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

VOLUME III 



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 III 




PUBLISHED BY 

THE LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

BROOKLYN NEW YORK 

MCMXIV 









THE LYONS GENEALOGICAL COMPANY 
PRINTERS, NEW YORK 



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. RECORDS OF THE TOWN 

' OF JAMAICA, LONG ISLAND 

^^ VOL. Ill 

Page 61 

Queen County S. S — ■ 

Whereas Susanah Pearce so called have come before 
me Robt. Reade one of Her Majs. Justices for keeping 
the peace in Queens County and sundry of her neibors 
and and did acknowledg that she had believed ye said 
Sarrah Thomas in all and every scandalos wordes that 
ever she ye said Susana Perce speak against ye said Sarah 
and that ye said Susana Pearce soe called shall from this 
deate hereof not to abuse ye aforesd Sarah in any maner 
of ways by word or deed nor any of Her Majs. ledge 
subjects as witness my hand this 4th day of April 1709 
Test Susana X Pearce 

Robt. Read Justic her mark 

Samll Mills C Enterd pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of 
Aprill and in ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereign 
Lady Ann by grace of God of England Scotland France 
and Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & 
nine & between Daniel Deane of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of NewYork 
yeo" of ye one part and Ram Durlant of ye same place 
yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye said Daniel 
Deane for & in consideration of ye sum of one hundred 
& sixty five pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him 
in hand paid by ye above sd Ram Durlant ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and acknowlidg himself 
to be therewith satisfyed contented & paid and thereof 
& therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye 

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2 Records of the Town of 

abovsd Ram Diirlant his heirs exec^ & adm^ & every of 
them from every part & part & parcel thereof have given 
granted aliened enfeofed ashured confirmed quited 
claimd sold & made over & doe by these presents freely 
and clearly & absolutly give grant alien sell & make over 
unto ye abovsd Ram Durlant his heirs & asignes for ever 
all that pece parcell or lot of upland & medow land in 

Page 62 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd lying & being in a place 
comanly called ye hawtrees & bouned as followeth ye 
north west corner being bounded by a walnut tree and 
so runing as ye fence runs west & southwest adjoyning 
to Samuel Deanes land ye Waters land to a stak stand- 
ing close to ye fence between ye upland & ye medow and 
thence runing southerly or easterly to another stake 
that stands in a litle segy pond and from thence easterly 
to another stake standing in a small segy pond and 
thence straight away to ye southwest corner of ye up- 
land of ye east point of ye plowable land and from 
thence ruining betweene ye land & medow as ye land 
hath been plowed to a white oak tree and from thence 
runing as ye fence now stands to a corner of the 
fence joyning to Garit Durlands and from thence run- 
ning as ye fence runs to ye first bounds all which sd 
land & medow land as above bounded & exprest with all 
ye fencing improvements trees timber trees woods under 
woods standing or lying belonging to ye same with all 
ye grass herbig that grows or belongs to ye same of him 
ye sd Daniel Deane his heirs to him ye sd Ram Durland 
his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever and y* 
ye sd Ram Durlant his heirs & asignes shall & may at 
all times for ever hereafter have hold ocupy poses & in- 
joy 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 morgages 
sales do wry s judgments executions or extents or any 
other intanglements whatever had made or comited at 
any time before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents 
and also will warrant & forever defend ye same any 



Jamaica, Long Island 3 

person of persons laying smy just claime to ye same and 
also will seale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveience for ye primises as ye sd Ram Durlant his 
heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be drawne 
by his or their council learned in ye law for ye space of 
seven years next after ye date hereof — In testamy whereof 
ye abovsd Daniel Deane hath set to his hand and afixed 
his seale ye day & yeare first above writen — seald & 
dellivered in presents of Daniel Deane O 

John Oke 
Jonathan Deane 
Zach Mill 

Memorandom that on ye day & yeare within writen 
came before Jonathan Whitehead one of Her Majs. 
Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County 
ye within named Daniel Dean & did acknowlig ye within 
writen instrument to be his free & volingtary act and 
deed Jona" Whitehead 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler 

Page 63 
Memorandom it is agreed upon that John Rodes and 
Stephen Stephenson both of Jamaica hath agreed that 
between ye partys abovsd ye line between their land 
at ye hither east neck shall be by ye new fence and soe 
to run to a walnot bush and so westward to a stak which 
is to be ye line betweene them 
Entred pr order of both partys 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty eth day of May & 
in ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God of Great Brittain Ff ranee & 
Irland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & nine 
and betweene Samuel Bayleys and Hanah his wife of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province 



4 Records of the Town of 

of New York yeo° of ye one part and Johanas I^ldertson 
of Hemstid in Queens County & He and Province aforsd 
yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Samuel 
Bayleys & Hannah his wife for & in consideration of ye 
sum of fiveteen pounds corrant mony of New York to 
them in hand paid before ye enseaHng and delivery of 
these presents ye receipt whereof they doe hereby owne 
& doth acknowlidg themselvs to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paide and thereof & therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd Johanas Elderson 
his heirs exec^ & adm^ and every of them from every 
part & parcell thereof have given granted aliened en- 
feofed confirmed ashured quited claimed sold and made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant alien enfeofe confirm ashure quit claime sell 
& make over unto ye abovsd Johanas Elderson his 
heirs & asignes for ever all that half part or eaqual 
moity of a certain pece parcell or lot of medow land in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd at a neck commonly called 
ye further east neck and bounded as followeth that is 
to say ye whole lot is bounded north by the parsonage 

Page 6Jt. 
medow and south by a creek or mouth of the bay east 
by ye medow of Christian Snedicor and creek west by 
Freemans medow and a creek that cometh out of of ye 
bay which sd half part is to begin adjoyning to ye per- 
sonage medow and to be ye north part of ye sd lot all 
which sd half part of ye above exprest lot as above 
bounded and ex- with all ye priveledges appurtinances 
comoditys with ye privelidges of a way to pass & repass 
to & from ye sd medow that is to say ye way from ye 
hook to ye iland with all ye grass herbig belonging to ye 
said medow of them ye sd Samuel Bayleys and Hanah 
his wife to him ye sd Johanas Elderson his heirs and 
asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye same to be 
and remaine to ye only proper use benifit and behoof of 
him ye sd Johanas Elderson his heirs and asignes for 
ever & that ye sd Johanas Elderson his heirs & asignes 
shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have hold 



Jamaica, Long Island 5 

ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited land and prim- 
mises as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee 
simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants seals morgages do wry s 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 claim 
to ye same and also scale & deliver any other or firmer 
deed or conveience for ye primises as ye sd Johanas 
Elderson his heirs or asignes shall be advisd and procure 
to be drawne by his or their council learned in ye law for 
ye space of seven years next after ye date hereof in testa- 
mony whereof ye partys first above mentioned hath set 
to their hands and afixed their scales ye day and yeare 
first above written 

Seald & deliverd Samll. Bayleys O 

in presents of Hanah X Bayleys O 

John Gale her mark 

Zach Mills 



Entred pr Zach Mills 

June ye 14th 1709 Cler— 

Page 65 
This Indenture made this seventeenth day of June 
and in ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance 
and Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& nine and betweene Samuel Bayleys of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in the Province of New York 
and Hanah his wife of ye one part & John Hendrikson 
of Hemstid-in ye County He & Province aforsd of the 
other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Samuel Bayleys 
and Hanah his wife for & in consideration of ye sum 
of fiveteen pounds corrant mony of New York to them 
in hand by ye abovsd John Hendrikson at & before ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and acknowlidg themselves to be 



6 Records of the Town of 

therewith satisfied content & paid & thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovesaid 
John Hendrikson his heirs exec^ & admi^ & every of them 
from every part & parcell thereof have given granted 
ahened enfeofed confirmed ashured quited claimed sold 
and made over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
& absolutely give grant alien enfeof confirm ashure quit 
claim sell & make over unto ye abovsd John Hendrikson 
his heirs & asignes for ever all that half part or eaqual 
moity of of a certain pece parcel or lot of medow land in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd at a neck comanly called 
ye further east neck ye whole lot is bounded as fol- 
loweth north by ye personag medow and south by a 
creek or mouth of ye bay & east by ye medow of Christian 
Snedcor and a creek west by Freemans medow & a 
creek that cometh out of ye bay which sd half lot is to 
be on ye south part of ye said lot all which said half lot 
as above exprest with ye liberty of a way to pass & re- 
pass to & from ye sd medow that is to say ye way that 
leadeth from ye iland to ye hook with all ye appurtinances 
& comoditys grass herbig thereon being or belonging to 
ye same of them ye sd Samuel Bayleys & Hanah his wife 
to him ye sd John Hendrikson his heirs & asignes to have 
and to hold for ever and ye same to be and remain to 

Page 67 
{no page No. 66) 
the onely proper use benefit & behoof of him ye said 
John Hendrikson his heirs & asignes for ever and that 
the said "John Hendrikson his heirs & asignes shall & may 
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 freely & clearly 
discharged of & from all former gifts grants sales morgages 
dowrys entails judgments executions or any other title 
or incumbrance whatever and also will warant and for 
ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and will scale & deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises 
as ye sd John Hendrikson his heirs or asignes shall be 



Jamaica, Long Island 7 

advised or procure to be drawne by his or their councel 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next en- 
suing in testaniony whereof ye partys first above men- 
tioned hath set to their hands and afixed their seals 
ye day & yeare first above writen 

Sealed & delivered Samll. Bayleys O 

in presents of Hanah X Bayleys O 

Nehemiaii Smith her mark 

Zach Mills 

Entred this 9th of Jully 1709 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty ninth day of October 
and in ye seventh yeare of ye reigne of our sovereign 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God of Great Britain Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eighte and betweene Waite Smith of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New York 
yeo" of ye one part and Nicolas Everit Juner of ye same 
place husbandman of ye other part witnesseth that ye 
abovsd Wait Smith for & in consideration of ye sum of 
seven pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him in 
hand paid by ye abovsd Nicolas Everitt at and before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and doe for ever exonirat 
aquit & discharg ye abovsd Nicolas Everitt his heirs 

Page 68 
exec' admi' and every of them from part and parcell 
thereof have given granted enfeofed aliened releast 
confirmed ashured quited claimd sold and made over 
unto ye abovsd Nicolas Everitt his heirs & asignes for 
ever all that all that pece parcell or lot of upland in 
ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd being in a devition called ye 
hill devition being ye one half 'or eaqual moity of that 
ten acre right y' was laid out in ye devition aforesd unto 
ye righte of Robert Ashman late of Jamaica deceast 
ye whole lot is is bounded as followeth north by ye bounds 



8 Records of the Town of 

of Flushing and east by Nicolas Everitts land west by ye 
land laid out to William Forster late of Jamaica deceast 
and south by marked trees or ye highway all which 
half part of ye lot of land as above bonded and exprest 
together with all & singuler ye prevelidges & appurtin- 
ances heriditaments and emoliments and all ye trees 
timber trees woods under woods stand or lying or be- 
longing to ye same of him ye sd Wait Smith to him ye 
sd Nicolas Everitt his heirs and asignes to have and to 
hold for ever and that ye said Nicolas Everitt his heirs 
& asignes shall and may at all times for ever hereafter 
have hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above recited land and 
premises as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee 
simple and ye abovsd Wait Smith doth further covenant 
bargin & agree for himself his heirs exec & admi^ to & with 
ye said Nicolas Everit his heirs & asignes that he ye said 
Wait Smith had at ye time of ye ensealing & delivery of 
these presents full power & lawfull authority for to 
sell & dispose of ye same in maner & forme as aforsaid 
and 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 primises as ye sd Nicolas Everit 
his heirs or asignes shall be advised and procure to be 
drawne by his or their councel learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next ensuing in testamony whereof 
ye partys above writen hath set to their hands and afixed 
their scales ye day & yeare first above written — 
Sealed & delivered Wait Smith O 

in presents of 
John Munsee 
Zach Mills 

Upon ye 2 day of November 1708 came before me 
Jonathan Whited one of Her Majs. Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace within Queens County the above 



Jamaica, Long Island 9 

named Wait Smith & did acknowlidg ye above enstru- 
ment to be his free & volingtary act & deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

Entred pr Zach Mills 

August the 13th 1709 Clei 

Page 69 
This Indenture made this fourth day of June in ye 
eighth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God of Great Britain Ffrance and Ireland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & nine and 
betweene John Rodes of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New York yeo" of ye one 
part and Stephen Stephenson of ye same place yeo" 
of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd John Rodes for 
& in consideration of ye sum of eighte pounds currant 
mony of New York to him in hand paid by ye abovsd 
Stephen Stephenson at & before ye ensealing & delivery 
of these presents ye reipt whereof he doth hereby owne 
& doth acknowlidg himself to be therewith satisfy ed 
content & paid & thereof and therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit &: discharge ye abovsd Stephen Stephen- 
son his heirs exec' admin** & every of them from every 
part and parcell thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed ashured quited claimed sold and made over 
and doe by these presents freely and absolutly give grant 
alien enfeofe ashure quit claim sell and make over unto 
ye abovsd Stephen Stephenson his heirs & asignes for 
ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforsd and bounded as followeth that is to 
say begining at ye corner post of ye abovsd John Rodes 
fence thence to run southerly a rod from from ye further 
East Neck path that is to say a rod to ye west of ye abovsd 
path until it comes neare a path that leads into ye hither 
east neck and soe westerly to a mark bush neare Hope 
Carpenters fence and west by ye land of Hope Carpenter 



10 Records of the Town of 

& Stephen Stephenson above named and north by ye 
land of ye abovsd John Rodes 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 appurtinances heriditaments to 
ye same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining 
of him ye sd John Rodes his heirs exec^ admi^ to him ye 
said Stephen Stephenson his h«irs & asignes to have 
and to hold for ever and ye same to be and remain to 
ye only proper use benifitt & behoof of him ye sd Stephen 
Stephenson his heirs & asignes for ever and ye same to 
be and remain to his proper use as his owne land of in- 
heritance in fee simple and also will warrant and for ever 
defend ye same against any person or persons laying 

Page 70 
any just claime to ye same and also will warrant and 
for ever defend ye same by these presents and also 
will scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or con- 
veience for ye primises as ye said Stephen Stephenson 
shall be advised or procure to be drawne by his or their 
councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next ensuing in testamony whereof ye abovsd John Rodes 
hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day and yeare 
first above written — John X Rodes O 

Sealed and delivered his mark 

in presents of 
John Deane 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom that on ye eleventh day of June Annoq** 
1709 apeared before Robert Reade Esqr. one of Her 
Majs. Justices for ye keeping of ye peace for Queens 
assigned ye within written John Rodes and did acknowlidg 
ye within instrument to be his vollingtary act & deed — 

pr RoBT. Read Justice 

Entred 19th of August 1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 11 

I under ritteii doe give liberty to Samuell Higbee his 
heirs & assigns to pass throw mj^ land at ye Long Neck to 
his meadow as may be most convenient to him and least 
dammage to me as wittness my hand this fift day of 
Apprill in ye year 1710 Jonathan Whitehead 

Wittness 
Nathan Smith 

Entered pr me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Richard Comes ear mark is three nicks under ye near 
ear 

Enterd by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that I Samu Mills 
(son of George Mills) inhabitant of Jamaica in ye North 
Riding of Yorksheir upon Long Hand have aliened bar- 
gained and sold & doe by these presents from me my heirs 
exec^ and admi'^ fully & firmly bargain & sell unto my 
son in law John Smith inhabitant at Jamaica as aforsd 
two acres & a half of salt medow that is to say ye one 
half of ye five acres more or less which ye sd Samuel 
Mills & Daniel Denton jointly purchased of William 
Creed & Daniel Whitehead which did somtime belong & 
appertain unto ye acomodations which John Spiegler 
possessed & sold to ye said Creed & Whitehead I say 
that I Samuel Mills have sold & doe hereby firmly bar- 
gain sell & make over unto mj^ son in law John Smith 
ye one half of ye abovesd five acrees of medow being 
& lying upon the neck commanly called ye Long Neck 
viz. two acrees and a half of medow lying next on ye east 
side of Samuel Mesenger lot bounded at ye front by ye 
upland and at ye rear by the creek which parts ye East 
Neck & ye Long Neck with ye proportion of upland 
belonging thereunto in ye Litle Plains devition and all 
ye priveledges that shall hereafter belong or may any 
way acru & arise to or by ye sd medow to be his owne 
to posess injoy or dispose of as his absolut property for 



12 Records of the Town of 

ever without any molestation from me or mine as witness 
my hand subscribed this twenty second day of January 
in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred & eighty 
two eighty thre — Samuel X Mills O 

Signed sealed & delivered his mark 

in ye presents of us test. 
John Pruden 
Richard Jones 



Upon the 19th day of Desember 1709 came before me 
Jonathan Whitehead one of Her Majs. Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace within Queens County ye within 
named Samuel Mills and did acknowlig ye enstrument 
on ye other side to be his free and volingtary act and deed 

Jonathan Whitehead 

Entred this 26th of Desember Annoq'^ 1709 

pr. Zach Mills 

Cler— 

Page 71 
These presents testafies y* I Samuel Mills of Jamaica 
in Queens County for good consideration me therunto 
moving doe by these presents fully freely & firmly give 
bequeath & make over from me my heirs exec^ admi^ 
& asignes unto my son in law John Smith & Elizabeth 
his wife & to their heirs exec^ & asignes for ever a parcel 
of land lying at ye rear of that lot formerly George 
Mills his lot to begin at ye rear of ye said lot where 
John Smiths house stands & to run forty rods north 
ward into ye sd lot ye said land being bounded on ye 
east w* Samll. Dentons land & on ye west w* George 
Wolsys on y south w* ye highway which sd parcel of land 
being three acres more or less together w* ye fences & 
improvements w* all priveledgs & apurtincs thereupon 
or thereunto belonging ye sd Samll Mills w* ye consent 
of his wife doth freely give bequeath alienat & make 
over unto John Smith aforsd & Elizabeth his wife for 



Jamaica, Long Island 13 

him his heirs exe* admi^ & asigns to have hold posess & 

injoy for ever that this is my act & deed I testafy by seting 

too my hand & seale this 25th day of Ffebrury Annoq. 

Domini 1685/6 

Signed sealed & delivered Samuel X Smith O 

befor us his mark 

Thomas X Welling Susana X Smith O 

his mark her mark 

Danll. Denton 

Upon ye 19th day of Desember 1709 came before me 
Jonathan Whitehead one of Hur Majs Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace for Queens County ye within named 
Samuel Mills and did acknowlidg ye within writen en- 
strum ent to be his free & volingtary act & deed — 

Jonan. Whitehead 

Entred this 26th of Desember Annoq^ 1709 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 

Page 12 
Surveied and laid out for Samll Higbe Nathan Smith 
and Wait Smith Jur. thirty four acrees of land lying 
in Jamaica joyning west by Newtown path north by 
Newtown line in part and part throw ye comans of 
Jamaica near the land fenced by Thomas Wollsey east 
by Samuel Smiths hill pastur or high way and south by 
Thomas Burrows which sd thirty four acres of land is to 
mak up their allotments which they posess & live upon 
as witness our hands this 25th day of January 1709/10 

Samuel Smith 
Wait Smith 

Entred this 25th day of January Annoq'* 1709/10 

pr Zach Mills — Cler 

The mark of Thomas Whitehead is one halfpeny on 
the under side of ye neare eare — 
Entred this 25th of January 1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler. 



14 Records of the Town of 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come John Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nasaw Hand yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye 
that I ye sd John Carpenter for sundry good causes & 
considerations me thereunto moving but more especially 
my singuler love & efections to my loving son Joseph 
Carpenter yeo'' have given granted aliened enfeofed 
releas & confirmed and by these presents doe clearly 
fuly & absolutly give grant alinat enfeofe releas & con- 
firm to him ye sd Joseph Carpenter my son his heirs 
& asignes for ever all that a certain tract peice or parcel 
of upland situat lying and being within ye bounds of 
Jamaica aforesd containing more or less ye one third 
part of my clear land which lyeth the north end of ye 
Litle Plaines buting & bounding as followeth south 
by ye Litle Plaines & west by John Carpenter ye father 
and north by ye hills and east by Benjamin Wiggins & 
also I give unto my son Joseph ye one third part of my 
woods land lying upon ye hills buted & bounded as fol- 
loweth viz south ye highe way and north by Flushing 
line and east by Benjeman Wiggins and west by John 
Carpenter ye father all which tract pece or parcel of 
upland with all the timbers trees wood under under wood 
lying or standing or any ways appertaining to ye same 
belonging with fences improvements theron made or to 
be made and all ye rights priveledges heriditments 
appurtinances thereunto belonging or any ways apper- 
taining and all ye right title property posesion claime 
and demand of him sd John Carpenter ye father in and to 
ye primises and in & to every part & parcell thereof to have 
and to hold for ever ye sd Joseph ye son his heirs & asignes 

Page 73 
to the uses hereafter specified viz. to ye onely use benifit 
& behof of him ye said Joseph Carpenter ye son whatever 
and ye said John Carpenter ye father shall & will for 
ever by this deed of gift warrant & defend the same against 
his heirs exec^ & admi'' or any other person or persons 
lawfully claiming any or all of the above granted primises 
In testamony whereof the sd John Carpenter the father 



Jamaica, Long Island 15 

hath set to his hand and afixed his scale this first day 

of February and in ye eighth year of Her Majs. and in 

year of our Lqrd Christ 1709/10 

Signed sealed & delivered John X Carpenter O 

in presents of his mark 

Nehemiah X Smith 

his mark 
Nehemiah Smith 

A true coppy entred this 9th day of February 1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

Memorandom that on ye 7th day of February Annoq*^ 
1709/10 ye within mentioned John Carpenter appeared 
befor Sam". Bayleys Esqr. 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. Samll. Bayleys 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come John Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nasaw Hand yeo" sendeth greeting Know ye that I 
ye said John Carpenter for sundry good causes & con- 
siderations me thereunto moving but more especially 
my singuler love & afection to my loving son Increase 
Carpenter yeo" have given granted aliened enfeofed 
released & confirmed & by these presents doe clearly 
fully & absolutly give grant alienat enfeofe release & 
confirmed to him ye said Increase my son his heirs & 
asigns for ever all that a certain tract pece or parcel 
of upland situat lying & being within ye bounds of Ja- 
maica aforesaid lying on ye north of ye Litle Plaines 
the one third part of third part of that clear land which 
was mine before I gave my son Joseph a deed be ye same 
more or less buted and bounded as followeth viz. east 



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by John Carpenter ye father & south by ye plaines & 
west by WilHam Carpenter & north by ye hight way 
and also I give ye one third part of that wood-land 
that was mine before I gave Joseph a deed buted & bounded 
as followeth viz south by ye hight way and east by John 
Carpenter ye father & north by Flushing line and west 
by Samuel Smith all which pice or parcell of upland as 
in ye primises above mentioned with all timber tree wood 
under wood lying being or standing thereon fences im- 
provements thereon made or to be made and all ye right 
titell priveledges heriditments apurti nances thereon be- 
longing or any ways appertaining and all ye righte title 
property posesion claim or demand of him the sd John 
Carpenter ye father in & to ye primmises & into every 
part and parcel thereof to have and hold to him ye sd 
Increas Carpenter his heirs & asignes for ever to ye 
only proper use benifit & behoof of him ye said Increase 
Carpenter ye son his heirs & asignes for ever free from 
all combrances whatsoever & sd John Carpenter shall 
& will for ever by this deed of gift warrant & defend the 
same against his heirs exec^ & admi'' or any other person 
or persons lawfully claiming any or all of ye above 
granted primises in testamony whereof ye sd John Car- 
penter ye father hath set to his hand and afixed his scale 
this seventh day of February and in ye eighth year of 
Her Majs. reigne and in ye year of our Lord 1709/10 
Signed sealed and delivered John X Carpenter O 
in presents of his mark 

Zach Mills 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom on ye 7th day of February Annoq** 
1709/10 ye within mentioned John Carpenter appeared 
before Samll. Bayleys Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justices 
for ye keeping of peace for Queens County asigned 
and did acknowlidg ye ye within deed to be his owne 
volingtary act & deed Test. Samll. Bayleys 



Jamaica, Long Island 17 

A true coppy entred & examined this 16th day of 
February Annoq"^ 1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

Ye mark of Jon Smith at ye Litle Plaines is a halfpeny 
on ye under side of ye near ear & a slit in ye uper side of 
ye same ear 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

February ye 1st 1709 — 

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This Indenture made this seventh day of June and in 
ye sixth year of Her Majs. reigne Annoq** 1707 and 
betweene Richard Rodes of Persyent ift Phadelphia 
County and Pensylvenia Colony yeo" of ye one part 
and Samuel Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens County, 
on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of NewYork yeo'' of ye 
other part witnesseth that ye abovesd Richard Rodes 
for & in consideration of ye sum of twenty pounds corrant 
mony of NewYork to him in hand paid by ye abovesd 
Samuel Carpenter at & before ye ensealing and delivery 
of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne 
and acknowlidgeth himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paid & thereof & therefrom doe for ever ex- 
onirat aquit & discharg ye abovesd Samuel Carpenter 
his heirs exec^ & adm^ and every of them from every 
part & parcel thereof have given granted enfeofed aliened 
released confirmed ashured quited claimd sold and 
made over unto ye abovsd Samuel Carpenter his heirs 
& asignes for ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland 
situat lying and being in ye bounds of Jamaica abovesd 
containing by estimation ten acrees be ye same more 
or less and bounded as followeth that is to say east by 
ye land of John Smith & Jonathan Deane & north by ye 
land of Jonathan Dean and west by ye highway or 
contry rode and south by ye land of John Smith and 
ye highway all which land as above bounded & exprest 
together with all and singuler ye trees timber trees 
woods under woods standing or lying or belonging to ye 



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same with all ye fencis improvements priveledges & 
apurtinancis to ye same belonging or any maner of ways 
apertaining to ye same of him ye abovsd Richard Rodes 
his heirs exec^ or admi'' to him ye abovsd Samuel Car- 
penter his heirs and asignes to have and hold for ever 
and ye same to be and remain to ye only proper use 
benifit & behoof of him ye Samuel Carpenter exec^ 
& admins, for ever and ye same to be and remain only 
as his own land of inheritance in fee simple and will 
warrant and for ever defend ye same against himself 
his heirs exec^ admi^ & asignes or any other person or 
persons claiming ye same by from or under him them or 
either of them and also will scale & deliver any other 
or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises as ye said 
Samuel Carpenter shall be advised or procure to be 
drawne by his councel learned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years next after ye date hereof in testamony 
whereof ye partys above mentioned hath set to their 
hands and afixed their seals ye day & year first above 
written Richard Rodes O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Samll. Mills 
Zach. Mills 

Upon ye 7th day of June in ye yeare of our Lord 
1707 came before me Jonathan Whitehead one of Her 
Majs. Justices for ye keeping of peace within Queens 
County ye above named Richard Rodes and acknowl- 
idged ye above riten enstrument to be his free & voling- 
tary act & deed — Tes. Jonathan Whitehead 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed of sale entred and 
compared February ye 20th 1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this eleventh day of May and 
in ye fiveth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 



Jamaica, Long Island 19 

Ann by ye grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance & 
Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & 
six & between Thomas Everitt of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New York of 
ye one part and Samuel Carpenter of ye same place of 
ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Thomas Everitt 
for & in consideration of ye sum of fourty pounds corrant 
mony of New York to him in hand paid by ye abovsd 
Samuel Carpenter at or before ye ensealing & delivery 
of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby 
owne and doth hereby acknowlidg himself to be therewith 
satisfyed content & paid and thereof & therefrom doth 
for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye above said Samuel 
Carpenter his heirs exec® admi® all & every of them from 
every part & parcell thereof have given granted enfeofed 
released confirmed ashured quited claimed sold and made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly and abso- 
lutely give grant enfeofe release confirm ashure quit 
claim sell & mak over unto ye abovsd Samuel Carpenter 
his heirs & asignes for ever all that his pece parcel or 
tract of upland in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd in a 
devition commanly called ye midle devition that is to 
say ye full and just quantaty of twenty acres of land 
that is to say begining on ye east end of two lots now 
in ye tenour & ocopation of ye abovsd Thomas Everit 
and soe to run westward ye full breadgh of ye sd lots 
untill it comprehendeth ye full quantaty of twenty 
acrees as aforesd ye two lots of land being bounded as 
followeth that is to say east by Freemans path & west 
by a highway and north by ye land of Hezakiah Denton 
and south by ye land of Nathaniel Higbe all which land 
as above bounded and exprest together with all & singuler 
ye priveledges appurtinances heriditaments and emoli- 
ments to ye same belonging or any maner of ways ap- 
pertaining with all ye trees timber trees woods under 
woods whether standing or lying being or any maner of 
ways appertaining to ye same with all ye estat righte 
title property claime & demand of him ye sd Thomas 



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Everitt his heirs exec^ & admin^ to him ye sd Samuel 
Carpenter his heirs and asignes to have and to hold 
for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper 
use benifit & behoof of him his heirs & asignes for ever 
and ye said Thomas Everit doth further for himself his 
heirs exec' admins, to & with ye sd Samuel Carpenter 
his heirs & asignes that he had at ye time of ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents full power and lawfuU 
authority for to sell & dispose of ye same in maner and 
form as aforsd freely & clearly discharged of & from all 
former gifts seals morgages do wry s intails judgments 
executions extents or any other title or incumbrance 
whatever had made or comited at any time or times 
before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee for to defend ye same agt. any person or per- 
sons laying any just claim to ye same and also to scale 
& deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye 
primises as ye sd Samuel Carpenter his heirs & asignes 
shall be advised or procure to be drawne by his or their 
councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next after ye date hereof in witness whereof ye abovsd 
Thomas Everit hath set to his hand & afixed his scale ye 
day & yeare first abovsd — Thomas Everit O 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 

Nathaniel Higbe A true coppy entred & com- 

Zach Mills pared this 23d of February 

John Everitt 1709 pr Zach Mills — Cler 

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February ye 21st 1709 

Then laid out to Jonathan Dean four acrees & half of 
land by estimation for what is wanting in his midle 
devition bounded east by Thomas Burrows his land & 
west by Newtown rode & north by ye land of Samuel 
Higbe Nathan Smith and Wait Smith Juner — 

Laid out pr Samuel Smith 

Wait Smith 



Jamaica, Long Island 21 

A true coppy entred February ye 24th 1709 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty first day of February 
and in ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereign 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God of Great Brittain France 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of oin- Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and nine and between Jonathan Dean of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New- 
York yeo" of ye one part and Thomas Burows of ye 
same place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd 
Jonathan Deane for & in consideration of ye sum of six 
pounds corrant mony of New York to him in hand paid 
by ye abovsd Thomas Burrows at & before ye ensealing 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be there- 
with satisfyed content & paid and thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovsd Thomas 
Burrows his heirs exec" & admi^ & every of them from 
every part & parcel thereof have given granted aliened 
ashured confirmed quited claimed sold and made over 
and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant alien enfeofe ashure confirm quit claim sell 
& make over unto ye abovsd Thomas Burows his heirs 
& asignes for ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland 
in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd containing by estema- 
tion four acres & half be ye same more or less and boinided 
as followeth that is to say east by ye land of ye abovsd 
Thomas Burows and west by Newtown rode and north 
by ye land of Samuel Higbe Nathan Smith & Wait Smith 
Juner all which sd land as above bounded & exprest 
together with all priveledges appurtinances heridita- 
ments and emoliments to ye s.ame belonging or any maner 
of ways appertaining with all ye trees timber trees woods 
under woods standing lying or belonging to ye same of 
him ye said Jonathan Deane to him ye said Thomas 
Burrows his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever 
and ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper use 



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benifitt & behoof of him ye said Thomas Burrows his 
heirs and asignes for ever and that ye sd Thomas Bur- 
rows his heirs & assignes shall & may at at all times for 
ever hereafter have hold ocopy poses & injoy ye above 
recited land and primises as his or their owne land of 
inheritance in fee simple and ye abovsd Jonathan Deane 
doth further covenant promise & agree for him self his 
heirs that he had at ye time of ye ensealing and delivery 
of these presents full power and lawfull authority for to 
sell & dispose of ye same in maner & form as aforesd 
freely & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants sales morgages dowrys entailes execu- 

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tions or extents or any other intanglements whatever 
and also will warrant & for ever defend ye same agt 
any person or persons laying any just claime to ye same 
and also will scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
eonveience for ye primises as ye said Thomas Burrows 
his heirs & asignes shall be advised and procure to be 
drawn by his or their councel learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next ensuing ye date hereof in 
testamony whereof ye partys first above mentioned hath 
set to their hands and afixed their scales ye day & yeare 
first above written Jonathan Deane O 

Sealed & deliverd 
in presents of 
RoBT. Read 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye day & yeare above written ye 
above mentioned Jonathan Dean appeared before Robert 
Read Esqr. one of Hct 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 

Test. RoBT. Read — Justice 

A true copy of ye orignall deed entred & compared 
February ye 24—1709 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 23 

February ye 23d 1709— 

Then laid out to Obadiah Wilkins ten acrees and half 
of land for & lew of what land is wanting in ye lots laid 
out to Nathaniel Denton John Monfore & William 
Jones in their midle devition and purchased from ye sd 
partys by ye said Obadiah Wilkins which sd land is 
bounded ye souteast corner being a black oak tree thence 
runing northerly to a wall-nut sapling standing near a 
hedg fence thence easterly to a black oak sapling thence 
southerly to a white oak sapling thence westerly to ye 
place of begining being bound east by coman land & 
north by Flushing bounds & west by Newtown bounds 
witness our hands ye day & year first above written — 

Samuel Smith 
Wait Smith 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this eleventh day of August 
and in ye third yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne 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 
& four and betweene John Carpenter of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Hand and in ye Province of 
New York gent, of ye one party and Nehemiah Smith 
of ye same place yeo" of ye other party witnesseth that 
ye abovesd John Carpenter for severall causes and 
good considerations him thereunto moving but more 
especially for ye sum of sixty pounds corrant mony of 
New York to him in hand paid at or before ye ensealing 
or delivery of these presents by ye abovsaid Nehemiah 
Smith ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and 
acknowlidgeth himself therewith satisfyed content & 
paid & thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit 
& discluirge ye abovsd Nehemiah Smith his heirs exeC* 
& admis. all & every of them from any part & parcel 
thereof have given granted infeoft releast ashured 



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quited claimed sold & made over and doe by these pres- 
ents fre clearly and absolutly grant give infeof releas 
ashure quit claim sell & mak over vmto ye abovesd Ne- 
hemiah Smith his heirs & asignes for ever a certain pece 
or parsill of upland lying and being in ye bounds of 
Jamaica aforsd being nineteene acres of land as it was 
laid out be it more or less buted and bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say east by ye land of John Woolsy and 
west partly by ye land of Samuel Mills & partly by ye 
commans and north by ye line between Flushing & Ja- 
maica and south by ye high way all which land as above 
bounded & exprest together with all & singuler ye righte 
title property interest privelidges appurtinances heridita- 
ments emoliments to ye same belonging or any maner of 
ways appertaining with all ye trees timber trees woods 
under woods wher standing or lying being or any ways 
apertaining to ye said Nehemiah Smith his heirs or asignes 
to have and to hold for ever and ye abovsd John Car- 
penter for himself his heirs exec** admi" doth covenant 
& agree to & with ye abovsd Nehemiah his heirs exec^ 
admi^ that they may both now & at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocopy posess & injoy ye recited land 
& primises as his or their owne proper right of inheritance 
in fee simple and that ye abovsd John Carpenter his heirs 
or asignes at ye time of ye confirmation of these presents 
full power & lawfull authority for to sell ye above men- 
tioned land and ye above granted primises & that ye 
abovsd party at ye time of ye insealing of these presents 
was lawfully seized of ye above mentioned land & prim- 
ises fre & clearly discharged of & from all former gifts 
grants dowrys intailes judgment execution revertion 
remainder or remainders or any other title of 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 from any person or per- 
sons whatever laying any just claim to ye same and to 
scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveience for 
ye primises as ye abovsd Nehemiah shall be advisd 
or procure to be drawne by his councel learned in ye law 



Jamaica, Long Island 25 

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for ye space of seven years next insuing ye date hereof 
in teste and confirmation of ye primises ye abovsd John 
Carpenter hath bound his heirs exec' adm^ by seting to 
his hand & afixing his scale ye day and date above men- 
tioned John X Carpenter O 
Signed sealed & delivered his mark 
in presents of 
Wait Smith 
Zach Mills 

August ye 12th 1704 Then appeared before me ye 
within named John Carpenter & did acknowlidg this 
above written d to be his own volingtary act & d 

Teste Joseph Smith, Justice 

A true coppy of ye orignal deed entred & examined 
this 4th of Aprill Annoq-i 17010 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler— 

Whereas by a ffre gift made by me Edward Higbe 
to my sone Samuel Higbe together with my son Nathaniel 
Higbe bearing date the seventh day of May 1688 wherein 
he was invested with five & twentj^ acres of upland ye 
w*' he has fully & freelly & absolutly relinquesd to his 
elder brother Nathaniel Higbe all that his righte in & 
unto ye aforesd twenty five acrees abovesd now know 
yea therefor that I ye abovesd Edward Higbe doe fully 
freelly and absolutely give grant alien enfeofe releas 
quit clftime sett over & confirm unto my son Samuel 
Higbee aforesd his heirs or asignes a sertain pece or 
parcel of upland lying & being in ye bounds of Jamaica 
being in ye midle devition and being a seventeen acree 
& halfe righte being my right according as it was drawne 
and layd out as also a ten acre righte being that very 
ten acree righte that I had of & from Timothy Mills 
together with all & singuler of their & every of their 
privelidges & appurtinances timber trees standing or 



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lying being upon ye same and the same shall & will for- 
ever warrant & defend against all former gifts sales or 
other conveiences whatever with a warrantee to defend 
ye same against any claime interest or proporty from me 
the said Edward Higbe my heirs exec^ & admi^ and 
asignes for ever In confirmation whereof I have here- 
unto set to my hand and seale this eleventh day of March 
in ye yeare of our Lord God 1693/4 
Signed sealed & delivered Edward Higbe O 

in presents of Lydia X Higbe O 

John Stuart her mark 

Samll. Ruscoe 



A true coppy entred & examd 



pr Zach Mills Cler- 



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This Indenture made this thirteenth day of January 
and in the fiveth 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 & six or seven and between Theadorus Pole- 
heanius of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand 
in ye Province of NewYork of ye one part and Samuel 
Higbe of ye abovesd Town County He & Province of 
ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Theadorus 
Poleheamus for & in consideration of ye sum of fiveteene 
pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him in hand paid 
by ye abovesd Samuel Higbe at & before ye ensealing 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be there- 
with satisfyed content & paid and thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd Samuel 
Higbe his heirs^ exec*" & admin' all & every of them from 
every part & parcel thereof have given granted enfeofd 
releast confirmed ashured quited claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant enfeof release confirm ashure quit claim sell 



Jamaica, Long Island 27 

& make over unto ye abovsd Samuell Higbe his heirs 
exec^ admi'' & assignes for ever all that his pece parcell 
or lot of land in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd being in 
a devition called ye midle devition containing by estema- 
tion thirteen acrees & half be ye same more or less bounded 
as followeth that is to say east by Freemans path & west 
with ye land of Jonathan Whitehead & south by ye land 
of Samuel Higbe above named and north by Samuel 
Carpenters land all which land as above bounded & ex- 
prest together with all & singuler ye privelidges apurtin- 
ances heriditaments & emoliments to ye same belonging 
or any maner of ways appertaining with all ye trees tim- 
ber trees woods under woods whether standing or lying 
being or any maner of ways appertaining to ye same 
to him ye said Samuell Higbee to have and to hold to 
him his heirs and asignes for ever and ye same to be and 
remain to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him 
ye said Samuel Higbe & that ye said Samuel Higbe shall 
& may both him & his heirs exec' or asignes at all times 
for ever hereafter have hold ocupy posess & injoy ye 
above recited land & granted premises as his or their 
owne land of inheritance in fee simple freely and clearly 
discharged of & from all former gifts sales morgages 
dowrys entails judgments extents executions or any other 
intangleinents whatever with a warrantee to defend ye 
same against any person or persons whatever laying any 
just claime to the same and also to scale and deliver any 

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other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises as ye 
sd Samuel Higbe his heirs or asignes shall be advised 
and procure to be drawn by his or their councel learned 
in ye law for ye space of seven years next after ye date 
hereof in testamony whereof ye abovesd Theadorus 
Poleheamus hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye 
day and yeare above written Theadorus PoleheamusO 
Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Nathan Smith 
Zacii Mills 



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Memorandam on ye day & yeare within mentioned 
appeared ye within named Theadorus Poleheamus be- 
fore me Joseph Smith Esqr. one of her Majs. Justices for 
ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County and did 
acknowlidg ye within instrument to be his owne volling- 
tary act & deed — Test Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignell deed entred & compared 
September 6th 1710 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come William Creed of Jamaica in Queens County 
in ye Island of Nasaw sendeth greeting Know yea 
that I ye abovesd William Creede for severall good 
reasons & cases me thereunto moving but more especially 
for a valluable satisfaction to me in hand paid by Samuel 
Higbe of ye abovesd Towne Hand & County ye receipt 
whereof I doe hereby owne & before ye ensealing and 
delivery of these presents doe owne myself to be there- 
with contented satisfyed & paid have given granted 
covenanted allinated releast enfeoft quitt claimed made 
over & sould from me my heirs exec^ admi" and asignes 
unto ye abovsd Samuel Higbie his heirs exec^ admi^ 
and asignes a sertain pece of upland lying & being within 
ye bounds of Jamaica abovesd containing ten acrees 
more or less it being ten acrees of land that I ye said 
AVilliam Creed bought of Mary Davis late of Jamaica 
and is bounded as followeth viz. bounded east by Free- 
mans path north by ye personage & south by Doras 
Poleheamus and runing parallel with ye other lots in 
that range lying for ten acrees as abovsd all which said 
pece of land as it is above bounded & exprest with all 
timber trees woods under woods standing or lying being 
upon or belonging to ye same together with all ye priv- 
elidgs profits and benifits with their & every of their 

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apurtinances I ye abovesd William Creed have as abovesd 
sold to ye abovesd Samuel Higbe his heirs & asignes to 



Jamaica, Long Island 29 

have and to hold for ever and ye same to be and remaine 
to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him ye sd 
Samuel Higbe his heirs & asignes to ocupy posess & 
injoy as his & their proper righte of inheritance in fee 
simple free & fully discharged of & from all former sales 
gifts morgages or any other incumbrancs whatever & 
ye same shall warrant & by these presents defend against 
any claime or demand from any person or persons what- 
ever with a warrantee to defend ye same against any 
interest property claime or demand from me ye sd William 
Creed my heirs & asignes for ever in confirmation whereof 
I set to my hand & scale this fourth day of May in ye 
eleventh yeare of His Majs. reigne & in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thousand six hundred ninety & 
nine Will. Creed O 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Mercy x Ruscoe 

her mark Memorandom that on ye 21 of 

Samll. Ruscoe August 1710 came before me 

Samll. Bayleys one of Her 

Majs. Justices for keeping of 

ye peace within Queens County asigned ye within named 

William Creed and did acknowlidged ye within writen 

conveience to be his volingtary act & deed — 

Test. Samll. Bayleys 

A true coppy entred & compared 

September ye 7th 1710 pr. Zach Mills — Cler — 

John Pohemas mark is with a crop on ye off ear and a 
happeny under ye same and a slit on the near ear — 
entered June ye 3d 1718 pr Nehemiah Smith 

Cler— 

John Lamberson mark is with a slit on ye under side 
of ye near ear & ye tip of ye under side cut of with a 



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branded with J & L. on ye near sholder he has used 
ye said brand 30 years — 

Entred June the 3d 1718 — pr. Nehemiah Smith — Cler 

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May ye 11th 1710. Then laid out to Andrew Gale 
three acrees of bogs bounde east by Forsters River and 
west by his owne land south by John Mills bogs and to 
extend as far as his land runeth north — 

Laid out pr me Wait Smith 

Entred this 26th of September 1710— 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 

May ye 11th 1710— Then laid out to John Mills half 
an acre of bogs bounded east by Forsters River north by 
Andrew Gales bogs west by his owne land and to extend 
as far south as his own land runeth — 

Laid out pr Wait Smith 

Entred this 26th of September 1710 

pr Zach Mills — Cler. 

Surveied and laid out to Wait Smith Juner ye quan- 
taty of nine acres & three quarters of land for and ye 
room of his land lait out to Samuel Higbee Nathan 
Smith & ye abovsd Wait Smith that is to say for his part 
of ye abovsd land w** land is bounded as followeth east 
by ye land of Nehemiah Smith north four rod in ye 
swamp west by a high way and ye hollow and south by a 
drift wayes — witness our hands this 28th of March 
Annoq'^ 1710 Samuel Smith 

Wait Smith 

Entered September 26th 1710 

pr. Zach Mills — Cler — 



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Know all men by these presents that Wait Smith 
Juner of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of 
New York yeo" doe resigne up all my righte title property 
claime & demand from me my heirs & asignes to ye 
Towne abovsd all my share of that pece of land that 
was out to Samuel Higbe Nathan Smith and myself 
by Samuel Smith and Wait Smith Senior on ye 25th day 
of January 1709/10 as witness my hand and scale this 
28th day of March Annoq'^ 1710 which sd righte or part 
is nine acrees and three quarters as it was laid out — 
Test — Wait Smith O 

Samll Mills 
Zach Mills Entred September 26th 1710 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this nineteenth day of Jully 
in ye nineth yeare of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by ye 
grace of God of Great Brittain Ffrance & Ireland Queene 
Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred & ten and between Samuel 
Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province 
of New York yeo" of ye one part and Samuel Higbe of 
ye same place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye 
said Samuel Carpenter for & in consideration of ye sum 
of twenty one pounds corrant mony of New York to him 
in hand paid by ye abovsd Samuel Higbe at & before ye 
ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne & doth acknowlidg himself to be 
therewith satisfyed content & paid and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovesd 
Samuel Higbe his heirs exec^ & admi^ & every of them from 
every part & parcel thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed ashured quited claimed sold & made over and 
doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly give 
grant alien enfeofe release confirm ashure quit claim 
sell & make over unto ye abovsd Samuel Higbe his heirs 



32 Records of the Town of 

& asignes for ever all that a certain pece parcel or lot of 
upland in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd being in a devi- 
tion called ye niidle devition containing by estimation 
eleven acrees & one quarter be ye same more or less 
and bounded as followeth east by Freemans high way 
and west by a way and north & south by ye land of ye 
abovsd Samuel Higbe all which said land as above 
bounded & exprest together with all & singuler ye priv- 
eledges appurtinances heriditaments & emoliments to 
ye same belonging or any maner of ways apertaining 
with all ye trees timber trees woods under woods stand- 
ing or lying or belonging to ye same of him ye said Samuel 
Carpenter to him ye said Samuel Higbe his heirs & 
asignes to have and to hold for ever & ye same to be & 
remaine to ye onely proper use beniiitt & behoof of him 
ye said Samuel Higbie his heirs & asignes for ever & that 
ye said Samuel Higbe his heirs & asignes shall & may at 
all times for ever hereafter have hold ocupy posess and 
. injoy ye above said land & primises as his or their owne 
land of inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly dis- 
charged of and from all former gifts grants sales mor- 
gages dowrys judgments executions or extents or any 
other title or incumbranc whatever had made or comited 
at any time or times before ye ensealing and delivery 
of these presents and ye said Samuel Carpenter doth 
for himself & his heirs further covenant promis & agree 
to and with ye said Samuel Higbe his heirs & asignes 
that he or they had at ye time of ensealing and delivery 
of these presents full power and lawfull authority to 
sell & despose of ye same in maner & form as aforesd 
and also will warrant and for ever defend ye same against 

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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 primises as ye said Samuel Higbe his 
heirs or asignes shall be advised or procure to be drawne 
by his or their councel learned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years next ensuing ye date hereof in testamony 



Jamaica, Long Island 33 

whereof ye abovsd Samuel Carpenter hath set to his hand 
& afixed his scale ye day & yeare first above written 
Sealed & delivered Samuel Carpenter O 

in presents of 
Samll. Mills 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye day & yeare above written ye 
above mentioned Samuel Carpenter appeared before 
Robert Read Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace for Queens County asigned & did 
acknowlidg ye above deed to be his volingtary act & 
deed pr Robt. Read Justice 

A true coppy entred & examined this 26th of September 
Annoq^ 1710 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler— 

This Indenture made this twenty third day of Aprill 
and in ye eight 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 & nine and between Wait Smith Senior of Ja- 
maica in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province 
of New York gent, of ye one party and Nathan Smith 
his son of ye same place yeo" of ye other party witnesseth 
that ye abovsd Wait Smith his father for severall good 
reasons & causes thereunto moving and also for ye great 
love & natural afection I doe bare unto my son Nathan 
Smith of ye Towne and place aforsd but more especially 
for a valluable consideration of ye sum of five pounds 
corrant mony of this Province to him in hand paid by 
ye sd Nathan Smith at or before ye ensealing & de- 
livery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby 
one & acknowlidg himself to be therewith satisfyed con- 
tent and paid & thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirat 
aquit & discharg ye abovsd Nathan Smith his heirs 



34 Records of the Town of 

exec' admi" all & everj^ of them from every part & parcel 
thereof have given granted enfeofed released confirmed 
ashure quit claim sold and made over and doe by these 
presents fully clearly and absolutly give grant enfeof 
release confirm ashure quit claim sell & make over unto 
ye abovsd Nathan Smith his heirs & asignes for ever ye 
north half part of that pece and parcel or lot of upland 
situat lying ' & being in ye bounds of Jamaica af oresd 
belonging to Springfield lying in a devition commanly 
ye midle devition be ye same more or less buted & bounded 
as followeth that is to ssiy east by ye Plain Run and 

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west by a highway or Freemans path and north by Samuel 
Higbees and south by Hendrik Lot which land was form- 
erly Daniel Whited together with all ye priveledges ap- 
purtinances heriditaments enioliments with all houses 
barns orchards fences trees timber woods under woods 
whether standing or lying being or any maner of ways 
appertaining to ye same and also a pece or parcel of 
medow in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd lying in ye heather 
east neck ye one half part of it with ye comanage which 
belongeth to ye same buted & bounded as followeth that 
is to say east by ye upland and west by an iland and north 
by Samuel Smith & John Smith and south by Joseph 
Smith with all ye rights title property claime and de- 
mand of him ye said Wait Smith to him ye said Nathan 
Smith his heirs and asignes to have and to hold and ye 
same to be and remain to ye onely proper use benifit 
& behoofe of him ye said Nathan Smith his heirs and 
asignes for ever and ye sd Wait Smith doth further 
covenant and agree for himself his heirs exec^ admin^ 
to and with ye sd Nathan Smith his heirs exec^ admi' 
and asignes that he or they may both now and at all 
times for ever hereafter have hold ocopy posess & in joy 
ye above recited lands and granted primmises as his or 
their one lands of inheritance in fee simple freely and 
clearly discharged of & from all former gifts sales mor- 
gages do wry s intails judgments execution revertion or 
revertions remainder or remainders or any other title 



Jamaica, Long Island 35 

or incumbrance whatever had mad or comited at any 
time or times befor ye sealing or delivery of these pres- 
ents and by these presents warrant and for ever defend 
ye same against any person or persons whatever law- 
fully claiming ye sam and also to scale and deliver any 
other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises as ye 
sd Nathan Smith his heirs or asigncs shall be advised or 
procure to be drawne by his or their councel learned in 
ye law for ye space of seven years after ye date of these 
presents in testamony whereof ye abovsd Wait Smith 
Sener hath set to his hand and fixed his scale ye day and 
yeare abovsd — Wait Smith O 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
James Eagor 
Caleb Smith 

Upon ye 23 day of Januare 1709/10 came before me 
Jonathan Whitehead one of Her Majs Justices for ye 
keeping of ye peace within Queens County ye above 
named Wait Smith and did acknowlidg ye above instru- 
ment to be his free & volingtary act & deed 

Tes — ^JoNAT" Whitehead 

A true coppy entred and examined this 26th day of 
September 1710 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of 
June in ye nineth year of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God of Great Britain Ffrance 
& Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. in ye year of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & ten and 
betweene Samuel Higbe of Jamaica in Queens County 
ye Province of NewYork ye" of ye one part and John 
Ketcham of Newtown in ye County and Province aforesd 



36 Records of the Town of 

yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Samuel 
Higbee for & in consideration of ye sum of twenty one 
pounds corrant mony of New York to him paid by ye 
abovsd John Ketcham at & before ye enseahng and 
dehvery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be there- 
with satisfyed contented & paid and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovsd 
John Ketcham his heirs exec^ & admi'' & every of them 
from every part & parcel thereof have given granted 
aliened enfeofed released confirmed ashured quited 
claimed sold and made over and doe by these presents 
freely clearly & absolutly give grant alien enfeof release 
confirm ashure quit claim sell & make over unto ye 
abovsd John Ketcham his heirs & asignes for ever all 
that parcel of upland in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd 
being ye one third part of a lot of land laid out to ye 
abovesd Samuel Higbe Nathan Smith & Wait Smith 
Juner ye whole lot is bounded as followeth west by New- 
town path north by Newtown line & coman land belong- 
ing to Jamaica aforesd east by land of Samuel Smith 
& south by ye land of Thomas Burrows ye whole lot 
containing by estimation thirty four acres be ye same 
more or less all which said third part of ye lot as above 
bounded & exprest with all ye trees timber trees woods 
under woods standing or lying or belonging to ye same 
with all ye priveledges appurtinances to ye same be- 
longing of him ye said Samuel Higbe his heirs to him ye 
sd John Ketcham 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 said John Ketcham 
his heirs & asignes for ever and that ye said John Ketcham 
his heirs and asignes shall & may at all times forever here- 
after have hold ocopy posess & injoy ye above said land 
and primises as his or their own land of inheritance in 
fee simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants sales morgages dowrys entails judgments 
executions or extents or any other title or incumbrance 
whatever had made or comited at any time or times be- 



Jamaica, Long Island 37 

fore ye ensealing and delivery of these presents and ye 
abovsd Samuel Higbe doth further covenant promis & 
agree for himself his heirs exec^ or admi^ to and with ye 

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said John Ketcham his heirs & asignes that he had at 
ye time of ye ensealing and delivery of these presents 
full power and lawfuU authority for to sell & dispose of 
ye same in maner & form as aforesd and also will warant 
and forever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and will scale & deliver 
any other or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises 
as ye said John Ketcham his heirs or asignes shall be ad- 
vised and procure to be drawne by his or their councel 
learned in ye law for ye space of seven years next ensuing 
ye date hereof in testamony whereof ye abovsd Samuel 
Higbe hath hereunto set his hand and afixed his scale 
ye day & yeare first above written 
Sealed & delivered Samuel Higbe O 

in presents of 
Jeremiah Smith 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye 21st of August Annoq'^ 1710 ye 
above writen Samuel Higbe apeared before David 
Wrighte Esq"" one of Her Majs Justices for ye keeping 
of ye peace for Queens County asigned and did acknowlidg 
ye above deed to be his volingtary act & deed 

Test. David Wright 



A true coppy entred November ye 3d 1710 

pr Zach Mills- 



-Cler— 



This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of June 
in ye ninth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God of Great Britain Ff ranee & Ire- 
land Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & ten & 
between Nathan Smith of Jamaica in Queens County 
& Province of New York yeo" of ye one part and John 



38 Records of the Town of 

Ketcham of Newtown in ye County & Province aforesd 
yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovsd Nathan 
Smith for & in consideration of ye sum of twenty pounds 
corrant mony of New York to him in hand paid by ye 
abovsd John Ketcham at & before ye ensealing & dehvery 
of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby owne 
and doth acknowHdg himself to be therewith satisfyed 
contented & paid and thereof & therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd John Ketcham his 
heirs exec^ & admis & every of them from every part & 
parcel thereof have given granted aliened enfeofed re- 
least confirmed ashured quited claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly 

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give grant alien enfeof release confirm ashure quit claim 
sell & make over unto ye abovesd John Ketcham his heirs 
& asignes for ever all that parcel of land in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd being ye one third part of a lot of land 
laid out to ye abovsd Nathan Smith Samuel Higbe & 
Wait Smith Juner ye whole lot is bounded as followeth 
west by Newtown path north by Newtown line & coman 
land belonging to Jamaica aforesd east by ye land of 
Samuel Smith & south by land of Thomas Burrows ye 
whole lot containeth thirty four acres by estimation be ye 
same more or less all which said land as above bounded 
& exprest that is to say ye one third part as above exprest 
together with all ye trees timber trees woods under woods 
standing lying or belonging to ye same with all ye priv- 
elidges apurtinances heriditaments & emoliments to ye 
same belonging or any ways appertaining of him ye said 
Nathan Smith his heirs and asignes to him ye sd John 
Ketcham his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever 
and ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper use benifit 
& behoof of him ye said John Ketcham his heirs & asignes 
for ever and that ye said John Ketcham his heirs & asignes 
shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have hold 
ocopy poses & in joy ye abovesd land & primises as as his 
or their owne land of inheritance in fee simple freely 
and clearly discharged of & from all former gifts grants 



Jamaica, Long Island 39 

sales morgages dowrys entailes judgments executions or 
extents or any other title or incumbrance whatever had 
made or comited at any time or times before ensealing 
& delivery of these presents and ye abovsd Nathan 
Smith doth further for himself his heirs exec" & admi^ 
further covenant promise and agree to & with ye sd 
John Ketcham his heirs & asignes that he had at ye time 
of ye ensealing and delivery of these presents full power 
& lawfull authority for to sell & despose of ye same in 
maner & form as aforesd and also will warrant & for ever 
defend ye same against any person or persons laying any 
just claim to ye same and will scale & deliver any other 
or firmer deed or conveience for ye primises as ye sd 
John Ketcham his heirs & asignes shall be advised & 
procure to be drawne by his or their councel learned in 
ye law for ye space of seven years next ensuing in testa- 
mony whereof ye abovsd Nathan Smith hath set to his 
hand and afixed his seale ye day & yeare first above 
written — Nathan Smith O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Jeremiah Smith 
Zach Mills 

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Memorandom on ye 21st of August Annoq'* 1710 
ye above writen Nathan Smith appeared before David 
Wrighte 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 volingtary act & deed — 

David Wrighte 

September ye 1st 1710 — A true coppy entred 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made this sixth day of May and in 
ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of of our Sovereigne Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of (ireat Britain Ff ranee •& 
Ireland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & nine 



40 Records of the Town of 

& between Hendrik Lot 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 abovesd Hendrik Lot for & in con- 
sideration of ye sum of fivty two pounds corrant mony 
of New York to him in hand paid by ye abovsd John Gale 
at & before ye ensealing & delivery ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg himself to 
be therewith satisfyed contented & paid and thereof & 
therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye 
abovsd John Gale his heirs exec^ & admi" and every of 
them from every part & parcel thereof have given granted 
enfeofed aliened ashured confirmed quited claimed sold 
& mad over and doe by these presents freely clearly & 
absolutly give grant enfeofe alien ashure confirm quit 
claime sell & make over unto ye abovsd John Gale his 
heirs and asignes for ever all that pece parcel or lot of 
upland situat lying & being in ye bounds of Jamaica 
aforesd in a devition called ye midle devition and boundes 
as followeth that is to say west by Freemans path or 
highway & north by ye land of Wait Smith Juner & south 
by ye land of ye abovsd John Gale and east by ye bogs 
or mark trees containing by estimation twenty two 
acrees & half be ye same more or less together with all 
& singuler ye trees timber trees woods under woods 
standing woods or lying or belonging to ye same with all 
ye privelidges apertaining to ye same with all improve- 
ments fencings thereunto belonging of him ye sd Hendrik 
Lot to him ye sd John Gale his heirs & asignes to have 
and to hold for ever and ye same to be and remain to ye 
onely proper use benifit & behoofe of him ye sd John 
Gale his heirs & asignes for ever and that ye said John 
Gale his heirs & asignes shall & may at all times for 

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ever hereafter have hold ocupy poses and in joy ye abovsd 
land & primises as his or their owne land of inheritance 
in fee simple freely and clearly discharged of & from all 
former gifts grants sales morgages dowrys extents or 
executions or any other intanglements whatever and also 



Jamaica, Long Island 41 

will warrant and for ever defend ye same against any per- 
son or persons laying any just clainie to ye same and also 
will warrant and for ever defend ye same by these presents 
and also will seale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveience for ye primises as ye sd John Gaile his heirs 
or asignes shall be advised & procure to be drawne by 
his or their councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven 
years next after ye date hereof In testamony whereof 
ye abovsd Hendrik Lot hath set to his hand & afixed his 
seale ye day & yeare first above writen — 
Sealed & delivered Hendrik Lot O 

in presents of 
Ram Dorlant 
Zach Mills 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made ye twenty ninth day of Desember 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred & ten and in ye ninth yeare of ye reigne of our 
Sovereign Lady Anne by ye grace of God over Great 
Britain &c. Queene between Hendrik Lot of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Island in ye Colony of New- 
York yeo° of ye one part & John Snediker of ye same 
place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye abovesd 
Hendrik Lot for & in consideration of ye sum of four 
hundred pounds corrant money of said Collony well & 
trully by ye said John Snediker to him the said Hendrik 
Lot in hand paid before ye ensealing & delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowl- 
idge & therefrom doth by these presents fully clearly 
& absolutly aquit exonirat & discharg ye sd John Snediker 
his heirs exec" & admi^ hath granted bargined sold con- 
veyed enfeofed released ashured & confirmed & hereby 
doth grant bargin sell convey enfeofe release ashure & 
confirm unto ye said John Snediker his heirs & asignes 
for ever all that a certain peice parcel or tract of wood 
land situat lying & being in ye limits of Jamaica abovsd 
containing by estimation seventy two acrers be ye same 



42 Records of the Town of 

more or less as it was laid out by ye sd Town surveiers 
bounded as followeth viz. begining at a white oak marked 
tree on ye southwest corner thereof runing thence north- 
erly along ye land of Eldert Lucason to a walnut marked 
tree thence southeasterly along Brookland hay way to 
another walnut marked tree thence northeasterly to a 
whiteoak tree marked as before standing by ye fence 

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of Garitt Clauson thence easterly to a walnot marked 
tree standing by ye way that leads from Newtown to 
ye medow thence southerly along ye sd way to a stone 
standing over against an old stump four rod from Johanis 
Williamsons fence thence again southerly to a blak 
oak marked tree thence southwesterly to a white oak 
marked tree thence northwesterly to a blak oak sapling 
& from thence southwesterly to ye first station exepting 
& reserving a way through ye same to ye medow about 
ye same place where it is now used with two lots of fresh 
medow in Brookland medo bounded west by Plunders 
Neck creek south by a creek which runs on ye north 
side of Piers Nek together with all & singular ye righte 
members privelidges advantages comoditys heridita- 
ments & apurtinances to ye said land & medow be- 
longin or in any wise appertaining with ye revertions & 
remainders rents ishues & profits of ye same to have 
and to hold all & singuler ye primises before in & by 
these presents granted & conveyed with ye appurtinances 
unto ye sd John Snedeker his heirs & asignes to his & 
their owne proper use benifit & behoof for ever & ye sd 
Hendrik Lot for himself his heirs exec* & admi* doth cove- 
nant promise grant & agre to & with ye sd John Snediker 
his heirs & asignes as followeth that is to say that he ye 
sd Hendrik Lodt hath in himself at ye time of ye sealing 
& delivery of these presents good righte full power law- 
full and absolut authority to grant bargin & sell ye prim- 
ises above mentioned in maner & form as aforesd & that 
ye same shall remain & continue to ye sd John Snediker 
his heirs & asignes as a good pure perfect & indefeasable 
estat of inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly aquited 



Jamaica, Long Island 43 

released & discharged of & froni all incumbrances what- 
soever ye quit rent only exei)ted & lastly that he ye sd 
Hendrik Lot his heirs exec^ & admi'' ye above granted & 
conveyed land niedow & primises with every of their 
appurtinances unto ye sd John Snediker his heirs heirs 
& asignes against all people whatsoever lawfully claiming 
ye same or any part thereof shall & will warant & for 
ever by these presents defend In witness whereof ye sd 
Hendrik Lot hath hereimto set his hand & scale ye day & 
yeare first above written Hendrik Lot O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Peter Berien 

Newtown ye 30th Desember Anno Dom 1710 Then 
apeared before John Berien Esqr. one of Her Majs. 
Justices of ye Peace for Queens County asigned ye within 
named Hendrik Lot who did acknowlidg ye within writen 
instrument of conveyence to be his free & volingtary act 
& deed — John Berein Justice 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twenty sixth day of August 
and in ye sixth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of England Queen &c. and in 
and in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and seven and between Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New- 
York 3'eo" of ye one part and Hope Mills of ye same 
j)lace weaver of ye other part witnesseth that ye said 
Nehemiah Smith for & in consideration of ye sum of 
nine pounds ten shillings corrant mony of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye abovsd Hope Mills at & before 
ye ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby owne and acknowlidg himself 
to be therewith satisfyed content & paid and thereof 
and therefrom doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye 



44 Records of the Town of 

abovsd Hope Mills his heirs exec' & admi^ and every of 
them from every part & parcel thereof have given granted 
enfeofed released aliened quited claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly and absolutly 
give grant enfeofe release alien quit claim sell & make 
over unto ye abovsd Hope Mills his heirs and asignes 
for ever all that pece parcel or lot of land in ye township 
of Jamaica aforesd containing by estimation three acrees 
and half be ye same more or less and bounded as follow 
east by ye high way and north by ye land of Samuel 
Smith and south by ye land of Peter White being at a 
place commanly called ye plain hollow all which land as 
above bounded & exprest together with all ye priveledges 
appurtinances heriditaments to ye same belonging or 
any maner of ways appertaining with ye fencings & im- 
provements thereon being of him ye said Nehemiah 
Smith his heirs exec^ or admis. to him ye sd Hope Mills 
his heirs & asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be & remain to ye onely proper use benifit & 
behoof of him ye sd Hope Mills his heirs & asignes for 
ever and that ye said Hope Mills his heirs & asignes 
shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have hold 
ocupy possess & in joy ye above recited land and prim- 
ises as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee simple 
and also will warrant and for ever defend ye same against 
any person or persons laying any just claime to ye same 
in witness whereof ye party first above mentioned 
hath set to his hand and afixed his scale ye day and 
yeare first above mentioned — 

Sealed & delivered Nehemiah X Smith O 

in presents of his mark 

John X Carpenter 

his mark ^ 

Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye twenty seventh day of August 
1707 came before Joseph Smith Esqr. one of Her Majs 
Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County 



Jamaica, Long Island 45 

asigned ye within named Nehemiah Smith & did acknowl- 
idg ye within writen deed to be his free and volingtary 
act & deed Test. Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

Page 95 
To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall cum Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Hand of Nasaw gen* 'man sendeth greeting 
in our Lord God everlasting Know yea that I ye abovsd 
Daniel Whitehead for severall good reasons considera- 
tions and causes me thereunto moving but more espially 
for a valluable satisfaction to me ye abovsd Daniel White- 
head in hand paid by Jonathan Waters of ye abovsd 
place Island & County weaver ye receipt whereof I doe 
before ye ensealing and delivery of these presents owne 
& acknowlidg to be therewith contented satisfyed & 
paid & thereof & therefrom doe aquit & discharg ye 
abovsd Jonathan W^aters his heirs and asignes from any 
further claime or demand for any part or parcel thereof 
have given granted covenanted alinated released enfeofed 
bargined & sould & by these presents do owne to have 
from me my heirs exec'' & admi** given granted allinated 
released enfeoft bargined made over and sold unto ye 
abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs exec- admi" & asignes 
a certain pece or parcel of upland lying & being within 
ye bounds & limits of Jamaica abovsd containing sixty 
acres more or less & bounded as followeth viz east by 
Freemans path north by ye hollow or lots south by ye 
path that goeth from ye Little Plains to ye mill & west 
by ye abovesd Whiteheads land in ye sd neck otherwise 
called ye Millers Neck all which sd pece or parcel of up- 
land as it is above bounded & exprest together with all 
timber trees woods under woods with all & singuler ye 
priveledges profits & beniiits emoliments & heritaments 
that now doth or hereafter shall or any ways me y aper- 
tain or belong to all & every part & parcel of ye primises 
abovsd to have and to hold for ever and ye same to be & 



46 Records of the Town of 

remain to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him ye 
abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes fre & clearly 
discharged of & from all former sales gifts morgages or 
any other entanglements whatever w*'' a warrantee to 
defend ye same against any property interest claime or 
demand from me ye abovsd Daniel Whitehead my heirs 
exec'' & from any persons whatever from by or under 
me or upon any pretence whatever in testamony whereof 
I set to my hand & scale this sixteenth day of Desember 
in ye seventh yeare of His Majs. reigne & in ye year of 
our Lord Christ one thousand six hundred ninty & five 
Signed sealed & delivered Daniel Whitehead O 

in presents of 
Jacob Doughty 
Samll. Ruscoe Entred pr. Zach Mills— Cler — 

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This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of Desember 
in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred & ten & in ye ninth year of ye reigne of our sover- 
eign Lady Anne by ye grace of God over Great Britain 
&c. Queen between John Snedicor of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand in ye Colony of New York yeo" 
of ye one part & Garitt Van Wicklan of ye same place 
yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye sd John Snedicor 
for & in consideration of ye sum of one hundred & twenty 
pounds currant mony of said Collony well & truly by ye 
sd Garritt Van Wickelen to him ye sd John Snediker in 
hand paid before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowlidge & there- 
from doth by these presents fully clearly & absolutly 
aquit exonirat & discharg ye sd Garitt Van Wicklen 
his heirs exec^ & admi' hath granted bargined sold con- 
veyed enfeofed ashured & confirmed & hereby doth 
grant bargin sell convey enfeof ashure & confirm unto ye 
said Garit Van Wicklan his heirs & asignes for ever a 
certain pece parcel or tract of land situate lying & being 



Jamaica, Long IsLu\nd 47 

in ye bounds of Jamaica abovsd bounded north east & 
west by ye land of sd Van Wicklen & south by a way 
which is to run on ye north side of a certain stone standing 
on ye southwest corner of sd hmd and a walnut marked 
sapling at ye land of John Lamberts on a direct course 
with all & singuler ye rights priveledges advantages 
comoditys heriditments & appurtinances to ye said 
land belonging or properly appertaining & ye revertion 
and revertions remainder and remainders rents issus & 
profits of ye same & all ye estat righte title property 
possesion claime & demand whatsoever of him ye sd 
John Snedker of in & to ye primises or any part or parcel 
thereof to have and to hold all & singuler ye above 
granted & conveyed tract of land & primises with ye ap- 
purtinances unto ye said Garit Van Wicklan his heirs 
& asignes to their & their only proper use benifit & behoof 
for ever & ye sd John Snediker for himself his heirs execs 
& admi' doth covenant promis grant & agree to & with 
ye said Garit Van Wiklan his heirs & asignes as followeth 
that is to say that he ye sd John Snediker hath in himself 
at ye time of ye sealing & delivery of these presents good 

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righte full power lawfull & absolute authority to grant 
bargin & sell ye primises above mentioned in maner & 
form as aforesd & that ye same shall remain & continu 
to ye sd Garitt Van Wicklan his heirs and asignes as a 
good pure perfect & indefeisaable estate of inheritance 
in fee simple freely & clearly aquited released & dis- 
charged saved & kept harmless by ye said John Snediker 
his heirs & asignes of & from all incumbrances whatsoever 
ye quit rent which from henceforth shall grow due & 
payable onely exepted & lastly that he ye sd John Snediker 
his heirs exec*' & admi'' ye above granted & convej^ed 
primises with ye appurtinances unto ye sd Garitt Van- 
AViklan his heirs & asignes against all & every person & 
])ersons whatsoever lawfully claiming ye same or any 
part thereof shall & will warrant & for ever defend in 



48 Records of the Town of 

witness whereof ye said John Snediker hath hereunto 
set his hand & seale ye day & year first above written — 
Sealed & deHvered John Snedker O 

in presents of 
Peter Berien 
Benjamin More 

Newtown ye 30th Desember Anno Dom 1710 — 
Then appeared before John Berien Esqr. one of Her 
Majs. Justices of ye Peace for Queens County asigned 
ye within named John Snediker who did acknowHdg ye 
within writen instrument of conveyence to be his free 
& voHngtary act & deed — John Berien Justice 

A true coppy entred Febrary ye 28 — 1710 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

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Jamaica March 6th day 1710/11 

We underwritten layd out a pece of land to Peter 
White and Samuel Denton being ye west devition of 
Nathaniel Lynos ye said land bounded as followeth 
west by Anthony Waterses fence north by York roade 
east by a certain white oke tree marked and southward 
to a blak oke sapling loped nere a white oak tree marked 
as witness our hands ye day & yeare above writen 

Waite Smith 
Samuel Smith 

Wee doe acknowlidg to have received from the Town 
survayers ye west devition above mentioned and ye hill 
devition as will appear by ye marked trees as witness 
our hands ye hill devition lying by ye mill path from ye 
Litle Plains Peter White 

Samuel Denton 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 49 

This Indenture made this fiveteenth da^' of June in ye 
ninth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God of Great Britain Ffrance & Ireland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & ten & betweene 
Samuel Mills of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province 
of New York pedeler of ye one part & Samuel Carpenter 
of ye same place yeo'' of ye other part witnesseth that ye 
abovsd Samuel Mills for & in consideration of ye sum 
of twenty pounds corrant niony of New York to him in 
hand paid by ye abovsd Samuel Carpenter at & before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby own & doth acknowlidg himself 
to be therewith satisfyed content & paid and thereof & 
therefrom doth for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye 
abovesd Samuel Carpenter his heirs exec' & admi" and 
every of them from every part & parcel thereof have 
given granted aliened enfeofed confirmed ashured quited 
claimed sold and made over and doe by these presents 
freely clearly and absolutly give grant alien enfeofe con- 
firm ashure quit claim sell & mak over unto ye abovsd 
Samuel Cari)enter his heirs & asignes forever all that pece 
parcel or lot of medow land in ye bounds of Jamaica 

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aforesd at a neck called ye further east neck being one 
third part of a lot that did belong to Robert Ashman late 
of Jamaica aforesd deceased ye whole lot is bounded as 
followeth east by ye medow of Daniel Smith and west 
by a creek parting ye sd neck from ye hither east neck 
and south by ye bay and north by ye medow of Joseph 
Oldfield which said lot containeth ten acrees bj' estima- 
tion be ye same more or less all which said third part of ye 
said lot with all ye grass herbag ways easements upon 
ye same or belonging to ye same of him ye said Samuel 
Mills his heirs to him ye said Samuel Carpenter 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 said Samuel Carpenter his heirs & asignes for 
ever and that ye said Samuel Carpenter his heirs & asignes 



50 Records of the Town of 

shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have hold 
ocupy posess & in joy ye recited land & primises as his 
or their owne land of inheritance in fee simple freely and 
clearly discharged of & from all former gifts grants sales 
morgages do wry s entailes judgments executions or ex- 
tents or any other intanglements whatever had made or 
comited at any time before ye ensealing & delivery of 
these presents and ye abovsd Samuel Mills doth further 
covenant promis & agree for himself his heirs to and with 
ye said Samuel Carpenter his heirs & asignes that he had 
at ye time of ye ensealing and delivery of these presents 
full power & lawfull authority for to sell & despose of ye 
same in maner & form as aforesd and will warrant & for 
ever defend ye same against any person or persons what- 
ever laying any just claime to ye to ye same and also 
will scale and deliver any other or firmer deed or con- 
veience for ye primises as ye said Samuel Carpenter his 
heirs and asignes shall be advised and procure to be 
drawne by his or their councel learned in ye law for ye 
space of seven years next ensuing ye date hereof in testa- 
mony whereof ye abovesd Samuel Mills hath set to his 
hand and afixed his scale ye day & year first abov written 
Sealed & delivered Samll Mills O 

in presents of 
Ebenzer Smith 
Zach Mills 

Memorandam on ye 19th day of Jully in ye year of 
our Lord 1710 ye above mentioned Samuel Mills apeared 
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 volingtary act & 
deed — pr Robt. Read Justice 

Entred pr Zach Mills Clerk 

Page 100 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come Thomas Smith of Jamaica in Queens County on 



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Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New York yeo" sendeth 
greeting Know yea that I ye sd Thomas Smith for & 
in consideration of ye sum of one shilling corrant mony of 
New York to him in hand paid by Jeremiah Smith of ye 
same place felt maker and for several causes and considera- 
tions him thereunto moving doe by these presents remit 
quit claim and make over & release in his quiet posesion 
& seasure from me my heirs & asignes to him ye sd 
Jeremiah Smith his heirs and asignes all that one twenty 
acree lot as it was laid out in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd 
being ye west devition laid out to ye right of medow that 
was laid out to Thomas Smith my father late of Jamaica 
aforesd deceast and bounded as followeth east by a high 
way that leads from Jamaica to John Gales Mill and west 
by John Okeys land and south by Jonathan Whiteheads 
land and north part by ye land of ye abovsd Jonathan 
Whitehead and part by ye land of Anthony Waters all 
which sd twenty acree lot be ye same more or less with 
all ye rights priveledgs profits comoditys trees timber 
trees woods under woods standing lying or belonging to 
ye same of me ye sd Thomas Smith or my heirs to him 
ye sd Jeremiah Smith his heirs & asignes to have and to 
hold for ever and ye same to be and remaine to ye use 
benifit & behoof of him his heirs and asignes for ever and 
also doe by these presents uterly exclude & debar both 
me my heirs & and asignes for laying claim to ye same 
or any part thereof or for comencing any suit in law or 
equity for ye same in testamony whereof ye abovsd 
Thomas Smith hath set to his hand and scale ye twenty 
sixth day of Aprill and in ye eighth yeare of ye reigne of 
our Sovereigne Lady Anne by ye grace of God Queene of 
Great Brittain France & Ireland Defender of ye Faith 
&c. and in ye yeare of our Lord-Christ one thousand 
seven hundred & nine Thomas X Smith O 

Sealed and delivered his mark 

in presents of A true coppy entred 

Elizabeth Everit pr Zach Mills 

Zach Mills Cler 



52 Records of the Town of 

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This Indenture made this twelveth day of March in ye 
tenth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God over Great Britain Ffranc & Ireland 
Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & ten and be- 
tweene Peter White of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Hand in ye Province of New York yeo'' and 
Samuel Denton of ye same place yeo° of ye ojie part and 
Hendreckus Hagaman of ye other part witnesseth that 
ye said Samuel Denton & Peter White for & in considera- 
tion of ye sum of twenty two pounds corrant inony of 
New York to them in hand paid by ye abovsd Hendrek 
Hagaman at & before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof they doe hereby owne and 
doth acknowlidg themselvs to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paid and thereof and therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd Hendreekus Haga- 
man his heirs exec^ & admi** & every of them from every 
part & parcel thereof have given granted aliened enfeofed 
ashured quited claimed sold & made over and doe by 
these presents freely clearly & absolutly give grant 
alien enfeofe ashure quit claim mak over & sell unto ye 
abovsd Hendrekus Hagaman his heirs & asignes for ever 
all that a certain pece parcel or lot of upland in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd being laid out for and in ye roome of 
Nathaniel Lynas*' west devition and conveied from ye 
sd Nathaniel Lynas to Robert Read Esqr. and conveied 
from sd Robert Read to ye Samuel Denton & Peter White 
by deeds as by ye sd deeds reference thereunto being had 
may more fully & at large appear it containing five acrees 
by estimation and bounded as followeth east by coman 
land south by land cleared by ye said Hendreekus Haga- 
man west by ye fence of Anthony Waters and north 
near York rode as may appear by the return of ye sur- 
veyers of ye Towne all which said land be ye same more 
or less as abov bounded and exprest with all & singuler 
ye trees timber trees woods under woods standing lying 
or belonging to ye same with all ye priveledges appur- 



Jamaica, Long Island 53 

tinances heriditanients & emolinients to ye same be- 
longing or any nianer of ways appertaining of them ye 
said Peter White and Samuel Denton of their heirs 
exec^ & admi^ to him ye sd Hendreekus Hagaman his 
heirs & asignes to have and to hold for and ye same to be 
& remain to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him his 

Page 102 
heirs and asignes for ever and that ye said Hendreekus 
Hagaman his heirs & asignes shall & may at all time or 
times for ever hereafter have hold ocupy posess & 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 sales morgages dowrys 
intailes execution or extents or any other intanglements 
whatever and ye abovsd Samuel Denton & Peter White 
doth for themselves their heirs exec^ & admi^ further 
covenant promiss and agree to & with ye said Hendrekus 
Hagaman his heirs & asignes that they had at ye time 
of ye ensealing & delivery of these presents full power 
& lawfull authority for to sell & despose of ye same in 
maner & form as aforesd and also will warrant & 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 primises 
as ye sd Hendrekus Hagaman his heirs or asignes shall 
be advised and procure to be drawne by his or their 
councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next ensuing in testamony whereof ye abovsd Peter 
White & Samuel Denton hath to these presents set to 
their hands and afixed their scales ye day & yeare first 



above written — 


Peter White 





Sealed & delivered 


Samuel Denton 





in presents of 






Robert Read 






T. Waters 






Zach Mills 







Memorandom on ye day & yeare within written ye 
within mentioned Peter White & Samuel Denton ap- 



54 Records of the Town of 

peared before Samuel Bayleys Esqr. one of Her Majs 
Justices for ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County 
asigned and did acknowlidg ye within deed to be their 
owne voHngtary act & deed — Test. Saml. Bayleys — 

A true coppy entred & compared March ye 20th 1710 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This being Nathaniel! Denton ear mark — A crop on 
ye of ear and a nick on ye under side of ye near ear ye 
being entered by me Nehemiah Smith 

November ye 14th 1721 — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twenty first day of March 
in ye tenth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of Great Brittain Queene 
Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred & ten and between 
George Woolsey of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Hand in ye Province of New York gent of ye one part 
& John Gale of ye same place yeo" of ye other part wit- 
nesseth that ye abovsd George Wolsey for & in considera- 
tion of ye sum of five pounds corrant mony of New- 
York to him in hand paid by him the said John Gale at 
& before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye 
receipt whereof he doth hereby owne and doth acknowlidg 
himself to be therewith satisfyed contented & paid and 
therewith satisfyed content & paid & thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovsd 
John Gale his heirs exec and admi^ & every of them 
from every part & parcel thereof have given granted 
aliened enfeofed ashured quited claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly 
give grant alien enfeof confirm ashure quit claim sell 
& make over unto ye abovsd John Gale his heirs & asigneg 
for ever all that a five acre righte of conian & undevided 
land in ye bounds of Jamaica that is to say all ye whole 
righte of comans and undevided land belonging to five 



Jamaica, Long Island 55 

acres of medow in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd with all 
and singuler ye priveledges appurtincs to ye same be- 
longing of him ye sd George Woollsey his heirs exec^ 
admi' to him ye said John Gale his heirs & asignes to 
have and to hold for ever and ye same to be & remaine 
to ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him ye sd John 
Gale his heirs & asignes shall & may at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocupy poses & injoy ye above re- 
cited land & primises as his or their owne land of in- 
heritance in fee simple and ye abovsd George Woolsy 
doth further covenant promise and agree for himself 

Page lOJ^ 
his heirs exec^ & admi" that he had at ye time of ye 
ensealing and delivery of these presents full power and 
lawfull authority for to sell & despose of ye same in maner 
& form as aforesd and also will warrant & for ever de- 
fend ye same against any person or persons laying any 
just claim to ye same and lastly will scale & deliver any 
other or firmer deed or conveyence for ye primises as ye 
said John Gale his heirs and asignes shall be advised and 
procure to be drawne by his or their councel learned in 
ye law for ye space of seven years next ensuing — In 
testamony whereof ye abovsd George Woollsey hath to 
these presents set his hand and afixed his scale ye day & 
yeare first above written — George Woollsey O 
Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Joseph Woollsey 
Zacii Mills 

A true coppy entred and compared March ye 26 — 1711 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 



This Indenture made this twentyeth day of March 
and in ye tenth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lady Anne 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 



56 Records of the Town of 

& ten & between Fredrik Van Lewa of Jamaica in Queens 
County 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 Fredrik Van Lewa for & in 
consideration of ye sum of thirteen pounds ten shillings 
currant mony of New York to him in hand paid by ye 
abovsd John Gale at & before ye ensealing and delivery 
of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby 
owne and doth acknowlidg himself to be therewith 
satisfyed contented & paid and therefrom doe for ever 
exonirat aquit & discharge ye abovsd John Gale his 
heirs exec" and admi' & every of them from every part 
& 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 claime sell & 
make over unto ye abovsd John Gale his heirs & asignes 

Page 105 
for ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd it being at a place comanly called 
ye old towne neck it being ye one half part or eaqual 
moity of a twelve acre lot as it was laid out be ye same 
more or less ye whole lot is bounded as followeth west 
by ye medow south by ye land of Anthony Waters east 
by ye old towne pond and ye land of Jonthand Whitehead 
and north by land laid out to Hendrekus Hagaman all 
which said land as above bounded & exprest that is to 
say ye one half of ye twelve acres as above bounded 
& exprest together with all & singuler ye trees timber 
trees woods underwoods standing or lying or belonging 
to ye same with all ye priveledges appurtinances heridita- 
ments to ye same of him ye said Fredrik Van Lewa his 
heirs and asignes to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye onely proper use benifitt 
& behoof of him ye said John Gale his heirs & asignes 
for ever and that ye abovsd John Gale his heirs & asignes 
shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have hold 
ocupy possess & injoy ye above recited land and primises 
as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee simple and 



Jamaica, Long Island ' 57 

ye abovsd Ffredrik Van Lewa his heirs exec'- and admi' 
doth further covenant promis & agree to and with ye 
said John Gale his heirs & asignes shall & may and hath 
full power and lawfull authority for to sell & dispose of 
ye same in maner & form as aforesd and also will warrant 
and for ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any just claim to ye same and lastly that ye said 
Fredrik Van Lewa or his heirs shall deliver any other or 
firmer deed or conveyance for ye primises as ye said 
John Gale his heirs or asignes shall be advised & procure 
to be drawne by his councel learned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years nex ensuing — In testamony whereof ye 
abovsd Fredrik Van Lewa hath to these presents set his 
hand and afixed his scale ye day & year first above 
written — Fredrik X Van Lew O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of 
Nehemiaii Smith 
Zach Mills 

A true coppy entred March ye 26th 1711 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

Page 106 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
com Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica^ in Queens County in 
ye Hand of Nasaw sendeth greeting Know yea that 
I the abovsd Nehemiah Smith with Elizabeth my wife 
for severall good reasons & causes us and either of us 
thereunto moving but more especially for a valluable 
sum or satisfaction to us in hand paid & done by Jonathan 
Watters of ye same Town Hand and County ye receipt 
whereof we doe hereby acknowlidg and doe owne to be 
therewith contented satisfyed & paid & for ever here- 
after doe exonirat acquit & discharg ye abovsd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs exec" admi" & asignes of & from any 
further claim or demand for any part or parcel thereof 
have given granted covenanted aliened released quit 
claimed enfeofed made over & sould & by these presents 



58 Records of the Town of 

doe acknowledge to have from us our heirs exec^ admi^ 
& asignes given granted alinated released quitt claimed 
enfeofed bargined made over and sold unto ye abovsd 
Jonathan Waters all & singuler my righte title interest 
claim and demand in & unto my west devition of upland 
lying lying westward of ye Towne or otherwise going by 
ye name & title of ye west devition I say that I ye abovsd 
Nehemiah Smith have sold as abovsd unto ye aforesd 
Jonathan Waters his heirs &c. all ye above west devition 
as it was laid out to me the abovsd Nehemiah Smith with 
all timbers trees woods under woods standing or lying 
being upon ye same to have and to hold for ever & ye 
same to be & remain to ye onely proper use benifitt & 
behoof of him ye abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs & 
asignes for ever & ye same shall & will for ever warrant 
& by these presents for ever defend against any former 
sales gifts morgages or any other intanglements what- 
ever with a warante to defend ye same against any in- 
terest property righte claim or demand from me ye 
abovsd Nehemiah & Elizabeth my wife our heirs exec^ 
admi^ and asignes for ever In testamony whereof we 
set to our hands & scales this nineth day of June in ye 
fivth year of their Majs reignes and in ye yeare of our 
Lord Christ 1694 Nehemiah Smith O 

Signed sealed & delivered Elizabeth X Smith O 
in presents of her mark 

Samuel Smith 
Thomas Smith 
Samuel Scidmore 

Jamaica October ye 21 — 1694 

Then appeared before Daniel W^hitehead one of their 
Majs. Justices of ye Peace for Queens County ye above 
named Nehemiah Smith and did acknowlidg ye abovesaid 
deed to be his free act & deed Dan^^ Whitehead 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 59 

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This Indenture made this eleventh day of May in the 
tenth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Wilh'am 
the Third hy ye grace of God King of England Scotland 
Ff ranee & Ireland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand six hundred ninety 
& eight bettweene David Lewis of Jamaica in Queens 
County weaver and Elizabeth his wife of ye one part & 
Jonathan Waters of ye same place weaver of ye other part 
witnesseth that David Lewis & Elizabeth his wife for & 
in consideration of a certain sum of good & lawfull 
mony of New York to them in hand paid by ye sd Jona- 
than Waters at & before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents ye receipt whereof they doe hereby ack- 
nowlidge & themselves & each & every of them to be 
therewith fully satis fyed contented & paid & thereof 
& of every part & parcel thereof they doe for. ever acquit 
& discharg ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs exec" & admi^ 
by these presents have given granted bargined & sold 
enfeofed released & confirmed and doe by these presents 
freely clearly & absolutly give grant bargain & sell 
enfeof release & confirm unto the sd Jonathan Waters 
his heirs & asignes for ever all that a certain dwelling 
house orchard home lot & lot of land adjoyning situat 
lying & being in ye Towne of Jamaica aforesd lat in tenor 
and ocupation of one Alexander Smith late of Jamaica 
aforesd deceased containing fiveteen acrees by ye same 
more or less & bounded by ye high way westward ye 
land of Zachariah Mills northward & east & south by ye 
land of one Samuel Denton and all that ye full moity 
or eaqual half part o*" one five acree lot of medow as it 
was laid out upon ye further east neck within ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesd bounded by ye meadow of Samuel 
Denton east & west by ye medows of Richard Oldfield 
with the priveledgs belonging to ye same with one de- 
vition of land ui)on ye hills together with all & singuler 
mesuages teniments out houses barnes stables orchards 
gardins pasturs arable lands medows fences timber 
trees woods under woods rights privelidgs heriditaments 



60 Records of the Town of 

& apurtinances to ye same belonging or any ways ap- 
pertaing and all ye estate righte title interest posesion 
claime property & demand of them ye sd David Lewis 
& Elizabeth his wife or either of them in & to ye primises 
& in & to every part & parcel thereof to have and to 
hold ye sd dwelling house orchard home lot lot of land 
adjoyning half lot of medow ground & devition of land 
upon ye hills and all other ye above granted primises to 
him ye said Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes forever 
and ye sd David Lewis and Elizabeth his wife for them- 

Page 108 
selves their heyrs exec" and admins, doe hereby covenant 
& agree to & with ye sd Jonathan Waters that he ye sd 
Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes shall & may now & 
at all times for ever hereafter have hold ocupy posess 
& enjoy ye above recited house & orchard lands medows 
with ye apurtinances as his & their free estat of in- 
heritance in fee simple ffree & clearly & freely & clearly 
acquited exonirated discharged of & from all former & 
other gifts grants bargains sales morgages dowrys en- 
tailes judgments executions revertions & revertions re- 
mainder & remainders or other title or incumbrance what- 
soever had made or comited at any time or times before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents as also to war- 
rant & defend ye same against all persons lawfully claim- 
ing ye same by from or under them the said David Lewis 
& Elizabeth his wife their heirs exec^ & admi^ or either 
and likewise to scale & deliver any other or firmer deed 
or conveyence for ye primises as ye sd Jonathan Waters 
shall be advised & procure to be drawn by his and their 
councel learned in ye law In testamony whereof ye 
partys to these presents have hereunto set to their 
hands & affixed their scales the day & yeare first above 
written David X Lewis O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of Elizabeth X Lewis O 

John Everitt her mark 

Andrew Gibb 



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Memorandom that on ye day & yeare within men- 
tioned appeared before Daniel Whitehead Esqr. one of 
His Majs. Justices for ye keeping of ye peace within 
Queens County asigned the within named David Lewis 
& Elizabeth his wife & acknowlidged ye within written 
convayenee to be their ffree & volantary act & deed — 

Test. Daniel Whitehead 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

To all Christian people unto home these presents 
may come or any ways conserne Samuel Bayleys of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Eyland sendeth 
greeting Kno yea that I ye sd Samuel Bayleys with ye 
consent of Hana my wife for difers good reasons us ther- 
unto moving but more especially for a valuable sum of 
currant mony of NewYork to us in hand payed before the 

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insealing and delivery of these presents by Jonathan 
Waters of ye abovsd Towne Eyland and County aforesd 
ye receipt whereof we doe one and acknowlidg ourselves 
to be therewith contented and payed and thereof & there- 
from dow exonirat aquit and discharge ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his ayers exec admi'' of and from any claime or 
depiand for any part or parcel from me my ayers exeC 
admi'' unto ye aforesd Jonathan Waters his heirs exec 
adnii" & asignes a sertain pece of upland lying & being 
in ye bouns of Jamaica aforesd containing seven acres 
be it more or less as tware laid out with an adition 
agoyoning to ye same bounded as followeth north by 
hyway east by William Ludlyes south by ye said Jona- 
than Waters west by by a lot formerly belonging to Joseph 
Smith now in the possession of ye abovsaid Waters 
together with all fencings timber trees woods under woods 
standing lying being or belonging to ye same with all 
rights & priveledg thereunto belonging I ye said Samuel 
Bayleys doe one and acknowlid for to have sold as above 
exprest from me my heirs exeC admi' unto ye said Jona- 
than Waters his heirs exec^ admi'' & asignes with all & 



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every of there appurtinances to have and to hold ye same 
unto ye onely proper use benifit & behoof of him ye said 
Jonathan Waters his heirs exec** admi^ and asignes for 
ever fre & clearly discharged of & from all givfts grants 
morgages or any other intanglement whatever with a 
warrantee for to defend ye same against any person or 
persons laying any just claime thereunto in confirmation 
of ye same we bind our selves our heirs exec^ admi^ by 
seting to our hands and scales this the sevententh day of 
November in ye eleventh yeare of ye rain of William the 
Third and in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred ninety & nine Samll Bayleys O 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Jonathan Whithead 
Benjamin Thuston 

A true coppy entred & compared 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler— 
Page 110 

This Indenture made the twenty sixth day of November 
in ye twelveth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne William 
ye Third by ye grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance 
& Ireland King Defender of ye Faith &c in ye yeare of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred between 
Joseph Smith Juner of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Island yeo" & Mary his wife of ye one part & 
Jonathan Waters of ye same place wever on ye other 
part witnesseth that he ye said Joseph Smith & Mary 
his wife for & in consideration of a valuable sum of good 
lawfull mony of New York to them in hand paid by ye 
sd Jonathan Waters at & before ye ensealing & delivery 
of these ye receipt whereof they doe hereby acknowlidg 
& themselves & each of them to be therewith fully satis- 
fyed contented & paid & thereof & of every part & 
parcel thereof for ever aquit & discharge ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs exe^ & admis by these presents have given 
granted bargained & sold enfeofed released & confirmed 



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& doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutly give 
grant bargain & sell enfeof releas confirm to ye sd Jona- 
than Waters his heirs & asignes for ever all that a cer- 
tain tract peice or parcell of upland saytuate lying & 
being within ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd containing by 
estimation twenty acrees as it was laid out be it more or 
less being buted & bounded on ye north bj'^ a highway to 
Freemans path on ye east by a lot of land formerly in ye 
tenour of Jno. Everit deceased now in ye tenour sd 
Jonathan Waters on ye south by ye land of sd Waters 
& Capt. Whitehead & westward by the land of Thomas 
Smith together with all & singuler the timber trees 
woods fencings pastures arable lands rightes prevelidges 
heriditaments & appurtinances thereunto belonging or 
in any ways appertaining & all ye estate righte title 
interest property posesion claime & demand of them ye 
sd Joseph Smith & Mary his wife & either of them to ye 
primises & every part & parcel thereof to have & to hold 
ye said tract of land & all & other ye above granted 
premises to him the sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & 
asignes to ye «nely proper use benifit & behoof of him ye 
sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes for ever and 
ye sd Joseph Smith & Mary his wife for their selves 
their heirs exec.^ & admi" doe covenant & agree to & with 
ye sd Jonathan Waters that he ye sd Jonathan Waters 
his heirs & asignes shall & may now & at all times forever 
hereafter peacably & quietly ocupy posess & injoy ye 
before recited tract of land with ye appurtinances as his & 
their free estat of inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly 

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aquited & discharged of & from all other & former 
gifts grants bargins sales morgages dowrys entailes 
judgments executions revertion & revertions remainder 
& remainders or any other titles or incumbrances what- 
soever had made or comited at any time or times before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents as also to 
warrant and defend ye same against all persons lawfully 
claiming ye same by from or under them ye sd Joseph 
Smith & Mary his wife or either of them their heirs exec' 



64 Records of the Town of 

& admi' and likewise to seale & deliver any other or firmer 
deed or conveyence for ye primises as ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs or asignes shall be advised & procure to 
be drawne by his or their couneel learned in ye law — In 
testamony whereof ye partys to these presents have set 
their hands & afixed their seales ye day & yeare first 
above writen Joseph Smith Juner O 

Signed sealed & delivered Mary X Smith O . 

in presents of her mark 

John Huberd 
Samuel Smith 

Memorandom that on ye thirteen day of Desember 
in ye yeare above written appeared before me Joseph 
Smith Esqr. one of His Majs. Justices for ye keeping of 
ye peace within Queens County appeared ye above 
named Joseph Smith & Mary his wife and acknowlidged 
ye above writen conveyence to be their free & volintary 
act & deed— Test — Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

This Indenture made the second day of June in ye 
sixth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne 
by ye grace Queene of England Scotland Ffrance & Ire- 
land Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare of our 
blessed Lord & Saviour Jeses Christ one thousand seven 
hundred & seven between Thomas Everet of Jamaica 
in Queens County carpenter of ye one part and Jonathan 
Waters of ye same place weaver of ye other part wit- 
nesseth that ye sd Thomas Everitt for & in considera- 

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tion of a certain sum of good & lawfull mony of New- 
York to him in hand paid by ye sd Jonathan Waters 
at & before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowlidg & him- 
self to be therewith fully satisfyed contented & paid 
& thereof & of every part & parcel thereof he doth 
hereby for ever aquit & discharg ye sd Jonathan Waters 



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his heirs execs & admi" hath granted bargained & sould 
aliened released & confirmed and by these presents du 
fully freely & absolutly grant bargain & sell alien release 
& confirm unto ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes 
for ever all that a certain lot of upland situat lying & 
being over ye bogs within ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd 
bounded north by ye highway east by ye land of one 
William Ludlam south & west by ye land of ye sd Jona- 
than Waters containing seven acres & one half be ye 
same more or less as it is surveyed & laid out by ye 
town surveyers together with all & singuler ye rights 
priveledges heriditaments & appurtinances to ye same 
belonging or any wise appertaining and all ye estat 
right title interest property posesion claim & demand of 
him ye sd Thomas Everitt in & to ye same & in & to 
every part & parcel thereof to have and to hold ye sd 
lot of land with ye appurtinancs to him ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs & asignes to ye onely proper use benifit 
& behoof of him ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes 
for ever and ye sd Thomas Everitt for himself his heirs 
execs, admins. & every of them doth hereby covenant 
promise & grant to & with ye sd Jonathan Waters his 
heirs & asignes shall & may now and at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocupy poses & injoy ye before granted 
lot of land with ye appurtinances as his & their free 
& indevesable estate of inheritance in fee simple free 
& clear & freely & clearly exonirated aquited & discharged 
of & from all former & other gifts grants bargain sales 
morgages do wry s rents taxes judgments executions ex- 
tents revertion & revertions remainder or remainders or 
other title or incumbrances whatsoever had made comited 
or sufered to be done at any time or times before ye en- 
sealing & delivery of these presents as also ye sd granted 
primises with ye appurtinances to ye sd Jonathan Waters 
against all & every other person or persons laAvfully claim- 
ing ye same shall & will warrant & for ever defend by 
these presents and further that ye sd Thomas Everit 



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his heirs execs. & admins, and every of them on ye rea- 
sonable request and at ye proper cost & charges in ye 
law of ye sd. Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes shall 
& will from time to time and at any time within ye term 
of seven years next ensuing ye date hereof do caus sufer 
execute & sufer to be done & executed all & singuler 
such act & acts thing & things device & devices in ye law 
for ye better ashuring and shure making of ye primises 
unto ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes as by 
his & their councel learned in ye law shall reasonably be 
advised directed & made in testamony whereof ye partys 
to these presents have hereunto set their hands and 
afixed their scales ye day & year first above written — 
Sealed & delivered Thomas Everet O 

in presents of 
Martha X Mills 

her mark 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom that on ye first day of September anoq'' 
1708 came befor Joseph Smith Esqr. one of Her Majs. 
Justices for ye keeping within Queens County asigned 
ye within named Thomas Everitt and acknowlidged ye 
within written conveyence to be his free & volintary act 
& deed — Test. Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entred & compared 

pr Zach Mills Cler — 

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of March 
in ye fourteenth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lord William the Third by ye grace of England Scotland 
France & Ireland King Defender of ye Faith &c. & in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& one & two between Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Hand gentleman of ye one part 
and Jonathan Waters of ye same place weaver of ye 
other part witnesseth that ye sd Daniel Whitehead for 



Jamaica, Long Island 67 

& in consideration of a certain valliiable sum of lawful! 
niony of New York to him in hand paid by ye sd Jonathan 
Waters at & before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowlidg 
& himself therewith to be fully satisfy ed contented & paid 

Page IIJ^ 
& thereof and of every part & parcel doth for ever aquit 
& discharg ye sd Waters his heirs exec^ & admi' hath given 
granted bargained & sold enfeofed released & confirmed 
and doth by these presents clearly freely & absolutly 
give grant bargain & sell enfeof release & confirm to ye 
sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes for ever all that 
a certain tract pece or parcel of upland situat lying & 
being within ye bounds of Jamaica aforsd containing by 
estimation sixty acrees be ye same more or less as it was 
laid out being buted & bounded as follows viz on ye 
north by an hollow or lots of Capt. Samuel Carpenter 
Will™ Ludlam &: sd Waters on ye west by land of sd White- 
head comman called Millers Neck on ye south by ye path 
that goes from ye Litle Plaines to ye mill on ye east 
by Freemans path other lots of land of ye above men- 
tioned Carpenter together with all & singuler ye timber 
trees wood under wood lying being or standing thereon 
rights prevelidges & heriditaments & apurtinances there- 
unto belonging or any ways appertaining and all ye estate 
righte title interest posesion claime & demand of him 
ye sd Whithead to ye primises & every part & parcel 
thereof to have and to hold the sd tract of land & all ye 
other above granted primises to him ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs & asignes to ye onely proper use benifit 
& behoof of him the sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & 
asignes for ever and ye sd Daniel Whitehead for himself 
his heirs exec & admi** doth covenant & agree to & with 
ye sd Jonathan Waters that he ye sd Jonathan Waters 
his heirs & asignes shall and may now & at all times 
for ever hereafter peacably and quietly ocupy posess & 
injoy ye before recited tract of land with ye apurtinances 
as his and their free estate of inheritance in fee simple 
freely & clearly aquited & discharged of & from all 



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other & former gifts grants bargains sailes morgages 
do wry s entailes judgments executions revertion & re- 
vertions remainder & remainders or other titles or in- 
cumbrances whatsoever had made or comited at any 
time or times before ye enseahng and delivery of these 
presents as also to warrant & defend ye same agt all 
persons lawfully claiming ye same by from or under ye 
hime ye sd Whitehead his heirs exec^ or admi^ and like- 
wise to scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or con- 
veyence for ye primises as ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs 
or asignes shall be advised & procure to be drawne by 

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his or their councel learned in ye law in testamony 
whereof ye partys to these presents have set to their 
hands & scales ye day & yeare first above written 
Signed sealed & delivered Danll. Whithead O 

in presents of 
Jno. Hubberd 
Grace X Luf 
her mark 

Memorandum on ye seventh day of September in 
ye yeer of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & two 
ye above specified Daniel Whitehead Esqr. appeared 
before me Joseph Smith one of Her Majs Justices for 
keeping the peace within Queens County & acknowlidged 
ye above writen conveyence to be his free and volentary 
act & deed Test Joseph Smith 

A true coppy entred & compared 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler— 

This Indenture made this fiveteenth day of February 
in ye ninth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ire- 
land Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye yeare 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven & ten & betweene 
William Moss of Newtow in Queens County in ye Prov- 



Jamaica, Long Island 69 

ince of New York cordwainer of ye part Jonathan Waters 
of Jamaica in ye Province aforesd yeo" of ye other part 
witnesseth that ye abovsd William Moss for & in con- 
sideration of ye sum of ten jjounds currant mony of New- 
York to him in hand paid befor ye ensealing & delivery 
of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby own 
and doth acknowlidg himself to be therewith satisfyed 
content & paid & thereof & therefrom doth for exonirat 
aquit & discharge ye abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs 
execs & admis & every of them from every part & parcel 
thereof have given granted aliened released enfeofed 
confirmed ashured quited claimed sold & made over 
unto ye abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes for 
ever all that pece parcel or lot of upland in ye bounds of 
Jamaica aforesd containing two acres bounded south by 

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ye fence as it now standeth that is between ye sd Jona- 
than Waters home lot and ye home lot that was formerly 
in ye ocupation of Zachariah Mills now belonging to ye 
sd William Moss and so run northerly eaqual bradth 
front & reare into ye William Moss*" lot with a strait 
line until it shall comprehend ye full & just measur of two 
acrees as aforesd which sd two acres is bounded south 
as aforesd easterly by ye land of Thomas Gaile northerly 
by ye William Moss west upon ye comans or highway 
all which sd land as abov bounded & exprest together 
with all & singuler priveledges apurtinances heridita- 
ments to ye same belonging or any maner of ways aper- 
taining of him ye sd William Moss his heirs to him ye sd 
Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes to have and to hold 
for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye onely propr 
use benifit & behoof of him ye said Joiuithan Waters 
his heirs and asignes shall & may at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold ocupy poses & injoy ye abovsd land 
& primises as his or their owne land of inheritance in fee 
simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants sales morgages dowrys entailes judgments 
executions or extents or any other title or incumbrance 
whatever had made or comited at any time before ye 



70 Records of the Town of 

ensealing and delivery of these presents and ye abovsd 
William Moss doth further promis covenant & agree for 
himself & his heirs that he had at ye time of ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents full power and lawfull 
authority for to sell & despose of ye same in manner & 
form as aforesd and also will warrant and for ever defend 
ye same by these presents against any person or persons 
laying any just claime to ye same and also will seale & 
deliver any other or firmer deed or convayenc for ye 
primises as ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs or asignes 
shall be advised and procure to be drawne by his or 
ther councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next ensuing ye date hereof in testamony whereof ye 
abovsd William Moss hath hereunto set his hand & afixed 
his seale ye day & yeare first above written 
Sealed & delivered William Moss O 

in presents of 
James Bonce 
Zach Mills 

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Jamaica in Queens County ' 

Memorandom that on ye thirty eth day of March 
seventeen hundred & eleven ye within named William 
Moss came personally before me Samuel Bayleys Esqr. 
one of Her Majs. Justices of ye Peace for Queens County 
asigned and acknowlidged that he executed this instru- 
ment freely & volingtarily to ye uses in ye same mentioned 

Samuel Bayleys 

A true coppy entred & compared 

pr Zach Mills 

Cler— 

This Indenture made this sev^enteenth day of March 
in ye fourteenth yeare of ye reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lord William ye Third by ye grace of God of England 
Scotland Ffrance & Ireland King Defender of ye Faith 
&c. and in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand seven 



Jamaica, Long Island 71 

hundred & one two between Samuel Bayleys of Jamaica 
in Queens County yeo" of ye one part and Jonathan Waters 
of ye same place wever of ye other part witnesseth that 
ye sd Samuel Bayleys for & in consideration of a certain 
valuable sum of good & lawfull mony to him sd Bayleys 
in hand paid by sd Waters at & before ye ensealing & 
delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth 
hereby acknowlidg and himself to be therewith fully 
satisfyed contented & paid & thereof & of every part 
& parcel thereof doth for ever aquit & discharg sd Jona- 
than Waters his heirs execs & admis hath given granted 
bargained & sold enfeofed released & confirmed and 
doth by these presents freely clearly & absolutly give 
grant bargain & sel enfeofe release & confirm to ye sd 
Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes for ever all that a 
certain tract pece or parcel of upland situat lying & being 
within ye Ibounds of Jamaica af oresd containg by estima- 
tion seven acres be ye same more or less being buted & 
bounded as follows viz on ye north by ye high way that 
goes to Freemans path on ye west by a lot of land now 
in ye tenoyr of sd Jonathan Waters & on ye south by a 
lot of land now also in ye tenour of sd Jonathan Waters 
& on ye east by a lot of land in ye tenour of William 
Ludlam together with all & singuler ye timber trees 
wood under wood lying being or standing thereon fenc- 
ings pastures aurable lands rights privelidges heridita- 
ments and appurtinances thereunto belonging or in any 

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ways appertaining and all ye estate righte title interest 
posesion claim & demand of him ye sd Samuel Bayley 
to ye primises and every part & parcel thereof to have 
and to hold ye sd tract of land & all & other ye above 
granted primises to him ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs 
& asignes for ever and ye sd Samuel Bayley for himself 
his heirs execs & admi" doth hereb^^ covenant & agree 
to & with ye sd Jonathan Waters that he ye sd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs & asignes shall & may now and at all 
times for ever hereafter peacable & quietly ocupy posess 
& injoy ye before recited tract of land with ye appur- 



72 Records of the Town of 

tinances as his or their free estate of inheritance in fee ! 
simple freely & clearly acquited and discharged of & from 
all other gifts grants bargans sales morgages dowers 
entailes judgments executions revertion & revertions 
remainder & remainders or other titles or incumbrances 
whatever had made or comited at any time or times 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents as also 
to warrant & defend ye same against all person lawfully 
claiming or to claim ye same by from or under him the 
sd Samuel Bayley his heirs execs or admis or claiming 
or to claim ye above granted primises or any part or par- 
cel thereof any maner of ways at any time or times what- 
soever hereafter for ever what person or persons soever 
that dos lawfully claim or shall at any time lawfully 
claime ye same and likewise Jo scale & deliver any other 
or firmer deed or conveyenc for ye primises as ye sd 
Jonathan Waters his heirs or asignes shall be advised & ( 
procure to be drawne by his or their councel learned in j 
ye law further ye sd Bayly doth covenant and agree to 
& with ye sd Jonathan Waters that for ye neglect of ye 
above mentioned & covenanted articles and non-per- 
formance of ye same ye sd Bayly shall pay or cause to be 
paid to sd Jonathan Waters his heirs or asignes ye full 
sum of fifety pounds currant mony of this Province of 
New York to be received in any court as any other debt J 
due by bill whatsoever from him sd Sam^' Bayley his 
heirs or exec' or admi' in testamony whereof ye partys i 
have hereunto set their hands & fixed their scales ye day 
& year first above written Samuel Bayleys O 

Signed sealed & delivered 

in presents of ' 

Jno. Huberd 
Benjamin Thustone A true coppy entred 

pr Zach Mills Cler 

1 
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This Indenture made this twentyeth day of Desember 

in ye ninth yeare of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady 

Ann by ye grace of God over Great Britain France and 



Jamaica, Long Island 73 

Ireland Qiieene Defender of ye Faith &e. and in ye 
yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& ten and betweene Samuel Denton of Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Province of NewYork black- 
smith of ye one part and Jonathan Waters of ye same 
place yeo" of ye other part witnesseth that ye sd Samuel 
Denton for & in consideration of ye sum of thirteen 
pounds corrant mony of NewYork to him in hand paid 
by ye abovsd Jonathan Waters at & before ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby owne & doth acknowlidg himself to be therewith 
satisfyed content & paid and thereof & therefrom doe 
for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovsd Jonathan 
Waters his heirs exec^ & admi'' & every of them from 
everj^ part and parcel thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed confirmed ashured quited claimed sold & made 
over and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant alien enfeof confirm ashure quit claim sell & 
mak over unto ye abovsd Jonathan Waters his heirs & 
asignes for ever all that peice parcel or lot of upland & 
swamp in ye boimds of Jamaica aforesd bounded as 
followeth east by a lane or fence as it now standeth west 
by a brook north by comman land & south by ye land 
Nathaniel Denton all which sd land as above bounded 
and exprest be ye same more or less with all ye trees 
timber trees wood under woods with all ye fencings im- 
provements priveledges appurtinances heriditaments and 
emoliments to same belonging or any maner of ways aper- 
taining of him ye sd Samuel Denton his heirs to him ye 
sd Jonathan Waters his heirs & asignes to have and to 
hold for ever and that ye sd Jonathan Waters his heirs 
& asignes shall & may at all times for ever hereafter 
have hold ocupy posess & injoy ye above recited land 
and primises as his or their owne land of inheritance in 
fee simple freely and clearly discharged of &: from all 
former gifts grants sales morgages do wry s entails judg- 
ments executions or extents or or any other title or in- 
cumbrance whatever had made or comited at any time or 
times befor ye ensealing & delivery of these presents and 



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ye abovsd Samuel Denton for himself & his heirs doth 
hereby covenant promise & agree to & with ye said 

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Jonathan Waters his heirs and asignes that he had at ye 
time of ye ensealing & delivery of these presents full 
power and lawfull authority for to sell & dispose of ye 
same in maner & form as aforesd and also will warrant 
and for ever defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just claime to ye same and also will 
seale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveyence 
for ye primises as ye Jonathan Waters his heirs or asignes 
shall be advised and procure to be drawne as his or their 
councel learned in ye law for ye space of seven years 
next ensuing in testamony whereof ye abovsd Samuel 
Denton hath set to his hand & afixed his seale ye day & 
yeare first above written Samuel Denton O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
John Bowne 
Zach Mills 

Memorandom on ye 21st day of March Anno'^ 1710/11 
appeared ye above mentioned Samuel Denton before 
Samuel Bay leys Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justices for ye 
keepinge of ye peace for Queens County asigned and did 
acknowlidg ye above deed to be his volingtary act & 
deed Samll Bayleys 

A true coppy entred & compared 

pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

April the 7 day 1711 

Then received from Zachariah JVIills late Town Clark 
this book page from one to a hundred and twenty & 
another book paged from one to five hundred and fifty 
two and another book nintj^ seven leaves all Town 
books- — 

Received pr Nehemiah Smith— Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 75 

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Jamaica Aprill the 9 day 1711 

These presents may certefy any whom it may concern 
that we whose names are under writen did at the time 
of laying out ye west devision in ye Township of Jemaica 
aforesd did allow and lay out a way from ye highway 
that leads from New York road southward on ye east- 
ward of New Lots for any person or persons to pass or 
repass with waggins horses catel &c. to ye lots that was 
formerly laid out as well in ye west devistion as other 
devistions betwen ye lot laid out to Daniell Whithead 
in ye devision aforesd and ye old lot of Theadoras Pole- 
hamas and thence to run eastward so far as ye lot is 
Ijayd out to Nathaniel Denton of Jemaica aforesd deseased 
more espeisially for Elder Lucas he hath privegleges 
in severall of ye sd lots easward of ye above mentioned 
hight way as witness our hands this sixth day of Aprill 
Annoq^ 1711 Samuel Smith 

Wait Smith 

A true return intred 

pr Nehemiaii Smith — Cler — 

Jamaica ye 3 of Apprill 1711 

Then laid out to Jonathan Whithead four ackers and 
a halfe of land lying near Heagermans as it will apear 
by marked trees he haveing so much due to him from 
the Town as witness our hands the day and year abovesd 

Samuell Smith 
Wait Smith 

A true return intered by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler 

This Indenture made this thirty day of May in ye 
tenth year of the reigne of our soverrighe Lady Anne 
l^y yf grace of God of Great Britain Ff ranee & Irland 
Queene Defender of the Ffaith &c. and in ye year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & a eleven and 



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betwen William Creed of Jemaica in Queens County in 
ye Province of New York gent of ye one part and Prisila 
Darling widow of Samuell Darling late of Jemaica aforesd 
deceased of the other part witnessth that ye abovesd 
William Creed for & in consideration of ye sum of six 
pounds corrant money of NewYork to him in hand 
paid by ye abovesd Prisilla Darling at & before ye 
ensealing & delivery of these presents the recept whereof 

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he doth hereby own & doth acknowlidge himselfe satis- 
fyed contented & paid and thereof & therefrom doe for 
ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye abovesd Prisilla 
Darling her heirs exec^ & admi'' & every of them from 
every part & parsill thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed ashured qu ted claimed sould & made over 
unto ye abovesd Prisilla Darling her heirs and assigns 
for ever all that a five aceer right of upland in a neck 
called ye hither east neck in the bounds of Jemaica aforesd 
that is to say the right of upland that belongs to five 
aceers of medow in the abovesd hither east neck all which 
sd right of upland as above exsprest be ye same more or 
less with all ye trees timber trees woods under woods 
standing or lying or belonging of him ye abovesd William 
Creed his heirs exc^ or admi^ to her ye sd Prisilla Darling 
her heirs & assigns to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye only proper use benifit & 
behoof e of her ye abovesd Prisilla Darling her heirs 
& assigns shall & may at all times for ever hereafter have 
hold ocupy poses and injoye ye above recited land as 
her or own land of in fee simple and allso will warrant 
& for ever defend ye same against any person or persons 
laying any claim to ye same in testemony whereof ye 
abovesd William Creed hath hereunto set his hand & 
afixd his scale ye day & year first above writen 
Sealed & delivered William Creed O 

in presents of 
Samuell Denton / 
Zach Mills 



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Memorandom on ye 2 day of June Annoq'^ 1711 ye 
within mentioned William Creed appeared before Richard 
Oldfeild Esqr. one of Her Majs. Justese for ye keepin 
of ye peace for Queens County asiged did ackowlidge ye 
writen deed to be his volintary acte and deed 

Richard Oldfeild 
A true coppy entred 

pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

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This Indenture made this sixth day of September 
^Mid in ye eight year of the reign of our soveraigne Lady 
Ann by ye grace of God of Grate Britain Ffrance & Irland 
Queene Defender of the Faith &c. and in ye year of our 
Lord Christ one seven hundred & nine & between Eben- 
ezer Smith of Jemaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Island in ye Province of NewYork cooper and Clement 
his wife of ye one parte and Jeremiah Smith of ye same 
place felt maker of ye other parte witneseth that ye 
abovesd Ebenezer Smith & demons his wife for & in 
consideration of ye sum of sixty pounds corrant money 
of NewYork to them in hand paid by ye abovesd Jeremiah 
Smith at or before ye ensaling and deliverry of these 
presents ye recept whereof they doe hereby own and 
doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharg ye above sd 
Jeremiah Smith his heirs exec^ admi" and every of them 
from every part & parsell thereof have given granted 
aliened enfeofefed ashured quited claimed sold & parcell 
thereof & made over and doe by the presents fully clearly 
& absolutely give grant alien enfeof ashur quit claim 
sell and make over unto ye abovesd Jeremiah Smith his 
heirs execs & asigns for ever that house teniment or 
mesuage in ye Town of Jemaica aforsd & all that pece 
parcell or lot of upland adjoining containing about three 
quaters of an acor be ye same more or less and bounded 
as followeth east by a hight way t^at leads from Jemaica 
aforesd to ye bay side and west by ye land of Zachariah 
Mills and north by the land of John Ludlom & south by 
ye hight way or contry rode & ye land of John Rods all 



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which sd land as above bounded and exsprest exsepting 
a small parcell of land which ye abovesd Ebenezer Smith 
sold to John Carman with all & singular ye house out 
house extentions buildings fencings & improvements 
privelidges & appurtinance to ye same belonging or any 
ways appartaining of them ye sd Ebenezer Smith & 
Clemuns his wife to him ye sd Jeremiah Smith his heirs 
& asigns to have and to hold for ever and ye same to be 
& remain to ye onely proper use benifit & behofe of him 
ye sd Jeremiah Smith his heirs & asigns for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye onely proper use benifit 
& behoofe of him ye sd Jeremiah Smith his heirs & 
asigns as his or thire own land of inheritance in fee simple 
freely & clearly discharged of & from all former gifts 
grants sales morgages dowrys intails judgments execu- 
tions or extents or any other title or incombrance what- 
soever had made or commited at any time or times 
before ye ensealing or delivery of presents and 
als will warrant & for ever defend ye same against 

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any person or persons laying any just claim to ye same 
& allso will scale and deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveience for ye primises as ye sd Jeremiah Smith his 
heirs or asigns shall be advised & procure to be drawn 
by his or their counsell larned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years next insueing in testemj^ whereof ye partes 
first above mentioned hath enterchanably set to their 
hands and afixed their seals ye day and year first above 
written Ebenezer Smith O 

Sealed & delivered Clemons X Smith O 

in presents of her mark 

Joseph Smith 
Zachariah Mills 

Memorand that on ye 8th of November Anno Domi 
1711 appeared before me Richard Olfeild one of Her 
Must^'^ Justisces for keeping of ye peace in Queens County 
asigned the within named Ebenezer Smith and did 



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acknowlege ye within conveyance deed of sale to be 
his own volentary act & deed Richard Olfeild 

A true coppy entred pr 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that I doe by these 
presents give & grant to Wait Smith liberty for to pass 
& repass over my meadow at ye hither east neck to & 
from his meadow ad joying to my meadow for to fech 
hay or other acations untill such time there shall be a 
casway made for that end— Witness my hand this eleventh 
day of May Anno 1708 John Rods 

Nehemiah Smith - his mark 

Zach Mills 

Entred September y 3 day 1711 

pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

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*This is the mark of William Jones is a nick on the 
foreside of each ear entred this twenty-fifth day of 

Desember 1711 

per Nehemiah Smith 

Cler 

To all Christian peopell to home these presents shall 
come W' ait Smith of Jemaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Island yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that I the 
sd Wait Smith for sundry good causes & consideration 
me thereunto moveing but more esspescially my singular 
love & affection to my loveing son Wait Smith who now 
liveth in the abovesd Town & County yeoman have given 
granted alinated enfeofed released & confirmed & doe 
by these presents clearly fully and absolutely give grant 
alinate enfeoft & confirm to him ye sd Wait Smith his 

*This was crossed out in original copy. 



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heirs & asignes for ever the one halfe of that a certain 
track peice or percell of upland seytuate lying & being 
within the bounds of Jemaica aforesd belonging to Spring- 
feild being in ye middell devision be ye same more or 
less even the land which he the sd Wait Smith & my son 
Nathan posseth I give the south half part of it I give to 
my beloved son Wait butted & bounded as followeth 
with ye house he now dwelleth in with orchard & improve- 
ments belonging thereunto bounded west by Freemans 
path & south by John Gall & east by the plain run and 
north by Samuell Higbee land all which track peice 
parsell of upland with all the timber trees wood under 
wood lying being or standing being thereon with all 
improvements thereon made or to be made & all the right 
titell privilidges heriditaments and appurteance there- 
unto belonging or in any ways appertaining and I also 
give grant enfeofe allinate and confirm a certain peic 
of medow lying in the hither neck ye one halfe part of 
it with ye commonage which doth belong unto ye same 
& also ye halfe of a five accor right of upland which lyeth 
within ye neck ye medow being bounded as followeth 
viz east by Joseph Smith and south by the island and 
west by Samuell Smith & John Smith & north by ye 
upland with all the right title property possesion and 
claim and demand of him ye sd Wait Smith ye father 
in & to ye primises in to every part and parcell thereof 
to have and to hold to him ye sd Wait Smith ye son 
his heirs & assignes for ever free from all incombrance 
whatsoever & ye sd Wait Smith ye father shall 
and will forever here after by this deed of givft warrant & 
defend ye same against his heirs exec admis, or any other 

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person or persons laying or claiming any or all of ye 
above granted premises in testemony whereof ye abovesd 
Wait Smith the father hath set to his hand and afixed 
his seal this forth day of Jenewary & in ye eleventh 
year of our sovereigt Lady Anne by ye grace of God of 
Enland Scotland Frace & Irland Quen Defender of the 



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Faith and &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ one 

thousand seven hundred and eleven 

Signed sealed & delivered Wait Smith O 

in presents of 

Nicolas Everit 

Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandoni that on ye forth day of Jenewary 
1711/12 Wait Smith pasonly appeared before me one of 
Her Magisty Justeses for ye keeping of ye peace within 
Queens County and did acknowledge this within written 
deed to be his free and vollantary act and deed — 

Tes Nicolas Everit 

A true coppy of ye originall entred by me this seven 
day of Jenuary in the year 1711/12 by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Jemaica Feb re wary the twenty second 1711 
Laid out to Samuell Denton seven accors of land being 
west of the Town lying near Mr. Creed land on the 
north side of the cuntry rode as will appear by mark 
trees this land being due to the Wooleys from ye Town — 
laid out by us servaiers as wittness our hands by the 
consent of ' Samuell Smith 

Wait Smith 

Intred by me this twenty second day of Febrewary 
1711 pr Nehemiah Smith 

Cler 

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Know all men by these presents that wee John Hanson 
& Wait Smith both of Jemaica in Queens County in 
ye Island of Nasaw have made for us our heirs exc' 
& administrators a firm and absolute exchaing of two 
peices of upland lying and being in ye bounds & limits of 
Jemaica aforesd that is to say that the abovesd John 
Hanson doth give grant & by these presents in way of 



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exchaing make over & confirm unto ye abovesd Wait 
Smith his heirs & asignes a five accors right of land lying 
in the hill devition lying in number fifty one bounded 
as followeth lying east by Increas Carpenter & west by 
Nehemiah Smith Jun. & north by Flushig bound & 
south by a highway or Simon Blunie land all which land 
I make over unto ye abovesd Wait Smith to have & to 
hold forver and in consideration whereof I the abovesd 
Wait Smith doth likewise give grant & by way of ex- 
chaing make over and confirm unto ye abovesd John 
Hanson his heirs and assigns a five accor right of land 
lying in ye hill devition lying in number thirty bounded 
as followeth lying east by John Hanson aforesd & west 
by John Hanson above named & north by Flushings 
bounds & south by John Hanson or hightway all which 
land I make over imto the abovesd John Hanson to have 
and to hold for ever that this is our muluall agreement 
we bind our selfes our heirs by these presents firmly as 
wittnes our hands this eleventh day of Aprill — Annoq — 
1712 John X Hanson 

Signed in presents of his mark 

Nehemiah Smith Wait Smith 

Cler 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
come John Carpenter of Jemaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Island yeeman sendeth greeting Know ye 
that I ye sd John Carpenter for sundry good causes & 
consideration me thereunto moveing but more espeacially 
my singular love & efection to my loveing son Solomon 
Carpenter of ye abovesd Town yeeman have given 
granted alienated enfeofed releastd and confirmed &: by 
these presents do clearly* fully & absolutely give grant 
alinate enfeoff release & confirm to him ye sd Solomon 
Carpenter his heirs & assigns for ever all that a certain 
track peice or percell of upland seytuate lying & being 
within ye bounds of Jemaica aforesd containing by estima- 
tion twenty & six acors be same more or less being buted 
and bounded as followeth \'iz on the north by Hope Rodes 



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land on ye east by Freemans path on the south })y Saniuell 
Carpenter on the west by the mill parth all which tract 
peice or parcell of upland with all the timber trees wood 
under wood lying or standing thereon building fences 
improvements\hereon made or to be made and all the 
right title priviliges heridilements & appurtenance there- 
unto belonging or in any ways appertaining and all 
the right title property possion & claim & denumd of 
him the sd John (\irpenter in to ye premises and 

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in & to every part and parcell thereof to have ancl to 
hold to him ye sd Solomon Cari)enter his heirs & assigns 
to the onely & proper use benefit and behofe of him the 
sd Solomon Carpenter his heirs & assigns for ever free 
from all incomberance whatsoever & the sd John Car- 
penter shall & will for ever by this deed of givft warrant 
& defend ye same against his heirs exec^ & admiir or 
any other person or ])ersons lawfully claiming any or 
all of Ihe above granted i)remises in testemony whereof 
the sd John Carpenter hath set to his hand and afixed 
his seall this eight day of Febrewary and in eight year 
of Her Magisty reign Annoq 1709/ 10 
Signed sealed & delivered John X Carpenter O 

in presents of his mark 

Daniell Bull 
Nehemiaii Smith 

Memorandom that on ye eleventh day of Aprill Annoq 
1712 appeared before me Richard Olfeild one of Her 
Maig. Justeses for ye keeping of ye peace in Queens 
County the within named John Carpenter and did 
acknowlige this within instrument to be his own volin- 
tary act and deed— Tes Richard Olfeild 

A true coppy entred & compared 

Entred by nie this 28 day of Aprill Annoq 1712 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 



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This Indenter made this twelfe day of June in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & tenn 
betwen Obediah Willkings of Jemaica in Queens County 
on ye Island of Nasaw of one partee and Samuell Ketcham 
of New Town in the same County & Island of the other 
parte wittnessth that the said Obediah Willkings for 
the sume of fifteen pounds corant money of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye aforesd Samuell Ketcham be- 
fore the ensaleing and delivery of these presents the resate 
wherof he doth hereby aknowlige himself e to be there- 
with contented and paid and thereof and therefrom and 
of and from every part and parcill thereof doe for ever 
aquit exonerate and discharg the said Samuell Kicham 
his heirs exec^ admin' from any fuder claim or demand 
for any part or parcell thereof have given granted con- 
firmed made over and sould and by vertu of these presents 
doe from me my heirs exec" amin'' give grant confirm 
make over and sell unto ye aforesd Samuell Kicham and 
to his heirs and asigns for ever all that certain peice 
or parsill of land lying within ye Township of Jemaica 
afore said containing estemation ten acors & a halfe 
be the same more or less as it was laid out being bounded 
as followeth north by the sd Ketcham east by common 
land of the Town of Jemaica south by land laid out to 
Nathan Smith & Samuell Higbee west by Samuell 

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Kicham the elder and John Keicham together with 
all and singular the timber trees woods standing lying 
or being upon the same with all other right and priv- 
eliges to the said tenn acors & a halfe of land belonging 
or in any maner of ways appertaining with the rever- 
tion and revertions remainder and remainders thereof 
to have and to hold the sd tenn & a halfe of land as 
above bounded & exsprest unto the sd Samuell Kicham 
his heirs and asigns and to ye onely proper youse benifet 
and behoofe of him the said Samuell Kitcham his heirs 
exec' admins and assigns for ever fre and clearly aquited 
exonirated and discharged from all former incumbrances 
of what naiter or kind soever with a warantee to defend 



Jamaica, Long Island 85 

the same against all persons whatever lawfully claiming 
the same or any part thereof in wittness of which the 
said Obdiah Willkings hath put to his hand and salle 
the daye and year first above written — before saleing is 
entred the wood sd and halfe in three places — 
Sealed and delivered Obediah X Willkings O 

in presents of his mark 

Jonathan Whithead 
Daniell Stevenson 

Upon ye 12 day of June 1710 came before me Jonathan 
Whithead one of Her Mags Justis for the keeping of the 
pece within Queens County the above named Obediah 
Willkings & did acknowlige the enstrument above to be 
his free and volintary act and deed— Tes. 

Jonathan Whitehead Justis 

A true coppy entred and compared this second day 
of May Annoq 1712 by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Jemaica ye 23d 1712 

Laid out to Samuell Denton of Jemaica aforesd blak- 
smith seven acors of land more or less as it is bounded 
by ye surveias of ye town upon ye acount or right of 
Gorg Wooley Thomas Wooley & John Wooley bounded 
north by land laid out to Nathaniell Denton south by 
marked trees east & west by comman land — Layd out 
by us serveias Samuell Smith 

Wait Smith 

« 

Entred this twenty third day of May 1712 

A true return by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twenty six day of May and 
in ye eleventh year of ye reign of our sovereign Lady 



86 Records of the Town of 

Anne by the grace of God of Enland Scotland France & 
Irland Queen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & twelfe 
& betwen WilHam Jones of Jemaica in Quens County & 
in ye Province of New York of ye own partee and Hance 
Bargin of ye same place of ye other partee wittnessth 
that ye abovesd William Jones for and in consideration 
of ye sum of fifteen pounds corrant money of New York 
to him in hand paid by ye abovesd Hance Bargin at or 
before the insealing or delivery of ye presents ye receypt 
thereof he doth hereby own and acknowlegeth himselfe 
to be therewith satisfied contented & paid and thereof 
& therefrom doth for ever exonirate aquited and dis- 
charg ye abovesd Hance Bargin his heirs exec & admins 
all and every of them from every part & parsell thereof 
have given granted enfeoffed releast confirmed ashoure 
quited claimed sould & made over and doe by these 
presents fully clearly and absolutely give grant enfeofe 
releast confirme ashur quit claim sell & make over unto 
ye abovesd Hance Bargin his heirs and asigns for ever all 
that peice or parsell or lott of upland in ye bounds of 
Jemaica aforesaid being in ye hills devision containing 
by estemation five acors & a quarter be ye same more or 
less butted and bounded as followeth viz that is to say 
west by ye land of the abovesd Hance Bargin & east by 
ye land of Ebenezer Smith and north by Flushing bounds 
line & south by John Hance or hight way all which land 
as it is above bounded as exsprest together with all the 
privilges appurtenances heriditements to ye same be- 
longing or any maner of ways appertaining and all right 
title property clame & demaind of him ye sd William 
Jones his heirs exec" admin'' or assigns to him ye sd 
Hance Bargin his heirs & asigns to have and to hold for 
ever & ye same to be and remain to ye onely proper us 
benifitt and behoofe of him ye sd Hance Bargin his heirs 
& asigns for ever and ye abovesd Hance Bargin his heirs 
execs admin- and asigns shall and may at all times for 
ever here after have hold occupy & injoye ye above re- 
cited land and primises as his or thire own land of in- 



Jamaica, Long Island 87 

heritance in fee simple fully and clearly discharged of & 
from all former givft grants morgages seals dowrys ex- 
tents or excecution or any other title or incombrance 
what soever had made or commited at any time or times 
before ye insealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee to defend the same against any person or 
persons laying any just claim to ye same and allso will 

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scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveiance for 
ye primises as the said Hance Bargin his heirs or asigns 
or either of them shall be advised or procured to be drawn 
by his counsill learned in ye law for ye space of seven 
year next insueing afther the date hereof in testamony 
whereof ye abovesd William Jones hath set to his hand 
and affixed his scale the day and above written 
Signed sealed & delivered 

in presents of the sixth line being enter- 

Prisilla X Smith lined the sevententh line be- 

her mark ing enter line all before sealing 

Nehemiah Smith William Jones O 

Memorandom that on ye 25 day of July 1712 appeared 
before me Richard Olfeild one of Her Maggesty Justiss 
for ye keeping of the peace for Quens County the within 
named William Jones & did acknowlige the within in- 
strument to be his own vollintary act and deed 

Tes. Richard Oldfeild 

A true coppy entred & compared this second day of 
August 1712 — pr Neiiemiaii Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that I Samuell Balys 
of Jemaica in Queen County on the Island of Nasaw doe 
own and acknowledg my selfe to be justly indebted unto 
Samuell Smith surveior of the Town of Jemaica and for 
ye youse of the said Town in the just sum of one hundred 
pounds corrant money of New York to be paid unto the 
said Samuell Smith his certain attorney exec^ admin'' 
or assigns for ye youse afore said to the which payment 



88 Records of the Town of 

well and truelj" to be made and done I bind myself my 
heirs exec' admin'' firmly by seting to my hand and seall 
this tweenty second day of June in ye year of our Lord 
Christ 1708 — The condistion of this above obligation is 
such that whereas I have laid out to the said Samuell 
Balis this day seven accors and above of land which is 
in lue of seven acors & above that doth arise from fifteen 
ackers of meadow lying upon Chasmor Island now if it 
doth apear that the said seven acors & halfe of land hath 
bene laid out on the right of the said fifteen acors of mea- 
dow it being to any person or persons whatsoever before 
this date thereupon the said Samuell Balys returning to 
the Town the seven acors & halfe of land this day sur- 
veid the above obligation to be void & of none efect 
otherwise to be in full force and vertue in the law 
Sealled & delivered Samuell Baly O 

in presents of Entered October the 23 — 1712 

JoNA" Whithead by me pr 

Zac*' Mills Nehemiah Smith— Cler — 

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This Indenture made this f oreteenth day of November 
and in ye eleventh year of ye reign of our sovereign 
Lady Ann by ye Grace of God over Enland Scotland 
France & Irland Queen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thosand seven hundred 
and eleven & between Joseph Coe of Jemaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of New York 
of ye one pate and Samuell Chicham of Flushing in 
the County & province abovesd of ye other partee 
wittneseth that ye abovesd Joseph Coe for & in con- 
sideration of the sum of ten pounds & foretenth shillings 
corrant money of New York to him in hand paid by 
the abovesd Samuell Chicham att or before ye in- 
sealling and delivery of these presents ye recept whereof 
he doth hereby own & doth acknowlegd himselfe to be 
therewith satisfyed contented & paid & thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exhonirate aquit & discharg the abovesd 
Samuell Chicham his heirs exec" & admin" all & every of 



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them from every part & parsell thereof have given 
granted enfeofed releast confirmed ashured qiiited claimd 
sould & made over and doe by these presents fully clearly 
& absolutely give grant enfeofe releast confirm asshour 
quit claim sell & make over unto ye abovesd Samuell 
Chicham his heirs and assigns for ever all that peice 
parsill or lot of upland in ye bounds of Jemaica aforesd 
being on the hills containing by estemation seven acors 
by ye same more or less butted and bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say east by Thos. Wooleys & west by ye 
land of Samuell Chicham above named & north by ye line 
parting Flushing & Jemaica and south by ye land of 
John Chicham all which land as above bounded & ex- 
sprest together with all and singular the tree timber 
trees wood under woods standing or lying or belong to ye 
same together with all ye privilidges appurtenances 
heriditaments to ye same belonging or any maner of 
ways appertaining and all ye right title property claim & 
demain of him ye said Joseph Coe his heirs exec^ admins or 
asign to him ye sd Samuell Chicham his & assigns to have 
and to hold for ever & ye same to be & remain to ye 
onely proper use benifit & behoofe of him ye sd Samuell 
Chicham his heirs & asigns for ever & that ye above 
Samuell Chicham his heirs execs admin' or asigns shall 
and may at all times for ever hereafter have hold occupy 
poses and injoy the above recited land & primises as his 
or thir own land of inheritance in fee simple fully & clearly 
discharged of & from all former givfts grants morgages 
intails dowrys extents or executions or any other title or 
incumbrance whatsoever had made or commited at any 

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time or times before ye insealing or delivery of these 
presents with a warrantee to defend the same against 
any person or persons laying any just claim to ye same 
and allso will scale and deliver any other or firmer deed 
or conveiance for ye primises as ye sd Samuell Chicham 
his heirs or asigns or either of them shall be advised or 
procure to be drawn by his councell learned in ye law 
for the space of seven years next insueing after ye date 



90 Records of the Town of 

hereof in testemony whereof the abovesd Joseph Coe hath 

set to his hand afixed his seale ye day & year above 
written — 

Siged sealed & delivred ye second line being inter- 
in presents lined before sealing 
Jeremiah Smith Joseph Coe O 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on ye 25 day of July 1712 appeared 
before me Richard Olfeild one of Her Mag. Justess for 
ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County ye with named 
Joseph Coe and did acknowleg ye within instrument to 
be his^own vollintary act & deed 

Tes. Richard Olfeild 

A true coppy entred of ye origniall deed of seal the 23 
day of October 1712 by me 

per Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this fift day of November In 
the eleventh year of ye reigne of our Sovereign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God over Enland Scotland France 
& Irland Quen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
twelfe and between John Clemans of Flushings in Queens 
County on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of NewYork 
of ye one partee and Joseph liudlom of Jemaica in ye 
County & Province aforesd of ye other partee wittneseth 
that ye, abovesd John Clemuns for & in consideration of 
the sume of thirty pounds corrant mony of NewYork 
to him in hand paid by the above said Joseph Ludlom 
att or before the insealing and delivery of these present 
the recept whereof he doth hereby own & doth acknowl- 
edge himselfe to be therewith satisfied contented & paid 
& therefrom doe for ever exhonerate acquit and discharge 
the abovesd Joseph Ludlom his heirs exec* and admin^ 
all and every of them from every part & parsill thereof 
have given granted enfeofed releast confirmed ashoured 
quited claim sell and make over unto the above said 



Jamaica, Long Island 91 

Joseph Ludlom his heirs & assigns for ever all that peice 
parsell or certain tract of upland seytuate lying & being 

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within the bounds & Township of Flushing aforesd con- 
taining by estimation ten accors be the same more or 
less as it was laid out being & bounded as followeth viz 
on the north by ye land of sd Clemont on ye east by 
land of sd Clement on ye south by the land of sd Ludlom 
on ye west by land of Samuell Smith which lot of land is 
the equall halfe of a tweenty acors lot of land which was 
formerly in ye tenure of Denonis Holdren deceased sd 
Ludlom to have his halfe att the south end of sd twenty 
acors lot which recited & bounded tract of upland with 
all the timber trees wood under wood lying being or 
standing thereon together with all & singular ye priviliges 
heriditaments & appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
in any ways appertaining & all ye esteate right title in- 
trest claim posesion and demand of him the said John 
Clemuns to ye primises or to any parcell thereof or part 
thereof to have and to hold to him the said Joseph Lud- 
lom his heirs & asigns to ye onely & soul proper use benifit 
& behoofe of him the sd Joseph Ludlom his heirs & asigns 
for ever and ye said John Clement for himself e his heirs 
execs admin^ doth covenant & agree to & with the said 
Joseph Ludlom that ye sd Joseph Ludlom his heirs & 
asigns may & shall now & at all times for ever hereafter 
quitely & peaceabley occupy poses & injoj^e the above 
granted primises lot of land & appurtenances as his & 
thire estate of inherritance in fee simple freely & clearly 
acquited and discharged of & from all other former 
givfts grants bargins sails morgages dowrys entails judg- 
ments execution reversion & reversions remainder & re- 
mainders & ye sd John Clement for himselfe his heirs 
exec^ and admin^ doth covenant & agree to & with ye 
sd Joseph Ludlom to warrant & defend all ye above 
recited primises ag* all persons lawfully claiming the 
same by from or under them or any of them or any lawfuU 
claim whatsoever & also further to give any other or 
firmer deed or conveyance for ye same as ye said Joseph 



92 Records of the Town of 

Ludlom his heirs or asigns shall be advised & procure to 
be drawne by his or thire coimsell larned in ye law In 
testemony whereof ye party s have hereunto set their 
hands & fixd thire seales ye day & year first above written 
— being enterline with consent of sd Clement though it 
was after the signing John Clement O 

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Signed sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Ebenezer Smith 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on the 12 day of November 1712 
apeared before John Smith one of Her Mag. Justeses for 
ye keeping of peace within Quens County asigned the 
within named John demons and acknowed the within 
written indenture to be his free & volintary act and deed — 

Tes. John Smith, Jus. 



A true copy entered of the originall deed the first day 
of Desember 1712 by me 

per Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty first day of Febrewary 
and in ye tenth year of ye reign of our sovereignt Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of Enland Scotland France & 
Irland Quens Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eleven or twelfe & between Georg Woolcy Thomas 
Woolcy John Woolcy of Jemaica in Queen County on 
Nasaw Island & in ye Province of New York of ye one 
partee and Samuell Denton of ye same place of ye other 
partee witnesseth that the above sd Gorg Woolcy Thomas 
Woolcy John Woolcy for & in consideration of ye full & 
just sume of nine pounds ten shillings corrant or New York 
to them in hand paid by ye abovesd Samuell Denton att 
or before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye re- 
ceipt whereof they doth hereby own & doth acknowlegd 



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them selfe therewith satisfed contented and paid & 
thereof & therefrom doe for ever exhonirate aquit & 
discharge ye abovesd Samuell Denton his heirs execs 
admins, all and every of them from part and parsell 
thereof have given granted enfeofed releast conhrmd 
ashoured quitted claimd sould & made over & doe by 
these presents fully clearly & absolutely give grant en- 
feofe releast confirm ashour quit claim sell & make over 
unto ye abovesd Samuell Denton his heirs & asigns for 
ever all that peice parsill or lott of upland in ye bounds 
of Jemaica aforesd containing by estemation seven acors 
be ye same more or less butted & bounded as followeth 
that is to say as was laid out by ye surveiers bounded 
south by ye rode that lead down to NewYork or Cuntry 
rode & east by commons land and west by common land 
also and north by common land or Nathaniell Denton 
all which land as it is above bounded & exsprest together 
with all and singular ye trees timber trees wood under 

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woods standing or lying or belonging to ye same together 
with all ye privigledges appurtenances heriditements to 
ye same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining & 
all ye right title property claim & demand of them ye 
said Gorg Woolcy Thomas Woolcy & John Woolcy their 
heirs exec admin" or asigns to him ye sd Samuell Denton 
his heirs & asigns to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye onely proper use benifit and 
behoofe of him ye sd Samuell Denton his heirs and asigns 
for ever and that ye abovesd Samuell Denton his heirs 
exec* admin" or asigns shall & may at all times for ever 
here after have hold occupy poses & injoy ye above 
recited land & premmises as his or thire own land of in- 
heritance in fee simple freely and clearly discharged of 
& from all former givfts grants morgages scales dowrys 
extents or executions or any other title or incombrance 
whatsoever had made or commited att any time or times 
before the insealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just claim to the same and allso will 



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scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or conveiance 
for ye primmises as ye sd Sainiiell Denton his heirs 
or asigns or either of them shall be advised or procured 
to be drawn by his or thire counsell larned in ye law for 
ye space of seven years next insiieing after ye date 
hereof in testemony whereof ye above sd Gorg Woolcy 
Thomas Woolcy & John Woolcy hath set to thire hands 
& affixed thire scales ye day & year above written 
Signed scaled & delivered Gorg Woolcy O 

in presents of Thomas X Woolcy . O 

Wait Smith his mark 

Nehemiah Smith ' John X Woolcy O 

his mark 

Memorandom that on ye 25 day of July 1712 appeared 
before me Richard Olfeild one of Her Maigs Justeses 
for the keeping the peace for Queens County yc with 
named Gorg Woolcy Thomas Woolcy & John Woolcy 
and did acknowlidg the with written instrument to be 
their own vollintary act and deed 

Tes. Richard Olfeild 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred & compared 
this fift day of Desember 1712 by me 

per Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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Know all men by these presents that wee John Car- 
penter & Antony Watters both of Jemaica in Queens 
County in ye Island of Nasaw have made for us oui* 
selfs heirs executors administrators a firm & absolute 
exchaing of two peices of upland lying and being upon 
ye Little Plains in ye bounds of Jemaica aforesd that is 
to say ye above said John Carpenter doth give grant & 
by these presents in way of exchaing make over and 
confirm unto the above sd Antony Watters his heirs 
and asigns tweenty one acors and a halfe right lying 
& being on ye Little Plains being & lying in ye south 
west quatter or squdern as ye town records make mention 



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of this being my proper right to ye above sd Watters to 
have & to hold for ever — and in consideration whereof 
ye abovesd Antony Watters doth Hkewise give grant & 
by way of exchaing make over and confirm unto ye above- 
sd John Carpenter his heirs & asigns twenty one acors 
& a halfe right lying & being on ye Littell Plains being 
& lying in ye north west quater or squdren as the town 
records make mention of this being proper right to ye 
above said Carpenter to have & to hold for ever that this 
is our mutuall agreement wee bind our selfs our heirs by 
these presents firmly as wittness our hands & seals this 
seven day of Jenewary Annoq — 1712 
Signd seald John X Carpenter O 

in presents of his mark 

Samuell Smith 
Nehemiah Smith Antony Wattes O 

This exchaing being enter on ye 22 day of Jenewary 
in ye year 1712 

being enter by me per Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Receifed of Samll. Mills Jun forty shillings I say re- 
ceifed by me Otober 29 — 1710 — Tno. Whitehead 

Receifed of Samuell Mills the sume of seven pounds 
nineteen shillings & six pence itt being upon the of a bond 
of thirty eight pound which was due the first day of 
Janewary 1708 I say reseifed by me August ye 4 — 1710. 

Tho. Whithead 

September ye 14 — 1709 — Reseifed of Samuell Mills 
the sume of twelfe pounds eight shillings it being upon 
the acount of a bond which was due the first of Janewary 
last past I say receifed by me Tho. Whithead — 

July ye 31 — 1710 — Receifed of Samll Mills the sume 
of five pounds it being upon ye account of a bond of 
thirty eight pounds I say receifed by me 

Tho. Whithead — 



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Receifed of Samll Mills the sume of six pounds it 
being upon ye account of a bond for thirty eight pounds 
which due the first day of Janewary last past I say re- 
seifd by me August ye 13 — 1709 — Tho. Whithead 

Janewary ye 13 — of March 1710 — Then recevd of 
Samll Mills ye sume of five pounds ten shillings corrant 
money of New York upon ye account of a bond that I 
was bounds to Christopher Amy for ye sd Samuell Mills 
&c. recvd — Tho. Whithead — 

Recvd of Samuell Mills the sum of one pound & eight 
shillings it being upon ye account of a bond duly recvd — 

Tho. Whithead 

A true coppy entred of these receits by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents 
writting indented shall come Wait Smith of Jemaica in 
Queens County yeoman sendeth greeting in our Lord 
God everlasting Know yee that I the said Wait Smith 
out of ye naturall love & affection which he bare & 
hath toward his son Caleb Smith of ye same place and 
for divers other considerations hereafter specified have 
granted ashured and confirmed unto him ye said Caleb 
Smith his heirs and asigns for ever one eaquall halfe part 
of my tow home lots & halfe part of that land which 
lyeth att ye rear of ye said lots his halfe to ly on ye north 
by ye rode that leads to Hemsted and on ye south bounded 
by my own land on ye east bounded by Nehemiah Gall 
on ye west by ye highway and ye new house that he now 
liveth in and halfe my orchard and halfe my barn and 
halfe my well these I allso give and allso one eaquall 
halfe part of that mj- land which lyeth over ye boges 
with halfe ye timber trees wood fences improvements 
thereunto belonging or any maner appertaining butted 
& bounded as followeth that is to say easterly by Thomas 



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Smith & at ye other sides by a brock that compasseth it 
three sides I ye said Wait Smith doe give and grant unto 
Caleb Smith abovesaid to him his heirs and asigns for 
ever and I allso give grant unto him ye said Caleb a 
certain peice of salt meadow lying in ye hither east neck 
bounded as followeth which lyeth below ye island bounded 
on ye west by Thomas Smith & bounded on ye east by 
ye lot of meadow that formerly Joseph Thustone & 
bounded on ye north by Joseph Smith Nathan Smith 
& south by ye great creek I ye sd Wait Smith doe give 
grant unto him ye said Caleb Smith his heirs and asigns 
for ever and I ye above said Wait Smith doe give unto 
ye said Caleb Smith his heirs and asigns for ever & I 
ye above said Wait Smith doe give unto ye said Caleb 
Smith the one eaqual halfe part of my wheat and rey 
that is now growing upon ye ground he ye said Caleb 
cutting ye halfe of Samuell Mills and stacking ye same 
these ye above specified mesuage tennement lands and 
meadow all which being and lying within ye Township 
of Jemaica these to have and to hold occupy poses and 
injoye for ever unto him ye said Caleb Smith his heirs & 
asigns for ever free from all incombrance what-so-ever 
and I ye said Wait Smith shall and will for ever by this 
deed of givft warrant and defend the same against his 
heirs executors and admins or any other person or persons 
lawfully claiming any or all of ye above granted primises 
in testemony where of ye above sd Wait Smith hath set 
to his hand and affixed his scale this twenty second day of 
Jenewary and in ye twelfe year of Her Maigs reign — 
Anno Dom. 1712 

Signed sealed and delivered — ye eight & eleventh lines 
in presents of being enterlined before signed 

John Carman Wait Smith O 

Nehemiah Smith 

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Memorandom that on ye sixteen day of Febrewary 
1712 appeared before me Samuell Baylis one of her Migs 
Justeses for keeping ye peace in Quens County ye within 



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named Wait Smith and did acknowlege ye within instru- 
ment to be his one vollintary act and deed — 

Samll. Baylis 

A true coppy entered of ye originall — 
Entred the forth day of March 1712 by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of June 
in ye fifth year of ye reign of our sovereigne Lady Anne 
Queen of Enland &c. Defender of the Ffaith &c. between 
WilHam Creed Jun, of Jemaica in Queen County within 
the Province of New York yeoman & Mary his wife of 
ye one part and Samuell Mills of the same place sadler 
on the other part wittnesseth that ye said William Creed 
Jun & Mary his wife for & in consideration of the sume 
of three hundred pounds lawfull money of NewYork 
to the said William Creed in hand paid by the said 
Samuell Mills att or before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents the receipt wherof the said William Creed 
doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & of every part 
thereof doth fully & clearly acquit & discharge the said 
Samuell Mills his executors & administrators by these 
presents have granted bargained sold aliened enfeofed 
& confirmed and by these present for them & thire heirs 
doe fully & absolutely grant bargine sell aliene enfeofe 
& confirm unto the said Samuell Mills his heirs & assigns 
all that certaine tenement messuage house & parsell of 
land situate lying & being within the bounds of the 
Township of Hemsted in Queen County above said att a 
place called Hungerg Harbour 'with said parcell of land 
begins att a white oake stump standing in a cowyard 
neer ye mill pond — easterly to a white oake stump markt 
then northerly to a stake that stand near a black oake 
tree near Hendrick Dewsberrys and thene westerly & 
southerly to the first station as it was laid out & con- 
taining ten accors more or less together with the grist 
mill & fulling mill thereon sictuate & all edifices buildings 
watters streams mill pond waiter courses swamps woods 



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fences rights priviledges easements ways & benefits & 
hereditaments with every their appurtements thereunto 
belonging and also all the easteate right title interest 
use property claim & demand whatsoever of them the 
said William Creed and Mary his wife or either of them 
in & to the primises & every part thereof with the rever- 
tions & revertions remainder & remainders of the said 
to have and to hold the said mesuages tenements & par- 
cell of land & all & singular the primises with the ap- 
purtenances hereby granted unto the said Samuell Mills 
his heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit & behoofe 
of him the said Samuell Mills his heirs & assigns for ever 
and the said William Creed for him selfe his heirs execu- 
tors administrators doth covenant grant promises & 
agree to & with the said the said Samuell Mills his heirs 
& assigns by these presents that he the said William 
Creed his heirs execs — & admins — the said mesuages 

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parcell of land & sigular other the primises hereby 
granted with every thire appurtenances unto him the 
said Samuell Mills his heirs & assigns against him the 
William Creed his heirs & assigns & all other persons 
whatsoever lawfully claiming the same premises or any 
part thereof shall & will warrant & for ever by these 
presents defend in wittness whereof the partys first 
'above named have sett to thire presents indentures have 
interchaingbbly put their hands & scales the day & year 
first above written William Creed O 

Sealed & delivered Mary Creed O 

in presents of 
Zacii Mills 

Ebenezer Smith A true coppy entred by me 

Sam. Clows Nehemiah Smith 

pr Cler — 

This Indenture made this eight day of March and 
ye seventh year of reign of our sovereignt Lady Anne by 
ye grace of God of Enland Scotland Ffrance & Queen 
Defender of the Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord 



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Christ one thousand seven hundred & eight and between 
Samuell Smith & Jemaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Island in the Colony of New York yeo° of ye one part and 
Samuell Mill sadler of ye same place sadler of other part 
wittnesseth that ye above sd Samuell Smith for & in 
consideration of ye sum of five pounds fifteenth shillings 
corrant money of New York to him in hand paid by ye 
above said Samuell Mills at or before ye ensealing & 
delivery of these presents ye recipt whereof he doth 
hereby own & doth acknowledgeth himselfe to be there- 
with satisfyed contented & paid and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirat aquit & discharge ye above 
Samuell Mills his heirs exe^ admin' and every of them 
from every part & parsill therof have given granted 
enfeofe aliend confirmed ashoured quited claimd sould 
& made over unto ye abovesd Samuell Mills his heirs & 
asigns for ever all that peice parcill or lot of upland in 
ye bounds of Jemaica aforesd and bounded as followeth 
that is to say east by John Ludlom land and west by ye 
land that was or did belong to William Carpenter now in 
ye tenour & occupation of John Ludlom afore sd and 
north by comman land and south runing about or be- 
tween three or fore rods into a pond called ye Goose 
Pond to ye bounds between ye Samuell Mills land and 
ye above exsprestd containing about one acors & halfe 
be ye same more or less together with all & sigular ye 
trees timber timber trees wood under woods standing or 
lying being or belonging to ye same with all ye priviliges 
& appurtenances heriditements to ye same belonging with 
all ye easteate right title claime or demand of him ye sd 
Samuell Smith his heirs exec^ or admin^ unto him ye 
sd Samuell Mills his heirs & asigns to to have and to 

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hold for ever and that ye sd Samuell Mills his heirs & 
asigns shall & may att all times for ever hereafter have 
hold occupy poses & in joy all ye above granted primises 
as his or thire owne land of inheritance in fee simple 
fully & clarely discharged of and from all former givfts 
grants scales morgeges dowrys intails judgments execu- 



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tions or extents or any other incomb ranees and allso will 
warrant & for ever defend ye same and allso will sealle 
and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveiance for ye 
primises as ye said Samuell Mills his heirs or asigns shall 
be advised or procure to be drawn by his or thire counsill 
larned in ye law for ye space of seven years next after 
ye date hereof in testemony whereof ye partys above 
mentioned hath set to his hand and afixed his seale ye 
day & year above written Samuell Smith O 

Sealled & delivered 
in presents of 
Ebenezer Smith 
Zach. Mills 

A true coppy entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 



Febrewary ye th23 — 1712 came before me ye within 
named Samuell Smith & acknowleged ye within written 
conveaince to be his vollintary act & deed 

Samll. Baylis Justess of Queens County 

This Indenture this twenty sixth day of Ffebrewary 
and in ye fifth year of Her Majs reigne Annoq 1706/7 
and between Thomas Fluwelling of Hemseatd in Queen 
County in Nawsaw Island in the Province of New York 
yeoman and Hope Carpenter Juner of Jemaica in the in 
ye County & Province aforesd of ye one partee and 
Samuell Mills Juner of Jemaica afore said sadeller of ye 
other partee wittneseth that ye above said Thomas 
Ffluwelling and Hope Carpenter for & in consideration 
of ye sum of fivety pounds corrant money of New York 
to them in hand paid by ye abovesd Samuell Mills at or 
l)efore the ensealling & delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof they doe hereby owne and doe acknowl- 
edge themselfs to be therewith satisfied contented & 
paid & thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate aquit 



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& discharge ye above said Samuell Mills his heirs exec' 
& admin^ all ever of them from every part & parcill 
thereof have given granted aliened enfeofed confirmed 
ashored quited claimd sould & made over & doe by these 
presents fully clearly and absolutely give grant alien 
enfeofe confirm ashoure quit claime sell & make over ye 
above said Samuell Mills his heirs & assigns for ever 
all that a ten & three quatters right of land upon ye 
further east neck and ye right upon ye Littell Plaines 
& boggs and ye right of the commans and undevided that 
doth belong or shall arise from ye right of ten acors & 
three quatters of meadow in ye bounds of Jemaica 
aforesd all which right & parsill as above bounded and 
exsprest together with all & singular ye privilidges and 

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appurtenances to ye same belonging or iri any maner 
of ways appertaining of them ye said Thomas Fluwelling 
and Hope Carpenter thire heirs exec- or admin'' to him 
the said Samuell Mills to have and to hold all ye recited 
primises with appurtenances & every of them to him his 
heirs assigns for ever and ye above Thomas Fluwelling 
and Hope Carpenter doth further covenant promise and 
agree for them selfes and thear hiers to & with ye above 
sd Samuell Mills his heirs exec" & admin^ assigns that he 
or they had at ye time of ye ensealling and delivery of 
these presents full power and lawfull authougty for to 
sell and disspose of ye above sd primises in maner & form 
as afore said fully & clarely discharged of and from 
all former gifts grants sealls morgages dowerys entailles 
extents or executions or any other encombrance what 
ever with a warrantee to defend ye same against any 
person or persons what ever laying any just claime to ye 
same in wittness whereof ye partys first above men- 
tioned hath enterchangablely set to thire hands and 
afixed thire scales ye day and year above written 
Signed sealled and delivered Thomas Fluwelling O 
in presents of Hope Carpenter O 

Ebenezer Smith 
Zach Mills 



Jamaica, Long Island IO3 

March ye 11th 1712 ye within Hope Carpenter apeared 
before me & acknowledge ye within conveiance to be his 
vollintary actt and deed 

Samuell Balys Justes of ye Peace in Queens County 

This being entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
come know yee that I Samuell Clowes of Jemaica in 
Queens County within the Province of New York for 
divers good causes & lawfull considerations him there- 
unto moveing hath remised released & for ever quitt 
claimed & by these presents for him selfe & his heirs 
doth fully clarely & absoluttly release & for ever quitt 
claime unto Samuell Mills of ye same place sadler in his 
full & peacable sarvin & possesion and to his heirs & 
assigns for ever all such right easteate title intrest & 
demand whatsoever as he ye said Samuell Clows had or 
ought to have of in or to a certaine slipe of land in Je- 
maica afore said whereon halfe ye wall of ye west end 
of the house & lento of ye said Samuell Mills now stands 
togerther with ye wall of ye said lento & one halfe of ye 
wall of ye said house & allso one certaine parcell of land 
— Jemaica part of a larger lott of land which ye said 
Samuell Mill lately sould to ye said Samuell Clowes 
begining at one hundred seventy six foot & halfe from 
ye south west corner of ye house of ye said Samuell 
Clowes in ye north street & runing along ye said streett 

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northely thirty three foot then easterly in a range with 
north end of ye said Samuell Mill his barne iforty five 
foot to the first station bounded westerly by ye said 
north street northerly by other land of ye said Samuell 
Clowe easterly & southerly by ye other land of ye Samuell 
Mills by any ways or means whatsoever to have & to 
hold the said lands & primises unto ye said Sanuiell Mills 
his heirs & assigns to ye onely use & be behoofe of ye 
said Samuell Mills his heirs and assigns for ever so that 



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neither he the said Samuell Clows nor any other person 
or persons for him or them shall or will by any way or 
means hereafter have claim & challing or demand any 
esteate right title or intreest of in or to ye primises or 
any or any part or parcell thereof but from all & every 
action right esteat title interest & demand of in or to ye 
primises or any part or parsel thereof they & every of 
them shall shall be uterly excluded and barrd for ever 
by these presents & allso ye said Samuell Clowes & his 
heirs the said lands & primises to ye said Samuell Mills 
his heirs & assigns to his & thire own proper use & uses 
in maner & form afore specified against thire heirs and 
assigns & every of them shall warrant & for ever defend 
by these presents in wittneseth whereof the said Samuell 
Clowes hath hereunto put his hand & scale this thirteen 
Day of March Anno. Dom. 1711 

Sealed & deliverd Samuell Clowes O 

in presents of us 
JoNA" Wiiithead 
Cha. Howell 

Jemaica th 9 Feb re wary 1712 — then ye within named 
Samuell Clowes came personallay before me & acknowed 
that he executed this instruement freely to the uses 
therein mentioned — Samuell Baly — Justes of 

This being entred by me ye Peace in Queens County 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this tweenty sixth day of Feb- 
rewary and in ye fivft year of ye reigne of our sovereignt 
Lady Ann by ye grace of God over England Queen &c. 
and in ye year of our Lord Christ one thosand seven 
hundred and six or seven & between Thomas Fluewelling 
of Hemstead in Queen County on Nasaw Island in ye 
Province of New York yeoman of ye one partee and 
Samuell Mill of Jamaica in ye County and & Province 
afore saderler of ye one part wittnesseth that ye above 



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Thomas Flewelling for and in consideration of ye sume 
of twenty two pounds corrant money of New York to 
him in hand paid by ye above said Samuell Mills at and 
before ye ensealeing and delivery of these presents ye 
recipl whereof he doth hereby own and acknowlige him- 
selfe to be therewith satisfied conteented and paid and 
paid and therewith satisfied contented and paid and 
thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirate aquit and dis- 
charge ye abovesd Samuell Mills his heirs exec^ admins & 
every of them from every part and parsell thereof have 
given granted alien enfeofe confirmd ashourd quited 
claimd sould and make over and doe by these presents 
fully clarelv and absolutely give grant aliend enfeofe 
confirmd ashou asliour (luit claim sell and sell and make 
over unto ve said Sanmell Mills his heirs and assigns 
for ever all that one third part of a ten acors lott of 
meatlow King and l)eing in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd 
being att a neck called ye further east neck being a lot of 
meadow that <lid belong to Robert Ashman late of Ja- 
maica descased nc whole lott of meadow is bounded as 
foUoweth that is to say east by Daniell Smith meadow 
and west by a crek that parts ye said neck froni ye hither 
east neck and south by the bay and north by Joseph 
Olfeild meadow and allso one halfe part of a lott ot up- 
land which said lot of upland containing by estemation 
thirtv acors and bounded as followeth that is to say 
east l>v Foster River or marked trees and west by a high 
way and north and south by John Cokefer land being 
in a devisiou called ye east devision all which third part 
and half part of ye above lots as abovesd be ye same 
more or less with all and sigular ye privihges and ap- 
;rtenance and heriditements to ye same ^^on.^^^^ 
any manner of ways appertaimng wi h all y^ trees tmib^^^ 
trees wood under woods standing or lymg or belonging to 
veTame of him ye sd Thomass Fluewelling his heirs and 
i: C yfsaid Samuell Mills his heirs & a-gn^^^^^^^^^^ 
and to hold for ever and ye same to ^^ jd Remain j^ 
ye onely proper use benifit and behofe of him ye saia 



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Samuell Mills his heirs & assigns for ever and the same 
to occupy poses and injoye ye above recited land and 
premises as his or thire own land of inheritance in fee 
simple fully & clearly discharged of and from all former 
givfts grants morgeges or extents or executions or any 
other title or incumbrance whatsoever with a warrantee 
to defend ye same against any other person or persons 

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whatsoever laying any just claime to ye same in teste- 
mony whereof ye partys first above written or men- 
tioned hath enterchangeabely set thire hands and scales 
ye day and year above written 

Signed sealed and delivered Thomas Fluwelling O 

in presents of 
Ebenezer Smith 
Zach Mills 

Province of NewYork meinod. That the within named 
Thomas Flewwelling did acknowlegd he asigned sealed 
and delivered the within written deed volintary takes 
and acknowlegd this 20d of Febrewarry 17 1*2 before me 

Roberd Mill.\rd 



A true coppy entred by Nehemiah Smith pr Cler. 

This Indenture made this twenty third day of Feb- 
rewary and in ye ninth year of Her Majs reigne and in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thosand seven hundred 
& ten and betwen Samuell Mills of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Province of NewYork yeo" of ye one parte 
and Samuell Mills Jun of the same place sadler of ye 
other part wittneseth that ye abovesd Samuell Mills 
for & in consideration of ye sume of twenty pounds 
corrant mone\^ of NewYork to him in hand paid by ye 
abovesd Samuell Mills Juner att or before the ensealling 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby own and doth acknowledge himselfe to be there- 



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with satisfied contented & paid and thereof & therefrom 
doe for ever exonirate aquit & discharge ye abovesd 
Samuell Mills Juner his heirs exec' admin^ and every of 
them from every part and parsill thereof have given 
granted aliened enfeofed ashured confirmd quited claimd 
sould and made over and doe by these presents freely 
clarly & al)sohitely give grant alien enfeofe confirm ashure 
quit claim sell & make over unto ye sd Samuell Mills 
Juner his heirs and asigns for ever all that peice parcill 
or lott of meadow land in ye bounds of Jamaica afore 
said being att a neck called ye Long Neck containing by 
estemation two acors & a halfe be ye same more or less 
and bounded as followeth east by ye meadow of Burrows 
and west by ye meadow of John Smith south by the crek 
and north by ye island and the west devition that was 
laid out to ye aboNcsd meadow and allso two lotts upon 
ye hills northward of ye abovesd Town ye abovesaid lots 
was laid out to the right of the above said meadow and 
allso all the right of boges plains commons and undevided 
land in ye Township afore said and ye right of land 

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that tlid l)elong to the abovesd meadow in ye above 
Long Neck and ye hill devision that was laid out to ye 
above said meadow all which abovesd meadow lands 
rights as above bounded & exprest with all and singular 
ye grass herbage trees timber trees woods under woods 
standing or lying or belonging to ye with all ye priviledges 
appurtenances to ye same belonging of him ye said 
Samuell Mills Juner his heirs & asigns to have and to 
hold for ever and ye same to be & remaine to ye onely 
proper use benifit & behoofe of him the said Samuell 
Mills Juner his heirs & asigns for ever and that the sd 
Samuell Mills Juner his heirs and asigns shall and may 
att all times for ever hereafter have hold occupy poses 
and injoye ye above recited land & primises as his or their 
own land of inheritance in fee simple and will warrant and 
for ever defend the same against himselfe & his heirs in 



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testemony whereof ye abovesd Samuell Mills hath to 
these presents sett his hand and afixed his seale ye day & 
year first above written Samuell Mill O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in presents of 
John Houghton 
Zach. Mills 

Febrewary ye 23d 1712 came before me the within 
named Samll Mills & acknowledged the within con- 
veaince to be his volintary act and deed 

Samll. Bayles Justiss in Quens County 

A true coppy entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

November ye 18—1660 

At a Town meeting called the Town have given & 
granted unto these five following each of them a house 
lott namely Richard Bratnell Thomas Sadler Samuell 
Mills Nathaniell Coles & Gorge Commons these lots 
ranging east & west, ff routing against or opposite to ye 
side of John Rods his lott onely a hight way parting 
betwixt the lots are laid out by Mr. Coe & Richard Harker 
— Richard Bratnell hath ye first lott lying under ye hills 
being ye most northward Sammuell Mills ye next Thomas 
Sadler next Nathaniell Coles next & Gorge Commons 
ye last or southerly these lotts are to be supplied with 
such a part of meadow as the town can spare out off 
y* which is not devided lying to ye eastward of ye east neck 

I under written doe acknowlege that I have sold & 
made over unto John Hinds all my right in ye Town of 
Jamaica and have receifed full satisfaction wittnesse 
my hand Nathaniell Coles 

Witness 
Daniell Denton 

A true coppy taken out of ye old town book by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler 



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To all Christian people to whome these presents come 
greeting Know ye that I Samuell Denton of Jamaica 
in Queens County on the Island of Nasaw and Province 
of NewYork black smith for & in consideration of a 
certain valuable sume of money to me in hand paid by 
Thomas Gall the receipt of which I doe hereby acknowl- 
edge and myselfe therewith fully satisfied and contented 
and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doe 
exhonorate aquit & discharge Thomas Gall of ye place 
afore mentioned his heirs executors and administrators 
for ever by these presents have given granted bargined 
sold alienated conveyed and confirmed and by these 
presents doe freely fully and absolutely give grant bargon 
sell alien convey and confirm unto ye said Thomas Gall 
his heirs and assigns for ever one certain messuage & 
tract of land situate being & lying by ye Town of Ja- 
maica above said containing about three acors more or 
less bounded on ye west by William Morce his home lott 
and on ye south by Jonathan Watters and on ye east 
joyeing to ye aforesaid Samuell Denton & Nathaniell 
Higbee and on ye north joyeing to Daniell Deanes ten 
acre lot to have and to hold the said granted bargined 
premises with all ye appurtenances priviliges com- 
moditis to ye same belonging or in any wise appertaining 
to him ye said Thomas Gall his heirs & assigns for ever 
to his and their only proper use benefit and behoofe for 
ever and I the said Samuell Denton for me my heirs 
exec^ and admin" do covenant promise & grant to and 
with ye said Thomas Gall his heirs and asigns that before 
the ensealing hereof I am ye soul & lawfull owner of ye 
above bargined premises and am lawfully seized and 
posesed of the same in mine own proper right as a good 
and perfect easteat of inheritance and have in my selfe 
good right full power and lawfull authority to grant bargin 
sell convey and confirm the said bargained premises in 
manner as above said and that ye said Thomas Gall his 
heirs and asigns shall & from time to time & att all times 
for ever hereafter by vertue of these presents lawfully 



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peaceablely and quitly have hold ues occupy posess and 
injoye the said demised & bargained premises with ap- 
purtenances free & clear and freely & clearly acquited 
exhonirated & discharged of and from all & all maner of 
former givfts grants bargains scales leaces morages wills 
intails jointer dowrys judgments executions incum- 
brances whatsoever & troubles whatsoever and I ye said 
Samuell Denton doe further covenant & bind myselfe 
my heirs exec and admin* firmly by these presents to 
warrant and defend the said Thomas Gall his heirs & 
asigns in quit and peaceable possesion of all and singular 
ye said granted primises against any just & lawfull 
claime of any person or persons whatsoever in wittness 
whereof I ye said Samuell Denton have hereunto set ray 
& scale this of ye month called Aprill being ye eight year 
of Her Maigistis reigne Annoque Dom. 1709 
Sealed & delivered . Samuell Denton O 

in presents of 

Jonathan Watters Entred by 

Daniell Deane Neheml\h Smith pr Cler — 

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To all Christian pcopell to whomc these presents shall 
come greeting Know yee that I Daniell Deane of Ja- 
maica in Queen County on the Island of Nasaw and Prov- 
ince of NewYork for & in consideration of ye sume of 
six and thirty pounds of good and corrant money of ye 
Province afore said to me in hand paid before the en- 
sealing and delivery hereof by Thomas Gall of the place 
aforesaid the receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge 
and my selfe therewith fully satisfied and contented and 
thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doe ex- 
honorate acquit and discharg the said Thomas Gall his 
heirs executors and administrators for ever by these 
presents have given granted bargained sould alienated 
conveyed and confirmed one certain messuage and tract 
of land situate lying and being in ye Town of Jamaica on 



Jamaica, Long Island HI 

the Island and County afore said bounded as followeth 
on ye west joyning to the home lotts of Abell Galle and 
Wilhani Mose and on ye south joyning to ye land of the 
afore said Thomas Galle and on the east and joyning to 
Nathaniell Higbee and on the north joyning to ye high 
way unto the said Thomas Gall his heirs and assigns to 
have and to hold for ever the said granted and bargained 
premises with all the appurtenances priviliges and com- 
moditis to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him ye said IMiomas Gall his heirs and assigns for 
ever to his and their only proper use benifit & behoof 
for ever and I ye said Daniell Deane for me my heirs 
executors and administrators doe covenant promiss 
and grant to and with the said Thomas Gall his heirs 
and assigns that before ye insealing hereof I am the true 
sole and lawful! owner of the above bargined ])remises 
and am lawfully seizi'd and possesed of the same in mine 
own pro})er right as a good perfect and absolute essteat 
of iTdieritance and have in myselfe good right full power 
& lawful] authority to grant bargain sell convey and 
coufirme I he said bargained premises in nuiner as above 
said and that ye said Thonuis Galle his heirs and assigns 
sliall and may from time to time and att all times for 
ever hereafter i)y vertue of these presents lawfully 
peaceablejy mikI (|uitly have hold use occupy poses and 
injoye the demised and bargained primises with the ap- 
purtenances free and freely i^ clearly acquited exhonorated 
and discharged of and from all maner of former givfts 
grants bargaines scales leases morguages wills entaills 
joynturcs dowry judgments executions incumbrances 
and lrui)les whatsoever and I the said Daniell Deane 
doe furtiier <()\-eiiant and binde my selfe my heirs exec^ 
& admin^ firmly by these presents to warrant and defend 
the said Thomas (ialle his heirs and assigns in quite and 
peaceable posesion of all and singular ye said granted 
premises against any just and laTS'full claim of any person 
or persons whatsoever in wittness whereof I the Daniell 
Deane have hereunto set my hand and scale this twenty 



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first day of July being the eight year of Hur Majesties 
reigne and in ye year of our Lord one thosand seven 
hundred and eight Daniell Deane O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presents of 
Daniell Thustone 
John Forster 

A true coppy entred by me — 

Nehemiah Smith pr. Cler — 

This Indenture made the seventh day of January 
in the year of our Lord Christ seventeen hundred & thir- 
teen between Jonathan Whithead of Jamaica in Queens 
County on the Island Nasaw in the Province of New- 
York Esq" of the one part and John Woollcy of the same 
place yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that the 
said Jonathan Whithead for & in consideration of the 
sum of fiveteen pounds lawfull money of New York to 
him in hand paid by ye said John Woolcy at and before 
ye sealling and delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof ye said Jonathan Whithead doth hereby acknowl- 
edge and therefrom & from every part thereof doth by 
these presents for ever acquit exonerate & releass the 
said John Woolsey & his heirs exec^ and administrators 
and for other good & lawfull causes and considerations 
him thereunto moveing he the said Jonathan Whithead 
hath given granted bargained sould alien enfeoffed 
asshured & confirm by these presents doth give grant 
bargain sell alien infeofe assure & confirm unto him the 
said John Woolsey and his heirs & assigns for ever all 
that his certain parsell of wood land sittuate lying & 
being at ye south side of the Townshipe of Jamaica above 
said bounded easterly by a high way that lead from the 
Town of Jamaica to the said Whithead mill west by a 
lot of land belonging to him the said John Woolsey being 
equall to it in breath and norththerly & southerly by ye 
other land of him the said Jonathan Whithead contain- 



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ing about six acres more or less with all right priviledges 
hereditaments & appertenance to the same in maner of 
ways belonging or appertaining & all the right title 
property esteat possesion & demand of him the said Jona- 
than Whithead of in & to ye same granted land & prim- 
ises with the appurtenances & the reversions and re- 
mainders thereof to have and to hold the same granted 
parcell of land & primises with ye appurtenances unto 
him the said John Woolsey & his heirs to ye onely use 
benefit & behoofe of him ye said John Woolsey & his 
heirs & assigns for ever and indenture further wittnesseth 
that ye said Jonathan Whithead for & in consideration of 
ye sume of five shillings to him paid by the said John 

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Woolsey hath and by these presents doth give grant 
bargaine & sell unto him ye sd John Woolsey & his heirs 
and assigns for ever the one equall half part of a certaine 
tract of land in Jamaica which ye said Jonathan pur- 
chased from Hope Carpenter & his wife as appears by 
their indented deed date the first day of Aprill seventeen 
hundred and tvvelfe which land is bounded southerly 
by ye said Whithead other land westerly by the high- 
way easterly by a ri\er & northerly by the land of ye 
said Whithead & contains in ye whole about seventy acers 
what — or equall half part is to be cutt of from the south 
side of ye said land to have and to hold the said half part 
of ye said parcell of land to him ye said John Woolsey to 
ye sole use & behoofe of him the said John Woolsey & 
his heirs and assigns provided all ways & it is ye true 
intent and meaning hearof that if ye said Jonathan 
Whitehead or his hears executors admid^ or assigns or 
any of them shall well & truely for ever hear after defend 
ye said John Woolsey & his heirs & assigns in his & their 
quiet and peaceable posestion of ye said first mentioned 
peice of land hereby granted against ye lawfull claime of 
the heirs and assigns of him the said Jonathan and the 
heirs & assigns of Samell Whithead deceased the father 
of the said Jonathan & all other person or persons what- 
soever that then & from thenceforth this present in- 



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denture so far as it relate to ye sd moiety of ye said 
last mentained to be granted parcell of land shall ceas 
and be void anything herein before contained to ye 
contrary hereof notwithstanding & allso allways proveid 
that untill such time as ye said John AVoolsey or his heirs 
or assigns or any of them shall be sued molested excited 
or disturbed in his their or any of their possestion of ye 
said first mentioned granted parcell of land he the said 
Jonathan Whitehead & his heirs & assigns as they might 
have done if these presents had not been made shall & 
lawfully may quietly & peaceablely have hold & enjoy 
the said last mentioned to be granted moiety or equale 
halfe part of ye said seventy acers of land without the 
Jett or interruption of him the said John Woolsey or his 
heirs or assigns or any of them or without any rent to be 
paid or accounts to be given unto him or them or any of 
them for or concerning the same in testimony of all which 
the said parteys to these presents indentures have unto 
put their hands & scales the day & year first above 
written — Jonathan \Vhithead O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presents of 
Samuell Clows 
joell burrought 

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Memorandom that on the forth day of Feburary 
1713 came before me William Hallett Esq^ one of Her 
Majists. Justises of the Peace for Queens County assigned 
the within named Jonathan Whitehead and did acknowl- 
edge th he delivered the within written instrument to be 
his free and volantary actt and deed for the uses that 
there is within mentioned — William Hallett 

A true coppy entred and compared by me 

Xehemiaii Smith Cler — 

This Indenture made this twentieth day of May in 
the year of our Lord Christ sevententh hundred thirteen 
between Samuell Fich & Mary his wife late of Jamaica 



Jamaica, Long Island 115 

in Qucns County on the Island Nasaw but now of Hope- 
well in XewJasey brick layer of ye one part and John 
Woolsey of the same place yeoman of the other part 
wittnesseth that the said Samuell Ficth & Mary his wife 
for & in consideration of ye sum of ffifty seven pounds 
NewYork money to the said Samuell Ficth in hand paid 
att and l)efoiv the executing of these present the receipt 
whereof the said Samuell does hereby own and here- 
from doth by these presents for ever acquit & discharge 
ye said Joliii Woolsey his excutors & administrators hath 
given granted bargained sold aliened enfeofed asshured 
&: coiifinncd ;ind by these j)resents they the said Samuell 
Ficlli \: Mary liis wife doe give grant bargaine sell 
aliene enfeofe assure and confirm unto him the said 
John Woolsey &: his heirs & assigns for ever all that 
certain Iractt of land situate lying & being att Jamaica 
afore said att the south side of the said Town containing 
eight te<'n acres more or less as it is bounded easterly & 
southerly by Jonathan Whithead westerly by John 
Ockey and northerly by Richard Oldfeild and allso all 
that certain parcell of meadow ground sutuate lying 
i)eing at Jamaica aforesaid att a j)lace called Chasmores 
Island bounded easterly by dich or cassway northerly 
by John Ockeys ui)land westerly by John Ockeys meadow 
&: southerly by creek and containe which said tracts of 
lauil &: meadow ground the said Samuell Fitch lately 
purchased from Richard Oldfeild afore mentioned & all 
rights profits privileges ways easements benefits & 
hereditaments to the same tracts of land & meadow ground 
belonging with every their appurtenances and all the 
right title intrest esteate prosision claime & demaind 
of them the saiil Samuell Ficth & Mary his wife of in 
ye same granted tract of land & meadow ground & prim- 
ises with every their appurtenances and the reversions 
and remainders thereof to have and to hold the said 
granted tract of land & parcell of meadow ground & 
primises with the ai)purtenances unto him the said 
John Woolsey and his heirs and assigns to the onely 
use & behoofe of him the said John Woolsey & his heirs 



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& assigns for ever and the said Samuell Ffitch for him- 
selfe his heirs excutors & administrators doth hereby 
covenant promise grant & agree to & with the said John 

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Woolsey and his heirs & assigns in maner & form fol- 
loweth that is say that he the said Samuell Ffitch & 
Mary his wife have or one of them hadd in him or her 
themselfes imedeatly before the executeing of these 
presents a free clear & indeafezible esteate of inheritance 
in fee simple of the said above granted tract of land 
meadow ground & primises with the appurtenances and 
had good right power & lawfull authoughtrity to sell & 
dispose of the same in maner & form aforesaid and that 
the same land & meadow ground & primises is free from 
all maner of incumbrances whatsoever and further that 
he the said Samuell Fitch and his heirs the same above 
granted land & meadow ground & primises with ye ap- 
purtenances unto him the said John Woolsey & his heirs 
and assigns against him the said Samuell Fitch & Mary 
his wife their & either & every of their heirs & assigns and 
against all other person or persons whatsoever lawfully 
claimeing the same or any part parcell or member thereof 
shall & will warrant & for ever by these presents defend 
in testemony whereof these said partyes to these presents 
indenture have to these present indentures interchange- 
ably put their hands & scales the day & year first above 



written Samuell Fitch 





Sealed & delivered Mary X Ffitch 





these word and Mary his her mark 




wife being first interlined 




in ye third line In pres- 




ents of — Hendrick Onderdonck 




Samuell Clows 





Memorandom that this 20 day May 1713 the above 
named Samuell Ffitch and Mary his wife appared per- 
sonably before me & owned that they executed this 
deed freely and the said Mary being privately examined 
by me acknowledged that she did the same voluntarily 



Jamaica, Long Island 117 

without any compulsion from her husband or any other 
person whatsoever— Saml. Baylis— Just— 

A true coppy entree! of ye of the origginal entred 
hy me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the twenty eight day of June in 
the ninth year of the reigne of our soverraignt Lady 
Ann by the grace of God of England Scotland France 
& Irland Queen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & 
ten between Daniell Bull of Jamaica in Queen County 
on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of New York Cooper 
& Mary his wife of the one part & Ebenezer Smith of the 
same Town (^oimty &c. Cooper of the above partes 
wittnesseth that they the said Daniell Bull & Mary 
his wife for &: in consideration of the valuable surae 

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of forty & seven poimds lawfull money of NewYork 
to them in paid by him the said Ebenezer Smith before 
the insealling & delivery these presents the receipt 
whereof they do hearby acknowledg themselfes & each 
of them to be therewith fully satisfied contented & paid 
& thereof & every ])art & parcell thereof do for ever 
accpiit & discharg him the said Ebenezer Smith his 
heirs executors & administrators and by these presents 
have given granted bargained & sould enfeofed released 
& confirmed & by these presents do clearly & freely fully 
absolutely give grant bargin & sell enfeof releas & con- 
firm to him ye said Ebenezer Smith his heirs & assigns 
all that a certain peice or parcell of upland or home lot 
being seytuate lying & being within ye bounds & Town- 
ship of Jamaica aforesaid containing by estemation two 
acrees be it more or less as it was laid out & now lieth 
and is butted & bounded on ye south by land bought 
of Richard Olfeild & Daniell Smith in behalfe of the 
Decenting Society west by land sold by Daniell Dea;i 



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to the Quakers south on the highway & east on ye high- 
way which lot of land with the house thereon together 
with all & singular ye out houses orchards & barns 
gardens arable lands fences rights preveliges appurten- 
ances & hereditements thereunto belonging or in any 
ways apertaining & all ye eastate right title intrest claime 
possesion & demand of them the said Daniell Bull and 
Mary his wife in & to the primises & in & to every part 
or parcell of the same to have and to hold the above 
granted home lot dwelling house & other primises as 
above bounded and exprest to him the said Ebenezer 
Smith his heirs & assigns for ever and they ye said Daniell 
Bull & Mary his wife doe for themselfes their heirs exec' 
administrator promis covenant & agree to & with the 
said Ebenezer Smith that he the said Ebenezer Smith 
his heirs & assigns shall & may now & at all times forever 
hearafter quitl}^ & peasablely occupy poses and injoy 
ye above granted home lot & house with all other the 
above granted primises as his & there indefeasable esteate 
of inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly acquited of 
& from all other and former gifts grants bargins scales 
morgages dowrys entails judgements executions revertion 
& revertions remainder & remainders had made dun 
commited or sufered att any time or times whatsoever 
before the ensealing & delivering these presents & allso 
further to warrant & defend all and every the above 
granted primises against all & every person & persons 
lawfully claiming ye same by from or under them ye 
said Daniell Bull or Mary his wife or either of them their 
or either of there heirs exec^ or admin** or any other 
person or persons lawfully claiming ye primises as he 
the said Ebenezer Smith his heirs & assigns shall be 
advised & procurd to be drawn by his or their counsel 

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larnd in the law within ye space of seven years to come in 
testemony whereof the parties to the primises have set 
to their hands & fixed their scales the day & year first 
above written — 



Jamaica, Long Island 119 

Signed sealed & delivered that there is interhne be- 
in presents of twen line thirty nine & 
Neiiemiaii Smith forty the time wherein he 
Joseph Smith— hath liberty of another 

deed — 

Daniell Bull 
Mary Bull O 

Jamaica Aprill 31d 1714 then came personably before 
me the within named Daniell Bull & Mary his wife 
& did own & acknowledge that they executed the within 
instrument freely & voluntary & ye said Mary being 
priveiately examined said she did the same freely without 
any threat or compulsion from her husband or any 
other person or persons whatsoever 

Anthony Watters 
Justes of ye Peace in Queens County 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler— 

This Indenture made this twenty day of Apprill & 
in the thirteen year of ye reigne of our soverraint Lady 
Anne Queen of GreatBrittain &c. and in the year of our 
Lord Christ seventeen hundred and fourteen and be- 
tween John Ludlom of Jamaica in Queen County on ye 
Island Nasaw & in Province of NewYork of the one 
parte and Hance Bargen & Tunis Bargen of the same place 
of ye other parte wittnesseth that the above said John 
Ludlom for & in consideration of a valuable sume of 
corrant money of NewYork to him in hand paid by ye 
above said Hance Bargen and Tunis Bargen att or before 
ye insealling and delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof he doth hereby own and doth acknowledgeth 
himselfe to be therewith satisfied contented and paid 
and thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonirate aquite 
and discharge the above said Hance Bargen & Tunis 
Bargen there heirs executors administrators all and 
every of them from every part and parsell thereof have 



120 Records of the Town of 

given granted enfeofe released confirmed ashured quitted 
claimd sold and made over and doe by these presents 
fully clearly and absolutely give grant enfeofe release 
confirm asshour quit claim sell and make over unto the 
abovesaid Hance Bargen and Tunis Bargen their heirs 
and assigns for ever all that peice parsill or lot of upland 
in the bounds of Jamaica afore said being in ye hills 

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delivision containing by estemation twelfe acers and a 
halfe by ye same more or less butted & bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say on the west by Nicolas Everitt and 
on ye east by ye land of John Hanson and bounded on 
ye north by the line parting Fflusshinlling & Jamaica 
and bounded south by the land of ye above named 
John Hanson and Nicolas Everrit all which land as it 
is abounded and exprest together with all and singular 
the tree and timber trees with all wood whether standing 
or lying with all fences and improvements to ye same 
belonging or any of way appertaining and the right title 
property claime and demaind of him the said John 
Ludlom his heirs exec^ admins or assigns with ye ap- 
purtenances heriditements to ye same belonging to ye 
said Hance Bargen and Tunis Bargen theire heirs and 
assigns for ever and that ye said Hance Bargen and Tunis 
Bargen there heirs and assigns is to have hold farther and 
the same to be & remaine to ye onely proper use benifit 
and behoofe of them the said Hance Bargen and Tunis 
Bargen there heirs and assigns and that the said above 
said Hance Bargen and Tunis Bargen their heirs exec"" 
administrators or assigns shall and may att all times for 
ever here after have hold occupy poses and injoye the 
above recited land and primises as their own land of in- 
heretance in fee simple freely and clearly discharged of 
and from all former givfts grants morgages scales dowrys 
extents or executions or any other title or incumbrance 
whatsoever had made or commited att any time or times 
before ye ensealling or delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying and just claime to ye same and allso will 



Jamaica, Long Island 121 

scale and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveaince 
for ye primises as the said Hance Bargen or Tunis Bargen 
their heirs or assigns or either of them shall be advised 
or procured to be drawn by their counsill larned in ye 
law in testemony whereof the above said John Ludlom 
hath sett to his hand and aflBxed his seale the day and year 
first above written — John Ludlom O 

Sealled and delivered 
in ye presents of us 
Antony Watters 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on ye day and year within written 
appeared before me Antony Watters on of Her Maigs 
Justes for ye keeping ye peace in Queens County ye 
within named John Ludlom and did acknowledge ye 
within instrument to be his own volintary act and deed 

Antony Watters 

A true coppy entred of ye originall and compared by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

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This Indenture made this tweenty of Apprill and in 
thirteenth year of ye reigne of our soveraignt Lady 
Anne Queen of Great Brittain &c. and in ye year of our 
Lord Christ seventeen hundred and fourteen and between 
John Ludlom of Jamaica in Queen County on the Island 
Nasaw & Province of New York of ye one parte and Tunis 
Bargen of ye same place of ye other partee wittnesseth 
that ye above said John Ludlom for & in consideration 
of ye sume of seventeen pounds & ten shillings corrant 
money lawfull of New York to him in hand paid by ye 
above said Tunis Bargin att or before ye ensealling or 
delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth 
hereby own and acknowledgeth himselfe therewith satis- 
fied contented and paid and thereof and therefrom doe 
forever exonarate acquit and discharge the above said 
Tunis Bargen his heirs exec^ admin^ all and every of them 



122 Records of the Town of 

from every part and pareell thereof have given granted 
enfeofe releast confirmd ashoured qiiited claimed sould 
and made over and doe by these presents fully clearly and 
absolutely give grant enfeofe releass confirm ashour quit 
claim sell and make over unto ye above said Tunis 
Bargen his heirs & assigns for ever all that peice or pareell 
or lott of upland lying in ye bounds and limmitts of 
Jamaica lying & being in ye hill devesition being east- 
ward from ye Town one eaquall halfe part of that land 
which was laid out to John Ludlom & Joseph Ludlom 
the eaquall halfe part of said land is to be att ye north 
end ye eaquall halfe of ye lenght of said devision or lot 
be the same more or less butted and bounded as fol- 
loweth viz that is to say easterly by the land of Simon 
Blume and southerly by the land of the above said Simon 
Blume and westerly by the land of Hance Bargen and on 
the north by ye bound parting Jamaica & Flushing all 
which as it is above bounded and exprest together with 
all ye trees timber trees wood under woods whether 
standing or lying with all and singular the privilidges 
appurtenances heriditements to the same belonging or 
any maner of way appertaining and all ye right title 
property clame and demand of him ye said John Ludlom 
his heirs exec^ admins or assigns to him ye said Tunis 
Bargen his heirs and assigns to have to hold for ever and 
ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper use benifitt 
and behoofe of him the said Tunis Bargen his heirs and 
assigns for ever and that ye above said Tunis Bargen his 
heirs or admins or assigns shall and may att all times for 
ever hereafter have hold occupy poses and injoye ye above 
recited land and primises as his or their own land of 
inheritance in fee simple fully & clearly discharged of and 
from all former givfts grants morgages scales dowry 
extents or executions or any other title or incumbrance 

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whatsoever had made or commited att any time or times 
before ye insealling & delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons layinge just claime to ye same and allso will scale 



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& delivery any other or firmer deed or conveaianee for 
ye primises as ye said Tunis Bargen or his heirs or either 
of them shall be advised or procured to be drawn by his 
or their counsell larned in ye law in testemony whereof 
ye above said John Ludlom hath sett to his hand and 
affixed ye day and year first above written 

ye word his enterline in ye 23 line before sealing 
ye word pounds enterlined before sealling in ye six line 
Sealed and delivered John Ludlom O 

in ye presents of us 
Antony Watters 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom — that on ye day and year within written 
appeared before me Antony Watters one of Her Maig. 
Justes for ye keeping ye peace in Quen County the within 
named John Ludlom and did acknowledge the within 
instrument to be his own volintary act and deed 

Tes. Antony Watters 

A true coppy entred of ye orignall and compared by 
me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this first day of May and in ye 
thirteen year of ye reigne of our soverreignt Lady Anne 
by ye grace of God of Great Brittain &c. and in the of 
our Lord Christ seventeen hundred and fourteen and 
between Joseph Coe with Judah his wife of Jamaica 
in Queens Count\^ on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of 
New York of ye one partee and Yeary Rider of Fflushing 
in ye County afore said of the other partee wittnesseth 
that the above said Joseph Coe and Judah Coe for & in 
consideration of ye sume of two hundred & thirty pounds 
corrant money of ye New York to them in hand paid 
att or before the ensealling & delivery of these presents 
by said Y^eary Rider ye recipt whereof the sd Joseph Coe 
and Judah Coe doe own and acknowledg themselfes to 
be therewith satisfied contented and paid & thereof and 
therefrom doe for ever exonrate acquit & discharge the 
said Y^eary Rider his heirs exec^ admin^ for ever by these 



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presents have given granted bargined sold conveyed 
enfeofed ashoured & confirmd & ye said Joseph & Judah 
Coe doe by these presents give grantt bargin sell convey 
enfeofe ashour confirm unto ye said Yeary Rider his heirs 
& assigns for ever all that a certain dwelling house 
tenementt messuage & parsell of land being in ye Town- 
ship of Jamaica afore said at a place called Springfeild 
bounded east by ye plain rune west by Freemans path 
north by Nathaniell Denton and south by Allburd Rider 
it being in ye midell devision containing by estemation 
forty three acers be the same more or less & allso one 
other lot of upland in ye Township of Jamaica afore 
said containing tweenty acers more or less bounded 
east Freeman path and west by Thomas Gall or highway 
and north by Steven Rider and south by Sanuiell Higbee 
together with all ye rights priveliges advantages heridite- 
ments appurtenances whatsoever to said tract or tracts 
of land with all houseing barns fences orchards timber 
trees woods under woods standing or lying or any maner of 
ways appertaining to ye same to have and to hold all & 
singular the primises before in & by these presents 
granted & conveyed with their & every of their ap- 
purtenances unto the said Yeary Rider his heirs & asigns 
to his and their only proper use benefit & behoofe for 
ever and ye said Joseph and Judah Coe for themselfes 
their heirs exec^ admin" doe covenant promiss & agree 
to & with the said Yeary Rider his heirs & asigns as 
followeth that is to say that they have in themselfes 
at ye time of ye ensealling and delivery of these presents 
good right full power to convey the primises & every 
part thereof in maner and form as above said and that 
ye same shall henceforth and for ever here after remain 
and be to ye said Yeary Rider his heirs and asigns a 
good true perfect esteate of inheritance in fee simple 
and lastly that they ye said Joseph & Judah Coe their 
heirs exec^ admin^ ye above granted house land and 
primises with every of their appurtenances unto the 
said Yeary Rider his heirs & asigns against all people 



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whatsoever lawfully claimeing ye same or any part thereof 
shall & will warrant and forever defend by these presents 
in wittness whereof the Joseph Coe and Judy Coe his 
wife have hereunto set their hands and seales ye day and 
year ffirst above written Joseph Coe O 

Signed sealed & delivered Judah X Coe O 

in presents of her mark 

Sam" Bayles 
Sam" Higbee 



Ye day & year above written ye within named Joseph 
Coe & Judah his wife appeared before me & John Smith 
one of Her Majts Justeses for Queens County assigned 
& did acknowledged ye within conveyance to be their 
volintary act & deed John Smith 

A true enterd by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

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This Indenture made this first day of May & in the 
thirtenth year of the reigne of our soverraign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of Great Brittain &c and in 
ye year of our Lord Christ seventeen hundred & fourteen 
and between Allburd Rider with Margrit his wife of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Island & in ye 
Province of New York of the onn part and Yeary Rider 
of Fflushing in ye county afore said of ye other partee 
wittneseth that ye above said Allburd and Margret 
Rider for & in consideration of the sume of one hundred 
& fifty pounds corrant money of New York to them in 
hand paid at or before ye ensealing & delivery of these 
presents by the said Yeary Rider the receipt whereof 
the sd Allburd & Margret Rider doe own & acknowledge 
themselfes to be therewith satisfied contented & paid 
and thereof and therefrom doe for ever exonirate aquit 
& discharge ye said Yeary Rider his heirs exec' adminis- 



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trators for ever by these presents have given granted 
bargined sould conveyed enfeofed asshoured & confirmed 
& they ye said Allbiird and Margitt Ryder doe by these 
presents give grant bargin sell convey enfeof asshure 
confirm unto the said Yeary Ryder his heirs & assigns for 
ever all that a certain dwelling house tennament messuage 
& parsell of land being in ye Township of Jamaica afore 
said at a place called Springfeild bounded east by ye 
plaine rune west by Freeman path north by Steven 
Ryder south by Samuell Higbee it being in ye middel 
devision containing by estemation forty acers more or 
less together with all the rights privileges advantages 
heridittements appurtenances whatsoever said tract of 
land with all ye houseing barns fences orchards timber 
trees woods under woods standing or h'^ing or any maner 
of ways apertaining to the same to have and to hold all 
& singular ye primises before in and by these presents 
granted & conveyed with their and every of their ap- 
purtenances unto ye said Yeary Rider his heirs & assigns 
to his & their only proper use benifit & behoofe for ever 
and ye said Allburd & Margret Ryder for themselfes 
their heirs executors admin** doe covenant promiss & 
agree to & with ye said Yeary Ryder his heirs & assigns as 
foUoweth that i^ to say that they have in themselfes at 
ye time of ye ensealing & delivery of these presents 
good right full power to convey the primises & every 
part thereof in manner and form as above said & that ye 
same shall hence forth & for ever hear after remaine and 
be to ye said Yeary Ryder his heirs & assigns a good 
true perfect esteat of inheritance in fee simple & lastly 
that they ye said Allburd & Margert Ryder their heirs 
exec" admins, the above granted house land and primises 
with every of their appurtenances unto the said Yeary 
Rider his heirs & assigns against all people whatsoever 

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lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof shall and 
will warrant & for ever defend by these presents in witt- 



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ness whereof ye said Allburd & Margret his wife have 

hereunto sett their hands and seales ye day and year first 

above written Allburd x Ryder O 

Signed sealed & dehvered his mark 

in presents of Margrit X Ryder O 

Samuell Higbee her mark 

Sam'i Bayles 

The day & year above written Allburd Rider and 
Margret his wife appeared before me & acknowledged 
the within written conveyance to be their vollintary 
act & deed — John Smith — Justess of ye Peace 

in Queens County 

A true coppy of ye orriginall entred by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this ninthteen day of Febrewary 
in ye twelfe year of ye reigne of our sovereaint Lady Ann 
Queen of Great Brittain &c. and in ye year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred & thirteen & between 
John Burtoo of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Island and in ye Province of New York of the one part 
& Steven Rider of Flushing in the County & Province 
afore said of ye other partee wittneseth that ye above 
said John Burtoo for & in consideration of ye sume of 
one hundred & sixty five pound corrant money of New- 
York to him in hand paid att & before ye ensealeing and 
delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
one & acknowlege himselfe to be therewith satisfied 
contented & paid and thereof & therefrom doe for ever 
exonirate aquit and dis discharge ye above said Steven 
Rider his heirs exec^ admins, and every of them from 
every part and parsell thereof have given granted en- 
feofed released quited claimed sould and made over and 
doe by these presents fully clearly & absolutely give 
grant enfeofe releas quit claim sell and make over unto 



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the above said Steven Rider his heirs & assigns for ever 
all that a certain peice parsell or lot of upland in ye 
bounds of Jamaica afore in a devision called ye middle 
devision containing by estemation fifty two acers & 
a halfe be ye same more or less & bounded as followeth 
south by ye land of ye above sd Stephen Rider and north 

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by Hezeciah Denton son of Samuell Denton late de- 
ceased east by Freeman parth and west by Thomas Gall 
or hight way all which said land as above bounded & 
exprest together with all privigles appurtenances to ye 
same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining with 
all ye trees timber trees woods under woods standing 
or to ye same of him ye said John Burtoo to him the said 
Stephen Rider his heirs & assigns to have and to hold 
for ever & ye same to be and remain to ye onely proper 
use benifitt & behoofe of him the said Stephen Rider 
his heirs & assigns for ever and that ye said Stephen Rider 
his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold occupy posess and injoye the above 
said land & primises as his or their land of inheritance 
in fee simple freely clearly discharged of & from all 
former givfts grants scales morgeges judgements or 
extents or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever 
had made or commited at any time or times before ye 
ensealling & delivery of these presents & ye sd John 
Burtoo doth for himself e & his heirs further covenant 
& agree to & with ye said Steven Rider his heirs & assigns 
that he or they had at ye time of ye ensealling & delivery 
of these presents full power and lawfull authoughty for 
to sell and disspose ye same in maner & form as afore 
said and allso will warrant & for ever defend ye same 
against any person or persons laying any just claime to 
ye same & allso will scale & delivery any other or firmer 
deed or conveaiance for ye primises as ye sd Stephen 
Rider his heirs or assigns shall be advised & procure to 
be drawn by his or their counsill larned in ve law In 



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testemony where of the above said John Burtoo hath 
sett his hand & affixed seale the day & year first above 
written John Burtoo O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Samll Higbee 
Nathan Smith 

Memorandom on the first day of May Anno Dom 
1714 then John Burtoo apeard before me one of Her 
Majs. Justeses for keeping the peace for Queens County 
and did acknowledge ye within instrument to be his 
vollintary act and deed John Smith Justeses 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed enterd and compared 
by me Nehe™ Smith pr Cler — 

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This Indenture made this twenty first day of May 
& in ye twelfe year of the reigne of our sovereint Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God over Enland Scotland Ffrance 
& Irland Queen Defender of the Faith and in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirteen 
& betwen Obediah Willkings of Hemstead in Queen 
County on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of New York 
with Martha my wife of ye one part and Allburd Rider 
of Jamaica in ye County & Province afore said of ye 
other partee wittnesseth that ye above said Obediah 
Winkings & Martha Willkings for & in consideration 
of ye sume of one hundred & twenty eight pounds cor- 
rant money of NewYork to them in hand paid at & before 
the ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof they doe own & acknowledge themselfes to be 
therewith satisfied contented and paid & thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonirate acquit and discharge the 
above said Allburd Rider his heu-s exec^ admin^ & every 
of them from every part & parsell thereof have given 
granted enfeofed releassed quited claimed sould & 
made over and doe by these presents fully clearly & abso- 



130 Records of the Town of 

liitly give grant enfeofe release quit claime sell & make 
over unto ye above said Allburd Rider his heirs & assigns 
for ever from us our heirs exec^ admins to Allhurd Rider 
his heirs and assigns for ever all that his house messuage 
or tennament in ye bounds of Jamaica afore said together 
with a peice or parsell or lot of upland whereon ye house 
now standeth containing forty acers be ye same more or 
less bounded as followeth that is to say south by ye rood 
of ground that that ye sd Obediah "Willkings sould to 
Benjemain Thirstone and north by Joseph Coe & east 
ye plaine rune and west by Freeman path or high way 
all which land together with all & singular ye rights 
prophits priviliges appurtenances to ye same belonging 
or any maner of ways appertaining together with all the 
trees timber woods under woods with all ye houses barns 
stables fences improvements to him ye said Allburd 
Rider his heirs & assigns to have and to hold for ever & 
ye same to be and remaine to ye only proper use benifit 
St behoofe of him ye said .\llburd Rider shall & may at 
all times for ever hereafter have hold occupy possess 
and injoye ye above recited land and granted primises 

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as his or their own land of inheritance in fee simple fully 
& clearly discharged of & from all former gi^'fts grants 
scales morgages intailes judgments whatsoever had 
made or commited at any times before ye ensealeing & 
deliverA' of this presents with a warrantee to defend ye 
same against any person or persons la^^ng any just 
claime to ye same & allso to scale & deliver any other or 
firmer deed conveaince for ye primises as ye said Allburd 
Rider shall be advised or procure to be d^a■v^^l by his 
counsill lamed in ye law for ye space of seven years next 
after ye date hereof in wittness whereof ye partes above 
said have sett to their hands & fixed their scales ye day & 
year above written 

Signed sealed & dehvered by ye same Obediah Willkixgs 
in presents 
Nicolas Stillwell 
Samll. Higbee 



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• Sealed & delivered by the above said Martha Willkings 
in presents of Obediah Willkings O 

Samll. Higbee Martha X WillkingsO 

Nehemiaii Smith the mark of 

Upon ye 14 day of May 1714 came before me ye above 
named Obediah Willkens & Martha his wife & acknowl- 
edged ye above instrument to be there free & volintary 
act and deed — Jona" Whithead Justis of 

ye* Peace for Queens County 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

This Indenture made this ninthteen day of March 
and in the thirteen year of ye reign of our soverraing 
Lady Anne Quen of Great Brittain &c. and in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & thir- 
teen and betwen William Jones of Jamaica in Queen 
County on Nasaw Island and in ye Province of New- 
York of the one partee and John Mesenger of the same 
place of ye other partee wittnesseth that ye above said 
William Jones for & in consideration of ye sume of three 
pounds corrant money of New York to him in hand paid 
by ye above John Messinger att or before the in^ealling 
or delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby own & doth acknowledge himselfe therewith 
sattisfied contented & paid and thereof and therefrom 
doe forever exonirate acquit & discharg the above said 
John Messinger his heirs exec" & admins all and every of 
them from every part and parsell thereof have given 

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granted enfeofed releast confirmd asshoured quited claimd 
sold & made over and doe by these presents fully clearly 
and absolutely give grant enfeoft releast confirm ashour 
quit claime sell & make over unto ye above said John 
Messinger his heirs & assigns for ever all that a five 
acors right of commonage & undevided land lying and 
being in ye limmits & bounds of Jamaica above said be 



132 Records of the Town of 

ye same more or less with all ye primises thereunto be- 
longing with all ye appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or any manner of ways appertaining with all the right to 
ye same with all & singular to every part thereof with the 
priviglidges appurtenances heriditements to ye same be- 
longing or any maner of ways appertaining & all ye right 
title property claime and demand of him ye said William 
Jones his heirs execs admins or assigns to him the said 
John Messinger his heirs & assigns to have and to hold 
for ever and ye same to be & remain to ye onely proper 
use benifit and behoofe of him ye said John ^Messinger 
his heirs and assigns to have and to hold for ever and 
that the above said John Messinger his heirs exec^ or 
admin** or assigns shall & may att all times for ever 
hereafter have hold occupy poses and injoye ye recited 
land & primises as his or their own land of inheritance 
in fee simple freely & clearly discharged of & from all 
former gifts grants morgages scales dowrys extents or 
executions or any other title or incombrance what- 
soever had made or commited att any times before ye 
ensealling or delivery of these presents with a warrantee 
to defend ye same against any person whatsoever laying 
just claime to ye same & will delivery any other or firmer 
deed or convaeaiance for ye primises above mentioned 
in wittneseth whereof and testemony ye above said 
William Jones hath set to his hand & affixed his scale 
ye day & year above written 

Signed sealed and delivered ye six & eight lines being 
in presents of enterd before sealling 

Thomas X Smith William Jones O 

his mark 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on ye twenty first of May seven- 
teen hundred & fourteen appeared before me Anthony 
Watters one of Her Maigs. Justes for ye keeping ye peace 
in Queens County the within named William Jones & 
did acknowledge ye within instruementt to be his own 
voluntary act & deed Antony Watters 



Jamaica, Long Island 133 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Page 175 
This Indenture made this twenty day of May & in 
ye thirteen year of ye reigne of our soverraint Lady Anne 
Queen of Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ seventeen hundred & fourteen and between John 
Ffosster of Jamaica in Queens County & on ye Island 
of Nasaw & Province of New York of the one part and 
John Messinger of the same place of ye other partee 
wittnesseth that ye above said John Foster for & in 
consideration of a valuable sume of corrant money of 
NewYork to him in hand paid by ye above said John 
Messinger att or before the insealling or delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own & 
acknowledgeth him satisfied contented and paid and 
thereof and therefrom doth exonirate acquit & discharge 
the above said John Messinger his heirs exec« admm« 
all and everv of them from every part & parsell thereof 
have given ' granted enfeofd releast confirmd ashored 
quited claimd sould and made over and doe by these 
presents fullv clearlv & absolutely give grant enfeote 
release confirm asshour quit claim sell and make over 
unto ye above said John Messinger his heirs and assigns 
for ever all that a certain peice or parsell or lot of upland 
Iving and being in ye bounds & limmits of Jamaica atore 
said it being & lying in the hill devision it being a twelfe 
acors and a halfe right which is by estemation as it was 
laid for six acors & a quarter being butted & bounded as 
followeth viz that is to say east by the land of Nicolas 
Everitt and l>ounded westerly by ye land of John Ludlom 
and bounded northerly by the line between Jamaica and 
Fflushings and bounded southerly by the a highway all 
w^ land as it is above bounded and exprest together with 
all ve timber trees wood and under wood whether stand- 
ing^or lying to the same belonging together with all the 
pifviglidge appurtenances heridittemants to the same 
belonging or anv maners of ways appertaining with ye 



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title property claime & demand of him ye said John 
Ffosster his heirs exec^ admin" and assigns his heirs 
exec^ admin^ or assigns to him ye said John Messinger his 
heirs & assigns to have and to hold for ever and ye 
same to be and remain to ye onely proper use benefit 
and behoof of him ye said of him ye said John Messinger 
his heirs & assigns for ever and that ye above John Mes- 
singer his heirs & assigns shall and may att all times for 
ever here after have hold occupy poses and injoye the 
above recited land and primises as his or their own land 
of inheritance in fee simple fully & clearly discharged 
of and from all former gifts grants morgages scales dowrys 
extents or execution or any other title or incumbrance 
whatsoever had made or committed att any time or times 
befi^re the insealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warranttee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying claime to ye same & allso will scale and deliver 

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any other or firmer deed or conveiance for ye primises 
above said in testemony whereof ye above said John 
Ffoster hath sett his hand & affixed his scale ye day & 
and year first above wTitten John Ffosster O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presents of us 
IVIachel Duning 
Benjemain Wiggins 

Memorandoni that on ye day and year within written 
appeared before me Jonathan Whithead one Her Maigs. 
Justeses for ye keeping of ye peace of Queens County ye 
within named John Ffoster and did acknowlegde ye within 
instruement to be his own voluntary act and deed — 

Jona" Whithead — Justes 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd 

by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the fourteenthe day of December 
in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred & thirteen 



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between Abraham Row of Jamaica in Queen County 
baker of the one part and Samuell Mill of Greenwitch 
in the colony of Connecticut sadle maker on the other 
part wittnesseth that the said Abraham Row for & in 
consideration of the sume of two hundred pounds law- 
full money of NewYork to him in hand paid by the said 
Samuell Mills before the executing hereof the receipt 
whereof the said Abraham doth hereby acknowledg & 
therefrom doth by these presents for ever exonerate and 
release the said Samuell Mills & his executors and ad- 
ministrators hath given granted bargened sold aliened 
enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents he the said 
Abraham Row doth give grant bargaine sell alien enfeofe 
assure & confirm unto him the said Samuell Mills & his 
heirs & assigns for ever all these two certaine messuages 
houses tenements & two parcels of land thereunto adja- 
cent in Jamaica the whole containing about one acre 
& a half l)eiiig the same which he the said Abraham bought 
from Daniell Wright & Eliphal his wife by deed indented 
bareing date before the day of the date of these presents 
imediately as thereby there fully and distintly is ex- 
pressed and all the rights ways priviledges heriditaments 
and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise 
appertaining and all the right title intrest claims esteate 

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property possesion and demand of him the said Abraham 
Row in & to the same granted lands & primises with every 
their appurtenances and the revertions & remainders 
thereof to have and to hold the said before mentioned 
granted messuages parcells of land and primises with 
every their appurtenances unto him the said Samuell 
Mills & his heirs & assigns to ye onely use benefit & be- 
hoofe of him the said Samuell Mills heirs & assigns for 
ever and the said Abraham Row for himselfe his heirs 
exec^ & administrators doth hereby covenant promise 
grant & agree to & with the said Samuell Mills & his 
heirs & assigns that he the said Abraham Row and his 



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heirs exec^ & administrators the said above granted 
messuages & two parcells of land & premises with their 
& every of their appurtenances unto him the said Samuel 
Mills and his heirs & assigns against him the said Abraham 
Row and his heirs and assigns & all & every other person 
or persons whatsoever lawfully claimeing the same or 
any part parcell or member thereof by from or under 
him or any of them & will for ever by these presents 
warrant & defend in wittness whereof ye said partys 
have to these presents indentures interchangablely put 
their hands & scales the day & year first above written 
Sealed & delivered Abramham Row O 

in presents of us 
Dan Wright — F. Clowes 

Memorandom that on ye eighteenth day of Janewary 
Anno. Dom. 1713 before Jonathan Whithead one Her 
Maig'^ Justeses of ye peace in Queens County came 
Abraham Row above named & did acknowledge that the 
above deed was executed freely & voluntary — 

JoNAN. Whithead 



A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred in the reggiss- 
ter of Jamaica by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler. 

Received this 19th of March 1711/12 of Samuell 
Mills Junier of Jamaica of Long Island in Queens 
County the full & & just sume of thirty & three pounds 
'and fifteen shillings corrant sillver mony of New York at 
eight shillings per ounce on the account of a bond being 
given by the said Samuell Mills unto Daniell Deane of 
Maidenhead in west NewJersey which bond beare date 
ye first day of May 1710 and was given by ye said Samuell 
Mills unto the said Daniell Dean for money in pay for a 
little island being sold by the said Daniell Dean unto the 
unto the said Samuell Mills which bond is now in the 



Jamaica, Long Island 137 

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hands of Jonathan Dean Senior of the Town Island and 
County afore said all which sume afore mentioned is re- 
ceived by me Daniell Dean O 
Signed sealed & delivered Wittnesseth my hand and 
in presents of us scale ye day & year above 
Will Yard written 
Ebenezer Prout 

LOWRANCE OpDICK 

Entred by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come Wait Smith of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Island yeo" sendeth greeting Know ye that 
I the said Wait Smith for sundry good causes & considera- 
tion me thereunto moveing but more espesally my singular 
love & efection to me loveing daftter Phebee Carpenter 
wife to Joseph Carpenter of Jamaica afore said yeoman 
have given granted alinated enfeofed releasted confirmd 
and doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant alien enfeofe release and confirm to ye said 
Phebee Carpenter her heirs & to their assigns for ever 
all that a certain tract peice parsell or lot of upland m 
ye bounds of Jamaica afore said being in a devision called 
ve hill devision being ye lot that was laid out to Major 
Daniell Whithead late of Jamaica afore said deceased 
lying in number fivety nine be ye same more or less 
and is bounded as followeth viz south by a high way 
north bv Fflushing bounds east & west by ye land of 
Capt John Carpenter all which said land as above 
bounded and exsprest with all the fenceing improve- 
ments thereon being and the priviledges appurtenances 
trees timber trees woods under wood standing or lying 
or belonging to ye same and all the esteat right t.tle 
property claime & demand of him the ^^id Wait Smith 
?o her ye said Phebee Carpenter to have & to hold to 
her heirs assigns that is to say to be & -main to ye 
onely proper use benifit & behoofe of ye above sd Phebee 



138 Recoeds of the Town of 

Carpenter her heirs & assigns for ever and to no other 
person and the above said Wait Smith shall and will for 
ever by these presents warrant & for ever defend ye above 
granted primises against any person or persons laying 
any just claime to ye same in testamony whereof ye above 
said Wait Smith hath set to his hand & afixed his seale 
this first day of Febrewary and in the eight year of the 
reigne of our soverraign Lady Ann by the grace of God 
of Great Brittain France & Irland Queen Defender of ye 
Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand 
seven hundred & nine after one word interline between 
the fifth & sixth line 
Sealed & delivered 

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in presents of six words dasht out by consent of ye 

Nathaniell Denton Wait Smith O 

ZacI' Mills 

Memorandum that on the twenty-first of March 1709 
came before me Sam^' Baylis one of Her Mats. Justeses 
for* ye keeping of ye peace within Queens County 
assigned the within Wait Smith & did acknowledged ye 
within written conveaince to be his free & volantarj' act 
& deed — 

Samuell Baylis — Justes — 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entered by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that wee Joseph Smith 
— Sen. & Nathan Smith and Wait Smith & Caleb Smith 
all of Jamaica in Queen County and Province of New- 
York doe make a mutuall agreement and conserning a 
lott of meadow that was formerly Richard Harker that 
ye sd Joseph Smith is to have ye west side of the said 
lot of meadow as it is devided and ye said Nathan Smith 
and Wait Smith and Caleb Smith is to have the east side 
this agreement all and each of us doe make for us our 
heirs exec^ and assigns for ever as wittneseth our hands 



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and and scales this fourteenth of Jenewary and in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and fourteen 

Joseph Smith (Seal) 

Nathan Smith " 

Wait Smith " 

Caleb Smith " 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

These may sertify whome it may any way consern 
that I Magdehen Smith of Jamaica doe acknowledge 
that my husband William Smith did with my consent 
fully resigne up all his right title and intrest in ye house- 
ing land & acommodations that my husband William 
Smith & my son Joseph Smith bought of Henery Whitney 
unto my son Joseph Smith afore said which ye said Whit- 
ney bought of Richard Marker only the hafe of ye meadow 
in consideration whereof my son Joseph had halfe my 
husband share on ye on the farther east neck as is ex- 
presed upon the records in wittness hereof I have set to 
my hand wittness Magdellen X Smith 

Athony Watters her mark 

John Carpenter 

A true coppy entred by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 
Annod. 1714 

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This Indenture made this fifteen day of May and in 
ye eleventh year of the reigne of our soverreign Lady 
Anne by ye grace of God of Enland Scotland Ffrance 
& Irland Queen Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & 
twelfe and between Wait Smith of Jamaica in Queen 
County on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of NewYork 
of ye one parte & Increase Carpenter of ye same place 
of the other part wittnesseth that ye above said Wait 
Smith for & in consideration of the sume of fifteen pounds 
ten shillings corrant momey of NewYork to him in hand 
paid by ye above said Increase Carpenter at or before 
ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 



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he doth hereby own and acknowledged himselfe to be 
therewith satisfied contented and paid and thereof and 
therefrom doe forever exonirate acquitt & discharg ye 
above said Increase Carpenter his heirs exec« admins all 
and every of them from every part and parsell thereof 
have given granted enfeofed released confirmd ashourd 
quited claimed sold & made over and doe by these pres- 
ents fully clearly & absolutely give grant enfeofe release 
confirm ashoure quit claime sell & make over unto ye 
above said Increas his heirs and assigns for ever all that 
peice prasell or lot of upland in ye bound of Jamaica 
afore said being in ye hill devision containing more or 
less butted and bounded as followeth that is to say ten 
rods in breath at each end with a strait line from one 
end to the other bounded on ye east by the land of ye 
above said Increase Carpenter and on the west by the 
above named Wait Smith & on the north by Flushilling 
Line and on the south by Simon Blume land or high way 
all which land as it is above bounded & exsprest together 
with and singular the trees & timber trees wood and 
under wood whether standing or lying or belonging to the 
same together with all ye privileges appurtenances herid- 
itement to the same belonging or in any maner of ways 
appertaining and all ye right title property clame and 
demand of him the said Wait Smith his heirs exec^ 
admins or assigns to him ye said Increase Carpenter his 
heirs & assigns to have and to hold forever and ye same 
to be and remaine to ye only proper use benifit and 
behoofe of him the said Increase Carpenter his heirs 
& assigns for ever and ye above said Increase Car- 
penter his heirs execs admin^ or assigns shall & may at 
all times for ever here after have hold occupy poses 

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and injoye ye above recited land and primises as his or 
their own land of inheritance in fee simple full & clearly 
discharged of all former grants morgages scales dowrys 
extents or executions or any other title or incumbrance 
whatsoever had made or committed at any time or times 
before ye ensealling or delivery of these presents with a 



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warrantee to defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just clame to ye same and allso will 
seale and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveainance 
for the primises as ye said Increas Carpenter his heirs 
or assigns or either of them shall be advised or procure 
to be drawn by his counsill larned in ye law for ye space 
of seven years next after ye date hereof in testemony 
whereof ye above said Wait Smith hath set to his hand 
& affixed his seale the day & year & year above written — 
Signed seald and delivered Wait Smith O 

in presents of 
Bejamain Wiggins 
Nehemiaii Smith 

Memorandom that on ye three & twenty day of 
October 1710 the within named Wait Smith appeared 
before me Samuell Baylis Eqs. one of Her Majt. Justises 
of ye Peace for Queens County assigned & did acknowledge 
the within instrument to be his free & volantary act 
& did Samuell Baylis 

A true coppy of ye origginall entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

This Indenture made third day of Aprill in ye tenth 
year of ye reigne of our sovereigne Lady Anne by the 
grace of God Queen over Inland Scotland Ffrance & 
Irland Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & twelfe and 
between Ebenezer Smith of Jamaica in Queen County 
& in the Province of New York cooper of ye one partee 
& Increas Carpenter of ye same place yeoman of ye other 
partee witneseth that ye said Ebenezer Smith for & in 
consideration of a certain sum of good & lawfull money 
of New York to him in paid by the said Increas Car- 
penter at or before ye insealling & delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby one & ack- 

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nowledge himself therewith fully satisfied contented 
& paid and thereof & therefrom doth for ever exonirate 



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acquit & & discharge ye said Increase Carpenter his heirs 
exec^ & admins by these presents have given granted 
bargain & sold enfeofe and release & confirmed and doe 
by these presents freely clearly & absolutely give grant 
bargain & sell enfeofe and release & confirm unto the 
said Increase Carpenter his heirs & assigns for ever all 
that a certain peice or percell of upland sittuate lying 
and being within ye bounds of Jamaica being in the 
hill devission containing by estemation five acors & a 
quatter be the same more or less as it was laid out ye 
surveier buted & bounded as followeth that is to say 
east by William Carpenter and west by Wait Smith & 
north by ye line parting Flusshing and Jamaica & south 
by a highway or Simon Blume land all which land as it is 
above bounded & exprest together with all ye singuler 
ye trees timber trees wood under woods standing or 
lying or belonging together with all ye priviliges appurtin- 
ances hereditements to ye same belonging or any maner 
of ways appertaining & all the right title property claim 
& demand of him the said Ebenezer Smith his heirs exec^ 
admin' or assigns to him the said Increas Carpenter his 
heirs & assigns to have and to hold for ever and the 
same to be & remaine to ye onely proper use benifit & 
hoofe of him ye said Increas Carpenter his heirs exec* 
a'dmin or assigns for ever & the said Increas Carpenter 
his heirs & assigns shall & may at all times for ever 
hereafter have hold occupy poses & in joy ye above recited 
land & primises as his or their own land of inheritance 
in fee simple freely discharged of & from all former gifts 
grants morgages scales dowry extents or executions or 
any other title or incombrance whatsoever had made 
or commited at any time or times before ye ensealing or 
delivery of these presents with a warrantee to defend 
the same against any person or laying claime to ye same 
and allso will scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or 
conveiance for ye primises as ye said Increase Carpenter 
his heirs or assigns or either of them shall be advised or 
procured to be drawn by his or their councell larnd in the 
law for ye space of seven years next insueing the date 



Jamaica, Long Island 143 

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hereof in testemony whereof the above said Ebenezer 
Smith has set to his hand & afixd his seale ye day & year 
first above written — 

Signed sealed & deHvered Ebenezer Smith O 

in ye presents of 
Wait Smith 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on the eleven day of Apprill 
Anno 1712 appeared before nie Richard Oldfeild one of 
Her Mag. Justese for ye keeping of the peace of Queens 
County ye within named Ebenezer Smith and did ac- 
knowledge this within instruement to be his own volin- 
tary act & deed Tes. Richard Oldfeild 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

This being ye mark of John Burtoo a crop on the near 
ear & a happeny on the foreside of the off ear and a 
nick on the under side of ye same this being entred by 
me Nehe"" Smith — Cler — 

This being the mark of John Gall which is a hole in 
each ear and a slit in ye top of right ear this being entred 
by me Nehemiah Smith— Cler — 

This Indenture made the first of March in ye year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fourteen between 
George Muish & Joseph Smith both of Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Collony of New York gent on 
the one part & Samuell Denton of Jamaica afore said 
black smith of ye other part wittnesseth that ye said 
Gorge Muish & Joseph Smith for & in consideration of 
the sums of thirty eight pounds lawfull money of New- 
York aforesd to them the hand paid before ye executing 
of these presents by the said Samuell Denton the receipt 
whereof they doe & acknowledge and thereof and of 



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every part thereof doe forever by these presents acquitt 
and discharge the said Samuell Denton his heirs exec^ 
& admin^ have granted bargained sold aliened conveyed 
asured & confirmed they the said Gorge Muish & Joseph 
Smith doe by these presents grant bargain sell alien con- 
veyed assured and confirm unto the said Samuell Den- 
ton and to his heirs & asigns forever a certain messuage 

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tenement dwelling house & land scituate lying & being 
in ye Town of Jamaica afore said bounded north on 
John Ludlom east party by land of Jeremiah Smith & 
partly by land of John Rodes south fronting on the main 
street and said land of said John Rodes west by land of 
Samuell Smith containing about an acre more or less 
as contained in the sd bounds together with all the 
building houses & edifices commodities advantages 
heredettaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or in any ways appertaining and ye reversions & re- 
mainders rents imers & profits of ye same to have and 
to hold the said above mentioned granted and bargained 
mesuage tenement dwelling house and land & primises 
with every of there appurtenances unto the said Samuell 
Denton his heirs & assigns to his & their proper and 
only use & behoofe for ever and the said Gorge Muish 
and Joseph Smith doe for themselfes their heirs exec^ 
and admin^ covenant promise grant and agree to & with 
the said Samuell Denton his heirs & asigns in ye follow- 
ing maner & form that is to say that the said Gorge 
Muish & Joseph Smith at the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents had in themselfes good right & full power 
to alienate & convey the above mentioned premises 
with the appurtenances in manner & form as above and 
allso that the same and every part thereof is free & clear 
from any incombrance and trouble whatsoever and 
lastly the said bargained tenement house land and 
primises with every of their appurtenances unto ye said 
Samuell Denton his heirs exec" & admins and assigns 
against ye said Gorge Muish & Joseph Smith their either 
and every of their heirs exec" & admins & assigns and 



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against all person or persons lawfully claiming the same 

shall and will warrant and forever by these presents 

defend in testemony whereof ye said Gorge Muish 

and Joseph Smith have hereunto set their hand & seale 

ye day & year first above written 

Sealed and delivered Gorge Muisii O 

in ye presents of us J. Smith O 

four words vis his heirs 

& assigns first interlined 

Ebenezer Smith 

C. Dean — Jun. 

Memorandam that on ye within date the within named 
Gorge Muish & Joseph Smith came before me and did 
acknowledge that they did execute ye within deed 
freely & vollintarily Jon* Whithead 

This deed being entered by me 

Nehemi^ Smith 

pr. Cler 

A true coppy 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come greeting Know ye Thomas Smith of Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Province of New York yeo" as well 
for & in consideration of the sum of tweenty pounds 
corrant money of NewYork as for divers causes & con- 
siderations him thereunto moveing hath remised released 
and for ever quit claime and make over and by these 
presents for himselfe & his heirs exec^ & admins doth 
fully clearly and absolutly remise release quit claime 
& make over unto John Smith Juner of ye same weaver 
in his peasable posesion & tennure being and to his heirs 
& assigns for ever all such rights title intrest property 
esteate & demand whatsoever as he ye said Thomas 
Smith had or ought to have of his & to all that lot of 
land in ye bounds afore said being in a neck commonly 
called the boggy neck containing by esstemation ten 
acors be ye same more or less and boimded as followeth 



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north by a highway east ye land of Jonathan Watters 
west by a lot of land formerly in ye tennure of ye above 
said John Smith now in the possesion of ye above said 
Thomas Smith and south by a swamp all which said 
lot of land as above bounded and exprest with all and 
singuler ye fence improvements privilidges appurtenances 
heredetaments & emoliments to have and to hold to him 
ye said John Smith his heirs and assigns for ever so that 
nither ye said Thomas Smith or his heirs exec^ and 
admins or any other person or persons whatsoever by 
from or under him ye said Thomas Smith his heirs or 
assigns shall or will by any means whatsoever after 
this date shall have claime challeng or demand any 
part or percell thereof but from all & every action right 
esteate or demand of in and to the primises to any part 
or percell thereof they and every of them shall be utterly 
excluded and debared by these presents in wittness 
whereof ye above said Thomas Smith hath to these 
presents set his hand and affixed his scale this fifth day 
of Apprill in ye tenth year of Her Majs. reigne and in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& eleven Thomas X Smith O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in ye presents of 

Memorandom that on ye forth day of May 1716 
appeared before me Anthony Watters one of His Majs. 
Jussteses for ye keeping ye peace for Queens County ye 
within named Thomas Smith and did acknowledge ye 
within instruement to be his own vollintary act and 
deed An. Watters 

This deed being entred by me 

A true coppy Nehe. Smith pr. Cler — 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come Thomas Smith eldest sone & heir to Thomas Smith 
late of Jamaica in Queens County in the Colloney of 



Jamaica, Long Island 147 

NewYork deceased sendeth greeting in our Lord God 
everlasting Know yee that ye said Thomas Smith for 
divers good causes and considerations him thereunto 
moveing hath remised released & for ever quitt claimed 
and by these presents for himselfe and his heirs doth 
fully clearly and absolutly remise release and for ever 
quitt claime unto John Smith of Jamaica afore said weaver 
in his full & peacable posesion and resine and to his heirs 
& assigns for ever all such right esteate title intrest and 
demand whatsoever as he the said Thomas Smith had 
in ought to have of in or to the full moitie or equall halfe 
part of a certain ffive acors lott of meadow ground 
scituate lying & being upon the fure east neck within 
ye bounds of Jamaica afore said bounded west by ye 
said Thomas Smith north by John Hanson east by Benja- 
min Smith and south by the bay or sound and all that 
a certain peice of meadow ground lying on ye heither 
east neck with ye bound of the said Town of Jamaica 
bounded west by a ditch north by ye upland east by 
Wait Smith and south by another ditch by any ways or 
means whatsoever to have and to hold all ye before 
mentioned peices of meadow ground with the appur- 
tenances unto ye said John Smith his heirs and assigns 
to ye only use & behoofe of ye said John Smith his heirs 
and assigns for ever so that neither he the said Thomas 
Smith nor his heirs nor any other person or persons for 
him or them or in his or their names or in the name 
right or stead of any of them shall or will by any ways or 
means hereafter have claime challenge or demand any 
esteate right title or intrest of in or to the primises or 
any part or percell thereof but from all & every action 
right essteate title intrest and demand of in or the 
primises or any part or parcel] thereof they and every of 
them shall be utterly excluded & debarred for ever by 
these presents and allsoo the said Thomas Smith and his 
heirs the said peices of meadow ground as before bounded 
with the appurtenances to the said John Smith his heirs 
& assigns to his and their owne proper use & uses in 
manner and form afore specified against his heirs & assigns 



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& every of them shall warrant and for ever defend by 
these presents in wittness whereof ye said Thomas Smith 
hath hereunto sett his hand & affixed his seale the ffive 
and tweentyeth day of May in ye eight year of the reigne 
of our soveraign Lady Anne by ye grace of God Queen 
of Great Brittain France and Irland Defender of ye 

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Faith &c. Annoq Dom. 1709 Thomas X Smith O 
Sealed & delivered his mark 

in ye presents of 
Thomas X Gall 

his mark 
Andrew Gibb 

Memorandom that on ye forth of May 1716 appeared 
before me Anthony Watters one of His Maigs Justese 
for ye keeping ye peace within Queens County ye within 
named Thomas Smith and did acknowledge the within 
instruement to be his own vollintary act and deed— 

Anthony Watters 

This release being entred by me 

A true coppy pr Nehe Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of October 
in ye year of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord King 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixteen 
between Jonathan Whithead of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the CoUoney of NewYork gent of the one part 
and John Smith of the same place yeoman on ye other 
part wittnesseth that ye said Jonathan Whithead for & 
in consideration of the sum of forty pounds lawfull 
money of NewYork above said to him in hand paid by 
ye said John Smith at or before the ensealling & delivery 
of these presents by the receipt whereof he doth hereby 
owne & acknowledge and thereof & in & of & from every 



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part & parcell thereof doth acquit exonerate acquitt & 
discharge the said John Smith and his heirs exe" and ad- 
mins, for ever by these presents have given granted 
bargained sold enfeofed assured conveyed and confirmed 
and he the said Jonathan Whithead doth hereby give 
grant bargain sell enfeof assure convey & confirm unto 
the said John Smith and to his heirs and assigns for ever 
a certain parcell of upland lying and being in ye bounds 
of Jamaica above said containing sixteen acors & one 
quatter of an acore bounded easterly by land of the said 
John Smith south by ye road leading from ye little plains 
to the said Jonathan Whithead mill west by land of ye 
said Jonathan Whitehead and north by a swamp be ye 
same more or less together with all and singuler the tim- 
ber trees woods under wood commodities advantages 
heredittaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or in any maners of ways appertaining and the reversions 
& remainders thereof to have & to hold the said above 
mentioned granted land and primises with every of their 

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appurtenances unto ye said JohnSmith and his heirs 
and assigns to ye only use benefit profitt & behoofe of 
ye said John Smith and to his heirs and assigns for ever 
and the said Jonathan Wliithead for himselfe his heirs 
executors and admins doth hereby covenant promis 
grant and agree to & with ye said John Smith his heirs 
& assigns that he the said Jonathan Whithead immedi- 
atly before the ensealling of this presents indentur had in 
himselfe a good pure perfect and indefeazable esteate of 
inheritance in fee simple of in & above mentioned percell 
of land and primises with ye appurtenances and had good 
right & full power to alienate and convey the same in 
maner afore said and further allso that he the Jonathan 
Whithead his heirs exec^ and admin^ the said percell 
of land and primises with their appurtenances unto ye 
said John Smith his heirs and assigns against the just 
& lawful! claime of any person or persons shall and 
will warrant and forever by these presents defend in 



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wittness whereof the parties to these presents indentures 
have hereunto set their hands & seales the day and year 
above first written Jona**' Whithead O 

Sealed and deUvered 
in the presents of us 
William Oldfeild 
J, Smith 

Memorandom that on the above date the above named 
Jonathan Whithead came before me Anthony Watters 
Justice and did acknowledge that he executed the above 
deed volintary Anthony Watters Justis 

of ye Peace of said County 

This deed being entred a true coppy by me 

Neh. Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty third of Aprill and 
in the second year of ye reigne of our soverrait Lord 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. King Defender of the 
Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ seventeen 
hundred & sixteen between Anthony Watters of Ja- 
maica in Queens County within the collony of New York 
gent on the one part and Wait Smith of the same place 
yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that ye said An- 
thony Watters for and in consideration of the sume of 
sixty five pounds lawfull money of NewYork to him in 
hand paid at or before ye ensealing & delivery of these 

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presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own and 
acknowledge and thereof and of and from every part 
and parcell thereof doe by these presents for ever acquitt 
exonerate and discharg ye said Wait Smith and his heirs 
exec" admin" have given granted bargained sold alened 
conveyed assured and confirmed and he ye said Anthony 
Watters doth by these presents give grant bargain sell 
alien convey assure and confirm unto ye said Wait Smith 
his heirs and assigns forever a certain peice or parcell of 
upland lying and being in the Township of Jamaica 
afore said in a devision commonly called the middell 



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devision lying in the number of forty five in ye drauft 
being laid out for thirty acors be the same more or less 
it is butted & bounded as followeth viz southerly by ye 
land of Andrew Onderdonk & bounded northerly by ye 
land that was formerly Capt. Carpenter now in possesion 
of Steven Stevenson & westerly by ye land by the of 
William Jones and easterly by the highway that belong 
to Freeman parth together with all my right title esteate 
intreest claime property & demand of in & to the said 
land & primises with the wood and timber standing or 
lying or belonging to ye same with the reversions and 
remainders thereof to have and to hold ye said bargained 
land and primises unto the said Wait Smith and to his 
heirs and assigns to ye only sole use & proper benefitt 
& behoofe of ye said Wait Smith & his heirs and assigns 
for ever and ye said Anthony Watters doth for himselfe 
his heirs exec^ & admin^ covenant promise grant and 
agree to and with ye said Wait Smith his heirs & assigns 
in maner and form following that is to say that ye said 
Anthony Watters att ye time of ye ensealing & delivery 
of these presents had in himselfe good right & full power 
to alienate ye said land and primises in maner and form 
afore said and the same is free and clear of all maner 
of incombrance and trouble whatsoever and further that 
he ye said Anthony Watters his heirs exec^ & admin^ 
ye same above granted land and primises unto him ye 
said Wait Smith and his heirs and assigns against him ye 
said Anthony Watters his heirs & assigns and against all 
other person or persons whatsoever att any time here- 
after lawfully claiming the same or any part or percell 
thereof shall & will warrant and for ever by these presents 
defend in wittness whereof the said parties to these pres- 
ents indenture have hereunto put their hand & scale the 
day and year first written Anthony Watters O 

Sealed and delivered 
in ye presents of us 
EbeneZer Smith 
Neh^ Smith 



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Memorandom that upon ye 21 day of September 1716 
came before me Jiistes Jonathan Whithead Esqr one of 
His Majs. Justices for ye keeping of peace for Queens 
County that ye above named Anthony Watters did 
acknowledge this above written instrument to be his 
free voUintary act & deed Jonathan Whithead 

A true coppy of ye original! entred by me 

Neh^ Smith Cler — 

This Indenture made the third day of Desember in 
first year of the reigne of our soveraign Lord the King 
of Great Brittaine &c and in the year of our Lord Christ 
seventeen hundred and fourteen betwen Samuell Cactham 
late of Jamaica in Queen County in ye Collony of New- 
York carpenter of ye one part and Samuel Uenton of 
Jamaica afore said black smith of ye other part wittnesseth 
that the said Samuell Ketcham for and in consideration 
of the sum of thirty pounds corrent money of New York 
afore said to him in hand paid by the said Samuell 
Denton before the executing of these presents ye receipt 
whereof I doe own and acknowledge and therefrom and 
from every part and parcel 1 thereof doe by these presents 
aquit exonerate release and discharge the said Samuell 
Denton his heirs exec^ & admin^ for ever have given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeofd asshurd and con- 
firmed & by these presents the said Samuell Ketcham doe 
give grant bargain sell aliene enfeof assure and confirme 
unto him the said Samuell Denton & to his heirs and 
assigns for ever a certain messuage or lot of land lying 
and being in the bounds of Flushing in Queens County 
afore said bounded north by the land of Coll. Willet 
east and west by ye land of Samuell Ketcham sanior 
south upon Jamaica bounds & northerly & westherly 
by James Lewis containing tweenty acres together with 
all profits priviledges commodities fenceing imunities 
rights heriditaments & appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing or in any maner of ways appertaining or there 



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with all used oeciiped & injoyed or accepted reputed 
taken or know as part parcle or member thereof & allso 
the right title intrest claim esteate possesion and demands 
of him the said Samuell Ketcham of in and to the said 
lot of land and primises with ye reversions & remainders 
thereof to have & to hold the said lot of land and prim- 
ises and every part and member thereof herein before 
mentioned or intended to be mentioned with all & every 
ye heriditaments & appurtenances to ye same belonging 
unto him the said Samuell Denton and to his heirs and 
assigns to his & their sole use benefit and behoofe for 
ever and ye said Samuell Ketcham doe for himselfe his 

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heirs exec^ & admin'* covenant promise grant and agree 
to and with ye said Samuell Denton his heirs and assigns 
that before ye ensealing and executing of these presents 
I am the and lawfull owner of ye above bargained primises 
and are lawfully sezed and possesed of ye same and have 
in myselfe good right & full power and lawfull athority 
to grant bargaine sell & to convey said land and primises 
in maner as above said and that the said Samuell Denton 
his heirs and assigns shall and may att all times forever 
hereafter by vertue of these presents lawfully and peace- 
ably & quitly have hold use occupy possess and in joy 
the said demised and bargained premises with appur- 
tenances clearly acquited and discharged of & from all 
maner of incombrance and extents whatsoever and lastly 
do covenant and ingage the above demised primises to 
him the said Samuell Denton his heirs and assigns against 
ye lawfull claime or demands of any person or persons 
whatsoever for ever here after to warrant and defend 
in wittness whereof the partees to these presents indenture 
have hereunto interchangably put there hands and scales 
ye day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered Samuell Ketcham O 

in the presents of 
Lucas X Eldert 

his mark 
JoELL Burroughs 



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Memorandom that on ye 22 day of October 1716 
appeared before me John Smith one of His Maigs Justices 
for the keeping of ye peace in Queens County the within 
named Samuell Ketcham and did acknowledge ye within 
instrument to be his own vollintary act and deed — 

John Smith 

A true coppy of ye origginall entred by me 

pr Nehe. Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the first day of November in the 
second year of ye reigne of our soveraign Lord King 
Gorge of Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ seventeen hundred & fifteen betwen James Lewis 
of Flusshing in Queens County in the Collony of New- 
York cordwinder of the one part and Samuell Denton of 
Jamaica in the County above said blacksmith of the 
other part wittnesseth that the said James Luwis for and 
in consideration of the sum of thirty five pounds corrant 
lawfull money of New York afore said to him in hand 
paid by ye said Samuell Denton before the executing of 
the presents ye receipt whereof I doe own and acknowl- 
edge & there from & from every part & parcell thereof 

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do by presents acquit exonerate release and discharge the 
said Samuell Denton his heirs exec^ and admin^ for ever 
have given granted bargained sold aliened enfeofd as- 
sured and confirmed & by these presents the said James 
Luwis do give grant bargaine sell alien enfeof assure and 
confirm unto him the said Samuell Denton and to his 
heirs and assigns for ever a certain messuage or lott of 
land lying and being in ye bounds of Flusshing in Queens 
County afore said bounded north by the land of Cornell 
Willett east & south by the land by ye land of the said 
Samuell Denton westerly by ye land of me ye said James 
Luwis containing five acres more or less together with all 
profits preveledge commodities fenceings imunits rights 
heredettiments and appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or in any maner of way appertaining or there with all used 



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ockqupied & injoyed or excepted reputed taken or known 
as part or parcells or member thereof and allso right title 
intrest claime estate possion and demand of him ye said 
James Luwis of into ye said lott of land & primises with 
the reversions and remainders thereof to have and to 
hold the said lott of land and primeses and every part 
& member thereof herein before mentioned or intended 
to be mentioned with all & every the hereditaments & 
appurtenances there unto the same belonging unto him 
ye said Samuell Denton and to his heirs & assigns to his 
& there sole uses benefitt & behoof for ever and the said 
James Luwis do for himselfe his heirs exec^ and admins 
covenant promise grant and agree to with ye said Samuell 
Denton his heirs and assigns that before ye sealing and 
executing of these presents I am ye true and lawful! 
owner of ye above bargained primises and are lawfully 
sezed and posesed of the same and have in myselfe good 
right and full and lawful! authorety to grant bargain sell 
and to convey said land and primises in maner afore said 
and that ye said Samuell Denton his heirs & assigns shall 
and may att all times forever hereafter by vertue of these 
presents lawfully and peaceably & quitly have hold 
use occupy posses and injoy the said demised & bar- 
gained premises with ye appurtenances clearly quitted 
and discharged of and from any maner of incumbrance 
and extents whatsoever and lastly do covenant & ingage 
the above demised primises, to him ye said Samuell Denton 
his heirs & assigns against the lawful! claimes or demands 
of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to 
warrant and defend in wittness whereof ye said parties 
hath to tliese presentt indenturs have hereunto inter- 
changably put there hands and scales the day and year 
first above written James Lewis O 

Sealed & delivered 
in ye presents of 
joell bourroughs 
Jeremiah Smith 



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Memorandom that on ye 22d of October 1716 appeared 
before me John Smith one of His Maigst Justiceses for 
ye keeping of ye peace in Queens County the within 
named James Lewis and did acknowledge the within 
instruement to be his own volHntary act and deed 

John Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall entred by me 

pr Nehe Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the third day of Desember in 
the first year of our Soverraigne Lord King Gorge of 
Great Brittain &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ 
seventeen hundred and fourteen betwen Samuell Denton 
of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Collony of New York 
blacksmith of ye own part and Samuell Chetcam of 
Jamaica afore said carpenter of the other part wittnesseth 
that the said Samuell Denton for & in consideration of the 
sum of thirty pounds corrant money of New York afore 
said to him in hand paid by ye said Samuell Ketcham be- 
fore the executing of these presents the receipt whereof 
I doe owne and acknowledge and there from and from 
every part & parcell thereof do by these presents acquit 
exonerate release and discharge ye said Samuell Ketcham 
his heirs exec^ and admins for ever have given granted 
bargained sold aliened enfeofd assurd and confirmed unto 
him the said Samuell Ketcham & to his heirs and assigns 
forever a sertain messuage or lott of land lying and being 
in the bounds of Jamaica afore said bounded northerly 
by Nathaniell Denton westerly by commons land that 
Thomas Welling has taken in easterly by common land 
southerly by the high road that goes to ye ferry contain- 
ing seven acers more or less together with all profitts 
previledges commodities fenceing immunities rights hered- 
itements & appurtenance there unto belonging or in any 
maner of way appertaining or there withall used occuped 
and in joy or accepted reputed taken or known as part 
percle or member thereof & allso ye right title intrest 



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claime estate possesion and demands of him the said 
Samuell Denton of in and to the said lott of land & primises 
& with the reversions & remainders thereof to have and 
hold the said lott of land primises & every part and 
member thereof herein before mentioned or intended to 
be mentioned with all & every ye heriditaments & ap- 
purtenanc to the same belonging unto him the said 
Samuell Ketcham and his heirs and assigns to his and 
there sole benefit and behoof for ever and ye said Samuell 
Denton doe for himselfe his heirs exec« & admins cove- 
nant promiss grant & agree to and with the said Samuell 

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Ketcham his heirs and assigns that before the sealing 
& executing of these presents I am the true and lawful! 
owner of the above bargained primisses and are lawfully 
seized and possesed of ye same and have in myself e 
good right and full power and lawfull authorithty to 
garnt bargaine sell and to convey said land and primises 
in maner as above & that the said Samuell Ketcham his 
heirs and assigns shall and may att all times for ever 
hereafter by vertue of the these presents lawfully peace- 
able and quiatly have hold iuse occupy poses & injoy 
the said demised and bargained primises with the ap- 
purtinance clearly acquited and discharged of and from 
all maner of incombrance and extents whatsoever and 
lastly doe covenant & ingage the above demised primises 
to him ye said Samuell Ketcham his heirs and assigns 
against ye lawfull the lawfull claime or demands of any 
person or persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to war- 
rant and defend in wittness whereof ye said parteis to 
these present indenture have hereunto interchangablely 
put there hands and scale the day and year above first 
written Samuell Denton O 

Sealed & delivered 
in the presents of us 
Lucas X Eldred 
his mark 

JOELL BOURROUGHS 



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Memorandam that on ye "^^ day of October 1716 ap- 
peared before me John Smith one of His Maigs Jiistes 
for ye keeping of ye peace in Queens County ye within 
named Samuell Denton and did acknowledge ye within 
instruement to be his own volhntary act & deed — 

John Smith 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred by me 

pr Nehe" Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that wee Nathaniell 
Denton sauer & Daniell Smith and Samuell Smith all of 
Jamaica in Queens County & in ye Collonny of New York 
have made for us our heirs exec^ admins a firm and abso- 
lute exchange of two peices of upland lying & being in 
ye bounds of Jamaica afore said lying and being on ye 
littell plains that is to say that ye above said Nathaniell 
Denton doth give grant and by way of exchang make 
over and confirm unto ye above said Daniell* Smith and 
Samuell Smith their heirs exec^ admin^ & assigns a ten 
acers right lying & being in ye southwest quattor or 

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squadder of ye plains as ye town records makes men- 
tione of this being my proper right unto the above said 
Daniell Smith & Samuell Smith to them there heirs 
& assigns to have & to hold for ever and in considera- 
tion whereof ye above said Daniell Smith & Samuell 
Smith doth likewise give grant and by these presents 
by way of exchange make over and confime unto ye above 
said Nathaniell Denton his heirs exec^ admin ^ & assigns 
a ten acors right lying and being in ye littell plains 
above said being and lying in ye northeast qatter or 
or squater of ye said plains a ten acor right that did 
derive from there father as ye town records makes men- 
tions this being our proper right unto ye said Nathaniell 
Denton to have and to hold for ever that this is our 
mutuall agreement wee doe bind ourselfes ourselfes & 
our heirs jointly and severally by these presents firmly 



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by these presents firmly as wittness our hands and seales 

this sixteen day of Apprill Annoq 1717 

Sealed and delivered Nathaniell Denton (Seal) 

in ye presents of us Daniell Smith (Seal) 

Jeremiah X Gonune Samuell Smith (Seal) 

his mark 
NEir Smith 

John Blue mark is a slitt in each ear and a happeny 
on the fore side of the near ear — 

William Golder mark is a happeny under each ear 
Each of these marks entred May ye 26 — 1717 

by me Neh« Smith Cler — 

This Indenture made the twenty first day of March 
& in the third year of ye reigne of our Soverraigne Lord 
King (iorge over Great Brittain &c. and in ye year of 
our Lord Christ seventeen hundred & seventeen between 
Ebenezer Smith of Jamaica in Queens County & in the 
Collonney of NewYork copper of ye one part and Nicolas 
Everritt of the same place yeoman on the other part 
wittnesseth that ye said Ebenezer Smith for & in con- 
sideration of the sume of thirty pounds corrant money 
of NewYork paid by the above said Nicolas Everitt att 
& before ye ensealing and delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby own and acknowledge & 
therefome and of and from every part and parcell there 
doth acquit exonerate and discharge ye said Nicolas 
Everitt & his heirs exec" & admin'' forever by these 
presents have given granted bargained sold enfeofed 
asshured convey and confirmed and ye said Ebenezer 

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Smith doth hereby give grant bargain sell enfeofe assure 
convey & confirm unto ye said Nicolas Everrit and his 
heirs and assigns forever a certain percell of upland lying 
& being in ye bounds of Jamaica above said contain nine 
acors be the same more or less butted and bounded as 
followeth viz easterly by ye land of the above said 
Nicolas Everritt & south by the land of Jonathan Dean 



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& west by ye land of Ben j amain Smith & north by ye 
high way that lead to ye littell plains with all singular 
ye commodities and advantages heredittaments and ap- 
purtenances with all priviliges fenceing thereunto be- 
longing or in any manner of ways appertaining & ye re- 
versions and remainders thereof to have and to hold the 
said above mentioned granted land and primises with 
every of their appurtenances unto the said Nicolas Everitt 
& to his heirs & assigns to ye only use benefit profitt 
and behoofe of ye said Nicolas Everitt & to his heirs 
and assigns for ever and ye said Ebenezer Smith for him- 
selfe his heirs exec* admin^ doth hereby covenant promise 
grant and agree to & with ye said Nicolas Everitt his 
heirs and assigns that he ye said Ebenezer Smith immedi- 
ately before the executing of this present indenture had 
in himselfe a good pure perfect and indefeasiable esteate 
of inheritance in fee simple of in & to ye above mentioned 
messuage and percell of land & primises with appur- 
tenances and good right & full power to alienate and 
convey ye same in manner afore said and further allso 
that he ye said Ebenezer Smith his heirs exec and 
admin^ the said persell of land & primises with their 
appurtenance unto the said Nicolas Everitt his heirs 
and assigns against ye just & lawfull claime of any per- 
son or persons shall and will warrant & forever by these 
presents defend in wittness whereof ye parties to these 
present indenture have hereunto sett their hand & scale 
ye day & year above first written 

Sealed & delivered Ebenezer Smith O 

in ye presents of us 
Thomas Watson 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandom that on ye first day of May Anno** 
1717 appeared before me John Smith one of His Maig* 
Justess for ye keeping ye within Queens County ye within 
named Ebenezer Smith & did acknowledged ye within 
instruement to be his own vollintary act and deed 

John Smith 



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A true coppy of ye origginall deed entered & compared 
by me Nehe. Smith — Cler — 

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This Indenture made ye fifteenth day of October 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred & seventeen between WilHam Jones of Jamaica 
in Queens County in the Colloney of New York yeoman 
on the one part & John Smith of ye same place yeoman 
of the other part wittnesseth that the said WilHam Jones 
for & in consideration of ye sum of twelfe pounds corrant 
lawfull money of New York above said to him in hand 
paid by the said John Smith at and before the executeing 
hereof the receipt of whats the said William doth hereby 
own & acknowledge himselfe to be therewith fully satis- 
fied & contented and thereof doth acquitt & discharge 
the said John Smith and his heirs exec^ & admin^ forever 
by these presents have given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeofed assured and confirmed and the said 
William Jones doth hereby give grant bargain sell alien 
enfeof assure & confirme unto ye said John Smith and 
to his heirs and assigns forever one equall half part of a 
certain percell of meadow being in ye further east neck 
in ye Township of Jamaica above said bounded east by 
the upland south by William Ludlom west by the hither 
east neck creek and north by the great ditch joining on 
ye south side of Andrew Galls meadow the other half 
part ye said William this day sold unto Nicolas Everritt 
all which being part of a ten acre lott dissending unto 
the said William by his father Richard Jones together 
with all commodities advantages heredittements & and 
appurtenances unto the said half part of the said percell 
of meadow above bounded belonging or in any wise 
appertaining and the reversions and remainders thereof 
to have & to hold the said above bargained equall half 
part of the said percell of meadow ground and primises 
with appurtenances unto the said John Smith and to his 
heirs and assigns to ye only proper use benefit and be- 
hoofe of ye said John Smith and his heirs and assigns 
for ever and the said William Jones doth hereby for him- 



162 Records of the Town of 

selfe his heirs exec^ and admin* covenant promise grant 
& agree to and with ye said John Smith and his heirs and 
assigns that he the said WilHam Jones immeadiately 
before ye executeing of these presents had in himselfe a 
good free clear absolute & indefeaziable essteate of in- 
heritance in fee simple of in and to the above bargained 
primises with the appurtenances and allso had good right 
& lawfull power & authourity to convey & alienate ye 
same in manner & form afore said and allso that the same 
and every part thereof is free & clear from any title trouble 
or incombrance whatsoever and lastly the said William 
Jones and his heirs exec^ and admin" the said above 
mentioned and bargained primises with ye appurtenances 

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unto the said John Smith and to his heirs and assigns 
against all just &: lawfull claims & demands of any per- 
son or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and 
forever by these presents defend in testemony whereof 
the said William Jones hath hereunto sett his hand & 
scale the day and year above first written 
Sealed and delivered William Jones O 

in ye presents of us 
Samuell Denton 
J. Smith 

Memorandom that on ye within date ye within named 
William Jones came before me & did freely acknowledge 
that he executed ye within deed to ye use therein men- 
tioned John Smith 

A true coppy of ye originall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

This Indenture made the forth day of March in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
sixteen and in the third year of ye reigne of our soverraigne 
Lord King Gorge over Great Brittain &c. between 
Samuell Denton of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw 
Island in ye Colloney of New York black smith and 



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Martha his wife of ye one part and John Lewis of ye same 
place tayler on the other part wittnesseth that ye said 
Saniuell Denton & Martha his wife for & in consideration 
of sume of sixty pounds corrant lawfull money of New- 
York above said to them or to one of them in hand paid 
at or before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof they doe hereby own & acknowledge them- 
selfes to be therewith satisfied contented & paid and there- 
of . & from every part & parcell thereof doe hereby ex- 
onerate & clearly acquit ye said John Lewis & his heirs 
exec^ and admin^ forever have given granted bargained 
sold enfeofed alien asshured and confirmed and they ye 
said Samuell Denton and Martha his wife doe by these 
presents freely & absolutly give grant bargain sell enfeof 
aliene assure and confirme unto the said John Lewis 
and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain percell of land 
situate lying & being in Jamaica afore said containing 
two acers more or less being part of that messuage or 
homestead of which ye said Samuell Denton diyed seized 
the father of the above named Samuell Denton and which 

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ye said Samuell Denton Jund lastly liveed lying one 
the rear of Nathaniell Denton land which said two acors 
are to be taken of ye east side of ye said messuage or home- 
stead and bounded as followeth southely & east by ye 
highway westerly as ye fence now stand being a devision 
fence betwen ye said Samuell Denton part & Mary 
Denton part of ye said homestead northerly begining 
at the northeast corner of kithin as it now stand thence 
runing by a certain mullberry tree to the said devision 
fence a strait course and allso one part of the dwelling 
house on the primises to witt the eastermost room 
chamber garrit and seller together with all and singuler 
ye priviledges commodities advantages well building 
orchards easments heredittaments and appurtenances 
to ye said halfe part of the said messuage or homestead 
afore said belonging or in any maner of ways apper- 



164 Records of the Town of 

taining together allso with one equall half part of ye 
garden on the north side of ye said house exsepting and 
allway exsepting a free passage or way from ye other 
part of the said dwelling house along by ye east side of 
ye kitchin afore said to ye southermost part of the well 
and soe to the road runing on ye east side of the said 
messuage as aforesaid allsoo free use and liberty of ye 
well and a small corner of the seller formerly partitioned 
from ye other part thereof together with all ye right title 
intrest claime posesions benefitt and demand of them the 
said Samuell Denton and Martha his wife or of either of 
them of in or to the same or of any part thereof and ye 
reversions and remainders rents issues and profitt of ye 
same exsept as before exsepted to have and to hold ye 
said bargained land part of a dwelling house and primises 
with every of their appurtenances exsept as before 
exsepted unto ye said John Lewis and to his heirs and 
assigns to his and their only proper use benefitt and 
behoof forever and ye said Samuell Denton for himselfe 
his heirs executors and admin^ doth hereby covenant and 
promise and with the said John Lewis his heirs and 
assigns that he the said Samuell Denton and Martha his 
wife or one of them have in them him or her selfe a 
good right & legall power & absolut authority to grant 
bargain sell and convey ye above mentioned bargained 
primises with every of their appurtenances in maner 
and form afore said and allso further he the said Samuell 
Denton his heirs exec" the said bargained primises and 
every part thereof with every of their appurtenances 
exept as above exepted against ye said Samuell Den- 
ton and Martha his wife and against either and every of 

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of their heirs exec^ and admin" and allso against all 
and every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully 
claiming the same any part thereof shall & will warrant 
and forever by these presents forever defend in testemony 
whereof the parties to these presents indentures have 



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hereunto sett their hands and seales ye day and year first 
written Samuell Denton O 

Sealed and delivered Martha X Denton O 

in presents of us her mark 

Solomon Denton 
Jeremiah Smith 

Memorandom October ye first 1717 I Samuell Denton 
did apear before Justies John Smith of Jamaica and 
doe acknowledge ye within written instrument to be 
my vollintary act and deed — John Smith 

A true coppy of ye orrigginall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this third day of Apprill and 
in ye second year of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord 
Gorge by the grace of God of Great Brittain Fance & 
Irland King Defender of the Faith &c. and in ye year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & sixteen 
and between Jacamiah Denton of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Island in ye Province of New York 
yeoman of ye one part and Nathan Smith of ye same place 
yeo'^ of the other part wittnesseth that ye above sd Jaca- 
miah Denton for and in consideration of ye sume of thirty 
pounds corrant money of New York to him in hand paid 
be ye above said Nathan Smith at or before ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents ye receipt where he doth 
hereby own and doth acknowledge himselfe to be there- 
with satisfied contented and paid . and thereof & there- 
from doe for ever exonerate aquit & discharge the above 
said Nathan Smith his heirs exec' and admin' every of 
them from every part and parcell thereof have given 
granted alinated enfeofed asshurd quited claimed sold 
and made over and doe by these presents fully clearly & 
absolutely give grant aline enfeof assure quit claime sell 
and make over unto the above said Nathan Smith his 
heirs & assigns for ever all that peice parcell and lot of 
upland being in ye bounds of Jamaica afore said con- 



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taining by estimation fifteen acors being in a devision 
commonly called ye east devision be ye same more or 
less as it was laid out being ye north halfe part of that 
lot of that land butted and bounded as followeth that is to 
say east by Foster River and west by a highway and 

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north part by John Blue and part by Daniell Coe & 
south by ye land that did formerly belong to Nehemiah 
Smith Seaver which is now in possision of Daniell Coe & 
of ye children of Benjemain Coe deceased all which 
land as above bounded and exsprest with all ye priv- 
ilidge appurtenances heredittements & emoliments to the 
same belonging with all ye trees timber trees wood 
under woods whether standing lying or belonging to ye 
same with the esteate right title property claime & de- 
maind of him ye said Jacamiah Denton his heirs exec^ 
& admins to him ye said Nathan Smith his heirs & assigns 
to have and hold for ever and ye same to be & remaine 
to ye only proper use benefitt & behoofe of him ye said 
Nathan Smith his heirs & assigns for ever and that 
said Nathan Smith his heirs & assigns shall and may at 
all times for ever hereafter have hold occuppy posses 
and injoye ye above recited land & primises as his or 
their own land of inhereritance in fee simple freely & 
clarely discharged of & from all former giffts grants scales 
morgages dowrys intails judgments executions or extents 
or any other title or incombrance or intangelments what- 
soever and allso the above said Jacamiah Denton doth 
further promise covenant and agree for himselfe his heirs 
exec" & admins to and with ye said Nathan Smith his 
heirs and assigns that he had at ye time of ye ensealing 
& delivery of these presents full power and lawf ull author- 
ity for to sell and dispose of the same in maner and form 
as afore said also will warant and forever defend the same 
against any person or persons laying any just clame to 
the same and also will scale and deliver any other or 
firmer deed or conveaiance for the primises as ye said 
Nathan Smith his heirs & assigns shall be advised or 
procure to be drawne by his or their councell larned in the 



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law for ye space of seven years next ensueing in teste- 
mony whereof the above said partty hath set to his 
hand and affixed his seale ye day & yeare first above 
written Jacamiah Denton O 

Sealed & delivered 
in ye presents of 
Neh*' Smith 
SoLLOMAN Denton 

Memorandom upon ye forth day of May 1716 came 
before me Anthony Watter one of Maig^ Justesses for 
ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County that ye abovesd 
Jacamiah Denton did acknowledge this above written 
instruement to be his vollintary act & deed — 

Anthony Watters 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred by me 

Neh^ Smith pr— Cler — 

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To all Christian people to whome this presents deed 
of seal shall come Abell Gall of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nasaw Islajid and Province of New York sendeth 
greeting know yee that I the said Abell Gall for and 
in consideration of a certain sum of five shillings to me 
in hand paid at or before ye ensealing and delivery hereof 
by my son Thomas Gall of the place afore said weaver 
the receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge and my 
selfe therewith to be fully satisfied contented and paid 
and thereof doe fully acquit exonerate and discharge him 
ye said Thomas Gale his heyers exec^ adminisstrators and 
every of them by these presents have given granted bar- 
gained aliened conveyed and sold and doe by these 
presents give grant bargaine alienate release convey and 
sell unto the afore said Thomas Gale and to his heyers 
and assigns for ever all that my tenement messuage and 
homestead sittuate lying and being in the said Town of 
Jamaica in ye County afore said and is by estemation 
ten acres of land as it was laid out be it more or less and is 



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butted and bounded as followeth that is to say southerly 
part by ye land of the said Thomas Gale and part by the 
land of James Luwis Junior as allso easterly by ye land 
of said Thomas Gale and west and north by common 
highway together w**" all houseing out houses orchards 
gardens well fenceing immunityes advantages hereditte- 
ments and singular the appurtenances to the said home- 
stead and ten acres of land belonging or in any maner of 
ways appertaining reputed taken held or estemed as 
part parcell or member of ye same as allso five acres of 
salt meadow lying upon the Long Neck in ye bounds 
of Jamaica aforesaid bounded southerly by a ditch and 
Jonathan Whithead north by a creek and ye meadow of 
John Gale west by ye creek y* said John Gale mill stand 
upon easterly by ye woods to have and to hold the said 
land meadow and primises above by these presents men- 
tioned intended to be hereby granted and every part & 
parcell thereof unto ye said Thomas Gale and to his heyrs 
and assigns for and to ye said and only proper use benefit 
and behoofe of him the said Thomas Gale and to his 
heyrs and assigns forever and ye said Abell Gale for him- 
selfe heyrs exec" and admin" and every of them doth 
covenant promise and grant to and with ye said Thomas 
Gale his heyrs and assigns by these presents in maner and 
form following that is to say that he ye the said Abell 
Gale standeth lawfully seized of a good perfect and 
absolute estate in ye law in ffee simple of and in the 

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said parcell of land and meadow grownd above men- 
tioned and hereby demised and hereby hath in himselfe 
good and lawfull right and authority to bargaine sell and 
assure the same ye same to ye said Tho. Gale his heirs 
and assigns forever according to ye true intent and 
meaning of these presents and all the said parcell of land 
and meadow and all other the primises now are & for 
ever hereafter shall be and continue free and clear dis- 
charged acquited or otherwise att all times saved and 
kept harmeless by ye said Abell Gale his heyrs exec^ or 
admin" from all and singuler from bargaines sales grants 



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morgages wills deeds of gifts dowres joynters and from 
all other charge or incombrances whatsoever had made 
done or growing by or from the said Abel Gale or by any 
other person or persons under his or their title or by his 
or their means or procurment and lastly ye said Abell 
Gale and his heyrs the said homestead of land meadow 
and primises with ye appurtenances against him ye said 
Abell Gale hiyers and assigns and against all and every 
other person or persons whatsoever lawfully clameling 
or holding any right title or intrest unto ye said land 
and primises or any part thereof to ye said Thomas Gale 
his heyrs and assigns will well and truely warrant and 
forever by these presents defend in testemony whereof 
I ye said Abell Gale hath subscribed his hand and affixed 
my scale this twenty seventh day of November and in ye 
forth year of His Maj*^'^^ reigne Annoq® Dom. 1717 
Signed sealed and delivered Abell X Gale O 

in the presents of ye mark of 

John Smith 
William Cousine 

Then appeared before me John Smith Justise of ye 
Peace for Queens County ye above mentioned Abell 
Gale who did acknowledge ye above written conveyaince 
or instrument of sale to be their free voluntary act and 
deed — John Smith — Jus— 

A true coppy of ye originall deed entred by me 

Nehe. Smith — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this tweenty eight day of Jen- 
ewary in ye first year of the reigne of our soverraigne 
Lord Gorge over Great Brittain &c King Defender of 
the Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ seventeen 
hundred & fourteen between John Carpenter of Jamaica 
in Queens County within ye Colloney of New York yeo- 
man on the one part and Joseph Carpenter of ye same 
place yeoman on ye other part wittnesseth that the said 



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John Carpenter for & in consideration of ye sume of 
nineteen pounds lawfull money of New York to him in 
hand paid att & before ye ensealing & dehverry of these 
presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own and 
acknowledge and thereof and of & from every part and 
parcell thereof doe by these presents forever acquit ex- 
onerate & discharge ye said Joseph Carpenter & his heirs 
exec" and admins have given granted bargained sold 
alienated conveyed assured and confirmed and ye said 
John Carpenter doth by these presents give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene conveye asure and confirme unto ye said 
Joseph Carpenter and his heirs & assignes forever a 
certain peice or parcell of meadow lying & being in the 
township of Jamaica aforesaid in an neck commonly 
called the heither east neck bounded north by a way 
leading by Richard Oldfeikl land south by a great creek 
that parteth the further east neck and the said heither 
east neck east by William Carpenter meadow and west by 
meadow now in posesion of Steven Rider lately be- 
longing unto Hope Carpenter it being a equall third 
part of tow thirds of a tweenty acors lot of meadow 
& allso all my share or proposion of in & to a certain 
hammock lying & being in ye heither east neck afore said 
on ye said creeck above said in ye meadow of William 
Carpenter above named together with all ye right title 
essteate intrest claime property and demand of in & to 
ye said meadow and my share of said hommock afore 
said with the reversions and remainders thereof to 
have and to hold ye said bargained meadow ground & 
primises unto the said Joseph Carpenter & to his heirs & 
assigns to ye only and proper use benefit & behoofe of ye 
said Joseph Carpenter and his heirs & assigns for ever 
and the said John Carpenter doth for himself e his heirs 
exec' and admins covenant promise grant and agree to 
& with ye said Joseph Carpenter his heirs and assigns in 
maner and form following that is to say that the said 
John Carpenter at ye time of the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents had in himselfe good right & full power to 



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alienate the said meadow and primises in maner & form 
afore said and that ye same is free & clear of all manner 
of incumbrance and trouble whatsoever and further he 
ye said John Carpenter his heirs exec^ and admins ye 
same above granted meadow & said proposion of home- 
mock unto him ye said Joseph Carpenter and his heirs 
and assigns against him ye said John Carpenter his heirs 
and assigns and against all other person & persons what- 
soever at any time hereafter lawfully claiming ye same 
or any part or percell thereof shall & will warrant and 
forever by these presents defend in wittnesseth whereof 
ye said parteis to these present indentures have hereunto 
put their hands & scales ye day & year above first written 
Sealed and delivered John X Carpenter O 

in ye presents of us his mark 

Ebenezer Smith 
Nehemiah Smith 

Memorandam October ye 23 — 1717 then appeared 
before me John Smith one of His Maigs Justes for ye 
keeping of ye peace in Queens County ye within named 
John Carpenter & did acknowledge ye within instrument 
to be his own vollintary act & deed — 

John Smith 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this tweenty day of Apprill and 
in ye ninth year of ye reigne of our soverraigne Lady Ann 
by the grace of God Queen over Inland Scotland France 
& Irland Defender of ye Faith &c and in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ten and 
betwen Wait Smith & Ebenezer Smith of Jamaica in 
Quens County on Nasaw Island & in ye Province of 
New York yeoman of ye one part and Nicolas Everitt 
of ye same place yeoman of the other part wittnesseth 
that ye above said Wait Smith & Ebenezer Smith for 



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severall causes & good consideration them thereunto 
moveing but more espacially for ye sume of forty four 
pounds corrant money of New York to them in hand 
paid at or before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents 
by ye receipt Nicolas Everit whereof he doth hereby own 
and acknowledge himselfe therewith satisfied contented 

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& paid and thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate 
aquitt and discharg ye above said Nicolas Everritt his 
heirs exec" & admins all & every of them from any part 
or parsill thereof have given granted infeoft releasd 
asshured quitted claimed sould and made over & doe by 
these presents free and clearly & absolutely grant give 
infeoft release asshure quit claime sell & make over 
unto ye above said Nicolas Everitt his heirs and assigns 
for ever a certain peice or parcell of upland lying and 
being in ye bounds of Jamaica afore said being eleven 
acors butted and bounded as followeth that is to say east 
by Nicolas Everitt & south by Jonathan Deane and west 
by Ebenezer Smith & north by ye high way all which 
land as above bounded and exsprest together with all and 
singular ye right title property intrest priviligdes appur- 
tenances heredittaments emoliments to ye same belonging 
or any ways appertaining with all ye trees timber trees 
& improvements there on made to ye above said Nicolas 
Everitt his heirs & assigns to have and to hold for ever 
and ye above said Wait Smith & Ebenezer Smith for 
themselfes their heirs exec'' admin'' doe covenant & 
agree to & with ye above sd Nicolas Everitt his heirs 
and assigns exec" admins that they may both now and 
at all times forever hereafter have hold occupy poses 
& injoye ye recited land and primises as his or their 
own proper right of inheretance in fee simple and that 
the sd Wait Smith and Ebenezer Smith there heirs or 
assigns at ye of the confirmation of these presents had 
full power & lawfull authority for to sell ye above men- 
tioned land and ye above granted primises & that ye 
above partty at the time of ye ensealing of these presents 
was lawfully seized of the above mentioned land & 



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primises free & clearly discharged of & from all former 
gifts grants morgages dowry intails judgment executions 
or remainders or remainders or any titell incombrance 
whatsoever had made or commited at any time or times 
before ye insealing or delivery of these presents with a 
warrantee to defend ye same from any person or persons 
whatsoever laying at any just claime to ye same and 
allso to scale & deliver any other or firmer deed or con- 
veiance for the primises as the above said Nicolas Everrit 
shall be advised or procured to be drawn by his counsill 
larned in law for ye space of seven years next insueing 
the date hereof in tessmony and confirmation of the 
primises ye above said Wait & Ebenezer Smith hath 
bound their heirs and executors and admins by setting 
to their hands and aflSxed their scales ye day and date 



above mentioned 


Wait Smith 





Signed sealed & delivered 


Ebenezer Smith 





in ye presents of 






Nehemiah Smith 






Nehemiah X Smith 






his mark 







October 20d— 1710 — then appeared before me ye within 
named Wait Smith & Ebenezer Smith and did acknowl- 
edge this above written deed to be their own vollintary 
act and deed Nicolas Everrit — Justis — 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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Nicolas Everritt Junior mark being a crop on the near 
ear and a nick on the uper side of the same 

Entred by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — on ye 26 day 
of Febrewary — Annoq*^ 1717 — 

John Smith Junior mark being a happeny on the 
uper side of ye near ear and a happeny on the under of 
the off ear — this being entred Febrewary th — 27d 1717 
by me pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 



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This Indenture made the fifteenth day of October 
in ye year of Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and seventeen betwen William Jones of Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Colloney of New York yeoman of 
the one part & Nicolas Everit Junior of ye same place 
yeoman on ye other part wittnesseth that the said 
William Jones for & in consideration of ye sum of twelfe 
pounds currant lawfull money of NewYork above said 
to him in hand paid by the said Nicolas Everrit at & 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby own & acknowledge himselfe to 
be therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every part thereof doth hereby acquit & clearly dis- 
charge the said Nicolas Everitt and his heirs exec^ & 
admins for ever by these presents have given granted 
bargained sold enfeofed asshured aliened and confirmed 
& he the said William Jones doth hereby give grant bar- 
gain sell enfeof alien assure & confirm unto the said 
Nicolas Everit & to his heirs and assigns for ever part of 
a ten acor lott of meadow in ye farther east neck in ye 
township of Jamaica afore said that is to say ye halfe 
part of a certain part of a ten acors lott bounded east 
by ye upland south by William Ludlom west by ye heither 
east neck creeck and north by a great ditch running on 
the south side of Andrew Gales meadow the other halfe 
the said William this day sold unto John Smith of Ja- 
maica above said all which desended unto William by 
his father Richard Jones together with all commoditeis 
advantages heredittaments & appurtenances unto the 
said halfe part of the said certain part as above bounded 
of a ten acer lot as afore said the reversions & remainders 
of the same to have & to hold the said above bargained 
meadow & primises with the appurtenances unto ye 
Nicolas Everit and to his heirs and assigns to the only 
use benefitt & behoof of ye said Nicolas Everit & to his 
heirs & assigns forever and the said William Jones doth 
hereby for himselfe his heirs execs & admins covenant 
promise grant & agree to and with ye said Nicolas Everit 
& his heirs & assigns that he the said William Jones 



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immediately before ye executing of these presents had 
in himself good free clear absolute & indeazable estate 

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of heritance in fee simple of in & to the above bar granted 
primises with ye appurtenances and allso had good right 
and lawfull power and authourity to convey and alienate 
the same in maner and form afore said and allsoe that the 
same and every part thereof is free & clear from any title 
trouble or incombrance whatsoever and lastly the said 
William Jones and his heirs exec^ and admins the said 
above mentioned bargained halfe part of the said bounded 
certain part of a ten acer lott of meadow ground with ye 
appurtenances unto ye said Nicolas Everrit and to his 
heirs and assigns against him ye said William Jones 
& his heirs execs and admins and against all and every 
other person or persons lawfully claiming ye same shall 
and will warrant and forever by these presents defend in 
testemony whereof the said William hath hereunto set 
his hand and seal the day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered William Jones O 

in the presents of us 
Samuell Denton 
J. Smith 

Memorand that on ye date within mentioned ye within 
named William Jones came before me and did acknowl- 
edge that he freely executed ye within deed to the uses 
therein mentioned John Smith 

A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred March ye 
20d 1717 by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the first day of May in ye second 
year of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord Gorge over 
Great Brittain &c. King Defender of the Faith &c. 
and in the year of our Lord Christ seventeen hundred 
and sixteen betwen Nehemiah Galle of Jamaica in 
Queens County within ye Colloney of NewYork weaver 
on ye one part and Nehemiah Smith Saner of the same 



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place yeoman of the other part wittnesseth that the said 
Nehemiah Gall Gale for & in consideration of ye sum of 
fifty two pounds lawfull money of New York to him in 
hand paid att and before ye ensealing and delivery of 
these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own 
& acknowledge and thereof and of & from every part & 
parcell thereof doe by these presents forever acquit 
exonerate and discharge ye said Nehemiah Smith & his 
heirs exec^ and admins have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed assured and confirmed and he ye 
said Nehemiah Gall doth by these presents give grant 
bargain sell alien convey assure & confirm unto ye said 
Nehemiah Smith and his heyes & assigns for ever a cer- 
tain peice or parcell of upland sittuate lying and being in 
ye bounds & limmits of Jamaica afore said lying on ye 
hills at ye rear of Joseph Smith land all which land being 
fiftteen acers measured it is butted and bounded as 

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followeth that is to say bounded westerly by the land 
of Nehemiah Smith Junior and northerly by ye line 
parting Flushing & Jamaica and bounded southerly by 
a highway or Joseph Smith land and easterly bounded 
by the land of ye above named Nehemiah Gall ye peice 
of upland is to be eaqueall in breath at each end with 
all my right title essteat intrest claime property and 
demand of in & to ye said land and primises with ye re- 
versions and remainders thereof with ye timber wood and 
under woods whether standing or lying to have and to 
hold ye said bargained land & primises unto ye said 
Nehemiah Smith and to his heirs and to the only sole and 
proper use benefit & behoofe of the said Nehemiah Smith 
& to his heirs & assigns forever and ye said Nehemiah 
Gall doth for himselfe his heirs exec^ and admins cove- 
nant promise grant & agree to and with ye said Nehemiah 
Smith his & assigns in maner and form following that is 
to say that ye said Nehemiah Gall at the time of ye 
ensealing & delivery of these presents had in himselfe 
good right and full power to alienate ye said land and 
primises in maner and form afore said and that ye same 



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is free and clear of all incumbrance & trouble what- 
soever and further that he ye said Nehemiah Gall & 
his heirs exec^ and admin the same above granted land 
& primises unto him ye said Nehemiah Smith and his 
heirs and assigns against him ye said Nehemiah Gall 
his heirs & assigns and against all other person and 
persons whatsoever at any time hereafter lawfully claim- 
ing ye same or any part or percell thereof shall and will 
warrant and forever by these presents defend in wittness 
whereof ye said parteis to these presentt indenture have 
hereunto put their hands & scale the day and year above 
first written Nehemiah Gall O 

Sealed & delivered 
in ye presents of us 
Joseph Coe 
Jacamiah Denton 

Memorandom that on ye forth day of May 1718 ap- 
peared before me Anthony Watters of his Maigs Justes 
for ye keeping of ye peace for Queens County ye within 
named Nehemiah Gall & did acknowledge ye within 
instrument to be his own vollintary act and deed 

I Anthony Watters 

A true coppy of ye origginall entred by me 

per Nehe — Smith — Cler 

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I Joseph Coe doth bind myselfe my heirs exec^ admins 
and every of them to give ye leberty to John Tolman his 
heirs exec^ admins or assigns that is ye leberty of ye land 
upon ye farther east neck that is in makeing of stack yards 
or any other benefits that Wait Smith Sener deceased gave 
in a deed that John Tolman Senor had for a lot of meadow 
in ye further east neck in wittness my hand and scale 
Samuell Smith Joseph Coe O 

Hannah X Smith 
her mark 

A true coppy entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 



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This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of Aprill 
in ye fifth year of ye reign of our Soveraigne Lord Gorge 
by the grase of God over Great Brittain Ffrance and 
Irland King Defender of ye Faith &c. and in the year 
of man salvation seventeen hundred and nineteen be- 
tween Thomas Poyer of Jamaica in Queens County within 
the Province of New York clerk of ye one part and John 
Smith of ye same place of ye neck yeoman on ye other 
part wittnesseth that ye said Thomas Poyer for and in 
consideration of ye sum of tweenty six pounds lawfull 
money of ye Colloney of New York above said to him 
in hand paid by the said John Smith at and before the 
ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof the said Thomas Poyer doth hereby acknowledge 
and himselfe to be therewith fully satisfied contented 
and paid and thereof and therefrom and of and from 
all and every part parsell thereof doth by these presents 
forever acquit exonerate and discharge him. the said 
John Smith and his heirs executors and administrators 
hath hereby given granted bargained sold aliened en- 
feofed assured conveyed & confirmed and doth by these 
presents fully freely and absolutly give grant bargain 
sell alien enfeofe assure and confirm unto the said John 
Smith and to his heirs and assigns forever all that cer- 
tain peice or parcell of upland situate and being in the 
Township of Jamaica afore said lying at a place com- 
monly called the Littell Neck and butted and bounded 
as followeth viz begining at ye land of John Smith afore- 
said and runing from thence by highway eastward four- 
teen roods thence southward five roods and a half along 
ye swamp by ye other land of Samuell Denton deceased 
thence south east one rood and an half thence south west 
one rood & twelfe foot and from thence west fourteen 
roods by ye said Samuell Denton land thence south 
thirty six roods by the said Samuell Denton thence fifty 
seven roods westward by ye land of ye said Samuell and 
Hezeciah Denton north by land of Jonathan Whithead 
five roods and fore foot east by Thomas Wiggens tweenty 
one roods and north by said Thomas Wiggens five roods 



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east by ye said John Smith thirty six roods and north by 
ye said John Smith four roods to ye first mentioned station 

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containing ten acors & eighty six roods all which above 
said peice or parcell of land was lately purchased by the 
said Thomas Poyer from ye said Samuell Denton deceased 
and Martha his wife by deed dated the tenth day of 
May in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and fifteen referrance being had thereimto may fully 
and amply appear together with all singular the profitts 
privelidges commodities advantages improvements pas- 
tureing fenceing wattering herediments and appur- 
tenancs to the same in any maner of ways belonging or 
appertaining and the reversions and reversions remainder 
& remainders rents isues and profitts thereof and of 
every part or parcell thereof to have and to hold the above 
mentioned peices or parcells of land and primises with 
all & every ye appurtenances unto him ye said John 
Smith and to his heirs and assigns forever to ye onely 
proper use benefit and behoof of the said John Smith and 
to his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas 
Poyer for himselfe his heirs exec^ and admins doth 
hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and with 
the said John Smith his heirs & assigns in maner and 
form following that is to say that he ye said Thomas 
Poyer immediately before the executing of these presents 
hath in himselfe a free clear and indefeizable esteat of 
inheritance in fee simple in and to the afore said granted 
land & primises with ye appurtenances and hath good 
right and power to alienate or convey away the same 
in manner and form afore said and allso that ye same is 
discharged of all incumbrance and trouble and lastly 
that he the said Thomas Poyer and his heirs exec* and 
admins the above granted land & primises with ye ap- 
purtenances unto him ye said John Smith & his heirs and 
assigns against him the said Thomas Poyer and his heirs 
and assigns against all and every other person or persons 
whatsoever at any time hereafter lawfully claimeing the 
same or any part or parsell thereof shall and will warrant 



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and by these presents for ever defend in wittness whereof 
ye said parties have to these presents set their hands and 
seale interchangeabley ye year and day above first 

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written Thos. Poyer O 

Sealed and deHvered 
in the presents of us 
John Smith 
Graduss Clows 

Aprill ye 25d — 1719 then appeared before me John 
Smith Esq« one of His Majestyes Justeses of ye peace for 
Quens County asigned the within named Thomas Poyer 
and acknowledged the within written indenture to be 
his vohmtary act and deed — John Smith 

A true copy of ye orrignall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

These presents testefyeth that John Smith & Hezeciah 
Denton both of Jamaica in Queens County have made 
an exchang of land as followeth viz. that ye said John 
Smith haveing an hundred & four roods part of ye 
land which the said John Smith had of Mr. Poyer land 
that was formerly Samuell Denton deceased it is butted 
and bounded as followeth that is to say north by Thomas 
Wiggins & east by the above said John Smith & south 
by ye land of ye abovesaid Hezeciah Denton & west by 
ye land of Jonathan Whithead all which one hundred 
and four roods ye above said John Smith doth fully 
firmly & absolutely sell alien and make over from him- 
selfe his heirs and assigns unto Hezeciah Denton & to 
his heirs and assigns to have & to hold poses & injoy 
as his own proper right forever in consideration of which 
afore said one hundred and four roods of land ye above 
said Hezeciah Denton doth give aliene sell and make 
over unto the above mentioned John Smith a certain 
peice of upland lying in ye said neck by estemation one 
hundred and four roods and it is butted and bounded 



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as foUoweth viz that is to say northerly by ye land of ye 
above said John Smith and east by ye land of the above 
said Hezeciah Denton and south by ye land of the said 
Hezeciah Denton and westerly by ye land of the above 
John Smith all which one hundred & four roods of land 
the above said Hezeciah Denton doth fully firmly and 
absolutly sell alien and make over from himselfe his 
heirs and assigns unto John Smith and to his heirs 
and assigns to have and to hold poses & injoye as his 
and their own proper right forever to have and to hold 

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forever and that this is our mutuall and agreement 
wee doe by these presents testeffy by setting too our 
hands this twelfe day of June Annoq. Domini — 1719 — 
and the said John Smith and Hezeciah Denton doe by 
these presents engage each to other to defend & maintain 
this land now exchanged by this present deed free from 
all claimes and demands or morgages or incombrance 
from any person or persons claiming any intrest to ye 
land above mentioned as wittness our hands and scales 
ye day year above written John Smith (Seal) 

Signd before us Hezekiah Denton (Seal) 

Nicolas E\erit 
Nehemiah Smith 

Know all men by these presents that wee Nathan 
Smith Nehemiah Smith Wait Smith & Celeb Smith have 
made a devision of ye land that was our fathers over ye 
bogs and the above said Celeb is to have his share or 
halfe part which our farther gave him by deed on ye 
south side of said land this devision being made in ye 
year 1717 only the said Caleb is to have a sufRsient high 
way throught ye north part of said land to his own & 
to him his & assigns for ever as wittness our hands and 
scales this first day of August Annoq X 1718 
Sealed & delivered Nathan Smith O 

in ye presents of us Nehemiah Smith O 

Hezekiah Denton Wait Smith O 

Obediaii Ludlom Caleb Smith O 



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Know all men by these presents that we under writ- 
ten doe give liberty unto Caleb Smith of ye same place 
his heirs & assigns for to have a sufEsent highway throw 
our meadow at ye heither east neck to his own meadow 
for to pass and repass with waggins and horses or other 
occations as ye said Caleb shall have occation at any 

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time hereafter as wittness our hands and scales this first 
day of August Anno Domi 1718 

Sealed and delivered Nathan Smith O 

in ye of us Wait Smith O 

Hezeciah Denton 
Abraham Ludlom 

A true coppy entered by me Nehe" Smith Cler — 

This Indenture made this sixth day of September in 
the year of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Gorge by 
the grace of God King of Great Brittain &c. Defender of 
the Faith &c. and in ye year of our blised Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ seventeen hundred and eighteen between 
Thomas Whithead of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nasaw Island in the Coloney of New York of ye one 
part and John Ffosster of Hemstead in ye same County 
Island and Province above said of ye other part witt- 
nesseth that the said Thomas Whithead for and in con- 
sideration of ye sum of fiftty eight shillings good and 
lawfull money as above said to him in hand paid by ye 
said John Ffosster before ye ensealing and delivery 
hereof the receipt whereof the said Thomas Whithead 
do by these presents forever acquit and discharge the 
said John Ffosster his heirs exec^ admin^ from any 
furder claime or demaind from any part or parsell thereof 
have given granted bargained sold alienated enfeofted 
asshured and confirmed and the said Thomas Whit- 
head doe by these presents more fully clearly and abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell alien enfeofe asshure and 
confirm to him the said John Ffosster his heirs and 
assigns for ever a certain peice of salt meadow lying 



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and being in ye further east neck within the bounds 
and liminitts of Jamaica above said containing one acer 
and halfe which belongeth to a twenty acer right be ye 
same more or less as it was laid out in ye hook of the said 
next lying number six bounded as followeth eastterly 
by the great creek westerly by ye small lotts runing 
across ye said hook southerly by meadow formerly laid 
out to Davis and northerly by the meadow formerly 
laid out to Samuell Mathis which said peice of meadow 
grown the said Thomas Whithead purchased from 
William Oldfeild as may appear by his certain deed 
indentred under his hand and scale bearing date the 
twenty day of May seventeen hundred and fourteen 
reference thereunto had doth and may more amply 

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appear all which said peice of meadow ground as is above 
bounded and exsprest with the appurtenances ye said 
Thomas Whithead do own and acknowledge to have sold 
as above said with ye remainders and reversions thereof 
to have and to hold the above said peice of meadow ground 
with the appurtenances to him ye said John Ffosster 
his heirs and assigns to ye only proper use benefit and 
behoof of him the said John his heirs and assigns for ever 
and the said Thomas Whithead for himselfe his heirs 
exec** admin^ doe further covenant promise grant and 
agree to and with the said John Fosster his heirs and 
assigns that he the said Thomas Whithead had in him- 
selfe immeadiately before the insealing and delivery of 
these presents full power good right and lawfull authority 
to sell and dispose of ye above bargained meadow and 
promise with all and every of the appurtenances to him 
ye said John Fosster his heirs and assigns forevermore 
and that the said above granted meadow and primises 
with every part thereof at the time of the ensealing and 
delivery hereof are free and clear from all former bargains 
or other incumbrances done or suffered to be done by ye 
said Thomas Whithead or his assigns or any of them and 
that he the said Thomas Whithead and his heirs exec^ 
and admins the said granted meadow and primises 



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with ye appurtenances and every part and persell thereof 
unto him ye said John Fosster and his heirs and assigns 
against him ye said Thomas Whithead and his heirs 
and assigns and every of them and all and every other 
person & persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and 
by these presents forever defend in wittness whereof the 
said partyes to these presents have interchangeably put 
to there hands and scales the day and year first above 
mentioned Thomas Whithead O 

Sealed and delivered 
in ye presents of 
Elisabeth X Furman 

her mark 
Johanas Boerum 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Memorandom that on ye 21 day of May 1719 the 
within named Thomas Whithead before Jonathan Whit- 
head Esq^ one of His Mastty Justes of the Peace for 
Queens County assigned and did own and acknowledge 
that he sealed and delivered ye within written deed for ye 
uses within mentioned Jonathan Whithead 

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This Indenture made this eighteen day of Aprill & in 
ye forth year of the reigne of our Soverraigne Lord 
Gorge by ye grace of God of Great Brittain France & 
Irland King Defender of ye Faith &c and in the year of 
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & eighteen 
& betwen Nehemiah Smith Senor and Samuell Denton 
of Jamaica in Quens County on Nasaw Island and in 
the Province of New York of the one part and John 
Ffosster Saner of Hemstead in ye same County Province 
afore said of ye other part wittness that the above said 
Nehemiah Smith and Samuell Denton for & in considera- 
tion of ye full & just sum of six pounds corrant money 
of NewYork to them in hand paid by ye above said John 



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Ffosster at or before ye ensaleing & delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof they doth hereby own & 
doth acknowledge themselfes therewith satisfied contented 
and paid & thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate 
aquitt and discharge ye above said John Fosster his 
heirs execs & admin^ all & every of them from every 
part & parcell thereof have given granted enfeofted 
released confirmed ashured quited claimed sold & made 
over & doe by these presents fully clearly & absolutely 
give grant enfeoft release confirm asshur quitt claime 
sell and make over unto ye above said John Ffosster his 
heirs and assigns for ever all that peice parcell or lot of 
meadow containing by estimation one acor & a half be ye 
same more or less as it was laid out lying upon ye further 
east neck in ye great hoock buted & bounded as fol- 
loweth that is to say east by ye great crick and west by 
ye range of lots runing acros the said hoock and north 
by Thomas Whithead and south by Daniell Smith and 
allso another lot of meadow in the same above said hook 
containing by esstemation one acor and a half be ye 
same more or less as it was laid out buted & bounded as 
followeth that is to say east & south by ye above said 
crick and west by the rang of lots runing acroos the above 
said hook and north by by Hendrick Hendreckson all 
which meadow as abovsd and exsprest together with all 
apurtenances privelidges to be made or profites to be 
made from this time forth & forever with all ye right title 
property claime of the said Nehemiah Smith & Samuell 
Denton theirs heirs and assigns to have & to hold forever 
and ye same to be and remain to the only proper use 
benefit & behoofe of him the said John Fosster his heirs 
and assigns forever and that the said John Fosster his 
heirs exec' admins or assigns shall & may at all times for 
ever here after hold occupy posses & in joy the above re- 

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cited meadow & primises as his or their own meadow of 
inheritance in fee simple freely & clearly discharged of 
and from all former givfts grants sales morgages do wry s 
or extents or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever 



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had made or commited at any time or times before the 
ensaleing or delivery of these presents with a warrantee 
to defend the same against any person or persons laying 
any just claime to ye same in testemony whereof ye 
parties first above written hath set to their hands and 
affixed their sales ye day & year first above written 
Sealed & delivered Nehemiah X Smith O 

in ye presents of us his mark 

Nathan Smith Samuell Denton O 

Nehemiah Smith 

Queens County pr— May 22d 1719— 

There came before me Jonathan Whithead Esq' 
one of His Maj**"^ Jussteses for Queens- County asigned 
the above named Nathan Smith & Nehemiah Smith 
wittnesses to the above deed & they did declar on oath 
that they saw ye above named Nehemiah Smith & 
Samuell Denton signd seale & deliver the above deed 
freely to the uses therein mentioned 

A true coppy of ye origganall deed entered by me 

Neh"" Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty first day of June 
and in thirteen year of the reigne of our Soverreigne 
Lady Anne by ye grace of God of Great Brittain France 
& Irland Queen Defender of the Faith &c. and in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& foreteen and betwen Samuell Smith Juner Samuell 
Smith son of Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Island 
in ye Province of New York yeoman of the one part 
and Samuell Carpenter of the same place County Island 
& Province of New York of ye other part witnesseth that 
ye above sd Samuell Smith Juner for & in consideration 
of ye sum of thirty one pounds corrant money of New- 
York to him in hand paid by ye above said Samuell 
Carpenter at or before the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby own and doth 
acknowledge himselfe to be therewith satisfied con- 
tented and paid & thereof & therefrom doe forever 
exonerate aquitt & discharge the above said Samuell 



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Carpenter his heirs exec^ admins and every of them from 
every part and parcell thereof have given granted aliened 
enfeofed asshur quited claimed sold and made over and 
doe by these presents freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant alinate enfeofe assure quitt claime sell and make 
over unto ye above said Samuell Carpenter his heirs & 
assigns for ever all that peice parcell and lot of upland 
being in ye bounds of Jamaica aforesd containing by 
estemation ten acors be ye same more or less as it was 
laid out & buted & bounded as followeth that is to say 
east by ye land of Joseph Oldfeild and west by a highway 
or Freeman path and north by Samuell Carpenter land 
and south by Samuell Smith Juner from ye front east- 
ward this this land shall have an axct bread as far as the 
clear land goes all which land as above bounded & ex- 
sprest with all the prevelidges appurtenances heredite- 
mants & emoliments to the same belonging with all ye 
trees timber trees wood under wood whether standing 
lying or belonging to ye same with ye same with all ye 
esstate right title property claime & demand of him ye 
said Samuell Smith Juner his heirs exec^ & admin^ to 
him ye said Samuell Carpenter his heirs & assigns to have 
and to hold forever and the same to be & remaine to the 
only proper use benefit & behoofe of him ye said Samuell 
Carpenter his heirs & assigns for ever and that the said 
Samuell Carpenter his heirs execs admins & assigns shall 
& may at all times forever hereafter have hold occupy 
posses & injoy the above recited land & primises as his or 
their own land of inheritance in fee simple freely clarly 
discharged of & from all former givfts grants sales mor- 
gages dowrys intails extents judgments executions or 
extents or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever and 
ye said Samuell Smith Juner doth further promise cove- 
nant & agree for himselfe his heirs exec^ admins to & 
with ye said Samuell Carpenter his heirs & assigns that 
had at ye time of ye ensaleing & delivery of these presents 
full power & lawfull authority for to sell and disspose of 
ye same in maner & form as above said and allso will 



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sale & deliver any other firmer deed or convaence for ye 
primises & warrant & for defend ye same against any 
person or persons laying just claime to ye same as ye 
said Samuell Carpenter his heirs or assigns shall be ad- 
vised or procure to be drawn by his or their counsell 
larned in ye law for ye space of seven years next insueing 
in testemony whereof ye parties first above written hath 
set to his hand & afixed his sale ye day and year first above 

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written Samuell Smith O 

Saled & delivered 
in ye presents of 
Nathan Smith 
Joanna X Smith 
her mark 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered by me 

Nehe™ Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the nine & twenty day of October 
in ye eleventh year of ye reigne of our Soverreigne Lady 
Anne Quen of Great Brittain &c. & in ye year of our 
Lord Christ seventeen hundred & twele between Samuell 
Bayles & Nicolas Stillwell both of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Province of New York gentt both on the 
one part & Samuell Carpenter of Jamaica afore said & 
in said County & Province gentt on ye other part witt- 
nesseth that ye said Samuell Bayless & Nicolas Stillwell 
for & in consideration of ye sum of ten pounds lawfull 
money of New York to them in hand paid before ye 
executeing of these presents by ye said Samuell Carpenter 
ye receipt whereof wee doe acknowledge & thereof & of 
& from every part thereof doe acquitt exonerate and dis- 
charge the said Samuell Carpenter his heirs exec" and 
admin" by these presents for ever have given granted 
sold conveyed confirmed & doth by these presents give 
grant sell convey & confirm unto the said Samuell Car- 
penter & to his heirs and assigns forever a certain peice or 
parcell of salt meadow grown sittuate lying & being in ye 



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bounds of Jamaica afore said on a neck commonly 
known by ye name of ye further east neck bounded north 
by Joseph Oldfeild west by Robt. Ashmans meadow now 
in ye tenure of Samuell Carpenter & of his brother Hope 
Carpenter south by ye meadow of said Samuell & east 
by William Ludlom it being one eaquall half part of a 
five acors lot be it more or less together with all ye 
estate right title intreest claime & demand of in & to ye 
same with ye revertions & remainders thereof to have 
& to hold ye said one equall half part of ye said five 
acor lot of meadow grown unto him ye sd Samuell Car- 
penter & his heirs & assigns forever to ye only use benefit 
and behoofe of him ye said Samuell Carpenter his heirs 
and assigns forevermore and ye said Samuell Bayles & 
Nicolas Still well doth for themselfes their heirs exec & 

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admin" covenant and agree to & with ye said Samuell 
Carpenter & his heirs and assigns & to either of them 
that they ye said Samuell Bayles & Nicolas Stillwell or 
their heirs exec^ or admin*' shall & will at any time within 
ye space of seven years next comeing at the proper cost 
of ye said Samuell Carpenter acknowledge executed & 
performed any other reasoable acts & things for ye further 
or more eaqually better assureing & conveying ye prim- 
ises to ye said Samuell Carpenter & to his heirs & assigns 
& allso to warrant & defend ye said Samll Carpenter & 
to his heirs & assigns in possesion of ye premises against 
ye lawfull claime and demand all or any person or per- 
sons whatsoever in wittness whereof they have hereunto 
put their hands & scales ye day & year above written — 
Signed sealed & delivered Samuell Bayles O 

in \e presents of us Nicolas Stillwell O 

Tho. Wiiithead 
Joseph Smith 

A true coppy of the origginall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith Cler 

Att the request of Thomas Petit of Jamaica in Queens 
County I have this djay surveyd & laid out to him a peice 



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of swampy ground in ye said Township according to the 
annexed scheme containing thirteen aceres the same being 
taken up by him on account of his rights to the undivided 
land in ye same Township — 

Performed the 2d of Jenewary Anno 1719 

by me Sam Clowes Surve — , 

A true coppy enterd by me Jenewary the 15d — 1719 — 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Know all men by these presents that I Richard Old- 
feild of Jamaica doe give grant unto Nehemiah Smith 
of ye same place and to his heirs & assigns free leberty 
for to pass in a suffisient way over my land at ye heither 
east neck which said land I had of Nehemiah Smith 
Saner with wagins & horses & other ocations as ye said 
Nehemiah his heirs or assigns shall have need from one 
time to another forever hereafter unto his said meadow 
as wittness my hand this 25 day of Apprill Annoq — 
1720 Richard Oldfeild 

A true copy enterd by me Nehe"* Smith — Cler — 

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This Indenture made the twenty fivft of May & in 
the sixth year of ye reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and twenty 
and betwen Joseph Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens 
County on ye one part and Samuell Carpenter of ye 
same place on the other partee wittnesseth that ye said 
Joseph Carpenter for and in consideration of a valuable 
sum of corrant lawfull money of NewYork aforesaid 
to him in hand paid by the above said Samuell Carpenter 
at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents 
the receipt whereof ye above said Joseph Carpenter doth 
hereby own & doe acknowledge himselfe to be therewith 
satisfied contented and paid & thereof and therefrom doe 
forever exonerate aquit and discharge ye above said 



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Samuell Carpenter his heirs exec^ admin" all and every 
part and parsell thereof have given granted release con- 
firme asshured quitted elaimd sold and made over & doe 
bj'^ these presents fully clearly & absolutely give grant 
enfeoft release confirm assure quitt claime sell and make 
over unto the above said Samuell Carpenter his heirs and 
assigns forever all that peice or parcell of salt meadow 
lying & being in a neck commonly called ye heither east 
neck in ye bounds & limmitts of Jamaica afore said ye 
one equall halfe part of meadow that was John Moreheads 
which was formerly Hope Carpenter deceased and it is 
butted and bounded as followeth viz that is to say south 
by undevided meadow belonging to the lot that did form- 
erly belong to Capt. Carpenter deceased and bounded 
west by ye meadow of ye above named Samuell Car- 
penter and north by ye highway and bounded east by 
the meadow of ye above named Joseph Carpenter and 
allso a part in the undevided meadow above mentioned 
that belong to the said lott and allso a part in a hammock 
lying in Benjemain Wiggins meadow what of ye same 
belongeth the above said peice of meadow here exsprest 
by ye same more or less as it is above bounded & exsprest 
togeather with and singular ye appurtenances and priv- 
eldges commoditeis advantages hereditaments elimoments 
to ye same belonging or any maner of ways appertaining 
unto said Samuell Carpenter his heirs exec' admin* 
and assigns forever and the said Joseph Carpenter doth 
further covenant agree to & with ye said Samuell Car- 
penter his heirs & assigns may both now and may at all 
times forever hereafter have hold occupy posess and 
injoye ye above receited meadow and hammock with 

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the primises as his own inheritance in fee simple to him 
his heirs and assigns forever to have and to hold for ever 
fully and absolutely discharged of and from all former 
gifts grants morgages intailes judgments or executions 
reversions remainders or remainders or any other title 
or incumbrance whatsoever had made or committed at 
any time or times before ye sealing or delivery of these 



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presents with a warrantee to defend ye same against any 
person or persons laying any just claime to ye same in 
testemony & conformation ye above said Joseph Car- 
penter hath set to his hand and affixed his seale ye day 
and year first above written 

Saled and delivered Joseph X Carpenter O 

in ye presents of us his mark 

Samuell Smith 
Nehemiah Smith 

A true copy of the origginall entred by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the fift day of Apprill and in 
the sixth year of the reigne of our Soverraignt Lord 
Gorge King over Great Brittain &c. King Defender of 
the Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ seventeen 
hundred and tweenty betwen John Smith of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nasaw Island & in the Province 
of New York yeoman of ye one part and David Watters 
of ye same place yeoman on ye other partee wittnesseth 
that ye said John Smith for & in consideration of ye 
sum of one pound corrant lawfuU money of New York 
to him in hand paid by the above said David Watters 
at or before the insealing or delivery of these presents 
ye receipt whereof he doth hereby own and acknowledge 
himselfe to be therewith satisfied & thereof and there- 
from and from every part and parsell thereof doe by these 
presents for ever acquit exonerate and discharg ye said 
David Watters and his heirs exec" admin* have given 
granted bargained sold alienated conveyed assured and 
confirmed & he the said John Smith doth by these presents 
give grant bargaine sell alienate convey assure and 
confirme unto ye said David Watters & to his heirs and 
assigns forever a certain peice or parsell of fresh meadow 
lying in a neck commonly called ye heather east neck 
in Jamaica afore said and it is butted and bounded as 
followeth viz that is to say south by a pond & a dich & 
west by meadow of Thomas Smith & northerly by ye 
upland and east by ye meadow of ye above said David 



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Walters being an acore more or less as it is above butted 
& bounded with all ye privelidges and appurtenances 
unto ye above mentioned peice of meadow or any maner 

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of ways appertaining with and singular to every part 
and parsell thereof together with all the primises there- 
unto belonging or in any maner of ways appertaining 
and ye heredittaments thereunto belonging unto ye 
above said David Watters and to his heirs & assigns 
forever with all ye right title claime and demand of him 
ye said John his heirs exec^ admin^ or assigns to him ye 
said David Watters his heirs & assigns to have and to 
hold forever and ye same to be and remaine to the only 
proper use benefitt and behoofe of him ye said David 
Watters his heirs exec admin^ shall and may at all times 
forever hereafter have hold occupy posess & injoye ye 
above recitted meadow and meadow and primises with 
all appurtenances thereunto belonging as his own in- 
heretitance in fee simple freely & clearly discharged of 
and from all former givfts grants morgages scales dowrys 
extents or executions or any other title or incumbrance 
whatsoever had made or committed at any time or 
times before ye ensealing or delivery of these presents 
with a warrantee to defend ye same against any person 
or persons laying any just claime to ye same or any 
part thereof & will scale or deliver any other or firmer 
deed or conveiance for the primises above said in teste- 
mony and wittness whereof ye above said John Smith 
hath set to his hand and affixed his scale the day and 
year first above written John Smith O 

Saled and delivered 
in ye presents of us 
Jonathan Watters 
Nicolas Everitt 

Memorandom that on ye 5d of Apprill Anno^ 1720 
then appeared before me ye within named John Smith and 
did acknowledge ye within instruement to be his own 
volintary act & deed — John Smith, Just 



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A true coppy entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Page 221^. 
This Indenture made the ninth day of February in 
ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and eighteen & nineteen & in ye fifth year of our Sovereign 
Lord George by ye grace of God over Great Brittain &c. 
King betwen Peter Hendrickson Brass of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Island in ye Colloney of New- 
York yeoman and Cattrine his wife of ye one part and 
Hendrick Brass their son of ye same place black-smith 
of ye other part wittnesseth that ye said Petter Hendrick- 
son Brass & Cattrine his wife for & in consideration of ye 
sum of two hundred & eight pounds corrant money well 
& truly by ye said Hendrick Brass to him ye sd Petter 
Hendrickson Brass & Cattrine his wife in hand paid 
before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents ye re- 
ceipt whereof they doe hereby acknowledge & themselves 
their with to be fully & intirly satisfyed contented & 
paid & their of & their from & of & from every part 
& parcell their of they doe fully clearly & absolutly 
acquitt exonerate and discharge ye sd Hendrick Brass 
his heirs executors admin"* by these presents hath granted 
bargained sold conveyed enfeoffed released assured & 
confermed & hereby doth grant bargain convey enfeoffe 
release assure & conferm unto ye sd Hendrick Brass his 
heirs & assigns forever all that a certain peice or parcell 
of upland situate lying & being in ye Township of Jamaica 
above sd being bounded south by ye commons road north 
by ye land of John Lamberson west by ye land of John 
Williamson and east by the mark trees at large will ap- 
pear by a certain deed of William Creed deseased baring 
date the twenty second day of February one thousand six 
hundred & ninty & a deed of Eldert Lucas baring date ye 
twenty eight day of June one thousand six hundred ninty 
& two & allso a certain parcell of meadow situate lying & 
being at Oldfeilds neck ye sd place & bounds at large 
will appear by a certain deed of Nathaniell Lyness 



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baring date ye twenty eight day of June one thousand 
six hundred eightty & six together with all singular ye 
preveledges heredittaments & appurtenances unto ye 
said land & meadow & premesess belonging or in any 
wise appertaining & ye reversions rents issues and & 
profits of ye same & every part thereof to have and to 
hold all & singular ye premeses before in and by these 
presents granted & conveyed with every their appurten- 
ances unto ye sd Hendrick Brass his heirs & assigns to 
his & their only proper use benefitt & behoofe forever & 
ye sd Fetter Hendrickson Brass & Cattrine his wife for 
themselves their heirs exec^ & admin^ doth covenant prom- 

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ise grant & agree to and with ye said Hendrick Brass his 
heirs & assigns as followeth that is to say that they ye said 
Fetter Hendrickson & Cartrine hath in themselves at 
ye time of ye sealing & delivery of these presents good 
right full power & absolute authority to grant & sell ye 
premeses above mentioned in maner & form as afore said 
and that ye same & every part thereof shall for ever 
hereafter remaine & continey unto ye said Hendrick 
Brass his heirs and assigns as a good perfect & indefeazable 
estate of inheritance in fee simple & lastly that ye sd 
Fetter Hendrick Brass and Catrine his wife their heirs 
exec^ & admin*'''' ye above granted land & meadow & 
premeses unto ye sd Hendrick Brass his heirs & assigns 
against all people whatsoever lawfully claiming ye same 
or any part thereof shall & will warrant & forever by 
these presents defend in wittness whereof the said Fetter 
Hendrick Brass & Catrine his wife hath hereunto sett 
their hands and sales the day and year first above written 
Sealed & delivered Fetter X Hendrick Brass O 
in presents of his mark 

Jonathan Ffish Cattrine X Brass O 

John Gale her mark 

Queens County Jamaica February ye 9th day 1718/19 
Then appeared before John Hunt , Esqur one of His 
Maig*^'' Justess of ye peace for sd County ye within 



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named Petter Hendrick Brass & Cattrine his wife and 
did acknowledge ye within instruement of conveyaince 
to be their and each of their free and vollintary act and 
deed — John Huntt 

Jamaica Desember ye sixteen d 1720 
A true coppy of ye origginall deed entred & compared 
by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made ye twenty sixth day of August 
in ye year of our Lord & Saviourr Christ Jesus seventeen 
hundred & twenty & in ye seventh year of ye reigne of 
Soveraigne Lord Gorge by ye grace of God of Great 
Brittain Ffrance & Irland King Defender of ye Faith 
&c. betwen Thedoris Pohannas of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Island in ye Colloney of New York 
yeoman of the one part & his son Johanas Polhemas of 
ye same place cordwinder of ye other part wittnesseth 
that ye said Theodorus Pohemas for & in consideration 
of ye sum seven hundred pounds corrant money of said 
Colloney well & truely by ye said Johannas Pohemas to 
him ye said Thedoras Polheamas in hand paid before ye 

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ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof 
he doth hereby acknowledge & himselfe therewith to be 
fully & intirely satisfied contented & paid & thereof and 
therefrom every part & parsell thereof doth fully freely 
clearly & absolutly acquitt exonerate release and dis- 
charge ye said Johanas Polhemas his heirs executors and 
administrators and every of them by these presents hath 
granted bargained sold conveyed enfeofed released as- 
shured & confirmed & hereby doth grant bargaine sell 
convey enfeof release asshure and confirm unto ye said 
Johanas Polhemas his heirs & assigns for ever all that a 
certain messuage or tennement dewlling house out houses 
barn orchards gardens well & tract or parsell of land 
scituate lying & being within the limmitts of Jamaica 
above said at a place called and known by ye name of 
New Jamaica ye same begins at ye Conner of Eldert 



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Lucases land next to ye rood that lyes betwen Jamaica 
& Fflatbush & runs thence eastward along said land to 
another corner thereof then againe northward to ye 
main rood which leads to ye fery then along ye said 
rood eastward to ye northwest corner of Garritt Classons 
land then along ye same south ward to another corner 
thereof then eastward along ye same about forty nine 
roods to ye land now also conveyed to Abraham Pol- 
hemas and then along ye same about south three degrees 
& fiftteen minuites east one hundred eleven & a quatter 
rods to ye other land of said Eldert Lucases then west- 
ward along ye same to ye northwest Conner thereof & 
again south by east about eighty four rods to a white 
oak tree at ye south west corner of ye said Elderd land 
then westward to ye said road betwen Jamaica & Fflatt- 
bush & then north along said road to ye place first begun 
containing within ye said limmitts one hundred & tenn 
aceres more or less with ye moity or equall halffe of that 
tract of land lying & being in ye limmitts of Newtown 
containing in ye whole by estimation six aceres be ye 
same more or less & is bounded north by Cornelious 
Wyckhoff by ye south road south by Peter Lott & west 
by Thomas Doxcy with allso ye one moity or equall 
halff of all ye meadow both salt & fresh att present be- 
longing to him ye said Theodoras Polhemas within ye 
limmitts & bounds of Jamaica afore said together with 
all & singular ye rights priviledges commodities advant- 
ages hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to ye 

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sd messuage or tennement tracts or parsells of lands 
meadow & other ye premises belonging or properly ap- 
pertaining & ye reversion reversions remainders & re- 
mainders rents issues and proffitts of ye same & of every 
part parcell & member thereof to have & to hold all and 
singular ye premises before in & by these presents granted 
& conveyed with their each & every of their appurtenances 
unto him ye said Johanas Polheamas his heirs & assigns 
to his & their only & sole proper use benefit & behoofe 
forever and ye said Thedorius Polheamas for himselfe 



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his heirs exec^ & admin^ doth covenant promise grant & 
agree to & with ye said Johannas Polhemas his heirs 
& assigns as followeth that is to say that he hath in 
himselfiF at the time of ye sealing & deHvery of these 
presents good right full power lawfull & absolute authority 
to grant bargain & sell ye premises above mentioned in 
manner & form as afore sd & that ye same & every part 
parcell & member thereof shall from henceforth forever 
hereafter remain abide continue & be unto ye said 
Johannas Polheamas his heirs & assigns as a good pure 
perfect & indefeasible estate of inhearitance in fee simple 
& lastly that he ye sd Thedorus Polhemas his heirs & 
exec^ ye herein & hereby before granted messuage or 
tennement land meadow & other ye premises with every 
their appurtenance unto ye said Johannas Polhemus his 
heirs & assigns against all people whatsoever lawfully 
claiming ye same or any part thereof shall & will warrant 
& forever by these presents aquitt & defend in wittness 
whereof ye said Theodorus Polhemas hath hereunto sett 
his hand and seal ye day & year first above written 
Sealed & delivered Theodoras Polhemas O 

in ye presents of 
Jacob Ramson 
Petter Berrien 

Memorandum that on ye 5 day of Desember Anno — 
1720, ye within named Theodoris Polhemas personally 
appared before me Thedoris Van Wick one of His Majes- 
ties Justeses of ye Peace assigned & acknowledged ye 
within written deed to be his reall act on voUintary deed 

Theodoras Van Wick 

A true coppy of ye originall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 



Page 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come Know yee that I Adam Smith of Jamaica 
in Queens County in ye CoUoney of New York yeoman 



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for divers good causes and considerations him thereunto 
moveing hath remised released and forever quitted claimed 
and by these presents for himselfe and his heirs doth 
fully clearly and absolutely remise release and forever 
quitt claime unto John Lamberson of ye same place in 
ye peaceable possesion and to his heirs and assigns 
forever all such right esstate title intrest and demand 
whatsoever as he ye said Adam Smith had or ought 
to have of in or to a certain lott of land situate lying and 
being in ye Township of Jamaica westward of ye said 
town near ye meadows lying in a tract of land which ye 
said Adam Smith purchassed of John Ockey deseased 
and it is butted and bounded as followeth viz begining 
at a white ock tree dry & barked soe runing easterly to a 
black ock tree marked standing near a fence bounded 
north by ye land of Adam Smith above said & thence 
runing southerly near ye fence to a black ock sapling 
standing by ye fence thence runing westerly to a wannute 
sapling marked then runing to ye white ock tree first 
mentioned and allsoe I Adam Smith doe grant a liberty 
and alow a suffissient way to ye above bounded land 
unto John Lamberson & to his heirs & assigns forever 
from ye parth to have and to hold ye said land which 
in the whole is seventeen acers measured with ye prim- 
ises unto ye said John Lamberson & to his heirs and 
assigns forever soe that neither ye said Adam Smil^h nor 
his heirs exec^ admin^ nor any other person for him or 
them or in his or their names or in ye name right or stead 
of any of them shall or will by any ways or means here- 
after have claime challenge or demand any essteate right 
or title of in or ye primises but from all and every action 
right & demand of in or to the primises they & every of 
them shall be utterly excluded and barred for ever by 
these presents and allso ye said Adam Smith and his heirs 
the said seventeen acors of land & primises with ye ap- 
purtenances unto ye said John Lamberson & to his heirs 
& assigns and to his & their proper use benefit & behoofe 
against their heirs and assigns to his & every of them 
shall warrant and forever defend by these presents in 



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wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale 

this tweenty third day of October Annoq Dom 1721 and 

in ye eight year of His Maigestey reigne 

Sealed and delivered Adam Smith O 

in ye presents 

Garritt X Darling 

his mark 
Nehemiah Smith 

A true coppy of ye origginall release entered by me 

• Nehemiah Smith — Cler 

May ye 14th 1733 Benj° Carmans mark is two holes 
in the of ear 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come Know ye that I John Rodes of Jamaica in Queens 
County in ye Colloney of NewYork yeoman for divers 
good causes & considerations him moveing hath remised 
released and forever quit claimed and by these presents 
for himselfe and his heirs doth fully clearly & absolutely 
remise release and forever quitt claiine unto Anthony 
Watters of ye same place in his full and peaceable poses- 
sion & seazin and to his heirs and assigns forever all 
such right esstate title intreest and demand whatsoever 
as he ye said John Rodes had or ought to have of in or to 
a certain lott of land sittuate and being in the Township 
of Jamaica eastward of the said Town on the hills lying 
sixteen bounded west by Eliass Bayles east by land laid 
out to Mr. Ashman north by Flusshing line south by a 
high way that parts the ten acers lotts and the hills lotts 
which was laid out on ye right of William Fosster deed 
to have and to hold ye said land and primises unto the 
said Anthony Watters his heirs and assigns to the only 
use benefit and behoofe of him his heirs and assigns for- 
ever so that neither he the said John Rodes nor his heirs 
exec' admin'' nor any other person for him or them or in 
his or their names or in the name right stead of any of 
them shall or will by any way or mean hereafter have 



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claime challenge or demand any esteate right or title of 
in or to ye primises but from all and every action right 
and demand of in or to the primises they and every of them 
shall be utterly excluded & barred forever by these 
presents and allso the said John Rodes & his heirs the 
said premises with ye appurtenances to ye said Anthony 
Watters his heirs & assigns to his and their own proper 
use against their heirs and assigns and every of them 
shall warrant & forever defend by these presents in 
wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale 
this twenty first day of Apprill Anno Dom 1715 — it is 
agreed before the signing & saleing that the above lott 
shall be ten rodds wide at both ends 
Sealed and delivered John X Rodes O 

in presents of his mark 

Sam Bayles 
J. Smith 

This lease entered & compared by me 

A true coppie Nehe"' Smith — Cler — 

Page 230 
To all people to whome these presents come greeting 
&c. Know ye that I Samuell Smith of Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Province of New York for and in 
consideration of a certain sum of money paid to me in 
hand before the ensealing hereof by David Watters of 
ye said County ye receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowl- 
edge and my selfe therewith fully satisfied and contented 
and acquit and discharge the said David Watters his 
heirs executors admins forever by these presents have 
given granted bargained sold alinated conveyed and 
confirmed and by these presents doe freely absolutely 
give grant bargin sell alinate convey and confirm unto 
him ye said David his heirs and assigns forever ten acors 
of upland being a five acors right of meadow lying in 
the heither east neck to have and to hold the said granted 
and bargained primises with all the appurtenances prev- 
elidges and commodities to ye same belonging or in any 



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wise appertaining to him the said David his heirs and 
assigns forever to his and their only proper use benefitt 
and behoof e forever and I the said Samuell Smith for me 
my heirs exec" admin^ doe covenant promise and grant 
to and with the said David his heirs and assigns that 
before ye ensaleing hereof I am ye true sole and lawfull 
owner of the above bargained primises and am lawfully 
seized and posesed of ye same in mine own proper right 
as a good perfect and absolute esteat of inheritance in 
fee simple and have in myselfe good right full power and 
lawfull authority to grant bargain sell convey and confirm 
sd bargained primises in maner as afore said and that 
ye said David his heirs and assigns shall and may from 
time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force 
and vertue of these presents lawfully peaceablely and 
quitly have hold use occupy posess and injoye the said 
demised and bargained premses with the appurtenances 
free & clear & freely & clearly acquited exonerateed & 
discharged of from all maner of former and other givft 
grants bargain sales leases morgages wills intails joynters 
dowries judgments executions incumbrances and intents 
furthermore I ye said Samuell Smith for my selfe my heirs 
executors adminstrators doe covenant and ingage the 
above demised premises to him the said David Watters 
his heirs and asigns against the lawfull claime or demands 
of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter 
to warrant secure and defend the same in wittness whereof 
I have hereunto sett my hand and sale this ninth day of 
Jenewary 1721 Samuell Smith O 

Signed saled & delivered 
in ye presents of us 
John Carman 
Jacamiah Denton 

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Queens County memorad that on ye 21d of Jenewary 

1721 then came before me Sam. Smith within named 

and did acknowledge that he executed the within deed 

freely — Thomas Smith Justess of the Peace 



Jamaica, Long Island ^03 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed enterd by me 

Nehemiah Smith pr Cler — 

This Indenture made this tweenty second day of 
Jenewary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred & tweenty one between Joseph Smith of Jamaica 
in Queens County yeoman of the one part & David 
Watters of ye same place yeoman on the other part witt- 
nesseth that the said Joseph Smith for & in considera- 
tion of the sum of tweenty shilHngs to him paid by ye 
said David Watters before ye enseaHng of these presents 
the receipt of which he doth hereby own & thereof doth 
acquitt and discharge the said David Watters & his heirs 
& exec* forever hath granted bargained & sold & by these 
presents doth grant bargaine & sell unto the said David 
Watters & to his heirs & asigns forever a certain small 
peice of meadow lying in the heither east neck of the 
said Township containing about one acor lying on ye 
east side of a ditch which fences the north part of said 
neck adjoyning to ye meadow of said David together 
with the hereditaments thereunto belonging to have & 
to hold the said small peice of meadow with ye appurten- 
ances unto ye said David Watters and to his heirs and 
assigns to his & their only use benefitt & behoof forever 
and the said Joseph Smith doth hereby for himselfe & 
his heirs covenant to and with the said David Watters 
and heirs & assigns that he the said Joseph Smith & his 
heirs exec' & admin'' the above granted peice of meadow 
with its appurtenances unto the said David Watters & his 
heirs & assigns against all lawf uU claime of any person or per- 
sons whatsoever shall warrant & by these presents defend 
in wittness whereof the said Joseph Smith hath hereunto 
sett his hand & scale the day & year above first written — 
Sealed & delivered Joseph Smith O 

^^T T Memorad that on ye within date 

William Lawrence , „ t i c -^i o 

T-i ,, T came beiore me Joseph Smith & 

Delord X Lawrence ,. , , , , ^i ^ i 

., , » did acknowledge that he exe- 

the mark ot ^ , -^.i,- j j i? i 

J c cuted ye within deed ireely — 

Thotmas Smith — ^Justes 



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A true coppy of ye orrigginall entered by me 

Nehe™' Smith — Cler — 

Page 232 
This Indenture made the twelfe day of June & in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and tweenty two and in ye eight year of ye reigne of our 
soverraigne Lord Gorge over Great Brittain &c. France 
and Irland King Defender of ye Faith &c, between Gorge 
Woolcy of Jamaica in Queens County on the Island in 
ye Colloney of New York yeoman on ye one part & Samuell 
Ketcham of ye same place yeoman on the other part 
wittnesseth that ye sd Gorge Woolcy for and in considera- 
tion of ye sum of ten pounds corrant lawfull money of ye 
said Province well and truely by Samuell Ketcham to 
the said Gorge Woolcy in hand paid before the ensealing 
and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof he doth 
hereby acknowledge and himselfe therewith to be fully 
and intirely satisfied contented and paid and thereof 
and therefrom and of and from every thereof he doth by 
these presents fully clearly & absolutely acquitt exonerate 
and decharge ye said Samuell Ketcham his heirs exec^ 
and admins hath bargained sold conveyed and enfeofed 
released asshur and confirme unto ye said Samuell 
Ketcham and to his heirs and assigns forever all that a 
certain peice or parsell of upland sittuate lying & being 
in ye bounds of Jamaica afore said butted and bounded 
as followeth begining at ye south east corner at a whit 
ock tree thence runing northerly to Fushing bounds to a 
black sapling marked thence runing westerly bounded by 
ye land of the above said Samuell Ketcham soe bounded 
westerly by ye land of said Ketcham and southerly by 
ye land of said Ketcham to the bounds first mentioned 
all which land as it is above bounded & exsprest together 
with all and singular ye rights priviledges commodieties 
advantages heredittament and appurtenances to ye above 
mentioned land being seven acors more or less with ye 
primises belonging or in any maner of ways appertaining 
& ye reversions and remainders rents & profitts of ye 



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same & every part and parsell thereof to have and to 
hold ye primises in and these presents granted with ye 
appurtenances unto the said Samuell Ketcham & to 
his heirs and assigns and to his heirs & only proper 
use benefitt and behoof e forever and ye said Gorge Woolcy 
for himselfe his heirs exec^ admin^ doe covenant promise 

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grant and agree to and with ye said Samuell Ketcham his 
heirs and assigns as followeth that is to say that he hath 
in himselfe at ye time of the delivery and sealing of these 
presents good right full power lawf ull & absolute authority 
to grant bargen and sell ye above said land and primises 
above mentioned in maner and form afore said and that 
the same and every part and parsell & member thereof 
shall from henceforth forever hereafter remaine continue 
abide and be unto ye said Samuell Ketcham his heirs 
and assigns as a good pure perfect and indeafeaziable 
essteate of inhearitance in fee simple freely and clearly 
acquited released and discharged by ye said Gorge Woolcy 
his heirs execs admin^ of and from all incumbrance and 
intangelment whatever and lastly that he ye said Gorge 
Woolcy his heirs exec^ admin^ ye above granted conveai- 
ance unto ye said Samuell Ketcham his heirs and assigns 
against all persons whatsoever lawfully claimeing the 
same or any part thereof shall and will warrant and 
forever by these present defend in wittness whereof ye 
said Gorge Woolcy to these presents have hereunto sett 
his hand & scale ye day and year first above written — 
Saled and delivered Gorge Woolcy O 

in ye presents of us 
Neiiemiah Smith Jun 
Nehemiah Smith 

That on ye thirteen day of Jenewary Annoq 1722/3 
that ye within named Gorge Woolcy came before me one 
of Maigtese Justess of ye Peace in Queens County and 
did acknowledge that this within mentioned deed was 
his free act and deed — Thomas Smith 



206 Records of the Town of 

A true coppy of ye orrignall deed entered by me 

pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Page 231^ 
Know all men by these presents that wee John Car- 
penter Junior & Benjemain Coe son & heirs of Benje- 
main Coe late deceased both of Jamaica in Queens County 
on the Island of Nasaw and Colloney of New York yeoman 
have made made for us our heirs admins and assingns 
a firm and absolute exchang of two peices of upland 
lying & being in ye bounds and limmitts of Jamaica 
above said that is to say that ye above said John Car- 
penter doth give grant and by these present in way of 
exchange make over and confirme unto ye above said 
Benjemain Coe his heirs and assigns forever a certain 
peice of upland lying in ye east devision a lott formerly 
laid out to Nehemiah Smith Sanior bounded north on 
the lot that was formerly Samuell Denton east by Foster 
River south by land of ye above said Benjemain Coe & 
west by ye highway it being twelfe roods on ye east end 
& twelfe roods & eleven foots on ye west end all the above 
said land as it is above bounded and exsprest all which 
I make over unto Benjemain Coe his heirs and assigns 
forever — And in consideration whereof the above said 
Benjemain Coe doth likewise give grant and by way of 
exchange make over and confirm unto ye above said 
John Carpenter ye above mentioned weath of land at 
each end lying in the same devision above said and 
bounded as followeth viz north by ye land of ye above 
said Benjemain Coe & east by Fosster River & south by 
the land of ye above John Carpenter and west by the 
highway all which land as it is above bounded and exsprest 
I make over unto the above said John Carpenter his heirs 
& assigns to have and to hold forever and that this is our 
mutuall agreement wee bind our self es & each of us our heirs 
exec^ admin' firmly by these presents as wittness our hands 
this tweenty ninth day of Apprill Annoq Dom 1723 
Signed in the present of John Carpenter 

of Nehemiah Smith Cler Benjamin Coe 



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Page 235 
To all Christian people before whome these presents 
shall come wittnesseth that where as Benjemain Coe 
of Jamaica in Queens County in ye Province of NewYork 
heir of Benjemain Coe late of Jamaica deseased and 
Hannah Coe of ye same place which ye wife of Daniell 
Coe deseased executrix to ye estate of her husband 
whereas there is severall peices of land each of them 
there eaquall halfe in ye east devision the lott that was 
laid out to their father & the lot purchased of Gorge 
Woolcy which was laid out to John & Joseph Ludlom 
ye said Benjemain Coe and Hannah Coe hath devided ye 
above said lands as followeth that is to say the said 
Benjemain Coe is to have ye one halfe on ye west end and 
to run ye full breath as apear by a bush and stak for that 
purpose marked and ye said Hannah Coe for ye heir of 
ye said Daniell Coe deseased is to have ye east end of 
said tract and to run the whole breath allso one Lot 
bought of Benjemain Thuston the sd Benjeman Coe is 
to have ye halfe on the west end and to rune ye whole 
breath as will apear by trees for that purpose marked 
and ye said Hannah Coe or son of Daniell Coe deseased 
to have the east end runing ye whole breath and alsoe 
one lot in said devision bought of John Lamberson of 
said Benjemain Coe has all that lot and ye said Hannah 
Coe or ye heir of said Daniell Coe deseased hase the old 
lott commonly called ye mill lott wittneseth their hands 
and scales this nineteen day of June & in ye ninth year 
of His Maigties reigne and in ye year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and tweenty three 
Sealed and delivered Benjamin Coe O 

in ye presents of Hannah X Coe O 

Elizebeth Coe her mark 

Samll Higbee 

A true coppy of originall entered by me 

per Nehemi'' Smith — Cler 



208 Records of the Town of 

Elderd Lucas west devistion of land lies joining to 
Bettesis Crick and to ye south west of the rood that 
goes along ye south side — Entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

Page 236 
Reed of John Everitt six pounds New York corrency in 
part for quit rent due to his Ma jetty from the town 
of Jamaica — Wittness my hand this eleventh of Jenewary 
1723/4 Archabell Cannady 

Received from Mr. Jonathan Whithead of Jamaica 
the sum of eighteen pounds thirteen shillings & four pence 
in full for eight years quitt rent due from the Town of 
Jamaica for ye years 1713: 1714: 1715: 1716: 1717: 
1718: 1719 & 1720 Wittness my hand this 24 day of 
February Anno : 1720 Thomas Byerley 

Jamaica in Queens County — A highway surveyed & 
laid out by the commisoners undernamed begining at 
Newtown hay path on the north of John Snedicors house 
runing through the land of ye said Snedicors adjoying 
to Garritt Classen untill it comes to a white oak tree 
markt thence along the land of said Snedicors adjoying 
to the land of Johanass Williamson untill it comes to ye 
old road or Brookland hay path soe along the same road 
till it meet with Flatbush bounds being four rodds in 
breadth Jona" Whithead 

Performed by us Gabrill Luff 

the 4d of Febrewary 

A true coppy entred by me Nehe™' Smith Clerk 

This Indenture made this tweenty ninth day of Jenew- 
ary in the tenth year of ye reigne of our Soveraigne 
Lord King George over Great Brittain France and Irland 
Defender of ye Faith &c. Annoqe one thoussand seven 
hundred and tweenty three between Fosster Watters of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Long Island in ye Colloney 
of New York cordwider of the one part and Jonathan 



Jamaica, Long Island 209 

Watters of ye same place weaver on the other part witt- 
nesseth that the said Fosster Watters for and in con- 
sideration of ye sum of fifteen pounds corrant lawfull 
money of NewYork above said to him in hand paid by ye 
said Jonathan Watters at and before the ensealing and 
delivery of these presents the receipt of which the said 
Fosster Watters doth hereby own & acknowledge himselfe 
to be therewith satisfied & contented & thereof & of & 
from every part and parcell thereof doth acquitt & dis- 
charge ye said Jonathan Watters & his heirs exec^ and 
admin^ forever by these presents hath granted bargained 

Page 237 
sold aliened conveyed assured & confirmed and doth 
by these presents freely grant bargaine sell alien convey 
assure & confirm unto unto the said Jonathan Watters 
& to his heirs heirs and assigns forever a certain peice or 
parcell of salt meadow ground sittuate & lying in the haw 
tree neck in the Township of of Jamaica above said con- 
taining five acors more or less bounded east on Samuell 
Deane north on meadow of Jonathan Watters west on 
the hawtree creek and south on the bay which said 
meadow did formerly belong unto Thomas Watters the 
father of him the said Fosster together" with all and 
singular the commodities ways profitts advantages 
hammocks shells banks heredittaments and appurtenances 
whatsoever unto the said meadow belonging or in any 
wise appertaining and all the right estate title claime & 
demand whatsoever of the said Fosster Watters of in or 
to the same or any part thereof and the reversions & re- 
mainders thereof to have & to hold ye above granted 
& bargained parcell of meadow ground and premises 
with every of their appurtenances unto the said Jona- 
than Watters and to his heirs & assigns to the onely use 
benefit and behoofe of the said Jonathan Watters and 
his heirs and assigns for ever and ye said Fosster Watters 
immeadiately before the executing of this indenture had 
in himselfe good right & full power to alinate & convey 
the above bargained meadow and primises with every 
of their appurtenances unto ye said Jonathan Watters 



210 Records of the Town of 

and his heirs & assigns in manner & form afore said and 
the same shall remaine be and abide unto him & them a 
good pure p-fect & absolute estate of inheritance in fee 
simple and allsoe farther that the above bargained prem- 
ises & every part thereof are free and clear from any in- 
cumbrance morgages or intangment whatsoever and 
lastly the said Fosster Watters and his heirs exec^ admin^ 
the above granted peice or parcell of meadow and prem- 
ises with every of their appurtenances unto ye said Jona- 
than Watters and his heirs and assigns against all lawfull 
claimes & demands of any person or persons whatsoever 
shall warrant & by these presents forever defend in 
wittness whereof ye above parties have hereunto set their 
hands & scales the day & year above written — 
Sealed & delivered Fosster Watters O 

in the presents of 
John Tolman 
J. Smith 

A true of ye orignall deed entered by me 

Nehe""* Smith — Cler — ereors exsepted 

Page 238 
March ye lOd 1723/4— Then recefed of Nathaniell 
Denton the town pattins Indians deeds & the other papers 
which doe belong to the town I say recefed by me 

Nehemiah Smith 

To all Christian people to whome these presents 
shall come greeting know yee y* I Daniell Smith of Ja- 
maica in Queens County on ye Island of Nasaw in ye 
Province of New York yeoman for & in consideration of 
ye sum of four pounds lawfull money of New York above 
said to me in hand paid before ye ensealing & delivery 
hereof by John Fosster yeoman of Hemstead in ye 
County above sd ye receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowl- 
edge & my selfe therewith fully satisfied & contented 
& thereof and of every part & parcell thereof doe exec^ 
acquit & discharg ye sd John Fosster his heirs exec* 



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& admin'^ forever by these presents have given granted 
bargained sold ahnated conveyed and confirmed & by 
these presents doe freely fully and absolutely give grant 
bargaine sell alien convey & confirm unto the said John 
Fosster his heirs & assigns forever one certain messuage 
& tract of salt meadow ground situate lying & being 
m the bounds of Jamaica in ye County above said on 
ye neck known by ye name of ye further east neck & in 
hoock of ye sd neck being ye forth lot in number in ye 
said hook bounded as followeth bounded south west by 
alotment formerly belonging to Joseph Thusstone & now 
in ye possesion of Hendrickson & south east by the great 
crick & north east an alotment formerly belonging to 
Nehemiah Smith & now in ye posesion of ye sd John 
Fosster of said above sd & north west by ye alotments 
runing croos ye said hook which said meadow as it butted 
and bounded as may appear by ye records of ye town 
above said Jamaiac was lay out to my father Samuell 
Smith within ye said bounds a fiftteen acor right in ye 
sd alotment which sd meadow according to ye spesefied 
in ye record of ye alotments I Daniell Smith abovesd 
for me my heirs exec^ admin'' & doe covenant promise 
& grant to & with ye sd John Fosster his heirs and assigns 
y* before ye ensealing hereof I am ye true sole & lawfull 
owner of ye above bargained primises & am lawfully 
seized & possesed of ye same in mine own proper right 
as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance & 
in my selfe good right full power & lawfull authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm ye sd bargained 
premises in manner as above sd & that ye sd John Fosster 
his heirs & assigns shall & may from time to time & at all 
times forever hereafter by vertue of these presents law- 
fully peaceably & quitetly have hold use occupy poses 
& injoye ye said demised & bargained premises with ye 
appurtenance free & clar & freely & acquitted & discharged 
of & from all & all maner of former givfts grants bargains 
sales leases morgages wills entails joynters dowrys or 
incumbrance whatsoever & I ye sd Daniell Smith doe 
further covenant & bind my selfe my heirs exec^ & admins 



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firmly by these presents to warrant & defend ye said 
John Fosster his heirs & assigns in quiet & peasabell 
posesion of all & singular ye said granted premises 
against any just & lawfull claim of any person or persons 
whatsoever in wittness whereof I ye said Daniell Smith 
have hereunto sett my hand & sale this eight day of May 
Annoq — Domi: 1722 Daniell Smith O 

Signed & sealed & delivered 
in presents of 
Eliass Bayles 
Daniell Denton 

Page 239 
Jamaica: 20th Septerber — 1723 — Then & there the 
within named Daniell Smith came persoably before me 
Isaac Hicks Esq^ Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
in Queens County & acknowledged that he had executed 
this instrument freely & volluntaly to ye uses in the same 
written Isaac Hicks 

A true copy entred of ye origginall pre by me 

Nehe"*' Smith 

Cler— 

, This Indenture made the eightenth day of November 
in ye year of our Lord seventeen hundred & tweenty 
three between Edward Willett of Ffullshing in Queens 
County of ye one part and Roberd Denton of Jamaica 
in ye same County on the other part wittnesseth that ye 
said Edward Willett for & in consideration of ye sum 
of forty pounds New York money to him in hand paid 
by ye said Roberd Denton before the sealing & delivery 
hereof the receipt whereof he doe hereby own & there 
from doth by these presents forever release ye said Roberd 
Denton & his exec^ & admin' hath given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened enfeofed asshured & confirmed and 
by these presents doth give grant bargaine sell alien en- 
feofe assure & confirme unto the said Roberd Denton & 
his heirs & assigns all that certain tract of land situate 



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att Jamaica afore said all at a place called Freeman 
farm containing tenn acors and three quatters of an 
acors being bounded northerly by a high way that lead 
towards ye littell plaines & on all other sides by the 
other land of him ye said Roberd Denton which said tract 
of land was purchased from Jonathan Whithead by Elbert 
Willet father of ye said Edward Willet by deed bareing 
date the forth day of August seventeen hundred & six & 
of which said tract of land he ye said Elberd Willett 
dyed seized by whose demse the same devolved to his 
only son & heire Edward Willet above said together with 
all & singuler the previledges & all ye right title intrest 
property claime possesion & demand of him the said 
Edward Willett of in & to the same premises and and 

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ye reversion & remainders thereof to have and to hold 
the said tract of land & premises with ye appurtenances 
unto him the said Roberd Denton & heirs to the only 
use benefitt & behoofe of him ye said Roberd Denton and 
his heirs and assigns forever and the said Edward Willett 
for himselfe his heirs exec & administrators doth hereby 
covenant promise grant and agree to & with the said 
Roberd Denton & his heirs & assigns that the said 
granted lands & primises are free & cleare from all man- 
nor of incumbrances whatsoever and that he the said 
Edward Willett & his hears exec^ and admin" the said 
land & premises with all the appurtenances unto him ye 
said Roberd Denton & his heirs & assigns against all 
maner of person lawfully claimeing the same or any part 
thereof shall & will warrant & by these presents forever 
defend and further conveyances in ye law unto him the 
said Roberd Denton or his heirs or assigns for ye further 
& better assuring & sure makeing of ye same land & prem- 
ises unto him or them as by him the said Roberd Denton 
or his heirs or assigns or his or their counsill learned in 
ye law att his or their proper cost shall be advised de- 
vised or required in wittness whereof the said parties 
have to these presents interchangabell-ly put their 



214 Records of the Town of 

hands & scales the day & year therein above first written 
Sealed & delivered Edward Willett O 

in presents of 
Nathaniell Denton 
Jn° Clowes 

Quens County on ye sixteenth day of September seven- 
tenth hundred & tweenty four the within named Edward 
Willett came personable before me Isaac Hicks Esq^ 
Judge of ye Court of Common Please in ye County above 
said and acknowledged this instruement to be his volun- 
tary act and deed in which same deed there are no rea- 
sons or interlinenations lett it be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppy of the originall entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith— Cler — 

Page HI 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come I Nehemiah of Jamaica in Queens County on Long 
Island in the Colloney of NewYork yeoman doe send 
greeting Know yee that I ye said Nehemiah Smith for 
& in consideration of the love good will & affection 
which I have & doe bear toward my loveing nephew 
Nehemiah Smith son of brother Waitt Smith of the same 
place & allsoe for other sufiicient good & valuable causes 
& considerations me thereunto especially moveing have 
given & granted & by these presents doe freely clearly 
and absolutely give grant & confirm unto ye said Nehe- 
miah Smith my nephew his heirs & assigns forever my 
home lott of land or homestead situate sittuate in Ja- 
maica above said bounded southerly on John Carpenter 
land Timothy Denton land & partly by Nehemiah 
Gales land easterly on land of the said Nehemiah Gales & 
northerly on land that lately was in possesion of Wait 
Smith above said and allsoe all my other lands or rights 
of land meadow boggs or plaines sittuate in Jamaica 
above said or else where together with all buildings 



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orchards fences improvements timber passture feeding 
woods under woods marshes watters rents reversions and 
all other the heredittaments easments commodeties 
profitts & appurtenants to the said homestead or any 
other part or parcell of my said lands meadow or right of 
lands belonging or in any wise appertaining or as part 
parsell or member of or belonging to the said homestead 
or to any other of my lands meadow or rights of land had 
taken reputed used occupied or enjoyed wheresoever 
& to what ever I have at this time any estate of inheri- 
tance and the reversions & remainders of all & singular 
the said homestead & of all my other lands or rights of 
land meadow pastures heredittaments and primises hereby 
given & granted or mentioned to be hereby given & 
granted and the rents soner and profitts to them or any 
of them incident belonging or appertaining and allsoe 
all my right estate title intrest posession claime & de- 
mand whatsoever of me the said Nehemiah Smith first 
above named of in or to the same primeses or of any part 
or parcell thereof and all and every the deeds charters 
writtings evidences excepts & muniments whatsoever 
touching or conserning the said homestead and other 
the above mentioned parcells of land meadow or rights 
of lands and premises or part thereof to & to hold the 
above granted homestead and all other the premises 
hereby given and granted & every part & parcell thereof 
with all and singular their and every of their appur- 
tenances unto my said nephew Nehemiah Smith and to 
his heirs & assigns for ever to the only use benefitt & 
behoofe of him & his heirs forevermore without any 
condition proviseo or limittation to allter change or in 
any wise to frustrate or determinee this my absolute 

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gift & grant in wittness whereof I have hereunto freely 
without any compultion and being sound mind set my 
hand & seal this tweenty first day of Jenewarj^ in ye 
tenth year of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King 



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Gorge over Great Brittain &c. Annoq Domi one thousand 
seven hundred & tweenty three 

Signed sealed & delivered Nehemiah X Smith O 

in the presents of us his mark 

Nehemiah X Carpenter 

his mark 
Caleb Smith 

Queens 1 Memorandom that on the tweenty ninth 
County / S.S. day of Jenewary Anno Dom one 
thousand seven hundred & tweenty three came before 
me Isaac Hicks Esqe. Judge of the County the within 
named Nehemiah Smith the grantor and did own & 
acknowledge that he sealed delivered & executed the 
within deed freely to the uses therein mentioned 

Isaac Hicks 

This being entred by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made the tenth day of September 
in ye tenth year of the reigne of Soverraigne Lord Gorge 
over Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred & tweenty three 
between Benjemain Smith of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Long Island in the Colloney of New York yeoman & 
Sarah his wife of ye one part and Epherain Smith of the 
same place son of the said Benjemain and weaver of the 
other part wittnesseth that the said Benjemain Smith for 
& in consideration of the sum of two hundred & two 
pounds corrant lawfull money of New York above said 
to them or to one of them in hand paid by the said 
Epheraim Smith at or before the ensealing & delivery 
of these presents the receipt whereof they doe hereby 
own & acknowledge themselfes to be therewith satis- 
fied & contented & there of & there from & of & from 
every part & parsell thereof doe acquitt exonerate & 

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discharge the said Epheraim Smith & his heirs exec^ 
& admin' forever by these these presents and for other 



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good causes & considerations the said Benjemain Smith 
& Sarah his wife especially moveing have given granted 
bargained sold aliened enfeofed asured conveyed & con- 
firmed & doe by these presents clearly and absolutely give 
grant bargaine sell aliene enfeofe assure convey & con- 
firme unto the said Epheraim Smith & to his heirs & 
assigns forever one certain messuage dwelling house and 
home lot of land sittuate in Jamaica above said bounded 
west on Joseph Smith land east on Henery Ludlom south 
& north on high ways being that on which the said 
Benjemain Smith & Sarah his wife or either of them have 
or doe posess within the town ship of Jamaica abovesaid 
and all & singular the hereditaments improvements 
commodities advantages and appurtenances whatsoever 
thereunto belonging or appertaining and all the right 
estate claime title property and demand whatsoever of 
them the said Benjemain Smith & Sarah his wife or either 
of them of in or to the said above bounded messuage & 
homestead and of in and to all & singular other the 
lands & meadow of them the said Benjemain & Sarah or 
either of them whatsoever in Jamaica afore said & the 
reversions & remainders thereof to have & to hold all 
& singular the above granted and bargained mesuages 
dwelling house and home lott of land and all and singular 
other the lands and meadows whatsoever of them the 
said Benjemain Smith & Sarah his wife or of either of 
them in the township of Jamaica above said and primises 
with all & singular their & every of their heredittaments 
and appurtenances to the said Ephraim Smith and his 
heirs and assigns to the only use benefitt & behoof of the 
said Epharaim Smith & his heirs & assigns forever and the 
said Benjemain Smith doth for himselfe and his heirs 
exec and admin^ covenant and grant to and with the 
said Ephraim Smith & his heirs & assigns that they ye 
said Benjemain Smith and Sarah his wife or one of them 
in heir or one of their own right now are & standeth law- 
fully seised of a good & absolute estate in ye law in fee 
simple of in the said messuage & homelots of land & 



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primises with every of their appurtenances and have 
or one of them hath good and and lawfull right to sell 

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or convey the same unto the said Ephraim Smith & his 
heirs & assigns in maner afore said & allsoe further the 
said Benjemain Smith and his heirs exec^ & admins all 
and singular the said messuage homestead & other 
lands & meadows which the said Benjemain hath now a 
right to or in his posesion and all his right to commons 
and undevided lands in the Township afore said and 
bargained premises with every of their appurtenances 
unto the said Ephraim Smith and his heirs & assigns 
against all just and lawfull claimes & demainds shall 
warrant & by these presents forever defend in wittness 
whereof the said above parties have hereunto sett there 
hands & scales the day & year above first written 
Sealed & delivered Benjemain X Smith O 

in ye presents of us his mark 

Rich Powers — Sarah X Smith O 

by Benjemain Smith her mark 

J. Smith 

John Messinger 
Susanah Messinger 

Memberandom that on the ninth day of October 1723 
then came before me Isaac Hicks Esqr. Judge of ye Cort 
of Commons Pleas of Queens County the within named 
Benjemain Smith and did acknowledge ye within deed 
to be his act and deed & at the same time the within 
named Sarah Smith being privetly exzamened before me 
did acknowledge that she did execute the within deed 
without the threats or compulsion of her husband 

Isaac Hicks 

A true copy of ye orrignall deed being entered and 
exsamined by me Nehe"^' Smith — Cler — 



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This Indenture made the sixth day of Apprill and 
in ye eleventh year of the reigne of our Soverraint Lord 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred and tweenty five and 
between Roberd Smith of Norwark in Colloney 

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of Coneticutt copper on the one partie and James Lewis 
of Jamaea in Queens County and in ye Colloney of 
New York cordwinder on the other partee wittnesseth 
that ye said Roberd Smith for & in consideration of ye 
sum of six pounds corrant lawfull money of New York 
afore said to him in hand paid by the above said Jame 
Luwis at or before the insaleing or delivery of these 
presents ye receipt whereof he doth hereby own and 
doth acknowledge himselfe to be therewith fully satisfied 
contented & paid and thereof and therefrom doe forever 
exonerate aquitt and discharge the said abov James 
Luwis his heirs exec^ admin ^ all and every of them from 
every part and parsill thereof have given granted en- 
feofed released confirmed asshured quitted claimed sold 
and made over and doe by these presents fully clarly & 
absolutely give grant enfeofe releas confirm all that 
messuage dwelling house and land which he ye said Roberd 
Smith mother had given her by publick vote in ye 
limmitts of Jamaica aforesaid lying near the spring 
soe called be the same more or less with all the primises 
thereunto belonging to the said dwelling house & land 
above named with ye appurtenances and heredittaments 
thereunto ye same dwelling house land and primises with 
all that thereunto appertain with ye previledges thereunto 
unto ye said James Luwis his heirs & assigns forever 
or in any manner of ways appertaining unto him ye said 
James Luwis and to his heirs exec*" admin' and assigns 
forever to have and to hold the above granted dwelling 
house land and primises to only use benefitt and be- 

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hoofe of him ye said James Luwis his heirs & assigns for- 
ever without lett or molesstation in confirmation whereof 



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I the above said Roberd Smith hath sett to his hand 
and affixed his sale ye day & year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Roberd Smith O 

in ye presents of us 
Xeheml\h Smith — Jun. 
Nehemiah Smith 

A true coppy of origginall deed entered and compared 
by me Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

This Indenture made this eight day of ^lay and in ye 
forth year of the reigne of our Soverraint Lord Gorge 
by the grace of God of Great Brittain &c. King Defender 
of the Faith &c. and of our Lord Christ one thoussand 
seven hundred & eightteen and between Samuell Mill 
with Susannah his wife and Epharaim Mill with Susanah 
his wife in Queens County on Nasaw Island and in the 
Province of New York yeo — of the one part and John 
Carman of ye same place County Island & Province 
afore said saddeler of ye other part wittnesed that the 
above Samuell Mill senr with Susanah his wife & Epharaim 
Mill with Susanah his wife for and in consideration 
of the sum of fourteen pounds corrant money of New York 
to them in hand paid by the above said John Carman 
at or before the ensaling & delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby own & doth acknowledge 
themselfes to be therewith satisfyed contented & paid 
and thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate and dis- 
charge the above said John Carman his heirs exec^ & 
admin' & every of them from every part and parsell 

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thereof have given granted alinated enfeofed asshured 
quitted claimed sold and made and doe by these present 
freely clarly & absolutely give grant alien enfeofe asshure 
quitt claime sell & make over unto the above said John 
Carman his heirs & assigns forever all that certain peice 
parcell or lot of upland being in the bounds of Jamaica 
afore said lying upon ye hills near the pond commoly 
called the swiming pond being a five acors right of land 



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that did arise from Zachiriah Mills senr. by exchange 
with Samuell Mills saner, for land lying in ye neck called 
Zachariah Mills neck containing by esttimation three 
acors and a halfe be ye same more or less and biited and 
bounded as followeth that is to say bounded upon a 
swamp on the southwest Conner by Jeremiah Smith soe 
Tuning easterly with strait line to a stak upon ye hill 
then runing strait to a swamp standing upon in edg of 
the swamp soe runing northerly by the to a dich upon 
the north east corner then runing westerly along ye 
swamp by an old hedge fence across a part of swamp to a 
black stak standing in ye middill of ye run that run 
across ye parth toward ye swiming pond pond then 
runing southerly by ye parth or highway that goeth 
up to ye hills lots soe along to ye swamp upon the south 
west corner the begun at all which land as above bounded 
and exsprest with all ye previledges appurtenances 
hereditaments & elomiment the same belonging with 
all ye fences tree timber tree wood under wood whether 
standing lying or belonging to the same with all the 
estate right title property & demand of them Samuell 
Mills & Epheraim Mills their heirs exec' admin^ to him 
the said John Carman his heirs & assigns to have and 
to hold forever and ye same to be & remaine to the 
only proper use benefitt and behoofe of him ye said 
John Carman his heirs & assigns forever and that the 

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said John Carman his heirs & assigns shall & may at all 
times for ever hereafter have hold occupy posess and 
in joy the above recited land & primises as his or their 
own land of inheritance in fee simple fully & clearly 
discharged of and from all former gifts grants seals mor- 
gages do wry s intails judgement excecution or extents 
or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever and allsoe 
the above said Samuell Mills & Epheraim Mills doth 
further promis covenantt & agree for themselfes their 
heirs exec' and admins^ to & with the said John Carman 
his heirs & assigns that he had at the ye time of the 
ensealing & delivery of these presents full power & law- 



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full authority for to sell and dissposs of ye same in 
nianer & form as afore said and allsoe will warrant 
and for ever defend ye same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just claime to ye same and allso will 
sale & deliver any other or firmer deed or convaiance 
for ye premises as the said John Carman his heirs & 
assigns shall be advised or procure to be drawn by 
his or their counsell learned in ye law for space of seven 
years next ensueing in testemony whereof the partys 
first above written hath set to hands and aflBxed their 
scales ye day & year first above written 
Saled and delivered Samuell X Mill O 

in ye presents of his mark 

Nathan Smith Suzanah X Mill O 

Joanna X Smith her mark 

her mark Epheraim Mill O 

Susanah X Mill O 

her mark 

Memorandom that on ye thirty day of July seventeen 
hundred & eightteen appeared before me David Right 
one of His Maig**"^ Justeses for ye keeping of ye peace 
within Queens County the within named Sam^^ Mills 
& Epheraim Mill and did acknowledge ye within instru- 
ment to be their own vollintary ac and deed 

Tes. David Wright 

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A true coppy of ye origginall deed entered by me 

Nehem^ Smith — Cler 

This Indenture made the eightteen day of Aprill 
in ye first year of the reigne of our Soverraignt Lord 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. King Defender of ye 
Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord Christ seventeen 
hundred & fiftteen between Jeremiah Smith of Jamaica 
in Queens County within ye Colloney of NewYork felt- 
maker on the one part & John Carman of ye same place 
sadler on the other part wittnesseth that ye said Jeremiah 



Jamaica, Long Island 223 

Smith for & in consideration of ye sum of two pounds 
lawfull money of New York to him in hand paid at & be- 
fore the ensalHng and deHvery of these presents ye receipt 
whereof he doth hereby own & acknowledge and thereof 
and of and from every part & parcell thereof doe by these 
presents forever acquitt exonerate and discharge ye said 
John Carman & his heirs exec and admin'' have given 
granted bargained sold alinated conveyed assured & 
confirmed & he the said Jeremiah Smith doth by these 
presents give grant bargaine sell alien convey assure & 
confirm unto ye said John Carman his heirs & assigns 
forever a certain peice or parsell of upland lying and 
being in ye township of Jamaica afore said in ye east 
end of ye town bounded as followeth that is to say 
bounded east by the street or highway that leadeth to ye 
bay side & bounded by ye above said Carman & bounded 
north and west by ye land of ye above named Jeremiah 
Smith a rod in breath by ye highway and thirty nine 
foot in lenth from ye highway together with all my 
right title esstate intrest claime property and demand 
of in & to ye said land afore said with ye reversions 
and remainders thereof to have and to hold ye said bar- 
gained land & premises unto the said John Carman and 
to his heirs and assigns to ye only sole & proper use 
benefitt and behoofe of ye said John Carman and his heirs 
and assigns forever and the said Jeremiah Smith 

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doth for himselfe his heirs exec^ admin^ covenant promise 
grant and agree to and with ye said John Carman his 
heirs & assigns in manner & form following that is to 
say that the said Jeremiah Smith at ye time of ye en- 
saleing and delivery of these presents had in himselfe 
good right & full power to alinate ye said land and 
primises in manner & form afore said and that ye same is 
free & clear of all incumbrance and truble whatsoever 
and that further that he ye said Jeremiah Smith and his 
heirs exec' and admin"* the above granted land & premises 
unto him ye said John Carman & his heirs & assigns 
against him ye said Jeremiah Smith his heirs & assigns 



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& against all other person & persons whatsoever att 
any time hereafter lawfully claimeing ye same or any 
part thereof shall & will warrant & for ever by these 
presents defend in wittness whereof ye said parties to 
these present indenture have put their hands & scales 
the day and year first before signing 
Sealed & delivered Jeremiah Smith O 

in ye presents of 

Prisilla X Smith Memorandom that on ye thirty 

her mark day of July seventeen hundred 

Nehemiah Smith & eighteen appeared before me 

David Wright one of His Maig*«^ 
Jussteses for ye keeping peace within Queens County ye 
within named Jeremiah Smith and did acknowledge 
ye within instruement to be his own vollintary act and 
deed — Tes David Wright 

A true copp3^ of ye origginal deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

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This Indenture made this fourteen day of September 
and in ye twelfe year of the reigne of our Soverreigne 
Lady Anne by ye grace of God of Great Brittain Ff ranee 
& Irland Queene Defender of ye Faith &c. and in ye 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& thirteen and between Ebenezer Smith of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Island in ye Province of 
New York copper of ye one partee and John Carman of 
ye same place sadeller of ye other part wittnesseth that 
the above Ebenezer Smith for & in consideration of ye 
sum of fourteen pound corrant money of New York to 
him in hand paid by the above said John Carman at and 
before the ensealing & delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby own and acknowledge 
himselfe to be therewith satisfied contented & paid and 
thereof & therefrom doe for ever exonerate aquitt and 
dis ye above said John Carman his heirs exec^ adinin^ & 
every of them from every part and parsell thereof have 



Jamaica, Long Island 

given granted alien released asshured quitted claimed sold 
and made over and doe by these presents freely clearly 
and absolutely give grant aliene enfeofe likewise release 
asshure quitt claime sell and make over unto ye above 
said John Carman heirs & assigns forever all that peice 
parcell or lott of upland in ye Town of Jamaica afore said 
and bounded as followeth begining at ye southeast corner 
of ye lott of late belonging to John Rood late of Jamaica 
deseased and soe runing westterly by maine street cunty 
road thirty nine foot thence northerly seventy six foot 
thence easterly thirty nine foot to the fence thence 
southerly seventy six foot to ye place of begining being 
seventy six foot in length & thirty nine foot in breath 
all which said tract or parcell of land as above bounded 
& exsprest with ye house out houses fencesing improve- 
ments previledges appurtenances commodity to ye 

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same belonging or in any manner of ways appertaining 
of him the said Ebenezer Smith to him ye said John 
Carman his heirs & assigns to have and to hold forever 
and ye above said Ebenezer Smith for himselfe his heirs 
exec^ & admin^ doe covenant promise & agree to & with 
to & with ye above said John Carman his heirs & assigns 
for ever and before the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents he was the true lawfull owner of ye above 
granted primises and that he had full power & authority 
for to sell & disspose of the same in manner & form 
afore said and that ye said John Carman his heirs and 
assigns shall and may at all times forever hereafter have 
hold occupy posess and injoye the above said land & 
primises as his or their own land of inheritance in fee 
simple freely & clearly discharged of and from all former 
givfts scales morgages dowrys intails judgments execu- 
tions or extents or any other title or incumbrance what- 
soever and allsoe will warrant and forever defend ye 
same against any person or persons whatsoever laying 
any just claime to ye same and will warrant & forever 
defend ye same by these presents and allsoe will scale and 
deliver any other or firmer deed or conveiance for ye 



226 • Records of the Town of 

primises as ye said John Carman shall be advised or 
procure to be drawn or his heirs or assigns by his asigns 
by his or their counsell larned in ye law for ye space of 
seven years next ensueing in wittness whereof ye parties 
to this present hath enterchangablely put their hands 
and ahxed their scales ye day and year first above writ- 
ten — ye twenty nine line enterlined before sealing 
Saled & delivered Ebenezer Smith O 

in presents of 
Prisilla X Smith 

her mark A true copy of ye orignal entered 

Nehemiah Smith by me Nehemiah Smith— Cler 

Loock in page 257 ye acknowledgment 

Page 253 
This Indenture made the tenth day of Desember in 
the year of our Lord Christ seventeen hundred & tweenty 
four between Johii Everritt of Jamaica in Queens County 
on ye Island Nasaw within the Colloney of New York 
yeoman & Sarah his wife of the one part and John Carman 
of ye same place sadell maker on the other part wittnesseth 
that the said John Everitt by and with the consent & 
good likeing of his said wife signified by her being a party 
to and by her sealing and delivering of these presents 
for & in consideration of ye sum of ninety one pounds 
five shillings lawfull money of New York to him in hand 
paid by the above named John Carman before ye sealing 
& delivery of these presents the receipt of which said 
sum of money the said John Everitt doth hereby own 
& acknowledge and therefrom & thereof and of & from 
every part and parsell thereof doe by these presents 
forever acquit & discharge the said John Carman & 
exec^ & administrators hath givon granted bargained 
sold aliened enfeofted & confirmed and hereby he the 
said John Everitt doth give grant bargained sell aliene 
enfeo & confirme unto him the said John Carman & his 
heirs all that his the said John Everitt certain tract 



Jamaica, Long Island 227 

parsell or lott of land situate & lying near the township 
of Jamaica afore said containing eeightteen acers more 
or less as it was at first laid out which said tract of land 
is bounded northerly by ye maine street in Jamaica 
southerly in ye rear by a certain highway near ye land 
of Nathaniell Higbee eeasterly by land now or last in ye 
tennure & occupation of Joseph Smith & westerly by 
land now in ye possesion of Samuell Deane together ye 
fence heredittaments & appurtenances to the same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining and all the right 
title intrest estate posession claime & demaind of him 
the said John Everitt & Sarah his wife of in & to the same 
or any part thereof with the reversions & remainders 
thereof to have and to hold the said above granted 
tract of land and premises with every their appurtenances 
unto him ye said John Carman & his heirs & assigns 
forever and the said John Everitt for himselfe his heirs 

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executors & admin** doth hereby covenant promise grant 
agree to & with the said John Carman & his heirs & 
assigns in maner following to witt that he the said John 
Everitt att the time of ye sealing & delivering of these 
presents had in himselfe good right & lawfull & absolute 
power & authority to sell & convey the premises & part 
thereof unto him the said John Carman & his heirs & 
assigns in maner & form afore said and that the said 
above granted land and premises & every part thereof 
with every their appurtenances are free from all maner of 
incumbrance whatsoever and lastly that the said John 
Everitt & his heirs executors adminisstrators the said 
above hereby granted & intented to be granted tract of 
land & premises with appurtenances & every part thereof 
unto him ye said John Carman & his heirs & asigns and 
every of them against him the said John Everitt & Sarah 
his wife thire either and every of their heirs & assigns & 
allso against all other persons or persons whatsoever 
lawfully claimeing thee same or any part parcell or mem- 



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ber thereof shall & will warrant and by these presents 
forever defend in wittnes whereof the said parties have 
to these presents interchangblely put their hands & 
seales the day & year hearin above first written 
Sealed & delivered by ye John Everitt O 

within named John Everitt 
in presents of 
Isaac Hicks 
Sam'' Clows 

Memorandom that full & peacable possesion & sersin 
of and in the lott of land within written with ye ap- 
purtenances in Jamaica was delivered by ye within 
named John Everitt to ye within named John Carman 
the thirteen day of Desember Anno Dom 1724 — In 
presents of 
Thomas Caule 
Adam Griffen 

Page 255 
October ye lOd — 1724 Then the within named John 
Everitt came personablely before me Isaac Hicks Esqu® 
Judge of ye Court of Common Please in Queens County 
and acknowledged this instrument to be volintary act 
& deed lett it be recorded — Isaac Hicks 



A true coppy of the orignall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk — 



This Indenture made this thirty first of March & 
in ye first year of the reigne of our Soverraigne Lord 
Gorge over Great Brittain &c. King Defender of the 
Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ seventeen 
hundred & fiftteen between Gorge Woolcy of Jamaica 
in Queens County within ye Colloney of New York yeo- 
man on the one part & John Carman of the same place 
sadeller on ye other part wittnesseth that ye said Gorge 
Woolcy for & in consideration of the sum of two pounds 



Jamaica, Long Island 229 

lawfull money of New York to him in hand paid at and 
before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby own and acknowledge and 
thereof and of and from every part and parsell thereof 
doe by these presents forever acquitt exonerate and dis- 
charge ye said John Carman & heirs exec^ and admin' 
have given granted bargained sold alienated conveyed 
asshured and confirmed and he ye said Gorge Woolcy 
doth by these presents give grant bargaine sell aliene 
convey asshur and confirme unto ye said John Carman 
and his heirs and assigns forever a certain two acors & a 
halfe right of commonage and undevided land lying 
and being in ye bounds & limmitts of Jamaica afore 
said together with all my right title esstate intrest 

Page 256 
claime property and demand of in & to the said land 
and primises with ye reversions and remainders thereof 
to have & to hold the said bargined tow acers and a halfe 
right of land and primises unto ye said John Carman and 
to his heirs & assigns to ye only sole & proper use benefitt 
and behoofe of ye said John Carman & his heirs and 
assigns for ever and the said Gorge Woolcey doth for 
himselfe his heirs exec^ & admin" covenant promise grant 
and agree to & with the said John Carman his heirs & 
assigns in manner and form following that is to say that 
ye said Gorge Woolcy at ye time of ye ensealing & 
delivery of these jjresents had in himselfe good & full 
power to alienate ye said right of land and premises in 
manner & form as afore said and that the same is free & 
clear of all maner of incimibrance and trouble whatso- 
ever and that farther that he ye said Gorge Woolcey his 
heirs exec^ and admin^ the same above granted right 
and land unto him ye said John Carman and his heirs 
and assigns against him ye said Gorge Woolcy his heirs 
and assigns & against all other person or persons what- 
soever att any time hereafter lawfully claimeing the same 
or any part or percell thereof shall and will forever by 
these presents defend in wittness whereof the said Gorge 
Woolcy to these presentt indenture hath set his hand 



230 Records of the Town of 

& affixed his scale ye day and year first above written — 
ye six line enterlined before signing 
Sealed and delivered Gorge Woolcy O 

in presents of us 
Prisila X Smith 
her mark 

Queens County May ye 20th 1725 — Then came before 
me Isaac Hicks Esq' Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas for Queens County above said the within named 
Gorge Woolcy who did own and acknowledge ye within 
instruement of conveyenc to be his free & vollintary act 

Page 257 
and deed for ye uses therein mentioned and I have veiwed 
the same do find that in ye sixth line is a word raced and 
ye word sadler interlined and that there is a word raced 
in ye 21st and one in the 28th line — and no other 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppy of ye originall entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

{from 252) 
November ye 20th 1713 ye within named Ebenezer 
Smith came before me did acknowledge ye within con- 
vaiyence to be his vollintary act and deed — 

Samll Bayles — 

Jusstes of Peace in Queens County — 

Know all men by these presents that doe by these 
presents give grant unto John Carpenter and to his 
heirs & assigns for to pass & repass over my land that 
I bought of ye John Carpenter on ye heither east neck 
for to cart hay and other ocations as ye said John Car- 
penter or his heirs or assigns at any time or times from 
hence forward forever as wittness my hand this six day 
of May Annoq 1726 David Waters 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 



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Recived from John Everett of Jamaica the sum of 
five pounds thirteen shillings and foure pence in full for 
five yeares quitt rent due from this Town of Jamaica 
for the yeare 1721-1722-1723-1724 and 1725 witness 
my hand this 18th day of May Anno D— 1726 

Arzhd Ennedy — 

[Archibald Kennedy] 

Enterd by me Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

Page 258 
Whereas by a town vote of Jamaica in Queens County 
dated Jen^y 20th \11^/5 Mr. Roberd Croos minister 
of the said town was ordered by us & who was by ye said 
town appointed to put in possesion of ye personnage 
land both homstead and out land these may therefore 
certefie all persons that wee have according to ye vote & 
power above said put the said Mr. Roberd Cross in 
possesion of all the lands above said as wittness our hands 
this tweenty day of March 1724/5 

Samuell Smith 
Jonathan Watters 

This we desire to recorded in the town books 
Entered by me Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

Know all men by these presents that wee Timothy 
Denton & Nehemiah Denton sons of Nathaniell Denton 
late deseased all of Jamaica in Queens County & in 
Colloney of New York wee the above named Timmothy 
& Nehemiah doe hereby for our selfes and for our heirs 
exec* admin* & assigns make a devision of severall peices 
of land given to us by ye will of our father to be eaqualy 
devided between us therefore wee agree that for ye home- 
stead & houses that our father dyed posesed of wee have 
concluded that Timothy is to have his eaquall halfe on 
ye east side only ye old houses our father left Nehemiah 
is to have the eaquall halfe after our mother & our sister 



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Deborah has done with them they are to be valued by 
indeferent men & Xehemiah is to alow his brother 

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Timmothy three pounds out of ye value of houses out 
of his halfe part because Timmothy has taken ye east 
side of ye home lot & Nehemiah is to ye eaquall halfe 
on ye west side of ye said home lot and ye land lying 
above Israeli Smith Timmothy is to have his eaquall halfe 
on ye west side & Nehemiah is to have his eaquall halfe 
on ye east side of said lot & the land lying on ye hills on 
each side of ye bay side path ye land on east side of ye 
parth Timmothy is to have his eaquall halfe on south side 
& Nehemiah is to have ye eaquall halfe on ye north side 
& the swamp between Nehemiah Smith & ye above lot 
is to remaine betwen them still undevided and ye land 
lying on the west side of the parth Timmothy is to have 
his eaquall halfe on the south end and Nehemiah is to 
have his eaquall halfe on ye north end this being our 
mutuall agreement in deviding our lands & houses which 
was given us by the will of our father in confirmation 
whereof wee the above said Timothy Denton and Nehe- 
miah Denton hath sett to our hands and affixed our sales 
this third day of October and in ye first year of His Magts 
reigne Anno Do™' 1727 Timothy Denton O 

Signed sealed and delivered Nehemiah Denton O 
in ye presents of us 
David Calhoun 
Nehemiah Smith 

A true coppy of ye origginall agreement entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

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This Indenture made the fifteenth day of Aprill in 
the first year of His Majesty s reigne Annoq Domonie 
one thousand seven hundred & tweenty eight between 
Hezekiah Denton of Jamaica in Queens County on 
Nassaw Island in ye Colloney of New York black smith 
and Mary his wife of the one prat and Timothy Denton 



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of the same place black smith of the other part wittnesseth 
that the said Hezeciah Denton & Mary his wife for and 
in consideration of the sum of one hundred & sixty pounds 
corrant money of the said Coloney well and truely by 
the said Timothy Denton to them the said Hezekiah 
Denton & Mary his wife in hand paid before the sealing 
and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they 
doe hereby acknowledge & theraselfes therewith to be 
fully & intirely satisfied contented & paid and thereof 
and therefrom & off & from every part and parcell thereof 
they doe fully freely clearly & absolutely acquitt exonerate 
release and discharge ye said Timothy Denton his heirs 
executors & admin'' have granted bargained sold conveyed 
enfeofed released asshured & confirmed & by these 
presents doe grant bargaine sell convey enfeofe release 
assure and confirme unto the said Timothy Denton and 
to his heirs & assigns for ever all that a certain messuage 
or tennement with a dwelling house barn orchard garden 
& well thereon containing by estimation six acers be the 
same more or less and is bounded northerly by ye maine 
country road leading through Jamaica easterly by 
Nathaniell Denton & William Stead southerly by John 
Smith & westerly by John Woolcy together with all and 
singular the rights priviledges commodities advantages 
hereditaments & appurtenances to ye same belonging or 
properly appertaining and ye reversions & reversions re- 
mainder & remainders rents issues and profits of the same 

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and of every part and parcell thereof to have and to 
hold ye primises before in and by these presents granted 
and conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said 
Timothy Denton and to his heirs & assigns to his & thire 
sole and only proper use benefit & behoofe for ever and 
ye said Hezeciah Denton and Mary his wife for them- 
selfes their heirs exec^ and admins doe covenant promise 
grant & agree to and with the said Timothy his heirs 
& assigns as follow that is to say that they the said 
Hezeciah Denton and Mary his wife have in themselfes 
at ye time of the sealing and delivery of these presents 



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good right full power and lawfull and absolute authority 
to grant bargaine & sell the primises above mentioned 
in maner and form as afore said and that the same and 
every part and parcell thereof shall from hence forth 
forever hereafter remain abide containue and be unto 
the said Timothy Denton and to his heirs & assigns as a 
good perfect and indefeasiable estate of inheritance 
in fee simple and lastly that the said Hezeciah Denton 
and Mary his wife their heirs exec" adminisstrators the 
above granted and conveyed primises with the appur- 
tenances unto ye said Timothy Denton and to his heirs 
& assigns against all persons whatsoever lawfully claime- 
ing the same or any part or parcell thereof shall and will 
warrant and forever by these presents defend in wittness 
whereof the said Hezeciah Denton & Mary his wife have 
hereunto set their hands & scales the day year first above 



written — 


Hezekiah Denton 





Sealed & delivered 


Mary X Denton 





in the presents of 


her mark 




Benj" Hinchman 






Will'" Wiggins 







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Queens County May ye 11th 1728 — then came the 
within Benj. Hinchman one of the wittnesses to the 
within written deed personnally before me Isaac Hicks 
Esq. Judge of the Common Pleas of said County and 
being sworn upon ye Holy Evangelists of Allmighty 
God sayeth that he see the within named Hezeciah 
Denton & Mary Denton signe scale & delivery the within 
written deed and acknowledged it to be his free & volun- 
tary act & deed — I allow this deed to be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppy of ye orignall deed entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk — 

This Indenture made ye thirtieth day of Desember 
in the second year of the reigne of our soveraigne Gorge 
the second King over Great Brittain Ffrance & Island 



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Defender of the Faith &c. Annoq Domoiii one thousand 
seven hundred & twenty eight between Timothy Wood of 
Jamaica in Queens County on Nasaw Island in the 
Colloney of NewYork cord winder & Hannah his wife of 
the one part and WilHam Watters of Jamaica above 
said yeoman on the other part whereas Richard Oldfeild 
late of Jamaica above said dyed seized & possesed of 
certain lands meadows tenements hereditaments & being 
soe seized did by his last will & testament dated the 
tweenty seventh day of Aprill Anno Dom ll'il give devise 
and bequeath imto his beloved wife Sarah his dewlling 
house barne orchard & fourteen acers of land adjoyning 
to the said dwelling together with four acers of wood- 
land & four acers of meadow grown as by the said last 
will & testemant more at large appears and further whereas 

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the said Richard Oldfeild did by his said .last will & testa- 
ment devise give and bequeath all the remaining part & 
residue of his real estate as lands meadows & tennements 
with all and singular their & every of their appurtenances 
unto his granechild Joseph Oldfeild Pyer & to his dafters 
Jane Hannah Mary Deborah Suseana & Kesiah to be 
equally devided betwix them share & share alike in 
even portions to have and to hold the reale estate above 
said with appurtenances unto the said granchild and 
dafters above named & to their respective heirs and and 
assigns forever every one to use and injoye his her and 
their parts & devidends in distintion & severally & their 
heirs forever as allsoe by the said last will & testement 
more fully may appear reference being had thereunto 
and allsoe whereas the said reale estate lands meadows & 
tennements the remaining part and residue being the 
widows* part were run out surveyed devided preportioned 
and alotted to each of the said legatees persuant to ye 
said last will & testament as may fully and plainly 
appear by a draft & scheme thereof made by David 
Uumphys dated Aprill & May 1728 which was universally 
by all the legatess & by those that undertoock for the 
younger of them agreed accorded & contented unto & 



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whereas that part of the said lands which fell or hap- 
pened unto the said Timothy in right of his said wife 
one of ye legatees to ye said last will & testament lyes 
at the rear of the homestead and contains thirty four 
acers adjoyning to certain lands widow Van Lowe land 
Hendrick Heagerman land and John Emmons land as 
the fence now stand and bounded east on other land of 
ye said William which fell to Mary Oldfeild one of ther 
legatees and allsoe five acres of meadow ground in the 
heither east neck which markt or devided together with 
the above mentioned land by N: 2 lying betwen N° 3 

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& N° 6 in the dravft aforesaid now this indenture witt- 
nesseth that the said Timothy & Hannah his said wife 
for & in consideration of the sum of two hundred and 
five pounds corrant lawfull money of the Colloney of 
New York above said to them or one of them in hand 
paid by the said William Watters at and before the 
ensealing of these presents the receipt whereof they doe 
hereby own & acknowledge themselfes to be therewith 
satisfied contented & paid and thereof and of and from 
every part thereof doe acquitt exonerate and discharge 
ye said William Watters and his heirs exec^ & admin^ 
forever by these presents have given granted bargained 
sold aliened enfeofed conveyed assured & confirmed and 
the said Timothy Wood & Hannah his said wife doe 
fully & absolutely give grant bargaine sell alienate en- 
feofe convey assure & confirme unto the said William 
Watters and to his heirs and assigns forever all and 
singular the said lott or parcell of upland containing 
thirty four acres and allsoe the said parcell or lott of 
meadow grown containing five acers as is above & in 
the said draft excitly decribed & both marcht and discribed 
by No. 2 together with all and singular the timber trees 
woods under woods pastures fences feedings improvements 
ways conveinances profitts commodities heredittemants 
and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said upland 
and meadow belonging or in any wise appertaining and 
all the right estate title claime and demand whatsoever 



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of them the said Timothy Wood & Hannah his said wife 
or of either of them or either of their heirs of in or to ye 
same or of in or to any devision allotment or proportion 
that may hereafter happen in case the above mentioned 
shall not be stood unto abided by or any ways allowed or 
changed and reversions and reversions remainder & 
remainders thereof to have & to hold the above granted 
thirty four acres of upland & five acres of meadow ground 
above discribed and bargained premises with their & 
every of their appurtenances unto ye said William 
Watters and to his heirs & assigns to the only use benefitt 
and behoofe of the said William Watters and his heirs 
& assigns forever and the said Timothy Wood doth hereby 
for himselfe his heirs exec'' & admin^ covenant grant & 
agree to & with the said William Watters and his heirs 
and assigns and every of them by these presents in 
manner & form following that is to say that he the 
said Timothy Wood and Hannah his said wife or one of 
them in their or one of their own use now are or be & 

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standeth lawfully seized of a good & perfect & absolute 
estate in the law in fee simple of & in the above men- 
tioned described lands & meadows & premises with every 
of their appurtenances & have or one of them hath good 
right & lawfull & absolute power & authority to bargaine 
sell and assure the same to the said William Watters and 
to his heirs & assigns forever according to the true mean- 
ing of these presents & that the same & every part thereof 
with the appurtenances now are & forever hereafter shall 
be and continue clear & free discharged & acquited or other 
wise at all times saved himselfe by the said Timothy 
Wood his heirs exec" or admin'' of and from all & singuler 
former bargains grants estate bonds statutes intensions 
dowers title of dower joyntures writs & other charges 
and incumbrances whatsoever had made done or growing 
by or from the said Timothy Wood by any other 
person or persons whatsoever and of & from the joyn- 
ture & title of dower of Hannah the said wife of the 
said Timothy and further that ye said Timothy Wood 



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& Hannah his said wife at all times dureing ye space 
of seven years from hence at the request & costs of 
ye said William Watters his heirs or assigns shall & 
will doe make & execute any further or other deed or 
conveyance for assureing the premises unto the said 
William Watters & his & assigns as shall be reason- 
ablely devised & lastly that he ye said Timothy and 
his heirs exec® & admin^ the above granted lands 
meadows & premises with every of their appurtenances 
unto the said William Watters and to his heirs & assigns 
against all & every person or persons lawfully claimeing 
the same or any part thereof shall warraiit & by these 
presents forever defend in wittness whereof the above 
parties have hereunto interchangablely put their hands 
& scales the day & year above first written 
Sealed & delivered Timothy Wood O 

in the presents of Hannah X Wood O 

Nicolas Everit her mark 

Ephraim Bayles 
Jos. Smith 

Queens County so be it remembred that on the seventh 
day of May Anno*^ one thousand seven hundred & tweenty 
nine came before me John Tolmon Esq^ one of His Maij*'^® 
Judges of ye Corte of Common Pleas in Queens County 
the within named Timothy Wood & Hannah his wife 
& did own & acknowledge that they executed ye within 
deed to William Watters & his heirs & assigns unto his 
& their only use & benefit forever as within mentioned 
freely & the said Hannah being privitly examined said she 
did the same without any compultion or threats and doe 
alow of deed or instrument to be recorded haveing only in 

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the 23 line one word erazed and in the 22d line the word 
being interlined — A true coppy of the origginall deed 
compared and intered by me Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

This Indenture made fifth day of Aprill in the eight 
year of the reigne of our Soverregne Lord King Gorge 



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over Great Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thoussand seven hundred & tweenty two 
between Barne Bloom Gorge Bloom & William Van 
Borum executors of the last will & testament of Tice 
Lanin late of Jamaica in Queens County in the Colloney 
of NewYork yeoman deseased of the one part & Isaac 
Van Nuiss of Rarreton in the Province in the of east 
Jersey yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that the 
said Barne Bloum Gorge Bloum & William Van Borim 
according to the tenor & true meaning of the said last 
will & testament of the said Tice Lanne and by force 
& vertue there of for and in consideration of ye sum 
of three hundred and eighty seven pounds ten shillings 
corrant lawfull. money of NewYork abovesaid to them 
in hand paid by the said Van Nice at or before ensealing 
& delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they 
doe hereby own & acknowledge themselfes satisfied & 
thereof & of & from every part & parsell thereof doe acquit 
exonerate and discharge the said Isaan Van Nuiss and 
his heirs exec" and admin^ for ever by these presents 
have granted bargained sold conveyed aliened assigned 
& confirmed and doe by these presents freely clearly & 
absolutely grant bargaine sell conveye alienate assure 
and confirme unto the said Isaac Van Nuss & to his 
heirs & assigns forever one certain messuage tenement 
& parcell of land sittuate lying & being at a place called 
Springfeild in Jamaica above said contain one hundred 
acers more or less bounded eastterly on the highway 
leading from the plains to the south southerly by Isaac 
Emberman land westerly on Freeman part and northerly 
by Elias Bayles land being the same on which the said 
Tice Lanne lived and deied sezed of and allsoe all the 
dwelling house out houses banes building orchards gar- 
dens fences improvements timber woods commodities 
easments heredittements and appurtenance to the said 
messuageses tennements belonging or in any manner of 
ways appertaining to have & to hold all the said messuage 



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Page 267 
or tennement and all other the primises with the ap- 
purtenances unto the said Isaac Van Nuiss and his heirs 
& assigns to his & their only proper use benefitt & be- 
hoofe forever and the said Bane Bloem Gorge Bloem & 
William Van Borim doe hereby for themselfes & their 
heirs exec^ adniin^ and every of them covenant promise 
grant and agree to and with the said Isaac Van Nuiss 
and heirs & assigns in manner & form following that is 
to say that they the said Barne Bloem Gorge Bloome 
& William Van Borrum immeadiately before the en- 
saleing & executeing of these presents had in themselfes 
by force & vertue of the said last will & testament of the 
said Tice Lanne good right lawfuU & absolute power & 
authority to grant bargaine alienate and convey the above 
mentioned messuage tenement & bargained premises 
together with the appurtenances in manner above said 
and allsoe that the same and every part thereof shall 
from henceforth forever con & abide to the said Isaac 
Van Nuiss his heirs or assigns clear & clearly acquitted 
& discharged or at all times from time to time sufis- 
siencely seized houre less of & from all and every other 
chargess bargains scales giftes grants joynters defeces 
and of all & every other title trouble and incumbrance 
whatsoever they be had made committed done or agreed 
unto by the said Tice Lanne in his life time or by us 
any of us att any time since his desease and lastly the 
said Barne Bloume Gorge Bloume & William Van Borum 
and their heirs exec^ & admin^ all & singuler the said 
messuages tennement & parcell of land and bargained 
premises with their & every of their appurtenances unto 
the said Isaac Van Nuiss and his heirs & assigns against 
them the said Barne Bloem Gorge Bloum & William 
Van Borom and their heirs exec^ & admin^ and against the 
heirs of the said Tice Lanne and all others that shall 
lawfully claime the same shall & will warrant & by these 
presents defend forever in wittness whereof the above 



Jamaica, Long Island 241 

parties to these presents have hereunto interchangablely 
sett their hands & seales the day & year above first 
written — 

Page 268 
Sealed & delivered Barnes X Blume 

in the presents of Gorge X Blume 

Eleven words in the last William Borum 

covenant razed & the word 
lawfully fistt interlined 
Gabrile Luff 
Jonathan Watters 

Memorandom that on the fifth day of Aprill Anno 
Dom 1722 came before me Jonathan Whithead Esq' 
one of His Mijtes Justes for Queens County the within 
named Barne Blume Gorge Blume & William Borum 
and did own that they freely executed the within deed to 
the uses therein mentioned Jonathan Whithead 

A true coppy entered by me 

Nehemiah Smith — Clerk 

Aprill 19th 1731 — Then received of Nehemiah Smith 
late Town Clerk of Jamaica this book page from one 
to two hundred and sixty eight and one other book paged 
from one to five hundred hundred and fifty two and 
another book ninty seven leaves all town books received 

pr me Sam^' Smith — Jun. Clarke 

This Indenture made the second day of June in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& twenty nine beteen Samuel Mills of Horsaneck in the 
County of Fairfeild & Colloney of Connecticut yeoman 
of the one part & Samuel Smith of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Collony of NewYork on the other part 
wittnesseth that the said Samuel Mills for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of fifty pounds lawfull money of 
NewYork above said to him in hand paid by the said 
Samuel Smith at and before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents the repct recept whereof he doth hereby 



242 Records of the Town of 

Page 269 
one and acknowledge him selfe to be therewith fully 
satisfied contented and paid and thereof and therefrom 
& of & from every part thereof doth exonerate & discharge 
the said Samuel Smith & his heirs exc'^'' & adm"^^ forever 
by these presents hath given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeefed conveied assured and confirmed and the 
said Samuel Mills doth by these presents fully freely and 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeof convey 
assure & confirme unto the said Samuel Smith & to his 
heirs & assigns forever one equal third part of all and 
singular two dewelling houses & lott of land situate in the 
town spot of Jamaica aforesaid lying apposite to the 
County Hall bounded south on the main street except 
a small lot of land belonging unto Daniel Smith & small 
lott belonging to Samuel Dean which lyes within the 
above bargained land west the land of Samuel Clows 
and partly by land lately belonging to the old County 
Hall north by the said Samuel Clows and east by Issa- 
bella Wiggins & contained in the whole two acres more 
or less together with all and singular the one equall 
third part of all the buldings dwelling houses & edifices 
thereunto belonging or in any manner of ways appertain- 
ing and all the right estate title claim property & demand 
whatsoever of him the said Samuel Mills or of his heirs of 
in or to the same third part of the said dwelling housses 
land premises and the reversions & remainders thereof 
to have and to hold the above granted and bargained 
third part of the said two mentioned dwelling houses 
land and premises with every of their appertinances 
unto the said Samuel Smith and to his heirs and assigns 
to the only use benefit and behoof of the said Samuel 
Smith and his his heirs and assigns forever and the said 
Samuel Mills doth for himselvef his heirs exe^^ & admin^ 
covenant promise grant and agree by these presents to and 

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with to and with the said Samuel Smith and his and as- 
signs in manner and forme following that is to say that 
we the said Samuel Mills is now the very true sole per- 



Jamaica, Long Island 243 

feet & lawfull owner of the said* one equall part of the 
said two dwelHng houses & land and bargained premises 
with every of their appertenanees immediately before 
the executing of these presents in fee and that he the said 
Samuel Mills now att the ensealing & delivery of these 
presents is lawfully surely solely indefeazablely seized in 
fee toHhe use himself e and of his heirs and assigns forever 
and to none other use and that without any condition 
further limitation or determination of use or uses of 
& in the said above bargained third part of the said two 
dwelling houses lands and premises with their appurtin- 
ances and further that he the said Samuel Mills hath full 
power good right & lawfull authority to give grant allien- 
ate & bargain the same to the said Samuel Smith and to 
his heirs and assigns forever in manner & forme afore 
said and further that the said bargained one third part 
of the said two dwelling houses lott of land and granted 
premises & their appurtenances now are free and clear 
from any former bargain grant sale mortgage trouble or 
incumbrance whatsoever and further that he the said 
Samuel Mills and his heirs ex*"^ & adm"^ the above 
mentioned granted part of the said messuage land and 
premises with every of their appurtenances unto the said 
Samuel Smith and to his heirs assigns against alll awfull 
claims and demands of any person or persons lawfully 
claiming the same or any part thereof shall warrant and 
by these presents forever defend in witness whereof the 
above parties have hereunto interchanablely put their 
hands & seals the day and year first written 
Sealed & delivered Samll. Mills O 

in the presence of 
Caleb Knap y 

Jonathan Waters 

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June the 6th day 1730 Then personally appeared 
Samll. Mills of Grnwich and acknowledged the above 
written deed of sale to be his volentary act and deed 
acknowleged before me Joshua Knapp 

Justice of Peace 



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A true coppey of the original deed enterred (and 
compared by Nehemiah Smith and pr me 

Samll Smith Jun"^ Clark 

We whose names are under written being commissoners 
for the Town of Jamaica in Queens County pursuant to 
an act of Genaral Assembly of the Province of New York 
do by vertue of said act upon the request of the in- 
habitants of the sd Town of Jamaica assertain and lay a 
road or highway of the breath of two Roads through 
the land of Thomas Whitehead in Jamaica begining 
at the norwest corner of Abraham Mortemyas feence 
to Tuning westwardly over the said Whiteheads land 
to a certain white oak tree standing near the mill pond 
with a bulge on the south side near the root and the 
said road to be on the north side of the said bounderies and 
from the said white oak tree runing southardly along 
the said mill pond as near the said pond as to leave a 
sufficient road as aforesaid and from thence to a certain 
place where popple paseth over the brook below the mill 
now in the possession of Samll. Skidmore then west- 
wardly over the said broock to to the house of said Skid- 

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more — performed by us this 31th day of October Anno 
Dom 1727 — Jonathan Whitehead 

Gabrill Luff 
Rich'* Betts — 

A true coppey entred by me 

Samll. Smith Junr. Clark — 

Jamaica July 18th 1732 

A publick highwaigh of two rood wide laid out through 
Benjamin Thustons land and so to the road that leads 
from Sprinfield to the further east neck begining at a 
chesnut tree marked on three sids by Freemans path 
thence eastward to the south side of a pond so along the 
side of the pond to Luporduses land thence along the 
south side of sd Luporduses land to his south east corner 
thence to the southwest corner of said Thustons orcherd 



Jamaica, Long Island 245 

then as the path now gos to and over the mill dam the sd 
Thuston having given his consente thereto thence to a 
large White oak thence to a large chestnut as the stekes 
now stands to the abovesd road — performed bj' us the 
day abovesd 

RiCH^ Betts ] Commissioners 
Samll Higbie 1- of the 
D. Whitehead J Highways 

A true coppey entred pr me 

Samll Smith — Junr. Clark — 

Richard Bettses ear mark is a crop & a hole in the 
near ear — Entre this 8th day of April 1747 

pr Samll. Smith — Cle 

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It is the opinnion of the major part of the freeholders 
att this Town Meeting that a road directly up Thustons 
hill adjoyning to the west side of William Creeds fence is 
the most convenient road up the said hill towards Flush- 
ing and it is the desire of the said freeholders that the 
road may run accordingly provided that the said William 
Creed do within three months make the said road more 
passable for waggons then the road formerly laid out 
there : — This ordered at a Town meting ye 3d day of Aprill 
1733— 

Entred pr me Samll Smith Jun' Clark 

12th May 1733 

W^e underwritten commissioners of highways in the 
Town of Jamaica in Queens County on Long Island 
having this day viewed a certain high way which runs 
from the Town of Jamaica rounding westerly up a 
certain hill called Thirstons hill towards the Town of 
Flushing and are of oppinnion the said highway is con- 
veniant and ought to be altered wherefore we have alterd 
the same highway in respect of its runing up the said 
hill and have laid out and for the future do order that 
the road or highway there shall begin at the south side 



246 Records of the Town of 

of the said hill called Thirstons hill and runing drectly 
up the said hill adjoyning William Creeds fence as it 
now stands and to be fore rods wide so runing in a direct 
line till it comes unto the former roade that is to say with 
this provisoe that he who shall keep the land within 
fence where the old highway runs do keep two good 
swinging gates one at each ende and no more for people 
to pase and repass with there team or teams in case they 
be cause Richard Betts 

Samll Higbie 
D. Whitehead 

A true coppey pr Samll. Smith — Junr — Clerk 

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To all Christian people unto whome these presents 
may come Daniel Bayles of Jamaica in Queens County 
in Nassaw Island in the Province of NewYork sendeth 
greting Know ye that I the said Daniel Bayles for and 
in consideration of the sum of seven pounds good and 
lawfull money of NewYork to me in hand paid by Thomas 
Hendrickson of Fosters Medow in bounds of Hemstead 
in the County Island and Province aforesaid before the 
ensealing and delivering of these presents the recept 
whereof I do own and acknoledg myselfe to be therewith 
fully satisfied contented and paid and theirof and their- 
from and of every part or parcel theirof do for ever 
exonerate acquit and discharge him ye said Thomas 
Hendrickson his executors and administrators from any 
further claim or demand from any part or percel theirof 
have given granted bargained and sold alienated and 
confirmed and I do by vertue of these presents more 
fully clearly and absolutely give grant bargain and 
sell alienate and confirme unto the said Thomas Hendrick- 
son his heirs executors or administrators or assigns for 
ever a certain peice or percel of upland situate lying 
and being in the bounds of Jamaica aforesaid containing 
two acres neither more nor less to be laid out att the 
rear of my land being buted and bounded as followeth 



Jamaica, Long Island 247 

that is to say east by him the said Hendrickson and 
west by him the said Bayles and north by the land of 
Anthony Waters and south by the land of Hendrick 
Onderdonck together with all and singular previlidges 
appurtenances and likewise with all woods under woods 
timber trees as well standing as lying I the abovesaid 
Daniel Bayles do acknoledge to have sold as aforesaid 
from my heirs executors and administrators unto the 
said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs executors or ad- 
ministrators to have and to hold the same to be and 
remaine unto the only proper use benefit and behoof of 
his the said Thomas Hendrickson his his heirs executors 
or administrators or assigns forever free and clearly 
discharged of and from all entanglements whatever with a 
warrent to defend against any person laying just claime 
unto the same in testamony whereof I have put to my 

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hand and seal seal this fifteenth day September the sixth 
year of Hur Majesties reign in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred and seven 
Sealed and delivered Daniel Bayles O 

in the presence of 

Elias Bayles The word beteen ye 25 and 26 

Thos. Whitehead line heirs are enterlined in the 

Wm. Creed oregonal 

Quens County Febuary 17th 1723 — Then came the 
within named Thomas Whitehead and Elias Bayles 
witnesses to the within instrement before me Isaac 
Hicks Judge of this Cort of Common Pleas of Queens 
County and being duly sworne declareth that that they 
saw the within Daniel Bayles sign and seal the within 
deed and declares to be his free volentary act and deed 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppey of the oregonal deed and acknoledgment 
by me Samll. Smith, Junr. Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty fifth day of Aprill 
and in the forth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 



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George by the grace of God of Grate Brittain &c. King 
Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighteen and 
beteen Elias Bayles whelewright of Jemaica in Queens 
County on Nassaw Island and in the province of New York 
of the one part and Thomas Hendrickson of Hemstead in 
the same County Island and Province afore said yeo" 
of the other part wittness that the above said Elias 
Bayles for and in consideration of the sum of six pounds 
fifteen shillings current money of New York to him in 
hand by the above said Thomas Hendrickson at or before 
the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof he doth hereby one and doth acknoledge him- 
selfe to be therewith satisfied contented and paid and 
thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate acquitt and 

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and discharge the above said Thomas Hendrickson his 
heirs executors and administrators & and everj^ of them 
from every part and percel thereof have given granted 
allienated enfefed ashureed quited claimed sold and 
made over and do by these presents freely clearly & abso- 
lutely give grant aline enfeofe assure quit claime sell 
and make over unto the abovesaid Thomas Hendrickson 
his heirs and assigns for ever all that certain peice parcel 
and lot of medow in the bounds of Jamaica afore said 
being at a neck commonly called the further east neck 
containing by estemation one acre and a halfe being the 
same more or less as it was laid out that is to say the 
equal halfe part of that lot of medow above exsprest 
that is being the equal halfe part both in quality and 
quantity in the above mensoned lot of medow and 
buted and bounded as followeth that is to say east by a 
little crick leading into the mouth of the river and west 
by the widow Demott or the medow that did belong to 
Jehanus Demot late deceased and north by John Hen- 
drickson and a stake upon the norwest corner leading 
easterly to a little crick and south by the bay or rever 
all which medow as above bounded and exprest with 
all the previledges appurtenances hereditements emoli- 



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ments to the same belonging with all the estate right 
title property claim and demand of him the said Elias 
Bayles his heirs exe''*' and adm'^ to him the said Thomas 
Hendrickson his heirs and assigns to have and to hold 
forever and the same to be and remaine to the only 
proper use benifit and behoof of him the said Thomas 
Hendrickson his heirs and assigns shall and may att all 
times for ever hereafter have hold occiipie possess and 
enjoy the above recited medow and premises as his or 
there one medow of inheritance in fee simple freely 
and clearly discharged of and from from all former givfts 

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grants seals mortgages dowreys intales judgments execu- 
tions revertions or revertions remainders or remainders 
or extents or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever 
and also the above said Elias Bayles doth further promise 
covenant and agree for himselfe his heirs ex^ and adm^ 
to and with the said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs and 
assigns that he had at the time of the ensealing and 
delivery of these presents full power and lawfull authority 
for to sell and dispose of the same in manner and forme 
as afore said and alsoe will warrent & forever defend 
the same against any person or persons laying any just 
claime to the same and alsoe will sale and deliver any 
other firmer deed or covenant for the premises as the 
said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs or assigns shall be 
advised or procure to be drawn by his or their councel 
learned in the law for the of seven years next ensuing — 
In testemony whereof the the parties first above written 
hath set to their hands and afixed their seals the day 
and year first above written Elias Bayles O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
Nathan Smith 
Wait Smith 

Sept. 22d 1732 — Queens County — Then came before 
me Isaac Hicks Esq"' His Majesties Judg of the Court of 
Common Pleas for sd County Nathan Smith one of the 



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evidences to the within written deed who upon oth 
declareth that he saw the within named EHas Bayles 
sign seal and deliver the within written instrument as 
his free & voluntary act and deed and likewise that he 
saw the within named Wait Smith subscribe his name 
as one evidence thereunto and finding no meteriel raisures 
or interleniations therein I allow the same to be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppey by me Samll. Smith Junr Clerk 

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This Indenture this twenty eight day of Febuary and 
in the seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George by the grace of God of Grate Brittain &c. King 
Defender of the Faith &c. & in the year of our Lord Christ 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty or twenty one 
and beteen Meceel Demott yeo'^ with Dina his wife of 
Hemstead in Queens County on Nassaw Island and in 
the Province of NewYork of the one part and Thomas 
Hendrickson of the same place County Island and 
Province afore said yeo" of the other part witnesseth that 
above said Miceall Demot with Dina his wife for and 
in consideration of the sum of ten pounds current money 
of NewYork to him in hand paid by above said Thomas 
Hendrickson at or before the ensealing and delivery of 
these presents the recept whereof he doth hereby one and 
doth acknoledge himselfe to be therewith satisfied con- 
tent and paid and thereof and therefrome do forever 
exonirate acquitt and discharge the above said Thomas 
Hendrickson his heirs ex^ and adm^ & every of them 
from every part and percel thereof have given granted 
aliened enfefed assured quited claimed sold and made 
over and do by these presents frely clearly and absolutely 
give grant alienate enfeft assure quit clame sell and 
make over unto the above said Thomas Hendrickson his 
heirs and assigns for ever all that certain peice parcel 
and lot of medow in the bounds of Jamaica being at a 
neck commonly called the further east neck containing 



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by estemation one and a halfe being the same more or 
less as It was laid out that is to say the equal halfe part 
of that whole lot of medow that the above said Thomas 
Hendrickson & Meeeal Demot bought of the said Elias 
Bayles that is to say the halfe part both for queliety and 
quantity in the above mentioned lot of medow and 
buted and bounded as as followeth that is to say east 

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a little crick leading into the mouth of the rever & west 
by the widow Demott or the medow that did belong to 
Jehonos Demott late deceased and north by John Hen- 
drickson and a stake upon the norwest corner leading 
easterly to a little crick and soth by the bay or rever 
all which medow as bounded and exprest with all the 
preveledges appurtenances hereditements and emole- 
ments to the same belonging with all the estate right title 
property clame and demand of him the said Meeeal 
Demot his heirs ex« and adm^ to him the said Thomas 
Hendrickson his heirs and assigns to have and to hold 
for ever and the same to be and remaine to the only 
proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Thomos 
Hendrickson his #heirs and assigns for ever and that the 
said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs and assigns shall and 
may at all times for ever hereafter have hold occupie 
possess and injoy the above recited medow and premises 
as his or there one medow of inheritance in fee simple 
freely and clerely discharged of and from all former 
gifts grants sales mortgageses doweries intails jud- 
ments executions revertions or revertions remainders or 
remainders or remainders or extent or any other title or 
incumbrance whatsoever and also the above said Meeeal 
Demot doth further promise covenant & agree for him- 
selfe his heirs ex« and adm« to and with the said Thomas 
Hendrickso his heirs and assigns that he had at the time 
of the ensealing and delivery of these presents full power 
and lawfull authority for to sel and dispose of the same 
m manner & forme as aforesaid and also will warren and 
forever defend the same against any person or persons 



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laying any just claime to the same and also will seal 
and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveiance 

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conveiance for the premises as the said Thomas Hen- 
drickson his heirs or assigns shall be advised or procure 
to be drawn by his or their councel lerned in the law for 
the space of seven years next ensuing In testamony 
whereof the perties first above written hath set to their 
hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above 
written — Meicle X Demot O 

Sealed and delivered his mark 

in the presence of us Dinah X Demott O 

Nathan Smith hur mark 

Joseph Denton 

Queens County — on the 9th day of June in the year 
one thousand seven hundred and thirty three then came 
before me John Talman Esq"" one of the Judges for the 
Court of Common Pleas for Queens County Nathan 
Smith one of ye subcriven evedences to the within 
written deed of sale who being sworn upon the evangeles 
saith that he saw Mecel Demott and Dina Demot sign 
seal and deliver the within written deed of sale to be their 
free act and Nathan Smith 

John Tolman 

A true coppey by me Samll. Smith Junr. — Cler— 

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This Indenture made this forth day of August in the 
year of our Lord Christ seventen hundred and thirty 
one by and beteen John Elderson of the township of 
Hemstead in Queens County in New York Province of the 
one part and Thomas Hendrickson of the township of 
Hemstead yeoman of the other part witnesseth that the 
said John Elderson for and consideration of the sum 
of one pound fourteen shillings and six pence New York 
money to him in hand paid before the execution of these 
presence by the afore named Thomas Hendrickson 



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the recept whereof he the said John Elderson doth hereby 
acknoledge and himselfe to be therewith contented 
satisfied and there of and therefrom and of and from 
every part and percel thereof doth by these presence 
forever acquit and discharge him ye sd Thomas Hendrick- 
son his heirs ex^ and adm^ hath given granted bargained 
sold ahenated enfefed ashureed conveied and confirmed 
and by these presents doth freely fully and absolutely 
give grant bargain sell alienate enfef ashure convey and 
confirme unto him the said Thomas Hendrickson his 

heirs and assigns a certain piece or medow ground 

as shall contain one rood or five yards of medow ground 
laying at the side of Jamaica parsonage medow with a 
preveledg of a way to pass and repas near ye middle of 
the lot of medow belonging to John Hendrickson and 
John Elderson the way of pasin cross the said road of 
medow for John Hendrickson medow and John Elderd 
& John Hendrickson and John Elderson to mend the said 
road cross to their one medow bounded east by by the 
grate crick and so runing west by the parsonage line 
more t ye Demots line runing south to the stake beteen 
John Hendricksons medow and John Elderds together 
with all advantages or previledges apurtenances or con- 
venences belonging to the said road or five yards of medow 
to him the said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs and assigns 
forever to his and their one only proper use benefit and 
behoof forever and he said John Elderd for himselfe his 

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his his heirs ex^ adm'^ and every of them doth covenant 
grant and to and with the said Thomas Hendrickson 
his heirs and assigns that before the execution of these 
presence he is the lawfull owner of the above demised 
barganed premises and is lawfully seised of the same and 
hath good right power and athority to bargain sell alline 
enfeft asshure convey and confirme the same as abovesaid 
and that the said Thomas Hendrickson his heirs and 
assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times 
forever hereafter by vertue of these presents lawfully 
peacabelly and quietly exonarateed and discharged of 



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and from all and every other former gift grant bergain 
sale lease and the said John Elderd doth further covenant 
and bind himselfe his heirs ex^ adm^ and every of them 
firmly by these presence to warrent and defend the above 
bargained rod of meadow unto him the said Thomas 
Hendrickson his heirs and assigns against any person or 
persons laying of any lawfull claim or claims thereto in 
witness whereof I have set to my hand and seal the day 
and above written John Elderd O 

Signed sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
Hendrick X Hendrickson 

his mark 
William X Nicols 
his mark 

Queens County on the 9 day of June in ye year 1733 
Then came before me John Tolman one of the Judges 
for the cort of common Pleas for Queens County William 
Niccols one of the subscribers evedences to the within 
written deed of sale who being sworne on Evangelis saith 
that he saw John Elderd sign seal and deliver the within 
deed of sale to be his act and deed finding no rasures nor 
enterlines let this be recorded John Tolman 

A true coppey p me William X Niccols 

*Samll Smith — Cle. his mark 

Page 283 

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of August 
in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred & thirty two beteen Samuel Bayles of Oyster Bay 
in Queens County in ye Colloney of NewYork gent of 
the one part & Thomas Hendrickson of Fosters Meadow 
in Hemstead in the county above said yeoman on the 
other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Bayles for and 
in consideration of the sum of three pounds lawfull money 
of the colloney above said to him in hand paid by the 
said Thomas Hendrickson at & before the ensealing & 
delivery of these presence the receipt whereof he doth 
hereby own & acknoledge himselfe to be therewith fully 



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satisfied and contented and thereof & of every part thereof 
doe acquitt exonerate & discharge the said Thomas 
Hendrickson and his heirs ex'=*' & adm'* forever by these 
presents have granted bargained sold ahened conveied 
& confirmed and by these presence doth freely & abso- 
lutely grant bargain sell aline convey and confirme unto 
the said Thomas Hendrickson and to his heirs & assigns 
for ever a certain peice or parcel of salt meadow situate 
in the further east neck in the Township of Jamaica 
above said bounded south on other meadow of said 
Thomas Hendrickson west partly on sd Thomas Hen- 
drickson and partly on the meadow of the widdow Demot 
which formerly blonged to John Freeman north & east 
by a certain creeck that leads into the mouth of grate 
creeck or bay which runs from the meadow that was 
John Freemans above said containing aboute one acre 
more less and is part of a lott of meadow that formerly 
John Carmans together with all and singuler the com- 
modities advantages ways passageses easments profits 
conveniances heriditaraents and apurtenances thereunto 
belonging or in any manner of ways appertaining and 
the reversions and remainders thereof to have and to hold 

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the above granted peice or percel of meadow and granted 
premises with every of the appurtenances unto the said 
Thomas Hendrickson & to his heirs and assigns to the 
only use benifit and behoof of the said Thomas Hendrick- 
son and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said 
Samuel Bayles doth hereby for him selfe his heirs ex^ 
and adm^ covenant and promise to & with the said 
Thomas Hendrickson and his heirs and assigns that 
he the said Samuel Bayles immediately before the exe- 
cuting hereof had in him selfe good right and full power 
to grant & alienate the above granted meadow and 
premises with every of the appurtenances unto the said 
Thomas Hendrickson and to his heirs and assigns for ever 
in manner and forme afore said and further that the same 
is free and clear from all incombrence and troble what- 
soever and further that the said Samuel Bayles and his 



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heirs and ex^ and adm^ the above mentioned peice of 
meadow ground passages ways premises and every of 
their appurtenances unto the said Thomas Hendrickson 
and his heirs and assigns against all just and lawfull 
claimes and dmands whatsoever shall warrent and by 
these presents forever defend in wittness whereof the 
abovesaid parteis to these presents have hereunto inter- 
chanablely putt to their hands and seals the day and 
year above first wi'itten — Saml. Bayles O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us 
William Boerum 
Joseph Smith 

Page 285 
Septembr 22d 1732— Then came the with named 
Saml. Bayles personaly before me Isaac Hicks Judg of 
the Cort of Common Pleas of Queens County and acknol- 
edged the within instrument to be his free and volentary 
act and deed — ^I alow this deed to be recorded 

Isaac Hicks 

A true coppey pr Samll Smith — Junr. Cle — 

Jamaica September the 14th 1733 

Att the speaciall instence and request of Jehaness 
Demott we whose names are underwriten commissioners 
of the highways of the town of Jamaica aforesaid have 
laid out a way one rood wide through the parsonage 
lot of medow on the further east neck upon the south side 
of said lot begining at the south east corner of the said 
parsonage lot so runing along westward upon the south 
side thereof to the medow of the said Mott — performed 
the day abovesd by us Richd Betts 

Samll. Higbee 
. D. Whitehead 



A true coppey of the origonal entred pr. 

Samll Smith, Junr. Ch 



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This Indenture made the twenty seven day of March 
and in the thirteenth year of ye reign of our Sovereign 
Lord King George over Grate Brittain &c. King De- 
fender of the Faith &c. and in ye year of our Lord Christ 
one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven bet wen 
Israel Smith of Jamaica in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island and in ye Colloney of New York doct. on the one 
part and William Higbee of ye same place yeoman on the 
other part wittneseth that the said Israel Smith for and 
in consideration of ye sum of thirty two pounds current 
lawfull money of NewYork afore said to him in hand 
paid by ye above said William Higbee at and or before 
ye ensealing or delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof he doth hereby one and acknoledge himself e 
to be therewith satisfied and thereof and therefrome and 
frome every part and percel thereof do by these presents 

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for forever acquit exonerate and discharge ye said William 
Higbee and his heirs ex^ adm^ have given granted bar- 
gained sold alienated conveyed assured and confirmed 
and he ye said Israel Smith doth by these presents give 
grant bargin sell alienate convey assure and confirme unto 
ye said William Higbe and to his heirs and assigns for- 
ever a certain peice or percel or lott of upland lying & 
being in ye Township of Jamaica aforesaid lying sotherly 
from ye Town a peice of land which formerly was laid 
out to his father Thomas Smith late deceased be it 
more or less and it fell to ye above said Israel Smith by 
heirship and is buted and bounded as followeth (viz) 
that is to say easterly by ye broock parting ye island 
formerly known or called Deans Island and partly by an 
old fence on ye said island to ye bogs of John Vansoland 
which formerly Daniel Bulls and southerly by the bogs 
of John Vansoland and westerly by a highway that goeth 
to ye known by ye names of boge lots and northerly by a 
highway that goeth to Deans Island abovesaid be ye 
same more or less as it is above bounded and exprest 
together with the premices thereunto belonging or in 
any manner of ways appertaining with all singuler 



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to every part and percel thereof with all ye bogs timber 
trees wood under woods whether standing or lying or 
appertaining to ye above mentioned land as above 
bounded with all ye previledges profits commodeties 
hereditements and appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or in any maner of ways appertaining with all ye right 
title claim and demand of him ye said Israel Smith his 
heirs adm'^ or assigns to him ye said William Higbee and 
his heirs and assigns forever and ye same for to have and 
to hold and to remain to ye only proper use befitt & be- 
hoof of him ye said William Higbee his heirs and assigns 
forever and ye said William Higbee his heirs ex' adm^ 
and assigns shall and may att all times forever hereafter 
have hold ocupie posses & injoy the above recited land 
& premises with all appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing as his one land of inheretance in fee simple frely 

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and clearly discharged of and from all former givfts 
grants mortgages sales dowreis extents or executions or 
any other title or incumbrance whatsoever had made or 
comited at any time or times before ye ensealing or 
delivery of these presents with a warrenttee to defend 
ye same against any person or persons laying any just 
claim to ye same or any part thereof and will seal or 
deliver any other or firmer deed or convaience for ye 
premises abovesaid in testemony and witness whereof 
the above said Isral Smith hath set to his hand & affixed 
his seal the day and year first above written — 
Sealed and delivered Israel Smith O 

in ye presence of 
Prisila Smith 
Nehemiah Smith 

Queens County S. S. Aprill 4th 1734 — Then came be- 
fore me John Tolman Esq"^ one of His Majes*'^^ Judges 
of ye Court of Common Pleas for said County Nehemiah 
Smith one of the witnesses to the within deed & did de- 
pose on the Holy Evangelist that he see the within named 
Isral Smith seal and execute the within instruement to 



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the within named WilHam Higbee for ye uses within 
mentioned — there being no rasons or interhniations 
therein let it be recorded John Tolman 

A true coppey of ye origonal entred pr 

Samll. Smith Junr. Clerk — 

Page 288 
This Indenture made the sixth day of Febuary in the 
eight year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord George the 
Second over Grate Brittaine &c. King Defender of the 
Faith &c. Annoq Domi one thousand seven hundred 
& thirty four between William Stead of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of New York house carpenter of 
the one part and William Creed of the same place cord- 
wainer & Joseph Smith of the same place gent both on 
the other part wittnesseth that the said William Stead 
for and in consideration of the sum of twenty six pounds 
ten shillings lawful! money of New York abovesaid to 
him in hand paid by the said William Creed & Joseph 
Smith at and before the ensealing & delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby one and 
acknoledge himselfe to be therewith fully satisfied & 
contented & thereof & of & from every part thereof doth 
by these presents freely & fully discharge the said William 
Creed and Joseph Smith and either of them & their & 
every of their heirs ex^ and adm' forever hath given 
granted bargained sold alliened conveied and confirmed 
and by these presents the said William Stead doth abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell alline convey & confirme 
unto the said William Creed & Joseph Smith and to their 
heirs & assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land 
lying on the hills (which he bought of Richard Comes 
.deceas'^) in the Township abovesaid containing ten acres 
be the same more or less as now within fence bounded 
east on the country road leading from Jamaica to Flushing 
south on land of said William Creed west on land of John 
Willet and north on land of the said Joseph Smith to- 
gether with all the fences timber woods water swamps 



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commodities improvements hereditements and appur- 
tenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any man- 
ner of ways appertaining and all all the right estate 

Page 289 
title clame posession and demand whatsoever of him 
the said William Stead of in or to the same and the 
reversions & remainders thereof to have and to hold the 
above granted and bargained lands & premises with every 
of their appurtenances unto the sd William Creed and 
Joseph Smith and to their heirs & assigns to their only 
use benefit & behoof forever and the said William Stead 
doth by these presents for himselfe his heirs ex^ & adm" 
covenant & agree to and with the said William Creed 
and Joseph Smith and their heirs and assigns that he 
the said William Stead is now lawfull & rightfully seized 
& possesed of and in the said above granted land & 
premises with every of their appurtenances & hath at 
the time of the executing hereof good and full power & 
authority to alienate convey & assure the same unto the 
said William Creed & Joseph Smith and their heirs & 
assigns according to the true meaning of these presents 
and further that the same is now clear and free from all 
troble estates dowries mortgages and incumbrances 
whatsoever & from the title of dower of Deborah the wife 
of the sd William Stead and further that he the said 
William Stead and his heirs ex^ and adm" the said above 
granted land and premises with every of their appur- 
tenances unto the said William Creed & Joseph Smith 
& to their heirs and assigns against all just and lawfull 
claimes of any person & persons whatsoever shall warrant 
and and by these presents forever defend in witness 
whereof the above parties have here unto interchangeably 
put their hands and seals this day and year above first 
written William Stead O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us 
Benj* Hinchman 
William Creed , Queens County — S.S. 



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Page 290 
Bet it remembrd that on the seventh day of Febry. 
Ano Domi one thousand seven hundred and thirty foure 
came before me John Messenger Esq"" one of the Joudges 
of the Court of Common Pleas in Queens County the 
within named WilHam Stead and did one and acknoeledg 
that he executed the within deed freely to the uses 
therein mentioned being no rasure or interlineation I 
allow of the within deed to be recorded 

John Messenger 

Febuary 18th 1734 — A true coppey of the oregenal 
deed and acknoledgment entred pr 

Samll. Smith, Junr. Cle — 

This Indenture made this twenty six day of March 
and in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George King of Grate Brittain and sow forth and in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and seventeen and beteen Ram Garison cordwinder of 
Jamaica in Queens County in Nasaw Island in the 
Province of New York of the one part and William Golder 
of the same place carpentor of the other part witnesseth 
that the abovesd Ram Garison for and in consideration 
of the sum of seventy eight pounds currant money of 
NewYork to him in hand paid by ye abovesd William 
Golder at & before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents the recept whereof he doth one and acknoledge 
himselfe to be therewith satisfied contented and paid 
& thereof and therefrom doe forever exonerate aquit 
and discharge the abovesaid William Golder his heirs 
ex^ adm^ and every of them from every part and percel 
thereof have given granted alined enfofed ashured quited 
claimed sold and made over and doe by these presents 
freely clearly and absolutely give grant alien enfefe 
asshure quit claime sell and make over unto the abovesaid 



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Page 291 
William Golder his his heirs and assigns forever all that 
peace percel and lot of upland in the bounds of Jamaica 
aforesd containing by estemation fifteen acres be the 
same more or less lying in the east division and bound 
as followeth south by ye said Ram Garison and east 
by Hemstead line and north by the said William Golder 
and west by the highway that leadeth down to the 
further east neck on the froont runing from the said 
Golders land southward to a stake from thence to a 
black oake sapline easterly for that purpose marked it 
being ye eaqual halfe of the lot of land as the sd Ram 
Garison bought of Nathaniel Denton all which land as 
above bounded and exprest with all the priveledges ap- 
purtinances heriditements & emoliments to the same 
belonging with all the fencing trees timber trees woods 
under woods standing or lying or belonging to ye same 
with all the estate right title property claime and de- 
mand of him the said Ram Garison his heirs ex^ adm^ 
to him the said William Golder his heirs and assigns to 
have and to hold for ever and the same to be and remaine 
to the only use benifit and behoof of him the sd William 
Golder his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times 
forever hereafter have hold occupie posses and in joy 
the above recited land and granted premises as his or 
there one land of inheritance in fee simple fully and 
clearly discharged of and from all former gifts grants 
sales or any other title or incumbrance whatever & also 
the abovesd Ram Garison doth further covenant and 
agree for himself e his heirs ex^ ad"'" to and with the sd 
William Golder his heirs and assigns that he had the time 
of the ensealing and delivery of these— look over for ye rest 

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these presents full power lawfull authority to sell and 
disspose of the same in manner and forme aforesd and 
alsoe will warrant and forever defend the same against 
any person or persons laying any just claime to the same 
in testamony whereof the above parties hath set to their 



Jamaica, Long Island 263 

hands and fixed thciir seals the day and year first above 
written Ram Garison O 

Sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
James Denton 
Samll Higbee 

Queens 1 May the first day 1734 — Then came be- 

County j fore me John Tolman one of the Judges for 

the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County the within 

named Ram Garison and acknoledge the within written 

deed of sale to be his act and deed — 

John Tolman 

A true coppey of ye origenal deed and acknoledg™* 
entred & compared pr Samll. Smith Junr Cler — 

This Indenture made this twenty ninth day of March 
and in the sixth year of ye reign of our Soverign Laydy 
Anne by the grace of God over England Scotland France 
and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c. and in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and seven and beteen Powel Amberman of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Nasaw Island in ye Province of New- 
York yeoman of the one part and William Golder of the 
same place yeoman of the other part witnesseth that the 
said Powel Emberman for and in consideration of the 
sum of forty pounds currant money of New York to him 
in hand paid by the abovesd William Golder at or before 

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the ensealing and and delivery of these presents the recept 
whereof he doth hereby one and acknoledg himselfe to be 
therewith satisfied contented and paid and thereof and 
therefrom doe forever exonirate acquit and discliarge 
the abovesd William Golder his heirs ex'' and adm' 
and every of them from every part and percel thereof 
have given granted enfeofed released confirmed assured 
quited claimd sold and made over unto ye abovesd 
William Golder his heirs and assigns forever all that 



264 Records of the Town of 

peice percel or lot of land situate lying and being in the 
bounds of Jamaica aforesd in a division commonly called 
the east division and containing by estimation thirteen 
acres and halfe be the same more or less and bounded 
as followeth that is to say east by Fosters River or 
marked trees and west by a highway and north by the 
land of Peter White and south by by ye land of ye abovesd 
William Golder all which land as above bounded and 
exprest together with all and singuler ye trees timber 
trees woods under woods standing lying or belonging to 
ye same with all and singuler ye priviledges appurte- 
nances hereditements and emoliments to the same be- 
longing or any maner of ways appertaining to the same 
with all the estate right title surty claim and demand 
of him the abovesd Powel Emberman his heirs ex^ or 
adm" to him the abovesd William Golder to have and to 
hold to him his heirs ex^ & assigns for ever and the same 
to be and remain to the only proper use benifit and 
behoof of him his heirs and assigns for ever and that 
the said William Golder shall and may from time to time 
and at all times forever hereafter have hold occupie 
posses and enjoy ye above recited land and granted 
premises as his or their one land of inheritance in fee 
simple freely and clearly discharged of and from all 
former gifts grants mortgages sales extents or executions 
or any title or incumbrance whatever with a warrantee 
to defend ye same against any person or persons whatever 
lawfully claiming the same and alsoe will scale and dilever 
any other or firmer firmer deed or convaience for the 

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primises of the said William Golder his heirs or assigns 
shall be advised or procured to be drawn by his or their 
councel learned in the law for the space of seven years 
next after the date hereof in testimony whereof the parties 
abovesd hath put to their hands and affixed their seals 
the day and year first above written 

Powel Emberman O 



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Sealed and delivered in presence of 
Martha X Mills 

her mark 
Zach Mills 

Queens 1 August the 22d day 1734 — 

County / S.S. Then came before me John Tolman 
one of the Judges for the Court of Common Pleas for 
Queens County the within named Powel Amberman and 
acknoledg the within written deed of sale to be his act 
and deed John Tolman 

A true coppey of ye origenal deed & acknoledgmt 
entred & compared pr Samll Smith — Junr — Cler— 

This Indenture made this sixteenth day of May and 
in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George King of Grate Brittain and so forth and in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and twenty seven and beteen Andrew Gale of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Nassaw Island and in the Province 
of New York of the one part and William Golder of the 
same place of the other part witnesseth that ye said 
Andrew Gale for and in consideration of ye sum of twenty 
three pounds currant money of New York to him in hand 
paid by the said William Golder at and before the en- 
sealing and delivery of these presents the recept whereof 
he the sd Andrew Gale doth one and acknoled himselfe 
to be therewith satisfied contented and paid and of every 
part thereof doth by these presents aquit releas and dis- 
charge the said William Golder his heirs ex« adm^ for 
ever have given granted granted bargained assured 

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quited claim sold and made over and he the said Andrew 
Gale doth by these presents grant bargain sell allienate 
enfefe assure convay and confirme to the said William 
Golder and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain 
piece percel & equal halfe part of a teen acre lot of medow 
be the same more or less being in the bounds of Jamaica 



266 Records of the Town of 

aforesaid in a place commonly called the further east 
neck and bounded as folio weth that is to say north by 
John Hans and south by the bay and east by Benjamin 
Coe and west by Nicholas Lambert & the said Andrew 
Gale it being the equal east halfe part of said teen acre 
lot of medow with all and singuler the profitt possession 
claim and demand of what ever of him the sd Andrew 
Gale of in or to the sd medow and premises and the 
reversions and remainders thereof to have and to hold 
ye sd granted bargained medow and premises with 
every of their appurtenances unto ye sd William Golder 
his heirs and assigns forever to his and their sole proper 
use benifit profitt & behofe for ever and he the sd Andrew 
Gale doth for himselfe his heirs ex^ adm - covenant promise 
grant & agree to & with ye sd William Golder his heirs and 
assigns that he the sd Andrew Gale had in himselfe good 
right & full power to alienate and convey ye above 
mentioned medow & premises with every of their appurte- 
anances and lastly ye sd Andrew Gale his heirs ex^ adm^ 
ye sd granted medow and premises & their appurtenances 
to ye sd William Golder and to his heirs & assigns against 
any person or persons justly claiming ye same or any 
part thereof will warrant and for ever defend in testa- 
money whereof ye parties have put to their hands & 
seals the day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Andrew X Gale O 

in presence of his mark 

Joshua Pettit 
Samll. Higbee 

Page 296 

Queens 1 May the fivfth day 1734 

County / S.S. Then came before me John Tolman 
one of the Judges for the Court of Common Pleas for 
Queens County the within named Andrew Gale and did 
acknoledge the within written deed of sale to be his act 
and deed — Let this deed be recorded John Tolman 

A true coppey of ye oregenal deed and acknoledgment 
entred and compared pr me Samll. Smith — Jun"^ Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island W7 

This Indenture made the foreteenth day of May and 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred and thirty three beteen Ram Nosstrant of Jamaica 
in Queens County on ye Island of Nassaw in ye Colony 
of NewYork shewmaker of ye one part and William 
Golder of the same place County Island and Coloney 
above said whelewright on ye other part witnesseth that 
ye said Ram Norsstrant for and in consideration of the 
sum of ninty five pounds currant money of NewYork 
afore said to him in hand paid by ye said William Golder 
before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the 
recept of which he doth hereby one and acknoledg him- 
selfe to be therewith satisfied and paid and therefrom 
and of and from every part thereof doth by these presents 
aquit and discharge the said William Golder his heirs 
ex**^ and adm'^'^" forever have granted bargaind sold 
alliened enfefed assured and confirmed and doth by these 
presents give grant bargain sell aline enfeof enfeof 

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assure and confirme unto the said William Golder and 
to his heirs and assigns forever one certain parcel of 
land situate and being in the bounds of Jamaica aforesd 
in a village called Springfeild bounded that is to say 
on the west to a fence now standing on the east side of 
a highway that leadeth along on the east side of ye run 
caled Springfield run on the north by land of the afore 
said William Golder east by ye line that devideth Hem- 
stead and Jamaica south by land of the abovesd Ram 
Nosstrant the premises to extend so far south as to 
contain twenty acres together with all and singular the 
commodities fencing timber trees woods under woods 
standing or lying with all advantages profitts and benifits 
whatsoever thereunto belongeth or in any manner of 
ways appertaining and the reversions and remainders 
thereof to have and to hold the said granted and above 
mentioned percel of land and premises with the ap- 
purtenances unto the said William Golder and to his 



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heirs and assigns to his and their sole and proper use 
benefitt and behoof forever and the said Ram Norsstrant 
doth hereby for himselfe his heirs ex*"^^ and adm^"^^ cove- 
nant promise to and with the said WilHam Golder his 
heirs and assigns that the said Ram Nosstrant im- 
mediately before the signing and sealing of this in- 
denture had in himself good right and legall power to 
allienate and convey the said percel of land & premises 
and there and every of there appurtenances in manner 
and forme as above said and further that the same & 
every part thereof with all and singular the said ap- 
purtenances unto the said William Golder his heirs and 
assigns shall abide remain and continue as a pure per- 
fect and indefeazable estate of inheritance in fee simple 
and alsoe that the said percel of land and premices with 
the appurtenances is cleared and freed from all all 

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incumbrance whatsoever and further allso lastly that the 
said Ram Nosstrant his heirs ex*=" and adm^"^^ the said 
percel of land with all and singular of the appurtenances 
unto the said Willian Golder his heirs and assigns against 
all persons or person lawfully at any time hereafter claim- 
ing the same or of any part thereof shall and will warrant 
and by these presents forever defend in testamony 
whereof the said Ram Norsstrant hath hereunto sett 
his hand and seal the day and year above first written 
Signed sealed and delivered Ram Norsstrant O 

in the presence of us 

the word three in the second line the words on the 
west the thirteen line interlined before ensealing 
Richard Everit 
James Denton 

Queens \ May the first day 1734 

County / S.S. Then came before me John Tollman 
one of the Judges for the court of Common Pleas for 
Queens County the within named Ram Northstran 



Jamaica, Long Island 269 

and acknoledg the within written deed of sale to be his 
act and deed — Let this deed be recorded — 

John Tolman 

A true coppey entred and compared by me 

Samll. Smith — Junr — Cler — 

Page 299 
This Indenture made the tenth day of Aprill in the 
fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
George over Grate Brittain &c. Anno Dom one thousand 
seven hundred and eighteen beteen Mariah a free negro 
woman formerly a slave of William Creed of Jamaica 
in Queens County yeoman deceased of the one part & 
Richard Betts of Jamaica above said yeoman on the 
other part witnesseth that whareof some time agoe aboute 
foure years one Isaac Depeyster of New York did give 
unto ye said Maria a negro child imediately after the 
same was borne to be kept nursed & maintained & to 
be to her one use & behoof & her assigns forever now 
ye said Maria of her one free will & desire hath put and 
bound the said child named Mary an apprintice & 
servente to the said Richard Betts to serve him or his 
assigns for the space of seven years from the date hereof 
next ensuing & the said Maria doth hereby covenante 
that the said Mary shall during ye sd time well and 
faithfully serve the said Richard Betts & his assigns & 
the said master for himselve his ex^' & assigns in con- 
sideration thereof doth hereby covenant promise & agree 
to and with ye said Maria & her assigns that he the said 
master or his assigns shall and will during the said time 
provide & finde for ye said servent sufficient wholsome 
diet & aparrel & alsoe in ye said time to use his or there 
endeavour to teach the said servent to read so that he 
or they may not be compelled to send her to any scool 
out of the house & at ye end of ye sd terme the sd master 
or his assigns shall give and deliver unto the said Mary 
two sutes of cloaths one for every day & the other for 
holy days in wittness whereof the partys to these presents 



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indenture have hereunto sett there hands & seals ye day 
& year above first written Richard Betts O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presence of us 
Garbrill Luff 
Joseph Smith 

A true coppey of ye oreginal indenture entred & com- 
pared pr. Samll. Smith — Cle — 

Page 300 
July ye 22d 1735 — Att the request of John Higbee we 
the comisoners for the town of Jamaica for the laying 
out of high ways have thought fitt to lay out from John 
Higbees land to ye mill path two rood wide runing by ye 
west end of Nehemiah Ludlums and William Wiggins 
land to ye sd path as witness our hands ye day above sd 

Richd. Betts 
Samll. Higbee 
D. Whitehead 

A true coppey entred and compared by me 

Samll Smith Jun"^ Cle — 

Memorandom that on ye day of July Anno Dom 1735 
we whose names are under ritten commisinors of the 
high ways for the town of Jamaica have laid a way of 
fore roods wide from the haw tres south highway near 
John Dorlands house to Kings County as the path 
now runs and have moved the way that here to fore 
was laid out the north end of John Snedicors Lane to 
whare the way now runs as witness our hands the day 
abovesd — 

Richd. Betts 
D. Whitehead 
A true coppey entred and Sam^^ Higbee 

compared by me Samll. Smith — Jun'^ Cler — 

Memorandom that wee whose names are under written 
commissioners of ye highways for the town of Jamaica 



Jamaica, Long Island 271 

have at the request of Silas Titus & Samuel Coe of New- 
town laid a gate way of twenty futt wide to their medow 
on Salers neck else Long neck begining at the north end 
of the causway so runing as the path now runs till it 
comes to the southwest corner of at ditch that was 
formerly made by Justice Hunt deceased thence to a 
stake on the south east corner of Samuel Coes medow 

Page 301 
thence along along upon the upland by the edge of the 
medow to Silas Titus his medow thence runing southerlj^ 
across sd neck of upland to a stake that parts the salt 
medow of the above sd Titus and Coe performed by us 
the third day of Sept. Anno Dom 1735 — 

RiCHD. Betts 
Samll Higbee 
A true coppey entred and D. Whitehead 

compared by me Samll. Smith Jun"^ — Clerk 

Memorandom that on the third day of September 
1735 we whose names are under written commisinoers 
of the highways for the town of Jamaica have at the 
request of Silas Titus laid a way of twenty foot wide 
begining at another highway on Salers neck else Long 
neck on the north side of the upland so runing westwardly 
upon ye upland as the path now runs till it comes to the 
medow of the said Titus which lyes on the north side of 
said upland witness our hands the day abovesd — 

Richd. Betts 
Samll. Higbee 

A true coppey entred and D. Whitehead — 

compared by me Samll. Smith — Junr. Cle — 

Page 302 

October ye 1st 1734 

By vertue of an act of Assembly we the commissioners 
for the town of Jamaica have laid oute a highway be- 
gining at the highway by Thomas Farmors house runing 
easterly by Cornelious Ryders land to the land of Daniel 



272 Records of the Town of 

Coe deseased and from thence to the mill of said Coe it 
being two roods wide Samll, Higbee 

D. Whitehead 
RiCHD. Betts 

A true coppey entred and compared by me 

Samll, Smith — Jun'" Cle — 

This Indenture made the seventh day of January in 
the year of our Lord seventeen hundred & twenty five 
beteen Thomas Welling of Jamaica in Queens County 
within the Colony of NewYork yeoman of the one part 
and William Creed of the same place grandson & heir of 
William Creed late of Jamaica afore said gent deceased 
of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Welling 
for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawfull 
money NewYork to him in hand paid by the said William 
Creed Jun"" the recept whereof he doth hereby acknoledge 
hath bargained & sold & by these presents doth bargain 
& sell unto the said William Creed three certain tracts 
or percels of land situate and being on the hills within 
the township of Newtown in Queens County abovesaid 
one of which said tract of land is in length sixty roods & 
forty five roods in breadth & is bounded south by land 
lately in the tenner and occupation of said William Creed 
sen*^ east by Content Titus north by Casper Joost Spring- 
steen and west by the land of John Deane one other part 
of the said tracts of land is bounded south & east by land 
late in the occupation of the said William Creed the elder 
north by land lately belonging to Thomas Morrel and west 

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by by land belonging to Ffrancis Comes's childrens and 
is sixty roods long & fifteen broad containing five acres 
& a half the other of the said tracts of land is bounded 
east by the aforesaid Springsteen south by John Dean 
aforesaid west by Jacob Vanderbilt & north by land lately 
belonging to John Berrian deceased George Brinkerhoofe 
& the aforesaid Thomas Morrel being sixty eight roods 
in length and twenty one in breadth and contains eight 



Jamaica, Long Island 273 

acres & three quarters & the reversion and reversions 
remainder and remainders together with the rents and 
profits of the premisses & every part thereof to have & 
to hold the said three tracts of land & all & singular the 
remisses herein mentioned and intended to be hereby- 
bargained & sold with their and every of their appur- 
tenances unto the said William Creed Junr his executors 
administrators & assigns from the day before the date 
hereof for and during the terme of one whole year from 
thence next ensuing & fully to be compleat & ended yeild- 
ing & paying therefore the yearly rent of one pepper 
corne att the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel only 
if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by 
virtue of these presents and of the statute for transfering 
of usses into a possession the said William Creed may be 
in the actual possession of the premises & be ennabled 
to accept a grant of the reversions & inheritance thereof 
to him & his heirs in witness whereof the said parties have 
interchanably to these presents put their hands & seals 
the day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered Thomas X Welling O 

Jos. Murrey his mark 

Jn'' Chambers 
S. Clows 

A true coppey pr. Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 

Page SOJf- 
This Indenture made the eight day of January in ye 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & twenty 
five between Thomas Welling of Jamaica in Queens 
County within the Colony of New York yeoman of the 
one part and William Creed the grandson & heir apparant 
of William Creed late of Jamaica aforesaid gent de- 
ceased of ye other part whereas by one indenture baring 
date the seventh day of October in the year of our Lord 
Christ seventeen hundred & fifteen made or mentioned 
to be made beteen the above named W^illiam Creed the 
elder Thomas Cornel Thomas Whitehead & Samuel 



274 Records of the Town of 

Clowes executors of the last will & testament of William 
Creed Junr deceased who was the son of the said William 
Creed the elder of the one part and the said Thomas 
Welling of the other part it is witnessed that the said 
executors for & in consideration of the sum of sixty 
pounds lawfull money of New York paid by the said 
Thomas Welling to the said executors some or one of 
them for ye use of the estate of the said William Creed 
Junr. have given granted bargained sold aliened en- 
feoffed assured & confirmed unto the said Thomas Welling 
& his heirs and assigns for ever (pursuent to the powers 
athority & directions to the said executors given by the 
last will and testament of the said William Creed Junr.) 
all those three certain tracts or percels of land situate & 
being on the hills within the township of Newtown 
in Queens County above said one of which said tracts of 
land is in length sixty roods & forty five roods in breadth 
and is bounded south by land lately in the tenner and 
occupation of the said William Creed the elder east by 
Content Titus north by Casper Casper Joost Springsteen 

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& west by the land of John Deane one other of the said 
tracts of land is bounded south & east by land late in 
the occupation of the last named William Creed north 
by land lately belonging to Thomas Morrel and west by 
land belonging to Franciss Comes's children & is sixty 
roods long and fifteen broad containing five acres & a 
half the other of the said tracts of land is bound east by 
the aforesaid Springsteen south by John Dean afore said 
west by Jacob Vanderbilt and north by land lately be- 
longing to John Berrian deceased George Brinkerhoofe 
and the aforesaid Thomas Morrel being sixty eight roods 
in length & twenty one in breadth and contains eight 
acres & three quarters and all rights proflSts privelidges 
hereditements & appurtenances to them or any of them 
in any wise belonging or .appertaining as by the said 
indenture relation being thereunto had may more fully 
appear now this indenture witnesseth that the said 
Thomas Welling doth hereby declare & acknowledge 



Jamaica, Long Island 275 

that he has ben informed by credible persones that his 
name was used in the afore said conveyance by the 
special nomination & appointment of the said William 
Creed the elder (since deceased) and in trust for him & 
his heirs and that the sixty pounds above mentioned 
paid for the purchase thereof was the proper moneys of 
him the said William Creed the elder & therefore in per- 
suence of the trust in him the said Thomas Welling 
reposed by the said William Creed the elder and alsoe 
in consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid by 
the said W^illiam Creed the younger he the Thomas Well- 
ing hath granted remised released and confirmed and by 
these presents doth grant remise release & confirm unto 
the first above named William Creed the grandson and 
heir apparant of the said William Creed the elder and 

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to his heirs and assigns all and singular ye said three tracts 
of land & premises before mentioned with their heredita- 
ments which in and by the said recited indenture were 
granted & conveyed unto him the said Thomas Welling 
of all which premises the said William Creed is now in 
full possession by virtue of a bargain & sale thereof to 
him by the said Thomas W^elling for the terme of a year 
from the sixth day of this instant January as by the 
indenture baring date the day next before the day of the 
date hereof may appear and the said Thomas Welling 
doth farther by these presents (for the consideration afore 
said) grant remise releas & confirme unto the said William 
Creed the younger his heirs & assigns the reversions & 
remainders of all and singular the primises & every part 
thereof & the rents profits & advantages thereunto 
incident & belonging and alsoe all the estate right title 
intrest use profits property benefit trust claime & de- 
mand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Welling of in 
and to the same premises and every part thereof to have 
and to hold the said lands & premises hereby granted 
or mentioned to be granted with evry the appurtenances 
unto the said William Creed his heirs and assigns for 
ever to the only proper use and behoof of the said William 



276 Records of the Town of 

Creed his heirs and assigns for ever in as full large and 
ample manner to all intents and purposes as he the said 
Thomas Welling now has or can claim or as he or his heirs 
at any time hereafter could or might claim or have by 
virtue of the before recited indenture and to no other 
use intent or purpose whatsoever and the said Thomas 

Page 307 
Welling Welling for himselfe his heirs executors ad- 
ministrators and assigns and for every of them doth 
covenant promise & grant to and with the said William 
Creed first mentioned his heirs and assigns by by these 
presents the he the said Thomas Welling hath not done 
or willingly & witingly suffered to be done any act or 
thing whatsoever whereby the said three tracts of land 
& premises or any of them are or may be any ways im- 
peached charged or incumbred in title charge estate or 
otherwise in witness whereof the said parties to these 
presents have interchangably put their hands & seals 
the day & year first above written Sealed and delivered 
(the words of the son) in the first sheat of this deed being 
first bloted out and the words he has ben informed by 
credible persons that between ye fifth and sixt lines the 
words (so said to be) between the tenth and eleventh lines 
and the words and alsoe in consideration of five shillings 
to him in hand paid by the said William Creed the 
younger between the eleventh & twelfth lines all of the 
second sheet of this deed being first interlined — 
in the presence of us Thomas X Welling O 

Jos. Murray his mark 

Jno. Chambers 
S. Clows 

A true coppey entred pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

8th June 1743 — John Higbee's ear mark being a swolow 
fork in the near ear and a crop in ye off ear and a half- 
penny under the same — 

Page 308 

This Indenture made this sixth day of June and in 
the sixth year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord George 



Jamaica, Long Island 277 

the Second by ye grace of God King of Grate Brittain &c 
Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty and three 
and beteen Joshua Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nasaw Hand and in ye Colony of New York 
yeoman of the one part Zebulon Mills of ye same place 
County Hand and Colony aforesaid carpenter of the 
other part wittnesseth that the abovesaid Joshua Car- 
penter for and in consideration of the sum of seventy 
pounds currant money of the Colony of New York to 
him in hand paid by the above said Zabulon Mills at or 
before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the 
recept whereof he the above said Joshua Carpenter doth 
hereby one and doth acknowledge himselfe to be there- 
with satisfied content and paid and thereof and therefrom 
do forever exonerate aquit and discharge the abovesaid 
Zabulon Mills his heirs exec^ and adm'^ and every of them 
from every part and percel and the abovesaid Joshua 
Carpenter have given granted allienated enfeofed ashured 
quited clamed sold and made over and doe by these 
presents freely clearly and absolutely give grant allien 
enfeofe asshure quit claim and make over unto the above 
said Zebulon Mills his heirs and assigns forever a cer- 
tain house messuage and tenement in the bounds of 
Jamaica afore said lying in a division comonly caled 
the middel division lying upon the east side of a path 
caled Freemans path containing by estemation five 
acres exactly measured and alsoe upon the west end or 
front of that lot of land the house now standing upon and 
butted and bounded as followeth that is to say east by 
the abovesaid Joshua Carpenter land and west by a 
highway called Freemans path where the fence now 
standeth and north by the said Joshua Carpenter that 
is to say to a green bush standing upon the north side 
of the said house near the brow of the hill and also 
south by Samuel Smith's land all which which said 

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land as above bounded and exprest with all the prev- 
ilidges appurtenances heriditements and emoliments 



278 Records of the Town of 

to the same or any manner of ways appertaining with 
all the houses barns orchards fences trees timber trees 
woods under woods whether standing lying or belonging 
to the same with all the estate right title property claime 
and demand of him the said Joshua Carpenter his heirs 
ex^ and adm^ to him the said Zebulon Mills his heirs and 
assigns to have and to hold forever and the same to be 
and remain to the only proper use benifit and behoof of 
him the said Zebulon Mills his heirs and assigns for ever 
and that the said Zebulon Mills his heirs and assigns shall 
and may at all times for ever hereafter have hold occupie 
possess and in joy the above recited land and premises 
as his or their one land of inheritance in fee simple freely 
and clerly discharged of and from all former gifts grants 
sales mortgages dowries intales judgments executions or 
extents or any other title or incumbrance whatsoever and 
alsoe the above said Joshua Carpenter doth further prom- 
ise covenant and agree for himselfe his heirs executors 
and administrators to and with the said Zebulon Mills 
his heirs and assigns that he had at the time of the en- 
sealing and delivery of these presents full power and 
lawfull authority for to sell and dispose of the same in 
manner and forme as aforesaid & alsoe will warrant 
and forever defend the same against any person or per- 
sons laying any just claim to the same and alsoe will 
seal and deliver any other or firmer deed or conveyance 
for the premises as the said Zebulon Mills his heirs or 
assigns shall be advised or procure to be drawn by his 
or their councel lerned in the law for the space of seven 
years next ensuing in testimony hereof the parties first 
above written hath set to his hand and affixed his seal 
the day and year above written Joshua Carpenter O 
Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us 
Nathan Smith 
Joanna X Smith 

her mark (acknoledgemnt over leaf) 



Jamaica, Long Island 279 

Page 310 

Queens 1 March ye 26—1737 

County / S.S. Then came the within named Joshua 
Carpenter personably before me John Messenger Esq' 
one of the Judges of the Court of Comon Pleas for said 
County & acknowledged the within written instrument 
to be his free & volentary act and deed I allow this deed 
to be recorded John Messenger 

Entred ye 4th Aprill 1737 pr Samll Smith Junr — Cle — 

This Indenture made the twentieth day of September 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and thirty six between James Denton & Nehemiah 
Denton of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of 
New York executors of the last will and testament of 
Nathaniel Denton late of Jamaica above sd deceased on 
the one part and William Higbie of the same place 
yeoman on the other part wittneseth that the said James 
Denton and Nehemiah Denton by vertue and according 
to the tenor and true meaning of the last will and testa- 
ment of the said Nathaniel Denton and by force and by 
virtue of the same for and in consideration of the sum 
of sixty three pounds foure shillings lawfull money of 
NewYork afore said to them in hand paid at and before 
the ensealing and delivery of these presents & for other 
good causes & valluable motives allready had and re- 
ceived the reception of which they doe hereby one & there- 
of doe by these presents discharge the said William 
Higbee and his heirs ex^^ & adm^ forever have given 
granted bargained sold alliened assured & confirmed 
and by these presents doe freely and absolutely give 
grant bargain sell alliene convey assure and confirme unto 
the said William Higbee and to his heirs and assigns for- 
ever one certain percel of land lying situate in the town- 
ship of Jamaica aforesaid being part of a larger larger 

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percel or track of land belonging unto the father of the 
said Nathaniel which said granted percel begins att a 



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post at ye edge of the boggs near the said William Hig- 
bee's saw mill thence runing along the road or highway 
north nine degrees west ninteen roods two thirds of a 
rood thence north twenty eight degrees west forty four 
roods to a white oak bush standing near the path thence 
west five degrees south sixty two roods & an half to a 
black oack bush thence south fourteen degrees east nin- 
teen roods to a chesnut bush thence east seven degrees 
south thirty two roods to a red oak sapling thence south 
six degrees east forty nine roods soe runing down to a 
brook & thence allong the said brook as the same runs 
till it comes to the fence as it now stands near the said 
saw mill and thence to the first station containing nine- 
teen acres & three fourths of an acre together with all 
and singular woods under woods waters water cources 
swamps boggs fences improvements comodities advant- 
ages heredittements and appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing or in any manner of ways appertaining and the 
reversions & remainders thereof to have & to hold the 
abov mentioned and granted land and bargained premises 
together with all and singular their appurtenances unto 
the said William Higbee and to his heirs and assigns to 
the only use benefit and behoof of the said William Hig- 
bee his heirs and assigns for ever and the said James 
Denton & Nehemiah Denton doe for themselves & their 
heirs ex'''' & adm^ & every of them covenant & grant to 
& with ye said William Higbee and his heirs & assigns 
that they the said James Denton and Nehemiah Denton 
(as executors of the last will and testament of the said 
Nathaniel Denton deceased) have in themselves good 
right & lawfull authority to convey the said bargained 
land unto the said William Higbee & to his heirs and 
assigns in such manner and forme as above exprest and 

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and further that the same is now free of and from all 
intanglements & troble whatsoever and lastly they the 
said James Denton and Nehemiah Denton and their 
heirs ex^^ & adm^ the above granted land and bargained 
premises with every of their appurtenances unto the 



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said William Higbee and to his heirs and assigns against 
all just & lawfull claims of the heirs of the said Nathaniel 
Denton and against them the said James and Nehemiah 
theirs either & every of their heirs & allsoe against all 
others from by or under them or any of them shall warrant 
& by these presents forever defend in wittness whereof 
the above parties have hereunto interchanably sett their 
hands and seals the day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered It is to be noticed & under- 

in the presence of stood that the above parties to 

Samll, Smith Jun' these presents have agreed that 

Benja. Hinchman all the boggs mentioned with 

the above limitts are not to be 
accounted in the said nineteen 
acres and three quarters — 
James Denton O 

Nehemiah Denton O 

Queens County ye 5th April 1737 — Then came there 
James Denton & Nehemiah Denton within named 
came personally before me John Messenger Esq'' one of 
the Judges of the Court of Comon Pleas in ye County 
abovesaid & acknowledged that they executed this deed 
freely & volentarily for the uses in the same mentioned 
there are in it no razours or interlineations — Lett it be 
recorded John Messenger 

A true coppey entred and compared by 

Samll Smith, Jun"" Cle — 

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Aprill ye 28th 1738 

I Derick Amberman of Jamaica in Queens County 
doth bind my selfe my heirs ex*'^ adm^ to give free leberty 
to William Ludlum and Nehemiah Ludlum of the same 
place and to their heirs ex'^^ adm" or assigns that is to 
say leberty to pass and repass through the above said 
Derick Amberman land or medow to go to cut hay or 
grass or to cart hay with waggons or horses or any other 



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way that can be thought reasonable that is to say for 
ever that is through the said land or medow that the 
said Derick Amberman bought of William Ludlum and 
Nhemiah Ludlum by a deed dated with these presence in 
witness my hand and seal Derick Amberman O 

Nathan Smith 
Nicolas Lambert 

A true coppey of the origonal pr 

Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

This Indenture made the ninth day of December in in 
the eighth year of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord 
George the Second over Grate Brittaine &c. King De- 
fender of Faith &c. Annoq Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and thirty four beteen William Waters of 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of New York 
yeoman and Mary his wife of ye one part and John 
Emans of the same place yeoman on the other part 
whereas Richard Oldfield of Jamaica above said gent 
deceased died seized & possesed of certain lands situate 
and lying in the township of Jamaica afore said which 
said lands he devised by his last will and testament dated 
the twenty seventh day of Aprill Anno Dom one thousand 
seven hundred twenty seven now remaining in the 
secratary's office at New York unto his children of whome 
the said Mary is one as by the said last will & testament 
more fully may and doth appear and whereas by a survey 
discription plan and division the said lands were after- 

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wards viz viz in Aprill & May 1728 by David Humphry 
in presence of the ex®^ of the said Richard Oldfield & 
guardians of the said children & by their consent and good 
liking ascertained divided alloted & appointed unto each 
of the said children their several and respective parts 
proportions shears and portions of and in the said lands 
(which survey and division is now in ye custoty of Jona- 
than Waters & Joseph Smith ex®') in which said survey 
those lands which is numbred with the number or figure 3 



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fell to the shear and portion of the said Mary the the now 
wife of the said William Waters now this indenture witt- 
nesseth that the said Willian Waters and Mary his wife 
for and in consideration of the sum of forty one pounds 
five shillings currant money of the Colloney of New York 
above said to them or one of them in hand paid by the 
said John Emans at and before the ensealing and delivery 
of these presents the receipt to hereof they doe hereby 
own and acknowledge themselves to be therewith fully 
satisfied and contented and thereof and of every part 
thereof doe acquit and discharge the said John Emans 
and his heirs ex"^ and adm" forever by these presents have 
given granted bargained sold released aliened conveyed 
assured and confirmed and doe by these presents give 
grant bargain sell releas aliene convie assure and confirme 
unto the said John Emans and to his heirs and assigns 
forever that certain lott and percel of land lying in the 
wood lot of Richard Oldfield afore said discribed by the 
number or figure 3 in the draft and division thereof afore 
mentioned containing eight acres and one quarter exactly 
lying beteen lott n""^ 1 & lott n° 7 bounded west on land 
land that now Adam Smith's deceased east on land that 
belonged to William Oldfield south by Joseph Oldfield 
Poyer and north by land of Abraham Lot being stakt 
on the north side with oak stakes and on the south side 
with black oack stacks together together with all and 

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singuler the timber trees woods under woods profitts 
comodities heraditaments & apurtenances thereunto 
belonging or in any manner of ways appertaining (except 
and always excepting and reserving a waggon way or 
road to and from the land of Joseph Oldfield Poyer afore- 
said to be used at the west end of the above granted land) 
and the reversions & remainders thereof to have and to 
hold the above granted and discribed land and bargained 
premises with every of their appurtenances except as 
before excepted unto the said John Emans and his 
heirs and assigns to his and their use benefit and behoof 
foever and the said William Waters doth hereby for 



284 Records of the Town of 

himselfe his heirs ex«^ and adm« covenant promise and 
grant to and with the said John Emans and his heirs 
and assigns in manner and forme following that is to 
say that they the said William Waters and Mary his 
said wife or one of them in their or one of their own 
rights or to their or one of their own use now are or be 
and standeth lawfully seized of a good and perfect and 
absolute estate in the law in fee simple of and in the before 
granted eight acres and quarter of land and bargained 
premises with every of their appurtenances and have or 
one of them hath good and lawfull right and authority to 
bargain sell and assure the same unto the said John 
Emans and to his heir and assigns for ever according to 
the true meaning of these presents and further that the 
same is now free and clear from all trobles and incum- 
brances whatsoever and of & from the joynture and title 
of dower of Mary the said wife of the said William and 
further that he the said William Waters and his heirs 
ex"^ and adm^ the above granted lands as above discribed 
and premises with every of their appurtenances (except 
as above excepted) unto the said John Emans and to 
his heirs and assigns against against them the said 

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William Waters and Mary his said wife and either 
of them their and every of their heirs and against all 
and every other person & persons lawfully claiming the 
same any part thereof shall warrant and by these presents 
for ever defend in wittness whereof ye the above parties 
have hereunto interchangablely put their hands & seals 
the day and year above first written 
William Bloodgood William Waters O 

Garret Vanwickland Mary X Waters O 

Sealed and delivered her mark 

in the presence of us 
Garret Vanwickland 
William Bloodgood 

Queens 1 May ye 8th 1735 

County / S.S. Then came the within named William 
Water and Mary his wife personally before me John 



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Messenger Esq'' one of the Judges of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of said County and acknowledged the within 
instrument to be their volentary act and deed the said 
Mary being by me privitely examined and she acknowl- 
edg'^ that it was her volentary act and deed without 
any threats or compultion of her said husband I alow 
this deed to be recorded John Messenger 

A true coppey of the origenal deed with the acknowledg- 
ment entred pr me Samll Smith, Junr Cle — 

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This Indenture made the seventeenth day of Aprill 
in the eleventh year of the reigne of Sovereign Lord 
King George over Grate Brittaine &c. Defender of the 
Faith &c. Annoq'' Dommini one thousand seven hundred 
and twenty five between Samll Dean of Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Colony of NewYork yeoman & 
Hannah his wife of ye one and John Emans of Gravesend 
in Kings County in the same Cojloney yeoman on the 
other part wittnesseth that the said Samuel Dean and 
Hannah his wife for and in consideration of ye sume of 
two hundred pounds currant lawfull money of NewYork 
above said to them or one of them in hand paid by the 
said John Emans at and before the ensealing and de- 
livery of these presents ye recept of which they doe 
hereby own & acknowledge themselves to be therewith 
entirely satisfied and thereof & of & from every part 
thereof doe acquitt exonerate & discharge the said John 
Emans and his heirs ex*'^ and adm^ and every of them 
forever by these presents have granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeefed assured and confirmed and they the 
said Samuel Dean and Hannah his wife doe freely and 
absolutely give grant bargaine sell aliene enfeef assure 
and confirme unto the said John Emans & to his heirs 
and assigns forever all that messuage tenement dwelling 
house and lott of land scituate lying and being in Ja- 
maica afore said containing forty acres more or less 
bounded east on Thomas Humphrys south by Richard 



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Oldfield west by Hendrick Hagarlnan north partly by the 
road leading to ye ferry or New York and partly by 
Daniel Waters fence as it is now inclosed within fence 
(the passage leading to said Hendrick Hagarmans only 
excepted) together with all and singular the dwelling 
houses out houses barns stables orchards gardens fences 
improvements commodities advantages heredittaments 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging or or in any 

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manner of ways appertaining and all the right estate 
title claim possession and demand whatsoever of them 
the said Samuel Deane and Hannah his wife or of either 
of them or of their or either of their heirs of in or to the 
same or any part thereof & the reversions and remainders 
thereof to have and to hold the above granted & bounded 
land messuage tenement & bargained premises with 
every of their appurtenances unto the said John Emans 
& to his heirs and assigns to the only use benefit & behoof 
of the said John Emans and to his heirs and assigns for 
ever and the said Samuel Deane doth hereby for himselfe 
his heirs ex*''' and adm" covenant promise and grant 
to and with the said John Emans and his heirs and 
assigns and every of them in manner and forme follow- 
ing that is to say that he the said Samuel Deane and 
Hannah his wife or one of them in their or one of their 
owne right or to their or one of their one use now are or 
be & standeth lawfully seized of a good and perfect 
and absolute estate in the law in fee simple of & in the 
said messuage tenement and other the premises with 
their appurtenances & have or one of them hath good 
& lawfull right and authority to bargain sell and assure 
the same to the said John Emans his heirs and assigns 
for ever according to the true meaning of these presents 
& allsoe that the same is free and clear from any in- 
cumbrance or trouble whatsoever and further lastly the 
said Samuel Deane and his heirs ex«^ and adm^^ the above 
granted messuage tenement land and other ye bargained 



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premises premises with every of their appurtenances 
unto the said John Emans and to his heirs and assigns 
against all or any person or persons whatsoever and 
against him the said Samuel Dean & Hannah his wife 
their either & every of their heirs lawfully claiming the 
same or any part thereof shall warrant and by these 
presents forever defend in wittness whereof the above 
parties to these presents have hereunto interchangably 
sett their hands and seals the day and year above first 
written Samuel X Deane O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in the presence of us Hannah X Deane O 

Amos Smith her mark 

Solomon Denton 

Queens 1 Jamaica 7th day of Aprill Anno Dom 1725 
County / Then rec'd of John Emans within named 
the sum of two hundred pounds the consideration money 
within named I say received pr me 

Samll X Deane 
his mark 

Memorandum that full and peacable possession & 
seizin of and in ye messuage tennement & premises within 
mentioned together with their hereditements was deliv- 
ered by the within named Samuel Deane to the within 
named John Emans to the ye use & behoof of ye said 
John Emans & his heirs and assigns for ever according 
to the tenor & effect of the within written deed the 
seventh day of Aprill Anno Dom 1725 in the presence 
of the wittnesses herunder written 
Solomon Denton 
Amuas Smith 

Be it remembred y* on the fourth day of March Anno 
Dom one thousand seven hundred & thirty nine came 
before me James Hazard Esq*"^ one of the Judges & 
Justices of the Court of Common Pleas in Queens County 



288 Records of the Town of 

within mentioned ye within named Samuel Deane & 
Hannah his wife & did acknowledge & own that they 
executed the within deed or instrument of sale volun- 
taryly to & for uses therein mentioned and the said 
Hannah on private examination said she did ye same 
without any threats or compultion James Hazard 

A true coppey of ye origenal deed with ye acknowledg- 
ment & all above pr Samll Smith — J — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the first day of December in 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and thirty five beteen 
Joseph Smith of Jamaica in Queens County gent of the 
one part and John Tolman of Flushing in the same 
county gent of the other part witnesseth that the said 
Joseph Smith for and in consideration of the sum of five 
shillings lawfull money of New York to him paid by the 
said John Tolman before the sealing and delivery of 
these presence the recept whereof is hereby acknowledged 
hath bargained and sold and by these presence doth bar- 
gain and sell unto the said John Tolman one certain 
dwelling house messuage tenement and lott of land 
where the said Joseph Smith now lives situate near the 
main street in Jamaica aforesaid containing five acres 
more or less being bounded southerly by the said maine 
street easterly by the home lott of land lately in ye 
tener & occupation of Joseph Smith Sen'^ deceased (who 
was the father of the above named Joseph Smith the 
grantor) northerly by the land of Samuel Clowes and 
westterly by the hous lott of land late in the tenner & 
occupation of Gabrill Lulte deceased together with all 
singular the dwelling houses out houses barns buldings 
garding and improvements heriditaments & appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging with the reversion and rever- 
sions remainder and remainders of all and singular the 
premises and all rents and reservations reserved or 
payable by or upon any demisses leases or grants hereto- 
fore made or granted of the premises or of any part or 



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parcel thereof to have and to hold the said mesuage land 
tenements hereditements and all and singular other the 
premises whatsoever hereby bargained and sold or men- 
tioned to be bargained and sold with their and every 
of their appurtenances unto the said John Tolman his 
executors administrators and assigns from the day of 
the date hereof for and during the tirm of one whole 
year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleat 
and ended yeilding and paying therefore the yearly 
rent of one pepper corne on the first day of May May 

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if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by 
virtue of these presents and of the statute for transfering 
of uses into possession the said John Tolman may be 
in the actual possession of the premises and be ennabled 
to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance thereof 
to him and his heirs in witness whereof the said parties 
to these presents have interchangeably put their hands 
and seals the day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Jos. Smith O 

in the presence of us 
S. Clowes 
Benj'' Hinckman 

Entred 27th Octobr 1740 pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

This Indenture made the second day of December 
in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and thirty 
five beteen Joseph Smith of Jamaica in Queens County 
gent and Amy his wife of the one part and John Tolman 
of Flushing in the same County gent of the other part 
witnesseth that the said Joseph Smith and Amy his wife 
for and in consideration of the sum of eighty four pounds 
lawfull money of NewYork to the said Joseph Smith 
and Amy his wife or either of them in hand paid by the 
said John Tolman at or before the ensealing or delivery 
of these presence the recept whereof they the said Joseph 
Smith and Amy his wife do hereby acknowledge and 
thereof and of every part and percel thereof do clearly 



290 Records of the Town of 

acquit and discharge the said John Tolman his executors 
and administrators and every of them by these presence 
have given granted alined released and confirmed and 
by these presence do give grant alien releas and confirme 
unto the said John Tolman and to his heirs and assigns 
one certain dweling house mesuage tenement and lot 
of land where the said Joseph Smith now lives situate 
near the main street in Jamaica aforesaid containing 
five acres more or less being bounded southerly by ye 
said main street easterly by the house lot of land lately 
in the tener and occupation of Joseph Smith Smith 

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Senr. deceased (who was the father of the above named 
Joseph Smith the grantor) northerly by the land of Samuel 
Clowes and westerly by the home lott of land late in 
the tenor and occupation of Gabril Lutte deceased to- 
gether with all and singular the dwelling houses out houses 
barns buldings gardens and improvements hereditements 
and appurtenances whatsoever unto the same belonging 
or in any wise appertaining or there with all used occu- 
pied or enjoyed or accepted reputed taken and known 
as part parcel or member thereof (all which said premises 
now are in the actual possession of him the said John 
Tolman by virtue of one indenture of bargain and sale 
to him thereof made for the term of one year being dated 
the day before the date of these presents and made 
beteen the said Joseph Smith of the one part and the 
said John Tolman of the other part and by virtue and 
by virtue of the statute for transfering of uses into 
possession) and all the estate right title intrest use trust 
profit reversion claim and demand whatsoever of them 
the said Joseph Smith and Amy his wife of in and to the 
said premises and every or any part or parcel thereof 
and the reversion and reversions remainder and re- 
mainders yearly and other rents and profitts of the 
premises and of every part and parcel thereof to have 
and to hold the said messuages lands tenements heredite- 
ments and all and singular other the premises whatsoever 
hereby bargained and sold with their and every of their 



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appurtenances unto the said John Tolman his heirs and 
assigns to the only proper use and behoofe of him the said 
John Tolnian and of his heirs and assigns forever and the 
said Joseph Smith and Amy his wife their heirs and 
assigns the said mentioned granted premises with the 
appurtenances unto the said John Tohiian his heirs and 
assigns against them the said Joseph Smith and Amy 
his wife their heirs and assigns and against all other 
persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever 
defend by these presents and the said Joseph Smith 
for himself his heirs executors and administrators and 
every of them doth covenant grant and agree to and with 
the said John Tolman his heirs and assigns and every of 
them by these presents in manner and forme following 
(that is to say) that the said Joseph Smith for and not- 
withstanding any act or thing whatsoever had made done 
or wittingly commited or sufered by him the said Joseph 
Smith to the contrary now is and standeth lawfully right- 

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fully and and absolutely seized of the said messuage 
lands and tennements and of all and singular other 
the premises herein before mentioned meant or intended 
to be hereby granted aliened released and confirmed 
and e\'ery part and parcel thereof with their and every 
their appurtenances of a good pure perfect and indefeasi- 
ble estate of inheritance in fee simple and further that 
he the said Joseph Smith his heirs and assigns and all 
and every person and persons whatsoever have or law- 
fully claiming or which shall or may at any time here- 
after have or claim any lawfull or equitable estate right 
title or intrest of into or out of the said above granted 
messuage lands and tenements and all and singular other 
the premises herein before mentioned ment or intended 
to be hereby granted aliened released and confirmed 
with their and every of their appurtenances or any part 
or percel thereof from by or under or in trust for the said 
Joseph Smith his heirs or assigns shall and will at any 
time within the space of seven years next ensuing the 
date hereof upon request and at the cost and charges in 



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the law of the said John Tolman his heirs and assigns do 
make acknowledge execute and suffer or cause or procure 
to be done acknowledged executed and suffered all and 
every such further lawfull and reasonable assurance and 
act in law for the further better and more absolute assure- 
ing and conveying of the same granted mesuages lands 
and tenements and all and singular other the premises 
herein before mentioned ment or intended to be hereby 
granted aliened released and confirmed and every part 
thereof with their appurtenances unto the said John 
Tolman his heirs and assigns to the use of him the said 
John Tolman his heirs and assigns according to the true 
intent and meaning of these presents as by him the said 
John Tolman his heirs and assigns his or their council 
learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised 
or required so as nothing in such act or assurance extend 
to or comprise any further warrenty or covenants then 
in these presents are contained and so as no person so 
doing or suffering thereof be compelled to travil above 
thirteen mills from his or their usual abode or hebitation 
and lastly it is hereby declared by and beteen the said 
parties to these presents that all and singular such sub- 
sequent conveyances and assurances of the said above 
granted messuages lands and tenements tenements and 

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all and singular other the premises or any part or percel 
thereof shall be and and are by these presents de- 
clared to be and to the only proper use and behoofe 

of him the said John Tolman and of his heirs and assigns 
forever In witness whereof the said parties to these 
presents have interchangably put their hands and seals 
the day and year first above written — 
Sealed and delivered Jos. Smith O 

in the presence of us Amey Smith O 

S. Clowes 
Benja. Hinchman 

Queens "l Be it remembred that on the second 

County j S.S. day of September Anno Dom one 

thousand seven hundred and forty came before me James 



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Denton Esq"" one Maj*^* Justices of of the Peace for 
Queens County assigned the within named Joseph 
Smith and Amey his wife and did acknowledge that they 
executed the within deed freely to the uses therein men- 
tioned and the said Amey said (being priviately examined) 
said she did the same freely without any threats or. 
compultion James Denton 

Entred 24th February 1740/1 

pr Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 

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Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Roods 
of Red Lyon in Newcastle County in Pensylvania black- 
smith have released remised and forever quitt claimed 
and bj^ these presents doe for me my ex*='' and adm"^^ 
and every of us clearly and absolutely remise releas and 
forever acquitt Isaac Roods of Jamaica in Queens County 
yeoman his heirs ex®^ or adm'^ of and from the twenty 
pounds devised unto me by my father in his last will 
dated the fifth day of January Anno Dom 1721/2 to 
be paid bj^ me according to the will aforesaid and I 
doe for me my heirs ex^^ and adm" release all my other 
right claims or demands which I can or may claime from 
the said Isaac Roods of and in any lands rights or de- 
mands which he has in possession that ware devised in 
ye will aforesaid or any other lands or hereditements 
which my father dyed seized of — Wittness whereof 
I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this seventh day of 
May 1724 — Joseph X Roods O 

Sealed & delivered his mark 

in ye presence of us 
John Everett 
Jos. Smith 

Jamaica 18th Feb' 1740 

Queens 1 Then came before me Samuel Smith 

County / S.S. Esq' one of His Majesties Justices of 

the Peace for said county assigned Joseph Smith one 



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of the subscribeing witnesses to the within instrument & 
being deposed on the holy Evangelists did declare that 
he saw the within named Joseph Roods seal and execute 
the within instrument as his own voluntary act & deed, 
and and I do allow the same to be recorded in the town 
book — Samll. Smith, Junr — 

Entred 2d March 1740/1 pr. Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

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To all Christian people to whome this present write- 
ing shall come I John Hanse of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Long Island send greeting know yea that 
I the said John Hanse as well in consideration of the 
natural love and affection wch I bare towards my younger 
son Tunis Bergan and of the fatherly care which I have 
for his advancement and preferment as for diverss other 
good causes and lawfull considerations me moving have 
given granted and confirmed and by these presents I do 
give grant and confirme unto my said son Tunis Bergen 
the one moiety or equal half part of my plantation whereon 
I now live in Jamaica afore said with the one full equal 
part of the wood land to be taken off from the westerly 
side of my plantation according to a draught hereunto 
annexed and signed by me and also the one full equal 
half part of all my lands medows rights and divisions 
of lands which do belong to me in any part of the world 
and also the one full equal half part of all my goods and 
chattels liveing or dead of what kind or nature soever 
or in whose hands or in what place soever the same may 
be to have and to hold the said moiety of the said lands 
and premises with every their appurtenances unto him 
the said Tunis Bergen and his heirs executors adm"^' 
and assigns to the only use beneflSt and behoof of the 
said Tunis Bergen and his heirs executors administrators 
and assigns forever and I the said John Hance do hereby 
covenant promise grant and agree to and with my said 
son Tunis Bergen and his heirs and assigns that he the 
said Tunis Bargen and his heirs executors administrators 



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and assigns shall from hence forth have use hold occupie 
and enjoy all and singular the herein before granted 
premises without any lawfull let hendrence or interuption 
of me the said John Hanse or any other person or persons 

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whatsoever claiming by from or under me or my assigns 
in testimony whereof I the said John Hause have to 
these presints put my hand and seal at Jamaica this 
ninth day of April in the year of our Lord seventeen 
hundred and twenty eight John X Hanse O 

Sealed and delivered Ms marke 

in presence of 
S. Clowes Junr. 
Benjamin Everit 

Jamaica in Queens County 17th June 1730 — 
Then and there Benjamin Everit one of the witnesses 
to this instrument came before me Isaac Hicks Esq' 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Queens County 
and made oath that he saw saw the within named John 
Hanse seal and deliver thee same to the use therein 
mentioned Isaac Hicks 

A true coppey of ye origonal deed with ye acknowledg- 
mnt entred this 22d day of April 1742 

pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

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This Indenture made the twenty third day of March 
ine the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the second over Grate Brittaine France and 
Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. Annoqe Domini 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty nine beteen 
Thomas Smith & Daniel Smith both of Jamaica in 
Queens County on Long Island in the Province of New- 
York gent executors of the last will & testament of 
John Everitt late of Jamaica above said deceased gent 
on the one part and Samuel Smith Juner Town Clerk of 
Jamaica aforesaid gent on the other part witnesseth that 



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the said Thomas & Daniel Smith according to the tenner 
& true meaning of the said last will & testament of the 
said John Everitt &: by force & virtue of the same for & 
in consideration of the sum of six hundred and forty 
pounds lawfull money of New York to them in hand paid 
(for the use of the legaties mentioned in the said last 
will &: testament and for ye payment of the debts owing 
by the said John Everett in his life-time & such as have 
accrued since his decease) by the said Samuel Smith at 
and before the ensealing & delivery of these presents the 
recept whereof they doe own & hereby acknowledge 
themselves to be therewith intirely satisfied contented 
and paid and thereof and of & frome every part thereof 
doe exonerate acquit &: discharge the said Samuel Smith 
& his heirs ex""' &: adm^' for ever by these presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed released 
asureed and confirmed and by these presents they the 
said Thomas Smith &: Daniel Smith by force of the same 
last will & testament do freely clearly and absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aline convey releas asure & confimie 
unto the said Samuel Smith and to his heirs & assigns for- 
ever a certain messuage tennement & tract or percel 
of land situate in the township of Jamaica Jamaica 

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aforesaid being the same where the said John Everett 
lately lived containing one hundred & nineteen acres one 
quarter & twenty four square rods and boimded as fol- 
lows begining at a certain corner near a hay stack runing 
thence south eighty five degrees west seven chain and 
ten links to a lane thence along the lane south ten de- 
grees east foure chain & ninty two links to the cuntry 
road thence along the said road south eighty two degrees 
& fifteen minutes east seven chain & seventy links thence 
north eighty one degrees east thirteen chain thence 
along Nathaniel Dentons land north seven degrees & 
thirty minutes west six chain & twenty one links thence 
north eighty four degrees east five chain & twenty links 
thence south eighty seven degrees east five chain & 
thirty six links to Messengers corner thence along the 



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said Messengers land north seventy five degrees east 
one chain & and ninty links thence south fifty seven 
degrees & forty five minutes east one chain and twelve 
links thence north forty six degrees thirty minutes east 
six chain and ninty five links thence along a lane north 
fifty two degrees east six chain thence along Messengers 
land north twenty five degrees and forty five minutes 
west twelve chain and forty links thence north twenty 
three degrees forty five minutes west five chain and 
seventy five links thence along the Roads's land south 
twelve degrees & thirty minutes west thirty eight chain 
and eighty five links to a white oak sapling thence south 
sixty degrees & fifteen minutes west six chain to a stump 
thence south eighty foure degrees fifteen minutes west 
two chain & seventeen links thence along Cromwells 
land to a small twigg by an old logg thence along Mes- 
sengers land south eleven degrees forty five minutes east 
thirty six chain to a stone fence thence south eighty 
degrees west five chain and fifty links thence south 
seventy one degrees west five chain & thirty two links 
to a heap of young chesnutt trees thence along Nehemiah 
Smiths land north eighty seven degrees fifteen minutes 
west five chain ninty six six links to a chesnut tree thence 

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south eighty two degrees west three chain and fifty links 
to a white-oak thence south seventy two degrees west 
three chain and twenty links, thence south twelve de- 
grees west one chain and fifty links to the corner of 
Joseph Smiths land thence along the said land south six 
degrees fifteen minutes east twenty chain and seventy 
five links to the first station together with one piece or 
parse] of salt medow scituate ine the Long Neck of the 
said township containing one hundred acres more or less 
which the said John Everett died seized and possesed of 
and also together with the above mentioned & discribed 
lands by his said last will and testament dated the seventh 
of May Annoqe Domini one thousand seven hundred 



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& twenty nine did devise to be sold as above said which 
said meadow is bounded easterty by a ditch that divides 
it from meadow that lately belonged to Jonathan White- 
head south by meadow of said Whitehead west by the 
owl town creek northerly partly by Nathaniel Higbee 
partly by Joseph Smith & partly by said Jonathan 
Whitehead together with all and singular the. dwelling 
howses, barns, buldings, edifices, cellers, kitchings, shops, 
outhouses, ways, easments, orchards, gardens, timber 
trees, woods, under woods, fences improvements pond 
ditches pastures graseings, comodities, advantages heredi- 
taments & appurtenances whatsoever unto the said mes- 
suage lands meadow and premises belonging or in any 
manner of wise appertaining (except and always excepted 
one drift way to the land that John Messenger bought of 
Joseph Smith & one way to the land that he bought of 
Jonathan Dean through the above granted lands) and 
the reversions & remainders with all all the issues & 

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proffits thereof to have and to hold all and singular the 
above granted messuage lands meadow and premises 
with every of thier appurtenances (except as above ex- 
cepted) unto the said Samuel Smith & to his heirs & 
assigns to the only use benefitt & behoof of the said 
Samuel Smith and his heirs & assigns for ever and the 
said Thomas Smith and Daniel Smith doth hereby for 
themselves & their heirs ex''^ and adm" covenant promise 
grant and agree to and with the said Samuel Smith and 
his heirs and assigns in the following manner and forme 
that is to say that they the said Thomas Smith and Daniel 
Smith immediately before the executing of these presents 
had in themselves good right full power and lawfull 
authority by virtue of the said last will and testament 
of the said John Everett to grant alienate and convey all 
and singular the above mentioned to be hereby granted 
messuages lands meadow & premises with every of their 
appurtenances in manner and form afore said and that 



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the same & every part percel and member thereof shall 
remain & continue to the said Samuel Samuel Smith and 
to his heirs and assigns free and clear from all charges, 
titles dowries and incumbrances whatsoever and further 
that they the said Thomas Smith & Daniel Smith & 
thier heirs ex"^ and adm" the said above mentioned 
messuage lands meadow and premises (except as above 
excepted) with their and every of their appurtenances 
unto the said Samuel Smith & his heirs & assigns against 
all just and lawfull claims & demands of any persone or 
persons whatsoever shall warrant and by these presents 
forever defend and lastly the sd Thomas Smith & Daniel 
Smith for themselves their heirs ex*'^ and adm''^ doth cove- 

Page 332 
nant promise and and agree to and with the said Samuel 
Smith his heirs and assigns that they the said Thomas 
Smith & Daniel Smith their heirs ex^^ & ad'^m" shall and 
will at all times during the space of tenn years next en- 
suing the date hereof at and upon the reasonable request 
and at the cost and charges in the law of the said Samuel 
Smith his heirs & assigns make due and execute all and 
every such further lawfull & reasonable assureance & 
conveyance in the law for the further assureing & con- 
veying all & singular the before granted premises and 
appurtenances unto the said Samuel Smith his heirs and 
assigns as by the said Samuel Smith his council learned 
in the law shall be reasonably advised devised or required 
provided the said Thomas Smith & Daniel Smith their 
heirs ex*'" or adm"^^ be not required to travil above two 
miles from their or either of their dwelling houses to make 
such further assureance In witness whereof the parties 
to these presents have hereunto set & put interchanably 
their hands and seals the day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered in the presence Thomas Smith O 
of the word (third) in ye first sheet Daniel Smith O 
& first line and alsoe the word 
(acres) beteen the twenty second 
& twenty third lines & ye word 
(thereof) in the second sheet bteen 



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the seventeenth & eighteenth lines 
were interhned before seaHng & 
delivering hereof 
Isaac Bloom 
Daniel Sawyer 
Benj^ Hinchman 

The acknowledgement on the other leaf following 
Page 333 
following Queens \ Jamaica 14th Jan*'y 1742 

County / S.S. Then and there came before 
me Thomas Hicks Esq' one of His Majesties Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas for said County Benjamin 
Hinchmman one of the witnesses to the within deed and 
being deposed on the Holy Evangelist declared that he 
saw the within named Daniel Smith and Thomas Smith 
execute the same to the purposes with mentioned and I 
haveing carfully examined the same find that there is 
no razours or interlineations only those already taken 
notice of do allow the same to be recorded — 

T. Hicks 

This origonel deed with the acknowlidgement entred 
by me — Samuel Smith and compared by Nehemiah Smith 

pr Samll Smith Cle 
Nehemiah Smith Jr. 

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This Indenture made the twentieth day of September 
in the tenth year of His Maj*"'^ reign and in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty six beteen Samuel Denton of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of New York cooper on the one 
part & Samuel Smith of the same place Town Clerk on 
the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Denton 
for and in consideration of the sum of nine pounds foure 
shillings & ten pence currant money of the province 
afore said to him in hand paid & secured to be paid 
by the said Samuel Smith at and before the executing of 



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these presents the recept whereof he the said Samuel 
Denton doth hereby acknowledge and himselfe to be 
therewith fully satisfied and contented & thereof and of 
every part thereof doth exonerate & acquitt the said 
Samuel Smith and his heirs executors and administrators 
forever hath given granted bargained sold aliened con- 
veyed assured and confirmed and by these presents doth 
freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey 
assure & confirme unto the said Samuel Smith and to his 
heirs & assigns forever the one equal third and easter- 
most part runing from north to south of a certaine lott 
of land situate in Jamaica above said th? said lott being 
bounded as follows viz easterly by John Messenger 
southerly by the road & westerly & northerly by the 
land of the said Samuel Smith six acres & twenty six 
square roods or thereabouts, the said third & eastermost 

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part part of the above described lott of land being that 
part & shear which fell to the said Samuel Denton by 
agreement and articles thereof made beteen him the said 
Samuel Denton & his brothers Nathaniel & Daniel which 
may more at large appear by said agreement & articles 
indented bearing date the twenty ninth day of Aprill 
Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred & thirty six 
together with all and singular the ways easments fences 
improvements hereditaments and appurtenances to the 
said equal third and eastermost part & shear of the said 
above described lott of land belonging or appertaining 
and the reversions & remainders thereof and all the 
right title estate and claim whatsoever to the same or 
any part or percel thereof to have & to hold the above 
granted equal third & eastermost part and shear of the 
said lott of land above mentioned with all and singular 
their and every of their appurtenances imto the said 
Samuel Smith & to his heirs and assigns to the only use 
benefitt and behoof of the said Samuel Smith and his 
heirs & assigns forever and the said Samuel Denton doth 
hereby for himselfe his heirs executors and administrators 
covenant & engage to and with the said Sanmel Smith 



302 Records of the Town of 

and his heirs and assigns that he the said Samuel Denton 
immediately before the executing of this indenture had 
in him selfe good right and full power to sell dispose and 
convey the above bargained land & premises unto the 
said Samuel Smith and to his heirs & assigns in manner 
and form aforesaid and that the same is now clear and 
free from all trobbles & incumbrances whatsoever and 
further that he the said Samuel Denton and his heirs 
executors and administrators the asaid above granted 
lands and premises with every of their appurtenances 
unto the said Samuel Smith and and to his heirs executors 

Page 336 
administrators and assigns against all lawfull claims & 
demand of any person or persons whatsoever shall & 
will warrant and by these presents defende In witness 
whereof the above parties to these presents have inter- 
chanably put their hands and seals the day and year above 
first written — Samuel Denton O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presence of 
Benjamin Carman 
Benja. Hinchman 

Queens 1 Jamaica 14th Jann^y 1742 

County j S.S. Then and there came before me 
Thomas Hicks Esq" one of His Majesties Judgees of the 
Court of Common Pleas for said County Benjamin 
Hinchman one of the witnesses to the within deed and 
being deposed on the holy Evangelist declared that he 
saw the within named Samuel Denton seal & execute 
the same to the purposes within mentioned & I haveing 
examined ye same & do find two words razed & two words 
interlined and no more I allow this same deed to be 
recorded T. Hicks 

This deed with ye acknowledgement entred by Samuel 
Smith and compared by Nehemiah Smith 

pr Samll Smith — Cle 
Nehemiah Smith, Jr — 



Jamaica, Long Isl.-vnd 303 

Page 337 
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of Sep- 
tember in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and thirty six beteen James Denton and Nehe- 
miah Denton both of Jamaica in Queens County in the 
Province of NewYork yeoman executors of the last will 
and testament of Nathaniel Denton late of Jamaica 
aforesaid deceased on the one part and Samuel Smith 
of the same place Town Clerk on the other part wit- 
nesseth that the said James Denton and Nehetniah 
Denton by virtue of and according to the tenner and 
true meaning of the said last will and testament of the 
said Nathaniel Denton dated the eighteenth day of 
August last past & by force & virtue of ye same for and 
in consideration of the sum of nine pound four shillings 
& ten pence lawfull money of the Province of NewYork 
aforesaid to them in hand paid or secured to be paid by 
the said Samuel Smith at and before the ensealing & 
delivery hereof the recept wherof they doe hereby own & 
acknowledge and themselves to be therewith fully satis- 
fied & contented and thereof & of & from every part 
thereof doe acquitt and discharge the said Samuel Smith 
and his heirs executors & administrators for ever by 
these presents doe fully & clearly bargain sell convej^ 
aliene assure and confirme and by these presents doe 
from us the said James and Nehemiah Denton and 
from the heirs of the said Nathaniel Denton bargain 
sell convey aliene assure & confirme unto the said Samuel 
Smith and to his heirs and assigns forever one sertain 
equal third part (being the middelmost middelmost 

Page 338 
part) of a certain lott of land situate in the township of 
Jamaica which said lott of land is bounded easterly by 
John Messenger southerly by the main road & westerly 
and northerly by the said Samuel Smiths land containing 
six acres and twenty six square rodds or thereabouts of 
which the father of the said Nathaniel Denton died 
sezed of and by his last will and testament devised unto 
his three sons Nethaniel Samuel & Daniel which said 



304 Records of the Town of 

above third part or percel (runing from north to south) 
fell to the shear of the said Nathaniel of whose will and 
testament the said James and Nehemiah Denton are 
executors by agrement and articles thereof beteen them 
made on the twenty day of Aprill in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty six 
as by the same may more at large appear tgether with 
all and singular ye commodities ways improvements 
hereditaments and appurtenances to the said equal third 
part of the above discribed lott of land belonging or in 
any manner of ways appertaining and the reversions and 
remainders thereof to have and to hold the above granted 
equal third (and middelmost) part of the above discribed 
lots of land with every of the appurtenances unto the 
said Samuel Smith & to his heirs and assigns to the only 
benefitt and behoof of the said Samuel Smith & his heirs 

Page 339 
and assigns assigns to the only benefitt and behoof of 
the said Samuel Smith and his heirs and assigns forever 
and the said James Denton and Nehemiah Denton for 
them and their heirs executors & administrators and every 
of them doe covenant and grant to and with the said 
Samuel Smith and his heirs and assigns and every of 
them by these presents in manner and forme following 
that is to say that they the said James Denton & Nehe- 
miah Denton have in themselves good right & full power 
and authority by virtue of the last will and testament 
aforesaid to grant bargain sell and convey the same 
above granted lands and premises with every of their 
appurtenances unto the said Samuel Smith & his heirs 
and assigns in manner and forme aforesaid and that the 
same is now free and clear from all incumbrances what- 
soever and also that they the said James Denton and 
Nehemiah Denton and their heirs executors and adminis- 
trators the said above granted equal third and middel- 
most part of the said lot of land and premises together 
with their and every of their appurtenances against 
them the said James Denton and Nehemiah Denton 
and their heirs and against the heirs of the said Nathaniel 



Jamaica, Long Island 305 

Denton and against all and every person or persons 
lawfully claiming from by or under them or or any 

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of them shall warrant and by these presents forever 
defend In witness whereof the above parties to these 
presents have interchangably put their hands and seals 
the day and year above first written — 
Sealled and delived James Denton O 

in the presence of Nehemiah Denton O 

Benjamin Carman 
Benj^ Hinchman 

Queens 1 Jamaica 14 January 1742 

County / S.S. Then and there came before me 
Thomas Hicks Esq^ one of His Majesties Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas for said County Benjmin Hinch- 
man one of the witnesses to the within deed and being 
deposed on the Holy Evangelist declared that he saw the 
within named James Denton and Nehemiah Denton 
execute the same to the purposes within mentioned 
and I have carefully examined the same find that there 
is no razours or interlineations I doe allow the same 
to be recorded T. Hicks 

This deed entred by Sam*' Smith & compared by 
Nehemiah Smith Jn' pr Samll Smith — Cle 

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This Indenture made the fourth day of May and in 
the twelfe year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
George over Grate Brittaine &c. and in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
and beteen John Carpenter of Jamaica in Queens County 
on Nassaw Island and in the Colony of New York yeoman 
of the one part and David Waters of the same place yeo- 
man on the other part witnesseth that the said John 
Carpenter for and in consideration of the sum of twenty 
seven pounds currant lawfull money of New York afore- 
said to be paid by the a1)ovesaid David Waters at or 
before the insealing or delivery of these presents the 



306 Records of the Town of 

recept whereof he doth hereby own and acknowledge 
himselfe to be therewith fully satisfied contented and 
paid and thereof & therefrom doth forever exonerate 
acquit and discharge the above said David Waters 
Waters his heirs ex*''' adm"^^ all and every of them have 
given granted bargained & sold & doe by these presents 
fully & absolutely & freely bargain sell and make over 
unto the above said David Waters his heirs ex'^^ adm" 
and assigns a certain piece of upland situate and being 
in the bounds of Jamaica afore said lying and being in a 
neck commonly called the heither east neck and it is 
butted and bounded as followeth norththerly by a high- 
way and westerly by land of Richard Oldfield & southerly 
by the fresh meadow of the above said John Carpenter 
and Nehemiah Smith and easterly by the meadow of 
Samuel Higbee and of John Carpenter above said and 
alsoe a certain piece of meadow in the above said neck 
called an addition and it is bounded as followeth that is 
to say easterly by the creek parting the the further 
east & heither east neck and northerly by by a ditch 

Page 342 
and westerly by ye mentioned land and southerly by 
the meadow of Samuel Higbee be the same more or 
less of land or meadow ye land being a ten acre right 
in the said neck with all the previledges hereditaments 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the rever- 
sions & remainders thereof to have and to hold the above 
bargained land and meadow with the premises thereunto 
belonging or in any manner of ways appertaining unto 
the above said David Waters and to his heirs & assigns 
for ever to the only proper use benefit and behoof of 
the said David Waters and to his heirs and assigns forever 
and the abovesaid John Carpenter doth for himselfe his 
heirs ex*''' adm"^^ covenant promise grant & agree to and 
with the said David Waters his heirs & assigns in manner 
and forme following that is to say that the John Car- 
penter at the time of the ensealing & delivery of these 
presents had in himself good right & full power to alienate 
the above said land & meadow and premises in manner 



Jamaica, Long Island 307 

and forme afore said & that the same is clear and free 
from all incumbrances whatsoever and further that the 
above said John Carpenter his heirs ex''^ adm" ye same 
above granted land & meadow and premises unto him 
the said David Waters his heirs and assigns against him 
the said John Carpenter his heirs & assigns and any 
other person or persons whatsoever at any time hereafter 
lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof shall & 
will warrant and by these presents defend in witness 
whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto sett 
their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first 
above written John X Carpenter O 

Sealed and delivered his mark 

in the presence of 
Presilla X Smith 

her mark 
Nehemiah Smith 

Page 3J^3 
Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 
Then and there Nehemiah Smith one of the witnesses 
of the within instrument came before me Thomas Hicks 
Esq'' Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Queens 
County aforesaid and made oath that he saw the within 
named John Carpenter seal and deliver the within deed 
to the use therein mentioned and that he saw Presilla 
Smith sign as an evidance T. Hicks 

A true coppey of the original deed & acknowledgment 
entred pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

This Indenture made the thirtieth day of June in 
the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
the Second King over Grate Brittaine & Annoqe Dominy 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty nine beteen Jona- 
than Dean of Jamaica in Queens County in the Collony 
of New York miller & Elizabeth his wife of ye one part 
and David Waters of ye same place yeoman on the 
other part wittnesseth that the said Jonathan Dean for 
and in consideration of the sum of eighty four pounds 



308 RecIords of the Tow^n of 

lawfull money of XewYork afore said to them or to one 
of them in hand paid by the said David Waters at and 
before the enseaUng & delivery of these presents the 
recept whereof he doth hereby own & acknowledge him- 
self to be therewith fully satisfied contented and paid 
and thereof doth acquitt & discharge the said David 
Waters and his heirs & ex^^ & adm"^' forever by the 
presents have given granted granted bargained sold 

Page 3U 
aUened enfeofed conveyed asureed & confirmed & the 
said Jonathan Deane & Elizabeth his said wife doe freely 
and absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeof 
convey assure & confirme unto the said David Waters 
& to his heirs and assigns forever a certain equal moiety 
or half part of a certain tract lott or percel of land scituate 
in the south woods of the township of Jamaica aforesaid 
near Springfield which ye said Jonathan purchased lately 
from William Barnett & Susanah his wife the whole 
containing forty two acres more or less bounded east by 
Freemans path soe called north by the parsonage land 
west partly by land that was lately Thomas Gales & 
Benjamin Whitehead &: south by Abraham Lot together 
with all and singular the timber trees woods under woods 
commodities advantages profitts heraditaments and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manner of 
ways appertaining and all the right estate title intrest 
& claim whatsoever of the said Jonathan Deane & Eliza- 
beth his said wife or of either of them of in or to the same 
and the reversions and remainders thereof to have and 
to hold the above granted and bargained moietey and 
equall half part of land and granted premises with every 
of appurtenances unto the said David Waters and to his 
heirs and assigns to the only use benefit and behoof of 
the said David Waters and to his heirs and assigns 
forever and the said Jonathan Deane doth hereby for 
himselfe his heirs ex^^ and adm" covenant promise and 
grant to and with the the said David Water and his 



Jamaica, Long Island 309 

Page 345 
heirs and assigns in manner and form following that is 
to say that they the said Jonathan Deane & Elizabeth 
his said wife or one of them immediately before the 
executing of this present indenture had in them him or 
her self a good right full and absolute power & authority 
to give grant bargain sell and confirme unto the said 
David Waters and to his heirs and assigns for ever the 
above granted mentioned moiety or half part of the said 
discribed lott of land & premises with every of their 
appurtenances & that the same shall remain abide & 
be unto the said David Waters and his heirs and assigns 
as a good sure & absolute & perfect estate in the law 
in fee simple and lastly that he the said Jonathan Deane 
and his heirs ex''^ & adm" the said above granted & 
bounded lott of land that is to say the one equal moiety 
and half part thereof together with the heredittaments 
& appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said 
David Waters & to his heirs & assigns against the said 
Jonathan Deane & Elizabeth his said wife and against 
all other person or persons lawfully claiming the same 
or part thereof shall warrant and by these presents 
forever defend in wittness whereof the above parties to 
these presents have hereunto interchangably set their 
hands & seals ye day & year above first written 
Sealed & delivered Jonathan Deane O 

in the presence of Elizabeth X Deane O 

John Foster her mark 

Anthony Yalverton 



Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 — 
Then & there John Foster one of ye wittnesses of 
this instrument came before me Thomas Hicks Esq« 
Judge of ye Court of Comon Pleas in Queens County 
abovesd & made oath y* he saw the within named Jona- 
than Dean & Elizabeth Dean his wife seal & deliver ye 
same to ye use therein mentioned & that he saw Anthony 



310 Records of the Town of 

Yalverton signe as an evidance I do allow of ye same to 
be recorded — T. Hicks 

Entred & compared pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

Page 346 
This Indenture made this twenty first day May 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
thirty seven and in tenth year of the raign of our Sover- 
eign Lord George ye Second over Grate Brittain King 
&c. and between Samuel Higbee of Jamaica in Queens 
County on Nassaw Island in the Colony of NewYork 
yeoman of the one part and David Waters of the same 
place yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that the 
said Samuel Higbee for and in consideration of the sum 
of ten pounds currant money of NewYork to him in 
hand paid before the ensealing of this indenture by the 
said David Waters the recept whereof ye said Samuel 
Higbee doth hereby acknoledge himself to be to be 
therewith satisfied contented and paid and of every part 
thereof doth by these, presents acquit releas and discharge 
the said David Waters his heirs ex"' adm" forever have 
granted bargained sold alienated assured & confirmed 
and he ye sd Samuel Higbee doth by these presents grant 
bargaine sell assure convey and confirme to unto the 
said David Waters and to his heirs & assigns forever a 
certain piece or percel of meadow situate and being in a 
neck called ye hither east neck in the township of Ja- 
maica afore said containing by estimation three or four 
acres be the same more or less bounded east and north 
by said David Waters west by Nehemiah Smith and 
south by the creek together with all and singular ye profits 
advantages hereditaments apurtenanses thereunto be- 
longing with all estate right title intrest possession claim 
demand whatever of him the said Samuel Higbee of in 
or to the said meadow and premises the reversions and 
remainders thereof to to have and to hold the said 

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granted bargained meadow and premises with their ap- 
purtenances unto the said David Waters and to his heirs 



Jamaica, Long Island 311 

and assigns forever to his and their sole proper use benefit 
profit and behoof forever & the said Samuel Higbee doth 
hereby for himself his heirs ex^' adm'^'' covenant promise 
grant and agree to & with the said David Waters his 
heirs and assigns that he the said Samuel Higbee at the 
time of the ensealing of this present indenture had in 
himself good right and full power to alienate and convey 
the bove mentioned meadow and premises the appurte- 
nances in manner as above and also the same is clearly 
discharged & freed from any intanglement whatever 
and further also that the said meadow premises the 
appurtenances shall forever remain abide unto the said 
David Waters his heirs and assigns a absolute estate 
of inheritance in fee simple & lastly ye sd Samuel Higbee 
his heirs ex^' adm" ye sd granted meadow & premises 
and their appurtenances unto the sd David Waters & to 
his heirs and assigns against all or any Just or lawful! 
claime or claimes shall and will warrant and, forever by 
this present indenenture have hereunto set their hands 
& fixed their seals ye day & year first above written 
Sealed & delivered Sam.'^ Higbee O 

in presence of 
Daniel Woodruff 
John Thuston 

Jamaica Queens County 14th January 1742 — 
Then and there John Thurston one of ye wittnesses of 
the within instrument came before me Thomas Hicks 
Esq'' Judge of the Court of Comon Pleas in Queens County 
abovesd & made oath that he saw the within named 
Samuel Higbee seal & deliver ye within deed to the use 
therein mentioned and that he saw Daniel Woodruff 
sign as an evidance I alow ye same to be recorded 

T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred & compred pr. 

Samll. Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the fourth day of Aprill and 
in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign 



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Lord King George over Grate Brittaine &c. King De- 
fender of Faith &c. & in the year of our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty seven between 
Israel Smith of Jamaica in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island and in the Colony of New York on the one part 
& David Waters of the same place yeoman on the other 
part wittnesseth that the said Israel Smith for & in 
consideration of the sum of forty six pound currant law- 
full money of New York aforesaid to him in hand paid by 
the above said David Waters at or before the ensealing 
or delivery of these presents the recept whereof he doth 
hereby own & acknowledge himselfe to be therewith 
satisfied & contented and thereof and therefrom and 
from every part and percel thereof do by these presents 
forever acquit exonerate and discharge the said David 
Waters and his heirs ex'^^ and adm"^^ have given granted 
bargained sold alienated conveyed assureed & confirmed 
and he the said Israel Smith doth by these presents give 
grant bargain sell alienate convey assure and confirme 
unto the said David Waters and to his heirs and assigns 
forever a certain percal of upland & meadow salt & fresh 
one certain piece of meadow bounded as followeth (viz) 
southerly by the creek parting the hether east neck and 
further east neck it is lying on the east side of the hether 
east neck & easterly by the meadow of Samuel Higbee and 
westerly by the highway that leadeth to the point and 
Benjamin Wigins northerly by the upland and also a ten 

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ten acre right of upland lying in the abovesd side of 
the neck and also another small peice of meadow lying 
on the west side of the said neck bounded southerly 
by the pond commonly known by Samuel Smith pond 
and westerly by meadow belonging to Christian Lupardus 
and northerly by upland & easterly by the above said 
David Waters and also aboute two acres of upland on 
said side by the same more or less lying in the west side 
of said neck all which said land & meadow being in 
occupation formerly of Thomas Smith late deceased 
all lying in the township of Jamaica above said & the 



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said land & meadow on the east side of the above neck 
each of them lying for five acors a piece be the sapie more 
or less as it is above bounded and exprest together with 
all the appurtenances and the reversions commodities 
advantages hereditaments unto the said David Waters 
and to his heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit 
and behoof of ye said David Waters and to his heirs and 
assigns forever and and the said Israel Smith doth for 
himself his heirs ex"^ and adm"^^ covenant promise grant 
& agree to and with the said David Waters and his heirs 
& assigns that he the said Israel Smith imediately before 
the execution of these presents had in himself good clear 
free and absolute and indefeazable estate of inheritance 
in fee simple of in and to the above bargained lands & 
meadow and premises with the appurtenances & and also 
had good right and legal power & authority to convey 
and alienate the same in maner and form aforesaid and 
also that the same & every part thereof is free and clear 
from any trouble or incumbrance whatsoever and lastly 
that the said Israel Smith his his heirs ex^^ adm" the 

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said above mentioned land & meadow with ye premises 
& appurtenances unto the said David Waters and his 
heirs & assigns against him ye said Israel Smith his heirs 
executors and adm" and against all and every other 
person or persons lawfully claiming the same shall and 
will warrant and forever by these presents defend in 
testamony whereof the said Israel Smith hath set to his 
hand and affixed his seal ye day and year first above 
written — Israel Smith O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
Nehemiah Smith Jun' 
Nehemiah Smith 

Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 — 
Then and there Nehemiah Smith one of the witnesses 
to the within instrument came before me Thomas Hicks 
Judge of ye Court of Common Pleas in Queens County 



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above said & made oath that he saw the within named 
Israel Smith seal and deliver the same to the to ye use 
therein mentioned and that he saw Nehemiah Smith 
sign as an evidance I allow this to be recorded but let 
it be remembred that two words ware interlined in ye 
mergin and three words ware interlined in ye twenty 
fifth line more than ware taken notice of at the time of 
the executing of this deed — T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred & compared 

pr, Samll. Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made this first day of June and in 
the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
George the Second over Grate Brittain &c. and and 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred and twenty eight and between Samuel Higbee of 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Coloney of New York 
on Nassaw Islald of the one part and David Waters of 
the same place of the other part wittnesseth that the 
said Samuel Higbee for and in consideration of the sum 
of four pounds currant money of New York to him in 
hand paid by the said David Waters at or before the 
ensealing & delivery of these presents the recept whereof 
he doth own and acknowledge himself to be satisfied 
contented and paid and he the said Samuel Higbee doth 
hereby give grant bargain sell enfeof assure and convey 
and confirme to the said David Waters to his heirs and 
assigns forever certain peas of meadow in ye bounds of 
Jamaica in a neck commonly called the heither east neck 
containing about one acre be the same more or less 
bounded as followeth that is to say east by John Car- 
penter west by the said David W^aters & north by partly 
ye land of Richard Oldfield deceased and partly by said 
David Waters & south by said Amul Higbee begining 
from a stack by west side of a pond for that purpose 
set up so runing west to another small stack for that 
purpose set up to have and to hold the above mentioned 



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meadow & premices with the appurtenances unto the 
said David Waters his heirs and assigns forever & the 
said Samuel Higbee doth for himself his heirs ex*'^ adm" 
doth hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and 

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with with the said David Waters his heirs and assigns 
for that the said Samuel Higbee immediately before the 
ensealing and delivery of this present indenture had in 
himself a good right lawful! power to alienate and convey 
ye same in manner aforesaid and also will warrant and 
defend ye same against any person or persons laying any 
just claime to the same in wittness whereof the parties 
to this present indenture have here unto set their hand 
and seal ye day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Samll Higbee O 

in presence of 
John Eldeson 
John Thurston 

Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 
Then and there John Thuston one of the wittnesses 
of the within instrument came before me Thomas Hicks 
Esq*' Judge of ye Common Pleas and made oath that he 
saw the within named Samuel Higbee seal and deliver 
the within instrument to the use therein mentioned and 
that he saw John Elderson sign as an evidance — I allow 
the same to be recorded— T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred and compared 

pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come — Know ye that I Samuel Higbee of Jamaica in 
Queens County in ye Colony of New York have sold to 
David Waters of the same place have sold alienated 
assureed quit claimed sold and made over to the said 
David Waters his heirs and assigns for ever for the sum of 
one pound ten shillings to me in hand paid by the said 
David Waters have given granted bargained sold & 



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made over a certain pease or percel of fresh meadow 
in the bounds of Jamaica aforesaid in the heither east neck 
containing by estimation half an acre be the same more 
or less bounded as followeth that is to say north by 
the David Waters land & south by the aforesaid Samuel 
Higbee runing across the cove as ye fence now standeth 
by trees for that purpose marked in testamony whereof 
I have set to my hand and seal this thirty first day of 
January and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred & twenty six or seven Samll. Higbee O 

Sealed & delivered 
in presence of 
Nathan Smith 
Charles Allen 

Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 — 
Then and there Nathan Smith one of the wittnesses 
of the within instrument came before me Thomas Hicks 
Esq« Judge of ye Court of Common Pleas in Queens 
County above said & made oath that he saw ye within 
named Samuel Higbee seal and deliver the same to the 
use therein mentioned and that he saw Charles Allen 
sign as an evidance Let this be recorded ther being no 
razours nor interlineations — T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred & compared 

pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the seventeeth day of June Anno 
Dom one thousand seven hundred thirty six between 
John Peirson of Woodbridge in East Jersey gent & Judith 
his wife of the one part & David Waters of Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Coloney of NewYork yeoman on 
other part wittnesseth that the said John Peirson & Judith 
his said wife for & in consideration of the sum of five 
shillings already paid by the said David the recept is 
hereby acknowledged & for other causes & considerations 
have granted bargained & sold & doe grant bargain & 



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sell by these presents unto the said David Waters & his 
heirs and assigns one certain one acre right of and in the 
upland within the hithereast neck in the Township of 
Jamaica aforesaid which did formerly belong unto Thomas 
Smith father to the said Judith together with the ap- 
purtenances to have and to hold to him the sd David 
Waters and to his heirs and assigns forever In wittness 
whereof the above parties have hereunto interchangably 
put their hands & seals the day and year above first 
written John Peirson O 

Sealed and delivered Judith Peirson O 

in the presence of us 
Samll Smith — Junr. 
Jos. Smith 

Jamaica in Queens County 14th January 1742 
Then and there Samuel Smith one of ye wittnesses 
of this instrument came before me Thomas Hicks Esq^ 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Queens County 
and made oath that he saw the above named John Peirson 
and Judith Peirson seal and deliver the same to the use 
therein mentioned there being no razours nor interlinia- 
tions Let this deed be recorded T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred and compared 

pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the sixteenth day of August 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hun- 
dred and thirty six between William Bloodgood of 
Flushing in Queens County on Nassaw Island in the 
Province of New York gent & Sussannah his wife of the 
one part and David Waters of Jamaica in Queens County 
abovesaid yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that 
whereas Richard Oldfeild late of Jamaica abovesaid gent 
deceased (the father of the said Susannah) died seized 
& possessed in his demese as of fee of several certain lands 
meadows tenements & hereditaments in the township 



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of Jamaica abovesaid all which he did by his last will 
and testament dated the twenty seventh day of Aprill 
Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred & twenty seven 
now remaining in the Prerogative Office of New York 
abovesaid devise will and bequeath unto his wife Sarah 
Oldfield his grandchild Joseph Oldfield Poyer & to his 
children Jane, Hannah, Mary, Deborah, Susannah, & 
Kesiah in such parts portions & after such maner as in 
the said last will and testament of the said Richard 
Oldfield is at large exprest all which said lands meadows 
tenements and hereditaments were afterwards to witt 
in Aprill & May in the year of our Lord one thousand 
s^en hundred and twenty eight surveyed & divided & 
discribed in a mapp or scheme thereof by David Hum- 
phreys now in the hands of Jonathan Waters one of the 
executors unto the said will & testament & whereas by an 
agreement of the legatees that were then of full age & by 
the representatives of those that ware under age the said 
lands perticularly & severally allotted and sheared in 
such parts & portions to evry legatee as that they might 
hold each his or her shear and part in severalty and 
certainty from each other which agreement is now alsoe 
lodged in the costoty of ye said Jonathan Waters baring 
date the 25th day of Febry. Anno Dom 1728 by 
which said said agreement the lands meadows and 

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tenements discribed and known in the said abov men- 
tioned mapp or scheme by N*' 5 fell to the shear of 
the said Susannah the wife of the said William Blood- 
good & one of the daughters unto the said Richard Old- 
field afore said now the said William Bloodgood & 
Susanah his wife for and in consideration of ye sum 
of one hundred and forty pounds lawfull money of the 
Province of New York afore said to them or one of them 
in hand paid by the said David Waters at and before the 
ensealing & delivery of these presents the recept whereof 
they doe hereby own & acknowledge themselves to be 
therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof 
& of & fronie every part thereof do acquitt & discharge 



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the said David Waters and his heirs ex*''' & adm" forever 
by these presents have given granted bargained sold 
aliened released conveyed asureed & confirmed and by 
these presents doe freely and absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene release convey assure & confirme unto 
the said David Waters and to his heirs & assigns forever 
two certain peices of upland & one percell of meadow 
all which are scituate in the hithereast neck (soe called) 
within the Township of Jamaica abovesaid & all known 
& Discribed by the said No. 5 in the scheme abovesaid 
the one containing aboute twenty acres three quarters & 
eleven rodds called Oldfields Pointe joyning to a highway 
on the east which runs down to the meadows the other 
piece of upland called the hithereast neck containing 
eight acres and a quarter the meadow containing eight 
acres & three quarters adjoyning unto the said above 
mentioned percell of upland all which said upland and 

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meadow are lying and and contiguous unto lands of ye 
said David Water abovesd together with all and singular 
the woods under woods fences grazings pond ditches 
improvements hereditaments and appurtenances there- 
unto belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the 
right intrest claime properties & demands of them the 
said William Bloodgood & Susannah his wife of in or to 
the same or any part thereof or of any claime or right 
whatsoever in the said hithereast neck abovesaid & the 
reversions and remainders thereof to have & to hold the 
above mentioned and granted severall pieces of upland 
and meadow together with their and every of their 
hereditaments & appurtenances and all the rights of 
land and meadow belonging unto the said William and 
Susannah Bloodgood within the said hithereast neck 
unto the said David Waters and to his heirs and assigns 
to the only use & behoof of ye said David Waters and to 
his heirs and assigns forever and the said William Blood- 
good doth hereby for himself his heirs ex"* & adm" cove- 
nant pormise & grant to and with the said David Waters 
& his heirs & assigns in manner following that is to say 



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that he the said William Bloodgood & Susannah his 
said wife or one of them in their or one of their own 
right or to their or one of their own use now are and 
standeth lawfully seized of a good pure & perfect and 
absolute estate in the law in fee simple of and in the 
said two percels of upland and one percel of meadow 
& bargained premises with every of there appurtenances 
and have or one of hath good and lawfull right and 
authority to bargain sell and assure the same unto the 
said David Waters & to his heirs and assigns forever 
according to the true intent and meaning of these presents 
& further that the same are now free and clear from all 
mortgages bargains sales dowries joyntures titles & 
incumbrances whatsoever and moreover that he the said 
W'illiam Bloodgood & Susannah his his said wife at 

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all times during the space of seven years next ensuing the 
above date to these presence at the reasonable request 
and at the cost & charge of the said David Waters and 
his heirs & assigns shall and will make knowledge & 
suffer and cause to be made doun and knowledged & 
suffered all and singular act & acts thing & things in the 
law which by the said David Waters his heirs or assigns 
or his or their learned counsel in the law shall be law- 
fully & reasonablely devised or advised for ye further 
and better assurance & suremaking of all and singular 
the premises unto the said David Waters his heirs and 
assigns for his and their own use absolutely without any 
condition whatsoever and further lastly that he the said 
William Bloodgood & his heirs ex"^ & adm" all & singular 
the said several peices & percels of upland and meadow 
and premises together with all and singular their ap- 
purtenances unto the said David Waters and to his 
heirs and assigns against him the said William Bloodgood 
& Susannah his said wife & their either & every of their 
heirs and against all and every other person or persons 
lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof shall war- 
rant and by these presents forever defend In testimony 
whereof the above parties have hereunto interchangably 



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put their hands and seals the day and year above first 
written it is agreed by and between the above perties 
before signing and sealing of these presents that if any 
highway shall lye thorough the said lands or meadow in 
the above deed expresed that the said William Bloodgood 
and his heirs shall not be obliged to defend ye same 

Sealed and delivered — two words raized in the 13th 
line the word other interlined in ye first sheet and hun- 
dred writt in the margen — William Bloodgood O 
in presence of us Susannah X BloodgoodO 

Jos. HiNCHMAN her mark 

George Little 

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Queens ] October ye 7th 1736 

County / S.S. Then came the within named William 
Bloodgood and Susannah his wife personally before me 
John Messenger Esq^ one of the Judges of the Court of 
Common Pleas of said County & acknowleded the within 
written instrument to be their free and volentary act 
and deed the said Susannah being by me privately exam- 
ined acknowledged that it was her vollentary act and 
deed without any threats or compulsion of her said hus- 
band — I allow this deed to be recorded 

John Messenger 

A true entred & compared pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

This Indenture made the twenty seventh day of 
Aprill in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and twenty nine between William Waters 
of Jamaica in Queens County on Nassaw Island in the 
Province of New York yeoman and Mary his wife of the 
one part and David Waters of Jamaica aforesaid yeoman 
on the other part whereas Richard Oldfield late of Ja- 
maica in Queens County above said gent deceased did 
by his last will and testament dated the twenty seventh 
day of Aprill Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred 
& twenty seven devise and bequeath all the rest and 
remaining part of his real estate estate (when Sarah 



322 Records of the Town of 

Page 360 
Oldfield his wife had out of the same her devident) 
unto his grandchild Joseph Oldfield Poyer and to his 
daugters Jane Hannah Mary Deborah Susannah & Kesiah 
to be eaqually between them to be devided as by the 
said will fully and at large may appear and whereas by the 
executors of the said last will and testament with the 
concurrance and unanimous desire & consent of the said 
legatees devision of the lands meadows & real estate of 
the said Richard Oldfield was devided proportioned 
& allotted to the respective legatees as may alsoe further 
appear by a figure or scheme thereof made by David 
Humphries dated Ann Dom one thousand seven hundred 
and twenty eight in which said proportion devision or 
scheme one certain lott or percel of salt meadow con- 
taining five acres in the hither east neck in the said town- 
ship did fall to the portion or lott of the said Mary and 
known by the number 3*^, and one other five acre lott of 
meadow in the said neck unto Hannah above said two 
legatees as above said which said division or scheme is 
now lodged in the hands of Jonathan Waters & Joseph 
Smith ex^^ to the said last will & testament and whereas 
the said William is now intituted to and has the sole 
right in and of the said two pieces of meadow now this 
indenture wittnesseth that the said W^illiam Waters for 
and in consideration of the sum of twenty six pounds 
New York money to him in hand paid by the said David 

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W^aters Waters at and before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own 
and acknowledge to be contente therewith and thereof 
doth acquitt and release the said William Waters and his 
heirs ex*''' & adm"^^ by these presents have granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed assureed & confirmed & 
by these presents the said William Waters & Mary his 
said wife doe freely & absolutely grant bargain sell aliene 
convey assure & confirme unto the said David Waters 
and to his heirs & assigns forever the said above two recited 
percells or lottments of meadow given and proportioned 



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as above said to the legatees afore said with every and 
all and singular their heredittaments thereunto belonging 
& all ye right and intrest of the said William Waters of 
or in the same to have and to hold the said two five 
acres lotts of meadow above granted with their and 
all & singular their heredittaments and appurtenances 
unto the said David Waters and to his heirs & assigns to 
the only use & benefit of the said David Waters & his 
heirs and assigns forever and the said William Waters 
doth hereby for himself e his heirs ex*'" & adm"^^ covenant 
promise and grant to & with the said David Waters and 
his heirs and assigns that he the said William Waters 
and Mary his sd wife or one of them had imediately 
before the executing of these presents in him or her self 
good right full and legall power & authority to bargain 
and convey the premises above said with the appurte- 
nances unto the said David Waters and his assigns in 
manner aforesaid and further that he the said William 
Waters and his heirs executors and adm" adm" the 

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said two percels of meadow above mentioned to be 
bargained with all and singular their and every of their 
appurtenances unto the said David Waters and to his 
heirs and assigns against him the said William Waters 
and Mary his said wife and their and either and every 
of their heirs and against all other person or persons 
lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof shall 
warrant and by these presents forever defend In 
wittness whereof the above parties to these presents 
have hereunto interchangably put their hands & seals 
the day and year above first written 
Sealed & delivered W^illiam Waters O 

in the presence of Mary X Waters O 

Timothy Wood her mark 

Jos. Smith 

Queens County— S.S. Memorandim that on the third 
day of August Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred 
and thirty one came before me John Tollman Esq*' 



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one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in 
Queens County aforesaid the within named Joseph Smith 
one of the evidances to the within deed & being sworne 
on the holy evangalist saith that he saw the within 
named William Waters & Mary his wife sign seal & exe- 
cute the within deed & that they did declare that they 
did same freely to the uses therein mentioned & being 
no razours or interliniations I do allow of the same to be 
recorded 

Sworn before me the day and year above said 
John Tolman Jos. Smith 

Entred this 1st of Febuary 1742/3 

pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the thirteenth day of May in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& thirty two between John Bayles of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of New York yeoman and Jane 
his wife of the one part and David Waters of the same 
place yeoman on the other part wittnesseth that the 
said John Bayles and Jane his his wife for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of twelve pounds lawfull money to 
them or one of them in hand paid by the said David 
Waters at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof they doe own and acknowl- 
edge themselves to be therewith fully satisfied and 
contented & thereof doe exonerate and discharge the said 
David Waters & his heirs ex^^ and adm"^^ forever by these 
presents have given granted bargained sold & conveyed 
and by these presents doe freely & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell & convey unto the said David Waters 
and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain lott peice 
or percell of salt meadow in the hithereast neck in the 
township of Jamaica aforesaid bounded southerly on 
lott N° 1 belonging to Joseph Oldfield Poyer & partly 
on lott N° 3 which was ye part of Mary Oldfield easterly 
by lott N° 2 and partly by upland N** 5 being three acres 



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& three quarters as fully may appear & discribed by a 
draft or scheme thereof made by David Humphryes 
(now in the hands of Jonathan Waters & Joseph Smith) 
in Aprill & May Anno one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty eight of and concerning the lands meadows & 
heredittaments of Richard Oldfield deceased according 
to the last will and testament & concurrance of the 
legatees in the same mentioned together with all the right 

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right estate right and title whatsoever which the said 
John Bayles and Jane his wife have had or ought to have 
of in or to the same above granted premises and every 
of their appurtenances and allsoe of in or to any other 
meadows divisions or subdivisions of meadows in the 
said hither east neck to be derived from the said Richard 
Oldfield to the said Jane Oldfield and the reversions & 
remainders thereof except what is given to Sarah Oldfield 
to have and to hold the above granted meadows ground 
and premices together with all and singular their appurte- 
nances unto the said David Waters & to his heirs and 
assigns to the only use benefit & behoof of the said 
David Waters and his heirs and assigns forever and the 
said John Bayles doth hereby for himself his heirs ex*'' 
and adm"^" covenant and promise to and with the said 
David Waters and his heirs ex*'*' & adm*^^ that they the 
said John Bayles & Jane his wife or one of them now 
hath good right and full power & authority to alienate 
& convey the above mentioned and discribed meadow to 
be scituate as above limmited unto the said David 
Waters and to his heirs & assigns forever as aforesaid 
and further that he the said John Bayles and his heirs 
ex''^ and adm'" the said above granted meadow & prem- 
ices with every of their appurtenances unto the said 
David Waters and to his heirs and assigns agt all just 
and lawfull claims and demands whatsoever of any per- 
son or persons whatsoever shall warrant and by these 
presents forever defend in testamony whereof the above 



326 Records of the Town of 

parties have here unto interchanably put their hands 
& seals the day and year above first written 

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Sealed and delivered John Bayles O 

— one word razed except what Jane X Bayles O 
is given to Sarah Oldfield first her mark 

interlined line 22^ & 23 '^ — in 
presence of 
Robert Cross 
Jos. Smith 

Queens County— S.S. Joseph Smith of full age one 
of the evidences to the within deed came before me John 
Tallman Esq'' Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 
said County & made oath that he saw John Bayles and 
Jane Bayles his wife execute the within deed and that 
he heard them say that he did the same freely & volun- 
taryly & that he saw Robert Cross sign the same as an 
evidance there being these words interlined line 22: 23 
except what is given to Sarah Oldfield I doe allow of the 
same to be recorded Jos. Smith 

Sworne before me this 16th May 1732 

John Tollman 

Entred pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the sixteenth day of September 
in the sixth year of the reign of our soveraign lord George 
the Second by the grace of God King over Grate Brittain 
&c. Annoqe Dom one thousand seven hundred & thirty 
two between John Cross of Hopewell in the County of 
Huntordon in West Jersey gent and Deborah his wife of 
the one part and David Waters of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of NewYork yeoman on the other 
part wittnesseth that the said John Cross and Deborah 
his said wife for and in consideration of the sum of 
thirteen pounds currant lawfull money of NewYork 



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aforesaid to them in hand paid by the said David Waters 
at and before the executting of these presence the receipt 
whereof they doe hereby own & acknowledge themselves 
to be therewith fully satisfied and contented & therefrom 
and from every part thereof doe exonerate and release 
the said David Waters and his heirs ex^"^ and adm" 
for ever by these presence have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed assured and confirmed and by these 
presents doe freely and absolutely give grant bargain 
sell aliene convey assure and confirme unto the said 
David Waters and to his heirs and assigns for ever one 
certain piece or percell of meadow in the hither east 
neck in the township of Jamaica aforesaid bounded north 
on the upland west by other meadow of said David 
Waters which he bough of William Waters south by 
John Carpenter and east on the meadow of Kesiah Old- 
field being five acres more or less as may more fully 

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appear appear by a discription and drauft thereof made 
by David Humphries (now in the hands of Jonathan 
Waters and Joseph Smith) in the month of Apprill & 
May Anno 1728 of and concerning the lands & meadows 
of Richard Oldfield deceased which said peice or percell 
of meadow in the said draft is known by N° 6 together 
with all the right estate title claime and demand whatso- 
ever which the said John Cross and Deborah his wife 
have or ought to have of in or to the same above granted 
premises with every of their appurtenances & alsoe all 
and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances 
thereunto belonging or in any manner of wise appertain- 
ing & the reversions & remainders thereof to have & to 
hold the above granted peice or percell of meadow and 
bargained premises with every of their appurtenances 
unto the said David W^aters and to his heirs and assigns 
forever and the said John Cross doth hereby for himself 
his heirs ex^' and adm" covenant and agree to and with 
the said David Waters and his heirs ex"" & assigns that 
they the said John Cross and Deborah his wife or one of 
them now hath good right and full power and authority 



328 Records of the Town of 

to alienate and convey the above mentioned and discribed 
meadow and premises to the said David Waters and 
his heirs and assigns as above said and further that he 
the said John Cross and Deborah his wife their heirs 
ex^^ and adm*^^ the same meadow and bargained premiees 
with every of their appurtenances unto the said David 
Waters and to his heirs and assigns against all just and 
lawfull claims and demands whatsoever of any person 
or persons whatsoever shall shall warrant and by these 

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presents forever defend in testamony whereof the above 
parties to these presents have hereunto interchangably 
put their hands and seals the day and year above first 
written John Cross O 

Sealed & delivered Deborah X Cross O 

in the presence of her mark 

Jonathan Waters 
Elias Bayles 

Queens 1 Elias Bayles gent one of the wittnesses 

County / S.S. to the within deed being deposed on the 
Holy Evangelist did declare that he saw the within named 
John Cross and Deborah his wife seal and deliver the 
within instrument to the grantee (David Waters) for 
the uses herein mentioned and there being no razours or 
interliniations therin I say it may be recorded 

Elias Bayles 

Sworne before me John Talman Esq"' one of His Maj- 
esties Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of said 
County this 23d day of May Anno Dom 1734 

John Talman 

Entred & compared pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the fourteenth day of Febuary 
being the fourteenth year of His Majesties reign and in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 



Jamaica, Long Island 329 

and forty beteen Timothy Roads of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of New York yeoman and Je- 
mimah his wife of the one part and Hope Roads of the 
same place yeoman of the other part wittnesseth that 
the said Timothy Roads and Jemimah his wife for and 
in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds good 
and lawful! money of the Province of New York afore 
said to them or to one of them paid or secured to be 
paid by the said Hope Roades at and before the ensealing 
and delivery of these presents the recept whereof they do 
hereby own and acknowledge themselves to be therewith 
fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof and there- 
from & of & from every part and percel thereof do acquit 
and discharge the said Hope Roodes and his heirs execu- 
tors and administrators forever by these presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened enffeoffed conveyed 
asured and confirmed and they the said Timothy Roodes 
and Jemima his said wife doth by these presents fully 
freely clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell 
enfeofe convey asure & confirme unto the said Hope 
Roodes and to his heirs and assigns forever all that cer- 
tain messuage dwelling house barne orchard tenement 
and tract of land situate in Jamaica abovesaid containing 
ninty acres more or less and is bounded as followeth (to 
wit) bounded southerly by the main road easterly partly 
by Isaac Roodes and partly by Isaac Vanhook northerly 
by Derick BrinckerhofF which runs somthing in Flushing 
bounds and westerly partly by land of Benjamin Crom- 
well late of Jamaica deceased then southerly by Samuel 
Smith then again westerly by the said Samuel Smith then 
southerly by John Messanger then westerly and northerly 
by said Messanger and by a lane again down to the main 

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road road aforesaid and also one certain piece of upland 
and salt meadow with some fresh meadow & boggs all 
lying together situate on the hither east neck in Jamaica 
aforesaid containing in the whole fifteen acres be the same 
more or less being bounded westerly partly by Long Neck 
creek and partly by meadow of Waid Smith deceased 



330 , Records of the Town of 

southerly by the creek aforesaid easterly by Hope Roodses 
meadow and Jonah Roodeses upland and northerly by 
the grate swamp all which said lands meadow and prem- 
ises John Roads father of the sd Timothy Roads and 
Hope Roads parties to these presents died siezed of 
together with all and singular the houses edifices barns 
buildings orchards fences pastures woods under woods 
timber trees swamps ponds ditches ways improvements 
profits priveledges commodities advantagees heredita- 
ments and appurtenances whatsoever unto the bargained 
premises belonging or in any maner of ways appertaining 
and all the right estate title intrest property claim and 
demand whatsoever of them the said Timothy Roodes 
and Jamima his said wife or either of them or of either 
of their heirs of in or to the same or any part percel or 
member thereof and the reversions and remainders 
thereof to have and to hold the herein above granted 
and bargained lands meadows mesuage & premises with 
their either and every of their appurtenances unto the 
said Hope Roodes and to his heirs and assigns to the only 
use benefit and behoof of the said Hope Roodes and his 

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heirs and and assigns forever and the said Timothy 
doth hereby for himself and his heirs ex''^ & adni'^' cove- 
nant promise grant and agree to and with the said Hope 
Roodes and his heirs and assigns and every of them 
by these presents in manner and forme following (that is 
to say) that he the said Timothy Roodes and Jamima 
his wife or one of them in their or one of their own right 
or to their or one of their own use now are or be and 
standeth lawfully seized of a good and perfect and abso- 
lute estate in the law in fee simple of and in the said 
messuage lands meadow & premises with every of their 
appurtenances and have or one of them hath good & 
lawfull right and authority to bargain sell convey and 
assure the same to the said Hope Roodes his heirs and 
assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning 
of these presents and that the said above bargained 
messuage lands meadow & other the premises with every 



Jamaica, Long Island 331 

of their appurtenances now are and forever hereafter 
shall be and continue clear & free freely and clearly dis- 
charged and acquited of and from all and singular former 
& other bargains sales grants estates bonds dowers 
titles of dowers joyntures rents and other charges and 
incumbrances whatsoever had made done or growing or 
to be had made done or growing by or from the said 
Timothy Roodes or by any other person or persons under 
his title or by his means or procurement and of and 
from the joynture and title of dow of the said Jamima 
the said wife of the said Timothy Roodes and lastly the 
said Timothy and his heirs ex*'" & adm"^^ the above granted 
messuage meadows lands and bargained permises with 
all and singular the appurtenances unto the said Hope 
Roodes & to his heirs and assigns against him the said 

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Timothy Timothy Roodes and Jamima his said wife 
and their and either and every of their heirs and against 
all other person and persons lawfully claiming the same 
or any part or percel thereof shall and will warrant and 
by these presents forever defend in witness whereof the 
said parties to these presents have set their hands and 
seals the day and year herein above first written — 
before sealing and delivery hereof is to be excepted out of 
the same grant a small piece of fresh meadow belonging 
to Samuel Smith lying within the boundary of the last 
mentioned piece of upland meadow and bogges &c. lying 
on the east side of the said premisses the words (and 
northerly by said Messenger and by a lane) in the 
eighteenth line being first interlined 
Sealed and delivered Timothy Roodes O 

in the presence Jamima X Roodes O 

of Samll Smith Junr her mark 

B. HiNCHMAN 

Febary ye 16th 1744/5 Personally appeared before 
me John Willett one of the Judges of the inferiour Court 



332 Records of the Town of 

of Comon Pleas held for Queens County Samuel Smith 
Jun"^ and Benjamin Hinchman two of the subscribed 
wittnesses of the within written instrument of writting 
who being sworn on the holy evangelist of Almighty 
God do say that they did see Timothy Roodes and 
Jamima Roods seal and deliver the within instrument 
of writting as their and each of their voluntary acts and 
deeds for the use within mentioned and further saith 
not I having examined the same do find no raizors nor 
iaterliniations except those y* are mentioned do allow 
the same to be recorded Sworn and examined before 
me the day above written John Willett Junr 

A true coppey of the orrigonal deed & acknowledgmt 

pr Saml Smith Junr — Cle — 

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We whose names are under written being commis- 
sioners for the town of Jamaica in Queens County in the 
province of New York pursuant to an act of general 
assembly of said province &c. doe by virtue of said act 
upon the request of Joshua Carpenter of said town of 
Jamaica aforesaid assertain and lay out a road or high- 
way two rood wide begening at the north east corner 
of John Higbees land y' formerly belonged to Thomas 
Gale late of Jamaica deceased the last bounds mentioned 
by the former commissioners as so to run as the path 
now runs to a certain grate stump standing on the south 
side of the path against Nehemiah Ludlums land from 
thence to a certain black oak tree parting Nehemiah 
Ludlums land and the land that was formerly Joshua 
Carpenters now in possession of Joseph Oldfield the most 
convenient was over the swamp from thence to a white 
oak tree parting the land of Joseph Oldfield and Aaron 
Ramson and so along sd Ramsons land and Hope Roadse 
land as the path formerly run when formerly supposed 
to be laid out by the formerly commissioners to Free- 



Jamaica, Long Island 333 

mans path the above mentioned road to be on the north 

side of the above mentioned bounds — 

Performed by us this 7th day of May 1744 

Samuel Smith 
Increas Carpenter 
Sam^' Smith Junr — 

Entred & compared after interlineg (the most con- 
venient way over the swamp in the record) by me 

Samll Smith — Cle — - 

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This Indenture made the fift day of October in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty 
four between John Dorland of Jamaica in Queens County 
in the province of New York yeoman & Aultie his wife of 
the one part, and John Jonson of Flackbush in Kings 
County in the province aforesaid yeoman of the other 
part witnesseth that the said John Dorland by and 
with the free consent good Hkeing and approbation of 
Aultie his said wife testifyed by here signing and sealing 
as a partie to these presents for and in consideration of 
the sum of eight hundred & twenty one pounds good and 
lawfull money of the province afore said to him in hand 
paid or secured to be paid by the said John Jonson at 
or before the ensealing and delivering of these presents 
the recept whereof the said John Dorland doth hereby 
own and acknowledge and himself therewith fully satisfied 
contented and paid and thereof and of every part thereof 
doth hereby forever exonerate acquit and discharge the 
said John Jonson and his heirs executors and administra- 
tors by these presents hath given granted bargained sold 
alliened enffeoffed assured conveyed & confirmed and 
doth by these presents give grant bargain sell allien 
enifeof assure convey and confirme unto the said John 
Jonson and to his heirs and assigns assigns forever all 

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that certain messuage dwelling house barne and other 
edifices with the tract of land there where the said John 



334 Records of the Town of 

Dorland now lives in Jamaica in Queens County afore- 
said containing one hundred and forty acres more or 
less being bounded northerly partly by Abraham Pol- 
hemius partly by land late of Richard Betts deceased 
and partly by land late of Joseph Hegaman deceased 
easterly partly by the parsonage lott partly by the road 
and partly by John Probasco sutherly partly by a road 
that leads to Bever Pond and partly by Garrit Dorland 
and westerly by Evert Vanwickland and also one certain 
lott of meadow ground situate at the old town neck 
containing ten acres as it was laid out being bounded 
easterly by meadow ground late of Benjamin Carman 
and partly by a creek westerly by a ditch southerly by a 
creek and northerly by the upland (excepting and always 
reserving out of the said lott of meadow ground a certain 
quantity lately sold and conveyed by the said John 
Dorland unto Doc* John Innes which was taken off of 
the south end and staked out as the stakes now stand 
the quantity being exactly expresed and described in 
the conveyance from the said John Dorland to the said 
John Innes as by the same may at large appear refferrence 
being thereunto had) together with all and singular 

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houses barns barns orchards gardens fences feedings 
timber trees woods under woods ditches ponds pastures 
grass grasings ways easments profits comodities improve- 
ments priveledges hereditements and appurtenances to 
the premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and 
the reversions and remainders thereof and all the right 
estate title intrest possession property claim and demand 
of him the said John Dorland or his heirs of in and to 
the same or any part percel or member thereof (except 
as above excepted) to have and to hold the said messuage 
dwelling house barne lands & meadow ground and all 
other the premises above by these presents mentioned 
and intended to be hereby granted and every part and 
percel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances 
(except as herein before excepted) unto the said John 
Jonson and his heirs and assigns for ever to the only use 



Jamaica, LbNG Island 335 

and behoof of him the said John Jonson and his heirs 
and assigns forever more and the said John Dorland for 
himself his heirs executors and administrators doth cove- 
nant & grant to and with the said John Jonson & his heirs 
and assigns by these presents that he the said John Dor- 
land at the time of the executing of these presents had in 
himself good right full power and lawfull and absolute 
authority to grant sell and convey the said tract of land 
meadow and premises with every of their appurtenances 
(except as is above excepted) unto the said John Jonson 
and his heirs & assigns assigns according to the purport 

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true intent and meaning of these presents, and that 
the same are free and clear from all and singular former 
& other bargains sales grants estates bonds dowers leases 
joyntures rents mortgages or other intanglements or in- 
cumbrances whatsoever and that it shall and may be 
lawfull to and for him the said John Johnson and his 
heirs and assigns from time to time and at all times for- 
ever hereafter peacablely and quietly to have hold use 
occupie posses and enjoy the said tract of land and 
meadow ground and all and singular other the premises 
herein before mentioned and intended to be granted 
and every part and percel thereof (except as above ex- 
cepted) and that the said John Dorland and his heirs the 
said herein before mentioned granted and intended to 
be hereby granted lands meadow ground and premises 
with the appurtenances unto him the said John Johnson 
and his heirs and assigns against all manner of persons 
lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof shall 
and wull warrant and by these presents forever defend and 
lastly the said John Dorland for himsels his heirs executors 
and administrators doth covenant promise and agree to 
and with the said John Johnson his heirs and assigns that 
he the said John Dorland his heirs executors and ad- 
ministrators shall and will at all times during the space 
of seven years next ensuing the date hereof at and upon 
the reasonable request and at the the cost and charges in 



336 Records of the Town of 

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the law of the said John Johnson his heirs or assigns 
make do and execute all and every such further lawfull 
and reasonable assurance and conveyance in the law for 
the further assuring and conveying all and singular the 
herein before granted premisses & appurtenances (except 
what is herein above before excepted) unto the said 
John Johnson his heirs & assigns as by the said John 
Johnson his council learned in the law shall be reasonably 
advized devised or required provided the said John 
Dorland his heirs executors or administrators be not re- 
quired to travil above twenty miles from his or their 
dwelling houses to make such further assureance In 
witness whereof the parties to these presents have inter- 
chanably put their hands and seals the day and year above 
first written John Borland O 

Sealed & delivered Aultie X Borland O 

in the presence of us her mark 

Benj"* Hinchman 
Jac Probasco 

The above named Aultie signed & scale in the presence 
of us Benj* Hinchman 

Sam^' Clowes — Jun' 

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Aprill ye 18th 1745 

Personally appeared before me John Willett one of the 
Judges of the Inferiour Court of Common Pleas held 
for Queens County John Borland the grantor within 
named and acknowledged that he did sign seal and deliver 
the within instrument of writting as his voluntary act 
and deed for the use within mentioned I haveing exam- 
ined the same do find in it no raizours nor interliniations 
do allow the same to be recorded 

Examined and acknowledged before me the day above 
written John Willet 

18th Aprill 1745 Entred and compared by 

Samll Smith Jun"^ Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 337 

Page 380 
Know all men by these presents that I Johanas Ammer- 
man of Oyster Bay in Queens County in the Province of 
New York eldest son of Powel Ammerman of Jamaica in 
Queens County aforesaid yeoman for and in considera- 
tion of the sum of ninty one pounds sixteen shillings law- 
full money of NewYork to me now in hand paid by my 
said father Powel Ammerman at and before the ensealing 
and delivery hereof and for other good causes & con- 
siderations me at this time espesially moving have 
remised released and quit claimed and by these presents 
do for me my heirs executors and administrators and 
every of them remise releas and for ever quit claim unto 
him the said Powel Ammerman and to his ex''^ administra- 
tors and assigns all such right estate title intrest and 
demand whatsoever which I the said Johanus Ammerman 
now have ever had might or ought to have either in law 
or equity or which my heirs executors or administrators 
at any time hereafter shall or may have claim chalenge 
or demand of in or to all or any part percel or member 
of the real or personal estate of the said Powel Ammer- 
man by him at any time or times heretofore to me given 
made over or assined by will deed bond bill note or other- 
wise or that he the said Powel Ammerman at any time 
or times hereafter forever shall give or make over or 
assigne by any instrument in writeing or verbal contract 
whatsoever to me the said Johanus Ammerman so that 
neither I the said Johanus Ammerman nor my heirs 
nor any other person or persons for me or them or in 
my or their names or in the name right or stead of any 
of them shall or will by any means forever hereafter have 
claim chalenge or demand any estate right title or intrest 

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of of in or to the said real or personal estate of the said 
Powel Ammerman or any part or percel thereof but from 
all and every action right estate title intrest and de- 
mand of the same or any part or percel thereof I and 
every of them shall be utterly excluded and debarred 
forever more by these presents In witness whereof I 



338 Records of the Town of 

the said Johanus Ammerman hath to these presents 
put my hand and seal this thirteenth day of October 
Anno 1744 Johanus X Ammerman 

Sealed & delivered the words the mark of 

[made over or assigned] in the 
twentieth line being first inter- 
lined in the presence of us 
James Lewis 
Benj* Hinchman 

29th Ober 1745 Entred and compared by 

Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of January 
in the second year of the reign of our sovereign lord 
the King of Grate Brittaine &c. and in the year Christ 
seventeen hundred and fifteen beteen William Creed 
of Jamaica in Queens County in the Collony of New- 
York yeoman of ye one part and Thomas Welling of 
Jamaica aforesaid yeoman of the other part wittnesseth- 
that the said William Creed for and in consideration 
of the sum of one hundred pounds currant money of 
New York aforesaid to him in hand paid by the said 
Thomas Welling before the executing of these presents 
the recept whereof I do own and acknowledge and 
therefrom and from every part & perceP thereof do by 
these presents acquit exonerate releas and discharge the 
said Thomas Welling his his heirs executors and ad- 

Page 382 
ministrators for ever have given granted bargained sold 
ealiened enfeof asured and confirmed and by these 
presents the said William Creed do give grant bargain 
sell aliene enfeof assure and confirme unto him the said 
Thomas Welling and to his heirs and assigns forever 
a certain messuage or lott of land h^ing and being in 
the bounds of Jamaica in Queens County aforesaid 
bounded westerly by the land of Thomas Welling afore- 
said and southerly by the land of the said Thomas Welling 
easterly by me the said William Creed and the widdow 



Jamaica, Long Island 339 

Vanlewe and northerly by the common road that goes 
to the New York ferrey containing thirty acres more 
or less together with all profits previledges comodities 
fenceings immunities rights heriditaments and appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging or in any manner of ways 
appertaining or there with all used occupyed and in- 
joyed or accepted reputed taken or known as part parcel 
or member thereof and also the right title intrest claime 
estate possession and demands of him the said William 
Creed of in and to the said lott of land and premises 
with the reversions & remainders thereof to have and 
to hold the said lott of land premices and every & every 
part and member thereof hereof before mentioned or 
intended to be mentioned with all and every the heredita- 
ments and appurtenances to the same belonging unto him 
the said Thomas Welling and to his heirs and assigns 
to his and there sole use benifit and behoof forever 

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forever and the said William Creed do for himselfe his 
heirs executors & admi"^^ covenant promise grant and 
agree to and with the said Thomas Welling his heirs 
and assigns that before the ensealing and executing of 
these presents I am the true and lawfull owner of the 
above bargained premises and are lawfully seazed and 
possesed of the same and have in my selfe good right 
and full power and lawfull authority to grant bargain 
sell and to convey said land and premises in manner as 
above said and that the said Thomas Welling his heirs 
& assigns shall and may att all times forever hereafter 
by vertue of these presents lawfully & peacablely and 
quiatly have hold use occupy posses and injoy the said 
demised bargained premices with the appurtenances 
clearly acquited and discharged of and from all manner 
of incumbrances & extents whatsoever and lastly do 
covenant and ingage to the above demised premises to 
him the Thomas Welling his heirs and assigns against 
the lawfull claims or demands of any person or persons 
whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant and defend 
in wittness whereof the said perties to these presents 



340 Records of the Town of 

indenture have hereunto interchanablely put their hands 

and seals the day and year first above written 

Sealed and delivered William X Creed 

in the presence of his mark 

San Serdenbergst 

Joel Burroghs 

Then appeared before me one of His Maj*^ Justices 
of the Peace William Creed and did acknowledge ye 
within written to be his volentary act and deed May 
ye 6th 1716 An. Waters — Just. 

Entred in the regester of Queens County lib c folio 
146: 147: 1 May 1718 pr Joseph Smith 

A true coppey entred and compared by me 

Samll Smith — Junr. Cle — 

Page 38^ 
This Indenture made ye seventh day of March in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and twenty & three fore & in ye tenth year of the reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God over 
Grate Brittain &c King beteen Gabril Furman of New- 
town in Queens County on Nassaw Island in the Colloney 
of New York wheelwright & Abigail his wife of the one 
part & Thomas Welling of Jamaica in the County and 
Colloney above said yeoman of the other part witnesseth 
that the said Gabrell Furman and Abigail his wife for 
and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and 
thirteen pounds currant money of NewYork aforesd 
well and truly by the said Thomas Welling to him the 
said Gabrill Furman in hand paid before the ensealing 
and delivery of these presents ye recept whereof they do 
hereby acknowledge and therefrom do by these presents 
fully clearly and absolutely acquit exonerate and dis- 
charge the said Thomas Welling his heirs executors and 
administrators have granted bargained sold conveyed 
enfeofed released assured and confirmed and hereby do 



Jamaica, Long Isl-\nd 341 

grant bargain sell convey enfeof release asure and confirme 
unto the said Thomas Welling his heirs and assigns for- 
ever all of a certain peace or percel of land cituate lying 
and being in the town of Newtown above said lying 
in the hills joyning to the land of William Creed de- 
ceased being layd out to Francis Comes formerly by Peter 
Curteloy surveyour the sd lot was layd out for 

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for 22 acres & a half begining at a black oack tree marked 
on all four sids and from thence east 22 degrees northerly 
60 rods to a black oack sapling marked on all four sids 
and from thence south 22 degrees easterly 60 roods to a 
black oack sapling marked on all four sides & from 
thence west 22 degrees southerly 60 roods to a black oack 
sapling marked on all four sides & a rock marked with a 
cross from thence to the first station containing 22 acres 
as above & a half together with all and singular the rights 
prevelidges advantages comodeties hereditaments to the 
said lott of land and premises belonging or appertaining 
and the reversion & reversions remainder and remainders 
rents issues and profits of the same and all the estate 
right title intrest property possession claim and demand 
whatsoever of them the said Gabrill Furman & Abigail 
his wife of in or to ye premises or any part or persel 
thereof to have and to hold all and singular the premises 
before in and by these presents granted with the appurte- 
nances unto the said Thomas Welling his heirs and assigns 
to his & there only proper use benefit and behoof forever 
and the said Gabril Furman & Abigail for themselves 
their heirs ex''^ and adm'' do covenant promise grant and 
agree to and with the said Thomas Welling his heirs and 
assigns as followeth that is to say that they have in 
themselves at the time of the sealing and delivery hereof 

Page 386 
hereof good right full power lawfull and absolute athority 
to grand bargain and sell the premeses above mentioned 
in manner and forme as afore said and that the same 
shall remain to the said Thomas Welling his heirs and 
assigns as a good pure perfect and indefeazable estate 



342 Records of the Town of 

of inheritance in fee simple ye quit rent rent only ex- 
cepted and lastly that they the said Gabriel Furman 
& Abigail their heirs ex" and adm" the above granted 
& conveyed premises with the appurtenances unto the 
said Thomas Welling his heirs and assigns against all 
people whatsoever lawfully claiming the same or any 
part thereof shall and will warrant and forever by these 
presents defend in witness whereof the said Gabriel 
Furman & Abigail his wife hath hereunto set their hands 
and seals the day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Gabriel X Furman O 

in the presence of the mark 

NowELL Furman Abigail x Furman O 

JosiAH Furman her mark 

Queens 1 Jamaica 25th September 1724 

County / S.S. Then came the within named Gabriell 
Furman personally before me Isaac Hicks Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas of the County aforesaid and 
acknowledge the within written instrument to be his 
volentary act and deed and haveing examined the said 
deed and their nither raser nor interline and let this deed 
be recorded Isaac Hicks 

A true coppey entred and compared by me 

Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

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To all Christian people to whome these present shall 
come or in any marnner of wise concerne William John- 
son of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of 
New York yeoman sendeth greeting — Know ye that the 
said William Johnson for divers good causes and con- 
siderations him hereunto moveing but more especially 
for and in consideration of the true and faithfull service 
of one certain negro man slave named Peter Johnson 
(aged twenty eight years or thereabouts borne in the 
house and brought up in the family of the said William 
Johnson) which he the said Peter hath done and per- 



Jamaica, Long Island 343 

formed and also for and in consideration of the yearly 
sum of four pounds lawfull money of NewYork by the 
said Peter to be paid unto the said William Johnson 
or to his executors or assigns yearly and every year 
during the natural life of the said William Johnson the 
first payment whereof to be and performed on the first 
day of November which will be in the year of our Lord 
seventeen hundred and forty two, and so on yearly and 
every year on the first day of every November thereafter 
during the natural life of the said William Johnson as 
aforesaid hath given and granted unto the said Peter his 
freedom from slavery & servitude and by these presents 
doth give and grant unto the said Peter his freedom 
from slavery and servitude forever so that neither he the 
said William Johnson his heirs ex" or administrators nor 
any other person or persons for him or in his or their 
name or names or in the name right or stead of any or 
either of them shall have any manner of claim challenge 
or demand whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the 
said Peter or any part thereof but the said William John- 

Page 388 
son Johnson his heirs executors & administrators & every 
of them and all and every other person & persons claiming 
any right title or intrest of to or in the servitude of the 
said Peter from the day of the date hereof shall be forever 
by these presents excluded & debarred In witness whereof 
the said William Johnson hath hereunto set his hand and 
seal the sixteenth day of October in the fifteenth year of 
the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second over 
Grate Brittain France & Ireland King Defender of the 
Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand 
seven hundred and forty one William X Johnson O 
Sealed & delivered his mark 

in the presence of us 
Harman Hendrickson 
Hendrick Eldert 

Queens \ Memorandum — That on the first day 

County j S.S. of July Annoq. D. 1744 then personably 



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appeared before me Thomas Hicks Esq*= first Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas for said County Harman 
Hendrickson being duly sworne sayeth he saw the within 
named William Jonson acknowledge the within written 
instrument to be his volentary act and deed I alow the 
same to be recorded T. Hicks 

15th January 1745/6 the word Johnson that is inter- 
lined is done by order of William Johnson within named 
before me Samll Smith — Just. 

A true coppey of the above instrument & acknowledg- 
ment 29 January 1745 pr Samll Smith — Cle— 

Page 389 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or in any manner of wise concerne William Johnson 
of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of New York 
yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that the said William 
Johnson for divers good causes and consideration him 
thereunto moveing but more especially for and in con- 
sideration of the true and faithfull service of one certain 
negro man slave named Samuel Johnson (aged twenty 
two years or thereaboutes a weaver by trade borne in 
the house & brought up in the family of the said William 
Johnson) which he the said Samuel hath done and per- 
formed and also for and in consideration of the yearly 
sum of four pounds lawfull money of NewYork by the 
said Samuel to be paid unto the said William Johnson 
or to his ex''^ or assigns yearly & every year during ye 
natural life of the said William Johnson the first pay- 
ment whereof to be and performed on the first day of 
November which will be in the j^ear of our Lord seventeen 
hundred & forty two and so on, yearly and every year on 
the first day of every November thereafter during the 
natural life of the said William Johnson as aforesaid hath 
given and granted unto the said Samuel his freedom from 
slavery bondage & servitude and by these presents doth 
give and grant unto the said Samuel his freedom from 



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slavery bondage and servitude forever so that nither 
he the said William Johnson his heirs ex"^^ or adni"^' nor 
any other person or persons for him or in his or their 
name or names or in the name right or stead of any or 
either of them shall have any manner of claim challenge 
or demand whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the 
said Samuel or any part thereof but the said William 
Johnson his heirs ex'^'' & adm" and every of them and 
all and every other person and persons claiming any right 

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title or intrest intrest of to or in the servitude of the 
said Samuel from the day of the date hereof shall be for- 
ever by these presents excluded and debared In witness 
whereof the said William Johnson hath hereunto sett his 
hand and seal the sixteenth day of October in the fifteenth 
year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George ye Second 
over Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of 
the Faith &:c. and in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred & forty one — 

Sealed & delivered William X Johnson O 

in the presence of us his mark 

Herman Hendrickson 
Hendrick Eldert 

Queens 1 Memorandam — That on the first day 

County I S.S. of July Annoq Dom 1744 then per- 
sonally came before me Thomas Hicks first Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas for said County Harman Hen- 
drickson and being duly sworne sayeth that he saw the 
within named William Johnson acknowledge the within 
written instrument to be his volentary act and deed I 
allow the same to be recorded T. Hicks 

15th January 1745/6 The word Johnson that is inter- 
lind is done by order of William Johnson within named 
before me Samll Smith — Just — 

A true coppey of the above discharge and acknowl- 
edgement pr Samll Smith — Cle — 



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To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
come or in any manner of wise concerne William John- 
son of Jamica in Queens County in the Province of New- 
York yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that the said 
William Johnson for divers good causes & considerations 
him hereunto at this time especially moving but more 
especially for and in consideratoin of the true and faith- 
full service of one certain negro man slave named Anthony 
Johnson (aged thirty years or thereabouts a cordwinder 
by trade born in the hous of the said William Johnson 
and by him brought up) which he the said Anthony 
hath done and performed and also for and in considera- 
tion of the sum of sixteen pounds good and lawfuU 
money of New York to the said William Johnson before 
the executing of these presents in hand paid or secured 
to be paid by the said Anthony Johnson the recept whereof 
is hereby acknowledged by the said William Johnson 
and the said Anthony thereof and therefrom fully and 
intirely acquitted and discharged both he and his heirs 
forever by these presents hath given and granted unto the 
said Anthony Johnson his freedom from slavery and by 
these presents doth give and grant unto the said Anthony 
Johnson his absolute freedom from slavery & servitude 
forever and also the said William Johnson for the con- 
sideration abovesaid hath given and granted and by these 
presents doth give and grant unto the said Anthony 
Johnson and to his executors and assigns forever one bay 
mare & saddle & one bridle and one set of cordwinders 
tools including lasts to have and to hold the same to 
him the said Anthony Johnson and to his heirs ex" 
and assigns forever so that nither the said William 
Johnson his heirs ex" or adm" nor any other person or 
persons for him or them or in his or their name or names 
or in the name right or stead of any or either of them 
shall have any manner of claim challenge or demand 
whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the said Anthony 
Johnson or any part thereof nor of in or upon any of the 
premises herein above given & granted granted but the 



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said William Johnson his heirs executors and administra- 
tors and every of them and all and every other person 
& persons claiming any right title or intrest of to or in 
the servitude of the said Anthony or any right to the 
premises above mentioned from the day of the date hereof 
shall be forever by these presents excluded & debared 
I witness wherof the said William Johnson hath hereunto 
put his hand and seal this sixth day of March in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty five 
Sealed and delivered William X Johnson O 

in presence of us the mark of 

John Skidinore 
Samll Smith — Junr. 

Jamaica 6th March 1745 

Then and there the within named William Johnson 
did acknowledge & declare that he did sign and deliver 
the within instrument of writeing as his own voluntary 
act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned 
and there being no rasours of interliniations therein let 
it be recorded 

Acknowledged before me Samll Smith — Just — one of 
his Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County — 

6th March 1745 
Rec'd of Anthony Johnson within named the sum of 
sixteen pounds being in full of the consideration money 
within mentioned 

Witness William X Johnson 

Samll Smith The marke of 

A true coppey of the above entred pr 

Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

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To all Christian people to whome these shall come or 
in any manner of wise concerne William Johnson of 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of New York 



348 Records of the Town of 

yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that the said WilHam 
Johnson for divers good causes and considerations him 
hereunto moveing but more especially for and in con- 
sideration of the true & faithfull service of one certain 
negro man slave named Ceasar (aged twenty two years 
or thereabouts born in the house of the said William 
Johnson and by him brought up) he the said Ceasar 
hath done and performed & also for and in consideration 
of the sum of two pounds good & lawfull money of New- 
York to the said William Johnson before the executing 
of these presents in hand paid by the said Ceasar the 
recept whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said 
William Johnson and the said Ceasar thereof and there- 
from fully and intirely acquitted & discharged forever 
by these presents hath given and granted unto the said 
Ceasar Johnson his freedom from slavery and by these 
presents doth give and grant unto the said Ceasar John- 
son his absolute freedom from slavery and servitude 
forever imediately after his deceas so that nither he the 
said William Johnson his heirs ex" or adm"^* nor any 
other person or persons for him or them or in his or their 
name or names or in the name right or stead of any or 
either of them shall have any manner of claim challenge 
or demand whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the 
said Ceasar Johnson or any part thereof but the said Will- 
iam Johnson his heirs ex"^" & adm'^^ and every of them 
and all and every other person & persons claiming any 
right title or intrest of to or in the servitude of the said 
Ceasar Johnson from the day of the decease of the above 
named William Johnson shall be forever by these presents 
excluded and debarred In witness whereof the said 
William Johnson hath hereunto put his hand and seal this 
seventh day of March in the year of our Lord seventeenth 
hundred and forty five W'illiam X Johnson O 

Sealed and delivered the mark of 

in the presence of us 
John Skidmore 
Samll Smith Junr — acknowledgment over leaf 



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Page 394 

Jamaica 7th March 1745 

Then and there the within named WilHam Johnson 
did acknowledge and declare that he did sign seal and 
deliver the within instrument of writing as his own 
voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein 
mentioned— There being one word rased and no interlinia- 
tion therein let it be recorded 

Samll Smith — one of His 
Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County — 

7th March 1745 
Rec*^ two pounds being in full of the consideration 
money within mentioned William X Johnson 

Witness the mark of 

Samll Smith 

A true coppey of the original instrument entred and 
compared pr — Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 

To all Christian peopple to whome these presents 
shall come or in any manner of wise concerne William 
Johnson of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province 
of NewYork yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that 
the said William Johnson for divers good causes & con- 
siderations him hereunto moveing but more especially 
for & in consideration of the true and faithfull service of 
one certain negro man slave named Cullaman (aged 
fifty five years or thereabouts bought with his money 
of William Cornwell of Hempstead in Queens County) 
which he the said Cullaman hath done and performed and 
also for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds 
good and lawfull money of NewYork to the the said 

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William Johnson before the executing of these presents 
in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said Cullaman 
the recept whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said 
William Johnson and the said Cullaman thereof and 



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therefrom fully and intirely acquitted and discharged 
forever by these presents hath given and granted unto the 
said Cullaman his freedom from slavery & by these pres- 
ents doth give & grant unto the said CuUamon his abso- 
lute freedom from slavery and servitude forever immedi- 
ately after his decease so that nither he the said William 
Johnson his heirs executors or administrators or any 
other person or persons for him or them or in his or their 
name or names or in the name right or stead of any or 
either of them shall have any manner of claim challenge 
or demand whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the 
said Cullaman or any part thereof but the said William 
Johnson his heirs ex"^^ and adm" and every of them and 
all and every other person & persons claiming any right 
title or intrest of to or in the servitude of the said Cullaman 
from the day of the decease of the above named William 
Johnson shall be forever by these presents excluded and 
debarred In witness whereof the said William Johnson 
hath hereunto put his hand and seal this seventh day of 
March in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and 
forty five William X Johnson O 

Sealed and delivered his mark 

in presence of us 
John Skidmore 
Samll Smith Junr — 

Jamaica 7th March 1745 — 

Then and there the within named William Johnson 
did acknowledge and declare that he did sign seal and 
deliver the within instrument of writeing as his own 
voluntary act and deed for the uses & purposes therein 
mentioned there being no rasours or interliniation let it 
be recorded 

Acknowledged before me Samll Smith one of His 
Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County — 
14th March 1745 — A true coppey of the origonal pr 

Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 



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To Christian people to whome these present shall come 
or in any manner of wise concerne William Johnson of 
Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of New York 
yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that the said William 
Johnson for divers good causes and considerations him 
hereunto at this time especially moveing but more 
especially for and in consideration of the true and faith- 
full service of one certain negro man slave named William 
Jonson (aged eighteen yers or thereabouts born in the 
house of the said William Johnson and by him brought 
up (which he the said William Jonson hath done and 
performed and also for and in consideration of the sum 
of two pounds good and lawfull money of New York to 
the said William Johnson before the executing of these 
presents in hand paid by the said William Jonson the 
recept whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said 
William Johnson and the said William thereof and there- 
from fully and intirely acquitted and discharged forever 
by these presents hath given and granted unto the said 
William his freedom from slavery and by these presents 
doth give and grant unto the said William Jonson his 
absolute freedom from slavery and servitude forever 
immediately after his deceas so that nither he the said 
William his heirs ex"^^ or adm"^^ nor any other person or 
persons for him or them or in his or their name or names 
or in the name right or stead of any or either of them 
shall have any manner of claim challenge or demand 
whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of the said William 
Jonson or any part thereof but the said William Johnson 
his heirs ex" & adm" and every of them and all and every 
other person and persons claiming any right title or intrest 
of to or in the servitude of the said William Jonson 
from from the day of the decease of the above named 
William Johnson shall be forever by these presents ex- 
cluded and debarred in witness whereof the said William 
Johnson hath hereunto put his hand and seal this seventh 



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Page 397 
day of Marcli in the the year of our Lord seventeen 
hundred forty and five — William X Johnson O 
Sealed and dehvered the mark of 

in presence of us 
John Skidmore 
Samll Smith Junr. 

Jamaica 7th March 1745 

Then and there the within named William Johnson 
personally apeared before me Samll Smith Esq*' one of 
His Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County 
and did acknowledge and declare that he did sign seal 
and deliver the within instrument of of writing as his own 
voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein 
mentioned the word s^ interlined one interlined word 
rased therein — Let it be recorded Samll Smith — 

7th March 1745 
Rec'' forty shillings in full of the consideration money " 
within mentioned William X Johnson 

Test. the mark of 

Samll Smith 

A true coppey of the origonal instrument 17th March 
1745 pr, Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

Page 398 
To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or in any manner of wise concerne William Johnson 
of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of NewYork 
sendeth greeting — Know ye that the said William John- 
son for divers good causes and considerations him here- 
unto moveing but more especially for and in considera- 
tion of the true and faithfull service of one certain negro 
man slave named Joseph Johnson (aged twenty years 
or thereabouts borne in the house of the said William 
Johnson and by him brought up) which he the said 
Joseph hath done and performed and also for and in 



Jamaica, Long Island 353 

consideration of the sum of two pounds good and lawfull 
money of New York to the said William Johnson before 
the executing of these presents in hand paid or secured 
to be paid by the said Joseph Johnson the recept whereof 
is hereby acknowledged by the said William Johnson and 
the said Joseph thereof and therefrom fully and intirely 
acquitted and discharged forever by these presents hath 
given and granted unto the said Joseph Johnson his free- 
dom from slavery and by these presents doth give and 
grant unto the said Joseph Johnson his absolute free- 
dom from slavery and servitude forever imediately his 
death so that nither he the said William Johnson his heirs 
exer^^ or adm'^'^ nor any other person or persons for him 
or them or in his or their name or names or in the name 
right or stead of any or either of them shall have any 
maner of claim challenge or demand whatsoever of in 
or upon the servitude of the said Joseph Johnson his heirs 
ex"^^ and adm"^^ and every of them & all & every other 
person and persons claiming any right title or intrest of 
to or in the servitude of the said Joseph Johnson from the 
day of the deceas of of the above named William John- 

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son shall be forever by these presents excluded and de- 
barred In witness whereof the said William Johnson 
hath hereunto put his hand and seal this seventh day of 
March in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and 
forty five William X Johnson O 

Sealled and delivered the mark of 

in the presence of us 
John Skidmore 
Samll Smith — Junr — 

Jamaica 7th March 1745 

Then and there the within named named 
William Johnson personally appeared before 
Samuel Smith one of His Majesties Justices 
of the Peace for Queens County and did ack- 
nowledge and declare that he did sign seal and 
deliver the within instrument of writing as his 



354 Records of the Town of 

own voluntary act and deed for the uses and 
J purposes therein mentioned and there being no 
rasours or interiiniations therein let it be re- 
corded Samll Smith 

7th March 1745 

Rec^. forty shillings in full of the considera- 
tion money within mentioned 
Test. William X Johnson 

Samll. Smith his mark 

17th March 1745 

A true coppey of the original instrument 
entred and compared 

pr Samll. Smith Junr. 

Cle— 
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To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or in any manner of wise concerne William Johnson 
of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province of New York 
yeoman sendeth greeting Know ye that the said William 
Johnson for divers good causes and considerations him 
hereunto moveing but more especially for and in considera- 
tion of the true and faithfull service of one certain negro 
man slave named Cullaman Johnson (aged twenty five 
years or thereabouts born in the house of the said William 
Johnson and by him brought up) which he the said 
Cullaman hath done and performed and also for and in 
consideration of the sum of two pounds good and lawfull 
money of New York to the said William Johnson before 
the executing of these presents in hand paid or secured 
to be paid by the said Cullaman Johnson the recept 
whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said William 
Johnson and the said Cullaman thereof and therefrom 
fully and intirely acquitted and discharged forever by 
these presents hath given and granted unto the said 
Cullaman Johnson his freedom from slavery & by these 
presents doth give and grant unto the said Cullaman 
Johnson his absolute freedom from slavery and servitude 



Jamaica, Long Island 355 

forever imediately after his decease so that nither he the 
said William Johnson his heirs ex'^ or adm" nor any other 
person or persons for him or them or in his or their name 
or names or in the name right or stead of any or either 
of them shall have any manner of claim challenge or de- 
mand whatsoever of in or upon the servitude of of the 
said Cullaman Johnson or any part thereof but the said 
William Johnson his heirs ex'* and administrators and 
every of them and all and every other person and persons 
claiming any right title or or intrest of to or in the servi- 

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tude of the said Cullaman from the day of the deceas 
of the above named William Johnson sKall be forever 
by these presents excluded and debarred In witness 
whereof the said William Johnson hath hereunto put his 
hand & seal this seventh day of March in the year of our 
Lord seventeen hundred & forty five 
Sealed and delivered William X Johnson O 

in presence of us the mark of 

John Skidmore 
Samll. Smith, Junr. 

Jamaica 7th March 1745 

Then and there the within named William Johnson 
did acknowledge and declare that he did sign seal and 
deliver the within instrument of writting as his own 
voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein 
mentioned Three words between the third and fourth 
lines interlined and one between the ninth & tenth Imes 
and no rasours let it be recorded 

Samll. Smith one of His Majtes — 
Justices of the Peace for Queens County 

7th March 1745 

Reed forty shillings in full of the consideration money 
within mentioned William X Johnson 

Witness the mark of 

Samll. Smith 



356 Records of the Town of 

17th March 1745 

A true coppey of the original instrument entred and 
compared pr Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 

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This Indenture made the sixth day of May in the 
second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George 
King of Grate Brittain &c. and in the year of our Lord 
Christ one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine 
between Hance Bargin & Tunus Bargin both of Jamaica 
in Queens County in the Collony of New York yeoman 
of the one part & Nicolas Everitt Senr. of the same 
place yeoman on the other part witnesseth that they 
the said Hans Bargin & Tunus Bargin for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of sixty six pounds seven shillings 
& six pence currant lawfull money of New York above 
said to them in hand paid by the said Nicolas Everitt 
at & before the ensealing & delivery of these presents 
the recept whereof they do hereby own and acknowledge 
themselves to be therewith fully satisfied & contented 
& thereof and of every part thereof do hereby acquit & 
clearly discharge the said Nicolas Everit & his heirs 
ex"^^ & adm"^^ forever by these presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened assured and confirmed and they 
the said Hans Bargin & Tunus Bargin do hereby give 
grant bargain sell aliene assure and confirme unto the 
said Nicolas Everitt and to his heirs and assigns forever 
a certain lott of upland lying and being in the Township 
of Jamaica aforesaid containing fourteen acres and three 
quarters be the same more or less bounded as follows 
north by the bounds of Flushing & Jamaica east by the 
land of John Hanson south by land of the aforesaid John 
Hanson & Nicolas Everitt west by the land of the afore- 
said Nicolas Everit & a marked black oak tree all which 
land decended to them the said Hans Bargin & Tunus 
Bargin by there father Hans Bargin together with all 
commodities ad ventages hereditaments and appurte- 
nances unto the said lott lott of land belonging or in any 



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manner of wise appertaining with all the reversions & 
remainders of the same to have & to hold the said above 
bargained lands and premises with the appurtenances 
imto the said Nicolas Everitt and to his heirs & assigns 
to the only use benefit and behoof of the said Nicolas 
Everitt and to his heirs and assigns forever and they 
the said Hans Bargain and Tunus Bargain do hereby 
for each of themselves their heirs ex"^^ & adm" covenant 
promise grant and agree to and with the said Nicolas 
Everitt and his heirs and assigns that they the said Hans 
Bargain and Tunis Bargain imediately before the execut- 
ing of these presents had in themselves a good free clear 
absolute and indefeazable estate of inheritance in fee 
simple of in and to the above bargained premises with the 
appurtenances and had also good right & legall power 
and authority to convey and alienate the same in manner 
and form aforesaid and also that the same and every part 
thereof is free & clear from any title trouble or incum- 
brance whatsoever and lastly they the said Hans Bargin 
& Tunis Bargain and their heirs ex""^ and adm'^'' the said 
above-mentioned bargained lott of upland with the ap- 
purtenances unto the said Nicolas Everitt and to his heirs 
and assigns against them the said Hans Bargin and 
Tunis Bargin and their heirs ex'^^ & adm""^ and against all 
and every other person or persons lawfully claiming the 
same shall and will warrant and for-ever by these presents 
defend in testamony whereof they the said Hans Bargin 
and Tunus Bargin have hereunto set their hands & seals 
the day and year first above written — Signed over leaf — 

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Sealed and delivered (deed in 402 & 403) 

in ye presents of Hans Bargen O 

S. Clowes Tunus X Bargin O 

George Reyn'olds the mark of 

Queens County 14th 7 ber 1732 

Then and there the within named Hanse Bargen and 
Tunis Bargen came personally before me John Tollman 



358 Records of the Town of 

Esq*' one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas 
in Queens County and acknowledged this instrument to 
be their voluntary act and deed there are in it no razours 
or interliniations John Tolman 

27th March 1746 

A true coppey entred & compared by me 

Samll Smith — Cle — 

This Indenture made the ninth day of May in the 
second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
over Grate Brittain &c. Annoqe Dom one thousand 
seven hundred and twenty nine between Jonathan Dean 
of Jamaica in Queens County and Province of New York 
house carpenter and Elizabeth his his wife of the one 
part and Nicolas Everitt of the same place yeoman one 
the other part witnesseth that the said Jonathan Dean 
and Ellizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the 

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sum of two hundred and one pounds fourteen shillings 
& six pence currant lawfuU money of New York to them ' 
or to one of them in hand at or before the ensealing & 
delivery of these presents by the said Nicolas Everit 
the ye receipt whereof they do hereby own and acknowl- 
edge themselves to be therewith fully satisfied contented 
and thereof and of every part & persal therof do hereby 
acquit & discharge the said Nicolas Everit his heirs ex" 
adm" and assigns for ever have granted bargained sold 
aliened assurd and confirmed and they the said Jonathan 
Dean and Elizabeth his wife do by these presents for 
themselves their either and every of their heirs absolutely 
freely clearly grant bargain sell alliene assure & confirme 
unto the said Nicolas Everit and to his heirs and assigns 
forever one double house barn and shop orchard & garden 
and a percel of upland situate lying and being in Ja- 
maica aforesaid bounded as follows northerly by Robert 
Denton & Ephraim Smith's lands easterly by land form- 
erly belonging to Wait Smith and also by Barnet's land 
southerly by by Joshua Carpenter's land westerly by 



Jamaica, Long Island 359 

the county road also one piece of land formerly belonging 
to Waid Smith being and lying in the same place bounded 
northerly by the land of Waid Smith aforesaid easterly 
by the land of Nicolas Everit aforesaid souththerly by the 
aforesaid land of Jonathan Dean & westerly by Ben- 
jamin Smith's land as it is entred in the County Records 
the 20th day of August 1699 in page 149 & 150 con- 
taining in all thirty five acres three quarters & thirty 
square roods be it more or less and all and singular the 
appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said housses 
barn shop orchard garden and lands or in any ways ap- 
pertaining to the said houses barn shop orchard garden 
and lands and the reversion or reversions remainder or 
remainders thereof to have and to hold the said granted 
and bargained premises housses barn shop orchard garden 

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& lands with the the appurtenances to the said Nicolas 
Everit his heirs and assigns for ever and the said Jonathan 
Dean for him his heirs ex" adm" and every of them do 
covenant and grant to and with the said Nicolas Everit 
his heirs ex" adm" and assigns and every of them firmly 
by these presents in manner and form following that is to 
say that he the said Jonathan Dean and Elizabeth his 
wife or one of them in their or one of their own right or 
to their or one of their own use now are to be and standeth 
lawfully seazed of a good perfect and absolute estate in 
the law in fee simple of and in the said housses barn 
shop orchard and garden & lands and premises with their 
appurtenances and have or one of them hath good and 
lawfull right & authority to bargain sell and assign for- 
ever according to the true meaning of these presents and 
that the said premises herein before mentioned to be 
granted with every of their appurtenances now are and 
forever hereafter shall be and continue clear and dis- 
charged & acquitted or otherwise at all times saved harm- 
less by the said Jonathan Dean his heirs ex'^'' adm'^'^ of 
and from all and singular former bargains sales grants 
bonds dowries title of dower of Elizabeth the wife of 
Jonathan Dean and that he the said Nicolas Everit his 



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heirs and assigns shall and may peacably and quietly 
from hence forth forever hereafter have hold use occupie 
posses and enjoy ye said above mentioned bargained 
premises without lett trouble or expultion of or by him 
the said Jonathan Dean Elizabeth his wife or otherwise 
by any other person or persons by any means title or 
procurement of him the said Jonathan or Elizabeth his 
wife aforesaid and further also the sd Jonathan Dean 
his heirs and assigns the above granted houses barn 
shop orchard garden land and hereditements and 

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and premises & appurtenances unto the said Nicolas 
Everit his heirs and assigns against him the said Jona- 
than Dean his heirs and assigns and against all and 
every other person or persons lawfully claiming the same 
or any part of the same shall warrant and by these 
presents forever defend defend I witness whereof the 
the said parties have hereunto sett their hands and seals 
the day and year first above written 
Sealed and delivered Jonathan Dean O 

in the presence of Elizabeth X Dean O 

J. Miller her mark 

William x Ludlam 
his mark 

Jamaica 7ber 18th 1730 

Queens 1 Then came before me John Tolman Esq® 
County / one of his Majesties Judges of the Court 
of Comons Pleas for said county Jonathan Dean how 
did acknowledge the within deed to be his free and 
voluntary act and deed the word here in the eleventh 
line razed finding no other razour nor interlines I alow this 
deed to be recorded John Tolman 

1st Aprill 1746 

Entred and compared pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the tenth day of May in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty three 



Jamaica, Long Island 361 

between Benjamin Carman of Jamaica in the Province 
of New York yeoman of the one part and Robert Denton 
and Nehemiah Denton both of the same place yeoman of 
the other part witnesseth that the said Benjamin Carman 
for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds 
lawfull money of New York to him in hand paid by the 
said Robert Denton and Nehemiah Denton at and before 
the ensealing and delivery of these presents the recept 
whereof the said Benjamin Carman doth hereby own and 
acknowledge himselfe to be therewith fully satisfyed & 
paid and thereof doth hereby forever acquit exonerate & 
discharge them the said Robert Denton and Nehemiah 
Denton and their heirs executors and administrators and 
for divers other good causes & considerations him the 
said Benjamin Carman at this time especially moving 
hath given granted bargained sold and in open market 
at Jamaica aforesaid, according to the due forme of law 
in that case made and provided hath delivered and by 
these presents doth fully and clearly give grant bargain 
sell and deliver unto the said Robert Denton and Nehe- 
miah Denton their heirs executors and assigns for ever 
one certain dweling house with the garding spot of ground 
thereto adjoyning situate in Jamaica town spot where the 
said Benjamin Carman now lives which is bounded 
southerly by the main street westerlj' & northerly by 
Samuel Clowes & easterly part by the said Clowes and 
partly by Benjamin Hinchman also one certain piece of 
salt meadow situate on Long Neck in Jamaica aforesaid 
adjoyning to Skidmores mill dam being bounded southerly 
by a ditch & on all other sides by the crick and also the 
following goods and chattels viz* three bedds and bed- 

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steads bedsteads twelve cows & eighteen yong cattle, 
four mares, one waggon one plough, weaving tackling, 
one cuboard, three puter platters four basons, and 
twelve plates, two iron pots one iron kittle, & one brass 
kittle, one pette — augue, six swine, one pair of large 
scales twelve chairs two chests, twenty six pounds 
woorstead yarn, & forty pounds of tow yearn, two guns, 



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and two swords, eight kelars; three tubs & two pales, 
two mens saddles, & one womans saddle, three tables, 
twenty corn baggs, twenty bushels of rie, three trammils 
two pare tongs & two iron shovels, two frying pans, one 
large cooler one grindstone, two axes, two hones, carpent- 
ers tools, one warming pan one pair of stillards one 
looking glass, four smoothing irons, one pair andirons 
and one hetched, and all and singular other the goods 
chattels household stuff utentials of husbandry and all 
other the substance whatsoever, moveable and im- 
moveable, quick and dead of what kind, nature quallity 
or condition soever the same be, shall or may be found, 
as well in the custoty or possession of the said Benjamin 
Carman as in the possession, hands power & costoty of 
any other person or persons whatsoever to have & to 
hold the said dwelling house garding spot of ground piece 
of meadow and all and singular the herein above men- 
tioned bedds bedsteads cows cattle mares waggons goods 
& chattels & all other the herein & hereby granted 
premises unto the said Robert Denton & Nehemiah 
Denton there heirs ex"^ adm" and assigns, to their own 
only proper use benefit and behoof forever (excepting a 
certain terme of years in a certain farm and thirty head 
of cattle lately leased by Daniel Whitehead unto the said 
Benjamin Carman) freely and quietly without any matter 
of .challenge claime or demand of him the said Benjamin 
Carman or of any other person or persons whatsoever for 
him in his name by his cause means or procurement 
and without any money or other thing therefore to be 
yielded rendred paid or done (more then the considera- 
tions herein above first mentioned) unto the said Benja- 
min Carman his executors administrators or assigns by 
the said kobert Denton or Nehemiah Denton their 

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their executors administrators or assigns and the said 
Benjamin Carman for himself his heirs ex" & adm" 
doth covenant and grant by these presents to and with 
the said Robert Denton & Nehemiah Denton their 
heirs ex" & assigns that he the Benjamin Carman at 



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the time of the date hereof was the true sole and 'proper 
owner of the said hereby bargained premises and every 
of them and then had good right full power & lawfull 
authority to convey and sell the same in manner and 
form aforesaid and further the said Benjamin Carman 
hath put the said Robert Denton and Nehemiah Denton 
in peacable & quiat possession of the said dwelling house 
land and meadow and all other the premises according 
to the directions of the laws in that case made provided 
In witness whereof the said Benjamin Carman hath 
hereunto put his hand and seal the day and year herein 
above first written Benjamin Carman O 

Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us 
John Thurston 
Samuel Skidmore 

The day & year within written received the considera- 
tion money within mentioned 

I say receivd the same by me 

Witness 

June ye 'id 1746 — Personally appeared before me 
John Willett Esq'' one of the Judges of the inferiour Court 
of Common Pleas held for Queens County Samuel Skid- 
more one of the subscribed witnesses witnesses to the 

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within instrument of writing and made oath that he saw 
Benjamin Carman the grantor within named seal and 
deliver the within instrument of writing as his voluntary 
act and deed for the use within mentioned — I have exam- 
ined the same do find in it no raisures nor interliniations 
do alow the same to be recorded 

Sworn and examined before me the day above written — 

John Willett — J— 

3d June 1746 

A true coppey of the origonal with ye acknowledg- 
ment entred by me Samll Smith — Junr. Cle — 



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This Indenture made this first day of Febuary in the 
second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
by the grace of God of Grate Brittan France and Ireland 
King Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of mans 
salvation seventeen hundred and fiveteen between 
William Cornell of Hempstead in Queens County on 
Nassaw Island in the Province of New York Esq^ of the 
one part and Garrett Van. Home of the city of New- 
York gent, of the other part witnesseth that the said 
William Cornell for and in consideration of the sum of 
thirty pounds good and lawfull money of the Province 
of New York to him in hand paid by the said Garrett 

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Van-Horne before the the ensealing of these presents 
the recept whereof the said William Cornell do by these 
presents forever acquit and discharge the said Garrett 
Van-Horne his heirs ex""^ adm" from any furder claim 
or demand from any part persel or member thereof have 
given granted bargained alienated enfeofed sold assured 
and confirmed and the said William Cornell do by these 
presents give grant bargain alien enfeof sell assure and 
confirme unto the said Garrett Van-Horne and his heirs 
and assigns forever a certain piece or persel of upland sit- 
uate lying and being within the township of Hempstead 
above said at a place commonly called or known by the 
name of Rock way Neck containing seventy acres more 
or less as it now lyes within the bounds & lymits here- 
after exprest (viz.) westerly by Thomas & John Cornell 
south by him the said John Cornell north by the boggs 
and east by the commons or undevided land within the 
township of Hempstead abovesaid with all houses out 
houses barns stables orchards gardens fencings timber 
trees woods under woods standing or lying being upon 
the same or any part persel or member thereof as also 
all the estate right title intrest property possession claim 
or demand of in or to the same with the remainders and 
reversions thereof to have and to hold the sd above re- 
cited tract of land with all and every of the appurte- 
nances unto him the said Garrett Van-Horne his heirs 



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ex"^" and adm'^^ to the only proper use benefit and behoof of 
him the said Garrett Van-Home his heirs and assigns for- 

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ever for ever and the said William Cornell for himself 
his heirs ex" and adm" doe further covenant promise 
grant and agree to and with him the said Garrett Van- 
Home and his heirs and assigns that he the said William 
Cornell had in himself full power good right and lawfull 
authority to sell and dispose of the above granted bar- 
gained land with all and every of the appurtenances 
unto him the said Garrett Van-Horne his heirs and 
assigns forever more free and clearly acquitted and dis- 
charged of and from any manner of entangelments of 
what nature or kind so-ever with a warrante to defend 
against all persons laying just claim thereunto In wit- 
ness whereof the said William Cornell hath put to his 
hand and seal the year and day first above written — 
Sealed and delivered Wm. Cornell O 

in the presence of 
John Cornell 
Thos. W^hitehead 

Memorandom that on the twenty fourth day of Febuary 
1715 came before Theodoras Van Wick Esq" one of His 
Maj*"^ Justices of the Peace for Queens County assigned 
the within named William Cornell and did own and 
acknowledge that he did seal and deliver the within 
written deed for the use within mentioned 

Theodoras Van Wick 

12th November 1746 

A true coppey entred and compared ye date above 
of ye origonal deed & acknowledgemt 

pr Samll Smith — Junr. Cle — 

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Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin 
Carman of Jamaica in Queens County in the Province 
of New York labouror (being by the leave of God bound 
on a voyage to the West Indias) have by these presents 
made ordained constituted and in my place & stead 



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put and deputed my honoured mother Phebe Carman 
of the same place widow my true and lawfull attorney for 
me and in my name and for my use to ask demand sue 
for levy recover & receive all such sums and sums of 
money debts goods wares dues and other demands what- 
soever which are or shall be due owing payable and 
belonging unto me or detained from me any manner of 
ways or by any meanes whatsoever by any person or 
persons whomsoever & wheresoever giving and granting 
unto my said attorney by these presents my full & whole 
power strength and authority in and aboute the premises 
to have use and take all lawfull ways & means in my 
name for ye recovery thereof and upon the receipt of 
any such debts dues sum or sums of money aforesaid 
acquittances or other sufficient discharges for me or in 
my name to make seal & deliver and generally all and 
every act & acts thing & things device and devices what- 
soever needfull & necessary to be done in and about the 
premises for the recovery of all or any such debts dues 
sum or sums of money aforesaid for me & in my name to 
do execute and performe as fully largely & amply to all 
intents & purposes as I my selfe might or could do if I 
was personably present or as if the matter required 
more special authority than is herein given and attorneys 
one or more under her for the purposes aforesaid to make 

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and constitute constitute and again at pleasure to revoke 
rattifying allowing & holding for firm & effectually and 
whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do in and 
aboute the premises by vertue hereof — And I the said 
Benjamin Carman considering ye uncertainty of this 
transitory life do make & declare these presents to con- 
tain my last will & testament (that is to say) I give & 
bequeath unto my much honoured & most dearly beloved 
mother Phebe Carman above named all & whatsoever I 
shall get in my intended voyage after my decease and all 
the rest of my estate be it lands tenements bonds ready 
money goods chattels debts dues or other demands what- 
soever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be 



Jamaica, Long Island 367 

possesed of or invested with or which shall then belong 
or of right appertain unto me to have and to hold the 
same & every part or percel thereof unto her my said 
mother her ex'*' & assigns forever and I do hereby nomi- 
nate and appoint my said mother Phebe Carman to be 
my whole & sole ex*"" of this my last will & testament and 
do declare this and no other to be my last — In witness 
whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seal this tenth 
day of November Anno. Dom. 1746 
Signed sealed & delivered Benjamin Carman O 

in ye presence of us 
William Lawrence 
John Thurston, Junr. 
Benja. Hinchman 

Be it remembred that on the day and year within 
written personably appeared before me Abraham Pol- 
hemus one of His Majesties Justices of the Peace in and 
for Queens County assigned ye within named Benjamin 
Carman & acknowledged the within written letter of 
attorney to be his own voluntary act and deed for the 
use therein mentioned Abraham Polhemus 

January 24: 1746/7 A true coppey entred pr 

Samll Smith — Cle — 

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This Indenture made the first day of May in the 
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty five beteen 
William Higbee of Jamaica in Queens County in the 
Province of NewYork yeoman of the one part and Nicolas 
Smith of the same place yeoman of the other part wit- 
nesseth that the said William Higbee for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of three hundred & thirty five 
pounds lawfull money of NewYork to him in hand paid 
at and before the ensealling & delivery of these presents 
the recept whereof the said William Higbee doth hereby 
acknowledge and therefrom and of and from every part 
& percel thereof doth by these presents absolutely acquit 



368 Records of the Town of 

release exonerate & discharge the said Nicolas Smith and 
his executors & administrators and every of them and 
for other good causes & lawfull considerations him there- 
unto moveing he the said William Higbie by and with 
the consent of Mary his wife signifyed by her being 
a party to & sealing & delivering of these presents hath 
given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and con- 
firmed and by these presents doth give grand bargain 
sell alliene enfeoff and confirme unto him the said Nicolas 
Smith and his heirs & assigns all that certain tract or 
percel of land with dwelling house & kitchin as also the 
water grist mill thereon standing and being where the 
said William Higbie now lives situate in Jamaica in 
Queens County aforesaid begining at a post at the edge 
of the boggs near the said mill thence runing along the 
road or highway north nine degrees west ninteen rods 
& two thirds of a rodd thence north twenty eight de- 
grees west forty four rods to a white oak bush standing 
near the path thence west five degrees south sixty two 
rods and a half to a black oak bush thence south fourteen 
degrees east nineteen rods to a chesnut bush thence east 
seven degrees south thirty two rods to a red oak sapplin 
thence south six degrees east forty nine rods so runing 
down to a brook and thence along the said brook as the 
same runs until it comes up to the said mill mill in- 

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eluding the same and then from the said mill to the post 
or first bounder containing ninteen acres & three quarters 
of an acre of upland besides the boggs contained within 
the above limits also one other tract of land lying and 
being on the easterly side of the path aforsaid & opposite 
to the premises above discribed with the barn & orchard 
standing thereon bounded easterly by a brook partly 
& partly by an old fence standing on Deans Island so 
called so to ye boggs which formerly belonged to Doctor 
John Vansolingen southerly by the same boggs westerly 
by the path abovesd which leads down to the mill afore- 
said and northerly by a highway which leads to Deans 
Island afore mentioned, containing within the said 



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boundaries an uncertain quantity of acres be the same 
more or less alsp a small slipe of land situate on the 
southerly side of the mill pond of the said mill containing 
one acre more or less being bounded southerly by the bogg 
lots road so called easterly by Samuel Smith Sen. north- 
erly by the mill pond brook and westerly by the dam of 
said mill and other land of said William Higbee and also 
certain priveledges as making a dam drowning of boggs 
&c. which the said William Higbee lately purchased of 
Elijah Barton as may fully and at large appear by one 
certain indenture of bargain & sale under the hand and 
seal of the said Elijah Barton baring date the thirteenth 
day of February in the year of our Lord seventeen hun- 
dred & forty together with all and singular dwelling houses 
edeficesses barns stables gardens orchards boulting mills 
mill utensials mill dams mill pools mill ponds streams 
banks boggs ditches fences paths ways easements tim- 
ber trees woods under woods grass grazings convenianties 
advantages commodities hereditements & appurtenances 
whatsoever to the said dwelling house mill barn orchard 
and all and singular other the bargained premises belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining and and the reversion 

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and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and all 
the estate right estate title intrest possession property 
claim and demand whatsoever of them the said William 
Higbee and Mary his wife or either of them or either of 
their heirs or assigns of in or to the same or any part 
percel or member thereof to have & to hold the said 
dwelling house mill barn orchard several tracts pieces & 
percels of land & premices with their either & every of 
their appurtenances unto him the said Nicolas Smith 
and his heirs to the only use benefit & behof of him the 
said Nicolas Smith his heirs and assigns forever and the 
said William Higbee and his heirs the said mentioned 
hereby granted and above herein described & specified 
premises with their either & every of their hereditaments 
and appurtenances unto the said Nicolas Smith his heirs 
and assigns in his and their quiet & peaceable possession 



370 Records of the Town of 

against all manner of persons lawfully claiming the same 
shall and will by these presents forever warrant & defend 
and the said William Higbee for himselfe his heirs execu- 
tors and administrators and every of them doth hereby 
covenant promise grant & agree to and with the said 
Nicolas Smith his heirs & assigns in manner and form 
following to wit that he the said William Higbee now 
at the time of the sealing and delivering of these presents 
is and standeth lawfully seized of and in the said men- 
tioned bargained premisses and every part & percel 
thereof with their either and every of their appurtenances 
of and in a good sure absolute and indeafeazable estate 
of inheritance in fee simple without any condition limmi- 
tation mortgage or use to alter change cease determine 
or make void the same and so shall hereof be & stand 

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seized untill untill the estate shall be well and sufficiently 
executed upon and by vertue hereof according to these 
presents and that the said William Higbee is the true 
lawfull and rightfull owner of the said mentioned bar- 
gained premises and every part part thereof and so hath 
good right full power and lawfull and absolute authority 
to grant and convey the same and every part thereof 
unto the said Nicolas Smith and to his heirs and assigns 
in forme aforesaid according to the true intent and 
meaning of these presents who may peaceably and 
quietly have hold use occupie possess and injoy the 
same freely and clearly discharged and indemnified 
from all former and other bargains sales gifts grants 
feoffments dowers leasses joyntures wills intails judments 
recognisences mortgages executions rents covenants and 
all other charges titles troubbles intanglements and in- 
cumbrances whatsoever had made done suffered or pro- 
cured by the said William Higbee and Mary his wife or 
either of them or any other person by their or either of 
their act consent neglect default or privity — In testi- 
mony whereof the said parties to these presents inden- 
tures have hereunto unterchanably set and put their 



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hands and seals the day and year herein above first 
written 

Sealed and delivered the word brook in the thirteenth 
line being first interlined & two words in the same line 
razed it is also agreed before the executing hereof y* if 
any upland be included within ye bounderies men- 
tioned on Deans Island it is always to be excepted in the 
presence of us William X Higbee 

Samll Smith Junr 
Benja. Hinchman 

By the within named Mary Mary X Higbee 

Higbee in the presence of us the mark of 

Thomas Smith 
Jonathan Smith 

The acknowledgment of the above deed over leaf 

Page 4^0 
Queens County 1st April 1746 

Then and there Samuel Smith Junr. one of the wit- 
nesses to this deed made oath that he saw the within 
named William Higbee seal and deliver this deed to the 
uses in the same mentioned and Jonathan Smith one 
other of the witnesses to this deed made oath that he 
saw the within named Mary Higbee the wife of the said 
William Higbee seal and deliver the same as her act and 
deed to the uses in this same deed mentioned there are 
no razours or interliniations more than those already 
taken notice of. Let it be recorded 

T. Hicks Judge of the Court of Common 

Pleas in said County 

4th March 1746/7 

A true coppey of the origenal deed and acknowledg- 
ment entred and examined pr 

Sam ' ' Smith Junr. Cle — 

Jamaica 3d April 1747 

Whereas a difference has for some considerable time 
past subssisted beteen Richards Betts of Jamaica in 



372 Records of the Town of 

Queens County in the Province of New York yeoman and 
William Furman of NewTown in the County and Province 
afore said wheel-right about the bounderies & lines be- 
twext their lands lying upon the hills to the southerd 
of the Head of the Fly and near Butter-milk Hollow 
(long so called) now to put a perpetual end to all further 
disputes about the said bounderies & disputable lines and 

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and that a good understanding may from hence forth 
subsist between the said parties it is mutually agreed & 
condesended to by & betwixt the said perties that the 
said lines in dispute betwixt them shall be and remain 
as follows (from hence forth forever) viz begining at a 
white oack tree standing a little to the southward of the 
said Butter-milk Hollow & a little to the eastward of the 
road which leads from Jamaica to New Town to run from 
thence on a strait line easterly along the hills till it comes 
to reed oak tree marked on two sides from thence on a 
strait line easterly to another red oak tree marked on 
three sides and from thence north-wardly on a strait 
line to the southeast corner of the land which Daniel 
Waters lately bought of John Wright which said lines 
are to be & continue as the right and true division & 
bounds betwixt them forever and the said Richard Betts 
for divers good causes & considerations him moveing 
hath remised released and for ever quit claimed & by 
these presents for himself & his heirs doth fully clearly 
and absolutely remise release and forever quit claim 
unto the said William Furman in his full and peaceable 
possession and seizin being and to his heirs & assigns 
forever all such rights estate title interest claim and 
demand whatsoever as he the said Richards Betts ever 
had now hath or ought to have by any ways or means 
whatsoever of in or to all the lands to the westward of 
the line last discribed from the last mentioned red oak 

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tree to Daniel Waters Daniel Waters south east corner 
afore said (he the said William Furman maintaining the 
fence in the said line forever and one half of the fence in 



Jamaica, Long Isl.\nd 373 

the other two lines before mentioned) to have and to 
hold all and singular the said lands to the westward of 
the northerly line afore said to the said William Furman 
his heirs and assigns forever and the said William Fur- 
man for divers good causes & considerations him moving 
hath remised released & forever quit claimed and by these 
presents for himself & his heirs doth fully clearly & abso- 
lutely remise release & forever quit claim unto the said 
Richard Betts in his full and & peaceable possession & 
seizin being and to his heirs & assigns forever all such 
title estate title iterest claim and demand whatsoever as 
he the said William Furman ever had now hath or ought 
to have by any ways or means whatsoever of in or to all 
the lands lying to the eastward of the said northerly line 
before mentioned to have and to hold the said lands to 
the eastward of the said line to the said Richard Betts 
his heirs and assigns forever and the said William Fur- 
man doth by these presents for himself his his heirs ex" 
adm" and assigns further agree covenant & promise to 
allow unto the said Richard Betts & to his heirs & assigns 
forever a sufficient gate way through the lands of his 
lying to the westward of the said northerly line afore- 
said and to make put up & maintain two gates in such 
part of said land as the said Richard Betts his heirs or 
assigns shall assign and and appoint if by him or them 

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thus required In testimony whereof the said parties to 
to these presents have hereunto interchanablely put their 
hands & seals the day and year herein above first written 
Sealed & delivered R. Betts O 

in the presence of us William Furman O 

Daniel Waters 
Jo" Betts 

Memorandum — That on the day & year herein written 
the said Richard Betts & William Furman (personally 
came before me Saml. Smith Jun'^ one of His Majesties 
Justices of the Peace for Queens County assigned) being 
the parties to these presents and did acknowledge that 



374 Records of the Town of 

they did severally seal & deliver the within instrument to 
each other as their voluntary act and deed for ye uuse 
within mentioned there being no razours or interlinia- 
tions but ye word time 1st line let it be recorded 

Samll. Smith Just — 

Jamaica 4th April 1747 

A true coppey entred & compared pr 

Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

Page Jf^Jf, 
This Indenture made the last Tusday of May in the 
ninthteenth year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord 
George the Second by the grace of God of Grate Brittain 
France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. Annoq 
Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty six be- 
tween the Loan Officers of the County of Queens of the 
one part and William Beekman of the city of NewYork 
chirurgeon of the other part witnesseth that the Loan 
Officers of Queens County aforesaid for and in considera- 
tion of the sum of one hundred pounds lawfull money of 
NewYork to them in hand paid whereof they grand the 
recept and discharge the said William Beekman his heirs 
executors and administrators therof forever have pur- 
suant to an act of General Assembly of this Collony 
entitled an act for emitting bills of credit for the payment 
of the debts and for ye beter support of the government 
of this Colony and other purposes therein mentioned 
granted bargained sold released enfeoffed & confirmed 
and by these presents do grant bargain sell release enfeoff 
and confirme unto the said William Beekman his heirs 
and assigns all that certain dwelling house & home lott of 
land lately belonging to Benjamin Carman late deceased 
situate in Jamaica in Queens County aforesaid bounded 

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southerly by the main main street easterly by Benjamin 
Hinchman northerly and westerly by Samuel Clowes 
together with all and all manner of woods under wood 
trees mines minerals quarries hawkins huntings fowlings 



Jamaica, Long Island 375 

fishings fences improvements heriditaments & appurte- 
nances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise 
appurtaining and all the estate right title interest claim 
possession property and demand whatsoever of the Loan 
Officers of the County of Queens County aforesaid and 
their successors to the above bargained premises and 
every part thereof to have and to hold the above bargained 
premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances 
to the said William Beekman his heirs and assigns to the 
sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of the said 
William Beekman his heirs and assigns forever In wit- 
ness whereof the Loan Offecers of the County of Queens 
County aforesaid have hereunto set the seal of their 
corporation together with their hands the day & year 
above written S. Clowes 1 

Sealed and delivered B. Hinchman / L. Officers O 
in the presence of 
S. Clowes, Junr 
AuG*^ Vn Cortland 

Jamaica in Queens County Anno. 1747-30 May 
Then and there the within named Loan OflBcers came 
personally before me and acknowledged that they had 
voluntaryly executed this instrument to the uses in the 
same mentioned there are in it no razours or inter- 
liniations Let it be recorded — John Willit Junr 

2d Judge of the Court of Common Pleas there — 

A true coppej'^ entred & compared pr me 

Samll. Smith, Junr. Cle — 

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This Indenture made the nineteenth day of May 
in the ninteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
King George ye Second over Grate Brittain &c. Annoqe 
Domine one thousand and seven hundred and forty seven 
between Isaac Roads of Jamaica in Queens County 



376 Records of the Town of 

bricklayer of the one part & Robert Denton of the same 
place yeoman on the other part witnesseth that the said 
Isaac Roads for and in consideration of the sum of twenty 
two pounds ten shillings lawfull money of the Province 
of New York to him the said Isaac Roads in hand paid 
by the said Robert Denton at and before the sealing and 
delivery of these presents the recept of which said sum 
of money the said Isaac Roads doth hereby own and 
acknowledge and therefrom doth acquit and discharge 
the said Robert Denton and his heirs ex'' & adm'^ for- 
ever by these presents hath given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeofed assigned & confirmmed and by these 
presents the said Isaac Roads doth freely and absolutely 
give grant bargain sell alien enfeoffe assure and confirme 
unto the said Robert Denton and to his heirs and assigns 
forever a certain piece or percel of land containing by 
estimation five acres be it more or less being bounded as 
followeth southerly by the highway that runeth between 
the old ten acre lotts and hill loots easterly by the other 
land belonging to the abovesaid Robert Denton north- 
erly by Flushing line and westerly by the other land be- 
longing to the abovesaid Isaac Roads as the fence now 
standeth from Flushing line southerly the whole lenth 
of the lot together with all and singular the improve- 
ments trees timber trees wood underwoods standing 

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standing or lying commodities advantages heriditaments 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise 
appertaining and all the right estate and title whatsoever 
of him the said Isaac Roads or his his heirs of in or to the 
same & the reversion and remainder thereof to have 
and to hold the said above granted land and premises 
with every of the appurtenances unto the said Robert 
Denton and his heirs and assigns to the only use benefit 
and behoof of the said Robert Denton & his heirs and 
assigns forever and the said Isaac Roads doth hereby for 
himself his heirs ex»' and adm" covenant promise and 
grant to and with the said Robert Denton and his heirs 
and assigns that he the said Isaac Roads had before ye 



Jamaica, Long Island 377 

ensealing of this very deed or instrument a good right 
and full and ample power & authority to alienate and 
convey ye above bargained premises with their appurte- 
nances unto the said Robert Denton & his heirs and 
assigns in forme aforesaid and also further that the 
same and every part thereof is free and clear from any 
trouble or inciniibrance whatsoever and lastly that the 
said Isaac Roads & his heirs ex"^^ & adm" the above bar- 
gained land and premises with every of their appurte- 
nances unto the said Robert Denton and to his heirs 
and assigns against all lawfull claims & demands of any 
person or persons whatsoever shall warrant and by these 
presents forever defend in witness whereof the above 
partie have hereunto set his hand and seal the day and 
year above first written Isaac Roads O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
Obediah Smith 
Samuel Messenger acknowledgnt over leaf 

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Queens ) Jamaica 20 May 1747 

County / Personally appeared befQre me Thomas 
Hicks Esq"^ first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
for said county Isaac Roads within named and did 
acknowledge the within written deed to be his voluntary 
act and deed there being no razours nor interliniations 
let it be recorded T, Hicks 

13th June 1747 — Entred and compared by me 

Samll Smith — Junr. Cle — 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come John Hanson of Jamaica in Queens County in the 
Colony of New York in America yeoman sendeth greet- 
ing in our Lord God everlasting whereas the said John 
Hanson the first day of June in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and two by his certain deed 



378 Records of the Town of 

poll sealed with the seal of him the said John did covenant 
and promise to and with Benjamin Smith of Jamaica 
aforesaid yeoman that he the said Benjamin Smith his 
heirs ex" adm" & assigns shall forever have a waggon way 
through either of the lots that a certain ten acre lot of 
land late purchased by the said John Hanson Han- 

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son of the said Benjamin Smith is bounded by or through 
the very same ten acre lott without lett or interuption or 
hendrance from him the said John Hanson his heirs ex" 
adm" or assigns for ever the said Benjamin Smith his 
heirs or assigns all ways puling up the bars or gates after 
him which shall be at the ends of the said wagon way as 
by the said deed refference thereunto being had doth & 
may more at large appear now know yee that the said 
John Hanson for the consideration aforesaid as also for 
the ascertaining of the said waggon way & for other 
good causes and considerations him thereunto moveing 
hath granted released & confirmed and by these presents 
doth fully freely and clearly grant release and confirme 
unto the said Benjamin Smith his heirs and assigns for- 
ever a full free wagon way through the west side of that 
ten acre lott of land purchased of the said Benjamin 
Smith to a certain eight acre lott belong to the said 
Benjamin upon the hills together with all and singular 
the right priveleges & appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing or in any ways appertaining to have and to hold 
the said wagon way with the appurtenances to him the 
said Benjamin Smith his heirs and assigns to the only 
proper use benefitt and behoof e of him the said Benjamin 
Smith his heirs and assigns for ever and the said John 
Hanson for himselfe his heirs ex'^'' and adm" & every of 
them doth hereby covenant and promise to and with the 
said Benjamin Smith his heirs and assigns that he the said 

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said Benjamin Smith his heirs and assigns shall and 
may now and at all times forever hereafter have hold 
use & enjoy the said granted wagon way without the 
least lett hendrance or molestation from him the said 



Jamaica, Long Island 379 

John Hanson his heirs or assigns and that and that the 
said John Hanson his heirs and assigns shall from time 
to time hang sufficient gates or sett up good & sufficient 
bars at each end of the same wagon way or leave the 
same open the said Benjamin Smith his heirs or assigns 
allways shutting the same gates or puting up the said 
bars as they or he pass or repass the same In witness 
whereof the said John Hanson hath hereunto set his hand 
and affixed his seal the three and twentieth day of De- 
cember in the ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign 
Lady Queen Anne of Grate Brittain &c. Annoqe Dom. 
1710 John X Hanse O 

Sealed and delivered the mark of 

in the presence of 
Saml Clowes 
Andrew Gibb 

Memorandom that it is agreed by the said parties 
before the executing of this deed that when the said 
John Hanson his heirs or assigns shall sow any corn on 
the lott he and they shall permitt the sd Benjamin Smith 
& his heirs and assigns to use and enjoy a wagon way on 
the east side of the said lott & the said Benjamin his 
heirs and assigns are obliged at such time to be content 
with ye sd way on the east side within ye sd lott during 
the time that the said grain shall be on the ground and 
the said John Hanse his heirs & assigns finding sufficient 
gates or bars there notwithstanding anything hereinto 
the contary herof contained — 

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Memorandom that on the 21 1 day of March 1710 
came before Nicholas Everit Esq"^ one of Her Maj*^^ 
Justices for the keeping the peace within Queens County 
assigned Samuel Clowes and Andrew Gibb the wittness 
subscribed to the within deed who made oath that they 
saw the with named John Hanson seal and deliver the 
within written grant as his free and voluntary act and 
deed and that they the said deponants did then in the 



380 Records of the Town of 

presence of the said John Hanson and the within named 
Benjamin Smith subscribe their names as wittnesses to 
the same — Test — Nicolas Everit 

A true coppey of the origonal deed & acknowledgement 
entred and compared pr Samll Smith Junr. Cle. 

Be it known to all people by these presents that we 
Jonathan Whitehead and Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica 
in Queens County on Long Island gent in the persuance 
of a certain agreement with William Higbee of the same 
place & for a certain valuable consideration from him 
received we do give & grant unto him the said William 
Higbee and his heirs the free liberty to continue or new 
make a dam for his mill in Jamaica in the place where it 
now is and we do releas to him all damages which he hath 
done to us upon our boggy land there adjacent and that 
we will not or our heirs or assigns shall not at at any time 

Page Ji.32 
hereafter molest hinder hinder or sue him or his heirs at 
any time on accound of his or their keeping up or re- 
pairing of the said dam although thereby any of our or 
either of our boggs there should be drowned or damnified 
In testimony whereof we have hereunto put our hands 
and seals this 4th day of June Anno 1737 
Sealed and delivered after Jonathan Whitehead O 
interlineing these two D. Whitehead O 

words (or their) in pres- 
ence of us 
Benj. Woolsey 
S. Clowes 

15th Octob^ 1747 

A true coppey entred & compared the date above (a 
line two) interlined in ye records 

pr Samll Smith, Junr. Cle — 

We whose names are under written being chosen 
comisioners at an annual Tow meeting for the Town of 



Jamaica, Long Island 381 

Jamaica in Queens County pursuant to an act of General 
Assembly of the Province of New York &c. doe by vertue 
of said act upon the request of Jehanus Williamson 
and others ascertain and lay out a road through the salt 
meadow on the west haw tre neck between ye meadow 
of Luke Eldert John Probasco and Jehanus Polhemus 
from a certain island in the meadow where David Halebort 
now lives down to a certain stake down by a a little 

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island belonging to Jehanus Williamson aforesd standing 
at the north west corner of Luke Elderts meadow the 
road above mentioned is to be twenty foot wide ten 
foot is to be taken off of the n. west side of Like Elderts 
meadow and ten foot off of the south east side of John 
Probasco & Jehanus Polhemuss meadow ten foot on ye 
each side of the line between them Performed by us this 
17 day of June 1745 Samll Smith Junr 

Samuell Smith Sen 
Increas Carpenter 

A true coppey of the origenal entred p. me 15th Octobr 
1747 Samll Smith — Cle — 

This Indenture made the twenty eight day of De- 
cember in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and forty one between Derrik Brinkerhoff and 
Stephen Ryder both of Flushing in Queens County on 
Nassaw Island in the Province of New York gentelmen 
of the one part and Timothy Bridges of Jamaica in Queens 
County aforesaid curryer of the other part witneSseth 
that the said Derick Brinkerhoff & Stephen Ryder for 
and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds 
lawful! money of New York to them in hand paid by the 
said Timothy Bridges at and before the ensealing and 
delivery of these presents the recept whereof they the 
said Derick Brinkerhoff and and Stephen Ryder doth 

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hereby own & acknowledge & themselves to be there- 
with fully satisfyed contented and paid and thereof & 



382 Records of the Town of 

therefrom and of and from every part and percel thereof 
doth forever acquit exonerate release and discharge the 
said Timothy Bridges and his heirs and assigns hath given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed releassed as- 
sured and confirmed and by these presents they the said 
Derick Brinkerhoff and Stephen Ryder do give grant 
bargain sell aliene enfeoffe release assure and confirme 
unto him the said Timothy Bridges and to his heirs and 
assigns forever all that certain tenement and tract of 
land situate lying and being in Jamaica in Queens County 
abovesaid containing by estimation eight acres be the 
same more or less and is butted and bounded as followeth 
that is to say easterly by Elizabeth Stilwell then southerly 
and easterly again by the said Elizabeth Stilwell then 
southerly again by the road or highway leading along 
by the Beaver pond westerly by the New Lane so called 
& northerly by the main road (Leading down to New York 
ferry) and the Dutch Church together with all and singular 
the houses out houses barns stables orchards gardens 
ways easements fences improvements hereditamments 
and appurtenances thereunto in any manner of ways be- 
longing or appertaining and all the right estate title intrest 
property reversion & reversions remainders & remainders 
thereof and of every part and percel thereof to have 
and to hold the said tenement tract or percel of land and 
premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto 
him the said Timothy Bridges and to his heirs and assigns 
to the only proper use benefit and behoofe of him the 
said Timothy Bridges & to his heirs and assigns forever 
and the said Derick Brinkerhoff & Stephen Ryder for 
themselves their heirs executors and administrators & for 
each either & every of them do by these presents covenant 

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promise grant grant and agree to and with the said 
Timothy Bridges his heirs executors administrators and 
assigns and every of them in manner and forme follow- 
ing, that is to say, that they the said Dirick Brinkerhoff 
& Stephen Ryder immediately before the executing hereof 
had in themselves good right full power and lawfull and 



Jamaica, Long Island 383 

absolute authority to convey the above granted and 
intended to be granted premises and every part and 
percel thereof being seized therof of a good sure and inde- 
feizable estate of inheritance in fee simple and also that 
the same and every part thereof is free and clear from 
all manner of intanglement and incumbrance what- 
soever and further that they the said Dirick Brinkerhoff 
and Stephen Ryder & their heirs executors and ad- 
ministrators the said above herebj'^ granted premises 
with all and every their appurtenances unto him the said 
Timothy Bridges and to his heirs executors administra- 
tors and assigns against all lawfull claimes and demands 
of all and every person & persons shall and will warrant 
and by these presents for ever defend In witness wh^eof 
the perties have to these presents interchangably set 
their hands and seals the day and year herein above first 
written Dirick Brinkerhoff O 

Sealed and delivered Stephen Ryder O 

in the presence of 
S. Clowes 
Benj. Hinchman 

28 December 1741 

Then receivd of the within named Timothy Bridges 
the sum of one hundred pounds in full of the considera- 
tion money within mentioned we say reed the same by us 
Witness Derick Brinkerhoff 

B. Hinchman Stephen Ryder 

Memorandum 

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Memorandum that this day the within named Dirick 
Brinkerhoff and Stephen Ryder took peacable possession 
of the premises within mentioned and delivered the same 
in the same manner unto the within named Timothy 
Bridges in the presence of us this last day of April in 
the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty two 

Samll. Clowes 
B. Hinchman 



384 Records of the Town of 

1 April 1746 

Queens 1 Personally .appeared before me Thomas 
County / Hicks Esq^ first Judge of the Court of 
Comon Pleas held for Queens County aforesaid the within 
named Benjamin Hinchman and being deposed on the 
Holy Evangelist saith that he saw the within named 
Dirick Brinkerhoff & Stephen Ryder sign seal and deliver 
the within instrument as their own voluntary act and 
deed there being no razours nor interlineations let it be 
recorded T. Hicks 



The words made barns & reversions interlined in the 
records 

A true coppey entred and compared 

pr Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

Page 437 
This Indenture made the last day of February in 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
& forty seven between Samuel Skidmore of Jamaica in 
Queens County in the Province of NewYork miller 
and Mary his wife of the one part and Joost Duerje of 
Oyster Bay in Queens County and Province of NewYork 
aforesaid yeoman of the other part witnesseth that the 
said Samuel Skidmore (by and with the consent and 
approbation of Mary his said wife testifyed by her signing 
& sealing as a pertie to these presents) for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of eight hundred pounds good & 
lawfull money of NewYork to him the said Samuel Skid- 
more in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said Joost 
Duerje at or before the sealing & delivering of these 
presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby own and 
himself to be therewith fully satisfyed contented & paid 
& thereof and of every part thereof doth by these presents 
forever exonerate acquit & discharge the said Joost 
Duerje and his heirs ex""^ & administrators & every of 
them and for other good and lawfull causes and con- 
siderations him the said Samuel Skidmore at this present 



Jamaica, Long Island 385 

time moving hath given granted bargained sold aliened 
enfeoffed assured conveyed & confirmed and by these 
presents doth give grant bargain sell alien enfeofe assure 
convey & confirme unto the said Joost Duerje and to his 
heirs & assigns forever all that one certain messuage 
tennement dwelling house barn orchard & tract of land 
situate at or near old town neck so called in the township 
of Jamaica aforesaid containing fifty two acres two 
quarters and ten square rodds exactly bounded easterly 
by the road leading from Jamaica Town aforesaid down 
to the said Skidmors mills southerly by lands late of 
Daniel Whitehead deceased deceased westerly by meadow 

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land late also of the said Daniel Whitehead and north- 
erly by a road or highway which parts betwixt ye land 
hereby now conveyed & above discribed and the per- 
sonage lands (excepting & always reserving out of the 
above bargained lands a road through the same for 
carting of hay from the meadows lying on the old town 
neck aforesaid) also one tract or lot of land being partly 
cleared & partly wood land lying about a quarter of a 
mile to the northward of the premises above mentioned 
containing twenty four acres and eleven square rodds 
which is bounded northerly and southerly by lands late 
of the before named Daniel Whitehead easterly by the 
road herein before first mentioned & westerly also by 
land late of the said Whitehead also a piece or percel of 
salt meadow land lying near the mill aforesaid containing 
twenty acres more or less which is bounded westerly by 
meadow lately belonging to John Dorland northerly by 
the road which goes on to old town neck aforesaid & 
easterly & southerly by the creek which parts betwixt old 
town neck & Long neck also one certain small lot of salt 
meadow land situate on Long Neck aforesaid near the 
said mills containing four acres one-quarter and twenty 
eight square rodds being bounded southeasterly by Samuel 
& Daniel Dentons meadow and on all the other sids by 
the mill creeck and also two certain grist water mills 
(consisting of three stones only) with the houses two 



386 Records of the Town of 

boulting mills and boulting house ajoyning with all 
and singular the implements & utensils to the said mills 
belonging & therewith all commonly used which said 
mills & houseing are situate on the Old Town neck 
grate hammock so called in Jamaica aforesaid together 

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with all all and singular houses out houses edifices barns 
buldings orchards gardens fences feedings grass grazings 
pastures ponds ditches creeks rivars streams runs of 
water mill ponds mill streams mill dams utensils improve- 
ments ways easements conveniences advantages heredita- 
ments priviledges & appurtenances to the said herein 
above mentioned described premises & every of them 
belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions 
& remainders thereof & all the right estate title intrest 
property possession claim & demand whatsoever of him 
the said Samuel Skidmore & Mary his said wife or of 
either of them or either of their heirs or assigns of in or 
to the same or any part or percel thereof to have & to 
hold all and singular the herein above granted several 
tracts of land meadow land dwelling houses mills mill 
houses and all and singular other the bargained premises 
with each either & every of their appurtenances unto the 
said Joost Duerje and to his heirs and assigns to the 
only use benefit and behoof of the said Joost Duerje 
his heirs and assigns forever more and the said Samuel 
Skidmore doth by these presents for himself and his heirs 
executors & administrators & every of them covenant 
promise grant and agree to and with the said Joost 
Duerje and his heirs & assigns in manner & forme fol- 
lowing (that is to say) that he the said Samuel Skid- 
more and Mary his said wife or one of them immediately 
before the executing of these presents had in themselves 
good right full power and lawfull and absolute authority 
to bargain sell convey & assure all and singular the 
herein above mentioned bargained premises with each 
either & every of their appurtenances unto the said 
Joost Duerje and to his heirs and assingns in manner 
and forme aforesaid and that the same premises with 



Jamaica, Long Island 387 

the appurtenances are now free and clear from all and 
singular former and other gifts grants sales leases mort- 
gaueges judgments executions wills intails joyntures 

Page 4W 
dowers dowers intanglements troubles & incombrances 
whatsoever and lastly that he the said Samuel Skidmore 
and his heirs executors & administrators the said herein 
above granted several tracts lots & percels of land meadow 
land dwelling houses mills mill houses and all and singular 
other the bargained premises with each either & every 
of their appurtenances unto the said Joost Duerje & 
to his heirs & assigns against all lawfull claims and 
demands of all & every person & persons whatsoever 
lawfully claiming the same or any part or percel thereof 
shall and will warrent and by these presents forever de- 
fend In witness whereof the said perties to these presents 
have hereunto interchangably set their hands and seals 
the day and year above herein first written 
Sealed & delivered Samll Skidmore O 

(the word premises and word Mary Skidmore O 

mill being first interlined) 
in the presence of us 
Samll Clowes Junr 
Benj. Hinchman *• 

Sept ye 22/1748 

Benj. Hinchman one of the subscribed witnesses to the 
within instrument of writting came before me John 
Willett one of the Judges of the Inferier Court of Com- 
mon Pleas held for Queens County and made oath on 
Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he did see Samll 
Skidmore and Mary Skidmore the grantors within 
named seal and deliver the within instrument of writing 
as each of their voluntary acts and deeds for the uses 
within mentioned I haveing examined the same do find 
in it no erasements nor interliniations do allow the same 
to be recorded 

Sworne before me the day above written 

John Willeett, Jr. 



388 Records of the Town of 

Sept"''' 28th 1748 

A true copoppey of the origenal entred and compared 
pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

Page It-J^l 
This Indenture made the fifth day of February in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and forty seven between Peter Smith of Jamaica in 
Queens County on the Island Nassaw within ye Colony 
of New York cordwainer and Charity his wife of ye one 
part and William Lawrence of the same place black smith 
of the other part witnesseth that the said Peter Smith 
(by and with the voluntary & free consent of Charity his 
said wife testified by her signing & sealing as a party 
hereto) for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred 
pounds of good & lawfull money of New York to him 
in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said William 
Lawrence at or before the ensealing & delivery of these 
presents the recept whereof the said Peter Smith doth 
hereby own & acknowledge therewith fully satisfyed 
contented and paid and thereof & of every part and 
percel thereof doth by these presents exonerate acquit 
releas & fully discharge the said William Lawrence his 
heirs executors & administrators and every of them 
hath given granted bargained sold aliened enffeofed as- 
sured conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth 
give grant bargain sell allien enfeof assure convey and 
confirm unto the said William Lawrence all that cer- 
tain messuage dwelling house tenement barne orchard 
and tract of land there where the said Peter Smith now 
liveth situate at the north end of the Bever pond in 
Jamaica aforesaid being bounded as follows to wit east- 
erly & northerly by the common buring yard then 
further northerly again by land lately belonging to the 
reverend Mr. Robert Cross then again easterly by ye 
personage land then southerly westerly & northerly by 
highways or common land all bounded till it comes to 
ye norwesterly corner of the buring yard above men- 
tioned containing within the said bounds six acres more 



Jamaica, Long Island 389 

or less together with all and singular housses edifices 
barns biddings wells gardings orchards fences pastures 
commons commodities conveniences improvements priv- 
iledges hereditements & appurtenances whatsoever to the 
said bargained premises belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining and all the right estate title interest possession 
claim & demand whatsoever of them the said Peter Smith 
& Charity his wife or of either of them or of either of 
theirs heirs of in or to the same or any part thereof and 
the reversion & remainders thereof thereof to have 

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and to hold ye above granted messuage land & all & 
singular other ye bargained premises with the appurte- 
nances unto the said William Lawrence and to his heirs 
and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said William 
Lawrence his heirs and assigns forever and the said 
Peter Smith doth hereby for himself & his heirs executors 
& administrators covenant promise grant and agree to 
and with the said William Lawrence and his heirs and 
assigns & every of them by these presents in manner & 
forme following (that is to say) that he the said Peter 
Smith and Charity his said wife or one of them in their 
or one of their own right or to their or one of their own 
use now are or be and standeth lawfully seized of a good 
and perfect and absolute estate in the law in fee simple 
of and in the said messuage land & bargained premises 
with every of their appurtenances and have or one of 
them hath good and lawfull right and authority to bar- 
gain sell convey & assure the same unto the said William 
Lawrence his heirs & assigns forever according to the 
true meaning of these presents and that the said above 
bargained premices with the appurtenances now are & 
forever hereafter shall be and continue clear and free 
from all and singular former & other bargained sals 
grants estates mortgages bonds dowers & other charges 
& incombrances whatsoever had made done or growing 
or to be had made done or growing by or from the said 
Peter Smith or by any other person or persons under his 
title or by his means or procurement & of & from the 



390 Records of the Town of 

joynture & title of dower of Charity his said wife and 
lastly the said Peter Smith and his heirs executors and 
administrators the above granted mesuage lands & prem- 
ices with every of their appurtenances unto the said 
William Lawrence and to his heirs and assigns against 
him the said Peter Smith and Charity his said wife and 
their -either & every of their heirs and against all other 
person & persons lawfully claiming the same or any part 
or percel thereof shall and will warrant and by these 
presents forever defend In witness whereof the above 
parties to these presents have interchangably bly put 

Page Jf.4-3 
their hands & seals the day and year herein above first 
written Peter Smith O 

Sealed and delivered Charity Smith O 

(the words [of the other part] 
in the third line being first 
interlined) in the presence of 
us by the said Peter Smith 
James Cebra 
Benj. Hinchman 

and by the said Charity in the presence of us also 
Benja. Hinchman 
James Cebra 

Queens ) Jamaica 24 May*'* 1749 

County j Then and there came before me Thos. 
Hicks Esq' first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
for said county assigned Benjamin Hinchman one of the 
witnesses to this deed who upon oath says that he saw 
the within named Peter Smith and Charity his wife 
(according to the best of his remembrance) seal and 
deliver the within written instrument as their act and 
deed to the uses therein mentioned there being no razours 
or interliniations other than these already taken notice 
of I allow the same to be recorded T. Hicks 



Jamaica, Long Island 391 

13th July 1749 

A true coppy of the original deed and acknowledge- 
ment entred and compared pr me 

Samll Smith Junr Cle — 



This Indenture made this thirteenth day of April 
in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty 
nine between Jacob Ogden of Jamaica in Queens County 
in the Province of New York chirrurgeon of the one part 
and William Lawrence of the same place blacksmith 
of the other part witnesseth that the said Jacob Ogden 

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Ogden for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings 
of lawful! money of NewYork aforesaid to him in hand 
paid by the said William Lawrence at or before the 
ensealing and delivery of these presents whereof he 
acknowledges the recept and himself therewith satisfyed 
& paid and therefrom discharges the said William Law- 
rence and his heirs executors and administrators forever 
by these presents and for other good causes him moving 
he the said Jacob Ogdon hath granted bargained sold & 
confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell 
and confirm unto the said William Lawrence and to his 
heirs and assigns for ever one certain one acre right of 
and in the commonage and undivided land in the Town- 
ship of Jamaica aforesaid together with the hereditaments 
thereof to have and to hold the above granted one acre 
right of commonage and premises with their appurte- 
nances unto the said William Lawrence his heirs and 
assigns to the sole & only proper use benefit and behoof 
of him the said William Lawrence and his heirs & assigns 
forever In testamony whereof the said Jacob Ogden 
hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day 
and year herein above first written Jacob Ogden O 
Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us ' 

Two words to wit William Lawrence 
in line ye twentieth being first interlined 



392 Records of the Town of 

and two words to wit Jacob Ogden 
being also first razed in the same line 
John Bayles 
Benja Hinchman 

Page J^J^B 

24 May 1749 

Came before me Thomas Hicks Esq"" first Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas for Queens County assigned 
' Benja Hinchman one of the witnesses within named 
& being duly sworn sayeth that he saw the within named 
Jacob Ogden seal and deliver the within written instru- 
ment as his voluntary act and deed and there being 
no razours or interliniations other than those taken 
notice of let it be recorded T. Hicks 



A true coppey of the origenal deed and acknowledge- 
ment entred this 13 July 1749 pr 

Samll Smith Junr — Cle — 



This Indenture made the seventeenth day of April 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 
forty nine between Aladah Smith widdow & relict of 
Charles Smith late of Jamaica in Queens County on the 
Island Nassaw within the Province of New York cord- 
wainder deceased and Peter Smith son of said Charles 
Smith executors of the last will & testament of the said 
Charles Smith of the one part; and Jacob Ogden of 
Jamaica in Queens County aforesaid surgeon of the 
other part whereas the above named Charles Smith 
(amongst other lands was actually seized and possessed 
of & in one certain tract of land, situate on the west 
side of the Beaver Pond in Jamaica aforesaid being 
bounded partly by the lane called the New Lane easterly ; 
partly by the school house & partly by the common 
road leading down to the south meadows; partly by the 
above named named Peter Smith & partly by land now in 
the tenure & occupation of the said Aladagh Smith 



Jamaica, Long Island 393 

southerly; partly by the land late of Richard Oldfield 
deceased & partly by Daniel Duerje westerly and by 
the land of the widdow Steed northerly; containing in 
quantity seven acres (be the same more or less being 
commonly called & known by the name of Steeds lot, of 
which premises above described the said Charles Smith 
dyed siezed And whereas the said Charles Smith in 
his lifetime, to wit, on the first day of March in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine 
did make and duly execute his last will and testament 
in the presence of 3 sufficient evidences whereby the 
said Charles Smith did particularly order & will that his 

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executors above above named at their discretion should 
sell the said tract or lot of land & premises herein above 
particularly described for the discharging of a certain 
debt due from him unto Queens County Loan Office 
as by referance to the said last will and testament of 
the said Charles Smith had, may more fully and amply 
appear This Indenture therefore witnesseth the above 
named Aladagh Smith & Peter Smith by vertue of the 
power & authority in them now being by vertue or means 
of the said last will and testament of the said Charles 
Smith for & in consideration of the sum of sixty three 
pounds good & lawfull mony of New York aforesaid 
to them or one of them in hand paid or well and suffi- 
ciently secured to be paid by the said Jacob Ogden at or 
before the ensealing & delivering these presents (for 
the paying & discharging the debt aforesaid, the receipt 
whereof the said Aladagh & Peter do hereby acknowledge 
& therefrom by these presents do forever exonerate & 
discharge the said Jacob Ogden his executors & ad- 
ministrators and for other causes them thereunto moving 
they the said Aladagh Smith & Peter Smith have given 
granted bargained sold enfeofed & confirmed and by these 
presents do give grant bargain sell enfoef & confirm unto 
the said Jacob Ogden and to his heirs and assigns the 
above herein mentioned & described tract or lot of land 



394 Records of the Town of 

& premises with every of their appurtinances to have 
and to hold the same unto the said Jacob Ogden and his 
heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit & behoof 
of him the said Jacob Ogden and to his heirs & assigns 
forever and the said Aladagh Smith & Peter Smith for 
themselves & every of them & every of their heirs ex""^ 
& adm'^'' do hereby covenant promise & agree to & with 
the said Jacob Ogden & his heirs & assigns & every of 
them in manner & form following to wit) that the lands 
hereby granted & intended to be granted to be granted, 
at the time of executing these presences are free & clear 
from all former or other grants leases mortgages jud- 
ments or other incumbrances had made done or suffered 
by the said Charles Smith in his life-time or by any 
other person by his means or procurement or by the said 
Aladagh Smith & Peter Smith or either of them since the 
death of the said Charles Smith and further that they 
the said Aladagh Smith & Peter Smith and every of 
them & every of their heirs ex"^' & adm" the said hereby 
granted & intended to be granted lands & premises with 
every of their appurtinances unto him the said Jacob 
Ogden and his his heirs & assigns and every of them 
against all persons lawfully claiming the same by from 
or under the said Charles Smith Smith or nis heirs or 

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assigns or by from or under the said Aladah Smith or 
Peter Smith or either of them or any or either of their 
assigns shall & will warrant & by these presents forever 
defend In witness whereof the parties to these presents 
have hereunto interchanably put their hands & seals the 
day and year first above written — 
Sealed & delivered Alyda Smith O 

in the presence of Peter Smith O 

CoRNELUs Smith 

TOMAS POYER 

17 April 1749 

Rec'd of the within named Jacob Ogden the sum of 



Jamaica, Long Island 395 

sixty three pounds being the consideration money within 
mentioned as witness our hands 

Witness Alyda Smith 

CoRNELUs Smith Peter Smith 

Thomas Poyer 

24th May 1749 

Persoanally appeared before me Thomas Hicks Esq"^ 
first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County assigned Cornelus Smith one of the witnesses 
to the within deed & being deposed on the Holy Evangelist 
of Almighty God sayeth that he see the above named 
Alyda Smith & Peter Smith the grantors of this deed 
seal & deliver the same as their voluntary act and deed 
to the uses therein mentioned I having perused the same 
find only the words westerly & late interlined, & one 
word razed I allow the same to be recorded 

T. Hicks 

A true coppey of the origenal deed & acknowledgemt 
entred this 17th May 1751 pr 

Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

This Indenture made the eighteenth day of February 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 
forty eight between William Creed of Jamaica in Queens 
County in the Province of New York gent of the one 
part and Jacob Ogden of the same place phisitian of the 
other part witnesseth that the said William Creed for and 
in consideration of the sum of thirty six pounds lawful 1 
money of New York to him in hand paid by the said 
Jacob Ogden at and before the ensealing and delivery 
hereof the receipt whereof the said William Creed doth 
hereby own & acknowledge and himselfe therewith 
fully satisfyed & paid & thereof and of every part & 
percel thereof doth hereby forever exonerate exonerate 

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acquit & discharge the said Jacob Ogden and his heirs 
executors & administrators & for other lawfull considera- 



396 Records of the Town of 

tions him the said WilHam Creed now moving hath given 
granted bargained sold aHened enfeoffed conveyed as- 
sured & confirmed and by these presents doth give 
grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff convey assure & con- 
firme unto the said Jacob Ogden and to his heirs and 
assigns all that one certain small tract of wood land 
situate on the hills in Jamaica aforesaid begining at a 
stake marked standing in the south west corner of Amos 
Smiths wood lot of land there and runs from thence south 
eleven degrees east to a post standing in the corner of the 
fence, and thence east seven degrees north forty eight 
roods to a stake, thence north eighteen degres west four- 
teen roods & a half to a stake and thence forty six roods 
& a quarter to the first station being bounded southerly 
by Samuel Dean Junr. westerly by the devisees of Daniel 
Waters deceased and northerly and easterly by Amos 
Smith above named containing the full quantity of four 
acres and twenty four square roods with a sufficient road 
through the other land of the said William Creed to pass 
& repass to and from the said tract of land hereby granted 
together with all & singular the timber trees woods under 
woods fences pasture ways easments improvements 
hereditaments & apurtenances to the said bargained 
premises belonging or appertaining & the remainder & 
reversions therof and all the right estate intrest claim & 
demand whatsoever of him the said William Creed or his 
heirs of in or to the same or any part or percel thereof 
to have and to hold the said tract of land with the liberty 
of a sufficient road thereunto as aforesaid and all & 
singular other the bargained premisses with their & 
every of their appurtenances unto him the Jacob Ogden 
and to his heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit 
& behoof of him the said Jacob Ogden & his heirs & 
assigns forever and the said William Creed doth hereby 
for himself his heirs ex" adm"^^ and assigns & every of them 
covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said 
Jacob Ogden & his heirs & assigns & every of them in 
manner & forme following (that is to say) that the said 
William Creed imediately before the executing of these 



Jamaica, Long Island 397 

presents had in himself good right full power & absolute 
authority to grant & convey the above mentioned tract 
of land and other the bargained premises unto the said 

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Jacob Ogden and and his heirs & assigns in manner & 
forme aforesaid and and further that the same lands and 
premisses are free & clear from all troubles intanglements 
& incumbrances whatsoever & lastly that he the said 
William Creed and his heirs ex" & adm""^ the said lands 
& bargained premisses with every of their appurte- 
nances unto the said Jacob Ogden & to his heirs & assigns 
against all lawfull claims & demands of all and every 
person & persons shall and will warrant and by these 
presents forever defend In witness whereof the said 
parties to these presents indentures have hereunto inter- 
changably put their hands & seals the day & year first 
herein above written Will™ Creed O 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
Obadiah Hinchman 
Benj** Hinchman 

18th February 1748 

Then reed, of Mr. Jacob Ogden within named thirty 
six pounds being the consideration money within men- 
tioned — -Witness my hand the date above said 
Witness Will"' Creed 

Obadiah Hinchman 
Ben J" Hinchman 

24 May 1749 

Then appeared before me Thomas Hicks Esq' first 
Judge of the Court of Comon Pleas for Queens County 
assigned Benjamin Hinchman one of the subscribing 
witnesses to the within deed and being duly sworne sayeth 
that according to the best of his remembrance he saw the 
within named named William Creed seal and deliver the 
within wrttten instrument as his own voluntary act & 



398 Records of the Town of 

deed to the uses therein mentioned There being no 
razours or interliniations let it be recorded T. Hicks 

A true coppey entred pr me 

Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 



Page Jt-50 

Town of 1 At a general Town-meeting held at the 

Jamaica / County Hall in Jamaica 11th December 
1753 

{ Samll Smith ] 

Present &c. \ Hendrick Eldert \ Justices 
[ James Denton J 

By the majority of the freeholders of the said Town 
then and there mett together it was voted and concluded 
upon (in order to prevent a speedy prosecution by the 
Kings attorney for the deficiency of £52: s6: occasioned 
by the insolvency of the late constable and collector of 
Jamaica James Lewis deceased;) by all the freehold and 
inhabitance ther present that the above sum of £52: s6 
shall be payd and that the assessor chosen by the Town 
and sworn shall assess the same according to the list in 
vf"^ the deficiency is found, & y* those men that have not 
payd their part of that rate shall pay the same and there 
part of the deficiencey making in the whole the sum of 
£52: s6. with ye collectors fees for collecting the same — 

Further voted y* Samll Smith Just Eldert and James 
Denton examin the books of James Lewis and see if any 
thing is behind of the rates y* it may be gethered in for 
ye use of the Town Entred pr Samll Smith Cle — 

At a general Town meeting held at the County Hall 
at Jamaica this 2d day of Aprill 1754 Clark continued) 
Capt. Benjamin Whitehead Supervisor for ye insuing 
year 

Samll. Smith Plains 1 Commissioners for ye insuing 

Capt. Increas Carpenter [- year for laying out high- 
Samll Smith Cle j ways 



Jamaica, Long Island 



399 



Nicholas Smith 



Constable 1 j. ., 
& Collector r^^ **^^ *"'"^"S y^^^ 
Just. Hendrick Eldert 1 . 
Samll Smith Cle ^ Assessors 

Aaron Van Nostrant 

George Durje 

Richard Betts 

Jonah Roads 

Just. Eldert 

Sam'' Smith 

William Ludlum 

Nathaniel Mills 

There is a vot^ past y* Just Denton and John Comes 
have liberty to hang swinging gates at each end of the 
lane commonly called ye Church Lane to swing both ways 
and people may shut them or leave them open as they 
think fit — Entred pr Samll Smith — Cle — 



> Overseers of the highway 



Apprisors of intestates 



Fence viewers 



Present 



Esq'^'' Justices of the 
Peace for said Town 



Regulation of fences continued as in 1751 — 

Page J^Bl 
Town of 1 At a general Town meeting held at the 
Jamaica / County Hall in Jamaica 3d of August 
1752 

Hendrick Eldert 
Samll Smith 
James Denton 
Abraham Polhemus j 
By the majority of the freeholders of the said Town 
there mett together it was voted & concluded upon in 
order to prevent straingers & fforeigners from tres- 
passing upon the bay belonging to this Town of Jamaica 
and commonly called Jamaica Bay by taking and caring 
away or otherwise destroying the clam fish muscles and 
other sorts of fish there that the sayd bay shall be made 
over granted & assigned unto Samuell Smith Clerk 
John Betts Doct. John Junes Nehemiah Smith Samuell 
Doughty Samuell Smith Junr plaines Abraham Probasco 
and Joseph Golder or ye major part of them and the said 
bay commonly called Jamaica Bay is hereby made over 



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granted and assigned unto the afore named persons 
Samuel Smith John Betts John Junes Nehemiah Smith 
Samuel Doughty Samuel Smith Abraham Probasco and 
Joseph Golder to have and to hold the said bay in trust 
for the use of the said Town of Jamaica & the freeholders 
thereof 

John Mills protests againsts the above vote 
At the same meeting there was a unanimus voteed 
thata all the charge & expence (that the eight men men- 
tioned in the above vote) about the bay shall be at shall 
be allowed them by the Supervisor the major part of them 
aproving of it and bringing in their accounts for the 
same and assesed by the assesors chosen by the Town in 
proportion to other taxes 

Entred pr Samll Smith — Cle — 

At a Town meeting held at the County Hall in Jamaica 

3d April 1753— Present Just. Eldert Samll Smith James 

Denton Abraham Polhemus Justices — Samuel Smith 

was chosen Town Clerk for ye ensuing year 

Capt. Benjamin Whitehead was chosen Supervisor 

f Samuel Smith — plains 

Commissioners ^ Capt. Increas Carpenter 

[ Samuel Smith Cler 

. j John Jonson 

iVssessers \ r\ no •li, t i • 

1^ bamll Smith J unr — plams 

Constable & Collector — Nicholas Smith 

William Welling 
Samll. Deane 
Robert Howel 
Joseph Golder 
John Thuston 

^:^ . [ Nehemiah Denton 

Fence viewers (Noah Smith 

Aprisers of Intestates j Just Eldert 

Estates \ William Ludlum 

Thomas Hinchman has paid to the supervisor 30/ 
shillings to make good the deficientise of his father not 
paying ye rent of ye pound to the date above and there is 



Overseers of ye highway 



Jamaica, Long Island 401 

a unanimus vote past y* Thomas Hinchman shall have 
ye pound from this day seven years paying to ye super- 
visor eight shillings every year towards paying the quit 
rent & making a sufficient pound in some convenient 
place & y* supervisor render an account at our annual 
meetings how he has disposed of ye same 

Entred pr Samll Smith Clerk 

Page 4.52 

7th April 1752 

At a Town meeting held at the County Hall in Jamaica 
the first Tusday in April 

f Samuel Smith Junr. 1 
Present -j Hendrick Eldert f- Esq^ Justices 

[ Abraham Polhemus j 

Samuel Smith chosen Clerk for the ensuing year 
Supervisor Capt. Benjamin Whitehead 

^ . . J. f Samll Smith Red 

Commissioners oi K^ ^ t /-> 

, , . , s Capt Increas Carpenter 

" [ Samll Smith Junr. Cle 

Constable & Collector — Nicholas Smith 
Abraham Polhemus 



Assessors > ^mos Mills 



Overseers 
of the 

highway 



Hendrick Lott 
Daniel Duryea 
Ezekiel Everit 
Samll Denton 
Samll Smith Junr Red 

Isaac Bloom 



Fence viewers ^ ^t i -it-.. ^ 

JNehemiah Denton 

At the same meeting above there was a unanimous 
vote that the money disbursted by the present clerk 
Samuel Smith shall be raysed and paid to him for a Town 
book of records 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 



402 



Records of the Town of 



Present < 



> Esq* Justices 



Page 4^53 

2d Aprill 1751 

At a Town meeting at the County Hall in Jamaica 
first Tusday Aprill 

Samuel Smith 
Hendrick Eldert 
Abraham Polhemus 
James Denton 

Capt Benjamin Whitehead was chosen Supervisor 
for the insuing year 

Samll Smith Red ) is chosen 

Samll Smith Esq. y Commisioners of the highway 
Increas Carpenter j for ye year insuing 
Nicholas Smith is chosen Constable & Collector 
Dow Dittimus 1 is chosen Assors for the insuing 
Amos Mills / year and to be allowed twenty 

shillings each year for their trouble 
if they go about & take an asses- 
ment if not nothing 



Isaac Bloom 
James Cebra 

Nicholas Latten 
Joseph Golder 
John Comes 
Henry Foster 

Hendrick Eldert 
James Denton 



Fence viewers 



Overseers of the highway to mend 
and repair the same 

1 appointed to sue for & re- 
Esq^ / cover ye fines and apply 
them according to the act 
of Assembly 

Att the above Town meeting voted y* all the fences in 
ye whole Town on upland both within and without shall 
be a good four rail fence 3 foot and 8 inches high or a 
fence equevelant thereto ajudged by the fence viewers 
& in meadow ground a four foot ditch or a good three 
rail fence same haith 



Jamaica, Long Island 403 

Obadiah Hinchman ordered to make a better pound in 
a convenient place in a little time or another must be 
made & not to put pounded creatures in his barn 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cler 

Page 454^ 
At a Town meeting at the County Hall 3d April 1750 

( Samuel Smith 1 
Present -I Hendrick Eldert > Justices 

[ Abram Polhemus J 
Capt. Benj. Whitehead — Supervisor for ye ensuing year 
James Lewis — Constable & Collector 
John Johnson 



c no *ii T T»i I' xiSsessors 
bamll bmith Junr rla 

Samll Smith Red 

Capt. Increas Carpenter > Commisioners for laying 

Samll Smith j out highways 

Evert V:Wickland ] 

Abraham Probasco I Overseers of 

Nehemiah Denton [ the highways 

George Bates 

Isaac Bloom 1 ^^ 

XT I- • T- T\ i } rence viewers 

JNenemiah iJenton J 

Samll Smith Junr. chosen Clerk and the pattens of the 
Town ordered to be delivered into his hands by Nehemiah 
Smith 

Obadiah Hinchman hired the pound for seven years 
& is to give twelve shillings p year to be paid to the 
supervisor towards paying the Quit Rent and he to render 
an account yearly at ye annual Town meeting how he 
has discharged the same 

pr Samll Smith Junr Cler 

Page Jf55 

4th April 1749 

At a Town meeting held at the County Hall in Ja- 
maica the first Tusday in Aprill pursuent to an act of 
Assembly for chusing of annual Town officers 

Present Samll Smith Junr — James Denton — Justices 



404 



Records of the Town of 



Capt. Benjamin Whitehead is chosen Supervisor for 
the insuing year 

James Lewis f Constable 1 » . . 

is chosen \ & Collector j ^ ^ » 

Samll Smith Plains 
Capt. Increas Carpenter 
Samll Smith Junr CI 



Commisioners for laying & 
opening highways 



John Jonson 

Samll Smith PI Junr. 

Capt. Whitehead 

William Welling 

Nathaniel Mills 

Nehemiah Carpenter 

Isaac Bloom 1 Fence Viewers 

Nathaniel Mills J for ye year insuing 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr. Ch 



Assessors for ye insuing year 

Overseers of 
the highway 



Page 4^6 

5th April 1748 

At a Town meeting held at the County Hall at Ja- 
maica ye first Tusday in April pursuent to an act of 
Essembly for chusing of annual Town oflBcers 

Present Samll Smith — Justice 

Capt. Benjamin Whitehead is chosen Supervisor for 
the year insuing 

James Lewis ( Constable & 1 for ye year 
\ Collector j insuing 

Samll Smith Red 



Capt Increas Carpenter 
Samll Smith Junr 
Samll Smith Junr Plains 
John Barns are chosen 
Isaac Bloom 
John Ludlum 
John Foster 
Just Creed 
Joshua Carpenter 
Joseph Golder 



Commisioners for laying 
out of highways 

Assessors 



Fence Viewers 

Surveivers of 
the highway 



Jamaica, Long Island 



405 



Samll Smith continued Town Clerk It was voted 
in the Town meeting above that a four foot ditch or a 
three rail fence shall be sufficient in the meadow 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr 

Cle 

Page Jf57 

7th April 1747 

At a Town meeting held at the County Hall at Ja- 
maica first Tusday in, April pursuent to an act of Es- 
sembly for chusing of our annual Town Officers 

Present Samll Smith — Justis 

Benjamin Whitehead — Supervisor 

James Lewis — Constable & Collector 

Nehemiah Smith Junr. 

Samll Smith Junr Plains 



Assessors 



Samll Smith Red 
Increas Carpenter 
Samll Smith Junr 
Abraham Polhemus 
John Thurston 
Nehemiah Denton 
Samll Smith 
Isaac Bloom 
John Ludlum 



Commissioners for laying 
out ye highways 

Overseers of 
the highway 



Fence Viewers 



All those above mentioned chosen for the ensuing year 
Entred pr me Samll Smith Junr Cle — 



Page 458 
5 Aprill 1746 

At a Town meting held first Tusday in April at the 
County Hall in Jamaica according to an act of Assembly 
for chusing Town Offices 
Elias Baylis 
Hendrick Eldert 
James Denton 
Samll Smith 



Present < 



> Justices 



406 



Records of the Town of 



> Assessors 



Capt. Benj* Whitehead — Supervisor 

James Lewis — Constable & Collector 

Nathan Smith 

Hendrick Eldert 

Samll Smith Red 

Capt. Increas Carpenter 

Samll Smith — Cle 

Just. Richard Everit 1 

John Ludlum > Regulators of 

Abraham Dean J highways 

Isaac Bloom 

John Ludlum 

Chosen for the ensuing year 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr CI 



Comissinors for laying 
highways 



Fence Viewers 



Page ^59 
2d Aprill 1745 

Att a Town meeting for chusing Supervisor Constable 
Collector Assessors &c. according to the direction of the 
act of general Assambly in that case made and provided 
held at the County Hall in Jamaica on the first Tusday 
in Aprill at the above date 

f Elias Baylis 1 

Present -j Hendrick Eldert \ Justices 
[ Samll Smith J 



Capt. Benj. Whitehead 
James Lewis 
Hendrick Eldert 
Nathan Smith 
Samll Smith Plain 
Capt. Increas Carpenter 
Samll Smith Junr 
Richd Betts 
Samll Clowes Junr 
Robert Denton 
Isaac Bloom 
John Ludlum 



Supervisor 
Constable&Collector 

Assessors 

Commissioners 



Surveyers of high- 
ways 

Fence Viewers 
Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cler 



Jamaica, Long Island 



407 



Page J^60 
3d April 1744 

Queens 1 Att a Town meeting held at the County 
County / Hall in Jamaica on the first Tusday in 
Aprill which was the third day of the month 1744 for 
chuseing of our annual Town officers according to the 
directions of the act of general Assembly in that case 
made and provided 

f Elias Bayles ] 

Present I Hendrick Eldert 
[ Abra. Polhemus 

Capt. Benjamin Whitehead 
James Lewis 
Hendrick Eldert 
Nathan Smith 
Richard Everit 
Dow Ditimus Junr 
Joseph Barnet 
Isaac Bloom 
John Ludlum j [ ^ 

ye Commisiners continued that 
year 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr CI 



Justices 

Supervisor 
Constable&Collector 

Assessors 

Overseers of the 
highway 



Fence Viewers 
were chosen the 



last 



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Att a Town meeting held at the County Hall in Ja- 
maica the 5th Aprill 1743 

T, ^ f Samll Smith 1 -r. 

Present | Hendrick Eldert / ^^^ 

Voted by the majority of the freeholders & inhabitants 
then & there assemble that Capt. Benjamin Whitehead 
shall be Supervisor for the ensuing year 

Capt. Whitehead— Supervisor — for ye ensuing year 

Samll Smith Plains . 1 Reguletors Surveyors and 
Samll Smith Esq"^ I layers out of highways pur- 

Capt. Increas Carpenter [ suent to an act of Assembly 

in that case made 



408 Records of the Town of 

Nehemiah f chosen Constable 1 for ye ensuing 
Denton \ and Collector j year 
Nathan Smith ( are chosen Assessors 

Hendrick Eldert Esq"^ \ for ye ensuing year 
It is also voted that the Assessors annually chosen are 
allowed twenty shillings pr year for each and they are 
obliged to go about yearly and take an assesment or not 
to be entitled to the twenty shillings and if it dos appear 
at the nex annual meeting that they do not faithfully 
discharge their office that they shall be obliged in case 
of neglect to refund the money to the Supervisor for the 
time being to defray the publick charges of the Town 
Just. Henry Ludlum 1 

John Stillwell Y Overseers of the highway 

Stephen Dean I for ye ensuing year 

Isaac Bloom 1 are chosen Fence Viewers 
John Ludlum / For ye ensuing year 
and it is voted and thought most convenient that the 
fence viewers are ye most proper persons to view damages 
and both parties to have notice when the damage is viewed 
Nehemiah Smith Sen"^ 1 are appointed at this Town 
and John Foster at Pond / meeting to see the buring 
place is put in good sufficient fence — fence 
These votes past at the above date 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

Page J^62 
Att a Town meeting held at the County Hall in Ja- 
maica 6th Aprill 1742 

Voted by the majority of the freeholders & inhabitants 
then and there assembled that 
p { Elias Baylis Esq"^ 

\ Samll Smith Esq"" 
Capt. Benjamin Whitehead 1 Supervisor for ye insu- 

j ing year 
Ware chosen Regulators Surveyers 
or Layers out of highways pur- 
suent to an Act of Assembly in y* 
case made 



Samll Smith R^ 
Increas Carpenter 
Samll Smith Just 



Jamaica, Long Island 409 

Nehemiah Denton ( Constable & 

is chosen \ Collector 
Hendrick Eldert & / . 
Nathan Smith \ Assessors for ye yeare insuing 

Just. Wm. Creed f Overseers of 

Capt. Benjamin Whiteh-' -j the highways 

Nehemiah Carpenter [ for ye insuing year 

Nehemiah Smith Juns. / Fence Viewers 
Isaac Bloom chosen \ for the insuing year 

At ye same meeting above mentioned voted by the 
majority of the freeholders & inhabitants then and there 
assembled that ther shall be a sufficient four rale fence 
three foot and eight inches high or a fence equivelent 
both within and without throughout the Town 

Voted also that the Bever pond shall not be darned or 
stoped above the natural corse 

Entred pr Samll Smith Cle — 

Page ^63 

At a Town meeting at the County Hall in Jamaica 
7th Aprill 1741 

Voted by the majority of the freeholders & inhabitants 
then and there assembled that Captan Benjamin White- 
head shall be Supervisor for the ensuing year also voted 
y' Samll Smith Red Capt. Increas Carpenter and Samll 
Smith Junr shall be Regulators Surveyers or Layers out 
of the highways for ye ensuing year 

Nehemiah Denton / Constable & 1 for ye ensuing 
chosen \ Collector /year 

Nehemiah Smith Junr. f Fence Viewers 

& Isaac Bloom chosen \ for ye ensuing year 

Nathan Smith J 

Hendrick Eldert chosen \ Assessors 

Just. Betts ] 

Isaac Roads i Overseers of the highway 

Jonah Roads f for the ensuing year 

Cornelus Low J 



410 Records of the Town of 

At the same Town meeting above the pound was 
lett to Obediah Hinchman for sixteen shillings pr year 
for seven years from the above date; the money to be 
paid yearly into the hands of the Supervisor for the use 
of the Town towards paying the quitt rents of ye Town 
and said Supervisor to render an account to the Town 
every first Tuesday in Aprill at the Town meeting 

Entred pr Samll Smith Cle — 

Page ^6-4 
At a Town meting at the County Hall in Jamaica 5th 
day of April 1740 

Voted by the majority of the freeholders and inhabi- 
tants then and there assembled 
f Elias Baylis Esq"^ 
Present \ James Denton Esq' 

[ Samll Smith Esq"^ 
Benjamin Whitehead is chosen Supervisor for the in- 
suing year 



Samll Smith R<i 



Ware chosen to be Regula- 



Capt Increas Carpenter [ tors and Layers out of the 



Samll Smith Just. 



highway pursuent to a late 
Act of Assembly 



Richd Betts 

Samll Clowes Junr 

Wm. Golder 

Benjamin Everit 

Nehemiah Denton 1 was chosen Contable 



Ware chosen Surveires and 
Overseers of the highways 



& Collector 
Nathan Smith \ ,,. , . 

TT r1 ■ l- Flrl t ( *^^^® chosen Assessors 

Isaac Bloom 1 Were chosen 



Nehemiah Smith Junr / Fence Viewers 
All those persons above mentioned ware chosen to serve 
in there respective places for the insuing 

Entred pr me Samll Smith Junr. Cle — 

Page 465 
Whereas at a publick Town meeting at Jamaica in 
Queens County the freeholders of the said Town being 



Jamaica, Long Island 411 

duly called and did did meet at the County Hall on 
Fry day the 21 day of Aprill Anno 1738 it was then and 
there voted by the majority of the said freeholders that 
Increas Carpenter Just'^ Henry Ludlum & Justis Richard 
Everit should put the Revd. Mr. Walter Wilmot the 
present Prisbiterian minister of the congregation of 
Jamaica above said in possession of the parsonage house 
homestead and all other the land meadow tenements 
& hereditements thereunto belonging — 

We did therefore persuent to the above power on 
the 26th day of April Anno: 1738 take the above prem- 
ises into our possession and the same did diliver in to the 
peacable possession & siesin of the said Mr. Walter Wilmot 
to the use of him the said Mr. Walter Willmot during so 
long as he shall continue minister of the said congrega- 
tion as followeth the house and homstead we put into his 
peacable possession in presence of James Cebra & Elijah 
Barton: The out lands and medow in presence of Ben- 
jamin Smith Junr: and James Cebra as evidences we took 
with us for that purpose 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr — Cle — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica the 3d day of 
April 1739 

It was voted and concluded by ye majority of the free- 
holders and inhabitants then and there assembled that 
Captain Benjamin Whitehead shall be Supervisor for ye 
insuing year and that Nehemiah Denton is chosen Con- 
stable and Collector for ye insuing year Nathan Smith 
and Hendrick Elderd chosen Assessors for ye year insuing 

Abraham Dittimus Isaac Lot and Joshua Carpenter 
Overseers of the highway for the insuing year 

Jacamiah Denton and John Ludlum Fence Viewers for 
ye insuing year 

Voted as abovesd that for all sheep pounded in this 
Town to pay 9^ per score to the finer for ye same 

Voted as abovesd that a four foot ditch or a sufficient 
three rale fence shall be sufficient in medow ground 

Entred pr me Samll Smith Junr Cle 



412 Records of the Town of 

Page If66 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica 4th Aprill 1738 
Samuel Higbee chosen Supre visor for ye ensuing year 
Nehemiah Denton chosen Constable and Collector for the 
ensuing year Nathan Smith and Hendrick Eldert chosen 
Assessors for ye ensuing year 

Samll Smith Red 1 

Capt. Benj. Whitehead \ Chosen Townsmen for ye 

Just. Ludlum J ensuing year 

Isaac Bloom and 1 Fence Viewers 

Nehemiah Smith / for ye ensuing 

Benj a. Hinchman chosen for to receive the recept book 
of Just. Waters and to pay the quit rent yearly and take 
good recept for the same and to receive six shillings pr 
year for his troble pr Samll Smith Cle — 

Fry day 21 Aprill 1738 

At a publick Town meeting of ye inhabetants and free- 
holders of Jamaica at ye County Hall Voted ordered 
and concluded that the personage hows & homstead 
together with all and singular the out lands medow tene- 
ments and hereditements thereunto belonging shall be 
abide remain and continue in the peacable possession 
occupation and use of Mr. Walter Willmot the present 
Prisbeterian minister of the said Town for during and so 
long as he shall remain and continue our minister 

(At ye same Town meting) Voted y^ Capt. Increas 
Carpenter Just Henry Ludlum and Just Richd Everit 
are appointed to put Mr. Walter Willmot in possession 
of ye parsonage house land ar^d medow as above exprest 

pr Samll Smith Junr Cle — 

Page ^67 
At a Town meting at Jamaica 6th Aprill 1736 Voted 
by the majority of the freeholders then and there as- 
sambled that Samll Higbee is chosen Supervisor for the 
ensuing year Samll Smith is chosen Constable & Col- 
lector for the ensuing year 



Jamaica, Long Island 413 

Hendrick Elderd and Nathan Smith are chosen As- 
sessors for the ensuing year 

WilHam Golder John Probasko & Nehemiah Smith 
Overseers of the highway for the ensuing year 

Hope Mills and John Foster for Fence Viewers for the 
ensuing year 

Voted also that Samll Higbe the present Suprevisor 
is impowered to sue for and recover of George Renolds 
the money due to ye Town for the pound and apply it 
for the use of the Town toward paying the quit rent 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cler — 

At a Town meeting att Jamaica 5th Aprill 1737 
Voted by ye majority of the freeholders then and there 
assembled that Samuel Higbee is chosen Suprevisor for 
ye insuing year 

Nehemiah Denton is chosen Constable & Collector for 
ye insuing year 

Nathan Smith & Hendrick Elderd chosen Assessors for 
ye insuing year & they are obliged to take a new asses- 
ment and deliver a coppey of the same to the vestremen 
in order for their making the Parish rate 

Isaac Bloom & Nehemiah Smith Junr. chosen Fence 
Viewers 

Samll Smith at Plains Isaac Vanhoock Evert Van- 
wickland chosen Overseers of the highway for ye ensuing 
year 

George Rinolds is to pay what money is this day due 
for the pound acording to ye last order and for ye re- 
mainder of the time he hired it for which is four years he 
is to have it for ten shillings pr year 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cler 

Page 468 

Att a Town meting held at Jamaica the 2d day of 
Aprill 1734 it was voted and concluded that Samll Higbee 
shall be Suprevisor for the ensuing year 

Samll Smith is chosen Constable and Collector for 
the year insuing 



414 Records of the Town of 

Hendrick Eldert and Nathan Smith for ye insuing year 

Andrew Gale Hezakiah Denton and Powel Amberman 
chosen Townsmen for the ensuing year 

Wm. Creed Gent, and Wm. Creed cordw chosen Fence 
Vewers for ye ensuing year 

The pound sold to George Rynolds and he chosen 
pound keepper for seven years and to pay to ye Supre- 
visor twenty shillings yearly on every first Tusday in 
April during ye above said seven years 

Entred pr me Samll Smith Junr — Clerk 

Jamaica 1 Aprill 1735 

Att a Town meting then held Samll Higbee is chosen 
Suprevisor for the ensuing year 

Samll Smith is chosen Constable & Collecter for the 
year insuing 

Hendrick Elderd & Nathan Smith are chosen Assessors 
for the year insuing 

John Stofels William Golder and Nehemiah Smith 
are chosen Overseers of the high way for the year insuing 
John Foster and Hope Mills are chosen Fence Vewers 
for the year insuing 

Hendrick Brass and Nathan Smith are chosen by ye 
Town to take an apprisement of all intestate estates — 

Entred pr Samll Smith Junr Cler — 

Page 469 

Jamaica 4th Aprill 1732 

Att a Town meting it was voted and agreed upon 
by the majority of the freeholders then and there as- 
sembled that Samll Higbe was chosen Suprevisor for the 
ensuing year 

It was ordered that Samll Smith Sen was chosen Con- 
stable and Collector for the ensuing year 

It was orderred that Robert Denton Joseph Hagerman 
and William Creed cordwinder Trustees for the highways 
for the ensuing year 

Ordered y* Henry Ludlan & Jacamiah Denton are 
chosen Fence Vewers for ye ens — 



Jamaica, Long Island 415 

Was ordered that Jonathan Waters Esq"^ be appointed 
to receive the Quit-rent of the said Town yearly and 
that a book be purchassed for that use at the cost of ye 
Town to keep an axact account for the same which sd 
book and recepts shall be produced to the said Town 
on the first Tusday in Aprill yearly and that he be 
allowed six shillings p year for his pains and troble 

Ordered that Nathan Smith and Hendrick Eldard 
was choson Assessors for the ensuing year and that they 
are obliged to go about to take an assesment and that 
they are allowed ten shillings p year for each for their 
troble 

Samll Smith Junr allowed to be Town Clark till an- 
other be chosen in his rome — 

Entred p Samll Smith Junr Clark 

Att a Town meting held the 3d day of Aprill 1733 
It was voted and concluded that Samll Higbee should be 
Suprevisor for the ensuing year and also that Nathan 
Smith and Hendrick Elderd is chosen Assessors for the 
ensuing year and that Ihey shall be obliged to take a new 
assesment and be allowed twenty shillings a peace p 
annum for their pains and troble and if they do neglect 
to take an esment they shal have nothing for their pains 

Voted that Samll Smith is chosen Constable and Col- 
lector for the ensuing year 

Voted y' William Creed cord & William Creed farmer 
is chosen Fence Vewers for the ensuing year 

Andrew 

Page ^68 
Andrew Gale Hezaiah Denton and Elderd Lucas is 
chosen Trustees of the Highways for the ensuing year 
Samll Smith Junr is continued Town Clark til another 
is chosen in his rome 

Entered p me Samll Smith Clark 



416 Records of the Town of 

Page j^70 

Jamaica Apprill the forth 17^7 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was and concluded by majohty of ye freeholders 
then & there assembled Voted that John Everritt is 
ehossen Spriscvor for ye year insueing— 

Voted that Samuell Smith is ehossen Constabl & 
Collecttor for ye year insueing 

Voted that Eliass Bayles and Nehemiah Smith are 
ehossen Assesors for year insueing 

Voted that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
ehossen Fence Veiwers for the year insueing 

Voted that Mr. Clowes Andrew Gall & Daniell Watters 
are Trustes of ye highways for ye year insueing 

Entered by Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Jamaica Aprill ye secondth: 1728 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted & concluded by ye maiohty of ye free- 
holders then and there assembled 

It was voted that clerk Smith Joseph Smith Junr is 
ehossen Supprevier for ye year insueing — 

Samuell Smith & Joseph Everitt protest against the 
above said vote — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is ehossen Constable & 
Collector for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Nathan Smith & Henery Elderson are 
ehossen Assesers for ye year insueing 

Page 1^71 

Voted that Capt. Loufe Henery Ludlom & Henery 
Brace are ehossen Trustess of ye high ways for the year 
insueing 

Voted that Samuell Smith Constable & Nehemiah 
Smith are ehossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Nehemiah Smith is ehossen Town Clerk for 
ye year insueing — 

Entred by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 417 

Jamaica Apprill ye first d 1729 — 

Att a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time 
afore said it was voted conckided by maihty of ye free- 
holders then & there assembled 

Voted that Samuel 1 Higbee is chossen Suprizer for year 
ensuing — 

Voted that Nathan Smith & Henery Elderd are chossen 
Assesers for ye year ensueing they haveing tweenty 
shillings apeice for their service — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable & 
Collector for the year ensueing — 

Voted that there shall be a good suficence fore raile 
fence three foot & eight inches high both within & with- 
out throughout ye Tow — 

Voted that Henery Ludlom & Jacamiah Denton are 
chossen Fence Vewers for year ensueing — 

Voted that Just Messinger Samuell Deane Junier & 
William Golder are chosen Trustees of ye highways for 
year ensueing 

Page J^72 

At the same meeting it voted that Nehemiah Smith is 
chossen Clerk for ye year ensueing he haveing ten shillings 
a year for his trouble 

Enterd by me Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Jamaica Apprill ye 7d 1730 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted & concluded by ye maiohty of the 
freeholders then & there assembled 

It was voted that Samuell Higbee is chossen Suprizver 
for ye year insueing 

Voted that Nathan Smith & Henery Elderd are chossen 
Assessers for ye year insueing 

Voted that Samuell Smith Saner is chossen Constable 
and Collector for ye year insueing 

Voted that Thomas Welling & William Ludlom & 
Hope Mills are chossen Trustees for ye highways for ye 
year insueing 



418 Records of the Town of 

Voted that Henery Ludlom & Jacamiah Denton are 
chossen Fence Vewrs for ye year insueing 

Voted that the Assesers are alowed tweenty shillings 
a peice for makeing ye rates of ye year insueing 

Entered by me Neheml\h Smith Clerk 

Jamaica Apprill ye 6d 1731 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time afore 
said it was voted & concluded by maigohty of ye free- 
holders then & there assembled 

Voted that Samuell Higbee is chossen Suprizer for ye 
year insing — | 

Voted that Nathan Smith & Henery Elderd arl; chossen 
assesers for the year insueing > 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constabell & 
Collecttor for the year insueing 

Voted that Samuell Smith Junior is chossen Clerk 
for ye year insueing 

Voted that Henery Ludlom & Jacamiah Denton 
are chossen Fence Vewers for ye year insueing 

Voted that Hope Read Tunis Covett & Joseph Heager- 
man are chossen Trustees of ye highways for ye year 
insueing 

Voted that Gorge Rennells is chossen Whipper for the 
year insueing . 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Page J^73 

Jamaica Appirll ye 5d 1720 \ | 

At a Town meeting held att Jamaice at ye time afore 
said it was voted and concluded by ye maigollity of ye 
freeholders then and there assembled as afore sai(i — 

Voted that Daniell Bull is chossen Supprisevef for ye 
year insuemg ■ 

Voted that Joseph Smith & Nehemiah Smith are 
chossen Assesers for ye year insueing they ha^veing 
twenty shillings apeice for their service 

Voted allso that Samuell Smith Sein. is chossen Cpnta- 
bell & Collectter for ye year insueing j 



Jamaica, Long Island 419 

Voted allso that Capt. Loiife & Capt. Smith are chossen 
Trustes & Survayers of ye high ways for ye west end of 
ye Town for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Leftenent Watters and Leftenent 
Smith are chossen Trustes & Survayer of ye highways for 
ye insueing 

Voted allso that Richard Oldfeild and Jonathan 
Watters are chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Daniell Bull shall have leberty for to 
build a good suffisent pound ye same bigness of ye former 
pound that Joseph Barten made he is to have it seven 
years insueing he takeing ye youssall fees as they are 
stented upon record he ye said Bull giveing in bond 
a ten pound bond unto ye Clerk of ye Town for his keep- 
ing good suffisient pound all ye term 

Voted allso that there shall goe noe horses upon ye 
Commons 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Jamaica Apprill ye 4d 1721 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted and concluded by ye maigollity of ye 
freeholders then and there assembled as afore said 

Voted that Samuell Smith Seane is chossen Constable 
and Colecter for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Daniell Bull is chossen Suprivizer for 
ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Aliass Bayles & Nehemiah Smith are 
chossen Assesers for ye year insueing they haveing twenty 
shilling apeice for their service 

Voted allso that John Gray Nathaniell Denton Samuell 
Smith red are chossen Trustees for ye year insueing 

Samuell Thusstone enter this protest against ye vote 
which was past conserning ye fishing ye last Town meeting 

Samuell Deane Saner enter his protest against ye vote 
which was past conserning ye fishing ye last Town 
meeting 

Voted that Capt. Loufe & Thomas Thusstone are 
chossen Fence Veiers for ye year insueing 



420 Records of the Town of 

Voted that David Whithead shall now pay taxes for ye 
time to come — 

Entred by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Page Jilli. 

Jamaica October ye 12 day 1721 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted by maiolyty of ye freeholders then 
and there assembled — 

Voted that allsoe there shall be a suffistient four raile 
fence throughtout ye Town both within & without ye 
said fence is to be three foots and eight inches high or 
any other fence that shall be adjudged to be soe good as 
ye fence afore said 

Voted allsoe that Richard Oldfeild and Jonathan Wat- 
ters are chossen Fence Veiwers till ye Town meeting in 
Apprill next 

Entred by me pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Jamaica Apprill the third day 1722 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time afore 
said it was voted by ye majolity of the freeholders then 
and there assembled 

Voted that John Everrit is chossen Suprivizer for the 
year insueing 

Voted allso that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable 
and Collecter for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Nehemiah Smith & Eliass Bayles 
are chossen Assesers they haveing tweenty shillings 
per peice for their service 

Voted that Jacamiah Denton & Yeree Rider & Close 
Lattin are chossen Surveiers of ye highways for ye year 
insueing 

Voted that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 421 

Jamaica Apprill ye 2d 1723 — 

At a Town meetting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it is voted by ye majolity of the freeholders then and 
there assembled 

Voted that John Everritt is chossen Suprivizer for the 
year insueing 

Voted that Nehemiah Smith & Aliass Bayless are 
chossen Assessei's for ye year insueing for their yusall 
allowance for their service 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constabell & 
Collectter for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Just Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing 

Voted allso that Capt Loufe Capt Smith & William 
Barnett are chossen Surveiers of ye highways for ye year 
insueing 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Page Ji.75 

Jamaica Apprill ye 8d 1723 

At a Town meeted held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted by ye majolity of ye freeholders then 
and there assembled 

Voted at ye same meeting that Just Oldfeild Samll 
Smith & Jonathan Watters are to take in their possesion 
the parsonage house and home lot for to take care of ye 
same untill such time as ye Town shall recall it out of 
their hands 

Just. Beats protest against the above said vote Mr. 
Clows protest against the above said vote as unneserv 
incertain unreasonable & illeagull 

Voted that all horses or mares above one year old 
that shall be found grassin upon ye commons or high 
way unside hoopelled are liable to be pounded 

At a Town meeting ordered by Just. Whithead and 
Just Messinger Enterd by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Jamaica Jenewary ye 21d 1723/4 

Att a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 



422 Records of the Town of 

said it was voted by ye maijolity of the freeholders then 
and there assembled 

Voted that Capt. Whithead Just Messinger & Just. 
Oldfeild are appointed to meet with Hemstead men for 
the runing of line betwen the Towns and that ye Town 
Gierke doe send a copy of this vote to Call Hicks who is 
of ye mannagers for Hemstead — 

Ordered that ye Town patent Indian deed & other 
paper evidence & muinments relating to the Towns 
lands now in the possession of Nathaniell Denton be forth 
with lodged in the hands of Nehemiah Smith Town 
Clerk and that he suply the above persons with such 
coppys out of the same writtings as may be nesesary for 
their better performance of ye above service or lend them 
the originall Entered by me Nehem'*'' Smith Clerk 

Jamaica Apprill the 7d 1724 

Att a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said by the maigolity then & there assembled — 

Voted that John Everitt is chosen Supriviser for the 
year insueing 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constabel & 
Collector for ye insueing 

Voted that Elias Bayles & Nehemiah Smith are 
chossen Assesers for year insueing they haveing their 
useall fees for their service 

Voted that Just. Whithead Just. Beets & Just. Messin- 
ger are chossen Serveaiers of ye highways for year in- 
sueing 

Voted that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
chossen Fence Veiwers for ye insueing — 

Entered by me Neh'**' Smith Cler — 

Page Ji.76 

Jamaica Jenewary ye 20d 1724/5 

Att a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time afore 
said it was voted and concluded by ye maigolity of the 
freeholders then & there assembled as afore said 



Jamaica, Long Isl.\nd 4^28 

Voted that ye Town vote of the "^l Jenewary last coii- 
serning the bounds of this Township adjoyning to Hem- 
stead be eontinued & that ye said persons doe forthwith 
make a deligent inquiriy where Rockaway River & ye 
mouth of Rockaway swamp are by ye best means that 
they can & report their proceedings herein att the next 
Town meeting in writting under their hands — 

Voted at ye same Town meeting that from hence-forth 
all horses mares or colts above a year old which shall be 
found unside hopeled & a grasseing upon any of ye 
commons or undevided land in this Township shall be 
liable to be impounded by any of the freeholders of ye 
said Town — 

Voted at ye same meeting that any sheep shall be 
found in ye commons or undevided or highway without 
a keeper shall be liable to be impounded 

Voted at ye same meeting whereas lately at the Su- 
pream Cort of ye city of New York eictments was broght 
by Mr, Thomas Poyer a Church of Enland minister against 
severall tents in possesion of the parsonnage lands viz 
homestead & out lands in this Town formerly sett apart 
for the use of a minister and whereas judgment went 
against the said Mr. Poyer as may appear; now accord- 
ing to the Town vote made June ye: 19 — ^1676 which is 
that there shall be forty acers of meadow designed & sett 
apart for a parsonaage lot in ye east neck joyning to the 
lotts of meadows laid out with upland proposuable to 
other lotts laid out in ye Town to continue at ye dis- 
spose of the Town to a minister when they have occasion 
to make use of it wee doe vote & agree that Mr. Robt. 
Crose minister of ye said Town shall have the use benefitt 
& possesion of ye said homstead meadows & upland laid 
out & apprepriated for the use above said there being 
need & occassion for it to be and to him & his & assigns 
duering h^ shall continue our minister 

Voted at ye same Town meeting that Jon*'' Watters 
and Samll Smith doe immediately put Mr. Robt. Cross 
minnister in possesion of ye above said lands & meadows 
wherein he is not allready possesioned Samuell Clowes 



424 Records of the Town of 

Page J^ll 
enter his protest against ye two last votes affirming it 
not to be in ye power of ye whole Township much less 
less of ye major part of this Town meeting to make such 
votes Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Jamaica Apprill the sixthd 1725 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time afore 
said it was voted by the maigolity of the freeholders 
then and there assembled 

Voted that John Everitt shall be and is chossen Supri- 
vizer for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Eliass Bayles & Nehemiah Smith are chossen 
Assesers for ye year insueing for yualls fees — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable and 
Colectoi: for ye year insueing— 

Voted that Just Whithead & Just Messinger and 
Samuell Smith red are chossen Serveaiers of ye high 
ways for the year insueing — 

Voted that Just Oldfeild and Jonathan Watters are 
chossen Fence Veiers for year insueing — 

Voted that there be a sufeint highway betwen ye Bever 
pond & brinkly — 

Entered by me pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler— 

Jamaica Apprill tli: 5d 1726 

Alt a Town meetting held at Jamaica at ye time 
aforesaid it was voted by ye magolity of ye freeholders 
then and there assembled 

Voted that John Everitt is chossen Supervisser for ye 
insueing— 

Voted that Eliass Bayles and Nehemiah Smith are 
chossen Assesers they haveing tweenty shillings per peice 
for their service ye year insueing — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable and 
Collectteor for ye insueing — 

Voted that Just Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing for year — 



Jamaica, Long Island 425 

Voted that Jonathan Watters Benj. Smith and Benj. 
Wiggins are chossen Trusstes of ye highways for ye year 
insueing — 

Entered by me per Nehemiah Smith Clerk 

Page ^78 
Jamaica May the forthd 1726 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at the time afore 
said it was voted by ye majority of the freeholders then 
& there assembled — 

Voted that Mr. Pier Mr. Crooss Just Betts Just 
Messinger Just Smith & Clerk Smith are appointed and 
chossen to see whaf people are willing to agree to doe or 
subscribe toward ye incorrigment of a free scoule in ye 
to Town — 

Voted at ye meeting that Edward Jones has liberty 
for to set up a good suffisent pound faceing to ye dubbell 
street for term of seven years he ye said Jones taking ye 
youals fees and he paying eighteen shillings every year 
by the twenty forth day of March unto ye Suprizer of ye 
said Town — 

Entered pr — by me Nehe'" Smith Clerk- 
Jamaica Febrewary the 21d: 1726 7 
At a Town meetting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted & concluded by ye maiority of ye free- 
holders then & there assembled that ye ground whereon 
ye stone building or meeting house now stands together 
with ye said building it selfe which are sittuate near ye 
middle of the maine street in Jamaica afore said near 
where the old poimd lately stood & in ye occupation of 
Mr. Thomas Poyer shall be granted & assigned unto John 
Carpenter Jonas Wood & Benjamin Thusstone sume of 
ye surviveing trustees by whom it was built & it is 
hereby granted & assignsed unto ye said John Car- 
penter Jonas Wood & Benj. Thusstone to have & to hold 
the lands in trust for ye Town & to be disposed of by them 
in trust for ye Town according to ye first intention of ye 
builders — 



426 Records of the Town of 

Just Beets Mr. Poyer Just Oldfeild & Richard Comes 
enter their protest against ye above said vote & Mr. 
Clowes alsoe protest against ye same vote — 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith^ — Clerk — 

Page 1+79 

Jamaica January ye 3d 1706/7 

At a Towne meeting held at Jamaica at ye time aford — 

Joseph Smith Esq"^ 1 

Present Jonathan Whitehead Esq"^ \ Justices 

Jno. Smith Esq' J 

It was voted by ye majorty of ye freholders then and 
there assembled as aforsd that Nathaniell Denton Jonas 
Wood Samuell Clowes Richard Oldfield & John Snedicor 
are chosen to consider of what rules and orders may be 
convenient for ye Towne and make report of ye same to 
ye next Towne meeting 

Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that Nath- 
aniell Denton Jonas Wood Samuell Clowes Richard 
Oldfield & Jno. Snedicor are hereby impowered and 
authorised for to call any of ye former Colectors to an 
acount which way they have desposed of what mony 
they have colected and what is not already desposed of 
for to receive and to give an acount of ye same at ye next 
Towne meeting Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 

Jamaica Aprill ye 3d 1707 

Att a Towne meeting held by ye freholders of Jamaica 
aforsd— 

Present Joseph Smith Esqr 1 

Jno. Smith Esqr / Justices 

It was voted as aforesd that Charles Williamson shall 
be Constable for ye ensuing yeare — 

Page J^80 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that Joseph 
Smith and William Creed Juner shall be Assesers for ye 
year ensuing 



Jamaica, Long Island 427 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that John 
Ludlam shall be Collector for ye ensuing 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd — that 
Zachariah Mills shall be Superviser for ye year ensuing — 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that Capt 
Hope Carpenter Jno. Everitt Capt. Samuell Carpinter 
& Samuell Scidmore shall V)e Townsmen for ye yeare 
ensuing — 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that Nath- 
aniel Denton John Oke Thomas Watters & Peter White 
shall and are hereby authorised & appointed to take an 
account of ye Surveiers of ye sd Towne that did lay 
out ye draught devitions of land in ye bounds of ye 
abovsd Towne and when every mans land was laid out in 
ye said devitions and to mak report of ye same at ye next 
Towne meeting — 

At ye same meeting it was voted as aforsd that ye 
Townsmen above named tiz Capt. Hope Carpinter Capt. 
Samuell Carpinter Jno. Everitt & Samuel Scidmore are 
hereby impowered for to call any of ye former Colecters 
or any other person or persons to an acount that hath 
any of ye Towns mony in their hands or any over plush 
of ye former rates which is not as yet desposed of and 
receive ye same and to pay ye same at their descretion 
to any such person or persons that hath mony due from 
ye Towne — 

Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 

At a Towne meeting held at Jamaica July ye 17 — 1707 

Present Jonathan Whitehead Esq"^ ) 

Jno. Smith Escf j Jus — 

Voted by ye freeholders asembled as aforsd that 
Jonas Wood Thomas Borows & Charles Williamson are 
herby impowered & authorised for to take all lawfull 
means for to defend ye Towns property in ye & broken 
marsh in fishing & fowling in ye bounds of ye Township 
of Jamaica aforsd against any person or persons that 

shall endeavor for to en ye same — 

Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 



428 Records of the Town of 

Page J^Sl 
The rate gathered pr John Ludluni Colector in ye 
year 1707 was sixty four pounds sixteene shillings & five 
penc three farthings fivty five pounds thereof to be paid 
to Coll. Depyster ye remainder to be to ye Towns use 

Entred pr — Zach Mills — Cler — 

Att a Towne meeting of ye freeholders held at Jamaica 
Aprill ye 6th 1708— 

Present Joseph Smith Esq*^ 1 

Jno. Smith Esq"^ \ Justices 

Jonathan Whitehead Esq"^ j 

At ye Towne meeting asembled as aforsd Richard 
Oldfield and Zachariah Mills are chosen & authorised for 
to call any of ye former Collectrs to an acount for to find 
what monys is in their hands of ye Towns not as yet 
desposed of and to receive ye same and to despose of ye 
same at their decision for ye use of ye Towne — 

At ye sd meeting asembled as aforsd Nathaniell Denton 
is chosen for to keepe ye Towne patents deeds & papers 
which is in Mrs. Rebecah Wolsys hands and to keepe ye 
same for ye use of ye Towne — 

At ye same meeting asembled as aforsd Samll. Mills. 
Junr was chosen Constable for ye ensuing yeare — 

At ye sd Towne meeting it was voted as aforsd that 
Thomas Waters & Amos Smith shall be Assesers for ye 
yeare ensuing — 

At ye towne meeting aforsd Ram Dorlant was chosen 
Collector for ye year ensuing 

At ye Towne meeting asembled as aforsd Zachariah 
Mills by publick voat was chosen Superviser for ye yeare 
ensuing — 

At ye same meeting asembled as aforsd Nathaniell 
Denton Richard Oldfield Le* Thomas Smith & Benjamin 
Wiggins was chosen Townsmen for ye yeare ensuing 

Entred pr Zach Mills Cler^ — 



Jamaica, Long Island 429 

Page 1^82 
May ye 7th 1708 

Received of Richard Oldfield my salary as Towne 
Clerk ye sum of three pounds four shillings & nine pence 

Reed, pr Zach Mills Cler — 

At a Towne meeting held at Jamaica Aprill ye 29 
1708 

Joseph Smith Esqr, 1 

Present Jonathan Whitehead Esqr. \ Justices 
Jno. Smith Esqr. J 

Voted by ye freeholders asembled as aforsd that all 
ye comon and undevided land in ye Township aforsaid 
shall be devided acording to every mans righte — 

Voted as aforsd that there shall be a highway to pass 
& repass to & from John Gailes mills and elsewhere 
through a vacant pece of land betweene ye Old Town 
Nek bounds and ye parsonag or Towne lot — 

Jonathan Whitehead doth prost agt. ye above vote 
concerning ye highway — 

Anthony Waters Nathaniel Denton Jno. Rodes Joseph 
Smith Justice & George Wolsey doth protest ag* ye above 
vote for laying out ye land — 

Voted as aforsd that Capt. George Wollsy Amos Smith 
& Samuell Thustone are chosen for to devide ye comons 
& undevided land acording to ye above vote in quantaty 
& quallity them or ye major part of them or ye surveiers 
of them and to make records of what they shall have 
done in and aboute ye primises when ye Towne shall re- 
quire ye same of them — 

Voted as as abovsd that ye Towne Clerk shall enter an 
ample & true coppy of all such rates as shall be asessed 
in ye Towne for ye time to come & to have five shillings 
for that service for this yeare 

Entred pr Zach Mills Clerk — 

Page 483 
At a Towne meeting of ye freeholders held at Jamaic 
April ye 5th 1709— 



Present < 



> Justices 



430 Records of the Town of 

Zachariah Mills was chosen Supervizer for ye year 
ensuing — 

And Ffredrik Van Lewa and Nehemiah Smith Juner 
was chosen Assesers for ye year ensuing — 

And Thomas Whitehead was chosen Colecter for ye 
ensuing yeare — 

And Samuel Mills Juner was chosen Constable for ye 
year ensuing Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 

The 6th day of February 1709/10 

At a Towne meeting held at Jamaica of ye freeholders 
of ye abovesd Towne — 

Jonathan Whitehead Esqr. 
Robert Read Esqr. 
Samll. Bayleys Esqr. 
Tho. Whitehead Esqr. 

Voted by ye majorty of ye freeholders asembled as 
aforsd that Justic Jonathan Whitehead Jonas Wood 
Anthony Waters Nathaniel Denton & John Everitt or 
ye major part of them are hereby authorised & appointed 
for to take into their hands all ye Towns land w"** is 
called personage land housing & medow and to devide 
all ye medow & outland acording to every mans righte 
& ye home lot & house &c for to be hired out at their 
decretion & ye rent to be disposed of to ye proper owners 
of ye same in eaqual proportion acording to every mans 
rights 

Robert Read Peter White Josiah Wiggins Thomas 
Whitehead & Samuel Lewis doth protest agt. ye above 
vote as unlawfull — 

Voted as aforsd yt Capt. George Woolsey & Nicolas 
Everit and Benjamin Thuston are hereby authorised 
& apointed for to demand ye key of ye stone meting house 
from ye person w^ is in possesion of ye same and keep ye 
sd house for ye use of ye Towne 

Voted as aforesd that all particuler survais made 
by any person in or upon any part of ye coman or unde- 
vided land in ye abovsd Township by any person or per- 



Jamaica, Long Island 431 

sons exept such as was chosen by publick vote as Town 
surveiers is and shall be esteemed ilegal & unlawfull 

• Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — - 

Page Jf.84 

At a Towne meeting held at Jamaica Aprill ye 4th 
1710 — Voted by ye freeholders assembled as aforesd that 
Jonathan Whitehead Esq"^ shall be Superviser for ye year 
ensuing — 

Voted as aforesd that Amos Smith & Thomas Thurstone 
shall be Assesers for ye year ensuing — 

Voted as aforesd that Samuel Denton victuler shall be 
Constable & Colecter for ye year ensuing 

Entred pr Zach Mills — Cler — 

At a Towne meenting of ye freeholders of Jamaica 
held at Jamaica aforesd ye 3d day of Aprill 1711 — 

It was voted by ye freeholders asemble as aforesd 
Nehemiah Smith Juner shall be Town Clerk undtill 
another shall be chosen & sworne in his room — 

Voted as aforesd that Samuel Denton shall be Con- 
stable & Colecter for ye yeare ensuing — 

Voted as aforesd Le' Joseph Smith & Nehemiah Juner 
shall be Assers for ye year ensuing they serving in ye 
sd place for twenty shillings each pr yeare — 

Voted as aforesd that Jonathan Whitehead shall be 
Superviser for ye year ensuing — 

Voted as aforesd that Capt Samuel Carpenter Jno. 
Rodes Capt. Hope Carpenter and Amos Smith shall be 
Trustees for ye year ensuing 

Voted as aforesd that that David W^hitehead shall be 
discharged from paying of rates in this Towne — 

Voted as aforesd that any person or persons that 
shall have any stray horses mares catel or sheepe in his 
posesion shall enter their marks both natural & artificial 
with ye clerk of ye Towne between ye first of November 
& ye first of January yearly but if any person shall 
keep any such strays as aforesd not entring their marks 
as aforesd in ye Township of Jamaica aforesd shall for- 



432 Records of the Town of 

feit ye valu of ye same to ye owner and if so entred and 
ye owner to pay four pence halfpeny to ye Clerk for his 
service for each " 

Entred pr Zach Mills Cler — 

Page 485 

At a Town meeting of ye freeholders of Jemaica 
held at Jemaica ye first day of Aprill 1712 — 

It was by ye majolity of ye freeholders assembled as 
aforesd voted that Sam" Denton was chosen Constable 
& Collecter for ye year ensueing — 

Voted as aforesd that Joseph Smith Leften. and Nehe- 
miah Smith Jun are chosen for Assers for ye year ensueing 
they haveing twenty shillings pr peice for their services — 

Voted as aforesd that Joseph Smith Cler of ye peace 
was chosen Suprevizer for ye year ensueing — 

Voted as aforesd that Daniell Smith & Samuell Smith 
Thomas Wiggins & Garrit Closon are chosen Trustees for 
ye year ensueing 

Entred pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Aprill the eleventh 1712 

At a Town meeting held at Jemaica the time aforesd 
it was voted by the majolity of the freeholders then & 
there assembled as aforesd that the common meadow 
which is recorded to ley common shall still ley common 
for the use of the Town for ever — 

Voted as aforesd that Amos Smith & Samuell Thustone 
are chosen and athorytised to lay & servey all the com- 
mon & undevided land to every man according his right 
exsepting ye common meadow which is voted to ley for 
use of ye Town — 

Petter White & Jonas Wood & Thomas Smith doth 
protest against the abovesd vote conserning the laying 
out of sd common & undevided land — 

Voted as aforesd that Justes Baleys and Cap. John 
Carpenter are chosen & appointed to take care and see 
that all ye latter devition may be entred truely upon 
record Entred pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 



Jamaica, Long Island 433 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica July ye 25 day: 
1712— 

Voted by ye majolity of the freeholders assembled that 
John Everit is chosen & athoritysd to assist Samuel! 
Thustone in laying out ye common & undevided land in 
ye Township according to every mans right in ye roum 
of Amos Smith diseased — 

It is t^oted & concluded that Mr. Gorg. Magnish is our 
minister & that ye possion given unto the said Mr. 
Magnish of ye minister house or passonage and land &c. 
by ye trustees of the Town Jonas Wood Nathaniell 
Denton Antony Watters John Everit is approved of by 
the Town and the Town further confirm unto the said 
Mr. Magnish the possesion of ye s'' house & land whiles 
he stays & continues our minnistar 

Mr. Samuell Clows protest against ye dismising of ye 
Town meeting — pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Page 486 

March ye 13 day— 1712 

Att a Town meeting held att Jemaica at the time 
aforesaid it was voted by ye maigolity of ye ffreeholders 
then & there assembled as afore said that if any or person 
or persons should disbust so much money as this Town is 
properly chargeble with for quantity as allso to dis- 
fraye ye charge & trubble of ye sute brought in chansory 
against Jonathan Whithead & Nathaniell Denton Jun 
that ye sam shall be returned to such persons within ye 
time of two months with resinable entrest 

Entreded pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Apprill ye 7 day 1713 

Att a Town meeting held at Jemaica at ye time afore- 
said it was votted by ye maiolity of ye freeholders then 
& there assembled as aforesaid that Nehemiah Smith 
Jun & Samuell Denton blacksmith shall be Assessers 
for ye year insueing they haveing tweenty shillings pr 
peice for there service & Samuell Denton bays shall be 
(yontabell & Collector for ye yeare insueing and Joseph 



434 Records of the Town of 

Smith Cler of ye peace shall be Suprevizer for ye yeare 
insueing — 

Votted as aforesaid that Samuell Smith & Jonathan 
Watters Thomas Woolcy & Petter White shall be Trustees 
for ye year insueing — 

Votted as aforesaid that Joseph Bartain shall have 
liberty to sett up a good sufishent pound sixty foot in 
lenght and forty foot in breath with pertion in^e same 
at his own discrcstion between ye cros way by Wait 
Smith and Thomas Smith westward within a mounth 
time he recevfing ye yousall fees that has been practiscall 
in time past he ye said Bartin to pay into ye hands of ye 
Clerk of ye Town ye sume one pound one shilling & 
sixpence per year he ye sd clerk being accountable to the 
Town for ye same this is to be for ye space of seven years 
insueing the date hereof — 

Votted as aforesaid that he that shall procure ye money 
for ye defraying the charge toward ye case in chancery 
about ye quit rent he being alowed fivfteenth shillings 
exstroynary for his trouble & such intrest as shall be 
oblige to give not exceeding eight persent 

Entred pr Nehemiah Cler — 

Page 1(87 

Jamaica November the 26 — 1713 

Att a Town meeting held by ye magolity of ye free- 
holders then & there assembled as afore said — Voted as 
aforesaid that Thomas Thustone is chosen Contable till 
ye first Tusday in Apprill next insueing ye date hereof — 

Voted allso that Samuell Skidmore is chossen Collecter 
till- ye first Tusday of Apprill next insueing ye date 
hereof — 

Voted as aforesaid that Jonathan Whithead is alowed 
eleven shillings a day for his pains and trouble in carrying 
on ye sute of ye Town in chansery — 

Entred pr Neh. Smith Cler — 

Jamaica Aprill y^ 1714 

At a Town meeting held by the majollity of ye free- 
holders then and there assembled as afore said — 



Jamaica, Long Island 435 

Votted as aforesaid Thomas Thustone is chossen 
Constabl for ye year insueing and Samuell Skidmore is 
chossen Collecttor for the year insueing — 

Votted as afore said that Joseph Smith Left, and John 
Lamberson are chosen Assesers for ye year insueing they 
haveing tweenty shillings per peice for their pains— 

Votted as afore said that Joseph Smith Cler of ye Peace 
is chossen Supruvisser for ye year insueing — 

Votted as aforesaid that Samuell Smith Jonathan 
Watters & Thomas Smith & Thomas Woolsey are chossen 
Trustes for ye year insueing — 

Entreed by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Apprill ye 5d 1715— being ye first Tusday of Aprill 
at a Town meetting held att Jamaica at ye time afore 
said by ye maiolity of the freeholders then & there 
assembled as aforesaid — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable & 
Colecter for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Nehemiah Smith Jun & Sanmell Denton 
is chossen Asseses for the year insueing they haveing 
tweenty shillings a peice for there trouble- 
Voted that Joseph Smith Cler is chossen Suppreviser 
for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters are 
for Fence Viewers for the year insueing — 

Voted that Joseph Smith Left. & Samuell Bayleis are 
chossen Trustess for ye year insueing 

Voted that there shall be recpt a good sufiscient four 
rails fence both without and within or that which is 
aquivilent Entred pr Nehemiah Smith Cler— 

Page 488 

Jamaica Apprill ye 3 — 1716 — 

Att a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted by the majolity of ye freeholders then 
& there assembled — 

Voted that Joseph Smith Clerk of ye Peace is chossen 
Supriviser for ye year insueing — 



436 Records of the Town of 

Voted allso that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable & 
Colecter for ye year insueing — 

Voted likewise that Neh"' Smith & Samuell Denton is 
chossen Assesers for ye year insueing they haveing for 
there trouble 20 shillings a peice a year — 

Voted allso that no sheep shall have no liberty to goe 
upon ye commons — 

Voted allso that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters 
are chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that Thomas Smith cord & John Foster 
and Daniell Bull & John Smith Jun are chossen Trustees 
for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that no geese shall have any liberty to goe 
upon ye commons — 

Entred pr Neh* Smith — Cler — 

Apprill ye 2 — 1717— « 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore- 
said it was voted & concluded by ye maigollity of the 
freeholders then and there assembled as aforesaid — 

Voted that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable & 
Colecttor for the year insueing — 

Voted that Nehemiah Smith and Samuell Denton are 
chossen Assesers for ye year insueing for tweenty shillings 
a peice for there servise — 

Voted that Nehemiah Smith is chossen Clerk for ye year 
insueing — 

Voted that Joseph Smith Cler of ye Peace is chossen 
Supreviser for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Nathaniell Denton Saner & John Rods and 
Richard Oldfeild & John Fosster are chossen Trustess 
for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Joseph Barten is quited from paying any 
rent for ye benifit by the pound hereafter — 

Voted also that ye said Barten is to keep a good suflB- 
scient pound for ye Town for three years the time he had 
taken it for he taking ye yousaall fees for ye futter^ — 

Voted that ye great swamp lying betwen ye Long Neck 
& the hither East Neck is to be sold to ye hyest bider — 



Jamaica, Long Island 437 

John Rods protest against the selHng ye said swamp 
John Gall protest against selling any common land — 

Voted that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters is 
chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing — 

Voted that horses shall have leberty to goo upon ye 
commons — Entered pr Neh^ Smith Cler — 

Page 489 

Jamaica Apprill the first day 1718 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it was voted by ye majollty of ye freeholders then 
and there assembled 

Voted that Joseph Smith Cler — is chossen Suprizer 
for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that Samuell Smith is chossen Contable 
& Collector for ye yfear insueing — 

Voted allsoo that Nehemiah Smith & Samuell Denton 
are chossen Assesers for the year insueing they haveing 
tweenty shillings a peice for there trouble — 

Voted allso that Samuell Deane saner & Thomas 
Thusstone & Joseph Smith and Benjemain Wiggins are 
chossen Trustees for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that Richard Oldfeild & Jonathan Watters 
are chossen Fence Veiwers for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso by ye maiolity of ye freeholders that they 
have giveing unto Clemmons Smith by vott a peice of 
land near her house fiv or six roods squar for a garden her 
life — Eiltred pr Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

Jamaica Apprill the 7d 1719 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time afore 
said it voted by ye maiolity of ye freeholders then and 
there assembled — 

Voted allso that Samuell Smith is chossen Constable 
and Colecttor for ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that Joseph Smith & Nehemiah Smith 
are chossen Assesers for ye year insueing they haveing 
tweenty shillings apeice for there service — 



438 Records of the Town of 

Voted allso that Daniell Bull is chossen Suprizer for ye 
year insueing — 

Voted allso that John Probascoo & Daniell Watters & 
John Ludlom & Samuell Smith red are chosen Trustes for 
ye year insueing — 

Voted allso that Richard Oldfeild and Jonathan Watters 
are chosen Fence Vewers for ye year insueing — 

Voted that Jusstes Beats & Richard Oldfeild are 
chossen & appointed for to make deligent inquiry about 
ye pattin of ye Town in whose hands it lyeth and take 
speeddy care that ye patten may be safely put into ye 
hands of him that was appointed by ye Town for to keep 
it — Entred by me pr Nehemiah Smith — Cler — 

Page J^90 

Jamaica Feb re wary the 16 — 1720/21 — 

At a Town meeting held at Jamaica at ye time aforesaid 
it is voted by ye maiolity of ye freeholders then & there 
assembled — 

Voted that Just Whithead and Cler Smith are ap- 
pointed by ye Town to inspext and enquire into arres of 
ye quitt rent of this Town at the office of the chansery 
& severall gent of this Province & make there report 
to Daniell Bull ye present Suprivisser within tow mounths 
and that they be all alowed resonable charge to be 
judged by said Supreviser — 

Voted by ye Town that John Everritt & Nehemiah 
Smith are appointed to take ye bond that shall be given 
by ye four men that are conserned about ye fishing — 

Thomas Thusstone protest against giveing away any 
of his right in ye bay of Jamaica — 

Just. Beats entered his protest against giveing away 
any of his right in ye fishing in bay of Jamaica — 

Entered by me Nehemiah Smith Cler — 

END OF VOL III 



INDEX TO VOLUME HI 



Allen, Charles, 316 
Amberman, Derick, 281, 283 

Isaac, 239 

Johanas, Johanus, 337, 338 

Powel, 26'3, 264, 265, 337, 414 
Animerman, see Amberman 
Ashman, Mr., 200 

Robert, Robt., 7, 49, 105, 189 

B 

Balis, see Baylis 
Baly, see Baylis 
Balys, see Baylis 
Bargain, see Bargin 
Bargen, see Bargin 
Bargin, Hance, Hans, Hanse, 86, 
87, 119, 120, 121, 122, 356, 357 

Tunis, Tunus, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 294, 356, 357 
Barnet, see Barnett 
Barnett, , 358 

Joseph, 407 

Susanah, 308 

William, 308, 421 
Barns, John, 404 
Bartain, see Barton 
Barten, see Barton 
Bartin, see Barton 
Barton, Elijah, 369, 411 

Joseph, 419, 434, 436 
Bates, George, 403 
Bayleis, see Baylis 
Bayles, see Baylis 
Bayless, see Baylis 
Baylcy, sec Baylis 
Bayieys, see Baylis 
Baylis, Aliass, "Elias, Eliass, 200, 

■ 212, 239, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 
328, 405, 406, 407, 408, 410, 416, 
419, 420, 421, 422, 424 

Daniel, 246, 247 

Ephraim, 238 

liana, Hanah, Hannah, 3, 4, 5, 6, 
7, 61 

Jane, 324, 325, 326 

John, 324, 325, 326, 392 

Justcs, 432 

Sam., Samll., Samuel, Samuell, 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 29, 54, 61, 
62, 70, 71, 72, 74, 88, 97, 98, 



101, 103, 104, 108, 117, 125, 127, 
138, 141, 188, 189, 201, 230, 254, 
255, 256, 430, 435 
Beats, Just., 421, 438 
Beekman, William, 374, 375 
Beets, Just, 422, 426 
Berein, see Berrien 
Bergen, see Bargin 
Berien, see Berrien 
Berrian, see Berrien 
Berrien, John, 272, 274 

Peter, Fetter, 43, 48, 198 
Betts, John, 399, 400 
Jon., 373 
Just., 409, 425 

R., Richard, Richd., 244, 245, 
246, 256, 269, 270, 271, 272, 334, 
371, 372, 373, 399, 406, 410 
Bloem, see Bloom 
Bloodgood, Susanah, Sussannah, 
317, 318, 319, 320, 321 
William, 284, 317, 318, 319, 320, 
321 
Bloom, Bane, Barne, Barnes, 239, 
240, 241 
Gorge, 239, 240, 241 
Isaac, 300, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 
406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 412, 413 
Simon, 82, 122, 140, 142 
Bloum, see Bloom 
Bloume, see Bloom 
Blue, John, 159, 166 
Blume, see Bloom 
Boerum, Johanas, 184 

William, 256 
Bonce, Jame.s, 70 
Borows, see Burroughs 
Borum, William, 241 
Bowne, John, 74 
Brace, Henery, 416 
Brass, Cartrine, Catrine, Cattrine, 
194, 195, 196 
Hendrick, 194, 195, 414 
Peter, H., Petter H., 194, 195, 
196 
Bratnell, Richard, 108 
Bridges, Timothy, 381, 382, 383 
Brinckerhoff, Derick, Derrik, 
Dirick, 329, 381, 382, 383, 384 
Gr-orge, 272, 274 
BrinkcrhofF, see Brinckerhoff 
Brinkcrhoofe, see Brinckerhoff 



439 



440 



Index 



Bull, Daniel, Daniell, 83, 117, 118, 
119, 257, 418, 419, 436, 438 
Mary, 117, 118, 119 

Burroghs, see Burroughs 

Burows, see Burroughs 

Burroughs, , 107 

Joel(l), 114, 153, 155, 157, 340 
Thomas, 13, 20, 21, 22, 36, 38, 
427 

Burrought, see Burroughs 

Burrows, see Burroughs 

Burtoo, John, 127, 128, 129, 143 

Byerley, Thomas, 208 

C 

Cactham, see Ketcham 
Calhoun, David, 232 
Cannady, see Kennedy 
Carman, Benjamin, Benjn., 200, 
334, 365, 366, 367, 374 
John, 78, 97, 202, 220, 221, 222, 
223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 
255, 302, 305, 361, 362, 363 
Phebe, 366, 367 
Carpenter, Capt, 151, 191 

Hope, 9, 101, 102, 113, 170, 189, 

191, 427, 431 
Increas, Increase, 14, 15, 16, 23, 
24, 25, 44, 82, 83, 94, 95, 333, 
381, 398, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 
405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 
412 
John, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 44, 
82, 83, 94, 95, 137, 139, 169, 
170, 171, 206, 214, 230, 305, 306, 
307, 314, 327, 425, 432 
Joseph, 14, 15, 137, 169; 170, 171, 

190, 191, 192 
Joshua, 277, 278, 279, 332, 358, 

404, 411 
Nehcmiah, 216, 404, 409 
Phebee, 137 

Samll, Samuel, 17, 18, 19, 20, 
27, 31, 32, 33, 49, 50, 67, 83, 
186, 187, 188, 189, 191, 427, 431 
Soloman, Solomon, 82, 83 
William, 16, 100, 142, 170 
Carpinter, see Carpenter 
Caule, Thomas, 228 
Cebra, James, 390, 402, 411 
Chambers, Jno., 273, 276 
Chetcam, see Ketcham 
Chickam, see Ketcham 
Classen, see Clauson 
Classon, see Clauson 
Clauson, Garit, Garitt, 42, 197, 208, 

432 
Clemans, see Clement 



Clement, John, 90, 91, 92 
demons, see Clement 
Clemuns, see Clement 
Closon, see Clauson 
Clowe, see Clows 
Clowes, see Clows 
Clows, B., 136 

Graduss, 180 

Jno., 214 

Mr., 416, 421, 426 

S., Sam., Samll, Samuell, 99, 103, 
104, 114, 116, 190, 228, 242, 
273, 274, 276, 288, 289, 290, 292, 
295, 336, 357, 361, 374, 375, 379, 
380, 383, 387, 406, 410, 423, 433 
Coe, Benjemain, Benjamin, 166 

. 206, 207, 266 

Daniel, Daniell, 166, 207, 272 

Elizabeth, 207 

Hannah, 207 

Joseph, 88, 89, 90, 123, 124, 125, 
130, 177 

Judah, 123, 124, 125 

Mr., 108 

Samuel, 271 
Cokefer, John, 105 
Coles, Nathaniell, 108 
Comes, Ffrancis, 272, 274, 341 

John, 399, 402 

Richard, 259, 426 
Commons, Gorge, 108 
Cornel, see Cornell 
Cornell, John, 364, 365 

Thomas, 273, 364 

William, Wm., 364, 365 
Cornwell, William, 349 
Cousine, William, 169 
Covett, Tunis, 418 
Creed, Just, 404 

Maria, Mariah, 269 

Marv, 98, 99, 269 

Mr.," 81 

Will, William, 11, 28, 29, 76, 98, 
99, 194, 245, 246, 247, 259, 260, 
269, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 338, 
339, 340, 341, 395, 396, 397, 409, 
414, 415, 426 
Creede, see Creed 
Cromwell, , 297 

Benjamin, 329 
Croos, see Cross 
Croose, see Cross 
Cross, Deborah, 326, 327, 328 

John, 326, 327, 328 

Mr., 425 

Roberd, Robert, 231, 326, 388, 
423 
Curteloy, Peter, 341 



Index 



441 



Darling, Garritt, 200 
Prisilla, 76 
Samuel, 76 

Davis, , 183 

Mary, 28 
Dean, Abraham, 406 
C. 144 
Daniel(l), 1, 2, 3, 109, 110, 111, 

112, 117, 136, 137 
Elizabeth, KUizabeth, 307, 308, 

309, 358, 359, 360 
Hannah, 285, 286, 287, 288 
John, 10, 272, 274 
Jonathan, 3, 17, 20, 21, 22, 137, 

159, 172, 298, 307, 308, 309, 358, 

359, 360 
Samll, Samuel, Samuell, 2, 209, 

227, 242, 285, 286, 287, 288, 400, 

417, 419, 437 
Stephen, 408 
Deane, see Dean 
Demot, see Demott 
Demott, Dina, Dinah, 250, 252 
Jehaness, Jehanus, Jehonos, 248, 

251, 256 
Meceal, Meceel, Mecel, Meicle, 

Miceall, 250, 251, 252 
Widow, 248, 251, 255 
Denton, Daniel, Daniell, Danll, 

11, 13, 108, 212, 301, 303, 385 
Deborah, 232 
Hezakiah, Hezeciah, Hezekiah, 

19, 128, 178, 180, 181, 182, 232, 

233, 234, 414, 415 
Jacamiah, 165, 166, 167, 177, 202, 

411, 417, 418 

James, 263, 268, 279, 280, 281, 
293, 303, 304, 305, 398, 399, 400, 
402, 403, 405, 410, 414, 420 

Joseph, 252 

Just, 399 

Martha, 163, 164, 165, 179 

Mary, 163, 232, 233, 234 

Nathaniel, Nathaniell, Nethaniel, 
23 54, 73, 75, 85, 93, 124, 138, 
156, 158, 159, 163, 210, 214, 231 
233, 267, 279, 280, 281, 296, 301, 
303, 304, 305, 419 

Nehemiah, 231, 232, 279, 280, 281, 
303, 304, 305, 361, 362, 363, 400, 
401, 403, 405, 408, 409, 410, 411, 

412, 413, 422, 426, 427, 428, 429, 
433, 436 

Roberd, 212, 213, 358, 361, 362, 
363, 376, 377, 406, 414 



Samuell, 12, 48, 52, 53, 59, 73, 
74, 76, 81, 85, 92, 93, 94, 109, 
110, 128, 143, 144, 152, 153, 154, 
155, 156, 157, 158, 162, 163, 164, 
165, 175, 178, 179, 180, 184, 185, 
186, 206, 300, 301, 302, 385, 401, 
431, 432, 433, 435, 436, 437 
Solloman, Solomon, 165, 167, 287 
Tinmiothy, Timothy, 214, 231, 
232, 233, 234 
Depeyster, Isaac, 269 

Coll., 428 
Dewsberry, Hendrick, 98 
Ditimus, see Dittimus 
Dittimus, Abraham, 411 

Dow, 402, 407 
Dorland, Aultie, 333, 336 
Garit, Garrit, 2, 334 
John, 270, 333, 334, 335, 336, 385 
Ram, 1, 2, 3, 41, 428 
Doughty, Jacob, 46 

Samuel, 400 
Doxcv, Thomas, 197 
Duerje, Daniel, 393 

Joost, 384, 385, 386, 387 
Duning, Machel, 134 
Durje, George, 399 
Durland, see Dorland 
Durlant, see Dorland 
Duryea, Daniel, 401 



Eagor, James, 35 
Eldard, see Eldert 
Elderd, see Eldert 
Eldert, Hendrick, 343, 345, 398, 
399, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 
407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 
414, 415 

Henerv, 417, 418 

John, 253, 254 

Just., 398, 399, 400 

Lucas, 153, 157 

Like, Luke, 381 
Elderson, see Eldertson 
Eldertson, Henery, 416 

Johanas, 4 

John, 252, 253, 315 
Eldeson, see Eldertson 
Eldred, see Eldert 
Emans, see Emmons 
Emberman, see Amberman 
Emmons, John, 236, 282, 283, 284, 

285, 286, 287 
Everet, see Everitt 
Everett, see Everitt 
Everit, see Everitt 



442 



Index 



Everitt, Benjamin, 295, 410 

Elizabeth, 51 

Ezekiel, 401 

John, 20, 60, 63, 208, 226, 227, 
228, 231, 293, 295, 296, 297, 298, 
416, 420, 421, 422, 424, 427, 430, 
433, 438 

Joseph, 416 

Nicolas, 7, 8, 81, 120, 133, 159, 
160, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 181, 
193, 238, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 
379, 380, 430 

Richard, 268, 406, 407, 411, 412 

Sarah, 227 

Thomas, 19, 20, 64, 65, 66 
Everrit, see Everitt 
Everritt, see Everitt 



Farmor, Thomas, 271 
Ffitch, see Fitch 
Ffluwelling, see Fluwelling 
Ffosster, see Foster 
Ffoster, see Foster 
Fich, Mary, 114, 115 

Samuell, 114, 115 
Ficth, see Fich 
Fish, Jonathan, 195 
Fitch, Mary, 116 

Samuell, 'l 15, 116 
Flewelling, see Fluwelling 
Fluewelling, see Fluwelling 
Fluwelling, Thomas, 101, 102, 104, 

105, 106 
Forster, see Foster 
Fosster, see Foster 
Foster, Henry, 402 

John, 112, 133, 134, 182, 183, 184, 
185, 210, 211, 212, 309, 404, 408, 

413, 414, 436 
William, 8, 200 

Freeman, John, 255 
Furman, Abigail, 340, 341, 342 
Elisabeth, 184 

G 

Gabrell, Gabriel, Gabril, Gabrill, 
340, 341, 342 

Josiah, 342 

Nowell, 342 

William, 372, 373 
Gaile, see Gale 
Gale, Abel, Abell, 111, 167, 168, 169 

Andrew, 30, 161, 174, 265, 266, 

414, 415, 416 

John, 5. 40, 41, 51, 54, 55, 56, 80, 
143, 168, 195, 429, 437 



Nehemiah, 96, 175, 176, 177, 214 
Tho., Thomas, 69, 109, 110, 111, 
124, 128, 148, 167, 168, 169, 308, 
332 
Gall, see Gale 
Galle, see Gale 
Garison, Ram, 261, 262, 263 
Gibb, Andrew, 60, 148, 379 
Golder, Joseph, 399, 400, 402, 404 
William, 159, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 266, 267, 268, 410, 413, 414, 
417 
Gonune, Jeremiah, 159 
Gray, John, 419 
Griffen, Adam, 228 



H 



Hagaman, , 75 

Hendreckus, Hendrek, Hend- 
rekus, Hendrick, 52, 53, 56, 
236, 286 
Joseph, 334, 414, 418 
Hagarman, see Hagaman 
Halcbort, David, 381 
Hallet, William, 114 
Hallett, see Hallet 
Hance, John, 86, 294 
Hans, John, 266 
Hanse, John, 294, 295, 379 
Hanson, John, 81, 82, 120, 147, 356, 

377, 378, 379, 380 
Harker, Richard, 108, 138, 139 
Hazard, James, 287, 288 
Heagerman, see Hagaman 
Hegaman, see Hagaman 
Hendrickso, see Hendrikson 
Hendrickson, see Hendrikson 
Hendreckson, see Hendrikson 

Hendrikson, , 211 

Harmon, 343, 344, 345 
Hendrick, 185, 254 
John, 5, 6, 248, 251, 253 
Thomas, Thomos, 246, 247, 248, 
249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 
256 
Hicks, Call, 422 

Isaac, 212, 214, 216, 218, 228, 230, 
234, 247, 249, 250, 256, 295, 342 
T. Thos., Thomas, 300, 302, 305, 
307, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 
316, 317, 344, 345, 371, 377, 384, 
390, 392, 395, 397, 398 
Higbe, see Hi ghee 
Higbee, Amul, 314 
Edward, 25, 26 
John. 270, 276, 332 
Eydia, 26 



Index 



Kigbec, Marv, 3G8, 369, 370, 371 
Nathaniel 0), 19, 20, 25, 1C9, 111, 

227, 298 
Samll, Samuell, 11, 13, 20, 21, 25, 
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 
37, 38, 80, 84., 124, 125, 126, 127, 
129, 130, 131, 207, 245, 246, 256, 
263, 266, 270, 271, 272, 306, 310, 
311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 412, 413, 
414, 415, 417, 418 
WilUam, 257, 258, 259, 279, 280, 
281, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 380 
Higble, see Higbee 
Hinchman, B., Benj., Benja., Ben- 
jamin, 234, 260, 281, 289, 292, 
300, 302, 305, 331, 332, 336, 338, 
361, 367, 371, 374, 375, 383, 384, 
387, 390, 392, 397, 412 
Jos., 321 

Obadiah, Obediah, 397, 403, 410 
Thomas, 400, 401 
Hinckman, see Hinchman 
Hinds, John, 108 
Holdren, Denonis, 91 
Houghton, John, 108 
Howel, Robert, 400 
Howell, Cha., 104 
Hubberd, see Hnberd 
Huberd, Jno, John, 64, 68, 72 
Himiphrie, see Humphry 
Huriij)hry, David, 282, 318, 322, 
325, 327 
Thomas, 285 
Hunt, John, 195, 196 

Justice, 271 
Huntt, see Hunt 



I 



Innes, John, 334 



Johnson, Anthony, 346, 347 
Ceasar, 348 

Cvillaman, 349, 350, 354, 355 
John, 333, 334, 335, 336, 400, 403, 

404 
Joseph, 352, 353 
Peter, 342, 343 
Samuel, 344, 345 
William, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 

347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 

354, 355 
Jones, Edward, 425 
John, 399, 400 
Rieliard, 12, 161, 174 
William, 23, 79, 86, 87, 131, 132, 

151, 161, 162, 174, 175 



Jonson, 
Junes, St 



Kennedy, 

208, 2. 
Ketcham, . 
89 
Samuell, i 
156, 157 
Kichani, see 
Knap, Caleb, 
Joshua, 243 



Lamberson, Job 

207, 435 
I^ambert, Nichi 

282 
Lamberts, see Li 
Lanin, Tice, 239, 
Lanne, see Lanir. 
Latten, Close, 420 

Nicholas, 402 
Lattin, see Latten 
Lawrence, Delord, 203 

William, 203, 367, 388, 
Lewis, David, 59, 60, 61 
Elizabeth, 59, 60, 61 
Jame, James, 152, 154, 
168, 219, 338, 398, 403, 
406, 407 
John, 163, 164 
Samuel, 430 
Little, George, 321 
Lot, Abraham, 283, 308 
Hendrik, 34, 40, 41, 42, • 
Isaac, 411 
Peter, 197 
Lott, see Lot 

Loufe, Capt., 416, 419, 421 
I^ow, Cornelus, 409 
Lucas, Elder, Elderd 

75, 194, 197, 208 
Lucason, see I^uca*" 
Ludlam, Abrahar- 
Henery, Henr 

412,'414, 41 
John, 77, 90 
121, 122 
405, V 
438 
Jose 
Ju 
N 



Index 



174, 189, 
, 417 



el, Gabrill, 

244, 312 
irdus 

), 48, 52, 194 



44, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 
58,' 59, 61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 
70, 72, 74, 76, 77, 78, 88, 99, 
101, 102, 106, 108, 138, 221, 265, 
426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432 
Zi^bulon, Zebulon, 277, 278 

Monfore, John, 23 

Morce, William, .109 

More, Benjamin, 48 

Morehead, John, 191 

Morrel, Thomas, 272, 274 

Mortemyas, Abraham, 244 

Mose, William, 111 

Moss, William, 68, 69, 70 

Muish, George, Gorge, 143, 144, 
145 

Munsee, John, 8 

Murrey, Jos., 273, 276 



N 



33 
1^3 

f>j„ 297 
is, 134, 218, 261, 
^98, 301, 303, 321, 

r,'f 3, 424, 425 

Si-^ Mesenger 
r, S.5 Mesenger 
r, see Mesenger ^ 
Mills 
Roberd, 106 

360 
los, 401, 402 
dm, Epheraim, 220, 221, 

•, 11, 12 

43, 44, 413, 414, 417 
^0, 400 
)6, 265 
399, 404 
luell, Samu, Samuell, 
^, 18, 24, 31, 33, 49, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 
06, 107, 108, 135, 
\ 241, 242, 243, 

Suzanah, 



1, 3, 

16, 
29, 
i3, 



Niccols, see Nicols 
Nicols, William, 254 
Norsstrant, see Nosstrant 
Northstran, see Nosstrant 
Nosstrant, Ram, 267, 268 

O 

Ockey, John, 3, 51, 115, 199, 427 

Oke, see Ockey 

Okey, see Ockey 

Ogden, Jacob, 391, 392, 393, 394, 

395, 396, 397 
Ogdon, see Ogden 
Oldfeild, see Oldfield 
Oldfield, Deborah, 235, 318, 322 
Hannah, 235 318, 322 
Jane, 235, 318, 322, 325 
Joseph, 49, 105, 187, 332 
Just, 421, 422, 424, 426 
Kesiah, 235, 318, 322, 327 
Marv, 235, 236, 318, 322, 324 
Richard, 59, 77, 78, 79, 83, 87, 
90, 94, 115, 117, 143, 170, 190, 
235, 282, 283, 286, 306, 314, 317, 
318, 321, 322, 325, 327, 393, 416, 
419, 420, ^22, 426, 428, 429, 435, 
436, 437, 438 
Sarah, 235, 318, 322, 325, 326 
Susannah, Suseana, 235, 317, 318, 

322 
William, 150, 183, 283 
Onderdonck, Andrew, 151 

Hendrick, 116, 247 
Onderdonk, see Onderdonck 
Opdick, Lowrance, 137 



Im)Ex 






e 



^„V*' -Joshua, £66 
^^f . see Poyer 

^oieheamus t ^^^^^^as 

405 '*^^' 403, 403 

■^oras, 28 ' 

Jehanus, 381 
''ohanas, log jg 

/otr^' ^^^' '^« 

Theadoras Tho ^ 
Thedoris Th,H '^"'' '^'hedoras 

'33./Sr «•' ^35, .83, 3i8 
^^" 435, 436 ' 

^'los., Thomas T^ 

robaseo, Abr« i , ' ^^'^ 

, 403, 407 ' Abraham, 400 

fac., 336 

^3er, see Po^er 



. £»^neJious, 371 
^"^f tt. Margre 

\^*fP^n, Steven 
LJ5M38, 170 38 

5«afH see &''^d« 

Roads, see R.^'^^^ 

Rodes !!! ^°^^s 

rr " , 397 

i^op^, 83, 339 ^qn o 
Isaac, 394 W ^^^' 331, 

333 •^^'"J'nah, 339^ 
•lohn, 3, ,„ 

^/^hard, iv' fs^' 

Roods, 'see j?^j^«« 

136 ^''^'"' Abramham, 135 
^"'^^^oe Mercv, 29 

^yder, see R; / ^ 
Ff,„ I , '^ Wider 
">noJds, see R 

' ^^^ Reynolds 

S 



R 

r^S,' ilr-' 333 

430' '' ^«' ^^ 33, 50, 53, 53 

Rennells, see R 

RenoJds,seeR^^'"''''^« 

Reynolds, Georf'^^^^ 

»I8 ^^«'^«. 357, 413, 414 

129. 130 '^' ^^*' 1^5, 136, 127 



Sadler 'ru 

fcidSe^i^e'l'r 
Serdenbellt f '^'""''e 

Skidinore,?ee?t"',^^0 
Skidmoi-e, f!l_^^'dmore 

"^ohn, 347~~q7o ^^1 

Alexander, 39 
„ S?' '^"■^. «. .PD, .,,, ^, 

4„:-4I- ««.«», 378, 3*rL'8a' 
'«'. I«: ^,?' ""• »^. "38, ,3P, 



Index 



447 



Smith, Waid, Etc.— Cont'd. 

34, 3,5, 36, 38, 40, 48, 75, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 94, 96, 97, 98, 137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 147, 
150, 151, 171, 172, 173, 177, 181, 
182, 214, 249, 250, 329, 358, 359, 

William, 139 
Snedcor, see Snedeker 
Snedeker, Christian, 4, (i 

John, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 208, 
270, 426 
Sncdicor, see Snedeker 
Snedikcr, see Snedeker 
Snedker, see Snedeker 
Spiegler, John, 11 
Springsteen, Casper Joost, 272, 274 
Stead, Deborah, 260 

William, 233, 259, 260, 261 
Steed, Widow, 393 
Stei)henson, Stephen, 3, 9, 10 
Stevenson, Daniel, 85 

Steven, 151 
Stilwell, see Stillwell 
Stillwell, Elizabeth, 382 
John, 408 
Nicolas, 188, 189 
Samll, 130 ', 

Stofels, John, 414 / 

Sttiart, John, 26 



ralman, see Tolman 
Thirstone, see Thustone 
Thomas, Sarah, Sarrah, 1 
Thurston, see Thustone 
Thusstone, see Thustone 
Thuston, see Thustone 
'^''"^*^"5; ^^".iamin, Benjemain, 
62 72, 130,207,244,425,430 
Darnell, 112 

John, 311, 315, 363. 367, 400, 405 
Joseph, 211 

Samuell, 419, 429, 433 
Thomas, 419, 431, 434, 435, 437 
438 ' 

Titus, Content, 272, 274 

Silas, 271 
Tollman, see Tolman 
Tolman, John, 177, 210, 238 ^52 
254, 258, 259, 263, 265, 266, 269, 
288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 323, 324 
326, 328, 357, 358, 360 



U 



Uumphys, David, 235 



\ an Borim, see Van Borum 
V an Borom, see Van Borum 
Van Borrum, see Van Borum 
\ an Borum, William, 239, 240 
Vn Cortland, Augts, 375 
Vanderliilt, Jacob, 272, 274 
Vanhoock, see Vanhook 
\^anliook, Isaac, 329, 113 
Van Home, Garrett, 364, 365 
Van Lew, see \an Lewa 
Van I ewa, Fredrik, Ffredrik, 

Frednk, 56, 57, 430 
Vanlewe, V\'idow, 339 
Van Lowe, Widow, 2.36 
Van Nice, see Van Nuiss 
Van Nostrant, Aaron, 399 
Van Nuiss, Isaac, Isaan, 239 240 
V an Nuss, see Van Nuiss 
Vansoland, John, 257 
Vansolingen, John, 368 
Van Wick, Thedoris, Theodoras, 

198, 365 
Van Wiekelan, see Van Wicklan 
Van Wicklan, Invert, 334, 403, 413 
trant, Garitt, Garret, Garritt, 
46, 47 
Vanwickland, see Van Wicklan 
Van Wiklan, sec Van Wicklan 

W 

Water, see Waters 
Waters, An., Anthony, Antony, 48, 
51, 52, 53, 56, 94, 95, 119, 121 
123, 132, 139, 146, 148, 150, UA 
152, 167, 177, 200, 201, 247, 34o' 
129, 430, 433 
D., 380 

Daniel, 372, 373, 396, 416, 438 
David, 192, 193, 201, 202 203 
230, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 31o' 

ill' ?!^' ■^^^' ^^*' 315' 316, 317, 
318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324 
325, 336, 327, 328 

Fosster, 208, 209, 210 

Jonathan, 45, 46, 57, 58, 59, 60 
fil, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 
69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 109, 110 
193, 209, 210, 231, 243, 282, 318 

322, 325, 327, 328, 415, 416 419 
*20, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 434 
435, 4.36, 437, 438 

Ju.st., 412 

Leftenant, 419 

Mary, 282, 283, 284, 285, 321, 322 

323, 324 >,,»*-, 



448 



Index 



Waters, T., 53 

Thomas, 209, 273, 427, 428, 430 
William, 235, 236, 237, 238, 282, 
283, 284, 321, 322, 323, 324 
Walter, see Waters 
Watters, see Waters 
Watson, Nehemiah, 160 
Welling, Thomas, 13, 156, 272, 273, 
274, 275, 276, 338, 339, 340, 341, 
417 
William, 400, 404 
White, Peter, Fetter, 44, 48, 53, 

264, 427, 430, 433, 434 
VVhited, see Whitehead 

Whitehead, , 67 

Benjamin, 308, 398, 400, 401, 402, 
403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 
410, 411, 412 
Capt., 63, 404, 422 
D.— , 245, 246, 256, 270, 371, 273 
Daniel, 11, 34, 45, 46, 58, 61, 66, 

67, 68, 75, 137, 362, 385 
David, 420, 431 

Jona., Jonan., Jonathan, Jona- 
thand, 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 18, 
27, 35, 51, 56, 62, 75, 85, 88, 
104, 112, 113, 114, 115, 131, 134, 
136, 145, 148, 149, 150, 152, 168, 
178, 180, 184. 186, 208, 213, 241, 
244, 298, 380. 426, 437, 428, 429, 
430, 431, 433, 434 
Just, 421, 423, 434, 438 
Samell, 113 

Tho., Thos., Thomas, 13, 95, 96, 
182, 183, 184, 185, 189, 244, 247, 
365, 430 
Whithead, see Whitehead 
Whitney, Henery, 139 
Wiggens, see Wiggins 
Wiffgins, Benjamin, Benjemain, 
14, 134, 141, 191, 312, 425, 438. 
437 
Issabella, 242 
Josiah, 430 
Thomas, 178, 180, 432 
William, Willm, 334, 270 
Wigins, see Wiggins 
Willeett, see Willet 
Willet, Col., 152 
Cornell, 154 



Edward, 312, 213, 214 
Elberd, Elbert, 213 
John, 259, 331, 332, 336, 363, 375, 
387 
Willett, see Willet 
Williamson, Charles, 426, 427 
Jehanus, Johanass, Johanis, 42, 

208, 381 
John, 194 
Wilkins, Martha, 129, 131 

Obadiah, Obediah, 33, 84, 85, 129, 
130, 131 
Wilkens, see Wilkins 
Winkings, see Wilkins 
Willmot, see Wilmot 
VVilmot, Walter, 411, 412 
Wollsy, see Woolsey 
Wolsev, see Woolsey 
Wolsy, see Woolsey 
Wood, Hannah, 235, 236, 237, 238 
Jonas, 435, 436, 427, 430, 432, 433 
Timothy, 235, 236, 237, 238, 323 
Woodr-iiT, Daniel, 311 
Woolcey, see Woolsey 
Woolcy, see Woolsey 

Woolev, , 81 

Geoi-g, 85 
John, 85 
Thomas, 85, 89 
Woollc/. see Woolsey 
WooUsey, see Woolsey 
Woolsey, Benj., 380 

Georg, George, Gorge, 13, o4, 55, 
93, 93, 94, 204, 205, 207, 228, 
329, 330, 439, 430 
John. 34, 93, 93, 94, 113, 113, 114, 

115, 116, 333 
Joseph, 55 
Reliecah, 438 

Thomas, 13, 93, 93, 94, 434, 435 
Wright (e), Dan., Daniell, 135, 136 
David, 37, 39, =i2'2, 334 
Eliphal, 135 
John, 372 
Wyckhoff, Cornelious, 197 



Yard, Will, 137 

Yalverton, Anthony, 309, 310 




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