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VOLUME OF RECORDS
Coton of Southampton
ANCIENT LOOSE DOCUMENTS
TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE
ALSO ABSTRACTS OF THE
RED BOOK OF DEEDS
Copied and prepared for publication by
WILLIAM J. POST, Town Clerk,
WILLIAM S. PELLETREAU,
and published by the Town*
At the biennial Town meeting of the Town of South-
ampton, April 7th, 1909, the following question was sub-
mitted to the voters :
"Shall the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars be
raised for the purpose of printing the ancient loose docu-
ments and abstracts of deeds now in the Town Clerk's
office, Town of Southampton ? "
This resolution was passed by a majority of votes.
At a- meeting of the Board of Town officers held May
12, 1909, it was
Resolved, That William S. Pelletreau be associated
with the Town Clerk, to arrange for the printing of
ancient loose documents and abstracts of deeds, in the
Town's Clerk's office.
July 20, 1909. On motion, the Record Committee, was
authorized to proceed with printing the ancient loose doc-
uments and Abstracts of Deeds, the printer to furnish
fifty copies to the Town ; twelve of said copies to be bound
in boards, at a minimum price, over and above the stipu-
lated price of one dollar per printed page.
Voted, that four copies of the book be presented to
Mr. William S. Pelletreau, and that the Town Board on
behalf of the Town, extend to Mr. Pelletreau a hearty vote
of thanks for his very valuable aid in preparing the copy.
June 2nd, 1910. A motion prevailed that the Town
Clerk be authorized to extend the work of printing the
ancient documents, sufficiently to include in full the ab-
stracts from the "Red Book of Deeds."
I, William J. Post, Clerk of the Town of Southampton,
do hereby certify, that the above Resolutions were duly
passed, and that I have carefully compared the printed rec-
ords in this volume with the originals in the Town Clerk's
office, and that they are true copies of the same. And that
the abstracts of the Deeds contained in the "Red Book of
Deeds," are correct abstracts of the same.
Dated this 6th day of September, 1910.
The printing of the volumes of Town Records, was
begun in 1874, and continued at intervals until 1893 when
the fourth volume was printed. This left unprinted the
loose and unrecorded documents which were of equal his-
torical importance. These had been arranged in small
bundles, many of them were in a dilapidated condition,
faded and worn, and the dificulty of deciphering some of
them can only be appreciated by those who may have at-
tempted similar tasks. When we understand that the old-
est English document in the office of the Secretary of
state is dated 1642, it will be seen that this town has the
honor of being the possessor and custodian of the oldest
records of the colony, which is now the Empire State.
To the Historian and Genealigist, this volume adds a
new field for investigation. The early lists of inhabitants,
and the 'Tax Rates," furnish complete the names of all
the tax payers, while incidental mention is made of many
others. The earliest laying out of parcels of land, now of
great value, is included in these pages, and there is scarcely
a paragraph, which, if carefully considered, does not an-
swer some important question, in regard to real estate or
the lives and manners of our ancestors.
To rescue these from destruction, and preserve them
for all time to come, has made the task of arranging and
transcribing them, a pleasure as well as a duty. The in-
terest in the past, which has been increasing j or many
years is not likely to diminish in the future ; and
while the printed pages make the information they con-
tain,* accessible to all, the originals carefully preserved,
will be viewed as interesting relics of the past. The de-
cendants of the men who wrote and signed these docu-
ments and the persons whose names they record, are now
to be found in every state of the Union, and the \eiy sight
of them takes us back to the earUest times and brings us
in direct contact with antiquity.
It is a source of great pleasure to all concerned, that
Mr. John H. Hunt, who printed the first Book of Records,
in 1874, has been spared to finish the work in the present
Southampton, Sept. 6, 1910.
In giving this book out to the pubHc, we do it with a
full sense of its short-coming as a first class, up to date
job as printing now goes, for the reasons, chiefly among
others, that to follow the ancient spelling and get up of
old documents 200 to 250 years ago, with their almost total
disregard of punctuation, capitalization, grammer and
spelling, it is next to impossible to make a work appear
well, to say nothing about its antagonism to rules of mod-
ern printing. The work, however, is a true copy of the
original documents now in the Town Clerk's ofifice, and
the manuscript was prepared under the supervision of the
Committe appointed for the purpose, consisting of William
J. Post, Clerk of the Town, and William S. Pelletreau, a
former Clerk of the Town, and now the widely known his-
torian, to whom the proof sheets were submitted for cor-
With this brief explanation and apology, we present
the work to the general reader.
JOHN H. HUNT, Publisher.
NOTE: The names of persons are g'iven in the most important
places where they occur. The Tax Iiists, on pag'es 21, 33, 39, 67, 96,
120, and the School Iiists on pag^e 124, et seq, and zhe Index of Beeds,
should he consulted separately. (W. S. F.)
Agent of Colony 52. 153
Albertson, Wm 63, 64, 65, 66, 89, 175
Accabog 79, 118, 161
Archi))ald farm ... 76, 143
Anning, .Tohn 168, 236
"Adventure" vessel 178
Adams, Thomas 275
Briggs, Elizabeth 9
iSrigrgs, David 198
Briggs, Mary 198
Bell, church 37,79. 156, 158. 160
rieswick, John 10, 15, 16, 33, 178, 189, 197, 219
Brooks, Chidley 149
liishop, James 10
Bishop, Samuel 10, 35, 97, 142
Bishop, John 98, 28, 22 ■ " < " 69, 143
Bishop, Josiah 35 40
Bishop, Hanoah 45
Bishop's lane 11, 14
Bishop. Daniel 144,, 146
Bower, Jonns 11, 20, 21, 23, ?8, 34. 7 2
Bowe*-, Isaac 34, 70, 98
Power, Jonah 40, 98
Bower, Hannah 70
Bower, Daniel 97
Bowyer, Stephen 33, 41, 173
Bryan, Alexander 42, 102
Burncft, Thomas H. 12, 21 28
Burnet, Gov. vv m 32
tsowden, Livlng-ston 14
Bowden, George 125
Brand, cattle 25, 174
Barrett, Richard 28, 240
Barker, Samuel 17, 1S2
Barker, Wrn SS, 36, 52, 167. 1 ^0
Bow den Square 146
Butler. Samuel 3B, 41, 69, 101, 153
Bly, v»m 153
Brookhaven, 42, 102
Blank lot 55, 86
Beach west 67, 110, 122
iieach, south 165, 167
Bridge Hampton 65, 70
Bounds of town 79, 95, 174, 249
Beaver dam 91, 105
Bay shore 103
Buryirig ground 123. 170, 173, 185
BlDck birds 149, 151
Bricks 150, 155, 171, 267
Bier for burial 156, 157, 167
Burial, expense 164, 168, 169, 170
Burnet, Dan 35
Burnet, John 40
Burnet, Mordecai 40
Burnet, Matthias 42, 47, 85
Burnet, Aaron 34, 36, 38. 67, 78, 97
Burnet, Joseph 96
iiurnet, widow 96
Burnet, rienry 97
Burnet, iildmund : 97
Burnet, David 97, 180
Burnet, L,ott 31, 35, 183
Burnet, Thomas 11, 12, 21, 28
Burnet, Gov. Wm 32
Barber, Samuel 161, 162. 164, 184
Boards, price 164
Bachelor's Hall 249
Barnes, Joshua 17. 22, 28. 35. 142. 143. 179. 189, 211
Barnes, Patience 40, 68, 142
Barnes, Samuel 142, 211
J3arnes, Wm 224
±iarnes, Elizabeth 275
Bartholemew, Josiah 186
Bull Head bay 168, 16», 222, 296
Brusny i'lain 276
iiyfield, Thomas 168
Carr, John 6
Cooper, Thomas 7, S, 18, 20, 22, 23, 34, 44, 62, 103, 111
Cooper, John S, 9, 10. 13, 14, 16. 17, 21, 56, 58,63, 100, 113
Cooper, Mercator 9, 161
Cooper, Icliabod 31. 34, 39, 42, 68, 96, 98, 101
Cooper, Samuel 35, 84, 98, 144
Cooper, .lames 31, 33, 37, 72, 75
Coopei', Benjamin 41, 42
Cooper, .lohanah 40, 68
Cooper, Abraliam 55, 64, 99, 100
Cooper. Elias 106
Cooper, Josiah 107
Cooper, Jolin H 123
Cobb 9, 11, 22, 34. 35, 39, 73, 98, 187, 218
Clarke, Samuel 13, 14, 28. 33, 69, 192, 216
Clarke, Eliphalet 43
Clarke, Elisha 43
Clarke, i^lizabeth 43. 44
Clarke, J ames 101, 166
Clarke, Mary 216. 239
Clay Pits 13. 73. 154
Cattle 23, 30, 84, 152
Clerk, town 24
Constable and Overseers 21, 24, 25, 26
Cook, Ellis 21, 25, 28, 35, 41, 96
Cook, John 35, 38, 42. 62, 69, 92, 118
Cook, Abiel 34, 42. 70, 96
Cook, .James 63
Cook, Elias 46, 49
Cook, Silas 106
Cook, Francis f 146
Cook, Martha 266
Cook. Abigail 266
Cedar Point 60
Conscience Point 50
Cedar Swamp 51, 73, 94, 96
Cold Spring 95. 222
Cnimnies 25, 26
Clanus, Mr 18
Culver, Gersham 31, 39, 41, 55, 98, 244
Culver. Jonathan 58, 98
Culver, Jeremiah 90, 98, 99
Culver, Moses 98, 121
Congreve, Charles 43, 74, 102
Corwlthe, David 104, 106
Corwithe, John 199, 209, 217
Corwithe, Caleb 215
Camp's pond 58
Chatfleld, John 59
Cha tflcld, Thomas 200
Clam Island 293
Colton, isaac 48
Cupsogue 67, 121
Cow Neck 73
Conkling, Cornelius 74
Conkling, Jonathan 107
Captain's Neck 178
Chambers, Dr. P. F 90
Corey, iiradock 103
Corey, Isaac 217
Clam Creek 121
Cavanagh, John 145
Canoe Place 168, 175
Cooper, Caleb 117
Cooper, Matthew 11, 123
Cooper, Zophar I44
Cooper, John estate 258
Cooper, Sarah 200, 209, 258
Cooper. Mary 184, 204, 239
Cooper, ivlargaret 182, 186, 187
County bills 50, 91
Dirty Creek 7, g, 94, 288
Davis, Adelia 10, 40, 41, 9 1
Uavis, John 12, 16, 22, 33, 35, 68, 21(!
jjavis, Benjamin 14, 20, 22, 28, 33, 40, 67
Davis, Zachariah 33, 68
Davis, Jonathan 34, 68
Davis, Rebecca 41
Davis, Elijah 67
Davis, Martha 67
Davis, Abiel 35, 68
Davis, Joseph 97
Davis, Arthur 101
Dominy, Nathaniel 22, 23, 27, 57
Dong-an, Gov. Thomas 27
Division, Great South 49, 57, 59, 145
Drake, Genardus L 52
Division, 20-Acre 61, 80
Dayton, Samuel 13, 202
Division, 40-Acre 81
Dogs 84, 164
Daines, John 105
DeReimer, Isaac 43, 102
Dimon, Charles 143
Day Wages 155, 157, 159, 163, 168, 173, 174
Diamond, Thomas 160
Drunkenness, fined 165, 168
De Bost, Mary L 145
Earle, John 10, 38, 39, 40, 74, 91, 155, 207, 209
East Hampton 12. ^xne 37, 43, 79, 85
Jeilliston, Samuel 13
Eburne, Samuel 43, lo 2
Excell, Richard 158
jL,lce, John 199, 209, 216
jjjdwards, Vv m 241
iLilliston, Joshua '. 143
Farrett, James 1
Fithian, .lonathan 70
Foster, i^enjamin 8, 21, 28, 33, 97
Foster, Edward H 9, 210
Foster, Joseph 15, 21, 50, 68, 99
Foster, John 10, 15, 21, 28, 33, 36, 59, 61, 72
Foster, Christopher 21, 28, 30, 35. 49, 54
Foster, Jeremiah . .- 34, 40, 45
Foster, Oanlel 34, 68, 96, 110
i<oster, Josiah 49, 112, 119, 137
Foster, Ellas 83
Foster, Stephen 97
Foster, Wm 98, 105
Foster, Thomas 98, 99, 141
Foster, Hackallah 99
Foster, vV^akeman Ill, 113
Foster, Jonas 141
l^'oster, Albert 212
Foster, Benj. H 220
Foster, Samuel 11
Fordham, Robert 9, 12, 21. 23, 24, 147
Fordham, Joseph 16, 21, 23, 31, 55. 61, 170
Foster, Henry 22
Foster. Nathan 35, 112
Fordham, Jonah 33, 39, 68
Fordham, Alexander 51, 99
Fordham, ^oraham 112, 113
Fordham, Pelletlah 78, 198
Fowler. Christopher 10. 185, 223
Fowler. Richard 33, 41, 42, 68, 101. 176
Fowler, w m 122
Flyina: Point 11. 190. 292
Fannias, Horace 3 2. 52, 146
First Neck 22. 117. 165, 181. 205, 258
Flint, Benoni 33, 41, 70
Floyd, Kichard -.4
Fulling Mill 63, 65
Fanning, James 121, 122
Frog Pond 202
Fire Place, Brookhaven 213
Field, Sarah 214, 324
Fletcher, Rev. Seth 220
Fletcher, Mary 193, 220
Farrington's Keck 243, 281
Frontier, tax for 153, 154
Goldsmith, ThoB 7, 11. 17, 21, 28. 180. 182. 184. 190, 205
Goldsmith. John 182, 186
Gin Lane 9. 12, 194, 199
Gilbert, Caleb 35. 41, 69, 90
Gardiner, I>avid 42, 102, 137
vjibbs, Andrew 43, lo2
(joring,, Henry 41
Gibbons, John 53
uelston, Hugh 58, 59, 98, 100, 103, 105, 113, 115, 168
Gelston, Maltby 105
Gelston, John 113
Gelston, Rev. Samuel 175
Goodale, Joseph 34, 69, 98, 143, 158
Governor 166, 169
Green, Barney A 214
Goodwin, Thomas 217
Goodale, Joseph 4C
Harriman, Rev. John, Agreement 146
Hampton, James 11, 22, 28, 87
Hand Joiiah 41, 69, 175
Hand, David 48
Hand, Benjamin 179
Iffind, John 35
llangson, ^homas 41, 165, 169
I.ray G."«iund 57
Head of Creek 12, 49. 52, 59, 61, 141, 158, 168, 178, 224, 251
Harris, ueorge 28, 33, 41, 68, 97
Harris, Leonard 42
Harris, Samuel 42
Harris, Mary 70
Harris, Joseph 223
Haines, rJenjamin 16, 22, 33, 35, 186, 216
Haines, James 35, 40 44, 68
Haines, Sarah 40
Haines, David 66. 97
Haines, Stephen 88
Haines, John 66, 87, 97
Haines, Samuel 35
Haines, 'Ineodore F 64
Hildreth, James A 9
Hildreth, Joseph 33, 36, 67, 97, 135
Hildreth, James 34, 41, 184, 223
Hildreth, Joshua ^4,56, 57, 63
Hildreth, Nathaniel 97
Hildreth, Ephraim 98, 148
Hildreth, i^uther 112
Hildreth, Jonathan 184
Howell, Arthur 15, 28
Howell, Abraham 44, 74
Howell, ±vicnard 7, 21, 34, 142, 177
Howell, J. W. F 9, 161
Howell, Edward 10, 12, 27, 45, 46
Howell, Daniel 112
Howell, John 10, 12, 17, 21, 2S, 45, 81
Howell, Edmund 12, 27, 73
Howell, Ephralm 33, 37, 68, 221
Howell, Joshua 34
Howell, Isaac 34, 76, 85, 172
Howell, Josiah 30, 49, 51, 97, 144
Howell, iheophilus 35, 36, 44, 45, 58, 69, 74
Howell, ijewis Ill
Howell, Ellsha 34, 45, 58, 74, 95
rtowell, Joseph 40, 98
Howell, Abraham 31
Howell, Jonah 35, 41, 112
Howell, Hezekiah 54, 86, 141
Howell, Elisha 58, 70
Howell, Samuel 35, 62, 104, 114
Howell, Jonatnan 68
Howell, Susannah 35, 68
Howell, Mary 69
Howell, Hannah 70
Howell, Zebulon 51, 100, 143
Howell, Matthew 36, 37, 52, 92, 95, 104
Howell, Thomas 35, 71
Howell, Jeremiah 75
Howell, Micah 83
Howell, Abner 97
Howell, Jedediah 104
Howell, Silas 104, 144
Howell, David Ill, 112, 113, 232
Howell, Lemuel 35, 70
Howell, Henry , 99
Howell, Nathaniel 35, 59
Howell, Ebenezer 119
Howell, Charles 121, 182
Howell, Levi 123
Howell, i^liineas 144, 14R
Howell, Joslah 3^, 143, 144
Howell, Obadiah 141
Howell, Benjamin 35
Howell, Joshua 113
Halsey, Thomas 7, 8, 13, 15
Halsey, David 8, 39, 68
Halsey, iL,phraim 98
rialsey, J onathan 8, 50
Halsey, Hugrh 123
Halsey, Isaac 13, 21, 69, 160
Halsey. Charles H .V^13, 91-
Halsey, Zebulon 106
Halsey, Abigail 30
Halsey, Daniel 30, 34, 35, 54, 105, 122, 208
Halsey, j^iias 107
Halsey, Richard 30
Halsey, Hilisha 99
Halsey, Nathaniel 33, 55, 67, 78
Halsey, Jeremiah 33, 41, 48, 70, 91
Halsey, Wm 112
~"'sey, Josiah 2-i, 58
Halsey, Israel 105
Halsey, Mary 39
Halsey, Job 123
Halsey, .vbraham 57
Halsey, Henry 57
Halsey, Nathan 63
Halsey, Joshua 69
Halsey, Amy 96
Halsey, ±iannah 96
Halsey, Samuel 97
Halsey, Ezekiel 97
lialsey, Martha 97
Halsey, .^oshua 101
Halsey, Lemuel 123
Halsey, i:^aul 120
Halsey, Jesse 34, 145
lialsey, Henry 145
Halsey, Charles S 163
lialsey, -^ndrew 214
Halsey, Jemima 208, 283
Halsey, Wm 112
Halsey, Dr. Silas 112
Halsey's Manor 171, 172
Huntting-, Benjamin 121
Huntting, Matthew 6
Huntting, Henry E 215, 216
Hog Neck Spring 9, 53, 62 80, 83
Hog Neck 10, 66, 139, 166
Ifanti^ngton i9, 43, lo2
Hughes, Humphrey 40, 70, 288
Hughes, Abner 70
Hon!" Hill 50, 87
Hill Street .' 7
Hill Street 7
Hevricii James 7, 23, 21, 24, 33, 40
Herrick, William 31, 33, 40, 98, 115, 122, 124, 164, 201
Herrick, Mehetabel 53
Herrick, Stephen 53, 57, 98, 101
Herrick, Nathan 98
Herrick, George 105
Herrick, Henry 110
Herrick, Martha 236, 237
Herrick, Thomas 154, 155, 156, 158, 159
Herricks, Queens Co 201
Havens, Jonathan 66
Havens, John 66
Horton, Benjamin 229
Hay Ground 78
Hobart, John 82
Helme, Thomas 83
Horse Mill 161
Heathcote, Caleb 170, 185
Hacker's Hole 187
Hedges, Daniel 47, 89, 107
Hedges, Stephen 35, 70
Hedges, J onathan 104
Hedges, David 109, 111, 112. 113
Hedges, Mary 214, 224
Indians 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 31, 37, 49, 50, 52, 71 79 84 91 92 95 163 196 199
Indian line 51, 152, 158
In Meadow, N. Sea 145
Inventory, Jolin Davis 161
Island Creek 291
Johnes, Samuel 11, 15, 21, 33, 58, 73, 88
Johnes, Ephraim 34
Johnes, Edward 41
Johnes, Obadiah 115
Johnes, Thomas 144
J<ssup, John 9, 12, 13, 15, 21, 27, 31, 33, 80, 165
.. essiip, Isaac 33, 66
Jc'SSi'D, Bethia 99
Je^Pi.n. Thomas 144, 17S!
Ja.^-fjcr. Hiibi'i t 10
Jaf^trti , Wni 10. 100
., agger, Lewis 11
Jagger John 11, 13, 18, 22, 23, 28. 38, 98, 155
Jagger, .v'alter L 14, 221
jagger, Jeremia.. 33, 60, 72, 98, 165
jagger, Hannah 34
Jagger, Jonathan 3 4
Jagger, oamuel 35, 68, 98, 104
Jagger, Natnan 98
jagger, Stephen 105
Jennings, John 30, 32, 33, 177, 216
Jennings, William 31, 50, 59, 97
Jennings, Samuel 59, 97
Jennings, Albert 190
James, Rev. Thomas 42, 188
.Jury ±juty 91
Jobs Lane 101, 122
Jacobs, Joel 124
.fericho. Queens Co 142
Jago, John 261, 263, 264
jackson, Col. John 143
Jackson, Septer 14
Kempton, Manassah 34, 3 1 , 55, 75, 98, 142
Kelluni, Robert 81, 87, 201
Kelley's Pond 118, 199
Long Springs 10, 15, 16, 76, S3, 158 204, 237
Littleworth 11, 194, 240
Little Neck, N. Sea 50
.-. .lie Pond, N. Sea 87
i^ane, Daniel 179
Lake, Elizabeth 224
Ludlam, Henry 8, 22, 27, 28, 96
Ludlam, Joseph 8, 10, 16, 22
Ludlam, Anthony 22, 27, 28
Ludlam, Wm 23, 35
Laughton, John 13, 14, 22, 23, 27, 33, 89, 177
i-iaug:hton. Widow 40
Laughton, Josiah 42, 101
Laugrhton, Sarah 191
Lum, Samuel 16, 35. 41, 69, 189, 219
Lum, Matthew 76, 86
Lupton .Christopher 22, 28
Lupton, Anthony 28. 81
Lupton. Thomas 35. 50, 97
Lupton, Joseph 35, 40, 42. 68
Lupton. John 33. 36. 70
Lupton, Josiah 239
Land taxed 24
List of Town 28
Learning, Esther 35
Learning, Christopher 41, 45, 172, 179
Long Tongue 300
Larrison, Mary 40, 163, 164
Larrison, Widow 42
Liarrison, John 208
Lloyd, Richard 43. 102
Mackie, John. Jr 59. 98
IvJ ackie, David 144
M.'acox 7, 8, 10. 15. 62, 57, 93, 95, 168
Meacox Bay 46
Meacort Gate 183
Mill Creek 8
Mill i,t th 11
Mill Stone brook 13. 16. 50, 51, 153 216. 225, 265
Marphall, Benjamin 91, 98, 101
Marshall, Joseph 144, 146, 194
Meeting House 23, 26, 27. 79. 84. 100. 154, 155. 157. 179
j\^,...ii.-o House, Bridgehampton 5 J
Meeting, Kcaver Dam lOf
Meeting, D« f ds for 170
Moore, Joseph 35, 64, 70, 95, 97
Moore, Daniel 54
Moore, non.^smin 251
Mitchell, John 35, 41. 44, 69. 95, 175
Mowbray, John 35, 41, 43, 70, 102
Mills, Isaac 33, 87
Mills, Samuel 178
Meggs, Mark 219
ivlaltby, John ^ 33. 40, 142, 165
Moorehouse, John 34, 42, 53, 62, 69, 186
Melvine, waiter 41, 213, 214
Meals, price 92
McCorkle, James 91, 146, 185
Mulford, Mary 98
Mill, Noyack 94
Mill Stone Swamp 81
Mandell. Moses 81
Magee, James 142
Mapham, Mary 229
Moriches, East 103
North Sea 10, 15, 22, 33, 50, 178, 145, 124, 136, 87, 89
80, 73, 142, 177, 238. 258. 37. 39, 178. 187. 208, 202, 204
North Sea road 11. 59, 146
North Sea line 153, 154. 172
North Sea lots 216
North Sea Proprietors 242, 243
North Side 166
Narrow j-iane, Wickapogrue 178, 232
Narrov/ Lane. Bridgehampton 64
Nevton. Benoni 10, 16, 33. 41 , 197, 209
Norris, Peter 34, 4l. 69. 87
Norris, Robert 35. 41. 55. 69. 166. 177
Norris, Dorcas 99
Nassau Island 32, 71
Nicoll, Wm 43. 102
Noyack 53, 64, 65, 66, 89
Noyack, Little 94^
Newcomb, Samuel 58
North Division 47
Nortli West 79
ox Pasture 9, 19, 22, 147, 178, 258
Oldfield, John 223
Ogrden, John 23, 27, 233
Ogden's Neck 49, 73
Oneck 76, 172
Oath of Town Officers 115, 116
Osborne, John P 122
Old Town pond 167
Old Town '. 193, 233
Plain Little 12, 13
Plain,Great 19, 23, 90, 202
Plain, Gate 2 4?-
Pierson, Henry 11, 13, 15, 17, 23, 24
Pierson, Henry, Jr 31, 33, 37, 178, 179, 213
Pierson, Joseph 35, 36, 74, 75, 98, 142
Pierson, Theodore 33, 55
Pierson, Caleb 41
Pierson, David 44, 74, 106
Pierson, Josiah 49
Pierson, Theophilus 46, 76
Pierson, Job 54, 80, K'5
Pierson, Stephen 105
Pierson, Nathan 10 9
Pierson, Timothy Ill, 115
Pierson, James 120
Pierson, Elias 146
Pierson, Mary 192
Pierson, Benjamin 194, 220
Parsonage house 16, 67, 96, 147, 157. 158, 159, 160
Parsonage land 51, 70, 75, 77, 90, 100, 101, 141, 160, 162, 260, 287
Post, Richard 10, 15,17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 248
Post, Edwin 23
Post, Wm. J 23, SI. 174, 256
Post, John 35, 40, 49, 58, 143
Post, Joseph 33, 68, 73, 248
Post, Isaac 96, 103, x.t, 112, 113
Post, Samuel 121
A ost, Dorothy 254, 261
Post, Henry H 53
Patent 27, 102, 114, 166
Phillips, Zerobabel 9, 14, 21, 28, 81
Phillips, Martna 35, 69, 263
Phillips, Mehetabel 161, 162
^'hillips, Moses 178
Phillips, Rev. George i 192
Phillips, xxnn 222, 233
Parker, John 35, 40, 70 77, 81, 94, 96, 161, 174
ralmer, Benjamin 179, 213, 279
Painter, Richard 185
Ping-, John 40
Perkins, Wm 39, 41, 68
Petty, i^dward 35, 41, 69, 77
Petty, John 219
Parvin, Thomas 41, 42
Patents in Suffolk County 42, 102
Proprietors 49, 50, 53, 66, 69, 78, 80, 90, 91, 119, 150, 169, 171
Poor of Towns 67, 81
Pattens, Robert , 68
Pound 84, 92, 160, 162, 170, 173, 174
Parish rate 96, 163
Payne, John 97
Piece of Eight 83
* ears, John
Poxabogue 77, 175
Peconic river 77
Pierce, j onathan 99
Payne, Philinda 144
Parks, Nathaniel 154
Prison house 162, 163
Parker's mill 166, 174
Post for notices 168
Pope, Thomas 201
Pelletreau, Francis 97, 176
Pelletreau, John 119, 121, 144
Pelletreau, Elias 120, 127, 144
Pelletreau, Nathaniel 126
Pelletreau, Wm. S 126, 143, 145, 212
Pelletreau, Francis 127, 193
Pelletreau. Maltby 127
Quogue 25, 26, 54„ 113, 176
i,iuit Rent 27, 28, 62, 82, 103, 115, 119, 149, 166, 168, 175
Rawson, Edward 6
Kogers, Obadlah 7, 10, 16, 22, 65, 68, 96, 145
Rogers, Harriet P 15
Rogers, Mary 34, 68
Rogers, Jonah 34, 42, 57, 70, 73
Rogers, Vincent 50
Rogers, James 103
Rogers, Wm 106
Rogers, Zephanlah 108, 110
Rogers, Jonathan 110, 115
Rogers, Herrick 119, 124
Rogers, Warren 144
Rogers, Hiram S 179, 192
Rainer, Joseph 7, 9, 12, 15, 26
Rainer, Thurston 9. 21, 195
Rainer, John 33, 224
Rainer, Isaac 34, 89
Rainer.Jonathan 39, 54
Rainer, x^ugh 106
Rainer, Henry 121
Rainer, Adonijah 144
Raine*-, Mary 207, 224
Russell, John 61
Russell, Widow 10
Russell, Wm 11, 22, 27 "" -'•''
xv.ussell, Oliver 41
Russell, Thomas 61, 83
Rose, John 12, 15, 22, 28, 33, 39, 40, 89, 177, 188, 208, 237
Rose, Thomas 35, 70, 288
Rose, David 33, 40, 68, 97, 99
Rose, Wm 41
Rose, Abigail 68, 235
Rose, James 98
Rose, Jetur R 89
Rose, Christopher 96
Rose, Zacheus 96
Rose, Abraham 104, 113
Rose, Elbert 186
Rose, Henry xvi 263
Reeves, Alber. 15, 101
Reeves, John 33, 67, 170
Reeves, Thomas 67, 141
Reeves, Hannah 67
Reeves, Abig-ail 67
Reeves, ritephen 99, 119
Reeves, liidward 122
Redfleld, James 20
Rusco, Nathaniel 41
liobinson. Bartleit 142
Rounsfleld, Richard 69
Rugs, John 63, 64, 74
Rugg's stream 61, 65, 66, 89
Randall, Stephen E 59
Reed, Thomas 45, 48
Reed, Sarah 48
Reed, Abraham 94
Rate Lists 31, 33, 52, 78, 82, 92
Riding East 87, 89
Red Creek 76, 81, 94, 234, 242
^wiverhead 96, 175
Root, Hon. Elihu 162
Seaponack 11, 13, 15, 51, 7 i. 158, 174, 180
Saggaponack 12. 13, 16, 76, 87, 126, 129
Sagg pond 15, 53, 54, 71, 87, 93, l?-*. 178, 187, 288
Sagg stream 63
Sagg Swamp 85, 86
Stanborough, Josiah 12, 28
Stanborough, Peregrine 21, 28, 68, 181
Stanborough, John 41, 68
Stanborough, Elizabeth 140
Shinnecock 19, 84, 95, 175
Shinnecock Hills 13, 169
Shinnecock Bay 27
Sandy Hill 14
Second Neck 15
Stirling, Earl of 1
Silvester, Constant 42, 102
Silvester, Nathaniel 42, 102
Southold 43, 102
Snake Hollow 64
Seven Ponds 51. 60, 143. 145, 146, 2.
St. Cleare, Robert 6
■"'-Dhens, Thomas 22, 35, 58, 76, 90, 94. 99
Shaw, Thomas 22, 33, 35, 39, 68, 216, 240
Shaw, Francis 41
Shaw, David 97
Shaw, Richard 89
Shaw, John 95
Sturmy, Charles 28, 216, 217, 234
Strickland, Jonathan 35, 70
Sandford, Ezekiel 35, 38, 70. 93, 179, 187
Sandford, Thomas 54, 58, 61, 83, 103
Sandford, John 107, 113
Sandford, David 108
Sandford, ooel 114
Swan Creek 287
St. Georges Manor 103, 108
Shelter Island 103
Setuck 71, 121
Speonk 50, 71
Strong, Thomas 48
Swan Island 121
Sayre, Job 10, 14, 31, 86, 98
Sayre, Francis 10, 18 67
Sayre, Daniel 10, 28, 85, 142, 163, 250
Sayre, Joseph 10, 14
Sayre, Thomas 28, 29, 72
Sayre, Ichabod 34, 68, 76, 98
Sayre, John 35, 55
Sayre, James 35
Sayre, Sarah 33
Sayre, Nehemiah 98, 105
Sayre, Joshua 110
Sayre, Isaac 120
Sayre, Abraham 146
Sayre, Foster 146
Southampton, Main street 10, 11, 14, 15, 43
Seely, Robert 19
Scott, John 22, 234, 24?
Scott, Jeckomiah 35, 40, 46, 50, 68, 73, 87, 142, 154
Scott, Jackson 145
Sag HarDor, 12 Acres 66
Sag Harbor 89
School House 100, 114, 119, 120, 122
School iieports, et seq 124
Stony mil 47
Stratton, Jeremiah 105
Smith, Richard 22,28, 43, 102, 188, 216. 232, 281
Smith, Col. vv m 43, 102
Smith, Benjamin 43, 79, 102
Smith, Jonatiian 96
Smith, Joseph 99
Smith, Hii§-h 112
Smith, Dr John 119, 143
Smith, Sylvester 124
Smith, Theophilus 138
Smith, Wilmot lu 142
Snnth. Nathaniel 143
Smith, Josiah 121
Smith. Dr. Wm , 146
Singletree, Nathaniel 90
Sabbath, breach of 157, 164
Small Pox 166
Stocks 166, 170. 255
Scuttle Hole 88, 175
Sale, Obadiah 185
Town pond 144, 165, 167, 284
Towyoung:, (Red Creek) 234, 242
Toilsome lane 9, 12
Towd 12, 16, 58, 153, 237
Tennison, John 14, 22, 26, 27, 206, 221
Trustee 16, 36, 65, 67, 48, 50 61, 54, 55, 57, 58,
62, 63, 71, 74, 101, 119, 161, 171, 168, 37, 151
Town Meeting 25, 27, 49, 51, 70, 79, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 161
Thomas, Dr. T. G 165
Topping-, Thomas 10, 11, 18, 17, 21, 33, 180, 53, 225,162
Topping, John 12, 21, 28, 162
Topping, Elnathan 35, 42, 70
Topping, Josiah 33, 48
Topping, Hezekiah 33, 56, 70
Topping, James 41
Topping, Stephen 45, 47, 55
Topping, Edward 103
Topping, Hannah 212, 224, 250
Topping, Rachel 233
Topping, G. Clarence 288
Tarbell, Wm 34, 53, 168
Tarbell, Thomas 83
Taylor, Mary 34
Taylor, li,benezer 93
Townsend, James 77
Travely, Hannah 34
Town Bills 37, 58, 79
Transients warned 93, 249
Town line 108
Town bounds 164, 166
Town house 168
Tlpling and gaming 118, 165, 168
Ten Acre Lots 182, 262
Town Clerk 170
Tant, John 197
Union School, Southampton l'*, 144
Van Cortland, Stephen 43
Vonck, Cornelius 28, 185
Vonck, Madeline 199
Wampum 20, 25, 26
Water Mill 12, 55
v/lndmill lane 7, 9, 144, 161, 20
White, John 7, 21, 89, 107. 122, 222, 233
While Frank . .
W hite, Ephraim 85 86. 98. 120
INDEX XX J
Wliite, Ruth . 39, US
White, Silas . 53, 63
White, James 58, 63, 183
White, E'lwj Id 51, 199
While, Elias 51, 7?
White, Charles 70. 105
W hite, Silvanus 77
White, Ebenezer 83, 111
White, vV^. Seymour 101
Wines, George 10, 146, 185
Windmill, First Neck 90
Windmill, Mecox 7 8
vv ickapogue 11, 15, 177, 178, 233, 236
Woodruff, John 12, 16, 18, 21, 23
Woodruff, Benjamin 51, 97
Woodruff, Samuel 51
Woodruff, Nathaniel 51
Willman, Isaac 13, 17, 21, 23, 24
Willman, James 35
Willman, John 35, 41, 68
Weequiam brook 232
vv eckatuck spring 229, 242
Warehouse, Seponack 159, 180
Williams, Robert 142
Woolley, Robert 13, 16, 18, 22, 28, 69, 87, 189
Woolley, John 34, 41, 69. 98, 142
Vv oolley, Joseph 35, 50, 69
Woolley, Silas Ill
Woolley's pond 283
whiting. Rev. Joseph 16, 39, 41, 90, 149, 155, 162
Whales 21, lo4, 211, 255
., haling 196, 199
Vv neat, price 155
vv est bpy 27
Wicks, Job 23, 47, 53, 99„ 141
\vicks, John 40, 47, 48, 71
Wicks, Henry 48
Wicks, >v m 142
Wilmot, Alexanuer 35, 70
Woodhull, Richard, lot 275, 283
Wood, Jacob 35, 70
Wood Close 143, 292
Wade, Dr 35, 162, 163
Vv ickham, Josepa 41, 175
W ickham, Thomas 43, 102
Willis, Samuel 43, 102
Woolworth, Rev. Samuel 71
v\fhitehead, Samuel 40, 67
Willett, Thomas and Richard 102
Wever, Samuel 41
West, Jonathan 70
vv indmill hill 47
v\^rlves 50, 91
Wood, price 50, 155
West Neck 50, 73
Waters, Samuel 139
White's, David, lane 146
VA.ods, fire in 157
Wales, Salem H 162
Youi'ig-s John 6
INDEX OF DEEDS.
2051st Neck, Gom'a£
245 Main Street
Peregrine Stanborough 189Mecox
Benoni Newton 197Kellies Pond
Benjamin Haines 204Kellies Pond
Jacob Wood 208Mecox
Leonard Harris 274Kellies Pom;
John Campbell 275Sagg
Peregrine Stanbr^rough 204Mecox
Mary Briggs 198Kcllies oPnd
Samuel Barnes 211Main st., Gt. Plains
287 Great Plain
297Main St.. Capts. Nk.
205Mill Pond Head
213Mill Pd. Hd., Sagg
2l4Mill Pd. Hd.. Sagg
INDEX OF DEEDS
Cooper, Sam., Jas.
Clark, Sam'l, N. Sea
Clark, Sam' Susannah
Wm. Hei rick
269Mill Pond Head
209North end of Vi,,
N. End of Village
2041S. End of Village
239Hill St. Halsey's Nk.
John Jagger 252Tjong Pon.i
Peregrine Stanborough 253Sagg
Sam'l, James Cooper
of C'lri TowiiFifteen Mile Tsl.
302Est. Edmund Clark
Cook, Mart ha, Abigail
Fletcher, Rev. Seth
John Rose, Jr.
244Agreement to bjild b.
266Main St & Potunk
240Lily Hill, E. Hmp'n
2 )0 Birch Neck
2S3Little Noyac Mill
199 Calf Neck
]93ReleMse of Estate
Release of Estate
INDEX OF DEEDS
t leteher, Mary
h letcher, Mary
i letcher, Mary
b letcher, Mary
Foster, C'hri:st')plier Samuel Mir.s
ICSMain street & Olt. Tn.
l"J4Kog Nk & Ox P'ture
220l.li/,,bethtow.-;. IJ J.
I'oster, J h'l
Foster, I'-.'nj. Hz oth
Foidh.am.Rev J mah
t.oldsmith, Thorns s
John Howell, Jr.
John Howell, Jr.
B< nj.imin Haines
John Tlowell, Jr.
2r)7Ho--: Nk. & Brushy Nk
27 7 Hog- Neck
265Mill Stone Brook
251 Head of Creek
279Power of Attorney
Richard Howell. Jr
Richard Howell Jr.
Richard Howell, J"-.
Fire Pla'-e, B'liaven
Head of Creek
Wickapogue, JMain St.
and Head of C:eek
Land at Mecox
INDEX OF DEEDS
Howell, Richard John Howell, Jr.
Hov-'oU, John, Jr. John White
Howell, Edward Josiah Bartholemew
261 Beach Meadow
263 Ketch? ponack
264 Main Street
John et. al
John Howell, Jr.
Mill Stone Brook
West Street village
10 Acre Lots
Head of Cteek
Scuttle Hole, L'worth
Ogden's Nk Halsey's Nk
Quogue and Potur^k
Agreement lo whale
Mecox and Potunk
Main St., First Neck
4 barrels of oil
Est. Thos. Hildreth
Main Street, Mecox at
Mill Neck & Hog Ne
263 Flying Pt. Asop's Nk.
27? Second Neck
295 Halsey's Neck
INDEX OF DEEDS
J-^ssi p, JoVn
AgreeTii't to whale 196,
John Jennings, Jr.
John Jessup. Jr
John Jessup, Jr.
North Sea Proprietors
:j94 lialsey's Neck
229 Marriage Agreement
266 Mastic, Brookhaven
186 Sagg pond
215 Calf Pen Neck
216 North Sea
217 West Street, village
227 North Sea
229 Patesquash, B'haven
239 North Sea
246 North Sea
30 4 Little Noyack
291 Main St., Great Plains
191 Main st. & Wickapogue
224 Weckatuck Spring
242 Brushy Neck
Jess- p, John
John Howell, Jr.
John "W nlte
Lanii 1 IFa.soy
Ten Acre Lots
Estate Thomas Jessup
Ten Acre Lots
Mill Stone Brook
4 Halsey's Neck
Estate of John White
Hefid of Creek
Laughton, John Wm. Herrick
Laughton. Sarah Wm. Barker
Laughton, John John JeT.n'n;rs
Laughton, John Wm. Barker
i_,eaming, Chris toi>her Henry Pierson
Learning, ChristopherPIeniy Pierson
Lupton, ChristopherRlchard Howell
Li;pton, Thomas John Jessup
Ludlam, Henry Daniel Sayre
Ludlam, Anthonv Wm. Barker
25 4 Second Neck
289 Ox Pasture
291 North Sea
246 Sagg, hon-e lot
North Sea and Mill
234 Red Creek
284 Ox Pasture
INDEX OF DEEDS
Henry Ludlam Jr.
22 7 Mecox
Moore, Benjamin Joseph Sayre
Mooie, Jos. Sarah Joseph Wickham
Moore, Joseph Thomas Rose
Marshall, Joseph Thomas Reeves
251 P.rushy Neck, Hog- Neck
280 Sajrer Pond
286 Swan Creek
194 Ox I'asture
North Sea Prop.
North Sea Prop.
John Howell, Sr.
John Howell. Jr.
West Street village
M.ain Street and Little-
worth, c First Neck
Hog: Neck & Commonage
Phillips Zer.- babel
Esther Clark 223
Abigail White 223
Bzekiel S'lndfor-! 237
James White 233
Martha Howell ^03
Ann White 304
John Cooper 201
Henry Pierson 192
Christonher Learning 179
Theophilus Howell 273
North end of villa-^e and
Halsey's Neck & N Sea
Shinnecock & Hog Nk
Ten Acre Lots
INDEX OF DEEDS
John Rose, Jr.
John Rose. Jr.
.Joseph Say re
North Sea, Long Springs
Halsey's Nk. Seponak Bh
Iloir Nock, Brushy Neck
Wickapogruf and Mecox
Shinnecock, O^den's Nk
Ton Acre Lots
Osrden's Neck, Birch Nk.
Ten Acre I.,ots
Rogeis, Jo nail.
Sii'ipl ins, V/ui.
Ezekiel Sand ford
Johr Howell, et. al
215 Sagg Pond
182 Cooper's Neck
185 Main Street
304 North Sea
INDEX OF DEEDS
neCooper, Sam'l, Jas.
Paniel Sayrt, Jr
Inhabitants of Mecox
Topping, Thomas, Sr
Topping, Josiah, John
Toppinsr JaiT es
Thomas Topping, Jr.
Thomas Topping Jr.
2 ^ 1
Asop's Nk, Catchaponack
Birch Nk & Cold Spring
Accabog & Seponaek
Whale oil bought
N. Sea Rd, Bowden's Sq
Vont k, Cornelius
189 Tools of trade
189 Long Pond
200 West Street
292 Hog Neck
1S5 West Street
189 Main Street
INDEX OF DEEDS
Woo] ley, Robert
\\ oolley, Robert
Will man, loaac
.(ob Say re
I.s.iac 'Vi'illinc'n. Jr.
I.caac Wilhnari, Ir.
Elizabethtown, N J,
Ten Acre Lots
Mill Pond head
Mill Pond head
G)mmission to James Farirett.
To aU Xristian People and all others to whome these pres-
ents shall come or in any wise appertaine, Greeting, know
yee that I Wm. Earie of Sterling having for and divers
good and valuable causes and considerations therein more
at large and particularly contained and expressed by and
with ye consent, direction appointm^ent and command of
his mcst Sacred majesty the king, obtained A Patent or
grant from ye corporation for New England, under their
common Seale, Bearing date the two and twentieth day of
Aprill in the eleventh yeare of his sd majesty's Charles of
England, Scotland, ff ranee and Ireland King, or Anno
Dom. 163G, of a certaine Island thereunto adjacent, lying
or being situate or bci ided between ye degrees of forty
and forty one of ye northerly latitude or there abouts. To
Have and to Hold to me the said Wm. Earle of Sterling my
heires and assignes ffor ever, as relation being there unto
had doth and may more at large appeare. And where as I
ye said Wm Earle of Sterling am willing and desirous to
mprove ye same for ye Enlargement of his said Majesties
vast dominions and empire in ye continent of America by
planting and settling in these large and vacant tracts of
wilderness within the said grant specified and contained
an Industrious and sober people, yt may Inhabit ye same to
ye glory of God and the honor of his Majesty, as well as
their own mutual comfort and advantage. I have in or-
der to ye said good end, and for divers other good causes
and considerations me thereunto especially moving made or-
2 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
dained, constituted and appointed, and by these presents
doe make, ordain, constitute and appoint my trusty and
well beoved friend, James ffarret, Gent, to be my true and
lawfull Attorney or agent for me and in my name, to my
only use and behoofe to goe, enter into and upon and take
possession of ye afforesaid Long Island and other ye Islands
thereunto Adjacent, with all and every of their Rights,
members and appurtenances and them or any of them so
entered into and upon or taken possession of to plant and
improve as providence shall afford opportunities. All sofor
ye incouragement and assurance of settlement to all such
persons as shall bee willing to plant and settle in any or
all of the Afforesaid Islands. He, the said James Farrett is
empowered and authorised. And I the said Wm. Earle of
Sterling doe hereby impower and authorise him for mee, my
heirs Executors and administrators, and for every of
us to lett, mortgage, sell, or by any other way or means for
a present sum or sums of money, or for yearly rent, to dis-
pose of ye said Islands or any part or parts of them, for
such time and times, tearm and tearms of yeares for life
or lives, or forever, and in fee as my said Attorney or Agent
shall judge most probably conducing to my profht and be-
hoofe, and to ye other end before specified. And after one
or more Stations or Colleneyes of people shall be there in
any or all of ye affore said Islands settled, to contrive,
erect and establish such honest and wholesome orders and
ordinances amongst, and for ye benefit of said planters
and Collonies as shall be judged, together with and upon
the advice of ye Right Worshipfull John Winthrop Esq.
Gov. of Boston Collony in ye said New England, most
tending to ye preservation of ye publique peace, ye im-
provement of trade and Commerce and the execution of
justice in obedience to ye lawes of God and as much as
may be Agreeable to ye lawes of England, and I do like-
wise hereby desire and authorise my said Attorney or
agent to take advice of ye said Mr. Winthrop how he shalJ,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 3
and thereupon accordingly to demeane himselfe towards
ye natives if they should att any tyme claime any right,
tittle, Interest or propriety to ye said Islands or any of
them, or to any parts or parcell of them or any of them.
And I the said Wm. Earle of Sterling doe for ye better
prosecution and management of ye said affair as well as
for due encoragement to my said Attorney or agent, for
me, my heirs executors and administrators, convenant
promise and agree to and with ye sd James Farrett, his ex-
ecutors, administrators and assigns yt I will from tyme to
tyme and at all tymes as there shall bee need and occasion,
shall secure, send and transmit a full and sufficient main-
tainance to him my said Attorney or agent, for himselfe
and servants as shall become a person soe imployed, and
if opportunity of shipping from hence be wanting, or any
other unexpected causalty should fall out by which my
said Attorney or agent should be reduced to straights, it
shall and may be lawfull for my said Attorney or agent,
and I doe hereby allow him to charge one or more bills of
Exchange for such sum or sums of money as his need
shall require, a supply of which said bill or bills I, ye said
Wm. Earle of Sterling doe hereby for myself, my heires,
executors and administrators promise to accept, sattisfy
and content, provided nevertheless, and it is hereby in-
tended yt hee my said Attorny or agent shall not charge
any such bill or bills of exchange unless he can by noe
lawfull wayes and means raise such monies, in, about, out
of touching or concerning ye premises, or any of them ;
which that he may the better doe and accomplish I ye
said Wm. Earle of Sterling, do for myself, my heires, exe-
cutors, administrators and assigns, and every of us further
convenant promise and agree to and with ye said James
ffarret, his executors, administrators and assigns and every
of them, that hee my Attorney or agent shall have full
power and authority. And I doe hereby for my selfe, my
4 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
heires, executors, administrators and assigns and every of
us (for the reasons afore said) and for divers other good
considrations me thereunto especially moving/ fully and
absolutely impower and authorise him ye saidjames ffarret
my Attorney or agent to treat bargain, contracte there upon
conclude and for such sum or sums of money as he shall
Judge fitt, and a valuable considration, for which or any
parte or parcell there of his receipt or receipts shall be a
sufficient discharge against mee, my heires executors and
administrators for ever, to sett, lett, assign, mortgage alien
bargaine or sell or by any other way or means to dispose
for tyme and tymes, tearme and tearmes of yeares for life
or lives, or for ever and in fee, of all the said Island or any
parte or parcell of them or any of them, to any person or
persons whatsoever that owe allegiance to the crowne of
England, by deed or deeds, assurance and assurances, ac-
cording to the custom and manner of ye place, under his
hand and seal or otherwise, as fully and absolutely as my-
self,, my heirs executors. Administrators or assigns, or any
of us might or could have done, in case we or any of us
had bin then and there personally present. Excepting and
always reserved out of the said grant or grants of any es-
tate of what kind soever, and out of every of them his ma-
jesties Royalty, and ye Companys right of Gold and Silver
oare, and all other rights and royalties, what so ever, to his
majesty, his heirs and Successors, and to ye said Com-
pany and their successors, of dues and rights belonging.
And because of the unusuel method of proceeding in this
case, ye great distance betweene the premises and this
kingdome and for the giving more full and ample satisfac-
tion to all and every such person and persons as shall or
may be inclined or concerned to deale with my said Attor-
ney or agent, for or concerning ye premises or any parts
or parcels of them, I the said Wm. Earle of Sterling doe
further for my selfe, my heires, executors and administra-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 5
tors, covenant and promise and agree to and with my said
Attorney or agent James Farrett, his executors adminis-
trators and assigns and every of them, that what ever bar-
gaine, contract, conclusion or estate, he the said James
Farrett shall make of ye premises or any part or parcel!
of them, for tearm or tearmes of years, for life or lives or
for ever, and in fee with any person or persons whatso-
ever, as afore said, shall be owned, acknowledged and made
good to ye said person or persons, by me, my heirs execu-
tors, administrators and assigns and every of us, as if we
or any of us had bin personally present there and had done
ye same. And yt I ye said Wm. Earle of Sterling, my
heirs executors and administrators, will at any time or
tymes here after upon ye reasonable request of him ye
said James ffarett or his Assignes or any other person or
persons as afore said yt have dealt with for any part or
parcell of ye premises, doe and suffer or cause to bee done
and suffered, any other or further act or actes, thing or
things whatsoever for ye further, better and more sure
making of ye premises according to ye true honest mean-
ing and Intention of these presents and ye said bargain or
bargains made pursuant there unto by my said Attorney or
agent, with any such person or persons as afore said,
as shall be reasonably devised, advised or required
by them or any of them, theire or any of theire coun-
cells that to ye doing thereof wee or any of us bee not
compelled to goe further than the Cityes of London and
Westminster ; be it by new deed or deeds assurance or as-
surances, more exactly and accordng to ye forme and law
under our hands (or any of our) and scales or any thing else
whatsoever that shall be judged requisite, to supply the de-
sign in law (if any such bee) of the former bargaines or any
of them, which my said attorney or agent made and con-
cluded the substance of them being cleare according to ye
intention and meaning of these presents. And lastly I ye
6 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
said Wm. Earle of Sterling doe hereby for me my heires
executors administrators and assigns, Covenant promise
agree and grant unto my said Attorney and agent James
ffarrett, full power and authority in touching and concern-
ing ye said Long Island, and other ye Islands affore said to-
gether with ye patent rights there unto belonging to doe
execute proceed and finnish in all things in as large and
ample manner and forme as I the said Wm. Earle of Sterl-
ing might or could doe if I were then and there present,
Rattifying and confirming whatsoever my said Attorney or
agent shall doe in ye premises according to the true intent
and meaning of these presents. In witness whereof I ye
said Wm. Earle of Sterling have here unto sett my hand
and seale this 20th day of Aprill, in the twelfth yeare of
the Reigne of our Soyeraine, Lord Charles, by the Grace of
God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland King Defend-
er of ye faith. Annoque Dom. 1637.
STERLING [L. s.]
Sealed and delivered in
the presence of
Robert Saint Cleare
This is a true copy of the originall letter of Attorney,
granted by Wm. Earle of Sterling to James ffarrett Gent,
his agent concerning Long Island. Examined per me Ed-
ward Rawson, Secretary of the Massachusetts Collony of
This is a true copy examined with ye coppy this 26th of
November Annoque Dom. 1686. By me John Youngs.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 7
The following are copies of fragments of Records, on
loose papers, deciphered with the greatest difficulty. They
are field notes of the "layers out of land" and the original
source of title to many tracts. W. S. P. '
December 12, 1666. Then layed out to Jas. Herrick, yt
hee wanteth of 20 acres i, and to Obadiah Rogers what hee
wanteth 20 acres. Together lieing on ye north side of
Richard Howell, the line'^^by Richard Howell, this lying to
him is 60 poles. The contra line viz the north 64 poles,
west side 136 poles, the contra side viz east 125 poles. Is
50 acres and 91 poles.
Thomas Goldsmith, East of Richard Howell and of Oba-
diah Rogers, South line against ye plain (?) 70 poles, north
line 70 p. line by Richard 62, p. on the east is 62 poles.
And afterwards 10 poles was taken off ye east side, and
like quantity added to the north end.
Dec. 13, next to him laid out to Joseph Rainer east and
west 80 poles, north and south 92 poles, is 46 acres.
March ye 22, 1666, laid out for Thomas Cooper, whoe
was to have 50 acres upon this division, and 10 upon the
other, is 60 acres, wee followed ye line by his fence from
his old close 180 poles west, ye breadth 58 poles, then from
ye said line measured 4 poles at ye west end and to a
poynt, namely Thomas his comer, where we began, ye
said goare making 2 acres, in all 60 acres.
To John White in part of their allotment west of Thomas
Cooper, ye eastward length is 60 poles, ye north and South
62 poles, is 23 acres i, but by reason of ye badness of the
land ye i bated.
(Note. The tractlaid out to Thomas Cooper and John
White, is north of Hill street and west of Windmill lane.
A large part is still owned by his descendants. W. S. P.)
March 27, 66 laid out fr Thomas Halsey in the neck on
ye west side of the wading place, at meacocks, from ye
stake by ye Dirty creek to ye beach southward, 86 poles.
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ye contra line south and north against ye old ground, 62
poles, ye south side lies by meacocks water, 62 poles, ye
opposite line along by the woods 56 poles, which with ye
angles from the line by ye Dirty creek in all 28 acres 5.
(Note. This is the farm of late David and Jonathan
Halsey at Watermill. W. S. P.)
Due to Henry Ludlam and Joseph 20 acres, measured
out in part in Mill neck, over against good man Halseys,
on ye north side Halseys and ye path from ye highway to
meacocks water, in ye breadth 14 poles, ye north end in
opposition 40 poles, and ye depth 45 poles, adde 2 poles
thence on the north side with allowance for the crooked
bite, in all 8 acres.
To Thomas Halsey Junr in the mill neck adjoining to
his close there northward 10 acres.
To Hen. Ludlam at ye mill, first 17 poles f depths, and
14 poles wide, and a goare of 15 poles to be made up 10
acres. Laid out soe much to it below in ye bite, as makes
all 8 acres 5, ye next being 1^ still due.
To John Cooper northward of Thomas [Cooper] his
close, ye line by it 80 poles, ye contra line by it at ye
north 80 poles, ye ends 76 poles.
Which was ye ende of ye 5th day worke, when Mr.
Howell was not with us, then againe Saturday.
A 30 acre lot, ye side by John Cooper 86 poles. Ye other
side northward 80 poles, both ends 60 poles.
Wednesday may 21. To Ben. Foster, each end 40 poles,
length 80 poles, 20 acres.
To Thomas Halsey Junr eastward of Ben ffoster towards
his house, 60 poles both ends, and 80 poles long, is 30 acres.
From his house a highway of 6 poles wide, a goare of ladd
40 poles long, a poynt south, ye northward end 16 poles is
2 acres, 1 acre within his fence and without, 1 acre.
At ye north end of all towards ye mill creeke, 23 poles
deep, which being 84 poles over is 12 acres.
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Another goare 40 poles long, and 16 poles at south end,
and 24 at north end is 5 acres. In all 50 acres.
(The above lots are at Cobb, south of main road. W.S.P.)
June 25, 66 Mr. Rainer and Joseph, across from Mr. Ford-
ham's highway southward which is ye west end, 62 poles,
eastward 40 poles, north side by Mr. Fordhams 77 poles,
south side 80 poles, accompted as 25 acres.
Alsoe a goar left to Joseph which he saith he wants, 1
acre, which goar is on that accompt allowed him.
Alsoe ye highv/ay by Mr. Fordhams is laid into the said
25 acres, if the Toune finde noe fault.
Alsoe it is agreed with Mr. Rainer and Joseph, yt to
make the highway 5 poles wide on the south side at their
cost, ye little plaine fence is to be removed.
(Note. "Mr. Rainer" was Thurston Rainer. "Mr. Ford-
ham" was Rev. Robert Fordham. The land laid out to the
Rainers is part of the farm now or late of Edward H.
Foster, Esq., at east end of Gin Lane on north side. Mr.
Fordham's land is the homestead of Mr. James A. Hildreth,
at east end of Toilsome Lane-. W. S. P.)
September 16, 1666, wee laid out widow Briggs her lot
to Zerobobel Phillips, 3 acres according to other house lots,
and 1 acre to it in part of their devision, and one acre
thrown out in the Ox Pasture. Northward of that a high-
way of 4 poles wide.
Next that a piece to John Cooper, in depth on ye south
side 40 poles, north side 32 poles, the west end against his
o wne land 32 poles, ye east end 26 poles. In all 6 acres ^.
(Note. The lot of widow Briggs, was on the west side of
the west street of Southampton, or Windmill Lane, and
south of the house formerly of Capt. Mercator Cooper,
now of J. W. Fletcher Howell. The 6 acres laid out to
John Cooper, is where the said house now stands. W. S. P.)
It is by voat given and granted unto John Jessup, the
small spring of meadow lying below hogg neck spring and
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not within North Sea mens bounds nor was laid out in ye
devision with hogg neck. (1680)
Edward Howell and Job Sayre chosen by widow Russell
to view the goods and chatties of the estate of her de-
ceased husband. And to assist them Mr. Topping hath
appointed John — and John Howell Jr, all which four per-
sons soe being chosen and appointed were sworne by Mr.
Topping to Apprize the afore said estate this llth day of
It is granted to John Earle to have an acre of land neare
unto Christophr Fowler. (1680)
(Note, This lot of John Earle, was next north of the
homestead of George Wines, and is now owned by Adelia
Davis. W. S. P.) See Vol. II Printed Records. Page 267.
It is given unto Obadiah Rogers, an acre, or acre and ^
of land next his Orchard land at Long Springs. (1680)
May 23, 1676. Laid out to Benony Newton, 6 acres of
land upon the eastward side of John Beswick, 40 poles
north and south and 24 poles east and west, 4 acres here
of upon John Coopers account, and 2 acres on the account
of Joseph Ludlam.
(Note. The above land is at mecox. W. S. P.)
Monday Jan. 13, 1667, laid out to Francis Sayre next to
his owne in ye rear devision, 46 poles, easte and weste,
and 18 poles north and south, for 5 acres.
Daniel Sayre on the north side of Francis, 46 poles easte
and weste, North side 52 poles fr 15 acres.
(Note. These pieces are in the rear of the land of Hu-
bert Jagger (late Wm. Jagger) and James Bishop, east side
of main street Southampton W. S. P.)
To Job and Joseph Sayre on the north side of Lieuten-
ant Post by Francis Sayre, on ye south side 51 poles on ye
north side 48 poles, on ye easte end 30 poles, on ye west
end 32 poles, pr 10 acres.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 11
(Note. This is the homestead of late Lewis Jagger on
east side of main street Southampton, and south side of
On the north side of John Jaggers close, after 6 acres for
Mr. Hampton, and 6 acres for Wm Russell, we laid out to
John Bishop, 80 poles in length, that is east and weste, and
20 poles wide, 10 acres.
(Note This is the west part of the farm of Samuel Bishop
fronting the east side of North Sea road. The Close of
John Jagger is the ancient Jagger homestead on east side
of North^ Sea road. The above is the first mention we
have of it, and shows that it was owned by John Jagger
before 1667. The old house was built in 1707, and was
burned on the night of Feb. 18, 1891. W. S. P.)
Tuesday laid out to Hen. Pierson, on ye easte side of
Littleworth Hollow, close along by the south side of the
mill path, 35 acres. That is 80 poles along by the path, 66
poles to the marked white oak tree for ye westward side
Next to him on the easte side for Jonas Bower, 31 acres.
(Note, These two pieces of land include all the land
bounded north by the road to the Water Mill, west by road
to Flying Point or Wickapogue, and east by road to Cobb,
and includes the homesteads of late Benjamin C. Foster,
and Samuel Foster, W. S. P.)
For Thomas Topping on the north side of mill path on
the easte side of Littleworth Hollow, 26 acres.
(Note, This is the late homestead of Capt. Eli White,
now of Henry White)
For Samuel Johnes, 20 acres towards Thomas Gold-
smith's Close at Seaponack.
Thursday, for Thomas Burnett, 10 acres, besides perfect-
ing his former division.
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Friday, 20 acres for Mr. John Howell, next to Edward
Howell, on the north side, and for Mr. [Robert] Fordham
50 acres on ye north side ye mill path, Thomas Burnetts
10 acres west side thereof.
(Note. The 10 acres of Thomas Burnett includes the
present homestead of Horace Fanning, bounded south by
main road to Water Mill, west by David White's lane. The
50 acres of Mr. Fordhams included all the rest of the land
on the east side^of David -^Whites lane. Thomas Burnett
sold his 10 acres to John Howell in exchange for 10 acres
next east. W. S. P.)
March 26. To John Davis at Towd, easte line 26 poles,
west 56 poles. South 24, North 34, all att 7 acres. The
other alloted because of the beach. Nearer home against
Towd, 9 acres $, which is for 4 acres on Saggaponack, Di;
vision, 5 acres on ye next Division, and 7 acres on ye last
To John Rose 5 acres on ye north side, John Woodruff
adjoining to him, as himself shall esteeme neassary.
Hitherto is 21 Days. Next morning 3 of us laid out to
John Jessup his land in the easte ende of ye little plaine-
butting against Joseph Rainer, 6 acres and 32 poles.
(Note. This is at the east end of Gin Lane. Southamp-
ton, on the north side.)
June 19 laid out to Mr. Fordham on the north side of his
toylsome close, 6 acres |.
At Saggaponack in automme, 1668 laid out to John Top-
ping against his house, ye highway betweene, 10 acres for
Next to it, west side, for Josiah Stanborough 15 acres.
For Josiah (Stanborough) 24 acres at the pond towards
East Hampton, which was due him on a former division.
Dec. 1668 layed out ye west line of Edmond Howells 40
poles deep north and south, against ye head of the Creeke,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 13
hee to take"; his some of 20 acres, on the east side of the
said line, leaving a highway of 12 poles betweene him and
Thomas Halseys Close.
(Note. The above may possibly be the farm of late
Stephen E. Randall, on north side of road to Shinnecock
Laid out for Isaac Willman against the swamp as one
goes to Seaponack, 50 poles north and south at both ends,
and 82 poles long, fr 25 acres, J.
Appoynted to Robert Woolley to take his 15 acres (ex-
changed with him by the town) by his father's land laid
out unto him, on the west side of the mill stone brook, and
thy have liberty to lay it as much upon the square as thy
Dec. 25, 1668. Perfected Isaac Halseys 30 acre lott, next
to him laid out to Sam. Clark 30 acres, there being due to
him 4 acres on Saggaponack Division, on ye second Division
10 acres, on ye third 20.
ye other 4 acres was laid out before betweene John
Laughton and Wm. Russell, that land laid out to him for-
merly by the Clay pitts was in liew of his right from Sam
Dayton in Sagaponack Division
(Note, the 30 acres of Isaac Halsey is now the farm of
late Samuel Elliston, on west side of North Sea road, and
south of Seaponack lane. The land of Samuel Clarke was
directly opposite, on the north side of Seaponack lane and
extending west to the cemetery. W. S. P.)
may 19, 1669, at ye request of John Jagger, John Jessep
and Hen. Pierson went and measured over again John Jag-
gar his land, between John Cooper and Isaac Halsey, it be-
ing wanting of measure, and that of his neighbours in-
trenched upon it.
(Note. The land of John Jagger is on the west side of
North Sea road, and includes the land of late Charles
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Henry Halsey, and the land late the farm of Septer Jack-
son. The railroad runs through it. W. S. P.)
Sept. 1666. Laid out to Ben Davis, ye eight acres given
him by the Towne, on the north side of said 6 acres of
John Cooper, with some allowance to Ben. in respect of
the Sandy Hill.
(Note. This includes the site of the Union School House
in Southampton, and some land to the south, including the
homestead of Gilbert and Frank White. Originally the
west line of the west street of Southampton, ran on top of
the hill, directly in front of the school building. The road
was narrowed about 1852, and a large amount of land ad-
ded to the lots. W. S. P.)
memoramdum, that whereas John Cooper gave way yt
Mr. Phillips should have an acre northward to ye widow
Briggs home lot, it is concluded by ye layers out that ac-
cording to ye condition of John Coopers grant, if evr ye
towne give up the highway then John Cooper is to have
that acre to his lot.
(Note,'for home lot of widow Briggs, see page 10)
Oct. 24, 1671. Laid out to John Tennison ye spare land
between John Laughtons and Samuel Clark, leaving ye
highway of 4 poles wide next to Mr. Laughton, The said
and staked out 30 poles long and 11 poles wide at both
Also 20 acres northward of Job and Joseph Sayre their
10 acres,fye said 20 acres, running 80 poles long and 40
poles wide, there being laid out a highway of 6 poles wide
betweene ye said Sayre and Tennison their land.
(Note. The first piece mentioned is now the homestead
of Livingston Bowden, on east side of North Sea road, at
what is called "Bowden Square." The second piece is on
the east side of main street, Southampton, on north side
of Bishop's lane, and now owned by Walter L. Jagger.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 15
Laid out to Arthur Howell by Sagga pond, 20 acres,
whereof 10 is in the right of Capt. Howell.
The south and north line is 60 poles, the east and west
lines about or neere 56 poles.
(Note. This is on the west side of Sagg pond, and is
part of land of Bridge Hampton Improvement Co.)
To Jacob Wood 8 acres by Arthur Howell's land whre
his house stands.
(This is on the south side of Mecox street, near the road
running north to Bridge Hampton)
And to Joshn Beswick 4 acres.
And by consent of 3 of the layers out of land, namely
Capt. Howell, John Jessup and Henry Pierson, granted to
Lieutenant (Richard) Post, to take up in liew of his land at
Long Springs, 15 acres on the east end of Samuel Johnes
(Note. This is the homestead of late Albert Reeves
west side main street, Southampton, north of the railroad
and now owned by Mrs. Harriet Rogers.
Feb. 21 1667. Att a Towne meeting it was granted to
Joseph Foster that he shall have his land (laid out of late
on the last Division) running up to Francis Sayre his land,
which land is in the Second Neck.
It was granted to John Jessup that hee shall have ye
land lying against Joseph Raynor his land by the little
plaine and betweene Thomas Halseys and the pond to 8
acres in quantity.
Item. To John Foster yt hee shall have ye vacant land
lying betweene Thomas Halsey and the Beach on Weeca-
paug plaine, in liew of one acre hee wants of his propor-
tion on ye last Division not intrenching on the highways.
Item. To John Rose that hee shall have 4 acres, or 4
acres i of land on the westward side of the mill pond by
ye North Sea, as the layers out shall see convenient, which
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is to him in liew of yt proportion hee had or should have
at Saggaponack on a former division.
Item. To Obadiah Rogers liberty to lay all his land at
Long Springs together, and soe as to have watering therein,
as the layers out shall finde convenient.
To Robert Woolly liberty to have his 15 acres lying at
Long Springs, exchanged and laid out to his father Wood-
ruff towards the mill stone Brook as may be convenient in
the Judgment of the layers out.
Item. To John Davis, that he shall have added to his
land at Towd or there abouts, ye quantity that hee should
have had at Saggaponack.
August 23, 1676. Having the advice and consent of
Capt. Howellfas was manifested by John Jessup, laid out
by him and Henry Pierson unto Benony Newton, 6 acres
of land upon the eastward side of John Beswick's land, 40
poles north and south, and 24 poles east and west, 4 acres
thereof upon John Cooper's account, and 2 acres on the
account of Joseph Ludlam.
Then measured Sam. Lum his land within his fence,
holding 20 poles north end and 20 poles south end, and 30
poles west end, and 30 poles east end, is 3 acres and f
more to that laid out to him on John Coopers account, 4
acres, ye east side next his former land 30 poles wide at
both sides,5^and 16 poles at both ends, is 3 acres and 1
acre more and J at ye north end of the whole, in all 8
At a Trustee meeting at ye house of Joseph Fordham
June 2, 1701, ordred by the Trustees that Benjamin
Haines shall tacke care and to gett Eight Bushells of
sifted lime and bring ye same to Mr. Whitings house in
Southampton, fr twelve Pence pr bushel in money, att or
before the twentieth day of this instant June.
Ordred that James Cooper and Joseph Fordham shall
tacke care about Mr. Whitings Chimnie, to hire a mason
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 17
and other men to build ye same as cheape as thy can, and
to take down ye old Chimnie att or before ye last of this
Instant June. And allso to hire men to ground sill the
said house and to clapboord and finnish the same, and to
take ye windows downe and to putt up new ones, in ye
house as thy shall think necessary. And to make a petti-
sion (partition) in ye said house.
Wee underwritten doe testify that on or about the 20th
of ffeb. 1664, Before Capt. Topping was chosen to goe to
Hempsted as Deputy for this Towne of Southampton. At
Towne meeting endeavours were used to compose the dif-
fferences that was or was like to bee betweene the said
Towne and him, but findeing yt the plurality of Inhabi-
tants together did but spend time in argueing to
and fro, and put not a period to the business.
The Towne by major voat impowered three men namely
Joshua Barnes Richard Post and Thomas Halsey Junr to
make a finall agreement with said Capt. Topping. And
after some space of time that day, the Towne being met
together with Capt. Topping, the said three men, or some
of yem in the name of the others repeated the bargaine or
agreement, thy had make with the Capt. but there being,
or seeming to bee some obstruction in the business, at last
it was cleared and removed. And the Towne with the
said 3 men on the one pt, and Capt. Topping on the other
were totally and finally agreed, and the agreement put to
writeing or record by the publique officer, of the Towne for
that purpose who did distinctly read the said agreement,
unto which agreement both the Towne and Capt. Topping
fully consented, to the truth here of wee are free to bee de-
posed when wee shall be there unto called. In witness
where of wee have hereunto set our hands this 18th day of
September 1666. John Howell, Henry Pierson, Richard
Post, John Cooper, Thomas Halsey Jr. Isaac >'! Willmanhis
marke, Thomas Goldsmith X his marke, Samuel Barker X
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his marke, Thomas Cooper John Woodruff, Robert Woolly
William S. B. his marke, William Russell - X his marke,
Joshua Barnes, John Jagger Francis Sayer.
(Note. The above document gives the only autographs
of some of our early settlers, that are known to exist. (See
LETTER TO CAPT. THOMAS TOPPING.
Honored friend Capt. Toppen, my kind respects pre-
sented unto you. I am informed that of late thre hath
bene a debate about the lande that the Indians gave you,
and I heare it is pleaded the Mantawcutt Sachem his pre-
rogative as the chiefe Sachem of all the Island, to dispose
of any land at his pleasure ; but to inform you of that I wish
may doe you good in your case, itt is, that all the
Sachems on the Island westward together with theire
Indians doe affearme that Mantawcut Sachem hath noe
prerogative over theire land but only as he did usurpe it
over them, being greater in numbers and strength, that
they could not resiste and was forced to submit to him in
what he would doe. But the right of land is [in] those
Sachems that doe inhabit in their respective places. This
was affirmed before me at Hunttington by five Sachems,
and many Indians at my house when they did affearme
the rite of Mr. Clanus land given by Persovercane, and
that Mantawcut Sachem had nothing to doe with it, and
Uncas did affearme the same before my chapman at Say-
brook, in my presence, and sayd that if Mantawcut Sachem
was his brother yet he would not lye for him, and sayd
when the Indians did warre and overcome yet it was not
their fashone to take away the right of their lands.
o Mt ^y}.
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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 19
This much at present, but if I were but worthy of a Hne
or two from you, when your meeting will be, and wheare
to end your bisness, I would if possible, be theare. Soe
with my love I take leave of and rest yours to searve in
any office of lawe.
From hunttington on Long Island, this 25 of August
1663. ROBERT SEELYE.
[Note. The above letter must be read in connection
with the papers relating to Topping's Purchase, printed,
in Vol. 1. Town Record, Page 167.]
FROM BOOK OF TOWN ACCOUNTS.
February 15, 1656. It is ordered by the three townsmen,
that the out side fence about the plains is to be made se-
ficient by the 15th of march upon penalty of 2 d for such
(words gone) plaine that is lacking, and for second view
six pence. And Shenecocke to be made seficient by the
20th of march, with the same penalty afore said.
Southampton 2nd of April, 1657. It is ordred by the
three townesmen that all sorts of cattell and swine shall
be fetched out . of the plaines, and oxe pasture by 12 of
clocke the dale aforesaid, upon penaltie of 6 pence the
hed for horse kind and cow kind, and swine, and 1 d penal-
ty per head for sheep and goats. If any Great cattell come
in at the Gin the penaltie is 16 d a head.
Southampton September 18, 1668. It is ordred by us
subscribed, that noe person shall put any catell into Shine-
cock great neck, before next second day morning upon pen-
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alty of 6 d per head, to any that impound them, besides
paying the damage they doe the Indians, and noe goats or
sheep shall goe in the said neck untill the plainse are cleare
or open, and the catell goe in upon penalty of 1 d per head
to bee paid by the owners of the said sheep and goats unto
any person that shall impound them thence.
THOMAS COOPER JONAS BOWER.
December 5th 1666. Jeffrey the Indian having stolen
\ from John Cooper certain goods of which he was convicted
before the Constable and overseers, and hee having re-
turned all ye said goods soe farre as can at presen appeare
and ye saide Overseers conceiving yt ye trebble damages
mentioned in the Law, signifies 3 times soe much as ye
person is at cost or paines &c about getting his goods
againe, and not that the person from whome the goods
were stolen should receive 3 times the value of what was
stolen from him. Hereupon this towne Cort doe order and
Judge, that since ye said John Cooper refuseth to declare
his damage (according to ye fore said Intrpetation of the
Law) the said Jeffrey shall satisfy unto the Constable 10 d
in Wampum at 8 per penney. To Ben Davis 3 d, To ye
overseers 2 d apiece, and ye Clarke 2 d, in all 20 d, at 8 per
penney. All which hee is to pay and deliver to the con-
stable betweene this and next fryday by noone.
December 26. Upon further considration of ye Law with
one of ye Justices wee doe further determine that ye said
Jeffrey shall pay unto John Cooper 25d in currant pay in
English accompt for his satisfaction, or else bee whipt.
Jan. 7, 66. James Redfield entereth a complaint unto ye
towne Cort for a gun that hee had of his owne and is now
in the hands of the Indians, (except the Constoble have it)
which gun hee the plff. desires to have againe but cannot ;
therefore desires the help of Authority. The Judgment of
the Constable and overseers is that in as much, as Thomas
Halsey Jun. doth confess that hee lent the above said gun
to his man, an Indian commonely called Harry, hee the
said James Redfield shall have his gun now delivered to
him by the Constable (in whose hand it is) and the said
Thomas Halsey is to pay the charges of this suite or com-
plaint. Allsoe the said Thomas Halsey doth owne that hee
will stand between harm and damage and his said man.
Ye charge is. To the Overseers and Constable 5s. To
the Constable for warning the Indians and sending for
Indians Is 9d. Ye Clarke 2s 9d. But ye said 21d for
warning and sending for ye Indians James Redfield is to
pay, rest for Thomas to pay.
The Town devided into 6 squadrons for cutting of dead
whales, according to an order published this day being
march 23, 1667.
Thomas Halsey Jr.
Thomas Halsey Sr.
The third to cutt
this hath cutt.
The fourth to cut.
The second to cutt.
this hath cutt
Mr. [John] Laughton
Mr. [JamevS] Hampton
The 6 to cutt
To cutt first by lott
This hath cut.
Mr. [John] Jennings
The 5th to cutt.
Southampton Aprill the first 1668. It is granted by
major voat at ye Town meeting tc John Tennison, that
hee shall have the use of 4 acres of land within the Oxe
Pasture over against Thomas Cooper his whome Lott..
Begining at the north east comer, to be laid out at the
discrethon of ye layers out, 3 acres and ahalf where of the
town lend him the sd John whiles he dwells upon its ye
othr half acre the Towne gives him and his assigns for
(Note. The above piece of land is the present home lot
of Henry Fordham, on First Neck Lane. W. S. P.)
May 1, '68, Mr. John Laughton entreth complaint
against Thomas Steevens, and Nathaniel Dominy for bis
felloniously taking away the sd Mr. Laughton his knile
sheath out of his pocket.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 23
Nathaniel Dominy entereth his complaint against Mr.
Laughton for striking him on the face with a very great
stone or for battering of him.
James Herrick is agreed with this 4th of March 1666,
for the sweeping of the meeting house and making and
maintaining bolts for ye dores, for one yeare, beginning
the 1st of May next ensuing, and he is to have paid to him
in the next Town Rate 20 s for his paines.
There being 22 guns of ye Indians in ye Townes keep- "^
ing they are disposed as followeth. Thomas Halsey keep-
eth 2, William Ludlam 1, John Woodruff 1, Mr. [Robert]
Fordham 1, Thomas Cooper 1, Isaac Willman 1, Joseph
Rainer 1, John Jagger 1, John Ogden 1, Sergeant Post 1
and a pistol, Thomas Sayre 1, John White 1, Mr. Rainer 1.
The rest are left by the Townes men at Isaac Willmans
(Note, The house of Isaac Willman is the homestead of
late Edwin Post, now of William J. Post. W. S. P.)
Southampton Sept. 29, 1668. It is ordered by us sub-
scribed, that noe Inhabitant here shall put into the plaines
above 3 cattle for 2 acres of land hee hath there lying in
common, and if any shall put in more than according to
the said stint thy shall pay 2s 6d per head to those yt
impounde them ; and it shall be lawfull for all interested
to turne in their cattell as afore said into the plaines on
Saturdy next, being the third day of October. And noe
goats or sheep shall come into the plaines or oxe pasture,
until the 10th of November next, and if any person doe
impound any of them thence (as it shall be lawful to do)
the owner of the said sheep and goats shall pay 1 d pr
head to those who shall soe impound them.
HENRY PIERSON, JOSEPH FCRLHAM,
THOMAS COOPER, JONAS BOWER.
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Sept. 4, 1665. By ye Overseers, Henry Pierson is
chosen to be recorder or Clarke for the towne, and is to
have 10 s per An. as in former years for his paines.
August ye 12, 1665. By the Constable and overseers,
(viz. the major part of them,) Jonas Holdsworth was
chosen for ye yeare ensuing to make record of ye cattell
(belonging to this town) according to our Law, provided
hee will take for his paynes as another man hath offered,
which is one third of ye pay ye said Law expresseth.
Afterwards the overseers agreed to give him one half.
September 4, 1665. It is orderded by the overseers
that all persons of this towne having due warning, shall
bring in unto Henry Pierson, plainley written, between this
and ye end of next Saturdy, a true list of all theire lands
inclosed, viz, the number of acres belonging to them, with
their other visible estate according to Law, in that behalf,
upon penalty of having their names returned to the Govr-
nor, that shall refuse soe to doe.
January 5, 1665. The overseers do order that all the
Townes Inhabitants shall bring in to yem the said Over-
seers or some of them, their particular estates now in
being, whereby this townes rate and Mr. Fordham's rate
may bee made forthwith. James Herrick is to warne ye
Inhabitants to bring in theire said estates betweene this
and Wednesday night next, or else they shall bee leveyed
by theire former estate given in to make the Country
February 26, 1665. It is ordered by ye Constable and
overseers that the west Sea poose shall bee left out, and
Leftenant Post and Isaack Willman are chosen to take
course at the towne meeting which is to bee next Wednes-
dy, to call out men to doe ye work according to ye man-
ner and time and place which they shall appoynt.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 25
March 5, 1665. By the Overseers. Whereas ElHs
Cook hath kept the townes brand marke for cattell about
theire 6 days past, and it being by two of the Overseers
desired yt ye towne may have it for theire present use,
which is urgent in respect of divers particulars, and the
said ElHs will not soe much as give a faire answer when
he vv^ill return it, wee doe order that the said brande be
sent for at the said Ellis his charge, and if upon demand
hee will not deliver it, then hee shall alsoe pay the Smith
for making a nevv^ one, besides answering ye law or dam-
age yt comes by his said keeping ye brande.
March the 19, 1665. By the overseers. It is ordred
that two men shall go to morrow morning and view the
Chimnies in ye town and thy shall give warning to ye
owners of such chimnies as are in their Judgment to bee
pulled down and made new, that thy pull down such theire
Chimnies within six days, and make them probably safe
from chance of firing, within ye said six dayes. After
which time being expired and ye said chimnies deffective
as aforesaid not downe, the said men by themselves or
some yt they shall appoint shall pull downe the said chim
nies at the townes cost, and noe fire bee made in ye house
until a safe chimney bee finnished upon penalty of paying
five pounds to ye Country, to be paid by them whoe shall
make any such fire.
It is further ordred that any inhabitant of this towne
that is legally warned to appear at the towne meeting and
shall not appear according to warning shall forfeit for such
default 2 shillings sixpence, to bee gathered by the Con-
9 ber, 6, 66 Bye ye Constable and overseers. It is
concluded, and ye constable hath undertaken to give warn-
ing to ye Inhabitants to bring in to the townes men, the
wampum thy are to pay for Qua qua, to ye Indians which
comes to 16 d per 50, at 16 per penney.
26 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(Note. The above means that every £50 right of Com-
monage should pay 256 beads of wampum, for the Quogue
Purchase. W. S. P.)
9 ber, 6. , 66 It is ordred that every Inhabitant be-
longing to this towne shall have and set up to his chimney
a substantial! ladder, which shall reach at least to the top
of ye house, betweene this and this Wednesdy five weekes,
upon penalty of five shillings pr weeke, to bee paid to the
constable of the towne by the owner of such chimney or
house that shall bee found without such a ladder soe set
up. After ye said time of 5 weeks is expired ye said pen-
alty to bee levyed and taken by the constable if they re-
fuse to pay him upon his demand. Published.
(Note. The chimnies of these primitive houses were
made with wooden frames, lathed and covered, inside and
out, with a thick coat of plaster. The chimnies when
lathed were said to be "catted," and when plastered- were
"daubed." Orders like the above were "published," by
fixing a copy on the meeting house door, and beating the
drum at the same time. See Vol. I. Printed Records, Page
155. W. S. P.)
Dec. 25, 1666. It is ordered by the constables and
overseers that thy shall and will (God willing) meet to-
gether about towne occasions next mondy come seaven
night, and from that day to meet monthly on that day of
the week, at sun one houre high in the morning.
October ye 4. 1667. John Tennison doth acknowledge
that hee hath received of Joseph Rainer, the Constable,
foure barrells of pork and thirty bushels of wheat, and
thirty bushels of Indjan^ Corne, in part of pay to the build-
ing of the meeting house. Also hee hath received of the
towne four barrells of beefe upon the same accompt.
Hee hath received more of Joseph Rainer £ 0, 16 s, 6 d
upon the same accompt.
HISTORICAL DOUCMENTS. 27
(Note. From the above it seems that the meeting house
built in 1651, must have remained unfinnished for many
years. In 1659, John Ogden agreed "to pay the cost of
flooring and seating the meeting house," and galleries
were voted in 1681. See Vol. I Printed Records, page 74,
Vol. II. page 206. 88. W. S. P.)
April 1, 1669. At a towne meeting, The particular
men that gave to John Tennison land out of ye land
which shall belong unto them in the next division, with
the quantity thy gave him, on the condition that he
dwells in the town 4 years hence forward. Thomas
Cooper 4 acres, John Cooper 4, Joseph Fordham 4, Ed-
mund Howell 2, Henry Ludlam 1, Anthony Ludlam 1,
Wm. Russell 1, John Woodruff 2, Isaack Willman 1, In
April ye 10, 1667. It is agreed by major voate of
the Inhabitants, that foure men shall be chosen to agree
with Nathaniel Dominie, for the cutting through a water
way from Quaq qua Bay, to Shinecock Bay, and that Mr.
Henry Pierson, Left. Post, John Jessup and Edward Howell
shall bee the men to effect the Business with the said
Nathaniel Dominie, and it is further agreed that if three of
the said foure shall agree, the other shall bee no hindrance
unto the said agreement.
September ye 24th 1684.
Received then of John Laughton on the Accompt of
the Towne of Southampton in full for theire Quit Rent for
their Patent to ye yeare one Thousand Six hundred Eighty
Six ; To Say Ten lambs I say so reed
These may certifie whome it may concerne, that by
ordr of their majesties Receiver General at New York I
do acknowledge to have received of the Trustees of the
Town of Southampton the just some o^ Six pounds and
fifteen Shillings : which is in full of what was due from
the sayd towne for Quit Rent from the date of their pat-
tent until the 25th day of March last past ; their several
rates and discharges being allowed them; as attest my
hand this 28th day of June 1694
Ensign Phillips [Zerubabel]
Left. [Richard] Post
John ffoster Tho.
Jonas Bower Ben.
Mr. [James] Hampton
LIST OF YE TOWNE.
[made about 1666]
Mr. [John] Laughton,
Mr. [Robert] ffordham
Mr. John Howell
Halsey, Jr Peregrine Stanborough
Foster Josiah Stanborough
Henry Ludlam John Rose
Anthony [Ludlam] Xto Lupton
Ellis Cook George Harris
Arthur Howell Ri Smith
John Topping Sam Clarke
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 29
An Inventory of ye Estate of Thomas Sayre, deceased,
apprized by us who are hereunto appointed, as followeth,
this 10th day of June 1670.
Imprimis One Horse $ 10, 00 00
4 Oxen 26 00 00
4 Cows and a Calfe 16 00 00
2 Steeres of 3 years old
in ye woods 7. 10 00
2 heifers with one Calfe and
one Steere of three yeares old 7. 10 00
3 Yearlings 4. 10 00
2 Hoggs 7 Shotts 5 10 00
1 Feather Bed, Bolster, Bedstead
3 Pillows, Curtains, 4 Blancketts
and a remnant of Trucking Cloath 9. 00 00
1 Feather Bed, Bolster, an old Blankett
Curtains and sheet 5. 10 00
5 Sheets at — 2. 07 00
4 old Pillow Beers 00. 61 00
6 Napkins, 1 old Table cloth
4 Towells. 00. 15 00
6 Pewter Platters 1 00 00
3 basons a Flaggon, a great Pott
a pint pot, a Bowl with some other
small pewter 1 15 00
2 Tin Lamps 00. 1 00
3 old Brass Kittles, a small iron Pott
2 old brass Kittles 02, 15 00
One bed stead, Rugg, Sheets flock bed
and Boulster 04. 10 00
Three bushels of salt 00 12 00
A piece of old flock bed and
winnowing sheet 00 05 00
Three old Blancketts, 2 old pillows
and sheet 01. 05 00
30 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
1 Firkin of Sugar
New Hides, by estimation
Spitt, Pott hangers 2 old Sythes
.grid iron, Tongas and a pair Bellows
Axes and other Tools and Tanners knives
Cart, Plough, Yoaks and Chaynes &c
Spade and Hoe
Wearing clothes of all sorts
The Housing and Land and Tan fats
More ye Lumber
3 chests and milk vessels
A Brass Pott
Books and a pair of Scales
5 11 00
301 16 00
In all 307. 07. 00
Thomas Cooper Apprizers.
An account of sum catell of ye widow Abigail Halsey
as they was prized by Daniel Halsey and Christopher Fos-
ter, this 15 day of June anno. 1706.
2 oxen, one 7 years old, a small one
one 6 years old a large one, both at £8, 10, 00
One 4 year old steer a small one 2, 5. 00
To tvv^o four year old heifers middling ones 4, 4, 00
To a midling three year old steer at 2, 2, 00
To a large 2 year old steer at 1, 15, 00
To a horse gears and Draft yoke and Irons 0, 10, 6
Christopher Foster, Daniel Halsey.
(Note. Abigail Halsey was widow of Richard Halsey,
son of Daniel Halsey 1st. W. S. P.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 31
Suffolk County is Dr to Southampton.
To James Cooper Grand juror at Southold, £ 0, 12s 8d
To John Jessup grand juror at Southampton 3 i
ToJobSayre " " " " 3, 4
To ye Coroner for an inquest upon ye body of
an Indian girl of Lott Burnet, which bill was
brought in by the Sheriff ] . 12, 4
The Sheriff has also charged in his bill for
reading Proclamation which wee see noe
cause to allow.
To William Herrick grand juror at Southold 0,
To Samuel Cooper " " " " 0,
To Capt. Abraham Howell grand jury at
To John Howell grand juror at Southampton 0,
To Left. Coll Pierson's attendance upon the
Assembly in part of July and part of
. August 9, 4, 6
To Major Hov/ell's attendance upon ye As-
sembly in part of July and part of Aug-
To Joseph Fordliam as Supervisor 0,
To Ichabod Cooper grandjuror at South-
To Joseph Fordham, Clerk of the Supervisors 0,
The estimate of yer town being £6616, 10 s, 6 your ^^
proportion of this present County rate which you are to
pay in cash is £26, 13s 6?d
October 30, 1700. A true copy per me Joseph Fordham
Clerk of the County Treasury.
32 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
TOWNES SPEECH TO YE GOVERNOUR, BY DAVID
To his Exelencie William Burnet, Esquire, Captain
General and Governour in chief of ye province of New
York, New Jersey and territories thereon belonging &c.
The humble address of the Inhabitants of the Towne of
Southampton and Trustees and Comonalty of the town of
p. Wee his majesties dutiful and loyal subjects, the In-
habitants of Southampton and trustees and Comonalty of
the town of East hampton in the County of Suffolk on the
Island of Nassau, humbly beg leave to congratulate your
Excelensies safe arrival to this your Government, where in
we pray you may be Instrumental and Eminent to pro-
mote the Glory of God and the welfare of the Inhabitants
by your (we doubt not) wise administration of Equity and
justice in the said Province, to your Excelencies unspeak-
able Comfort and the joy of our Souls, which is the great
good desired by every true Protestant and faithfull subject
May your Excellencie be pleased to look upon the
wise and sober among us as suitable Instruments to ad-
minster Justice, to the terror of Evil doers, and praise of
them that do well, which we are incuraged to believe
from the Manifold Relations we have had both of your
Noble Education, and the pious example of your ancestors,
praying that Almighty God may may bless your Excellen-
cies person, and make your administration happy and
prosperous. We subscribe our selves your Excellencies
most humble and obedient Servants.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 33
Samuel Clarke John Jennings John Rose Thomas
Shaw, Benj amine Haynes all of Southampton in ye East
Riding of Yorkshire sell to John Davis a fifty pound of
commonage in said Southampton "and is not within the
lyne of a Hamblett commonly called and known by ye
name of North Sea"
Dated April 20th 1670
John Davis of North Sea sells the above "to my well
beloved brother Banjamin Davis"
Dated April 1 1673
A Estimate of the Town of Southompton, for the year
1700, January the 14ht, made by Joseph Fordham and
Mr. Josep Fordhham
Mr. [Wm] Barker
Left. John Lupton
Major [John] Howell
John Foster Jr
Joseph Foster Jr
widow Sarah Sayre
Mr. Jonah Fordham
Ben. Foster Jr
Richard Howell Jr
Mary Howell Tayler
Isaac Halsey Jr
widow Mary Rogers
widowClarke orSamuel 94
Edward Howell and his
Capt* Isaac Halsey
Mrs. Susannah Howell 30
Daniel Sayre Jr
Joseph More [Moore]
Isaac Willman and James75
Lemuel Howell and his
John Davis Jr
widow MarthaPhiUips 13
36 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
An Assessment made By us Joseph Pierson and
Theophilus Howell,. The whole amount is the sum of
A CHARGE GIVEN TO THE TRUSTEES
Whereas you namely Joseph Foster Richard Howell,
Nathaniel Howell, Isaac Rainer, Isaac Willman Aaron
Burnet, John Foster Jr, Joseph Hildreth Joseph Sayre John
Lupton Benjamin Haines, and Job Sayre, were on the first
day of this instant chosen trustees of the Comonalty of ye
Town of Southampton for ye ensuing year, you are here-
by required to take effectual care of all such matters and
things as is hereafter given you in charge, viz.
1. That you gett a large and suitable Booke for ye
stating and keeping a faire accompt of all such debt and
credits as by the trustees for your town aforesaid, or such
as shall be annually chosen, shall be contracted in ye be-
half of your towne, and for the entering all such orders
matters and things made and done by you or such trustees
jas shall succeed yearly in your stead.
2. That you fully provide for the poore within your
parrish or precincts, and the setting of idle and vagabond
persons on work, and for the preventing of needless;
charge to your town you are to give monthly warning to
all such persons as are not permitted by law and the good
order of this towne to reside within your precincts, and
return to us the names of any person or persons that doth
refuse or neglect to give in bond to secure yor sd towne
from charge by entertaining of strangers.
3. You are to cause a certaine rate to bee made and
levied according to ye former custom and manner of your
said town, for the paying and defra3dng all such just debts
you now find in arrears, by ye accompt made up with your
predecessors, for the three yeares last past, as also your-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 37
selves shall prudently and legally contract, relating to the
premises above, with all other just debts as shall become
payable by your said towne nott here in mentioned, All
which premises above mentioned you are hereby required
to see done and performed with all other things as shall
be recomended to your further care for the common'good
of your said town and faithfully dischge ye trust reposed
in you. And here of you are not to fail as you answer the
Contrary. Given under our hands In Southampton above
said this 9th day of Aprill 1694.
William Barker, rr ,• .
Matthew Howell, uusncesj
At a meeting of the trustees march ye 19, 1696.
The Town charge Supervised of the year past, and
some arrears of charge of other years.
Ordred that all such as went to run the range of North
Sea Line and Easthampton line, and those that went to
cut and girdle in said Range, shall have 3 shillings per day^
Coll. Henry Pierson, one day of said Range
running 0, 3,
To one day himselfe cutting, and an Indian, one
day 3 bitts.
For drawing a letter of attorney
Matthew Howell 2 days at said Range
To making of ye Country Rate and the £1200 tax 0, 12,
To writing for the towne two years past
Ephraim Howell for 1 day North Sea Line
Samuel Cooper 2 days at said Range
And 3 days assessing
Manassah Kempton 1 day at North Sea Line
For 5 fathom rope fer the bell
Isaac Halsey visiting ye west bounds
James Cooper for ditto
For carting a barrel of Pork,
38 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
John Howell fer ditto 0, 4, 6
Aaron Burnet for an areer of keeping Simco, 6s.
and a blanket wore out by him 5s 0, 11,
Mr. Barker for paying a maid a fortnight tend-
Job Sayre, for boards for Earles house
Isaac Halsey for keeping a cow for Earle 6
months, at 6d per week
Obadiah Rogers, 1 days work Earles house
2 loads of wood for Earle
1 Peck of mault 9d, 2 pairs stockings 9s knit-
ting 18d, a shirt 6s 9d
Capt. Topping 1 day running the range
For surveying 2 days
for girdling in the range
To assessing 3 days
John Lupton 1 day for running the range
John Cook 2 days surveying
To girdling the range
John Jagger for viewing fence
Samuel Lum 1 day girdling
For quit rents and saliarys for Collector and
31, 7. 6
(Note. "Simco" was probably a sick stranger, tempo-
rarily in the town. John Earle was the first town pauper.
He lived in a small house on the west side of North Sea
road, on or near, the home lot now of Mrs. Delia
Davis. W. S. P.)
Ordered that ye Clerk inspect in ye former rates to
see whether Ezekiel Sandford be payed up £50, due from
ye Towne or not, and if he find itt nott payed, to give him
order upon the book yt he may be payed the next year.
Ordred that Major Howell pay the quit rent for ye two
Ordred that James Cooper and Christopher Foster
take care to fitt up the house that was John Earles and to
build up the chimny with brick.
Ordred that there be a penny ye pound levied on the
same estates, that pays to Mr. Whiting, to repair the min-
(Note. The house of John Earle was sold by the town
trustees to John Rose, April 6, 1731. W. S. P.)
MR. JOSEPH WHITINGS RATE FFOR YE YEARE 1694.
Ensign Joseph Pierson 132 5
Samuel Clarke, Towne 83
John Foster Jr
Major John Howell
Left [Tho.] Stephens
Thomas Say re
Joseph Foster Jr
Richard Howell Jr
Mr. William Barker
widow Mary Halsey
Samuel Clarke, North
Mr. Jonah Fordham
John Jessup 224 10
Samuel Johnes 184 12
Isaac Halsey Jr 121 2
John Poast 99
John Bishop Jr 37
widow Laughton 15
Thomas Cooper 61 12
Joseph Poast 80 12
John Rose 62 15
David Rose ' 31 10
Joseph Lupton 37
Jeremiah Jagger 44 19
Matthew Howell 146 5
John Pinney 77 15
Benjamin Davis, deed. 52 10
Samuel Cooper 124
Abiel Cooke 190
. Isaac Willman 120 10
. Nathaniel Howell 62 16
. Thomas Lupton 76 2
Joseph WooUey 41
. Christopher Foster 37 15
Mrs. Mary Howell 147
. John Woodruff 101 10
Josiah Bishop 21
John Bishop 128
Aaron Burnett 85
Jeremiah Foster, South-
end . 18
. George Stockins 18
Thomas Shaw Sr 18
Thomas Shaw Jr 18
Robert Patten 36
Isaac Rayner 116 10
Daniel Halsey 155 10
George Harris 39 10
Benjamin Haynes 74 16
Joseph Sayre 72 15
Joseph Hildreth 159 5
Ephraim Howell 74 5
Jonah Bower 71 1
widow Johanah Coopr 146
WiUiam Herrick 174 15
Benjamin Foster Jr 60 15
Mr. Edward Howell 299 18
James Herrick 49 2
Martha Philips 70 10
Josiah Halsey 104 15
John Wick 43 10
Patience Barnes 150
Benjamin Foster Sr 90
Henry Ludlam 92
John Parker 86
Humphrey Hughes 50
Jecomiah Scott 155
Lott Burnett 170
John Sayre 50
Joseph Goodale 46
Mary Larrison 12
Samuel Whitehead 40
Mordecai Burnett 28
John Davis and 3 sons 110
Joseph Howell 91
James Haines 18
Sarah Haines 18
John Davis, mason,
Mr. [Stephen] Boyer
John Davis Jr
£ 105 30, 17
This rate made at 2id upon
the pound, ye Estimate being
£10530 comes to £104,
arrears to Mr. Whiting
James Topping deed
John Davis Jr
Benjamin Foster Jr
Rebecka Davis deed
John Roase Jr
John Davis, mason
85 Thomas Shaw
Left Caleb Pierson
8i John Willman
Gershom Culver £1
, 1 10^
42 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Mr Elnathan Topping 09
John Bishop Sr £1,
widow Mary Poast
Joseph Pierson £1,
Josiah Laughton deed
Thomas Cooper 09 8
Benjamin Foster Jr 10 2§
Humphrey Hughes 8 6§
£26, 10 8
Abstract of Patents granted by the late Colony of
New York with the amount of Quit rends due 29th Sep-
31 May 1666 Constant and Nathaniel Silvester £0 16 3
23 August 1686 Alexander Bryan 5 10
5 October 1665 David Gardiner 42 10
5 Oct. 1690
11 April 1706
19 Oct. 1708
10 Oct. 1695
31st Oct. 1676
9 Oct. 1693
27 Dec. 1680
9 Dec. 1686
6 Jan, 1686
25 March 1677
27 Dec. 1686
5 Dec, 1684
1 March 1686
26 March 1692
12 Nov. 1697
2 April 1675
3 May 1703
27 Oct. 1708
6 Dec. 1685
9 Dec. 1686
2 June 1697
Town of Hunttington
Isaac DeReimer & Co.
Thomas and Richard Willetts
Town of Brookhaven
Thomas Wickham & Co.
Town of Southampton
Town of East Hampton
Stephen Van Cortlandt
(Abrstract of Will of Eliphalet Clark of the Town
Being very sick and weak but of clear memory "Hop-
ing for a resurrection to life at the last day through Jesus
Christ our Lord and Savior"
My estate as followeth. I give to my eldest son Eliph-
alet Clark one half of my home lot and all the buildings
upon it (after his mothers death) his half to be on the
South side of the lot from the highway which is on the
east side of the east side of the lot down to the watering
which is on the west end. And a quarter of a fifty of
commonage, I give to my second son Elisha Clark the oth-
er half of my home lot and a quarter of a fifty of common-
44 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
age. I give to my wife Elizabeth Clark "all my moveable
estate to pay my debts withall and to bring up my family
of children" excepting twenty shillings apiece which I will
to each of my daughters that live to the age of eighteen
years. My will is that both of my sons should have a
trade. I make my wife Elizabeth and my good friend
John Mitchell executors.
Dated September 14th 1722
Abraham Howell, Jr.
Proved before Richard Floyd Esq. March 31st 1726
Whereas we namely Theophilus Howell and Elisha
Howell was empowered by the trustees of Southampton to
lay out six acres and two thirds to Thomas Cooper which
was granted by town vote pursuant to said order we have
laid out the said six acres and two thirds of an acre on
the north side of David Pierson and Jeremiah Halsey's
land and it is on the east end joining to Mr. White forty
seven poles and a half on the north end fourteen poles and
four foot at the West end forty two poles joining to David
Pierson and Jeremiah Halsey thirty six poles.
given under our hands this 6th day of November in
the year of our Lord 1713
Entered in the book of records in page 224
Christopher Foster Clerk
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 45
Whereas we Ephraim White Jeremiah Foster and
John Howell were chosen arbitrators to deside a certain
difference Thomas Reed of the one party and Hannah
Bishop of the other party concerning their charges at law
as also to make a full and final determination of their
troubling each other in a course of law concerning the
aforesaid difference. We having duly considered of all
that hath been laid before us on both sides have agreed
and our award is as followeth that the said Reed shall
bare his own charges that is the said share given unto us
and also ye said Bishop shall bare her own charges the
said nineteen shillings and three pence given in
Therefore in order to make a full end and final deter-
mination of the abovesaid diference we have hereunto set
our hands in Southampton this 25th day of December 1718
(Note. Thomas Reed was Schoolmaster in Southamp-
ton. His will is in New York Surrogates oflftce. W. S. P.)
Whereas we namely Thophilus Howell and Robert
Noris was appointed by the town to measure and stake
out some land to Josiah Pierson and Edward Howell Jr.
which was granted to them by town vote in Southampton
April 1718 to be exchanged Therefore on the 3rd day of
may 1718 we laid out for Josiah Pierson two acres and
twenty poles of ground at the North end of the land that
was Robert Norris' joining to Stephen Topping on the East
and it joins to Stephen Topping sixteen poles, atNorth end
21 poles on the West side by the highway 23 poles : in lieu
of which he hath laid down to the town on the east side
of the lot number 26 in the last south Division five poles
and a third of a pole clear across the East part of the said
46 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
lot which we staked out and left the highway between
Stephen Topping and he eight poles wide.
Likewise for Edward Howell Jr, we laid out to him
where his house and barn now stands an acre and a rood
of ground at the West end of his home lot : at the North
end it is 8 poles and joining to his lot : in the former
range it is 25 poles and at the highway 13 rods : a gore
piece of land for exchange of which we took off the south-
west corner of his lot at the West end a gore piece it is six
poles wide and § of a pole : and runs to nothing at the end
of sixty three poles on the South side of his lot and con-
tains an acre and a rood, the return to the town clerk by
us the day and year above written
Entered on the town Records page 568
Test Christopher Foster, Clerk
(Note. The homestead of Edward Howell Jr. is still
owned by his descendants at Poxabog. W. S. P.)
Pursuant to a town vote granted to Elisha Howell and
Elias Cook to shut up a cove of water between Elisha
Howells lot and Elias Cooks Little Close by Mecox bay as
they could agree with the trustees and the trustees at a
meeting April the 18 1722, did appoint Theophilus Howell
and Theophilus Pierson to go and view the cove and agree
with them and we the said Howell and Pierson have been
there and ordered them where to fence it that is a little be-
low the lowest water hole and is thirteen poles below
Capt, Scotts Southeast corner and so square across the
lane and at the bottom next the bay from Elisha Howells
Southwest corner of his lot square into the cove and Elisha
Howell is to give liberty for all persons to go ride or cart
through and to maintain a good pair of bars at each end
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 47
and all persons are to put up the bars and by reason
Elisha Howell is to maintain bars and give liberty to pass
through he is to pay £2 16s 7d andElias Cook is to pay to
the town £3 15s 5d all six pounds twelve shillings this
they promise each of them,
this is a return of What we have done given under our
hands this 21st day of April annoque 1722
Southampton April the fourth 1723
Whereas Job Wick of Southampton had a fifty of
land lying with his father John Wick deceased in the last
North Division in the lot Number forty six two thirds of
said lot lay at the stony hill and one at WindMill hill join-
ing to John Wicks land deceased and Job Wick having
sold his fifty at the stony hill to Theophilus Howell Steph-
en Topping Daniel Hedges Josiah Topping Jr, all of South-
ampton and they wanting present improvement they the
said Theophilus Howell and Stephen Topping Daniel Hed-
ges and Josiah Topping with the free consent of the exec-
utors interest of John Wicks estate deceased namely
Matthias Burnett and Thomas Cooper both parties did
mutually agree to make a final division of that piece of
land behind the said stony hill and they did on this day go
and divide the said land by measure quantity and quality
the north side is divided in the middle the East and West
end of the North line to each part is thirty six poles and the
south side we divided by reason of the swamp to bring
water into each part the West end of the South side is
thirty nine poles and the East end is thirty six poles and
to run across upon a straight line and we cast lots for the
ends as above divided in presence of these witnesses and
the West end fell to Theophilus Howell and partners and
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the East end to the children of John Wick deceased and
this to be a final division of the said land and each party
desires that this may be entered in Southampton town
records and for confirmation hereof we have all of us set
to our hands in Southampton the day and year above
signed in presence of THEO HOWELL
Thomas Strong STEPHEN TOPPING
David Hand DANIEL HEDGES
JOSIAH TOPPING, JR,
Southampton March 15th 172§
I promise to pay unto the trustees of the Town of
Southampton or to their successors the sum of four pounds
current money of New York and that on or before the
15th day of June next ensuing as witnesseth my hand the
day and date above said
witnessed by ISIAH COLTON
June 17th day 1729
Mr. Foster I desire you to record a division between
Jeremiah Halsey and me of the lot number 14 we run the
line north and South and the East side is mine
ye west side of ye lot is
Jeremiah Halseys HENRY WICK
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 49
April 19th, 1732
At a town meeting held by the proprietors of South-
ampton voted that if there be a division of the lands that
are ndivided between East Hampton and Head of Creek
that the proprietors of Bridge Hampton shall have their
proportion as near against where they live in quantity and
quality and the town to have their proportion of land
against them in quantity and quality as near as may be as
shall be judged by indifferent men of another town and
Justice Burnett and Justice Chatfield and all other that
are Eastward being proprietors in this town are to be (two
words gone) of Bridge Hampton
This vote past
Teste CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, Clerk
Voted the day and year above written that there shall
be a division of the undivided lands between East Hamp-
ton line and the Indian land shall be divided in due pro-
portion between the proprietors of Bridge Hampton and
the town westward.
(Note. The above explains the fact that in the Great
North and South Divisions, the lots of the Proprietors liv-
ing in the eastern part of the town fell to them in their
own locality. W. S. P.)
We the owners of Ogdens Neck have agreed that the
south side of the highway shall be bounded by Josiah
Howells thorn hedge, and from thence to Daniel Cooks
house, and from thence to the north west corner of Josiah
Foster's pitle, and from thence to the bounds at the
JOSIAH HOWELL, JOSIAH FOSTER
DANIEL COOK JOHN POST.
50 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Suffolk County Debtor to Southampton.
To Jonah Howell fer 1 old Wolf and 5 young wolves
killed by Indian. £2. 15s, 6d.
It was voted that no person shall cut any wood to
transport out of ye town ship, upon ye penalty of forty
shillings a load and so in proportion of any wood that shall
be [be] cut on the undivided land, and this rate to stand
good till it is prohibited by ye said Proprietors. April 19,
Jonathan Halsey of Speunk sells to the Trustees of
Southampton one half acre of land at Speunk bounded
North and West by a highway South by said Jonathan
Halsey East by Vincent Rogers
The Trustees give in exchange an acre and a half of
land lying in Speunk bounded West and North by said
Jonathan Halsey East by Jonathan Halsey and Vincent
Rogers North by a highway
Dated June 10th 1793
Jekimiah Scott sells to Ephraim White two fifteys of
land at Millstone Brook bounded South by Thomas Lup-
ton and the water, West by West Neck, North by William
Jennings and East by the highway.
In exchange for the above Ephraim White sells to
Jekimiah Scott one fifty of land in Little Neck in Cedar
Point Lot bounded West and South by Homes Hill high-
way North and East by the water and by William Jen-
nings Conscience Point land.
Dated April 22nd, 1736 Witness, Joseph Foster and John
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 51
(ABSTRACT OF DEEDS)
Samuel Woodruff gives to his brother [in law] Alex-
ander Fordham all the fifty I hold in the Swamp at the
Riverhead lying in the lot (No 39) with my Uncles Benja-
min and Nathaniel
Dated October 26th 1738 Witness Zebulon Howell
Alexander Fordham sells the above to Elias Howell
"being my fifty of the Great Cedar Swamp at Acaboge"
Dated April 7th 1745 Witness John Howell
Attthe Towne meeting April ye first Day 1718. It
was voted by ye freeholders of this towne that Nathaniel
Howell and Josiah Howell and Capt. Isaac Halsey is to lay
out 60 acres of land according as it is recorded in ye
Towne Record for a Parsonage ; on ye parrishes charge.
And upon ye 11 day of May 1718 Nathaniel Howell Josiah
Howell and Capt. Isaac Halsey make return of a pease of
Land that they have l?yd out at Mill stone Brook on ye
north side of Joseph Woolleys land and Woodruffs land,
Bounded south by a 'nghway, and west by ye Indian line,
Easterly by ye foote of mill stone Brook, on ye north side
by water, The said land within these bounds containing
neere 40 Acres. And twenty acres neare unto ye Seven
Ponds. Bounded south by Josiah Howell and Zebulon How-
ell 78 poles, west line 43 poles, ye north line 75 poles, ye
Easte 43 poles, which makes twenty acres of Land.
JOSIAH HOWELL, ISAAC HALSEY.
(Note. The Parsonage land at Seaponack, near Mill-
stone Brook, was sold in later years to Capt. Edward
White, and has been recently sold by the heirs of Capt.
Elias White to Mr. Macdonald. The land near Seven
Ponds, is the south part of the farm lately owned by Ged-
52 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
dus L. Drake. The land of Josiah Howell and Zebulon
Howell on the south side of this now belongs to Horace
Fanning. This Parsonage laud was afterwards ''laid
down" to the town, and land at Head of creek, laid out for
a Parsonage land in stead. W. S. P.)
Whereas you have given you in charge, to collect a
certaine Tax Role bearing date ye 10th of march last,
Whearein you have the Respective freeholders and Inhab-
itants of your Towne with their Respective sums of
money assessed and Rated upon them, to be employed by
an Agent going for England according to ye forms of an
act of Assembly of this province In that behalf made and
provided. And you complaine that many of ye said free
holders and Inhabitants deny payment, you are hereby
Required in his Majestys Name forthwith to levee the
same by distress and sale of ye offenders goods and chat-
tells, lands or tenements according as you are directed,
authorised and Impowered by a late act of Assembly of
said province, bearing date October ye 5th 1696, Render-
ing to the party the overplus that shall Remaine upon the
Sale of said goods. And this shall be your Sufficient war-
Given under our hands and Scales In Southampton
this 16th day of January 1696.
To John Cook WILLM BARKER
Collector of ye MATTHEW HOWELL
publick Rates and taxes
for ye yeere 1695.
(Endorsed) A warrant to John
Cook Collector of the Agents Tax,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 53
Southampton March ye 19, 17 — . Then Received of
Job Wick the full equall half of the House and well form-
erly purchased by my mother Mehetabel Herrick of
Thomas Topping, Witness my hand.
Test John Gibbons STEPHEN HERRICK
(Note. The above premises are now a part of the
homestead of Henry H. Post, Main street Southampton.)
It is voted by the Proprietors of Southampton, that Mr.
Silas White and his heirs and assigns forever, shall have
that peice of land, at a Reasonable Rate, that contains
about three acres, lying between a small Swamp and the
west side of the mill pond, near or joining to the Rode, to
be layed out by Mr. Elisha Howell and Abraham Howell
Jr. not hurting or prejudicing any highway or watering,
And the value of said land to be Returned by said men.
Jonathan Howell petitions that he might lay down a
fifty, at Hog Neek Spring, and to take it up joining to his
land at noick (Noyack) in ye twenty acre Division. And
Jeremiah Halsey and Elisha Howell shall lay it out.
Voted, That John Morehouse will lay downe two
acres of land at ye north end of William Terbill's lot, and
to have so much land joining to his meadow at Leganee
on ye east side of it, as shall be judged by Jeremiah Halsey
and Elisha Howell, as they shall think fit. To be to him
and his heirs forever.
54 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
To THE Proprietors of Quago Purchase. Gentlemen.
My Humble petition to you is that you will be pleased
to grant me the liberty of taking in one acre of land, lying
northward and eastward of my House at Ketchabonnock,
and in so doing I will make such satisfaction for the same
as any two of the Proprietors shall think fit.
Southampton April the 3d 1732.
To be lefte to Jonathan Ray nor and Daniel Halsey Jr
shall settle and lay it out. This was a cleare vote.
Christopher Foster, Towne Clerk.
Southampton, November 1750. The Trustees of
Southampton did agree with Daniel More, that he should
take up som Land in the Meeting House lane, that leads
down to the bridge, and that he should leve out to ye
towns use all that land that he had a pretence to in the
narrow lane. And the Trustees did appoint Thomas
Sandford and Theophilus Howell and Job Pierson to agree
with him and accordingly we did alowe the said More to
take off the bridge land the length of it 12 feet and halfe,
and as a confirmation we putt our hands
(Note. The above refers to the meeting house lane, on
the west side of Sagg pond, where the first church at
Bridge Hampton stood. The land north of it was owned
by Daniel More (or Moore as it should be) who inherited
it from his father Joseph Moore.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 55
Southampton July ye 31, 1712, Att a meeting of the
trustees wee reseaved in the behalf of the Towne thirty
seven pounds in money for the Blank Lot which was sold
by the Towne to Nathaniel Halsey and John Sayre.
(Note. For the sale and description of the Blank Lot
See Vol. II, Printed Town Records, Page 166.)
We Nathaniel Halsey and John Sayre agree to divide
the Blank Lot as foUoweth, John Sayre to to take sixteen
acres on the south end adjoining to the lot drawn to Rob-
ert Norris and manassah Kempton, which is now in poses-
sion of Nathaniel Halsey, And Nathaniel Halsey to have
the north end more or less. This Division to be to us and
our heirs for ever as Witness our hands.
(Note. This lot is probably near the head of the mill
pond, at Watermill. The lot drawn by Robert Norris and
Manassah Kempton, was No. 50, in South Division See
Vol. II, Printed Records page 164-166)
(Abstract. Gorsham Culver acknowledges to have re-
ceived frcm Abraham Cooper in behalf of the Trustees
Twenty pounds current money "for my new Ewelling
House and Well and all things thereunto belonging
Dated November 6th 1739
March 14th 172 3-2 We the subscribers have agreed
to divide the lot number 19 between John Cccper and
Theodore Fierson equally into three parts ; we do also
agree to take half an acre out of the fourth part and one
acre out oj the middle part of land and put it to the north
part of land
56 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
March 14th 172 3-2
John Cooper and Theodore Pierson hath agreed in the
lot above mentioned that the said John Cooper is to take
his part in the two northernmost fiftie, And Theodore
Pierson is to have the Southernmost fifty as witnesseth
Whereas there was a town vote on the first Tuesday
of April 1729 that Joshua Hildreth should have some land
changed to take in some land on the north side of his
home lot and leave out so much at the East end of his lot
as Ezekiel Sanford and Theophilus Howell should judge
equivelent to what he takes in ; pursuant to said vote we
the said Ezekiel Sanford and Theophilus Howell did on the
10th day of April following go and stake out the said land ;
we began at the northwest corner of the west end of the
ditch and run along the ditch twenty three poles and from
thence eastward straight down to a little hole of water and
marked a maple tree in the middle of the hole the whole
line from the northwest corner down to the maple tree is
a hundred and twenty poles and he the said Joshua by
order of the trustees to Theophilus Howell is to look,
what he was to leave out at the East end of his lot ; pay.
ing what he and the said Howell did agree for ; which was
four pound ten shillings and the line is to run from the
maple tree as above straight to the northeast corner of
that now is and so from thence straight to Ezekiel San-
ford's corner southward twenty poles ; this given as our
return of what we did ;
witness our hands
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 57
(Note The lot of Joshua Hildreth mentioned above is
the south corner of the road from road to Mecox (or Alan-
tic Avenue) to Sagg, and owneJ in late years by heirs of
Gurdon Corwith. W. S. P.)
The layars out came to my house yesterday and de-
sired me to go with them to lay out the Hayground land
and we have laid out several parcels of land and they
disire you to come down to my house in order to divide
this land on such lots as you and they think fit and to tell
what you would have laid for a North lot i not knowing
what you have done on the North side can't tell what
should be done with this. No more but yours to serve
Southampton November the 22nd 1738
If you can conveniently I desire that you would bring
about £16 or £17 of money down here with you this
morning that being about my due for this Eastern Divis-
ion if you cannot come yourself please to send it by the
young man the bearer for I shall go home at night no
more but yours to serve
NATHANIEL DOMINY, JR.
Southampton April the 3rd 1739
Then at a trustee meeting held at the house of Stephen
Herrick, Henry Halsey did disire of the trustees that the
layers out should make a return of what they did concern-
ing a mistake, his lot No 24 and the return is as followeth
on the 30th day of last March the above said Heniy Hal-
sey made complaint to the layers out that there was some
58 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
old lotted land found in his lot which the layers out did
lay out in the lot No 23 but through a mistake there was
found 8 and i acres in the said Henry Halseys lot No 24
that should not be but should lie in Mr. Jonah Rogers lot
No 23 and to make the same right as it should have been
if there had been no mistake we the said layers out re-
moved the corner of Jonah Rogers lot one half pole and
one foot eastward into the lot No 23 and also the trustees
to make over one third part of the old lot of land at Camps
hole which goes by the name of Jager lot which the town
exchanged with David Burnett to Henry Halsey John Top-
ping and David Fithin and to their heirs forever
CAPT JOHN HOWELL Clerk
Southampton, June 6th Day 1739
It is voted that Jonathan Culver may fence his lot of
land at a place called Towd down to the edge of the banck
at the said Towd as witnesseth our hands Elisha Howell
Stephen Topping John Morehouse Thomas Stephens Hen-
ry Halsey Josiah Halsey James White Josiah Topping John
Postt Hugh Gelston and Abraham Cooper, Clerk of trus-
tees of the above said town.
At Trustee meating in the year 1740 ty order of the
trustees we laid cut to Ssmuel Ke\\ccmt cne quarter of
an acre cf land ajcinirg en the East to John Cccpers land
and on the south and west and north by the common land
and we laid it on the East and West lines Six poles and
north and south six poles and twelve foot.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 59
April the 10th 1741
Whereas there was a vote passed on town meeting
day that John Foster should take up ten acres of land on
the east side of his hed of creek close for so much or what
is equivelent to it on the south end of the lot No 40 to be
done by John Howell and Abram Halsey
Accordingly we the said John Howell and Abram Hal-
sey did measure ten acres and six poles of land at the
head a creek laying 63 p. on the west side, 56 p. on the
east side 28 p, on the south end and 26 p, on the north
And the same he laid down 30 poles on the west end
and 20 on the east end 82 poles wide containing 12 acres
and 30 poles of land besides the highway which runs
As witness our hands
(Note. The land at Head of Creek, is part of farm of
late Stephen E. Randall. The land in Lot 40, (Great South
Division) is on the west side of North Sea road at the edge
of the woods. See Vol. III. Records, Page 28)
To all people to whom these presents shall come know
ye that whereas we Hugh Gelston Esq. and William Jen-
nings Esq. and Samuel Jennings John Chatfield Doctor
Mackie and Nathaniel Howell all of Southampton have
agreed to divide their lot of land lying in the Great South
Division in No 34 and the said Justice Jennings right in the
60 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
lot is three quarters of a fifty Jus. Gelstons one half fifty
Samuel Jennings one half fifty Doctor Mackie one quarter
of a fifty John Chatfield one half a fifty and Nathaniel
Howell half a fifty which makes the whole lot and in order
to divide the same according to each mans right we have
chosen Abram Halsey and John Howell to aid and assist
us in dividing the same and upon the ninth day of Febru-
ary in the year 174| did divide the said lot into six parcels
or half fifties and then began at the north end with No one
and so increasing southward to No six which butts upon
Jeremiah Jaggers home or close at the seven Ponds and
then we allotted them two and two together and then the
lots were drawn by the said proprietors and owners of said
lot and Justice Jennings and Doctor Mackie drew No 1 and
No 5 and Justice Gelston and John Chatfield drew No 4
and No 2 Samuel Jennings and Nathaniel Howell drew lot
No 6 and No. 3 and we the owners of said lot do covenant
and agree each with other that we will stand to and abide
by the said division as it is now bounded and staked out
and drawn by us and order to ratify and confirm this our
division to us and to our heirs and assigns forever with all
privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging we have
hereunto set our hands in Southampton this twenty third
day of February and in the year of our Lord 174|
memorandum that NATHANIEL HOWELL
Justice William SAMUEL JENNINGS
Jennings did re- JOHN CHATFIELD
fuse to sign the JOHN MACKIE
above said division HUGH GELSTON
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 61
To all christian people to whom these presents shall
come know ye that we the trustees of the freeholders and
commonalty of Southampton give and grant unto Joseph
Fordham one quarter of an acre of land laying at the north
end of John Fosters close which he exchanged with the
town as it is now bounded and staked out by order of the
trustees laying near the Head of the Creek to build a
house upon and a place for a garden and if the said Joseph
Fordham, he or his shall neglect or surcease to maintain a
house and dwell on the land upon the said land then the
said land shall return to the town again he shall not have
any liberty to sell or dispose of the land upon any account
whatsoever and for confirmation hereof we the said trus-
tees have ordered our clerk to put his name to this prem-
ises in Southampton this 7th day of May annoque domini
ABRAM HALSEY, Clerk
Southampton March the 8th 1745
Whereas we Thomas Sandford Jr, and Thomas Russel
Jr. of said town having a lot of land No 39 in the 20 acre
division laid out in the year 1712 the said lot being in
partnership between us but we seeing the inconvenience
of improving our land together in partnership we mutually
agree to choose Isaac Jessup John Morehouse and John
Russel to divide said lot of land between us according to
our respective rights in said lot and actually make choice
of these men to make the division of said lot according to
their discretion as witness our hands the day and year
above written in presence of
THOMAS SANDFORD, JR-
THOMAS RUSSEL, JR.
62 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Whereas we Isaac Jessup John Morehouse and John
Russel being elected and chosen by Thomas Sandford Jr.
and Thomas Russel Jr. to divide a certain lot of land lay-
ing at Hogneck spring in partnership between them
accordingly we did proceed to make said division of said
lot in the following manner We began at the northwest
corner of said lot and measured along the West end of said
lot thirty three poles and one half Southward bearing-
there we set a stake to make said division at the westward
end of said lot ; and then we went to the east end of said
lot and measured from the northeast corner of said lot
thirty four pole and fourteen foot Southward bearing
there we marked a tree for the division between said
parties at the East end of said lot so tliLt all the land in
said lot laying northward of said stakes v/e laid for Thom-
as Russels part of said lot in witness whereof we have
hereunto set to our hands in Southampton this 8th day
of March 1745 in presence of Abram Halsey, Isaac Jessup.
John Morehouse. John Russel
Received of the inhabitants of Southampton in Suffolk
County Four Pounds Ten Shillings Proclamation Money in
full for two years Quit Rent due to his Majesty on Patent
to said Town to the 25th March last as witnessetli my
hand this 7th June 1751
At a meeting of the Trustees on the 5th of January
1768 it v/as voted by said Trustees that Mr. Thomas Coop-
er for and in consideration of the sum of twenty four shil-
lings all ready taid to the trustees may and shall have a
certain lane or highway Lvt Mecox Plain adjoining to the
land of Samuel Kowell to be to him the said Thomas
Cooper his heirs and assigns forever.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 63
Whereas Silas White does request of the Town of
Southampton that he may have liberty to sett up a fulling-
mill upon the Stream called Sagg Head Stream ; It is now
voted by the inhabitants of this Town of Southampton that
he the said Silas White shall have the aforesd, stream for
the term of fourteen years Provided he the said Silas
White shall set up and continue a fulling mill there and
will full the cloath that shall be brought to him by the
said Inhabitants of this Town at a Reasonable Rate — he
fulling & dressing of cloath as reasonable as Albertson or
This was voted and was clear as teste
CHRISTOPHER FOSTER CLARKE
Southampton June 2 1740. Whereas the Trustees of
the town above said did apoint and order us, Theophilus
Howell and Abraham Halsey to lay out a sertain tract of
land joining on the north side of John Cooper's home lot,
and on the west end of Joshua Hildreth's lott. Therefore
according to the instructions of the trustees above said,
proseded to lay out three acres and sixty six poles of
ground, to which we laid seventy two poles more in ex-
change for 72 poles on the west side of said John Cooper's
home lott, v/hich he laid down to the town, which makes
in all 3 acres and 38 poles of ground. And it lies 52 poles
long on each side, but coming on to one corner of the said
Coopers lott it is not so long in the middle, the east line is
not exiended so fur northward as Joshua Hildreths corner,
by 5 poles, and 5. The north line is 8 poles and makes a
square corner at the said Plildreth's fence. The south line
18 poles from Joshua Hildreths south west corner running
a little to the southward of said Cooper's door, to the corn-
er that we made. And from this corner to the corner of
Nathan Halseys corner of his old lot in the 40 acre Divis-
64 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
ion is A straight line, and the corner of the land that we
sold to said Nathan is exactly in this line, And whereas
many of the Proprietors, having given their particular
Rights in the above said three acres and 66 poles of land,
to him ye sd John Cooper ; and others not being of the
mind to give their Rights, Wee by the order of the trus-
tees aforesaid, doe sell the remainder of the above 3 acres
and 66 poles, of land to him the above sd John Cooper, fr
5£ per Acre. To be to him the said John Cooper and to
his Heires and assigns for ever for the afore said som of
mony which he paid to the Trustees. As witness our
Hands, this 8 day of August 1740.
Abraham Cooper Clerk of the Trustees.
(Note. The Lot of Joshua Hildreth is the
present homestead ofTheodore F. Haines, at Bridge Hamp
ton The land granted to John Cooper was next west, on
the south side of the rood from Snake Hollow to Sagg.
Some of the Lots in the 40 Acre Division, are not specifical-
ly described in the Records, and can only be located from
incidental mention, as the lot of Nathan Halsey mentioned
above which is the homestead of late Oliver Halsey. at
Mecox. W. S. P.)
Whereas I Wm Albertson of Southampton cloathier
having purchased of the truste of Soathampton that
Stream of Water at Noyac commonly known by the name
of Ruggs Stream to gether with twenty acres of land on
the west side thereof and two poles wide of land on the
east side from the head at ye South end running down to
the highway at ye north end as by deed of sale.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 65
I the said Wm Albertson will build a good suflficient
fulling mill on said stream to full cloth as shall be brought
unto me by the inhabitants of the said town and continual-
ly from year to year and he is to be paid for the fulling
thereof as it comes into the mill and according to the cov-
enants formerly made with himself and father which is
four pence per yard for fulling, tentering and pressing and
no more and if the said mill shall be out of order or the
dam broken down then he shall have two months time to
rebuild or repair the same and if in case he shall neglect
or refuse to full tenter and press as above said that the
said stream and twenty acres of land and premises shall
return to the town or trustees
Dated November 1738
The said Wm. Albertson is to have four pence per
yard as it comes out of the mill for what cloth he shall full
tenter and press
Southampton November ye 7. 1738.
Then at a Trustee meeting held at Obadiah Rogers ;
it was ordered by the said trustees, that advertisements
shall be set up att ye most publick places in Southampton,
Bridge Hampton and East Hampton. That ye Trustees
of said Town upon Thursday ccmes sennit, at two cclcck
after noon set up the stream at Noyack to sell with twenty
acres of land lying on the west side of ye streame, and two
66 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
rods wide on ye east side of said stream when ye dam
shall be at ye highest to mend and repair the dam. To
gether with 12^ acres of land at Sag Harbor, to the highest
bidder in order for to defray ye change of laying out ye
undivided lands, And ye trustees adjourn over this our
meeting to next Thursday comes sennit at ten o'clock in
Abstract. William Albertson having purchased the
stream at Noyack called Rugges stream, with 20 acres of
land on the west side of it and 10 poles wide on the east
side from the head at the south end to the highway at the
north end. he is to full cloth for the town at 4 pence a
yard. April 2, 1739.
Voted by the Town upon the town meeting day That
Isaac Jessup, James White and David Haines and John
Haines shall have the Noyac stream for the term of fifteen
years from the date hereof, provided they set up a grist
mill within a year, And if they shall fail at any time to
keepe a mill upon the said stream for a year together then
the stream shall returne to the towne, It is to be under-
stood Little Noyack. This was voted and was cleare as
CHRISTOPHER FOSTER town clerke
Whereas a great part of Hog Neck has fallen into the
hands of Mr. Jonathan Havens, and by reason of many
highways being laid out between lots, whereby great diffi-
culty accrues. Constant Havens desires the town to sell
him the said highways, he hereby obliging himself to keep
and maintain good and sufficient highways for traveling
through the said Neck. The Proprietors have taken the
matter into consideration, and have impowred Abram
Halsey, Stephen Herrick and Josiah Pierson to go down
and view the same and agree with him, and sell him the
same as they judge fitting. (Not dated)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 67
April 9, 1694. Ordered that Nathaniel Howell and
Joseph Hildreth do take the first opportunity to buy some
seder shingles to Repaire the south end of ye parsonage
house, and as many clapboards as will clapboard the peak
end and lay the Shingles.
June 13 & 14 1694. The Trustees had a long confer-
ence with Cornall Wm Smith about the Beach and find
the matter difficult, and did compound with him for all
Cupsooge medow and ten pounds in cash granted to him
ye rest of ye beach within his Manor.
At a meeting of ye Trustees ye 14 of June did then
order that according to ye directions of ye Justices to take
care of the poore and orphans within our parish, and the
children ot Thomas Reeves and Ben Davis deceased being
both fatherless and motherless, that Isaac Willman and
Aaron Burnatt do bond out said orphans, According on
ye 15th day were five of the said orphans were bound out,
to John Jessup, Martha Davis, To Abraham Howell, Han-
nah Reeves. To Francis Sayre Abigail Reeves, To
Thomas Sayre, Davis, To Samuel Whitehead,
An Estimate of the Inhabitants of this Town, taken by
us John Cook, Isaac Halsey and James Cooper Assessors,
Southampton, February the 27, 169 8-9.
Major Matthew Howell 157 5 John Reeves 48 10
Capt. Thomas Stephens 117 16 Isaac Mills 44 10
Mr. Edward Howell 140 Thomas Cooper 44 5
widow Patience Barnes
widow Joanna Cooper
widow Ruth White
widow Ann Perkins and
John Davis Jr
Capt Abraham Howell
Mr. Peregrine Stan-
John Foster, Jr
Left Joseph Fordham
widow Mary Rogers 48
Benjamin Foster Jun
Joseph Foster Junior 12
Mr. Jonah Fordham 40 10
Thomas Topping 70 10
Richard Howell Junr 30
Nathaniel Halsey 60
John Post 60
widow Hannah Jagger 1 14
John Howell 50
Benjamin Haines 46 10
John Rayner 64
Nathaniel Howell 68
Robert Woolly 25
Thomas Sayre 35
Jonah Howell 18
Mrs. Martha Phillips 10
Richard Howell 81
Joseph Hildreth 100
Benjamin Foster 63
Richard Halsey 21
Gershom Culver 80
Ensign Isaac Halsey
Richard Rounsfield 25
Caleb Gilbert 14
Mr. William Barker 30
Mannasah Kempton 38
Samuel Butler 12
Joseph Goodale 28
Samuel Clarke Old town 40
John Sayre 40
Joseph Woolley 20
Josiah Howell 30
Isaac Rayner 80
Isaac Halsey Jur 43
North Sea 106
Isaac Willman 70
Left Joseph Pierson 90
Isaac Halsey 100
Christopher Foster 46
Samuel Cooper 80
James Cooper 72
Edward Petty 40
John Jessup 130
Isaac Jessup 27
widow Mary Howell 30
Josiah Topping 130
Lott Burnett 95 10
Jonathan Rayner 100
Joseph Howell 48
James Howell 12
John Morehouse 56
Wilham Tarball 35
Anthony Ludlam 99
Samuel Lunn 58
Enoch Fithin 5 15
Peter Norris 36 5
Robert Norris 60
Samuel Haines 22 10
John Mitchell 50
Theodore Pierson 35
Howell 62 10
Benony Newton 60
Coll. Henry Pierson 160
John Cook 91
Josiah Hand 56
Ellis Cook 59
Thomas Rose 32
Daniel Sayre Jr 34
Stephen Hedges of
widow Hannah Bower
Hezekiah Topping 90
and her son Isaac
Willmot at Sagg,ginerl8
Peck, weaver at Sagg 12
Jonathan West 12
John Parker 70
Jonathan Strickling 36
Ezekiel Sandford 90
Elisha Howell 45
wid. Hannah Howell 59
Abner Hughs 12
Jacob Wood 12
widow mary Harris 15
Total £ 8285 10
Southampton April ye 2nd 1751
Whereas there having been a Major vote of the town
passed in the publick meeting on the election day that
Bridge Hampton Parish should have all that piece of land
upland swamp land and meadow land lying northward of
the Road and near the House of Silas White deceased ;
Bounded West by the lands of Charles Howell South by a
stake set for that purpose twelve foot to the North of the
Northwest corner of said White's barn and from that stake
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 71
running West four degrees north until it meets Charles
Howells land. Also part of the said south side is bounded
by the said Silas White's land which he had of the town
and Easterwardly it is bounded by the Mill Creek or
Brook and Mill Pond and Mr. Wick's swamp ; and north-
wardly by Thomas Howell. All which said land as it is
above specified and bounded being by the town given to
the above said parish to be and Remain forever for the
use of the Ministry and for no other use or useage what-
soever commonly called Parsonage Land
Note. This is what is known as the old Woolworth
place, next east of Sagg pond. W. S. P.
The Trustees confirm the same
This indenture made between the Trustees of the
Comonality of ye towne of Southampton in the County of
Suffolk and province of New York on the Island Nassau
on the one part and Worishone Indian of and belonging to
a place or people of Indians commonly called and known
by the name of Unquachauge ; planter of the other part
witnesseth that the said trustees of the town aforesaid by
and with one full consent and agreement, as well for the
summe of three bushells of good Indian corn to be paid
unto the said trustees or their successors for the time be-
ing and for and upon the Condition and provisose here-
after expressed have Demised, Granted, Lett and to farm
letten and by these presents do demise grant let and let to
farm unto the said Worishone Indian ail that there certain
piece of planting ground within the bounds of Southamp-
ton aforesaid att, a place commonly knowne by the name
72 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
of Speeuncke Neck, Seaven acres of land be the same more
or less as it is now fenced and granted by permission of
said trustees aforesaid, with all and singular the privilid-
ges and advantages belonging or in any wise appertaining
to have and to hold the said seven acres of land and prem-
ises, to him the said Worishone Indian from the date of
these presents for the full term of Eighteen Months and
no longer ; yeelding and paying therefor at the end of the
term of Eighteen moneths unto the said trustees for the
time being or their successors the rent of three bushels of
Indian corn as aforesaid — and the said Worishone Indian
doeth hereby further Covenant and agree to and with the
said trustees or their successors for the time being that at
the end of the said eighteen months that he and all his
Sons and any other of his family shall and will off the said
piece of land and fence remove his house or housing and
all his Creaturs and mever after settle break ground Cutt
timber or bring any creaturs upon any of the necke or
Neckes of land belonging unto the said Town of South-
ampton and he doth acknowledge the bounds to be west
as far as Setucke where the bound tree stands and was
marked for the said Southampton west bounds, in witness
whereof both partys have Sett to their hands and scales in
Southampton aforesaid this 27th day of June annoque
Signed Sealed and delivered in
presence of us
Thomas Sayre WORISHONE INDIAN
John Pears (?) his t mark
ISAAC JESSUP O JOSEPH FORDHAM O
ELISHA HOWELL JAMES COOPER O
JOHN HOWELL O JEREMIAH JAGGER O
JOHN FFOSTER JR.
JONAS BOWER O
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 73
In regard our North Sea first records are nott to be
found, therefore Jekamiah Scott gives in ye land and
meadow yt now is in his possesion and claime in ye North
Sea Line, ye West neck lande about four acres of medoe
in said neck which appertoined to Jonah Rogers, ye neck
containes about 150 ackers of upland and medow being
purchased as may appear by bill of sale, and in Cow Neck
about 80 Ackrs of land and meadow, and about tenn
ackers of beach as it is now fensed, which is commonly
called Daytons beach, a pond and spring within said land,
and five fifties in ye little neck, and about 8 ackers of land
eastward of Samuel Clarkes clepit (clay pit) land and
ajoinig to ye Seader swamp land, sold by Edward Howell
and John Howell deceased.
JECKANIAH SCOTT [no date]
A list of ye fence at Ogdens Neck as it fell to the
owners there of, the 5 of May 1691. upper fence Ed-
mund & Irl (Israel ?) Howell Jr 1 Joseph Post Jonathan
Raynor & Samuel Barnes 2, Josiah Raynor 3, Thomas
Topping 4, Richard Howell 5, Jonathan Raynor 6, John
Jagger 7, Joseph and Benjamin Foster 8, Isaac Halsey 9,
James White 10, Samuel Johnes 11 Josiah Halsey 12,
Loer fence at ye crik, Samuel Johnes 1 John Raynor
2 Richard Howell 3, Joseph Foster 4, James White 5,
John Jaggr 6 Thomas Topping 7, Jonathan Raynor 8,
Joseph Post 9, Josiah Halsey 10, Isaac Halsey 11 Edmund
(Note. The above is written on the back of a similar
list which was crossed out, and the following memoran-
dums written on it "This Side iss out of date like an Old
AUmenick, therefore looke ye other Side for paper is
Scarce per Samll Johnes, a true coppy." W. S. P.)
74 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS,
Bridge hampton August 29, 1734. David Pierson and
Elisha Howell Dr. For dressing Mrs. Rug four months
and physick, that I gave her fer ye whole of what I did fer
her comes to in money Seven pounds fourteene shillings.
This note alowed by ye Trustees, as witness my hand
John Howell Clerk.
Letter addressed to "Capt. Abraham Howell att South-
Sir this may serve to inform you or any of ye signers
of the address to His majesty, that according to his Excel-
lencys direction we have sum of us signed an adress to
him and have agreed to alow his Majesties oflficrs twenty
pounds for our town signers part, and have committed the
sd adress to Capt. Congreve's care to deliver it to his Ex-
celency, and we think it my be the properest way for your
people to due the like. I am
East hampton January 27, 1717.
Southampton October ye 6, 1696.
At a Trustees meeting, It is agreed that Isaac Halsey
and Nathaniel Howell shall have nine shillings for the use
of their house for ye time past, yt John Earle hath had it,
and till the first of May next. That is the west End of the
said house. Abraham Howell undertakes to get John
Earle twelve loades of wood for two shillings sixpence per
loade, Joseph Pierson is to buy a Beast for ye said Earle.
Manassah Kempton is to buy graine for his supply till ye
first of April next. James Cooper is to buy a Barrell c f
pork fer him, or pork by weight as he shall think fitt.
Ordred that Joseph Pierson, Abraham Howell and William
Herrick be attorneys in ye behalfe of the towne of South-
ampton to sue all persons in ye said towne who tresspass
upon any highway within this towne's Bounds. Ordred
that Henry Pierson draw a letter of attorney. Ordered
yt Manassah Kempton doe procure cedar to cover ye par-
sonage house, and to get nails to lay ye covering on
76 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(Abstract of Deed) Thomas Stephens conveys to
Jeremiah Howell g of a 50 of upland and meadow lying at
Red Creek Island, which I boytt of Theophilus Pierson.
In exchange Jeremiah Flowell and his brother Isaac
Howell convey io Thomas Stephens, f of a 50 of land in
Great Ownnack (Oneck) in ye Lot No. 6 as it stands drawn
to my father on ye town Book in ye North division in
Quagga purchase. May 30 1743.
(See Vol. Ill, Printed Records, Pge 120)
Voted that Ichabod Sayre should have his land
changed that lyeth at Long Springs for land at the south
side of his land at Seven ponds, for soe much land as they
that are appointed to lay it out think reasonable not dam-
nifying any perticular person, he being at ye charger.
April 3, 1722.
Note. Ichabod Sayre's land at Seven Ponds, is the
farm owned in late years by the Archibald family.
W. S. P.)
Whereas there hath been complaint made to us that
the Lot No. fifteen in the South Division, there was a
mistake in the Return in one line, the Record being but
50 poles by the highway north and South, and we have
been and meshured it and find by the corners that the
layers out marked, and by the land that it should be
ninety four poles, and there is noe Reason a mistake should
pass to Rong any man, therefore Wee desire the trustees
of the town of Southampton to give the dark order to
enter said line of said lot ninety four poles, as witness our
hands this Eighth dy of April 1719.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS- 77
Whereas Edward Petty moves to ye town that he may
have sum land changed to take in sum land on ye south
part of Joseph Mores, that was his late deceased, and to
leave out so much land on ye south side of ye land that
was Matthew Lums lot that is decesed, at the discretion
of Theophilus Howell and Elisha Howell, a!" ye charge of
said Petty. At a meatingof the town on April ye 7th 1730.
Voted that ye said Edwrd Petty shall have the land
changed as above mentioned. This voate passed cleared.
CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Gierke.
(Note. The above lands are probably at Poxa-
bogue. W. S P.)
Southampton February ye 23 day 172 4-5. at a
towne meeting the trustees being legally warned, ye trus-
tees do apointe John Howell and Jonathan Rayner Junr.
to go to John Parkers to forwarne Mr. James Townsend
to running any Range or line within our towne boundes,
that is within ye limits of our Pattent, which is to Run
from ye weste side of Setuck from ye marked tree upon a
northerly line over to Peaconick grate River. But if wee
can agree ye man to run our line according to our Patent,
on ye townes charge, this is by ye order of ye trustees.
Test CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Clerk.
Mr White peticons fer liberty that ye highway yt
joynes to ye parsonage land at Seponack, shall be shut up
to ye parsonage land, Mr. White keeping gates and bars
at both endes for ye term of ten years. This voote past
cleare, as witness
(no date) CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Clerk.
(Note. The parsonage land is now a part of the farm
of late Elias White, at Seponack. W.S.P.)
78 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Voted that Peletiah Fordham shall have liberty to sett
up a windmill on ye Commons between John Mitchell and
Calfe Creek, provided he will pay all damage that ye mill
shall doe to dum cretors. not damnifying highways, ye
vote passed cleare.
Voted at a town meting in Southampton the first
tuesday in Aprill 1720, that Aaron Burnet shall have a
highway changed from the north side of his now dwelling
house to ye south side, leaving as much land on the south
side as he takes in on the north."
Southampton, To the assessors. The Estimate of
your Towne being £6616, 10s Od, your proportion of this
present County Rate which you ar to pay in cash is £20,
13s 6i d. October 30 1700
JOSEPH FORDHAM Clerke.
The Humble Petition of Nathaniel Halsey of South-
ampton, to the Proprietors of sd Town, Whereas I have
a mind to Build upon a lott of land lying in the Hay
Ground Hollow eastward of y son's house, and it is ill
convenient in order for a well, my humble Request
therefore is, yt the said Proprietors would grant me leave
at the discretion of any two of the sd Proprietors at my
cost and charge to lay dcwn land en the East side of said
land and take up at the south end, which will much oblige
your Humble Petitioner
Southampton April 3d 1732.
Southampton November 5th 1695. Att a meeting held
by trustees, sundry bills alowed for servis don for ye
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 79
To Edward Howell 2 days setting
the line between East and Soiith-
To Joseph Pierson ditto 6 days and
helping to hang the bell at 2s 3d
Samuel Coopr 5 days at ditto, and
bringing ye bell from Nor west
Capt. Topping 6 days for do. line
Abraham Howell 2 days at the line
at 10 s for hanging the bell att
£1, 18s 3d
John Cook ditto line
Coll. Henry Pierson do. at line 6
manassah Kempton for hanging ye
bell and smith work
Benjamin Smith for ringing ye bell
John Piny for fetching Lipo, Indian
from Acquabauke, and 15s lOd
iron work fer ye bell 18s
Isaac H alsey, south end, for warn-
ing a towne meeting Election
James Cooper fer visiting the west
Joseph Fordham for ditto
William Herrick fr ditto
Job Sayre 100 of bord & 2 quarts of
William Herrick for a bord
80 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Suffolk County. To the Constables of Southampton or
Either of them.
These are in his majesties name To Require you to
Summons or warn all the Proprietors of your town. To
meet at the Meeting House in Southampton, on Wednes-
day next at Ten a clock in the forenoon, in order to draw
their Lotts of Land which is laid out by the Layers out
according to the order of the Trustees, and here of faill
not. Given under our hande this Twenty fourth day of
November annoque Domini 1738
ABRAHAM COOPER Justice.
You are also Required to Summons the Trustees to
appear at Eight a clock on said Wednesday in the fore
noon, which are as followeth.
OBADIAH ROGERS ISAAC HALSEY
JONAH HOWELL JOHN HOWELL
EPHRAIM WHITE STEPHEN HERRICK
SAMUEL JaGGER SAMUEL HOWELL
JOHN MITCHELL NATHAN HALSEY
JCB PIFRSON ELNATHAN WHITE
(Note. The above is the order to the Proprietors to ap-
pear and draw the Lots in the Great South and North
Division. See Vol. Ill Printed Records, Page 88. W. S. P.)
June ye 18, 1711. Granted and made over unto ye In-
habitants of ye North Sea, a certain peace of meadow ly-
ing neare Hog neck spring upcn ye beach as it was given
mee by a vote of ye Inhabitants of ye town of Southamp-
ton as it stands upcn Record in ye tcwn book in page 102,
which peace of meadcw I make over frcm me and mine,
or any in my name to ye said North Sea m.en, namely
them yt are concerned in ye matter to them and their
heirs for ever. JOHN JESSUP.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 81
Number 24, in ye 40 Acre Division, drawn by Mr,
Phillips, Robert Kellam and John Howell Jr, but was never
measured nor delivered, and now being purchased by
Anthony Ludlam and upon his request we yt were chosen
to lay out ye two last divisions in the year 1712, have
measured and delivered said lot to said Anthony Ludlam
at ye place called ye millstone Swamp., and on ye north
side of ye said swamp wee marked a tree with A. L. and
went E North East 96 poles and marked a tree with ye
same letters, from thence we went west and by south 80
poles, and from thence north and by west 43 poles, and
from thence n. n. w 56 poles.
At a Trustee meeting ye 18 day of September 1724,
being legally warned, ye Trustees do agree to sell twenty
thousand Pine trees for three years, to box for turpentine
from ye time he begins to box, and he is to begin ye next
spring, and he has liberty to begin at either end betweene
ye Red Creek and John Parkers, at which end ye gentle-
man pleaseth, on ye north side of ye Country road, and ye
Trustees have sould ye quantity of trees above mentioned
to Mr. Moses Mandell, he paying to ye trustees of said
towne fifteen shillings a thausand fer ye use of ye proprie-
tors of ye said towne. And we appoint Capt. Scott and
Justice Foster to hire a house for ye poore till next spring.
82 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
These may Certifie whom it may concerne that by
order of their majesties Receiver Generall at New York I
doe acknowledge to have received of the trustees of the
towne of Southampton the just sum of six pounds and fif-
teen shiUings which is in full of what was due from the
sayd towne for Quit Rent from the date of their patent
until the twenty fifth day of march last past, their sever-
all receipts and discharges being allowed them, as attest
my hand this 28 dy of June 1694.
JOHN HOBART, Sheriff.
Whereas by act of General Assembly there is ye sum
of £466, 16s layed as ye quota or proportion of Suffolk
County of, ye tax of 2793 [pieces] of 8, fer ye Reinforcing
ye frontiers, to be assessed and paid as in said Act, to his
majesties Receiver General at New York in two equal pay-
ments ye one haf at or before the 29 day of September
next, ye other at or before ye 25th of march following,
The proportion whereof to ye Towne of Southampton as-
sessed at 8000, amounts to one hundred thirty six pounds,
ten shillings to be paid in two equal payments as above
For ye better assessing whereof It was ordred by ye
Justices of ye Peace convened with the Chief e Justice July
ye 2 1696. That ye Assessors of each Respective towne,
^ Manor &c. in this County shall have noe regard to any
former Regulations but according to ye Oath to be admin-
istered to them by the next Justice of the Peace, Well,
truly, equally impartially and in due proportion as it shall
appear to them according to their best understanding, to
assess ye Inhabitants, Residents and free holders of &c.
And that if ye estate of any person should not appear to
be worth above 12 s he shall be rated at 12 s for his faculty
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 83
and if any person refuse to pay their assessment, having
or pretending not to have any known estate, the Respective
Collector shall and may sue for ye same before the next
Justice of ye Peace, and recover ye same with costs, as in
other cases, And that ye said Collector be allowed nine
pence per pound fer Collectifig and paying ye said taxes,
and that a surplusage be made in each tax rate sufficient
to Indemnify ye said Collector fer insolvencys.
Per order THOMAS HELME Clerk
(Note. The "Piece of 8" was the Spanish dollar, valued
at 8 shillings. W. S. P.)
To ye Justices of ye Peace and Assessrs of Southamp-
ton Brookhaven July ye 3, 1696.
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Rus-
sell Jr. of the town of Southampton, have sold to Abram
Halsey of sd towne a sertain parsel ot land meadow land
and water at hog neck Spring, bounded east by the land of
Thomas Sandford, north by the highway, it lying in tri-
angular form, as witness my hand and seal this eighth day
of march 1745.
THOMAS RUSSELL Junr.
in presence of us
June 28 1767. Capt. Obadiah Rogers and Ebenezer
White Esq. were appointed by the trustees at their last
meeting to make an Exchange of sum land with Elias
Foster at or near Long Springs. Do make Returne as fol-
loweth. that is to say that Elias Foster may and shall
have the seven acres of land adjoining on the east side of
84 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
his lot of land at or near Long Springs, as it is now staked ;
for and in considration of his laying down all that land
which he had of Samuel Cooper lying on the west side of
his Close to be to the youse of the town forever ; and the
above said seven acres to be to him the sd Foster his heirs
and assins forever.
At a Trustee meeting April ye 22 day 1718 wee ap-
point two cattle to a fifty to go into Shinecock, and ye
feald to be opened ye twenty day of May next ensueing,
and wee appoint three colts in lue of one Beaste, and all
Colts to have ye haire of ye tale cut, and and all cattle"to
be Branded on ye home with ye towne Brand ye letter B.
wee apointe 6 cattle to be let out to defray ye towne
charge at Shinecock, and we apointe Ichabod Coopr to
agree with ye men that wants pasture.
Ordred that Obadiah Rogers and Ephraim White is to
hire a pound to be made new and to set it where ye old
meeting house stood, on ye towns land. Ordred that
Daniel Hedges view ye fence at East Hampton line fer this
(Note. The old meeting house, on the site of which
the pound was built, stood on the southwest corner of the
homestead late of Edwin Post, now of Wm. J. Post on the
main streat of Southampton village W. S. P.)
Ordred that ye Indians shall be fetched up to kill their
Dogs ferthwith by a Warrant from ye Justis.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 85
To THE Trustees of Southampton
Gentlemen. Whereas upon our motion you sent a
note to us concerning ye Bound fence between our two
townes, being esteemed a fence for horse and swine, there-
fore we the Trustees of East Hampton do hereby comply
and agree with your offer and agreement according to
your note bearing date ye 15 dy of May 1722. Given by
order of our trustees, per
MATTHIAS BURNET Clerk.
Southampton July 3, 1712. Whereas Daniel Sayre of
Southampton hath bought of the towne of Southampton a
quarter of Sagg Swamp of the said town to him and his
heires and assigns, he hath sold his quarter part of said
swamp, that is his right and title to Theophilus Howell and
John Wick and to their heirs aud assigns fr ever, fer
four pounds eleven shillings, as witness my hand this day
cind year above written.
Whreas Daniel Sayre of Southampton hath bought of
the town of Southampton a quarter part of the swamp at
Saggabonack, and was to pay the mony in a month, and
before he paid it he sold his bargaine to Isaac Halsey son
of Thomas Halsey fer eighteen shillings, he the said Isaac
Halsey paying the three pounds fifteen shillings to the
Trustees, and the swamp to be to the said Isaac Halsey
and his heires and assigns, as it was to Daniel Sayre and
his assignes. As witness my hand, this 3 day of July 1712.
86 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Att the same Time Isaac Halsey hath sold all his right
and title to Theophilus Howell and John Wick, to be
equally divided between them, and to be and remain to
their assigns for ever, the whole of the quarter of Sag
swamp that he bought and had of Daniel Sayre, as wit-
ness y hand this 3 dy of July 1712.
Southampton July ye 3, 1712. At a meeting of the
Trustees. Wee received in the behalf of the town Fifteen
pounds and a shilling fer Sag Swamp, which the town sold
in a Town meeting to Abraham Howell, John Wick The-
ophilus Howell and Daniel Sayre. Which said fifteen
pounds one shilling is in full fer the said swamp according
to the sale of the town, and the swamp to be divided
equally betwene them, to each a quarter part, and to the
said Abraham Howell John Wick, Theophilus Howell and
Daniel Sayre and their heirs and assigns fer ever.
Southampton July 3d 1712. Att a meeting of the
Trustees wee received in the behalfe of the towne thirty
seven pounds in money fer the Blank Lot which was sold
by the town to Nathaniel Halsey and John Sayre being
thirty seaven acres, Joining to number Fifty in the last
Division, lying above the head of the mill pond at the
Spinne of Nathaniel Halsey and John Sayre, which said
lott of land is to them their heirs and assigns fer ever, to
be equally divided between them or their heirs. I say Re-
ceould by us.
MATTHW LUM JAMES COOPER
JOB SAYRE ISAAC HALSEY
JOSEPH MOORE HEZEKIAH HOWELL
(See Vol. 11. Printed Records pge 166)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 87
(ABSTRACT OF DEED.)
Robert Woolley of Southampton in the East
Riding of Yorkshire on Long Island ''fer a valuable
sum of money" sells to Peter Norris one third parte
of a twenty acre lot lying and being at Sagaponack. No.
21 in the last Division in conjunction with James Hampton
and Robert Kallam. Being bounded on the south side by
Ben Palmer, on the north by John Woodruff on the west
by Sagaponack pond, on the east by the highway. With
all etc. Aprill 15 1681.
Witness Abraham Howell
John Howell Jr
(See Vol. II, Printed Records Pge 260-263)
Southampton September ye 29, 1736. Know all men
by these presents that I Jekamiah Scott of ye above said
town have bargained and sould from me and my heires
for ever, my medow at Little pond, unto Thomas Lupton
and his heires forever, fer his half Island of Sedg at Jef-
freys Creek lying with John Haines. In confirmation heere-
of I have sett my hand in the prsence of us
September ye 26 1733. Wee ye commisseners being
called down to North Sea to view the highways about ye
said North Sea, we find that four poles wide frcm ye gate
below the houses down to Hemes hill along the old path
sumtimes more on one side ye path, and sum times on the
88 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Other, to be wide enough and a commodious highway, and
now order it be four poles as above, and so to continue till
it be altred by ye commisseners. And the rode that leads
down by Jeffreys creek we straightened from Capt. Scott's
southeast corner to the southwest corner, when the fence
is — here about four poles, except ye rode be stratened on
the othr side.
Whereas it was granted to Samuel Jones (Johnes) to
change sum land to take up sum where Samuel Jones Jr
house now stands at Scuttle Hole, and at said meeting
Theophilus Howell and Josiah Topping was appointed to
doe to it, and at the desire of said Samuel Jones went and
laid out an acre and a rood about Samuel Jones Jr house,
joing to the pond, from Christophr Foster's fence by the
pond eight poles from the pond upward eight poles from
the norwest corner of the yard, to ye north east corner of
the yard, to ye north east comer of the barn eastward
sixteen poles, all containing an acre and a rood ; in liew of
which by his consent wee took off on the south west part of
his lot two poles and a half from comer to corner, eighty
poles long which makes the highway now between Chris-
topher Foster and Samuel Jones twelve poles and a halfe
wide. Given under our hands this 16 dy of June 1718.
(N OTE. The house of Samuel Johnes Jr was on the east
side of the small pond on the south side of the Scuttle
Hole road, near what is known as "the Alderman Haines,
place." W. S. P.)
HITSORICAL DOCUMENTS- 89
Vooted that Richard Shaw shall have liberty to sett
up a ware house at Sag Harbor in sum place at ye discre-
tion of Elisha Howell and Isaac Jessup, where they shall
think moste convenient. (Not dated)
November ye 9th day 1738. Mr. William Olberson
(Albertson) bought ye streame commonly called Rugs
stream, with twenty acres of land lying on ye weste side
of ye stream, with ten poles wide on ye Easte side of ye
Streame, running ye length of ye stream ; at a meating
of ye Proprietors by order of ye Trustees, for two hundred
and thirteen pounds one shilling as witness
CHRISTOPHER ffOSTER, Towne Gierke.
(ABTRACT OF DEED.
John Rose of the North Sea belonging unto Southamp-
ton in the East Riding of Yorkshire on Long Island, sells
to Isaac Raynor of Southampton, "one half acre of land
out of the southeast corner of my Home Lot. at the North
Sea, as it this day stands and is staked out. Ten Rods or
Poles in length, east and west, and eight Rods or Poles in
weadth north and south. And is bounded west and north
by my land, east and south by the Commons." "For a
valuable Summe of money."
Dated this 30th day of march 1682.
Witnesses JONATHAN HOWELL
(Note. This is a part of the ancient Rose homestead
still owned by his descendants. The old house, stood on
the east side of the street opposite the house of late Gapt.
Jetur R. Rose. W. S. P.)
90 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Granted to Capt. Stephens, Caleb Gilbert and Jeremiah
Culver, liberty to sett up a windmill upon the North east
corner of the Parsonage Land upon ye west side of ye
highway that Runs into ye Great Plaines, Provided they
have the consent of Mr Whiting
Test JOSEPH FORDHAM Justice.
Not dated. Probably 1694)
(Note. The Parsonage land, mentioned, is on the west
side of First Neck lane, in Southampton, and now owned
by Dr. Peter F. Chambers. W. S. P.)
At a meeting of ye Proprietors of Southampton, vooted
that Mr. Nathaniell Singletree shall have all the liberty of
improving of Beaver Dam river to sett up a Sawmill, by
Damming att his discretion, and the liberty of building att
his discretion, and cutting timber, for fireing, and saw for
any Proprietor, he or they bringing logs, for forty shillings
per thousand, or to the halves. And the liberty of twenty
acres of land and some meadow east side of Beaver Dam
river, for thirty yeares, and then or sooner if he leaves it
sooner, to descend to the Proprietors of this towne. It is
to be understood that the twenty acres of land and meadow
so above mentioned should be laid out at ye discretion of
Isaac Jessup and Jonathan Raynor, not exceeding 70 rods
downward from the Dam, leaving a convenient road below
the mill. And when he refuses to saw for the Proprietors
when he can conveniently do it, that the mill land and the
meadow shall returne to the town, and that he shall build
the mill within a year after this voote, (Not dated)
Voted and cleare as teste
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 91
At a meeting of ye Proprietors, voted that James Rose
shall have ye land that was formerly in John Earles occu-
pation, between Benjamin Marshall's and Benjamin Jag-
gers, for fourty shillings in current money fr ye Proprie-
tors Euse. This voote was voted and past cleare
as teste CHRISTOPHR FOSTER Gierke
(Note. This is on the west side of North Sea road,
Benjamin Marshall's place was in late years owned by
James McCorkle, and now by George Wines. The land of
Benjamin Jagger is now the land of heirs of Gharles Henry
Halsey south of the rail road. W. S. P.)
Southold November 8, 1696.
The Gounty of Suffolk is Debtor to Southampton.
£ s d
To Jonah Howell for 1 old wolf and 5 young
wolves killed by Indian 2 15 6
To Ephraim Howell for 1 horse, pressed
to Brookhaven. 6
To Lot Burnett for 1 horse pressed to Brook-
To Mannassah Kempton for serveing on ye
grand Jury at Southampton and South-
old, in ye year 1695.
Ditto fer year 1696
To Obadiah Rogers serving on grand Jury
To John Jessup on ye grand jury 1 day
To Isaac Willman on ye grand jury 1 day
To Joseph Fordham on ye grand jury 1 day
92 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
To widow Martha Phillips fer 17 meals and
Bread and cheese. 12
To Samuel Cooper serving on ye grand Jury
To John Mowbray serving on ye grand Jury
at Southold 18
To Thomas Parvin pressed to Setauket to
bring back horses
To Thomas Parvin fer charges of said horses
To Mr. Matthew Howell fer attending at ye
Assembly at New York
To Mr. Matthew Howell for regulating ye
taxes at Southold
To Mr. Matthew Howell fer expenses
To Mr. Matthew Howell fer 3 days at Brook-
haven about taxes
To Mr. Matthew Howell for expenses
^ The County Rate was £191. 0. 10.
\ Southampton's proportion £58. 6.
£52 19 3
March ye 11th 1699. the Trustees met and supervised
To John Jessup 3 days assessing £0 9
To Jonah Howell for warning a towne meet-
ing and a halfe. 6
Joseph Poast for warning a towne meeting
John Foster for mending the Pound
Josiah Topping 3 days assessing
John Cook for an Indian cutting the Range,
one day 16
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 93
and one day and halfe about the'Line with
East [hampton] 3
Ezekiel Sandford for ten pounds in pay be-
hind of the bridge money in Cash. 6 13 4
£8 13 10
Mr Edward Howell for one days surveying
land at meakox in year 1697 3
To THE Constable of Southampton.
Whereas complaint hath been made unto us by the
trustees and overseers of the Poor of Southampton, in the
County of Suffolk, That Ebenezer Taylor, some time in
this present November was a Sojourner and Dweller in the
Towne of East Hampton, in ye said county. Is now come
into the said towne of Southampton, indeavoring to settle
himselfe as an Inhabitant thereof, and hath not within
forty days last past given or delivered to ye Trustees and
Overseers of the Poor of said Towne, any notice in writing
of the house of his abode, but is likely to become charge-
able to the said towne contrary to the forme of the
statute, in that case made and provided. These are there-
for in her Majesties name to command (you) to warne the
said Ebenezer Taylor forthwith to depart out of and from
the said Towne of Southampton, to the place of his last
abode and settlement, or othrwise to give sufficient securi-
ty to be allowed by us, not to be chargeable to the said
towne. And if he shall refuse or neglect so to do, That
then, you forthwith apprehend and bring the said Ebenzer
Taylor before us to shew good cause to the contrary, or to
be proceeded against according to Law, Here of fail not
at your Peril.,
given under our hands and seales in Southampton this
24th day of November Annoque Dom. 1705
94 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(ABSTRACT OF AGREEMENT)
Whereas John Davis has a grant of a Stream of water
at Little Noyake as upon record doth appear to set up a
Grist mill thereon. The said John Davis sells one equal
half of the same to Thomas Stephens. And they agree
jointly to build a mill within the time limited and they
agree to carry on the business equally
Dated May 2nd 1692
(ABSTRACT OF DEED)
The Trustees of the Town of Southampton convey to
John Parker one Fifty Right of commonage to run from
Red Creek to the West bounds of the Town (Quaggo
And the said John Parker is to have all the upland
northward of the road from Dirty Creek the first creek
eastward from his house ; and to extend westward to the
going over the river by his dwelling house the above said
Fifty and premises to be the said John Parker and his
heirs and assigns.
In exchange John Parker makes over to the said Trus-
tees "all my right and title yt I now have or ever had to
ye Seder swamp at Hockabock (Accabog) lying between
ye two rivers
Dated the 4th day of January 1726
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 95
(ABSTRACT OF DIVISION)
Elisha Howell and John Mitchell having purchased
from Major Joseph Fordham and his son Joseph Fordham
and Edward Howell a piece of land lying on the West sice
of the highway that goeth to the Beach at Mecox Plain
and they agree to divide as follows in quantity and quality,
Elisha Howell agrees to take "that part next to the Beach
being greatest in quantity because poorer."
John Mitchell agrees "to take the north part which is
the least in quantity because the best"
Dated February 19th 1725
• JOHN SHAW
To all people to whom [these may concern know ye
that I Will Nero Indian of Shinnecock do admit toll rate
and allow Joseph Fordham of Southampton to live at Cold
Spring in his now dwelling house that stands on the Indian
Land ; also I give him the said Fordham liberty to plant
on anv part of the Indian Field on my Right ; and that no
person molest or hinder him in so doing
Witness my hand this 12th day of April Anno dom 1759
WILL X NERO
Southampton June 17, 1776, memorandum. That
when I was young I often heard the people talk that the
northwest corner of our bounds was a large white oak tree
standing not far from the river, and that the line was as
run by Coll. Matthew Howell and some other man or men,
and that about fifty four years ago, myself and Ichabod
Cooper Jr. was hired by the Trustees to go and see the
bounds, And accordingly went to the Riverhead, and took
Old Mr. Parker with us, who showed us the tree on which
we cut the first letters of our names, and there was many
other letters cut before. And then in the year 1752 or
there abouts, I was again hired by the trustees in company
with Isaac Post Esq. to go and see the Bounds again. Ac-
cordingly we went and found the tree as I had left it be-
fore. And this is all the northwest bound I ever heard of,
until the Trustees moved to lay out the Cedar swamp.
And then Capt. Halsey offered to challenge said swamp,
but the Trustees paid no regard to his claim, but proceded
to their work, and laid it out as is very well known. And
this is all that I know .
Southampton, May ye 28, 1736.
A Parrish Rate made & laid att one penny half penny
on ye Lb. to defray part of ye charge of building a house
for our minister to dwell in.
£ s d
Capt. Abram Howell 50 06 09
Jonathan Raynor and
Henry Ludlam Jr
136 18 05
3 00 4
7 00 11
50 06 09
Abiall Cook & son 44 05 11
Ellis Cook 22 02
Henry Ludlam 20 02
Daniel Foster &
21 02 10
100 13 6
John Howell Jr
Aaron Burnet & son
Samuel Halsey & sor
I 20 02
John Davis &
Benjamin Foster &
Jonathan Howell &
Nathaniel Halsey &
Samuel Clark A son
Capt. Scott & son
Howell & sons
David Rose Jr
George Harris & sor
1 56 07
Mr. Francis Pel-
Jeremiah Culver & son 30 04
Jeremiah Culver Jr 13 01 9
Moses Culver 21 02 10
John Reeves 54 07 3
James Cooper 45 06 1
Thomas Cooper ye
third 59 07 11
Gershom Culver 6 00
Ephraim Hildreth 26 03
John Foster 40 05
Caleb Gilbert & son 16 02
Mr. Ichobod Cooper &
son 54 07 3
Samuel Cooper &
mother 47 06 4
Nathan Jagger 5 01 8
Joseph Pierson 3 04 3
Benjamin Marshall 9 01 2
Joseph Goodale & son 8 01 1
Samuel Jagger 27 03 7
Capt. Post & son 112 15 2
William Foster & son 2 00 3
Thomas Foster Jr 14 01 10
Christopher Foster Jr 2 01 3
Ichobod Sayre 32 09 4
John Bishop 11 01 5
ton & nephew 24 03 3
& son 32 04 4
John Jagger 7 00 11
James Rose 9 01 2
Mrs mary mul-
ford 3 00 4
John Woolley 90 12 2
Ephraim Halsey 40 05 5
Isaac Bower 33 04 5
Jonah Bower 15 02
& son 94 12 8
Isaac Halsey Jr
& son 69 09 4
Joseph Halsey 16 02 2
White & son 70 09 5
Job Sayre & son 95 12 10
Nehemiah Sayre 5 00 8
Mr. Hugh Gelston
& mother 59 07 11
Wood & children 59 07 11
Nathan Herrick 38 05 1
James Herrick &
William 44 05 11
Stephen Herrick 44 05 11
Mackie 29 03 11
Joseph Howell &
mother 36 04 10
widow Dorcas Norris 3 00 4
Nathaniel Howell &
mother 30 04
Richard Howell & son 40 05 5
Lieut. Hezekiak How-
ell cV son 110 14 10
Christopher Foster 91 05 6
Joseph Foster 6 00 9
Edward Howell 2 00 3
widow Bethyah Jes-
sup 58 07 10
Job Wick 14 04 7
Stephens 72 09 9
Henry Pierson 40 05 5
John Howell & Sons 54 07 4
Lieut.Obadiah Rogers32 11 1
Jonah Howell, Samuel
and mother 44 05 11
Jonathan Howell Jr 06 00 9
Jeremiah Culver ye
third 2 00 3
Samuel Woodruff 18 02 3
Thomas Foster &
mother 21 02 10
Hackaliah Foster 11 01 5
Elisha Halsey 28 03 9
Samuel Pierson 3 04
Joseph Smith 1 00 2
William Woolley 7 11 1
Jonathan Pierce 10 01 4
Samuel Randall 5 00 8
ham 12 01 7
Nathan Reeves 4 00 6
Stephen Reeves 18 02 5
John Reeves Jr 15 02
2 00 3
Patrick Carr «^'
100 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
This Rate made by me, John Howell Assessor.
And is errors excepted, ye sum of thirty pounds, eight
shillings & two pence.
According to my computation the sum total is £30, 16s
(Note. This parsonage house was built to replace the
one purchased from John Cooper in 1675. The new house
for which the above rate was levied, lasted for a hundred
years, when the present Presbyterian parsonage in South-
ampton was erected on the same site in 1846. W. S. P.)
Southampton April ye 23, 1744. At a parish meeting
it was voted by the parishioners of ye above, that Zebulon
Howell Jr shall dwell in the School house for the ensuing
year, he paying to ye town ten shillings in country pro-
duce, and leaving ye glass and flore and walls in as good
circumstances as they are now, and to go out of said house
at a month's warning, and to ring ye bell a nights and at
all other times and sweep the meeting house.
(Note. This recalls the fact that in old times it was the
custom to ring the church bell at nine o'clock at night.
This continued till after the Revolution. W. S. P.
Trustees met Feb. 2. 1767. Voted that the men of the
north end of the town from the meeting house to the
woods northward, who will, may and shall have good right
and power, to set a school house on the old foundation be-
hind William Jagger's home lot.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 101
(Note. The old school house, which is also the one
mentioned in the preceding notice, stood at the west end
of the homestead of Wm Seymour White, in Southampton
village. W. S. P.)
At a trustee meeting held at ye house of Stephen
Herrick on ye 29 day of November 1738, it was then or-
dered by said Trustees that there shall be a Parish rate
made and levied on all ye parishioners of this parish, to
defray all the charge that is behind of our new Parsonage
For as much as we namely Matthew Howell and
Joseph Fordham two of her majesties Justices of the Peace
for the County of Suffolk, have been credibly informed
that the several persons hereafter named were unseason-
ably and disorderly tipling and gaming at a publick house
in your said town (namely Samuel Butler's) on the twenty
eighth or twenty ninth day of September last past. You or
either of you are hereby required in her Majesties name
Immediately to cause to come before us, her Majesties,
Justices James Clarke, James White, Henry Ludlam, Mr.
Nathaniel Wade and Jeremiah Foster, Ichabod Cooper, John
Wilman, David Burnet, Richard Fowler, Joshua Halsey,
Benjamin Marshall, Josiah Laughton, James Wilman and
Arthur Davis. To answer to the premises. As Witness
our hands this 2nd day of October, 1702.
To the Constables of
(Note. The house of Samuel Butler, was the south part
of the present homestead of Albert Reeves, south of Jobs
Lane, in Southampton village. W. S. P.)
Abstracts of Patents granted by the late Colony of
New York, with the Quit Rents due 29 September 1776 in
To whom granted Quit Rents due
29 Sept. 1776.
£ s d
Constant and Nathaniel Silvester 16 3
31 May 1666
23 August 1686
5 October 1665
5 October 1694
11 April 1706
19 Oetober 1708
10 October 1695
31 October 1676
9 October 1693
9 December 1686
27 December 1686
6 January 1686
25 March 1677
27 December 1686
5 December 1684
1 March 1686
25 March 1692
12 November 1697
2 April 1675
5 May 1703
27 October 1708
Town of Huntington
Isaac De Reimer & Co.
Thomas & Richard Willit
Town of Southold
Town of Brookhaven
Thomas Wickham & Co
6 December 1685 Town of Southampton
9 December 1686 Town of East Hampton
7 17 6
2 02 3
1 02 9
5 16 3
19 07 6
3 17 6
10 03 9
7 17 6
5 16 3
(Note. The location of each of these Patents may be
easily found by reading the histories of the different towns
Suffolk County. A few may be mentioned here. The
Patent to Constant and Nathaniel Silvester was for Shelter
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 103
Island. The Patent to William Smith was St. Georges
Manor. Richard Smiths in 1677 was the town of Smith-
town. The one granted to Richard Smith (son of the
former) in 1697 was for East Moriches. Charles Con-
greve's was for Winnecomac, the south west part of
Smithtown. John Mowbray's is now Bay Shore formerly
Penataquit. W. S. P.
By Act of Legislature April 1, 1786, it was ordered
that all Quit rents were to be paid into the State treasury,
but that all persons holding lands by Patent and quit rent
might commute the same by paying 14 shillings for each
shilling of quit rent. At a Town meeting held January
23, 1787, it was voted, "That the Trustees appoint a man
to commute and discharge the quit rent of this Town."
April 7th 1770. At a Town meeting held on said day
to choose Town Officers for the year ensuing, the free-
holders and commonalty being assembled do proceed upon
their choice as followeth, in presence of
THOMAS COOPER|t„ ,. _
ISAAC POST I justices.
Stephen Rogers, chosen clerk.
Hugh Gelston chosen constable.
Edward Topping chosen constable.
James Rogers chosen constable.
Braddick Corey chosen constable.
Thomas Cooper chosen Supervisor.
Hugh Gelston chosen Collector
Isaac Post, Esq. & Thomas Sandford Esq chosen As-
104 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
Jedediah Howell & Samuel Howell the 3rd, chosen
Supervisors of Intestate Estates.
Isaac Post, Silas Howell, Thomas Cooper, Matthew
Howell, Nathan Reeves, Zebulon Halsey, Christopher Lup-
ton, David Topping, Ebenezer White Esq., David Hedges,
David Cook, Timothy Halsey, chosen Trustees.
Isaac Post, Esq. & David Halsey chosen Overseers of
At a Town Meeting held at Southampton on the 3rd
day of April, 1770, by the freeholders and commonalty of
Southampton to choose officers for the year ensuing they
proceeded upon their choice in the presence of Thomas
Sandford and Thomas Cooper Justices.
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year ensuing,
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Supervisor for the year en-
John Daines and Hugh Gelston and James Rogers
chosen Constables for the year ensuing
Jeremiah Stretton chosen Collector for the year ensu-
ing at 8d
Thomas Cooper Esq. and Stephen Rogers chosen As-
sessors for the year ensuing
Jonathan Hedges, David Corwithy, Timothy Halsey,
Abram Rose, Thomas Sandford, David Halsey, Samuel
Howell, Isaac Post Esq,, Thomas Cooper Esq., Samuel
Jagger, Silas Halsey and Silas Howell chosen trustees
Jedidiah Howell and Abram Rose chosen Supervisors
for intestate estates for the year ensuing
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 105
George Herrick, Israel Halsey and Charles White
chosen Commissioners of highways.
Isaac Post Esq. and David Halsey chosen Overseers of
the Poor for the year ensuing
Saml. Jagger and William Rogers chosen Viewers of
fence for the year ensuing
THOMAS COOPER, Justice
THOMAS SANDFORD, Justice
Voted that the
western Parish shall
have a quantity
of land adjoining
to the Beaver Dam
At a Town Meeting held on April the Second 1771 by
the freeholders and commonalty of Southampton to choose Q
Town Officers for the year ensuing they proceeded to their
choice in presence of Thomas Cooper and Isaac Post, Esq.
Stephen Rogers chosen clerk for the year ensuing
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Supervisor for the year
John Daines, Hugh Gelston Jr. and James Rogers
chosen Constables for the year ensuing
Jeremiah Stretton chosen Collector for the year ensu-
ing at 8d
Isaac Post, Esq., Job Pierson Esq,, chosen Assessors
for the year ensuing.
Isaac Post Esq William Foster Nehemiah Sayre,
Thomas Jessup, Stephen Jagger, Thomas Cooper Esq.
Ebenezer White, John Cook, Capt. Silas Cook, Israel Hal-
sey, Maltby Gelston and Stephen Pierson chosen trustees
for the year ensuing
106 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Jedidiah Howell and Abraham Rose chosen supervis-
ors of Intestate Estates for the year ensuing
Charles White, Elias Cooper and David Pierson chosen
Commissioners of Highways for the year ensuing.
Isaac Post, Esq. and David Halsey chosen Overseers
of the Poor for the year ensuing.
Samuel Jaggar and William Rogers chosen Overseers
of fence for the year ensuing
THOMAS COOPER K„^..._
ISAAC POST j justices
Southampton, April 7th 1772
At a Town Meeting held on said day by the common-
alty of said town to choose Town Officers for the year
ensuing, they proceeded to their choice as followeth in
presence of Thomas Cooper & Isaac Post Justices.
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year ensuing
Hugh Gelston, Jr 1 chosen constables
John Daines & > for the year
James Rogers j ensuing
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Supervisor for the year
Isaac Post Esq | chosen Assessors for
Job Pierson Esq ) the year ensuing
Jedidiah Howell & Abram Rose chosen Supervisors of
Intestate Estates for the year ensuing
Isaac Post, Esq., Hugh Raynor, David Howell, Silas
Howell, Zebulon Halsey, David Rose, Elias Cook, David
Halsey, Thomas Sandford, Timothy Halsey, Daniel Howell,
David Corwithy chosen Trustees for the year ensuing
Isaac Post Esq. & David Halsey chosen Overseers of
the Poor for the year ensuing
HITSORICAL DOCUMENTS- 107
Elias Cooper, David Pierson and Charles White chosen
Commissioners of Highways for the year ensuing
John White and William Rogers chosen Viewers of
fence for the year ensuing
Jeremiah Stretton chosen collector for 9d p£ for the
THOS. COOPER K„<^.._
ISAAC POST f justices
Southampton April 5th 1774
At a Town Meeting held on said day by the freehold-
ers and commonalty of said Town to choose Town Officers ^
for the year ensuing they proceeded to their choice as fol- ^
loweth in presence of
THOMAS COOPER ) t„^.:^^^
ISAAC POST \ justices
Stephen Rogers chosen clerk for the year ensuing
Hugh Gelston Jr."^
Josiah Cooper (chosen Constables
James Rogers & f for the year ensuing
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Supervisor for the year
Jeremiah Stretton chosen collector for the year en-
suing for 1 I
Isaac Post Esq & | chosen Assessors
Thomas Sandford S for the year ensuing
Jedidiah Howell & "j chosen Supervisors of Intestate
V Estates for the year
Abram Rose j ensuing
108 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Isaac Post Esq. Obadiah Rogers, Silas Howell, David
Howell, David Halsey, Thomas Cooper, Esq. Thomas
Sandford, Israel Halsey, David Gelston, Daniel Hedges,
Elisha Howell, David Pierson chosen Trustees for the year
Isaac Post Esq. & David Halsey chosen Overseers of
the Poor for the year ensuing
Silas Howell, John Sandford & Cornelius Halsey
chosen Commissioners for the year ensuing
John White & Elias Halsey chosen fence viewers
Voted that the Trustees shall settle the line between
this Town and the mannor of St George at their discretion
THOMASCOOPERl. -. „
ISAAC POST I justices
Zephaniah Rogers, Capt William Rogers & Capt Josiah
Howell chosen Commissioners for highways
John White & David Sandford chosen Viewers of
THOMAS COOPERIt„ .. _
ISAAC POST ]■ justices
Southampton April 6th 1779.
At a meeting held on said day by the freeholders and
commonalty of said Town, to choose Town Officers for the
year ensuing, the people being generally met together,
they proceeded to their choice as followeth in presence of
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 109
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year ensuing.
Hugh Gelston, Edward Topping, Braddick Corey and
Zephaniah Rogers chosen Constables for the year ensuing.
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Supervisor
Hugh Gelston chosen Collector for 1 | pr £
Isaac Post & Thomas Sandford Esq. chosen Assessors
Jedidiah Howell & Abraham Rose chosen Supervisors
of Intestate Estates
Isaac Post, Thomas Cooper, David Howell, John White
Jr. Saml. Cooper Jr, Josiah Howell Thomas Sandford Wil-
liam Rogers Jr. William Halsey Abraham Rose, Nathan
Pierson David Hedges chosen Trustees
Isaac Post & David Halsey chosen Overseers of the
William Rogers Joshua Sayre & Matthew Howell
chosen Commissioners for the Highways
John White & David Sandford chosen Viewers of
fence, all the above for the year ensuing.
Southampton April 4th 1780.
At a Town Meeting held on said day by the freehold-
ers and Commonalty of said Town to chuse Town officers
for the year ensuing the people being generally met to-
gether proceeded to their choice as followeth in presence of
THOMAS COOPER &
110 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year ensuing
Hugh Gelston, Zephaniah Rogers Jonathan Rogers &
Hubbard Latham chosen Constables
David Howell chosen Supervisor
Obadiah Rogers Jr. chosen Collector for 11 p on lb.
Isaac Post Esq. and Thomas Sandford Esq. chosen
Abram Rose and Henry Herrick chosen Supervisors
of Intestate Estates.
Silas Howell Thomas Jessup Stephen Jaggar Isaac
Post, David Halsey Christopher Foster David Haines Fos-
ter James Haines, David Woodruff, Samuel Howell Ebe-
nezer White Esq. & John Sandford chosen trustees.
David Halsey & Isaac Post, Esq. chosen Overseers of
Joshua Sayre, Jonathan Rogers & Daniel Foster
chosen Commissioners for highways
Joshua Sayre & David Sandford chosen Viewers of
fence all above for the year ensuing
Voted that no cattle shall be turned on to the West
beach for four years.
Southampton April 3rd 1781
At a meeting held on said day by the freeholders and
commonalty of said Town to chuse Town officers for the
year ensuing, the people being generally convend, pro-
ceeded to their choice as followeth : in presence of Thomas
Cooper and Isaac Post Justices.
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Moderator
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk
Hugh Gelston, Zephaniah Rogers, Jonathan Rogers &
Braddock Corey chosen constables
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. Ill
David Howell chosen Supervisor
William Halsey chosen Collector at 7 d pr £
Ebenezar White Esq. and David Halsey chosen Asses-
sors for the year ensuing
Henry Herrick and Abraham Rose chosen Supervisors
of Intestate Estates
Jonah Howell Jr. David Howell, Isaac Post Esq., Mat-
thew Howell, Hugh Gelston. Silas Halsey, David Hedges,
Jonathan Rogers, Joel Sandford, Constant Havens, Timothy
Pierson and Timothy Halsey chosen Trustees.
Isaac Post Esq. and David Halsey chosen Overseers of
Joshua Sayre, Timothy Pierson and Zephaniah Rogers
chosen Commissioners of Highways.
Joshua Sayre & David Sandford & Wakeman Foster
chosen Viewers of fence.
ISAAC POST Justice
Southampton, April 2nd, 1782.
At a Town meeting holden on said day by the free-
holders and commonalty of said town to chuse Town offi-
cers for the year ensning, the people being generally con-
vened proceeded to their choice in presence of
THOMAS COOPER and
Thomas Cooper Esq. chosen Moderator
Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk.
Silas Woolley, Jonathan Rogers, Lewis Howell and
Braddock Corey chosen Constables.
David Howell chosen Supervisor.
Hugh Raynor chosen chosen collector for 6 d p £
David Halsey and David Hedges chosen assessors.
Stephen Jaggar Esq. and Henry Herrick chosen assistants.
112 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Abraham Rose and Henry Herrick chosen Supervisors
of Intestate Estates.
Stephen Jaggar Esq. Isaac Post Esq. Silas Howell Esq.
David Halsey, Matthew Sayre, David Rose, Daniel Hedges,
William Rogers, David Cook, Phillip Howell, Abraham
Rose, & John Sandford chosen trustees.
Isaac Post Esq. David Halsey chosen overseers of the
Joshua Sayre, Hugh Ray nor & Timothy Pierson
chosen Commissioners for highways.
Joshua Sayre, David Sandford and Josiah Foster
chosen fence viewers.
Southampton, April 6, 1784.
At a meeting holden on said day by the freeholders
and commonalty of sd town to chuse Town Officers for
the year ensuing the people being generally come togeth-
er proceeded to their choice in presence of Stephen Jag-
gar & Daniel Howell Esqs., Justices of the Peace.
Isaac Post chosen clerk of the town for the yr. ensu-
Abraham Fordham Jr. Jonathan Rogers, Luther Hil-
dreth and Matthew Howell chosen Constables for the year
Mr. David Howell chose Supervisor for the 3T. ensuing
Hugh Smith chosen collector for the yr. ensuing at
Put by major vote that there should be fore Assessors
chosen for the year ensuing.
Isaac Post, Deacon David Hedges, Nathan Fordham
Esq., Capt. Josiah Howell chosen Assessors for the yr. en-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 113
Doctor Silas Halsey and Abraham Rose chosen super-
visors of Intestate Estates for the yr. ensuing.
Isaac Post, David Halsey, Silas Howell Esq., Zephaniah
Rogers, James White, Capt. Joshua Howell, Capt. David
Pierson, Daniel Hedges, Capt. John Sandford, Capt. Wm.
Rogers, Abraham Rose, John Gelston chosen Trustees for
Isaac Post & Esq., David Pierson Overseers of the Poor
for the yr ensuing.
Capt. David Pierson, Joshua Say re & John Cooper at
Quaug Commissioners of highways.
David Sandford & Wakeman Foster, David Howell
chosen Fence viewers for the yr. ensuing.
Town meeting 1783
At a meeting of th3 freeholders of the Town of South-
ampton in the County of Suffolk State of New York held
the 22nd of December 1783 by special order of His excel-
lency the Governor for the purpose of electing Supervisors
Assessors, and other usual town officers the following per-
sons were duly elected viz :
Isaac Post chosen clerk of the town^until next election.
Abraham Fordham Jonathan Rogers and Luther Hildreth
chosen Constables till next election. David Howell chosen
Supervisor until next election. Abraham Rose chosen
Collector and he is to have 3 d only on dollar out of the
whole. Isaac Post and David Hedges chosen Assessors.
Dr. Silas Halsey and Abraham Rose Supervisors of Intes-
tate Estates. Silas Halsey Jr.Isaac Post, David Howell Hugh
Gelston Matthew Howell Zebulon Halsey Jonathan Rogers
Deacon David Hedges Ebenezer White Esq. Joel Sandford
David Haines and Samuel Howell of Mecox Trustees.
Isaac Post and David Halsey Overseers of the Poor.
Joshua Sayre and Zephaniah Rogers Commissioners of
Highways. Timothy Halsey Joshua Sayre David Sandford
[Endorsed] Election meeting by order of his Excellency
the Governor of the State of New York after the British
Troops went off 1783.
Patent granted to the Inhabitants of the Town of
Southampton 1st November 1676
Paid to 25th March 1773
to the 25th May is 14.. 2
14 yr commut
6 2 at 45 I £ 13.
45 - - 31.
45.. 7.. 6
Southampton December ye 8, 1760. A meeting was
held by the Subscribers of our School, at Mr. Zebulon
Howells, and on account of it being supernumerary and as
some account irregular, & said proprietors or Subscribers
did by major vote agree. First that the written articles at
first setting up said School shall be and are authenticated
ann inviolable. Secondly that each Subscriber may send
one Schollar to a pound, both by night and day, belonging
to his or their respective families, and on no pretence what
HITSORICAL DOCUMENTS- 115
soever hire out any part of his or their Subscription Right
to any person what so ever ; not even on the pretence of
sickness or mortality, nor at any time on any pretence
send more than one Schollar to a pound, and never to at-
tempt to make up missing time, and if said Subscribers
shall act contrary to this agreement, the School master is
impowered and required to utterly reject them as Scholars.
OBADIAH JOHNES, Clerk.
Rec'd May 25th 1787 from David Gelston Esq. Public
Securities which with the interest allowed thereon amounts ^
to FortyFive Pounds Seven Shillings & Six Pence in full
for the arrears of Quit Rent & Commutation on the above
Receiver of Quit Rents.
OATH OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR.
April 3rd 1792
I Hugh Gelston do solemly and sincerely promise and
swear that I will in all things to the best of my knowledge,
understanding and ability well and faithfully execute and
perform the trust reposed in me as an Overseer of the
Poor of the Town of Southampton in the County of Suffolk.
OATH OF CONSTABLES.
I, Braddock Corey I Thomas Sayre I.
I do solemly and sincerely promise and swear that
I will in ail things to the best of my knowledge, understand-
ing and abillity well and faithfully execute the trust re-
posed in me as a Constable of the Town of Southampton
in the County of Suffolk.
116 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
OATH OF FENCE VIEWERS.
You do solemly and sincerely promis and swear that
as Fence Viewers for the Town of Southampton you will
well & truly & without favor or partiaUity appraise the
Real amount of such Damages as you may be called upon
from time to time to view according to the best of your
knowledge and judgement.
David Rose Capt David Pierson Stephen Harris Brad-
dock Corey Silas Woodruff Jeremiah Post Ebenezer How-
ell Joel Sandford Stephen Rose William White Zebulon
OATH OF SUPERVISOR
I, Jonathan Rogers do solemly and sincerely promise
and swear that I will in all things to the best of my knowl-
edge and ability faithfully and impatially execute and
perf rm the trust reposed in me as Supervisor of the Town
of Southampton in the County of Suffolk & that I will not
pass any account or article thereof wherewith I shall think
the said county is not justly chargable — nor will I disallow
any account or any article thereof wherewith I shall think
the said county is justly chargable
OATH OF TOWN CLERK.
I William Herrick Town Clerk of the Town of South-
ampton in the county of Suffolk do solemly and sincerely
promise and swear that I will faithfully and honestly keep
all the Books Records writings and papers by virtue of my
office of Town Clerk committed and which shall from time
to time be committed unto me and in all things to the best
of my knowledge and understanding well and faithfully
perform the duties of Town Clerk without favor or par-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 117
OATH OF ASSESSORS.
I, Timothy Pierson, I, John Fordham, I, Chas. F.
Rogers do solemly swear and sincerely promise and swear
that I will faithfully and impartially assess the several
persons & estates within the Town of Southampton in the
County of Suffolk and that in making such assessments I
will to the best of my knowledge & judgment observe the
directions of the several laws of this State directing and
requiring such assessments to be made.
OATH OF COMMISSIONERS.
I, David Pierson Jr. I, Jeremiah Post, I do sol-
emly and sincerely promise and swear that I will in all
things to the best of my knowledge & understanding well
and faithfully execute the trust reposed in me as a Com-
missioner of highways for the Town of Southampton in the
County of Suffolk without favor or partiallity.
Southampton June 30, 1804. Received of Capt. Abra-
ham Sayre the sum of Three Pounds, two shillings and
Eleven Pence, in Part Pay for a whale boat in company
with Samuel Cooper & Capt. Hallock. And there remains
yet Due to me the sum of Six pounds 5s & 10 d.
(Note. The homestead of Caleb Cooper was on the
north side of Hill street in Southampton, and directly op-
posite First Neck Lane. The house was standing till
recent times. At this place all the whale boats were made
for many years. From the above it seems that the cost of
a boat was $23.60. W. S. P.)
118 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Received in Southampton December 21st 1795 of the
Town of Southampton by the hand of Henry Pierson the
sum of Four pounds Six shilUngs it being for land laid out
by the Commissioners for Highways on the south side of
Killis pond being the sum allowed by a jury as the value
and damages of said land. The quantity of said land is
twenty six poles being four rods wide on the pond running
thirteen rods up said lane to a point.
To William Herrick Town Clerk.
Sir : You are hereby directed to record to John Cor-
withy I of a fifty in lot No 3 in the Aquabog Division in
Toppings Purchase there being unknown right in that lot.
Please to set it in the column of lot No 3 and for the
doing this shall be your sufficient order.
By order of Trustees
For asmuch as we namely Matthew Howell and Joseph
Fordham two of his Majestes Justices of the Peace for the
County of Suffolk have been credibly informed that the
several persons hereafter named were unseasonably and
disorderly tippling and gaming at a public house in your
said town namely (Samuel Butlers) on the 28th and 29th
day of September last you and either of you are hereby
required in her majesties name immediately to cause to
come before us her majesties Justices of the Peace, James
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 119
Clarke Ichabod Cooper John Wilman, David Burnett Rich-
ard Fowler Joshua Halsey James White Henry Ludlam
Mr. Nathaniel Wade Benj. Marshal Josiah Laughton James
Wilman Arthur Davis and Jeremiah Foster : to answer to
the premises as witness our hands this 2nd day of October
To the Constable of Southampton
(ABSTRACT OF DEED)
Stephen Reeves sells to the Trustees of Southampton
a tract of woodland lying at a place called Tiana with a
small house standing thereon by estimation 160 acres
bounded north by the Country road or highway East by
the Creek South by Josiah Foster the heirs of John Post
and others, price £59
Dated March 1st 1793
March 29th 1804
At a meeting of the Proprietors of the School House
Caleb Cooper Esq was chosen moderator. The following
votes were passed
That the old school house be sold at auction; that Dr
Johii Smith Ebenezer Howell John Pelletreau Natha.
Cooper and Herrick Rogers be a committee to sell the
same ; from the proceeds all claims to be paid ; balance to
be applied to the repair of the church ; the land on which
the School House stands to be sold with the house.
Thomas Sayre bought the house and land for $25.50 for
120 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Southamptan March 30th 1804
At school meeting held at house of Herrick RogersCaleb
Cooper Esq. Moderator William Herrick Clerk ; Voted the
school be repaired with such additions as may be thought
necessary and a committee chosen for that purpose ; that
the committee employ a workman to repair the house by
the job as cheap as they can.
(Note. The school house repaired and enlarged, re-
mained till 1857. It stood on the west side of main street
Southampton directly opposite the road to Bridge-Hamp-
ton. See Vol. Ill, Printed Records Page 369.)
Southampton March 7th, 1804
The period having arrived that the Parish School
House has become entirely unfit to teach a School in an-
other winter and of course must be repaired or a new one
built ; we whose names are under written deem it much
better to build a new one than to repair the old one it be-
ing quite too small to receive all the scholars which wish
to attend the school in this town ; have thought most ad-
visable to erect a new decent and larger house and on the
following Plan viz :
The house shall be build when fortv subscribers shall
appear. The house shall be erected by shares the number
of which shall not exceed forty ; and every person who
shall subscribe shall engage to take not less than one
share nor more than two ; and measures shall be taken to
erect a house as soon as possible. We engage to account
for the share or shares which is affixed to our names.
Odadiah Rogers Paul Halsey
James Pierson Ananias Halsey
Isaac Sayre Ephraim White
Silas Woolley . Elias Pelletreau Jr.
Zebulon Halsey Jr.
John Bishup Jr.
(Each of the above took
John Reeves Jr
Brookhaven 16th Dec 1817.
This may certify that we the Subscribers have been to
the Cupsogue beach and placed a red cedar stake seven-
teen rods e ast of the head of Clam Creek from which a
course north two and a half degrees East will strike the
dwelling house of Henry Raynor (Miller) which line is
calculated will hit or run through the middle of the mouth
of Setuck River — said line cuts off about half an acre of
the west end of Swan Island and leaves the five lots laid
out on long point and part of the sixth, say the said seven-
teen rods width to the west of said line all of which is
humbly submitted by
122 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Peformed in presence of James M. Fanning, aged 14
years 11 months 9 days John P. Osborn & WilHam Herrick
Know all men by these presents that I Edward Reeves
of the Town of Southampton in the County of Suffolk and
State of New York for the consideration of nine dollars to
me in hand paid by William Herrick and John White
Trustees of the School for the sixth School district the re-
ceipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have for myself
my heirs executors and administrators granted and bar-
gained and sold unto the said Trustees and their succes-
sors forever, all that land on which the School House of
said district now standeth and lying at the bottom of Job's
Lane, on the south side of said Lane being more or less
feet from North to South and more or less feet from East
to west, to be and remain the said sixth district, so long as
it shall be used to for the site of a school house and no
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand &
Seal this thirtieth day of April 1818 signed sealed & de-
livered in the presence of us
EDWARD REEVES, O
DANIEL HALSEY 3rd
(Note. About this time School District No. 16 was
established, being the north end of the village of South-
ampton. The South end of the village remained No. 6.
The old school house was sawn in two parts, and the south
half was moved on to the lot atcve mentioned and was
used until about 1862. W. S. P.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 123
May 1st 1821. The petition of Sundry Inhabitants of
the Parish of Bridge Hampton Humbly sheweth, Whereas
a certain tract or parcel of ground was set apart by the
then Trustees of this town many years ago, to the Inhabi-
tants of a section of this parish for a burying ground for
the interment of their dead, and for that purpose it has
from time immemorial been improved till within a few
years past. The same ground has been latterly enclosed
with the adjoining land and has been improved in the same
manner. Your petitioners are aware that it never was the
intention of the Trustees who made the grant to have the
land enclosed for ploughing or pasture as has been the
case for some years past, although the remains of the de-
ceased are not injured, as they are alike insensible to all
terrestrial affairs, yet common decency requires that we
your petitioners should remonstrate to your honourable
body, and we do sincerely trust and hope that you will
grant redress to us and cause said ground to be given up
by them who have encroached on the same, Your peti-
tioners also desire that when this may be done, liberty
may be given to them to enclose the said ground in the
manner which shall be the most conducive to the general
good and well fare of the whole. And as in duty bound
your petitioners shall ever pray.
John H. Cooper David Howell
Stephen Halsey William Howell
Lemuel H. Halsey Matthew H. Cooper
Levi Howell Job H. Halsey,
(A small diagram annexed but no names of boundaries)
Suffolk County ss :
To any constable of said County Greeting
These are in the Name of the People of the State of
New York, to command you personally to Summons Syl-
vester Smith and appear before me at the House of Her-
rick Rogers on Monday the 15th day of April Inst at Four
o'clock in the afternoon to answer unto Joel Jacobs in a
plea of Trespass one the case for money due on book to
his damage Twenty five dollars as it is said
Hereof fail not make due return.
Given under my Hand this 6th day of April 1822
WM HERRICK Justice
(ABSTRACT OF SCHOOL REPORTS 1828)
School District No. 15 (North Sea)
School was taught in said district for ten months dur-
ing the past year. Amount of School money received
$13.87J. Number of children taught 33. Names of parents
and guardians of children between the ages of 5 and 16
David R. Rose 1
Elias Jennings 3
Luther Rose 1
William Jennings 2
Matthew Scott 1
Lewis Scott 1
Daniel Jennings 2
Apolas Harris 4
Ebenezer H. Payne 1.
Nicholas Jennings 1,
Silas Winter 5,
Nancy Siras 1
James Scott 2
Joel Reeve 2
David Rose 5
Martin Rose 2
District No. 16 (North end of Southampton village)
School kept during past year twelve months Amount
of School money $48.78. Number of children between 5
and 16, 98 as follows :
Edward White 5,
Samuel Jagger 5,
Moses Culver 1,
Charles Payne 1,
Samuel Bishop 4,
Ebenezar Jaggar 6,
Samuel Post 2,
Caleb Halsey 3,
Benjamin Howell 4,
John Rogers 3,
George Post 3,
William Huntting 3,
Henry Rhodes 1,
David Chapman 2,
Josiah Foster 4,
Stephen Sayer 4,
Joseph Hildreth 2,
Obadiah Howell 4,
David Jagger 1,
David White 1,
Edward Woolley 1,
Titus Woolley 1,
David Hedges 1,
Jared Hedges 2,
Henry Topping 2,
Sarah Topping 2,
Abraham R. Mott 3,
Simon Howell 1,
Jonathan Hildreth 1,
Theron Hand 2,
David Say re 1,
George Bowden 3,
Dated March 20th 1829
Samuel Sandford 2,
Uriah Halsey 3,
William S. Pelletreau 2,
George White 1,
Edward Huntting 4,
Harriet Pelletreau 2,
Isaac Say re 1,
Charles Pelletreau 1,
Nehimiah Sayer 1,
Phebe Rogers 4,
Phebe Penney 2,
James McCorkle 3.
William Woolley 5,
Johna Halsey 1,
Frank Halsey 1,
Wilkes Hedges 3,
Caleb Hedges 1,
Elizabeth Hedges 1,
Charles Topping 2,
Sylvanus Hand 1,
Price Howell 1,
Harvey Howell 3,
Miller Edwards 1,
Paul Topping 1,
ISAAC M. PIERSON
Harriet Reuben 1,
District No. 10 (Sagg)
Time school was kept four months. School money
Whole number of children taught 62. Number of
children in district between 5 and 15 54, as follows
John White 2,
David Topping 1,
Matthew Topping 2,
Jesse Pierson 2,
Ebenezar White 1,
Daniel Haines 1,
Lucretia Pierson 1,
Richard Lester 2,
Alfred Pierson 2,
Hiram Sandford 1,
John Pierson 1,
Caleb Pierson 1,
Silas Pierson 3,
Lodowic Post 1,
Henry White 1,
Robert Petty 1,
Silas Wood 1,
Isaac M. Pierson 1,
Register of School Dittricts in the Town
Southampton for the Year 1796.
. Taught by William Herrick at
10 s pr. Quarter pr. Scholar— John Rogers & Micaiah Her-
Names of Scholars No days Names of Scholars No days
109 David Post
46 Conrade Hinds
117 Sidney Wright
129 Mary Herrick
William P. Herrick
108 Jeremiah Fowler
95 Pamela Mackie
76 Hannah Rogers Sr.
107 Susanna Mackie
85 Nancy Mackie
133 Sophia Mackie
82 Sally Wright
123 Nabby Jessup
116 Peter Mackie
Eli P. Halsey
121 Phebe Sayre
John S. Brewster
122 Beulah White 51
91 Harry Culver ol
12 William Culver 85
95 Hannah Rogers Jr. 132
106 Phebe Rogers 131
63 William Cooper Jr. 114
44 Abraham Fordham 66
129 Hannah Burnett 22
5 Hannah Halsey 5
118 Jerush Bishop 15
41 Silas Peirson 26
37 Ethan Topping 4
89 Samuel Huntting 131
88 Betsy Howel 13
44 Henry Post 94
24 Betsy Cooper 47
69 Hetty Mackie 63
95 Zipporah Bishop 22
37 Hannah Mackie 35
45 Henrietta Mackie 43
11 William Cooper Sr. 10
18 Bethia White 14
37 Betsy Wick 45
24 Pamela Bishop 28
96 Anne Stevens 61
30 Thomas Stevens 61
26 Hannah D. Long 4
124 Shadrack Howel 43
19 Cynthia White 20
6 Sally White 25
93 Phebe Culver 6
74 Maltby Pelletreau 10
11 Charity Post 12
67 Polly Jagger 16
117 Dency Post 6
Prince N. Jones
7 Harriet Cruttenden 39
11 Betsy Sayre 42
8 Eliza Sayre 32
15 Ruth Jagger 17
13 Esther Crittenden 33
49 Dan'l. Hildreth 59
36 Stephen Sayre 41
18 William Brewster 29
81 John White 53
3 Nathan Sayre 7
80 Paul Culver 8
4 Nancy Culver 9
50 Samuel Ocus 15
50 Merit Sayre 14
13 Susanna Halsey 41
13 Ebenezer Howel 3
18 George Petty 4
42 Maria Sayre 24
30 William Woolly 9
31 Hannah White 9
29 Silvanus Culver 12
20 Elias Peirson 56
4 Hannah Raynor ' 6
17 Chester Sayre 33
26 Oliver Sayre 22
18 Simon Burnett 54
12 Howel Sayre 15
7 Nancy Cooper 18
6 Parmenas Howel 43
7 Julia Sayre 6
13 Edward White 59
6 Samuel Gelston 14
14 Benj. Huntting "i
35 Uriah Rogers UpriK^tppQ
10 Caleb Cooper rirustees
16 Bartlet Hinds J
Bridge-Hampton, March 15th 1796.
A Return of the School, in the District of Sagg.
Taught Two Quarters By Benjamin K. Hobart Beginning
September 28th, 1795 ending March 12th 1796, For Forty
Pounds Ten Shillings.
Assistant 1 Qr.
No Days Scholars Names No Days
Phebe Topping Sr.
Phebe Topping Jr.
Hannah Peirson Jr.
34 Abagail Hedges 49
28 Hannah Peirson 47
48 Meriah Peirson 130
38 Harriet Sayre 42
46 Phebe Sayre 45
48 Susanna White 65
47 Julian Topping 96
56 Phebe Hedges 23
48 Esther Peirson Sr. 103
68 Harriot Peirson 69
34 Rebecca Haines 80
29 Harriet Peirson Jr. 121
105 Betsy Peirson Jr. 137
27 Sally Peirson 27
86 Lorana Topping 28
71 Polly White 31
49 Polly Hedges 32
35 Abagail Hedges Jr. 31
36 Charity Hedges 14
44 Sarah Peirson 17
46 Polly Moore 10
20 Nathl. B. Topping 19
87 Hervey Topping 92
56 Howel White 74
61 Nathan Peirson 120
96 Job. Peirson 115
104 Theodore Peirson 141
89 Saml. H. Peirson
19 Jeremiah Rogers
20 Jesse Peirson
135 Matthew Topping
104 Andrew Peirson
75 Ebenezer White
137 Joshua Topping
Daniel H. Haines
141 John Sayre
136 Francis Sayre
109 William T. Hedges
101 Solon Hand
Sam'l. D. Peirson
136 Conkling Hand
108 Silas Topping
29 Oliver Sayre
111 Isaac Moorehouse
134 Charles Sayre
35 A true act.
30 Errors Excpt'd.
2 p. B. K. Hobart
William Peirson ^
An Acct. of the School Kept by Timothy Halsey in
Southampton (Scuttle Hole) from Sept. 28th 1795 to March
15,1796 £ s d
(For 33 3 4
Names of Scholars
No Days Names of Scholars
101 Catharine Halsey
John Rogers Jr.
90 Stephen Talmadge
101 Abra'm. Baker
101 Samuel Brown
John Cook Jr.
46 Sullivan Cook
48 Samuel Cook
91 Hannah Cook
20 Daniel Jennings
39 Hezekiah Halsey
41 Austin Haines
78 Wilmun Halsey
109 Ezekiel H. Rogers
32 Luther Loper
52 Mary Paine
50 Elnathan Topping
48 Herrick Aldrich
87 Anthony Ludlow
16 John Squires
109 Abrm. Woodruff
100 Halsey Woodruff
109 Frederick Halsey
128 Martin Rose
51 Shadrack Topping
12 Catharine Rogers
68 Polly Rogers
46 Sally Miller
46 Ludlow Halsey
17 Hannah Rogers
17 Phebe Brown
8 Jubal Tarbel
16 Susanna Halsey
58 William Rogers
18 Jane Halsey
4 Frank Brower
8 Hannah Ludlow
7 Jeremiah Haines
12 Polly Lupton
134 Elizabeth Ludlow
86 Hannah Rose
78 Harriet Cooper
100 Folgier Halsey
114 Hannah Howel
105 Phebe Haines
99 Puah Tarbel
Stephen Rose ] Trustees
David Haines >- of Sd.
Silvanus Halsey j School.
Names of Scholars and number of days that each one
hath attended the School of Sag Harbour From Sept 1st
1795 to March 19th 1796
35 Peletiah P'ordham 127
140 Sybil Fordham 123
65 Charles Fordham 138
67 Austin Fordham 139
142 Jer. Gardiner 71
114 Elipt. Halsey 64
108 Lodk. Hedges 139
51 Jane Topping 118
122 John Topping
126 William Fordham
85 Edw. Dennison
117 Abrm. Woodruff
39 Ephm. Miles
68 Sam'l. Ells
108 Huldah Lincoln
112 Polly Hall
39 Lucretia Hall
41 Elias Howel
113 George Lugar
116 Christopher Lugar
111 Clarisa Hand
Saml. L. LHommedieu
93 Thomas Crowel
116 Phebe Foster
104 Francis Duvall
75 Reuben Cone
76 Howel Hedges
109 Jesse Hedges
Saml. L Hommedieu )
H. P. Bering [
Noah Mason j
Trustees of the
School of Sag
Bridgehampton School List Taught by Wm. D. Gibbs,
for £16 pr. Quarter began the 19Lh of October 1/95 &
ended the 16th Jany. 1796.
Nath'l. S. Halsey
Burnett Corwithee Jr.
David Corwithee Jr.
Levi How el
Silas Cook Jr
Days Names No Days
60 Oliver Halsey 72
58 David Sandford 70
68 James Sandford 68
20 Hannah Norris 70
20 Abim. Norris 70
70 Ruth Corwithee 70
31 Tempe 10
17 Ehshj Topping 70
39 Jonas Topping 70
39 Huldah Parker 52
15 John Halsey 70
17 Caleb Halsey 70
21 Phebe Sa dford 70
70 Hiram Sandford 65
70 Thomas Halsey Jr. 70
70 Betsy Halsey 26
20 Lewis Halsey 70
70 Jeremiah Halsey 46
70 Hannah Woodruff 70
70 Howel Woodruff 30
70 Cynthia Halsey 53
61 Jerusha Jennings 70
10 Mary Woodiuff 48
70 Clarisa Rose 70
20 Moses Halsey 70
70 Silvanus Halsey 65
Bridgehamptcn [ chool continued by Wm. Bigelow
From the 18th ol January to the 19th of March following,
For £18 10 s per. Quarter.
Names No Days Names No Days
David Corwithee 32 John Halsey 34
Frank Corwithee 33 Calebe Halsey 28
28 Gabriel Halsey
31 Elias Halsey
35 Moses Halsey
37 Silvanus Halsey
32 Chapman Jennings
36 David Gelston
40 Thomas GelstOi
22 David Sandford
28 Clarisa Rose
29 Nath'l. Halsey
21 Polly Rose
Mary Sandfoi d
12 Pieison Rogers
18 Jno. Gelston
13 Halsey Ludlam
19 John Hildreth
North Sea School (Southampton) 1 aught by Wm
Leml. Sandford at 14 s. pr. Scholar pr. Quarter. Began
29th Sept. 1795 ; Ended March 15, 1776.
/. polios Harris
Days Names N(
104 Cynthia Scott
130 Polly Hudson
129 Almeda Hudson
76 Nancy Harris
15 Gabriel Loper
131 Wm. Williamson
102 Huldah Harris
11 Temperance Scott
77 Nancy Scott
14 Minerva Scott
69 Sally Scott
72 Sam'l. Jennings
89 James Jennings
33 Polly Scott
80 Betsy Williamson
55 Polly Williamson
64 Phebe Williamson
8 Hannah Hudson
13 Sally Jennings
2 Susan Gardiner
14 Robert Day
82 John H. Loper
77 Elias Jennings
20 Phebe Rugg
69 Purple Jennings
Joel Reeves )
Saml. Scott ^Trustees.
Quaug School — Taught by Mr. Josiah Foster Jr. at 11
S per Scholar pr. Qr. Began SOth of Nov. 1795 & ended
the 15th of March 1796.
Josiah P. Howel
65 Abr'm. Post
83 Jonathan Cook
81 Betsy Foster
80 John Foster
16 Isaac Foster
32 Luther Cook
83 Daniel Cook
64 James Halliock
22 Frederick Halliock
59 Nath'l. Griffin
68 Ruth Jessup
43 Apollos Jessup
87 Edw. Stephens
83 Wm. Stephens
60 Mahlon Stephens
73 Elias Cooper
Ketchabonack School, Taught by Jared Gardiner at
the Rate of Ten Pounds pr. Quarter. Began the 14th of
Sept. & ended the 14 of Dec. 1795.
William Halsey Jr.
No days Scholars names No Days
19 Julia Russel 27
44 James Raynor 22
38 Polly Stephens 29
45 Hiram Halsey 18
14 David Howel 22
43 Melescent Wright
46 Nancy Russel
6 Polly Wright
41 Suky Halsey
30 Polly Howel
36 Harry Gardiner
44 Hetty Bishop
45 Betsy Howel
27 Josiah P. Howel
13 Polly Halsey
19 Patty Halsey
7 Cephas Halsey
29 Apollos Halsey
7 Abrm. Stephens
Kitchabonack School Continued By Mr. Theophilus
Smith, began the 25th of Jany. 1796 & ended 15th March
at the Rate of £10 pr. Qr.
No Days Name No. of Days
20 Milicent Wright 25
34 Charles Grover 35
36 Charles Raynor 35
35 Hannah Stephens 6
37 Silvanus Jessup 30
29 Cephas Halsey 15
36 James Brewster 30
38 Silvanus Russel 18
19 Martha Jessup 22
18 Apollos Halsey 15
28 Silas Negro 18
57 Sally Raynor 15
25 Betsy Howel 6
29 Polly Raynor 5
35 £ s d
34 At 10 pr Quarter
27 began January 25, 1796
25 Abraham Howel
19 Timothy Halsey
Southampton, Hog Neck March 14, 1796.
This is to certify that Samuel Waters of Easthampton
has taught this School sixty Days which began Jany. 5,
1796 and the terms upon which we agreed for which is
£10 Os Od pr. Qu.
No. Days Scholars Names
35 Rebecca Gardiner
35 Zeruiah Payne
30 Charles Payne
44 Mehetable Payne
45 Silas Havens
50 Constant Havens
50 John Payne
50 Phinehas Davall
School at the Brickiln February ye 1st 1796 and cont.
to March the 15th 1796 taught by Daniel Gibbs at Seven
Dollars pr. month.
Scholars names No Days
Elizabeth Stambrough 38
John Edwards ye 3rd
Henry Edwards Jr.
28 John Edwards |
38 Josiah Hand [-Trustees.
38 Henry Edwards)
Began this School
Speonk, October ye 6th 1795.
which has been kept the space of Four Months & pay for
the same of Ten Pounds pr Quarter
Names Scholars No Days Names Scholars No Days
Benjamin Phillips 108 Nathan Raynor 78
Stephen Phillips 107 Ruth Raynor 46
Susanna Phillips 104 Betsy Raynor 20
William H. Phillips
108 Jonathan Raynor 30
73 Charles Rogers 74
67 Clarisa Rogers /9
55 Martha Rogers 41
HI Betsy Rogers 44
102 Oliver Rogers 62
91 William Tuthill 48
79 Thomas Rogers 107
43 Phebe Culver 3
75 Jesse Rogers 12
43 Peter Negro 26
79 Shadrach Negro 16
56 Joe Negro 23
36 Catharine Negro 36
ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS.
Hezekiah Howell Jr sells to Job Wick, "A certain close
of Land, commonly called by the name of the Wood Close,
lying and being at the Head of the Creek, and contains by
estimation twenty one Acres be the same more or less ;
and is butted and bounded on the South by the land of
Thomas Foster, Hackaliah Fosrer and Jonas Foster, West
by the Parsonage land. North by Obadiah Howell and east
by the Highway" Price £42, 19, 8
142 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Dated March 19, 1743.
Witnesses John Howell, Nathan Reeves.
[Note. The above is the south part of the farm at
Tuckahoe, lately owned by Bartlett Robinson, and now by
the heirs of Hon. Wilmot Smith. This part was sold by
William Wick to James Magee, who also purchased the
north part formerly owned by Obadiah Howell. The
whole tract was originally laid out to Richard How-
ell. W. S. P.]
Joshua Barnes of the town of Southampton, yeoman,
and Patience Barnes, his mother, sell to Jekamiah Scott of
North Sea belonging to Southampton, "my dwelling house
and Barne and all my land adjoining, viz my home lot two
and fourty Acres by Estimation, bee it more or bee it less,
and all my fencing whereby it is closed and bounded.
Manassoh Kempton and John Woolley on ye south side.
Samuel Bishop, Daniel Sayre, Lieut. Joseph Pierson on ye
north side. The highway at the east and west end, all
"in ye Toune of Southampton," Price £200.
Dated March 22, 1701.
Witnesses Abraham Howell, John Maltbie Jonah
Howell. Acknowledged before Matteew Howell Justice,
[Note. The above is the farm and homestead of Joshua
Barnes, the original owner, who was one of the early
settlers of Southampton. It fell to his son Samuel Barnes,
who married Patience WiUiams, daughter of Robert Wil-
liams, the original owner of Jericho, in Queens Co. His
only son Joshua, the grantor above was born April 8, 1683.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 143
He and Capt. Jekomiah Scott married daughters of Col. John
Jackson of Queens Co. The farm which extended east to
David White's lane, was sold by the heirs of Jekamiaii
Scott to Nathaniel Smith of Moriches, from whom it de-
scended to Dr. John Smith, and is now the homestead of
Wm. S. Pelletreau.]
Zebulon Howell sells to Ephraim Hildreth "a certain
tract and parcell of land containing by estimation twelve
acres, be the same more or less, commonly known and
called by the name of the wood close, it being butted and
bounded on the east by Josiah Howell, on the south by
John Post , on the west by John Post, Joseph Goodale and
the highway, and on the north by the highway." Price
£24. Dated July 1, 1727.
Witnesses Francis Pelletreau,
[Note. The above tract is the west part of the farm
near Seven Ponds, formerly owned by Thomas Archibald,
and now to Charles Dimon, and is next east of the farm of
Joshua Elliston. The land of John Post is the lot of the
Southampton Water Works. This lot is a part of the
"Wood Close" originally owned by Edward Howell, 2nd,
and left by him to his son Joseph Howell, of whom Zebu-
lon Howell was the son. Ephraim Hildreth sold the lot
to John Bishop, before 1763. See Vol. Ill, Town Records,
Page 224. W. S. P.]
144 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
John Bishop sells to Phineas Howell, A certain house
and lot of land formerly occupied by Daniel Bishop, con-
taining by estimation six acres more or less. Bounded
north by Joseph Marshall, east by the highway, south by
Thomas Jones (Johnes) and Zophar Cooper, and on the
west by Samuel Cooper." Price £75. Dated April 10,
John Bishop Jr
Samuel Bishop Jr
[Note. The above lot is on the west side of the west
street of Southampton village, (or Windmill Lane) and
lately owned by Philinda Payne. The land of Thomas
Jones is now the Union School lot. Phineas Howell was
son of Abner Howell. He went to what is now Tully,
Onondaga Co., N. Y., and carried the original deed with
him. It was sent to me by his physician Dr. Hitchcock
many years ago. W. S. P.]
Silas Howell sells to John Pelletreau "A tract of land
containing by estimation nine acres of land be it more or
less, with a house, barn, and all other out houses, on the
said premises. Bounded east by the town street, west by
the town pond, north by David Mackie, and south by
Adonijah Ray nor. Also tract of land known by the
name of Nedds Lott, containing by estimation four acres
be it more or less. Bounded east partly by Thomas Jes
sup and partly by Josian Howell, west by the Town street^
north by Thomas Jessup and south by Josiali Howell.'
Dated August 8, 1795.
Witness Elias Pelletreau
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 145
[Note. The above lots are now or late the home lots of
Henry Sayre and Francis P. Cook, also the lot on the east
side of the main street of Southampton and formerly sold
by Wm. S. Pelletreau to Mary L. De Bost, and now owned
by Mr. Schermerhorn.]
Abner Howell, blacksmith, gives to his son Phineas
Howell, cordwainer, "for the love affection and good
will which I have and do bear to him." One quarter of an
acre of my Home lot lying and being on the west side of
my said lot. Also a tract of woodland at Seven Ponds^
containing 8 acres, bounded south by highway, east by
Elias Howell, north by Silas Howell and west by Capt.
Obadiah Rogers. Also 12 acres of woodland lying at the
North side, bounded south by Elias Howell, east by Nathan
Jagger, north by highway, west by Obadiah Rogers. Also
a piece of meadow, "known by the name of the In Mead-
ow" containing 8 acres, bounded north by a pond, east by
Samuel Cooper south by Jackson Scott, west by the
Dated March 23, 1772. "In the 12th year of the Reign
of our Lord George the Third."
[Note. The part of the home lot given above, is now
the homestead of John Cavanagh. The home lot of Abner
Howell, included the present homestead of Rev. Jesse
Halsey, which belonged to his father Charles Henry Hal-
sey, and his grandfather Henry Halsey, on the west side of
main street, Southampton. The quarter acre given to
Phineas was on the west side of this. The woodland is
the south and north ends of Lot No. 37 Great South Divis-
ion. The meadow is at Scollop Pond, North Sea. W. S. P.]
146 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Joseph Marshall and wife Mehitabel, sell to Dr. Wil-
liam Smith, a home lot, dwelling house and barn, 5 acres
more or less. Bounded north by Elias Pierson, east by
highway, south by Daniel Bishop west by Samuel Cooper.
Also a tract of land lying towards Seven Ponds, containing
by estimation 15 acres. Bounded north, east and west by
highway, and south by Timothy Foster. Price £152, 17 s,
6 d. Dated April 14, 1774.
[Note. The homestead is on the west side of the road
to North Sea, opposite Bowden Square in Southampton
village. It was afterwards owned by Abraham Sayre and
his son Foster Sayre, who sold it to James Mc Corkle. It
is now the homestead of George Wines. The land near
Seven Ponds, lies at the north end of the highway called
David White's Lane, which is the east boundary of the
village of Southampt m. It now belongs to I. He race
Fanning. W. S. P.]
Agreement of the Town with Rev. John Harriman.
Whereas at a town meeting in Southampton, held
May the 29th 1674, a Committee was chosen to make a
finale convention, with Mr. John Harriman, the town hav-
ing at the said meeting consented to some further terms
than formerly was agreed upon, as may appear by a rec-
ord then made, know all men by these presents that We
the said committee for and in behalf of the said town, of
the one party ; and the said John Harriman, Clerk, of the
other party, do covenant and agree as followeth : first that
during the said John Harriman his life and officiating in
the work of the ministry in the said town, he shall have
the use of the thirty acres of land, with the house lot pur-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 147
chased of John Cooper, and presented by the town for the
use of the ministry forever ; and the four acres in the ox
pasture, together with the forty acres in the Commons
formerly presented to him the said Mr. Harriman shall be
and remain o him his heirs and executors, administrators
and assigns forever : Secondly the town shall and will pay
unto him the said Mr. Harriman or his assigns, twenty
pounds per annum, and the half of Mr. Fordham his sti-
pend, that he voluntarily conceded for that use, being forty
pounds in like manner ; and if Proivdence so disposes of
Mr. Fordham that he deceases or be wholly taken off from
the work of the ministry so that Mr. Harriman performs
the work wholly himself, then the whole sum usually
allowed to Mr. Fordham, that is eighty pounds per annum
shall be well and truly paid unto him the said Mr. Harri-
man or his assigns in current pay at price current with
the merchant here.
Thirdly, the town do donate unto him the said Mr.
John Harriman, one hundred and fifty pounds commonage
for the future and do promise to him to inclose with a five
rail fence all the land laid out for him and for his use in
the ox pasture.
Fourthly, the town is with all possible convenience
and expedition to build upon the said three acres of land
procured of John Cooper, a good house of two stories high,
for the ministry, with a brick chimney and two chamber
chimnies, the same to be to the use of Mr. Harriman as
the land for the ministry. And the town is to give unto
the administrator or ad jiinistratrix of him the said Mr.
Harriman after his decease, one hundred pounds in cur-
rent pay at the price current with the merchant and at
that time the said land and house for the ministry is to
re. urn unto the said towns disposal.
148 HITSORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Fifthly, that the said Mr. Harriman upon the premises
doth promise and engage unto the said town of Southamp-
ton, to cohabit with them and to officiate in the work of
the ministry among them, and not to remove or dwell
from thence unless a council of judicious men, mutually
chosen by him and the town do find and adjudge that it is
not only lawful but of necessity that he and the town
should part, neither shall the town dismiss him but upon
the same terms and conditions of the judgment of a coun-
cil as foresaid.
Sixthly, Whatever additions of building shall be made
by him, the said Mr. Harriman unto the said house to be
built for his use on the said home lot, or upon the said lot
at his decease, shall be prized by indifferent men equally
chosen by the town and the relict or administrator of the
said Mr. Harriman, who are to receive of the town the
value of such said additions of building shall be prized at.
In witness whereof the said committee, in behalf of
the town as aforesaid, and the said Mr. John Harriman
have hereunto mutually set their hands this fifth day of
June anno 1674.
In presence of us EDWARD HOWELL
Tho. Cooper JOHN JAGGER
AN. HALSEY OBADIAH ROGERS.
[Note. The above document is entered written in
short hand, in the book of Town Trustees. It was trans-
lated by J. Hammond Trumbull, of Connecticut, about
1864. Mr. Harriman remained until the death of Rev.
Robert Fordham, September 1674, and until the early part
of 1676. After preaching in many places, and engaging in
different kinds of business he died August 20, 1705, in the
58 year of his age. W. S. P.]
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 149
EXTRACTS FROM BOOKS OF TOWN TRUSTEES.
The Book of Records of Town Trustees, begins March
1, 169 4-5, and is probably the continuation of a book, no
longer in existence, the Trustees ' having been erected by
the Patent of Governor Dongan, in 1686.
Southampton March ye 11th 169 4-5. At a meeting of
the Trustees then mett together, Ordered that Matthew ft
Howell do pay the quit rent to their Majesties Receiver
General for this town, for this yeare.
Paid by the said Matthew Howell to Chidley Brooks,
Receiver General the sum of forty five Shillings, as ap-
pears by a Receipt for the said sum of forty five Shillings,
bearing date the same with this artikle.
(Note. Receipts from Chidley Brooks, the Receiver
General may be found in Vol. II. Printed Records.
W. S. P.)
"To cash for this Book, 6 s.
To ye Coristable, and Joseph Hildreth, getting ye
money of 9 s.
June ye 14, 1695. Delivered to Joseph Fcrdham £3 by
order of ye trustees lor killing of black birds,
Mr. "Whitings Rate made and layed at 2 d f upon the
estimate of that year (1694) 10530, comes to £104, 2 s 1 d.
Southampton November ye 27, 1694. At a meeting of
the Trustees then held, accounted with Samuel Cooper,
Collector for ye two years last past, viz. the year 1692, and
the yeare 1693, for all the publick Rates in ye said two
years, and there Remains due from ye said Samuel Cooper
to tiie Towne say one pound, fourteen shillings,
150 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Southampton, November ye 5, 1695. Then Returned
by Jecamiah Scott, that hee had Received with said Towne
Rate of Samuel Cooper, the above said sum of one pound,
fourteen shillings, and is given in by Jeckomiah Scott when
hee made up his accompt the day and date above.
At a meeting of the ffreeholders & Comonalty of the
town of Southampton, held at Southampton the 11 day of
June 1695. Present Jonah Fordham, Elnathan Topping,
Joseph Pierson, Abraham Howell, Joseph Fordham, Manas-
sah Kempton, Will. Herrick Samuel Johns Trustees.
Ordered that the following orders be fairly transcribed
and published by affixing upon the publick meeting house,
Southampton ss. By the Trustees of the said Towne.
Whereas great damage is daylie sustained in the undivided
lands of the Towne, by reason that sundry persons who
have no right unto the said undivided lands, not only turne
their jades, Cattle, Sheepe, and swine into the same, but
also cut fire wood and timber, gather stones and dig clay
in and upon ye same, to the grievous damage of the pro-
prietors of the said undivided lands. It is therefore ord-
ered by the Trustees aforesaid, and all persons whatsoever
are hereby warned that from and after the first day of
July now next ensuing the date hereof, no only from cut-
ting any timber or firewood, or gathering any stones, or
digging any clay, or turning out any horses or jades, cattle,
sheepe or swine, out of their own appropriated lands, in or
upon the said undivided lands, without liberty first ob-
tained of the Trustees of the said Towne, for the time be-
ing, or of such three of them as by the said trustees shall
be appointed for doing the same. All wayes Provided that
it shall and may be lawfull for all such persons that have
right of, hundreds. Fifties or other lesser rights in the said
Towne, to turne out into the said undivided lands, their
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 151
own horses, cattle sheepe and swine. The said swine to
be both yoaked and ringed, also to cutt timber and fire-
wood, gather stones and dig clay, for their owne particular
uses, and to no other use or uses whatsoever, and that the
same be done according to their said severall divisions and
proportions of right, in, and to the same. Provided also,
that it shall and may bee lawfull for those persons, that
hereby have liberty to lett their swine at large upon the
said undivided lands, to take off their yoakes, only from
the first day of October, until the first day of February
yearly, and no longer under such penaltyes, as by the said
trustees shall bee agreed upon. It is also ordered that no
persons what so ever shall make any Bricks within the
undivided lands aforesaid without first agreeing with the
Trustees aforesaid, and liberty from them obtained. Dated
the 11 day of June 1695.
Joseph Fordham chosen Clark of the Trustees for this ^
It is ordered that the Trustees shall meet together ye
first Tuesday of each month, by two of the clock in the
afternoon, under the penalty of Eighteen pence in cash
for their being absent ; unless they produce a sufficient
Reason. Capt. Topping excused.
June 11, 1695. Ordered by the Trustees that Whoso-
ever shall find any swine upon the u ndivided lands, with-
out Rings and yoakes, shall take the same, and them to
Impound, for the which they shall take and receive the
sum of nine pence, money for each swine soe taken and
Impounded, Two thirds whereof to the Impounder, and
the other third part to the use of the Proprietors of the
said undivided lands. And upon Refusal of Payment to
be brought to sale according to formre Acts of the said
152 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Whereas great Damage is Daylie sustained in the
corne fields of this Towne by Reason of Black birds, and
Crowes, in plucking of the Corne, It is therefore ordered
by the Trustees that whosoever doth kill or take any of
the abovesaid birds, and bring them to ye house of Joseph
Fordham, they shall be paid for the same, as followeth,
viz, Crowes, six for nine pence. Old Black birds, two
dozen for nine pence, young ditto, three dozen for nine
pence. Test Joseph Fordham Clark.
July ye 18, 1695 Att a meeting then held by ye Trus-
tees. Ordred that Mr. Joseph Fordham and Gershom
Culver doe forthwith goe and view ye Indian fence at
Shinecock, and upon theire return that ye said Indian
fence is sufficient, Ichabod Cooper and Manassah Kemp-
ton, are appointed stewards, to Impound all horses kind
they can from time to time find in the said Indian fields,
and to take nine pence per head for each horse or horse
kind, except such as suck their dams, and proseed against
such as shall refuse to pay said penalty according to ye
Towne orders in that behalfe made and provided.
Ordred, That no person whatsoever, that shall here-
after buy any horse kind, or cattle or neat kine or Sheep,
in the Precincts of this Towne, to drive out of said Pre-
cincts, shall presume to alter or remark on ye ear, any of
the said creatures, bought as aforesaid, but shall forfeit
the sum of six shillings current money of this Province,
for every such creature so marked, to be recovered being
sued for att ye forty shillirg Courts, or under (a court)
held by a Justice of the peace, and one free holder, by any
one of ye Trustees for the time being for the use of In-
former, one third part, and one third part for such Trus-
tees as shall prosecute, and the other third part for the use
of said Towne.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 153
That Ensigne Joseph Fordham and Manassah Kemp-
ton shall take care of ye To wne powder, and secure it
from damage, also to sell as much as they can of it att
three shillings per pound, and if it will not go off so to
abate according to their discretion. Rendering an account
thereof to ye Trustees for ye time being, att or before ye
first of march next, and then to be allowed what is reas-
onable to their trubble.
March ye 20th 1691 Then delivered to John Cook a
tax for the Agent amounting to ye sum of 48 £ 8 s. 8 d.
whereof he is to pay at New York to the Receiver General
44 £, 17 s d, and render an account to ye trustees for the
overplus being 3 £ 14 s.
Also a tax for the frontier Amounting to the sum of
121 £ 16 s. whereof he is to pay unto the Receiver General
117 £ 10 s. 6 d. and and render an account of the overplus.
At a meeting of the trustees held on the 1st ol May
1696. Ordered that manassa Kempton and Abraham
Howell with two of the North Sea men do run the line
from ye Millstone Brook to the hed of Towed according
to the record between the town and North Sea men.
Ordered that Manassa Kempton do sell 3 half barrels
of the towns powder as well as he can.
On the said 1st day of May Samuel Butler, tailor,
came before ye trustees and was admitted to reside in this
town upon his own bond of 40 £ to depart this town when-
soever he shall be required to do so by the said trustees.
Also at the same time William Bly, tayler, came and
disired to reside in this town and work att his trade and
154 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Nathaniel Parks having come before us and promised
to be gon out of our presinckts, or purchase a freehold in
the same in ten days from the date above or else to depart
out of the said towne.
That if the said Parks do not go as aforesaid then the
Justices of the Peace do send the Constable to carry him
to ye place from whence he came according to act of As-
sembly in that behalf provided.
Ordered that James Cooper and Christopher Foster do
gett a man to Ring the bell and Sweep the meeting house,
(and they return on the 20th of M 'y that Thomas Herrick
is to do it for 3 £ 10 s.)
June ye 1st 1696. At a meeting of ye trustees then
held Abraham Howell and Manassa Kempton return that
[they] have run the North Sea line from Millstone Brook
to ye head of Toud and they find that in the Clay Pitt
Lean (Lane) it runs within nine poles of the Run of water.
Now ordered that the surveyors of the highways at
the request of Christopher Foster lay out to him a fifty
pound allottment of land of the Forty . acre division.
Which we find he wants of that division. In some con-
venient place for him the said Christopher Foster not prej-
udicing highways nor waterings nor any particular man's
Southampton, Sept, ye 18th 1696. Then delivered un-
to Jeckamiah Scott a tax for the frunteer amounting to
the sum of one hundred and forty seven pounds five shill-
ings and nine pence; whereof he was to pay to the Re-
ceiver General the sum of 136£ 10 s, d, and the overplus
being 1C£ 15 s, and 9 d to render an account to the trus-
tees for the time being.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. ., 155
March ye 15th 1696 Then delivered to Mr. Whiting
a rate for last years salary amounting to ye sum of 100£
6 s, 9 d. ; levied upon a estimate 4818£ being 5 d upon the
pound, which pays his Salary to the 1st day of April next.
by me Matthew Howell, Clerk.
March ye 19Lh 1696. Account.
Abraham Howell 12 loads of wood for Earl 1£, 10 s
To half a bushel of wheet 3 s. To 1 J bushels of corn 7 s
To a barrel of pork for Earl 3£
Ellis Cook for a Steer for Earl 4£ 3 s
[Note. John Erie (or Earl) was the first pauper sup-
ported by the town.]
Ordered that James Cooper and Christopher Foster
gett the house that was John Erls fitted up and build up
the chimney with brix
/.t Town Meeting held April 6th 1697 Joseph Hildreth
was chosen collector and refusiiig to stand hath paid forty
shillings fine to the towns use.
Southampton, May 9th 1697, Then Christopher Fos-
ter returns the charge of repairing of John Erie's house
according as he was ordered in the following particulars —
To Jeremiah Jagger for stoans 18 d
To Josiah Howell for 500 brickes 12 s.
Jeremiah Jagger 3 days work 9 s
and his team to fetch ye brickes from the
Southend of ye town 9 d
Christopher Foster 2 days work 6 s
John Jagger 1 days work 3 s,
Southampton, May ye 21st 1697
Then agreed with Thomas Herrick to Ring the bell
and Sweep the meeting house for 3 £ 5 s for one whole
year from the date hereof.
156 ^ HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Ordered that a town meeting be warned on Thursday
next being the 27th day of this inst. May, then to endeavor
for full settlement of every mans title to his land and
Matthew Howell be desired to issue out his warrant for
the warning of the same.
Ichabod Cooper at the same meeting was demanded to
lay out the highway he hath closed up adjoining to Ger
sham Culver's lot whereupon he desires liberty that he
may keep it enclosed until the 1st of October keeping bars
at each end for people to drive cows that go that way to
their pasture and for carts to pass through ; they putting
up said bars duly after them and then to lay it open again.
Then agreed with John Jessup to make a beere (bier) as-
timely as he can and to be allowed what is reasonable for
the same. Also Mr. Fordham to take care and mend some
of the glass of the meeting house where it is in danger of
falling and to be allowed accordingly.
Money paid out of the above said parish rate To
Samuel Cooper for making said rate To Thomas Her-
rick for Ringing and Sweeping 3 £ 10 s,. To Jeckamiah's
[Scott] commissions 15 S. To James Cooper for a lock for
the meeting house 6 s. To Christopher Foster dressing
shingles 9 s, laying of ditto 6 S. To Nathaniel Howell for
one day dressing and two days laying shingles 9 s. To a
pain [pane] of glass of Abraham Howell 1 s. 9 d. To Oba-
diah Rogers a day and a half work at Mr. Whitings 4 s. 6
d. To John Jagger two days and a half dito 7 s. 6 d. To
Mr. Steevens for 8000 of 6 d. nails at 9 s. per. M. 3£ 12 s.
To 4i lb, of new roap for a bell roap at 12d per lb. 4 s 6 d.
To Mr. Joseph Fordham for repairing the meeting house
glass 1 £ 3 s 4i d. To ditto for the parsonage hcuse re-
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pairing glass 19 s 8 d. To Josiah for mending the bell
clapper 3 s. To John Jessup for making a beere (bier) 3
s. 9 d. To Joseph Howell joynting of shingles 3 s. [ .
To Mr. Edward Howell for carting of seadar (cedar) 1 ij.
These items are dated June 23rd 1697.
June ye 21st 1698. Then delivered by order of the
trustees to Christopher Foster 42 shilling for sedar (cedar)
bought of William Herrick to clap board Mr. Whitings
July ye 3rd then paid by order of ditto to Thomas
Herrick for Ringing the bell in ye year 1697 3 £ 5 s.
November ye 7th 1698. Paid by order to Jeremiah
Jagger for 4 days and | of a day at 3 shillings per day clap
boarding Mr. Whitings house.
To Christopher Foster for 4 days ditto at 3 shillings
March 11th, 1697 To Ezekiel Sanford for the bridge 6 £
13 s. 4 d. To Thomas Steevens for sedar for Mr. Whitings
house 2 £ 5 s.
Southampton March 11th 1697. Ordered, whereas itt
is a very great Rong to the publick for either Christians
negros or Indians to set or kindle any fire whereby the
woods may be burnt within this town, therefore if any of
the above said persons shall presume to kindle any fire as
aforesaid by which means any of the woods within this
township is burnt he or they so treaspassing shall pay 6
shillings for every such fire so set or kindled. The one
half to the informer and the other half to the clerk of the
parish and that the clerk cause the tenure of this order to
be set upon the meeting house.
March 18th, 169|. By John Parkers fine for breach ot
Sabbath before the court 6 shillings
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Southampton June 20th 1698. At a meeting of the
trustees then met Ordered that warning be given to Rricli-
ard Exall to depart this town and Francis Sayre do w^arn
him accordingly every month until he shall give surety (o
save this town from charge or further order be made by
the said trustees.
Ordered that Matthew How^ell pay the bell Ringer
Thomas Herrick for Ringing the bell and agree with him
for the present year.
July 3rd Then paid ye said Thomas Herrick 3 £ 5 s.
for last year and agreed with him for this year.
Southampton, June 24th 1698. At a meeting of ye
trustees, ordered that Christopher Fos er and Jeremiah
Jagger do buy seder, and clap board up the east end of
Mr. Whitings house and make return of the reasonable
charge thereof ; And the clerk pay them out of the par-
sonage rate if he hath so much in his hands. This order
On ye 4th day of April 1699 it was voted that Joseph
Goodale should have a quarter of an acre of land at Long
Springs so long as he improves it for tanning.
I John Hobert one of his Majestys Justices of the
Peace, was present att ye publick Towne meeting in the
Towne of Southampton, when by majOi voate the Towne
concented to sell Mr. Ebenezer White a iifty pound Com-
At a meeting of the trustees held en the 25lh day of
may 1699. Ordered, that Matthew Howell, Capt, Steevens
and Isaac Halsey do call the Indians and run the line from
hed of ye crick, to ye ware house at Sebonack. To satis-
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fie the Indians who have often complained the English
have fenced in some of the land they had liberty to plant
on. And th'^y the said Howell, Steevens and Halsey ha\ e
liberty to call any other neighbours to inform them of tl e
spot wheare ye ware house was, and the old fence went i i
to the water at Sebonack ; and all to be alowed what is
May ye 26. Then purF^iiant thereto as above, the said
persons went to the said place, namely to the ware house,
and had John Woodruff and Samuel Clarke with us, and
fully informed ourselves of the bounds betweene the Indi-
ans and the Towne, and mett with the Indians on the 30
day of may, at the hed of ye Creek, and agreed upon the
place there being the middle of the Run of water, and
then went over to Seponack, and the Indians went to the
same spot for the bounds there that we had informed our-
selves of before ; and there wee marked a tree, being a
white oak, with ye letter T, and brought to the root of it a
good waighty stone, and with a mill bill set on the letter T
also. And when we had so done and made a begining to
Run the line, the Indians perceiving itt would Run further in
upon the land, they had liberty to plant on, than they ex-
pected would run no line at all and went away off and left
us, and therefore we desisted, and only order that these
are procedings to be memorandum as aforesaid. Per mee
Matthew Howell, Clerk.
Southampton July ye 7, 1699. Then paid Thomas
Herrick for ringing the bell for ye yeare 1698, the sum of
three pounds, five shillings, and agree with him for the
present yeare at the same price. Commencing from the
21 of May 1699. To compleat a whole yeare.
The Town Dr. To John Howell for repairing the
meeting house, one day 3 s. Dr, To 2 days repairing the
meeting house 6 s.
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Southampton April the 17, 1700. Matthew Howell
and Samuel Clark agreed with Thomas Diamond.
Southampton December ye 5, 1700. Ordred at said
meeting that Mr. Wick and Samuel Clarke do take the
ould Rayles, of the pound, and buy so many new postes as
will be wanted, and fence off the parsonage land from the
town pond, running from Isaac Halseys southeast corner,
to the southeast corner of the parsonage land. Leaving
eight poles from the pond from the said last mentioned
corner, and give notis to John Foster to throw up to the
Common the town highway and watering place on the
west side of the town pond, at least eight poles from said
pond, at the corner of his close.
[Note. The parsonage land is now the homestead of
the late Salem H. Wales. Isaac Halsey owned the lot
lately owned by Henry Culver. W. S. P.]
Ordred at said meeting that there be levied upon ye
inhabitants and residents in this Parish, distinct from
Sagg and Meacox, for the rebuilding of Mr. Whitings
chimnies, and repairing said parsonage house, the sum of
— , and that the assessors made an Estimate of said towne
for the levying of the said rate upon.
Southampton February 14 170 0-1. Then also deliv-
ered to Manassah Kempton collector of said Towne. A
parish rate for the Repairing of the parsonage house and
meeting house, and ringing the bell, made by an Esti-
mate of £5141, according to the assessors assessment of
ye inhabitants of this parish which is layed at 1 d per
pound comes to the sum of ^^ 21, 8 s, 5 d. Which you are
to collect and pay to the trustees for the time being for
the uses afore said.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 161
At a Town meeting of the Inhabitants and freeholders
of the towne of Southampton, being the first day of April
1701. It was also granted upon the same day unto Sam-
uel Cooper by major vote of said town to have liberty to
sett up a horse mill at the east end of James Whites lott,
where the Trustees shall think most suitable, not damag-
ing ye highway.
[Note. James White's lot was on the west side of
Wind Mill lane in the village of Southampton, next south
of the homestead of late Capt. Mercator Cooper, now J.
W. Fletcher Howell. W. S. P.]
May the 14, 1701, ye trustees met and ordred Mrs.
Phillips to board John Davis till further order- And May
22, 1701, ye s^id John Davis dyed early in ye morning and
was buried ye next day upon ye townes charge. And
Nathaniel Howell and Christopher [Foster] went to Mrs.
Phillips house and tooke an inventory of his estate which
is as followeth, under their hands.
May ye 22, 1701. An inventory of ye estate of John
Davis, yt we saw at ye house of Thomas Herrick when he
To 4 trowells, one was a plastering one, and 3 brick
trowells. One worn felt hat. A neck cloth. To a pair of
stockings. To a pair ol shoes, old. To two caps. A true
copy per me Joseph Fordham.
At a Trustees meeting upon the 19 day of April 1701.
Whereas Samuel Barbors wife being distracted and out of
her reason so that she is not able to take care of her selfe,
and being att Ackabake in ye house of John Parker, and
ye said John Parker does make complaint to ye trustees,
and will bring her to ye Towne, and cast her with her
162 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
family upon them, to take care of her. And ye trustees
having considered of ye same, do order with ye Consent of
three [Justices] that ye said lunatick woman be put into ye
prison house by John Parker, and that Samuel Barbor,
shall send her ; and that Mrs. Phillips shall find ye said
Samuel Barbor and his wife victuals, and small beare or
water, for to sustain Nature, upon a reasonable rate till
further order. And wee do order Capt. Topping to speak
to Doctor Wade to come and see her, and to administer
that which is proper for such a Person according to his
skill and cunning.
And it is further ordered by said trustees, that James
Cooper and Joseph Fordham shall take care and hire a
substantial man, or men, as cheap as they can, to make a
good Pound, and to take up the old fence of ye old pound
and to carry it to Mr. Whitings Cow pasture on ye west
side of the Town pond and to sett it up adjoining to John
Foster's land and Isaac Halseys, Leaving a good highway
between ye fence and ye said pond for ye Inhabitants of
ye said town, to cart drive and water their creatures, at all
times ; and to find more fence soe as to finnish and inclose
ye said Cow pasture at ye said towne's charge. And it is
further ordred that ye said James Cooper and Joseph Ford-
ham, shall discourse and agree with Doctor Wade concern-
ing ye said lunatick woman, at ye townes charge.
[Note. The "Cow pasture" of Rev. Mr Whiting, was
the parsonage land now owned by Salem H. Wales. The
land of John Foster is now the home lot of Hon. Elihu
Root. W. S. P.]
And further we ye trustees have turned Samuel Bar-
bour away, after he had been about a week with his wife,
to shift for his living, and cause him to bind out his
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dafter (daughter) to Thomas Topping, And ye said Bar-
bours wife was put into ye prison house, and Doctor Wade
administered something, and let her blood, and we found
that she was never the better, so we bade him forbear, to
meddle with her any more. And Mary Larison does
board and have the care of ye said woman upon the same
terms that ye trustees made with Mrs. Phillips,
And ye said James Cooper and Joseph Fordham have
hired Jeremiah Foster to make ye pound, and to compleat
ye same per four Pounds in money.
At a Trustee meeting att ye house of Joseph Fordham
June 2, 1701. Ordred by the trustees, that John Foster Jr
and Isaac Halsey Jr shall goe to Daniel Sayre and give
him legall warning to throw out the Towns land that he
hath taken in upon ye front of his home lot adjoining to
ye main street ; within one month or expect to be sued by
the trustees fer trespass.
[Note. The home let of Daniel Sayre is the present
homestead of Charles Selden Halsey, on east side of Main
street, Southampton. W. S. P.]
Dec. 1, 1701. Jeremiah Jagger, John Foster Jr Isaac
Halsey Jr John Howell, Isaac Jessup Jonah Bower James
Cooper, Joseph Fordham, Trustees, mett at the house of
Joseph Fordham and ordred said Joseph Fordham to make
a Rate of forty pounds, to defray ye Parrish charge of our
Towne, and to repaire and mend ye parsonage house and
meeting house, which money is to be collected and de-
livered into ye hands of Joseph Fordham.
Paid to Titus Indian fer 15 days work at three bits per
day £1, 13s, 9d
Paid to Wacquanas Indian fer 6 days work 13 s, 6 d
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July 9, 1701. Paid to ye widow Mary Larison for
boarding Samuel Barbours wife, from ye 16 of April until
the 26 of May, being 5 weeks three days at 5 bits per
week, ye sum of £1, 00 s, 3.
Paid to John Maltbie fer 60 nails and making John
Davis, coffin and the trouble of burial, 6 s 9 d
Paid to Mrs Phillips for keeping John Davis in his last
sickness, 10 days at 4 s per weeke, 5 s 9 d
To a winding sheet fer John Davis 7 s 6d
To drink at his laying out and burial 3 s IJ d
To Doctor Wade 12 s 4 d upon ye account of Sam,
To William Herrick for keeping Samuel Barbours
wife 6 weeks 16 s 6 d
Paid to Isaac Willman for killing 11 dogs 4 s 1^ d
fine. Paid by Thomas Byfield for riding on the Sab-
bath 5 s 6 d
June 1, 1702 Paid for half a 1000 of deal boards of
Mr Cooper £1, 2 s, 6 d
At Trustee meeting April 21, 1702
Ordred that Robert Norris is to carry 5 suitable bound
stones to ye several corners between our town and the
town of East Hampton, for which he is to have a Piece of
Ordred that Capt. Abraham Howell and Lieut Joseph
Pierson shall sett downe ye stones, in ye line between our
town and the Toune of East Hampton.
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June 30, 1702,
Fines paid by Jones Clark, Jeremiah Foster, James
White, Ichabod Cooper, Josiah Loughton, Mr. Nathan
Wade Benjamin Marshall, Joshua Halsey, 3 s 9 d each for
tippling at ye house of Mr. Samuel Butler, and breaking
our laws ; being convicted before Col. Matthew Howell
and Joseph Fordham, and they paid these fines accord-
ingly, and Henry Ludlam was fined 5 s fer being dronck ;
and Samuel Butler was fined 10 s, and was put down by
us from selling any strong drink, and notwithst nding our
command upon his own, did presume to sell. He was
fined 10 s more. After charges were paid, the rest went
for use of the Poor.
By the fines of 2 men dronck 10 s
Oct. 15, 1703. At a trustee meeting, Ordred and
agreed with John Howell and Hezekiah Howell, to cutt
cart and lay up six loads of brush, with sufficient stakes,
at ye Town ponds end, next to ye beach, from John Jes-
sups close to Jeremiah Jaggers close ; at four bits and a
halfe a load.
[Note. John Jessup's close is now the lot of late Doc-
tor T. Gaillord Thomas. John Jagger's close is at First
Neck, next the beach. W. S. P.]
Jan, 31, 170|. At a meeting of the trustees, it was
ordred as followeth, Concerning Thomas Hanckson, that
the trustees carry him from ye house of Mr. Butler to ye
house of John Maultbie, and ordred ye said Maultbie to take
charge of him, and see that he does not suffer either fer
want of vittles, drinck, washing and attendance. Promis-
ing the said Maultbie reasonable satisfaction.
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Ordred that Capt. Theophilus Howell shall go to Hog
neck and warne Daniel Sayres, tenant called Russell, who
lives upon Hog neck, torthwith to depart with his family
to ye place from whence he came from.
At Toun meeting voted that Joseph Fordham was
chosen and appointed to carry ye Patent to New York,
y- according to ye Guvnors Proclamation, and to pay the
Quit rent of ye same with all convenient speed.
April 3, 1705. The Humble petition of Obadiah Smith
of Southampton to the Toune of Southampton, to come out
at one corner of his dwelling house, four foot, into the
highway. It was put to vote and carried, Test Joseph
Paid to Thomas Cooper for going down t'-y ye North
Side to stop Townsing when he had Small Pox 2 s.
May 18, 1704, Ordred by the Trustees, that Robert
Norris and Jonah Rogers shall cleare the Common high-
way two poales wide from our towne to ye line between
East Hampton and our towne, where it was layed out by
ye Commissioners ; with all convenient speed, according
to Act of Assembly, And to have three shillings per day,
for the finnishing of the same.
That Lieut. Joseph Pierson and Joseph Fordham shall
hire men at four bits and a half per day, with all con.
venientcy for the clearing of the highway from our town
to Parkers Mill, two poales wide,
At the same meeting, Joseph Fordham is to take care
to gett a new pair of Stocks made at ye Town charge
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November 20, 1704. Ordered that Joseph Fordham
shall demand and receive the Legacy bequeathed to the
poore of our Town by Mr. William Barker, deceased, of
Mr. Wick and Capt. Abraham Howell, Executors of said
Barkers last will and Testament, and upon ye receipt to
give a discharge for ye same.
Ordred that James Cooper and Joseph Fordham shall
hedge ye Town pond end, and Old Town pond end at ye
beach, in ye season thereof, and to hire men for ye doing
ye same as cheap as they can.
March 7, 170 4-5 Then received of Arthur Davis by a
verbal order of Mr. Wick 5 pounds in money, which was
given to ye poore of our Towne, by Mr. Barker, in his last
will and testament, and have given Mr. Wick a discharge
for ye same.
June 28, 1705, Paid to Edward Howell for carting 13
loads of brush to ye Old Town pond end and setting it up,
£2, 8 s, 9 d
Jan. 15 170 5-6. Paid to Ephraim Howell for a coat
and breeches to cloath John, negro 12 s 6 d
Paid to John Woolley for his horse going to East-
Hampton and Southold to wait upon the Governor 7 s 6 d
Nov. 26, 1705 Ordered and appointed Israel Howell
to sell as much of the Town's Powder, as he can, between
this present time and ye ensuing, at five shillings and six
pence a pound, and not to sell under a pound to one man.
Ordred that Joseph Fordham shall get a bier, and a
cloath of Black Broad cloth, in length three yards
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Ordered that Capt. Theophilus Howell shall give
warning to William Tarbell to throw up ye highway and
watering to ye common lying between ye land of Samuel
Howell and Mr. Jonah Fordham at Mecox. July 26th 1706.
Voted that William Herrick shall sweep the meeting
house from May 21 last past to May 21 next for Twenty
April ye 5th 1743. The town debtor to John Howell
for paying Quit Rent to Mr. Gellston 2 £ 13 s, 6 d. Also
for fencing the town pond lane 3 s. 6 d.
April 24th 1707 Paid for Mrs. Annings funeral 9 s.
1706 Received for common grass sold 14 s. d. For the
town house sold to Thomas Sayre 11 s. 4| d. Paid by
David Foster for being droncke twice 10 s. Paid by Rich-
ard Wood for allowing gaming in his house 4 s. 6 d.
May 11th 1709. Ordered that John Woolley shall have
all the estate of Thomas Byfield ; clearing ye town of all
charge in his ministering and tendance and funeral and
May 8th 1710. Ordered that Capt. Scott and Mr. Hez-
ikiah Howell shall measure over from the Head of ye
Creek the nearest way to Bull Head and so proportion ye
fence according to every man's commonage. They are
likewise to measure across from the Canoe Plaee over to
the North bay.
Ordered that Obadiah Rogers shall make and set up a
post upon ye Green against ye meeting house to set papers
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 169
(Note. This was a large red cedar post and stood
opi.osite the Library lot. It remained till the early part of
the last century. An old man who remembered it said
that it was almost covered with nails which had been used
for fastening papers. It was a standing complaint of the
minister, that people would read these notices on Sunday
noons, "between meetings." W. S. P.)
The town debtor to Thomas Stephens to writing the
truste.s orders and nailing it upon the meetinghouse dore
The town debtor to "John Cooper for writing of two
trustees orders and nailing them upon the meeting house
At a Town meeting held May 15th 1710 Voted that a
fatting pasture shall be made by fencing over from the
Head of ye creek to Bull Head with a good five rail fence.
Likewise to be fenced over from the South side of the
Canoe Place to the North side by the proprietors according
to their fifties.
Voted that whereas there is inhabited among us, ye
proprietors, several people that have no right upon the
Commons they are prohibited of cutting any timber unless
they pay unto the towns use for gj een weed 4 shilling for
each load of fire wood or any other timber and for dry
wood 2 shillings for each load under the penalty of 5 shil-
lings for each load so carted, one half of the fine to go to
the informer, the other half to the use of the proprietors.
1712 — Town debtor to Richard Wood for Rum at
Hankstons burial 2 shillings
170 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
1714 — Ordered that John Reeves hire a man to mend
the Stocks or make a new pair on ye towns charge
Ordered that John Reeves get men or a man to mend
the pound for this year on the towns charge.
August ye 18th day 1714 Received of Mistriss Ford-
ham by the nand of Capt. Abraham Howell two parch-
ments concerning our meeting house into my care and
(Note. The parchments were the deeds for the meet-
ing house lot, opposite the present Presbyterian church)
1714 Town debton to Samuel Johnes for burying a
negro man in ye year 1713 3 s. 9d.
By order of the trustees that Christopher Foster shall
pay to the men that paid for Mr. Heathcote's house, when
they shall bring their account from Capt. Abraham Howell
and Samuel Johnes to me what their price is.
This was a true vote CHRISTOPHER FOSTER.
(Note. This refers to the deed from Caleb Heathcote
fcr the lot, now the North end burying ground in South-
ampton. An abstract may be found in Vol. II, Printed
A trustee meeting ye 11th day of April 1715, We al-
low for Mecox and Sagaponack that Jeremiah Halsey's
yard and Stephen Toppings yard shall be esteemed as a
pound to pound creaters for this year
July 1st 1715 ye trustees agree with Christopher
Foster for ye time to come that he shall have twelve shil-
lings a year for his salary for town writings, this ordered
by the trustees
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 171
Ye 2nd day of May 1715 Whereas there is a law
made that any person or man that is chosen to serve ye
town in ye place of a trustee and shall refuse to stand in
that place shall pay 4 shillings. And whereas other towns
thought it to be reasonable to pay their trustees, There-
fore we the trustees oj Southampton doe think it unreas-
onable, that ye trustees of this town shall neglect their
owne business to serve ye towne for nothing, Therefore
we doe think it a hardship for ye Burden lyes very hard
upon a certain number of men that is chosen from year to
year to serve ye towne in that place, and other men of
good estate is excused. Therefore from this day and so
forward wee think it just and reasonable for this year 1715,
and for the time to come, that any man that serves ye
town in that place of trust and neglects his own Bisnes,
and is faithful to serve ye towne in that office, shall have
for his reward paid out of the townes stock, six shillings
in cash for each and every man that shall serve in that
place, and no more. And the trustees have concluded and
ordered that Christopher Foster shall get it confirmed at
ye Court of Sessions, that so it may stand good for a town
law, upon ye Towne charge. This was voted by ye trus-
tees and past for a clear vote at a full meeting as test
May 19, 1715. Ordered that any man that has a mind
to make any brick for this townes use this year ; has liber-
ty to dig clay and cut wood to burn them. They paying 2
pence a thousand to ye proprietors for acknowledgement
At a trustee meeting ye 5 day of August 1715. The
trustees ordred that Nathaniel Howell and Christopher
Foster shall goe and agree with Captain Halsey to perchase
a tract of land for ye townes use, to be to those meij that
shall purchase it according as they shall agree with him to
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their best discretion, and ye land is layed out bounded so
far as Moriches to the head of Peconic Great river. /: nd
it is agreed upon by the trustees, that if they cannot
agree with him, that then they shall goe forthwith and
agree with a man to go and buy it upon ye townes charge
to those men that shall be willing to purchase it, according
to each man's Right that he holds in ye Commons.
(Note. The above refers to what is known as Halsey's
Manor, being a tract of 11000 acres, in the east part of
Brookhaven, purchased by Capt. Isaac Halsey and others.
W. S. P.)
Ordred that Captain Howell of Sagg and Stephen Top-
ping shall get the highway mended at Lemons (Leamings)
corner on ye town charge
(Note. Christopher Leaming owned the lot on the east
sifJe of Sagg street, now the homestead of Hiram S. Rogers)
May 1, 1716. Ordred that Capt. Theophilus Howell
shall assist ye North sea men to run the lyne between the
North sea men and the towne, on ye townes charge
Whereas Isaac Halsey hath bought of Major Wm
Smith a tract of land of about twelve thousand acres, and
many of ye towne being desirous t(. have a part of ye said
land, and Isaac Halsey being willing to give one third of
said land for about one hundred and twenty acres of land
joining to his land at Potunk and Oneck not encroaching
highways or watering or taking in any meadows only the
Swamp between them. And this being in Quago Purchase
and the whole town not having right to said purchase,
Therefore ye trustees desire Christopher Foster to go to
all the proprietors of Quago Purchase and inquire of them
whether they will leave it to the trustees to make an ex-
change. And to signify their willingness by subscribing
their hands to this writing.
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April 8th 1718 — At a trustee meeting ordered thcit
Obadiah Rogers and Ephraim White is to agree and get a
pound made forthwith and set it up where the old meetin g
house stood upon the towns charge.
[Note. The old meeting house stood on the southwest
corner of the homestead of Wm. J. Post, Esq., in South-
ampton village. W. S. P.]
At a trustee meeting ye 1st day of July 1719 ye trus-
tees have appointed a burying place to be staked out in
that lott ye town purchased of Mr. Heathcott, next west-
ward of ye old house and joining to Jeremiah Jaggers
[Note. This is the north end burying ground in South-
ampton village, and gradually extended over the entire
May ye 3rd day 1721. Ye trustees reconed with
Christopher Foster and all the accounts cleared from ye
beginning of time to this day. errors excepted and ye
towns money in my hands is the sum of 0£ 8 s. 3 d.
1720 — Voted that Sagaponack and Mecox shall have a
pound upon the towns charge and they agree to build it
for three bits a day and to be set up near Ezekiel Sanfords
Town debtor (Stephen) Boyer for one quire of paper
1 s, 6 d.
To John Foster 200 bb. of beef and salte and brick
and other things for old Timothy for the year 1719 2£ 2 s 4 d.
To Jeremiah Jagger for carting four loads of wood 15
To Samuel Johns for carting four loads of wood to
Timothy. And to one half bushel of wheet 2 s, 3d.
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To 2 galons of molases 5 shillings.
To 3 Loads of wood 9 shillings.
To John Howell 5 yards of flannel for old Margaret 15
Sept. 21st, 1720. Ordered that Josiah Howell shall
mend ye town Brand or make a new one if it can not be
Ordered that if any person carry away ye town Brand
from Mistress Herrick's and not return it again in an
hours time they shall pay 3 shillings to be recovered by
Debtor to Manassa Kempton to one half bushel of salt
for Timothy Is, 6 d.
Town debtor to Josiah Howell for making hinges for
Seponeck gate — —
Town debtor to Elisha Howell and his partners for
making ye pound at Mecox 1£ 5 s. 6 d.
At a trustee meeting ye 17th of April 1721.
Ordered that Jeremiah Culver and Moses Culver shall
make y new gate and hang it at ye Seponack barres for
ye use of ye proprietors
At a trustee meeting ordered that Josiah Howell shall
have the care of making a bridge or cause-way over that
Slow in the highway by John Hains' door, and make re-
port of the charge to the trustees.
June ye 7th 1721 — Ai a trustee meeting held at ye
house of Isaac Halsey ordered at said meeting that Justice
Cooper shall take two young men with him and visit ye
Bound Tree about five miles beyond Parkers and set their
names upon said tree in order to keep said Bounds in
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 175
Ordered that Josiah Howell and Jonah Rogers shall go
to Scuttle Hole and measure out eight acres of land to
John Mitchell according to ye town records as an amend-
ment to ye lot number six.
At a trustee meeting ye 16th day of October 1722,
The trustees appoint Abraham Cooper and Obadiah Rog-
ers Jr, and Ichabod Cooper Jr. are pounders with ye old
pounders to pound all Jades found in Shinnecock this year
according to ye towns order.
Debtor Mr. Samuel Gelston for paying one years Quit
Rent in the year 1722 and his trouble to get a receipt in
full to ye 25 of March 1723 2£ 14 s.
At a trustee meeting ye 9th day of October 1723 the
trustees give liberty to any of ye proprietors or any other
that shall help them to dig a pose [ditch or canal] from ye
South bay to ye Sound on ye North side at }^e Canoe Place,
they have free liberty from ye trustees.
April 7th 1724— Voted that Josiah Hand shall have so
much land laid out to him at Pagasaboge where his house
is as he lays down to ye town. Which said land his fath-
er purchased of Joseph Wickham and ye land was given
to him and stands to him in ye town records, (see vol 2nd
Printed Records Page 111)
At a meeting of ye trustees April ye 6th day 1726.
The trustees do give orders to [William] Olberson [Albert-
son] to make a gate to stop Southold cattle from coming
on our side and our cattle from going over.
Provided he do it on his own charge as he promised
to do if he might have leave.
176 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Sept. 9th 1726. It is ordered by ye trustees that Rich-
ard Fowler shall keep old Timothy and Margrite for nine
shillings a week and to take such — as Jeremiah Jagger
did and he is to fetch them to his house upon his own
Nov. 2 1731 Paid to Mr. Francis Pelletreau of the
proprietors money to send to New York o pay ye Quit
Rent for this town 2£, 13 s. 6 d.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 177
ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS.
IN RED BOOK OF DEEDS, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.
Page 1. John Rose "of North Sea belonging to South-
ampton in the East Riding of Yorkshire," sells to John
Jennings "all right to a 50 pound right of commonage in
the place commonly called by the name of North Sea
Little Neck." July 5, 1678."
Witnesses Henry Pierson, John Laughton.
(Henry Pierson was the Town Clerk and the book is
mostly in his handwriting. John Laughton was school-
master and wrote many of the deeds and wills at that time.
The name seems to have been pronounced Lawton.)
Page 3. Richard Howell conveys to Robert Norris in
consideration of 11 years service by indenture well and
truly performed, 5 acres of land at a place commonly
called by the name of Wickapogue, bounded east by the
house lot of Matthew Howell, north by land of Obadiah
Rogers, west by said Richard Howell, south by highway.
And is now in his posszssion by virtue of a former deed of
gift from me.
Sept. 27, 1678.
W. A. ROBERT, ROB. DAYTON.
(His Mark) JOHN LAUGHTON.
(Robert Norris had son or grandson, Thomas, and
John Norris, who went to New Jersey, where their de-
scendants we believe are yet to be found ; Robert Dayton
went to Brookhaven where he was a large land owner.
The land mentioned in above deed is probably next west
of the farm of late Capt. Nathan White at Wickapogue.)
Robert Norris releases all claim and demand against
"Richard Howell my late master." Sept. 22, 1678.
178 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 4. Richard Howell sells to Obadiah Rogers i
acre of land "of my close of land at Wickapogue, bounded
west by land of Thomas Jessup, north by Obadiah Rogers,
south by street or highway," "and is to run north and
south quite through the length of my said close." Oct.
Witness, Obadiah Sale.
[The strip of land above sold is supposed to be the
"narrow lane" on the north side of Wickapogue street.
The land of Thomas Jessup is the present homestead of
Page 5. A bill of lading by which Mr. Henry Pierson
ships on board the "Adventure" of New York "for the
accompt of Mr. Peter Jacobs Marius" 2 barrels of beef.
"Thomas Carr master under God." And so God bring
the vessel to her safe harbor, Amen." Nov. 19, 1678.
John Rose sells to Samuel Mills and John Beswick
"my 4 fifties of land at a place called by the name of Mea-
cocks Plaine, and was lately laid out unto the neighbors
of the hamlet or village called by the name of North Sea,
in lieu of a division divided to the town of Southampton in
the Ox Pasture. Being 6 acres and a half, and a rood of
land. Dec. 16, 1678. Witnesses, Thomas Thorp.
[The land above sold lies on the west side of Sagg Pond,
south of the old bridge. The Ox Pasture was the tract of
land bounded north by Hill street, east by Town Pond,
south by road to Captain's neck, and west by Shinnecock
bay, or Head of Creek. This was laid out in 1676. As
this was very near the village, it was agreed that the Pro-
prietors who lived at North Sea should have instead of
their share, land at Meacox as is mentioned above.]
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 179
Samuel Mills and John Beswick convey the same to
Henry I^'ierson, Jr. Dec. 16, 1678. Witnesses, Zerobel
Page 7. Henry Pierson, Jr. sells to Christopher Learn-
ing, of Sagaponack, "two-thirds of a 150 pound alotment,
due to me upon my father, Henry Pierson's account in the
last division of land in Southampton Commons," 40 acres
more or less. Dec. 31, 1678. Witness, Joshua Barnes.
[The "Division" alluded to is probably the Sagaponack
Division. See Vol. 2, Printed Records, Page 259. Christo-
pher Leaming lived at Sagg on the present homestead of
Hiram S. Rogers. About 1690 he with others went to
New Jersey and settled at Cape May. His descendants
have held high positions in that State.]
Page 8. Christopher Leaming and wife, Es^-her, sell
to Henry Pierson, Jr. "All i hat my home accommodations
in Sagaponack, six acres whereof lying between the home
lo of Benjamin Hand and Benoni Flint, and the other 4
acres at the end of my said six acres, in all 10 acres. And
nil my other out lands, about 20 acres, lying at Sagaponack
Plaine, between the land of Benjamin Palmer on the west
and Job Sayre on the east." Dec. 30, 1678.
Henry Pierson,. Jr., agrees that Christopher Lupton
shall have "the use of the house he now dwells in," for 2
years. "If the house shall come to be destroyed Christo-
pher is to have it, but is to pay 15 pounds.
Page 13. Daniel Lane of Setalcot (Setauket) having
been committed to prison and convicted of a felony, broke
jail and made his escape. His estate was forfeited to the
king, October, 1675. The forfeiture was remitted as it
had been ordered before in the time of the late Dutch
180 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Governor, Anthony Colve. Upon application of his wife,
Katharine, one-half of the estate was given to her and her
children, and the other half to his creditors and Samuel
Edsall, of New York, was appointed administrator,
Feb. 21, 1678.
E. ANDROSS, Governor.
Page 11. Thomas Goldsmith, of Killingworth, Con-
necticut, sells to Wm. Barker, of Southampton, "A certain
parcel in the northwest corner of my home lot in South-
ampton, 70 feet in length, running eastward from the
street, and 20 feet in width, lying nort i and south, as it is
this day parted by ye south end of a cellar house standing
on part of ye said land, and so running due west with the
street." "Also all that my parcel of my meadow, or
island, or hammock of meadow lying at Sebonack, com.
monly called the warehouse, bounded west by the meadow
of Daniel Sayre, north by Sebonack Bay, east and south
by the Common of Southampton, 4 acres, be the same
more or less." "And I acknowledge that the said 70 feet
in length and 20 feet in breadth was sold to said Wm.
Barker before I sold my home lot to Mr. Edward Howell."
Dated March 3, 1678-9. Witnessess, Edward Howell, John
[The first piece of land described above is the northwest
corner of the lot now owned by Mr. David Burnett at
corner of Main street and Toilsome lane. The piece of
meadow at Sebonack is where the east line of Shinnecock
Hills joins Bullhead Bay. Wm. Barker, who was the first
merchant in Southampton, had a warehouse here where
he landed goods from sloops, and the place is still known
as Barker's Island.]
Page 12. Thomas Topping sells to Mr. Wm. Barker
"All that certain parcell of land off the southwest corner
of my home lot, butting upon the street, 70 feet in length,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 181
running east and west, and 20 feet in breadth, north and
south, as it is this day fenced off from my home lot."
Dated Dec. 28, 1678. Witness, G. Sylvester Peregrine
[The above piece is the south-west corner of the home-
stead of late Albert Foster, east side Main street, South-
Page 13. Peregrine Stanborough sells to Wm. Barker
"All that my 2 parcels of land lately laid out to me in a
parcel of land known by the name of the Ox Pasture, on
the west side of said town of Southampton and fell to me
by lot in the two divisions of the Ox Pasture. Being by
denomination £100 Commonage, and being for estimation
•for 3 acres as they stand numbered to me in the Town
Records, and in the South Division is lot No. 2, bounded
on one side by a lot of Thomas Halsey, being No. 1, and on
the other side by a lot of Job and Francis Sayre, being No.
3. And in the North Division is lot 22, bounded east by
Henry Ludlam's, No. 21, and west by Robert Woolley, No.
28." Dated 28, 1678.
(The lot No. 2 mentioned above is on the north side of
Captain's Neck Lane, and 7 rods west of First Neck Lane,
and includes the west part of the lot formerly owned by
Mr. Harry Reeves. The lot No. 22 is a part of what was
formerly the Wick farm on south side of Hill street. The
house built by late Mr. Meade probably stands on it.)
Page 14. Josiah Stanborough sells to W^m. Barker his
p art of the two lots No. 2 and 22 as described in above
deed, Dec. 6, 1678. Witness Joseph Pierson, Thomas
[The two lots were drawn by Peregrine and Josiah
Stanborough, who were brothers, and sons of Josiah Stan-
borough, one of the original settlers.]
182 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 15. Obadiah Sale "Cooper" sells to Joseph Pier-
son "All that my 4 acres of land which I bought of Wm.
Russell, lying in the Great Plain, 3 acres whereof lie in the
10 acre lot furlong, bounded west by Robert Woolley, east
by John Jagger, north and south by highway. The other
acre lies in the neck called Cooper's Neck, and is bounded
north by John Bishop, south by John Cooper, east by high
way, and west by another highway." Dated May 2, 1679.
Witnesses Henry Pierson, John Laughton.
(The "10 acre lot furlong" includes the tract of land
bounded north by Captain's Neck lane, and south by
Cooper's Neck lane, and extended from First Neck lane to
Shinnecock Bay or Head of the Creek.)
Page 16. Robert Woolley sells to John Laughton "My
£50 right in the Ox Pasture, in the north and south divis-
ion, as fell to me by lot, 2 acres, more or less." Dated
April 30, 1679. Witnesses, John Jennings, Cornelius Vonck.
(Robert Woolley drew parts of lot No. 10 in the south
division and lot 23 in the north division — See Printed Rec-
ords of Southampton, Vol. 2, Page 258. — ^John Laughton,
the grantee, was the village schoolmaster and wrote most
of the wills cvA deeds at that time. His name was pro-
Page 17. John Goldsmith sells to Mr. Wm. Barker
"All that part of the home lot that formerly was my uncle
Thomas Goldsmith, bounded east by the part of the lot sold
to Margaret Cooper, south by the lane, west by the land sold
by my uncle unto Mr. Edward Howell, and north by land
of Mr. Thomas Topping. Being 3 acres, 3 roods, 20 poles."
Dated April 12, 1679. Witnesses, James White, Samuel
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 183
(The above lot is the west part of the lot of late Capt.
Charles Howell, on north side of Toilsome lane, and east
of the house of Mr. Daniel Halsey. John Goldsmith went
to Southold where his descendants are still found.)
Page 18. Lott Burnett, of Southampton, sells to James
White, "All that my dwelling house and 14 acres of land
it now standeth upon lying at a place commonly called by
the name of Meacock's Gate, bounded west by John Fos-
ter, south by James White, north by the road, east by the
highway, dated September 15, 1679.
("Meacox Gate," where the street leading through
meacox crosses the road from Bridgehampton village to
the beach, a gate was placed on the south side of the road
to prevent cattle from going on the beach.)
Page 19. James White sells to Lott Burnett "All my
lot laid out in the last division to Edward Howell of South-
ampton lying at a place commonly called by the name of
the Mill Pond Head, containing 40 acres as it fell by lot to
Edward Howell and is recorded to him." Dated Septem-
ber 15, 1679.
(This lot was a part of the "40 acre division" It is on
the west side of the road running north frcm Mill Fond
Head. See Vol. 2, Town Records, page 77.)
James White leases to Lott Burnett the house and 14
acres of land he bought of him for 2 years and 6 months,
at a rent of "one peppercorn." At the end of the said
term the house is to return to said James White, "all but
the boards of the upper flcor, which the said Lott Burnett
is to carry away with him." September 15, 1679.
Page 22. James White agrees to clear cne-third of
the lot at Mill Fend Head, "and stump and burn all the
184 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
underbrush, and to fall and clear by drawing off or burn-
ing all the great trees." November 17, 1679.
Thomas Cooper and wife Mary sell to Ezekiel Sand-
ford, "all that my lot of land at Meacocks as fell to me by
lot, being No. 8, in the division of land lately laid out unto
ye inhabitants of the Town, when the 20 acres to a £150
right was laid out, containing 20 acres, bounded east by
lot 7, of James Herrick, west by lot 9, of Mr. Stanborough,
north and south by highway, and is recorded in ye Town
Booke." November 17, 1679.
(The above lot is east of Kelly's Pond at Meacocks. See
Vol. 2, Town Records, Page 260, 263.)
Page 24. James Hildreth, carpenter, sells to Ezekiel
Sandford "a parcel of land at Meacocks, 5 acres, bounded
east by Arthur Howell, west by my own land, south by
road, north by John Cook, and runneth north and south 52
poles, and 15 poles in front." November 14, 1679.
Page 25. Thomas Goldsmith, of Killingworth, Con-
necticut, sells to Ezekiel Sandford a £50 right of common-
age. November 25, 1679.
Page 26. Jonathan Hildreth binds himself to pay to
Samuel Barber, of the town of Setauket, "4 barrels of oyle
and 15 pounds of whalebone, between this and the first of
April next." November 12, 1679. Witness Henry Pier-
son, Henry Pierson Jr.
Page 27. Thomas Trevally binds himself to pay to
Samuel Barber, of Brookhaven, £15, to be paid in whale
oyle, in correct sigillate (sealed) barrels, at price current^
before the 5th of April. November 12, 1679. Witness
Henry Pierson, Ebenezer Dod.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 185
Page 27. Obadiah Sale and wife Sarah, late of South-
ampton, now resident in Boston, cooper, sell to George
Heathcote, of New York, merchant, "all that message or
tenement in Southampton with all the land belonging to
the saine. Coat lining by estimation 4 acres, being bound-
ed on the S3U h siJe by the home lot of Ja'.ia Jagger, on
the north side by the house lot of Mr. John Laughton, on
the east end by the street and on the west end by the
highway that leads to the North Sea." Price £61, 5 s.
Dated July 22, 1679. Witness John Hayward, Eliezer
(The lot above described is the old north end burying
ground in Southampton. George Heathcote left it to his
cousin, Col. Caleb Heathcote, and he sold it to the Town.
December 13, 1712. See Vol. 2, Town Records, page 359.)
Page 29. Cornelius Vonck, of Southampton, cord-
wainer, sells to Mr. Richard Painter "all that parcel of
land with my consent and assistance measured and staked
out to him at the north end of my home accommodation,
next to Christopher Fowler's home lot, being 7 poles in
brea-J th quite through at the said end, containing one acre
and a half. The said Richard Painter is to make all the
fence. March 17, 1679.
( The above piece of land is now the north part of the
homestead of late Philinda Payne. Cornelius Vonck was
a Dutch shoemaker from New York. He owned a lot on
the north side of Pine street. The home lot of Christopher
Fowler is the McCorkle place, now owned by George
Wines. Christopher Fowler probably C£n:e from Flushing
where families of the name lived at a very early date.
One branch went to Westchester and Dutchess County,
where niany families of their descendants are to be found.
186 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 31. John Goldsmith, of Southold, sells to Benja-
min Haines, of Southampton, "All that my allotment being
a £100 lot in the Meacocks' Division, -md fell to me by lot
for my £100 right with Thomas Goldsmith, and is situa ed
on the west side of a place called Kelly's pond, being 14
acres, bounded east by said pond, south by Commons, west
by highway, north by Benjamin Haines, and is recorded in
ye Record." Dated March 5, 1670. Witness Jonathan
(The above tract is probably part of the farm of late
Elbert Rose. See Vol. 2, Printed Records pages 261-263.)
Josiah Bartholemew, of Southampton, carpenter, sells
to Edward White "All that my front lot of land and Com-
monage lying at a place called by the name of Occabawg
in Southold, which I formerly bought of Samuel Windes,
bounded west by Barnabas Horton, north by John Swayzie,
Jr., east by the river commonly called the North Sea, and
south by said river." Dated January 31, 1679-80. Witness
(The above land is in the town of Riverhead at the
place called Lower Aquebogue. Peconic bay was called
the North Sea, in contra distinction from the ocean which
was the "South sea.")
Page 32. John Topping sells to John Morehouse "A
certain parcel of land at a place called Saggaponack, con-
taining 13 acres, bounded east by Thomas Burnett, north
and west by highways, south by Benoni Flint." Septem-
ber 11, 1677. Witness Elnathan Topping, Stephen Bay ley.
(The above tract is probably part of the farm on the
east side of Sagg street, and now owned by heirs of Rich-
Page 33. John Jennings sells to Peregrine Stanbor-
ough "All that my lot laid out to me in the last Division,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 187
lying on the west side of Saggaponack pond, bounded south
by Mr. Arthur Howell, west by the Commons, east by said
pond, running along ye side of said pond from the land of
Arthur Howell, unto the place northward commonly called
the tree, where they go over said pond." Containing 40
acres. Dated October 7, 1679. Witness John Woodruff,
Sr., Benjamin Haines.
(The above tract is on the west side of Sagg pond
south of the road leading to Sagg village.)
Page 34. Margaret Cooper, of Southold, sells to Wil-
liam Barker, merchant, "All that parcel of land, being 3
acres, which was formerly purchased by me of John Gold-
smith, bounded west by Wm. Barker, east upon ye high-
way or road that goes to Cob's Pound, north by Thomas
Topping." Dated April 16, 1680. Witness John Rolson,
(The above tract is the land on the north side o ' Toil-
some lane, and west of Old Town lane, "Cob's Pound" is
the original name of the place now called Cobb.)
Page 36. Robert Woolley sells to Ezekiel Sandford
"All that my £50 allotment at a place called by the name
of Hacker s Hole, bounded west by the cartway, leaving
out a pole of the pond for a watering place ; north by the
land given by the Town to Ezekiel Sandford, east by Mr.
Arthur Howell, south by highway, within 5 poles of the
land of Isaac Willman," containing 15 acres. Dated May
11, 1680. Witness Wm. Hackelton.
(This tract is at the corner of the road to Sagg bridge
and the road from Meacox to Bridgehampton. This was
the homestead of Ezekiel Sandford, and the ancient house
188 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
if not still standing, remained till very recent years.
Hacker's Hole, once quite a pool of water, has we believe
qui! e disappeared of late years.)
Page 37. Peregrine Stanborough, inhabitant of agga-
ponack, sells to Shamgar Hand, of East Hampton, "Twen-
ty four acres of land at Saggaponack, bounded west by
the pond, east by the highway and south by the highway."
In exchange Shamgar Hand gives several pieces of land in
the town of East Hampton. June 20, 1669. Witness
Thomas James, Edward Codner.
(The first tract is at the corner of Sagg street and
Bridge Land ; Thomas James, one of the witnesses, was
the minister in East-Hampton.)
Thomas Cooper sells to Shamgar Hand "All that £150
allotment at Saggaponack, No. 14, lying for 20 acres."
June 15, 1680. Witness Elnathan Topping, Henry Pierson,
(The above lot is next to the East Hampton line. See
Vol. 2, Printed Records, Page 260.)
Page 39. John Rose sells to Mr. John Jennings "All
that my £50 allotment in a certain neck called Hogg Neck,
n ow suddenly to te divided." Dated April 29, 1680. Wit-
ness Richard his
X Smith, John Laughton.
(The Hog Neck Division may be found in Vol. 2,
Printed Records, Page 88. Richard Smith, cne of the wit-
nesses, was known as "Richard Smith of North Sea." He
was doubtless the same man who was sent by the magis-
t rates of Eoston to his heme on Long Island, charged with
being "One of those emissaries of Satan called Quakers."
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 189
Strange to say he has been confounded with Richard
Smith the founder of Smithtown, though he was an en-
tirely different man.)
Page 41. John Beswick, brickmaker, sells to Peregrine
Stanborough "All that my house and home lot at a place:
called Meacocks, bounded east by land of Benoni Newton
and Edward Howell, north by highway, west by land of
Samuel Loom, south by highway or road, containing 30
acres as it stands on the Records to me." Dated Novem-
ber 3, 1680. Witness Wm. Barker, John Gibon.
Peregrine Stanborough sells the above tract to James
Cooper, September 11, 1688.
[The above tract is probably about 50 rods east of
Bridgehampton village, and is bounded south by the road
to East Hampton. See Vol. 2, Printed Records, Page 105.]
Page 42. Robert Woolley sells to Wm. Barker "A
parcel of land lying at the rear of the lot on which my
dwelHng house standeth, containing one acre and a half,
bounded north by land of Joshua Barnes, east by road,
and southwest to land of said Robert Woolley." Decem-
ber 23, 1680.
[The homestead of Robert Woolley was the present
home lot of Mr. Albert J. Post and included all the land on
the north side of the road to Bridgehampton, east of what
is now Elm street, to David White's lane. The tract de-
scribed above is probably next to the lane.]
Page 43. Cornelius Vonck sells to Benjamin Haines
"My £50 allotment at a place called Long Pond and is No.
3, and fell to me in division with Benjamin Haines and
190 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Christopher Lupton, being thirteen and two-third acres."
Dated November 3, 1680."
[The above is part of the 40 acre Division laid out in
1679. It is now probably a part of the farm of the late
Capt. Albert Jennings at Bridgehampton. See Vol. 2,
Printed Records, Page 77-78.]
Page 45. Thomas Burnett sells to his son, Lott Bur-
nett, "All that my close of woodland and meadow at a
place called by the name of Cormorant Poynt, eastward of
the Town of Southampton, containing 35 acres, bounded
east by Meacocks Pond, south by said pond, west by
Joseph Hildreth, northwest by the Commons." Dated
May 7, 1680.
[The bove is probably the home farm of Mr. Luther
Burnett at Flying Point.]
Page 48. Thomas Goldsmith, of Southampton, sells
to John Howell, Jr., "8 acres of land in the Great Playne,
in the neck of land commonly called by the name of the
First Neck, over the highway against Isaac Halsey's close,
commonly known by the name of the barn close. Price
£46. This close was sold to Thomas Goldsmith by Richard
Barrett." Dated April 14, 1675. Witness Abraham How-
ell, Nicholas Edes.
[The above lot is the one formerly owned by William
Machie, and now or lately owned by Mr. Nelson. It is on
the west side of First Neck lane, and opposite the home
lot of Frederick H. BetL ;, Es:}., which is the "barn close "
of Isaac Halsey, above mentioned. The above deed is one
of the few in which the price paid is mentioned.]
Thomas Goldsmith, of Killingworth, Conn., sells to
Isaac Raynor, of Southampton "All that meadow, upland
and salt marsh, I formerly bought of Mr. Richard Barrett.
• HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 191
Lying in the Great Neck of Shinnecock on the west side
of the same." Dated April 26, 1681. Witness Edmund
Howell, Joseph Howell.
[The meadows in Shinnecock Neck and also at Sepon
ack were laid out and divided among the Proprietors of
the Town at a very early date 1654. The records is lost,
but is alluded to in Vol. 1, Printed Records, Page 101.
These meadows have always been held by private owners^
and the Shinnecock Indians have no claim upon them.
They are expressly reserved in the lease given to the tribe
Page 49. John Laughton and wife, Sarah, sell to Wm.
Barker "A £50 right of Commonage from the place com-
monly called the Canoe Place, eastward." April 29, 1681.
Witness John Jessup, Samuel Johnes.
[That part of the town east of Canoe Place, was the
original purchase from the agent of the Earl of Stirling
and known as the "Town Purchase.]
Robert Woolley sells to Peter Norris "All that parcel
of land at Saggaponack, being one-third of a 20 acre lot in
the last Division No. 21, drawn in company with James
Hampton and Robert Kellam, bounded south by Benjamin
Palmer, north by John Woodruff, west by Saggaponack
Pond, east by highway." Dated April 25, 1681. Witness
Abraham Howell, John Howell, Jr.
[See Printed Records, Vol. 2, Page 260-263.]
Page 53. John Jessup sells to his son, Thomas Jessup,
"All that my house and three acres of land at Weecapaug,
and a £50 right of commonage throughout the bounds of
192 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
Southampton, both eastward and at Quaquanantuck, and
one-third of all my other lands, except my now dwelling
house and lot in Southampton." Dated May 6, 1^81.
Witness Zerobab 1 Phillips, John Laughton.
[The home lot at Weecapaug is the present homestead
of Moses Phillips. Zerobabel Phillips does not appear to
have left any descendants in this town. All the families
of Phillips, both in Southampton and in the western part
of the town, ^re descended from the Rev. George Phil-
lips, who was a graduate from Harvard College and the
minister atSetauket for many years. His descendants are
Page 55. Samuel Clark, Sr., sells to Christopher Lup-
ton "All my right to the mill and mill house, and water
stream, lying in ye place called ye North Sea, in the Town
of Southampton." Dated October 16, 1681. Witness Ed-
mund Clark, Charles Sturniy.
(The above mill was on the stream which is the outlet
of Fresh Pond. Samuel Clark lived on the homestead of
the late Austin Rose.)
Page 56. Mary Pierson, administratrix of the estate
of her deceased husband, Henry Pierson, confirms to her
son, Henry Pierson, as his part of the estate "One-!;hird of
the Division of Hog Neck, four acres of the home lot, next
to his brother Joseph's part, which is eight acres next the
street at the west end thereof, and ne-nuarter of a £300
right of Commonage, anl \\wd acres of I: ad in First Neck,
and the meadow at Long Tongue in Shinnecock, with Jo-
seph Ray nor." Dated June 1, 1681. Witness Thomas
Harris, Joseph Pierson.
(Henry Pierson was the Town Clerk. His homestead is
the present Presbyterian Church lot and land adjoining
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and extended to Old Town lane. The 4 acres given to her
son, Henry, (who was Lieut. Colonel Henry Pierson of
Sagg) is the middle part east of the lot and now owned by
heirs of John Berry and others.)
Page 57. Mary Fletcher, administratrix of estate of
her late husband, Henry Pierson, gives to her son, Henry
Pierson, "Three acres of land in the ten acre lots, one acre
in Halsey's Neck against Thomas Cooper's, Sr., close, and
all the meadow at the bottom of Shinnecock Neck." June
Rev. Seth Fletcher, of Elizabethtown, New Jersey,
"being about to marry Mary Pierson, widow of Henry
Pierson, late of Southampton," releases all claim to the
estate of said Henry Pierson. "And if it please God to
call him out of this world" he agrees to leave her the sum
of £100, "and to take three of her children with her, as
long as she shall see cause to have them soe to h^e with
h-r." Dated May 30 :j81.
Page 59. Mary Fletcher gives to her son, Joseph
Pierson, "as his part of his father's estate, 6 acres in the
ten acre lot, 2 acres in the Ox Pasture, 8 acres of the home
lot at the west end next the street, one-half of the in
meadow, and one-half the meadow at the North Sea, one-
third of the Division at Hog Neck, all the Old Tovv^n close,
one-acre of land near the bottom of Halsey's Neck, and a
£50 of Commonage." June 4, 1681.
(The close at Old Town given to Joseph Pierson was left
by him to his son, Henry Pierson, who sold it to David
Howell, known as "Money David." He sold the south
194 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
part of it to Elias Pelletreau'and left the north part to his
son, Matthew Howell. The whole was afterward pur-
chased by Capt. James Post and now belongs to Dr. T.
Page 62. James Herrick sells to Robert Norris '"my
two lots in the Ox Pasture, being No. 34 in the South Di-
vision and 39 in the North Division," price £8. June 22,
Page 66. Robert Norris sells the above lots to Thom-
as Reeves. October 8, 1681. Witness Jeckonial Scott.
Page 64. Thomas Reeves sells to Joseph Marshall
"All that my home lot, being 3 acres, which I received of
the Towne." Bounded west by the street, east by Thom-
as Halsey, north by land which said Joseph Marshall
bought of Jonathan Raynor, south by highway. Dated
October 29, 1679. Witness Henry Pierson, Wm. White.
(The above lot is the east corner of Main street and
Page 65. Joseph Marshall sells to Thomas Reeves "A
lot in the North Division of the Ox Pasture, procured of
Mrs. Raynor, or her son, Jonathan Raynor, being No. 3,
between the lot of Edmund Howell on the east, and the lot
of Henry Ludlam on the west." Dated October 29, 1679.
(The above lot is probably part of the homestead of late
Franklin Jagger on Hill street.)
Page 66. Mary Fletcher gives to her son, Benjamin
Pierson, as his part of his father's estate "4 acres of the
home lot at the east end, one-third of the Hog Neck Divis-
ion, one-quarter of the meadow at Quaquanantuck, two
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 195
acres in the Little Plain, 3 acres of the wood division in the
Ox Pasture, 12 acres of land at Littleworth, on the west
side, one-half the meadow at North Sea, and one acre of
land in Halsey's Neck." Dated June 4, 1681.
(The land at Littleworth is on the south side of the
road, and ixow owned by Henry White.
(The 4 acres at the east end of the home lot is the
homestead of late Joseph King. Benjamin Pierson went
to New Jersey and has many descendants.)
Page 67. Joseph Pierson gives to his mother, Mrs.
Mary Fletcher, "All that my now dwelling house in South-
ampton, with all the Garden." Dated June 20, 1681. Wit-
ness Thomas Trevally, John Laughton.
Mrs. Fletcher conveys the same to her son, Benjamin
Pierson, the same day.
Page 68. Edmund Howell sells to Samuel Whitehead,
cordwainer, "A certain parcel of land in the northeast
corner of my home lot, being 6 poles square." Dated Oc-
tober 6, 1661. Witness John Bishop, John Laughton.
(The above piece of land is at the corner of Main
street and Job's Lane, where the house of Mr. Albert
Reeves now stands. The house lot of Edmund Howell
extended south to the Parsonage lot.)
Page 69. Martha Raynor, widow of Mr. Thurston
Raynor, gives to her son, Jonathan, "All my housing and
lands in Southampton." September 17th, 1680. Witness
John Howell, Thomas Cooper.
(The homestead of Thurston Raynor was probably the
land south of the house of late Nicoll White, now Mr. At-
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Page 70. Richard Post sells to John Post "A £50 right
of Commonage, and 13^ acres of land on Hog Neck, being
a £100 lot next." December 2, 1681. Witness John How-
ell, Martha Howell.
Page 71. An agreement between certain Indians "to
trie whale for Thomas Cooper and Samuel Barnes this
whole whale season." Dated Dec. 19th 1681.
An agreement between certain Indians to go to sea
for Joseph Raynor "for the striking and killing of whales
and other great fish." Dated Dec. 28th 1680.
Page 72. An agreement between certain Indians "to
goe a whaling all the next whale season at Quaquanantuck
or elsewhere" for Joseph Fordham. Witness John Mow-
bray, David Brigs, Thomas Steevens. Dated Sept. 28th
An agreement with certain Indians "to goe to sea this
next ensuing season to kill whales or other great fish for
Thomas Jessup" Dated Jan 7th 168^
Page 73. Agreement with certain Indians to goe to
sea to kill whales and other great fish for Isaac Raynor
Dated Jan 16th 168i
Agreement with certain Indians to goe to sea for
Henry Pierson for the next ensuing whale Season which
will be in the year 1682. He allowing us a half share of
what is caught and saved by us ; he carting the blubber
to some convenient place for trying. Witnesses Benjamin
Hand, Josiah Wiggens, John Paine. Dec. 3rd 1681
Page 74. Agreement with certain Indians "to goe to
sea upon ye designe of Killing of whales or any other
great fish." Matthew Howell is to allow them one half of
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 197
what is killed by us and to cart our part of all that comes
a shore between Sagaponack pond and the Privateer hill.
And he is to provide two good new seder boats and all
other necessaries. Dated Feb. 25th 168J
Agreement with certain Indians to go whaling for
Andrew Gibb of Brookhaven. Dated March 10th 168i
Page 75. These are to certify that the Governor hath
granted unto Mr. John Jennings, the Marshall of the East
Riding the same privilege he formerly had of having 5
pounds a year allowed him out of the fines of that Riding
for exterordynary trouble. The which he hath ordered
me to signify to you. Dated in New- York this first day of
To the Justices of the Peace of the
East Riding or whom it may concern. (Recorded 1682)
Bill of Sale — ^John Tant of Southampton Blacksmith
s ells to Mr. Edward Howell "All my Smith tools and iron
bellosse that I now have in my shop" Dated March 28th
Page 76. Benjamin Eavis sells to Daniel Sayre "a Gin
acre of land in the little plains" bounded east by Joseph
Foster, west by Capt. Howell. In exchange for which
Daniel Sayre sells to Benjamin Davis a Gin acre of land in
said plain, bounded west by Jonah Fordham and east by
Richard Howell. Dated April 7th 1682.
John Beswick of Southampton sells Benony Newton
"all that my piece of land lying at a pond ccrrmonly called
and known by the name of Kellies pond. Eounded east
by land of Ihcmas Halsey west by land of Eenony New-
198 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
ton North by the said pond South by the highway. Being
by estimation seven acres. Witness, John Shepard.
Dated Nov. 20, 1680
Page 77. John Woodniffe sells to Benony Newton "all
that my hundred and fifty pounds division that fell unto
me by lot in a place commonly called and known by the
name of the Ox Pasture" being by estimation fivf acres of
land both in the North and South division. Dated April
Page 78. Thomas Reeves blacksmith sells to Bennoy
Newton "all that my fifty pound allotment that fell to me
with Joseph Hildreth and John Bishop in the Mecox divis-
ion and is number 10 being a twenty acre division to a
hundred and fifty pound commonage and is near a place
called by the name of Kellies pond" and is bounded north
and south by highways east by land of Mr. Peregrine
Stanborough west by the land of Richard Post it being by
estimation seven acres. Dated April 8th, 1682
(Note. See Vol. 11, Printed Records, Page 263.
Thomas Reeves seems to have purchased his right of El-
nathan Topping. W. S. P.)
Page 79. Eenony Newton of Southampton carpenter
sells to Thcmas Reeves "all that my hundred and fiffy
pound division of land I bought of my brother [in law]
John Woodruff in a place called the Ox Pasture
(Note. See Printed Records Vol 11 Page 258.)
Page 80. David Briggs of Southampton gives to his
beloved wife Mary Briggs all his personal estate goods
money household stuff &c. And my now dwelling house
and all the land there unto adjcining. But if she dies
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 199
without issue I give the said house and land unto Pelle-
tiah Fordham son of Mr. Joseph Fordham. Also my par"
eel of land at a place called Kellys pond bounded north
by the highway to East Hampton and South by the said
pond. After my wifes decease I give this to Nathan Ford-
ham son of Joseph Fordham. I give to Elizabeth Fordham
daughter of Joseph Fordham four acres of land which I
have yet to take up on the commons. Dated April 24,
Page 82. John Elce of Southampton "velmonger"
sells to John Carwithen of said town, Blacksmith, four
acres of land "lying in a certain village called by the name
of Mecox" bounded east by the land of the said John Elce
North by land of Anthony Ludlam deceased on the west
by a neck of land commonly called Calves Neck and on
the South . This is a part of twenty acres of land
sold by Thomas Topping the elder late of Southampton
deceased to said John Elce by deed July 6th 1676 Dated
April 1st 1682.
Page 84. John an Indian binds himself to try all the
whale that Joseph Pierson shall have to try all the next
whale season and Joseph Pierson is to pay 2 s. 6d. per
barrel "and find all manner of conveniences Dated May
8th 1682. witness Sarah Exell Samuel Whitehead.
Obadiah Rogers Jr. employs certain Indians to go
whaling for him the whole next whale season which will
be in the year 1683.
Page 84. Edward Wl ite sells to William Mason "My
house and lot I lately bought of widow Madeline Vonck.
Bounded west by land of wiccw Saiah Cccper, and is sit-
uate in the west street of Scuthanr.ptcn, and east by the
same street, containing 8 acres." June 14, 1682. Witness
Thomas Chatfield, John Laughton.
200 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(The above tract includes the south part of the home-
stead of Mrs. Philinda Payne and the ground where the
Union School house stands, also the home lots of Gilbert
and Frank White. The fence on the street line was origin-
ally on top of the hill, the road having been narrowed in
recent years. See deed below.)
Page 88. Madeline Vonck, widow of Cornelius Vonck,
sells to Edward White "My house and home lot, bounded
west by land of widow Sarah Cooper, north by the land
sold by my husband to Mr. Richard Painter, east by the
west street of Southampton. June 7, 1682. Witness John
Page 89. Thomas Shaw, of North Sea, cooper, sells
to Isaac Mills of Meacocks "Three acres and a half of land,
being part of a tract granted to said Thomas Shaw by the
towne, and is lying at Meacocks, bounded east by a creek
of water, south by land of Arthur Howell, the younger,
west by highway or lane, north by home lot of Isaac Mills."
December 8, 1681. Witness Shamgar Hand, John Howell,
(The above tract is part of lot 19 in the Meacock's
Division and lies at the bottom of what was called in early
days "Calf Pen Neck," at west side of Calf Creek. See
Vol. 2, Printed Records, Page 261.)
Page 91. James Herrick sells to Isaac Mills "10 acres
of land, being part of my Meacox last Division, lying at
Meacox in the upper Division, bounded north and south
by highways, west by Thomas Cooper, east by land form-
erly sold out of said lot to Mr. John Beswick and Benoni
Newton, as I formerly divided it to them." May 10, 1681.
(The above tract is part of lot 7, and lies on the west
side of Kelly's pond. It is a fact that seems to have es-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 201
caped the notice of former historians, that James Herrick,
the ancestor of the family of that name, had a brother,
WilHam Herrick, who was an early resident of Newtown,
Long Island, and had a plantation on Newton Creek. He
died there leaving no children. His widow married
Thomas Wendell, and James Herrick, of Southampton, as
heir-at-law, sold him the plantation. From him it probably
derived the name of the village of "Herricks," in Hemp-
stead, about three miles from Mineola.)
Page 92. Robert Kellam, o- Huntington, cordwainer,
sells to John Gould, of Southampton, "All that my lot of
land in Huntington, containing 6 acres, in the rear of Jonas
Woods home lot, and in the rear of Richard Brush's lot,
and the rear of Joseph Whitman's, west by Joseph Whit-
man's land, south and east by Commons." February 2,
(Some of the early residents of Southampton went to
Huntington, and among them was Robert Kellam and Jonas
Page 94. Thomas Pope and wife, Mary, sell to John
Cooper "All my accommodations, being a £50 lotrnent,
and particularly my dwelling house and lot, and 3 acres in
the 10 acre lots on the Great Plain, bounded east by John
Jagger, west by Robert Woolley ; also 1 acre in the said 10
acre lots, bounded east by land of Mr. Hampton, west by
Isaac Willman, and 1 acre being a corner piece ; bounded
east by Wm. Russell, and 2 acres in Halsey's Neck, bound-
ed south by Christopher Foster, north by Thomas Gold-
smith, and one-half acre in the Little Plains, between Frog
Pond and the southwest end of said Plain. Also my right
to an acre of land lying near to ye Gin, which the Tcwne
gave me. And 1 acre of meadow lying by the beach at
the Pines. And 6 acres of woodland belonging to me by
202 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
the late Division. And 10 acres which belongs to me by
the last Division, not yet laid out." April 27, 1666. Wit-
ness Samuel Clarke, Thomas Topping, Jonas Houldsworth.
(Thomas Pope, who was one of the earliest settlers,
removed to New Jersey. His home lot is now occupied by
the Methodist Church and land adjoining. The Great
Plain was the whole tract between Town Pond and Shin-
necock Bay. The land in the Little Plain is now covered
by the beach and is south of the lot now or late of Mr.
Nelson, east of the home lot of Dr. T. G. Thomas. Frog
pond has long since been filled in with drifting sand and
disappeared. The "Gin" seems to have been a peculiar
kind of fence at the east end of the Little Plain, next to
Old Town Pond and beach. The above deed was recorded
many years after it was written.
Page 97. John Jessup gives to his well beloved son
John Jessup Jr. a fifty pound commonage throughout the
bounds of Southampton and one third of all my lands and
meadows and the west end of my now Dwelling House
and the newest part of my barn. This is given for love
and affection "and upon the delivery by him of a small
piece of money commonly known by the name of a Six
pence fixed upon the seal of these presents." Dated July
(Note. The dwelling house and lot of John Jessup, is
on the east side of Main street, Southampton, next south
of Toilsome Lane, and now owned by heirs of Capt. Bar-
ney A. Green. W. S. P.)
Page 98. Edmond Howell and wife Sarah of South"
ampton in the East Riding of Yorkshire husbandman hav-
ing formerly sold unto Samuel Whitehead of Southampton
a certain parcel of land in the northeast comer of my
home lot being six poles square as by deed Oct. 6th — .
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 203
He now confirms to him the said six poles square and
forty four feet more on the north side thereof so that the
whole line on the north is by estimation one hundred and
forty three feet in length, and on the east side seventeen
feet more so that the whole line on the east end is a hun-
dred and sixteen feet in length and on the south eleven
foot so that the whole South line is a hundred and ten feet
and on the west side ten feet so that the whole west line
is a hundred and nine feet in length. Samuel Whitehead
is to make all the fence. Dated July 3rd 1682. Witness
(Note. The home lot of Edmund Howell included all
the land on west side of Main street Southampton, from
Job's Lane to the Parsonage lot. W. S. P.)
Page 100. Samuel Barker of the North Sea belonging
to Southampton in Yorkshire on Long Island weave sells
to John Cooper "my house or tenement which I dwell in at
the said North Sea with all my land or accomodation
which is of the denomination of a fifty pound allotment
Dated April 12th 1666 (No witnesses). Naomy Barker
wife of Samuel Barker releases all claim, April 12th, 1666
Witnesses Henry Pierson, Thomas Gouldsmith.
Page 102. Samuel Dayton of the North Sea belonging
to Southampton cordwinder sells to John Cooper all that
my house or tenement and accommodations at North Sea.
Except two parcels of meadow which I sold to Henry Pier-
son being of the denomination of three quarters of a hun-
dred pound allotment. The greater part of which accom-
modations lyeth in the Neck commonly called Cow Neck
lying at the east end thereof with a pond and spring in
it, and Mr. John Scotts land lying at the west end thereof
and Mr. John Jennings land to the Southwest thereof.
204 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Dated March 27th 1666, witness Henry Pierson, Humphrey
Page 103. John Beswick of Southampton brick maker
sells to Benjamin Haynes all that my fifty pound division
formerly bought of John Laughton being ten acres more
or less lying at a place called Kellies pond. Dated April
Page 105. Richard Paynter of Southampton sells to
Mr. John Jennings "all that my now dwelling house and
home lot as I formerly bought of Cornelius Vonck late of
the town of Southampton and is by estimation two acres
of land. Bounded South by the lot of William Mason
formerly of the said Cornelius Vonck. West by the land
of Mrs. Sarah Cooper, North by the land of Christopher
Fowler east by the Street.
Dated Aug. 29, 1682
(Note. This lot is on the west side of Windmill Lane
in Southampton village, and is now owned by Edward
Corrigan. The lot of Christopher Fowler is now the
homestead of George Wines. W. S. P.)
Page 106 Sarah Cooper widow and sole administra-
trix of John Cooper gives to her well beloved daughter
Mary Cooper All that my lot of land at the North end of
the said town of Southampton being twelve acres.
"Bounded south by the land of John Jagger and west by
the road that goetii into ye woods near the road that lead-
eth to ye North Sea. north by the land of John Bishop
east partly by the land of John Bishop Jr and partly by
the highway or commons near the road that leadeth to ye
Long Springs" Dated the 13th day of Aug. 1682
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 203
(Note. The above land is now the south part of the
homestead and farm of Samuel Bishop, and of his lato
father, Francis R. Bishop. W. S. P.)
Page 108. Thomas Burnett gives to his well beloved
son Mordecah Burnet 26^ acres of land which I had of my
son Lott. Burnet; lying at the head of the Mill Pond,
Bounded east by the land of Jonathan Rainer west by the
land I have this day given to my son Dan. Burnet North
and south by the commons or highways. Dated Nov.
Page 110. Josiah Bartholomew of Southampton car-
penter sells to George Heathcote of New York merchant.
All that lot of land sold to me by Aaron Burnet and is
situated in the east end of that plain or field of land com-
monly called by the name of the Ox Pasture, being by
estimation between two and three acres of land. Bound-
ed west by the highway that goeth into ye first neck
north by the land of John Jagger east by the pond and
South by the highway to the pond Dated Oct. 8, 1682.
Witnesses Abraham Willman, Benjamin Davis, Robert
(Note. This lot is on the east side of First Neck
Lane, and is the homestead of Capt. Nelson Burnet, and
land to the east. See Vol. 11, Printed Records, Page
258. W- S. P.)
Page 111, Josiah Bartholomew sells to George Heath-
cote of New York all my fifty pound commonage within
the Town of Southampton. Dated Oct. 7th 1682
Page 112. Thomas Gouldsmith of Kellingworth in
the County of New London in the Colony of Connecticut,
206 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
"tayler" sells to widow Martha Cook all that my division
of land at a place commonly called the first neck and east-
ward of the town of Southampton containing by estimation
fifteen acres as it was laid out to the said Thomas Gould-
smith. Being in two parts one bounded on the south by
the land of Christopher Foster north by land of Richard
Howell west by the first creek of Mecox and eastward
partly by the other part and partly by land of Christopher
Foster, The other part is bounded north by land of Chris-
topher Foster south and east by the water. Dated March
Page 113. John Tenison formerly inhabitant of South-
ampton carpenter sells to Capt. John Howell all my house
and land by estimation two acres being in Southampton
on the west side of the town street. Bounded on the
South and West by the highway to the North Sea north
by the land of Edmond Clark east by the aforesaid street
of Southampton. Dated June 28th 1682.
(Note. This lot is the north side of Bowden Square
in village of Southampton. W. S. P.)
Page 114. Mary Cooper daughter of John Cooper
dec. having received a certain sum of money from my ever
honored mother Mrs. Sarah Cooper widow and adminis-
tratrix of the estate of my deceased f jtner releases to her
mother all claim to the estate. Dated ; ug. 13th, 1682.
Page 115 Thomas Gouldsmith of Southampton sells
to John Howell eight acres of land lying at Weecar.auge
and bounded on the west by land of Richard Howell on
the north by land of John Laughton on the south by the
highway that goes to Daniel Halsey's and on the east by
said Thomas Gouldsmith. Also a fifty pound lotment of
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 207
meadow and commonage at Quaquanantuck. Dated Jun 3
10th 1675. Witness Andrew Davies, Benomy Newton.
(Note. This tract is the west part of farm of lat 3
Capt. Nathan White, or a part of the farm of late Edwin
Squires, next west. W. S. P.)
Page 116. Joseph Post sells to Thomas Reeves all
that lot of land in the North division of the Ox Pasture
which he formerly bought of Arthur Howell being lot
number eight. Also two thirds of lot number 29.
Thomas Reeves in exchange sells to Joseph Post his
lot number forty lying in the Ox Pasture south division by
the pond side wh ch he formerly bought of Thomas Hal-
sey. And three acres of land lying in the South division
being part of a north lot number thirty nine that stands
upon record to James Herrick. Also a little piece of land
more to make up the complement lying in south division
being part of number twenty three formerly John Wood-
ruff's. Which piece of land is forty one poles long and
one pole three feet two inc ;es at the south end : and one
pole six feet four inches at the north end. Dated April
(Note. See Vol. 11, Printed Records, Page 258-259)
Joseph Post sells to Samuel Cooper a little piece of
land more or less being part o'l lot number twenty three
in the south division of the Ox Pasture formerly John
Woodruffs, forty one poles long and one pole three feet
two inches wide at the south end and one pole six feet
four inches at the north end Dated April 16th, 1705
Page 117 Mary Raynor widow of Joseph Raynor dis-
charges her son in law John Earle from all debts and de-
mands. Dated April 18th 1693
208 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 118 John Rose of the North Sea belonging unto
Southampton sells to Isaac Raynor one half acre of land
out of the South east corner of my home lot at the said
North Sea and is ten rods or poles in length east and west
and eight rods or poles in breadth lying north and South.
Bounded north and west by land of John Rose east and
south by Commons. Dated March 30th 1682
Page 120. James Herrick sells to James Beswick "the
south part of my lot at Meccocks, 10 acres as it fell to
me, bounded east by highways west by part of same lot
sold to Benoni Newton, north by another part of said lot
sold to Isaac Miller, south by Commons"
June 22, 1681
(The above is Lot No. 7, Meacox Division. See Volume
2, Records, Page 261)
James Beswick sells the above to Jacob Wood, June
24 1681, and Jacob Wood sells it to Mr. Arthur Howell.
June 28, 1681
Page 122, John Larrison, being about to marry Je-
mima Halsey, widow of Daniel Halsey, releases all claim
to her late husbands estate, 1681. Witnessed, Andrew
(Note. Jemima Halsey was the daughter of Richard
Woodhull. W. S. P.)
Page 124. John Larrison Covenants to the male heirs
of Daniel Halsey, namely Laniei Halsey and RicLard Hal-
sey, that they shall have "all the housing and land at home,
namely Wickapogue and the wood close, and all the land
at Seven Ponds except 2 acres." May 15, 1683.
(The homestead of Daniel Halsey at Wickapogue still
remains in the hands of his descendants)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 209
Page 125. John Earle and wife M^ry "for two good
cows" release all claim to the estate of Joseph Raynor, de-
ceased. April 18, 1683.
John Bishop gives to widow Sarah Cooper "6 acres of
land at the North end of Towne, bounded north by John
Bishop, east by John Bishop, Jr. west by the highway to
North Sea, South by land of widow Cooper."
She gives in exchange "6 acres of land bounded North
and South by John Bishop, and west by Commons." June
13, 1683, Witness Obadiah Rogers, Samuel Whitehead.
(The above tracts are part of the farms of Mr. Samuel
Bishop north of the old Jagger homestead on the North
Page 126. John Else "Glover" many good consider,
ations me unto moving, as also for the sum of three score
and ten pounds of Boston money, sells to Benony Newton
all that my house and land I am now possessed of- lying at
a place commonly called by the name of Meacock and is
40 acres, bounded north by the four acres I formerly
sold to John Corwithen, west by the pond of water called
Calves Creek, east by the highway, and south by the high-
way. Together with all the clap boards and shingles that
I have already purchased for the furnishing of said house.
Dated June 12, 1683.
Page 128. Richard Howell and wife Elizabeth, give to
their well beloved son, Richard Howell Jr., "all that my
lot of 20 acres of land I formerly changed with the Town
of Southampton, and is lying near unto a place westward
of the Town of Southampton commonly known and called
by the name of "Head of the Creek, and is laid out to him
by the layers out." Dated June 20, 1683.
210 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(The above land is now probably the farm of Bartlett
Robinson near Tuckahoe. It was sold by Hezekiah Howell
to Job Wick in 1741. Wm.Wick sold it to James Magee,
from whom it passed to its present owner.)
Page 129. Richard Howell gives to his son Richard
Howell Jr, "3 acres of my home lo^, I lately exchanged of
Benjamin Davis, next adjoining to the street. Bounded
north by my home lot, south by the home lot of the Widow
Raynor. If he die without male issue, that it is to return
to the executors of Richard Howell, and the heiis of said
Richard Howell, Jr, are to have 3 acres at the west end of
my lot in the Great Plain on the west side of the pond.
Dated May 20, 1683.
(The home lot is a part of the farm of Edward H.
Foster, Esq. The lot in the Great Plain is the corner lot
owned by the heirs of Judge Kilbreth at First Neck.)
Page 130. Isaac Wilman. "Whereas my honored
father Isaac Wilman, did in his life time give unto me a
certain parcel of land lying and being at a place called
Meacocks, adjoining to Sagaponack pond as by deed of
gift October 11, 1683. and whereas by my consent my
said father did grant the same to my brothers John The-
ophilus and Benjamin Wilman, I, Isaac Wilman do release
unto them all my claims." Dated May 31, 1697.
(This land lies by the road to Sagg. the bridge and
Sagg Pond. The first church in Bridgehampton was built
on this lot.)
Page 131. Isaac Wilman gives to his son, Isaac, "for
love and good will, after my decease." All that my 10
acres which I formerly gave unto my daughter, Mary
Simpkins, during her life. Being at a place called Mea-
cocks, and is now in the tenure of William Simpkins.
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Bounded east by Sagaponack Pond, west by highway, north
by the said Isaac Wilman, south by James Hiidreth."
Dated October 12. 1683. Witness, Deborah Topping.
(The above is the same land mentioned in the preced-
Page 132 John Combes, of Brookhaven, alias Setalect,
mortgages to Isaac Ray nor, of Southampton, "all his house
and land in Brookhaven, with a new frame lying by said
house" February 13. to be paid in beef at 40 shillings per
barrel or whale oil at 40 shillings per barrel. Dated Oc-
tober 19th 1693.
Page 132. John Standers of New-York, is bound to
pay to Isaac Wilman, of Southampton 22 yards of good
trading cloth, June 24th 1682.
Page 134. Joshua Barnes gives to his son, Samuel
Barnes, "ye northern half of my home lot, situate and lying
in Southampton, and the northern half of all my addition
of all my land adjoinin^^ to my said home lot, being by
estimation 20 acres. Bounded west by the street of South-
ampton, south by the home lot of Mr. John Mapham and
land of Robert Woolley, east by highway, and north by
the home lot of John Bishop and heirs of Daniel Sayre, and
of Joseph Pierson. Also my lot at a place called the Seven
Ponds, lying westward of them and was my late division
of land for ye Scuttle Hole division. Also my three acres
in the 10 acre lots in Captain's Neck in the Great Plains.
Bounded west by John Bishop, east by John Post, Also my
three and one half acres of land bought or exchanged with
Mr. Fordham, lying on the south side of my close in Cap-
tain's Neck in the Great Plains. And all my £100 division
that fell to me by lot in the South division of the Ox Pas-
ture. Bounded east by John Bishop and west by John
212 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Mapham. Also | of my land and meadow at Shinne-
cock. Also a £50 right of commonage throughout all the
bounds of Southampton" Dated January 15th 1683. Wit-
ness John Jagger.
(The home farm of Joshua Barnes is now the land of
Wm. S. Pelletreau, including the home lots of Mr. L.
Emory Terry and L. E. Jennings, late Capt. Isaac Halsey
and originally extended east to David White's Lane. By
the above deed Joshua gave h tb his son Samuel, and upon
the death of his father, Samuel Barnes inherited the other
half as oldest son and heir, by English law. The land at
Seven Ponds is the late Archibald farm)
Page 135. Hannah Topping, widow of Thomas Top-
ping, with consent of her Son, Thomas Topping, sells to
Wm. Barker, "All that my parcel of land adjoining to the
north side of the dwelling house of said William Barker,
the contents of the said land being 3^ wide and the length
to be equal to the length of said dwelling house." Dated
Jan 21st 1683-4.
(The above is the north end of the house lot lately
owned by Mr. Albert Foster, in Southampton.)
Page 136. Isaac Wilman sells to Caleb Horton of
Southold a parcel of land in Southold, being 50 acres lying
west of said town. Bounded north by the road running to
Southampton, south by Benjamin Hortons, east by Coal
Harbor, west by his meadow which he lately bought of
Jeremiah Veale. Dated March 4, 1683-4. Witness Su-
Page 138. Benjamin Gould of Southold "cordwainer"
mortgages to Job Sayre of Southampton. "My lot of land
bought of Thomas Ward of Brookhaven, Situate at a place
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commonly called the Fire Place neck and is number 15,
Dated Feb. 11th 1681-2.
(Fire Place neck is now the village of Brookhaven.)
Page 139. Benjamin Palmer of Sagaponack sells to
Henry Pierson of same place, a certain piece of land lying
eastward of Sagaponack, which the town gave unto me,
being 3 acres. Bounded east by Henry Pierson, west by
Wm. Barnes and Joel Burnett, south by the beach, north
by highway, Dated March 6, 1683-4. Witness John How-
ell, Francis Whitemore.
Page 140. Christopher Foster and Joseph Foster sell
to Samuel Mills all that our £100 division that fell to us
by lot in the last division at a place called Mecox, being
135 acres. Bounded south by highway, west by land given
by the town to Walter Melvin, north by Benjamin Foster
and east by lot of John Post and Joseph and John Foster.
Dated February 25, 1683-4.
Page 141. Whereas there is a cause of dissension be-
tween Thomas Burnett and his son John Burnett, con-
cerning an agreement made November 9, 1676 specifying
lands at Cormorant Point.
To settle all differences the said Thomas Burnett and
Mary his wife, give to their son John Burnett, a £50 right
of commonage and 10 acres of land in the former division,
4 acres of it where it is laid out at the Head of the Mill
Pond and the other 6 acres to be laid out. Also 11 acres
at Sagaponack, lying near the bound stakes between
Southampton and Easthampton. And he is to pay to Joel
Burnet the amount it has been embettered by fencing, etc.
Dated December 30th 1678.
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Page 143. John Jessup gives to his two sons, John
and Thomas, all his estate of houses and lands and they
are to maintain their father in sickness and health during
his life. And they are to pay to their sister Sarah Field,
£25, and to their sister, Mary Hedges, a bed. Dated
March 24, 1683.
(The original homestead of John Jessup was at Wick-
apogue and now owned by Moses Phillips, He also owned
the present homestead of Capt. Barney A. Green in South-
Page 144. Thomas Halsey gives lo his son Josiah
Halsey "All that my close on which the said Josiah's
dwelling house now stands, only reserving to myself 25
acres on the south part thereof, the partition line to begin
in the middle of the swamp of water therein contained,
and to be run so as to make the south part 25 acres, all
the rest with the housing to be to him the said Josiah Hal-
sey. I also give him a £150 lot of meadow at a place
called Seponack upon the east side of the Great Neck.
bounded south by Robert Woolley, north by Samuel Johns,
Also all my lot in Scuttle Hole Division, No. 21, and my lot
in Hog Neck No. 17, Also a £100 right of commonage,
throughout the town." All this is to him during his hfe
and then to his wife, Mary, and then to his male heirs.
Dated April 16, 1683.
(Probably the above is the homestead farm formerly be-
longing to Capt. Andrew H Isey at Cobb. See Vol. Ill
Printed Records Page 46.)
Page 146. Joel Burnet sells to his brother Aaron Bur-
net, "All my dwelling house and lot at Sagaponack, bound-
ed south by William Barnes, west by Mrs. Mary Taylor,
north by highway, west by Henry Pierson, containing 9
acres, Also my three acres I formerly had from my father,
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Thomas Burnet at Hog Neck. And all my 13 acres at
Mill Pond Head given to me by my father." Dated April
8, 1684. Witness Caleb Corwithy,
Page 148. Joshua Barnes for £22 sells to James Hil-
dreth, My £100 division of land that fell to me by lot at a
place called Sagaponack Division, being 14 acres, bounded
North by highway, east by highway, west by John More-
house and south by David Sayre. And the other half is
bounded north by David Sayre, south by highway, west
by David Pierson and east by highway, February 28.
(For location see Sagaponack Division, Vol. 2, Records.)
Page 149. John Jennings, Thomas Shaw, and George
Harris sell to Obadiah Rogers, "Our lot that fell to us by
lot at a place called Calf Pen Neck ; lying near to Mecox,
and our lot in the Mecox Division. Being a £150 lot.
Dated June 18, 1682. Witnesses Benjamin Haines Ed-
(The above is probably the farm formerly owned by
Capt. Henry E. Huntting.)
Page 150. Obadiah Rogers sells to Ezekiel Sandford,
"All that my lot I formerly exchanged with the Town,
lying at Mecox Plain Neck, being 22 acres, bounded south
by land laid out for the inhabitants of North Sea, and
partly by highway, north partly by land of William Simpy-
kins and partly by James Hildreth, east by Sagaponack
Pond, and a small rivulet running with said pond, as re-
corded unto me. Dated March 21, 1683-4.
(The above land is next South of the road that runs to
the bridge over Sagg Pond.)
Page 151. James Hildreth Sells to Shamgar Hand a
parcel of land at Sagaponack, being ^ of a 20 acre lot as it
216 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
was laid out. Bounded north by David Sayre, west by
John Morehouse, north by highway and east by highway.
March 8. 1683-4.
Page 152. Benomy Newton sells to Joseph Fordham,
"all right to the house and land within mentioned.
(The above was endorsed on the deed given by John
Else to Benomy Newton, for 40 acres on the east side of
Calf Creek, see page 126.)
Page 153. John Jennings of North Sea sells to Thom-
as Lupton of North Sea, for £13, "All that my £50 com-
monage in North Sea, Little Neck and all that certain lot
of meadow I recently bought of Edmund Clark at a place
called Millstone Brook. April 30. 1684.
Page 154. North Sea May ye 1. A D. 1684. Mem-
orandum — We the layers out, have according to order and
on our best discretion, have laid out 10 Home Lots, 9 of
them on the west side of the creek andl of the 10 lies at ye
west side of ye Mill Pond being the last.
No. 1 Samuel Clark, No. 2 Widow Haines
No. 3 Mr. Sturmey, No. 4 Mary Clark
No. 5 Benjamin Haynes No. 6 Richard Smith,
No. 7 Goodman Lupton, No. 8 John Davis,
No. 9 John Jennings, No. 10 Thomas Shaw.
As witnesseth our hands — Benjamin Haynes, Jeka-
miah Scott, Richard Smith, Thomas Lupton, John Davis,
Also laid out 4 acres to Thomas Shaw, and to Richard
Smith, and 5 acres to John Jennings at his close of Cow
Neck gate. To Thomas Lupton 2 acres adjoining his land
and meadow bought of Mr. Jennings at Mill Stone Brook.
May 3, 1684.
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John Davis, John Jennings, Benjamin Haynes, Jeka-
miah Scott, "in behalf of my father Sturmey."
(It would seem from the above that Capt. Jeckamiah
Scott the ancestor of the Scott family had married Mary,
daughter of Charles Sturmey, who was one of the earliest
settlers in North Sea and lived on the homestead of late
Page 155. John Jennings sells to Thomas Goodwin.
"All that my house and land that I bought of Richard
Painter late of Southampton, being 2 acres bounded west
by land of widow Sarah Cooper, north by her highway,
east by the street of Southampton, south by the home lot
of Wm. Mason, April 30, 1684.
(The above is the north part of the homestead of Mrs.
Florinda Payne, and is now owned by Mr. Corrigan.)
Page 156. Isaac Wilman sells to Ezekiel Sandford,
All right to a small strip of land at Mecox bounded east
by land of James Hildreth which he bought of Isaac Wil-
man, by the stakes and trees there marked, west by a
little creek adjoining to the east end of the land of said
Ezekiel which he formerly bought of Obadiah Rogers.
Being by estimation one rood of land, as it lies between
the said creek and James Hildreth's land, May 27, 1684.
Witness Thomas Reeves.
Page 156. John Carwithen, blacksmith sells to Isaac
Corey 4 acres of land at Mecox, which were sold to him
by John Else by indenture made April 1, 1682. Bounded
east by Mr. Joseph Fordham, west by land of Anthony
Ludlam deceased, south by highway and north by the
water, May 27, 1684.
Page 158. James Herrick gives to his well beloved
son Wm. Herrick. "All that tract of land lying and being
218 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
in the Northwest corner of my home lot that his house
now standeth on, and is 4^ poles in breadth fronting upon
the street and 20 poles in length."
Also that 4 acres as he now possesses it in ye east
end of my homestead and is bounded east by ye commons,
North by Isaac Wilman, south by Thomas Topping and
west by the other part of my home lot.
Also the east part of my wood close lying and being
at Cobbs Pound highway as it is this day fenced, being 15
Also my 3 acres of land adjoining to Mecox creek,
right over against Thomas Stephens' land. Also my 3
acres in the bottom of Halseys Neck in ye great plain,
bounded south by James White, north by Joseph Foster,
east and west by highways and my lot of meadow that fell
to me by lot in Potunk. Dated Nov. 14, 1683. Witness
David Howell, John Laughton.
(The house of Henry H. Post now stands on the lot first
mentioned, the 4 acres at the east end of the homestead is
the land of Mr. Edwin Post next to Old Town lane. The
"wood close" is probably part of the farm of late Capt
Selden Foster at Cobb or near it.)
Page 159. James Herrick gives to his son Wm Her-
rick 15 acres of land lying in the Mill Neck, bounded
south by the highway to East Hampton, west by Henry
Ludlam, there being a highway betwixt, east by Obadiah
Rogers. Also i of my division of land at Hog Neck, as it
fell to me by lot. Also i of my £150 share of commonage.
May 26, 1684.
Page 160. Isaac Wilman sells to Samuel Lum, a cer-
tain parcel of land, being 4 acres, bounded east by the
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home lot of John Beswick, west by said Samuel Lum
south by highway.
August 29, 1678. (The above land is at Bridge-
hampton, but we cannot locate it.)
Page 161. Mark Love, alias Mark Meggs, of Hunting-
ton with the advice of his wife Avis, gives to Samuel Lum,
inhabitant of Fairfield, Connecticutt, whom I account my
adopted Son." All my estate in Old or New England,
after our decease. March 26, 1672. Witness Henry Pier-
Charles Sturmy, Mark Meggs, and John Lum, were
originally settled at North Sea. (The home lot of John
Lum is on the west side of North Sea street, and north of
the road leading to the landing. It belongs to the heirs of
Lewis Scott and is still called "Lums Lot.")
Page 162. Josiah Fordham sells to Peter Norris | of a
lot laid out in Sagaponack between me and my brother
Joseph Fordham, and brother in law Edward Howell being
the lot belonging to a £150 share of commonage lying at
Sagaponack, adjoining to Richard Howells lot on one side
out to Capt. John Howells lot on the other side being about
30 acres of the whole lot. June 13. 1683 Witness Wm
Herrick John Petty.
(The above lot is No. 18 in the Sagaponack Division-
See Vol IL Town Records Page 263. It probably lies on
the north side of the road running east from Sagg street
by the house of the late Richard Lester.)
Page 172. Whereas I Thomas Topping senior have
given to my son Thomas all that my messuage and lot
whereon he doth now dwell, with all the lands there to me
220 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
belonging do hereby confirm the same, May 26. 1699.
Witness John Topping, Peregrine Stanborough.
(The house and lot above mentioned is the late home-
stead of Mr. Albert Foster in Southampton. This was the
original home lot of Capt. Thomas Topping. All the rest
of his sons settled at Sagaponack.
Page 173. I, John Burnet, eldest son of Thomas Bur-
nett, deceased, who by his last will made my honored
mother Mary Burnett, sole executor, and leaving some
land and estate in his will not given away but left to the
disposal of my mother ; for the prevention of any further
trouble I make over all the said land and estate to my
mother Mary Burnet. Dec. 5, 1684, Witness John Wood-
(The homestead of Thomas Burnet is the home lot of
late Col. Benjamin H. Foster in Southampton. John the
oldest son died before 1684, and probably left no children.)
Page 174. Mary Fletcher, now of Southampton, wid-
ow of Mr. Seth Fletcher late of New Jersey, gives to her
son Benjamin Pierson of Southampton all that my mes-
suage and lands in Elizabethtown in East New Jersey,
which formerly belonged to my deceased husband and
which he bought of Henry Lyon, and 6 acres which he
bought of Richard Pettinger. The housing and home lot
being bounded west by land of George Moore, south by
the street or highway. In witness I have set my hand in
Southampton April 5, 1675. Witness Jonathan Raynor.
(Mary Fletcher was the daughter of John Cooper.
Her first husband was Henry Pierson, the Town Clerk,
and the ancestor of the families of that name. She after-
wards married Rev. Seth Fletcher, who was for a while
the minister in Southampton. Her son Benjamin removed
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to Elizabethtown New Jersey and has many descendants,
the late Dr. Pierson of Southampton is probably one of
Page 175. Matthew Howell sells to Capt. John Howell,
"all that my lot of land with my now dwelling house
standing thereupon, lying at a place commonly called and
known by the name of Weekapogue" by estimation 27i
acres. And the said Capt. John Howell in exchange gives
to Matthew Howell "all that my two parcels of land lying
together with the old housing thereon standing, formerly
bought of John Tennison, lying and being toward the north
end of the town being 22 acres." Also i of my close of
land lying at a place commonly called by ye name of ye
Head of the Creek, being 5 acres, bounded east by land of
Mr. Joseph Fordham, West by the first creek of Shinne-
cock waters. May 7. 1684. Witness Martha Howell John
(The land at Wickapogue is probably the present
homestead of Mr. Edwin A. Squires and is probably the
land which Capt. John Howell in his will left to his son
Ephraim Howell. The land of John Tennison which Capt
John Howell gave in exchange is the present homestead of
Mr. Livingston Bowden (including the John Burnett place)
and also the lot of Mr. Walter L. Jagger at the corner of
Main Street and Bishop's Lane. See Vol II Printed Rec-
ords Page 57.
Page 176. Jonathan Raynor sells to John Howell Jr,
and Matthew Howell a certain pai-cel of meadow at a
place called Seaponack and is a £150 lot of meadow at the
division bounded west by the meadow of Capt. Howell
east partly by upland and partly by meadow lately belong-
ing to Jonah Bower, south by the water, north by the up-
land, May 22, 1685. Witness Henry Pierson, Joseph Pier-
222 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(The meadows at Seaponack, around the shores of
Cold Spring and Bull Head Bay and also the meadows on
Shinnecock Neck, were laid out as early as 1653. The
record of survey is lost but the owners of the lots may be
found in Vol I Printed Records, page 101, These meadows
have been owned by private owners ever since, though
most ol the meadow lots at Seaponack have been pur-
chased by the Shinnecock Hills Company. The meadows
on Shinnecock Neck are still owned by private owners ;
they as well as the meadows on the Hills, being reserved
in the -lease to the Indians in 1703.)
Page 177. Mary Burnet gives to her son John Bur-
nett 6h acres of land in Hog Neck lying next to Isaac Wil-
man. Feb. 9, 1689. Witness Job Say re, Thomas Coop-
Page 178. Ann Phillips gives her daughter Esther
Clark "10 acres of land on which my son Samuel Clark's
dwelling house now standeth. Also I of my parcel of land
lying northeast from this town, which | is 11 acres adjoin-
ing on the north side of the land belonging to Christopher
Fowler, The whole is 22^ acres which was laid out to
me ; 14 acres thereof upon ye £50 right of commonage I
formerly bought of John Oldfield, and 7^ acres I bought of
Mr. John Jennings. Also an acre of orchard land to be
taken up, also a £50 right in Quaquanantuck purchase,
also after my husbands decease, a £50 right of Common-
age throughout the town. Also a piece of meadow at Cow
Neck, bounded east by Thomas Shaw, west by John Rose
which I bolght of John Oldfield. Oct. 8. 1683.
The above deed is confirmed by her husband Zerub-
babel Phillips on the same date.
(Ann Phillips was the widow of John White. She mar-
ried Zerubbabel Phillips in 1683. Her daughter Esther
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married Samuel Clark of North Sea, The 10 acres given
in the will is probably the homestead of the late Cap',
Joseph Harris at North Sea. The tract of land mentioned
as lying northeast from the town, is the west part of the
farm late of Joseph Horton, at North end of town. The
lot of Christopher Fowler is the lot next east of the farm
of Walter L. Jagger.)
Page 180. Ann Phillips gives to her daughter, Abagail
White "5 of my parcel of land lying to the east from the
town which ^ is 22 acres bounded south by land of Chris-
topher Fowler. The whole of said parcel being 21^ acres
and was laid out to me on the £50 right of commonage I
bought of John Oldfield and 7^ acres I bought of John
Jennings, also one acre of Orchard land. Oct, 1683.
(The above tract is the same mentioned in preceding
Page 182. May 23, 1684. Whereas Edward Howell
had a lot of 20 acres laid out in Mecox Division as fell to
him by lot at the rear end of James Hildreth's home lot,
and the line of said Hildreths home lot being run straight
did take away one acre and better. To make up for the
same we have laid out a certain piece of land with said
Edward Howell lying at the North end of widow Sarah
Cooper's grave lot of land i:pon Mecox plain. Bounded
east by widow Sarah Cooper ; her North Sea Division hav-
ing a highway of two poles wide, which piece of land upon
the south line is about 26 poles wide and on the north 23
poles and about 8 poles at each end.
(The first lot mentioned is lot 21 in the Mecox Division.
See Vol II, Ti wn Records Page 263. The record piece of
land is on the west side of Sagg Pond a little way south of
the road to the bridge, This is a part of the land laid out
224 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
to the North Sea Proprietors in Heu of their share of land
in Os Pasture.)
John Jessup, Sr, gives to his son John all his houses,
lands and goods, and John Jessup, Jr, binds himself to keep
and maintain his father during his life in sickness and
health. And after his fathers decease he is to pay to his
sister Sarah Field £25 and to furnish board and lodging to
his sister Mary Hedges, March 6, 1684-5.
Page 184. Hannah Topping, widow of Thomas Top-
ping, gives to her Son, Thomas Topping, all her right to
the estate of her late husband, and he agrees "to maintain
her decently, either in his own home or else where."
April 30, 1685. Witness Manassah Kempton.
Page 188. Mary Raynor, relict of Joseph Raynor,
gives to her son, John Raynor, 6 acres of land "in the field
called the Great Plain." At the same time she gives or
leaves all her clothing to her daughter Elizabeth Lake.
Dated June 26, 1685. Witness Charles Sturmy, John
William Barnes of Westchester, "formerly an inhabi-
tant of Southampton on Long Island" sells to Hanry Pier-
son "all that my parcel of iand lying east of Saga.ionack,
being 14 acres." Bounded east by Henry Pierso.i, north
by Aaron Burnett and a highv/ay, West by Benjamin
Hand and a pond, souliiby highway. ' L'l t oken v/hereof I
have set my hand in SjJ.i-unoion jaa.: I i. Io8'." Wit-
ness Manassah Kempton.
Page 193. WiUiam 3^ra33 of W3 5i:c'ii3:2r, 'f)r.-nerly
of Southampton" cells ?o Robert Norris of So.iihimpton,
"All that my parcel of land, viz. my home lot lying at a
place called Sagaponack, being 10 acres. Bounded east by
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the street. South by Mr. John Topping, west by land of
Lieut. Henry Pierson, and Josiah Stanborough, north by
Henry Pierson. Dated June 12, 1687. Witness Manassah
(William Barnes was the son of Joshua Barnes and
went to Westchester about 1684. He was a very promi-
nent citizen there and known as "Capt. Wm. Barnes." He
left two sons. Underbill and Thomas Barnes. Neither of
them left male descendants.)
Page 192. Mary Burnett, widow of Thomas Burnett,
gives to her Son Aaron Burnet, 3 acres of land which my
late husband bought of my son Lott Burnet, situate in . he
Great Plain, in a neck commonly called Halsey's Neck,
bounded North by Thomas Topping, south by Richard
Howell, west by the highway in the middle of the neck
east by the Swamp, Dec 6, 1684.
Page 193. John Laughton sells to Aaron Burr.et a lot
or parcel of land "lately laid out to me at a place called
the iiead of the Creek being 26 acres." Bounded north by
Richard Howell, Jr. east by Commons, south by Thomas
Reeves, west by highway and Indian Land. Dated August
(The above is the farm formerly known as the Jane
Sayre farm, and is next north Of _the homestead of Mr.
Page 194. In exchange for the above Aaron Buriaet
gives to John Laughton '"3 acres lately bought or ex-
changed of my mother Mary Burnet in behalf of my broth-
er Mathias Burnet, for the south half of my home lot."
The 3 acres are situate at Halsey's Neck bounded
north by Thomas Topping, east by swamp or Jonathan
226 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Rogers' close in Coopers Neck, south by Richard Howell
west by highway that runneth down the middle of the
neck. Dated Aug. 12, 1685.
Page 195. Thomas Topping of Brandford in the Col-
ony of New Haven, "formerly an inhabitant of Southamp-
ton" sells to his grandson Thomas Topping, Jr. "my two
lots of meadow in Quaganantuck Purchase in the Neck of
Meadow called Assops's Neck being No. 4 and 5, Bounded
east by the meadow of Henry Pierson, west by Obadiah
Rogers. Dated Sept. 11, 1685. Witness John Bower,
Page 196. Thomas Topping, Jr., sells to widow Mar-
tha Herrick one £50 right of above meadow. Thomas
Topping of Southampton sells to Theophilus Howell, "my
lot of meadow in Quaganantuck Purchase in Asop's Neck
No. 5, which I formerly bought of my grandfather Thomas
Topping of Brandford bounded east by my own meadow,
west by Obadiah Rogers. Dated Oct. 8, 1685.
Page 198. John Burnet sells to John Beswick of
Brookhaven 10 acres of land being J of 20 acres laid on the
east side of Kelly's pond adjoining to the pond or at ye
Long Pond. Oct. 30, 1684.
Christopher Lupton sells to Richard Howell "an orch-
ard in my home lot adjoining to my own orchard with
right of way to it. Richard Howell in exchange gives one
and a half acres in his orchard land by Mill Stone Brook
Dec. 16, 1685.
Page 200. Whereas I Thomas Topping, Jr. did form-
erly sell a parcel of my home lot, and part of the lot ad-
joining thereto, which is at the rear thereof and belongeth
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 227
to me and unto my brother in law James Herrick. I, the
said Thomas Topping do sell to my brother in law James
Herrick two poles wide of my home lot on the north side
thereof making the front somewhat more than two poles
or about toree poles wide for convenience of room about
his house. Also 4 acres adjoining the rear of my home lot
on the north side. Dated Oct. 19, 1658.
(The land above is the home lot of Mr. Henry H. Post.)
Page 201. Mary Mills, widow and administratrix of
Samuel Mills, of Southampton sells to John Mitchell of
Easthampton. "All that lot left to me by my husband in
his will," Being 20 acres at a place called Mecox. Bound-
ed south by highway, north by Benjamin Foster, west by
Walter Melvin and east by John Post. Dated May 18 :
1686. Witnesses Joseph Moore, John Lupton.
(We can not locate the above land. This deed is the
first notice of John Mitchell who was a prominent citizen
for many years. He owned the homestead of late Hon.
James M. Halsey at Bildge Hampton who was one of his
descen dents. Joseph Moore one of the witnesses, was a
von of Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island who
was the ancestor of bishop Benjamin Moore, and his son
•Clement C. Moore, the famous author of the "Night before
Page 203. John Jennings mortgages to Thomas Steph-
ens, "that my certain lot of land lying in the Hamlet com-
monly called by the name of North Sea, that I formerly
bought of Thomas Shaw. Bounded south by my own
home lot, west by Commons, north by lot of widow Sarah
Cooi er, east by highway ; containing 6 acres. Also my
lol cl meadow called Island Neck, in the North Sea line,
being 8 or 9 acres. Also 2 acres of salt marsh which I
228 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
formerly bought of John Rose in Cow Neck. Bounded
east by John Rose, west by meadow of Thomas Shaw.''
Dated June 19, 1686. Amount of mortgage £16.
(The first piece of land mentioned above is probably a
part of the homestead of the late Jeremiah Reeves at
North Sea and now owned by Mr. George Lewis Sand-
Page 204. Whereas John Cooper formerly sold unto
Mr. Thomas Stephens 8 acres of land and he having no
assurance for the same. I Sarah Cooper, widow, do sell to
said Thomas Stephens, the said 8 acres now in his posses-
sion, and was taken up by him as part of my late hus-
bands division and lyeth at a place called by the name of
the Mill Neck at his dwelling house. Dated June 16, 1686.
(The above is a part of the homestead of Mr. Theodore
A. Halsey at Water Mill.)
Henry Ludlam sells to Thomas Stephens 2 acres of
land "which was taken up by him as part of my division
at a place called Mill Neck near unto his now dwelling
house." July 16, 1684.
(The above is also a part of the homestead of Theodore
Page 206. John Laughton sells to Thomas Stephens 2
acres of land "which he was to have out of my ten acre
division that was to the Town of Southampton layd out
and made choice of in the years 1667, 1669, 1670. He the
said Thomas Stephens having in the same time made
choice of the said 2 acres to lye in the Mill Neck near
about where his house now standeth."
Dated June 4, 1684. Witnesses Thomas Cooper, Sarah
(The above is also a part of the homestead of Theodore
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Know all men by these presents that I John Jennings
of Southampton "Marshall" having several fees due to me
from the County. And the Worshipful Court of Session
having given and granted unto the said John Jennings the
land that was fallen unto the Court of Sessions for the de-
fault of Mohave, an Indian by his non payment of his fine
and Court charges. I, the said John Jennings do sell the
same to Lieut. Richard Floyd of Brookhaven lying and
being in a place commonly called and known by the name
of Padesquash Neck on the South side of Long Island."
(The above is in the Town of Brookhaven, in the neck
now called Patesquash.)
Page 208. Articles of Matrimony concluded between
Benjamin Horton of Southold, and Mary Mapham of South-
ampton. He agrees to pay to the two eldest daughters of
Mary Mapham, namely Mary and Elizabeth Mapham on
the day of their marriage or when they come of age, a
good feather bed and covering and two cows each and
some other household goods. And the same to her three
younger daughters, Lydia, Anna and Jane. And if she
survives him she is to have one half of his estate.
Dated July 25, 1686.
(They were the daughters of John Mapham.)
Page 210. John Jennings of North Sea gives to his
son John Jennings, Jr. "All my right of meadow east of a
place called Little Noyack within the bounds of North Sea
being a £150 or £125 right." Dated April 6, 1686.
(North Sea included all the meadow within a mile of
the bay as far east as Weekatuck spring near Hog Neck
John Laughton sells to Henry Pierson. "My lot of
meadow in Hog Neck that fell to me by lot in the division
o f Hog Neck lately laid out and is situate in the great
230 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
meadow by ye bound stake being a £50 lotment and in the
same lot with Justice John Topping being No. 12." Aug-
ust 24, 1686. Witness Elnathan Topping, Robert Norris.
(The above lot of meadow is on the west side of Sag
Harbor Main Street. The bound stake or the line between
Southampton and Easthampton is near the head of the old
wharf. See Vol 11 Printed Records Page 90.)
Page 212. Whereas there was a barter and exchange
made betwixt me, William Williams and Edmund Howell
for sundry parcels of land viz. for one home lot near Wen-
ham in Massachusetts, and a certain tract of land in
Southampton in possession of said Edmund Howell, Nov.
27, 1677. The Said Wm Williams gives as security the
said tract of land in Southampton sold to him by Edmund
Howell. (No description.) Dated Dec. 25, 1679. Witness
Wm White, Andrew Gibbs.
Jonathan Raynor Sells to Jos. Marshall, Oct. 29, 1671
two acres of land on the south side of his home lot on the
east side of the Town Street, bounded north and east by
Jonathan Raynor, and the said Joseph Marshall is to make
and maintain one half of the fence between him and said
Jonathan Raynor forever notwithstanding the outside fence
against the Little Plain. Witness, Stephen Bailey, Han-
(The above lot is the east comer of Main Street and
Page 214. Mary Burnet, widow of Thomas Burnett
sells to Thomas Cooper at a place called Accabogue being
a £150 lot.
In exchange Thomas Cooper gives her three roods of
land in Halseys Neck in the close of said Widow Mary
Burnet which was formerly belonging to Robert Woolley.
Dated Oct. 2, 1685.
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(The Accabogue meadows are on the South side of
Peconic Bay near Flanders and Red Creek.)
Page 225. Josiah Bartholemew sells to William Barker
all his right to a certain parcel of land adjoining to the
land o said Wm. Barker at the south end of his ware
house, and the breadth of the land is 6 feet which with
what land William Barker has of his own already at the
South end of his ware house makes 85 feet, and the liberty
of a doorway out of the said Barkers land unto the said 6
feet of ground, if his own land be too narrow. And Wm
Barker gives ^ of his stone well standing betwixt them
and Wm Barker agrees to keep the well in constant repair.
Dated June 21, 1686.
(The above is a part of the land of the late Mr. Albert
Foster, or the land of Edward H. Foster, Esq, next adjoin-
Page 216. Thomas Goldsmith of Killingworth in Con-
necticutt sells to Capt. John Howell, All that my acre of
land in the Great Plain in the bottom of Neck commonly
called Coopers Neck. Bounded east by the pond of water
south by the Creek or run of water, west by said Capt
John Howell, North by Jonas Bower. DaterOct. 11, 1678.
Witness Aaron Pratt, Ephraim Howell.
(The above is meadow owned in late years by Samuel
B. Foster or more likely covered now by sand and beach.)
Page 217. Richard Smith of Southampton sells to
Benjamin Haines 'All that my lot that fell to me by lot
and situate in North Sea. Bounded southeast by Benjamin
Haines, east by the Mill Fond, north by Thomas Stephens,
east by Commons. Dated Nov. 15, 1686
232 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(The above named Richard Smith, known as "Richard
Smith of North Sea" is probably the same person w o was
sent by the magistrate of Boston to his home on Long Isl-
and as being "one of those emisaries of Satan, called
Quakers." He must not be confounded with Richard
Smith the Patentee of Smithtown who originally lived in
Southampton. The Mill Pond mentioned was on the out-
let of Fresh pond near the school house.)
Page 218. Whereas my deceased husband John Coop-
er a little before his death sold to Samuel Lum 4 acres of
land at Mecox adjoining the house lot of Samuel Lum and
now lyeth enclosed in his home lot I, Sarah Cooper do con-
firm the same with the consent of my son Samuel Cooper.
Dated Nov. 23. 1686.
Page 219. Richard Howell gives to his grandson Da-
vid Howell, (son of his son David Howell) "All that parcel
of land lying at Weeckapauge which was in the possession
of my son David Howell in his life time and on which his
dwelling house now standeth, being 13 acres. He is to
have the same when he is 20 years of age, and his mother
the widow Mary Howell is to improve the same in the
mean time. Dated Aug. 19, 1696.
(The above land is probably part of the farm east of
Narrow lane at Wickapogue, and formerly owned by Moses
Phillips, Sr. The grand son David Howell does not seem
to be mentioned in Mr. George R. Howell's History. His
father is the "340 David" mentioned in that work.)
Page 220. Joshua Barnes sells to Henry Pierson a
parcel of meadow at a place called Great Noyack, which
is one half of all the meadow lying between the brook the
Great Noyack brook or the Mill Brook and the Weequiam
brook, which was formerly in possession of Mr. John Og-
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 233
den, and was recovered out by process of law and execu-
tion, into the hands of John Jennings. Dated Sept 20,
1686. Witnesses Manassah Kempton, Walter Melvin.
Page 221. Whereas I Ann Phillips reserved power
unto myself to dispose of some part of my esiat?, notwith-
standing my marriage with my present husband Zerubba-
bel Phillips, as doth appear by a bond under his hand and
seal dated July 8, 1663. She therefore conveys to her son
James White 4 acres of land in the Great Plain in Halseys'
Neck, which I formerly bought of John Woodruff Sept, 6,
1665. Bounded south by one acre of land which I had in
exch-jnge of John Jagger. North by three acres more of
my own land. Also all my land in meadow at North ea,
bounded south by George Harris and the highway. North
by Creek. Also a £250 right of Commonage in Little Neck
at North Sea, and a £50 right of Meadow at Noyack, being
yet undivided, within the North Sea line. Also a £50 right
in Hog Neck, being 7 acres, and a £150 right in Quogue
Purchase, and a £150 right of meadow at Acquebogue No
19. Dated Oct. 5. 1686. Witness Abagail Howell, John
Whereas I Ann Phillips by virtue of the will of my
deceased husband John White, had power to dispose of the
two closes at ye Old Town, that did belong unto his two
sons John and James White, as I should see cause. She
therefore conveys to J ames White all the Close at the Old
Town, commonly called the Old Close. Bounded South
by Joseph Pierson, north by John Jessup, east by pond and
swamp commonly called Wickapogue pond and west by
highway. Dated Oct 5, 1686, her husband Zerubbabel
Phillips confirms the same. Witness Rachel Topping.
(John White died in 1662, his will is in Vol. II Printed
Records page 22. The two closes at Old Town appear to
234 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
be one close, divided into two parts. The above deed
seems to include the whole. It is now the south part of
the land of late Col. Benjamin H. Foster. John White the
oldest son died in 1670.)
Page 224. Charles Sturmy of North Sea, gives to his
"well beloved son in law John Scott" all that my lot of
land at Mecocks, being 20 acres, and all that my lot of
landat Sagaponack, being 20 Acres. Also a £100 allotment
in the land that was lately laid out to me in a place called
by the name of Hog Neck being 14 acres. Also a certain
piece of meadow lying at a place called Great Noyack and
is recorded unto me. Also a £50 of commonage through,
out the bounds of Southampton except the North Sea line.
Dated April 18, 1680. Witness Thomas Reeves, John
(John Scott was 'probably an older brother of Capt.
Jecomiah Scott, who was born in 1663. Probably he died
young as his name does not appear later than 1698
Charles Sturmy lived on the homestead of late Austin
Rose, now of Addison Jennings)
Page 226. Henry Ludlam sells to Daniel Sayre, "All
that my parcel of land in Accabog division being a £103
allottment, being § of the lot No. 50 and lying and being on
the west side of the Creek Called Towyoung, and is
bounded north by meadow of said Daniel Sayre, south by
meadow of Mr. Edward Howell. Dated March 21, 1686-7.
Witness Samuel Johns.
(Towyoung, is Red Creek, for location of lot No. 50 see
Printed Records Vol. II P. 117.)
Page 227. Isaac Raynor sells to his "beloved brother
in law, John Earle," a certain parcel of land I lately bought
of John Rose, and is situated in the Hamlet commonly
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 235
called and known by the name of North Sea. Bounded
north by the home lot of an land of John Rose, east and
south by the common highway, west by the street, and is
10 rods in length east and west, and 8 rods in breadth
north and South, being I an acre, I ug. 24, 1686.
John Earl releases all claim against Isaac Raynor "in
case Abagail Rose wife of John Rose should claim right of
dower if her husband should dye."
John Earl sells the above land to John Rose Jr. March
Page 229. Richard Post gives to his son Joseph Post
a £50 right of meadow in Quaganantuck purchase and
also in Accabogue Meadows. Reserving the use of the
same if he should personally be in need of it during his
life. Also a £50 commonage throughout Southampton
lands. Also my meadow at Shinnecock and seponack, and
on the beach at the Pines after my decease. Dated April
14, 1687. Witness John Raynor.
Page 230. John Burnet — "i'or divers good reasons
and more especially for 21 shillings good current money"
confirms a sale made to Thomas Cooper, "by my honored
mother Mary Burnett." Being a certain lot of meadow
lately laid out at a place called Accabogue, and fell to the
allotment of my deceased father Thomas Burnet, of which.
5 fell and of right did belong unto me. Dated May 4, 1687,
(The above is lot 22 and is at Red Creek. See Vol II
Printed Records Page 116 — 118.)
Page 231. John Laughton sells to Thomas Cooper, for
20 shillings a £50 allotment of meadow that fell to me in
the late division of meadow at a place called by the name
of Accabogue. Being one acre lying with a £100 allot-
236 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
ment belonging to Thomas Cooper. Dated Nov. 17, 1686.
Witnesses Jonathan Hildreth, Ichabod Cooper.
Page 232. Robert Norris sells to John Anning "Tay-
lor," All that his lot at a place called Wickapogue.
Bounded north by land of Obadiah Rogers 19 poles, East
by Ephraim Howell, 50 poles, South by highway, 18 poles,
West by land of late David Howell, 50 poles, Containing
5i acres. Price £22, 10 s, Dated April 15, 1687.
(The above is probably part of the farm of Mr. Edwin P.
Squires at Wickapogue.)
Page 234. Whereas I, Martha Herrick, widow of
James Herrick by my husbands will have a certain parcel
of land assigned to me for life, I hereby lease the same to
my son William Herrick for 4 years at the rent of £ 6 a
year. Reserving the upper end of the home lot, which I
had by way of exchange, of my son William, and a £50
right of commonage which I have given to my son James,
And my son William shall pasture a cow this summer for
me. Dated April 28, 1687, Witness Zerubbabel Phillips.
Elnathan Topping sells to John Howell, Jr., for 15 shillings
5 of a lot of meadow, being a £50 allotment at Accabogue
and is No 24. Bounded north by the meadow of Joseph
Fordham and south by my own meadow. Dated April 5,
1687. Witnesses Charles Sturmey, Henry Ludlam.
Page 235. James Topping sells to Samuel Clark of
Old Town, a £50 lot meadow at Accabogue Division being
h of lot No 24. Price 15 shillings. April 5, 1687.
(The Accabogue meadows lie at Red Creek and near
Flanders. See Vol, II Printed Records Page 115.
Page 236. John Rose of North Sea, gives to his "well
beloved £cn, Jchn Rcse, Jr., 3 acies of land on the south
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 237
side of my home lot in North Sea, Bounded east by land
I lately sold to Isaac Raynor, and now in possession cf
John Earle, south and west by commons and north by th i
rest of my home lot. Also i of my lot lying at a placo
called The Long Springs, being 4 acres. Also my lot on
the south side of Cow Neck, being 30 acres, bounded wes:
by Thomas Shaw, north by highway, south and east by
my own meadow. Also my lot of meadow lying at Noyack
and Towde. Dated April 5, 1686. Witnesses, Christopher
Lupton, Charles Sturmey.
(The Home Lot of John Rose is still owned by his de-
scendants, and is on the east side of the street, opposite
the homestead of late Capt. Jetur Rose.)
Page 238. John Rose sells to his son John Rose, Jr.
for £9 "i of a piece of meadow lying at the entrance of a
certain neck of land in the bounds of North Sea, common-
ly called Cow Neck." Being 4 acres, bounded east by the
pond, south by the meadow of widow Sarah Cooper, West
by the meadow of Henry Pierson and north by the high-
way. April 5. 1687. And in the 3rd year of our Sovereign
Lord James, the second King of England &c.
Page 239. Article ^ of Agreement made between Mr
Zerubbabel Phillips and Mrs. Martha Herrick, Being by
the permission of Almighty God, intended to joyne in the
solemn covenant of marriage,
1st They will as soon as convenient time will permit,
solemnize the said marriage.
2nd The said Zerubbabel Phillips will not at any time
lay claim to any cf the estate of the said Martha Herrick.
3rd If he departs this life before her he gives her all
his estate and he agrees not to dispose of his property to
any one else.
238 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
4th If she dies before him he agrees to keep and
maintain her son Thomas Herrick so long as he Hveth ac-
cording to his best capacity, and he agrees to leave him
5th The said Martha Herrick shall at her decease
have power to give and bequeath her wearing apparel,
woolen, linnen, worsted and silk to whom it shall seem
good unto her.
We have hereunto before our marriage set our hands
and seals this 10th day of May 1687.
ZERUBABEL PHILLIPS *
MARTHA X HERRICK
Witnesses Joseph Fordham, John Jessup.
(In the "good old times" a man owned all the property
his wife had at the time of their marriage, even to the
clothes on her back, and could dispose of them as he saw
fit. In this degenerate age things are reversed, unfortuate
married men have their necks under the heels of tyrant
women and have no rights, that is, none worth talking
about. The Martha Herrick who married Zerubable Phil-
lips, was the widow of James Herrick and not his daughter
as stated in Mr. Howell's History. She probably did not
live long after, for within a year or two her husband sells
land and her name does not appear in the deed.)
Page 240, Zerubbabel Phillips sells to Ezekiel Sand-
ford "a parcel of land in a place called Meacocks in the
North Sea Division of land." Bounded east by Sagapon-
ack pond, and containing 5 acres. Being a ^100 allotment
in Said North Sea Division which was layd out to them in-
stead of their right of land in the Ox Pasture. One ^50
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 239
right thereof belongs to my North Sea £50 right and th3
other £50 right I bought of Daniel Halsey as heir to Mr.
Richard Barrett his North Sea £S0 right laid out to him i i
the place aforesaid with the neighbors of North Sec\
Page 241. May 16, 1687. Mary Cooper widow of
Thomas Cooper, "having several closes of land given to
me during my life time by my husband's will," leases to
her son Thomas Cooper, a close and meadow lying in a
place commonly called and known by the name of Halsey's
Neck, being 14 acres. Also my close of 10 acres adjoined
to the west end of his house lot. This is on the condition
that he maintains her with raiment, meat, drink, washing
and lodging and free egress and regress to and into his
house at all times during her life also the sum of ^24 year-
ly. But if She See cause to leave his home and dwell any
where else then he shall piy her £8 yearly. Witnesses,
John Lupton, Josiah Lupton.
Page 243. Mary Clark, widow of Edmund Clark and
now wife of Obadiah Rogers, sells to Thomas Stephens.
"All that my house anl home lot in a Hamlet called by the
name of the North S^a." Bouaded west by the Mill
swamp. South by highway, east by highway and north by
ditch and common meadow. May 14, 1687. Price £70.
Page 244. Elnathaa Top^^lng sells to John Howell, Jr.,
a £150 lot of meadow No. 33 lying in Catchaponack Neck.
Also a £150 allotment m Qaaquanantuck Purchase. Ex-
cepting a lot of meadow in Assups Neck. Dated May 25,
(For the location of this lot of meadow, see Vol II
Printed Records Page 277-278.)
Page 245. John Jennings sells to Christopher Leam-
ing. "All that my 3 lots of meadow lying at Brushy Neck,
240 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Smith's meadow and the Great meadow. Being a £150
allotment of the out meadows belonging to ye division of
Hog Neck." Lying in lots 19 aad 20 and a i^5'3 right in lot
9 and in lot 13, Daed Jan 14, 1685-6. Witness Nathaniel
Hudson, Madecai Burnet.
(These meadows lie west of Main Street Sag Harbor'
See Vol II Printed Records, Page 91-92.
Page 246. Whereas I Daniel Halsey have the right
and interest of my uncle Richard Barrett, deceased, in a
certain lot laid out to my said uncle with the North Sea
neighbors in lieu of what belonged to them in the Ox Pas-
ture division. Being 2i acres of land lying at Mecox with
the land of the North Sea neighbors and lying on the west
side of Sagaponack Pond and belonged lo his North Sea
£50 right and which he sold in his life time to Mrs. Ann
Phillips, I do hereby confirm the same. Dec 12, 1670.
Witness Henry Pierson, Abagail White.
(Richard Barrett lived on the lot now owned by Mr.
David H. Burnett at the corner of Main street and Toil-
some lane. It would seem from the abov^e deed as if
Thomas Halsey the first settler had married a sister of
Richard Barrett thus making him uncle to his son Daniel
Halsey. Probably the deed was given to confirm some
Page 247. Thomas Shaw of North Sea sells to Ezekiel
Sandford "All that my 18 acres of land out of my 20 acres
which I had the grant of the town to lay down in the
Scuttle Hole Division and to take up elsewhere and is
already laid out to Ezekiel Sandford by the land of Joseph
Hildreth at Littleworth Hollow and 2 acres is yet to be
taken up." June 1, 1687.
(The land of Joseph Hildreth of Littleworth Hollow is
probably the farm of Mr. Charles C. Dimon.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 241
Page 248. Samuel Daniels of East Hampton sells to
Thomas Stephens of Southampton, six acres of land at a
place called Lily Hill in East Hampton. Bounded south
by Samuel Parsons, southwest by Edmund Shaw, north-
west by highway and on the northeast by said Lily Hill.
This lot was given to Samuel Daniels by his father in
law, John Edwards, September 26, 1686 and was left to
John Edwards by his father, William Edwards. Price ^6.
Dated Nov. 29, 1686. Witness Richard Sture, John Par-
sons, John Edwards, John Chatfield.
Page 252. John Burnet sells to John Morehouse a £50
right of commonage throughout the bounds of Southamp-
ton. Price 30 shillings. Dated Feb. 10, 1686. Witness,
Henry Pierson, Nathaniel Hudson.
(John Morehouse, whose property appears in the old
Records, lived at Sagaponack on the farm owned in recent
years by Casander W. Hedges.)
Page 253. John Foster and wife Sarah sells to Ezekiel
Saniii'ord a ^^50 lot in the 20 acre division at Mecox in lot
No. 11, Bounded west by Lieut. Richard Post east by John
lliiJreth, north and South by highway, being 7 acres. June
1, 1687. Witness John Rose, Thomas Shaw.
( This lot is on the east side of Kelly's Pond. See Vol.
n Printed Records, Page 261.)
Page 254. Richard Howell gives to his son Richard
Howell, Jr., a i^50 right of commonage throughout South-
ampton bounds. June 8, 1687.
Page 255. John Jessup, Jr., "in consideration of a cer-
tain parcel of meadow by me had and received of the in-
haoiiants of ye North Sea namely Benjamin Haynes, John
Koid, John Davis and others as by deed of even date."
242 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
He sells to them all that parcel of meadow formerly grant-
ed to me by the town, lying and being near Wieckatick
spring and bounded west by meadow of the proprietors
of North Sea and north and south by the water, June 7,
1686. Witness, Samuel Whitehead, Sarah Jennings.
(The proprietors of North Sea were a distinct body by
themselves and were the owners of all the meadows on
the Peconic Bay as far east as the spring named above,
which is near Hog Neck. See Vol. I Printed Records
Page 256. Peregrine Stanborough and Josiah Stanbor-
ough sells to Joseph Sayre, "our lot of meadow thai fell to
us by lot in the late division of Accabogue meadows, be-
ing a £150 lot and is situated in the neck called the Birch
Creek Neck and is No. 18 near the bottom of said neck.
Bounded north by James White, south by Jonas Bower,
east and west by the Creek," containing 3 or 4 acres, June
8, 1687, Price £7. Witness, Samuel Cooper, Jeckomiah
(For location of above see Vol. II. Records. Page 116.)
Page 258. Josiah Topping and John Topping sell to
Joseph Sayre "all that our allotment of meadow that fell
unto us by lot in the late division at Accabogue, lying in
Red Creek neck on the west side of the river called Tow
youngs and is lot No. 49. "Bounded south by meadow of
Daniel Sayre west by the commons, north by John White
and Benjamin Davis and east by Towyoungs Creek," con-
taining 3 acres. Price £3. June 21, 1687. (see Vol II
Records Page 117.)
(Note. Tow Youngs was the Indian name for Red
Creek. W. S. P.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 243
Page 261. Whereas there hath been some difference
between us the inhabitants of North Sea, on the one part,
and Jeckamiah Scott in behalf of Capt. John Scott, Henry
Pierson and James Hildreth on the other part concerning
the bounds of the meadows belonging to them at a place
called Great Noyack. It is agreed that said Jeckamiah
Scott, Henry Pierson and James Hildreth shall have "all ye
meadow lying westward of Great Noyack Brook or the
Mill brook within one mile of the water line to a marked
white oak tree upon the poynt that is poynting over to or
butting upon an island called Clam Island and that is be-
tween the poynt and said island." Dated June 21, 1687.
This is signed by Thomas Shaw, Benjamin Haines, Samuel
Cooper, John Rose, Joseph Lupton, George Harris, Jecko-
miah Scott, Henry Pierson, James Hildreth.
Page 262. Samuel Clark Benjamin Haines, John Rose,
Richard Smith, Jeckomiah Scott, John Rose, Jr, George
Harris, Joseph Lupton, John Davis, Thomas Shaw, James
White and Samuel Cooper, the Proprietors of North Sea,
sell to John Jessup Jr, for £3. and also for some upland
and meadow as by deed of even date. "All that parcel of
meadow at a place called Noyack and Farrington's neck,
where the land of said John Jessup lyeth and within the
limits of his upland."
June 7, 1687.
(Farrington's Neck or Great Noyack now called Jessups
Beach was laid out to John Jessup in 1679 as his share in
the 40 acre division. See Vol. II Records, Page 289. It
remained in his family till after the Revolution and was
sold by Silas Jessup to the father of Major, John Osborn
who owned it till recent times.)
Page 264. Joseph Fordham sells to Thomas Cooper,
"All that my lot of land and meadow in Quaquanantuck
244 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Neck, being No. 22 as appears upon Record, In exchange
for the above Thomas Cooper gives lot No. 32 in Birch
Neck in Accabogue Division. June 7, 1687.
(For location of the above lots see Vol. II Printed Rec-
ords, Page 253 and Page 117.)
Page 265. Josiah Bartholomew, carpenter sells to
John Jagoe, for £5, "Twenty feet of ground in width, next
adjoining to Mr. Wm. Barker. Bounded north by Mr.
Barkers ground, south by Josiah Bartholomew, east by
Edward Howell, west by the street. Ranging with Josiah
Bartholemew's house with a stable &c, Dec 26, 1687
(The above is a part of the lot of late Mr. Albert Foster
or of Edward H. Foster Esq, next adjoining.)
Page 266. John Laughton sells to Gersham Culver,
"All that my £50 right of commonage at a place called
Second Neck and all over the western Purchases of South-
ampton viz, Quaquanantuck and Accabogue, from the
place commonly called ye Canoe Place to the western ex-
tent," Dated March 31, 1687.
Page 267. Gersham Culver engages to build for John
Laughton, "a good sufficient frame of a barn with posts in
the ground, 26 feet in length and 20 feet in breadth and 12
feet between ye plate and ye ground with good white oak
posts and well braced and tenonted and studded for a four
foot and a half clapboard, and lathed for 2 feet shingles
with the laths let into the three principals so that they
shall reach three laths. And to frame a girth between the
bay posts of about six feet from the ground and to build a
lean to of 8 feet wide studded and lathed for the same
clapboards and shingles. And to make two doors to ye
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said barn, one of 6 leet wide and the other 3 feet wide and
to finish the said work at or before the 20th of July next"
And John Laughton agrees to pay £10 of good current
provision pay a or before the last of November next.
And Gersham Culver is to take a £50 right of commonage
as £7 of the said pay and 3 acres of land in the woods.
And John Laughton "is to find clapboards, nails and boards
and to cart ye timber after it is gotten and hewed and to
help or find hands to rear ye said barn and to find the
shingles, Dated May 14, 1686.
(The above mentioned birn, which is a very curious
example of the manner of building in old times, probably
stood on the home lot of late Mr. Charles Henry Hal-
Page 268. Mary Burnet, widow of Thomas Burnet
sells to Thomas Cooper, "All that my lot of land and mead-
ow lying at a place called Quaquanantuck Neck being No.
19 and is a £150 lot. Thomas Cooper gives in exchange
lot No. 38 of meadow upon the Beach and 30 shillings in
money, Witness, Joel Burnet. (See Vol 11. Records Page
Page 270. Whereas, Edward Howell on January 9,
1678, sold to Josiah Bartholemew, carpenter, all his certain
dwelling house and parcel of land, and bounded as stated,
running by the said lot of Edward Howell southward 4
rods, 7 feet, 3 inches, west by the street 6 rods 4 feet, 10
inches, north by land of Wm. Barker 4 rods, 15 feet 3
inches, and east by land in occupation of said Edward
Howell 5 rods, 12 feet, 6 inches, as by the deed may ap-
pear. And whereas Josiah Bartholemew by will dated
June 3, 1686, left the said lot to Henry Willis of Westbuiy
in Queens County the said Henry Willis sells the same to
Johnjagoe for £35 March 28, 1688.
246 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
(The above deed is now in possession of the writer, the
deed to John Jagoe being endorsed as the body of the
original deed given by Edward Howell. It has an especial
interest from the fact that the acknowledgement is writ-
ten by Major John Howell, whose signature is rarely
found. The land is where the new house of Edward H.
Foster, Esq, now stands, next south of homestead of late
Page 273. Christopher Learning sells to Henry Pierson
"All that my ten acres of land which I had of Isaac Will-
man in exchange for other land lying at Sagaponack,
bounded east by land of Henry Pierson, north by Robert
Norris, west by highway and south by highway. Dated
April 9, 1688, Price £20.
(The above is probably the present homestead of
Hiram S. Rogers at Sagaponack,)
Page 274. Thomas Rose sells to John Beswick, "10
acres of land which I formerly bought of John Davis, being
part of an allotment of land that fell to him and Samuel
Clark by lot, at Mecox and is situated at a place common-
ly called Kelly's Pond on the east side thereof, adjoining
unto the northeast creek of said pond. Bounded west by
the pond, northeast by Benjamin Foster, southwest by
John Beswick's land, that he bought of John Burnet, and
east by commons. Price £28, March 20. 1687.
Page 276. I, John Jennings, of North Sea do make
over and assign unto Peregrine Stanborough, the propor-
tion of land that is due unto me in the last division, name-
ly 4 acres. August 24, 1670.
Page , Josiah Stanborough sells to his brother, Peri-
grine Stanborough, a certain piece of land at a place called
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 247
Sagaponack ; being 20 acres bounded east by Peregrine
Stanborough, and south, west and north by highways.
Price £46. March 9, 1692-3.
Page , Southampton February ye 24, 1743. We Isaac
Howell and William Foster, having a lot of land in ye 30
acre Division, in partnership, do agree to divide it, and we
do employ Abraham Halsey to assist us in dividing the
same. And Isaac Howell choosing to have his part lye on
ye south end of the lot, we measured him 29 poles and 9
feet, on the west side of said lot, which is his west line.
And the west end of which line is a great black oak stump.
The north part of the lot is William Fosters. (There is
no description as to location but probably at Mecox.)
Page 279. James Herrick sells to Francis Sayre, "All
that north part of my Flying Point Division, which is now
in possession of him the said Francis Sayre, being 17 acres,
as it is now fenced between us. Only reserving the privi-
lege to cart in summer time such fruits as shall grow on
my south part of said division, when it will not damnify
(damage) the said Francis Sayre. Dec 16, 1680.
Page 280. Thomas Topping sells to Wm Barker, a
piece of land in Southampton, bounded south by the land or
home lot of Edward Howell, north and east by said Thom-
as Topping, west by land of said Wm Barker, on which
his dwelling house now stands. The Said piece of land
being in length, east and west 4 poles and 7 feet, and on
the west end adjoining the land of William Barker 22^ feet
wide, and the same at the other end, Being 7^ square
poles. "The said Wm Barker is to fence and will not
erect on the Said land a dwelling house or any building
that hath a fire room in it," April 13, 1688.
(The above is part of the homestead of the late Albert
248 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 281. Richard Post sells to Ezekiel Sandford.
"All that my piece of land at Mecox, being 7 acres, being a
£50 right in the 20 acre division. Bounded west by John
Mitchell, east by £50 right of land which I formerly Sold
to my son Joseph Post, who hath with my consent ex-
changed it unto said Ezekiel Sandford. The said 7 acres
is bounded south and north by highways.
Memorandum.— That upon the 9th day of May 1689,
John Lupton, having in ye pound 7 hogs of John Cook's
out of his enclosed ground on trespass, and in regard that
the Said Cook refused to pay the poundage, he, the said
= Lupton hath at the beat of the drum, sold at a public out-
cry, one black hog to the highest bidder for 6 s. 9 d, in
Page 282. Southampton, April 7, 1688, Whereas we,
the Trustees of Southampton, having taken into considera-
tion the great abuse done in the neighborhood of this
town in making of insufficient leather, we do enact for the
future, that there shall yearly be chosen a Sealer and
Searcher of leather, who shall seal all leather that is well
wrought and every way sufficient and shall have for every
dicker of leather 12 pence in money or 2 shillings in pay
and for every single hide 3 pence. And if any tanner
Shall put to sale any leather that is not first searched, he
shall forfeit the leather, except such leather as they may
use for other purposes than to make shoes or boots. And
if any shoe maker shall make up into shoes or boots any
leather that is not first sealed he shall forfeit £3, one third
to the town, one third to the Sealer and one third to the
informer. And any Currier who shall curry leather, and
not do it sufficiently he shall pay 6 shillings 8 pence.
Ordered by the Trustees April 16, 1688. Whereas the
law requires, all bounds between towns shall be viewed
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once in three years to see that the bound stakes be kept
up. That Edward Howell, Henry Pierson, Samuel Cooper
and Obadiah Rogers are appointed to go and visit the
bounds between us and I he Town of East Hampton, and
to meet East Hamptoi. men at the south stake upon the
23rd of this month. And the men which are appointed to
mark the westward bound at Seatuck, some time next
v/eek, are John Howell, Jr, William Herrick, Samuel Jag-
ger and Isaac Halsey, Jr.
No inhabitant of this town shall entertain any person
who is not an inhabitant for more than one month, with-
out leave of the trustees.
Page 284. April 17, 1688, Lieut. Richard Post and
Dorothy, his wife give to their grand Son Benjamin Foster,
Jr., "All that our now dwelling house and home lot, and all
that close of land at a place called Littleworth Hollow, on
the East side thereof. Bounded south, west and north by
highways. Also i of the close in the Great Plain, hard by
the place where the Plain Gate formerly stood, being the
south half of the close. Also my meadow on the west
beach at a place called Batchelor's Hall.
The said Benjamin Foster is to come and dwell with
the said Richard Post and to take care of the estate for
their mutual comfort during the life of Richard Post and
his wife. If the said Benjamin Foster should marry be-
fore their decease he shall provide for his grandparents a
good warm comfortable room for them to dwell in by
Witness, Joseph Post —
(The home lot is the homestead of late Capt. Charles
Howell, where the "Post Block" now stands. The "Plain
Gate" stood on First Neck Lane near the present house of
Mr. Charles White.)
250 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 287. Jonathan Raynor sells to Henry Pierson.
"All my meadow lying at a place called the Great Meadow,
which fell to me by lot, belonging to a Division layed out
in Hog Neck. Being a £200 allotment, ^150 being lot No.
16, and the other =£50 being part of lot No. 14, with Thom-
as Cooper, Price 55 shillings. April 17, 1688.
(The Great Meadow is on the west side of Main Street,
Sag Harbor. The street itself covers a part of it. See
Vol. II, Printed Records, Page 90—91.
Page 288. John Davis of North Sea, sells to John
Howell, Jr., "my £50 right of meadow in Birch Neck at
Accabogue, Bounded south by the meadow of John Post,
and is in lot No. 25, with the meadow of said John Howell,
Jr. Price 20 shillings, April 23.
(See Printed Records Southampton, Vol. II, Page 116 —
April 10, 1698. Whereas a marriage by God's Grace
is intended, and shortly to be had, between Daniel Sayre
and Hannah Topping, widow; It is agreed that the
said Hannah Topping is to iiave full power over her es-
tate of her late husband Thomas Topping which is now in
the hands of her son Thomas Topping, as by deed April
31, 1685. And the said Hannah Topping resigns all right of
dower in the estate of said Daniel Sayre.
(Thomas Topping mentioned above, was one of the sons
of Capt. Thomas Topping. The homestead includes the
present home lot of Mr. Henry H. Post and also that of
the late Mr. Albert Foster. Daniel Sayre lived on the
present homestead of Mr. Charles S. Halsey.)
Page 290. March 31, 1675, Whereas Richard Barnell
did convey to Thomas Goldsmith a 15 acre allotment by
deed. The said Thomas Goldsmith sells to John Post, "All
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that close of land enclosed, lying between the close of
Capt. John Howell, and the close of John Cooper in the
place called Captains Neck, commonly called or known by
the name of Head of the Creek, being 10 acres, being part
of the premises above mentioned. He reserves the right
to reap 2 acres of winter wheat already sown. Witnesses,
John Elton, Samuel Clark, Nicholas Eddes.
(The lot above is probably now owned by Mr. John
Page 292. Benjamine Moore and wife Anna, of South-
old, sells to Manassah Kempton of Southampton. "All
that my lot of land lying in the Town Plot of Southamp-
ton, Bounded south by the home lot of Robert
Wooley, north by the home lot late in tenure of John
Mopham deceased, west by the town street, east by land
of Robert Wooley. Being 2 acres commonly called Thom-
as Popes home lot, as was formerly fenced and improved
by the said Thomas Pope." Price £30 April 24, 1688.
Witness, John Howell, Nathaniel Roscoe.
(The street called "Post Crossing" runs through the
Page 293. John Raynor sells to Joseph Sayre. "One
half of the lot of land that fell to my father Joseph Raynor
by lot, at a place called Hog Neck, being 10 acres, bounded
south by Thomas Topping, north by Edmund Howell, be-
ing lot 20. Also i of the lot of meadow layed out unto the
said upland lying near Brushy Neck and is likewise bound-
ed and numbered," Price 45 shillings, June 25, 1688, Wit-
ness Zerobabel Topping.
(See Vol II Printed Records Page 89-90-91.)
Page 295. Joseph Pierson binds himself to his mother,
Mary Fletcher £12 "good pay at price current" in consid-
252 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
eration of the use he now has of property belonging to her.
And whenever she may require it she is to have the use of
the new dwelling house, with the chamber or lean-to dur-
ing her life and thus to return to said Joseph Pierson, ac-
cording to her bill of sale dated June 30, 1681. Joseph
Pierson, also agrees to pay his younger brother Theodore
Pierson, £30 in merchantable pay in price current or else
in neat cattle, as they shall be priced by indifferent men,
when he is twenty years of age, Dated June 13, 1682.
Witnesses, Henry Pierson, Samuel Whitehead.
Page 296. Richard Howell sells to Wm. Herrick,
"All his £50 lot of meadow and upland in Second Neck ly-
ing in the lot with Wm. Herrick at a place called Quaquan-
In exchange for this Wm. Herrick gives a £50 lot
lying in Potunk Neck adjoining to the meadow of said
Richard Howell in the same lot. Sept 10, 1688.
("Second Neck" is next east of Ogden's Neck which is
next east of Quogue. The lot at Second Neck mentioned
above is No. 34. See printed Records Vol II Page 253-254.
The lot at Potunk is No. 11. See Vol. II, Page 278.)
Page 298. Samuel Cooper sells to John Jagger. "All
that my lot of land that fell to my father John Cooper at a
place commonly called by the name of Long Pond being
No. 2 and is a 40 Acre lot, and was laid out to a i^l50 right
of commonage belonging to my father."
John Jagger gives in exchange for the above, "All that
his lot of land lying in the 20 acre Division at Sagaponack,
being 20 acres and is No. 8 as it fell to him" Sept. 10,
1688. Witnesses, Mehetabel Howell and John Howell, Jr.
(The lot at Long Fond is on the east side. See Vol. II
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 253
Printed Records Page 77 — 78. For the lot at Sagaponack
see Vol. II, Page 259—263.)
Samuel Cooper and James Cooper, sell to Peregrin }
.' tanborough, "All our two 20 acre lots in the 20 acr2
Division at a place called Sagaponack one of them being
No. 9, and fell to our father John Cooper deceased and the
other we had of John Jagger by way of exchange being
No. 8, as by records may appear. The said two lots are
bounded south and north by highways, east by Josiah
Stanborough, being 40 acres."
Sept. 11, 1688, Witness Abraham Willman.
(See Records Vol. II, Page 259—263. These lots 8 and
9 lay next to each other.)
Page 298. Peregrine Stanborough Sells to Samuel and
James Cooper. "All that my house and land I bought of
John Beswick at Meaox. Bounded east by Benony Newton
and Edward Howell, north by highway west by Samuel
Lum, South by highway. Being 30 jcres. Sept 11, 1688,
(This land is probably on the south side of Mecox
street, west of the homestead of the late Thomas Cooper.)
Page 300. John Laughtcn sells to Wm Herrick, "for
the value of a four year old Steer." "All that my £50 al-
lotment that fell to me in a place called Second Neck, near
Quaqunantuck neck, both upland and meadow." Dec 21,
1688, Witnesses, William Barker, James Brading.
(The above tract includes several acres east of Quogue
and is probably the place late of George H. Penniman. It
could hardly be purchased now "for the value of a four
year old steer." See Vol. II Printed Records Page 254-255.)
Page 302 John Topping sells to Wm Herrick. "All
that my £50 allotment of land and meadow at a place com-
monly called Assops Neck, Also my £50 allotment of
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meadow and upland at a place called Ketchaponack,
Price £3, 10 s, May 9, 1688. He gives Wm. Herrick law-
full possession "by delivering to him a turfe and twig" ac-
cording to ancient custom.
Page 303. Samuel Clark of North Sea, wheelwright,
sells to Samuel Clark "Old Town," All that my £100 lot
of meadow, being part of a lot in Accabog Division, lying
in the lot with the widow Reeves in lot No. 1 on the east
side of the spring at a place called and known by the name
of 15 mile Island. Price 40 s, Dec 26, 1688. Witness,
(The above tract of land is at Flanders, See Vol. II,
Records Page 115.)
Page 305, Richard Post and wife Dorothy sell to John
Gold, Tailor, A certain parcel of land lying at the North-
west corner of my home lot. Bounded west by town
street, north by home I'.t of widow Mary Burnet, east and
south by my own home lot, To lye 32 feet in breadth and
3 rods, 4 feet in length, Oct 30. 1686. Witnesses, Dan Bur-
net, Samuel Whitehead.
(The above lot is on the east side of Main Street next
north of the Post building. It is where the old house of
Mr. Josiah Foster formerly stood, and was sold to the late
Capt. Daniel S. Havens, who we believe built the store now
standing on the lot.)
Page 306. Thomas Topping sells to Thomas Cooper.
"All that my ^ lot of meadow and upland which I bought
of my grand father, Thomas Topping, deceased lying at a
place called Assop's Neck in Quaquanantuck Purchase.
The lot being No. 4 in the Division.
Thomas Cooper gives in exchange all his lot at a place
called Accabogue, being No. 11 and is a £150 lot bounded
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south by the meadow of John Cook and north by the mea-
dow of Arthur Howell, deceased. February 20, 1683.
Witness, Abraham Wilman.
(Assops Neck proper, is east of Quantuck Creek, Little
Assups Neck, now called Quiogue, is west of Quantuck
Creek. For the lot at Accabog See Vol. II, Page 116-118)
Page 307. Samuel Whitehead of Southampton ''Cord-
wainer" sells to Obadiah Sales, "Cooper" "for 50 barrels of
good merchantable whale oil valued at £100. All his now
dwelling house and home lot. Bounded east by Town
Street, north by highway, south and west by home lot of
Edmund Howell as now staked out. The south side is 110
feet, the west 109 feet, the north 143 feet and east in front
116 feet. The said Obadiah Sale is to make all the fence
in the south and west." Feb. 19, 1688, Witness, Robert
(The above is where the house of Mr. Albert H. Reeves
now stands on the corner of Job's Lane. We hardly think
he would sell it now for 50 barrels of whale oil. This
same place was in later years o vned by Hugh Gelston ,
Esq. and the Stocks and whipping post stood on the corner.
Perhaps it might be well if they were there now.)
Page 308. Edmund Howell Sells to Samuel Whitehead.
A piece of ground being part of my home lot. Bounded
north by land of Obadiah Sale, east by town street, west
and South by my own land, being 2^ poles in length north
and south and 3^ poles in front and rear. Feb 28, 1688.
(The house of Mr. George Hallock stands on this lot.)
Page 310. Isaac Willman gives to his son Matthew
Wilman. "For love and affection." "One half of my land
lying on the west side of Sagaponack pond and adjoining
256 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
thereto. Except three acres which I have given to his
younger brethren." "Also one half of all my land at the
Long Pond with Christopher Learning, being about lOJ
acres and also 2 lots of meadow upon the beach westward.
Also a lot of meadow at Catchaponack." And a £50 right
of Commonage. Dec. 3, 1688, Witness, Mary Taylor.
(The land at Sagg Pond is where the bridge crosses it.
The first church at Bridgehampton stood on a part of the
land. See Vol. Ill, Printed Records, Page 238. For land at
Long Pond see Page 303.)
Page 31L Isaac Wilman gives to his son Isaac Wil-
man, Jr., "All that my now dwelling house and home lot,
with all the land thereunto adjoining. Bounded west
by Town street, south by Wm Herrick, north by widow
Cook, and John White, east by Commons. Reserving a
quarter of an acre of said home lot next the Town Street,
and William Herricks lot, for a common pasture for the
rest of my sons and daughter to put their horses in on
Sabbath day and other times when they come to town.
I also give him two acres of land in Captains Neck,
bounded north by John Jessup, south by Joseph Foster.
Also my land of upland and meadow in Potunk Neck, be-
ing No. 15, And my lot of meadow at Shinnecock bounded
west by Mr. Howell, east by Henry Pierson. Also a £50
right of Commonage, but i of all future divisions of land
are to go to my three youngest sons, John, Theophilus and
Benjamin. I also give him 10 acres in the North D vision
of the Ox Pasture, bounded east by Edmund Howell, west
by highway, north by road to Shinnecock. Also 9J acres
at ye Long Pond in the 40 Acre Division." Jan 10, 1688
Witness, Mary Maltbie.
(The home lot is the homestead of Wm. J. Post. Esq
The second church in Southampton stood on the south-
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west corner. The sons and daughters of Isaac Wilman
lived at Mecox and rode to church on horse back as was
very common in those days. The homestead extended
east to the Old Town street. The land in the Ox Pasture
is the late homestead of Mr. Emmett Sayre,)
Page 313. John Howell, Jr, sells to Mr. John Campbell
a i:50 right of Commonage east of Canoe Place. Price £3.
13 s. 4 d.
Page 314. Benjamin Foster sells to Henry Pierson a
£50 lot on Hog Neck, being 7 acres in lot No, 26. Also a
i^50 lot of meadow belonging to it lying near Brushy Neck
in Lot No. 26. April 2, 1686.
(See Vol. II, Records, Page 90— 91.)
Page 315. Isaac ^nd John Raynor sell to Isaac Halsey
their 20 acre lot at Mecox in the 20 acre division. Bound-
ed east by the lot of Isaac Halsey which he bought of
Edmund Howell, west by Jeremiah Halsey. Being 20
acres as it fell to Joseph Raynor deceased. Also a £100
lot of meadow at Accabogue, being § of a lot in that divis-
ion and stands upon record as No. 35. Isaac Halsey gives
in exchange, "All that his certain piece of land lying at
the north lend of said Isaac and John Raynor's home lot,
B )imded west by land of Ephraim Howell, north by high
way. Being 22 acres and formerly belonged to Thomas
Reeves." May 4, 1689
• (For the lot at Mecox see Vol. II, Printed Records, Page,
261—262. It is probably on the south side of the road to
Bridgehampton, west of Kelly's Pond. For the lot at Ac-
cabogue see Page 117—118. The lot that Isaac Halsey
gave in exchange is probably the homestead of late Joseph
Robinson, north of the land of Mr. John Scott, at Wicka-
258 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 316. Whereas John Cooper of Southampton, did
on May 16, 16 — , mortgage to Samuel Shrimpton of Boston,
merchant, all his houses and lands in Southampton being
a £200 allotment, except 3 acres lying by the Town Pond,
as security for the sum of £500. and whereas Samuel
Cooper and James Cooper have paid the same the said
Samuel Shrimpton having given and remitted to Sarah
Cooper, the widow £100 of the same. The said Samuel
Shrimpton releases all claim. April 25, 1687.
(The 3 acres by the Town Pond is where Mr. Henry
Culver lately lived.)
Page 318. Sarah Cooper widow and administratrix of
the estate of John Cooper, gives to her two eldest sons
Samuel and James Cooper, all her right to ^d estate.
They are to pay her £16 a year, one half in dl^ at 40 shil-
lings a barrel and beef at 40 shillings a barnel. And she
is to have the use of the east room of her now dwelling
house and bedding and other things for her support and if
the said room shall hereafter prove unacceptable to dwell
in, they are to provide her a more comfortable room.
And if £16 be insufficient for her comfortable maintenance
they shall add so much as may be necessary for her de-
cent and comfortable maintenance. She is to allow £8 for
her diet and she reserves the right to dispose of her
clothes to whoever she prefers. May 18, 1689. Witness,
Page 320. Whereas John Cooper, deceased, had at
the time of his death, houses, lands and tenements and left
sons Samuel, James and Thomas. They divide the estate
as follows :
1st Samuel Cooper is to have 45 acres of the home lot
being the part of the home lot next to the street. And the
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lot in the Great Plain in Captains Neck, bounded north by
John Post, deceased. And one lot in the Ox Pasture, be-
ing a wood lot lying in the south part of the Ox Pasture
on the west side of Captains Neck hollow. And f of a
south lot in the Ox Pasture, bounded west by John Bishop.
And a lot of meadow at Accabogue lying on the east side
of Red Creek Neck, And ^ of the piece of meadow at ye
North Sea, not including the piece that was improved by
Christopher Lupton. Also a £50 lot of meadow on the
beach in the lot with Joseph Post. And a lot of meadow
in Seponack and ^ of the interest in the beach or drift.
Also i of the lot at the Scuttle Hole Division. And a lot
on Hog Neck No. 5. And a £125 right of Commonage —
And i the commonage in the North Sea line, being in the
whole £125. And h of a lot in Southold being in the
whole about 150 acres.
2nd James Cooper is to have 26 acres of the home lot
lying at the west end. And all that close lying by the Ox
Pasture Gate, over against Thomas Cooper's, bounded
north by the highway, south by the land of Mr. Whiting.
And all that land in the Great Plain lying by the Pond
side, -bounded east by the Town Pond, south by Richard
Howell. Also 2 acres in Halsey's Neck, bounded south by
the close of John Foster. Also 5 acres in the Great Plain
bounded west by John Post's close at the Head of the
Creek and north by the Ox Pasture land. And 2 Acres in
the Ox Pasture by Joseph Pierson's. And all the meadow
at Shinnecock on the west side of Jonathan Raynor's
meadow. And a lot of meadow upon the beach in the
Pine Division No. 4. And a lot of meadow at Accabogue in
Birch Neck No 17. And all that piece of meadow at
North Sea which Christopher Lupton used to mow;
bounded west by the meadow divided to Samuel Cooper
and parted from it by a small pond and ditch. And a lot
260 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
of land at Hog Neck No. 33. And i the upland and com-
monage belonging to a £125 right of commonage within
the North Sea line, And a £100 right of Commonage
throughout the bounds of Southampton. And J of the
interest of the west beach and drift. And h the 150 acre
lot in Southold. And 5 ol a 40 acre lot at Scuttle Hole.
3rd Thomas Cooper is to have, All that 30 acres of
land formerly belonging to Mr. Stanborough, bounded east
by the home lot of Benony Newton, and 20 acres of land
at Mecox Plains, and nine acres more running down the
north side of Edward Howell's land to Long Pond. And J
of a 40 acre lot at Scuttle Hole. And all those several par-
cels of meadow belonging to the aforesaid accommoda-
tions that lyes eastward of Farrington's Neck, And J of
the meadow at North Sea except what is given to his
brother James, And i of a fifty of land of a 40 acre lot ly-
ing at Rocky Hollow. And 5 of the interest in the beach
and drift. Dated May 18. 1689 ^
(The home lot given to Samuel Cooper is the home of
late Capt. Mercator Cooper and is one of the few home-
steads which have descended in the same family since the
original laying out. The west part of the home lot given
to James Cooper is now owned by Wm and James Ford-
ham and land adjoining.
The close by the Ox Pasture gate given to James
Cooper includes the Irving House and lands late of Ed-
ward C. Reeves, and extending south to the lot of Henry
A. Fordham, which was formerly parsonage land. The lot
by the Town Pond is the lot now owned by the heirs of
Judge Kilbreth. The 5 acres in the Great Plain by John
Post's close is probably now owned by Edward P. Hunt-
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The land given to Thomas Cooper is at Mecox, and
we believe a- part of it is still owned by his descendants
and is the homestead on the south side of Mecox street.
In the above division, Thomas Cooper is mentioned as
Thomas Cooper, Jr. This was to distinguish him from his
uncle, Thomas Cooper who was then living on the lot now
owned by Rufus Sayre, opposite First Neck Lane and the
land adjoining. For the right on the beach see Vol. II,
Printed Records, Page 344—345. "Farrington's Neck" is
Page 322. Richard Howell sells to John Howell, Jr.,
"/ 11 that my lot of meadow as it stands upon Record in
the Town Book, and fell to me by lot No. 33" John How-
ell, Jr, gives in exchange, "All that his 2 lots and a £50 right
of meadow lying westward of the Town upon the South
Beach in the Pines Division, being No. 5 No. 7, and a part
of No. 8 with Edward Howell. No 5 is bounded west by
Joseph- Pierson and. ^east by James Cooper" Dated April
29, 1689. Witnessed, John Burnet ; John Maltbie.
(For the Division of meadows on the Beach see Vol.
II, Printed Records, Page 123.)
Page 324. Richard Post and wife Dorothy, sell to John
Jagoe, All that my 2 acres of land lying in the Great
Playne, on the east side of Halsey's Neck as it was former-
ly laid cut. Ecunded scuth ty Isnd of Ecbert "Wcolley,
north by my own land" Price £3 May 30, 1689.
(John Jagoe was a carpenter, and came here from
Queens Court. He lived on the homestead of late Mr.
Page 325. Josiah Raynor sells to John Raynor, "All
that the i of my meadow that lyeth at a place called by
the name of Shinneccck Little Neck, Being i of the mead-
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ow that lyeth there that was formerly belonging to my
father Joseph Raynor deceased. Also all my right and
title to the meadow that belonged to my father lying in
Shinnecock Great Neck. Also a £50 right of meadow and
upland in Ogdens Neck"
John Raynor gives in exchange. "All that my part of
the lot of land formerly laid out to my father Joseph Ray-
nor and Richard Howell, lying at a place called Wind Mill
Hill westward of Scuttle Hole, Being ? of a 40 acre lot as
it was laid out. Also 1| acres of land in ye Great Playne
in the 10 acre lots. Bounded west by Richard Post."
Dated June 26, 1689.
(Note. The meadows on Shinnecock, were among
the first lands laid out but the record is lost. They have
been held by private owners ever since. They were ex-
pressly reserved in the lease given to the Indians in 1703.
The lot at Wind Mill is lot No. 15 of the 40 acre Divis-
ion. The locality still remains the same. For this lot see
Vol. II, Printed Records, Page 77-78. The 10 acre lots in
the Great Plain is the tract between Halsey's Neck Lane
and Captains Neck Lane.)
Page 326. Richard Post sells to John Howell, Sr.' "All
that my parcel of land lying in Halseys Neck. Bounded
south by land I sold John Jagoe, north by land of Joseph
Pierson, West by highway. Being 2 acres. Being the re-
mainder of 5 acres of which I have sold to John Jagoe 2
acres." July 23, 1689. Witness Susanah Howell, Prudence
Richard Post sells to John Howell, Jr., "All that my
parcel of land in Halsey's Neck, bounded by land I sold to
John Jagoe, north by Joseph Pierson, east by Jonathan
Raynor, west by lane being 2 acres. Being the remainder
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of 4 acres, of which I have sold to John Jagoe 2 acres,
July 23, 1689.
John Howell, Jr, sells to John White, "now a resident
of Hunttington" § of a lot of mea'Jow and upland in Catch-
aponack neck, being a £100 allotment in lot No. 27.
John White gives in exchange § of a lot of meadow
and upland in Quaquanantuck neck, being a £100 allot-
ment in lot No 11. Oct. 14, 1689. Witnesses, Robert Kel-
lan, James Braling.
(For the above lots see Printed Records Vol. II, Page
Page 328. William Herrick sells to James Herrick.
"All that my land at the Mill Neck, on both sides of the
path being about 30 acres on the north side of the path,
bounded south by the path to East Hampton. And about
14 acres on the south side of the path, as I divided with
Mr. Rogers. Also all my £100 allotment of upland and
meadow at Catchaponack in lot No. 34. And all my lot of
meadow on the west beach for the term of 7 years.
James Herrick gives in exchange, with the consent of
his mother, Martha Phillips. "All his parcel of land at
Flying Point ; being 10 acres. Also his right in wood close,
being 15 acres adjoining on the north side of the land of
Obadiah Rogers. Also his £50 allotment of meadow at
Assups Neck. Sept. 18, 1689.
(The land in Mill Neck is now the homestead of Mr.
Henry Martin Rose. Also the land opposite on the south
side of the road. The oak grove that is so conspicuous a
feature in the landscape is a part of this land which was
laid out to James Herrick and Obadiah Rogers in 1679.
See Printed Records. Vol II, Page 109.)
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Page 330. Jonah Fordham sells to Tnomas Cooper,
"All my £100 allotment of meadow at Accabogue in Birch
Neck, being § of a lot, bounded north by Joseph Post, be-
ing in the same lot with Edward Howell upon Wines
Point. May 31, 1689.
(This lot is No. 57 in the Accabogue Division near Flan-
ders. See Vol. II, Printed Records, Page 117.)
Josiah Halsey sells to Lot Burnet a £50 right of Com-
monage throughout, the bounds of the Town of Southamp-
ton. Price 50 shillings, Oct. 11, 1689.
Page 332. Edward Howell sold to Josiah Bartholemew
and Henry Willis, his executor sold to John Jagoe, March
29, 1688, a tenement, messuage and lot of ground, bound-
ed south by Edward Howell 4 rods, 7 feet and 3 inches.
West by Town street, 6 rods 4 feet and 10 inches, North
by Wm Barker 4 rods, 15 feet and 3 inches. East by Ed-
ward Howell 5 rods, 12 feet and 6 inches, "as by deed."
John Jagoe sells the same to Wm Barker, merchant. Nov.
(The new house of Edward H. Foster, Esq. stands on
the above described lot next south of the homestead of
late Albert Foster.)
Page 334. John Jagoe sells to Joseph Herson the 2
acres of Richard Post in Halsey's Neck. Nov. 22, 1689.
(see page 326.)
Page 335. Thurston Raynor sells to John Raynor and
J osiah Raynor i of a lot of meadow in Potunk Neck being
No. 4 as laid out to my father Joseph Raynor. Feb, 26,
1689. (See Vol II, Printed Records, Page 276.)
Page 336. Isaac and Daniel Halsey sell to John Ray-
nor, Isac c Raynor and Josiah Raynor, a lot of meadow at
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Shinnecock, on the west side of the Great Neck, bounded
north by Isaac Raynor, south by Thurston Raynor and
Capt, Pierson. Which said lot was all the meadow that
did formerly belong to Thomas Halsey in that place.
They give in exchange "our lot of meadow and upland
in Potunk Neck ; bounded west by Obadiah Rogers, east
by John Bishop. Being lot No. 4 laid out to Joseph Ray-
nor. Feb. 27, 1689.
John Howell, Jr. sells to ohn Woodruff, "All that my
4 lots of orchard land lying at the Millstone Brook adjoin-
ing to the east of the said John Woodruff s land. Being 6
acres more or less.
John Woodruff gives in exchange, "A lot of upland
and meadow in Ogdens Neck as it fell to him by lot.
March 24, 1689-90.
(The land at Millstone Brook is now part of the farm
late of Capt. Elias White.)
Page 338. Joseph Fordham Sells to John Howell, Jr.
"2 lots of Orchard land at a place called Millstone Brook.
Bounded east by said brook, west by John Woodruff being
3 acres as laid out to my father"
(There seems to have been laid out about 1670 a divis-
ion of a few acres of land to each proprietor for "Orchard
1 and." There is no record of this division but all the lots
mentioned were at Seponack or in that region.)
Page 339. John Howell, Jr. sells to Jonathan Raynor,
"All my lot of upland and meadow which I bought of John
Woodruff in Ogdens Neck" March 29, 1690.
(See page 338, Ogdens Neck is next east of Quogue.
This lot is No. 23. See Printed Records Vol. II Page 253.)
Page 340. Elnathan Topping sells to John Howell Jr.,
a £150 right of meadow at Accabogue being ^ of lot
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24. Also a 50 of upland and meadow in Potimk Neck,
being in the same lot with Joseph Pierson. Nov. 19 1689.
Elnathan Topping sells to Thomas Cooper, a 50 of upland
and meadow in Odgens Neck. May 2, 1690.
Page 341. April 1, 1690. Macarak, alias Humphrey,
Indian native of Unkechogue in Suffolk County sells to
Andrew Gibb of West Quoneticut, in said County : i of a
certain neck of upland on the south side of Long Island,
within the township of Brookhaven. Bounded west by
Musquatux creek, and Minaussums neck to the westward;
east by Sunkapogue creek and to Waspeunk or Squorums
neck ; north by a straight line drawn from ye head of the
swamp of Sunkapogue creek, to the head of swamp of
Musqatux creek ; and south by the unplowable meadow
and South bay. All the said i part of said Neck, to begin
at Sunkapogue creek, and so to run on a north and south
line until the full half shall be divided by a line running
from the south bay into the north bounds. Commonly
known to the English by the name of Mastic Neck, in two
equal halves. With all &c, except the unplowable meadow.
Witness, John Howell, Obadiah Sale, John Mowbray.
Page 344. May 29, 1690. Thomas Stephens sells to
Martha Cook and Abagail Cook, "All that certain mes-
suage of land and tenements, namely his new dwelling
house and home lot ; and sixty acres of woodland which
he bought of the town, by the Head of the Mill Pond.
The said home lot is bounded east by land of John Parker,
north by highway south and west by the water. And the
60 acres of woodland is bounded east by land of Humphrey
Hughes, south by highway. Martha Cook and Abagail
Cook, give in exchange, "All their certain home lot, that
did belong to Ellis Cook, deceased, being 4 acres, bounded
south by Isaac Willman, and west ty Tcwne street, with
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all the land and meadow belonging to said home lot name-
ly a £100 allotment in the Great and Little Plains and Ox
Pasture, being 20 acres in divers pieces. Also meadow at
Shinnecock and Seponack and a £150 allotment at Asops
Neck, alias Assups Sto tke. And § of a lot at Potunk, and
§ of a lot at Accabogue as they stand upon record to Ellis
Cook. Also 15 acres of woodland of a 40 acre lot lying at
(The homestead of Thomas Stephens, is now the farm of
Theodore A. Halsey at Water Mill. The home lot of Ellis
Cook which is given in exchange is now the home lot of
the heirs of George Herrick. Some of the land at Potunk
is now owned by the descendants of Thomas Stephens.)
Page 346. Theophilus Howell sells to Obadiah and
Jonah Rogers, § of a lot in Assup Neck. They give in ex-
change a lot in Potunk Neck, as it stands upon record to
our father, Obadiah Rogers. May 2, 1690.
(The lot in Potunk is No. 3. See Vol. II, Printed Rec-
ords, Page 278.)
Page 347. Josiah Raynor "in consideration of a cer-
tain quantity of well burned, good substantial bricks, so
many as will sufficiently serve to build such a stack of
chimnies as are in John Raynors now dwelling house, to
be delivered by John Beswick, either of the Kiln at Sepon-
ack or Long Springs on or before the last day of July
1691" For these Josiah Raynor sells John Beswick i of a
30 Acre lot in the Scuttle Hole Division as it stands upon
record to my father Joseph Raynor and Richard Howell.
June 2, 1690.
(The 40 acre lot is in the neighborhood of the Alderman
Haines place at Scuttle Hole. John Beswick was the boss
brickmaker, at that time. The mention of Seponack and
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Long Springs, shows where the bricks were made. John
Raynors house stood at Wickapogue, on the lot of Mr.
Page 349. John Scott of Southampton, sells to John
Rose, a house and home lot and all the meadow and Com-
monage that was formerly John Loomes', of Hunttington,
"yea every part and parcel thereof for the sum of £34
sterling, to be paid in convenient time." Reserving to Mr.
Anthony Waters that part of Fosters home lot that for-
merly did belong to John Loome." July 18, 1690. Wit-
ness, John Davis.
(The home lot of John Loom [or Lum] at North Sea is
the corner lot on the north side of the road to the landing
and is still called "Lum's lot")
Anthony Waters of Jamaica, sells "to my brother John
Rose" all my right of land in ye place commonly called
Cow Neck. Nov 13, 1670
Page 349-50, Matthew Howell sells to John, Joseph
and Benjamin Foster. All my lot of meadow and upland
in Ogdens Neck, as it fell to my father John Howell, They
give in exchange a lot of meadow and upland in Quaqua-
nantuck Neck, as it fell to Christopher Foster, being No.
14. Aug 1, 1690.
(For lot in Quogue see Vol. II, Printed Records, Page
Page 350. Benjamin Davis, weaver, sells to Joseph
Sayre (in consideration of one acre of land in Little Plain
in my close and 24 shillings in mcney) a piece of land in
the Ox Pasture north Division. Bounded east by land be-
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longing to the ministry, west by land I sold to Joseph Hil-
dreth, containing 2^ acres. April 6, 1690.
(The .above is a part of the homestead of late Franklij.
Jagger on Hill Street)
Page 351. Edmund Howell sells to John Howell, Jr,
(in consideration of a £50 right of meadow and upland in
Fourth Neck and one shilling in money) ^ of my lot at
Ogdens Neck, being a £50 lot. August 5, 1690. Witness
Page 352. Isaac Bower sells to John Burnet "All my
lot in the 20 acre Division being No. 5 as laid out to
Thomas Trevally. Bounded east and west by Joseph
Fordham north and south by highways. April 23. 1690.
John Burnet gives in exchange two parcels of land at
a place called Mill Pond Head, as described in a bill of sale
Nov. 18, 1687, containing 20 acres and 132 poles.
(The lot of Thomas Trevally is at Sagg near the East
Hampton line. The lots at Mill Pond Head are south of
the farm lately owned by Benjamin Palmer. See Printed
Records Vol. II, Page 78.)
Page 354. John Burnett sells to William Terbell.
"All that my lot at a place called Sagaponack laid out for
a 20 acre lot in that Division to Jonas Bower ; and which I
bought of Isaac Bower, Bounded east by Edward Howell,
west by Joseph Fordham. Being No. 5. August 13, 1690.
(This is the same lot described on page 352.)
Page 355. Isaac Raynor sells to his brother Josiah
Raynor, "All my part of a lot of meadow we bought of
Isaac and Daniel Halsey lying at Shinnecock Great Neck
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on the west side thereof. Being i of a lot bounded south
by Capt. Henry Pierson, north by my own meadow.
In exchange Josiah Raynor gives a £50 right in Lot 22
in Ogdens Neck.
August 22, 1690.
(Ogdens Neck is next east of Quogue.)
Page 356. John Davis, "for considerable value re-
ceived" makes over to John Oldfield a £50 commonage,
"with all privileges."
Dated Oct. 21, 1664. Witnesses, Samuel Clark, Jona-
John Oldfield assigns the above £50 of Commonage to
Ann Phillips in lieu of a former agreement to sell Ann
Phillips a £50 of Commonage.
Dated Nov. 3. 1664, Witnesses, Henry Pierson,
"I John Woodruff, Jr. do hereby acknowledge to have
received of Ann Phillips of Southampton £20 for my four
acres of land, more or less, lying in Great Plaine, on a
neck called Halseys Neck which land was some time be-
longing unto Edmund Howell." Dated Sept. 6, 1665.
Witnesses, John Topping, Henry Pierson.
Page 357 "Assignment of a bill of Sale that Thomas
Cooper had of Elnathan Topping, to Joseph Post."
"Thomas Cooper of Southampton assigns to Joseph
Post of Southampton, all that my £50 allotment of meadow
and upland within mentioned, lying in Ogdens Neck as I
bought it of the within said Elnathan Topping." Dated
1690. Witness John Howell, Jr.
"Joseph Post of Southampton in consideration of a £50
allotment of meadow and upland in Ogdens neck which I
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have already received of Thomas Cooper of said South-
ampton ;" Sells to Thomas Cooper. "All that my £50 al-
lotment of meadow and upland lying in the neck called
Quaquanantuck neck being No. 13 in that Division as \i
fell by lot to my father Richard Post deceased. Dated
August 21. 1690. Witness, Sarah Post.
Page 358. Final agreement between Joseph, Henry,
Benjamin and Theodore Pierson sons of Henry Pierson,
deceased ; "each to possess and enjoy their several propor-
tions of the said inheritance as its hereafter expressed."
"1st Joseph Pierson shall have i of the home lot the west
end next the street with all the housing thereon according
to his former agreement with his mother and all ye land
called the Old Town Close ; and 20 acres of wood land by
Saml Bai nes lot ; g of the land at Hog neck and 5 acres in
ye ten acre lots, two in the Ox Pasture and one acre in
Halseys neck toward the bottom and 3 acres more in the
said neck lying over against Thomas Coopers Close ; half
meadow at North Sea and i of all the meadow and up-
land in Quaga Purchase ; a fifty of meadow at Accabogue,
a lot of meadow upon the beach and a £50 of allotment
2nd Henry Pierson shall have 40 acres woodland in
Scuttle Hole Division ; ^ of the land in Hog Neck and all
the meadow belonging to the whole lot ; i of the home lot
adjoining to Joseph's part ; 5 of all the meadow and up-
land in Quaga Purchase ; a fifty of meadow at Accabogue,
3 acres in the ten Acre lots and two in the First Neck in
the Plain, all * the meadow in the bottom of Shinnecock
Neck and the meadow on the west side of Longtongue and
a £50 Allotment and Commonage.
3rd ye the said Benjamin shall have 5 of the home
lot at ye east end with the housing thereon ; ^ of the land
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at Hog Neck ; 2 acres of land in the Little Plain ; 12 acres
of ye close of land at Littleworth at the west end with
other land adjoining ; one acre at the ten acre lots the
North Division of land in the Ox Pasture ; i of all the
meadow at North Sea ; k of all the meadow and upland in
Quaga Purchase ; i a fifty of meadow at Accabogue nd ^
a Fifty Pound commonage.
4th Theodore Pierson shall have all the Close of land
at Littleworth except 12 acres and all that acre of land in
Captain's Neck ; one acre in Halsey's Neck by John How-
ell's land ; All the meadow at Shinnecock Little Neck and
Old Fort ; k of all the meadow and upland in Quaga Pur-
chase ; 5 a meadow at Accabogue ; all the meadow at Se-
ponack and J a Fifty of Commonage. Dated October 15,
1690. Witnesses, John Howell, Jr. Theo. Howell.
(The home lot is where the Presbyterian church now
stands in Southampton, and extended east to Old Town
The Old Town Close is the land of late Col. Benjamin A.
Foster, and now owned by his son Mr. James E. Foster,
The close at Little worth, is on the south side of the
country road, and east of the road to Cobb, and is now
owned by Henry White, and perhaps include the home-
stead of late Benjamin C. Foster.)
Page 360. Abram Willman sells to William Herrick.
"All that my lot of meadow and upland lying and being at
a place called 2nd Neck Quaga Purchase ; being of the
denomination of a £150. of meadow and upland which is
one whole lot in that division, which I had by donation of
my father Isaac Willman, as it may and doth appear upon
the records of the said town.
In exchange, William Herrick sells to Abraham Will-
man ; all that his £100 allotment ol meadow and upland
lying and being in Assops Neck adjoining to the neck
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called Quaqua Neck." Dated Nov. 26. 1690. Witnesses,
John Howell, Jr., Joseph Pierson.
Page 361. Benjamin Pierson, formerly of Southamp-
ton, now of Elizabethtown, N. J. sells to Theophilus Howell
of Southampton for the sum of £12. "All that my certain
tract or parcel of land of 3 acres as it lies in ye Great Plain
in the ten acre lots, bounded east by the land of Henry
Pierson and south and north by highways ; and also all
that my lot of land lying in the north Division in the Ox
Pasture as it fell by lot and stands upon the records of
said town unto my father Henry Pierson, deceased."
Dated October 15. 1690. Witnesses, John Howell, Jr.
Page 363. Thomas Lupton sells to John Jessup, by
way of exchange, "All that my £50 allotment of meadow
and upland lying and being at a place called Quaquanan-
tuck neck which did formerly belong unto the accommo-
dations of John Mappani deceased."
In exchange, John Jessup sells to Thomas Lupton ;
"all that his proportion of Orchard land lying at the Mill-
stone Brook, bounded north and west by land of John
Woodruff, being by estimation 5 acre of land more or less"
Dated November 24, 1690. Witness, Abraham Will-
man, John Howell, Jr.
Page 364. John- Woodruff, by way of exchange sells
to John Jessup. "All that certain parcel of land, being
about two acres and three roods of land, in the Great
Plain, in the ten acre lots which my father formerly had
of Thomas Halsey, now bounded by the land belonging to
the said John Jessup on both sides ; also all that my cer-
tain lot of meadow and upland lying and being in Catcha-
ponack Neck, being of the denomination of a 150 in that
274 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Division as it was laid out to me more or less, as it stands
to me upon record No. 24"
In exchange thereof John Jessop sells tojohn Woodruff:
"all that I lis certain piece of land, by estimation 2 acres
and upward lying in the Great Plain in Halseys Neck,
bounded North by the ten acre lot highway in the east
furlong in that neck ; also all that his lot of meadow and
upland at Accabogue, being No 32 in that Division ; also
all that his lot of meadow lying at Brushy Neck that was
laid out to Hog Neck Division, being about 1 acre more or
less" Dated November 24, 1690. Witnesses, John Will-
man, John Woodruff.
Page 366. Edmund Howell, yeoman sells to Obadiah
Sale, for "five pounds, ten shillings ; a certain parcel of
land situate lying and being in Southampton aforesaid, be-
ing by estimation twelve full and complete square rods of
land to lie two rods east and west and six rods north and
South which parcel of land is bounded north by a highway,
east by the land of Obadiah Sale, west and south by land
of Mr Edmund Howell." Dated June 30, 1690. Witnesses,
Acknowledged before, Richard Smith, Justice.
(This is part of the homestead of Albert Reeves, on
the west side of main street south of Jobs Lane)
John Beswick, Brickler, alias Brickmaker, and wife
Mary Beswick sell to Leonard Harris ; "a certain tract of
land containing 20 acres more or less, lying and being in
the bounds of Southampton and bounded east and west
from the said Beswicks house on the south — bounded on
the highway as it was laid out and on the east adjoining to
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Kellis Pond commonly known by that name"
Dated, May 21, 1690. Witness, Elizabeth Barnes,
Page 369. Isaac Halsey sells to Josiah Raynor a rood
of land in the Little Plains adjoining on the south side of
Richard Howells close. April 10. 1691.
In exchange Josiah Raynor gives a £50 lot of m_eadow
at Accabogue in the same lot with Isaac Halsey.
Isaac Halsey sells to his brother Jonathan Halsey 1 lot
and I5 in the 20 acre division at Mecox, being lot No. 1.
and i of lot No 2. Also a £50 lot of meadow and upland
in Potunk Neck.
In exchange Jonat han Halsey sells to his brother Isaac
Halsey all his part of the home lot at Tov/n that wa^ his
grand father Halsey's, being about 5 acres that is in the
lot that was Mr. WoodhuU's and i of the other lot adjoin-
ing, as given him by his father's will. Also i of 26 acres
in the Great Plains in the 13 acre lots by John Jaggers
close. "Also my close called Troublesom." And 1 acre
in the Little Plains in Major Howells close. Aoril 10,
(The lot of Isaac Halsey, ''that was formerly Mr.
WoodhuU's" is the original home lot of Richard Woodhull
who was an early settler in Southampton and afterwards
moved to Brookhaven where he was the founder of a fa-
mous family. The lot is on the west side of the Main
street of Southampton, and includes the old house of late
Edwin C. Halsey, the store of the Hildreth brothers, and
the Fordham lot, and the lot of Mr. Lawrence. The 26
acres in the Great Plain is the home lot of the late C. Wyl-
lys Betts and the lot on the South Side of the lane.)
Page . Robert Kallam of Hunttington and Hannah
his wife formerly widow of John White of Southampton
276 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
give to their son John White, all her right to that third
part of land that we possess in Southampton, formerly in
tenure of John White, deceased. March 7. 1691-2.
Page 372. John Beswick, brick maker, sells to John
Campbell of Southampton, a house and lot laying near
Sagaponack and the Brushy Plain, late in occupation of
John Lupton, being 9 acres, also a 15 acre lot at a place in
Southampton called Hunttington, , late in tenure of
John Raynor. Price £30, March 30, 1691.
(The house and lot were probably in Bridge hampton
village, near the road running south tc- Mecox. The place
called Huntingtori, is north of Mr. Orlando Hand's place.)
Page 375. Rev. Jonah Fordham being about to marry
Hester Topping, makes over to her ^ of all his estate. The
said Jonah Fordham has a daughter Keziah, and if she dies
then the said Hester is to have the other J of the estate,
during her widowhood, if she survives her husband.
April 7. 1691.
Page 376. John Hopping of East Hampton, sells to
John Piny of Southampton 5 of a share of Montauk which
hie purchased of Thomas Osborn and Peregrine Stanbor
ough. Nov. 19, 1688.
.- Qohn Piny was a blacksmith in Southampton and his
home lot was where Mr. Livingston Bowden now lives.)
Page 380. Edmund Howell sells to John Piny, black-
smith a £50 allotment in the Ox Pasture "in the 8th lot
in number from the East toward west." March 12, 1691.
(This is probably a part of Judge Russell's home lot on
the North side of Captains Neck Lane.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 277
Page 381. Benjamine Cooper with the consent of his
brother Thomas Cooper sells to John Jessup a £50 lot of
meadow in Quaquanantuck Neck.
John Jessup gives in exchange a £50 lot of meadow in
Ogdens Neck, that formerly fell to Jonathan Raynor, by
lot and by him sold to John Jessup. May 6, 1691.
Page 382. Benjamin Cooper sells to John Jessup 1-50
of meadow and upland in Quaquanantuck Neck, being
part of the lot my father had by lot in that division lying
in the same lot which I have this day exchanged with
John Jessup. May 6, 1691.
Page 383. Southampton May, 1691. Agreement be-
tween Isaac Cory of Southampton and Anthony Ludlam,
eldest son of Anthony Ludlam, deceased. Isaac Cory mar-
ried the widow of Anthony Ludlam, and he releases to
Anthony Ludlam all claims to the land of his father. He
also gives him 4 acres of land with housing and buildings
that he bought of John Corwithy of Southampton, "smith"
also 2 three year old steers, and a negro man "Tom."
Anthony Ludlam agrees that Isaac Cory shall remain
in quiet possession of the house and premises until the
16th of Cctcter next ; and he shall have | of all wheat
sown and all the oats and flax being 2J acres and 5 the
land planted with Indian corn, also the use of the pastures
at Kelly's pcrd, and he agrees to pay to Isaac Corey £20
and Isaac Cory is to be free from a bond given by him
and his wife Saiah.
Page . Daniel Sayre gives to his son Daniel
Sayre, Jr. 8 acres of land at Sagaponack, bounded south
by Edward Howell, north by land of Shamgar Hand, West
John Morehouse, east by highway, July 1, 1690. Witness,
Hannah Howell, Eliner Howell.
278 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 386. John Foster Cooper sells to David Sayre
Jr. a £50 right in lot No. 10 in Hog Neck containing about
7 acres, or ^ of a 20 acre lot, with the meadow lying in ye
Great Meadow, by the eastern bounds of the town. June
Witnesses, Thomas Sayre, Mary Willman.
(The Great Meadow is on the west side of the Main
street of Sag Harbor.)
Page 387. Josiah Topping of Sagaponack, sells to
Daniel Sayre, Jr, a parcel of land at Sagaponack, bounded
€0Uth by highway, north by Josiah Toppings lot, east by
highway west by Josiah Stanborough's lot. Zachary Lo-
rare, Phebe Topping.
(The above is supposed to be corner of Sagg stref^t and
Page 388. Isaac Willman of Southampton sells to
Ezekiel Sandford 7 square rods of land by measure lying
and being at the west end of a certain road bridge lately
erected by said Ezekiei Sandford over a certain pond
known by the name of Sagaponack pond, bounded east by
the west end of said bridge, northwestward upon a high-
way formerly purchased by the town of Southampton,
south by other lands of my own. Price 30 shillings. July
The above sale is confirmed by Abraham Willman,
Isaac Willman and Matthew Willman, Witnesses, James
Brading, Richard Star,
Ezekiel Sandford assigns and makes over the above
sale to "The Inhabitants of Mecox and Sagaponack to
them and their heirs, as it is now staked out and adjoining
said bridge." They are not to debar Isaac Willman from
joining his fence to the said bridge.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 279
(The above mentioned bridge was used for many years
but finally was decayed and disused. Relics of it were
found when the present bridge was made.)
Thomas Goodwin (or Goodin) constitutes and appoints
(with which Ann Goodwin consents), his brother William
Simpkins "his lawful attorney to act in all my concerns in
my absence, either in disposing of house, land cattle" or
other property "now at Long Island"
Dated March 2: 1690
(Date of Ann Goodwin's signature is March 25: 1691.)
Witnesses, Ezekiel Eldredge, Timothy Brandreth, (as to
Thomas Goodwin) Matthew Howell, Mary Howell, (as to
William Simpkins, some time belonging to Southamp-
ton, attorney for Thomas Goodwin dated March 2, 1690
sells to Major John Howell Perrigrine Stanborough, John
Wick, Henry Pierson and Samuel Cooper of Southampton ;
"a house and lot lying in Southampton ; the lot being two
acres be the same more or less" bounded east by a high-
way. South by land of William Mason, West by land of
Samuel Cooper and north by a highway. Consideration,
£25 10 shillings and 6 d. Dated March 30. 1691. Signed,
William Simpkins, Ann Goodwin (wife of Thomas Good-
win). Witnesses, Matthew Howell, Ephraim Howell, Job
Acknowledged before, Wm Barker.
"John Howell, Perrigrine Stanborough, Henry Pierson,
John Wick and Samuel Cooper all of Southampton within
said, makeover and sell unto John Davis of Southampton
all that our house and land within mentioned, by virtue of
this bill of sale within written." Dated June 30, 1691.
280 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Witnesses. Samuel Mulford, John Howell, Jr.
Acknowledged June 30, 1691 by Major Howell Lieut.
Col. Henry Pierson, John Wick and Samuel Cooper, before
Samuel Mulford, Justice — and by Perrigrine Stanborough,
July 9. 1691 before John Howell
(The above is on the west street of Southampton or
Windmill Lane; and is north of the Union School lot)
Page 392. Thurston Raynor of Southampton sells to
his brother Isaac Raynor, of said town, "all that my cer-
tain parcel of land given me by my father Joseph Raynor,
deceased lying and being in the Great Plains" bounded
west by the land of Isaac Halsey and John Jagger, north
by the land of the said Isaac Halsey, east by the beach and
pond and south by the South beach one acre and upward
of land and meadow, more or less. Consideration, 52
shillings 3 d. Dated Nov. 4, 1691. Witnesses, John How-
ell, Jr, Joseph Fordham, Acknowledged before,
This lot is the south east corner of the land at First
Neck, but has long since been covered by the beach Banks.
A piece of meadow north of it was covered by drifting
sand, at the time of the September Gale. Sept. 15. 1815,)
Joseph More and Sarah More, his wife, sell to Joseph
Wickham ; "all that my certain tract of land of 4 acres
butting eastward to Sagg pond to lie 40 poles long, up
westward from the pond ; bounded south by the highway
and north by my own land." consideration £18. Dated
June 6. 1691.
Witnesses, John Howell, Jr, Mary Howell, John Mowbray,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 281
Acknowledged, June 17. 1691 before John Howell
This is north of the Bridge over Sagg Pond,
Page 395. Benjamin Cooper sells to his brother
Thomas Cooper | of a 50 in Quaqua Neck, in lot No. 10.
"Being the complement of that 50 of which I sold i to John
Jessup." Price £3. 9 s. Sept. 9. 1691.
Page 396. Peregrine Stanborough sold to Mr. John
Topping, deceased, a piece of land and meadow at Saga-
ponack about 29 acres, bounded east by my own land,
south by the pond, west by the pond and the land of said
Topping and north by highway, but having given no deed,
he gives a deed for the same to Josiah Topping. Sept. 3,
(This is probably on the south side of Bridge lane, and
on the east side of Sagg Pond.)
Page 397. John Bishop sells to William Herrick a 50
of upland at a place or neck called Second Neck, in Qua-
That is all my right in said neck.
In exchange William Herrick gives a 50 of upland,
and meadow in said Neck Oct. 10. 1691.
(Second neck is east of Quogue and the Herrick family
owned land there till recent times.)
Page 398. Richard Smith of North Sea, sells to John
Parker for 25 £. ; "all my parcel of meadow lying between
Farrington's Neck and Weekatuck neck or spring. That
is all the meadow that belongs to my £50 right of the
meadow there which belongs to the North Sea line being
1--18 of said meadow.
282 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Always provided, that in regard I can not sell or dis-
pose of the meadow without the Towns consent, I reserve
the privileges, that if I or the Town shall repay to the said
John Parker the said 25 £. then the deed to be void."
RICHARD X SMITH
The above sale was confirmed by the town at p Town
Meeting held Sept 3, 1691.
(The above named Richard Smith is probably the same
man who was sent to his home on Long Island by the
authorities of Boston "as being one of those Emissaries of
Satan called Quakers :" he has been confounded with
Richard Smith the founder and Patentee of Smithtown,
but was an entirely different man. The North Sea people
owned all the meadows within a mile of the bay, as far
east as Weecatuck spring, which is west of Hog Neck
Page 398. Robert Woolley, carpenter, sells to Wm.
Barker, Gent, a certain piece of land in the North Division
of the Ox Pasture containing cbout one acre, as it fell to
me by lot in lot No. 23 with Robert Kellam and Mr.
(Lot 23 is probably a part of the homestead of the late
Mr. ^^eadon Hill Sluot, ard loimerly a part of the old
Wick farm. See Vol, 2 Printed Records, Page 259.)
Page 400. Whereas there is a difference between John
Lorrison of Southampton, as Administrator of the estate
of Daniel Halsey on ye one part, and Edward Howell and
John Wocdhull suieties in tebalf of the children of said
Daniel Halsey and Daniel Halsey, Richard Halsey and John
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTvS. 283
Roe in behalf of themselves, and children, of the other
They all agree that John Larrison shall pay £189 in
specie, according to the Appraisement of the cattle, to be
divided among the children of Said Daniel Halsey. He
also to pay | of the charges of the arbitrators. April 7,
Samuel Mulford, Elnathan Topping Job Sayre, Arbi-
(Daniel Halsey married Jemima, daughter of Richard
Woodhull and by the marriage the Wickapogue branch of
the family are descended from one of the most prominent
men that ever lived on Long Island, His widow married
John Larrison. It would seem from the above that Daniel
Halsey had a daughter who married John Roe, the ances-
tor of a numerous family in Brookhaven.)
Page 401. Agreement between John Davis and Thom-
as Stephens. Whereas John Davis hath the grant of the
stream of water at Little Noyack from the Town, as in
page 145 of the record doth appear, to set up a grist mill.
He makes over i of the said grant to Thomas Stephens,
and they jointly agree to build a mill and to improve the
Same together. And Thomas Stephens agrees to lend to
said Davis money enough to carry on his part, "he giving
reasonable satisfaction for the loan." May 2, 1692.
(This mill stood on the stream that is crossed in going
from Southampton to Roses Grove. The mill pond is now
known as Woolley's pond. Davis'es mill and Davis'es mill
path are frequently mentioned in the old records, and the
mill stood for many years. John Davis had a brother
Samuel Davis. Their descendents are now living in
Page 402. Benjamin Cooper sells to his brother Icha-
284 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
bod Cooper, for £5 and £10 to be paid to his sister Eliza-
beth Cooper. "All that my certain dwelling house and lot
given to me by my father Thomas Cooper. Bounded south
by the highway, north by James White, formerly land of
widow Briggs, being 3 acres. May 4. 1692.
(This lot is the present residence of Mr. Thomas War-
ren. It was owned by Ichabod Cooper in 1713, when he
sold a piece off the southeast corner, and the wind mill
was built, and the place has ever since been known as
"Wind mill Hill." Between this lot and the house of late
Capt. Mercator Cooper, was a lot which is probably the
same granted to Elizabeth Briggs in 1651. (See Vol 1,
Printed Records, Page 83.) and later owned by James
White, the ancestor of the families of the name in South-
Page 403. Anthony Ludlam, weaver, sells to William
Barker for £5, 6 s. "my 50 of land in the Ox Pasture, both
north and South division, as it fell by lot to my father
Anthony Ludlam. "The 50 in the south division layes in
lot No. 37, bounded north by the close of land layed out
for the ministry, south by the lot that fell to Richard
Howell, and ranging east toward the Pond."
The 50 in the north division lyes in lot No. 21, bound-
ed west by William Baker. Both containing in the whole
about 2 acres ; also a 50 of meadow at Occabogue in lot 50,
bounded east by Red Creek. Feb 13, 1691.
(The land in lot 37 is part of the home lot of Hon. Elihu
Root, The lot 21 is a part of the old Wicks farm, on South
side of Hill street, and lately owned by Mr. Mead.)
Page 405. Francis Say re gives to his eldest son John
Sayre; "all my parcel of land end mesdcw lyirg and be-
ing at a place ccrrnrcnly calkd by the rcire of Flying
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 285
Point. That is, my wholeinterest of land and meadow ly-
ing there of whatever nature." March 22. 1692.
Page 406. Whereas Francis Sayre and James Herrick
had their 15 Acre division of land layed with others of
their neighbors, at a place called Flying Point, And where-
as the said Francis Sayre and James Herrick, deceased,
did impart to each other some part of each of their above
said division, which hath occasioned some difference to
arise concerning the northward part of said James Her-
ricks division, being by estimation 8 acres.
And the said Francis Sayre having made over all his
said division to his son John Sayre, therefore John Sayre
sells to William Herrick 4 acres on the north stde of Wil-
liam Herrick's land at Flying Point, "and runs up north
141 poles and 18 inches," at each end, and running from
the land of Isaac Willman east to the water west, as was
staked out in the picsence of Thomas Cooper and John
And William Herrick gives to John Sayre all the re-
mainder of said James Herrick's division, that lyes north
of said 4 acres quite up to the highway. March, 27. 1692.
Page 407. John Sayre gives to his honored father and
mother Francis and Sarah Sayre, a life lease for | of all my
farms and tract of land and meadow lying at a place com-
monly called by the name of Flying Point, bounded east
by Abraham Willman, west by the water and land of
Joseph Foster and Daniel Halsey, north by highway, south
by William Herrick. March 30. 1692.
(The above three deeds, are a part of the farm of late
Capt. Thomas Sayre at Flying Point. For other lands in
this vicinity See Vol. 1.
Printed Records, Page 99, Vol. II, Page 54-55
286 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Page 409. Thomas Topping and wife Deborah, sell to
Manassa Kempton ; "a certain piece of land, lyii g in the
field commonly called the Great Plain, in Cooper's Neck
bounded north by Jonathan Raynor, south by John Jessup,
east by Job Sayre, west by Halsey's Neck. Being 4 acres
of land and meadow and swamp." March 25, 1692.
Witness, James Brading.
(The above is part of the close at Coopers neck lately
owned by Edwin Post.)
Page 410. Theophilus Howell sells to John White, 4
acres in the Great Plains, in the 10 acre lots, bounded east
by Joseph Pierson, north by highways. Also 3 acres in
the North Division of the Ox Pasture, as stands upon
record to Henry Pierson. May 7, 1692
(The 10 acre lots lie between the Cooper's Neck road
and the Captain's Neck road)
John White gives in exchange | of a 20 acre lot in
Page 411. Benjamin Foster, Jr. sells to John Howell,
Jr. for 30 shillings, a piece of land in the Great Plains in
First Neck. Bounded north and east by John Howell, Jr.
west by highway, south by Edward Howell being 3 rhods
of land and meadow, May 21, 1692,
Edmund Howell and wife Sarah sell to Joseph Moore ;
"my 20 acres of land in the woods westward of the town,
lying and being at a place commonly called and known by
the name of Head of the Creek.
Also a £50 right of Commonage in Quaquanantuck Pur-
Joseph Moore gives the said 20 acres to the Town in
exchange for "20 acres any where in the Commons," of
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 287
these he sells 10 acres "to one Thomas Rose of Southamr-
ton." and takes up the other 10 acres at Mecox to the
east side of Swan Creek, bounded by highways north and
east, and south by land of Charles Sturmey. July 20.
(The 20 acres is part of the farm of Charles Harlow,
It was afterwards laid out as Parsonage land.)
Page 413. Charles Booth and wife Abigail of South-
old, sell o Manassah Kempton blacksmith, J of a certain
home lot that lately belonged to Mr. James Hampton and
John Mapham deceased, bounded west by Town Street,
east by land of Robert Woolley, north by the other half of
the lot, now belonging to Thomas Lupton, and south by
the home lot of Manassah Kempton, "The said ^ being 2
acres and ^ and some thing more" Price £11, 5 S. May
(The Methodist Parsonage and the road called Post
Crossing are on the above lot, James Mapham the former
owner had two daughters, Mary, wife of Thomas Lupton
and Abigail, wife of Charles Booth, The whole lot was
originally owned by Jamss Hampion, who left it it to the
two oldest daughters of John Mapham.)
Page 414. Joshua Barnes sold to John Bishop in 1653
a £50 right in the Great Plain, being 6 acres of upland and
meadow. But no deed having been given he gives him a
deed. April 16, 1692.
Page 415. Henry Ludlam died intestate, and by law
his lands passed to his eldest son Henry.
And there being another son, William the said eldest
son Henry "being privy to his fathers mind and will that
288 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
William should have i. He therefore conveys to him "the
new house that stands upon the east end of the Home Lot,
and the east part of said Home Lot, bounded south by the
highway to East Hampton about 50 rods, east by a high-
way, west by said Henry Ludlam, north by highway and
Also a piece of land that lies at the rear of Thomas
Rose and Humphrey Hughes home lots "as bounded by
the said home lots and highway on every side," except a
parcel sold to Daniel Halsey. Also a close called Peters
close bounded north by Jonathan Howell, west by high-
way, east by pond. Also a gore piece of land on the other
side of the highway by Dirty Creek. Also i of the land in
Little Hog Neck, and a 50 of Commonage. The said Wil-
liam Ludlam being under age John Foster and James
White are his guardians. June 15, 1692.
(The part of the home lot given to William is east of
Mr. Samuel Corwith's at Water Mill.
The home lot of Thomas Rose is now Pulaski Warren's,
Humphrey Hughes probably lived next east. The land by
the home lots probably included the homestead of late
Charles Corwith. "Peters close" is next to Hay Ground
Creek. "Dirty Creek" is now called Mud Creek.
Page 418. John White sells to Theophilus Howell, a
piece of land at Sagaponack, being 7 acres or 5 of a 20
acre lot, bounded north by Theophilus Howell south by
Peter Norris, west by pond, east by highway or street.
In exchange Theophilus Howell gives 7 acres of land
and 54 shillings. May 7, 1692.
(The land sold to Theophilus Howell, is a part of the
homestead of G. Clarence Topping Esq.)
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 289
Page 419. Benjamin Foster, Sr. sells to Jonathan Ray.
nor, for 30 £. | of an acre of ground bounded south by the
beach, north by highway, east by Jonathan Raynor, west
by Edward Howell. "Being in the Little Plain eastward of
the Frog Pond" June 10, 1692.
(Frog Pond has long since been filled up by drifting
sand and disappeared. It was south of the land of the late
Albert Foster at Gin. A narrow lane, led down to it,
which was next east of the land now or late of Mr. Nelson.
It was closed about 1858.)
Page 420. William Herrick sells to Edmund Howell ;
"all that my lot of upland and meadow lying in a neck called
Calchaponack Neck, in Quaquanantuck Purchase, No. 31
which I had of Isaac Halsey. Edmund Howell gives in
exchange "all that my lot of upland and meadow in the
neck called Second Neck, being No. 34, as it fell to me by
lot" July 12. 1692.
(Second Neck is east of Quogue. The Herricks owned
land there till recent times.)
Page 431. Thomas Topping sells to Matthew Howell
April 14, 1692 for 30 shillings | of a £150 lot of meadow
lying in the farthest Neck of this Town's Accabogue mea-
dows, bounded on one side by Joseph Hildreth and on the
other side by the meadow of Obadiah Rogers. Also a
£150 "lot of meadow lying near the Cold Spring at Sepon-
ack. No. 34,"
(The "farthest Neck" is probably Birch Neck, now Flan-
ders) (The meadow at Seponack, was laid out in 1654 and
lot 34 fell to Capt. Thomas Topping. See Printed Records
Vol. 1, Page 101,)
Page 423. Sarah Laughton, widow, leases to Wm
Barker a £100 lot in the North Division of the Ox Pasture,
290 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
being in lot No. 21, which my husband John Laughton,
deceased, bought of Culver and he bought of Henry Lud-
1am, being 2 acres or some thing more. This lease is for
my natural life.
Wm Barker credits her with 57 shillings which is due
unto him by book account against John Laughton. Octo-
ber 18, 1692.
(John Laughton was school master in Southampton for
several years, this name is pronounced "Laton.")
Paregrine Stanborough sells to Benjamin Hand 6^
acres lying eastward from Sagaponack in the woods ;
bounded north, northwest and northeast by common, south
by Christopher Lupton, east and southeast by the little
pond hollow, and which I bought of Mr. John Jennings,
Marshal, in the year 1670.
(This is probably near Poxabog. John Jennings was
what is now called a Deputy sheriff.)
Page 423. Isaac Willman sells to his son Matthew 10
acres at Mecox, "which I formerly gave to my daughter
Mary Simkins, deceased, and of late in the tenure of her
husband William Simkins, bounded east by Sagaponack
pond, west by highway, north by my own land, south
partly by land of James Hildreth" Sept. 12, 1692.
(This land is just north of the bridge over Sagg pond.)
Page 425 "Whereas, Edward Howell one of the
Undertakers and first settlers of the Town of Southamp-
ton and father of John and Edmund Howell, Gent., was at
his death seized of an estate in Southampton in houses and
lands, and meadows, and commonage as by the records
And he dying intestate, by law the property descended
to his eldest son the said John Howell and notwithstanding.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 291
the greater part of the estate now and hath been in pos-
session of said Edmund Howell, but having no good title
to the same. The said John Howell makes over to Ed-
mund Howell all the claim, except the lands in possession
of Arthur Howell, deceased.
Edmund Howell in return releases all claim to a 20
acre lot at Scuttle Hole, which he had of Isaac Halsey.
And also 17 acres of land which he had of James White,
bounded west by John Howell, south by the highway to
the Watermill. Also § of a lot of upland and meadow in
Ogden's Neck and ^ of his meadow in the Great Plain in
the Neck called Halsey's Neck, and 10 acres of meadow
formerly taken up" May 28, 1692.
(The 17 acres north of the road to Watermill is a part of
the homestead of late John Howell at Littleworth and now
of Mrs. D. F. Osborne.)
Page 427. John Davis sells to John Jennings a parcel
of meadow lying in the West Neck belonging to North
Sea, and by estimation 2 acres. Bounded on the North-
west by a dam, from v;liich dam John Davis doth reserve
one pole in length, and the whole length into the creek,
and so west unto Mr. Scotts meadow.
John Jennings gives in exchange a parcel of meadow
on the east side of Little Noyack river. April 20, 1670.
John Laughlin sells to John Jennings a £50 right of
comm.onage in the North Sea line, April 30, 1679.
Page 428. John Rose sells to John Jennings, "all that
my triangular piece of salt meadow at Cow Neck, being 3
acres, bounded south by a creek called the Island creek,
west by llie meadow of Thomas Shaw, March 16, 1680
Page 429. Benjamin Haines, wheelwright, sells to
John Jennings a £50 lot that lately fell to me in a place
292 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
commonly called and known by the name of Hog Neck.
March, 12, 1681
430. Cornelius Vonck of Southampton, cordwainer,
sells to John Jennings, a £50 lot lately divided and fell to
him in Hog Neck. July 1, 1681.
(See Printed Records, Vol. II, Page 91.)
Page 431. Walter Melvin, Cooper, sells lo John
Mitchell for £15 ; "lot lying at a place called Mecox, being
4 acres, bounded east by land of John Mitchell, north by
land of Samuel Lum south by highway, west by highway
or common land August 17. 1692.
(The above land is probably a part of the homestead of
late Hon. James M. Halsey at Bridge Hampton.)
Page 433. Sept, 15. 1692. Agreement between Joseph
Hildreth, of Southampton, son of Thomas Hildreth, de-
ceased, and Hannah Hildreth, and his brother Jonah
Bower of Southampton, a son of said Hannah.
1st "That the said Joseph Hildreth is to have all the land
he now possesseth at Flying Point bounded on the east by
the land of Lot Burnet and west by the land of Abraham
Willman fronting northward to the highway and all that
parcel of land his now dwelling house now standeth on,
being about 3 acres with the addition of one equal half
part of the two acre lot adjoining to the west end of the
said Josephs house lot and all the land he now possesseth
at his wood close bounded northwest by the land of Abram
Howell being about 40 acres more or less : and three roods
of land in the Ox Pasture bounded northward by ye land
of Samuel Clark and a third part of a lot in ye north divis-
ion of the Ox Pasture by the land of Joseph Sayre and two
lots of meadow on the beach westward of ye town and the
one half of £200 allotment of all divisions of land and
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 293
and meadow and commonage throughout Quaquanantuck
Purchase and a £100 allotment at Accabogue and a third
part of a 20 acre lot at Hog Neck and 4 acres of land more
in the ten acre lots in the plains, bounded east by the land
of Edmund Howell ; and 4^ acres to be laid out by ye said
Jonah to the northeast end of ye said Josephs Wood Close
and a £50 Commonage to gether with whatsoever else of
lands and meadow she now possesseth ; all which land, par-
cels of lands and meadows the said Joseph is to have, enjoy
2nd 'The said Jonah Bower shall have to him and
his heirs forever all the remainder of both the before re-
cited accommodations and every part and parcel thereof
wheresoever lying, and being within the bounds of ye said
Witnesses, John Howell Jr, Mary Howell.
Acknowledged : Wm Barker, Justice.
Page 435. Sept. 13th 1692. Josiah Raynor of South-
ampton, sells to William Barker of said town, for £15 : "a
certain parcel of land lying and being in the Great Plains,
bounded south by the land and ditch of Isaac Halsey and
north by the land of Thurston Raynor and east by the land
of John Wccdiuff and west by the highway, being the
equal two third part of the land contained in the Close of
Land as atove bounded ; the Said two thirds being by es-
timation 6 acres of land more or less as it is this fenced
and delivered by turf and twigge."
Witnesses, John Howell, Nathan Landon.
Acknowledged, Jnhn Howell, Justice.
Page 437, — Thomas Topping, of Southampton, sells to
Abraham Howell for 30 shillings ; "one half part of £150
allottment of meadow, lying and being at a place called
294 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
and known by the name of Accabogue and bounded on the
south end by Joseph Hildreth his meadow and on the
north side by the river and on the east end by Obadiah
Rogers, deceased, and in No. 6 : and one whole £150 allot-
ment of meadow lying and being near the Cold Spring at
Seponack No. 33." October 18, 1692. Witnesses, William
Barker, John Wick.
Acknowledged, William Barker, Justice.
Page 437. John Jessup, of Southampton, by way of
exchange, makes over to Matthew Howell of said town ;
"all that my certain tract of land lying and being at the
west end of the Great Plains, bounded on the north and
south end by highways that run east and west through
the plains ; and west by James Cooper's land, east by the
said John Jessup's land and is to be the full quantity of 10
In exchange, Matthew Howell makes over unto John
Jessup ; "all that my £150 allotment of meadow and up-
land in Quaquanantuck Neck and one £50 allotment in
Potunk Neck lying in No. 13." April 19, 1692. Wit-
nesses, James Brading, Thomas Adams.
Page 439. Joseph Fordham, of Southampton, by way
of exchange makes over to William Herrick, of said South-
ampton ; "all that my lot of land lying and being in the
north division of the Ox Pasture being by estimation 3
acres of land more or less as it appears upon record to my
father, deceased, No. 32 in that division"
In lieu and in exchange whereof William Herrick
hath made over to Joseph Fordham; "all that his cer ain
parcel of land lying in the Plains in Halsey's Neck about 2
acres of land more or less as it is bounded south by the
land of Jonah Bower and north by the land of John White
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 295
and east and west by the highways." May 4, 1692. Wit-
nesses, Thomas Cooper, Samuel Clark, *'
Acknowledged, John Howell, Justice.
Page 441. Thomas Osborn of East Hampton, sells to
Peregrine Stanborough of Southampton, a home lot in
East Hampton, 9 acres bounded Southeast by Thomas
Osborn's home lot, northwest by home lot of Roger Smith,
Southwest by home lot of John Osborn, Northeast by the
street, with house, etc. Also several other parcels of land,
all being in the town of East Hampton, Dated Sept. 23.
Page 441. Joseph Fordham in Southampton by way
of exchange makes over to William Herrick of said South
ampton ; "all that my lot of land lying and being in the
North Division of the Ox Pasture being by estimation 3
acres of land more or less as it stands upon record to my
father, deceased. No. 32 in that division."
In lieu and exchange whereof, William Herrick makes
over to Joseph Fordham, "all that his certain parcel of
land lying in the Plain in Halsey's Neck, about 2 acres of
land more or less, bounded South by land of Jonah Bower,
north by land of John White and east and west by high-
ways." May 4, 1692. Witnesses, Thomas Cooper, Samuel
Acknowledged, John Howell.
Page 442. Robert Woolley sells to Joseph Raynor 4i
acres in the Great Plains, in Captain's Neck, bounded
north and south by Joseph Fordham, east by Joshua
Barnes, west by Shinnecock water. Joseph Raynor in
exchange gives 3 acres in Halsey's Neck, bounded north
by Joseph Pierson, south by Thomas Topping, west by
highway, east by Jonathan Raynor. Also a lot of meadow
296 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
at Bull Head at Seponack, and 2 lots of meadow on the
beach, one lying against Shinnecock Point, and the other
being lot No. 12. May 4, 1692.
Page 443. John Gould of Southampton, tailor, and
wife Sarah, sell to Walter Melvin, cooper, a lot in South-
ampton being 35 feet long, and 32 feet wide, bounded
south and east by home lot of Benjamin Foster, Jr. north
by home lot of Thomas Burnet, deceased, west by Main
street, of said town, with house, etc, Oct. 11. 1692.
(The above lot is where the old house of Josiah Foster
formerly stood and is now occupied by the store built by
late Capt. Daniel S. Havens, and next north of the "Sea
Side Times" office, or building adjoining.)
Page 445. Theodore Pierson sells to Daniel Halsey ;
"a parcel of land at a place called Littleworth, being 28
acres, or all that piece of land which was laid out to my
father, except 12 acres on the west end, which doth belong
to my brother Benjamin Pierson, bounded north by high-
way, west by the said 12 acres of Benjamin Pierson, south
by Samuel Johnes, and east by Isaac Bower." June 9,
(The above lot probably includes the homestead of
Mr. Benjamin C. Foster, at Littleworth, (or the west part
of it,) and also the east part of the lot of heirs of Capt. Eli
White. This tract of land was laid out to Henry Pic rson,
the town clerk, Jan. 14. 1666. The whole tract was 35
acres, and was 80 poles long and 66 poles wide. It was
bounded west and north by highways, south by land of
Samuel Johnes, and east by a lot of 31 acres laid out to
Jonas Bower. In the division of the estate of Henry Pier-
son, Oct. 15, 1690 twelve acres at the west end were given
to his son Benjamin Pierson, and Theodore Pierson had
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 297
the rest. The land above sold o Daniel Halsey, was given
by him to his son Richard Halsey Sept. 1697.)
Page 446. Jonathan Raynor sells to Theodore Pierson
a parcel of land at Sagaponack, 20 acres, being the 7th lot
in the lower division, bounded west by Peregrine Stan-
borough, east by Joseph Fordham, north and south by
highway. June 9. 1692.
Jonathan Raynor sells to John Jessup £50 lot of upland
and meadow in Ogdens Neck, in Quogue Purchase being
lot No. 28.
Also a £50 lot of meadow at Accabogue near the Birch
Brooks, in lot No. 14, as it fell to me, by lot. Dated Nov.
(See Vol. II, Town Records, Page 118.)
Page 447. John Jessup sells to John Howell, Jr. "one
acre of land in the ten acre lots in the field commonly
called by the name of the Great Plain, bounded west by
land that. I sold to Matthew Howell, east by Samuel
Johnes. John Howell, Jr., gives in exchange a J 50 of
meadow at Quaquanantuck Neck, being part of lot 12,
which John Howell had of Isaac Willman."
Page 448. Theodore Pierson sells to Jonathan Raynor
o ne acre of land in Captains Neck ; bounded east by the
water, west by Thomas Stephens. Also one acre- in Hal-
seys Neck, bounded north by William Herrick, south by
John Howell, Jr. east and west by highways. Jonathan
Raynor gives in exchange 5 acres of land east of Sagapon-
ack. June 9, 1692.
Page 449. Joshua Barnes gives to his son Samuel
Barnes, all his certain parcels of land, and meadow, viz-
298 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Twenty acres at home on which his dwelUng house now
stands, being 5 of the whole quantity of land at home,
more or less. Also all his land in the Great Plain, at Cap-
tain's Neck adjoining to that he formerly gave. Also 2
acres in the South Division of the Ox Pasture, bounded
east by John Raynor west by Edward Howell. Also a
£150 lot on Hog Neck, with the out meadow belonging to
it, as it fell to said Joshua Barnes and John Bishop. Also
a £50 right in Quaquanantuck Purchase, and meadow at
Accabogue, and a £50 right of Commonage. And Samuel
Barnes agrees to pay to his father, yearly 8 bushels of
wheat, and 16 bushels of good Indian corn. But if the
crop of wheat should fail, then he is to pay 6 bushels of
wheat and 2 bushels of rye and 16 bushels of Indian corn.
If Amy Barnes, wife of Joshua Barnes should survive her
husband, she is to have the use of the said land. Dated
Nov. 16, 1692.
(The homestead of Joshua Barnes is the present home-
stead of Wm. S. Pelletreau.
The farm originally extended to David Whites lane.)
Page 450. Benjamin Pierson and wife, of Elizabeth-
town New Jersey sells to Jonathan Raynor, "a lot in South-
ampton, between the Town Plot and Henry Ludlams
Water Mill, being 20 acres more or less, bounded north
and west by highways, south by land of Samuel Johnes,
east by land of Theodore Pierson, price £30. Dated "in
Elizabethtown" June 23, 1692. Witnesses Obadiah Sale,
(The above lot is at Littleworth and west of the home-
stead of late Benjamin C. Foster. The lot is the west end
of the land laid out to Henry Pierson the Town Clerk. In
the division of his estate, Benjamin Pierson had 12 acres
at the west end though he calls it "20 acres more or less"
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 299
in the deed. In the early part of the last century this lot
was owned by Adonijah Raynor, and from him it took the
name of "Nijahs Close" which it still retains. It was sold
by him to Oliver Sayre, and by him to Capt. Eh White,
and is now owned by his son Henry White.)
Page 451. Daniel Halsey sells to Theodore Pierson a
lot of land at a place called Sagaponack, 20 acres, bounded
east by Theophilus Howell, west by highway or Main
street, north and south by highways. Also ^ of a 20 Acre
lot lying east of Sagaponack near the bound stake, in lot
No. 2, as it was drawn by lot, June 9, 1692.
(The lot first mentioned is on the east side of Sagg
street, opposite the house of G. Clarence Topping, Esq,
For the second lot, see Printed Records, Vol II, Page 260.)
Page 253. Samuel Whitehead of Southampton sells
to Obadiah Sale, April 10, 1693, his home lot in Eliza-
bethtown, New Jersey, also other lands.
Page 256. Samuel Whitehead sells to Job Sayre of
Southampton, tanner, one rood of land with a house
bounded east by Main street, north by Obadiah Sale south
and west by Edmund Howell, "delivered to Job Sayre, as
also with the delivery of this written instrument, together
with a clod of the said land, and the ring or key of the
door of the said house or building" Price £52, Dated
Sept 3, 1692.
(The house of Mr. Albert H. Reeves, lately moved, now
stands on the lot above mentioned. The above is a
curious instance of the formal manner of delivering pos-
session of real estate as practiced in ancient times. It
was customary for the seller to deliver to the purchaser, a
small piece of turf, from the ground, and a twig from a
300 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
tree or shrub. This was called "delivery by turf and
twig," and is frequently mentioned in old deeds.)
Page 457. John Woodruff sells to Thomas Sayre 8
acres of land in the Great Plain in Captain's Neck, bound-
ed north by Thomas Sayre, south by Joshua Barnes.
Nov. 8. 16
Thomas Topping and wife Deborah sell to Obadiah
Sale 2 acres in Halsey's Neck, bounded east, north and
west by highways, south by Joseph Post, April 10, 1693.
Page 458. April 27, 1693. Thurston Raynor, with the
consent of his brother Isaac, sells to William Barker, a lot
in the Great Plain, bounded south by land bought by Wil-
liam Barker from Josiah Raynor, east and north by John
Woodruff, west by highway, being i of said close, or 3
acres. Price £7, 16 s.
(The above is probaby a part of the lot of Frederick H.
Betts at First Neck, or lot next north.)
Page 459. Thurston Raynor sells to his brother Isaac
Raynor, a lot in the Great Plain in the 10 acre lots, being 2
acres, bounded north and south by highways, east by Rob-
ert Woolley, west by Joseph Post. /• Iso a lot of meadow
lying with Henry Pierson, being 3 acres at a place called
Shinnecock Long Tongue, bounded east and south by land
not laid out, west by Shinnecock Bay, north by meadow ot
John and Josiah Raynor. Price £6, 10 S. May 1, 1693.
(Long Tongue is a well known locality at Shinnecock,
and these meadows were laid out at a very early date.)
Page 460. John White sells to William Barker, a lot
of land in the Wood Division of land laid out in the Ox
Pasture, lying in let 23, being i of a £150 lot, laid out with
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 301
Robert Woolley and John Mapham, being one acre, bound-
ed north and south by Highways. July 10, 1693.
(The above is probably a part of the farm formerly of
the Wicks family on South side of Hill street and now
owned by Edward DeRose. See Vol. II, Printed Records
Page 461. Daniel Say re sells to Isaac Say re a tract of
land at Sagaponack, being 36 acres, bounded south by
Joseph Hand, and Joseph Pierson, west by Robert Norris
and John Stanborough, north and east by Town's land.
Price £60. May 28, 1725.
(This is very near the southeast corner of the town of
Southampton. I will be noticed that the deed was dated
many years after the rest of the book)
The following abstracts from pages 163 to 171 inclu-
sive of the original "Red Book of Deeds" were missing at
the time of setting the type in regular order. They have
since been made and inserted in this part of the book.
Brookhaven June, ye 5th 1684,
Articles of agreement made between the English in-
habitants of the said town and the Indians belonging to
the same. They confirm a former agreement and allow
the Indians land to plant on at the Old Man's or in the
Little Neck. And whereas they are at present seated at
the Old Man's they are to plant there for the term of sev-
en years and then if they see cause they may return and
plant the land in the Little Neck commonly called the
Indian Ground ; And they agree not to pasture or molest
the said Indians. And the Indians are not to sell or lease
any of the said land. And whereas the inhabitants do
lend to the said Indians a sum of money under ten pounds
302 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
with out interest to be paid to Andrew Gibb the next
season of paying he Town Rate, The said Indians are
confined to the Old Man's until they have paid the same.
The inhabitants reserve the meadows bounded eastward
by the Old Division westward by the Old Man's Brook,
southward by the Hollow going up from the meadow of
Thomas Ward to Mr. Woodhulls lot and northward by the
clefts of the Sound,
This is signed by John Thompson, Richard Floyd and
others and by several Indians.
The witnesses are James Herrick and John Jennings.
Page 164. Agreement made between Samuel Clark
and his mother Susanah Clark widow of Samuel Clark, sr.,
and Mary Clark widow of Edmond Clark.
1st The widow of Edmond Clark shall have the use
of the house and house lot for her and her heirs.
2nd The land commonly called by the name of Homes-
es and the Division at Hog Neck and the south half of the
home meadow and two acres of meadow lying in the Cove
by the highway that goeth to Homeses Hill and J of the
land at the Clay Pitts lying next the highway.
All of which are to be to the widow of Edmond Clark
during her life.
3rd She is to have all the cattle that have Edmond
Clark's mark on them.
4th Widow Susanah Clark is to give Mary Clark a
good bed &c. according to the will of her husband,
6th She is to have certain kitchen utensils.
7th widow Mary Clark is to have bed and bedding.
8th She is to deliver to Samuel Clark all writings
that pertain to the estate of his father.
9th She agrees to sign all necessary agreements that
shall be made,
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 303
Dated June 20th 1684.
Witnesses Joseph Fordham and Susanah Howell.
Page 166. Joshua Barnes of Southampton for lovo
and affectioii gives to his wife Amy Barnes the use of all
his lands meadows and Commonage with my dwelling
house and all stock and moveables during her life. And
if neither my son Samuel nor his male heirs shall survive
my wife the same to be at her disposal forever, but if my
son Samuel and his male heirs survive they are to pass to
them. I give to each of my daughters five shillings and
to my son Samuel the Old ox and my great brass Kettle
and he is to pay to his sister Mary Halsey forty shillings
Dated Aug. 22, 1684, Witness John Jagger Walter Melven.
Page 167. John Jessup, Jr. and Marry Jessup widow
of Thomas Jessup for full satisfaction received of our hon-
ored father John Jessup, do quit claim all right to a certain
deed of pift made by our said father unto the said John
Jessup, Jr. and my late husband Thomas Jessup for all the
lands then in his possession and bearing date March 24,
Dated Nov. 19, 1684.
Page 168. April 19, 1684. Agreement between John
Howell and certain Indians to go whaling during the
Page 169. James Herrick and wife Martha sell to
Benomy Newton, three and I acres of land as it was laid
out to me in the late Division at Mecox. Bounded west
by the lot which I formerly sold to Isaac Mills, north by
land of the same lot which I formerly sold to johnBeswick
and south and east by the highway, Dec. 8, 1684.
Ann Phillips gives to her daughter Martha Howell for
love and affection 10 acres of land at a place commonly
304 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
called Larrance Hollow now in the occupation of John
Howell, Jr. and which was laid out to me upon the £50 of
Commonage I formerly bought of John Oldfield. She also
gives her a £50 of Commonage — Oct. 8 : 1683.
Note. Laurence Hollow, is on the north side of the
road at Littleworth.
There having been an agreement between me and my
wife Ann Phillips dated July 8, 1663 by which I am obliged
not to molest my wife Ann in that part of her estate which
is given to the said Martha Howell I hereby confirm the
same. Oct. 8, 1683.
Page 170. Thomas Shaw of North Sea sells to John
Jennings of North Sea 2h acres of land to be taken up out
of the next division of land due to me.
Dec. 12, 1671.
Page 171. John Jennings makes over and assigns to
Ann Phillips all the 2^ acres of land mentioned in the
Dec 15 "1671.
This concludes the "Red Book of Deeds"
WM. S. PELLETREAU.
The home lot of John Beswick, brickmaker, described
on page 189. and sold to Peregrine Stanborough ; is the
same lot mentioned on page 260, and is on the south side
of Mecox street, and we believe it is still owned by the
descendants of Thomas Cooper. W. S. P.
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(Reciept of Col. Abraham De Peyster.)
(Abstract of Deed). Edward Petty and wife Sarah,
sell to John Tuttle, a certain Neck of land at Seatuck, be-
ing Seven Lots. Beginning at No. 1. on the west, or at
the river, where Capt. Josiah Smith and David Howell hath
a grist mill and saw mill, now standing. The Neck being
bounded on said river the west side, on the south end by
the bay or water, and on the east by the water until it
comes to a certain stake at Silas Schellenger's mill tail ;
being a bound betwixt Lot No. 7. and No. 8. And from
said stake by the land of the afore mentioned Silas Schell-
enger unto a certain bound at Moriches path, and on the
north by the said path. Except one acre which I conveyed
unto Capt. Josiah Smith for the benefit of a mill. Dated
April 17, 1775. Witnesses David Arnold, Mary Arnold.
( Note. The original deed was found among the
papers of Col. Josiah Smith. The south boundary of the
tract is the creek and mill streams called Little Seatuck.
The land and mill of Silas Schellenger was in late years
owned by Nathaniel Howell. Edward Petty probably pur-
chased from the original owners See Vol. Ill Printed
Records, Page 136. W. S. P.)
John Waring of Queens Village, Queens Co., March
14. 169|. is mentioned as "late of Southampton."
Clement Briggs of Taunton, was heir at law of David
Briggs of Southampton, who had wife Mary, who had land
"at the mill at the end of Kelleys Pond, He sold it to
John Parker, 1698. Liber A. Co. Rec. P. 99,
Map of Great North Division. The first two lots were
bounded on the north by the 12 Acres Division, at Sag
Harbor. See Vol. Ill, Printed Records, Pge 336. To Lot
No. 11 on the original map, but too small to be engraved,
is the following, "With 14 acres of ye orchard land, for
which we allowed but 7 acres. It is designed to be that
there should be 7 acres more added to make up the or-
chard land, and to make ye lot 72 acres without ye or-
Lot 21. and land adjoing are now the property of Mr.
David B. Wiggins.
( Abstract of Deed.) Cornelius Halsey sells to Zebu-
Ion Howell. April 18, 1772. for £80, 2s 6d., "A lot at First
Neck, commonly called ihe Beach Lot. Bounded north
partly by the family of the Mackies, and partly by the
lane. East by the lane leading to the Beach. West by
Coopers Neck Pond, By estimation 20 acres. Witness
Wm. Smith, Stephen Rogers.
(Note. This lot is at the south end of First Neck
Lane, and includes the property of the Meadow Club, and
land to the east. In ancient times it was owned by Isaac
Halsey. W. S. P.)
(Abstract). John Halsey and wife Hannah, and Esther
Dickerson, mother of said John Halsey. Sell to Zebulon
Howell, April 9.^1793. "A lot at First Neck, being one
equal part of that cur close called Barn Close, Being
13 acres and some odd poles. Bounded south by the great
Ditch, east by water, north by land of Hugh Gelston.
west by the lane, Witnesses Oliver Howell, Isaac Post.
(The above deeds are among the unacknowledged deeds
in Suffolk Co. Clerks' office. The last lot was left by Zeb-
ulon Howell to his grandson Capt. George Howell, who
probably sold it to Barzillai Halsey, who left it to his son
Enoch Halsey, who sold it to Capt. Augustus Halsey, who
sold the north part to Wm. S. Hoyt, and the south part to
Dr. A. H. Buck. Wm. S. Hoyt built on his part the first
house built on the west side of Town Pond. It seems that
Isaac Halsey owned this lot and all the land south to the
beach, and the whole was known as "Barn Close." W. S.
ORIGINAL DRAWING OF LOTS.
When a tract of land was to be divided among the
Proprietors, the Trustees had it surveyed and divided into
Lots. They then made out as many tickets as there were
Lots and numbered each of them separately. They then
selected from the Proprietors the names of men whose
Proprietor rights equaled a whole share or a £150 Lot, and
made as many tickets as there were Lots. The two sets
of tickets were put in separate boxes. A ticket was first
drawn from the box containing the number. A ticket was
then drawn from the box containing the names of the
Proprietors. The two tickets were then fastened together,
and a record was made in the Town Records. This is the
original source of title to all the lands in the town.
Fac-similes of two of these drawings are here given.
One is for Lot No. 2, in the Little Division at Sag Harbor.
It is on the east side of main street, where the Nassau
House stands or lately stood. See Vol. Ill, Printed Rec-
ords, Pages, 72, 75.
The other ticket shows the drawing of Lot 38 in Great
South Division. This is the wood land at north end of the
road west of Seve n Ponds. The two thirds of the lot
drawn by Obadiah Rogers is still owned by his descend-
ants. Henry Pierson sold his one third of the Lot to John
Sayre, also sold half of it to Capt. Elias Pelletreau Oct. 6,
1747. The other half was sold to the Presbyterian Church,
and was "Parsonage land," till recent years. See Vol. Ill,
Printed Records Pges 85, 90, 33. (W. S. P.)
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PRICES OF THINGS IN OLD TIMES.
From Account Books of Capt Elias Pelletreau 1766.
In these accounts the "Pound" is "York Currency" and
is $2.50 of our money. The shiUing is 12^ cents.
Days work, of laboring man, 3 shillings.
Wheat 6s pr bushel, In 1771 7s,.
Rum 3s 6d pr gallon.
Powder 3s 6d per pound. Candles Is pr pound.
Tea 7s 6d pr pound. A goose Is
Molasses 3s gallon. Saddle £3.
Pork pr barrel!. £4=$10 Mutton 3d a pound.
Sugar 8d pr lb. Cheese 6d
Corn 3s 6d pr bushel. A hired man on a farm
Cloth for coat 9s 6d pr yard, had $60, a year.
Charcoal 7d pr bush.
Weaving cloth, 9d pr yard.
" Linnen Is pr yard.
Mowing, one day, 4s.
Philadelphia scythe 9s.
Aug. 3, 1767, To one day, cradling oats, 3s 6d. (This
is the first mention of a grain cradle, said to have inven-
ted by a Scotchman, in 1762.)
One day reaping 3s.
Horse, 3 years old, £12=$30.
Mare, 2 years old £6.
Indigo 15s pr lb.
Paper of pins Is
Holland Cloth, 5s 6d pr yd.
Silk skein 9d.
Flannel 4s 6d pr yard.
Yoke of oxen £14.
Negro girl, aged 36, £35=$87.50.
Cotton handkercheif 5s
Lard 7d pr pound.
Whale Oil 2s 6d pr. gal.
Flax seed 8s 7d pr bush.
Load of.hay, 8s.
Hat £L 8s.
Oysters 2s pr bush.
Gun £2, 10s.
Nails lid pr lb.
Tow Cloth 2s pr yard.
Sheep, 8s and lis each.
Brandy 12s 2d pr gal.
Flax 6d a pound.
Pork 5d pr pound.
Potatoes (1773) 2s pr bush.
Coffee Is 4d pr lb.
Beef, per quarter 24 pr pound.
200 posts and rails £1, 17s, 3d.
Woman's work weaving etc. 9d to Is pr day.
"Susannah Culver, to 6 days, tailoring, 6s."
Francis Le Bau. "French tayler," was here in 1766.
For making flannel vest 3s.
" " Leather breeches, 4s 6d.
Great coat 7s.
" making coat 5s lid.
A carpenter and apprentice working 3 days, had £1.
"Mary Scott, To weaving 28 days at 7d pr day. 16s
Silver Ware, etc.
Josiah Howell, Silver hilted sword, £7.
Silver shoe buckles, £1, 8s, 7d.
Womans shoe buckles £1, 2s 3d.
Plated shoe buckles 7s 6d.
Set of Breeches Buttons 6s 2d. (Equal 2 days work of
1 doz. vest buttons 3s 9d and 4s 6d.
Set, gold buttons £2, Is, 8d.
Set, brass sleeve buttons, Is 3d.
Thimble, 3s 9d.
A pint cup, weight, 5 oz. 3 dwt. 18 gr. at 9s 4d pr ounce,
£2. 8s 5d.
"fashioning" (making) 16s, Total £3, 4s, 5d.
A peper box and sugar tongs £3, 16s. 4d.
9 brass buttons, 2s 3d.
April 5, 1774, Daniel Hedges, To 6 table spoons, and 6
tea spoons, £7, 9s 6d, "marked. D. H. S."
John Cook, Necklace of beads £4, 13s.
Hugh Smith 1772, To 3 pint tankard, weight 35. oz. 9
dwt at 9s 4d pr ounce, £16, 10s, lOd. To fashioning do,
£4, 8s, 8d. To engraving a Sipher, 6s. Total £21, 5s,
6d=$53.70. This tankard is now in possession of Miss
Grace Havens, East Moriches, L. I.
Two Poringers, weight 17 oz. 4 dwt. £7, 18s. Fashion-
ing £2. Total £9, 18s.
Six Tea spoons, £1, 6s 8d. Two Table spoons, £1, 6s
Six Table spoons, weight 10 oz. 13 dut, 6 gr £i, 18s,
7d. Fashioning £1, 4s. 7d.
Col. Abraham Gardiner, 68 gold beads, £3, 4s 4d. Six
Tea spoons, large size, and sugar tongs. £2, 16s. To 4
mourning scroll, stone rings, weight 8 dwt 15 gr. £3, 3s
4d. Fashioning £7, 4s. Total £16. 7s 4d. (June 16, 1774.)
Set, Silver breeches buttons, £1, 2s, 3d.
David Gardiner. Silver tea pot and making £14. 5s.
Two strings, of gold beads. 74 beads each, and fash-
ioning £6, 18s.
"For looping 18 coats buttons and 20 vest buttons,
made out of the eye of Clam shells. 9s 6d," (1772)
"Feb. 1757, Received of Indian School master, 9 cop-
pers, to make buttons." Ti.is is the first intimation we
have of a school, at Shinnecock.
The greater part of silver ware was made from Span-
ish dollars. They were stamped "8 R." (8 Reals) and for
that reason were called "Pieces of 8." They were counted
as 8 shillings. In 1761 56 dollars weighed 48 oz. 12 dut.
and their value at 9s 3d pr ounce, was £22, 9s 5d.
Gold was 6s 6d pr penny weight.
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