dew dewly 
observe ye Law for ye Branding & markeing of Horses, or Chat- 
tels, & to repaire to ye Constable Thomas Townesend, who is ap- 
pointed to attend yt bewysness & yt noe persons, doe marke, or 
brand, any such Creatures but according to Law, as ye will an- 
swer, to ye Contrary: Ordered by ye Con : & Overs : 

Ordered ye Constable, & Overs: of Oyster Bay, yt Every 
^son, yt posseses a Towne Lott, w*^in ye Bounds, of Oyster 
Bay, doe appeare to ye House of Anthony Wrights, on ye 26*^ 
& 27'^ of this munth July, for ye cutting up of Brush : & who 
Ever shall, be wanting, shall pay tenn shillings per day to those 
yt doe appeare, & if payment be denyed, ye Constable is impow- 
ered to take it by distress and to be payd, for his truble, of Every 
deflFective person & this act to Cuntinew yearly ye IS*** of July 
1672 



Book A 221 

{p. 251 Old A)— A Towne Meeting held this 23*'^ 7^" 1672 
Henery Townesend Chosen for this p''sent yeare Overseer: 

ye 2^^ of 9^^' 1672 A Towne Meting held, by Order, of Thomas 
Lovelace Esq: & Capt John Manning both of his, Honn'' ye 
Gove"" Counsell, & John Rogers being called, befor them, for 
news, w'^^ ye Sd Rogers, brought from New Yorke, ye Sd Gentel" 
Seeith cause to fine, ye Sd Rogers, for his folce news tenn Shil- 
lings. 

(Capt. Thomas Lovelace was a Justice of the Court of Assices, 
and Capt. John Manning was High Sheriff. What the "folce 
news" was does not appear.) 

Qber jo'^ 1672 Jewrymen Chosen to vew ye Corpes, of Thomas 
Willson of Eatons Neck W"" Risbie John Wright Caleb Wright 
Josias Latting, John Robings, Matthias Harvy, Wee ye above 
mentioned persons haveing made dilligent Inq" of Sam : ffurman 
Mosis ffurman, & John Rogers, w'^'' found ye Sd Corpes & also 
haveing vewid ye Sd Corpes, our resulte & Judgement is yt the 
Sd person Thomas Willson, came accedently by his death, being 
Drowned & this as our act, wee have heere unto, set to our hands 
in Oysterbay 

A trew Coppie Calib X Wright Wm X Risbee 

his marke his marke 

John X Robings Josias X Latting 

his marke his marke 

Matthias Harvy John (J) Wright 

his marke 

A Towne Meeting held this 6**^ of Janny 1672 & Ordered yt 
ye Constable, & Overseers, shall, forth w*'' youes theire, utmost 
Endeavors for ye purchasing ye Necks, which are bordering one 
our Medoes at ye South, 

Given by ye Towne unto Thomas Weekes, ye Lott, & prevel- 
lidge, w'^'^ was formerly John Robings ^veded ye Sd Thomas 
Weekes doeith build & fence it, w^'^in a twelve munth, & a day, 
or Elce to returne to ye Towne againe 

13'*^ Ordered by ye Overseers yt ye Constable Thomas Towne- 
send, is to repaire to ye Gov"^'' w*'' ye Petistion w'^*' is drawne for 
ye Purchasing ye Necks adjoyning to our medoes, at ye South: 

A Towne Meeting held, & given by ye Towne to Isack Dottie, 
a peece of Land for a house Lott, lying betwene John Wrights 
land, & ye Carte way which goeith up ye Pine Hollow, also prev- 
illidge of Comon, ^vided ye Sd Isack Dottie, doe build, on or 
fence his Sd lott, w^'^in a twelve munth, & a day, after ye date 
heereof, It is to be understoode, yt his previlledge of Comon, 
for matter of Land, to be taken up hath refference to Tenn, ackers 
& noe more — 



222 Book A 

Ordered by The Towne, yt henceforth, noe more house lotts, 
or Commonage, shall bee granted, to any person or persons, what 
somever, w^^out, ye ffree, & younanymous, cunsent, of Every 
Townes man of this Towne, 

Layd out to Isack Dottie apeece of Land in length 30 pole, & 
bredth 20 pole being on ye East side of ye Carte way yt goeth 
up ye Pine, hollow, being bounded w'^ John Wrights Land on ye 
East, on ye West, about two pole of ye Carteway, in ye nort, 
w*^ a Corte way, of 7 pole brode, by Joseph Weekes, Layd out 
by ffransis Weekes & Matthias Harvy. 

(p. 250 Old A)— A Towne Meeting held, this Z^^ ffeb^ 1672 Or- 
dered by ye the Grantes, of Lands, formerly granted, to Nicholas, 
Davis, are made voide, hee not performing: his ingaigement to 
ye Towne: & whareas Samuell Davis, in ye behalfe of his Mother 
made a tender ; to ye Towne, of twelve pounds, wee ye Towne, 
was free & willing to Cumply w*^ him, by reason, ye had Ex- 
pendid Sum money on ye Sd Lands, as to Labour, but at last, the 
Sd Samuell, rejected our, loving & free tendure w*^^, forceth, 
us, to take, our Sd Lands into our posestion againe. 

3th — Whareas, John Tompson, hath made a Breach, of his 
Covenant, w*^ ye Towne, ye Towne Orderith, yt all former 
grants, of Lands & previllidges, theere unto, belonging, w*^^ for- 
merly ware, granted by ye Towne, to ye Sd Tompson, is for 
Ever made voide, & to returne to ye Towne, againe, hee, togeather 
w*^ his famely haveing, deserted, ye Towne : 

2>^^ — Ordered by ye Towne, yt ye Constable Thomas Townes- 
end, is impowered to take into his Custody : for ye Towne, ye 
Lands w*'' ye previllidges theire unto belonging, w*^^ was for- 
merly granted to John Tompson, 

2^^ April 1673 A Towne Meeting held And Richard Harcott is 
Chosen Constable for this p'"sent yeare : Overseers, Nicholas 
Wright, Thomas Townesend: 

Ordered, yt Every person or persons, yt hath intrest, in ye 
Planting feild, one Hogg Island, doe, finish, & cumpleate, his or 
theire Sheare, of fence, both of upland & water fence, at or 
befor ye, 25'*^ of Aprill, & who Ever shall, be found deffective, 
theire in, shall pay for Every dayes neglect, five shillings, to be 
taken by ye Constable, ye Sd moneys soe taken, is to be for ye 
use of ye Sd feild. It is also Ordered yt ye Oxpasture, Every 
mans Share be Cumpleated, by ye 25*'' Aprell, on ye Sam penalty, 
as a bove Expresed, for other fences, 

A Towne Meeting held this, 19'^ May 1673 and Ordered, yt 
Henery Townesend Rich : Harcott, Tho : Townesend, & Nathan- 
yell Coles are appointed, to Meete Huntington men, for ye run- 



Book A 223 

ing, & Selling, of our Towne bounds, betwne them & us, & wee 
beneith. Subscribed, doe also impower, our above, mentioned 
friends, & Nighbours to act, & doe, as they shall sec cause, for 
ye Selling, of our Just, Bounds, of ye South Medoes, betwne us 
& Huntington, is to our Intrest 

James: X Cocke Matthias Harvy John Digeson Nicholas 

his markc 

Wright Mathew Pryer Anthony Wright, Samuell ffurman, Moses 
flFurman, Gideon Wright, Adam W^right, Nicholas Simkings, Rob: 
Williams. 

A Towne Corte held, this 17*^^ 9^^"^ 1673 Nicholas Wright, 
Nathaney Coles Majestrates, Gideon Wright, Marshall, 

24 — A Towne Meeting held, & granted, by ye Towne, yt Hen- 
nery Townesend, shall have, & hath lefe to make use of what 
Timber, hee shall Stand in neede, of for his Saw Mill, w*''in ye 
Bounds & Limits of our Towne, yt is to understand, Pine Island, 
or any other Comon Lands to make use of Ether for building, 
or to sell in ye Towne, or to sell out of ye Towne as hee shall 
see cause — ye Sd Grants is Understood, to be to Henry Townes- 
end and his for Ever. 

2A — Mathias Harvy is by ye Towne Chosen Towne Gierke 
24'1'Decem*' 1673 Laid out by Nicholas Wright & Gideon, 
Wright, Nine Ackers of Land, unto Henery Townesand, ye Sd 
land, lying a Smale distance from ye old planting feild, on ye 
North East side, & bounded, w*** Peeter Wright land on ye South 
& Musketwo Cove, high way, on ye North & a high way on ye 
East by ye Edge of ye hollow : 

{p. 249 Old A)— ye 29*i> of Decemb 1673 An action of ye Case 
Entred by Matthias Harvy of Oyster Bay Plat : against, Joseph 
Ludlam, of Oyster Bay DefTend: 

29''' An action of ye Case Entred, by Matthias Harvy, of 
Oyster Bay Plant : Against William Hutson of Muntinacock 
Defifend : 

The 2^1 Augut 1673 An action of Debt Entred by William 
Hutson, Plant: Against Richard Latting, Deffend: 

2^^ An Action of Debt Entred by William Hutson Plant: 
against Rich Latting Def : 

2^^ An action of debt Entred by William Hutson Plant, 
against Rich Latting Defif: 

2''> An action of Debt Entred, by John Robings, PI: against, 
Rich : Latting Deffend : 

2^^ Ordered yt the Marshell, shall have for every Sumons 
in, the Towne Sixpence, for a warent Twelve pence, for an atach- 
ment two shillings Six pence, & for doeing his office out of ye 
Towne Six pence ^ mile. 



224 Book A 

March ye 2^^ An action of debt, Entrid, by Nicholas Simkings 
of Musketocove Plant : against Latemore Sampson : Defnd : 

29*** An action of Debt Entred, by Henery fforse Plantive, 
against Wm Simson Deffendant: 

30: 1674: An action of ye Case, Entred by Robert, Williams 
Plantive, against John Bird Deffend : 

Aprill ye 10*** these deaclare yt Sarah Rudick, did in ye p''sents 
of ye Courte, make choyce of Joseph Weekes, to be her gardian : 

12'^ Aprill An action of ye Case, Entred, by Matthias Harvy, 
of Oyster Bay Plant: against John Tompson Smith, of Seataw- 
cott Deffen^ 

17th Aprill 1674 A Courte held, 

May ye 14*'* 1674 A Courte held, 

14 An action of case Entred, by John Bird, of Musketow 
Cove Plant* against Tho: Willis of Lusum defend' 

14 An action of ye Case Entred, by John Bird, of Muskeetow 
Cove Plan* against Edward Titus of Hemstead Deffendt: 

2 ffeb''y: 1673 Our Judgement in on ye action depending, of 
Wm Hutsons, against Rich: Latting shall soe stand, as now it is, 
untill ye next Courte, & for ye third action, as to his ffeathers, 
wee geive him his ffeathers, or ye valluation, out of ye Estate of 
Rich Latting: w**^ Courte Charges 

ye \¥^ may 74 Our Judgement on ye action, betwne Wm Hut- 
son, & Rich Latting: yt the Sd Hutson, shall have five pounds, 
out of ye Estate of Rich Latting w*^ Courte Charges 

2'^ Our Judgement, is on ye action, betwne John Robings, & 
Rich : Latting, yt the Sd Robings shall have, out of ye Estate, 
of Rich : Latting : five pounds w*'^ Courte Charges : 

2*^ Our Judgement is yt Nathaniell Coles, shall have as by 
bill appeares, fifty shillings, out of ye Estate of Rich : Latting 
w*^ Courte Charges, 

2"* Our Judgement, is on ye action, betwne Nicholas Simkings, 
& Latemore Sampson yt the Sd Simkings, shall have his debt, 
w*** Courte Charges, & for his debt and Courte Charges, ye Sd 
Simkings shall keepe in his Custody, a Sheare of Medo of ye said 
Sampsons, untill, payment be made, ye Sd Sheare of Medo, lying 
on ye Norewest side, of Anthony Wrights Medo 

A Courte held this 12'^ Janry 1674: Speatiall Courte: 

An act on of ye Case Entred, by Thomas Townesend of Oyster 
Bay Plan* against Samuell Andrews of Oyster Bay Defifent : 

Our Judgement, on ye ac* depending betwne Tho : Townsend 
Pt : & Sam : Andrews Deff* Wee find for ye Plant : Tho : Townes- 
end yt the Deff: Sam: Andrews, shall pay to ye Plant: his Just 
debt of three bush: & one peck wheate, w*"* Courte Charges: by 
reason of ye Deffe^ non apearance being leagally sumonsed 



Book A 225 

{p. 248 Old A) — Court Charges on ye Action betwne Thomas 
Townesend & Samuell Andrews 

£ s d 

To ye Sitting 15^: Serving ye Sumons 9^^: 00 — 15 — 09 

Entring ye Action 1^, To Entring ye Jugement 3^ 00 — 04 — 00 
& a Copie of ye Judgement 00 — 01 — 03 



£01 — 01 — 00 



An Action of debt Entred, by m"" : George Coke, of New Yorke 
Plant: against John Davis, of New Towne Deff : this 1'** fTeb^y : 
1674 

A Courte held this 2^^ March 1674. An action of ye Case 
Entred, by Tho Townesend Plant : against Edward Wright, of 
Muntinacock, Deffend : 

Aprill ye 2^'^ 1674 An action of Debt Entred, by John Gates of 
Oyster Bay, Plant : against William Buckler, of Oyster Bay, Defif : 

May ye 3*'' A Towne Meeting held, Nathanyell Coles is 
Chosen Const: for this p''sent yeare 1675 Oversers Nich: Wright, 
Tho: Townesend; Josias Latting, Matthias Harvy: ft'ence vewers 
Chosen, for this p''sent yeare, Rich: Harcott, Benjamen Hubard: 

1673 (1673) June: 3*^ An action of ye case, by Wm Butler 
Plant : against Adam Wright defift : 

4*^^ An action of ye Case Entred, by John Gates Plant: 
against John Berd Deffend: 

1675 A Corte held this 6*^ of June 

Our Judge*" is on ye action Dep'^: betwne Wm Buckler, & 
Adam Wright, wee finde for ye Plan* Wm Buckler yt the Deff* 
Adam Wright, Shall pay, this p''sent Court Charges, w*'' Coste 
of Sute : & his debt of fower pounds, on George Coppings ace* 

To ye Sumons 9*^, Courte Charges 10^, Entring ye action 9**, 
ye Judge of Courte P 6^, 

s d 

To publick charges 3'^ £ 00 16 00 

On ye action Depending betwne John Gates & John Bird, wee 
finde, ye Plan* & Deffd both Defifective, & both Plan* & Deflf^ to 
pay ye coste of this p^^sent, Sute, Each theire Equall Sheare, — 
ye Courte Sitting 10^, ye Sumons 9'^ ; Entring ye action 9^, 

£ s d 
ye Judg® of Courte & deposit 2^ ; publick Charge 3^ — 00 - 16 - 06 

Whareas theire is greate inconveniences, yt doeith attend, by 
reason of ye Inhabetants haveing soe littel warening at Towne 
Courtes, It is Ordered yt for ye time to Cum no inhabetant, of 
this Towne, shall be Sumonsed, or arested, to any Towne Courte, 
but hee shall have fower dayes, warning, before ye Courte, day, 
& ye Plan* shall Enter his Declara* fower dayes, befor ye Courte, 



226 Book A 

yt they Deff'i may have time, to take a Copie, theire of if he see 
cause, & also yt noe Inhabetant of this Towne, shall be lyable, to 
answer to a Speatiall Courte, held in this Towne for time to cum. 

The 5*'^ July 1675 Ordered yt all persons, consernid in this 
Towne, acording to law & allotment, be redy & attend at ye house 
of Anth : Wrights, by Eight of ye Klock in ye moring, on ye IZ''* 
& 13"' of this instant, for ye cutting of brush, & w^^ such tooles, 
as is convenyent for yt purpose : & theire to receve order for ye 
Constable, where to cut brush in ye Comon, for them 2 dayes, It 
is also Order yt Josias Latting, is apointed to see muntinacock 
men, to cut brush on theire comon, for those two dayes : whare 
hee shall see it convenyent, in ye Comon, likewise Joseph Car- 
penter for MuskeetowCove, & John Townesend, for, Lusum: & 
for all such persons as shall be found, deffective, shall pay three 
shillings for Every day said deffect ye bring it in, to ye Constable 
w^Mn three, dayes, if other wayes, ye Constable be compelled, to 
fech it in, then five shillings, a day, for ye use of ye Towne Con- 
stable, is also lyable, to pay those Deflective, if by him Neglected 
(/>. 247 Old A)— A Towne Meeting held this W^ Aug' 1675: 
It is Order & agreed yt A Towne house bee built, w^'' what Ex- 
pedish, it can bee : ye length Twenty f ower f oote & twenty f oote 
wide : Men Chousen for ye Caring on End & building this House: 
Richard Harcott, Thomas Townesend, Gideon Wright: 

This 7'*^ of December 1675 An action of Debt Entred, by John 
Bird Plantive. of Hunting: against John Wright of Oyster Bay 
DefTd: 

7^^ An action of debt Entred, by John Bird, of Huntington, 
Plant: against Edmond Wright of Oyster Bay DefTendant, 

7"' An action of debt, Entred, by John Bird, of Huntington, 
Plan* against Richard Harcott, of Oyster Bay DefTen<i 

7"^ An action of debt, Entred, by John Bird, Plan' of Hunt- 
ing, Against Anthony Wright, Defifen^ of Oyster Bay 

Thomas Townesend Chosen Towne Clark at A towne metting 
held ye 16'^' of Jenewary 1675 

An action of ye Case Entred By Thomas Cromp plantive: 
Against Robert williams of Lewsum defendent. 

An Acktion off dept Entred By John gates plantive. Against 
Samuell Andras of oyster Baye defifendant 

ye first of Aprill 1676: a towne metting held, and overseares 
Chosen henry Townsend Richard harcur John dickason for this 
year And Samuell Andras Is Chosen Constablle for this presant 
year 

Aprill ye first 1676 at A towne metting given and layed out by 
ye towne to John whittecar half An Aker of land liing upon A 
square, liing and being over ye waye Against georg dennises 
house, bounded at ye west Corner, with A black oak tre, ranging 
east to A steak nere ye river, stake in by ye Constable and over- 



Book A 227 

sears, and so to rang into ye swomp which said land If he leaves 
ye tovvne hotly (shortly) tis to return to ye towne Againe, but 
otherwayes to remaine to him and his Ayres for ever 

2^y Att ye same towne metting tis ordered yt ye towne ffenc 
Round ye south Sd of ye towne with ye street gattes, Bee Suf- 
fitiantly repaired by ye ffirst daye of Maye insewing with ye wat- 
ter fifenc, Allso, and all swine of what sortt soever are prohibited 
ye feding, in ye stretes, and All Cattlle Acording to ye last yeares 
order, are to be kept out of ye streats after ye first daye of Maye, 
upon ye same penality as ye saide order exspreses, which is to 
stand in fors for this presant yeare, and All such gattes yt ware 
not m^ be forthwith finisht 

And fifurther Itt tis ordered at ye foresaide meting yt ye land 
upon hog Hand ondevided, shall be forth Layed, oute Richard 
harcutt and nathancll Colls, are Chosen by A free Concent, to 
laye out All ye undevided Land upon Hogilansd Into Alottments 
Acording to ye propriaty of itt, first layeing out twenty two 
Ackers next to ye beach, which Is to lye for ye youse of A man 
yt maye be gotten to keep ye Hand and All ye slipes of Comon 
medow onlayde, out, is to belong to ye youse of ye saide keper, 
of ye towne Aloweing Richard harcutt three shillings A day, and 
nathancll fore, for every daye they spend in layeing it out, and 
Allso they are hereby impowred to Agree with sum parsons to 
keep ye Hand this insewing summer, and as theye doe or shall 
agree the towne are to be Conformable therunto, and If they find 
it tis to much for them to laye out ye land Alone, they maye take 
a third man</'. 246 missing before the 1742 copy zvas made) 
(p. 245 NezvA)—]une ye 20"' 1676 Richard Harcur and Nathan- 
iel Coles and Josias Latting are Appoynted to Agree with Thomas 
hopkins and Jeremiah Roads for ye Keeping of Hog Island and 
upon agreement with them to Confirm ye Land to them In ye 
behalf of ye proprietors Which is thirty acres Joyning to ye 
Beach and What Meadows is upon ye Island un Laid out 

This is To Give notice yt on Saterday next Ensuing being ye 
11"^ of this Instant there is to be at ye house of Nathaniel Coles 
at Ten of ye Clock in ye fournoon ye Land belonging to nicolas 
Davis upon hog Island Is to be Sold at an out Cry and all that 
are minded to buy may </zatr> Liberty to bid this by direction of 
an Execution for ye Same and Order of ye Constable and over- 
seers this 6"^ of November 1676 ^ me 

Thomas Townsend Clark 

A town Meeting held ye 9"^ of December 1676 Nathaniel Coles 
and Thomas Townsend are Chosen by ye Major vote of ye people 
to be Surveyors for ye town for this present Year and are to 
have Six pence ^ acre for Every acre by them Laid out 

Given at ye Same meeting unto Thomas Youngs three Acres 
of Land for a home Lott Lying on ye South west Side of ye Cove 



228 Book A 

Neck Swamp ye rear Joyning to ye Land William Buckler bought 
of John Dickason and fronting Northwest to ye highway at ye 
head of ye Cove with free Commonage of grassing and timber 
provided that ye Sd Thomas Youngs Doth buld upon ye Sd Lot 
or fence it within a Twelve month and a day if not ye Sd Land 
and Commons is to return to ye Town again without Exception 
Sence Granted further priviledge as other particular rights have 
{p. 244 Old A) — Att A towne metting held ye 9'^ of desember 
1676. granted and given unto Aron ffurman Junior, three Ackers 
of land ffor a home lott, lying and ranging By thomas yongs home 
lott ffronting to ye hygh waye, at ye head of ye Cove, and 
Bounded at ye reare with william bucklars land, with Comonage 
ffor graseing and ttimbar for his youse, provided yt ye said Aron 
doth builld upon ye said lott, or ffenc itt within A twelve month 
and A daye, Iff not ye let and previlidge granted to it is to fall 
to ye towne Againe, without exseptions, it is to be understood ye 
grant is A free previlidge, as other peticular rights have 

Itt tis likewise granted at ye same metting yt Josias latting and 
nathanell Colls hath liberty to take up six Akers of Land A pese, 
on ye north East of ye Cove neck swomp nere ye watter side If 
theye Cee Case 

Itt tis likewise grantted at ye same metting yt Jeames weeks 
shall have ten Akers off land in ye Comans, not preiedesing ye 
highwayes, or such lands Allredy made Choyse of by other men 

granted and given at ye same metting untto John Robison 
Jonyer A pese of land Containeing half an Aker Joyning one one 
side to John whittecars land and fronting to ye high waye yt goes 
to ye water side with ffree Comonige ffor two Cowes and one hors 
and timbar suffitiantt ffor his youse on his trade provided yt ye 
said Robison doth build upon itt or ffenc itt in, within A twelve 
month and A daye, Iff not It tis to fall to ye towne Againe, tis 
aded by ye towne half an Aker more 

An Acktion off deptt Entred by mathyas harvy plantive Against 
John gattes deffendantt this 23'^' of desembar 1676 

An Acktion off ye Case Entred by John Rogers off oyster 
Baye plantive Against nickolas simkins off muschedacove def- 
fendant ye 2G-^ of desemb, 1676 

An Acktion off deptt Entred By Thomas Elison off hemsted 
plantive Against ye Exseketors off John Reducks Easteatt, dea- 
seased, desembar ye 27*^ 1676 

Att A towne Cortt held ye ffirst days off Jenewary 1676 tis 
ordered and Agreed ffor this presant yeare Insewing or untill 
ffurther order, yt for every fox killed within oure towne Bounds 
theye Bringing yr heads to ye Constable they shall have for every 
head out of ye towne Rates Insewing, two shillings six penc ye 
head 



Book A 229 

A towne Cortte holden this first daye off Jenewary 1676/7 
The decleration of John Rogers j)lantive, nickolas Simkins def- 
fend : To this Cortt ye plantive humbly showeth, yt he Being 
Iniaged A barell off Sidar to moses mudge of muschedacove, ye 
deffendant nickolas simkins Came to me sum time in ocktober 
last past and demanded ye said barel off sider of me ffor moses 
mudge, with An Absalute order By word of mouth As Could be 
declared, pretending If he had it with him, there would be dam- 
ege, in respeckt of An opertuny to transport it, wheareupon I 
did delever ye barell of sider to ye said defendant, he reseving 
it of me ffull and marc[hantable] — (/>. 243 Old A) — ffor ye 
use off ye saide mudge, I did then Conclude my Iniagement to bee 
ft'ully Answared, Butt nott long Aft'ter ye said mudge Came to 
me and demanded ye said barell of sidar of me which I was 
Iniaged, declaring and protesting and Allso giveing under his 
hand, yt he did never imploye nickolas simkins to reseave Any 
sidar ffrom me for him, and therefore he would take no notis 
of what was done. But Iff I would not spedely delever him A 
barell of sidar or ye valew of it in Corn, he would Arest me for 
it, where upon I was forseed haveing not sidar for him to Iniage 
to paye him twenty shillings in Corn, to my great preiudiss ye 
which Caseeth me to make my redress to this Cortte, yt ye said 
deffendant maye returne me my Barell of sidar againe in As good 
condition As he reseved it of me, or to paye or satesfy ye said 
mudge twenty shillings in lew of itt, for me with All other Insi- 
denshall Charges ACashoned thereby 

nickolas Simkins Being Called to Answare ffor himselffe, did 
owne yt he reseved ye barell of sidar of John Rogers, for ye use 
of moses mudge, and did delever it at ye plase whare he was 
Apointed by mudge 

In ye Acttion John Rogers plantive, nickolas simkins deffendant 
our Judgement Is yt ye said defendant, shall delever ye saide 
plantive A barell off good marchantablle sidar, or twenty shillings 
ye valew of Itt, in Corn, with Cost off Sutte 

Jenewary ye 4'^ 1676 Layd outt tto Thomas weeks, and Jeams 
weeks Six Ackers off land A peese, Joyneing together, southeast 
ffrom ye towne, two milles or there Abouts, Bounded As ffol- 
loeth, Southest Corner bounded with A great Chestnutt ttree, 
blone up by ye roottes Ranging north 48 rod to A standing Chest- 
nutt tree, from thenc westward 40 polls, to A littlle whitt oak 
bush, by A littlle hollow, from thenc southward, 48 polle, to A 
littlle blackoack tree, by A littlle hollow southwest bounder 

Jenewary ye 13*'' Layde outt tto Joseph dickinson tten ackers 
off land Being ffortty polles square, Liing and Joyneing to ye west 
end oft' Thomas Townsends sixtene Ackers of Land by ye old 
planting ffeeld so called, Being bounded Att ye southest Corner 
with A black oak tree and at ye northest Cornar, with A great 



230 Book A 

Chestnut tree, being ye two bounders betwene Thomas Townsends 
land, and ye said Josephs, 

ffeb^'e ye 2 1676 An Acttion off deptt Entred By John Gattes, 
plantive. Against John williams off ye ffarms deffendant. 

An Acktion off deptt and damige to ye valew of three pounds 
Entred by wesell welles plantive Against Thomis philHps de- 
fendant {probably Wessell IVessells of N. Y. See p. 149.) 
{p. 242 Old A) — A towne meting held ye second daye off Aprill 
in ye yeare 1677 Mathyas harvy Is Chosen Constable ffor this 
presant yeare and nickolas simkis Is Chosen Deputy Constablle 
ffor muschedacove william hudsun and thomas weeks Chosen 
oversears 

Aprill ye 2^ 1677 given unto Joseph Croker three Ackers of 
land ffor A home lott Joyneing one ye northeast side of Aron 
ffurman Juniors home lott with ffree privilidge off graseing and 
timbar in ye Comans, and Allso hath liberty to take up ten akers 
of land Any whare in ye Comans yt Is not Allredy taken up, he 
ffencing or building upon his home lott within A twelve month 
and A daye, It tis to be his and his Ayres for ever, otherwise ye 
lands to be fforffitt ye towne Againe and previledges without ex- 
seption 

A ttowne Cort held ye S^^ off ffebrewary : 1676/7 : John gattes 
plantive John williams deffendant. There being upon John gattes 
Book, John williams detter ffor smith work done att severall 
times to ye valew off three pounds one shilling, John williams 
being Called to Answare ffor himself did deny to paye ye debtt, 
Allthough in ye presanc of ye Cortt, did owne partt due wee ye 
Cortt being satesfyed ffrom ye deffendants owne mouth yt he 
was his ffathers Agiantt sine ye greatest partt off ye work was 
done, and wee know nott butt remaines so still wee doe Award 
yt ye deffendant, John williams shall Answare and paye ye deptt 
off three pounds one shilling due upon Book, to ye plantive John 
gattes, within a month Affter ye datte here off In Currant pas- 
sablle paye, with Costt off sutte. 

Aprill ye 19*** 1677 Layde out to John Rogers twelve Ackers 
off land at huckelbery poynte so called, northwest bounder A 
greatt rock, from thenc fortty Ayght polle eastward nere ye 
poynt to A littlle blak oake tree, from thenc ffortty polle south- 
ward to A white oak tree marked nere ye banke Aboute ffoare 
polls off, ffrom thenc fforty Ayght polle westward to A red oak 
tre marked standing by A hollow side, ffrom thenc fortty polle 
northward to ye rock ffirst bounder, 

Layde out to Henry townsend Junior three Ackers off land 
Joyneing nere to ye northwest side off ye boges, beyond ye land 
John Rogers Bought off his Brother John townsend, being six- 



Book A 231 

tene polle from ye boges up ye hill westward and thirty polle 
length wayes up ye hill side 

An Action off diffimation Entred by william hartt plantive 
Against John Rogers deffendant, this 30*'' of Aprill 1677 being 
damnified in his good name to ye velew of ffive pounds by ye 
defendant 

{p. 241 Old A)— A Cortt held this 7'^ of maye 1677 The differ- 
anc betwene William hartt and John rogers being putt to Arbitra- 
tion, by fre Consent by both partyes and leave of ye Cort, ye 
Award of ye Arbytrators in ye differanc Abovesaid is yt John 
rogers Is to bare his owne Charges Exspended in this sute, and 
A quart of rum, and william hart Is to bare his owne Charges 
Exspended Aboutt ye said sutte, and so ye differanc ffully ended, 
ye Arbitrators Thomas Townsend 

Josias Latting 

This daye Agreed with John Rogers, to warne All ye towne 
mettings belonging to oyster baye, and he Is to have for every 
warning thre shillings A time to be Alowed him out of ye towne 
rattes 

Tis allso Ordered and Agreed yt Richard harcutt and Aron fur- 
man are to [be] vewers of towne ffencess ffor this presant 
yeare, and to have An Inspecktion in to publick highwayes nott to 
be inffringed, 

A towne metting held ye 7^^ of maye 1677, by ye Inhabytants 
It tis Agreed and order by A ffree Consent in ye said meting, 
yt there shall be fforthwith A suffytiant Cose waye {causeway) 
made over ye head of ye dock, and nathanell Colls and thomas 
Townsend are hereby Athorized to Agree with A man or men 
for ye doing of itt, and ye towne to be at ye Charg Acording to 
proportion of there home lotts 

Granted and given att ye same metting by A ffre votte, untto 
Job wright A pese of upland as much as ye plase will Aford, 
Joyneing to ye southeast end of ye three run swomp, yt was 
given to Jeames Coke, Itt Nott Infringing neyther of ye high 
wayes. It being granted A twelve month and A daye or Els It 
tis to be forfitt to ye towne Againe Itt tis to be understood this 
saide grant, at A towne meting held ye 21'*» of maye, tis Agred 
yt Job wright shall have As much as ye plase will Aford, As 
Aforesaid, which shall be In lew of six Akers he was to take up 
to his house lott, Acording to ye Towne grant this Abovesaid 
grant to Job wright being forfitt is given & granted to Abraham 
Aling ye smith 

{p. 240 Old A)— A ttowne meting helld ye 21*^ of Maye 1677 
There Confirmed by name every ffre hollder, which hath his ffre 
voatt ffor giveing and granting of Coman rights, and not other 



232 



Book A 



wayes, and yt ffrom henc fforward, no grant of towneships or 
Comane right, shall be Confirmed or held as A legall grant, with- 
out every ffre holder hath legall warning, yt at such A meting 
it be Apoynted ffor yt purpose, or yt there Is land to be given outt, 
and After legall warning given them by ye ofisar Apoynted, It 
shall be held legall to All intents and purposes, All giftts or 
grants of Coman rights, to Ayether man or men given by ye 
magior voate, of ye ffree hollders yt doth Apeare at ye plase and 
time Apoynted, and Itt is ffurther Agred, yt ffor every Towne 
right yt every fifre holder doth poses yt he shall have so many 
voats, in ye giveing and granting of lands and Coman rights 
and not other wise to be understood but to grant and devide ye 
towne lands and previlidges as theye shall cee Cause &c — 



ye names of every fifreehollder and ye rights he now 


poseseth. 


henry townsend senior, 


1 


georg dennis 


1 


henry Townsend Junior, 


1 


Joseph ludlam 


2 


John townsend 


1 


Elesabeth townsend 


2 


John dickinson 


1 


Jeams townsend 


1 


Joseph dickinson 


1 


Thomas Townsend 


2 


gideon wright 


2 


Samuell weeks 


1 


John wright 


1 


John Townsend senior 1 


william bucklar 


1 


John weeks 


1 


Edman wright 


1 


Joseph weeks 


1 


Nickolas wright 


1 


John weeks warwik 


1 


Caleb wright 


1 


nickolas simkins 


1 


Richard Crab 


1 


Josias latting 


2 


Anthony wright 


1 


Samuell Andras 


2 


Job wright 


1 


John Jones 


1 


Isack doutty 


1 


lattemore sampson 


1 ' 


nathanell Colls 


1/2 


Alis simon Cooper 


mathyas harvy (voyde) 




Adam wright 


1 


thomas weeks 


1 


daniell harcutt 


1 


fifransess weeks 


'A 


Ells Crab 


1 


Richard harcutt 


1 


Jeams weeks 


1 


Samuell furman 


1 


John Rogers 


1 


moses fifurman 


1 


daniell Colles 


1 


william ffrost 


1 


(See Appendix) 



Itt tis ffully ordered and Agred by A fifree Consent of ye 
towne at ye same meting yt All ye Coman lands and swomps liing 
betwene ye highwaye yt goes to ye water side by Nathanell Colls 
home lott, to Joseph ludlams and so downe to ye head of ye 
dock, to be left for a perpetuall Coman to ye towne, and yt neye- 
ther ye migeior part of ye towne, nor minor shall at Any time 
hereafter give or grant any part or parsell of it Itt to Any parson 
or parsons, whatsumever and All such former grants granted of 
this said lands to Any parsons whatsumever are maide voyde 
and of none Efeckt excepting a plot for ye towne house 



Book A ' 233 

{p. 239 Old A)—AX.\. A Towne meting held ye 21*^ of maye 
1677 1 granted and given to Jeames weeks one Aker of land 
Joyning to east side of his home lott which his ffather gave him 
and half A right off Comans to ye half right yt his father gave 
him, by vertue of which he Is to be understood A ffreeholder in 
giveing and granting of lands as other petickular rights 

2'y granted and given to Joseph dickinson A home lott of 
three Akers Iff he can find A plase Conveniant, not preiedessing 
Any land Allredy layed outt or hygh wayes, and ffre jireviledge in 
Coman rights as other petickular rights have, he bulding and 
ffencing his said lott within a Twelve month and A daye, or Els 
ye lott and previledg to ft'all to ye towne Againe he fullfilling ye 
same is understood to be A freholder 

3'y Itt tis ordered and agred, yt in As much as Isack dottyes 
fformer grant in Coman rights was shortt of ye thing intended, 
It tis to be understood yt ye towne doth hereby Confirme his 
fformer grant to be firmly A free previledge in Coman rights 
As Any other petickular grant Allredy granted, and therby hath 
his free voate, in Coman rights 

4'y Itt tis ordered and Agreed, yt in As much As Adam wright, 
haveing A former grant of Coman which was given to his mother 
for one of her Chilldren and Itt being short of ye thing intended 
by them ye towne doth hereby Confirme ye Aforesaide Coman to 
Adam wright A full Coman previledge As Any other peticular 
rights Allredy granted, and thereby hath his ffree voate in Coman 
rights 

5.'y given and granted to John Rogers A ffree Cominidge 
of Coman rights to his lotts of land he bought of John townsend, 
and therby he hath his ffre voate in Coman rights 

6'y granted and given to John Jones A home Lott off three 
Ackers not preiedesing lands Allredy layed out, or hygh wayes, 
with ffree previledge in Coman rights As Any other petickular 
rights have, he building and ft'enssing his lott within A twelve- 
month and A daye, or Ells ye lott and prevelidge granted to ffall 
to ye towne Againe being not ffullfilled ye towne takes into ther 
disposeall Aprill 1681 

7'y granted and given to Ephraim pallmore ye remainder of ye 
land, yt lyes betwene yt lot yt was watter sollters and Jeames 
weekses last grant, and Allso he Is to have liberty for tinibar and 
grasing in ye Comans ffor his use, he ffensing and building upon 
ye saide land within A twelvemonth and A daye, or Ells his pre- 
vilidge granted him to ffalle to ye towne Againe, this lott was 
fforfiited to the towne Againe 

{p. 238 Neio A) — 8'y In as Much as at this town meeting to 
Some persons James Townsends Right of Commons proves du- 
bious Which if So Should prove that he hath none allready be- 



234 Book A 

longing to his home Lott he hath by a free Vote Granted to him 
and Equall priviledge in Common Rights as any Other particular 
Rights have 

9'y Granted and Given to John Robyson Ten Acres of Land at 
ye Cold Spring on this Side near ye head of ye Cove and hath 
Liberty on our Right of ye Stream there to Set up a mill or Mills 
upon he hath allso Granted Liberty for Timber and Grassing In 
ye Common as other particular Rights have but if he doth not 
Set up a mill upon that Stream within Six Years after ye date 
hereof It tis to fall to ye town again he is to buld or fence upon 
ye Ten acres of Land also within Six Years or Else it is all forfit 
to ye town again it it To be understood ye Stream and Lands is 
under one forfiture 

lO'y In as Much as Aron furman was Chosen an Overseer 
and he being not a freeholder desired to be Released upon which 
further Consideration we finding him not Leguall according to 
Law He was by a free vote and his own desire Displast and John 
wright by a free vote Chosen Overseer in his room May ye 21^^ 
1677 

ll'y Granted and Given Leave that Joseph Ludlum Shall 
Come over ye River against ye house Lott that he bought of John 
Tompson with his Grant Which ye Town formerly Gave him 
to be Laid out by ye Descretion of ye Surveyors Nathaniel Coles 
and Thomas Townsend 

May 25'^ Whereas we befor mentioned were appoynted by 
ye Town to lay out ye Last Grant above mentioned to Joseph 
Ludlum We have proceeded as followeth that he is to rainge 
from a Small white wood Tree East bounder of his Ground upon 
a Straight Line Northwestward to ye highway against ye Lot 
that was Tompsons as afore Said it being eighteen rod from ye 
white wood tree afore Said and from that Northwest bounder 
upon a Straight Line tis Twenty Eight rod to an oak Stump by 
ye Smiths Shop Where Tompsons Grindle Stone (obsolete for 
grindstone) Stood this Grant to Joseph Ludlum having no rela- 
tion or Infringeing Tompsons Grant 

(p. 237 Nezv A) — A Meeting of ye Constable and overseers ye 
6**^ of August 1677 Thomas Townsend is Chosen and Apoynted 
to repare to ye Governer with ye Towns petition for ye pur- 
chaseing of Matinecock {See p. 307 for Patent. See Appendix) 

James Townsend and Jane Redough were Married Together 
by Mr John Pell Justice of ye peace October ye 16:1677 

A Town meeting held this third Day of December 1677 and by 
a free Vote Job Wright is Chosen Town Clark for this Ensuing 
year for one Shilling a Man to be paid out of ye Town rate 
{p. 236 New A) — Whereas we Henry Townsend and Thomas 
Townsend being Impowered by ye Town to repair to ye Governer 



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Book A 235 

for A : patent for our Town and Also to Git Leave to purchase 
Some Land of ye Indians Upon Matinecock ye Which having 
procured we do agree and Concent yt our Neighbors now inhabit- 
ing KilHngworth Upon Matinecock Shall have ye priviledge to 
purchase all ye Lands yt Lyes Yet to purchase upon Matinecock 
Neck Lying on ye North Side of ye foot path now between 
Oysterbay and Masketicove by ye way of ye Sho So called and 
to possess it from any Claim of ye Town as their other Landi 
they Now Improve which Said foot path Shall be their Limits 
or bounds Southward (See Appendix for Governor's license) 

Ephraim Carpenter and Susanah Ingland were Married ye 3"* 
day of December 1677 by Thomas Townsend Justice in ye North- 
riding of York Shire 

(p. 235 Netv A) — Att a Town Meeting held ye 18'** of february 
1677/8 Thomas Weeb : Schoolmaster is Chosen Town Clark for 
this present Year and forty Shillings is to be alowed him for ye 
year out of the Next Town rate and also he is to be Clark of 
ye Town Courts 

{p. 234 Old A)— A towne Cort the 31'^ of desembar 1677: 
Upon the Agrevanc or Comeplaint of severall of the Inhaby- 
tants of this towne being over ratid, and fifurther forsed to Con- 
tribitt to many disburstments in which they Conseve they are noe- 
wayes Justly Consarned in the towne ordered for the futar man- 
igment of ye towne rates, there be notis given by the Constblle 
of the towne, to ye Respecktive plases belonging to ye towne, to 
send in A deputy from every plase to sitt with the offisars of the 
towne for the leviing of towne rates or towne disburstments 
which hath relation to the publick and not otherwise to be of 
forse, but If they doe not Apeare after Legall warning, the towne 
maye prosede as though they ware presant, further Agreed for 
time to Come every respecktive plase within this towne Ship, 
are to Cleare All such highwayes within, there owne previlidge, 
upon there owne Charges, and not other wayes to be understood 
tis further ordered A deputy Constablle to be Apoynted in every 
plase, who upon Legall notis from the Constable of ye towne, 
Is to ofytiatt ye offiss of A Constablle in there plases to warne 
there inhabytants to All towne mettings, or other busines of 
greater Consarnment as the law dereckts upon Consideration of 
there distanc from the towne 

ffebrewary ye 18*** 1677 John Rogers sould one white hors 
taken from Christopher hoackhurst by distraint, for towne rates 
to Mathyas harvy by out Cry which said hors mathyas harvy 
sould to John Townsend 

flfeb ye 11 An act'd Entered by Andrew Gibb plan' Against 
Joseph Ludlam Defend*. 

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twene pi* & Defend* do award the Defend* to pay ye plan* his 
debt w*"^ his Barrell of Sider According to Contract with Cost 
of Court the 18*^ fifeb: 167/8 {1677/8) 

Court Charges 

ye Arest 

Entering ye Action 

foure Depos 

ye Cost Sitting 

Entering Judg* 

{p. 233 Old A) — Att A towne meeting held this 11*^ of fifebruary 
1677/8 

1 Ordered & Agreed yt towards ye Incuragement of killing 
of wolves yt any persons Inhabiting w^'^in this towne or p''sincks 
thereof Indians Excepted shall kill Any Wolfe or Wolves & 
bring theire head or heads to ye Cons* they shall have for every 
such head, (so brought) Ten shillings out of ye Towne rate, 
Allowed them ^vided they be caught or killed within ye p^'vil- 
idge of oure towne patten 

2'y Itt is ordered yt for every Fox kild within ye p''vilidg 
of our towne patten, & ye head of ye ffox be brought to ye Con- 
stable ye Constable shall Alow them : 2^ : 6^ : for every fifox head 
so killed ; out of ye towne rate. 

3'y Itt is ordered in as much as some ^ticuler persons belong- 
ing to this towne, have Cut downe many or ye greatist part of ye 
best pine timber upon pine iseland & there ly & not cut up ; to 
ye priudice of ye said timber. And also, A great wrong to ye 
Towne, haveing onely that small Neck of pines to trust too, pre- 
served for Nesessary euses in the Towne, such persons yt have 
so Cut downe such timber have liberty from ye date hereof to 
fetch away ye said timber to ye towne for theire owne Benefit 
for Building & not other wise Butt if theye shall Neclect to fetch 
them away within a Month of ye time p''fixt : : All such treese 
so ffalen Shall be flForfett to any person belonging to o(u)r Towne 
that shall se cause to make Use of them 

4'y Itt is Ordered yt no Vessell shall be Built within this 
Towne Above three Tunns, for saile to any person or persons 
not Inhabiting w*'^in ye Towne, without such persons so Under- 
taking to build any such Vessel or vessels, Do first agree w*'' 
ye Officers of ye Towne for ye Cutting of such timber; The offi- 
cers appoynted for yt purpose Is Henry Townsend Sign'' Richard 
Harcutt Nathaniell Coales & Samull Andras Neyther Any timber 
or staves are to be transported out of this Towne from ye date 
hereof w*'^out the Concent of ye aforeSd persons under ye ffor- 
fiture of haveing all such Vessels timber or staves Taken from 
them for the use of the publique Charges of the Towne : 
{p. 232 Old A) — 5'y Granted and given to Joseph Estland, A 



Book A 237 

Certaine peece of boggy Meddow att ye head of ye beaver Swamp 
Meddowes on ye East side of ye Streeme & so much of the 
Swamp Joyneing to it as ye Survey" shall see Convenient 

Att a Towne Meeting held ye 18'^ of fifeb: 1677/8 

Then granted and givein to Isack Horner A previlidge in ye 
Comons ffor grasing & timber for building & fenseing for his 
owne perticuler Use, and Liberty to take up Ten Acers of Land 
any where in the Comons yt is not Alredy laid out with the pre- 
vilidge of ye Streeme att ye Beavor Swamp by the show so Called 
for to sett up A ffulling Mill upon, which Myll he is hereby In- 
ioyned to build & fynish within foure yeares from ye date hereof 
otherwise ye aforeSd previliges & Streeme granted, is to fall 
to ye Towne againe to despose of to whome they shall se cause : 
Butt if he shall Compleat ye Aforesaid Myll within ye time per- 
fixt & so Maintayne itt Constantly, for ye ffulling of All such 
Cloath brought to him : then the said previliges & Streeme is to 
remaine to him, and his heires fforever; provided allwayes yt 
his heires or Assignes shall keep the said Myll allwaies in good 
repaire & not to dispose of ye privilige from ye Streeme & not 
otherwise. 

This Abovesaide grant Confirmed this 4'^ of September 1682 
upon ye forfyture as Abovesaide, If a fulling mill be not Com- 
pleated within two yeares, from ye date hereoff and yt ye sayd 
Isack hornar Is to full ye Cloth for ye Inhabytants of ye towne 
as Cheepe, as Is fulled in other plases in newingland and what 
Cloth doth Apeare By waye to be beter wrought by people of 
Judgment tis to be alowed in ye price, ye ten Acars of land 
spesefyed is to be layd out for Isack hornar, whare the sur- 
veyars shall Cee most convenyant for his use not preidising ye 
towne in highwayes 

These a bove written deedes being forfitted being not built 
in the times a for Sd spacifyed owned by me 

Oysterbay ye 22*^ of ye 12''* mo 1684. Isaac Homer 

{p. 231 Old A) — John Whitacer & Mary Haukens was married 
together by Justis Townsend the 23^^ of March 1677/8 

Ordered by the Towne Att a Towne Meeting and Court that 
for ye incoridgm' of an Ordanary Keeping yt ye Ash Swamp So 
called: with ye Lands thereunto Aioying: with a provisoe of no 
Infringment, of high wayes, Is granted to any person. What- 
soever, that will keepe & mainetaine. An house of Entertainment, 
and this our Reall Actt Wee grant this 4'*' of March 1677/8 
With an absolute prohobition, upon Confiscation of all such Drink, 
as shall be Retaled by any person or persons what soever by quart 
pint or halfe pint Contrary to law 
Exsepted By me 

Thomas Townsend 



238 Book A 

And confirmed by Us to ye person abovesaid by us the Con- 
stble: & overseers 

Testes Matthias Harvy 

Thomas Webb. John wright 

Clark Thomas weekes 

the (H) marke of 
Will : Hudson 

the Abovesaide grant of ye Ash swomp and land Adioyneing 
is returned to its former order as it was before ye grant to me, 
witnes my hand this Q"' of march 1677/8 

Tho: Townsend 

The former survaiores is to continue for the present yeare 
ensuing 1678 by order of ye Court March ye 4**^ 1677/8 

{p. 230 missing, p. 229 Nezv A) — March ye 3^ 1678 It is agreed 
between Josias Latting and William Hudson yt a highway of 
Two rod wide to be Laid out between ye Said william & Latting 
within ye Land of william hudson for a passage 

It is Agreed yt william hudson doth Give unto Josias Latting 
half an acre of Land next unto ye Street by ye Lane for to Set 
his hay in and buld Upon and doth freely Give ye Sd Josias and 
his heirs ye Same forever it Is to be understood ye half acre is 
to be laid out by ye Sid of ye Sd william his Lott at ye Corner 
where his Cow house now Stands, this Taken out of Tho : 
Webbs Book of Enterics {i. e. Thomas Webb was then Town 
Clerk) 

(p. 228 and 227 missing p. 226 Old A) — Att a Towne Courtt 
held in oyster baye febrewary ye 7*'^ 1680/1 moses mudge Ageed 
41 yeares or there Abouts being Sworne, doth declare, that 
Nickolas Simkins desired him To goe with him downe to his 
Hand, knowing nott whatt Itt was ffor, But Comeing there By 
his request, and vewing tthe Island, he ttould me tthatt I mustt 
ttake nottis tthatt he desired me tto Come downe tto Cee the 
delevery of this Land, whareupon he takes his knife and Cutts 
up A turffe and A twidge and delevers it tto Samuel ttilliar tto 
him and his hayres ffor Ever the owne halff of ye said Hand, and 
the other halfe Also untill he should Cee Case to dispose of itt 
otherwayes, this delevery was Aboutt ttwo yeares since I being 
at that time deputty Constablle of Muschedacove 

moses mudge 

To tthe Constablle and oversears 

Wee desiar tto know whetther the magior partt off us maye 
nott order oure owne hyghwayes tto oure owne Convenianc, Allso 
we desiar tto have tthe previlidge of the Law for the Cutting of 
brush and Clearcing of hyghwayes, And Iff you please tto Alowe 



Book A 239 

itt wee desiar tto have one man Apoynted by you tto Cee itt 

done and performed, 

The umblle petition of Richard Cirby 

geoT^e downing 
Robartt eodffree 
John wrightt 

The Constablle and oversears Dotth grantt tthe Above requestt 
and doe Apoyntt Richard Cirby tto be tthe man tto Cee whatt 
is abovesaide Requested performed Acording tto Law by order 
of ye towne Courtt febre: ye 7^^ 1680/1 

^ Tho: weebb Clark: 

(The above are the Littleworth patentees or purchasers) 

(p. 225 Old ^)— Oyster Baye tthe 5*^ of march 1680/1 
Then Layde out unto Thomas Cocke twenty six Ackers of land 
nere Adioyneing to the line of devition betwene Robart williams 
Lands and the townes on the west side of the highwaye tthat 
Lyeth Betwene oyster baye and Lusum, the first bounder begin- 
ing at a Chestnutt ttre being John frosts south east bounder, 
from thenc ranging upon A straight line northwardly by John 
frosts line sixty rod to A white oake being ye said frosts north 
east bounder, from thenc Eastwardly sixty rod to A black oak 
tree marked nere ye highwaye, from thenc by the highwaye side 
southwardly, one hundred and Ayghtt rod to A great white oake 
by us marked, from thenc westwardly thirty two rod to A small 
Chestnutt ttre by us marked, from thenc forty seven rod upon 
A straight line to tthe Chestnut tree, John frosts Southeast 
bounder, Layd out by us 

Tho: Townsend 
nathanell Colls 

The first daye of march 1680/81 

tthen Layed out by us Nathanell Coles and Tho: Townsend, 
six Akars of I^nds more or less, for Tho : young, at ye East End 
of the towne takeing in part of ye westermost of the thre runs 
so called, and being bounded As ffolloweth, begining at ye south- 
west Comar with A small red oak tree by the hill side, from 
thenc northwardly by the hill side to A small black oke tree nere 
ye highwaye, from thenc by the said highwaye, upon A straight 
line, A Crose the first run, to A Chestnut tre by us marked, from 
thenc southwardly betwene ye two stremes, to A black oake tree 
marked, from thenc westwardly upon A straight line to ye first 
boundar, leaveing A suffitiant highwaye of six rod wide in ye 
narowest place betwene his land and william butlars formerly 
layed out to John dickinson, 

by us, natha: Colls 
Tho: Townsend 



240 Book A 

The first daye of march 1680/81 

Then layed out unto Tho : fiFurman by vertue of his Brother 
Arons right three Ackars and hallfe of land at or nere ye south- 
westt off moses ffurmans lands by the runs so Called at ye East 
End of ye towne It being layed out upon A square 24 rods Every 
waye, begining at ye northwest bounder with A white oake tre 
markt, ye north East bounder A young black oake tree markt, ye 
southeast boundar A great white oake marked, and ye southwest 
bounder A black oake markt by us 

Thomas Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

{p. 224 Old ^)— Oyster Baye the 31*^ of march 1681 
Then Layed out untoe moses ffurman 12 Ackers of Land at ye 
East End of the towne, at ye head of the Cove swomp soe Called, 
Beginning at A Red oake ttree by us marked, ye northwest boun- 
dar from thence ranging Southwardly 19 rod to A great Chestnut 
tree by us marked, from thenc ranging 29 rod Southeast or 
there abouts to A Smale whiteoake marked, from thenc ranging 
40 rod Eastwardly sumwhat south, by the head of ye said swomp 
to two small ttreese by us marked ye owne A Chestnutt ye other 
A red oake groing both ttogether, from thenc 40 rod northwardly 
to A white oake by us marked on ye East side of ye swomp, 
from thenc ranging west northwest 48 rod upon A straight line 
to ye first Boundar within Containeing 12 Ackers more or less 
by us Layed outt 

Thomas Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

oyster Baye tthe ffirst daye of Aprill 1681 

Then Laide outt unto henry ttownsend senior, A sartin trackt 
of land on the west side of the now mill pond Ranging up the 
hill by ye highwaye and Bounded As followeth, Begining at ye 
swomp or mill pond ranging by A popelar tree to & small red oak 
marked and by ye forsaide highwaye upon & straight line 40 rod 
up ye hill westwardly to A stake by us pitcht, from thenc south- 
wardly 28 rod to A white oake markt, from thenc East wardly 
40 rod to A small Chestnutt tre groing by ye swomp side markt, 
from thenc northwardly 20 rod to ye first Bounder, being bounded 
with ye swomp on ye East end, and ye highwaye on ye north side, 
and ye other bounds As Abovesaide including six Ackers of Land 
more or less within ye fforsaide bounds, and Layde out by us 

Tho: Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

Att A ttowne metting held ye second daye of Aprill 1681 
Calleb Wright Chosen by A ffree votte Constable for this presant 
Yeare, John townsend Junior at ye mill, and Thomas willis 
Chosen overseares 



Book A 241 

Ephraim Carpenter Chosen deputy Constable of muschedacove 

Att the same meting ordered that unkawaye neck shall be 
forthwith layd out in to shares Acording to purchase by nathanell 
Coles and Josias latting tthomas willis and Thomas townsend 
(/). 223 Old A)— A towne meting held ye 9''' of Aprill 1681 

tthen ordered and granted to John ffrost by Consent, of ye 
towne and ye said ffrost, that ye house lott formerly granted to 
him by ye towne at ye East End of ye towne nere ye head of 
ye Cove Is to fale to ye towne Againe, proper and fre to ye 
townes dispose Againe, upon Consideration, that ye said John 
ffrost Is to have In lew of ye said lot two Ackars for one Adeed 
to his ten Ackars nere lewsum formerly layed out by ye survayars 

2'y granted and Agreed by the towne, upon ye request of Abra- 
ham Aling, that ye townes grant of land formerly given to Joseph 
Croker, and sould to thomas gitchell should stand good, and ye 
lott to be layed out by ye surveyors next unto Aron furmans as 
they should see meete, the second of maye 1681 then layd out ye 
Abovesaid lot on ye northeast side of Aron furmans lott at ye 
Cove being ten poles wide in front next to ye highwaye, and ten 
in ye reare ranging by Arons lot, in length home to william but- 
lars land 

By us nathanell Colles 
Tho : Townsend 

3'y tthen Agreed and Consented tto by the Towne that Jeames 
Bleving shall have that pece of land yt was formerly stakte out 
by henry ttownsend nickolas wright and Richard harcut for A 
house plott, nere unto ye Coswaye at ye west End of ye towne, 
yt goeth over to ye beach, and Allso yt slipe of upland, on ye 
northwest side of said house plott, home to his owne land betwene 
ye bogs and John townsends lot, 

I John Rogers doe Acknowledge to have sould unto Isack 
hornar An Iron graye hors, upon which hors there, was Claime 
layd by gershom Lockhood, but I doe owne to have sould the 
sayd hors unto Isack horner, for full satisfacktion in hand re- 
seved, and iniage to defend him in ye titell of ye sayd hors 
Against, all Claimes or pretenses whatsomever witnes my hand 
oyster Baye ye 5'** of June 1683 John (R) Rogers 

his mark 

(The following from the earliest volume of Quaker records on 
Long Island throws light on the above tratisaction. The "Iron 
graye hors" may be the same one, taken a second time, and again 
saved to the sturdy pacifist. The date appears to be 1677 . 

"Muntinecoke Isaac Horner being warned to traine 3 severall 
times but refusing ye Constable Matthias Hervey & John Wilkes 
Sergant with 7 men more did violently a reast one horse and 



242 Book A 

tooke him a way, their demand being hut 15^ — they kept him one 
night in another mans paster, ye next day led him to oysterbay 
to sell, their they setting a inch of candle yt he yt biddeth most 
for him, before it zvas burnt out was to have him when they zveare 
at this 2 men went in to them unknozvn to me demanded of them 
zv* they required of me yt they should take away soe good like a 
hors — they sd yesterday but 15^ but today 20^ — these 2 men 
hand 20^ sent me my hors againe.") 

{p. 222 Old A) — Att A ttowne metting helld ye IS*** of Aprill 
1681 Then granted and given by the towne unto John newman A 
home Lott to be layd out at ye Cove so Called next unto Joseph 
Crokars Lott Acording as the place will Aford, be it more or 
Less, with A Convenyantt peese of medow ground next Adioyne- 
ing to ye Cove Creek, As the surveyors shall Cee meete, for A 
yard for Building of vesells and Layeing his timbar in, with the 
previHdge to take up ten Ackars of land in the Comans not Alredy 
Layed out or preiedishing highwayes, with ye previledge further 
of graseing and ttimbar within the townes Comans As other such 
petickular Rights have The sayde newman ^Fencing in ye sayed 
Lott, and Building A habytable house thereon within two yeares 
After ye date hereof, in which fifulfilling the previlidges before 
menshoned to bee his and his hayres for Ever, other wayes upon 
none performanc in nott Building and ffencing ye Abovesaid ye 
lott, medow land and previlidges granted to be fforfitt, to ye 
towne Againe to there owne dispose without Exseptions, As in 
other orders provided 

Maye ye 4*^* 1681 Then Layed out unto John newman A home 
Lott Acording to ye Abovesaide grant, Joyneing on ye northeast 
Side off Joseph Crokars home Lott sould to Tho : gitchell, by 
the Cove, Being twenty polle wide in ye ffront by the highwaye. 
As by us stakte out, and twelve polle wide in ye reare, butting 
home to william butlars Land at ye southeast Cornar, and Bound- 
ed in ye swomp with A great white oake marked with N. ye north 
eastt Bounder, from thenc ranging upon A straight line through 
ye swamp to his front stake by ye highwaye by ye Edge of the 
Boges, the Lott Containeing within ye foresaide bounds of 
swamp and upland foure Ackars more or Less, ffurther Layed 
out tto John newman Acording to the townes grant A peece of 
medow Land, on ye southwest side of ye Cove Creek being six 
polle wide next to ye Creek as by us stakte, and ten pole wide by 
ye upland stakte, being twelve polle deepe on East Side Con- 
taineing within ye saide lines halfe An Ackar more or Less, 
Layed out by us. 

the modow being granted for A yard Tho : Townsend 

to build vessels on, and not improved nathanell Colles 

By ye sayd newman to returne to ye 
towne againe, , 



Book A 243 

{p. 221 Old A) — Att a towne metting held ye 16*'> of maye 1681 
Then upon ye request of simon Copper, tis by the grant and 
Consent of ye towne, frely given to him ye previHdge of ye 
highwaye, butting from ye maine highvvaye downe to ye watter 
side, Against franses weekses he keeping A paire of draw bars 
for A suffitiant gatte, soe that Any ffreholdar haveing ocasion, to 
improve or pass upon ye said highwaye maye have fre liberty, 
provided yt parson whatsumever yt shall soe make use of ye 
said highwaye by Carting or riding on hors back or on futt, 
shall, shutt ye said gatte or barse up sufitiently, so yt ye said 
simon, his heyres or Asignes be noe wayes damnyfyed this Being 
A fre grant to him his hayres or Asignes, notwithstanding Any 
former grant 

These presants witneseth To All Christion people to whome 
Itt maye Come or Any wayes Consarne know yee, that whareas 
There was A former Acknowlidgment made by my unkell Richard 
Crab, of oyster Baye deaseased, in ye Court of newhaven Aboutt 
thirty five yeares since, that he was Justly indebted to me John 
Coe, under writen, ye ffull and Just sum of sixty pounds. But my 
unkells deasease I did upon Consideration fifully Aquitt and, 
discharge his wife and widow, my Antt Alice Crab ff rom All 
former Contrackts debts and dues from my unkell Richard Crab, 
his hayres or Asignes due to me John Coe, my hayres or Asignes 
for Ever, upon ye Consideration, of & good Cowe and Calfe and 
ten barells off Sidar to be delevered to me or my order, within 
three yeares After ye yeare datted 1681 But know all men upon 
ffurther Consideration that I John Coe, doe hereby Aquitt and 
discharge my Antt Alice Crab, her hayres or Asignes for Ever, 
from All Bills Bonds Records or Acoumpts Asigned Contrackted 
or Agred of betwene my unkell Richard Crab deaseased and my 
Antt Alice Crab his wife and widow and my selfe my hayres 
Excexetors Administrators, or Asignes from ye begining of ye 
world tto this presant daye, upon ye delevery of A good Cowe 
and Calfe to me or my order upon demand, and what Ellce she 
Cee Case to bestowe upon me or mine the which I leave to her 
curtecy as witnes my hand in oyster Baye this 13"^ of June 1681 
Sined and delevered in ye presenc of John Coe 

Robart story 
Tho: Townsend 

{p. 220 Old A) — A spetiall towne Court held oyster Baye ye ZQ'** 
of June 1681 

Josiah Clark Aturny of samuell Bur of harford in ye Collony 
of Conetecote pla* upon ye Easteate of Christopher Croe deseased 
John Townsend senior. Job wright deffendants, 
ye Court Caleb wright, 
Constable 



244 Book A 

Richard harcut 1 

Tho: willis V overseares 

John Townsend J 

The plantive Comeplaines to this Court, 

that haveing presented his letter of Atturny to ye last Court of 
sesions held at Jemeco, this instant June, and there being Alowed 
and Aproved, have sine demanded ye Easteat of Christopher 
Croe, of ye deffendants But by them denied, and ye Easteat 
detained 

The Court haveing heard ye deffendants Answare to ye plan- 
tives Comeplaint that they did not detaine ye Easteat from him, 
he giveing in securyty to Endemnyfy them from further troble 
yt should insew. 

The plantive further declaring yt he did tendar ye deffendant 
A Coppy of his letter off Atturny or might record it If theye 
pleased for there securyty which was refused, by them, the Court 
haveing heard and well wayed ye differanc depending betwene 
plantive and deffendant, doe find ye plantives letter of Atturny 
to be A Legall Athoryty, Being Sined by the Governar of Con- 
etecote, and securyty suffityant for ye deffendants and yt it be 
fforthwith recorded at ye plantives Charge, and ye Cowe and ye 
heffer and ye rest of Christopher Croes Easteat is to be returned 
into ye Costody of ye plantive, onely ye sale of ye hors to stand 
good, and to ye Charges of ye oversears troble taking: an In- 
vantery of ye said Croes Easteat, we doe Award ye plantive to 
paye them Each man three shillings, ^ daye, and to Job wright 
for five pints of rum Exspended to paye him five shillings and as 
to this presant Courts feese, wee doe Award ye plantive to paye 
ye Clarks ffeese for writting this Judgement, and Entring his 
Comeplaint, and ye deffendant John Townsend is to paye ye 
Constable for his Summoning of him and Job wright to this 
Court, which is to be A ffinall Isew betwene them this by order 
of ye Court, ^ me Tho Townsend 

The Letter off Atturny recorded on the other side 
{p. 219 Old A) — Know all men By These presants yt samuell Bur 
off harfford In ye Collony off Conetecote in new Ingland have 
nominated Chosen and Impowered and doe By these presants 
nominate Chuse and Impower my trusty and well beloved ffrend 
m"" Josiah Clark off East Chester in ye Riding of new york to be 
my tru and Lawfull Atturny as I am Sole Administrator to ye 
Easteat of Christopher Crow deasesed, In my name, and steed, 
and to ye proper use of ye Releckts Children of ye saide Crowe, 
to Ask for demand recover and reaseave of All and singular 
person or persons all and singular ye goods and Easteat Both 
parsonall or reall belonging to said Crow, giveing and granting 
my said Atturny ffull and Amplle power and Athoryty to use all 
due meanes in forme of Law To Recover ye same and to use and 



Book A 245 

Act all devise or devises thing or things whatsoever in ye Law 
for ye Recovering of ye whole or Any part of ye said Easteatt, 
and upon Resaipt of ye whole or Any part thereof Resaipts 
Aquittances or Any other Lawfull discharges in my name to make 
sale and delever, giveing and granting my saide Atturny hereby 
ffull and large power to make or Constitute one or more Aturnyes 
If he Cese Case, and him or them to revoke att his pleasure, 
promiseinge, to hold ffor good and stable, and to Ratefy and 
Confirme, whatsoever, my said Atturny shall doe or Case to be 
done in ye law, in or Aboutt Recovering ye Aforesaide Easteat, 
ass ffully and Amply as If I my sellfe ware parsonally presant 
and did or Ackted ye same to all intents and purposes and Con- 
stetutions, In wittnes whareof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
scale this first daye of June in ye yeare of our lord one thousand 
six hundred Ayghty and one, Sined sealed and delevered 
in ye presanc off us Samuell Burr O 

Richard Edwards 
Samuell gillbertt 

These are to Certefy Any whome it maye Consarene yt samuell 
Bur Abovesaid is ye solle Administrator of ye said Christopher 
Crow deasesed, and ye said Bur Came before me this sixts of 
June Ano 1681 and Aknowledged this letter of Atturny to be his 
free Ackt and deede as Above as Attestes william Lette governar 
of his maies^ Collony of Conetecote 

{p. 218 Old ^)— oyster Baye ye ffirst daye off Jully 1681 
I Josiah Clark, off East Chester Aturny of samuell Burr off 
Harford of Conenetecote Collony, haveing Reseved of the Con- 
stable and overseares of oyster Baye, All ye Easteat off Christo- 
pher Croe deasesed, yt was in there Custedy, doe by these pres- 
ants Aquitt and discharge ye Aforemenshoned Constable and 
overseares or Any other parson or parsons of ye said town, from 
any ffurther troble or demands, for ye same wittnes, my hand 
Testes Tho : Townsend Josiah Clark 

Recorder 

Att A towne meting held in oyster Baye sep* ye 24"^ 1681 Then 
Agreed by A younanimus yoate of ye towne that Nathanell Colles 
and Tho Townsend are to repaire tto huntington on wensdaye 
next being the: 28"^ of this instant to meete with ye restt of ye 
nayghboures of oure respecktive townes upon longiland, and to 
advise with them what maye Conduce best to oure Just libertyes 
Eclipsed, which was promised us and granted upon our subieck- 
tion by governar nickall and ye other two Comishonars at ye 
first settellment of this goverment and all other our Agrevances, 
whatsumever with full powar to Exhibitt an Adress by waye of 
petition to the governar and Court of Asizes in ye behalfe of oure 



246 Book A 

towne with ye rest of oure nayghbouring townes for releffe in 
oure Just previledges with ye rest of his Maiesties: subieckts 
Acording to proclimation, as they shall Cee Case 
Signed in the towne meting by free Consent witness oure hands 
henry townsend :J John Townsend, J : Thomas willetts 
Joseph dickinson Ephraim Carpenter william (H) hudson 

Richard willis Richard Cirby John (R) Rogers 

Caleb wright moses mudge Job wrightt 

nickolas wright John wood John townsend S : 

Aron furman Isack doughty nickolas simkins 

Tho : furman Jeames Cok John wright 

georg townsend Josias latting Robart Colles 

william buttlar Richard Harcutt georg downing 

John weeks 

{The tozvns of central and eastern Long Island, of Puritan 
stock and established as independent communities, increasingly 
disturbed by the encroachments of the Governor's pozvcrs, zvere 
protesting and refusing their taxes. It zvas a part of the move- 
ment that brought about the creation of the General Assembly. 

Apparently Huntington and Hempstead zvere the only tozvns 
joining Oysterbay in this matter, and their action is shozvn from 
their records as follozvs: 

At Huntington Tozun Meeting, 24 Sept. 1681, Capt. Thomas 
Fleet and Isaac Piatt zvere appointed "to act in the tozvn's behalf 
zvith the assembly that in this place shall meet to consider of such 
things as shall be thought good for the public." (Huntington 
Tozvn Records, Vol. I., p. 315). 

At Hempstead Tozvn Meeting, 26 Sept. 1681, John Semans 
zvas chosen to go to Oysterbay, and then to Huntington, "to Mete 
and agiteate zvith the other tozjvnds." {Hempstead Tozvn Records, 
Vol. I., p. 385). 

The Court of Assize Records (N. Y. Hist. Soc. Collections, 
1912, p. 17 and 25) give the follozving: 

"Att a General Court of Assizes Holden in the Citty of Nezv 
Vorke the 5*^ ^ 6^^ Dayes of October . . . in the year of or 
Lord 1681 . . . Present. Capt. Anthony Brockholls, Commander 
in Chief e, etc. . . . There being a Petition Presented to this 
Court, Signed by several! persons in Behalf e of the several English 
Townes on Long Island zvho had illeagally and Unzvarrantable 
assembled the^nselves Together at Huntington and Mr. Josiah 
Hubbert Mr IVm Osborne, Mr. Elias Doughty, Mr. Thomas 
Tozimesend and Mr. John Symons Appeareing to Speake to the 
same in Behalf e of the Rest zvere called and Produced their pozver 
from their Severall Townes zvhich the Court Did not approve off 
Butt wholly rejected their Peticon and Checked them fro their 
Actings and Proceedings therein Ordering them to Returne home 



Book A 247 

and Remaine in Quictt as settled till further Order from his Matie 

Per John West, CI Assizes." 

William Osborn and Elias Doughty zvere citizens of Hemp- 
stead, but apparently acted without direct authority from the 
Toivn. Thomas Tozvnsend zvas a prominent Oysterbay citizen, 
and Josiah Hobart, of Easthampton, was arrested in December 
for stirring up sedition in Southold. 

Governor Andross, being recalled to England, had appointed 
Captain Anthony Brockholls Commander in Chief during his ab- 
sence. See Brodhead II., 658, for petition of Council, Aldermen 
and Justices of Assize, to the Duke, for Assembly, 29 June, 1681. 

The next entry in our Records is the reply of the Tozun to the 
order of the Court of Assizes, zvhich zvas presided over by Brock- 
holls, and breathes the spirit of Runnymede and of the Declara- 
tion of Independence. The anszvcr is dated 4"^ of 9^"^ {Novem- 
ber) 1681, and the General Assembly zvas granted tzvo years 
later. See p. 267 for first appointment of Representatives.) 

{p. 217 Old A) — To tthe Comandar in Cheffe in new york 

tthe Answare of ye towne of oyster Baye, when the five men 
which ware the Representetives off longisland have Satesfacktion 
wee are wilHng to make payement of whatt Is Justly due as to 
ye pubhck 

In ackted by ye towne of oyster Baye this 4"^ of Q''^"" 1681 
By ordar of ye towne Matthyas Harvye 

A towne metting held this 26^*^ of novembar 1681 
Then granted and given, unto John Robinson Joynor the Com- 
mon lands lying betwene Joseph Ludlams lands and Adam 
Wrights and Joseph Ludlams swomp fronting to ye highwaye at 
ye north End, and Tho : Townsends lands at ye South End, with 
free previlidge in Coman Rights as other singlle petickular towne 
Rights have, makeing voyde by his Consent, with ye desiar of ye 
towne all formar grants whatsumever 

2'y Ordered, that ye highwaye ACrosse ye swomp, betwene 
Adam wright, and Tho : Townsend, is to be Equally devided be- 
twene them, leving ye brook out to ye highwaye for watering as 
shall be thought good by ye surveyors not Exseding fore rods 
wide at ye river 

3'y granted and given unto Samuel! furman Junior ye Coman 
lands liing betwene Jeams weeks home lott and henry Townsends 
lands yt was water Solters, for A home lott, be it more or less, 
as was surveyed with free previledge in Coman wrights as other 
petickular towne rights have, provided ye said Samuell doth 
build A habitable house upon ye foresaid lot within a twelve 
month and A daye, or fenc it in with sufitant fenc, orther wayes 
forfit to the towne Againe 



248 Book A 

4'y further ordered for ye further Explynation of severall 
grants yt hath bene given & granted to severall parsons in this 
book as stands Entred Cominidges & singell rights as other petick- 
ular rights granted is to be understood twenty six ackers to be 
layd out of Coman land to such grants and no more, Exsept to 
such as are freholders as recorded in page 240, may laye out to 
themselves what they please, (See list, p. 232) 

(p. 216 Old ^)— Oyster Baye ye 2'^ of desembar 1681. 

wee beneath Subscribed doe Bind oure selves oure hayres, Ex- 
sexetors or Asignes in the penuall sum of fforty five pounds Cur- 
rant paye of this Collony payeable upon all demands, by him of 
us that disents from the determynation of franses weeks, Joseph 
Carpentar, Isack hornar, and Jon wright, Arbytrators betwene us, 
as to the lawfullnes of A deed of salle as by record Apeares 
ttransmitted, from me John Robins tto Samuell ttillard wittnes 
oure hands daye and datte Abovewritten, 

ttestes, Tho: Townsend John (X) Robins 

Josias Lattin Samuell ttilliard 

Wee beneath Subscribed Abytrators betwene, John Robins and 
samuell tilliard, in referanc to A bill of salle transmitted from 
John Robins to samuell tilliard, doe ffind the Bill of salle to be 
good Acording to law, and finding by Record, A lawfull Asigne- 
ment made from Richard Latting of partt of the previlidges in- 
cluded in ye saide bill of salle tto John Robins, which Apeares, 
and proved before us to be John Robins the Eldar, and not his 
sonns, and therefore the ttitell good, and John Robins the Eldar 
is to give Samuell ttilliard posestion of his lands and previledges, 
as by ye bill of salle Acording to law, witnes oure hands, oyster 
Baye desembar ye 2"^ 1681 

ffranses weeks Isack harnar 

Joseph Carpenter Job wrightt 

John frost these lines are to order you to paye the remainding 
part of youre Bill due to me from you upon Acount of Hatts 
unto ye barar hereof Tho : Townsend of oyster Baye who is my 
Aturny there and upon the performanc thereof this my ordar 
shall be youre discharge 

witnes my hand maye ye 20*** 1681 John wright 

ttestes Richard Cornell 

John townsend sen*" 

A tru record of ye origenall 

ttestes John Townsend sen 

{p. 215 Old A) — Wee Beneath Subscribed doe order and Agree 
that all swine which have bine lately putt on, hogisland shall bee 
ffetcht of within tten dayes after the date hereof and If Any 
parson, or parsons for time to cum shall presume to putt on Any 



Book A 249 

swine theye shall bee liable to be killd By Any parson, wee doe 
likewayes Agree yt the south End tto the ffutt of nobs hill shall 
be for A sheeps pasture Calves and working creatures, soe long 
as wee Cee Itt Conveniant, and to fenc ye sayde pasture by ye 
last off march next, and this as oure Reall ackts we ye magior 
part of ye propriators of hogiland, have hereunto sett to oure 
hands in oyster Baye this 28''^ of the 10 ""^ 1681 
Mathyas Harvye, John underbill Samuell Andrewes, 

Henry Townsend, simon Cooper Josias Latting, 

Richard Harcutt, nathanell Colles georg Townsend, 

franses weekes Alice Crabb Samuell weeks, 

Joseph ludlam, mathew priar Tho : Townsend, 

A tru coppy of ye origanall 

The 24"^ of 9''^'' 1673 A towne meeting held, & granted by ye 
towne, yt henry Townsend, shall have & hath Liberty to make 
use of what ttimber he shall stand in need of for his saw mill 
within ye Bounds & Limits, of oure towne, yt is to understand 
pine Island, or Any other Coman Lands to make use, of Eyther 
ffor Building, or to sell in ye towne, or to sell out of ye towne, 
as he shall Cee Cause, ye sayd grant is understood to be to 
henry Townsend and his for Ever, A tru Coppy taken out of 
ye book of Records off oyster Baye, & in page 250, ^ me 
mathyas harvy towne Clark 

{p. 214 Old A) — Att A ttowne metting held in oyster Baye ye 
28'h of desembar 1681 

Then granted By A ffree vote upon the Request of John Adams 
of ye towne of huntington. Carpenter, the previledge of building 
of A gristt mill and A saw mill, if he shall Cee Case, upon oure 
Right of ye streame at ye Could spring, and also Liberty for 
timber upon oure Commans there, if neede Requiars, for the 
building of his mills and not otherwayes, which saide grants is 
to ye said Adams his hayres or Asignes for Ever, Allwayes pro- 
vided, that if Any parson or parsons belonging to the ttowne of 
oyster Baye, Bringing any sort of graine to ye said mill to be 
ground, they shall be Attended, gradually and there Corne well 
ground, they Allowing the same tole as the towne of huntington 
Agreth for, and Allso if Any parson of ye towne of oyster Baye 
shall Bring Any timber to ye saide saw mill After builtt to be 
sawed, shall have there timbar well sawed as Cheepe as Any par- 
son of ye towne of huntington, tis further Agreed yt the saide 
Adams is to build A grist mill upon ye sayd streme within foure 
yeares after ye date hereof, and after for Ever keepe and maine- 
taine A good grist mill upon ye sayd streme, or upon none per- 
formanc of Every artekill Abovesayd the previlidge of streme 
granted, to return to ye towne of oyster Baye Againe, to there 
owne dispose without Lett hindaranc or Sute in Law, to ye per- 



250 Book A 

formanc hereof ye sayde Adams hath hereunto subscribed his 

hand to ye towne Book of Records of oyster Baye and date Above 

written 

ttestes Peter Pangborne John adams 

{p. 213 Old A) — Know all men By these presants yt I John 
mayhue so Called have Asigned ordayned and made, and in my 
steed and place, putt and Constituted my trusty and well beloved 
frend Tho: Townsend of oyster Baye, to be my tru and lawfull 
Aturneye, for me and in my name and to my use to Ask demand 
Sue for Levy requiar recovar and reseave, of all and Every per- 
son whatsoever, Christion or Indion all and Every such debts 
rents lands tenements sums of mony to me belonging now due, 
or which at any daye or dayes, time or times, hereafter shall be 
due owing belonging apertaineing unto me by Any manar of 
wayes whatsoever, giveing and granting unto my sayd Attorny 
by ye tennor of these presants my full and whole powar strength 
and Athoryty in and About ye premises, and upon ye resaiptt of 
Any such depts rents land tenements sums of mony as Above- 
sayde to give Aquittances or other discharge for me, and in my 
name to make seale and delevery, and all and Every other ackt 
and ackts, thing or things device or devises, in law whatsoever, 
needfull and nesesary to be done, or Aboutte ye premyses, for ye 
recovery of All or Any such debts rents or sums of mony, rents 
lands or tenements as Aforesayde, for me and in my name, tto 
doe Execute and performe as fully largly amply in every respeckt 
to All intents Construcktions and purposes as I my selfe might or 
Could doe If I ware at All times parsonally presant, ratefying 
Allowing and holding forme and stable what soever my sayd 
Atturnye, shall doe or Case to be done in or About ye Execution 
of ye same by vertue of these presants Iniageing to make noe 
trancport Asignement or sale of Any my lands tenements or 
herydittyments to me belonging or Any wayes Apertaineing with- 
out my sayde Aturnyes leave or Consent, in witnes whareof I 
have hereunto putt my hand and seale in oyster baye maye the 
7th 1630 

Signed sealed and delevered John X mayhue O 

in ye presanc of us, his mark 

mathyas harveye 
John Coles, Interperter 

Att A towne metting ye 4'*^ of Jully 1682 

Then granted and given unto Jeames Cok, A sartaine slipe of 
Broken medow or Crick thach, upon oake neck lying betwene ye 
share off medowes, layd out by ye fresh pond, including all ye 
sayd slipe Aforesayde home to mathy pryars share of medow, 
and soe downe to ye Creek he intrenching upon no mans right 
before layde outt 



Book A 251 

(p. 212 missing, p. 211 New A) — Capt Tho Townsend I have 
Levid Execution upon ye Estate of George Dennes for ye Use of 
Mr vvilliam pinhorne Viz which I do request You to record and 
Give me a Coppy of ye Same When I Leved Execution I Exprest 
my Selfe in these wmds having them written before me I do In 
his Majesties Name Levey this Execution upon this house and all 
ye Land Belonging to It with outhouses Barns orchards Gardens 
Yards & all Medows belonging to ye Same with all previledges 
and Immunities that now doth now or hereafter Shall belong to 
ye Said Estate towards Satisfing a debt Due to Mr William pin- 
horn Merchand of New York and Cost of Court with Insidentall 
Charges yt may Lawfully arise by this occasion further there is 
Executions Leved upon ye Effects of one Negro woman by Name 
mary being Twenty pounds merchants pay to be paid in New 
York Next Killing Time In ye Hands of Adam Wright Son in 
Law to George Dennis and In ye Storehouse of George Dennis 
about 200 bushell of Salt More or Less with Bins and Cask 
which are to be valued all which I have Commited Into ye Hands 
of ye Constable and Overseers to be keept Saft from Inbazelm* 
and In their hands to remain tell further order 
1682 July ye 12 ye Abovesaid was, Joseph Lee D:Sheriff 

preformed In presence of 
Richard Harcutt Constable 
Nathaniell Coles overseere & 
Caleb Wright Late Constable 
Joseph Lee D : Sheriff 

{p. 210 Old A) — Aprill ye 1 an twentyeth in ye yeare 1682 

An Invantery of ye goods and Easteat of samuell fifurman de- 
seased, taken by ye Constable and overseares and Aprized : Viz : 
Imp*" two Cowes att 
ttwo fore yeare old steres at 
one yearling att 
two Horsses att 
three mares att 
foure sheepe att 
one sow and foure shoates att 
forty two Acars of land at ye Cold 
Spring, and previlidges in towne at, 40 

halfe A right of playnes and halfe 
a right of medowes, att ye south, with, 
A share of land upon unkawaye neck att 
one hors Cartt and wheels att 
A paire of Iron trazes for A hors at 
one ox Chaine att 
one Collter and share at 
three Iron Kittells att 



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252 Book A 

one Iron pott att 

two brass cittells and A scillett at 

one warming pan att 

one frying pan and gridiron att 

three puter dishes and six putter plates att 

one putter basson, and one quartt pott at 

thre putter poringers, and A putter bottell 

one Iron tramell att 

to yoake Irons rings and stapells at 

one axe and two oagers att 

two broad hoes and a stubbing hoe att 

one greatt Chest att 

one Cubard and A Smale Chestt att 

one driping pan and two puding panes, 

and a tinn kittell, att 

three tubs and five payles att 

one fether bead, and foure Coverleads at 

one small ruge and two blankitts att 

one home spun bead tiking and seven sheetes 

seven pillowbears at 

one sett of Curtings and valens att 

£ 133 19 
Caleb wright Constable 
Richard harcutt 
Job wrightt overseares 

{p. 209 Old A) — Oyster Baye the \2^^ daye of Jully in ye yeare 
1682 Wittneseth, whareas Samuell ffurman, Senior, of this towne 
deseased withoutt will sum time in Aprill last pastt, and his Eas- 
teat Being invanteryed by ye offysars acording to law, was in 
order acordingly shewed and presented to ye Justises of the peace, 
for ye proveing of ye same in such Causes provided, who Advised 
by the Request of ye widow meryam fTurman, ye Easteat being 
small and to save and prevent unnesesary Charges, to nomynate 
and apoynte sum parsons of the nayghbourhood to Exsamine ye 
sayde Easteat, and make A settellment thereof Betwixtt ye widow 
and her Children, By Equal! devition as nere as possible Acording 
to Justiss and Equally for ye prevention of further Charges tro- 
bles or Contentions yt might Arize thereby, in order to which we 
beneath subscribed Being apoynted and Requested by ye sayd 
widow meryam furman to be the parsons to Asistt her in ye 
Equall settelment of ye Easteatte above sayde and haveing Ex- 
samined ye same, doe order and apoynte : Viz : ye widow meryam 
furman to have ye one third of ye Eastteate as invanteryed of 
her husbands deaseased, as her proper Easteate to dispose of as 
she shall Cee Cause, secondly and to have ye manidgment and im- 
provment of all ye rest of ye Easteat, as her owne untill devition 



Book A 253 

or payement, to Every Child his or her portion or proportion as 
followeth, first she is to paye out of ye sayde Easteate to her 
daug^hter marcy furman fivetene pounds at her daye off maryedge 
or when she Comes to Eyghtene yeares of Age secondly she is to 
paye delever or Cause to be delevered unto her daughter Susanah 
furman fivetene pounds at her daye of maryedge or when she 
Comes to Eyghtene yeares, of Age, thirdly she Is to give posesion 
to her soon John firman as his portion, being a duble portion, ye 
one halfe of all ye lands and medows of his fathers as Invan- 
teryed, being Equally devided and he to have ye first Choyce 
payeing five pounds to his mother or hur order when he Comes to 
ye age of one antwenty yeares, forthly, she is to paye to her 
daughter sarah furman fivetene pounds as her portion. Equal] 
with ye rest of hir sisters, when she Is maryed or of Eyghtene 
yeares of age, S'^, we doe order and alowe ye rest of ye Easteate 
undevyded to ye widow, for ye payement of debtts and Charges 
ocashoned hereby, sixly we doe Agree and ordar, yt If ye sayd 
widow meryam furman shall Change her Condition, by maryedge 
before ye full delevery or payement to Every Child there por- 
tions Acording to oure apoyntment yt then she is to give in suffy- 
tiant suartyes or bond for ye performance thereof to ye offysars 
of ye towne, for ye time being, who are apoynted by us as over- 
seares of ye premises, as witnes oure hands underwriten, I mary- 
am furman widow Do agree to the Above writen and iniage to 
fullfill ye same witnes my hand meryam X furman 

ttestes Thomas webb, hir mark 

nathanell Colles Tho: Townsend 

Aron (A) firman franses (W) weeks 

his mark his mark 

{p. 208 Old A)— A towne metting held septembar ye 4'*' 1682 
Then apearing By ye declaration of ye Constable Richard har- 
cutt that John Townsend being one of the old overseares doth 
refuse to ofisiate in ye ofiFiss of an overseare Any Longar, and he 
being much burthoned in his offiss in respeckt of his oath for want 
of Asistance, tis then votted by ye towne upon ye resons Above- 
sayde yt John weeks Caled warick (i. e. from Warwick, R. I.) 
John, shall stand as an overseare in ye rome of John ttownsend, 
Z'y Allso Jeames weeks Insigne of ye towne being Chosen 
overseare ye first of Aprill last past, doth refuse to take ye place 
upon him by ye liberty of his Comition, tis voted by ye towne yt 
Joseph Ludlam, shall sarve as An overseare, in ye rome of Jeames 
weeks 

3'y ordered yt in regard to ye great mischiffe done by ye 
woules to our Cretures for want of incuridgment to be Alowed 
to those yt shall take Care to distroye them, tis by vote this daye, 
Agreed upon, yt If it be not Alowed out of ye Contry rates as 



254 Book A 

formerly for ye killing of woules, yt then Every woulfe killed 
within oure pattent, and there heads brought to ye Constable, shall 
have Alowed them out of ye town rate 20^ ; Indians Exsepted, but 
If alowed out of ye Contry rate as formerly, then ye towne to 
paye but 10^ ^ head and all other ordars Consarning payement for 
woules Entered upon our record before this date are made voyde 
4'^ att ye same metting granted and given to Jeames Cok ten 
Accars of land upon oak neck Joyneing to ye fresh pond as shall 
bee Layde out by the Surveyars, and by them {the remainder of 
page cut out of Old A and not copied into Nezv A. See Appendix) 

{p. 207 Old ^)— Septembar ye 9'^ 1682 Then Layd out unto 
Jeames Cok ten Ackars of land upon oak neck ye first bounds 
begining at a white oak at ye South East End of ye westermost 
pond, at ye fresh bond soe Called, from thence 42 rod north'East 
or there abouts, to A Chestnut tree markt, from thenc, west north 
west upon a straight line, to A white oak tre markt, at ye head 
of mathyas priars medow. Including within ye said bounds all 
ye uplands to ye medow given him by ye towne, ten Akars more 
or less, as survayed by us he leaveing out ye Easturmost pond for 
A watering place, to ye Coman 

Tho: Townsend 
nathanell Colls 

Sept: ye 9^^ 1682 Then Layd out unto Isack hornar a sartin 
peece of Land by ye Shoue, soe Called, on ye East side of ye 
river, ye first bounds whareof begineth at A peperidge tree by 
ye swomp side belowe ye shoue, from thence 20 rod south East 
or thereabouts, to A great whiteoak markt, from thence, 80 rod 
southwest or there abouts, to A white oak tre markt, by ye hill 
side nere A rock a littell below itt, from thence twenty rod north- 
west Or thereabouts to A small burch tre by ye swamp side ye 
streme or river to be his bounds on ye west side and ye bound 
marks, as above insarted, on ye north and East, and south side, 
Including within ye sayd bounds ten accars of land and swomp 
more or less, this Layd out by vertue of A previlidge given him 
for ye setting up of A fulling mill by ye towne, and surveyed 
by us 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell Colls 
{remainder of this page from Nezv A) 

September ye 9^^ 1682. 

Then Laid out to Lydia Wright a Certain Tract of Land on ye 
East Side of Beaver Swamp So called ye first bounds whereof 
Begins at ye river Samuel Andrewes Southwest bounder and So 
to run up ye hill Eastwardly by ye Andrewes Land Twenty four 
pole or Rods from thence to run or Rainge by hill Side South 



Book A 255 

west or thereabouts one hundred and Twenty rods and thence to 
ye river Twenty four rods upon a West north West Line or 
thereabouts to ye river or Stream to be her west bounder and 
ye AfforeSayd Bounders her north and East and South Bounders 
Including within ye Said Bounds of ye Upland and Swamp 
Twenty Six Acres More or Less as Excepted by her Which Land 
is Laid out unto her by vertue of Her house Lott and previledge 
willed to her by Richard Crabb Deceased and Surveyd by us 

Thomas Townsend 
Nathaniel Coles 
this Survey Is Entered In ye Book E folio 21 It being Cut 
out of ye old Book A : {Also given in Appendix) 

(p. 206 Old A) — Att A metting of Constable and overseares of 
this towne Jenewary ye 4**^ 1682 tthen ordered by the request of 
simon Cooper, that those lands granted, and Agreed, too betwene 
the towne and Latemore sampson, yt he bought of John Richbill, 
upon Cove neck, be forth with Layd out, to ye sayd simon 
Cooper, by ye survayors of ye towne, nathanell Coles and Tho: 
Townsend, Acording to agrement, and make Record thereof 
Acordingly, this Record ^ order 

By me Tho: Townsend Recorder 

Itt is Agreed yt Lattemer sampson in. Lew of one fifteenth 
off Cove neck Bought of John Richbill, he shall have three hun- 
dred Accars of Land, and one hundred Accars for his twenty 
Accars A Lott for five Lotts Viz, out on ye End of Cove neck, 
he to give up to ye towne his five Accare Lott By Anthony 
Wrights, and in Case A Convenyant place falles out to fence 
though it be forty Accars less hee to be Contented wittnes my 
hand Latimer Sampson 

tthe Abovesaid ordar of ye Constable and oversears and ye 
Agrement of latemore sampson with ye towne As Above Ex- 
spresed, is Excepted by ye towne, and Agreed to be layd out to 
simon Cooper As proper right, by A free voat of ye towne at 
A towne metting held this 27'*' of Jenewary 1682 this is to be 
understood ye foure hundred Accars granted to Latemore samp- 
son Abovesayd This Entred by order of the towne ^ me 

Tho : Townsend Recorder 

Wee Beneath subscribed, Being Apoynted survayeors, and By 
order of ye Constable and overseares, as by record bareing date 
ye 4'*' of this instant, was opoynted to laye out ye lands unto 
simon Cooper, upon Cove neck, Acording to the first Agrement, 
betwene ye towne, and Lattemore sampson, and since Confirmed 
by a free voate at A towne meting bareing date, oyster baye ye 
27^^ of Jenewary 1682, and we Acordingly ye 30'*> of this instant 



256 Book A 

have Atended, and survayed, ye northermost End or part of ye 
sayde Cove neck, and Bounded out unto ye Abovesayd simon 
Cooper A sartain trackt of land, upon ye sayd neck, begining at 
A Chestnut tree nere, ye mouth or Comeing in of ye watter on 
ye vilest side of ye neck at the Crick Comanly Called and knowne 
by ye name of ye fishing Creek, to high watter mark round ye 
sayd parsell of land, and from ye sayd Chestnut tree upon A 
straight line. East and benorth or thereabouts, a Crose ye sayd 
neck to ye mouth or Comeing in of ye watter of ye Creek Com- 
anly Called on ye East side of ye neck ye Eale Creek to A white 
oake marked, on ye south side of ye Creek and finding by oure 
survayeing there is wanting of ye proportion of lands betwene ye 
sayd bounds and ye north poynt, Acording to Agrement betwene 
latemore sampson and ye towne, have Consented & Agreed to 
laye out to simon Cooper ten Acres of land Elce whare upon ye 
towne Comans which is to be in full Consideration of ye first 
Agrement betwene ye towne and Latemore sampson, witness our 
hands on ye other side — {p. 205 Old A) — Itt tis to be understood 
that ye sayd simon Cooper is to have, all the Creeks Coves and 
marshes within ye sayd bounds of Cove neck as by us marked to 
highwatter mark as wittnes oure hands with free liberty of A 
watter fence for Ever to secuar his lands. 

Tho : Townsend 
Nathaneill Colles 

In the yeare 1674 then Layd out by henry townsend senior and 
nickolas wright survayars of ye towne, unto Josias Latting and 
Caleb Wright John wright, and Edmund wright, foure score 
Acors of land at ye ground Comanly Called and knowne by ye 
name of suckscokes wigwom, begining At ye northward of ye 
head of ye streame, on ye East side, and from thence southward 
on ye East side of ye Cart waye to ye farmes, to A white oake 
tre marked, which sayd foure score Acars of land is to be Equaly 
devided amongst them by lott 20 Acars A man 

Att A towne metting held in oyster Baye febrewary ye 12*'' 
1682 tthen granted and given by the towne unto Edmund wright 
and Josias Latting and Jeames Townsend, the highwaye, butting 
Against ye west End of Josias lattings home lott yt was formerly 
Beniamin hubbards on ye widow townsends home lott, ye sayde 
grant theye are, to Inioye there Equall parts thereof, being and 
liing Against there lands or swomps formerly given by ye towne, 
the Abovesayd highwaye is given to the Abovesayd three parsons 
and there hayres for Ever, upon ye Conditions as followeth that 
theye and there hayres for Ever, are to make keepe and main- 
taine A suffitiant futt waye of foure futt wide, begining whare 
need requiar betwene, Edmund wrights house, and william but- 
tlars house, and soe by ye front of John wrights home lott north- 



Book A 257 

ward, as far as shall be found needful by ye towne survayors, 
yearly, and leaveing A suffitiant highwaye of six rods wide on 
ye west side, of there swomp land, and Edmunds home lott, and 
further it tis to be understood, notwithstanding ye grant Josias 
latting his hayres or Asignes for Ever, is to have breadth Enough 
for A cart waye out of his lott into ye maine streete next Adioyne- 
ing to nickolas wrights home lott, at ye west End, this Entred 
^ ordar of the towne ^ me Tho : Townsend Recorder 
(/>. 204 Old ^)— Jenewary this 30'»^ 1682, Then Layd out Acord- 
ing to former grant by ye towne to franses weeks, samuell weeks, 
and moses furman, A part of ye Cove swomp Begining at A 
birch tree on ye northeast side of ye waye to huntington on ye 
East side of ye swomp, ranging A Crose ye sayd swomp west- 
wardly 18 rod to A small saplin by us markt, and from ye first 
bounder northwardly by ye sayd swomp 42 rod to A white oake, 
markt, and from thence A Crose ye swomp westwardly, 40 rod, 
to A white oake tre by us markt, and from thenc by ye swomp 
to ye saplin second bounder. Including within ye sayd bounders, 
of swomp land seven Acars more or less, to be Equaly devided, 
Amongst them three Acording, to the grants 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

Secondly ye same daye, whareas there was reserved By the 
towne upon ye devition of ye Coman medowes and swomp, ye 
remaindar or partt of ye Cove swomp not granted before to ye 
rights belonging to Latemore sampsone, as bought of John Rich- 
bill, wee by order of the towne, have Layde out unto ye sayd 
right of Latemore sampsons, now in ye Posestion off Simon 
Cooper, ten Acars of ye sayde Cove swomp ye first bounds be- 
gining at ye two white oaks markt by us and being ye two north- 
ermost bounds on both sides of ye Cove swomp marked and 
boundars to franses weeks Samuell weeks, and moses furmans 
swomp, and soe to rang upon A square forty rod, northwardly 
to ye two north bounders, one being A white oake tree on ye 
East side of ye swomp. ye other a red oak tre markt on ye west 
side of ye swomp. Including within ye sayd boundars 10 Acars 
off swomp more or less 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

ffebrewary ye 12*'' 1682 

tthen Layd out unto simon Cooper ye ten Accars of Land 
Agreed to be Alowed him, to make up his proportion of Cove 
neck Acording to ye Agrement with Lattemore sampson. Viz: 
Itt being Layd out in two devitions, on ye East Side of ye Cove 
swomp as followeth, ye first devition is two Accars Joyneing to 
his partt of swomp bounded at ye South East end with A great 



258 Book A 

Chestnut tree markt, and from thence by ye highwaye by us 
ordered, northwardly to A white oake markt, Including within ye 
sayd boundars to his swomp as Layd out two, Acars of upland 
more or less, secondly Ayght Accars of land now layd out to him 
the first boundars, A young saplin, on ye East side of ye sayd 
highwaye over or nere About East from ye Chestnut tre first 
boundar of ye sayd 2 Accars, and from ye sayd sapline fifty rod 
southwardly to A white oake markt nere unto huntington high- 
waye, he leaveing A sufitiant, high waye Betwene his land and 
ye swomp and from ye sayd white oak he is to range up ye hill 
Eastwardly 30 rod to A saplin markt, and from thence 50 rod 
northwardly to A black oak tre markt East of ye woulfe pitt, 
from thence westwardly 30 rod to ye saplin first boundar, includ- 
ing within ye sayd boundars Eyght Accars of land more or less, 

Tho Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

{p. 203 Old ^)— Oyster Baye ocktobar ye 24*^ 1682 
Then Layd out unto Joseph dickinson A sartaine trackt of land 
ye first bounds Begining at ye Black oak tree ye north bounder of 
nickoLas wrights and John dickinsons lands formerly layd out and 
Being in quantety 16 Accars more or less as bounded by us from 
ye sayd black oake tree northwardly, by the maine highwaye as 
by us ordered, to A white oake tree markt on ye East side of ye 
old Cartt path nere unto ye hill Commanly Called sam ; Andrews 
hill, and from ye sayd white oake westwardly, to ye A nother 
white oake by us markt, by ye other highwaye by us ordered to 
bee A highwaye of six rod wide betwene his land, and ye lands 
formerly Layd out at ye head of ye mill river, which highwaye 
is to understood to Ly Betweene ye sayd lands Cleare Awaye into 
ye commans and Joyneing to ye west side of John dickinsons 
lands, and from ye sayd last white oake markt he is to range 
southwardly by A red oake in A littell swomp markt and soe to 
his fathers line by ye highwaye, and when ye sayd Joseph takes 
in ye old Cart waye thats layd into his land he is to Cleare A 
suffitiant high waye on ye East side, the Length of his Land to 
ye cleared highwaye at Each End straight 

Tho : Townsend 
nathanell Colles 

A towne metting held ye 5*^ of march 1682/3 

Then voted and ordered yt nathanell Coles and Tho : Townsend 
are to Remaine and Continew survayeors of this towne, for ye 
layeing out of all ye lands to be layde out belonging to this towne, 
and to have Acording to former order for all lands layd out by 
them 

Att the same meting then ordered by ye towne that Every fre- 
holder of this towne yt Is Exsepted of by ye towne Records A 



Book A 259 

purchaser for ye eiveing^ and granting of lands, are to take up 
there proportion of lands being 26 Accars to A home lott within 
A month after ye date hereof, or other wise it shall be free for 
all others yt have bine Excepted of and taken in by ye towne 
since yt order to take up there proportions as granted to them by 
record without Exseptions to ye propriators, this order made, and 
published, yt ye first purchasars as Excepted of, to be first sarved 
this ^ order of ye towne ^ me 

Tho : Townsend Recorder 

march ye 9'^^ 1682/3 

Then Layd unto Jeames Townsend 6 Accars of Land on ye 
East side of ye Cove nere ye goeing over upon Cove neck, Joyne- 
ing to Daniell Harcuts land on ye north side, and ranging north 
from ye sayd Harcuts bounder being A young white oake thirty 
six rod by ye highwaye, and then East 30 rod up ye hill, and 
from thence 36 rod to ye sayd daniells land including within ye 
sayd bounds 6 Accars of land more or less 

(p. 202 Neiv ^)— march ye : 9:1682/3 

first : Then Laid out unto John weekes Called Warick weekes 
a peice of Land at ye Cold Spring at ye Going over on ye west 
Side ye first bounder a Small white oak Markt : by ye Stream 
Southward of ye boggs and from thence westwardly Sixty Rods 
to a red oak markt West Side of ye Small run from thence 
northwardly thirty rod to a black oak tree markt from thence 
forty Eight rod Eastwardly to ye Edge of ye meadow and from 
thence forty rod to ye first bounder Including within ye Sd 
Bounds Ten Acres more or Less upon Consideration as we have 
ordered A Sufficient Highwaye to goe throueh it over to hunting- 
ton In ye Most Convenantest place this Sd Ten acres as Laid out 
being Transported over by John weekes unto Nathanell Coles 
for and In Consideration of Ten Acres of Land ye Sd Nathaniel 
Coles doth Exchange with John weekes In Leiu thereof at ye 
head of ye millriver as Laid out by ye Sur\'ey" as followeth 
Witness their hands 

John Wicks 
Nathaniel Coles 

Secondly. Laid out unto Nathaniel Coles and Mathias Harvy 
the 20 acres of Land as formerly recorded In page 263 to Mathias 
harvy ye half of it being ye Sd Nathaniels as by Right and Now 
Surveyd and Laid out ye first bounds whereof begins at a red 
oak tree markt on ye north Side of ye run In ye hollow near ye 
turn of ye Stream and from thence rainging Eastwardly taking 
in ye bogs forty rods to a white oak tree markt by ye highway 
between his Land and Joseph Dickinsons Land from thence by 
ye Said Highway Eighty rod to a red oak tree Marked with A: 
W : adam Wrights bounder and from thence by Adam Wrights 



260 Book A 

Land forty Two rods to a Blackoak tree Marked by ye Edge of 
ye hollow from thence northwardly to ye first bounder by ye 
hollow which is Left for A highway Including within ye Said 
bounds Twenty Acres of Land more or Less ye which Sd Twenty 
Acres as Surveyd ye Sd Nathaniel Coles doth hereby Exchange 
with John weeks as AboveSaid for his Ten acres at ye Cold 
Spring having ye Liberty to take up Ten acres of Lands more 
upon John weekes Right Else where upon ye Comons to be Laid 
out as Witness their hands ye ten acres to be taken up is to be 
five acres to Mathias Harvy and five acres to Daniel Coles of 
masketicove Mathias Harvy 

3'^ Laid out Unto Josias Latting Six acres of Land upon ye 
Cove neck on ye west Side by Simon Coopers Land and Rainging 
by his Line East 30 rod and Southerdly thirty Six Rods next to 
ye harbour by ye highway being Less 4: rod wid-e and being of 
ye Same Bredth by ye hill Side from ye Sd Coopers Line Includ- 
ing within ye Sd bounds Six acres more or Less In respect of 
Baren Lands 

4'y Laid out unto Nathaniel Coles Six acres of Land upon ye 
Cove neck Joyning to Josias Lattings on ye South Side Being 
Thirty Six rods wide at ye front next to ye Highway by ye har- 
bour and ye same bredth in ye reare Eastend and thirty rod Deep 
and ye highway to be on ye South Side of this Lott into ye neck 
it being Laid out for Six Acres More or Less 

{p. 201 New ^)— March ye 9'^ 1682/3 

first Then Laid out unto William frost a peice of Cove Swamp 
Two acres or thereabouts and about one acre of up Land Joyn- 
ing to It on ye East Side of ye Swamp and Joyning next unto 
Simon Coopers Swamp on ye North Side begining at a Whiteoak 
tree the Said Simons bound and Rainging North by ye highway 
Twelve rod to a red oak tree marked and so across ye Swamp 
being ye Same bredth from ye Said Simons Line on ye West 
Side Including 3 : acres more or Less 

2'y Then Laid out unto Edward White a peice of ye Cove 
Swamp Joyning on ye North Side of william frosts and Rainging 
from ye red oak tree frosts bounder by the Highway Northward 
9 : rod To a white oak Markt on ye East Side of ye Swamp and 
from thence a Cross ye Swamp being ye Same Bredth on ye West 
side Rainging with ye said frosts Line Including 2 acres more or 
Less 

3'^ Then Laid unto William frost a Tract of Land on ye South 
west side of ye Way To huntington ye first bounder a red oak tree 
Markt about Two rod South of ye run and from thence he is To 
rainge by ye highway to Moses ffurmans Lands 40: rod To a 
Chestnut Tree Markt and from thence alongst ye hill westwardly 
40: rod to A small Sapling Markt and from, thence Northwerdly 



Book A 261 

40: rod to a Whiteoak tree Markt near ye Swamp Side and from 
thence 40: rod to ye first bounder Including within ye Said 
Bounds Ten Acres of Land more or Less 

4'y Laid out unto William frost a Tract of Land on ye South 
Side of Richard Harcutt field beginning at ye Sd Harcutt South- 
east Bounder and rainging from thence by ye highway South- 
wardly Sixty four Rod and from ye first bounder by ye Sd 
Harcutts Line Westwardly or as ye Land was formerly Laid 
out Thirty Eight rods and thence South 64 rod and thence 38 
:rod to ye first Line Including within ye Sd Bounds 15 Acre 
more or Less 

5'y Laid out unto Isaac Doughty a Tract of Land on ye West 
Side of ye Way to ye farmes beginning at a Great Chestnut tree 
upon ye hill near ye path and from thence rainging by ye Said 
Highway To a black oak Tree Markt Near ye place Called ye 
old Cart and from thence Under ye Hills Westwardly 72: rod to 
A Small white oak Tree Markt and from thence rainging up ye 
hill Northwardly Thirty Nine rod to A white oake tree Markt 
and from thence he is to rainge upon A Straight Line 72: rod 
to ye Chestnut tree first bounder Including within ye Said Bounds 
Eighteen Acres More or Less 

{p. 200 Old ^)— March the 13*^ 1682/3 

Then Layd out unto Thomas weeks A trackt of land on ye south 
side of ye waye to huntington, East of ye Cove Swomp and of 
ye high waye at ye End of moses furmans land, the first bounder 
A whiteok tree marked Corner boundar of the two wayes, and 
from thence Eastwardly by huntington waye side thirty rod to A 
small saplin markt, from thenc under ye hill side forty three rod 
to A white oak tree markt and from thenc thirty rod westwardly 
to A saplin markt by ye high waye, and from thenc by ye high 
waye side 43 rod to the first bounder, Including within ye sayd 
bounds Eyght Acars of land more or less as by us layd out 

2'y Then Layd out unto Jeames weeks A trackt of land to ye 
southward of moses furmans Land and to ye westward of the 
highwaye to ye fesh pond ye first boundar A great Chestnutt 
tree south East boundar and from thenc northwardly twenty six 
rod to A white oke markt, thenc up yc hills westwardly 24 rod to 
A red Oak tre markt, from thenc southwardly 26 rod to A saplin 
markt and from thenc 30 rod to ye Chestnut tree first boundar, 
being within ye sayd bounds foure Acars more or less 

3'y Layde out unto Samuell flfurmans Children, by vertue of 
there fathers right, ten Accars of land upon the hill nere ye Could 
spring on the north side of the waye, the first boundar A black 
oke tre markt, and from thence Eastwardly by ye hill side 30 
rod to A Chestnut oak tree markt, from thenc northwardly sixty 
rod to A black Oke tree markt, and from thence westwardly 30 



262 Book A 

rod to A Chestnut tre markt ye waye side, and from thenc, By 
ye highwaye side to ye first boundar, Including within ye sayd 
Bounds ten Accars of land more or less 

further ordered that the sayd Children shall have thirty Acars 
of land belowe ye hill, as was formerly improved, by there father 
and grandfather, both desesed, and to begin in ye hollow to ye 
northward of ye beach yt buts over to huntington west neck and 
to rainge 80 rod south by ye baye side, being 30 rod at Each End, 
which includes thirty Accars 

(p. 199 Old ^)— march the 27'^ 1683. Then ordered and Layd 
out A highwaye of two rod and halfe wide betwene Edmund 
Wrights home lott at ye north End and william buttlars house 
plott and hold ye same breadth up the hollow into ye Comans 
Betwene there lands for Ever 

further ordered that the highwaye formerly ordered, from ye 
maine highwaye, Against samuell Andrases home lott downe to 
ye head of ye dock or watter side by mathyas harvyes house being 
nott Explained how wide itt should, be this daye ordered that 
from the southwardmost bounds of nathanell Coles house plott 
formerly granted shall be two rod and three futt wide, all the 
waye in the narowest plase to ye northwest Corner of mathyas 
harvys Eastwardmost orchard, and then from thenc to the watter 
side by mathias harvyes house, and betwene his medow and or- 
chard downe to ye poynt, the highwaye to Continew for Ever as 
now itt tis and formerly ordered to be 

At A ttowne metting helld oyster Baye the 26^1^ of march 1683 
Then granted to Thomas weeks leave to take up foure accars 
of Land at the south End of his home lott or nere Adioyneing 
to be layd out by the Survayeors, for the preserving of high- 
wayes, it being in full Consideration of his proportion of land 
to be taken up by the townes former ordar 

2'y fifurther ordered and Agreed upon by A younanymous 
votte of the towne, that all the Comman lands lying southward 
of the towne, from ye head of the runs at ye East End of ye 
towne. By Tho : youngs lands layd, out shall from thence to ye 
south East Cornar of Richard harcutts felld, and from ye south- 
west Cornar of ye sayd felld to ye head of ye mill rever streme or 
lands layd out to John weeks and from thence by ye high waye 
down ye hollow and mill streme, downe to the towne shall be to 
the towne A perpetuall Coman for graseing and not to be layd 
out. Any part or parsell thereof to Any parson or parsons what- 
somever at Any time after ye date hereof for Ever without ye 
free vote of Every free holdar of ye towne, two house lotts south 
side of ye highwaye by Tho : youngs lott reserved to be given 
out as the towne shall Cee Cause 

3'y granted and given to daniell harcut at ye same metting ten 



Book A 263 

Accars of land in the Comans whare to be layd out and one Acar 
of ye Cove swomp if Can be alowed 

4'y ffurther granted and given at ye same metting unto John 
Apellgatte A house lott of three Accars, which lott was formerly 
layd out unto John frost south side of ye highwaye to huntington, 
and allso ten Accars of land in ye comans to be layd out, and one 
Acar of ye Cove swomp if can be Alowed, with fre privilidge 
for graseing and timbar in the towne Comans, he makeing im- 
provement upon ye syd house lott by building, or fencing it in 
with in A twelve month and A daye after ye date hereof, and 
not to make sale of ye sayd previlidges, within three yeares, 
otherwise to be forfit to the towne Againe 

{p. 198 Old A) — 5'y att The same meting granted and given 
unto daniell weeks six Accars of land in the Commans whare to 
be layd out, and one Accar of ye Cove swomp if Can be Alowed 
6y further granted and given at ye same metting unto Thomas 
furman A house lott of three Accars, Joyneing to John Apell- 
gates home lott, and allso ten Acars of land in the Comans whare 
to be layd out, and one Acar of ye Cove swomp if Can be alowed, 
after deviding, with previlidge of graseing and timbar, within ye 
towne Comans, for his one use, he makeing improvment upon ye 
sayd home lott, by building or fencing it in, with A twelve month 
and A daye, and not to make sale of ye lott and previlidges 
granted within three years After the date hereof other wayes to 
be forfitt to the towne Againe 

7'y ffurther granted and given unto Samuell dickinson A home 
lott of three Acars and ten Accars of land in the Comans whare 
to be layd out, with prevididge of timbar and grasseing in ye 
towne Comans, upon the same Conditions and under ye same for- 
fyture if he makes not improvement thereon Acording to Tho: 
furmans grant Above sayde 

8'y further granted and given unto Thomas miliar A house 
lott of thre Acars and ten Accars off land in ye Comans whare 
to be layd out, with privilidge of timbar and graseing upon ye 
towne Comans, upon the same Conditions and under ye same for- 
fyture. If he makes not Inprovement thereon a Cording to 
Thomas furmans grant Abovesayde 

9'y ffurther granted and given unto william Croker A home 
lott of three Acars, and allso liberty to take up ten Accars of land 
in ye Comans whare to be layd out, with previlidge of graseing 
and timbar upon ye towne Comans upon the Same Conditions and 
undar ye same forfyture. If he makes not Improvment thereon, 
Acording to Tho: ffurmans grant Abovesayd 

lO'y Then granted and given franses weeks A peece of land 
in ye highwaye over Against his orchard nere Adioyneing to simon 



264 Book A 

Coopers fence, it being 28 futt one waye and thirty futt ye other 
waye, which land is given him to build A dweling house upon 

ll^y Then granted and given unto John Townsend Sen: at 
lewsum twenty Accars of land, lying on the East side of the high- 
waye to the farmes and south side of the swomp nere ye woulf- 
pitt or Job Wrights well soe Called, ye sayd land liing and being 
betwene ye line of devition betwene ye towne and Robart Wil- 
liams, and the highwaye to ye farmes, provided there be 20 Acars 
there to be found, If not, he is to be Contented with what there 
is, reserving suffitiant highwayes which is to lefft to ye discretion 
of ye survayeors 

(p. 197 Old A)—A^r\\\ ye 14'^ 1683 Then Layde out unto sam- 
uell furman A peace of land, on ye East side of ye Cart waye to 
ye plaines, and Joyneing to his fathers hollow on ye north side, 
being 30 rod wide next unto ye hollow, and from ye hollow 
northward sixty six rod long, and at ye north End 36 rod wide 
Including within ye sayd bounds thirtene Accars and halfe of land 
more or less as Layd out by us 

2'>' ye same daye then layd out unto william Croker Thomas 
miliar and samuell dickinson, A track of land, nere unto ye place 
Comanly Calle suckscokes wigwom, it being and liing nere About 
A quarter of A mile to ye South East thereof, or thereabouts, 
beginning at A black oak tree markt by ye side of A hill, and 
from thenc nere East 72 rod to A white oake tree markt, and 
from thenc north to A nother black oak tre markt, ninety rod 
and from thenc west or there abouts to ye first boundar. Includ- 
ing within ye sayd bounds forty Accars more or less as layd out 
by us, and being in full Consideration of there house lots and ten 
Accars A peece as granted to them by ye towne 

3'y ye same daye then layd out unto Jeames Townsend three 
Acars of land on ye west side of ye mill river right over Against 
his other land on ye south side of ye high waye and he to take 
it up as it maye best sute his Convenyancy Joyneing to ye swomp 
leaveing A suffitiant high waye of five rod wide betwene his 
land up ye hollow 

Aprill the 16*'^ 1683 Then Layd out unto henry Townsend 
Junior, and John Townsend his Brother, of ye mill soe termed, 
A peece or slipe of land Joyneing to ye three runs soe Called on 
ye west side, beginning at ye tre, Abraham Alings north west 
bounder and from thence, by the hill side northwardly to A smale 
white oke markt by ye hill side standing in ye rang or line of 
devition betwene ye sayd Johns lands, and Jeames blevings land, 
takeing in all ye slipe of land down to ye sayd swomp or three 
runs for three Accars more or less and Johns lands inclosed 

Att A towne metting ye second of Aprill 1683 John weeks 
Chosen Constable for ye Insewing yeare new overseares Adam 



Book A 265 

wright & Edmund wright ye old overseares yt stands, Nathanell 
Coles, Joseph Ludlam 

{p. 196 Old A) — Whareas oure ffather and mother nicolas 
wright, and Ann wright deseased and lefftt A Considerable Eas- 
teat Amongst us there Children under written, and ffor A tru 
settelment of ye sayd Easteat and prevention of further Contests 
or trebles that maye Arize thereby, wee doe Joyntly and unany- 
mously Agree, and frely Condesend tto Each other, yt our fathers 
will for the devition and stateing of his lands upon his Soons 
Acording to his will, shall stand good to them and there hayres 
for Ever and in as much as there was noe sartaine order in ye 
sayd will or at ye death of oure mother, for ye devition of ye 
moveable Easteat as leftt by oure deaseseed father and mother, 
wee doe unanymously Agree, yt all the sayd moveable Easteat, 
shall be for the sisters portions, tto be devided as theye shall Cee 
Cause to order or Agree, Exsepting onely all the neat Cattell, 
one great cittcll, and all ye Iron work belonging, to ye Cart and 
plow, and oure deseased fathers Cloths to be devided Amongst 
his three soons and in Consideration by Agrement yt oure Brother 
Caleb wright is to have all the neat Cattell as Abovesayde, Ex- 
septing onely two heft'ers, one in the posestion of John and the 
other in ye posestion off Edmund, for which theye with there 
Brother Caleb are Equaly to paye all there deseased fathers and 
mothers depts, and Aquitt and discharge there sisters from Any 
troble or demand yt maye Acru thereby and there hayres for Ever, 
and Caleb wright doth, iniage in Consideration of ye Cattell as 
Above menshoned to pay to his foure sisters there husbands or 
there ordar ten pounds in Currant marchants paye Acording to 
pork at three penc ye pound, at or before ye first daye of novem- 
bar next Insewing the date under written, and the moveables yt 
are to be devided Amongst oure sisters, for there portions is All 
ye swine, hors flesh, brass, putter, tinn. Iron, woden, ware, wolen 
linnen silvar gold Earthen ware, or what Elce belongs to ye sayd 
Easteat whatsoever, onely what Is Above Exsepted and to ye 
tru performance of this oure Agreement, wee have Enterchanga- 
bly subscribed oure hand to Each other in oyster Baye June ye 4''' 
1683 

Signed and delevered to Each other Caleb X wright 

as there Act and deede in presance his mark 

of us Richard harcutt. Constable John Wright 

Tho: Townsend Recorder Edmund (E) wright 

John weeks :oversere his mark 

Josias X Latting 

his mark 
Nathanell Colles 
Robartt Colles 



266 Book A 

(p. 195 Old A) — June the tenth 1683 Lands Layd out upon ye 
neck nere Beaver swomp 

ffirst A high waye, is lefft and ordered, By us of foure rod 
wide to bee lefft betwene the ten Accar lott formerly layd out 
unto Anthony wright and the lands layd out unto samuell Andras 
(Andrezvs) which highwaye is to run A Crosse ye Bevor swomp 
at ye head of the medowes 

2'y A highwaye, is By us lefftt and ordered, downe that hol- 
low, whare the Cartt waye now is to the head or neck of medow 
belonging unto Caleb wright and his Brother Edmund, of six 
rod wide in ye narowest place 

3'y the Bounds of Anthony wrights sayd ten Acars, being not 
to be found we have run it over and lef tt it to be forty rod square, 
Joyneing to Abovesayd highwaye, on ye south side, and swomp 
Edge at ye west End, and ye old Cartt waye at ye East End, and 
the lands layde out to gideon wright on ye north side, as fol- 
loweth, 

4'y Layde out unto gideon wright, A sartaine track of land 
on the north side of ye sayd Anthony wrights ten Accar lott 
Abovesayde, ye first bounder A black oake tre markt Anthony 
wrights north East bounder, and from thence he is to rainge 
north and be East or there Abouts forty two rod, to A red oke 
tree markt by ye highwaye hollow. Above menshoned, and from 
the sayd red oak he is to range westwardly by ye hollow, and 
highwaye, to A great whit oak markt by ye Cart waye side nere 
the head of the Abovesayde Calebs and Edmunds, medow, and 
from the sayd white oake he is to range by the medows south- 
ward unto ye Abovesayd Anthony wrights land, 

Including within these sayd bounds all the upland and swomps, 
downe to ye medowes for sixtene Accars more or less, alwayes, 
it tis to be understood that If the sayd giden wright or Any parson 
doth fence in this sayd track of land, that then he or theye, are 
to make and leave & suffitiant gatte or paire of bars for the use 
of all such parsons that have medows next Adioyneing to his 
land on both sides of ye river : to bring out there haye, and to 
leave or give liberty for A Cart waye through his land at the 
north west Corner, for the bringing out there sayd haye, without 
Contridicktion, and all those that makes use thereof are inioyned, 
to shut ye gate or bares After them, soe that he or they be noe 
wayes damnyfyed 

S'y memorandum this daye Entred ten Accars of land more, 
formerly layd out unto gideon wright by henry townsend and 
nickolas wright, being forty rods square, lying betwene ye old 
planting feld and the lands thatt he and Caleb wright, John wright 
and Edmund wright doth now improve 

6'y this daye Entreed, and recorded unto gideon wright ten 
Accars of land more which was fonnerly layd out and improved. 



Book A 267 

it lyings upon the mill river neck soe Called, and Joynes on the 
East side of the lands formerly layd out unto franses weeks, and 
lying on the north side of sagomore hill 

(p. 194 Old /i)— June the tenth 1683 

Then layde out unto Jeames Townsend, foure Accars of land, 
Joyneing to the South End of his nine Acar lott, upon the west 
side of the mill river neck and ye sayd foure Acars is bounded 
at ye South End, by ye hollow and high waye that buts downe 
to Caleb and Edmund wrights medowes, and bounded at ye south 
west Cornar, with A black oke tree nere A great rock, and he is 
to leave out the springs on ye west side of ye sayd foure Acres 
to ye Coman, and when he fences in his land, to leave, and main- 
taine A paire of bars or gate, and A Cartt waye through his land, 
for all such parsons that have medowes, next Adioyneing to his 
land, to bring out there haye provided all such parsons yt makes 
use thereof for bringing out there haye, makes fast ye bars or 
gate after them, soe that he or theye that shall improve ye land 
be not noewayes damnyfyed 

A towne metting held oyster baye Sep' ye 29*** 1683 by order 
of A warrant, from the high shiriff, for the Chowseing of foure 
men, of the towne to meete at Jemeca on mundaye ye first of 
ocktobar with ye rest of ye Committyes of ye riding to chouse 
two fitt parsons, to be representetives for ye riding, have in order 
to ye warrant made Choyce of John Townsend : S"" Robart Colles 
John underbill and Tho : Townsend to repaire to Jemecoe as the 
free choyce of ye towne and to Ackt Acording to warant {This is 
the beginning of the General Assembly. See p. 246, et seq.) 

ocktober ye 29"^ 1683, Then suskaneman and werah ordered 
me Thomas Townsend recorder of ye towne, to Enter an Agre- 
ment. Agreed upon ans Confirmed, betwene them and there sis- 
ters, Consarning ye propriaty, of ye lands upon matenecok, After 
there desease, for ye security and saffety of those people or par- 
sons yt shall Ce Cauese to make purchase of them, first it is 
Agreed yt suskaneman and werah hath full power during there 
lives to make sale of Any lands upon matenecok as theye shall 
Cee Cause, and secondly after there desease, all such land upon 
matenecok unsould. Is Equaly to be devided betwne suscanemans 
Eldest soon knowne by ye name of surrukunga, and his Eldest 
sisters soon knowne by ye name of georgacuran Chepouses Eldest 
soon, and these two to be ye tru hayres after there desease of all 
ye lands upon matenecok unsould to ye Inglish, as witnes there 
hands 

(p. 193 Old //)— oyster Baye the 26t'' 9'"° 1683 
Then Reseved ffull satisfaction of John Townsend senior at 
the farmes being the Ballance of all Acoumpts from the begin- 
ing of the world to the daye betwene us Above menshoned ^ me 
ttestes Tho : Townsend Recorder georg dennes 



268 Book A 

Att Towne metting oyster Baye desembar ye 29'^ 1683 Leff- 
tenant Robart Colles, John Townsend: sen'' Jo'^ underbill ware 
Chosen presenters and Asesors and Comishonars for ye towne, 
By mayior voat of ye freholders Acording to warant from ye 
Comishonars, to take ye towne Lists and levy ye towne rates 
Acordingly Entred ^ order of the towne ^ me 

Tho : Townsend Recorder 

ffurther votted and ordered at ye same metting, that all those 
of the Inhabytants, that keepes Any tame geese or other sortt 
of geese within ye towne or towne bounds, after ye 29"^ daye of 
Jenewary Insewing Any such geese, soe found are forfitt to Any 
parson yt shall kill them, and take them up without any trespas 
to ye ownar, of them or Breach of law Any wayes to ye Contrary 
notwithstanding 

oyster Baye the second of ye 10*'' month (December) 1683 
We under written have Joyntly Agreed and acknowlidged 
hereby to be Legally maryed to gether by ye Justis, as man and 
wiffe and doe promise to Live together Acordingly untill death 
shal make A seperation wittnes oure hands in presance of 
Tho : Townsend henry X Bell 

Samuell Andrews his mark 

Nathanell Colles Jane X his wiuffe 

Richard harcutt her mark 

oyster Baye Jenewary ye 9*'* 1683 

Caleb wright is Apoynted and Entred ordenary keeper for the 
towne, and all parsons are required to take nottis of ye same, 
and forbare taping Any sort of drink by rattalle but as ye law 
dereckts as theye will Answare ye Contrary. 

further Caleb wright and Josias Latting are Apoynted Coleck- 
tors by ye Comishonars, for this towne of oyster baye, this year 
1683 

(p. 192 Old A) — A towne metting oyster baye Jenewary ye 
31th 1683 

tthen voated, by ye majior voat of ye towne, that nathanell 
Colles Is Legally Chosen, tresuar for ye towne of oyster baye, 
ffor this presant yeare, and to ackt Acording to ye rulles in ye 
law proscribed, for ye Reseaving, ye townes monyes, and paye- 
ing it out, to Answare ye townes debts whare due, by order of 
ye townes Comishonars and ye overplush to keepe, in his Cus- 
tody for ye townes youse untill further order upon ye penality 
in ye lawes proscribed 

2'y at ye same metting, natthanell Colles, and Tho : Townsend, 
are Chosen, by free voat, of ye Inhabytants, and Apoynted, to 
repaire to Jemeca, on frydaye, insewing being ye first daye of 
febrewary insewing then and there, to meette, with ye rest of ye 



Book A 269 

deputyes of ye respecktive townes of ye Countye, for ye Choyce 
of one man of ye County, for A County tresuar, Acording to, ye 
Ackt of Asembly. 

I Nickolas simkins of muschedacove doe hereby one and ac- 
knowlidg to have Reseaved of Richard Cirby ye full sum of ten 
pounds marchants payee, being ye sayd Richards full proportion 
of payement for his lands bought of us ye five proprietors of 
muschedacove which lands is now Called by ye name of litell- 
worth, I saye reseved by me as wittnes my hand oyster baye 
Jenewary ye Zl^^ 1683 
ttestes Tho: Townsend nickolas simkins 

This Instrament of writting wittneseth. An Agrement, and on 
Exchange of land Exchanged & Confirmed, to Each other betwene 
us under written. Viz : as followeth which is to be under stood, 
yt I Josias latting of matenecok, doe hereby Asigne and make 
over unto John Rogers of oyster baye his hayres or Asignes for 
Ever, as his or there one proper right and intrestt. All that three 
Accars of land formerly layd out unto beniamin hubbard, de- 
seased, as it is and stands recorded in this book of records of 
oyster baye, in page 263 : it lying & being upon ye hill, nere ye 
reare of Thomas Townsends home lott, In Consideration whareof 
I John Rogers Above menshoned, doe hereby Asigne & make over 
unto ye Abovesayd Josias Latting his hayres or Asignes for Ever, 
three Accars of wood land upon ye towne Commons, to be taken 
upon my right & previlidge, of Coman rights, at Any time when 
ye sayd Josias latting his hayres or Asignes, shall Cee most Con- 
venyant, and allso iniage to paye or Cause to be payd as sone as 
I Can procuar it, ten shillings in sillvar mony, to ye sayd Josias 
or order, being upon ye proper Acount of ye Exchang of ye lands 
Abovesayde, to ye Confirmation whareof to Each other, we have 
hereunto. Enterchangeably subscribed our hands in oyster baye, 
this iQ**' daye of febrewary 1683/4 

Signed and owned before me Josias X Latting 

Tho : Townsend his mark 

John (R) Rogers 
his mark 

(/). 191 Old A) — Jemeco the first of flFebrewary 1683 
wee under written being meett together by order of Every 
towne in qeenes County for ye Choyce of A treasuar & Acord- 
ingly have poseded & have made choyce of John Bowne of fflish- 
ing, & in perseuance to ye spedy gathereing of ye monys for ye 
Defrayeing ye Countyes Charges, doe Alowe three farthings upon 
ye pound to be gathered Acording to warrant alredy Isued forth 
by ye Justises, for this presant yeare, & yt Every towne within 
Sayd County make Choyce of two of ye most flitting parsons of 
ye naybourhood to Exsamine into ye rates gathered, and all 



270 Book A 

Charges Arizeing in ye County and theye to meete together at 
sum Convenyant time and place as theye shall Apoynt, before ye 
20^*^ daye of march next Insewing, & whatt Charges Arizeing 
being alowed by them, being two men out of Every towne in ye 
County there sertifycates or ye mageior part of them signed to ye 
County treasuer, shall be Alowed and payd to Every parson 
whare it Is due, & yt for ye preseeding yeare, noe rate to be 
Levied upon ye County untill ye Charges be first Alowed, by ye 
parsons, Apoynted by Every Towne of ye County, signed by us 
this for ye towne Tho : Townsend 

of oyster baye John Jackson 

A tru Coppy Entred of Tho : Stevenson 

ye origonall order ^ me John seaman 

Tho : Townsend John Carpenter 

Recorder nathanell Colles 

daniell whithead 
John Bowne 

Att A towne meetting oyster Baye ye 9*'' of febrewary 1683 
Tho : Townsend And nathanell Colles, ware Chosen, by ye maigior 
voat of ye freholders, Acording to ye last order of the deputyes, 
meett together, at Jemeco the first daye of febrewary, Instant, 
and Acordingly theye are to meete with ye rest of ye deputyes 
of ye nayghbouring townes for the auditting, and ordering the 
Counties, Assesment, Acording to ye sayd order for and in ye 
behalfe of ye towne, Entred ^ order, ^ me 

Tho : Townsend Recorder 

{p. 190 Neiv ^)— Oysterbay Apriell ye 12'^ 1684 

Then Agreed by ye owners and proprietors of Hog Island that 
for ten Yeares Ensuing from ye Date hereof that ye fence A cross 
ye Island by Tho: Townsends Land Shall be Sufficiently repared 
and ye Southward part or old fields Shall be for a Sheep pasture 
and no other Creatures to be Turnd thereon by any person Upon 
ye forfiture of such Creatures So Turned there to be forfit to ye 
Sheapeard and ye north part of ye Said Island Without ye fence 
to be for planting or Sewing as ye owners or proprietors thereof 
Shall See cause but if ye Major part of ye proprietors ye Next 
Ensuing year or hereafter Shall See cause to make a pasture 
of ye whole Island it is agreed and Shall be at there Liberty 
witness our hands 
Menry Townsend Senj"" one Tho : Townsend one Shear 

Shear Mathias harvy : Nathaniel 

John Underbill one Shear and Coles 

half & Robert Coles three Shear 

John Wright one Shear Richard Harcutt one Shear & 

Josias Latting one Shear and half 

half John Townsend J" one Shear 



Book A 271 

Frances Weekes one Henry Townsend Ju"" half a 

John Townsend for his mother Shear 

one Benjamin Birchall one 
Alice Crabb one Shear 

To ye Right Honered Governer: We ye Inhabitance of Oyster- 
bay haveing Receved an order of Concell Dated March ye 31^*^: 
Last past ordering us to Send in our patent and Indian Deeds 
before ye Governer and Councell ye ZS'"^ of this Instant Apriel 
In Obediance thereunto have Made Chojce of Henry Townsend 
Senj"" and Justice Th° Townsend To repair to your Honour ac- 
cordingly with our patent and Deed Intrusting them there with 
In behalf of ye Town to Answer Your Honours requireing not 
Doubting but Your honner may by them be rightly informed our 
Settlement and ye Leguall Obtaining of our patent and Return 
them In ye Same Equipage by our Agents again without altera- 
tion ^ order of ye Town John Newman Clark 

Dated Apriel ye 19: 1684 

{See Musketo Cove records for memorandum of the expense of 
sending these deeds; also Court of Assise records, both in appen- 
dix; also see p. 33-5 regarding this matter, and p. 307 for Patent.) 

November ye 17"^ 1684 George Townsend and Mary Haux- 
hurst were Joynd In Marriage by me Tho : Townsend 

Justice of the peace 

(/>. 1S9 New A) — We under written haveing Several Dififerances 
depending between us as to ye bounds of our Lands and Tress- 
passes arising by reason of ye not Right Knoledge or Misunder- 
standing of Each other as to ye bounds and Limits thereof upon 
Consideration whereof we have Joyntly made Choice of Th° 
Townsend and James Cock to meet at ye place of Difference be- 
tween us at Some time as they Shall appoynt who are by our 
free Consents hereby Impowered to rainge our Lands of Differ- 
ence and Stake ye Same for ye Just bounds and Limits between 
us of our Lands for ever and he of us that Shall not Stand to 
agree and abide by ye Division or determination of our aboveSd 
Two Men Shall forfit to ye other of us Twenty pounds Current 
money to be paid upon demand to which we Oblige our Selves 
our heires Executors adminisf^ and assigns to preforme Stand 
by and abide as Witness our hands oysterbay ye 7''^ of may 1684 
Signed in presence of us William frost 

Nathaniel Coles Samuell Tyller 

E.dmund X w right 
his mark 

We underwritten being Chosen by William frost and Samuel 
Tiller both of Matinecock within ye Township of Oysterbay to 



272 Book A 

Arbitrate all Difference between them as to ye bounds of their 
Lands and Trespases as by their Sd bond may appear Dated 
oysterbay ye: 7^^ of this Instant May 1684 In pursuance there- 
unto we have attended this Day according to ye Date under writ- 
ten and haveing Viewed their Difference as to their bounds and 
ye occasion of ye Tresspass arising thereby as being Shewed and 
Declared by Some of ye Neighbourhood being presant and our 
own Knowledge therein Being present there formerly upon a dif- 
ference Depending Between ye Sd frost and John Coles Deceased 
as to their Bounds In order whereunto by these presents we De- 
clare and order that ye Line of Division of william frost Lot 
bought of william Simpson and Samuel Tillers three acre Lot 
Lying or Raingeing upon ye North end of it Shall begin their 
Rainge from ye Northwest Corner or bounds of William hudsons 
Lot Sold unto Aron furman and So upon a due East Line accord- 
ing to ye Survey of ye Sworn Surveyor Robert Rider Deceased 
to ye Northwest Corner of ye Said John Coleses Land according 
to ye Sd Survey Shall be ye Just bounds of their Line of Division 
forever and finding william frost to be ye Tresspasser upon ye 
Sd Tiller do award him to pay all ye Cost and Charges Occasioned 
hereby to be paid upon demand upon ye forfiture of ye Sd Bond 
as witness our hands oyster bay ye \7^^ of may 1684 
This is to be paid In money or Equivolent 

Tho Townsend 
James X Cock 
his mark 

{p. 188 Nezv /4)— Oysterbay this 9*^ of ye 11"^° 1664 
It Is this This day Agreed upon between this town and Robert 
Williams of hempstead that ye Bounds between ye said Robert 
Williams and ye Town is by a Unaimos Conscent of Both parties 
that is to Say ye Town and Robert Williams ye Line or bounds 
Is to begin at a hole of water yt is Concluded to be head of Cold 
Spring or Oyster River and from thence on a Straight Line to- 
wards Cantiage along to ye Ridge of ye hills Next to ye plains 
So along to ye Hills unto ye Long point of Trees Called Cantiage 
or which is Robert williams his Tree as Some Call it because of 
ye Claim of ye Town by Vertue of their purchase Robert Wil- 
liams Concents to Stand it is Concluded to be ye bounds forever 
Between ye Town and Robert williams and their hairs and assigns 
as Wittness our hand John Underbill 

Robert Williams Henry Townsend 

This above Said Instruments Entered of Antony Wright 
ye agreement between ye Town and Mathias Harvy 

Robert Williams is Entered from John Townsend 

ye origional Nicolas Wright 

Compaired by me Th° Townsend f ranees (W) Weekes 

Benjamin Hubard 



Book A 273 

Oysterbay June ye 30*'' 1684 at a Town meeting then ordered 
that Every freeholder of this town or that possesses any Lands 
within this Town purchase are to attend at ye Townhouse on 
monday Next being ye 7^^ day of July Ensuing at Sun Rise at 
furthest : in ye morning In order to Run ye Line or Bounds be- 
tween ye Towns Lands and Robert williamses Lands and that 
person Interested In ye Town that Shall prove defective herein 
Shall forfit five shillings to ye Use of those that run ye Same 
according to this Order and to be Taken forthwith by destress 
by ye Constable provided yt those that Cannot go do Cut Brush 
in ye Town Where they Shall be appoynted by these persons 
appoynted for that purpose for this present Year 

{p. 187 Nezv A) — At a Town meeting June ye 30"' 1684 then 
Ordered and Voted yt for this Ensuing Year Tho : Townsend 
and John weekes are to have ye over Sight and ordering of ye 
Town affairs In reparing of ye Town highways and Cuting of 
Brush or what else needful to be don and ye Town are to attend 
accordingly upon Such days appoynted by them for ye Reparing 
Highways and ye Cutting of Brush or what else is found needfull 
for ye Town upon ye forfiture of five Shillings ^ day Each man 
that proves defective herein to ye use of ye Town to be taken 
forthwith by Distress by ye Constable 
Entered ^ order of Town ^ me Tho : Townsend Recorder 

2'y further Granted upon ye Request of John weekes of War- 
wick about ye Land Lying on ye west Side of his Twenty Acre 
Lot at ye head of ye mill river hollow yt if taking In of ye 
Hollow proves not prejudicall to ye Town for a highway after 
it is Viewed and To be Granted to any he Shall have ye first re- 
fusall of It before any other 

3'y further it is Agreed upon yt at ye next Town Meeting ye 
Request of Some persons of ye Town Shall be fully Resolved 
as to ye Division of ye out Lands to Every freeholder 

July ye 23^^ 1684 at a Town meeting ordered that Gideon 
Wright Nathaniel Coles lassc Horner and Th° Townsend are 
forth with to repare to Lusum In order to Treat with ye Widow 
Williams and her son and ye Rest Conserned with them In the 
Difference depending between ye Towne and them as to ye bounds 
and Limits of our Lands in order for a peaceable Complyance 
and Settlement and to make report thereof to ye Town at ye 
Next Town meeting 

July ye 26: 1684 at a Town meeting it was then voted and 
ordered that Every freeholder of this Town as Stands Entered 
in this book in page 240 Shall have five acres of Land laid out 
to every home Lot they Injoye and this Land to be laid out by 
ye Surveyors with all expedition to ye north ward of huntington 
Cart way and Every man to take his Lot by Lotery 



274 Book A 

2^y It is further at ye Same Meeting agreed and by ye Major 
part of ye Town voted and Concluded yt in as much as there is 
Like to be Several Contests and Troubles arising Between ye 
Town and Joseph Mayo and ye Heirs of Robert williams ye 
Town of huntington and ye Town of hempstead and finding it 
will be great Loss of time for ye Town to be Called together at 
Every occasion yt may arise thereby have thought it Most Ex- 
pediant In order thereunto to. make Chojce of four men of ye 
Neighbourhood to Act as ye Town at all times as they Shall See 
cause In prosecution and defence of ye Town To All Such dif- 
ferances yt may arise as above Sd and therefor In Order there- 
unto by Consent and ye Major Vote of ye Town have made 
Choice of our friends and Neighbours Th° Townsend Nathaneil 
Coles John weekes and Isaac homer for this Ensuing year to act 
for and In behalf of ye Town as to any Matter of Difference 
that may arise as abovesd Giving them fuull power and authority 
hereby to Take Councell Imply attorny or attornys as they Shall 
See meet or Most Convenant and also as they Shall find and 
See most Convenant for ye Good of ye Town to agree and Signe 
to any agreement Soe agreed upon by ye Major part of them 
for and In ye behalf of ye Town to stand good and be of force 
as acted by ye Town forever 

What Charges arises hereby Is to be Borne by ye Town and 
Charged accordingly 

(p. 186 Old A)— A towne metting held ye 11*^ of October 1684 
whareas Isack doutty & John williams, was Acused to ye Justis 
for takeing up & disposeing of severall hors kind, Contrary to law, 
ye sayd Isack doughty & John williams did Appeare before ye 
Towne at this sayd towne metting, & did there tender, If theye 
had done wrong to Any parson, it was through, mistake, or for 
want of right understanding of ye law, & was willing to make 
sattisfaction If Any wrong was done, to which Answare was 
made by ye towne yt there was noe man Could Acuse them, & 
desired they might be Clered from ye Charg 

This bill bindeth me Th° miliar of oyster baye on Longisland 
in ye queens County of yorkshare my hayres or Asignes to paye 
or Cause to be payd unto John frost of ye same place his hayres 
or Asignes ye full & Just sum of forty pound, thus as followeth, 
yt is to saye at four payements, ye first payement ten pound at 
or befor ye last of Jenewary, next Ensewing ye date hereof, in 
Cattell pork winter wheat summor wheat or Indion Corne, or 
mony yt is to saye winter wheat at five shillings ^ bushell, sum- 
mor wheat at foure shillings ^ bushell, Indion Corne at two 
shillings. Six pence, & beefe at 2'^ ^ lb pork at three pence ^ lb 
& what is payd in mony ye sayd frost doth alow one third part,: 
thus after this manner, yt is four shilings shall be alowed to dis- 
count six shillings, & soe after yt Alowed as to mony ye first 



Book A , 275 

payement is to be payd as is Above menshoned : ye next ten 
pounds at or before ye last of Jenewary yt is A twelve month 
after ye first payment : & soe sucksesaffly : followeth yeare after 
yeare Acording to ye time ^fixtt, in tru performance I have sett 
too my hand & seale, in ye yeare 1683/4 febrewary ye 25*'' 1683/4 
Theophilus phillips Thomas X miliar O 

John X Champion hand 

The Conditions of this bove oblygation is such yt in none per- 
formance of ye bove sums of mony at ye Experation of ye time 
perfixt : then ye sayd John frost, to Enter upon & take posestion 
of ye sayd house or land fences yt he did sell unto Th° miliar, 
without lett hinderance or molestation by him ye sayd miliar or 
Any order from him derived, as his owne goods, & due rights, 
but if ye bove oblygation be performed, then this to be voyd, & 
of none Effeckt as witnes my hand this ZS*** of febrewary 1683/4 
Theophilas phillips Thomas X miliar O 

John X Champion hand 

{End of Book A) 



BOOK B 



{This is a volume of 480 pages, 18y2 by 7]/^ inches, in fair 
condition, hut many pages frayed and worn. The Roman nu- 
merals at bottom of some pages are evidently cross references to 
documents recorded on other pages) 



{p. 0) — (This appears to be an index of matters recorded herein) 

A Deed from White to road island John Townsend 373 

A deed from Nicholias Simkins to fiforst 232 

James hadlock assigned all his right 312 

ye highway to ffrost Mill [ ]3[ ] 

A deed from Isaac horner & his wife to Darby [ ]34 

A deed from Darby to John Rogers 115 

Johns Deed to Solomon 293 : 294 

Little Worth In Deed 238 

John Townsend Deed to Solomon 294 

ye highway on Hodge Island 15 

Ludlam Sold to Whitte 334 

ye patten to Runasick 165 

ye old purchas Deed in book B 57 

West Rock Deed in page 60 

Job Wright's Survey att Jerecho [ ]9 ' 

a deed from Nicholas Simkins 

To Roabert Coles 107 

Nicholas Simkins to Ellexander flForman 295 

Mary Cooper John Underbill John Bown to whit 346 

Nathaniel Coles Deed to Matha 383 

anthoney Deed to Selvenas Wright 260 

Edward White Sold to David Underbill 338 

Edward Whitt Exchanged 20 acers of of Land 

with John ffey 180 
Job Wright To Tho: Willits upon Lattings neck 223 
Daniel Harcutt to Robert Cooper 227 

Saml : Underbill 
John Robason & John Dole Sold to miller in this book 

276 



Book B 277 

Hope Washben to Hope Williams 

ffranklen Harvey his Deed to Nathaniel Underhill 

Again in this book in page 354 

ye highway to george ffrost 130 

Richard Harcutt will 411 

Nickolas Simkins to william 178 

Robart Townsend Conveyance To his father henry 97 

John Changans {Tozvns end's) Deed 286 

ye Indians to Garvis Mudge 172 

ye Indian Deed To James Townsend for Duck Cove 308 

Musketocove Lotts 314 

Nicklolas Siminks & his Daughter to wales {Wallas) 85 

(/>. 1) — This Deed of Conveyances witnesseth to all Christ [ian 
people] whom Itt may come or any way Concerne Know [ye that] 
whereas I Joseph Ludlam Cooper now Inhabitant [in the] Town 
of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island stand [ing] 
possessed of a former Allotment of Meadow to me Laid out [on] 
Bever Swomp Meadow So called being in N.^"" 14 as Laid out 
by ye Surveyor bounded on ye North by ye 13th share and ye 
Small Crick on ye west and Springs at ye Head of Nicholas 
Wrights meadows on ye South and ye upland on ye East ; Be ye 
Said Share of Meadow in quantity more or Less for a Valuable 
Sum of money to me in hand paid before ye Signing & Sealing 
hereof I have Bargained Sould & by p''sent possession delivered 
the above Share of Meadow as Laid out & Bounded unto Joseph 
Dickinson of ye abovesd Town & County to him ye Sd Joseph 
his Heires Exe" Administraf^^ or assignes to have & to hold 
occupie possess enj[oy] as his or their own ^per right title & 
Interest from me my Heires Executors administrators or assignes 
forever as firmly [to] all Intents Constructions or purposes as 
might be written or worded according to Law to ye Confirmation 
of this my deed as above written I have set too my hand & Scale 
in Oysterbay this eighth day of October 1685 
Signed Sealed & did Joseph Ludlam 

in the p''sence of us 
Tho: Townsend: George townsend plu cxcvi 

Be it known by these p''sents that I Suskaneman Alias Runa- 
suck an Indian for & in Consideration of full Satisfaction already 
received before ye writing hereof have Given Granted bargained 
Sould & Confirmed and by these p''sents I the Sd Indian doe give 
Grant Bargaine Sell Confirme unto Nathan Burdsall of Matena- 
cock w"Mn the Bounds of ye Patten of Oysterbay on Long Island 
in ye Colony of New York a peece of Land Lying & being in 
ye west Side of ye Swomp called Racoone Swomp w^'in ye 
Bounds of Oysterbay aforsd bounded w'*^ ye Comon on ye East 
and w*^ ye Land of ye Said Nathan Burdsall on ye west & North 



278 Book B 

being by estimation Twelve Acres or thereabouts be it moure or 
Less w"^ all my right title & Interest of & in ye Said peece of 
Land w'^'^ I have or w*^'' any of my Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes have or hereafter may have of or in the p^'mises To 
have & to hold unto him ye Said Nathan Burdsall his Heires 
Executors Administraf^ or Assignes all & Singular ye p^'mises 
w*'' all ^fits & comoditys thereto belonging or ap^taining for- 
ever And ye Said Suskaneman have put ye Said Nathan Burdsall 
into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of and in the p''mises And 
it Shall & may be Lawfull for him the Sd Nathan Burdsall his 
Heires Executors or Assignes to have hold occupie possess & 
enjoy all & Singular ye p''mises w**' ye appurtenances notw*"^- 
standing any former Gift Grant Bargaine or Sale whatsoever 
w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of him the Said 
Suskaneman or any other person or persons Lawfully Claiming 
for by or under him by meanes or any former Grant whatsoever 
In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Scale the 
ffirst dav of March in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand Six 
hundred eighty & one 

Signed Sealed & de' the mark of X 

in p''sence of us Suskaneman alias Runasuck 

John Newman: Samuel Ketcham :lxvi: 

(p. 2) — There is a deed of Sale made by me to Joseph [Ludlam 
of] Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Colony 
of New Yorke for land at Hog Island : & the said Ludlam have 
not made payment therefore according to bargaine I therefore 
make my protest against the Sd Deeds being by me made void 
according to all Intents & purposes as ye ye Law in that case 
directs recorded October 13*'^ 1685 ^ John Newman Recorder 

this by order of Thomas Townsend 

the above writen protest I doe hereby make voyd being payd by 
Joseph Ludlam According to bill & he hath liberty to record his 
deed at his own pleasure as witnes my hand October ye 15*'^ 1685 

Tho : Townsend 
Item xxxx :vi : 

This Bill bindeth us John Dewsbury & John Rogers both In- 
habitants in Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island 
Joyntly & Severally in ye Just & full Sume of ffive pound three 
shillings & one peny halfe peny unto fifrancis Brindly Merchant 
living in Newport upon Rhoad Island in New England w'^^ Said 
[wa]s to be paid in good merchantable winter Wheat If paid in 
wheat at four Shillings ^ Bushell or five pounds in Boston Silver 
money so paid here in Oysterbay at or before ye tenth Day of 
March next Insuing ye Date underwritten to ye abovesaid fTrancis 
Brindly his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes by us our Heires Exe- 
cuf^ administrators or Assignes being in Consideration of one 



Book B 279 

Hundred pounds of Sheep wooll received, And to ye true & 
faithfull performance of this our Bill wee have Set to our hands 
in Oysterbay this ffifth Day of October: 1685 
Signed & del in Tho : Townsend John Dewsbury 

p''sence of us George Townsend his 

John (R) Rogers 
mark 

To all Christian people to whome this p^'sent writing Shall 
come or in any wise ap^taine, Be it known that I Richard Har- 
cott of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island in ye 
Colony of New York for divers good Causes & Considerations 
me thereunto moving have Given granted made over & Confirmed 
& by these p^'sents I ye Sd Richard Harcott doe fifreely Give 
Grant make over & Confirme unto my Son in Law Thomas 
Youngs of ye Same place all yt peece of Land lying & being at 
ye west end of my pasture or Swomp before my Dwelling house 
being formerly a "^i thereof that is to Say that whereas the now 
Dwelling house of ye Sd Thomas Standeth w"* Outhouses and 
Orchards meaning all that ye Sd Thomas hath now with fences 
and in his possession k Enjoym* at ye writing hereof w"^ all 
Issues ^fits therefrom arising together w''^ all my right title & 
Interest Claime or demand whatsoever w'^'' I now have or that 
my Heires Execuf* administraf^^ or assignes may hereafter 
have by meanes of any deed or grant to me formerly made, To 
have and to hold unto him ye Sd Thomas Youngs his Heires 
Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes all & Sin[gular] the p''mises 
forever And ye Said Richard doth further dec[lare] that ye Sd 
Thomas is already in a Lawfull & peaceable possession of the 
Same and that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Thomas 
Youngs his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes quietly & peaceably to 
occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p^^mises w^'^out ye Law- 
full Lett hindrance or Interruption of him ye Sd Richard Har- 
cott his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes or any other person or per- 
sons Lawfully Claiming for by or under any of them by meanes 
of any former Gift, Grant Bargaine or Sale whatsoever and that 
this my deed Shall Stand good & efifectuall according to ye true 
Intent & Meaning hereof In Witnes whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seale the fifourth day of August in the yeare of our 
Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty & ffive 
Signed Sealed & del 

in ye p^^sence of us Richard Harc[ott] O 

after ye Interlyning of ye word the marke of 

Heires Miriam (M) Harco[tt] O 

in ye nineth Lyne 
& after ye writing of 
this postscrypt 



280 



Book B 



John Newman 

the marke of 

Susanna (S) ffurman Itt is to be understood that whereas the 

Town gave to ye Said Thomas a small 
peece of Land for an addition to ye 
above mentioned w'^'^ is not meant to 
be included in this Deed 

Item, ciij 

Reed this 20'^ day of March: 1685/6: Then Reed of John 
Dewsbury Twenty five Bushels three pecs of Marchantable Win- 
ter Wheat due to ffrancis Brindly Merchant of Rhoad Island as 
may apear by a Bill upon ye Town Records : 
I say Reed by me John (R) Rogers 

Testes Natha Coles Item ccix 

{p. 3) — This Instrument of writing witnesseth unto All Christian 
pe[ople] to whome It may Come or Anywayes Consarne Know 
yee yt I under writen Suscaneman Allis Runasuck an Indion & 
Cheefe propriator of All ye Lands unsould upon matenecok sit- 
tuate Lying & being within ye pattent & township of oyster bay 
in queens County upon Longisland as hath bene Acknowlidged 
under severall sachoms hands & Scales as may Appeare by vertue 
whereof & for ye full sum of twenty pounds in sillver mony or 
goods Equevelent to mony prize to be payed to me or my order, 
as by bill maye Apeare I have Bargained Sould & by presant po- 
sestion delevered unto beniam[in] Birchall & Steven Birchall, 
both of matenecok, Abovesayd one hundred Accors of wood Land 
upon matenecok, Lying nere to ye head of ye bever Swomp Soe 
Called, on ye west side being bounded as followeth viz beginning 
at A black oak tree markt by ye path side to littell worth so Called, 
& from ye sayd tree East one hundred rod to A white oake tree 
markt & from ye sayd tree north one hundred & sixty rods to 
a great Black oake tree markt, from thence west one hundred rod 
to a white oake tre markt in ye hollow betwene them & Jeames 
Coks Lands, & from ye sayd markt tree south one hundred & 
Sixty rod to ye first Bounder Including within ye sayd bounds 
as Layd out & bounded by nathanell Coles & Tho : Townsend by 
me Chosen to survaye all my Lands, one hundred Accors more 
or Less as Abovesayd bounded, I doe hereby one & Acknowlidge, 
to have bargained Sould & by presant posestion delevered, withall 
ye timber graseing & All other profitts & previlidges upon ye sayd 
land unto ye Abovesayd benamin Burdsall & Steven Burdsall 
there hayres Executors Administrators or Assignes for Ever, To 
have & to hold occopy posess & Inioye as there one proper rights 
titell & Intrest without further Lett hinderance or molestation 
from me my hayres Executors Adminis[trators] or Asignes or 
Any other parson or parsons Eyther Christions or Indians Laye- 



Book B 281 

ing Claimc thereunto by Any pretence of right to Any part or par- 
sell thereof by hayreship grant purchase or otherwise for Ever 
Iniageing my selfe hay res k sucksesors to uphold make good & 
maintaine ye sayd beniamin & Steven there hayres & sucksesors 
in there peasable Improvement and Inioyement of ye premises 
as witnes my hand & seale in oyster bay this 20"^ daye of feb- 
rewary 1684/5 

Signed Sealed & delevered Suscaneman X Alis O 

In presence of us runasuk his mark & Seale 

Tho: Townsend 
Isack Doughty 

{p. 4) — This Instrument of vi^riting declareth unto All vi^home 
Itt maye Consarne yt I mathyes Harveye of fleshing have Bar- 
gained Sould & delevered unto Isack homer of oyster Baye my 
whole Right & Intrest of those parsells of Lands, with houseing 
& orchards here menshoned w**^ all previlidges & proffits to them 
belonging, my houseing & Lands Joyneing to Itt with ye orchard, 
an other orchard being two Accors more or less with A parsell 
of Bogey Land Joyneing to it A halfe Share of medow before ye 
house, on ye north East, with A pece of upland twelve or thir- 
tene Accors of upland to be taken up in ye Coman, with my In- 
trest of Comanage in oyster bay A quarter of A Share of medowe 
at ye south, with A Lot of Land in unkawaye neck, being five 
Accors more or Less, A Share of Land at hogisland, which is 
four Lots of upland, & A Share of medoe, thre of them being 
bounded with A highw^aye on ye East, A high waye on ye west, 
a Lott which was formerly Robart Coles on ye north, & ye Calves 
paster on ye south, an other Lott about ye midell of ye Calves 
paster, with A Share of medoe which \vas formerly mark meges 
Lying & being on ye north Side of ye great medoe on hogisland, 
these Above sayd parsells of Lands Lying & being within the 
Township of oyster baye I doe owne to have sould from me my 
heyres or Asignes for Ever, unto the Above sayd Isack horner 
to him his Hayres & Asignes for Ever, to have & to hold & 
Quyatly to Inioye & posess free from Any molestation, from 
Any person or persons, from by or under me, & haveing Reseavd 
full Satisfaction to my Content I have hereunto Set my hand, 
& fixed my Seale in flushing this 2^^ of march 1684/5 
Signed Sealed & delevered Mathyas Harvye O 

I<»> presants of us 
John Bowne 
John Robinson 

Whareas I Mathyas Harvey of flushing have made sale of sar- 
taine parsells of Lands, with houseing & orchards within ye 
Township of oyster baye, unto Isack Horner of oyster Baye, I 
doe oblidge, & Iniage, myselfe to defend and maintaine ye sayd 



282 Book B 

Isack his hayres & Asignes In his quiat posestion Against Any 
person or persons Layeing Claime to Any part or parsell thereof 
& that as my reall actt doe bind my selfe hayres & Asignes to 
ye tru performance as witnes my hand & Seale at flushing this 
2'h march 1684/5 

Signed Sealed & delevered Mathyas Harvye O 

In ye presence of us 
John Bowne 
John Robinson 

(p. 5) — This Instrument of writting or deed of Convayeance wit- 
neseth unto all Christian people to whome It maye Come or Any 
wayes Consarne Know yee, yt we under written Suscaneman & 
werah Indions & propriators of all ye unsould Lands Comanly 
Called & knowne by ye name of metenecok Lying & being within 
ye pattent & Township of oyster baye in queens County upon 
Longisland In Emeryca, Have for A valuable Consideration in 
hand reseaved to ye valew of six pounds mony before ye signe- 
ing sealing & delevery hereof, sould allynatted & delevered by 
presant posestion unto Robart Colles of Musckedacove belonging 
to ye township & parish above sayde yeman, all yt medow fresh 
& saltt of oures So Called nere ye head of hemsteed harboure So 
Called on ye East Side Lying and being bounded as followeth, at 
ye north End at ye head of A Crick yt runs downe by ye Bigestt 
partt of ye Saltt medoe on ye north Side, & three trese being 
marked there by us to Stand as bounders two white oaks & A red 
oak for Ever, &: from thence southwardly upon A strayght line 
to three white oaks at ye head of An other Crick yt runs into ye 
harboure, above Sayd, with free previlidge of Any timber next 
Adioyneing upon Any of our Lands now unsould with A high 
waye most Convenyant for ye bringing of fencing stuff to secuar 
ye sayd medow, & Carting the sayd haye as ocation Shall requiar 
in ye most Convenyante place, for ye sayd Robarts use his hayres 
or Asignes, we doe hereby further manyfest & declare, yt we have 
sould & reseaved full Sattisf action of ye sayd Robart for' ye 
sayd medow & other previlydges menshoned & doe for Ever 
bind oure selves oure hayres Executors Administraf^ & Asignes 
to maintaine & make good ye propriatory & previlidge to ye prom- 
ises. Above Inserted to ye sayd Robart Colles his hayres Execu- 
tors or Asignes for Ever, To have & to hold occopy possess & 
Inioye as his or there owne proper right titell & Intrest for Ever 
further Iniageing hereby to defend & maintaine him or them in 
there quyatt & pesable Inioyement of ye premises. Against all 
Claimes or pretences by waye of gifft grant or purchase what- 
soever to ye saine, & whareas it is not Inserted ye west bounder 
It tis to be understood ye harboure menshoned as Abovesayd, is 
to be ye westt bounder for Ever, to ye Confirmation of this oure 
deed of Salle, we doe frelly subscribe oure hands & Sett to oure 



Book B 283 

Scales in muschedacove this first daye of Jully in ye yeare of oure 
Lord god 1684 and in 36*'' yeare of ye Raigne of oure soveraigne 
Lord King Charles ye second, king of England Scotland france 
& Ireland, king defendor of ye faith &c 

Signed Sealed & delevered Suscaneman X his O 

in ye presance of us mark & Seale 

Tho: Townsend Werah X his O 

Ephraim Carpenter mark & Seale 

Item cvij 

Be It Knowne by these presants yt I Robart Coles ye within 
named in this bill of Salle, doe for me my hayres Executors Ad- 
minist*: & Asignes Asigne make over & Confirme unto georg 
downing & Richard Cerby Both Inhabytants within ye bounds of 
this towne of oyster baye to them there hayres Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Asignes this within writen bill of Sale, with all 
ye previlidges profitts and Comodetyes therein menshoned for 
Ever, in as full power and Strength as ye sayd bill is made to me 
from ye Indians within written in witnes whareof I have here- 
unto Sett my hand & Seale ye 7"^ daye of march in ye yeare of 
oure Lord 1684 

Signed Sealed & Robart Colles O 

delevered in ye presance of us 
John Newman 
Job Wright 

{p. 6) — oyster Baye this 6*'' daye of march 1684/5 
By These presants under written be Itt manyfested unto all 
Christian people to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes Con- 
same know yee, that whareas of Late severall disputes hath Arisen 
Both by Inglish & Indians About ye neck or trackt of Land 
Called by ye English matenecok sittuate & being within ye pattent 
and Townshipe of oyster baye, who are the tru owners & propria- 
tors Thereof, & for the prevention of Any further disputes or 
Claim that maye hereafter Arize by Any Indion or Indions to 
ye titel Thereof, we under written ye Cheefe owners & propriators 
of ye sayde Lands, being mett together at oyster baye ye daye 
Above written, doe order & Joyntly Agree, yt all Such Lands 
upon Matenecoke, yt hath bene sould given or granted by Suscan- 
eman Alis Runasuk, or Any of ye rest of ye matenecok Indions 
to ye Inglish before ye date Above written, are hereby Confirmed 
by us under written as done by us All for Ever, without further 
question, But for ye Salle of All Such Lands upon matenecok 
Soe Called not yeet disposed of, we doe hereby Athorize & Im- 
power Suscaneman Alies Runasuk, & Samous takapowshoe soon 
and quarapin, with ye advise of Capt : Thomas Hicks & Thomas 
Townsend, to make Salle of all such Lands upon matenecoke un- 
disposed of, and ye Sayd three by us Apoynted, Bille of Salle 



284 



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Being Signed by them all three or Any two If one Should descase, 
Shall be held good from us & oure hayres for Ever, & whareas 
there is monye still to reseave for severall trackts of Lands sould 
by Suscaneman, we doe hereby Apoynt ye sayd Tho : hicks & 
Tho : Townsend to over hallc all such dcpts & bills to oure use, 
which is to be devided to Each Indian his proportion, as these 
three shall Cec Cause, & Likewise to take Care, & an Acount of 
all such monye, yt shall be Rescaved for Lands yt shall be year 
after disposed of by ye sayd three parsons to ye Inhabytants of 
oyster baye, Itt Is further Concluded & ordered by us, yt m' 
Richard Cornhill & henry Townsend senior, Shall have power 
hereby w^'' ye sayd Tho: hicks & Tho: Townsend, in ye premises 
as Abovesayd, to ye Confirmation of what Is Above written we 
have subscribed oure hands & sett to our scales in oyster baye ye 
daye Above written 



O 



Signed sealed & 


delevered 


his 


In ye presance c 


)f us. 


Takapowsha X 


John Townsend, 


sen' 


mark & scale 


John Underbill 




his 


Robart Colics 




Sehor X 


nimrod X his 




mark & scale 


mark merock Indian 


his 


pathunk X his 




Swoname X 


mark 




mark & scale 


Capt: opsven X his 


his 


mark 




we rah X 

mark & scale 
his 
pamun X 

mark & scale 
his 
mamc cscoc X 
mark & scale 
his 
quarachche X 

mark & scale 
his 
katarrome X 


clxv: 




mark & scale 



o 



o 



o 



o 



o 



o 



o 



(p. 7) — This Instrument of writting or deed of salle wittneseth 
unto All Christian people to whome Itt maye Come or Any wayes 
Consarnc know yee, that whareas we under written suscaneman 
Alis runasuk Samousc & quarapin all three Indions, being Im- 
powered by ye rest of ye Indions & Cheefe propriators of ye 
Lands Called by the English matcnecok sittuate Lying & being 
within ye pattent of oyster baye within quces County upon Long- 



Book B 285 

island by vertue whareof & for ye full sum of twelve pounds Cur- 
rant march*'^ paye, or Eyght pounds in Silvor mony, to be payd 
to us by bill as signed to us for ye payement thereof, before ye 
signeing & sealing hereof, have bargained sould & by presant 
posestion delevered unto william ffrost of matenecok A sartaine 
trackt of wood Land upon matenecok ye first bounds whareof 
beginneth & rangeth nere East & west at ye reare or south End 
of Tho : Townsends three daughters Lands by us formerly given 
as by deed maye Apeare, ye west bounder by ye line of muscheda- 
cove Lands south to Isack douttys path, & from thence north 
East or there abouts by ye path untill Itt bares south from ye 
south East Corner of ye sayd Tho: Townsends thre daughters 
Lands above menshoned be Itt in quantety fifty Accors more or 
Less as bounded we doe hereby manyfest & declare yt we have 
sould & by presant posestion delevered unto ye Abovesayd wil- 
liam frost his hayres Executors Adminis'^ or Asignes to have & 
to hold occopy poses & inioye ye sayd trackt of Land as Layd out 
& bounded as Abovesayd for Ever from us oure hayres Execu- 
tors Adminis*^ or Asignes or Any other parson or parsons from 
by or under us Layeing Claime to Any part or parsell thereof 
by pretence of right by hayreship grant sale or otherwise be it 
of what nature whatsoever, Iniageing oure selves hayres and 
sucksesors to uphold maintaine & make good to him ye sayd 
william, his hayres or sucksesors in there peasable Improvement 
& Inioyement of ye premises, as fully & amply to all intents & 
purposes as might be worded or written Acording to Law, to ye 
Confirmation of this our deed of Sale we have subscribed oure 
hands & sett to oure seales in oyster baye this 26'^ daye of march 
in the yeare 1685 

Signed sealed & quarapin X his mark & scale O 

delevered in ye suscaneman X his marke & seale O 

presance of us Samous X his mark & seale O 

Tho : Townsend 
Henry Townsend Ju"" 

vide Ixxx 

Maye the 24*^ (id) 84 

Reseaved of Thomas youngs of oyster Baye seaven Lambs for 
quitt rent, I saye Reseaved 

By me Jeames Larkan 

{James Larkin was a custom house officer in New York City, 
under Gov. Dongan. This quit rent is for the seven years from 
the date of the Oysterbay Patent, given on p. 307) 

{p. 8) — This Instrument of writing or deed of guift wittneseth 
unto All Christian people to whome Itt maye Co [me] or Any 
wayes Consarne know yee that whareas wee under written Sus- 
caneman Allis Runasuk Samous & quarapin all three Indions, 



286 Book B 

being Impowred by ye rest of ye Indions & Cheef propriators of 
ye Lands Called by ye English matenecok situate Liing & being 
within ye patent & township of oyster baye within queens County 
upon Longisland haveing reseaved many favors from Adam 
VVright of oyster baye by his Asistence & help by Interputing 8r 
settelling ye differance betwene us & ye rest of ye Indions About 
ye disposistion of matenecok Lands In Consideration whareof 
we have & doe by these presants frely make over as A free guiftt 
unto ye Abovesayd Adam wright one hundred Accors of wood 
Land upon matenecok to ye south End of musheda Cove branch 
soe Called Joyneing to ye Lands Layd out tto nathanell Colles 
on ye north & ye Edge of ye hills on ye south, ranging South 
from ye sayd nathanells Lands one hundred rod, being ye same 
breadth west End by ye Cart waye, from muschedacove to ye 
plaines as at ye East, & If Any part of these Lands given to ye 
sayd Adam folles without ye pattent of oyster baye, & within 
hemsteed pattent wee doe hereby Iniage to make good & main- 
taine oure Abovesayd guiftt to him ye sayd Adam wright his 
hayres Executors Adminis'^ or Asignes To have & to hold occopy 
posess & Inioye as his or there one proper right titell & Intrest 
for Ever from us oure hayres Executors Adminis*^ or Asignes, 
or Any other person or persons Eyther English or Indions Laye- 
ing Claime to Any part or parsell thereof by pretence of wright 
by hayreship grant sale giftt or other wise be it of what nature 
whatsoever Iniageing oure selves hayres & sucksesors to uphold 
maintaine him ye sayd Adam his hayres & sucksesors in there 
pesable Improvement & Inioyement of ye premises as fully & 
amply to all intents & purposes as might be writen or worded 
Acording to Law, to ye Confirmation of this oure deed of giftt 
we have subscribed oure hands & sett to oure seales in oyster 
baye this 26*'' of march 1685 

Signed sealed & delevered Suscaneman X his 

In presance of us mark & seale O 

Tho : Townsend Samous X his 

henry Townsend, S"" mark & seale O 

John underbill quarapin X his 

cccij mark & seale O 

(/>. 9) — This Instrum* of Writing Witnesseth unt all Christian 
people to whom it may come or any Waise consarne Know ye that 
whereas wee under written Suscaneman Allis Runasuk Samous 
and Quarapin All three Indeans being Impowred by ye rest of ye 
Indeans & chief propriators of ye Lands called by ye English 
Matenacock Scituate Lying & being w^'^in ye pattent of Oyster- 
bay within Queens County upon Long Island by vertue whereof 
& for the full sum of twelve pounds Silver money or in Goods 
equivelent to money to us pd before ye Signing & Sealing hereof 



Book B 287 

Have Bargained Sold & by p''sent possession delivered unto Job 
Wright of Oysterbay a Sartaine tract of Land at ye Sedar Svvonip 
So called the first bounds whereof begineth at James Townsends 
Southeast bounder and fro thence South Eighty rod to Nathaniell 
Coles Northeast bounder ranging ye Same breadth by ye Lands 
of James Townsends on ye North & Nathaniells Coles on ye 
South westwardly to ye Cart Way from Muschedacove to ye 
plaines being ye Same breadth at ye west end as at the east And 
in quantity Eighty Accors of Land more or Lesse for ye vallew 
of twelve pounds as Above Sd received, Wee doe hereby manifest 
& declare that wee have freely Sold & by p''sent possession De- 
livered unto the abovesd Job Wright his Heyres Execuf^ Ad- 
ministraf^ or Assignes To have & to hold occupy possesse and 
Injoy the Sd tracte of Land as Laid out by Nathaniell Coles & 
Thomas Townsend and bounded as above Sd forever from us 
our Heyres Execuf^ Administraf^ or assignes or any other par- 
son or parsons from by or under us Laying Claime to any part 
or parcell thereof by p''tence of Heyreship, Grant Sale or other- 
wise be it of what nature whatsoever Iniaging our Selves Heyres 
& Sucksesors to uphold, maintaine & make good to him the Sd 
Job his Heyres or sucksesors in there peasable Improvement & 
Injoym' of ye p''mises as fully & Amply to all intents & purposes 
as mought be written or worded according to Law to ye Con- 
firmation of this our deed of Sale wee have Subscribed our hands 
& set to our Scales In Oysterbay the ZG*'' of March 1685 
Signed Sealed & dd. Quarapin his mark O 

in ye p''sents of us and X scale 

Tho: Townsend his 

John Underbill Suscaneman X mark & scale O 

his 
Samous X mark & scale O 

June ye 4''* 1681 Then Laid out unto Job Wright a Sartain 
trackt of Wood Land upon ye North Side of ye run of water 
that runs acrose the new Cart path that Goeth to Lewsum be- 
ginning at a Red Oake tree ye Southeast Boundar on ye East 
Side of ye path ranging ffourty rod Westwardly upon a Straight 
Line to a Small Black Oake markt, from thence Northwardly 
one hundred & Eighty rods to a White Oake tree markt, from 
thence Eastwardly forty rod to a Chesnutt tree markt, from 
thence one hundred & Eighty rod to ye first Boundar contayning 
w^'hn ye abovesaid bounds ffourty five Accors of Land more or 
Less : And also tis further agreed that when ye Sd Job Wright 
Doth Improove ye abovesd Lands Laid out to him that he is to 
leave a good Highway upon ye west Side of his Lands, the Whole 
Length 

Laid out and So ordered by us Tho : Townsend 

cccij Nathaniell Coles 



288 Book B 

(p. 10) — This Instrum* of Writing or deed of gift Witnesseth 
to all whome it may consarne that I Tho: Townsend of Oyster- 
bay Doe by these p''sents Freely give & make over as a free gift 
unto my eldest Brother Johns Soon Thomas Townsend ffour 
alotments of Land upon Unkaway Necke at the South on ye East 
Side of the Neck and Joyning to his ffathers Land on ye north 
Side being in quantitie more or less as formerly Surveyed, w'^'' 
Sd ffour Alotments I do and have freely given to ye Said Thomas 
Townsend his Heyres and sucksesors for ever from my Heyres 
Execut" Administrate or Assignes forever as Witnes my hand 
and Seale in Oyster bay this SO'*^ Day of May 1685 
Sealed & dd. in Tho: Townsend 

p''sence of us 

Richard harkott entred June ye 4*^^ 

George Townsend 1685 ccic. 

This Instrument of Writing or Deed of Sale witnesseth unto 
all Christian people to whome it may come or any Wayes con- 
sarne know yee that Whereas wee underwritten Suscaneman 
Alis Runasuck Samous & Quarapin all three Indeans and Im- 
powred by ye rest of ye Indeans & ^priators of the Lands 
called by ye English Matenacock Scituate Lying & being w^^in 
ye patten of Oysterbay w^'Mn Queens County upon Long Island 
by vertue Whereof and for ye value of Seventeen pounds cur- 
rant Marchants pay to us pd before ye Signing & Sealing hereof 
have bargained, Sold & by p''sent possession delivered unto Henry 
Townsend Ju : of Oysterbay a certaine tract of Land upon Mate- 
nacock ye first bounds whereof beginneth at two Chessnutt trees 
marked being ye Southeast Bounders of Muschedacove pur- 
chase or Lands confirmed by patten and from thence west by ye 
Bounds or Line of Muskedacove Lands to ye now Cart way in 
ye Cedar Swomp Hollow And from thence by ye Sd Cart path 
or highway to John Townsends Southwest Bounder at ye little 
plaines so called & from thence by the hollow reserved & laid 
out for a highway he is to range up by ye Sd hollow or highway 
Eastwardly right over agt. ye Sd John Townsends northwest 
Bounder and from thence northwards upon a Straight Line to ye 
ffirst Bounder or Northeast corner of Muskedacove as above 
mentioned Including w*''in the Sd Bounds as Mentioned in quan- 
tity of Acres of Wood Land be it more or Less for ye Sume of 
Seventeen pounds in pay as above Sd received, wee doe hereby 
manifest & declare that wee have freely Sold & delivered ye Said 
tract of Land as as Bounded unto ye above Sd Henry Townsend 
Ju"" his Heires Execut" Administraf^ or Assignes To have & to 
hold occupie possess & In joy as his or there owne ^per right 
title & Intrest forever from us our Heires, Execut" Administra- 
f^ or Assignes forever as ffirmly to all intents and constructions 
& purposes as might be written or worded according to Law In- 



Book B 289 

iaging our Selves Heyres & Sucksesors to uphold make Good 
and Maintaine him the Sd Henry his Heyres & Sucksesors in 
their peaseable Im^vement & Injoyment of the p'^mises as wit- 
nes our hands & Seales in Oysterbay this 26''^ of March in ye 
yeare 1685 

Signed Sealed & dd. mark 

in ye p''sence of us Quarapin his X & Seale O 

Tho : Townsend mark 

John Dewsbury Suscaneman his X & Seale O 

mark 
Samous his X and Seale O 

vide cc : 

(/). U)— To the Hon«=<J the Select men or 

Authoryty of ye plantation 
called Littleworth in Oyster- 
bay on Long Island these p''sent 
Gentlemen 

It hath pleaseth the most high to order by his Evidence that 
wee are put upon it to trouble you w'*^ these ensuing Lines : our 
Aged ffather Thomas Hopkins by name who hath been Some time 
Resident amongst you wee understand it hath pleased god to 
put a period to his Dayes and as wee are Informed Dyed intested 
{intestate), but as to ye value of what estate he there Left wee 
have no knowledge ofif : wee have fro Richard Curbie received 
a Letter & a Note of Some ^ticular things Said to be the ^ticu- 
lars of an Inventory taken of What Estate our fifather left there 
behind him (as can at p''sent be found) but no price is there set 
to ye ^ticulars by w*^*' wee are at a Losse how to value them, 
neither cometh it under ye Atestation of any public notery : also 
severall things wee know our ft'ather carried from hence w'^'' 
are not mentioned in yt note of 'tt^ticulars w'^'' wee are apt to con- 
ceive our ffather disposed not off by putting them away. But 
in such cases where a man dyeth Intested (so farr as wee doe 
understand) the Law detirmines ye power of Administration to 
be in the ordinary and by law si^^ {proper) to be by ye Ordinarey 
comitted to ye next of ye blood but wee being at a Distance can- 
not so readylie attend ye businesse there : but as you who are ye 
Select men or ye outhority of ye place to whom Such matters 
doth belong are ye Ordinarey and Administration to to you be- 
longeth, wee therefore humbly crave yo"" favour to take into yo^ 
hands all the estate as may any waies be found belonging to our 
afore Sd deceased ffather the w'^'' is w'^'in yo'^ Jurisdiction and ye 
Same to Administer upon and therew*'' To defray all ffunerall 
expences & pay all just debts due from our Sd Deceased ffather 
to any ^son : As also to make w* Inquirey may be after what 
debts are oweing to our Sd ffather; and if possible may be them 
to recover which when ye Sd ft'unerall charges & ye Sd debts 



290 Book B 

are discharged to keep the remainder of the Sd Estate Still in 
yo*' hands And then be pleased to tender us a returne of what 
estate is remaining after ffunerall expences & debts are discharged 
And Seeing So it is that wee are remote, wee would pray you to 
Imploy & Impowr our Loving friends William Thornecraft & 
Ephaim Carpenter to Looke after matters for wee doe conclude 
them to be men knowing as to our Sd ffathers aflfaires. Gentle- 
men wee hope you will Excuse our Boldnesse and ^forme our 
request in doing of w"^^ you Shall obliedge them who are Yo'" to 
be Commanded in any office of Love 

William Hopkins 
Thomas Hopkins 

Providence Novemb'' l?*'^ 1684 

The Letter fro Richard Curby w'^'' gave 
us notice of our ffathers death w**^ ye note 
of ^ticulars came to our hands ye lO'** of 
this Instant vide ciiij : 

Whereas there hath been a differance betweene John Wright 
& Gideon Wright both of Oysterbay on Long Island concerning 
a Meadow at or Lying by Chechaging Swomp Brooke & wee 
whose names are here under written John Underbill & John 
ffeake were Mutually chosen by ye Sd John Wright & Gideon 
Wright for ye ending and deciding ye Sd dift'erance as by a writ- 
ing under both their hands doth more Largely appeare: now be 
it known that wee ye Sd John Underbill & John ffeake doe order 
& detirmine that ye Bounds of ye Sd Meadow betweene ye Sd 
John and ye Sd Gideon begineth at a Small dog tree neere ye 
edge of ye Meadow by ye Runne and So upon a Strait Line East- 
ward to a Stake Stuck into ye ground by John Wright himself 
and this was done by ye Joynt consent of ye Sd John & ye Sd 
Gideon ye 29''' day of May in ye yeare 1685 to w«='' wee Sub- 
scribe our hands 

John Vnderhill 
John ffeeke 

The above written testimony was 
acknowledged before me to be ye truth 
by ye two ^ties Subscribed 

May ye 30'** 
1685 

Tho : Townsend vide cij 

(p. 12) — In ye name of God I Gideon Wright being weake of 
body but of sound & ^fect memory doe make & ordaine this my 
last will & testam* in maner & forme following ffirst I bequeath 
my body to ye earth & my Soule to Into ye hands of god that 
gave it 



Book B 291 

Itt I give to my eldest Sone peter Wright all my right of that 
Homcsteed belonging to me w^'^ was of late in ye possession of 
my Mother Alice Crabbe lately deceased formerly belonging to 
my ffather peter Wright 

Itt I give all ye rest of my Land to be divided among my other 
four Sons untill they are made equall to my Son peter & what 
remains over their being maid equall to my son peter to be divided 
equally amongst my ffive Sons & peter to have his Choise of ye 
Sd ffive divisions w^'' Land above mentioned I give to my Sons 
& their Heirs forever 

And it is my will that none of my Sons Aleanate or dispose of 
any of my Lands given to them from their Brethren and that 
their Brethren Shall have yc refusall and if theire Brethren can 
or will buy ye Land So disposed for Sale that then it Shall not 
be Sold off unto any other And itts my will that if any of my 
Sons die w^'^out Lssue that then his or their part of Land Shall 
goe to be equally divided amongst ye Surviving Brethren 

Itt I give ye one halfe of my moveables to my three daughters 
and ye other halfe to my wife for her to Despose of as Shee 
thinks fitt onely I give to my Sonne Peter my Bald fface mare 
and he Shall give ye first Colt that Shee Brings to his Brother 
Gideon And I also give and I also give to my Sone peter one 
two yeare old Ileiffer and all ye working Gear belonging to Shoe- 
making, & to my Sons Anthony & Gideon I give to each of them 
a Cow Calfe 

And it is my will that my wife shall have & possesse this place 
& Home-stead in w^'' I Live w"' what out Lands She Shall Stand 
in need of during her Widdowhood also what meadow shee Shall 
Stand in need of shee shall have during her Widdowhood as 
aforeSd 

Itt it is my will that if any one or more of my daughters hap- 
pen to dy before they come to age that their part or ^ts Shall 
retorne to ye Surviving Sister or Sisters, to w"^^ as a testimony 
that it is my Last Will & testam* I Set my hand and Scale this 
14th Day of May 1685 

Witt John Dewsbury Gedion Wright O 

Henry Townsend Se"" : John Townsend 

Memorandum that Gideon Wright did appoynt as overseers to 
See his will ^form'd these ffoure ft'ollowing his Brother Job 
Wright his Brother in Law Edmond Wright his Brother Brother 
in Law James Townsend and his Cosin John Townsend at ye 
Mill to see the ft'aithfull ^formance of thishis Last Will & Testa- 
ment 

In the p''sence of us 
John Dewsbury 
Henry Townsend Se' 



292 Book B 

This Instrument of Writing witnesseth to all Christian people 
to whom it may come or any waise consarne Know ye yt wee 
underwritten Suscaneman & Werah Indians and chiefe owners 
& ^prietors of ye lands called Matenacock Scituate Lying & being 
w^'^in Oysterbay within Queens County upon Long Island for a 
valuable Sume to us pd before the Sealing hereof have granted, 
Bargained, Sould & by p''sent possession Delivred unto Josias 
Latting of Matenacock a sartaine tract or ^cell of Land upon 
matenacock at ye South end of his now home Lott Inhabited, 
Ranging South ye Same breadth of ye Sd Lott to ye now Cart 
way from Matenacock to Muskeedacove be it more or Less in 
quantity for a Valuable Sume to us pd as Abovesd wee doe here- 
by confirme the Said tract of Land as above Bounded & Speci- 
fied fro us our Heires Executors Administraf^ or Assignes to th 
above Said Josias Latting his Heires Execut" Administrate or 
Assignes for ever to have & to hold as his or there owne ^per 
right Title & Interest fro us or any from by or under us for ever 
as firmly as might be written according to Law : To ye confirma- 
tion whareof wee have Sett to our hands & Seales in Oysterbay 
this firs day of Jenewary 1684 

Sealed & dd. in p^'sence of us Suscaneman X his marke 
John Newman & scale O 

Tho : Townsend Werah X his 

marke & scale O 
vide ciij 

(p. 13) — This Instrum* of Writing witnesseth to all Christian 
people to whom it may come or any wayes consarne know ye that 
I Josias Latten of Matenacock so called w^'^in the township of 
Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island for & in Consid- 
eration of a Sartaine tract of Wood Land uppon Matenecock 
abovesd w'^'' I have Bought of John Pratt and in my p^^sent pos- 
session as by a Deed of Sale he had from ye Indians bareing Date 
ye fifureteenth Day of this Instant Decemb'' and to me Assigned 
his whole right therein the Date hereof as may appeare In Con- 
sideracon whareof I doe by these p^'sents make over unto ye Sd 
John Pratt all my whole right of Lands and Meadows upon Hogge 
Island lying w^'^in the township abovesd w'^^' I have Stood pos- 
sessed of by any Deeds of sale before ye date hereof Gifts grants 
or other Assignements of what nature Soever making void to my 
Selfe my Heyres Executors Administraf^ or Assignes any fur- 
ther pretences or Claime to any part or ^cel thereof forever 
though menshoned in Severall of my Bills of Sales in w'^'^ I stand 
Consarned in other Lands but Doe hereby declare & acknowledge 
to have for ever excluded my selfe Heyres & Sucksesors from 
any p^'tences to any ^t. thereof as aboveSd for ever but doe 
hereby confirme my whole right title and Interest in the Sd Lands 
& Meadows upon Hogge Island as above Sd unto the aboveSd 



Book B 293 

John Pratt his Heyres Execut" Assignes: to have & to hold 
occupie possesse & enjoy ye Same as his or there one ^per right 
titell & Intrest from me my Heyres Sucksesors or Assignes or 
any other ^son or spsons Layeing claim thereto by vertue of 
any p^'tence whatsoever as firmly to all Intents construcktions 
& purposes as mought be worded and written according to Law 
oblidging my Self Hayres & Sucksesors to maintaine him his 
Heyres and Sucksesors in there pesable enjoyment of every ^t. 
& ^sell thereof for ever as witnes my hand & Scale in Oyster 
bay this 25"^ Day of December 1684 

Memorand ye two Accors & one Rod exprest in Richard Har- 
cut[s] deed I exsept before ye Signeing hereof 
Signed Sealed & Dd his 

in ye p'^sence of Josias X Latting O 

Tho : Townsend marke & Scale 

John Wicks ccxlix 

This Instrum* of Writing or Deed of Conveyance Witnesseth 
to all Christian people to whome it may come or any waies con- 
sarne know yee yt wee under written Suscaneman Alias Runa- 
suck and Werah both Indeans and ^priators of the Lands called 
by the name of Matenacock Scituate and Lying w'^^in ye pattent 
and Township of Oysterbay being Informed & made Sensable yt 
John Pratt having many Children and being not of ability at 
p''sent to make paym' for a Settellm' of Lands as other men doe 
And wee having a Sartin parsell of land Lying & being upon 
Matenacock undesposed of being bounded on ye West by Colon" 
Lewis Morris Land on ye North by ye Land by us Sold to William 
Hudson & William fTrost and on the East by Josia[s] Lattings 
Lands & on ye South by ye Cart way from Matenecock to Muske- 
dacove & for a valuable consideracon of moneys in hand Receved 
before ye Signeing & Sealing hereof wee ye Sd Indean[s] above 
Sd have bargained Sould & by p''sant posesion Delevered unto 
the Sd John Pratt his Hayres Sucksesors or Assignes ye Sd 
tract of Land w^'^in ye bounds above menshoned To have & to 
hold occopy possesse & Injoy as his or there one ^^ right title 
& Interest ffrom us, or any from by or under us forever as ffirmly 
to all Intents & and construcktions or purposes as might be writ- 
ten or worded according to Law to w'^'^ wee obliege our Selves 
Heyres & Sucksesors to maintaine & make good accordingly as 
witnes our hands & Scales in oysterbay this ffiveteenth Day of 
December 1684 

Signed Sealed & dd. marke 

in p''sence of us Suscaneman X his & Scale O 

Tho : Townsend Werah X his & Scale O 

Nathaneell Coles marke 



294 Book B 

Be it known to all whom ye w^'^in written Deed may any waies 
consarne that I John Pratt therein menshoned have by these 
p''sents Assigned over unto Josias Latten his Heyres Execuf* 
Sucksesors or Assignes All my whole right title & claime to any 
^t or parcell thereof from me my Heires Exekutors Sucksesors 
or Assignes for ever as firmly as ever it was mine by vertue 
thereof as witnes my hand & Seale in Oysterbay this 26*'' of De- 
cember 1684 

Signed Sealed & dd. John Pratt O 

in p''sence of 
Tho: Townsend 
John Wickes Item cxlvij 

(p. 14) — Understanding that Thomas Hopkins lately deceased at 
his Soon in Laws Richard Kirbies w^'^out will & there being Sum 
easteate Left by him but after w* maner or in whose hands wee 
are not yet rightly Informed These are therefore in his Royall 
highness name to order & Athorize you William Thornycroft & 
Ephraim Carpenter to Examine after ye Sd easteat & to take a 
true Invantory of w* can be found and made appeare to belong 
to him And the Same Invantory delever into me Signed under 
yo*" hands that p''sant order may be taken accordingly to Secuar 
the Same from Imbesellment as ye Law dereckts for ye use of 
his Children whereof faile not as you will answare ye contrary 
Dated at oysterbay ye 6'^ of September 1684 

sP me Tho : Townsend 

ffor Me Ephraim Carpender Living at 

Muskedacove on Long Island these Deliver 

Providence this 17*'^ of Novemb'' 1684 

Loving ffriends Ephraim Carpenter: William Thornycroft 

Gentlemen wee are bold to trouble you w*'' these few Lines 

hoping they may find you & yo""^ in good health as wee & ours 

by gods Evidence are at this p''sent : Loving ft'riends it hath 

pleased god to take from us a Loving ffather w'^ whom you were 

both Intimate, our request is to ye authority of oysterbay to Im- 

power you to receive Such Debts as are Due to ye estate of our 

Deceased ffather And to pay such debts as ^bation can be made 

or Such as you know to be due of w'^*' wee pray yo'' Carre & 

Indeavours w'^^ will obliege yo*" ffriends to serve to our Abilitys 

William Hopkins 
Thomas Hopkins 

Whereas wee under written were Requested by William & 
Thomas Hopkins both of Evidence within Road island Colony to 
take care of ye estate of there ffather Tho : Hopkins Late De- 
ceased w^'^in this Township untill Such time that ffurther care 
can be taken in order whereunto it being there request also that 



Book B 295 

Ephraim Carpenter & William Thornycroft may have ye over- 
sight thereof : These are therefore to order & Impower ye Sd 
Ephraim & William to take all ye Sd estate yt can be found or 
^ved of Tho : Hopkins late of this place deceased & ye Same 
Secuar untill further order for w^^ to them both shall be suffi- 
cient power Given under our hands in Oysterbay this 23^^ of 
ffebruary 1684/5 

Robert Coles 
John Vnderhill 
John Townsend Se*^ 

Oysterbay on Long Island 

All persons are hereby Advertised that had any money or other 
pay due to them from Thomas Hopkins decesed Late of Muskee- 
dacove that they come before ye Comissioners of this Towne at 
ye Towne House at the at the next Court held for this Towne 
being the ffirst Wednesday in August next and there make their 
debts & demands Justly appeare they shall be Satisfied & paid 
by Ephraim Carpenter & William Thornycroft both of Muscee- 
dacove aforeSd as far as ye goods of ye Sd Thomas Hopkins 
will reach to pay And likewise all persons that are or were In- 
debted to ye Sd Thomas are hereby desired at ye time & place 
aforeSd before ye Sd Comission''^ to come and make up their 
accompts and pay to the Sd Ephraim & ye Sd William all such 
debts dues as shall be made appeare due to ye Sd Thomas in his 
life time 

Dated July ye 6*'^ 1685 
this was Set up in publique vew the 
space of one Month & two Dayes 
Published at ye request of Ephraim 
Carpenter ^ John Newman Record"" 

(/>. 15) — Every mans Share or Division of Land Laid out on ye 
North Side of ye Great Meadow upon Hog Island ye 10''' of 
October 1676 by Richard Harcott & Nathanell Coles 



Latemore Samson 


1 


Thomas Townsend 


12 


Josias Latting 


2 


Alice Crab 


13 


Samuell Weekes 


3 


Anthony Wright 


14 


Samuell Andrews 


4 


Elizabeth Townsend 


15 


James Cock 


5 


Jno. Townsend 


16 


John Dickinson 


6 


ffrancis Weekes 


X 


Josias Latting 


7 


Gideon Wright 


X 


Matthias Harvie 


8 


Richard Harcott 


X 


Nicholas Wright 


9 


Richard Crab 


O 


Henry Townsend 


10 


Matthias Harvie 


O 


Jno. Underbill 


11 


Nathaneell Coles 
these X w*'' a crosse 
are 3 shares in ye 


O 



296 Book B 

Littleneck ye North of 
the great Meadow 
these round O is 3 share upon 
ye Httle 

neck South of ye Great Mea- 
dow 

And wee under written being ordered by ye ^priators of Hog 
Island to Lay out these Lotts as aboveSd did then order a High 
Way of two Rod wide to begin at ye fformer Highway by us 
fformerly Laid out through all ye Alotm*^ begining at ye Landing 
place and so to runne on ye west Side of ye thre Square Lott to 
ye Spring And on ye East Side of ye three Square Lott ye Sd 
Highway to run on ye west end of ye East Lotts through ye Island 
in ye most Conveniente place for Carting to ye Beach Also wee 
did agree a High way of two rod wide on ye west & east end 
of all ye alotmen[ts] upon the Island next ye waters Side for 
every man concerned to Cart there Corne or other Consarnes to 
ye Conveniante place 

Richard Harcutt 
Nathaniel Coles 

This taken out of ye old Records in page ye 72 and Examined 
to be Verbatim ^ John Newman Record'" 

July 2^ 1685 

Wee the ^prietors of Hog Island having formerly chosen and 
appoynted Richard Harcott & Nathaneell Coles to Lay out all 
our alotments & divisions both of upland & meadow and how 
ye highwayes Shall be & remaine forever for ye conveniencie of 
the aforesd ^prietors so that all & every ^cell of upland & 
Meadow of the aforesd ^prietors may have a Sufficient high way 
to the same as by former Record may appeare Wee the major 
^t of foresd ^prietors doe order & Impower Richard Harcott 
and Nathaneell Coles to marke out all those waies upon Hog 
Island w'='' they had formerly appoynted that all ^sons might 
know where they were and to remaine forever 

And in order thereunto we whose names are under written 
have done as ffolloweth begining at ye North end of ye Island 
from ye Beach straight to a well or spring neer John Pratts 
house w"^*^ Spring is to be in ye midle of ye high-way and thence 
to run on ye east Side of two great Rocks : and thence to goe on 
neer South to certaine trees marked by us on ye east Side of the 
foresd high-way: So runing from ye North Beach through ye 
Island to ye South end next the towne and the foresd way is to 
be two rod wide : And there are two high-wayes more w'^'' come 
into this maine highway the one goes to ye west Side of a three 
Square Lott in the first division & so runs northerly to Josias 
Lattins Spring and to be two rod wide also : The other high-way 



Book B 297 

goes from ye three Square Lott eastward by the ends of the 

Small Lotts called the Calves pasture this high-way takes in a 

Spring called Harvies Spring being of two rod wide also: there 

is also ordered by us that all round the foresd Island there be 

two rod wide of upland left for ^petuall comons w**' Severall 

otlier ^cells of comons very considerable 

Henry Townsend S*" 

Isaack Horner 

Caleb Wright 

John Pratt 

Simon Cooper 

John Townsend 

John Rogers 

John Underbill 

Nathan Burdsall 

Richard Harcott 

Nathaneell Coles 

Henry Townsend Ju"" 

Oysterbay ye 27*^ of S''" 1665 : 

These are for ye full Satisfaction of ye Inhabitants of Oyster- 
bay yt Cornelius Vanroven in ye behalfe of my selfe Covert 
Lockerman & Jacobes Barker have Resd full Satisfaction for 
Hog-Neck of ye Inhabitants of Oysterbay according to ye Bill 
of Sale : as witnes my hand ye Day & Date above written 
testes Tho: Hall C V Ruyven 

Johannes van Bough Item xvi : 

{p. id)— Oysterbay Aprill 12'^ 1684 

Then agreed by the owners & ^prietors of Hogg Island that 
ffor som yeares ensuing from ye Date hereof that ye ffence a 
Crosse the Island by Tho: Townsends land shall be sufficiently 
repayred and ye Southward ^t or old ffields Shall be for a Sheep 
pasture and no other creatures to be turned thereon upon ye for- 
fieture of such creatures so turned there to be forfiet to ye shep- 
herd : and the north ^t of ye Sd Island w^'^out ye fence to be for 
planting or sowing as ye owners or ^priators thereof shall see 
cause: But if ye Major ^t of the ^prietors the next ensuing 
yeare or hereafter shall see cause to make a pasture of the whole 
Island it is Agreed & shall be at their Liberty witness our hands 
Henry Townsend Se*" one Tho: Townsend one Share 

Share Matthias Harvie Nathaneell 

Jno: Underbill one Share & Coles 

halfe & Robt. Coles three Shares 

Tno: Wright one Share Richard Harcott one Share & 

Josias Latten one Share & halfe 

halfe Jno: Townsend Ju': one 

flFrancis Weekes one halfe Share 



298 Book B 

Jno : Townsend for his Henry Townsend Ju'' : halfe a 

mother one Share Share 

Alice Crabb one Share Nathan Burdsall one 

This order taken out of ye old Records in page 190 

{p. 17) — Oysterbay ye Second Day of Novemb'' 1671 
This Instrum* of Writing doth declare to all ^sons to whom 
itt may any waies cosarne that I Thomas Townsend of Oysterbay 
on w'^^in the North Riding of New York Shire have covenated 
Bargined & Sould unto Joseph Ludlam of the same place abovesd 
a certaine pese of Medow at ye South Lying upon the Little Neck 
Joyning on ye east Side of Unkaway Neck it Lyeth in number 
15, I say I have Sold the aforesd peece of Meadow unto the 
aforesd Joseph Ludlam his Ayres Sucksesors or Assignes to 
have & to hold as there own ^per titell & Interest from me my 
Ayres Sucksesors Administrate and Assignes as witnes my hand 
& Scale day & date above written and in ye 23*^ yeare of ye 
Raigne of Charles the Second King of Ingland Schotland ffranse 
& Ireland &c Sined Seled & delevered in p''sanse of us: 
George Cobden Thomas Townsend O 

Robert Coles 

Be it known unto all men by these p^'sents that I Joseph Lud- 
lam of Oysterbay mentioned in this Inclosed Bill of Sale upon 
good Consideration moving me to Assigne all my right title In- 
terest unto ye Meadow mentioned in this aforesd deed of Sail 
Lying & being upon ye Litle Neck Joyning on ye East Side of 
Unkaway Neck I ye abovesd Joseph Ludlam doe sell from me 
my Heires Exect" administraf^ or Assignes forever unto Thomas 
Willets Hope VVillits and Richard Willits unto them their Heires 
Execuf^ administraf^ or Assignes fifor ever to keep possesse & 
Injoy for there ^sp rights forever having received full Satisfac- 
tion as witness my hand & Scale in Oysterbay this Eleaventh 
day of July 1685: having received full 

witnessed by us Joseph Ludlam O 

Isaac Horner 
Nathaneell Coles {Again recorded at bottom of same page) 

Oysterbay this 15"' Day of Maye 1680 

This lustrum* of writting witnesseth to all Christian people 
to whom it may come or any wayes consarne know yee that I 
Nichola[s] Wright of Oysterbay w'^'in the North Riding of 
Yorkshare upon Long Island upon good Considerations moveing 
me hereunto have by these p''sants Bargind Sold & delivered a 
Sartin share of Meadow upon ye South Side of tliis Island upon 
the Neck comonly called Lattens Neck it being by division in 
number the seventeenth Share I say I have absolutely sould & 
delevered the abovesd share from me my Haires Exsecutors ad- 



Book B 299 

ministraf^ or Asignes forever unto Joseph Ludlam of the aforesd 
tovvne & riding to him the sd Joseph his Heyres Executors admin- 
istraf^ or Asings for ever to occopie posses & Injoy free from 
any further Lett hindrance or Molestation from me or any for 
by or under me forever having in hand received full Satisfaction 
for the same before the sineing & sealing hereof as witness my 
hand & scale in Oyster bay day & date above written And in the 
32'*' yeare of ye Reigne of Charles ye Second king of Great Brit- 
tin ffranc & Ireland &c 

Signed Sealed & dd. Nicholas Wright O 

in p''sanc of 
Thomas Townsend 

Be it known unto all men by these p^'sents that I Joseph Lud- 
lem of Oysterbay Inserted in this Inclosed Bill of Sail upon 
Good Consideracion moving me to Assigne all my right title In- 
trest unto ye Meadow mentioned in this aforesd Inclosed Bill of 
Sail Lying & being upon the Neck comonly called Lattens Neck 
I the abovesd Joseph Ludlam doe sell from me my Heyres Ex- 
ecut" administraf* or assignes forever sell make over & confirme 
unto Thomas VVillits Hope Willits Richard Willits unto them 
their Heyres Execuf* administrate or Assignes fforever to keep 
possess & Injoy for their ^per Rights forever having received 
flfull Satisfaction as witness my hand & Seale this Eleaventh day 
of July in ye yeare 1685 : 

Isaac Horner Joseph Ludlam O 

Nathaneell Coles ccxx 

{p. 18) — To all Christian people to whome this p''sent writing 
shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known that I Samuell 
Andrews of Oysterbay on Long Island in the Colony of New 
Yorke Yeoman for & in ye Consideration of the Sume of Nineteen 
Pounds & ffive Shillings in hand paid for & in full Satisfaction 
before the Sealing & delivery hereof and for other good causes 
& considerations me ye Sd Samuell especially moving: Have, 
Given, Granted Bargained, made over, alienated Solde & con- 
firmed and by these p'^sents I ye Sd Samuell doe Give, Grant 
Bargain Make over, Alienate, Sell, and confirme from me my 
Heires Execut" administraf* or Assignes unto Samuell Ketcham 
of Huntington on Long Island in ye Colony aforesd yeoman his 
Heyres Executors administraf^ or Assignes one ^cell of Mea- 
dow Lying & being on the South Side of this Island w*''in ye 
Bounds of the Town of Oysterbay aforesd upon a Neck called 
& known by the name of Unkaway Neck and on the east Side of 
the Sd Neck next the Creek, and Bounded on the North w''' a 
high way Runing from ye Creek cross ye Meadow to ye Upland, 
on ye west w"' the Upland, on ye South w"' a Small Creek run- 
ing from a white Oake tree (marked) into ye maine Creek, and 



800 Book B 

on the east w*'' the Maine Creek ; And one other ^cell of Meadow 
Lying on ye Same Neck & Creek w*^ ye other Lying on the North 
of the fore mentioned Highway, having for its Bounders on ye 
South a Small ^cell of Meadow Lying betwixt it and the Sd 
Highway begining at a white Oake Tree Marked w*"^ the number 
18 Runing right cross ye Meadow to ye maine Creek ; on ye east 
w'** ye Maine Creek & on ye west w**^ the Upland And on ye 
North upward all of ye Sd Meadow that either doth now, or that 
formerly ever did belong unto me ye Sd Samuell Andrews to- 
gether w*** a Small Lott of Upland Lying upon ye aforesd Neck 
neere the before recited Highway being of division & number 
either 4 or 5 with all ^fits & Comodities thereto belonging: To 
have & to hold unto him the vSd Samuell Ketcham his Heyres 
Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes all & Singular ye p^'mises 
fifrom ye day of the date hereof forever, And ye Sd Samuell An- 
drews hath put ye Sd Samuell Ketcham into a Lawfull & peace- 
able possession of ye Sd Meadows and Lands by ye delivery of 
these p''sents : And that it Shall and may be Lawfull for him the 
Sd Samuell Ketcham to have hold occupy possess & Injoy all & 
Singular the p^'mises and every ^t & ^cell w^^'out the Lawfull 
Lett hindrance or Interuption of him the Sd Samuell Andrews 
his Heires or Assignes or any other ^son or persons Lawfully 
claiming for by or under him or any of them by meanes of any 
former gift, grant, Bargaine or Sale whatsoever In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale the twenty third 
day of July in the first yeare of the Raigne of our Sovraigne 
Lord James ye Second of Great Britton fifrance & Ireland King 
defend'' &c And in the yeare of our Lord 1685 
Signed Sealed & dd. in Samuell Andrews O 

p'"sence of us Mary Andrews O 

John Newman 
John Corey 

flfebruary the Second 1679 

Know all men by these p''sents yt I Thomas Young of Oyster- 
bay my Heires, Execuf^, Administraf^ & Assignes have Sold 
unto my fifatherin Law Richard Harcott of ye Said Town his 
Heires, Execuf^, Administraf^ & Assignes all yt my right, title 
& Interest of Land on Unqua Neck Joyning to the South Meadow 
belonging to Oysterbay for ye Consideration of the rate Levies 
thereon ; I say I have Sould unto ye Said Richard Harcott & his 
Heires as abovesd the before mencioned right of Lands To have 
& to hold as there owne ^^ right & Interest forever ; as witnes 
my hand & Seale the Day & yeare above written 
Testes Thomas Youngs O 

John Newman 
The X marke of 

Susanna Furman ccccxi: 



I 



Book B 301 

(y,. ;p) — This Instrum* of Writing Witnesseth to all Christian 
people to whom it may come or any waics concerne know yce that 
I under written Suscaneman Alis Runasuk an Indian & Chief 
^prietor of all ye lands unsould upon Matenacock Scituate Lying 
& being w"'in the pattent and Township of Oysterbay in Queens 
County upon Long Lsland as hath been acknowledged under Sev- 
erall Sachams hands & Scales as may appeare By vertue whareof 
and for the full and Just Sume of Twenty pounds Silver money 
or Goods and other pay Equivylent to money prize to be paid to 
me or to my order as by Bill may appeare. I have Bargained 
Sould and by p''sant posestion delivered unto Caleb Wright, John 
Wright and Edmond Wright all three of Oysterbay and w*'^in 
the Same County A Sartaine tract of wood land upon Matene- 
cock neer Southeast from ye Little plaines so called and neere 
adjoyning to ye Land of George Townsend begining at the new 
Cart path from Muschedacove to Lusum and from thence to 
Range Northward by ye Spring neere the reare of the Sd 
Georges Land one hundred and Sixty Rodd having the Same 
breadth Eastwardly to ye Hollow or highway that now is up ye 
Bever Swomp hollow So called from Matenacock to ye ffarmes 
w<^'' tract of Land be it in quantity more or Less is by me ordered 
to be bounded out by Nathaneell Coles and Thomas Townsend 
reserving ye priviledge of the most conveniant place or Hollow 
for a highway out of the maine Hollow for ye rest of ye Inhab- 
itants use to there Lands or otherwise, But the Sd tract of Land 
as above Specified and to be Bounded I doe hereby one and ac- 
knowledge to have Sould & by p''sant posestion delevered unto ye 
three abovesd Caleb Wright John Wright & Edmond Wright 
there Hayres Execuf* administraf^ and Assignes for ever To 
have & to hold occopy possess & Injoy as there owne it^per Rights 
title & Interest w'^'out further Lett hindrance or Molestation 
from me my Heyres Exccuf^ administrate or Assignes or any 
other ^son or %9sons either Christians or Indeans Laying claime 
thereunto by any p^'tence of Right to any ^t or parcell thereof 
by Hayreship grant purchase or otherwise for ever Iniageing 
my Selfe Hayres and Sucksesors to uphold make good & Main- 
taine the Sd Caleb : John & Edmond there Heyres & Sucksesors 
in there peasable Improvement & Injoyment of ye p''mises as 
abovesd as Witnes my hand & scale in Oysterbay this 25"^ of 
December 1684/5 

Signed Sealed & dd. Alis 

in p''sance of us Suscaneman X Runasuk O 

Tho : Townsend his mark & Scale 

Henry Townsend Juneor Werah X his 

Job Wright : Nathaneell Coles marke & Seale O 

This Writing testifieth yt an agreement made between Jacob 
Brookinge & John Wright both of Oysterbay on Long Island as 



302 Book B 

followeth that Jacob Brookinge acknowledgeth to have borrowed 
of John Wright Tenn pounds of Boston Silver money as it goeth 
in this Colony and in Consideration of ye Same I Jacob Brook- 
inge doe bind over & deliver up into ye hands of John Wright 
all my Land Meadow & house w*^ ffencing at Little worth neer 
Muskatecove as by pattent & devision doth appeare free from 
debts or Ingagements that shall come by me I say I the Said 
Jacob Brookinge doe bind over the afore Said Land to John 
Wright for the use of his money untill the principle is is paid 
upon these conditions as followeth That if I Jacob Brookinge or 
any Kinsman of mine shall come & pay ye money before men- 
tioned in Boston Silver to John Wright or his order in ye Same 
Specie at any time w^'^in the Space of ffive yeares after ye date 
hereof then I John Wright doe bind my Selfe by these Lines 
(the Sd Jacob Brookinge or his kinsman giving me twelve months 
notice) to delver up to Jacob Brooking or his kinsman all ye 
aforesd Lands w^^ I now take into possession as free from any 
debts or Ingagements as it was delivered to me ye Sd John 
Wright, But if I Jacob Brookins or my Kinsman doe n[ot] 
come w"'in the space of ffive yeares as aforesd then the Sd Land 
to be John Wrights & his Heyres for ever In witnes hereof we 
the Said parties before mentioned have hereunto Sett our hands 
the Eighteenth day of December in the yeare of our Lord 1680 
Signed Sealed & dd. Jacob Brookins O 

in the p''sence of us John Wright O 

Matthias Harvye 
Robert Coles 

This Writing testifieth that I Nathaneell Coles doe promise & 
Ingage to defend John Wright from all deapts that may hapen 
upon the Land that Jacob Brookens has mead over to John 
Wright at Littleworth from ye furst Settelment in yeare 1677 
to ye date hereof as witness my hand in Oysterbay ye 13*^ of 
December: 1680 Nathaneell Coles 

Matthias Harvye 
Robert Coles 

John Wrights Earmarke is a halpeny on ye under Side of ye 
right Eare & a halpeny on ye under Side of ye left Eare w**^ a 
cropp on ye left Eare this is his known marke ever Since hee has 
kept Creatures cccviij 

{p. 20) — This Instrument of Writing may testifie to all people 
that it doth or ever may concerne know yee that I Adam Wright 
of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long-Island in ye Colony 
of New Yorke for & in consideration of ye Sum of ffivety Shil- 
lings to me in hand paid by Henry Townsend Jun"" of ye Town 
& Collony aforesaid have Sold Granted released & confirmed and 



Book B 303 

by these p''sents doth Sell, Grant Release & confirm unto Henry 
Townsencl aforesd his Ileyres Exectors administrat" & assignes 
forever one Small Share of Medowing lying in the Bever Swamp 
Medowing contayning halfe an Acre more or less Joyning upon 
a Share of Meadow of Thomas Townsend on ye one Side and 
on ye other Side Bounded by Nathan Burchams or his Sonns I 
doe by these p''sents Deliver into ye actuall possession of ye Sd 
Henry Townsend ye Sd Share of Meadowing To have & to hold 
to the onely ^per use & behoofe of him ye Sd Henry Townsend 
his Heires & Assings forever, and he ye Sd Adam Wright his 
Heyres, Execut" Administrate doth Covenant Grant & agree to 
& w*'^ ye Sd Henry Townsend his Heyres & Assings by these 
p''sents that he nor they shall not Interupt, Molest or Disturb ye 
said Henry Townsend his Heyres or Assignes in the peaceable 
& quiet possesion of the above mentioned p''mises but shall to the 
uttermost of their power & knowledge ^tect the said Henry 
Townsend in ye quyet possesion of ye Same to w*^'' I have Set 
my hand & Seale this nineteenth day of August Anno Dom 1685 
Sealed & dd. Adam Wright O 

in ye p'"sence of us Mary Wright O 

Job Wright 
Samuell Dickinson ccciij 

Know all men by these p''sents that I Samuell Andrews of 
Oysterbay in ye Queues County in ye Jurisdiction of New Yorke 
planter have made & deputed & in my Stead & place by these 
p''sence put & constuted my well beloved Wife Mary Andrews to 
act in my place & be my true & Lawfull Atturney Irevocable 
for me & in my name & to my use as alsoe (blank space) give re- 
ceapts to make an end of any defiferances of any conscrne either 
upon the account of Lands or otherwaies aquittances or any other 
discharges of ye Same to doe as I my Selfe might doe if I were 
there ^sonally p''sent holding firm & Stable all & w^soever my 
Sd Atturney Shall doe or cause to be done in or about Such the 
abovesd consernes herein mentioned or any other by vertue of 
these p''sence In witnes whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand 
& Scale the first day of June in ye yeare one thousand Six hun- 
dred Eigty five 

Sealed & dd. Samuell Andrews O 

in ye p''sence of us 
Henry Townsend Junier 
Isaac Horner (See Appendix for explanation) 

know all men by these p''sents I Joseph Ludlam of Oysterbay 
Cooper upon good considerations moveing me thereunto doe As- 
signe over unto Isaac Horner of the Same place all my whole 
right title & Interest unto the Land & Swamp mentioned in this 
Bill of Sale which is Inclosed w*'' all my right to this to this deed 



304 Book B 

& what it makes mention I the abovesd Joseph Ludlam doe assigne 
over from me my Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes unto 
the abovesd Isaac Horner to him his Heires Execuf^ administrate 
or Assignes forever peacably to possess & Injoy having received 
full Satisffaction as witnes my hand & Scale in Oysterbay this 
twenty fourth of ye 6*'' month called August in ye yeare 1685 
In p''sence of us Joseph Ludlam O 

Henry Townsend Se"" 
Robert Townsend 

{p. 21) — This Instrum* of Writing or Deed of Conveyance wit- 
nesseth unto all Christian people to whom it may come or any 
waies concerne Know yee that I under written Suscaneman Allis 
Runasuk an Indean & Chief ^prietor & owner of all ye Lands 
comonly called & known by ye name of Matenacok Scituate Lying 
& being w^'^in ye pattent & Township of Oysterbay w^'^in Queens 
County upon Long Island in New England for ye value of twelve 
pounds Silvar money to me in hand pd me before ye Signeing & 
Sealing hereof I doe hereby owne & Acknowledg to have bar- 
gained Sold & by p''sent possession delevered unto Joseph Dick- 
inson Sixty Acres of Wood Land upon Matenacock Lying & being 
Bounded as followeth, the first bounds whareof begineth at a 
White oake tree by ye now fut path from Oysterbay to Isaac 
Doutys plantation called Littleworth on ye west of Sd path & 
Joyning being bounder to ye highway as Laid out to Littleworth 
between John Williams Land and ye Sd Joseph Dickinsons Land 
& from ye Sd white oake he is to Range or run upon a South 
Line as already bounded Eighty rod to to a small Chesnut by me 
marked and from thence a Cross ye Swomp west one hundred & 
twenty Rod & from thence Eighty rod north to ye Sd highway 
& from thence by ye Sd highway one hundred & twenty rod to 
ye first bound"" Including w^'^in ye Sd bounds Sixty Acres of 
Wood Land according to ye Survey of Thomas Townsends & 
Nathaneell Coles by me ordered & appoynted to Lay out all my 
Lands accordingly being alowed eighteen foot to ye rod & be it 
in quantity more or Less according to their Survey w"* equall 
privileges in all ye rest of my undivided Lands aff every alotm* 
is Laid out as already granted to ye Inhabitants of Oysterbay I 
doe hereby own & acknowledge to have Sould ye Sd tract of 
Wood-Land as abovesd bounded, w**" all ye priveledges as Spece- 
fied thereuto belonging unto ye abovesd Joseph Dickinson of 
Oysterbay w"Mn Queens County to him his Heires Execut" 
Administraf^ or Assignes to have & to hold occupie possess & 
enjoy as his or their owne ^^ right title & Interest forever from 
me or any from by or under me or any other either Christian or 
Indean Laying claime thereunto by p''tence of right by Birth 
grant Gift Salle or otherwise be it of what nature whatsoever I 
obliege my Selfe Heires & Successors to maintaine & defend ye 



Book B 305 

Sd Joseph Dickinson his Heires & Suckseasors in there peaceable 

Injoym' of ye p''mises forever as firmly to all intents & purposes 

as might be written or worded according to Law to ye ^formance 

& confirmation of this my deed of Sale I have Set to my hand & 

Seale in Oysterbay January ye 12**" 1684 

Signed Sealed & dd. Suscaneman X allis Runasuck O 

in p''sence of us his mark & Seale 

Henry Townsend Se"" Quarapin X his mark & Seale O 

George Townsend Samous X his marke & Seale O 

Henery Spencer 

Adam Wright 

Memorandum January ye 12'^ 1684 

I under Written Suscaneman Allis Runasuk doe hereby own & 
acknowledge that I have received twenty five Shillings Silvar 
money of Joseph Dickinson for w'^'' he is to have all that Land 
at ye west end of his last purchase he made of me at ye Sedar 
Swamp home to ye Cart way from Muschedacove to ye plaines 
be it in quantity more or less taking ye Same breadth as his deede 
exq^seth home to ye Sd Highway w'=*^ Land is to him his Heires 
or Assignes for ever from me my Heires or Assignes according to 
ye tenure of ye w'^in writen Deed forever as Witnes my hand 
testes Tho : Townsend his 

John (R) Rogers Suscaneman Allis X Runasuk 

his marke marke 

vide XXX 

(/). 22) — To ye Authority of ye County of Oysterbay on Long 
Island these p^'sent Leave this with Ephraim Carpenter or Wil- 
liam Thornycroft of Muskeeto Cove to be conveyed as above 
directed 

To ye Hon'^'i the Gentlemen bearing authority in ye County of 
Oysterbay on Long Island, 

Gentlemen Whereas it pleased god by death to remove my aged 
ffather who was sometime resident amongst you And as to what 
Small estate he left behind him you were pleased to take care 
for ye ordering & Securing ye Same I am obliged to you for yo"" 
care & diligence ; heartyly returning you many thankes, and 
whereas you are pleased further to Informe that I Should yet 
declare how my mind is, as to the disposition of ye Sd estate; 
I William Hopkins of Providence in ye Collony of Rhode Island 
& Providence Plantations in New England Son of Thomas Hop- 
kins S"" formerly of ye Sd Providence but some time Since de- 
ceased within ye County of Oysterbay on Long Island ; doe with 
the consent of my Young"" Brother Thomas Hopkins determine & 
dispose the estate Mooveable which on Long Island belongeth to 
our deceased ffather Thomas Hopkins as followeth That after all 



306 Book B 

charges are defrayed; What estate is remaining Ten Shillings 
thereof Shall be unto our Sister Elizabeth Curbie, and to each of 
our Sister Elizabeth Curbie her children are by her husband 
Richard Curbie already borne ffive Shillings and all ye rest of ye 
estate which is not before disposed to be unto ye two Children of 
our Sd Sister Elizabeth which she had before she married Richard 
Curbie equally to be divided between them; and I doe desire & 
appoint my Loving friends Ephraim Carpenter & William Thorny- 
croft of Muskeeto Cove & Richard Curbie of Littleworth to be 
overseers to Look after ye Sd estate for ye benefit of ye Sd two 
Children and the power to lye & be for ye ordering ye Sd estate 
for ye Sd Childrens benefitt in any two of ye Sd overseers agree- 
ing. In witnes whereof I doe hereunto Set my hand & Scale Oc- 
tober ye twenty & ninth in ye yeare one thousand Six hundred 
eighty & five 

Signed & sealed William Hopkins O 

in the p''sence of us 
Benjamin Smith 
Joseph Williams 

This above written Instrum* was by Captain William Hopkins 
acknowledged to be his act & deed the day & yeare above written 
before me Joseph Jenkes 

Eastland: John: Mu: ru: 

Be it known by these p'"sents yt I Henry Townsend Sen*^ of 
Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Evince of 
New Yorke do by these p^'sents ffreely Give Assign & Make over 
a certain piece of Land unto John Eastland ye Son of Joseph 
Eastland Deceased he being an Orphan and now Servant to my 
Son Henry Townsend Ju*" which piece of Land afore mentioned 
Lyeth on ye Mill river Neck in Oysterbay aforesd and was for- 
merly purchased by the Sd Henry Townsend Sen'' of my Son 
John Townsend as by his Deed under his hand and seal bearing 
Date ye 25*^ Day of July 1687 doth plainly appear and Recorded 
in Oysterbay in ye Book B : in page ye 96 & 97 : It being ^t of ye 
Right of Comonage belonging to ye House and Lott w*^^ John 
Townsend before named bought of James Blevin whose Deed 
Stands Recorded in ye forenamed Book in page ye 109: To- 
gether w'** all my Right, Title and Interest, Claim or Demand 
w*Soever w'^'^ I ye Sd Henry Townsend Sen'' now have or any or 
either of my Heirs, Execuf^ administraf^ or assignes may here- 
after have of and in ye foremencon'd piece of Land w'^^ Con- 
taineth in Quantity Thirteen Acres as Laid out to ye Sd James 
Blevin ; To Have & to hold ye Sd piece of Land to him ye Sd 
John Eastland his Heires & Assigns to his & their only ^^ use 
& behoofe forever, And I ye Sd Henry Townsend Sen*" do further 



Book B 307 

Covenant that it Shall & may be Lawful for him ye Sd East Land 
his Heires or Assignes quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupy, 
possess & Injoy ye Said piece of Land forever w'^'out ye Lawful 
Lett hindrance or Interuption of him ye Sd Henry his Heires Ex- 
ecutors or Assignes or Any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully 
Claiming for by [or] und"" him or any or either of them Not- 
withstanding any form"" Gift, Grant, Bargain or Sale w' Soever; 
Witnes my hand & Seal the First day of Novemb'' one thousand 
Six hundred eighty eight 1688: 

Signed Sealed & dd. Henry Townsend Sen*" O 

in p''sence of 
John Newman 
William Willis 

(y,. 2J)— EDMUND ANDROS ESQ^ Seigneur of Sausmarez 
Lieut* & Governour generall under his Royal Highness JAMES 
Duke of Yorke & Albany &c of all his Teritorys in AMERICA 
To all to whome these p'"sents Shall come Sendeth Greeting 
WHEREAS there is a certaine Towne in ye North Riding of 
Yorkshire upon Long Island commonly called & known by ye 
name of Oysterbay Scituate Lying & being on ye North Side of 
ye Said Island towards ye Sound having a certaine Tract of Land 
thereunto belonging; The East bounds whereof begin at the head 
of ye COLD SPRING and so to range upon a Southward Line 
from ye SOUND or NORTH SEA to ye SOUTH SEA Cross 
ye Island to ye South East bounds of their South Meadows 
at a certaine River called by ye Indyans WARRASKETUCK; 
thence running along ye Sea Coast wesfly & another cer- 
taine River called ARRASQUAUNG then Northerly to the 
Eastermost Extent of ye Great Plaines where ye Lyne Divides 
Hempstead and Robert Williams bounds ; from thence Stretching 
westerly along ye Midle of ye Said Plaines till it beares South 
from the Said Robert Williams markt tree at ye point of Trees 
called CANTIAGGE thence on a North Line to ye Said Markt 
Tree; and then in a North-west Line Somewhat Westerly to ye 
head of Hempstead Harbour on ye East Side to to ye Sound ; And 
from thence Easterly along ye Sound to ye aforemenconed North 
& South Line w^^ runs Cross ye Island by ye COLD SPRING 
aforesaid Bounded on ye North by ye Sound on ye East by Hunt- 
ington Limitts on ye South part by ye Sea & part by Hempstead 
Limmits, and on ye West by ye Bounds of Hempstead aforesd 
Including all ye Necks of Lands & Islands w^'^in ye afore described 
Bounds & Limitts KNOW YEE that by vertue of his Ma*'" 
Letters pattents and ye Comission & Authorytie unto me Given 
by his Royall Highness ; I have Ratefied Confirmed & Granted ; 
And by these presents do hereby ratefie confinne & grant unto 
Henry Townsend Sen"" Nicholas Wright Thomas Townsend Gid- 
eon Wright Richard Harcker Joseph Carpenter and Josias Lating 



308 Book B 

as patentees for and on ye behalf of themselves and their Asso- 
ciates ye ffreeholders & Inhabitants of ye Said Towne their 
Heires Successors and Assignes ; all ye afore menconed Tract of 
Land w*''in ye Said Bounds w*^ ye Hands & Necks of Land as 
aforesaid ; Together w**^ all ye Wood-land ; Plaines, Meadows, 
Pastures, Quarries, Marshes, Waters Lakes, Rivers, Fishing, 
Hawking, Hunting & fifowling; And all other profits Comoditys 
Emoluments & Hereditaments to ye Said Towne Tract of Land & 
premises w^^'in ye Limitts & bounds afore menconed described ; be- 
longing or in any Wise Appertaining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD 
all and Singular ye Said Lands Hereditam*' & premises w*^ their 
and every of their Appertenances & every part & parcell thereof to 
ye Said patentees and their Associates their Heyres Successors 
& Assignes to ye proper use & behoofe of them ye Said patentees 
& their Associates their Heires Successors and Assignes forever ; 
The tenure of ye Said Land and premises to be according to ye 
Custom of ye Mannour of East Greenwich in ye County of Kent 
in England in free & comon Soceage & by Fealty only provided 
alwaies notwithstanding that ye extent of ye Bounds here recited 
doe no way prejudice or infringe ye particular propriety of any 
person or persons who have right by pattent or other Lawfull 
claime to any part or parcell of Land or Tenements w'^^in [the] 
Limitts aforeSaid ; onely that all ye Lands and plantacons w'^'in 
ye Said Limits & bounds shall have relation to ye Town in Gen- 
erall for ye Well Government thereof ; And if it Shall So happen 
that any part or parcell of ye Said Lands w^'^in ye Bounds & 
Limmits afore described be not already purchased of ye Indyans 
it may be purchased (as occasion) according to Law ; I doe here- 
by Likewise confirme and Grant unto ye Said patentees — xxiiij — 
(p. 24) — And their Associates their Heires Successors and As- 
signes all ye priviledges & imunities belonging to a Township 
w*^in this Governm* and that ye place of their present habitation 
and aboade Shall continue & retaine ye name of OYSTERBAY by 
w'^'^ name & Stile it Shall be distinguisht & known in all Bar- 
gaines & Sales, deeds Records & Writings; They making im- 
provement thereon according to Law; and Yielding & paying 
therefore yearly & every year unto his Royall Highness use as 
a QUITT RENT one Good fatt Lamb on ye 25*1^ Day of March 
unto Such Officer or Officers as Shall be empowered to receive ye 
Same; GIVEN under my hand and Sealed w**^ the Scale of ye 
province in New Yorke this 29'*^ Day of September in ye 29^^ 
yeare of his ma*'^^ Reigne Annoq Domini: 1677: 
Examined by me E Andross 

Matthias Nicolls Seer 

This is a true Record of the originall Patent of Oysterbay 
written and Examin'd by me John Newman Record*" 



Book B 309 

New Yorke Novemb'' ye ffirst 1684: 

Memorandum that is {it) is agreed & Consented unto by us 
whose names are underwritten deputed from ye Town of Oyster- 
bay to adjust and ascertaine ye Bounds & Limitts between ye 
Towns of Oysterbay & Hempsteed before ye Governour & Coun- 
cil at Fort James in New Yorke that ye Bounds & Limitts be- 
tweene Oysterbay & Hempsteed begin at Barre Beach according 
to an Agreement made ye 25 day of October : 1677 : witness our 
hands 

Signed in ye Tho : Townsend 

p''sence of Nathaniell Coles 

John Spragge John Wickes 

Geo : fifavewell Isaac Horner 

This is an Indorsm' written on ye Back Side of the before 
written patent 

(^p, 25)— EDMUND ANDROS ESQ'' Seigneiur of Sauamarez & 
Lieutenant and Governour Gen'^^" under his Royall Highnes 
JAMES duke of Yorke & Albany &c of all his Territories in 
America WHEREAS there is a certaine Tract of Land at 
Muskitoeecove in the North Riding of York Shire upon Long 
Island w'^*' by my order hath been Laid out for Joseph Car- 
penter Nathaneell Coales Daniell Coales Robert Coales & 
Nicholas Simpkins ye Said Land Lying by ye Side of Hemp- 
steed Harbour beginning at a Certaine Markt Tree formerly 
marked for Coll Lewis Morris Rangig thence due East by 
ye Land of ye Said Coll Morris Eighty Chaines Ranging ye 
Same Course from Coll Morrices Easterne bounds to cer- 
taine Markt Trees upon ye Common fforty Chaines ; Thence 
South one Hundred Sixty & four Chaines to certaine Markt 
Trees Thence Ninety Chaines due West to ye Reare of ye 
Lotts of Richard Kirbie; Jacob Brooken George Douning & Rob- 
ert God fry; Thence due North by ye Said Lotts Sixty Chaines; 
and thence due West to ye water Side Ranging by the Water 
Side to ye Runne of Coll Lewis Morris and thence Nearest South 
to ye first markt Tree, Including in ye Same the Swampe and 
Mill Rune to ye Said Patentees Contayning in all one Thousand 
& Seven hundred Acres as by ye Returne under ye hand of ye 
Surveyors doth & maye appeare ; KNOW YEE that by vertue of 
his ma^'^s Letters pattents & ye Commission & Authority unto 
me Given by his Royall Highnesse I have Given & Granted and 
by these p''sents doe hereby Give & Grant unto ye Said Joseph 
Carpenter Nathaneell Coales, Daniell Coles, Robert Coales & Nich- 
olas Simkins their Heires and Assignes the afore recited Tract of 
Land Swamp Mill Rune and premises w'** their and every of 
their of their Appurtenances TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the 
Said Tract of Land, Swamp; Mill Rune and premises unto ye 



310 Book B 

Said Joseph Carpenter Nathaneell Coles Daniel Coales Robert 
Coales & Nicholas Simkins their Heyres & Assignes unto ye 
proper use & behoofe of them ye Said Joseph Carpenter Nath- 
aneell Coales Daniell Coales Robert Coles & Nicholas Simkins 
their Heyres & Assignes for ever they making improvement there- 
on according to Law, And Yielding & paying therefore Yearly 
and every Yeare unto his Royall Highness use as a Quitrent one 
Bushel of good Winter Wheat unto Such officer or officers as 
Shall be empowered to receive the Same GIVEN under my hand 
& Sealed w*^ the Seale of ye province in New York this 29'*^ day 
of September in the 29"^ yeare of his Ma*'^^ Reigne Annoq 
Domini: 1677: E ANDROSS 

Examined by me Matthias Nicolls Seer 

This is a true Record of ye originall Patent of Muskitoe Cove 
written & Examined by me John Newman Record'' 

for ye Town of Oysterbay 

New Yorke 

Reed ye 18**^ May: 1686: of M'' Nathanell Coles ye Sume of 
Twenty Eight Shillings in Liew of Seven Bushells of winter 
Wheat on acco"- quitt rent of ye pattent for Muskeeto Cove I 
Say Rec^ for his Maj*'" use 01' : 08^ Lucas Santen Recev"" 

A true Record of ye above written reciept Compared w*** ye 
original By John Newman Record' 

(Date correct. See p. 285 for Oysterbay quit rent) 

(p. 26 blank; p. 27 and 28 missing; p. 29) — To all Christian Peo- 
ple to whome this pre [sent] writing shall Come or In anywise Ap- 
pertaine Be [it] known yt I Nathan Burdsall Junio"" of Matena- 
cock In ye Township of Oysterbay In Queens County on ye 
IsLand of Nassaw In the province of New-yorke ffor and In 
the Consideration of the Sume of five pounds In Currant mone[y] 
of Newyorke afore said In hand paid and by me ye said Nathan 
Burdsall Junior'' Received of Nathaniel Burdsall my Naturall 
{"natural" in these records means "ozvn," and carries no stigma) 
Brother In ye Township of Hemsteed before the signing and 
sealing and Dilivery hereof to mye fifull Content and Satisfaction 
and ffor other good Causes and Considerations me ye said me ye 
said Nathan Burdsall Junio"" Especially Moving Have Given 
Granted Alienated In feoffed Assigned Sold and Confirmed and 
by these presents Do Give Gra[nt] Alienate Infeofe Assigne and 
Confirme unto Nathaneel Burdsall my Naturall Brother aforesaid 
Ten Acrees of Land the first Bounder whereof is to begin at on the 
North side of a Certain Stream of Water lying and being In the 
abovesd Nathans Land which is within ffifty Rode of the above- 
said Nathans now Dwelling house and so to stretch southwardly 
[to] the abovesaid Line and West to ye Middle of the abovesaid 
Nathans Land above Mentioned Withall my Right title Interest 



Book B 311 

Claim and Demand Whatsoever which I the said Nathan Burdsall 
now have or which any or Either of my Heires Executors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes may hereafter have all and Singular the 
said Granted percel of Land with fifree Egress and Regreess there- 
unto to Have and to Hold unto him ye said Nathaniel Burdsall 
His heires Executor or Assignes all and singular ye said Granted 
percel of Land and premises with ye Appertences thereof to ye 
only proper use and behoofe of him the said Nathaniel Burdsall 
his Heires and Assignes fifor Ever peaceable possession of all and 
Singular the said Granted ^mises by the Dilivery of Turffe and 
fTurther Covenant and agree to and with my said Brother yt It 
shall and May be Lawfull flfor him his Heires Executors or As- 
signes Quietly and peaceably to Have hold occupy possess and 
Enjoy all and Singular ye said Granted ^cell of Land and ^mises 
ffor Ever Without the Lawfull Lett or Mollestation of me ye said 
Nathan Burdsall my Heires Executors administrators or As- 
signes or any other person or ^sons Lawfully Claiming flfor by 
and under me or Either of them Notwithstanding any fiformer 
Gift Grant Mortga[ge] or Sale whatso Ever and the same to ye 
said Nathaniel Burdsall to warrant and Defend according as be- 
fore Is Expressed In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Sett my 
hand and Seal here In Oysterbay this Twenty fourth day of May 
In ye year of our Lord god one thousand Six hundred Ninety 
Eight Inter lined between the fifteen and Sixteen Lines may 
hereafter have before ye sealing and Dilivery hereof 
Signed Sealed and Dilive^*^ Nathan X Burdsall O 

In ye presence of us his marke 

Job Wright 
John Townsend 
John Urquhart 

(p, 30)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this ^sent 
writing shall Come or in any wise appertaine Be it known yt Wee 
John Wright & Edmond Wright both of Oysterbay in Queens 
County on Long Island, alias Nassau in ye Collony of New York 
for & in ye Consideration yt David Underbill of Oysterbay aforesd 
hath und*" his Hand & Scale By an assignment under his hand 
& Seal bearing Date with these ^sents assigned & Confirmed 
unto us a Deed of Sale from Samuell Burdsall bearing Date ye 
Twelfth Day of October 1694: and containing Certaine Lands 
at Hogg Island in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd: to our fTuIl 
Content & Satisfaction, and for other Good Causes & Consid- 
erations us ye Said John & Edmond Especially Moving Have 
Given, Granted, Alienated, Infeofifed assigned. Sold & Confirmed 
and by these p''sents wee ye Said John & Edmond do Give, Grant, 
Alienate Infeoffe Assigne Sell & Confirme unto David Underbill 
aforesaid all yt of a Certaine Lott or piece of Land Lying and 
(being on ye South Side of ye South Side of ye Town of Oyster- 



312 Book B 

bay aforesaid and Bounded on ye west end With Isaac Doughtys 
Lott of Land, on ye South Side by a Highway which Leadeth up 
ye Hollow by John Weekes his Lott and Joseph Weekes Lott on 
ye East by another Highway Leading Southward into another 
Hollow, and on ye South by ye Comons; Be it in quantity as it 
is ffound when Surveyed & laid out, And also as Much more Land 
on ours ye Said John & Edmonds Land, right in ye Comons of ye 
Old purchase of Oysterbay aforesd for ye Said David to take 
up when he sees Cause as will make up with ye fforementioned 
piece or Lott, one & Twenty Acres of Land Compleat, at any 
place w^'^in ye Said old purchase (other mens rights Highwayes 
& watering places excepted) which Said Granted Lott or peece of 
Land was formerly Given by ye town to Nicholas Wright de- 
ceased, and by the Said Nicholas Conveyed to his Sons the Said 
John & Edmond Together with all our right title & Interest 
Claime & Demand what soever w*^'' we ye Said John & Edmond 
Wright now have or w'='* any or either of our Heires, Execut" or 
Assignes may hereafter have of, to or in ye forementioned one 
and twenty Acres of Land, with all ^fits Comoditys, Timber, 
Trees to ye Same in any wise Ap^taining TO HAVE & TO 
HOLD unto him ye Said David Underbill his Heires & Assignes 
all & Singular the Said Granted one & Twenty Acres of Land & 
p''mises to ye only ^^ use and behoofe of him ye Said David 
Underbill his Heires & Assignes ffor ever, And ye Said John & 
Edmond hath putt ye Sd David in to Lawfull possession of Sd 
Granted Land by ye Dilivery of Turf & Twigg & by ye Delivery 
of these p''sents, And ye Sd John Wright & Edmond Wright do 
for themselves their Heires Execut" & Assignes further Covent. 
& agree to & with ye Said David that it Shall & may be Law- 
full for him ye Said David his Heires & Assignes quietly & 
peaceably to have, hold, occupy possess & erijoy all & Singular 
ye Said Granted one & Twenty Acres of Land & p''mises flforever 
with out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of them the 
Said John & Edmond Wright their or either of their Heires, Ex- 
ecut" or Assignes or any other person or persons Lawfully 
Claiming for, by or und"" them or any or either of them Not 
withstanding any former Grant Mortgage or Sale what Soever, 
and ye Sd John & Edmond Wright & either of them do Hereby 
bind themselves & their Heires to Warrant & Defend ye Said 
Granted Land & p''mises to ye Said David Underbill his Heires 
& Assignes forever, According as before is expressed IN WIT- 
NES whereof we have hereunto Sett our hands & Scales ye 
Thirteenth Day of October in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand 
Six hundred Ninety ffour ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ 

Signed Sealed & Dd. m p-'sence of us t^j^^^ ^ Wright O 

John Newman the mark of 

John Dewsbury Edmond X Wright O 



Book B 813 

Be it known by these p''sents yt whereas Joseph Dickinson of 
Oysterbay on Long Island alias Nassau in ye Collony of New 
Yorke hath fformerly Granted, Sold & Confirmed unto Samson 
Hawxhurst of Oysterbay aforesd all yt of Certaine parcells of 
Land Lying & being at ye Head of ye Mill River Joyning to 
Anthonys Island (So Called) being Bounded on ye North west 
by a Highway, on ye South west by ye Comons on ye Southeast 
by a Highway, and on ye Northeast by the Said Anthonys Island, 
Containing in Sd Bounds ten Acres of Land, And one other par- 
cell of Land Containing Sixteen Acres of Land more or Less as 
Laid out by ye Town Survey'' October ye 24 1682: and Stands 
Recorded in ye Book A: page 103: where ye Bounds thereof is 
to be Seen Now I the Sd Samson Hawxhurst for & in ye Con- 
sideration yt David Underbill of Oysterbay aforesaid hath 
Granted & Confirm'd unto me Certaine Lands at Cedar Swamp, 
and paid unto me ye Sd Samson ye Sume of Ten pounds Currant 
money of New Yorke before ye Sealing hereof and for other 
Good Causes me especially Moving Have Assigned Made over 
& Confirm'd and by these p''sents Do assigne Make over & Con- 
firme unto David Underbill aforesd the fforementioned Deed of 
Sale w*^'* ye Said Joseph Dickinson Gave to me ye Sd Samson 
for ye Land above mentioned w'='^ Deed beareth Date ye 4''' Day 
of March in ye Year 1691 : and Stands recorded in Oysterbay in 
ye Booke B page 206: With all ye right, title & Interest w^*" I 
my self or any or either of my Heires Execut" or Assignes May 
now or hereaff have of, to or in ye Land abovementioned by 
virtue of Sd Deed, And by ye Records thereof, both in ye Grant 
Tenure & in every Clause & Covenant thereof in as full power 
& Strength as it is Conveyed to me ye Said Samson To Have and 
to hold unto him ye Said David Underbill his Heires & Assignes 
forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal 
ye Eighteenth Day of flfebruary in ye yeare of our Lord. 1696 
Signed Sealed & Dd in p'sence of us Samson Hawxhurst O 
John Newman 
Samuel Macoune 

{p. 5i)— Oysterbay ye 19''^ Day of flfebuary 1683/4 
Bee it known unto all Christian people to whom this Instru- 
ment of writing may Come or any waies conceme Know ye that 
whereas Henry Bell now Residing at Oysterbay upon Long 
Island in Queens County having Married an Ind[ian] woman 
of ye Naragansets one of our own Nation & Requesting of us 
Some Land upon Matenacock for a Setlement, Be it Known that 
wee under written ye Indeans & Chief ^prietors of ye Lands 
comonly called & known by ye name of Matenacock Lying & 
being w'^^in ye patten & Township of Oysterbay have & by these 
p''sents do declare that we have forever fre[ely] Given unto ye 
abovesd Henry Bell and Jane his now wife ffifty Acres of Land 



314 Book B 

upon Matenacock at or by ye Streame called by ye name of 
Chagechageing Swomp on ye west Side of ye High way to Mate- 
nacock as Shall be Laid out by us when Requested or demanded 
by ye Said Bell w'='' Said fififty Acres of Land as abovesd we doe 
freely Give from us our Heires Execut" Administrate or As- 
signes forever unto the abovesd Henry Bell & Jane his wife their 
Heires Execut" or Assignes To have & to hold occupie possess 
& enjoy as his or their or either of them their ^per Rights titles 
& Interest from us or any from by or under us for ever as fully 
to all Intents Constructions as might or could be drawn or writ- 
ten by any Deed of Coveyance whatsoever according to Law to 
ye performance of this our Deed of Gift we have Subscribed our 
hands & Set to our Scales in Oysterbay day & Date above written : 
and in p''sence of us 

Testes Tho: Townsend Suscaneman X his O 

John (R) Rogers marke 

his marke Werah X his O 

marke 

To all Christian people to whom this p''sent writing Shall come 
or in any wise Appertaine Be it Known that I Thomas Townsend 
of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Colony of 
New Yorke for divers good Consid''ations Moving me thereunto 
Have Given Granted made over Alienated & Confirmed & by these 
p''sents I ye Said Thomas Townsend doe give grant make over 
Alienate & Confirme unto John Applegate of ye Same place & 
Colony Eight Acres of Land Lying and being at ye old planting 
ffield and a piece of Swomp & upland at ye Head of ye Swamp 
between ye Clefts & also a piece of Land by the Rockey Spring 
the two Last Specified pieces of Swamp & uplands Containing 
by estimation Six Acres be it more or less & half a Share of 
Meadow at ye Bever Swomp Lying at ye South Side of James 
Townsends Salt Marsh all Lying & being w*^in the bounds Con- 
tained in ye patten of Oysterbay together with all my right title 
and Interest w"^** I now have or w'^'' any or either of my Heires 
Execut" administrate qj. Assignes Shall or may have hereafter 
of & in the p'"mises or any ^t or ^cell thereof To have & to hold 
unto him the Said John Appelgate his Heires Execut" Adminis- 
traf^ or Assignes all & Singular the p''mises & every ^t & ^cell 
thereof w*^ all ^fits & comodities thereto belonging or in any 
wise Ap^taining forever, And the Said Thomas Townsend doth 
put ye Sd John Applegate into a a Lawfull & peaceable posses- 
sion of & in the p''mises by the Delivery of these presents And 
the Sd Thomas doth further declare that it Shall & may be Law- 
full for him ye Said John Applegate his Heyres or Executors 
administrate or Assignes to have hold occupie possess & Enjoy 
all & Singular the p''mises forever without ye Lawfull lett hin- 
drance or Interuption of him the Sd Thomas his Heires Execuf* 



Book B 815 

Administrate or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Law- 
fully claiming for by or under him by vertue of any former Gift 
Grant Bargaine or Sale Whatsoever And I ye Said Thomas do 
own this my Deed to be good & effectual according to ye true 
Intent & meaning hereof In VVitnes whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Scale the fTourteenth Day of October in the yeare of 
our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty and ffive 
Signed Sealed & Dd Tho: Townsend O 

in p''sence of us 

witnes Henry Townsend Ju*" vide cliij 

Job Wright 

(p. 32) — This Instrument of writing witnesseth unto all Christian 
people to whom it may come or any waies Concerne Know ye 
that whereas Peter Wright Sc of this town of Oysterbay for- 
merly deceased Stood in his Life time possessed off a Home Lott, 
Orchard & Sev''all Divisions of out Lands & Meadows within 
this town & Township but he decesing Intestate might cause or 
^vd great disquietness amongst his Sons as to ye division or 
disposition of ye Said Lands in respect of ye Strictness of ye Law 
in Such cases ^vided Therefore for ye p"'vention of any further 
trouble that may any waies arise for ye future to ye right of ye 
Said Lands of ye Said Peter Wright Deceased here in Oysterbay 
as above mentioned, We underwritten Adam Wright Job Wright 
& Peter Wright eldest Son to Gideon Wright deceased w*** ye 
Ap^bation & consent of his Gardian Tho : Townsend & by ye 
Advice & consent of John Townsend & James Townsend ov''seers 
of ye Sd Gideon Wrights will ; have Joyntly & Unanimously 
agreed & concluded a division of all ye Said Lands Housing 
Orchards & Meadows of Peter Wright Se*" deceased as abovesd 
w*^'^ is to be hereby fforever held & Looked upon w^^'out any fur- 
ther p''tence Crittick or reservation to be ye Sd Adam Wrights 
Job Wrights & Peter Wrights eldest Son to Gideon Wright de- 
ceased to them their Heires or Assignes forever according to ye 
division of every ^t & ^cell thereof as followeth : ffirst that all 
ye Meadows & uplands at ye South & Lands upon the plaines 
& Lands upon ye Town Comons already Divided & yt are to be 
divided so ye abovesd Right is to be Equally Divided between ye 
Sd Adam, Job, & Peter, Secondly as to ye Home Lott it is to be 
divided into three ^ts peter to have ye first, beginning at John 
Dickinsons Comer next ye Street & so to Range as low as ye 
North Corner of ye Said Dickinsons Lott taking in all ye Hous- 
ing & Orchards Eastward ffronting to ye Street, Thirdly Adam 
is to have his Third part ffronting to ye Street South end, and 
John Wrights Lott East Side, his Cosin peter west Side, and his 
Brother Jobs home Lott north end, ffourthly Job is to have his 
third part Ranging by the Rere of Said Dickinsons home Lott & 
his Cosin Peters division up to ye Rere of his own Lott S*''*^ 



316 Book B 

Job is to have the Salt Share of Meadow Joyning on ye west 
Side of George Townsends Meadow, And all ye rest of Lands & 
Meadows here not mentioned Gideon Wrights Heires & Adam 
Wright & Job Wright are to possess & enjoy as they now Stand 
possessed off & were at ye death of ye Said Gideon And Henry 
Townsend & Nathaneell Coles are appoynted to make division of 
ye Said home Lott According to agreement; To ye true Intent 
& ffurther Confirmation of this abovementioned agreement wee 
have Set too our hands & Seales on ye other Side this 6*^ day of 
October 1685 

It is agreed & to be understood yt what uplands in the town 
Comons hath been formerly taken up by vertue of ye within 
mentioned home Lott & Im^ved is to be equally divided accord- 
ing to ye first Article anything mentioned to ye Contrary not- 
withstanding And that Henry Townsend & Nathaneel Coles are 
to make equall division of the home Lott and Lands according 
to ye within written agreement having no reference to quallity 
And to this wee Subscribe our hands & Set too our Seales ye 
Day w^'^in written, ffurther Adam is to have ye Barne yt Stands 
upon his Division of Land w**^ ye Boards there belonging to it 
Signed Sealed & Dd Adam Wright O 

in p^'sence of us Job Wright O 

George Townsend his 

John Appelgat Peter (P) Wright O 

John (R) Rogers marke 

his marke Tho: Townsend on O 

ye behalf e of ye 
Said Peter Wright 
John Townsend O 

xlv, vi cccv : James Townsend O 

{p. 33) — Be it known to all Christian people to whom these pre- 
sents may come Know yee that I under written Thomas Town- 
send now Inhabiting w*'^in ye township of Portsmouth upon 
Rhoad Island & formerly of ye town of Oysterbay in Queens 
County upon Long Island do by these p''sents manifest & declare 
that I have received before before ye Sealing hereof twenty five 
pounds boston Money and in other money equevalent of Henry 
Townsend Ju"" of ye Same Town & county for & in lew & the 
Consideracon of fiifty Acres of Land at ye Little plains up on 
Matenecok So called w'^'^ was formerly by the Indeans ^prietors 
of ye Said Lands freely given to my eldest Soon John Townsed 
as by ye Sd deed of Gift may appeare bearing date ye first day 
of March 1682 the w"^ Sd deed of gift I do hereby ^mise it 
being now at Rhode Island to have it Assigned by my Self & 
Said Soon over over unto ye Said Henry & Acknowledged before 
ye Governour there p''sent to be to ye Said Henry Townsend & 
his Heires or Assignes forever, In & to ye Same Deed & ^priaty 



Book B 317 

as there menconed from me my Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes or My Sd Soon John Townsend his Heires Execuf* 
Administrate or Assignes forever, to which I doe hereby oblidge 
my Self & Sucksesors to Defend ye Sd Henry & his Sucksesors 
from any further p''tence or claime to ye Sd Lands by my Sd 
Soon John or his Sucksesors forever as finnly to all Intents Con- 
structions & purposes as mought be vi^orded or written according 
to Law haveing referance to no other Claime as witnes my hand 
& Scale this 13*^ day of October 1685: 

Signed Sealed & Dd Tho: Townsend O 

in p''sance of 
Adam Wright 

John (R) Rogers vide Ixiiij 

his marke 

We underwitten Suscaneman & Werah the 
Indeans yt gave ye abovesd Land do con- 
sent to ye abovesd transport & confirm ye 
Same by Subscribing our hands & Seales 
Suscaneman X mark O 

his 
Werah his X mark O 

These p^'sents declareth unto all whomsoever it may any waies 
consarne that I Samiell Andrews of Oysterbay in queens County 
on Long Island for Six pounds & teen Shillings in hand received 
at Signing heer of have Sould w*** ye consent of my wife one 
quarter of ye right or Sheere of Meadow that was our unkell 
Antony Wrights of ye South Meadows unto ye Widow Mary 
Jesup Daughter of the deceased Robert Williams of Lusum 
neere Oysterbay in ye Town & County abovesd To have & to 
hould and fo<r> hire & hire Heirs Executors Administrate or As- 
signs and forever to enjoy for hire own ^^ right titelle & In- 
trest hires & Successors forever, we say wee have Sould ye 
Said quarter of Sheere of Meadow for pay in hand received from 
us our Heires Executors Administrate & Assigns unto hire ye 
Said Mary Jesup hire Heires Execuf^ Administrate and Assigns 
forever and do by this fermly ingeag our Selves our Heirs Exe- 
cute or Assignes to defend ye Sd Mary Jesup in ye quiet & 
peaceable injoyment of ye Said Meadow against any parson or 
parsons yt shall or may arise to trouble hire or hire Successors 
forever, as witnes our hands & Seales this tweentyeth day of 
October: 1685 

In p^'sents of us Samuell Andrews O 

George Codner Mary Andrews O 

Hope Williams 

{p. 34) — To all Christian people to whom this p'"sent writing 
Shall come or in any wise appertaine Be it known that I Isaac 



318 Book B 

Horner of Oysterbay in Queens County uppon Long Island in 
ye Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consideracon of ye Sum of 
ffourteen pounds in Silver currant pay of this Collony in hand 
paid and for other good causes & consideracons me ye Said Isaac 
especially moving Have Given Granted alienated made over Sold 
& confirmed & these p^'sents I the Sd Isaac do Give Grant Alien- 
ate make over Sell & confirme unto Eliezer Darbie of North 
Work in the Colony of penetecott all my right title & Inteerest 
w*^'^ I now have or w*=^ any of my heires Executors Administraf* 
or Assignes may hereafter have of & in one home Lott of Land 
lying and being in Oysfbay aforesaid between the Home Lott of 
Samuell Andrews & the Home Lott of Thomas Weekes Bounded 
w*** ye Street on ye North on ye East the Towns Burying place, 
on ye South w*^ ye Comon & on ye West w**' a Highway being 
form''ly Richard Crabbs but now in ye possesion of ye Said Isaac 
being by estimation ffive Acres be it more or Less Together w*** 
all right & priviledge of Comonage thereto belonging And also 
a certaine Tract of Land Lying on the East Side of ye Swomp 
called Bever Swomp ye first Bounds begineth at the River at 
Samuel Andrews South West bounder & So to run up ye hill 
Eastwardly by ye Sd Andrews Land twenty four poles, from 
thence to range by ye hills Side Southwest or thereabouts one 
Hundred and Twenty rod & thence to ye River twenty four Rod 
upon a west Northwest Line or thereabouts the River or Streame 
to be ye west bound"", and ye aforesd Bounders to be ye North 
& East & South bounders Including w*^in ye Said bounds of up- 
land & Swomp twenty Six Acres be it more or Less w''* all ^fits 
& comodities thereto belonging To have and to hold unto him ye 
Sd Eliezer Darbie his Heires Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes 
all & Singular ye p''mises & every part & ^cell thereof to ye only 
^per use & behoofe of him ye Sd Eliezer his Heires Execut" Ad- 
ministrate or Assignes forever. And ye Said Isaac hath put the 
Said Eliezer into a lawfull & peaceable possession of all & Sin- 
gnV ye p''mises by ye dilivery of these p''sents And ye Sd Isaac 
doth further Covenant that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him 
ye Sd Eliezer his Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes 
quietly and peaceably to have hold occupie possess & enjoy all & 
Singular ye p''mises w'^'out ye Lawfull Lett Hindrance or Mo- 
lestation of him ye Sd Isaac Horner his Heires Execut" Admin- 
istrate or Assignes or any other person or persons Lawfully 
claiming for by or under them or either of them or any person 
or persons whatsoever Laying any claime to ye p''mises or any 
^t or parcell thereof, of or by ye right of ye now wife of the 
Said Isaac by meanes of any former Gifts grants bargaines or 
Sales whatsoever And ye Said Isaac doth further declare that 
this his Deed Shall Stand good & effectuall according to ye true 
Intent & meaning hereof In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seale the twenty third day of October in ye first 



Book B 319 

yeare of James ye Second of England Scotland ffrance and Ire- 
land king &c and in ye year of our Lord 1685 
Signed Sealed & Dd Isaac Horner O 

in ye p''sence of us Lydia Horner O 

John Newman 
Job Wright 
John Townsend 

(^. 35)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known that I 
Isaac Horner of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island 
in ye Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consideracon of the Sum 
of Six pounds currant pay of this Collony in hand received before 
the writing hereof and for & in ye Consideration that Job : Wright 
of ye Same Town & Collony do pay or cause to be pd to John 
Wright of Oysterbay aforesd the Sum of Seventeen pounds (w'^*' 
the Sd Isaac hath taken up upon a Meadow w'^*' hereafter shall 
be mentioned) in Such pay & within the time expressed in a 
writing under his hand & Seal to ye Said John Wright bearing 
date ye 27*^ of October 1685 wherein it more Largely doth Ap- 
peare and for other Causes & considerations me ye Sd Isaac 
especially moving HAVE GIVEN GRANTED Bargained Alien- 
ated made over Sold & confirmed AND by these p^'sents I ye Said 
Isaac do Give grant Bargaine Sell & Confirme unto Job Wright 
aforesd all my right title & Interest Claime & demand whatsoever 
which I ye Sd Isaac now have or w^** any of my heires Execuf' 
Administrate or Assignes may hereafter have of & in one Share 
of Meadow Lying & being in ye home Meadows of Oysterbay 
aforesd & Bounded w'^ Simon Coopers Meadow on the West, 
& on ye South w*^ Dickinsons Lott, on ye east w*^ Adam Wrights 
Meadow & on ye North w*** ye Cove being by estimacon two two 
Acres & a quarter be it more or Less w*^ all ^fits & comoditys 
thereto belonging or Ap^taining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD 
unto him ye Said Job Wright his Heires Execut" Administrate or 
Assignes all & Singular ye p''mises & every ^t & ^cell thereof to 
ye only use & behoofe of them & every & either of them forever 
AND ye Sd Isaac doth further covenant that it Shall & may be 
Lawfull for him the Sd Job Wright his Heires Execut" Adminis- 
trate or Assignes (After he hath pd & Satisfied John Wright as 
before is exp''ssed< ) > Quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie 
possess & enjoy all & Singular the premises w'^'out ye Lawfull Lett 
hindrance or Interuption of him the Sd Isaac or any other Tr>son 
or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by or under him, Or any ^son 
or ^sons whatsoever Laying any claime to ye p''mises by ye 
right of the now wife of ye Sd Isaac, AND ye Said Isaac hereby 
declares that this his deed Shall Stand good & eflFectual accord- 
ing to ye true Intent & Meaning hereof IN WITNES whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the twenty eighth day of Octo- 



320 Book B 

ber in the ffirst yeare of ye Raigne of James ye Second of Great 

Brittaine ffrance & Ireland King &c And in ye yeare of our Lord 

1685 

Signed Sealed & Dd Isaac Horner O 

in p^'sence of us Lydia Horner O 

John Newman 

John ffry plus cxij 

This Instrument of writing may testifie to all people that it 
doth or ever may concerne, Know yee that I John Underhill of 
Metenicok in the Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on 
Long Island in ye Collony of New York for & in ye Consideracon 
of ye Just & full Sume of Twenty pounds to me in hand pd by 
John Townsend of Oysterbay in the Collony aforesd before the 
Sealing & dellevery hereof, the receit whereof I ye Sd John 
Underhill do hereby acknowledg and thereof & every ^t thereof 
do hereby aquit Release & forever discharge ye Sd John Town- 
send his Heires Execut" & Administrate do by these p^'sents Sell, 
grant release & confirme unto John Townsend his Heires Execut" 
Administrate & Assigns forever one whole Right of Land upon 
Hog Hand both devided & undevided onely reserving the Meadow- 
ing belonging to ye Sd Share to my Selfe my Heires & Asings 
I do by these p^'sents delliver into ye Actuall posesion of ye Sd 
John Townsend ye Said Share of Land To have & to hold to 
ye onely ^per use & behoofe of him ye Sd John Townsend his 
Heires & Asings for ever And ye Sd John Underhill for himself 
his heires Execuf^ Administrate doth covenant grant & agree to 
& w''' ye Sd John Townsend his Heires & Asings by these p''sents 
that he nor they Shall not Interupt Molest or disturbe the Sd 
John Townsend his Heires & Asings in the peaceable or quiet 
posesion of ye above mentioned p^'mises but Shall to ye uttermost 
of their power & knowledge ^tect ye Sd John in ye peaceable 
posesion of ye Same To w'=^ I & my wife have Sett our hands & 
Scales this Last Day of May 1685 : 

Signed Sealed & Dd Mary Underhill O 

in ye p''sence of us John Underhill O 

Benjamin Burdsall 

marke 
Samuell (SB) Burdsall 

his cccvi 

(p. 36)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome this p'-sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine, Be it known that I 
Samuell Andrews of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long 
Island in ye Collony of New York for & in ye consideration of a 
valuable Sum of money & other goods received in full Satisfaction 
before ye writing hereof, and for other causes & Consideracons me 
ye Sd Samuell especially moving, HAVE GIVEN granted, Alien- 



Book B 321 

ated, Made over, Bargained, Sold & Confirmed, And by these 
p'^sents I the Said Samuell Andrews do Give grant. Alienate Make 
over, Bargaine Sell & confirme unto Nathaeell Coles of ye Same 
place & Collony his Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes all 
my right, title & Interest, Claime & demand whatsover w'^'' I now 
have or w*^'' any of my Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes 
may hereafter have of & in my cleared ffield Lying & being in 
ye woods & enclosed w*'^in a ffence on all Sides being distant 
from ye Home Lott belonging to ye Sd Samuells now dwelling 
house about a quarter of a Mile, bearing neere Southeast from 
ye Same, Scituate Lying & being in Oysterbay aforesd. Together 
w'^ all ye fifence & ffencing Stuffe w*^** now encloseth it w'*" all 
other ^fits & comoditys thereto belonging, TO HAVE & TO 
HOLD unto him ye Sd Nathaneell Coles his Heires Execut" Ad- 
ministrate or Assignes all & Singulall ye p''mises & every ^t & 
^cell thereof to ye only ^per use & behoof of him ye Sd Nathan- 
eell Coles his Heires Executors Administraf® or Assignes forever 
AND ye Sd Samuell hath put ye Sd Nathaneell Coles into a Law- 
full & peaceable possession of & in ye p''mises by ye dilivery of 
these p''sents AND ye Said Samuell doth further covenant that it 
Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Said Nathaneell Coles his 
Heires Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes Quietly & peaceably 
to have hold occupy possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p^^mises 
forever, w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of him 
ye Sd Samuell Andrews his Heires Execut" Administrate or 
Assignes or any other person or persons Lawfully claiming for 
by or under them or any or either of them by means of any form*" 
gift grant Bargaine or Sale whatsover AND ye Sd Samuell doth 
by these presents declare that this his deed Shall Stand good 
and effectuall according to ye true Intent & meaning hereof IN 
WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Scale this 
Twenty Fourth day of October in ye first yeare of ye Reign of 
James ye Second of Great Brittaine ffrance & Ireland King &c 
and in ye year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty five ; 
It is further to be understood that ye abovesd Samuell hath by 
this deed Sold unto ye above Sd Nathaneell all his right title & 
Interest of ye field above Specified as now it Stands fenced 
Signed Sealed & Dd Samuel Andrews O 

in ye p''sence of us I own this deed to be good & 

John Newman Clerk eflfectuall as witnes my hand 

James Townsend clix Mary Andrews O 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent writing 
Shall come or in any wise Appertaine ; Be it known yt I Samuell 
Andrews of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye 
Collony of New Yorke yeoman for & in ye Consid''acon of Thirty 
four pounds in hand pd & Satisfied before ye Sealing & diliVy 
hereof and for other good causes & consid^ations me ye Sd Samuel 



322 Book B 

especially moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, Bargained Sold 
Alienated Made over and confirmed. And by these p^'sents I ye Sd 
Samuel do for me my Heires, Execut" Administrate & Assignes 
give, grant, bargaine Sell Alienate, make over & confirme unto John 
Townsend Ju"" Son of Henry Townsend se"" of Oysterbay aforesd, 
All & Singular my Meadow Lying & being in ye Salt Marshes 
of Oysterbay aforesd. & bounded on ye South by ye Medow of 
Henry Townsend Se"" on ye East w**^ ye Land of ye Sd Henry, 
on ye North ^tly by ye Meadow of Henry Townsend Ju"" & 
^tly by ye Sea, & on ye west w**^ ye Sea neer ye Mill river Creek 
(the high way between ye fence of ye Sd Meadow & ye Sea ex- 
cepted) being by estimacon two Acres & halfe or thereabout be 
it more or Less, Together w*'' ye fences in & about ye Same & 
all ^fits & Comodities thereto belonging TO HAVE AND TO 
HOLD unto him ye Sd John Townsend all & Singular ye p^'mises 
from ye Day of ye date hereof to him & his Heires & Assignes 
for ever & I ye Sd Samuel Andrews have put ye Sd John Town- 
send into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of & in ye p''mises by 
ye diliv^'y of these p^'sents, and I ye Sd Samuel do for my Selfe my 
Heires Execuf^ Administrate & Assignes, to & w*^ ye Sd John his 
Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes Covenant & agree yt 
I ye Sd Samuel Andrews do by vertue of these p''sents renounce 
& yeeld up all my right, title & Interest claime or demand w' So- 
ever w"=^ I ye Sd Samuell now have or ye (yt) any of my Heires 
Execut" Administrate or Assignes may have by vertue of any 
form"" gift, bargaine or deed to me granted of & in ye p''mises & yt 
it Shall & may be Lawfull for for him ye Sd John Townsend his 
Heires or Assignes to have hold occupy possess & enjoy all & 
Singular ye p''mises w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett, hindrance or Interup- 
tion of me ye Sd Samuell or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully 
claiming for by or under me by v^'tue of any form"" gift, grant, 
bargaine or Sale w* Soev*" & this my act & deed to Stand good 
& effectual according to ye very Intent & Meaning hereof not- 
withstanding any error or errors that may be found hereing w'^'' 
is not according to Law IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto 
Sett my hand & Scale ye Seventh day of ffebruary in ye Thirty 
Seveneth year of ye raigne of Charles ye Second of Great Brit- 
taine &c King &c and in ye yeare of our Lord 1684: Signed Sealed 
& dd in p''sence of us after ye Interlyning between ye tenth & 
eleventh Line concerning ye highway, and ye words all & Sin- 
gular ye p^^mises in the thirteenth Line 

John Newman : Simon Cooper. Samuell Andrews O 

Nathaniell Coles By ye consent of my wife 

as witnes her hand & Seale 
vide Ixiij Mary Andrews O 

(p, 37)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these 
p''sents Shall come or may conceme, Greeting; Know ye yt 



Book B 323 

whereas I Joseph Carpenter Senio"" of Muskeeto Cove upon 
Long Island in America Carpenter am Lawfully Intitled unto 
certaine Uplands, Meadows, Creeks woodlands &c: In Mus- 
keeto Cove aforesd by virtue of a Certain purchase made of 
Sev''all Indean ^priat"; edlacords {as recourse) being had 
unto ye Sd deed bearing date ye Twenty fourth day of May 
Annoq Dom one thousand Six hundred Sixty & eight will more 
fully & at Large appeare I ye Sd Joseph for & in Consid''ation 
of ye Sum of Three pounds & twelve Shillings current English 
money to me in hand pd before ye ensealing & delivery hereof 
by Moses Mugg of ye Sd place planf HAVE GIVEN, 
GRANTED Alianated, Infeoffd & Confirmd, And do by these 
p''sents give Grant Alienate, Infeoffe, confirme & transferre all 
my rights. Title Infest Claime or demand I have had or ought 
to have of a parcell of Meadow & Swamp part of the aforemen- 
tioned purchase Containing by estimation four Acres be it more 
or Less Lying & being in Muskeedo Cove Butting on ye Saw mill 
or Dame to ye east, bouded on ye South w*'* a Small Creek, 
west & North Butting upon Nathaneell Coles Meadow in ye Sd 
Cove To have & to hold unto ye Sd Moses Mudg his Heires 
Execut" Administraf* or Assignes forever free & cleare of & 
from all Letts, hindrance, Interuption or molestation whatsover 
by reason of any act or thing done by me my Heires or Assignes 
or any person or persons deriving any power from by or under 
me or them AND doe by these p''sents give unto the Sd Moses 
peaceable & quiet Livery & Sesin or possession of ye aforemen- 
tioned p''mises & ev'^y of their Appurtenances ^fits or Advantage 
& every ^t & ^cell thereof from me my Heires Execuf* Admin- 
istraf* & Assignes for ever And I ye Sd Joseph do further by 
these p''sents Covenant ^mise & agree to & with ye Sd Moses 
his Heires Execuf* Ad*"** and Assignes to give. Seal, & deliver 
any other or further deed. Act or Acts thing or things, devise 
or devises at ye ^^ charge & cost of ye Sd Moses his Heires 
or Assignes for ye more Sure & better conveying the p''mises as 
ye Sd Moses Shall be reasonably advised, devised or required 
In witnes whereof I ye Sd Joseph Carpenter have hereunto 
Sett my hand & afixed my Seal this Ninth day of August Anno 
Dom : one thousand Six hundred Seventy & four & in ye twenty 
Sixth yeare of ye Reigne of our Sov''aigne Lord King Charles 
ye Second of England Scotland flfrance & Ireland &c Md ye 
word (money) inserted in ye Margent: the words (of the) the 
word (p''sent) enterlined : And ye words (or from) was enter- 
lined before ye ensealing & dilivery hereof 

Sealed Signed & dd Joseph Carpenf O 

in p''sence of 
George X Downing 

his marke 
George Cooke plus clxxi: 



324 Book D 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent writing 
Shall come or in any wise a^taine Be it known that I Nathaneel 
Underhill of Matenacock w*^in ye Limits & bounds of Oysterbay 
in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collony of New Yorke for 
& in ye consid''acon of ye Sume of ffour Score pounds of cur- 
rant Silver Money of this Collony in hand Satisfied & paid before 
ye Sealing & diliv''y hereof & for other good causes & considera- 
cons me ye Sd Nathaneel especially Moving HAVE GIVEN, 
granted, bargained. Alienated, Made over. Sold & confirmed. And 
by these p''sents I the Sd Nathaneel do give, grant, bargain allien- 
ate make over Sell & confirme unto Henry ffranklin of filushing 
in ye County & Collony aforesd. All my right, title & Interest 
claime or demand whatsoever, which I now have, or w^*^ any of my 
Heires, Execut" Administrate or Assignes may hereafter have, 
of & in all my Land in Matenacock aforesd, Being bounded as 
f olloweth ; On ye North w*** John Underbills Land ; on ye West 
w**' Nathan Burdsalls Land ; on ye South w*^ a High way Lead- 
ing to Oysterbay; And on ye East w*** a Creek & with David 
Underbills Land & Meadow : Together w**^ all Houses outhouses, 
Orchards & Meadows contained w*^in ye Sd bounds w*** all 
^fits & comodities thereto belonging or Attaining (Except & 
alwaies reserve unto him ye Sd Nathaneel or his Assignes the 
Burying place that now is containing Six Rods Square and a 
highway to it containing one Rod wide) & Also fifourty Acres of 
Land Lying in Matenacock aforesd Bounded on ye South with 
a Highway from Muskedo Cove to Oysfbay & on ye West w*** 
James Cocks Land, being ffourty Rod in Breadth & half a Mile 
in Length w*** all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising or Ap^tain- 
ing TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him ye Said Henry flfrank- 
len his Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes all & Singular 
ye p''mises w**^ theire Ap^tenances (except before excepted) for 
ever ; AND the Sd Nathaneel hath put ye Said Henry into a Law- 
full & peaceable possession of all & Singular ye p''mises by 
ye dilivery of these p^^sents AND ye Sd Nathaneel doth further 
Covenant ^mise & agree to & w**^ ye Said Henry flfranklin that 
it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Henry his Heires Ex- 
ecut" Administrate or Assignes, quietly & peaceably to have, 
hold, occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p''mises forever 
w^^'out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of him ye Sd 
Nathaneel his Heires Executo''* or Assignes or any other ^son 
or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by under them or any or either 
of them by meanes of any former gift bargaine grant or Sale 
what Soever And I ye Sd Nathaneel do by these p''sents declare 
yt this my deed Shall Stand good & effectual according to ye true 
Intent & meaning hereof IN WITNES WHEREOF I have here- 
unto Set my hand & Seal ye twenty Second day of Novemb'' in ye 
first yeare of ye Reigne of James ye Second of Great Brittane 
f ranee & Ireland King &c & in the yeare of our Lord 1685: 



Book B 325 

Signed, Sealed & dd in p''sence of us Nathaneel Underhil O 

John Newman : John Underhil 

Joseph Dickinson {Void. See p. 480) 

(^. 38)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine ; Be it known that I 
Isaac Horner of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island 
in ye Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation of ye Sume 
of fifty two pounds Silver money or in that w"^*^ is Equivolent in 
hand pd before Sealing & Dilivery hereof in full Satisfaction, and 
for divers other good causes & consid''acons him ye Said Isaac 
Especially Moving HAVE Given Granted Alienated made over 
Bargained Sold & Confirmed ; And by these p''sents I ye Sd Isaac 
Horner do give grant bargaine Sell & confirme Unto John Wright 
of ye Same place & Collony his Heires Execuf^* Administrat" 
or Assignes all my right title & Infest claime or demand What- 
soever w'^*' I the Said Isaac now have, or w*^*' my Heires Execuf* 
Administrat" or Assignes or any or either of them may hereaft' 
have, of & in two Shares of Meadow Lying & being in ye Home 
Marsh or Meadows Bounded on ye North w"' Calebs & Edmond 
Wrights Shares, on ye East as Job Wrights ffence now Stands, 
and on ye South w"' Job Wrights Meadow w*^'' formerly belonged 
to his flfather & this bounds is where ye fence now Stands, & on 
ye West w''^ ye highway, & more Northwest by Adam Wrights 
Meadow as the fence now Stands to be ye bounds Scituate Lying 
& being in Oysterbay aforesd Containing by estimation ffive 
Acres be it more or Less w*"^ all ^fits & Comodityes thereto be- 
longing or Ap^taining TO HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye Sd 
John Wright his Heires Execut" Administrat" or Assignes all & 
Singular ye p''mises & every ^t & ^cell thereof to their onely ^^ 
use & behoofe forever AND the Said Isaac hath put ye Sd John 
Wright into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of and in ye fore- 
menconed two Shares of Meadow by the diliv''y of these p''sents 
AND ye Sd Isaac doth further Covenant that it Shall & may be 
Lawfull for him ye Sd John Wright his Heires Executors Ad- 
ministrat" or Assignes quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie 
possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p''mises forever, without ye 
Lawfull lett, hindrance or Interuption of him ye Said Isaac his 
Heires Execut" Administrat" or Assignes, or any other ^son 
or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by or under them or either of 
them, or any J^son or ^sons whatsoever Laying any claime to 
ye p''mises or any ^t or ^cell thereof, of, by or under ye right 
of ye now wife of ye Sd Isaac, Or any other ^son or ^sons 
Laying any Just claime whatsoever to ye p''mises or any ^t or 
^cell thereof by means of any former gift grant bargaine or Sale 
whatsoever AND the Said Isaac doth further declare that this his 
deed Shall Stand good & effectual According to ye true Intent 
& Meaning hereof IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Set my 



326 Book B 

hand & Scale the twenty fourth day of October in ye first yeare 
of ye Reigne of James ye Second of Great Brittane ffrance & 
Ireland King &c Annoq Dni 1685 

Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us Isaac Horner O 

John Newman Clerk Lydia Homer O 

Nathaneel Coles Eleazer Doreby li : 

Know all men by these p''sents that I Robert Godfree Now 
dwelling in ye Village of Littleworth in ye Bounds of Oysterbay 
upon Long Island in ye Queens County in ye Evince of New 
Yorke Doth by these p^^sents by ye free consent of my wife 
Sarah Godfree freely & fully give from me & my Heires unto 
Joseph Sutton Jun"" of Madnans Neck Ten Acres of my Land 
now Lying and being in Littleworth ; Six of ye Sd Ten Acres is 
to be to ye Sd Joseph Sutton Lying on ye East Side of my home 
Lott : and ye other four in Some Convenient place on my Land 
w'^'' I now enjoy; all w"^*^ foresd Lands I Do fully & absolutely 
Give & bequeath forever from this time Lawfully peaceably & 
quietly Have, hold, use, occupie & enjoy ye above granted p^'mises 
free & cleare from all maner of Intailements : and of & from all 
other Titles, Troubles & Incombrances w^Soever had, made or 
comitted, or from any Laying any claime by, from or lender him 
ye Sd Robert Godfree or by his meanes assent or consent, and 
w*'' free & quiet possession I ye Sd Robert Godfree doth from 
me my Heires Execut" & Administraf^ diliver according to Law 
ye aforesd Lands as aforesd unto ye abovesd Joseph Sutton his 
Heires, Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes as witnes my hand 
& Scale this Second of ffebruary in ye yeare of our Lord 1685/6 
And in ye first yeare of our Soveraine Lord James ye Second 
by ye grace of god King of England, Scotland, fifrance & Ireland 
defend<^r> of ye faith &c And if ye Sd Joseph Sutton Should 
See cause to Sell ye Land aforesd that then Robert Godfree 
Shall have ye refusall he paying as another will 
Signed Sealed & dd mark 

in ye p''sence of Robert X Godfree O 

witnes Joseph Sutton Se*": his 

marke 
Mordecai X Bedient 
his 

(^. Jp)— ANTHONY BROCKHOLLS ESQ"" Comander 
O in Chief and ye Councell of ye Province of New Yorke, 
To all to whom this Shall come or may Concerne Know 
Yee that at a Court of Sessions held at Jemeca for ye North 
Riding of Yorkeshire on Long Island ye 13**^, 14 & IS*'^ Dayes of 
Decemb'' Last past the Will of Nicholas Wright of Oysterbay 
Deceased Anexed to these p''sents was ^ved who having while he 
Lived and at ye time of his Death Goods and Chatties with in ye 



Book B 327 

Sd Town of Oysterbay & Province And Ann Wright his Widdow 
& Relict being therein appointed his Sole Executrix the Admin- 
istracon of all & Singular ye Sd Goods & Chatties, And ye Sd 
Will is hereby comitted unto ye Sd Ann Wright well & truly to 
Administer upon ye Same Accordingly to make a full & Just 
Inventory of all ye Goods & Chatties of ye Sd Deceased, And 
Exhibite ye Same into ye Next Court of Sessions Ensuing ye 
Date, And render a true & ^fect account of her Sd Administra- 
con in ye time by Law required, GIVEN under my hand & Seale 
in New Yorke ye 15'^ Day of Jannuary in ye Thirty ffourth year 
of his Ma'''^* Reigne, Anno Domi 1682 

Antho: Brockholls 

The Probate of ye Will of Nicholas Wright Deceased and Ad- 
micon granted thereon to Ann Wright his Widdow & Relict & 
Sole Executrix therein named Past ye Office &c 

John Weste 

OYSTERBAY ye lO^h of Aprill 1674 I Nicholas Wright aged 
Sixty five yeares or thereabouts being Sick & weak yet in ^fect 
memory do Bequeath my Soul to ye Almighty God that gave it me 
and my Body to ye Yearth from whence it came. Imp''mis I 
make my Loving Wife Ann Wright Sole Executrix of my move- 
ables both w'^'in my house & w*'^out both of Kine, horseflesh & 
Swine Togather w*'' my House & Lands w'^'^ I now possess during 
her Life : And to have ye full Disposeing of any part or parcell of 
it as Shee Shall See Cause, for her use & relief whilst Shee Doth 
Live : Onely a part of my Home Lott from ye North Side of my 
Orchard to ye High way next to my Sister Crabbs, I have given 
to my Sonn Caleb for his p''sent use it being ye Same Breadth to 
ye Reare of my Lott, And after my decease and my wives De- 
cease, All ye Home Lott & Orchard is to be my Sonn Calebs w*'* 
a right of Comons to it ; And my Lands upon Hog Island to be 
Equally Divided between my three Sonns Caleb, John & Edmond 
And also my right of Meadow at ye South is to be Equally Divided 
Betweene my befor menconed Sons, And also my Meadows Lying 
on ye East ye Bever Swomp-Crick, w*^ my Share of Meadow in 
ye Home Meadow is to be equally Divided between my Sons 
Caleb & Edmond And ye Share of Meadow on ye West Side of 
ye Bever Swomp River I give unto my Son John, And further, 
that Lott of Land lying by Joseph Weeks Home Lott is to be 
equally Divided between my Sons John & Edmund And further 
my Lands by ye Way that goes to Robert Williams plantacon 
w'h Comon priviledges is to be equally Divided amongst my three 
Sonns before named. And ye peece of Land Lying before my 
Home Lott that was Given to my Sonne John by ye Town is to 
be my Sonn Edmonds in Lew of this peece of Land I give my 
Sonn John that pece of Land whereon he now Lives, And my 



323 Book B 

peece of Swomp in the Mill River Swomp is to be equally Divided 
between Caleb & Edmond, All these Lands & Meadows here 
Menconed Excepting that ^t to Caleb that is given to him p^'sent 
is to be all at my wives Disposing during her Life & this is my 
Last Will & Testam*. 

It is to be understood that peece of Land w*=** is menconed on 
ye other Side that I give to my Sonn John in Lew of that piece 
I had of him, before my Home Lott, that was given him by ye 
Town, he is to have all that Lott whereon he now Lives to him 
& his Heires forever ^vided he pays ffive pounds at Slattertime 
next ensuing in Beefe or porke at Merchants price ; And to this 
I Subscribe my hand 

Witnesse Tho : Townsend Nicholas Wright 

Gideon Wright 

Examined ^ John West 

(^. 40)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome this p-'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it known that wee 
Suscaneman alias Runasuck Checkegen alias Quarapin & Samos ye 
Son of ye Sachom Tackapoucha Indeans being chosen & Impow- 
red by the ^prietors & owners of all the Indeans Land at Maten- 
acock w^i'in the Limitts of the patten & Township of Oysterbay 
in Queens County on Long Island in the Collony of New Yorke ; 
to Sell their Lands at Matenacock aforesd, to give Bills of Sale 
& to receive pay as by a writing under the hands & Seales of 
Eight of the owners & ^prief^ bearing Date ye Sixth day of 
March in ye yeare 1684/5 more Largely Doth appeare Now wee 
the Sd Indians for & in the consid''ation of a valuable Sum of 
Currant pay already received in full payment & Satisfaction And 
for other good causes & consideracons us ye Sd Indeans espec- 
iallly moving: HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, Alienated, Made 
over, Bargained Sold & confirmed, and by these p''sents wee ye 
Said Indeans Do give, grant, Alienate, make over Bargaine, Sell & 
confirme unto Isaac Daughty of New-worke within ye Limitts of 
Oysterbay aforesd All our Right Title & Interest Claime & De- 
mand whatsoever w*=^ wee ye Said Indeans now have or any of 
ye Indean Owners & ^prietors now have or w'^'' any of our 
Heires Execut" or Administrate^ or Assignes may hereafter have 
of & in a certaine Tract of Land Lying & being in New-Worke 
aforesd & bounded as followeth On the North Side by a High 
way from the house of ye Sd Isaac Leading to Oysterbay aforesd 
ranging South by the High way at ye head of his own Land 
in breadth Seventy rod ; from thence Eastward abutting against 
Joseph Dickinsons Land being in quantity fifty Acres be it more 
or Less ; with all ^fits & comoditys thereto belonging or Ap^tain- 
ing TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him the Said Isaac his 
Heires, Execut" Administrate or Assignes the Sd Tract of Land 



Book B 829 

with its Appurtenances forever AND we the Said Indeans have 
put the Sd Isaac Daughty into a Lawfull & peaceable possession 
of ye Sd Tract of Land by the Dihvery of Turf & Twigg & by the 
dilivery of these p''sence AND we the Sd Indeans do further cove- 
nant & ^mise to & with the Sd Isaac that it Shall & may be 
Lawfull for him the Sd Isaac his Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupie, possess 
& enjoy the Sd Tract of Land withe Appurtenances forever with- 
out any Lett, Hindrance or Interuption of us or either of us or 
any or either of ye owners owners or ^prietors of ye Said Land 
notwithstanding any former gifts grants bargains or Sales what- 
soever AND we ye forenamed Indeans do by these p'^sents firmly 
bind our Selves our Heires Execut" & Administrate firmly by 
these p''sents to Defend ye Sd Isaac Daughty his Heires Execut" 
Administrate or Assignes against all claimes & demands whatso- 
ever w'^*' Shall or may hereafter be made unto ye Sd Tract of 
Land by any ^son or ^sons whatsoever And we ye Sd Indeans 
do further Declare that this our Deed Shall Stand good & efifec- 
tuall notw^^'standing any error or errors that may be found herein 
which is not according to Law IN WITNES whereof we have 
hereunto Set our hands & Scales the Sixth Day of January in the 
ffirst yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne James the Second 
of Great Brittane &c King &c Annoq Dni 1685 
Signed Sealed & dd his marke & Scale O 

in p''sence of us Quarapin X 

Nathaneel Coles his marke & Scale O 

Henry Townsend Junior Samuse X 

Seahar X his marke This Bill of Sale acknowl- 

Takapouche X his marke edged & dd before me 

Sachem Richard Cornell 

vide clxij 

(p. ^i)_TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine ; Be it known that we 
Suscaneman Alias Runasuck, Checkegen Alias Quarapin & Samos 
the Son of the Sachem Tackapoucha Indeans being chosen & 
Impowred by the %^prietors & owners of all ye Indeans Land at 
Matenacock within the Limitts of the patten & Township of 
Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in the Collony of 
New York to Sell their Land at Matenacock aforesd to give bills 
of Sale & receive pay as by a writing under ye hands & Scales 
of eight of the Sd Indean owners & ^prietors bearing date the 
Sixth day March in the year 1684/5 it doth more at Large ap- 
peare ; Now we the Sd Indeans for & in the consideration of a 
Valuable Sum of currant pay already received before the writ- 
ing hereof in full payment & Satisfaction & for other good causes 
& consid''ations us the Sd Indeans especially Moving HAVE 
GIVEN GRANTED Alienated made over Sold & confirmed And 



330 Book B 

by these p''sents we the Said Indeans Do give grant alienate mak 
over Sell & confirme unto John Wood of New-Worke within the 
bounds of Oysterbay aforesd All our Right Title & Interest Claime 
& Demand whatsover which wee ye Sd Indeans now have or w'^'' 
any of the owners or ^prietors of the Sd Lands theyr Executors 
Administraf® or Assignes may hereafter have of & in a Certaine 
Tract of Land Lying & being in New-Worke within the Bounds 
of Oysterbay aforesd and Bounded on ye East end by the Land 
of John Williams on ye North Side by Muskeeto Cove Line & on 
the South Side with the Highway from Oysterbay to Isaac 
Daughtys house being in quantity twenty two Acres be it more 
or Less together with all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising or 
Ap^taining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him the Sd John 
Wood his Heires Executors Administraf^ or Assignes ye Sd Tract 
of Land with ye Appurtenances & priviledges thereto belonging 
forever ; AND we ye Sd Indeans do further Covenant & ^mise to 
& with ye Sd John that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him the Sd 
John Wood his Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes Shall 
& may Lawfully have, hold occupie possese & enjoy the Sd Tract 
of Land with the Appurtenances forever w'^out any Lett hin- 
drance or Interuption of us or any or either of the Sd owners 
or ^prietors of ye Sd Lands or any or either of our or their 
Heires, Execuf^ Administrate or assignes Notwithstanding any 
former gifts grants Bargaines or or Sales whatsoever AND we 
the Sd Indeans have put the Sd John Into a lawfull & peaceable 
possession of the Sd Tract of Land by the Dilivery of Turf & 
Twigg and by the Dilivery of these p^'sence AND we ye Sd In- 
deans Do by these p''sents firmly bind our Selves our Heires Ex- 
ecute & Administrate to Defend the Sd John Wood his Heires or 
Assignes against all claimes & Demands whatsoever w'^'* Shall or 
may hereafter be made by any person or ^sons whatsoev"" And 
we the Sd Indeans Do further Declare that ye Sd Tract of Land 
is already laid out & bounded as aforesd by Surveyors by us for 
that purpose apoynted And that this our Deed Shall Stand good 
effectuall according to the true Intent & meaning hereof not- 
withstanding any error or errors that may be found herein w'^'^ 
is not accoding to Law IN WITNES whereof we have hereunt 
Set our hands & Scales the Sixth Day of January in ye ffirst yeare 
of ye Reigne of James ye Second of great Brittaine, flfrance &c 
King &c Annoq Dni : 1685 : 

Signed Sealed & dd his marke 

in p^'sence of us : — Samose X & Seale O 

Nathaniell Coles his marke 

Henry Townsend Juneor Quarapin X & Seale O 

Seahor X his marke This Bill of Sale acknowledged 

Tacapouche X his marke before me Richard Cornell 

plus clxxvi 



Book B 331 

(y,. 42)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p-'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Api^taine Be it known that wee 
Suscaneman Alias Runasuck Chechegen Alias Quarapin & Samos 
the Son of ye Sachem Takapoucha Indeans being Impowred & 
Appoynted by ye rest of the Indean Owners & ^prietors of all 
their Lands at Matenacock w*''in ye bounds & Limits of ye patten 
& Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in 
ye Collony of New York ; To Sell their Lands, give Bills of 
Sale & Receive pay as by a Writing under ye hands & Scales of 
Eight of ye Sd Indan Owners bearing Date ye Sixth Day of 
March in ye Yeare 1684/5 more at Large Doth & may appeare; 
Now we the forenamed Indeans by vertue of the Sd VVriting for 
& in Cosideration of Sixty pounds currant Merchantable pay of 
this Collony in hand paid & received before ye Sealing & deliv''y 
of these p^'sents in full payment & Satisfaction AND for other 
good causes & Consid''acons us ye Sd Indeans especiallv Moving; 
HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, Alienated, Made over; Bargained, 
Sold & Confirmed; AND by these p''sents we ye Sd Indeans give, 
grant Alienate, make over, bargaine Sell & confirme unto James 
Cock, John Underbill, John ffeke Henry Townsend Ju^ Job 
Wright, Nathaneel Coles, John Townsend at Mill Joseph Dickin- 
son Robert Townsend, Samuel Dickinson, Stephen Burdsal, James 
Townsend, Daniel Weekes, Isaac Daughty, John Wood, Edmond 
Wright. Caleb Wright John Wright William flfrost John Newman 
all Inhabitants of the Town of Oysterbay aforesd unto them their 
Heires, Execuf* Administraf* or Assignes ; All our Right, Title 
& Interest, Claime & Demand whatsoever w'^*^ we ye Sd Indeans 
now have or which any of ye Sd owners or ^prietors or any or 
either of our Heires, Execut", Administraf^ or Assignes may 
hereafter have of & in all & Singular (our ye Sd Indeans) Land 
w^*^ is now unsold upon Matenacok aforesd, being bounded on ye 
East w*'' Oysterbays Ancient purchase, on ye South with ye Line 
between Hempsteed & Oysterbay on ye west with ye highway 
Leading from Muskeetocove to ye plaines ; w*^'' highway is on ye 
west Side of ye Cedar Swamp So called & on ye North w*** Sev*"- 
all mens Lands formerly Sold by the Indeans; Together w**^ all 
Issues, ^fits, Comodities & emoluments therefrom arising or Ap- 
pertaining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all & Singular the 
p''mises & every ^t & ^cel thereof unto them the before named 
James Cock, John Underbill, John ffeke, Henry Townsend Se"" 
Job Wright, Nathaneel Coles, John Townsend at Mill, Joseph 
Dickinson Robert Townsend Samuel Dickinson, Stephen Burd- 
sal, James Townsend, Daniel Weekes Isaac Daughty, John 
Wood, Edmond Wright, Caleb Wright, John Wright William 
fTrost & John Newman their Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or 
Assignes forever; AND we ye Sd Indeans have put the fore- 
named Inhabitants of Oysterbay into a Lawfull & peaceable 
possession of the Sd Land by ye Dilivery of TurfT & 



332 Book B 

Twigg & by the Dilivery of these p''sents. AND we the Sd 
Indeans Do further Covenant & ^mise to & with ye fore- 
named Twenty Inhabitants of Oysterbay that it Shall And may 
be Lawfull for them the Sd Inhabitants of Oysterbay their 
Heires Execut" Administrators or Assignes quietly & peaceably 
to have, hold, occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular the p''mises 
w'^ ye Appurtenances thereof notwithstanding any former gifts, 
grants bargains or Sales whatsoever; AND we ye Said Indeans 
Do by these p^'sents firmly firmly bind our Selves our Heires, Exe- 
cut" & Administrate firmly to Defend ye forenamed Inhabitants 
of Oysterbay in their peaceable possession of & in the p''mises 
against all Claimes & Demands whatsoever w'^'^ Shall or may 
be made unto ye p''mises or any ^t or ^cell thereof by any ^son 
or ^sons whatsoever. And we ye Sd Indeans Do further Declare 
that this our Deed Shall Stand good & effectuall according to ye 
true Intent & meaning hereof notwithstanding any error or errors 
that may be found herein which is not according to Law IN 
WITNES whereof we have hereunto Set our hands & Scales 
the Ninth Day of January in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand 
Six hundred eighty & five (1685/6) 

Signed Sealed & dd the mark X of Suskaneman 

in p''sence of us alias Runasuck O 

Richard Cornell the marke of 

Tho: fforeman X 

the mark X of Takapoucha Chechegen alias Quarapin O 
The mark X of Sehor the marke of 

Samos X O 

That w*^** follows in ye next page belongs to this Deed 
(p. 43) — It is to be understood that though there are but Twenty 
men mentioned in this above Written Deed ; Nevertheless as many 
more of ye Town & Townships Inhabitants as Shall come in & 
pay or give Security for payment of ye Abovesd Purchase and 
and charges thereon expended within three Months after ye Date 
hereof Shall have ye Same Right, Title & Interest to ye Land 
abovesd as any whose names are written in this Deed ; 
This Deed acknowledged by ye Indeans before us 

Richard Cornell Justice of ye Quorum 
John Townsend Justice of ye Peace 

This that follows is written on ye Back Side of the foregoing 
Deed By these p''sents we the purchasers of ye Land Mentioned 
in this w^'^in written Deed, and ye Sd Deed made unto us our 
heires & Assignes as at Large it Doth appeare ; Now wee ye Sd 
purchasers Do take to us, to be Joynt purchasers with us. in ye 
within Mentioned Purchase equally with us those persons under- 
written they paying their equall Share of ye fine for ye Sd pur- 



Book B 



838 



chase & charge thereon expended to which we Subscribe our hands 
the Nineth day of January: 1685 {1685/6) 



John Townsend Se : 

John Dewsbury. 

John Applegate. 

Daniel Townsend. 

John Rogers. 

WilHam Crooker. 

Thomas Youngs. 

Hannah flFurman for her son 

Moses : 
Adam Wright. 
Thomas Weekes. 
James Weekes. 
Nathan Burdsal. 
Benjamin Burdsal. 
Mathew Prior. 
John Pratt. 
Thomas Willitts. 

Samuel Weekes. 
Joseph Weekes. 
John Weekes. 
Thomas Townsend. 

Richard Harckutt 

Miriam Harcott in ye behalfe 
of her Children by Samuel 
fforman 

Henry Bell : Sold to John 

Newman 
Jno Townsend Junr Lusum 

Richard Willitts 

Jno Williams 

Hope Williams 

Lawrence Mott 

W'" Buckler 

Daniel Whitehead 

Samuel Tiller 

Rob* Coles 

Rich : Kirbie 

W"" Thornecroft 

Rob* Godfrey 

Ephraim Carpent' 

Jno Robins 

George Downing 

Josias Latten 

Samuell Burdsal! 



James Cock 
John Underbill 
John fifeke 

Henry Townsend Ju' 
Job Wright 
Nathaneel Coles 
John Townsend mi[Il] 
Joseph Dickinson 
Robert Townsend 
Samuell Dickinson 
Stephen Burdsall 
James Townsend 
Daniel Weekes 
Isaac Daughty 
John Wood 
Edmond Wright 
Caleb Wright 
John Wright 
William flfrost 
John Newman 



liij 



334 Book B 

Thomas Cock 
George Townsend 
Joseph Carpenter 
Daniel Coles 
John Cock 
Joseph Sutton 

(p. 44 blank, hut the following document pasted in) — 
Anno of Dom*'' Sixteen Hundred & fifty three This writing 
witnesseth yt Assiapum alias Mohenes have Sold unto Peter 
Wright Samuel Mayo William Leverich their heirs Exc*""^ Adms*" 
and assigns all his Land Lying & Scituate upon Oysterbay and 
bounded by oyster River to the East side and papaquetuck 
River on the west side w*'' all ye woods rivers mashes uplands 
ponds and all other ye appertanances Lying between the bounds 
afore named with all ye Islands lying to the Sea ward Excepting 
one Island Commonly Called hogg Island and bounded near South 
ward by a point of trees Called Cantiague in Consideration of 
w^'' bargain & Sale he is to Receive as full Satisfaction Six In- 
dian Coats Six kettels Six fifathum of wampum Six Hoes five 
Hatchets three pair of Stockings thirty aule blades or muxes 
Twenty Knives three Shirts & as much peague {black wampum) 
as will amount to four pounds Sterling In witness whereof he 
hath Sett to his mark in the presence of us 
William washborne Assiapum X or 

Anthony Wright Mohenes his Mark 

Robert Williams 

WE WITHIN NAMED Samuel Mayo Peter Wright & Wil- 
liam Leverich Do Except of as (remainder zvorn away. This is 
not the original First Purchase Deed, but a copy. Another copy 
appears on p. 354. They differ slightly from each other, and 
from the actual text, which is correctly given in the Appendix. 
See frontispiece.) 

(p. ^5)_THIS INSTRUMENT of writing or Deed of Convey- 
ance witnesseth to all Christian people to whome it may come or 
any wise concerne ; Know yee yt whereas I John Weicks of the 
Town of Warwick w'^'in ye Collony of Rhoad Island & Providence 
Plantations in New England &c Am & Stand possessed of a cer- 
tain priviledge of Lands & Meadows w^'^in ye patten & Township 
of Oysterbay w^'^in Queens County upon Long Island in America 
by vertue of my now wives portion formerly Rose Townsend & 
Daughter to John Townsend of Oysterbay Deceased & now my 
wife, by vertue of w'^'* Marriage being Invested into all ye Lands 
& estate of Said wife as allotted to her out out of her Sd De- 
ceased ffathers estate of Lands & Meadows w^'^in the Township 
of Oysterbay as by Records & Severall Instrum*^ of writing will 



Book B 335 

and make {may) Appeare, Have, and w*** ye approbation & free 
consent of my now Sd wife Rose whose ye abovesd above Men- 
tioned Lands was ^perly as above mentioned ; Have & Doe by 
these p''sence and upon good Consid''ations moving us hereunto 
Bargaine, Sell, Alienate All the ye abovesd Lands be it either 
Lands Inclosed Laid out, or not Inclosed nor yet Laid out ^^ly 
belonging to ye Sd right w**^in ye Town purchase of Oysterbay 
w''' all comon rights & priviledges thereunto belonging w**^ half 
a Share of Meadow at ye South as formerly Laid out & to us 
alotted & Divided, as by will of our abovesd ffathers estate may 
appeare w'^ an Alotment of Upland upon Unkaway Neck as for- 
merly laid out and all other priviledges Acruing thereunto, for 
ye full Sume of Thirty pounds in Boston Silver to us pd before 
ye Sealing hereof by our Brother George Townsend of Oyster- 
bay in Sd County upon Long Island have Bargained, Sold and 
by p''sent possession Dilevered unto our Sd Brother George Town- 
send for the Sd Sume of Money abovesd All our whole right, 
title & Interest of Uplands, Meadows, Comonages, priviledges 
be it of w' nature what Soever to us belonging or any wise Ap- 
^taining by vertue of ye Sd Will above Mentioned to us belong- 
ing w^'^in ye Township of Oysterbay upon Long Island ; To ye 
Sd George his Heires Execut" Administraf* or Successors or 
Assignes To have & to hold, occupie, possesse & enjoy as his or 
their own ^^ rights, Titles & Interests forever from us, our 
Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Successours forever, as firmly 
to all Intents, Constructions or purposes Is Mought be worded 
or written according to Law ; Excepting our Right of Meadows 
at ye Bever Swamp So called, and at Oak-Neck being before ye 
Sealing hereof Disposed ofif ; But all & every ^t & ^cell of our 
right of Lands & Meadows above mentioned ye Meadow of Bever 
Swamp & Oak-Neck only excepted wee Do warrantize to our 
Brother George his Heires & Successors to maintaine & defend 
against all Just Claimes whatsoever forever ; As witnes our hands 
& Scales to ye confirmation of this our Deed of Sale in Ports- 
mouth upon Rhoad Island this third Day of March one thousand 
Six hundred eighty & five or Six: 

Signed Sealed & dd John Wickes O 

in p''sence of us Rose Wicks O 

Tho : Townsend 
Mary Townsend ccvii 

{p. 46)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p-'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known that 
whereas I Job Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County in the 
Evince of New York Doe now Stand possessed of a certaine Tract 
of Land Lately bought by me ye Sd Job of ye Indeans at ye Cedar- 
Swamp So called Lying & being in Matenacock within the bounds 
of ye patent of Oysterbay aforesd w*^'' Sd Tract of Land is Bound- 



336 Book B 

ed first w*'* James Townsends Southeast Bounder, and from thence 
eighty rod South to Nathaneel Coles Northeast Bound'' Ranging 
the Same breadth by ye Land of James Townsend on the North 
& Nathaneel Coles on ye South westwardly to ye Cart-way fro 
Muskeeto Cove to ye plaines being the Same breadth at the west 
end as at the East and in quantity Eighty Acres of Land more or 
Less as in the Indeans Deed of Sale bearing Date the 2&^ Day 
of March : 1685 : and as it Stands recorded in ye Land Evidences 
in Oysterbay in Lib'' B: page 9"^ more Largely Doth appeare, 
Now I the Sd Job Wright for & in the Consideration of Thirteen 
pounds in hand paid in full Satisfaction before ye Sealing & 
Dilivery hereof and for other good causes & Consid''ations me ye 
Sd Job especially Moving HAVE GIVEN granted alienated made 
over Bargained Sold & confirmed and by these p''sents I the Sd 
Job Wright Do give; grant, alienate Make over Sell & confirme 
unto Daniel Weekes of Oysterbay aforesd all my Right, title & 
Interest clame & demand whatsoever w'^'^ I the Sd Job now have 
or w*^'^ any of my Heires, Execuf^ Administraf^ may hereafter 
have of & in ye one Moity or halfe of the Tract of Land before 
recited being the Southerly halfe part thereof Ranging the full 
Length & halfe ye breadth of the whole tract of Land aforesd 
together with all ^fits & Issues therefrom arising or growing TO 
HAVE & TO HOLD the Sd Moity or halfe %*t of the before 
recited Tract of Land unto ye Sd Daniell Weekes his Heires Exe- 
cufs Administrate or Assignes forever, & to his & their ^^ 
use & behoof forever And the Sd Job Wright hath put ye Sd 
Daniell into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of the Sd halfe 
tract of Land by the Dilivery of these p''sents And the Sd Job 
Wright Doth further covenant & agree for himself his Heires 
Execuf* & Administrates to & w*'' ye Sd Daniel Weekes that it 
Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Daniel his Heires Exe- 
cufs Administraf* or Assignes quietly & peaceably to have hold 
occupie possess & enjoy the Sd Moity or halfe ^t of ye fore 
recited Tract of Land forever w^^'out any Lett hindrance or In- 
fuption of him ye Sd Job his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes or any 
other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by or und'' him by 
any way or means w*Soever notwithstanding any former gift, 
grant, Bargaine or Sale whatsoever, and the Sd Job Doth hereby 
bind himself his Heires & Assignes to Defend the Sd Daniel his 
Heires & Assignes against all Just claimes & demands that Shall 
be made to or of the Sd halfe Tract of Land by ye Indians And 
this my Deed Shall Stand good & effectuall according to ye true 
Intent & Meaning hereof In Witnes whereof I have hereunto Sett 
my hand & Seal the Sixteenth Day of Aprill in ye yeare of our 
Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty & five 
Signed Sealed & dd Job Wright O 

In p''sence of us 
John Newman Thomas Weekes vide xciij 



Book B 837 

Be it known by these p''sents that I Job Wright the w'^'in named 
in this vv^'Mn written Deed have Assigned made over & confirmed 
And by these p''sents I ye Sd Job Do Assigne make over & con- 
firme unto Daniel Weekes of Oysterbay in queens County on 
Long Island in ye Colony of New Yorke this w^'^in written Deed 
together w*'' all ye Right, title and Interest w'^** I ye Sd Job my 
Heires, Execuf^ or Assignes can or may have by vertue of this 
w'^in written Deed or any clause or covenant therein contained 
unto him ye Sd Daniel Weekes his Heires & Assignes forever I 
ye Sd Job Raving {having) received of him the Sd Daniel full 
Satisfaction therefore before ye Sealing hereof In witnes whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand & Scale ye Twenty fifth Day of 
January in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty 
&Six: 

Signed Sealed & dd Job Wright O 

in p''sence of us O 

John Newman Thomas Weekes 

This Assignm* is of ye ffirst Deed Recorded in page ye 35**" 
of this Book 

(^. 47)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome this p'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known that I Job 
Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in y{e) 
Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation of a Third ^t of 
the Home Lott formerly my father Peter Wrights Deceased to me 
Confirmed by a Deed at ye Sealing hereof bearing Date w*'' these 
p''sents and for other good Causes & Considerations me ye Sd Job 
expecially Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, alienated. Made 
over. Bargained, Sold & Confirmed, And by these p''sents I ye Sd 
Job Do Give grant alienate make over Bargaine Sell & confirme 
unto Adam Wright of Oysterbay aforesd all my right Title & In- 
terest claime & Demand whatsoever w*^^ I the Sd Job now have or 
w^*^ any of my heires Execuf* Administraf^ or Assignes may here- 
after have of & in the one Moitie or halfe of a Certaine Tract of 
Land Lying & being at ye Cedar Swamp So called Lying & being 
in Matenacock w^^'in ye bounds of Oysterbay aforesd (the other 
Moity or halfe thereof being formerly Sold to Daniel Weekes) 
And it is Bounded as ffoUoweth the first bounder Begineth at 
James Townsends Southeast bound"" & from thence South fourty 
Rod to Daniel Weeks Northeast bound"", ranging ye Same breadth 
by ye Land of James Townsend on ye North & Daniel Weekes on 
ye South westwardly to ye Cartway from Muskeeto Cove to ye 
plaines being ye same breadth at ye west end as at ye east & in 
Quantity fourty Acres of Land be it more or Less it being the 
Moity of a Tract of Land bought of ye Indeans by ye Sd Job 
as by their Deed bearing Date ye twenty Sixth Day of March 
1685 : Doth appeare & Stands Recorded in ye Land Evidences of 



338 Book B 

Oysfbay in Booke. B : page ye 9^'' together w*^ all Issues & ^fits 
therefrom arising or Ap^taining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD 
the Sd Tract of Land w*^ ye Appurtenances unto ye Sd Adam 
Wright his Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes for ever & 
the Sd Job hath put ye Sd Adam into a Lawful & peaceable pos- 
session of ye p''mises by ye Delivery of these p''sents and ye Sd Job 
Doth further Covenant to & w''^ ye Sd Adam that it Shall & may 
be Lawfull for him ye Sd Adam his Heires Execuf^ Administra- 
t" or Assignes quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie possess 
& enjoy all & Singular ye premises w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett hin- 
drance or Interupcon of him ye Sd Job his Heires Executors 
Administraf® or Assignes And yt the Sd Job his Heires Execut" 
& Assignes Shall & will Shall & will Defend ye Sd Adam his 
Heires Execuf^ & Assignes against all Just claimes that Shall or 
may be made to ye Sd tract of Land by any ^son or ^sons 
w*soever; And he Doth further Declare that that this his Deed 
Shall Stand good & effectual according to ye true Intent & mean- 
ing hereof IN WITNES whereof I have here unto Set my hand & 
Seale the twelfth Day of Aprill in ye yeare of our Lord one 
thousand Six hundred eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd Job Wright O 

the p''senc of us the mark of 

Nathan Burdsall Rachel (R) Wright O 

Henry Townsend Ju"" clviij 

Be it known unto all men by these p''sents yt I Samuel Andrews 
of Oysterbay upon Long Island in America in ye Queens County 
in New Yorkeshere: have & by thes p''sents Doe Alienate Sell & 
Make over from me my Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ & Assignes 
forever unto John ffry of Lusum in Oysterbay bouns Shomaker 
to him his Heires, Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes the whole 
right & title of a whole right of Comons that was fformerly Nick- 
lis Simkins in all undivided Lands with in the bounds of Oyster- 
bay And Twenty Acres of Land Lying Southward of my Dwell- 
ing house And the South ^t of that thirty Ackers formerly Laid 
out for the aforesaid Samewell Andrews I ye aforesd Samuel 
Andrews do acknowledg to have Sold ye aforesd right of Comons 
& ye aforesd twenty ackers of Land unto ye aforesd John ffry 
for ye full & Just Sume of twelve pounds in Money to me in hand 
pd And doe give this Bill of Saile unto ye aforesd John ffry for 
him to Shew his trewe title to keep ye aforesd J: ffry harmles 
from me or any by my means or any Intangelments or Incum- 
brances Whatsoever or former Sailes or Morgages w*ever and 
from me my Heires Executor Administraf^ or Assignes forever 
to ye aforesd John ffry to him his Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes forever ; To have & to hold for his ^^ right to make 
Saile or conveyance as he Shall See cause And for ye trew 



Book B 339 

^formance of this Deed I do enterchangably Set my hand & 
Scale this twenty fourth Day of ye third Month in ye yeare one 
thousand Six hundred eighty Six 

Signed Sealed in Samuel Andrews O 

the p''senc of us I underwritten doe Consent to ye Sale of 

Henry Willis ye Land Mentioned above as witnes my 

William Willis hand and Scale Mary Andrews O 

We und''written Saw this within written Deed sin'd, Sealed 
& Delev''ed by Mary Andrews 
ffrancis Richardson 
Joseph Ludlam Item clxxx 

(^. 4S)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine be it known that we 
Suscaneman alias Runasuck Pechegin alias Quarapin & Samos the 
Sonne of ye Sachem Takapoucha, Indeans being chosen and Im- 
powred by ye rest of ye Indeans owners & ^prietors of all ye In- 
deans Land upon Matenacock w^'^in ye Limitts & bounds of ye 
Town of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collo- 
ny of New York ; To Sell their Lands, give Bills of Sale & receive 
pay as by a writing under ye hands & Scales of eight of ye Sd 
owners & ^priet" bearing Date the Sixth Day of March : 1684/5 
more at Large Doth appeare ; Now we ye Sd Indeans by virtue 
of ye Sd writing for & in ye Consid''ation of ye Sume of ffive 
pounds of currant Merchantable pay of this Collony in hand pd 
& received before ye writing hereof in full paym' & Satisfaction, 
And for other good causes & consid''ations us ye Sd Indeans espe- 
cially Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, bargained, alienated, 
made over. Sold & Confirmed, And by these p^'sents we ye Sd In- 
deans do give, grant, Bargaine alienate. Make over, Sell & confirme 
unto Adam Wright afo Oysterbay aforesd his Heires Execuf* 
administraf^ or Assignes, All our right, title & Interest claime & 
demand w* Soever w'^'^ we the Sd Indeans now have or w'^'' any 
of ye foresd Indean Owners or ^prief^ their Heires Execuf* 
Administraf^ or Assignes have or hereafter may have of & in 
a piece or Tract of Land on Matenacock aforesd. And Bounded 
as ffolloweth, on ye South w*^ ye Indeans Land & Likewise on 
ye East & west, w*'' Indeans Land, And on ye Northe w*'' ye High 
way Leading from Isaac Daughtys house to Oysterbay Towne, op- 
posite against William ffrosts Land in Quantity Thirty Acres to- 
gether w^'^ all ^fits & comodities from thence arising or Ap^tain- 
ing; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all & Singular the p-'mises w*'^ 
ye Appurtenances & every ^t & ^cel thereof unto him the 
Sd Adam Wright his Heires, Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes 
forever. And we ye Sd Indeans have put ye Sd Adam into a 
Lawful & peaceable possession of ye p''mises by ye Dilivery of 
Turfe & Twig and by ye dilivery of these p''sents And we ye 



340 Book B 

forenamed Indeans Do further covenant & ^mise to & w**^ the 
Sd Adam that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Adam 
his Heires Execut" administraf^ or Assignes quietly & peace- 
ably to have hold occupie possess & enjoy the Sd Thirty Acres 
of Land w*** ye ap^tenances forever without the Lawfull Lett 
hindrance or Molestation of us ye Sd Indeans or any or either 
of our Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes not w*** Standing 
any former gift, grant, bargaine or Sale w* Soever. And we ye 
Sd Indeans do by these p''sents firmly bind our Selves our Heires 
Execut" & Administrate to defend the Sd Adam his Heires Exe- 
cuf^ & Assignes against all claimes & demands whatsoever that 
Shall or may be made unto ye premises by any ^son or ^sons 
whatsoever And we ye Said Indeans Do hereby Declare that this 
our Deed Shall Stand good & effectuall according to ye true In- 
tent & meaning hereof notw^^'Standing any error or errors that 
may be found therein which is not according to Law IN WITNES 
whereof we have hereunto Set our hands & Scales the Seventh 
Day of January in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hun- 
dred eighty & five 

Signed Sealed & dd the marke of 

in p'^sence of us Suscaneman X Runasuck O 

John Newman alias 

Thomas Weeks the X marke of 

the X marke of Chegegin alias Quarapin O 

Sehar the marke X of 

The X marke of Tackapoucha in ye O 

Joseph the Indean behalfe of his Son Samos 

Item clxxxiij 

Be it known by these p''sents that I Adam Wright of Oysterbay 
the w^'^in named purchaser Do Assigne & make over this Deed 
w'^'in written with all my right title & Interest claime & Demand 
whatsoever w'=^ I my Selfe or my Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes have or may have in & to ye Land w**^in Mentioned 
by vertue of this within Written Deed unto Lawrence Mott of 
Matenacock in ye Bounds of Oysterbay on Long Island in ye 
Evince of New Yorke or to his Heires Execuf^ Administrate 
or Assignes to have & to hold to them & every & either of them 
in every ^ticular clause & covenant mentioned in ye Sd Deed as 
firmly & amply as ye Sd Land is made to me & mine from ye 
Indeans within written IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seal ye ffifteenth Day of May in the yeare one thou- 
sand Six hundred eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd in p^'sence of us Adam Wright O 

John : Newman 
Job: Wright 



Book B 341 

Asigned by me Laurance Mott of Matenacock in Queens Coun- 
ty in the Collony of Newyork all my right title and Interest of 
this Deed and John Mott my son of ye same place I say As- 
signed from me my heires and Assignes for Ever unto the said 
John Mott to him His Heires, and Assignes for Ever as Witness 
my hand In Matenacock this third of April In ye Yeare of our 
Lord 1698 

Laurance Mott X his mark 
Signed & delivered In presence of us 
Aaron fiforman 
Joseph Weekes 

(^. 49)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome this p'sent 
writing of an exchange Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it 
knowne that I Daniel Coles of Muskeeto Cove w^'^in ye Limits of 
ye Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye 
Collony of New Yorke for & in the Consid^'ation hereafter ex- 
pressed & for other causes & consid''ations him ye Said Daniel 
especially moving HAVE GIVEN GRANTED alienated made 
over & confirmed & by these p''sents I the Sd Daniel Do give grant 
Alienate make over & confirme all my right title & Interest claime 
& Demand whatsoever unto Nathaneel Coles of Oysterbay aforesd 
w'^*' I the Sd Daniel now have or w*^^ any of my Heires Execuf* 
Administrate or Assignes may hereaff have of & in ye Town 
of Oysterbay aforesd : that is to say one quarter part of a Comon 
Right & a halfe Share of Meadow & a quarter part of a Home 
Lott, with halfe a Share at Hogg Island all which he ye Sd Dan- 
iel had formerly of Matthias Harvie, Together w'*' his ye Sd 
Daniels Share of a Nine Acre Lott being on ye West Side of 
Samuel Andrews old ffield, & Six Acres at ye plaines, & halfe a 
Share of Comons both divided & undivided w'^'* he ye Sd Daniel 
had formerly of his Brother ye Sd Nathaneel, w*** all his right 
& priviledge in ye old purchase of Oysterbay aforesd; (Except 
& reserving unto him ye Sd Daniel his Heires & Assignes one 
quarter of a Share of Meadow at ye South of Oysterbay aforesd) 
Together w*'' all ^fits & Comodities therefrom arising or ap^- 
taining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all & Singular ye p-'mises w^i* 
ye apurtenances (Except before excepted) unto him ye Sd Na- 
thaneel Coles his Heires Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes for 
ever; AND in Consid''ation of ye p''mises that is to Say ye afore- 
named Lands Lotts, Meadow & Comons I the Sd Nathaneel Coles 
HAVE GIVEN GRANTED, Alienated, Made over & confirmed 
& by these p''sents I the Sd Nathaneel do give ; grant. Alienate, 
make over & confirme unto Daniel Coles aforesd all my Right title 
& Interest clame & Demand w^Soever w*^'' I ye Sd Nathaneel now 
have or w'^'^ any of my Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes 
may hereaff have of & in my Share of the Saw-Mill at Muskeeto 
Cove aforesd, w^'' all ye Tools & Instruments that belongs to ye 



342 Book B 

aforesd Share w'=*^ is the Third part of one Saw w**^ all ^fits & 
comodities therefrom Arising or ap^taining; TO HAVE & TO 
HOLD the Sd Share of a Saw-Mill as before is expressed w*** its 
Appurtenances unto him the Sd Daniel Coles his Heires, Execuf* 
Administrate or Assignes forever, And ye Sd Daniel & ye Sd 
Nathaneel hath put each other into a Lawfull & peaceable pos- 
session of ye p''mises So exchanged by ye Delivery of of these 
p''sents; AND ye Sd Daniel & ye Sd Nathaneel doth further (to 
each othe[r)] covenant ^mise & agree that it Shall & may be 
Lawfull for him ye Sd Nathaneel & for him ye Sd Daniel and 
either of their Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes quietly 
& peaceably to have, hold occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular 
ye p''mises according to ye Bargaine & grant of Exchange before 
expressed w'^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of 
him ye Sd Daniel or of him ye Sd Nathaneel or of either of their 
Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes forever or any other 
person or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by or under them or 
either of them by meanes of any former gift Grant Bargaine or 
Sale w*Soever AND ye Sd ^ties Doth further Declare that this 
their Deed Shall Stand good & efifectuall according to ye true 
Intent & Meaning hereof notwithstanding any error or errors that 
may be found herein w'^^ is not according to Law ; IN WITNES 
where of the Sd parties have hereunto Set their hands ; & Scales 
the Ninth Day of ffebruary in ye ffirst Yeare of ye Raigne of 
James ye Second of Great Brittane &c King &c Annoq Dni : 1685 
Signed Sealed & dd Daniel Coles O 

in p''sence of us Nathaneel Coles O 

John Newman 
James Townsend 
George Codner cclxxxix 

(/> 5^)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent 
writing writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known 
that I Adam Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long 
Island in ye Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid^'ation of ye 
Sume of ffifteene pounds of currant pay of this collony already re- 
ceived & for other good causes & consid''ations me the Sd Adam 
especially moving ; HAVE GIVEN GRANTED, Alienated, made 
over, Sould & confirmed & by these p''sents I the Sd Adam Do 
Give, Grant, Alienate, Make over, Bargaine, Sell & Confirme unto 
Nathan Burdsall of Matenacock in ye Bounds of Oysterbay afore- 
sd all my right, title & Interest claime & Demand w^Soever w'^'* I 
ye Sd Adam now have or w<=*^ any of my Heires Execut" Admin- 
istrate or Assignes may hereafter have of & in one third part of a 
Right of Meadow, Lying & being at that w*^*' is comonly called 
ye South Oysfbay aforesd as it lies Divided & Laid out amongst 
ye ^prietors thereof upon ye Severall Necks of ye Sd Meadow 



Book B 343 

And also all that Shall or may hereaff come to be Divided & Laid 
out as aforesd; Together w^'' one Right or Share of upland upon 
Unkaway Neck at ye South aforesd together with all priviledges, 
Issues & ^fits of or from ye p''mises anyway arising or growing 
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him ye Sd Nathan Burdsal his 
Heires Execut" Administraf* or Assignes all & Singular ye p''m- 
ises w'*' ye Appurtenances to their & ev''y & either of their onely 
^per use & behoofe forever and the Sd Adam hath put ye Sd Na- 
than into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of & in ye p'"mises by 
ye Dilivery of Turf & Twig & by ye Dilivery of these p''sents ; And 
I ye Sd Adam Do hereby Declare that I am ye true owner & 
^prief of ye Sd Meadow w^'^ was formerly my fifather Peter 
Wrights Deceased but now in my Disposing And the Sd Adam 
Doth further covenant that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him 
ye Sd Nathan his Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes, 
quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupie, possess & enjoy all 
& Singular ye p^^mises for ever, without ye Lawfull Lett hin- 
drance or Interuption of him ye Sd Adam Wright his Heires 
Execuf^ Administraf* or Assignes or any other person or per- 
sons Lawfully claiming for by or und'' them or any or either of 
them notw^'^standing any former gift grant Bargaine or Sale 
w'Soever AND I the Sd Adam doe hereby Declare that this my 
Deed Shall Stand good & effectuall according to ye true Intent 
& meaning hereof notwithstanding any error or errors that may 
be found herein which is not according to Law ; IN WITNES 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Scale the Seventeenth 
Day of May in ye yeare of our Lord one Thousand Six Hundred 
eighty Six ; I do also Declare yt that ye Sume of fifteen pounds 
above Specified is fully Satisfied and pd to me before ye Sealing 
hereof 

Signed Sealed & dd Adam Wright O 

in p''sence of us 
John Newman 
Job: Wright 

Know all men by these p''sents that whereas John Weekes of 
of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Colony of 
New Yorke Weaver did formerly Buy & purchase of Richard 
Harcott of Oysterbay a Lott or Share of Land on Hogg Island 
So called being in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd And ye Sd 
John did pay for ye Sd Lott or Share of Land So that he ye Sd 
Richard was fully Satisfied from ye Sd John for ye Sd Land : 
Nevertheless afterward this Sd Lott of Land & ye purchase 
thereof was either by mistake of ye Town Clerke or by Some 
other way or Meanes Entred into ye Records of Oysterbay afore- 
sd for & in ye name of Samuel Weekes Brother to ye Sd John 
Weekes as it Appeares in ye Sd Records in ye Booke A : page 



344 Book B 

14 and Dated ye 24*^^ of Decemb"" 1667: Now I ye before men- 
tioned Samuel Weekes doe hereby declare that I doe cleerly & 
fully relinquish all Right, Title & Infest Claime & Demand w*- 
Soever w'^*' I ye Sd Samuel my Heires Execut" or Assignes now 
or hereaff may have of & in ye Sd Lott And I ye Sd Samuel doe 
for my Selfe my Heires Execut" and Assignes Covenant & 
Agree to & w*'' ye Sd John my Brother that it Shall and may be 
Lawfull for him my Sd Brother John his Heires & Assignes 
quietly & peaceably to have, hold, Occupie, possess & enjoy all 
ye Sd Lott or Share of Land before Mentioned for ever Notwith- 
standing what is mentioned in ye Records before Rehearsed to ye 
Contrary In Witnes whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & 
Seal ye 16*^ Day of Aprill 1687 

Signed Sealed & Dd in p''sence of Samuel Wekes O 

John Newman : George Townsend 
Daniel Townsend 

{p. 51) — All men Shall know by these p''sents yt I Isaac Horner 
of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collony of 
New Yorke do hold my Self firmly bound unto John Wright of 
ye Same place & Collony in ye Sume of Thirty pounds in Silver 
money Currant in this Collony to be pd to ye Sd John Wright 
his Execut" Administraf^ or Assignes to w^^ payment well & 
truly to be made & Done I do bind my Selfe my Heires Execut" 
& Administrate firmly by these p''sents Sealed w*'' my Seal & 
Dated ye twenty Seventh Day of October in ye yeare of our Lord 
one thousand Six hundred eighty & five 

The Condicon of this obligation is Such that whereas the above 
bounden Isaac Horner hath Borrowed of the above named John 
Wright a certain Sume of money & ye Sd Isaac for & in Con- 
sid''ation of the Same hath & Doth by these p^^sents make over 
& confirme unto John Wright aforesd a Share of Meadow w'^** 
was Given to Lydia ye now Wife of ye Sd Isaac by Richard 
Crabb Deceased & bounded on the east Side by Adam Wrights 
Land ; on ye west w*'' Simon Coopers meadow on ye South by 
Dickinsons Lott & on ye North end by ye Cove being in quantity 
two Acres & a quarf or thereabouts be it more or Less being 
now in ye possession of ye Sd Isaac Lying & being in Oysterbay 
aforesd And the Sd Isaac hath put ye Sd John into a Lawfull & 
peaceable possession of the Sd Share of Meadow by the Dilivery 
of these p''sents; If therefore ye Sd John Wright his Heires Ex- 
ecut" Administrate or Assignes do from henceforth quietly & 
peaceably have, hold, occupie, possesse & enjoy the aforesd 
Share of Meadow w'** all Issues & ^fits & Comodities therefrom 
arising or in any wise belonging w**^ out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance 
or Interuption of him ye Sd Isaac or any other ^son or ^sons 
w^Soever Laying any Just claime to ye p'^mises either by the right 



Book B 345 

of ye forenamed Lydia ye now wife of ye Sd Isaac or by or und"" 
ye right of ye Sd Isaac ; — Or otherwise if the Sd Isaac do well 
& truly Satisfie content & pay or cause to be pd to ye above named 
John Wright his Heires Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes the 
full & whole Sume of Seventeen pounds of currant Silver money 
all in pieces of eighteenpence & nine pence at or before ye end 
of two whole yeares next & Imediately after the date hereof w^^'out 
fraud or any further delay then this obli<(7)ation Shall be void 
& of none effect ; or els to Stand in full force & virtue and the 
Sd John Wright or his Assignes Shall enjoy ye p''mises forever; 
But if the aforesd Sume of money is pd w^'^in ye time before 
receited the Sd John is to Diliver up ye possession of ye Sd 
Meadow unto ye Sd Isaac w^'^all ye ffences thereto belonging 
Signed Sealed & dd Isaac Homer O 

in p''sence of us Lydia Horner O 

John Newman Clerid : Eleazar Doreby: plu : Ixxi 

Nathaneel Coles 

The money Seventeen pounds mentioned in this above writing 
is Satisfied & pd to John Wright Abovenamed by Daniel Weekes 
& ye writing is thereby made void: this is und''written by ord"" 
of ye Sd John Wright June 7^^ 1687 by John Newman Recorder 

The S'^ of Decemb"- 1686 

Know all men that Richard Townsend planter was Inhabeter 
in Jerico or Lusem w*'Mn ye Towneship of and that ye Towne of 
Oysterbay, ded Se cause on good consid''ation to give unto the 
fore Saied Richard Townson A Cartin parsill of Land as ye 
Townd record will make apper, And not Long after this foreSaide 
Richard Towneson Died & desesed without a will & untested 
{intestate) therefore Elezebeth his his wedeo made choice of hur 
Brother in Law Henry Townsend Miller of Oysterbay And hur 
cozsen John Towneson Tanner & Showmaker of Lusum to be 
hur Asistance in making a Devision on ye Lands & estate of the 
Desesed Richard in w*^*^ Devision they Gave tene Achares of ye 
foresaid Land to Dinah eldest Daughf to the Decesed Richard 
that is tene achars of that Land Given by ye Towne to ye fore- 
said Richard ; now I John Townsend house Carpenf eldest son 
& Aire of ye Desesed Richard do consent unto yt act of theres 
in Disposing of that teen Achares of Land to Dinah Ad further 
I do freely give all my right, titell & Intrust in that teen Achares 
of Land aforesd to Dinah my Sister w^'all previlige yt Doth or 
ever Shall thereto belong from me my Heires & Assignes to hur 
w'** hur Aires & Asines as witnes my hand 

Sined Selede & delivered John Townsend O 

in ye p''sence of bus 
John Townsend Sen 
James Townsend 



346 Book B 

(^. 52)_TO ALL CHRISTLAN PEOPLE to whome this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine ; Be it known that I 
Isaac Horner of ye Evince of West New Jersey for & in ye Con- 
sid^'ation of ye Sume of Sixteen pounds Silver Money Currant of 
this Collony in hand paid in full Satisfaction before ye Sealing & 
Dilivery hereof & for other good causes & considerations me ye Sd 
Isaac especially mooving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED alienated, 
made over, Bargained Sold & confirm'd And by these p^'sents I ye 
Sd Isaac do give grant Alienate Make over Sell & confirme all my 
right Title & Interest claime & Demand whatsoever w'=^ I ye Sd 
Isaac now have, or w*=^ any of my Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes may hereafter have of & in a piece or Tract of Land 
& Swamp Lying & being at Bever Swamp in Matenacock in in 
the bounds of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye 
Collony of New Yorke unto John Rogers of Oysterbay aforesaid 
his Heires Execut" Admijistrat" or Assignes which Sd Tract 
of Land & Swamp is Bounded from from a Chesnutt Tree 
upon ye Hill neer ye High way from thence to Run East 
Sixty eight Rod & ye Middle of the Brook to be ye East 
Bounds, And from the aforesd Chesnutt Tree to runn North 
one Hundred & Twenty Rod to a Black oake Standing be- 
twixt two Branches of ye Run Called ye Midle Run halfe of 
that Run & Swamp to be ye Lyne from thence Easterly Sixty 
Eight rod to ye full value of ffifty Acres be it more or Less w^'^all 
^fits & Comodities thereto belonging or Ap^taining TO HAVE 
AND TO HOLD ye Sd Tract of Land & Swamp with its Appur- 
tenances unto ye Sd John Rogers his Execut" Administrate or As- 
signes & to his & their onely ^^ use & behoofe forever. And the 
Sd Isaac hath putt ye Sd John into a Lawfull & peaceable posses- 
sion of & in ye p^'mises by ye Dilivery of Turf & Twigg & by the 
Dilivery of these p''sents AND the Sd Isaac Doth further covenant 
to & w^'' the Sd John that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him 
ye Sd John his Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes quietly 
& peaceably to have, hold, occupy, possesse & enjoy all & Singu- 
lar ye p^'mises forever w'^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or In- 
teruption of him ye Sd Isaac his Heires Execuf^ Administrate 
or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claiming for 
by or under them or either of them by meanes of any former 
gift, grant, bargaine or Sale whatsoever; And further I the Sd 
Isaac Do bind my Self my Heires Execuf^ and Administrate 
firmly by these p''sents to Defend Save & keep harmles ye Sd 
John Rogers his Heires Execuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes against 
all claimes or Demands Law Suits or other Incumbrances that 
Shall or may hereafter be made by any ^son or ^sons whether 
Indeans or Christians upon, unto or concerning ye Sd Tract of 
Land ; And I ye Sd Isaac do also Declare that I am ye true owner 
& ^prietor of ye p^'mises & yt this my Deed Shall Stand good 
C: effectuall according to ye true Intent & meaning hereof not- 



Book B 347 

withstanding any error or errors that may be found herein w'^'' 

is not according to Law IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto 

Set my hand & Seal ye two & twentieth Day of May in ye yeare of 

our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd Isaac Horner O 

in ye p''sence of us This Deed owned & acknowledged 

John Newman by Isaac Horner before me 

George Townsend vide Ixxv : John Townsend Se"" 

Be it known by these p''sents yt I David Underbill ye w^^'in 
Named in this w^^'in Written Deed, have Assigned, Made over 
& Confirm'd, And by these p''sents I ye Sd David do Assigne 
Make over and Confirme unto John Rogers of Oysterbay in 
queens County in the Collony of New Yorke this w^'^in written 
Deed w'^'^ beareth Date ye ffourth Day of Aprill 1695, w"' ye 
Meadow therein Mentioned & Conveyed to me Sd David by 
Samuel Dickinson, w^'^all ye right, title & Interest Claime & 
Demand w'sove'' w'^'^ I ye Sd David now have, or w'^'' any or 
either of my Heires Execut" or Assignes may hereaff have 
thereunto : to him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & Assignes for 
ever as fifully & Amply as it is made unto me ye Sd David by 
this w'^'in written Deed he ye Sd John having pd & Satisfied me 
for ye Same before ye Sealing & Diliv''y hereof by a Bill bearing 
Date w^'' these p''sents und"" his hand & Scale to ye value of Ten 
pounds. Currant Money of New Yorke, to my full Content & 
Satisfaction ; As Witnes my hand & Seal ye Twelfth Day of 
Aprill in ye year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Ninety 
fifive 

Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us david Underbill O 

Nathaneill Coles Sen"" April ye 15: 1695: David Underbill 

came before me one of their Ma*'^* Justices of ye peace for 

queens County & Acknowledged this to be his reall act & 

Deed Nathanell Coles 

This Assignm* is of a Deed from Sam" Dickinson to David 

Underbill for Meadow at South, and is entred in ye 357*'> page 

of this Booke 

{The deed on p. 351, though with same date, grantors and 
grantees, differs from this follozving one. Apparently it zvas ex- 
ecuted first, then on reflection it was deemed wiser to drazv a new 
deed, zvith consideration and guaranty, to he witnessed by Indians 
as well as by Christiajis.) 

(p. 53) — Know all people to whom these p''sents may Come that 
wee whose names are here under written, to Say Tackapoosha the 
Sachem of Massepeago upon ye South Side of Long Island and 
Chopeyconnaws ye Young Sachem Brother to ye abovesd Tacka- 
poosha have granted, Bargined for, and Sold & Doe hereby 
grant, Bargian for & Sell unto ye Inhabitants of Oysterbay ; to 



348 Book B 

Say to Anthony Wright, Peter Wright, Nicholas Wright, Daniel 
Whitehead, John Richbill & Samuel Andrews & other ye Inhab- 
itants now resident in Sd place ; All our Meadows at ye South 
Side of this Sd Island Commonly called by ye name of Massa- 
peague Meadows ; on ye west Side Bounded w'*' ye River called 
Warrasketuck, And on ye East w*** ye River called Arrasquongue, 
flfreely & peaceably to enjoy make use of, and possesse for them 
ye above sd Inhabitants their Heires & Sucksessors forever; 
Provided yt ye Sd Inhabitants of Oysterbay above named & In- 
tended or any of them. Do pay or cause to be pd unto the above 
Specified Sachem or his Successor at or before the first Day of 
July next ensuing ye Date hereof, ffour Kettles of Sixteen Inches 
over or thereabout, two Gunnes three Coats of Trucking Cloth, 
two Gallons of Strong Waters, two Swords, four paire of Shoes, 
four paire of Stockings, two Close Cloth Coates, eight pounds of 
powder & eight pounds of Shott being in full payment & Satis- 
faction for Sd Tract of Meadows above Specified ; And we ye 
Sd Tackapoosha Sachem of Massapequ[a] & Chopeiconaws ye 
Young Sachem for us our Heires & Successors Doe Covenant, 
^mise & obleige our Selves our Heires & Successors to & w*** the 
afore named Inhabitants of Oysterbay yt they Shall be main- 
tained in possession & enjoy ye Sd Tract of Meadows they & 
their Successors forever in peace & quiet Notwithstanding any 
p''Ingagement or other Incumbrance that may or can arise from 
any person or ^sons w^soever And in Witnes of ye truth hereof 
& our Reall Intended performance we hereunto Set our hands 
& Seales in Oysterbay ye Seventeenth Day of March one Thou- 
sand Six hundred fifty & eight And further that the Sd Inhabi- 
tants of Oysterbay may have free Lib''ty of Stacking their Hay 
& flfoddering their Cattell upon ye Uplands next adjacent to ye 
Sd Meadows, and a free Highway through all Such Uplands for 
Horse & Cart in any place or places thereof as they from time to 
time may find. See or Judge most for their accomodation of them 
ye Sd Inhabitants of Oysterbay or their Successors forever To 
all which p''mises above mentioned we as above Intended well & 
truly to observe and ^forme Do obliege & bind our Selves our 
Heires & Successors forever: And to give or grant upon any 
further Demand a firmer Deed of Sale if required at any time 
for further Confirmation of ye Severall ^ticulars of the p''mises ; 
Witnessed to by our hands & Seales the Day & yeare above written 
Signed Sealed & dd 
in ye p''sence of us 

the mark X of The marke X of O 

John Smith Tackapoosha Sachem 

the marke X of The marke X of O 

Ramerock Drummer Chepeyconnaws Sachem 

the marke X of 
Manockeamicoke of Sequetague 



Book B 349 

the marke X of Sashamosse Richard Trott 

of Rockaway Henry Townsend 

the marke X of Wetafasson John Redmond 

of South hampton the marke (W) of 

the marke X of Mattacaman William Johnson 

of Massapeague 
the marke X of Wow-house 

of Massapeague 

I Wiamdaneh great Sachem of Montacoute Do grant & con- 
firme unto ye purchasers of Oysterbay ye Tract of Land in this 
Deed Specified Sold them by Tackapawsha & Chepeyconnow ; 
And if there apeare any ^t thereof Sold or confirmed by me to 
ye Inhabitants of Huntington I will see the Sd Tackapousha & 
Chipyconnaw Shall abate what is reason to ye Sd Inhabitants of 
Oysterbay And for confirmation of the p''mises I obliege my 
Self & Successors forever witnes my firme in Oysterbay ye 25*'' 
of May : 1659 

witnes the marke of the marke of O 

X X 

Nassaconset Wiamdaneh Sachem 

liij 

{p. 54) — Laid out to Latemore Sampson his fifth part of all the 
Meadows at ye South w'^'^ Lyeth at ye fifort Neck begining on on 
ye west Side of ye Neck and So on to ye East 162 Rod being 
151 Acres to ^portion 

Shares Laid out on ye flfort Neck 

ffirst Share Joynes to Lattemores being 10 pole wide from the 
wood Land to the Sea : 

2^ Share 10 pole wide from ye wood Land to ye Sea 

3^ Share 20 Rod from Woodland to ye Sea: 

4*'» Share 30 Rod wide & So to range to ye Little Creek 

5'*^ Share Bound on ye west w*'' ye 4*'' Share as bounded on y 
W^** a peach tree Stump & So to a Leading Stake neer ye Sea 
Side & North to ye woods 

6**' Share 13 rod wide at ye head & So to Range w**^ ye Leading 
Stake to ye Sea 

7^'^ Share ranging to ye Creek & So on to ye Woods Northward 

8'** Share Lying on ye east Side of ye Neck round & takes all 
ye Meadow ye 7^^ Share Leaves 

9*'' Share is on ye Little Neck between Unkaway & ye flFort 
Neck 

lO'*' Share Lyeth on ye west Side of ye Little Neck w'^'' Neck 
Lyeth between Unkaway & Contention Necks begining at ye foot 
path & Southward to a young white Oake mark't N° 10 & 11 & 
ranging w*'^ a Leading Stake to ye Crick 

ll**" Share 50 rod Long & So to ye River 



350 Book B 

12'^ Share 20 rod at ye woods & 30 at ye Creek 

13^^ Share 10 Rod wide at ye woods & 13 to ye Leading Stake 
Straight to ye Creek 

14**^ Share is 14 rod at ye woods 16 at Leading Stake on a 
Straite Line to ye Creek 

15*'^ Share is 15 pole at ye woods & 18 pole at ye Leading 
Stake Strait to ye Crek 

16*^^ Share is 16 rod at ye woods & 20 at ye Stake on a 
Straight Line to ye Sea 

17*^ Share Lying on ye East Side of ye Neck being 52 rod 
Long 16 rod wide 

18"^ Share takes ye remaind'' of ye Meadow on ye east Side of 
ye Sd Neck ranging to ye path 

Novemb'' the A^^ 59 

Received by me Absalon by order & Appoyntment Tackapousha 
Sagamore of Massapeague these goods following Imp^'mis three 
Coats, four goones, two Cettles, Eight pound of powder, Eight 
pound of Lead I say received by me 
witnes the marke of the marke X of the marke X of 

X Schy[ ]guy Absalon 

Nyounckanup 
the marke X of 
Quakanuske 

January the 21 : 1659 : Know all men by these p^'sents that I 
Tackapousha Sachem of Massapeague have this day received of 
M"" John Richbill two Kettles Two Swords & Kersie for two 
Close bodied Coats w*^ one Trading Cloth Coate & 4 yards of 
Lockarum (lockram, i. e. coarse linen) w^'' Trading Cloth & 
Locrum is in Valuable Consideration of ye Shoes & Stockings 
Specified in ye Covenant for & in Consideration of w'^'^ Sumes had 
& formerly reed I doe fully & freely decharge my Self Satisfied 
of all & every perticular Specified in ye Covenant. And in Con- 
sideration of ye Land & Meadow that I have Sold to ye Inhab- 
itants of Oysterbay witnes my hand the Day & Yeare abovesaid 

the marke of 
the marke of X Tackapousha 

X The marke of 

Checonow Absolon X 

Henry desbrow The marke X of 

Wow house 

I Rioncomband Do ratifie & confirme what my fifather hath 
formerly confirmed as Witne my hand the first of fifebruary 1659 

The marke X of The marke of 

Checonow X 

Wallen Salkes Rioncomband 
The mark X of 

X ogro Iv 



Book B 351 

(p. 55) — Know all people to whom these p'"sents Shall come that 
we whose names ore here und'' Written to Say Tackapoosha ye 
Sachem of Massapeague upon ye South Side of Long Island. 
And Chepeiconow ye Young Sachem Brother of ye abovesd 
Tackapoosha have Granted Bargained for & Sold. And do hereby 
grant, bargaine for & Sell unto the Inhabitants of Oysterbay. 
That is to Say to Anthony Wright Peter Wright, Nicholas 
Wright, Daniel Whithead, John Richbil & Samuel Andrews and 
other ye Inhabitants now Residei[ng] in ye Sd place All our 
Meadow at ye South Side of this Island Comonly called by ye 
name of Massepeague Meadows ; on ye West Side Bounded w**" 
ye River called Warrasketuck ; And on ye East w^*' ye River 
called Arrasquongue ; freely & peaceably to enjoy make use of 
& possess for them ye abovesd Inhabitants their Heires & Suc- 
cessors forever ^vided that ye Sd Inhatitants yt ye Said Inhab- 
itants of Oysterbay abovenamed & Intended or any of them Do 
pay or cause to be paid unto ye above specified Sachem or his 
Successors at or before ye first Day of July next ensuing ye 
Date hereof for Several Sorts of goods that we Do now hereby 
own & acknowledge to have received & wee are paid all to our 
full Satisfaction well & truly by ye Inhabitants of Oysterbay ac- 
cording to ye abovesd ^viso. for ye Sd Tract of Meadows above 
Specified And we ye Sd Tackapoosha Sachem of Massapeague 
Chepeiconaw yt young Sachem for us our Heires & Successors 
do covenant ^mise & obliege our Selves our Heires & Successors 
to & w"^ the forementioned Inhabitants of Oysterbay that they 
Shall be Maintained in possession & enjoy the Said Tract of 
Meadows they & their Successors forever in Peace & quiet not- 
withstanding any preingagement or other Incumbrance that may 
arise from any person or persons whatsoever; And in W^itnes of 
ye truth hereof & our reall Intended performances, we do here- 
unto Sett our hands & Scales in Oysterbay the Seventeenth Day 
of March 1658 And further that ye Sd Inhabitants of Oysterbay 
Shall have free use for any Timb'' as they have need off; with 
Liberty to Stack their Hay ; Comoning for their Cattle upon ye 
Upland ; Also High-waies for Carting & foddering of Cattle all 
Intended on ye Uplands next adjacent to the Said Meadows from 
time to time forever ; to have & to hold. And free Pligh-waies 
through all Such Uplands for Horse & Carts in any place or 
places thereof as they from time to time may find See or Judge 
most for their accomodation of ye Sd Inhabitants of Oysterbay 
or their Successors forever to all which the premises above men- 
tioned wee as above Intended well & truly to observe & performe, 
do obliege & bind our Selves our Heires & Successors forever as 
Witnes our hands 

in p''sence of us The marke X of O 

Henry Townsend Tackapoosha Sachem 



352 Book B 

Richard paynter The marke X of O 

Thomas Townsend Chepieco 

Recorded in the office of New Yorke this 27^^ day of March: 
1667: By me Matthias Nicholls Seer. 

(p. 56) — Lotts Laid out upon Unkaway Neck ye 5*^ of aprill 1681 
The first Lott begining on East Side of ye Neck by ye High Way 
next to ye Meadows, And all fronting to ye Middle High-way 
Laid through ye middle of ye Neck & Ranging Eastward a Crosse 
the Neck: 

ffirst Lott 9 Rod wide in front & Rere & 66 in Length Tho 
Townsend 1 

2^ Lott 9 rod in ffront & rere & 66 in Length Joseph Dick- 
insons 2 
3*^ Lott 7 Rod in ye front & rere 7 Tho : Townsends by Lott 3 
4*^^ Lott 7 rod in ye fifront & rere 7 Tho : Townsend by Lott 4 
5^^ Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 Sam : Andrews by Lott 5 
6*^ Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 Henry Townsends Ju: 

by Lott 6 
7^^ Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 Henry Townsends Se: 

by Lott 7 
S^^ Lott 7 Rod in ye front & rere 7 Richard Harcott by Lott 8 
9*'' Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 John Williams by Lott 9 

10 Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 Alice Crabs by Lott 10 

1 1 Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 James Townsends by Lott 1 1 

12 Lott 7 rod in ye front & rere 7 George Townsends by Lott 12 

13 Lott 7 rod in ffront & /ere 7 Aaron fforman by Lott 13 

14 Lott 7 rod in ffront & rere 7 John Townsend Se : by Lott 14 

15 Lott 7 rod in ffront & rere 7 John Townsend Se : by Lott 15 

16 Lott 7 rod in ffront & rere 7 Tho : Townsends by Lott 16 

17 Lott 7 rod in ffront & rere 7 Tho: Townsend by Lott 17 

18 Lott 7 rod in ffront & rere 7 Tho: Townsends by Lott 18 

19 Lott 9 rod front & rere 9 Tho : Townsends by Lott 19 

20 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 William ffrosts by Lott 20 

21 Lott 9 rod in ffront & rere 9 John ffrosts by Lott 21 

22 Lot 9 rod in ffront & rere 9 Tho : Townsends by Lott 22 

23 Lott 10 rod in ffront & rere 10 Tho: Townsend by Lott 23 

24 Lott 10 rod in ffront & rere 10 Tho: Townsend by Lott 24 

25 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 Tho: Townsends by Lott 25 

26 Lott 10 rod in ffront & rere 10 Tho : Townsends by Lott 26 

27 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 Tho : Townsends by Lott 27 

28 Lott 1 1 rod in front & rere 1 1 Tho : Townsends by Lott 28 

29 Lott 11 rod in ffront & rere 11 Tho : Townsends by I>ott 29 

30 Lott 11 rod in ffront & rere 11 Adam Wrights by Lott 30 

A highway between eastward 

31 Lott 12 rod in front & rere 12 M"" Harvies by Lott 31 

32 Lott 12 rod in front & rere 12 Moses Mudge by Lott 32 



Book B 353 

Z2) Lot 12 rod in flfront & rere 12 John Rogers by Lott 33 

34 Lott 16 rod in front & rere 16 Rob' Coles by Lott 34 

35 Lott 27 rod in front & rere 27 : by Lott 35 

The division of Lotts on ye west Side of the Neck begining 
w'** Numb'^ next ye Meadows as ye East Lotts & fronting to ye 
Highway & ranging westward a Cross ye Neck 
P' Lott 6 rod in front & rere 6>^ Anthony Wrights by Lott 1** 
2^ Lott 6 rod in front & rere 6>^ Job Wrights by Lott 2 

3 Lott 6 rod in ffront & rere 6 Rob' Williams by Lott 3 

4 Lott 6 rod in ffront & rere 6 Jn° Robins by Lott 4 

5 Lott 7 rod in fifront & rere 7 Nathan Burdsalls by Lott 5 

6 Lott 7 rod in front & rere 7 James Cocks by Lott 6 

7 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8 Matthew Priors by Lott 7 

8 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8 William Hudsons by Lott 8 

9 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 12 Jn° Weekes w'"'^ by Lott 9 

10 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 10 Jn° Underbills by Lott 10 

11 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8 Nicholas Wright by Lott 11 

12 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 John Coles by Lott 12 

13 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 Richard Harcott by Lott 13 

14 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9. Tho : Millers by Lott 14 

15 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8: Jn° Townsends Oysterbays 

by Lott 15 

16 Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8 Joseph Ludlam by Lott 16 

17 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 Caleb Wright by Lott 17 

18 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 Aaron fforman by Lott 18 

19 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 William Bucklers by Lott 19 

20 Lott 9 : rod in front & rere 9 : Moses fformans by Lott 20 

21 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 Nathaneel Coles by Lott 21 
22 : Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 Jn° ffexe by Lott 22 

23 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 John Wright By Lott 23 

24 Lott 9 rod in front & rere 9 William Thornicroft by Lott 24 

High Way frontt ye west River 

25 Lott 8 rod in ye front & rere 8 : Gideon Wrights by Lott 25 
26: Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8: Abraham Aliens by Lott 26 
27. Lott 8 rod in front & rere 8: Edmond Wright by Lott 27 

28 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 Joseph Dickinsons by Lott 28: 

29 Lott 10 rod in front & rere Samuel fforman : S*" by Lott 29 

30 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 George Dennis by Lott 30 

31 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 Mary Willis by Lott 31 : 

32 Lott 10 rod in front & rere 10 Josias Latten by Lott 32: 
2)2) Lott 12 rod in front & rere 12 Nicholas Simkins by Lott Zi 

34 Lott 16 rod in front & reere: 16: Jn° Davis by Lott 34 

35 Lott 20 rod wide in front & rere : 20 : Simon Cooper by Lott 35 
This is a true Record of ye originall Diligently compared by 

John Newman Record"" Ivij : 

{p. 57) — THIS WRITING witnesseth yt wee whose Names are 



854 Book B 

hereunder written have granted Bargained & Sold and by these 
p''sents do grant Bargaine & Sell unto Daniel White head of Oys- 
terbay all & Singular all yt Neck of Land & Meadow and all other 
ye Appurtenances thereunto belonging Lying & being between Pine 
Island & Matenacock comonly called & known by ye name of 
Oake-Neck And further giving & granting unto ye Sd Daniel 
his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes full power & possession thereof 
from all titles and demands whatsoever either by Indeans or any 
other in their names In Witnes whereof we have hereunto Set 
our hands this 24*^ of Novemb"" 1658: 
Signed & dd the marke of 

in ye p^'sence of Josias X Indean 

John Laughtone the marke X of 

& Joseph Smith : Roger : Indean 

Know whom it may any way concerne yt I Daniel Whitehead 
now Inhabitant of Oysterbay do fully freely & Absolutely As- 
signe & make over all my right, title & Interest of this Inwritten 
Covenant unto ye Inhabitants of Oysterbay from me my heires 
& Assignes forever; unto the aforesd Towne their Heires & 
Assignes forever witnes my hand the 4'^ of ffebruary in ye yeare 
1660: Daniel Whithead 

Anno Dni one thousand Six hundred & fifty three This Writing 
witnesseth yt Assiapum alias Mohenes have Sold unto Peter 
Wright Samuel Mayo, William Leverich, their Heires Execut" 
Administrate & Assignes all his Land Lying & Scituate upon 
Oysterbay & Bounded by Oyster River to ye East Side, And 
Papaquetunk River on ye West Side w*'' all ye Woods, Rivers, 
Marshes, Uplands, ponds and all other ye Appurtenances Lying 
between ye Bounds afore named, with all ye Islands Lying to ye 
Sea ward (Excepting one Island comonly called Hogg Island) 
and Bounded neer Southward by a Poynt of Trees called Can- 
tiague ; In Consideration of w'^*^ Bargaine & Sale he is to receive 
as full Satisfaction Six Indean Coats, Six Kettles, Six ffathum 
of Wampam Six Hoes, Six Hatchetts, Three paire of Stockings, 
Thirty Aule-blades or Moxes, Twenty Knives, Three Shirts and 
as much Peague as will amount to four pounds Sterling; In 
Witnes whereof he hath Sett to his Mark in ye p''sence of ; 
William Washborne, Thes words (by Oyster) in the 5*^ Line 
Anthony Wright were Interlined at ye writing hereof 

Robert Williams and (all his Land) in ye Same Line 

Assiapum or 
{See p. 334 for another copy. X 

5"^^ Appendix for actual text) Mohenes his mark 

Wee w^'^in named, Samuel Maio, Peter Wright & William Lev- 
erich, do accept of as Joynt purchasers w*'' our Selves, the per- 
sons und*" Specified to ye Like right & Interest as wee have our 



Book B 355 

Selves in ye Lands purchased of Asiopum & perticularly men- 
tioned in the writing made & Subscribed by himself & other 
Indeans respectively Interessed in the names of Such as were 
absent, Acted by him and them all; Witnes our hands 
Joynt purchasers w'^ us William Leverich 

M'' Washbourne Samuel Mayo 

Tho : Armitage Recorded in ye office at New Yorke 

Daniel Whitehead this 27^^ Day of March : 1667 

Anthony Wright By mee Matthias Nicolls Seer 

Rob» Williams 
John Washbourne 
Richard Holbrook IvHj 

(/>. 58) — Oysterbay December ye 20'** 1678: Be it further mani- 
fested & Declared unto all people that I Suscaneman alias Run- 
asuck ye Chiefe ^prietor of ye Lands of Matenacock within ye 
Pattent & Township of Oysterbay and true owner of ye Said 
Lands, And Successor unto Asiopum alias Mahams Deceased, that 
Sold ye w*^in written Lands unto Peter Wright, William Lever- 
idge & Samuel Mayo, do by these p''sents for further explanation 
of ye Sd Bounds of ye Said purchase, w'^^' is to be und"" Stood ye 
Sd purchase on ye Town right of Land, is to begin at ye Head 
of the Bever Swamp River and from thence to ye Head of ye 
Stream called Suckscakes Wigwam by ye Cart way west Side, 
& from thence upon a South Line to ye Line of Division between 
ye Town of Oysterbay & Robert Williams agreed upon in ye 
yeare 1664 and from thence to ye Hole of Water or concluded to 
be ye Head of Cold Spring, Including all ye Lands priviledges 
and Appurtenances to ye North Sea, To ye Sd purchasers their 
Heires Associates & Inhabitants now of Oysterbay ; To have & 
to hold from me my Heires, Successors or Assignes forever; unto 
ye Sd purchasers their Heires, Associates & Successors ye Inhab- 
itants now of Oysterbay as their own ^^ right title & Interest 
w"^out any reservation as witnes my hand & Seal the Day above- 
written 

Sealed & diliv''ed Suscaneman X alias Runasuck 

in p''sence of his marke & Seal O 

George Codner 
William Crucker 

This above writing is ^tested against by ye fTreehold" at ye 
Lower end of ye next page of this Book 

March : 22 : 6Z: Whereas I understand there is Some Con- 
trov''sie about a Sale of Lands made by Assiopum otherwise 
Mohenus made to Samuel Mayo Peter Wright & my Selfe; 
for want of Some formalitys usuall in English Deeds ; And 
being Desired to expresse w* I understand about ye p''mises: I 
Do therefore testifie that ye Intention of ye Sd Asiopum &c 



856 Book B 

was to covey not onely his right; but ye right of his Heires, 
Execut" &c w*^*^ though not exp''sed is easiHe ^ved; 1^' for 
that ye Indeans So far as I understand have never made any 
Sales for Lives but of custome w=*> is their Lawe: pass ye 
right of theirs ; Heires &c w^'^ their owne, unless they make 
any exp''sse exception 2^'^ &c there is enough in ye writing to 
^ve this to have been his Intention, Viz* the words interlined, 
Heires &c wee must put a Barre against his Heires, Execut" 
&c w'^'^ if it may help Such as are in Differance to a better 
Inteligence, I Shall be glad, If otherwise, I shall be Sorry yt 
Such as ^fess themselves Christians Shall teach Heathens 
Less Honesty under p^'tence of teaching them more Law: this 
is the testimony of me 

W"* Leverich 

The Agrem* of ye ^sons Imployed by ye Towne of Hemp- 
steed & Oysterbay about ye Limitts between them is as ffol- 
loweth. Viz* 

That ye Inhabitants of ye Town of Oysterbay are to have 
ffree passage over ye Plains by Carts or otherwise, to their 
South Meadows, no way hindering ye p''tentions of ye Inhabi- 
tants of Hempsteed to ye Sd Plaines or their Meadows at ye 
South And that ye West Bounds of Oysterbay Limitts Shall 
begin against the Sandy Beach Comonly Called Barre Beach 
that abutts from Cow Neck Cross Hempsteed Harbour over 
against Matenacock Land, So to Run upon a Straight Lyne to 
Robert Williams Markt Tree, at ye Point of Trees Comonly 
called by ye name of Cantiague, But no persons ^priety to 
be hereby taken away. 

This was declared before ye Govern'' this 25*'* Day of Octob"" 
1677 : & is entred in ye Office by me 

Matthias Nicolls Secre 
Cap* Jn° Seamant ) from 
M"" Rob* Jackson ) Hempsteed 
M"" Henry Townsend \ from 
Cap* Tho: Townsend f Oysterbay lix 

(^, 5p) — This for the Justice & Commission" of Oysterbay 

Hempsteed March ye 18: 1685/6: ffriends we were Informed 
by yo"" Neighbor John Townsend yt you were desirous yt the 
Lyne Should be Run from the Barr Beach to Cantiague point, 
ye w^"* wee are willing Should be done ; Therefore on Munday 
next wee will meet you at Cantiague point for to run ye aforesd 
Lyne, if you please to come ; And if Munday Should be a Day 
not fitting: then ye next faire Day pray be not too Late in ye 
Morning; not{hing) els at p''sent This by ord"" of ye Justice & 
Commission" 

Nathaneel Pearsall Clar. 



Book B 357 

At a Town Meeting held this 20"^ Day of March 1685/6 Then 
ord''ed and agreed upon that these men underwritten Should be 
to Run ye Lyne betwixt Hempsteed & Oysterbay: to witt Robert 
Cole, Nathaneel Cole, John Townsend at Mill, Isaac Daughty & 
Job Wright, And that their Consumation of ye Matter Shall 
Stand good & effectuall & be entred upon Record 

Memorand that these five men are to Meet Hempsteed men ye 
22*'' Day of this p''sent March according to ye Appoyntm* of ye 
Sd Hempsteed men for ye ending of ye Matter aforesd : By order 
of ye Town 

John Townsend Sen"^ 

This Writing witnesseth that wee underwritten being Imployed 
by our Towns to Run the Lyne between oure two Towns, Hemp- 
sted & Oysterbay w*^*' wee have Done, it begining at a Cedar Tree 
Standing on Matinacock Land, on ye East Side of Hempsteed 
Harbour, right over against ye End of ye Sandy or Barr Beach, 
And So running from thence upon a Direct Line to a Marked 
Tree that Stands upon Cantiague Point, which Line is now made 
by Marked Trees; This Done ye 23^ of March in the Yeare 
1685/6 as witnes our hands 
John Seaman | r^^^^^ ^^^ 

Smion Sanng V Hemosteed 

Nathaneel Pearsal J ^ 

Nathaneel Coles ] ^^ese for 

JobWnght \ Oysterbay 

John Townsend J 

At a Town Meeting May ye 12: 1692 

Whereas there is a writing Recorded in ye foregoing page of 
this Booke of Numb"" 58 wherein Suscaneman alias Runasuck 
Indean Doth Seem to Give a further explanation of ye Bounds of 
our Town by ye Indean Deed of ye old purchase ; w'^'' writing wee 
ye ffreehold" of Oysterbay had no knowledge off before it was 
Done therefore Could Give no Consent to it much Less could 
give any ord'' to have it done, doubtless Cap* Townsend when 
he was Gierke ^cured it but to w* end wee know not, for wee 
have our Towne Land by our Indean Deed So Cleerly & palpably 
Bounded on all Sides that there can be no better nor ffurther 
Explanation of it ; Therefore wee ye Sd ffreehold""^ do w*'' an 
unanimous Consent refuse reject & Absolutely cast of this Sd 
writing both ye originall & ye Record and that it is ffals & erron- 
ious and therefore wee do here enter our protest against it and 
do ord"" ye Gierke to record it 

Entred by ord"" of ye ffreehold" 
Ix ^ John Newman Record'' 

(/>. d^)— THESE PRESENTS testify yt wee Tackpaysha Sa- 
chem Shippy Sachem, Mamme, Maumihas, Opison, Sackanick, 



358 Book B 

Wigrow, Coniume-Kanick, Sruckan, Poponhook Indeans, Owners 
& #priet" of a Neck of Land called by ye Indians Possaikas 
Lying & being on ye South Side of Long Island & Called by ye 
English ye west neck; Being Bounded on ye West w**^ a Neck 
of Land Called Simons his Neck, And on ye East w''' Massapage 
Neck Lying & being w*^in ye Patten of Oysterbay; which Sd 
Neck of Land to extend from ye Meadows Northward to ye 
Great Plaines that is from ye Natural fifresh & Salt Meadows, 
The River yt bounds it on ye East Side is called Pawpanawis by 
ye Indeans, The River on ye West Side is called Raskabakush 
wrch divides it from Simons his Neck aforementioned, and for ye 
Breadth of ye Neck it is to hold ye Same Breadth (till it comes 
at ye Great Plaines) w'^^ it hath at ye Indean ffoot path w'^'' goes 
cross the neck at ye washway ; Which Sd Neck of Land as above 
bounded and exprest. Together w*** all ye Timb*", Benefits privi- 
ledges & ap^tences thereupon or thereunto belonging; wee ye 
aforesd Indeans for a valuable Consid''ation in hand paid & re- 
ceived in full Satisfaction from John Townsend Sen*" of Lusum, 
Job Wright & Isaac Daughty all w^^^in ye Township of Oysterbay 
in Queens County; Have Given, Granted, Aliened, Sold en- 
feoffed & Confirm'd, And by theese p'^sents do ffully ffirmly & 
absolutely Give, Grant, Alien, Sell, enfeoffe & confirme unto ye 
aforesd John Townsend Job Wright & Isaac Daughty their Heires 
execut" Adminis" or Assignes ye abovesd Neck of Land, fully 
& Amply as above bounded & exprest, ffrom us our Heires Exe- 
cut" or Assignes for ye Sd John Townsend Job Wright & Isaak 
Doughty To have & to hold peaceably Poses & enjoy forever as 
their Heires & Assignes own ^^ right and Inheritance ; And wee 
ye aforesd Takpoushe, Shipy, Mammee Wawmihas Opison, Saki- 
nick, Wigrow, Conjume Kanick, Srukan, Peponhock Indians be- 
fore mentioned Do for our Selves our Heires or Assignes from 
any ^son or ^sons by from or und"" us or any of us Claiming 
any Interest in ye Sd Land upon any p'^tence w*soever Shall & 
will Warrant & forever by these p''sents defend, that this is our 
Act & Deed wee testify by Setting too our hands & Seales this 
two & t[we]ntyth day of Aprill Annoq Domi 1690 and in ye 
Second yeare of ye Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord William by 
ye Grace of God of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ireland King 
defend*" of ye faith 

Signed Sealed & dd Tackpauhee X his marke O 

in ye p''sence of us his 

Thomas X Miller Chippy X O 

his marke marke 

Dan" Denton Mammee X his O 

his marke 

Wighrow X marke O Waumihas X his O 

his marke marke 



Book B 359 

Conjume Kanik X O Sackanick X his O 

his marke 

Sruckun X O 

marke 

This Deed acknowledged before me one of their majesties 
Justices of ye peace 
Aprill 23: 1690: Richard Harckutt 

cclii 

(/). (57)— THIS INSTRUMENT of writing or Deed of Sale wit- 
nesseth unto all Christian people to whome it may come or or any 
way concerne ; Know yee that whereas we underwritten Suscane- 
man alias Runasuck Samos & Quarapin all three Indeans being 
Impowred by ye rest of ye Indeans and Chieff ^prietors of ye 
Lands called by ye English Matenacock, Scituate Lying & being 
w^^'in ye pattent of Oysterbay w^'^in Queens County upon Long 
Island by vertue whereof, & for the full Sume of Nineteen pounds 
ten Shillings Merchants pay to us pd before ye Signeing & Seal- 
ing hereof ; Have Bargained Sold & by p''sent possession DilivM 
unto James Townsend of Oysterbay a certaine Tract of Land 
at ye Cedar Swamp So called ; The first bounds whereof begineth 
at John Underbills Southeast bound"" and from thence South 
Eighty Rod to Job Wrights Northeast Bound"" Ranging ye Same 
Breadth by Job Wrights Land & John Underbills Lands west- 
wardly to ye Cartway from Muskeeto-Cove to ye plaines being 
ye Same breadth at ye west end as at ye East & in quantity 
Eighty Acres more or Less for ye value of Nineteen pounds ten 
Shillings as abovesd received ; wee do hereby Manifest & Declare 
yt we have freely Sold & by p""sent possession delivered unto ye 
abovesd James Townsend his Heires Execuf^ Administrat""* or 
Asignes ; To have and to hold occupy, possesse & enjoy ye Sd 
Tract of Land as Laid out by Nathaneel Coles & Tho : Townsend 
and Bounded as abovesd forever ; from us our Heires Execut""* 
Administrat""* or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons from by 
or und"" us Laying Claime to a<n>y ^t or parcell thereof by ver- 
tue of Heireship grant, Sale or otherwise be it of what nature 
whatsoever Ingaging our Selves Heires & Successors to uphold, 
Maintaine & make good to him ye Said James his Heires & 
Successors in their peaceable Improvement & enjoyment of ye 
p""mises as fully & amply to all Intents & purposes as mought 
be written or worded according to Law; To ye Confirmation of 
this our Deed of Sale wee have Subscribed ou"" hands & Sett to 
ou"" Seales in Oysterbay this 26*'' day of March 1685 : 
Signed Sealed & dd his 

in p"^sence of us Quarapin X & Seal O 

Tho: Townsend marke his 

John underbill Suscaneman X & Seal O 

his marke 



Book B 

Samouse X & Seal O 
marke 

This Bill of Sale acknowledged before me 
Richard Cornell plu : Ixx 

(p. 62) — To all Christian people to whom this p''sent writing Shall 
come or in any wise ap^taine : Be it known that I Adam Wright 
of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collony of 
New Yorke, ffor & in ye Consideracon of full Satisfaction al- 
ready reed, before ye Sealing & Diliv'^y hereof and for other good 
causes & consid''acons me ye Sd Adam especially Moving, have 
given granted, Bargained, Alienated, Made over. Sold & Con- 
firmed and by these p''sents I ye Said Adam do Give, grant, Bar- 
gaine, alienate, make over, Sell & confirme unto William Buckler 
of Oysterbay aforesd aforesd all my Right title & Interest, claime 
& Demand w*Soever w<^^ I ye Sd Adam now have or w'^^ any of 
my Heires, Execut" Adminis" or Assignes may hereafter have 
of & in Twelve Acres of Land being ^t of a Tract of Land w'^'' 
I now enjoy, not w^'^in ffence, but formerly Laid out to me by ye 
Surveyors of Oysterbay aforesd w'^'* Land was formerly Anthony 
Wrights, Lying & being on ye East Side of ye High way to Lead- 
ing from Oysterbay to Lusum & Somewhat neer ye plaines w^** 
Sd twelve Acres of Land is already Laid out unto ye Sd William 
by ye Sd Adam, the Sd William & John Newman, Ranging along 
the east Side of ye forementioned Tract of Land and bounded 
on ye outside against ye Comon w^** ye two Corners Bound""* of 
ye Sd Adams Land being in Length one Hundred & Thirty one 
Rod Extending into the Sd Adams Land near ffifteen Rod, & 
bounded at ye South end w*^ a Stake in a Small pond, and at ye 
North end v^'^ a Small black Oake Tree; TO HAVE AND TO 
HOLD ye Sd twelve Acres of Land w*** all priviledges, ^fits & 
Comodities thereto belonging; unto his ye Said William Buckler 
his Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes forever. And the 
Sd Adam hath put ye Sd William into a Lawfull & peaceable pos- 
session of ye Sd twelve acres of Land by ye Dilivery of these 
p''sents ; And ye Sd Adam doth further Covenant to & w*^ ye 
Sd William that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd William 
his Heires, Executors, Administrate or Assignes quietly & peace- 
ably to have, hold, occupie possess & enjoy the Sd Twelve Acres 
of Land w*'* ye Appurtenances forever thereof w^^out ye Lawfull 
Lett hindrance or Interuption of him the Sd Adam his Heires Ex- 
ecut" Administrate or Assignes or any other person or persons 
Lawfully claiming for by or und"" him or either of them by vertue 
of any form'' gift, grant, Bargaine or Sale w*soever ; And I the Sd 
Adam do hereby declare that this my Deed Shall Stand good & 
effectuall according to the true Intent & meaning hereof notwith- 
standing any error that may be found herein w"^*' is not according 



Book B 361 

to Law IN WITNES whereof I ye Sd Adam Wright have here- 
unto Set my hand & Seal the first day of April in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty & Six 
Signed Sealed & dd Adam Wright O 

in ye p''sence of us : 
John Newman 
John Townsend 
John Stewart vide cclxxv 

(y,. 63)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine ; Be it known yt I 
Adam Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County upon Long Island 
in ye %^vince of New Yorke, for & in ye Consideration of the 
Sum of Eight pounds Merchantable pay Currant in this CoUony 
in hand paid before ye Sealing & dilivery hereof, and for other 
good causes & consideracons me ye Sd Adam especially Moving ; 
HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, alienated, made over, Bargained, 
Sold & Confirmed, And by these p''sents I ye Sd Adam Do give, 
grant, alienate, make over, Bargaine Sell & Confirme unto John 
Townsend Son of Henry Townsend Sen"" of Oysterbay aforesd 
A piece or plott of Land, being part of yt w*^** is comonly called 
ye old planting field, Scituate w**^in ye bounds of Oysterbay afore- 
sd, And Bounded on ye West w*** ye Sd Adams fence as now it 
Stands, and So to Range fourty two pole in Length & fourty two 
pole in breadth making it a direct Square Containing Eleven 
Acres or thereabouts. Together w*'' all my right, title, Interest, 
claime & demand w*soever w'^'^ I the Sd Adam now have or w"^*' 
any of my Heires Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes may here- 
aff have of & in ye Sd piece of Land w*=** is now in ye possession 
of me ye Sd Adam, but form''ly in ye possession of Alice Crabb 
deceased, w'*" all the fences thereto belonging w*^ all issues & 
profits therefrom arising or growing TO HAVE AND TO 
HOLD all & Singular ye p''mises w'^ ye Appurtenances thereof 
unto him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires Execut" Administra- 
te or Assignes and to his & their only ^^ use & behoofe for- 
ever, And the Sd Adam hath put ye Sd John into a Lawfull & 
peaceable possession of ye p''mises by ye dilivery of these p''sents, 
And ye Sd Adam doth for himselfe, his Heires, Execut" Admin- 
istrate & Assignes further covenant to & w*'' the Sd John that 
it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd John Townsend his 
Heires, Execut" Administrate or Assignes or any or either of 
them quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupie, possess & enjoy 
all the afore mentioned piece of Land w*^ ye Appurtenances 
thereof w^^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of him 
ye Sd Adam Wright or any other ^son Lawfully claiming 
for by or und"" him by meanes of any form"' gift, grant, bargaine 
or Sale w*Soever, but that ye Sd Adam his Heires Execute & 
Administrate Shall defend the Sd John his Heires & Assignes 



362 Book B 

in their peaceable possession against all Just claimes & demands yt 
Shall be made to ye Sd piece of Land by any person or persons 
whatsoever ; And also yt this my deed Shall Stand good & effec- 
tuall according to ye true Intent & meaning hereof IN WITNES 
whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the Thirtyth day 
of July in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty 
& Six ; And in ye Second year of James ye Second of Great Brit- 
tan france &c King &c 

Signed Sealed & dd Adam Wright O 

In p''sence of us : — 
John Newman 

the marke X of 
William Buckler 
Samuel Banks Ixxi: 

Know all men by these p'sents that I John Townsend w'^in 
Mentioned do hereby these p''sents Asinge & make over all my 
right & Interest to ye w^'^in Mentioned Land bought of Adam 
Wright to my Brother Robert Townsend w*'* all ye ^fits Comod- 
ity[s] & Appurtences belonging to ye Same as fully & Amply as 
ever it was Invested in me to ye only stf?^ use & behoofe of my Sd 
Brother Robert Townsend his Heirs and Asings for ever to w'^** 
Asinement I sett my hand this twenty Second Day July 1687 
Asinged in p''sence of us John Townsend 

Henry Townsend Senior This asinem* is written on ye Back- 
John Dewsbury side of ye Deed recorded in this page 

vide Ixvii 

{p. 64) — This Instrument of wrighting or deed of conveyance 
may testify to all people yt it doth or ever may concerne That I 
Adam Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island 
in ye Colony of New Yorke, for & in Consid''ation of ye Sume 
of Tenn pounds in Silver money to me in hand paid by Henry 
Townsend Jun"" of Oysterbay aforesd before ye Sealing & dilivery 
of these p''sents ; In consid''ation of w'^'^ money I ye Sd Adam 
Wright hath Granted, released, confirmed & Sold, And by these 
p''sents d<o> Grant release Sell & confirme unto ye Sd Henry 
Townsend Jun'' his Heires & Assignes forever; Three whole 
Shares of Meadowing Lying by ye Bever Swamp Creek, And 
Adjoyning to Henry Townsend Sen*" his Land, being three Acers 
more or Less And Bounded on ye South by a Small Share of 
Meadow formerly bought by ye Sd Henry Townsend Jun"" of ye 
Sd Adam Wright, And on ye North by Gideon Wrights Meadow ; 
I ye Sd Adam Wright do by these p''sents Diliver into ye Actual! 
possession of ye Sd Henry Townsend the aforesd Three Shares 
of Meadowing; To have & to hold to ye only ^per use & be- 
hoofe of him ye Sd Henry Townsend his Heires & Assignes for- 
ever And ye Sd Adam Wright for him Selfe his Heires Execuf* 



Book B 863 

and Administrat" doth covenant grant & agree to & w*** ye Sd 
Henry Townsend his Heires & Assignes by these p''sents yt he 
nor they shall not Interupt, Molest nor disturb ye Sd Henry 
Townsend his Heires or Assignes in ye peaceable & quiet pos- 
session of ye abovesd p''mises but Shall to ye uttermost of their 
power & Knowledge ^tect ye Sd Henry his Heires & Assignes 
in ye quiet possession of ye Same, To w^*' I ye Sd Adam Wright 
have Sett my hand & Seale ye Twenty first Day of August Anno 
Dom:— 1686 

Signed Sealed & dd Adam Wright O 

in p''sence of us Mary Wright : O 

John Dewsbury: George Codner: 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome this p'-sent writ- 
ing Shall come or in any wise appertaine Be it known yt I John 
Townsend Se"" of Lusum in ye Bounds of ye patten of Oysterbay 
in Queens County on Long Island in ye Evince of New Yorke 
for & in ye Consideration of ye Some of Three pound Six Shill- 
ings eight pence Sillver money currant in this Collony in hand 
pd before ye Sealing & dilivery hereof & for divers other good 
causes and Considerations me ye Sd John especially Moving 
HAVE GIVEN granted alienated, made over Bargained Sold & 
confirmed, And by these p''sents I the Said John do Give, grant 
Bargaine Sell & confirme unto Henry Townsend of Oysterbay 
aforesd, one piece or Share of Meadow in ye Meadows comonly 
known by the name of Bever Swamp Meadows Lying Just below 
ye ffield of Henry Townsend Se: Ad bounded on ye East by 
Thomas Townsends Meadow on ye west by Gideon Wrights 
Meadow being by estimation three quarf* of an Acre More or 
Less Scituate Lying & being in Oysterbay bounds aforesd To- 
gether w"^ all my right Title & Interest Claime & Demand wtSo- 
ever w'^'' I the Sd John Townsend now have or w<=^ any of my 
Heires Execut" Administraf^ or Assignes may hereafter have 
of of & in ye Sd piece of Meadow w''' all Issues & ^fits there- 
from arising or in any wise Apertaining TO HAVE & TO HOLD 
ye Sd piece of Meadow w'*' its Appurtenances to him ye Said 
Henry Townsend his Heires & Assignes & to ye only use & be- 
hoofe of him ye Sd Henry his Heires & Assignes forever AND 
ye Sd John hath put ye Sd Henry in [to] A Lawfull & peaceable 
possession of ye p''mises by ye Dilivery of these p''sents And 
the Sd John doth for him Selfe his Heires Execut" and Assignes 
further Covenant & Agree to & with ye Sd Henry that it Shall 
& may be Lawfull for him the Sd Henry Townsend his Heires 
& Assignes quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupie possess & 
enjoy all & Singular the p''mises forever w'^'out the Lawfull Lett 
hindrance or Molestation of him ye Sd John his Heires or As- 
signes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by or 



364 Book B 

und"" him by any way or meanes or by or under any p''tence what- 
soever IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & 
Seal the fifth day of January in ye yeare of our Lord one thou- 
sand Six hundred eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd in John Townsend Se*" O 

p^'sence of us 
John Newman Daniel Weekes Ixvi 

(^. (55)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom th[is] 
p''sent writing Shall come or in any wise [concern] Be it known 
that I James Townsend of 0[ysterbay] in Queens County on 
Long Island in ye Collony [of New] Yorke for & in ye Consid""- 
ation of ye Sum of three p[ounds] & ten Shillings of Silver 
money in hand pd & rec[eived] before ye Sealing & diliv''y hereof 
and for other [good] causes & Considerations me ye Sd James 
especially [moving] HAVE GIVEN, granted, Alinated made over 
Sold [ ] confirmed, AND by these p''sents I ye Sd James 

Town [send] do give grant, alienate make over. Sell & confir[m] 
unto Edmond Wright of Oysterbay aforesd, A pi[ece] of Swamp 
Scituate Lying & being between Geor[ge] Townsends Home Lott 
& ye Street against ye Sd Edmond Wrights Lott and Bounded 
on ye East by ye Sd George Town [sends] Lott on ye South by ye 
High way on ye west by ye Sd Street on ye North by ye Sd Ed- 
mond Wrights Land being by estima[tion] three quart" of an 
Acre more or Less Scituate Lying & being [in] Oysterbay aforesd 
Together w**^ all my right title & Inte[rest] w'^'* I now have or 
wch ^j^y of my Heires Execut" Administfrators] or Assignes 
may hereaff have of & in ye Sd Swamp w**^ a [11] Issues & ^fits 
therefrom arising or growing or in any [wise] Ap^taining TO 
HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him ye Sd Edm[ond] Wright his 
Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes [all &] Singular ye 
p''mises : The Sd piece of Swamp w**^ ye Appurtenances thereof 
and to ye only ^per use & behoofe of him ye Sd Edmond his 
Heires or Assignes forever. And the Sd James hath put ye Sd 
Edmond into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of ye p^^mises by 
ye dilivery of these p''sen[ts] And ye Sd James Townsend doth 
further covenant & agree to [&] w*^ ye Sd Edmond yt it Shall 
& may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Edmond his Heires or Assignes 
quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie possess & enjoy all & 
Singular ye p''mises forever w*'^ the Lawfull lett hindrance or 
Interuption of him ye Sd James his Heires or Assignes or any 
other ^son or ^sons Lawful [ly] claiming for by or und*" him 
or any or either of them by meanes of any former gift Grant Bar- 
gaine or Sale w*Soe[ver] IN WITNES whereof I the Sd James 
have hereunto Sett my hand & Scale the Twenty Sixth Day of 
October in ye year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty 
& Six 



Book B 365 

Signed Sealed & dd Jeames Townsend O 

in p''sence of us 
John Newman 
Joseph Ludlam 

Edmond Wrights Lands & Meadow w*='* he is possesed off in 
Oysterbay & ye Bound [s] thereof is as fTolloweth 

1^' His Home Lott on vv'=*' he now Lives Lying by ye Street 
next above William Bucklers w**" ye priviledge of Comonage & 
Woodland thereto belonging or w"='' hereaff Shall belong to it: 
This was fformerly Given by ye Town to Caleb Wright Brother 
to ye Sd Edmond but afterward came to him by way of Exchange 

2diy Ye Sd Edmond hath 3 Acres of a Home Lott Joyning to 
Isaac Daughtys Lott at ye Hollow w*^*^ 3 Acres Lyes next ye 
Highway ag* Joseph Weekes Lott w^'' one third ^t of a right of 
Comonage & Wood Land: w'*" all privilidges w"^*^ now are or w*^'* 
hereafter shall belong to it. This his father Nicholas Wright had 
for worke about ye Mill Dam ye Sd Edmond hath one third ^t 
of a whole purchasers Right at Hogg Island So called in ye 
Bounds of Oysterbay w*^*^ was formerly his ffather Nicholas 
Wrights 

4'y The Sd Edmond hath one fourth part of a whole right 
of Meadow at ye South of Oysterbay w'** all rights & priviledges 
thereto Belonging 

S'y he hath also one third ^t of a field of Twenty Acres 
Lying by ye High way Going to Lusum about two miles from ye 
Towne Bounded by fTrancis Weekes Land on ye East & Dickin- 
sons Land on ye West 

[6'^] He hath a piece of Swamp & Upland w*^'' was Given 
him by his fifather by his Last will & Testam' w^^ Lyeth before 
ye Sd Enmonds House and Bounded by the Street on ye west & 
North and by Josias Lattens Land that was formerly but now 
ye Sd Edmonds on ye East and by ye Land mentioned in this 
above written Deed on ye South ; 

?'>' ye Sd Edmond hath halfe of a Lott or Share in ye Home 
Meadows w*='' is Mentioned in ffollio ye 5'^ of this Booke w**" ye 
Bounds thereof And also one Third ^t of two pieces of plaine 
Land ye one Containing about 20 Acres Lying neer Aaron flfor- 
mans Hollow at ye Northwar[d] edge And ye other Cont 50 
Acres Joyning to yt w'^'' was fforme[rly] Anthony Wrights ye 
Bounds of both these two pieces of plaine Land is to be Seen 
in page ye 99 of this Booke; more of ye Sd Edmonds Land in 
ffoli 5 of this Book Item Ixxi: 

{p. 66)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
[writing] shall come or in any wise apif^taine; Be it [known] 
that I Caleb Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long 



366 Book B 

Island in ye Colony of New Yorke : for & in ye Consid'"ation of 
ye Sume of two pounds Currant Silver money of this Colony in 
hand paid, and for other causes & Consid''ations me ye Sd Caleb 
especially Moving [hav]e GIVEN GRANTED, Bargained, made 
over, Alienated, Sold confirmed; And by these p''sents I the Sd 
Caleb do give [g] rant Bargaine, make over, Alienate, Sell & con- 
firme unto [N]athan Burdsall of Matenacock in ye Bounds of 
Oysterbay [abjovesd A piece or Share of Meadow at Bever 
Swamp being [ju]st below Henry Townsends ffield: and Bounded 
by Henry Townsends Meadow on ye North & Henry Townsends 
Meadow on the South Lying & being in Oysterbay aforesd, being 
by estimation three quart" of an Acre be it more or Less ; To- 
gether w''' all my right Title & Interest, claime & demand w*So- 
ever w'^** I ye Sd Caleb now have or w^^ any of my Heires Exe- 
cuf^ Administraf^ or Assignes may hereafter have of & in ye 
Sd piece of Meadow w*'' all Issues & ^fits fro thence arising or 
growing ; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him the Sd Nathan 
Burdsall his Heires or Assignes the Sd piece of Meadow & every 
^t & ^cel thereof w*'' its Appurtenances, and to ye only ^^ use 
& behoof of him ye Sd Nathan Burdsal his Heires Execuf* 
Administraf^ or Assignes [forejver And the Sd Caleb hath put 
ye Sd Nathan into a Lawful and peaceable possession of ye Sd 
piece of Meadow by ye Dilivery of these p^^sents And ye Sd Caleb 
doth further Covenant for himself his Heires Execut" Adminis- 
trate or Assignes to & w*'' ye Sd Nathan that it Shall & may 
be Lawfull for him ye Sd Nathan his Heires & Assignes quietly 
& peaceably to have hold occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular 
ye p^'mises forever Without ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Inte- 
ruption of him ye Sd Caleb his Heires Execut" Administrate 
or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully Claiming for 
by or und"" him [or] by meanes of any former gift grant Bar- 
gaine or Sale w*Soever In Witnes whereof I have hereunt<o> 
Sett my hand & Seal the twenty [f]irst day of Decemb'' in ye 
yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred eighty & Six 
Signed Sealed & dd the marke of 

in p'-sence of us Caleb X Wright O 

John Newman George Townsend Item Ixxvij 

Be it known by these p''sents that I Nathan Burdsall the w*^in 
Mentioned in this within written Deed have Assigned made over 
& confirmed And by these p''sents I ye Sd Nathan do Assigne 
make over & confirme unto Henry Townsend Ju"" of Oysterbay 
in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collony of New Yorke 
all my right title & Interest w^*" I the Sd Nathan my Heires Exe- 
cute Administrate or Assignes now have or hereaff may have 
of & in a Certaine piece of meadow mentioned in this within 
Deed unto him ye Sd Henry his Heires or Assignes forever as 
fully & Largely in every respect as it is made unto me ye Sd 



Book B 367 

Nathan by virtue of this within written deed; having received 
therefore Already fifuU Satisfaction IN WITNES whereof I ye 
Sd Nathan have hereunto Set my hand & Seal ye twenty Second 
day of December in ye yeare of our Lord 1686: 
Signed Sealed & dd Nathan Birdsal O 

in p''sence of us 
John Newman : John Wright 
This Asignm* is of ye above written Deed: plu: Ixviij 

These p''sents Declareth unto all whome it may any wayes 
Consarne that I Henry Townsend Sen"" of Oysterbay in Queens 
County on Long Island do give Grant & Make over & diliver in 
p''sent possession to my Son Henry Townsend half my Meadow 
& Orchard here by my House, And half of all my right of Land 
and Meadow on Hogg Island, and half of all my right of Land 
at Cedar Swamp, and half of all my right of Land in ye Last 
great purchase on Matenacock, the Town bought ; And of ye 
Land yt proves to be mine in ye Old Town purchase ; I say I do 
by these p''sents g[ive] & diliver up half of all ye above men- 
tioned ^ts & ^cells of Lands unto my Son Henry Town [send] 
and to his Leneal Heire or Heires of his own body, And he may 
give it to w^*^ Child [ren] he please at or before his Death, But 
if my Son Henry do not will it to any child or Ch[ildren] of his 
Then my ord"" is, his oldest Son if he Live to Inherit it Shall be 
ye Heire, but if [he] Leave no Male Heire, then his Surviving 
Daughters Shall be Heires to it all. To have, hold, possess. Oc- 
cupy & enjoy as his or their own ^^ right. Title & Interest 
for [ever] as Witnes my hand & Seal ye eighteenth day of March 
in ye year one Thousand Six hundr[ed ] 

Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of Henry Townsend Sen*" O 
John Newman : Job Wright 
John Underbill John Townsend 

{p. 67)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it known yt I Job 
Wright of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye 
Collony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation of ye Sume of 
two pounds Silver money currant in this Collony And for other 
good causes & Consid''ations me ye Sd Job especially Moving the 
aforesd money being paid before the Sealing and dilivery hereof 
HAVE GIVEN GRANTED Bargained Sold & Confirmed unto 
Robert Townsend of Oysterbay aforesd ye Sonn of Henry Town- 
send Se'" of ye Same place, A piece or plott of Land Lying at ye 
planting field So called And bounded on ye North by John Town- 
sends field formerly Adam Wrights on ye west by Job Wrights 
Land having a Small white Oake Tree Markt w^'' H for ye South 
west corner bound"" And from thence on a Straight Line to a 
Great White Oake Tree Markt w''^ H being ye Southeast comer 



368 Book B 

bound'' on ye east by ye ridge of ye Hill, being of ye Same Length 
with ye Sd John Townsends Land being by estimation three Acres 
be it more or less Scituate Lying & being in Oysterbay aforesd 
Together w"' all my right Title & Interest claime & demand w*So- 
ever w"^'' I the Sd Job now have or w<^^ any of my Heires Execu- 
fs Administraf* or Assignes may hereaff have of & in ye Sd 
Land or any ^t or ^cell there of w**' all Issues & ^fits therefrom 
arising or growing To have and to hold all & Singular ye p''mises 
& every ^t & ^cell thereof unto him ye Sd Robert Townsend 
his Heires & Assignes And to ye only ^^ use & behoofe of him 
ye Sd Robert his Heires & Assignes forever And the Sd Job 
hath put ye Sd Robert into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of 
the Sd Land by ye dilivery of Turfe & Twigg & by the dilivery 
of these p'"sents, AND ye Sd Job doth for himself e his Heires 
Execut" & Assignes further Covenant & agree to & w*** ye Sd 
Robert yt it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Robert his 
Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie pos- 
sess & enjoy ye Sd piece of Land forever w'^'out ye Lawfull Lett 
hindrance or Interuption of him ye Sd Job his Heires & Assignes 
And Like wise ye Sd Job to defend ye Sd Robert his Heires & 
Assignes in ye peaceable possession of ye p''mises against all 
Just Claimes & demands that Shall hereaff be made to ye Sd 
Land or any ^t or ^cell thereof by any ^son or ^sons w*- 
Soever; IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the Nineteenth day of January in ye yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand Six hundred Eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd Job Wright O 

in p^'sence of us Item Ixxvij the marke of 

John Newman Daniel Weekes Rachel (R) Wright O 

(p. 68)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'-sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it known that we 
Henry Townsend Se"" & John Townsend Sonne of ye Sd Henry 
Townsend both of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island 
in ye Collony of New Yorke for Divers good causes & Consider- 
ations us ye Sd Henry & John especially Mooving HAVE GIVEN 
GRANTED alienated made over Bargained Sold & Confirmed & 
by these p''sents we ye Said Henry & John do Give grant, alienate, 
make over Bargaine Sell and confirme unto Henry Townsend 
Ju"" of Oysterbay aforesd Sone of the aforesd Henry Townsend 
Se*" All that Lott of Land Lying on ye east Side of Matenacock 
Creek and bounded w*'' Gidon Wrights Land on ye Northside 
neer Sagamore Hill ; w*"^ James Townsends Land on ye South 
Side ; w*'' ye Meadow on ye west end ; And w*'^ ye Comon or hill 
on ye East end being by estimation Twenty Acres be it more or 
Less Scituate w'^in ye bounds of Oysterbay aforesd Together w''' 
all ye right title & Interest Claime & demand whatsoev"" w*=** we 



Book B 369 

ye Sd Henry Townsend Sc & John Townsend now have or any 
or either of us now have or any or either of ou"" heires Execut" 
Administrate or Assignes may hereaff have of & in ye foremen- 
tioned Lott of Land w^'' all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising or 
Growing: (Which Sd Lott of Land ye aforesd Henry Townsend 
Se"" hath formerly given by his Last will & testament to his three 
Sons but now Sees cause to alter that ^ticular in his Will and 
to Confirme it all to his Sone Henry as this Deed declares) TO 
HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye Sd Henry Townsend Ju' ye 
Sd Lott of Land w"' its Apurtenances unto him ye Sd Henry 
Townsend Ju"" his Heires & Assignes forever And to ye only ^^ 
use & behoofe of him ye Sd Henry his Heires & Assignes for- 
ever, And ye Sd Henry Townsend Se"" & ye Sd John hath put ye 
Sd Henry into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of ye p''mises 
by ye diliv''y of these p''sents And ye Sd Henry Townsend Se' 
w^** ye Sd John do for them Selves them Heires Execuf^ & As- 
signes further Covenant & Agree to & w*'' the Sd Henry Town- 
send Ju"" that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd Henry 
Townsend Ju'' his Heires or Assignes quietly & peaceably to 
have hold occupie possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p''mises & 
every ^t & ^cel thereof forever w^^out ye Lawfull Lett hin- 
drance or Interuption of them ye Sd Henry Se*" or John or any 
or either of them or any or either of their Heires Execuf' or 
Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claiming for by 
or und"" them or any or either of them by meanes of any former 
gift, Grant, Bargaine or Sale w'Soever or any any other claime 
w'Soever And ye Sd Henry Townsend Se' & ye Sd John do 
hereby declare that they have received of ye Sd Henry Townsend 
Ju"" full Satisfaction in very respect for ye forementioned Lott 
of Land before ye Sealing & dilivery hereof IN WITNES where- 
of we have hereunto Set our hands & Seales the twenty fourth day 
of January in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred 
eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd Henry Townsend Se"" O 

in p''sence of us John Townsend O 

John Newman George Codner Anna Townsend O 

plu Ixxxvi: 

January 24: 1686: 

I the above named Henry Townsend Ju*" for & in ye Consid''a- 
tion that my Brother ye above mentioned John Townsend hath 
by this Deed confimied his ^t of ye above mentioned Lott of 
Land unto unto me I the Sd Henry do hereby declare that I ye 
Sd Henry that I have & do make over & confirme unto him ye 
Sd John Townsend a piece of Land Lying neer ye old planting 
field So called & Bounded on ye north by a high way And on ye 
South by ye Land w<=^ was formerly Job Wrights Land being 
by estimation four Acres be it more or Less w*** all my right 



370 Book B 

title & Interest claime & demand w*Soever w'^*' I or my Heires 
Execut" or Assignes may hereafter have to ye Sd piece of Land, 
as firmly in all respects as ye Sd Lott of Land in the above w^rit- 
ten Deed in all the clauses & Covenants thereof is made unto me 
To w'^'' I Set my hand & Seal ye day & yeare above written 
Signed Sealed & dd Henry Townsend Ju'' 

in p'"sence of us 
John Newman George Codner vide Ixxi 

(p. 69)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p-'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine : Be it known that we 
Chippie & Sacahconick Sonne of ye Sd Chippie Indeans & Chief 
^prietors of ye South Lands w^^'in ye Bounds of ye patent of 
Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Evince of 
New Yorke : ffor & in ye Consideration of many fformer fifavours 
& kindnes received by us ye Sd Indeans of John Townsend Sen*" 
of Lusum in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd and for divers 
other good Causes & Considerations us ye Sd Indeans especially 
Moving HAVE GIVEN GRANTED Infeoffed Made over & 
Confirmed And by these p''sents we ye Sd Indeans do give, Grant ; 
Infeeffe make over & Confirme unt[o] John Townsend Se"" of 
Lusum aforesd. One Neck of Land Lying & being at ye South 
before Mentioned and Bounded on ye west by a River called 
by ye Indeans Senix ; Ranging by ye Same River Northward to 
a white Oake Tree Markt about Seventy Rod North of ye path 
going cross ye Neck, And from ye Sd Tree Eastwardly cross ye 
Neck to a white oake Tree Markt Standing by ye River called 
Quanatuckquas being ye North Bound"" And on ye East by ye 
Sd River And on ye South by ye Meadows ; which Sd Neck is 
comonly known by ye Name of Little Neck Lying between ffort 
Neck & Unkaway Neck, Together w''^ all ou"" Right Title & 
Interest claime & demand wtSoever w'=^ wee ye fforenamed In- 
deans now have or w'^'' any of ou"" Heires Execut" Administrat" 
or Assignes may hereafte"" have of & in ye Sd Neck of Land, w*** 
all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising or Growing or in any wise 
Ap^taining TO HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye Sd John 
Townsend his Heires & Assignes the Sd Neck of Land & ever 
^t & ^cel thereof w**^ its Appurtenances And to ye only ^^ use 
& behoof of him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires & Assignes 
forever And the Sd Chippie and his Sonn have put ye Sd John 
Into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of all & Singular ye prem- 
ises by ye dilivery of these p''sents and the Sd Chippie & Sacah- 
conick his Sonne do for them Selves their Heires Execuf* & 
Assignes further Covenant & Agree to & w'** ye Sd John Town- 
send that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd John his 
Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably to have hold occupie pos- 
sess & enjoy all & Singular the p''mises forever w^'^out ye Law- 
full Lett Hindrance or Molestation of them ye Sd chippee & his 



Book B 371 

Sd Son or either of them or any or either of their Heires, Exe- 
cute or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claim- 
ing for by or unci"" them or any or either of them, Notwithstand- 
ing any form"" Gift Grant Bargaine or Sale w^Soever IN WIT- 
NES whereof we ye Sd Indeans have hereunto Set our hands & 
Scales the fTourth day of ffebruary in ye yeare of our Lord one 
thousand Six hundred eighty & Six 

Signed Sealed & dd the marke X of O 

in p''sence of us : Chippie Indean 

John Newman : Job Wright the marke X of O 

the X mark of: the marke of: X Secahaonick Indean 

Capt. Ramerock : Rohussah alias James : Item Ixxiij 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'sent writ- 
ing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it known yt I Eph- 
raim Carpenter Sen"" of Muskeeto Cove in ye Bounds of Oyster- 
bay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Collony of New 
Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation yt John Townsend Sen"" of West 
Neck at ye South in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd hath 
Granted & Confirm'd unto me, a Certaine siPcel of upland at west 
Neck aforesd by way of exchange to my flfull Content & Satisfac- 
tion as by a Deed und"" ye hand & Seal of ye Sd John Bearing 
Date w^*^ these p''sents is at Large Demonstrated & for other good 
Causes & Consid''ations me ye Sd Ephraim especially Moving 
HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, alienated. Infeoflfed, Sold & Con- 
firmed, And by these p^^sents I ye Sd Ephraim do Give, Grant, 
Alienate, Infeoffe, Sell & Confirme unto John Townsend aforesd 
all that of one Lott of upland w"^'' was formerly John Newmans 
as it fell to him by Lott ye first Lott in Numb"" Lying on ye Sd 
West Neck on ye East Side thereof & adjoyning to ye Highway 
ranging Cross ye Neck & is of ye Southermost or Lower Division 
of ye Upland on Sd Neck and one other Lott of Upland w'='' was 
fformerly William ffrosts as it fell to him by Lott ye Second 
Lott in Numb*" & Joyning to ye ffirst Mentioned Lott on ye Same 
Side of Sd Neck & of ye Same Division, all w"^*" is to be Seen at 
Large in ye records of Oysterbay in ye Booke B : Page 252 : And 
ye Deeds of ye Conveyance thereof to ye said Ephraim are Like- 
wise entred in ye Same book Together w''^ all my right, title & 
Interest, Claime & demand w^Soever w^*^ I ye Sd Ephraim now 
have or w'^*' any or either of my Heires, Execut" or Assignes may 
hereaff^ have of to or in ye Sd two Lotts of Land & every ^t 
& %^cell thereof w*'' all ^fits, Issues, Timber Trees or other Co- 
moditys in & on ye Sd Lott in any wise Ap%^taining TO HAVE 
& TO HOLD unto him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires & As- 
signes all & SinguK ye Aforementioned two Lotts of Land & 
Granted p''mises to ye only ^^ use & behoofe of him ye Sd John 
Townsend his Heires & Assignes forever, And ye Sd Ephraim 
hath put ye Sd John into a Law full & peaceable possession of ye 



372 Book B 

Sd two Lotts of Land by ye Dilivery of Turf & Twigg & by ye 
Dilivery of these p''sents, And ye Sd Ephraim doth for himself 
his Heires, Execut" & Assignes further Covenant & agree to & 
w*'^ ye Sd John Townsend yt it Shall & may be Lawfull for him 
ye Said John his Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably to have, 
hold, occupy, possess & enjoy ye Sd two Lotts of Land forever 
w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett, hindrance or Interuption of him ye Sd 
Ephraim his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes or any other ^son or 
^sons Lawfully Claiming for, by or und"" him or any or either 
of them Notwithstanding any former Gift, Grant bargaine, Mort- 
gage or Sale w^Soever and the Sd Ephraim doth Bind himself & 
his Heires to warrant & defend ye Sd two Lotts of Land to ye 
Said John Townsend his Heires & Assignes forever according 
as before is exp^'ssed IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal ye fifteenth Day of Novemb"" in ye yeare of 
our Lord one Thousand Six hundred Ninety three 
Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us Ephraim Carpenter O 

John Newman Henry Townsend Jun*" 
Job Wright 

This w^'^in written Deed acknowledged by the within named 
Ephraim Carpenter to be his reall act & deed by me one of their 
Ma*'^* Justices of ye peace December ye 17'^ 16[9]6 

Nathaniel Coles 

{p. 70) — Know all men by these p''sents that That we whose 
names are hereund"" written have out of our Naturall affection 
as well as for other Considercons moving us hereunto have Alien- 
ated, Bargained & Sold unto James Townsend of Oysterbay his 
Heires & Assignes forever to have & to hold all these our Shares 
of Meadow Lying & being on Oake Neck in ye Collony of New 
Yorke Sheere in Long Island & Bounded as ye Town Record 
makes mention, That is to Say Anthony Wright ye thirteenth 
and the one and Thirtyth Shares John Weekes of Warwick ye 
Three and thirtyth Share, John Townsend of ye ffarmes ye 
Twenty Sixth Share, Richard Crabb the Seventeenth Share, Wee 
whose names are here Subscribed do engage to uphold ye Sd 
James Townsend his Heires & Assignes in peaceable & quiet pos- 
session as their ^^ right forever from us ou"" Heires or any 
other ^son or ^sons w'Soever by through or und'' us, As Witnes 
our hands this 30''* Day of May in ye Year of ou"" Lord God 
1678: 

Anthony Wright 
Richard Crab 
John Wickes 

Lusum ye S'** Day of January 1675 

To all Christian people to whom this Instrument of of writing 
Shall come: Be it known unto all men yt that I John Townsend 



Book B 373 

of Lusum have Sold unto my Brother James ot Oysterbay one 
Share of Meadow upon Oake Neck Boimded as ye Town Record 
doth make Mention, This I do owne that I have Sold & received 
full Satisfaction for it from me my Heires or Assignes unto my 
Brother James him his Heires or Assignes forever to enjoy as 
their owne ^^ Intrust never to be molested by me nor any from 
me as witnes my hand ye Day & year first ritne 
and in p''sence of us John Townsend 

Henry Townsend Junor 
Thomas Willitts 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent writing 
Shall com or in any or in any wise Ap^taine. Be it known 
that I George Townsend of Oysterbay in Queens County on 
Long Island in ye Evince of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''a- 
tion of ye Sum of ffifteen pounds of Silver money Currant in this 
Evince in hand pd before ye Sealing & Dilivery hereof in full 
payment & Satisfaction & for other good Causes & Consid'^ations 
me ye Sd George especially Moving HAVE GIVEN GRANTED 
Alienated, Made over. Bargained, Sold & Confirmed and by these 
p''sents I ye Sd George Do Give, Grant Alienate Make over, Bar- 
gaine, Sell and Confirme unto James Townsend of Cedar Swamp 
So called in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd The Moity or half 
^t of Certaine Lands & Meadows Lying & being w^'^in ye Bounds 
of ye patten of Oysterbay aforesd w'^'^ I ye Sd George Stands 
now possessed off by Virtue of a Deed from John Weekes of 
Warwick in New England & Rose his wife und"" their hands & 
Scales bearing Date ye third Day of March one thousand Six 
hundred eighty & five or Six w'^'' Deed Stands Recorded in ye 
45**' page of this Book : B : in Oysterbay Together w*'' Comon 
Rights and p''viledges to ye Sd Land belonging whethe"" it be 
Land already Laid out & enclosed, or not enclosed nor yet Laid 
out, w*^'' doth or Shall ^iPly belong to ye forementioned Right 
of Land and half a Share of Meadow at ye South of Oysterbay 
aforesd as it was fformerly Laid out to ye Sd John Weekes & 
Rose his wife And also one allotment of up Land upon Unkaway 
Neck as fformerly Laid out Together w*** all my Right, Title & 
Interest, Claime & Demand w'Soever w^^ I ye Sd George now 
have or which any or either of my Heires Execuf^ Administraf^' 
or Assignes may hereaff have of. to or in ye Moity or half part 
of all & Singu[lar] ye fforementioned Land & Meadow w''^ all 
Issues & %^fits, Customes & priviledges from thence arising or 
Growing or in any wise Ap^taining TO HAVE & TO HOLD 
unto him ye Sd James Townsend his Heires & Assignes ye Moity 
or half ^t of all & Singular ye p''mises with Apurtenances to ye 
only ^per use & behoofe of him ye Sd James Townsend his 
Heires & Assignes forever: And ye Sd George hath put ye Sd 



374 Book B 

James in to a Lawfull & peaceable possession of all & Singular 
ye Moity of ye p^'mises by ye dilivery of these p''sents And ye 
Sd George doth for himself his Heires Execut" & Assignes 
ffurther Covenant & agree to & w*'' ye Sd James that it Shall 
& may be Lawful for him ye Sd James his Heires & Assignes 
quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupy possess & enjoy all ye 
Moity or halfe ^t of all & Singular ye p^'mises forever w^'^out ye 
Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of him ye Sd George his 
Heires Execut" or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Law- 
fully claiming for by or und"" him or any or either of them Not- 
withstanding any former Gifts Grants, Bargaines or Sales what- 
soever IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand 
& Scale the twenty fourth Day of November in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand Six Hundred eighty & eight 
Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us George Townsend O 

John Newman Daniel Townsend Item cccxxix 

(^. 71)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p-'sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it known that I 
Richard Harcott of Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island 
in ye Colony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation of ye Sume 
of Thirty pounds in Silver money currant in this Colony, And 
for divers other good causes & consid''ations me ye Sd Richard 
especially Moving the Sd Thirtv pounds being in hand pd before 
ye Sealing & diliv'y HAVE 'GIVEN, GRANTED alienated, 
made over. Bargained Sold & confirmed & by these p''sents I ye 
Sd Richard do give, grant. Alienate, make over, Bargaine Sell 
& confirme unto John Wright Caleb Wright, Edmond Wright & 
John Townsend at Mill all of Oysterbay aforesd. All of my Land 
& Meadow Lying & being on Hogg Island in ye Bounds of Oys- 
terbay aforesd (Excepting & alwaies reserving unto him ye Sd 
Richard his Heires & Assignes two Lotts of Land in ye Oxe 
pasture) That is to Say four Lotts of Land Lying & being in 
ye Old field So called. The first of them Lying neer ye Landing 
place & Bounded w**^ Benjamin Hubbards Land on ye South 
Side, by By Richard Crabbs Land on ye west end, By John 
Townsends Land on ye North Side and ye East end by ye High 
Way, The Second & third Lying together on ye Hill and Bounded 
by Richard Crabbs & Nathaneel Coles Land on ye South Side, On 
ye west end ^t by Richard Crabbs & ^t runs w*'* a goor to ye 
Highway by ye Meadow, on ye North Side by Samuel Andrews 
Land, And on ye East end by ye High way. And the ffourth & 
Last of ye fforementioned ffour Lotts Lying on ye East Side of 
ye Sd ffield is Bounded by Nicholas Wrights Land on ye South 
Side, By a Highway runing by ye Meadow on ye East end. By 
Anthony Wrights Land on ye North Side, And by a High way 
Runing or Leading through ye Island on ye west end, And also 



Book B 375 

one Lott of Land of ye Land of the Last division, Except w* I 
have form^y Sold to Richard Lattin as by deed or Record ap- 
peares ; w'='^ Lott is Bounded on ye west Side by ffrancis Weekes 
Land, On ye North by a Little Swamp by ye Reedy ponds, on ye 
East by ye Cleft, And on ye South by a Highway Leading to ye 
Beach by ye Meadow, w''' all my Right of Comonage on ye Sd 
Island, And also two Single Shares of Meadow on ye Sd 
Island Lying together in ye Great Meadow at or about ye 
North East Corner And Bounded on ye South by John Dickinsons 
Meadow, on ye west by Thomas Townsends Meadow w'^'^ runs 
North to ye Crick, on ye Northwest & North by ye Crick, And 
on ye East by ye woods ; Together w'^ all my Right, Title & 
Interest claime & Demand w^Soever w'^'' I ye Sd Richard now 
have or w^*^ any of my Heires Execut" Administrate or Assignes 
may hereaff have of & in ye p''mises or any %?t or ^cel thereof 
w*** all Issues & ^fits p''viledges & ap^tenances therefrom arising 
or growing or in any wise apij^taining TO HAVE & TO HOLD 
ye Sd Lotts, Meadow & Comonage w*'' its ap^tenances unto 
them ye Sd John Wright, Caleb Wright, Edmond Wright, & 
John Townsend their Heires & Assignes, And to ye only ^^ use 
& behoof of them their Heires & Assignes forever; AND ye Sd 
Richard hath put ye Sd John, Caleb & Edmond Wright & ye 
Sd John Townsend into a Lawful and peaceable possession of all 
& Singular ye p^^mises by ye diliv''y of these p'"sence. The afore- 
mentioned four Lotts of Land being by estimation two Acres 
& a quarf a piece be they more or Less and ye Sd Richard 
Doth for himselfe his Heires, Execut" & Assignes furth*" 
Covenant & agree to & w*^ ye Sd John Wright, Caleb Wright, 
Edmond Wright & John Townsend their Heires & Assignes that 
it Shall & may be Lawfull for them ye Sd John Caleb & Edmond 
Wright & John Townsend their Heires & Assignes quietly & 
peaceably to have, hold, Occupie, possess & enjoy all & SinguK 
ye p''mises w*'' its Ap^tenances (Except before excepted) for- 
ever w^'^out the Lawfull Lett hindrance or Molestation of him ye 
Sd Richard his Heires or Assignes, or any other ^son or ^sons 
Lawfully claiming for by or und"" him or any or either of them 
Notw*^standing any form"" Gift, Grant, Bargaine or Sale w'soever 
IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the 
eleventh day of ffebruary in ye yeare of our Lord one Thousand 
Six hundred eighty & Six; Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us 
John Newman Richard Harkcut O 

Thomas Youngs the marke of X 

Miriam Harkcut O 

This Deed acknowledged by Richard Harkcut ffebruary: 15: 
1686: before me John Townsend Sen*" 

Item xcix 3 :cxliij : 4 :lxxvij 



376 Book B 

(p. 72 blank; p. 73)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom 
this p''sent writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine; Be it 
known that whereas Moses Mudge of Muskeeto Cove in ye 
Bounds of Oysterbay in queens County on Long Island in ye 
Evince of New Yorke, James Cock of Matenacock in ye Bounds 
of Oysterbay aforesd And John Townsend of ye Town of Oysf- 
bay aforesd have formerly Sold unto John Rogers of Oysterbay 
aforesd each of them one Several Lott or Share of Land upon 
Unkaway Neck Lying & being at ye place comonly called ye 
South of Oysterbay aforesd the Sd Moses his Lott being of 
Numb'' 32 & 12 rod in in ye front & 12 in ye Rere on ye East 
Side of ye Sd Neck ; The Sd James his Lott being of Numb"" 6 : 
and 7 Rod in ye ffront & 7 in ye Rere, and on ye West Side of 
ye Sd Neck ; And ye Sd John Townsends Lott being of Numb"" 
15: and 8 Rod in ye ffront & 8 in ye Rere on ye West Side of 
ye Sd Neck ; all w<=^ Lotts Stands Recorded in ye Records of 
Oysterbay in ye Book B : in page ye 56 : Now I ye Sd John 
Rogers for & in ye Consid^'ation of ye Sume of Three pounds 
of Currant Silver Money of this Collony in hand paid before 
Sealing hereof and for divers other good causes & consid''acon[s] 
me ye Sd John especially moving HAVE GIVEN, granted, 
Alienated, Made over. Bargained, Sold & confirmed and by these 
p^'sents I the Sd John do give, grant, Alienate, Make over. Sell 
& Bargaine Sell & confirme unto John Townsend Sen"" of Lusum 
in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd all ye before Mentioned thre 
Lotts or Shares of Land w*'^ all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising 
or Growing w'*^ all p''viledges & a^tences thereto belonging or in 
any wise ap^taining Together w*** all my right Title & Infest 
claime & demand w^Soever w"^*^ I ye Sd John Rogers now have 
or w'^^ any of my Heires, Execut" Administrate or Assignes 
may hereaff have of & in all or either of the Sd Lotts or any 
thing that to them ap^taines TO HAVE & TO HOLD all & 
Singular ye p''mises & every ^t & ^cel thereof unto him ye Sd 
John Townsend his Heires & Assignes, And to ye only ^^ use 
& behoofe of him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires & Assignes 
forever. And the Sd John Rogers hath put ye Sd John Townsend 
into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of ye p''mises by ye diliv- 
ery of these p''sents And ye Sd John Rogers doth for him Selfe 
his Heires Execuf^ & Assignes covenant and agree to & w'*^ ye 
Sd John Townsend that it Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye 
Sd John Townsend his Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably 
to have, hold, Occupie, possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p^^mises 
forever Without the Lawfull Lett hindrance or Interuption of 
him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires Execuf^ or Assignes or any 
other ^son or ^psons Lawfully claiming for by or und*" him or 
any or either of them by meanes of any form*" Gift, grant, Bar- 
gaine or Sale w*Soever IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto 



Book B 377 

Sett my hand & Scale the ffourteenth day of January in ye year 
of ou"" Lord one Thousand Six hundred eighty and Six 
Signed Sealed & dd in p^sence of us the marke (R) of 

John Newman John Rogers O 

Job Wright 
George Townsend plus Ixxiiij 

We ye above mentioned Moses Mudge James Cock & John 
Townsend do acknowledg yt each of us Sold to John Rogers ye 
Shares of Land mentioned in ye p''amble of this Deed to w'^^ wee 
Set our hands & Scales Day & yeare above written 

Moses Mudge O 

the marke of 
James X Cock O 
John Townsend O 

Be it know to all people to whom this Deed of Gift may con- 
sarne that I Thomas Townsend of Rhode Island doe ffreely Give 
and Bequeath unto Nathan Coles Soon to Robart Coles of Mus- 
keeda Cove w'l^in ye Township of Oysterbay in Queens County 
on Long Island A certaine Slipe or piece of Reedy Meadow upon 
ye West Neck at the South being by estimation about one Acre 
next to ye Creek at the North-east Corner of my Share of Mea- 
dow as Shall be Bounded out by my ord"" w'^'' Sd piece of Meadow 
after So Bounded out Shall be to ye Sd Nathan Coles his Heires 
& Assignes forever from me my Heires Execuf^ or Successors 
as firmly as may be Given by any Deed of Gift worded according 
to Law as Witnes my hand & Seal in Oysterbay the first day of 
June 1687 
witnes John Newman Tho: Townsend O 

(/>. 74)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p-'sent 
this p''sent writing Shall come or in any wise ap^taine Be it 
known that I Henry Townsend Ju'^ of Oysfbay in queens County 
on Long Island in ye Colony of New Yorke for & in ye Con- 
sid''ation of ye Sume of Twenty Shillings currant Silver Money 
of this Colony in hand pd before ye Sealing & Diliv''y hereof and 
for other good causes & consid''ations me ye Sd Henry especially 
Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED alienated made over, Sold 
& confirmed & by these p^'sents I ye Sd Henry do give, grant 
Alienate, Make over, Bargaine Sell & conrirme unto John Town- 
send Sen"" of Lusum in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd one 
Lott of Land Lying & being upon Unkaway Neck in ye Bounds 
of Oysterbay aforesd & at ye place comonly known by ye name 
of the South of Oysf^bay & bounded as the Records of Oysterbay 
makes Mention ; That is to Say Samuel Andrews Lott on ye one- 
side & Henry Townsend Sen'' his Lott on ye oth*" Side, being of 
Numb'' 6. & Lying on ye East Sid of ye Sd Neck w*'' all p''vil- 
edges Issues & ^fits therefrom arising or growing or in any wise 



378 Book B 

Ap^taining ye Sd Lott being upon Record 7 Rod in ye ffront & 
7 in ye Rere Together w*'^ all my right Title & Interest claime & 
Demand w*Soever w'^'' I ye Sd Henry now have, or w^'^ any of 
my Heires, Execuf^ Administrate or Assignes may hereaff have 
of & in the forementioned Lott of Land or its Ap^tenances or 
any ^t or ^cel thereof TO HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye 
Said John Townsend his Heires & Assignes the Sd Lott of Land 
w''' its Ap^tenances & to ye only ^^ use & behoofe of him ye 
Sd John Townsend his Heires & Assignes forever, And the Sd 
Henry hath put ye Sd John into a Lawfull & peaceable posses- 
sion of all & Singular ye p''mises by the diliv''y of these p^'sents 
And the Sd Henry doth for himselfe his Heires Execuf® Admin- 
istraf* & Assignes further Covenant to & w*** ye Sd John that it 
Shall & may be Lawfull for him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires 
& Assignes quietly & peaceably to have, hold occupie possess & 
enioy all & Singular ye p^^mises w*'' ye Ap^tences thereof forever 
w^^'out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Infuption of him ye Sd 
Henry his Heires or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Law- 
fully claiming for by or und*" him or any or either of them Not- 
withstanding any form'' Gift Grant, Bargain or Sale w^Soever 
IN WITNES whereof I have here unto Sett my hand & Seal 
the ffifth Day of March in ye yeare of ou"" Lord one Thousand 
Six hundred eighty & Six Henry Townsend Ju'" O 

Signed Sealed & dd in p^'sence of us 
John Newman : John Wright : 

Whereas Thomas Thornicroft of Massapegue Kills deceased 
dyed Intestate & the Disposing of his Children & estate was 
wholly Left to ye Disposition of John Townsend of Oysterbay 
Deceased ; Now I William Thorncroft the Son & Heire of the 
Sd Thomas do hereby acknowledge yt I have received of ye Sd 
John Townsend or his Heires the full Complem* of my fifathers 
estate both Reall & ^sonall whereby I ye Sd William do for my 
Self my Heires, Execuf^ & Administrate acquit, release & Dis- 
charge ye Sd John Townsend his Heires, Execuf® & Administrate 
of & flfrom all Claimes & demands forever w'^'^ I ye Sd William 
my Heires Execut" Administraf^ or Assignes have or may have 
concerning ye estate of my Sd ffather to w^*^ I Set my hand the 
Last Day of May : 1690 : the marke of 

William X Thornicroft 
Witnes John Newman Isaac Doughty 

Septemb-- ye 30'^ 1678: 

Know all men by these p"'sents yt I Nathaniel Coles of Oyster- 
bay do by these p''sents Sell & make over unto John Townsend 
of Lusum all yt my Home Lott in Oysterbay fformerly in ye pos- 
session of Joseph Sutton as his Deed of Sale will Specific unto 



Book B 379 

the Sd John Townsend & his Heires & Assignes forever TO 
HAVE & TO HOLD the Sd Home Lott as their own ^^ right, 
from ye Said Nathaniel Coles & his Heires or any other ^son, 
w'Soever yt Shall Lay Claime thereto, Comons & other Ap^tences 
thereunto belonging excepted, as witnes my hand 
in ye p''sence of Nathaneall Coles 

Samuel Andrewes 
Rob : Coles 
Thomas Webb : 

July ye 10^'' 1695 

I Nathaneil Coles above written now one of their Ma*'^* Jus- 
tices of ye peace for Queens County do owne & acknowledge this 
above written to be my reall act & deed, And yt the word As- 
signes in ye Seventh Lyne was Interlined by Consent of both 
^ies, Witnes my hand Nathaneil Coles 

vide ccxxxv 

(^. 75)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine : Be it known that 
I John Townsend Sen*" of Lusum in ye Bounds of Oysterbay in 
Queens County on Long-Island in ye Colony of New Yorke for 
& in the Consid''acon of of ye Sume of Nine pounds Silver 
Money Currant in this Collony in hand pd before ye Sealing & 
Diliv''y hereof And for other good causes & Consid''ations me ye 
Sd John Especially Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, Alien- 
ated, Made over, Bargained Sold & Confirmed, And by these 
p'sents I ye Sd John do Give, Grant Alienate, Make over, Bar- 
gaine, Sell & confirme unto John Rogers of Oysterbay aforesd 
one Home Lott of Land being Bounded by Samuel Weekes Lott 
on ye North, by Daniel Townsends Land on ye East, By John 
Weekes Lott on ye South & by ye Street on ye West being by 
estimation Six Acres, be it more or Less, Scituate Lying & being 
in Oysterbay afore Sd w**^ all Issues & ^fits therefrom arising 
or growing ; Together w*'' all my Right, title & Infest claime & 
demand w'Soever w*^*' I ye Sd John Townsend now have or w^*" 
any of my Heires Execut" Adm" or Assignes may hereaff have 
of & in ye Sd Lott or any ^t or tr^cel thereof TO HAVE & TO 
HOLD ye Sd Lott of Land and every ^t & ^cel thereof unto 
him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & Assignes And to ye only 
^^ use & behoof of him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & As- 
signes forever And ye Sd John Townsend hath put ye Sd John 
Rogers into a Lawful & peaceable possession of the p''mises by 
ye dilivery of these p''sence And the Sd John Townsend doth 
for himselfe his Heires, Execuf* & Assignes Covenant and agree 
to & w*'' ye Sd John Rogers that it Shall & may be Lawfull for 
him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & Assignes quietly & peace- 
ably to have, hold, Occupie, possess & enjoy all and Singular ye 



380 Book B 

p''mises without ye Lawfull Lett, hindrance or Interuption or 
Molestation of him ye Sd John Townsend his Heires Executors 
or Assignes or any other person or persons Lawfully Claiming, 
for, by or und[er] him or any or either of them by meanes of 
any former Gift, Grant, Bargaine or Sale whatsover IN WIT- 
NES whereof I have here unto Set my hand & Seal the ffour- 
teenth Day of January in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Six 
hundred eighty & Six It is to be understood that it is only 

Signed Sealed & dd ye bare Lott comprehended in this 

in p''sence of us Deed without any priviledge of 

John Newman Comonage 

Job Wright John Townsend Sen'' O 

George Townsend 

This Deed owned & acknowledged by ye within named John 
Townsend before me John Townsend Sen*" one of his Ma*'^* 
Justices of ye peace for Queens County on Long Island in ye 
sPvince of New Yorke the S^'^ day of March : 1686/7 

John Townsend Sen"" 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'^sent writing 
Shall come or in any wise ap^taine ; Be it known that I Eliazar 
Doreby of Boston in New England in America, And John Reed 
of Norwalke in ye County of ffairfield in ye Evince of Boston 
(being agent for ye Sd Eliazer in his Absence to Sell & dispose 
of ye Land hereaff mentioned) for & in ye Consideracon of 
Twenty pounds of Silver money Currant in this Collony of 
New Yorke or in Goods Equivolent to Such Money in hand pd 
& received before ye Sealing & Dilivery hereof in full Satisfac- 
tion and for other good causes & Consid''acons us ye Sd Eliazer 
& John especially Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED. Alien- 
ated made over. Bargained, Sold, & Confirm'd and by these 
p^'sents I ye Sd Eliazar & I ye Sd John do Give, Grant, Alienate 
make over, Bargaine, Sell & confirme unto John Rogers of 
Oysterbay in Queens County on Long Island in ye Evince of 
New Yorke one Home Lott of Land Lying & being in Oysterbay 
aforesd between ye Home Lott of Samuel Andrews formerly but 
now Joseph Ludlams and ye Home Lott of Thomas Weekes and 
Bounded on ye North by ye Street, on ye East by ye Towns 
Burying place on ye South by ye Comon & on ye West by a 
High Way w*^ priviledge of Comonage — plus Ixxvi — {p. 76) — 
Comonage in ye old purchase of Oysterbay according to ye Cus- 
tome of the Town as other Such ^ticular Rights have, the Sd 
Home Lott being by estimation five Acres be it more or Less ; 
And also a Certaine Tract of Land Lying on ye East Side of ye 
Swamp called Bever Swamp, the first bounds whereof begineth 
at ye River at Samuel Andrews Southwest bound"" and So to 
run up ye hill Eastwardly by ye Sd Andrews Land twenty four 



Book B 381 

poles, from thence to Range to ye Hills Side Southwest or 
thereabouts one hundred and twenty Rod & from thence to ye 
Sd River Twenty four Rod upon a West Northwest Line or 
thereabouts ye Sd River or Streame to be ye West Bound"" And 
ye aforesd Bounders to be ye Northeast & South Bounders In- 
cluding in ye Sd Bounds of upland & Swamp twenty Six Acres 
be it more or Less Lying & being in ye Bounds of Oysterbay 
aforesd Together w*^ all ye Right Title & Interest claime & de- 
mand w'Soever w*^*' I ye Sd Ele^zer or I ye Sd John Reed now 
have or vv'^'' any or either of our Heires Execut" or Assigns may 
hereafter have of & in ye fforementioned p^'mises & every ^t & 
^cel thereof (all w'='* was formerly Isaac Homers but now in 
ye possession of ye Sd Eleazer) Together w*^ all ^fits & Issues 
Customes and p''viledges therefrom arising or Growing or in any 
wise appertaining TO HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye Sd 
John Rogers his Heires & Assignes all & Singular ye p''mises 
w'^ its Apurtences to ye only ^^ use & behoofe of him ye Sd 
John Rogers his Heires & Assignes forever And ye Sd Eliazer 
& ye Sd John Reed hath put ye Sd John Rogers into a Lawfull 
& peaceable possession of all & Singular ye p''mises by ye dilivery 
of these p''sents ; And ye Sd Eleazer & ye Sd John Reed doth 
for themselves their Heires Execut" & Administrate further 
Covenant & Agree to & w"^ ye Sd John Rogers that it Shall & 
may be Lawfull for him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & As- 
signes quietly & peaceably to have, hold, occupy, possesse & enjoy 
all & Singular ye p''mises w''^ ye ap^tences thereof forever 
w^'^out ye Lawfull Lett hindrance or Infuption of them ye Sd 
Eliazar or John Reed or any or either of their Heires Execuf* 
or Assignes or any other ^son or ^sons Lawfully claiming for 
by or und"" them or any or either of them notwithstanding any 
former Gift Grant, Bargaine or Sale w'Soever and to Maintaine 
the Sd John Rogers in ye peaceable & Lawfull possession of ye 
Same IN WITNES whereof we have hereunto Sett our hands 
& Seales the twenty third day of January in ye yeare of our Lord 
one thousand Six hundred eighty & Seven 

Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us John Reed O 

John Newman: Job Wright 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'^sent writing 
Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine Be it known yt I Alexander 
fforman of Muskeeto Cove in ye Bounds of Oysterbay in queens 
County on Long Island alias Nassau in ye Collony of New Yorke 
for & in ye Consideration of ye Sume of Twenty one pounds of 
Currant Money of New York in hand pd & by me ye Sd Alex- 
ander reed of John Rogers of Oysterbay aforesd before ye Seal- 
ing & diliv'"y hereof in full paym* & Satisfaction & for other good 
Causes & Consid''acons me ye Sd Alexander especially moving 



382 Book B 

HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED, Alienated Infeoffed Assigned, 
Sold & Confirm'd And by these p^'sents I ye Sd Alexander do 
Give, Grant, Alienate, Infeoffe, Assigne Sell & Confirme unto 
John Rogers aforesd all that of my accomodation Lying & being 
w'^'in ye Bounds of Oysterbay aforesd w'^'^ was & did formerly 
belong to my Brother Samuel forman, That is to Say one Lott of 
Land in ye Town of Oysterbay aforesd containing in quantity 
Three Acres or thereabouts be it more or Less w*'' a Dwelling 
House now Standing upon it & is Bounded by James Weeks 
Lott on ye West Side, the Street on ye North Aaron fformans 
Lott on ye East, And Daniel Weekes ffield on ye South of it, 
And also right & p''viledge of Commonage in ye Comons of ye 
Old purchase of Oysterbay as it was Granted to ye Sd Samuel 
fforman by ye freeholders thereof as may be Seen in ye records, 
Excepting & reserving out of this Grant Thirteen Acres of Land 
belonging to Sd Comonage already disposed of by Sd Alexander 
to Edward White, Together w*^ all my right Title & Interest w^** 
I ye Alexander now or w<=^ any or either of my Heires, Execut" 
or Assignes may hereaff have of to or in ye Sd Granted, House, 
Land & Comonage, w''' all ye Apple trees & other fruit trees, 
Timber ffences, customes, p''viledges, ^fits, Comoditys to ye Sd 
Granted House, Lott & Comonage (which) is now or hereaff 
Shall belong or Ap^taine TO HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye 
Sd John Rogers his Heires & Assignes all & Singular ye Sd 
Granted, Lott, House & Comonage w**' its Ap^tences to ye only 
^^ use & behoofe of him ye Sd John Rogers his Heires & As- 
signes fiforever. And ye Sd Alexander hath Given ye Sd John 
Lawfull possession of all & Singular ye Sd Granted p^'mises by 
dilivery of Turfe & Twigg & by these p^'sents and ye Sd Alex- 
ander doth for him Self his Heires, Execuf* & Assignes further 
Coven* to & w**^ ye Sd John Rogers that it Shall & may be Law- 
full for him ye Sd John his Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably 
to have, hold, possess & enjoy all & Singular ye Sd Granted 
p''mises forever w^^out ye Lawfull Lett or Molestation of him 
ye Sd Alexander his Heires, Execuf^ or Assignes or any other 
^son or ^sons Lawfully Claiming for, by or und"" him or any or 
either of them notw'^'standing any former grant. Mortgage Dower 
or Conveyance w^soever. And ye Same to Sd John Rogers Heires 
& Assignes forever to warrant & Defend, According as before 
is expressed IN WITNES whereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
& Seal the eleventh day of Aprill in ye year of our Lord one 
thousand Six hundred ninety ffive 

Signed Sealed & dd in p''sence of us Alexander flforman O 

John Newman 
John Townsend 
David underbill 

Day & Date above Written Alexander flForman come before 



Book B 383 

me one of their Ma*'** Justices of ye peace for queens County & 
acknowledged this to be his reall & Voluntary act & Deed 

ccclx Nathaneill Coles 

(^. 77)— TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom this p'^sent 
writing Shall come or in any wise Ap^taine ; Be it known that I 
Henry Townsend Jun"" of of Oysterbay in Queens County on 
Long Island in ye Colony of New Yorke for & in ye Consid''ation 
of ye Sume of Two pounds of Silver Money Currant in this 
Colony & for Divers other good causes and Consid'^ations me ye 
Sd Henry especially Moving HAVE GIVEN, GRANTED alien- 
ated, Made over, Sold, & Confirm'd, And by these p''sents I ye 
Sd Henry do give, grant. Alienate, Make ov"" Bargaine, Sell & 
Confirme, unto Nathan Burdsal of Matenacock in ye Bounds of 
Oysterbay aforesd, one alotment or Share of Meadow upon 
Oake-Neck, w^*^ Share was form''ly my fifather Henry Townsends, 
being of Numb"" 25 : And Bounded w*'' John Townsends Meadow 
on ye one Side, And Mathew priors on ye other Side, as it ap- 
peares in ye Records in Lib"" A: page 15: kc Lying & being in 
Oysterbay aforesd ; Together with all my Right, Title & Infest, 
Claime & demand w^soev"" \v^^ I ye Sd Henry now have or w'^** 
any of my Heires, Execut" Administraf* or Assignes may here- 
aff have of & in ye Sd Share of Meadow, w*** all Issues & ^fits 
therefrom arising or growing or in any wise Ap^taining TO 
HAVE & TO HOLD unto him ye Sd Nathan Burdsal his Heires 
& Assignes The fore Mentioned Share of Meadow w**' its Ap- 
^tences And to ye only ^^ use & behoof of him ye Sd Nathan 
his Heres & Assignes forever; And ye Sd Henry hath put ye Sd 
Nathan into a Lawfull & peaceable possession of all & Singular 
ye p''mises by ye Diliv''y of these p''sents And ye Sd Henry doth 
for himselfe, his Heires, Execuf* Administrate furth"" Coven* 
& agree to & w*'' ye Sd Nathan that it Shall & may be Lawful 
for him ye Sd Nathan his Heires & Assignes quietly & peaceably 
to have, hold Occupie, possess & enjoy all & Singular ye p''mises 
forever, w^^^out ye Lawfull Lett, hindrance or Infuption of him 
ye Sd Henry his Heires & or Assignes or any other ^son or 
^sons Lawfully claiming for, by or und"" him or any or either 
of the<J7/>, Notw'^standing any form""