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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF 
JAMAICA, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 



VOLUME II 






RECORDS OF THE 

TOWN OF JAMAICA 

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 

1656 - 1751 



EDITED BY 

JOSEPHINE C. FROST 

Member Long Island Historical Society; 

Life Member New York Genealogical 

and Biographical Society 

Volume II 




PUBLISHED BY 

THE LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

BROOKLYN NEW YORK 

MCMXIV 






THE LYONS GENEALOGICAL COMPANT 
PRINTERS, NEW YORK 



I, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN 
OF JAMAICA, LONG ISLAND 

VOL. II 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Samuell Messenger belongeinge to Jamaica 
in Queens County on the Island of Nassau sendeth 
greettinge Know yea that I the abov said Samuell 
Messenger for severall good resons & casses me therunto 
moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable sattis- 
faction to me in hand paid by Waitt Smith of ye sd 
Towne Island & County the receipt wherof I doe herby 
own & acknowledge to be therwith contented satisfyed 
& paid & therof & therfrom doe exonorratte & discharge 
the abovesd Waitt Smith his heires excecutors ad- 
minestrators & assignes from any further claim ore 

Page 255 
ore demand for any part or6e parcell therof have given 
granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft quitt claimd 
made over and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg 
to have from me my heires excecutors & adminesstra- 
tors giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeofed 
quitt claimed made over & sould to ye abovesd Waitt 
Smith his heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes 
a certain pece of upland lyinge & beinge in the boundes 
of Jamaica & beinge a five acer right beinge in ye midle 
devition bounded as followeth northorly by Hendrick 
Lott south by Joseph Thirston east by the Plain Rune 
& west by Fremans path all which sd pece of land as it 
is bounded with all prevelidges profits & benifits belonge- 
inge therto with all timbers trees woods under woods 
standinge ore lyinge beinge upon ye same to have and 
to hould for ever ye same to be & remain to ye only propor 
use benefit and behouf of him ye sd Waitt Smith his heirs 
excecutors & adminesstrators free & clerly discharged 



2 Records of the Town of 

of and from all formor salles givfts morgages ore any 
other entanglements what ever & ye same & by thes 
presents for ever will warrent & by thes presents forever 
will defend against any claim ore intrest proporty claim 
ore demand from any person ore persons lajange any just 
claim therto with a warrentee to defend the same against 
any intrest proporty claim ore demand from me ye sd 
Samuell Messenger my heirs excecutors & adminesstra- 
tors for ever in confirmation wherof I have sett to my 
hand & seall this twenty sixt day of Febrauary in ye 
eaight yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our 
Lord 1696/7 

Signed seald & dellivered Sam^' Messenger O 

in presence of 

Joseph Oldfeld A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

Samuell Ruscoe pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clarck 

March ye 2d 1697/8 then appered befor Daniell Whit- 
head Esqur one of His Majesties Justices for ye keepinge 
of ye peace for Queens County the above named Joseph 
Oldfeld & Samuell Ruscoe & made oath that theay 
saw ye above named Samuell Messenger signe seall & 
delliver this above deed & acknowledg ye same to be his 
free & vollontary act & deed 

Dan'^ Whithead 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samll Darlinge of Jamaica in Queens County in 
ye Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Now Know yea 
that I the abovesd Samuell Darlinge for severall good 
considerations and casses me therunto moveinge but 
more easspeatily for a vallewabl sume to me in hand paid 
by the sd Waitt Smith to my sattisf action the receipt 
wherof I doe herby own & acknowledg to be therwith 
contented sattisfyed & paid & therof & therfrom doe ac- 
quit & discharge ye abovesd Waitt Smith his heires ex- 
cecutors & adminesstrators & assignes from any further 
claim or demand for any part part ore parcell therof 



Jamaica, Long Island 3 

Page 256 
have giveen granted covenanted allinatted enfeoft made 
over and sould and by these presents do acknowledge 
to have from me my heirs exectrs & administrators 
giveen granted covenated allinated enfeoft bargined 
quitte claimed made over and sould unto ye abovesd 
Waitt Smith his heirs excecutors adminesstrators ore 
assignes a sartain pece ore parcell of upland contain- 
inge ten acers lyinge & beinge in the boundes of 
Jamaica sittuatt lyinge and being att ore in ye midle 
devition beinge in number thirty haveinge the lott of 
Samuell Smith Seanor one the north which sd lotte of 
Samuell Smith doath now belonge to Mr. Daniell Whit- 
head & southward by Hendrick Lott & westwardly by 
Freemans path & eastwardly by ye Little Plain Rune 
all which sd pece or parcell of land as it is above buted 
& bounded and exsprest with all & singuler timbers 
trees standinge ore lyinge beinge upon the same to have 
and to hould for ever and ye same to be & remaine to 
ye only propor use benifit & behoffe of him ye abovesd 
Waitt Smith his heires excecutors & adminesstrators 
freely discharged of & from all formor salles givfts mor- 
gages what ever with a warrentee to defend the same 
against any claim ore demand from any person ore per- 
sons claiminge any just right therto & from any person 
ore persons belongeinge to me the abovesd Samuell Dar- 
linge my heirs excecutors & assignes forever in wittnes 
wherunto I the abovesd partie Samuell Darlinge doath 
bind my self my heires excecutors & adminesstrators by 
thes presents firmly sealed with my seall & datted this 
26 day of Febrauary in ye eaight yeare of His Majesties 
reigne ano 1696/7 

Signed seald and dellivered Samuell Darlinge O 
in presence of 

Joseph Oldfeld A trew coppy of the orrigonall 

Samuell Ruscoe deed pr Sam ' • Ruscoe 

Clarke 



4 Records of the Town of 

March ye 2d 1697/8 then appered befor Daniell Whit- 
head Esquier one of His Majesties for ye keepinge of ye 
peace for Queens County the above written Sam'^ 
Darlinge & did acknowledg this above written deed to 
be his free & vollontary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

Page 257 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Nathaniell Denton yeoman belongeinge 
to Jamaica in Queens County in Nassau Island sendeth 
greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Nathaniell 
for severall good reasons & casses mee therunto move- 
inge but more easspeatily for a sartain sume of good and 
lawfull moneys of this Province of New Yorke to me in 
the sd Nathaniell Denton in hand paid the receipt wherof 
I doe owne to have reseaived of & from Gersham Wigens 
& Benjamin Wigens of the Towne & County abovesd 
& before the enseal! inge and dellivery of thes presents 
doe oune and acknowledge myself to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed and paid & therof & therfrom doe for 
me the sd Nathaniell Denton my heires excecutors & 
adminesstrators acquitt exonoratt & discharge them the 
sd Gersham Wiggens and Ben j amine Wiggens their heirs 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes from any further 
claime ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated bargined enffeofed 
quitt claimd releassed made over and sould & doe by 
thes presents acknowledge to have from me my heirs 
excecutors to have fully and absoeluttly giveen granted 
covenanted releassed quitte claimed allined enfefed 
& made over & confirmed unto ye abovesd Gersham 
Wiggens and Benjamine Wiggens a sartain pese ore par- 
cell of upland lyinge & beinge within the boundes & 
limittes of Jamaica aforsd as it was layd out by ye sur- 
veayors & butted & bounded as followeth viz: first on 
ye east by ye land of Thomas Smith Seanor latte of 
Jamaica deseassed and soe otherwise north by Fflushinge 
pathe & west by ye land of Cap*'' George Wollsey and 



Jamaica, Long Island 5 

south by ye high way that leades allonge the two ranges 
of lottes & parts ye sd two devitions all which sd pece 
ore parcell of land as it above butted & bounded & 
exsprest I the abovesd Nathaniell Denton doe owne & 
acknowledge to have from me & my heirs as abovesd 
fully & absolutly sould as aforsd unto ye abovesd Gersham 
Wiggens and Benjamine Wiggens their heirs & assignes 
the same to have and to houlde for ever & ye same to be 
& remaine to ye only propor use benifit & behouf of them 
ye sd Gersham & Benjamin Wigens their heirs excecutors 
adminesstrators & assignes for ever & ye same shall war- 
rent and by thes presents for ever defend against any 
claime ore demand from any person ore persons what 
ever & from all formor sales givfts morgages ore any other 
entanglements with a warrentee to defend the same 
against any intrest proporty claime ore demand from me 
the said Nathaniell Denton my heires excecutors ore 
adminesstrators for ever in confirmation wherof I ye 
said Nathaniell Denton doe bind myself as abovesd by 
subscribing my name & affixeinge my seall this 23 day of 
May in ye 10 yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye year 
of our Lord X 1698 

Signed seld & dellivered Nathaniell Denton O 

in presence of 

Thomas Okley A trew coppy pr 

Sam'^ Ruscoe Sam" Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 258 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cume or any wais conserne sendeth greetting Daniell 
Whitthead of Jamaica in Queens County on Nassau 
Island in the Province of New York for diveres good 
casses & reasons mee therunto moveinge but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sume of currunt moneys of 
New Yorke to me in hand paid befor the enseallinge 
and delivery of thes presents by Sam" Darlinge of the 
same Towne Island & Province aforsd ye receipt wherof 
I doe own my self to be therwith contented sattisfyed 
& paid: Have giveen granted releassed confirmed made 



6 Records of the Town of 

over & sould from mee my heirs excecutors adminesstra- 
tors unto the sd Sam'' Darlinge his heirs excecutors ad- 
ministrators & assignes a certain pece of upland lyeinge 
& beinge in the boundes of Jamaica aforsd lyeinge in the 
mouth of the Longe Necke bounded as followeth south 
east by the path that leads to the Long Neck southwest 
by the fence northwest by the land y swampe brook 
northeast by the heather East Neck path: together 
with all timbers trees woods under woods standinge 
lyeinge beinge or any wais belonginge to the same I the 
sd Daniell Whitthead doe own and acknowledge to have 
sould as beforsd from mee my heires excecutors adminess- 
trators unto the aforsd Samuell Darlinge his heires 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes: and to the only 
propor use benifitt and behoufe of him the sd Samuell 
Darlinge his heirs excecutors adminesstrators & assignes 
for ever free and clerly discarged of & from all formore 
entanglements of what kind soever with a warrentee to 
defend the same against any person or persons laying 
any just claim therunto in confirmation of ye same I 
bind my self my heirs excecutors adminesstrators & every 
of them by setting to my hand & seall ye sevententh day 
of November in elleventh year of the reigne of our 
Soveraigne Lord William ye Third in ye year of our Lord 
Christ 1699 

Signed seald & dellivered Dan" Whithead O 

in presence of 
Samuel Ruscoe 
Jonathan Whitthead 
Zacariah Mills 

Memorandam that on ye sevententh day of this present 
November 1699 then appered befor Joseph Smith on of His 
Majsts Justices for ye keeping of the peace for Queens 
County the above named Daniell Whithead & did acknow- 
ledg the above deed to be his free & vollentary act & deed 
A trew coppy pr Joseph Smith 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 



Jamaica, Long Island 7 

Page 259 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cume Jonas Wood and Samuell Ruscoe boath belongeinge 
to Jamaica in Queens County in the Island of Nassau 
sendeth greetting Know yea that we ye abovesd 
Jonos Wood and Samuell Ruscoe have made a mutuall 
exchang as followeth viz that ye abovesd Jonoss Wood 
hath for himself his heires excecutors & adminesstrators 
fully freely & absolutly giveen granted covenanted 
allinated & by the way of exchainge made over unto the 
abovesd Samuell Ruscoe a certain pece of land lyeing 
and beinge in the boundes of Jamaica containinge five 
acers be itt more ore less as it was layd out & bounded 
south by road east by Thomas Wiggens & west by Richard 
Eaverritt & north by the hills all which abovesd pece of 
land as it is butted & bounded & exsprest together 
with all timbers trees woods under woods standinge ore 
lyeing beinge upon the same with all the prevelidges 
profitts & benifits therunto belongeing I the sd Jonos 
Wood have as abovesd made over from mee my heires 
& assignes unto the sd Samll Ruscoe his heires & assignes 
to have and to hould for ever without lett fraud ore hind- 
rance & the same shall warrent and by thes presents for- 
ever defend against any claim ore demand from any per- 
son ore persons whatsoever layeinge any just claime 
therunto with a warrente to defend the same against 
any intrest claime or demand from me my heires excecu- 
tors & adminesstrators for ever In consideration wherof 
the abovesd Samuell Ruscoe doath and hath for himself 
his heirs excecutors & adminesstrators fully freely & 
absolutly giveen granted covenanted allinatted & by the 
way of exchainge made over unto the abovesaid Jonoss 
Wood a certain pece of land lyeinge & beinge in the 
boundes of Jamaica containinge fourteen acers be it 
more ore less as it was layd out & bounded as followeth: 
north by Cap*° Wollsey & east by the lott formorly 
Hope Carpenters & otherwayes by the land of the abovesd 
Jonoss Wood all which sd pece of land as it is butted 
& bounded & exsprest together with all the prevelidges 



8 Recoeds of the Town of 

profitts & benifits therunto belongeinge I ye sd Samuell 
Ruscoe have as abovesd made over from mee my heires 
& assignes unto the sd Jonoss Wood his heirs & assignes 
to have and to hould forever without lett fraud ore 
hindrance & the sam shall & by thes presents will defend 
against any claime ore demand against any person ore 
persons whatever layeinge any just claime therunto with 
a warrente to defend the same against any further claim 
or demand from mee my heirs excecutors & adminesstra- 

tors for ever for the trew & absolut confirmation of 

all & every of the above granted and bargined premises 
wee the above spetified parties doe enterchaingably 
sett to our hands & sealls this third day of January in 
ye elleventh yeare of His Majsts. reigne & in the yeare 
of our Lord 1699/10 

Signed seald & dellivered Jonos Wood O 

in presence of Sam^^ Ruscoe O 

Jeremiah Wood 

Joseph Pleas A trew coppy of the origonall pr 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 
• Page 260 
Bee itt known unto all persons whome it may any 
wais conserne that John Pruden quondam minester of 
Jamaica in Queens County upon Longe Island allias 
the Isle of Nassau belongeing to ye Province of New 
York now inhabetant of Newwarke in the County of 
Essex belongeinge to the Province of East NewJersey 
hath for divers good resons him moveinge therunto but 
more easspeatily for and in consideration of a vallewable 
sume of money in hand reseaived to his full sattisfaction 
hath bartered bargined allinated and sould and doth for 
him self & his heires by thes presents barter bargine sell 
allinat assigne & make over unto Thomas Burrowes 
yeoman inhabetant of Jamaica above said a certain 
parsell tract lott & messhuage of upland beinge sittuatt 
& lyeinge westward of the Mettinge Howes within the 
Townshipe of Jamaica abovesd frontinge in part upon the 
road yt leads to NewYorke & containinge in comon 



Jamaica, Long Island 9 

estemation fiveten acers more or less as formorly survaied 
& laid out to ye sd Pruden bounded in part by a half 
ten acer lott which was formorly Edward Higbes now in 
the posestion of Edward Burrowes & partly by the lot 
which was formorly belongeinge to Andrew Messenger 
now in the tenur & possestion of Thomas Wollsey onye 
east & by a highway on the north begininge at ye norwest 
cornor of ye sd Wollseys lott runeinge westward under 
the hiles by the highway to a certain small whit oake 
standinge by the path marked with X suthordly upon the 
suthordly upon the coman west by a line from ye said 
oake southward till it meett wth road which leads to 
Yorke att ye cornor of ye fence which was formorly stand- 
ing by the sid of ye road y* turns out towards Newtowne 
which sd trackt of land is buted & bounded as abovesd 
& as exsprest upon record in ye Town booke ye sd Pruden 
doath by thes instreument sell assigne & pas over unto 
ye sd Thomas Burrowes to have & to hold with all & 
every of ye prevledges profits libetes convenities benifits 
timbers trees woods under woods beinge standinge or 
lyeinge theron to ye sole use benifit and behoufe of ye 
sd Thomas Burrowes his heirs & assignes for ever without 
any manor of let mollestation or disturbance from ye sd 
Pruden his heirs excecutors or adminesstrators at any 
time or times after ye datt herof morover ye sd Pruden 
doth by the delivery of this deede signed & seald give & 
grant unto ye sd Thomas Burrowes quiat posestian of ye 
premises free from all dews morgages leases forfeittures 
made or laid therupon befor ye datt herof & shall warrent 
this sd sail firm & good in law to all intents & purposes 
therin exsprest as wittnes his nam subscribed & seall 
affixed herunto this sixteenth day of November in ye 
yeare of our Lord 1700 

Signed seald & dellivered John Pruden O 

in presens of 
John Hubbert 
John Pruden, Juneor 



10 Records' of the Town of 

Memorandam that on the 16 day of November 1700 
appered befor me Joseph Smith one of His Majs. Justices 
for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County assigned 
the above named John Pruden & acknowledged the above- 
written bargain to be his vollentary act & deed teste 

Joseph Smith 
A trew coppy pr 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 261 

This Indenture mad the twenty sixt day of April in 
the ninth yeare of the raigne of our Soverraige Lord Will- 
iam the Third by the grace of God of England Scottland 
Ffrance and Irland Kinge Defender of ye Faith and in 
the yeare of our Lord accordinge to the Christian ac- 
count one thowsand six hundreed ninty seven betwen 
Edward Burrows of ye Towne of Jamaica on ye Island of 
Nassau yeoman and Mary his wife of the one part and 
Isack Lenoir of ye Citty of NewYorke merchant of ye 
other part wittneses that ye said Edward Burrows 
by & with the consent and good likeinge of Mary his 
said wife for ye consideration of one hundred and twenty 
poundes currant money of NewYork to them in hand 
paid by the sd Isack Lenoir the receipt wherof they doe 
herby acknowledge and therof by thes presents doe acquit 
and discharge the sd Isack Lenoir his exceketors and 
assignes have given granted allined bargined sould 
enfeoffed and confirmed and by thes presents doe fully 
clerly and absoolutly give grant bargin allin enfeof & 
confirme unto ye sd Iscak Lenoir his heirs and assignes 
for ever all that a certain lott ore parcell of land sittuat 
lyinge and beinge in the Towne of Jamaica aforsaid now 
in the tenner and possession ore occupation of Edward 
Higbie and Nathaniell Higbee bounded on ye north by 
ye land of Joseph Thirston ore his assignes south and 
west by the Kinges Highway and east by the land of 
Nathaniell Lynoss containinge by estemation six acers or 
ther abouts be it more or less accordinge to the deed 
wrightinges and evedences therof and as it is att ye day 



Jamaica, Long Island 11 

of the datt herof within fenc and in the possession of 
them ye sd Edward and Nathaniell Higbey together with 
all ye howes edefices buldings barns stables orchards 
gardens yards bakside easments lands tenements meadows 
fedings pasturs woods under woods wayes profits remain- 
der & remainders of all and singuler the mesuag 

and heredetments & apurtenances whatsoever to ye sd 

lott or parcell beloning or appertaininge & ye 

& befor mentioned premises and all rent or rents 

reserved upon any grant or grants demis or demisses 
made of ye premisses or parttes therof and allso all 
easstat right title intrest use possession proporty claim 
and demand what soever of them the said Edward Bur- 
rowes and Mary his wife of in or to the same and all deeds 
wrightings evedences court rules and minnuments what 
soever touchinge or concerninge the premises or any 

part or parcell therof to have and to hould the 

Page 262 
said lott or parcell of land howes edefices bulddinges 
barnes stables orchards gardens yards baksids easments 
lands tenements meadowes feedings pasturs woods under 
woods wayes profits and heredittements and all & singuler 
other ye premis as herby granted bargined and sould or 
mentioned or intended to be herby bargined and sould 
with their and every of their rights members and ap- 
purtenances what soever unto the said Isack Lenoir his 
heires and assignes to ye only proper use and behoffe 
of him the sd Isack Lenoir his heires and assignes for 
ever and the said Edward Burrows and Mary his wife 
for themselves and ther heirs the sd lott or parcell of 
land with the messuage tenements and all and singuler 
other premises befor granted bargined and sould with 
the appurtenances unto ye said Iscak Lenoir and his 
heirs to the only proper use and behoffe of the sd Isack 
Lenoir his heirs and assignes for ever against them the 
said Edward Burrowes and Mary his wife and all other 
person ore persons whatsoever lawfully claiming by from 
or under them or any of them shall and will warrent and 
forever by thes presents defend and the sd Edward 



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Burrowes and Mary his wife for themselves ther heirs 
executors and adminesstrators doe covenant promis 
grant and agree to and with the sd Iscak Lenoir his heirs 
and assignes and every of them by thes presents in manor 
and forme ffo'lowinge (that is to say) that they the 
sd Edward Burrowes and Mary his wife at the time of the 
ensealhng and delHvery of thes presents are and untill 
a good pure perfect and absolut estatt of inherretance 
of all and singuler the befor granted premises and every 
part therof shall be fully vested sethrd and excecuted 
upon the said Iscak Lenoir and his heirs according to the 
trew meaninge of thes presents shall remain continue 
and be seazed of & in the sd lott of land meassuage 
tenement and all & singuler other the premises in and 
by thes presents granted bargined and sould with all 
and every their rights members and appurtenances of 
H good puer perfict and absolut estat of inherretance in 
free simple without any condition revertian remander or 
limitation of any us or usses estatt or esstats in or to any 
person or persons what soe ever to alter chainge defeat 
determin or mak void the same and that the said Edward 
Burrows and Mary his wife at the time of the enseallinge 
and dellivery of thes presents hath full pwer good right 
lawfull authoruty to grant bargin sell and conveay all 

Page 263 
all and singuler the befor herby granted premises with 
ther and every of ther appurtenances unto the said 
Iscak Lenoir his heirs and assignes in manor and form 
as aforsaid and that he the said Iscak Lenoir his heirs 
and assignes and every of them shall and may by force 
and vertue of thes presents att all times herafter lawfully 
peaceably and quiatly have hold use occupy and possess 
the said lott of land meassuagees tenements and all and 
singuler the befor granted premises with their and every 
of their rights members and appurtenances and have re- 
ceive and take the rents issues and profits therof to his 
and their own propor use and behofe for ever: without 
any lawfull lett suit trouble deniall interruption eviction 
or disturbance of them the said Edward Burrowes and 



Jamaica, Long Island 13 

Mary his wife their or any of their heires or assignes or 
from any other person or persons whatsoever lawfully 
claiminge by from ore under them or any of them or by 
ther or any of ther means act or consent title intrest 
privety or procuerment and that ffree and clerely and 
freely and clerly exonoratted and discharged or other 
wise from time to time well and sofitianty saved and kept 
harmles by the sd Edward Burrowes and Mary his wife 
ther heirs and assignes of and from all and all manner 
of fformor and other givftes grants bargins salles leasses 
mortgages imbuers dowers tittle of dower recognzances 
extents judgments executions usses entailes rents and 
arrers of rents fforfeitturs fines isshues and amersments 
and of and from all and singuler other incumbrances and 
demands whatsoever had made committed suffered omit- , 
ted or done by the said Edward Burrows and Mary his 
wife or ther assignes or by any other person or persons 
whatsoever lawfully claiming by from or under them 
(the rents and services which from hence forth from 
time to time shall grow dew & payable to chef Lord or 
Lords of ye fee or fees of ye the premises only excepted and 
fore prized and the sd Edward Burrowes and Mary his 
wife for themselves their heirs executors and adminesstra- 
tors doe covenant and agree to & with the said Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and assignes that they the sd Edward 
Burrowes and Mary his wife their heirs excecutors and 
adminesstrators and all and every other person or per- 
sons and ther heires lawfully haveinge or claiminge or 
which shall herafter lawfully have or claim any estatt 
right title intrest or demand into or out of the premises 
or any part therof by from or under them the said 

Page 264 
Edward Burrowes and Mary his wife their heirs or 
assignes shall and at all times dewringe the space 
of seven yeares next enshuinge the datte herof att 
and upon ye the reassonable request cost and charges 
in ye law of ye said Isaac Lenoir his heirs or assignes 
make doe perform acknowledge leavy execut and suffer 
ore case to be made done performed acknowledged 



14 Records of the Town of 

leveyed executed and suffered all and every such further 
lawfull and resonable act and acts thinge and thinges 
devise and devisses asshuerance and conveayances in the 
law whatsoever for the farther better and more perfect 
assuring and conveainge of all and singuler the befor 
herby granted premises with the appurtenances unto 
the said Isaac Lenoir his heirs and assignes or by the 
said Isaac Lenoir his heirs or assignes or by his or ther 
councell learned in the law shall resonably devised 
advised or required in wittness wherof the said Edward 
Burrowes an Mary his wife have herunto sett to ther 
hands and affixed ther scales the daj' and yeare first 
above written by and as signed 
Sealld and dellivered Edward X Burrows 

in presence of by ye Mary X Burrows 

within mentioned Edward Burrows 

RoBT. Read Memorandam that on ye seventh 

Sam'' Ruscoe day of June 1697 then appered 

Wm. Huddleston before Daniell Whithead one of 

His Majesties Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County Robert Read 
and Sam-uell Ruscoe and made oath that they saw the 
within named Edward Burrows and Mary his wife sign 
seall and delliver this within written deed & acknowledge 
ye same to be their vollontary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

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Know all men by thes presents that I Samuell Darlinge 
belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens County on Longe 
Island allias Nassau for severall good reassons and casess 
me therunto moveing but more easspeatily for a vallew- 
able sume to me in hand paid by Mr. Iszack Lenaware 
of ye abovesd Towne Island & County to my sattisfac- 
tion for the which I ye said Samuell Darlinge doe for 
my self my heirs excecutors & adminestrators covenant 
allinatt releas quitt claim enfeof mak over and sell 
unto ye abovesd Mr. Iszack Lenware his heirs excecutors 
adminestrators & assignes five acers right of devition of 



Jamaica, Long Island 15 

bogges as allsoe five acer right of devition upon ye Little 
Plaines sd right of boges to be taken up any wheare 
where they are nott as yeat layd out all which sd right of 
five acers of bogges & plaines I ye said Saniuell Darlinge 
have as aforsd sould to ye aforsd Mr. Iszack Lenware 
his heirs and assignes to have and to hould for ever and 
the same to be & remaine to ye only propore use benifitt 
& behouf of him ye sd Iszack Lenware his heirs & assignes 
for ever free & clerly discharged of & from all formore 
salles givfts morgages ore any other entanglements what 
ever and ye same shall warrent & by thes presents de- 
fend against any claim ore demand from me ye sd Samuell 
Darlinge my heirs ore assignes and from any other person 
ore persons laying any just claim therto in wittnes wher- 
unto I doe sett to my hand & seall this tenth day of Feb- 
rauary in ye ninth yeare of His Majesties reigne & in 
ye yeare of our Lord 1697/8 Samuell Darlinge O 
Signed seald &: dellivered 
in presence of 

Edward Burrowes A trew coppy of ye origonall 

Samuell Milles pr Sam" Ruscoe 

Samuell Ruscoe 

Know all men by thes presents that I Zacariah Mills 
belonginge to Jamaica in Queens County one Longe 
Island allias Nassau for severall good reasons & casses 
me therunto moveing but more easspeatily for a vallew- 
able sume to me in hand paid by Mr. Iszack Lenware of 
ye said Towne Island & County to my full content and 
sattisfaction the receipt wherof I doe herby own & before 
the enseallinge & dellivery of thes presents doe exonoratt 
acquit & discharge the abovesd Iszack Lenware his heirs 
& assignes of & from any further claime ore demand for 
any part ore parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releast quitt claimd enfeoffed bargined 
made over and sould from me my heirs excecutors & 
adminestrators a five acer right of devition upon the Little 
Plaines belonging to Jamaica abovesd to him the sd Iszack 
Lenware his heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes 



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th same to have and to hould ockepy poses & in joy with 

all & singuler the preveledges & benifits 

Page 266 
therunto belongeing or in any waies to ye same apper- 
taininge fre & clerly discharged from all formore salles 
givftes morgages or any other entanglements what ever 
and ye same to be and remaine to ye only propor use 
benifit and behouf of him ye said Iszak Lenware his 
heires & assignes made good & free in law from claim ore 
claimes from any person ore persons layinge any just 
claim therto with a warrente to defend ye same against 
any intrest proporty claim ore demand from me the sd 
Zacariah Mills my heirs & asigns for ever in wittnes 
wherunto I doe sett to my hand & seall this eleventh day 
of Febrauary in ye nint yeare of His Majesties reigne 
& in ye yeare of our Lord 1697/8 

Signed seald & dellivered Zacariah Mills O 

in presence of 

Thomas Watters A trew coppy of ye ordigenoll 

Samuell RuscoE pr Sam^' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Know all men by thes presents that I Samuell Miles 
Junor belonging to Jamaica in Queens County on Longe 
Island allias Nassau for severall good resons & casses 
me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallew- 
able sume to me in hand paid by Mr. Iszack Lenware of 
the sd Towne Island & County to my sattisfaction for the 
which I ye sd Samuell Miles doe for my self my heirs 
excecutors & adminestrators covenant allinat releas 
quitt claim enfeof make over & sell unto ye aforsd Mr. 
Iszack Lenware his heirs excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes two acers & a half right of devition which sd 
right of bogges is to be taken up anywhere wheare it is 
not allredy taken up within sd Townshipe aforsd all which 
sd right of bogges & right upon ye Little Plaines boath 
containinge each two acers and a half a pece I ye sd 
Samuell Miles have sould as abovesd to ye aforesaid Mr. 
Iszack Lenware his heirs & assignes to have and to hould 



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for ever and the same to be & remaine to ye only propor 
use benifit & behouf of him ye sd Iszack Lenware his 
heirs & asignes for ever fre & clerly discharged of & from 
al former sales givfts morgages or any other intangell- 
ments what ever & ye same shall warrent & by thes pres- 
ents defend against any claim or demand from me ye sd 
Samuell Miles my heirs and assignes & from any other 
person ore persons layinge any just claim therto in wittnes 
wherunto I doe set to my hand & seall this tent day of 
Febrauary in ye nint yeare of His Majesties reigne & in 
ye yeare of our Lord 1697/8 

Signed seald & dellivered Samll. Mills O 

in presence of 

Edward Burrows A trew copy pr 

Sam 11 RuscoE Sam^' Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 267 

Land belongeinge to Fredrick Hendrikson of Jamaica 
layd out to Mr. John Pruden latte of Jamaica by Samuell 
surveyor of the Town abovesd and the other surveyors 
one lott of land in the bounds of Jamaica begining att a 
plase comonly called the Hawtree Hollow & soe runinge 
eastward alonge by the ffeld lotts from a blak oake sap- 
linge marked on four sids on hundred & sixty rods alonge 
by the sd path to a blak oake saplinge by sd path and 
from thence runinge northwardly by a plaine hollow 
formorly clerd by John Oldfeld and soe still nortwardly 
untill it comes to William Whitts land that was to a 
sartain marked tree and then from thence runinge west- 
werdly to the head of the aforsayd Hollow & from thence 
to the aflorsd first marked sapling along ye Hollow 

This entered by me Samuell Ruscoe 

Api'yelst 1703 Clarke 

Page 268 

T all Christiane peoplell to whome thes presents 
shall cume John Fredriksone belongeinge to Brookeland 
in Kinges County in the Island of Nassau and Fredricke 
Hendricksone of Jamaica in Queens County in the Island 
aforsd sendeth greettinge Know yea that I abovesd 



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John Ffredrickson with Allkea my wife and Fredrick 
Hendricks with Dynah his wife for severall good resons 
considerations and casses us and each of us therunto move- 
inge but more easspeatily for a certaine sume of moneys 
of ye Collenys of New Yorke to us in hand paid by John 
Wollsey of Jamaica in Queens County in the Island 
afforsd to our sattisfaction the receipt wherof we doe 
herby own and before the ensealhnge and delHvery of 
thes presents doe acknowledge ourselves to be therwith 
fully contented sattisfyed & paid & therof & theirfrom 
doe by thes presents for ever acquitt exonoratt & dis- 
charge him ye sd John Wollsey his heires excecutors & 
assignes of & from any further claim ore demand for any 
partt or parcell therof have given granted covenanted 
allinated releast enfeoft quitt claimd confirmd made 
over and sould and by thes presents doe acknowledg 
to have from us our heires excets adminestrators and 
assignes given granted covenanted allinated releast 
enfeoft quitte clamd confirmd made over and sold unto 
the abovesd John Wolsey his heires excecutors adminess- 
trators & assignes a cartain home lott lyinge within the 
Towne of Jamaica abovesd beinge bounded as followeth 
viz — north by the street ore comon road leading threw 
the aforsaid Island east with Josiah Wigens & west by 
Edward Burrows & south with the highway runinge at ye 
reare of ye afrsd lott don to ye south all which aforsaid 
lott as it is above bounded and exsprest with all howes 
orchyard gardens trees f rut trees pasteur feedinge closses 
fenceings prevelidges profits & benifits theron made or 
herafter to be made with ther & every of their apurten- 
ances herreditments emollements that is to ye same be- 
longeinge ore to ye same in any wais appertaininge we 
ye sd John Freadrickson & Ffredrick Hendricks have as 
abovesd sould to ye aforsd John Wollsey his heirs and 
assignes to have and to hould ockepy poses and in joy 
for ever & the same to be & remaine to ye only propor 
use benifit & behouf of him the sd John Wolsey his heires 
& assignes fre & clerly dischargd of & from all fomor 
sales givfts morgages or any other intangellments what 



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soever and the same shall warrent and by thes presents 
for ever defend against any claim or demand from 
any person or persons whatever layinge any just claim 
therunto with a warrente to defend the same against 
intrest proporty claim from us the abovesd John Fredriks 
and Allkea his wife and Ffreadrick Hendricks and Dinah 
his wife our heires executors adminesstrators & assignes 
for ever in confirmation wherof we doe sett to our hands 
& aflSxe our seals this fifte day of October in ye 
elleventh yeare of — Majesties reigne & in the yere of 
our Lord Christ 1699 

Signed seald and delivered John X Fredricks O 
in presence of Fredrick X Hendricks O 

Thomas Okley 
& Sam" Ruscoe 

Memorandam that on ye fifth day of October in ye 
11 yeare of His Majsts reigne 1699 then appered befor 
Joseph Smith Esqr one of His Majsts Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County the abovesd John Fredricks 
& Fredrick & did acknowledg this deed to be their ack 
& deed 

Joseph Smith 

A trew coppy of the orridgonoU deed pr 

Sam" Ruscoe 

Clarke 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Johanes Hollshartt belongeinge to Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesd Johanes Hollshartt for 
severall good reasons & casses me therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatily for a vallewable sume to me in 
hand paid by Ram Dorlant of the abovesd Towne Island 
& County to my sattisfaction ye receipt wherof I doe 
herby own & befor the enseallinge & dellivery of thes 
presents doe acknowledg my self to be therwith fully & 



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absolutly contented satisfyed and paid & theof & ther- 
from doe for ever exonoratt acquitt & discharge him the 
sd Rame Dorlant his heires & assignes of & from any 
further claim ore demand for any partt ore parcell therof 
have given granted covenanted alHnated releast enfeoft 
quitt claimd made over and sould & doe by thes presents 
acknowledg to have from me ye sd Johanes Holshartt 
my heires excecutors & adminestrators fully & absolutly 
giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft quitt 
claimd bargined made over and sould unto ye abovesd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutors adminestrators and 
asignes a certain pece or parcell of upland lyeinge & 
beinge in the bounds of Jamaica abovesd and beinge part 

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of the land ye sd Johanes bought from William Creed 
and is bounded as followeth viz on the southeast cornor by 
a blake oake tree standinge by by the hawtree path from 
thenc runinge upon a west line to a marked wallnut tree 
then runinge northardly by Garrett Lubertsons lott to 
another marked wallnut tree & from thence runinge 
nere northeast to another marked wallnut tree standinge 
by the lott formorly Mr. John Prudens by the sd hawtree 
path & from thence to rune allonge by the aforsd path to 
the abovesd blake oak tree all the which abovesd pece 
ore parcell of upland as it is above buted & bounded and 
exsprest together with all fencings timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge ore lyeinge upon ye same or any 
wais belongeinge therunto together with all & singuler 
the prevelidges profits and benifits and improvements 
therupon made ore to be made ore to be made with their 
& every of their appurtenances I the abovesd Johanes 
Holshartt doe own to have sould as abovesd to ye aforsd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes the same to have and to hould ockepy poses & 
injoj^ forever & the same to be and remaine to the only 
sole propor use benifitt & behoufe of him ye said Ram 
Dorlant his heires excecutors & adminesstrators free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formore sails givfts mor- 
gages or any other entangellments what soever & the 



Jamaica, Long Island 21 

same shall warrent & by thes presents forever defend 
against any claim ore claims from any person ore persons 
layeinge any just claim therunto with a warrentee to 
defend the same against any intrest proporty claim ore 
demand from me the sd Johanes Holshartt my heires 
excecutors & adminestrators for ever in confirmation 
wherof I doe bind my self & my heires excecutors & ad- 
minestrators by thes presents firmly sealed with my 
seall & datted this 28 of January in ye 12 yeare of His 
Majestsreigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1700 or 701 
Signed seald & dellivered Johanes Holshaktt O 
in presence of 

Ephream Goldinge a trew coppy of the origenall 

Sam" Ruscoe pr Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Memorandam that on the tenth day of June 1702 
then appered befor Nicolas Everrett Esqr one of His 
Majsts Justices of ye Peace for Queens County Issack 
Lenoir and did acknowledge this above deed of salle 
to be his ffree and vollontary act and deed 

Nicolas Everitt 

A trew coppy of the oridgonall pr 

Sam" Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 271 

This Indenture made the sixth day of Aprill in the 
ffourtenth yeare of the reigne of our soveraign Lord Will- 
iam the Third of England Scottland Ffrance & Irland 
Kinge Defender of the Ffaith & in ye yeare of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundreed & two between Isack 
Lenoir of Jamaica in Queens County upon Nassau Island 
in Collony of New Yorke of ye one part and Samuell 
Milles of Jamaica aforsd sadler on the other partt witt- 
nesseth that the said Isack Leniore ffor & in considerra- 
tion of the sume of two hundred pounds currantt moneyes 
of New Yorke to him in hand paid ore secured to bee 
paid att ore before the enseallinge & delevery of thes 
presents by Samuell Milles aforesd wherof & wherwith 



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he acknowledgeth himself fully sattisfyed & paid & 
therof & of every part & parcell therof doath clerly 
acquitt exonorratt & discharge ye sd Samuell Milles 
his heires exceeutors & adminesstrators & every of them 
for ever by thes presents hath giveen granted bargined 
sold & confirmed & by thes presents doath ffully clerly 
& absolutly give grant bargine sell & confirme unto ye 
sd Samuell Miles his heires & assignes for ever a cartain 
part of a homlott lyeinge in Jamaica afforsd ffrontinge 
upon the highe streett ffrom ye cornor of the streett 
which leades to Fflushing to ye ffair shops bounded on ye 
reare by the widow Thurston on ye east by ye land of 
Robertt Read & soe by ye land of Isack Lenoir which goes 
as far as a stake w"^ is drone in a line runinge northward 
from the aforsd fair shops with all & singuler ye right 
profits liberties prevelidges whatsoever to have and to 
hold all ye sd lands with all the preveledges profites & 
liberties which are ore shall herafter arrise from ye 
premises to the said Samuell Milles his heires & assignes 
for ever & to ye only propor use & behoufe of him ye sd 
Samuell Milles his heires & assignes for ever & ye sd 
Isacke Lenoir shall & will for ever warrent & defend the 
same to ye sd Sam" Milles his heires & assignes for ever 
from any lawfull claime of him ye sd Isack Lenoir his 
heres & assignes or any other person or persons what 
soever & further ye sd Isack Lenoir his heires exceeutors 
& adminesstrators shall from time to time & att all times 
be oblidged by thes presents to renew this deed or to 
give such full & ample assurance as ye sd Samuell shall 
resonably demand provided ye sd Samuell Milles be at 
ye charge therof in wittnes wherof ye sd Isack Lenoir 
& Ane his wiffe have herunto putt ther hands & seals ye 
day & year above written 

Sealled and dellivered I. Lenoir O 

in presence of Ane Lenoir O 

Thomas X Burrows 
Andrew Galle 
Tho. Cardalle 
on ye leaft befor ye acknowledgment 



Jamaica, Long Island 23 

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This Indenteur made the twenty sixth day of Aprill 
in the ninth yeare of ye reigne of our Soverraigne Lord 
William the Third by the Grace of God of England Scot- 
land Ffrance and Ireland Kinge Defender of the Ffaith 
and in the yeare of our Lord accordinge to ye Christian 
account one thowsand sixe hundred ninty seven betwene 
Edward Higebie of the Towne of Jamaica in the Island 
of Nassau yeoman and Lydia his wife and Nathaniell 
Higbie of ye said plase yeoman and Elizabeth his wife of 
the one part and Edward Burrows of ye same place 
yeoman of ye other part wittnesseth that ye sd Edward 
Higbie and Nathaniel Higebie by and with the knowledge 
and consent of their said wives Lydia and Elizabeth 
signifyed by their beinge partyes to thes presents and 
by their signeinge seallinge and dellivery hrof for and in 
consideration of the sume of one hundred and twenty 
poundes cui-rant moneys of NewYorke to them or one of 
them in hand paid at or befor ye enseallinge and dellivery 
of thes presents by the said Edward Burrows the receipt 
wherof they doe herby acknowledge and therof by thes 
presents doe acquitte and discharge the sd Edward Bur- 
rows his heirs excecutors and assignes have given granted 
alined bargined sould enfeoffed and confirmed and by 
thes presents doe fully clerly and absolutly give grant 
bargine sell alien enfeoffe and confirme unto ye said 
Edward Burrows his heires and assignes for ever all 
that a certain lott or parcell of land situatte lyinge and 
beinge in ye Towne of Jamaica aforsaid now in ye tenure 
possession or occupation of them the said Edward 
Higbie and Nathaniel Higbie bounded on the north by 
the land of Joseph Thirston or his assignes south and west 
by the Kinges Highway and east by ye land of Nathaniel 
Lynus containinge by eastemation sixe acers or ther- 
abouts be it more or less accordinge to ye deed wrightings 
and evedences therof and as it is at ye day of ye datte 
herof within fence and in the possesion of them the said 
Edward and Nathaniel Higbie together with all howeses 
edifices buldinges barnes stables orchards gardens yardes 



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bakesides easments lands tenements meadows fedinges 
pastuers woods under woods wayes profits hereditte- 
ments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lott of 
land messeuage or tenement belonginge or appertaininge 
and the reverssion & reverssions remainder and remainders 
of all and singuler ye befor mentioned premises & all 
rent & rents reserved upon any grant or grant demis ore 
demises made of the premises ore of any part or parcell 
ther of and allsoe all ye estate right title intrest use 
possession property claime and demand whatsoever of 
them the said Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife and 
of Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife of in ore 
to ye same and all deds wrightinges evedences Courtt 
roales and mintments whatsoer touchinge or eoncerninge 

Page 273 
the premises or any part or parcell ther to have and 
to hould the said lott or parcell of land howes edefices 
buldinges barnes stables orchards gardens yards bakesides 
easments lands tenements meadowes fedinges pastuers 
woods under woods waies profits and heredittements 
and all and singuler other the premisses herby granted 
bargined and sould or mentioned or intended to be herby 
bargined and sould with their and every of their rights 
members and appurtenances whatsoever unto the sd 
Edward Burrows his heires and assignes to ye only propor 
use and behoofe of him the sd Edward Burrowes his 
heires and assignes forever and the said Edward Higbie 
and Lydia his wife and Elizabeth his wife for them selves 
and their heires the sd lott or parcell of land with the 
messuage tenements and all and singuler other premises 
befor granted bargined and sould with the appurtenances 
unto the said Edward Burrows and his heirs to the only 
proper use and behoofe of the said Edward Burrows heires 
and assignes for ever against them the said Edward 
Higbie and Lidia his wif and Nathaniell Higbie and 
Elizabeth his wife and other person or persons what- 
soever lawfully claiminge by from or under them or any 
of them shall and will warrent and forever by thes pres- 
ents defend and the said Edward Higbie and Lidia his 



Jamaica, Long Island 25 

wif and Nathaniel Higbie and Elizabeth his wife for them 
selves their heires excecutors and adminesstrators doe 
covenant promis grant and agree to and with the said 
Edward Burrows his heirs and assignes and every of 
them in manor and form following (that is to say) that 
theay the said Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife and 
Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife att the time 
of the enseallinge and delivery of thes presents are and 
iintill a a good puer perfect and absolut eastate of inherre- 
tance of all and singuler the befor granted premises and 
part therof shall be justly vested sethed and excecuted 
in and upon the said Edward Burrowes and his heirs 
accordinge to the trew meaning of thes presents shall 
remain continue and be seized of and in the said lott of 
land messuage tenement and of all and singuler the 
premises in and by thes presents granted bargined and 
sould with with all and every their rights members and 
appurtenances of a good purre perfect and absolut 
estatt of inherretance in ffee simple without any condi- 
tion revertion remainder or limitation of any use or usses 
eastat or eastatts in or unto any person or whatever to 
allter chainge defeat detirmin or mak voide the same 
and that the said Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife 

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and Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife at ye time 
of the enseallinge and dellivery of thes presents hath 
full power and good right and lawfull authoryty to grant 
sell and convay all and singuler the before herby granted 
premises with their and every of their appurtenances 
unto the said Edward Burrows his heirs and assignes in 
manor and forme as afore said and that he the said 
Edward Burrows his heirs and assignes and every of 
them shall and may by force and vertew of thes presents 
at all times herafter lawfully peacabley and quiattly 
have hold use occupy and possess the said lott of land 
messuage and tenements and all and singuler the befor 
granted premises with their rights members and ap- 
purtenances and have reseavd and take the rents isshues 
and profits therof to his and their own proper use and 



26 Records of the Town of 

behoof forever without any lawfull leett sute trouble 
deniall interruption evection or dissturbance of them the 
said Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife and Nathaniell 
Higbie and Ehzabeth his wife their or any of their heires 
or assignes or from any other person or persons whatso- 
ever lawfully elaiminge by from or under them or any of 
them or by their or any of their mens act or consent title 
privety or procurement and that ff ree and clere and ff reely 
and clerly exoneratted 'and discharged or other wise 
from time to time well and sofitiantly saved and keept 
harmles by the sd Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife and 
Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife their heirs and 
assignes of and from all and all maner of fformer and 
other givfts grants bargins sealls leases mortgages imtures 
titles of dowers recognizances extentes judgementes 
executions uses entails rents and arrearges of rents 
forfeittuers ffines issues and amercements and of and from 
all and singuler other titles incumbrances and demands 
whatt soever had made committed suffered omited or 
done by the sd Edward Higbie and Lidia his wife and 
Nathaniel Higbie and Elizabeth his wife or their assignes 
or by any other person or persons lawfuly elaiminge by 
from or under them (the rents and services which from 
hence forth from time to time shall grow due and pay- 
able to Chef Lord or Lords of the ffee or ffees of ye 
premises only exexcepted and forprised) and the sd 
Edward Higbie and Lidia his wif and Nathaniell Higbie 
and Elizabeth his wife for themselfs their heirs excecu- 
tors and adminestrators doe covenant promise and agree 
to and with the said Edward Burrows his heirs and as- 

Page 275 
signes that they the said Edward Higbie and Lidia his 
wife and Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife their 
heirs excecutors and adminestrators and all and every 
other person or persons and their heires lawfully have- 
inge or elaiminge or which shall herafter lawfully have 
or claim any estate right title intrest or demand into 
or out of the premises or any part therof by from or 
under them the said Edward Higbie and Lydia his wife 



Jamaica, Long Island 27 

and Nathaniell Higbie and Elizabeth his wife ther heirs or 
assignes shall and will at all times duringe the space of 
seven yeares next enshuinge the date herof at and upon 
the reasonable request cost and charges in the law of the 
said Edward Burrowes his heirs or assignes make doe 
performe acknowledge levey execute and suffer or case 
to be made done performed acknowledged leveyed exce- 
cuted and suffered all and every such further lawfull 
and reasonable act and acts thinge and thinges device 
and devices assurances and conveyances in the law what 
soever for the farther better and more perfect asshueringe 
and conveyinge of all and singuler the before herby grant- 
ed premises with the appurtenances unto the sd Edward 
Burrows his heirs and assignes as by the sd Edward 
Burrows his heirs or assignes or by his or their counsel 
lerned in the law shall be resonably devised advised or or 
requered in wittness wherof the parties first mentioned 
in thes presents have her unto sett ther hands and affixed 
ther seals the day and yere first above written 
Sealled and dellivered Edward X Higbie 

in the presence of us by them Lidia X Higbie 
RoBT. Read Nath X Higbie 

Sam'' Ruscoe Elizabeth X — Seall 

Will Hudleston 

Memorandam that on ye twelfth day of June 1697 
then appered befor Daniell Whithead one of His Majsts. 
Justices of ye Peace for Queens County Robert Read 
and Samuell Ruscoe & made oath that they saw the within 
named Edward Higbie and Nathaniell Higbie and Lidia 
and Elizabeth their wives signe seall and deliver this 
within written deed & acknowledged ye same to be 
their free and vollentary act and deed 

Dan'i Whithead 

A trew coppy of ye origenall deed 

entered pr Sam^' Ruscoe 

Clarke 



28 Records of the Town of 

Page 276 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
eume Joseph Coe belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abov said Joseph Coe for severall good 
reasons and casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a valluable sume of moneys to me in hand 
paid by Elderd Lukas of the same Towne Island & County 
ye reseipt wherof I doe herby own & acknowledge to 
be therwith contented sattisfyed and paid have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted releassed quitt claimed 
enfeofd made over and sould & by thes presents doe 
acknowledge to have from me my heires excecutrs ad- 
minesstrs & assignes giveen granted covenanted releassed 
quitt claimd enfeofd made over and sould unto the 
abovesd Elderd Lewkas his heires excecutrs adminesstra- 
tors & assignes a certain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge 
& beinge within the boundes of Jamaica containinge ten 
acers more ore less as it was laid out beinge in ye west 
devition & bounded as ffolloweth east by the lot ye aforsd 
Elderd Lewkas upon his own devition & west by ye lott 
bout from Samuell Miles & north by ye hay path ore 
highway leadinge to Oldfelds Island & south by ye 
range of lottes belonging to ye meadows of sd Necke 
all which land lyinge as aforsd and as it is butted & 
bounded I the sd Joseph Coe have as abovesd sould as 
aforsd to ye aforsd Elderd Lukas his heirs excecutrs 
adminesstrs & assignes with all prevelidges profits benifits 
emollements herredittements & appurtenances therunto 
belongeinge or in any waies appertaininge with all timbers 
trees woods under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge 
upon ye same to have and to hould to ye sd Elderd Lukas 
his heires excecutors & assignes fre & freely discharged 
of and from all formore sales gifts moregages or any 
other entanglements what ever & ye same shall & by 
thes presents will warrent & by ye same defend against 
any claime ore demand from any person ore persons 
what ever layinge any just claime therto with a war- 
rentee to to defend ye same against any intrest proporty 



Jamaica, Long Island 29 

claime or demand from me my heirs exceciitors & ad- 
min esstrators for ever in wittnes wherunto I doe sett to 
my hand & seall this twentyh day of August in the 
ninth yeare of His Majesties reigne & in the year of our 
Lord Christ 1696 

Signed seald and delivered Joseph Coe O 

in presens of 
George Wollsey 

Sam 11 RuscoE A trew coppy of the origenall deed 

pr Sam • ^ Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 277 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume John Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County in ye 
Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that 
I ye abovesd John Bayles for severall good resons & 
casses me therunto moveinge but more esspeatily for a 
vallewabl sattisfaction to mee in hand paid by Elderd 
Lukas of ye same Town and County ye receipt wherof 
wee doe herby acknowledge & own to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted covenanted 
releast & quitt claimed allinated made over & sould & 
by thes presents doe own to have from me my heires 
excecutors & assignes giveen granted covenanted re- 
leassed quitte claimed allinated enfeofd made over 
& sould unto ye abovesd Elderd Lewkas his heires excecu- 
tors & assignes a certain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge 
& beinge within ye boundes of Jamaica abovesd beinge 
bounded as foUoweth first beinge bounded northward 
by a wallnut tree beinge Elderds boundes & then north 
west by a blak oak saplinge & by Theadoruses boundes 
& southwest by a whitt oake tree by Richard Johnes 
land all which sd pece ore parcell of land as it is above 
exsprest & bounded I the abovesd John Bayles have as 
abovesd sould as aforsd unto ye abovesd Elderd Lukas 
his heires excectrs & assignes with all & singuler ye preve- 
ledges & appurtenances with all timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge upon ye same — 
the same to have & to hould to ye abovesd Elderd Lukas 



30 Records of the Town of 

his heires & assignes & ye same to be & remaine to ye 
only propor use benifit & behouf of him ye abovesd 
Elderd Lewkas his heires & assignes free & freeely dis- 
charged of & from all formor sales givftes morgages or 
any other intanglements what ever warrinttinge this 
my sail good against any claime ore claimes from any 
person ore persons whatever with a warrentee to defend 
ye same against any proporty intrest claim ore demand 
from me ye abovesd John Bayles my heires & assignes 
for ever in testymoney wherof I sett to my hand and 
seall this elleventh day of January in ye fivfth yeare of 
Their Majestes reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 
1694/5 

Signed seald & dellivered John Bayles O 

in presence of 
Henry X Markan A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

his mark deed entered pr 

Sam^' Ruscoe Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Thomos Watters of Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I ye abovesd Thomas Watters with Mary my wife 
for severall good reassons and cases us therunto move- 
inge but more easspeatily for a vallewable sume of moneys 
to our satisfaction to us in hand paid by Elderd Lukas 
of ye aforsd Towne Island & County ye receaipt wherof 
we doe herby the presents own & befor ye ensealling & 
dellivery of thes presents doe acknowledge to be ther- 

Page 278 
with contented sattisfyed & paid & therof & therfrom 
doe for ever acquitt & discharge ye aforsd Elderd Lukas 
his heires and assignes from any further claime ore 
demand for any part ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releast quitt claimed 
enfeoft made over & sould & by thes presents doe from 
us our heirs excecutors & adminesstrators by thes presents 
acknowledge to have sould to ye sd Elderd Lewkas his 



Jamaica, Long Island 31 

heirs excecutors adminesstrators & assignes a certain 
pece ore parcell of land lyinge in the boundes of Jamaica 
beinge in ye west devition beinge that devition of land 
layd out upon ye right of William Foster latte of Jamaica 
aforsd deseast bounded as followeth viz south by the 
hay path that leads to Oldfeldes Island north by ye bogges 
west by ye lott that Garrett Johnson bought of Joseph 
Pleass & east by ye lott that was layd out to Garrett 
Luberttson said land sd Thomas Watters had by vertew 
of ye right of his aforsd wife beinge ye dauter of the 
aforsd Foster deseast all which sd pece ore parcell of 
land as it is butted & bounded with all & singuler ye 
preveledges and appurtenances heredittements & benifites 
with all timbers trees woods under woods standinge ore 
lyinge beinge upon the same I the sd Thomas Watters 
with Mary my wiff have sould as abovesd unto ye aforsd 
Elderd Lukas his heires excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes from us our heires excectrs & adminesstrators to 
have and to hould ockepy posses and in joy for ever & ye 
same to be & remaine to ye only propor use benifitt & 
behoufe of him ye sd Elderd Lukas his heires & assignes 
for ever and the same shall and by thes presents for ever 
will warrent & defend against any formor salles gifts 
morgages doweries leasses claims ore demandes from any 
person ore persons with a warrentee to defend the same 
against any intrest proporty right title claim ore demand 
from me ye said Thomas Watters and Mary my wife our 
heires excecutors & adminestrs for ever in testemoney 
wherof wee bind our selves our heires excecutrs & ad- 
minesstrators by thes presents firmly datted this twenty 
first day of June in ye ninth yeare of His Majesties reigne 
and in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1697 
Signed sealled & dellivered Thomas Watters 

in presence of Mary X Watters 

George Wollsey . her marke 

Samuell Ruscoe 

A true coppy of ye orridgenall deed 
entered pr Samuell Ruscoe 

Clarke 



32 Records of the Town of 

Page 279 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Edward Burrows of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesaide Edward Burrows with 
Mary my wife for severall good reassons and casses us 
and each of us therunto moveing but more easspeatily 
for the love and naturall love and affection that we 
doe bear to our sone Thomas Burrowes of ye abovesd 
Towne Island and County as allsoe for ye sume of five 
shillinges to us in hand paid by our aforsaid son Thomas 
Burrowes the reseipt wherof we doe herby own and 
befor the enseallinge and dellivery of thes presents doe 
for for us our heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes 
of and from any further claim or demand for any part 
ore parcell therof have given granted covenanted al- 
linated releast quitte claimed made over and confirmed 
& by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from us our 
heires excecutors & adminesstrators fully frelly & absoo- 
lutly given granted covenanted allinated releast quitt 
claimd and for ever made over unto the abovesd Thomas 
Burrowes his heires excecutors adminesstrators & as- 
signes a sartaine homsted sittuat and beinge within the 
Townshipe of Jamaica lyinge att ye west end of the Towne 
spott & is bounded on ye north with ye highway ore comon 
road leadinge to NewYorke ffery and on all the other 
parts and places by the comons ore undevided land beinge 
formorly layd out for five acers more ore less accordinge 
as it lyeth within ye fence now compassinge the same 
all which said homested buldinges fencinges orchards 
gardens timbers trees woods under woods under woods 
standinge or lyinge beinge ore belongeinge to ye same 
with all & singuler ye prevelidges and improvements 
& beinfits and profits tlieron made & to be made wh all 
ye property right title intrest claim ore demand in and 
unto ye same I ye abovesd Edward Burrowes with Mary 
my wif have as abovesaid giveen granted covenanted 
allinated releast quitt claimd made over and for ever 
confirmed unto ve abovesd Thomas Burrowes his heires 



Jamaica, Long Island 33 

exceketors adminesstrators and assignes to have and to 
holde ockepy posses and in joy for ever free and clerly 
discharged of and from any or all formor salles gifts 
morgages or any other entangellments what ever with a 
warrente to defend the same against any intrest proporty 
claim or demand from me the said Edward Burrowes 
& Mary my wiffe our heirs excecutors and adminesstra- 

Page 280 
tors for ever and from any other person ore persons what 
ever to the trew confirmation of all and every part 
of the above mentioned premises wee bind ourselves by 
subscribinge our names & affixinge our sealles this twenty 
second day of December in the tenth yeare of His Majsts 
reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty and eaight 

Signed sealld and dellivered Edward Burroes O 

in presence of Mary X Burrowes O 

Robert Read hur mark 

Samll Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of the origonall deed of givft 

pr Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 

June ye 21 1699 then appered befor Danll Whithead 
one of His Majsts Justices for Queens County the within 
named Edward Burrowes and Mary his wife and did 
acknowledg the within written deed to be free and vol- 
untary act and deed 

Danll Whithead 
Page 281 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume William Creed of Jamaica in ye Queens County in 
ye Island of Nassaue sendeth greettinge Know yea that 
I the sd William Creed for severall good reassons and 
casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for 
a full and absolut sattisfaction to me in hand payd all- 
redy by John Snedecur of ye abovesd Towne Island and 
County to my content ye receipt wherof I doe herby 



34 Records of the Town of 

own and doe herby for ever exonoratt acquitt & discharge 
him ye abovesd John Snedekure his heirs excecutors & 
adminesstrators and assignes from any further elaime 
ore demand from any part or parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted bargined enfeoft & releast 
quitt claimed made over and sould and by thes presents 
doe acknowledge to have from mee my heires excecutors 
& adminesstrators giveen granted covenanted allinatted 
bargined releast and for ever made over unto the abovesd 
John Snedekure his heirs exceketors and adminesstrators 
& assignes a certaine small pece of upland lyinge & beinge 
in ye boundes of Jamaica beinge bounded as followth 
one ye southwest by Minerd Willseys and soe to rune 
southwardly leaveinge the highewaye till you cume to 
the bogges meadow & soe by ye sd bogges southeast ore 
therabouts roundinge till you cume to Minderd Willseyes 
fence all which sd land as above bounded and exsprest 
with all timbers trees woods under woods standinge ore 
lyinge beinge ore belonginge to the same together with 
all and singuler ye rest of ye prevelidges & profits therunto 
belonginge the same to have and to hould & posess & 
injoy for ever & ye same to be & remaine to ye only pro- 
por use benifit & behoufe of him ye sd John Snedekur 
his heirs & assignes for ever free & clerly discharged of & 
from all formor salles givfts morttgages ore any other 
intangelments what ever & ye same shall & will warren t 
& by thes presents for ever defend against any claim ore 
demand from or by any person or persons layinge any 
elaime therto with a warrente to defend ye same against 
any intrest proporty claim ore demand from me ye sd 
William Creed my heirs ore assignes for ever in teste- 
mony wherof I sett to my hand & seall this fourth day of 
October in ye 9 yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye year 
of our Lord Christ 1697 

Signed seald & delivered Will Creed O 

in presence of 
Trinche X Garts a trew coppy pr 

her mark Samll Ruscoe 

Samll Ruscoe Clark 



Jamaica, Long Island 35 

Page 282 

Att a Towne Meettinge held att Jamaica August 
ye 20th 1703 present Justice Joseph Smith Justice 
Burrows Justice John Smith Justice Jonathan Whithead 
— then was choassen by voatt to inspect into all the lands 
and meadowes of all and every of the inhabetants of this 
Towne of Jamaica whether improved ore nott improved 
and to bringe in to the Towne a faire list of ye same and 
ye proportion in ordore therunto every mans Quitt Rent 
eaquolly and impartily — Theodorus Pollhellmas Benjamin 
Thirston Amost Smith and Daniell Smith Seaner — 

Att the same meettinge it was agreed upon by voat 
that Majore Whitthead and Mr. William Creed was 
deputted & choasen to audatt and inspect what Quitt 
Rent is dew from this Towne from the day of ye datt of 
the last genarrall acquittance untill ye ninth day of 
November next enshuinge ye datte herof as allsoe what 
moneys has ben paid to any persons what soever for ye 
dischargeinge of ye sd Quitt Rent and to give therof an 
account to the persons above choasen in order to ye find- 
inge out what Quit Rent will be dew from the sd Towne 
on the sd ninth day of November next and allsoe all 
such sumes of moneys that has ben paid by the sd Towne 
for ye sd use to Siny person or persons (to be transmitted 
to Hur Marjsts Reseivor Generall att New Yorke) whoe 
have nott leagually discharged themselves therof — 

Att the same Meettinge the Towne did give unto 
Charles Smith a pece of land for to sett a howes upon 
adjoyninge to the land that he bought of Daniell Mes- 
senger beinge forty footts in lenth & twenty in bredth 
to him & his heires & assignes for ever 

Att the same meettinge Cap*" Okley was continued 
Constable untill ye 15 of March next ore till another be 
choasen & sworn in his rume 

Att the same meettinge ther was by a publicque voat 
choasen and deputted and authorissed Mr. Edward 
Burrows John Okee Jonas Wood John Lamberttson 
Theodorus Pollhelmas to act and doe in defence of the 



36 Records of the Town of 

right & prevelidge of ffishinge and fowling within ye 
baye & presints with all leagule force care & dilligence — 
All the abover orderes of the Towne entered pr mee 

Sam^i Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Town Meettinge held at Jamaica December ye 
23d 1703 then was choasen by voatt Justice Jonathon 
Whitthead and Zachriah Milles to audatt & inspect 
what Quitt Rent is dew from this Town from ye day of 
ye datt of ye last Genrall acquittance untill ye ninth day 
of November next enshueing ye datte herof as allsoe 
what moneys has ben paid to any person whatsoever for 
ye dischargeing of sd Quitt Rent & to give an account 
therof to ye persons befor choassen in order to the find- 
inge out what Quitt Rent will be dew from ye sd Towne 
on the sd ninth day of November next and allsoe of all 
such sumes of moneys that has ben paid by by the sd 
Towne for ye sd use to any person or persons to be trans- 
mitted to Hur Majesties Receiver Genrall at New Yorke 
who have not leagully discharged themselves therof 

Pr. Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Town Meettinge Apll ye 1st upon the humble 
petition of Elderd Lewkes for a small pece of land to sett 
a howes upon the Town have granted that he shall have 
a pece of land adjoyninge to the land he bout in Flatbush 
boundes that was formorly Hendrik Lott for to sett a 
howes upon 

Enterd pr order Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att the same mettinge Samll Mills Junor was choasen 
constable for this present yeare or untill another be 
choase & sworn in his rome 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



Jamaica, Long Island ,37 

Page 283 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes present wright- 
ing shall cume Jonathan Strickland of Newtowne in 
Queens County on Nassau Island in ye Province of New- 
York with ye free consent of my wiffe Hanah testefied 
as beinge a partie to & seallinge of thes presents for and 
in consideration of a vallewable sume of thirten poundes 
five shillinges of lawfull moneys of this Province to me 
in hand paid & secured to be paid befor ye enseallinge 
of thes presents by Jacob Ramson of Jamaica his heires 
excecetors adminestrator & assigns every of them ye 
receipt wherof the sd Jonathan Strickland do acquitt & 
discharge him ye sd Jacob Ramson of Jamaica in ye 
County & Island & Province aforsd have granted bar- 
gined allinated enfeofd ashuerd made over & sould & 
doe by thes presents grant bargine allinatt infeofe ashuer 
make over quitt claim confirm & sell unto ye aforsd 
Jacobe Ramson of Jamaica his heires excecutors adminess- 
trators & assignes for ever all that pece of meadow ground 
containing ten acers more or less the place comonly called 
Oldfelds Necke in ye boundes of Jamaica bounded 
northward by a pond & from ye pond westward to a 
little crik head & soe by ye same crick to ye bay to have 
& to hould ye sd pece of meadow abovesd belongeinge 
unto ye aforsd Jonathan Strickland of Newtowne & 
Hanah his wife to ye sd Jacob Ramson his heires excecu- 
tors adminesstrators & assignes that they the sd Jacob 
Ramson his heires & assignes shall have good power & 
lawfull athorety att ye enseallinge & dellivery of thes 
presents to grant bargin sell & dispose the within men- 
tioned meadow & every part therof and that ye sd 
Jonathan Strickland & Hanah his wiffe themselves their 
heires excecuts shall & will for ever warrent & defend the 
abovesd pece of meadow bounded abovesd against them 
their heires ore assignes ore any person what ever that 
pretends to lay any claim therto in witnes wherof ye sd 
Jonathan Strickland & Hanah his wife hath subscribed 
their hands and asigned their sealls in Jamaica this 



38 Records of the Town of 

fourtenth day of December in ye eaigth yeare of His 

Majesties reigne Ano Dominy 1696 

Signed seald & dellivered 

in presence of Jonathan Strickland O 

John Oke Hanah X Strickland O 

John Urquhartt hur mark 

A trew copy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Jamaica December ye fourtenth 1696 then appered 
before me Daniell Whithead on of His Majesties Justices 
of ye Peace for Queens County ye above named Jonathan 
Strickland & Hanah his wiffe & acknowledged this above 
instrument to be their free & vollontary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

and further I the sd Jonathan Strickland doth ingage 
my self that ye sd Jacob Ramson shall have liberty to 
have a cartt way to his within mentioned meadow & 
to cutt timber for fencing upon ye sd Oldfeld Neck it 
being ye prevelidg that doath therunto belonge but was 
forgotten to be inserted within ye within mentioned 
premises to ye trew performance wherof I have sett 
my hand December ye 23 — 1696 

Jonathan More Jonathan Strickland 

John Oke A trew coppy pr 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clerk 
Page 28 J^ 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth Know yea that I the abovesd William Creed 
with Sarah my wife for severall casses & good reasons us 
& each of us therunto moveing butt more easspeatily for 
ye sume of twenty two poundes currant sillver moneyes 
of this Province to me in hand paid & secured to be paid 
by Johon Okey of the same Towne Island & County in 



Jamaica, Long Island 39 

ye Island of Nassau ye receipt wherof we doe herby own 
& doe acknowledge to be therwith contented sattisfyed 
& payd have giveen granted covenanted allinatd releasd 
enfeofed bargined & sould & by thes presents doe acknowl- 
edge to have from us our heirs heirs excts admins & as- 
signes given granted covntd. alintd releast enfeoft bar- 
gind & sold unto the sd John Okee his heirs excect. 
adminst & assignes a certaine pece or parcell of upland 
lying within the bound of Jamaica being bounded as 
followeth in the bounds of Jamaica beinge bound as 
followeth viz: begininge at a whitt oke tree standinge 
nere to Garrett Luberttsons bounds & from thence 
with a direct line too a wallnout tree which ye devition 
tree betwixt Peter Hendricks & sd land & soe runinge 
parrellell with with ye land of sd Peter Hendriks till 
you cume aboutt the middle of the south end of the 
pond & soe southardly till you cume to a marked whitoak 
tree standinge at ye meadow edg then then easterly 
runinge by ye meadow edge till you come to Oldfelds 
path & soe bounded by sd path till you come to ye mill 
pathe & soe bounded by the northsid of ye mill pathe 
till you cume to Garrett Luberttson's marked tree soe 
runinge parrellell with Garrett Luberttsons tree till 
you cume till you cume to ye abovesd marked whit 
oke tree the tree standinge by ye bounds aforsd all 
which sd pece ore parcell of upland as it is above butted 
& bounded & exprest I ye abovesd William Creed & 
Sarah my wife hath as abovesd sould as aforsd unto ye 
the afforsd John Okee with all preveliges profit benifits 
& apurtenances with all timbers trees woods under woods 
standinge or lyinge beinge upon the same to have & to 
hould for ever & the same to be & remaine to ye only 
proper benefit & behoufe of him the said John Okey 
his heirs excects adminestrators & assignes to posses 
& in joy forever without lett fraud or hindrance eathire 

Page 285 
from me the said William Creed and Sarah my wiffe 
our heiers and assigns for ever and the the same shall 
warrant and for ever defend against any former sales 



40 Records of the Town of 

givfts morgages or any other intanglements what ever 
& ye same shall defend against any claim or claims 
from any person ore persons what ever layinge any just 
claime therto with a warrente to defend ye same against 
any intrest property claime ore demand from us our 
heires excecutors & assignes for ever owning & acknowl- 
edging ye sd Okee to be in the right ockepation of sd 
land & premises in wittnes wherof we sett to our hands 
& seals ye third day of March in ye fifth yeare of Their 
Majsts & in the yeare of our Lord Christ 1693/4 

Know all men by thes presents that John Oke doe 
assigne releas quitt claime & make over & deliver unto 
Jacob Ranson his heirs excecutors & adminestrators & 
assignes all & singuler the right title intrest property 
claime or demand of & unto unto the within mentioned 
bill ore ded of sale to him Jacob Ranson his heirs & 
assigns wich is ore might any waies acreu ore belonge 
unto the abovesd John Oke my heirs & asignes exonor- 
rattinge and aquitting & defendinge ye sd Jacob Ranson 
his heirs & asignes firmly any further claim or pretext 
not withstandinge in testemony wherof I the abovesd 
John Okee doe bind my self my heirs excecutors & asignes 
firmlly by thes presents in testemony wherof I sett to 
my hand & seall ye eaightenth of May in the yeare of 
their Majesty s reign and in the yeare of our Lord Christ 

1695 — The & seals enterlind befor — 

Signed seald & delivered John Okey 

in presence of 
Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 286 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume William Creed sendeth greettinge Know yea that 
I the abovesd William Creed belongeinge to Jamaica in 
Queens County on ye Island of Nassau for severall good 
resons & casses me therunto moveinge but more eas- 
peatilly for a vallewable sattisfaction to me in hand paid 
by Ram Dorlant of the abovesd Town Island and County 
ye reseipt wherof the abovesd William Creed doath herby 



i 



Jamaica, Long Island 41 

own & befor the ensealling & delivery of thes presents 
doth acknowledge himself to be therwith fully contented 
sattisfyed and therof and therfrom doath for ever exonor- 
ratte acquitt and discharge him ye sd Ram Dorlant his 
heires & assignes of & from any further claim ore de- 
mand for any partt ore parcell therof have given granted 
covenanted allinatted releast quitte claimd made over 
and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledge to have 
from mee my heirs excecutors & adminesstrators fully & 
absoelutly giveen granted covenanted allinated releast 
enfeoft quitt claimd made over and sould unto ye abovesd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutors & adminestrators a 
cartain pece ore parcell of land & meadow lyeinge and 
beinge in the boundes of Jamaica abovesd containinge 
five acers more ore less begininge att the lands of the sd 
Ram Dorlant and soe to run westward leaveinge of a 
highway untill it make up ye number of five acers as 
abovesd and ye sd Ram Dorlant is to make & maintain 
a good three foot dich in ye meadow soe far as the land 
goes all which sd pece of land & meadow as it is above 
exprest with all timbers trees woods under woods stand- 
inge or lyeinge beinge or belongeinge to ye same with 
all the previledges profits and benifits therunto belong- 
inge to the abovesd Ram Dorlant his heires & assignes 
the sam and every part & parcell therof to have and to 
hould ockepy poses & in joy for ever and the same to be 
& remain to the only propor use benifit & behouf of him 
the Ram Dorlant his heirs & assignes for ever free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formor salles givfts mor- 
gages dowreys or any other entanglments what soever & 
the same shall warrent & by thes presents for ever defend 
against from any person ore persons whatsoever layeinge 
any just claim therunto with a warrente to defend the 
same against any claim or demand from mee the sd Will- 
iam Creed my heires excecutors or adminesstrators for 
ever in confirmation wherof the abovesd William Creed 
doath bind him self & his heirs excutors & adminesstra- 
tors for ever in confirmation wherof the abovesd Will 
Creed doath bind himself & his heirs excecutors & ad- 



42 Records of the Town of 

minesstrators to ye abovesd Ram Dorlant his heires 

& assignes by thes presents firmly sealled with his seall 

and datted this tenth day of Janery in the second yeare 

of Hur Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 

one thowsd seven hundred & thre & four 

Signed sealled and dellivered Will Creed O 

in presence of 

Mary Ruscoe A trew coppy of the orrigonall 

Samuell Ruscoe deed pr Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page £87 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall dume Thomas Ffoster of MuUmouth River in Sallem 
County in West New Jarzey sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abovesd Thomas Ffoster for sundrey and 
severall good reassons and casses me therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatily for a sartain sume of money to me 
in hand paid by Benjamin Thirston of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassau the receipt wherof I doe 
herby owne and acknowledg and before the enseallinge 
and delivery of thes presents doe own to be therwith 
fully and absolutly contented sattisfyed & paid & therof 
& therfrom doe for ever exonoratt acquitt and discharge 
ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires excecutors ad- 
minesstrators and assignes of & from any further claime 
ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted releassed enfeofed quitte 
claimed made over and sould and by thes presents doe 
acknowledg to have from mee my heires excecuts & ad- 
minesstrators & assignes fully and absoluttly giveen 
granted covenanted releast enfeoft quitt claimed made 
over and sold unto ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his 
heires excects adminsts and assignes all that ye other 
half of ye small lotte of meadow belonginge to hime ye 
sd Thomas Ffostor lyinge att ye further East Neck 
Benjamin Thirston haveinge ye other half part allredy 
lyinge between Samuell Smith & Will" Fostop latte of 
Jamaica desseast as allsoe eaight acer right right of devi- 
ticm of land upon ye Little Plaines and eaight acer right 



J 



Jamaica, Long Isl.\nd 43 

of devition of bogges as allsoe eaight acer right of comon- 
age all belongeinge to sd Towne of Jamaica (ye half 
acer of land to an acer of meadow in ye Necke wher ye 
wholl lottment of meadow dose belonge beinge in ye 
hether East Necke being & belongeinge to sd Neck only 
excepted) all which sd pece of meadow as abovesaid w* 
ye eaight acer right of ye plaines & ye sd right of boges 
& right of comonage only ye right aforsd Necke excepted 
I ye sd Thomas Fostor have as abovesd sould as aforesd 
to ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heirs & assignes 
with all ye rights & prevelidges therunto belonginge to 
have and to hold ockepy poses & in joy for ever and ye 
same to be & remaine to ye only propor use benifit & 
behouf of him the sd Benjamin Thirston his heires and 
assignes fre and clerly discharged of and from all formor 
salles givfts mortgages ore any other intanglements what 
ever and ye same shall warrent and by thes presents for 
ever defend against any intrest proporty claime ore 
demand from me ye sd Thomas Ffoster my heirs and 

Page 288 
excecutors adminesstrators and from all & every person 
or persons what ever with a warrentee for ye same in 
wittnes wherunto I have sett to my hand & seall this 
twenty seventh day of October in the ninth yeare of His 
Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1697 
Signed sealled and delivered Thomas Ffoster O 

in presence of 
James X Hadlock 

his mark 
Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that one ye twelvt day of November in 
ye ninth yeare of His Majests. reigne & in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ 1697 ther appered before Daniell Whitthead 
one of His Majesties Justices of ye Peace for Queens 
County ye within named Thomas Ffostor and did 
acknowledge ye within written deed of salle to be his free 
& vollentary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 



44 Records of the Town of 

A trew coppy of ye orridgenall deed 

entered pr Sam" Ruscoe 
November ye 29: 1697 Clark 

Page 289 
To all Christian peopel to whome thes presents shall 
cume Peter White of Jamaica in Queens County in the 
Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that 
I ye aforsd Fetter Whitte for severall good reassons and 
casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sume of moneys to me in hand paid by Ben- 
jamin Thirston of ye forsd Towne Island adn County 
the receipt wherof I doe herby own and acknowledge to 
be therwith contented sattisfyed and paid and therof and 
therfrom doe acquitte and discharge ye sd Benjamin 
Thirston his heirs & assignes from any further claim ore 
demand for any part or parcell therof have giveen granted 
covenanted allinated releast enfeofd quitte claimed made 
over and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledge to 
have from me my heires excectrs & adminesstrators 
giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft 
quitte claimd made over and sould unto ye abovesd 
Benjamin Thirston his heires excecutors & assignes a 
sertain pece of land lyinge w* in ye bounds of Jamaica 
in ye west devition beinge & arrissinge from a five acer 
right of devition of meadow accordinge as it shall be 
laid out with all ye timbers trees woods under woods 
prevelidges profits & benifits and appurtenances ther- 
upon & therunto belonginge to have and to hould ockepye 
posses & injoy for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye 
only propor use benifit & behouf of him ye said Benjamin 
Thirston his heirs & assignes fre & clerly discharged of & 
from all formor salles salles givfts mortgages or any other 
intanglements what ever wth a warrentee to defend the 
same against any right title intrest proporty claime ore 
demand from me ye sd Peter Whitte my heirs excetrs 
& adminestrators and from all claim ore claimes from 
any person or persons whatsoever layinge any just claim 
therunto in testemony wherof I have herunto set to 



Jamaica, Long Island 45 

my hand & fixed my seall this twenty first day of June 

in ye ninth yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of 

our Lord 1697 

Signed sealled & delHvered Peter Whitt O 

in presence of 

George Wollsey A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

Sam^^ Ruscoe deed entered pr 

Sam^i Ruscoe 
November ye 29 1697 Clarke 

Page 290 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Daniell Thirston belongeinge to Jamaica in ye Island 
of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that I ye above- 
sd Daniell Thirston for severall good considerations & 
casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a 
full and vallewable sume of moneys to me in hand paid 
by Benjamin Thirston of ye same Towne Island & County 
to my sattisfaction ye receipt wherof I doe herby own 
and acknowledge to be therwith contented sattisfyed & 
paid & therof & therfrom doe exonaratt acquitt & dis- 
charge ye sd Benjamin Thirston his heirs excecutors ad- 
minesstrators & assignes of & from any further claim 
ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allined releast enfeofed bargined 
made over and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledge 
to have from me my heirs excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes fully & absolutly given granted covenanted 
allinated released enfeofd bargined made over & sould 
to ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heirs excecutors 
adminesstrators & assignes all that my wholl right title 
intrest proporty claime ore demand in & unto all & every 
part & parcell of that my part ore proportion of easstatt 
of lands meadows rights & prevelidges being beinge 
within ye boundes & limits of Jamaica abovesd ac- 
cordinge as it was remised releassed & quitte claimed 
to me by Thomas Ffoster sone & heir to Thomas Ffoster 
late of Jamaica deseast as by sd releas may more att 
large appere I say that I ye said Daniell Thirston have 



46 Records of the Town of 

as abovesd sould as aforsd to ye sd Benjamin Thirston 
all my right as abovesd as by sd releas may with all & 
singiiler ye rights prevelidges & benifits therupon & ther- 
unto belongeinge to have & to hold to ye sd Benjamin 
Thirston his heirs & assignes for ever & ye same to be 
& remain to ye only use benifit & behouf of him ye sd 
Benjamin Thirston his heirs & assignes frely discharged 
of & from all formor sales morgages givftes leasses ore 
any other entangellments what ever & ye same shall 
warrent & defend with a warrente against any intrest 
proporty claime ore demand from me ye sd Daniell 
Thirston my heirs & assignes for ever & from any person 
ore persons layinge any claim therto in wittnes wherunto 
I sett to my hand & seall this 25 of October in ye 9 yeare 
of His Majsts reigne Ano 1697 

Signed seald & dellivered Daniell Thirston O 

in presence of 
Thomas Ffoster 
Samll Ruscoe 

A trew copy of ye oridganell deed 
November ye 12: 1697 — then appered Daniell Whitt- 
head one of His Majesties Justices of ye Peace for Queens 
County ye within named Daniell Thirston & did acknowl- 
edg ye within written deed to be his free & vollontary act 
& deed 

Daniell Whitthead 

Page 291 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica in Queens County in 
ye Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I ye sd Nehemiah Smith for severall good reassons 
& casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sume to me in hand paid by Ben j amine 
Thirston of the abovesd Towne Island & County ye 
receipt wherof I doe herby own & before ye enseallinge 



Jamaica, Long Island 47 

& delivery of thes presents doe acknowledg to be ther- 
with fully & absolutly contented sattisfyed & paid & 
therof and therfrom doe for ev^er fully & absolutly ex- 
onorat & discharge him the sd Benjamin Thirston his 
heirs exceCiitors adminesstrators & assignes of & from 
any further demand for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated releast quit claimed 
bargined enfeofed made over and sould & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from me my heirs excecutors & 
adminesstrators fully and freely giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated releast quitt claimed bargined enfeofed 
made over & sould unto the aforsaid Benjamin Thirston 
his heirs excecutors adminesstrators and assignes a sar- 
taine pece of upland containinge two acers or therabouts 
more ore les lyinge & beinge- within ye boundes and 
limits of Jamaca abovesd lyinge in a hollow south of ye 
Little Plains & bounded as followeth — by Waitt Smith 
on ye south & Joseph Smith one ye north and east 
& west by ye high waies all which - sd pece of land con- 
taining two acers more ore less as it is above bounded 
& exsprest together with all fences fedings prevelidges 
profits benifits & emprovements theron made or therunto 
belongeinge with all timbers trees standinge ore lyinge 
I the said Nehemiah Smith have sould as abovesd to ye 
aforsd Benjamin Thirston his heirs & assignes the same 
to have & to hould ockepy posses and injoy for ever & 
ye same to be & remaine to ye only propor sole use benifit 
and behouf of him the said Benjamin Thirston his heirs 
& assignes fre and clerly discharged of & from all formor 
sales gifts morgages dowers leases ore any other entangle- 
ments what ever & ye same shall warrent and by thes 
presents forever defend against any intrest property 
claim ore demand from me ye sd Nehemiah Smith my 
heirs excecutors & adminesstrators for ever to ye trew & 
absolut performance of all & every ye above mentioned 
& bargined premises I ye abovesd Nehemiah Smith doe 
bind myself my heirs & assignes by setting to my hand 
& seall this fourth day of Febrauary in ye ninth yeare 



48 Records of the Town of 

of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord one 

thousand six hundred ninty seven & eaight 

Signed seald & dellivered Nehemiah X Smith O 

in presence of his mark 

Hope Carpenter 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 292 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Richard Denton of Ffosters Meadow belongeinge 
to Henipsted in Queens County on Longe Island allies 
Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd 
Richard Denton for severall good resons & casses me 
therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sattisf action to me in hand paid by Benjamin Thirston 
of Jamaica in ye Island and County abovesd ye receipt 
wherof I doe herby own & before the enseallinge & delliv- 
ery of thes presents doe own my self to be fully contented 
sattisfyed & paid and therof & therfrom doe exonoratt 
acquitt & discharge him the sd Benjamin Thirston his 
heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes of & from 
any further claim ore demand for any part ore parcell 
herof have giveen* granted covenanted allinated released 
enfeofed quitte claimd bargined made over & sould & 
by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from me my 
heirs excecutors adminesstrators & assignes fully & 
absolutly giveen granted covenanted allinated releast 
enfeofed quitte claimed made over & sould unto the 
abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires excecutors ad- 
minesstrators & assignes all that my wholl right title 
intrest proporty claim ore demand in & unto all & every 
part & parcell of that my part ore proportion of estate 
of land meadow rights & prevelidges lyinge and beinge 
within the boundes & limits of Jamaica abovesd ac- 
cordinge as it was remissed released & quitte claimd to me 
by Thomas Foster sone & heir to Thomas Ffoster latte 
of Jamaica deseast as by sd releas may be sene with all 
& singuler the rights prevelidges & benifits therupon & 



Jamaica, Long Island 49 

therunto belongeinge to have and to hould to ye sd 
Benjamin Thirston his heirs & assignes for ever & ye 
same to be & remaine to the only propor use benifit & 
behoiif of him ye sd Benjamin Thirston his heirs & as- 
signes freely discharged of & from all formor sales givfts 
morgages leasses ore any other entangelments whatever 
& the same shall warrent & by thes presents for ever 
defend against any intrest proporty claime ore demand 
from me the sd Richard Denton my heirs & assignes for 
ever & from any person ore persons whatever layinge 
any just claim therto in witnes wherunto I have set to 
my hand & fixed my seall this fourtenth day of December 
in ye ninth yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of 
our Lord 1697 

Signed sealled & dellivered Richard Denton O 

in presence of 
Marcy X RuscoE A trew coppy of the origonall 

her mark pr Samll Ruscoe 

Samuell Ruscoe Clarke 

Page 293 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
Joseph Pleas belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Joseph Pleas for severall good resons 
& casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for 
a valluable sume to my satisfaction to me in hand paid 
by Benjamin Thirston of ye aforsaid Towne Island & 
County ye receipt wherof I doe herby own & before ye 
enseallinge & delivery of thes presents doe acknowledge 
to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed & paid & therof 
& therfrom doe for ever acquitte exonorratt & discharge 
the abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires excutors ad- 
minestrators & assignes from any claim ore claims for 
any partt ore parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releast enfeoft quitte claimd made 
over & sould and by thes presents doe for me my heirs 
excecutors & adminestrators own & acknowledg to have 



50 Records of the Town of 

fully and absolutly giveen granted covenanted allinated 
releast enfeoft quitte claimd bargined made over & sould 
unto the abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires excecutors 
adminesstrators & assigns a certain pece ore parcell of 
upland lyinge & beinge in ye east devition within the 
boundes & limits of Jamaica abovesd beinge a fiveten 
acor right of devition more ore less as it was layd out 
lyinge in number eaighten haveinge John Smith one ye 
north number seventen & Theodoros Polhelmas on ye 
south number ninten runinge parrellell with ye rest of 
sd lotts drawn for in sd rainge to Plain Rune ore highway 
all which sd pece of land as it is buted & exspresed with 
all ye prevelidges profits & benifits & with all timbers 
trees woods under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge upon 
the same I the abovesd Joseph Pleas have for my self 
my heirs excecutors & adminestrators sould and for ever 
firmly sett over to ye forsd Benjamin Thirston his heirs 
& assignes to have and to hould for ever & the same to be 
& remain to ye only solle propor use benifit & behouf of 
him ye sd Benjamin Thirston his heirs & assignes to 
ockepy posses and in joy free & clerly discharged of & 
from all formor sals givfts morgages ore any other en- 
tanglements what ever & the same shall warrent & by 
thes presents for ever defend against any claime ore 
elaimes from any persons ore persons what soever layinge 
any just claime therto with a warrente to defend ye same 
against any intrest proporty claim ore demand from me 
ye sd Joseph Pleas my heirs exceketors adminestrators 
& assignes for ever & further ye sd Joseph Pleas doath 
covenant & promis to & with him ye sd Benjamin Thirston 
that he is att ye ensealling & delivery of thes presents & 
shall be lawfull att any & att all times herafter the sd 
premises to enter & poses & ye same with all & every part 
therof poses & peacably injoy without lett fraud or 
moUestation for ever in wittnes wherunto I ye sd Joseph 
Pleas doe bind myself my heirs excets & administ by 
thes presents firmly datted this last day of Aprill in 



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ye 9 yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye year of our Lord 

Xt 1697 

Signed seld & delivered Joseph Pleas O 

in ye presence of 

Joseph Smith, Junr. A trew copp of ye oridgenall ded 

Sam'^ Ruscoe pr. Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 29J^ 
To all Christian peopell before whome thes presents 
instrument may cume that I Peter White of ye Towne of 
Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of NewYorke 
sendeth greettinge Know all men by thes presents that 
I Peter Whitt of ye Towne of Jamaica one Longe Island 
in Queens County in ye Province of New York me move- 
ing therunto & in consideration of a vallewable sume of 
moneys allredy by me received of Ben j amine Thirston 
smith of ye aforsd Town & County & Province have 
giveen granted allinated sold & enfeofd & confirmed unto 
Benjamine Thirston his heirs excecutors adminestrators 
and assignes a certain parcell of land containginge thirty 
three acors more ore less as it was layd out lyinge in 
number twenty in ye east devition bounded on the 
north by Theodorus Pollhelmas on ye south sid by Nath- 
aniell Denton on ye east by Hempsted boundes on ye 
west by ye fenced hollow excepting ye highway which 
sd parcell of land as above bounded & exsprest together 
with all ye prevelidges & appurtenances & improvements 
erbige and timber or what soever doath now or shall 
herafter belonge I ye aforsd Peter Whitte doe for me my 
heires excecutors adminestrators & assignes doe fully 
& absolutly sell give grant and make over for ever ye 
aforsd land above bounded unto Benjamin Thirston 
abovesd to him his heires excecutors adminestrators & 
assignes for ever to have and to hould for ever peaceably 
to in joy and poses for ever without any lett ore hindrance 
what soe ever and I the abovesd Peter White doe for me 
my heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes promis 
and ingage unto Benjamin Thirston his heires excecutors 
adminestrators & assignes to ffree ye abovesd land from 



52 Records of the Town of 

all formore givfts grants entaillments leasses mortgages 
or any other incumbrances what ever by any person ore 
persons whatever layinge any claim to any part or parcell 
of ye abovesd land afor mentioned & bounded to all 
intents & purposes to every of them to ye trew intent 
in conformation herof I have herunto sett to my hand by 
subscribinge my name this twentyet fourth of March in 
ye sixth yeare of Their Majesties reigne King William 
and Queen Mary — Kinge of England Scottland Ffrance 
and Irland Defender of ye Faith ye yeare of our Lord 
1694 

Signed seald and dellivered Peter Whitt O 

in presens of 

John Bayles A trew coppy of the oridgonall 

Edward Hare deed entered pr 

Sam*' Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 295 
Be it knowne to all men whome it may anywais con- 
sern that Thomas Smith Smith of Jamaica planter upon 
ye Isle of Nassau in ye Province of New Yorke hath for 
himself his heires excecutors & adminesstrators bartrd 
bargined sould allinatted assigned & made over & doath 
by thes instrument of conveiance & deed of salle barter 
bargine sell allinat assigne & make over from him his 
heires & assignes unto Ben j amine Thirston of the Towne 
& Province abovesd a certain lotte parcell or messuage 
of upland beinge & lyinge withine ye boundes & limits of 
Jamaica abovesd and in ye first devition eastward that 
is to say a one acer & half devition in number the fivetenth 
lott beinge sittuatt & lyinge upon the east side of ye 
Little Plaine Rune containinge more ore less as it was 
layd out fruntinge upon the Plaine Rune aforsd and 
rearringe upon the runne formorly known by ye name of 
Forstors Meadow Rune bounded by the lott that was 
formorly Richard Roads now in ye possestion of Ben- 
jamin Thirston on ye north & by John Freemans lott on 
ye south to rune parrellell in lenth with ye sd lots for ye 
sd Thirston to have and to hould as his absolut right & 



Jamaica, Long Island 53 

property & to ye sole use benifit & behouf of him his heirs 
excecutors adminesstrators and assignes for ever with 
all ye prevelidges profits of wood trees timbers standinge 
or lyinge theroii conveneties or egress belongeinge ther- 
imto or may at any time ore times herafter any wais 
acrew ore apertaine therunto more over ye aforsd Thomas 
Smith doath acknowledge that he hath receaived sattis- 
faction in full for ye sd land and doath herby acquitt & 
discharge ye sd Thirston his heires excecutors & adminess- 
trators of all & every part of ye same and doath promis & 
ingag to make good in law this his deed of salle to allin- 
tents & purposes & warrent ye same free & clere from any 
challenge claime ore pretence of right ore title justly 
made & laid ore placed by any person ore persons what 
soever & for ye full confirmation of the premisses ye sd 
Thomas hath subscribed his name & affixed herunto his 
seall this thirtieth day of Aprill in ye yeare of our Lord 
1695 

Signed seald & dellivered Thomas Smith O 

in ye presence of 

John Prudden A trew coppy of the orrigonall 

Hendrickes Hegoman deed entered pr 

Sam'i Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Know all men by thes presents whom thes may con- 
sern that I John Williams of Hempsted on Longe Island 
in Queens County & in ye Province of New Yorke doe 
bargine and sell and sell from me my heires excecutors 
adminestrators & assignes unto Benjamin Thirston of 
Jamaica of the same County & Province above mentioned 
to him his exceketors adminesstrators or assignes one 
lottment of land containinge about sixten acers more ore 
less as it was layd out att Jamaica and bounded one the 
southwest by Samuell Mathewes land & one the north 
west by a highway goeinge to Charsmores Island south 
east & north east by Richard Joneses land I the abovesd 
John Williams doe own to have sould the above men- 
tioned lott from me my heires excecutors & assignes to 



54 Records of the Town of 

to ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston to him his heires 
excecutors ore assignes to have & to hould for his owne 
for ever free from any intailhnent or joynter & I the 
abovesd John Wilhams doe & will stand to maintain 

this my deed of salle lawfull and and athentick and 

Page 296 
good before any whom it may appere this this above deed 
is giveen for a vallewable considerration allredy received 
by me John Williams to the trew performance herof we 
doe sett to our hands & fixe our scales sined & sealed in 
Hempsted the 18 day of July 1696 
Signed & scald John X Williams O 

in presens of his mark 

Eaphreaim Vallinteen Mary X Williams O 
Joseph Williams her mark 

A trew coppy of the origonall deed entered pr 

Sam^* Ruscoe 

Clark 

Know all men by thes presents that L John Smith 
inhabctant of Jamaica in Queens County on the Island 
of Nassau belonging to ye Province of New Yorke for 
severall resons and good casses me therunto moveinge 
but more esspeatily for a certain sume of moneys to me 
paid by Benjamin Thirston in the sd Towne of Jamaica 
& County abovesd wherfore I hould me well satisfyed 
& therfore have allinated bargined & sold & by vertew 
herof I the sd John doe sell dispoas allinat & make over 
from me my heires excecutors forever unto ye abovesd 
Ben j amine Thirston to him his heirs excecutors adminess- 
trators or assignes for ever a thre acer right of boges for 
his best conveninty to have & to hould keep & posses for 
ever as his own heritage & proporty from ye datte herof 
& I ye sd John Smith doe bind my heires that it shall be 
free & fully discharged and to warrent it from formore 
sales givfts grants dowers leasses joynters anuties intaills 
judgments forfetuers morgages claimes or incumbrances 
what so ever had made ore comitted in writtinge wittingly 



Jamaica, Long Island 55 

ore willingly suffered or don by ye aforsd John Smith 
ore his menes privety ore procuerment or by other person 
ore persons lawfully layinge from or by or under them to 
warrent & make good in law this bill of sale and thes 
premises therin contained & in confirmation of the 
trew performance of ye premises I doe seall sign & deliver 
with my own hand this bill of salle befor three wittneses 
at Jamaica the first of March 1696/7 
Signed seald and delivered John Smith O 

in presenc of , 

David Wright A trew coppy of the orrigonall 

Samuell Thirston ' deed entered pr 

Jonathan X Wright Sam^' Ruscoe 

his mark Clark 

Page 297 
Know all men by thes presents that I John Rowlesson 
inhabetant of Jamaica in Queens County in the Island 
of Nassau belongeinge to ye Province of New Yorke for 
severall good casses & resons therunto moveinge me but 
esspeatily for one sume of moneys paid & secuered to be 
paid wherof I hold me well content therof witt yee me 
to have sold dispossed and make over with ye free good 
will & consent of my wiffe Greeched Rowlesson from 
us our heires for ever unto Freaderick Hendrickeson of 
ye same Towne inhabetant of Jamaica County abovesd 
to him his heires excecutors and assignes what sume ever 
thirty acers of land more ore less joyninge to Samuell 
Smith at ye west sid on ye east sid of Edward one the 
north sid by ye path thats betwen Creeds & ye sd Fredrick 
Hendrickson south sid by the path that goes to Mr. 
Wolseys lott with ten acers of meadow more ore less 
lyinge att ye old Towne Necke the west sid joyninge to 
Samuell Smiths meadow one the north side joyninge to 
ye woods therf or witt ye me John Rowlesson with Greethe 
my wife abovesd doe by vertew herof ffully and freely & 
absolutly & clerly give grant sell and dispoas & confirme 
from us our heires exceketors & adminesstrators unto 
the sd Fredrick Hendricksone his heirs assignes & excecu- 
tors & adminesstrators ye abovesd thirty acers of land 



56 Records of the Town of 

and ten acers of meadow with all ye prevelidges therunto 
belongeing to have and to hold for now and ever & to 
enter therwith in possestion and to labour and ockepy as 
his owne proper land & meadow and to keepe it as his 
own propor land from ye datte herof and wee bind our- 
selves that it shall be fully & freely discharged from all 
formore sails gifts grantes doweries leasses joynters 
anuties uses intails judgments fines forfitt uses morgages 
ore claims ore incumbrances what soever had made or 
committed in writtinge wittingely or willingely sufered 
ore done by by ye forsd John Rowlesson ore his wif or 
any of them by their act meanes consent privitty ore 
procuerment or by any other persons lawfully claiminge 
from by & under them or any of them in confirmation 
of the trew performance of ye abovesd premises I doe 
signe seall & deliver with my own hand this bill of seall 
befor wittness at Jamaica the ninth day of December on 
thowsand sixe hundreed ninty three yeares 
Signed & sealld & dellivered John Rowlesson O 
in presence of 

Andrew Allexander A trew copy pr 

Thomas Unphreys Sam^' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 298 

Laid out by the surveirs of the Towne of Jamaica one 

devident of land beinge bounded west soth & east by ye 

swampe & north by the road beinge against Samll Baily 

— Test pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cum John Oke of Jamaica in Queens County on ye 
Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that I 
ye abovesd John Oke for severall good reasons considera- 
tions & casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a full & vallewable sume to me in hand paid 
by Waitt Smith of ye abovesd Towne Island & County 
the receipt wherof I doe herby owne & before ye en- 
seallinge and delivery of thes presents doe acknowledge 



Jamaica, Long Island 57 

my self to be therwith contented satisfied and paid & 
therof & therfrom doe for ever exonourratt acquitte & 
discharge ye abovesd Waitt Smith his heires & assignes 
of & from any further claim or demand for any part ore 
parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted enfeoft 
quitte claimd made over & sould & by thes presents doe 
acknowledge to have from me the abovesd John Oke 
my heires excecutors & adminesstrators fully & absolutly 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted releast quitt claimd 
made over & sold to ye abovesd Waitt Smith his heires 
excecutors adminestrators & assignes a cartaine lott or 
devition of land lying & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica 
abovesd being in ye hill devition beinge a five acer right 
& bounded west by William Whitt & east by John Hanson 
& north by ye line partting Flushing boundes & Jamaica 
and south by ye abovesd John Hanson all which land 
I ye sd John Oke doe acknowledg as it is butted bounded 
& exsprest to have sould from me my heires excecutrs & 
adminestrs unto ye abovesd Waitt Smith his heires 
excecutors adminestratores & assignes with all & singuler 
ye prevelidges profits & benifites therunto belongeing 
with all timbers trees woods under wods standinge or 
lyinge beinge ore belongeinge to ye same to have and to 
hold for ever and the same to be & remain to the only 
propor sole use benifitt and behoufe of him the sd Waitt 
Smith his heires excecutors and assignes for ever fre and 
clerly discharged of & from all formor salles givftes 

Page 299 
givftes morgages or any other entangellments what soe- 
ever and ye sd salle shall warrent and by thes presents 
for ever defend against any claim ore demand from any 
person ore persons layeinge any just claim therunto 
with a warrentee to deefend the same against any intrest 
proporty claime ore demand from me the sd John Oke 
my heires excecutores & adminesstratores for ever & for 
the confirmation wherof the sd John Oke doath bind 
himself and his heires by settinge to his hand and afiixe- 
inge his seall this twenty day of January in the twelfth 
year of His Maj«*\ reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord 



58 Records of the Town of 

Christ one thowsand & seven hundred & seven hundred 

& one 

Signed seald & delivered John Oke O 

in presence of 

Js. Lenoir & 

Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that on the 20th day of May 1701 
apered befor Daniell Whitthead Esqre one of His Majs. 
Justices for ye keepinge of ye peace within Queens County 
assigned ye within named John Oke & acknowledged the 
within written conveiance to be his free & voluntary act 
& deed 

Teste Dan^' Whithead 

A trew coppy of the origonall deed of salle with the 
acknowledgment therof entered pr 

Sam'^ Ruscoe 

Clark 

I underwritten doe acknowledge to have sold to 
Mr. William Creed a small bitt of meddo lyinge joyinnge 
to Hegomans meadow in ye Town of Jamaica from a whitt 
oak tree to ye wood edge in the Old Towne Neck which 
sd pece of meadow I doe sell to ye sd Creed his heires 
excecutors adminesstrators or assignes from me my heires 
excecutors and adminesstrators & every on of them as 
wittnes my hand in Jamaica on Long Island in Queens 
County this first day of Aprill 1694 as wittnes my hand 
the day & year aforsd 

Testes William Whitte 

James Marchall 
Rodger Baker A trew copy pr 

Sam*^ Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Know all men by thes presents that I William Creed 
of Jamaica in Queens County doe own to have from me 
& my heirs fully & and absolutly sould unto Mr. Hen- 



Jamaica, Long Island 59 

dricks Heagoman of the place abovesd the abovesd 
pece of meadow according as itt is above entered in this 
page to have & to hold for ever free without trouble or 
mollestation as wittnes my hand this 27 of January 
1701/2 

Teste Will Creed 

Samuell Ruscoe Clark 
Marcy X Ruscoe 
her mark 

Page 300 
Know all men whome it may conserne that I Brian 
Newton inhabetant of Jamaica in ye North Rydinge of 
Yorkshier upon Longe Island have bargined & sould unto 
Thomas Wollsey bacherler inhabetant of ye said Jamaica 
in the rydinge abovesd my ten acer lyeinge and beinge 
westward of the Towne for & in considerration of a 
cartain peanall sume of moneys to be paid yearly as 
exsprest in a bill of dept under his hand bearinge datt 
herwith I say that I Brian Nuton have bargined & by 
vertew of thes presents with the consent of my wife 
Alles Nuton sell and make over from us our heires or 
excecutors & adminesstrators to the said Thomas Wollsey 
all our right title & proporty in the abovesd ten acer 
lott with all the fences & fencinges belongeinge and ap- 
pertaininge therunto to be his absolut propriaty to poses 
enjoy emprove and disspoas of without any molesstation 
from mee ore my heires for ever which said lott beinge 
inclossed particulerly by itt self is bounded by Daniell 
Whittheads land on ye next by the highway one the 
north by Joseph Thirstones and Nicolos Eaverits land 
one the east side & by the comons on the south side and 
for the confirmation of this bill of salle as my absolut 
deed and act I have sett to my hand and seall this twenty 
second day of December in the yeare of our Lord one 
thowsand sixe hundred & eaghty 

Brian Newton 

X 
his mark O 



60 Records of the Town of 

Signed sealld and delliverd 
in presence of us Test 
John Prudden 

George Wollsey A trew coppy entered pr 

Sam^^ Ruscoe 
December ye 29: 1699 Clark 



Page 301 
To all peopell to whom thes presents wrightinge shall 
cume Daniell Whithead of Jamaica in Queens County on 
the Island of Nassau in the Province of NewYorke sendeth 
grettinge Know yea that I the sd Daniell Whitthead 
for and in consideration of ffull sattisfaction to me in 
hand paid have granted bargined allinated made over & 
sold & by thes prsents grant bargine make over allinatt 
confirme & sell clerly & absolutly unto Thomass Wollsey 
his heires & assignes for ever a certain ten acer lott of 
land more ore less sittuatt lyeinge & beinge in this Town 
boundes of Jamaica aforsaid butted and bounded as 
ffolloweth (that is to say) easterly upon the land now in 
the tenure of him the sd Thomas Wojlsey westwardly 
upon the land of Mr. John Prudden southerdly upon ye 
Kinges Road ore comon highway & northerdly to a 
highway betwixt ye hilles and ye said ten acer lott of 
land together with all ye appurtenances therunto be- 
longeinge or in any waies appertainnige to have and 
to hold the sd ten acers of land be it more ore less ac- 
cordeinge as it is butted & bounded to ye onely propor 
use and usses of him ye said Thomas Wollsey his heirs 
and assignes for ever and the said Daniell Whithead 
his heres excecutors adminesstrators & assignes all the 
above mentioned ten acers of land unto the abovesd 
Thomas Wollsey his heres excecutors adminesstrators 
and assignes in his and their peaceable and quiatt possess- 
ion shezuer against all peopell shall and will warrent 
& for ever defend by thes presents in wittnes wherof ye 



Jamaica, Long Island 61 

sd Daniell Whithead have sett to his hand and seall this 

the fivft day of April 1694 

Signed seald and dellivered Dan^^ Whitthead O 

in presence of 

Sam^i Ruscoe a trew coppy entered this 

Edward Burrowes 29th of December 1699 

pr Sam^^ Ruscoe 

Clark 

Jamaica — memorandam this elleventh day of June on 
thowsand sixe hundreed ninty and two itt is concluded 
and bargined by and betwixt Daniell Whitthead Esqr. 
and Thomas Wollsey that the sd Thomas WoUsey shall 
have ockepy & in joy a sartain ten acer lott bounded 
front and reare on the highwayes easterly by Thomas 
Wollsey and westwerdly by Edward Burrowes to have 
and to hold sd land as his right of inherretance 

Page 302 
provided the said Thomas Wollsey shall pay ore 
case to be paid unto Mr. Sollenes that marryed the 
widdow Stenwick in NewYorke the sume of fforty tew 
poundes in monyes att ore before Apprill ye first that 
will bee in ye yeare of our Lord 1694 

In considerration wherof the said Thomas Wollsey 
doath oblidge himself to make over & doath confirm 
& convey to sd Daniell Whitthead his heires & assignes 
for securety of sd sume of moneyes soe to be paid his 
the sd WoUseys lott or in confirmation wherof & that 
any other firm or deed and conveiance of the premisses 
shall be made according to law the parties above men- 
tioned have herunto sett their handes & sealls the datt 
first above written 

Seald & delivered Danll Whithed O 

befor us Tho. Wollsey O 

Edward Burrowes 

Will Whitt A trew copy pr 

Peter Chek Sam'i Ruscoe 

Clark 



62 Records of the Town of 

The land of Thomas Wollsey of Jamaica is as followeth 
viz: one lott of upland lyeinge to the westward of this 
Towne abovesd containinge fourten acers be it more ore 
less as it was laid out & bounded north by ye road leading 
to York & east by Anthony Waters & south by ye sd 
Waters & west by William Creed as allsoe one third 
partt of a thrty acer lott lyeinge southward of ye f orsd lott 
& is bounded by Fredrick Hendricks one the east & John 
Lambertes on the west & north by the highway & soth 
by Jacob Ramson as allsoe five acers of meadow lyeing 
at the hawtrees & bounded east by William Creed & west 
by Peter Hendriks being ye half of a ten acer lott — as 
allsoe one third partt of the home lott formorly my 
fathers — as allsoe the one third partt of a ten acer lott 
of meadow lyeinge att the further East Neck — as allsoe 
the one third partt of a hill lott lyeinge above Samuel 1 
Millses Thes above parcells of land & meadow with an 
adition of meadow alsoe lying at ye east sid of the 

Great Island at the further East Neck the 29 of 

December 1699 

Pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 303 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County in 
the Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know yea that 
I the abovesd Samuell Bayles for severall good reasons 
& casses mee therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for 
a vallewable sattisfaction to me in hand paid by Thomas 
Eaverritt by & with the consent & previty of Cap*" 
Daniell Whithead and Benjamin Thirston of the aforsd 
Towne Island & County to me in hand paid at or befor 
the enseallinge & delivery of thes presents the reseipt 
wherof I doe herby owne & acknowledg my self to be 
therwith fully contented sattisfyed & paid and therof 
& therfrom doe for ever exonoratt acquitte and dis- 
charge the abovesd Thomas Eaverrit of and from any 
further claime or demand for any part or parcell therof 
all beinge done by & with the consent of the abovesd 



Jamaica, Long Island 63 

Cap*" Whithead and Benjamin Thirston beinge chossen 
by the aforsd Thomas Eaverrit to be his gardians have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated releast quit clamd 
and by the way of exchainge made over & confirmd & 
by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from mee my 
heires excecutors adminestrs & assignes given granted 
covenanted releast quitt claimd & by the way of ex- 
chainge made over & confirmd unto ye abovesd Thomas 
Eaverritt his heires excecutors adminesstrators & as- 
signes a sartain pece ore parcell of upland lyeinge & beinge 
within the boundes & limites of Jamaica abovesd con- 
taininge twelve acers be it more ore less as it was layd 
out & bounded as ffolloweth Imprimis southwerdly 
by the land belongeing to ye aforsd Thomas Everritt 
& east by Ffreemans path & northerdly by Elderd 
Lukas and westwerdly by a highway that goes betwixt 
Samuell Messengers land & ye land abovesd all which 
sd pece or parcell of upland accordinge as it is above 
bounded & exsprest I the abovesd Samuell Bayles have 
as abovesd exchainged & made over and confirmed unto 
the abovesd Thomas Everitt his heires excecutors ad- 
minests & assignes together with all timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge or lyeinge beinge & belongeinge 
to ye same with all & singuler the rights & prevelides 
profits & benifits to ye same belongeinge ore in any wais 
therunto appertaininge the same to have and to hold 
ockepy poses & injoy for ever & the same to be & remain 
to ye only sole proper use benifit & behouf of him the 
abovesd Thomas Eaverrit his heires & assignes free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formor sails givfts mor- 
gages ore any other entangelmentes whatsoever & the 
same shall warrent & by thes presents for ever defend 
against any claime or demand from any person ore per- 
sons whatsoever layinge any just claime therunto with 
a warrente to defend ye same against any intrest property 
claime ore demand from me the abovesd Samll Bayles 
my heirs excecutors adminesstrators or assignes for ever 
in confirmation of all & every the above bargined & 
granted premises I ye sd Samuell Bayles doe bind my 



64 Records of the Town of 

self as abovesd by settinge to my hand & aflBxeing my 
seall this 18 day of November in ye 11th year of His 
Majsts reigne & ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1699 
Signed sealld & delHvered Samuell Bayles O 

in presence of 
Benjamin Thirston 
Saml Ruscoe 

Page S04 
Memorandam that on the 18th day of November in 
the 11 yeare of His Majesties reigne & in the yeare of 
our Lord Christ 1699 then appered before Daniell Whit- 
head one of His Majesties Justices for the keepinge of 
the peace for Queens County the above named Samll 
Bayles & did acknowledg the abovesd deed to be his 
ffree & vollontary act & deed 

Danll Whithead 

A trew copp of the deed on the other sid with the 
acknowledgeing therof pr 

Sam^' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 305 
This Indenture mad the twelfth day of December in 
the twelfth yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thowsand and seven hundred 
betwixt William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County on 
the Island of Nassau yeoman of th one party & John 
Carpenter of the same Town Island & County on the 
other partt yeoman wittneseth that the aforsd William 
Creed for severall good reasons & casses him therunto 
moveinge butt more easspeatily for a vallewable sattis- 
faction to him in hand paid by the abovesd John Car- 
penter ye receipt wherof he doath herby own & before 
ye enseallinge & dellivery of thes presentes doath acknowl- 
edge himself to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed 
and paid & therof & therfrom doath exonoratt acquitt & 
discharge the abovesd John Carpenter his heires & as- 
signes of & from any further claim ore demand for any 



Jamaica, Long Island 65 

partt ore parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted 
allinated releast enfeoft quitte claimd made over and 
sold and by thes presentes doath acknowledg to have for 
himself his heires excecuts & adminestratores fully & 
absolutly giveen granted covenanted allinated bargined 
releast quitt claimd enfeoft made over & sould unto the 
abovesd John Carpenter his heires excecutores adminess- 
tratores & assignes a certaine devition ore lotte of land 
sittuatt lyeinge & beinge in ye hill devition belongeinge 
to Jamaica aforsd formorly laid out to ye widow Daves 
latte of Jamaica abovesd lyeinge in number sixty one 
beinge a ten acer right as it was layd out more ore less 
bounded with George Wollsey on the east and Mr. Whitt- 
head on the west runinge parrellell with ye rest of ye 
lottes in that rainge with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standinge ore lyeinge beinge upon the same ore 
in any wais to ye same appertaininge together with all 
& singuler the prevelidges profites & benifites therunto 
belongeinge the same to hold ockepy poses & injoye for 
ever & the same to & remaine to ye only sole proper 
use benifitt & behouf of him ye sd John Carpenter his 
heires & assignes free & clerly discharged of & from all 
formor sales morgages ore any other entanglements 
what ever & the same shall warrent & by thes presents 
for ever defend against any claime or claimes from any 
person or persons layeinge any just claime therto with 
a warrente to defend the same against any intrest proporty 
claime from me the abovesd William Creed my heires 
excecutores & adminestrators for ever in confirmation 
wherof the sd William Creed doath bind himself his heirs 
excecutors and adminestrators by thes presents firmly 
sealled with his seall & dated the day & yeare first above 
written 

Signed seald & delivered Will Creed O 

in presence of 
Daniell Smith 
Samll Ruscoe 



66 Records of the Town of 

Memorandam that on 12 day of December in 12th 
yeare of His Majsts reigne 1700 then apered befor Nieolos 
Everritt Esqr one of His Majsts Justices ior the keepinge 
of ye peece ye within named William Creed & did ack- 
nowledg this ded to be his fre & vollontary act & deed 

Nicolas Everitte- 
A trew coppy 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 306 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume I Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Longe Island allias Nassau planter sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I ye sd Nehemiah Smith for sundrey 
good casses & considerations me therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatily from my great effectione to my 
lovinge cussen John Carpenter of the same Towne Island 
& County as abovesd doe by thes presents doe fully 
clerly & absolutly give grant allinatt enfeof & confirme 
to him the sd John Carpenter all that a certaine tract ore 
parcell of upland lyeinge & beinge within the boundes 
of Jamaica aforsd in the east devition on the east sid 
of the Little Plane Rune containinge sixeten acers be the 
same more ore less as it was layd out beinge butted & 
bounded as followeth viz by the land that was Samll 
Dentons desesed north ward south by the land that was 
Abell Gales now Benjamin Coes eastward by Fosters 
Meadow River & on the west by the Little Plan Runne 
which sd sixten acers of upland soe bounded & exsprest 
with all timbers trees woods under woods & all improve- 
ments prevelidges heredittementes & appurtenances 
therunto belongeinge ore in any wais appertaininge I 
the aforsd Nehemiah Smith have giveen granted allinated 
enfeoft & confirmd & doe by thes presentes clerly fuly 
& absolutly give grant allinat enfeof & confirme from me 
my heires & unto him ye sd Jn" Carpenter to have & 
to hold ye sd pece of upland & every partt & parcell therof 
to him ye sd Jo° Carpenter his heirs & assignes for ever 
& the sd Nehemiah Smith by thes presents doe warrent 



Jamaica, Long Island 67 

& ye same shall defend from any person ore persons claim- 
ing or to clame by from or under me for ever in teste- 
nioney wherof I the sd Nehemiah Smith have herunto 
sett to my hand & fixed my seall this two & twentieth 
day of Febraury & in the yeare of our Lord one thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty & nine & seven hundred & in ye 12 
yeare of ye reigne of our Soveraigne Lord William ye 
Third of England Scottland France & Irland Kinge 
Defender of ye Faith &c. 

Signd seald and delliverd Nehemiah Smith O 

in presence of 
John Hubert 
Samuell Smith 

Memorandam that on the twenty seventh day of Sep- 
tember one thowsand and seven hundred apered befor 
me Mr. Daniell Whithead one of His Majesties Justices 
for keepinge of ye peace within Queens County asigned 
the above named Nehemiah Smith & acknowledged the 
within written to be his free & vol ontary act & deed 

Testa Daniell Whitthead 
A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 307 

To all Christian peopell to whome these presents shall 
cume Daniell Whitthead Esqre belonginge to Queens 
County sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the sd 
Daniell Whitthead abovesd doe for severall good resons 
& casses mee therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for the naturall love and affection that I doe beare unto 
my well beloved brother David Whitthead belongeinge 
to the county abovesd doe give and grant unto my aforesd 
brother David Whitthead a sartain pece ore parcell of 
upland lyeinge & beinge in the boundes of Jamaica in 
the east devition bounded as followeth east by Hmptd 
line south by Capt" Thomas Okley & west by the Little 
Plaines ore Plaine Hollow north by Daniell Smith all 
which pece or parcell of land as above bounded & exprest 



68 Records of the Town of 

I the abovesd Daniell Whithead doe as abovesd give & 
grant unto my abovsd brother for & deuringe his natural! 
life the same to ockepy and injoy for ever and clerly 
discharged from any claims from me or my heirs excecu- 
tors or adminesstrators or any other person or persons 
deuring his naturall lif & no longer 
Signed sealed & delivered Daniell Whitthed 

in presence of his seall O 

Nathaniell Denton & 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of the origenall 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 308 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presentes shall 
cume Johanas Hollshart of Gravesend in Kinges County 
in the Island of Nassau sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abovesd Johanos Hollshartt for severall 
good resons & casses mee therunto moveinge but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to me allredy 
in hand paid by Ram Dorlant of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassau abovesd ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby own and before the enseallinge & delivery 
of thes presents doe acknowledge my self to be therwith 
fully contented satisfyed and paid & therof & therfrom 
doe for ever exonoratt acquitt & discharge the abovesd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes of & ffrom any further claime or demand for 
any partt or parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releast enfeofed bargined made over 
and sould and by thes presents doe acknowledg to have 
from mee my heires excecutors & adminesstrators fully 
and absoelutly giveen granted allinated enfeofed releast 
bargined made over & sould unto the abovesd Ram 
Dorlant his heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes 
all ye rest of ye that is yeat unsould before this con- 
vaience that did belonge to me the sd Johanos Hollshartt 
in the boundes & limetes of Jamaica abovesd as it is 
herafter bounded & exsprest beinge bounded by a blake 
oake tree standinge by the haw tree path & soe allonge 



Jamaica, Long Island 69 

the sd path to a blak oake saplinge & then to a whitte 
oake tree standinge by the way that leads towards 
Garrett Lubberttsons and from thence with a direct line 
allonge by the aforsd Garrett Luberttsons lott to a wall- 
nutt saplinge & from thence to ye abovesd blake oak tree 
first mentioned all which abovesd pece of land together 
with all howesinge timbers trees woods under woods 
standinge or lyeinge beinge upon or belongeinge therunto 
with with all the right title intrest proporty claim or 
demand in or unto the same with all prevelidges proffites 
& benifits therunto belongeinge together with one acer 
right in the Comons I ye abovesd Johanos Holshartt 
have as abovesd sould to ye aforsd Ram Dorlant his 
heires excecutors adminesstrators & assigns the same & 
every partt & parcell therof to have and to hold ockepy 
poses & in joy for ever & the same to be & remaine to 
the only propor use benifitt & behoufe of him ye sd Ram 
Dorlant heirs & asigns fre & clerly discharged of & from 
all formor sails givftes morgages or any other entangell- 
ments what soever & the same shall warrent and by thes 
presents for ever defend against any claim or claims 

Page 309 
from any person or persons layeinge any just claim with a 
warrentee to defend the same against any intrest proporty 
claime or demand from mee the sd Johanes Holshartt my 
heires excecutors & adminestrators for ever in confirma- 
tion wherof I doe bind my self as abovesd by thes presents 
firmly sealled with my seall & datted this sixetenth day 
of December in the thirtenth yeare of His Majesties 
reigne & in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
seven hundred and one 

Signed sealled and dellivered Johanes Hollshartt O 
in presence of 

William Ruscoe & A treew coppy of the origonall 

Samll Ruscoe pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clark 

This Indentuer made this sixth day of Apprill & in 
the twelth year of His Majesties reigne & in the year 



70 Records of the Town of 

of our Lord Christ one thowsand & seven hundred 
betwen Cap*" George Wollsey of Jamaica in Queens 
County & one Nassau Island & in ye Province of New- 
York of the one party & Nicollos Everritt of the abovesd 
Town Island & County of the other party wittneseth 
that I the abovesd George Wollsey for severrall good 
reasons & casses considerrations therunto 'moveinge 
but more easspeatily for the sume of fourten poundes to 
me in hand paid befor the enseallinge & dellivery of the 
presents by the abovesd Nicollos Everritt the receipt 
wherof I doe own & acknowledge and I doe for ever own 
my self to be therwith sattisfyed and paid & I doe for 
ever exonorratt & discharge the abovesd Nicollos Everritt 
his heires excecutos & adminesstrators all & every of 
them from any partt or parcell therof have giveen granted 
covenanted allinatted quitte claimd sold & made over 
unto ye abovesd Nicollos Everritte his heires excecutos 
adminestrators & assignes a certaine pece or parcell of 
upland sittuatt lying & beinge in the boundes of Jamaica 
aforsd butted & bounded as followeth that is to say east 
by,Samuell Mesenger & west by by the land of Samuell 
Mills & south by the Highwaye & north by John Ludlam 
all which land as above bounded & exsprest beinge the 
hill devition did belonge to my father George Wollsey 
latt of Jamaica deseast containinge about ten acers more 
ore less as it was layd out with all prevelidges & apur- 
tenses therunto belongeinge together with all timbers 
trees woods under woods whether standinge or lyeinge 

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beinge in any wais appertaineinge to the same I the 
abovesd George Wollsey doe own & acknowledg to have 
sould as aforsd from mee my heires excecutors adminestra- 
tores unto the abovesd Nicolos Eaverritt his heires ex- 
cecutors adminesstratores & assignes the same with every 
part & parcell therof to be & remaine to ye only pro- 
por use benifitt & behoufF of him the sd Nicolos Everritt 
his heires excecutrs adminesstratores or assignes to have 
& to hold for ever & the same to defend against any further 
claime or demand from me my heirs excecs & administrats 



Jamaica, Long Island 71 

for ever with a warrentee to defend the same against 
any givfts sails morgage or any intanglement what 
soever in confirmation of the premises above written I 
have bound my self my heires excecutors & adminestratos 
by settinge to my hand & fixeinge my seall ye day & 
datt above written 

Signed seald and dellivered George Wollsey O 

in presence of Abigail Mills 
Abegaill X Mills 

her mark 
Zachariah Mills . 

Jamaica September ye 19th 1700 

Appered befor John Coe one of His Majsts Justices 
of the Peace for Queens County Cap*" George Wollsey 
of Jamaica & did acknowledge this above written deed 
to be his free and voUontary act & deed 

John Coe — Justice 
A trew copy 

Pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

This Indenture made this twenty second day of Feb- 
rauary & in the first yeare of ye reigne of our Sovorraigne 
Lady Anne by the grace of God of England Queen &c 
and in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand seven 
hundred & two or three and betwen Daniell Messenger 
of Norwalk in the County of Fairefeld in New England 
of the one party and Nicolos Everritt of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nassau Island in the Province of 
NewYorke of the other party wittnesseth that ye abovesd 
Daniell Messenger for and in considerration of a vallew- 
able sum of currant money of NewYork to him in hand 
paid by the abovesd Nicolos Everett Everrett before 

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the enseallinge ore delivery of theas presentes the receipt 
wherof he doath herby own & acknowledge himself to be 
therwith sattisfyed and paid & therof and thearfrom 
doath for ever exonorratt acquitt and discharge the 
abovesd Nicolosse Everrett his heires excecutores & ad- 



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minesstratores all & every of them from any part ore 
parcell therof have givene granted enfeoft releast quitt 
claimd sold and made over & by thes presentes freely 
clerly & absolutly give grant enfeof releas quitte claime 
sell and make over to ye abovesd Nicoloss Everrett his 
heires ore assignes for ever a certaine pece ore parcell of 
upland sittuatte lyeinge & beinge in the boundes of Ja- 
maica aforsd beinge in a devition comonly called the hill 
devition containinge two acers & half as it was layd out be 
it more ore less butted & bounded as followeth that is to 
say east by the land which was layd out to William Whitt 
& west by the land which was layd out to George Wollsey 
latt of Jamaica deseast & north by John Ludlams land 
& south by the highwaye all which land as above bounded 
& exsprest together with all ye estatte right title proporty 
claime & demand with all the prevelidges appurtenances 
heredittements to the same belongeinge or in any manor 
of wais appertaininge with all & singuler ye fence timbers 
trees woods under woods whether standinge ore lyeinge 
ore appertaininge to ye same and the abovesd Daniell 
Messenger doath for himself his heires excecutors & 
adminesstrators covenant & agree to & with the abovesd 
Nicolos Everrett his heires excecutos & adminestrators 
that they may now & at all times for ever hrafter have 
hold ockepy poses & in joy ye above recited land & prem- 
isses free & clerly discharged of & from all formore givfts 
sales morgages dowers intailes judgments excecutions 
revertions remainders ore any other incumbrances what- 
soever had made ore comitted at any time or times before 
ye enseallinge or delivery of thes presents with a war- 
rente to defend ye same against any person or persons 
lawfuly claiminge ye same in testymony & confirmation 
of ye premises ye abovesd Daniell Messenger hath sett 
to his hand & affixed his seall this day & datt abovesd 
Signed & dellivered Daniell Messenger O 

in presence of 
Martha X Mills A trew coppy pr 

her mark Samll Ruscoe 

Zacha Milles Clarke 



Jamaica, Long Island 73 

Page 312 
Jamaica the 4th Aprill 1704 

At a Town meeting of the freeholders & inhabitants 
of the said Town 

present Edw^ Burrowes Esq"^ ] 

Jn° Smith Esq"" \ Justices 

Jonath. Whitehead Esq"" J 
voted by the majority of the sd freeholders & inhabitants 
that Zachariah Mills shall be clerke of this Town in the 
roome of Sam'' Ruscoe dismisst and that all the books 
& papers belonging to the said Town shall be delivered 
to the said Zachariah Mills he giveing a receipt for the 
same to Justice Burrowes & Justice John Smith for the 
use of ye Town & that this vote shall be enterd in the 
Town book by the clerke of the peace of this county 
Enterd ye 4th Aprill 1704 

pr S. C LEWES Cle-pa^ 

At ye same Town Meeting it was voted by ye majority 
of ye sd freeholders that Nathaniell Denton was chosen 
supervizer for ye year insuing for to meet with ye other 
supervizers of this County and also John Everit and 
John Mofort was chosen assesers for ye for ye year in- 
suing and Daniell Deane colecter for ye year insuing — 

And at ye same Town Meeting it was voted by ye 
majority of vots of ye freeholders as aforsd that Nicolas 
Everitt John Rodes Anthon.y Waters & Thomas Booras 
should be trustees for ye insuing year and that ye said 
trustees are to audite what arears are due to Samuell 
Ruscoe late clerk of this Town and that ye same shall be 
paid out of ye next Town rate 

Entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

Page 313 
Jamaica ye 22d February 1704 

At a Town Meeting of ye freeholders & inhabitants of 
said Town 



74 Records of the Town of 

present Joseph Smith Esq"^ 1 

Edward Burro wes Esq"" 1 ^ . 
Jn° Smith Esq'- j '^"^^ic^s 

Jonathan Whitehead Esq' j 
It was voted by 'ye majority of ye sd freeholders that 
Justice Jonathan Whitehead & Benjamin Thurston shall 
have liberty to set up a fulling mill upon ye streame 
commonly called ye Plaine Run in ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforsd on ye terms & conditions herafter mentioned that 
is to say that ye sd Jonathan Whitehead and Benjamin 
Thurston shall be obliged both them & their heirs & 
assignes to full all sorts of cloth & press & winter ye same 
for three pence pr yard and to full for ye sd Towns peple 
before other Towns people and also to procure a stripe 
of land two rods broad in some convenient place between 
ye land of Joseph Coe & Waitt Smiths land for a highway 
for ye use of ye sd Town for ever to pass & repass from 
Freemans path to ye Plain Run afor mentioned 

Enterd pr Zach Mills 

Cle— 

Sam'' Clows Justice Jno. Smith Peter White Isaac 
Lenoir Jonas Wood Jno. Wolsy Jonathan Deine Capt 
George Wolsy Samll Baylis Nathaniell Denton doth 
protest against ye abovesd vote and is enterd accordingly 

pr. Zach Mills 

Cle— 

At ye same Towne Meeting it was voted & concluded 
by ye freeholders as aforsd that ye people of Newtown 
shall have liberty to pass and repass with hay & cart or 
any other ways to their medow through ye highway be- 
tween ye bounds of Jamaica & Flatbush bounds provided 
they will remove ye way which runeth along through ye 
land of John Everritt and that ye inhabitants of ye sd 
Town of Jamaica shall not be hinderd from hanging of 
gates in sd way if ocasion should be 

Entered pr. Zach Mills 

Cler 



Jamaica, Long Island 75 

Page 31J^ 
Jamaica Aprill ye 3d 1705 

Att a Towne Meeting held at Jamaica aforsd by ye 
freeholders of ye Towne aforsd 

present Joseph Smith Esqr 1 

John Smith Esqr \ Justices 

Jonathan Whitehead Esqr J 
voted and concluded by ye majority of ye freeholders 
asembled as aforsd that Capt Thomas Okeley shall be 
constable and colector for ye year insuing 

At ye same Towne meeting it was voted and con- 
cluded by ye majority of ye freeholders as aforsd that 
Theadoras Polhemas and William Smith shall be asesors 
for ye year insuing 

At ye same Towne meeting it was voted and concluded 
by ye freeholders as aforsd that Zachariah Mills shall 
be supervizer for ye year insuing 

At ye same Towne Meeting it was voted and con- 
cluded by ye freeholders as aforsd that Capt George 
Wolsy, Lt. Benjamin Thurston Daniell Smith senior & 
Jonathan Waters be trustees for ye year insuing 

Entered pr Zach Mills 

Towne Cler 

Jamaica Aprill ye thirtenth Ano Do 1705 
At a Towne Meeting held at Jamaica by ye freeholders 
of ye sd Towne 

present Joseph Smith Esqr \ 

Jonathan Whitehead Esqr. j> Justices 
Jno Smith Esqr j 

voted and concluded by ye majority of ye freeholders 
asembled as aforsd that all ye common medow of ye 
Town aforsd as it now lyeth and all ye common land 
which is allowd for common land by ye Towne records 
shall remaine as comons for ye use of ye Town that is 
to say for ye use of ye propriators of sd land and medow 
their heirs and asignes for ever Issaac Lenoir Samuell 
Mills and Charles Williamson doth protest against this 
Towne vote 



76 Records of the Town of 

Page 315 

At ye same Towne Meeting it was voted and con- 
cluded as aforsd that Justice Jno Smith Capt George 
Wolsy Jno Oke Nathaniell Denton are impowered and 
athorised to eject any person or persons that hath in- 
croached or fensed in any of ye comon land or medow as 
aforsd from of y^ sd land and that ye Towne shall pay 
them their reasonable charge and expens for ye same 

At ye same Towne Meeting it was voted and con- 
cluded by ye majority of ye freeholders as aforsd that 
Jonathan Deane Peter Whitt Jno. Oke Capt Jno. Car- 
penter Benjamin Thurston Nathaniell Denton Samuell 
Bayles Jno. Rodes Richard Oldfield or any three of them 
shall make inspection into what lands or medow any 
person or persons hath taken in or fensed of ye commons 
or undevided land belonging to ye sd Towne and mak 
report of ye same to ye Towne aforsd 

At ye same Towne Meeting it was voted and concluded 
as aforesd that all persone or persons what ever shall be 
prohibited from cuting or destroying any part of grown 
timber or wood on ye common land for ye space of three 
years next after ye date herof on ye penalty of on shilling 
for each tree excepting onely that land which lyethe be- 
tween ye Old Towne Neck and Justice Whitthead's mill 

Thomas Smith cordewiner Isaac Lenoir Samuell Mills 
Junr doth protest against ye vote last mentioned 

Entered as Towne votes pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

March ye 5th 1705 

At a Towne Meeting of ye freholders of ye sd Towne 

present Joseph Smith Esqr 1 

Jonat" Whitthead Esqr \ Justices 

Jno. Smith Esqr J 

voted by ye majority of ye freholders aforsd that at 
ye request of Samuell Denton he shall have liberty to 
set up a good sufitent pound on his owne land near his 
owne house adjoyning to ye contry roade ye sd pound is 
to be sixty foot in lengh and fourty foot in breadth and 



Jamaica, Long Island 77 

mak a parttion in ye same he receiving ye fees which 
hath bene acostomary for ye space of seven years next 
after ye date herof and ye same to be erected within 
one month after ye date herof 

Entered pr Zach Mills 

Clerk 

Page 316 
This Indenture made this eleventh day of June and 
in ye fourth year of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 
and Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and five and betweene Samuell Mills of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nassau Island in ye Province of 
New York yeoman of ye one party and Hope Mills of ye 
same place of ye other party witnesseth that ye abovesd 
Samuell Mills for and in consideration of ye sum of 
twenty pounds corant mony of New York to him in hand 
paid by ye abovesd Hope Mills at or before ye insealing 
or delivery of thes presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowledg himselfe to be there- 
with satisfyed content and paid and thereof and there- 
from doe for ever exonerate aquit and discharge ye abovesd 
Hope Mills his heirs exec*^ admists all and every of them 
from every part and parsill therof have given granted 
enfeoft released confirmed ashured quit claimd sould and 
made over and doe by these presents freely clearly and 
absolutely give grant enfeof releass confirm ashure quit 
claime sell and make over unto ye abovesd Hope Mills 
his heirs and asignes for ever a certaine pece or parsill of 
upland in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd being in a devi- 
tion comonly called ye midle devition being laid out for 
fiveteene acres be it more or less buted and bounded as 
foUoweth that is to say east by ye Plaine Run and west 
by a way called Freeman's path and south by ye land of 
Joseph Coe and north by ye land of Nathaniell Denton 
and also a certain parsill of medow land lying in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd at a neck comonly called ye further 



78 Records of the Town of 

East Neck bounded as followeth that is to say east by a 
certain pond which parts ye sd lot from ye medow of 
Joseph Oldfield and west part ye medow which did belong 
to Robert Ashman leat of Jamaica desest and part by 
ye medow of William Ludlum north partly by ye medow 
of John Ludlum and part by ye medow of Joseph Ludlum 
and part by ye bog that is to say one equil halfe of sd lott 
of midow land as above bounded and exprest begining 
at ye west side of ye sd lott together with* all and singuler 
ye priveliges apurtinanses heriditements emoliments to 
ye sd halfe lott of medow land and lott of upland belong- 
ing or any manor of ways pertaining exepting ye unde- 
vided right or privelige of two acres and halfe of sd medow 
that doth belong or shall arise from ye privelege of two 
acres and halfe of medow without ye bounds of sd further 
east neck aforesd to him ye sd Hope Mills his heirs and 
asignes to have and to hould for ever and ye same shall 
and may both now and all times for ever hereafter ocepy 
posess and in joy ye above recited land and granted prem- 
ises as his or their owne land of inheritanc in fee simple 
and also that ye sd Samuell Mills had at ye time of ye 
insealing and delivery of thes presents full power and law- 
full athority to sell and dispose of ye same in maner and 
form as aforesd freely and clearly discharged of and from 
all former gifts sales morgages do wry s intallys judgment 
execution revertion remainders or any other title or in- 
cumbrans what ever had made or comited at any time or 
times before ye insealing or delivery of these presents 
with a warrantee to defend ye same against any person 
or persons laying any just claime to ye same and also 
to seal and deliver other or former deed or conveians 
for ye premises as ye sd Hope Mills shall be advised or 
procure to be drawne by his counsill learned in ye law 
for ye space of seven years next after ye date of thes pres- 
ents in testamony whereof ye abovesd Samuell Mills 
hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day and 
yeare first above mentioned 

Samuell X Mills O 
his mark 



Jamaica, Long Island 79 

Signed sealed parted and delivered 

in presents of 

Joseph X Ludlum A trew coppy of ye orignall 

his mark deed entered pr 

Zach Mills Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 317 

Jamaica Aprill ye 2d 1706 

Att a Towne Meeting of ye freeholders of ye said 
Towne 

present Joseph Smith Esqr 1 

Jno. Smith Esqr, j- Justices 

Jonat" Whitehead Esqr. J 

voted by ye majority of ye freeholders aforsd that Peter 
White shall be constable for ye ensuing year — 

Further voted as aforesd that Gairt Chapon and' 
Samuell Smith of ye plaine shall be assesers for ye yeare 
ensuing 

Further voted as aforsd that Jonathand Deane shall 
be colecter for ye yeare ensuing 

Further voted as aforsd that Zachariah Mills shall be 
supervizer for ye yeare ensuing 

Further voted as aforsd that Dow Ditmay Thomas 
Bouras John Everitt & John Rodes shall be Townsmen 
for yeare ensuing 

Voted and concluded by ye majority of ye freeholders 
aforsd that Justice Jno. Smith and Mr. Thomas Cardale 
goe downe to His Exelency for to represent to His Lord- 
ship ye right that this Towne hath to ye fishry of and in 
ye creeks broken marshes or bay within ye bounds of ye 
patent of ye sd Towne for ye preventing of strangers 
for coming to fish there 

Further voted as aforsd that Thomas Bouras shall 
have liberty for to stope up ye higheway that runeth 
between his land he leaving out as larger high way from 
of ye south side of his land in ye roome therof — 

Further voted as aforsd that at ye request of Peter 
White that Nathaniell Denton Samuell Smith & Jno. 
Everitt doe examin if ye said Peter White hath his full 



80 Records of the Town of 

proportion of land in ye east devition and lay out to him 
as much as it falls short in some other convenient place 
in ye undevided lands of sd Towne at their descretion 

Enterd pr 

, Zach Mills 

Clerk 
Page 318 

This Indenture made this eleventh day of January and 
in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
five-six and betweene Timothy Wood of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nassau Island in ye Provins of New York 
cordwiner of ye one part and Timothy Mills of ye same 
place yeoman of ye other party witnesseth that ye abovsd 
Timothy Wood for and in consideration of ye sum of 
ye sum of twenty pounds curant mony of New York to 
him in hand paid by ye abovsd Timothy Mills at or be- 
fore ye ensealing or delivery of these presents ye receipt 
he doth herby owne and doth acknowledg himself to be 
therwith satisfyd content and paid and thereof and 
therefrom doe for ever exoniratt aquit & discharg ye 
abovsd Timothy Mills his heirs exce" admit^ all & every 
of them from every part or parsill thereof have given 
granted enfeofed released confirmed ashured quited 
claimed sold and made over and by these presents freely 
clearly and absolutly give grant enfeofe releas confirm 
ashure quit claim sell and make over unto ye abovesd 
Timothy Mills his heirs & asignes for ever all that a 
pece or parsill of medo land situat lying and being in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd buted and bounded as 
followeth that is to say east by ye medow of Justice 
John Smith and west by ye land of John Ludlum and 
south by ye bay and north by ye Hand containing five 
acres be ye same more or less with all and singuler ye proft 

previledes apurtinances heriditaments emoli- 

ments to ye same belonging or any maner of wais aper- 
taining ye privelege of comanage or undevided land only 



Jamaica, Long Island 



81 



exepted to him ye sd Timothy Mills his heirs & asignes to 
have and to hold for ever and ye same to be and remaine 
to ye only proper use benifitt & behoof of him ye sd 
Timothy Mills his heirs and asignes for ever and ye sd 
Timothy Wood doth further covenant promise & agree 
to and ye sd Timothy Mills his heirs and asignes that 
he or they may both now and at all times for ever here- 
after have hold ocopy posess & in joy ye above recited 
medow land and premises as his or their owne right of 
inheritance in fee simple and that ye sd Timothy Wood 
had at ye same time of ye ensealing and delivery of thes 
presents full power and lawfull authority to sell and dis- 
pose of ye same in maner and forme as aforsd freely 
and clearly discharged of and from all maner of gifts 
sales morgages dowerys intailys judgments executions 
extents remitions remainders or any other title or in- 
cumbrans whatever had made or comitted at any time or 
times before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents 

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— with a warrantee to defend ye same against any person 
or persons laying any just claime to ye same and alsoe 
to seall and deliver any other or a firmer deed or con- 
veiens for ye premiss as ye said Timothy Mills his heirs 
or asignys or either of them shall be advised or procure 
to be drawne by his or their counsill learned in ye law 
for ye space of seven years next after ye date hereof in 
testemony whereof ye abovsd Timothy Wood hath 
hereunto set his hand and afixed his seall ye day and yeare 
first above 

Signed sealed and delivered Timothy Wood O 

in presens of 

Thomas Waters A true coppy of ye orig- 

Zach Mills nail deed entered and com- 

pared pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 



This Indenture made this eleventh day of January in 
ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 



82 Records of the Town of 

& three & four between William Ludlam of Jamaica in 
Queens County on ye Hand Nassau yeoman on ye one 
part & Timothy Mills of ye same Towne County &c. 
yeoman on ye other part witnesseth that ye sd William 
Ludlam for and in considderation of a valuable sum of 
twenty & seven pounds corant mony of N. York to him 
in hand paid by ye Timothy Mills at and before ye en- 
sealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby acknowledg & himself to be therewith 
fully satisfyed contented & paid & therof & of every 
part and parsill he doth for ever aquit & discharge ye sd 
Timothy Mills his heirs & asignes by these presents hath 
given granted bargined & sold enfeofed released & con- 
firmed and by these presents doth freelj^ clearly & abso- 
louty give grant bargin & sell enfeofe release & confirme 
to him ye sd Timothy Mills his heirs and asignes for ever 
all that a certain tract pece or parsill of upland situate 
lying & being within ye bounds & Towneship of Jamaica 
aforsd at a place comanly called Springfield containing 
by estemation thirteene acres and halfe be ye same more 
or less as it was laid outt being buted and bounded as 
followeth viz on ye north by a lot of land in ye tenure 
of Peter White on the east by Hempsted bounds on ye 
south by another lot of land in ye teneur of sd Peter 
White & on the west by an high way going downe to ye 
further East Neck together with all & singuler ye timber 
trees wood under wood lying or standing thereon & all ye 

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heriditaments prevelidges & appurtinanses thereunto 
belonging or in any ways appertaining and all ye estatt 
right title intrest claime posesion & demand of him ye sd 
William Ludlam in & to ye primisis or in & to any part 
or parsill thereof to have & to hold ye above granted 
tract of upland & all & other ye above granted primmisis 
to him ye sd Timothy Mills his heirs & asignes to ye only 
proper use benifitt & behoofe of him ye sd Timothy Mills 
his heirs and asignes for ever and ye sd William Ludlam 
for himself his heirs exec^ admin' doth covenant & agree 
to & with ye sd Timothy Mills y* he ye sd Timothy 



Jamaica, Long Island 83 

Mills his heirs & asignes shall & may now & at all times 
for ever hereafter quiatly & peasably ocopy poses & 
injoy ye above named primises as his & their estatt of 
inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly aquited & dis- 
charged of & from all other and former gifts grants 
bargins sales morgages do wry s entallys judgments execu- 
tions revertions & revertions remainder & remainders 
had made done or comited at any time or times whatever 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents & also 
further to warrant & defend all & every ye above granted 
primmises ag* all & every person or persons lawfully 
claiming ye same by from or under him ye sd William 
Ludlam his heirs exec*^ admins or any other just or lawfull 
claim whatever & also further to give any other or firmer 
deed or conveience for ye primises as ye sd Timothy 
Mills his heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to 
be drawne by his or their counsill learned in ye law in 
testamony whereof ye partys have hereunto set their 
hands & seals ye day & yeare first above written 
Signed sealed & delivered William X Ludlam O 
in presens of his mark 

Jno. Hubberd 
Samll Bayles 

A true coppy of ye orignal deed 
entered & compared pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this second day of Aprill in 
ye fourth yeare of Her Majsts reigne Queene Ann and 
in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred 
and five and between Zachariah Mills of Jamaica in 
Queens County on ye Hand of Nassau and Province of 
New York on ye one part and Isaac Lenoir of ye Towne 
County and Province aforsd of ye other part witnesseth 
that ye abovesd Zachariah Mills for a valluable sum and 
consideration to him in hand paid at or before ye en- 
sealing or delivery of thes presents by ye abovesd Isaac 
Lenoir wherof and wherwith he doth acknowledg himself 



84 Records of the Town of 

fully satisfyed contented & paid & thereof and therefrom 
and from every part and parsill therof doe forever exonir- 
ate aquit and discharg ye abovesd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 

Page 321 
exec* exe^ admin*" by these presents have given granted 
enfeofed released confirmed ashured quit claimd sold and 
made over and doe by thes presents give grant enfeofe 
release confirm ashure quit claime sell and make over 
unto ye abovesd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes for 
ever ye undevided right of comanage which shall arise 
from five acres of medow within ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforsd which five acre right of comanage unto ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and asignes to have and to hold with 
all and singuler ye rights profits priveledges and ap- 
purtinances unto him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs & asignes 
forever without any morgage redemtion up or limatation 
to recall alter or change mak void ye same and ye sd 
Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes shall have hold ocopy 
poses and in joy ye sd five acre righte of comanage with- 
out any hindranc let or molistation or disturbanc of him 
ye sd Zachariah Mills his heirs exec* admin* or any 
person or persons what ever from by or under him ye sd 
Zachariah Mills or them or either of them and ye sd 
Zachariah Mills doth covenant and agree for himself his 
heirs exc* admi* to & with ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 
and asignes that he ye sd Zachariah Mills at ye ensealing 
and delivery of these presents is and standeth, sized of ye 
sd land & primises of a good pure and perfect estatt of 
inheritance in fee simple and hath good power and lawfull 
athoryty to sell and dispose of ye same in maner and 
forme as aforesd and ye sd Zachariah Mills his heirs 
exec* admis doth further covenant & agree to & with ye 
sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes that he or they 
will warrant and for ever defend ye abovsd land & primises 
against all & all maner of persons lawfully claiming ye 
same and also he or they or either of them will seall and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveians for ye abovsd 
land and granted primmises as ye sd Isaac Lenoir his 
heirs or asignes or either of them shall be advised and 



Jamaica, Long Island 85 

procure to be drawne by his or their counsill learned 
in ye law for ye space of seven years next after ye date 
hereof in witness whereof ye abovsd Zachariah Mills 
hath set to his hand and afixed his seall ye day and yeare 
first above mentioned 

Signed sealed and delivered Zach Mills O 

in presens of ^ 

Nathaniel Higbe 
Nathan Smith 

Memorandom March the 28th 1706 ye other side 
named Zachariah Mills came before me Jonathan White- 
head Esq"^ one of Her Majs Justices of ye Peace and 
acknowlidged ye other side instrument to be his voling- 
tary act and deed 

Jonathan Whithead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered and compared 
pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 322 

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of March 
and in ye fiveth year of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Ladey 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland France 
& Ireland Queen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and six and between Samuell Mills of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nassau Hand and in ye Province of New York 
sadeller of ye one part and Nicolas Everitt of ye same 
place of ye other party witnesseth that ye abovsd Samuell 
Mills for and in consideration of ye sum of ye sum of 
fourty pounds corant mony of New York to him in hand 
paid by ye abovsd Nicolas Everitt at or before ye en- 
sealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to 
be therewith satisfyed content & paid & therof & there- 
from doe forever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
Nicolas Eaverritt his heirs exec^ adm^ all & every of them 
from every part and parsill thereof have given granted 



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enfeofed confirmed ashured quit claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly and absolu- 
tely give grant enfeofe confirme ashure quit claime sell & 
make over unto ye abovsd Nicolas Everitt his heirs and 
asignes for ever all that his pece parsill or lot of medow 
lands that is to say ye one half or eaquall moity of a ten 
acre lot of medow as it was laide oute lying & being 
& being in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd at a neck com- 
manly called ye further East Neck and bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say northerly by Hope Mills medow & 
southerly by ye medow of John Ludlum & Joseph Lud- 
lum and westerly by ye bay and easterly by Joseph 
Oldfields medow and ye pond all which land or medow 
land as above bounded & exprest together with all and 
singuler ye preveledges appurtinancs heriditaments emoli- 
ments to ye same belonging or any manner of ways aper- 
taining exepting only ye undevided right of land in ye sd 
Neck and ye right of comans or undevided land in ye 
bounds o^" Jamaica aforsd belonging to ye sd medow to 
him ye sd Nicolas Everitt his heirs & asignes to have and 
to hold for ever and that he ye sd Nicolas Everritt his 
heirs & asignes may both now and at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocopy poses and injoy ye above re- 
cited land & primises as his or their owne land of in- 
heritance in fee simple freely & clearly discharged of & 
from all former gifts sales morgages dowrys intailys 
judgments executions extents remition or remitions 
remainder or remainders or any other title or incumbrans 
whatever had made or comited at any time or times 
before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warantee to defend ye same against person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and also to seal and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveienc for ye prim- 
ises as ye sd Nicolas Everitt his heirs or asines shall be 
advise or procure to be drawne by his or their' counsill 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next after 
ye date of these presents in testamony whereof ye abovsd 
Samuell Mills hath hereunto -set his hand and afixed 



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his seale ye day and yeare abovsd 

Signed sealed & delivered Sam'^ Mills O 

in presents of 
John Mills 
Zach Mills 

Aprill ye 2d 1706 Then appeared before Jonathan 
Whitehead Esq'' one of Her Majs. Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County asigned and did ye above Samuel 
Mills acknowlidge ye abov instrument to be his voling- 
tary act and deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of March 
and in ye fiveth year of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & 
six and betweene John Mills of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nassau Hand in ye Province of N. York yeoman of 
ye one part and Nicolas Everitt of ye same place of ye 
other part witneseth that ye abovesd John Mills for and 
in consideration of ye sum of eight pounds corant money 
of ,NewYork to him in hand paide by ye abovsd Nicolas 
Everitt at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof ye abovsd John Mills doth 
hereby own and doth acknowlidge himselfe to be there- 
with satisfyed content & paid and thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
Nicolas Everitt his heirs exeC admi^ all & every of them 
from every part & parsill thereof have given granted 
enfeofed releast confirmed ashured quited claimd sold 
and made over & doe by these presents frely clearly & 
absolutely give grant enfeofe release confirm ashure 



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quit claime sell and make over unto ye abovsd Nicolas 
Everitt his heirs and asignes for ever all that his pece 
parsill or tract of land situate lying and being in ye 
bounds of Jamaica aforsd in a devition commanly calld 
ye hill devition containing by estamation five acres be 
ye same more or less buted and bounded as followeth 
that is to say east by ye land of Nicolas Everitt aforesd 
and west by ye land of Nicolas Everitt aforesd and south 
by ye high way and north by Flushing bounds all which 
land as above bounded & exprest together with all & 
singuler trees timber trees woods under woods whether 
standing or lying being or any maner of ways appertaining 
to ye same with all & singuler ye priveledges apurtinances 
heriditaments emolliments to ye same belonging with all 
ye estatt right title property interest claim or demand 
to ye same belonging and ye sd John Mills doth further 
covenant and agree for himself his heirs exec* admin^ 
to and with ye sd ye sd Nicolas Everitt his heirs and 
asignes that he or may both now and at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocopy poses and injoy ye above 
recited land 

Look in page 356 for the rest 



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To all Christian people to whonie these presents shall 
come Nathaniell Lynass of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greeting Know yea that I the abovsd Nathaniell 
Lynass for severall good considerations me thereunto 
moving and more esspecially for a valluable sum of monys 
to me in hand payd by William Whitt of Jamaica in ye 
County abovsd or secured to be payd ye receipt whereof 
[ doe hereby acknowlige and for ever aquit exonirate & 
discharg the abovsd William Whitt from any further 
demand for any part or parsill thereof have given granted 
alinated enfeofed bargined and sould and by these presents 
doe acknowlig to have from me my heirs executors ad- 



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minestrators or asigiis given granted alinated enfeofed 
bargined confirmed and sould unto William Whitt abovsd 
his heirs executors adminstrators or asigns a sertain 
parsill or lott of upland containing twelve acres as itt 
was layd out be it more or less lying & being in ye bounds 
and limitts of Jamaica aforesd being bounded on ye 
north by ye path that goeth to Sam ' ^ Smiths lott & on ye 
west by ye land of ye sd Wm Whitt & south by ye Com- 
mans and easterly by ye comans all which parsill or lott 
of land as it is above bounded together with all & singuler 
ye priveleges & apurtinanses thereunto belonging or 
any waies apertaining with all timber trees standing or 
lying being upon ye same I the above sayd Nathaniell 
doe acknowledg to have as abovsd sould from me my 
heirs executors adminestrators or asigns unto ye abovsd 
William Whitt his heirs executors adminestrators or 
asigns the same to have and to hould forever and ye same 
& every part and parsill thereof to be & remain to ye 
only proper use & behofe of him ye sd W™ Whitt his 
heirs executors adminestrators or asigns to ocopy poses 
and injoy as his or their own free land of inheritans 
without leat hindrans or molestation either from me my 
heirs executors adminestrators or asigns or any person 
or persons from by or under me laying any just claim 
therto or any other person foreign invation onely exepted 
and doe warent this my sale good in law free from any 
former sale gifte morgage or any intangillment whatever 
and ye same for ever will warant and defend and further 
ye sd Nath Lynas doth for himself his heirs executers 
adminestrators or asigns covenant & promis to & with 
ye sd Willm Whitt his heirs executors adminestrators 
or asigns that from & after ye day of ye date hereof 
ye same to enter and quiatly to injoy and posess as wit- 
ness my hand and seal this 12 day of March in ye fift 
year of His Majsts reign Ano: 1688/9 
Signed sealed & delivered Nathaniell X Lynass O 
in presents of his mark 

Sam'i Ruscoe Jamerey x Lynass O 

Joseph Browne her mark 



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A true copy of ye orignall 

entered and compared pr me 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

To all Christian people to home these presents may 
consern know yea that William White of Jamaic in Queens 
County on the Island of Nassau in the Collony of New- 
York doth assigne & make over this within deed of sale 
to Henrycos Heiggaman of the same Town County Island 
& Colony as aforesd as a further confirmation of ye sd 
land & primises that is within specif yed as more largly 
apere by a certain deed sale bearing date the seventeenth 
day of November sixtene hundred ninety one that I the 
said William White did give to the said Henrycos Haga- 
man for this indeviduall parsill of land within specifyed 
and other lands & medow together that I sould to him 
the aforesaid Henrycos Hegaman & his heirs for ever 

as may moe largly by the aforesd certain deed sale 

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bearing date the 17th day of November 1691 and I 
the said William White doth signe and make over this 
within mentioned deed from me and my heirs executors 
adminestrators and asignes to the aforesd Henrycos 
Haggaman and his heirs executors adminestrators and 
asignes and that the said Henrycos Haggaman his heirs 
executors adminestrators and asigns may peacably & 
quiatly ocopy posess and injoy all the within mentioned 
premises without any lett hindrans or molestation and 
two their owne proper use benifit and behoofe of him the 
said Henrycos Haggaman his heirs executors adminstra- 
tors and asignes for ever in confirmation hereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and scale this tenth day of August and 
in ye third year of Her Majsts reign Anoqu Dom": 1704 
Signed sealed and delivered William White O 

in presen s o ^ ^^^^ copy of ye orignall 
Thomas Howell . . V. j i 

-„ T^ asignement entered and com- 

RoBT. Read ^^^^^ ^^ 2ach Mills 

Cler 



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This Indenture made this eleventh day of Agaiist in 
ye third yeare of ye reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann 
by ye grace of God of England Scotland France and 
Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c and in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and four 
and betweene Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nassau Hand in ye Province of New- 
York yeoman of ye one party and John Carpinter of ye 
same place yeoman of ye other party witnesseth that ye 
abovesd Nehemiah Smith for severall causes and good 
considerations him thereunto moving but more especially 
for ye sum of sixty pounds corant mony of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye abovesd John Carpinter at or 
before ye insealing or delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlige 
himself therewith satisfyed contented and paide and 
thereof and therefrom doth for ever exonirate aquit and 
discharge ye abovesd John Carpinter his heirs executors 
adminstrators all and every of them from any part or 
parsill thereof have given granted enfeoft releast ashured 
confirmed quit claimed sould and made over unto ye 
abovesd John Carpinter his heirs and asigns for ever a 
certain pece or parsill of upland lying and in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd buted and bounded as followeth that 
is to say east by Freemans path and west by ye mill 
path and south by ye land of Samuell Carpinter and 
north by John Rodses land it being laid out for twenty 
six acres and halfe be it more or less all which land as 
above bounded and exprest together with all and singuler 
ye privileges apurtinanses heriditaments and emoli- 
ments rights title property claime and demand posesion 
of him ye said Nehemiah Smith in and to ye primises 
and in & to every part or parsill thereof to him ye said 
John Carpinter his heirs and asigns for ever to have and to 
hould for ever and ye abovesd Nehemiah Smith doth 
covenant and agree for himself heirs executors admin- 
strators to & with ye abovesd John Carpinter his heirs 
and asignes that they may both now and at all time 
or times for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess and 



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injoy ye above recited land and primises as or their 
owrie proper righte of inheritans in fee simple and that 
ye abovesd Nehemiah Smith had at ye time of insealing 

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and delivery of these presents full power and lawfull 
athority to sell ye above recited land and primises to ye 
sd John Carpinter and lawfully seized of ye same freely 
and clearly discharged of and from any other or former 
deed gift sale morgage grant dowry intaleys judgment 
execution revertion remainder or remainders or any other 
title or incumbrans what ever had made or comited at 
any time or times before ye insealing or delivery of these 
presents with a warantee to defend ye same against any 
person or persons laying any just claime to ye same and 
also to scale and deliver any other or firmer deed or con- 
veianc for ye primises as ye abovesd John Carpinter shall 
be advised or procure to be drawn by ye counsill learned 
in law for ye space of seven years next insuing ye date 
hereof in testamony and confirmation of ye primises ye 
abovesd Nehemiah Smith hath bound himself his heirs 
executors adminstrators all and every of them by seting 
to his hand and afixing his scale ye day and year abovesd 
Signed sealed and delivered Nehemiah X Smith O 
in presents of his mark 

Waitt Smith 
Zach Mills 

December ye 12 1704 Then appeared before me ye 
within mentioned Nehemiah Smith & did acknowlig ye 
above mentioned deede to be his own volingtary act and 

deed 

Joseph Smith Jus. 

A true coppy of ye orignall entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

Know all men by these presents that I Samuell Ruscoe 
of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of Nassau 
doe alinate bargin enfeofe sell & make over & by thes 



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presents doe own to have from me my heirs executors 
adminstrators covenanted allinated releast quit claimed 
and made over unto Zachariah Mills of ye same Towne 
Island & County all my right of boggs lying in Jamaica 
being thirteene acres & a halfe right I say that I ye 
abovesd Samuell Ruscoe have as abovesd sould as aforesd 
unto ye abovesd Zachariah Mills his heirs exec^ adm"^^ & 
asigns the abovesd thirteene acres & a halfe right of boggs 
to have and to hould for ever and ye same shall & will 
for ever warent & defend against any sale gift morgage 
or any incumbranc whatever with a warantee to defend 
ye same against any interest property right & title be- 
longing to me ye said Samuell Ruscoe my heirs executors 
& adm" for ever in witness whereunto I set to my hand 
& scale this thirteenth day of July in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand six hundred ninety & six 
Signed sealed & delivered Sam'^ Ruscoe O 

in presents of 

John Everitt A true coppy of ye orignall 

Gale x Ruscoe entered pr me 

his mark Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 327 

This Indenture made this tenth day of Agaust and 
in ye third yeare of ye reigne our Sovereigne Lady Ann 
by ye grace of God Queene of England Scotland France 
and Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and four 
and betweene Abigaile Whitehead widow and Jonathan 
Whitehead gent — both of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nassau Hand in ye Province of New York of ye one 
party and Waite Smith of ye same place yeoman of ye 
other party witnesseth that ye abovsd Abigaile and Jona- 
than Whitehead for severall causes and considerations 
them therunto but more especially for and in considera- 
tion of ye sum of fifety pounds corant mony of New York 
to them paide by ye abovesd Waite Smith at or before 
ye delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof they doe 
hereby owne and doth for ever exonirate aquit and dis- 



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charge ye abovsd Waite Smith his heirs executors ad- 
minstrators all and every of them-from any part or parsill 
thereof have given granted enfeoft releast ashurd & 
confirmed and doe by these presents fully and absolutly 
give grant enfeofe release ashure & confirm unto ye abovsd 
Waite Smith his heirs and asigns for ever all that pece or 
parsill of upland lying and being in ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforesd in a devition comanly called ye hil divition in 
number fifety nine bounded as followeth that is to say 
east by ye lot that was laide out the widow Davis and 
west by the lot that was laide out to Edward Higbe and 
north by Flushing bounds and south by ye land of John 
Carpinter together with and singuler ye priveliges apur- 
tinancs heriditaments and all ye rites title interest claim 
and demand whatever of them ye sd Abigaile Whitehead 
and Jonathan Whitehead or either of them their or either 
of their heirs executors or adminstrators made unto ye 
abovsd land & primmises in all and to all & every part 
and parsill thereof unto ye abovsd Waite Smith his 
heirs & asigns for ever to hav and to hould ye abovsd 
land & primises unto ye sole proper use benifit and 
behoofe of him ye sd Waite Smith his heirs & asigns for 
ever and further ye abovesd Abigaile Whitehead & 
Jonathan Whitehead doe for themselves their heirs exe- 
cutors adminstrators promis covenant & agree to & with 
ye abovesd Waite Smith his heirs & asigns that that they 
may both now & at at all times forever hereafter have 
hold ocopy poses & injoy ye above recited land & primises 
as his or their right of inheritans and that at ye day & 
date of ye making of this that is rightfully seased of ye 
abovesd land & granted primises and that ye abovsaid 
Abigaile Whitehead & Jonathan Whitehead have full 
power & lawfull athority to sell ye same unto ye abovsd 
Waite Smith his heirs or asigns & that they shall remain 
seized of ye primises of a good & absolute & perfect 
estate of inheritans in fee simple & at ye day of makinge 
hereof & at all times for ever hereafter to remain in free 
& free posesion of ye same free & clearly discharged of & 
from all former gifts sales morgages dowry intallary 



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judgment execution remission remainder or any other 
title or incumbrans whatever had made or comited at 
any time or times before the insealing or dehvery of these 
presents with a warentee to defend ye same against any 
person claiming ye same and also to scale & deliver any 
other or firmer deed or conveians for ye primises as ye 
said Waite Smith shall be advised or procure to be drawn 
by his counsill learned in law for ye space of seven years 
insuing ye date hereof in testamony & confirmation of ye 

primises ye partys abovesd have bound 

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their heirs executors admi'^ all & every of them by set- 
ing to their hands & afixing their scales ye day & yeare 
aforesd 

Signed sealed and delivered Abigaile X Whitehead O 
in presents of her mark 

Obadiah Smith Jonathan Whitehead O 

Anthony Waters 

A true coppy entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

Memorandom that upon ye 9 day of January 1704/5 
then apeared before m Edward Bowras Esqr one of 
Her Majs Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within 
Queens County ye within named Jonathan Whitehead & 
Abigaile Whitehead and did acknowlige ye within writ- 
ten instrument to be their free and volingtary act & 
deede Ed Bowras 

Know all men by these presents that we whose names 
are under written being apointed by ye Town of Jamaica 
at a publick Towne Meeting for to bulk & lay out ye 
boggs of said Town have laide out to ye persons hereafter 
mentioned ye severall parsills of boggs following that is 
to say laide oute to Benjamin Thurstone a 12 acre righte 
laide oute to ye medow of William Foster late of Jamaica 
deseast being laid begining at a certain fens which 
ye sd Benjamin set up for to fens his land on ye south 



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end and soe runing northerly being bounded east by 
ye Plaine Run and west by ye land of ye sd Benjamin 
Thurstone and also a five acre righte to Samuell Barkers 
medow and a ten acre righte to ye medow of Thomas 
Welling and a ten acre righte to John Fosters medow all 
which rights are laid oute on ye north end of ye boggs 
above mentioned as witness our hands this 12th day of 
February 1704 

John Oke 
Wait Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall entered 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

This may sertify all home it may consern that we hose 
names are under ritten have upon the 12 day of February 
in the year 1704/5 bulkt and laid oute a sertaine parsill 
of bogs within the Town of Jamaica lying of each said the 
Little Plaine Run against Benjamin Thurstons land a 
four? acre right and halfe to ye sd Benjamin Thurston 
323/^ akres righte laid oute to Jonathan Whitehead 
against his own lapd and a both sides the river as it 
doth apeare by marked trees next John Oke 123^ acre 
right as it apears by marked trees next Daniell Smith 
Waits son 2 acre right lying upon the west side of the 
Plaine Rune as it apears by marked trees in testamony 
hereof we have set to our hands the day and year above 
written 

Waite Smith 
John Oke 

The boges above laide out to Jonathan Whitehead 
were purchased 25 acre right from Nathaniell Denton 
5 acre right from Zachariah Mills 23^^ acre righte from 
Speageler 

A true coppy of ye orignall 

entered pr Zach Mills 

\ Cler 



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This Indenture made this twenty second day of 
February and in ye first yeare of Her Majs reign and in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& two or three & betweene Daniell Mesinger of Norwalk 
in Fairfield County in ye Colony of Conecticot of ye one 
party & Abraham Lott of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasau Hand in ye Provinc of New York of ye other part 
witnesseth that ye abovesd Daniell Mesinger by & with 
ye consent of Jno. Messinger his brother for and in con- 
sideration of a valluable sum of mony to him in paid 
by ye abovesd Abraham Lott before ye insealeing or 
delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth here- 
by own & acknowligeth himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paid and thereof and therefrom doth for ever 
exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovesd Abraham Lott 
his heirs executors & adminstrators all & every of them 
from any part or parsill thereof have given granted 
enfeoft releast quit claimed sould & made over and 
doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant enfeofe release quit claim sell & make over unto ye 
abovsd Abraham Lott his heirs and asignes for ever a 
certain pece or parsill of upland situate lying and being 
in the bounds of Jamaica aforsd belonging to a devition 
comanly called ye west devition containing five acres as 
it was laid out be it more or less as it was laide buted and 
bound as followeth that is to say east by ye way that 
leades from Jamaica aforesd to ye old Town Neck and 
west by John Okeys land and north by a lot of land laid 
out to John Hanson & south by a lot of land laid out to 
Joseph Thurston late of Jamaica deseasd together with 
all & singuler ye priveliges apurtinanses heriditaments 
to ye same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining 
and all ye estate right title property interest posession 
claime or demand in & to ye primises to ye abovesd 
Abraham Lott his heirs & asignes to ye only proper use 
benifitt & behooff of him ye sd Abraham Lot his heirs & 
asignes for ever & ye sd Daniell Mesinger with ye consent 
of John Mesinger as aforesd for himself his heirs exec" 



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admi" doe hereby covenant to & with ye said Abraham 
Lot his heirs & asigns that they now & at all times for 
ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above 
recited land freely & clearly discharged of & from all 
former gifts sales grants morgages do wry s intaileys judg- 
ments executions revertions remainders or intangel- 
ments what soever had made or comited at any time or 
times before ye insealing or delivery of these presents 
and also to warant and defend ye same against any 
person or persons laying claime to ye same lawfully and 
likewise to scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveians for ye primises as ye sd Abraham shall be ad- 
vised and procure to be drawn by his counsill learned in 
law for ye space of seven years next after ye date hereof in 
testamony and confirmation ye partys abovsd hereunto 
set to their hands and afixed their seals ye day and date 
abovsd 

The words to ye only proper use benifit & behoof of 
him ye sd Abraham Lott his heirs & and asignes 
for ever & ye said Daniell Mesinger with ye consent 
of John Mesinger as aforesd for himself his heirs 
execut"^" admir* doe hereby covenant to & with ye sd 
Abraham Lot his heirs & asigns being inscribed between 
ye 25 & 26 lines & between ye 26 & 27 & 27 & 28 & 28 
& 29 lines are to be recide as here last above mentioned 
Signed sealed & delivered Daniell Mesinger O 

in presents of 

John Oke A true coppy of ye orignall 

Zach Mills deed enterd & compared pr 

Zh> Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made the twenty six day of Aprill in 
ye third yeare of ye reine or our Soverant Lady Anne by 
the grace of God Queene over England Scotland Frans 
and Eyrland Defender of ye Faith and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and four betwene 
Daniell Whitehead of Jamaica in Queens County on the 



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Island Nassau of the one part and Ebanezer Smith of 
ye same plase of the other part witnesseth that ye said 
Daniell Whitehead for and in consideration of a sertain 
sum of good and lawfull mony of NewYork to him in 
hand paide by ye aforsd Ebanezah Smith at & before ye 
insealing and delivery of these presents ye resate wherof 
he doth aknolig and himself to be therewith foully satis- 
fied contened and paid and therof and of every part and 
parsiel therof doe for ever aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
Ebanazer Smith his heirs executors adminstrators from 
any further claime or demand for any part or parsill 
theirof have given granted bargined and sold allinattd 
infeoft released and confirmed and doe by these presents 
give grant bargin and sell aline infefe relese and confirm 
from him his heirs executors adminstrators unto ye sd 
Ebanazer Smith to him his heirs executors administrators 
and asignes for ever all that a sertain mesage tenament 
or dwelling house with ye orchard and lot of land situate 
lying and being within ye Towne of Jamaica aforesd now 
in the tenor ocopetion of one James Laid being buted and 
bounded as followeth east and south by ye high streate 
west by Sammuell Smith north by the land of John Lud- 
1am a small pease of ground within the said lot belonging 
unto John Rodes onely exepted together with all and 
singuler the housis tenaments gardins orchards pastures 
fensis and inclosures rights priveleges heriditaments and 
apurtinanses to the same belonging or in any waise ap- 
ertaing and all ye estate right title claim posesion prop- 
erty and demand of him ye sd Daniell Whitehead unto 
ye primises and in and to every partt or parsill thereof 
to have and to hould ye sd house and lot of land exepting 
what is before exepted with all and every of their apurtin- 
anses unto him ye sd Ebenazer Smith his heirs and asigns 
and to ye onely proper use benifit and behoof of him ye 
sd Ebenezar Smith his heirs executors adminstrators 
and asignes for ever free and clearly discharged of and 
from all former gifts grants morgages jointers intalls 
or any other entangellment what ever with a warante 



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to defend ye same against all persons lawfully claiming ye 
same and ye sd Daniell Whitehead for himself his heirs 
executors adminstrators shall from time to time and at 
all times hereafter during ye space of seven years signe 
and scale any other deed or conveiance for ye beter 
confirming of ye above granted primises unto ye sd 
Ebenezar Smith his heirs and asigns as his or their atorny 
learned in ye law shall advise provided it be at ye corst 
of him ye sd Ebenezar Smith his heirs and asignes in 
testamony hereof ye party to these presents hath set 
to his hand and scale ye daye and yeare first above 
writen 

Signed sealed & delivered Dan'' Whitehead O 

in presents of 
Jno. Hubbard 
Samll Mills 

Memorandam that on ye day and yeare within men- 
tioned ye within specifyed Danll Whitehead appeared 
before me Joseph Esqr one of Her Majs Justices for 
ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County asigned 
& did acknowlige ye within writen conveians to be his 
free & vollingtary act & deed 

Test Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered & com- 
pared pr 

Zach Mills 

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Page 331 

This Indenture made this twenty second day of Feb- 
ruary & in ye third year of ye reign of our Sovereign 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
Franc & Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and 
in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred & four or five and betwene Nathaniell Higbe 
of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasau Hand & in ye 
Provins of New York yeoman of ye one party and Capt 
Jno. Carpinter of ye same place of ye other party wit- 
neseth that ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbe for severall causes 



Jamaica, Long Island 101 

& good considerations him thereunto moveing but more 
especially for and in consideration of ye sum of ten 
pounds corant mony of New York to him in hand paid 
before ye insealing or delivery of these presents by ye 
abovsd John Carpinter ye receipt whereof he doth hereby 
own & doth acknowlige himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paid & thereof & therefrom doth for ever 
exonirate aquit & discharg ye abovsd John Carpinter his 
heirs exec*'^ admin" all and every of them from any part 
or parsill thereof have given granted enfeoft covenanted 
alinated releast quit claimd sould made over & doe 
by these presents freely clearly & absolutely give grant 
enfeofe covenant alinate release quit claime make over & 
sell unto ye abovsd John Carpinter his heirs executors 
administrators or asignes for ever a certain pece or parsill 
of upland situate lying & being in ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforesd being ye whole right or devition called ye hill 
devition which was laide out to seventeen acres & halfe 
of medow buted & bounded as followeth that is to say 
east by ye land laid out to Daniell Whitehead late of 
Jamaica deseast & west by ye land of Samll Smith & 
south by ye high way & north by ye bounds of Flushing 
all which land as above bounded and exprest together 
with all & singuler ye trees timber trees woods under 
woods whether standing or lying being or belonging to 
ye same with all & singuler ye priveliges apurtinanses 
heridittaments emoliments profits benifits posesion claime 
or demand to ye same belonging or any ways apertaining 
to have and to hould ocopy posess & in joy for ever and 
ye same to be & remaine to ye only proper use benifit 
& behoofe of him ye abovsd John Carpinter his heirs & 
asignes for ever free & clearly discharged of & from 
all former gifts sales morgages dowry intalarys judg- 
ments executions revertion remainder or remainders or 
any other title or incombrans what ever had made or 
comited at any time or times before ye insealing or 
delivery of these presents and ye abovsd Nathaniell 
Higbe doth covenant & agree for himself his heirs execu- 
tors admnistrators to & with ye abovsd John Carpinter 



102 Records of the Town of 

his heirs & asigns that they may both now & at all times 
for ever hereafter have hould ocopy posess & in joy ye 
above recited land & primises as his or their own land 
of inheritans in fee simple & ye same will warant and for 
ever defend agt any claime or demand from any per- 
son or persons laying any just claime to ye same & also 
to scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveians 
for ye primmises as ye sd John his heirs or asigns shall be 
advised or procured to be drawn by his or their counsill 
learned in law for ye space of ten years next after ye date 
of these presents in confirmation whereof ye abovsd 
Nathaniell Higbe hath bound himself his heirs executors 
admin"^** by setting to his hand afixed his scale ye day & 
yeare first above mentioned 

Sealed & delivered Nathaniell Higbe O 

in presents of 
Ebene/ar Smith 
Zach Mills 

March ye 2d 1704 

Then apeared before me Joseph Smith Esqr on of 
Her Majs Justices for keeping of ye peace for Queens 
County ye above named Nathaniell Higbe & did acknowlig 
ye above mentioned deed of sale to be his own volingtary 
act and deed 

Test Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entered by 

Zach Mills 

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This Indenture made the eighth day of February in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
three & four between Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nassau Island yeoman on ye one part 
& Daniell Boll of ye same Town County &c aforesd 
cooper on ye other part witnesseth y* ye sd Nehemiah 
Smith for & in consideration of ye valuable sum of five 
pounds & sixteene shillings corant mony of N. York to 



Jamaica, Long Island 103 

him in hand paid by ye sd Daniell Boll at & before ye 
ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby acknowlige & himself to be therwith 
iuWy satisfyed contented & paid & thereof & of every part 
& parsill thereof he doth for ever aquit & discharge ye sd 
Dan ' • Boll his heirs & asigns by these presents hath given 
granted bargined and sold enfeofed releasd & confirmed & 
by these presents doth clearly freely & absolutely give 
grant bargin & sell enfeofe release & confirm to him 
ye sd Daniell Boll his heirs & asignes for ever all y' a 
certaine tract pece or parsill of boggy medow & upland 
adjoyning situat lying & being within ye bounds & Town- 
ship of Jamaica aforesd containing by estimation fuor 
acres be it more or less as it was laid out & now lyeth 
being buted & bounded as followeth northward by a 
small brook or run westward by a causway southward 
by a highway & eastward by a lot of land in ye tenour 
of Samll Smith cordwiner with all ye fensis timber trees 
wood under-wood being lying or standing thereon to- 
gether with all & singuler ye rights priveleges & heridita- 
ments thereunto belonging or in any ways apertaining 
& all ye estate right title interest property claime posesion 
& demand of him ye ^forsd Nehemiah Smith in & to the 
primises & in & to any part or parsill thereof to have 
& to hould ye before recited tract of boggy medow & 
upland & apurtinances to him ye sd Daniell Boll his 
heirs & asignes to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof 
of him ye sd Daniell Boll his heir & asignes for ever & 
ye sd Nehemiah Smith doth for himself his heirs execu- 
tors & admin**'" covenant & agree to & with ye sd Daniell 
Boll y' he ye sd Daniell Boll his heirs & asignes shall & 
may now & at all times for ever hereafter quietly & 
peacably ocopy posess & enjoy all & every the above 
named primises as his & their estate of inheritans in fee 
simple freely & clearly acquited & discharged of & from 
all other & former gifts grants bargins & sales morgages 
do wry s intails judgments executions revertion & rever- 
tions remainder & remainders had made done or comitted 
at any time or times before ye insealing & delivery of 



104 Records of the Town of 

these presents & shall also warrant & defend ye above 
granted primises agt all & every person or persons law- 
full claiming by from or under him ye sd Nehemiah 
Smith his heirs executors or adminstrators or any other 
lawfull claime what ever by these presents & also further 
to give any other or firmer deed or conveians for ye 
primises as ye sd Daniell Boll his heirs or asignes shall 
be advised or procure to be drawn by his or their counsill 
learned in ye law in testamony whereof ye partys to these 
presents have set to their hands & fixed their scales ye 
day & year first above written 

Signed sealed & delivered Nehemiah X Smith O 

in presents of his mark 

Jno, Hubbard 
Samuell Smith 

Memorandom that on ye 9 day of February in ye year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred three & four ye 
above named Nehemiah Smith personally apeared before 
me ye subscriber one of Her Majs Justices for ye keeping 
ye pece within Queens County aforsd & acknowligd 
ye above writen conveians to be his free & volingtary 
act & deed Joseph Smith 

Justice 

A true coppy of ye orignall bill of sale entd 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 333 
This Indenture made this first day of March and in 
ye third yeare of ye reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God Queen of England Scotland France 
& Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & foure and 
betweene Hope Carpinter of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nasau Hand & in ye Provins of New York yeoman 
of ye one party and John Gaile of ye place yeoman of ye 
other party witneseth y* ye abovesd Hope Carpinter 
for severall causes and good considerations him ther- 



Jamaica, Long Island 105 

unto moving but more especially for & in consideration 
of ye sum of seven pounds corant mony of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye abovesd Jno. Gaile at or 
before ye insealing or delivery of these presents ye 
receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and doth aknowlige 
himself satisfyed content & paid and thereof and there- 
from doth for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
John Gaile his heirs exec" admin'^^ all & every of them 
from any part or parsill thereof have given granted enfeoft 
released confirmed ashured quited claimd sould & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly 
give grant enfeefe release and confirm ashure quit claim 
sell & mak over unto ye abovsd John Gaile his heirs & as- 
ignes for ever all that pece of upland lying and being in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd buted & bounded as follow- 
eth that is to say southest by a certain swamp betweene 
ye hither east neck & Long Neck and southwest by ye 
Long Neck fens & northwest by ye way y* leads into ye 
sd Long Neck and north east by ye land of Jonathan and 
Thomas Whitehead containing five acres as it was laid 
oute be it more or less all which parsill or lot of land as 
above bounded & exprest together with all & singuler ye 
priveliges apurtinancs heriditaments and emoliments 
to ye same belonging or any ways apertaining with all 
ye trees timber trees woods under woods whether standing 
or lying or any maner of ways apertaining to ye same ye 
abovsd Hope Carpinter doe acknowlige to have sould as 
aforesd from him his heirs exec" admi" unto ye abovesd 
John Gaile his heirs & asignes to have and to hould for 
ever & ye same & every part & parsill thereof to be & 
remaine to ye onely proper use benifit & behoofe of him 
ye sd John Gaile his heirs and asignes to ocopy poses 
& in joy as his or their owne free land of inheritance in 
fee simple free & clearly discharged of & from any other 
or former gift sale morgage intalary dowry judgment 
execution revertion remainder or remainders or any other 
intangellment what ever had made or comitted any time 
or times before ye sealing or delivery of these presents 
and also that ye abovsd Hope Carpinter had at ye time 



106 Records of the Town of 

of ye sealing of these presents had full power and lawfull 
athoraty to sell ye abovsd land and granted primises 
with a warentee to defend ye same agt any person or 
persons lawfully claiming ye same and also to seale and 
deliver any other or firmer deede or conveians for ye 
primises as ye abovsd Jno. Gaile shall be advised or pro- 
cure to be drawne by his counsill larned in ye law for ye 
space of six years nex after ye date of these presents 
to ye true performans of ye above mentioned primises 
ye above said Hope Carpinter hath bound himself his 
heirs by seting to his hand ye day and date abovsd and 
afixing his seale ye day & deat above mentioned 
Signed sealed and delivered Hope Carpinter O 

in presents of 

Zach Mills A true coppy of ye orignall 

Jonas Wood deede entered and compared 

pr Zach Mills 

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Page 33 J^ 
This Indenture made this third day of March in 
ye third year of Her Majs Queen Ann's reign and in ye 
year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred four 
& five betweene Nathaniell Higbe of Jamaica in Queens 
County on ye Island of Nassau and Provins of New- 
York on ye one part and Issaac Lenoir of ye Town 
County and Provins aforsd on ye other part witneseth 
that ye sd Nathaniell Higbe for a valuable and lawfull 
consideration to me in hand paide at & before ye insealing 
and delivery hereof wherof and wherewith I acknowlige 
myself fully satisfyed contented and paid and thereof 
arid every part and parsill thereof doe fully freely and 
absolutely aquit exonirate and discharge ye said Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and asignes for ever have given granted 
alind bargined sold enfeofed and confirmed and by 
these presents doe give grant alien bargin sell enfeofe and 
confirm unto ye said Issaac Lenoir his hetrs and asigns 
thirteene acres and a half right in ye Litle Plaines in 
Jamaica bounds which said thirteene acres and a half 
right unto ye said Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes to > 



Jamaica, Long Island 107 

have and to hold ye sd thirteene acres and a half right 
with all and singuler ye rights proffits priveleges heridita- 
ments and appurtinansis unto him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his 
heirs & asignes without any morgages or redemtion use 
or limitation to recall alter change or make void ye same 
and ye said Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes for ever 
shall have hold ocoppy posess & enjoy ye sd thirteen 
acres and a half right without any hindrans molestation 
or disturbans of me ye sd Nath" Higbe my heirs execu- 
tors or adm"^^ or any person or persons whatever from by 
or under me them or either of them and ye said Nath'^ 
Higbe doth hereby covenant and agree to and with ye 
sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes that he ye sd Nath- 
aniell Higby att and before ye ensealing and delivery 
hereof is and standeth seized of of ye sd land and prim- 
ises of a good pure and perfect estate of inheritans in 
fee simple and hath good power and lawfull authority to 
sell and dispose of ye same in maner and form afforsd 
and ye sd thirteene acres and a half right I ye said Nath- 
aniell Higbye my heirs and executors and adminstrators 
aquitt all persons and persons whatever unto ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and asignes for ever will defend and I 
doe hereby for my self my heirs exeC^^ and admi" further 
covenant and agree y* at any time or times hereafter 
within ye space of seven years at ye reasonable request 
and at ye cost and charges in ye law of ye sd Isaac Lenoir 
his heirs or asignes shall & will doe make perform enaict 
signe scale and acknowlige such further and lawfull act 
and acts thing and things devices and ashuranses in ye 
law for ye more perfect and pure making and conveing 
ye said land and premises as he ye said Isaac Lenoir his 
heirs or asignes or his or their counsill learned in ye law 
shall reasonably devise advise or require in wittness 
whereof I have set herunto my hand and afixed my scale 
ye day and year above written 

Signed sealed and delivered Nathaniell Higbe O 
in sight and presents of us 
Sam >i Mills 
Geo. Noble 



108 Records of the Town of 

This third day of Aprill in ye 4th year of ye reign 
of our Sovereign Lady Queene Ann's reign Anoqu Dom: 
1705 came before me Jonathan Whitehead one of Her 
Majs Justices of ye Peace for ye County aforsd Nath^' 
Higbey party to ye above written deede of sale and did 
acknowhge ye sd deede of sale to be his act and deede 

Witnes my hand ye day and year above writen 

Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed of sale entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 335 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
com William Creede of Jamaica in Queens County sendeth 
greeting Know yea that I William Creede aforsd for 
severall good reasons and causes me therunto moving 
but more especially for a certain sum of mony to me the 
abovsd William in hand paide by Nathaniell Higbe of 
ye abovsd Towne Hand and County ye receipt whereof 
I doe hereby owne and before ye ensealing and delivery 
of these presents acknowlige to be therewith contented 
satisfied & paid & thereof & therefrom doe acquit exon- 
irate & discharge ye abovsd Nathaniell his heirs & asignes 
from any further claime intrest or demand for any part 
or parsill thereof have given granted covenanted al- 
linated release enfeof quit claimed bargined and sould 
and by thes presents doe acknowlige to have from me 
my heirs exec"^' & admi'^'^ given granted granted covenanted 
allinated releasd enfeofed quit claimd bargined made 
over and sould unto ye abovsd Nathaniell Higby his 
heirs executors adm" & asignes all that a certain pece or 
parsill of upland which I ye abovsd William Creede 
boughte of Mary Davis widow & relickt of Sam'' Davis 
late of Jamaica abovsd deseasd which sd pece or parsill 
of upland is situate lying & being within ye bounds of 
Jamaica eastward of said Towne and is bounded west by 
ye land of Samuell Deane & north by ye high way & 
south by ye boggs and east by a marked tree standing 



Jamaica, Long Island 109 

near ye run with ye rights & privelege of twenty acres 
of boggs all which sd pece or parsill of upland as it is 
above bounded & exsprest w*** ye sd twenty five acre 
privelige of bogs I ye abovsd William Creede hath sould 
as aforesd unto ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbe with all 
orchards pastures woods under woods timber trees fensise 
priveliges profitts and benifitts therunto belonging or in 
any ways appertaining to have and to hould to ye abovsd 
Nathaniell Higbe his heirs exeC^^ and adm'^'' & asignes for 
ever and ye same to be and remain to ye only proper use 
benifit and behoufe of him ye sd Nathaniell his heirs 
& asignes for ever free and clearly discharged of & from 
all former sales gifts morgages or any other entangellments 
whatever & ye same shall & by these presents for ever 
will warant and defend against any claime or demand 
from any person or persons what ever with a warantee 
to defend ye same against any interest property claime 
or demand from me ye abovsd William Creede my heirs 
or asignes for ever & doe before ye ensealing & delivery 
of these presents owne him ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbe 
to be in ye free & lawfull posesion of all & every ye abovsd 
pece or parsill of upland & primises free without let or 
molistation in confirmation whereof I doe set to my hand 
and scale this twenty eight day of November in ye eight 
year of His Majs reigne and in ye year of our Lord Christ 
one thousand six hundred ninty and six 
Signed sealed and delivered Wi^' Creede O 

in presents of 

Richard Swann A true coppy of ye orignall 

Sam'^ Ruscoe deede entered pr 

Zach Mills 

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Page 336 
To all Christian people unto home thes presents may 
come Daniell Oldfild of Jamaica in Queens County on ye 
Hand of Nasau sends greeting Know yea that I ye sd 
Daniell Oldfild for difers good causes and reasons me 
therunto moving but more espesially for a valuable sum 
of corant mony of New York to me in hand paid by 



110 Records of the Town of 

Benjamin Thustone of ye aforesd Towne County Island 
aforesd ye receipt wherof I doe one and acknowlige my- 
self to be therewith contented and paid and thereof and 
therefrom & of every part and parsill thereof doe for ever 
exonirate and aquit ye said Benjamin Thustone his 
ayers executors adminstrators from any further claime 
or demand for any part or parsill thereof have given 
granted alinated releast and confirmed and by these 
presents doe give grant alinate release and confirm from 
me my ayres exc"^" admin'^" unto ye aforesd Benjamin 
Thustone to him his eyers exec'« adni" and asignes one 
full seven acre right of bogs lying west of ye Plaine 
Runn in ye Towne of Jamaica aforesd with all rights and 
priveliges belonging to ye afore mentioned seven acres 
righte of boges I ye said Daniell Oldfild doe acknowlige 
to have sold as aforesd from me my ayers exec" adm" 
unto ye abovsd Benjamin Thurstone to have and to 
hold ye said seven ackre right of boges with all priveliges 
thereunto belonging unto him ye said Benjamin Thustone 
and to ye only proper use benifitt and behoofe of him ye 
said Benjamin Thustone to him his heirs exec" adm" 
and asignes for ever with a warantee to defend ye same 
against all persons or persons lawfully claiming ye same 
In confirmation of ye same I have hereunto set my hand 
and scale this fifth day of Aprill in ye year of our Lord j 

Christ one thousand and seven hundred and three ^ 

Signed sealld and delivered Dan^i Oldfield O 

in presents of 
Jonathan Whitehed 
Sam • 1 Bayleys 

Upon ye day and yeare above ritten ye aforesd Daniell 
Oldfield come before me Jonathan Whitehead Esqr one 
of Her Majs Justices ffor ye ceeping of ye peace within 
Queens County and acknowligd ye above ritten instru- 
ment to his free and volingtary act and deede 
A true coppy of ye Jonathan Whitehead 

orignall deed entered pr Zach Mills 

Cler 



Jamaica, Long Island 111 

Page 337 
To all Christian people unto home these presents may 
come Jonathan Whitehead of Jamaica in Queens County 
on ye Hand of Nasau sends greeting Know ye that 
I ye said Jonathan Whitehead for divers good causes and 
reasons me thereunto moving but more espesially for a 
valuable sum of corant silver mony of New York to me 
in hand paid by Benjamin Thustone of ye aforesd Town 
County and Island abovsd before ye insealing and de- 
livery of these presents ye receipt whereof I doe owne and 
acknowlige myself to be therewith contented and paid and 
thereof and therefrom and of every part and parsill 
thereof doe for ever exonirate aquit him ye said Ben- 
jamin Thustone his heirs exec" adm*" from any further 
claime or demand for any part or parsill thereof have 
given granted alinated releast infeoft confirmed made 
over and sold and by vertu of these presents doe from 
me my ayers exec"^" admin'^'' give grant alinate releasd 
infeofe confirm make over and sell unto ye aforsd Ben- 
jamin Thustone to him his heirs exec"^^ adm'^'' and asignes 
for ever of all five acre right of bogs to be taken up in ye 
Town of Jamaica aforesd with all rights and priveliges 
belonging to ye above granted primises I ye sd Jonathan 
Whithead doe acknowlige to have sold as abovsd from 
me my ayrs exec" admi" unto ye aforesd Benjamin 
Thustone to have and to hold ye same unto ye abovsd 
Benjamin Thustone his ayres exec" adminstrators and 
to ye onely proper use benifit and behoof of him ye sd 
Benjamin Thustone his heirs exec" admin"^^ and asignes 
for ever free and clearly discharged of and from any former 
intangellment what ever with a warentee to defend ye 
same against any person or persons lawfully claiming ye 
same in testamony of ye same I have set to my hand & 
scale this seventh day of May in ye second year of Her 
Majs reign and in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand 
seven hundred and three 

Jonathan Whitehead 



112 Records of the Town of 

Signed sealed and delivered 

in presents of A true coppy of ye orignall 

John Wolsy entered and compared 

John Foster pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

To all Christian people unto home these presents may 
come John Foster of Jamaica in Queens County on ye 
Hand of Nasaw sends greeting Know ye that I ye said 
John Foster for divers good causes & reasons me there- 
unto moving but more espesially for a valluable sum of 
corant silver mony of NewYork to me in hand paid by 
Benjamin Thustone of ye aforsd Towne County and 
Island as abovsd ye receite whereof I doe one and acknow- 
lige my selfe to be therewith contented and paide and 

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thereof and therefrom and of every part and parsill 
thereof doe for ever exonirate & aquit him ye said Ben- 
jamin Thustone his heirs exeC^^ admin" from any furder 
claime or demand for any part or parsill thereof by these 
presents have given granted alinated releastd enfeofd 
confirmed made over and sould and by verty of these 
presents doe from me my ayres exec" admin" give grant 
alinate release enfeof confirm make over and sell unto ye 
aforenamed Benjamin Thustone to him his heirs exec" 
admin" and asignes for ever a full twelve acres and a 
quarter right of boges to be taken upe within said Towne 
of Jamaica with all other rightes and priveliges any ways 
belonging or apertaining unto ye above granted primises 
I ye said Jno. Foster doe acknowlige to have sould as 
aforesd from me my ayres exec" admin" unto ye above 
named Benjamin Thustone to have and to hold all & 
every of ye above granted primises unto ye aforenamed 
Benjamin Thustone his heirs exec" adm" and to ye onely 
proper use benifit and behoofe of him ye said Benjamin 
Thustone his ayers exec" admi" and asignes for ever 
free and clearly discharged of and from all former in- 
tangellments of what cinde or nature so ever with a 
warantee to defend ye same against all persons law- 



Jamaica, Long Island 113 

fully claiming ye same in testamony here hereof I have 
set to my hand and afixt my seale this seventh day of 
May in ye second year of Her Majs reign and in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one seven hundred and three 
Signed seald and delivered John Foster O 

in presents of 
Jonathan Whithead 
John Wolsy 

Jamaica May ye 8th 1703 

Then apeared before me Jonathan Whithead one of 
Her Majs Justices for ye ceeping of ye peace within 
Queens County ye above named John Foster and acknowl- 
igd ye above riten instrument to be his volingtary act 
and deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deede enterd and com- 
pared pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 339 

This Indenture made this nineteenth day of Aprill 
in ye fourth year of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of Egnland Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. Anoqui 
Dominny 1705 betweene John Oke of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Provins of New York yeoman of ye one 
party and Andrew Mariner of ye abovsd Towne County 
& Provins sadler on ye other party witnesseth that ye 
abovsd John Oke for severall causes him thereunto mov- 
ing but more espesially for a lawfull and valuable con- 
sideration & sum of monys to him in hand paid by ye 
aforesd Andrew Mariner att & before ye ensealing & 
delivery hereof ye receipt whereof I acknowlidg & every 
part & parsill thereof doe fully freely & absolutly aquit 
exonirate & discharge ye sd Andrew Mariner his heirs 
& asignes have given granted covenanted enfeofed re- 
least quit claimd made over bargined & sould and by 
these presents doe give grant sell & confirme unto ye 



114 Records of the Town of 

abovsd Andrew Mariner his heirs & asignes one third 
part of a twenty acre privilege of ye commons of land 
as it was formerly laid oute and entered upon records 
within & belonging to Jamaica and with all and singuler 
ye rightes profits priveliges heriditaments unto ye sd 
one third part of a twenty acre previlidge belonging or 
any way pertaining to have and to holde ye same unto 
ye sd Andrew Mariner his heirs & asignes for ever with- 
out morgage redemtion use or limitation to recall alter 
change determin or make void ye same & ye sd Andrew 
Mariner his heirs & asignes for ever shall have hould 
ocopy posess & injoy ye one third parte of a twenty acre 
priveleg of commonage affd with all and singuler ye 
priviledes without any hindrans or disturbans of me ye 
sd John Oke my heirs executors or adminstrators or 
any person or persons whatever lawfully claiming from 
by or under me them or either of them & ye one third 
part of twenty acre privelidge & primises of commonage 
I ye sd John Oke my heirs executors & adminstrators and 
every of them ye same will warent & defend unto ye 
sd Andrew Mariner his heirs & asignes for ever aquitt 
all persons or persons laying any lawfull claime thereunto 
& ye sd John Oke for himself his heirs executors & ad- 
minstrators doe further covenant grant promis & agree 
to & with ye sd Andrew Mariner his heirs and asignes 
that he ye sd John Oke his heirs executors or adminstra- 
tors or either of them shall & will at ye resonable request 
& at ye cost and charges in ye law of the sd Andrew 
Mariner his heirs and asignes make doe perform signe 
scale and acknowlige at all times within ye space of 
seven years from hence to be completed & ended such 
deed & deedes conveianses & ashuranses in ye law 
what ever for ye more perfect pure making & conveiang 
ye sd one third part of a twenty acre privelige of comon- 
age in Jamaica aforsd with all & singuler ye primises 
he ye sd Andrew Mariner his heirs & asignes or his 

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or their counsill learned in ye law shall reasonable devise 
advise or require in witness & full confirmation of all 



Jamaica, Long Island 115 

& singuler ye primises I doe hereunto set to my hand and 

fix my seale ye day & yeare above written 

Signed sealed and delivered John Oke O 

in sight and presents of us 

Jonathan Deane 

Sam" Ruscoe 

Memorandom that on ye nineteenth day of Aprill 
apeared before Jonathan Whitehead Esqr one of Her 
Majestys Justices for ye Peace for Queens County ye 
abovsd John Oke and did acknowlige this above deede 
to be his owne free & volingtary act & deede 

Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered and com- 
pared pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this twenty third day of July 
in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne our Sovereign Lady Ane 
by ye grace of God over England Scotland France & 
Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
five and betweene Jonathan Whitehead of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Provins of New- 
York of ye one party and Benjamin Thurston of ye 
abovsd Towne County Isle Provins witneseth that ye 
abovsd Jonathan Whitehead for severall causes and 
considerations him thereunto moving but more especially 
for and in consideration of ye sum of thirty five pounds 
corant niony of New York to him in hand paide by ye 
abovesd Benjamin Thurstone at or before ye insealing 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlige himself to be there- 
with satisfyed contented and paide and thereof and 
therefrom doth forever exonirate aquit and discharge 
ye abovsd Benjamin Thurstone his heirs exec^^ admin" 
all and every of them from every part and parsill thereof 
have given granted enfeoft releast confirmed ashured 



116 Records of the Town of 

quit claimed sould and made over and doe by these 
presents freely clearly and absolutely give grant enfeofe 
release confirm ashure quit claime sell and make over 
unto ye abovsd Benjamin Thustone his heirs and asignes 
for ever a certain five acre lott of upland within ye further 
East Neck adjoyning to ye streame or mill pond belonging 

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to a certain fulling mill on ye east side of ye sd pond that 

is to say a full ten acre right of land within ye sd further 

East Neck that is to say ye privelidge undevided belonging 

to ten acres of medow for to be laid out on ye east side of 

ye stream or mill ponde as aforesd together with all 

and singuler ye priveliges apurtinanses heriditaments 

emoliments to ye same belonging or any maner of wayes 

apertaining with all and singuler ye trees timber trees 

woods under woods whether standing or lying or any 

maner of wayes apertaining to ye same and ye abovsd 

Jonathan Whitehead doth also hereby sell and make 

over as aforesd all his right title property interest claim 

or demand from him his heirs executors admin-^" to ye 

streame above mentioned to ye abovsd Benjamin Thur- 

stone his heirs and asignes for ever to have ocopy posess 

and injoy ye above recited land and granted premises 

as his or their owne righte freely discharged of and from 

all former gifts sales morgages dowrys intallyes judgment 

execution revertion remainder or any other title or in- 

cumbrans what ever had made or comited at any time 

or times before ye insealing or delivery of these presents 

with a warantee to defend ye same against any person 

or persons whatever laying any just claime to ye sd land 

and also to scale and deliver any or firmer deede or con- 

veians for ye sd land as ye sd Benjamin Thuston his heirs 

and asignes or either of them shall be advised or procure 

to be drawne by his or their counsill learned in ye la^v 

for ye space of seven years next after ye date hereof and 

ye sd Jonathan Whitehead doth further covenant and 

agree to and with ye sd Benjamin Thustone his heirs 

exeC^^ admin" that he ye sd Jonathan Whitehead his 

heirs or asignes or any other person or persons deriving 



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any power by from or under ye sd Jonathan Whitehead 
shall not at any time or times hereafter comens any action 
suite or any otherways to molest ye sd Benjamin Thustone 
his heirs exec'^'' admi'^'^ or asignes for what damage shall 
be done to or upon a certain parsill of boggs or land ad- 
joyning to ye sd pond by raising of a pond for ye abovsd 
mill belonging to ye sd Benjamin Thustone in testamony 
whereof ye abovsd Jonathan Whitehead set to his hand 
and and afixed his scale ye day and yeare first above 
mentioned 

Signed sealed and delivered Jonathan Whitehead O 
in presents of 

John Forster A true coppy of ye orignall deede 

Zach Mills of sale enterd and compared pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

These presents may certafy any whome it may con- 
cerne that on ye 26th day of September Ano Dom 1705 
James Lewis of Jamaica boughte a certain brownish black 
gelding without either ear mark or brand aged four year 
old and bred at Northham-hamton of William Bates of 
Reading in New England and on September ye 28th 
1705 Mr. William Ockhart boughte ye abovsd hors of 
James Lewis Entered pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

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Know all men by these presents that I Nathaniel 
Denton of Jamaica in Queens County for the sume of 
fivety shillings to me in hand paid by Jonathan White- 
head of ye same place have made over and sould from 
me and my heirs exec" admin'^'' unto Jonathan White- 
head to him his heirs and asignes all that a sertain parsill 
of boges lying on both side ye Plaine Runn against 
ye land of ye said Jonathan as it doth apeare to be laide 
out by records of ye sd Towne ariseing from a twenty 
five acre righte with a warrantee to defend ye same 
against me and my heirs or any person claiming ye same 



118 Records of the Town of 

from me or them In testamony of ye same I set to my 
hand and seale this 3 day of Aprill in ye year 1705 
Sam • ' Mills Nathaniell Denton O 

Zach Mills 

A true coppy entered pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this first day of May and in 
ye thirteenth yeare of His Majs reigne William ye Third 
by ye grace of God of England Scotland Frans & Ireland 
Kinge Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and one and 
betweene Samuel Carpinter of Jamaica on Nasaw Hand 
and in ye Provins of New York and Queens County 
yeoman of ye one party and Hope Mills of ye same 
place labourer of ye other party witnesseth that ye 
abovsd Samuell Carpinter for and in consideration of a 
valuable sum of corant mony of New York to him in 
hand paid before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne & acknowlidge 
himself satisfyed content & paid and doth forever ex- 
onirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd Hope Mills his heirs 
executors adminstrators all & every of them from any 
part or parsill thereof have given granted bargined 
enfeoft quit claimed sould and made over and by these 
doth freely clearely & absolutely give grant enfeof 
bargin quit claime sell & make over a certain pece or 
parsill of upland containing about twenty five acres of a 
thirty acre lot as it was laide out be it more or less the 
whole lot is situate buted and bounded as followeth that 
is to say east by ye land of Henry Onderdonk and west 
by ye highe way that goeth alonge by ye east side of ye 
hollow comonlly called ye plaine hollow and south by 
ye parsonage lot and north by ye land of Nathaniell 
Smith all which land as above bounded and exprest 
together with all and singuler the trees timber trees 
woods under woods whether standing being or any of 



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wayes apertaining to ye same with all priveledges apur- 
tinanses heriditaments and all ye estate righte title in- 
terest posession claime property in and to every part 
& parsill thereof ye sd Samuell Carpinter to ye primises 
to have and to hold ye sd land as above bounded and 
exprst to him ye sd Hope Mills his heirs & asignes to ye 
onely proper use benifit & behoofe of him ye said Hope 
Mills his heirs & asignes for ever and ye sd Samuell 
Carpinter for himselfe his heirs his heirs ex" admin'^ 
doth hereby covenant and agree to & with ye said Hope 
Mills his heirs & asignes shall and may now and at all 
times for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess and 
in joy ye above recited land freely and clearly discharged 
of and from all former gifts sales morgages dowry intalys 
judgment executions revertion remainder or remainders 
or any other title or incumbrances whatever had made 
or comited at at any time or times before ye ensealing 

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and & delivery of these presents as also to warrant & 
defend ye same against any persons laying any just claime 
to ye same by from or under him ye sd Samuell Car- 
pinter his heirs exec" adminstrators or either of them or 
any other incumbrans whatever and also to scale and 
deliver any other or jBrmer deede or conveians for ye 
primises ye sd Hope Mills shall be advised and procure 
to be drawne learned by his counsill at law for ye space 
of seven years next insuing ye date hereof in testamony 
whereof ye abovsd Samuell Carpinter hath set to his 
hand fixed his scale ye day and date first abovsd 
Signed sealed' and delivered Samuell Carpinter O 
in presents of A true coppy of ye orignall 

Jonathan Deane deed entered & examined pr 

Zach Mills Zach Mills 

Cler 

Surveyed for Mr. Isaack Lenoir July 9th 1705 one 
lott of land lying upon ye Litle Plaines containing 
5 acres & 3^ begining at a stake standing 3 chains n° 77° 
E from a black oake tree and runing N° 77° E 15 chains 



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to another stake thence So 13° E 3 chains 67 links to a 
stake upon ye north side ye roade which goes from Hem- 
stid to Jamaica thens as ye said rode goes So 77° W 15 
chains to another stake thence No 13" W to where we 
began being bounded on ye north east and west bj^ ye 
plaines south by ye aforsd roade or high way. pr formed 

pr me 

Tho. Cardale 

Surveior 

Surveied more for Mr. Isaack Lenoir July 9th 1705 
one lot of plaine land containing 24 acres & a 3^^ begining 
at a stake on ye south side ye roade leading to Hemstid 
one chaine from ye stake upon ye southwest corner of 
ye abovsd lott & runing So 13° E 16 chains 35 links to 
another stake thence No. 77° E 15 chaines to another 
stake thense No. 13° W 16 chaines 35 links note ye abovsd 
stake stands 4 chaines 10 links from a black oake tree 
in ye greate hollow which tree is marked & stands in ye 
line to a stake on ye south east corner of Hemstid roade 
& so alonge ye sd roade So. 77° W to where we began 
being bounded on ye southeast & west by ye plaines 
north by ye aforsd roade or highway 
A scale of Performed pr me Tho. Cardale 

10 chain in an inch Surveyor 

A true coppy of ye orignall entered & examined per 
me Zach Mills 

Cler 
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This Indenture made this fourteenth day of July 
and in ye second year of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lady Anne by ye grace of God of England Scotland France 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& three and betweene Daniell Mesinger of Wolingford 
in Coneticut Colony in ye County of NewHaven County 
heire to Samuell Messinger late of Jamaica deseast of 
ye one party and Thomas Gaile of ye Towne of Jamaica 



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in Queens County in ye Provins of New York on Nasaw 
Hand weaver of ye party witnesseth y' ye abovsd Daniell 
Messinger for several! causes & good considerations him 
thereunto moving but more especially for ye sum of thirty 
eighte pounds eorant mony of New York to him in hand 
paid before ye insealing or delivery of these presents by 
ye abovsd Thomas Gaile ye receipt whereof he doth 
owne & doth acknowlidge himself to be therewith satis- 
fyed contented & paid and thereof & therefrom doth 
forever exonirate aquite and discharge ye abovsd Thomas 
Gaile his heirs exec"^" admin"^' all & every of them from 
any parte or parsill thereof have granted giveti releasd 
confirmed enfeoft quit claimed sould and made over & 
doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant release confirm enfeof quit claime sell and make 
over unto ye abovsd Thomas Gaile his heirs & asignes 
for ever a certain pece or parsill of upland situate lying 
& being in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd being eighteene 
acres as it was laid out be it more or less buted and 
bounded as followeth that is to say east by a certain 
highe way & west by ye land of Daniell Whitehead and 
north by a certaine highe way that runs from ye Little 
Plaines to ye mill and south by ye land of Daniell White- 
head aforsd all which land as above bounded and exprest 
together with all ye priveledges apurtinanses heridita- 
ments emoliments to ye same belonging with all ye trees 
timber trees woods under woods with all ye estate righte 
title property claime & demand to him ye sd Thomas 
Gaile his heirs exec"^^ admi" & asigns for ever for to have 
and to hold for ever and ye sd Daniell Mesinger dothe 
hereby covenant & agree for himself his heirs exec" 
admin'^ to & with ye sd Thomas Gaile his heirs & asignes 
that they may both now and at all times for ever here- 
after have hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited 
land & primises as his or their owne land of inheritans in 
fee simple fre and clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts sales morgages dowrys intallys executions remainders 
ore any title or incombrans whatever had made or comited 
at any time or times before ye insealing or delivery of 



122 Records of the Town of 

these presents with a warantee to defend ye same against 
all maner of persons laying and claim to ye same & also 
to seale and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveians 
for ye primises as ye sd Thomas Gaile shall be advised or 
or procure to be drawne by his counsill learned in ye law 
for ye space of seven years next insuing ye date hereof 
in testamony whereof & confirmation thereof ye partyes 
abovsd hath set to their hands and afixed their scales ye 
day and yeare abovsd 

Sealed and delivered Daniell Mesinger O 

in presents of 
Charles Smith 
Zach Mills 

On ye fourteenth day of July 1703 then ye within 
named Daniell Messinger appeared before me Edward 
Bowras Esqr one of Her Majs. Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County and acknowlidge ye within instru- 
ment to be his vollintary act & deed 

Test Ed. Burrows 

A true coppy of ye orignall ented and examined pr 

Zachariah Mills 

Cler 
Page 345 

Surveyed for Mr. Isaack Lenoir July 11th a certain 
lot of land lying upon a hill comanly called Thustons hill 
begining at a dead black oake tree 5 yds from ye north 
side of a pond commanly caled flax pond being a tree 
which parts in Mr. Clowes west line thence runing So 
1% 6° W 7 chaines 50 links to a black oake markt on 4 
sides near ye roade leading to Flushing as likewise near 
ye top of Thustons Hill thence alonge ye sd roade No. 
15° W 14 chaines and No 6° E 7 chaines to a small 
chesnut by a pump near Samuell Smiths path thence 
No 77° E 4 chaines 25 links to a black oak near widow 
Salyers fence thence south 9 chaines 15 links to Mr. 
Clowes corner line by bilbery swampe to were we began 
containing eleven acres & K being bounded west by 



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Flushing roade north by Samuell SmitlTs path east part 
by widow Saliers land and part by land formerly sur- 
veied to Mr. Samuell Clows south by flax pond & comans 

Performed pr me Tho. Cardale 

a scale of 10 chains Surveyr 

in an inch 

A true coppy of ye orignall survey enterd & compared 
pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this third day of October and in 
ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God over England France & Ireland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and five 
and betwene Samuell Higbie of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand and in ye Provins of New York 
yeoman of ye one party and Isaac Lenoir of ye same place 
victular of ye other party witnesseth that ye abovsd 
Samuell Higbie for and in consideration of ye sum of 
two pounds corant mony of New York to him in hand 
paid by ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir at or before ye ensealing 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be therwith 
satisfyed content and paid and thereof and therefrom 
doe for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs execu"^" admi" all and every of them from 
any part or parsill thereof have given granted enfeoft 
releast confirmed ashured quit claimed sould and made 
over unto ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes 
for ever all that a four acre righte upon ye Litle Plaines 
that is to say ye righte of devition which doth now or 
ever shall belong to four acres of medow on ye Litle 
Plaines aforesd all which righte on ye Litle Plaines as 
aforesd together with all ye privelidges apurtinanses 
heriditaments to ye same belonging or any maner of 
ways apertaining to him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 
and asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye same to 



124 Records of the Town of 

be and remain to ye onely proper use benifitt and behoofe 
of him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and assignes for ever 
and that ye said Samuell Higbe had at ye time of enseaUng 

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and dehvery of these presents full power and lawfull 
athority to sell ye same in maner and form as aforesd 
and was lawfully and rightfully seized of ye same in fee 
simple freely and clearly discharged of and from all 
and all maner of gifts sales morgages intalyes judgments 
executions extens revertions remainders or any other 
title or incombrans whatever with a warantee to defend 
ye same against any person or persons lawfully claiming 
ye same and also to scale and deliver any other or firmer 
deed or conveians for ye abovsd primises as ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs exec" admin'" or asignes shall be advised 
or procure to be drawn by his or their counsill learned in 
ye law for ye space of seven years next after ye date of 
these presents in testamony and confirmation of ye 
abovsd primises ye partys abovsd have hereunto set 
their hands and afixed their scales ye day and yeare first 
abovsd 

Signed sealed and delivered Samuell Higbe O 

in presents of 
Nicolas Stillwell 
Zach Mills 

February the 5 1705 then appeared before me Joseph 
Smith one of Her Majesties Justices for ye Peace for 
Queens County Samuell Higbe and did acknowlidg this 
instrument to be his volintary and free act and deed 

Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deede enterd and com- 
pared pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this second day of Aprill and 
in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 



Jamaica, Long Island 125 

& Ireland Queeiie Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and five and between Nathaniell Higbee of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Hand and in ye Province 
of New York of ye one party and Isaac Lenoir of ye 
abovsd Towne He and County and Provins of ye other 
party witnesseth that ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbe for 
and in consideration of ye sum of five pounds corant 
mony of New York to him in hand paid by ye abovsd 
Isaac Lenoir at or before ye ensealing or delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and 
doth acknowlige himself to be therwith fully satisfyed 
content and paid and thereof and therefrom and from 
every pai*t and parsill thereof doe for ever exonirate 
aquit and discharge ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 
executors adm" all and every of them have given granted 
enfeofed released confirmed ashured quit claimed sould 
and made over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
& absolutely give grant enfeof release confirme ashure 
quit claime sell and make over unto ye abovsd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and asignes for ever all ye undevided 
righte of commanage which shall arise from ye priveledge 
of five acres of medow within ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforesd all which five acre righte of comanage with 
all ye priveliges apurtinanses heriditaments and emoli- 
ments to ye five acre righte of commanage belonging 
or in any maner of ways apertaining to him ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs and asignes to have and to hold for ever 
and ye sd Nathaniell Higbee doth covenant and agree 
to and with ye sd Isaac Lenoir his his heires and asignes 

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that he or they may both now and at all time or times 
for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess and in joy ye 
above recited land and primises as his or their owne land 
of inheritance in fee simple and ye abovsd Nathaniell 
Higbe doth further covenant and agree to and with 
ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes that at ye 
time of ye insealing and delivery of these presents had 
full power and lawfull authoryty to sell and dispose 



126 Records of the Town of 

of ye same in maner and forme as aforesd at that he had 
at ye time at ye time full posession and lawfully seized 
of ye same freely and clearly discharged of and from 
all former gifts sales morgages do wry s intallys judgmens 
executions revertion remainder or remainders whatever 
or any other title or incumbrans whatever had made or 
comited at any times or times before ye insealing or 
delivery of these presents with a warantee to defend ye 
same against any person or persons lawfully claiming ye 
same and alsoe to scale and deliver any other or firmer 
deed or conveians for ye abovsd land and granted prim- 
ises as ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs or asignes or either of 
them shall be advised or procure to be drawne by his 
or their counsill learned in ye law for ye space of seven 
years next after ye date of these presents in testamony 
whereof ye sd Nathaniell Higbee hath set to his hand and 
afixed his scale ye day and yeare first above mentioned 
Signed seald and dcHvered Nathaniell Higbee O 
in presents of 
Nathan Smith 
Zach Mills 

October the 24 1705 then apeared before one of Her 
Majs Justices and acknowlidged the above deed to be 
his volingtary act and deede I say then apeared Nath- 
aniell Higbee before me as it is abovsd 

Joseph Smith, Jus 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd and com- 
pared pr me ' Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this twenty ninth day of Sep- 
tember in ye yeare of our Lord seventeen hundred and 
five betweene John Messinger of Jamaica on Nasaw 
Island in the Provins of New York in Queens County 
in America of ye one part and Isaac Lenoir of ye sd 
Island victuler of ye other part witnesseth that ye sd 
John Messinger for and in consideration of ye sum of 



Jamaica, Long Island 127 

five pounds lawfull mony of ye Provins of New York 
to him in hand paid before ye ensealing and delivering 
of these presents by ye abovesd Isaac Lenoir ye receipt 

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whereof he the the said John Messinger doth hereby 
acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth for ever 
acquit and discharge ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs exec" 
& admin" he ye sd John Messinger hath given granted 
bargined sold alinend enfeofed & confirmed & by these 
presents doe give grant bargin sell alien enfeof and con- 
firme unto ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs exec" admin"^" 
one five acre righte upon ye Litle Plaines with all ye 
righte property advantages & apurtinanses therunto 
belonging or in any wise appertaining lying within ye 
bounds of Jamaica as aforsd unto him ye sd Isaac Lenoir 
his heirs executors & admins to have and to hold ye sd 
five acres righte to him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs execu- 
tors & admin" forever to ye onely proper use and be- 
hoofe of him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs exec" and 
admin" to have hold ocopy & posess ye same to him 
ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes for ever and 
ye sd John Mesinger his heirs ex" and admin" ye sd five 
acre righte to ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes 
against himself his heirs exec" & admi""' & as also against 
any who shall or may claime ye same will warant & 
forever defend pr these presents and ye sd John Mesinger 
for himself his heirs exeC^" & admi" doe covenant to & 
with ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs exe" and admi" that he 
ye sd John Mesinger his heirs ex''' or admi" shall and will 
at any time within ye space of seven years next ensuing 
ye date hereof upon ye request of ye sd Isaac Lenoir his 
heirs exe" or administrators and at ye cost and charges 
in ye law of ye sd John Mesinger his heirs exec" & admi" 
doe execute acknowlidge and sufer all & every such 
further reasonable & lawfull asshurans for ye more 
further better and more absolute asuring and conveiing 
of ye same and all & singuler ye primises to ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir his heirs exe" and admin" to ye use of him ye sd 
Isaac Lenoir his heirs exe" & admi" as to him his his heirs 



128 Records of the Town of 

exc" & admi"^^ or his or their counsill learned in ye law 
shall be advised devised required exept that ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir shall pay for the writing of any such writeings as 
shall be thought convenient for to be made at any time 
for ye more beter & further ashureing of ye sd righte to 
him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs ex" or admin^ in witness 
whereof he hath hereto set his hand and scale ye day and 
yeare above mentioned 

Sealed and delivered John Messinger O 

in presents of 

Gabriel Lott A true coppy of ye orignall 

Peter White deede entred and compared 

pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 
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This Indenture made this second day of June and 
in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 
and Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and five and betweene John Everitt of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Island and in ye Provins of NewYork 
yeoman of ye one party and Isaac Lenoir of ye abovsd 
Towne County He & Province witneseth that ye abovsd 
John Everitt for and in consideration of ye sum of nine 
pounds corant mony of NewYork to him in hand paid by 
ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir at or before ye ensealing & de- 
livery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby 
owne and doth acknowlig himself to be therewith satis- 
fyed contented and paid and thereof and therefrom doe 
for ever exonirate aquit & discharg ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir 
his heirs ex" adm" all and every of them from every 
part and parsill thereof have given granted enfeofed 
releasd confirmed ashured quit claiind sold and made 
over unto ye abovsd Isaac Lenoir his heirs and asignes 
for ever a full twenty acre righte upon ye Litle Plaines 
in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd that is to say ye righte 
that doth belong or did arise from ye priveledge of twenty 
acres of medow in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd together 



Jamaica, Long Island 129 

with all & singuler ye trees woods under woods grass 
herbige with all ye priveledges apurtinances heridita- 
ments emoliments to ye same belonging or any maner of 
ways apertaining to him ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 
and asigns to have and to hold for ever and ye abovsd 
John Everit doth covenant and agree for himself his 
heirs exc" admi" to and with ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs 
exc" admin"^^ & asigns that he or they may both now 
and at all times for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess 
and in joy ye abovsd righte upon ye Litle Plaines with 
every of ye apurtinanses as his or their owne righte of 
inheritans in fee simple and that ye abovsd John Everitt 
had at ye time of ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents full power and lawfull authority of himself to 
sell and dispose of ye same in maner & forme as aforsd 
and that he ye sd John Everitt was at ye time of ye en- 
sealing and delivery of these presents lawfully and righte- 
fully seized of ye same freely and clearly discharged of 
and from all former gifts sales morgages dowrys intallys 
judgmens executions revertions or remainders whatever 
or any other title or incumbrans whatever had made 
or comited at any time or times before ye ensealing or 
delivery of these presents with a warantee to defend ye 
same against any person or lawfully claiming ye same 
and also to scale and deliver any other or firmer deed 
or conveians for ye abovsd righte upon ye Litle Plaines 
and granted primises as he ye sd Isaac Lenoir his his 

Page 350 
heirs or asignes or either of them shall be advised or 
procure to be drawne by his or their counsill learned in 
ye law for ye space of seven years next after ye date 
hereof in testamony whereof ye abovsd John Everitt 
hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day and yeare 
first abov mentioned 

Signed sealed and delivered John Everitt O 

in presents of 
Sam 11 Mills 
Zach Mills , 



130 Records of the Town of 

October ye 24 1705 then apeared before me John Everitt 
and have acknowledged ye above deed of sale to be his 
volingtary act and deed 

Joseph Smith 

Justice 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd and compared 
pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come gretting Know yea that whereas I John Harrisson 
of East New Jearsey have purchassed of the Indians by 
lyssanse from the Governour under the seall of the 
Provinse wich lissence was datted the six day of Sep- 
tember one thowsand seven hundred and one and the 
deed from the Indians bare date the twinty second day 
of November next following a certain trackt of land con- 
taining seventeen thowsand acres more or less lying and 
being in East NewJearsey beginning at the most souther- 
most corner of John Inion lott at the reare of Rariton 
lotts thense running south west to a brook wich runs 
into Milton River commonly called Heatcock Broock 
from thense east south east to the road that goe from 
Inion to Burlington commonly called the New Road 
thense allong the sd road north east as the Road runs 
untill it comes to the reare of Rariton lots thense along 
the sd rear of Rariton lotts untill it corns to the plase 
where it began now know y*^ that I the abovesd John 
Harrisson for and in consideration of a valuable sum of 
money to mee in hand paid or secured to be paid by Will"* 
Creed Sam^' Deanne Junior Jonas Wood Sam^^ Smith of 
the Letel Plaine and Thomas Cardale all of Jamaica in 
Queens County upon Nassaw Hand in the Collony of 
New York of which sum I doe hereby acknowledge my- 
self to be fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof 
and therefrom do hereby freely and clearly exonarate 
and discharge the sd Will" Creed Sam^i Deanne Jonas 
Wood and Thomas Cardale and Sam^' Smith their & 



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every of their heirs excetor and administor have by vertu 
of the power geven unto mee by the above mentioned 
Hssence and Indian deed geven granted bargained sold 
and do by this presents freely clearly and absolutely geve 

Page 351 
grant bargain and sell unto the above named Will'" 
Creed Sam ' ' Deane Jonas Wood Sam ' ' Smith and Thomas 
Cardale their and every of their heirs excetor adminor and 
assignes for ever all the abovesd trackt of land butted 
and bonded as above onely reserving to my self my heirs 
excetor adminor and assignes one six part of the sd 
land all wich land is forever hereafter to be deemed and 
esteemed to belong to us the sd John Harrisson Will" 
Creed Sam ' ' Deane Jonas Wood Sam ' ' Smith and Thomas 
Cardale and our heirs excetor adminestor and assignes 
in as full and ample maner as it was granted unto mee 
the sd John Harrisson by means of the afore sd lissence 
and Indian deed and further know ye that it is the tenure 
intent and meanning of this presents that no advantage 
or benefitt shall be had or take by any of the parties 
above sd by means or reison of surveior-shipp of either 
of them but that either of the sd parties his and their 
heirs excetor adminor and assignes shall and may have 
and take the equall benefitt and proportion of all the 
sd trackt of land togeder with all and all manner of reight 
and privilledge thereunto belonging or in any manner of 
wayes or means apartaining to have and to hold unto us 
the sd John Harrisson Will™ Creed Sam'' Deane Jonas 
Wood Sam" Smith & Thomas Cardale our hiers excetor 
adminor and assignes for ever and to the only proper use 
benefitt and behoof of us the sd John Harrisson W"" 
Creed Sam" Deane Jonas Wood Sam" Smith & Thom 
Cardale our heirs excetors adminor and assignes for ever 
every one of us eilding and paying his due proportion of 
yearly or quit rent as lyke wyse of what other charges 
wee may be att for the better insuring the title either by 
patent or other wais in wittnes whereof I have here unto 
sett my hand and seal this fourteenht day of December 



132 Records of the Town of 

in the first year of Her Majesties reign Anno Domini 
1702. John Harrison O 

Seald and delivered 
after the razing out 
tree words in prets of us 

Sam*' Denis Personally came before me 

George X Choy John Harrison in this deed 

his mark mentioned and did aeknowl- 

Mary Jackson idg the within instrumt to 

ye persons therein named to 
be his owne free act and 
deed — Desember ye 15th 1702 
Sam'* Denis 

Justice 

A true coppy of ye orignall deede enterd and com- 
pared pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this twenty first day of January 
and in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
France & Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and 
in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& five or six and betweene Thomas Everitt of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Provins of New- 
York carpinter of ye one party and Nathaniell Higbee 
of ye same place yeoman of ye other party witnesseth 
that ye abovsd Thomas Everitt for and in consideration 
of ye sum of sixty pounds corant mony of NewYork to 
him in hand paid by ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbee at or 
before ye ensealing or delivery of of these presents ye 

Page 352 
receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlige 
himself to be therewith satisfyed content and paid and 
thereof and thereof and therefrom doth for ever exonirate 
aquit and discharge ye abovsd Nathaniell Higbe his 
heirs exce" admin" all and every of them from every part 
and parsill thereof by these presents have given granted 



Jamaica, Long Island 133 

enfeofed released confirmed ashured alined quit claimd 
sould & made over and doe by these presents freely 
clearly and absolutely give grant enfeofe release confirm 
ashure alien quit claim sell & make over unto ye abovsd 
Nathaniell Higbee his heirs & asignes for ever all that his 
lot pece or parsill of upland situate lying and being in 
a devition comonly called ye midle devition containing 
by estamation twenty two acres & halfe as it was laid 
oute be ye same more or less being ye lot or devition that 
was laid out to John Everitt late of Jamaica deseased 
buted and bounded as followeth east by Freemans path 
and west by a certain highe way at ye reare of ye sd lot 
and north by ye land of ye sd Thomas Everitt and south 
by ye land of Joseph Coe all which lot of land as above 
bounded and exprest together with all ye trees timber 
trees woods under woods whether standing or lying being 
or any maner of ways appertaining with all ye trees tim- 
ber herbige with all ye priveledges appurtinanses heriditta- 
ments emoliments with all ye estate righte title property 
claime or demand to ye same belonging or in any maner of 
ways apertaining and ye same to be and remaine to ye 
onely proper use benifitt and behoofe of him ye sd 
Nathaniell Higbee his heirs and asignes for ever and that 
it may be lawfull for ye sd Nathaniell Higbee his heirs 
and asignes from time to time to time and at all times 
for ever hereafter to have hold ocopy posess and enjoy 
ye above recited land and and primises as his or their 
owne land of inheritans in fee simple and that ye sd 
Thomas Everitt had at ye time of ensealing and delivery 
of these presents full power and lawfull authoryty for 
to sell and dispose of of ye same in maner and forme as 
aforsd freely & clearly discharged of and from all & all 
former gifts sales morgages dowry s intallys judgmens 
executions revertions or revertions remainder or re- 
mainders or any other title or incumbrans what ever had 
made or comited at any time or times before ye ensealing 
or delivery of these presents with a warantee to defend 
ye same against any person or persons whatever lawfully 
claiming ye same and also to seale and deliver any other 



134 Records of the Town of 

or firmer deed or coiiveians for ye primises as ye said 
Nathaniell Higbee his heirs or asignes or either of them 
shall advised or procure to be drawne by his or their 
counsill learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next after ye date hereof In conformation whereof ye 
abovsd Thomas Everitt hath set to his hand and afixed 
his scale ye day and yeare first abovsd 
Signed sealed and delivered Thomas Everitt O 

in presents of 
I. Lenoir 
Zach Mills 

Memorandam that on ye day and yeare of ye date of 
this above written deed ye above mentioned Thomas 
Everitt did appeare befoVe Jonathan Whitehead Esqr 
one of Her Majs Justices for ye keeping of ye peace for 
Queens County asigned and did acknowlige ye above 
writen deed to be his owne volingtary act and deede 

Teste Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall dede enterd and com- 
pared pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 353 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall com Edward Higbee and Timothy Mills both of 
Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of Nassau send- 
eth greeting Now know yea that for severall good 
considerations & causes us & either of us thereunto 
moveing that we ye abovsd Edward Higbe & Timothy 
Mills have for us our heirs executters adminstrators & 
asignes made an exchang firmly from each to ye other as 
followeth Inprimis that ye abovsd Timothy Mills doth 
give & grant by way of exchang to & with ye abovsd 
Edward Higbe two peces of upland lying & being within 
ye bounds of Jamaica abovsd both lying in ye east devition 
ye one being a ten acre righte being bounded by William 
Fosters land on ye north and Thomas Flewelling on ye 
south and ye other being a nine acre righte bounded by 



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Jamaica, Long Island 135 

John Cockafair on ye north and lying south of ye same 
being nine acres righte as aforsd in consideration whereof 
ye abovsd Edward Higbe doth, give & grant by way of 
exchange unto ye abovsd Timothy Mills in lew thereof a 
sertain pece of upland lying within ye bounds of the above 
sd town of Jamaica & lying in ye same devition aforsd 
being a seventeene acre righte & a half as it was laid out 
& bounded on ye north with ye land of Samuell Mills 
& south by ye land of Jonathan Mills we say that we ye 
abovsd Timothy Mills & Edward Higbe have as aforesd 
given granted & exchanged allinated releast quit claimd 
& made over from us & each of us our heirs & asignes 
to ye other firmly to have to hold ye abovsd pece and 
parsills of land as they are buted & bounded firmly with 
their and every of their privelidges & apurtinanses firmly 
& peacably to injoy for ever as witness our hands & seals 
this eleventh day of March in ye fifth yeare of Their 
Majsetys reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord 1693/4 
Signed sealed & delivered Edward Higbe O 

in presents of Timothy X Mills O 

John Stuarte 

Sam'iRuscoe a true coppy of ye orignall 

enterd & compared pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

Queens County Jamaica June the 21st 1696 in Long 
Island — To all Christian people to whome this shall 
come greeting Know yea that I Daniell Whitehead of 
Jamaica in Queens County for good cases me thereunto 
moveing but more especially for full satisfaction in hand 
received ye receipt whereof I doe acknowlidg by these 
presents to be fully satisfied and paid have given granted 
bargined & solde from me my heirs exec^^ or admi" 
for ever unto Timothy Mills of ye same Towne County 
& Island aforesd for him his heirs adm^^ or asignes to 
have hold posess and injoy two lots of land lying in ye 
east devition as they were laid out bounded on ye north 
by Nathaniell Dentons and south by Samuell Skidmore 



136 Records of the Town of 

fronting west upon ye Plaine Run and east by Fosters 
Medow or Hemstid line all which said land bounded 
and laid oute as abovsd I have sould and ye same will 
warrant and defend from me my ayers or admi"^" or any 
other person from by or under them or any of them or 
any other person whatsoever laying any just claime 
thereto with all timber lying or standing thereon in 
(Continued in page 354) 

Page 354 
Know all men by these presents that I Samuell Bayles 
of Jamaica in Queens County beinge the eldest sone of 
John Bayles latt of Jamaica deseast doe fully and abso- 
lutly rattefy allow & confirme unto Hendrik Lott of the 
sd Towne Island & County the pece or parcell of land 
formorly sould by my ffather John Bayles deseast acord- 
inge as it is buted and bounded in the deed made by my 
father to ye sd Hendrik Lott from me my my heirs & 
assignes to him his heirs and asignes for ever as wittnes 
my hand this 21st day of September in ye first year of 
Her Majesties reigne Ano 1702 
Gersham X WiGGENs Samuell Bayles Seal 

his mark 
Sam^' Ruscoe 

{from 353) 
in testamony whereof I bind myself my heirs executers 
or admin"^^ fully by these presents as witness my hand 
& scale 

Signed sealed and delivered Dan'^ Whitehead O 
in presents of 

Joseph Smith A true coppy of ye orignall 

Thomas Okley enterd pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

Laide oute to Nathaniell Denton for his hill devition 
a certain pece of land in ye bounds of Jamaica at ye 
north east corner of ye Litle Plaines bounded easterly 
by Cornelius Barnsons land southerly by Jonathan 



Jamaica, Long Island 137 

"Whiteheads land and westerly by ye plaines aforsd and 
northerly by ye highway 

Enterd by order of ye surveiors of ye sd Towne 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

Page 355 
Thes presents wittneseth that we the parties above 
named beinge John Roades and Samiiell Bayles beinge 
both of Jamai in Queens County on the Island of Nassaw 
have mutully agred and made an exchainge of land as 
followeth viz that is to say the abovsd Samuell Bayles 
doath for himself his heirs executors adminestratrs and 
assignes fully & absolutly covenant allinatt and by the 
way of exchainge make over unto Samuell Bayles of 
the abovsd place a certain pece or parcell of land lying 
& beinge in the bounds of Jamaica abovsd beinge the 
very indeviduell pece of land that was formerly sould 
unto Hendricke Lott by John Bayles latte of Jamaica 
desesed according as it is butted & bounded in or by the 
deed to the sd Hendrik Lott may apere in considerra- 
tion wherof the abovsd Samuell Bayles doath covenant 
& promis by way of exchainge to allinatt enfeof & make 
over unto the abovsd John Roads a certain pece or par- 
cell of land lyeinge in the hils east bounded by Nicklos 
Everett & west by Jonathan Waters north by the bounds 
partinge Fflushing & our bounds as it now is all which 
said peces of land the abovsd parties have mutully ex- 
chainged each to the other to have & to hold forever 
warrentinge & defending the same against any claime 
or demand from each to the other their heirs or assigns 
for ever in conformation herof the parties abovsd have 
enterchanchably sett to ther hands & scales this 21st 
of Aprill in ye 14h year of His Majs reign & in ye year 
of our Lord 1702 

Test SamiJ Bayles (Seal) 

Jonathan Waters John X Roades (Seal) 

Samuell Ruscoe his mark 



138 Records of the Town of 

Page 356 
Know all men by thes presents that I Tho. Cardall 
of Jamaica in Queens County upon Nassaw Island in 
the Collony of NewYorke gentman have and doe by 
these presents ffreely and clerly discharge John Ludlum 
of Jamaica aforsd of all & all maner of actions quarrelles 
controversies bills bondes and all other matters whattso- 
ever from the begining of the world to this day given 
under my hand and seall this ninth day of July Ano 
Domi 1702 

Sealed and dellivered Tho. Cardall O 

in presence of 

Danll Whitthead a trew coppy pr 

RoBT Read Sam ' ^ Ruscoe 

Clarke 

{from 323) 
and primises as his or their owne land of inheritans in 
fee simple to him his heirs and asignes to have and to 
hold freely & clearly discharged of of and from all former 
gifts salles morgages dowrys intailes judments execu- 
tions extents revertions remainders or any other title or 
incumbrance whatever had made or comited at any 
time or times before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents with a warrantee to defend ye same against 
any persons whatever laying any just claime to ye same 
and also to seale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveians for ye primises as ye sd Nicolas Everitt shall 
be advised or procure to be drawne by his counsill learned 
in ye law for ye space of seven years nex after ye date 
hereof in testamony ye abovsd John Mills hath set to 
his hand and afixed his seall ye day and yeare abovsd 
Signed sealed and delivered John Mills O 

in presents of 
Sam 11 Mills 
Zach Mills 

Aprill ye 2d 1706 Then appeared before Jonathan 
Whitehead Esqr ye within named John Mills and did 



Jamaica, Long Island 139 

acknowlidge ye above deed of sale to be his owne voling- 

tary act & deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

Justice 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd and com- 
pared pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

Page 357 

Know all men by these presents tha I John Ludlam 
of Jamaica in Queens County upon Nassaw Island in 
the Collony of NewYorke yeoman am held and ffirmly 
bound unto Thomas Cardale of Jamaica afforsaid gent 
in ffive hundred pounds good & lawfuU money of the 
Province of NewYorke to be paid to the said Thomas 
Cardale or to his cartain attorney executores adminestra- 
tors or assignes to the which payment well and trewly 
to be made and done I bind my self my heires executors 
adminestrators ffirmly by thes presents sealled with my 
seall datted this tenth day of Apprill in the ffourtenth 
yeare of the reign of King William the Third Ano Dom 
1702 — — 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above 
bounden John Ludlam do from time to time and at all 
times well & trewly obey confirm & keep all such actions 
which the above named Thomas Cardale or any other 
attorney under him shall commence upon the account 
of any land tennements herediments debts or otherwise 
dew to the said John Ludlam from any person or per- 
sons what soever in Derbyshire in old England or elss- 
where & doe likewise allow Thomas Cardale one eighth 
partt of the trew vallew of what shall be recovered over 
and above his reasonable charges & exspences and do 
further stand to and abide all accidentes whether by sea 
or otherwaise in transporttinge of goods which the said 
Thomas Cardale shall at his descretion buy for the said 
John Ludlam then this present obligation to be void & 
of no effect otherwaies to remaine in full force & vertew 



140 Records of the Town of 

— if Thomas Cardale do not recover any estatte wither 

reall nor personall then the money allredy reseived of 

John Ludlam shall be in full satisfaction 

Sealld and dellivered John Ludlam O 

in presence of 

Jonathan Whitthead A trew coppy of the originall 

Gabriell Lott bond examined and entered pr 

Samuell Smith Sam ' • Ruscoe 

Gierke 
Page 358 
This Indenture made this sixth day of November 
in the yeare of our Lord Ghrist one thowsand seven 
hundred and three & in ye second yeare of the reigne of 
our Soverraigne Lady Ann by the grace of God Queen 
over England Scotland France & Irland Defender of ye 
Faith &c. between Isack Brokar of Newtowne in Queens 
County on Nassaw Island yeoman of the one party and 
Johanas Williamson of Jamaica in ye County & on ye 
Island abovsd yeoman of the other part wittnesseth that 
ye abovesd Isack Brokar for the sume of one hundred 
pounds to him in hand paid by the abovesd Johanas 
Williamson att or before the enseallinge and delivery of 
thes presents ye receipt whearof he the abovesd Isack 
Brokar doath herby acknowledge and himself therwith 
to be fully contented and paid and therof and therfrom 
every part and parcells therof doe herby acquitte exonar- 
ratte and discharge ye abovesd Johanas Williamson him 
his heires excecutors adminestrators and assignes for 
ever hath given granted bargained sold enffeofed as- 
sured and confirmed and doe by thes preasents give grant 
bargaine sell enfeoffe assure and confirme unto ye abovesd 
Johanas Williamson his heyres & assignes for ever all 
of a cartain messuage or tennement lyeinge as followeth 
in the Townshipe of Jamaica abovesd bounded as fol- 
loweth (viz) bounded westward by Newtowne south path 
southwardly by the meadow fence easterly by the land 
of Peter Hendrickeson northerly by ye land of the 
abovesd Johanas Williamson and he the abovesd Isack 
Brokar hath given granted bargined sold enfeofed asshured 



Jamaica, Long Island 141 

and confirmed and confirmed unto ye abovesd Johanas 
Williamson his heires and assignes for ever a cartain pece 
of meadow lyeinge at the south att the eastermost end 
of a neck comonly called and known by ye name of 
Longe Necke lyeinge between ye meadow that was 
Theophillus Phillipes and the meadow of Richard Bettes 
as allsoe half the ritte that shall arrise att south con- 
cerninge ye meadow with a two shillinge purchas right 
in undevided land in Newtowne which said ritt did 
formorly belonge to Edward Hunt together with all and 
singuler lands meadowes rittes bulldinges orchyardes 
gardens fencinges revertion and revertions remainder 
and remainders rents isshues profittes prevelidges ad- 
vantages herridittaments and every of ye appurtenances 
and and all ye right tytle intrest possestion proporty 
claime and demand whatsoever of him ye abovesd Isack 
Brokar his heyres or adminestrators made unto ye abovesd 
messhewage ore tenement & in all and to all & every partt 
& parcell therof unto ye abovesd Johanas Williamson 
his heyres and assignes for ever to have and to hold ye 
abovesd land meadow ritt of meadow ritte of land unto 
ye solle and only proper use benifitt & behouff of him the 
abovesd Johanas Williamson his heires & assignes for 
ever and further the said Isack Brokar doe for himself 
his heyres excecutors & adminestrators promise covenant 
& grant to and wit,h ye abovesd Johanas Williamson his 
heyres excecutores adminestratores and assignes that he 
the sd Isack Brokar now at the makinge seallinge and 
delivery herof beinge rightfully seazed of ye abovesd 
premisses herby to be granted haveing full power lawfull 
authority have herby granted the same unto ye abovesd 
Johanas Williamson his heyres & assignes shall remaine 
seazed of ye abovesd messhuage & granted premises of 
a good and perfect easstatte of inherritance & that the 
abovesd Johanas Williamson his heyres and assignes at 
ye day of makeinge herof and att all time and times 
for ever after ye datte of this deed remaine freely and 
clerly acquitted releassed & discharged of & from all 
manor of other & formor bargines salles allinations mor- 



142 Records of the Town of 

gages joyntters dowreas judgements exceeutions extents 
& all other charges & incumbrances what soever & 
further the sd Isack Brokar his heyres excecutores & 
adminestratores the herin befor granted & mentioned 
premisses heridittaments & every of ye apurtenances 
unto ye abovesd Johanas Williamson his heyres & as- 
signes shall and will warrent & for ever by thes presents 
defend ye abovesd measshuage & every partt of ye 
granted premises of him & against any person or persons 
what so ever lay any just claim to ye sd premises in 
wittnes wherof ye abovesd Isack Brokar hath herunto 
sett his hand & seall ye day and year first above writ- 
ten Isack Brokar O 
Signed sealled & dellivered 
in presence of us 
John Oke 
Will™ Gleane 

Page 359 
Memorandam on the eaight day of November 1703 
then appered befor Daniell Whithead Esquier one of 
Hur Majesties Justices for the Peace for Queens County 
the her befor named Isack Brokar and did acknowledg 
this instrument to be his free & vollontary act & deed 

Danll Whitthead 

This is a trew coppy of ye orrigonall deed & acknowl- 
edgement pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clarke 

This Indenture made this sixth day of November in 
ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand seven hundread 
& three & ye second year of the reigne of our Sover- 
raigne Lady Ann by the grace of God Queen over England 
Scottland France & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. 
beetween Johanas Williamson & Leonah his wife of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nassau Island on ye one 
partt & John Sneadeker of the Towne County & Island 
abovesd yeoman of ye other partt wittnesseth that ye 
abovesd Johanas Williamson and Leonah his wifF for 



Jamaica, Long Island 143 

the sume of fivety five pounds to them in hand paid by 
ye abovesd John Snedekure at or before ye enseallirige 
& delHverry of thes preasentes ye receipt wherof he ye 
abovesd Johanas WilUamson & Leonah his wiflFe doe 
herby acknowledge & themselves therwith to be flFully 
contented & paid & therof & therfrom & of & from every 
partt & parcells therof doe herby acquitt exonorratt & 
discharge ye abovesd John Sneadeker his heires & as- 
signs for ever have giveen grantted bargined sold ashured 
& confirmed and doe by thes give grant bargin sell enffeof 
asshure & confirm for ever unto ye abovesd John Sneade- 
kure his heires & assignes all of a cartain pecce or parcell 
of land lyeinge and beinge in ye Townshipe of Jamaica 
abovesd bounded as ffolloweth (viz) begininge att the 
southeast cornor of ye abovesd John Sneadeker's lott 
beinge ye bounds betwen the land of Johanas Williamsons 
land & ye abovesd John Sneadekers & from thence upon 
a direct line to ye south cornore of ye abovesd Johanas 
Williamsons howes & soe to Newtown south path take- 
inge in half ye well with ye preveledge of a way to goe 
round ye said howes with a waggen & all ye land lyeinge 
on ye northwest side of ye sd line that did belonge to 
ye sd Johanas Williamson together with all and singuler 
buldinges orchardes ritt revertion & revertions remainder 
& remainders & every of ye appurtenances and all the 
ritt title intrest possestion and proporty claim ore de- 
mand wt soever of him ye abovesd Johanas Williamson 
& Leonah his wiffe them their heyres excecuts & admst 
made unto ye abovesd land & granted premisses & in all 
& to all & every part & parcell therof unto ye abovesd 
John Snedeker his heires & assignes for ever to have 
and to holde ye abovesd land and granted premises 
unto ye sole & proper use benifitt & behoofe of him ye 
abovesd John Sneadekure his heyres and assignes for 
ever and further ye abovesd Johanas Williamson and 
Lenah his wiffe doe for themselves their heires excecu- 
tores & admins promis covenant and grant to & with ye 
abovesd John Snedeker his heires & assignes that he ye 
sd Johanas Williamson & his heyres att ye day of make- 



144 Records of the Town of 

inge herof is rittfully seized of the abovesd land & granted 
premisses (untill) haveinge full power & lawfull authorrety 
to sell ye same unto ye abovesd John Snedeker him his 
heyres & assignes shall remain seized of ye sd premisses 
of a good absoolut and perfect easstatt of inherritance 
in ffree simple and at ye day of makeinge herof and att 
all times for ever after ye datte of this deed to remaine 
frelly & clerly acquitted releassed & dischargeed of & 
from all manor of other & formor bargines salles allina- 
tions morgages joynters dowries judgements extents & 
all other charges & incumbrances whatsoever and further 
ye abovesd Johanas Williamson & Leonah his wiff his 
heirs excecutors and and adminis shall & will warrant & 
for ever by thes presents defend ye abovesd land and 
granted premises of from and against any person or per- 
sons whatsoever shall lay any just claim to the abovesd 
land & granted premises in wittnes wherof ye abovesd 
Johanas Williamson and Leonah his wiff have herunto 
sett their hands and sealles the day and dat first above 
written 

Turn over the leaf for the rest and at ye bottom you 
will find it 

Page 360 

Wheras ther hath ben sevrall differances had movein 
and dependinge within the Town of Jamaica in Queens 
County & Island of Nassau concerninge the buldinge 
or errectinge a meettinge howes or church within sd Town 
and as allsoe the accountes & demands & charges ther- 
unto &c which with all other controverties had moveing 
or dependinge or any wais relattinge therunto being this 
day mewtually refered by Daniell Whitthead Esqre 
Joseph Smith Esquier Nicolas Eaveritt Esqre Edward 
Burrows Jonas Wood of the one party and Ffredrik Hen- 
drickson John Okea Will'" Creed Hendrik Lott Doras 
Polhelmas Elderd Lewkes Robert Road of the other 
parties on behalf of themselves and otheres conserned 
have this day refered all the said matter and differance 
in controverty unto the finall hering and determination 
of John Coe Esqr Judg Samuell Edsall Esqr and Content 



Jamaica, Long Island 145 

Titus Esqr Justices & wee doe for us our heires excecu- 
tores and adminestratores oblidge our selves joyntly 
& sevrally in the peanall sume of on hundred pounds cur- 
rent monys of NewYork unto each other his heires excecu- 
tors or adminestratores to be paid unto the parties 
observant by the parties defective in the performance of 
ye award of the abov sd persones as wittnes our hands 
& seals in Jamaica this 15 of Aprill 1701 & in ye 13th 
year of His Majsts reign W"" ye 3*^ &c. 
Daniell Whithead O Will™ Creed O 

Nicolas Everitt O Hendrick Lott O 

Joseph Smith O Elderd X Lukes O 

Jonas Wood O his mark 

Ffredkik X Hendriks O 
Signed seald & his mark 

delivered in Theodoras Pollhelmas O 

presence of John Oke O 

John Harrisson 
Peter Chacke 

A trew coppy pr 

Sam^i Ruscoe 

Clarke 
(from 359) 
first above written Johanas Williamson O 

Signed Seald & dellivered Leonah X Williamson O 
in presens of her mark 

John Oke 
Will Gleane 

Memorandam on ye eaight day of this instant No- 
vember 1703 then appered befor Daniell Whithead 
Esquire one of Her Majs. Justices for ye Peace for 
Queens County within named Johanas Williamson & 
Leonah his wife & did acknowledg this instrument to 
be their free & voUontary act & deed 

Daniell Whitthead 

A trew coppy of the origonal deed pr 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clarke 



146 Records of the Town of 

Page 361 
Jamaica Aprill the 15th 1701 wheras by vertew and 
power unto us dellivered by the within obligation &e. 
to heare arbetratt and determine and ffinall conclution 
beinge all & eavery the controverties therin mentioned 
and wee haveinge dewly & impartially considered the 
same and heringe boath parties &c. doe give in this our 
award as ffolloweth viz that wee award all thoos att 
the west of Jamaica that is the Duchmen and William 
Creed and Robertt Read that hath not perfectly and 
wholly payed their rattes assesed for the bulding the 
Church or mettinge howes in Jamaica shall pay their 
severall partes unpaid within three weeks after this datte 
then them & their heires to be for ever acquitted of 
any claime or demand what soever conserninge the 
buldinge or erectinge sd church or mettinge howes or 
any disbursments theron and the parties conveined in 
opposition to each other in sd controverty to releas exon- 
oratt & acquitt each other of all formor controverties 
conserninge sd church or melting howes desiringe thay 
may amecably agree & live in love together & this wee 
give in as our award as under our hands and scales the 
abovesd datte 

John Coe O 

Samuell Edsall O 

Content Titus O 



A trew coppy pr 



Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clarke 



This Indenture made this eighttenth day of September 
in the first yeare of ye reigne of our Soverraigne Ladye 
Anne by the grace of God Queen of England Scottland 
Ffrance & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand seven hundreed 
and two between Daniell Oldfeld of Jamaica in Queens 
County on the Island of Nassaw in the Collony of New- 
Yorke on the one party & Thomas Burrowes of ye same 



Jamaica, Long Island 147 

Towne County Island & Collony as aforsd on the other 
party wittnesseth that ye sd Daniell Oldfeld for and in 
considerration of a vallewable sume of good and lawfull 
moneys of ye Collony aforesaid to him in hand paid by 
ye aforesd Thomas Burrowes at or befor ye enseallinge 
& dellivery of thes presentes ye receipt wherof wee the 
aforesd Daniell Oldfeld & Hester his now wife as beinge 
a party consernd in ye seallinge & dellivery of thes pres- 

Page 362 
entes doth herby acknowledge ourselves to be therwith 
fully sattisfyed contented & payd & therof & therfrom 
and every partt and parcell therof they doth by thes 
presentes for ever acquitt exonorratte & discharge ye 
aforsd Thomas Burrowes & his heires excecutors admines- 
trators & assigns hath giveen granted ellinatted bar- 
gind and sold enfeofed and confirmd and doath by thes 
presents clerly fully and absolutly give grant bargine & 
sell alinatte enfeof & confirme unto the aforesd Thomas 
Burrowes his heires excecutrs adminestrators & assignes 
for ever all that four tenths of a ten acer lott of meadow 
as it was layd out be it more ore less cittuatte lyeing 
& beinge in the boundes of Jamaica att a place comonly 
knoWn or called by the name of Longe Neck with all ye 
prevelidges and rightes of upland therunto belongeinge 
within ye said neck & all ye rights of comonage belonge- 
inge to a four acre right of meadow bounded as ffolloweth 
by ye meadow southwest of Joseph Bartons now in ye 
tenuer & ockepation of ye aforesd Thomas Burowes his 
heires excecutors adminestrators & assignes to have and 
to holde for ever & the same to be & remaine to ye only 
soil propor use benifitt & behoffe of him ye abovesd 
Thomas Burrowes his heires excecutores adminestratores 
& assignes for ever and the said salle shall warrent good 
in law & by thes presents shall for ever defend against all 
formor salles givftes morgages or any other intangell- 
ments or incumbrances what soever with a warrente 
to defend the same against any intrest proporty claim 
or demand from me the abovesd Daniell Oldfeld & 
Hesther my now wiffe our heires excecutores adminestra- 



148 Records of the Town of 

tors & assignes for ever and from all ore any claime or 
claimes from an person or persons what soever layeinge 
any just claime therunto in testemony wherof wee have 
herunto sett out handes & sealles the day & yeare first 
above written 

Signed seald & dellivered Daniell Oldfeld O 
in presens of Hester X Oldfeld O 

Zacariah Milles her mark 

Tho. Card ALL 
RoBT. Read 

Jamaica October ye 24th 1702 then appered befor 
me Edward Burrowes one of Her Majsts Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County Daniell Oldfeld and Hester his 
now wiffe & did acknowledg this above instrument to 
be their vollontary act & deed Test Ed. Burrowes 

Justice 

A trew coppy of the orrigonall deed pr 

Sam'i Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 363 

December ye 5h 1684 

Be it known unto all men by thes presents that I 
John Denman of Newtowne on Longe Island in Queens 
County in ye Province of Yorkshire in America have 
allinated & sould & by thes presents doe to all intents 
& purposes allinat sell & make over unto John Ludly 
of Jamaica in ye same County a certain pece or parcell 
of meadow ground sittuatt lyeinge & beinge in the bounds 
and limitts of Jemaica aforsd att a place comonly called 
ore known by ye name of the further east necke beinge 
the second lot upon the sd necke nominated five acers 
more ore less that is to say ye half of a ten acer lott as it 
was layd out this meadow was formorly Fulk Davises 
belongeinge to ye sd Towne of Jamaica & afterwards 
became his sones Jonathan Davises & afterwards became 
the bovesd John Denmans this bovesd parcell of 
meadow beinge bounded by ye west by the meadow of 



Jamaica, Long Island 149 

Fulke Daves & on ye east by ye meadow of Samuell 
Mills on ye south by ye bay know all therfor that I the 
bovesd John Denman have as above mentioned allinatted 
& sould ye bovesd meadow unto the sd John Ludly 
his heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes for ever 
I say to ye propor use & behouf of him the sd John Ludly 
his heirs excecutors & admines & assignes to enter upon 
& mak use of occupy & in joy as his own propor goods & 
just rights quiattly to posses from any person that shall 
lay any just claim to it ore any part of it by my assent 
ore consent ore any power deriveed from me & doe in- 
gage myself to defend the same as is afor mentioned in 
trew performance of this my deed & trew meaninge of 
the same I have interchangabley sett to my hand & seall 
ye day & yeare aforesd 

Signed seald & dellivered John Denman O 

in the presents of 

ASHTER X MaHEALLE 

Theophilus Phillips 
William X Smith 
his mark 

These presents testefy y* I John Ludlam of Jamaica 
in Queens County within mentioned doe fully freely & 
absolutly for full sattisf action reseaived assigne & sett 
over from me my heirs & assignes this within written 
deed of salle unto my brother William Ludlume of ye 
sd Town & County his heirs & assignes to have & to hold 
for ever & from any persons by ffrom ore under me 
claiminge any intrest to ye meadow as within mentioned 
ore upon any pretence what ever will for ever defend 
as wittnes my hand & seall this 24 day of Ffebrauary 
168 7/8 

Signed sealld & dellivered John Ludlam O 

before us 

Nehemiah Smith A trew coppy of the oridgonall 

Daniell Denton deed with thes assignement 

pr Sam'' RuscoE 

Clark 



150 , Records of the Town of 

Page 36J^ 
To all Christian peopell to whem thes presents shall 
cume John Steward of Jamaica in Queens County sendeth 
greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd John Stewartt 
with Ellizabeth my wiff for severall good resons and 
easses us & each of us therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to us in hand 
paid by William Ludlam of the sd Towne & County the 
receipt wherof we doe herby acknowledge and before 
the enseallinge and dellivery herof doe ackuitt & exon- 
oratt & discharge ye abovesd William Ludlam his heirs 
& assignes from any further claim ore demand for any 
part ore parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted 
allinatted released quitt claimd made over & sould unto 
ye abovesd William Ludlam his heirs excecutors & as- 
signes a sartain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge & beinge 
within ye bounds of Jamaica containing twenty acers as 
it was laid out more ore less which sd land I bought of 
Ellias Bayles of Jamaica aforsd beinge bounded as fol- 
loweth on ye north by a high way & east by Josiah Wig- 
gens & south by Mr, Daniell Whithead west by ye land 
of John Everitts childs all which said pece of land as 
abovesd I the abovesd John Stewart with Elliszabeth my 
wife have sould as aforsd unto ye aforsd William Ludlam 
all prevelidges profits fencings timbers trees woods under 
woods standinge or lyinge being upon the same to have 
and to hould unto ye sd William Ludlam his heirs & 
executors & assignes for ever & ye same to be & remaine 
to ye only propor use benefitt & behouf of him ye sd 
William Ludlam his heirs & assignes ye same to ockepy 
posses & in joy peaceably without lett ore hindrance 
and ye same shall and by thes presents will for ever 
will warrent & make good in law against* any claim ore 
demand from any person ore persons whatever warrent- 
ing this my sail good against all formor salles givfts 
morgages ore any other intanglements what ever with a 
warrente to defend ye same against any intrest proporty 
claim ore demand from us the sd John Stewartt or 
Elliszabeth my wife our heirs & assignes for ever to ye 



Jamaica, Long Island 151 

trew performance of all & every of the premises above 
said I the abovesd John Stewartt & Elliszabeth doe bind 
our selfs our heirs and assignes by subscribinge our names 
& settinge to our sealls this fourth day of January in ye 
fivfth year of Their Majestes reigne & in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred ninty and foure 
& five 

Signed seald & dellivered John Stewartt O 

in presence of O 

Samuell Smith A trew coppy of the oridgonall 

Sam'' Ruscoe enterd pr Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 

Be itt knowne to all persons whome it may any waies 
conserne that Nehemiah Smith (planter) inhabetant of 
Jamaica in Queens County pertaininge to ye Province of 
NewYorke hath upon good considerrations moveinge 
him therunto granted giveen & doath by thes presents 
for him self his heirs freely fully & absolutly grant give 
allinatt & make over to his sone in law William Ludlam 
of ye Towne and County abovesd a certain parcell of 
upland viz ten acers more ore less being & lyinge east- 
ward of ye Towne buted & bounded one ye north with 
John & Joseph Ludlams land one ye east with a high way 
which leads to ye south meadowes & on ye south with a 
high way which leads over ye head of ye bogges & on 
ye west with Joseph Smiths lott which parcell of land the 
sd Nehemiah Smith doath this his deed and instrument 

Page 365 
fully & firmly give grant allinatte & make over from him 
his heirs & forever unto ye sd William Ludlam his heirs 
& assignes to have & to hold with all ye improvements 
fencings benifits prevelidges profitts conveanninces be- 
longeinge ore any waies appertaininge therto for ye sole 
and propor use benefitt & behouf of ye sd William Lud- 
lam his heirs & assignes for ever ye sd Smithe only ex- 
ceptinge & reservinge to himself ye use & improvements 
of one half of ye said land which is now under tilliage for 
foure ore five yeares enshuinge the datte herof in cass 



152 Records of the Town of 

ye sd Smith shall have ocation & see cass to make use of 
it be itt allsoe knowne further more the sd Nehemiah 
Smith hath likewise granted and doath by this deed 
freely and absoluttly grant give allinat and make over 
from him his heirs excecutors ore adminestrators for 
ever unto ye abovesd William his heirs & assignes to have 
& to hold posses & in joy for ever a small addition of 
meadow laid out to the sd Smith for two acers more ore 
less bounded with the lott which was Samll Barkers on 
ye west & on Freemans lott on ye east rainging downe 
to ye salt bay the sd addition of meadow with any prevel- 
idge of comons that doath ore shall belonge ore any waies 
herafter appertain therunto to be & remain to ye soole 
proper use benefit & improvement of ye sd William ore 
his assignes for ever & for ye full performance of all & 
every ye sd premises ye sd Smith hath sett herunto his 
hand & affixed his seall this fourth day of March in ye 
yeare one thowsand sixe hundred eaighty eaight or nine 
Sighned seald & dellivered Nehemiah Smith O 

in presence of 

John Pruden A trew coppy of ye origonall 

John Smith deed of givft entered pr 

Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume wee John and Joseph Ludlam boath of Jamaica 
in Queens County send greettinge now know yea y* 
wee ye sd John & Joseph Ludlam for a vallewable con- 
sidderration in hand payd have giveen granted allinated 
bargined sold enfeofed & confirmd & by thes presents doe 
for our selves our heirs & assignes fully firmly & abso- 
lutly give grant bargin sell alline enfeof & confirm unto 
our brother William Ludlam of ye sd Towne & County 
his heirs & assignes a certain trackt of land containinge 
seven acers lyinge & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica 
& is bounded by John & Josephs land befor mentioned 
on ye west on ye north by ye road that goes to Hemp- 
steed on ye east by ye road called Freemans road & on 



Jamaica, Long Island 153 

ye south by the land of Nehemiah Smith which sd seven 
acers of land together with ye timber fencinge prevelidges 
& appurtenances from us ye sd John & Joseph Ludlam 
our heires & assignes to have and to hould poses & injoy 
for himself his heirs & assignes for ever & ye sd John & 
Joseph Ludlam ye sd seven acers of land from any person 
ore persons by from ore under us or upon any pretence 
what ever claiminge any intrest to ye sd land doe & by 
thes presents will for ever defend unto ye sd William 
Ludlam his heirs & assignes that this is our act & deed 
wee testefy by settinge to our hands & sealls this twenty 
fourth day of Febrauary Anoqe Dominy 168 7/8 & in 
the third yeare of our Soverraigne Lord James ye Second 
by ye grace of God of England Scottland France & Irland 
King Defender of ye Faith 

Signed sealld & dellivered John Ludlam O 

in ye presence of Joseph X Ludlam O 

Nehemiah Smith his mark 

Dan 1' Denton A trew coppy pr 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 366 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Barker and Peter Stringeham the one 
of Hamsteed and the other beinge inhabetant of Jamaica 
boath of Queens County in the Island of Nassaw send- 
eth greetting — Know yea that wee the abovesd Samuell 
Barker & Peter Stringham for severall good resons con- 
sidderrations & casses us therunto moveinge but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sume of moneyes to us in 
hand paid by Samuell Carpenter of Jamaica in the Island 
& County abovesd the reseipt wherof wee doe herby 
own and befor the enseallinge & delivery of thes presents 
doe own & acknowledge ourselves to be therwith fully 
contented sattisfyed and paid and therof and therfrom 
doe exonorratt acquitt and discharge him the said Samuell 
Carpenter his heires excecutors & adminestratores of & 
from any further claime ore demand for any part ore 
parcell therof have given grantted covenanted allinatted 



154 Records of the Town of 

releast enfeoft quitt claimd made over and sold and by 
thes presents doe acknowledge to have from us our heires 
excecutors adminestratores and assignes a certain pece 
ore parcell of upland lyeinge & beinge in the boundes of 
Jamaica containinge seven acres & a half more ore less 
as it wass laid out lyeing in the midle devition & is bounded 
as followeth viz on the eastward bounded by the high- 
way ore hay path leading to ye hether East Neck & 
southward by Cap*" John Carpenter & westward by the 
highwaye leadinge to Mr. Whittheads mill & north by 
John Lambertson all which said pece ore parcell of up- 
land accordinge as it is above butted and bounded with 
all timbers trees woods under woods standing ore lyeinge 
beinge upon & belongeinge to the same together with all 
& singuler the prevelidges profites and benifites with their 
and every of their appurtenances wee the abovesd Samuell 
Barker and Peter Stringeham have as abovesd sould to 
ye aforsd Samuell Carpenter his heires excecutors ad- 
minestrators & assignes to have and to hold ockepy and 
peaceably to in joy for ever & ye same to be and remaine 
to ye only solle propor use benifitt and behouf of him the 
abovesd Samuell Carpenter his heires & assignes free and 
clerly discharged of & from all formor salles givftes mor- 
gages leases dowres joynters or any other intangellments 
ore incumbrances whatsoever and the same shall war- 
rent & by thes presentes for ever defend against any 
claim or demand from any person ore persons layeing 
any claim therto with a warrente to defend ye same 
against any intrest proporty claim ore demand from us 
ye abovesd Samuell Barker & Peter Stringham our heirs 
excecutors & adminestrators for ever for ever in confirma- 

Page 367 
tion of all & every the abovesd premises wee doe bind 
ourselves as abovesd by subscribinge our names & 
affixeing our sealls this twenty third day of December in 
the tenth year of His Majesties reigne & in the yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & eaight 

Samuell X Barker O 
his mark 



Jamaica, Long Island 155 

Signed selled & dellivered 

in presence of Fetter X Stringham O 

Nathan Smith his mark 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye orrigeonall 

Massey X Ruscoe pr Sam^^ Ruscoe 

her mark Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume John Lamberttson of Jamaica for sevrall good 
resons & casses mee therunto moveing but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable sume of moneyes to mee in hand 
paid by Samuell Carpenter of ye abovesd Towne Island 
& County the receipt wherof I doe herby own & acknowl- 
edge myself to be therwith contented sattisfyed & paid 
& therof & therfrom doe for ever exonorratte acquitt 
& discharge him the sd Samuell Carpenter his heires 
excecutores adminestrators & assignes of & from any 
further claim ore demand for any partt or parcell therof 
have giveen granted covenanted allinatted released en- 
feofed quitte claimd mad over and sold unto the abovesd 
Samuell Carpenter his heires excecutors adminestrators 
and assignes a certain pece or parcell of land lyeinge and 
beeinge within the boundes & limites of Jamaica abovesd 
containing four acers and a half as it was layd out bee it 
more ore less and bounded as followeth viz. east by Free- 
mans path & south by the land of the abovesd Sam^' 
Carpenter lattly bought from Samuell Barker & west by 
the highway that leads to Mr. Whitheads mill and north 
by Nehemiah Smith all which abovesd pece ore parcell of 
upland as it is above bounded and exsprest together 
with all the rightes prevelidges & appurtenances ther- 
unto belongeinge with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standinge ore lyeinge beinge upon ore belongeinge 
to the same to have and to hold for ever and the same to 
be & remain to the only propor use benifitt and behouf 
of him the abovesd Samuell Carpenter his heires and 
assignes free & clerly discharged of and from any claim 
ore demand from any person ore persons layeinge any 
just claim therunto and the said salle shall warrent & by 



156 Records of the Town of 

thes presents defend against any formor salles givfts 
morgages dowerys ore any other entanglements whatever 
with a warrente defend the same against any intrest 
property claim ore demand from me the sd John Lam- 
berttson my heires and assignes for ever in conformation 
wherof I sett to my hand & seall this ninth day of May 
in the elleventh yeare of His Majesties reigne & in the 
yeare of our Lord Christ 1699 

Signed seald & dellivered Jon Lamberttson O 

in presence of 

John Pruden A trew coppy of the orig- 

Samuell Rusco eonall deed pr 

Benjamin Thurston Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 368 

Jamaica Febrauary the 14 1698/9 

Then reseived of John Snedekur of the Towne abovesd 
in Queens County the full & just sume of sixeten poundes 
beinge in full of all depts dewes and demands what- 
soever either by bill bondes on any other waies and I 
doe herby exonoratt acquitt and discharge the abovesd 
John Snedekur his heres & assigns of & from any further 
demand for any partt or parcell therof either from me 
my heirs excecutors or adminsstrators for ever in wittnes 
wherof I doe sett to my hand this 15 of Febrauary in ye 
llh year of His Majesties reigne Anoqu 1698/9 
Testes Danll Whithead 

Hendrickes Heagoman 

A trew coppy pr 

Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 369 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Smith of Jamaica in Queens County in ye 
Island of Nassaw yeoman sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I ye abovesd Sam" Smith for severall good 
considerrations & casses me therunto movinge but more 
easspeatily for a full & absolut sattisfaction to me in 



Jamaica, Long Island 157 

hand paid by Mr. Daniell Whitthead belongeinge to 
Jamaica aforsd the receipt wherof I doe herby own & 
acknowledge to be therwith contented sattisfyed & paid 
& therof & therfrom acquitt & discharge the the abovesd 
Daniell Whitthead his heires & assignes of & from all 
& all maner of claimes for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated enfeofd releast 
quit claimed made over & sold & by thes presents doe 
own & acknowledge to have from me my heirs exceas 
& adminestrators fully & freely & firmly giveen granted 
covenanted allinated enfeofed releast quitte claimd 
made over & sold unto the above said Daniell Whitthead 
his heirs excecu*^ adminestr^ & assignes all that my 
wholl right in ye east devition which is a fiveten acer 
right as allsoe with ye right of a small lott all which 
abovesd land & premises as it is butted & bounded as 
followeth Imprimes by W"" Sallyer north and John Man 
on ye south & westward by ye Plain Rune & eastward 
by Fosters Meadow as allsoe one lott beinge in ye second 
devition bounded by Daniell Whitthead on the north 
& John Man on ye south frontinge upon Freemans path 
& reringe upon the Little Plaine Rune all which abovesd 
partt & parcell of upland with all & every of ther parts 
& appurttenances I ye abovesd Samuell Smith with 
Mary my wife have as abovesd sold as aforsd unto ye 
abovesd Daniell Whithed his heirs and assignes to have 
and to hold forever & ye same to be & remain to the 
only proper use benifitt & behoufe of him the abovesd 
Daniell Whitthead his heirs & assignes for ever & ye 
same shall & will for ever warrent & by thes presentsfor 
ever defend against any claim intrest proporty ore de- 
mand from any person ore persons lawfully layinge any 
claime therto as allsoe from all right title intrest claime 
ore demand as a warrente against any further demands 
from mee ye sd Samuell Smith & Mary my wiffe our heirs 
excecu*^ adminestrators and assignes for ever in wittnes 
wherof wee sett to our hands & sealls this third day of 



158 Records of the Town of 

October in ye eaight yeare of His Majestis reigne & in 

the yeare of our Lord one thowsand sixe hundreed ninty 

and sixe 

Signed seald and delivered Samuell Smith O 

in presence of 

James Clement A trew coppy of the origonall 

Sam** RuscoE deed pr Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 370 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Benjamin Thirston of Jamaica in Queens 
County one Longe Island allies Nassau sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesd Benjamin Thirston for 
severall reassons considerrations & casses mee therunto 
moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable sat- 
tisf action to me in hand payd by Cap*" Daniell Whit- 
head of the abovesd Towne Island and County ye re- 
ceipt wherof I the sd Benjamin Thirstone doe herby 
owne and before the enseallinge and dellivery of thes 
presents doe acknowledge to be therwith fully contented 
sattisfyed and paid and therof & therfrom doe for ever 
exonorat acquitt & discharge the said Cap*" Daniell 
Whithead his heires & assignes from any further claime 
ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releassed quitte claimed 
bargined enfeofd made over & sould and by thes presents 
doe acknowledge to have from me my heirs excecutors 
& adminestrators fully and absolutly giveen granted 
covenanted releast quitte claimd made over and sould 
to ye aforsd Daniell Whithead his heirs excecutors ad- 
minestrators & assignes a sertain pece of upland lyinge 
and beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica containinge seven 
acers & a half more ore less as it was layd out and sould 
to me by Wait Smith of ye sd Town and County bounded 
north by Nathaniell Denton & Samuell Smith one ye 
south side and soe to rune to ye boundes between Hemp- 
sted and Jamaica which sd pece of land as it is above 
bounded & exsprest I ye sd Benjamin Thirston have as 
aforsd sould to ve abovesd Daniell Whithead his heirs 



Jamaica, Long Island 159 

& assignes with all timbers trees woods under woods 
standinge ore lyinge beinge upon the same together 
with all ye rights titles intrest property claime & demand 
in & unto ye sd pece of land to have and to hould ockepy 
posses & injoy for ever & ye same to be and remaine 
to ye only proper use benefit and behouf of him ye sd 
Daniell Whithead his heirs and assignes free and & clerly 
discharged of & from all formore sales gifts morgages ore 
other entanglements what ever & ye same shall warrent 
and by thes presents for ever defend against any claim 
ore demand from any person ore persons what ever with 
a warren te to defend the same against any intrest proporty 
claim ore demand from me the said Benjamin Thirston 
my heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes for ever 
for the trew performance of all & every the before granted 
& bargined premises I the sd Benjamin Thirston doe bind 
my self my heirs excecutors and adminestrators firmly 
by settinge to my hand and fixeinge my seall this fivfth 
day of Febrauary in ye ninth yeare of His Majestis reigne 
and in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe 
hundred ninty & seven eaight 

Signed seald and dellivered Benjamin Thirston O 
in presence of Sarah X Thirston O 

Hendrick X Harreson her mark 

his mark 
Sam'' Ruscoe A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 371 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Benjamine Thirstone of Jamaica in Queens 
County one Longe Island allies Nassaw yeoman black- 
smith sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the said 
Benjamine Thirston for severall good reassons and 
casses mee therunto moveinge but more easspatily for a 
vallewable sume of moneys to me in hand paid by Cap*° 
Daniell Whithead of the sd Towne Island and County 
to my sattisfaction the receipt wherof I the sd Benjamin 
Thirston doe herby owne and before ye enseallinge and 



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dellivery of thes presents doe acknowledge to be ther- 
with fully contented sattisfyed and paid and therof & 
therfrom doe for ever exonoratt ackuitt and discharge 
the abovesd Daniell Whithead his heires excecutors ad- 
minestrators & assignes from any claime ore demand 
for any part ore parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated releast enfeoft quitte claimed made 
over and sould and by thes presents doe acknowledge 
to have from me my heares excecutors & adminestrators 
sould a sartain pece ore trackt of upland lyinge and 
beinge in the boundes of Jamaica containinge eaight 
acers more ore less as it was layd out & bounded as fol- 
loweth the north by the land of the sd Daniell Whithead 
& on the east with the land that was ye the Burlinges on 
the south with ye land that was Ellias Bayles & on the 
west by the Little Plaines which sd pece of land as it 
is above bounded & exsprest together with all timbers 
trees woods under woodes standinge & lyinge beinge 
the same with all other the rights prevelidges and profits 
& benifits therunto belongeinge ore in any waies ap- 
pertaininge to ye same to have and to hould ockepy 
posses and in joy for ever free & clerly discharged of and 
from all formore sales givfts morgages ore any other 
entanglements whatever and ye ye same to be & remaine 
to ye only proper use benefit and behoufe of him ye 
said Cap*" Daniell Whitthead his heires & assignes for 
ever & ye same shall warrent and by these presents for 
ever defend against any claim ore demands from any 
person ore persons layinge any just claim therto with 
a warrentee to defend ye same against any intrest prop- 
orty claime ore demand from me ye sd Benjamin Thirston 
my heires excecutors adminestrators & assignes for ever 
to ye trew performance of all & every the before bargined 
& granted premises I the sd Benjamin Thirston doe 
bind my self my heires excecutors & adminestrators by 
thes presents firmly seald with my seall and datted this 
first day of Ffebrauary in the ninth yeare of His Majesties 



Jamaica, Long Island 



161 



reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty seven eaight 



Signed seald & delivered 
in presence of 
Hendrick Harresson 

his mark 
Samuell Ruscoe 



Benjamin Thirston O 
Sarah x Thirston O 
her mark 



A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 
pr Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 372 
This Indenture made this 12th daye of December 
in the 12th yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand and 
seven hundreed betwen Samuell Bayles of Jamaica 
in Queens County one the Island of Nassaw yeoman of 
the one party and Benjamine Thirston of the same 
Towne Island & County blakesmith one the other party 
yeoman wittneseth that the abovesd Samuell Bayles for 
severall good resons & casses him therunto moveinge but 
more easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction by him 
allredy reseaived from the abovesd Benjamine Thirston 
the receipt wherof he doath herby own & before the 
enseallinge & dellivery of thes presents doath acknowl- 
edge himself to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed 
and paid and therof & therfrom doath for ever exonoratt 
aquitt & discharge him the said Benjamin Thirston his 
heires excecutors adminestrators & assignes of & from 
any further claim or demand for any part or parcell 
therof have given granted covenanted allinated releast 
quitte claimd bargined & sould & by thes presents doath 
herby acknowledge to have from him his heires excecu- 
tors adminestrators & assignes fully & absolutly giveen 
granted covenanted allinated enfeoft releast quitte 
claimd made over and sold unto him the abovesd Benja- 
mine Thirston his heires excecutores adminestrators & 
assignes a twenty acer right of devition of bogges sittuat 
lyeinge & beinge within the boundes and limites of Ja- 
maica abovesd which said twenty acer right of bogges 
is yeatt unlaid out I say that I the sd Sam'' Bayles have 
as aforsd sold to the abovesd Benjamine Thirston the 



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befor mentioned twenty acer right of devition of bogges 
with all the prevelidges profites and benifits therunto 
belongeinge or to the same any wais appertaininge the 
same to have and to hold ockepy poses and injoy for 
ever & the same to be & remaine to the only sole propor 
use benifitt behoufe of him the abovesd Ben j amine 
Thirston his heires exeecutors and assignes for ever 
fre and clerly discharged of & from all formor sales gifts 
morgages or any other intanglments what so ever and 
the same shall warrent and by thes presents for ever 
defend against any claime ore demand from any person 
ore persons layeinge any just claim therto with a war- 
rente to defend the same against any intrest proporty 
claim ore demand from me the sd Samuell Bayles my 
heires exeecutors adminestrators for ever in confirmation 
wherof the sd Sam'' Bayles doath bind himself his heires 
exeecutors & adminestrators by thes presents firmly 
sealled with his seall & datted the day & year above 
written 

Signed seald & dellivered Samll Bayles O 

in presence of A trew coppy 

Peter Whitt pr Sam'' Ruscoe 

George Clark Clark 

Page 373 
To all Christian peopell to whome these presents 
shall cume Thomas Wellinge of Jamaica in Queens County 
on the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Thomas Wellinge for severall good 
considerrations and casses me therunto moveinge but 
more easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction by me 
allredy reseaived from Benjamine Thuston of the abovesd 
Towne Island and County the reseipt wherof I doe herby 
own & befor the enseallinge & dellivery of thes presentes 
doe acknowledge myself to be therwith fully contented 
sattisfyed & paid & therof & therfrom doe for ever exon- 
oratt acquitt & discharge him the sd Benjamine Thirston 
his heirs exeecutors adminestrators & assignes of & from 
any further claime ore demand for any partt ore parcell 
therof have giveen granted covenanted allinatted re- 



Jamaica, Long Island 163 

least enfeoft quitt claimd made over and sould and by 
thes presentes doe acknowledge to have from me my heires 
excecutors & adminestrators fully & absolutly covenanted 
giveen granted releast enfeoft quitt claimd made over 
& sould unto ye abovesd Ben j amine Thirston his heires 
excecutrs adminestrators & assignes a cartain ten acer 
right of devition of bogges comonly soe called situatt 
lyeinge & beinge within the boundes and limits of Ja- 
maica abovesd yeat to be laid out & devided I say that 
I the abovesd Thomas Wellinge have as abovesd sold 
to the aforsd Benjamine Thirston his heirs or assigns 
the before mentioned ten acer right of devition of boges 
with all the rights prevelidges profits & benifits & ap- 
purtenances therunto belongeinge or to the same any 
wais appertaininge the same to have and to hold ockepy 
poses & injoy for ever and the same to be & remain to 
the only sole propor use benifit & behouf claime & de- 
mand of him the abovesd Benjamine Thirston his heirs 
excecutors adminestrators & assignes free & clerly dis- 
charged of & from all formor sales gifts morgages or any 
other entanglements what ever & the same shall warrent 
& by thes presents for ever defend against any clame ore 
clames from any person ore persons layeinge any just 
claime therunto with a warrente to defend the same 
against any against any intrest proporty claim ore demand 
from me the sd Thomas Wellinge my heirs excecutors 
& adminestrators for ever in in confirmation wherof the 
abovesd Thomas Wellinge doath bind himself his heires 
excecutors & adminestrators by thes presents firmly 
seald with his seall & datted this 19 day of December in ye 
12 year of His Majests reigne & in the year of our Lord 1700 
Signed seald & dellivered Thomas Wellinge X O 
in presenc of mark 

John Roads A trew copy 

Sam • • RuscoE pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 37J^ 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Jonathan Watters of Jamaica in Queens 



164 Records of the Town of 

County on the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I ye above said Jonathan Watters with 
Deborah my wiff for severall good reasons & casses us 
& each of us therunto nioveinge but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sume of good & lawfull moneys of the 
Province of NewYorke to us in hand paid by Ben- 
jamin Thirston of the abovesd Towne Island & County 
the receipt wherof we doe herby own & before the en- 
seallinge & delivery of thes presents doe acknowledge 
ourselves to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed & 
paid & therof & therfrom doe for ever exonorratt acquitt 
& discharge him the abovesd Benjamine Thirston his 
heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes of & from any 
further claim ore demand for any partt ore parcell therof 
have given grantted covenanted allinatted releast en- 
feoft quitt claimd mad over and sold & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from us our heires excecutors & 
adminestrators fully & absolutly giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated enfeoft quitt claimd made over and 
sold unto the abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires 
excecu" adminestrators & assignes a sartain pece ore 
parcell of upland lyeinge & beinge within the boundes & 
limites of Jamaica abovesd containinge eaighten acers 
more ore less as it was laid out & bounded as followeth 
viz northwest by Freemans path north by Thomas 
Welling & east by a lott formorly belongeinge to Joseph 
Thirston deseast & south by a lott formorly belongeinge 
to John Smith latte of Jamaica deseast together with 
all & singuler ye prevelidges profits & benefits therunto 
belongeinge or to the same in any wais appertaininge 
with all timbers trees woods under woods standinge or 
lyeinge beinge upon or belongeinge to ye same the abovesd 
Jonathan Watters with Deborah his wiff doath acknowl- 
edge to have sold as aforsd to the abovesd Benjamin 
Thirston his heires excecutors adminestrators & assigns 
the same to have and to hold ockepy poses & in joy for 
ever & the same to be & remaine to the only sole proper 
use benifitt & behouf of him the sd Benjamin Thirston 
his heirs & assigns for ever ffree & clerly discharged 



Jamaica, Long Island 165 

of & from all formor sails gifts morgages or any other 
entangellments whatsoever & the same shall warrent 
& by thes presents for ever defend against any claim or 
claims from any person or persons person or persons 

Page 375 
layeinge any just claim therunto with a warrentee to 
defend the same against any intrest property claim or 
demand from me ye sd Jonathan Watters & Deborah 
my wiffe our heirs excecutors & adminesstrators for ever 
& further the abovesd Jonathan Watters wth Deborah 
his wifle doath covenant & promiss to & with the abovesd 
Ben j amine Thirston his heirs & assigns that at any time 
or times from & after the datte herof they or ther heirs 
within the space of seven years next enshueinge to signe 
& seall & delliver unto the abovesd Benjamine Thirston 
his heirs & assignes such deed or deeds as may be more 
needfull or nessessary for the more sewer makeing & 
better holdinge ye premises as he ye sd Benjamin or his 
councels lernded in the law shall direct in confirmation 
of the premises the abovesd parties have bound them- 
selves by subscribinge their names & settinge to ther 
seals this sixetenth day of March in ye 14th yeare of 
His Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one 
thowsand seven hundred & two 

Signed sealld & dellivered Jonathan Watters O 

in presence of Deborah X Watters O 

Thomas Smith hur marke 

Rachell X Smith 

her mark A trew coppy pr 

Sam 11 RuscoE 

Clark 
Page 376 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Thomas Okeley of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Longe Island allis Nassau gentleman sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesd Thomas Okeley for severall 
good reasons considerrations & casses me therunto 
moveinge but more easspetily for a vallewable sattis- 
faction to me in hand paid by Benjamine Thirston of ye 



166 Records of the Town of 

abovesd Towne Island & County blaksmith the receipt 
wherof I the aforsd Thomas Okely doe herby owne and 
before the enseallinge & dehvery of thes presents doe 
acknowledge to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed 
and paid and therof and therfrom doe for ever exonoratt 
acquitt and discharge the aforsd Benjamine Thirston his 
heirs excecutors adminesstrators & assignes from any 
claime ore demand for for any part ore parcell therof 
have giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeofed 
quitte claimd bargined made over & sould & by thes 
presents doe acknowledg to have from mee my heires 
excecutors and adminesstrators fully and absoluttly 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted releast quitte 
bargined made over & sould unto ye abovesd Benjamin 
Thirston his heires excecutors adminesstrators and as- 
signes a sartain pece of medow lyeinge & beinge within 
the boundes of Jamaica it being the one half of that 
meadow that was formorly Joseph Smiths and Wait 
Smiths & sould to me by William Smith as by a deed bearr- 
ing datt January ye 28 1696 may apper & ye sd meadow 
lyeinge one ye west side of ye river comonly called the 
East Neke River & bounded as followeth easterly by 
ye aforsd river & south by ye casway west by the up- 
land & north by ye bogges all which sd pece of meadow 
accordinge as it is above bounded & exprest together 
with all & singuler the right title intrest proporty claime 
& demand of me the said Thomas Okeley in & unto ye 
same I have as abovesd sould to the said Benjamine 
Thirston his heirs & assignes with all prevelidges profites 
& benifites therunto belongeinge & therunto apertaininge 
to have and to holde ockepy posses &.injoy for ever & 
the same to be & remaine to the only sole proper use beni- 
fitt and behouf of him the abovesd Benjamin Thirston 
his heires and assignes free & clerly dischargeed of & from 
all formor sails givftes morgages or any other entangle- 
ments whatsoever & the same shall & by thes presents 
for ever will warrent and defend against any claim or 
demand from any person or persons layeinge any just 
claim therunto with a warrentee to defend the same 



Jamaica, Long Island 167 

against any intrest property claim ore demand from me 
the sd Thomas Okely my heres excecutors adminestrators 

Page 377 
and and assignes for ever for the trew performance 
of all & and every partt of the befor bargined & granted 
premises I the abovesd Thomas Okley doe bind my 
self my heires excecutors & adminests by settinge to 
my hand & affixeinge my seall this five & twentieth day 
of December in ye ninth yeare of His Majsties reigne & 
in ye year of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred 
ninty & seven 

Signed seald & dellivered Thomas Okly O 

in presence of 
Benjamin Thirston 
Samuell Ruscoe and 
Daniell Whithed 

Memorandam that on the eaightenth day of November 
1699 ther appered befor Daniell Whithed Esqr one of 
His Majesties Justices for ye keeping of the peace for 
Queens County the abovesd Thomas Okly & did acknowl- 
edg this abov deed of salle to be his free & vollentary act 
& deed Dan'^ Whitthead 

A trew coppy of the orrigonall deed 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 



Whereas ther is now in the posestion of Peter Stringe- 
ham one beed and ffurniture belongeinge therunto brought 
ther by Richard Wright which said beed & furniture 
beinge the very same that I the said Richard did lye 
upon dewreinge the liffe of my afforsd wiffe Neomy 
now desseassed which said beed and ffurnituer as abovesd 
I Richard Weight doe acknowledge fully freely & abso- 
lutly to give grant and confirme unto Samuell Barker 
my sonn in law beinge sone to Neomy aforesd with all 



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ye rest of my moveables as wittness my hand this 5th 
day of August 1692 

Testes Rich Wright 

Sam^^ Ruscoe a trew coppy entered pr 

Ellizabeth X Harrisson Sam'^ Ruscoe 

her mark Clark 

Page 378 
Thes presents testefy that I Mary Davis of Jamaica 
in Queens County with ye consent of my oversers for 
good considerations me therunto moveinge and more 
easspeatily for a vallewable considerration in hand 
paid ore secured to be paid have giveen granted allinatted 
sold enfeoft & confirmd & doe by thes presents firmly & 
absolutly give grant allin sell enfeof & confirme unto 
Abigail Miles of ye said Towne and County hur heires 
& assignes a certain tract of land lyinge & beinge within 
the boundes of Jamaica aforsd containinge eaight acers 
as it is bounded on the north w**' Mary Davis hur own 
land & on the east w*** ye Burlinges on the south with 
Ellias Bayles and one the west with ye Little Plaines 
which sd tract of land as it is above bounded & exsprest 
together with all timbers prevelidges & appurtenances 
therupon ore therunto belongeinge I the aforsd Mary 
Davis have sold allinated & made over for hur hur heires 
ore assignes to have and to hold for ever and the sd Mary 
Davis for hur self hur heires & assignes the abovesd 
eaight acers of land w**' ye prevelidges & appurtenances 
therunto belongeinge from any person or persons by from 
ore under hur them ore either of them or upon any pre- 
tence whatsoeever claiminge any intrest to ye sd land 
shall & will warrent & for ever by thes presents defend 
that this is my act and deed I testefy by settinge to my 
hand & seall this second day of January Anoqe Dominy 1688 
Signed seald and dellivered ML\Ry Daves O 

before us 

Dan'' Whitthead 
Waitt Smith 
Jonathan X Daves 
his marke 



Jamaica, Long Island 169 

December ye 1st 1690 Know all men by thes presents 
that I Abigail Milles doe give unto my sone Thomas 
Darlinge the within mentioned parcell of land beinge 
butted and bounded as above mentioned from me my 
heires adminesstrators excecutors ore assignes unto 
Thomas Darlinge his heires excecutors adminis*'' or 
assignes as wittnes my hand 

Signed seald & dellivered Abigall X Miles O 

in ye presence of us 
Ephreaim Goldinge 
John Scotte 

Know all men by thes presents befor whome this 
present instrument may cume that I Thomas Darlinge 
of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of New- 
Yorke doe assigne from me my heirs excecutors adminess- 
trators ore assignes unto Benjamin Thirston his heirs 
excecrs adminesstrators ore assignes the full contents 
of this within written bill of sail & assignement for ever 
to have and to hold peacably to in joy & poses without 
any lett or mollesstation videlicett the aforsd Benjamine 
Thirston of the aforesd Jamaica County and Province 

Page 379 
in confirmation therof I have sett to my hand and fixed 
my seall this 18h day of April 1691 in ye 3d yeare of 
Their Ma jests reaigne Kinge William & Queen Mary 
Signed seald Thomas Darlinge O 

in presence of us 
IszAK Mills 
Edward Hare 

A trew coppey of Mary Davis deed to Abigaill Miles 
with her assignment to her son Thomas Darlinge with 
Darlinges assignement to Benjamin Thirston 
A trew coppy of the orrigonall 

pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clark 



170 Records of the Town of 

This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of Aprill 
and in ye fivth year of Her Majs reigne of our Soverign 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
Ff ranee & Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and 
in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and six and betweene Timothy Wood of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nassaw Hand in ye Province of New- 
York of ye one part and Thomas Bowros of ye same place 
of ye other part witnefseth that ye abovsd Timothy 
Wood for and in consideration of ye sum of ten pounds 
corant mony of NewYork to him paid by ye abovsd 
Thomas Bowras at and before ye ensealing and delivery 
of thes presents ye receipt wherof he doth herby owne 
and doth acknowlidg himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content and paid and therefrom doe and for ever exonirat 
aquit and discharg ye abovsd Thomas Bowras his heirs 
exec^ adminstrators all and every of them from every part 
and parsill thereof have given granted enfeofed confirmed 
ashurd quit claimd sold and made over and doe by these 
presents freely clearly and absolutly give grant enfeofe 
confirm ashure quit claim sell and mak over unto ye abov- 
sd Thomas Bowras his heirs and assigns for ever all that 
his pece parsill or lot of upland situate lying and being 
in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd buted and bounded as 
followeth that is to say north by ye land of ye abovsd 
Thomas Bowras and soe runing southerly from ye east 
corner of ye abovsd Thomas Borwasis fence to a certain 
stake for that purpose set up an from ye said stak westerly 
to a certain black oak saplin markt with ye letters T W 

Look in page 435 for ye rest 

Page 380 

Know all men by thes presents that I Waitt Smith in 
Jamaica in Queens County for good considerrations 
moveinge & more easspeatily for a vallewable sume allrdy 
reseaived or secured to be paid have covenanted alli- 
natted bargined enfeofd & sould unto Benjamin Thirston 
of the same Towne & County a certain tract of land 
lyinge and beinge upon the east side of the Plain Rune 
haveinge Nathaniell Denton Jur lott on the north sid 



Jamaica, Long Island 171 

and Samuell Smiths on the south side and soe to run to 
the bounded tree betwen Hempsted & Janiac which was 
layd out to me for seven acers & a half I say that I Waitt 
Smith Smith abovsd do by thes presents from my self 
my heirs excecutors adminestrators ore assignes sell 
allinatt & enfeofed unto Benjamine Thirston his heirs 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes the tract of land 
above mentioned with all the timbers standinge & 
lyeinge upon ye sd land & further I Waitt Smith do by 
thes presents fully & frely bind & ingag myself to mak 
good this my salle free from all formor salles givfts 
grants morgages ore any intangellments what soever 
unto ye sd Benjamin Thirston for him his heirs excecu- 
tors adminesstrators or assignes to have and to hold to 
ockepy and improve as ther own propor inherretance 
for ever in confirmation of ye premises I doe in ye second 
yeare of ye reigne of our Lord & Lady King William & 
Queen Mary Kinge of England Scottland Ffranc & Irland 
Defenders of ye Faith in ye year of our Lord January ye 
16 1690 sett to my hand & affixd our sealls 
Signed & seald Waitt Smith O 

in presens of Pheabee Smith O 

Nathaniell Denton 
& Edward Hare 

1690 Febrauary 26 appered befor me Joseph Smith 
Justice of ye Peace for Queens County Waitt Smith and 
owned this within written bill of sail 

Joseph Smith 

A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 381 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Timothy Milles belongeinge to Queens in 
the Island of Nassaw sendeth greetting Know all men 
by thes presents that I Timothy Mills belongeinge to 
Jamaica in ye County abovesd for severall good reasons 



172 Records of the Town of 

and casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a sartain sume of moneys to me in hand paid by 
Peter Whitte of the abovesd Town Island and County 
the receipt wherof I doe by herby own and acknowledge 
by thes presents to be therwith contented sattisfyed 
and paid have giveen granted covenated allinated re- 
leased quitte claimed made over and sould & by thes 
presents doe acknowledge to have from me my mv heires 
excutors adminesstrators give grant alline enfeof releas 
quitt claime make over and sell unto the abovesd Peter 
Whitte his heires excecutors admintrators a sartain 
pece ore parcell of upland lyinge and beinge in ye boundes 
of Jamaica containinge fiveten acers more ore less as it 
was layd out beinge the very same fiveten acers of land 
that I had in exchainge from Daniell Smith sone of Wait 
Smith & bounded as followeth on the north by Peter 
White aforsd & south by John Fredrickson & east by 
ye rune and west by Ffreemans path all which sd pece 
or parcell of land as it was above buted and bounded 
and exsprest I the abovesd Timothy Milles have as 
abovesd sould to ye aforsd Peter Whit his heires excecu- 
tors adminesstrators & assignes with all ye timbers trees 
woods under woods standinge and lyinge beinge upon 
the same with all the prevelidges & appurtenances be- 
longeinge thrto to have and to hould for ever and the 
same to be and remain to ye only propor use benifit & 
behouf of him the abovesd Peter White his heires & 
assignes free and frely discharged of & from all formor 
sales giftes morgages ore any other entangellments 
what ever & ye same shall & will by thes presents defend 
against any claims or demands from any person or 
persons what ever with a warrente to defend ye same 
against any proporty claime or demand from me my 

Page 382 
my heires excecutors adminesstrators for ever in con- 
firmation wherof I doe sett to my hand & seall this 
twenty sixth day of July in ye ninth yeare of His Majesties 



Jamaica, Long Island 173 

reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord one thowsand sixe 

hundred ninty and sixe Timothy X Milles O 

Signed sealled and dellivered his mark 

in presence of 

Marcy X RuscoE A trew coppy pr 

her mark Samll Ruscoe 

Samll Ruscoe Clark 

Know all men by thes presents that I Benjamin 
Thirston of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of 
New York assigne all my right and title of the premisses 
within this bill of salle unto Jonathan Miles of ye afor- 
said Towne and County & Province allsoe I doe chainge 
a small lott an acer & quartor more or less bounded 
within this bill of sail westward & south by William 
Foster east by the greatt crick north by Samuell Smith 
& allsoe part of an adition of fresh meadow which was 
Henry Ffosters beinge devided by two marked wallnutt 
trees ye aforsd Jonathan Milles is to have ye north sid 
I the aforesd Benjamin Thirston doe upon good con- 
siderrations chainge ye aforsd meadows with Jonathan 
Miles for his ten acer lott of meadow lyeinge & beinge 
at Charsmores Island more or less as it is layd out viz 
ye aforsd Jonathan Miles is to have ye aforsd Benjamin 
Thirstons wholl right of ye north sid the two wallnut 
trees I the aforsd Benjamin Thirston doe chainge with 
Jonathan Miles for us our heires excecutors adminesstra- 
tors & assignes for ever to ye trew performance of ye 
same we doe sett to our hands & fixe our seals this 9 of 
August 1692 ye fourth yeare of Their Majesties reigne 
Signed seald and dellivered 

in presenc of Benjamin Thirston O 

Hanah X FrosTER Jonathan X Mills O 

Edward Hare his marke 

A trew coppy of ye origonall 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



174 Records of the Town op 

Page 383 
Know all men by thes presents that I William Hallet 
Senr of Hell Gatte in the boundes of Newtown on Longe 
Island in the West Rydinge of Yorkshire have sould and 
do by vertew herof sell grant & make over from me and 
my heires forever unto Richard Jones of Jamaica on 
Longe Island in ye North Rydinge of Yorkshire a par- 
cell of land beinge & lyinge in ye Towne of Jamaica 
aforsd viz fifty acers of land forty allredy laid out lying 
ner ye Beaver Pond beinge or lyinge together without 
any entervall of any other lotts to sunder it to be laid 
out upon the first devition pertaining to the meadow her- 
after exsprest accordinge to Town order the forty acers 
allredy laid out as aforsd beinge bounded by the hige 
way to ye mill on the eastward south & west on the 
comons with tenn acers of meadow more ore less (which 
the aforsd William bought or Mr. Coe beinge & lyeinge 
on furthest East Neck comonly soe called bounded with 
the cassway on ye south with ye river on west) & north 
& east bounded with the upland I say I William Hallet 
do by vertu herof fully & freely & clerly & absolutly give 
grant make over sell and confirm unto Richard Jones 
his heires excecutores adminestrators ore assignes for 
ever thes parcels of land as abovesd with the remainder 
ore remainders revertion ore revertions with the priv- 
elidges and apurtenances which do or shall herafter 
belonge unto the same fully & freely discharged from 
all formore salles givftes grantes dowers joynters leasses 
rests charges anueties uses intailles judgments forfittuers 
excecutions morgages fines amersments & incumbrances 
what soe ever had made made ore comitted in writtinge 
wittingly ore willingly suffered or don by ye sd William 
Hallett his heires or assignes or by his or their means 
privity or procurement or by any other person ore per- 
sons what soever lawfully claiminge from by ore under 
him or them or any of them beinge upon a vallewable 
considerration as is speatifyd in a bill of dept giveen to 
me by the abovesd Richard Jones in confirmation of 
the premises I the aforesd William Hallett doe seall 



Jamaica, Long Island 175 

signe & delliver with my own handes unto the afforsd 

Richard Jones this bill of sail this elleventh of May in 

the year of our Lord one thowsd sixe hundred seventy 

eaight 

Signed sealld & dellivered William Hallett O 

in the presence of 

John X Bayles 

his mark A trew coppy of the origonall 

Ellias Bayles deed pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page S84 
Know all men by thes presents that I William Creed 
of Jamaica in Queens County doe by vertew of thes 
presents frely and clerly own to have reseaved of and from 
Jonathan Davis Samuell Davis and Ellnathan Davis 
full sattisfaction for & in consideration of a deed formorly 
given and granted by Marry Davis latte of Jamaica 
beinge the widow and relect of Samuell Davis deseast 
by their signeinge and seallinge to the deed befor men- 
tioned and doe by thes presents herby acknowledge 
fully and clerly to acquitt exonoratt and discharge 
them the abovesd Jonathan Davis Samuell Davis and 
Mary Davis of and from all ore any claime ore demand 
for ore unto any wais conserning ye aforsd deed & doe 
herby give full power to the dark to record ye same in 
the regester for Jamaica as wittnes my hand and seall 
this thirtenth day of December in the 12 yeare of His 
Majesties reigne and in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1700 

{no signature recorded) 
Signed sealld and delivered 
in presence of 
IszAK Lenoire 
& Samuell Ruscoe 

Jamaica December the twelth 1700 Know all men 
by thes presents that I William Creed doe acknowledge 
to have reseaved full sattisfaction for the land formorly 
sould by Mary Davis to me lyeinge & beinge in Jamaica 



176 Records of the Town of 

boiindes and doe acquitt and discharge the morgages 
given by hur to me which was datted the seventh day 
of November in the fivfth year of our Lord 1692 and doe 
acquitt & discharge the thre brothers their heires and 
assignes of and from any further trouble in ore about 
the same as wittnes my hand this day & year first above 
written 

{no sig.) 

Copy trewy pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 385 
To all Christian peopell before whome this present 
instrument shall come sendeth greettinge Know all 
men that I Daniell Whitthead Justice of ye Peace of ye 
Towne of Jamaica on ye Island of Nassaw in Queens 
County in ye Province of NewYorke doe for divers 
good casses me moveinge therunto haveinge full sattis- 
faction in hand allredy by me Daniell Whithead reseived 
befor signement have bartered bargined sould allinated 
& made over for ever & doe by thes presents under writ- 
ten barter bargine sell allinatt releas make over and 
delliver for ever for me my heirs excecutors adminestra- 
tors & assignes for ever unto Edward Hare of Ffostors 
Meadow Carpenter of Ffostors Meadow in ye boundes 
of Hempsted on Longe Island within ye abovesd Province 
to him his heirs exceketors adminesstrators & assignes 
two small lottments of salt meadow lyinge & beinge in 
ye further East Neck within ye boundes of Jamaica 
each of them containing one acer & a half apece more 
ore less as they was layd out by ye surveiors & as doath 
apper by aintient land marks w*^ ye aintient prevelidg 
of ye highe way belonging to that devition meadow the 
first bounded east by the creek on ye west by ye greatt 
pond one ye north by Cap*" John Carpenter on ye south 
by Joseph Phillips ye second bounded east & west with 
ye rest of ye lotts abovesd for lenth one the north by John 
Ffors & on ye south by Gersham Wiggens I say I ye 
abovesd Daniell have absolutly and firmly bartered 
bargined allinated and firmly sould to all intents & pur- 



Jamaica, Long Island 177 

posses therof ye abovsd premises for me my heirs excecu- 
tors adminestrators & assignes for ever unto ye abovesd 
Edward Hare his heirs excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes for ever to have and to hoiild for ever peacably 
to posses & injoy forever without any lett or mollestation 
for ever & I say I ye abovesd Daniell Whitthead doe 
bind my self my heirs exceketors adminestrators & 
assignes to make this my deed of sail good & atthentick 
in law by warrentee against any person or persons 
who att any time or times whatsoever shall be that shall 
in any way lay any incumbrance whatsoever 
{concluded on page 387) 

Page 386 
Know all men by thes presents that I Ann Wharton 
wife of Robert Wharton of NewYorke gentlman by 
vertew of a certain instrument or power of a spechiall 
letter of attorney to me giveen (upon his takeinge a 
voiage into England) to act & doe ore casse to be done 
any thinge that I the sd Ann the sd Robertt Whartons 
wife should thinke requesitte and nesesary towards ye 
maintenance of me the sd wife of ye sd Robertt Wharton 
in his absens wherin he the said Robertt Wharton has 
empowered me to sell morgage or dispose of all ore any 
part of ye easstatt to us belonginge — Now I the sd Ann 
for sundry good casses to me sattisfactory but more 
easspeatily for ye sume of fivety poundes current moneys 
of NewYorke to me in hand payd ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby acknowledge to have reseived have bargined 
and sould & doe by thes presents bargin & sell unto leuf- 
tenant John Lawrance my two negrow men by name 
Sy Coster and Mingoe thay beinge by by indentuer 
bound out unto Jno. Pallmer of West Chester husband- 
man for a certain space of time mentioned in ye inden- 
ture att the exspiration of which time I the sd Ann doe 
impower him the sd lean*" Lawrance to receive and 
take as his own the sd two negros unto which bargin & 
salle I the sd Ann doe bind my self my heires excecu- 
tors adminesstrators to make good and deffend them 



178 Records of the Town of 

from all others whomesoeever to him and his heirs ex- 
cecutors & assignes in wittnes wherof I sett my hand & 
seall this llh day of Aprill 1696 

Signed sealld & dellivered Robertt Wharton O 
in presenc of us Ann Wharton O 

B. Whitte 

Ed Kingston A trew copy of ye orrigonall 

Charles Ffaira enterd this 1st day of October 

1696 prSAM^i RuscoE 

Clark 
Page 387 
[from 385) 
to hinder ye abovesd Edward Hare him his heirs ex- 
cecutors adminesstrators & assignes injoyinge ye abovesd 
meadow abovesd butted & bounded to ye trew per- 
formance of & every ye abovesd premises in confirma- 
tion of ye same we have sett to our hands and by sub- 
scribing our names fixed our selles this eaight day of 
May ye seventh yeare of His Majesties reige on thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty sixe 

Signed sealed & dellivered Danll Whithed O 

in presence of us Abigall X Whithed O 

John Smith her mark 

Waitt Smith 

Maye ye eaight 1696 

Then appered befor me Daniell Whitthed and his 
wif Abigall & owned owned this within written deed to 
be their vollontary act & deed as wittnes my hand 

John Smith 
Justice of Peace 

A trew coppy of ye oridgonall ded examnd and entered 
pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Freadrick Hendricks belongeinge to Jamaica 
in Queens County on the Island of Nassaw & John Ffrea- 
drickson of Brookland in Kinges County in in the Island 



Jamaica, Long Island 179 

aforsd sendeth greettinge Know yea that wee the 
abovesd Freadrick Hendrickson & John Ffreadrickson 
doath for divers good reassons considerrations & casses 
us & each of us therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sume of moneys to us in hand payd by 
Samuell Bayles of Jamaica in the County & Island abovesd 
the reseipt wherof wee doe herby own and befor the en- 
sealling and delivery of thes presents doe acknowledg 
our selves to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed and 
paid and doe by thes presents from us our heires excecu- 
tors adminesstrators & assigns for ever acquitt exonoratt 
and discharge him the aboVesd Samuell Bayles his heires 

Page 388 
excecutors & adminesstrators of and from any "further 
claim ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft 
quitt clainid bargined made over & sould & doe by thes 
presents acknowledg to have from us our heires excecu- 
tors adminesstrators & assignes giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated releast enfeoft quitte claimd bargined 
made over and sould unto the abovesd Samuell Bayles 
his heires excecutors adminessts and assignes a sartain 
pece ore parcell of land lyeinge and beinge in ye boundes 
& limittes of Jamaica aforsd lyeinge in ye middle devition 
bounded as followeth north by the path leadinge to the 
further East Neck begininge att the middle swampe & 
soe to run round as the swampe goes untill you cume to 
the aforsd path all which sd pece of land as it is bounded 
and exsprest with all timbers trees woods under woods 
standing ore lyeinge beinge ore belongeinge to the same 
together with all & singuler the prevelidges profites and 
benifites therunto belongeinge wee the sd Fredrick Hen- 
drickson and John Ffreadrickson have as abovesd sould 
as aforsd to the abovesd Samuell Bayles his heirs ex- 
cecutors adminesstrators & assignes to have and to 
holde ockepy posess & injoy for ever and ye same to 
bee and remaine to the only propor use benifit and behouf 
of him the sd Samuell Bayles his heires & assignes for 
ever free and clerly discharged of & from all formor 



180 Records of the Town of 

salles givfts morgages or any other entanglements what- 
soever and the same shall warrent & by thes presents for 
ever defend against any claime ore demand from any 
person ore persons whatsoever layeinge any just claime 
therto with a warrentte to defend the same against any 
intrest proporty claim or demand from us the abovesd 
Fredrick Hendrickson and John Freadrickson our heires 
& assignes for ever in confirmation of all & every part 
& parcell of the befor recitted & bargined premisses wee 
the abovesd parties doe bind ourselves our heires excecu- 
tors & adminesstrators by subscribing our names & 
affixeinge our scales this fivfth day of October in the 
elleventh year of His Majsts reigne & in the yeare of our 
Lord 1699 

Signed seald andMelivered Freadrick X Hendrickson O 
in presenc of John X Freadrickson O 

Thomas Oklye 
& Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that on the fivfth day of October in 
the 11 year of His Majesties reigne 1699 then appered 
befor Joseph Smith one of His Majsts Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County the within named Freadrick 
Hendricks & John Freadrickson & did to be ther free & 
voUentary act & deed Joseph Smith 

A trew coppy of the origonall deed 

pr Sam ' ' Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 389 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cume Jonoss Wood of Jamaica in Queens County in 
the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Jonoss Wood for severall good rea- 
sons & casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sattisfaction to me in hand paid by 
Benjamin Thirston of ye Town Island and County the 
receipt wherof I doe herby own & before the ensealling 
and delivery of thes presents doe for ever exonoratt 



Jamaica, Long IsLu\nd 181 

acquitt & discharge him the aforsd Benjamin Thirston 
his heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes of & 
from any claim ore demand for any part ore parcell 
therof have giveen granted covenanted alhnatted re- 
least enfeoft quitt claimd made over sould and by thes 
presents doe acknowledge to have from my heirs excecu- 
tors & adminests fully & absolutly giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated releast quitt claimd made over and 
sould unto ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heirs ex- 
cecutors adminesstrators & assignes a sartain pece ore 
parcell of bogges ore boggey meadow and upland 
adjoyninge therunto sittuatt lyeinge & beinge within 
the boundes & limites of Jamaica abovsd the land con- 
taininge ten acers more or less as it was laid out & bounded 
as followeth viz northard by the path that leads unto 
Chasmors Island & cumes to the southwardmost end of 
Charsmors Island pond comonly soe called & westardly 
by a marked dry oak tree nere John Okes fenc and east 
frontinge upon a small marked wallnut tree and at the 
reare bounded on the eastermost or southeast partt 
allsoe by a small wallnut tree marked & southwest by 
a markt saplinge the bogges beinge bounded as fol- 
loweth viz begininge at ye the abovesd saplinge & soe 
runinge westwardly to ye ffoot of the cassway & soe to 
run by sd casway unto the head of the dich & soe to run 
a north line to ye upland to a markd walnutt tree above 
mentioned acordinge as it was formorly sould by Ben- 
jamin Coe to mee the sd Jonoss Wood all which abovesd 
pece of upland and bogges as is above and exsprest as 
allsoe one pece or devition of upland lyeinge & beinge in 
ye hills devition & lyeinge in number thirty eaight be- 
inge and arissing from a seven acer & a half right & beinge 
bounded on the west by Samll Ruscoe & east by ye land 
of the abovesd Benjamin Thirston fronting upon the 
highway parting the old lots & that & rearinge upon 
Fflushing boundes together with all ye timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge ore lyeinge beinge upon the 
same together with all and singular ye prevelidges profits 
& benifites therunto belongeinge with all their & every 



182 Records of the Town of 

of their appurtenances heridittements I the abovesd 
Jonos Wood have as abovesd sould as aforsd unto the 
abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heirs excecutors & as- 
signs the same & every partt & parcell therof to have 
and to hold ockepy posess and in joy for ever & ye same 
to be & remain to ye only propor sole use & benifitt be- 
houf of him ye abovesd Benjamin Thirston his heires 
excecutors adminesstratores & assignes free & clerly 
discharged of & from all formore salles givftes morgages 
ore any other intangellments whatsoever & the same 
shall & will warrent & by thes presents for ever defend 
against any claim or claims from any person ore persons 
layeinge any just claim therunto with a warrentee to 
defend ye same against any intrest proporty claime ore de- 
mand from me the abovesd Jonoss Wood my heires excecu- 

Page 390 
tors and to the trew and absolut performance of all and 
every the above granted and bargined premisses I bind 
my self and heres as abovesd by subscribinge my name & 
aflSxeinge my seall this second day of Febrauary in ye 
elleventh yeare of His Majesties reigne & in the yeare 
of our Lord Christ 1699/700 

Signed seald and dellivered Jonos Wood O 

in presenc of 

I. Lenoire a trew coppy of the orrigonall 

Samll Ruscoe deed pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Nath-thaniell Smith of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Longe Island allies Nass-ssaw sendeth greett- 
inge Know yea that I the abovesd Nathaniell Smith 
for severall good ressons and casses mee therunto move- 
inge but more easspeatily for a vallewable sume of 
raoneyes to my sattisfaction to mee in hand paid by 
Ben j amine Thirston and securd to be paid belongeinge 
to the abovesd Town Island & County the receipt wherof 
I the abovesd Nathaniell Smith doe herby own and by 
thes presents acknowledge to be therwith contented 



Jamaica, Long Island 183 

sattisfyed & paid and therof & therfrom doe exonoratt 
acquitte him the abovesd Ben j amine Thirston his heires 
excecutores & assignes for ever have given granted cove- 
nanted alHnated enfeoft releast quitt claimd and by 
thes presentes doe acknowledge to have from mee my 
heires excecutors & fully and absolutly giveen granted 
covenanted releast allinated quitt claimd enfeoft bar- 
gined mad over and sould unto the abovesd Benjamine 
Thirston his heires excecutors & assignes a sartain pece 
or parcell of upland lyeinge and beinge in the boundes of 
Jamaica sittuatt & lyeinge in the midle devition & beinge 
the lowermost lott and bounded as followeth west by 
Freemans path and southward by the highway that 
leads onto the further East Neck casway East by the 
river north with the land of the said Benjamine Thirston 
beinge the wholl lott & devition made over from Joseph 
Smith to Nathaniell Smith beinge the southward most 
lott in that range more ore less as it was laid out as 
allso a sartain pece of meadow beinge the one half of 
that amendment that was allowed and allotted to a lott 
of salt meadow formorly belongeing to Joseph Smith & 
Waitt Smith and likewis made over from ye forsd Joseph 
Smith to the sd Nathaniell Smith sd meadow beinge 
bounded and lyeinge on the north side of the cassway that 
leads onto the further East Neck bridge which is the 
south boundes and bounded by the river eastward and 
by the upland west all which said lott of upland accord- 
inge as it is butted & bounded with all timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge and lyeinge & beinge upon the 
same with all prevelidges profits benifitts fenceinge and 
improvements therupon and therunto belongeing 

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belongeinge with allsoe the sd half of that lott ore al- 
lowance and amendment of meadow as it is allsoe above 
bounded and exsprest with all the right title intrest 
proporty claim & demand in & unto sd land and meadow 
to have and hould ockepy poses & injoy for and the same 
to be & remaine to the only proper use benifit and be- 
houfe of him the sd Benjamine Thirston ffreely discharged 



184 Records of the Town of 

of & ffrom all formor salles givftes morgages or any other 
intanglements what ever and the Nathaniell Smith for 
himself his heires excecutors and adminesstratores the 
same shall warrent & defend against any just claime ore 
demand from any person ore persons what ever with a 
warrentee to defend ye same against any intrest property 
claime & demand from mee the sd Nathaniell Smith my 
heires and assignes for ever & for the fullfillinge & per- 
forminge of all & every of the before granted & bargined 
premisses I the sd Nathaniell Smith doe bind my self 
my heires excecutors & adminesstratores by thes presents 
firmly seald with my seall & datted this 30h day of De- 
cember in ye 9 yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye 
year of our Lord Christ 1697 

Signed sealled and dellivered Nathaniell Smith O 
in presence of 

Edward Burrowes A trew coppy pr 

Samuell Ruscoe Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presentes shall 
cume Richard Oldfeld belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesd Richard Oldfeld for severall 
good considerrations and casses mee ther unto moveinge 
but more easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction from 
Benjamine Thirston of the abovesd Town Island and 
County by mee in hand allredy reseived the reseipt wher- 
of I doe herby own and befor the enseallinge and deelivery 
of thes presentes doe acknowledge myself to be ther- 
with fully contented sattisfyed and paid and therof and 
therfrom doe exonorratte acquitt and discharge him the 
abovesd Richard Oldfeld his heires assignes of & from 
any further claime or deemand for any part or parcell 
therof have giveen granted covenanted allinatted releast 
enfeoft quitte claimd made over & sould and by thes 
presentes doe acknowledge to have from mee my heires 
excecutores adminesstrators & assignes fully & absoelutly 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted releasst enfeoft 



Jamaica, Long Island 185 

quitte claimd made over and unto the abovesd Benjamine 
Thirston his heres exceeutores adminesstratores and 
assignes all that my right title intrest proporty claim or 
demand in & unto all & every partt & parcell of boath 
landes and meadowes that I had of Thomas Ffoster of 
Munmouth River in the county of Sail em in the Prov- 
ince of West NewJarzey I say all the landes and meadows 
as it itt is bounded and exsprest in the releas from the 
aforsd Thomas Ffoster to mee the sd Richard Oldfeld 

Page 392 
with all with all right prevelidges profites and benifites 
therunto belongeinge or in any wais to ye same apper- 
taininge the same to have and to hould ockepy poses 
and injoy for ever and the same to bee and remaine to 
ye only propor sole use benifitt and behoufe of him the 
said Benjamine Thirston his heires exceeutores ad- 
minesstratores and assignes for ever with a warrentee to 
defend the same against any intrest proporty claime ore 
demand from mee the abovesd Richard Oldfeld my heires 
exceeutores and adminesstratores for ever in confirma- 
tion wherof I doe binde my self my heires exceeutores 
& adminesstratores by thes presentes firmly in wittnes 
wherunto I sett to my hand and affixe my seall this 
last day of August in the twelvth yeare of His Majesties 
reigne and in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
and seven hundreed 

Signed sealld and dellivered Richard Oldfeld O 
in presence of 

William Creed A trew coppy 

Sam ' • RuscoE pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presentes 
shall Daved Wright of Fflushinge in Queens County on 
the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Daved Wright for severall good con- 
siderrations and casses me therunto moving but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction by me in hand 
allready reseived from Benjamine Thirston of the abovesd 



186 Records of the Town of 

Towne Island and County the reseipt wherof I doe herby 
own and befor the ensealHnge and delHvery of thes 
presentes doe for ever exonorratt aequitt and discharge 
him the abovesd Benjamine Thirston his heires excecu- 
tores adminestrators ore assignes of and from any further 
claime ore demand for any partt ore parcell therof havfe 
giveen granted covenanted alHnatted releast enfeoft 
quitte claimed made over and sould unto the above said 
Benjamine Thirston his heires excecutores adminesstra- 
tores or assignes all that my right title intrest proporty 
claim or demand in and unto that partt ore parcell of 
land and appurtenances therunto belongeinge accord- | 

inge as it was conveaied unto me by Thomas Ffoster 
of Munmouth River in Sallem County in West New- 
Jarzee only the abovesd Daved Wright doath except 
reserv to him' and his heires that partt ore share of 
meadow mentioned and granted to him in said releas as 
allsoe half an acer right of upland lyeing and being be- 
longeinge therunto in the sd Neck wher ye meadow is 
all which abovesd pece or parcell of upland and right 

Page 393 
title and intrest proporty claime ore demand in and unto 
their and every of their appurtenances the same to have 
and to hold for ever and the same to be and remaine to 
ye only proper use benifitte and behouf of him the abovesd 
Benjamine Thirston his heires and assignes ffreely dis- 
charged of & from all formore salles giveftes morgages 
or any other entangellments what soe ever and the same 
shall warrent and by thes presents for ever deffend against 
any claime ore claimes from any person ore persons 
lay inge any just claime therto with a warrentee to defend 
the same against intrest property claime ore demand 
from mee the above said David Wright and Hannah my 
wiffe our heires excecutores and adminesstratores for 
ever in witteness wherunto the above said David Wright 
and Hanah his wiff doath bind themselves ther heires 
excecutores and adminesstratores by thes presentes 
firmly sealled with our scales and datted this twentieth 



Jamaica, Long Island 187 

day of September in the twelth yeare of His Majesties 

reigne & in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 

and seven hundreed David Wright O 

Signed seald and delivered 

in presence of 

John Ffoster & A trew coppy pr 

Samuell Ruscoe Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

This Indenture made this seventh day of November 
in the twelth yeare of His Majesties reigne William the 
Third over England Scottland France and Irland Kinge 
Defender of the Faith &c. and between Daniell Oldfeld 
of Jamaica of Queens County on Nassaw Island & in 
the Province of NewYorke yeoman of ye one party 
and Garrett Johnson of the same place planter of the 
other party wittnesseth that the above mentioned 
Daniell Oldfeld for & in considerration of the sume of 
one hundreed and five and fourty poundes current 
moneys to him in hand paid by the above said Garrett 
Johnson the receipt wherof he doath herby own to be 
sattisfyed and content & paid befor the inseallinge & 
delivery of thes presentes and therof & therfrom doth 
acquitt exonoratte and discharge ye abovesd Garrett 
Johnson his heires ' excec*^ admins*^ all & every of them 
from any part or parcell therof have given granted bar- 
gined sould & infeoft releast & confirmd and by thes 
presentes frely clerly absolutly give grant bargine enfeof 
releas and confirm unto the abovesd Garrett Johnson 
his heires or assignes for ever a certain pece or parcell 
of upland sittuatt lyeinge and beinge in the boundes of 
Jamaica aforsd containinge thirty five acers as it was layd 
out beinge more ore less butted and bounded as followeth 

Page 39^, 
that is to say say easterly by Samuell Deine partly & 
partly by Fredrick Hendrickson and westardly part by 
the land of the sd Garrett Johnson and partly by land of 
John Sneadekur & northerly part by Thomas Wellinge 
& part by the land of Samuell Deine and southardly by 



188 Records of the Town of 

the way that leads to Wollseys lott together with all 
& singuler ye benifites rights prevelidges & appurtenances 
therunto belongeinge together with all ye trees timbers 
trees under woods whether standing ore lyeinge beinge 
ore belongeinge or any wayes partaininge to ye same with 
all the estatt right title intrest proporty posestion or 
claime in & to every part & parcell therof I the sd Daniell 
Oldfeld to the premisses to have and to hold the sd land 
as above bounded & exsprest to him ye sd Garrett John- 
son his heires & assignes to the only propor use benifit 
and behouf of him the sd Garrett Johnson his heires 
excects adminesstratores & assignes for ever and ye 
sd Daniell Oldfeld for him self his heires excecutores & 
adminestrs doe herby covenant & agree to & with ye sd 
Garrett Johnson his heres and assignes shall & may 
now & at all times for ever herafter have hold ockepy 
poses & injoy the befor recitted land free and clerly 
discharged acquitted of & from all formor giftes salles 
morgages dowrys and intaillments judgments excecu- 
tions remainder revertions ore any incumbrances what 
ever had made ore comited att any time ore times befor 
ye inseallinge and delivery of thes presents as alsoe to 
warrent and defend the same against all persons layinge 
any just claime to the same by from ore under him the 
sd Daniell Oldfeld his heires excecutors adminestrs or 
either of them and likewise to seall and deliver firmer deed 
or conveiances for the premises as the sd Garrett John- 
son shall be advised and procure by his councell learned 
in the law within the space of seven yeares next en- 
shueinge the datte herof in testemony wherof I have sett 
to my hand & fixed my seall the day abovesd 
Signed Seald and dellivered Daniell Oldfeld O 
in presence of 
Thomas Pottott 
Zachariah Mills 

Page 395 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Samuell Ruscoe of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nassaw Island sendeth greettinge Know yea thatt 



Jamaica, Long Island 189 

I the abovesd Samuell Riiscoe with Marcy my wife for 
severall good reasons considerrations & casses us & each 
of us therunto therunto moveing but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sattisfaction to us in hand paid by Hans 
Burgoe of the abovesd Towne Island & County to our 
content the receipt wherof wee doe herby own & befor 
the enseallinge & delivery of thes presentes doe acknowl- 
edge our selves to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed 
and paid & therof & therfrom doe for ever exonoratt 
acquitt & discharge him ye abovesd Hanse Burgoe 
his heres and assignes of & from any further claime 
ore demand for any partt ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releast quitte claimd en- 
feoft made over & sould & by thes preasentes doe acknowl- 
edge to have from us our herres excececutors & adminess- 
trators fully & absolutly giveen granted covenanted 
allinated releast quitte claimd enfeoft made over and 
sould unto the abovesd Hanse Burgoe his herres excecu- 
tors adminestrators & assignes all that my right of devi- 
tion ore allotment of land lyeinge & beinge in the hill 
devition comonly soe called beinge in number thirty 
seven & beinge a twelve acer right of devition together 
with all woods under woodes timbers trees standinge ore 
lyeinge beinge ore belongeinge unto ye same with all 
the prevelidges profits & appurtenances benyfites to the 
same any waies appertaininge ye same & every partt & 
parcell therof with ther & every of ther appurtenances to 
have and to hold ockepy posses & injoy for ever & the 
same to be & remaine to the only proper sole use benifit 
& behouf of him the abovesd Hanse Burgoe his heires 
excecutors adminesstrators and assignes for ever free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formore sales givftes mor- 
gages or any other entanglements whatever & ye same 
shall warrent & by thes presents for ever defend against 
any claime or demand from any person or persons layinge 
any just clame therto with a warrentee to defend ye 
same against any intrest proporty clame ore demand from 
mee the abovesd Samll Ruscoe & Marcy my wife our 
heires excecutors & adminestrators for ever in con- 



190 Records of the Town of 

firmation of all and every of the abovesd premisses wee 
ye abovesd Samll Ruscoe & Marcy Ruscoe have bound 
ourselves & our heres by thes presents firmly seald with 
our sealls & datted this 22d of Aprill in ye 12 yeare of 
His Majesties reigne 1700 

Signed seld & dellivered Samll Ruscoe O 

in presence of Marcy X Ruscoe O 

Elderd X LuKAS hur mark 

his mark 
IszAK Lenoir A trew coppy of the orignall 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 396 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume John Oke of Jamaica in Queens County on the 
Island of Nassaw sendeth grettinge Know yea that I 
the abovesd John Oke for severall good reasons and 
casses mee therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for 
a vallewable sume to me in hand paid by Ram Dorlant 
of ye abovesd Towne Island & County the receipt wherof 
I doe herby own and befor the enseallinge & dellivery 
of thes presents doe acknowledge my self to be therwith 
fully contented sattisfyed & paid and therof & ther- 
from doe exonoratt ackquitt & discharge him ye abovesd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutores adminesstrators 
& assignes of & from any further claime or demand for 
any partt or parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releast enf eof t , quitt claimd made over 
and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg to have 
from me my heires excecutors & adminesstrators fully and 
absolutly giveen granted covenanted covenanted re- 
least quitte claimd made over & sould unto the abovesd 
Ram Dorlant his heires excecutors adminesstrators & 
assignes a certaine pece ore parcell of fresh meadow & 
upland lyeinge in ye boundes & limets of Jamaica abovesd 
sittuatt lyeinge and beinge att a place called the Haw Tree 
Neck & is bounded as followeth viz on the west by the 
Haw Tree Pond & from thence to rune to William Creeds 
marked tree beinge a thorne bush standinge in Garrett 



Jamaica, Long Island 191 

Luberttson land or line & on the nor the high way & on 
the east by the higheway & on the south by the line 
parttinge Johanas Williamsons meadow & that as the 
fence now standeth leaveing the hige ways cler as as 
they now are all which sd pece ore parcell of upland & 
meadow as it is above butted & bounded together w*'^ 
all & singuler the preveledges profits and benifits of 
timbers trees woods under woods fences & improvementes 
theron made or to be made I the sd John Oke doe as 
aforsd own to have sould to the abovesd Ram Dorlant 
his heires & assignes the same & all & every part & parcell 
therof to have and to hould ockepy poses & injoy for 
ever & the same to be & remain to the only propor use 
benifitt & behouf of him the abovesd Ram Dorlant his 
heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes freely dis- 
charged of & from any formor salles whatever & ye same 
shall warrent & by thes presents for ever defend against 
against any claim or claims from me ye sd John Oke 
my heires or assignes or any other person ore persons 
from ore under mee ore my order in confirmation wherof 
I doe bind myself by thes presents firmly sealed with 
my seall and datted this twenty eaight day of March in 
the fourtenth yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thowsand seven hundred & two 
Signed sealld & dellivered John Oke O 

in presence of 

Richard Oldfeld A trew coppy of the oridgonall 

Elderd Leukas deed pr Samll Ruscoe 

SamllRuscoe * Clark 

Page 397 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Joseph Pleas sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I Joseph Pleas abovesd with Mary my wife for 
severall good considerrations and casses us & each of us 
therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a full and 
absolut sattisfaction to us in hand paid by John Smith 
of Jamaica in Queens County on Longe Island alles Nassau 



192 Records of the Town of 

the receipt wherof I the aforsaid Joseph Pleass with Mary 
my wife boath of us belongeinge to Jamaica in ye County 
and Island aforsd doe own and acknowledg to be therwith 
contented sattisfyed and paid and therof & therfrom doe 
exonoratt & for ever acquitt and discharge the abovesd 
John Smith his heirs & assignes of & from any further 
claime ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinated released enfeofed 
quitte claimed made over & sould & by thes presents 
doe own to have from us our heirs excecutors & ad- 
minestrators fully and absolutly giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated releast enfeofed quitte claimed made 
over and sould unto the abovesd John Smith his heirs & 
assignes all that my dwellinge howes standinge and beinge 
in ye boundes of Jamaica with fiveten acers of upland 
next adjoyninge & therunto belongeinge beinge bounded 
and buted as followeth being bounded south by the highe 
way ore comon roade & west by Samuell Carpenter & 
north part by Jonathan Dein & part by ye sd John 
Smith & on ye east by ye sd John Smith I say that I the 
sd Joseph Pleas have as abovesd sould as aforsd to ye 
said John Smith my aforsd dwellinge howse with ye aforsd 
fiveten acers of land as it is above buted & bounded with 
all and singuler the rights & benifits belonginge to ye 
same together with all and singuler the rights & benifits 
improvements of fencings timbers trees woods under 
woods & all other ye rights preveledges profits emolle- 
ments heredittements & profits upon or belongeing to 
the same to have and to hould for ever & ye same to be 
& remain to ye only propor use benifitt & behofe of him 
ye sd John Smith his heirs & assignes to ockepy posses 
and in joy free & clerly discharged of & from all formor 
salles givftes morgages ore any other entanglements 
whatsoever with a warrentee to defend ye same against 
all claime ore claimes from me ye abovesd Joseph Pleas 
& Mary my wife our heirs excecutors & adminesstrators 
for ever or any persons layinge any just claim therto 
in wittnes wherunto we have sett to our handes & affixed 



Jamaica, Long Island 193 

our sealls this 13 day of December in ye 9 yeare of His 

Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Xt 1697 

Signed seald & dellivered Joseph Pleas O 

in presence of Mary X Pleas O 

Samuell Carpenter hur mark 

Marcy Ruscoe 

Samll Ruscoe A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 398 
This Indenture made this third day of August in ye 
yeare of our Lord seventeene hundred & five between 
Thomas Cardale of Jamaica in Queens County on Nas- 
saw Hand in America gent, of ye one part and Isaac 
Lenoir of ye aforsd Towne of Jamaica witnesseth that 
ye aforsd Thomas Cardall for & in consideration of ye 
sum of one hundred & twenty pounds of lawfull mony 
of ye Province of New York to him in hand paid before 
ye enseahng & deUvery of these presents pr ye sd Isaac 
Lenoir ye receipt whereof ye sd Thomas Cardale doth 
herby acknowlidge & thereof & therefrom doth by these 
presents for ever acquit & discharge ye sd Isaac Lenoir 
his ex" & admin" he ye sd Thomas Cardale hath granted 
bargined sold aliend enfeofed & confirmed & pr these 
presents doe grant bargin sell alien enfeofe & confirm 
unto ye said Isaac Lenoir his heirs & assignes six hundred 
acers of land lying in East NewJersy which he boughte in 
company with William Creed & others of one John Hari- 
son of East NewJersy as by deed bearing date ye four- 
teenth day of December 1702 being bounded east by 

John north by John Harison west by Samuell Deane 

south by ye highway betwixt Onione & George ye barbers 
together with all their righte title interest claime & de- 
mand whatsoever which he ye sd Thomas Cardale or 
which any of his heirs exc" or admi^ may have hereafter 
of to or in ye said tract of land with all profitts comoditys 
privelidges pastureage commanage timber trees grass 
swamps ponds or what priveledges to ye sd granted land 
is belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and 



194 Records of the Town of 

to hold unto him ye sd Issaac Lenoir his heirs & assignes 
for ever and ye sd Thorn" Cardale doth covenant & agre 
to & with ye sd Isaac Lenoir that it may be lawfull for 
him ye sd Isaac Lenoir to have hold ocopy posess & in- 
joy ye sd lot of land forever without ye lawfull let hin- 
drance molestation of him ye sd Thomas Cardale his 
heirs exc" or admi" or any other person or persons what- 
ever claiming any righte to ye same from any former gifts 
grants morgages from him ye sd Thomas Cardale de- 
rectly or inderectly also he ye sd Thomas Cardale doth 
pr these presents oblige himself to warrant and defend 
ye sd tract of land against himself his heirs exc" & admin« 
and it is also covenanted betweene ye sd partys that he 
ye sd Isaac Lenoir his heirs exC' & admi" or any of them 
may & shall from time to time pay one twelvth part of ye 
charges which ye sd William Creed & partners shall be 
at for ye beter enforcing ye title to him ye sd Isaac Lenoir 
his heirs exc and admi" whethether it be by patent or 
otherwise in witness whereof 
Look in page 403 for ye rest 

Page 399 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume George Phillipes belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassaw sendeth grettinge Know 
yea that I George Phillipes with Sarah my wife for several! 
good considerations and casses us therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to us 
in hand payd by Edward Burrowes of Jamaica in ye 
abovesd Towne Island and County ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby own and befor the ensealinge and dellivery 
of thes presents doe acknowledge to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed and payd and therof and therfrom doe 
for ever acquitt and discharge the abovesd Edward Bur- 
rowes his heires excecutors adminesstrators and from 
any further claim ore demand for any part or parcell 
therof have giveen granted covenanted allinated relleased 
quitt claimed enfeofd made over and sould and by thes 
presents doe acknowledg to have from us our heires 



Jamaica, Long Island 195 

excecutors and adminestrators given granted covenanted 
allinatted released enfeofed quitt claimed made over 
and sould unto ye abovesd Edward Burrowes his heires 
excecutors adminestrators and assignes a cartain home 
lott lyinge and being within ye Towne of Jamaica aforesd 
bounded north by ye street west by the parsonage east 
by ye home lott formorly belonginge to John Rowlefson 
of Jamaica deseast and southardly by ye high waye 
with all howesings fencings orchyards gardens clossuers 
together with all ye prevelidges profits and benifits ther- 
unto belonging or in any waies to ye same appertaininge 
I say that I ye sd George Phillipes with Sarah my wife 
have as abovesaid sold as aforsd unto ye aforsaid Edward 
Burrowes his heires excecutors adminesstrators & as- 
signes the abovesd home lott howesinges orchards closh- 
uers gardens fencinges with their & every of their ap- 
purtenances to have and to houlde ockepye posess and 
in joy for ever frely discharged from from all formor 
salles givfts morgages or any other entanglements what 
ever and the same shall warrent and by thes presents 
for ever defend against any claim or demand from any 
person or persons layinge any claim therto with a war- 
rente to defend ye same in a good undouted tytle in fee 
simple against any intrest property claim ore demand 
from me ye said George Phillipes & Sarah my wife our 
heirs excecutors & adminesstrators & adminestrators for 
ever in confirmation wherof we doe sett to our hands & 
sealls this fifth day of Aprill in ye ninth year of His 
Majts reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord 1697 
Signed sealld and dellivered George Phillips O 

in presence of Sarah X Phillips O 

Danll Whithead 

Sam^'Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye origonl 

deed pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page WO 

Memorrandam that on the fifth day Aprill instant 

then appered befor Daniell Whitthead one of His Majsts 

Justices of ye Peace for Queens County ye within named 



196 Records of the Town of 

George Phillipes and Sarah his wife and did acknowledg 
this deed of conveianee on ye other side to be their free 
and vollontary act & deed Danll Whitthead 

Know all men by thes presentes that wee Nehemiah 
Smith and Waitt Smith boath of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassaw have made for us our 
heires excecutors and adminesstrators a firme and abso- 
lut exchainge of two peces of upland lyeinge and beinge 
in the boundes and limits of Jamaica aforsd that is to 
say the abovesd Nehemiah Smith doth give grant & by 
the waye of exchainge make over & confirme unto the 
abovesd Waitt Smith his heires and assignes a certain 
pece of upland lyeinge & beinge in the hills beinge in 
number fivety foure a ten acer & thre quars right of 
devition to have and to hould for ever and in considera- 
tion wherof the aforsd Waitt Smith doat likwise give 
grant and by the waye of exchainge make over and 
confirme unto the abovesd Nehemiah Smith his herres 
and assignes a certain pece of upland lyeinge & being 
in ye hills bounded north by Flusinge land & south by 
John Eaveritt east by the abovesd Nehemiah Smith 
& west by Able Galle beinge five acers more ore les 
as it was laid out to have and to hold for ever that this 
is our mutull agreement wee bind our selves & our heires 
by thes presents firmly as wittnes our hands & sealls 
this elleventh day of March Ano 1700 & 701 
Signed and seald Nehemiah X Smith (Seal) 

in presence of his mark 

Samll Ruscoe Wait Smith (Seal) 

Clark 

Page m 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Milles belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I ye sd Samuell Milles with Sewzannah 
my wife for severall good reasons and casses us & each 
of us therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sume to me in hand payd by Samuell Milles 



Jamaica, Long Island 197 

Junore of ye same Towne Island and County ye receipt 
wherof I doe herby owne and before the ensealling and 
dellivery of thes presents doe acknowledg my self to be 
therwith fully contented satisfyed and payd and therof 
& therfrom doe for ever exonoratt acquit and discharge 
ye abovesd Samuell Miles his heires exceketors ad- 
minesstrators & assignes from any claim ore demand for 
any part ore parcell therof have given granted cove- 
nanted releast enfeoft quitte claimed made over & sould 
and by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from me my 
heires excecutors & adminesstrators giveen granted cove- 
nanted releast enfeoft quitte claimed made over & sould 
unto the aforesd Samuell Milles his heires excecutors 
adminesstrators and assignes a cartain part of a home 
lotte containinge foure or five acers more ore less bounded 
north by the streett west by George Wollsey east by 
Nathaniell Denton south by John Smith desseast with 
all howesings gardens orchards freut trees fencinge and 
prevelidges and appurtenances therunto belonginge or 
appertaining as allsoe the one half of a ten acer lott of 
meadow lyinge at ye further East Necke bounded west 
by William Ludlam and east by Joseph Ludlam north 
by ye highway & south to ye bay with ye prevelidges & 
rights belonginge to ye Neck arrissing therby or be- 
longinge therto and prevelidge of comonage belonginge 
therto as allsoe ten acers of upland lyinge in the midle 
devition bounded north by Samuell Denton south by 
Samuell Smith redhead east by Joseph Oldfeld & west 
by Freemans path with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standinge or lyinge with all improvements fenc- 
ing and preveledges belonging therunto I say that I ye 
sd Samuell Milles have as aforsd sould ye abovesd pece 
of land howesinge meadow and outland as they are 
bounded and exsprest with their and every of their ap- 
purtenances to ye forsaid Samuell Milles his heires 
exceketors & adminestrators and assignes to have and 

Page Jf.02 
to houlde for ever and the same to be & remaine to ye 
only propor use benifit & behouf him the sd Samuell 



198 Records of the Town of 

Milles free and clerly discharged of and from all formore 
salles givftes morgages or any other entangellments 
what ever & the same shall & by thes presents will for 
ever defend against any claim ore claim from any per- 
son or persons ore persons what ever with a warrente to 
defend ye same against any intrest proporty claime ore 
demand from me ye sd Samuell Milles & Sewzanah my 
wife our heirs excecutors & adminesstrators for ever in 
confirmation wherof we sett to our hands and scales 
this sixh day of Aprill in ye ninth yeare of His Majesties 
reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
sixe hundreed ninty and seven 

Signed sealld and dellivered Samuell X Milles O 
in presenc of his marke 

John Milles Sewzanah X Milles O 

Samll Ruscoe hur mark 



A trew coppy of ye origonall pr 



Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 



as allsoe to warrent and defend the same against all 
persons layeinge any just claime to the same from by 
or under him ye the sd Samuell Milles his heires excecu- 
tors or adminesstrators or either of them or any other 
intanglements what ever and like wisse to seall and deliver 
any other ore firm deed or conveianc for the premisses 
as the sd Samuell Carpenter shall be advised & procure 
to be drawne by his councell learned in law within ye 
space of seven years next after the datte herof in testi- 
money whrof the aforsd Samuell Milles hath unchaingably 
sett to his hand and fixed his seall ye day & datte above 
mentioned 

Signed sealled and dellivered Samuell X Milles O 
in presens of his marke 

Jonathan Deane 

Hope Milles A trew coppy pr 

Zacariah Milles Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
the rest in page 404 



Jamaica, Long Island 199 

Page 403 
(from 398) 
I have herto set my hand and seale the day and year 
above written 

Signed sealed and delivered Thomas Cardale O 

in presents of 
Will Urquhart 
Samll Mills 
Henry Lindley 

March 28th 1706 the above named Thomas Cardale 
came before me Jonathan Whithead Esqr one of Her 
Majs Justices of ye Peace and acknowlidged the above 
instrument to be his free and volingtary act and deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd & compard 
pr me Zach Mills 

Cler 
The rest in page 398 

Page J^OJi 
This Indenture made this first day of May in the 
thirtenth yeare (jf His Majesties reigne William ye 
Third by ye grace of God Kinge of England Scottland 
Ff ranee & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand seven hundreed 
and one & between Samuell Milles Jamaica in Queens 
County & on Nassaw Island & in ye Provinc of New- 
Yorke yeownian of ye one party & Samuell Carpenter 
. of ye same place yeoman of the other party wittnesseth 
that ye abovesd Samuell Milles for & in considderration 
of a a vallewable sume of currant moneys of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye abovesd Samuell Carpenter 
before ye enseallinge and dellivery of thes presents ye 
receipt wherof he doath herby owne & acknowledge 
himself therwith sattisfyed and content and paid & therof 
& therfrom doath acquitt exonorratt & discharge the 
abovesd Samuell Carpenter his heires excecutors & ad- 



200 Records of the Town of 

minesstratores & every of them from any part ore par- 
cell therof have giveen granted bargined sold enfeofed 
releasd & confirmd & by thes presentes fully clerly & 
absolutly have given granted bargined sold enfeoft 
releast & confirmed vmto ye abovesd Samuell Carpenter 
his heires & assignes for ever a cartain pece ore parcell 
of upland beinge ye one half partt of a twenty acer lott 
lyeinge & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica abovesd 
butted & bounded as followeth (that is to say) easterly 
on ye land of Joseph Oldfeld & west by the highway 
comonly called Ffreemans path and Southwardly by 
the land of Samuell Smith & northwardly by the land 
that did formerly belonge to Samuell Denton latt of 
Jamaica deseast together with all & singular ye trees 
timbers woodes under woods standinge or lyeinge beinge 
or any waies appertaininge to ye same with all the easstatt 
right title intrest posestion claim properties prevelidges 
-or appurtenances therunto belongeinge in & in any partt 
& parcell therof the sd Samuell Milles in the premisses 
to have & to hold the above recitted land as above 
bounded and exsprest to him the sd Samuell Carpenter 
his heirs & assignes for ever & the sd Samuell Milles for 
himself his heirs excecutors & adminesstratores doe 
herby covenant & agree with the sd Samuell Carpenter 
his heires &c shall & may now & att all times for ever 
herafter have hold ockepy poses & injoye the above re- 
citted land freely & clerly discharged acquitted of & 
from all formor givfts salles morgages dowers intaillinges 
judgmentes or excecutions revertions remainder or re- 
mainders or other title or incumbrance had made or 
committed att any time ore times befor the enseallinge 
& dellivery of thes presents 

Look in page 402 for the rest 

Page Ji-05 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 

cume Ellias Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County send- 

eth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Ellias 

Bayles with Sarah my wife for severall good resons & 



Jamaica, Long Island 201 

casses us & each of us therunto moveinge but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to us in hand 
paid by Abraham Lott of Flatbush in Kinges County in 
moneys to our sattisfaction ye receipt wherof we doe 
herby own and before ye enseallinge & delivery of 
thes presents doe acknowledg to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & payd have giveen granted covenanted re- 
least quitt claimed made over & sould & doe by thes 
presents acknowledg to have from us our heirs exceketors 
& adminestrators giveen granted covenanted releast 
quitte claimd made over & sould unto ye abovesd Abra- 
ham Lott his heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes 
a certain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge & beinge in 
ye bounds of Jamaica & bounded as followeth viz east 
by ye hige way or path leadinge to ye mill & to ye mead- 
owes & north by ye land of John Wood latte of Jamaica 
deseast & on ye other sid being ye west by a lott of land 
belonginge to John Foster sone to Henry Foster late of 
Jamaca aforsd deseast & south by Benjamin Thirston 
w*'^ fife acers of prevelidge for cutting of timber & fed- 
inge upon ye comons together with all timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge & lyinge with all & singuler ye 
prevelidges & profits & benifits therunto belonginge 
I say that I ye abovesd Ellias Bayles with Sarah my wife 
have as abovesd sould as aforsd unto ye abovesd iVbra- 
ham Lott all ye abovesd land & prevelidges as above 
exsprest according as it was butted & bounded & as it 
is marked by ye layers out ye same to have and to hold 
for ever & ye same to be & remaine to ye only propor 
use beniiit & behouf of him ye said Abraham Lott his 
heirs & asignes to ockepy poses and in joy free & freely 
discharged of & from all formor salles gifts morgages or 
any other entanglements what ever with a warrente 
to defend ye same against any intrest proporty claim 
ore demand from me ye abovesd Ellias Bayles & Sarah 
my wife our heirs exceketors & adminestrators for ever 
& from all claim ore claimes from any person ore persons 
layinge claim therto in confirmation wherof we sett to 
our hands & sealls this fourth day of June in ye eight 



202 Records of the Town of 

year of His Majs reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 

one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & sixe 

Signed seald & delHvered Ellias Bayles O 

in presence of Sarah X Bayles O 

Thomas Okley her mark 

Samll Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of ye oridgonall deed entered pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 1^06 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Daniell Smith sone to Waitt Smith belonging 
to Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Daniell 
Smith for severall good reasons considerations & casses 
me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallew- 
able consideration to my sattisfaction ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby acknow and own to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & paid by Timothy Milles of ye Towne Island 
& County yea that I ye have covenanted bargined 
allinated released quitt claimed bartered exchainged & 
for ever made over unto the abovesd Timothy Milles 
his heirs exceketors adminestrators & assignes from me 
my heirs exceketors & adminestrators a certain pece ore 
parcell of land lyinge & beinge in the bounds of Jamaica 
beinge in ye east devition lying on ye west side of ye 
Plaine Run containing a ten acer right bounded by John 
Fredrickson on ye south & Peter Whit on ye north & west 
by Fremans path soe comonly calld & east by ye high- 
way all which pece of land as it is butted & bounded as 
it was laid out together with all prevelidges profitts 
benifits timbers trees woods under woods standinge ore 
lying beinge upon ye same I the abovesd Daniell Smith 
have as abovesd sould to ye aforsd Tiiuothy Miles his 
heirs and assignes to have and to hould for ever and ye 
same shall & will warrent & by thes presents for ever de- 
fend against any claime ore demand from any person 
ore persons what ever & from all formor sails givfts mor- 



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gages or any other entanglements what ever with a 
warrente to defend ye same against any intrest proporty 
claim or demand from me ye sd Daniell Smith my heirs 
exceketors & adminestrators for ever in confirmation 
wherof I sett to my hand & seall this eleventh day 
of Janry in ye year of our Lord 1696 
Signed seald & dellivered Daniell Smith (Seal) 

in presens of 
Samuel Darling 
Samll Ruscoe 

Page m 
To all Christian peopell to whome these presents shall 
cnme Timothy Mills of Jamaica in Queens County in 
ye Island of Nassaw sendeth grettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Timothy Mills for severall good 
resons and casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable consideration to my sattisfac- 
tion in hand paid by Daniell Smith Juner sone to Waitt 
Smith belonginge to Jamaica aforesd ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby own & acknowledge to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed & paid have covenanted bargined 
allinatted releassed quitt claimed bartered & excanged 
& for ever made over and by thes presents doe acknowledg 
to have from me my heires exceketors & adminestrators 
covenanted bargined allinatted releast quitt claimd 
bartered & excainged & made over unto ye abovesd Dan- 
iell Smith his heires exceketors & adminestrators a cer- 
tain parcell of land lyinge & beinge in ye bounds of 
Jamaica beinge two lotts ore devitions containinge a 
fiveten acer right more ore less as it was layd out beinge 
in the east devition one the east sid of ye Plain Rune 
the ten acer right beinge bounded north by the land 
of David Watters & south by Mr. Whitheads land & east 
by Fostors River & west by ye highway and ye five 
acer right lyin and haveing Samll Denton on ye north 
and Benjamin Coe on ye south bounded east & west 
as ye other is all which abovesd pece or parcell of land 
as it is butted and bounded I the abovesd Timothy 
Mills have as abovesd made over and exchainged with 



204 Records of the Town of 

and unto the abovesd Daniell Smith his heirs & assignes 
with all ye prevelidges profitts & benifits with all woods 
under woods timbers trees woods under woods standing 
or lyinge being upon ye same to have and to hould for 
ever & ye same to be & remain to ye only propor use 
benifit & behoufe of him ye abovesd Daniell Smith his 
heirs & assignes for ever & ye same shall warrent & de- 
fend against any claim or demand from any person ore 
persons what ever w* a warrentee to defend ye same any 
proporty claim or demand from me ye sd Timothy Mils 
my heirs excektrs & adminestrators for ever in wittnes 
wherunto I sett to my hand & seall this eleventh day of 
Janry in ye year of our Lord 1696 

Signed seald & delivered Timothy X Milles (Seal) 

in presence of his mark 

Samuel Darling 

& 
Samll Ruscoe 

Page 408 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Peter Whit belonginge to Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I ye abovesd Peter White for severall good resons 
and considerations and casses me therunto moveing but 
more easspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to me in 
hand payd by Garrett Johnson of ye afor said Towne 
Island and County to my sattisfaction ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby own and acknowledge and before ye enseall- 
inge and dellivery of thes presents own to be therwith 
contented sattisfyed and payd and therof and ther- 
from doe acquit exonorat & discharge ye forsd Garrett 
Johnson his heires excecutors adminesstrators & as- 
signes from any demand for any part or parcell therof 
have giveen granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft 
quitte claimed and sold and doe by thes presents acknowl- 
edge to have from me my heires excecutors and ad- 
minesstrators giveen granted covenanted releast quitt 
claimed made over and sold unto ye abovesd Garrett 
Johnson his heires excecutors adminesstrators and as- 



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signes a sartain pece of land lyinge & beinge in ye bounds 
of Jamaica in ye west devition beinge a five acer right 
of devition & is bounded on ye east by William Fostor 
& west by ye rune north by ye boges & south by the 
path which sd pece of land as it is bounded and exsprest 
I ye aforsd Peter Whitt have as abovesd sould to ye forsd 
Garrett Johnson his heires & assignes with all & singuler 
ye prevelidges profits and benifits therunto belonginge 
or in any wais appertaining with all & timbers trees woods 
under woods under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge 
upon ye sanje to have and to hould ockepy posses and 
injoy for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye only 
propor use benifit and behoufe of him ye sd Garrett 
Johnson his heires excecutors adminestrators & assignes 
freely and clerly discharged of and from all formor salles 
givftes morgages ore any other entanglements what ever 
and ye same shall & by thes presents for ever warrent 
and defend against any claim or claimes from any person 
ore persons what ever with a warrente to defend ye same 
against any intrest proporty claim or demand from me 
ye sd Peter Whitte my heires excecutors & adminestrators 
for ever in confirmation wherof I have sett to my hand 
and affixed my seall this first day of Aprill in ye ninth 
yeare of His Majesties reigne and in ye yere of our 
Lord 1697 Peter Whitt O 

Signed seald and dellivered 
in presence of 

Joseph Pleas A trew coppy pr 

Sam Ruscoe Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 409 
This Testement datted October ye twentyeth in ye 
yeare of our Lord one thowsand one thowsand sixe 
hundreed ninty & eaight showeth viz that William Car- 
penter inhabetant of Jamaica in Queens County upon 
the He of Nassaw belongeinge to ye Province of New- 
Yorke (farmor) hath for divers good resons moveinge 
him therunto but more easspeatily for a vallewable con- 
sideration in hand reseived to his full sattisfaction bar- 



206 Records of the Town of 

tered bargined & sould & doth by thes instrument & 
deed of conveience barter bargine sell allien assigne & 
make over unto his brother Samuell Carpenter of the 
same Towne abovesd a small pece parcell ore messuage 
of upland sittuatt & lyinge within the precenkts of 
Jamaica abovesd & eastward of ye Towne nere to Fostors 1 

Meadow Rune & containinge five acers of land more ore 
less beinge one sixt part of a thirty acer lott formerly 
conveied & laid out to his father Carpenter desseased 
& ye elleventh lott in number accordinge to ye first east 
devition which said thirty acer lot is bounded by a cer- 
tain lott which belonged to Allexander Smith on ye 
north & by ye parsonage lott on ye south butinge upon 
ye highway west & Underdunks land east that is to 
say the sixt part of ye aforesd alotment beinge five acers 
more ore less for ye sd Samuell to have and to holde as 
his absoelut right & proporty with all & every ye prev- 
elidges profits liberties benifits and conveaniences be- 
longinge ore that shall belonge therto ore accrew therby 
after the datte herof to be abide & remaine in ye peacable 
quiatt possestion of the said Samuell his heires & as- 
signes for ever without any manore of lett ore mollesta- 
tion by ye sd William ore his heires & that ye sd William 
shall and will ever defend this his salle as wittness his 
hand and seall afiixed herunto ye day & yeare above 
written 

Signed sealled & dellivered William Carpenter O 
in presence of 

Daniell Smith A trew coppy of the orridg- 

JoHN Pruden Seanor onall deed entered pr 

John Pruden Juner Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 



To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Joseph Pleas belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County on Longe Island allies Nassaw sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I Joseph Pleas with Mary my wife for 



Jamaica, Long Island 207 

severall good reasons & casses us and each of us therunto 
moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable and full 
sattisfaction to us in hand allredy paid by Samuell 
Carpenter belongeinge to ye abovesd Towne Island 
and County the receipt wherof we doe herby own and 
ackno'vN^ledge to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed 
and paid and therof and therfrom doe for ever exonoratt 
and discharge the abovesd Samuell Carpenter his heires 
excecutors adminestrators and assignes of and from all 
ore any demand for any part or parsell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releast quitt claimed 
enfeofed made over and sold and by thes presents doe 

Page 410 
acknowledge to have from us our heires excecutors ad- 
minesstrators fully and absoelutly giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releast quitte claimd enfeofed mad 
over and sould unto ye abovesd Samuell Carpenter his 
heires excecutors adminesstrators and assignes all that 
a sartaine pece ore parcell of upland lyinge and beinge 
in the boundes of Jamaica containinge ten acers more 
ore less as it was layd out bounded westward by Nehemiah 
Smiths lott and northardly by the highway & east by 
Joseph Oldfelds and south by the highway all which 
said land as it is above bounded and exsprest together 
with all & singuler the prevelidges profits & benifits 
boath of fences improvements & benifits that are and 
shall belonge to ye same with all timbers trees woods 
under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge upon ye same 
to have and to holde for ever & the same to be & remaine 
to ye only propor use benifit and behouf of him ye abovesd 
Samuell Carpenter his heires excecutors adminesstrators 
& assignes free & clerly discharged of & from all formore 
salles gifts morgages or any other intangellments what 
ever with a warrente to defend the same from any in- 
trest proporty claim ore demand from the abovesd 
Joseph Pleas & Mary my wife our heires & excecutors 
for ever & from all & every person that shall lay any 
claime therto in testemony wherof we have sett to our 



208 Records of the Town of 

hands & sealls this 13 day December in ye 9 year of His 
Majesties reigne Ano. 1697 

Signed sealled and delHvered Joseph Pleas O 

in presence of Mary X Pleas O 

John Smith her mark 

Ruth Smith 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye oridgonall 

entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page Ii.ll 
Know all men by thes presents that I Benjamin 
Thirston inhabetant in Jamaica in Queens County 
on Longe Island now called Nassaw belonging to ye 
Province of NewYorke for severall resons & good casses 
me therunto moveinge but more espeatily for and in 
consideration of certain sumes of moneys to me paid or 
secured by Samuell Carpenter of Jamaica in ye County 
& Province abovesd wherfor witt ye me I hould my self 
well content & sattisfyed & therof witt ye mee the sd 
Benjamin to have sould bargined and by vertew herof 
doe sell disspoas sell & make over from me my heirs 
exts & assignes unto ye sd Samuell Carpenter to him 
his heires exceketors or assignes for ever one pece of 
meadow on ye further East Neck bounded as ffolloweth 
fruntinge upon Waitt Smith northward eastward upon 
William Ludlam southardly upon one little creek cuminge 
out of the greatt creek & westward by by a lott of meadow 
that was formorly Robertt Ashmans therfor witt ye me 
by vertew herof and fully & freley & absoluttly clerly 
sell & give grant & enfef & confirme unto the aforsd 
Sam^^ Carpenter his heirs exce*'' ore assignes the the above 
mentioned premises to have and to hould okepy and 
poses for ever ye abovesd meadow to enter therwith & 
have in possestion to ockepy & labor as is his owne 
herrettage with all all ye appurtenances therunto be- 
longinge from ye datt herof & I the abovesd Benjamin 
Thirston doe bind me my heires that it shall be freely 
& fully discharged & to warrent from all former sales 
gifts grants doweries joynters anuties jugments forfits 



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and morgages or any incumbrances what soever had 
made ore comitted wittingly or willingly ore willingly 
suferd or done by ye aforsd Benjamin Thirston his heirs 
exceketors or adminestrators by his or their means act 
or consent act or procurment or by other persons or 
persons what soever lawfully claiminge from by or under 
them to warrent & make good in law ye abovesd prem- 
ises & in confirmation of the trew performance of this 
bill of salle I doe seall signe & delliver with my own 
hand this bill of sail befor wittneses att Jamaica ye 31 
day of March 1696 

Andrew Allexander Benjamin Thirston O 

Daniell Smith 
Nathan Smith A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^W 
Know all men by thes presents that I Ellias Bayles 
of Jamaica in the Queens County on Long Island & 
in the Province of NewYorke in America have sould and 
by thes presents & vertew herof sell & grant and make 
over from me my heirs excecutors adminestrators ore 
assignes a sartain pece of meadow lyinge and beinge 
to ye quantity of thre or four acers more ore less lying 
on hether east neck in ye boundes of Jamaica unto 
Samuell Carpenter of ye aforsd Towne his heirs excecu- 
tors & adminestrators or assignes for ever ye said meadow 
beinge bounded at ye rear of Nath Dentons lott and cross 
the lott of now Ellias Bayles eastward upon Cap*" Car- 
penter & southward upon ye east neck creek & west- 
ward upon the widow Thirston to have & to hould for 
ever ye sd meadow w*^ all therunto belonginge frely 
discharged from all formor salles givfts grants doweries 
joynters dowerys or leases or excecutions or whatt ever 
incumbrances whatever hrtofor hath benn mad & more 
espeatily for a certain sume in money allredy received 
in hand doath make over the same unto Samuell Carpenter 
his heirs for ever and the sd Ellias Bayles & his heirs 
excecutors or assignes for ever to warrent ye same against 



210 Records of the Town of 

any person or persons layinge claim therto & to give him 
quat posestion of ye same & if need any further con- 
firmation I herunto sett to my hand & seall & with ye 
consent of my wiffe Sarah Bayles in ye year of our Lord 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & two & ye 13 day of 
October 

& in ye presence of us Ellias Bayles O 

Andrew Allexander Sarah X Bayles O 

Daniell Mathews her mark 

A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscob 

Clark 
Page US 
This presents testify that I Nathaniell Denton in- 
habetant of Jamaica one the Island of Nassau allis Long 
Island in Queens County have for good considerations 
me therunto moveinge & more espeatily for full sattis- 
faction allredy received and more vit ye mee to have 
giveen granted allinatted sould bargined and made over 
from my self my heirs excecutrs & assignes unto Samuell 
Carpenter of ye said place his heirs excecutors & assignes 
the number of twelve acers of land more ore less as it 
was layd out bounded on ye west syd by of John Roads 
on ye south syd by the highway one ye west syd by 
John Smith one the north syd by the bogges the twelve 
acers of land more ore less bounded as abovesd with all 
ye wood and timber standinge and lyinge therunto be- 
longinge I the said Nathaniell Denton hath fully and 
freely and absoluttly allinatted sould and made over 
from him self his heirs & ad minestrators & assignes to 
have and to houlde poses & in joy for ever & ye sd Nath- 
aniell Denton doas covenant promis and oblidge him 
and his heirs to secure & save harmles from all claimes 
and incumbrancs and from all & every sutte salles leatts 
and morgages ore what ever forfeitts may hapen ore 
be>to any person or persons what so ever to ore about 
ye said land that this is my act & deed I testify by setting 



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to my hand and seall this twenty eight day of December 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty and four yeares 
Signed and seald 

in presents of us Nathaniel Denton O 

Andrew Allexander 
Nathan Smith 
Andrew Allexander 

Sarah X Denton A trew coppy of ye origonall 

hur mark entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Thes presents wittneseth of a mutuall agreemt cove- 
nant & bargin conchided & made between Nathaniell 
Denton and Waitt Smith boath inhabetantes of Jamaica 
in Queens County upon the Island of Nasaw in ye Prov- 
ince of NewYorke acordinge to ye tenure & datt herof 
as follwth viz imprs ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton 
hath & doath by thes presents fully barter bargin ex- 
chaing allinat & make over from him his heires excecu- 
tors or adminesstrators to Waitt Smith his heires excecu- 
tores adminestrators or assigns for ever a certain pece 
ore parcell of upland sittuatt lyeinge & beinge in the 
boundes of Jamaica abovesd buted & bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say east by the land of Hope Carpenter 

Page Jf-H 
& west by ye land of John Ludlam & south by the high- 
way or other lottes & north by Flushinge boundes & 
allsoe belonginge to a divition comonly called ye hill 
divition beinge laid out to a ten acor right lyeinge in 
number forty & eight as allso another lott lyeing & beinge 
in the south woods belongeinge to a divition called the 
midle divition being the one half of a fiveten acor lott 
as it was layd out butted & bounded as followeth that 
is to say east by the land of Samuell Mesenger & west 
by the highwaye comonly called Freemans path & south 
by the land of Thomas Smith and north by the land of 
Thomas Wigens all which lotts of land as they are laid 



212 Records of the Town of 

out whether they be more or less as above bounded & 
exsprest with all timbers trees whether standinge ore 
lyeinge beinge or any ways appertaininge to the same 
with all rights benifites prevelidges or apurtenancs 
therunto belongeinge ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton 
hath fully bargined allinatted & firmly made over by 
exchaing to ye abovesd Waitt Smith his heires excecutors 
or assignes to have & to hold poses & ockepy & injoy 
as his propor and absolut right for ever more over the 
abovesd Nathaniell Denton doath herby engage to 
defend & make good in law ye premiss as against all 

persons what ever 

Be itt known allsoe that for & in considerration of 
ye above written tenur ye abovesd Waitt Smith on the 
other party hath made & doath by thes presents barter 
bargin exehainge allinatt & make over from his heirs 
excecutors adminestrators to ye abovesd Nathaniell 
Denton his heirs excecutors & adminestrators or asignes 
for ever as the conditions of the above written premises 
a certain pece ore parcell of upland sittuatt lying & beinge 
in the bounds of Jamaica aforsd belongeinge to a divition 
called the hill divition lyinge in number ninten laid out 
to a twenty four acer right or therabouts buted and 
bounded as followeth that is to say west by the land 
of Nicolos Everitt & east by the parsonage land north 
by the bondes of Flushinge & south by the land of ye sd 
Nathaniell Denton & Nicolas Everitt or the highway al 
which land as it is buted & bounded & exsprest be it 
more or les with all tres timbers whether standinge or 
lyeinge or any ways appertaining to ye same with all 
rights benifits & prevelidges therunto belonginge ye above- 
sd Wait Smith hath frely bargined alinated & confirmd 
to ye sd Nathaniell Denton his heirs excecutors to ockepy 
to hav & to hold poses & injoy as his own propor and 
absolut right for ever warrent ye abovesd Wait Smith 
doath herby engage to defend ratefy & make good in 
law against any person what ever that this above writ- 
ten bargin covenant & agreement is ther act & deed 



Jamaica, Long Island 213 

joyntly and respectively ther hands mutely subscribed 
& ther seals afixed 24 of Sptmbr in ye 12 year of His 
Majs reigne 1700 

In presence of Nath Denton O 

Samuell Smith Wait Smith O 

Zacry Mills 

Jamaica Janry 16 1700 then apperd before Danll. 
Whithed one of His Majsts Justices for Queens County 
for keepinge ye peace ye above named Nath Denton and 
Wait Smith & did acknowledg the above writen instru- 
ment & agreement to be ther volontary act & deed 

Danll Whithed 

A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page Jf-15 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cum John Stewart of Jamaica in Queens County cooper 
sendeth grettinge in our Lord God everlastinge Know 
yea that I the abovesd John Stewartt with Ellizabth 
my wife for severall good resons considerations & casses 
us & each of us therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a vallewable sume of moneys to us in hand payd 
by Nathaniell Denton of Jamaica in ye abovesd County 
to our sattisfaction ye receip wherof we doe before ye 
ensealling and dellivery herof own and acknowledg to 
be therwith contented sattisfyed & paid have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated enfeofed relest quitte 
claimed made over & sould & by thes presents doe own 
and ackknowledge to have from us our heires exceketors 
and assignes given granted covenanted allinated enfeofed 
releassed quitt claimed made over and sould unto ye 
abovesd Nathaniell Denton his heires excecuts assigns a 
sartain pece of land lying in ye Towne of Jamaica con- 
taininge one acer & a half more ore less as it now lyeth 
within fence which sd land is bounded north by ye land 
of ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton and west by Samuell 



214 Records of the Town of 

Dein east by ye path or high way leading downe to ye 
springe & south by ye orchyard fence of ye aforesaid John 
Stewartt being part of ye lott ore homested formorly 
bought from John Hainds late of Jamaica aforesd in ye 
County abovesd together with all ye prevelidges & 
benifits therunto belongeinge with all orchards freutt 
trees & fencings therupon ore therunto belonginge ye 
same to have and to houlde for ever & ye same to be & 
remaine to the only propor use benifitt & behoufe of him 
ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton his heires exceketors & 
assignes to ockepy poses & injoy without let fraud or 
hindrance ore mollestation from any person or persons 
what ever & ye same shall warrent & by thes presents for 
ever defend against any intrest proporty claime ore de- 
mand from me ye abovesd with Elliszabeth my wife 
our heires exceketors & assignes & likwis the abovesd 
Johnt Stewart & Elliszabeth doath own & acknowledg 
themselves to be at & before ye enseallinge & dellivery of 
thes presents setld and seaszed of a good and firme tytle 
of & unto all ye abovesd premises in fea simple cler & 
clerly discharged from all formor salles givftes morgages 
or any other entangelments what ever in wittnes & con- 
firmation of all ye abovesd premises ye abovesd John & 
Elliszabeth doath bind our selves our heirs & assignes this 
eaightenth day of May in ye seventh yeare of Their 
Majsts reigne & in ye year of our Lord Christ one thow- 
sand sixe hundred ninty & five John Stewartt O 

Signed sealld & dellivered O 

in presenc of 

Thomas Okley A trew coppy of ye origonall 

Samuell Ruscoe pr Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page Jf.16 
Know all men by thes presents that I Richard Roads 
yeoman in Pessaianke in ye Province of Pensillveanae 
in ye County of Phillidellphea for severall reassons & 
casses me therunto moveinge but more esspeatily for a 
certain sume of money to me in hand payd ore secured by 
Nathaniell Denton inhabetant of Jamaica in Queens 



Jamaica, Long Island 215 

County in ye Island of Nassaw in ye Province of New- 
Yorke wherof I hold me well content and sattisfyed and 
therof quitte ye sd Richard Roads abovesaid to have 
bargined and sold and by vertew herof dose sell disspoas 
allinat and make over from me my heires exceketrs and 
adminestrators for ever unto ye abovesd Nath Denton 
to him his heires exceketors and adminesstrators ore 
assignes for ever his rights it beinge on ten acer right in 
ye hill devition it being five acers more ore less as it was 
layd out by ye surveayors in the boundes of Jamaica 
bounded in south by an highway that gooes under the 
hills east by Hope Carpenters north by Flushinge boundes 
with all ye wood & timber theron standinge and lyinge 
& with all the previledgges therunto belonginge therfor 
vit ye me Richard Rodes abovesd by vertew herof fully 
freely absolutly and clerly sell grant alinate and disspoas 
and confirme unto ye said Nath Denton his heires ex- 
ceketors & adminestrators with all ye appurtenances to 
have and to hold keep and posses for ever ye land above- 
said to ockepy and laboiir as his proporty from ye datte 
herof and I the abovesd Richard Rodes doe oblidge & 
bind me my heires that it shall be free & fully discharged 
& to warrent it from all formor salles gifts grants dowers 
leasses joynters anuities intayles judgments morgages 
or any incumbrances what ever had made ore comitted 
in writting wittingly or willingly^ sufered or done by me 
ye aforsaid Richard Rods or his heires or assignes or by 
his ore their order or means act or consent privitty or 
procuerment or by other person or persons whatsoever 
lawfully claiminge from by or under or other of them 
to warrent & mak good in law ye abovesd premises in 
confirmation of ye trew performance of ye above prem- 
ises I doe signe & deliver w**^ my own hand this bill of 
salle befor the wittneses att Jamaica ye nintenth day of 
November one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & five years 
Signed sealled Richard Roades O 

in presence of 
John Ludlam 
Andrew Allixander 



216 Records of the Town of 

Memorandam on ye 19 day of November 1695 apered 
befor Daniell Whithead one of His Majesties Justices 
of ye Peace for Queens County ye above named Richard 
Roades & did acknowledg ye above written deed of salle 
to be his free & vollentary act & deed 

Danll. Whitthead 

A trew coppy of ye origonall deed 

pr Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page W 

Jamaica in Queens County on Long Island this twenty 
third of March Anok Dominy 1692 or three Know all 
men by thes presents that I John Smith of ye place 
abovesd husbandman have given granted & sould & 
doe by thes presents fully freely & absolutly for divers 
good considerrations me therunto moveinge and more 
easspeatially a certain sume of money allredy in hand 
reseived allinatt give grant & sell unto Nathaniell Denton 
of ye same place Towne & County abovesd shoomaker a 
certain parcell of land containing about eaight acers more 
or less lying in ye place comonly called ye boggey neck 
bounded as followeth bounded north & east by ye high- 
way south and west by Nath'^ Denton aforsd which 
said land w*'' all improvements theron made & prophitts 
to be made hens forth to be & remain unto ye propor use 
benefitt & behouff & dissposs of ye sd Nath^' Denton his 
heirs excects admin"*^ and assignes for ever and for ye 
warrentinge of ye sail ffree from any formor salle or in- 
cumbrances & that ye sd Nath'^ Denton his heirs shall 
peasably ockepy improve posses & injoy ye same with- 
out chalenge or mollesstation from me ye sd John Smith 
abovesd ore any of my heires exceketors adminesstrators 
or assignes or any other person or persons layinge claim 
to ye sd land ore any part theroff by any power derrived 
from me ore any pretence whatever unto all & every of 
ye premises above written I the abovesd John Smith 
doe bind my self my heirs eceke*^ admis*' & assignes to 
maintain this my sail against any claim or demand of 



Jamaica, Long Island 217 

any person or persons what so ever unto ye trew per- 
formance of all & every of ye premises above written I 
John Smith abovesd have sett to my hand & fixed my 
seall this day & datte above written 
Signed seall & dellivered John X Smith O 

in presence of his mark 

John Foster 

SamI' Smith A trew coppy of ye origonall 

pr Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page ^18 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 

cume Derreck Poullson of Fflushing in Queens County 

sendeth greetting Know yea that I Derrick Poullson 

abovesd for severall considerations resons and casses 

me therunto moveinge but more easspeatially for a 

vallewable sume to me in hand paid & secured to be 

paid by Nath'' Denton of Jamaica in Queens County 

abovesd have covenanted allinatted releasd enfeofed 

made over & sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg 

to have from me my heirs exceketors admin'*" & as- 

signes covenanted allinatted relleased enfeofed made over 

and sould unto Nath'^ Denton abovesd his heirs excek*" 

admin-^*" a sartain pece of upland lyinge & beinge in ye 

bounds of Jamaica containing seven acers & a half more 

or less as it was layd outt bounded as ffolloweth bounded 

one ye north by John Ffreemans land & south by ye lands 

of ye sd Nath'' Dentons land ff routing upon Ffreemans 

east pathe ner upon — the Plain Rune which abovesd 

pece of land containing seven acers & a half as abovesd 

ye abovesd Derrick Poullson hath as abovesd sould as as 

abovesd unto ye aforsd Nathaniell Denton his heirs 

& asignes for ever together with all & singuler ye preve- 

llidges prophitts & benefitts timbers trees woods under 

woods standing or lyinge beinge upon ye same to have 

and to hould for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye 

only propor use benefitt & behouff of him ye abovesd 

Nath'J Denton his heirs & assignes to ockepy posses & 

injoy as his & their own ffree right of inherrettance war- 



218 Records of the Town of 

rentinge ye same good cler & clerly discharged from all 
formor salles givfts morgages doweryes or any other en- 
tangellments with a warrentee to defend ye same against 
any intrest proporty claim or demand either from me 
ye sd Derrick Poullson my heirs excek^ admines & as- 
signes for ever or from any person or persons whatt ever 
in confirmation wherof I the abovesd Derrick Poullson 
doe bind my self as abovesd by subscribing my name 
& setting to my seall this twenty seventh day of Janry 
in ye fivfth year of Their Majst reigne & in ye year of 
our Lord Christ 1693/4 

Signed seld & dellivered Derrek X Poullson O 
in presence of his mark 

Deborah Loutt 

Samuell Rus€OE a trew coppy of ye origonall ded 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

I under written doe aqquitt & discharge Jonathan 
Firman of all depts dewes & demandes from ye begining 
of ye world to this datte as wittnes my hand Agust ye 
14, 1693. 

Witnes Ellias Doughty 

Nathaniel Denton 

This a trew coppy of ye orrigonall pr 

Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 419 

Jamaica July ye 3d 1684 

Thes presents may sertefy any one whome it may any 
ways conserne that we Robertt Coe & Jane Coe & our 
son John Smith all of Jamaica in Queens County upon 
Long Island have for our selves our heirs exceketors or 
adminis*^ bargined sould & made over unto Nath^' 
Denton Juner of ye same Town & County a sartain pece 
or parcell of land lyinge for ten acers more or less beinge 
& lyinge in ye necke comonly called ye Little Neck have- 
ing one ye north side of itt a five acer lott of Samuell 
Dentons the other three sides lyinge to ye comons we 



Jamaica, Long Island 219 

say that we ye aforsd Robertt Coe & Jane Coe with our 
sone John Smith have for our selves our heirs exceket" 
admin"^* & assignes firmly bargined sould & made over ye 
abovesd ten acers of land lying & beinge as aforsd w*** 
all ye timbers trees standinge ore lyinge upon ye said 
land & what land is broke up w*^ all ye fencing or fencing 
stoufF therunto bellonginge unto ye aforsd Nathaniell 
Denton for him his heirs exceketors admines" or assignes 
to have & to hould as their own proper right tytell for 
ever & we doe further bind & ingage ourselves to make 
good this our salle in law fre from all formor salles givfts 
dowerys intailes lesses or any other incumbranses made 
or sufiFered to be made by us or all of or any of us in con- 
firmation of ye premises wee have herunto sett out hands 
& fixed our seals 

In ye presence of Robertt Coe O 

John Bayles Jane X Coe O 

Waitt Smith her mark 

John Smith O 

We under written doe own and declare that Mr. 
Robertt Coe & Jane Coe doe acknowledg ye above ded 
of sail to be their ackt and deed as wittnes our hands 

Ellias Doughty 
Daniell Whitthead 

A trew coppy of ye origonall pr 

Sam Rusco 

Clark 
Page Jf20 
Jamaica Ffebrauary the 9th 1675 or sixe 
Honronty uneversi pro presents that I James Hinds 
of Jamaica upon Long Island in ye North Rydinge of 
Yorkshier doe by thes presents sell & make over unto 
Nathaniell Denton Juner of ye same place a sartain par- 
cell of meadow of about ffive akers more or less lyinge 
and being between Samuell Deans on ye east side & ye 
shoomakers which was formorly Samuell Messengers 
on ye west side frontinge upon ye Great Island upon ye 



220 Records of the Town of 

necke of meadow comonly called ye further east Neck 
with ten acers of upland yett to be taken up in ye woods 
w*^ all ye comonage belonging to ye said medowes I 
say that I the aforsd James Hinds doe by thes presents 
for my self min heirs or assigns sell & make over all 
my right title & intrest to ye medow & upland above 
mentioned with all ye rights prevelidges & appurtenances 
therunto belonginge to ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton 
his heirs and assigns to have & to hould as his own propor 
right for a vallewable consideration reseived for ever & 
likewis I the aforsd Hinds doe ingage to make good 
this my salle in law against any formor other claim 
whatt soe ever in confirmation of ye premises I doe this 
day and datte abovesd set to my hand & seall in testy 
afor subscribed James Hinds O 

Signed sealed & dellivered 
in presence of 

Naththaniell Denton A trew coppy of ye origonall 
Thomas Okley pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 1^21 
Thes presents testefy that I John Smith sone in law to 
Mr. Robertt Coe of Jamaica one Long Island in Queens 
County have for severall good considerrations me ther- 
unto moveinge & more esspeatially for full sattisfaction 
allredy reseived have giveen granted allinatted sould 
& made over ffrom my self my heirs exceketrs & assignes 
unto Nathanell Denton Juner of ye sd place his heirs 
excek^ adminesst' & assignes a pece of land lyinge att ye 
end of ye sd Smiths home lotte containinge ten acers 
more ore less beinge bounded one ye north by ye hills one 
ye east w*^ Joseph Smiths land one ye south w*^ ye com- 
ons or highe waye one ye west w*^ ye sd home lotte & 
ye lotts of ye Ludlams Samuell Mills & ye Ludlams 
Samuell Mills & Will Nicols which sd ten acers of land 
more or less bounded as abovesd w*'' all the ifences & 
improvements together w*^ all ye prevelidges & ap- 
purtenances therunto bellonginge ye sd John Smith hath 
ffully & freely allinatted sould & mad over from himself 



Jamaica, Long Island 221 

his heirs & assignes unto the aforesaid Nathaniel Denton 
Juner his heirs & assigns to hould have poses & injoy for 
ever & ye sd John Smith doth covenant & promis to 
secuer & save harmles ye said Nathanell from all & 
every sutte salles leetts morgages & incombrances or 
whatevr fforfeitts may happen ore be to any person or 
persons what soever to or aboutt ye said land that this 
is my ackt & deed I testefy by settinge to my hand & 
seall this third of June Anoqe Dominey 1685 
Signed seald & dellivered John Smith O 

before us Robertt Coe — 

John Pruden Jane x Coe O 

Thomas X Smith her mark 

his mark 

A trew coppy pr 

Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 

This Bill of Salle was owned by Mr. Robertt Coe & 
Jane his wiffe to be their ackt & deed as wittnes our hands 
March ye 12 1686/5 

Ellias Doughty 
Daniell Whitthed 

Page Jf22 
Hoverente uneversi per presentes that I Sarah Davis 
widow & relickt of Jonathan Daves lattly deseased of 
ye Towne of Jamaica in ye North Rydinge of Yorkshire 
upon Long Island have sould & by thes presents doe 
sell & make over unto Nathanell Denton Juner inhabetant 
of ye same Towne & Shire one acer of my home lott ly- 
inge & beinge right over against John Roads home lott 
one ye south side ye high waye with all ye fencings be- 
longing to it & ye freutt trees upon it exceping ye hafe 
of ye trees that are in ye nursery & sixe of ye trees that 
are sett outt ye land to run east & west ye bredth of ye 
lott & soe southward from ye fenc next ye highe way 
before Roadses till it become ye full quantety of one 



222 Records of the Town of 

acer I say that I Sara Daves aforsd have for my self my 
heirs & assignes sould & mad over all my right title & 
intrest to ye said land & fence & trees afore mentioned 
unto ye aforsd Nath^^ Denton his heirs exceketors or 
assignes to have & to hould for ever & doe by thes 
present wrightings ingage myself to make good this my 
sale against any just claim of any one whatt soe ever in 
law in confirmation of this my bill of sail I doe this 28 of 
June Ano Dominy 1675 sett to my hand & seall 
Signed seald & dellivered Sarah X Daves O 

in ye presence of her mark 

Nehemiah Smith 

Waitt Smith A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

pr Sam" Ruscoe 

Clark 

Know all men by thes presents y* I John Denman 
of Maspath Killes in ye bounds of Newtown allis Midell- 
borough on Long Island in ye West Rydinge of Yorke- 
shire have sould & doe by vertew herof sell grant & 
delliver or make over from me & my heirs for ever unto 
Nath'' Denton Jun. of Jamaica on Long Island in ye 
North Rydinge of Yorkshire two acers of land bounded 
one ye east by the street one ye west by Samuell Danes 
Seanor lott one ye south with Samuell Danes one ye 
north bounded by ye aforsd Nathaniell Dentons lott 
wh. he bought of Sarah Daves I say that I the aforsd 
John Denman doe by vertew heroff fully & freely clerly 
and absoluttly doe sell grant make over & confirme 
unto ye aforsaid Nath. Denton his heirs exceketrs ad- 
minests & assignes ye land abovesd with the ffencing 
therunto belonginge fully & ffreely discharge from all 
formor salles givfts grants dowerys joynters leasses rests 
charges anueties uses intaills judgments forfettuers 
excecutions morgages fines & incombrances whattever 
had mad ore comitted in writting willingly or willingly 
suffered or done by ye aforsd John Denman his heirs 
or assignes or by his or their meanes acts or consents 
previtty or procurment what so ever lawfully claiming 



Jamaica, Long Island 223 

from by or under him or them or any of them beinge upon 
a vallewable consideration as is spesefied in a bill of dept 
giveen to me John Denman by aforsd Nath Denton in 
consideration of ye premises I the aforsaid John Denman 

Page 423 
doe doe seall signe & delliver with my own hand unto 
the Nathl Denton this bill of salle this 7th of March in 
ye year of our Lord one thowsand sixe hundred seventy 
nine or eaighty 

Signed seald & dellivered John Denman 
in presence of us Sarah X Denman O 

Richard X Tirdale her mark 

his mark 
William X Smith A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

his mark dede pr Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Richard Roads sendeth grettinge Know yea that 
I the abovesd Richard Roads of Jamaica in Queens 
County have for me my heirs exceketors adminestrators 
& assignes covenanted allinatted enfeofed releassed bar- 
gined & sould unto Joseph Pleass of ye same Towne & 
county a sartain parcell of upland lyinge upon ye east 
side of John Roads ye west John Smith ye north side ye 
boges & south side ye high way containinge twelve 
acers more ore less lyinge & beinge within ye boundes 
of Jamaica as it was laid out I say that I the abovesd 
Richard Roads have as abovesd sould unto ye abovesd 
Joseph Pleass ye above mentioned parcell of upland con- 
taining as above exsprest with all ye fenceings stones 
timbers trees standinge or lying being upon ye same ye 
same & every part & parcell therof to have & to hould 
to him ye said Joseph Pleas his heirs exceketors adminess- 
trators and assignes firmly & ye doe ingage to ever war- 
rent & defend this good in law free from any formor sail 
givft dowerys joynters leases ore any other intangell- 
ments or encombrance what some ever with a warrentee 
to defend ye same against any claim or demand either 



224 Records of the Town of 

from me my heirs exceketors adminestrators or assignes 
for ever or any person or persons lawfully layinge claim 
therto either from by or under me or my order in con- 
firmation wherof I have sett my hand & fixed my seall 
this fourth day of Novembr in ye second year of ye reigne 
of our Soverraign Lord & Lady Kinge William & Queen 
Mary & in ye yeare of our Lord God one thowsand sixe 
hundred & ninty Richard Roads O 

Signed seald & dellivered 
in presens of 

Thomas Okely A trew coppy of ye origonall 

Nathanell Denton pr Samll Ruscoe 

John Scott Clark 

Jamaica ye 28h day of September 1693 then & their 
I Joseph Please of Jamaica in Queens County on Island 
allis Nassaw doe assigne over all my right titell & intrest 
of this within written bill of sail from me my heirs exceke- 
tors adminestrators or asignes with a warrente to de- 
fend ye same from any persons ore persons thatt shall 
lay any claim to ye same unto Nathaniell Denton of ye 
aforsd County and place to him his heirs exceketors ad- 
min "^^ or assignes firmly by thes presents as wittnes my 
hand and seall this day & yeare above mentioned 
Signed sealled & dellivered Joseph Pleas O 

in presence of 

Edward Burrows A trew coppy of ye assignment 
John Steward pr Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page ^24- 

Memorandam that their is a mutuell exchaing of land 
made & agreeed upon betwixt Nathaniell Denton Seanor 
and Samuell Denton boath of Jamaica in Queens County 
in the Island of Nassaw as ffolloweth: Imprms that ye 
abovesd Samuell Denton hath for him self his heires 
& exceketors & adminesstrators and assignes covenanted 
allinatted bargined & made over unto ye aforsd Nathaniell 
Denton his heirs exceketors & adminestrators and as- 
signes by waye of exchaing a ten acer lott of upland lyinge 



Jamaica, Long Island 

& beinge within the bounds of Jamaica which did formorly 
belonge unto his father Nathaniell Denton now desseased 
with all & singuler ye fenceinge prevelidges & improve- 
ments & appurtenances therunto belongeinge to him ye 
sd Nathaniell Denton the same to have and to hould 
ockepy poses & injoy forever which land lyeth betwixt 
Nickolas Everitt & John Roads eastward — In lew wherof 
ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton doath likewis give grant 
& confirme unto him ye abovesd Samuell Denton his 
heirs exceketors & adminestrators & assignes by way of 
exchainge from him his heirs & assignes a sartain twenty 
acer lott of upland lyinge & beinge likewis in the bounds 
of Jamaica aforsd bounded north by the lott that was 
Samuell Daveses deseased & southe by the high way 
west by Zacry Mills & Allexander Smiths land we say 
that we the abovesd Nathaniell Denton & Samuell Den- 
ton have as abovesd mutelly exchainged each to ye other 
the abovesd peceses of land as they are above bounded 
to have hould ockepy poses & injoy quittattly for ever 
in wittnes wherunto we sett to our hands & scales this 
30h day of March 1695 

Signed sealed & dellivered Samuel Denton (Seal) 
in presens of Nathaniel Denton (Seal) 

Wait Smith 
Samuell Ruscoe 

Page Jt.25 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents in- 
strement may come send grettinge Know all men by 
thes presents that I Benjamin Thirston of ye Town of 
Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of NewYorke 
have bartered bargined sell allinatt & make over for 
ever from me my heires exceketors adminesstrators and 
assignes for ever unto Wait Smith & Nath • ' Denton boath 
of ye aforsaid Town County & Province joyntly & severl- 
ery to them their heirs exceketors adminesstrators & 
assignes allinat and make over for ever I say I ye aforsd 
Benjamin Thirston doe make over as aforsd unto ye 
aforsd Waitt Smith and Nath'' Denton joyntly and 
severly of ye aforsd Towne and County & Province to 



226 Records of the Town of 

them their heirs exceketors adminesstrators & assignes 
joyntly & severally for ever a certain trackt of land 
beinge by estemation fiveten acers more or less as it was 
laid out bj^ ye surveyors beinge & lyinge one ye west side 
of ye Little Plaine Rune betwen Thomas Smith Juner & 
Thomas Wiggenses lott in number acording to devition 
sixty two & buttinge frunt & reare as the rest of ye 
lotts doe & I ye aforsaid Benjamin Thirston doe by thes 
presents allin & make over for ever joyntly & severally 
from me my heirs exceketors adminesstrators and as- 
signes unto Waitt Smith & Nath ' ' Denton aforsd joyntly 
& severally to them their heirs exceketors adminestrators 
& assignes ffor ever to have and to hould for ever peaceably 
to in joy & posses for ever without any lett or mollestation 
whattsoever jojmtly & severly for ever & I ye afforsaid 
Benjamin Thirston me my heirs exceketors adminestra- 
tors & assignes doe ffully & absoluttlj' promis & inage to 
make this my act & deed good in law^ unto Waitt Smith 
and Nath^' Denton as afforsd joyntly and severally to 
them their heirs exceketors adminsts & assignes good in 
law against any person or persons y* shall lay any claim 
of right to any prt ore parcell therof what so ever to ye 
aforsd land abovesd bounded within ye bounds of Ja- 
maica videllecett ye aforsaid Waitt Smith and Nath" 
Denton them their heirs exceks adminests and assignes 
joyntly & severally to have all ye timbers standinge & 
lyinge of ye abovesd ther above bounded land haveing 
a vallewable some allredy reseived by me ye aforsd 
Benjamin Thirston allredy in hand to ye trew perform- 
ance to all intents & purposses & every of them I have 
herunto subscribed my name and fixed my seall this 19 
day of May in ye third year of Their Mjts reignes & in 
ye year of our Lord God 1691 

Signed seald and dellivered Benjamin Thirston O 
in presenc of 
William Ffowler 
Phillipes Ketchamm 



Jamaica, Long Island 227 

June ye 9 1695 apered befor Daniel 1 Whitthead one 
of Their Mjts. Justices of ye Peace for Queens County 
& ye above named Benjamin Thirston & did acknowledg 
the above deed to Daniell Whitthead 

A trew coppy of ye orrigonall deed pr 

Sam'i Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^26 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
come Able Galle of Jamaica in Queens County sendeth 
gretting Know yea that I the abovesd Able Galle with 
Dinah vt\y wiffe for severall good reasons & casses us & 
each of us therunto moveinge but more easspeatialy 
for a vallewable sume to us in hand paid & secured to be 
paid by Samuell Denton of ye same Towne & County 
ye reseipt wherof wee doe herby acknowledg and doe own 
to rest therwith contented sattisfyed & paid have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted releast quitt claimd enfeoft 
made over confirmed & sould unto ye aforsd Samuell 
Denton his heirs exceketors & assignes a sartain pece of 
upland lyinge & beinge within ye bound of Jamaica aforsd 
containing ten acers more or less as itt was layd outt 
wh sd land is bounded as followeth viz east by Nathaniell 
Dentons and Allexander Smith latte of Jamaica now 
deseast & north by ye land of ye sd Allexander Smith all 
which sd pece of land as it is above bounded & exprest 
I the abovesd Able Gall with Dinah my wiff have as 
abovesd sould as abovesd unto ye abovesd Samuell 
Denton his heirs excek*^ and asigns w' all & singuler ye 
prolidges profits benenifits to have & to hould ockepy 
posses & injoy for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye 
only propor use benefitt & behouff of him ye abovesd 
Samuell Denton his heirs exceketors & assignes for ever 
fre & clerly discharged from all formor sales givfts mor- 
gages or any other intangellments what ever & ye same 
shall & will for ever deffend & warrent against any claime 
or claims from any person or persons what ever laying 
any just claime therto with a warrente to defend ye same 



228 Records of the Town of 

against any intrest propertty claim or demand from us 
ye said Able & Dinah my wiffe our heirs excts & assignes 
for ever in testemony wherof I the abovesd Able & Dinah 
my wiff doe bind our selves our heirs excts. & asignes by 
subscribing our names & this thirtieth day of Janry. in 
ye fourth yeare of Mjts reigne & in ye year of our Lord 
1692/3 Memorandam befor signinge ye abovesd land is 
bounded east & west by ye highway 
Signed sealld & dellivered Able X Galle O 

in presens of Dinah X Galle O 

Nath. Denton her marke 

Samuell Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of ye origonall 
pr Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page k^l 
This Indenture mad the first day of November in the 
fourth yeare of ye reigne of our Soveraigne Lord James the 
Second by ye Grace of God Kinge of England Scotland 
France & Irland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord God one thowsand six hundreed eighty 
& eight betwen Nathaniell Lynous of Jamaica in Queens 
County upon Longe Island yeoman of ye one part & 
John Mann of ye same place yeoman wittnesseth wheras 
ye sd Nathaniell Lynos for a vallewable consideration 
to him in hand paid by ye sd John Mann did on ye tenth 
day of May which was in ye yeare of our Lord one thow- 
sand six hundreed eighty & one by his certain deed sealld 
with his seall for ever acquit & discarg ye sd John Mann 
from his heirs excecuts adm^* or assignes for & from any 
part & parcell of ye lands & meadows howesinge cloases 
of what nature soe ever latt belonginge to Roger Lyones 
latte of Jamaica aforesd deceased with assurance to him 
the sd John Mann & his heyres in ye quiett possestion 
therof without ye lett hindrance ore mollestation of him 
ye sd Nathaniell Lynows his heirs excecutors adminess"^^ 
ore assignes as by the sd deed entered in the booke of 
enterreys for Queens County relation therunto beinge 
had doath & may more att large appere now this indenture 



Jamaica, Long Island 229 

ffurther wittnesseth that ye sd Nathaniell Lynous for ye 
concideration afore mentioned as allsoe for a certain sume 
of money to him the sd Nathaniell in hand paid by ye sd 
John Mann ye receipt wherof he doath herby acknowledg 
& himself to be therwith fully sattisfyed contented & paid 
& therof & of evry part & parcell throf doath by thes 
presents freely clerly & absolutly grant enfeof releas 
and confirme unto ye sd John Mann his heires & as- 
signes for ever all ye aforesd land & meadows howses & 
closses late in ye tenner & ockepation of ye aforsd Roger 
Lynous sittuatt lyinge & beinge within ye boundes & 
Townshipe of Jamaica aforsd (tenn acers of upland & 
five acers of meadow w' ye prevelidges late in ye ockepa- 
tion of John Lynous decessed only excepted) together 
w* all & singuler messuage tenems howes barnes stables 
orchards gardens arable lands meadows passtuers en- 
closuers commonages appurtenances & hereditaments to 
ye sd land & meadow belonging ore in any wise apper- 
taininge & all ye easstate rever*'^ & rever*"^ remainder 
& remainders right title intrest claim & demand of him 
ye sd Nath Lynous in & unto ye premises & in & to every 
part & parcell therof to have and to hould ye sd lands 
meadows tenements & all other ye sd granted prmises 
(except what is before excepted) to him the sd John 
Mann his heirs & assignes for ever & ye sd Nathaniell 
Lynos for himself his heirs excects & adminests & evry 
of them doath by thes presents covenant & grant to & 
with ye sd John Mann his heirs & assignes that he ye 
sd Nath Lynous his heirs excecutors & assignes & every 
of them the sd before mentioned granted premises & ap- 
purtenanses to ye sd John Mann his heirs & assignes 
against him the sd Nath Lynous his heirs excecutors & 
assignes & evry of them or any other prson or prsons what 
soever lawfully claiming or to claim any right intrest or 
proporty to ye before mentioned bargined prmises by 
from or under him ye sd Nathaniell Lynows shall & will 
warrent & for ever defend by thes presents and that ye 
sd Nath Lynos his heirs & assignes & all & every other 
person or persons lawfully claiminge & to claime by 



230 Records of the Town of 

from or under him them or any of them shall & will 
from time to time & att all times herafter on the the 

Page 1^28 
resonable requestt & att ye cost & charges in ye law 
of ye sd John Mann his heirs & assignes doe make & 
excecut or sufer ore cas or procur to be done made exce- 
cuted & sufered all & evry such further & lawfull & reson- 
able act & acts thinge ore thinges convinces & asshuerances 
in ye law whatsoever as by ye sd John Mann his heirs 
excecutors adminst or assignes or any of them ore his 
ore their councell lerned in ye law shall be resonably 
devised advised & required for ye further & better asshur- 
ing securing and confirming ye herin before mentioned 
granted premises unto ye sd John Mann his heirs & as- 
signes in testimony wherof ye parties to thes premises 
have sett to their hands & afixed their sealls ye day & 
year first above written 

Seald & dellivered Nathaniell X Lynous O 

in presence of his mark 

John Townsend 
Andrew Gibb Entered pr 

Sam Ruscoe 

Entered in ye Register for Queens County ye 10 day 
of Ap'i 1689 in page 159 & 160 pr Andrew Gibb 

Clark 

Memorandam that on ye fourth day of November 
one thowsand six hundred eaighty & eaight ye within 
mentioned Nathaniell Lynos appered before Thomas 
Hickes X Esqr. Judge of His Mjsts Infearor Court of 
Pleas for Queens County & acknowledged ye within 
written instrument to be his free & vollontary act & 
deed — Tes. Thomas Hickes 

Know all men by thes presents that I John Mann 
inhabetant of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province 
of NewYork hath & herby doath for a vallewable sum of 
money in hand received & other good considerations him 



Jamaica, Long Island 231 

moving therunto fully & absolutly assigne allinatt sell 
& make over from him ye sd John Mann his heirs excecu- 
tors & adminesstrators his wholl right title & property 
of this within written deed instrument indentuer ore 
agreement whithin written w** what ever other right title 
or intrest of howses & lands ye sd Mann hath now in 
his possestion ore beinge any wais belonginge or apper- 
taining to ye said Mann in ye Town of Jamaica aforsd 
unto Mr. Daniell Whithead of ye sd Towne & County 
his heirs & assignes to have hould poses & injoy for ever 
for ye propor use benifit & behouf of ye sd Mr. Whithead 
his heirs & assignes for ye confirmation of ye premises 
ye sd Mann hath sett to his hand & seall this second 
day of April in ye year 1689 John Mann O 

Signed & seald 
in ye presence of 
John Pruden 

Jamaica ye 10 of Apll. 1689 then appered before Thomas 
Hickes Esqr. Judge of His Majts Inferor Court of Pleas 
in Queens County John Pruden wittnes to this sd as- 
signation who upon his corporall oath doath declare 
that one ye day of ye datt therof he saw ye within named 
John Man seall & delliver ye sd assignanation unto ye 
sd Daniell Whithead to ye use & uses therin exsprest 

Thomas Hickes 



Entered in ye Register for Queens County ye 2d day of 
Novembr 1688 in page 137 & 138 pr Andrew Gibb 

Clark 
Entered pr 

Fage J^29 
Know all men by thes presents that I Daniell Whit- 
head of Jamaica in Queens County doe from me my 
heirs excecutors and adminestrators & assignes fully & 
absolutly make over release quitte claim all my right 
tytell intrest proporty claim & demand in & unto all & 



232 Records of the Town of 

every part & parcell of ye premises in this deed exsprest 

as wittnes my hand Daniell Whithead 

Testes 

Sam^> Ruscoe 

Will Creed 

A trew coppy of ye deed acknowledgment & assigne- 
ment entered in ye book pr 

Sam'' Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samiiell Mathewes belonginge to Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I ye abovesd Samuell Mathewes for severall good 
resons & casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable sume of moneys to me in hand 
payd by Samuell Bayles of ye abovesd Towne Island & 
County to my sattisfaction the receipt wherof I doe 
herby own & before ye enseallinge & delliverry of thes 
presents doe acknowledg my self to be therwith fully 
contented sattisfyed and payd & therof & therfrom doe 
exonoratt acquitt & discharge ye foresd Samuell Bayles 
his heirs excektrs adminesstrators & assignes from any 
further claime or demand for any part or parcell therof 
have giveen granted covenanted allinatted releast en- 
feoft quitte claimed made over & sould & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from me my heirs exceketors 
and adminesstrators giveen granted covenanted allinated 
releast enfeoft quit claimed made over & sould unto ye 
forsd Sam'' Bayles his heirs excecutors adminesstrators 
& assignes a sartain pece or parcell of a home lott sittuatt 
lyinge & beinge att ye Beaver Pond in Jamaica aforsaid 
containinge foure acers more or less bounded north by 
ye sd Samuell Bayles & south with widow Foster west 
by Cap*" George Wollsey & east by ye streett together 
with all howesings barnes buldinges orchyards gardens 
frutt trees prevelidges & profitts & benifits therunto 
belonginge or in any wais to ye same appertaining as 



Jamaica, Long Island 233 

allsoe a sartain pece of upland lyinge and beinge in ye 
bounds of Jamaica aforesd containinge twelve acers 
more (see page 431) 

Page JtSO 
Know all men by thes presents that we George Mills 
and Zacariah Mills boath of Jamaica on Longe Island 
doe bind our selves our heirs excecutors adminesstrators 
& assignes joyntly and severally to delliver ore case to 
be dellivered unto William Creed of Jamaica upon 
Long Island aforsaid ye just quantety of ten acers of 
upland upon demand to be layd out to ye sd W"" Creed 
in sume conveinant place where ye said W" Creed shall 
think fitt to ye trew performance of ye sd premises we 
bind our selves to ye sd Cred by settinge to our hands 
this 22d day of Ffebrauary 1678/9 
Signed in presence of George X Milles 

ye marke of ye marke of 

William X Foster Zacariah X Milles 

Samll Ruscoe ye marke of 

A trew coppy of ye bill for ten acers of land from 
Georg & Zacariah Mills pr Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Memorandam that one the 20th day of Ffebrauary 
1696/5 came befor Daniell Whitthead Esqr. one of 
His Majsts Justices for ye kepinge of ye peace within 
Queens County assigned Samuell Ruscoe of Jamaica 
in ye sd County aged seven & forty yeares ore their 
abouts who beinge duly sworne upon the Holy Evainge- 
lists dose declare & say that he was desired by William 
Creed of Jamaica aforsaid to accompany him to ye howes 
of Zacariah Mills latte of ye same place deceased sum 
small time befor ye decease of ye sd Zacariah wher he 
saw ye sd William delliver unto the sd Zacariah the 
wrightinge or obligation herunto annexed wherin ye 
said Zacariah & George Mills his father are joyntly & 
severally bound to delliver to ye sd William Creed the 
quantety of ten acers of upland bearing datte the 22d 



234 Records of the Town of 

day of Ffebrauary 1678/9 that ye sd William did upon 
his delivery of ye sd wrighting to ye sd Zacariah acknowl- 
edge that he had received full sattisfaction for ye same 
accordinge to ye contents therof & further saith t'' att 
ye same time ye sd William did order ye sd deponant to 
writ such discharge or acquittance for ye same as ye 
sd Zacariah should think fitt & that he would signe 
the same Dan^' Whitthead 

A trew coppy of ye evedence giveen by Samuell Ruscoe 
betwen William Creed George Mills & Zacariah Mills 
about ye dellivery of a writting for ten acers of land 

Examaned & entered pr 
Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page W 
{from If29) 
more ore less accordinge as it was laid out beinge north 
by ye high way e east by Benjamin Thirston west & south 
by by John Foster sone to Henry Foster all which sd 
pece of land as it is above bounded & exsprest with all 
prevelidges & profits & benifits & improvements theron 
made with all fencings therunto belonginge with all 
ye aforsd pece ore part of a home lott w*'' ye howesinge 
buldings orchards gardens & fencings et. I ye sd Samuell 
Mathews have as aforsd sould as abovesd unto ye abovesd 
Samuell Bayles his heires exceketors & assignes the 
same to have and to hould for ever & ye same to be & 
remaine to ye only propore use benifit & behouf of him 
the sd Samuell Bayles his heirs exceketors & assignes 
free & clerly discharged of & from all formor salles givfts 
morgages or any other entanglements what soe ever & 
ye same shall warrent & by thes presents for ever de- 
fend against any claime ore demand from any person 
or persons what ever & doe befor ye enseallinge & delliv- 
ery of thes presents own my self to be fully seased of all 
& every ye premises in a good & undowted tytle in fee 
simple & ye same shall defend w*^ a warrentee to de- 
fend ye same against any intrest proporty claime or 



Jamaica, Long Island 235 

demand from me ye sd Samuell Matthews my heirs 
exceketors & adminesstrators for ever in wittnes wherunto 
I bind my self as abovesd by settinge to my hand and 
sealle this sixetenth day of Aprill in ye ninth yeare of 
His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & seven 
Signed sealled & delivered Samuell X Mathewes O 
in presence of his mark 

Anthony Waters 

Samll Ruscoe a trew copy of ye origonnall 

entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page ^32 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cume Nathaniell Denton belongeinge to Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw yeoman sendeth 
greetting in our Lord God everlastinge Know yea that 
I ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton with Deborah my wife 
for severall good reassons and casses us & each of us 
therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sume of money to us in hand payd by James Price be- 
longeinge to Jemaica abovesd to our sattisfaction ye re- 
ceipt wherof we doe herby own & acknowledg to be ther- 
with contented sattisfyed and payd & therof & therfrom 
doe acquitt & discharg the abovesd James Price his heirs 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes from any further 
claim ore demand for any part or parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinnated released quitt 
claimd enfeofd made over and sould and by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from us our heirs excecutors & 
adminesstrators giveen granted covenanted allinnatted 
released quitt claimed enfeofed made over and sould 
unto ye abovesd James Price his heirs excecutors ad- 
minnestrators & assignes a cartain pece or parcell of up- 
land lyinge and beinge within ye bojunds and limits of 
Jamaica aforsd containinge forty five acers more ore 
less as it was layed out by the surveaiors bounded as 
followeth att ye north side by ye land of Cap*" Carpenter 
as appereth by ye marked trees & on ye east bounded by 



236 Records of the Town of 

the highe way leading to Charsmores Island as allsoe 
by the trees marked may apere & on ye south bounded 
by ye land of John Oke & Garrett Dorlant as by ye trees 
marked apperth & on ye west by ye haw tree hollow as 
allso may apper by ye trees marked by ye oversears 
may apper I say that I ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton 
with Deborah my wife have as abovesd sould as aforsd 
all ye abovesd pece or parcell of upland with all timbers 
trees woods under woods standinge ore lying beinge upon 
ye same together with all & singuler ye prevelidges ap- 
purtenances heredittements emollements profitts & beni- 
fitts therunto belongeinge or any wais appertaininge the 
same to have and to hould for ever & ye same to be & 
remaine to ye only propor use benefitt and behoufe of 
him ye abovesd James Price his heirs excecutors admines- 
trators & assignes to ockepy posses & in joy as his & their 
own propor right of inheritance fre & frely discharged 
of & from all formor sales givfts morgages ore any other 
intangellments what ever with a warrente to defend ye 
same against any intrest property claim ore demand 
from me ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton and Deborah 
my wife our heirs excecutors & adminestrators and 

Page A33 
from all & Qvery person or persons laying any just claime 
therto in testemony wherof we sett to our handes and 
and sealles this third day of January in ye seventh yeare 
of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & five 
Signed sealled & dellivered Nathaniell Denton O 
in presence of 
Jonathan Whitthead 
Sam^^ Ruscoe 

January ye third one thowsand sixe hundred nintye 
and five then appered befor Daniell Whithead Esqr. 
one of His Majsts Justices of ye Peace for Queens County 
ye above named Nathaniell Denton & did acknowledg ye 
above deed of conveaiance to be his own fre vollontary 
act & deed Daniell Whitthead 



Jamaica, Long Island 237 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Benjamine Thirston belongeinge to Jamaica 
in Queens County on Longe Island yeoman blackesmith 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that I ye sd Benjamine 
Thirston for severall good reassons considerrations & 
casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sattisfaction to me in hand paid by Samuell 
Bayles of ye abovesd Towne Island & County to my 
sattisfaction ye receipt wherof I ye sd Benjamin Thirston 
doe herby own and acknowledge to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & paid & therof & therfrom doe exonorat 
acquitt & discharge ye abovesd Samuell Bayles his 
heires and assignes from any further claime ore demand 
for any part ore parcell therof have giveen granted 
covenanted allinated released enfeofed qiiitte claimd 
bargined made over & sould unto ye aforsd Sam'' Bayles 
& by thes presents doe acknowledge to have from me 
my heirs excects and adminestrators fully & absolutly 
giveen granted covenanted allined releast enfeoft quitte 
claimd bargined made over & sould unto ye said Samll 
Bayles his heirs excecutors adminesstrators & assignes 
a sertain pece of land lyinge in ye boundes of Jamaica in 
ye west devetion beinge and arrissinge from a five acer 
right of devition of meadow according as it shall be laid 
out to be laid out of any of ye undevided lands only ac- 
cordinge to ye ordors of the Towne with all timbers trees 
woods under woods standinge & lyinge beinge & belonge- 
inge to ye same to have and to hould ockepy posses & 
in joy for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye only 
propore use benifitt & behoufe of him ye sd Samuell Bayles 
his heirs & assignes free & clerly discharged of & from all 
f ormor salles givf tes morgages ore any other entanglements 
whattever & the same shall warrent and by thes presents 
for ever defend against any claime ore claims from any 
person ore persons what ever layinge any just claim therto 
with a warrentee to defend ye same against any intrest 

Page J^SJf. 
proporty claime and demand from me the sd Benjamin 
Thirston my heires heires excecutors & adminesstrators 



238 Records of the Town of 

for ever for ye trew performance of all & every part of 
ye before granted & bargined premises I ye sd Benjamin 
Thirston doe bind my self my heirs & adminestrators by 
thes presents firmly by settinge to my hand & affixeinge 
my seall this twenty fivfth day of December in ye ninth 
yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord 
Xt 1697 Benjamin Thirston O 

Signed seald & dellivered 
in presence of 

Thomas Okley A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

Sam ' • RuscoE pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume William in Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island 
of Nassau sendeth greetting Know yea that I the sd 
William Oldfeld for severall good reassons and casses me 
therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sattisfaction to me in hand paid by Samuell Bayles of 
ye abovesd Towne Island and County ye receipt wherof 
I doe herby own and acknowledg to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed and paid & therof & therfrom doe for 
ever exonoratt & discharge him ye said Samuell Bayles 
his heires & assignes from any further claime ore demand 
for any part ore parcell therof have given granted cove- 
nanted allinatted and sould & by thes presents doe 
acknowledg to have fully & absolutly given granted cove- 
nanted released enfeoft quitte claimd made over and sould 
unto the abovesd Samuell Bayles his heirs excecutors 
adminesstrators & assignes one sartain pece ore parcell 
of land lyinge & beinge within the bounds and limits of 
Jamaica bounded as followeth upon the south west by 
the path leadinge to ye further east neck by a chesnut 
tree marked one four sides & from thence runinge to a 
chesnut bush standinge in ye crock ore joyninge of Fre- 
mans path and ye south path & soe by sd Freemans path 
north west to a black oake tree allsoe marked and then 
runinge westwardly to a whiteoak tree all which sd 
pece ore parcell of land with all howes orchards gardens 



Jamaica, Long Island 239 

cloasses biildinges edefices baksides easments fences 
timbers trees woods standind ore lyinge beinge upon the 
same ore in any wise therunto belongeinge ore apper- 
taininge with their & every of their appurtenances benifits 
heredittements emollements & profits therunto beinge 
& belonginge the same to have and to hold ockepy & 
posses & in joy for ever & the same to be & remaine to ye 
only propore use benifit & behouf of him ye sd Samuell 
Bayles his heirs and assignes free & clerly discharged 
of and from all formor salles givftes morgages ore any 
other intanglements & the same shall warrent & by thes 
presents defend against any intrest proporty claim ore 
demand from me ye sd William Oldfeld my heirs & 
assignes for ever to ye absolut & better confirminge and 
more suer makeinge good & firm all & every the above 
granted & bargined premises I the sd William Oldfeld 
doe bind my self my heirs excecutors & adminestrators 
by thes presents firmly datted this tenth day of January 
in ye 9 yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of our 
Lord God 1698/7 Will X Oldfeld O 

Signed seald & dellivered his mark 

in presence of 

George Wollsey A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^35 
(from 379) 
and from thenc northerly to ye abovsd Thomas Bow- 
rises land containing four acres all which land as above 
bounded and exprest together with all and singular ye 
priviledges appurtinances heriditaments emolliments to 
ye same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining 
with all ye trees timber trees woods under woods whethr 
standing or lying being or any maner of ways appertain- 
ing to ye same to him ye sd Thomas Bowras his heirs and 
asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye sd Timothy 
Wood for himself his heirs exec^ admi^ that he or they 
may both now and at all times or times for ever here- 
after have hold ocupy posess & injoy ye above recited 



240 Records of the Town of 

land and granted premises as his or their land of inheri- 
tance in fee simple and that ye sd Timothy Wood had at 
ye time of ye ensealing and delivery of these presents 
full power and lawfull authoryty for to sell and dispose 
of ye same in maner and forme as aforsd freely and 
clearly discharged of and from all and all manner of 
morgages sales gifts sales morgages dowrys intallys execu- 
tions extents revertions remainder or remainders or any 
other title or incombrance whatever had made or com- 
mited at at any time before ye ensealing or delivery of 
these presents and also will by these presents warrant 
and for ever defend ye same ag* any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and also to scale and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye 
primmises as ye sd Thomas Bowras his heirs or asignes 
or either of them shall shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his or counsill learned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years next after ye date hereof in testamony 
whereof ye abovsd Timothy Wood hath set to his hand 
and afixed his scale ye day and year first above written 
Signed sealed and delivered Timothy Wood O 

in presents of 
Samll Mills 
Zach Mills 

Upon ye 23d day of October in ye year 1706 came be- 
fore me Jonathan Whitehead one of Her Majs Justices 
for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County ye within 
written Timothy Wood and acknowledg ye within 
written instrument to be his fre and vollingtary act & 
deed Jonathan Whithead 

A true coppy pr 

Zach Mills 

Cler 

Page ^6 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 

cume John Freeman belongeinge to Jamaica in ye Island 

of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the 



Jamaica, Long Island 241 

abovesd John Ffreeman for severall good resons & casses 
therunto moveinge but more easssspeatily for a full and 
absolut sattisfaction from Joseph Pleas to me in hand 
paid ye receipt wherof I the abovesd John Ffreeman doe 
before the enseallinge & delivery of thes presents own 
& acknowledg to be therwith contented sattisfyed and 
paid & therfrom doe exonoratt acquitt and discharge ye 
abovesd Joseph Pleas his heirs excecutors & adminesstra- 
tors of & from any further claim or demand for any part 
ore parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted 
allinated releast enfeoft quitte claimd mad over and 
sould unto ye abovesd Joseph Pleas his heirs excecutors 
and assignes all that one ten acer lott lying & being in 
the boundes of Jamaica beinge ye self same lott that was 
formorly in ye ockepation of Edward Higbee of Jamaica 
of Jamaica being bounded on ye east by John Roads & 
on the west by John Everitt & on ye north by the high- 
way runing as allsoe bounded with John Roads only a 
highway to rune betwixt the abovesd John Roads & 
John Everitt to ye sd lott I say that I ye the abovesd 
John Ffreeman have as abovsd sould t5 ye aforsd Joseph 
Pleas his heirs excecutors & assignes all ye abovesd 
pece of land containinge as abovesd & as above bounded 
and exsprest together with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standing & lyinge beinge upon ye same to have 
and to hould for ever & ye same to be and remaine to 
ye only propor use benifit & behouf of him ye said Joseph 
Pleas his heirs & assignes frely discharged of and from 
all formor givfts morgages and sails what ever with 
a warrente to defend the same against any intrest prop- 
orty claim ore demand from mee the abovesd John Ffree- 
man my heirs excecutors & adminestrators in wittnes 
wherof I sett to my hand & seall this thirtenth of Aprill 
in ye eaight yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye year of 
our Lord Christ 1696 

Signed seald & dellivered John Freeman O 

in presence of 
Richard Green 
Samll. Ruscoe 



242 Records of the Town of 

Aprill ye 14 1696 then appered befor Daniell Whit- 
head one of His Majesties Justices of ye Peace for Queens 
County ye within named John Freeman & did acknowHdg 
ye within written ded to be his free act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 437 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Joseph Smith Seanor and Joseph Pleass boath 
belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of 
Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea that we the 
sd Joseph Smith & Joseph Pleass for severall good 
resons & casses us & each of us therunto moveinge have 
made a niutall exchainge which is as foUoweth viz that 
the abovesd Joseph Smith hath by thes presents for him- 
self his heirs excecutors & adminesstrators & assigne 
a sertain pece of upland lyinge & beinge in ye bounds 
& limits of Jamaica containinge ten acers more ore less 
as it was layd out & bounded as followeth on the west 
by Nehemiah Smith & north by the highway & east by 
Joseph Oldfeld & south by ye highway together with all 
& singuler ye prevelidges & profits & benifits therunto 
belonginge with all timbers trees woods under woods 
fences & emprovements belongeinge to ye same to have 
and to hould ockepy poses and in joy free and clerly 
discharged of and from all formor salles givfts morgages 
ore any other intanglements what ever and in con- 
siderratation wherof ye abovesd Joseph Pleas doath for 
himself his heirs excecutors & adminestrators give grant 
allinat and l3y way of exchainge firmly make over unto 
ye sd Joseph Smith his hers & assignes a certain pece 
of upland allsoe within ye bounds of Jamaica beinge 
ten acers more ore less formorly in ye tenuer of Edward 
Higbee beinge bounded on ye east by * John Roads & 
John Everitt only a highway to rune betwixt ye abovesd 
John Roads & John Everitt which sd pece of land as it \ 



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Jamaica, Long Island 243 

is bounded and exsprest with all prevelidges and & 
improvements & benifits with all fences timbers trees 
woods under woods standing & lyinge ye same to have 
and to hould ockepy poses & injoy free & clerly discharged 
of & from all formor sails givfts morgages ore any other 
intanglements whatever with a warrentee to defend 
each ye granted premises from any claime ore demand 
each to ore from the one to ye other our heirs excecutors 
adminestrators ore any other person ore persons lay- 
inge any just claime therto in testemony wherof we ye 
parties above named doe bind our selfes our heirs excecu- 
tors & adminesstrators each to the other by thes presents 
firmly this 13 day of December in ye ninth year of His 

Majesties reigne Ano 1697 Now further be it 

known by thes presents that we ye abovesd Joseph 
Smith and Joseph Pleas doath joyntly bind ourselfes 
& heirs each to ye other in ye peanall sume of forty 
pounds good and lawfull moneys of this Province of 
New York that each shall peaceably poses & injoy the 
before granted & bargined peces of land without fraud 
lett ore hindrance for ever 

Signed sealld and dellivered Joseph Smith O 

in presence of Joseph Pleas O 

John Hubbert 
Da\id Watters 

Jamaica December 13 1697 then apered befor me 
Danll Whithead one of His Majesties Justices for keep- 
inge the peace ye within named Joseph Smith & Joseph 
Pleas & did acknowledg ye within written deed of ex- 
chainge to be ther fre and volluntary act 

Danll Whithead 

A trew copp of ye oridgonall ded of exchaing 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^38 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume George Wollsey and Samuell Bayles boath of 



244 Records of the Town of 

Jamaica in Queens County in the Island of Nassaw 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that wee the abovesd 
George Wollsey and Samll Bayles have for us our heyres 
excecutors & adminesstrators made a mutull exchainge 
each to the other as followeth viz that I the above said 
George Wollsey have as above said bargined allinated 
releast quitt claimed & by the way of exchainge fully & 
absolutly made over unto ye abovesd Samll Bayles his 
heires excecutors & assignes a sartain pece of land lyinge 
within the boundes of Jamaica lyinge & beinge at a place 
called the Longe Neck being a seven acers & a half right 
which is yeat to be taken up with all the timbers trees 
woodes under woodes standinge or lyinge beinge ore 
belongeinge to the same with all the prevelidges & ap- 
purtenances therunto belongeinge to have and to holde 
for ever & in considerration wherof the abovesd Samuell 
Baylies doth as abovesd bargaine allinatt releas quitt 
claim and by the way of exchainge fully and absoelutly 
make over unto the abovesd George Wollsey his heires 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes a parcell of up- 
land lyinge & beinge in the boundes of Jamaica abovesd 
& bounded as followeth northardly by Jonoss Wood & 
eastwardly by the haw tree path & westwardly by the 
high way leadinge to Ffreadrickes & southwardly by the 
undevided land ore high way containinge five acers more 
ore less as it was layd out with all the timbers trees woods 
under woodes standinge ore lyinge beinge ore belonge- 
inge to the same with all ye prevelidges profits & benifits 
therunto belongeinge to have & to hold for ever boath 
wich abovesd peces of upland acordinge as it is butd 
and exsprest we ye sd George Wollsey & Samll Bayles 
have as abovesd mutully exchainged each to ye other 
our heirs & asignes to ockepy poses & in joy for ever 
with a warrente to defend ye same each to the other 
our heirs & assignes for ever in wittnes wherunto we ye 
parties above named doe bind our selves our heirs ex- 
cecutors & adminestrators each to ye other by thes 
presents firmlj^ by settinge to our hands and afixeinge 



Jamaica, Long Island 245 

our seles this fourth day of September in ye 11 j^ere of 

His Mjts reigne 1699 

Signed seald & delivered Georg Wollsey O 

in presens of Samll Bayles 

Thomas Umphrey 

Samll Ruscoe A trew copy pr me 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^39 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cum I George Wollsey of Jamaica in Queens County in 
the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I ye abovesd George Wollsey for severall good 
reasons & casses me therunto moveing but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable sume of money to me in hand 
paid by Thomas Umphres of ye abovesd Town Island 
and County to my sattisfaction the receipt wherof I 
doe herby own and befor ye reseipt & delivery of thes 
presents doe own my self to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & paid & therof & paid & therof & therfrom 
doe exonaratt acquit & discharge him ye said Thomas 
Umphrees his heyres & assignes of and from any further 
claim or demand for any part or parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releast enfeoft quitte 
claimed made over & sou Id & by thes presents doe ack- 
nowledge to have from me my heyres excecutors & ad- 
miness, giveen granted covenanted releast allinated 
enfeofed made over and sould unto the abovesd Thomas 
Umphrees his heyres excecutors adminesstrators & as- 
signes a cartain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge & beinge 
within ye bounds & limits of Jamaica containing five 
acers more ore less as it was layd out and bounded as 
followeth northardly by Jonos Wood & easterly by ye 
haw tree path & westwardly by the highway leadinge to 
Ffreadriks & southardly by ye undevided lands ore 
highway all which above pece or parcell of land as it is 
above buted & bounded & exsprest together with all 
and singuler the prevelidges & appurtenances & benifits 
therunto belongeinge with all timbers trees woods under 



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woods standinge or lyinge beinge upon the same I the 
above said George Wollsey have as abovesd sould as 
abovesd unto ye abovesd Thomas Umphreys his heires 
& assignes to have and to hold for ever & ye same to be 
& remaine to ye only propor use benifitt & behouf of 
him ye sd Thomas Umphreys his heirs & assigns to ockepy 
posess & in joy for ever & ye same shall warrent & de- 
fend against all sales gifts morgages or any intanglment 
whatsoever with a warrente to defend ye same against 
any claim or claims from me the said George Wollsey 
my heirs or assignes for ever in confirmation of which & 
every part therof I sett to my hand & seall this fourth 
day day of September in ye 11 yeare of His Majesties 
reigne Ano 1699 George Wollsey O 

Signed seald & dellivered 
in presens of 

Samll Bayles a trew coppy of ye origonall 

Samll Ruscoe pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page khO 

Att a Towne Meettinge held att Jamaica January ye 
4th 1702 3/2 Zachariah Milles and John Lamberts was 
choasen to be assesores for this present yeare ore untill 
others be choasen in their romes 

And att the same meettinge John Okee was choassen 
collector — 

And att the same meettinge William Creed was 
choassen superovizser to meett with the superovizeres 
from the neybouringe Townes in this County and to 
act fully as the law in that case directs 

Att a Towne Mettinge held December ye 23d 1703 
Peter Whitt & Samll Bayles was choassen to be assesores 
and Hendrik Lott collector & William Creed superrovizers 
all for this inshueinge year yeare or untill others shall 
be chossen in their respective roomes 

Entered pr ordore pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



Jamaica, Long Island 247 

Att a Towne meettinge held att Jamaica January 
ye 31 1703/4 Cap'" Thomas Okeley wass choassen col- 
lector for this Towne of Jamaica untill the first day of 
Aprill next to collect & gatther shuh rattes as shall be 
to be collected & gathered in sd time 

Entered pr order Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Towne Mettinge held att Jamaica ye day & year 
abovsd the Towne did give to Mr. Samll Clowes free 
liberty for gettinge stones clay for bricks timbers shells 
for lime sofitiant for buldinge upon a pece of land that 
he is byeing from Samll Mills to be gotten upon the 
comons 

Entered pr order pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Thomas Watters protests against ye sd givft 

Thomas Burrows dos the same 

Hope Carpenter dos the same 

Att the same meettinge it was voatted by the majority 
of the freeholderes ' that Jonathan Whitthead Esqr. 
Zacariah Milles be deputted to settle w*^ ye reverrent 
gentlemen att New York by eassey meathods if possible 
ye misstake said to be made in payinge ye quitt rent of 
this Towne & if ye sd persons or either of them be prose- 
cuted on ace" of ye sd suppoased misstake that ye Towne 

will indemnify him or them from all action ore 

actions in law ore eaquety trouble nessesary expence ore 
other charges whatsoever that may accrew to them or 
either of them on account therof 

Entered pr ordor pr Samll Ruscoe 

Town Clark 
Page 4-41 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presentes shall 
cume Thomas Ffoster of Monmouth River in ye County of 
Sallem in the Province of West NewJerzey sone & heyre 
unto Thomas Ffoster latte of Jamaica in Queens County 
in the Province of NewYorke sendeth greettinge in our 
Lord God everlastinge Know yea that the said Thomas 



248 Records of the Town of 

Ffoster for & in considerration of a certaine sume X 
of good & lawfull moneys of NewYorke to him in hand 
paid at & befor the enseallinge & deliver}^ herof by Ben- 
jamine Thurston of Jamaica aforsaid blakesmith for and 
bhalfe of himself Anne Thurston Daniell Thurston 
Samuell Thurston Thomas Thurston Richard Denton & 
Mary his wiffe Richard Oldfeld & Jane his wife & David 
Wright & Hannah his wiffe & for divers other good casses 
& considderrations him therunto moveinge hath given 
granted & confirmed & herby doath give grant & confirm 
unto ye said Benjamine Thurston all thoas severall 
tractes or peces of land and meadow herafter mentioned 
and exsprest (that is to say) all that moyety or eaquall 
halfe part of the home lott & ten acers adjoyninge beinge 
the westermost part begininge at Thomas Wollseys land 
& soe runinge east to a wallnut bush marked by Thomas 
Waters his fence & from thence across to a whitt oak 
bushe marked on the north side of ye same lott all that 
moyety or equall half part of ye hill lott which halfe 
lyeth next to the land of Anthony Watters all that lott 
of land lyinge behind the swampe nere the hether East 
Neck adjoyninge to the land of Nathaniell Smith all 
that lot of land in ye same necke & all that lott of land 
upon the hilles behind John Hansen his land which 
last three recitted lotts containe by estemation one 
& sixty acers and all that the one half of ye fiveten acer 
lott of meadow lying upon the aforsaid neck which said 
half adjoyns to the meadow of Joseph Smith & the one 
half of ye little lott upon the ffareast neck all which lottes 
of land and meadow weare latte in ye tenuer & occepa- 
tion of ye said Thomas Ffoster deceassed and Joseph 
Thurston latte of Jamaica aforsaid desseassed together 
with all & singuler the rights prevelidges heredittements & 
appurtenances to ye same belongeinge or in any wisse ap- 
pertaininge and all ye easstatt right title intrest claime 
proporty possestion and demand of him the said Thomas 
Ffoster in & to ye premises & in & to every partt & parcell 
therof as allsoe the sd Thomas Foster doath by thes 
presents remise releas discharg and quitt claim unto ye 



Jamaica, Long Island 249 

sd Benj amine Thurston all action sutes case or casses 
of action suttes controverties quarrells quarrells debattes 

Page W2 
controverties deptes duetyes or demandes what soever 
had made comitted ore suffered from the begininge of 
ye world to the day of the datte herof to have and to 
hold the before mentioned parcells of land and meadow 
to to him the said Benj amine Thurston his hey res & 
assignes to the us & uses herafter exsprest & to noe other 
use ore uses what soever (that is to say) ye sd half of 
ye home lott & ten acers adjoyninge the half of ye hill 
lott adjoyninge to ye land of Anthony Watters and two 
acers & a half of ye sd half lott of meadow to ye use of ye 
sd Anne Thurston dewringe hur naturall liffe & affter 
hur deseas to ye use of the sd Benjamine Thurston Daniell 
Thurston Samll Thurston Thomas Thurston Richard 
Denton & Mary his wife Richard Oldfeld and Jane his 
wiile & David Wright & Hannah his wife their heyers 
& assignes for ever in eaquall seventh parts & the re- 
mainder of ye above granted premises together with the 
one half of ye well to ye propor use & behouf of the said 
Benjamin Thurston Daniell Thurston Samuell Thurston 
Thomas Thurston Richard Denton & Mary his wiffe 
Richard Oldfeld & Jane his wif & David Wright & Hannah 
his wife their heyres & assignes for ever in eaquall seventh 
part to be eaqually devided amongst them in wittness 
wherof the said Thomas Ffoster hath herunto sett his 
hand and affixed his seall the three & twentieth day of 
Octob in ye ninth year of ye reigne of our Soverraigne 
Lord William ye Third by the Grace of God of England 
Scottland Ffrance and Irland Kinge Defender of ye 
Faith &c. Anoque Dom. 1697 Thomas Foster O 
Sealled and dellivered 
in the presence of 
Andrew Gibb 
Samuell Smith 

Memorandam that on the day within mentioned came 
befor Daniell Whitthead Easqr one of His Majsts Justices 



250 Records of the Town of 

for ye keepinge of the peace within Queens County 
the within named Thomas Ffoster & acknowledged the 
within written releas to be his free & vollentary act and 
deed 

Tests — Daniell Whitthead 

A trew coppy of the oridgonall releas 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page HS 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Samll Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I Samll Bayles abovesd for severall good ressons 
and casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily 
for a sertaine sume of moneys to me in hand paid by 
Abraham Lotte of ye abovesd Towne Island & County 
to my sattisfaction ye receipt wherof I doe herby own and 
before the enseallinge & dellivery of thes presents doe 
acknowledge to be therwith contented sattisfyed & paid 
& throf & thrfrom doe exonoratt acquitte & discharge ye 
aforesd Abraham Lotte his heires & assignes of & from 
any further claime ore demand for any part ore parcell 
throf have giveen granted covenanted allinated releast 
enfeoft bargined made over & sould & by thes presents 
acknowledge to have from me my heires excecutors & 
adminesstrators fully & absolutly giveen granted cove- 
nanted releast enfeoft quitte claimed bargined made over 
& sould to ye aforesd Abraham Lotte his heires excecutors 
adminesstrators & assignes a sartain pece ore parcell of 
upland lyinge & beinge within the boundes & limitts of 
Jamaica abovesd beinge part of ye land bought by me 
from Samuell Mathewes of the foresd Towne Island & 
County beinge bounded as followeth viz beinge bounded 
at ye frount by the highway leadinge to Charsmors Island 
& att ye reare by Benjamin Thirston & ye land formorly 
belongeinge to Richard Jones latte of Jamaica deseast 
& ye land of ore belongeinge to Henry Foster latte of 
Jamaica deseast all which said pece ore parcell of land as 



Jamaica, Long Island 251 

it is above bounded & exsprest & as it lieth within ye 
fence as it now is I say that I ye aforsd Saniiiell Bayles 
have as abovesd sould as aforesd to the abovesd Abra- 
ham Lott his heirs & assignes all ye aforesd land with 
all ye rights & prevelidges & profitts & benifits of fencings 
& improvements what ever of all & every timbers trees 
standinge ore lying beinge upon ye same ye same to have 
and to hould ockepy posses & in joy fre & frely discharged 
of & from all further claim ore demand from any person 
ore persons what ever & ye same to be & remaine to ye 
only right benifit & behouf of him ye sd Abraham Lott 
and his heirs for ever & ye same shall warrent & by thes 
presents defend with a warrentte against any intrest 
proporty claime ore demand from me ye sd Samuell 
Bayles my heirs or assignes ore any person ore persons 
what ever in testymony whrof I have herunto sett to my 
hand & seall this twenty fivfth day of October in ye 9 
yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye year of our Lord 
1697 Samll X Bayles O 

Signed sealld & dellivered his mark 

in presence of 
John Mills 

Samll Ruscoe A trew coppy of ye orridgonall deed 

entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

November ye 27 1697 Clark 

Page l^klf. 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Daniell Whitthead of Jamaica in Queens County 
in the Island of Nassaw sndeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abovesd Daniell Whitthead for severall 
good good ressons considerations & casses me therunto 
moveing but more easspetialy for a vallewable sume of 
moneys to me the sd Daniell Whitthead in hand paid 
the receipt ore secured to be paid by Ram Dorlantt & 
Garrett Dorlant of the abovesd Towne Island & County 
the reseipt whrof I doe herby acknowledge and own 
my self to be therwith fully contented sattisfyed & payd 
and therof & therfrom doe for ever exonoratt acquitt & 



252 Records of the Town of 

discharge the abovesd Ram Dorlant & Garrett Dorlant 
their heires excecutors ad assignes of & from any part 
or parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted releast 
bargained enffeoft made over and sould and by thes 
presents doe acknowledge to have from me my heirs 
excecutors & adminesstrators fully & absolutly giveen 
granted covenanted allinated releast bargined made over 
& sould unto the abovesd Ram Dorlant & Garrett Dorlant 
their heires excecutores adminesstratores & assignes a 
sertain pece ore parcell of meadow within the boundes 
8^ limites of Jamaica abovesd sittuatt lyeinge & beinge 
att ore by the haw tree Greatt Island lyeinge one the east 
side and is bounded as followeth & begininge att a seadder 
stake standinge betwixt ye the meadow of formly belonge- 
inge to Benjamin Coe latt of Jamaica desest & the sd 
meadow & from thence with a direct line to a blake oke 
marked saplinge standinge upon the aforsd island to the 
eastward of the borg the abovesd saplinge beinge marked 
with X & from thence runninge with a straight line by 
the south syde of a mark wallnutt tree & soeallonge 
to the Wigenes fence and then from the aforsd seadore 
stake bounded east & south by the aforsd meadow latt 
belongeinge to the abovesd Benj amine Coe and then to 
rune soe as to take in all the clere land adjoyning therunto 
that is clerd by the abovesd Garrett Dorlant all the 
which abovesd meadow & upland accordinge as it is 
above butted & bounded and exsprest together with all 
& singuler the prevelidges ore benifits & improvements 
theron made ore to be made I the abovesd Daniell Whitt- 
head have as abovesd abovesd Daniell Whitthead have 

Page JfJf.5 
as abovesd sould to ye aforesd Ram Dorlantt & Garrett 
Dorlantt their heires excecutors adminesstrators free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formore salles givftes mor- 
gages ore any other intangellments whatt soe ever and 
the same to have and to hold to the sd Ram Dorlant & 
Garrett Dorlant & the same to be & remaine to ye only 
propore use benefitt & behouffe of them the abovesd 
Ram Dorland & Garrett Dorlant for ever & the same 



Jamaica, Long Island 253 

shall warreiit & by thes presents for ever defend against 
any claime ore demand from any person ore persons 
what soever layeinge any just claime therunto with a 
warrentte to deeffend the same against any intrest prop- 
orty claime ore demand from mee the abovesd Daniell 
Whitthead my heires excecutors & adminesstratores for 
ever in wittness wherunto I sett to my hand & afhxe 
my seall this 29 day of July in the twelvfth yere of His 
Majesties reigne & in the yeare of our Lord Christ 
1700 Danll Whitthead O 

Signed seald & dellivered 
in presence of 

Thomas Okleye A trew coppy pr 

John Okei Samll Ruscoe 

Samll Ruscoe Clark 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume greettinge in our Lord God everlastinge wheras 
Ram Dorlant & Garrett Dorlant boath belongeinge to 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Island of Nassaw hath 
& now doath poses and injoy boath lands & meadowes 
lyeinge & beinge in diff-ferrent places and bought att 
differrent times the which is now at this present datte 
in their joynt possession now be it known to all men 
by thes presentes that the abovesd Ram Dorlant & Gar- 
rett Dorlant doe make affynal & do for min — divition & by 
these presents be it known that the abovsd Ram Dorlant 
& Garrett Dorlant hath for themselves their heires excec- 
utors & adminesstrators fully and absolutly made a ffinal 
and full devition of all landes & meadowes now joyntly 
by them posest as abovesd & the same to be & remaine 
to be a quiatt end and devition betwixt them the abovesd 
Ram Dorlant & Garrett Dorlant their heires & suc- 
sesors for ever videlesett begininge att a stake standinge 
by Denes fence and from thence with a derict line to a 
marked wallnut tree and from thence with a strait line 
to a post standinge in the fresh meadow & from the afor- 
said poast 



254 Records of the Town of 

{see 4-4-6) 

Page 4-^6 
The bogges belongeinge to Samuell Denton are as 
ffolloweth viz: lyinge and beinge one the south east 
side of his land with a five acer right of bogges which he 
hath of his brother Nathaniell Denton & south by Cap*" 
Carpenter and north by Nathaniell Higbee & south 
east by the forsaid Higbey & Samll Deins Island 

Enter pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

{from ^^5) 
and from the aforesd poast allonge the dich by the 
meadow that was fformorly Ben j amine Coes and this is 
the full conclution of the abovesd devition that Garrett 
Dorlant beinge the eldest brother is to have the Aorth 
east part of all the above said devition and Ram Dorlant 
to have the southwest partt of all the abovesd devition & 
that this is our mutull agreement for the whole divition 
of boath land and meadowes above exsprest to stand & 
abide for ever betwixt us the abovesd Garrett Dorlant 
& Ram Dorlant wee doe bind ourselves our heires excecuts 
& adminesstratores by thes presents firmly as wittness 
our hands & sealls this 29 of July in the 12 yeare of our 
Lord William ye 3d over England Scottland France & 
Irland Kinge & Deffender of the Faith &c. & in the 
yeare of our Lord Christ 1700 

Signed seald & dellivered Garrett Dorl,\nt O 
in the presence of Ram Dorlant O 

Hendrickes Heagoeman 

Samuell Ruscoe A trew coppy of the orig- 

eonall pr Samll Ruscoe 

Page ^^7 
The boges belonging to Waitt Smith are as ffolloweth 
viz all the boges lyinge & beinge in ye neck belonging to 
Waitt Smith one ye west side of ye bridge goeing over to 



Jamaica, Long Island ^55 

sd neck to ye sd neke as they ly round soe fare as his land 
goes and layd out to ye sd Waitt Smith 

This entered pr ordor pr Sam Ruscoe 

Janry ye llh 1696 

The boges belongeinge to Nehemiah Smith are as 
followeth viz: lying & beinge one the left hand as you 
goe over the bridge from the Towne to to Waitt Smiths 
neck beinge the east side of ye side bridg bounded north 
by the brook and southardly by the highwaye and runinge 
in lenth from ye casway about fourty five rodes to a 
marked whit oke tree upon ye upland and by a maple 
tree by the brook marked allsoe 

This entered pr ordore pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

The bogges belongeinge to Samuell Smith are as 
followeth viz bounded one ye west by ye bogges of Ne- 
hemiah Smith north by the brook, and easterly soe fare 
as Thomas Smiths land goes to a little swampe that 
puteth upe to the highe way and southardly by the 
abovesd Thomas Smiths land & the high waye— Entered 
bv order pr Samll Ruscoe 

^ Clark 

The bogges belonginge to Thomas Smith are as ffol- 
loweth viz. lyinge one the north side of ye brooke that 
ye bridg is upon that leads over to Wait Smiths neck 
bounded west by the highway & northward by ye land 
of ye sd Thomas Smith and Samll Deines island & 
south by ye brook & east by ye marked trees partinge 
ye sd Samll Deine & ye sd Thomas Smith bogess 

Entered pr order pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

The bogges belonginge to Samuell Deine are as ffol- 
loweth bounded att ye west by Samll Deins island & 
north by the fence & east by a brook parting Zacariah 



256 Records of the Town of 

Mills & him & & south by ye brook joyning to ye sd 
bogges & soe riming up to Thomas Smiths boges 

This entered pr order pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 4-4-^ 
The boges belonginge to Nathaniell Higbee are as 
followeth lyinge at ye south side of ye neck of land 
that he ye sd Nathaniell Higbey bought of William Creed 
and bounded southardly by a blake oak sapling about 
six rods southward of Samuell Dentons cornor of his land 
& soe runinge easterly unto a greatt whit oak tree stand- 
inge in his ye sd Nath Higbees land with ye eaquoll 
half of the slipe of bogges lyinge betwixt Zacariah Millses 
neck and his own land with all other bogges runing to 
ye northward of that — This entered pr order pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

The bogges belonginge to Zacariah Mills are as fol- 
loweth beinge bounded northardly by an oke saplinge 
standing upon the sd Zacariahs own land over against 
Samuell Deins north fence and soe to ye bottom of ye 
abovesd Zacariah Millses neck & soe runinge up the 
east side of ye said neck unto a whitt oak tree standinge 
about upon Zacris land opositt against ye midle of John 

Smiths land with ye eaquall half of that slipe of 

bogges lyinge betwixt Nath Higbes land and Zacariah 
Millses necke — The land layd out to Zacariah Mills is 
as followeth beinge the wholl neck of land joyning 
upon ye bogges abovesd & bounded at ye north end by 
the highway 

Entered pr ordor pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

The bogges of Nathaniell Higbee are as followeth from 
Mr. Heagaman elleven acers right and from Samll 
Smith sixeten acer right & from Jonos Wood 4 acer right 
which lyes southward of his other bogges bounded 



Jamaica, Long Island 257 

south by Anthony Watters east by Zacary Millses neck 
west by Sam Dentons bogs with ye land lyinge within 
ye boges 

This entered by order by Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Samuell Smith doath protest against sail of the sixe- 
ten acer right of bogges mentioned and said to be sould 
by him to Nathaniell Higbe in the record above this 
haveinge never reseaived any sattisf action for ye same 
nor ever giveen ordor for any en trey therof nor giveen 
any deed for ye same — This entered by order of Samuell 
Smith 

by Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 4.Ji-9 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Peter Stringham belonging to Hempsted 
in Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw sendeth greett- 
inge Know yea that I the abovesd Peter Stringham 
with Ane my wiffe for severall good resons & casses us 
therunto moveing but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sattisf action to us in hand paid by John Hunt of New- 
towne in ye abovesd Island and County ye reseipt wherof 
we doe herby acknowledg & own to be therwith con- 
tented sattisfyed and paid have giveen granted covenanted 
allinatted released quitt claimed enfeofed bargined & 
sould & by thes presents own to have from us our heires 
excekutors adminesstrators & assignes giveen granted 
allinatted bargined covenanted releassed quitt claimed 
enfeoft made over & sould unto the abovesd John Hunt 
his heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes a sartain 
pece of fresh meadow sittuatt in the bounds of Jamaica 
in the Island & County abovesd lyinge & beinge att a 
place comonly called ye haw tree necke beinge bounded 
on ye north by Johanas Williams & one ye east parte 
by ye highe way & part by ye cassway & south by ye 
dich that parts John Moefors meadow & that & west 
by John Moefors meadow till it comes to ye springe & 



258 Records of the Town of 

then by the greatt* crecke till itt cumes to ye abovesd 
north boundes all which said pece of meadow as itt is 
butted & bounded I the abovesd Peter Stringham with 
Ane my wiffe have sould as aforsd unto ye abovesd 
John Hunt with all & singuler ye prevelidges prophitts 
& benifitts therunto belonginge to have and to hould 
ockepy poses & injoye for ever & the same to be & re- 
maine to ye only propor use benefitte & behouff of hime 
ye abovesd John Huntt his heires exceketors adminess- 
trators & assignes without leatt hindrance oremollesta- 
tion from any person ore persons what ever & the same 
shall warrent & by thes presents defend against all 
formore salles givfts morgages ore any other intangell- 
ments whatt ever with with a warrentee to deffend the 
same against any intrest proporty claim ore demand 
from us the abovesd Peter Stringhame & Ane our heires 
exceketors & assignes for ever in testemoney wherof 
we sett to our hands and sealls this second day of June 
in ye fivft yeare of their Majests reignes and in ye yeare 
of our Lord 1694 

Signed sealld & dellivered Peter X Stringham O 
in presence of his marke 

Richard Greene 
Samll Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of ye origenoll ded 

pr me Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^50 
This Indenteur made in the fourth yeare of ye reigne 
of Their Majesties William and Mary by ye grace of 
God of England Scottland France & Irland Kinge & 
Queen Defenders of of ye Faith &c. betwixt Ellias Bayles 
one ye one party and John Stewartt one the other party 
beinge boath of Jamaica in Queens County wittnesseth 
as ffolloweth that I the above said Ellias Bayles with 
Sarah my wiffe for severall resons & casses us and each 
of us therunto moveinge butt more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sume of moneys to us in hand paid & secured 



Jamaica, Long Island 259 

to be paid by ye abovesd John Stewartt ye receipt 
wherof we doe herby own & therwith to rest contented 
sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted covenanted al- 
linatted enfeoft releast quitt claimed made over & 
sould & by thes presents doe acknowledge to have 
from us our heires exceketors & assignes giveen granted 
covenanted allinatted enfeofed released quitt claimed 
made over & sould unto ye abovesd John Steward his 
heires exceketors & assignes a sartain pece of upland ly- 
inge & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica containing 
twenty acers as it was laid outt by ye surveiors of ye 
Towne beinge bounded as followeth one ye east by Josias 
Wiggens west by ye land of John Everets chilldren 
north by ye high way south by Mr, Daniell Whittheds 
land which land as it is above bounded & exsprest I the 
abovesd Ellias Bayles with Sarah my wiff have as abovesd 
sould as abovesd unto ye abovesd John Stewartt his heirs 
exceketors & assignes ye same to have and to hould to 
him ye abovesd John Stewartt his heires & assignes for 
ever & the same to be & remain to ye onely propor use 
benifitt & behouff of him ye abovesd John Stewartt his 
heires exceketors & assignes to ockepy posses & in joy 
as his & their own free proper right of inherretance 
warrenting this my salle free & good in law & deffended 
& freely discharged from all formor salles givfts morgages 
or any other entangellments & the same shall & will 
for ever warrent & defend against any interest claim or 
demand from any person or persons what ever layinge 
any just claim therto with a warrente to defend ye same 
against any claim intrest proporty tytell or demand from 
me ye abovesd Ellias Bayles & Sarah my wiffe our heires 
& assignes for ever in confirmation wherof I the abovesd 
Ellias Bayles & Sarah my wiffe doe bind our selves our 
heires & assignes by setting to our hands & fixeing our 
sealls this 26 day of Janry in ye 4 yeare of their Majesties 
reignes & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand 
sixe hundreed ninty & two 

Ellias Bayles O 



260 Records of the Town of 

Signed sealld and dellivered 

in presence of 

John Harresson A trew coppy of ye orrigonall ded 

Samuell Ruscoe of sail pr me Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page Jt.51 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume John Hindes of Jamaica sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abovesd John Hinds with Mary my wiffe 
for severall good resons and casses us and either of us 
therunto moveinge but more easspetially for a vallew- 
able sume to us in hand paid & secured to be paid the 
receipt wherof we doe herby befor ye enseallinge & 
dellivery herof own & acknowledge & doe therwith rest 
contented sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releassed enfeoft quitt claimed made 
over & sould & by thes presents doe own & acknowledge 
to have fully and absoluttly frely & absoluttly from me 
my heires excekutors adminesstrators & assignes giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted released- enfeofed quitt 
claimed made over & sould unto John Steward of Hemp- 
sted in ye Queens County his heires exceketors & assignes 
a sartain homested now in ye tenuer & occepation of 
me the above said John Hinds the same that was Ffulke 
Daveses latte of Jamaica deseast sittuatt lyinge & beinge 
within ye Towne of Jamaica containing five acers more 
ore less together with all & howesings barns orchyards 
gardens fencings clossyers freutt trees prevelidges im- 
provements & appurtenances therupon or any waies 
therunto apertaininge or any waies therunto belonginge 
I say that I the abovesd John Hinds of Jamaica abovesd 
belonginge to Queens County have as abovesd sould as 
aforsaid unto ye aforsaid John Steward ye abovesd 
homessted containinge five acers more ore less beinge 
bounded north by Nath Denton & east & south by ye 
hige waye & west by Samll Denton together with all 
howesings barns orchyards gardens ffencings timbers 
trees & that are or doath any waies appertain therto ye 
same with all & every partt therof to have and to hould 



Jamaica, Long Island 261 

for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye only propor 
use benifitt & behouff of him ye abovesd John Stewartt 
his heires exceketors adminesstrators & assignes to 
ockepy posses & in joy as his & their own free and propor 
right of enherretance warrenting this my salle good and 
free from all formore salles givftes and morgages or any 
other entangellments what ever & the same shall & will 
by thes presents for ever warrent & defend against any 
claime ore demand from any person or persons layinge 
any just claime therto with a warrentee to defend ye 
same against any intrest claim proporty or demand either 
from me ye sd John Hinds & Mary my wiffe our heires 
exceketors adminestrators & assignes for ever & from any 
person ore persons from by ore under us ore my ordor 
ingageinge & warrentinge him ye sd John Stewartt his 
heires exceketors & adminest in ye quiatt lawfull & just 
posesion & seaszer therof & soe to remaine without lett 
(fraud or hindrance from any person or persons whatt- 
ever forraigne invation excepted in testimoney wherof 
I the sd John Hinds with Mary my wiffe doath bind our 
selves & our heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes 
firmly by subscribing our names & fixeing our sealls 
this this fourth of November in ye 4h yeare of Their 
Majesties reignes & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1692 

Memorandam th I ye abovesd John Hindes doath like- 
wis sell & make over from me & my heires unto ye abovesd 
John Stewartt his heires & assignes two acers & a half of 
comonage to likwise have & to hould ockepy poses & 
injoy as beinge partt of this above mentioned bargin 
of salle 

Signed selled & dellivered John Hindes O 

in presence of Mary X Hindes O 

Samll Ruscoe hur marke 

Thomas Okley 

A trew coppy of ye origonall ded of salle 

pr me Samuell Ruscoe 

Clarke 



262 Records of the Town of 

Page 452 
Att a Towne Meettinge held Aprill ye 21st 1702 
then ther was choassen by a publique voat Zacariah Mills 
Justice Eaveritt Theodorus Pollhellmas who are therby 
empowered & authorrissed to make a strict inquirery 
& to take a strict way & corse to serch into and inspect 
into all dewes & moneys from time to time payd by the 
Towne of Jamaica or leveled upon the inhabetantes of 
the abovesd Towne and all such persons that shall 
cume & appere before thes men abovesd & make a trew 
account clerly that they have paid ther partes & propor- 
tions of such moneys then upon their beinge soe sattis- 
fyed they shall give to any such persons soe cleringe him 
or them selves for the same the time begineinge from 
the yere on the thowsand sixe hundred & ninty and all 
such other persons that doath not cume in & make 
such cleringe as aforsaid then thes persons abovesd are 
to make reportte to the Towne of the same pr ordor of 
the Towne Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

A trew coppy pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 453 

Jamaica in Queens County on ye Island Nassaw ellis 
Longe Island in ye Province of NewYorke this 28 day 
of Janry Ano D 1696 Know all men by thes presents 
that I Thomas Okley of ye Towne and County aforesd 
doe allinatte give grant & sell unto William Smith of 
Hempsteed in ye County aforesd a certain peces or par- 
cels of meadow lyinge and beinge in ye boundes of 
Jamaica on ye necke knowne ye name of Quarrelsume 
Neck one pece lyinge on ye east side of ye sd neck bounded 
as followeth south by a diche of William Johnsons east 
by ye creek north by ye fence by ye fence which ye 
aforesd Thomas Okley set up west by the upland the other 
pece lyinge & beinge towards ye southwest side of ye sd 
neck bounded south and west by a creek north by John 
Fostor and the upland east by the meadow y* was fform- 



Jamaica, Long Island 263 

orly Thomas Okleys which Charles Randolf doath now 
posses I Thomas Okley have sould ye peces ore parcels 
as above bounded be it more ore less w*^** all prevelidges 
& profitts theron made and profits to be made for on hence 
forth to be and remaine unto ye propor use benifit and 
disspoas of William Smith aforesd for him his heirs ex- 
cecutors adminesstrators & assignes to have & to hould 
posses and injoy for ever without mollesstation from me 
my heires excecutors adminesstrators ore any other per- 
sons what soever y* shall any way mack mollesstation 
theron I say I Thomas Okley above exsprest for good 
considerrations in hand receaived have sould ye meadow 
as above exsprest unto all & every of ye premises as 
above exsprest I doe bind my self my heirs excecutors 
adminesstrators to maintain this my salle good in law 
against any pretence what soever Thomas Okley O 
Signed seald and dellivered 
in presence of 
John Ffostor 
Daniell Whithead 

This deed acknowledged befor me ye day and yeare 
above written by Thomas Okley 

Daniell Whithead 

A trew coppy of ye oridgonall deed 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page lf.5k 

Att a Towne Meettinge held att Jamaica in January 

the 2d 1699/100 Cap*° Thomas Okeley was chossen 

constable for this present year or till another be chossen 

in his rome — 

Att the same mettinge thes men herafter named 
were by a publiaqe voatt chosen being Justice Everritt 
John Oke Theodorus Pollhelmas Danill Smith at plains 
Waitt Smith Nathanill Denton Doctor Read Peter Whitt 
Thomas Watters & wer empowered to tak a just account 
of the ten men how they have disspoased of the Towns 



264 Records of the Town of 

money paid for the church them ore the major partt of 
them and to make reportt to the Towne how they find 
the acount that is giveen to them whether it is resonable 
& wherin they thinke it is not acording to the best of their 
knowledg. 

Att the same mettinge Cap*" Thomas Okley was 
chossen to be Superorviszer for this present yeare 

Att the same mettinge William Creed was chosen to be 
Superovisore for the Towne of Jamaica for this present 
yeare 

Att a Towne Mettinge held at Jamaica June ye 22d 
1700 the nine men doe declare that they cannott give 
there reportte to the Towne accordeinge to the trust 
repoassed in them by reson they have not reseived any 
perfect acount from the ten men 

By ordor of the Town Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Att a Towne Mettinge held att Jamaica November 
the 28 1700 it was agreed by voatt that wheras Mr. 
John Hobbret hath continued her amongs us in this 
Towne in the present worke of the minesstery sume con- 
siderrable time the Town dos shew ther willingenes to 
continue him still and to have him ordained acordingly 
provided it be accordinge to ye rule and way of the 
Presbeterine way and it is the unanomoss mind of the 
Town that he be ordained acordingly and that every 
man shall pay towardes the ordaination as much as he 
shall see cas to pay 

By Samuell Ruscoe 
Clark 
Page 4-55 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Edward Higbey of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greettinge in the name of God Everlasting 
Know yea that I the abovesd Edward Higbee doe give 
grant releass and for ever quitt claime and make over 
and by thes presents doe own and acknowledg to have 



Jamaica, Long Island 265 

from me my heires excecutors and adminesstrators giveen 
granted releassed and for ever quitte claimd and firmly 
make over unto my foresd sone Nathaniell Higbye of 
Jamaica afbrsd all ye remaininge part ore parcell of mea- 
dow lyinge and being att a place comonly called the 
Longe Necke within the bounds and li mitts of ye Towne of 
Jamaica abovesd which is not hertofor disspoased of 
by deed boath fresh and salt belonginge to me ye abovesd 
Edward Higbee and allsoe doe confirme unto my abovesd 
sone Nathaniell Higbee my now dwellinge howes and 
home lott with all buldinges and fenceings and all other 
things given to hime that are soe mentioned in my will 
to have and to hould the abovesd pece ore parcell of 
meadow together with that and all other rights & prev- 
elidges of all & every thinge ore things contained herin 
any thinge to the contrary notwithstandinge ye same 
to be & remaine to ye only propor use benifit & behouf 
behoufe of him ye abovesd Nathaniell Higbe his heirs & 
assignes for ever in testemony wherof I set to my hand & 
seall this 16 day of March in ye seventh yeare of the 
reigne of our Soveraing Lord Anoque 1695/6 
Signed sealld & dellivered Edward Higbee O 

in presence of 
George Phillipes 
Samll Ruscoe 
Joseph Smith 

Memorandam that one the 26 day of March 1696 
appered befor Daniell Whitthead one of His Majts 
Justices of ye Peace for Queens County ye above named 
Edward Higbee & acknowledged ye above instrument to 
be his free and vollentary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

A trew coppy entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 4^56 
Whearas Edward Higbee of Jamaica formorly hath 
by an instrewment bearringe datte Maye ye seventh 



266 Records of the Town of 

1688 given & granted unto his two sons Nathaniell and 
Samuell Higbee a certain pece ore parcell of land lyinge 
and beinge westward of ye Town of Jamaica containing 
sixty acers ye bounds beinge mentioned in the aforsaid 
instrewment from ye sd Edward Higbee now know yea 
that I Samuell Higbee for severall considerations & 
casses me therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sattisfaction by a certain parcell of land by 
Edward Higbee aforsaid my father giveen to me have 
giveen granted enfeofed releast quitt claimed and made 
over unto my brother Nathaniell Higbee all that my 
right tytle intrest claim & demand in & unto the abovesd 
parcell of land aforsd given as abovesd by my father 
Higbee containinge twenty five acers as aforsd together 
with all every ye rights & prevelidges as formorly con- 
firmed to me the same to have and to hould ockepy posses 
and injoy without lett or hindrance either from me ye 
sd Samuell Higbee my heires excecutors & assignes for 
ever in confirmation herof I have sett to my hand & seall 
this elleventh day of March in ye fivft yeare of Their 
Majsts reignes & in ye yeare of our Lord God 1693/4 
Signed sealld & dellivered Samuell Higbee O 

in presence of 
John Stewartt 
Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that one the 27h of November 1696 
then appered befor me Daniell Whithead one of His 
Majsts Justices of ye Peace for Queens County John 
Stewart & Samll Ruscoe & made oath the abovesd Samll 
Higbe did signe & seall this above instrument or con- 
veaience frely in their sight & delliver it 

Dan^^ Whithead 

A trew coppy pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Towne mettinge March ye 6 1701 1/2 ther was 
choasen by voatt Cp'" John Carpenter Nehemiah Smith 



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267 



& Cap*" George Wollsey to be Townsmen or Trustes for 
this present yeare or till others are choasen in ther rums 
At ye same metting Cap*" Okley was choasen Constable 
for this present yeare or till anothers is choasen in his 
roume pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page Jf57 
The land drawne lottes for att Fosters River & ye 
Little Plains (?) 



Mary Ffoster number. . . 1 

Widdow Mesenger 2 

Widow Davis 3 

Ellias Bayles 4 

Thomas Welline 5 

Mr. Whitthead 6 

Samll Ruscoe 7 

Richard Jones 8 

John Rowlef sone 9 

Allixander Smith 10 

Cap*" Carpenter 11 

ye Parsonage Lotte 12 

John Owkee 13 

Richard Roades 14 

Thomas Smith 15 

M. Freeman 16 

John Smith Jr 17 

Derrik Pollson 18 

Doros PoUhellmas 19 

Mr. Whitte. . 20 

Nath Denton Junor 21 

WillSallyer 22 

Samll Smith 23 

John Man 24 

Samll Milles 25 

Edward Higbe .26 

John Wood 27 

Jonas Wood 28 

JohnOldfeld 29 



William Foster 30 

John Roades 31 

Henry Lotte 32 

Widow Ashmane 33 

Widow iVshman 34 

Mr. Pruden 35 

JohnMoford 36 

Zacariah Milles 37 

Mr. Wollsey 38 

John Carpenter 39 

John Smith Sr 40 

A Highe waye — 

Andrew Onderdoncke. .41 

Nicolos Evritt 42 

John Bayles 43 

Sam Dene 44 

Waitt Smith 45 

Samll Den tone 46 

Hope Carpenter 47 

Benjamine Coe 48 

John & Joseph Ludlame . 49 

John Everrett 50 

Nathaniell Denton 51 

Nehemiah Smith 52 

AbleGalle 53 

Thomas Wiggens 54 

Joseph Thirston 55 

Nathaniell Lynos 5Q 

Joseph Smith 57 



268 Records of the Town of 
Elderd Lukes 58 



William Osbourne 59 Lottes drawn for ye land 

Mr. Nicolls 60 betwixt ye Little Plains 

Richard Writte 61 Run & ye mill 

Garrett Classen 62 Sam Ruscoe number 1 

John Luberttsone 63 

Iszacke Heagamane 64 

Laid out with Mr. Whitt- 

hed Memorandam Johanos 

Williamson ■ 



Page 4-58 

Att a Towne Mettinge held June ye 3d 1701 Cap*° 
Thomas Okie was choasen Constable for this present 
year or untill another be choasen and sworne in his 
rome 

Att the same Town Mettinge ther was choasen and 
deputted by a publicque voatt Cap*" Daniell Whitthead 
John Oke Freadrick Hendrickson Theodorus Pollhellmas 
Richard Oldfeld Jonas Wood Jonathan Whitthead and 
Peter Whitt to maintain and defend our rights & prev- 
elidges of ffishing & ffoullinge & any other of our rights 
in the bay as far as our line goes against any person 
ore persons that doath or shall indeavor to infringe the 
same pr ordor of ye Town Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Town meettinge held att Jamaica March ye 
6 — 1701^ ther was choasen sixe men who are therby im- 
powered to mak enquierry into what money is or hath 
ben paid for quitte rent by the Town of Jamaica & what 
is still dew to be paid & likewis to agree & conclude upon 
sume sartain meathoud & way how the remainder of 
the quitte rent must be paid for this present time & to 
levey & gather the same & if any person or persons shall 
neglegt refus or delay to pay his or their proportions by 
them abovesd ordered it is votted & concluded to levey 
the same by distres from such persons soe defective the 
names of ye persons beinge John Oke Cap*" Okley Richard 



Jamaica, Long Island 269 

Oldfeld John Eaverrit Peter Whitt Elderd Lukes & this 
to be cumpleattd & ended by ye twentieth of this in- 
stant — 

Att the same mettinge ther was choasen Cap*" Whitt- 
head and Cap*" Okley by voat to carry downe the money 
for ye quitt rentt to the Receiver Genrall & to tak re- 
ceipts for the same & to make answer to the proclamai- 
tion sent to us & to mak a reportt to ye Town of ye 
same pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 4.59 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
come Wessell Peterson of Jamaica in Queens County in 
the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Wessell Peterson for severall reasons 
& casses with Jacobmintye my wiff us & each of us 
therunto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sattisfaction to us in hand paid or secured to be paid by 
Steven Courtt of Fflattlands the reseipt wherof I doe 
herby own and acknowledg to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted covenanted 
releast quitt claimd enfeoft made over and sould & by 
thes presents doe acknowledge to have from us our heirs 
exseketors admists & assignes giveen granted covenanted 
allinatted quitt claimd enfeofd mad over & sould unto 
ye abovesd Steven Courtt of Fflattlands in ye Kinges 
County his heirs exceketors & adminests all my accomoda- 
tions lyinge & beinge w**^ in ye bounds of Jamaica afsd 
viz^ fforty acers of land lyinge & beinge eastward of ye 
Town under ye hills beinge fforty acers more ore less 
runinge frome ye highe way northward parrellell w**' 
ye rest of ye neighbours & otherwis bounded as it lyeth 
within ye fence together with all ffencinge timbers 
trees orchards gardens howesings barnes cloasses prev- 
elidges profitts & benifitts therto belonginge with five 
acers of meadow more ore less as it was layd out att ye 
further East Necke buttinge easward by ye end of ye 
other lottes & west runinge to ye end of ye Island joyn- 
inge to ye said meadow together with all ye rest of my 



270 Records of the Town of 

outt lands belonginge to my accomodations as above 
exsprest only exceptinge seven acers & a half lyinge be- 
twen ye Little Plains Rune & Freemans path joyninge 
to Nath Denton as allsoe as allsoe my share of ye littell 
lotts lyinge att ye further East Neck aforsd I say that I 
ye abovesd Wessell Peterson have with Jacobmintye my 
wiffe as abovesd sould as aforsd unto ye abovesd Steven 
Courtt all ye abovesd trackt of meadow acordinge as it 
is above bounded together with all ye rights prevelidges 
& appurtenances therunto belonginge with all howsings 
barns orchards fencings gardens incloasseurs trees woods 
under woods standinge ore lyinge beinge upon ye same 
with all ye proporty & rights increwing therby ye same 
to have and to hould and the same to be & remaine to ye 
only propor use benifitt & behouff of him ye abovesd 
Steven Court his heirs exceketors & adminestrs & assignes 
for ever free & ffreely discharged of & from all formor 
salles givfts morgages doweryes or any other entangle- 
ments & doe like wis ingage to defend ye same good in 
law ffree from any claim ore claimes from any person ore 
persons from by or under me or my order & with a war- 
rentee to defend ye sam against any intrest property 
claim ore demand either from me ye abovesd Wessell 
Peterson & Jacobmintye my wiffe our heirs exceketors 
& adminesstrators & asignes in testemony wherof we 
sett our hands & sealls this 5 day of October in ye 5 yeare 
of Their Majsts reigns & in ye yere of our Lord God 
1693 

Signed sealld & dellivered Wessell Peterson O 
in presence of Jacobmintey X O 

James Clement hur mark 

Samuell Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of ye orrigonall pr Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page J^GO 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 

shall cum Will*" Creed of Jamaica in Queens County in 

ye Island of Nassaw yeoman sendeth greettinge Know 



Jamaica, Long Island 271 

yea that I ye abovesd William Creed for severall good 
reasons & casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable sattisfaction to me in hand 
payd by Johanas Holshart of Flat Lands in Kings County 
& secured to be payd ye receipt wherof I doe herby own 
& acknowledg to be therwith contented sattisfyed and 
payd & therof & therfrom doe acquitt exonort & dis- 
charge ye aforsd Johanos Holshart his heirs & assignes 
from any further claim or demand for any part or parcell 
throf have giveen granted covenanted allinated releast 
enfeoft quitt claimd mad over and sould & by thes pres- 
ents doe acknowledg to have from me my heires excecu- 
tors & adminestrators giveen granted covenanted al- 
linatted released enfeoft quitt claimd made over and 
sould unto the abovesd Johanas Holshart his heirs 
exceketors adminesstrators & assignes a certain pece 
of upland lyinge within ye bounds & limits of Jamaica 
abovesd bounded as followeth viz at ye north end by 
Garrett Lubertson marked partinge Mr. Pruden & ye 
sd Garrett and from thence to a cartain marked whit 
oak tree nere ye haw tree pond & from thence upon 
a dirict line to a marked blakoak saplinge by ore nere 
the haw tree path and so from thence joyninge upon sd 
path to a marked wallnut tree & then to rune to the foresd 
marked tree partinge Mr. Pruden & ye aforsaid Garrett 
Lubertson all which sd pece or parcell of land as above 
bounded & exprest with ye prevelidges and appurten 
therunto belonginge with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standing or lyinge beinge upon ye same I ye sd 
William Creed have as aforsd sould as abovesd unto 
ye aforsd Johanes Holshart his heirs & assignes to have 
and to hould for ever & the same to be & remain to ye 
only propor use benifit and behouf of him ye sd Johanes 
Holshart his heirs excecutors and adminestrators and 
assignes free & clerly discharged of & from all formor 
salles giftes morgages or any other entanglements what 
ever & ye same shall & by thes presents for ever warrant 
and defend against any claim or demand from any 
person ore persons what soever w*^ a warrente to defend 



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ye same against any intrest property claim ore demand 
from me ye sd William Creed and Sarah my wife our 
heires exceketors & adminestrators for ever in confirma- 

Page W 
tion wherof we have herunto set to our hands and affixed 
our sealles this twenty seventh day of March in ye ninth 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred 
ninty seven — Memorandam that I ye sd William Creed 
doe acknowledg to have herwith sould to ye sd Johanes 
Holshart one acer right of prevelidg upon ye comons for 
cuttinge wood or timber from ye datte herof 
Signed seald and dellivered William Creed O 

in presence of Sarah X Creed O 

John Oke her mark 

Samll Ruscoe 

A trew coppy of ye origonall entered pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Johanes Holshartts deed to Ram Dorlant in page .... 270 
Cap*^" Briant Newtons deed to Thomas Wollsey in 

page 300 

Mr. Danll Whitheads deed to Thomas Wollsey in 

page 301 

Mr. Danll Whithead engagment to Tho Wollsey in 

pag 302 

Jonathan Mills & Ben Thirstons ded of exchaing in 

pag 382 

Mr. William Halletts deed to Richard Jones in page 383 

Gideon Allins salle of a baye horse in page 472 

Cap*" Whitheads deed to Samll Darlinge in page 258 

Jonas Woods & Samll Ruscoes exchainge in page .... 259 
Peter Stringhams & Samll Barkers deed to Saml 

Carpenter in page 366 & 367 

John Lamberttsons deed to Samuell Carpenter in page. 367 
Fredricks Hendricks & John Fredricks deed to Sam 

Bayeles in page 388 



Jamaica, Long Island 273 

Jonoss Woods deed to Benjamin Thirston in 

page 389 & 390 

Richard Wrights deed of gifft to Samll Barker in 

page 377 

Samll Ruscoe deed to Hans Burgee in page 395 

Mr. Daniell Whitthead deed to Ram and Garrett 

Borland in page 444 & 445 

Garrett & Ram Dorlants deed of devition in 

page 445 & 446 

Nathaniell Smiths deed to Benjamine Thirston 

in page 390 & 391 

Richard Oldfelds deed to Benjamin Thirston in 

page 391 & 392 

David Wrights deed to Benjamin Thirston in 

page 392 & 393 

Samll Bayles deed to Thomas Everitt in page . 303 & 304 
Daniell Oldfeld deed to Garrett Johnson in 

pag 393 & 394 

Mr. Creed deed of discharg to Jonathan Davis in 

page 384 

Mr. Prudens deed to Thomas Burrows in page 260 

Samll. Bayles deed to Benj. Thirston in page 372 

Thomas Wellings deed to Benjamin Thirston in pag . . 378 
Wait Smith & Nath Dentons exchaing in pag 414 

. Page Jf62 
Thes presents testefy that I John Carpenter Junor 
of Jamaica in Queens County for severall good con- 
siderrations me therunto moveing & more easspeatily 
for a vallewable consideration in hand paid have have 
giveen granted allin bargined sold enfeofed & confirmed 
& by thes presents doe for my self my heires and assignes 
fully firmly & absoluttly give grant alline bargine sell 
enfeof & confirme unto John & Joseph Ludlame of ye sd 
Towne & County thr heires and assignes a sartain howes 
& home lotte cittuatte lyinge beinge in ye Towne of 
Jamaica ye sd lott is bounded one ye west w*^ a hige 
way on ye north w*^ Sam Mills his land on ye east w*** 
Nath Dentons Juners land & one ye south w*^ ye land of 



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John Ludlames w*^^ sd howes & land together w**' ye 
orchard feilces improvements prevehdges & appurtenances 
therupon or therunto belonginge ye sd John Carpenter 
for him self his heirs & assignes doath sell & make over 
unto ye sd John & Joseph Ludlam for themsellves heires 
& assignes to have & to hould poses and injoye for ever 
and I ye sd John Carpenter Juner for my self my heires 
& assignes ye sd howes & land as abovesd bounded & 
exprest from any person or persons by from or under me 
upon any pretence whattever claiming any intrest to ye 
sd land doe by thes presents & will for ever defend 
that this my akt & deed I testefy by settinge to my hand 
& seall this 24th day of Febrauary Anoqe Dominy 1688/7 
& in ye 3d yeare of the reigne of our Soverraign Lord 
James ye Second by ye grace of God of England Scott- 
land France & Irland Kinge Defender of ye Faith &c. 
Signed seald & dellivered John X Carpenter O 

in presenc of his mark 

Nehemiah Smith 

Danll Denton A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Know all men by thes presents that I Samuell Mes- 
senger of Jamaica in ye North Rydinge of Yorkshire 
one Longe Island have for a vallewable consideration 
bargined & sould to Eliszabeth Ludloe of Jamaica of 
ye North Rydinge of Yorkshire aforsaid my howes & 
home lott which I boutt of Daniell Whitthead all except 
ye orchyard & ye meadow & ye prevelidge belonginge 
to itt it is to be understood that all ye prevelidge is ex- 
cepted it is only ye howes & half lott which I bought of 
Daniell Whitthead w*'^ ye fences joyninge to it which I 
Samuell Mesenger have sold to ye widdow Ludloe ye 
lott is bounded betwen James Hindes & ye widdow 
Ludloe ye front next ye streett ye reare east this my 
sale I doe ingage to mak good in law free from any just 
claimes as wittnes my hand November ye 16: 1672 

Samuell Mesenger 



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Signed & dellivered 

in presens of A trew coppy pr 

Samuell Milles Sam Ruscoe 

Tho. Smith Clark 

Thes presents testefy that I Ellisabeth Smith formorly 
reliqe to William Ludlam doe assigne & sett over all my 
right title & intrest of ye sd Within written deed to my 
son Joseph Ludlam of Jamaica in Queens County for 
him his heires & assignes for ever as wittnes my hand this 
24 day of Ellisabeth X Smith 

Febrauary 1688/7 hur mark 

Wittness 

Nehemiah Smith 
Daniell Denton A trew copy pr 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^63 
I John Ludlam withine mentioned doe for my self 
my heires & assignes fully frely & absoluttly for full sat- 
tisfaction received assigne & sett over all my right tytell 
& intrest of ye within written deed of salle to my brother 
Joseph Ludlam as wittnes my hand this 24 day of Feb- 
rary 1688/7 John Ludlam 

Wittnes 

Nehemiah Smithe 
Daniell Denton A trew copy pr 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

Marche ye 13th 1679 Know all men by thes pres- 
ents that I Curnelus Barnson inhabetant of Jamaica 
in ye North Rydinge of New Yorkshire upon Longe 
Island doe give unto John Ludlam of Jamaica in ye 
Rydinge aforsaid by way of exchainge five acers of new 
land lyinge in ye woods within ye boundes of Jamaica 
aforsaid nott yett taken upe for & in consideration of 
five acers of land exchainged by ye sd John w*^ me as 
appereth by a deed of exchainge bearringe datte w*'' 



276 Records of the Town of 

this I say I the sd Curneallus Barnson have for my self 
my heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes giveen 
by exchainge to ye said John his heires exceketors ad- 
minestrators or assignes ye sd five acers of land abovesd 
to have & to hould for ever & ye sd John hath full power 
to take up ye sd land any wher in ye boundes of this 
Towne aforsaid nott hinderinge or breking ye Townes 
ordor to ye trew performance of ye premises above men- 
tioned I ye said Corneallus doe bind my self as abovesd 
by setting to my hand ye day & yeare above written 
Testes Curnelus X Barnson 

Thomas Okley his marke 

Sam Ruscoe 

A trew coppy pr 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clarke 

An account of whatt is paid to Elliszabeth 

P. S. P. 

Reseived 04—10—00 

X one oxe 06—00—00 

X to 2 cowes 08—10-00 

X one woUen blankett 00-10-00 

X by pewter reseived 01 — 10 — 11 



21—00—11 



A trew coppy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Page IfSIf. 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume George Wollsey Junor and John Ludlam boath 
belonging to Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of 
Nassaw sendeth greettinge now know yea that wee the 
abovesd George Wollsey and John Ludlam have made a 
mutuall exchainge of sume upland lyinge & beinge in 
Jamaica as followeth Imprimis that I the abovesd George 



Jamaica, Long Island 277 

Wollsey have for me my heires exceketors & admines- 
trators giveen granted covenanted releassed quitte claimed 
exchainged & for ever made over unto ye abovesd John 
Ludlam his heirs excecutors adminestrators & assignes 
all my right & devition in ye hill devition being a fiveten 
acer right with all the prevelidges profits & benifitts 
therunto belonginge with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standinge & lyinge beinge upon ye same and in 
consideration therof I the abovesd John Ludlam doe 
acknowledg to have from me my heirs exceketors & ad- 
minesstrators given granted covenanted releast quitte 
claimd exchainged & for ever made over unto ye abovesd 
George Wollsey his heirs excekts & adminestrators & 
assignes a certain pece of upland lyinge in ye boundes of 
Jamaica abovesd beinge on ye east side of ye Plaine Run 
beinge the half of a fiveten acer lott as it lyes begining 
at from ye midle of sd lott to ye west end therof joyninge 
to ye south sid of Ben j amine Goes lott & bounded on 
ye south sid by John Everitt w*^ all prevelidges & benifits 
therunto belonginge we say that we ye abovesd George 
Wolsey & John Ludlam have fully & absolutly exchainged 
each to ue other the above specifyed peces of land as 
they ly & are exsprest w*** their & evry of their appur- 
tenances to have & to hould for ever & ye sam shall & 
will warrent & for ever defend against any claime ore 
demand from any person or persons what ever w**" a 
warrente to defend ye same against any intrest proporty 
claime ore demand each from ye other or heirs excecutors 
for ever in confirmation wherof we ye parties above named 
enterchangbly set to our hands & seals this fourtenth 
day of Janry in ye eaight yeare of His Majsts. & in ye 
yeare of our Lord one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & 
and sixe 



Signed seald & dellivered 


George Wollsey 


in presence of 


John Ludlam 


Waitt Smith 




Samll Ruscoe 


A trew coppy pr 




Sam Ruscoe 




Clark 



278 Records of the Town of 

Page ^65 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
come Derrick Pollsen of Jamaica in Queens County send- 
eth greetting Know yea that I ye abovesd Derrick 
Pollsen w**" Sarah my wiffe for severall good reasons 
& casses us & either of us therunto moveing but more 
easspeatily for a vallewable sume of moneys in hand paid 
& secured to be paid by Stophell Romain of Gravesend 
in Kinges County the reseipt wherof we doe herby ack- 
nowledg & own to be therwith contented sattisfyed & 
paid have giveen granted covenanted allinated releassed 
quitt claimed enfeofed made over & sould & by thes 
presents doe acknowledge to have from us our heires 
exceketors & adminestrators & assignes giveen granted 
covenanted allined releassed quitt claimed enfeoft made 
over and sould unto ye abovesd Stophell Romain his 
heires exceketors & adminestrators all my accomada- 
tions lyinge & beinge within ye boundes of Jamaica aforsd 
viz forty acers of land lyinge & beinge eastward of ye 
Towne under ye hilles being forty acers as aforsd more or 
less runing from ye high way northward parrellell with 
ye rest of ye naybors and otherwiss bounded as it lyeth 
within the fence together with all fencing timbers trees 
orchyards gardens howesings barnes closses prevelidges 
prophitts & benifitts therunto belonging with five acers 
of meadow more or less as it wass laid out at ye further 
East Neck buting estwards by the end of the other lotts 
and west runing to the end of the island joyning to ye 
said meadow together with all ye rest of my out lands 
belonging to my accomadations abovesd excepting seven 
acers & a half lying betwen ye Little Plain Rune & Free- 
mans path joyning to Nath Denton as allsoe my share of 
ye little lotts lying at ye further East Neck aforsd I say 
that I the abovesd Derrick Pollsen with Sarah my wiffe 
have as abovesd sould as abovesd unto ye abovesd Stoph- 
ell Romaine his heires exceketors adminestrators & as- 
signes all ye abovesd forty acers with all howesing gar- 
dens orchyards fencings with five, acers of meadow lying 
as aforsd with all ye rest of my out lands seven acers & 



Jamaica, Long Island 279 

a halfe only excepted as abovesd to have and to hould to 
him ye sd Stophell his heires & assignes for ever ye same 
to be & remain to ye only proper use benifitt & behofe of 
him ye sd Stophell & his heires for ever ye same & all & 
every partt & parcell therof to ockepy posses & in joy 
free without lett fraud or hindrance or mollestation from 
any person or persons what ever & ye same shall & will 
for ever warrent & defend against all formor salles givfts 
morgages or intangellments what ever with a warrente 
to defend ye same against any claim intrest property or 
demand either from me my heires exceketors & assignes 
for ever in confirmation wherof I the sd Derrick Pollsen 
with Sarah my wiffe doe bind our selves our heires exceke- 
tors & assignes by setting to our hands & sealls this 
twenty seventh day of Febrauary in ye fourth yeare of 
ye reigne of Their Majest. & in ye yeare of our Lord 
Christ 1692/3 

Signed sealld & dellivered Derrick X Pollsen O 
in presence of Sarah Powlsen O 

John Stewartt 

Samuell Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye origonall 

pr Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 4^6 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Daniell Whitthead and William Creed boath of 
Jamaica in Queens County sendeth greetting Know 
yea that we ye abovesd Daniell Whithead & William 
Creed for severall good considerations & casses us & each 
of us therunto moveing but more easspeatially for a 
vallewable sume of moneys to us in hand payd & secured 
to be payd by Moses Pettitt of Newtowne in ye County 
aforsaid ye reseipt wherof we doe herby owne and ack- 
nowledg to be their with contented sattisfyed & paid 
have given granted covenanted allinatted released quitte 
claimed enfeofed made over & sould & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from us our heires exceketors 
& assigns sould a sartain parcell or pece of upland lying 
& being at ye south being comonly called an island lying 



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within Newtown meadows w*^ all the upland lying w*^ 
in ye fence belonging to ye sd necke only reserving liberty 
for Newtown men to have waies to their meadowes & 
stoffe to fence their meadowes we say that we ye abovesd 
Daniell Whithead and William Creed haves as aforsaid 
sould as abovesd ye aforsd island lyinge within ye meadow 
belonging to Newtown aforsd w*^ what land lyeth within 
ye fence ye aforsd waies & fencing stuffe only excepted 
unto ye aforsd Moses Pettet his heires exceketors & 
assignes the same to have and to houlde ockepy posses 
and injoye free without leat fraud or hindrance or mol- 
lestation & ye same shall & will for ever warrant & 
defend against any formor salles givfts morgages or claim 
from any person or persons from by or under us ore our 
ordor with a warrantee to defend ye same against any 
intrest property claim or demand from us our heires 
exceketors & assignes for ever in confirmation of all & 
every ye above mentioned premises we the said Daniell 
Whithead and William Creed have sett to our hands & 
sealles this twenty first day of Janry in ye fourth year 
of the reigne of Their Majsts William & Mary &c. & 
in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundreed 
ninty two & three this deed of salle comprehends all ye 
land bought by Daniell W'hithead & William Creed 
within ye fence of ye sd necke or island 
Signed sealled & dellivered Daniell W^hitthead O 
in presence of William Creed O 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye origonell 

John X Dusenberg deed of salle entered & exam- 

his marke ined pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page J^67 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Barnard Cattling bellonging to Jamaica in Queens 
County sendeth greetting Know yea that I Barnard 
Cattlinge with Sarah my wiffe for severall good con- 
siderations & casses us therunto moveing but more 
easspeatially for a vallewable sume to us in hand payd 
allredy by William Wetherby now residing att Fosters 



Jamaica, Long Island 281 

Meadow within ye County abovesd ye reaseipt wherof I 
doe herby acknowledg & therwith to rest contented satis- 
fyed & paid have given granted covenanted alHnatted 
released enfeoffed bargined & sould & by thes presents 
doe fully & absoluttly from us our heires exceketorS & 
assignes give grant covenant allin relleas enfeof make 
over sell & confirme unto ye abovesd William Wetherbee 
his heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes a cer- 
tain parcell or trackt of upland lying & beinge within 
ye boundes of Jamaica aforsd sittuatt east of ye Littell 
Paines in ye east devition being the first lott in that 
devetion & being bounded on ye south by Mr. Daniell 
Whitthed containing fiveten acers more or less as it 
was laj^d out by ye surveyors being that parcell of land 
that we had of Thomas Wellinge we say that I the 
abovesd Barnard Cattling with Sarah my wiffe have as 
abovesd sould as abovesd ye said fiveten acers of upland 
as it is above exsprest & bounded together with howesings 
fenceings timbers trees standing or lying being upon 
or any waies appertaining to ye same as allsoe with all 
& singuler ye prevelidges prophitts benifitts improve- 
ments that doe or shall belong any wais to any partt of 
ye premises abovesd & we doe by thes presents acknowledg 
ye abovesd William to be in ye trew & lawfull possestion 
of ye premises haveing dellivered ye same with all & 
every their appurtenances unto ye abovesd William 
his heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes ye same 
to have and to houlde ockepy posses & injoy as his & 
their ffree right & lands of inherretance for ever & the 
same with all & every partt & parcell therof to be & 
remain to ye only proper use benifitt & behoffe of him 
ye sd William his heires exceketors adminestrators & 
assignes without leatt fraud or hindrance or mollestation 
either from us or any other person or persons whatsoe- 
ever from by or under us or our order or any other pre- 
tence what ever forraine invation invation excepted & 
I the sd Barnard with Sarrah my wiffe doath ingage this 
our sale good in law ffree & freely to be cleared from all 
formor salles givfts morgages leasses dowerys or any 



282 Records of the Town of 

other intangellments what so ever with a warrentee to 
defend ye same against any claim property or intrest 
from us ye sd Barnard & Sarah our heirs exeeketors 
adminestrators & assignes for ever to ye trew performance 
of all & singuler ye abovesd premises I the abovesd 
Barnard Cattling with Sarah my wiffe have bound our 
selves as abovesd by subscribing our names & setting 
to our sealls this twenty fivft day of July in ye fourth 
year of Their Majesties reignes & in ye yere of our Lord 
Christ 1692 

Signed sealld & dellivered Bernard X Cattling O 
in presence of his mark 

Samll Ruscoe Sarah X Cattling O 

Eaphreiam Goulden her mark 

A trew coppy of ye orrigonall deed entered & exam- 
ined pr me Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page Ji-68 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume I William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County send- 
eth greetting Know yea that I the abovesd William 
Creed for severall good reasons considerations & casses 
with Sarah my wiffe us therunto moveinge but more 
esspeatially for a vallewable sume of money to me in 
hand paid by Samuell Deine of ye same Towne and 
County ye reseipt wherof we doe herby owne and ack- 
nowled to be therwith contented sattisfyed & payd 
have given granted covenanted allinated bargined en- 
feofed made over & sould unto ye abovesd Samuell 
Dein his heires exeeketors & assignes a sartain pece or 
parcell of land being bounded as followeth viz by a whitte 
oake tree on ye south west cornor & on ye south east 
cornor by a wallnutte tree & soe runinge north ward to 
ye ould cross fence belonging to Samuell Smith which 
sd pece of land was bought from ye sd Samuell Smith all 
which sd pece or parcell of land as it is above butted 
and bounded I the abovesd William Creed have as 
aforsd sould as abovesd unto ye aforsd Samuell Deine 



Jamaica, Long Island 283 

his heires exceketors and assignes ye same & all and 
every partt & parcel therof to have and to hould for ever 
& ye same to be & remaine to ye only proper use benifitt 
& behoufe of him ye sd Samuell Dein his heires & assignes 
for ever to ockepy posses & in joy as his & their own free 
right & land of inheretance & ye same shall & will for 
ever warrant & defend against all fornior salles givfts 
morgages or any other entanglements what ever & ye 
same warrant & defend against any claim or claims 
from any person or persons whatever with a warrentee 
to defend ye same against any property intrest claim or 
demand whatever in confirmation wherof I the abovesd 
William Creed with Sarrah my wiffe doe bind ourselves 
& our heires exceketors & assignes for ever by setting 
to our hands & fixeing our sealls this twenty first day of 
Janry in ye fourth year of Their Majesties reignes & in 
ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred 
ninty two & three Will Creed O 

Signed sealled & dellivered 
in presence of 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

Marcy X Ruscoe deed examined & entered pr 

her marke me Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

January ye 21h 1692/3 then appered befor me Daniell 
Whithead one of Their Majesties Justices of ye Peace for 
Queens County ye within named William Creed & ack- 
nowledged this within convaiance to be his ackt & deed 

Danll Whitthead 

Page 1^69 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
Samuell Deine of Jamaica Sean^ in Queens County send- 
eth gretting Know yea tht I the abovesd Samuell Deine 
for severall good reasons & casses me therunto moveing 
but more esspeatially for the natuerall respects & fatherly 
love that I doe beare unto my sone John Deine belonging 
to ye same Towne & County have given granted releassed 



284 Records of the Town of 

quitt claimed enfeoft made over & confirmed and doe 
herby thes presents acknowledg to have from me my 
heires exceketors and assignes giveen granted released 
quit claimed covenanted allinatted enfeofed mad over 
& confirmed unto my abovesd sone John Deine his heires 
exceket"^^ and assignes a sartain parcell of upland con- 
taining thirty acers more or less sittuat lyinge & being 
within ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd and is bounded & 
butted as followeth viz one partt therof butteinge north 
by the north by ye road or high way from Jamaica to 
New York and bounded east by ye land of Samuell Dein 
Junor & south by ye said Samuell Dein & west by Dow 
Jonson & ye other part butting south by ye aforsaid 
road & north by the hilles west by ye above Dowe Jon- 
son & east by ye land of the abovesd Samuell Dein Juner 
all which parcell of land as it is above butted & bounded 
containing as aforsd thirty acers more or less I the 
abovesd Samuell Deine. Seanor. have as abovesd fully 
& frely giveen & wholly bequeaved unto my abovesd 
sone John Dein with all prevelidges appurtenances 
buldings orchyards gardens timbers trees standing or 
lying with all fencing belonging therunto & all & singuler 
ye improvements made upon ye same to him the said 
John Deine his heires exceketors & assignes to have and 
to hould for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye abovesd 
John Dein his heires exceketors & assignes for ever 
without lett fraud or hindrance or mollestation & doe 
warrant & shall for ever defend this my gift free & freely 
discharged from any formor sale gift morgages leasses 
doweryes joynters or any other entangellment and shall 
& will ye same for ever defend against any just claim 
or claimes from any person or persons laying any just 
claim therto with a warrantee to defend ye same clere 
& free from any proprty intrest claim or demand from me 
my heires exceketors & assignes for ever acknowledging 
him my sd sone to be in ye trew & lawfull posestion of ye 
same in wittnes wherunto I the abovesd Samuell Deine 
doe bind my self my heires exceketors & assignes firmly 
by subscribing my name & setting to my seall this 



Jamaica, Long Island 285 

fourtenth day of December in ye fourth yeare of Their 
Majesties reignes & in ye yeare of our Lord one thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty & two 

Page If70 
Memorandam farther before signeing & sealHng that 
I the abovesd Samuell Dein doe as firmly as above 
mentioned grant give allinat confirme & make over unto 
ye said sone of mine namely John Deine his heirs exceke- 
tors & assignes a sartain devetion right of boggy or has- 
sekey meadow lying & being at ye east side ye hawtree 
island and joyning to ye meadow formorly Robertt Goes 
I say that I doe freely as abovesd give the sd right or 
devition to my sd sone John Deine to have and to hould 
for ever Samuell Dein O 

Signed sealled & dellivered 
in presence of 

John Man A trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

Samll Ruscoe enterd & examined pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

June the ninth 1696 wheras I Moses Pettet of Newtown 
did formorly purchas a tract of land comonly called or 
known by the name of Seller or Longe Neck of Daniell 
Whitthead & William Creed which bargine ore salle I the 
abovesd Pettett doe declare to be nulle & void and desier 
that this may be entered upon the Towne boock of 
Jamaica to signify the same I haveinge neaver paid any 
thinge in consideration therefore that this is my act & 
deed I signify by settinge to my hand & seall 
Signed & seald Moses Pettet 

in presence of 

Robertt Ffield A trew coppy pr 

Pheabe Field Samll Ruscoe 

Page 1^71 
Jemaicia ye 18th of January Anno. Dom: 1683 
Wheras as ther hath been & is a treaty of marriage 
held between me Richard Jones batchaller & Jane Ffoster 



286 Records of the Town of 

ye widdow of Henery Ff oster deceased ; these may certifie 
any whome it may concerne that before any thing of 
y* nature be concluded or consumated between them 
this agreement or jointars was made & confirmed as 
followeth viz: The above said Henery Ff oster deceised 
having before his death by a written will & testament 
gi^^en & bequeathed unto each of his children surviving 
& then in being a certaine dowry legacy or portion out of 
his estate to be paid truly & faithfully unto each of them 
respectively when they should com of age therfore &c. 
I the said Richard Jones above said (in case I shall mary 
with the widow of ye said Ffoster) have engaged & doe 
by vertue of these presents binde & engage my selfe 
heirs executors or administrators to performe & fulfill 
the said will & testament to all intents & purposes of 
the testator & that if either of ye children now living 
should hapen to dye before it cometh of age to receive 
its proper dowry then ye proportion willed to it shall be 
made good unto & equally divided among ye surviving 
children of ye said Ffoster — morover wheras ye said 
Henery Ffoster deceased hath ordained & constituted 
and apointed his surviving widdow Jane Ffoster sol 
executor of his will & testament investing her with a 
considerable estate as hur own proper right besides 
what improvement of ye wholl estate of hur husband 
deceased for ye supporting & comfort of ye ffamilly & 
children untell they shall com of age respectively or other- 
wise as exsprest in ye said will of Henry Ffoster deceased 
I the said Richard Jones in case I shall marry with the 
said Jane Ffoster & enter possesion of ye estate left with 
her & comited to her) I Richard Jones doe upon sundry 
serious considerations ffrelly consent & promise unto her 
(as these presents tetifie that she shall have ffull power & 
liberty without any controlment from me or mine any 
way to dispose of twenty pounds of ye estate which is 
now her proper estate as she should think meet & as ye 
Lord shall direct her in case she should dye before ye 
said Richard Jones more over ye said Jane Ffoster shall 
have full power & liberty to dispose of her whole share 



Jamaica, Long Island 287 

& right Jn ye south beach which her fformer husband 
purchased of Mr. John Richbill I say to dispose of it 
when either of us shall dye as she pleaseth without in- 
terruption by me or mine at any time — morover it is 
intented & by mutuall consent determined & concluded 
that in case ye said marriage shall be consumated be- 
tween ye said Richard & Jane that then the said twenty 
pounds & beach right afore mentioned shall not be any 
part of her dowry or any way deprive or abridge her of 
a conjucall reall & legall right in ye estate of ye said 
Richard in case she should survive her husband and in 
confirmation herof we have mutually subscribed the 
day & date above written 

Signed & subscribed Rich : Jones 

in ye presens of us Jane X Foster 

John Prudden her mark 

Joseph Thirstun 

A true coppye out ye origenall by me 

Edward Hare 

Clarck 

Edward Hare Sen^ was borne ye twenteth nienth 
day of December in ye night between aleaven and 
twelve oclock being ye second day of ye week. 

Anno. Dbmmina. (1690) 

Page 472 
Theese presents testiffy that William Creed of Jemaica 
in ye Queens County hath made an exchange off land 
with his ffather in law Thomas Wiggins Senr off ye sd 
Town & County as ffolloweth The sd William Creed 
is to have by this exchange the sd Thomas Wiggins his 
lot that lyeth westward next adjoyning to ye sd William 
Creeds land w* all ye ffencing & improvements priveledge 
& appurtenances thereupon or thereunto belonging ffor 
him & his heires ffor ever & the sd Thomas Wiggins in 
consideration off ye sd lot is to have fforty acres off land 
which lies as ffolloweth (viz) Ten ajcres lying at ye south- 



288 Records of the Town of 

end off ye Litle Plains the other thirty lies over ye boggs 
southward off ye Town which was fformerly John Everets 
which sd fforty acres off land ye sd Thomas Wiggins is 
to have & to hold ffor him selff his heires & assignes ffor 
ever as witness our hands this ffirst off March Annoq 
Domini 1688/7 

Subscribed beffore William Creed 

Dan'> Denton Josiah x Wiggins 

Clark his mark 

by order ffrom his ffather 

Sould by me Gideon Alline a sartaine horse to Sarah 
Godfreey blake mare on of above collr marked with a nick 
— the nere sid of the nere eare I the sd God Gideon Alline 
doath acknowledge as wittnes my hand this third day 
of January Annoq Domini 1699 
Testes Gideon X Alline 

IszAK Graye his marke 

Joseph Sutton A trew coppy entered pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 473 
A rate made for ye satisffying ye west purchase which 

was payd by by Mr. Coe by order ffrom ye Town to bee 

payd after wheat at 5" 8^ ye bushell 

W/ Mr. Robert Coe 1—10— 9 

Acres Ben. Coe 1—02— 2 

Tho Benedick Senr 1—02— 2 

Edward Rouse 1—02— 2 

Anthony Waters . . . : 1—02— 2 

John Ouldffield 1—02— 2 

Andrew Mesenger 1 — 02 — 2 

Sam'i Mathews 1—02— 2 

Ralph Keeler 1—02— 2 

Joseph Smith 1—02— 2 

Rich: Everet 1—02— 2 

Henry Townsend 1 — 

A mistake hee payd none 



Jamaica, Long Island 289 

Mr. Sticklan 1—2—2 

John Rodes 1 — 2 — 2 

Nath Denton /. . . . 1 — 2— 2 

George Mills 1—2—2 

Abraham Smith 1 — 2 — 2 

15/ Danll Denton 1—2—2 

Acres Tho. Ffoster 0—17—1 

William Foster 0—17—1 

John Baylys 0—17—1 

Morace Smith 0—17—1 

Samll Smith 0—17—1 

Tho. Wiggins 0—17—1 

Luke Watson 0—17—1 

Mr. Walker 0—17—1 

Henry Whitny 0—17—1 

Samll Dean 0—17—1 

Old Goodm. Smith 0—17—1 

10/ Ffrancis Ffinch. 0—13— 8 

Acres Samll Mills 0—13— 8 

Will Brinkly 0—13— 8 

John Hindes 0—13— 8 

George Cummins — 13— 8 

John Skidmore 0—13— 8 

Nehemiah Smith 0—13— 8 

Tho Benedik 0—13— 8 

Ben. Davis 0—13— 8 

Ffulk Davis 0—13— 8 

Rodger Lynas 0—13— 8 

Joseph Thurston — 13 — 8 

John Bayly. Junr 0—13— 8 

Tho. Smith 0—13— 8 

5/ Rich. Darling 0—9—5 

Acres Zackary Mills 0— 9— 5 

Alexander Smith — 9 — 5 

Henry Ffoster paid his part Anno 1681 wch was 

This rate was made by order ffrom ye Town by Tho. 
Benedik Anthony Waters & Danll Denton 



290 Records of the Town of 

A true coppy taken out of ye old booke by 

Danll Denton 

Clark 
Page J^Uf. 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume I Ellias Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Elias 
Bayles w**' Sarah my wife for severall good reasons & 
eases us & each of us therunto moveing but more eass- 
peatilly for a vallewable sattisfaction to us in hand paid 
by Cap*" Thomas Okley of Jamaica abovesd which sd 
sattisfaction was made & paid to Justice Richard Smith 
of Smithfield beinge sixty poundes beinge upon account 
of a bond past by mee ye above said Ellias Bayles to ye 
said Smith and I the abovesaid Ellias Bayles with Sarah 
my wife doe own to have reseaived the abovesd sattis- 
faction & doe by thes presents give grant covenant 
allinat enfeof quitte claimd releas make over & sell & 
by thes presents doe acknowledge to have from us our 
heires exceketors & adminestrators giveen granted cove- 
nanted released quitte claimed enfeofed made over and 
sould unto the abovesd Cap*° Thomas Okley his heires 
exceketors & adminesstrators & assignes my now dwelling 
hous & homesteed sittuatte in Jamaica beinge bounded 
upon ye front by ye streett & north by the comons west 
by Thomas Wiggens & east by Joseph Smith together 
with all gardens orchards trees frutt trees fencings & 
improvements benifitts & injoyments that are & shall 
belong to the same I say that I the above said Ellias 
Bayles w*^ Sarah my wife have as abovesd sould as above- 
sd unto ye abovesd Cap*" Thomas Okley all the abovesd 
howeses homlott orchyard gardens & fences & to have & 
to hould for ever and the same to be & remain to ye only 
propor use benifitt & behouf of him ye abovesd Cap*" 
Okley his heirs & assignes for ever free & clerly discharged 
of & from all formor salles givftes morgages what ever 
and all other intanglements about the same & ye same 
shall & will by thes presents for ever defend any claim or 
claimes from any person or persons what ever with a 



Jamaica, Long Island 291 

warente to defend ye same against any intrest property 
claim or demaijd from me ye sd Ellias Bayles & Sarah 
my wife our heirs excecutors & adminestrators for ever 
in confirmation wherof we sett to our handes & sealls 
this fourth day of June in ye eaight yere of His Majs. 
reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 1696 

Memorandam & be it known by thes presents that ther 
is to be in this bargin of salle thre acers of priveledge 
from the datte herof 

Signed sealled & dellivered Elias Bayles O 

in presence of Sarah X Bayles O 

Will Piny her mark 

Sam Ruscoe 

June ye ninth 1696 then apered before me Daniell 
Whitthead one of His Majesties Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County ye abovesd ElHas Bayles and acknowl- 
edged ye above ded to be his own fre & vollontary act & 
deed Dan Whitthead 

A trew copy pr me 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page ^75 
Theese presents testiffy y* I Daniell Denton Senr. off 
Jemaica in Queens County for & in good consideration 
mee thereunto moving & more especially for & in con- 
sideration off full satisffaction alreddy received have 
given granted alienated bargained sold & made over & 
by theese presents doe ffully ffirmly & absolutely give 
grant alienate bargain sell & make over ffrom mee my 
heires excecutors administrators & assignes unto Ben- 
jamin Jones off ye sd Town & County his heires & as- 
signes thirty ffive acres off land more or less lying w* in 
ye boimds off Jamaica afforesd twenty ffive acres off 
which land ye sd Daniell Denton had layd out to him by 
vertue off a grant ffrom ye Town the other ten acres off 
land ye sd Daniell Denton purchast ffrom Abell Gale 
off ye sd Town & County all which land lieth adjoyning 



292 Records of the Town of 

together on ye west side oflP ye Litle Plains & on ye south 
side off ye old path y* goes to ye Litle Plains being 
bounded on ye north partly with Jonathan Woods land 
& part off it running eastward off Jonathan Woods 
land to ye common & bounded on ye east w* Richard 
Rodes on ye south w* ye old path beffore mentioned: 
all which sd thirty five acres off land together w* ye 
timber & appurtenances thereunto belonging as alsoe 
the house now set up which is to bee finishd by Daniell 
Denton Junior as alsoe a well w"^ deed & condition for 
ye building off ye house is alreddy assignd & made over 
unto ye sd Benjamin Jones all which land aforesd to- 
gether w* ye house w* ye timber improvements & ap- 
purtenances ye sd Benjamin Jones is to have hold possess 
& enjoy ffor ever ffor himself his heires executors ad- 
ministrators & assignes ffree ffrom all sutes sales lets 
morgages fforffeits or incumbrances whatsoever as also 
ffrom all claim or claims ffrom any persons claiming 
any interest in ye sd land that this is my act & deed I 
testiffy by setting too my hand & scale this 13th off 
September Annoq Domini 1686 Danll Denton O 
Signed seald & delivered 
in ye presence off us 

Edward Higbee Acknowledged before mee ye 

Nathaniell Denton 15th off September 86 

Daniell Whitehead 

Hannah ye wiffe off Dan'' Denton doth ffreely assent 
to ye sale above mentioned 

Witness Hanah X Denton 

John X Oldfield her mark 

John Oldffield Junr A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Page ^76 

Theese presents testify y* I Daniell Denton Senr of 

Jemaica upon Long Island in Queens County for good 

consideration mee thereunto moving & more especially 

for a valuable consideration in hand payd or secured 



Jamaica, Long Island 293 

to bee payd by John Oldffield Junior off Jemaica aforesd 
have given granted sold aHened enffeoffed & confirmed 
& by theese presents doe ffully firmly & absolutely give 
grant sell alien enffeoffe and confirme unto John Old- 
ffield aforesd his heires or assignes my house & land ad- 
joy ning to it that I bought of Benjamin Jones off ye 
sd place being bounded on ye east w* ye highway on 
ye south w* John Oldffields land on ye west w* John 
Heines his land & on ye north with ye land of Benjamin 
Coe & ye widdow Messenger which sd house & land con- 
taining eight acres more or less w*^ ye orchard trees fences 
improvements & appurtenances on or upon ye sd land 
ye sd Daniell Denton hath sold aliened & made over 
from himselff his heires executors administrators & as- 
signes ffor him or them to have & to hold as his & their 
proper right for ever and ye sd Daniell Denton for him- 
selff his heires or assighnes or from any person or persons 
by from or under them or either off them or upon any 
pretence whatsoever claiming any interest to ye sd land 
shall & will warrant & for ever by theese presents de- 
fend that this is my act & deed I testiffy by setting too 
my hand & scale this twelvth day off August Annoq 
Domini 1688 and in ye fourth year off ye raigne of our 
Soveraigne Lord James ye Second by ye grace of God of 
England Scotland Ffrance & Ireland King Defender 
off ye Ffaith &c.: The sd Daniell Denton doth engage 
free ye afforesd house & land ffrom all morgages sutes 
sales or incumbrances whatsoever as witness my hand & 
scale ye day & year aforesd 

Signed seald & delivered Danll Denton Senr 

beffore us Hannah X Denton 

Da\ id X Whitehead her mark 

his mark 
Wait Smith 

Whereas it is sd y* ye sd land is bounded on ye south 
w* John Oldffields land it is to be understood y* part of 
it y* extending ffarther y" Johns land & to John Heines 
is bounded by ye highway Danll. Denton 



294 Records of the Town of 

Appeard beffore mee this flSrst off November 1688 
Daniell Denton & Hannah his wiffe & did acknowledge 
this w* in written deed off sale to bee there act & deed 

John Townsend 

Justice off ye Peace 
{from 477) 
In confirmation wherof we doe sett to our handes 
and sealls this sixth day of July in ye 10 yeare of His 
Majsts reigne and in ye year of our Lord Christ 1698 
Signed seald & dellivered Samuell X Mills O 
in presence of his mark 

Joseph X Ludlam Seuzanah X Mills O 

his mk her mark 

Samll Ruscoe 

A trew copy pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 477 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Mills belongeinge to Jamaica in Queens 
County one Longe Island alles Nassaw Seanor sendeth 
greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Samuell Milles 
w*** Sewzanah my wiffe for severall good resons and 
casses us & each of us therunto moveinge as allsoe for 
the greatt love & naturall effectione we doe beare unto 
our sone John Milles of the afforsd Towne Island and 
County but more easspeatily for a sartain sattisfaction 
to us in hand paid by him the sd John Milles ye receipt 
wherof wee doe herby owne and acknowledge oure selves 
to be therwith ffully and absolutly contented sattisfyed 
and paid and therof and therfrom doe for ever exonoratt 
acquitte & discharge him ye sd John Mills his heires 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes of & from any 
further claim ore demand for any part ore parcell therof 
have giveen granted covenanted allinated releast quitte 
claimed made over & confirmed and by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from us our heires excecutors 
& adminesstrators fully & absolutly giveen granted 
covenanted allinated releast quitt claimd enfeofed made 



Jamaica, Long Island 295 

over & for ever confirmed unto our sd sone John Milles 
his heires excecutors adminesstrators & assignes all that 
a sartaine pece ore parcell of upland sittuatt lyinge and 
beinge within the boundes & limittes of Jamaica aforsd 
containinge fiveten acers more ore less as it wass layd out 
& is bounded as followeth viz on the north and south with 
ye high wayes & west by the land of Able Galle & east 
part by the sd Able & part by Joseph Smith together 
with all buldinges fencings gardens orchyardes prev- 
eledges profites & benifites & improvements theron 
made had or in any waies to the same belongeinge or 
appertaininge as allsoe one pece of upland allsoe be- 
longeinge to ye boundes of Jamaica lyinge in the hilles 
arrissing and accrewinge from a ten acer right of meadow 
be it more ore less accordinge to the conssessions of ye 
Towne with all timbers trees woodes under woodes 
standinge ore lyinge & all other rights & prevelidges 
therunto belongeinge as allsoe one pece ore parcell of 
meadowe lyinge and beinge att a place called ye Longe 
Neck containinge the half of a ten acer lott eaquolly 
to be devided for quantety & quallety I say that all ye 
sd fiveten acers of upland as it is above bounded & ex- 
sprest as allsoe the right in ye hiles with ye half of the 
ten acers of meadow w*'^ their & every of their prev- 
elidgees and appurtenances I ye sd Samuell Milles with 
Suzanah my wife have as aforsd fully & absoelutly giveen 
granted & made over as aforsd to my sd sone John the 
same to have & to hold ockepy posses and injoy for ever 
all free & clerly discharged of & from all formor sales 
givftes dowers joynters leasses or any other entangle- 
ments what ever warrenting the same good in law against 
all claim ore claimes from any person ore persons what 
ever with a warrentee to defend ye same against any 
claim ore demand from me my heires ore assignes for ever 

(see A76) 

Page J^7S 
To all Xtian people to whom theese presents shall 
come I Elder Lucas off Jemaica in Queens County send 



296 Records of the Town of 

greeting Know yee that I Elder Lucas aforesd for & 
in consideration of ffull satisfFaction alreddy in hand 
payd by Garret Claiison of ye sd Town & County have 
given granted aliened sold enfeoffed & confirmed & by 
theese presents doe give grant alien sell enfeoffe & con- 
firm unto ye sd Garret Clauson his heires executors ad- 
ministrators & assignes a parcell of upland containing 
fiveteen acres lying & being in ye bounds off Jemaica 
afforesd and bounded on ye east w* Garret Clausons 
land & on ye north by ye rode y* leads to York & on ye 
west & south w* ye land of Theodorus Polehelmus w"^ 
sd fiveteen acres off land as above bounded & exprest 
w* all my right title & interest w* all priveledge profiits 
& improvements upon or any wayes belonging to ye sd 
land I ye sd Elder Lucas doe for mee my heires excecutors 
administrator or assignes sell alien & make over unto 
ye sd Garret Clauson ffor himself ye sd Garet Clauson 
his heires or assighnes to have & to hold ffor ever for 
his & there proper right & behooffe and doe maintain 
this my sale good in law & ffrom any person or persons 
by ffrom or under mee or upon any pretence whatever 
claiming any interest to ye sd land shall & will warrant 
& maintain ye same as witnesse my hand & scale this 
fourth day off March Annoq Domini 1686/7 and in ye 
second year off ye raigne off our Soveraign Lord James 
ye Second by ye grace off God off England Scotland 
Ffrance & Ireland King Defender off ye Ffaith &c. 
Signd seald & delivered Elder X Lucas O 

before us his mark 

Danll Denton Stutice Lucas O 

Ralph Hunt 

A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Cler 
Page ^79 
Jamaica Richard Alleston aelles Ellesson of 

Queens County Newtown in Quens County doath enter 
a claime to ye eastatt of Thomas Case dessesed & doe 
therby crave of ye honored Court that the will of sd 



Jamaica, Long Island 297 

Thomas Casse may nott pass under a probatt and doe 
herby enter a cavett against any probatt of sd will & 
that for as much as on ye fourth day of Novembr sd 
Casse by instrement under his hand & seall datted ye 
4th day of November 1690 did convey to ye sd Richard 
Alleson most partt of the land he was possest of being 
fifty acers & for that a cavett in law is entered June ye 
15 1692 

A trew coppy examnd & enterd pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
come sendeth grettinge I Able Galle inhabetant of 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of NewYorke 
Know yea that I ye sd Able Galle for a vallewable con- 
sideration in hand paid ore secured to be by Benjamin 
Thirston of the sd Towne & County & Province have 
given granted allinated sold enfeoft & confirmed & by 
thes presents doe fully firmly & absolutly give grant 
bargine sell allien enfeof & confirm unto the said Ben- 
j amine Thirston his heires excets adminesstrators ore 
assigns a lotment of land as it was laid out to ninten acers 
and quortor of meadow frontinge upon the Little Plaine 
rune & northward by Nehemiah Smith eastward parrellell 
with the other lottes & south as it is layd out by the 
surveiors with all wood standing theron with all the 
appurtenances therunto belongeinge from me my heires 
excecutors & assigns to ye sd B en j amine Thirston his 
heirs excets adminesstrators ore assigns to have and 
to hold for ever & I the sd Able Galle for me my heires 
and assigns doe engage to warrent and make good this 
my deed and bill of salle in law against any person ore 
persons that shall lay any just claime to any part ore 
parcell of ye aforsaid land to defend and maintain the 
sd Benjamin Thirston & heires against any whatsoever 
to ye trew performance of this bill of salle I the abovesd 
Abell Gall doe sett to my hand and fixe my seall this 



298 Records of the Town of 

thirty-day of Aprill one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & 
sixe years befor thes wittneses Able X Galle 

Signed seald and dellivered his mark 

in presence of 
Jane ' X Hare 

hur marke A trew coppy of the origonall pr 

Andrew Allexander Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 480 
Theese presents testiiie y* wee Danll Whitehead & John 
& Saniuell Dean all off Jemaica in Queens County have 
bargained & exchanged & by theese presents doe bargain 
& exchange a parcell of land as ifoUoweth (viz) the sd 
Daniell Whitehead doth by theese presents exchange 
alienate & make over ffrom himselff his heires & assignes 
twenty acres off land which was fformerly layd out to 
George Woolsy Junr. lying on ye west side off George 
Woolsys Senr land unto John Dean & Samuell Dean 
above mentioned ffor them their heires & assignes to 
have & to hold possess & enjoy ffor ever in considera- 
tion whereoff the sd John Dean & Samuell Dean doe bar- 
gain give alienate & exchange w* & to Mr. Whitehead 
afforesd ffrom themselves their heires & assignes twenty 
acres off land to be taken out off ye next devision as it 
falls by lot & alsoe a fiveteen acre right off land on ye 
east side Ffosters Meadow River all which land ye 
sd Mr. Danll Whitehead is to have & to hold possess & 
enjoy ffor ever that this is our mutuall agreement wee 
testiffy by setting too our hands & scales this twentieth 
day off January Annoq Domini 1687/6 



Signd seald & delived 


Danll. Whitehead 


before us 


Samll. Dean 


E BOUYERS 


John Dean 


Danll Denton 


A true coppy by mee 




Danll Denton 




Cler 




Page m 


To all Christian 


peopell to whome thes presents 


shall cume Edward 


Burrowes belongeinge to Jamaica 



Jamaica, Long Island 299 

in Queens County on Longe Island allias Nassaw send- 
eth greetting Know yea that I ye abovesd Edward Bur- 
rowes have for sundrey reasons and casses me ther- 
unto moveinge but more esspeatily for a full and vallew- 
able sume and sattisf action to me in hand paid by Zacariah 
Milles of the abovesaid Towne Island & County the re- 
seipt wherof I doe herby own & by thes presents doe 
exonoratt & acquitte and discharge him the sd Zacariah 
Milles his heires & assignes of & from any further claim 
ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted released quitte claimd 
made over and sould unto the abovesd Zacariah Miles 
his heires excecutors adminesstrators and assignes all 
that one third partt ore devition of boggey meadow be- 
longeinge to me ye sd Edward Burrowes the which did 
arrise & prosede from a twelve acer right sd bogges to 
be laid out & devided from any part ore parcell of bogges 
not yeat laid out all which sd right of bogges the sd 
Edward Burrowes have as abovesd sould as abovesd to 
him the sd Zacariah Miles his heires & assignes the same 
to have and to houlde for ever & the same to be and 
remaine to ye only propor use benifit & behoufe of of 
him the sd Zacariah Milles his heires & assignes free & 
clerly discharged of & from all formore sales givftes mor- 
gages ore any other intangeellments what ever and 
with a warrente to defend the same. against any intrest 
property claime ore demand from me the sd Edward 
Burrowes my heires ore assignes for ever and from all 
& every person ore persons layinge any just claim therto 
March ye 2d 1697/8 

Signed & seald Edward Burrowes O 

in presenc of 
Daniell Whithead 
Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that on the 2d day of March 1697/8 
then appered before Daniell Whithead Esquier one of 
His Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County 



300 Records of the Town of 

ye abovesd Edward Burro wes and did acknowledg this 
deed of salle to be his vollentary ack and deed 

Daniell Whithead 

A trew copy of ye orrigonall deed 

Entered pr Samll Ruscoe " 
Clarke 
Page i82 

Theese presents testiffy an agreement made betwixt 
George Woolsy Senr & Samuell & John Dean all off 
Jemaica in Queens County as followeth (viz) The sd 
George Woolsy hath bargained & exchanged w* Samuell 
& John Dean aforsd twenty acres off land more or less 
which twenty acres off land so exchanged is lying & 
being on ye west side off Thomas Wellens land & bounded 
on ye north by ye hills & on ye west by Nathanll Dentons 
Senr & on ye south by ye high way w"^ sd 20 acres off 
land more or less ye sd Samll & John Dean their heires 
& assignes is to to have & to hold possess & enjoy from 
ye sd George Woolsy his heires & assignes ffor ever in 
consideration off which twenty acres off land ye sd Sam- 
uell & John Dean doe covenant bargain alienate & ex- 
change w* & to ye sd Mr. George Woolsy Senr twenty 
acres off land more or less lying & being on ye west side 
off ye sd Mr. George Woolsys land on ye south side 
the road y* goes to York & to extend ye same length 
y* Mr. Woolsys land doth which sd twenty acres off land 
more or less ye sd Mr. George Woolsy his heires and as- 
signes is to have & to hold possess & enjoy for ever 
ffrom ye sd Samuell & John Dean their heires & assignes 
That this is our mutuall agreement we testiffy by setting 
too our hands & scales this twentith day off January 
Annoq Domini 1686/7 

Signd seald & delived George Woolsy O 

before us Samll Dean O 

Danll Denton John Dean O 

Jonathan Baylies A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Cler 



Jamaica, Long Island 301 

Page Jf.83 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume John Bayles of Jamaica in Queens sendeth greetting 
Know yea that I the abovesd John Bayles for severall 
good resons considerations & casses us &. either of us 
therunto moveinge but more esspeatily for a vallewable 
consideration in hand paid by Hendrick Lott of ye same 
Towne & County ye reseipt wherof I doe befor ye en- 
seallinge & dellivery herof own & acknowledg to be ther- 
with contented sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted 
covenanted allinatted released quitt claimd enfeofd 
made over & sould unto ye abovesd Hendrick Lotte 
his heires exceketors & assignes a sartain pece of up- 
land lyinge & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica aforsd 
& beinge bounded as followeth viz on ye east end therof 
by Newtown hayh path & on the north by the land of 
ye abovesd Hendrick Lott & on the west by ye land of 
George Wollsey & soe from thence threw ye boges to 
Newtowne hay pathe to a whitt oak tree marked all which 
sd pece of upland as it is above bounded and exspresd 
containing ten acers & thre quortors more ore less all 
which as it was laid out I the abovesd John Bayles doe 
sell & make over unto ye abovesd Hendrick Lott w*'' 
all ye prevelidges profitts & benefitts to have and to 
hould for ever & the same to be & remain to ye only 
propr use benefitt & behouff of him ye abovesd Hendrik 
Lott his heires & assignes to ockepy posses & in joy as 
his & their free land of inheretance free & frely dis- 
charged of & from all formor salles givfts morgages ore 
any other intangellments whatt ever & further the abovesd 
John Bayles doe for me my heires excecutors & assignes 
covenant & promis to & with ye abovesd Hendrick 
Lotte that itt is and shall be lawfull for him his heires 
& assignes all & every ye landes & premises with their 
& every of their appurtenances to enter & the same to 
hould & posses without lett fraud or hindrance & that I 
the abovesd John Bayles was & is att ye ensealling 
& dellivey of thes presents invested w*^ ye wholl tytle 
intrest & claim belonging therto in fee simple & ye same 



302 Records of the Town of 

shall defend against any claim or demand from me ye 
sd John Bayles his heires & assignes for ever in wittnes 
wherunto I set to my hand & seall this last day of May 
in ye seventh yeare of His Majs reigne & in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ 1695 

(see Jf85) 

Page 484- 
Theese presents certifie any person or persons whom 
it may concern that Wait Smith (husbandman) inhabitant 
at Jemaica of Queens Countj^ upon Long Island be- 
longing to ye Province off New York hath & did for a 
valuable consideration received to his ffull satisffaction 
upon ye ffirst day of Ffebruary in ye year one thousand 
six hundred & eighty three or ffour barter ffullj^ bargain 
absolutely graunt sell alienate & make over from him 
his heires executors & administrators ffor ever unto 
John Carpenter Junr off ye same Town & County his 
heires assignes executors or administrators a certain 
homestead within ye Township off Jemaica w* the dwell- 
ing house housing orchard garden trees fencing libertyes 
conveniences beneffits comodities & proflSts which did 
then or should affter ye sd terme off time any wayes 
belong arise or any wayes apertain to ye sd homestead 
which homestead ye sd Wait Smith bought off Samuell 
Davis containing about five acres more or less being 
cituated & now butted & bounded by Nehemiah Smiths 
lot on ye north by Nathaniell Denton Junior on ye east 
by Thomas Smith Junior on ye south & ffronting upon ye 
street or high way west ward which ye sd Carpenter 
hath now in possession. More over ye sd Wait Smith 
did in ye year & day above mentioned barter bargain 
grant ffirmly & absolutely sell alienate & make over 
upon good considerations ffrom himselff his heires execu- 
tors & administrators ffor ever unto ye sd John Car- 
penter Junr, his heires executors or assignes five acres 
off good moweable meadow being & lying upon ye neck 
comonly called ye hither east neck part off ye lot w"** 
did fformerly belong to Henry Townsend w* all ye liber- 



Jamaica, Long Island 303 

ties rights priveledge or beneffits that did then or should 
at any time or tymes affter ye sd grant bargain & sale 
pertain or any wayes accrue or belong to ye sd ffive acre 
right & lot off meadow excepting onely what lands were 
layd out beffore ye sd grant & bargain the sd medow lying 
between William Creed & Wait Smith upon ye same 
lot Know there ffore all men by theese presents that 
ye abovesd Wait Smith hath & doth ffor himself his 
heires executors & administrators ffreely & ffully to all 
intents & purposes ratiffie & confBrm unto ye sd John 
Carpenter his heires administrators or assignes ye abovesd 
bargain grant deed & sale w* all & every off ye priv- 
eledges liberties rights comodities & benefitts therein 
expressed & warrant ye same ffirm & good in law against 
all claim or claimes pretence or pretences off any per- 
son or persons whoever for ye sd Carpenter to have to 
hold & peaceably to enjoy as his absolute right ffrom 
mee or mine ffor ever as witnesseth his hand & scale 
affixed this thirty first day of March in ye year off our 
Lord one thousand six hundred eighty & seven 
Signd scald & delived Wait Smith O 

in ye presence off us Phebie X Smith 

John Prudden her mark 

Richard Rodes 

This above written deed of sale was acknowledged 
beffore mee by Wait Smith & Phebee Smith his wiffe 
Aprill ye 9 1687 Danll Whitehead 

A true coppy by mee Danll Denton 

Cler 

Page J^85 

{from 1^83) 
Sealled & dellivered May ye 31 this day appered 
in presence of befor me Daniell Whitthead one 

Henry Ffilkin of Their Majsts Justices of ye 

Sam Ruscoe Peace for Queens County ye above 

named John Bayles & did acknowl- 



304 Records of the Town of 

A trew coppy edge this above deed of salle to be 

of ye orrigonall pr his free & yollentary ackt & deed 

Sam Ruscoe ye day & yere abovesd 

Clark Daniell Whitthead 

ye other partt being in page 483 

Whearas their is and hath ben one lott of land laid 
to Samll Barker latte of Jamaica now deseased and the 
same hath bene ordered & dissposed of by the overseres 
or ye above said Samuell Barker unto Will" Creed of the 
same place for the use & purpose of paying of what deptes 
as was then dew ore oweinge from ye aforesd Samll 
Barker and wheras Peter Stringeham was to have ye 
one half therof now know yea that I the abovesd Peter 
Stringeham doe for me my heires excecutors & adminess- 
trators acquitte releas exonoratt & for ever quitte claime 
& discharge Samuell Barker sone of the abovesd Samuell 
Barker deseast of & from any further claime ore demand 
for any part or parcell of sd land abovesd haveinge re- 
ceived from sd easstatte in land the full quantyty of my 
abovesd part of land and sould the same to Garrett 
Classen as by a deed bearringe datte with this may att 
large appere in confirmation wherof I sett to my hand and 
seall this 28 day of March 1696 

Signed sealld and dellivered Peter Stringeham O 
in presence of A trew coppy pr 

Danll Whitthead Samll Ruscoe 

Samll Ruscoe Clarke 

Page 4-86 

To all Christian people to whom theese presents shal 
come wee Elias Baylie & Thomas Smith Senr both off 
Jemaica in Queens County send greeting know yee y* 
wee ye sd Thomas Smith & Elias Baylie for & in considera- 
tion of full satisffaction in hand payd or secured to 
bee payd have given granted aliened sold enfeoffed 
& confirmed & by theese presents doe fully clearly & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell alien enfeoffe & con- 
firm unto Garret Johnson & John Sneerika both of ye 
sd Town & County their heires & assignes a certain tract 



Jamaica, Long Island 305 

of land lying & being within ye bounds & limits of Ja- 
maica aforesd & lying westward from ye sd Town & sd 
land containing twenty acres & is bounded on ye east 
by John Oldfield Senr land & on ye west by Garret John- 
sons land y* hee bought off Jonathan Baylie & on ye 
south by a high way & on ye north by Samuell Deans 
land which sd twenty acres off land together w* all ye 
right title interest possession property claim & demand 
whatsoever of us ye sd Thomas Smith & Elias Baylie 
our heires executors administrators or assignes to have 
& to hold ye sd twenty acres off land w* all the timber 
trees improvements priveledges & appurtenances for 
y" ye sd Garret Johnson & John Sneerika their heires 
executors or assighnes for ever and wee ye sd Thomas 
Smith & Elias Baylie for us our heires executors & as- 
signes ye sd land containing twenty acres as above 
bounded & exprest before granted bargained & sold 
w* ye appurtenances unto ye sd Garret Johnson & John 
Sneerika their heires & assignes ffrom all & every person 
or persons whatsoever by from or under us or upon 
any pretence soever claiming any title or interest to ye 
sd land shall & will warrant ffor ever by theese presents 
to defend ye same in witness whereoff wee have hereunto 
set our hands & fixed our scales this sixteenth day off 
March Annoq Domini 1686/7 and in ye third year off 
ye raign of our Soveraign Lord James the Second by ye 
grace off God off England Scotland France & Ireland 
King Defender off ye Ffaith &c. 

Signd scald & deliverd Thomas X Smith O 

before us his mark 

Danll Denton Elias Baylie O 

Hannah X Denton Sarah X Baylie O 

her mark her mark 

Patience Smith O 

Acknowledged before mee 

Danll Whitehead 
A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Cler 



306 Records of the Town of 

Page W 

Att a Towne Mettinge held June ye 29 1699 Samuell 
Smith Senor was chosen Constable for this enshuinge 
yeare— 

Att the same Mettinge Jonathan Whithead was chossen 
Collector for this present year— 

Att the same Mettinge Thomas Smith and Joseph 
Smith was continued Assesors for this present year 

Att the same mettinge complaint being made that 
severall trees beinge left upon the comons for shade 
are & have been cut down & distroyd to the great damage 
of ye Town it is herby ordered that hence forth noe per- 
son or persons shall preshume to cutt down ore disstroy 
any such shady trees as are left ore shall herafter be left 
in any comons that shall be clerd ore is allredy clerd or 
in ye roads ore lands upon penality of twenty shillings 
fine to be taken from any person soe offending & put to ye 
use of the Towne — 

Att the same Mettinge Cap*" John Carpenter Nehemiah 
Smith & Waitt Smith was chosen Townsmen for this 
yeare enshuing or till others be choasen in their romes 
to assist at the place & office of Townsmen — Thes orders 
entered 

pr Samll Ruscoe, Clark 

Att a Town Mettinge held Novembr 25 1700 Cap*° 
Hop Carpenter Leftenant Smith & Nathaniell Denton 
wear chosen Townsmen for this present year or till others 
be choasen in romes to ofitiatt the office & place of 
Townsmen acordinge to ye trust reposed in them — 

Att the same Mettinge Thomas Watters & Amos Smith 
was chosen Assesers for this present yeare or till others 
be chosen in ther romes — 

And Daniell Smith att plaines was choasen Collector 
and William Creed was likewis chosen Superavizer att 
ye same Town Mettinge — 

Att the same mettinge it was agreed upon that all 
shepe that shall be pound after the datt of this mettinge 
ther shall be payed by the owners throf for every score of 



Jamaica, Long Island 307 

sheep thre pence pr score to the driver & thre pence pr 
score to the pinter and soe proportionabl for greater & 
lesser numbers pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page J^88 
To all Christian people to whom theese presents 
shall come I Benjamin Coe of Jemaica in Queens County 
send greeting Know yee y* I ye sd Benjamin Coe ffor 
& in consideration of a sum of mony as full satisffaction 
in hand payd or secured to bee payd by John Monfort 
off Flatlands have given granted aliened bargained sold 
enfeoffed & confirmed & by theese presents doe fully 
clearly & absolutely give grant alien sell enfeoffe & con- 
firm unto ye sd John Monfort his heires executors & 
assignes a certain parcell of medow within ye bounds off 
Jemaica aforesd lying & being in ye haw tree neck so 
called containing five acres being salt medow and bounded 
on ye south by ye bay & on ye east by Chasmores River 
& on ye west by a creek y* corns to ye pond & on ye north 
by a pond y* lies by ye creek aforesd together w* all ye 
priveledge off commons & all such lands to bee devided 
to a five acre right of meadow according to ye concessions 
of ye Town from ye seaventeenth day off March last past 
untill ye present time & hereaffter ffor ever or from ye 
first day of ye sd March which sd parcell off meadow con- 
taining five acres w* all my right title interest priv- 
eledge possession property claim & demand w* all com- 
mons & devissions off land whatsoever belonging or ap- 
pertaining to ye sd five acres off medow I ye sd Ben- 
jamin Coe doe for mee my heires & assignes sell alien 
& make over unto ye sd John Monfort for him his heires 
& assignes to have & to hold possess & enjoy for ever to 
ye onely proper use & behoofe off ye sd John Monfort 
his heires & assignes and I ye sd Benjamin Coe doe for 
my selff my heires or executors warrant y my sale good 
in law & against any person or persons whatsoever by 
from or under mee or under any pretence whatever shall 
& will warrant maintain & defend ye same as witness 
my hand & seall this seaventh day off March Annoq 



308 Records of the Town of 

Domini 1686/7 & in ye second year off ye raign off our 
Soveraign Lord James ye Second off England Scotland 
France & Ireland King Defender off ye Faith &c. 
Signd seald & deliverd Benjamin Coe O 

before us Abigail X Coe O 

Danll Denton her mark 

Hendrick Onderdonck 

It is to bee understood y* ye priveledge of taking 
up lands w* in mentioned is to bee from ye first of March 
in ye year 1685 Benjamin Coe 

A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Cleric 
Page J^89 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume George WoUsey of Jamaica Juner sendeth grettinge 
Know yea that I the abovesd George Wollsey with Hanah 
my wiff for severall good resons considerations & casses 
us & eaich of us therunto moveinge but more easpeatily 
for a vallewable sattisfaction to us ye abovesd George 
& Hanah inpaid by George Phillipes ye reseipt wherof 
we doe before ye ensealling & dellivery herof owne & 
acknowledg & therof & therfrom exonorat and discharge 
the abovesd George Phillipes of & from any further claim 
ore demand for any part or parcell therof have giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted enfeofed released quitte 
claimed bargained and sould and by thes presents doe 
acknowledge to have from us our heires excecutors and 
assignes giveen granted covenanted allinatted enfeofed 
released quitt claimd bargined and sould unto the abovesd 
George Phillipes his heires exceketors & assignes all that 
homelott lyinge and beinge in Jamaica abovesd that was 
formorly in ye tenner & ockepation of Cap*" B riant New- 
town with all howesings gardens orchyards fencis timbers 
trees standinge or lyinge being upon the same together 
with the prevelidges of commonage boath for fedinge of 
creatuers and cuttinge of timber and all other ye rights 



k 



Jamaica, Long Island 309 

& prevelidges & apurtenances therunto belonginge to 
have and to hould to ye abovesd George Phillipes his 
heires & assignes for ever and the same to be & remain 
to ye only propor us benefitt & behouf of him the abovesd 
George Phillipes his heires & assignes to ockepy posses 
& injoy as his & their own free land of inherretance & 
the same shall & will by thes presents make good and 
for ever warrent & defend against all formor salles givfts 
morgages or any other intangellments what ever & from 
any claim or demand from any person or persons what 
soe ever with a warrente to defend ye same against any 
intrest proporty claim or demand from us the abovesd 
George and Hannah our heires excecutors & assignes 
for ever in testemony wherof we sett to our hands & 
seals this first day of Aprill in the seventh yeare of Their 
Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one 
thowsand sixe hundred ninty & five — Memorandam the 
words by George Phillipes enter lyned befor signeinge 
Signed seald and dellivered George Wollsey O 

in presence of Hanah Woolsey O 

William X Sallyer 

Sam Ruscoe A trew coppy of ye oregonall ded 

entered pr Samll Ruscoe 

Town Clark 
Page WO 
To all Christian people to whom theese presents shall 
com wee George Woolsy Senr. & Benjamin Coe both off 
Jemaica in Queens County send greeting Now know yee 
y* wee ye sd George Woolsy & Benjamin Coe ifor & in 
consideration of ffuU satisffaction in hand payd or secured 
to bee payd by John Monfort off Flatlands have given 
granted aliened sold enfeoffed and confirmed & by theese 
presents doe ffuUy clearly & firmly give grant bargain 
sell alien enfeoffe & confirm unto ye sd John Monfort 
& alsoe all ye right title & interest possession property 
claim & demand what so ever of mee ye sd George Woolsy 
& Benjamin Coe our heires executors administrators & 
assignes off & to a parcell off land containing fifty acres 
as it was layd out by ye surveiors lyng & being in ye 



310 Records of the Town of 

west bounds off Jemaica & near Newtown hay path the 
land aforsd being in length one hundred rod & in bredth 
fourescore rods bounded on ye east w* Newtown hay path 
that goes to ye south medows & on ye south joyning to 
ye commons & likewise on ye west & bounded on ye 
northwest w* Henry Lotts land & on ye north w*^ ye 
land off Andrews Onderdonk which sd fifty acres off land 
as above bounded w* all singular ye premises ye sd Georg 
Woolsy & Benjamin Coe doe fully & absolutely sell 
grant alien & make over unto ye sd John Monfort his 
heires executors administrators & assignes to have & to 
hold posess & enjoy for ever from us our heires executors 
& assignes & to ye onely proper use & behoofe off him ye 
sd John Monfort & wee ye sd George Woolsy & Benjamin 
Coe doe warrant & maintain this our sale good in law 
& from any person or persons what soever from by or 
under us by any pretence whatever laying any claim 
unto ye sd land wee doe warrant & engage to defend 
by theese presents in witness whereoff wee have hereunto 
set our hands & scales y' seaventh day off March Annoq 
Domini 1686/7 & in ye second year off ye raign off our 
Soveraign Lord James ye 2d by ye grace of God off 
England Scotland France & Ireland King Defender off 
ye Faith &c. 

Signd seald & delived George Woolsy O 

before us Rebecka Woolsy O 

Joseph Smith her X mark 

Danll Denton Benjamin Coe O 

was present when signd seald Abigail X Coe O 

& delived by George Woolsy her mark 

Danll Denton 

Hendrick Onderdonk present when signd by Benjamin 
Coe & his wiffe 

It is to be understood y* ye land mentioned in y" deed 
thirty acres off it belongd to George Woolsy & twenty off 
it to Benjamin Coe George Woolsy 

Benjamin Coe 
A true coppy by mee Danll Denton 

Clerck 



Jamaica, Long Island 311 

Page 1^91 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cum George Wollsej^ belonginge to Jamaica in Queens 
County sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd 
George Wollsey Seanor with Rebecah my wife for severall 
good ressons considerations & casses us therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatially for a vallewable satisfaction to us 
in hand paid by Hendricke Lotte belonginge to ye abovesd 
Towne & County ye receipt wherof we doe herby owne 
and acknowledg to be therwith contented sattisfyed & 
payd & doe for ever exonoratt acquitt and discharge the 
abovesd Hendrick Lotte his heires excecutors and as- 
signes from any further claim ore demand from ever 
after ye day of ye datte herof have giveen grantted cove- 
nanted allinatted made over & sould & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from us our heires excecutors 
and assignes giveen grantted covenanted allinatted 
relleassed confirmed made over & sould unto ye abovesd 
Hendricke Lotte his heires excecutors & assignes a sar- 
tain parcell of upland lyinge & beinge in ye boundes and 
limitts of Jamaica above said containing twenty and two 
acers more ore less as it was layd out with all ye prev- 
elidge & appurtenances therunto belonginge & apper- 
taininge the same to have and to hould for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye only propor use benefitt & 
behoufe of him the abovesd Hendricke Lott freely dis- 
charged of and from all & from all formor salles givfts 
morgages or any intangellments whatt ever & ye same 
shall & will for ever warrent and by thes presents for 
ever defend against any intrest claim or demand from 
me ye abovesd George Wollsey & Rebecka my wiffe 
our heires exceketors & assignes for ever & from any 
persons what ever layinge any just claim therto in teste- 
money wherof we ye abovesd George & Rebecka doe sett 
to our handes & sealles this thirtieth day of September in 
ye yeare of our Lord 1695 ye abovesd land is bounde don 
ye east sid by ye abovesd Hendk. Lotte & west by a pece 



312 ^ Records of the Town of 

of land formorly belonging to Thomas Wellinge desseased 
& south by ye boges ye north by Brucklan hay path 
Signed seald & dellivered George Wollsey O 

in presence of Rebecka X Wollsey O 

George Phillipes A trew coppy pr 

Samuell Ruscoe Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page ^92 

Recorded March ye 18: 1685/4 

Joseph Thurston land — 

Twenty acors of land on the hills bounded on ye south 
with the highway on ye north with ye comans on ye 
east with Nicholes Everits land and on ye west with 
Samuell Smith sixtene acors lying on ye east neck at the 
south seven of it bounded as foloweth bound by ye 
northeast with the hay path on ye east neck and on ye 
northwest bounded with ye cart path of Joseph Smith 
and Thomas Smith on ye south east on that poynt of 
midow that was John Baylis Senor seven acors of ye 
sixtene is thus bounded as aforsaid the other nine acors 
lying on ye north side of ye swamp eastward bunded 
neer the boggs laving a sufisant hy way on ye north with 
ye comans on south west with ye swamp and on ye nor- 
west with ye comans 

Articlels of agreement made and concluded betwen 
Cap*" Hope Carpenter & Jonathan Whithead boath of 
Jamaica in Queens County for them selves & their heires 
excecutors administrs & assignes to be & remain for 
ever as followeth that ye fence as now standes shall be 
& remaine as perpeatuall bounds betwen us runing from 
ye highwaye easterly to a sartain crike then northerly 
with ye sd creke to ye mill river & ye sd Hope Carpenter 
to maintain forty sixe rod of ye sd fence & ye remander 
partt be it more ore less ye sd Whithead is to maintain 
in confirmation of the same we bind ourselves our heires 
excecutors adminesstrators & assignes by setting to our 



Jamaica, Long Island 313 

hands & sealls this 11 day of May in ye yeare of our 
Lord 1699 

Signed seald Hope Carpenter O 

in presence of Jonathan Whithead O 

A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page Jt-93 
Nathaniell Dentons land Jiiner 

Ten acors of land lying eastward of Fremans path 
th* goe to ye south runing fifty six rod southward in lenth 
north fronting against Jo Smith Nehemi and John 
Ouldfild 

Know all men by thes presents that we underwritten 
Samuell Smith Seanor & William Creed boath belonging 
to Jamaica in Queens County have made an exchainge of 
land as followeth viz the said Samuell Smith doath give 
in exchainge a sartain pece or lott of land lying westward 
of ye Towne aforsd being bounded by the land of Tho. 
Welling and east by Ffreadrick Hendrickeson and south 
by Oldfelds land north by the fence with all fences 
timbers trees as it now is with all emprovements being 
upon ye same excepting ye corn upon it & what flaxe 
shall be sown in it — In lew wherof ye said William 
Creed doth give in exchaing to ye sd Samuell Smith 
a sartain pece of land lying & being below ye Little 
Plaines being bounded north by Zacriah Milles & south 
by George Wollsey with all ye timbers trees standing or 
lying being upon ye same in confirmation wherof we sett 
to our hands this 24 day of December 1692 
Testes Samuell Smith 

Samuell Ruscoe William Creed 

Clark 

Page J^dlf 
Mr. Nathaniell Dentons land 

eight acors of land bound west w* Fremans path 
that goe to ye south or with his son Nathells land 



314 Records of the Town of 

William Creed land lies betwixt ye land layd out to 
Ouldfelds Island which begins against ye haw tree pond 
& soe runes westward to Newtown hay path & is bounded 
on ye north w*^ Johanas Williamson Elderd Lukes & 
John Fferyman only a highway of ffour rod is to bee 
threw ye sd land ffrom east to west — this taken out of ye 
origenall per me Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 



Att a Towne Mettinge called acordinge to ordore 
held att Jamaica Aprill ye 3d 1694 then agreed upon 
& confirmed by a publique voatt of ye inhabetants in 
genralle that Mr. Phillipes now our present minesster 
continuinge his liffe time amongst us in ye abovesd 
Town in ye worke of ye minestrey and shall dye amongst 
us thatt then their shall be paid unto his widow or relickt 
left amongst us one years sallerey ye sallerery beinge sixty 
poundes 

Att ye same Towne mettinge it was likewise agreed 
that ye agreement made betwixt Mr. Phillipes & ye 
Townsmen shall stand acordinge as it is entered upon 
record before this 

Likewise agreed att ye same mettinge to ye post- 
ever without pay — Likewiss that ye parsonage be re- 
paiered by the Townsmen as they pleas to ordor & paid 
by the Towne pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



Att a Town metting called ye 15th of December 1694 
William Creed was choasen Superavizor for this present 
yere to mett w*'' ye rest of ye Superavizors of this County 
& fully empowered for ye same pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page 495 
Samuell Dentons land 

Ten acors of land bounded on ye north with ye hyway 
and west with his fathers land 



Jamaica, Long Island 315 

Jamaica in Queens County on Long Island the twenty 
third of March Anok Domyni one thosand sixe hundred 
ninty two or three vix Know all men by thes presents 
that I John Smith of ye place abovesd husbandman have 
giveen granted & sold & doe by thes presents fully freely 
& absolutly for divers good considerations me therunto 
moveing & more esspeatily a cartain sume of moneys 
allredy in hand reseiveed allinatte give grant & sell unto 
Samuell Denton of ye same place Towne & County 
abovesd carpenter a certain parcell of land & meadow 
ye land beinge & lyinge in ye place known by ye name of 
ye bogge necke beinge in quantety three acers bounded 
as ffolloweth bounded north by ye wedow Smith mother 
to ye abovesd John Smith south & east by Nath Denton 
west by ye wedow Denton the meadow beinge & lyinge 
one the furder east necke soe called bounded as ffolloweth 
northeast by ye island & southeast by Joseph Smith 
southeast by ye baye northwest by Richard Oldfeld I 
say I have sould the half of ye meadow bounded as aforsd 
^th ye prevelidg of half ye lotte that is to say half an acer 
of land to an acer of meadow accordinge to a Towne 
ackt which sd land & medow & prevelidg with all im- 
provements their on made & profitts to be made from 
hence to be & remain unto ye proper use benefitt behouff 
& desspoas of ye aforsd Samuell Denton him ore his 
• heires exceketors adminestrators or asigns for ever & 
for ye warrenting of this salle heroff free from any formor 
allination salle or incumbrance & that ye sd Samuell 
Denton his heires excekets adminests or assignes shall 
peaceably occepy improve poses & in joy ye same with- 
out lett challenge or mollesstation from me ye sd John 
Smith abovesd or any of my heirs exceketors adminess- 
trators or assignes ore any other person or persons lay- 
inge claim to ye sd land or meadow or any partt therof 
by any power derived from me I the sd John Smith 
abovesd doe bind my self my heirs exceketors adminess- 
trators & assignes to maintain this my salle against any 
claim ore demand of any person or persons whatsoever 



316 Records of the Town of 

unto ye trew performance of ye premises of all & every 

of ye premises above above written 

Sind seald & dellivered John X Smith O 

in presence of his marke 

John Ffoster 

Samuell Smith 

A trew coppy of ye origonall 

pr Samuell Ruscoe 
Page 496 
Hope Carpenter 20 acors of land layd out by John 
Ouldfield and Samuell Smith survayers upon the acount 
of five acors of midow bought of John Linas lying by ye 
mill path bounded on ye north w* widow Ashmans land 
on ye east neer ye boges on ye south w* yeomans on ye 
west with ye mill path. 

Benjemin Coe his land a fiftene acor lot of midow a 
hom lot and a ten acor lot joyning to it — more layed 
out by John Ouldfild and Samuell Smith eight acors of 
land at ye rere of his ten acor lot runing west to ye sacond 
swamp having a highway left him out of his land by ye 
west side of the swamp by Daniell Whytheads paster — 
more six acors lying eastward by ye new mill more upon 
his acount to Jon Manfort thirty acors more six acors in 
ye southwast fild 

A trew acount owned by me John X Ouldfild 

his mark 

William Creeds deed to John Carpenter in page .... 305 
Nehemiah Smiths deed to Capt" John Carpetr in 

page 306 

The arbetration board & the award about 

the church or metting hous is in page. . . .360 & 361 

John Oke's deed to Waitt Smith in pages 298 & 299 

Fredrick Hendrickes discharge to Peter Whit in 

page 071 

Capt" Whitthed ded to David Whitthed in pa 307 

Johanas Holshartts deed to Ram Dorlantt in 

page 308 & 309 



Jamaica, Long Island 317 

Cap'" Wollsevs ded to Nicolas Everitt in 

page " 309 & 310 

Jonathan Watters deed to Benjamin Thirston 

in page 374 & 375 

John Okes deed to Ram Dorlant in page 396 

John Ludlams bond to Thomas Cardall in page 357 

The ordor of the Town to call pepoll to acount 

pag 452 

Mr. Isack Lenoirs deed to Samuell Mills in page. . 271 

Ye certificatt of John Wof son marig in page 523 

Samuell Milles his deed to Samll Carpenter. .402 & 404 
Thomas Cardall his discharg to John Ludlam in 

page 356 

Daniell Oldfelds deed to Tho. Burrowes in page. .361 362 

Page 497 

Mr. Pruddens Land 

Layed out by John Ouldfield and Samuell Smith ten 
acors of land upon ye hills by Samuell Mills on ye east 
side of ye swiming pond bound on the high way on ye 
east and wests side fronting to ye side of ye hills to y 
comans mor 15 acors westward bound by Danell Whyt- 
head and Goodman Higbe on ye east fronting on ye 
high way that lead to York on ye north with ye high- 
way under ye hills the west by the comans — more thirty 
acors in ye southwest woods on ye west side of ye haw 
tree great hollow bounded on ye north side with ye high 
way runing 60 rod in bredth by ye highway as from a 
whyte oke tree marked by ye survayers at ye north east 
corner runing in length 80 rod southward 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
come I Nathaniell Denton beinge lawfull heire to my 
deceased ffather Nathaniell Denton of ye sd Towne & 
County doe by vertew of my heirshipe make over rattefy 
& confirme unto my brother Samuell Denton of ye sd 
Towne and County thes parcels of land ffollowinge 
ffirst elleven acers of a twenty acer right half of ye nine 
acers remaininge ore of whatt remaines when ye elleven 



318 Records of the Town of 

acers is taken off nextly five acers more ore less of land 
lyinge in ye east bounded one ye east by Nicolas Everrett 
on the southe by the highe waye one ye west by land 
bought of my ffather one ye north by ye comans— more 
eight acers of land lyinge beyond ye boges bounded one 
ye north by ye highwaye one ye southe by Samuell Milles 
one ye east & west by Samuells owne land which sd parcell 
of land & meadow together w*'' all ye trees ffenceings & 
improvements upon ye sd land & meadows I the af orsaid 
Nathll Denton by vertew of my heireshipe aforsd doe ffor 
me my heirs exceketors adminestrators ore assignes 
ffully & ffirmly make over rattefy & confirme unto my 
brother Samuell Denton afforsd his heirs ore assignes for 
him ore them to have & to hould as his ore their proper 
right for ever in wittnes my hand & seall 18th daye of 
October 1690 & in ye 2d yeare of His Mjsts. Kinge 
Williams reigae &c. Nathaniell Denton O 

Signed seald & dellivered 
before us 
Thomas Okley 
Daniell Denton Junr. 

Apered befor me this 18th day of of October 1690 
Nath Denton above mentioned & did acknowledg this 
instrument to be his act & deed Joseph Smith 

Justice of ye Peace 

A trew coppy of ye origonall pr Sam Ruscoe 

Page 498 

Georg Wolsis land recorded 

Georg Wolsie Senoir forty acors and a half in ye south 
west fild ye first lot bounde on ye east with Goodman 
Ouldfild and on ye north w* Ouldfild and Elias Baylis 
on ye west w* Georg Wolsie Jun' on ye south w* ye comans 
fouer score rod squer 

More fiften acors of midow upon ye Long Neck bounded 
on ye north w* Goodman Higbe on ye south to Goodman 
Ouldfild on ye east with the crik on ye wast by ye Island — 



Jamaica, Long Island 319 

More a horn lot and seaven acors more les joyning to 
the end of his horn lot 

John Wollseys marke a hole in the nere eare and a 
slitt in ye tope of ye same eare & no other way 
Entered this 10 day of December 1695 pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Queens County S. S. Att a court of Comon Pleas held 
at Jamaica this 15 of May in ye sixth yeare of His Majsts 
reigne ordered in answer to ye petetion of Mr. George 
Wollsey Seanor that ye men choassen by the Town of 
Jamaica y* if not allredy done for ye regulating of high 
wayes and fences acordinge to an act of genrall assembley 
be forthwith^ in prosecution & that thay forthwith in a 
particuler mannor take notice of ye highway of Mr. 
Wollsey acordinge to ye tenure of said petetion by ordor 
of cort James Clemens 

A trew coppy pr Clark 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Queens County S. S. At a Court of Comon Pleas 
held at Jamaica in ye County abovesd & in ye 9 yeare of 
His Majts reigne this ye 20 of May Ano 1697 in answer 
to ye w*'' in ordor of Court it is ye opinion of ye men 
appoynted that ye waye in spetifyed act to run through 
to Newtowne hay path by ordor of Court 

James Clemens 
A trew coppy pr Samll Ruscoe Clark 

Clark 

Page Ji.99 
Georg Wolsi Juner 30 acors of land in south west fild 
bounded on ye east w* his fathers land south w* ye 
comans ye north w* Jonathon Baylis on ye west w* Nat 
Linas in length fower skore rod and 60 rod broad 

At a Towne mettinge held att Jamaica Jany ye last 
1698/9 William Creed was continued a Superovizore for 



320 Records of the Town of 

the Towne of Jamaica to meet with the rest of the 
Siiperovizores for Queens County to act & doe as the lawes 
in such casses direct — 

Att same Towne mettinge ther was by a publicqe 
voat choasen Waitt Smith & Samuell Smith Seanor 
Samuell Carpenter & Daniell Smith and empowered 
to take a just acount of the Collectors of this Towne 
of Jamaica for sevrall yeares past of any moneys of the 
Towns reseived by them and to give an acount to this 
Towne at ye next Town mettinge 

Wheras ther was an agreement mad with John Oke 
for buldinge and keeping of a pound att ye beaver 
pond in January ye 4th 1698 it is agreed at this Towne 
metting that if ye sd Oke can find any confeinent place for 
setting said pund in any way laid in the duble streett 
in sd Towne the Towne will condesend to the same be- 
ing to the conditions — entered in the other Towne 
metting bearing datt Jany ye 4 1698/9 

Page 500 
Tho. Wolsie 13 acors of land in ye west fild 60 rod 
longe 34 rod broad bound on ye north w* Yorke path on 
ye west w' Mr. Ashman east with Nicholes Everit on ye 
south w' Peter Stringham 

Mr. Iszack Lenoirs morgage to Edward Bur- 

rowes in page 250 & 251 

Joseph Coes deed to Elderd Lukas in page 276 

John Bayles deed to Ellderd Lukas in page 277 

Thomas Watterses deed to Elderd Lukas in 

page 277-278 

Jonathan Strickland ded to Jacob Ramson in page . . 283 
William Creed deed to John Okey & his 

asignement to Jacob Ramson in page 284-285 

William Carpenters deed to Samuell Carpenter in 

page 409 

Joseph Pleases deed to Samll Carpenter in page. . . 410 



Jamaica, Long Island 321 

Samuell Skidraores deed to Samll Darlinge 

in page 292-293 

Edward Burrowes his deed to Zacariah Miles in 

page 481 

The petition of Mr. Wollsey about ye way in page . . 498 

Peter Stringehams releas to Sam Barker page 485 

Mr. Edward Burrows his releas to Mr. Lenoir 251 

Able Galles deed of sail to Benjamin Thirston in 

page 479 

Hope Carpenter & Jonathans Whitheads agreement 

in pag 492 

Mr. Ouzee Van Swetton receit to Mr. Lenoir in page 503 
Mr. Jamains certeficatt to Mr. Whithead in pag. . . . 123 
Edward Burrowes deed to Thomas Burrowes in 

page 280 

Thomas Ffosters releas to Ben j amine Thirstone 

and ye rest of ye brothers & sisters in 

pages 441 & 442 

Cap'" Wollseys deed to Thomas Umphrey in page. . 439 
Cap*" Wollseys & Sam Bayles deed of exchaing in 

pag 438 

John Fredricks & Fredricke Hendricks to John 

Wollsey in page 268 & 269 

Waitt Smiths deed to Ben Thirston in page 380 

Mary Davis deed to Abigaill Mills & asigne- 

ment to Tho. Darling with his assigne- 

ment to Benjamin Thirston in page 378 & 379 

Samuell Smiths deed to Mr. Whithead in page 369 

Thomas Okleys ded to Ben Thirston in page . . 376 & 377 
Mr. Whitheads aquittance to John Snedeher in 

pag 868 

Page 501 
Jonathan Mills feften acors of land layed out by ye 
east side of Chasmors Island path nere ye half way tre 
going to ye south 60 rods in length and 40 rods in bredth 

John Basfords deed for fiveten sheep to Tho. Wollsey 

in pa^e 545 



322 Records of the Town of 

Edward Hares & Janes agrement in page 242 

Peter Whitts deed to John Smith in page 243 

Samuell Deines deed to Mr. Wiiithead in page 205 

The boggy meadow entered in page 447 & 8 

Cap*" Wollseys & John Ludlams exchaing in page . . 484 
Nath Lynosses deed to John Man w*** ye 
assignement and acknowledgment en- 
tered in page 427-428 & 429 

Nath Dentons deed to Samll Carpenter in page. . . 413 

EUias Bayles deed to Sam Carpenter in page 412 

Benjamine Thirstons deed to Samll Carpenter in 

page ^ y 

Edward Higbees deed of givft to his son Nat in 

page • 

Samll Higbes deed to his brother Nath Higbee in 

page 456 

Thomas Okleys deed to William Smith in page 453 

Hope Carpenters releas to Jonos Wood in page 238 

Benjamiii Thirstons releas to Timothy Wood in 



411 



455 



page 



238 



William Smiths deed to Cap*" Okley in page 245 

Mr. Prudens deed to Jonas Wood in page 247 

William Smiths deed to Jonas Wood in page 248 

Georg & Zacariah Mils obligation to Wm. Creed and 

Samll Ruscoes evedence about ye same in page . . 430 
Richard Allessons Cavett against ye proveinge 

Tho Casses will in page , 479 

Peter Whites deed to Garrett Johnson in page 408 

Samuell Mathewes deed to Samuell Bayles in 

page 431 

Ellias Bayles deed to Abraham Lott in page 405 

Mr. Whitheads deed to Waitt Smith in page. .252 & 253 
Edward Whit deed to Waitt Smith in page .... 253 & 254 
Richard Dentons deed to Samll Denton in page. . . . 250 

Samll Milles ded to his sone Samuell in page 402 

William Creeds ded to Johanas Holshart in 

pag 460 & 461 

Samuell Carpenters releas to Ben Thirston in 

pag J I'^O 



Jamaica, Long Island 323 

Page 50S 

Daniell Whythed land 

Thirtene acors of land layed out by John Ouldfild 
and Samuell Smith bound on ye east with a five acor lot 
that was formerly William Smiths on ye north with ye 
hyway that goe to the Duchmens Jo Hanson and Derick 
on ye south with ye ould path that goe to ye Litell Playn 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Samuell Darlinge belongeinge to Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Island of Nassaw sendeth greettinge 
Know yea t*^ I the abovesd Samuell Darlinge for severall 
good considerrations & casses me therunto moveinge 
but more easspeatily for a vallewable sume of moneys to 
me in hand paid ore secured to be paid by Joseph Oldfeld 
of ye sd Towhe Island & County the receipt wherof I 
doe herby own & acknowledg to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed and paid and therof & therfrom doe exonoratt 
and discharge the abovesd Joseph Oldfeld his heires 
and assignes from any further claim or demand for 
any part ore parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted 
allinated releast enfeoft quit claimd made over & sould 
and by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from me 
my heires excecutors & adminesstrators given granted 
covenanted allinated releast quitt claimd made over & 
sould unto unto ye abovesd Josep Oldfeld his heires 
excecutors adminestrators & assignes a certain pece of 
upland lyinge and beinge in the boundes of Jamaica 
beinge a ten acer right of devition and is bounded as 
followeth viz east by the Little Plaines west by Samuell 
Miles north by the land of ye sd Joseph Oldfeld and 
south by Samuell Smith sone of Samuell Smith all which 
sd pece of land as it is above bounded and exsprest I 
the sd Samuell Darlinge have as aforsd sold as abovesd 
to ye aforsd Joseph Oldfeld his heirs & assignes to have 
and to hold and the same to be & remain to ye only propor 
use benifit & behouf of him ye sd Joseph Oldfeld to ockepy 
poses & in joy frely discharged of & from all formor 
sales givftes morgages or any other intangellments 



324 Records of the Town of 

what ever and ye same shall warrent & for ever defend 
against any claim or demand from any person ore persons 
laying any just claime therto with a warrente to de- 
fend ye same against any intrest proporty claime or 
demand from me the sd Samuell Darlinge my heirs excecu- 
tors & adminestrators for ever to ye trew performance of 

Page 503 
all & every partt of this salle to ye aforsd pece of land 
with all the prevelidges and profits with all timbers trees 
woods under woods beinge upon the same is sould as 
aforsd in wittnes wherunto I sett to my hand & seall 
this twenty sixth day of Febrauary in ye eaighth yeare 
of His Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord one 
thowsand sixe hundred ninty six seven 
Signed seald & delivered Samll Darlinge O 

in presence of 
Samuell Messenger 
Samuell Ruscoe 

March ye 2d 1697/8 then apered befor Daniell Whit- 
head one of His Majesties Justices for ye keeping- of ye 
peace for Queens County the above written Samuell 
Darlinge & did acknowledge this above deed of salle 
to be his own free & volluntary act & deed 

Daniell Whithead 

A trew coppy of the orridgonall deed entered pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

From the 10th day of December 1696 till the 27 day 
of August Iszak Lenoir was indepted to Mr. Ouzee 
Van Swetton to sundrey goods and money the full and 
just sume one hundred eaighty seven poundes four shill- 
inges & four pence halfpeny and the sd Lenoir paid itt 
in full as wittnes ye receipt in full of all acounts to this 
27 D of August 1698 and the receipt of ye sd Mr. Ouzee 
Van Swetton is as followeth — 



Jamaica, Long Island 325 

The twenty seventh of August 1698 reseived the 
ballance above mentioned beinge of all acounts till this 
day in NewYorke Ouzee Van Swetton 

A true coppy pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page BOJi- 

Thomas Wiggins Senr his land 

A home lot lying on ye north quarter off ye Town — 
Meadow fiveteen acres lying at the haw trees having Mr. 
Coe on ye west & William Ffoster on ye south with an 
adition being most fresh & boggs joyning to Benjamin 
Coe on ye south & William Ffoster on ye north — ffurther 
a small lot at ye further east neck joyning to John Han- 
son on ye south & to ye north George Woolsys 

A ten acre lot westward lying on ye south side off ye 
rode that goes to York having Morace Smith on ye 
west William Smith on ye east & a high way on ye 
south — 

Ten acres in ye litle neck on which his son Thomas 
house stands having on ye east y* land Thomas Wiggins 
Junior bought off William Ffoster ffour acres off this 
ten ad joyning to his son Thomas his house the above 
written Thomas Wiggins Senior hath given to his son 
Thomus — 

Land eastward being twenty six acres joyning to 
John Carpenter Junior having ye sd Carpenter on ye 
west bounded w* ye hills on ye north on ye east by a 
high way on ye south near ye plains — 

More two acres more or less yVThomas Wiggins gave 
his daughter Elizebeth Smith to build upon next ad- 
joyning to William Creeds house lot 

More three acres off land upon ye Hawtree Island 

Page 505 
Thomas Wiggens Jeunor sone to Thomas Wiggens 
latte of Jamaica deseassed enters his land belonginge 
to him as ye eldest sone as followeth viz — A home lott 



326 Records of the Town of 

lyinge on the north qtor of ye Towne — Meadow fiveten 
acers lyinge att ye haw trees haveinge Mr. Coe on ye 
north & William Ffoster on ye south with an adition be- 
inge most ffresh & bogges joyninge to Benjamin on ye 
south & William Ffostor on ye northe ffurther a small 
lott at ye further east necke joyning to John Hanson 
on ye south & to ye north George Wollsey — Ten acers 
in the Little Neck haveing on ye east ye land I bought 
of William Ffoster upon which buld — Land eastward 
twenty sixe acers joyninge to John Carpenter Junor 
haveinge ye sd Carpenter on ye west bounded w*'' ye 
hilles on ye north on ye east by a highe way on ye south 
ner .ye plaines three acers more lyinge upon ye Hawtree 
Island — 

More in ye east devition lyinge in number 53 one lott 
22 acers — more betwixt ye Little Planes & ye mill one 
lott number 63/25 acers — more fourty acers of upland 
from brother William Creed for ye ten acers he had 
westward layd out to me 

Page 506 

John Hunts Assignment recorded 

Bee it known unto whom it may concern that I Ff ranees 
Comes above mentioned doe assign & make over unto 
Edward Hunt off Newtown all my right title & interest 
off this within mentioned bill off sale I say ffrom mee 
my heires executors adminst. & assignes unto him ye 
sd Edward his heires executors administrators & assignes 
ffor ever as ther own just dues as witness my hand this 
7th off Ffebruary 1683/4 ' Ffrancis Coomes 

Witness 

Theophilus Phillips 
Henry Mayle A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Bee it known unto all men by theese presents that 
I Edward Hunt within mentioned have doe & by theese 
presents alienate asign and make over all my right title 



Jamaica, Long Island 327 

& interest off this within written bill off sale unto my 
brother John Hunt as his own proper good & due right 
I say ffrom mee & mine ffor ever to him ye sd John Hunt 
& his ffor ever in true perfformance off this my deed I 
set to my hand this 20th off March 1685 
Witness Edward Hunt 

Theophilus Phillips 

Henry Mayle A true coppy off ye originall as- 

signment by mee 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Looke in page 72 where ye origall deed off Ffrancis 
Coomes is recorded 

Page 507 

To all Christian peopell to whome this prsent wright- 
inge shall come I William Foster of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Longe Island send greettinge — Wheras there 
is a certaine parcell ore tract of land sittuatt lyinge and 
beinge in ye Little Neck within the boundes of Jamaica 
aforsaid containinge by estimation twenty acers be it 
more ore less w"** sd land frontes to the highwaye one 
the rear of the south lottes adjoyninge on ye west side 
to the lott of Thomas Wiggens Seanor and one ye east 
to ye lott of Samuell Messenger beinge in all sixty rood 
square Know yea that I the abovesd William Ffoster 
for a vallewable consideration unto me in hand paid and 
secured to be paid have allined bargined & sould & by thes 
presents doe from me my heirs excejietors adminesstra- 
tors & assignes allin bargain & sell the aforsaid recitted 
parcell or tract of upland with all the fencinge & timber 
standinge or lyinge ther upon unto Thomas Wiggens 
Junor of Jamaica aforsaid his heires excetors administrs 
or assignes to have and to hould the said land and prem- 
ises unto ye sd Thomas Wiggens Junor his heires excets 
administs or assignes unto ye propor use benifitt & be- 
houf of him ye sd Thomas Wiggens Junor his heirs & 
assignes for ever & I doe herby further oblige my heires 
to warrent the salle of ye sd land and premises & will 



328 Records of the Town of 

justefy & maintain ye same against any claim or claimes 
pretence or pretences of any person ore persons what- 
soever in wittnes wherof I have herunto sett to my hand 
& seall this 16 day of Febrauary 1683/4 
Signed & sealled and dellivered William X Fostor O 
in presence of 

Peter Smith A trew coppy of ye origonall 

Mary X Smith pr Samll Ruscoe 

the mark of Clarke 

Page 508 
Zachary Mills his deed off sale ffrom Susan Messenger 
Bee it known unto all men by theese presents y* I Susana 
Messenger off Jemaica on Long Island in Queens County 
doe make over sell & confBrm unto Zacharia Mills five 
acres off land in ye Town off Jemaica bounded on ye 
west by Thomus Wiggins on east ye high way south by 
Samuell Denton on ye north ye high way ffrom ye Town 
to ye bever pond being in consideration off five acres 
off land to bee taken up upon ye rite off the afforesd 
Zachariah Mills off ye Town & place above mentioned 
the which exchange was made by ye aforesd Zachariah 
& Samuell Messenger in his liffe time being ye deceased 
husband oft' ye afforesd Susannah but not conflSrmed by 
writing I say I Susannah Messenger doe confirm the 
aforesd exchange made between my deceased husband 
Samll Messenger & Zachariah Mills aforsd & doe make 
over sell give grant & confirm from mee my heires exe- 
cutors administrators or assigns unto Zachariah Mills 
afforesd his heires or assigns ye land above mentioned 
ffully & ffreely discharged ffrom all ft'ormer sales giffts 
grants dowries leases uses intailm*^ joint heires morgages 
judgments ffines or amerciaments or any other incum- 
brances what soever had made comitted in writeing 
wittingly or willingly suffered or done by ye aforesd 
Susannah Messenger or her heires or assignes or by any 
off hers or there meanes or consents in conffirmation off 



Jamaica, Long Island 



329 



ye premises I doe herunto set my hand & seal this 26th 
off March in ye year off our Lord 1686 
Signd seald & delivered Susannah X Messenger O 

her mark 

o 

Being done by ye consent 
off us Jonas Wood & Richard 
Jones overseers off ye estate 
off Samll Messenger deceased 



in ye presence off us 
Jonas X Wood 

his mark 
Richard Jones 



A true coppy by 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Page 509 
The deed on ye other side mentioned was acknowledged 
beffore mee Daniell Whitehead 



Wee Zachariah Mills & Abigaill Mills doe assigne all 
our right interest & title off ye within written bill off 
sale ffrom us our heires executors administrators or as- 
signes unto our son Thomus Darling his heires executors 
administrators or assignes ffor ever as witness our hands 
this eleventh of June in ye year off our Lord 1686 being 
upon a valuable consideration alreddy received 



Witnessed by us 
Isaac Mills 
Richard Jones 



Signed by 
Zachariah X Mills 
Abigail Mills 
A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 



Att a Town Mettinge November ye 25 1700 it was 
voatted and concluded that if any gades shall be pounded 
& not redemed within four dayes that then such gades 
or gade shall be sould att a publicque outcre and if the 
owner of such gades shall cume within a twelvemonth 
to redeme such gades he shall have them payeinge the 
same price as was giveen by him that bought them with 



330 Records of the Town of 

such resonabl charges as shall be agreed upon betwixt 
them or as indefferent persons choasen betwixt them 
shall judge pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Town Mettinge held December ye 12 1700 ther 
was aded by a publique voat thre other Townsmen or 
Trustees beinge by name Justice Nicolos Everett Jonos 
Wood and Richard Oldfeld unto Cap*" Hope Carpenter 
Leftenant Thomas Smith and Nathaniell Denton which 
were choasen before Pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 510 

Theese presents testify an agreement betwixt Mr. 
Daniell Whitehead & William Creed on ye one part & 
Jeremiah Hubbard all of Jemaica in Queens County on 
ye other as followeth — The sd Mr. W'hitehead & William 
Creed have exchanged w* ye sd Jeremiah Hubbard ten 
acres of land which ten acres of land exchanged by Mr. 
Whitehead & Mr. Creed is ye halff off a twenty acre lot 
which was layd out to Henry Townsend off Oisterbay 
ye sd ten acres lieth on the north side off ye road y* 
goes from Jemaica to Hemstead bounded on ye east w* 
Mr. Whiteheads & William Creeds land on ye north w* 
Jonathan Dean on ye west w* Richard Rodes his land & 
ye south w* ye sd highway which sd ten acres of land ye 
sd Jeremiah Hubbard his heires & assignes is to have 
hold & enjoy ffor ever & the sd Jeremiah in considera- 
tion of the premises is to give unto ye sd Mr. Whitehead 
and William Creed ten acers off land which they are to 
take up upon ye sd Jeremiah Hubbards right when they 
please for them their heires & assignes to have hold & 
enjoy ffor ever that this is our act & deed wee testify 
by setting too our hands & seals this 15th day of De- 
cemb*^ Annoq Domini 1686 

Signd seald & delivered Daniell Whitehead O 

before us William Creed O 

Gersham Moore Jeremiah \ ^ 

Danll Denton Hubbard / 



Jamaica, Long Island 331 

A true coppy off ye originall deed 

by mee Danll Denton 

Cler 
Page 511 

Thes presents witneseth that I John Mane inhabetant 
in Jamaica in ye North Rydinge of Yorkshier upon Longe 
Island have sould and doe herby bargain and sell unto 
and make over & confirm unto Thomas Higame of Hemp- 
sted of ye same shire a sartaine a sartain howes that was 
formorly Ephreim Pollmors with ye foure acres of land 
therunto belonginge bounded one the south w*^ Goodman 
Higbees land and Jonathan Stevens one ye east & Good- 
man Wigens on ye north w*** ye hiles one ye west with ye 
hige waye I say I the sd John Man have sould as afor- 
said the said howes & land w*^ ye orchard fenceings and 
all ye prevelidges & apurtenances that now doath or 
her after may apertaine or belonge to ye aforsaid howes 
and land & doe herby warrent this my salle good in law 
& free from all formor morgages entailments or encum- 
brances what ever ocationed by said bill of salle I say I 
doe herby give unto Thomas Highame full & quiaet 
posesione of ye premises howes & land orchard and fences 
and fencings quiattly to in joy for him selfe his heirs & 
assignes as his own propor right without any mollesta- 
tion from me or any person or persons what ever the to 
ye trew & faithfull performance of ye above mentioned 
premises I sett to my hand & seall ye day & yer above 
written John Man O 

Sonsumatted in presence of 
Will X Brinky 

his mark This entered pr 

Benjamin Coe Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 
Page 512 

Know all men by theese presents that I John Stickling 
of Jemaica upon Long Island have sold & by theese 
presents doe sell & make over from my selff my heires 
executors administrators or assignes unto John Carpenter 
of Hemstead on Long Island his heires executors ad- 



332 Records of the Town of 

ministrators or assignes my house and horn lot lying 
between Thomas Smith & Henry Townsends of ye aforesd 
Jemaica w* all ye land belonging to it & twenty acres 
off medow more or less lying at ye hither east neck w* 
all ye housing gardens fences orchards improved lands 
comonage w' all the priveledges improvements proffets 
& immunities belonging thereunto or that hereaffter 
may belong to ye sd lot without any reservation off any 
part or parcell thereoff I say I the aforesd John Stickling 
doe ffor my self my heires & assignes fully & firmly sell 
& make over ye sd lot w* all ye medows & apurtenances 
as before exprest to John Carpender before mentioned 
for him his heires or assignes to have & to hold for ever 
& I doe herby ingage to warrant this my sale free from 
any incumbrance of any person or persons whatsoever 
& to give ye aforesd Carpender quiat possession off ye 
aft'oresd lot w*^ out let or molestation and I doe hereby 
acknowledge y* I have received off ye aforesd John Car- 
pender ffor ye aforesd accomadations valuable considera- 
tion to my full satisffaction and for ye true & absolute 
confirmation of ye premises I have set to my hand & 
scale this eight day off November one thousand six 
hundred sixty ffive in ye seventeenth year of His Majesties 
raigne Charles ye Second of England Scotland France 
& Ireland King as witness my hand ye day & year above 
exprest John X Stickling O 

Signd scald & delivered his mark 

in ye presents off us 
Samuell Smith 
Anthony Waters 



A true coppy off ye originall deed 

by mee Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Page 513 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes preasents shall 
cume Able Galle of Jamaica in Queens County sendeth 



Jamaica, Long Island 333 

greetting Knowe yea that I the abovesd Able Galle 
for severall good considerations and casses me therunto 
moveing but more easspeatially for the natuerall love 
and fatherly reaspect that I doe beare unto ray well- 
beloved sone John Galle doe give grant quitte claime re- 
leass make over & confirme and make over ajkd by thes 
presents doe acknowledg to have frome mee my heires 
exceketors adminesstrators & assignes a sartain devition 
of land layd out to me the said Able Galle in a plase 
comonly called the Little Necke lyinge for thirty sixe 
acers more ore less with all my share & devition of 
meadow boath saltt and freshe lyinge in ye sd Necke with 
all and singuler the prevelidges profitts benifitts enlarg- 
ments & injoyments that now are or shall for ever be- 
longe or appertaine therto with all timber trees standing 
or lying upon the same the which sd upland as abovesd 
and meadow as bounded west by the mille river & south 
by ye sandy swampe & east by the highe waye goeing to 
ye East Necke I say that I the abovesd Able Galle have 
with Dinah my wiffe giveen granted quitt claimed realest 
enfeoft made over & confirmed unto my abovesd sone 
John Galle ye same with all & every partt & parcell 
therof to have and to houlde to him ye abovesd John 
Galle his heires exceketors adminesstrators & assignes 
for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye only proper 
use benifitt & behoffe of him ye sd John to ockepy poses 
& injoy as his own free right of inherretance and the 
same shall and will forever warrant and defend against 
any formor salles gifts morgages leasses intanglements 
what ever and any claime or claimes from any person 
or persons whatever laying claim therto with a warrentee 
to defend the same with all & every partt & parcell therof 
against any property intrest claime or demand from me 
the above said Able Galle my heires exceketors admines- 
trators for ever in confirmation wherof I the abovesd 
Able Galle doe bind my self my heires exceketors ad- 
minestrators & assignes for ever by setting to my hand 
& seall this sixt day of January in ye fourth yeare of 



334 Records of the Town of 

Their Majsts raignes and in the yeare of our Lord Christ 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty two 
Signed sealled & dellivered Able X Galle O 

in presence of his marke 

John Harrisson 

Samll Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye orrigonall deed 

of sail or givft entered pr 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 514 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Daniell Whithead of Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nassaw gentlman sendeth greettinge 
Know yea that I Daniell Whithead with Abigail my wife 
for severall good resons considerrations & casses us and 
each of us therunto moveing but more easspeatily for a 
vallewable sattisf action to us in hand allredy payd ore 
secured to be payd by John Snedekur of ye abovesd 
Towne Island and County ye receipt wherof we the sd 
Daniell & Abigaill Whithead doe herby owne & acknowl- 
edge to be therwith contented sattisfyed and paid & therof 
and therfrome doe for ever acquitt exonoratte and dis- 
charge ye abovesd John Snedekur his heires excecutors 
& adminesstrators & assignes of & from any further 
claime ore demand for any part ore parcell therof have 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted released quitte 
claimed enfeoft bargined made over and sould and by 
thes presents doe acknowledge to have from us our heires 
excecutors & adminestrators fully & absolutly giveen 
granted covenanted allinatted releast quit claimed enfeoft 
bargined made over and sould unto the aforsd John 
Snedekur his heires exceketors adminesstrators and as- 
signes a certain pece ore parcell of meadow cittyuatt 
lyeinge & beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica abovesd 
beinge att a place comonly known by the name of Ould- 
felds Island sd meadow beinge the one third part of the 
devition of meadow belongeinge to me ye sd Daniell 
Whithead there in sd necke as is allredy devided the other 
two thirds one reserved to my self yeatt & ye other. third 



Jamaica, Long Island 335 

belongeinge to Garrett Luberttson & this sd third beinge 
ye upermoust beinge bounded as followeth east by 
Theodorus Pollhellmas lott bought by him from John 
Stewartt & south by Hendrick Lott west by Garrett 
Luberttson & north bounded by ye creek callexl the 
Crooked Creek all which sd pece ore parcell of meadow 
beinge salt I ye abovesd Daniell with Abygaill my wife 
have as abovsd sould to the aforsd John Snedekur with ye 
eaquall part or proportion of land belongeinge to sd third 
soe sould in sd neck to have and to hould ockepy posses & 
injoy for ever & ye same to be and remaine to ye only 
propor use benefit and behoufe of him ye abovesd John 
Snedekure his heires & assignes free & clerly discharged 
of & from all formor salles givfts morgages leasses or 
any other intanglements whatt ever with a warrente 
to defend ye same against any intrest proporty claime 
ore demand from me ye sd Daniell & Abegaill my wiffe 
our heires excecketors & adminestrators for ever & from 
all & any other person or persons layinge any just claime 

Page 515 
therto in testymoney wherof we sett to our hands and 
afixe our scales this twenty ninth day of July in ye 
eaight yeare of His Majsts reigne & in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred ninty & sixe 
Signed scald & dellivered Daniell Whitthead O 
in presence of Abigaill X Whithead O 

John Jackson her mark 

Samll Ruscoe 

Memorandam that on ye 3d day of Julley 1696 then 
appered before John Jackson Esquer one of His Majesties 
Justices of ye Peace for Queens County ye within named 
Cap*'' Whitthead & Abigaill his wife and acknowledged 
this deed of conveiance to be their vollontary act & deed 

John Jackson Justice 



A trew coppy pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



336 Records of the Town of 

Att a Towne Mettinge held at Jamaica January ye 
4th 1698/9 it was ordered that John Oke shall have 
liberty to set up a good suffitiant pound in the most 
convenient place nere to the Beaver Pond and to be 
punder to the same soe longe as he shall see good he 
rendringe and payinge to ye sd Towne for the Towns 
use twenty shillinges a yeare in good current sillver 
moneys of this Province for every yeare that he shall 
keep ye same and when he shall leave of the keepinge of 
sd pound to leave it in good sofitiant repaire and the sd 
John Oke is to have the same fees as has ben costomaryly 
payd for poundage of every creater & the said John 
Oky doth herby engage to have the same pound made 
and done by the last of Marche next and sett in such 
place as abovesd & to perform the conditions aforsd — 

By ordor of ye Towne 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att the same Town Metting it was agred by voat that 
John Oke Richard Oldfeld and Theodoras Pollhelmas & 
Daniell Smith Seanor shall forth take all dillegent care 
in goeinge about amongst the neaibourhod to see what 
money can be raised by a free-will offeringe for the buld- 
inge of ye church in the Towne of Jamaica to make re- 
turne to ye Towne of what sum can be raised 

Page 516 
Theese presents testify an agreement made this 29th 
off January 1686/7 betwixt Wait Smith & William Sallier 
both off Jemaica in Queens County as ffolloweth (viz) 
the sd Wait Smith hath exchanged a piece off medow with 
yes Will Sallier which sd medow exchanged w* Will: 
Sallier lyeth in ye hither East Neck above the causee 
being ffresh medow which sd ffresh medow belongs to 
Joseph Smith & Wait Smith aforesd ffrom ye sd causee 
upward all ye medow lyng on ye west side of ye crick 
belongin to ye sd Joseph & Wait ye afforesd Wait Smith 
doth ffully ffreely & absolutely give alienate exchange 



Jamaica, Long Island 337 

& make over ffrom himselff his heires & assignes all his 
share & proportion off ye aforesd medow to William 
Sallierd afforesd for him his heires & assignes to have & 
to hold posses & enjoy ffor ever in consideration whereoff 
ye sd William Sallier doth ffor himself his heires & as- 
signes exchang give alienate & make over unto ye sd Wait 
Smith halff a five acre lot lyng on ye ft'urther east neck 
being bounded on ye east w* ye Ludloms & on ye west w* 
ye widdow Ashmans medow which sd five acre lot ye sd 
Sallier is to devide & Wait Smith to choose — the one 
halff off ye sd medow so devided the sd Wait Smith is 
himselff his heires or assignes to have & to hold posses 
& enjoy ffor ever the sd Wait Smith & Will Sallier en- 
gaging by theese presents to warrant & maintain this 
medow each to other now exchanged good in law & ffree 
ffrom all sales or incumbrances that this is our act & deed 
wee testiffy by setting too our hands & seals the day & 
year above written 

Signd seald & deliverd Wait Smith (Seal) 

before us William X Sallier (Seal) 

Danll Denton his mark 

Hannah X Denton 
her mark 

Page 517 
Theese presents testiffy an agreement made betwixt 
John Man & Hope Carpenter both off Jemaica in Queens 
Countj^ as ffolloweth (viz) That whereas ye sd John 
Man & Hope Carpenter have each of y" five acres off 
medow in ye hither east neck so called joyning together 
it is agreed upon y* ye sd medow shall bee equally de- 
vided betwixt them so y* each man may have an equall 
share yet so y* both off y"' hold that side or place in ye 
medow they enjoyed before this devission and ffurther it 
is agreed upon that John Man shall have eight acres off 
upland out off Hope Carpenters next devission of land 
ffor his own proper right & inheritance to ye sd John 
Man ffor himselff his heires or assignes to have hold & 
enjoy ffor ever ffree ffrom all sutes morgages or demands 
what soever ffrom ye sd Hope Carpenter his heires or 



338 Records of the Town of 

assignes or any other person or persons by ffrom or under 
them and this agreement to put a full & absolute period 
to all former differences or pretences by ye sd John 
Man to any priveledge off land ffrom Hope Carpenters 
five acres off medow before mentioned that this is our 
mutuall agreement wee testiffy by subscribing our hands 
& scales this 12th day off January Annoq Domini 1687/6 
Signd seald & deliverd John Man O 

before us Hope Carpenter O 

Danll Denton 
Benjamin Thurstone A true coppy by mee 

Danll Denton 
Ffeb' ye 10th 1687/6 Cler 

Page 518 

August 28 1685 

Know all men by theese presents that I John Johnson 
of Jemaica in Queens County doe alienate bargaine & 
sell & by theese presents have ffrom me my heires execu- 
tors administrators & assignes covenanted alienated 
bargained & sould unto Edward Burrous off Jemaica in 
ye County aforesd ye right off priveledge y* shall arise 
ffrom this date to three acres & three quarters off medow 
according to ye devissions of ye Town y* is to bee under- 
stood all devissions off lands that shall ffrom time to 
time be agreed upon by ye Town to bee layd out arising 
from ye aforesd three acres & three quarters of medow 
I say y* I ye sd John Johnson doe fully & absolutely sell 
& make over unto ye sd Burous his heires executors ad- 
ministrators or assignes all ye above mentioned priveledge 
of three acres & three quarters of medow y* any wayes 
may appertain or hereaffter arise or belong to ye same it 
being ye same y* I ye sd Johnson bought of Peeter String- 
ham to have & to hold ffor ever without let or hinderance 
& doe warrant ye same ffree from any fformer sales giffts 
morgages or any other intanglements & likewise I doe 
ingage to deffend this my sale good in law free ffrom any 
ffurther claim or claims from any person or persons what- 
ever forrain invasion excepted to ye true performance 



Jamaica, Long Island 339 

whereoff I the sd John Johnson doe bind my selff by sub- 
scribing my name & setting too my seal in ye first year of 
ye raigne of our Soveraign Lord James ye Second oif 
England Scotland Ffrance & Ireland King Defender off 
ye Faith &c. I ye sd Johnson doe acknowledge to have 
received full satisffaction off Burous ffor ye w* in written 
premises John X Johnson 

Signd seald & deliverd his mark 

in ye presence off 
Daniell Whithead 

Samll Ruscoe Recog: cozam mei 2d Dec. 1685 

John Palmer 

A true coppy by mee Danll Denton 

Cler 

Page 519 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greeting know yea that I ye abovesd William 
Creed for severall good resons & casses me therunto 
moveinge but more esspeatily for a vallewable sattisfac- 
tion to me in hand paid by Thomas Smith Junor belonge- 
ing to ye same Towne & County ye receipt wherof I doe 
herby own & acknowledge to be therwith contented sat- 
tisfyed & paid & doe therof & therfrom acquit exoneratte 
& discharge the abovesd Thomas Smith his heirs excecu- 
tors & assignes from any further claim ore demand for 
any part ore parcell therof have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated released enfeofed bargined made over 
and sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg to have 
from mee my heirs excecutors & assignes giveen granted 
covenanted allinated releast enfeoft bargined made over 
& sould unto ye abovesd Thomas Smith his heirs excecu- 
tors & assignes a certain pece of upland lyinge & beinge 
within ye bounds of Jamaica containinge five acers more 
ore less beinge bounded as followeth on the east by Mr. 
Daniell Whithead south with the comon rood west 
by ye land of ye sd Thomas Smith & north by Anthony 
Waters all which sd pece of or parcell of land as it is above 



340 Records of the Town of 

bounded & exsprest and lyeth within fence together 
with all howesings orchyards prevelidge & approvements 
therupon ore therunto belongeinge I the abovesd WilHam 
Creed have as abovesd sold as abovesd unto ye aforsd 
Thomas Smith his heirs & assignes to have and to hould 
for ever & ye same to be & remaine to ye only propor use 
benifit & behouf of him ye sd Thomas Smith his heires 
& assignes to ockepy posses & injoy free & frely discharged 
of & from all formor salles salles givfts morgages ore 
any ether intanglements whatever & the same shall & 
will by thes presents warrent and defend against any 
intrest proporty claime ore demand frome mee ye sd 
William Creed my heirs excecutors & assignes ore any 
other person ore persons what ever in wittnes wherunto 
I sett to my hand & seall this thirtenth day of June in 
ye seventh yeare of His Majesties reigne & in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thowsand sixe hundred ninty 
& five William Creed O 

Signed sealled and dellivered 
in presence of 

Able X Galle A treew coppy of ye orridgonall 

Samuell Ruscoe deed entered in ye Register for 

Jamaica pr Samll Ruscoe 

March 16 1697/8 Clark 

Page 520 
Theese presents testify y* wee Thomas Smith Senr & 
Elias Baylie both of Jemaica in Queens County have 
made an exchange of land as ffolloweth The sd Thomas 
Smith doth exchange with & give alienate & make over 
unto ye aforesd Elias Baylie ffrom himself his heires & 
assignes ten acres off land lying & being within ye bounds 
off Jemaica & bounded on ye east side by ye path y* 
goes to ye mill & on ye north by ye land off Elias Baylie 
& on ye south by ye land off John Baylie & on ye west 
by Elias Baylies land which sd ten acres off land together 
w* ye trees timbers & appurtenances ye sd Elias Baylie 
his heires executors & assignes is to have & to hold possess 
& enjoy ffor ever: In consideration off which ten acres 



Jamaica, Long Island 341 

of land the aforesd Elias Baylie doth exchange w* alienate 
& make over unto ye sd Thomus Smith Sen"" ffrom him 
ye sd Elias his heires or assignes ten acres off land lyng 
& being westward w* in ye bounds of Jemaica & bounded 
on ye east by John Oldffield Senr & on west by Garret 
Johnsons land y* hee bought off Jonathan Baylie & on ye 
south by a high way & on ye north by Samll Deans 
land which sd ten acres off land together w' ye trees tim- 
ber & appurtenances thereupon or thereunto belonging 
ffor him the sd Thomus Smith his heires executors or 
assignes to have & to hold possess occupy & enjoy ffor 
ever & ye sd Thomus & Elias engage each to other to 
maintain this exchange good in law against any person or 
persons lawffully claiming any interest to ye afforesd 
land that this is our act & deed wee testiffy by setting 
too our hands & seals this twentieth day off Ffebr Annoq 
Domini 1687/6 

Signd seald & deliverd Thomas X Smith (Seal) 

before us his mark 

William X Foster Elias Bayles , (Seal) 

his mark 
Danll Denton 

Page 521 
Devitions of land layd outt to Daniell Whitthead 
by John Ouldfeld Sam. Smith & Daniell Denton in the 
first devition ye sixth lott frunting upon ye plains & plain 
hollow: in ye second devition ye 28th lotte lyinge be- 
twen the mill & ye plain rune one ye east side of Free- 
mans path— ye west devition fronting upon ye ould 
Towne path against the spring — as allso one trackt of 
land bounded westward by the haw tree path & east- 
ward by the haw tree hollow ye land layd laid out upon 
ye east side of sd hollow north ward wher ye hollow & 
path meetts & southward by ye ould fence — allsoe laid 
outt to John Hanson twenty acres by Samuell Smith 
John Bayles & Waitt Smith & allsoe one pece or trak 
of land aioining to said Whittheads fivety accor Lott of 
land bought outt of Hampsteed bounds and soe runs 
west into ye Longe Poynt which runes into ye Little 



342 Records of the Town of 

Plaines as will apper by marked trees — as allsoe one 
peee of land bounded west & south by ye said Whitt- 
heads land & east by Fremans path & north by ye hollow 
— and lyinge att ye end of ye Millers neke — as allsoe one 
slipe of land lyinge betwen ye mill stream and ye path 
thatt leads to ye Little Plains begining att the bridge and 
Tuning east till it meett with a small lott laid laid outt 
to Mr. William Nicolls — as allsoe one pece of land 
bounded eastward by Jonathan Watters north by Doros 
Pollhellmas west by Flattbush south by ye path — as 
allsoe one lott of land lyinge betwen Mr. Pruden and 
Anthony Watters formorly laid outt to Hendrike Lott 
he haveing his land now in another place — all which 
abovesd trackts and parcells of land belonging to ye 
abovesd Daniell Whitthead upon account of his ould 
devitions ye four last devitions and land purchased of 
other persons — 

Thes abovesd partts & parcells of land enttered by 
ordor of ye survayors of ye Towne the 2d day of Octobr. 
1694 pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Bogge meadow belonginge to Daniell Whithead is as 
followeth — All ye bogges & boggye meadow in ye millers 
neck & one ye south side of the same adjoyning to ye 
same — as allsoe one small pece one ye west side of ye 
mill streame runing northward soe far as his land goes as 
allsoe one pece bounded northward by Samuell Barker 
& southward by the cow pasteur or salt meaddow — 

This entered pr Sam Ruscoe 
December 3d 1696 Clarke 

Page 522 
Theese presents testiffy that I Samuell Davis of Je- 
maica in Queens County ffor & in good consideration 
mee thereunto moving & more especially for full satis- 
ffaction alreddy received off my ffather Ffulk Davis off 
ye Towne afforesd doe by theese presents ffully & firmly 
give grant alienate bargain sell & make over unto my 



Jamaica, Long Island 343 

afforesd ffather Fulk Davis his heires executors adminis- 
trators & assignes that house & home lot y* my ffather 
now Hves on which I bought fformerly off my ffather to- 
gether w* ye barn orchard ffencings & improvements as 
alsoe five acres off meadow more or less lying in ye ffurther 
east neck as alsoe all ye prevelidges & appurtenances 
belonging to ye sd medow w* ye priveledge off taking up 
such lands as now doe or hereaffter shall bee by vertue 
off a Town order due to bee taken up upon ye right off 
ye sd meadow excepting onely fiveteen acres off land 
fformerly taken up upon ye sd right now in possession 
off ye sd Samll Davis all which house homestead barn 
orchard & meadow together w* all ye ffencings priveledges 
& improvements thereupon or thereunto belonging ye 
sd Samuell Davis doth ffully ffreely & absolutely sell 
& make over unto his ffather Ffulk Davis aforesd ffor him 
his heires executors & assignes to have hold possess & 
enjoy ffor ever & ye sd Samuell Davis doth by theese 
presents engage to maintain ye sd sale to his sd ffather 
& doth by theese presents renounce & surrender all 
claimes pretences right title & interest ffrom mee or my 
heires executors or assignes unto ye sd land or meadow 
ffor ever that this is my act & deed I testiffy by .setting 
too my hand & seal this twenty flBrst day off August 
Annoq Domini 1685 

Signd seald & deliverd Samuell X Davis O 

before us his mark 

Elizebeth X Davis Mary Davis 

her mark 
Danll Denton Senr 

Page 523 
A true coppy off ye deed on ye other side witt by 
mee Danll Denton 

Clerk 

The within written deed acknowledged before me 

Danll Whitehead 

That is ye deed on ye other side 



344 Records of the Town of 

Att a melting held att Jamaica January ye first 1693/4 
in ordor to the bidding a metting howes for ye Towne 
of Jamaica ther was choassen John Owkea Samll Deine 
Samll Denton Cap^" Carpenter & John Smith which 
abovesd five men are to devid ye Towne into five squa- 
drans and to see timber and stones & Hme all gotten and 
fitted proportionably as shall be nessesary for sd worke 

Sam Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Att a Towne mettinge called by ordor from ye Justices 
of this County att Jamaica Ffebr. ye 17 1693/4 in ordor 
to ye chois of two vestrey men prsuant to an act of 
Assembley — Nehemiah Smith and William Creed was 
choassen to be vestrey men for Jamaica and to mett 
with ye rest of ye vestrey men from ye other towns with 
full power with ye rest to chose two church wardens and 
to ackt as the sd act of Assembley derickts & to meett 
on Tuesday next from this datte pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Memorandam that on the fivfth day of January 1698/7 
it was by the survaiors 

This may certify y* John Wesson & May Messenger 
were married this day shewinge me a certificatte of their 
bans published accordinge to custome under the hand 
of Joseph Smith Esqr one of Hur Majsts Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County in Nassau Island att Jamaica 
in ye sd County by me Ed win? Mott 

A trew coppy pr Samll Ruscoe 
November ye 11 — 1702 Clark 

Page 52Jf. 
Att a Towne Mettinge held att Jamaica October the 
2d thes men were chossen and concluded upon by voat 
for — 



Jamaica, Long Island 345 

Att a Towne Mettinge held January the fivft 1697/8 
William Creed was choassen to be Superavisor for this 
Towne of Jamaica to mett with ye rest of ye Superavizers 
acording to ye act — 

Att the same mettinge it was agreed and concluded 
by voatt that ther shall be a church erected and bult 
in this Towne and to begine sd worke this next Springe 
in March ore soneer & soe to follow sd worke with all 
care & dilligence that may be untill it be ffinished 

Att a Towne Metting called acordinge to order att 
Jamaica Aprill the 15 1698 Mr. Edward Burro wes was 
by a publicque voat choasen Constable for this present 
year or till another shall be choasen in his roome 

Att the same Meettinge Hope Carpenter Jonos Wood 
and Benjamin Thirston was choasen Towtismen for this 
present yeare or till others are choasen in ther roumes 
and to act & perform all such trust & care as belonges 
to that oflBce & plase 

Att the same mettinge Joseph Smith and Lefftenant 
Thomas Smith was choasen Assesors for this yeare 

Att the same mettinge Daniell Smith sone to Samuell 
Smith of this Towne was choasen Collector to collect & 
performe that office according as the law derrects for the 
yeare 

Att the same mettinge the peopell and inhabetants of 
this Town did publicqly signify their redines & willing- 
enes for the continuinge Mr. Hubert t our present 
minester in the worke of ye minestrey amongst us by 
holding up their hands in a publicq voat 

All thes abovesd orders signed & past 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Page 525 

Att a Towne Mettinge held March the 21 1695/6 

Joseph Smith Juner Ellias Bayles & John Wollsey are 

choasen to be Townesmen for this present yere or till 

others are choasen in their roumes to loock after and se 



346 Records of the Town of 

such orders and rules as are & shall be made in this Towne 
shall be dewly putt in practice in their time — 

By order of ye Towne Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att ye same mettinge Nehemiah Smith and Nath 
Denton are choasen to be fence vewers for the east end 
of this Towne to ye midle of ye sd Towne to vew all out 
sid fences by the and Theodorus Pollhellmas and Fredrick 
Hendrickson are likewis choasen to be fens vewers for 
ye west end of ye sd Town to vew all ye out sid fences for 
this present yeare — and all peopell are herby requierd 
to make their fences good fitt to be vewed by ye midle of 
Aprell next and wher ther is or shall be complaint mad of 
insid fences the abovesd vewers shall be sent for to 
vew ye sam & ye parti or parties defeited shall pay ye 
charge of ye vewinge and wheras a formor ordor of this 
Town did agree that a four rail fence good shall be 
acounted a sufitiant fence it is votted and agreed upon at 
this sd metting that any other good sobstaintial fence 
aquevelent to a four raill fence shall be demed a good 
lawfull fence for sd Towne — Att ye same mettinge Waitt 
Smith was choasen Constable for this present yere or till 
another be choasen in his roume — ye men appoynted to 
bulk ye boges return 101 acers pr Sam Ruscoe 

Att a Town Mettinge held Aprill ye last 1697 Cap'" 
Carpenter & Samuell Denton were choasen Assesors for 
ye yeare inshuinge 

Att ye same mettinge Willm Creed was choasen Col- 
lector for ye sd yeare inshuing 

Att same metting Edward Burrowes was choasen 
Constable for the enshuing yeare or till another be choasen 
& sworn in his rome — Likewis then Jonas Wood Joseph 
Smith Juner & John Wollsey was chosen Townsmen 
for sd yeare to act & perform all such care & charge as 
becoms that office & place 



Jamaica, Long Island 347 

Page 526 

November y !^5tli 1686 

Know all men by theese presents y* I Samuell Matthews 
planter & inhabitant in Queens County appertaining to 
ye Province off New York have & by vertue hereoff doe 
barter bargain alienate & make over by way off exchange 
unto George Wolsy Junr planter & inhabitant at Jemaica 
in ye County afforesd a certain parcell off upland ad- 
joy ning to my homested at ye bever pond that is to say 
all ye land appropriated & layd out to mee y* lieth west- 
ward off a certain ffence which runs cross my homestead 
above my dwelling house & piece off land y* was planted 
w* Indian corn this last year ye sd ffence running straight 
upon a line cross ye lot above y* is westward off ye sd 
Indean stalks all ye land westward which hath been ap- 
propriated & layd out to mee bee it more or less I have 
bartered bargained alienated & made over ffrom mee my 
heires executors or administrators ffor ever unto George 
Woolsy Junior w* all ye ffencing improvement and priv- 
eledges belonging to ye sd land to have & to hold as his 
own proper & absolute right ffor & in consideration 
off a certain tract off land lying in ye south woods towards 
Chasmoores Island which quantity off land being as 
layd out fforty ffive acres which land ye abovesd Mathews 
doth acknowledge hee hath alredy received in ffull 
satisffaction according to agreement wherefore ye sd 
Mathews doth by vertue off theese presents & ffrom ye 
date hereoff give unto ye sd George Woolsy peaceable 
& quiet possession off ye abovesd land as witness my 
hand subscribed ye day & date above mentioned 
Signed & seald Samuell X Mathews O 

in ye presence off us test. his mark 

John Prudden Susan X Mathews O 

Danll Denton her mark 

A true coppy by mee Danll Denton 

Cler 



348 ' Records of the Town of 

Page 527 

Joseph Thurstons land entered — 

One howes & lott lyinge & beinge next to the hills 
William Ffoster lyinge to ye south of it beinge sixten 
acres more or less fiveten acres of meadow as it lyeth in 
ye hether east necke and ye Longe Neck as it was layd 
outt more or less more one pece of upland lyinge and 
beinge att ye uper end the lott formorly Andrew Mes- 
engers Seanor — four acers more in ye east devition in num- 
ber — more betwixt ye Little Plaine Rune & ye mill — ye 
west devition lying in number 

Daniell Messengers deed to Mr. Nicolas Everett in 

page 310 

Fredricks Hendriks land in page 267 

Isack Brokar deed to Johanas Williamson in page. . 358 
Johanas Williamsons deed to John Snedekur in page . 359 

William Creeds deed to Ram Dorlant in page 286 

Hope Carpenters deed to Samll Carpenter is in 

page 197 

Page 528 
To all Christian peopell to whom theese presents 
shall come I Richard Rodes off Jemaica in Queens County 
send greeting Now know yee y* I ye sd Richard Rodes 
ffor good consideration mee thereunto moving & more 
especially for a valuable consideration in hand payd or 
secured to be payd have given granted aliened bargained 
sold enfeoffed & confirmed & by theese presents doe give 
grant alien bargain sell enfeoffe & confirm unto Capt. 
John Carpenter & his son Samuell Carpenter both off ye 
sd Town & County a certain tract off land lyng & cituate 
w* in ye bounds off Jemaica aforesd containing ten acres 
more or less as it was layd out by ye surveiors & is bounded 
on ye south by Hemstead rode & easterly by Jeremiah 
Hubbards land westerly by Jonathan Deans land & 
northerly by ye land off Jonathan Dean & Jeremiah Hub- 
bard together w* all ye trees timber possession improve- 
ments priveledge & appurtenances thereupon or there- 



Jamaica, Long Isi^V-ND 349 

unto belonging ffor y"" ye sd Capt. John Carpenter & 
Samuell Carpenter their heires executors administrators 
& assignes to have & to hold posess occupy & enjoy ye sd 
ten acres off land as above bounded & exprest ffrom ye 
sd Richard Rodes his heires executors & assignes ffor ever : 
& ye sd Richard Rodes doth ffor himselff his heires & 
assignes ye abovesd ten acres off land with all ye priv- 
eledge possession improvements what soever thereupon 
or thereunto belonging ffrom any claime or claimes ffrom 
any person or persons by ffrom or under mee or upon any 
pretence whatsoever shall & by theese presents doe & 
will ffor ever warrant & deffend ye same that y^ is my act 
& deed I Richard Rodes doe testiffy by setting too my 
hand & scale this second day off November in ye yeare of 
our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty & seaven & in 
ye third year of ye raigne off our soveraigne Lord James 
ye Second by ye grace off God off England Scotland France 
& Ireland King Defender of ye Faith &c. 
Signd seald & deliverd Richard Rodes O 

in ye presence off us 
Nehemiah Smith 
Danll Denton 

Entered by 

Danll Denton 

Clerk 

Page 529 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cum wee William Creed William Whitte & Samuel Ruscoe 
all of Jamaica in Queens County sendeth greetting 
Know yea that wee ye abovesd William Creed William 
Whitte & Samuel Ruscoe for severall good reasons & 
casses us & each of us therunto moveing but more eass- 
peatily for ye sume of sixe & twenty pounds of good cur- 
rant sillver moneys of this Provinse or in good & mer- 
chantable winter wheatt dellivered att ye ffery att York 
eaquevolent therunto in hand paid & secured to be paid 



350 Records of the Town of 

by William Johnson of Fosters Meadow in ye County 
abovesd ye reseipt wherof wee doe herby own & acknowl- 
edg to be therwith contented sattisfyed & paid have 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted enfeofed releast 
bargined & sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg to 
have from us our heires exceketors adminestr'ators & as- 
signes giveen granted covenanted allinatted enfeofed 
releast bargined & sould unto ye abovesd William John- 
son his heires exceketors adminestrators & assignes a 
sartain pece or parcell of upland lying & beinge in ye 
boundes of Jamaica comanly called Quarrellsum Necke 
containing forty acers more or less that is to say William 
Creed hath sould a fforty acer right William Whitt a 
twenty acer right & Samuell Ruscoe a twenty acer right 
ye sd land lying att ye bottom of ye said Necke begin- 
ninge att ye ffence & soe to rune upward on ye east side 
of ye said Necke & soe in bredth acrosse ye Necke leave- 
ing of the high waye sofitiant without any infringment 
theron & from ye fence that bredth to rune upwards 
untill it cume to ye number of fforty acers we say that 
we ye sd William Creed William Whitt & Samuell Ruscoe 
abovesd have as abovesd sould as aforsd all ye abovesd 
pece or parcell of land lyinge as abovesd containing 
forty acers more or less as abovesd unto ye aforsd William 
Johnson his heires exceketors & assignes ye same with 
all privelidges profitts benefitts & timbers trees woods 
underwoods beinge upon ye same to have and to houlde 
for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye only propor use 
benefitt & behouf of him ye sd William his heires & as- 
signes to ockepy posses & injoy ffree & clerly disscharged 
from any formor salles givfts morgages or any incum- 
brances what eaver with a warrentee to defend ye same 
against any claim interest proporty right or demand either 
ffrom us our heirs exceketors or assignes or any person 
or persons from by or under us ore our ordor in wittness 
wherunto wee have herunto sett to our hands & sealls 
this sevententh day of June in ye fivft yeare of their 



Jamaica, Long Island 351 

Majesties reignes & in ye yere of our Lord one thowsand 
sixe hundred ninty two — 

Signed seald & dellivered William Creed O 

in presens of William Whitt O 

IszACKE X Ffrost Samuell Ruscoe O 

his mark 
Garrett X Arrottson A trew coppy of ye orrigdonall 
his mark deed entered in this register 

pr Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 530 
Theese presents testiffy y* I Daniell Denton Senr. 
off Jemaica in Queens County have ffor & in good con- 
sideration mee thereunto moving & more especially ffor 
a valuable consideration in hand payd or secured to bee 
payd have given granted aliened bargained sold & made 
over & by theese presents doe fully £Rrmly & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell enffeoffe & confirm w* ye consent 
off Hannah my wiffe ffrom mee my heires & assignes 
unto John Manford off ye sd Town & County his heires 
or assignes a certain peece off medow containing two 
acers more or less lying at ye Haw-tree Neck it being part 
off y* medow ye sd Danll. Denton bought off Peeter 
Stringam & is bounded on ye south by a creek y* a ditch 
runs into & is Daniell Dentons north bounds betwixt 
him & Ffrancis Combs his medow & is bounded on ye 
north by ye creek near ye boyling spring & westward 
by ye haw tree great creek ye east bounds to run ffrom 
ye afforesd creek to ye head off ye creek by ye boyling 
spring which sd meadow as above bounded & exprest 
ye sd. Danll. Denton hath for himselff his heirs or assignes 
ffully & firmly sold & made over unto John Manford 
abovesd ffor him his heires or assignes to have & to hold 
possess & enjoy ffor ever ffree ffrom all manner off sutes 
sales morgages or incumbrances & ffrom all claims 
will warrant & maintain ye same as witness my hand & 
scale ye 24th off September 1687 

Danll. Denton O 
Hannah Denton O 



352 Records of the Town of 

Signd seald & deliverd 

beffore us Danll. Denton acknowledged 

Jan Lamberson this within written deed to bee 

Mathew X Beadle his act & deed October y 3d '87 
his mark Richard Cornwell 

Recorded by Danll. Denton 

Clark 
Page 531 
Tinithy Milses deed to Peter Whitt is in page . . 381-382 
Mr. Whittheads deed to John Snedekur in page . 514 & 515 
Edward Higbies & Nath Higbies deed to 

Edward Burro wes in pag ...... 272 & 273 & 274 & 275 

Will Creeds deed to John Snedekur in page .... 281 

Thomas Fosters deed to Benjamin Thirston in 

page 287 & 288 

Ellias Bayles deed to Abraham Lott in page . . . 443 

Peter Wittes deed to Ben j amine Thirston in 

page 289 

Daniell Thirstons deed to Benjamin Thirston 

in page 290 

John Freemans deed to Joseph Pleas in page . . . 436 

Joseph Smith & Joseph Pleases deed of ex- 

chainge in page 437 

Joseph Pleases deed to John Smith in page .... 397 

Benjamin Thirstons deed to Samll. Bayles in 

page 433 & 434 

William Oldfelds deed to Samuell Bayles in 

page 434 

Nehamiah Smiths deed to Benjamin Thirston 

in page 291 

Benjamin Thirstons deed to Mr. Whithead in 

page 370 

Benjamin Thirstons deed to Mr. Whitthead in 

page 371 

John Ludlams assignment of Denmans deed to 

Will Ludlam in pag 363 

John Stewards deed to William Ludlam in 

page 364 



Jamaica, Long Island 353 

Nehemiah Smiths deed of givft to Will Ludlam 

in page 364 & 365 

John & Joseph Ludlam s deed to Will Ludlam 

in page 365 

Samuell Darlings deed to Mr. Lenware in 

page 265 

Zacariah Miles deed to Mr. Lenware in page . . 265 & 266 
Samll Miles Junrs deed to Mr. Lenware in 

page 266 

Waitt Smiths deed to Samuell Darling in 

page 245-246 

Samuell Darlinges deed to Joseph Oldfeld in 

page 502-503 

Mr. William Creeds deed to Thomas Smith in 

page 519 

Richard Dentons deed to Ben Thirston in 

page 292 

Joseph Pleases deed of salle to Ben Thirston in 

page 293 

Peter Whitts deed to Ben Thirston in page .... 294 

Thomas Smiths deed to Ben Thirstone in 

page 295 

John Williams deed to Ben Thirston in page . . 295 & 296 
John Smiths deed to Ben Thirston in page .... 296 

Sam Messengers deed to Waitt Smith in 

page 254 & 255 

Samll. Darlinges deed to Waitt in page 255 & 256 

Samll Millses deed to his sone John Mills in 

page 276 & 277 

Nathaniell Dentons bill of sail to Gersham & 

Benj. Wiggens in page 257 

John Rowlessons deed to Freadrick Hendrick- 

son in page 297 

Page 532 

Theese presents testiffy y* I Samuell Ruscoe off 

Jemaica in Queens County for good consideration mee 

thereunto moving & more especially for a sum of mony 

in hand payd or secured to bee payd by Morace Smith 



354 Records of the Town of 

off Ffliishing in ye sd County have given granted aliened 
bargained sold enfeoffed & confirmed & by theese presents 
doe fully fBrnily & absolutely give grant bargain alien 
sell enfeoffe & confirm unto ye sd Morace Smith his 
heires or assignes a quantity off upland containing three 
acres & a halff lying & being in ye old Town Neck w* 
ye bounds off Jemaica which sd three acres & a halff off 
land was Samuell Ruscoes proportion off upland layd 
out to his meadow in ye sd neck by order ffrom ye Town 
which sd land together w* ye timber trees fencing priv- 
eledge & appurtenances thereupon or therunto belonging 
the aft'orsd Samuell Ruscoe doth for himself his heires 
& assignes sell alien & make over unto ye sd Morace 
Smith for him his heires executors & assigns to have & 
to hold possess occupy & enjoy for ever and ye sd Samuell 
Ruscoe doth for himselff his heires & assignes the sd 
three acres & a halff off land as above exprest ffrom any 
person or persons by from or under him claiming any 
interest in ye sd land or upon any pretence whatsoever 
will & by theese shall ffor ever warrant & deft'end ye same 
that this is my act & deed I ye sd Samuell Ruscoe doe 
testiffy by setting too my hand & scale this 13th day off 
January Annoq Domini 1687/8 Samuel Ruscoe O 
Signd seald & deliverd 
in ye presence off 

John X Oldffield Samuell Ruscoe appeard before 

his mark mee ye 9th oft' Febr. 1687 & did 

Dan Denton acknowledge ye above written 

deed off sale to bee his free act. 
Daniell Whitehead 
Justice off ye Peace 

Page 533 
Agreed upon by Samuell Smith off Jemaica in Queens 
County w* his brother Morace Smith off Fflushing in 
ye sd County that ye sd Morace Smith shall have the 
liberty ffor himselff his heires or assignes to ffetch his 
hay thorow his meadow when hee hath occasion dam- 



Jamaica, Long Island 355 

nifFyng ye sd Samuell Smith meadow as litle as hee can 
as witness my hand this 18th off January 1687/8 
Testes Samuell Smith 

Danll Denton 

Clark' 

Att a Town Mettinge cald at Jamaica ye tenth day 
of March 1693/4 Mr. Daniell Whitthead and WilHam 
Creed was a by a genrall voatt of ye persons belonginge 
to ye sd Towne of Jamaica unanamosly choassen and 
depiitted to be aggents for ye sd Towne conserninge 
our bounds and limitts with full & ample power from us 
to defend the same and to end all differances that are 
arrisen or shall arris conserninge ye same by any lawfull 
means as thoas our said agents shall best se meett 

by order of ye abovesd Towne Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Layd out unto John Smith of Jamaica by John Old- 
feld and Samuell Smith layers out for ye sd Jamaica 
forty acers of land being bounded one the south by 
the comon road and on ye south west by William Creed 
& Daniell Whitthead & bounded by Nicolas Everrett 
& Daniel Smith & east bordering upon the Little Plaines 
as allsoe one pece of land more laid out by ye aforsaid 
John Ouldfeld and Samuell Smith to ye said John which 
said land is bounded one ye south by Mr. Whithead and 
William Creed and west by Jonathan Deine and north 
by Waitt Smith and Nicolas Everrett & east by ye abovesd 
land being laid out in ye yeare 1685 

This enterd by order of ye layers out 

by Samuell Ruscoe 

Towne Clarke 
Page 53^ 

To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents shall 
cume Zacariah Milles of Jamaica in Queens County in 
ye Island of Nassaw sendeth Know yea that I Zacariah 
Milles doe for severall good considerations & casses me 
therunto moveinge but more esspeitily for ye love and 



356 Records of the Town of 

respect that I doe bear unto my sone in law Samuell 
Darlinge doe give grant releas make over & confirme & 
by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from me my 
heires excecutors & assignes given granted released 
made over & confirmed unto my abovesd sone in law 
Samuell Darlinge his heires excecutors & assignes all 
my right & devition of upland lying & beinge in the 
midle devition lyinge betwixt Samuell Smith Juner & 
Samuell Ruscoe fronting upon the Little Plaines & att 
ye reare by Samuell Miles and allsoe my right of divition 
lyinge & beinge in ye east divition boath which peces 
of land beinge laid out from a ten acer right of meadow 
as allsoe ye full half of my right upon ye Little Plaines 
& ye half of my right of all bogges belonging to me ye 
said Zacarriah Milles I say that I the abovesd Zacariah 
Miles have as abovesd giveen granted released confirmed 
& made over unto my aforsaid sone in law Samuell 
Darlinge all ye above mentioned peces of upland lying 
as as aforsaid with all & singuler ye priviledges & profitts 
of timbers trees woods under woods standinge or lyinge 
beinge upon ye same together w**" my half right boath of 
bogges & Little Plaines ye same to have & to hould for 
ever & ye same with every partt & parcell therof to be 
& remain to ye only propor use benifitt & behouf of him 
ye said Samuell Darlinge his heires exceketors & assignes 
for ever with out lett fraud or hindrance & ye same shall 
& will warrant & by thes presents for ever defend against 
any intrest property claim or demand from me ye abovesd 
Zacariah Milles my heires exceketors & asignes for ever 
in testemony wherof I sett to my hand & seall this fivft 
day of March in ye sixth year of Their Majesties reignes 
& in ye yere of our Lord Christ 1695 
Signed sealled and delivered Zacariah X Mills O 
in presence of his marke 

Thomas X Galle A trew copy of ye origenall ded 
his marke pr Sam Ruscoe 

Samuell Ruscoe Towne Clarke 



Jamaica, Long Island 357 

Page 535 
Know all men by thes preasents that I George Wollsey 
Elder of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Island of 
Nassau allies Long Island within the Province of New- 
York ffor good considerations other casses witte ye 
me to have sould dyspoased & by vertew herof doe sell 
grant disspoas and make over with ye ffree good will 
and consent of Rebeckah Willsey from us our heires for 
ever unto Joseph Phillips of ye same Towne of Jamaica 
abovesd to him and to his heires or assignes what som- 
ever one acer and a half of meadow land more or less 
and being one the south east side of Jamaica in the 
boundes therof of purchas or pattent being bounded 
beside a littell small lott in ye further east neck bound 
on ye west sid of Cap'" Daniell Whitthead and east side 
by Joseph Phillipes his own meadow land Therfor 
witt ye me I George Willsey with ye consent of my wiffe 
Rebeckah as is abovesd doe by vertew herof ffully and 
ffrely absolutly & clerly give grant sell and disspose & 
confirme too our heires excecutors and adminestrators 
unto ye forsaid Joseph Phillipes his heires his exceketors 
assignes and adminestrators to have and to hould for 
ever the abovesd one acer and half more or less of meadow 
as it is abovesaid to hime and his heirs & assignes to 
enter therwith in possestion and to keep and ockepy 
and labour as his own proper land & herretage from 
ye datte herof and wee bind our selves our heirs that it 
shall be ffree & fully discharged from all formor sealls 
givfts dowers lesses joynters rests annutes uses intaills 
judgments executions fines forfeitturs morgages or any 
claimes or incumbrances what soe ever had made or 
comitted in writting wittingly suffered ' or done by ye 
aforsaid George Wollsey or any of his heires or assignes 
or any other person or persons whatt ever lawfully 
claiming from by and under them or any of them in con- 
firmation of ye trew performance of ye abovesd premises 
I doe sine seall and delliver with my own hand this bill 



358 Records of the Town of 

of salle befor wittneses att Jamaica twenty day of June 
on thowsand sixe hundred ninty & thre 
Signed sealld & dellivered George Woollsey O 
in presence of Rebecka Woolsey 

Andrew Allexander A trew coppy of ye origonoll 
JosiAS WiGGENs by me Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 536 

Fredrick Hendrickson haveing threw up his right 
upon ye hills for other land nere south bounded upon 
ye east by ye path that goes to ye east neck on ye north 
by ye midle swamp and on ye west by great swamp and 
on ye south near ye furthermost swamp — Entered by 
order of ye surveiers pr Zach. Mills 

Agust ye 19—1706 Clerk 

Mr. Daniell Whitehead having threw up his right of 
DoreyPohleamas upon ye hills for other land lying at south 
by ye Long Neck bounded south by ye fence and north 
by ye path that goes to ye East Neck and west by ye sandy 
swamp and east by ye path that goeth to Long Neck — 
Entered by order of ye surveiers pr Zach Mills 

this 19th Agust 1706^ Clerk 

These have resigned up there rights upon ye hills for 
other land 

Capt. Carpinter 
Jno. Carpinter 
Jno. Smith 
Zach. Mills 
Tho. Smith 
Samll Denton 
Jno. Smith 
William Nicolls 
William Orsborne 
Daniell Denton 
Nath Lynas 

A true coppy entered pr. 
Zach Mills 

Clerk 



Jamaica, Long Island 359 

The hill devition of Doras hoven up by Daniel White- 
head for land in ye marsh of ye Long Neck is alotted to 
his son Jonathan Whitehead to mak wp land due him 
as witness our hands this 25th day of January 1709/10 

Samll Smith 
Wait Smith 

A true coppy enterd January ye 25th 1709/10 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 537 

To all Christian people unto whome these presents 
may come or any ways concerne Jonathan Whithead 
of Jamaica in Queens County upon ye Island of Nasaw 
sends greeting Know yea that I ye sd Jonathan White- 
head for divers good casses and reasons me therunto mov- 
ing but more espetially for a valluable some of corrant 
mony of New York to me in hand paid by Samuell Higbee 
of ye Towne Island & County aforsd before ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents ye receit whereof I doe one 
my selfe to be therewith contented and paid & therof 
& therefrom doe exonirat & aquit ye sd Samuell Higbee 
his heirs exeC^^ admin^ from any part or parsill therof 
have giveen granted allinated releast quit clamed infeoft 
made over and sould from me my heirs exec^^ admin^ 
unto ye abovesd Samuell Higbee to him his heirs exec'^ 
admin^ and asignes ye one eaqual halfe of thre lotts of 
land lying in ye Township of Jamaica aforsd formerly 
belonging to Waitt Smifh Johanas Williamson & Hope 
Carpenter which lots are bounded as followeth east by a 
path called Fremans path south by a lott of Hope Car- 
penters west by a high way north by Thomas Everitts 
land all which eaquall half part of land as it is above 
bounded and exprest I ye sd Jonathan Whitehead doe 
owne & acknowlig by these presents to have sould as 
beforesd from me my heirs exec"^^ admin^ unto ye aforsd 
Samuell Higbee his heirs exec" admins & asignes all & 
every of ye above granted primises with their appur- 
tinances together with all timber fencings ways woods 



360 Records of the Town of 

under woods standing lying being upon ye same to have 
and to hold all & every of ye above granted premises 
with their appurtinances to him ye sd Samuell Higby 
and to ye only proper use benifitt and behoof of him ye 
sd Samuell Higbey his heirs exec^ admin^ & asignes for 
ever free and clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants morgages joynters intalls or any other in- 
cumbrance of what nature soever with a warrantee to 
defend and make good ye same against my heirs or any 
other person or persons laying any just righte or claime 
thereunto and further I ye said Jonathan Whitehead 
for my self my heirs doe promise that any time within 
seven years after ye date hereof to signe & scale any 
other deed or conveianc which he ye Samuell Higbe or 
his attorny in ye law shall desire 
Look in page 539 for ye rest 

Page 538 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cum Samuell Smith of Jamaica in Queens County in ye 
Island of Nassaw sendeth greeting — Know yea that I 
the abovesd Samuell Smith with Mary my wiffe for 
severall good reasons & casses us & each of us ther- 
unto moveinge but more easspeatily for a vallewable 
sume of money in hand paid to us in hand paid by John 
Snedekur of the same Towne & County ye reseipt wherof 
wee doe herby own and acknowledge to be therwith 
contented sattisfyed & paid have giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinatted releassed enfeofed quitt claimed made 
over and sould and by thes presents doe acknowledg to 
have from us our heires exceketors & adminesstrators 
and assignes giveen granted covenanted allinatted re- 
leassed enfeofed quitt claimed made over & sould unto 
ye abovesd John Snedekur his heirs exceketors & admin- 
estrators & assignes a sartain pece of upland lying & 
being in ye boundes of Jamaica being ye other half part 
of the allott which ye abovesd John Sneadekur formorly 
bought of me ye abovesd Samuell Smith bounded west 
by ye half partt bought by him ye sd John & on ye east 



Jamaica, Long Island 361 

with John Lamberttsons & one ye south bounded by 
Johanas Williamson & one ye north by ye high way 
I say that I the abovesd Samuell Smith with Mary my 
wiff have as abovesd sould all ye aforsd pece & remaininge 
part of ye abovesaid allottmt as it stands abovesd bounded 
with all timbers trees woods under woods prevelidges 
& improvements & benefits therupon or therunto be- 
longinge unto ye abovesd John Snedekur his heirs ex- 
ceketers & adminestrators & assignes the same with 
all & every of ye appurtenances to have and to hould 
for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye only propor 
use benefitt & behouff of him ye sd John Snedekur his 
heirs & assignes frely to ockepy poses & injoye for ever 
warrenting the same to be good in law & ffree from any 
formor salles givfts morgages or any other entangell- 
ments & ye same shall & will for ever warrent & by thes 
presents deffend against any claim or claims from any 
person what ever with a warrentee to defend ye same 
against any intrest property claim ore demand from us 
ye abovesd Samuell & Mary my wiffe our heirs excekts 
& adminests & assignes for ever in wittnes wherunto we 
sett to our hands & scales this 22d of March in ye fifth 
year of Their Majests reignes & in ye year of our Lord 
1693/4 Samuell Smith O 

Signed sealld & dellivered Mary Smith O 

in presence of 
Eldard X Lukas a trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

his mark pr Samll Ruscoe 

Samll. Ruscoe Clarke 

Page 539 
To all Christian peopell to whom thes presents shall 
cume Garreett Johnson of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd Garrett 
Johnson for severall resons & casses me therunto moveinge 
but more esspeatily for a vallewable sattisfaction by 
me reseived from John Sneadekur to my sattisfaction 
have giveen granted covenanted allinatted releast quitt 
claimed enffeofd made over & sould & by thes presents 



362 Records of the Town of 

have from me my heirs excekers. adminestrs. & assignes 
giveen granted covenanted allinatted releassed quitt 
claimed enfeofd made over and sould unto ye above 
said John Sneadekure his heires exceketors & adminestrs. 
& assignes a sartain pece ore parcell of upland lyinge & 
beinge in ye boundes of Jamaica beinge ye one halfe of a 
parcell of land bought by ye abovesd Garrett from 
William Creed accordingly as it is herafter bounded 
viz. by Garrett aforsd on ye north & Johanas Williams 
one ye south & by Nath Lynoss one ye east & west by 
Newtown hay pathe all which sd pece ore parcell of land 
as itt is bounded lyinge as abovesd I the abovesd Garrett 
Johnson doe own to have sould as abovesd unto ye 
aforsd John Sndekur with all timbers trees standinge or 
lyinge woods under woods with their & every of their 
prevelidges & apurtenances to have and to hould to the 
abovesd John Snedekur his heirs exceketors & assignes 
for ever and the same to be & remaine to ye only proper 
use benefitt & behouff of him ye sd John to ockepy posses 
& injoy without lett fraud or hindrance & the same 
shall & will for ever defend from all formor salles givftes 
morgages or any other intangellments what ever with a 
warrantee to defend the same against any intrest property 
claim or demand from me ye sd Garrett Johnson my 
heires exceketors & assignes for ever in wittnes wher 
unto I have sett to mj' hand & seall this 22d day of 
March in ye fivfth yeare of their Majsts reignes & in ye 
yere of our Lord 1693/4 Garrett X Johnson O 
Signed seald & dellivered his marke 

in presence of us 
Samuell Smith 

Samuell Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye origonall 

deed pr me 

Samuell Ruscoe 

Clarke 
{from 537) 
for ye beter confirmation of ye above granted prim- 
misses provided it be at ye cost and charges of him ye 
sd Samuell Higbe in confirmation of ye same I bind 



Jamaica, Long Island 363 

myself my heirs exec^ admin^ firmly by seting to my 
hand seal this eightenth day of September in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & one 
Signed sealed & delivered Jonathan Whitehead O 
in presents of 
John Mott 
Amos Smith 

This eighteenth day of Desember in ye year of our 
Lord 1706 Jonathan Whitehead then appered before 
me Joseph Smith one of Her Majs Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County and did acknowlidg this within written 
instrument to be his vollingtary act & deed 

Joseph Smith 

A true coppy pr. Zach Mills 

Cler. 
Page 5^0 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume John Sneadekure of Jamaica in Queens County 
sendeth greettinge Know yea that I the abovesd 
John Sneadekur for severall good reasons & casses me 
therunto moveinge have giveen granted allinatted re- 
least quitt claimed exschainged & made over & sould 
unto Garrett Johnson of Jamaica in ye County abovesd 
a sartain pece or parcell of upland lyinge & beinge within 
ye boundes of Jamaica containinge sixe acers more or 
less beinge part of y' land bought from Jonathan Bayles 
and Ellias Bayles & joyning to ye land of ye sd Garrett 
Johnson & runninge parrellell in lenth with ye same I 
say that I the abovesd John Sneadekur have from me 
my heires exceketors & adminestrators & assignes giveen 
granted allinatted releast enfeoft quitt claimed & made 
over & sould unto ye abovesd Garrett Johnson his heirs 
exceketors & adminesstrators & asignes all that ye 
abovesd pece of land containinge sixe acers as abovesd 
lyinge as abovesd with all timbers trees woods under 
woods prevelidges & apurtenances therunto belonginge 
the same to have and to hould for ever & ye same to be 



364 Records of the Town of 

& remain to ye only proper use benefitt & behouff of 
of him ye sd Garrett Johnson to ockepy posses & injoy 
peaceably & quiattly without leatt fraud or hindrance 
warranting this warranting this my salle to be good in 
law & ffree from any formor salles givfts morgages dower- 
reys or any other intanglements what ever & ye same 
shall & will forever warrent & defend against any claim 
or claims from any person or persons whatt ever & 
with a warrentee to defend ye same against any intrest 
propperty claim ore demand from me ye abovesd John 
Sneadekur my heirs & assignes for ever as wittnes my 
hand & seall this 22d of March in y 5th year of their 
Majests reignes & in ye yeare of our Lord 1693/4 

Memorandam befor signinge it is agreed upon that 
whatt land belongeth or fals to John Snedekur in his 
partt within ye fence more than ye half Garrett is to 
have ye same meashuer added to his right in this deed 
runing parrellell w*** this John X Snedekur 

Signed sealld & dellivered his marke 

in presence of 
Samuell Smith 

Samll. Ruscoe a trew coppy of ye orrigonall 

deed pr me Sam Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Fredricks Hendricks hill devition lyeth in number 
fifty three haveing Nehemiah Smith on ye west & 
Samell Smith on the east 

Samll. Ruscoes hill devition lyeth in number 37 and 
haveinge Nath Denton Seaner on ye west & Jonas Wood 
on ye east 

Aprill ye 11th day 1709 

Then received of Mr. Edward Burows & Mr. John 
Smith this book paged from one to five hundred and 
fivety two and one other book with thirty eight leaves 
& one with fivety nine leavs all Town books 

Red. pr me Zach Mills 

Clerk 



Jamaica, Long Island 365 

Pape 54-1 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes preasents shall 
William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County in ye 
Island of Nassaw yeoman sendeth greettinge Know 
yea that I the abovesaid William Creed for severall good 
reassons & casses me therunto moveinge but more eass- 
peatily for a vallewable for a vallewable consideration 
to me ye abovesd William Creed in hand paid by John 
Sneadekur and Garrett Johnson boath belonginge to 
Jamaica above said in ye Island & County aforsaid the 
receipt wherof I doe before the enseallinge and dellivery 
herof own and acknowledg to be therwith contented 
sattisfyed & paid & therof & therfrom doe exonoratt 
acquitt & discharge the abovesd John Snedekur and 
Garrett Johnson their heires excecutors & adminestra- 
tors from any further claim ore demand for any part ore 
parcell therof have giveen granted covenanted allinatted 
relleassed enfeofed bargined made over and sould & by 
thes presents doe own to have from me my heires excecu- 
tors & adminestrators giveen granted covenanted al- 
linated releassed enfeofed bargined made over and sould 
unto the abovesd John Snedekur & Garrett Johnson their 
heires exceketors and assignes a certain pece of meadow 
ground beinge salt lyinge & being att a place comonly 
called Oldfelds Necke begininge att ye south end of 
Oldfelds Island soe called & soe runinge by Dow John- 
sons meadow to ye great cricke & one ye north east 
runing allonge by Peter Hendricks line to ye abovesd 
greatt cricke poyntinge to ye west end of ye hamacke 
I say that I the abovesd William Creed have as abovesd 
sould as above said unto ye aforesaid John Sneadekur 
and Garrett Johnson ye abovesd pece of meadow lyinge 
as abovesd according as it is above bounded and exsprest 
together with all prevelidges & profitts & appurtenances 
therunto belonginge to have and to hould for ever and 
ye same to be & remaine to ye only propor use & benifitt 
of them the abovesd John & Garrett their heires excecu- 
tors adminestrators & assignes to ockepy poses & in joy 
free & frely discharged off & from all formor salles givfts 



366 Rj]CORDS OF THE ToWN OF 

morgages ore any other intangellments whatt ever & 
ye same shall warrent & by thes presents for ever defend 
against any claim ore claims from any person ore persons 
laying any just claim therto with a warrentee to defend 
ye same against any intrest proporty claim ore demand 
from me ye abovesd William Creed my heirs excecutors 
& adminesstrators in testimony wherof I sett to my hand 
& seall this twenty fourth day of Septmbr. in ye seventh 
yere of His Majs reigne & in ye yeare of our Lord Christ 
one thowsand sixe hundred ninty and five 
Signed sealld & delivered William Creed O 

in presence 
Marcy X RuscoE A trew coppy pr 

her mark Sam Ruscoe 

Sam Ruscoe Clarke 

Page 5^2 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
shall cume Garrett Luberttson belongeinge to Jamaica 
in Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw yeoman send- 
eth gretting in our Lord God everlastinge Know yea 
that I the abovesaid Garrett Lubberttsone for severall 
good reasons considerations & cases me therunto move- 
inge but more easspeatilj^ for a vallewable sattisfaction 
to me in hand paid by Garrett Johnson of ye said Towne 
Island & County ye receipt wherof I doe herby own & 
acknowledg to be theirwith contented sattisfyed & paid 
have given granted covenanted allinated releassed en- 
feofed bargined made over and sould & by thes presents 
doe acknowledg to have from me my heires excecutors & 
adminestrators giveen granted covenanted allinatted 
released enfeofed bargined made over and sould unto 
ye above said Garrett Johnson his heires exceketors 
adminestrators & asignes a sartain pece of upland beinge 
ye west devition belonginge to ye said Garrett Lubertt- 
sone as it was laid out more ore less accordinge as it is 
bounded in ye card from the layers out of ye land to- 
gether with all the timbers trees woodes under woodes 
standing ore lyinge and all & singuler ye prevelidges 
& appurtenances & benefits therupon or therunto be- 



Jamaica, Long Island 367 

longinge to have & to hould to ye said Garrett Johnson 
his heires & assignes for ever & ye same to be & remaine 
to ye only propor use benifit & behoufe of him ye said 
Garrett Johnson to ockepy poses & injoy free & freely 
discharged of & from all formor salles givfts morgages & 
from all claim ore claimes from any person or persons 
what ever with a warrente to defend ye same against 
any intrest property claime ore demand from me the said 
Garrett Luberttson my heires excecutors for ever as 
wittnes my hand & seall this twenty fourth day of 
November in ye seventh yeare of His Majs reigne 1695 
Signed seld & dellivered Garrett X Luberttson O 
in presence of his mark 

Samuell Ruscoe 
Tho. Watters 

Jamaica Novembr. ye 24: 1695 then appered before 
Daniell Whithead one of His Majsts Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County ye within named Garrett 
Luberttson & did acknowledg ye within written deed 
of conveiance to be his free & vollontary act & deed 

Danll. Whitthead 

A trew coppy of ye orridgonall 

entered pr Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page 51^3 
To all Christian peopell to whome thes presents 
writtinge shall cume Thomas Watters belonginge to 
Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw yeoman sendeth 
greettinge in our Lord God everlastinge Know yea 
that I the abovesd Thomas Watters with Mary my 
wiffe for severall good reasons considerations & casses 
us & each of us therunto moveinge but more easspeatilj^ 
for a vallewable sume of moneys to us ye abovesd Thomas 
& Mary in hand paid by Garrett Luberttson yeoman 
belonginge to ye same Island Towne and County ye 
receipt wherof we doe before ye enseallinge & dellivery 



368 Records of the Town op 

of thes presents herby own and acknowledge to be ther- 
with wholly contented sattisfyed & paid & therof & 
therefrome doe exonoratte acquitt & discharge the 
abovesd Garrett Luberttson his heirs excek*^ adminestra- 
tors & assignes from any further claim ore demand for 
any further part or parcell therof have giveen granted 
covenanted allinatted released enfeoft quit claimed 
& sould & by thes presents doe acknowledg to have from 
us our heires excek*^ & assignes giveen granted cove- 
nanted allinated released enfeoft quitt claimed bargined 
made over & sould unto ye abovesd Garrett Luberttson 
his heires excecutors adminestrators & asignes a sartain 
pece or parcell of upland lyinge & beinge within ye 
boundes of Jamaica as by a deed of givft from Anthony 
Watters bearringe datte ye twenty fourth of May ninty 
two may more largly appere beinge bounded as fol- 
loweth estward by ye parsonage land & westward by 
ye land of Elderd Lukes & northward by ye land in the 
ockepation of John Wood deseased & southward by ye 
land of William Whitte joyninge upon a higeway leading 
from Eden VanShaiek down to ye south together with 
all & singular the fences improvements pastuers inclossers 
heredittements emollements preveledges & improvements 
therunto belonginge with all timbers trees woods under 
woods standing ore lying beinge upon the same with 
all ye right title intrest claime ore demand of me ye 
said Thomas Waters & Mary in & unto ye premises & 
every partt therof to have & to hould for ever & ye same 
to be & remain to ye only propor use benefitt & behouf 
of him ye abovesd Garrett Lubertsone his heires & as- 
signes without lett fraud or hindrance by any claim ore 
demand from me ye said Thomas Waters & Mary my 
wiff our heires & asignes for ever in testymoney wherof 
we sett to our handes & sealles this twenty fourth day 
of November in ye seventh yeare of His Majsts reigne 
& in ye year of our Lord Christ one thowsand six hundred 
ninty & five Thomas Waters O 

Mary X Waters O 

her mark 



Jamaica, Long Island 369 

Signed seald & dellivered 

in presenc of A trew copy pr 

Garrett X Johnson Samuell Ruscoe 

his mark Clark 

Page 54-4 
Memorandam that on ye twenty fourth day of this 
instant November ninty five appered befor Daniell 
Whithead Esquier one of His Majesties Justices of ye 
Peace for Queens County ye within named Thomas 
Watters & Mary his wiffe & did did acknowledg ye 
within written deed of salle to be their free & vollentary 
act & deed Daniell Whitthead 

A trew coppy pr Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Know all men by thes presents that I John Hindes 
of Jamaica in the North Rydinge of Yorkeshire one 
Longe Island have w**' the consent of Mary my wiffe 
fully and absoluttly bargined and sould unto Elliszabeth 
Ludlam of Huntingtone widdow of William Ludlame 
latly deseased of Long Island a sartain howes & home 
lott and all and singuler my accomadations of howesinge 
and lands sittuatt in the boundes and limitts of Jamaica 
aforesaid which said home lott is lyinge and beinge betwen 
Daniell Denton and Thomas Statthames home lotte 
from reare east & west bredth north & south likewise I 
the sd John Hindes have sould to ye sd Ellizabeth Lud- 
lam ten acres of meadow more ore less lyinge in ye further 
East Necke betwene Samuell Milles and Thomas Stat- 

hames frunt & reare north and southe with allsoe 

of ye ten acer lotte I have of John Skidmore I say I the 
aforesaid John Hindes have for my self my heires excecu- 
tors adminestrators ore assignes fully sould to Ellizabeth 
Ludlam aforesaid hur heires excecutors adminesstra- 
tors or assignes all my abovesd howesinge & land with all 
ye howesinge gardens fences frutt trees orchards with all 



370 Records of the Town of 

ye meadowes comons fencings trees timbers wast lands 
lands broke up ore iinbroke up with all manor of devi- 
tions that now belongs ore herafter belonge ore apper- 
tain to ye sd lott with all & singuler ye prevelidges & 
appurtenances belonging to ye said lott and accomada- 
tion clerly and and absoluttly to have and to hould & 
injoy for ever & I doe herby warrent this my salle against 
any just claim claim of any person or persons whatt- 
soever & herby doe ingage to give ye aforsaid Ellizabeth 
Ludlam peaceable & quiatt posestion by ye twenty 
ninth of September next enshuing & doe acknowledg to 
have received in consideration of ye premises a full sat- 
tisfaction & to ye full & absolutt confirmation of ye 
premises I ye said John Hinds liave subscribed my name 
& sett to my seall ye twentyeth day of August in ye 

Page 54S 
nintenth yere of His Majests reigne Charles ye Second 
of England Scottland France & Irland Kinge & in ye 
yere of our Lord God 1667 
Signed sealld & dellivered John Hinds 

in presence of Mary X Hinds 

Joseph Bayles ye marke 

Anthony Watters 

Clark A trew copy pr 

Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Thes presents testefy that I Ellizabeth Smith of 
Jamaica in Queens County formorly wife to William 
Ludlam of Huntington deseased haveinge made a pur- 
chace of a howesinge and land mentyoned in ye w* in 
written deed in ye time of my widdow hood & upon my 
marrage w*'' my husband Nehemiah Smithe reservinge 
ye sd land to my own disspoas doe by thes presents fully 
firmly & absoluttly assigne & sett over this w* in written 
deed of salle to my sones John & Joseph for them their 
heires & assignes for ever onely John to have ye home 
lotte to him self the rest of ye land & meadow to be 



Jamaica, Long Island ' 371 

eaqiiolly devided betwixt them as wittnes my hand 
this 24 day of Febrauary 1687/8 
Wittnes Ellizabeth X Smith 

Nehemiah Smith hur mark 

Danll. Denton 

A trew coppy pr 

Samll. Ruscoe 

Clark 

Know all men by thes presents that I John Basford 
of the Cyty of NewYorke husband of Damaris Basford 
eldest daugter to Nath Lynos late of Jamaica deseast 
hath sould unto Thomas Wollsey of Jamaica aforsaid 
fiveten sheepe younge and ould as theay are now in his 
posestion ye which sd fiveten sheep I the abovesd John 
Basford doe ingage & warrent to defend against any 
claime ore demand from any person ore persons what 
ever in wittnes wherunto I bind my self & heires by setting 
to my hand this 21 day of Novembr. 1696 
Xestes Jno. Basford 

Thomas Smith 
Samll. Ruscoe A trew coppy of ye origonall 

pr Samll. Ruscoe 

Clarke 
Page 5^6 

Know all men by thes presents that att a Towne 
Mettinge cald & held att Jamaica September ye eaight 
1696 the Towne did exonarratt acquitt & discharge 
John Bayles latte of Jamaica dessest of & from all sumes 
of moneys by him collected & gathered by him dewringe 
the time of his being collector only ye quitt rent exeped 
beinge done by ordor of ye Towne Samuell Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att ye same mettinge William Creed was chossen 
to be superavizer for this present yeare to mett with 
ye superavisors from ye other Townes of this County 

Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 



372 Records of the Town of 

Att the same mettinge it was agreed that the con- 
stables from hens forward are to warne all Town Mett- 
ings and to have a pece of eight for each times warninge 
& all persons haveing legall warninge & nott aperinge to 
give his attendance within one ower after the time 
warned then thos soe ofiFending to pay as a fine eight 
pence pr time Sam. Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att the same metting Cap*" Okley & Nehemiah Smith 
were choasen assessors for this present yeare or till 
others be choasen in their rumes Sam Ruscoe, 

Clark 

At ye sam metting Hindriks Hegoman choasen col- 
lector — 

July 15 — 1697 Att a Town metting it was farly 
agred by lott that ye metting howes shall be betwixt 
ye session howes and ye crossway west of sd sesions 
hows Sam Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att a Towne Mettinge Octobr. ye 2d 1697— Ye west 
end of ye Town dos condesend that ye mettinge howes 
shall be sett up by or att ye most convenient place — 
nere ye pond ye east end peopell procuring as good a 

bell as Flattlands metting howes bell is or 

Saml. Ruscoe. Clark 

Page 5J^7 
Zacariah Millses ded of givft to his son in law Samuell 

Darling entered in page 534 

Mr. Daniell Whitheds land entered in page .... 521 
Mr. Daniell Whittheads deed to Theodorrous 

in page 204 

Mr. William Creeds ded to John Smith in page . 235 
Cap'" George Wollseys deed to Mr. George 

Phillipes in page 489 



Jamaica, Long Island 373 

Mr. William Creeds deed to John Smith en- 

terd in page 236 

John Bayles deed of salle to Hendrick Lott in 

page 483 & 485 

Ellias Bayles deed to John Smith entered in 

page 237 

George Wollseys deed to Hendrick Lott in 

page 491 

Richard Gilldersleves deed to James Ryley in 

page 229 

William Creeds deed to John Sneadekur & 

Garrett Johnson in page 541 

Garrett Luberttsons deed to John Johnson in 

page 542 

Thomas Watters deed to Garrett Luberttson 

in page 543 

Richard Greens deed to John Ludlam in page . . 240 

John Hinds deed to Ellizabeth Ludlam in 

page 544 

Ellizabeth Smiths assignement throf in page. . . 545 

John Carpenters deed to John & Joseph Lud- 

lum in page 462 

Sam Messengers deed to ye widow Ludlam wth 

ye asignment in pag 462 

John Ludlames asignement of John Carpenters 

deed to Joseph in page 463 

Cornelius Barnsons deed of exchainge to John 

Ludlume 463 

Ann Wharttons deed to Lewtenant Lawrance in 

page 386 

William Fosters deed to Thomas Wiggens in 

page 507 

William Creeds releas to ye Town in page 210 

Doctr. Taylors releas to Wm. Creed in page . . . 212 

Mr. Whittheads deed to Hendrick Johnson in 

page 194 

John Freemans ded to Ffredrick Hendrickson 

and the assignment therof to John Ffred- 

rickson in page 231 



374 Records of the Town of 

Mr. Prudens deed to John Fredrickson in 

page 231 & 232 

Ye boges of John Stewartt Hope Carpenter & 

Ben Thirston in page 241 

James Prices deed to Garrett Dorlant in pages . . 233 & 234 
Tho. Watters deed to Mr. Whitthead in page ... 221 & 222 
Jan Dorlants assignement to Ram Dorlant in 

page 224 

Mr. Whittheads releas to Ram Dorlant in page 226 

Ellias Bayles deed to Thomas Okley in page . . . 474 

Rich Roads ded to Nath Denton in page 416 

John Stuart ded to Nat Denton in pag 415 

Page 54-8 
Att a Towne mettinge held att Jamaica Janury ye 
first 1693/4 it was voatted & concluded upon that ye 
parsonage remaininge in ye hands of ye Towne thay 
doe engage to give unto Mr. Phillipes the money raised 
by a ffree givft and to pay for his dyatt wher he shall 
by dyatted the same frely giveen as abovesd beinge 
sixety poundes — this being for one yeare from ye datter 
hrof . pr. Samll Ruscoe 

Clark 

Att ye same mettinge it was voatted that John Oweke 
and Richard Oldfeld Samuell Denton & Daniell Smith 
shall gather the sumes promissed to ye minester and to 
paye it to ye minester quarterly from ye persons her- 
after named 

Cap*-^ Whitthead ... 02— 00 Captn. Carpinter 

Mr. Harreson 01 — 10 Junor 01 — 00 

Ben Thirston 01—00 Daniell Smith 00—15 

Sam Denton 01—00 Peter Whitte 00—10 

Natt Denton 01—10 Joseph Phillipes 00—10 

Hope Carpinter. . . .01-00 Jon*^'*'^ Wood 00 — 10 

Nehemiah Smith. . .01—10 Antho. Watters. . . .01—00 

Waitt Smith 01—05 Will Brinkley 00—15 

Jos. Smith Senr 01-00 Will Ludlum 00—10 

Jos. Smith J 01-00 Ralph Hunt 00—10 



Jamaica, Long Island 



375 



Cap. Carpinter 01—10 

Dan Denton 00—15 

Tho. Smith 01-00 

Cap*" Wollsey 01—10 

Tho. Wollsey 01-00 

JohnLudlam 01—00 

John Smith 01-00 

SamMilles 01—00 

Will Creed 01—00 

John Wollsey 01—00 

Edward Hare 00—15 

Richard Oldfeld.... 01— 00 
Sam Smith 01—10 



Nat Smith 00- 

Sam Smithsson 00- 

Joseph Oldfeld 01- 

Tho. Welling 00- 

^Ben. Coe 00- 

John Cokeford 00- 

David Leas 00- 

WillSallyer 00- 

Ben Wlggens 00- 

Sam Mathews 00- 

Sam Carpenter 00- 

Ben Smith 00- 

Mr. Whitte 01- 

Hendrik Arreson ... 00 

Jonas Wood 01- 

Tho. Wiggens 00- 

John Bayles 01 

Robt. Read 01- 

Nicolls Everrit 01 

Natt. Higbee 00 

Hend. Hegoman. . . .00 

Jon Roads 01 

AbleGalle OO 

John Everritt 00 



Edward Higbey . .. .01-00 
Daniell Thirston. . . .00—15 
Edwrd. Burrowes. . .01 — 00 
Gersham Wiggens . . 00 — 10 

JothanMilles 00—10 

SaniDein 00—10 

Ffredrick 00—10 

Josias Wiggens 00 — 10 

Tho Watters 00—12 

Timothy Mills 00—05 

JohnBrower 00—05 

John Hareson 00 — 12 

Steven Courtt 00—05 



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Samll. Ruscoe. . . . 


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-10 


-15 


John Gale 


.00- 


-06 


-00 


Hendrik Lott 


.00- 


-12 


-10 


Doros 


.00- 


-12 


-06 


John Owke 


.00- 


-10 


-12 


Dowd Jonson 


.00- 


-06 


-06 


John Lambertts . . . 


.00- 


-06 


-08 


Jon Moffor 


.00- 


-07 


-10 


Garret Lubertson . . 


.00- 


-08 


-15 


Fetter Hendrikes . . 


.00- 


-07 


-15 


Garrett Jonson .... 


.00- 


-06 


-15 


Jacob Jonson 


.00- 


-06 


-00 


Johanas Williamson. 00- 


-04 


-06 


Garett Classen .... 


.00- 


-10 


-04 


Tho. Chambers. . . 


.00- 


-10 


-12 


Zary Mills 


.00- 


-10 


-10 


Widdow Denton. . . 


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-06 


-00 


Richard Green 






-00 


acordmtt to monej 


^00- 


-12 


-10 


Alexander Smith . . 


.00- 


-08 


-10 


Joseph Ludlam .... 


.00- 


-15 


-00 


Tho. Humphreys. . 


.00- 


-06 


-10 


Elderd Lukas 


.00- 


-12 


-15 


John Snedecur .... 


.00- 


-05 



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Records of the Town of 



Jamaica March ye 8h 93/4 then was agreed upon 
betwixt Mr. Phillipes and the Townsmen of ye abovesd 
Towne that is that Mr. PhilHpes is to have all ye over 
plush of ye money frely giveen above ye threscore pounds 
and to take ye parsonage into his own hands and the 
Town to pay for his diatt for ye first quarter of this 
present yeare 

Entered pr me Samll Ruscoe 

Clarke 



Jamaica Aprell ye third 1694 then att a publique 
Towne mettinge Hope Carpenter was choasen constdble 
for ye present yeare pr. Samuell Ruscoe 

Clarke 

Page 550 
The Record for mens land 

Joseph Thurston land John Owkes ded to 

record 492 Garrett Dorlant & 

Nathaniell Denton Ram Dorlant in page 228 

Junr 493 Moses Pettets releas to 

Nathaniell Denton Wm. Creed & Mr. 

Senr 494 Whitthead in page . . 470 

Samuell Denton 495 Nath Dentons deed to 

Benjiemin Coe 496 James Price in pag . . 432 

Hop Carpinter 496 Edward Burrows deed 

M. John Pruden 497 to Mr. Isaac Lenoir 

Georg Woolsie Junr . . . 496 in page 

Georg Wolsie Senor. . . 497 261-262-263 & 264 

Tho. Wolsie 498 Peter Whits ded for 

Jonathon Mills 499 thre acers and a half 

Daniell Why thed 500 right of prevelidg on 

Tho. Wiggins Senr. . . . 504 ye comons in pag. . . 239 

John Hunt 506 Mr. Whitheads deed of 

sale to Edward Hare 

in page 287-289 

Fredrick Hendricks & 
Samll. Ruscoes hill 
lottes enterd in page. 540 



Jamaica, Long Island 377 

Zachariah Mills his deed off sale from Susannah 
Messenger w* ye assignment to Thomas 
Darling Recorded page 508 

Mr. Whiteheads & Mr. Creeds exchange of ten 
acres of land to Jeremia Hubbard recorded 
page 510 

Capt. John Carpenters deed off sale ffrom Mr. 

John Stickling page 512 

Wait Smiths & William Salliers exchange off 

medow recorded in page 516 

John Mans & Hope Carpenters agreement 

page 517 

Edward Burrows his deed off sale ffrom John- 
son page 518 

Garrett Johnsons & John Sneukas deed off 
sale ffrom Thomus Smith & Elias Baylie 
recorded 486 

John Monforts deed off sale ffrom Benjamin 

Coe 488 

John Monforts deed off sale ffrom Benjamin 

Coe & Mr. Woolsy recorded page 490 

Samll Davis deed of sale to his ffather page . . . 522 

Tho. Smiths & Elias Baylies deed of sale to 

Garret Johnson & John Snedrika — page. . 486 

John Carpenters ffrom Wait Smith page 484 

Page 551 

Samll & John Deans exchang off land w* Mr. 

Whitehead page 480 

Samll. & John Deans exchange off land w* Mr. 

Woolsy page 482 

George Woolsy exchang w* Mathews page. . . . 5^Q 

Elder Lucas deed off sale to Garet Clauson .... 478 

Benjamin Jones deed ffrom Danll. Denton .... 475 

Capt. Carpenter & Samuell Carpenters deed 

off sale ffrom Rich. Rodes recorded page . . 528 

John Manfords deed ffrom Danll. Denton. . . . 530 

Morace Smith deed ffrom Samll. Ruscoe 532 

John Oldffields deed off sale ffrom Danll. 

Denton — recorded 476 



378 Records of the Town of 

Sam. Smiths 2d deed to John Snedekur in 

page 538 

Garrett Johnsons deed to John Snedekur in 

page 539 

John Snedekurs deed to Garrett Johnson in 

page 540 

John Stewards deed to Theodorus Pollhellmas 

in page 202 & 203 

John Smiths deed to Nathaniell Denton Jimr. 

in page 417 

Derreke Poullsons deed to Nath. Denton Seanor 

in page 418 

Robertt Coe, Jane Coe & John Smiths ded to 

Nath. Denton in 419 

James Hinds deed to Nathaniell Denton, Seanor 

in page 420 

John Smiths, Robertt Goes & Jane Goes ded to 

Nath. Denton in 421 

Sarah Davises ded to Nath Denton in page .... 422 

John Denmans ded to Nath Denton in page . . . 423 

Thomas Bayles deed to Nath Denton in page. . 150 & 151 
Richard Roads deed to Joseph Pleas & Joseph 

Pleases assignment therof to Nath. Denton 

in page 423 

Benjamin Thurstons ded to Waitt Smith & 

Nath. Denton 425 

Nath. Dentons & Samll. Dentons exehaing in 

page 424 

Able Gales ded to Samuell Denton in page .... 426 

John Smiths deed to Samuell Denton in page . . 495 

Nath. Dentons deed by heirshipe to his brother 

Samuell Denton in page 497 

Wessell Petersons deed to Steven Gourtt in 

page 459 

John Hinds ded to John Stewartt in page 451 

Ellias Bayles deed to John Steward in page .... 450 

Peter Stringhames deed to John Hunt in page . . 449 

Able Galles & Richard Wrights agrment 107 & 108 

John Stuartts ded to Nath. Denton in page .... 



Jamaica, Long Island 379 

Page 552 

Thes men chosen for constable for ye yeare Thomas 
Smith was chosen constable 

Thomas Smith. .////////////////// 
JohnOldfield.../ I I I I I I I I I I I I i 

The men chosen for overseors of the 

Me^* George Woolsey and William — — 

At a Towne metteing called the 29 of by order 

of the governor for the chooseing of foure men for com- 
mittes to meete with the other commit tes of the rest of 
the Townes belonging to the North Rideing the men 
here set downe was the foure men chosen 

Thomas Smith June. 
Capt. John Carpenter 
William Creed 
Daniell Whitehead 

At a Towne meeting called the 10th of January 

there was three men chosen acordeinge to the act of 

governor and counsell and asembly for to 

court to try small actions of betwene neigh- 
bour and neighbour which three men are to keepe 

theire courte the first Joseph Smith 

Wednesday in every Daniell Whitehead 

month William Creed 

At a Towne meeteing called the second day of Aprill 
Anno 1684 the Towne did chuse Benjamin Coe to be the 
Towne Clerck for this present yeare or till another be 
chosen for to write in the recorde all such things as con- 
serne him to write as Clerck 

At the same Towne meeting the Town did chuse Will- 
iam Foster for constable for this present yeare 

END OF \0LUME II 



VOLUME III 



Ridor Steven . 
Ridor Yunee . . 
Ridor Yunee . . 
Ridor Allburd 



Page 1 

.... 171 Carpinter Hope 20 

.... 170 Carpinter Hope 21 

168 Coe Joseph 23 

.... 172 Carpenter Joseph 72 

Carpenter Increas .... 73 

John Clue mark in. . . 195 Carpenter Samll 15 

William Colder mark. 195 Carpenter Samuel. ... 76 

John Gall mark entred. 183 Carpenter Samuel .... 98 

John Burloo mark en- Smith Jeremiah 123 

terd 183 Carpenter Solomen . . . 127 

Nicolas Everitt Junior Carpenter Joseph 178 

mark 207 Carpenter Increas .... 180 

Bargen Hance & Tunis. 156 Carpenter Increas .... 182 

Bargen Tunis 155 Carpenter Joseph 205 

Burrows Thomas 77 Carpenter Samuell 218 

Darling Prisila widow . 122 Carpenter Samuell ... . 219 
John Rawson & Waitt Carpenter John & Ben- 
Smith exchang in pag 127 jiemin Coe exchange 
John Carpenter & in page 234 

Antony Watters ex- Carman John 248 

chang 137 Carman John 250 

Anacountofyeconvea- Carman John 252 

ence of Nathaniell Carman John 254 

CollstoJohnHainsin 146 Carman John 256 

An agreement betwen Carman Benj ear mark 228 

Joseph Smith and ye 

sons of Wait Smith 

in 179 

A grant from Magdelon 

Smith to her son 

Joseph Smith 179 

Comes Inchard ear 

mark 70 

Onderdonk Adrian .... 27 



380 



Jamaica, Long Island 



381 



Edckham Samuell 
Kickham Samuell 
Ketham Samuell. 
Keteham Samuell 



Page 2 

128 Denton Samuell 32 

133 Denton Samll 33 

194 Denton Samll 34 

233 Denton Nathaniell... 35 

Denton Samll 48 

Dean Jonathan 77 

Denton Samuell 126 

there being a bond 
entred by order of 
Samuell Smith sur- 

veior in pag 131 

Denton Samuell 136 

Denton Samuell 184 

Denton Samuell 190 

Denton Samuell 191 

Denton Nathaniell ear 

mark entered in pag . 102 
Nehemiah Smith and 
Timothy Denton ear 
marks enterded in 

page 12 

Denton Roberd 239 

Smith Ephraim 244 

Denton Timothy & 

Nehemiah 259 

Denton Nathaniell & 
Daniell Smith & 

Samuell Smith 194 

Denton Timothy 261 

Denton Nehemiah ear 
mark ear mark en- 
tered in page 12 

Benj. Carmans marke 

entered 228 

Doughty Benj. mark . . 36 
Doughty John mark . 60 



382 



Records of the Town of 



Everitt Richard 

Elderson Jno 

Everitt Nicolas 

Hance Bargin 

Everit Nicolas 

Everit Nicolas 

Everit Nicolas 

Isaac Van Hice 

Smith Samll entered 
Town Clark and red 
the book entred page 

Hendrick Thomas deed 
from Daniel Bayles 
in page 

Hendrick Thos deed 

from Elias Bayles . . 

275 276 

Hendrikson Thos. 
Deed from Michel 
Dermott.. . .278 279 

Hendrickson Thomas 
deed from John El- 
derd in page . ... 281 

Hendrickson Thomas 
deed from Samll 
Baylis in page. .283 



Page 3 

41 Gaile Jno . . . 37 

63 Gaile Jno . . .'. 38 

67 Gaile Jno 40 

130 Gaile Jno 51 

196 Gaile Jno 52 

206 Gale Andrew 84 

207 Gale Jno 91 

268 Gale Jno 103 

Gale Jno 104 

Gall Thomas 141 

298 Gall Thomas 148 

Gale Thomas 203 

Highway lait out by 
274 the commissoners 
entred beyond Skid- 
mores mill 271 

277 A Highway laid out by 

and over Benj . 

Thurstons mill dam . 272 

280 A Highway laid ought 

over Thustons Hill 

in 273 

282 



284 



Page 4 



Hendrickson John .... 65 

Higbe Samuell 72 

Higbe Samuel 80 

Higbe Samuel 81 

Higbe Samuel 82 

Higbe Samuel 85 

Hagaman Hendrikus. . 101 

Higbee Samuell 70 

Higbee William deed 
from Isral Smith . . . 

285 286 287 



Johnson Jacob 27 

Lucas Elder 121 

Ketcham Jno 88 

Ketcham Jno 89 



Jamaica, Long Island 



383 



Higbee Johns road re- 
corded in page 300 

Titus Silas & Coe 
Saml Highway. . . . 300 

Titus Silas Highway . . 301 

Higbee Johns ear mark 307 

B 

Baylis EHas Highway . 302 



Ludlam Jno. mark . . . 

Ludlam Jno 

Ludlam Jno 

Ludlam Joseph 

Pohemas Doras mark. 

John Lamberson 

Richard Everitt 

ear marke 

The Town consents 
that William Creed 
Cord : shall turn the 
road rigt up Thirs- 
tons Hill in page. . . 

Creed Wim & Smith 
Joseph deed from 
Wm Stead 288, 



Page 5 

33 Mills Samuell Junr ... 23 

43 Mills Samuell Senior . . 36 

45 Mesenger Jno 55 

134 Mills Jno 84 

33 Mills Hope 94 

228 Mills Samll. receits en- 

228 trd 137 

12 Mills Samll 139 

Mills Samll 140 

Mills Samll 141 

Mills Samll 142 

Mills Samll 143 

273 Mills Samll 144 

Mesenger Jon 174 

Mesenger Jon 175 

289 Mills Samll 176 

Mills Samll 177 

Mills Zebulon deed 

Joshua Carpenter 308 309 
S Snetecor John high- 
way recorded in folo. 236 
Smith Samuel's deed 
from Thos. Smith & 
Daniel Smith from 
folio to 328 332 



384 



Records of the Town of 



A AmmermansJohanes 
releas to his father . . 

B Betts Richard & 
Furman William re- 
leas to each other. . 

Betts Richard ear mark 

Beekmans William 
deed Loan OflBce. . . 

Bridges Timothy deed . 



D Denton Robrt & 
Nehemiah deed from 

Benj". Carman 

408 409 410 

Denton Roberts deed 
from Isaac Roads. . 

Duerje Joost deed from 
Samll. Skidmore. . . 

Doughtys Benja. ear- 
mark 

Doughty John ear mark 



426 

437 

36 
60 



Page 6 




C Creed William Cord. 




380 & Joseph Smith deed 




from William Steed 




folio 288 


289 


420 Creed William— Wei. 


1 


272 Th 


302 


Creed William Welling 




424 Th. releas. .304 305 


306 


433 Carman Benja. Junr. 




letter of attorney to 




his mother 


414 



Page 7 



E Emans Johns deed 
from Wm. Waters & 
wife in folio 

313 314 315 316 

Emans Johns deed 
from Samll. Deane & 
wife 317 318 319 

Everit Nicolas deed 
from Hance and 
Tune Bargen 402&C 

Everit Nicolas deed 
from Jon Deane .... 405 



G Golder William deed 
from Ram Garison 
in folio 290 291 

Golder Dot. from Pow 
Emberman . 292-293 & 4 

Golder Dot. from An- 
drew Gall 294 & 5 

Golder Dot from Ram 
Nostrant . . 296-297 & 8 

H Higbees deed from 
ye ex. of Nathaniel 
Denton. .. .210 211 212 



Jamaica, Long Island 



385 



J Johnsons John deed 
from John Dorland . 

374 &c. 

Johnson Peter dis- 
charge 387 

Johnson Samll. dis- 
charge 389 

Johnson Anthony dis- 
charged 391 393 

Johnson Ceasar dis- 
charge 393 

Cullamando 394/5 

Johnson Wm. freedom. 396 

Johnson Joseph free- 
dom 

Johnson Cullaman free- 
dom 

L Lawrence WilHam 
deed from Peter 
Smith 441 

Lawrence Dot. deed 
Jacob Ogden 443 



Highway through B. 

Thirston 272 

Highway mill path. . . 373 
Higbee William releas 
from Just. White- 
head 431 

Page 8 

O Ogdens Jacob deed 
from Exes. Charles 

Smith 445 

Ogden Jacobs deed 

from Wm. Creed . . . 447 
Onderdonk Andris. .26-189 

Onderdonk Adrian 27 

Onderdonk Hendrick 

152, 274 



398 



400 



R Roades Hopee deed 
fr. Timothy. .369 70 71 

Releas from Joseph 
Roads to Isaac Roads 



in 



Page 9 

S Smith Nicolas deed 
from William Higbee 

416 17 

Smith Benj" deed for 
way from John Han- 
son 

V Van Home Garretts 
deed from Wim. Cor- 
nell 411 



325 



428 



386 



Records of the Town of 



Poleheamus Theadorus 
Jones William his mark 

Foster John 

Ffoster John 

Polhemas Jehonas .... 

Ffoster John 

County rate for 1708 . . 
County rate for 1708 . . 



Page 10 

25 Smith Wait & Denton . 16 

125 Smith Wait &c 18 

214 Smith Wait &c 19 

21" Smith Thomas 47 

'^'^^ Smith Thomas 49 

Stephen Stephenson. . 54 

Stephen Stephenson. . 69 

Smith John Jur 70 

Smith John Junr 71 

Smith Jno. his mark. . 74 
Smith Nehemiah Juner 79 

Smith Wait Juner. ... 84 

Smith Nathan 86 

Snedikor John 92 

Smith Jeremiah 100 

Smith Danl. Sanior. . . 124 

Smith Wait Juner .... 125 

Smith Caleb 138 

Smith Ebenezar 153 

Smith John Junio .... 185 

Smith John J,unio .... 186 

Smith John Junio .... 187 

Smith Wait Junio .... 188 

Smith John 197 

Smith Nathan 201 

Lucois John 190 

Smith John mark en- 

tred 207 

Smith Nehemiah 209 

Joseph Coe receit entrd 210 
Smith John bill of sale . 211 
Smith John & Hezecioh 
Denton exchange en- 
tered 213 

Jonathan Waters ear 1 12 
marks Bales Elias f ditto 



Jamaica, Long Island 



387 





Page 


Thuston Benjamin. . . 


13 


Thuston Benjamin. . . 


14 


Brass Hendrick 


224 


Lamberson John 


228 


Luwis James 


246 


Smith Samuel deed. . . 


270 


Smith Josephs deed to 




John Tohnan 320/1 


Smiths Joseph Dot 




John Tohnan 




321 322 323 


324 



11 

W Wood Timothy 29 

Whitehead Jonathan . . 31 
Whitehead Thomas his 

mark 72 

Willkins Obadiah 78 

Waters Jonathan 95 

Wiklan Garitt 96 

White Peter &c 98 

Waters Jonathan 106 

Waters Jonathan 107 

Waters Jonathan 109 

Waters Jonathan 110 

Waters Jonathan Ill 

Waters Jonathan 113 

Waters Jonathan 115 

Waters Jonathan 117 

Waters Jonathan 119 

Whitehead Jonathan . . 121 

Woolsey John 149-150 

Woolsey John 151 

Watters David 222 

Watters David 230 

Watters David 231 

Watters Jonathan .... 237 

Watters David mark . . 12 

Watters WilHam 265 

Mr. Willmots ear mark 32 
Welhng Thos. deed from 

Wm. Creed. .381 382 383 
Welhng Thos. G. Fur- 
man 384-385-386 

Williamson Johanos 

Highway 432 

Waters David 341 

Waters David 343 

Waters David 346 

Waters David 347 

Waters David 351 

Waters David 353 



Records of the Town of 

Page 12 
Nehemiah Smith ear mark being a lachmark on ye 
under side of their ear & a slitt on ye top of ye off ear 
being entered by me Nehemiah Smith 

November ye 14 — 1722 Cler 

Timmothy Denton ear mark being a crop on off ear 
and two nicks under the near ear being enterded by me 

Nehemiah Smith 
Jane wary ye 3d 172 1/2 Cler 

Richard Everitt ear being tow hapenys on the uper side 
of ye near ear & one hapeny on uper side of ye off ear 

Enterd by me Nehemiah Smith 

Clerk 

David Watters ear mark being a crop on ye top of the 
off ear & a nick on ye under side of the same ear entred 
by me Nehemiah Smith, Clerk 

This mark of David Waters is Joseph Barnets 

pr. Samll. Smith Cle. 

Nehemiah Denton ear mark being a crop on ye top 
of ye off ear and a latch mark on the under side of the 
near ear — 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Jonathan Waters Eear marke being a slit in ye near 
ear and a nick in ye under side of ye off ear entred by 
me Samll.Smith Jun — Clarke 

1738 ye above mark given to Nicolas Smith 

pr. Samll. Smith Clk. 

Elias Bales ear marke a crop in ye near ear and a 
slit in ye crop and a halfpenny in ye fore side of the 
same ear entred pr me Samll. Smith, Junr. 

Clarke 



Jamaica, Long Island 389 

12 December 1739 — Samuel Smith Senr. ear mark 
a slit in each ear and halfpenny under ye near ear 

ent. pr Samll. Smith, June. Cle. 

1739 — 12 December Saml. Smith, Junr. ear mark a 
slit in each ear and a halfpenny under ye near ear and a 
nick under ye off ear — 

Entred pr Samll. Smith, Junr, Cler. 

Robert Dentons ear mark a crop in the off ear and a 
slit in the crop and 2 nicks under ye near ear entred this 
22d of Decembr. 1739 by me Samll. Smith Cle — 

Page 13 
This Indenture mad this twenty ninth day of October 
and in ye fourth year of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
Ffrance & Ireland Queene defender of ye faith &c. and 
in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 
five and betwen Zachariah Mills of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nassaw Island in ye Province of New York 
yeoman of ye one party and Benjamin Thustone of ye 
same place yeoman witnesseth that ye abovesd Zachariah 
Mills for and in consideration of ye sum of twenty eight 
pounds currant mony of New York to him in hand paid 
by ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone at or before ye en- 
sealing or delivery of these presents ye receipt wherof 
he doth herby owne and acknowljdgeth himself to be 
therwith satisfyed content and paid and therof & there- 
from & from every part & parsill thereof doe for ever 
aquit & discharg ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone his 
heirs exec" admin" all and every of them have given 
granted enfeofed releast confirmed ashured quited claimd 
sold & mad over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
and absolutely give grant enfeofe release confirm ashure 
quit claim sell and make over unto ye abovesd Benjamin 
Thustone his heirs & asignes for ever all that a certain 
pece or parsill of medow ground in ye bounds of Jamaica 
afosd lying at a neck commonly called ye Long Nek 



390 Records of the Town of 

buted & bounded as followeth that is to say east by ye 
medow of John & Daniell Mesinger and and north 
begining at a certain dry oak tree upon ye iland & from 
ye sd tre to run westerly to a stak set up by a creek and 
soe on ye east side and south side of ye sd creek untill it 
goeth in to ye bay and soe along ye bayside and ye creek 
side which parteth ye Long Neck from ye hither east 
neck until it cometh to ye east bounds afosd together 
with all and singuler libertys profits commodytes heridita- 
ments water courses appurtinances & priveleges to ye 
same belonging or any wayes appertaining exceping ye 
priveledg of commanage or undevided land to ye parsill 
of medow land belonging and ye revitions & remainders 
of ye primmises or any part or parsill there of and all 
ye estate right title intrest property claim & demand 
whatever of him ye said Zachariah Mills his heirs 

Page 14- 
exec^ admin ** ye same to have and to hold ye said tract or 
parsill of medow land to be and remain to ye only proper 
use benifitt and behofe of him ye said Benjamin Thustone 
his heires and asignes for ever and ye sd Zachariah Mills 
for himselfe his heirs exec^ admi^ doth covenant promis 
& grant to and with ye sd Benjamin Thustone his heirs 
and asigns that he or they against him ye sd Zachariah 
Mills and against all & every other person or persons 
whatever shall & will warrant and defend against any 
lawfull claime or demand whatever and also will place 
and deliver any other or firmer deede or conveience for 
ye premises as ye sd Benjamin Thustone his heirs or 
either of them shall be advised or procure to be drawne 
by his or their counsill learned in ye law for ye space of 
ten years next after ye date hereof in testamony whereof 
ye abovesd Zachariah Mills hath hereunto set to his 
hand & afixed his scale ye day & yeare first above men- 
tioned. Zach. Mills O 
Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Jonathan Whitehead 
Abram Lot 



Jamaica, Long Island 391 

Memorandum that upon ye day and year above written 
appeared before me Jonathan Whithead one of Her 
Majs. Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens 
County ye above written Zachariah Mills and did acknowl- 
idg ye above written instrument to be his free and 
vollingtary act & deed Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred & compared 
pr Zach Mills 

September ye 26th 1706 Cler. 

This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of June 
and in ye third year of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God Queen of England &c. defender 
of ye faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven hundred & four & betweene Nathaniell 
Denton of Jamaica in Queens County & in ye Province 

Page 15 
of NewYork yeoman of ye one party and Benjamin 
Thus tone yeo"'* of ye same place witneseth that ye 
abovesd Nathaniell Denton for severall causes & good 
considerrations him thereunto moving but more espec- 
ially for a valluabl sum of currant mony of NewYork 
to him in hand paid by ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone 
at or before ye delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlige 
himself to be therewith satisfyed and paid and thereof 
and therefrom doth for ever exonirat aquit & discharge 
ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone his heirs exeC" or admin^ 
all & every of them from any part or parsill thereof have 
given granted enfeoft releast confirmed sold and made 
over unto ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone his heirs exec^ 
admi« or asignes a certain pece or parsill of medow land 
lying & being in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd being at a 
place commanly called ye hither east neck buted & 
bounded as followeth that is to say southwest by ye 
medow of Jonathan Deane and southeast by Richard 
Oldfields medow and northeast and northwest by ye 
island all which medow land as above bounded & exprest 



Records of the Town of 

together with all ye priveleges appurtinances heridita- 
ments to ye same belonging or any maner of ways aper- 
taining to ye abovesd Benjamin Thustone his heirs & 
asigns to have and to hold for ever ye same to be and 
remain to ye only proper use benifit of him ye sd Ben- 
jamin Thustone his heirs exec'' admins. & asignes for 
ever free & clearly discharged of & from any former gifts 
sale morgage or any other title or incumbrance what- 
ever with a warrantee to defend ye same against any 
maner of person or persons whatever laying any just 
claime to ye same in testamony & confirmation of ye 
premises ye abovesd Nathaniell Denton hath bound his 
heirs exec^ admi^ all and every of them by seting to his 
hand and afixeing his scale ye day & date abovesd 
Signed, sealed and delivered Nathaniell Denton O 
in presents of 

Abigaile X Mills A true coppy of ye orignall deed 
her mark entred & compared October ye 2d 

Zach Mills 1706 pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 16 
This Indenture made this twentyeth day of February 
and in ye fivth year of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Ann over England Scotland Ffrance & Irland Queen 
Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred & six or seven and 
betweene Thomas Flewelling of Hemstid in Queens 
County on Nassaw Island in ye Province of New York 
yeoman and Hope Carpinter Juner of Jamaica in ye 
County Island and Provinc aforsd labourer of ye one 
part and Wait Smith and Nathaniell Denton both of 
Jamaica aforsd of ye other part witnesseth that ye 
abovesd Thomas Flewelling and Hope Carpinter for and 
in consideration of ye sum of thirty pounds currant 
mony of NewYork to them in hand paid by ye abovesd 
Wait Smith and Nathaniell Denton at or Ijefore ye en- 
sealing or delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
they doe herby owne and acknowlidg themselves to be 
therewith satisfy ed content and paide and therof & ther- 



Jamaica, Long Island 393 

from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovesd 
Wait Smith and Nathaniell Denton their heirs exe^ 
& admin^ & every of them from every part & parsillt hereof 
have given granted enfeofed releast confirmed ashurd 
quited claimd sold and made over and do by these 
presents frely clearly and absolutly give grant enfeof 
release confirm ashure quit claime s«ll and mak over 
unto ye abovesd Wait Smith and Nathaniell Denton 
their heirs and asignes for ever all that pece parsil or 
lot of land in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd being ye 
whole devition westward that was laid out ye right of 
Robert Ashman desest lying on ye west side of Newtowne 
hay path joyning Hendricke Lots land and also one 
other lot of land lying and being in ye devition called 
ye hill devition being a ten acre right and bounded as 
followeth that is to say east by Nicolas Everitt land 
west by ye land laid out William Foster late of Jamaica 
desest and north by Flushing bounds and south by marked 
trees or ye highway all which lots of land as above bounded 
and exprest together with all and singuler ye priveledges 
apurtinances & heriditaments belonging to ye same with 
all ye trees timber trees wood under woods whether stand- 
ing lying or belonging to ye same of them ye sd 
Thomas Flewelling and Hope Carpinter to them 

Page 17 
the said Wait Smith & Nathaniell Denton to have and 
to hold to them their heirs and asignes for ever and 
ye same to be and remaine to ye only proper use benifitt 
& behoof e of them ye sd Wait Smith & Nathaniell Denton 
their heirs and asigns for ever and that ye said Waite 
Smith and Nathaniell Denton their heirs and asigns shall 
and may at all times for ever hereafter have hold ocepy 
posess & injoy ye above recited land & primises as his 
their land of inheritanc in fee simple freely and clearly 
discharged of & from all former gifts grants morgages 
dowrys or any other intanglements whatever with a 
warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons lawfully' claiming ye same and also to scale & deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveienc for ye primises 



394 Records of the Town of 

as ye abovesd Wait Smith or Nathaniell Denton their 
heirs or asigns shall be advised or procure to be drawne 
by their counsill learned in ye law for ye space of seven 
years next after ye date hereof in testamony whereof 
ye partys first above mentioned hath set to their hands 
and afixed their scales ye day and yeare above writ- 
ten Thomas Fleweling O 
Sealed and delivered Hope Carpinter O 
in presents of 
Samll Mills 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye day & year within writen ye 
within named Thomas Flewelling & Hope Carpinter 
came before Joseph Smith Esqr one of Her Majs Justices 
for ye keeping of ye peace in Queens County asigned 
and did acknowlid ye within instrument to be their 
owne vollingtary act & deed Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd & compared 
pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come greeting Know ye that Hope Carpinter 
Juner of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in 
ye Collony of NewYork and Thomas Flewelling of 
Hemstid in ye County Island Collony aforsd yeoman as 
well for and in consideration of ye sum of ten pounds 
corrant mony of NewYork as for divers other good 
causes & considerations them thereunto moving hath 
remited releast & for ever quit claime & by these presents 
for themselves & their heirs doth frelly clearly & abso- 
lutely remite release & for ever quit claime unto Wait 
Smith and Nathaniell Denton both of Jamaica aforsd 
yeoman in their full and peacable posesion and seasure 
therof being) & to their heirs & asignes for ever all such 
righte title estatt interest and demand whatever as they 
ye sd Hope Carpinter or Thomas Flewelling had or ought 
to have of in & to all that house and home lot that did 



Jamaica, Long Island 395 

belong to Robert Ashman late of Jamaica deseast bounded 
north by ye highway or maine streett of Jamaica aforsd 
and east & west by ye land of John Wolsy & Charles 
Williamson and south by a highway and also one lot 
of land in ye tenour ocupation of William Creede of 
Jamaica aforsd containing by estemation fivetene acres 
be ye same more or less and also one other lot of land 
in ye tenour and ocopation of Dow Ditmars and being 
ten acres as it was laid out be ye same more or less 
and also two lots of land in ye tenour and ocopation of 
Benjamin Thustone of Jamaica aforsd being by estima- 
tion thirty acres be ye same more or less and also one 
other lot of land in ye tenour & ocapation of John Wolsy 
of Jamaica aforsd all which parsills of land was laid 
out upon ye right of Robert Ashman deseast all which 
land as above bounded & exprest with all ye houses 
barnes stables fencings improvements woods under 
woods trees timber trees priveledges belonging to ye 
same to have and to hold for ever to them their heirs 
and asigns for ever soe that neither ye sd Thomas Flewell- 
ing nor Hope Carpinter nor their heirs nor any persons 
whatever by from or under them ye said Thomas Flewell- 
ing or Hope Carpinter or their heirs shall or will by any 
means whatever after this date have claime chaling or de- 
mand any part or parsill thereof but from all & every ac- 

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tion righte estate title interest or demand of in and to 
ye primises or any part and parsill thereof they and every 
of them shall uterly excluded & debared by these presents 
in witness whereof ye abovesd Thomas Flewelling 
and Hope Carpinter hath set to their hands and scales 
this twentyeth day of February and in ye fivth year of 
ye reigne of our sovereign Lady Ann by ye grace of 
over England Queene &c. and in ye year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred & six or seven 

Hope Carpinter O 

Thomas Flewelling O 



396 Records of the Town of 

Sealed & delivered 

in presents of A true coppy of ye orignall 

Samll. Mills enterd and compared pr. 
Zach. Mills Zach. Mills Cler. 

On ye day and year above written Hope Carpinter 
and Thomas Flewelling above named apeared before 
Joseph Smith Esqr, one of Her Majs Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace in Queens County a signed and did 
acknowlidg ye above instrument to be their vollingtary 
act & deed. Joseph Smith 

Enterd this 24th day of March 1707 

pr. Zach Mills Clerk 

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas 
Fleweling of Hemstid in Queens County in ye Province 
of New York and Hope Carpinter Junr. of Jamaica in ye 
County aforsd doe acknowlidg to have received our 
due & part & proportion out of ye estate of Robert 
Ashman late of Jamaica deseast and doe for ever aquit 
& discharg Waitt Smith & Nathaniell Denton admins 
of ye estate of Robert Ashman and their heirs exec & 
admi^ from any further claime or demand in & about ye 
premises witness our hands this twentyeth day of Feb- 
ruary and in ye fifth year of Her Majs. reigne Annq*^ 
1706/7 

Test. Thomas Flewelling 

Samll Mills Hope Carpinter 

Zach Mills 

A true coppy enterd & compared by 

Zach Mills — Cler. 
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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come greeting Know ye that Waite Smith & Nathaniell 
Denton both of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Hand in ye Province of New York yeoman as well for 
& consideration of ten pounds corrant mony of New- 



Jamaica, Long Island 397 

York as for divers other good causes & considerations 
them thereunto moving hath remited released and for 
ever quit claimd & by these presents for them selves & 
their heirs doth fully clearly & absolutly remise release 
& for ever quit claime unto Hope Carpinter Juner of 
Jamaica aforsd labourer and Thomas Flewelling of 
Hemstid in ye County He & Province aforsd yeoman 
in their full & peacable posesion & seasure thereof being 
and to their heirs & asignes for ever all that lot of medow 
ground in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd being at a neck 
called ye further East Neck containing by estimation 
ten acres with ye small lot belonging to ye sd lot be ye 
abovesd lots more or less ye ten acre lot is bounded as 
followeth north by Joseph Oldfields medow and west 
by a creek that parts ye two neks and east by Daniell 
Smiths medow and south by ye bay with ye righte of 
commans and undevided land and ye righte of ye bogs 
and plains belonging to ye said medow and ye east 
devition that was laid out to ye abovesd medow which 
land is bounded as followeth east by Fosters River or 
marked trees and south by ye land of John Cokefair and 
west by a high way and north by a lot of land that was 
laid out to Hendrik Lot being in number thirty three 
all which medow & land as above bounded and exprest 
with all other ye primises and ye apurtinances belonging 
to ye same with all ye priveledges belonging to ye same 
to have and to hold for ever to them their heirs & asignes 
for ever soe that neither ye sd Wait Smith or Nathaniell 
Denton nor their heirs nor any other person or persons 
whatsoever by from or under them or either of them or 
either heirs shall or will by any means whatsoever after 
this date have claime challing or demand any part or 
parsill thereof but from all & every action righte estate 
title interest & demand of in and to ye primises or any 
part or parsill thereof they and every of them shall 
uterly excluded and debared by these presents in witnes 
whereof ye above said Wait Smith and Nathaniell 
Denton hath hereunto set their hands and afixed their 
scales this twentyeth day day of February and in ye fivth 



398 RecDrds of the Town of 

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year of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady Ann over 
England Queene &c. and in the year of our Lord Christ 
one thousand seven hundred six or seven 
Sealed and delivered Wait Smith O 

in presents of Nathaniell Denton O 

Samll. Mills 
Zach. Mills 

Memorandom on ye day and year above written 
appeared ye above written Wait Smith & Nathaniell 
Denton before Joseph Smith Esq"^ one of Her Majs. 
Justices for ye keeping of ye peace in Queens County 
asigned and did acknowlidg ye above instrument to 
be their owne vollingtary act & deed Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall entred & compared March 
ye 22—1706 pr. Zach Mills Clarke 

This Indenture made this twentyeth day of February 
and in ye fivth year of ye reigne of our sovereign Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God Queue of England Scotland 
Ff ranee & Irland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& six seven and betweene Wait Smith & Nathaniell 
Denton both of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Hand in ye Province of NewYork yeom" of ye one party 
and Thomas Flewelling and Hope Carpinter Juner both 
of ye County He and Province aforsd of ye other part 
witnesseth that ye abovesd Wait Smith and Nathaniell 
Denton for and in consideration of ye sum of thirty 
pounds corrant mony of NewYork to them in hand paid 
by ye abovesd Thomas Flewelling and Hope Carpinter 
at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof they doe hereby owne and acknowlidg 
and thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit & 
discharge ye abovesd Thomas Flewelling & Hope Car- 
pinter their heirs exec". & adm^ all & every of them from 



Jamaica, Long Island 399 

every part & parsill thereof have given granted enfeofed re- 
least confirmed ashured confirmed quited claimd sold and 

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made over and doe by these frelly clearly & absoluttly 
give grant enfeofe release confirm ashure quit claime 
sell and make over unto ye abovesd Thomas Flewelling 
and Hope Carpinter their heirs and asignes for ever all 
that pece parsill or lot of land in ye bounds. of Jamaica 
aforsd in a devition commanly called ye east devition 
being a lot of land that was laid out to Hendrik Lot con- 
taining by estimation fiveteen acres be ye same more or 
less and bounded as followeth that is to say east by 
Fosters River and west by a high way and south by a 
lot of land laid out to ye right of Robert Ashman deseast 
and north by John Cokefairs land all which land as above 
bounded & exprest with all ye trees timber trees woods 
under woods standing or lying or belonging to ye same 
with all ye privelidges apurtinances heriditaments to ye 
same belonging or apertaining to ye same with all ye 
estate righte title property claim and demand of them 
ye sd Wait Smith & Nathaniell Denton their heirs exec* 
& admin" to them ye sd Thomas Flewelling & Hope 
Carpinter their heirs and asigns to have and to hold 
for ever and that ye sd Thomas Flewelling & Hope 
Carpinter shall & may from time to time and at all times 
for ever hereafter have hold ocopy poses & in joy ye 
abovesd land and granted primisis as their own land of 
inheritance in fee simple freely and clearly discharged 
of & from all former gifts grants sales morgages or any 
other intanglements whatever with a warrantee to de- 
fend ye same against any person or persons whatever 
lawfully claiming ye same and also will scale and deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises 
as ye abovesd Thomas Flewelling or Hope Carpinter 
their heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his or their counsil learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next after ye date hereof in witness 
whereof ye partys abovesd hath set to their hands and 
scales ye day and year above written (Memorandom 



400 Records of the Town of 

before ye ensealing and delivery it is agreed that ye 
east bounds mentioned in this deed is to by ye marked 
trees — Wait Smith O 

Sealed and delivered Nathaniell Denton O 

in presents of 
Samll Mills 
Zach Mills 

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Memorandom on ye day and year above written 
ye above named Wait Smith & Nathaniell Denton apeared 
before Joseph Smith Esq' one of Her Majs. Justices for 
ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County asigned and 
did acknowlidg ye above deed to be their owne volingtary 
act & deed Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd & compared 
pr. Zach Mills 

Aprill ye 28th 1707 Cler 

Laid out to Samuell Mills Juner in two peces of land 
upon ye hills ye quantaty of fivetene acres on ye acount 
of Mr. William Nicoll 

Enterd pr order of Wait Smith 

Towne Surveier 
pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

To all Christian people before whome these presents 
shall come witnesseth that whereas Samuell Higbee of 
Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of New York 
and Joseph Coe of ye same place did purchase a certain 
parsil of land of Jonathan Whitehead of ye same place 
in a devition called ye midle devition each of them half 
of ye sd tract as may appear by deeds for that purpose 
drawne and ye said Samuell Higbie & Joseph Coe hath 
devided ye abovesd land as followeth that is to say ye 
abovesd Samuell Higbee is to have ye one half on ye 
south side of of ye said tract or parsill of land and soe 
to run ye full lengh of ye abovesd land as may appear 
by marked trees for that purpose marked and ye abovesd 



Jamaica, Long Island 401 

Joseph Coe is to have ye north side of ye abovesd tract 
of land and Hkewise to rune ye full lengh witness their 
hands and scales this first day of Aprill and in ye sixth 
year of Her Majs. reigne and in ye year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and seven 
Sealed and delivered Samuell Higbee O 

in presents of Joseph Coe O 

Joseph Smith Juner 

Zach Mills A true coppy entered and 

compared Aprill 
Aprill ye 4th 1707 pr Zacii Mills Cler 

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This Indenture made this tenth day of Apprill and in 
ye sixth year of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady Ann 
by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance and 
Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christe one thousand seven hundred and 
seven and betweene Timothy Wood of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of NewYork 
cordwainer of ye one part and Abraham Lott of ye same 
place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovesd 
Timothy Wood for and in consideration of ye sum of 
fivety pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him in 
hand paid by ye abovesd Abraham Lot at or before ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and acknowlidg and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovesd 
Abraham Lott his heirs exec" & admi' and every of them 
from every part and parsill thereof have given granted 
alined enfeofed confirmed ashured quited claimd sold 
and made over and doe by these presents fully clearly 
and absolutly give grant allien enfeofe confirm ashure 
quite claim sell and make over unto ye abovesd Abraham 
Lot his heirs & asignes for ever all that peece parsill or 
lot of upland in ye bounds of Jamaica and bounded be- 
gining at ye northeast corner of ye lot whereon ye abovsd 
Abraham Lots house standeth and thence runing westerly 
to a certain chesnut saplin marked and from ye abovsd 



402 Records of the Town of 

sapling northerly to a certain olde stumpe and from ye 
stumpe with a straight hne to ye highway that leads to 
ye mill and soe along ye high way to ye place of begining 
bounded east by ye abovsd highway and south by ye 
land of ye abovsd Abraham Lot and west by ye land 
of William Jones and north by ye land of William Jones 
Jonas Wood and Hope Carpinter being bounded round 
as ye fence now standeth all which land as above bounded 
and exprest with all ye priviledges apurtinances heridita- 
ments & emoliments with all ye trees woods under woods 
standing or lying or belonging to ye same with all ye 
fencis improvements thereon standing being of him ye 
said Timothy Wood his heirs exec^ admi^ to him ye 

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said Abraham Lot his heirs and asignes to have and to 
hold for ever and ye same to be and remaine to ye onely 
proper use benifitt & behoofe of him ye abovsd Abraham 
Lott his heirs and asignes for ever and that ye abovesd 
Abraham Lott his heirs and asignes shall & may from 
time to time and at all times for ever hereafter have 
hold ocopy posess and injoy ye above recited land and 
primisess as his or their their owne land of inheritance 
in ffee simple freely and clearly discharged of & from 
all former gifts grants sales morgages or any other en- 
tanglements whatever and alsoe will warrant and for 
ever by these presents for ever defend ye same against 
any person or persons whatever lawfully claiming ye 
same and alsoe will scale and deliver any other or firmer 
deede or conveience for ye premises as ye said Abraham 
Lot his heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his or their counsill learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next after ye date hereof in witness 
whereof ye party first above named hath set to his hand 
and afixed his scale ye day & yeare first above named^ — 
Sealed & delivered Timothy Wood O 

in presents of A true coppy enterd 

Martha X Mills pr Zach Mills 

her mark Cler. 

Zach Mills Aprill ye 18th 1707 



. Jamaica, Long Island 403 

This Indenture made this fiveteenth day of Aprill and 
in ye sixth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& seven & betweene Adrian Onderdonk & Andreas 
Onderdonk sons of Andreas Onderdonk late of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of 
New York deseast of ye one part and Theadorus Pol- 
eheamus of ye abovesd Towne Hand & County yeoman 

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of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovesd Adrian 
Onderdonk & Andreas Onderdonk for & in consideration 
of ye sum of fourty nine pounds corrant mony of New- 
York to them in hand paide by ye abovesd Theadorus 
Poleheamus act & before ye ensealing and delivery of 
these presents ye receipt whereof they doe hereby owne 
& acknowlidg and thereof & therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovesd Theadorus Pol- 
eheamus his heirs exec^ & admi' & every of them from 
every part and parsill thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed quited claimd sold and made over and doe by 
these presents freely clearly & absolutely give grant 
alien enfeofe quit claim sell & make over unto ye abovesd 
Theadorus Poleheamus his heirs and asignes for ever 
all that two peces parsills or lots of upland in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforsd buted & bounded as followeth ye one 
lot of land is bounded on ye east by a way that leads 
from Newtowne to south and north by ye land of ye 
abovesd Theadorus Poleheamus and west by ye other 
land of Adriane Onderdonk & Andreass Onderdonk and 
south by ye land of Theadorus Poleheamus abovesd & 
ye other lot is bounded as followeth that is to say east 
& north by ye land of Theadorus Poleheamus & west 
& south by ye land of Garitt Clason be ye same more or 
less as above bounded and exprest together with all & 
singuler ye trees timber trees woods under woods stand- 
ing or lying belonging to ye same with all ye fencings 
improvements priveledges apurtinances heriditaments 



404 Records of the Town of 

to ye same belonging or any nianer of ways appertaining 
of them ye said Adrian Onderdonk or Andreass Onder- 
donk their heirs exec or adm" unto him ye said Thea- 
dorus Poleheamus his heirs & asignes to have and to 
hold for ever and ye same to be and remaine to ye proper 
use benifitt & behoofe of him ye sd Theadorus Poleheamus 
his heirs and asignes for ever and that ye said Theadorus 
Poleheamus his heirs & asignes shall & may at all times 
for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess and in joy ye 
above recited land and primises as his or their owne 
land of inheritance in fee simple freely and clearly dis- 
charged of & from all from all former gifts grants mor- 
gages dowrys intailes judgments executions or extents 
or any other title or incombrances whatever with a 
warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons whatever laying any just claime to ye same and also 
will scale and deliver any other or firmer deede or con- 
veience for ye primises as ye said Theadorus Poleheamus 

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his heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his or their counsill learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next after ye date hereof in witness 
whereof ye partys first above named hath set to their 
hands and afixed their scales ye day and yeare first above 
written Adriane Onderdonk O 

Sealed & deliverd Andreass Onderdonk O 

in presents of 
Jacob X Johnson A true coppy of ye orignall 

his mark - entred and compared 

Zach Mills Aprill ye 23—1707 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

This Indenture made this fiveteenth day of Aprill 
and in ye sixth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
Ff ranee and Irland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. 
and in ye yeare of our Lord Christe one thousand seven 
hundred and seven and betweene Adryan Onderdonk 



Jamaica, Long Island 405 

& Andreass Onderdonk sons of Andreass Onderdonk of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province 
of New York deseast of ye one part and Jacob Johnson 
of ye abovesd Towne Hand & County yeoman of ye other 
part witnesseth that ye abovesd Adriane Onderdonk 
and Andreasss Onderdonk for & in consideration of ye 
sum of one hundred & twenty one pounds currant mony 
of New York to them in hand paid by ye abovesd Jacob 
Johnson at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof they doe hereby owne & 
acknowlidge and thereof and therefrom doe for ever 
exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovesd Jacob Johnson 
his heirs exec" & admi'' and every of them from every part 
& parsill thereof have given granted aliened enfeofed 
releast confirmed quited claimed sold and made over 
and doe by these presents frely clearly & absolutly give 
grant alien enfeofe release confirme ashure quit claime 
sell and make over unto ye abovesd Jacob Johnson his 

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heirs and asignes for ever all that dwelling house mesuage 
or teniment and tract or parsill of land in ye bounds of 
Jamaica aforsd and bounded as followeth that is to say 
east by a high way that leads from Newtowne and south 
by ye land of Theadorus Poleheamus and west by ye 
land of Theadorus Poleheamus & Garitt Clasons land 
north by ye Conty rode containing by estimation thirty 
two acres be ye same more or less together with all ye 
houses barns stables fencings or improvements heridita- 
ments priveledges and apurtinances to ye same belonging 
or any maner of ways appertaining of them ye sd Adrian 
Onderdonk and Andreass Onderdonk their heirs exec^ 
or admi" to him ye said Jacob Johnson his heirs & asignes 
to have and to hold for ever and to be and remaine to ye 
onely proper use benifitt & behoofe of him ye sd Jacob 
Johnson his heirs & asignes for ever and that ye abovesd 
Jacob Johnson his heirs & asignes shall and may from 
time to time and at all times for ever hereafter have hold 
ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited land and primises 
as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee simple 



406 Records of the Town of 

frely and clearly discharged of & from all former gifts 
grants morgages do wry s intailes judgments or executions 
or any other incombrance whatever and also will warrant 
and for ever defend ye same by these presents and also 
ye abovsd Adrian Onderdonk and Andreass Onderdonk 
hath sold as abovesd unto ye abovesd Jacob Johnson 
his heirs & asignes as full & amply as it is above exprest 
in and aboute ye above granted primises one lot or parsill 
of medow ground containing by estimation five acres be 
ye same more or less being at a neck called Oldfields 
Nek and bounded as followeth east by ye Hawtree Creek 
& south by ye bay and north by a small creek that runs 
oute of ye Hawtree Creek and west by ye medow that 
was formerly William Creeds with all ye priveledges 
& undevided belonging to or arising from ye same and 
also will warrant and for ever defend all ye abovesd land 

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and primises against any persons lawfully claiming ye 
same in witness whereof ye partys above named hath 
set to their hands & scales ye day and yeare first above 
written Adrian Onderdonk O 

Sealed & delivered Andreass Onderdonk O 

in presents of 
Theadorus Poleheamus 
Zach Mills A true coppy of ye orignall 

enterd and compared Aprill 

ye 24—1707 

pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

This Indenture made ye fourteenth day of Feber. 
in ye fifth yeare of ye reing of our sovering Lady Anne 
of England Scotland France & Ireland Queene and in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& six betweene Charles Williamson cordwainer in Ja- 
maica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Collony 
of NewYork of ye one part & Timothy Wood. cordwainer 
in the Towne & County abovsd of ye other part witnesseth 
that ye abovsd Charles Williamson for the considera- 
tion of the sum of seventeene pounds corrant money 



Jamaica, Long Island 407 

of New York to him in hand paid by ye abovsd Timothy 
Wood at & before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne & acknowlidg 
himself to be therwith satisfyed contented & paid doe 
therefor for ever aquit exonirate & discharge ye abovsd 
Timothy Wood his heirs exeC admi^ all & every of them 
from every part and parsill thereof have given granted 
enfeofed releast ashured & confirmed quit claimd sold 
& made over & doe by these presents fully clearly & 
absolutly give grant enfeofe release confirm ashure quit 
claime sell & make over unto ye abovsd Timothy Wood 
his heirs exec & asignes for ever a certain parcell or lot 
of land situate lying & being in ye Towne of Jamaica 
aforsd buted & bounded as followeth beginning at ye 
north west corner of that house built by Mary Harnett 
& runeth thence & twenty foote fronting ye main streete 
then runing fifty foote south & twenty three foot east 
and so north to the first corner bounded on the east by 
ye aforsd house and land south & west by ye land of 
Charles Williamson north by ye main streete all which 

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lot of land with ye priveledge and apurtinances there- 
unto belongin or any way appertaining to him ye said 
Timothy Wood to have and to hold ye above recited 
primises to him his heirs exec^ & asignes & ye same to be 
& remaine to ye only proper use benifit & behoofe of him 
ye sd Timothy Wood his heirs exec^ adm^ & asignes for 
ever & that ye abovsd Tim. Wood his heirs and asignes 
shall & may now & at all time or times hereafter have 
hold ocopy posess ye above granted primises as his or 
their owne land of inheritance in fee simple and also 
shall & will scale & deliver any other deed or conveience 
for ye primises as ye sd Timothy Wood his heirs exec^ 
& asignes or his or their counsill learned in ye law shall 
require for ye space of seven years at his or their charge 
and also will warrant & for ever defend ye same against 
any person or persons laying any just claime to ye same 
in testamony whereof ye abovesd Charles Williamson 



408 Records of the Town of 

hath set his hand & afixed his scale ye day & yeare above 
written Charles Williamson O 

Sined sealed & delivered 
in presents 

George Wolsey A true coppy enterd ye 

Joseph X Carpinter 24 of Aprill Annoq'^ 1707 

his mark pr Zach Mills 

Cler 

These presents witneseth that whereas Waite Smith 
and John Rodes both of Jamaica in Queens County hath 
a twenty lot of medow betweene them each of them half 
which sd lot they have parted as followeth ye abovsd 
John Rodes hath and is to hold to him his heirs & asignes 
for ever ye south east side of ye abovsd lot of medow 
bounded northerly by Samuell Smiths fresh medow and 
easterly by Steven Stevensons medow and southerly 
by ye Long Neck creek and westerly by ye other part of 
ye abovsd medow as ye staks now standeth and ye 
abovsd Wait Smith hath and is to hold to him heirs and 
asignes for ever all ye west side of ye abovesd lot of 
medow bounded northerly by ye grate swampe and 

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westerly by ye Long Neck Creek and southerly by ye 
abovsd creek & easterly by other part of ye abovsd lot 
as ye stakes now standeth — 

Enterd this fourth day of June and in ye sixth yeare 
of Her Majs reigne Annoq'^ 1707 by order and in presents 
of ye abovsd Wait Smith & John Rodes 

pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

May ye 13—1707 

Then surveid and laid oute by us whose names are 
here subscribed unto Jonathan Whitehead one parsill 
of land lying att ye reare of Capt. Wolseys & John 
Fosters^ — bounded east by ye sd land of Wolsey and 
Forster west by Taners Hollow south by ye path that 
goes to Jonas Woods lot north by comman land being 
in full satisfaction of a seven acre and one half hill righte 



Jamaica, Long Island 409 

five acres arising from Mr. Osbaii ye other from ye righte 

of Garitt Luberson as witness our hands 

Samuell Smith 
Waite Smth 

May ye 15—1707 

Then laid oute to Jonathan Whithead one pece of 
land bounded east by ye reare of Capt. Wolsys lot north 
by coman land or his way that goes to ye hatrees west 
by comman land south by ye land of ye said Jonathan 
Whitehead as it may appeare by marked trees ye north- 
west corner being a chesnot saplin 

Samuell Smith 
Waite Smith 

Entred this 17th of June 1707 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
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These presents may sertafy any one whome it may 
any wayse concerne that I Nathaniell Denton senoir 
of Jamaica in Queens County upon Long Hand doe by 
these presents fully freely and absolutely give and grant 
unto my son Samuell Denton of ye same Towne and 
County that part of home lot on which he now liveth 
and hath seperated from my part of my home lot with 
a cross fence from ye south west corner of his house 
cross ye lot to George Millses lot at present and after 
my desease he shall have two rods north from ye said 
cross fence into that part of ye home lot which is now 
mine and also I doe give & grant to my said son Samuell 
five acres of wood land which he hath alread taken up in 
ye Litle Neck and five acres of land which he hath taken 
up at ye Litle Plaine Run and also four acres of medow 
and a halfe at ye further east neck which medow is 
comonly called ye small lots of medow with all priveledges 
& apurtinances thereunto belonging I say that I ye aforsd 
Nathaniell doe by these presents give and grant and 
make over from me my heirs exec^ admi^ or asignes for 



410 Records of the Town of 

him his heirs exec^ admi'^ or asignes to have and to hold 
as his owne proper righte for ever ye which is to be ac- 
counted and exepted as part of his legacy or portion In 
confirmation whereof I doe this and date set to my hand 
and fix my scale — January ye 5 Anno 1684/5 
Signed sealed & delivered Nathaniell Denton Senr O 
in presents of us 
Jeremiah X Wood A true coppy enterd and 

his mark compared pr Zach Mills 

David X Whitehead Cler. 

his mark September ye 6th 1707 — - 

18th May 1744— The mark of the Revnd. Mr. Wallter 
Willmot is a slope the upper side of each ear entred pr 

Samll. Smith. Junr. — Cler — 

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Jamaica January ye 5th Anno 1684/5 

These presents may sertafy any one whome it may 
conserne that I Nathaniell Denton Senoir of Jamaica 
in Queens County upon Long Island doe by these presents 
fully bargin sell alinate and make over unto my son 
Samuell Denton of ye same Towne & Shire ye one half 
of my ten acre lot eastward lying betweene John Rodeses 
senoirs lot and that lot that was formerly Anthony 
Waterses ten acre lot the saide ten acre lot to be devided 
eaqually in ye midle from front to reare and ye said Sam- 
uell to have that side of ye lot that lyeth next to John 
Rodeses lot I say that I ye aforsd Nathaniell have 
for my self mine heirs exec^ asignes bargined solde and 
made over ye halfe of my east ten acre lot aforsd unto 
my son Samuell Denton aforsd for him his heirs exec^ 
or asignes to have and to hold as his owne proper righte 
for ever for a valuable consideration already received in 
confirmation of ye primises I doe this day and date above 
written set to my hand and fix my scale 

Nathaniell Denton O 



Jamaica, Long Island 411 

Signed sealed and 
deliverd of us 

Jeremiah X Woodsen A true coppy of ye orignall 

his mark entered September ye 6th 

David X Whitehead 1707 pr. Zach Mills 

his mark Cler. 

John Ludlams mark is a cropp on ye righte eare — 
Enterd this eighteenth day of January Annq<^ 1707/8 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

Doras Pohemas mark is a cropp on the right ear and 
a happenny under ye same ear — entred this last day of 
Desember Annoq 1716 pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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These presents testafy that I Nathaniell Denton 
Juner of Jamaica in Queens County have given granted 
alined sold enfeofed & confirmed & by these presents doe 
fully firmly & absolutly give grant bargin alien sell 
enfeofe & confirm unto my brother Samuell Denton of 
ye sd Towne & County his heirs & asignes a certain tract 
of land containing ten acres more or less as it was laid 
out by ye surveiers lying & being w' in ye bounds of 
Jamaica aforsd & is bounded on ye west by Freemans 
hay path on ye south by Samuell Mills land on ye east 
by ye land of Nathaniell Denton Senr. & on ye north 
by a highway which sd ten acres of land with all ye 
timber trees improvements priveledgs & apurtinances 
the aforsd Nathaniell Denton doth fully & absolutly 
from him self his heirs exec" & asignes for a valluable 
consideration in hand paide by ye sd Samll Denton give 
grant bargin sell alien & make over ye sd ten acres of 
land as above bounded and exprest for ye said Samuell 
Denton his heirs & asignes to have and to hold as his & 
their owne proper righte & for their own use & behoofe 
for & I ye said Nathaniell Denton for my self my heirs 
exec^ admi'' & asignes ye aforsd ten acres of land w* 
all & every of their rightes & appurtinances from any 



412 Records of the Town of 

person or persons by from or under me them or either of 
them or upon anj^ pretence whatsoever shall & will war- 
rant & for ever by these presents defend that this is my 
act & deed I testafye by seting to my hand & scale this 
ninth day of June Annoq^ Dominie 1688 
Signd, sealed & delivered Nathaniell Denton O 
before us 
Waite Smith 
Daniell Denton 

Nathaniell Denton apeared before me this 18 of 
Febrarary 1688 and did acknowlidg this to be his act & 
deede I say before me one of His Majs. Justices of ye 
Peace John Townsend — Senr — 

A true coppy of ye orignall entred 

September ye 6th 1707 pr. Zach Mills — Cler 

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These presents witnesseth that Nathaniell Denton 
of Jamaica in Queen County in ye Province of New York 
yeo" and Samuell Denton of ye same place blacksmith 
hath made a devition of a certain twenty acre lot of medow 
that did belong to Nathaniell Denton late of Jamaica 
atorsd deseast being at a neck called ye Long Neck in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd as followeth ye abovsd 
Samuell Denton hath all ye east hook called ye Roten 
Hook and thence runing along a certain dich that parteth 
ye abovsd lot from Joseph Smiths medow to ye old Towne 
Creek and soe northerly along by ye sd creeke to a stake 
standing near ye first great bent of ye afore sd creek to 
ye east ward and thence easterly to ye upland to a bush 
marked it being his part in full of ye sd lot of medow 
and ye abovsd Nathaniell Denton hath all ye remainder 
part that is northwerly from ye sd stakes and that to 
remaine as bounds betweene both them & their heirs and 
asignes for ever 

Enterd pr order of ye partys above mentioned 

pr Zach Mills — Cler 



Jamaica, Long Island 41o 

This Indenture made ye fourth day of Deseniber 
In ye sixth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereign Lady 
Queen Ann over England &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord God one thousand seven hundred & seven by & 
betweene Thomas Whitehead of Jamaica in Queens 
County ye" of ye one part & Thomas Chambers with 
Febe his wife of Flushing in ye County aforsd of ye other 
part witnesseth that ye said Thomas Whitehead for & 
in consideration of ye yearly rent covenant conditions 
& agreement herein after contained on ye part & behalf 
of ye sd Thomas Chambers with Febe hath demised 
granted & to farme let and doe by these presents demis 
grant & to farme let unto ye sd Thomas Chambers & 
Phebe his wife twenty acres ajoyning to ye twenty acres 
w'' my father let unto ye sd Tho. Chambers & Febe 
his wife for & during their naturall lives situate lying 
& being in ye bounds of Flushing to have & to hold all 
& singuler ye hereby demised primises unto ye sd Thomas 
Chambers & Febe his wife during their naturall lives 
yelding & paying therefore yearly & every yeare one 
turky on Chrismas day it is further covenanted by 
& betweene ye said partys that ye sd Thomas White- 
head for himself his exec* & admi'' or any of them doth 

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covenant promise grant & agree to & with sd Thomas 
Chambers & Phebe his wife to & with every of them by 
these presents that ye said Thomas Chambers with 
Febe his wife and every of them for & under ye yearly 

rents covenants & conditions herein before ex- 

presed on ye part & behalfe of ye sd Tho. Chambers & 
Febe his wife shall and may peacably have hold use 
ocupy & in joy all & singuler ye hereby demised primises 
& every part thereof without any let truble molestation 
eviction esertion interruption or deniall of ye sd Thomas 
Whitehead his heirs exec* or admi* or any of them or 
that shall or may claime by from or under him in witness 
whereof I have set to my hand & scale ye day & yeare 
above written 

Tho. Whitehead O 



414 Records of the Town of 

Sealed & delivered 

in the presents of Desemb^ 24th 1707 enterd pr 

Andrew Mariner Zach Mills Cler — 

Thomas Thustone 

Laide out to Samuell Mills for & upon ye acount of 
ye midle devition which did belong to Mr. William 
Nicols a certain pece or tract of land in ye bounds of 
Jamaica neare ye old town pond bounded on ye south- 
west corner by a black oak stumpe and so runing easterly 
to a stak thence northerly to a walnut tree thence westerly 
to a white oak stake thence southerly to ye place of be- 
gining containing aboute four acres more or less — 

performed pr me 
February ye 16th 1707/8 Samuell Smith 

A true coppy enterd pr 

Zach Mills— Cler 



Benjamin Dough tys ear mark is a crop on the off 
ear and a hole in the same and a slit in the near ear — 

Entred 1st Decemb-- 1747 

pr Samll. Smith Junr. Clr — 

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This Indenture made this twenty third day of Feb- 
ruary and in ye sixth yeare of Her Majestys reigne & 
in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and seven or eighte and betweene Peter White of Ja- 
maica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province 
of New York yeo" of ye one part and John Gaile of ye 
same place yeo° or ye other part witnesseth that ye 
abovesd Peter White for & in consideration of ye sum 
of nine pounds currant mony of New York to him in 
hand paid by ye, abovesd John Gaile at & before ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himselfe to 
be therewith satisfyed content & paide and thereof & 
therefrom do for ever exonirat & discharge ye abovsd 



Jamaica, Long Island 415 

John Gaile his heirs exeC" & admi^ all & every of them 
from every part & parsill thereof have given granted 
enfeofed alliened releast confirmed ashured qiiited claimd ' 
sold and made over and doe by these presents fully 
clearly & absolutely give grant enfeofe allien release 
confirm ashure quit claim sell & make over unto ye 
abovsd John Gaile his heirs exec^ admi'^ & asignes a cer- 
tain parsill of land that is to saye ye righght that doth 
belon or shall arise from nine acres of medow in ye old 
Towne Neck that is to say ye righte of upland that doth 
belonge or shall arise from nine acres within ye nek 
aforsd all which sd nine acre righte within ye old Towne 
Nek as above exprest with all ye priveledges appurtin- 
ances heriditaments and emolliments with all ye trees 
timber trees woods under woods standing or lying or be- 
longing to ye same nine acre righte of him ye sd Peter 
White his heirs & asignes to him ye sd John Gaile his 
heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever and that ye 
sd John Gaile his heirs & asignes sha 1 & may at all times 
for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess and injoy ye 
above recited righte with ye appurtinanes as his or their 
owne land of inheritance in fee simple and that ye sd 
Peter White had at ye time of ye ensealing & delivery of 
these presents had full power and lawfull authoryty 
for to sell & despos of ye same in maner & forme as aforsd 
fully and clearly discharged of & from all former gifts 
grants niorgages & dowrys intailes dowrys sales execu- 
tions or any othe intanglements whatever and also 

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will warant and for ever defend ye same against any 
person or persons laying any just claime to ye same and 
also will scale and deliver and deliver any other or firmer 
deede or conveience for ye primises as ye sd John Gaile 
his heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his or their counsil learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next after ye date hereof in testa- 
mony whereof ye abovsd Peter White hath set to his 



416 Records of the Town of 

hand and afixed his scale ye day and yeare first above 
written Peter White O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presens of 
John Monsee 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom that on ye day and yeare above written 
ye above mentioned Peter White apeared before Joseph 
Smith Esq' one of Her Majs. Justices for ye keeping of 
ye peace for Queens County asigned and did acknowlidge 
ye above deed to be his owne vollingtary act & deed 

Test. Joseph Smith 

A true coppy enterd Aprill ye first 1708 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of Feb- 
ruary and in ye sixth yeare of our sovereigne Lady Ann 
by ye grace of God of Greate Britain France & Irland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & seven or 
eighte and between John Mills of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Collony of New York of ye one part and 
John Gaile of ye same place yeo" of ye other part wit- 
nesseth that ye sd John Mills for & in consideration of 
ye sum of thirty one pounds corant inony of New York 
to him in hand paide by ye abovsd John Gaile at & be- 
fore ye ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and acknowlidge and 
thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirate aquit & dis- 
charge ye abovsd John Gaile his heirs exec" & admi^ 
and every of them from every part and parsill thereof 
have given granted allined enfeofed releast confirmed 
ashured quited claimd sould and made over and doe by 
these presents freely clearly & absolutely give grant alien 
enfeofe release ashure quit claime sell and make over 

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unto ye abovsd John Gaile his heirs and asignes for ever 
a certaine pece parsill or lot of land being ye one halfe 



Jamaica, Long Island 417 

or eaquall moiety of a tract of land which ye sd John 
Mills bought of Jonathan Whitehead being in a devition 
called ye midle devition containing about sixtene acres 
and halfe be the same more or less and bounded easterly 
by ye Plaine Run and west by Freemans highway and 
north by ye land of Hendrik Lot and south by ye other 
halfe of ye abovsd tract of land all which sd lot of land as 
above bounded & exprest together with all & singuler ye 
trees timber trees woods under woods standing or lying 
or belonging to ye same with all ye bogs brooks or im- 
provements within ye bounds or belonging to ye same 
with all ye privelidges apurtinances & emoliments to ye 
same belonging with all ye estate righte title property 
claime & demand of him ye sd John Mills his heirs & 
asignes exec^ admi" to him ye sd John Gale his heirs & 
asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye same to be & 
remaine to ye onely proper use benifitt and behoofe of 
him ye sd John Gale his heirs & asignes for ever and 
that ye sd John Gaile his heirs & asignes shall & may 
at all times for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess 
and in joy ye above recited land & primisis as his or their 
owne land of inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly 
discharged of & from all former gifts grants sales mor- 
gages or any other intanglements whatever and also 
will scale & deliver any other or firmer deede or con- 
veience for ye primises as ye sd John Gaill his heirs or 
asignes shall be advised or procure to be drawne by his 
or their coun' learned in ye law for ye space of seven 
years next after ye date hereof and also will warrant & 
for ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
lawfully claiming ye same witness whereof ye abovsd 
John Mills hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye 
day & yeare first above written John Mills O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Samuell X Mills 

his mark 
Zach Mills 



418 Records of the Town of 

Memorandom on ye day & yeare within written ye 
within named John Mill apeared before Joseph Smith 
Esq' one of Her Majs. Justices for ye keeping of ye 
peace for Queens County asigned and did acknowlidg 
ye within deed to be his volingtary act & deed 

Test. Joseph Smith 

A true coppy enterd Aprill ye 6th 1708 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler 
Page 40 

This Indenture made this twenty third day of Feb- 
ruary and in ye sixth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland 
France & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& seven or eighte and betweene Samuell Mills of Ja- 
maica in Queens County in ye Province of New York 
yeo° of ye one party and John Gaile of ye same place 
yeo° of ye other part witnesseth that abovsd Samuell 
Mills for and in consideration of ye sum of six pounds 
corant mony of NewYork to him in paide at & before ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne & doth acknowlidg himselfe to be 
therewith satisfyed content & paid & thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
John Gaile his heirs exec" & admin' & every of them for 
every part and parsill thereof have given granted en- 
feofed aliened releast confirmed ashured quited claimd 
sold & made over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
& absolutly give grant enfeofe release alien confirme 
ashure quit claime sell & make over unto ye abovsd John 
Gaile his heirs & asignes for ever all that pece parsill or 
tract of land lying & being in ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforsd at a place comanly called ye old Towne Nek 
containing by estimation four acres be ye same more 
or less & bounded as followeth that is to say east by a 
highway and west by ye bounds of ye old Towne nek 
land and north by coman land and south by coman 



Jamaica, Long Island 419 

land neare ye old Towne pond all which land as above 
bounded and exprest together with all & singuler ye 
trees timber trees woods under woods standing or lying 
or belonging to ye same with all ye priveledges appur- 
tinances heriditaments & moliments to ye same be- 
longing or any maner of ways apertaining to ye same 
of him ye sd Samuell Mills his exec^ or adm^ to him ye sd 
John Gaile his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for 
ever and ye same to be & remaine to ye onely proper 
use of ye sd John Gaile his heirs & asignes and that 
ye sd John Gaile his heirs exec^ or admi' shall & may from 
time to time and at all times for ever hereafter have 
hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited land & 
primises as his or their owne land of inheritance in 
fee simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all 
former gifts grants morgages dowrys intailes executions 
or revertions or remainders or any other title or incom- 
brance what ever and also will warrant and for ever 
defend ye same against any person or persons laying 
any just claime to ye same and also will scale & deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primisis as 
ye sd John Gaile his heirs or asignes shall be advised 

Page 41 
or procure to be drawne by his or their counsill learned 
in ye law for ye space of seven years next after ye date 
hereof in testamony whereof ye abovsd Samuell Mills 
hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day & yeare 
first above mentioned Samuell X Mills O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of 
Peter White 
Zach Mills 

Memorandam that on ye twenty seventh day of Feb- 
ruary in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred & seven or eighte, apeared ye abovsd Samuell 
Mills before Joseph Smith Esq' one of Her Majs. Justices 



420 Records of the Town of 

for ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County asigned 
and did acknowlidg ye above deed to be his owne volling- 
tary act & deed — Test. Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred 

Aprill ye 6th 1708 pr Zach Mills— Cler 

April ye 12—1708 

Laid oute to Capt. Hope Carpinter one pece of land 
for & on ye acount of what was wanting in his west 
devition lying on ye south east side of ye haw tree path 
southerly bounded by ye land of Garitt Durland & 
westerly by Ram Dorlant and east by Eldet Lucas 
laid out by Wait Smith Towne Surveier and entred by 
his order pr Zach Mills Cler — 

This Indenture made this fourth day of Aprill and 
in ye seventh yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God over England Scotland Frace 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eighte and between Thomas Flewelling -of Hemstid 
in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Collony of 
New York yeo™ of ye one part and Richard Everitt of 
ye same place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye 
abovsd Thomas Flewelling for & in consideration of 
ye sum of five pounds corrant mony of New York to 

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him in hand paid by ye abovsd Richard Everitt at & 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye re- 
ceipt whereof he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg 
himselfe to be therewith satisfyed content & paid and 
thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit & dis- 
charge ye abovsd Richard Everitt his heirs exec' & admi'^ 
& every of them from every of them from every part & 
parsill thereof have given granted enfeofed alliened 
releast ashured confirmed quited claimd sold and made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly and abso- 
lutly give grant enfeofe alien release ashure confirm quit 



Jamaica, Long Island 421 

claime sell & make over unto ye abovsd Richard Everit 
his heirs and asignes for ever all that a pece parsill or 
lot of medow land in ye bounds of Jamaica & County 
abovsd lying at a nek called ye further east nek being 
ye small lot that was laid out to a ten acre righte being 
laide oute ye righte of Robert Ashman late of Jamaica 
deseast and bounded as followeth that is to say easterly 
by ye medow of ye abovsd Richard Everitt northerly by 
Fosters River and southerly by a by small creek that 
runs out of ye river abovsd & westerly by a dich contain- 
ing by estimation three quarters of an acre be ye same 
more or less all ye sd medow land with al grass herbag 
improvements creeks ponds belonging to ye abovsd medow 
of him ye sd Thomas Flewelling to him ye sd Richard 
Everitt his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever 
and ye same to be and remaine to ye onely proper use 
benifit & behoof of him ye sd Richard Everitt his heirs 
& asignes for ever and that ye sd Richard Everitt his 
heirs & asignes shall & may at all times for ever here- 
after have hold ocopy posess and in joy ye above recited 
land and primisis as his or their owne land of inheritance 
in fee simple and also will warrant & for ever defend ye 
same against any person or persons whatever laying 
any just claime to ye same and also will seal and deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises 
as ye said Richard Everitt his heirs or asignes shall be 
advised or procure to be drawne by his or their counsill 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next after 
ye date hereof in testemony whereof ye abovsd Thomas 
Flewelling hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye 
day & yeare first above written Thomas Flewelling O 
Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Nathaniell Oilley 
Zach Mills* 

Page 1^3 
Memorandom that on ye day & yeare above written 
ye above mentioned Thomas Flewelling apeared before 
Jonathan Whitehead Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justices 



422 Records of the Town of 

for ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County asigned 
& did acknowlidg ye 'above deed to be his vollingtary act 
& deed— Test. Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy enterd May ye 6th 1708 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made in this tenth yeare of our sover- 
eigne Lord WilHam ye Third by ye grace of God of Eng- 
land Scotland Ffrance & Ireland Kinge &c and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand six hundred 
ninety & eighte on the twenty seventh day of September 
of said year between Sarah Oldfield at Jamaica in Queens 
on Long Hand alias Nasaw widow of John Oldfield late 
of Jamaica aforsaid deseast & Richard Oldfield of ye 
same Towne County &c as abovsd son & heir of Jno. 
Oldfield aforsd yeo" & Jane his wife on ye one part & Jno. 
Ludlam of ye same Towne &c. yeo" on ye other part 
witnesseth that ye sd Sarah Oldfield Richard Oldfield 
& Jane his wife for & in consideration of ye sum of nine- 
teene libs good & lawfull mony of this Province to him 
in hand paide before ye ensealing & delivery of these 
presents by ye sd John Ludlam ye receipt whereof they 
doe hereby acknowlidg & themselves to be therewith 
fully satisfyed contented & paid and thereof & of every 
part & parsill thereof they doe by these presents for ever 
aquit & discharge ye sd John Ludlam his heirs exeC 
& admi" have given granted bargined & aliened & sould 
releast & confirmed & doe by these presents freely clearly 
& absolutely give grant bargin allinate & sell release & 
confirm unto ye said Jno. Ludlum his heirs & asignes for 
ever all that a certain tract or parsill of land containing 
by estimation fiveteene be it more or less being a thirty 
& one acre righte in ye hill devition as it was laid oute 
to John Oldfield aforsd situate lying & being in ye bounds 
of Jamaica northwest of ye Town plan on ye hills bounded 
westward by ye land laide out for ye parsoneage & by ye 
land of Nicolas Everitt southward by a field of Nathaniell 
Denton eastward by ye land that was Henry Fosters 



Jamaica, Long Island 423 

deseased northward by Flushing line together with all 
& singuler ye rights priveledges heriditaments & apur- 
tinances to ye same belonging or in any nianer of wise 
appertaining and all the righte interest claime property 

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posesion and demand of them ye said Sarah Oldfield 
Rich'd. Oldfield & Jane his wife or either of them in & to 
ye primisis & in & to every part & parsill thereof to have 
and to hold ye sd tract of land with ye appurtinances to 
him ye sd John Ludlam his heirs & asignes to ye onely 
proper use benifitt & behoof of him ye sd John Ludlam 
his heirs & asignes for ever without any morgage or any 
other incombrance whatever and further ye aforsaid 
Sarah Oldfield Richard Oldfield & Jane his wife doe & 
shall warrant their sale to be good & lawful! & shall 
defend against all persons or persons claiming or to claime 
from or under them & they doe hereby engage & bind 
themselves their heirs exec" or admi" & they shall & 
will from time to time & at all times during ye terme of 
seven years next ensuing ye date hereof on the reasonable 
request & at ye cost and charges of him ye sd John 
Ludlam his heirs & asignes make & execute or cause to 
be done mad & executed & sufered with all and every 
such singuler & lawfull & reasonable act & acts thing & 
things conveiences & ashuerences in ye law whatsoever 
as by the said Jno. Ludlam his heirs or asignes or any of 
them or his or their counsill learned in ye law shall be 
reasonnablely devised advised or received for ye further 
& beter ashuring shure making & confirming of all & 
singuler ye herin before mentioned granted primises 
unto ye said Jno. Ludlam his heirs & asignes in testa- 
mony whereof ye partys to these presents have set their 
hands & afixed their seals ye yeare & day first above 
mentioned Jane X Oldfield O 

Sealed & delivered her mark 

in presents of Richard Oldfield O 

Jno. Hubberd Jane X Oldfield O 

Daniel X Sexton her mark 

his mark 



424 Records of the Town of 

Wheras it is bounded southerly by a field of Nathanel 
Dentons there is an high way to be allowed southerd if 
need be aded before signeing &c — presents in ye margant 
& one likewise before signeing &c. 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred & compared 
May 25th 1708 pr. Zach. Mills— Cler 

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This Indenture made this twenty eighte day of De- 
sember in ye third year of ye reigne of our sovereigne 
Lady Ann by the grace of God of England Scotland 
Ffrance & Irland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and 
in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred & four between William Carpenter of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Island yeoman & Elizabeth 
his wife of ye one part and John Ludlum of ye same 
Towne County &c. yeoman of ye other part witnesseth 
that they ye sd William Carpenter & Elizabeth his 
wife for & in consideration of ye valuable sum of one 
hundred & sixty pounds corrant mony of NewYork to 
them in hand paid by him ye sd John Ludlum at & before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof they doe hereby acknowlidg & themselves to be 
therewith fully satisfyed & contented & paid & thereof 
& of every part & parsill thereof doe for ever aquit & 
discharge him ye sd John Ludlum his heirs exec' & admi^ 
by these presents have given granted bargined & sould 
enfeofed released & confirmed & by these presents doe 
clearly & freely & absolutely give grant bargain & sell 
enfeofe release & confirm to him ye said John Ludlum 
his heirs & asignes for ever all that a certain dwelling 
house barn orchard home lot & lot of upland adjoyning 
situate lying & being within ye bounds & Towneship 
of Jamaica aforsd sometim since in ye tenour & ocupation 
of Capt. John Carpinter latt of Jamaica aforsd deseased 
containing by estimation fourtene acres be it more or 
less as it was laid oute & is buted & bounded as fol- 
io weth on ye north by comman land on ye east partly by 
ye hom lot of Samuell Smith & partly by an aditional 



Jamaica, Long Island 425 

lot in ye tenour of sd Samuell Smith adjoyning to his 
home lot on ye south by ye coman country road or high- 
way & on ye east by an home lot formerly in ye tenour 
of John Everitt late of Jamaica deseasd in part & in part 
by an aditional lot adjoyning to sd home lot together 
with all & singuler ye mesuages teniments out houses 
stable barns orchards gardins arable lands pastures 
fences timber trees wood under wood lying being or 
standing thereon rights priveledges heriditaments & 
appurtinances thereunto belonging or in any ways ap- 
pertaining and all ye estate righte title intrest posesion 
& demand of them ye sd William Carpenter & Elizabeth 
his wife or either of them in and to ye primises & in & 
to any part or parsill thereof to have and to hold ye 

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sd dwelling house & barne home lot and lot adjoyning 
and all & every & other ye before recited primises & ap- 
purtinances to him ye sd John Ludlum his heirs & asignes 
to ye only proper use benifit & behoof of him ye sd John 
Ludlum his heirs & asignes for ever and they ye sd William 
Carpenter & Elizabeth his wife for themselves their heirs 
exec" & admi' do promis covenant & agree to & with him 
ye sd John Ludlum that he ye sd John Ludlum his heirs 
& asignes shall & may now & at all times for ever here- 
after quietly peaceably ocupy posess & enjoy all & 
every ye above granted primises as his & their inde- 
seizable estate of inheritance in fee simple freely & 
clearly aquited & discharged of & from all other & former 
gifts grants bargins sales morgages dowrys entailes judg- 
ments executions revertions & revertions remainder and 
remainders had made done comitted or suferd at any time 
or times before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
and also to warrant & defend all & every ye above 
granted primises against all & every person or persons 
claiming ye same or any part thereof by from or under 
them ye sd William Carpenter and Elizabeth his wife or 
either of them their heirs exec" or admi'' or any other 
person or persons lawfully claiming ye same or any 
part thereof by these presents & also to give any other 



426 Records of the Town of 

or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises as he ye sd 
John Ludlum his heirs or asignes shall be advised & pro- 
cure to be drawne by his or their eounsill learned in ye 
law in testamony whereof ye partys to these presents 
have fixt their seals & signed & delivered ye same ye 
day & year first above written 

Signed sealed & delivered William Carpenter O 
in presents of Elizabeth X Carpenter O 

Jno. Hubard her mark 

Daniell Smith 



A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd pr 

Zach Mills 
June ye 7th 1708 Cler 

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This present instrument sheweth that Nathaniel 
Smith planter of Jamaica in Queens County upon ye 
Isle of Nasaw belonging to ye Province of New York 
hath for divers good reasons and considerations him 
moving thereunto but more especially for a valluable 
sum of seven pounds to his satisfaction in hand paid 
or to be rec^ at ye signeing and sealing hereof barterd 
bargined sold alinated and asigned and doth by vertue 
of this deed & instrument of conveience for himself and 
his heirs exec^ admi'' barterd bargine & sell alinat & asigne 
& make over from him for ever unto his brother Thomas 
Smith of ye Towne & County abovsd half a ten acre lot 
of upland under tillag & improvement which was laid 
out and formerly belonging to his father Smith in ye 
bounds & limits of Jamaica abovesd. being & lying upon 
ye neck y* lyes between ye neck commanly known by 
ye name of ye miliars neck and ye bogy medow nek 
southward of ye Towne abovsd that is to say ye one half 
and moity of ye whole ten acre lot abovsd by an eaqual 
devition which doth apertain to ye sd Nathaniell by will 
and testament of his brother Eaphraim deseast ye which 



Jamaica, Lonc; Island 427 

lot being bounded by Joseph Smith on ye east and 
John Smith deseast on ye west fronting upon ye high 
way northward and rearing upon a parrellel with other 
lots in ye same neck southward he saith he hath sold 
as abovsd ye one moity and half by eaquall devition of 
ye said ten acres with all ye profitts benifits improve- 
ments priveledges lybertys & conveniences had held 
or that may any maner of ways be had or held at any 
time or times pertaining or belonging of right to ye 
said half allotments as already laid oute by ye sur- 
veiors for him ye sd Thomas to have and to hold as an 
absolute righte and property to ye sole use benifitt & 
behoof of him his heirs exec' admi & asignes for ever 
after ye date hereof as fully firmly & amply as if formally 
deliverd into his posesion by & exepting only ye crop of 
corn which is now in & upon ye ground moreover ye sd 
Nathaniel doth warrant this his sale good & firm in law 
to all intents and purposes therein exprest and shall 
defend ye same from and against any just claime y* 
shall be made or laid by any person or persons whoever 
as witnesseth his hand and scale anexed hereunto this 
eighte day of May in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred & ninty five Nathaniell X Smith O 
Signed sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of us test. 
John Pruden Sr. 
Samuell Higbee 

May ye eighte 1695 — Then appeared before Danll. 
Whitehead one of His Majs. Justices Justices of ye for 
Queens Court ye above named Nathaniel Smith and 
did acknowlidg ye above written deed to be his free & 
volingtary act & deed — Danll. Whitehead 

Enterd pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

Page J^S 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come greeting Know yea that Nathaniel Denton of 



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428 Records of the Town of 

Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province 
of New York yeo° as well for & in consideration of ye 
sum of five shillings corrant mony of New York as for 
divers other good causes and considerations him there- 
unto moving hath remised releast and for ever quit claimd 
& by these presents doe for himself his heirs fully clearly 
& absolutly remise release & for ever quit claime unto 
Samuell Dento of ye same place blaksmith in his full 
& peacable posesion & seasure thereof being and to his 
heirs and asignes for ever all that pece parsill or lot of 
upland that is now in ye tenour and ocupation of ye sd 
Samuell Denton within ye Longe Neck fence bounded on 
ye east by ye land of Nathaniel Higbe and west by ye 
way that leads into ye said nek further and north by ye 
land of ye abovesd Nathaniel Denton and south by ye 
land laid out to Samuel Mills and also all ye land that 
is without a cross fence which is on ye north side of ye 
abovsd Samuell Dentons now dwelling house which runeth 
from ye street fence to Joseph Bartons land all the land 
that was not given by deed from my father on ye south 
side of ye abovsd cross fence with all ye priveledges & 
apurtinances heriditaments to ye abovsd parsills of land 
belonging or any ways appertaining to have and to 
hold to him his heirs & asignes for ever soe that ye sd 
Nathaniel Denton his heirs nor any other persons or 
persons whatever by from or under them or either of 
them shall or will by any way or means whatever this 
de have claime dialling or demand any part thereof 

but from all & every action righte estate title interest 
& demand of & in and to ye primises or any part or parsill 
thereof shall or will be uterly excluded & debared by 
these presents in witness whereof ye abovsd Nathaniel 
Denton hath to these presents set to his hand and afixed 
his scale this fifth day of September and in ye sixth 
yeare of the reigne of our sovereign Lady Ann by ye 
grace of God over England Scotland France & Ireland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & seven 

Nathaniel Denton O 



Jamaica, Long Island 429 

Sealed & delivered 

in presents of 

John Denton A true coppy pr Zach Mills 

Zach Mills Cler — 

Page J^9 
This Indenture made the eight & twentyeth day of 
May in ye fourth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereign 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God Queen of England Scot- 
land Ff ranee & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in 
ye yeare of our blesed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ one 
thousand seven hundred & five between Jonathan 
Whitehead of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Collony 
of New York in America gentleman of ye one part & 
Thomas Smith of ye same place gentleman of ye other 
part witnesseth that ye said Jonathan Whitehead for 
& in consideration of a certain thirty acre lot of land 
situate lying & being on ye east side of ye Plain Run 
within ye bounds of Jamaica aforsaid by him ye sd Thomas 
Smith to ye sd Jonathan W'hitehead his heirs & asignes 
for ever at & before ye ensealing & delivery of these 
presents bargined sold & delivered ye receipt whereof he 
doth hereby acknowlidg & himselfe to be therewith 
fully satisfyed contented & paid and thereof & of every 
part & parsill thereof he doth for ever by these presents 
aquit exonirat & discharg ye said Thomas Smith his 
heirs exec" & admi^ hath granted bargined & sold ex- 
changed releast & confirmed and doth by these presents 
ffuUy clearly & absolutly grant bargin & sell exchange 
release & confirm unto ye said Thomas Smith heirs 
& asignes for ever all that a certain five acre lot of medow 
ground situate lying & being on ye hither east nek 
within ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd bounded northward 
by ye upland eastward by ye medow late in ye tenour 
of Samuel Denton deseasd southward by ye creek & 
westward by ye medow late in ye posesion of John Car- 
penter deseased with ye upland in ye sd neck belonging 
to ye righte of ye sd medow also all ye upland in ye sd neck 
belonging to the righte of five acres of midow late in ye 



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430 Records of the Town of 

ocupation of one Jno. Rodes late of Jamaica deseasd acord- 
ing to ye grants consesions customs of ye sd Towne together 
with all all singuler ye rightes priveledges heriditaments 
& appiirtinances thereunto belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining and all ye estat righte title posesion property 
claim & demand of him ye sd Jonathan Whitehead in 
& to ye primises & in & to every part & parsill thereof to 

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have and to hold the said lot of medow rights of upland 
with their and every of their appurtenances to him ye 
said Thomas Smith his heirs & asignes to ye only proper 
use benifit & behoofe of him ye sd Thomas Smith his heirs 
& asignes for ever and ye sd Jonathan Whitehead for 
himself his heirs exec^ & admi^ & every of them doth 
hereby covenant & promis to & with ye sd Thomas 
Smith his heirs & asignes shall & may now & at all times 
hereafter for ever have hold ocupy posess & injoy ye 
above granted primises as his & their ffree & indefensable 
estat of inheritance in ffee simple free & clear & freely 
& clearly exonirated aquited & discharged of & from all 
former & other gifts grants bargins sales morgages judg- 
ments extents executions rents avearrages of rents 
revertion or revertions remainder or remainders or other 
title or incumbrance whatsoever and ye same & every 
part & parsill thereof to ye sd Thomas Smith his heirs 
& asignes against all persons whatsoever lawfully claim- 
ing ye same or any part thereof shall & will warrant & 
for ever defend by these presents In testamony whereof 
ye partyes to these presents have hereunto set their 
hands and afixed their scales ye day & yeare first above 
written before sealing added that by rights & priveledges 
is not intended or granted any rights of comanage or 
undevided land exept only in ye hither east neck above 
mentioned & also in line ye first (eighte) added & (three) 
bloted out in ye date before sealing 

Sealed & delivered Jonathan Whitehead O 

in presents of 
Jno. Hubberd 
George W^oollsey ( 



Jamaica, Long Island 431 

Memorandom that on ye 29 of November 1705 ap- 
peared before Joseph Smith Esqr. one of Her Majs. 
Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County 
asigned ye within named Jonathan Whitehead & ack- 
nowledged ye within written conveience to be his ffree 
& voHngtary act & deed Test — Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twentyeth day of June 
& in ye seventh yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eighte & betweene Thomas Welling of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New- 
York yeo" of ye one part and John Gale of ye same place 
yeo° of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Thomas 
Welling for & in consideration of ye sum of fourteene 
pounds corrant mony of New York to him in hand paid 
by ye abovsd John Gale at & before ye ensealing & de- 
livery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlidge himself to be there- 
with satisfyed content & paide and thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd John 
Gale his heirs exec« & admi« & every of them from every 
part & parsill thereof have given granted aliened en- 
feofed confirmed ashured quited claimd sold & made 
over & doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant alien enfeofe confirm ashure quit claime sell 
& make over unto ye abovsd John Gaile his heirs & asignes 
for ever all that pece parsill or tract of land in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforsd it being a ten acre righte of land that 
is to say one halfe part or eaqual moity of a twelve acre 
lot of land be ye same more or less as it was laid oute 
being ye quota or proportion of land that was laid out 
to his ten acre lot of medow in ye old Towne Nek in ye 
bounds of Jamaica aforesd ye whole twelve acre lot is 



432 Records of the Town of 

bounded as followeth that is to say west by ye medow & 
east by ye old towne pond and north by ye land of 
Hendricas Hagaman and south by ye land of Anthony 
Watters all which land as above bounded & exsprest 
together with all & singuler ye tree timber trees woods 
under woods whether standing or lying or belonging to 
ye same with all ye priveledges appurtinances heridita- 
ments and emoliments to ye same belonging with all ye 
estate righte title claime & demand of him ye sd Thomas 
Welling his heirs exec^ & admi^ to him ye sd John Gale 
his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be & remaine to ye only proper use benifit & 
behoofe of him ye sd John Gale his heirs & asignes for 
ever & that ye sd John Gale his heirs & asignes shall & 
may at all times for ever hereafter have hold ocupy poses 
& injoy ye above recited land and primises as his or their 

Page 52 
owne land of inheritance in fee simple freely and clearly 
discharged of & from all former gifts grants sales morgages 
entailes judgments executions or extents or any other 
title or incumbrance whatever and also will warrant and 
for ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and will scale and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye 
primises as ye sd John Gale his heirs and asignes shall 
be advised or procure to be drawne by his or their councill 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next after 
ye date hereof in testamony whereof ye abovsd Thomas 
Welling hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day 
& yeare first above writen Thomas X Welling O 
Sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of 
James Lewis 
Ebenezer Smith 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye day & yeare above writen ye 
above mentioned Thomas Welling appeared before 
Jonathan Whitehead Esqr. on of Her Majs. Justices for 



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Jamaica, Long Island 433 

ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County asigned and 
did acknowlidge ye above deed to be his vollingtary 
act & deed — Test. Jona" Whitehead 

A true ooppy entred this 30th of November 1708 

pr Zach Mills — Cler 

This Indenture made this ninth day of Jully and in 
ye seventh yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God Queene of Great Brittain Ffrance 
& Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & eighte 
and betweene Jonas Wood of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of NewYork yeo° of ye 
one part and John Gale of ye same place yeo" of ye other 
part witnesseth that ye abovsd Jonas Wood for & in 
consideration of ye sum of twenty one pounds corrant 
mony of NewYork to him in hand paid by ye abovsd 
John Gale at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and 
doth acknowlidge himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paide and thereof therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovsd John Gale his heirs 
exec* & admi^ and every of them from every part and 

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and parcel thereof have given granted aliened enfeofed 
ashured confirmed quited claimed sold & made over 
and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly 
give grant alien enfeof ashure confirm quit claim sell & 
make over unto ye abovsd John Gale his heirs & asignes 
for ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforsd at a place called ye old Towne Neck 
being ye right that did arise from and was laid out to 
fiveteene acres of medow in ye neck abovsd containing 
by estimation nine acres be ye same more or less and 
bounded as followeth that is to say east by ye land of 
ye abovsd John Gale and west by ye medow and north 
by ye land of Samuell Smith and Jonathan Whitehead 
and south by ye land of Hendricus Hagaman all which 



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land as above bounded and all ye priveledges & appur- 
tinances with all ye trees timber trees woods under woods 
standing or lying or belonging to ye same exepting onely 
a way where ye way now runs for ye now owners or that 
shall be owners hereafter of ye medow belonging to ye 
neck abovsd for to pass & repass with horse cart or 
waggon for to work upon their medow & cart their hay 
or other ocations and that ye sd John Gale his heirs & 
asignes shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have 
hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited land & 
primises as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee 
simple and that ye said John Gale his heirs and asignes 
to have and to hold for ever and also will warrant and 
for ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and also will scale and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye 
primises as ye sd John Gale his heirs or asignes shall be 
advised or procure to be drawne by his or their councill 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next after 
ye date hereof in testamony whereof ye abovsd Jonas 
Wood hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day and 
yeare first above mentioned Jonas Wood O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Ebenezer Smith 
Zach. Mills 

Memorandom on ye 21th day of October apeared ye 
above named Jonas Wood before Robt. Read Esq. 
one of Her Maj. Justices for ye keeping of ye peace in 
Queens County asigned and did acknowlidg ye above 
deed to be his owne act & deed — Test. Robt. Read 



A true coppy entred this 30th of November 1708 

pr Zach Mills Cler. 

Page 5J^ '^S 

This Indenture made this thirtyeth day of October 
and in ye seventh yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne 



Jamaica, Long Island 435 

Lady Ann by ye grace of God of Great Britain France 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eighte and betweene Wait Smith of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Isl in ye Province of NewYork yeo" 
of ye one part and Stephen Stephenson of ye same 
place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd 
Wait Smith for & in consideration of ye sum of eighte 
pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him in hand paide 
by ye abovsd Stephen Stephenson at & before ye enseal- 
ing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be 
therewith satisfyed content & paide and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd 
Stephen Stephenson his heirs exec' & admi'' and every of 
them from every part & parcell thereof have given granted 
enfeofed aliened releast confirmed ashured quited claimd 
sold & made over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
& absolutely give give grant enfeofe allien release confirm 
ashure quit claim sell & make over unto ye abovsd Stephen 
Stephenson his heirs & asignes for ever all that pece par- 
cell or lot of upland in ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd at a 
place called ye hither east neck being a five acre righte in 
ye sd neck bounded as followeth that is to say easterly 
by ye land of ye said neck and westerly by land of ye 
abovsd Stephen Stephenson and northerly and southerly 
by ye land of Hope Carpenter all which land as above 
bounded and exprest be ye same more or less together 
with all & singuler ye fencings and improvements trees 
timber trees woods under woods standing or lying or 
belonging to ye same with all ye priveledges appurtin- 
ances heriditaments & emoliments to ye same belonging 
or any ways appertaining with all ye estat righte title 
interest claime & demand of him ye sd Wait Smith his 
heirs exec" admi^ to him ye sd Stephen Stephenson his 
heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever ye same to 
be and remaine to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof 
of him ye sd Stephen Stephenson his his heirs & asignes 
for ever and that ye sd Stephen Stephenson his heirs 



436 Records of the Town of 

& asignes shall and may at all times for ever hereafter 
have hold ocopy poses and injoy ye above recited land 
and primises as his or their owne land of inheritance in 
fee simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants do wry s entailes judgments executions or 
extents sales morgages or any other title or incumbrances 
whatever had made or comited at any time or times 
before ye ensealing and delivery of these presents with 
a w^arantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just claime to ye same and also will 
scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience 
for ye primises as ye said Stephen Stephenson his heirs 
or asignes shall be advised and procure to be drawne by 
his or their counsill learned in ye law for ye space of 
seven years next ensuing In testamony whereof ye 
abovsd Wait Smith hath set to his hand and afixed his 
seale ye day & yeare first above written 
Sealed & delivered Wait Smith O 

in presents of 
John Munse 
Zach Mills 

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Memorandom upon ye 3d day of January 1708-9 
apeared ye above mentioned Wait Smith before Robert 
Read Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justices for ye keeping of 
ye peace for Queens County asigned and did acknowlidg 
ye above deed to be his owne volingtary act & deed— 

Robert Reade 



This above deed entred this 26th of January one 
thousand seven hundred & eight or nin — 

pr Zach Mills— Cler 

To all home this presents may come Jonathan White- 
head of Jamaica in Queens County one ye Island of 
Nasaw for divers good cases & reasons him thereunto 
moving but more especially for ye sum of fivety pound 



Jamaica, Long Island 437 

corrant mony of NewYork to him in hand paide by 
John Mesenger of ye same place before ye insealing of 
these presents ye receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowlidg 
himself to be therewith contented & paid and thereof & 
therefrom doe for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye 
sd John Mesenger his heirs exec« admi'' from any further 
clame or demand for any part or parsill thereof have 
given granted confirmed made over & sold and by vertu 
of these presents doe from him ye sd Jonathan White- 
head his heirs exec^ & admi« unto ye sd John Mesenger 
to him his heirs & asignes give grant confirm- make over 
& sell all that tow lots of land lying in ye east devition 
in ye sd Towne ye one lot containing fiveteene acres 
more or less as it were laid ye other lot containing nigne 
acres & one have more or less as it is laid out ye first 
lot lying in in number three and bounded north by 
number tow ye other lot being in number four and 
bounded south by number five which fifth lot ware laid 
out to Thomas Weling and ye second lot above named 
laid out to ye wido Mesenger as may apeare in ye sd draft 
ye sd land is bounded west by ye Litle Plains east by 
Hemstid line as ye sd lots ware formerly laid out to- 
gether with all timber trees woods under woods stand- 
ing lying or being upon ye same with all other rights 
and prevelidges to ye sd tow lots of land belonging to 
have and to hold the same unto ye sd John Messenger 
his heirs & asignes and* to ye onely proper use benifit & 
behoof of him ye sd John Mesinger his heirs and asignes 
for ever with a warrantee to defend ye same against all 
persons laying just claime to ye same or any part thereof 
in confirmation of ye same I have set to my hand & seale 
this nineteenth day of July in ye seventh year of Her 
Majs reigne and in ye year of our Lord Christ 1708 
Sealed & delivered Jona° Whitehead O 

in presents of 

Timothy Wood A true coppy entred 

Zach Mills January ye 29—1708 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 



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Cornelias Caise 

Widow Coe 

John Carpenter Juner . 

John Crass 

Andrew Gaile 

Daniel Coe 

Nathaniel Smith 

John Cokifur 

Joseph Coe 

John Mills 

Jonathan Mills Sean . . 
Jonathan Mills Jr . . . . 
Powell Ambarman . . . . 

Samuel Seitman 

David Whitehead. . . . 

William Creed 

Widow Okley 

Mr. Woolsey 

William Ludlam 

John Gaile 

John Morehead 

John Wright 

Orian Hagerman. ... 

David Waters 

Samuel Smith Sener . . 

Mrs. Whitehead 

Dr. Ocquart 

Fransis Sayer 

Justice Everitt 

Noah Smith 

Thos. Petit 

George Cimbal 

Justice Whitehead. . . 

Joseph Fan ton 

Andrew Mariner. . . . 
Widow Hinksman . . . 

Widow Hadlock 

John Cleare 

Justice Pullman 

Eliasam Hedger 

John Hendikson 

Johanas Eldertson . . . 
Christian Snedicor . . . 



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4 Simon Blome 

3 John Blewe 

4 Wilham Colder 

3 Samuel Higbe 

— Thos. Thustone 

3 John Coe 

4 William Blodgood 

3 Justice Mastin 

John Gray 

1 Anthony Waters 

1 Nathaniel Higbe 

1 Samll. Denton Smith . . 

2 Elias Doughty 

— Daniel Smith 

2 Thos. Wellmg 

1 Samuel Smith Red 

3 Joseph Carpenter 

Nathaniel Dento Jur . . . 

— Samuel Baylye 

— William Creed Jr 

3 Thos. Whitehead 

3 Capt. George Wolsey. . 

2 Justice John Smith . . . . 

4 Thos. Humphreys 

— Ram Darhng 

4 Caret Durling 

2 Peter Garitson. 

3 Jacob Ramson 

— Johanas Williamson 

1 John Snedicor 

1 John Lambertson 

1 Theodoras Poleheamas. 

1 Jacob Colyer 

1 Eldert Lucas 

— Johanas Bokhouse. ... 
1 Hendik Lot 

4 Jacob Johnson 

3 Dow Johnson 

1 John Deane 

2 Samuel Deane 

1 Hendrik Crass 

1 Tunis Huff 

1 Peter Hendrikson 



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William Johnson . . 
Charles Randal . . . 
Richard Everitt. . . 
Justice Cornell .... 
Gersham Wiggens. 



John Okey 

John Weson 

Samuel Darling 

Steven Stevenson 

Benjaman Thuston .... 
Benjaman Wiggens .... 

William Carpenter 

John Probasco 

Elias Baylyes 

Samuel Carpenter 

William Brinkly 

Jacob Losee 

Joseph Oldfield 

Samuel Thuston 

Hope Mills 

Daniel Baylyes 

John Mesenger 

Abraham Lot 

David Furman . 

Waite Smith Juner .... 

Nathan Smith 

Nicolas Stilwell 

Peter White 

Jus. Reade 

Josiah Wiggins 

Samuel Smith — Cord . . . 

Ebenezer Smith 

Jonathan Deane Juner . 
Nathaniel Denton Senr . 

Daniel Deane 

Mr. Samuel Clows 

Samuel Mills Juner. . . . 

Thomas Howel 

John Forster Comb . . . . 

Gabriel Luff 

Joseph Smith 

James Denton 

Widow Golden 



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Daniel Boll 

Thomas Smith Sen. . . 

Abel Gaile 

Thomas Gaile 

Nehemiah Gaile 

William Moos 

Jonathan Waters . . . . 

Doct. Beekman 

John Smith Juner . . . 

Joseph Barton 

Samuel Fitch 

Hope Carpenter 

Jonas Wood 

Timothy Wood 

Thos. Wiggins . . . . 
Charles WiUiams . . . , 

John Wolsey . 

Hendrik Hagaman . . . 

Thos. Buros 

John Buros 

Samuel Denton 

John Forster Junr . . 

William Jones 

Charles Smith 

Thos. Woollsey 

Jonas Wood Junr . . . 
SoUoman Carpenter. 
Thos. Smith— Cord. 

Richard Oldfield 

William Oldfield.... 

John Pearce 

Fredrik Van Leue . . . 

John Everit 

Johanas Bruer 

Obadiah Wilkins . . . 

Richard Bets 

Hope Rodes 

Jonathan Deane Jr . 



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Zach Mills 

John Carman 

Samuel Smith Senr 

Joseph Ludlam 

John Ludlam 

James Lewis 

Wait Smith Sen 

Nehemiah Smith Sen . . . . 

Nehemiah Smith Ju 

Capt. John Carpenter. . . 



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Nicolas Everitt Ju . 

John Hanson 

Hope Bargon 

Tunis Hanson .... 

John Rodes 

Ai-thur Smith 

Thomas Waters . . . 
Amos Smith ...... 

John Garitt 

Edward Hare 



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This above rate being thirty four pounds four shiUings 

four pence one farthing & one wampon whereof thirty 

three pounds is to be paid to Jonathan Whitehead County 

Treasurer ye remainde being one pound four shilHngs 

one farthing & one wampon to remaine to ye Towns 

use made 

pr Thomas Waters 1 . 

L c* V Assesors 

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A true coppy entred this 3d day of February Annoq"^ i 

1708/9 S 

pr Zach Mills Cler ^ 



Cornelius Caise 

Widow Coe 

John Carpenter Juner . 

John Crass 

Andrew Gaile 

Daniel Coe 

Nathaniel Smith 

John Cokafaire 

. Joseph Coe 

John Mills 

Jonathan Mills Senior. 
Jonathan Mills Jun . . . 
Powell Amberman . . . . 

Samuel Seitmare 

David Whitehead .... 

John Cleare 

John Talman 



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John Gray 

Anthony Waters 

Johanas Bruer 

Obadiah Wilkins 

Richard Bets 

Hope Rodes 

Jonathan Dean — Jun. . 

Benjamin Smith 

Nicolas Everitt Jr . . . . 

John Hanson 

Hanss Bargin 

Tunis Hanson 

John Rodes 

William Creed Sen. . . . 

Widow Okley 

John Garison 



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Eliasam Hedger 

John Hendrxkson 

Johanas Eldertson 

Christian Snedicor 

WiUiam Johnson 

Charles Randall 

Richard Everitt 

William Cornel 

Gersham Wiggins 

Simon Bloome 

John Cleare 

WiUiam Colder 

Samuel Higbe 

Thomas Thuston 

John Coe 

William Bloodgood 



Ram Durland 

Carat Durland 

Peter Garason 

Jacob Ramson 

Johanas Williamson. . . 

John Snedicor 

John Lambertson .... 
Theadoras Polehemus. 

Jacob Colyer 

Eldert Lucas 

Johanas Bukout 

Hendik Lot 

Jacob Johnson 

Dow Johnson 

John Deane 

Samuel Dean 

Hendrik Crass 

Tunas Huff 

Peter Hendickson . . . . 

Garitt Johnson 

Garitt Clason 

John Okey 

John Weson 



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William Ludlam 5 

John Gaile 16 

John Morehead 2 4 

John Wrighte 7 

Orian Hagaman 1 

Nathaniel Higbe 7 1 

Samuel Denton Smith ... 5 10 

Elias Doughty — 7 

Daniel Smith 5 1 

Thos. Welling 7 3 

Samuel Smith— Redhd . . 711 

Joseph Carpenter 2 

Nathaniel Denton Juner . 6 - 

Samuel Bayleys 7 

William Creed Jr 910 

Thos. Whitehead 215 1 

Capt. George Wolsey 7 3 

John Smith Jun 1011 

Thos. Humphries ll 4 

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Jonathan Deane, Jr 

Nathaniel Denton 

Daniel Deane 

Samuel Clows — Clrk .... 

Samuel Mills Junr 

Thomas Howel 

John Hanson — Comber. . 

Gabriel Luff 

Joseph Smith 

James Denton 

Widow Goldin 

Zachariah Mills 

John Carman 

Samuel Mills Sener 

Joseph Ludlam 

John Ludlam 8 

James Lewis 

Waite Smith Senor 9 

Nehemiah Smith Sen 4 

Nehemiah Smith Ju . 
Capt. John Carpenter. . . 6 

Daniel Bull 1 

Thomas Smith Senr | 4 



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Samuel Darling 

Steven Stephenson . . 
Benjamin Thuston . . . . 
Benjamin Wiggins . . . , 
William Carpenter ... 

John Probasco 

Elias Bayles 

Samuel Carpenter ... 

William Brinkly 

Jacob Lowes 

Joseph Oldfield 

Samuel Thuston 

Hope Mills 

Daniel Bayles 

John Messenger 

Abraham Lot 

David Furman 

Waite Smith Juner . . . 

Nathan Smith 

Nicolas Stillwell 

Peter White 

Justice Robert Reade . 

Josiah Wiggins 

Samuel Smith Cord . . 
Ebenezar Smith 



John Pearce 

Fredrick Van Leue. 

John Everitt 

David Waters 

Samuel Smith, Sen . 
Mrs. Whitehead . . . . 

Doc. Ocquart 

Francis Sawyer . . . . 

Justice Everitt 

Noah Smith 



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Thomas Gaile 

Nehemiah Gaile . . . . 

William Mass 

Jonathan Waters . . . 

Doc. Beekman 

John Smith Juner . . 

Joseph Barton 

Samuel Fitch 

Hope Carpenter. . . . 
Jonas Wood Jun . . . 
Timothy Wood . . . . 

Thos. Wiggins 

Charles Williams . . . 

John Woollsey 

Hendrik Hagaman . 

Thos. Burns 

John Burus 

Samuel Denton . . . . 
John Forster Ju . . . , 

William Jones 

Charles Smith 

Thos. Woolsey 

Jonas Wood Juner. . 
Solomon Carpenter. 
Thos. Smith Cord . . 
Richard Oldfield. . . 
WilUam Oldfield . . . 

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This above rate being fivety one pounds sixteen 
shillings nine pence one farthing whereof fivety pounds 
three shillings & a peny to be paid to Col. Abraham 
Depyster Treasurer of ye Collony & ye remainder one 



Jamaica, Long Island 443 

pound thirteen shillings and eighte pence to remaine to 
ye Towns use made 

. Thomas Waters \ . 

^ A o >Asesors 

Amos Smith J 

A true coppy of ye orignal rate entred this 4th day of 
February 1708-9 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

18th April 1753 

John Doughtys ear mark is a sloape of the fore side of 
the off ear & a hole in the near ear 
John Doughty Entred pr Saml. Smith — Clk — 



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INDEX TO VOLUME II 



Note: The Index as found in the original records is printed on the 
following pages of this Volume: 272, -273, 316, 317, 320, 321, 322, 348, 
352, 333, 372, 373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387. 



UNCOMPLETED NAMES 

, Derick, 323 

Doras, 359 

Doros, 375 

Edward, 55 

Ffredrick, Ffreadricke, Ffread- 

rick, 244, 245, 375 
Samuell, 17 
Theadorus, 29, 373 
William, 379 



Allburd, Ridor, 380 
Allesson, see Alleston 
Alleston, Richard, 296, 297, 322 
Allexander, Andrew, 56, 209, 210, 

211, 215, 298, 358 
Allixander, see Allexander 
Allin— Alline, Gideon, 272-288 
Ambarman, see Amberman 
Amberman, Powell, 438, 440 
Ammerman, Johanes, 384 
Arreson, Hendrik, 375 
Arrottson, Garrett, 351 
iAshmame, see Ashman 
Ashman, Mr., 320 

Robert, Robertt, 78, 908, 393, 
395, 396, 399, 421 

Widow, •267, 316, 337 

B 

Baily, see Bayles 

Baker, Rodger, 58 

Bales, see Baj'lcs 

Bargen, Hance, Hanss, 380, 384, 

440 
Hope, 440 

Tunes, Tune, 380, 384 
Bargin, see Bargen 
Bargon, see Bargen 
Barker, Neomy, 167 

Samuell, 96, 152, 153, 154, 155, 

167, 272, 273, 304, 321 
Barnet, Joseph, 388 
Barnson, Cornelius, Curneallus, 

Curnelus, 136, 275, 276, 373 
Barton, Joseph, 147, 428, 439, 442 

445 



Basford, Damaris, 371 
John, 321, 371 

Bates, William, 117 

Bayles, Daniel, 382, 439, 442 

EUias, 130, 160, 168, 175, 200, 
201, 202, 209, 210, 258, 267, 290, 
291, 304, 305, 318, 322, 340, 341, 
345, 352, 363, 373, 374, 377, 378, 
382, 383, 386, 388, 439, 442 
John, 29, 30, 52, 136, 137, 175, 
219, 267, 289, 301, 302, 303, 312, 
320, 341, 371, 373, 375 
Jonathan, 300, 305, 319, 341, 363 
Joseph, 370 

Sam, Samll, Samuell, 56, 62, 63, 
64, 74, 76, 83, 110, 136, 137, 
161, 162, 179, 232, 234, 237, 238, 
239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 
272, 273, 321, 322, 352, 382, 438, 
441 
Sarah, 200, 201, 202, 210, 259, 

290, 291, 305 
Thomas, 378 

Bayleys, see Bayles 

Baylie, see Bayles 

Baylis, see Bayles 

Bajdles, see Bayles 

Bayly, see Bayles 

Baylye, see Bayles 

Baylys, see Bayles 

Beadle, Mathew, 352 

Beekman, Doct., 439, 442 
William, 384 

Benedik, Tho., 289 

Bettes— Belts— Bets, Richard, 141, 
384, 439, 440 

Blew, John, 438 

Blome — Bloome, Simon, 438, 441 

Bloodgood, William, 438, 441 

Bokhouse, Johanas, 438 

Boll, Daniell, 102, 103, 104, 439 

Booras, see Burrows 

Bouras, see Burrows 

Bouyers, E., 298 

Bowras, see Burrows 

Bowris, see Burrows 

Bowros, see Burrows 

Brass, Hendrick, 387 



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Bridges, Timothy, 384 

Brinkiy, Will, WiUiam, 289, 331, 
374, 439, 442 

Brinky, sec Brinkley 

Brokar, I sack, 140, 141, 142, 348 

Brower, John, 375 

Browne, Joseph, 89 

Bruer, Johanas, 439 
John, 440 

Bukout, Johanas, 441 

Bull, Daniel, 441 

Burgee, see Burgoe 

Burgoe, Hans, Hanse, 189, 273 

Burloo, John, 380 

Buros, see Burrows 

Burroes, see Burrows 

Burrowes, see Burrows 

Burrows, Ed., Edw'd, Edward, 9, 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 
23, 24, 25, 27, 32, 33, 35, 61, 
73, 74, 95, 122, 144, 148, 170, 
184, 194, 195, 224, 273, 298, 299, 
300, 320, 321, 338, 345, 346, 352, 
364, 375, 376, 377 
John, 439, 442 
Justice, 35, 73 

Marv, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 33 
Thomas, 8, 9, 22, 32, 73, 79, 146, 
147, 239, 240, 247, 317, 321, 380, 
439, 442 

Burus, see Burrows 



Cardale, Tho, Thorn, Thomas, 22, 
79, 120, 123, 130, 131, 138, 139, 
140, 148, 193, 194, 199, 317 
Cardall(e), see Cardale 
Carman, Benj., 380, 384 

John, 380, 440, 441 
Carpender, see Carpenter 

Carpenter, , 176 

Capt., 209, 235, 254, 267, 344, 

346, 358, 374, 375, 377, 424 
Elizabeth, 424, 425, 426 
Hope, 7, 48, 104, 105, 106, 211, 
215, 247, 267, 306, 312, 313, 321, 
322, 330, 337, 338, 345, 348, 359, 
374, 376, 377, 380, 392, 393, 394, 
395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 402, 420, 
435, 439, 442 
Increas., 380 

John, 64, 65, 66, 76, 91, 92, 94, 
100, 101, 154, 176, 266, 267, 273, 
274, 302, 303, 306, 316, 325, 326, 
331, 332, 348, 349, 373, 377, 379, 
380, 424, 429, 438, 440, 441 
Joseph, 380, 408, 438, 441 



Joshua, 383 

Samuell, 91, 118, 119, 153, 154, 
155, 192, 193, 198, 199, 200, 206, 
207, 208, 209, 210, 272, 317, 320, 
322, 348, 349, 375, 377, 380, 439, 
442 
Solomon, SoUoman, Solomen, 

380, 439, 442 
William, 205, 206, 320, 424, 425, 
426, 439, 442 
Carpinter, see Carpenter 
Caise, see Case 

Case, Cornelias, Cornelius, 438, 
440 
Thomas, 296, 297 
tasse, see Case 

Cattling— Cattlinge, Barnard, 280, 
281, 282 
Sarah, Sarrah, 281, 282 
Chacke, Peter, 61, 145 
Chek, see Chacke 
Chambers, Febe, Phebe, 413 

Thomas, 375, 413 
Chapon, Gairt, 79 
Choy, George, 132 
Cim'bal, George, 438, 442 
Clark, George, 162 
Clason, see Clauson 
Classen, see Clauson 
Clauson, Garret, Garrett, Garat, 
268, 296, 304, 375, 377, 403, 405, 
439, 441 
Cleare, John, 438, 440, 441 
Clemens, see Clement 
Clement, James, 158, 270, 319 
Clewes, Mr., 122 
S., 73 

Samll., 74, 123, 247, 439, 441 
Clows, see Clewes 
Clue, John, 380 
Cockafair, John, 135, 397, 399, 438, 

440 
Cockafaire, see Cockafair 
Cockefair, see Cockafair 
Coe, Abigail, 308, 310 

Benj amen, 66, 181, 203, 252, 254, 
267, 277, 288, 293, 307, 308, 309, 
310, 316, 325, 326, 331, 375, 376, 
377, 379, 380 
Daniel, 438, 440 
Jane, 219, 221, 378 
John, 71, 144, 146, 438, 441 
Joseph, 28, 29, 74, 77, 133, 320, 

380, 386, 400, 401, 438, 440 
Mr., 174, 288, 325, 326 
Robert, Robertt, 218, 219, 220, 

221, 285, 288, 378 
Widow, 438, 440 



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Cokeford, John, 375 

Colls, Nathcaniell, 380 

Colyer, Jacob, 438, 441 

Comes, Ffrances, Ffrancis, 326, 
327, 351 

Coonios, see Comes 

Cornell, Justice, 439 
Richard, 352 
William, 385, 441 

Cornwell, see Cornell 

Courtt, Steven, 269, 270, 375, 378 

Crass, Hendrik, 438, 441 
John, 438, 440 

Creed — Creede, Sarah, Sarrah, 38, 
39, 272, 283 * 
Mr., 173, 377 

Will, William, Willm, 20, 33, 
34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 
58, 59, 62, 64, 65, 66, 108, 
109, 130, 131, 144, 145, 146, 175, 
185, 190, 193, 194, 232, 233, 234, 
246, 256, 264, 270, 271, 272, 279, 
280, 282, 283, 285, 287, 288, 303, 
304, 306, 313, 314, 316, 319, 320, 
322, 325, 326, 330, 339, 340, 344, 
345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 
353, 355, 362, 365, 366, 371, 372, 
373, 375, 376, 379, 383, 384, 385, 
387, 395, 406, 438, 440, 441 

C'ummins, George, 289 



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Dane, see Deane 
Darling, Prisila, 380 

Ram, 438 

Richard, 289 

Samll, Samuell, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 15, 
203, 204, 272, 321, 323, 324, 353, 
356, 372, 439, 442 

Thomas, Thomus, 169, 321, 329, 
377 
Darlinge, see Darling- 
Daves, see Davis 
Davis, Ben, 289 

EUnathan, 175 

Elizebeth, 343 

Fulk, Fulke, 148, 149, 260, 289, 

342, 343 

Jonathan, 148, 168, 175, 221, 273 
Marrv, Mary, 148, 168, 169, 175, 

321*, 343 
Samuel, 148, 175, 225, 302, 342, 

343, 377 

Sara, Sarah, 221, 222, 378 
Widow, 65, 94, 267 
Deane, Daniell, 73, 439, 441 



John, 283, 284, 285, 298, 300, 377, 
384, 438, 441 

Jonathan, Jonathand, 74, 76, 79, 
115, 119, 192, 198, 330, 348, 355, 
381, 391, 439, 440, 441 

Nath., 209 

Samuel, Samuell, 108, 130, 131, 
187, 193, 214, 219, 222, 254, 255, 
25(i, 267, 282, 283, 284, 285, 289, 
298, 300, 305, 322, 341, 344, 375, 

377, 438, 441 
Deanne, see Deane 
Dein, see Deane 
Deine, see Deane 
Denis, Samll, 132 
Denman, , 352 

John, 148, 149, 222, 233, 378 

Sarah, 223 
Dento, see Denton 
Denton, Danll, Daniell, 149, 153, 
274, 275, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 
293, 294, 296, 298, 300, 303, 305, 
308, 310, 318, 326, 327, 329, 330, 
331, 332, 337, 338, 339, 341, 343, 
347, 349, 351, 352, 354, 355, 358, 
369, 371, 375, 377, 412 

Deborah, 235, 236 

Hanah, Hannah, 292, 293, 394, 
305, 337, 351 

Hezecioh, 386 

James, 439, 441 

John, 429 

Mary, 248, 249 

Nath, Nathaniell, Naththanieli, 
Natl, 4, 5, 51, 68, 73, 74, 76, 
77, 79, 96, 117, 118, 135, 136, 
158, 170, 171, 197, 210, 211, 212, 
213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 
220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 
227, 228, 235, 236, 254, 260, 263, 
267, 270, 273, 278, 289, 292, 300, 
302, 306, 313, 315, 317, 318, 322, 
330, 346, 353, 364, 374, 376, 378, 
381, 384, 391, 392, 393, 394, 396, 
397, 398, 399, 400, 409, 410, 411, 
412, 422, 424, 427, 438, 439, 441 

Nehemiah, 381, 384, 388 

Richard, 48, 49, 248, 249, 322, 353 

Roberd, Robert, 381, 384, 389 

Samll, Samuell, 66, 76, 197, 200, 
203, 218, 224, 225, 227, 254, 256, 
257, 260, 267, 314, 315, 317, 318, 
322, 328, 344, 346, 358, 374, 376, 

378, 381, 409, 410, 411, 412, 428, 
429, 438, 439, 441, 442 

Sarah, 211 
Timothy, 381, 388 
Wedow, Widow, 315, 375 



448 



Index 



Dentone, see Denton 

De Peyster, Abraham, 442 

Dermott, xMichel, 383 

Ditmars, Dow, 79, 395 

Ditmay, see Ditmars 

Dorlant, Dorlantt, Garrett, 336, 

351, 353, 353, 354, 373, 374, 376, 

430, 438, 441 
Jan, 374 
Ram, 19, 30, 40, 41, 68, 69, 190. 

191, 351, 252, 353, 354, 373, 373, 

316, 317, 348, 374, 376, 430, 441 
Dorlantt, see Dorlant 
Doughty, Ben]., 381, 384, 414 

EUias, Elias, 318, 319, 331, 438, 
441 

John, 381, 384, 443 
Duerje, Joost, 384 
Durland, see Dorlant 
Durling, see Dorlant 
Dusenberg, John, 280 « 

E 

Eaverit, see Everett 

Eaveritt, see Everett 

Edsall, Samufell, 144, 146 

Elderd, John, 383 

Elderson, Jno., 382 

Eldertson, Johanas, 438, 441 

Ellesson, Richard, 396, 397 

Emans, John, 384 

Emberman, Pow., 384 

Everet, see Everett 

Everett, John, 73, 74, 79, 93, 138, 
139, 130, 133, 150, 196, 241, 242, 
259, 267, 369, 277, 288, 375, 425, 
439, 442 
Justice, 363, 363, 438, 443 
Nicolas, NicoUos, Nicolosse, 
Nicoloss, Nicholes, 31, 66, 70, 
71, 73, 73, 85, 86, 87, 88, 137, 
138, 144, 145, 212, 335, 367, 313, 

317, 318, 320, 330, 348, 355, 375, 
380, 382, 384, 393, 433, 440 

Richard, 7, 59, 288, 383, 383, 388, 

430, 431, 439, 441 
Thomas, 63, 63, 133, 133, 134, 
373, 359 
Everit, see Everett 
Everitt, see Everett 
Everitte, see Everett 
Everrett, see Everett 
Everritt, see Everett 



F 



Fanton, see Fenton 
Ffaira, Charles, 178 



Fenton, Joseph, 438, 443 
Fferyman, John, 314 
Ffield, Pheabe, 285 

Robert, 285 
Ffilkin, Henry, 303 
Ffinch, Ffrancis, 289 
Ffors, John, 176 
F foster, see Forster 
Fflowler, William, 226 
Ffredrickson, see Fredriksone 
Ffreeman, see Freeman 
Ffrost, Iszack, 351 
Firman, see Furman 
Fitch, Samuel, 439, 443 
Flewelling, Thomas, 134, 392, 393, 
394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 430, 
431 
Forster, Hanah, 173 

Henery, Henry, 173, 201, 334, 

350, 386, 389 
Jane, 385, 386, 387 
John, 96, 112, 113, 117, 187, 301, 
317, 334, 363, 316, 386, 408, 439, 
442 
Thomas, 42, 43, 45, 48, 185, 186, 
247, 248, 249, 350, 389, 331, 352 
Marv, 31, 267 

Willmm, 31, 42, 95, 173, 305, 333, 
367, 389, 325, 336, 337, 338, 341, 
348, 373, 379, 393 
Fostor, see Forstor 
Freadrickson, see Fredriksone 
Fredriks, see Fredriksone 
Fredriksone, AUkea, 18, 19 

John, 17, 18, 19, 173, 178, 179, 
180, 303, 373, 331, 373, 374 
Freeman, John, 52, 317, 340, 241, 
342, 353, 373 
M., 367 
Furman, David, 139, 442 
G., 387 

Jonathan, 318 
William, 384 



G 



Gaile, see Gale 
Gaille, see Gale 

Gale, Abel, Abell, Able, 66, 196, 
337, 338, 267, 391, 395, 397, 398, 
331, 333, 333, 334, 340, 375, 378, 
439, 443 
Andrew, 22, 384, 438, 440 
Dinah, 227, 228, 333 
Jno, John, 104, 105, 106, 333, 
375, 380, 382, 414, 415, 416, 417, 
418, 419, 431, 432, 433, 434, 438, 
441 



Index 



449 



Gale, Nehemiah, 439, 442 

Thomas, 120, 121, 122, 356, 382, 
439, 442 
Gall, see Gale 
Galle, see Gale 
Garason, see Garison 
Garison, John, 440 

Peter, 441 

Ram, 384 
Garitson, Peter, 438 
Garitt, John, 440 
Garts, Trinche, 34 
Gibb, Andrew, 230, 231, 249 
Gildersleeve, Richard, 373 
Gleane, Will, Willm, 142, 145 
Godfreey, Sarah, 288 
Golder, Dot, 384 

William, 380, 384, 438, 441 
Goldinge, Ephream, Ephreaim, 21, 
169, 282 

Widow, 439, 441 
Goulden, see Goldinge 
Gray — Graye, Iszak, 288 

John, 438, 440 
Green — Greene, Richard, 241, 258, 
373, 375 



H 



Hadlock, James, 43 

Widow, 438, 442 
Hagaman, see Hegaman 
Hagerman, see Hegaman 
Haiigaman, see Hegaman 
Hainds, see Hains 
Hains, James, 219, 220, 378 

John, 214, 260, 261, 274, 289, 293, 
369, 370, 373, 378, 380 

Mary, 260, 261, 369, 370 
Hallet, William, 174, 175, 272 
Hallett, see Hallet 
Hance, Bargen, Bargin, 380, 382 

Tunis, 380 
Hansen, see Hanson 
Hanson, Jo., John, 57, 97, 248, 323, 
335, 326, 341, 385, 440, 441 

Tunis, 440 
Hare, Edward, 52, 169, 171, 173, 
176, 177, 178, 287, 322, 375, 376, 
440, 442 

Jane, 298, 322 
Hareson, see Harrison 
Harison, see Harrison 
Harnet, Mary, 407 
Harreson, see Harrison 
Harresson, see Harrison 
Harrisson, see Harrison 
Harrison, Elllzabeth, 168 



Hendrick, 159, 161 

John, 130, 131, 132, 145, 193, 260, 

334, 375 
Mr-., 374 
Heagonian, see Hegaman 
Hedger, Eliasam, 438, 441 

Hegaman, , 58 

Hendricks, Hendrickes, Henry- 
coo, Hendrikus, Hendricas, 
Hendrik, Hindriks, Hend, 53, 
59, 90, 156, 254, 372, 375 
Iszacke, 268 
Mr., 256 
Oian, 438, 441 
Hegoman, see Hegaman 
Heiggaman, see Hegaman 
Heines, see Hains 
Hendikson, see Hendrick 
Hendrick, Dinah, Dynah, 18, 19 
Ffreadrick, Ffredrick, Fredrick, 
Fredricke, 17, 18, 19, 55, 62, 
144, 145, 178, 179, 180, 187, 268, 
272, 313, 316, 321, 346, 348, 353, 
358, 364, 373, 376 
John, 382, 438, 441 
Peter, Petter, 39, 63, 140, 365, 

375, 428, 441 
Thomas, 382 
Hendrickeson, see Hendrick 
Hendricks, see Hendrick 
Hendricksone, see Hendrick 
Hendrikes, see Hendrick 
Hendriks, see Hendrick 
Hickes, Thomas, 230, 231 
Higame, Thomas, 331 
Higbe, see Higbie 
Higbee, see Higbie 
Higbev, see Higbie 

Hiebie, , 384 

Edward, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 94, 134, 135, 241, 242, 263, 

264, 265, 266, 267, 292, 322, 352, 
375 

Elizabeth, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 

Goodman, 317, 318, 331 

John, 383 

Lidia, Eydia, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 

Nath, Nathaniel, Nathaniell, 10, 
11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 85, 100, 
101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 109, 125, 
126, 132, 133, 134, 254, 256, 257, 

265, 266, 322, 352, 375, 428, 438, 
441 

Samll, Samuell, 123, 124, 266, 
322, 359, 360, 362, 382, 400, 401, 
427, 438, 441 

William, 382, 385 
Higbye, see Higbie 



450 



Index 



Higebie, see Higbie 
Highaine, see Higame 
Hindes, see Hains 
Hinds, see Hains * . 

Hingston, Ed., 178 
Hinksman, Widow, 438, 442 
Hollshart, Johanes, JohanOs, 19, 
20, 21, 68, 69, 271, 272, 316, 322 
Hollshartt, see Hollshart 
Holshartt, see Hollshart 
Howell— Hovvel, Thomas, 90, 439, 

441 
Hubbard, Jeremiah, 330, 348, 377 

Jno., John, 9, 67, 83, 100, 104, 
243, 263, 423, 426, 430 

Mr., 345 
Hubberd, see Hubbard 
Hubbert, see Hubbard 
Hubbret, see Hubbard 
Hubert, see Hubbard 
Hubertt, see Hubbard 
Huddlestone, Will, William, 14, 27 
Hudleston, see Huddlestone 
Huff, Tunis, 438, 441 
Humphreys, Tho., 375, 438, 441 
Humphries, see Humphreys 
Hunt— Huntt, Edward, 141, 326, 
327 

John, 257, 258, 326, 327, 376, 378 

Ralph, 296, 374 



Inchard, Comes, 380 
Inion, John, 130 



Jackson, John, 335 

Mary, 132 
Jamain, Mr,, 321 
Johnes, see Jones 
Johnson, , 377 

Anthony, 385 

Ceasar, 385 

Cullaman, 385 

Dow, Dowe, Dowd, 284, 365, 375 
438, 441 

Garrett, Garit, 31, 187, 188, 204, 
205, 273, 304, 305, 322, 341, 361, 
362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 369, 
373, 375, 377, 378, 439, 441 

Hendrick, 373 

Jacob, .375, 382, 404, 405, 406, 
441 

John, 338, 339, 373, 385 

Joseph, 385 

Peter, 385 



Samuell, 385 

William, 262, 350, 385, 439, 441 
Jones, Benjamin, 291, 292, 293, 377 

Richard, 29, 53, 174, 175, 250, 
267, 272, 285, 286, 287, 329 

William, 386, 402, 439, 442 
Jonson, see Johnson 

K 

Keeler, Ralph, 288 
Ketcham, Jno., 382 

Phillipes, 226 

Samuell, 381 
Ketchamm, see Ketcham 
Kickham, Samuell, 381 



Laid, James, 99 

Lamherson, see Lambertson 

Lamberte, see Lambertson 

Lamberts, see Lambertson 

Lambertson, Jan,* John, Jon, 35, 
62, 154, 155, 156, 246, 272, 352, 
361, 375, 383, 387, 438, 441 

Lambertts, see Lambertson 

Lamberttson, see Lambertson 

Lawrence, Dot., 385 
John, 177, 
Lewtcnant, 373 . 
William, 385 

Lawrence, see Lawrance 

Leas, David, 375 

Lenaware, see Lenoir 

Lenoir, Ane, 22 

I, Isaac, Isack, Iscak, Iszack, 
Iszak, Issaac, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 74, 
75, 76, 83, 84, 106, 107, 119, 
120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 
128, 129, 134, 175, 182, 190, 193, 
194, 317, 320, 324, 353, 376 
Js., 58 
Mr., 321 

Lenoire, see Lenoir 

Lenware, see Lenoir 

Leukes, see Lucas 

Lewis, James, 117, 387, 432, 440, 
441 

Lewkas, see Lucas 

Lewkes, see Lucas 

I^indley, Henry, 199 

Losee, Jacob, 439 

Lot, see I>ott 

liOtt, Abram, Abraham, 97, 98, 201, 
250, 251, 322, 352, 390, 401, 402, 
439, 442 



/■ 



Index 



451 



Lott, Deborah, 218 
Gabriel (I), 128, 140 
Hendrick, Hendrik, Hendricke, 
Hendik, 1, 3, 36, 136, 137, 144, 
145, 246, 301, 311, 335, 342, 373, 
375, 393, 397, 399, 417, 438, 441 
Henry, 367, 310 
Lotte, see I^ott 
Loutt, see Lott 
Lowes, Jacob, 442 
Lubberttsone, see Lubertson 
Lubertson, Garrett, 20, 31, 39, 69, 
191, 268, 271, 335, 366, 367, 368, 
373, 375, 409 
Lubertsone, see Lubertson 
Luberttson, see I^ubertson 
Lucas, Elder, Elderd, Ellderd, 28, 
29, 30, 31, 36, 63, 144, 145, 190, 
191, 268, 269, 295, 296, 314, 320, 
361, 368, 375, 377, 382, 420, 438, 
441 
Stutice, 296 
Ivucois, John, 386 
Lukas, see I^ucas 
Lukes, see Lucas 

Ludlam, , 220, 337 

Elliszabeth, 369, 370, 373 
John, 70, 72, 80, 86, 99, 138, 139, 
140, 149, 151, 152, 153, 211, 215, 
267, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 317, 
332, 352, 353, 370, 373, 375, 383, 
411, 422, 433, 434, 425, 440, 441 
Joseph, 78, 79, 86, 151, 152, 153, 
197, 267, 273, 274, 275, 294, 353, 
370, 373, 375, 383, 440, 441 
Widow, 373 

Will, William, 78, 83, 83, 149, 
150, 151, 152, 153, 197, 208, 275, 
352, 353, 370, 374, 438, 441 
Ludlame, see Ludlam 
Ludloe, Eliszabeth, 274 

Widdow, 274 
Ivudlom, see Ludlam 
Ludlume, see Ludlam 
Ludly, John, 148, 149 
Luf , Gabriel, 439, 441 
Lu.vis, see Lewis 

I>ynass, Nath., Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniell, 10, 23, 88, 89, 228, 229, 
330, 367, 333, 358, 362, 371 
Jamerey, 89 
John, 229 

Rodger, Roger, 229, 289 
Lynoss, see Lynass 
Lynous, see Lynass 
Lynus, see Lynass 



M 



Mahealle, vVshter, 149 
Man, John, 157, 228, 229, 230, 231, 
367, 285, 322, 331, 337, 338, 377 
Mane, see Man 
Manford, see Monfort 
Manfort, see Monfort 
Mann, see Man 
Marchall, James, 58 
Mariner, Andrew, 113, 114, 414, 

438, 443 
Markan, Henry, 30 
Martin, Justice, 440 
Mass, William, 442 
Mastin, Justice, 438 

Mathewes, , 377 

Daniel, 210 

Samuell, 53, 233, 234, 235, 250, 

288, 333, 347, 375 
Susan, 347 
Mathews, see Mathewes 
Mayle, Henry, 336, 337 
Mesenger, see Messenger 
Mesinger, see Messenger 
Messenger, Andrew, 9, 288, 348 
Daniell, 35, 71, 72, 97, 98, 120, 

121, 123, 348, 390 
Jon., Jno, John, 97, 98, 126, 127, 
128, 353, 383, 390, 437, 439, 440, 
443 
Jonathan, 438 
May, 344 

Samuell, Samll, 1, 2, 63, 70, 75, 
211, 219, 274, 324, 327, 328, 329, 
353, 373 
Susan, Susana, Susannah, 328, 

339, 377 
Widow, 367, 293, 437 
Messinger, see Messenger 
Miles, see Mills 
Milles, see Mills 
Mill, see Mills 

Mills, Abigaill, Abegaill, Abigale, 
71, 168, 169, 321, 329, 392 
George, 233, 334, 389, 332, 409 
Hope, 77, 78, 86, 118, 119, 198, 

383, 439, 442 
Isaac, Iszak, 169, 339 
John, 87, 88, 138, 198, 251, 294, 

295, 416, 417, 418, 438 
Jonathan, 135, 173, 272, 321, 376, 

440 
Jothan, 375 
Martha, 72, 402 

Samll, Samuell, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 
28, 36, 62, 70, 76, 77, 79, 85, 
86, 87, 100, 107, 118, 129, 135, 



452 



Index 



Mills, Samll, Etc.— Cont'd. 

138, 149, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 
220, 240, 247, 267, 273, 275, 289, 
294, 295, 317, 318, 322, 323, 353, 
356, 369, 375, 383, 394, 396, 398, 
400,411,414,417,418,419,428, 
439, 441 
Seuzanah, Sewzanah, Sewzannah, 

196, 198, 294 
Timothy, 80, 81, 82, 83, 134, 135, 
171, 172, 173, 202, 203, 204, 352, 
375 
Zachariah, Zacriah, Zacha, Zacry, 
Zacarv, Zackary, 6, 15, 16, 36, 
71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 
79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 90, 
92, 93, 95, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 
106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 
114, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 
124, 126, 128, 129, 130, 132, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 148, 188, 
198, 199, 213, 225, 233, 234, 240, 
246, 247, 256, 257, 262, 267, 289, 
299, 313, 321, 322, 328, 329, 353, 
355, 356, 358, 359, 363, 364, 372, 
375, 377, 389, 390, 391, 392, 394, 
396, 398, 400, 401, 402, 404, 406, 
408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 414, 415, 
417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 424, 
426, 427, 428, 429, 431, 432, 433, 
434, 436, 437, 440, 441, 443 
Zebiilon, 383 

Mils, see Mills 

Moefors, see Monfort 

Moffor, see Monfort 

Moford, see Monfort 

Mofort, see Monfort 

Monfort, John Jon, 73, 257, 267, 
307, 309, 310, 316, 351, 375, 377 

Monsee, John, 416 

Moore, Gersham, 330 

Moos, William, 439 

More, Jonathan, 38 

Morehead, John, 438, 441 

Mott, Edwin, 344 
John, 363 

Munse, John, 436 

N 

Newton, A lies, 59 

Brian, Briant, 59, 272, 308 
Newtown, see Newton 
Nicols — NicoUs, Mr., 268 

Will, William, 220, 342, 358, 400, 
414 
Noble, Geo., 107 
Nostrant, Ram, 384 
Nuton, see Newton 



O 



Ockhart, William, 117 
Ocquart, Dr., 438, 442 
Ogden, Jacob, 385 
Oke, see Okley 
Okea, see Okley 
Okee, see Okley 
Okeley, see Okley 
Okey, see Okley 
Okie, see Okley 

Oklev, Capt., 35, 267, 268, 269, 322, 
372 
Jno., Johon, John, 38, 39, 40, 56, 
57, 58, 76, 78, 96, 97, 98, 113, 
114, 115, 142, 144, 145, 181, 190, 
191, 236, 246, 263, 267, 268, 272, 
316, 317, 320, 336, 344, 374, 375, 
376, 439, 141 
Nathaniell, 421 

Thomas, 5, 19, 67, 75, 136, 165, 
166, 167, 180, 202, 214, 220, 224, 
238, 247, 253, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
268, 276, 290, 318, 321, 322, 374 
Widow, 438, 440 
Okleye, see Okley 
Oky, see Okley 
Oldfeld, see Oldfield 
Oldffield, see Oldfield 
Oldfild, see Oldfield 
Oldfield, Daniell, 109, 110, 146, 147, 
148, 187, 188, 273, 317 
Goodman, 318 
Hesther, Hester, 147, 148 
Jane, 248, 249, 422, 423 
John, 17, 267, 288, 292, 293, 305, 
313, 317, 323, 341, 354, 355, 377, 
379, 422 
Joseph, 2, 3, 78, 86, 197, 200, 207, 
242, 323, 353, 375, 397, 439, 442 
Richard, 76, 184, 185, 191, 248, 
249, 268, 269, 273, 315, 330, 336, 
374, 375, 391, 422, 423, 439, 442 
Sarah, 422, 423 

Will, William, 238, 239, 352, 439, 
442 
Onderdoncke, see Onderdonk 

Onderdonk, , 206 

Andreas, Andreass, 403, 404, 405, 

406 
Andrew, Andrews, 267, 310 
Adrian, Adriane, Adryan, 380, 

385, 403, 404, 405, 406 
Andris, 385 

Hendrick, 308, 310, 385 
Henry, 118 
Osban, see Osborne 
Osborne, Mr., 409 



Index 



453 



Osborne, William, 268, 358 
Osbourne, see Osborne 
Ouldffield, see Oldfield 
Ouldficld, see Oldfield 
Oweke, see Okley 
Owke, see Okley 
Owkea, see Okley 
Owkee, see Okley 

P 

Pallmer, see Palmer 
Palmer, J no., 177, 339 
Pearce, John, 439, 442 
Peterson, Jacobmintype, 269, 270, 
Jacobmintey, 270 
Wessell, 269, 270, 378 
Petit, see Pettitt 
Pettet, see Pettitt 
Pettitt, Moses, 279, 280, 285, 376 

Thos., 438, 442 
Philipes, see Phillips 
Phillipes, see Phillips 
Phillips, George, 194, 195, 196, 265, 
308, 309, 312, 372 
Joseph, 176, 357, 374 
Mr., 314, 374, 376 
Sarah, 194, 195, 196 
Theophillus, Theophilus, 141, 149, 
326, 327 
Piny, Will, 291 

Pleas, Joseph, 8, 31, 49, 50, 51, 191, 
192, 193, 305, 206, 207, 208, 223, 
224, 241, 242, 243, 320, 352, 353, 
378 
Marv, 191, 192, 193, 206, 207, 
208 
Please, see Pleas 
Pleass, see Pleas 
Pohemas, see Polhelmas 
Pohleamus, see Polhelmas, 
Polhelmas, Doras, 144, 267, 342, 
383, 411 
Dorey, 358 
Jehonas, 386 

Theodorus, 35, 50, 51, 75, 145, 
262, 263, 268, 296, 335, 336, 346, 
378, 386, 403, 404, 405, 406, 438, 
441 
Pollhellmas, see Polhelmas 
Pollhelmas, see Polhelmas 
Pollmor, Ephreim, 331 
Pollsen, see Powlsen 
Polison, see Powlsen 
Pottott, Thomas, 188 
Poullson, see Powlsen 
Powlsen, Derreck, Derrek, Derrik, 
Derrick, 217, 218, 267, 278, 
279, 378 



Sarah, 278 
Price, James, 235, 236, 374, 376 
Probasco, John, 439, 442 
Prudden, see Pruden 
Pruden, John, 8, 9, 10, 17, 20, 53, 

^ 00, 152, 156, 206, 221, 231^, 287,' 
303, 347, 374, 376, 427 

Mr., 267, 271, 273, 317, 322, 342 
Pullman, Justice, 438 



R 



Ranison, Jacob, Jacobe, 37, 40, 62, 

320, 438, 441 
Randal, Charles, 439, 441 
Randall, see Randal 
Randolf, Charles, 263 
Ranson, see Ramson 
Rawson, John, 380 
Read(e), Doctor. 263 
Justice, 439 

Robt., Robertt, 14, 22, 27, 33, 90, 
138, 146, 148, 375, 434, 436, 442 
Richbill, John, 387 
Road, see Rodes 
Roades, see Rodes 
Roads, see Rodes 
Rodes, Hopee, 385, 439, 440 
Isaac, 384, 385 

John, 73, 79, 91, 99, 137, 163, 210, 
331, 333, 225, 341, 342, 267, 289, 
375, 408, '410, 430, 440 
Joseph, 385 

Richard, 52, 214, 215, 216, 223, 
224, 267, 292, 303, 330, 348, 349, 
374, 377, 378 
Robert, 144 
Rods, see Rodes 
Romain, Stophell, 278, 279 
Rou.se, Edward, 288 
Rowlefson, Greethe, Greeched, 55 

John, 55, 56, 195, 267, 353 
Rowlef.sone, see Rowlefson 
Rowlesson, .see Rowlefson 
Ruscoe, Gale, 93 

Marcy, 49, 59, 173, 189, 190, 193, 

283, 366 
Mary, 42 
Massey, 155 

Sam., Samuell, Samll, 2, 3, 5, 6, 
7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 
37, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 40, 
42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 
52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 
61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 
71, 73, 73, 89, 92, 93, 109, 115, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 142, 145, 
146, 148, 149, 151, 152, 155, 156, 



454 



Index 



Iluscoe, Sam., Etc. — Cont'd. 

158, 159, 161, 16i, 163, 165, 16T, 
168, 169, 171, 173, 175, 176, 178, 
180, 181, 18:5, 184, 185, 187, 188, 
189, 190, 191, 193, 195, 196, 198, 
202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 
210, 211, 213, 214, 216, 217, 218, 
219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 
227, 228, 230, 232, 233, 234, 235, 
236, 238, 239, 241, 342, 245, 246, 
247, 250, 251, 253, 254, 255, 256, 
257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 272, 
273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 279, 280, 
282, 283, 285, 288, 291, 294, 297, 
298, 299, 300, 303, 304, 306, 307, 
309, 312, 313, 314, 316, 318, 319, 
322, 324, 325, 328, 330, 331, 334, 
335, 336, 339, 340, 342, 344, 345, 
346, 349, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 
356, 358, 361, 362, 364, 366, 367, 
369, 370, 371, 372, 374, 375, 376, 
377 
William, 69 

Ryley, James, 373 

S 

Saliier, Widow, 122 

Will, William, 157, 267, 309, 336, 
337, 375, 377 
Sallierd, see Saliier ^ 
Sallyer, see Saliier 
Salyer, see Saliier 
Sawver — Sayer, Francis, Fransis, 

438, 442 
Scott, John, 224 
Seitman, Samuel, 438 
Seitmare, Samuel, 440 
Sexton, Daniel, 423 

Skidmore, , 382 

John, 289, 369 
Samuell, 135, 321, 384 
Smith, Abraham, 289 

Allexander, Allixander, 206, 225, 

227, 267, 289, 375 
Amos, A most, 35, 306, 363, 440, 

442, 443 
Arthur, 440 

Benjamin, Ben, 375, 385, 440 
Caleb, 386 

Daniell, 35, 65, 67, 75, 96, 173, 
202, 203, 204, 206, 209, 263, 306, 
320, 336, 345, 355, 374, 381, 383, 
386, 397, 426, 438, 441 
Denton, 386 

Ebanezer, Ebanezah, Ebenezar, 
99, 100, 102, 386, 432, 434, 439, 
. 442 



Eilisabeth, Elizebeth, 275, 325, 
370, 371, 373 

Ephraim, Eaphraim, 381, 426 

Goodman, 289 

Isral, 382 

Jeremiah, 380, 386 

Jno., John, 35, 50, 54, 55, 73, 74, 
75, 76, 79, 80, 152, 164, 178, 
191, 192, 197, 208, 210, 216, 217, 
219, 220, 221, 223, 256, 267, 315, 
316, 322, 344, 352, 353, 355, 358, 
364, 372, 373, 375, 378, 386, 427, 

438, 439, 441, 442 

Jo., Joseph, 6, 10, 19, 35, 47, 51, 
74, 75, 76, 79, 92, 100, 102, 104, 
124, 126, 130, 136, 144, 145, 151, 
166, 171, 180, 183, 220, 242, 243, 
248, 265, 267, 288, 290, 295, 306, 
310, 312, 313, 315, 318, 336, 344, 
345, 346, 352, 363, 374, 379, 380, 
383, 384, 387, 394, 396, 398, 400, 
401, 416, 418, 419, 420, 427, 431, 

439, 441 
Leftenant, 306 
Magdelon, 380 

Mary, 157, 328, 360, 361 

Morace, 289, 325, 353, 354, 377 

Nat., 375 

Nathan, 85, 126, 155, 209, 211, 
386, 439, 443 

Nathaniell, 118, 182, 183, 184, 
248, 273, 426, 427, 438, 440 

Nehemi, Nehemiah, 46, 47, 48, 66, 
67, 91, 92, 102, 103, 104, 149, 
151, 152, 153, 155, 196, 207, 222, 
242, 255, 266, 267, 274, 275, 289, 
297, 302, 306, 313, 316, 344, 346, 
349, 352, 353, 364, 370, 371, 372, 
374, 381, 386, 388, 411, 440, 441 

Nicolas, 385 

Noah, 438, 443 

Obadiah, 95 

Patience, 305 

Peter, 328, 385 

Pheabee, Phebie, 171, 303 

Rachell, 165 

Richard, 290 

Ruth, 208 

Sam, Samll, Sammuell, Samuell, 
3, 42, 55, 67, 79, 89, 99, 101, 
103, 104, 122, 123, 130, 131, 151. 
156, 157, 158, 171, 173, 197, 200, 
313, 217, 249, 255, 256, 257, 267, 
282, 289, 306, 312, 313, 316, 317, 
330, 321, 333, 332, 341, 345, 355, 
356, 359, 360, 361, 362, 364, 375, 
378, 381, 382, 383, 387, 388, 389, 



Index 



455 



Smith, Sam., Etc. — Cont'd. 

408, 409, 410, 414, 424, 425, 438, 
439, 440, 441, 442, 443 
Tho., Thomas, Thomus, 4, 52, 53, 
76, 165, 211, 221, -221), 255, 256, 
267, 275, 289, 302, 304, 305, 306, 
312, 330, 332, 339, 340, 341, 345, 
353, 358, 371, 375, 377, 379, 383, 
386, 426, 427, 429, 430, 439, 441, 
442 
Wait, Waite, Waitt, 1, 2, 3, 47, 
56, 57, 74, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 
158, 166, 168, 170, 171, 172, 178, 
183, 196, 202, 203, 208, 211, 212, 
213, 219, 222, 225, 226, 254, 255, 
263, 267, 273, 277, 293, 302, 303, 
306, 316, 320, 321, 322, 336, 337, 
341, 346, 353, 355, 359, 374, 37T 
378, 380, 386, 392, 393, 394, 396, 
397, 398, 399, 400, 408, 409, 412, 
420, 435, 436, 439, 440, 441, 442 
Widow, 315 

William, 75, 149, 166, 223, 262, 
263, 322, 323, 325 

Smithe, see Smith 

Sneadeker, see Snedeker 

Sneadekur, see Snedeker 

Snedeher, see Snedeker 

Snedeker, Christian, 438 

John, 33, 34, 142, 143, 144, 156, 
187, 304, 305, 321, 334, 335, 348, 
352, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 
373, 375, 377, 378, 383, 386, 438, 
441 

Snedekur, see Snedeker 

Snedekure, see Snedeker 

Sneerika, see Snedeker 

Snetecor, see Snedeker 

Sneukas, see Snedeker 

Sollenes, Mr., 61 

Speageler, , 96 

Stathame, Thomas, 369 

Statthame, see Stathame 

Stead, W^m., 383, 384 

Steed, see Stead 

Stephenson, Stephen, Steven, 386, 
435, 442 

Stenwick, Widow, 61 

Stevens, Jonathan, 331 
Ridor, 380 

Stevenson, Steven, 408, 439 

Steward, .see Stewart 

Stewart, Ellizabeth, Elliszabeth, 
150, 151, 213, 214 
John, Johnt, 135, 150, 151, 213, 
214, 224, 258, 259, 260, 261, 266, 
279, 352, 374, 378 

Stewartt, see Stewart 



Sticklan, Mr., 289 
Stickling, John, 331, 332, 377 
Stiilwell, Nicolas, 124, 439, 442 
Stilweil, see Stiilwell 
Strickland, Hanah, 37, 38 

Jonathan, 37, 38, 320 
Stringeham, see Stringham 
Stringham, Ane, 257, 258 

Peter, Petter, Peeter, 153, 154, 
155, 257, 258, 272, 304, 320, 
321, 338, 351, 378 
Stringhame, see Stringham 
Stuart, see Stewart 
Stuarte, see Stewart 
Sutton, Joseph, 288 
Swann, Richard, 109 



T 



Tahnan, see Tolman 
Taylor, Doctr., 373 
Thirston, see Thurston 
Thirstone, see Thurston 

Tluirston, , 382, 383 

Anne, 248, 249 

Benjamin, Ben j amine, Ben., B., 
35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 62, 63, 
64, 74, 75, 76, 95, 96, 110, 111, 
112, 115, 116, 117, 156, 158, 159, 
160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 
167, 169, 170, 171, 173,.180, 181, 
182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 201, 208, 
209, 225, 226, 227, 234, 237, 238, 
248, 249, 250, 272, 273, 297, 317, 
321, 322, 338, 345, 352, 353, 374, 
378, 385, 387, 389, 390, 391, 392, 
395 439 442 
Daniell, 45, 46, 248, 249, 352, 375 
Joseph, 1, 10, 23, 59, 97, 164, 248, 

267, 287, 289, 312, 348, 376 
Samuell, 55, 248, 249, 439, 442 
Sarah, 159, 161 

Thomas, 248, 249, 414, 438, 441 
Widow, 22, 209 
Thurstone, see Thurston 
Thustone, see Thurston 
Thurstun, see Thurston 
Tirdale, Richard, 223 
Titus, Content, 145, 146 

Silas, 383 
Tolman, John, 387, 440 
Townsend, Henry, 288, 302, 330, 
332 
John, 230, 294, 412 
Tuni.s, Bargen, 380 



456 



Index 



u 



Umphre, see Umphrey 
Urnphree, see Umphrey 
Umphrey, Thomas, 56, 245, 246, 

321 
Underdunk, see Onderdonk 
Unphreys, see Umphrey 
Urquarht, Will, 199 



V 



Vallinteen, Eaphreaim, 54 

V^an Hice, Isaac, 382 

Van Home, Garrett, 385 

Van Leue, Fredrik, 439, 442 

Van Shaick, Eden, 368 

Van Swetton, Oiizee, 321, 324, 325 

W 

Walker, Mr., 289 

Waters, Anthony, 63, 73, 95, 235, 

248, 249, 257', 288, 289, 332, 339, 

342, 368, 370, 374, 380, 410, 432, 

438, 440 

David, 203, 243, 387, 388, 438, 

442 
Deborah, 164, 165 
Jonathan, 75, 137, 163, 164, 165, 
317, 342, 386, 387, 388, 439, 442 
Mary, 30, 31, 367, 368, 369 
Samuell, 16 

Thomas, 30, 31, 81, 247, 248, 263 
306, 320, 367, 368, 369, 373, 374, 
375, 440, 442, 443 
William, 384, 387 
Watson, Luke, 289 
Walters, see Waters 
Wellen, see Welling 
Welline, see Welling 
Welling, Thomas, 96, 162, 163, 164, 
187, 267, 273, 281, 300, 313, 375, 
384, 387, 431, 432, 437, 438, 441 
Wellinge, see Welling 
Weson, see Wesson 
Wesson, John, 344, 439, 441 
Wetherbee, see Wetherby 
Wetherby, William, 280, 281 
Wharton, Ann, 177, 178, 373 
Robert, Robertt, 177, 178 
Whit, see White 

White, B , 178 

Edward, 322 
Mr., 267, 375 

Peter, Fetter, 44, 45, 51, 52, 74, 
76, 79, 82, 128, 162, 172, 202, 
204, 205, 246, 263, 268, 269, 316, 



322, 352, 353, 374, 376, 387, 414, 
415, 416, 419, 439, 442 

Will, William, 17, 57, 58, 61, 72, 
88, 89, 90, 349, 350, 351, 368 
Whitehead, Abegaill, Abigaile, 
Abigail, Abygaill, 93, 94, 95, 
178, 334, 335 

Capt., 63, 269, 272, 316, 374 

Dan, Daniell, Danll, 2, 3, 4, 5, 
6, 14, 27, 33, 38, 43, 46, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 64, 67, 68, 98, 99, 
100, 101, 121, 135, 136, 138, 142, 
144, 145, 150, 156, 157, 158, 159, 
160, 167, 168, 176, 177, 178, 195, 
196, 213, 216, 219, 221, 227, 231, 
232, 233, 234, 236, 242, 243, 249, 
250, 251, 252, 253, 259, 263, 265, 
266, 268, 272, 273, 274, 279, 280, 
281, 283, 285, 291, 292, 298, 299, 
300, 303, 304, 305, 316, 317, 323, 
334, 329, 330, 334, 335, 339, 341, 
343, 343, 354, 355, 357, 358, 359, 
367, 369, 372, 376, 379, 427 

David, 67, 68, 293, 316, 410, 411, 

438, 440 

Jonath., Jonathan, 6, 35, 36, 73, 
74, 75, 76, 79, 85, 87, 93, 94, 
95, 96, 108, 110, 111, 113, 115, 
116, 117, 134, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
199, 236, 240, 247, 268, 306, 312, 
313, 321, 359, 360, 363, 387, 390, 
391, 400, 408, 409, 417, 422, 429, 
430, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 440 
Justice, 76, 385, 438, 442 
Majore, 35 

Mr., 65, 154, 155, 203, 267, 268, 
398, 321, 322, 330, 352, 373, 374, 
376, 377 
Mrs., 438, 442 

Thomas, 105, 387, 413, 438, 441 
Whitehed, see Whitehead 
Whithead, see Whitehead 
Whithed, see Whitehead 
Whitney, Henry, 389 
Whitt, see White 
Whitte, see White 
Whitthead, see Whitehead 
Whitthed, see Whitehead 
Whitts, see White 
Whythead, see Whitehead 
Wigens, see Wiggens 
Wiggens, Benjamin (e), 4, 5, 353, 
375, 439, 442 
Gersham, 4, 5, 136. 176, 353, 375, 

439, 441 
Goodman, 331 

Josiah, 18, 150, 288, 439, 442 
Josias, 259, 358, 375 



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457 



Wiggens, Thomas, 7, 211, 226, 267, 
287, 288, 289, 290, 325, 327, 373, 

375, 376, 439, 442 

376, 439, 442 
Wiklam, Garitt, 387 
Wilkins, Obadiah, 387, 439, 440 
Williams, Charles, 439, 442 

Johanas, 257 
John, 53, 54, 353 
Joseph, 54 
Mary, 54 
Williamson, Charles, 75, 395, 406, 
407, 408 
Johanos, Johanas, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 191, 268, 314, 348, 
359, 361, 362, 375, 387, 438, 441 
Leonah, 142, 143, 144, 145 
Willmot, Mr., 387 

Walter, 410 
Willsey, see Woolsey 
Wittes, see White 
Wofson, John, 317 
Wood, Jeremiah, 8, 82, 410 
John, 201, 267, 368 
Jonas, Jonos, Jonoss, 7, 8, 35, 
106, 130, 131, 144, 145, 180, 181, 
244, 245, 256, 267, 268, 272, 373, 
322, 329, 330, 345, 346, 364, 375, 
402, 408, 433, 434, 439, 442 
Jonathan, 292, 374 
Timothy, 80, 81, 170, 239, 240, 
322, 387, 401, 402, 406, 407, 437, 
439, 442 
Woodsen, Jeremiah, 411 
Wollsey, see Woolsej' 
Wolsey, see Woolsey 
Wolsi, see Woolsey 
Wolsie, see Woolsey 



Wolsis, see Woolsey 
Wolsy, see Woolsey 
Woolsey, , 18gf 

Capt., 7, 317, 321, 322, 375, 408, 
409, 438 

Georg, George, 4, 29, 31, 45, 60, 
65, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 197, 
232, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 267, 
276, 277, 298, 300, 301, 308, 309, 
310, 311, 312, 318, 319, 325, 326, 
347, 357, 358, 372, 373, 376, 377, 
379, 408, 430, 438, 441 

Hanah, 308, 309 

John, 18, 74, 112, 113, 319, 321, 
345, 346, 375, 387, 395, 439, 442 

Minderd, Minerd, 33, 34 

Mr., 55, 267, 319, 321, 377, 438 

Mrs., 441 

Rebecka, Rebeckah, 310, 311, 
312, 357, 358 

Tho., Thomas, Thomass, Thomus, 

9, 59, 60, 61, 62, 248, 272, 320, 

321, 328, 371, 375, 376, 439, 442 

Wright, Daved, David, 55, 185, 186, 

187, 248, 249, 273 

Hanah, Hannah, 186, 248, 249 

John, 438, 441 

Jonathan, 55 

Neomy, 167 

Rich., Richard, 167, 168, 268, 
273, 378 
Wrighte, see Wright 
Writte, see Wright 



Yunee, Ridor, 380 



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