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THE THIRD 



OF THE 



Town of Southampton 



WITH OTHER 



ANCIENT DOCUMENTS 
OF HISTORIC VALUE, 



Including the Records from 1717 to 1807 ; tran&cribed with notes and an In- 
troduction by Wm. S. Pelletreau, and compiled by the undersigned Commit- 
tee, appointed at Town Meeting, April 4th, 187G, and published at the expense 
of the Town, by its authority. 

HENEY P. HEDGES, 
WM. S. PELLETREAU 
, , EDWARD H. FOSTER.' 



SAG-HARBOIi : 
JOHN H. HUNT, Printer. 



1878 



575^5- 






Copy of Resolutions 

Passed at the annual meetings of the electors of the Town of 
KSouthampton, Suffolk. County, State of New- York, as record- 
ed m the minutes of said meetings, on pages oG and 64, of 
Liber D, Records of Town afore written. 

April 3d. 1S77. 
"J?c5oZiY'(?-— That a further appropriation of $250 be made 
by the present meeting, for the publishing of the remaining 
records of the Town, as contained in Liber B, and onward, as 
tliought best by the committee ; and that Edward H. Foster, 
Wm. S. Pelletreau and H. P. Hedges be and are hereby ap- 
pointed Publishing Committee." 

April 2d, 1875. 
"It was voted that $125 be raised for the Record account, 
and that the Record Committee, viz: H. P. Hedges, Wm. S. 
Pelletreau and Edward H. Foster, be continued for another 
year." 

Town Clerk's Office, ^ 

Southampton, J> ss : 

Suffolk County, N. Y. ) 

The above resolutions have been compared with those found 
on pages 56 and 64, Liber D, Town Records, in this office, and 
are correct copies of the same. 

May 15th, 1S78. 

Town Clerk. 



prefacp:. 



In preparing these Records for the press, the undersigned 
I have carefully tried to make copies as correct and exact as 

possible, retaining the original capitals, spelling and punctua- 
tion. Abstracts of deeds of land recite the facts and omit the 
useless tautology of covenants, and the record of ear-marks 
recite all essential facts which the records specify, inclnding 
date of record, name of party transferring and to whom trans- 
ferred. In all cases the residence of parties and witness was 
in this town, unless otherwise stated ; and it is specially 
stated when they resided elsewhere. All abstracts are care- 
fully noted as such and omit nothing thought to shed light 
on the historic or genealogical facts recited in the originals. 

Some documents in each volume are printed out of their 
chronological order, being selected from the files unrecorded 
in the Town Clerk's office, because of their historic value, and 
so printed because the extent of this work was, at its com- 
mencement, undetermined, rendering such selection uncertain 
and unchronological, in preference to their entire omission. 

The undersigned in submitting to their fellow-Townsmen 
the results of their labors, cannot withold their tribute of grate- 
ful praise that the liberality of the Town has rendered it prac- 
ticable to print three volumes of its Records and thereby per- 
manently preserve them as history rescued from possible des- 
truction or oblivion. And they express the hope that this pio- 
neer example will be follov^-ed by like efforts in other Towns 
of this County wliose records are coeval witli the first English 



PREFACE. 



settlements of the colony and State and abound in the richest 
and rarest authorities for the Antiquarian Genealogist and 
Historian. 

May 1st; 1878. 

Committee 



Explanation of Map. 



The first settlement was at Old Town, and the houses were 
probably ot a temporary nature. The pi'esent Town street, of 
which the plan is given, was htid out in 1G48, and called the 
" Town Plot." 

The dates given are the times when the owners came in 
pos.NCSsion. 

A note of interrogation after a date, thus, (17G0?), denotes 
that the person was in actual possession at that time, but who 
he obtJiined it of, and when, is unknown, and there is a miss- 
ing link which caimot be supplied from our present intbrma- 
tion. 

The places marked A, I), C, are too small for insertion of 
names and are here described. 

(A^ This is part of the old Edward Howell lot. It was 
owned by Henry Herrick before 1782 ; from him went to 
Wm. Hei-rick ; left by him to son Wm. P. Herrick, 1825. 
After his death it was bought by Capt. Philetus Peirson. 

(B) Now home lot of Josiah Foster, originally part of 
Itichard Post's home lot, (now Charles Howell). Richard Post 
sells to John Gould a piece in N. W. corner of lot, two rods 
wide, lour rods long, 1G86; by him sold to Walter Melvin, 
]()92 ; he sold to Sanuiel Butler, 1G97 ; sold by him to Rob. 
Patton, 1700 ; sold by executors of Rob. Patton to Obadiah 
♦Smith, 1704, wdio in 1705 bought south part of what is now 
lot of Benj. H. Foster; since then it has been part of Fos- 
ter's lot. 

(C) Homestead of late Peter Fournier ; part of old Francis 
Sayre lot ; left by him to son Thomas Sayre, 1G94 ; by him 
to nephew Thomas, and sold by him to Abraham Howell, 
1720 ; left by him to wife Patience ; left by her to Elias Fos- 
ter, 17oG ; by him to son Elias, 1785 ; sold to Elias Pelletreau 
aboutlSJ2; by him sold to Wm. S. Pelletreau, 1822; by 
liim to Henry Green, 1825 ; by him to Peter Fournier, 1830. 

WM. S. PELLETREAU. 



TO THE MEMOEY OF 

CHRISTOP^HKR FOSTER, 

Town Clerk from ]717 to 1742, 
The faithful chronicler of a quarter of a century of eventful 
years. While the date of his death is uncertain, and we know 
not his place of burial, he has left upon the written page a 
monument more lasting than the sculptured stone. 



ERRATA. 



l*age 4, filth line Iroin top, for beach, read east. 

Page 39, for correction of note see page 407. 

Page 71, note, Russell's house stood on site of Railroad depot. 

Page 156, second note at bottom is an error and sliould be 
omitted. 

Page 174, note at bottom, instead of lot of L. I). DeBost, 
should be north lot of Isaac P. Foster. 

Page 239, Nos. 4(3 and 47 should be transposed; 46 is 
homestead of David Terry, 47 is farm late of John Porter. 
Jo. 8ayre's lot is the homestead of Eli P. Fordham. 

Page 267, note 2, Hugh Raynor's house \A'as about 20 rods 
south of the house of Theodore N. White. Note 3, Nathan 
dagger's lot is north lot of Isaac P. Foster. Note 4, Hallocks, 
house is now house of Tho. Nicoll White. 

Page 309, second line from top, read one scpiare rod of 
ground. 

Page 40S, date of deed from Wm. Johnes was 17G7. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The Revolution of 16S6 had been productive of untold good, 
not only to the people of England but to the scattered dwell- 
ers in her far off Colonies. At the time of the commencement 
of our velume, the town had remained for more than thirty 
years in the full and peaceable enjoyment of the privileges 
granted by the Patent of Gov. Dongan. Still continuing as 
it had ever been, a country within itself, the wars that shook 
Europe with the thundering tread of armies, were known only 
by reports that came as from a far off* world. United by the 
artificial bonds of politics to the Province of New- York, but 
joined by all the ties of affection and sympathy to the Colony 
of Connecticut, it remained during the long years that pre- 
ceeded the Revolution, a fragment of New England dropped 
upon Long Island shores. 

In May, 1702, Queen Anne of England, the Emperor of 
Germany and the States General, united in a declaration of 
war against France and Spain. This involved the Colonies of 
two mighty powers in a series of struggles that lasted for 
more than half a century. The slight interruptions in this 
mighty conflict w^^ere but preparation for a more deadly con- 
test, and might well be called, in the language of Tacitus, 
" cessations of war rather than a commencement of peace." 
For all the English settlements on the main land, this was a 
jieriod of almost ceaseless terror, death lurked upon the frontier, 
and fearful is the list of villages burned and inhabitants massa- 
cred by a foe against wliich no vigilance could guard, and whose 



II INTRODUCTION. 

presence was felt when least expected ; but terrible as was 
this state of things, it was the school in which the American 
Colonies were drilled and prepared for that greater struggle 
for their own independence. At length, sudden and unex- 
pected changes in European affairs turned the scale in favor 
of England, and a definitive treaty of peace in 1762 was the 
close of the bloody and eventful period known in our history 
as the " old French war." 

But so far as the Long Island villages were concerned, the 
war was as if it had never been ; Southampton never knew a 
more peaceful period than the time that filled her sister Colo- 
nies with terror and alami, and if this can be called an unin- 
teresting and uneventful era, it is only because the times that 
furnish the most stirring events for novelist, poet and histo- 
rian, are those in which human happiness is most endangered, 
and human life least secure, and it may be said of communi- 
ties as it has been said of nations, " the happiest are those 
that have no history." 

The most important local event that occurred during tiiat 
period, was the settling of the western part of the town. As 
has been stated in a former volume, that portion west of Ca- 
noe Place was purchased from its Aboriginal owners in 16(30, 
and the controversy between the Town and Capt. Thomas 
Topping was decided by a reference to Richard Nicoll, Gov- 
ernor of the Province ; but so far as regarded an actual settle- 
ment, it remained in its wilderness state for more than fifty 
years. The first settlement was probably at Onuck, where 
Isaac Halsey had a house as early as 1730. In 173*J, Heze- 
kiali Howell and Jonathan Raynor were living at Ketchapon- 
ack, and the various communities had grown to such, an ex- 
tent tliat parsonage land was laid out for the western parish 
in 1742, and a house of worship was probably erected as early 
as 17-50. There was a mill at Beaverdam before 1 74S. Jona- 
than Jagger had fixed his residence at Tanner's Neck at the 



INTKODUCTION. Ill 

same date, and the familiar names of Bower, Rogers and Hal- 
sey appear as actual settlers in that neighborhood before the 
middle of the last century. Such was the beginning of those 
villages now so noted for thrift and prosperity, and long may 
the descendants of the Southampton families continue their 
ancestral names in the enjoyment of fertile fields which they 
rescued from the wilderness. 

So long as the population of the town was almost entirely 
confined to the village of Southampton, all goods and stores 
from abroad were landed at North Sea, as the most convenient 
port, but when in process of time the population of Sagapon- 
ack and Meacox had become quite numerous, it was necessary 
to find some nearer port of landing, and thus save much of 
the time and labor in transporting their goods. This was the 
origin of Sag-Harbor, which was called for many years " Sag- 
aponack harbor," and in bills of lading as late as 1760, was 
called '^ the Harbor of Sagg." The exact time at which a 
permanent settlement was made at this place is unknown. 
The first intimation of it is in 1745, when a Mr. Russell* is 
mentioned as having a house on what is now the site of the 
Railroad depot. A store-house and tan-yard were established 
by John Foster in 1756. Nathan Fordham seems to have 
been a dweller there as early as L755, and this may be con- 
sidered as the period of the settlement ; up to that time the 
only land at Sag-Harbor that was of any value were the salt 
grass meadows which lined the shore of the bay. In 1768 
the village had increased to snch an extent that a meeting 
house was erected, and then, with the whale fishery and trade 
with the West Indies, began a long series of years of prosper- 
ity, interrupted only by the troubles of the Revolution. 

In the religious history of the Town, during the period em- 
braced in our volume, the most remarkable events are the 

* Probablj' Samuel Russell, to whom the' town granted land near his mead- 
ow, in 1739. See page 65. 



rV INTRODUCTION. 

change in form of Church government, from Congregational- 
ism to Presbyterian] sm, and the rise, progress and dechne of 
the "New hght movement." The former seems to have been 
the result of a call to Rev. Samuel Gelston to become the suc- 
cessor of Rev. Joseph Whiting, who, after a pastorate of more 
than thirty years, died in 1716. It is quite probable that the 
call to Mr. Gelston was to some extent owing to the influence 
of his brother Hugh, who had been for some years a resident 
of the place, and seems to have held a high social position 
from the first, and afterwards held the oflice of County Judge, 
and other places of honor and trust. In the call to Mr. Gels- 
ton, the people of Southampton agree to " subject themselves 
to the Presbytery in the Lord." The Church at Bridge- 
Hampton appears to have adopted the same relation at nearly 
the same time, and the new form of Church government then 
established has continued unchanged till the present day. 

In the year 1740 a most wonderful revival of religion oc- 
curred in New England, and from its wide extent and over- 
whelming power, has been justly distinguished by the name 
of the " Great Awakening. This out-burst of religious inter- 
est extended to the Churches on Long Island. As the relig- 
ious persecutions which brought our fathers to these shores, 
had long since been a thing of the past, and was known to 
the succeeding generations only as a dim tradition, so also the 
deep religious spirit brought with them had ceased to be the 
great moving power of the community,, and there is too much 
evidence that the deep and vital sentiment had degenerated 
into a tame formality, and rehgion, which to the fathers had 
been the breath of life, to the sons was but a lifeless thing. 
To breathe the breath of life into these dry bones came the 
preaching of Whitefield. If we can judge anything from the 
testimony of those who listened to his glowing words, his elo- 
quence must have exceeded anything since the days of the 
Apostles 5 and although far removed from the scenes of his 



INTRODUCTION. V 

greatest labors, yet still his influence was felt even to these 
distant villages, as the stone cast into a lake creates a ripple 
that reaches to its farthest shore. But into the revival as 
manifested in the Church at Bridge-Hampton, there veas in- 
troduced a new and extraordinary element. Rev. James Da- 
venport, who was settled as pastor in Southold, 1738, accord- 
ing to his biographer, "became satisfied that God had revealed 
to him that His kingdom was coming with great power, and 
that he had an extraordinary call to labor for its advancement." 
Acting upon this belief he proceeded to the wildest acts of en- 
thusiasm, and soon produced in himself and his followers a 
sta e of things that might well be called half religion and half 
insanity. Such was the origin and the nature of the "New 
Light movement." In the opinion of these enthusiasts the 
religious progress of their brethren in the Church was too 
slow for them. The aged pastor. Rev. Ebenezer White, who 
was soon to retire from a faithful and laborious service of fifty 
years, was denounced as a "hindrance on tlie road to glory." 
A schism was soon made, a separate church formed, and a 
small house of worship erected in 1748. The evil effects of 
this movement lasted tiU 1800, although many of the new 
congregation returned to the old fold, yet enough still remained 
to keep up a separate organization under the ministry of Rev. 
Klisha Paine, who died in 1775, but the early enthusiasm had 
died out and their numbers decreased as time went on, until 
the few that remained returned to the Church they had left, in 
the early part of the present century. 

At tliis distant period we can form no true opinion as to 
the real motives or the true character of the founders of the 
new church, but whoever at this time attempts to recount 
this episode of our religious history must not forget that the 
j)icture of the "New Light movement" has been painted by 
its enemies. Their greatest mistake was in yielding to the 
delusions of entliusiasm, and their gravest error was in believ- 



VI INTRODUCTION. 

ing tlmt tliey could not be as holy and as pure in the church 
as out of it. 

When the congregation ceased to exist the church building 
was sold and converted into a dwelling, and when we saw it 
last, children were playing at the door, where once sincere 
men and women had entered with the faith deep rooted 
in their hearts, that what they had done was in accordance 
with the command of God, "Come forth from the world and 
be ye separate." 

Rev. Ebenezer White and Rev. James Brown, under whose 
ministry the above events had transpired, had passed away 
from earth, leaving precious memories behind.* 

Next comes the Revolution. As the general history of that 
mighty struggle is familiar to all, it only remains for us to re- 
count the local events of minor interest. At the beginning of 
the strife the town of Southampton was not behind her sister 
towns in patriotic ardor, and in preparation for the war. A 
committee of safety was appointed whose first labor was to 
make a complete census of the town.f Militia companies 
were formed in the villages of South and Bridge-Hampton. 
The 1 st Company of the Regiment, commanded by Col. Ohver 
Smith, was formed in the town, another with Capt. John 
Hulbert at its head, was on the march to join the regiment, 
when the whole command was met by the news of the disas- 
trous result of the battle of Long Island. The Regiment and 
Companies were at once disbanded. Men who had been most 
prominent in advocating the cause of independence fearing for 



* The tomb stone of Rev. Ebenezer White may still be seen in the Sagg 
burying ground. The remains of Kev. James Brown rest in the sadly neg- 
lected burying ground at bcuttlo Hole, and as his tomb stone there is exposed 
to many chances of destruction, we copy here its inscription. 

In niemoi-y of the | Revd. James Brown | Pastor of the | Church of Christ, 
in Bridge Hampton | who died April 22 1788 | in the (iSth year | of his age. 

t This census which is in manuscript in the office of the Secretary of State, 
Albany; is printed in tl e appendix, for the copy we are indebted to the cour- 
tesy of Kev. Geo. li. Howell, of State Library. 



INTRODUCTION. VII 

the result, took instant measures for removing their families 
to Connecticut. Permits were granted for this purpose by 
the Committee of Safety. The wharf at Sag-Harbor was 
crowded with emigrants. British troops were quartered in 
the different villages. Sir Wm. Erskine, the British General, 
had his headquarters in Southampton. Houses left vacant by 
the refugees were immediately appropriated to the use of the 
soldiery, and duriijg the remainder of the war the inhabitants 
were cut off from affording any open aid to the cause of free- 
dom ; yet still a clandestine communication was kept with 
the people and places on the main land, and a part of the un- 
written history of the Revolution, a part to which we hope 
some future historian will do justice, is the romantic events 
connected with what has been called " the whale boat war- 
fare." These light craft, easily transported for short distances 
on land, and capable, when urged by vigorous arms, of mak- 
ing rapid speed over the waters, were frequently manned by 
crews perfectly familiar with their use, and well acquainted 
with every nook and corner of the Long Island coast, and 
proceeding from the Connecticut shore, across the sound, and 
making a portage across the northern branch of the Island to 
Pecouic bay, and another at the narrow isthmus of Canoe 
Place, they would proceed for miles up the bays on the south 
side, and the first intimation of their presence would be some 
British out-post suddenly attacked when thoughtless of dan- 
ger near, or some prominent Tory surprised in his house, or a 
vessel boarded while lying at anchor in fancied security ; and 
having accomplished their errand they would depart the way 
that they come, with a secresy that eluded discovery, arid a 
swiftness that defied all pursuit. 

The years that succeeded the Revolution found the Town, 
as regards prosperity, at its lowest ebb. The refugees who 
returned found their property destroyed, the land had lost 
much of its original fertility, and the improved methods of ag- 



VIII INTRODUCTION. 

riculture of modern times were not known ; the whale fishery 
which afterwards was such a source of wealth was in its in- 
fancy ; many of the most energetic citizens went to found 
new settlements in other parts of the State, and in 1804, Dr. 
Dwight, President of Yale College, in his tour through the 
Island, thus records the impressions he derived from what he 
saw: "Southampton is said to have been formerly a flourish- 
ing settlement. At present it bears the aspect of decline. 
Some of the houses are better than any in East Hampton, but 
the general appearance is less agreeable and prosperous, the 
town is less compactly built," and he adds, unkindest cut of 
all, " the inhabitants are said to be less industrious." But 
could the venerable Doctor re-visit the places of which he 
formed so unfavorable an opinion, we venture to think his 
opinion would be changed, and a more flattering verdict ren- 
dered. 

Arrived at the conclusion of our task, we cannot but be 
grateful to our fellow citizens for the liberality w^ith which 
they have begun, and carried on the work. Ani we return 
our sincere thanks to all who have aided us in its completion, 
by word or deed ; and we lay down our pen, thankful that it 
has been our privilege to add our mite to the sum of the 
world's knowledge, glad that we have been able to rescue 
from oblivion the memorials of a noble race, and the records 
of a time that has long since passed away. 



May 1, 1878. 



HKICOPIDS OB" 

Town of Southampton, L. I. 

VOLUME 3cl, CALLED LIBEll B. 



[The word " pnge " with number attached, denotes tlie page 
of original book in Town Clerk's office. w. s. p.] 

Page 1. Southampton lune ye 23 1731. Wee Jeckomiali 
Scott and lohn Howell were chosen by ye ^proprietors of north 
sea as layers out to lay out all ye undevided land within their 
line, according to our discretion, and wee having layd ye said 
lands accordingly do make our return as followeth. We first 
first began in Jeffryes neck or little neck at ye north east cor- 
ner of lohn Hanes close Running from said corner northward 
upon a Direct line to ye corner of Thomas Luptons close at 
little pond with liberty to fence down to ye pond through 
Capt Scotts meadow to ye said lot which is about fourteene 
acres of land, and there shall be a good sufficient gate be Cept 
and maintained at ye said lohn Haneses corner, for people to 
pass and Repas throw ye said lott to their lands and medows 
as formerly they have don, and ye chardge of ye gates is to be 
to ye owners or improvers of ye said lotts or all of them. 

2 Ye parcell of land being on ye east side of ye said neck 
eastward of ye path which Runs down to homeses hill, ye 
south end of ye said lott beginning at ye southwest corner of 



2 KECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTTIAMPTON. 

conceiise pinte* lott and extending northward on ye east side of 
ye Road that leads to homes hill to ye fish cove a httle on this 
side, ye hamack of upland being to ye sontliward of said 
homeses hill, [two words illegible! is granted to lohn Hanes 
for his Right of meadow in seder pinte lott ye said seder pinte 
lott including all seder pinte and all ye medow on ye east side 
east ward to the water east ward and northward to tlie east- 
ward and northward of said Homes liill road (and all the med- 
ow granted to Tho. Halsey by lohn Hanes by ye hammock a 
fore said,) in Seder pinte lott, but with this Incumbrance al- 
lowing George Harris Samuel Cooper and Samuel Bishop to 
fetch theire sedge off as formerly, shutting up bars as they go 
in and out them and theires here after for ever, and ye lott 
contains fourteen acres more or less of land beach meadows 
and sedges. 

No 3 lyeth at homeses hill on ye west side of ye patli be- 
tween William lennings medow at ye cove and ye north part 
of homeses hill and cleft, so running westward and adjoining 
to number four, allways provided yt ye owner or improver of 
said lots do upon his own cost and charge kepe and maintain 
gates or bars for all people to pass or repass through ye said 
lot round ye said cove as they have formerly don and ye said 
lot is eighteen acres more or less. 

No 4 lying westward of No 3 and adjoining to ye same be- 
tween No 5 and the top of ye cleft running westward to lef- 
frys crick Road leeving four poles wide of upland at ye west 
end of ye above said lot for a high way to ye harbor, and to 



* Conscieuco Point is on the west side of North Sea Creek, and little north 
of Mr. Jeremiah lleeves' landing. If the old story is true, this may be called 
tlic I'lymonth llock of Southampton, Tradition states that the first settlers 
laiidi'd oil this jioint, and that one of the women, as she stepped on shore, 
exclaimed, •' For conscience sake, I'm on dry land once more !" This tradi- 
tion, whether true or false, is of considerable antiquity to our knowledge, 
heuce the name Conscience Point. W. S. P. 



RECOIM)S: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 3 

land imd Iny things on as occasion sliall searve and yo above 
said lot is by estimation twenty five acres more or less. 

No 5 lyes southward of No 4 Running over and adjoiidng 
to and with No six and at ye east end adjoining to No two of 
tlie four lots running westward to leffiys Crick road running 
or leading to ye harbor, leaving foure poles wide at ye west 
end of said lot of uj^landfor a highway to ye harbor, and is by 
estimation twenty acres more or less. 

No 6 South w^ard of No five and adjoining to ye same ex- 
tending still southward to leffry's creek road leading to y(! 
harbor adjoining to No two of ye foure lots on east end, tlien 
Running westward to ye water in lefFrys Crick liole and ye 
highway leading to ye harbor, and is by estimation sevtiii 
acres be it more or less, and to all ye land from Samuel len- 
lungs corner to lye for highwayes and i)idjlick use for ever 
as witnes our hands 
North to ye cleft yt is not lotted 

or devided is al to lye for publick lECKAMIAH SCOTT 
use for ever for a higliway. lOIiN HOWELL 

This is a, tiue coiiy tvom ye originall as atest my hand 
(TIRLSTOPHER FOSTER, 

Towne Clerke 

Page 2. [Absti-act of deed.] Daniel Wick sells to losiah 
Stanbrough a lot containing .^ acre bounded N by the woods 
E l)y commons S by losiali Hand, W by lob Sayre, price 20 
shillings. Inly 30 1737 

Witnesses TEMPERA^X'E Haines Iames Burnet. 

[Abstract.] Peletiah Fordham sells to lohn Mitchell 20 
acres at Hog neck point, bounded E by Daniel Sayre, N by 
highway W S by water, ^65 Nov. 10 1719 

Witnes Isaac Mills Ioiin Tarbell 

DANIEL SAYRE lustice. 



4 records: town of Southampton. 

[Abstract.] Richard Wood sells to lohii Mitchel ^ 50 of 
coinonage which I purchased of Nehemiah Howell price ^20 
Witnes Edward Davis Samuel Bigelow. 

Page 3. [Abstract.] Samuel Cooper sells to lohn Mitchel 
20 acres lying on the beach side of Scuttle hole, bounded N 
by Samuel lohnes, E Thomas Halsey, S Thomas Cooper, W 
highway =£64 Sept. 3 1731 

Witness Iames Herrick Ioiin Foster Thomas Reed 

Page 4. [Abstract.] leckamiah Scott sells to lohn Mitcli- 

el ^ of my meadow and land at Mecox, bound S by other half 

W by Swan crick N Edward Petty E by undevided land £{J7 

Oct. 22 172S 

Witness Iohn Mackie, Tho. Reed 

Page 5. [Abstract.] Benj Foster sells to Henry Harris a 
50 lot of upland in the north side twenty acre division, being 
in lot No 6 which 50 adjoining lohn Post. [Date gone.] 

Page 6. Southampton April ye 1 day 1735 Voted that 
David Burnet shall have his fifty of land in ye last devision 
exchanged and layd out ajoining to his orchard att ye discre- 
tion [of] Captin White and lohn Howell at ye said Burnets 
charge, tliis vote past clear only two men against it 

CHRIST(JPHER FOSTER Clerk. 

Whereas David Burnet obtained a voat of ye town to ex- 
change his fifty of land with said town lying at Caps (Camps !) 
pond in ye lot no. 48, he laying down ye said 50 and taking a 
licke quantity ajoining to his orchard and ye said to w^n afore- 
said ordered Capt Ephraim Wliite and lohn Howell to do ye 
above said work according to their discretion, and we ye said 
Ephrain White and lohn Howell did measure oflf one third 
part of ye said Burnets lot aforesaid as followeth, at ye east 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF S0UTHA3IPT0N. 5 

end beginning at ye north east corner we measured 24 poles 
and from ye South east comer we measured oft' 24 poles which 
makes seven acres and a halfe and four poles of ground wdiich 
is to be and remain to ye proprietors of said town for evei', 
and laid out seven acres and a halfe of ye proprietors land 
ajoining to ye east end of said David Burnets orchard ye east 
end next to ye orchard is 40 poles, west end is 34 poles ^, 
South side 34^, north end 30 poles, all which said land is to 
be and remaine to ye said David Burnet him and liis heirs for 
ever, and for ye confirmation hereof we ye said Ephraim White 
and lohn Howell liave hereunto sett to our hands this 1st day 
of April 1737 

EPHRAM WHITE 
lOHN HOWELL 

[Abstract] Jonathan Culver sells to Eliali Davis G acres at 
Towd, bounded N by highway, E by said Culver from ye high- 
way where ye old house stood to ye water down to ye water 
hole southward equally to be devided between us, S & W by 
Wm lennhigs .£10 Feb S 1738.* 

• Page S. At a meeting of ye north sea neabors voated may 
ye 26 day 1731 leffrys Neck and Cow neck land laid out of 
said necks within ye noiih sea line that is to be devided and 
laid out by leckamiah Scott and Capt lohn Howell, at their 
discretion at ye charge of ye proprietors that are hereunto 
subscribed, it is to be understood all ye land within ye north 
sea hue within ye neckes or without shall be laid out by ye 
above said men. 

lECKAMIAH SCOTT EPHRAIM WHITE 
SAMUEL CLARK DAVID HANES 

THOMAS LUPTON lOHN ILUNES 
Witnes Ioiin Olberson Moses Culver. 

* This place lies ou the shore of the baj' north-west from the homestead of 
Jared Jennings. W. S. P. 



G IJIX'ORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTON. 

May 29 1751 We the arbitrators having considered of tlie 
diferance between lohn Hudson and Thomas Lupton concern- 
ing the bounds of their land do award as folio weth that the 
1)0unds shall be according as it is now fenced and tiiat said 
Lupton shall pay eight shillings of the charge, and said Hud- 
son three witnes our hands 

lOSEPH HO^^^ELL 
A true copy by me lOSIAH HOWELL 

Obadiaii Rogers Clerk STEPHEN REEVES 

Southampton April 3 1753 At a town meeting holden on 
said day to chuse towai officers for the year ensuing according 
to the tenor of our patent in presence of Hugh Gelston and 
lob Pierson Justices. Steplien Rogers chosen clerk for the 
year ensueing, Abram Halsey cliosen Supervisor for the year 
ensueing, Abram Halsey and losiah Pierson chosen assessors 
for the year ensueing, Silas Howell and lohn Daines chosen 
Constables for the year ensueing, William lennings chosen 
Collector at 6d per pound for the year ensueing, Isaac Post 
and Nathan Halsey chosen Supervisors for Intestate estates foi' 
the year ensueing. Abraham Cooper lohn Alberson lohn 
Chatfield Esq Isaac Post Abraham Halsey Obadiah Rogei-s 
Nehemiah Say re Thomas Cooper Daniel Hedges Abraham 
Pierson Thomas Sanford & lohn lennings chosen Trustees for 
the year ensueing, Isaac Post and Abraham Halsey chosen 
overseers of poor for the year ensueing. losiah Pierson Thom- 
as Stephens and Abraham Halsey chosen Commissioners for 
the year ensueing, Obadiaii Rogers and Zachariah Sanford 
chosen viewers of fence for the year ensueing. 
I Voted that the Trustees shall h ave the care of the fishery at 
^ Quogue to dispose of it as they shall think fit. 

HUGH GELSTON ^ . , . 

lOB PIERSON 5 ^"''"^^'^• 
A true copy per me Steiiiien Rogers Clerk. 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF .SOUTHAMPTON. 7 

Paoe 9. Whereas lonathan Culver of our towne obtained 
a vote of the proprietors of said town on our last election day, 
to lay down al^out one acre and halfe of land on ye north side 
of Benjamen Haines home lot running from ye town street 
westward to the land of lustice losiah Howell where Abner 
Howell's smiths shop stands, and to ye highway by lolm 
Bishops, and did appoint Hugh Gelston and lohn Howell to 
do ye above said work and lay out to ye above said Culver so 
much land in quantity and quality at ye west end of Benjamen 
Hains home lot, not rouging any highways, and we the said 
layers out have done ye said as followeth, we measured the 
said Culvers land and found it to be one acre and half and 
about four poles of ground which ye said lonathan Culver hatli 
laid down tor the use of the proprietors and their successors 
for ever, and we the said layers out have measured off to ye 
s;dd Culver one acre and about thirty poles of ground at ye 
west end of said Benjamen Hains home lot, the north end be- 
ing five poles wide, ye south end nineteen poles, the west end 
sixteen poles, ye east side twenty one poles, running south to 
ye buiying place, all which said land is to be and remaine to 
ye said lonathan Culver to him and his heirs for ever, and in 
confirmation hereof we the said Hugh Gelston and lohn How- 
ell have made this our return under our hands this fifth day of 
May 1737* 

HUGH GELSTON 
lOHN HOWELL 

Page 10. [xVbstract.] Ellis Cook sells to Samuel Cook ^ 
of his 55 acre lot at mill pond head bounded W & E by higli- 



* The land of Jonathan Cnlvei- is now the south part of the highway run- 
ning west from Town street and north of the homestead of Capt. Hem-y Hal- 
sey, it inchides the home-lot now owned by Miss Nancy Sayre. Benj. Haines 
home-lot included the present home-lots of Capt. Daniel Jagger and Henry 
Halsey. Thi land laid out for Jonathan (Julver is now the home-lots of Capt. 
Wm. Fowler and Harriet 11. Halsey. W. S. P." 



8 UECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTH AMPTOX. 

ways S by other half as lot (date gone, probably 1737) =£100 
Page 11. [Abstract.] Hezekiah Toppmg sells to lohn 
S.-iyre one 50 of comonage, w^est of Canoe place, price £1 

March G 173S. 

Witness Iosiah & David Halsey. 

[Abstract.] Obadiah Rogers sells to lohn Sayre a lot of 
meadow adjoining a pond which lets into ye sound known by 
ye nnme of Canoe place, joining N by the beach, E & S by 
the woods, W by the pond, price £IQ> August 11 1735 

Witness Ichabod & Abraham Cooper. 

Page 12. [Abstract.] Hezekiah Topping sells to Abra- 
ham Halsey ^ of a 50 of comonage west of Canoe place. £1 
March 6 1738. 

Page 13. [Abstract.] Samuel Woodruff' sells to Stephen 
Foster ^ 50 comonage throughout the town, .£1G 14s April 
IS 1738. 

Page 14. [Abstract.] Iosiah Halsey sells to David Hal- 
sey one 50 of comonage throughout the town, ^3, Feb 5 170G 
Witness Mathew Howell Justice Ezekiel Howell 

[Pages 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 are occuj^ied with the 
" Returns of the laying out of the Great South and North Di- 
visions." These surveys are re-copied on pages 154, 155, 15G, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 161, and will be found on those pages.] 

Page 21. [Abstract.] Know all men by these presents 
that I David Hanes of Southampton have sold to Samuel Clark 
one 50 of upland in homes hill lot, in Lot No 3 6 acres. Sam- 
uel Clark gives in exchange 3 acres on the south side of said 
Haines home lot bounded N by my own land, W by a brook, 
S by Captain Scotts land, E by the Road, also two 50s in fish 
cove lot No 4 3 acres. Feb 2 1738 

Witness Iosiah Foster Nathaniel Rusco. 



RECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 9 

Page 22. Southampton March ye first day 1739 lohn 
Hanes and Henry Harris has made a Divition of all their 'Clay 
pits land as followeth ye said lohn Hanes is to have East side 
that they purchased of Samuel Clark, to be unto ye said lohn 
Hanes, and ye West side that was Joseph Luptons land that 
they purchased of him, from ye clay pit run to a stump to a 
crooked tree, and from ye crooked tree to a stake now set 
down, all the land northward from this line down to ye fresh 
pond is to be and remain to Henry Harris and to his heirs for 
ever, be it more or less, and all ye land South of this hue men- 
tioned is to be and remain to lohn Hanes and his heirs forever, 
with that land on ye East side of the highway which formerly 
[was] Samuel Clarkes land called ye clay pits land, to be and 
remain to ye said lohn Hanes and his heirs for ever, and also 
ye said John Haines and his heirs is to have two apple trees 
on ye west side of ye highways north by the ditch, and he ye 
said lohn Hanes and his heirs to have free liberty from time 
to time to fetch oft' ye fruit as long as ye trees shall live, and 
we both agree that this division shall be a final division to us 
and our heirs for ever, and we both agree to have it entered 
on ye town Records, in witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our hands in presence of us 

lOHN HANES 
HENRY HARRIS 

[The above mentioned land lies at North Sea on the west 
side of the street j ust south of the stream that crosses the road, 
running from Fresh Pond. w. s. p. 



Daniel Foster of the town of Southampton has sold and 
made over his fifty Right in ye seder swamj) at ye Riverhead 
to Isaac Halsey lun and to his heirs and assigns forever, as 
witness 

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Clerk. 



10 KECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[The 23, 24, 25, 2G, 27 and 2Sth pages are occupied with 
the hiyiiig out of the Lower Division in Quogue Purchase. 
This is re-copied on the 166 to 173 pages, inclusive, and will 
be found at that place. The 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 
and 37th pages are occupied with the laying out of the North 
or Upper Division of Quogue Purchase, and the Canoe Place 
Division. These are re-copied on the 1S4 to 194 pages in- 
clusive, and they wnll be found there. w. s. p.] 

Page 37. [Abstract.] Isaac Halsey sells to Aaron Burne 
a parcel of land lying joining to Aaron Burnets home lot which 
was laid as amendment to 4 lots in great South Division. 
Aaron Burnet gives in exchange | of a 50 in Lot 7 Upper Di- 
vision Quogue Purchase April 2 1739 

Page 38. Know all men by these presents that whereas 
Hezekiah Howell having bought one hundred acres of land 
lying on ye east side of Beaver Dam River in Quaqanantuck 
purchase of ye Trustees of ye free holders and Comonahty of ye 
town of Southampton as may more plainly appear by a deed of 
sale from under tlieir hands and seals of said trustees therefor, 
I ye said Hezekiah Howell do firmly binde and oblige myself my 
heirs and assigns noways to hinder ye proprietors of said pur- 
chase at any time or at all tunes here after from building a 
mill upon ye said Beaver Dam Stream or making a dam on ye 
same. But the proprietors shall have free liberty to build and 
make a dam on said stream notwithstanding ye said deed of 
sale and shall not be accounted Tresspassers in so doing, and 
in witnes hereof I ye said Hezekiah Howell have heareunto 
set my hand & scale in Southampton this 1st day January '173S 

HEZEKIAH HOWELL. 
Witnes SiLVANUS White John Herkick. 

[Abstract.] Jeremiah Culver having bought a parcel of 
land lying at Canoe place, of the Trustees binds himself and 
his heirs not to liinder any carts to pass through said land, and 



REC0KD8: TOWls OF SOrTKA.MPTOX. 11 

there shall be a passing road througli the said land at all times 
no ways hindering the town from digging ont the ditch at 
the Canoe place if they see cause to do so. 

[Abstract.] Isaac Halsey sells to B(!njamin Woodruff a 
parcel of meadow lying on a small island of Sedge at Red 
Creek No 3S between 0])adiah Rogers and Stephen Herrick. 
also a parcel at Lot 20 Pine neck. Benj Woodruff gives in 
exchange my half lot that fell to me in the ui)per division 
Quogue Purchase (Lot 13) 

Page 39. I doe acknov/ledge that I have sold to Captain 
Isaac Halsey Senior an upper lot against great Onuck lying 
with Christopher fibster and Samuel Howell, ye ninth lot. 

April ye 20 day 1739. 

JOHN SAYRE. 



Southampton Ian ye 6 day 1739 it was voted that Jonathan 
Culver may fence his lot of land at a place called Towd down 
to ye edge of ye bank at ye said towd as witnes our hands 
Elisha Howell Thomas Stephen Stephen Topping John ]\Iore- 
house Henry Halsey James White Josiah Topping John Post 
Ilugli Gelston Abraham Cooper Trustees of ye abovesaid town 

Whereas Jonathan Raynor Josiah Halsey and John Howell 
were ordered by ye owners of ye lots of medow on ye beach 
lying from ye westward part of the hill bank to Dow litle or 
where ye old gutt formerly was to lay out ye said meadows 
according to every mans right as it now stands Recorded upon 
ye town book, and we the said layers out upon ye 21 day of 
lune ]739 did begin to lay out ye said meadows and we layd 
it into 41 lots and make our return as followeth, and we bes:an 
fourteen poles westward of the middle of the hall bank, or 
where the gut broke out and laid out ye lot No 1 Increasing 
westward to ye middle of privateer hill containing 31 lots, and 
then we layd out amendment ajoining to ye lot No 31 between 



12 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



that and ye lot No 32 of 6 poles wide for ye lot No 1 and No 
2 and No 10, and then we layd out ye other ten lots inclviding 
Dow litis gut poynt ye bredth of ye lot 

poles wide. 



No 1 


is 


26 


poles 


wide 


No 


17 


is 


32 


No 2 


is 


26 


a 




u 


IS 


a 


26 


No 3 


is 


20 


a 




IC 


19 


a 


30 


No 4 


is 


20 


u 




u 


20 


a 


2S 


No 5 


is 


42 


i. 




iC 


21 


a 


28 


No 6 


is 


42 


u 




il 


22 


u 


24 


No 7 


IS 


30 


u 




ii 


23 


11 


30 


No S 


is 


24 


a 




iC 


24 


il 


30 


No 9 


is 


36 


u 




a 


25 


Cl 


26 


Nolo 


is 


100 


a 




iC 


26 


a 


24 


Noll 


is 


32 


a 




a 


27 


a 


26 


No 12 


is 


26 


ic 




Cl 


28 


(I 


22 


No 13 


is 


26 


li 




a 


29 


a 


22 


No 14 


is 


42 


a 




(I 


30 


Cl 


20 


No 15 


is 


30 


a 




i( 


31 


li 


22 


No 16 


is 


30 


(.(. 













and between No 31 and No 32 lyes an amendment of six poles 
wide for ye lots No 1 and No 2 and No 10 ye said amendment 
including privateer hill, and 



No 32 is 20 poles wide 

II 2:i '' 22 " " 

<i 34 " 26 " " 

II g^5 U jjo ii li 

" 36 " 30 " " 



No 37 is 28 poles wide 
" 38 " 26 " " 

II 39 II 24 " " 

a 40 " 22 " " 

" 41 " 30 " " 



Which said lot includes ye grate pinte of meadow at Dow lit- 
tle and there fore to ratify and confirm ye said devision we ye 
said layers our have hereunto set our hands ye day and year 
withhi mentiond 

JOHN HOWELL 
JOSIAH HALSEY 

Layers out. 



records: town of Southampton. 



13 



[DRAWING OF LOTS.] 



The heirs of Thos Burnet No 1 
'' " " Joseph Pierson : 
" " " Thomas Cooper : 
John Jagger 100 and 
Heirs of John Woodnift' 



Thomas Halsey 
Abraham Wilhnan 
John Howell 
Samuel Jolmes 
Richard Howell ^ 
& Isaac Raynor 5 
Abraham Willmam 
John Howell 
Thomas Top})ing 
Samuel Barnes 
Obadiah Rogers 
John Howell Jr 



S 
9 

10 

11 
12 
1 :} 
14 
15 
10 
17 



27 
2S 
29 

30 

31 

32 
33 



Heirs of Isaac Halsey 

" Jonathan Raynor 

" John Howell Jr 

" John Jessnp 

'• Jonathan Raynor 

" Thomas Halsey 

" p]llis Cook 

" Edmond Howell 

assigns of Edmond Howell 34 

Heirs of John Jessup 

'' James White 

" John Howell 

^' James Cooper 

" Joseph Fordham 

" John Howell 100 

" Russell 50 

This is a true copy of ye 

drafte as it was drawn at ye 

15 house ot Henry Pierson ye 24 

1 9 day of June as witnes Ciikis- 

20 TOPHER Ffoster Clerk in ye 

21 year 1739. 



35 

36 

37 
38 
39 

40 



'■'■ Joseph Fordham 

" Joseph Foster 

" maj John Howell 

'■' Isaac Halsey and 

" John Larrison 

'' Edward Howell 100 

" and Tho Cooper 50 

'' Joseph Fordham 

" Lieutenant Post 1 00 

" and James Cooper 50 

" Francis Sayre 100 

" Joseph Hildreth 50 

Page 41. Southampton July ye 10 1739 Then at a meet- 
ing of ye proprietors of ye meadows on ye beach lying be- 
tween Coopers neck lane and Bachelders hall Joyning to ye 
pines devision of meadow on ye beach, did order at said meet- 
ing Nehemiah Sayre and John Howell to lay out ye said mea- 
dows into sixteen lots, according to their discretion, and we 



22 
23 
24 
25 

20 



Lot No. 1 now belongs to Albex-t Foster. 



14 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 



5'e said layers out having don the work do make our return as 
ibllowTth we began at Coopers neck lane with No 1 and so 
increasing ye lots westward to ye lot No IG which lyes Joining 
to ye lot No 1 in ye pines devision, and it is agreed upon by 
ye said owners of ye said lots that if any man shall in time to 
come be hindered or molested in his peaceable injoyment of 
his lot or lots or dispossessed of ye same except it shall be 
cleare and evident, then all the owners of ye said lots in gen- 
erall make up his of their loss or charge equally between them 
on this condition ye lots are drawn : Southampton July 12 1739 
ye wathin mentioned owners of said lots do proceed to draw 
their lots which a north and South line is to be a deviding be- 
tween each lot Draft of Lots 



Lot No 


1 is 80 Poles 


wide 


No 1 Ilezekiah Howell 


No 


2 is 50 


u 


a 


No 2 Jonathan Raynor 


a 


3 "25 


ii 


ii 


3 Jonah Howell 


u 


4 " 34 


u 


a 


4 Benjamen Woodruff 


u 


5 " 32 


iC 


ii 


5 Tho. Stephens 


a 


6 " 29 


ii 


ii 


Jonathan Raynor 


a 


7 " 27 


ii 


a 


7 Joseph HUdretli 


a 


S " 27 


ii 


ii 


8 Job Sayre 


u 


9 " -30 


a 


ii 


9 Jsaac Halsey Jr and 
Daniel Halsey 


li 


10 " 37 


ii 


a 


10 Capt Ephraim White 


11 


11 " 39 


ii 


a 


1 1 heirs of John Jessu]) deed 


a 


12 " 37 


{, 


ii 


1 2 heirs of Joseph Taylor 


a 


13 " 35 


ii 


i. 


1 3 heirs of John Jessup 


u 


14 " 32 


u 


u 


1 4 Job Sayre 


11 


15 100 


ii 


a 


15 heirs of Joseph Taylor 


<< 


16 " SO 


ii 


ii 


16 Jonathan Raynor 


Which lot is ye ] 


last in 


this 




divisior 


I and adjoins to ye 


A true copy of ye draft 


lot No 1 in ye pine di 


ivis- 


as witness 


ion, l)y 


us 






CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 




John IIow 


ELL 


Town Clerk 




Neiiemiah 


Sayre 





RECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 15 

Page 42. [Abstract.] Eliplialet Clark sells to his brother 
Elisha Clark 31 acres and 35 poles, lying Eastward of Long 
Pond, bounded N by Nathan Cooper, S by said Elip'halet Clark, 
E by highway, W by pond, also 1-13 of Lot 13 in botli Great 
South and North division, also ^ 50 of comonage lune 6 1739 

This may certitie tliat ye late division and comonadge with- 
in mentioned is that part that was given to me in my father's 
last will and testamente as witness my hand and scale ye sixtli 
day of lune 1739 

ELISHA CLARK 
Witness Samuel Ludlam 
Nathan Cooper 



[Abstract.] Ehsebeth Clark widow of Eliphalet Clark sells 
to Ehsha Clark her son, all her riglit to one half of the home 
1 jt,* which was Jeft to Elisha in his fathers will The other 
half of said home lot having been left to Eliphalet Clark sub- 
j !ct to said Elisebeths right during her life jirice 40s 
lime 4 ]739 Witness Samuel Johnes Henry Howell 

' Page 43. [Abstract.] (Eliphalet Clark and his brother 
Elisha having a lot of land in the 40 acre division have chosen 
Abraham Halsey to divide the same between them April 2 
1739.) 

Whereas Eliphalet Clark and Elisha Clark having a certain 
tract of land given by their father in partnership between 
them it being a 40 acre lot and joining to ye long pond and is 
bounded on two sides by ye land now in possession of Nathan 
Cooper and they having a mind to devide said land they did 
both of them together mutually agi'ee and did electe and choose 
me to devide ye said lot between them and give them each 
their part of said land as it was given them upon their father's 

* The home lot of Samuel Clark was just beyond the homestead of Colonel 
David R. Rose. W. S. P. 



16 records: town of Southampton. 

will, according to ye best of my understanding, and according- 
ly I proceeded to devide said land and made ye devision be- 
tween them according to their agreement and set a stake at 
each end to make a division between them and they both of 
them accepted of ye division where they set ye corner stakes, 
one at ye east end at ye street and ye other at ye west end 
near ye water having no regard to ye island in ye pond in ye 
division for I did not devide that nor any land lower than ye 
edge of the water. 

In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand in South- 
ampton this fourth day of April 1739.* 

ABRAHAM HALSEY. 

Wit Theopiiilus Howell. 



At a Trustee meeting ye 10 day of September 1738 ye trus- 
tees sould to Capt Ephraim White a pinte or island of upland 
and marsh lying in ye seven ponds in ye swamp not extending 
further Southward than ye swamp, for and in consideration of 
forty two shiHings which ye said White has already paid, and 
w^e ye trustees do make over to Ephraim White and his heirs 
and assines forever as witness my hand 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER, Clerk. 



At a trustee meeting ye 8 day of October 1739 ye trustees 
sould to Abraliam HoweU Jr one acre and a halfe of land at ye 
north end of his home lot at Wickapogue for three pounds and 
three shillings and nine pence, and also twelve acres lying at 
ye hay ground three acres sould to James White, three acres 
sould to Henry Ludlam, three acres sould to Abraham Halsey, 

* The tract of land above divided is uow in possession of Elbert Kose, Esq. 
It was lot No. — in the 40-acre division, and was drawn by 



Both the lot and the Island are crossed by the liailroad- W. S. P. 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF SOLTIIAMFrON. 17 

three acres sould to Israel Rose, ye wliole coutuiuiiiii' twelve 
acres, precisely no more nor no less. Being butted and bound- 
ed west by Jonathan Raynors mendment lying near ye hay 
ground, North East and Soutli by undivided lands, ye whole 
is twenty three pounds two shillings to be unto each of them 
their heirs and assigns for ever. TJiis being purchased of ye 
proprietors to pay for Gersham Culvers house for ye poore to 
live in, as witness John Post and Abraham Cooper Justice in 
ye names of all ye trustees. This is a true copy from ye 
oridginall as witnes 

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 

Page 44. [Abstract.] Samuel Bishop and John Bishop 
sell to Capt Isaac Halsey one 50 in Lot 12 Upper Division 
Quogue purchase as drawn by us, Nov. 17 1739 (See page 
187 of original.) 

[Abstract.] Samuel Johnes Jr sells to Aaron Howell five 
acres of land, bounded N by said Johnes land E by ye pond 
South by Samuel Haines W by common land price 20^ 
April 7 1738 

Wit Nathan Fokdiiam Nathan Cooper 

DANIEL SAYRE Justice. 

Page 45. [Abstract.] Jonathan Howell sells to his son 
Isaac Howell my close of land at Mill neck bounded N by land 
of Benjamen Foster, W by land I formerly gave to my grand 
son Jonatlian Howell Jr, S by highway and partly by land of 
Henry Ludlam, Jr, E by water, 30 acres. Also ^ of my lot 
of land lying above ye mill pond head at a place comonly 
called ye Speney woods lying in partnership with Benjamen 
Foster, 10 acres, bounded N by Nathaniel Halsey S by Elisha 
HoweU E by land of John Cooper and James White W by 
highway. Also my 6 acres of land lying at a place comonly 
called my uncle Jonas close, bounded S by highway E by 
Daniel Foster N & W by Epln-aim White, also ^ 50 of com- 



18 JU':coKi)S: town of soutiiaimpton. 

onage, also my 2^ lots of meadow at Ockabock in Jumping 
neck, also ^ 50 of meadow lying on ye west beach near Cup- 
soage, May 9 ] 734 

Witness Daniel Carter Abraham Halsey. 

Page 4(). [Abstract.] Jonathan Jagger and Daniel Wick 
having a 30 acre lot in the 30 acre division in partnership, 
bounded S by land of Samuel Johnes Jr E by Thomas Halsey 
and part by liighway, W by ye Country Road, Daniel Wick 
owning 1-G and Jonathan Raynor the rest, have chosen Jonah 
Rogers Jr and Abraham Halsey to divide the same. Who 
proceed as follows We laid off about G acres and a halfe and 
twenty seven poles at the north end for Samuel Wicks part 
and the remainder of the lot for Jonathan Jagger, said lot ly- 
ing at Scuttle hole. April 3 1739. 

Page 47. [Abstract. | Daniel Hedges sells to Daniel Fos- 
ter J of a lot of upland in the Upper Division in Quaquanan- 
tuck as it was drawn by me No 22 (See page 187 of original) 
price 2£ 10s April 1 1740. 

Page 48. [Abstract.] Walter Willmot student of Yale 
College sells to Silas White of Bridge Hampton, the 1-G part 
of the land bought of Shamgar Hand by Col. Pierson Capt 
Theophilus Howell and James Hildreth, on the 26 day of Sep- 
tember 1G98, which land Sag mill pond overflowed, together 
with 1-6 part of the Dam and all rights and privileges. Oct 
29 1732 Price 15s 

[This laud lies north of the road to Sagg, crossing the stream 
running into Sagg pond. w. s. p.] 

[Abstract.] Daniel Wick of Bridge Hampton sells to Silas 
White l-(i of above mentioned land Feb 11 1737 

Witnes Elnathan White John Danes 

Page 49. [Al)stract.] Joshua Hildreth sells to Silas White 
^ of the above named land and premises, price 25s March 5 
1738 

Witn(\s Jonathan Jagger Zaoiiariah Sanford 



KEC0KD8: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 19 

[Abstract.] Jeremiah and Nathan Halsey having a certain 
tract of hmd given tlieni by their father in his will, being 
bounded W by land of AVm Tarbell and Killis pond, N by 
Zachariah Sanford, E by John Cooper and Recompense Hal- 
sey and Theopliilus Howell Jr S by highway, have chosen 
Abraham HaLsey to divide the same, and he having made the 
division we are satisfied with the same date Jan. 28, 1 73S. 
(They were sons of Jeremiah Halsey.) 

Page 50. Southampton May ye S Day 1 740 w^hereas we 
ye trustees of ye town above said Being met together at ye , (v 
Seoul house to consult ye good and wellfare of our Respective "^ 
town, and being sensible of ye grate Rongs that have bin don 
in our town by reason of purchase and inlarging many very 
considerable quantities of ye undivided landes and appropriat- 
ing them to their ow^i pertickular use, to ye grate damage of 
ye proprietors we then to prevent all such undue measure in 
taking in land for ye future as well as to adjust former abuses 
In that kind, have at ye time and place above said passed a 
voate that ye Thirty acre Devision on ye south side, and ye 
Twenty acre Devision on ye north side layd out in ye year 
1712 shall be Regulated, and w^e have chosen and appointed 
Job Pierson Obadiah Rogers and Abraham Halsey to Regidate 
ye lots in said Devisions according to ye Records and with ye 
best of their understanding and at their discretion to agree and 
make up with all such pei'sons as they shall find to be ofend- 
ing in that case, this per order of ye trustees as witnes our 
hands 

ABRAHAM COOPER 
THOMAS COOPER ye :3d 
Obadiah Rogei-s Theophilus Howell 

William Alberson Joseph Howell 
Tiiomas Sanford John Hanes 
Nathan Herrick Abraham Halsey 

This is a true copy from ye oridginal as test 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clerk 



20 records: town of Southampton. 

[Abstract.] John Menay of East Hampton sells to Josiah 
Pierson ^ of a share of Montaiik Price 65£ March 30 1739 

Witness John Morehouse. 

Page 51. [Abstract.] John Norris and Nathan Norris sell 
to Josiah Pierson a parcel of land bounded N by Josiah Pier- 
son E part by Josiah Pierson and part by Abraham Pierson 
S by John Russell and W by street 12 acres, 4G poles, price 
55^ May 1 173S 

Witnes John Danes Jr Eleazar Stanborough 

Page 52. [Abstract.] Jolm Noms sells to Josiah Pierson 
5 acres of land that I had of Job Pierson and lyes at a place 
called Bridge Hampton, bounded W by John Morehouse land, 
N by Josiah Pierson E by Daniel Hedges well close, S by land 
I sould Daniel Hedges August 12 1735 price 18<£ 

Page 53. [Abstract.] Daniel Sayre sells to Josiah Pier- 
son ^ of my north lot that I had of my son, and is bounded W 
by Morehouses land, S by land I sold to Job Pierson, E by Hed 
ges land, N by highway, price 75^ March 20 1731 

Wit Josiah Topping John Norris. 

[Abstract.] David Topping enters earmark, slope under 
right ear and hollow crop on end of left ear and lialf peimy 
under it April 22 1746 

Page 54. [Abstract.] Thomas Stephens sells to Josiali 
Pierson |^ of a lot of land in the parish of Bridge Hampton the 
second lot drawn from ye line between East Hampton and 
Southampton both North and South Division ye whole lot 
containing about 260 acres price 105=£ June 14 1739 (See 
page 157 of original.) 

Page 55. [Abstract.] Adonijah Raynor sells to Jonathan 
Raynor two acres of land lying in Said Jonathan Raynor's 
home lot on the East side of main street, bounded N by Oba- 



records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 21 

diah Howells land E & S by said Jonathan Raynor's laud, W 
by town street.* June 21 1740 

Witnes Hugh Gelston Isaac Garrad 

Southampton June ye 2 1740 at a trustees meeting ye trus- 
tees voated that Josiah Stanborough should lay down or throw 
connnon to ye use of ye town that two acres and a half of 
land that he had of William Mulford and have in lieu of it 
some land joining to ye land which his house stands on ye 
north side and they appoint Thomas Sanford and Abraham 
Howell to consult and view ye land, and to assine him as 
much land in quantity and quality as they should think, and 
accordingly wee went on ye fourth day of June and did both 
agree that Josiah Stanbrough should have two acres for ye land 
that he had of Wilham Mulford 2 acres and 63 poles, and we 
staked it out 12 poles at ye east end, and upon a direct line 
by his house, and twelve poles at ye west end, and next to Jbo 
Sayres land, and forty poles upon ye south side next to David 
Hands home lot, and forty poles on ye north side of ye land 
lyeth square and these lines containe that acre that he had 
before that his house stands on, and the two acres that ye town 
hath trucked with him 

THOMAS SANFORD 
ABRAHAM HOWELL Jr 

Page 56. Southampton June ye 2 day 1740 Whereas ye 
Trustees of the town above said did appoint and order The- 
opliilus Howell and Abraham Halsey to lay out a certain tract 
of land joining on ye north side of John Coopers home lot on 
ye west side of Joshua Hildreths lot there fore according of ye 
trustees above said we proseded to lay it out three acres and 
sixty-six poles of ground which we laid seventy two poles 

* The home lot of Jonathan Kaynor is probably the north lot of Capt, Ed- 
ward Sayre on the east side of main street. W S. P. 



22 RECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

more in excliange for seventy two poles on ye west side of ye 
said Coopers home lot, which he laid down to ye town which 
makes in all three acres and 138 poles of ground, and it lyes 
52 poles long on each side but coming on to one corner of ye 
said Coopers lot it is not so long on ye middle, ye east line is 
not extended so far northward as Joshua Hildreths corner by 
5 poles and i, ye north line eight poles and makes a square 
comer at ye said Hildreths fence, ye south lines is 18 poles 
from Joshua Hildreths Sow west corner running a little to ye 
southward of said Coopers door to ye corner that we made, 
and from this corner to ye corner of Nathan Halseys corner of 
ye old lot in ye 40 acre Division is a straight line, and ye cor- 
ner of ye said land that we sould to said Nathan is exactly in 
this line, and whereas many of ye proprietors having given 
their particular in ye above said 3 acres and GG poles of ground 
to him ye said John Cooper, and others being not of ye mind to 
give their rights, we by order of ye trustees abovesaid did sell 
ye remainder of ye abovesaid three acres and 66 poles of land 
to him ye above said John Cooper 5 pounds per acre, and to 
his heirs and assigns for ever for ye above said sum of money 
which he paid to ye trustees as wdtness our hands this Sth 
day of August 1740 

ABRAHAM HALSEY 
THEOPHILUS HOWELL 
Abraham Cooper Clerk of Trustees 

Page 57. [Abstract.] Abraham Cooper Esq sells to Sam- 
uel Huntting of East Hampton a house and 4 acres of land in 
the town of Southampton, bounded N & W by the high way, 
E by Abraham Coopers land, S partly by land of Francis Pel- 
lotreau deceased, and partly by a gore piece of land belonging 
to said Abraham Cooper, price 150.£ April 1 1739* 

Witness Theopiiilus Pierson Job Pierson 

THOMAS CHATFIELD Judge 



RECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 23 

Page 58. [Abstract.] Nathaniel Huntting of East Hamp- 
ton preacher of the Gospel gives to his son Samuel 2 acres of 
comonage throughout the bounds of East Hampton except 
]\Ioiitauk, March 1 1736 

Witnes Samuel Hudson Elisha Conkling 

Page 59. [Abstract.] Elizebeth Clark, widow, sells to 
Eliphilet Clark her son, all her right to 20 acres of land being 
part of 30 acres which her husband gave her in his will during 
her life time together with the east end of the house, Jan 20 
1733 

Witness Joseph Nihngoll Hannah Clark 

[Al)stract.] Theophilus Howell of Bridge Hampton sells 
to Ricliard Partelo shoe maker, 3 acres of land at Sagg head 
bounded N by land of Josiah Hand, W by Job Say re, S by 
country road, E by undivided land, price 17<£ Oct 31 1737 

Witnes John Mitchell 

Richard Paetelo assigns the above to Eliphalet Clark JNIay 
21 1739 

Page 60 [Abstract.] Richard Partelo of Greenwich Fair- 
field County Connecticut, sells to Eliphalet Clark of South 
ampton a house and lot at the head of Sagg bounded N by 
David Hands land, partly by common land, S by the kings 
road, W by Job Sayre, E by David Hands land partly by 
comon land, 3 acres, price ^31 Nov 25 1740 

Wit Hannah Mead Ebenezer Mead 

Page 61. [Abstract.] Benjamen Haines sells to Abner 
Howell blacksmith, my now dwelling house and home lot, 3 
acres, situate in the town plot of Southampton butted and 

* The home lot of Abraham Cooper is now the homestead of the heirs of 
Cnpt. Isaac Bayi-e, deceased. W. S. P. 



24 KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

bounded by the town lands,* and ako my lot of land wliicli I 
had of Josiah Laiighton 8^ acres bounded N by land of John 
Post, E by Jeremiah Foster, S by Israel How^ell, W by high- 
way. Also my lot on the west side of ye highway IS acres, 
bounded N by land of John Bishop, S by John Woolly, E & 
W by highway. Also my lot of Meadow at North Sea lying 
near John Davis joining close by ye meadow of Ephraim 
White, S by the cieek, W by meadow of Wm Jennings, N by 
a stake standing by ye cliff, also 1-5 of a lot of comonage, 
price 160^ December 25 1738 

Wit IcHOBOD Sayre Daniel Bishop 

Page 63. Southampton May ye 10 day 1740 Whereas ye 
trustees of ye town above said at a trustee meeting held at ye 
school house on may ye eighth this present year, did pass a 
voate that ye lots in ye thirty acre division on the south side, 
and ye twenty acre division on ye north side should be regu- 
lated, and did apoint and order us Job Pierson Obadiah 
Rogers and Abraham Halsey to regulate said lots, therefore 
according to ye trust reposed in us and ye power by ye trus- 
tees given us, did prosede to ye work in ye following method 
and we began to make inspection first into ye lot No 44 and 
that we found is to contain within fence 2 acres and f and IS 
poles of land more than was layd out to it by ye lines, on ye 
Records, 54 poles of which land we sould to Capt White ye 
owner of said lot ye rest we ordered him to throw comon for 
ye proprietors, as the above said 54 poles that wee sould is at 
ye south end of said lott and is that upon which his son Ebar's 
house and barn standes and is on the north side and west side 
8 poles a peace and ye east 4 poles and on ye south 10 poles, 
ye price is 13, 6, and from thence we w^ent to the lot No 48 

* The home lot of Beujamiu Haines included the present home lots of Capt. 
Heury Halsey, Capt. Daniel Jagger, and the heirs of Capt. Austin Herrick. 

W. S. P. 



records: town of soutiiajiptox. 25 

in ye possession of Capt Ephraini White and Jeremiah Fos- 
ter, and finding this lot severall rods wider than it was on yo 
Records therefore we ordered ye said Capt White to throw 
out on ye east side of said lot a piece of land six poles and f 
wide at ye nortli end, and S poles at ye south end, he ye said 
Capt White and Jeremiah Foster and his son Stephen being 
their present did covenant that ye corners of ye said lot should 
remain as we had set, from thence to ye lot No — in ye pos- 
session [of] Jonali Rogers Jr and finding he had exceeded his 
bounds we sould him 35 poles of land lying across ye east end 
of ye afore said lot No — one pole wide at ye north end and 
a pint at ye south, price 1 Is 9d, from thence we w^ent to ye 
lot No 14 he having half ye front of that lot to wit Jeremiah 
Halseys and having fenced beyond his bounds we sould him 
3 poles wide along ye west end of his lot 36 poles long con- 
taining lOS poles of land for <£1 18s 3d and Nathan Halsey 
having ye other half this part we sould him 54 poles of land 
across ye west end of his part of said lot 3 poles wide at ye 
south end where it joyns to Jeremiah and a pint at ye north 
side where it joyns to, No 13 price 13s 6d, from thence went 
to ye lot No — in ye possession of Benjamen Woodruff' lying 
[at] Windmill hill and finding he had within fence an acre 
and a halfe and od poles of ye townes land which we sould to 
him for 3 pounds 15s which he paid to ye trustees, ye said 
land lyes across ye north end of ye foresaid lott and is 11 poles 
and a half wide at ye east end where it joyns to Daniel Wicks 
lot and comes to a pint at ye west end at ye northwest corner 
of ye lot, and fi-om thence we went to Nathan Halseys pitle 
where we found he had take in 11 poles of ground of ye pro- 
prietors land wliich we soidd to him, together with 42 jioles 
more at ye east end of said pitle which was layd down by 
John Cooper in exchange for so many poles given him on ye 
north end of his home lot by the proprietors, this above said 
42 poles of land is sould to ye above said Nathan Halsey and 



26 KIX'OHDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMl'TOX. 

to liis heirs aiul assines for ever but with this restriction tliat 
iieitlier he ye said Nathan Ilalsey nor any by or under liim or 
by any power by or from him shall either molest distress or 
Page G4] his Brother Jeremiali Halsey or any of liis during 
his brotliers naturall lite from riding passing or carting across 
ye said land to ye comon land but shall alow him and liis ye 
same hberty and priviledge in passing and Repassing through 
ye land as lie hath in possession and carting through ye land 
that was given to him ye said Nathan Halsey by liis father, ye 
said Jeremiah Halse}^ P'^^yi'in to his brother Nathan 3s for tlie 
priviledge, ye price for both pieces of land is 1£ ]3s Id wliicli 
was payd to ye trustees by ye said Nathan Halsey; from 
thence we went and sould to Mr Elisha Howell 60 poles of 
ground which he had fenced in at ye Bottom of ye lane that 
runs down between his old lot and Elias Cooks land formei'ly 
Capt Scots which 60 poles of land brings 1£ 2s 6d, said Eli- 
slias as far northward as his corner of his old lot is or to ye 
comer of his thorn hedge and no further, and ye said Elisha 
11<)\V(>11 nor his lieirs nor successors for ever shall by no means 
molest hinder turn aside or any ways .disturb any person or 
persons wliat soever from passing or repassing Carting or rid- 
ing through ye said land but ye highway shall be ye same 
tlirough this land as it is through that as adjoins to it that was 
formerly sould to him by ye town, and near the same place we 
sould Elias Cook 52 poles of land lying on ye west side of this 
above said land ye same length price 26 shillings wliich he 
paid to ye trustees, then we sould to Isaac Howell o5 jioles ot 
land lying at ye south east corner of liis wood lot in ye 30 
ai-re (UNision for 7s Gd wilnes our hands. 

Al^AHAM HALSEY 
OBADIAH ROGERS 
JOB MERSON. 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF KOUTIIAMPTOX. 27 

Soutliampton April ye 3 1741 whereas ye layers out of ye 
thirty acre Division in ye year 1712 did lay out a high wa}'- 
ten poles wide Running [from] East Hampton path to Hunt- 
ing path running along by ye east end of Mr Wicks home lot 
and along by ye east end of Lots No 1 and No 2 and No 3 
and No 4 and No 5 and 6 and No 7 in ye 30 acre division 
which was afterwards confirmed by ye commisconers ; for ye 
convenience of ye lot No 17 which ye aforesaid devision did 
lay ye aforesoid No 17 two poles into ye afore said highway, 
we there fore as comisconers do acertain and order this high- 
way shall be but 8 poles wdde and that the 2 poles above said 
shall be to ye lot No 17 as aforesaid as far as ye lot No 17 
Joynes to ye highway and no further, and ye rest of ye high- 
way shall be 10 poles wide, ye west side of this highway shall 
be a direct straight line from ye Southeast corner of above 
said lot No 1 to ye north west corner of ye said lot No 7 run- 
nhig nortli and by west its witness our hands 

ABRAHAM HALSEY 
STEPHEN HERRICK 

[The al)ove road is now called Lumber Lane ; the home lot 
of John Wick is the corner lot now or lately owned by Mrs. 
Grey. John Wick, who was a magistrate and man of import- 
ance in his day, was buried on his own land at his own requ(>st, 
and his head stone is still to be seen some 30 or 40 rods north 
of tlie main street of Bridge-Hampton, and as far west of Lum- 
ber Lane, upon it is the following inscription : " Here | was 
layed | the Body of Mr | lohn Wick Esq | Who Dyed lanv- 
ary | the IGth anno 1719 | iu the 59th year | of his age. w.s.r.] 



Page 65. Southampton november 1740 ye trustees of 
Southampton did agree with Daniel More that he should have 
that land in ye meeting house lane that ledeth down to ye 
Bridge, and that he shall leave out to ye townes use all that 



28 KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAIMPTON, 

Land that he claimed or had preterites to m ye nan-ow lane, ye 
trustees did appoint Thomas Sanford and Theophilus Howell 
and Job Pierson to agree with him and accordingly we did 
alow ye said More to take of ye Bridge lane ye length of it 12 
feet and a half and as a confirmation we put to our hands Jol) 
Pierson Theophilus Howell Thomas Sanford A true copy test 
CHPtlSTOPHER FOSTER Clerk 

At an election meeting April ye 7 day 174 1 John ffoster 
requestes ye towne of Southampton I desire you to lett me 
take up ten acres of land joining to my close head of the Crick 
on ye east part, [I] lapng down ten acres or an equivelent of 
land at ye south end of our lot No 45, this was voted thus 
John Howell and Abraham Halsey shall view the land and to 
lay it out according to ye voat upon ye said John fibsters 
cost and charge this was a clear vote, test 

CHRISTOPflER FFOSTER Clerk 

[Abstract.] In accordance with above vote 10 acres and 6 
poles are measured off at the east side of John Foster head of 
creek close, lying 63 poles on west side 6 poles on the East 
side, 26 poles on North end, he lays down in exchange 12 
acres 30 poles besides the highway. 

[Abstract.] Joseph Howell sells to Nathan Reeves a lot 
of 30 acres near Moses Culvers home lot, bounded S by high- 
way, W by comon land, N by Samuel Jaggers land, E by 
Ephraim Hildreths land, price 60^ May 6 1741 

Witness Mathew Wood Zebulon Howell 

Page G6. [Abstract.] Thomas Norris of Cohansey Salem 
County New Jersey, sells to Adonijah Raynor of Southampton 
a house and home lot l^ acres at South end of town plot of 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 29 

Soutliampton* bounded N by land of said Adonijah Raynor, 
E l^y town street South by lane W by town pond, price 30,£ 
April 14 1741 wife Dorithy signs deed. 

Page 68. Southampton at a trustee meeting in ye yeare 
1740 By order of ye trustees Wee layd out to Samuel New- 
come one quarter of an acre of land adjoining on ye east to 
John Coopers land and on ye south and west and north by 
common land, [laid] it out ye east and west lines six poles and 
ye north and south six poles and twelve foote 

THOMAS SANFORD 
THEOPHILUS HOWELL 

Trustees. 

Southampton April ye 6 day 1731 at a meetivg of ye pro- 
prietors voted that James Rose shall have ye land that w^as 
formerly in John Earles occupation between Benjamen Mar- 
shall and Benjamen Jagger, is granted to James Rose and his 
heirs and assigns for ever, for forty shillings in currant money 
for ye proprietors use, this was voted and past cleare as test 
CHRISTOPHER FEOSTER Clerk 

[Abstract.] Christopher Foster sells to Aaron Burnet a 50 
allotment of upland as fell to me for amendment to Lot No 42 
in ye great Division, (see page 160) price 30 shillings Oct 
IS 1741. 

[Abstract.] Hugh Gelston John Mackie and Elihu Raynor 
executors of the will of Jonathan Raynor, sell to Wm Jennings 
Jr i 50 of Lot 43 in Great North Division, also ^ 50 of com- 
onage from Canoe place eastward, but we except ye thirty of 
ye hay ground and ye island at ye fish cove, price ^12 6d 
April 16 1741. 

Wit SAMUEL JENNINGS. 

* The home lot of Nathan Norris, probably inherited from his father John, 
is now the land of Francis Cook, about half way between his house and tho 
homestead of Thomas NicoU White. W, S. P. 



30 records: town of Southampton. 

Page 70. [Abstract.] Jonah Howell sells to Elias Plow- 
ell one 50 of meadow on west beach which lyes in a lot with 
Josiah Howell and Hezekiah Howell, price 40s Sept 7 1741 

[Abstract.] Stephen Kimpton sells to Aaron Burnet a 50 
wliich fell to me as amendment to Lot 41 in the great Division 
price 14s Sd Jan. 19 1742. (See page 160 of original.) 

Page 71. [Abstract.] Joseph Howell and Joseph Ford- 
ham sell to Aaron Burnet one 50 of amendment to Lot 37 in 
the great Division Jan 10 1742 (See page 160.) 

[Abstract.] Hezekiah Howell sells to Aaron Burnet a 50 
of the amendment to Lot 42 great South Division. Jan 27 1742 

[Abstract.] ' Zacharias Sanford and Daniel Wich owning 
Lot 15 in the 40 acre division, lying at wnndmill Hill, clioose 
Isaac Jcssup Israel Rose and Abraham Halsey to divide the 
same, who proceed as follows we divided said lot laying Dan- 
iel Wicks part on the west side or the lot, and layd it 41 poles 
wide by the highway, and Zachariah Sanford has the East side 
of the lot. (See 2d Vol, of Records, page 129, original.) 

December 17 1741 

Wit Henry Burnet Nathaniel Jessup. 

Page 73. [Abstract.] Aaron Burnet sells to Charles White 
I 50 of a piece of meadow that fell to me as amendment to 
Lot 32 in the last Division in Panganquogue, lying in part- 
nership with Stephen Herrick and James Herrick, price 20s 
march 3 1742. (See page 173, original.) 

[Abstract.] Christopher Foster sells to Nathaniel Howell 
one 50 in Lot 9 Upper Division Quogue purchase, which was 
drawn by me. (See page 1 S6 original.) Nathaniel Howell 
gives in exchange my lot of meadow on South beach No 21 
march 28 1742. 

[Abstract.] Hezekiah Howell sells to Nathaniel Howell ^ 
of the blank lot I purchased of the trustees and stands recoided 
to me in page 38 of this book. (No date.) 



KIX'OUDS: TOWN OF SOITIIAMITOX, 'M 

[Abstrjift.] Joseph Foster sells to Tlioiiuis Jessup 1 1 -jO 
ill Upper Division Qjiogue purchase in Lot '21 \shi(li 1 piir- 
ehased of Joseph Hildreth (see page 188) in exehange Thomas 
Jessup gives ^ 50 in Little Onuek in lot Xo 2 (Set' pauc 171 
original) April 3 17-1:2. 

Page 74. Southampton June ye 15 17-41 whereas we Jo- 
siali Pierson Stephen Herrick and Abraham Halsey being b}^ 
ye town commissioners or siu'vej'ors to lay out clear, regulate, 
and mend highways in ye town above said and also being au- 
thorized and impowered by ye trustees of said town to sell 
(tor) ye proprietors where we find it to be RongfuUy taken 
within fence whether in highways or other places where we 
shall think it convenient to sell it as may appeare by a voate 
entered in ye trustees book of Records for the year 1741, and 
according to ye power given us and ye trust committed to our 
care and charge we proseded to make inspection into sinidry 
liighways and other places where people had taken land un- 
justly and sould those several parcels of land which are as fi)l- 
loweth, 1741 we sould to John Mitchell 96 poles of land ad- 
joining to ye north side of his scuttle hole lott at ye west end 
joining to Thomas Halsey's land, and north by ye highway 
that ledes down to Daniel Wicks house price 3s, we also sould 
to Jolui Cooper an 140 poles of land l3^ing on ye west side of 
ye peace of land that was sould him by ye town hist year and 
is entered in ye town Records (see page 58) his west line is 
now to run tiom ye north east comer of Nathaniel Halsey's 
pitle to ye south west corner of said Coopers house price 4£ 
7s Gd, we also sold to Ellis Cook 22 poles of land lying on ye 
south side of his home lot half a pole wide where joins to 
Thomas Sanfords home lot and from thence it is to be run as 
i\\r east as ye west end of Cookes house and no further and 
there to a pole and a half w4de price is J 9s 3d, we also sould 
to Alexander King 22 poles of land where his house stands 
being by ye highway ye said land is 13 pedes long and 21 



32 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

poles wide at ye south end price 10s, and this our entering ye 
severall articles of land on record as they are above specified 
we intend shall be a good and sufficient title to ye severall 
parcels of said land to them and their heirs and assigns in wit- 
ness whereof we hn ve hereunto set our hands ye year above 

said. 

ABRAHAM HALSEY 
J(3SIAH PIERSON 
STEPHEN HERRICK 

A true copy from the originall 

Christopher Foster Town Clerk 



Page 75. [Abstract.] Jolni Davis sells to Jecomiah Scott 
Jun one 50 lot of land in the 20 acre division on the northside 
lying between Samuel Clarkes medow and ye fresh pond swamp 
adjoining to the same on ye northeast and then running 44 
rods on ye south east and then measuring 70 poles, including 
all ye land on ye pinte price 6<£ 12s Id April 15 1742 

Page 76. [Abstract.] Whereas there was a difference 
between James White and Henry Burnet concerning a lot of 
land which was formerly Joseph Smiths, They have appointed 
Ichobod Sayre Stephen Herrick and John HoweU to settle the 
s-nme who divide it in two parts, James White has the east 
end and Henry Burnet the west. 

Page 77. [Abstract.] John Hanes sells to his brother 
David Hanes J 50 of Lot 43 great North Division. In ex- 
change David Hanes gives J 50 in Lot 44 same Division. 
April 21 1742. 

[Abstract.] Thomas Foster Jr enters earmark that he 
bought of John WooUey square crop on left ear half penny 
under it, slit in end of right car June 2 1748. 

Obiidiah Rogers eannark formerly Thomas Fosters hollow 
crop on each ear. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 33 

Pages 78, 79 and SO are occupied witli tlie process of Court 
l)y wliicli Benjamin ]\[ar8liall recovers from Stephen Heriick 
tlie possession of "twelve messuages, twelve gardens, 400 
acres of land, 200 atres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 300 
acres of wood land, 300 acres marsh, 100 acres land bounded 
with water, and coinon of pasture with appurtenances in South- 
ampton Quaganantuck head of creek, wood close Captains 
neck and Halseys neck. Lot 26 east beach and west beach." 
Much of it being illegible it is not copied in full. w. s. p. 

Page SI. [Abstract.] Henry Ludlam sells to Samuel 
Johnes and Zacheus Rose ^ 50 of Lot No 27 great North Di- 
vision price 6^ June 15 1742. 

[Absti-act.] Jeckomiah Scott Jr sells to Jeremiah Howell 
i 50 of meadow that fell to him as amendment to Lot 23 
Lower division Quogue purchase. (See page 172.) June 15 
1742. 

Page S2. [Abstract.] Henry Pierson sells to John Sayre 
one 50 in Lot 38 great South division, price 36£ 3s. June 
6 1742. 

Witness Meiiitable Mackie John Mackie. 

HUGH GELSTON Justice.* 

Henry Pierson drew one 50 in Lot 38. (One half of said 
50 now belongs to the Presbyterian church — see page 160. 

Page 83. [Abstract.] Samuel Ludlam sell to Caps. Thom- 
as Stephens 2^ 50 in Lot 8 Upper Division Quogue Purchase 
as fell to me (See page 186 original.) June 15 1742 

[Abstract.] Samuel Clark gives to his son Joab Clark ^ of 
all his houses lands and meadows March 16 1742 

Page 84. [Abstract.] Whereas Samuel Clark of North 
sea gave to Henry Pierson a deed of gift of ^ his lands and 
meadows May 12 1713, and whereas Henry Pierson conveyed 

* This is the two pieces of wood-land iu lot No. 38, now belonging to Wm. 
S. Pelletreau. John Sayre sells the same to Elias Pelletreau Oct. G, 1747, for 
£20. Deed signed iu presence of Joseph Hilereth and Abraham Halsey. 



34 RECOEDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

the same to Sarah Limon, Samuel Clark and Joab Clark do 
agree that all former deeds shall be void. 

Page 82. [Abstract.] Joseph Fordham and Joseph How- 
ell sell to Elias Howell ^ 50 in lot 37 Great South Division 
Nov 3 1741 price 10^ Is 

Wit Abner Howell 

Page 86. . [Abstract.] Christopher Foster sells to his 
cousin Benjamen Foster my right of meadow at Shinecock 
upon ye island. Benjamen Foste.i gives in exchange one 50 
of meadow in Little onack that fell to me. (Lot 3, see page 
171, original.) Oct 12 1742. 

Page 87. [Abstract.] Hannah Wood and Mathew Wood 
sell to Abraham How^ell Jr one 50 in Lot 39 Great South Di- 
vision, price 21 =£ Sept 18 1741 

Wit Zebulon Howell Hugh Gelston. 

Page 88. [Abstract.] April 25 1738. John Woolley 
sells to David Howell one 50 comonage throughout Quogue 
purchase, price 11^ 10s 

Wit Nathan and William Jagger. 

Page 89. [Abstract.] Thomas Tarbill sells to Daniel 
Howell 16 acres at Little worth, bounded S by highway, Why 
John Howell, N by Jeremiah Culver, E by land of heirs of 
Steplien Howell deceased, price 44<£ Oct 7 2742 

Witnes Joshua Howell Wm Ludlam 

Page 90. [Abstract.] John Davis sells to Abraham How- 
ell Jr .1 50 in Lot No 33 in Last Division, (see page 159) 

Witnes John Chatfield Jonathan Pierce. 

Page 91. [Abstract.] Abraham Howell sells to David 
Howell ^ 50 of comonage east of Canoe place, price 13^ 
Jan 11 1738. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 35 

Page 92. [Abstract. | Henry Pierson sells to David How- 
ell 30 acres at Old towu bounded N by Thomas Jessiip E by 
n pond S by Daniel Halsey, W by a lane, price 112£ June 
]G 1742 

Page 93. [Abstract.] Joseph Conkling and Daniel Leke 
sell to Nathan Herrick } 50 of conionage West of Canoe place 
price 9^ Dec. 25 1740 

[Abstract.] Theophilus Pierson sells to Nathan Herrick 
1-G of Lot 4S of meadow on West beach, price 3,£ June 25 
1735. 

Page 94. [Abstract.] Abraham Pierson and Josiah Pier- 
son sels to Nathan Herrick J of lot 48 of meadow on west 
beach, price 18.£ 8s. May 14 1739. 

Page 95. [Abstract.] Peter Hildreth sells to Ncithan Her- 
rick ^ 50 in Lot 48 of meadow on west beach, 7£ Nov. 2 
1742. 

Page 9G. [Abstract.] James White sells to Nathan Her- 
rick 1-6 of Lot 19 in Pine neck in Qwaquanantuck purchase, 
except the amendment of meadow at Red creek, 6^ June 9 
1741. 

Page 97. [Abstract.] Josiah Howell sells to Ebenezer 
White my right of meadow in Lot 29 last Division in Quogue 
purchase (see page 188 original.) December 27 1742 40s 

[Abstract.] Whereas Samuel Clark and Samuel Jennings 
own in partnership a lot of land at Northsea in little neek, on 
the north side of the road that goes to Jeffiys creek, adjoining 
to the eastward part of Capt Scots land lying at Jeffiys hole. 
Samuel Clark owning 2 fifties and Samuel Jennings the other 
fifty, they employ John Howell to divide the same, and Sam- 
Jennings has the west end next to Capt Scots land, and Sam- 
uel Clark the east end December 30 1742. 

Page 98. [Abstract. 1 Nathaniel Howell sells to Josepli 
Foster one 50 and 1-5 of a 50 in Lot 3 in Cuaquanantuck Di- 
vision (lying at Little Onuck) said 50 I bought of Thomas 



36 EECOEPS: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Foster, and the 1-5 of a 50 of my honored father (stx^parro 171 
original) price 2'2£ 12s Sept 25 1740. 

Page 99. [Abstract.] Xathaniel Howell sells to Joseph 
Foster a messuage of land commonly called Smitlis Lot* at ye 
south end of ye town street bounded S by a lane called Smiths 
lane, E by town street W by town pond X by land of Jona- 
than Kaynor deceased 5 acres, price 50,^ March i?S 17 42 
Witness Hezekiah Howell Chbistophee Foster 

Page 100. [Abstract.] Abraham Fordham sells to Joseph 
Foster a lot of meadow at Shinecock Xeck, bounded S by 
James Herrick Xathan and Stephen Eeeres, W by bay and 
Fort pond, X by Stephen Herrick. E by upland, price oO£ 
Aug. 19, 1742 

Page 101-102. [Abstract.] Jaseph Hildreth brick layer 
sells to Joseph Foster weaver one 50 and i 50 comonage west 
of Canoe place, excepting J 50 in Seder swamp, 30^ March 
2S 1739. 

Page 103. [Abstract.] Obadiah Howell sells to Jeremiah 
Howell one 50 of meadow in the amendment to Lot Xo 9 in 
Lower Division Qauqanantuck purchase, said meadow Hes at 
Red Creek, Jan. 7, 1742 price 40s, 

[Abstract.] Christopher Foster sells to David Fithian, a 
piece of meadow on the island at Xorth sea, bounded W by his 
own meadow, and it is on ye pinte by the water, S by his 
own meadow, 2 acres, 12^ 5s December 25 1742 

Wit. Abigail Fosteb Joseph Fostee 

Page 104. [Abstract.] Abner Howell sells to David Fith- 
ian my lot of meadow lying near John Davis bounded E by 
meadow of Ephriam White S by crick W by meadow of Wm 

• This is the lot on -west side of Main street, late in possessdon of Capt. 
E-d-srard Sarre, botmded soath by the lane ramiing to the pond. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWS OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 37 

Jennings esq, N by stake standing near the water, price 14^ 
Dec 21 1742. 

Wit. Hugh Gelston Stephen Foster. 

Page 10-5. Southampton April ye 6 day 1731 at an elec- 
tion meeting it was voted by ye towne that Jonah Halsey 
shall have liberty to sett up a fulling mill at Jumping Crick 
not rouging highways, this was voted and was a clear vote as 
Test CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 

Town Clerk. 



[Abstract.] Daniel Sayre sells to David Fithian of East 
Hampton 1-50 pound allotment in ye 30 acre Division Lot No 
38, bounded Northeast by Capt Josiah Topping and Josiah 
Hand, South east by Capt Theophilus Howell, South west by 
highway, Northwest by townes land, 35 acres, price 50.£ (see 
2d Vol. Town Records, page 253 original) July 4 1720 

Wit. Mathias Burxet Peter Murdock 

ROBERT HUDSON Justice 

Page 106-7. [Absti-act.] Nathan Sayre sells to David 
Fithian ^ 50 of commonage throughout the town, Pogan- 
quogue and pine neck only excepted, price 16^ Aug 3 1719 

Wit Thomas Osborne Thomas Reed. 

JA3IES COOPER Justice. 

Page lOS-109-110. [Abstract.] Nathan Fordham sells to 
Da\id Fithian ^ 50 of comonage throughout the town, price 
9<£ Dec. 4 1735 

Wit John Silk Funis Fithian 

D.INIEL SAYRE Justice. 



38 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

[Abstract.] Nathan Cooper sells to David Fithian a parcel 
of land in Lot 3-5 in the 30 acre Division which lot was drawn 
by my father James Cooper and John WooUey (See Vol. 2 
Town Records, page 256 original) bounded S by Daniel Hal- 
sey N & W by undivided land. June 22 1723 price 60,£ 

Page 111. [Abstract.] Stephen Foster sells to Abner 
Howell i 50 of Lot 37 Great South division, in exchange Ab- 
ner Howell gives J 50 in Lot 36 same Division. Jan 15 1742. 

Page 112. [Abstract.] Samuel Howell and Nathaniel 
Howell owning together 3 lots of land and meadow in Little 
Onuck choose John Howell and John Howell Jr to divide the 
same who proceed as follows, We laid out Samuel Howell s 
upland on the east side of said neck, containing about 1 acre 
and ^ as it is now bounded and staked out, and 2f acres of 
meadow on the east side between the bay and Nathaniel How- 
ells meadow, and the other part of Samuel Howells meadow 
we laid on the west side of said neck ye southward part of ye 
great meadow adjoining to ye bay, and so running down to 
Apocock creek as it is bounded and staked, and we ye layers 
out did lay out Nathaniel Howells upland on the west side of 
said neck part thereof running across said neck, at the north 
end of Sanuiel Howells land, containing about 19 acres, and 
1 1 acre of meadow on the east side at the north end of Sam- 
uel Howells meadow, and ye other part of his meadow w«^ 
laid at ye west side of said neck north of Samuel Howells 
meadow, together with a little strip of meadow on the west 
side of Nathaniel Howells lower land. (Note at bottom.) There 
is an adition to this return in folio 125. March 26 1743 

Page 113. Hezekiah Howell gives to his son Hezekiah my 
tv^'o closes of land at Wickapogue 30 acres, bounded N by 
Capt. Abraham Howell, E by him, S by beach, W by pond, 
filso my wood close lying at Seponack old gi'ounds 15 acres, 
bounded N by Obadiah Howell, "W by parsonage land, S by 
Nathan Foster, E by undivided land, also 100 pound allotment 



records: town of soutiiamptox. 39 

at Po^auqnage neck ia last Divlsioa i i Lot 16, i ad also my land 
I bought of Major Edward Bagg w^iich contains 2G6 acres in 
Orange County, at a place called Shammonk hill, bounded S 
by said hill W by Ezekiel Sayre E by Hugh Gelston, N by 
Sackets land, Aug 26 1742 [Note. — The 15 acres spoken of 
as being at Seponack old ground is probably part of the farm 
now owned by Bartlet Robinson at Tuckahoe, south of the 
Railroad. In 1743 Hezekiah Howell sells to Job Wick 21 
acres at Head of Creek, bounded W by parsonage land, S by 
Hackaliah Foster, Jonas Foster and Thomas Foster, (these 
were probably sons of Nathan Foster), N by Obadiah Howell, 
E by highway. The parsonage land must have been part of 
what is now the farm of Matthew Cross, deceased. The land 
of Hezekiah Howell mentioned above, after remaining in the 
Wick family for many years, was sold to James Magee, from 
whose heirs it was bought by Bartlet Robinson. w. s. p.) 

Page 114. December ye 11th Day Hezekiah Howell was 
raaryed to Susanah Sayre ye Dafter of Job Sayre of South- 
ampton in ye year 1735 

and his dafter Pheby was born ye 6 of June 1737 
his dafter Jane was born ye 20 of April 1739 

his son Hezekiah was bom 3 day September 1741 
[Abstract.] Thomas Stephens sells to Jeremiah Howell ^ 
50 of upland and meadow at Red creek island, w^hich I bought 
of Theophilus Pierson. In exchange, Jeremiah Howell and 
his brother Isaac gives J 50 of land lying in Great Onuck Lot 
No 6 as it stands drawn to my father on the town book in the 
North Division in Quogue purchase. (Jonathan Howell, see 
page 187 original.) May 30 1743. 

[Abstract.] Obadiah Howell sells to Jeremiah Howell my 

50 right of sedge at Red creek in Lot 32 m Quogue Purchase, 

as it stands drawn to my father m the town book of Records. 

June 9 1743. (See page 193 original one 50 Richard Howell) 

Page 115. [Abstract.] Southampton April 5, 1743 



40 records: town of south amptox. 

Whereas Justice Wm Jennings Capt Ephraim White and 
Thomas Scott have a lot of land lying in north sea line Lot No 
1 joyning to Mattock swamp, divide the same as follows, Jus- 
tice Jennings has 1-6 of lot lying on the north side next his 
own land, Capt White has ^ at the east end, and Thomas 
Scott has ^ on the west end. 

[Abstract.] Eliphalet Clark sells to William Dixon, school 
master, a house and 3 acres of land I bought of Richard Part- 
elow w^hich said Partelow bought of Theophilus Howell lying 
at a place called Sag Head and lyeth on the north side of tlie 
country road, bounded N by David Hand home lot, price 40^ 
December 27 1740 

Wit Job Pierson John Pierson. 

Page 116. [Abstract.] Ichabod Cooper sells to Nathaniel 
Halsey 1-5 of a 50 in Pogenquake in the Ram paster in Lot 
17 (See page 172 original.) price 20s Oct IS, 1743 

JOHN HOWELL Clerk. 

[Abstract.] Nathaniel Rusco sells to Elihu Howell a lot o^ 
land bounded S by EHhu Howells home lot, W by Sagg pond, 
N & E by my own land, 12 acres, 105 £ Oct. 20 1752 

Wit Abraham and William Pierson. 

Page 117. Elihu Howell gives in his fire brand to be a 
Single eae thus E. 

[Abstract.] Hannah Wood widow and executrix of the 
will of Richard Wood sells to Stephen Foster a close at old 
town 15 acres, bounded W by lane, N & S by Joseph Hildreth 
E by Joseph Hildreth and heirs of Stephen Howell Deceased, 
price 40^ 

(This is probably the south part of tlie fann of Capt. Charles 
Goodale, north of Austin Woolley's land. w. s. r.) 

May 4 1742. 

Wit. Mathew Wood Thomas Steriiens. 



r!ECO;;DS: TOV/N of SOLTHAJirTOX. 41 

Page IIS. [Abstract.] Whereas Lot No 34 Grout South 
Division is owneJ l:»y Hiigli Gelston E«q Wm Jennings Esq 
S:imuel Jennings John CiiutfieW Doctor (John) Mackie and 
N;ith.aniel Howell, and Justice Jeiniings own f 50 Jnstice 
G(;lston J 50 Samuel Jennings ^ 50 Dr Mackie -^ 50 John 
("hatfield ^ 50 and Nathaniel Howell ^ 50 they agree to di- 
vidt; the same and employ Abraham Ilalsey and John Howell 
to divide it who proceed as follows They began at the north 
end and divided it into 6 lots the North end being No 1 and 
increasing South to No G w'hich bu'ts upon Jeremiah Jagger's 
close at Seven ponds, then they took them two and two to- 
gether, and drew^ lots, and Justice Jennings and Dr Mackie 
drew No 1 and 5, and Justice Gelston and John Chatfield 
drew No 4 and 2, Samuel Jennings and Natlianiel Howell 
drew No and 3, and all the owners agree to except the di- 
vision and sign the same except Justice Wm Jennings who 
refuses to sign Feb 3, 1743 

Page 119. [Abstract.] Henry Ludlam sells to Peter a 
nndatto or mestee living at Bridge Hampton, my 1-12 of an 
amendment wdiich I bought of Ephraim Hildreth, and belongs 
to Lot No 40 (division not named) March 29 1744. 

Jesse Culvers earmark which he had of Mathew Wood crop 
and slit on end of left ear. 

John Russell earmark*, square crop on end of each ear, half 
penny under right, bought of John Jennings. May 30 1744 

Alexander King earmark, crop on end of each ear half pen- 
ny over left. June IS 1744 

Jeremiah Culver earmark square crop of right ear and half 
penny each side of same, and half penny under left. 'April 
12 1746. 

Page 120. [Abstract.] John Norris and Nathan Norris 
sell to John Norris Jr all our right to a piece of land 30 acres 



42 records: town op Southampton. 

bouiifled S by Edward Howell E by Say res land N & W by 
highway, March 1 1742 

Wit Job Pierson Eliiiu Howell 

ABRAHAM COOPER Justice 

John Howell Clerk. 



Page 121. [Abstract.] John and Nathan Norris sell to 
John Russell 9 or 10 acres of land bounded E & S by Abra- 
ham Pierson W by highway N by John Norris, 42^: June 
14 1737 

Page 122. [Abstract.] John Norris sells to John Russell 
26 acres bounded S by 10 acres I sold to Edward Howell E 
by Johnses land N by highway W by Sagg Harbor road price 
132<£ 9s. August 9 1742. 

[Abstract.] Josiah Topping sells to liis son Thomas a lot 
that was my fathers and is called Smiths corner lyin at Bridge 
Hampton bounded West and Southward by Sagg pond, East 
by land that was formerly John Stanboroughs that I bought 
of Peregrine Stanborough and I have sould to Elnathan White 
North by highway. (This is part of the land now owned by 
Silas Tuttle, Esq., on bridge lane at Sagg.) March 1 1743. 



EAR MARKS. 

John Howell slit in right ear, 2 half penny s under left, 1744 
which was his grandfathers mark 

John Howell Jr slit at end of right ear, half penny under 
left which w^as his grandfathers mark also. 

John Woolly square crop on end, and slit in the crop, and 
an L under right ear, 1746. 

Page 124. [Abstract. | Jeremiah Jagger Sanniel Jagger 
and Nathaniel Howell agree to divide our lot at Paugen quake 
Lot 3S, Jeremiah Jagger hath 1 ^ 50, Samuel Jagger one 50, 



KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMrTON. 43 

a \d Natbaiiiel Howell 1 50 and we began at the stake be- 
tween our lot and Stephen Herrick at the bottom and from 
said stake we marked a range of trees at the head of the 
branches north to the fence or cross highway which runs 
aero, s said neck, and then we divided all the land between 
said branches to the westward of said range into 4 lots, and 
did conclude ye line between eacli mans land to the westward 
of said range shall I'un as the branches run, but the dividing 
line between each mans land to the eastward of said range is 
to run upon a direct east line to Stephen Herricks lot, and 
then we cast lots and Jeremiah Jaggers half lot fell in the two 
middle lots, Samuel Jaggers fifty and Nathaniel Howells half 
fifty fell the two out side lots, and then Samuel and Nathaniel 
cast lots between them and Samuel Jaggers 50 fell on each 
side of Jeremiah Jaggers half lot, and at the top or northward 
part of said lot running to the fence or highway, across the 
neck. To which all agree Jan 30 1743 

[Abstract.] Thomas Jessup and John Howell agree to cl'- 
vide the south part of their lot in Great South Division lying 
at a place called great Sandy Hollow No 47, and proceed as 
iollows, Fii'st w^e laid two lots beginning at the south end 
wliicli buts upon the road that leads to Seponack and run 
northward along by Jonah Howells and John Reeves fence 
until we comesomthing to the northward of the middle of said 
Sandy hollow and then we mai-ked J H upon the fence and so 
run across the said lot of land upon an easterly line till we 
come to Capt Whites lot, and then divided this south end of 
said lot into two parts, the equal half in quantity to ly on ye 
west side next to ye said Jonah Howells lot and the other 
equal half to 1}^ on the east side of said lot next to Capt Whites 
lot, and John Howell has the west side, and Thomas Jessup 
the east, then we laid out two more lots to run from said cross 
line in Sandy Hollow northward along the line between Capt 
Whites lot and our lot till it comes to the road leading to 



44 records: town of Southampton. 

North sea which road was laid out by the Commissioners, and 
then we run westward across the lot until it comes to Jonali 
Howells lot of land, and then South along the line between 
our lot and Jonah Howells lot till we come to the above said 
cross line, and w^e divided this northward part into two lots, 
and we did agree that John Howell shall have the east hnlf, 
and Thomas Jessup the west half. The rest of the lot we 
leave undivided. May 31 1744. 

Witnes Wm Foster James Pierson 



Page 125. memorandum that whereas there was an omis- 
sion in ye returne of ye division of the lower part of little 
Onuck between Samuel Howell & Nathaniel Howell, We the 
layers out rectify the same as follows, the highway lying on 
ye east side of the neck is included in Samuel How^ells part so 
far as his land reaches northward, and Nathaniel Howell had 
land laid to him in consideraton of the same only allowing to 
Nathaniel Howell a passing road to his meadow on ye east 
side of the neck as Samuel Howell hath to his meadow on the 
West side of neck. (See page 1 12 original.) 

Page 126. Whereas there hath been complaint made to 
us by some of the Inhabitants living at a place called Hog 
neck spring, Wee therefore as Commissioners or overseers of 
highways have laid out and established an highway of foure 
poles wide beginning a little to the southward of ye lott No 
39 in ye north side division laid out in 1712, where we marked 
a black oak tree on three sides and the letter H for highway 
on the westward side, ye said tree stands a little eastward of 
the path and ye highway runs Northwardly along by ye west 
end of ye aforesaid lot No 39 until it comes Within nine poles 
of ye north west corner of sd lott No 39, and this is ye east 
side of ye higliway and then square off a little below ye head 
of the spring Westward we plased a stone on ye west side of 



KECOKDS: TOWN OF .SOlTHAMrTON. 45 

the highway and from said stone the highway runs North P>1 
degrees West, continuing that course 93 pases to a hvrge clies- 
nut oak tree marked on three sides with an ax and on ye east 
side with the letter H, and ye highway from sd stone to ye sd 
chestnut oak tree is on the east side of that line, and from 
thence ye highway is to go where ye path now is until it 
comes to ye foot of Hog neck beach, and is equal! on each side 
of ye path and this highway as it is above specified wee do as 
commissioners establish and confirm as an open liighway as 
witnes our hands 

Southampton November the 2Sth 3 744 

ABRAM HALSEY 
JOSIAII PIERSON 
A true copy per nje Commissioners. 

John Howell Clark 



[Abstract.] Theophilus Howell and Jonathan Jagger hav- 
ing a lot of land in the Great South division No 22, employ 
Abram Halsey to divide the same, who preceded as follow^^, 
l)eginning at the south end of said lot and proceeding north- 
ward divided the lot into 9 lotts the south end being No 1 and 
the North end No 9, and No 3 No 4 No 9 feU to Capt The- 
ophilus Howell and was his part, and No 1 No 2 No 5 No G 
No 7 and No 8 fell to Jonathan Jagger and is his part, and 
both are agreed. Nov 22 1744 

Joseph Foster enters earmark, square crop on each ear, slope 
under left. Feb 12 1744 

Nathan Fosters ear mark, scpuu'e crop on each ear. Jan. 
7 1749 

OBADIAH ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 127. [Abstract.] Henry Pierson sells to Jeremiah 



46 records: town of Southampton. 

Foster one half 50 of commonage in Toppings. pnreliase, price 
IGs June 16 1742. 

[Abstract.] Hezekiah Ilowell sells to Nathaniel Howell ^ 
of my lot of land at Beaver Dam called the blank lot, which 
contains agout 100 acres, bounded W by Beaver Dam, S by 
tlie last lot in the lower division in Little Onuck, E by tlie 
path leading over the Beaver Dam. Sept 19 1744 

Witnes Damaris Cooper Ann Miller 
(See page 184 original.) JOHN HOWELL Clerk. 



Page 128. [Abstract.] Israel Halsey gives to his brotlier 
Zebulon Halsey all my parcel of land with the building there- 
on, lying at a place called Cobs pond and which fell to me by 
my fathers decease, bounded N by Isaac Bower and David 
Bin-net, W by land of Benjamen Foster, S & E by highway, 
also f of lot No 30 Great South Division, as it fell to my fa- 
ther (Josiah Halsey, see page 159 original) also one 50 of 
commonage west of Canoe place as fell to me by my fathers 
right, also all my meadow on the South beach, lying between 
Quoag and town, and all my piece of sedge at Seponack May 
24 1744 

Witness Wm Foster Arram Halsey 

THOMAS CIIATFIELD Judsze 



Paoe 129. [Abstract.] Thomas Sandford Jr and Thomas 
Russell Jr owning Lot No 39 in the 20 acre Division laid out 
in 1712 in partnership choose Isaac Jessup John ]\[orehouse 
and John Russell to divide the same, who proceed as follows, 
to divide the said lot lying at Hog neck spring, we begun at 
the north west corner and measured along the west end 33 
poles and a half southward, and then we set a stake to make 
division at the west end of said lot, and then went to the east 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAiMPTON. 47 

end of said lot and measured from the North east corner, 34 
poles and 14 feet Southward and there we marked a tree for 
tlie division at the east end, and all the laud North of the 
strikes we laid for Thomas Sanford, and the South part for 
Thomas Kussell Jr March S 1745. 

[Abstract.] Thomas Russell Jr sells to Abram Halsey a 
parcel of land meadow and water at Hogneck, bounded E by 
1 ind of Thomas Sandford Jr N by highway leading over said 
spring, W by highway, behig tryangular, price 5s 

Y\^itness Thomas Tarbill Mica Howell 



(Note at bottom.) This laud mentioned as above said was 
bought for ye town, and ye town has paid me ye money yt I 
gave for ye land, so it remains the proprietors land and their 
successors forever 

A true copy ABRAM HALSEY 

John Howell Clerk. 

Page 130. [Abstract.] John Jennings Adonijah Raynor 
and Hugh Raynor haveing a half lot in Lot 43 Great North 
Division, employ Isaac Jessup and Abram Halsey, to lay out 
the part of John Jennings being ^ 50 in the east half of said 
lot, and we measured oft' S acres and about 30 poles at the 
north end, for him. May 3 1744 

[Abstract.] Daniel Bower sells to John Howell ^ 50 in 
the Great Seder swamp at Ockaboge as it stands drawn to me 
in the town book. Lot 27 April 1 1728 

Whereas Jeremiah Jagger and John Howell according to ye 
order of tiTistees have surveyed John Clarks land* lying on ye 
north side of the Rode leading to Seponack, and on ye west 
side of North sea road, & wee find yt ye said Clarks land lies 

* This is the land now owned by heirs of Edmund Woolly, where the house 
stands, and includes the land now owned hj E. VV. Payne and others. W S.P. 



48 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

clcare of Capt Whites Lot No 46 and John Howells lot No ^ 7 
in ye last great South Division, and Samuel Clark being pn s- 
ent did entbrm us yt ye said Clarks land should be 24 acres, 
and we measured him off' 24 acres as followeth, ye south side 
by ye highway 96 poles, North side 71 poles, west end 44^ 
poles, East end 46^ poles, which makes 23 acres 142 poles of 
ground, and there is a belley of land at ye east end of said 
laiid which makes up 24 acres, and some od poles of ground. 
Given under our hands this 21 day of fnay 1740. 

There is a passing road of two poles wide between Capt 
Whites lot & said land. A true copy 

JOHN HOWELL Cleik 



Page 131. Job Halsey enters his ear mark a half penny 
on each side of the right ear, and a nick under tlie left, which 
mark he bought of Joab Clark, at the same time he enters 
another mark, a halfpenny under the left ear, and a nick un- 
der the same between ye half penny and the end of the ear. 

[Abstract.] Jedediah Howell sells to Eli as Howell felt 
maker my 50 of meadow on west beach drawn by my father 
in Lot No 9. May 3 1745. 

Know all men by these presents that the fifty I had in ye 
swamp at the River head lying in the lot No 39 with my un- 
cle Benjamen and Nathaniel, I voluntanly give to my brothei- 
Alexander Fordham and to his heirs and assigns forever as wit- 
ness my hand this twenty sixth day of October 173S* 

SAMUEL WOODRUFF 

[Abstract.] The above mentioned part of cedar swamp 
was sold to Elias Howell by Alexander Fordham Apiil 7 1745 

* The will of John Woodruff, who died 1702, leaves home-lot to eldest son 
Samiu'l, meutious sons Boujaiuiu, Nathaniel, Isaac, Joseph and Jonathan. 
(County Clerk's Office.) W. S. P. 



KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 49 

(For laying out of Cedar Swamp see Vol. 2, Town Eecords, 
page 298 original, hither part.) 

[Abstract.] Jeckamiah Scott gives to his son Jackson 
Scott a, lot of land and meadow at Cedar point, 14 acres 
bounded W by Highway to Homeses Hill, E by w^ater, N by 
John Haines, S by Wm Jennings, also lot of meadow at Jef- 
fiys creek 9 acres, bounded S & W by highways to the har- 
l)or, N by Joab Clark, E by Samuel Jennings, also a lot of 
(Page ] 32) upland and "meadow at Pine hill, 7 acres, bounded 
E by Wm Jennings, N by Samuel Jennings, W by Cliff, S by 
highway, to ye water, also a lot of upland and meadow at Cow 
neck gate 5 acres, bounded N by Jeckamiah Scott and Wm 
Jennings, E by John Haines and Greorge Harris, S by Samuel 
Jennings and Samuel Clark, W by way to Cow neck, also f of 
lot at Jeffiys creek 8J acres, bounded W by Wm Jennings, E 
by George Harris and John Haines, N by highway to Jeffrys 
creek Harbor, S by Cow neck gate land and the way to Jeffiys 
creek, also a lot of sedge at Homeses Hill 3 acres, bounded N 
by beach, W by David Haines, E by John Haines, S by water, 
also a lot by the spring 1 acre bounded W by highway, E 
by water, N by Samuel Clark and David Haines, S by ye 
springs, also my right in Jeffrys neck, upland and meadow, 
Oct 1 1745. 

Witnes Wm Allbeeson James Petty 

DANIEL SMITPI Judge 



Page 133. James Harris enters ear mark, crop on end of 
left ear, slope on upper side of right ear, and half penny under 
the same. 

Henry Ludlam's ear mark square crop on end of right ear, 
and half penny under same, and slit in end of left ear, which 
mark he bought of David Shaw. Nov. 26 1745. 

At a town election held In Southampton upon the 6th day of 



50 KECOIiDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

April in the year 1719 To cliuse Town officers according to 
ye tenure of our patent, Present Justices James Cooper & 
r_- Daniel Sayre. Christopher Foster chosen Clerk for this year, 
Jeremiah Foster chosen constable, Amy Rusco chosen cons- 
table, John HoweU chosen Assessor, Anthony Ludlam assessor 
Ichabod Cooper assessor John HoweU Collector for this yeare 
for six pence ^ per lb. Capt Theophilus [Howell] chosen Su- 
pervisor for this year Elisha Howell Hezekiah Howell both 
chosen to Inspect into Intestate estates, Capt Abram Howell 
John Howell Samuel Johnes Samuel Jagger Joseph More 
Josiah Howell John fibster James Cooper Christopher fibster 
Stephen Topping Richard Wood Josiah Topping Jr chosen 
trustees, Voted that Shinecock shall be fenced this year for 
a fatting field, voted yt ye pound shall be sett up where ye 
meeting [house] stood, voted yt Shinecock shall be ordered 
by ye trustees this year, voted that ye shee]5 sliall go on ye 
Commons this year. 

JA]\rES COOPER 
DAKIEL SAYRE . 



Southampton April ye ffirst 1720 At an election meeting 
to choose town officers according to ye Tenure of our patent, 
& present James Cooper & Daniel Sayre Justices Christopher 
Foster chosen Clerk, Ephraim White Hezekiah Howell chosen 
constables, Josiah Howell Ezekiel Sanford John Howell chos- 
en assessors, John Post chosen Collector for this year for 6d 
on ye pound, Capt Theophilus Howell chosen Supervisor for 
this year, Capt Scott, Left Nathaniel Howell Justice Daniel 
Sayre Job Sayre Joshua Halsey Capt Halsey Obadiah Rogers 
Elisha Howell Theodore Pierson David Pierson Christopher 
fibster chosen trustees, John Mitchell also trustee, Hezekiah 
Howell Joshua Halsey chosen Supervisor of Intestate estates, 
John Post Elisha Howell chosen Surveyors of highways, voted 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 51 

yt Sliiiiecock shall be fenced for a fatting field this year a 
eleare voate. 

Ja:\ies Cooper Daniel Sayre Justices 
A tiiie copy by me 

JPION HOWELL Clark. 



April ye 4 1721 Att an Election Meeting to choose Town 
officers according to ye tenure of our patent Christopher fibs- 
ter chosen Clark, Abram Cooper Isaac Halsey Jr Josiah Top- ^ 
ping Jr constables John ffoster Nathaniel Howell Jeremiah 
Halsey chosen assessors Mannassa Kempton Collector for 6d 
on ye Pound, Capt Theophilus [Howell] chosen Superviser 
to inspect Into Intestate Estates, John Howell Samuel Johnes 
Isaac Halsey Anthony Ludlam Jus James Cooper Stephen 
Topping Ichabod Cooper Josiah Howell William Jennings 
Jonah Rogers Benjamen IloweU Zebidon Howell chosen trus- 
tees, voted tliat Shinccock shall be shut up by ye 10 of this 
instant. 

Ja:.ies Cooper Daniel Sayre Justices. 
Recorded by me 

JOHN HOWELL Clark. 



Page 134. Southampton April ye 3d day 1722 Att an 
Election Meeting to chuse Town officers according to ye Ten- 
ure of our pattent Jame Cooper Justice, Christopher [Foster] 
clioscn clerk Ephraim White chosen constable, Daniel Hedges 
choses constable, Capt Scott chosen assessor for this yeare, 
Jeremiah Halsey chosen assessor John HoweU chosen assessor 
Robert Norris chosen collector for 6d on ye pound this yeare, 
Capt Theophilus Howell chosen Supervisor, Josiah Howell 
& John HoweU chosen SupeiTisor to Inspect into intestate es- 



52 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

tates, Capt Abraham Howell Obadiah Eogers Christopher 
ffoster John Post Capt Theophilus Howell Theophilus Pierson 
Thomas Cooper EHsha Howell Samuel Jagger John Reeves 
John Foster John Hanes Trustees, voted yt the south Beach 
shall be fFenced this yeare at ye discretion of ye trustees, voted 
yt ye sheep shall go on ye common this yeare upon stent ac- 
cording to the discretion of ye trustees, voted yt Shinecock be 
ffenced the holl year. James Cooper Daniel Sayre Justices, 
att the same meeting voted yt Joseph Goodale should have 
yt land yt was bought of Moses Burnet and laid in some other 
place at ye discretion of ye trustees, not damnifying highways 
nor watering, both in quality to be left to men appinted for 
yt work, nor prejudicial to any particular person, this passed 

a clear vote, as test 

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 

Voted that John Cooper shall have part of a lot of land 
changed from Huntinton to meacocks near his house to be left 
to he discretion of tlie trustees either for quantity or quality 
not prejudicing highways or waterings nor any particular man 
This is no vote test 

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Clerk 

Also voted that Ichabod Sayre shall have his land changed 
y t lyeth at Long Spring for land yt lyetli att ye south side of 
his land at seaven ponds, for so much land as they yt are ap- 
pointed to lay it out think Reasonable not damnifying any 
perticular Person he being at ye charge. By John Post & Jo- 
seph Howell on his own charge. This was voted and was a 
clcare voate. 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clerk 

At ye same meeting voted yt Elisha Howell & Elias Cook 
may sluit up a lane between them thay making satisfaction in 
laying down land or paying money as they can agree with ye 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTPIAJIPTON. 53 

tiTistees and at their charge, they allowing all persons to ride 
or drive through, this is a cleare voate. 

Allso voated yt Robart Norris may have liberty to come 
outwdth his Southwest corner of his land ajoining to Edward 
Howell att Pockgaseboge 8 poles and nothing at ye other end, 
to run a straight line he laying down to ye towne so much 
off ye same lot as he takes in for quantity & quality by two 
men yt shall be appointed, upon ye said Norrises charge, ye 
men is Capt Tlieophilus Howell & Capt Sayre a cleare voate 
CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clerk. 

A true copy by John Howell Clark. 

April ye 2d day 1723. Att a town election to chuse Town 
officers according to ye tenure of our Pattent, Present Justice 
Scott & John Foster. Christopher fFoster chosen Clerk. 
Ctipt Theophilus [Howell] chosen Supervisor, Jonah Bower 
chosen Constable this year, Stephen Herrick chosen Constable 
Hezekiah Howell Elislia Howell John Post chosen assessors, 
Vrilham Jennings chosen collector ftbr this year for 7 J on ye 
Pound. Josiah Howell and John Howell cliosen Supervisor 
to Inspect into intestate estates. Joshua Halsey Job Sayre 
William Jennings Nathaniel Howell Jonah Howell Isaac Row- 
er James Cooper James Haines, Benjs^ueu Howell, Hezekiah 
Topping Jeremiah Jagger John Morehouse cliosen trustees, 
voted yt the pasture att Shinecock shall be kept up for this 
yeare, voted yt ye pasture shall be improved for neet cattle, 
voted yt the sheep shall go upon ye common by stent accord- 
ing to each mans Right this year. 

A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 

JECKAMIAH SCOTT Justice. 

At an election meeting in Southampton ye 7th day of April 
1 724 to chuse Town officers according to ye tenure of our 



V 



54 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

pattcnt, Cliristopher ffoster cliosen Clark for this yeare, Capt 
Tlieophilus [Howell] chosen Supervisor for this yeare, Ichabod 
Sayre chosen Constable Elias Cook chosen Constable John 
Post Eljsha Howell Hezekiah Howell chosen assessors Wil- 
liam Jennings chosen Collector John Howell & Josiah Howell 
Page 135] Supervisors of Intestate estates, Isaac Halsey 
Christopher Foster Nathaniel How^eU John Foster Daniel 
Sayre Ephraim White Jonathan Raynor Jr David* Stephen 
Topping Abram Howell Capt Scott Ezekiel Sanford chosen 
trustees, also voted yt ye sheep should go upon ye common 
with a shepherd upon stent. Voted tliat Shinecock shall be 
shut up for cattle this yeare upon stint. Voted yt Joseph 
Hand shall have so much land laid out to him at Pogaseboge 
where his house is as he lays down to ye town which said 
land his father purchased of Joseph Wickham and ye land his 
lather purchased of Joseph Wickham and ye land was given 
to him & stands to him on ye Town Record to be left to Cap- 
tain Theophilus & Capt Sayre, this was a cleare vote. 

Test CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Clerk. 

Voted yt ye Beach shall be ffenced this yeare. 

A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 

JECKAMIAH SCOTT 
JOHN FFOSTER 

Justices. 



Southampton April ye 6th day 1725 Att an election meet- 
ing to chouse Town officers for this year, Present John ifoster 
& Josiah HoweU Justices. Christopher fibster chosen Clark, 
Capt Theophilus Howell chosen Supervisor for this yeare, 
Ichabod Sayre chosen constable also Edward Pett}^, John Post 
Elisha Howell Hezekiah Howell chosen assessors, William 

* The last name here is omitted in original. W. S. t'. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUl'IIAMPTON. 55 

Jennings chosen collector, Justice Josiali Howell & John 
Howell Supervisers of Intestate estates Christopher ffoster 
Daniel Halsey Joshua Halsey John Howell Jeremiah Culver 
Job Sayre Richard Wood Josiah Howell Daniel Hedges John 
Moorehouse George Harris Jolni Mitchell chosen trustees, 
voted yt Shinnecock shall be ffenced this yeare and improved 
for cattle. 

JOHN FFOSTER 
JOSIAH HOWELL 

Justices. 
Test John Howell Clark. 



An Election Meeting this 6th day of April 1726 To chuse 
Town officers according to ye Tenure of our pattent present 
Jus. Josiah Howell & John ffoster. Christopher ffoster chos- 
en clnrk, Capt Theophilus [Howell] chosen Superviser this 
year Nathan Herrick chosen constable and also John Cook, 
John Howell chosen collector this yeare, Ephraim White Hez- 
ekiah Topping & Capt Scott chosen assessors Josiah Howell 
& John Howell chosen to inspect into Intestate estates. 
Christopher ffoster Isaac Jessup Capt Scott Samuel Johnes 
Theodore Pierson Jeremiah Halsey William Jennings Ichabod 
Cooper Justice John ffoster Henry Jessup Joseph Hildreth 
Josiah Topping all chosen Trustees. It was voted yt ye 
commissioners should regulate the highways and to enter them 
in ye town Records & go on with ye work and enter how 
wide they are yt soe thay may be known in time to come. 
Voted yt no horse or horse kind shall go upon ye common be- 
tween East-Hampton line and ye head of ye creek tnis year. 

JOSIAH HOWELL 
JOHN FFOSTER 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 



5Q RECOKDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Southampton April ye 4th day 1727 att an election meet- 
ing to chuse Town officers according to ye tenure of our pat- 
tent Josiali Howell & Jolni ffoster Justices Christopher Ifos- 
ter chosen Clark Capt Theopliilus Howell chosen Supei-viser 
James Cooper chosen constable & allso John Morehouse, John 
Howell chosen collector this year, David Pierson Jonathan 
Raynor & John Howell chosen assessors, Henry Pierson Jer- 
emiah Culver Hugh Gelston Jonah Bower John Haines Steph- 
en Topping Josiah Pierson Thomas Sanford Jonah Rogers 
John Howell Ephraim White John Sayre Trustees. Henry 
Pierson chosen viewer of fences. It was voted yt David Pier- 
son & Thomas Cooper & Capt Daniel Sayre shall go to ye 
Watermill to view ye highway yt goes by Jeremiah Ludlams, 
which he desires should be changed further southward yt he 
may remove his mill, provided ye highway can be made as 
good as now it is by ye judgment of these men chosen that ye 
trustees may agree with him to remove his mill* 

Voted yt ye cedar swamp between ye two rivers shall be 
laid out to ye proprietors according to their right. 

Test JOSIAH HOWELL & 

JOHN FOSTER Justices. 

True copy by me John Howell Clerk. 



Southampton April ye 2nd day 172S a town meeting to 
chuse Town officers according to ye tenure of our patent pres- 
ent Josiah Howell Jus. Christopher ffoster chosen Clark this 
year Capt Theophilus Howell chosen Superviser for this year, 
John Coo2:)er & Jonathan Pierce chosen constables, John 
Howell John Post & Theophilus Pierson chosen assessors for 
this year, Capt Daniel Sayre chosen Collector for this year for 

* The water-mill stood at that time some distauce to the north of its prcG- 
ent location. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 57 

Page 13G] Si on ye pound, Elislia Howell Ezekiel Sanford 
Edward Petty Daniel Hedges Capt Scott Ichabod Cooper 
Joshua Halsey Hezekiah Howell Left William Jennings 
Stephen Herrick Jus Josiali Howell Thomas Stephens Trus- 
tees Voted yt ye Pond at Towde shall be sold to ye highest 
bidder, & Alixander Fordham bought ye said Pond for 3 years 
ftbr 10<£ 

Test JOSIAH HOWELL Justice. 

Recorded by me John Howell Clark. 



Southampton April ye 1st day 1729 An election meeting 
to chuse Town officers according to the tenure of our pattent, 
present Josiah Howell Jeckamiah Scott and John Howell Jus- 
tices. Christopher fibster chosen Clerk for this year, Jonathan 
Peirce & John Cooper Constables, Abram Hallsey John How- 
ell & John Moi-ehouse chosen assessors, Stephen Herrick 
chosen collector for this year, Capt Isaac Halsey Obadiah 
Rogers Ephraim White John Howell Samuel Johnes David 
Pierson Samuel Clark Jeremiah Halsey John Sayre Theophi- 
lus Pierson Abram Cooper Henry Jessup trustee, Joshua 
Halsey & Ephraim White cliosen to inspect into Intestate Es- 
tates, it was voted yt the neibours att ye water mill shall have 
one acre of land for a burying place between Israel Roses and 
Abiel Cooks*, it was voted yt Capt Abram Howell and Capt. 
John Post are chosen in behalf of ye town to settle ye bounds 
between ye neibors of ye Northsea with the assistance of Left 
Jennings & Joseph Lupton for ye Northsea and if they carmot 
agree then Capt Cornelius Conkling & Isaac Mulfbrd of East 

* Israel Kose lived where Samuel Corwith now lives. Abial Cook lived on 
the corner near Charles Corwith's present homestead. W. S. P. 



58 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Hampton upon ye coast of Lefft Jennings, tins voate was 

cleare 

JECKOMIAH SCOTT 
JOSIAH HOWELL 
JOHN HOWELL 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 



Note at bottom. — CaptHallsey is ye first trustee & Henry 
Jessnp ye last and all between them. 

Southampton April 3'e 7tli day 1730 at an election meet- 
ing in order to chuse town oiTicers according to ye tenure ef 
our Puttent Jeckamiah Scott & Daniel Sayre Justice, ye meet- 
ing is opened, Christopher ffoster is chosen Clark for this year 
Capt Theophilus Howell chosen Superviser for this year, 
Jonathan Pierce & Elias Cook chosen Constables for this year 
John Howell Abrani Halsey & John Morehouse chosen asses- 
sors for this year, Abram Cooper chosen Collector for this year 
Capt Post Capt Theophilns Howell John Howell Ezekel San- 
ford Isaac Halsey Jr Abram Howell Jr Stephen Hcrrick Dan- 
iel Hedges Thomas Halsey Obadiah Rogers Ichabod Sayre 
Hezekiah Howell chosen trustees, Joshua Halsey Ephraim 
White both chosen to inspect into Intestate estates, voted yt 
Edward Petty shall take in some land on ye south part of Jo- 
seph Mores lot and to leave out so much land on ye South 
side of Mathew Lums lot as shall be allowed by ye discretion 
of Theophilus Howell & Elisha Howell at the charge of ye 
said Petty. This was a clear vote. 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clark. 
CAPT. SCOTT & 
DANIEL SAYRE 

Justices. 

This recorded by me John Howell Clark. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIA^rPTON. 59 

Southampton April ye G 1731 att an election meeting to 
olmse town officers according to ye tenure of our Pattent pres- 
ent Capt Scott Josiah Howell Daniel Sayre and John Howell 
Justices. Christopher fibster chosen Clerk for this year, Capt 
Theophilus [HowellJ chosen Superviser, Samuel Cooper & Silas 
Sayre Constables, Josiah Pierson John Post & John Howell 
chosen assesors, Daniel Halsey Jr chosen collector, Jus. Josiah 
Howell Christopher ffoster Josiah Halsey Joshua Halsey 
Stephen Topping Josiah Topping Thomas Sanford George 
Hains Jeremiah Culver Ephraim Wliite Thomas Cooper Da- 
vid Pierson all chosen trustees for this year, Joshua Halsey & 
Ephraim White chosen to inspect into intestate estates for 
this year, voted yt Jonah Halsey shall have liberty to set up 
a fulling mill at Jumping creek, not rouging highways, voted 
and sold to Nathan Halsey about f of an acre of land on ye 
north side of his land at ye discretion of Ehsha Howell & Isaac 
Jessup, he paying after the rate of five pounds an acre, this 
vote was cleare. voted that James Rose shall have ye land 
yt was formerly in John Earles occupation between Benjamen 
Marshall's & Benjamen Jagger, and is granted to James Rose 
his heires and assignes for ever for forty shillings in current 
money for his use this vote was cleare as test 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clerk 

A true copy by me John Howell Clerk. 



Page 137. Southampton april ye 4th day 1732 att a 
Election meeting in order to chuse Town officers according to 
ye tenure of our Pattent Jus. Scott Josiah Howell Daniel 
Sayre & John Howell all present. Justices of ye peace, ye 
meeting is opened. Christopner fibster chosen dark, Theoph- 
ilus Howell chosen Superviser for this year, Samuel Cooper, 



GO RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIA^MPTOy. 

Daniel Scallinks* chosen constable, John Howell David Pier- 
son John Post cliosen assessors, James Cooper Obediah Rog- 
ers Abram Halsey JoJin Reeves John Sayre Obediah Cook 
John Howell John Mitchel Isaac Halsey Jonathan Jagger 
Theophilus Pierson Henry Jessup all chosen trustees, Stephen 
Herrick chosen collector for this year, Ej^hraim White Joshua 
Halsey chosen Co inspect into intestate estates, given to Silas 
White a piece of land to sett a house vpon att ye discretion 
of Elisha Howell and Abram Plowell Jr to him and his heirs 
forever, this was a clear vote by the proprietors. It was also 
voted yt John Morehouse is to have two acres of land ex- 
changed, he laying down two acres on ye north side of Wil- 
liam Tarbills land at Henry Wicks and to take so much at his 
meadow at Leganee on ye East side as Jeremiah Halsey and 
Elisha Howell shall think fit. This was a clear vote. Grant- 
ed unto Jonathan Howell he laying down a half fifty att hog 
neck spring to ye towms use to take up so nmch atNoy- 
ack ajoyning to his own land in ye twenty acre devision as 
Elisha Howell & Jeremiah Halsey think fit, voted by ye pro- 
prietors yt Hezekiah Howell shall have one acre of land at 
Ketchaponack North ward and East ward of his house for to 
sett out an orchard, Jonathan Raynor & Daniel Halsey are to 
lay it out and set a value upon it. This was a clear voute. 

JECKAMIAH SCOTT 
JOSIAH HOWELL 
JOHN HOWELL 

Justices. 
This recorded by me John Howell Clark. 

April ye 3d day 1733 att a town meeting to chuse town 
officers according to ye tenure of our Pattent present John 
Howell Daniel Sayre Justices allso William Jennings. Chris- 

* This is a corruption of bchelliiiger. W. S. P. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. Gl 

toplier ffostoi- chosen Clark Cnpt. Tlieopliilus Howell chosen 
Snperviser for this year, John Woolley Abram Peirson chosen 
constables for this year, John Howell & Thomas Sandford 
chosen assessors for this year, John Post Ichabod Say re Eph- 
raim White Jeremiah Cnlver Thomas Stephens Capt Scott 
Jeremiah Jagger Capt Stephen Topping John Norris Elisha 
Howell Theophilus Howell Thomas Cooper all trustees, Josh- 
ua Halsey & Ephraim AVhite chosen Snperviser of Intestate 
estates. Voted that Jeremiah Halsey shall throw up to the 
town one fifty of land lying near Isaac Jessups & take up the 
same quantity and for quality as shall be judged Reasonable 
by Ephraim Whita & Henry Pierson att Huntington ajoyning 
to Elisha Howells land, this was a cleare voate. Also voted 
tiiat John Howell shall have ye privilege to lay down one half 
fifty of land at Cooks pond, and take it up att ye North end 
of Ephraim Whites land above ye mill pond head att ye dis- 
cretion of Ephraim White and Henry Pierson, this passed a 
clear vote, test Christopher ffoster Clark, & 

JOHN HOWELL 
DANIEL SAYRE 
Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 



April ye 2th day 1734 att an election meeting to chuse 
Town officers according to ye tenure of our pattent, present 
John Howell Daniel Sayre & Wilham Jennings Justices. 
Christopher ffostci chosen clerk, David Pierson chosen Snper- 
viser this year, John HoweU Josiah Topping chosen assessors 
for this year, John Post chosen Collector ffor this year, Eph- 
raim White and Joshua Halsey chosen Supervisors to Inspect 
into Intestate estates, Josiah Howell John HoweU Obediah 
Rogers Isaac Halsey George Haines Abram Halsey Christo- 
pher fibster Henry Pierson Ezekiel Sandford Job Peirson 



02 KIX'ORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Abram Howell Jr Josiali Topping chosen trustees for this 

*^'^'"* JOHN H(3WELL 

DANIEL SAYKE 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 

Southampton att a Election ye 1st clay of April 173-5 to chuse 
Town officers according to ye Tenure of our Pattent John 
Howell & Daniel Sayre Justices Christopher fFoster chosen 
Clerk for this year, David Pierson chosen Superviser for this 
year, John Woolley and William Rogers chosen constables 
ffor this year, John Howell & Eliiathan White chosen assess- 
ors for this yeare, Capt John Post chosen Collector ftbr this 
year, Epher White Theophilus Pierson chosen Supervisees of 
Intestate Estates, Christopher fibster John Morehouse James 
Page 138] White William Jennings John Mitchell Hugh Gels- 
ton Josiah Halsey Capt Scott Jonah Rogers John Sayre Da- 
vid Pierson John Howell chosen trustees, this a clear vote. 
Test Christopher fibster Clark. 

DANIEL SAYRE 
JOHN HOWELL 
WILLIAM JENNINGS 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 

An election Meeting April ye Gth day 173G In order to 
chuse town officers according to ye tenure of our pattent 
l)resent John Howell & Daniel Sayre Justices, the meeting 
opened, Christspher fibster chosen Clark fibr this year, David 
Peirson chosen superviser John Woolly & William Rogers 
chosen Constables, Josiah Topping & Jolni Howell chosen as- 
sessors for this year, Jeckamiah Scott chosen Collector tor this 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. G3 

year, Abram Halsey & Job Pierson chosen Siipervisers of in- 
testate estates, Capt Topping Icliabod Cooper Abram Pierson 
Samuel Howell John fibster Obediah Rogers Henry Halsey 
Benjamen Woodruff Samuel Ludlam John Howell Ephraim 
White Job Sayre chosen trustees. 

JOHN HOWELL 
DANIEL SAYRE 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John IIowell Clerk. 



Southampton April ye 5th 1737 at an Election Meeting 
In order to chuse Town officers according to the Tenure of (_) 
our pattent, Present John Howell WiUiam Jennings & Daniel 
Sayre Justices. Christopher fibster chosen Clark, David Peir- 
son chosen Superviser for this year, Samuel Cooper Elias Cook 
chosen constables, John Howeil & Josiah Topping chosen as- 
sessors, John Howell chosen collector, Abram Hallsey Job 
Pierson chosen Superviser of Intestate estates. Justice Josiah 
fllowell] Capt Post Thomas Cooper John HoweU Thomas 
Sandford Daniel Hedges Theophilus Howell Jus Lift Heze- 
kiah Howell John Morehouse Ichabod Sayre Josiah Halsey 
Jonathan Jagger trustees. Voted by ye town yt the people 
of BridgeH ampton shall have liberty to build a Meeting house 
upon ye knoule on ye South side of Henry Wicks land, be- 
tween Abram Howells house and Joshua Ilildreth,* and it was 
a cleare voate. It was voted yt Jonathan Culver shall lay 
down to ye townes use that peice of land lying on ye north 
side of Benjamen Haines landt and to take it up on the west 
end of Benjamen Haines lott at ye discretion of John Howell 

* This meeting house stood on the road to Sagg, some -10 rods east of the 
road to Meacox. Abram Howell's house stood on the north side of the road, 
a little east of the meeting house. Joshua Hildreth lived on the corner lot 
opposite James L. Haines'. W. S. P. 

t See page 9 of original. W. S. P. 



04 RECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

and Mr Hugh Gelston. This was a cleare voate, Cliristoplier 
fibster Clark. 

JOHN HOWELL 
WILLIAM JENNINGS 
DANIEL SAYRE 

Justices. 
Tliis is a true copy by me John Hoavell Clark. 



Southampton April the 4tli 1738 at an election Meeting 
to chuse Town officers according to the tenure of our pattent 
present Daniel Sayre & John Howell Justices, Cln-istopher 
fibster chosen Clark, Justice Josiah Howell chosen Supervisor 
this year, Samuel Cooper Jeremiah HaUsey chosen constables, 
Josiah Pierson John HoweU chosen assessors for this year, 
Ichabod Sayre chosen Collector Abram Hallsey Abram Pier- 
son chosen Supervisor of Intestate estates, Capt Isaac Halsey 
Elnatiian White John Howell Ephraim White Stephen Her- 
rick Nathan Halsey Samuel Howell John Mitchel Job Pierson 
Obediah Rogers Jonah Howell Sanuiel Jagger chosen trustees 
It was voted yt Josiah Stamborough shall have one acre of 
land twenty Pole long & eight poles wide by ye side of Jo- 
siah Hands lott, this was a cleare vote as test 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clark. 

A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 



Southampton April ye 3th day 1739 at an Election meet- 
ing to chuse Town officers according to ye tenure of our pat- 
tent present Abram Cooper & Hugh Gelston Justices. Chris- 
topher [Foster] chosen Clerk, Jus. Josiah HoweU chosen Su- 
pervisor Samuel Cooper John Cook chosen constables, Abram 
Halsey Job Pierson chosen assessors, John Woolley chosen 
collector for this year. Justice Josiah Howell Abram Cooper 



RECOr.DS : TOWX OF SOUTIIABIPTON. G-5 

John Post James White Hugh Gelston John ]\[orehouse 
Steplien Topping Josiah HaLsey Josiah Topping Ehsha How- 
ell Thomas Stephens Henry Halsey trustees. It was voted yt 
Samuel Eussill shall have four poles of land att Sagg harber 
ajoining to his meadow, to be sold to him att the discretion 
of Isaac Jessup and John Morehouse. Voted yt ye parsonage 
land at ye seaven ponds shall be laid down to the town & be 
laid out att ye head of ye crick on ye North side of James 
Coopers land* and on ye weste side of Hezekiah Howells and 
Richard Howells land, at ye discretion of Josiah Howell and 
John Howell. It was voted yt Nathaniel Woodruif shall lay 
Page 139] down to ye town a part of ye South east corner of 
his lot & take up ye same land in quantity and quality by 
Thomas Coopers land att ye discretion of Nathan Halsey & 
Josiah Pierson. Voted by ye town that Isaac Jessup James 
White David Haines & John Haines shall have ye Noyack 
streame ffor ye term of ffifteen years, provided they sett up a 
grist mill within a year, and if they shall fail to keep a mill 
upon sd streame for a year together then the sd streame shall 
return to ye town, it is to be understood at Little Noyack. 

This a cleare vote as test 

CHRISTOPHER FFOSTER Clark. 

A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 

Soiithamj^ton April ye 1st 1740 At an election meeting to 
chuse Town officers according to ye Teimre of our pattent, 
present Abram Cooper Hugh GiUston Justices ye me [ting] is 
opened ye people proseded to theyre choyce, Christopher fibs- 
ter chosen Town Clerk, Jus. Josiah HoweU chosen Superviser^ 
John Howell Abram Halsey chosen assessors, John Woolly 

' * The parsonage land here kid oiit is now probably part of the farm ol the 
heirs of Matthew Cross, ou the east side of the road by Shinnecock hiUs. 

W. S. P. 



66 _ RECORDS ; TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

clioseii constable also .Samuel Haines constable, Josiah Halsey 
John Sayre chosen to Inspect into Intestate estates, Thomas 
Sandford Elisha Howell Job Pierson Tlieophiliis Howell 
Tliomas Cooper ye 3d Jus. Abram Cooper William Albertsou 
Abram Halsey Nathan Herrick Joseph Howell John Howell 
Obediah Rogers all trustees, Stephen Hen-ick Joshua Pierson 
Abram Halsey chosen Commisioners this year voted yt John 
Mitchel & James Haines shall have hberty to build a mill on 
calf creek stream for ye term of sixteen years provided they 
shaU build ye same in two years otherwise to return to ye 
town, they not Rouging highways nor w^atering and ye said 
stream is to return to the town att ye end and expiration of 
ye said sixteen years 

ABRAHAM COOPER 
HUGH GELSTON 

Justices. 
This errors excepted is a true copy by me 

John Howell Clark. 



Southampton April ye 1st day 1741 at an election meet- 
ing to chuse town officers according to ye tenure of our Pat- 
tent, Present Abram Cooper & Hugh Gillston ye meeting is 
opened Christopher [Foster] chosen Clark, Josiah Howell 
chosen Superviser, William Woolley & Samuel Haines chosen 
constables, John Howell Abram Halsey chosen assessors, Jolm 
Woolly chosen collector, Theophilus Peirson David Hand 
Abram Howell Ezekiel Sandford Aaron Burnet Jr Nathan 
Halsey John Howell Ichabod Sayre John Post Job Wick 
Joseph Halsey Jus. Josiah Howell chosen trustees, Stephen 
Herrick Josiah Pierson Abram Halsey chosen Commissioners, 
Jolm Sayre Samuel Howell chosen to Inspect into Intestate 
estates, Ileniy Pierson Ephraim White cliosen viewers of 



RECORDS : Towx OF soutiia:\iptox. . 67 

fences, Obailiali Rogers Thomas Cooper miner chosen to take 
care of 3'e poore. 

ABRAM COOPER 
HUGH GELSTON 
Justices. 
A true copy I)}- me Joiix Hoayell Clark. 

April ye Gth day 1742 att an election meeting to chuse 
town officers acording to ye tenure of our patent present 
Abram Cooper & Hugh Gillston Justices Christopher tfoster 
chosen clerk for this year, Jus Josiah Howell chosen Super- 
yiser for ye year, Elias Petty William Woolly & Jonah Howell 
chosen constables for ye year insuing, John Howell and Abram 
Halsey chosen assessors for this year, Daniel Sayre chosen 
Collector, John Howell Epliraim White David Fithian John 
Mackey John Woolly Abram Cooper James Herrick John 
Cooper Samuel Cooper Abram Pierson Daniel Hedges Jonah 
Rogers Jr all chosen trustees, Stephen Herrick Abram Halsey 
Josiah Pierson chosen commissioners, Samuel Howell Josiah 
Halsey chosen for to inspect into Intestate estates, Ephraim 
White Henry Pierson chosen for vievyers of fences, Thomas 
Sandford & John Howell chosen overseers of the poore. 

Page 140. It was voted yt Joseph Rogers & James Haines 
shall build a mill upon Calf Crick sti'eam provided they build 
within two years, and they are to have the said streame for 
twenty years and have liberty to let out Killis pond and to 
make up all damage to higliways that it shall damnify, and 
this was a cleare vote, also voted by ye Inhabitants and pro- 
prietors of said town yt Bruche Neck lying in ye west bounds 
of Southamptcn shall be for a parsonage for ye use of a gos- 
pell presbyterian minister that shall be sutebiy qualified for ye 
ministerial ftunction and shall be settled according to ye gos- 
pell Rule by our people yt sliall call him thereunto, and on 



6S RECORDS ; TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

default thereof ye sd Bruche neck shall returne to ye proprie- 
tors again. This was a clear vote Christopher fibster Clerk 

HUGH GILLSTON 
ABEAM COOPER 

Justices. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clark, 

South, April ye 5th day ] 743 Then at a town meeting 
held according to ye Tenure of our pattent ye sd town did 
proseed to chuse Town oficers, Jus. Cooper and Jus. Gillston 
being present. John Howell chosen Clerk & Jus. Josiah 
Howell chosen Supei-viser for ye yeare In suing, Obadiah 
Johnes & William Mulford chosen constables ys yeare, Abram 
Halsey John Howell assessors for this year, Jus. Josiah How- 
ell Capt Scott Nehemiah Sayre Jonathan Peirce John fibster 
John Sayre Capt Rogers Abram Halsey Job Pierson Josiah 
Peirson Nathaniell Halsey Elias Cook all chosen trustees, 
Stephen Herrick Abram Halsey Josiah Pierson chosen com- 
itiners this year, Capt. Rogers Capt White chosen viewers 
of fences, Dacken* Halsey & Samuel Howell chosen Super- 
visers of Intestate estates, Thomas Cooper miner & James 
Haines chosen overseers of ye poore. 

ABRAM COOPER 
HUGH GILLSTON 

Justices. 

True copy by me Joiix Howell Ch^rk, 

At a town meeting April ye 3d day 1744, to chuse town 
officers according to ye tenure of our pattent. Jus Cooper and 
Jus Gillston being present, John Howell chosen clerk, Sam- 
uel Cooper and Timothy Brown chosen constables. Jus Josiah 
Howell chosen supervisor, Dacken Halsey & Samuel HoweU 

* Query : Deacon ? W. S. P. 



RECOKDS : Tcwx OF soutiia:\iptox. G9 

chosen Supervisers of Intestate estates, James Haines & John 
Sayre chosen overseers of ye poore, John Howell & Abrani 
Halsey chosen assessors, Zacheus Rose chosen collector, Jus. 
Gillston Capt White Samuel Huntting Thomas Jessup Steph- 
en Hen-ick Elihu Howell Capt Theophilus Howell Josiah 
Hallsey Eluathun White David Howell Abram Hallsey Capt 
Stephens all chosen trustees, Capt White Capt Rogers chosen 
viewers of fences, Abram Halsey Stephen Herrick Josiah Pier- 
son Comitioners, John Howell miner and Thomas Jessup 
chosen Pounders out of ye Indian ffield & to Recover their 
poundage according to ye Town actt confirmed by ye Court. 

ABRAM COOPER 
HUGH GILLSTON 

Justices. 
A true copy by me Joiix Howell Clark. 



April ye 2th 1745 at a town meeting of ye freeholders of 
Southampton according to ye tenure of our pattent to elect & 
chuse town officers, ye people proseed to there choyce as fol- 
loweth, John Howell chosen Clark for ye yeare Insuing, Sam- 
uel Cooper Timothy Brown chosen constables, Jus Josiah 
HoweU chosen Superviser, Capt Theophilus HoweU & Thom- 
as Cooper miner chosen supervisers to takecare of Intes- 
tate estates, John Howell & Abraham Halsey chosen as- 
sessors for ye yeare Insuing, Zacheus Rose chosen collector 
ftbr ye yeare Insuing, Capt Pierson chosen trustee and 
Josiah Pierson Thomas Sandford Nathan Halsey Abram 
Hallsey John Haines Josiah HoweU Nehemiah Sayre Steph- 
en Herrick John HoweU Capt Rogers Joseph HoweU tiiistees, 
Capt White & Capt Rogers vewers of fences, Josiah Pierson 
Stephen Herrick & Abram Halsey chosen ^comitiners, allso 
voated yt no hog or hogs shall go upon ye commons or undi- 
vided lands except they are well yoked & ringed on ye penal- 



70 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

ty of niuepence per head, which is according to ye town acct 
& no age of said hog or swine shall excuse them except such 
as suck their dams Test Jus Gillston & Jus Cooper. 
A true copy by me 

JOHN PIOWELL Clerk. 

Page 141. [A part of this page is occupied with a copy of 
the minutes of town meetings — 1711,1712. These are re- 
corded in the 2d volume of Town Records, page 23G and 239, 
original, and are therefore omitted here. w. s. p.] 

Whereas we John Sayre Aaron Burnet Jr David Howell 
Jonathan Smith & Elias Pelletrue or executors in his behalf, 
of the town of Southampton and Province of New York hav- 
ing a lott of Land in ye Great South Division Lying No 31 in 
ye said division in partnership Between us according ^o our 
Eespective rights therein but we finding inconveniency of im- 
proving together did unanimously agree to divide said lot ac- 
cording to our rights therein and accordingly we have pro- 
seded and completed tlie devision in ye following manner, yt 
is to say in the first place we devided ye lot into two parts mak- 
ing the path called Davises path ye partician line between sd 
parts & then we devided ye south part of said lot into six lots 
laying them crossways of said lot, and then beginning att ye 
south end of ye first lot next the water fell to John Sayre and 
to Elias Pelletrue, Pi-oceeding Northward ye Second lot fell to 
David Howell & Jonathan Smith, ye third lott fell to Aaron 
Burnett Jr, then again the fourth lot fell to John Sayre & 
Elias Pelletrue, ye fifth to David Howell & Jonathan Smith, 
& ye sixth lott to Aaron Burnet Jr, the north side of 
which is bounded by Davises path as afore said, & then we 
proceded to devide the North part of said lot and yet wee di- 
Page 142.] vided lengthways of ye lot, and yt we laid into 
three lots Bounded at the south end by ye afore said Davis 



EECOKDS: TOWX OF SOUTIIAMrXOX. 71 

patli, & ye east lot fell to John Sayre and Elias Pelletrue, the 
middle lot to Aaron Jr the west lott to David Howell & Jon 
atlian Smith. In witness whereof we have hereunto sett too 
our liands in Southampton this twenty first day of December 
ill ye yeare ol'our Lord God 1742. 

AARON BURNET Jii 
DAVID HOWELL 
AiniAM Halsey Exec JOHN HOWELL 

JONATHAN t< SMITH 

mark 

A true copy from the origin all by me 

John Howell Clerk. 



Southampton September the 10th 1745 Whereas there 
being a highway of uncommon breadth laid out att Sagg har- 
bor and ye trustees having a mind to lay out sum part of it 
Into lotts for ye proprietors use and Improvement & did de- 
sire ye Commisconers to Nai'row the said highway, yt so wht.fc 
Lmd there was that was more than was necessary for a high- 
way might be laid out into Lotts, and accordingly we allotted 
ye highv^ay as foUoweth, att the Cleft* square across to ye 
bord fi'ence fh'om ye front of ye Lotts ye highway is now eight 
poles wanting one foot wide, from ye South east corner of Mr. 
Russells house it is six pole wide wanting two ffoot vpon a 
due east course from said corner, the course of ye highway 
from ye clift is South eleven degi'ees west & it holds that 
course thirty three poles & a quarter, and there it is seven 
poles and a halfe wide to the neerest place of ye meadow 
or fence yt incloseth the meadow & ffrom ye afouresaid 33 
poles & a i the highway on ye front of the lots yt is to say ye 

* The "cleft" was where the new stables of John DeCastro now stand, on 
Main street at Sag Harbor. Mr. Russell's house probably stood on the west 
side of Main street near building now occupied as a hotel by Albert Hedge's 
heirs, W. S. P. 



72 records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

east side of the highway runs South fourteen degrees west to 
ye i:)iece of land called the twelve acres laid out by ye layers 
out of ye Grate devision & this above said highway as it is 
above mentioned and specified wee do as comisti oners or over- 
seers of highways we do assertain confirm and establish to ly 
for a pubhck highway & Rode Including all ye land that is 
westward of ye above said line to the Meadow. 

ABRAM HALSEY ) ^ 
JOSIAH PIERSON ^ ^"^^ 



Whereas wee Josiah Howell John Howell Josiah Piei'son 
& Abram Halsey Being Elected and chosen by ye trustees of 
ye town of Southampton to lay out or lot a certain tract of 
land lying att or Neare Sagg harbour att our discretion and 
pursuent to the Reposed in us and the power By ye trustees 
given us we proceed to ye work in ye following method, we 
began att yeclift & run a range 3} poles & J south eleven de- 
grees West, and then turned our course to South J 4 degrees 
West & so continued to ye peice of land called ye twelve acre 
and we laid out Seaventeen lotts with seaventeen amendments 
all buting at their west ward end upon this line and Butting 
Eastwardly upon the line that parts ye townes, wee began att 
ye cleft with No 1 Increasing Southward to No 17. No 1* is 
3 poles wide at ye west end & 4 foot at the east end, and No 
2 is 28 foot wide att ye west end and 2 t foot att ye East end. 
No 3 is 28 foot wide at ye west end and 24 foot at the East 
end, & No 4 and No 5 and No 6 and No 7 and No 8 and No 9 
and No 10 and No 11 are each of them 28 ffoot AVide at the 
west end, and twenty foure foot wide at the east end, No 12 
is 28 foot at ye west end and 26 at ye east end, No 13 is 28 

* No. 1 is now occupied by John DeCnstro. By a deed, 1775, John Mitch- 
ell sells to Daniel Fordham 1^ r>() in Lot 2 ; this is where the Nassau House 
now stands. Henry and Levi Howell, in 177r>, sell to Daniel Fordham U 50 
in lot 4 ; deeds now in possession of Eleazar Latham, Esq. W. S. P. 



r.'Kr()i;Ds : rowx of sorriiAMiTox. 1-i 

foot wide at tlie west end and ye same at ye east, No 14 is 2S 
foot wide att the west end and ye same at ye east, No 1-5 is 
2S foot wide at the west end and 30 at ye East end, No 1 G is 
32 foot wide at ye west en<l and 33 at the east, No 17 is 40 
foot at the west end and the same at the east, and wee laid 
out 17 amendments to the above said 17 Lotts and ye Lott 
No 1 hath the amendment No 17, & ye lot No 2 ye amend- 
ment No 16, the lot No 3 is to have the amendment No 1-"), 
the lot No 4 to have the amendment No 14, the lot No 5 to 
have ye amendment No 18, the lot No (5 to have ye amend- 
ment No 12, ye lot No 7 is to have the amendment No 11, tlx^ 
Lot No 8 is to have ye amendment No 10, the Lot No 9 is to 
have ye amendment No 9, the lot No 10 is to have ye amend- 
ment No 8, ye Lot No 11 is to have the amendment No 7, 
the Lot No 12 is to have the amendment No 6, the Lot No 13 
is to have the amendment No 5, the Lot No 14 is to have the 
Page 143] amendment No 4, the Lot No 15 is ftoj have the 
amendment No 3, the lot No I G is to have the amendment No 
2, the Lot No 17 is to have the amendment No 1. Tlic 
breadth of the amendments as foUoweth, No 1 is two poles and 
six foot wide at ye West end and 8 poles at ye east end. No 2 
is 40 foot wide at ye west end and G poles & a ^ at ye east, 
No 3 Is 40 ffbot Wide at the west end at 4 poles & J att ye 
East, No 4 is 40 ffoot wide att ye West end and 4 poles & ^ 
att the East, No 5 is 40 foot at ye West end and 4 jjoles at ye 
east. No G* is 40 foot att the West end and 1 pole & ^ att ye 
east, No 7 is 40 foot att the West end and 1 pole & ^ at ye 
east, No 8 is 40 foot at tlie west end and 1 pole and i at the 
east. No 9 is 40 foot at ye west end and 1 pole & ^ at the 
east, and so No 10 No 11 No 12 No 13 No 14 No L5 and No 

* By deed, March 30, 180+, Sally WalUs sells to Nathan Sayre, one-fifth of 
an acre at Sag-Harbor, bounded W., N. and E. by highways, S. by W. Parker, 
" being West part of Amendment No. (> " ; this is where Dodsons meat market 
now stands. W. S. P. 



74 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

16 are each 40 foot wide at ye west end and a pole and a half 
wade at ye east end, and No 17 is ajoining to the twelve acres* 
and is 40 foot wide at the west end or near theseaboiits, and 
at the east end it is 1 pole and 1 foot wide or there abouts, 
memorandum, although the severall lots and their respective 
mendments are said to butt upon the East Hampton line, yet 
it is to be understood that this devision is not to cross the 
agreement made between the town concerning that pole wide 
that was te be for an highway but this devision is subjected 
to that agreement except Sum other agreement shall be made 
Between said town. 

Southampton November the 18th 1745 

JOSIAH PIERSON JOSIAH HOWELL 
JOB PIERSON JOHN HOWELL 

ABRAM HALSEY 

This is our Return of ye above said devision as witnes our 
hands. 

A true copy by me John Howell Clark. 



Southampton November ye 19th 1745 The proprietors be- 
ing legally warned and convened at the meeting house in or- 
der to draw their lots, and did Manifest their Willingness to 
ye above said devision by a unanimous vote and the Lotts 
were cast as followeth, 9 fiftyes to each lot Seaventeen lots & 
seaventeen mendments, drawn with the 17 lots one mendment 
to a lot. 

* Uuion street, as it formerly ran, was the boundary between the Great 
North Division and the 12 acre Division. It originally ran from East -Hamp- 
ton line along the north line of the bnr\'ing ground, and entered Main street 
at the house now occupied by John S. Fordham. The house now occupied 
bj' Jeffry Fordham, on Jefferson street, was on the old line of Union str<'et, 
the road running parallel with its west side. The house was the residence of 
Bradock Corey, 1475. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 



75 



No 



1 Mr Isaac Jessup 




Xo 5 Joshua Howell & 


two fifties 2 




brother f 


Joliii Cook 1 




Stephen Kempton 1 


Deacon James Haines 1 




Jonathan Jagger 2^ 


Capt Jcclvaniiah Scott 2 


450 


Capt T h e p h i 1 u s 


Capt Eplu-aiin Wnite 1 




Howell U 


Josepli Hildi-eth dec'd I 




Jeremiah Jagger 1 


Ensign Elias Cook 1 




Samuel Jaijger 1 
John Wootly ^ 



No 2 Samuel Ludlam 2i 
David Cooper ^ 

Eliphalet Clark and 

brother deceased ^ 
Thomas Coojjer 1^ 450 

Ensign John Mitchel 1^ 
Isaac Hdlsey Jr 2 

Abram Howel Jr deed i 



No 3 Capt Theophilus 
Howell deceased 1^ 
John Morehouse 1^ 

Zachariah Sandford J 
Nathaniel Wnodrufi' 1 450 
Daniel Wick I 

Mr David Pierson 1^ 
Josiah Hand 1 

John Norris ^ 



Left Ezekiel Sandford i 



No 6 Capt John Post 

deceased 
Isaac Post 
Wid Hannah Halsey 

& Son 
Wid Mary Howell & 

son 
Jeremiah Howell 
Doc John Mackey 
Joseph Burnet 



'f50 



•J 
i 

WidMehitable Burnet * 

Benjamen foster 1 
The heirs of Richard 

Halsey deceased ] 

Peter Hildreth ^ 

James Herrick 1 

Stephen fibster ^ 



450 



No 4 Samuel Clark ^ 

Henry Howell li 

Daniel More J 

Deacon Samuel Johnes 2 450 
Job Sayre 1 

Capt Obadiah Rogers 2 
Capt Abram Howell ^ 
Daniel ffoster deceased 1 



No 7 Thomas ffoster Jr ^ 
Henry Halsey deed 1^ 
Christopher ffoster 1 
Left Hezkiah Howell 1 
Capt Tho Stephens 1^ 
Tho Cooper Jr IJ 

John Reeves 1^ 

John ffoster 1 



450 



76 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



No S Thomas Sandford 9 450No 11 Steplien Herrick ^ 



No 9 Jonathan Peirce f 
Benjamen Woodruft 1^ 
ye heirs of Jeremiah 

Halsey deceased 3-5 
Abram Halsey 1-5 

Nathaniel Halsey 1-5 
Thomas Lupton ^ 1-5 
the heirs & assigns of 
Christopher Lup- 
ton deceased 4-5 
Jonah Rogers & sons 2^ 
Abram Howell Jr de- 
ceased ^ 
Hugh Raynor 1 
Adonijah Raynor i 



No 10 Job Pierson 


3^ 


Daniel Hedges 


and 


brother 


2^* 


Edward Johnes 


* 


Joseph Eusbond* 


i 


Daniel Ausbond* 


* 


Josiah Pierson 


1 


Abram Pierson 


I 


Elnathan Wliite 


* 



Nathan Herrick J 

Jnstis Chatfield ^ 

Jus Hugh Gilston ^ 
Samuel Jennings f 

Aaron Burnett Jr 1 
Silus Cook 1^ 

Elias Pelletreau i 

450 Jonathan Smith ^ 

the heirs and assigns 
of Richard Wood & 
John Clark deed 1^ 
The heirs of Abram 

Sayre deceased ^ 

Theophilus Willman 

deceased 1-6 

ye heirs of Joseph 

Taylor deceased 1-6 
ye heirs of John Will- 
man deceased 1 -6 
John Reeves & Ri 
Wood deceased 1-10 
450 Abram Halsey 1-10 
Theophilus Willmen 

deceased 3-1 

Justis Abram Cooper ^ 
David Raynor ^ 



450 



No 12 Thomas Sandford 9 450 



No 13 Capt Burnet deed If No 15 Samuel Howell 1 



Capt Stephen Topping 
Hezekiah Topping 
Theophilus Pierson 

deceased 
Dea Josiah Topping 
Samuel Haines deed 
Henry Wick 
Benjamen Howell 
Jonathan Cook 



2 Silus & Cijas Howell * 

1 Job Wick 1 

Dea Josiah Halsey 2 450 

1 450 John Sayre 1 

1 John Howell ii 

^ Thomas Jessup ] i 

f David ffithing f 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. 



77 



No 14 Jeremiah Halsey 



Elisha Ausband (Osborii) ^ 



Nathan Halsey and 




Daniel Leek 


Elislia Halsey 2 ^ 


2-12 


Daniel Scellinks 


Jonathan Smith 1- 


12 


Nathan ffordham 


Thomas Foster 


i 


John fflint 


William Jennings Jr 


i 


Moses Culver 


ye assigns of Ichabod 




Hackaliah fibster 


Cooper 


* 


Wid Martha Halsey 


Jus Josiah Howell 


H 


Ephraim Hildreth 


Joseph Howell 


i 450 Nathan Hildretli 


Nathaniel Kusco 


i 


Abram Halsey 


David Haines 


i 


Samuel Bishop 


Nathaniel Howell 


^ 


John Bishop 


Nathan Halsey 


1 


Richard Howell or son 


The assigns of James 




one quarter unknown 


Cooper 


^ 


James Hand 


David Rose Jr 


i 




one quarter unknown 


i 


No 17 Mr Elisha HoweU 
Capt Daniel Sayre 


No 16 Ellis Cook 


i 


Thomas Halsey 


James Hand Jr 


i 





1 

i 

i 450 

i 
2 

i 
i 

I 
i 
i 



A true cepy by me 

JOHN HOWELL Clark. 



These amendments Being Not recorded in their proper 
place Was transferred to this page. 

There is an amendment laid to the Lot No 21 and it is at 
the South end cf the lot only there is a path or passing Rode 
between the lot and the mendment and that path or Rode is 
the north bounds of ye mendment, and the highway or path 
called Lotts path is ye West bounds & it is bounded on ye 
South By an open highway leading up from ye aforesaid Lots 
path to Henry Halseys Land, and on ye east by ye sd Hal- 
seys land, and tho the timber on ye above said passing Rode 
is to Belong to ye mendment yet it shall and may be lawful 
ffor ye commissioners to order so much of these passing Rodes 



78 KECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

to be cleared & kept cleare by them or any two of tliem as 
they shall judge Necessary ffor ye use those Rodes may be 
put to Whether for passing or driving of fflocks or what ever, 
and there is an amendment laid to the Lot No 22 and it is 
bounded South bp ye land of Josiah Halsey East by ye land 
of Henry Halsey North by ye highway & West by the high- 
way or passing Rode called Lotts path, only there is a passing 
Rode on ye South side of it between the mendraent & ye said 
Josiahs land although this mendment is to have all the timber 
on tnose three highways by which it is said to be bounded 
yet notwithstanding it shall and may be lawful for ye com- 
missioners or overseers of highways to clear these highways, 
& by power & authority to keep so much at least of those 
highways cleare as they shall at any time judge needfull to be 
cleared for the several services they may or shall be used or 
improved for 

JOHN HOWELL 
ABRAM HASEY 

A true copy by me John Howell Clerk. 

These mendments are in ye Great South Division. 

Page 147. At a town meeting april ye 1 1746 of the free 
holders of Southampton according to ye Tenure of our Pat- 
tent to elect and chuse Town officers for this Insuing year, 
and ye sd freeholders do proseed to their choyce as followeth, 
Justice Cooper being present, John Howell chosen Town Clerk 
Nathaniel Jessup chosen Constable Samuel Cooper chosen 
Constable, Capt Job Pierson chosen Superviser, Theophilus 
Howell & Thomas Cooper miner chosen Supervisers of Intes- 
tate estates, John Howell assessor & also Abram Halsey chosen 
assessor for ye yeare Insuing, Zacheus Rose chosen Collector, 
Capt Theophilus Howell chosen trustee Left Elihu How"[ell] 
trustee Capt Stephens trustee Abram Halsey trustee Arthur 



RECORDS : TOWxX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 79 

Howell trustee Jus Josiali Howell trustee Capt Stephen Top 
ping Jus Cooper James Herrick trustee John Howell trustee 
John Sayre trustee James White trustee, Capt White & ('a})t 
Rogers chosen vewei's of fences, Abram Halsey Stephen Hei- 
rick & Josiah Pierson chosen commissioners. It is voted that 
no man shall j^low or plant any corn in ye Indian land except 
ye Indians themselves upon ye penalty of twenty shillings an 
acre for each acre of land & so In proportion to be Recovered 
before a Justice of ye peace for ye use of the town. 

In presence of JUSTICE COOPER. 
A true copy by me John Howell Clerk. 



[Next on the page follows a copy of the agreement between 
Southampton and Southold, in relation to the meadows at Ac- 
cobog, (Flanders and vicinity). This agreement is printed in 
the 1st volume of Town Records, page 1(35, and is therefore 
omitted here. w. s. p.] 



Page 14S. Know all men by these presents [that whereas 
wee the committees of Southold & Southamjjcon Impowered 
for the ending a deferance between ye said towns concerning 
a parcell of meadows and having to our best abilities debated 
and considered ye matter and at length com up to a mutual 
agreement concerning the premises and we haveing made & 
Interchangeably signed and delivered Instruments of agree- 
ment between us and we having divers reasons hereunto mov- 
ing do further agree & mutually covenant one with another yt 
when we shaU have presented ye said Instruments to our res- 
pective towns and if either town shall Refuse to accept & con- 
sent to ye said agreement then the said covenants and agrements 
shall become void & of none effect & upon demand shall be 
redelivered & they yt shall withhold shall pay to ye other 
town the some of fifty pounds j moreover it is provided and 



80 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

agreed yt the town so desenting shall send word to ye other 
of their such decenting or not accepting, att or before the 25th 
day of this Instant March. In witnes whereof wee the said 
committee have hereunto sett our hands Interchangeably tliis 
Mth of March 1667 

JOHN YOUNGS THOMAS MAPES 

CHARLES GLOVER RICHARD PENNY 
JOHN CONKLING 

Signed & delivered In presence of 

Edward Petty Samuel Glover 
Jonathan More 

A true copy by me 

JOHN HOWELL 

Town Clerk. 

Ye division of said meadows Is in ye old book of Records 
in page 177. [See volume 2, Town Records, p. 177, original. 



Page 149. [This page is occupied with copies of the de- 
position in relation to Accabog meadows, and the order of the 
Court of Assizes granting an appeal to equity, these docu- 
ments are printed (from the originals now in Clerk's office,) in 
the 1st volume of Town Records, pages 157, 159 and 164, and 
are therefore omitted here. w. s. p.] 



[Absti-act.] Daniel Mulfords earmark Square crop on end 
of lei't ear and L under same, Slit in end of right ear. IMay 9 
1746. 

Thomas Jeimings earmark, square crop on end of each ear 
and half penny under each ear, bought of Ichabod Cooper. 
June 18 1746. 

Benjamen Sayre, halfpenny upper side of left, and under 
the right ear, slope upper side of right ear. Nov 12 1746. 



KECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 81 

Page loO. [Abstract.] Southampton June ye 4tli 1740 
(Whereas David Woodrufhad permission from trustee to ex- 
change a piece of land Theophiius Howell and Abram Halsey 
proceed as follows.) We measured off an hundred and eighty 
one poles of land lying on ye Westward side of ye above said 
Woodruffs lot which he purchased of Samuel Ludlam lying at 
a place called Windmill hill, it being 3J poles and 3 feet wide 
at ye north end, and running southward 17 poles, and then it 
is six poles and a half and two feet wide, where we made a 
corner, and then it runs southward to a point, all which he is 
to lay down to the common, in exchange we give him 29 poles 
of land lying east of his said lot being within the ditch already 
made, also 43 poles more lying at the south end of said lot. 

Page 151. [Abstract.] Henry Pierson sells to Obadiah 
Johnes J of my meadow in partnership with Samuel Jagger, 
3 acres, lying at North sea as you pass to Cow neck, bounded 
E by main creek and George Harris meadow W by James 
Haines, S by creek, N by fence 20^ 12s Aug 30 1742 

Page 1 52. [Abstract.] Nathaniel Smith Esq and Abigail 
Howell widow both of Merriches executors of Israel Howell 
of Merriches, sell to Obadiah Johnes a dweUing house and 
home lot in Sontliampton which fonnerly belonged to Col 
]\Iathew Howell deceased and was left in possession of Mary 
Mulford, being 2 acres, bounded North by a lane, E by town 
street, S by Samuel Johnes, W by road,* also a close at the 
north end of said town, 10 acres, bounded N by Abner Howel 
S & W by highway E by Jeremiah Fosters land, ,£98 July 
2 J 739 Mary Mulford widow of Capt Samuel Mulford of 
East Hampton resigns her claim to said lands. 

Witness Mary TorpiNG Deborah Topping. 

Page 153. [Abstract.] Samuel Johnes gives to his son 

* This is the home lot late cf Deacon Edward Hunttiug of. Southamptou. 



82 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. 

Obadiali Johiies all my land and meadow at Captains neck 
bounded N by Obadiah Rogers W by the bay, being the point 
of said neck, also ray new division land f of Lot 49 Great 
South division lying with Job Sayre, on the East side of said 
lot, also ^ of Lot 49 in North Division, also 1^ acres on North 
side of my home lot* Aug 14 1745. 

Page 153. [This page is partly occupied with the Record 
of the town meeting held April 1 , 1746 ; the same is recorded 
on page 147 and is therefore omitted here. w. s. p.] 

Gideon Morehouse enters earmark two half pennies under 
near ear, slope under right ear, half penny over the same. 
Nov 21 1746. 

Southampton November ye 14 1746 Att ye request of the 
trustees of the town aforesaid we have laid out an highway of 
eight Poles wide accross the eastward end of the Parsonage 
landt Near a place called millston brook, and the said highway 
is to run from ye old highway down to ye water, and is to 
Joyne to ye Eastward end of ye sd Parsonge land, which said 
highway wee as commissioners or overseers of highways do 
establish and conftrme to ly for an o})en highway or Rode 

ABRAM^HALSEY 
JOSEPH PIERSON 

Commissioners. 

A true copy per me John Howell Clerk. 

Page 154. Southampton October the 31 1746 then at a 
trustee meeting held at the meeting house being legally 
w^arned it is ordered and ordained by said trustees that John 
Howell & Abram Halsey shall Record the five last Devisions 

* Samuel Jones' home lot is the jDresent homestead of Mrs. Wm. T. Jones, 
Southampton. 

t The parsonage laud hei-e mentioned is now the western part of the farm 
late of Capt. Edward White of Seponack ; it was sold by the trustees of the 
Presbyterian church in IS'M. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAlIProy. 83 

tliat was laid out in tlie year 173S, or so many of them as 
they shall think wants Recording. 
This is ye order of trustees by me 

JOHN HOWELL Clerk. 



fioutliampton novembcr th 6 Day 1738 theReturne of the 
grate South Devision, whereas the trustees of said town 
did order Nathaniel Dominy Abram Halsey John ]\Iore- 
house and John Howell to lay out all the undevided tim- 
ber landes at their discretion Between the Indian line and 
East Hampton Bounds and to lay it out into Devisions, and 
we tlie said layers out Do make and Return as followeth, We 
l)egan at East Hampton line about one mile from the north 
side, and run a line west and by south near mill stone swamp 
path, and from thence we run upon a diiect line over to Davis 
mill path to tlie south east corner of George Harrises close at 
the said Davis mill, and the said line runs nine degrees more 
southward than the other, then we laid out a passing highway 
on the north side of said line four poles wide, and then we 
proceded to lay out the said land into 2 devisions, one on the 
south side of said line butting to the said higliway at the north 
end of the lots, and whereas the South Division doth extend 
westward beyond George Harris corner as far as millstone 
l)rook there will be some few lots that will butt at ye north 
end upon ye highway or lotted land from George Harris cor- 
ner to the wading place road at Towd, and then they will 
butt on the north sea Ime till they come to mill stone brook, 
and all necessary roads and paths are to lye as they be for 
passing roads unless otherwise ordered by the town or trustees 
and so at the south end of all the lots in the South division 
there is a passing road of three poles wide, for the owners of 
said lots to pass and repass to and from their said lots with- 
out any hindrance or molestation, and if any dispute shall 



84 TJECORDS : TOW\ OF S0LTJIA3IPTOX. 

arize about any of the aforesaid paths or liigliways then to bo 
decided by the town or trustees, and then we the said hirers 
out beg:;n to lay out the Soutli devition and the lot Ko 1 lyes 
joining to East Hampton line and the South end of said lot 
buts on the highway leading to East Hampton and the 
north end buts on the middle highway above said middle line 
and Includes ye highway and contains ] 90 acres of land and 
includt-'S all the timber on the one pole wide that lyes between 
East Hampton bounds ; and said lot Ko 2 lyes joining to No 
1 on ye west side and contains 179 acres, No 3 h^ on the 
west side of No 2 and contains 177 acres, No i lyes on the 
west side of No 3 and contains ]79 acres, No 5 lyes on the 
west side of No 4 and contains ISO .acres, No 6 lyes west 
side of No 5 and is 186 acres, No 7 is on the west of No 6 and 
Page 155.] is 186 acres. No 8 is west of No 7 and is 192 acres, 
No 9 lies on the west side of No 8 is 190 acres. No 10 is west 
of No 9 and is 185 acres. No ] 1 west of No 10 is 1 81 acres, No 
12 is west of No 1 1 and is 179 acres, No 13 is on ye west side 
of No 1 2 and is 174 acres, No 14 is on ye west side of No 13 and 
is 109 acres, No 15 is on ye west side of No 14 and is 165 acres 
No 16 is on ye west side of No 15 and is 158 acres. No 17 is on 
ye west side of No 16 and is J 54 acres. No 18 is west of No 
17 and is 100 acres, No 19 is west side of No IS and is 165 
acres. No 20 is on the west side of No 19 and is 159 acres. No 
21 is on ye west side of No 20 and is 154 acres, No 22 is on 
ye west side of No 21 and is 190 acres. No 23 is on the west 
side of No 22 and is 188 acres, all the above said lots staked 
out and marked with a marking iron. The 24 lot lyes joining 
to ye 23 and is 179 acres. No 25 west of No 24 and is 179 
acres. No 26 is west of No 25 and is 178 acres. No 27 is west 
of No 26 and is 1S5 acres, No 28 is west of No 27 and is 191 
acres, No 29 is west of No 28 and is 189 acres. No 30 is west 
of No 29 and is 178 acres, No 31 is west of No 30 and is 176 
acres. No 32 is on ye west side of No 31 and is 162 acres, No 



KECOUDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTOX. S-5 

33 is west of No 32 and is 153^ acres, No 34 is west of No 3:^ 
and is 1 54 acres, No 35 lies west of No 34 and is 155 acres. 
No 36 is on ye west side of No 35 and is 157^^ acres, No 37 is 
west of No 36 and 163 J acres. No 3S is west of No 37 and is 
165 acres, No 39 is west of No 38 and is 176 acres. No 40 is 
west of No 39 and is 186 acres, No 41 is west of No 40 and is 
186 acres, No 42 is west of No 41 and is 182 acres, No 43 
lies on ye west side of No 42 and is 179 acres, No 44 lies west 
of No 43 and is ISO acres, No 45 lyes on ye west side of No 
44 and is 172 acres. No 46 lyes west of No 45 and is 164 acres. 
No 47 lyes west side ol" No 46 and is 1 62 acres, N(j 48 is west 
of No 47 and is 156 acres. No 49 is west side of No 48 and is 
171 acres. No 50 is on ye west side of No 49 and is 177 acres. 
No 51 is on ye west side of No 50 and is ye last lot in ye 
south devision ajoining to ye highway that ledes down to mill 
stone brook and buts on ye higliway leding to North sea, and 
on ye north sea line and is 143 acres, and this lot No 51 fall- 
ing short of the proportion of land with the other lots we laid 
an amendment of forty* acres of land ajoining to ye land of ye 
widow Martha Halsey and Samuel Jagger and Ben. Jagger 
Page 156.] and partly on Bigelos land lying and ajoining to 
the west end thereof, and ye higliway is layd out at the west 
end of the said 40 acres, and ye island at ye North sea lying 
between the two wading places is p^a-te for an amendment to 
the said lot No 51 containing about 6 acres, no way abridging 
or hindering the town from passing or repassing drawing and 
securing fish at any time and at all times hereafter, all which 
said lands and amendments, put together makes ye lot No 51 
contain 189 acres, and the layers out have layd one acre of 
land ajoining to the fish pond lying between Captin Scotts 



* This ameudment to lot 51 is the east part of the wood land lying on the 
south side of Seponnck lane. The land of Martha Halsey is now the farm of 
Samuel EUiston. The Jagger's land is the farm of the heirs of Septa Jackson. 

W. S. P. 



S() RECORDS : TOWy OF SOUTIIAJIPTOX. 

fence and Coiikliiigs stone and so running from tlio pond till 
it makes one acre of land for the proprietors to draw and se- 
cure their fish upon or whatever use they shall see cause to 
put it to, and the layers out within mentioned have reserved 
one acre of land in every lott where the inliabitants of this 
town have formerly made and burned brick for the use of pro- 
prietors to dig clay and to make and burn brick and shall be 
no wise hindered or molested in making and burning or cart 
ing their brick but shall at all times here after have free lib- 
erty to pass and repass to and from any and every of the said 
brick kills in any of the said lots that are laid out to do and 
jierlorm all things necessary to make secure and bin'n their 
said brick, but to cut no timber on any mans lot M'ithout lib- 
erty from )^e ovv^ner thereof, And we the said layers out did 
lay out 30 acres of land at Sagaponack near East Hampton 
line by Mr Whites parsonage land for a mendment to nine lots 
namely to No one we laid 2 acres and to ye lot No 5 w^e laid 4 
acres, to No 6 4 acres, to Lot No 7 4 acres, and to lot No 
S 4 acres, to No 9 4 acres to No 10 2 acres to No 11 'i acres 
and to No 12 3 acres, which said amendments are to lie to ye 
lots above said in ye south devis ion, and we proceded to laye 
out more amendments to mend ye south side lots that stood 
in need of mending, ye gore that lyes by Jeremiah fFosters land 
we laid out to ye lot No 39 and contains 3 acres, and ye try- 
angle homeward by Daniel Halseys land lyeth to No 38 and 
is about 8 acres, [it] lyes on ye east side of ye path leding to 
Isaac Jessup ; the wedge of land near David flithian lies to lot 
28 and is 26 acres -, ye triangle near David ffithians home 
lot lies to ye lot No 23 and is about 9 acres, and ye gore 
by the west ward of John To])pings new lot lyes to No 24 
and is about 9 acres, and there is another amendment of 
eight acres on ye north east side of ye lot No 51 on ye south 
side of Scuttle hole path at ye hay ground and lies to lot No 
25 and to No 26, and there is another amendment Of 6 



RECORDS : TOWX 01*^ SOUTIIAMPTOX. 87 

acres b}^ John Toppings lionie lot which lyes to ye lot No 27 
and S acres more by said Toppings lot lyes for a mendment to 
ye lot No 40, and there is another gore of land which lies be- 
tween Aaron Biirnets land and Aaron Burnet Jr and Samuel 
Halsey and Henry Burnets land and ye highway going to 
Isaac Jessups beginning at ye south west corner of Aaron 
Burnets home lot running north ward between ye said lands 
& aforesaid highway till it meets ye triangle by Daniel Hal- 
seys land lying or belonging to ye lot No 38 which said land 
is layd to 4 lots namely to ye lot No 27 and to ye lot No 37, 
and to ye lot No 41 and No 42 to be equally devided between 
ye said lots, No 51 lying at mill stone brook in j^e south di- 
vision hath an amendment layd to it on ye south west side of 
the lot 51 at hay ground on the south east side of Scuttle hole 
path and said amendment contains 10 acres of land and we 
laid out an open liighway of three poles wide from Henry 
Halseys bars down to ye path leading to Rugs mill unto ye 
Page 157.] north side for him to pass and repass, and a pass- 
ing road to Daniel Plalseys land (orchard land) for ye said 
Daniel Halsey to pass to and from his said orchard land along 
by Josiah Halseys fence, and there is 3 acres and ^ of land 
lying in David ffithians back lot which is laid for a mendment 
to ye lot No 29 in ye South devision and we ye layers out 
layd a passing road on ye south side of Jeremiah Halseys land 
near Silas Say res for Thomas Sanford to goe with his cart to 
and from his land which lyes on ye east side of said Jeremiah 
Halseys land, and we ye said layers out do ratify and confirm 
this within mentioned Devition and we have hereunto set our 
hands in Southampton ye Day and year within mentioned. 
There is two amendments carried to page 146 belonging to 
lot 21 & 22 

JOHN HOWELL 
JOHN MOREHOUSE 
ABRAHAM HALSEY 
This is a true copy from ye originall as witness 

JOHN HOWELL Town Clerk. 



S8 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



v/^; 



Page 157. Soutliamptoii iiovember the 29 1738 At a 
town meeting of the Proprietors in order to draw the lots in 
the above sd South and North Devisions, And the proprietors 
being legally warned by the Constable and generally met to- 
gether did unanimously agree to draw the above sd lots in 
manner following viz 

fifties fifties 



No 1 Edward Howell Jr 
Josiah Hand 
Josiali Pi* r.son 
John Norris 



No 2 Thomas Stephens ] } 



Thomas Cooper 



No 3 Peter Hildre 
James Hand 
James Hand Jr 
Elisha Orsbond 
Daniel Leek 
Nathan Fordham 
John flint 
Daniel SkeliidvS 



th 



I 
i 

1 

i 

i 



No 8 Theophilus Pierson 1 

. .„ Josiah Topping 1 

John Pierson 1 

No 9 Cap Stephen Toping 2 
Hezekiah Topping 1 



150 



150 



150 



No 10 Mr Elish Howell 3 150 



150 



No 11 ilenry Howell li 
Elias Cook i 

Daniel More ^ 



No 12 Zachariah Sanford 1 
Nathaniel Woodrulf 1 
Danifd Wick 1 



150 



150 



No 4 Cap Mathias Burnet 1 f 
Abram Pierson ^ 150 

Elnatlian White * 



No 5 ]\[r David Pierson U 
Job Pierson l-V 

No 6 Theophilus Howell I ^ 
John Morehouse 1^ 

No 7 Daniel Hedges and 
bro Jonathan Hedges 2 J J 
Edward Johnes ^ 

Joseph Orsburn ^ 

Daniel Orsborn i 



150 



No ]3 Benjamen Howell i 
Jonathan Cook ^ 

Joshua Howell & bro \ 
Ehphalet Clark & bro A 
David Cooper ^ 



150 



No 1 G Mr Elisha Howell 1 

150 Abram Howell ^ 

Joshua Hildreth f 

Henry Wick f 



150 



No U Capt Dan'l Sayre 3 150 



No 15 Thomas Sandford 3 150 



150 



KECORDS : TOWX OP SOUTHAMPTON. 



89 



fifties 
No 17 Jeremitih Ilalsey 
& Nathan Halsey & 
Elijah Halse3^2i 2-12 150 
Jonathan Smith 1-12 
Thomas ffoster -^ 

No IS Mr Isaac Jessnp 2 
Lelt Ezekiel Sandford 1 



No 27 Abi-am Halsey 
Henry Ludlam 
Samuel Halsey 
James White 
Ellis Cooiv 



fifties 
1 

i 



150 



No 19 Samuel Ludlum 2i 
Samuel Haines ^ 



f 150 



No 20 Benj Woodruff U 
Jeremiah Halsey deed 3-5 
Abram Halsey J -5 

Nathaniel Halsey ]-5 
Nathaniel Resco ^ 

No 21 Thomas Cooper 1^ 
John Mitchel IJ 

No 22 Jonathan Jagijer 2 
Theophilus Howell Jr 1 



150 



i unknown at present ^ 

No 2SWid. Hannah Hal- 
sey & son Daniel 1 

Wid Mary Howell & 
son Jonathan How- 
ell Sen 

Joseph Burnet 

Wid Meliitable Burnet 
and son, if other- 
wise then all to Jo- 
seph Burnet 



150 

No 29 Nathaniel Halsey 
-^^Q Benj amen foster 



heirs of Ri Halsey dec 1 



No 23 Jonah Rogers and ,^ ^^ , . , tt i 

son Jonah Rosrers 2* 150^ ^/P ^^"'''^^ ^''^^""y 



Abram Howell ^ 

No 24 David fithin f 

Henry Halsey ^^ 150 

John Topping 1 

No 25 Tliomas Halsey 1 

John Cook 1 150 

Dea James Haines 1 

No 26 James Cooper 1 
Jonah Bower & Abram 
Cooper 



John Sayre 

No 31 Aaron Burnet 
Silas Cook 
Elias Pelletreau 
Jonathan Smith 



1 
H 



No32CaptAbramHowel \ 
Daniel foster 1 

Samuel Howell 1 

David Howell ^ 



150 



: 150 



Thomas Lupton J 1-5 150No33CaptJecomiahScot2 
the heirs or assigns of Samuel Clark ^ 

Christopher Lupton David Rose Jun I 

deceased 4-6 John Davis i 



150 



150 



J50 



150 



150 



90 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTOX. 



fifties 



No 34 Mr Chatfield 
Justis Hugh Gelstoii 
Justis Will Jennings 
Samuel Jennings 
Nathaniel Howell 

No 35 Stephen Herrick 
Nathan Herrick 
James Herrick 
Nathan Hildreth 

No 36 Jeremiah Jagger 
Samuel Jagger 
Benjamen Jagger 
John Woolly 

No 37 Josiah Howell 
Richard Howell 
Joseph Howell 
Joseph Fordham 
Stephen foster 

No 3S Obadiah Rogers 
Henry Pierson 

No 39 Ri Wood deceased 
& John Clark de- 
ceased their heirs 
or assigns ] ^ 

the heirs of Abram 

Sayre deceased ^ 

Theophilus Willman 1-G 
the heirs of Joseph 

Tailor deceased 1-G 
the heirs of John Wil- 

man deceased 1-G 
John Reeves & Ri 

Wood deceased 1-10 

Abram Halsey 1-10 

Theophilus Wilman3-10 

heirs of John Hihlreth 

deceased J 



r 150 



No 40 Wid Martha Hal- 
sey with David Bur- 
150 net for his lilie time 
Ichabod Sayre 
Ephraim Hildreth 

No 41 Isaac Halsey Jr 
Stephen Keinpton 



[ifti( 



No 42 Ccipt Isaac Halsey 1 
Left Cliristopher foster 1 

Hezekiah Howell 1 

15(jNo 43 Ichabod Cooper 1^ 

Jeremiah Culver | 

Moses Culver ^ 

Hackaliah foster -^ 

Caleb Gilbert J 

loOXo 44 George Harris 1 

David Haines ^ 

John Haines ^i- 

Samuel Bishop ^^ 

150 John Bishop I 

No 45 Capt John Post 2 

John foster 1 



150 



150 



150 



150 



150 



150 



No 46 Cap Eplniin White 1 
Isaac Bower 1 150 

Joseph Hildreth ] 

No 47 John Howell ] i 
150 Thomas Jessup 1^ 150 

Thomas foster Jr ^ 

N^o 48 Jolin Reeves 1^ 
Jonah Howell & bro. 150 
Samuel Howell 1^ 

No 49 Deacon Samuel 

Johnes Sen 2 150 

Job Sayre 1 



KEC0RD3: TOWX OF sour[iA:\ri'TOx. 91 

fillies fifties 

No -50 Siimuel Cooper 2 , -,.No -51 Jonathan Raynor 3 150 
Job Wick 1 ^•^" 

The Lots by whicli bouth tlie South side aiul Xortli side 
Great Divisions were drawn are Recorded between the two 
Devisions. 

A true copy of tlie lots as tlie}^ are in the origenal. 

JOHN HOWELL 
JOHN MOREHOUSE 
ABRAM HALSEY 

Layers out. 
As test my hand JOHX HOWELL Clerk. 

[For notes on the two Divisions see appendix.] 

[Abstract.] Obadiah Johnes earmark hollow crop on right 
ear, nick under left, also anotlier mark, square crop on left ear 
slit in end of right, and half penny upper side of ejich ear. 
Jan 13 I74() 

Southampton Jan 19 17-17 James Sayre gives in his birth 
day to bee ye 3d of January 1719-:20 

Whereas Henry P. Dering Esq of Southampton in the 
County of Suftblk and State of New York had made applica- 
tion to us Gideon Halsey & Henry Corwith overseers of the 
poor of the said town of Southampton for the manumission of 
a male negro slave named Lewis The said overseers of the 
poor upon examination find the sd slave to be under the age 
of fifty years and appears to be of sufficient ability to provide 
for himself, we therefore agreeably to an act of the Legislature 
in such case made and provided* Grant this our Certificate to 

* This act referred to is an act entitled " An Act concerning slaves," passed 
Feb. 22, ITbS, in which it was provided that when the owner of any slave 
shall wish to maunniit him or her, they shall previous thereto procure from 
the Overseers of tHe Poor a certilicate certifying that said slave is xmder the 
age of fifty years, and of sufficient ability to provide for himself, and it shall 
be registered in the Clerk's otfice of the town. W. S. P. 



92 RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

to be registered in the office of the Clerk of the said town. 
Given under our hands this 12th day of December 1 SOS 

GIDEON HAL8EY 
HENRY COR WITH 
A true cop}' W:\i Hekrick Clei-k. 

Page 1G2. Southampton November 26 1738 the returns 
of the North Division, Whereas we the hiyers out namely 
John Howell John ]\[orehouse and Abram Halsey were order- 
ed by the trustees of said town to lay out all the undivided 
timber land between the Indian line and East Hampton 
bounds, into two Devisions at their discretion and we having 
laid out tlie South Great Division as may more largely appear 
b}' ye return of ye same. Wee did procede to lay out ye 
north division as followeth, We began at East Hampton 
Bounds and laid out the lot No 1 adjoining to that pole wide 
of land lying next to East Hampton Bounds and at ye south 
end adjoining to ye middle line, or highway which runs from 
East Hampton Bounds to Davises mill path against George 
Harris south west corner of* his land and ye said lot Runs 
northward to ye land wliich ye layers out laid out at or near 
ye harbor for ye proprietors to sell, Including all 5^0 timber 
that is on that pole wide of land adjoining to East Hampton 
l)ounds, and so all ye rest of ye lots Increasing west ward un- 
til they come to Davis mill patli or rode including all ye un- 
divided lands lying between ye middle line or highway and 
the north side. And all accustomed Rodes and paths formerly 
made use of within said tract of land are to lye as they [were] 
before passing Roads for each proprietor to pass and repass 
in unless otherwise ordered by ye town or trustees ; and ye 
said lots No 1 is 73 acres of land and is to be drawn with 
No 1 in ye South division, and the lot No 2 lies on the west 
side of No 1 and contains 74 acres and is to be drawn with 



KECORDS : Towx OF sourriA:\rPTON. 93 

No 2 in ye south division, ye lot No 3 lies on ye west side 
of No 2 contains 76 acres and is to be drawn with No 3 in ye 
south division, ye lot No 4 lies on ye west side of No 3 and 
contains 77 acres, and is to be drawn with No 4 in ye south 
division, and ye lot No 5 lyes west of said No 4 and contains 
7G acres to be drawn with No 6 m ye south division. 

[To [irevent needless rej^etition we will here state that each 
lot lies west of the previous number and is di-awn witii its 
corresponding number in South Division. w. s. p.] 

Lot No G is 79 acres, Lot No 7 is 72 acres, Lot No S is 72 
acres, Lot No 9 is 71 acres, Lot No 10 is 72 acres. Lot No 11 
is 72 acres, ye above said lots are marked with ye markin iron 
Lot No 12 is 71 acres, Lot No 13 is 69 acres, Lot No 14 is 69 
acres. Lot No 15 is 65 acres. Lot No 16 is 62 acres. Lot No 
17 is 62 acres. Lot No 18 is 68 acres. Lot 19 is 69 acres. Lot 
No 20 is 69 acres. Lot No 21 is 68 acres, Lot No 22 is 73 
Page 163] acres. Lot No 23 is 76 acres. Lot 24 is 76 acres. 
Lot 25 is 76 acres. Lot 26 is 75 acres, Lot 27 is 77 acres. 
Lot 28 is 77 acres. Lot 29 is 77 acres. Lot 30 is 75 acre?;, 
Lot 31 is 74 acres, Lot 32 is 7] acres. Lot 33 is 66 acres, 
Lot 34 is 66 acres. Lot 35 is 67 acres. Lot 36 is 67 acres. 
Lot 37 is 68 acres. Lot 38 is 78 acres. Lot 39 is 78 acres. 
Lot 40 is 77 acres. Lot 41 is 79 acres. Lot 42 is 76 acres. 
Lot 43 is 76 acres, and is to be drawn with Lot 51 in South 
division at Millstone brook. Lot 44 is 76 acres. Lot 45 is 75 
Page 164] acres. Lot -16 is 82 acres, Lot 47 is 83 acres. Lot 
48 is 79 acres. Lot 49 is 82 acres, Lot 50 is 95 acres, which 
lot buts up to ye road at Davis mill path, and is ye last lot in 
ye north side division, ye lot No 51 lies at ye hay ground near 
David Fitliians, ye south east side of Scuttle hole path, and 
contains 68 acres of land and is to be drawn to No 43 in ye 
South division. And ye layers out have concluded that there 
shall be an open road leding to ye north sea harbor, and all 



01 KECORDS : TOWN OI'' SOUTIIAJIPTOX. 

the roads leding to Sugg ILiibor shall be open loads of four 
poles wide and an open rode in that highway from the head 
of ye mill pond leding to Isaac Jessups, and that allso that 
ledes down to hog neck spring or beach, and another to Jonah 
Eogers farm, and another to Rugs stream, all wliich roads are 
to be open roads of four poles wide, and ye road leding from 
ye wading place at Towd to Sag Harbor shall be an open Rode 
of three poles wide, and all ye timber that shall grow upon all 
ye high ways aforesaid shall be and remain to ye owners of ye 
lots that shall run across ye said highways or by on each side 
of ye highways as if it grew upon theire own lots, and all ye 
timber that shall grow upon ye middle highway Between ye 
south and north Devision which is four poles wide shall be 
and remain to ye owners of said lots in ye nortli division and 
if any man or men shall not be able to cart their timber from 
their lots along ye middle higliway between ye two divisions 
by reason of mountains and hills, or ponds, he or they shall 
have liberty to go round ye said hills or mountains in one cer- 
taiu place in any of ye said lots where such mountains & hills 
xyiay happen to be, and shall be no tresspassers in so doing. 
And we the said layers out did lay out Rnggs neck in four 
Squadrons for amendmants to ye first fifteen lots in ye north 
devision, ye first squadron lyes next to Joshua Hildreths land 
marked with No ] and is 16 acres, then No 2 lyes west of No 
1 and is 20 acres. No 3 lyes west of No 2 and is 15 acres, and 
then No 4 lyes west of No 3 and is ten acres adjoing to Jonah 
Rogers land, and is devided on each lot as followeth, ye lot 
No I at East Hampton bounds in ye north division hath 3 
acres in ye above said neck, ye lot No 2 hath 3 acres, ye lot 
No 3 hath 2 acres, ye lot No 4 hath 7 acres, ye lot No 5 hath 
G acres, ye lot No 6 hath 5 acres, ye lot No 7 hath 3 acres, ye 
lot No S hath 3 acres, ye lot No hath 3 acres, ye lot No 10 
hath 3 acres, ye lot 11 hath 12 acres, ye lot 12 hath 4 acres, 
ye lot 1 3 hath 2 acres, ye lot No 1 4 hath 2 acres, ye lot No 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUrnA."\Il'TOX. 9o 

15 Imth 2 acres, And to ratify and confirm ye above said 
Division we ye said layers out have hereunto set our hands 
the day and year within mentioned. 

JOHN H(3WELL 
JOHN MOREHOUSE 
ABRAHAM HALSEY 
A ti-ue copy as test John Howell Gierke. 

[Note. — The middle line which separates the two Divisions 
crosses tlie Bridge-Hampton and Sag-Harbor turnpike at the 
north end of the premises of Dr. James W. Smith. Davis 
mill path is the road from Towd to Col. David R. Rose's house.] 



Page 165. Febuary the 24 1745 Isaac Howell gives in his 
earmark to be an even crop on the left ear and an el on the 
under side of the same ear and a slit in the end of the right 
ear, which mark he saith he bought of Daniel j\Iulford. 



The births of Abram Halseys children 

David Halsey was born October the sixth anno 1722 
Amy Halsey was born the August the 24 day anno 1724 
Jonathan Halsey was born May the first day anno 1 727 
Elias Halsey was born febuary the 3 day anno 1730 
Hannah Halsey was born January the seventh 1732 
Stepen Halsey was born April the 13 day 1733 



The Bii'ths of the Children of Obadiah Rogers. 

(1) Stephen was born May ye 6th Anno Dom 1722. 

(2) Mary was born November ye 30th 1723. 



9{) RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

(3) Mehetabel was born Jan ye 30tli 172-5. 

(4) James was born December ye 12th 1729. 
{■')) Melliscent was born June ye otli 1732. 
(G) Iviitli was born September ye Sth, 1734. 
(7) Mary was born September ye 27th 173G. 

(5) Pliebe was born February ye 1st 1738. 
(9) Zophaniah was born June ye 25th 1742. 



The names and Births of the children of Steplien Rogers 
md Phebe* his wife, who was married Feb 23, 1744. 
Their son (1) Obadiali was born February ye 10th a. d. 1 74-5 

(2) Abigail was born September ye 7th 174G 

(3) Gabriel was born March ye 25th 174S 

(4) Cornelius was, born November ye 14th 1750 t 

(5) Silas was born June ye Sth 1752 t 

(6) Hannah was born January ye 5th 1754 

(7) Mary was born October ye 22d 1755 

(&) Henry was born September ye 13th 1757 t 
(9) Matthew w^as born December ye ISth 1762 
(] 0) Phebe was born August ye 5th 1764 

(11) Stephen was born October ye 25th 1765 

(12) Mehetabel was born December ye 27th 17GS 



* Who died June lltli 1760. I was married again June 
30th' 1761 to Hannah Howell widow of Mathew Howell, and 
their son Matthew was born December ISth 1762, 10 o'clock 
at niuht. 



t Those marked with this mark died young. 



l.'ECOl.'DS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 97 

Vagi: ICG, Southampton May the 1 9th, 1 73S. An account 
of the laying out of the lower Division in Quaga purchase. 
We Isaac Halsey Jolui Howell and Stephen Heriick who were 
ordered by the trustees of said town to hire a surveyor, and 
to lay out the vndividcd lands in said town, therefore we to- 
gether with Nathaniel Dommony junior of Ea*<t hanipton do jfO^ 
proseed as followeth, First to lay out the vndivided lands in 
Quaganantuck Purchas and the first division was on the south 
side of said purchas in the necks that were vndivided, We 
began at Little Wononck and laid out an highway on the east 
side thereof from the head down the neck four poles wide ad- 
joining to the swamp on the east side of said neck vntill it 
comes to the lot of vpland lying at the bottom of said neck 
No 1, and tlie first lot of vpland lying at the bottom of said 
Little Wononck neck Running upward to a stake on the east 
side and another stake on tlie west side of said neck marked 
on the south side of each stake with No 1 and on the north 
side of said stakes with No 2, containing ]2 acres of land: 
And the second lot of vpland hes adjoining to the first lot run- 
ning still vpward vnto a stake on each side of tlie neck or vp 
land n;arked with No. 2 on the lower sides thereof, and on the 
north side of said stakes with No. 3, containing 13 acres of 
land ; And the 3d lot lies adjoining to the second lot running 
still vp the neck vnto a stake on each side thereof marked No. 
3 on the south side of each stake and on the north side with 
No. 4, containing 14 acres. The 4th lot lies adjoining to tlie 
3d lot Running northward up the said neck to a stake on each 
side of the vpland marked with No. 4 on the south sides there 
of and No. 5 on the north side of said stakes containing 14 
acres. The 5th Jot lies adjoining to the 4th lot running north 
ward vp the neck to a stake on each side of the neck or vp- 
land with No. 5 on the south side thereof and No G on ye 
north sides of said stakes containing 15 acres. The Gtli lot 
lies adjoining to the 5tli lot running northward vp the neck to 



OS KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTH a:\ii'Tox. 

a stake on each side of the neck or vpkxnd with No G on tlie 
south side thereof and No 7 on tlie north side of said stakes, 
tlie east stake standing above the branch, containing 20 acres. 
The 7th lot lies adjoining to ye 6th lot Running still north- 
ward vp said neck to a tree marked with No 7 on the west 
side of said neck, on the south side of said tree, which is ye 
north west corner of said lot, and so Piunning over eastward 
vnto a tree marked on the south side with No 7, a considera- 
ble wa}' above tlie head of tlie east branch of said neck, which 
is the north east corner of said lot and the last lot of vpland 
in Little Wonunck containing 31 acres of vpland. And then 
we proceed to lay out the meadow in said Little Wonuck 
neck which is as followeth, the first lot of meadow belonging 
to the first lot of vpland which is No 1 lies on each side of the 
said lot of vpland about | of an acre on the west side of said 
neck. Running from the bottom of said neck northward to a 
stake marked No 1 on the south side thereof, and No 2 on the 
north side of said stake, and the rest of the meadow belonging 
to No 1 lies on the East side of said neck Running from tlie 
bottom of said neck northward to a stake or tree by the vp- 
land marked No. ] on the south side and No 7 on the north 
side thereof and then Running eastward to the Creek of water 
that divides or lies between Great Wononk and Little Wo- 
nock to a stake standing by the said Creek marked No I on 
the South side thereof, and the north side with No 7, all con- 
taining 4 acres ^ of meadow, and all the rest of meadow lying- 
en the east side of said Little Wononk from No I Running 
northward up to the swamp which is 8 acres of meadow and 
is to be and remain to the lot No. 1 . And the 2iid lot of 
meadow belenging to the lot of vpland No 2 lies on tlie west 
side of said neck adjoining to No. 1, Running northward to a 
stake by the west side of the vpland marked on the south side 
with No 2, witii a witness thus C. on the -north side with No. 
8, then running westward to th(> creek or River which divides 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOU'l'IIA^IPTOX. 99 

Page 167.] or lies between Appoeock and the said Little Wo- 
nonk to a stake by the side of said creek marked on the 
South side with No 2, with the said witness on the 
north side witli No 3, including all ye Soutliwest point of 
said meadow containing 4 acres and a quarter of meadow. 
The tiiird lot of meadow belonging to the 3d lot of vpland 
lies adjoining to the second lot of meadow Running still north- 
ward up the said neck to a stake by the side of the vpland 
marked No 3 on the South side thereof with the said witness 
and No 4 on the north side, from thence running w^estward to 
a stake by the side of said Creek marked with No 3 on the 
south side thereof with thej above said witness, and No 4 on 
tiie north side, containing four acres and a half of meadov . 
The 4th lot of meadow belcnging to the 4th lot of vpland lies 
adjoining to the 3d lot of meadow still running northward up 
the neck to a stake standing by the side of the vpland marked 
with No 4 on the south side with the said witness, and on the 
north side with No. 5, running thence westward to- a stake by 
the side of the al)ove said Creek marked with No. 4 on the 
south side tliereof with the said witness, and No o on the north 
side containing 5 acres of meadow. The 5th lot of meadow 
belonging to the 5th lot of vpland lies adjoining to the 4tli 
lot of meadow Running northward up the said neck to a stake 
standing on the west side of the upland mai'ked with No 5 on 
the south side thereof with the said witness, and No on the 
north side of said stake, and Running from thence westward 
to a stake standing by the above said Creek, marked wilh No 
5, with the said witness on the south side thereof, and No 6 on 
the north side containing 6 acres of meadow. The sixth lot 
of meadow belonging to the sixth lot of upland lies adjoining 
to the fifth lot of meadow still running northward up said neck 
to a stake standing by the west side of the vpland marked 
with No G on the south side thereof vvitli tlie said witness, 
and No 7 on the north side of said stake. Running from thence 

LcrC. 



100 1?EC0KI)S: TOWN OF SOUTIIA:\irTOX. 

westward to a stake standing by ye said Creek marked with 
No G with the said witness on the south side thereof and No 
7 on the North side of said stake containing 8 acres of mead- 
ow. The 7th lot of meadow which belongs to the 7th lot of 
vpland lies part of it adjoining to No 6 Running northward up 
to the Northwest corner tree of the lot of vpland No 7, includ 
ing all the meadow irom said tree to the north side of the lot 
No G, containing 5 acres and ^ of meadow, and also 8 acres 
of meadow lying on the East side of Little Wononck adjoin- 
ing to the lot of meadow No 1, Running up northward to the 
swamp, is to lie to the lot of vpland No 7 and is divided 
from No 1 by two stakes one by tlie Creek tiie other by the 
vpland marked on the North side No 7. 

And then we laid out two lots in short neck or third neck 
which is as followeth, one on the west side of said neck con- 
taining 25 acres being No 8, and No 9 lies on the east side of 
s;iid neck adjoining to No 8 containing 26 acres, And then 
we proceeded to Rampasture in Poganquogue and laid out an 
highway from the head of the long cove down to Rampasture 
neck on the east side of said neck until it comes to the lower 
highway that runs across said neck wiiich said highways are 
four poles wide, and then we laid out an highway from the 
head of the long cove Running directly acros Poganquogue neck 
to the second lot on the east side of said neck No 2G, which 
highway is to be six poles wide, and then we laid out an high- 
way near the middle of said neck to the eastward of the Good 
ground running from Quaganantuck road down the said neck 
unto the aforesaid highway tliat runs across the said neck 
Page IGS.] which is to be six poles wide, and then we laid 
out seven lots in the bottom of the Rampasture neck butting 
up to the high\\ ay running across the said neck, and the Lot 
No 10 lies on the west side adjoining to the water, six poles 
and a half wide at the north end and 12 poles at the south 
end containing 14 acres together with an amendment No JO 



IJECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 101 

which is the second lot above the lower liighway lying on tlie 
west side of said neck butting to the middle highway contain- 
ing 71 acn^Sjtlie west end of said lot bounded by the water, 
x\nd lot No 11 lies adjoining to No 10 and is 14 poles wide 
at the north end and 21 poles at the south end and it contains 
] 5 aci-es, together with an amendment No 1 1 which is the 
third lot above the lower highway on the west side of said 
neck butting to ye middle highway Running westward to Ti- 
annah water, containing 71 acres. And the lot No 12 lies 
adjoining to No 1 1 and is 10 poles wide at the north end and 
2S poles at the soutli end contains 10 acres, together with an 
amendment which lies to the 4th lot No 12 above the lower 
highway on the west side of said neck butting to the middle 
highway running westward to Tiannah water, containing 69 
acres. And tlie lot No 13 lies adjoining to the lot No 12 and 
is 10 poles wide at the north end and 28 at the south end con- 
taining 16 acres, together with an amendment No 13 lies 
adjoining to the amendment No 12 on the west side of said 
neck butting to the middle highway running westward down 
to Tiaimah water containing 77 acres. And the lot No 14 
lies adjoining to lot No 13 and is 8 [)oles wide at the north 
end, and 32 poles at the south end containing 16 acres and ^, 
together with an amendment No 14 lies adjoining to the 
amendment No 13 on the west side of said neck butting to 
the middle highway, Running westward down to Tiannah 
water containing 77 acres. And the lot No 15 lies adjoining 
to No 14 and is 17 poles wide at the north end from the 
banks, and 29 poles at the south end containing 17 acres, to- 
gether with an amendment No 15, and lies adjoining to the 
amendment No 14 on the west side of said neck butting to the 
middle highway, Running westward down to Tiannah water, 
lying or adjoining to the highway leading to Quogue contain- 
ing 81 acres. And the lot No 16 which is the last lot in the 
botton of ye Rampasture lying on the east side thereof and 



102 KECORDS: TOWN OF SOrTIIAMPTOX. 

doth not come up to the highway and lies adjoiuiug to the hjt 
No 15 and must have a passing highway through the said lot 
No 15 at all times without any molestation, the said easter- 
most lot being 23 poles wide at the North end and 47 at the 
south end with an amendment No Ki lying on tiie east side of 
Poganquogue, the third amendment or lot from the Canoe 
place gate containing 53 acres. And the Lot No 17 lying in 
the Iiampasture neck the upper i)art tiiereof from the lower 
highway up to the head of the long cove adjoining on the 
west to the water and east by the highway Runing down the 
said Rampasture neck containing 90 acres, together with an 
amendment to the said lot which is No 17 butting to the mid- 
dle higluvay at the east end running westward on the north 
side of the cross higliway and the afoiesaid lot to Tiannah 
water, containing 70 acres, and it is ordered and concluded 
vpon by us the layers out of said purchas that whosoever shall 
draw said lot No. 17 shall have liberty to hang a swinging 
gate upon the highway at the head of the long cove on their 
own cost and charge for to pass and repass vp and down the 
said Rampasture neck along the liighway, and then th.ey may 
Page 1G9.] inclose theii- land from the liead of sai<l cove over 
to Tiannali water otherwise to fence their land along by tlie 
liighway. 

And tiien we laid out 6 lots in the bottom or lower part of 
Pine neck Running along the south side of the long pond 
from the east side of the neck over to the west side thereof to 
a cove or litth? Creek putting up into the land, the Lot No IS 
lies on the east side of said neek adjoining to the water 4S 
poles wide at the Noith end adjoining to the said pond and 3 > 
])oles at the south end containing 30 acres. And the Lot No 
19 lies adjoining to the lot No IS on the west side thereof and 
is at the north end 40 poles along by the pond and so to the 
earner, and the south end 33 poles contaiinng 40 acres allow- 
ing a passing highway for the lot No IS along by the south 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. 10:3 

side of said pond. And the lot No 20 lies ailjoiiiiiig to lot No 
19 and is 47 poles wide at the North end and 35 poles at the 
south end containing 49 acres. And the lot No 21 lies adjoin 
ing to lot No 20 and is at the north end 4S poles wide and i, 
and the soutli end 3S poles containing 55 acres. And the lot 
No 22 lies adjoining to the lot No 21 and is 56 poles wide at 
the north end and at the south end is 56 poles containing 64 
acres. And the lot No 23 lies adjoining to the lot No 22 and 
is an hundred and two poles at the north end and at the soutli 
end 66 poles containing 76 acres, and aU the rest of the land 
in Pine neck from Quaganantuck road down to the lotted 
lands to be for amendments to the six lots in said neck. And 
the Lot No 24 is the island lying at Red Creek adjoining to 
the common meadow and the bay or sound and so eastward 
to the Gut at the pond an] an amendment of meadow of 5 
acres adjoining to the said Island or near the same. 

And then we laid out 14 lots in tlie bottom of Poganquogue 
neck lying on ye south side of ye cross highway, witii the 
amendments belonging to them, and we began on the east side 
of stiid neck and laid out lot No 25 adjoining to the water or 
l);ty butting at the north end to the cross highway and the 
soutli end to the water or beach and containing 37 acres, to- 
gether with an amendment lying on the northward side of the 
i-ross highway butting at the west end up to the middle road 
or highway leading to the Good Ground, and at the East end 
to the water marked No •25, containing 55 acres of land. And 
the lot No 26 lies on the west side of No 25 butting at the 
north end to the cross highway and the south end down to 
the water and contains 34 aci es, together with an amendment 
No 26 lyhig on the north side of No 25 butting at the west 
end to the middle highway, and at the East end to the water 
and contains 55 acres. And the lot No 27 lies on the west 
side of No 26 and is 33 acres together witli an amendment 
No 27 l\'iug on the north side of No 26 and coiita'ns 55 acres. 



104 IJECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

and the lot No 28 lies on the west side of No 27 still iucreas- 
i.ig- westward auJ is 83 acres together with an amendment No 
28 lying on the north side of No 27 bounded at each 
end as the amendments No 25 and 20 are containing 5o 
acres. And ye lot No 29 lies on the west side of No 
2S and is 40 acres including paii of the pond, together 
with an amendment No 29 lying between No 33 and 32, con- 
taining 00 acres. And the lot No 30 lies on the west side of 
No 29 and is 31 acres together with an amendment N) 30 ly- 
ing on the north side of No 28 and is 54 acres. And the lot 
No 31 lies on the west side ot the lot No 30 and is 31 acres, 
together with an amendment No 31 lying on the north side of 
No 30 and is 55 acres. And the lot No 32 lies on the west 
side of No 31 contains 33 acres together with an amendment 
No 32 and lies on the north side of No 31 and contains 00 
Page 170.] acres. Tiie lot No 33 lies on the west side of 32 
and is 32 acres, together with an amendment No 33 lying on 
tiie north side of No 29 and contains 54 acres. And the lot 
No 34 lies on the west side of No 33 and is 32 acres, together 
with an amendment 34 lying on the north side of No 33 and 
is 53 acres. And ye lot No 35 lies on the west side of No 34 
and is 33 acres with an amendment 35 lying on the north side 
of No 31 and is 53 acres. And the lot No 30 lies on thewt'st 
side of No 35 and is 50 acres with an amendment No 30 lying 
on the north side of No 35 and is 54 acres. And the Lot No 
37 lies on tlie west side of No 30 and is 70 acres with an 
amendment No 37 lying on the nortli side of No 30 and is 54 
acres. And the lot No 38 lies on tlie west side of No 37 and 
is 105 acres adjoining all along to the long cove that parts the 
Ram pasture and said lot butting at the north end to the cross 
highway and at the south end to the water with an amend- 
ment No 38 lying on the Noilh side of No 10 containing 49 
acres. The lot No 39 li(;s from the canoe place to the middle 
line or highway at tlie Good Groimd all along the southward 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 105 

tide of the Roade leading to Quagaiiantuck and is on the 
Northward side of the amendment No 3S containing IIS acres 
And we laid to the G lots in Pine neck 24 acres of meadow 
in the common meadow at Red Crick, No 1 & 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 
and tlie amendment No 1 is to lye to the lot No IS on the 
East side of said Pine neck, and so all the rest of said amend- 
ments are to ly to the said five lots successively in said neck, 
and the island on the east side of Ketchaponack is to lye to 
tiie 2 lots in Short neck one third part to lot No 8 on the west 
side of said neck and the two thirds to the lot lying on the 
east side of said neck, and we laid for an amendment to the 
upper lot in Little Wononk which is No 7 4 acres of meadow 
and we laid 2 acres more to the lot lying on the west side of 
Pine neck No 23, and about 2 acres more for an amendment 
to the island at Red Creek common meadows No 24, the Isl- 
and lot is bounded East by tlie gut and west by the other gut 
taking in all the beach above high water mark. 

And it is concluded upon by the said layers out that if the 
lots in all the divisions in said purchase be not divided by the 
owners within six months after the date hereof tlien they shall 
be divided by the trustees or their order at the request of any 
one owner of the lots in any of the Quaga divisions, and we 
the said layers out have hereunto set our hands the day and 
year above written. 

JOHN HOWELL 
STEPHEN HERRICK 
NATHANIEL DOMINY Jr 
ABRAM HALSEY 

Layers out. 
A true copy from the originall atest my hand 

JOHN HOWELL Clarke. 



106 records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract.] Jackson Scotts ear mark 2 halfpennies on up- 
per si«.le of left ear, which was formerly his fathers, also his 
tire brand J. S. Jan 22 1752. 

Daniel More earmark slope under left ear, luilf penny on 
same, slope over right. Jan 22 1752. 

Daniel Moor Jr ear mark slope under riglit ear, half penny 
upon same, slope on left ear, half penny under same. Jan 
22 1752. 

Page 171. Southampton 1738. The Proprietors of said 
town being legally warned by the Constable to meet together 
in order to draw their lots or rights in the lower Division in 
Qnaganantuck Purchase, and the Proprietors being generally 
^? convened together at the meeting liouse on the above said day 
unanimously agree to draw their lots in the following way viz 

Fifties 
No 1 Christopher Foster, ] 

John Sayre 1 I) (150) 

Samuel Howell 1 

No 2 John Pierson 1 ^ 

Thomas Jessnp ^- (150) 

Joseph Hildreth 1 -| 

No 3 Thomas Foster 1 

Heirs of Maj. John PIo well J (150) 

Benjamen Foster J 

No 4 Samuel Jones 2 /. -p» 

Josiah Halsey 1 ^^^^^ 

No 5 Jonatlian Raynor 3 (150) 

(150) 



No 6 Isaac Jessup 2 sisters 2 

and 1 by his brother Henry 1 

No 7 Richard Howell 1 

Isaac Bower 1 J 

Abrani Cooper ^ 

Nathan Hildreth i 



(150 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 107 



(150) 
(J 50) 



Xo S Icliabod Cooper 

Thomas Cooper at town 

No 9 Daniel Hedges and brother 
Henry Pierson 

No 10 Capt Theophikis Howell 3 (150) 

No 1 1 Tliomas Stephens 

The heirs of Gersham Culver 1 (150) 

Jeremiah Culver 

No 12 Capt Isaac Halsey 3 (150) 

No 13 Capt Ephraim White ^ v. (\ro) 

Hezekiah Topping i f> \ ' ) 

No 14 Capt Abraham Howell 

Abram Howell Jr ^^ a /irrv\ 

Joseph Burnet ^ ^ ^^^ 

Jonatlian Cook 
No 15 Widow Martha Halsey 3 (150) 

No 10 Lieut Hezekiah Howell 

Daniel Foster 
No 17 Ichabod Cooper 

Thomas Coo[)er Jr 

Heniy Howell 

Mr Elisha Howell 

Thomas San ford 

Tliomas Lupton 
No IS Widow Martha Halsey 

Stephen Burnet ^ (150) 

Nathaniel Halsey 

No 19 Isaac Halsey Jun 

James White & assigns 
No 20 John Reeves & ]\Iathew Wood 

Nathaniel Halsey 

Abram Halsey 

heirs of Isaac Wilman deceased 8-10 (150) 

Capt Isaac Hals«!V 

]Mr Elisha Howell 

Jonathan Smith 7-12 





fifties 
1 




2 




1 ^ 




3 i 




3 




1 i 




1 




i- 




3 




2 




1 




1 i 




i 




k 




i 




3 




2 




1 




1-5 




1-10 




1 * 




1-5 




i 




i 




2 




^ 




^ 




2 




1 





1-10 





1-10 





2-10 





8-10 





3-10 





11-12 



(150) 



(150) 



(150) 



I OS records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 





fifties 


No 21 Capt Jolin Post 


3 


No 22 Benjamen Woodruff 


1 i 


Jonathan Jagger 


1 i 


No 23 John Foster 


1 4 


Jeckoniiah Scott Jr 


i 


Heirs of John Hildreth 


i 


Samuel Bishop 


^ 


John Bishop 


i 


No 24 Nathan Wood and brother 


i 


John Reeves 


^ 


Epln-aim Hildreth 


i 


Capt Daniel Sayre 


f 


Heirs of Stephen Howell 


i 


Theophilus Pierson 


i 


Elias Pelletreau 


* 


No 25 Mr Elisha Howell 


3 


No 26 Samuel Howell Jr 


1 


Capt Stephen Topping 


1 


Silas Cook 


^ 


Heirs of Richard Halsey 


1 


Elias Pelletreau 


i 


No 27 Capt Mathias Burnet 


1 ^ 


John Mitchell 


1 i 


No 28 Justice John Howell 


3 


No 29 Abram Halsey 


2 * 


Peter Hildreth 


J 


No 80 Justice Josiah Howell 


3 


No 31 Samuel Ludlam 


2 i 


Heirs of John Wick 


f 


No 32 Stephen Herrick 


f 


Aaron Burnet Jr 


'i 


James Herrick 


f 


John Cook 


1 


No 33 Jonah Rogers & sons 


2 


Elias Cook 


1 



(150) 
(150) 

(150) 



(150) 

(150) 
^ (150) 

(150) 
(150) 
(150) 
(150) 
(150) 

(150) 

(150) 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 109 

fifties 

(150) 

(150) 
(150) 

(150) 



No 34 Obadiali Rogers 




2 


Mr Job Siiyi-e 




1 


No 35 David Piersoii 




1 


John Morehouse 




1 


Josiali Piersou 




i 


Eliiathan White 




i 


No 36 Ezekiel Sanford 




S 


Thomas Sanford 




1 § 


Zechariah Sanford 




'i 


No 37 Henry Halsey & Daniel Hals( 


T 


1 


Assigns of Nathan Fordham 




J 


Josiah Howell David Fithian 


& Elisha 




Osborn 




i 


Job Pierson 




f 


James Hand Jr 




i 


No 3S Jeremiah Jagger 




1 


Samuel Jagger 




1 


Benjamen Jagger 




i 


Nathaniel Howell 




i 


No 39 Nathan Herrick 




1 


Heirs of Pellatiah [Fordham] 


deceased 


* 


Jonatlian Howell 




f 


John Norris 




i 


Benjamen Howell 




f 


Stephen Foster 




i 



(150) 



(150) 



A true copy JOHN HOWELL Clarke. 



(Abstract of eqr mark.) Hugh Raynor records mark Feb 
19 1752. Crop on left ear, 2 half pennies on the upper side 
of Right. 

Page 174. [Abstract.] We the trustees of Southampton 
sell to John Parker and his heirs and assigns forever one 50 
right of comonage from Red Crick and to run to our west 
bounds quagga purchase excepted, and the said John Parker 



110 EECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

is to have all tlie upland northward of the road from Dii'ty 
creek ye first creek eastward from his house and to extend 
Westward to the going over the Eiver by his dwelling house, 
for and consideration whereof I the said John Parker grant 
and confirm to the said trustees all my riglit to ye seder swamp 
at Ocabog lying between the two rivers, with the privilidge 
of highwa)'s for carting ye seder to ye Great River, or else 
where, and also resign unto the town a like quantity of land 
as is lying & between ye first creek eastward of Parkers house 
and northward of the road, of that land between tlie two riv- 
ers on ye west part, and also to full all ye towns cloth brought 
to him for two pence a yard as it goeth into ye mill, for one 
year and a half, after that to full tenter and press as it comes 
out of the mill for four pence per yard, and to carry it from 
town and bring it to town to a house he shall appoint for nine 
l^ence each piece lett ye piece be great or small. John Par- 
kers 50 runs through the cedar swamy, and he is firmly bound 
to defend ye town from Simon Romsy deceased, and any in 
his riglit forever. Jan 4 172G. 

[John Parker's house stood on the south side of Little Riv- 
er. iSee 2d volume Town Records, page 221, thither end.] 

Page 175. [The first part of this page is occupied with a 
copy of the granr, of John Ogden to 'the town, of his claim to 
land in west part of town ; this is piinted from the original in 
Vol. 1, Town Records, jiage 1G3, and is therefore omitted here. 

The deposition of Mr Thomas James taken at East-Hamp- 
ton this ISth day of October 1667 Testifyeth Being earnestly 
desired of them of Southampton to be some means In their 
Behalf to procure the testimony or affirmation of the Meanta- 
ket Indians consarning ye bounds of Shinecock Indians ac- 
cordingly Paquattoun counsellor being there at ye present att 
East Hampton I enquired of him whether he knew any thing 
consarning the aforesaid bounds & he told me he did as being 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTirA?,IPTOX. 1 1 1 

often Imployed by ye Sachems in their matter and withal told 
me yt ye bounds of Shinecock sence ye conquest of tliose In- 
dians which formerly many years sence lived at Akcobogue 
did Reach to a River whare thay use to catch ye fish Wee 
connnonly call alewives, ye name of ye River he said is Pehick 
& Withall told me yt there was two old women att Muntalkut 
who formerly Ware of ye Akkobauk Indians who could give 
fni'ther Infoi'mation concerning ye matter, so I j\Iade a Jorney 
with Mr Richard Howell & Mr John Langhton to Montaukut 
and wee mett ye aforesaid Women who aflirmed they formerly 
ware of ye Akkabauk Indians, and yt they New ye bounds of 
severall plantations in these parts, one of them an ancient wo- 
man called by the Indians Akkabauk Home squaw, to which 
ye other allso assented Wampquains Sqnaw a middle aged 
Woman, & they Joyntly declared as folio weth yt formerly many 
years sence yr was a' small plantation at Akabouk & yt those 
Indians being few ware driven off their land, being conqured 
by other Indians & j^t in those times ye bounds of these Ak- 
kobouk Indians came eastward of ye River pehickkonuk 
to a creek which she named & they gathered flags for mats 
within yt tract of land, but sence those Indians ware conquer- 
ed who lived at akcabouk ye Shinecock bounds went to their 
River pehickconuk where the Indians catched alewives, & ye 
Shinecock Indians had ye drowned deare as their own this 
side ye sd River, and one Bear som yeares sence, and ye old 
squaw said by the tocken shee eat som of it, pointing to her 
teeth, & that the skin & flesh was brought to Shinecock as ac- 
knowledgeing yr Right to it, to a squaw tlien liveing there 
who was ye old montaukit Sachems sister & first wife to ack- 
konmi. This to ye best of my underfstandjing. 
This taken upon oath before me 

JOHN MULFORD. 
A true copy l^y me John Howell Clark. 

By Order of Trustees. 



1 1 2 RECor.DS : town of soutiiamptox. 

[The above is one of tlie papers connected with the contro- 
versy witlj Southold about Ackabogiie meadows. For rest of 
the papers concerning this controversy see VoL I, Town Rec- 
ords, page 1 oG et seq. w. s. p.] 

Page 176. Silvanus Topping enters ear mark, crop on top 
of Right ear & liole in same, slope under left April 7 1747 

April ye 7 day 1747. att a Town Meeting of the freehold- 
ers of Southamj)ton acording to the tenm'e of our Partant to 
Elect & chuse Town officers for this yeare Insuing ye said 
freeholders do proseed to their choyce as followeth, Justice 
Cooper being present & Justice Gcllston & Justice Pierson 
also, John Howell chosen Clerk for ye yeare Insuing, Justice 
Josiah Howell chosen Superviser James Herrick chosen cons- 
table Nathaniel Jessup chosen constable Thomas Cooper 
miner chosen Superviser of Intestate estates & allso Capt 
Theophilus Hovv'ell, John Howell chosen assessor Abram 
Ilalsey also chosen assessor, Zachary Rose chosen collec- 
tor, Nehemiah Sayre chosen trustee Thomas Cooj^er min- 
er Capt Obadiali Rogers Doctor Mackey Aaron Burnet Jr 
Arthur Howell Josiah Pierson David Haines Abram Hal- 
sey Daniel Hedges Nathan Halsey Nathan Herrick Trus- 
tees for ye yeare Insuing, Abram Plalsey & John Sayre chosen 
overseers of ye poore for the year Insuing, Abram Halsey 
Stephen Herrick & Josiah Pierson chosen commissioners for 
the yeare Insuing, and it is ordered & apinted by major vote 
of ye town yt Cajit Scott shall have ye fish pond at Toude In 
care upon the same terms and according to ye last agreement 
he made with ye town for the term of five years, and whereas 
in ye former agreement he had a considerable number of fish 
given him to help make his new seane which is to be excepted 
in this agreement, It is also ordered and appointed by major 
vote of said town yt Lemuel Howell of sd town shall have the 
stream at ye head of Sag pond for the terme of twelve years 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. I 1 3 

upon condition he pay to the town ten shillings yearly and 
every year of ye above said term and is also to make and 
maintain a suteable and a passable Rode at ye middle dam 
both for horse and man, and he ye said Lemuel doth oblige 
himself to full Tenter & press the towns cloth according to ye 
agreement formerly made With John Parker Which is four 
pence per yard as it comes out of the mill, & to full ye towns 
cloth before other towns, & full press and tenter womens ware 
for three pence per yard, this passed a clear vote, it is also or- 
dered by major vote of said town that John Foster Jr shall 
have liberty to set up a tan house by the pond side by John 
Ho wells water fence, and ic is also ordered & a2:)inted by 
major vote of said town yt Joshua Hobart shall set up a saw 
mill on Jumping creek provided he doth agree with ye trustes 

ABEAM COOPER Justice. 
A true cop3^ by me John Howell Clei-k. 



k^outliampton December ye G 17i5 Whereas we Christo- 
pher foster Isaac Halsey Jedediah Howell & Henry Harris 
naving a lot of land in the Grate South Division lying in part- 
nership between us, ye lot is No 42 in said devision, but seing 
the Inconveniency of Improving our land together we agree 
to divide sd lot according to our Respective Rights in sd lot, 
viz Wee laid it out into 6 lots and coupled them together two 
and two to be drawn at one draft, we began at the south end 
With No 1 Increasing N to No 3 and then Northward and ad- 
joining to No 3 we began with No 3 again Increasing North- 
ward to No 1, and we cou[)led them together then No 1 with 
No 1 No 2 with No 2 & No 3 with No 3, and having so laid 
them out and coupled them together as abovesaid we proseed 
to draw them, & No 1 with his match No 1 fell to Capt Hal- 
sey drawn by ye hand of his Grand son James Halsey, but by 
agreement No 1 is at ye north end or the north lot No 1 is to 



1 1 4 RECOEDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

be and Remain to Henry Harris of his part of sd lot, being 
lialf a fifty Riglit, and Xo 2 to be & Remaine to Isaac Halsey 
by vertue of the above said agreement, tlioiigh drawn by 
Christopher foster by the hand of Joseph foster this No 2 is 
one of the North lots and is joyning to Harris & No 2 is Chris- 
tophers as abovesaid, & No 3 and No 3 both joining together 
fell to Jedediah Howell, ye above said devision wee made by 
my assistance and the lots drawn in my presence. 

ABRAM HALSEY 
Witness mv hand } CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 

Theophilus Howell. ) ISAAC HALSEY 

JEDEDIAH HOWELL 
A true copy by me John Howell Clerk. 

Page 177. [Abstract.] Josluia Howell sells to Deacon 
Josiah Topping ^ 50 comonage east of Canoe place Mux 14 
1742. 

Witnes Ammy Flint Willia:\i Dixon. 

Page 178. [Abstract.] Josiah Stanborough sells to Josiah 
Topping ^ 50 comonage throughout the town ex(;epting tlui 
quaga purchase, and the twelve acres at Sag Harbor, price 1£ 
May 28 1740. 

[Abstract.] Josiah Stanborough sells to Josiah Topping ^ 
50 comonage east ol" Canoe place, price 3^^ April 24 1712 

Page 179. [Abstract.] Josiali Stanborougli sells to Josiali 
Topping ^ 50 cuuionaije east of Canoe place, 2=£ Gs Mav 15 
1742. 

Page ISO. [Abstract.] Christopher ffoster gives and grants 
to his cousin Joseph ffoster all my now dwelling house and 
barn and home lot,* also my close at Wickapogue, also my 

* This is now the home lot of Isaac P. Foster. In 1708 Joseph Foster gives 
to his sou Daniel one-half of his home lot, bounded W. by Main sti'eet, N. by 
land of John Howell, S. by his son Christopher Foster, E. by land of Joseph 
Fordham, (yellow book of deeds, p. H7.) In 170:5 Joseph Foster gives to his 
son Christopher one-half of his home lot, about acres on the south side of 
said lot, bounded S. by Richard Howell's home lot, W. by Main street, E. by 
laud of Jo.sei)h Fordham, p. a.');). W. R. P. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 115 

two lots of meadow on the beach, also my Coopers neck 
meadow, and my meadow at Halseys neck, and also give him 
all my lands not given away in my will to others, also my 
Carpenters and farming tools, March 13 1746. 

I the within named Christopher Foster do dehver to the 
within named Jose2:>h Foster possession and seizen of ye with- 
in mentioned premises by the delivery unto him at the enseal- 
ing hereof one turf and twigg a part of ye premises in Lue of 
the whole. 

In presence of JOHN MACKIE 

JOSEPH HOWELL 



[Abstract.] John Tarbill of East Hampton son of Wm 
Tarbill of Southampton, sells to Jonah Tarbill of Southamp- 
ton 2 pieces of land at Meacox, one bounded S by highway 
W by Samuel Ludlam, N partly by a swamp partly by Jere- 
miah Halsey, E by Jeremiah Halsey, second piece bounded 
W & N by highway, E by highway and Benj Howell partly 
by water, S by Elisha Howell, March 20 1743. 

Wit Thomas Sandford Thomas Sandfokd Jr 

Page ISl. [Abstract.] Tliomas Scotts ear mark, crop on 
right ear lialf penny under it, two halfpennies over left. 

Jackson Scotts ear mark, crop on right ear, two half pen- 
nies upper side of left, and halfpenny under same. 

Charles Howells ear mark, crop and slit on end of right ear 
slope under left, halfpenny over left. June 10 1747. 

Page 1S2. [Abstract.] Hezekiah Topping sells to John 
Pierson 3 acres of land at Sagg bounded S & W by John Pier- 
son X by highway E by Hezekiah Topping, price 30.£ De- 
cember 12 174G 

AVit Tno TopRixG Job Pierson 



1 1 G EECOEDS : TOWN OF SOUTnA:MPTOX. 

[Abstract.J Katliaiiiel Riisco, weaver, sells to John Pier- 
son, blacksmitli, 14 acres, bounded S by Elihu Howell W by 
pond and part by Ammy Flint North by highway or street, 
price 105<£ Oct 22 1742 

Wit William Piersox Abram Pier^ox 

Page 1S3. In the yeare 1747 ye month June a devision of 
land Made Between Josiah Howell & Wilham Jolmes, by John 
fFoster John Post and Kathan Herrick, Lyiug at Ogdens neck 
there being a former devision of the upland but not of the 
meadow wee now agree to Run a straight line from the .cor- 
ner between us at the street to a ditch about the going over 
to a stake of which fence att ye South end Johnes shall do & 
maintaiue 122 rods and the said Howell shall make and main- 
tain 52 Rods att the Xorth end, furthermore each one shall 
defend himself from the beach. 

JOSIAH HOWELL 
WILLIAM JOHXES 
A true copy b}^ me Joiix Howell Clerk. 

These may enforme yt I have given my son WilHam Jolmes 
full power to act & doe as to the land and fence at Ogdens 
Xeck with Brother Howell as it I myself was there. July ye 
1th dav 1747 

SAMUEL JOHXES 



[Abstract.] Thomas Scotts ear mark lialf penny each side 
of eacii ear, and a crop on Right, also happany each side of 
eacli ear and croji on left, also two half pennies upper side of 
left ear, half penny under same, a crop on right ear half pen- 
ny each side of same, also his lire brand T Dec J S 1 74S 

Jonah Bower ear mark crop and slit on left ear slit in end 
of ridit. Feb 14 1749. 



KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 117 

Page 1S4. Soiitliampton, 173S. And after we Isaac Hall- 
sey, Jolin Xlowell, Stephen Herrick and Nathaniel Domony 
JLinier layers out had finished the south Division in Quaganan- 
tuck Purchase ; we prosed to lay out the north Division in 
quaganantuck Purclias as followeth, first we laid out an high- 
way across each neck as followetli (vis) a passing Highway of 
four pole wide across great wonnonch neck to potunk, nortli- 
ward of Isaac Halseys House, then an highway across potunk 
adjoining to the fences as they now stand, of five poles wide 
and so to continue to the corner of Jonathan Rayners orchard 
by his House in Ketchaboneck neck, and then an highway of 
six pole wide adjoining to the fence, Running from sd orchard 
to the creek, called assajiatuck, and then an highway of four 
pole wide across each neck adjoining to the fence or laid out 
land to the east side of assoops neck, then an highway of eight 
pole wide from thence to Quggalune, and then an highway 
just at tlie going over of the crick or head of the swamp and 
of twenty pole wide and to narrow to twelve pole in going 
fifty pole East, then to continue twelve pole wide to tlie creek 
called ogdins crick, & over as far as Katlian Herricks barn, and 
to draw in gradually to six pole in going about fifty pole east, 
and then to continue six pole wide to the crick between second 
and third neck, all wliich highways are to be passing Roads, 
That is to say open roads without any incumbrance and adjoin- 
ing to the Laid out land and fences at the fronts excepting 
Great nonoKok and all other of said necks that have taken in 
any of the Proprietours lands. And then an Highway of four 
pole wide as the path Runs across third neck ; and then an 
highway where the path now is across fourth neck of three 
poles wide, and over to Wesuck, and an highway of four pole 
wide on the west side of a gore of Comon land that lies on tlie 
west side of Ogdens Xeck, from the highway at Ogdeiis Neck 
fence to the head of the crick, & all other former Roads and 
Paths to ly as tiiey now are for hiiihwavs until otherwise or- 



lis RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAMrTOX. 

dered by the comitioners or trustees of said town, tliat is to 
say all the Highways or Roads tliat are in the nper Division 
of said Purchase. And then we proceded to lay out thirty 
nine lots as follows, Which are all bounded nortlierly by the 
Road from achabusuck wesuk to bever dam at the Loer going 
over, and Southwardly are all bounded by the above men- 
sioned highways as may appear by the corner stakes of said 
lots, Eastwardly and Westwardly they are bounded as follow- 
eth one by another, then we laid out a blank lot containing 
about a hundred acres, Bounded westwardly by the bever 
dam. Southwardly by the seventh lot in the Loer Division, 
Eastwardly by the first lot in the uper Division, Northwardly 
by the path going over bever dam ; the lot No 1 in the uper 
division in quaqanantuck Purchase contains 2'2 acres bounded 
westwardly by ye Blank Lot and part by the seventh Lot in 
the Loer Division and part by the crick. Southwardly by an 
highway, Eastwardly by the second lot, and Nortliwardly by 
the path that goes to bever dam, the Lot No 2 is 22 a, bounded 
W by the first lot, E by the third lot. No 3 is 22 a, bounded 
W by 2d lot, E by the 4th lot. No 4 is 22 a, boundrd W by 
3d lot, E by the 5th ; No 5 is 22 a, bounded W by 4th lot, 
E by the 6th ; No G is 22 a, bounded W by 5th lot, E by 7th ; 
No 7 is 22 a, bounded W by 6th lot, E by tlie Sth ; No S is 
22 a, bounded W by 7th lot, E by 9th ; No 9 is 22 a, bound- 
Page LS5.] ed W by No S, E by ]Oth ; No 10 is 23 a, bound- 
ed W bp No 9, E by lltli ; tlie line between the 10th & 1 Itli 
Lots parts wononck and Potunk. No 11 is 23 a, bounded W 
by No 10, E by 12th ; No 12 is 22 a, bounded W by No ] 1, 
E by 13th ; No 13 is 23 a, bounded W by No 12, E by 14th ; 
No 14 is 25 a, bounded W by No 13, E by 15th; No 15 is 
26 a, bounded W by No 14, E by 16th ; No 16 is 27 a, bound- 
ed W by No 15, E by 17th ; No 17 is 33 a, bounded W by No 
K;, E l)y ISth ; No IS is 37 a, bounded W by No 17, E by 
13th ; No 19 is 33 a, bounded W by No IS, E by 20th ; also 



I 



RECORDS ; TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTOX. ( 1 9 

one third part of the meadow on that lies by or adjoining to a 
crick called apopatiick ; No 20 is 33 a, bounded W by No 19 
E by 21st, with a third part of that meadow that lies adjoin- 
ing to a creek called assopatuck lies for amendment to said 
lot ; No 21 is 31 a, bounded W by No 20, E by jiart of the 
meadow adjoining to the creek called assopatuck and j)artlyby 
said crick with an amendment of one third part of the said 
meadow adjoining to assopatuck ; No 22 is S6 a, bounded W 
by the crick called assapatuck, E by 23d ; No 23 is S6 a, 
bounded W by No 22, E by 24th ; No 2-4 is 74 a, bounded W 
by No 23, E by the crick called quantuck ; No 25 is 100 a, 
bounded W by a crick called quantuck, E by 2Gth ; No 2G is 
95 a, bounded W by No 25, E by 27th ; No 27 is 99 a, 
bounded W by No 26, E by 2Sth ; No 28 is 96 a, bounded 
W by No 27, E by 29tli; No 29 is 91 a, bounded W by No 
2S, E by 30th ; No 30 is 94 a, bounded W by No 29, E by 
31st ; No 31 is 112 a, bounded W by No 30, E by 32d; No 
32 is 101 a, bounded W by No 31, E by 33d; No 33 is 103 
a, bounded AV by No 32, E by 34th ; No 34 is ]04 a, bound- 
ed W by No 33,^ E by 35th ; No 35 is 103 a, bounded W by 
No 34, E by 36th ; No 36 is J 02 a, bounded W by No 35, E 
by 37th ; No 37 io 102 a, bounded W by No S6, E by 3Sth ; 
No 3S is 93 a, bounded Why No 37, E by 39th ; No 39 is S6 
a, bounded W by No 38, E Ijy the crick called achabuchawe- 
suck including all the land to the east branch of sd crick; all 
the lots against fourth neck are to be continued straight over 
the highway southerly and joyne to Capt Theophilus Howell 
and Elisha Howells upper fence, whicli fence is within a few 
pole of quagga path ; the island of meadow being and lying 
on the west side of Ketchabononck is laid for an amendment 
to the 37th, 3Sth, & 39th lots, (vis) the 39th lot one half, the 
37th & 3Sth the other half of said island.* 

ISAAC HALLSEY i 
As witness our hands JOHN HOWELL ) Layers out. 

STEPHEN HERRICK ) 



* For noles on this Division see Appendix. 



120 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTON. 

Page 1S6. Southampton, 17-38. The Constable of said 
town having warned the propriaters to meet in order to draw 
their lots in the Uper Division in Quago Purchase, they Aa- 
cordingly being unanimously convened together at the meet- 
ing House, did draw their Respective Lots or Rights in said 
division in the following way & manner. 
Xo 1 Henry Hallsey & Daniel Hallsey 1 

tlie assigns of Nathan Fordham J 

Joshua Howell, David fithian, Elisha Osbond 

Job Pierson 

James Hand Jr 

No 2 Capt Theophilus Howell 

No 3 Jonathan Raynor 

No 4 John Reves and Matthew Wood 
Nathaniel Hallsey 
Abram Hallsey 

the heirs of Isaac Willman deceased 
sf Capt Isacc Hallsey 
Ehsha Howell 
Jonathan Smyth 

No 5 Jeremiah Jagger 
Samuel Jaggei' 
Benjamin Jagger 
Nathaniel Howell 

No 6 Nathan Heriick 

the heirs of Pelatiah fordham 

Jonathan Howell 

John Norris 

Benjamin Howell | 

Stephen foster J 

No 7 John Cook 1 

Stephen Herrick § 

Aaron Burnet | 

James Herrick § 

No 8 Samuel Ludlam 2 i 

the heirs of Jolm Wick decesd f 



1 


* 


1-50 





S 

i 




3 




1-50 


3 




150 


1- 
]■ 


10 
-10 




o. 


-10 




S- 


-10 


loO 


3- 


10 




11- 


•12 




i 1- 


12 




1 






J 



i 


1-50 





I 




1 


i 
f 
A 






150 



150 



150 



KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 1 2 I 



150 



No 9 Cliristopher foster 
John Say re 
Samuel Howell 


fifties 
1 
1 
1 


No 10 Jonah Rogers & sons 
Elias Cook 


2 
1 


No 1 L Ichabod Coopper 

Thomas Coopper — at town 
Henry Howel 
Elisha Howell 
Tliomas Sandford 
Thomas Liipton 


1-5 
l-]0 
1 * 

]-5 


No 12 John Foster 

Jecemiah Scott junor 
the heirs of John Heldreth 
Samuel Bishop 
John Bisshop 


1 * 
i 
i 

4 


No 13 Benjamin Woodruff' 
Jonatiian Jagger 


1 i 

1 i 


No 1 4 I\[atthew Wood & brother 
John Reeves 
DcUiiel Say re 

the heirs of Stephen Howell decsd 
Theophilus Pierson 
Elias Pelletrue 
Ephraim Plildreth 




No 3 5 Cijpt Abram Howell 
Abram Howell Junr 
Joseph Burnet 
Jonathan Cook 


1 i 



150 



150 



150 



150 



150 



150 



No IG Zachariah Sandford % 

Thomas Sandford 1 % 150 

Lett Ezekiel Sandford § 

No 1 7 Isaac Halsey junor £ 

James White & assiiines 1 



^ 150 

No IS John Howell 3 150 



122 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. 



fifties 



150 
150 



150 



No 19 Isaac Jessup in the upper division 
Thomas Jessup 

No 20 Left Hezekiah Howell 
Daniel foster 

No 21 Thomas foster 1 

the heirs of major John Howel decsd 1 150 

Benjamin foster 1 

No 22 Daniel Hedges & brother 1 i 

Henry Pierson 1 ^ 

No 23 Widow Martha Hallsey 2 

Stephen Burnet ^ 150 

Nathaniel Hallsey ^ 

No 24 Capt Isaac Hallsey 3 

No 25 Eichard Howell ] 

Isaac Bowers 1 4 i ,-rv 

Just Abram Cooper i 

Natlian Heldretli l 

No 26 Capt Tliomas Stephens 1 ^ 

the heirs of Garshom Cidver dyed 1 150 

Jeremiah Cidver i 

No 27 Jolm Pierson 1 ^ 

Thomas Jessu[) | 150 

Joseph 11 ildreth 1 ^ 

No 2S Ichabod Cooper 1 

Thomas ('ooper 2 "^ 

No 29 Just Josiah Howell 

No 30 Widow .^[ai-tiia Hallsey 

No 31 ]\rr David Pierson 
.lohn Morehouse 
.losiiih l^ierson 
Khiathan Whiti; 

No 32 Decn Samuel Johnes 
Deen Josiah Hallsey 



3 


150 


3 


150 


1 




1 


, 150 



150 



RECORDS ; TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 1 23 

fifties 



Ko 83 Cupt Obadiah Rogers 
Job Sayres 


2 

1 


150 


No 34 Samuel Howell juiir 

Capt Stephen Topping 

Elias Pelletme 

Silas Cook 

the heits of Richard Hallsey deed 


1 
1 


f 

i 150 
4 


No 35 Capt Ephraim White 
Hezekiah Topping 


2 

1 


150 


No 3G Mr Elisha HoweU 


3 


150 


No 37 Capt Matthias Burnet 
John Mitchel 


1 
1 


|iso 


No 3S Capt John Post 


3 


150 


No 39 Abram Hallsey 
Peter Hildreth 


2 


i 150 



This is a true coppy as witness my hand 

JOHN HOWELL Town Clerk. 

[Abstract of ear marks.] Icliabod Hallsey enters mark 
formerly Matthew Wood. Sept J 759. Crop and slit on each 
ear. 

PaCxE 1S9. March ye 27, 1738. A Return of the Canoe lA 
place Division. After we namely Isaac Hallsey, John Howel, 
Stephen Herrick and Nathaniel Domony, Layers out of Quaga 
Purchase had finished the first South Division and the second 
North Division in said purchas, we prosed to the third division 
in said Purclias which is as followeth, first we laid out from 
Canew place Gate to tianah a highway four pole wide from 
the midle of the path on the North side thereof which with 
that two Pole wide formerly laid out on the South side of said 
path, makes the highway from Conew place to tianah six pole 
wide, and we left all the ])eacli from the Conew place pond on 



124 RECORDS : TOAVN OF SOUTHAMPTON^ 

the north side to Red crick gut undivided from high water 
mark to low water mark, for the use of tlie propriatours to get 
and cart stone, to pass and repass from time to time and all 
times hereafter, unless otherwise ordered by tlie trustees o' 
propriatours of said Purchas. And then we proseded to sur 
vey all tlie land between the afore said Beach and highway 
from Jeremiah Cidvers Land, which he bought of the owners 
of said Purchase, Runing westward on the south side to tianah 
and then on a direct line northwardly to a fresh pond near 
Red crick the southward pai't thereof to [be] a tree marked 
with No 38, by the pond, and still Running northward to Red 
crick, and so along the branch and by the side of the crick to 
the north sid, Including one half of all the seders groing in the 
said branch, and we found the said tract of land to contain 
between three and four thousand acres of land and sum mead 
ows, all which said tract of land and meadow we laid into 39 
Lots, and the first Lot No 1 Lies adjoing to Jeremiah Culvers 
Land wliich he bought in said Purchas at the south end but- 
ting up on Quaga Road, and the north end butting on the 
beach. Running westward adjoining to No 2, containing 50 
acres ; No 2 lies W of No ] , is 5-5 a ; No 3 lies W of No 2, is 
60 a ; No 4 hes W of No 3, is 6-5 a ; No 5 lies W of No 4, is 
70 a ; No 6 Hes W of No 5, is 70 a ; No 7 lies W of No G, is 
70 a ; No S lies W of No 7, is 72 a ; No 9 lies W of No 8, is 
74 a; No 10 lies W of No 9, is 7U a ; Lot No 11 lies W of 
No 10, is 54 a ; No 12 lies W of No 11, 52 a ; No 13 lies W 
of No 12, is 52 a 5 No 14 lies W of No 13, is 51 J a ; No 15 
lies W of No 14, is 5U a ; No IG lies W of No 15, is 52^ a ; 
No 17 lies W of No IG, is 52k a; No 18 lies W of No 17, is 
53 a ; No 19 hes W of No IS, is 54 a ; No 20 lies W of No 
19, is 55 a ; No 21 hes W of No 20, is 56 a ; No 22 hes W 
of No 21, is 57 a ; No 23 lies W of No 22, is 62 a ; No 24 
lies W of No 23, is 66 a ; all the lots marked with a marking 
iron. No 25 lies W of No 24, is 72 a ; No 26 lies W of No 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. 1 25 

25, is 76 a ; No 27 lies W of No 26, is 80 a ; No 2S lies W of 
No 27, is S6i a ; No 29 lies Wof No 28, is 100 a ; No 30 lies 
W of No 29, is 106 a ; No 31 lies W of No 30, is 139 a ; No 
32 lies W of No 31, is 120 a; No 33 lies W of No 32, is 127 
a ; No 34 lies W of No 33, is 133 a ; No 35 lies W of No 34, 
is 136 a ; No 36 lies W of No 35, is 142 a ; No 37 lies W of 
No 36, is 149 a ; No 38 lies W of the southward part of No 
37, runing down to tiauah to the midle of the brook and then 
northward to the southward part of the fresh pond and so to 
the country road at Red ci-ick to a tree marked with No 38, 
and contains about 200 a. of land. No 39 lies W of the N 
part of No 37, and lies on the N side of the country road run- 
Page 190.] ning down to Red crick to the midle of the creek, 
and so to run northward along the midle of the brook or 
branch to the Lower going over of Red crick, including all the 
seders that are on the E side of sd brook or branch and so 
Runing still northward by the side of said crick or river unto 
a pine tree marked with No 39, including all the great cove of 
meadow by the pond. And all the meadow southward of the 
afore sd tree to tlie upper going over at Red crick for an 
amendment to this lot and then this lot runs still N from the 
sd pine tree by the meadow side until it buts upon the great 
cove of meadow, and then runing Eastward by the meadow 
side to the lot No 37. And then we proseded to lay out the 
rest of the meadow & several seder swamps that were undi- 
vided and the amendment belonging to No 37, begins at the 
above sd pine tree, runing northward by the side of the crick 
including two little hommocks or Islands of Segg at ye S end 
of the amendment No 34 ; to a stake marked No 37 & 38 ; 
then northward to a stake marked 37 & 7 ; on the other side 
with a witness C, thus, then Runing Eward to the upland to 
a stake marked 37 & 7 with a witness C ; on the other side 
about 4 a and the amendment of meadow Belonging to No 38 
lies on the west end of the amendment 37, and ye Amendment 



126 EECOSBS : TOWX OF SOCTHAMPTOX. 

oi Xo 7. in Liiile ononck ar the S eud Runing trom a stake 
marked 37 i oS Wwardly to another stake n:arkd :iS, then X 
tc-anl bv the crick side to another stake Xo 3S. then Eward by 
the crick side to a stake marked Xo :3S .t 7. with a witness C 
on the other side i Xo 6 on ye other side, containing about 3 
a: and the amendment belonging to the Xo 36 hes at the X end 
of the fii^ long island of segg on the second island on the X 
end theieoi stands a stake marked with Xo 36 and so roning 
S ward to a stake on each side of sd island marked Xo 36 .^ 
35 on the other side about 1 a of meadow the mendment of 
meadow belonging to Xo 35 runs from the above sd stake, 
S ward to a stake standing on each side of sd island marked 
Xo 35 A: 34 on ye other side, about 1 a of meadow . and the 
mendment of meadow belonsing to Xo 34 lies S w^ard of Xo 
35 Eoning down to the S E pint to a stake marked Xo 34. in 
eluding all the point, and the rest bounded by the water, and 
is about 1 a. of meadow, and the mendment of meadow be- 
longing to Xo 33, Lies on a poynt of Segg near the beach be- 
ginning at the S ward point &: so runing X ward to a stake 
standing on each side of the meadow marked with Xo 33 «t 32 
on the otho- side near 1 a. of m^idow, and the am*»ndment of 
the Lot Xo 32 lies adjoining to Xo 33 and runing W wardly 
to a stake near the water marked with Xo 32 i 3 1 on the 
other side, then runs X ward to the beach to a stake marke«l 
Xo 32 k 31 on the other side : and the amendment of Xo 3 1 
lies on W side of Xo 32 i runs W ward undl it cums to the 
amendment crf'the Island Lot Xo 24 lying neit to Eed crick 
gut including a little honomuck of meadow in the midle of the 
gut S ward of the idand mendment sumthing near 1 a. of mea- 
dow and the amendment of meadow beloning to Xo 30 hes on 
an island of seg^ by the gut or sreat chanel against Red crick 
meadow begining at the X end of sd island ^ so runing S 
wardly to a stake standing on each side of said island marked 
with Xo 30 »fc 29 on the other side and is about 1 a. of mea- 



EECOEDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOy. 1 27 

dow: and the amendment of meadow belonging to Xo 29 
Runs still S ward to a stake standing on each side of sd island 
marked with No 29 & Xo 2S on the other side, about 1 a. of 
meadow and the amendment of meadow belonging to Xo 2S 
Runs still S wardly to a stake on each side of the island 
marked with No 2S & No 27 on the other side, and the amend- 
ment of meadow belonging to No 27 hes S wardlv runing to 
a stake on the povnt of re island marked with No 27, includ- 
ing all the sd pornt. And then we proseded to lav out the 
Seder swamps for amendments to several of ye poor lots, and 
the seder swamps lying on the E side of the path that goeth 
fix)m Red creek uper going over to the Loer going over near 
ye sd path is laid for an amendment for two lots for No 36 & 
3-5 ye S ward part to No 36 &: the N ward part to No 3-5, di- 
vided by a pine tree on each side of the swamp marked on 
the S side with No 36, «t on the N side with No 3-5. And 
N-E from the aforesaid Seder swamp there is another small 
seder swamp lying Round a small pond of water, which we 
laid out for an amendment for the lot No 3S at tiannah, and 
on the E ward side of said swamp or pond we marked a Red 
oak with No 3S, <k: N ward of sd pond there hes another small 
seder swamp near the great cove of meadow adjoining to the isl- 
and which we laid out fur an amendment to No 3-4 and marked 
too trees on the T\' ward side thereof with No 34 and it is al- 
so ordered by tlie layers out that all such of the propriatouis 
of sd Purchais that shall draw the amendments of meadow <t 
segges shaU have liberty to Pas & Repas to and from their 
meadows with earts ^fc teams or otherwise without any hin- 
drance or molestation, and to go over any of the sd mend- 
ments of meadow to mow, or make, or cart their hay or sefrir, 
and shall have liberty to bring of their se^g green and also 
other hay & grass and to lay it on the lot No 39, and there to 
ly until it shall be made and fitted to cart of or on any of the 
sd lots tliat but up against any of the sd mendments of meadow 



128 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

and such of the propriatoiirs as shall draw the sd niendments 
laid out in the Seder swamps shall have free liberty to pas & 
repas to & from the sd swamps in any of the sd lots where 
they shall ly and have a passing road all around each and 
every one of the said seder swamps, & to have liberty to lay 
their seder on the upland anywhere all round the said swamps 
without any hindrance or mollestation and there to ly for sum 
convenient time untill the owner shall see wise to cart oft' the 
same ; and all paths or Roads that are within the said Divis- 
ion of land are to ly as they now be unless otherwise ordered 
by the propriatours or trustees, and the meadow on the north 
side of the Great Salt Pond as far as the Gut, and all the mea- 
dow on tlie south side of said Pond shall be and Remaine to 
those lots that shall but upon the said meadows and ly within 
the line of sd lots as they are now numbered and staked out, 
but the meadow that lies on the W side of the Gut between 
the island and the pond was Laid to the island before bv 
Abram Hallsey and the stakes that stand numbered thereon 
only stand for bounds or ranges for the sd lots on the other 
side of the pond which lots are to but u[ion or stop when they 
cum to the S side of tlie pond, and all the Red Seder timber 
on the beach is laid to be & Remaine to those lots where tlicy 
are now bounded and staked out, and so we concluded tlie 
above sd division, but it is further concluded upon by the 
Layers out tiiat the propriatours of sd Purchas shall liave lib- 
erty to get stone any where in the clift on the N side all 
though it be above high water mark, any thing before to the 
contrary notwithstanding. And we the layers out have here- 
to set our hands the day & year alcove written. 
KPIIARLUI AVHITE ) 
J( )HN HOWELL ;> Lavers out 

STEPHEN HERRICK ) 



150 



150 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 129 

Soiitliami^ton April 2ncl 1739 : the propriatours of said town 
being legelly warned by the constable to meet together in or- 
der to draw their Lots in the conew place Division in quaga 
jiurchase, and the said propriatours being convened together 
in the meeting house on sd day in presence of Abram Cooper 
and Hugh Gelston justices, did prosede to draw their lots in 
tlie following way & mannerj (vis) 

fifties 
No Ephraim White 2 ^^^ 

1 Hezekiah Topping 1 

2 Jeremiah Jagger 1 
Samuel Jagger 1 
Benjamin Jagger ^ 
Nathaniel Howell ^ 

3 ]\ratthias Burnet 1 ^ 
John Mitchel 1 J 

4 I\Iatthew Wood & Brother ^- 
Ephraim Hildreth ^ 
Daniel Sayre i & J 
widow Mary Howell & son ' ^ 150 
EHas Pelletrue ^ 
Theophilus Pierson J 

John Reves ^ 

5 Capt vkbram Howell 1 i 
Abram Howell Jr ^ 
Joseph Burnet ^ 
Jonathan Cook ^ 

6 Capt Thomas Stephens 1 i 

the heirs of Gersham Culver deed 1 150 

Jeremiah Culver ^ 

7 John Reves & Matthew Wood 1-10 
Nathaniel Hallsey 1-10 
Abram Halsey 2-10 

the heirs or assigns of Isaac Wilman S-iO 150 

Capt Isaac Hallsey 3-10 

Mr Elisha Howell 11-12 

Jonathan Smith J & 1-12 



150 



14 Christopher Foster 
John Sayre 
Samuel Howell 


1 
1 
1 




15 John foster 

Jeremiah Scoot minor 

the Heirs of Jolin Hildreth desd 

Samuel Bishop & John Bishop 


1 




16 Capt Theophilus Howell 


3 




17 Samuel Howell junr 
Stephen Topping 
Elias Peltnie 
Silas Cook 
the heirs of Richard Hallsey 


1 

1 


f 


18 Left Hezekiah Howell 
Daniel foster 


2 
1 





1-50 
150 



130 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

fifties 

8 Samuel Ludlam 2 i 
the heirs of John Wick deeds f 

9 Isaac Hallsey jr 2 
James White & his assignes 1 

10 Mr Isaac Jessup 2 ^^^ 
Thomas Jessup 1 

11 Henry Hallsey & Daniel Hallsey 1 
the assignes of Natlian fordam ^ 

Jonah Howell, Elisha Orsborn & David fithen ^ 150 

Stephen Herrick f 

James Hand minor i 

12 Ichabod Cooper 1-5 
Thomas Cooper minor 1-10 
Henry Howell 1 ^ ^ ^^ 
Elisha Howell 1-5 ^' ^ 
Thomas Sanford ^ 
Thomas Lupton ^ 

13 Wido Martha Hallsey 3 

1 

150 

150 

150 

150 

19 Daniel Hedges & brother 1 ^ 

Henry Pierson 1 I ^^" 



EECORDS: TO^yN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 131 

fifties 

20 Left Ezckiel Sundford f 
Thomas Saiidford 1 f 150 
Zacliaiiali Saiinford f 

21 John Pierson 1 i 
Thomas Jessup ^ 150 
Joseph Hildreth 1 i 

22 Thomas foster* 1 

II the heirs of major John Howell t 1 150 

Benjamin foster f 1 

* This right of Thos. Foster, Saml. Hildreth bought of Saml. 
Sandford, Oct. 22, 1794. 

t This right of John Howell, Samuel Hildreth bought of 
Ezekiel Howell, deceased. 

I Tliis right is sold to Samuel Hildreth. 

II This lot recorded to Saml. Hildreth, Oct. 22, 1794. 

23 Capt John Post 

24 Decn Samuel Johnes 
'■■-- Decn Josiah Hallsey 

25 Mr Elish Howell 

26 Ichabod Cooper 
Thomas Cooper minor 

27 Capt Obadiah Rogers 
Job Say re 

28 Isaic H-illsev* (* ^^"' ^^* ^^'''^- ™'^''^^^' 
2b Isaac Mailsey bought of Ezekiel Howell) 

29 Elias Cook ^ ^^^ 
* Jonah Rogers & Jonah Rogers minor 2 

* Saml. Hildreth bought IJ 50 in this lot of Ezekiel How- 
ell, Oct. 22d, 1794. 

(Samuel Hildreth bought) 

30 Jolm Howell (one 50 of this lot of) 3 150 

( Ezekiel Howell Jr. ) 
(This lot Samuel) 

31 Josiah Howell (Hildreth bought) 3 150 

(Ezekiel Howell.) 



3 


150 


2 

1 


150 


3 


150 


1 
2 


150 


2 
1 


150 


3 


150 


1 





132 EECOEDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

fifties 

32 Richard Howell 1 

* Isaac Bower 1 4 ^^q 

Just Abram Cooper i 

Nithan Hildreth ^ i 

* The above lot Saml. Hildreth bought i 50 of Obadiah 

Howell. 

33 Mr David Pierson ^^j^.^ j^^ g^^^^^^^j j^^_^ 1 

John Morehouse dreth bought of ) ^ , 150 

Josiah Piersou ^^^j^.^^ jf^^,^!^ | 

Elnathan White ^ ' i 

34 Abraham Hallsey (Saml. Sandford bought) 2 i ^ .^ 
Peter Hildreth (this lot of Ezekiel Howell) ^ 

35 Stephen Herrick % 
James Herrick 'i 
Aaron Burnett jur % 
John Cook 1 

36 Nathan Herrick 1 
the heirs of Pellatiab fordliani ^ 
Jonathan Howell (Samuel Hildreth) f 
John Noris (bought 2f 50s of) i 
Benjamin Howell (Ezeldel Howell.) f 
Stephen foster i 

37 Widow Martha Halsey (Samuel Hildretli) 2 

Stephen Burnet deed (bought ^ 50 of) * 150 

Nathaniel Hallsey (Dea Silas Halsey) i 

^^ -n ■ • TTr 1 «• (Saml. Hildreth bought) 

38 Benjamm Woodruff ^^ ^^ ^^ .^^ ^^^.^ ^^^-^^^ ^ ^^^ 

Jonathan Jagger V j,^^^^^^^,^. jj^^^j^ j 

39 Jonathan Rayner 3 150 
This is a true cop}'^, witness my hand 

JOHN HOWELL Clarke 

[Abstract.] Ear marks, June 9th 1756 Abram Fordham, 
crop and slit right ear. David Lupton hollow crop of right 
ear, slope under left, half penny upper side of each. 



150 



150 



EECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIUMrTON. 133 

Page 195. [Abstract.] Whereas there is some difference 
between Thomas Lupton of Southampton and Samuel Jen- 
nings of ye same place concerning a passing highway through 
said Jennings his land to a piece of land called by the name of 
Davis his pittle wdiich belongs to the said Lupton, & ye said 
Jennings agrees as followeth that in case it shall be judged by 
Thomas Chatfield Esq that ye bars be not sufficient to admit 
the passage, ye said Jenings is to make ye bars sufficient or 
hang a sufficient gate as shall be ajudged, and also if the high- 
way be not of a sufficient width to make it wider. Thomas 
Chatfield and Hugh Gelston decide concerning the piece of 
land and meadow called Davis his pittle that the highway shall 
remain as it is 2 poles wide, and said Jenings is to make the 
slough passable by laying poles, and at the street end to keep 
a good pair of bars. July 22 1747. 

The birth of Samuel Bigelows children given in by their 
mother Melietable Bigelow 

my daughter Abigail born ye 10 February 1722 
my son Timothy was born ye 19 of Sept 1724 
my daughter Mary was born ye 18th of Sept 1726 
my son Isaac was born the 15th of June 1730 
my son Samuel was born the 12th of Jan 1733 

The birth of John Hov^ells children 
John Howell Jr was born in the year 1743 upon the 20th 

day of April. 

Henrv Howell was born ye 22d day of January in ye year 

1745. 
Stephen Howell was born Nov ye 23 in the yeare 1746. 

[Abstract.] Joel Reeves ear mark, 17S8. Slope over left 
ear half penny each side of same, half penny upper side of 
right, wnich was his fathers mark and Recorded to him in 
page 252. (See Bethuel Reeves mark, page 262.) 



134 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 

Page 196. [Abstract.] Thomas Topping sells to Josiah 
Topping 50 acres at Sagg called Smiths corner bouruled W & 
S by Sagg pond, E by Elnathan White N by highway. Oct 
10 1757 (Now owned by Silas Tnttle and John White) 

JOHN HOWELL Clerk* 
Witnessess Henry Wick 

Zebulon Howell 

Wm White ear mark halfpenny under each ear, slope upper 
side of right, another mark crop on left ear half penny under 
Right slope over same, halfpenny under left. JMay 2S 1753 

Page 197, [Abstract.] Josiah Topping sells to Abram 
Pierson and Elnathan White and Job Pierson 50 acres at Sag, 
called Smiths corner, bounded W & S by Sagg pond, E by 
Elnathan White, N by bridge lane, price ^^5S5 Oct 22 1747 

ABRAM HAI.SEY Clerk 

Witnes Arthur Howell Henry Pierson. 

Page 19S. [Abstract.] Josiah Topping sells to Elihu 
Howell 33 acres at Sagg, at a place called Fairfield, bounded 
E by a pond, S by Jonathan Hedges land, W by lane, N by 
Elnathan White and Peirsons land, price 265^ Oct 22 1747 

ABRAM HALSEY Clerk. 

Antliony Ludlams ear mark, a swallow tail on left ear slope 
under right. 

Page 199. [Abstract.] Ellis Cook sells to Elias Petty, 
w^eaver, my home lot at water mill, boinided N & W by high- 
way, S by water, E by land of Abram Halsey, price 1S0.£ 10s 
March 10 1747 

ABRAM HALSEY Clerk. 

Witnes Thomas Tltrbill. 



* The deed above from Thomas Topping to Josiah Topping is the last ius- 
trumeut recorded by John Howell, Clei-k. His tomb stone, still standing in 
our South End bnrj'ing ground, bears the following inscription : "In memo- 
ry of John Howell, Esq., died December 23, 1747, iu ye 7M year of his age." 
He was son of John Howell, Town Clerk, who died March, IG'JL'. See Vol. 
II, Town Records, page 132. W. S. P. 



EECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAJIPTOX. I 35 

Page 200. [Abstract.] Thomas Turbill, Physician, sells 
to Elias Petty, my home lot, at a place called the mill, bound- 
ed S by highway W by Nathaniel Halsey, N & E by mill pond 
price 130<£ April 16 1747 

ABRAM HALSEY Clerk 

Wit Stephen Pierson Wm Ludlam. 

Page 201. April ye 5 174S at a town Meeting of the 
freeholders of Southampton according to the Tenure of our 
Patten to Elect and cliuse Town officers for ye year Ensueing Q 
the sd freeholders do proceed to their choice as followeth, Jus- 
tice Cooper Justice Gelston Justice Pierson being present, 
(viz) Obadiah Rogers chosen clerk for the year ensueing, 
Abram Halsey chosen Supervise.i for the year ensueing, Abram 
Halsey chosen assessor, Arthur Howell chosen assessor, Thom- 
as Cooper ye 3d chosen assessor for the year ensuing, James 
Herrick & John Dains chosen constables, for ye year Ensuing 
Zacheus Rose chosen collector for the year ensueing, Thomas 
Cooper ye 3d & Capt Theojihilus Howell chosen Supervisers 
for Intestate estates for the year ensuing, Ephraim White 
Samuel Jagger Jonathan Peirce John Jagger John Jennings 
Isaac Post Abraham Peirson Elihii Howell Thomas Sandford 
WiUiam Rogers Obadiah Howell Silas Cook chosen trustees 
for the year Ensuing, Abram Halsey & John Sayre chosen 
Overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, Josiali Pierson 
Abraham Halsey Stephen Herrick chosen commissioners for 
the year ensueing, Ephraim White Obadiah Rogers chosen 
lence viewers for the year Ensueing. 

Attest ABRAHAM COOPER Justice 

A true copy by me Obadiah Rogers Clerk. 

Page 202. [Abstract.] William Johnes sells to Jonathan 
Cook 60 acres in Quogue purchase, bounded N by highway 



130 records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

S by bay W by Josiah Howell E by John Post with all the 
buildings and fences thereon, also Lot 9 in third neck or short 
neck, also one 50 in the west side Lot No 8, with the amend- 
ments to the some being 7-9 of the island of Sedge lying at 
the east end of Kitchobonnock channel between exchange 
point and the beach, also 2 lots of meadow on West beach ly- 
ing on the pond point Eastward of the pond No 30 31, also i 
of a lot lying against the land first mentioned called Ogdens 
neck over on the beach No 49, also 2 fifty rights of upland 
lying with John Foster against Ogdens Neck creek No 32 
price 4:7 5£ Sept 21 1748. 

OBADIAH ROGERS Clerk. 

Witnes Silas Cook Stephen Rogers. 



[Abstract.] Samuel Johnes gives to his son Wm Johnes 
all the lands and meadows mentioned in tiie above deed from 
William Johnes to Jonathan Cook May 5 1740 

Wit Isaac ]k:>WER Samuel Huntting. 

Page 203. Southamj^ton December ye 26 1748. Whereas 
we Thomas Sandford Jmir and Abraham Halsey Being ap- 
K^ pointed and authorized by the Trustees to lay out a certain 
tract or parcel of land and meadow into 49 Lots Quantity & 
Quallity Equall according to the Best of our understanding. 
Bounded northwardly by Moi'iches path West by Setuk Brook 
& River Southwardly by tlie Bay & the Land formerly laid 
out Eastwardly by Apocock River. And according to the 
power given us and the trust reposed in us, we proceded to 
Lay out ye above sd land and Meadow^ in the following man- 
ner, (vis) We Began at Setuck with No 1 Licreasing Eastward 
to No 49 along by the south side of Moriches path which 49 
lots run down the three necks ; No 1 on the west side is 
bounded with a stake standing a small distance from ye east 



records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 137 

side of the swamps marked with No 1 on the east side thereof 
and so runs down the neck adjoining to the Meadow on the 
west side, and to No 2 on the E side, and the reason why this 
lot doth not ly to the brook for its W bounds, is because the 
stream is reserved for a Mill, but as long as there is no Mill 
or mill pond there, the lot No 1 may adjoin to the Brook, but 
it shall and may be lawfull for the town, or any by their au- 
thority to set a Mill upon that stream, make a Dam and raise 
a pond on any part of the said lot No 1, and it shall not be 
accounted any tresspass on the said lot and also dig earth to 
make and maintain a Dam in any parts of sd lot at an}^ time 
or times hereafter. And the above said 49 lots run down the 
above said three necks where each lot is bounded by stakes 
or trees marked and immbered. Beginning with No 2, increas- 
ing eastward to No 49, wliich No 49 lies on the east of the 
neck called the Basket Neck ; and after we had laid out the 
above said 49 lots of upland we laid out 49 Lots of meadow 
which are to be drawn with the 49 lots of upland, and each 
lot of meadow hath the same number with the lot of npland 
to which it belong. But only on the midle neck and in the 
east of Basket neck the lots of upland are witnessed with the 
letter N. But the lots of meadow in the above said necks 
have no such witness, neither is there any such Distinguish- 
ing character between the lots of meadow and upland in Se- 
tuck neck. 

We began with No 1 of meadow on the west side of Setuck 
increasing round the neck to No 7, and on the N side of No 7 
and adjoining to it we laid an amendment to the lot No 1 and 
Page 204] marked the stake with No 1, and all the meadows 
northward of sd amendment to the Going over of the River 
on the W side of the same lies for amendments to the lots No 
2 & No 3, and then we proceeded to lay out 16 lots of mead- 
ow in the second or middle neck to the 16 lots of upland in 
the said neck. Beginning on the W side of sd middle or second 



138 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

neck with No 8 increasing down to tlie bottom of the neck 
and so ronnd the neck and up "the east side to No 23, and 
northward of No 23 we laid an amendment to the lot No 8 
and the remainder of the meadow on that side of the river up 
to the Swamps we laid tor amendment to the lots No 10 & i 1 
and there being two small islands of meadow on the W side 
of sd neck near ye bottom of ye same, we laid to the lot No 9 

And then we preceded to lay out 27 lots of meadow to the 
27 lots of upland in the last of basket neck beginning on the 
west side of said neck increasing southwardly to the bottom 
of the neck and so round the bottom and up the east side as 
far as there is any meadow, Beginning with No 24 and ending 
with No 38, and the lots No 19 & 20 are to have the several 
small islands of meadow that lie near the mouth of the gut or 
fishing creek at the S ward end of tlie great pond, and part of 
the Lot No 28 lies on the westward side of sd neck and the 
remainder of it on the eastward side within Capt Halseys fence 
& 38 is to have all the meadow N ward of the stake No 37, 
38 up to the highway quite across the upland E ward. 

And then we went to Speonk Kiver, and we began at a 
stump (which is the bounds of the land formerly laid out) 
with No 39 increasing N ward to No 49, and the lot No 39 is 
to have the island called Jobes Island, and then we proceeded 
to lay out 49 amendments to the 49 lots, each amendment 
liaving the same No with the lot it belongs to, No 1 with No 
1 No 2 with No 2, and so onward to No 49 with No 49, and 
the mendment No 1 lyes by Speonk River N ward of and ad- 
joining to No 49 ; No 2 is N ward of No 1 and so increasing 
N ward to No 12, and there being a remainder of meadow N 
ward of No 12 by the side of said river which we laid to the 
16 lots in the midle neck, & from said Speonk River we went 
to Tanners neck and Apocock and laid out the remainder of 
the above said 49 amendments, and amendment No 23 is to 
have all the meadow N ward of a tree marked with No 23 up 



PECOKDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 139 

to the swamps as far as there is or shall be any meadow and 
so over the brook into Apocock neck down to the stake No 
23, 24, and Raynors fence is the south bounds of No 24, & 
also of No 25 on the other side of ye neck ; And No 49 is to 
liave all the meadow N ward of the stake No 49 up to the 
bever dam, or as far as there is or shall be any meadow ; And 
there being some places where it is very difficult to set stakes 
next the water for bounds to the meadow therefore where 
there is but one stake for bounds for any lots of meadow or 
mendments. Such lots of meadow or mendments that ly E of 
the river's, shall run an W line into the river for its bounds, and 
such as lie W of the river shall run an E line down to the river 
for a dividing line between lot & lot. And after we had fin- 
ished the 49 lots in the lower division and the 49 lots of meadow 
& 49 mendments, We proceeded to lay out 49 lots more of up- 
land which we called the Upper Division, And we began at 
jMoriches path with No 1 increasing E ward to No 49 by the 
Bever Dam, and No 1 lies E ward of No 49 in the Loer Divi- 
sion and adjoining to it, and No 2 lies E of No 1, and No 3 lies 
E of No 2, and so increasing to No 49 near the bever dam as 
above said, and all the lots in the upper division are bounded 
at the S end by the land which the Trustees lately sold to the 
several owners of ye necks, and bounded with stakes & trees 
numbered for that purpose ; but there is several corners that 
stand in the swamps as No 7 8 in the Loer Division, stands 
on the E side of the brook just above the going over ; and No 
23 24 in the Loer Division stands on the west side of the 
brook a little below the going over; and No 19 20 is 
a maple spire standing in the swamp a little above the 
going over at Speonk River ; and No 41 42 is a large pine 
tree on the W side of tanuers neck swamp a considerable dis- 
tance above the meadow ; and No 42 43 is a white oak tree 
in the edge of the swamp in apocock neck near the upper 
part of the meadow. And then we proceeded to lay out sev- 



1-iO records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

eral highways in the sd tract of land for conveniency of water- 
ing and travellers to pass & repass or any other conveniencyes 
Page 205] that may be needful ; We laid a highway from the 
Bever Dam or going over at the mill of six pole wide to go 
from thence to the going over of Speonk River where the 
path now is, and from thenca along the path to the head of 
the great swamp where there is a Red Oak tree marked with 
the letter H on the N side of the highway and a spire a little 
in the swamp on the S side of the highway marked also with 
the letter H ; and from thence the same highway runs to the 
head of the Little Pond where the going over now is, where 
there is two stakes fixt and marked with the letter H, and 
this highway is to run as far W as the two above sd stakes 
and no farther ; And tlien we laid a Road or highway from 
the going over to Setuck to the going over at the head of the 
Great Pond where there stands trees marked with the letter 
H for highway, and from thence it runs into the main road 30 
pole to the E ward of Capt Halseys house ; tlie above sd j\Iain 
Road is the road that comes from the mill to the head of the 
Little Pond, and this road is the same breadth with the main 
road ; And we laid a highway from this main road down to 
Capt Halseys house 4 rod wide and a passing road to IMorich- 
es path to begin in the little pond hollow & go to the most 
convenient place to go to Meriches ; We also laid a highway 
on the E side of the Groat Swamp from Silvanus's land up to 
the main road tlie S end is the same breadth with Silvanus 
Halseys land and the west side adjoins to Abraham Halseys 
land in the swamp and the E side is bounded by the W end 
of Stephen Roger's land & from his corner it runs upon a di- 
rect line to the main highway where it is six poles wide, and 
we laid a highway of six pole wide on the N and adjoin- 
ing to the land which the Trustees sold to Stephen & David 
Rogers, and it runs from the above sd higliway by the swamp 
across the neck within 3 pole of the meadow on the E side of 



records: TOWX of S0UTHA3IPT0N. 141 

the neck. We also laid a road or highway from the head of 
the great swamp across the neck down to the river foj a wa- 
tering on the E side of the neck, where we marked two pine 
trees with the letter H for highway, one on eitlier side of the 
highway, and also a stake on either side of the highway in 
the meadow, for the meadow in the highway is not lotted, 
the sd highway is six pole wHde at the W end by the swamp, 
and eight pole at the river. We also laid a passing road from 
David Rogers house up to the main road of four pole wide to 
go where the path now is, called Bowers path. And then we 
went to Tanners neck and laid a road across the south sid of 
the lots adjoining to the land the Trustees sold to Mr Jagger, 
running across the neck saving only what land is laid to the 
amendments of meadow on each side of the neck, this road is 
six pole wide. And then we laid a road of six pole wide a 
little to the eastward of Thomas Halseys old house from the 
land formerly laid out, to come into the road that runs across 
the neck, and we also laid a road Irom the sd old house of 4 
pole wide up to tiie brook for watering on the west side of 
the neck, where we marked two large white oak trees near 
the brook with the letter H for highway. And then we laid 
another highway in sd neck of 6 pole wide from Mr Jaggers 
new house up to the Main Eoad where the path now goes but 
not to go through his land which the trustees sold him ; and 
we laid a road of four poles wide which turns out of 
the aforesaid road a little above the bottom of the swamp for 
a watering on the E side of the neck and it runs down into 
the brook across the Cranbery marsh where we marked tree's 
with the letter H to manifest where the highway goes into the 
swamp. And then we laid a highway across the bottom of 
Apocock neck, G pole wide by Rayners fence but round the 
land the Trustees sold him, Runing E & W as far as the land 
which is laid to the amendments of meadow on each side of 
the neck. And we laid another highway from the mill of 6 



142 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOLTHA:MI'TOX. 

pole wide to go down the neck wliere the path now is, soutii- 
ward bearing, while it comes into the road that runs across the 
neck. And we laid a road from Ea3''nors fence up along the 
E side of the neck to a spring for water where we marked a 
large pine tree on the S side of the highway with the leter IT, 
and a black oak on the N. Tliis road is 6 pole wide, and the 
E side of the road is to be bounded by the W side of the two 
pole wide of land that is laid to the amendment of meadow, 
liut if one or more of the several highways or roads which we 
Page 20G] have laid out in any i)art of this division shall 
hereafter be found really inconvenient and prejudicial, then it 
sliall and may be lawfull for the Trustees or the major j^art of 
them being at least Ten with the consent of the Conmiission- 
ers for the time being to shut up, sell, and dispose of the said 
highways at their discretion. And we laid out three pole 
wide of upland across the end of every lot and amendment of 
meadow that lies by the side of Sjieonk River, excepting where 
the trustees sold land to David & Stephen Rogers for their 
land is bounded E by the meadow, and this three pole wide of 
upland siiall be from the top of tlie Clift, but in Tanners neck 
and Apocock we laid but two pole wide of upland across the 
end of each lot and amendment of meadow. And we left one 
acre of land not laid out near the end of the Mill Dam in the 
most convenient place for making and maintaining a mill dam 
which said acre of land lies within the bounds of lot No 49, 
but is not laid to sd lot, but is left for the use above mention- 
ed. And whereas the several lots and amendments of Meadow 
are far distant from the lots of upland wliere they belong, 
therefore it shall and may be lawful for any of the owners of 
any of the several lots oi upland to go, cart, ride, and drive 
threw any of the said lots of uphuid or meadow to their sev- 
eral lots of meadow or amendments wherever they may be, 
and they may cut and make paths through the brush to go to 
their meadow from time to time and at any time or times 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 143 

hereafter. But if any dispute shall arise concerning persons 
cutting or making more roads than is needful for them to go 
to their respective lots or amendments of meadow in manner 
as above said, or concerning going through grain or any other 
thing of like nature. In such case it shall & may be lawful 
for the grieved party to make application to the Trustees for 
the time being, and it shall be lawful for them to appoint a 
man to make inspection into that matter on the charge of the 
grieved party, and his determination shall be a final issue of 
tlie whole matter. And tlie highway that leads from the head 
of the great swamp to the going over of Speonk River may be 
run straight from the head of the Great Swamp to a knole of 
Good Land that lies a little to the N ward of an arm of the 
swamp which comes to the path near the N end of the meadow 
by Speonk River at the most convenient place. And further 
more it shall be lawful for any person to go through the land 
that the trustees have sold to David Rogers, to cut, cart, and 
make their hay at any time or times hereafter. We also laid 
a passing road from Jonathan Jaggars house to go into the 
main road at Brushy Neck Hollow ; and so we compleated 
the Division. 

Memorandum. It is to be understood that the land that is 
said to be laid across the lots and amendments of meadow be- 
long to the meadow where it lies. 

As witness our hands 

ABRAHAM HALSEY ) . ^ ^ , 
THOMAS SANDFORD Jr j ^^^^^^ ^^^' 

A true copy taken out of the original per me 

OBADIAH ROGERS Clerk 



Southampton April ye 4 1749 Town meeting held on our 
Elecsion to chuse town officers for ye present year in presence 
of Abraham Cooper and Hugh Gilston Job Pierson Justices, 



144 records: town of soutiiamfi^on. 

by virtue of our patten, Obadiah Rogers Clerk for ye year In- 
suing, Abraham Halsey Supervisor for ye year Insuing, free 
from any charge, Josiah Pierson Abraham Ilalsey assessors 
for ye year Insuing, Samuel Cooper & John Dains constables 
for the year Insuing, John Woolly collector for ye year Insu- 
ing, Thomas Sandford Jonathan Peirce Supervisers of Intes- 
tate Estates, Justis Abraham Cooper Abraham Halsey Steph- 
en Herrick Justis Job Pierson Thomas Cooper Jr Samuel 
HoweU Thomas Scott Josiah Pierson Henry Howell Nathan 
Halsey John Howell Wm Foster Jr trustees for ye year in- 
suing, Thomas Cooper Jr Abraham Halsey overseers of ye 
230or for year insuing, Abraham Halsey Josiah Pierson Steph- 
en Herrick commissioners for ye year Insuing, Obadiah Rog- 
ers fence viewer tor ye year Insuing. 

HUGH GELSTON Justis 
JOB PIERSON Justis. 
A true copy by me Obadiah Rogers. 

Page 207. [Abstract.] John Davis sells to Jackson Scott 
J 50 of comonage within the North Sea line, price 7s Gd. 
April 20 ] 742. 

Page 208. [Abstract.] Joseph Fordham sells to his 
brother Abraham Fordham, my part of the house and home 
lot* which formerly belonged to my uncle Taylor, now in 
partnership with my said brother, at a place called the hill, 
bounded N & W by highway, E by Capt Halsey and Mr Isaac 
Halsey, S by the parsonage land, also my part of a lot of mea- 
dow in Shinecock now in partnership with my brother, form- 



* This is now the homestead of Henry A, Fordham, Esq. Abraham Ford- 
ham left it to his son Abraham, who, about 1812, sold it to Charles Fordham. 

la it was sold to Schuyler B. Halsey ; after his death it was purchased by 

Capt. Barney Green, whose heirs sold it to its present owner. This lot is the 
four acres in the ox pasture, granted by the town to Eev. Joseph Taylor, in 
Kwi), and was originally granted to Rev John Harriman, for a house lot -see 
Vol. II, Town Records, page 8;3, printed edition. W. b. P. 



KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMl'TON. 145 

erly uncle Taylor's bounded W by bay or fort pond, N by 
Stephen Herrick, E by Indian land, S by Mathevv Wood, also 
1-6 50 in the last Great Division formerly under Taylor's, 
price 20^ Sept 12 1741. [The "uncle Taylor" mentioned, 
was the Rev. Joseph Taylor, who died April 4, 1GS2. w. s. p.] 
Page 209. [Abstract.] Joseph Fordham sells to his 
brother Abraham, my part of my Halsey's neck close, former- 
ly our uncle Taylors, six acres, bounded E by Lane S by 
Thomas Cooper W by Obadiah Rogers N by Ichabod Cooper, 
price SO^ Sept 7 1741. 

Wit JMatiiew Wood Zebulox ITowell 

[Abstract.] Thomas Lupton gives to John Haines one 50 
and 1-5 of a 50 in a lot adjoining to Samuel Randal's Lot west 
No 4, also 1 1-5 50 in a lot with John Haines west of the 
fish cove, in exchange for 1 2-5 50 lying with his the said 
Lnpton in a lot joining to West neck. April 3d 1750 

Daniel More's fire brand a figure 4 which he bought of Hen- 
ry Wick. April 3 1750. 

Page 210. [Abstract.] William Ludlam sells to Elias 
Petty i of my water mill and stream with ^ of my bolting 
mill, price (55 £ Jan 4 1748 

[Abstract.] Jeremiah Ludlam sells to John Conkling a 
tract of land at the mill, bounded N & E by mill pond S by 
highway W and S-W by highway, 40 acres allowing a high- 
way through said land over the mill dam and all the buildings 
house barn shop mill and utensils, price 270,£* May 13 1733 

Page 2 LI. [Abstract.] Daniel Sayre sells to John Conk- 
ling a house and home lot at Bridge Hampton, bounded S by 
Bridge lane, E by Sagg pond, N by Thomas Sandford, W by 
narrow Lane, price 280^ Jan 5 1743. 

Wit Daniel Sciiellinx Samuel Hudson. 

* This is the homestead late of D. Hedges Sandford, Watermills. W. S. P. 



146 RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 

Page 212. [Abstract.] Jonathan Jagger sells to John 
Conkling Jr of East Hampton, 12 acres at the west end of lot 
51 m the 30 acre division* price 34^ March 23 1730 

Page 213. [Abstract.] Nathaniel Halsey sells to John 
Conkling 16 acres at Littleworth bounded W by John How- 
ell, N by Jeremiah Culver, E by Stephen Howell, S by high- 
way, price 40^ July 27 1735 

Obadiah Rogers Clerk. 

Page 214. [Abstract.] Eliphelet Clark sells to John 
Conkling 20 acres with buildings, excepting the west part of 
dwelling house, bounded S by Mathew Cooper, W by Long 
pond, N by land in j)ossession of Bullmore the said Clark's 
father in law, E by highway leading to Scuttle hole, 200=£. 
May 2 1741. 

OBADIAH ROGERS Clerk. 

Wit Theophilus Howell Mary Howell 

Page 215. [Abstract.] John Sayre and Thomas Cooper 
executors of the estate of Capt Daniel Sayre deceased sell to 
Elijah Halsey J 50 of comonage througliout the town, except 
Quogue purchase, and the first draft of Toppings purchase ex- 
cepted, price 4=£ 3s Nov 8 1748 

Wit Stephen Topping Peter Hildreth. 

Page 216. April ye 3 1750 at a town meeting it is voted 
that no person shall draw any fish at the cove at Northse upon 
penalty of five jience per fish. 

A true copy per me Obadiaii Rogers Clerk. 

April ye 3 1750 at a town meeting it is voted that no 

* The 30 acre division included the tract of land on the west side of Lum- 
ber Lane at Bridge-Hampton and at Scuttle Hole ; also a tract at Poxabog, 
and a few lots at the head of the mill pond. Lot 51 was on the east side of 
the road at the place called " Deerfield." For laying out of this division, see 
Vol. II, printed Records, page 101, et seq. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. I 47 

person shall so any flax or ots or any other grain on the Indi- 
an land upon the penaUy of forty sliilUngs per acre neither di- 
rectly nor Indirectly. 

A true copy by me Obadiah Rogers Clerk. 

Southampton april ye 3 1750 Town meeting held on our 
election to ehuse oflicers for the present year in presence of 
Abraham Cooper Hugh Gilston Job Pierson Justices, Obodiah 
Rogers Clerk, for ye yeare insning, Abraham Halsey Superviser 
for ye year Insuing, Abraham Halsey assessor for ye year In- 
suing, Josiah Pierson assessor for year Insuing, Thomas Coop- 
er Jr asscsser for ye year Insuing, Samuel Cooper Constable 
for ye year Insuing, John Dains constable for ye year Insuing 
Henry Howell Collector for ye year Insuing for six pence per 
pound, Jonathan Perce Superviser for Intestate estates for ye 
year Insuing, Elnatlian White Superviser for Intestate [estates] 
for ye j^ear ensuing Justis Josiah Howell Justis Gilston Jolni 
Post Ichabod Sayre Henry Harris James White Nathan Her- 
rick Elnathan AVhite Daniel Hedges Abraham Halsey Thomas 
Sandford Arthur Howell Trustees for ye year Insuing, Abra- 
ham Halsey Thomas Cooper Jr overseers of ye poore, Abra- 
ham Halsey Josiah Pierson Stephen Herrick Commissioners 
tor year Insuing, Obadiah Rogers Zachariah Sandford fence 
viewers for ye year insuiufi:. 

JOB PIERSON 
HUGH GELSTON 

A true copy by me Obadiah Rogers Clerk. 

Page 217. November ye 6 day 1739. Received of Abra- 
ham Cooper in behalf of the Trustees Twenty pounds Current 
money of New York for my now dwelling house* and Well 

* This house probably stood on the hill north of the house of Henry A. 
Fordhatn, a fow rois soath of tha corner of Hill St. and First ueek lane. 

W. S. P. 



I 48 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

and all things thereunto belonging for which I acknowledge 
myself therewith fully satisfied con ted and paid, and ye said 
house to be for ye proprietors use forever. In witness where- 
of have hereunto set my hand In Southampton the day and 
year above mentioned. 

In witness of us GERSHAM CULVER 

Mathew Wood 

CORNELL'S Harrell (or Havvell) 

[Abstract.] Samuel HoweU Jr sells to John White 6 acres 
of land in the plains, bounded N by the Jaggers land, E by 
highway, S by Abraham Cooper, W by Hugh Gelston, 20.£ 
15s April 1 1748 [Now the lot of James L. Sandford, at 
Halsey's neck. w. s. p.] 

OBADIAH ROGERS Clerk. 

Wit Ephraim White Abraham Cooper 

Page 218. Southampton april 2 17-31 Town Meeting 
held on our Election to chuse Town officers for the present 
year In presents of Abraham Cooper and Hugh Gelston and 
Job Peirson Justices which is according to the Patten, Oba- 
diah Rogers clerk for the year ensuing, Abraham Halsey Su- 
perviser for the year ensuing, Abraham Halsey assessor for the 
year Ensuing, John Daines constable for the year ensuing, 
Silas Howell constable for the year ensuing, Henry Howell 
collector for the year ensuing, for eight pence upon the pound 
Elias Howell Superviser for Intestate Estates Nathan Halsey 
Superviser for Intestate Estates, Justice Job Pierson Justice 
Abraham Cooper Abraham Halsey Justice Josiah Howell 
(3badiah Rogers Thomas Sandford Elihu Howell Nathan Hal- 
sey Stephen Herrick Isaac Post Samuel Howell Thomas 
Cooper Jr trustees for the year ensuing, Abraham Halsey 
Thomas Cooper overseers of poor, Abraham Halsey Josiali 
Peirson Stephen Herrick commissioners for the year ensuing. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 149 

Epliraim White Obadiali Rogers fence viewers for the year 
ensuing. 

April 2, vote passed at the town meeting that the trustees 
shall make up with Captain Isaac Halsey concerning some 
land in Onuck and Potunk said to be the towns. 

ABRAHAM COOPER 
HUGH GELSTON 
JOB PIERSON 
A true copy per me OuADrAH Rogers Clerk. 

Southampton April 2d 1751 Whereas there having been a" 
major vote of the town passed in the publick meeting on the 
Election day, that Bridge Hampton Parrish should have all 
that Peice of land upland swamp land meadow land lying 
Northward of the road and near the house of Silas White de- 
ceased, Bounded West by the lands of Charles Howell, South 
Page 219] by a stake set for that purpose twelve foot to the 
North of ye norwest corner of said Whites Barn, and from that 
stake Running west four degrees North while it meets Charles 
Howells land, also part of the said South side is bounded by 
the said Silas Whites land which he had of the town, and east 
wardly it is bounded by the mill creek or brook and mill pond 
and Mr Wick's Swamp, and Northwardly by Thomas Howell, 
all which said land as it is above Specified and bounded being 
by the Town Given to the above said Parrish to be and re- 
main for ever for the use of the Ministry and for no other use 
or useage whatsoever comonly called Parsonage land. Where 
fore wee the trustees being lawfully warned and assembled to- 
gether at the school house, do as trustees Ratify Confirme and 
establish the above written vote of the town that the land 
therein mentioned as it is therein specified by its situation and 
bounds shall be to that said Parrish and Remain to them and 
their successors for ever for the use therein mentioned and for 



150 RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

nor other use service or usage whatsoever but the use of a 
Gospel Minister. Only allways and provided that the said 
Parrish shall lay common two acres of their parsonage at. ]\Iea- 
cocks near the Windmill for the Towns use* 

NATHAN HALSEY THOMAS COOPER 
STEPHEN HEPtRICK ABRAHAM HALSEY 
JOB PIERSON JOSIAH HOWELL 

SAMUEL HOWELL THOMAS SANDFORD 
OBADIAH ROGERS ELIHU HOWELL 
ISAAC POST ABRAHAM COOPER 

A true copy by me Obadiah Rogers Clerk 



[Abstract.] Whereas we Elihu Howell and Abram Halsey 
were appointed to lay out 2 acres of land for Mr Josiah Pier- 
son on the north side of the Country road adjoining to it and 
on the east side of the harbor road, and to measure off as much 
from the lot he lately purchased of Jonathan Hedges on the 
south side of the country road which he is to lay down to the 
town. We proceed as follows, we laid out said Piersons land 
on the noi'th side of County road and bounded E & W by 
common land, and then we measured off 2 acres and 22 J poles 
from the west end of the land he bought of Jonathan Hedges, 
which said Pierson hath laid down to the town. March 16 i 752 
Page 220. Southampton April 7 1752. at a town meet- 
Q ing on said day to chuse town officers for the year ensuing ac- 

* The above land laid out for the ministry is the place known as the " Old 
Wool worth place," on the north side of the road to Sagg. Silas White lived 
on the present homestead of Jeremiah O. Hedges, Esq. It was owned in IToi 
by Walter Wilmot, "student of Yale College," (who probably inherited it 
from his father, Alexander WilmotJ. He sold it in that year to Elias Petty, 
•who, in the same year, sold it to Silas White. Walter Wilmot became pastor 
at Jamaica, 17;!8 ; died 174+. The land spoken of as Silas White's " which 
he had of the town," was 3 acres granted in 17:>2, entered in Bcok of Deeds, 
No. 2, page 8i;5, Town Clerk's afflce. For Wilmot's deed see sane b >ok, page 
827. The land "near the windmill" lies south of the present wi idmilJ at 
Bridge-Hampton. \V. S. P 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 151 

cording to the tenor of our Patten in presence of Hugh Gels- 
ton Job Pierson Justices, Obudiali Rogers chosen Clerk for the 
year ensuing, Abraham Halsey chosen Superviser for the year 
ensuing, Abraham Halsey Josiah Pierson chosen assessors icr 
the year ensuing, Silas Howell chosen Constable John Dains 
chosen Constable for the year ensuing, Henry Howell chosen 
Collector for the year ensuing for 8d per pound, Nathan Hal- 
sey Isaac Post chosen Supervisers for Intestate Estates for the 
year ensuing, Hugh Gelston Esq David Howell Ichabod Sayre 
Nathaniel Plalsey John Howell Abraham Halsey John Mackie 
Theophilus Howell Nathan Halsey Thomas Stephens Josiah 
Peirson Job Pierson chosen Trustees for the year ensuing, 
Abraham Halsey Thomas Cooper Jr chosen overseers of the 
poor for the year ensuing, Thomas Stephen Abraham Halsey 
and Josiah Pierson chosen commissioners for the year ensuing 
Obadiah Rogers and Zachariah Sandford cliosen fence viewers 
for the year ensuing. 

Voted on the above said town meeting day that the Revd 
Mr Silvenus White shall have the liberty and use i of a fifty in 
the Lot No 27 in the South Devision that is at present un- 
known, and that the Revd Mr James Brown shall have the 
use of i of a fifty in the north Division in No 27 lying on the 
back side of Samuel Ludlams mill stone close, Voted also 
that Abner Howell shall have liberty to set up a wind mill in 
tlie street before his shop door. Voted also that the fishing 
at quaog shall be farmed in the manner that north sea hath 
been done. Voted also that no person shall sow any flax or 
ots on the Indian Land 

Atest HUGH GELSTON Justis. 

A true copy per me Obadiah Rogers Clerk.* 

* The above record of town meeting is the last document recorded by Oba- 
diah Eogers, Town Clerk. His tomb stone, standing in South £ni burying 
ground, bears this inscription : "In memory of Capt. Obadiah Rogers, who 
died Oct. Slst, 17So, in the 84th year of his age." W. S. P. 



152 EECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract.] Samuel Hunting enters a fire brand M with 
line across it. April 13 1753 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

Lemuel Piersons ear mark L under right ear, half penny 
under left, slit in end of same April 21 1757. 

Page 221. [Abstract.] Daniel Wick sells to Ephraim 
White J 50 comonage east of Canoe place, price 8.£ 8s 

Recorded by STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

Witness Abraham Cooper Abraham Cooper Jr 

[Abstract.] Sainuel Huntting of Southampton, shop keep- 
er, sells to E])hriam White ^ 50 comonage east of Canoe place, 
price 4:£. Jan 4 1747 

Recorded by STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 

Witnes Hugh Gelstox Samel Gelston. 

Page 222. [Abstract.] Stejihen Bower sells to Ei)hraim 
White ^ 50 in Lot 46 in North Divisi(jn with Ephraim White 
also ^ 50 comonage, price 10<£ 13s April 15 1746 

Wit Stephen Herrick Jonathan Ph^rce 

[Absttact.] Burnet IMiller of East Ham])ton sells to Eph- 
raim White of Southampton one 50 comonage, price 7£ Feb 
11 1746 

Wit Abraham Gardiner Elisha Jones 

Page 223. [Abstract.] James Butler of Branford Ct. son 
and heir at law of Nathaniel Butler of Branford appoints An- 
drew Clark of said town his attorney with power to act in his 
name &c. 

In witnes whereof I have liereunto set my hand and seal 
this 22 day of Sept New Stile A. D. 1752 
Witnes John Russell JAMES BUTLER 

Samuel Rose 
James Foster 
Acknowledged Sept 22 New Stile before 

JOHN RUSSELL 

Branford Ct 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 163 

Nathaniel Harrison Esq and Mr Samuel Rose both aged 
about 50 depose that they had known Natlianiel Butler de- 
ceased to be an inhabitant of Branford for the term of IS years 
last past, and that James Butler is his re2:)utcd eldest son 

Sworn before JOHN RUSSELL Justice 
Sept 22 17-52 
A true copy taken of the original April 4 1753 per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 224. [Abstract.] James Butler* of Branfoi-d Ct sells 
to Stephen Reeves of Southampton a house and home lot t in 
Southampton li acres bounded N by LIugli Gelston E by 
street, S by Stephen Reeves, W by highway that leads to town 
pond, price 152£ 10s April 4 1753 

HUGH GELSTON Judge 
Stephen Rogers Clerk. 
Witnes Stephen Herkick. 



Page 225. [Abstract.] James Foster sells to David Han 
mer my home lot and buildings at head of creek,| 50 acres, 
t)ounded W by highway or Indian land, E by Hackaliah Fos- 
ter, S by Stephen Reeves, North by parsonage land or comon 
land, also 6 acres at Captains neck, bounded W by Samuel 
Cooper, E by highway, N by highway, S by John Mackies. 
also i of Lot IS in the last division in Quogue purchase, 
(probal)ly Canoe place division), also a piece of meadow in 
Sl.'inecock neck at the bottom bounded E by Samuel Howell 

* Sami;el Butler, whose name appears in Southampton. 1698, and after, 
died in 1704, leaving sous Natnaniel and James, wife Sarah, and daugh1e-s 
Martha, Sarah, Amv, and Maiy. The James mentioned above was son of 
Nuthauiel. 

+ This is the present home lot of Dr. David H. Hallock, 

t 'Ihis is probably the farm lately belonging to Ji.mes Sr.yre, at ''Head of 
Cie k.' W. S. P. 



154 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 

W by Abram Howell cleceasetl, N by upland, W by bay, price 
300^ April 27 1752. 

Witnes JosErii Foster Ebexezer Culver. 

Page 226. [Abstract.] Joliii Mitchel Wm Rogers Joseph 
Rogers Thomas Cooper David Cooper owning Lot 21 in 
Great South Division divide as follows, John Mitchel shall 
have for his part i of the lot at the South end and all the 
amendment belonging to said lot, only, three acres is to be 
taken off of said ^ at the north end of it, and the 3 acres is to 
be added to the other two thirds. William & Joseph Rogers 
shall have i of the two thirds and three acres in the middle of 
said lot and joining at South end to John Mitchel, and Thom- 
as & David Cooper shall have the other third at the north end 
next the middle line, and ^ of the three acres taken off of 
Mitchels part at tlie north end, and we agree that the corners 
shall never be altered or moved. June 6 1750. 

[Abstract.] James Cooper sells to Moses Culver i 50 of 
comonage, price 1S<£ Oct 30 1741. 

Page 227. [Abstract.] Elias Howell brand mark a dia- 
mond with stoke each side of it. 1753. 

Silas Plalsey Jr ear mark crop on each ear, slope under each 
ear. 

John Jennings ear mark, crop on each ear, lialf j)enny un- 
der right. 

Wm Jagger ear mark, hollow crop riglit eai', slope upper 
side of left halfpenny under same. 

John Harris ear mark, slit in end of right ear, haly penny 
under same, slope under left. 

Mrs Deborah Parnell ear mark, L and lialf penny under 
riglit ear; 1753. 

Page 228. [Abstract.] David Corwith and wife Sarah, 

sell to Zebulon Halsey * of lot at Cobb, 13 acres* bounded S 

* This is now part of the homestead of Samuel B. Halsey, Esq. W, S. P. 



RECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMl'TOX. loo 

by Zebulon Halseys home lot, E by liighway N & W by "Wm 
Fosters land, price 30^ June 15 1753. 

Page 229. [Abstiact.] James Butler of Branford Ct sells 
to Ste]i)lien Reeves of Southampton a home lot in said town 
bounded E by higliway, S by said Reeves, "West by highway 
by a pond, N by Mr Gelstons home lot IJ acres. See p. 224. 
Wit Samuel Barker John Willford Nathaniel Harrison 

[Abstract.] Nathaniel Howell sells to Stephen Reeves a 
house and home lot* 8 acres, bounded N by Hugh Gelston, W 
by swamp, S by Nathan Herrick, E by town street, 165,£ 
Feb 19 1748 

Page 230. [iVbstract,] Daniel Bowser S(dls to Wm Foster 
32 acres at Littlew^orth, bounded W by Richard Halsey de- 
ceased, S by Benj Foster, E by Stephen Bower and Zebulon 
Halsey, N by highway t price 97^^ April 9 1747. 

Wit Abraham Cook 

Page 231, [Abstract.] Jonah Bower sells to Wm Foster 
,.'r 18 acres at Littlew^orth | bounded W by Wm Foster Jr, N 
by highway, E by highway or lane, S by David Burnet and 
heirs of Josiah Halsey, 56£ May 2 1748. 

Page 232. [Abstract.] Samuel Johnes gives to his son 
William all my land at Cobs pond, bounded S by highway, E 
by John Sayre, and Benj Foster, N by Abigail Halsey, W by 
highway. Also my land at North end of town, bounded S by 
James Cooper, E Joseph Post and Jonathan Peirce, N John 
Jagger and Joseph Post, W by highway § Also my now 

* This the home lots of Capt. Philetus Pierson and Dr. David H. Jlallock. 
t This is now the homestead of Samuel Foster. 
X This is now the land of Ashur M. Boucdict, Esq. 

§ This is now the laud of Capt. Jesse Halsey and Daniel S. Havens, east 
side of North Sea road, north of liailroad. W . S. P. 



I 50 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

dwelling house and barn and home lot,* bounded E by town 
street S Joseph Halseys home lot W by highway N Obadiah 
Johnes also my orchard at Long Springs, bounded S by 
Obadiah Johnes, E Ichabod Sayre, N by Wm Samuel and 
John Jagger W by highway, also J 50 comonage east of Ca- 
noe place, the whole being 72 acres more or less Nov 13 1753 
Wit Obadiah Johnes John Fowler 

Page 233. [Abstract.] Somuel Ludlam gives his son 

Anthony my dwelling house and barn and land adjoining, 

bounded N by highway, E & S by wading place, W by pond 

or creek. Sept 1 1754. 

Wit Elias Petty Wm Ludlam. 

[Abstract.] Samuel Ludlam and wife Mary sell to their 
son Anthony 30 acres at KyUis pond, bounded N by said pond 
E Thomas Sandford S & W common land, also 41 acres at our 
flu-m called millstone farm t bounded E by widow Haines, S 
Ebenezer Edwards, N by the middle line. Nov 21 1753 

Wit Hen PIowell Annanlis Cooper 

Page 234. [Abstract of ear marks.] 

John Sandford L under left ear, slope under right, half pen- 
ny over it. 

Silas Sandford L under right, slope under left, half pemiy 
over it. 

Joseph Russell nick under each ear. 

Mr James Brown slope under right ear and each side of left 

Daniel Howell half penny both sides of both ears. 

Page 235. [Abstract.] David Rose sells to John White 

* Now the home lot of Mrs. Wm. T. Jones. Joseph Halsey's home lot in 
the home lot formerly belonging to Capt. David Chapman. 

t This is probably the farm of Gerardus L. Drake, on the Scuttle Hole ro.d 
to Sag-Harbor, north-east of Noah Halsey's, W. S. P. 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 157 

2 acres at Seponack bounded E & S by Thomas Stephens, W 
& N liighway, -5>£ 12s Sept i.0 1739 

[Abstract.] Wm Jennings sells to Ephraim "White 1 acres 
at mill stone brook, bounded N & W by Jeckomiah Scott, S 
by Ephraim White, E by highway, 20^ Jan 10 1745 

Page 2;36. [Abstract.] Stephen Reeves Iini keeper sells 
to John White 5 acres in Great plain, bounded N by Joseph 
Post, E & S by highways WHugh Gelston, 2S^^ April 12 1753 

Page 237. [Abstract.] Hugh Gelston merchant sells to 
Plenry Howell ^ 50 comonage 29^ April 5 1737. 

Page 238. [Abstract.] Jonah Tarbell sells to Henry 
Howell ^ of my home lot bounded N & W by highways S by 
land I sold to Arthur Howell, E Samuel Howell, price 100=£ 
Feb 20 1754 

[Abstract.] John Pierson sells to Henry Howell all th;,t 
land and orchard I bought of Edward Howell at a place called 
Great Orchard, 9£ Nov 7 1750. 

Page 239. [Abstract.] Arthur Howell sells to Henry 
Howell all my right and title to all the lands that my Grand 
fiither Arthur Howell gave to my uncle Lemuel Howell in his 
will that are in possession of said Henry Howell Feb 7 1754 

Page 240. [Abstract.] John Sayre and Thomas Cooper 
sell to Peter Hildreth J 50 comonage. Quag purchase and the 
first draft of Topping purchase excepted, 4.£ Nov 8 1748 

Page 241. Southampton April 2 1754 at a town meet- 
ing holden on said day to chuse town officers for the year en-p,^ 
suing according to the tenure of our pattent in presence of us 
Hugh Gelston & Job Pierson Justices, Stephen Rogers chosen 
Clerk for the year easuing, Abraham Halsey chosen Supervis- 
er for the year ensuing, Silas Howell & John Dains chosen 
constables for the year ensuing, Abraham Halsey and Josiah 
Pierson chosen assessors for the year ensuing, Zacheus Rose 
chosen collector for the year ensuing, for Sd per pound, Isaac 



I -58 KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMrXOX. 

Post & Nathan Halsey cliosen Supcrvisers of Intestate estates 
for tlie year ensuing, Jedediah Howell John Sayre David 
Howell Elias Howell Abraham Cooper Isaac Post Abraham 
Halsey Job Pierson Nathan Halsey Nathan Pierson Samuel 
Howell, at mecox, & William Johnes chosen trustees for tlie 
3^ear ensuing, Abraham Halsey & Isaac Post chosen overseers 
of poor, Abraham Halsey, Josiah Pierson and Thomas Stephens 
chosen commissioners for the year ensuing, Obadiali Rogers 
and Zachariah Sandfbrd chosen fence viewers for the year 
ensuing. Voted that the trustees shall have the care of the 
fishery at north sea and Quogue to dispose of as they shall 
equal third part of the said 50 and J and 3-8 in lot 17 Canoe 
think fit. 

Atest JOB PIERSON 

HUGH GELSTON 
A true copy of the original per Stephen Rogers Clerk 



[Abstract of ear marks, 175-5] John Jennings Jr, half 
penny each side of left ear, hole in right. 

David Rose Jr, crop on left ear, lialf penny under, L imder 
right, half penny over it. 

Jackson Scott, slope below and above each ear. 

Timothy Howell, slit in end of right ear, two half pennies 
each side of left. 

Jonas Foster, crop and slit on left ear, slope each side of 
Right. 

(Recorded to John S. Foster, March 10, IS 1-3.) 

Thomas Russell, L under each ear. 

Nathan Jagger Jr, hollow crop on right ear, half penny 
each side of left. 

Stephen Rogers Jr, L under left, slope over rigiit, half pen- 
ny under. 

Page 242. [Abstract.] John Haines sells to Thomas 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHASIPTON. 159 

Cooper Jr ^ 50 of Lot 5 J in tlie South Division. In exchange 
Thomas Cooper gives ^ 50 in Lot 43 same division. April 
IS 1754. 

[Abstract of eat marks, 1753-4.] 

John Hudson, L and lialf penny under right, transferred 
from Deborah Parnell. 

Joel Sandford, fire brand Z. 

Thomas Jennings, fire brand T I. 

Cornelius Kussell, ear mark, L under each ear, hole in right 

Southampton June ye 4th 1754 Whereas I being hired by 
John White and AVilliam White his brother to divide a lot of 
wood lai:d lying at tlie canoe place in partnership between 
them, I laid the said lot into four lots begining at the N end 
with No 1 Encreasing Southward to No 4, and No 1 and No 
2 are each 57 poles & ^ on the east side, and No 3 and No 4 
are 5S poles on the E side, and on the west side they are 71 
poles each, as witnes my hand 
Memorandum that John drawed ABRAM HALSEY 

the lots No 1 & No 3 and 

William drew No 2 & No 4. 
The above is a true copy examined per me 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



[Abstract.] Zebulon Peirson, ear mark, L under right, 
half penny over it, half penny under left, slit in end of same. 

Page 243. [Abstract.] John Post and wife Abigail, Wil- 
liam Foster and wife Ireny, Nathan Halsey and wife Expe- 
rience, Israel Halsey and wife Mary, David Woodruff and wife 
Prudence, and Joshua Sayre, liaving several tracts of land in 
partnership as may appear from the will of our father Joshua 
Halsey and j\[artha his wife late deceased, divide as follows. 

The share of John Post and wife is L lot of meadow and 
upland in Ogdens neck, and | of a lot in Assup neck, § of a 



I GO RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTOy. 

lot of meadow on west beach, f of a lot at Quiogiie, -^ 50 of 
comoiiage east of Canoe place, i of lot 40 Great North Divis- 
ion, f of a 50 in lot 40 Great South Devision, ^ of a lot at 
the Good ground, Red Creek division No 13, 5-6 of a 50 of 
meadow on West beach No 1, 8-10 of a 50 in pine Neck No 
20, and the land in lot No 7 Red Crick Division, also the land 
lying against onuck No 4, and all our land in Lot No — in 
Speonk upper Division also in lower. 

William Foster and wife shall have the west part of flying 
point land as it is now fenced, also two lots oi meadow on 
East beach. No 7 & 11, § of Lot 15 in 20 acre (North side) 
division, ^ 50 comonage east of Canoe placf, one 50 in Lot 
No 4 Great North Division, ^ 50 in Lot 40 Great South Di- 
vision. 

Nathaniel Halsey & wife have the east part of Flying Point 
as it is now fenced, one lot of land in Ram pasture with 
amendment No 15, § of a lot in Pine neck up to the road, ^ 
50 comonage east of Canoe place, ^ 50 in Lot 40 Great South 
Division, § of lot 37 Red Creek Division near Tianna, also 
Pine neck amendment of meadow at Red Creek. 

Joshua Sayres part is the lots called Wood Close, and barn 
close, also the home lot with all the buildings, a lot of mead- 
ow at accobog in Long neck, ^ 50 in lot 39 Great North Di- 
vision, f 50 of lots 39 40 Great South Division, ^ lot 13 in 
Red Creek Division at Good ground, i 50 comonage East of 
Canoe place, | of lot in Cedar swamp at Riverhead.* 

David Woodruff and wife have ^ of our right in Montauk, 
and our land at wind mill hill in the 30 acre division, ^ 50 com- 

* Red Creek Division means Canoe Place Division. The home lot is the 
one now owned by Mr. Samuel Eldredge, formerly belonging to Mrs. Fithian, 
who inherited it from her father, Thomas Sayre, who was son of Joshua S., 
the lot lying on the west side of Main street, between Caleb Halsey's home 
1 )t and the home lot of heirs of Septer Jackson. The part of lots .')!) and 40 
Great South Division, is the wood land now owned by heirs of Jonathan Fith- 
ian. Wood close is the farm of Hainiiel Elliston, by Sepon.ick road. " The 
Barn close " is the lot of Win. S. Pulletreau, at First Neck. V.'. S. P. 



KECOPvDS: TOAVX OF SOUTnAMPTOX. 161 

oiiage east of Canoe place, J 50 of lot — in 30 acre division. 

Israel Halsey and wife have ^ of our right at Montauk, ^ 50 
comouage east of Canoe place. ^ of the amendment of land to 
lot '10 Great South Division. 

Signed by all the parties, Nov 6 1754 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 

Wit Abram Halsey Zebui.on Halsey 

[Abstract of ear marks, 1755-6] 

Joseph Albertson, square W cut in end of right ear. 

Isaac Howell Jv, L under left, slit in end of right ear, half 
penny under it. 

Timothy Howell, slit in end of right, 2 half pennies under 
left, half penny over same. 

Zebulon Howell, slit in end of each ear. 

Thomas Scott, crop on left, 2 half pennies upper side of 
right, half penny under it. 

Thomas Jessup, hollow crop on right ear. 

John Woodruff, lialf penny under each ear, L over right. 

Isaac Howell Jr, L under left ear, slit in end of right. 

Ebcnezer White Jr, slojie under riglit ear, half penny over 
same, half penny under left, slit in end of same. 

Page 245. Southampton april ye 30 1755 This is to cer- 
tify that there is a certain peice of wood land in this said tow^n 
lying in the South Great Division in the lot Number 40 of 
which said lot we the subscribers have divided. John Post 
hath drawn No 2 & G, Ichabod Sayre hath drawn No 3 & 4, 
James McCluer hath drawn No 1 & 5 
Witness our hands 

JOHN POST 
JAMES IUcCLUER 
A true copy examined by ICHABOD SAYRE 

SxErHEN Rogers Clerk. 



I 62 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

June 25th 1753. Whereas the lands buildings meadows 
and commonage given to us Daniel Christopher and Obadiah 
Foster by our honoured Father in his last will and Tes- 
tament were not given Separately but in General and to be 
Divided Equally Between us, Now know all men that on 
the Day & year above said we the said Daniel Foster Christo- 
pher Foster & Obadiah Foster Did Divide the said lands 
buildings meadows &c in the following manner, 1 The Build- 
ings the Lands & meadows which is at Quiogue that we have 
within fence, and the half lot in the West side of Quiogue 
bought of Daniel Hedges to be for Daniels part. 2 The house 
barn and lot at Wickapog lying by Capt Rogers on the north 
and Samuel Howell on the east, with the lot of land formerly 
Hezekiah Howells, and the lot that was Abial Cooks with 
the two acres in the lower close at the west end thereof join- 
ing to Hannah Smith on the north side, and a half fifty of 
wood land in the Great South and North Divisions, this for 
Christophers part, 3d, the new house with the lot whereon it 
stands and the wood close lying on the east and South of Dan- 
iel Hildreth land, and the Wickapogue close lying between 
David Howell on the South and Jeremiah Howell on the 
North, and the loer close, when the two acres above said is 
taken out, also one half fifty in the Great South and North 
Division, this for Obadiahs part. 

And we do all engage to stand by each other in the defence 
of the said lands against the claims of any person or persons 
whatsoever. In witnes whereof we have hereunto set our 
hands and seals the day and year above mentioned. 
DANIEL FOSTER 
CHRISTOPHER FOSTER 
In presence of OBADIAH FOSTER 

Stephen Rogers 

This is a true copy of the division recorded by 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 



liECOIJDS; TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTOX. lG-3 

Southampton Ma}- the 7th 1754: At a meeting of the trus- 
tees held at the school house it was ordered by said trustees 
that Mr Nathan Halsey shall have three poles of land laid to 
him by the discretion of Capt Pierson at the side of his lot of 
land near Jesse Hovvells house for conveniency to build upon. 

Per me ISAAC POST 
Mr Stephen Pogers, Sir, Clerk of trustees. 

Please to put this upon record. 

This is a true copy examined per 

STEPHEN EOGEPuS Recorder. 



Page 24G. We the arbitrators as follovveth Abraham Cooj)- 
er Samuel Howell and David Howell being mutually chosen 
by John Haines of the one party, and Thomas Lupton .of the 
other i^arty, concerning a difference about a piece of land that 
lyeth at a place called Cow neck, laid out by Capt Jeckomiah 
Scott and Capt John Howell, being chosen by the Neiglibor- 
hood as may appear more at large by the subscribers of Noi th 
sea, which is by the Return of Said Surveyors five acres and 
ten poles of land the bounds is northerly by Jackson Scott 
and South by Thomas Lupton, Westerly by the highway, and 
we the said arbitrators do award that John Hains shall enjo}^ 
the land peaceably and quietly, and further we do award that 
John Haines shall pay one pound five shillings and sixpence, 
and Thomas Lupton shall pay fifteen shillings and the expense 
of the house for our trouble between them, as witnes our 
hands this tenth day of December 1755. 

ABRAHAM COOPER 
SAMUEL HOWELL 
DAVID HOWELL 
The above is a true copy of the original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 



164 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract.] Abraham Halsey Josiah Peirson Elias Petty 
Henry Howell Maltby Gelston chosen arbitrators between 
Jesse Howell and Lemuel Howell, to decide all difference be- 
tween them concerning the last will and testament of the fa- 
ther of said Jesse Howell and Lemuel Howell, decide as fol- 
lows, Jesse Howell shall have one half of that north side lot 
of land which . by said will is given to him and his brother 
Lemuel, (2) thut Lemuel shall have the ten acres, which by 
said will is said to lie at the south end of Mills lot, and that 
equal half of land and meadow of Quogue purchase east of Ti- 
anna, and also one 50 of comonage, and the negro, also ^ of 
the moveables mentioned in said will, and ^ part of orchard. 
Nov 30 ] 750. [Note — Jesse and Lemuel were sons ot Elisha 
Howell, who died in 1750.] 

Page 247. Southampton April 1st 1755 at a town meet- 
ing held on said day to chuse Town officers for the year ensu- 
ing the freeholders proceed to their choice as followeth, in 
the presence of Hugh Gelston Justice & Job Peirson Jus- 
tice Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year Ensuing, 
Abraham Halsey chosen Supervisor for the year ensuing Silas 
Howell & John Daines chosen constables for the year ensuing 
Abraham Halsey & Josiah Peirson chosen assessors for the 
year ensuing, Zacheus Rose chosen Collector for the year en- 
suing for Sd per pound, Isaac Post & Nathan Halsey chosen 
Supervisers for the Intestate Estates for the 3'ear ensuing, 
Thomas Cooper Samuel Hunting Capt Theophilus Howell 
Nathaniel Halsey Abraham Halsey Capt Thomas Stephens 
Capt Obodiah Rogers David Haines Josiah Pierson Stephen 
Topping Silas Cook William Rogers chosen trustees for the 
year ensuing, Abraham Halsey and Isaac Post chosen overseers 
of the poor for the year ensuing, Josiah Peirson Abraham 
Halsey & Capt Thomas Stephens chosen Commissioners for 
highways for the year ensuing, Ichabod Sayre & Zazhariah 
Sandford chosen fence viewers for the year ensuing. Voted 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 165 

that Joseph Gibbs should have the use & improvement of one 
half acre of land adjoining the house that David Corwith for- 
merly lived in during his natural life and the life of his present 
wife. 

Voted that the trustees shall have the care of the fishery at 
Quogue North sea & meacox to dispose of at their discretion 
for the year ensuing. 

HUGH GELSTON ) , . 

JOB PIEESON j-Jus^ces 

A true copy of the original votes per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



[Abstract of earmarks.] George Herrick, half penn}^ over 
leit ear, slit in end of right. Also another mark left him by 
his fiither, a half penny over left ear. (This mark is recorded 
to Stephen Herrick in Vol. 2, Town Records, page 2S5, thitl> 
er end.) 

Peter Hildreth, crop & slit on right ear, crop on left & half 
penny under it, 1756. 

December 19th 1756 Timothy Howell gave in that some 
time in July 1755 as his son Ezekiel Howell was at play in 
(►/►e street some distance from his house he had the loer part of 
his ear bit off by a mare with a young colt belonging to James 
Herrick. 

Test STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

Page 24S. [Abstract.] Thomas Chatfield of East Hamp- 
ton sells to Elnathan White and John Peirson of Bridge Hamp- 
ton 50 acres in Southampton bounded N by highway, S by 
beach, E by Isaac Sayre deceased, W by Daniel Leek, price 
175£ March 5 1738. 

Wit Cornelius Conkling Jeremiah Conkling. 

Page 249. [Abstract.] The above lot is divided by El- 



I G() RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

natlian White and John Pierson as follows, The division line 
shall be as the fence now runs northward of the middle of the 
lot across from David Toppings land, west to the land of Dan- 
iel Hedges which he bought of Daniel Leek, and he that hath 
the south end next the beach shall have a 2 pole highway on 
the west side to his land. Elnathan White has the north end 
and John Pierson the south end. 

[Abstract.] Nathan Fordham Jr leases to John Foster Jr 
for the term of 999 years a certain parcel of land situate lying 
and being at Sagg Harber, being 60 feet in length and 30 feet 
in breadth, bounded N by the beach, E S W by meadow be- 
longing to said Fordham, the said land is for the building of a 
store house and tan yard, rent one pepper corn il it be law- 
fully demanded. March S 1 756. 

Wit Job Pierson Abraham Eose. 

Acknowledged before JOB PIEFtSON Justice. 

Page 250. [Abstract.] Henry Ludlam sells to the trus- 
tees of the town 68 poles of land* at head of mill pond bound- 
ed North West by highway 13 poles and ^, Southwest by ye 
water. Southeast by land of Henry Ludlam 11^ poles, from 
the said highway to water, price 25 shillings Sept 17 1750 
Witness James Burnet Abram Halsey. 

[Abstract.[ Joab Clark sells to Jackson Scott ^ of a piece 
of meadow in partnership with Samuel Clark my brother, be- 
ing at Northsea at a place called head of lane, bounded W by 
creek, N by John Haines & IJenry Harris, E by Samuel Clark 
and highw^ay, S by heirs of Josepn Hildreth, 4 acres, price 
32<£ April 19 1756 

Wit Obadiaii Joiines Esther Johnes. 

* This is probably the watering place at the head of the poud at the foot of 
the road leadiijg by Darius White's. W. S. P. 



I 



KECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 1G7 

Page 251. [Abstract.] Abner Howell brand, a heart, ear 
mark, slope under right ear, half penny over each ear. ] 757. 

Lemuel Howell, crop & slit on rig] it ear, half penny each 
side of left. 

Elias Foster, fire brand E F 

Joshua Say res brand, I O S 175S 

Page 252. [Abstract.] Jesse Howell & Lemuel Howell 
sell to Stephen Foster 1-5 of a 50 in canoe place division Lot 
12, also one 50 i 3-8 in Lot 17 April 5 1757 

[Abstract.] Stephen Foster sells to Daniel Hildreth one 
equal third part of the said 50 and ^ and f in Lot 17 Canoe 
place division, also sells to Joseph Hildreth ^ of a 50 and J 
and f in Lot 17. April 10 1757. 

(The above documents bear the autographr of Jesse Howell, 
Lemuel Howell and Stephen Foster, signed before Stephen 
Rogers, clerk, w. s. r.) 

James Herrick, brand, F H 

Wm Phillips, ear mark, crop on riglit ear, half penny undtr 
left. 

Christopher Foster Jr, ear mark, crop on left, slope under it 
which mark was given him by his uncle Christopher Foster. 

Page 253. [Abstract.] Peter Hildreth sells to David 
Topping my beach Lot 20 acres, bounded N by lane, E James 
Hand S by beach, W Elnathan Whites and John Piersons 
land (now part of form of Sidney Topping, Sagg.) 120£ 
March 24 1748 

Page 254. [Abstract.] David Howell sells to David Top- 
ping J 50 of comonage, price 8<£ Sept 10 1749. 

Wit Samuel Ludlam Jonathan Peirce 

[Abstract.] Elnathan Topping sells to David Topping ^ 
50 in Lot 9 Great South Division, price 17=£ 10s June 1 1751 

Page 255. [Abstracts.] Elias Halseys ear mark, hollow 
crop on left ear. 



I GS RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTH.UIPTON. 

Obadiah Foster, crop & slit in right, slope each side of left. 

Daniel Brewster, hollow crop on left ear, half penny under 
it, square crop on right. 

Jeremiah Smith, crop & L under right, slit in end of left. 

Daniel Sandford, crop on right ear, half penny over same, 
slope on upper side of left, fire brand " a D and half diamond 
taUed." 

Page 256. [Abstract.] James Haines Jr Hezekiah Bower 
Thomas Sandford Thomas Topping Stephen Topping Silvanus 
Topping David Topping and Daniel Topping, Divide Lot 9 
Great South Division, as follows, James Haines Jr Hezeki;di 
Bower Thomas Sandford and Thomas Topping are to have 
one third part of the whole lot on the east side, and Ste[)hen 
Topping Silvanus Topping and David Topping and Daniel 
Topping are to have f of the lot on west side, with a small 
gore at South end of lot. Thomas Sandford is to have 25 
acres at tlie North end of the east third, coming as for south 
as the old road made use of to go to Sagg harbor in, a little 
Northward of Mr. Nathan Fordhams. Hezekiah Bower is to 
have 4 acres joining the south end of said Sandfords. James 
Haines Jr has 6 acres south of said Bowers. Thomas Top- 
ping has 31 i south of said James Haines, coming to South 
end of said lot. Daniel Topping has the above said gore con- 
taining about 6 acres & ^. Stephen Topping has one 50 and i 
on west side, and some orchard land that lieth eastward. Sil- 
vanus Topping and David Topping have f 50 east ol Stephen 
Toppings and some orchard land that lies eastward, to wliich 
all agree. April 2G 1757.* 

Wit. Tdiotiiy ]\Iathew8 Thomas Howell 

Elias Pelletreau gives in for his ear mark a slope on the 

* Stephen Tojipiug, who died 174(5, left sous Stephen, David. Ehiathan, 
Slivanus and Daniel. W. S. P. 



records: town of SOUTIIAMrTON. 169 

upper side of tlie left ear and a half penny under the same. 
Dec 29 1757. 

Page 257. Southampton March 2S 1757 At the Request 
of the trustees we the commissioners of highways have ascer- 
tained and laid out a highway or open Public road across Pine 
Neck, of 21 poles w4de at the Eastward end. and 16 poles at 
the westward end, Beginning at the brook called Tyana where 
the road is six poles wide on the south side of ye path, and 
fifteen on the North side including the path, and at ye west 
ward end, being the westward side of said Neck it is 4 poles 
wide on the southward side of the path, and 12 on the North- 
ward side, and the lines on each side of the highway Run 
parallel with the cart path saving their inclination. 
Witnes our hands ABRAHAM IIALSEY ) 

TOHMAS STEPHENS } Commisioners 

JOSIAH PEIRSON ) 
A true copy of the original examined and compared per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

[Abstract.] Stephen Foster sells to Daniel Hildreth and 
Elias Pelletreau § of a certain peice of land lying at the south 
end of Lot 36 Great South Division* being 3 acres 37 poles, 
together with the privlege of the water lane, price 6<£ Ss. 
Dec 29 1757. (Autograph of Stephen Foster is attached to 
this.) 

Page 258. I Samuel Jagger of Southampton do sell to 
Steplien Foster of said town for the consideration of three 
pounds, one acre and one third part of an acre of land in the 
lot No 36 in the Great South Division to him the said Stephea 
Foster his heirs and assigns for ever Witnes my hand this 
2d day of Jan 1758. 

SMIUEL JAGGER. 

Witnessed by Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

* This is part of the land lately owned by Barnard Archibald, and is on the 
north end of it, and lately sold to Edward Horton. W. S. P. 



170 KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Memorandum that whereas Samuel Jagger and Stephen 
Foster had interest in the lot No 36 in the Great South Divi- 
sion, and the said lot is sub divided into six lots Beginning 
No 1 at the South end and Increasing northward to No 6, said 
Samuel Jagger and Stephen Foster drew No 1 et No 5 and 
have divided them in the following manner (viz) as far as 9 
acres & i and 21 poles off the south end of No 1 Samuel Jag- 
ger to have f on tlie east side & Stephen Foster ^ on the west 
side. Then as far as 6 acres and 59 poles of ground goes, 
Samuel Jagger is to havo two thirds on the west side of the 
lot, and Steplien Foster to have one third on the east side, 
and the remainder of the Lot No 1 Samuel Jagger is to have 
f on the west side, and Stephen Foster ^ on the east side, also 
said Foster is to have the liberty of a water lane at the south 
end of Jaggers land. Then we proceded to divide the Lot 
No 5 and Samuel Jagger has f lying on the west side and 
Stephen Foster one quarter on the east side, and this to be 
and Remain and is a true copy of our division Witnes our 
hands this 2nd day of Jan 175S. 

SAMUEL JAGGER 
STEPHEN FOSTER 
A true copy examined per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

[Abstracts,] Thomas Rouse, ear mark, slope over left, half 
penny under it, 

Philip Howell, two halfpennies under right ear, (bought of 
Mathew Jagger) 

John White, half penny under each ear, (bought of Sam 
Clark) 

Silas Howell, halfpenny over right, slope under left 175S 

Page 259. [Abstract.] Josiah Pierson sells to John More- 
house ^ 50 throughout town except Quogue Purchase, price 
10^ March 7 1728. 

Wit John Norris Job Pierson. 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 171 

Page 260. [Abstract.] Thomas Pviissell sells to Jackson 
Scott I 50 comonage west of head of creek, price 3<£ 4s Jan 
4 175S. 

Page 261. Southampton April G 1756 At a town meet- 
ing held on said day to chuse town officers fur the year En- r\ 
suing, the freeholders proceed to their choice in tlie presence 
of Hugh Gelston & Job Pierson Justices, Steplien Kogers 
chosen clerk for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey chosen Su- 
perviser for the year ensuing, Silas Howell & John Daines 
chosen Constables for the year ensuing, Abraham Halsey & 
Josiah Pierson chosen assessors for the year ensuing, Zacheus 
Rose chosen collector for the year ensuing for Sd per pound, 
Nathan Halsey and Isaac Post chosen Supervisers for Intestate 
estates for the yeir ensuing, Joseph Post Samuel Jagger Isaac 
Post Abraham Halsey James Haines Nehemiah Sayre Silas 
Halsey Israel Halsey Ehhu Howell Henry Harris Edenezer 
White Jr Abraham Cooper chosen trustees for the year ensu- 
ing, Abram Halsey and Isaac Post chosen overseers of the 
poor for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey Josiah Pierson and 
Thomas Stephens chosen commissioners for highways for the 
year ensuing, Zachariah Sandfoid & Ichabod Sayre chosen 
viewers of fence for the year ensuing. Voted that the trus- 
tees shall have the oversight of the fishery at Quogue North 
sea and elsewhere to dispose of at their discretion. Voted 
that the trustees shall appoint a day to go to look cattle. 
Voted that Benjamen Allen shall have the improvement of one 
rood of land adjoining the west end of his house so long as he 
shall live or reside in the said house and no longer. 

Voted that a piece of land lying on the east side of the path 
going to Sebonack adjoining to Raynors amendment shall be 
for the use of the ministry not exceeding fourteen acres.* 

HUGH GELSTON) . ,. 
JOB PEIRSON ^-Just'Ci-s 

A true copy per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

* This is the piece of wood-land lying on the south side of Sebonac;k lane, 
and lately sold by the trustees of th>^ Presbyterian Church of Southampton to 
Cnpt. Daniel Jagger. Kaynor's amendment was the wood-laud now owned 
by the heirs of John Burnett aud others, sej page L5.J, original. W. S. P. 



172 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Southampton April 5 1757 At a town meeting lioklen on 
said day by the freeholders and comonalty of. said town to 
chuse town officers for tlie year ensuing in tlie presence of Job 
Peirson & Hugh Gelston Justices. Stephen llogfrs chosen 
Clerk for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey chosen Superviser 
for the year ensuing, Silas Howell & John Dains chosen Cons- 
tables for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey and Josiah Pierson 
chosen assessors for the year ensuing, Zacheus Rose cliosen 
collector for the year ensuing for Sd per £, Nathan Halsey & 
Isaac Post chosen Supervisers for Intestate estates for the yetir 
ensuing, Hugh Gelston Job Pierson William Johnes Abram 
Halsey Icliabod Sayre Abram Pierson Nathan Halsey David 
Sandford Obadiah Pogeis Thomas Stephens Thomas Sandford 
Jr David Rose Jr cliosen trustees for the year ensuing, Isaac 
Post & Abram Halsey chosen overseers of the poor for the 
year ensuing, Abram Halsey Thomas Stephens & Josiah Pier- 
son chosen Commissioners for the year ensuing for highways, 
Nathan Halsey & Ichabod Sayre chosen viewers of fence for 
the year ensuing. 

JOB PEIRSON 
HUGH GELSTON 
A true copy examined per Stephen Rogers Clerl' 



Justices 



Page 262. Southampton Aprd 4 175S At a town meet- 
ing on said day by the free holders and comonalty of said 
town to elect town officers for the year ensuing, they i)roceded 
to their choice as followeth in presence of Ilugli Gelston & 
Job Pierson Justices. Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the 
year ensuing, Abraham Halsey chosen Superviser for tlie year 
ensuing, Silas Howell & John Daines chosen Constables fur 
the year ensuing, Zacheus Rose chosen Collector for the year 
ensuing for Sd per ^lound, Abram Halsey & Josiah Pierson 
chosen assessors for the year ensuing, Nathan Halsey & Isaac 



RECORDS; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 173 

Post chosen Supervisers for Intestate estates for the year en- 
sning, Josiah Pierson Daniel Hedges Capt Silas Cook Israel 
Halsey Abram Cooper Abram Halsey Capt John Howell 
Isaac Post David Howell Thomas Cooper Wm Foster and 
Cornelius Halsey chosen trustees for the year ensuing, Abram 
Halsey Capt Thomas Stephens & Josiah P^ierson chosen Com- 
missioners for highways for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey 
& Isaac Post chosen overseers of thy poor for the year ensuing 
Ichabod Sayre & Israel Halsey chosen viewers of fence for 
the year ensuing. 

Voted that the trustees shall agree with Lemuel Howell 
concerning the stream where his mill stands. 

Voted that Jonah Bower Jr shall have three acres of land 

on the nortli side of the Eoad near bever Dam meeting house. 

JOB PIERSON 

HUGH GELSTON 

A true copy examined, Stephen Rogers Clerk, 



Justices. 



I 



[Abstracts.] David Halseys earmark, crop on right ear, 2 
slits end of same, also crop of left ear, 2 slits in end, also crop 
and slope on right ear & two slits in same, also crop and slope 
on left ear, 2 slits in same, also crop of left ear, slope under 
right. 

Bethuel Reeves, slope over left, half penny each side the 
same, half penny over right. 

Abraham Stretton, crop on each ear, L over left. 

Jesse Halsey, slope under right, nick under left, bought of 
John Stanborongh. 

Joshua Sayre, crop on each ear, L over left. ] 758 

Page 2G3. [Abstract.] Steplien Foster sells to Daniel 
Hildreth and EHas PelletreaiT i of a tract containing 9 acres 
off of the South end of Lot 37 Great South Division, lying at 
seven ponds, bounded N by Elias Howell E Samuel Jagger S 



174 records: town of SOUTIIAMrTON. 

by highway W by Capt Obadiah Rogers. (Autograph of 
Stephen Foster attached, signed in presence of Stephen Rog- 
ers.) 

[Abstracts.] Silvanus Jennings ear mark, hole in left ear, 
L under right. 

Stephen Jennings, square crop on each ear, half penny un- 
der right. 

Elias Howell, half jienny over each ear, nick under right. 

Silvanus Halsey, brand, figure 5. 

John Tuthill, ear mark, slit in end of left ear. 

Abraham Rose, slope under right, half penny each side of 
left. 

Page 264. [Abstract.] Samuel Clark sells to Jackson 
Scott ^ of a piece of meadow at Northsea called head of lane, 
bounded N by John Haines and Henry Harris, E by Samuel 
Clark and highway, S common land, E by creek, 32£ March 
11 1757. 

Page 2G5. [Abstract.] William White sells to Zebulon 
Cooper a house and home lot* 1^ acres, bounded N by John 
Halsey, S by Job Sayre, E by town street of Soutliampton, 
W by swamp, price 104^ Oct 27 1756. 

Page 206. [Abstract.] Azariah Horton minister at South 
Hanover Morris Co East New Jersey, sells to Nathan Jagger 
Jr of Southampton a house and home lot f in Southampton, 4 
acres, bounded N and E by Capt John Howell, S by Jedde- 
diah Howell, W by Town Street, price 121^ April 3 1759 

Page 267. [Abstract.] John Jennings sell to Jackson 
Scott a piece of meadow called the In meadow, 4 acres, 
bounded S by island creek, W by water' N Josiah Howell, E 
Samuel Cooper, in exchange for a piece of land at Cedar point 
and 5 fifties in the boat lot, and 3<£ in money April 3 1750. 

* This is uow the home lot of Ed win G. Halsey. 

+ Now the lot ou Town Street, owued by L. U. DeBost, Esq. W. S. P. 



records: to WX of SOUTHAMPTON. 17''5 

Page 26S. Southampton April 3(1 1759. At a town 
mooting holden on said day by the freeholders and comonalty 
of said town to elect town officers for the year ensuing they 
proceded to their choice as followeth in presence of Hugh 
Gelston Justice. Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year 
ensuing, Abraham Halsey Supervisor for the year ensuing, John 
Dains & Silas Howell chosen Constables for the year ensuing, 
Zacheus Rose chosen Collector for the year ensuing for 8d per 
pound, Abraham Halsey and Josiah Peirson chosen assessors 
for the year ensuing, Isaac Post & Nathan Halsey chosen Su- 
pervisors for Intestate estates for tlio year ensuing, Abraham 
Halsey Isaac Post Abram Cooper Obadiah Rogers David How- 
ell Nehemiah Sayre Thomas Cooper Elihu Howell Abraham 
Piorson Nathan Halsey William Rogers Jackson Scott chosen 
trustees for the year ensuing, Abram Halsey & Isaac Post 
chosen overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, Abraham 
Halsey Josiah Piorson & Elias Howell chosen Commissioners 
for liighways for the year ensuing. Ichabod Sayre and Israel 
Halsey chosen viewers of fence for the year ensuing. 

HUGH GELSTON Justice. 

A true copy per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



[Abstract.] Noliemiali Sayre sells to James Herrick ^ of 
Lot 33 North Division Quogue purchase. In exchange for § of 
a 50 in Lot 7 same division. (Autograph of Nehemiah Sayre 
attached, in presence of Stephen Rogers.) Oct 14 1759. 

[Abstract.] James Herrick sells to Nehemiah Sayre § 50 
in Lot 7 North division Quogue purchase. (James Herrick's 
autograph attached, in piosonce of Stephen Rogers.) 

David Howell Jr son of Abner Howell enters ear mark, 
crop on left ear, L under same, 1759. 

Page 269. [Abstract.] Elias Howell sells to Jonas Fos- 
ter a piece of wood land at Poganquoges, being amendment to 



J 76 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMrXON. 

Lot 31 in said neck, also a piece off the east end of the amend- 
ment 30 adjoining the seme, and it is to run up as far west- 
ward as where the fence now stands. In exchange Jonas 
Foster gives two fifties and a half in Lot 29 lying at bottom 
of Pogon Quogue. Peb G 1762. (Autograph of both parties 
attached in presence of Stephen Rogers.) 

At a town meeting held on April the third 1764 b}^ tlie 
freeholders and comonalty of Southampton to chuse Town 
officers for the year ensuing, the freeholders do proceed to 
their choice as followeth in presence of Isaac Post and Thom- 
as Sandford Justices. Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the 
year ensuing, Thomas Cooper Esq chosen Superviser for the 
year ensuing, John Dains and George Herrick chosen Cons- 
tables for the year ensuing, Abram Rose chosen CoUecter for 
the year ensuing for 6d per pound, Isaac Post Esq Thomas 
Sandford Esq David Howell and Capt Job Pierson chosen as- 
sessors for the year ensuing, Jedediah Howell and Israel Hal- 
sey chosen Supervisers for Intestate estates for the year ensu- 
ing, Capt Thomas Stephens Capt Obadiah Rogers Just Abram 
Cooper Justice Isaac Post Just Thomas Cooper David Rose 
Capt Silas Cook Thomas Sandford Esq Ebenezer White Ebe- 
nezer White Esq Capt Stephen Topping and Lieut Henry 
HoweU chosen trustees for the year ensuing. 

Isaac Post Esq and David Halsey chosen overseers of the 
poor for the year ensuing, Henry Howell Wm Jones and Da- 
vid Halsey chosen Commissioners for highways for the year 
ensuing, John White and Israel Halsey chosen viewers of 
fence for the year ensuing. 

ISAAC POST > ^ ,. 

THOMAS SANDFORD 5*^ '^^"^^^• 

A true copy examined per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

Page 270. [Abstract.] Thomas Stephens Nehemian Sayre 



RECORDS: TO WX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 177 

and Cornelius Halsey having right in the upper or North di- 
vision in Quogue })urchase in Lots No 5, 0, 7, S, 9, divide as 
follows, Nehemiah Sayre takes his part off the west side and 
runs the whole length of the lots, and is 17 poles wide at 
Soutli end and 16 at North end. Thomas Stephens takes his 
jjart in two pieces, first beginning at the South end takes a 
piece across the South end joining to Nehemiah Sayre on the 
west, and so extends eastward 41 poles, and is 41 poles on 
the South end and 40 i on the north end, and is 30 poles long 
then leaving a piece for Coi'nelius Halsey of 8:2 poles long and 
40^ poles wide at the soutli end and 40 poles at the north end 
he the said Stephens takes the other piece lying on the East 
side extending to the North end of the lots, and is '24 poles on 
the north end and 24 j)oles and f on the South end. Coi'ne- 
lius Halsey takes his part in two pieces, the 1st being as 
above (to wit) S2 poles long and 40J wide at the South end, 
and 40 poles wide at North end, then the other piece he takes 
lying westward of said Stephens and joining to Nehemiah 
Sayres and is 15 pole ^ on South end and 15 poles at North 
end, also extending to the north end of the lots. 
r The parties have set their hands Nov 15 1759. 

THOMAS STEPHENS 
NEHEMIAH SAYRE 
CORNELIUS HALSEY 
In presence of Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

[Abstracts.] Timothy Halsey Jr, ear mark, crop on right 
ear, L under same, half penny under left (which was his fa- 
ther's) June 4 1 7 86. 

Samuel Hildreth, ear mark, hollow crop on right ear, square 
on left, halfpenny fore side of right. 

Phillip Hildreth, hollow crop on right, half penny under 
same, square crop on left, (entered by Silas Halsey Town 
Clerk, July 6, 1786.) 



178 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 271. [Abstract of eai- marks.] 

Abner Howell, slit in end of left, nick under right, which 
was his fathers mark and recorded to him in old book of Rec- 
ords, page 225. (Recorded to Josiah Howell.) 

Benj Woodruff, two half pennies under left. 

Cornelius Halsey, crop on each ear, L under right, lialf 
penny under left. 

Joseph Marshall, crop on each ear, L under right and over 
left, also brand mark M\I 

John Pierson, fire brand P 

George Herrick, fire brand H 

Zachariah Rogers, ear mark, h(illow crop on left, slope over 
right, half penny under same. 

Jonah Bower Jr, crop & slit on right ear, nick under left. 

Ichabod Sayre, crop and slit on left ear, L under right, 
bought of John Woolly. 

Jesse Jennings, crop on left, L under right. 

Joshua Sayre, crop on right ear, L under both, also crop 
and slit on right, halfpenny under same, crop on left. 

John Jessup Jr, crop on right, half penny under same, slope 
each side of left. 

Simeon Benjamen Babcock, L under left, slope under right, 
half penny over it. 

Hugh Jennings, hole in left, halfpenny each side right. 

Page 272. Samuel Bishop Jr, hollow crop on left, nick 
under same. 

Joseph Goldsmith, slit in end of left. 

James Bishop, L over left ear, half penny under same, half 
penny each side of right. 

Silas Halsey, hollow crop on left. 

Wm Hals(?y, hollow crop on left, slope over right, half pen- 
ny under same. 

Jesse Jennings, hole in left, halfpenny over right, nick un- 
der it. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 179 

Daniel Harris, slope under each, half penay over each. 

John Cook, crop on each, slit in left. Brand I C. 

Abraham Rose, ftre brand, A R. 

Elias Jennings, ear mark, hole in right, half penny un jer 
left. 

John Hudson, hollow crop on left (bought of Silas Halsey) 

Stephen Jagger, crop on right, L under left. 

Doctor Jonathan Havens, slit in end of right, slope under 
Left. 

Joseph Rogers, slope over right, half penny under left. 
(These entered in 17G1.) 

Page 273. [Abstract.] Steplien Peirson sells to Ephraim 
Hildreth ^ of a 50 in Lot 4 canoe place Division, price 12s. 
April 1 17G0. 

Southampton April 1 3 760 at a town meeting held on 
said day by the freeholders and comonalty of said town to 
elect town officers for the year ensuing they proceded to their q 
choice as foUoweth in presence of Hugh Gelston & Job Peir- 
son Justices. Stephen Rogers chosen clerk for the year en- 
suing. Job Pierson cliosen Superviser for the year ensuing, 
George Herrick and John Dains chosen constables for the 
year ensuing, Zacheus Rose chosen Collector for the year en- 
suing, Josiah Peirson and Isaac Post chosen assessors for the 
year ensuing, Jedediah Howell and Israel Halsey chosen Su- 
porvisers for Intestate estates for the year ensuing, Abraham 
Cooper Job Peirson Elihu Howell Wm Rogers Israel Halsey 
Thomas Cooper David Howell Obadiah Rogers Isaac Post 
Wm Foster Jr Nehemiah Sayre and Henry Harris chosen 
trustees for the year ensuing, Isaac Post and David Halsey 
chosen overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, Thomas 
Sandford Jr David Halsey and Elias Howell chosen Commis- 
sioners for highways for the year ensuing, John White and 
Nathan Halsey chosen viewers of fence for the year ensuing. 



ISO RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Voted that the trustees shall farm of the fishery at Qnogue for 
the year ensuing. 



Justices 



HUGH GELSTOX 
JOB PEIRSON 

The above is a true copy of the original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 274. [Abstract.] John Jennings sells to Bethuel 
Reeves cord winder a messuage and tract of land at North sea 
with house barn &c 26 acres* bounded W as the fence now 
runs, N by road or highway, E by road or highway, S by John 
Haines, also a piece of meadow called the pitle lying east 
from said house bounded W by highway, S by John Haines, 
E by creek as the creek now runs, N by water 1^ acres, also 
a lot called boat lot bounded S by fence, W by highway, N 
John Hudson & widow Lane, E by water 1 acre, also the land 
and meadow called conscience point and cedar point bounded 
S & W by road N & E by water, 20 acres, also piece of land 
at Cow neck gate bounded S by highway. West by Scollop 
pond, N & E highway, 9 acres, also a peice of land on Cow 
neck called the west side, bounded E by Henry Hariss, S by 
land of Samuel Jenings, W by cliff, N Thomas Lupton and 
highway 12 acres. 

Deed is signed by John Jennings Mary Jeimings, Elisabeth 
Jenning Jr John Haines, price 30-3^' April 11 1758 

Page 275. [Abstract.] Stephen Jennings sell to Bethuel 
Reeves, shoe maker, ^ acre at N AV corner of said Reeves lot, 
bounded N & S by connnon land, E by said Reeves, W by me, 
Oct 26 1762. 

17SS July 12 Capt Elias Pelletreau gives in his fire brand 
to be this Figure 



* This is the homestead now owned by Mi-. Jeremiah Reeves, at North Sea. 
The "pitle " and "boat lot " are on the east side of road next the creek. 

W. S. P. 



records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. IS I 

Page 27G. [Abstract.] Lemuel Howell sells to Elias Pet- 
ty in}' house and 12 acres of land bounded E by Lemuel How- 
ell, N by Jonah Sandford partly by Timothy Mathews AV by 
Timothy Mathews, S highway, •22o£ Jan 31 175o. 

Page 277. In the name of God Amen I Samuel Butler of 
Southampton in the County of Suffolk on the Island of Nassau 
in the province of New York, being in perfect memory and 
understanding, do make this my last will and testament, First 
I bequeath my soul to God that gave it me and my body after 
dead to a decent burial to tlie Earth from whence it was first 
taken, and for my worldly Estate I dispose of in manner and 
form following. First I do give unto my daugliter Martha ten 
shillings. Sly I do give unto my daughter Sarah ten shillings, 
;Jly I give unto my daugliter Amy ten shillings, 4thly I do 
give unto my daughter Mary ten shilHngs, 5ly I do give unto 
my son Nathaniel ten shillings, Gihly I do give unto my son 
James ten shillings, 7thly I do give unto my daughter Ann 
ten shiUings, all whicli is to be paid by my executrix. Lastly 
I do give unto my well beloved wife Sarah all the rest of my 
estate either movable or immovablehouses and lands that I am 
possessed of here in Southampton to her to sell or dispose of as 
she shall see cause, and I do constitute and appoint my well 
beloved wife Sarah to be my whole and sole Executrix of this 
my last will and testament, to take care and pay all my law- 
ful debts and legacies as are aforementioned. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal in 
Southampton this 25th day of April 1704 declaring this to be 
my last will and testament. 

SAMUEL BUTLER, [l.s.] 
In presence of 

John Maltby 

Job Sayre 

Samuel Cooper. 



1S2 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Secretarys office New York 18 march 1758 a true copy of 
the orighial will in this office examined by me 

GEORGE BANGAR Dep Secretary. 

The above is a exact transcript of an office copy taken per 
STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Whereas complaint having been made to us the Subscribers 
as commissioners with regard to the road leading to millstone 
brook we have laid the road from Samuel Howells corner & 
Ebenezer Culvers corner four rods & ^ wide, through the lane 
called Moses lane, and so to continue as the main road now 
runs until it comes to the North east corner of Samuel Coop- 
ers Jr land, and from thence as the path runs to mill stone 
brook or till it comes into the road from North sea that goes 
over mill stone brook. This done by us the 24 day of May 
Anno Dom, 1771. 

ELIAS COOPER > ^, 
CHARLES white] ^^""^^^•'^^^^^"^••^ 

A true copy Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

Page 278. [Abstract.] James McCluer and wife Abigail 
of Southold sell to John Cook Jr J 50 of commonage, price 
7£ Is Dec 25 1755. 

Witnes David Brown. 

Page 279. Whereas Aaron Burnet obtained a vote of the 
town in the year 1720 to change or shift the highway that 
goes on the north side of his house, to the South side, and did 
appoint Theophilus Howell and Hezekiah Howell to measure 
the said highway, and to lay out the other on the South side 
of his house which they did on the twenty fourth day of No- 
vember in the year above written. Now we tlie subscribers 
commissioners for this present year do ratify and confirm the 



records: TOWX of SOUTHAMPTON. 1S3 

highway as the above named Tlieophihis and Hezekiah How- 
ell did lay it out unto him the said Burnet, which highway is 
recorded in the old book of Records in page 628, Reference 
thereunto may be had. Given under our hands this 14th day 
of June 1761. 

ELIAS HOWELL 
CORNELIUS HALSEY 

I The above referred to as " old book of Records page 62S " 
is the book H of deeds, an abstract of the entry there is given 
below, w. s. p. 

[We have measured out that on the north side of his house 
and there is 5 acres and 20 poles, we began at the west side 
of ye well and run ten poles west, and North 30 jjoles to his 
north lot fence, and then east till it comes into ye other high- 
way, then we began at the south side of the well and laid the 
highway at the entering in to the southward 9 poles and 3 
feet, and so it runs straight to Whites norwest corner and cuts 
off IS poles of Whites lot, then we run from the southwest 
corner of the highway east to Heni^^ Ludlams fence leaving 
liim a large highway to his land, then northward by Whites 
lot up to the old highway.] 



Southampton May 12 1775 Wee George Herrick David 
Howell & William Rogers Commissioners being desired to 
examine a highway from Ogdens Creek to Assup neck, we 
laid a highway across Capt Rogers land lying South east ward 
of the little Blacksmith shop to Capt Stephens land, and then 
across his land to the higliway coming from Ogdens Creek 
above said. Note we laid the highway two rods wide. 
Witnes our hands 

GEORGE HERRICK ) 

DAVID HOWELL > Commissioners 

WILLIAM ROGERS S 



184 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Soutliampton March 17tli 1769 We the subscribed De- 
sired the Commissioners of Southampton to change the high- 
way wnth us the proprietors ofQuogue neck against said neck 
and we have allowed them to record the same eight rods wide 
part on our land, the commissioners as they record will show 
by their direction to the Town Clerk, by us 

THOMAS COOPER 
TPJOMAS STEVENS 
THOI\IAS JESSUP 



From Cuddings Creek to the N-E corner of Deacon Thomas 
Coopers house is E 17 *^ S, from Deacon Coopers to three 
feet north of Thomas Jessups house is E 3S ® S, from tlience 
to Quogue lane is E 21 "-' S, also we lay down for Thomas 
Cooper joining to the neck, fence Northwest of his yard to 
make his complement of land four rods wide, from his fence to 
the neck, & five rods long to Josiah Howells pitle bars. 

John Halsey desiring the same favour we have laid the 

highway of four poles^ide from the Southwest corner of 

Capt Obadiah Rogers house to the Northeast corner of said 

Halspys, and to continue the highway of eight rods wide 

against Quogue neck as is E 46 S. 

This done by us 

WILLIAIM JONES ) ^, 

DAVID HALSEY \ Co'^^^iissioners 

A true copy of the original examined by 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 2S0. [Abstract of ear marks.] 
Wm Rogers, slope over right ear, half ])enny over left. 
Joseph Rogers, slope over right, half penny nnder lell, slit 
in same. 



EECOKDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 1S5 

Elias Rogers, (mark belonging to Wm Jagger recorded by 
mistake. 

Silvaniis Steward, slope over each ear, half penny under 
left, which was his father's Morehouse's mark and stands re- 
corded to him on Town book of Records page 225. 

[Same mark recorded to John Morehouse, Vol. II Records, 
page 225. w. s. p.] 

Theophilus Howell Jr, crop on right ear, slope under left, 
halfpenny over it. 

Jeremiah Halsey Jr, hollow crop on right, slope under left, 
halfpenny over it, Dec 17G1 

Henry Harris Jr, two half pennies under riglit ear, slit in 
end of same, half penny over it. 

Jesse Culver, crop on right ear, L over loft, which he had 
of his uncle Jonathan Calver. 

Joseph Russell, L under each ear. 

Samuel Halsey, L under left ear, half penny over it. 

Dr. William Smith,* a crop on right ear, half penny upper 
side of same, also his fire brand W S Feb 16 1762. 

Daniel Haines, crop on left, half penny over same, slope 
over right. 

Page 2S1. Thomas Stephens Jr, crop and two slits on left 
ear. May 5 17()2 

Si his Steward, hole in right ear, halfpenny under same. 

Elias Cooper, fire brand E C, also his ear mark, half penny 
each side of right ear, sama un;br left. 

]\[oses Rose, nick under each ear, brand M R. 

David Pierson Jr, hollow crop on left, half penny each side 
right. 

Elisha Howell, slope over left and under right ear. 

Joseph Goldsmith, slope under right, hole in left, crop on 
same, hole in right. 

* Dr. Wm Smith WAS sou of Nithiniel Smith of Moriches. la 1759 his 
father parch isid for him the homestead of Capt. Jeckomiah Scott, (formerly 
Joshua Barnes,) uow owned by Wm. S. Pelletreau. S. P. 



186 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Daniel Hedges, crop on right, L under same, slope under 
left. 

Samuel Foster, crop on left, half penny each side the same, 
slit in right, 1762. 

Edmond Perry, hollow crop on right, nick over same. 

Wm Jones, half penny over right, each side of left. 

Joseph Post Jr, crop on left, L under same, which he bought 
of David Howell son of Abner Howell. 

Mathew Jaggar Jr, crop on right, L under left. 

Samuel Halsey, L under left. 

Jonathan Halsey, crop on left, half penny under same, slope 
under right. 

Page 2S2. Lemuel Wick, crop on each ear, L under left, 
brand L W. 

Stephen Rose, L under right, half penny over same. 

Elias Foster, slit in right, half penny under each. 

John Woodruff", halfpenny under each ear and over right. 

Jedediah Peirson, slope each side of right, under left, half 
penny over same. 

Stephen Hedges, crop on right, L under same, slope under 
left and over same. 

Philip Howell, fire brand P X. 

Josiah Halsey, hollow crop on left, slope over right, nick 
under same. 

Jeremiah Post, L over right, slope over left. 

Samuel Peirson Jr, hollow crop on lelt, hole in same, half 
penny under right, 1764. 

Samuel Jones Jr* fire brand, an equilateral triangle. 

Ezekiel Howell, two halfpennies under each, one over left. 

Daniel Howell, slope both sides left ear, slope under right, 
which mark he bought of Josiah Stanborough, and stands re- 
corded to Stanboroughs son Josiah. 

* It will be noticed that about this date the name •' Johnes" is changed to 
its modern form. W. S. P. 



KECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. IS7 

John Harris enters brand mark. 

Paul Halsey, a crop and slit on right car, half penny each 
side of left, bought of Lemuel Howell. 

David Halsey, grandson of Thomas Halsey deceased, half 
penny under left hole, slit under right. 

Josepli Post Jr, crop on each ear, hole through each. 

Mathevv Howell, brand M X. 

Page 2S3. Zophar Cooper, hollow crop on right, half 
penny over left, slit in same. 

Joshua Rogers, L under left, slope over right. 

Paul Halsey, brand P H. 

Nathaniel Jessup, crop and slit on right, slope each side of 
left. 

Samuel Jones Jr, hollow crop on left, slit in right. 
^ Daniel Hildreth Jr, hollow crop on right, sqiuire crop on 
left, half penny under same. 

Joseph Hildreth, hollow crop on right, square crop on left, 
halfpenny over it. 

Shadrah Hildreth, hollow^ crop on right, square crop on left, 
nick under it. 

Geo. Harris Jr, halfpenny eacli side of right ear, slope over 
same. 

Joseph Post Jr, crop on each ear, hole in right. 

John Rose, crop on left, halfpenny under same, L and nick 
under rigiit. 

Elias Rogers, hollow crop on h'ft, half penny under same, 
slope over right. 

Stephen Rogers records his own ear mark, which he liad of 
Gersliani Culver, halt penny over riglit ear, nick under left. 

Henry Sandford, slope over each ear, halfpenny under each 
and over right. 

Page 2S4. Jonathan Howell, crop on right ear, two slits 
in same, L under left. 

Jonathan Halsey, crop on left, 2 slits in same, L under right. 
(This mark sold to Moses Phillips, 17S7) 



I 



ISS records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

Joseph Goodale, fire brand, IXG, ear mark, half penny over 
right, nick under left, (bought of Stephen Rogers.) 

Abraham Fordham, crop and slit of right ear, half penny 
over same. 

John Jennings, crop on each ear, nick under right. 

Zebulon Halsey, slit in end of left, hole slit under right, 
slojie over it. 

David Woodruff', slope under right, nick under left, bought 
of Jesse llalsey. 

Samuel Howell of Mecox, fire brand S H. 

David Burnet, crop on left, 2 halfpennies under same, half 
penny under right. 

Paul Pierson, L under left, halfpenny over same, slope un- 
der right. 

Page 2S5. Ebenezer Culver, firebrand C C 17GG ear mark 
square crop on end of right, which mark was his grandfathers 
and his fathers. (Same mark recorded to Gersham Culver 
1674, Vol. 2, Records.) 

Jeremiah llov^^ell, fire brand M H. 

David Reeves, fire brand D. 

Ichabod Sayre Jr, fire brand (diamond crossed) 

Elias Woodrufl^, halfpenny un.ier left, L over right. 

Tliomas Scott Jr, slit in left, L over right, brand T S. 

Timothy Peirson, crop on right, L under it, hollow crop on 
left. 

Joseph Post Jr, brand I O P 

Ste])hen Rogers, fire brand R. 

Samuel Jones Jr, crop on eacli ear, hole in each, bouglit of 
Joseph Post Jr. 

Joseph Post Jr, crop on riglit, L under same, brand I P. 

Jesse Halsey, crop and slit on left, L over right. 

John Lo})er, hollow crop on right, half penny under same, 
and each side of left, brand J L 



RECORDS : TOWN OF S0UTIIA5IPT0X. ] S9 

Page 28(5. [Abstract.] Jackson Scott and Elias Pelletrne 
having a lot at head of creek in partnersliip divide tiie same 
it being IG acres and G rods, it is divided by David Halsey 
and Stephen Rogers into two equal parts north and south, and 
Jackson Scott gave Elias Pelletrue eight pounds for the choice 
and took the nortli side, which is to be to him and his heirs 
and assigns, and Elias Pelletrue is to have the south part. 
March 2o 17G]. 

That whereas we Josiali Pierson and Thomas Sandford be- 
ing Elected and chosen by the trustees of the town of Soutii- 
ampton to lay out or lot a certain tract of land lying near to 
Sagg harbour, called the twelve acres, at our Discretion, and 
pursuant to the trust rej^oscd in us and the power by the trus- 
tees given us we proceded in the following method. We laid 
out a highway of two poles wide upon the South side of the 
twelve acres, joining to the great Division. We laid out a 
highway of two poles wide from the Southwest Corner of the 12 
acres to the highway that goes from Sagg harbour to South- 
ampton, then we began at the north side of the 12 acres be- 
tween the highway that goes from Sagg harbour to Southamp- 
ton and the highway tiiat goes from Sagg harbour to Sagg 
where we laid out the lot No 1 which is 1 L poles wide but- 
ting upon both of the said highvi^ays, No 2 is Southward of 
No 1 joining to the same and is G poles wide at each end but- 
Page 2S7] ting on said Iiighways, No 3 is Southward & join- 
ing to No 2 and is 5 poles wide at each end butting on said 
highways. No 4 is southward of No 3 joining to the same and 
buts on the westerly end 3 poles on the highway, and -5 poles 
on the Easterly side of the Lot No 5 and is 1 poles wide at the 
East end. No 5* is six poles wirle at the north west end but 

* From a d^ed ia possession of Eloazar Latham, Esq., we leara " Bradock 
Coi-y hath purchased a number of fifties in Lot 7, 12 acre division, and John 
nui-ll)urt hath tjnrchnsed Lot '>, adjoining, and built a house upon it. Aug. 
17, ]7'.)(i." This house stood ou the site of the present residence of Mrs. Lob- 
stein, south sida of Union street, and wit'.iin a few rod.i of the corner of Mtia 
street. The residence of Stephau B. French, Es]., also stands ou Lot No o. 
For the south boundary of the 12 acre Division see page 74. W. S. P. 



190 RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUXnAMPTON. 

ting on the liigbway, and is to the westward of Xo 4 and No 

7 joining to the same and is S poles wide at, the south end, 
No 6 is at the Southwest corner of the 12 acres lying to the 
highway on the south and west and north, and is about 7 
poles and 3 feet wide at the north west end and G poles wide 
at the South end. No 7 is eastward of No 5 and Southward 
of No 4 and is about 14 poles wide at the westerly end and 
about 10 poles at the east end butting on the highway. No 

8 is eastward of the highway that goes from Sagg harbour to 
Sagg and lyeth on the north side of the 12 acres and is 3 poles 
and half wide at the west end butting on the highway and 2 
poles i at the east end butting on the highway that is betwen 
Southampton and East Hampton. No 9 is Southward and 
joining to No 8 and is 3 poles and ^ wide at the west end and 
2 poles and ^ at the east end butting on said liighway. No 
10 is Southward and joiniag to No 9 and is 8 poles and ^ at 
west end and 2 poles and ^ at the east end. No 11 is South- 
wnrd and joining to No 10 and is 3 poles & ^ wide at the 
west end and 2 poles and J at the east end. No 12 is south- 
ward of No 11 joining to the same and is 3 poles & ^ wide at 
the west end and 2 jjoles and ^ at the east end. No 13 is 
Southward and joining to No ]2 and is 4 poles wide at the 
west end and 2 poles and ^ at the east. No 14 is Southward 
and joining to No 13 and is 4 poles wide at the west end and 
2 poles & ^ at the east end. No 1-5 is to the Southward and 
joining to No 14 and is about S poles wide at the west end 
and about 2 poles and ^ at the east end. No 16 lyeth on the 
north west side of the highway that goes from Sagg harbour to 
Southampton and is 4 poles wide butting on said highwa}-, 
and trom the easier most of said corners to a post marked 
with No 1(), and from thence upon a square line 7 poles & i 
wide including all the land to the north west. No 17 lyeth 
to the Southwest of No IG joining to the same and is G jioles 
wide at the front or highway and 10 poles wide at the west 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



191 



end in the line between the 12 acres and the Great Division, 
and all the Remainder of the land that lyeth to the Southward 
of No 17 the north west side of the highway we lay out as 
amendments to the lots No 5 & No G. 

This is the return of our work, given under our hands this 
thirtieth day of November and the year of our Lord 1761 

JOSIAH PEIRSON 
THOMAS SANDFORD 
The above is a true copy of the original return 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 2SS. At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Meet- 
ing House by an adjournment it is ordered by said Trustees 
that the Lots of land laid out at Sagg harbour which is called 
the twelve acres shall be immediately drawn, and is as fol- 
loweth, 



N 



fifties 


fifties 


1 James Foster 2 


2-5 


ford deceased 


1 


The heirs of Jon-ih- 




Jesse Howell 


I 


Rogers deceased 


2^ 


Lemuel Howell 


1 


The heirs of Jeremiah 




Elisha Howell 


n < 


Halsey deceased 


3-5 


Henry Pierscn 


1 


Thomas Topping 


i^ 


To the heirs of John 




Nathan Norris 


i 


Topping deceased 


1 


The heirs or assigns of 




9 John Cook 


U 


Samuel Jennings 


s 






Silas Halsey 


i 


No 3 Josiah Peirson 


1 


David Woodruff 


s 


Tlieop Howell Jr for 




The heirs of Samuel 




his father & uncle 


3i 


Woodruff 


* 


The heirs of Abram 


1 


The heirs of Timothy 




Halsey deed 11-5 1 


-10 " 


Woodruff 


i 


Tlio Sandford U 1-5 






Burnet Miller 


f 


2 Jonah Sandford 


u 


David Hand 


1 



Silas Sandford grand- 
son to Tho Sand- 



No 4 James Foster 



192 



EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



No 5 Edward Plowell 
John ]\Ioreliouse 
Henry Howell 
Elias Cook 
Daniel More 
Joel Sandford 
David Topping 
James Hildreth 
Samuel Howell 

No James Foster 

No 7 Abraham Cooper 
Elisiia Howell 
Joshua Howell 
James Haines 
AVid :Mehetable Mackie 
Tlie heirs of Tho Lup- 

ton deceased 
The heirs of Daniel 

Halsey deceased 
Jeremiah Howell 
Joseph Burnet 
William Foster 
Cornelius Halsey 
The heirs of Jeremiah 

J agger 
Elisha Halsey 
Henry Ludlam 



fifties 
1 

1 



fifties 
9 



9 

i 



No S Thomas Cooper i 

John Kussell -| 

Capt Tliomas Stephens 1 h 



Samuel Ludlam 
Zebediah Osborn 
Capt Silas Cook 
Jonathan Hedges 
IMatliew Jagger 
Ichabod Sayre 
Samuel IJishop 



No 9 James Foster 

No 10 The heirs of Jus- 
tice Josiah Howell 1^ 
9 Samuel Jagger 1 

Hugh Raynor 1 

Jolm Bishop ; 

John Haines i 

Capt John Post & bro 2 
Capt Post i 

John Jagger i 

Elias Foster ^ 

The heirs of Stephen 

Kempton I 

William Jones j 

No 1 1 James Foster 9 

No 12 Tlie heirs of Sam- 
uel Russell deceased 9 
9 
No 13 James Foster 9 



f 
i 

H 

n 

2 



No 1 1 Israel Halsey 
Zeb'don Halsey 
The heirs of Henry 

Halsey 
Obadiah Jones 
Samuel Howell ye 3d 
Al)ram Rose 
The lieirs or assigns of 

Jonathan Cook 
Jeckomiah Scott 
Jackson Scott 
^ John ChatHeid 

The heirs or assigns of 

John Hildreth" 
The heirs of John Flint 



RECOL'DS : TO\VN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



193 



fifties 

No J -5 Silas liowell 1 

David Howell If 

David Rose f 

Thomas Jessup 1-^ 
Neliemiali Sayie and 

brother f 

Joseph kSavre i 

Daniel llildreth I 

Thomas Scott ] 

Elias Pellotreau ^ 

Capt John Howell 1^ 

No 16 John Sandford 1 1-5 f 
Edward Topping 7-8 

The heirs of Chris 

Liipton deceased 4-5 
David Carwithy & ye 
heirs of Caleb Carwitiiy f 
David Cook i 

Jeremy Halsey & ye 

heirs of N Halsey 



fifties 
& Eli Halsey 2^ 1-G 
The heirs or assigns of 
Jonathan Smith ^ 1-12 
Hackaliah Foster ^ 

The heirs of Ephraim 
I White deed 1 

Thomas Jennings ^ 

No 17 The iieirs of Sam- 
uel Russell deed 1 2-5 ^ 
The heirs of or assigns 

Jonathan Raynor 1^ 
Tlie assigns of Samuel 

Ludlam i i 

Joseph Burnet ^ 

Elisha Howell ^ 

Judge Gelston ^ 

Joseph Post ^ 

Isaac Post Esq ^ 

The remainder unknown. 



The above is a true copy of the original Draught examined 
per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 291. Southampton June 13 1755. Whereas Mr 
Aaron Burnet of the East Jersey and Mr David Hand and Mr 
Joseph Rogers of Bridge Hampton having a debate concern- 
ing a piece of land lying in Southampton called four acres, 
also a house and well upon said land bounded south by the 
highway, E by Jeremiah Culver, whereas we Job Pierson 
Abraham Halsey and Maltby Gelston being by each of said 
parties chosen Elected to award order judge and determine of 
upon concerning said premises after having considered the 
matter laid before us we do award order judge and determine 
as followeth viz, that the afore said land belongs to Mr David 



194 EECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Hand and Joseph Rogers and the dwelling house and well to 
Mr Aaron Burnet Jr which stands upon said land and he the 
said Aaron Burnet Jr shall have liberty or right to move otl' 
or disjjose of the said house and well at any time within one 
year after the decease of Hannah Leek wife of Ichabod Leek 
of East Hampton 

As witness our hands JOB PEIRSON 

ABRA]\[ HALSEY 
MALTBY GELSTON 



September IG 17G2 Whereas the highway fi'om Sagg Har- 
bor to North sea is not so convenient as might be where it 
was laid round the North east corner of David Rogers lot at 
Noyack No 23 in the 20 acre Division, therefore the Trustees 
with consent of the commissioners have laid it across the Siiid 
corner above mentioned, which takes off five poles at the east 
side of the lot, and extends westward 37 poles & there makes 
a point into the highway again, and as an equivelent for the 
land thus laid into highway, there is laid to David Rogers 92 
poles of land adjoining to the North side of this liighway with 
which he acknowledges himself fully satisfied and content. 

DAVID HAND 
ISRAEL HALSEY 



And at the same time sold to WiUiam Rogers and Zacliariah 
Rogers for the sum of ten shillings a tract of land at Noyack 
which was laid in a highway of two poles wide at tiie north 
end of the Lot No 36 in the twenty acre Division running west 
ward down to the meadow to be to them and theirs forever 

The above is a true copy of the original Examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAIIPTON. 1 95 

Page 292. [Abstract.] Aitluir Howell sells to Nathan 
Halse}^ the ^ part of a tract of land at tlie south part of a tract 
Of land at the South part of Meacox (95 acres) bounded W by 
Elias Cook and highway, E by creek, N by Thomas Cooper, 
S by creek, also ^ part of all my lands in Southampton & East 
Hampton except my house and home lot, price .£375 July 
]S 17G0. 

Wit j\rALTBY Gelstox David Corwith 

Page 293. [Abstract.] Whereas John Mitchel Nathan 
Halsey Maltby Gelston and David Corwith have bought of 
Arthur Howell a neck of land at Meacox they divide as fol- 
lows, John jMitchel has 21 acres at the north end bounded N 
by Tiiomas Cooper, E by water, W by highway, S by Nathan 
Ha]se3\ Nathan Halsey has 21 acres bounded S by David 
Corwithe, E by watei-, W by highway, N by John Mitchel. 
Maltby Gelstou has 27 acres at the lower end next to the bay 
bounded W by Elias Cook & highway, N by David Corwith, 
E by water. David Corwithe has 21 acres bounded N by 
Nathan Halsey, S by ]\Ialtby Gelston, E by water, W by liigli- 
way. To this all agree and sign and seal the same Sept 4 
1712. 

[return OF ACCABOGUE DIVISION, QUOGUE PURBIIASE,] r. 

That whereas we Elislia Howell and Thomas Sandford being'' 
elected and chosen by the trustees of the town of Southamp- 
ton to lay out or lot a certain tract of land in Quogue pur- 
chase at our discretion, and pursuant to the trust reposed in 
us and the power by the trustees given us we proceded in the 
following method. Beginning at the going over at Red creek, 
and going Southwardly to a pine tree standing at the South- 
ermost part of Red creek pond about one pole and half from 
the pond marked on four sides, and from thence upon a west 
line to the path that goes from the head of the River to Quogue 



J 96 UECOKDS : TOWN OF SOUTHA:\rPTON. 

Page 294] and from thcoce along the road or highway to a 
stake fixed and standing near to John Albertsons, and from 
thence to Red creek, then beginning at the said Red creek 
pond went four hundred & 10 poles upon the said west line, 
and from thence on a straight line across to Birch brook where 
we began witli the Lot No 1 and made it 39 poles at the 
North end & 56 poles at the South end, the Lot No 2 is west 
ward and joining to No 1 and is 25 poles at the North end & 

49 poles at the south end, the Lot No 3 is westwai-d and join- 
ing to the Lot No 2 and is 2S poles wdde at tlie north end & 

50 poles at the south end, the Lot No 4 is westward and join- 
ing to No 3 and is 32 poles at the north end and 39 poles wide 
at the south end. No 5 is westward and joining to th<! Lot No 
4 and is 31 poles & i wide at tiie north end and 3S at the 
south end, the Lot No is westwai'd and joining to No 5 and 
is 29 poles & ^ wide at the north end and 30 poles at tlie 
south end, the Lot No 7 is westward and joining to No G and 
is 49 poles wide at the north end and 30 poles at the south 
end. the lot No 8 is westward an<l joining to the Lot No 7 
and is 22 poles at the north end and 2G poles at the South 
end, the Lot No 9 is westward and joining to No S and is 14 
poles at the nortii end and is 15 poles and ^ at the south end, 
The Lot No 10 is westwai'd and joining to No 9 and is 10 
poles wide at the north end and 15 poles and i at the south 
end. No .11 is westward and joining to No 10 and is 10 poles 
and ^ at the north end and J 5 poles at tlie south end. No 12 
is westwaad and joining to No il and is 17 poles wide at the 
north <Mid and 11 poles at the south end. No 13 is westward 
and joining to No 12 and is 16 poles wide at the north end 
and 12 poles at the south end. The Lot No 14 is westward 
and joining to No ]3 and is 15 poles wide at the north end 
and 11 poles at the south end, No 15 is westward and joining 
to the lot No 14 and is 14 poles wide at the nortli end and 1 1 
poles at the south end, No 16 is westward and joining to No 



RECOKDS: TOWX OF SOUTIIAMrXON. 197 

15 and is 15 poles wide at the north end and 11 poles at the 
south eijd, and westward of the lot No IG we lay out a piece 
of land for to s^U 40 poles wide at each end, and joining to 
that westward is the Lot No 17 and is IG poles wide at the 
north end and 3 2 poles and ^ at the south end, the Lot No 18 
is westward of the Lot No 17 and joining to the same and is 

16 poles wide at tne north end and 11 poles wide at the south 
end, the Lot No 19 is westward and joining to the Lot No IS 
and is 13 & J poles wide at the north end and 11 poles and f 
at the south end, The lot No 20 is westward and joining to 
tlie lot No 19 and is 15 poles wide at the north end and 11 
])oles at the south end. The Lot No 21 is westward and join- 
ing to the Lot No 20 and is 14 poles wide at the north end 
and 11 poles f at the south end. The Lot No 22 is westward 
and joining to the Lot No 21 and is 1 7 poles wide at the 
north end and I I poles wide at the south end, The lot No 23 
is westward and joining to No 22 and is 43 poles wide at the 
north end and 12 poles wide at the south end, Tlie Lot No 24 
is westward and joining to tlie Lot N 23 and is 42 poles at the 
north end and 1 1 poles wide at the south end. The Lot No 25 
is westward and joining to the Lot No 24 and is 34 poles wide 
at the north end and 10 poles wide at the south end, The Lot 
No 2G is westward and joining to the Lot No 25 and is 25 
poles wide at the north end and 13 poles at the south end. 

Then we proceded and laid out 2G amendments to the above 
said 2G Lots, Beginning at Red Creek we laid out the amend- 
ment No 1 which is 94 poles wide at the north end and 45 at 
the south end, which we put to the Lot 18. The amendment 
No 2 is westward and joining to the amendment No 1 and is 
71 poles wide at the north end and 50 poles wide at the south 
end, which we put to the Lot No 19. The amendment No 3 
is westward of the amendment No 2 and joining to the same 
and is G3 poles wide at the north end and 58 poles wide at 
the south end which we laid to the lot No 17. 



] 98 RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 

(To prevent the unnecessary repetition of the original we 
will here state that each amendment is westward ot" and join- 
ing the preceeding No. w. s. p.) 

Page 29-5. Amendment No 4 is G3 poles wide at the north 
end and 45 j^oles wide at the south end which we put to Lot 
No 14. Amendment No 5 is 32 poles wide at north end and 
44 at south end which we put to Lot No 24. Amendment No 
6 is 32 poles wide at north end and 32 poles wide at south 
end wnich we put to Lot 20. Amendment No 7 is 32 poles 
wide at north end and 20 poles wide at south end which we 
put to Lot 21. Amendment No S is 39 poles wide at the 
north end and 33 poles wide at south end which we put to 
Lot No 22. Amendment No 9 is 45 poles wide at north end 
and 22 poles wide at south end which we put to Lot IG. 
Amendment No 10 is 50 poles wide at north end and 22 poles 
wide at south end, pat to Lot 15. Amendment No 11 is 40 
poles wide at north end and 22 at south end put to Lot 23. 
Amendment No J 2 is 46 poles wide at north end and 17 poise 
at south end put to Lot No 1. Amendment No 13 is 16 poles 
wide at north end and 20 poles wide at south end put tj Lot 
No 2G. Amendment No 14 is 17^ poles wide at north end 
and 20 poles wide at south end put to Lot No 2. Amend- 
ment No 15 is 17 poles wide at north end and 24 poles at 
south end put to Lot No 3. Amendment No 16 is 19 poles 
wide at north end and 23 poles at south end 2)ut to Lot No 4. 
Amendment No 17 is 19 poles wide at north end and 23 at 
Sijuth end put to Lot No 5. Amendment No IS is IG poles 
wide at north end and 22 poles at south end put to Lot G. 
Amendment No 10 is 21 poles wide at north end and 20 poles 
at south end put to Lot 7. Amendment No 20 is 20 poles 
wide at north end and about 19 poles wide at south end to 
the path that goes from the head of the River to Quogue, 
which we put to Lot No S. Amendment No 21 is 17^ poles 
wide at north end and 7G poles wide along the above said 



RECOL'DS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. ] 99 

path at the south end, which we put to the Lot N o 9. 
Amendment No 22 is 17 poles wide at the north end and 75 
poles along the path at the south end put to Lot 10. Amend- 
ment No 23 is 46 poles wide at north end and 147 poles 
along the path at south ejid put to Lot 11. Amendment No 
Page 297] 24 is 71 poles at north end and 16S poles along 
the path at south end put to Lot i.2. Amendment No 25 is 
So poles wide at nortli end and 109 poles along the path at 
south end put to Lot 13. Amendment No 26 is about 230 
poles at north end and from the northwest corner to the south 
east corner is about 320 poles which we put to Lot No 25. 

And as the width of the above said lots are given and 
amendments, it is to be understood to be as the path goes, 
and it is further ordered and agreed on by us the layers out 
tliat the Pioprietors in Quogue purchase shall have free liber- 
ty at all times hereafter to dig clay in any of the above said 
lots for their own use, and the several roads that lead to and 
from the Brick kilns shall be for passing roads to ly as they 
now are till otherwise ordered by the trustees, and although 
that several of the corners in the above said lots and amend- 
ments along the country road are standing near to the path, 
it is to be understood that the said lots and amendments are 
not to extend no nearer the path than tln-ee rods, and whereas 
the stream or brook called jumping brook is reserved for the 
use of the proprietors it is furtlier ordered and agreed on by 
us the layers out that whoever shall buy tlie said stream shall 
have liberty at any time or times hereafter to dig through in 
the most convenient place to let the pond that lies at the head 
of said stream or brook out into said brook, and shall not be 
molested by the owners of the land where they have occasion 
to dig. This is a return of our work given under our hands 
this nineteenth day of May and in the year of our Lord 1763. 

THOMAS SANDFORD 
ELLSHA HOWELL 
SILAS HOWELL 
The above is a true copy of the original per me 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



^v. 



200 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHA^rPTON. 

[Abstract.] IMatliew Sayre, ear mark, liollovv crop on left 
ear, slope under right. 

Ricliard Fowler, lialf penny fore side each ear, nick under 
right, (bought of Elias Howell) 17S9. 

Page 29S. Southampton May 10 1763. The Proprietors 

of said Town being Legally warned to draw their Lots in the 

^\^ ■ Awcauboge Division in Quogue purcliase, they having pretty 

Generally met together at the meeting house did proceed and 

draw their lots as followeth viz 

fifties fifties 

No 1 The heirs of John No 6 John Sandford f 

Howell 3 Jonah Sandford i 
John Jessup 1^ Tlie assigns of Mathew 

Wou-d and brother I 

No 2 The heirs of Isaac Jflm Reeves i 

jj.^]ggy 2|/ Lplirann Hddreth f ^ 

. Joseph Marshall i Joseph Burnet ^ 

James Wiiite and assigns 1 ^fit3 hen-s or assigns 

Capt Thomas Stephen^s H ^ ^^ Jonathan Cook ^ 

Thomas Jennings i 

No 3 Henry Howell liNo 7 Capt John Post 3 

Josiah Foster 1 i Israel Halsey ] i 

The heirs oi Benj Woodruft"U 

No 8 Zachariah Sandford % 

Ezekiel & David Sandtbrd il 



No 4 The heirs of Henry 
and Daniel Halsey 
Capt Theoph Howell 



Tliomas Sandtbrd § 

Edward Howell ^ 



i Theoph Howell Jr 3 l^^vid Topping i 

Nathan & \Vm dagger ^ ^ ^'^er Hddretli U 

No 9 Capt Obadiah Rogers 2 

No o Stephen Jagger J i John White 1 

Mathew Jagger | Zeb Halsey ^ 

The heirs of the two Daniel Hihh'eth ^ 

Abram Howells deed 2 Joel Sandford i 

Silas Howell ^ A\'illiam Jones t 



RECOKDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 



201 



fifties 
No ] Timotliy Foster 1 

The lieirs of j\I;ijor John 

Howell deceased 1 

Wm Foster 1 

Obadiah & Richard Howell ^ 
The heirs or assigns of 

Nathaniel Halsey J 

Moses Culver ^ 



Noll Jeremiah Culver 
Thomas Jessup 
Justice Josiah Howell 
or heirs 



fifties 
The heirs of Capt Isaac 

Halsey 3-10 

The neirs of Elisha 

Howell 11-12 

The heirs of Jonathan 

Smith J 1-12 

Nathaniel Howell or 

assigns ^ 

Nathan Herrick 1 



No 1 G Thomas Sandfbrd 
John Mitchel 



3 

H 



No 1 2 Nathan Heri'ick 
John Say re 

Samuel Howell 1^ 

The heirs of widow 

Martha Halsey 
Ebenezer Edwards 
Silas Halsey 

No 13 Elisha Plowell 
Bui'net Miller 
The heirs of Abram 
Halsey 

No 1 4 The heirs of Capt 
Isaac Halsey 



2N0 17 The heirs of widow 
J Martha Halsey 4^ 

-5 



iNo ]S The heirs or assigns 

X of Stephen Herrick f 

^ The assigns of Aaron 

Burnet % 

1 The heirs of James 
a Herrick f 

The heirs of Anthony 
1 Ludlam ^ 

Joseph Foster ^ 

Samuel Bishop ^ 

Tlie heirs or assigns of 

John Hildreth ^ 

Samuel Jones Jr A 



The assigns of Isaac Bower 1^ 
Abram Cooper ^ 

No 15 John Reeves & the 

assions of Mathew Wood f-lONo 19 Samuel Howell 



The h(!irs of Nathaniel 

Halsey 1-10 

The heirs of Abram 

Halsey 2-10 

Tiie heirs of Isaac 

Willman 8-10 



Jonah Rogers f 

William Rogers % i i 
The heirs of Joseph 

Rogers 'i 

Joseph Rogers J 

EUas Cook 1 



202 



liECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTON. 



No 20 The heirs of Jona- 
than Howell 

The heirs or assigns of 
John Norris 

The heirs of Benj Howell 

Steplien Foster 

John Cook 

The heirs or assigns of 
Henry & Daniel Wick 

John Bishop 



fifties fiftii, s 

No 24 The assigns of Ich- 
I abod Cooper 1 1-5 

Dea Tliomiis Cooper 2 1-10 
i The heirs of Tho Liipton ^ 
f The heirs of Elisha Howell 1-5 
f Jeckamiah Scott ^ 

li Elias Pelletreau i 



f No 25 Samuel Jones 



i 



No 21 Joseph Foster in right 
of Joseph Hildreth deed 1^ 
Nehemiah Say re i- 

Joseph Sayre i 

Capt Silas Cook i 

Eber Wiiite 1 

Wm White f 

No 22 John Jessnp 
Thomas Jessiij) 
Jedediah Howell 
Daniel Foster or heirs 

No 23 David Peirsoii 
Josiah Peirson 
Daniel Hedges 
Ehiathan Wiiite 



* 



Stephen Jagger 
Elisha Osborn 
James Hand 
Samuel Howell brother 

of Jonah Howell 
Daniel Cook 
Georce Herrick 
Nathan Foster 
David Pose 
Cipt Josiah Smith 



1 No 26 The heirs or assigns 
of Jonathan Raynor 
John Ja2:ii;er 



2 
1 

1 

2i 



Samuel Jagger 



i 
i 

a 

8 
i 
I 



[The numbers 4J. denoting the number of fifties in each 
lot, is placed at margin of each lot, in original, but is omitted 
in the copy for want of space, av. s. p.] 

This a true copy of the original Draught examined by 

^STEPHEN ROGERS cierk. 



'\ \ 



Page 301. That whereas we Elisha Howell Silas Howell 
and Thomas Sandford being elected and chosen by the trus- 
tees of the Town of Southampton to lay out or lot a certain 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 203 

tract of land in Quogue and Toppings purchase at our Discre- 
tion and pursuant to tlie trust reposed in us and the power by 
the Trustees given us we preceded in the followuig method. 
We laid out 21 Lots in Toppings purchase between red crick 
and White brook northward of the path, No 1 lies in red crick 
joining to a piece of land that we left lor amendments upon 
the east side of the neck, No 2 is westward of No 1 bounded 
on the west partly by the meadow and partly by the land of 
Nathaniel Halsey and })artly by the land that is left for to be 
sold with the brook called Jumping Brook, No 3 lies in Jump- 
ing ueck and contains the whole neck excepting about twelve 
acres as it is now marked out joining to the above said Brook 
and a piece of land of Nathaniel Halsey, No 4 lies in Birch 
neck on the East side of the neck, No 5 lies westward of No 
4 joining to the same. No G lies on the west side of said neck 
and joining to No 5, No 7 lies on the east side of the neck 
called Long neck. No S lies westward of No 7 joining to the 
same, No 9 lies westward of No 8, No 10 lies westward and 
joining to No 9, No 1 1 lies westward & joining to No 10, No 
12 is westward and joining to No 11, No 13 is westward of 
No 12 and joining to the same, No 3 4 is westward and joining 
to No 13, No 15 and No IG lies in a neck called otter hole, 
and between the lot No IG and the neck called Wells neck 
lies a piece of land which we laid out as amendments to the 
lots No 15 and 16, No 21 lies at the west end of Wells neck 
joining to White brook, and on the east side of said Lot we 
laid out a highway of 4 poles wide from the country road to 
the clift, No 17 lies on the South side of said neck joining to 
the road, the Lot No 18 lies northward of No 17, No 19 Hes 
northward of No 18, No 20 lies northward of the lot No 19 on 
the north side of said neck. And the above said peice of land 
in Red creek lying between the creek and the lot No 1 we lay 
out as amendments to the lots No 4 No 5 and No 6. And 
whereas there is several points of land at the bottom of the 



204 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

above said necks that are without the corners of said lots we 
the Layers out do agree that the owners of said lots shall hold 
all such lands as is included within their corners quite down 
to the meadow, And altho that several of the corners in tlie 
above said lots along the County road is standing near to the 
path it is to be understood tliat the said lots are not to extend 
any nearer to the path than three poles, And it is further or- 
dered and agreed on by us the layers out thiit there shall be a 
passing road of 4 JDoles wide down each neck in the most con- 
venient phice for the owners of the meadows in each neck to 
pass and repass to and from their meadows, and also for the 
use of the Proprietors or owners of the land in Quogue pur- 
chase, if they shall have occasion to cart down pine logs or 
any thing else which they may have occasion for. And where- 
as there are some persons that have houses on some of said 
necks of land the owners of said houses shall have full liberty 
to take his or their houses off' of said land without molestation 
from said owners of the land or those tliat shall draw any of 
said lots. And further the stream or brook called Jumping 
brook with the lands on each side as they are marked out is 
reserved to be sold for the proprietors use, this is tlie return 
of our work, given under our hands this nineteenth day of 
May in the year of our Lord 17G3. 

THOMAS SANDFORD 
ELISHA HOWELL 
SILAS HOWELS 
The above is a true copy of the original return examied per 
STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 302. Soutliampton May IG 1703 The Proprietors 
said Town being legally warned to draw their lots in the Au- 
caubogue Division in Toppings purchase they having gener 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 



205 



ally met together at the meeting house do proceed and draw 
their lots as followeth (viz) M 

fifties fifties 

No 1 Jonah Howell li der of trustees f 

Abner Josiah & Elias Sold Jonathan Goodale 

Jonah Howell & 01- 
^ iver Post by the trus- 
tees June 1S07 2 19-30 

Xo 4 Daniel Hedges 2| 

Peter Hildreth U 

Jonah Joseph & John ^ 

Halsey If 

Daniel Foster 1 

Joseph J\Iarshall i 

No 5 Christopher Youngs 
Jr & Daniel Wells i 
Josiah Gooiale ^ 

7 Joseph Foster li 

Joseph Rogers ^ 

Charles White 1 

John Jessup Jr ^ 

Capt John Sandford by 

order of trustees ^ 7 

Daniel Howell Esq by 

order of trustees ^ 

Ezekiel Howell by or- 
der of trustees ^ 
Sohl Josiah Goodale Jo- 
siah Howell Oliver Post 
by the trustees June 
1S07 2 11-12 



Howell 


H 


Neheniiah Sayre 


f 


Job Pierson or assigns 1^ 


John Sayre 


1-^ 


Daniel Hihlreth 


^ 


Ephraini Hildreth 


i 


No 2 The heirs or assigns 


of Samuel Jennings 


8 


Samuel Howell the tinrd i 


David Howell 


i 


Timothy Howell 


h 


Ca}>t John Howell 


h 


Ebenezer Howell 


k 


Abram Coo|)tu- 


I 


Ebenezer White 


h 


The heii's or assigns 


of 


James White 


li 


The heirs or assigns 


of 


Ilezekiah Topping- 


1 


John Reeves 


\ 


Obadiah Jones 


\ 


No 3 Elisha Halsey 


h 


Zebulon Halsey 


\ 


Elisha Osborn 


\ 


James Hand 


i 


Abner Howell 


1-5 



Zebulon Halsey bought 

of Abraliarn Fordham 1-6 
Samll Huntting Esq h 

Christo[)her Luptou i 

Nathan Reeves % 

John Carwithee by or- 



No G William Rogers § \ J 
^ Nathaniel Rogers k 

Burnet Miller f 

Deacon Thomas Cooper 2 
Jeckomiah Thomas and 



20G 



KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 





fift 


es 


fifties 


Jackson Scott or 




7 Israel Halsey 


n 


assigns 


1 


David Woodruff 


* 


Elias Pelletreau 


i 






John Strong 


h 


No 1 1 Cap Stephen Toping 1 J 


Joseyli Sayre 


* 


James Hildreth 


1 






Edward Howell 


i 


No 7 Thomas Stephens 


IJ 


Jolm Russell 


i 


Henry Howell 


ll 


Josiah Pierson 


1^ 


Nathaniel Howell or 




Abram Pierson 


assigns 


1 


David Pierson 


^ 


Josiah Foster 


s 


^ Henry Pierson 


^ 


The heirs of Anthony 




' Elnathan White 


^ 


Ludlam 


s 


John Morehouse 


L 


David Rose 


s 






Natlian Foster 


^ 


No 13 John Jessnp 


n 


Thomas Jennings 


i 


Thomas Jessup 


n 






The heirs or assigns 


of 


No S The heirs or assigns 




Jonathan Smitli 


^ 


of Daniel Halsey 


1 


Natiianiel Howell 


* 


Silas Halsey 


i 


Obadiah Howell 


i 


Josian Howell 


1 


Cln-istopher Lupton 


i 7 


The heirs of John Cooper ^ 


Daniel Schellenger 


i 


John Mitchel 




James Fanning Jr 


•J 


Hackaliah Foster 




Matliew Jagger 


i 


The heirs of Capt Isaac 




The heirs or assigns 


of 


Halsey 




Theo & Isaac Willman S-10 






Jonathan Halsey 


2-10 


No 9 CapObadiah Rogers 








Samuel Jagger 




No 13 Samuel Howell 


21 


Capt Silas Cook 




Stephen Peirce 


i 


Natlian & Wm Jagger 


i 


7 John Bishop 


* 


Capt Theoph Howell 




Jonah Rogers 


2 


Eber White 




Silas Howell 


^ 7 


John Jagger 


i 


Joel Sandford 


i ^ 






David Cook 


i 


No 10 Capt John Post 


2i 


John White 


i 


The heirs of Joshua 




Josluia Halsey by oi 


•der 


Halsey 


n 


of trustees 


i 


Wm Foster 




/ 





RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAJIPTON. 207 

fifties fifties 

No 1 1 Eli.slifi Howell 1.^ The heirs of Thomas 

The heirs or assigns of Lupton ^ 

Stephen Herrick 1 Joseph Post ^ 

James Herrick or heirs 1 „ Isaac Post Esq ^ 7 

Jonatiian Halsey 1 Nathan Raynor 3 

Henry Harris 1 Jeremiah Cnlver 1 

Ezekiel& David Sanford 1 David Topping ^ 

Stephen Peirce \ Daniel More \ 

No 1-5 Samuel Jones ^ No 18 The Sandford 5 

Jameo Fanning Jr in John Sandford f 

right of John Parker 1 Jonah Sandford % 

James Fanning Jr in Benjamen Woodruff \ 

right of Samuel Randall ^ John Woodruff i 

Jon^athan Halsey \ 1-10 

Daniel Cook h No 19 John Cook U 
Jesse Culver \ 1 Theophilus Howell Jr 2 
Jonah Bower ^ Elias Cook 1 
Capt Josinh Smith 1 Zachariah Sandford 1 
Do. and company h Nathaniel Woodruff 1 
Dr AA'illiam Smith 5-12 William White % 
James Fanning by or- 
der of trustees, Nov No 20 Moses Culver 1 
6 1S04 i Nathan Herrick 1 
Ichabod Sayre f 
No 16 David Haines \ Jedediah Howell 2 
John Haines 1 Samuel Hunting Esq \ 
Samuel Cooper 2 Abram Rose h 
William Woolly ^ The heii's of John 
Samuel Clark \ Topping 1 
John Bishop \ Elijah Halsey ^ 
The heirs of Henry 

Halsey \\ No 21 Stephen Jagger 2.i 

Anna Rose viidow \ Tho Halsey 1 

Stephen Foster f James Hains 1 

Seremiah Howell ^ Jonathan Halsey 2-5 

Josse Jennings \ Jeremiah and the heirs 

of Nathan Halsey 1 2-5 

No 17 John Albertson 1^ Isaac Halsev 1-5 



2C,9, liECOUDS : TOWy OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Joliii Alberl-soii in right James Funning ^ 

of Joab Clark i 

The above is a true copy of tlie original draught examined 
per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Report of the SupvVey of the Little South Division. 
Southampton, Sept. Gtli, 1763. 

Page 307. Whereas we, Josi ih Pierson, Thomas Sandford 
Israel Halsey, Jeddediah Howell and Stephen Rogers were 
appointed and authorized by the trustees to lay out a certain 
tract, or certain tracts and parcels of land between East 
Hampton bounds and the Indian line, into 5L lots, quantity & 
quality, according to the best of our discretion ; pursuant to 
our trust and appointment we began at or near Wainscott, 
where there is a piece of land lying between tiie East Hamp- 
ton line and the old in;proved land belonging to Sagg people, 
which we laid for two lots, viz : No. 1 and No 2 ; No 1 lies 
at the South end of said piece of land and is bounded South 
by the highway going from Abram Pierson to Wainscott, and 
East by the highway between the two towns, which highway 
is 4 poles wide from the South end of No 1 to the north end 
of it, this lot contains about 9 acres. No 2 hes northward 
and joining to No 1 and is bounded on the east by the high- 
way between the two towns above said, and includes all the 
land from the north end of No 1 to the country road that leads 
from South to East Hampton, and between the land of Capt. 
Stephen Topping on tiie west and a line drawn from the north 
east corner of No 1 to a stake standing one rod west of the 
bound stone on the east and contains about 11 acres. Then 
we laid out 2 lots to wit, No 3 and No 4, on the north side of 
Ammi Flints and Sylvanus Toppings land, and No 3 is bound- 
ed on the Jiorth by the countrp road, east by Joslali Piersons 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 209 

laiid, and south partly by said Pierson and partly by Ammi 
Flints land, and west by No i, containing about eight acres. 
No 4 is westward of and joining to No 3 and is bounded north 
by the country road, south by Sylvanus Toppings lot, and 
west by the highway or street, and contains about 7 acres, in- 
cluding a highway of two poles wide, for Arnnii Flint (where 
the path now is) to pass and repass to and from his land ; and 
there is a piece of land lying at the bottom of the lane at Mea- 
cox of about 4 acres which we laid as a part of this lot, and is 
bounded north and west by the highway, east by Elisha How- 
ells land, and south by the beach. Then we laid out the lot 
No 5. This lot lyeth between Paul Piersons and Daniel 
Howells and extends eastward as far as Edward Howells hop- 
yard, where there stands a stake marked with No 5, (which is 
the S-E corner of the lot) on the west side, and the letter H 
for highway on the south side, and the south line of this lot is 
to run from the stake last mentioned upon a straight line 
along by the country road to a stake standing about halfway 
to Paul Piersons lot, and from that middle stake upon a direct 
line to the S-E corner of Paul Piersons lot, and this lot con- 
tains all the land between the country road and Edward How- 
ells land, (leaving Daniel Howell a highway two poles wide 
before his door to extend as far as the east end of his house) 
and is bounded west by the east side of Paul Piersons lot and 
the highway to go the Sag Harbor, north by Edward Howell 
and east by him, and south by the country road, and contains 
about 8 acres. Then we proceeded and laid out three lots. 
No 6, No 7 and No S, at the south or southeast end of Poxa- 
bogue pond. No G lies between No 7 and No 8, tlie east or 
southeast end coming up to the corner where the roads meet, 
that is the road that goes from Sagg to Sag Harbor and the 
country road that goes from South to East Hamj^ton and lies 
partly upon both, and the north or north west end is bounded 
by a higliway that we laid out along by the pond aforesaid, 



210 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

and contains about 7 acres. [Page 30S.] No 7 lies north- 
ward ot No G and joining to it, and is bounded east by the 
highway leading from Sagg to the Harbor, north by a highway 
which goes from Edward Howells down to the pond, (which 
highway we laid out and it is G rods wide at the east end and 
4 rods at the west end) and west by the highway going along 
the pond side, and contains about S acres. No 8 lies west of 
No 6 and joining to it, and is bounded south by the country 
road, west by a highway which we laid out 5 poles wide be- 
tween David Hands orchard and said No 8, and northerly by 
the highway going along by tlie i:)ond, and this lot falling 
short of its compliment of land, we laid a piece of about two 
acres lying a little westward of David Hands barn as a part of 
this lot ; and it is bounded on the north by the liighway which 
we laid from the north-east corner of David Hands orchard, 
along on the west side of Poxoboge pond (which highway is 4 
poles wide) on the east by common land, south by David 
Hands lot, and west by a highway which we laid for Daniel 
Topping, which liighway is 3 jjoles wide at the north end and 
2 poles wide at the south end. Then we laid out 4 lots to 
the east or north east of Poxoboge pond, to wit. No 9, No 1 0, 
No 11 and No 12, No 9 lies on the north side of and joining 
to the highway that goes from Edward Howells down to the 
pond, and is bounded east by the highway that goes to the 
harbour, and west by the highway that goes along by John 
Norrissis into the woods, (which highway we laid 4 poles wide) 
and this lot contains about J 4 acres. No 10 lies northward of 
and joining to No 9 and is bounded on the east and west as 
No 9 is, and contains about ] I acres. No J 1 lies northward 
of and joining to No 10 and is bounded on the east and west 
as No 10 is and contains about 11 acres. No 12 lies north- 
ward of and joining to No 11 and is bounded east and west as 
No 11 is and on the north by a highway that was formerly 
laid out at the south end of the Great South Division lots, and 



RECOKDS; TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 211. 

this lot falling short of its compliment of land we laid about 8 
acres (as a part of it) on the north side of Daniel Toppings 
land that lie bought of Stanborough, and runs west as far as 
Benjamin Sayres Lmd and is bounded by it, and the north 
easterly side of the piece of land is to run from a stake stand- 
ing at Toppings corner above said upon a direct line to a 
stake standing 7 rods from Ben Sayres corner at the water hole 
and from that stake it runs west parallel with the north side 
of said Sayres land uHtil it joins to it. We then proceeded to 
lay out the remainder of tlie land on the west side of Poxo- 
boge pond, as far west as the road that goes from Nathan 
Norrissis to Daniel Moores, and first we laid out. several high- 
ways as one of 4 poles wide from the north east corner of Da- 
vid Hands orchard running about north west until it comes to 
the stake before mentioned that stands 7 rods from Ben Sayres 
corner and there the road divides into two branches, one 
branch of two poles wide runs north easterly to go to Ammi 
Flints and Dr Tarbells lantl, and the other branch of two jooles 
wide runs westerly along the north side of Ben Sayres land, 
and to continue its course along by the fence side as the fence 
now runs until it comes into the road at the north west cor- 
ner of Nathan Norrissis lot ; we also laid a passing road of 2 
poles wide along on the north side of Daniel Toppings land 
that he had of Stanbrough as far as the house where Elnathan 
Wood now lives ; this road goes through that piece of land 
laid to tlie Jot No 12. [Page 309.] We then laid out 3 lots, 
namely No 13, 14 and 3 5. No 13 is the eastermost lot and is 
bounded north by the higliway that is laid across the Great 
South Division lots, east by the pond and Dr Tarbells land, 
south by the highway running along by the north side of Ben 
Sayres land, and west by No 14, and contains about 21 acres, 
including Poxoboge little pond and Ammi Flints highway. 
No 14 lies westward of and joining to No 13, and is bounded 
north and south as No 13 is and contains about 14 acres. No 



212 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTH AMPTON. 

15 lies westward of and joining to No ]4, and is bounded 
north and south as No 14 is and west by the highway going 
from Nathan Norrissis to Daniel Moores, and this lot not hav- 
ing a sufficient quantity of land we laid as a part of it about 2 
acres in a triangular form on the west side of the brushy 
plaine, between the Sag Harbor road and the road that goes 
along by Joshua Howell's the south end running to a point 
and the north end is bounded by part of the lot No IS, the 
wliole lot contains about IL acres. We then proceeded to the 
brushy plains where we laid out 5 lots to wit, No 1(), 17, IS, 
19 & No 20, and first we laid a highway of 4 poh^s wid^ 
along the west side of Nathan Norrissis lot to the N-W corner 
ot it, and it continues from there down to Daniel Moores as 
the path now runs ; we also laid the Sag Harbor road 4 rods 
wide as the path now runs ; we then laid two lots No 1() and 
17 between these two roads fronting up to the country road, 
and the north end of them is bounded by the lot No 18, and 
they contain about 6 acres apiece. No 16 being the eastmqst 
of those two lots. No IS lies northward of and joining to No 
IG and No 17 and is bounded on the east and west as they 
are, and north by the lot No 20, and part of this lot No 18 
lies on the west side of the harbor road ?nd is bounded north 
by No 19, west by the highway going by Joshua Howells & 
south by part of the lot No 15 as before mentioned, and this 
lot contains about 10 acres in the whole. No 19 hes between 
the harbor road and the road going along by Joshua Howells, 
and the north bounds is the liigliway across the South Divi- 
sion lots, and southerly bounded by part of No 1 S and con- 
tains about 9^ acres. No 20 lies between the Harbor road 
and the road going to Daniel Moores, and is bounded south 
by No IS, and north by the highway across the South Divi- 
sion lots, and contains about 12 acres. Having finished 
Brushy plaine, we then proceeded to the cleared land before 
the Widdow Toppings door by the Wind mills, where we laid 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2 I 3 

ont the lot No 21, tliis lot lies on the north side of and joining 
to the Parsonage Innd. and is bounded east at the east end by 
the highway, and from the N-E corner of it running westerly 
southward of Joshua Ilowells mill to the west side of burying 
place, (making a crook just against the mill) it there turns 
square down northerly to the country road, and then contin- 
ues along the country road as far west as be parallel with the 
west end of the parsonage land, then southward to the north 
west corner of said land and contains about 7 acres. No 22 
lies westward of No 21 and the parsonage land and is bounded 
north and south by the highwa}'' and contains about 6 acres. 
No 23 hes westward of and joining to No 22 and is bounded 
north and south on the highway as No 22 is, and west by the 
highway, containing al.)out 6 acres. [Page 310.] We then 
proceeded to lay out several highways, and first we laid out a 
highway of 4 poles wide from the southwest corner of Malt- 
bie's lot to the southwest corner of the parsonage land where 
it comes into the highway that goes to Sagg. We then laid 
out a highway of two poles wide fi'om the corner of Malbye's 
lot aforesaid to the N-E corner of Zackeriah Sandfords lot and 
so running along the east end of it until it comes to Tim Hal- 
spys house for him to pass and repass. We then laid a high- 
way of 2 poles wide (out of the main road as you go to Sagg) 
on the west side of the house and barn that was formerly John 
Coopers and so running southward along by the west side of 
the land belonging to said house and continues along by 
Wheatons house until it comes to Tim Halseys bars at the 
N-E corner of his lot. And the road just northward of the 
school house which goes to Sagg we laid 4 poles wide. We 
then laid out the lot No 24 and this lot is bounded on every 
side by highway, the west bound is the highway from Malt- 
bies corner to Tim Halseys, and the south bounds is the high- 
way that goes to Sagg and contains above 5i acres. Then we 
jlaid out 3 lots (viz) No 25, 26, and No 27 on the south side of 



214 EECOKDS: TOWN OF SOUTH AMPTOX. 

the Sagg highway between Tim Ilalseys highway and the 
highway going along by Wheatons. No 2-5 and No 26 front 
up to the higliway that goes to Sagg and are bounded east by 
Wheatons higliway, and west by Tim Halseys highway, and 
south by No 27 and contain about 6 acres apiece. No 27 lies 
southward of and joining to No 25 and 20, and is bounded 
east and west as they are, and south by Tim Halseys lot, and 
this lot falling short of its complement of land, we laid a piece 
of land as a part of it on the west side of and joining to Tim 
Halseys highway, and bounded soutii by a highway which we 
laid out along the north side of Zechariah Sandfords lot, 
(which highway is 2 poles wide), west by part of No 2S, and 
north by the Sagg highway, this piece of land is 10 poles 
wide at the south end. and 9 poles at the north end. Then 
we laid out the lot No 28, this lot is bounded north by the 
country road, east by Tim Halseys highway, south by Sagg 
highway and west by highway or common land, coming al- 
most to a point ; and this lot not having its complement of 
and we laid a piece of land southward of and joining to Sagg 
highway, and is bounded east by part of No 27, south by the 
highway running along on the north side of Zecliariah Sand- 
fords h)t, and west by No 29, this piece of land is about 12 
rods wide at the south end and 9 rods at the north end. Then 
we laid out the lot No 29 ; this lot lies southward of and join- 
ing to Sagg highway, bounded east by part of No 2S,- south 
by the highway running along the north side of Zechariah 
Sandfords lot and west by the common land or highway run- 
ning from Zechariah Sandfords house to country road. 'SXe 
then proceeded to lay out that piece of land lying northward 
of the country road, between Maltbies lot and Corwithys lot, 
running nortliward to Thomas Coopers land, and first we left 
a highway of 4 poles wide along the west end of Maltbies lot, 
except at the north west corner, and there it is but 3 poles 
wide then going northward it widens to 4 poles again, and so 



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continues along by Jesse Ho wells, we also left a highway of 
4 poles wide on the east side of Corwithys lot and so along 
by widow Moore's, and Captain Howells, to David Cooks. 
We then laid a highway out of this road of two poles wide 
along on the south end of Thomas Coopers land, until it 
conies into the highway going along by Jesse Howells. 

Page 311. Tiien we laid a highway of 4 poles wide from 
the southwest corner of said Coopers land running pretty 
much south east until it conies into the road going along by 
Nathan Halseys 24 poles southward of his house, having fin- 
ished the ]u"ghways that were needful in or about this jiiece of 
land we laid it into 5 lots, namely No 30, 31, 32, 33, and No 
34, No 30 lies northw^ird of and joining to ye country road, 
and is bounded east by the highway going from the S-W cor- 
ner of IMaltbies lot to Jesse Howells, and w^est by the high- 
way going along by Capt Howells containing about 8 acres. 
No 31 lies north of & joining to No 30 and is bouiided on the 
east and west as No 30 is and contains about 9 acres. No 32 
lies northward of and joining to No 31, and is bounded on 
the east and west as No 31 is and contains about 10 acres. 
No 33 lies northward of and joining to No 32 and is bounded 
on the east and west as No 32 is, and contains about ]0 acres. 
No 34 lies northward of and joining to No 33 and is bounded 
on the east and west as No 33 is, and is bounded on the north 
by the highway running along by the south end of Thomas 
Coopers land. We then proceeded to Windmill Hill, and be- 
gimiing on the nortii side of Jeremiah Halseys land in the 
way as you go to Sag Harbor we kiid out the lot No 35, this 
lot lieth in 2 pieces, one on the east side of the lane that com- 
eth up from Nathaniel Woodruffs, and the other piece on the 
west side ; that piece on the east side is bounded north by 
the harbor road, east by the common land, south by Jeremiah 
Halseys land, west by Woodruffs lane aforesaid ; and that part 
or piece of this lot that lies on the w^est side of the lane and 



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joining to it at the east end, is bounded south by David Wood- 
ruffs land, west by No 36, and north by the Harbour road, 
t]ie whole lot contains about Sj acres. No 36 lies westward 
of and joining to No 35 and is bounded on the south by David 
Woodruff' and Mitchells land, west by the highway coming up 
from Ebeneezer Edwards, und north by the Harbor road, al- 
lowing David Woodruff' a highway 2 poles wide in the most 
convenient place to go to his land ; and tiiis lot not having its 
complement of land we laid as a part of it 'about 4 acres on 
the north side of the Harbor road, to the westward of Edwards 
lane, joining to Edwards and Woodruff^s land ; and the east 
bounds is Edwards lane. South by the Harbor road, and west 
by a highway which we laid out along on ye south end of 
David Woodruff's land. We tlien laid out the lot No 37, and 
it is of triangular form, the north bounds is the last mentioned 
highway, the east or south east bounds the Harbor highway, 
and the westward side lies to the road running from the north 
west corner of Samuel Jones'es land, to Mill stone swamp 
(which highway is 4 poles wide) and contains about 7 acres. 
We then laid out the lot No 38, this lot is bounded north by 
the common land, easterly partly by the highway that goes to 
]\Iillstone, and partly by ye harbor road, south by common 
land, and west by Ben Woodruff's land, and contains about 1 7 
acres. We then laid out the lot No 39, this lies southward of 
and joining to the Harbor road, and bounded east by Jonah 
Rogers land, the north east corner coming down to the pond 
before Samvel Joneses door, the south bounds is a highway 
which we laid of two poles wide along the north side of Jere- 
my Strattons land, for Jonah Rogers to go to and from his 
land, the west end comes almost to a point and bounded by 
[Page 312.] highway, reserving 13 rods square of land join- 
ing to Jonah Rogers highway where the burying place now 
is for that purpose, and this lot not being sufficient, we laid as 
a part of it 2 acres and quaater in a triangular form on the 



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north west side of Nathnn Halseys land, bounded east by the 
Iiighway north by tlie harbor road, the north end coming to a 
point, also one acre and lialf of huid lying near Henry Sand- 
fords as it is now staked out. We then proceeded to Mill stone 
swamp, where we laid out three lots. No 40, 41 and No 42, 
and we first laid out a highway of 4 poles wide from the north 
west corner of David Woodruffs land to the S-E corner of 
kSamuel Ludlams mill stone land, leaving a part of the lot 
No 40 on the eastward side of this highway, we then laid a 
highway as the path now runs from the north end of 
David Woodruffs land to Ludlams land at the Mill stone, we 
tlieu laid a highway of 3 poles wide on the north side of the 
land belonging to the heirs of Timothy Woodruff deceased, 
until it comes to the south east corner of a lot of land in tiie 
Great South division which belongs to Tim Woodruffs heirs. 
We then laid out the lot No 40 tiiis lot lyetli in two pieces, 
one piece lii's on the south east side of the highway that goes 
from David Woodruffs corner to the southeast corner of Lud- 
lams land as above mentioned and is triangular, bounded south 
by David Woodruff, and east by Ebenezer Edwards, the other 
piece of this lot lies westward of and joining to the lot No 42, 
and is bounded north by Sam Ludlams land, west by the land 
belonging to the heirs of Tim Woodruff, and south by the 3 
})ole highway before mentioned, and this lot falling short in 
point of goodness we laid a piece of land of about 4 acres in 
the lane below Samuel Ho wells at ]\[eacox as you go to the 
beach, bounded north east and west by highways, and south 
partly by highway and partly by John Sandfbrds land. Then 
we laid out the lot No 41, this lot Hes between the road go- 
ing from David Woodruffs corner to the south east corner of 
Ludlams land, and the road that goes to Ludlams Mill stone 
swamp or house, bounded north by Ludlams land and south 
by highway or common land, the south end coming almost to 
a point. No 42 lies westward of tlie highway going to Lud- 



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Idqis Mill stone swamp, and is bounded north by Lndlams 
land, west by part of the lot No 40, and South by the 3 poles 
highway above mentioned. We then laid out 3 lots to the 
southward of Jeremiah Strattons, viz: 43, 44 and 45. No 43 
lies on the south side of the road going from Mathew Jagger's 
house down Strattons lane and is bounded westerly by the 
Harbor road, and easterly by the highway, and this lot not 
having its complement we laid a piece of land as a part of it 
containing 1 acre and ^ and 30 rods of ground on tlie south 
east side of Jonah Rogers home lot and joining to it, the south 
or southwest bounds is a lane going to Fithian Ilalseys, de- 
ceased, and south easterly by the Harbor road, and the north 
east end by the commons land. No 44 lies southward of No 
43 and joining to it, and is bounded east and west as No 43 is. 
No 45 lies southward of and joining to No 44 and is boiuidcd 
easterly and westerly as No 44 is, and southerl}^ by the high- 
[Page 318.] way going along by David Coopers. We then 
laid out the lot No 46, this lot lies in the lane between Abram 
Eoses and the new Meeting House, and is bounded north by 
the countr}' road, east by the lands of Abram Rose, the heirs 
of Caleb Corwiihy and Deacon Haynes, south by commons 
land, and west by highway which goes li-om ye country road 
down along by Deacon Haynes which highway we laid 
poles wide, this lot contains about 8 acres and allows the 
owners of the sheep yard liberty to carry off their fence any 
time within three months. Then we laid out the lot No 47 
eastward of and joining to Calf Creek bounded south, east & 
north by highways or commons land, and west jiartly b}^ 
Deacon Playnes, leaving a highway of 4 poles wide along on 
the west side of Thomas Coopers land containing about 12 
acres. We then proceeded to Meacox, old buiying place, 
where we laid out 3 lots to wit No 48, 49 and No 50, No 48 
lies eastward of and joining to No 49 and is bounded east by 
the highway which we laid from the main highway by Jonah 



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Tarbells down to the bottom of the lane to Elias Cook's bars, 
which highway is 4 poks wide to run as the fence now rnns, 
the soutli bound is a vacant piece of land we left at the buiy- 
ing place, the north bounds is the main road which goes along 
by Thomas Coopers to EHsha Howells and contains about S 
acres. No 49 lies westward of and adjoining to No 4S and is 
bounded south by a highway of 2 poles wide wliich we laid 
for Elias Cook, west by Daniel Schellengers land, and north 
by the main road, and when it comes to the N-E corner of 
Schellengers land it shoves down along on the north side of 
liis land to tlie hollow before Thomas Coopers door, leaving 
Schellenger a two pole higliway liom liis lower bars up to his 
upper bars about 21 rods eastward, the west bounds of this 
piece is the uollow above said, and this lot contains about S 
acres. No 50 lies southward of and adjoining to Elias Cooks 
2 pole highway, and is bounded east and south by highway, 
and west by Elias Cooks land, and contains about 8 acres. 
No 51 lies between Eber Whites and Edeuezer White, and is 
bounded south by the Sag Harbor road, east by Elisha Halsey 
north by Eber White, and west by the highway, leaving Eber 
Wliite a highway to go to his house, and into his lot of 6 
poles wide at the west end, and 2 poles wide at the east end, 
of this higliway is to be one rod eastward of his bars where 
ho goes into his lot, this lot contains about 10 acres, the south 
line of this lot is something crooked, running from the S-W 
corner stake to a stake standmg right against the extreme part 
of the bend in Ebenezer Whites fence, where the highway is 
but 4 poles wide and it runs fi'om said stake upon a direct 
line to a stake standing 8 rods from the middle of the path a 
little way south westerly from Elisha Halse3"s house, and from 
thence north easterly to a walmit tree standing in Elishas 
fence. Having gone through w^ith and made 51 lots we then 
proceeded to lay out 51 amendments to put to and draw with 

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out 4 amendments, No ], 2, 3 and No 4. [Page 314.] No 
1 begins at the south west corner of the widow Toppings lot, 
and runs westward across the Hay ground brook to a stake 
on the hill a little way southwesterly from Edmunds house, 
and from thence northerly to a stake standing a rod or two 
from Dans house, and from thence across the swamp east 4 
degrees south to the widdow Toppings corner, where we be- 
gan, containing about 15 acres ; then the remainder of land 
nortliward of this amendment up to John Kenners and David 
Luptons orchard we laid to 3 amendments. No 2, No 3, and 
No 4. No 2 lies northward of and joining to No 1 and is 
bounded east by the land of the heirs of John Topping de- 
ceased, and west by Great South Division land. No 3 lies 
northward of and joining to No 2 and is bounded east & west 
as No 2 is. No 4 lies nortliward of and joining to No 3 and 
contains all the remainder of the land up to Kennies and Lup- 
tons as aforesaid, leaving Israel Halsey a two pole highway 
between the north end of No 3 and south end of No 4, and 
the several paths and roads that go through this piece of land 
between Dans house and as far northward as the three last 
amendments go, shall lie as they now are until they are other- 
wise altered by trustees or Commissioners, application being 
made unto them by the grieved party or parties. We then 
proceeded to Jeremiah Strattons well, an:l there is a piece of 
land lying northward of Sag-Harbor road, which we laid to 4 
amendments, to wit. No 5, No G, No 7, and No S. No 5 lies 
nortliward of and joining to the Harbor highway and is boun- 
ded east by Jeremiah Strattons land, and w^est by Elisha Hal- 
seys land. No 6 lies northward of and joining to No 5 and 
is bounded east and west as No 5 is. No 7 lies northward of 
and joining to No 6 and is bounded east by the land belong- 
ing to the heirs of John Top])ing deed, and west by Elisha 
Halsey. No S is northward of and joining to No 7 and is 
bounded east by Mr Fithians land, and west and north by 



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records: to WX of SOUTHAMPTON. 221 

lands fonnerh^ laid out ; and the paths and roads that run 
through this piece of land are to remain as they now are until 
altered by trustees or Commissioners, but if any of the owners 
of the amendments that He in this piece of land should want 
htrealter to fence their land, they are not to fence no nearer 
the main path that was made by deacon Haynes, than one 
rod. We then laid out G amendments, namely No 9, 10, 11, 
12, 13, and 14, between the house teat was formerly Edmimd 
Northgates and the widow Anna Rose, extending northward 
to the path going by Elisha Halseys to Sag Harbor. No 9 
lies southward of and joining to the Harbor road, and is 
bounded easteily by the lands of Elisha Halsey, Ezekiel Rose, 
and a 2 pole highway which we laid from the south end of 
Ezekiel Roses land to Lemuel Halseys land, and this highway 
is to turn square down from the south end' of Ezekiel Roses 
land to the path that runs along the hollow ; the south bounds 
is the amendment No 10, and w^est by Ebenezer Wiiite and 
Lenniel Halseys land. The amendment No 10 is southward 
of and joining to No 9, and is bounded on the north partly by 
No 9 and partly by tlie southern end of Lemuel Halseys land, 
westerly by Ezekiel Rose, and a highway of two poles wide 
which we laid for the widow Rose, to extend northerly to u 
stake set up for that purpose, southerly by highway or com- 
mon land, and easterly by the amendment No 11. No 11 lies 
eastward of and joining to No 10, and is bounded partly on 
the north by No 14 and partly by Lemuel Halseys land, south- 
erly by the highway and common land, and eastward by No 
12. No ] 2 lies easterly of and joining to No 11, and is bound- 
ed northerly by No 14, easterly by No 13, and southerly by 
the highway that goes by Edmunds to Scuttle hole. No 13 
lies easterly of and joining to No 12 and is bounded northerly 
by No 14, southerly by the highway, and easterly by ye land 
belonging to Henry Ludlow, deceased. No 14 lies to the 
northward of No 13 and No 12, and part of No 11, and is 



222 EECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

bounded northwardly by the highway going along by Elisha 
Halseys to the Harbor, easterly by the land belonging to the 
heirs of Henry Ludlow, and westerly by land belonging to 
Elisha Halsey, Ezekiel Hose, Ebenezer and Charles AVhite, 
and Lemuel Halsey, and there are several roads through this 
piece of land where these G last amendments lie, as one from 
the Hay ground hollow running along the same and comes out 
into the Harbour road near Elisha Halseys ; this road is to be 
an open road or highway of 4 poles wide as the path now 
runs ; and then there is a road from the foot of the great Sand 
hill a little to the southward of Eneas's house that runs nortl- 
westerl}^ along the hollow and comes into the Harbor path 20 
or 30 rods to the westward of Elnathan Paynes house, and 
tiiis road is to be a passing road of 2 poles wide. We then 
laid out two amendments, No 15 and No IG, between Jesse 
Jennings uew house and the land of Samuel Halsey. No I -3 
lies northward of and joining to No 16 and is bounded west 
by a 4 pole highway which we laid along on the east side of 
Sam Halseys land, north by Nathaniel Halsey, and east by the 
highway; and all the common land between tiiis highway and 
Nathaniel Halseys land up northward to Jesse Jennings old 
house belongs to this amendment. No IG lies southward cf 
and joining to No 3 5 and is bounded east and west as No 1-3 
is, and is bounded south by common land. We then laid out 
the amendment No 17 on the north side of the lot of land 
called Stamboroughs lot lying in a triangular form, bounded 
south by said lot and David Howells land, west by a 4 pole 
highway which we laid for David Howell, and John Sayre Jr 
out of the north end of his land, northwardly by common 
land, the east end coming almost to a ])oint, containing about 
11 acres. No IS lies in three pieces, one on the north side of 
Daniel Hildreths lot and joining to it extending from a little 
eastward of his barn where the stake stands to the north east 
corner of his lot and contains about 2 acres more or less, as it 



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is now staked, bounded nortli and west by common land, and 
east by David Howells liighway above mentioned ; another 
piece lies between Daniel Hildi'etlis and his brother Josephs, 
joining to Daniels lot, leaving him a highway at the east end 
of it, between that and his garden, to go into his lot, and con- 
tains about 2 acres ; the third piece -is a little point of land 
called Flax Pond point, lying among the seven ponds, con- 
taining two or tlu'ee acres be it more or less, including all the 
land and swamps from William White's fence on the east to 
the pond on the west, and to extend northward as far as the 
pond that lies at tlie north end, and the south bounds is t\\e 
common land. No 1 9 lies at the Seven Ponds where we set 
up two stakes marked 19, and all the common land lying to 
the northward of these stakes to the lotted land extending 
eas:^ward to the easterniost point of the Island, and westward 
as far as Joseph Hildreths land belongs to this amendment, 
not infi-inging at all upon Flax Pond point, and allowing a six 
pole highway as the path now runs through the said land. 

We then proceeded to the westward of Joseph Hildreths 
liouse, and between there and the southwest corner of Ichabod 
Sayres land we laid out 4 amendments, to wit : No 20,21, 
22, and 2U, leaving a six pole highway all around them except 
at the southeast corner of Ichabod Sayres close, and there it 
may be something less than six poles. No 20 is the first of 
these 4 amendments and is bounded east by common land, 
north and south by highways, containing about S acres. No 
2L lies westward of and adjoining No 20 and is bounded north 
and south as No 20 is, and west by No 22 and No 23, con- 
taining about 9 acres. No 22 and 23 front up to the highway 
that goes along by Elias and Abner Howells land. No 22 is 
northermost of these two amendments, and is bounded north 
and west by highway, and east by No 21, containing about 9 
acres. No 23 is southward of and joining to No 22 and is 
bounded east and west as No 22 is, and south by the highviay 



224 KECOEDS : town of SOUTHAMrTON. 

containing abont 9 acrfs be it more or less as it is staked out. 
Tlien we laid out G amendments in the great plain that lies 
to the northward of John Bishops and Abners land^ and first 
we laid a highway of six poles wide along from the southwest 
corner of Ichabod Sayres close to the northwest corner of 
Samuel Bishops close, except in the extreme part of the bend 
in Ichabod Sayres fence, and there it is but 4 poles wide, but 
widens again each way gradually to six poles as above ; then 
we laid a highway of 4 poles wide from the northwest corner 
of Bishops close (by Pelletreaus orchard) along westward 
across the end of the Great South Division lots, as tar as the 
west end of Joneses ditch, and there it comes into a six pole 
highway which we laid from here running down soutliward 
until it comes into the highway by Jolm Bishops close a little 
eastward of the northwest corner, (it is meant that close ho 
bought of Epliraim Hildreth) and from the nortliwest corner 
of John Bishops close last mentioned, we laid a six pole liigli- 
way, and at the corner there makes a jog in the fence and tJje 
highway is wider, then we laid out the amendment Ko 24 in 
a triangular form at the N-E corner of this above said great 
plain, th-e south end coming to a point at tlie higliway and 
east and nortli it lies to the highway, containing about 7 acres. 
Kg 25 lies westward of and joining to No 24 bounded north 
and south by ye highway, containing about S acres. Ko 26 
lies westward of and adjoining to No 25, and is bomided north 
and soutli as No 35 is, and contains abont 8 acres. No 27 
lies westward of and joining to No 26, and is bounded north 
and soutli as No 26 is, containing about S acres. No 2S lies 
westward of and joining to No 27 and is bounded north and 
south as No 27 is, and west by the highway that comes from 
the west end of Joneses ditch to the nortliwest corner of John 
Bishops close, he bought of Ephraim Hildreth, containing 
about 8 acres. No 29 hes westward of and joining to the last 
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RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 225 

hig r.vays an 1 cam-non laii 1, aiil north by tlia Great South 
UivLsioii Inud lot No 41, containing about 19 acres. 

Page 317. Then between this amendment and the amend- 
ment No 30 we left a vacant piece of land and proceeded to lay 
out the amendment No 30, and it is bounded east by said va- 
cant piece of land, north by Elias Fosters land, south by com- 
mon land, and west by part of No 31. No 31 lies ni the Long 
Spring hollows, bounded east west and south by highways 
an 1 common land, and north by three acres of Captain Rogers 
liind. and this amendment falling short of its complement we 
laid about 2 acres on the south side of Elias Fosters close and 
adjoining to it, and is bounded east by No 30, south by com- 
mon land, and west by a 4 pole highway running along until 
it comes to the south west corner oi' Elias Fosters close, and 
so along to Ichabod Sayrcs Long Spring land, the whole con- 
tains about 9 acres. 

No 32 li(;s southward of and adjoining to John Fosters wood 
land and is bounded east by the highway which we laid be- 
tween tiiis amnndment and the improved land, south by com- 
mon land, and west by the main road going to North Sea, 
containing about 9 acres. No 33 lies on the west side of 
North Sea main road, and is bounded north by John Fosters 
wood land, west liy Samuel Llunttings land, and south by John 
Jaggers land allowing a highway of 4 poles wide to go through 
it, from the northwest corner of John Jaggers land to the 
main road going to North Sea as it is now staked out, con- 
taining about 9 acres. 

We tlien proceeded to the northwest corner of Sanuiel 
Wicks close, (that lies on the road as you go to mill stone 
brook) and from thence on a direct line to the N-E corner of 
David liaynors lot, and so from thence westward along on the 
north side of the lot to the Lidian line, and between said Kay- 
nois lot tuid Tiios Scottis we laid nine amendments, to wit, 
Xo 31, 3-5, 30, 37, 3S, 39, 10, 41 & 42 all butting on the In- 



226 KECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

dian line and east on the Mill Stone Brook road. No 34 lies 
northward of and joining to David l\a3'nors lot pnd is ](> poles 
wide at the east end npon the mill stone brook road. No 35 
lies northward of and joining to No 34 and is Ki poles wide at 
tlie east end, and by reason of the .^wanip we conld not set np 
the stake between thtse two amendments at tlie west end nor 
measure their width, but they i.rj to have all the land Irom 
tiie N-W corner of David Ray nors lot to the stakes marked 
3-5 on the south side and 36 on the north side equally between 
them. Then No 36 is northward of and joining to No 3-5 and 
is 16 poles wide at the east end and 25} poles at the west end. 
No 37 is northward of and joining to No 36 and is 16 p(/es 
wide at the east end and is 24^ [>oles at the west end. No 3S 
is northward of and joining to No 37 and is 15 poles wide at 
the east end and 24i poles at the west end. No 39 is north 
ward ot and joining to No 3S and is 15 pules wide at the east 
end and 24 poles at the west end. No 40 is northward of and 
joining to No 3*1 and is 15 poles wid'.> at the east end and 21 J 
poles at the west end. No 41 is northward of and joining to 
No 40 and is 14 poles wile at the east end and 23 poles at 
the west end. No 42 is northward of and joining to No 41 
and is 16 poles wide at the east end and '2'.i poles at the west 
end, and the north line of this amendment is to run from the 
northwest corner of it, (whieh is 6 rods southward of Thom- 
as Seotts corner,) to the middle of a hole of water (called Ma- 
ple tree hole) a little way southeast from Thomas Seotts door, 
and from the middle of said hole of water upon a direct line 
Pagk 3iS] to a stake standing on Millstone brook road allow- 
ing Thomas Scott liberty to come in at the noi'th east corner 
with his cart and to go in the most convenient place to get to 
his house when the highway along by the widow Luptons is 
not [)assible to cart in ; also allowing Mr. White or whosoever 
alter him shall improve the parsonage land at Sebonnuck, a 
passing i"oad to cart (not to ride or rive) in, to come in at the 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 227 

west end and slant away southeasterly wliere tlie path now is if 
most convenient until it comes into the main road that goes 
to Sebonnuck which main road is to be an open road of 4 
poles wide, as the path now runs. Then we laid out two 
amendments on the east side of David Raynors lot namely No 
43 and Ko 44. And No 43 lies southward of and joining 
to No 84 and is bounded east by the Millstone Brook road, 
south by No 44, and west by David Raynors lot, the east 
end of this amendment is 50 poles, north side 74, and 
the west end 30 poles. No 44 is southward of and joining to 
No 43, and is bounded east and west as No 43 is, and south 
by common land, the east end ot tiiis amendment is 59^ poles 
t'.ie west end 42 poles, allowing the proprietors forever here- 
after liberty to dig clay and make and burn brick in any of 
the eleven last mentioned amendments, in any place where 
clay may be found. We then laid out the amendment No 45 
which lies at the west end of John Reeves land, running west- 
ward to the Indian line, the south side is 4S poles long, join- 
ing to the parsonnge land, west end 22 poles, the north side 
OS poles, which brings it parallel with the west end of John 
Reeves land. No 46 lies northward of and joining Reeves 
land and is the length of it, and is 38 poles wide at the west 
end bounded by No 45, 70 poles at the north side bounded by 
highway and comn:on land, and 3S poles at the east end and 
bounded by common land. 

No 47 lies to the eastward of John Reeves, Sam Wicks 
and J(>sse Culvers land leaving a 6 pole highu-ay from the 
northeast corner of Reeves land to Jesse Culvers north bars, 
and there it comes into a 4 pole highway which comes slanting 
up from the N-E corner of Jo Fosters lot leaving u tri- 
angle on the southwest side of it joining to Jo Fosters lot 
and Jesse Culvers land (this triangle is part of the amend- 
ment) and this highway from the northeast corner of Jo Fos- 
ters lot is 4 poles at the west end and 5 poles wide at the east 



228 RECORDS : TOWN OF S0UTH1>IPT0N. 

end, where it comes into the higliway coming from the south* 
west corner of Jo Sayres lot, and tiiis amendment is bounded 
on all sides witii highways and connnon land. No 48 lies in 
the vacancy between Jo Sayres and Jo Fosters lot and is 
bounded east north and south by highways, and west by Jo 
Fosters, and this amendment falling short of irs complement 
of land we laid as a ]>art of it a piece of land at the bottom of 
William Whites lane, and it is about 2 rods wide at the north 
end running up soutiiward to Stephen Pierces land and shoots 
by eastward near 2 rods and contains about 2 acres. No 45) 
lies in 2 pieces, one piece lies before David Cojks shop door 
containing about 2 acres, bounded all rourd by highways, the 
other piece lies in the lane before Daniel Browns doer and ton 
tains about 2 acres, and is bounded west by Mitchels land, 
uorth by Tim Browns land, east by the highway, the south 
end coming almost to a point. 

Pagk 319. No 50 lies on the south side of Josiah 
Piersons land that lies on the country road as you go 
to East Hampton, running the whole length of his front 
leaving him a 2 pole highway against his bars and a 2 pole 
highway at the east end joining to Mr David Piersons land 
and contains about 3i acres. The amendment No 5 L lies in 
2 piece, one pieces lies by Elnathan Pains house and is bound 
ed south and west by highway, and north by Elisha Ilulseys 
land, the east end comes almost to a point just westward of 
Pains house, and contains 3 acres more or less, the other 
piece lies in Swan Creek, lane at Meacox, containing about 1 
acre and § more or less bounded west by Mr Elisha Pain, 
north by Daniel Skellenger, east by the highway, and south 
by the beach, and it is agreed upon by us the layers out that 
the Indian or ]\Iulatto houses that stand upon any of the 
above lots or amendments, the owners of them shall have lib- 
erty to move them oft' if they cant agree with the owners of 
the land. Atid from the consideration of the situation of and 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAJIPTON. 229 

the difference in respect to quality of various pieces of land 
we had to lay out we found it impracticable to lay the amend- 
ments so that No 1 should be drawn with No ] in the lois & 
No 2 witli No 2 &c, but have disposed them in the following 
manner, 



No 1 drewame 


ndn 


lent No 1 G 


No 27 d 


i-ew 


amendment No 39 


No 2 


a 


u 


No 15 


No 28 


a 


11 


No 40 


No -3 


a 


ii 


No 43 


No 29 


a 


li 


No 41 


No I 


u 


a 


No 47 


No 30 


a 


li 


No 14 


No 5 


a 


ii 


No 34 


No 31 


11 


li 


No 20 


N> 


li 


a 


No 48 


No 32 


li 


11 


No 17 


No 7 


11 


u 


No 19 


No 33 


a 


li 


No 18 


No 8 


11 


li 


No 2 1 


No 34 


ii 


11 


No 49 


No 9 


i( 


ii 


No 23 


No 35 


11 


11 


No 9 


No 10 


iC 


a 


No 22 


No 3G 


li 


li 


No 42 


No 11 


a 


ii 


No 24 


No 37 


ii 


ii 


No 12 


No 12 


u 


ii 


No 4G 


No 38 


li 


li 


No 4 


No 13 


a 


ii 


No 1 I 


No 39 


li 


li 


No 25 


No 14 


a 


li 


No 10 


No 40 


li 


i. 


No 2G 


No 15 


a 


ii 


No 5 


No 41 


ii 


11 


No 27 


No 16 


ii 


a 


No 8 


No 42 


a 


11 


No 28 


No 17 


u 


a 


No 1 


No 43 


li 


11 


No 29 


No 18 


u 


a 


No 7 


No 44 


li 


I. 


No 30 


No 19 


a 


a 


No 


No 45 


11 


li 


No 32 


No 20 


ii 


a 


No 35 


No4G 


li 


li 


No 33 


No 21 


a 


11 


No 13 


No 47 


11 


11 


No 3 


No 22 


li 


a 


No 2 


No 48 


11 


I. 


No 45 


No 23 


I. 


ii 


No 3G 


No 49 


11 


11 


No 44 


No 24 


ii 


i( 


No 37 


No 50 


a 


11 


No 50 


No2o 


ii 


li 


No 38 


No 51 


a 


11 


No 51 


No 20 


ii 


li 


No 31 










And this is a 


ret 


mi of onr 


work, given 


under 


our hands 



' this G day of September, Ano Dom, 1703. 

J(3SIAH PIERSON THO^CAS SANDFORD 
ISRAEL HALSEY JEDEDIAH HOWELL 
STEPHEN ROGERS Layers out. 

This is a true copy of the original examined and compared by 
^STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



230 KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAMrTON. ^w '1^ 

Page 320. K^'oulhr.mpton September the G Anno Dom 
17G:}. The Proi)rietois of the town being notiHed thiit the 
Lots in the Little South Diviision were to be drawn on this 
day, they pretty genei-idly met together at the meeting house 
and proceded to draw them as follows, 

fifties fifties 

No ] Uv David Fierson U No 10 Burnet :\riller Esq f 

HeirsofJoim Morehouse 1^ Daniel Hedges i 

Elisha Osborn I 

No '2 EIisl)a Howell 2 Zebediah Osborn ^ 

Eber Wiiite 1 Jeremiah Hand ^ 

Joseph Conkling i 

No 3 Jonathan Hedges 1^ Daniel Leek i 

John Pierson 1 Benony Flint i 

John Jessup § James Hand I 

Daniel Topping i 

No 4 John Sandford 2i ^ Page 321. 

Maltby Gelston ^ No 1 I Cap Theopli Howell 1 f 

A\'illiam Jones } Theoph H-/well Jr * 

Hem-y Ludlani ^ 

No -5 Nathan Herrick ^ Jeremiah Ludlow i 

George Herriek 1 

Edward Herrri(,-k 1 No 12 Jedediah Howell 1 

Ephraim Hildreth i Sihis Howell li 

Hackaliah Foster i William White i 

No G Heirs Daniel Foster 1 ^^ ^.^ ^.,^^^ j^^-^.^ ^^. j^j^^^ 
1 homas_ Scott 1 j,^^^^^.^^^ decayed 1 ^ 



Jeckamiah Scott i 



Jonah Howell and bio 



JacAson Scott i g^^^^^^^^.j ^^ 

No 7 Thomas Sandford Esq 3 

No 14 David Howell 1^ 
No S Cap Stephen Toping U Sanaiel Johnes Jr and 

Peter llildrt-th U IMother Parnel 1 

Josiiua Say re 4 

No 9 David Woodruff IJ 

7\brahani Cook 3 No 1-'^ 1-1''>^ ^'^'^^^ ^ 

Abraham Rose ^ Lemuel Howell 1 

Thomas Jennings ' i Je?se Howell 1 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 231 

fiftios fifties 

No IGJouali&JohnlLilsL'y 1^ Obadiah and Ri Howell ^ 

Joseph j\I iisliail ^ Joseph Howell f 

Nathan Footer I The heirs of Job Wick 1 
The heirs of Stephen 

Kein[)ton deceased i No 24 Daniel Hedges 3 

No 17 John Haines 1 No 25 David Halscy 1 

Henry Harris 1^ Samuel Halsey ^ 

The heirs of David The heirs or assigns of 

Haines deceasi'd J Jonathan Howell, Cob ^ 
The heii"s or assigns of 

No IS Elnathan White J Daniel Halsey' 1 
Kbenezer White Esq ^ 

Henry Picrson ^ No 2G Samuel Cooper 2 

Stejjhen Peirson ^ Icludxxl vSayre f 

Nathan Piersoii ^ Justice Abram Cooper ^ 
Abraham Hjwell • 1 

No 27 Jeremiah Halsey ]i 

No 19 Nathan Halsey .? Eh jah Halsey ^2-5 

Timothv Halsey ^ Tlie lieirs or assigns of 

Theophilns Halsey ^ Chris Lupton 3-5 

.. Nathaniel Rogers ^ Benj Woodruff i 

Joel Sand ford i 1-12 

]\[athew Jaggui- 1-12 No 2S John Russell 2 

Heirs of ThomasLupton 1-5 

No 20 Jonah Sandford 2 Thomas Sandford Esq 

Nathaniel Woodrutf 1 sold to David Woodruff 1-5 

Jonah Sandford 1-5 

No 2! Capt Job Pierson l^ Elias Halsey (conveyed 

Abraham Peirson 1 to Josiah Cooper Jaii 

Benjamin Sayre ^ 3 1775 1-5 

Page 322. Abner Howell 1-5 
No 22 Thomas Cooprr 1 

Lieut Cornelius Halsey 1 No 29 Zechai'iah Sandford 1 

Nehemiah Sayre § James Hihireth 1 

John Hildreth i Thomas Halsey 1 

No 23 The heirs of Justice No 30 Jonah Rogers 1 J-G 

Josiali Howell 1^ Wm Rugers tl 4 J 1-3 



132 IJECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

fifties fifties 

John Jessiip Jr ^ Ko 37 Iliigli Rju^nor ] 

The heirs of Anthony David Iviiynor i 

Ludlam ^ Adonijah Kaynor ^ 

David liose # 



No 31 Ca])t Silas Cook 


]i 


AMdow Anna Rose 


S 


The heirs of Henry 








llalsey deceased 


li 


No 3S Silas Sandford grand 




Jeremiah Stretton Sam- 




son of Tho Sandibrd 




uel fetretton and the 




deceased 


1 


heirs of Abi-ani Stret- 




The heirs of Timothy 




ton deceased 


* 


Woodi-uli deceased 








Elias Woodruff 




No 32 The heirs of Jus- 




Jeremlali Culver 




tice John Howell 


u 


Heirs of Robert Moore 




The heirs of Tho Lupto 


n i 


John Woodruff 




David Fithian 


1 






A\'m Jennings 


i 


No 39 The heirs of Jere- 








my Jagger deceased 


1 


No 33 Dea Thomas Coopei 


H 


Samuel Jagger 


1 


John White 


H 


Samuel Bishop 


i 






John Bishop 


* 


No 34 Dea John Sayre 


1 


Joseph Burnet 


i 


Samuel Howell 


1 






Zebulon Halsey 


1 


No 40 Jesse Culver 


i 






Abram Fordhani 


1-t) 


No 35 AYm Foster Jr 


U 


Lemuel Halsey I 


-10 


Obadiah Johnes 


1 


Joseph j\Iarshall & 




Joseph Sayre 


i 


John Reeves 1 


-10 






Daniel Hildreth 


J 


No 30 Daniel Moore 


* 


Joseph Rogers 


* 


Edward Topping 


-^ 


Deacon Thomas Cooper 


h 


Ezekiel San chord 


* 


Silas Halsey 


I 


Samuel Howell ye 3d 


^ 


Stephen Peirce 


i 


Ebenezer Edwards sold 




Silas J ess up 


i 


to David Woodrutf 


i 


John Strong 


i 


Joshua Howell 


i 


Page 32 L 




Tho Toi)ping 


f 


No 41 Israel Halsey 


22 


Nathan iSoiris 


* 


Elias Pelietreau 


i 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUXnAMPTON. 



233 





fifties 




fifties 


42 Edward Howell 


1 


Elisha Halsey 


i 


David Hand 


1 


Moses Culver 


i 


Josiali Pierson 


1 


Stephen Foster 


i 



No 43 Mathew Jagger 



No 44 Daniel Scliellenger 
David Convitliy 
The heirs of Caleb Cor- 

withy deceased 
Samuel Huntting Esq 
David Topping 



No 45 Capt Obadiah Rogers 2 

John Foster 1 

No 46 John Mitchel - 2 

Maltby Gelston ^ 

David Sand ford ^ 

No 47 Ebenezer White IJ 

Charles White ^ 

David Cooper i 



No 48 Capt Tho Stephens 1* 

Thomas Jessup 1^ 

Wm Woolly J 

Timothy Foster | 

No 49 Deacon James Haines IJ 
The heirs of John Top- 
ping deceased 1 
David Cook i 
Henry Smith ^ 



No 50 Henry Howell 
John Cook 



No 51 The heirs of Capt 
John Post deceased 
Capt John Post 
Nathaniel Halsey 



U 



The above is a true copy of the original draft examined and 
compared per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



NOTE=? ON THE SURVEY OF TtlE LITTLE SOUTH DIVISrON. 

The report of the survey of the Little South Division, for 
its explicit minuteness, may challenge comparison with anj^- 
thing of the kind recorded in Suffolk County. But after the 
lapse of more than a hundred years, it is not surprising that 
most of the landmarks should have become obliterated, and the 
difficulty of identifying the various lots and amendments can 



20 i RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIA^IPTON. 

only be appreciated by those who have attempted a similar 
task. The information contained in the following notes has 
been gained by a personal visit to each of tlie localities named, 
by a careful examination and comparison of old deeds and oth- 
er documents, and from data furnished by aged persons of re- 
tentive memory and careful observation. 

The pages given below correspond with the printed pages. 

Notes on page 20S. The highway from "Abram Pierson's 
to Wainscott" is the one leading east from Sagg street, south 
'of the homestead late of Caleb Pierson, deceased, (now of 
Hiram S. Rogers.) Lots 1 and 2 are now owned by A. Strong 
and heirs of Levi Hedges. Lots 3 and 4 are part of what was 
lately the " poor-house farm," as is also "Ammi Flint's and 
Silvanus Toppings land " or homestead. 

Page 209. Ammi Flint's 2 pole highway is now closed. 
The piece of land at bottom of lane at Meacox now belongs to 
the " Methodist Association." Daniel Howell's house stood 
about half way between the country road and Edward How- 
ell's house at Poxabog. "Paul Pierson's lot" is the corner of 
8agg road and Country road. The 2 pole highway is closed. 
" The highway to Sag-Harbor" is the continuation of Sagg 
street. No 6 is now the homestead of the heirs of ]\Iaiines 
Osborn. 

Page 210. Edward Howell livei where his descendent 
Edward H. now lives. The road by the pond is the one by 
the house of Thomas Tyndal. Lot S is now owned by liim. 
David Hand lived on tlie homestead of the late Theron Hand. 
The roads by the orchard are closed. John Norris lived where 
Stephen Topping now lives. 

Page 211. The land mentioned as Daniel Topping's and 
P)enjamin Sayre's is now owned by Horatio G. Sayi'e. " The 
liighway from Nathan Norrises to Daniel Moores " is now 
known as " Norris lane." Nathan Norris Hved where Henry 
Howell now lives. The road at south end of Great South Di- 
vision lots is now called " Cook's lane," it runs from the road 
from Sagg to Sag-Haibor, on the north side of Poxabog pond, 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHASIPTON. 235 

west to the Turnpike. Daniel Moore lived on north side of 
Cook's lane, at the head of " Norris lane" or road running 
north from homestead of Henry Howell. Ammi Flint lived 
on north side of Cook's lane, about 50 rods north-west of Pox- 
abog pond. "Ammi Flints and Dr. Tarbills land " is now 
Lester Bennett's. 

Page 212. Brushy plain is the tract north of residences of 
Dr. John L. Gardiner and Wm. Gardiner. The road by Josh- 
ua Howell's is Lumber lane. Joshua Howell's house was on 
west side of said lane, on the place now owned by William S. 
IMorris, opposite to tlie house of Samuel Hildreth, it was torn 
down about 6 years since. " Widow Toppings door" was. 
where Dr. Levi D. Wright now lives. 

Page 213. The Parsonage land was the homestead now 
owned by Wm. H. H. Rogers and land adjoining. The Pres- 
byteiian church stands on Lot 21. Lot 22 is owned by heirs 
of Wra. Fordham. Josliua Howell's mill was where the mill 
now stands. The " road from S-W corner of Maltbies lot to 
8-W corner of Parsonage land " is the road on east side of the 
Methodist church lot, running to Sagg road by Charles Henry 
Topping's machine shop. The 2 pole highway to Zachariali 
8andtbrd's lot is the continuation of Butter lane, or road to 
depot. Tim. Halsey's house is where Oliver Halsey now lives. 
The " road by Wheaton's house " ran south from Sagg road, 
just east of homestead of John F. Youngs, it is now closed. 
The school house stood in the road between the homesteads 
of James L. Haines and Wm. H. H. Rogers. The Methodist 
church is on Lot 24. 

Page 214. Lots 25-27 lie between houses of John F. Youngs 
and Oliver Halsey. Zachariah Sandford's lot is now Jeremiah 
Schellenger's. No. 28 is at entrance to Bridge-Hampton St., 
and owned by Elisha Howell and others. Corwithy's lot is 
the old Corwith homestead on west side of Snake Hollow road. 
Thomas Cooper's land is now homestead of Jetur Bishop. 

Page 215. Jesse Howell's probably now homestead of Chas. 
A. Peirson, south side of Railroad. Widow Moore's lot is now 
owned by Elbert Rose. David Cook's is now Albert Halsey's 
homestead. The highway south of Tho. Cooper's land is now 



236 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

closed. Tlie road from south-west corner of Cooper's land is 
the road north of Herman Woodruflf's by Jetur Bishop's. Na- 
than Halsey lived where Phineas Terry now lives, north of 
depot. Lots 30-34 include homestead of James M. Halsey and 
land north. "Windmill liill" is a little west of Noah Halsey's 
and gives the name to land in vicinity. Jeremiah Halsey's 
land was east of highway running by Orlando Hand's to Scut- 
tle Hole road, and south of the Harbor road. 

Page 216. David Woodruff's land is now farm of heirs of 
Silas Corwith. Nathaniel Woodrufl" lived east of the present 
homestead of Elias W. The highway from Ebenezer Edwards 
is probably the one running north from Orlando Hand's to 
Scuttle Hole road. The highway to Millstone is the one nni- 
ning north from Elias Woodruff's to James Edwards'. Mill- 
stone swamp wrs so called from the fact that one of the mill- 
stones for the first mill in this town was procured there. The 
road from Samuel Jones' corner to Millstone swamp ran origi- 
nally through the hollow by Elias Woodruff's house. The pond 
by Samuel Johnes' door is the one south-east from house of 
Hon. Stephen Haines ; the house stood on the east side of the 
pond ; this house and land was given to Samuel Johnes 3d by 
his father, Samuel 2d, in 1716, see 2d book of deeds, p. 590 ; 
the land was granted to Samuel Johnes 1st by town in 1687, 
and was near lot No. S in 40 acre division, see Vol. 2, printt d 
records, p. 121. Lots 37-39 are now part of farm of Stephen 
Haines, south side of Harbor road. The burying place is 
south-west of Stephen Haines' house. 

Page 217. The land spoken of as " Ludlams millstone 
swamp or house " was purchased by Anthony Ludlam of its 
original owners, and was Lot 24 in the 40 acre division, see 
Vol. 2, printed records, p. 172. In 1753 it was sold by Sam- 
uel Ludlam to his son Anthony ; it is now owned by Hon. 
Henry P. Hedges, see page 233 (original) of this volume. The 
lot in Great South Division belonging to Tim. Woodruff's 
heirs is probably in Lot No. 20 of that division. The lots 
40-43 now belong to Stephen Haines. The lot at Meacox 
now belongs to Nathan Post. 

Page 218. Jeremiah Stratton lived on homestead of Albert 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 237 

G. Cook, deceased. "Strattoii's lane" is the road east of said 
homestead. Mathew Jagger Hved where Alanson Cook now 
lives. Fithian Halsey probably lived where George Strong now 
lives. "The new meeting house" was erected about 1753, by 
the New Liglit movement, so called, it stood on south side of the 
countr}^ road, nearly opposite the west end of the Hay Ground 
burying place. Abram Rose hved on the present homestead 
of Elbert Rose. Lot 47 is now owned by Charles Doxy, the 
roads around it are now closed. Lots 43-50 are now owned 
by Mathew Hildreth, Esq., and were purchased by John Hil- 
dreth of the original owners. The " main highway " is Mea- 
cox street running east and west. Jonah Tarbell lived where 
Thomas Cooper now lives. Thomas Cooper lived on north 
side of the main street west of the old Hildreth homestead, 
lately torn down. Elisha Howell lived where Mrs. Chatfield 
now lives. Ehas Cook's 2 pole highway is now closed. Lot 
51 is now east part of farm of John Squires' heirs, at mill 
pond head. Eber White lived on lot about 40 rods north of 
road leading from mill pond head to Sag-Harbor, and on east 
side of road running north to Deerfield, his house-lot was on 
Lot No. 44, of 30 acre division, (see page 24 of this book and 
page 164 of Vol. H, printed records), it is now the north part 
of farm of heirs of Silvanus Squires. Ebenezer White lived on 
homestead now of David R. Halsey, at mill pond head. The 
road to Eber White's house is closed. Elisha Halsey's house 
stood on the south-west corner of the farm of Asher M. Bene- 
dict, on road from mill '^pond head to Sag-Harbor. Widow- 
Topping's corner was the south-west corner of Herman Hal- 
seys home lot. 

Page 219. John Kenner's was a Httle west of house now 
of Charles Rogers, at Hay Ground. Lupton's orchard is in 
the woods about ^ of a mile north of Charles Terbell's house. 
Amendments 5-8 probably lie on the north side of road from 
mill pond head to Sag-Harbor, and east ot homestead of Albert 
Squires. Amendments 9-14 lie west of homestead of Charles 
Terbell. Edmund Northgate lived just east of house now of 
Capt. Harvey Hallock. 

Page 220. The amendments 9 and 10 lie east of homesteads 
of David R. and Lemuel Halsey, and the road from " Hay 



238 RKCORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Ground hollow" runs along their east bounds. Elnatlian 
Payne's house is now the homestead of Kobert Squires, or 
heirs of Jonn Squires. 

Page 221. No 15 and 16 cannot be identified. Stan- 
borough's lot is next west of the house of Mrs. Nancy Goodale, 
and is now owned by heirs of David Hedges Sandford. In 
1762 it was owned by John Stanborough, see page 339, orig- 
inal, of this book. No 17 is now the home lot of Mr. Jones 
Rogers, at 7 ponds. The 4 pole highway is now closed, it ran 
south just east of the house of Charles Hildreth. Daniel Hil- 
dreth's lot is now the homestead of Daniel Hildreth, his grand- 
son. Joseph Hildreth's house was west and opposite to the 
liouse of Daniel Phillips. Flax pond point is north of the 
2:>ond farthest east. 

Page 222. No 17 is north of the new house of Wm. Halsey. 
The 6 rod highway is the one running north into the woods 
from the house of Daniel Hildreth. Amendments 20-23 form 
the triangular piece of land owned by Wm. Sayre, Joseph Hor- 
ton and heirs of D. Hedges S-indford. Ichabod Sayre's close is 
the homestead of Barnard Archibald, it was originally owned 
by Joshua Barnes and he sold it to Ichabob Sayre in 1706. 
Abner Howell's land is the farm of Tliomas Archibald, it was 
sold to Josiah H., father of Abner, in 1704, by Edward Howell. 
Amendments 24-28 are now the farm of Gerardus L. Drake. 
Samuel Bishop's close is now the land of Samuel Austin and 
Edward Horton. It was sold to Sam. Bishop by Joshua 
Barnes, 1706, afterwards sold by Bisliop to Elias Pelletreau, 
by him to Barnard Archibald. Jones' ditch, still standing, is 
at the south end of the cleared land belonging to the heirs of 
Jonathan Fithian, north of G. L. Drake's farm. 

Page 223. John Bishop's close is part of Joshua Elliston's 
farm. It w^as sold to Ephraim Plildreth by Zebulon Howell, 
1727. No. 29 is now the farm of Lewis Jagger. Elias Fos- 
ter's land or close is now part of the farm of George W. Whit- 
taker, south of house. It originally belonged to Francis Sayre, 
and was sold by Thomas Sayre to Abraham Howell, 1720. 
Patience, widow of Abraham Howell, lett it to Elias Foster, 
eldest son of Thomas F., 1756, by him sold to James or Sam- 
uel Jagger. No. 31 is north of Uriah Lane's farm. 



RECOKDS : TOV.X OF SOUTHAMPTON. 239 

PaOtE 224. No. 32 is the tnangulur piece of huicl now 
owned by John Miilforcl, east side of North Sea road by edge 
of woods, it was bought by Nathaniel Jagger of Zephaniah 
Rogers, 17S4. Lemuel Wicks' close " as you go to millstone 
brook " is part of Bartlett Robinson's farm at Tuckahoe, Da- 
vid Raynor's lot is the farm late of Charles Payne, deceased, 
(now Elihu Hubbard.) It is mentioned in 1703 as "Jonathan 
Raynors land at Seponack old ground," it was sold to Elias 
Peiletreau by James Ray nor, 1812, wlio sold it to Jeremiah 
Topping, from whom it was bought by Charles Payne. 
" Thomas Scotts " is now the homestead of heirs of Capt. Ed- 
w.'ird White, at Seponack. Millstone brook road is the one 
running by Edgar Sandford's and Tuckahoe school house to 
Millstone brook. Amendments 34-41 all butt west on Shin- 
necock hills. 

Page 225. Maple tree hole is a pool of water a little 
south-east of the house of the late Capt. Edward WHiite. 
Widow Lupton's is now the farm of Lewis Scott, east of Capt. 
Edward White's Amendments 39, 40, 41, 42, or the greater 
part of them, were bought of original owners by John Bishop, 
sold by his heirs to James Fanning, and is now form of Win. 
liol)inson. No 43 and 44 are now farm of Edgar Sandford. 
Tnckahoe school house probably stands on No 35. No 45 is 
part of larm of" Charles Harlow, south of Railroad. The par- 
sonage land is probably part of farm of Matliew Cross' heirs, 
(see page 39 of this book.) No 47 is the liomestead of David 
Terry, at Tuckahoe. Reeves' land is north part of Bartlett 
Rjbinson's farm. No. 46 is farm late of John Porter, now 
Vv^m. Nicoll's. Jo. Foster's lot probabl}^ north part of Henry 
Enstine's homestead. 

Page 22G. Jo. Sayre's lot probably part of Charles Rishop's 
homestead. Wm. White's lane is the road running north 
from country road about f of a mile cast of Main street, l)y 
house of heirs of David White's heirs. The 2 acres at bottom 
arc part of farm of Horace Fanning, and were sold by the ong- 
inal owners to Wm. Woolly, 1764. Stephen Peirce's land is 
lot John Fom-nier, south of Railroad. No 49 cannot be identi- 
fied. No. 50 lies on the north side of the road to East-Hamp- 
ton, some SO rods east of Stigg street. Elnathan Payne's house 



2-40 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

is now the homestead of the heirs of John Squires, at mill 
pond head. 



Southampton Jul)^ 11 17G3. A difFercnce arose between 
Samuel Jagger and Thomas Jennings about some meadow at 
a place called matuck swamp whether it was divided or not, 
and they mutually chose Ichabod Sayre Thomas Scott and 
William Jones, but when they came there they could not 
agree the three men should judge upon the same, but said 
Jennings offered to said Jagger to stick up stakes and give 
said Jagger the choice of sides which said Jagger complied 
with, and said Jagger chose the east side toward matuck 
swamp, and on the south side of the creek to Thomas Scotts 
meadow on West neck. Agreed on by us 

SAMUEL JAGGER 
THOMAS JENNINGS 
In presence of us arbitrators 
Ichabod Sayre 
Thomas Scott 
Wm Jones 
The above is a true copy per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

(The above is part of page oOG, original.) 
[Matuck swamp is a little north-west of Great Fresh Pond] 

Page 325. [Abstract.] Lazarus Scott of Greenwich Conn 

sells to his brothers John Thomas and Jackson of the town of 

Southampton all my right and title to all the lands that my 

father Jeckomiali Scott was ever possessed of. March 25 1751 

Witnes Henry Harris Abram Halsey. 

Page 32G. Southampton December 12 1703. It was 



RECORDS : TOWN OB^ SOUTHAMPTON. 241 

agreed on by the Proprietors oi" Pine neck that Wilham Jones 
Silas Halsey and Jeremiah Post should divide the amendment 
to the lots of Pine Neck, which we did in the manner follow- 
ing, we run a highway of eight rods wide in the middle of the 
neck between the two roads that goes down said neck from 
Quogue road down to the head of tlie great pond to a large 
Pine tree which we marked three sides, to be four rods each 
way from the marks given and to continue down Southerly to 
the butt of the lots formerly laid out, and a highway of four 
rods wide across the Butts of the old lots from Josiah Fosters 
lot which is No 23 eastward to Nathan Herricks Jonah and 
John Halseys which is No 19, and then we measured the east 
side as the path now goes on the east sidei and found it to be 
497 rods to the north side of the great pond of which we di- 
vided into six lots beginning at Tianah, No 1 containing IGO 
rods in breadth, drawn by Elisha Howell Silas Halsey John 
Post Nathaniel Halsey & Cornelius Halsey, or those proprie- 
tors that drew No 20 in the old Division in the said neck. 
Lot No 2 70 rods wide drawn by Joseph and Isaac Post. Lot 
No 3 is 42 rods wide drawn by Josiah Foster. Lot No 4 is 
4S rods wide drawn by John Joseph and Isaac Post. Lot No 
5 is SO rods wide drawn by Stephen Foster Silas Halsey and 
Wm Jones. No 6 is 97 rods wide drawn by John and Jonah 
Halsey and Nathan Herrick, the lines between these lots run- 
ning east and west exact from the bay to the middle highway 
afore mentioned, the Lot No 1 having a passing road through 
No 2 for conveniency of landing, and a passing road shall be 
allowed from the great highway at the head of the great pond 
eastward to the bay through Lot No 5, and then we measured 
the west side in the path from Josiah Fosters old fence up to 
the lower Quogue road 120 rods and divided it into six lots, 
the lines of division being east and west, we began to No at 
Quogue lower road with No 1 and down southward in course 
to 6, each proprietor drawing the same number on the west 



242 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

side as they draw on the east side, the said lots to run to tlie 
great higliway east and west to the Wesuck creek except No 
2 which is not to go over the small creek that heads in No 1. 
No 1 is 20 rods wide at the path as the path goes. No 2 is 
26 rods wide. No 3 is 22 rods wide. No 4 is 20 rods wide. 
No 5 is 16 rods wide. No 6 is 16 rods wide, and it is cove- 
nanted by the proprietors that whatever proprietor shall fence 
any part on either side of the neck he shall cut a sufficient 
road round his inclosure for the Proprietors to pass and repass 
except he incloseth unto the great highway. 

Returned by us WM JONES 

JEREMIAH POST 
SILAS HALSEY 
This is a true copy of the original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 327. [Aljstract.] Nehemiah Sayre and Joseph Sayre 
having a fifty in Lot 49 Great South Division divide as foUows 
they divided it cross wise into four lots begining at the south 
end with No 1 increasiag northward to No 4. No 1 is 124 
poles long, No 2 is 100 poles long, No 3 is 100 poles long, 
and No 4 is 125 poles long, aU the lots being measured on the 
east side, and Nehemiah Sayre has Lots 2 and 3, and Josepli 
has Lots 1 and 4, to which both agree, and that each shall go 
through the others land as conveniency calls for. Feb 25 1764 
(This is the w^ood land of heirs of Julius Sayre, Seponack.) 
March 12 1764 Then voted by the trustees that Mr Josiali 
Peirson for and m consideration of one pound fourteen shillings 
and six pence shall have about forty six poles of land which is 
two small highways laid through the amendment No 50 in the 
Little South Division to be to him and to his heirs and assigns 
forever, attest 

ISAAC POST Clerk of the trustees. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 243 

[Abstract.] The trustees exchange 2 acres of land with 
Edward Howell of Bridge-Hamj^ton, he taking 2 acres near 
his dwelling house, and laying down same quantity at S W 
corner of his home lot. May 6 1755. 

[XoTE — Edward Howell lived on the east side of Sagg road 
leading to Sag Harbor, north of the country road.] 

[Page 32S.] 

Southampton April 6 17G2 At a town meeting held on 
said day by the free holders and comonalty of said town to 
chuse town officers for the year ensuing, the freeholders do 
proceed to their choice as followeth in presence of Hugh Gels- 
ton and Job Peirson Justices, Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk 
for the year ensuing, Job Peirson Esq chosen Superviser for 
the year ensuing, John Dains and Silas Howell chosen Cons- 
tables for the year ensuing, Abraham Rose chosen Collector 
tor 6d per £ for the year ensuing, Isaac Post and Thomas 
Sandford chosen Assessors f jr tlie year ensuing, Israel Halsey 
and Jedediah Howell chosen Supervisers for Intestate Estates 
for the year ensuing, Deacon Thomas Cooper, Isaac Post Jed- 
ediah Howell Nehemiah Sayre Obadiah Rogers Elisha Howell 
David Rose Capt Steplien Topping David Hand David Halsey 
Henry Howell Israel Halsey chosen trustees for the year en- 
suing, Isaac Post and David Halsey chosen overseers of the 
poor for the year ensuing, David Howell Nehemiah Sayre and 
Israel Halsey chosen commissioners for highways for the year 
ensuing, John White & Israel Halsey chosen viewers of fence 
for the year ensuin<>-. 

JOB PEIRSON ^ T f 
HUGH GELSTONK"^"^^'^ 

The above is a true copy of 
the original examined per 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



D 



244 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Southampton April 5 1763. At a town meeting held on 
said day by the freeholders of said town to chuse town officers 
for tlie year ensuing, the freeholders proceed to their choice as 
followeth, in presence of Hugh Gelston and Thomas Cooper 
Justices, Stephen Rogers chosen clerk for the year ensuing, 
George Herrick and JohnDains chosen constables for the year 
ensuing, George to give three pounds and Dains twenty nine 
shillings, Abraham Rose chosen collector for the year ensuing 
for 6d per pound, Isaac Post Esq Thomas Sandford Esq Da- 
vid Howell and Josiah Peirson chosen assessors for the year 
ensuing, Jedediah Howell and Israel Halsey chosen Supervis- 
ors for Intestate estates for the year ensuing, Isaac Post Esq 
Jedediah Howell Samuel Howell David Howell Silas Howell 
Thomas Cooper Esq Israel Halsey John Cook David Wood- 
ruif Daniel Hedges Thomas Sandford Esq and EHsha Howell 
chosen trustees for the year ensuing, Isaac Post Esq and Da- 
vid Halsey ehosen overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, 
David HoweU Nehemiah Sayre and Israel Halsey chosen com- 
missioners for highways for the year ensuing, Israel Halsey 
and John White chosen viewers of fence for the year ensuing. 

Voted that the land westward of Red Creek should be laid 
out. Voted that Shinecock bay shall be let into the sea. 

HUGH GELSTON 
THOMAS COOPER 

A true copy of the original 
examined per 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Southampton November 27th 17G4. At the 
request of the trustees of the town of Southampton we the 
Commissioners for said town by name Henry Howell David 
Halsey and William Jones, have laid out in pursuance of an 
act of General assembly made for that purpose, a highway or 



Justices 



RECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 245 

passing road at the fish cove at North sea, on the east side 
through Samuel Jennings land 58 rods, 20 feet wide from 
common high water upward, beginning at the town land at 
the south end appraised at Ss, also on ye same side through 
John Haines land the same distance from the water upward 
18 rods long appraised at 2s 6d, on the west side beginning 
at Conl^lings stone on Jackson Scotts land 21 J rods long from 
connuon high water 20 feet wide u])ward appraised at 5s lOd. 
Then through John Haines land 16 rods long the same width 
as above appraised at 48 Gd, then through Henry Harrises 
land llf rods long the same width as above appraised at 6s, 
then through the widow Haines land 15 rods long 20 feet wide 
from the edge of the water at common low water, appraised 
at 10s 8d and then through Henry Harris and Samuel Jenings 
land 28 rods long to the going over on to the island at the 
South east point of said island 20 feet wide from the edge of 
the water at common low water, appraised at 1 Ss 4d, all which 
land sliall be improved as usual by those that have the land in 
possession and enjoy uU the privileges that they did before so 
long as they are peaceable and don't molest the town of Sout- 
hampton in passing and repassing and drawing fish and saving 
them. But wlien they shall molest the proprietors in the 
above privileges then it shall and may be lawful for the com- 
missioners to lay open said highway through the above enclos- 
ures. And that the land together with the damages which 
the town buy of Joseph Jacobs is valued by us the jury at 
sixpence the rod whether they buy more or less, the town has 
taken of Jacobs land along by the side of the fence called 
Scotts fence, now in the possession of Samuel Jennings on the 
east side of the fish cove 12 rods and 20 feet long up to the 
plain open road that goes round said cove which amounts to 
6 shillings and one half penny for a highway from the plain 
road down to the acre of land reserved by the town at the 
head of the fish cove for the benefit of the proprietors, and the 



246 RECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

whole of the money ordered by the Justices and jury for us to 
pay in the town's behalf is paid by us the commissions for 
said town. 

Tliis done by us 

HENRY HOWELL 
DAVID HALSEY 
AVM JONES 

Commissioners 
A true copy of the original examined by me 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 

[Conkling's stone was a little south of head of fish cove, on 
the North Sea line.J 



Page 330. Southampton September 7th 17G4. We the 
Commissioners for the Town of Southampton have given un- 
to Nathan Fordham Jr all that land that his ware house now 
stands on and a gore piece of land lying to the nortliward of 
his house he had of Mr Russell* a line running from the north 
east corner of said house five rods and two feet Bearing North 
twenty two degrees west, also a piece of land at the south end 
of his house he had of Russell from the Southeast corner upon 
a line of two rods & three feet bearing South fifteen degrees 
east to a line running to the meadow bearing west twelve de- 
grees South all wliich we grant unto the said Fordham his 
heirs and assignes forever, for and in consideration of a high- 
way of two rods et J wide between tlie above granted gore 
piece of land and his and Fosters Warehouses bearing west 
fifteen degrees South which I the said Nathan Fordham Jr 

* The house stood uear the site of the Railroad depot at Sag-Harbor. It 
after desf^euded to his sou Peletiah Fordham, who, from certain personal pe- 
culiarities, was well known to his contemporaries as " Duke Fordham." His 
tavern was a noted resort m the early part of this century. At this tavern 
Fenimore Coopei, the prince of American novelists, wrote his tirst work, 
"Precaution." W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 247 

grant unto the town of Southampton for ever for tlie above 
premises they have granted unto me my heirs & assignes. 
Witless our hands the day and year above written 

NATHAN FORDHAM Jr 
HENRY HOWELL 
WM JONES 
DAVID HALSEY 

Commissioners. 
A true copy of tlie original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 



Page 33 J. [Abstract.] Abner Howell sells to James 
Cooper my house and home lot* which was formerly my fii- 
thers, Bounded E by land of Jonathau Peirce, N by Samuel 
Johnes, W & S by liighways, price 150^ york money. Aug 
26 1752. 

Page 332. [Abstract,] The trustees of the town sell to 
John Mitchell 10 acres and 15S poles of land on Hog neck be- 
ing the whole of a highway across said neck, 370 rods long, 
and 6 poles wide, and part of another highway 83 poles long 
and 6 poles wide, and John Mitchell agrees for himself and 
heirs and assignes to keep good gates or bars across said roads 
and allow all people to pass as the shall require March 5 1765 

Page 333. [Abstract.,] John Haines sells to Jackson 
Scott 8 acres in Cow neck, bounded W by highway, E by 
Scollop pond, N by Jackson Scott, S by Thomas Jennings, 
price 28^ Sept 2 1763 

Witness Bethuel Reeves Anthony PLvines. 

* Tliis is now the home lot of Mr. Lewis Bowden, on the north corner of 
the road leading west from main street, and the road to North Sea. Abner 
Howell was son of Josinh Howell. W. S. P. 



248 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 334. At a town meeting held on April the Second 
1765 by the free holders of Southampton to chuse Town offi- 
cers for the year ensuing the tree holders proceed to their 
choice as folio weth in the presence of Hugh Gelston and Isaac 
Post Justices. Stephen Rogers chosen Clerk for the year en- 
suing, Thomas Cooper Esq chosen Supervisor for the year en- 
suing, Abraham Rose chosen Collector for the year ensuing 
for Gd per £, Abraham Cooper and Josiah Pierson chosen As- 
sessors for the year ensuing, Jedediah Howell and Capt Steph- 
en Topping chosen Supervisers for intestate estates for the 
year ensuing, Abram Cooper David Howell Capt Obadiah 
Rogers Capt Thomas Stephens Isaac Post Esq Wm Foster Jr 
Henry Harris Ebenezer White Esq Abraham Peirson James 
Haines John Russel and Jonah Sandford chosen trustees for 
the year ensuing, Isaac Post Esq and David Halsey chosen 
overseers of the poor for the year ensuing John White and 
David Woodruff cliosen viewers of fence for the year ensuing 

HUGH GFLSTON 
ISAAC POST 
A true copy examined Justices 

Stephen Rogers Clerk 

Southampton February ye 5 day 1753 We the major part 
of North Sea Proprietors liave agreed to lay out all the undi- 
vided land eastward of David Haines and Thomas Lupton and 
Henry Harris to the town line by the discretion of Abraham 
Halsey and Jackson Scott and also they shall lay out a blank 
lot to defray the charge. Witness our hands 

JOAB CLARK SAMUEL CLARK Jr 

JOHN JENNINGS THOMAS JENNINGS 
DAVID ROSE WILLIAM JENNINGS 

JACKSON SCOTT THOMAS LUPTON 
JOHN HAINES THOMAS SCOTT 
JOHN WHITE MARY M LUM her mark 

Witnessed by Joseph Albertson 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 249 

Southampton April 1st 1753. Whereas the Proprietors of 
North Sea (as by a covenant under their hands may more fully 
appear) did hire and employ Jackson Scott and Abram Halsey 
to lay out and lot a certain tract and parcel of land situate 
within the said North sea bounds bounded on the Southeast 
by the Town line, Southwest by David Haines and other laid 
out land, and according to the trust reposed in us and the 
Page 335.] power given us by the said proprietors we pro- 
ceded to the work in the followang manner : We began at the 
westward side of the said land by the said fence and laid out 
a piece of land for an amendment to two lots, and on the east 
ward side of the said amendment we laid out the Lot No 1 23 
poles on the Town line and 15 poles wide at the north west 
end, and E of No 1 we laid No 2 22 poles wide on the town 
line, and 14 at the northward end, and E of No 2 we laid an 
highway of 3 poles wide where the path now is, and it is to 
be equal on each side of the path and to run as the path runs, 
and then we laid out another highway where the fish pond 
path is of three poles wide, also to be equal on each side of 
the path and to go as the path now is, between which two 
highways we laid out four lots fronting at each end upon the 
said highways, as No 3 No 4 No 5 and No 6 j No 3 is 15 poles 
and i wide by the middle highway, and 41 poles by the fish 
pond highway, and No 4 lies Southward of No 3 and is 9 poles 
wide by the middle highway, and 23 by the fish pond high- 
way, and No 5 lies Southward of No 4 and is 9 poles wide by 
the middle highway and 21 by the fish pond highway, and 
and No 6 lies by the Town line and is 5 poles wide by the 
middle highway, and 14 poles by the fish pond highway, but 
the breadth of these 4 lots is measured as the paths now run 
and not on a square, and the above said amendment of land 
lying between No 1 and the old laid out land we laid to two 
lots No 3 and Na 4 to belong equally to each lot, and then we 
laid out six lots more which we called poor lots to be drawn 



250 ■ RECORDS : TOW^ OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

with the aforesaid six good Lots and are of the same No with 
tliem only the six poor lots are witnessed with an X thus to 
each No and No 1 in the poor lots is to be drawn with No 3 
in the good lots, and No 2 in the poor lots is to be drawn 
with No 4 in the good lots and No 3 in the poor lots with No 
5 in the good lots, and No 4 in the poor lots with No 6 in tlie 
good lots, and No 5 in the poor lots with No 2 in the good lots, 
and No 6 in the poor lots with No 1 in the good lots. The 
poor lot No 1 by the south line is 20 poles w^ide, No 2 by the 
south line is IS poles, and each of these lots are 39 poles long, 
and No 1 is 1 pole wide at the N end No 3 is 11 poles wide 
at the E end and 2 poles at the N end. No 4 is 11 poles 
widt at the S end and 2 at the N end. No 5 is 12 at the S end 
and 2 poles & ^ at the N end and No 6 lies on the N side of 
the fish pond road and is 20 poles & J wide at the east end 
and 7 poles at the W end, and 30 poles long by the said high 
way, there being no open highway to No 1 therefore there is 
and shall be liberty of a passing way to No 1 across the S end 
of No 2 of 20 feet wide so long as it shall be necessary for the 
use of No 1 and no longer, and then we laid out a blank, lot 
on the N-E side of the fish pond highway containing about 
three acres of land or thereabouts* 

ABRAM HALSEY 
JACKSON SCOTT 

Layers out. 

Southampton Dec ] S 1753 Then appeared at David Haines 
the major part of the proprietors and then drew lots, 
Joab Clark No 1 John Haines No 3 John White No 5 
John Jennings No 2 John Lum No 4 Jackson Scot No G 

John Hudson and John Haines Witnesses 

The above is a true copy of tlie original agreement, returns 
and draught of laid lands examined 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

* The lots laid out as above lie south aud east of homestead of Edwin Jen- 
nings and heirs of Wm. Henry Hai-ris, at North Sea. W. F. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 251 

Page 336. Memorandum that Silas Halsey and Daniel 
Hildreth have sold each of them one equal half fifty right in 
a piece of land lying in Meacox lane toward the beach, it be- 
ing part of the lot No 40 in the little South Division for the 
consideration of five pounds in cash and they promise that 
when the aflliirs of the nation is settled with regard to stamped 
paper that they will give him an ample deed for the same, as 
witness their hands this 1st day of April 1766 

SILAS HALSEY 
DANIEL HILDRETH 
Witnessed by Stephen Rogers. 

[It would seem as if the name of the person to whom the 
above land was sold was omitted by mistake in the above 
writing, w. s. p.] 



Wliereas we Nathan Herrick and Daniel Cook have had 
some difference in regard to the line between our lots of mea- 
dow on the West Beach, we have now agreed that the line 
aforesaid shall run from the original stake at the beach upon a 
direct line to the bay so as to leave Nathan Herrick two rods 
wide in the narrowest place against the Pond. Witness our 
hands this first day of April Anno Dom 1766 

NATHAN HERRICK 
DANIEL COOK 



[Abstract.] Samuel Bishop sells to David Horton J 50 of 
commonage in Quogue Purchase, price 20s July 20 1765 
Witnes Nathan Penny James Fanning Jr. 

Page 337. [Abstract.] Samuel Bishop sells to Nathan 
Penny of Southold J 50 comonage in Quogue Purchase, price 
20s July 20 1765. 

Witness David Horton James Fanning Jr 



252 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJfPTON. 

Page 338. [Abstract.] Ezekiel Sandford sells to Jere- 
miah Corwin of Southold ^ 50 commonage in Quogue Pur- 
chase price 22s Nov 25 1766 

Wit John Sandford Daniel Schellenger Jr 

Samuel Cook gives in his earmark to be a slope under each 
ear and a half j)enny under each. 

Page 339. [Abstract.] John Stanborough of Westerly, 
Rhode Island sells to his sister Abigail Stanborough of South- 
ampton 22 acres at Little worth* bounded N E S by highways 
W by David Howell, also 10 acres in lot — in Great South 
Division. May 29 17G2 

Southampton June 6 1767 Being appointed Wm Jones 
and Josiah Foster have laid out the land between the roads in 
pine neck in the manner following, we began at the parting of 
the path with No 1 100 rods in length, No 2 42 rods in length, 
No 3 32 rods in length. No 4 2S rods in length. No 5 26 rods 
in length, No 6 24 rods in length, aU marked and numbered 
on the road that goes over the creeks and each line across to 
the north road is to run north thirty-four degrees west, between 
each lot, and then we j^roceeded to draw the lots and they were 
drawn in the form following, Elisha Howell Silas Halsey 
Stephen Foster Capt Post and company drew lot No 4, Wm 
Jones Stephen Foster and Silas Halsey drew lot No 3, Joseph 
Post and Isaac drew No 1, Josiah Foster drew No 2, Nathan 
Herrick Jonah and John Halsey drew No 5, John Joseph and 
Isaac Post drew No 6. This done by us 

WM JONES 
JOSIAH FOSTER 
A true copy hy Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

* Now the land of heirs of David Hedges Sandford, at Littlovvorth, east of 
homestead late of John Howell. W. S. P. 



RECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 253 

Page 340. [Abstracts of Ear-marks.] 1767. 

Hugh Gelston Jr, crop on left ear, slope under same, half 
penny over right. 

Abraham Cook, slope under right ear, L over left. 

David Sandford, firebrand D X. 

James Jennings, hole in left ear, half penny each side of 
right, slope under same. 

Lewis Howell, two half pennies under riglit ear, slope under 
left, firebrand L X 

Timothy Howell, firebrand T H 

Thomas Johnes, firebrand I T. 

John Rogers, crop on left ear, slope under right, halfpenny 
over each. 

Nathaniel Rogers, slope over right, half penny under left, 
slit in end of same, wnich mark he had of his brother Joseph. 

Ebenezer Edwards, crop on left, half penny each side of 
same, L under right. 

Stephen Woodruff, crop on riglit ear, two half pennies un 
der left. 

Abram Cooper, half penny under left ear. 1768. 

Page 341. Lemuel Peirson, L under riglit, halfpenny un- 
der left. 

Nathan Fordham, Jr., crop on left, two half pennies under 
right. 

Joseph Post Jr., crop on left, slope under same, bought of 
executors of Joseph Foster. 

Prudence Foster, crop on each ear, hole in left, bought of 
Joseph Post Jr. 

Mathew Say re, firebrand M. S. 

Theophilus Howell, crop on right, slope under left, which 
was his uncle Theophilus HowelFs. 

Charles Woolley, crop on right, nick under each ear ; fire- 
brand W. 

Ehas Peirson, brand S. P., which was his father's, (Stephen) 



254 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

ear mark, hollow crop on right, half penny over same and un 
der left. 

David Brown, L under right, slope over left. 

Lemuel Howell, Jr., crop on each ear, nick under right, 
bought of John Jennings. 

Lemuel Peirson 3d, firebrand L. P. 

David Peirson Jr, firebrand D. P. 

Stephen Halsey, hole, slit under right, slope over left, which 
was his father's, (Abram.) 

Page 342. Ehas Halsey, brand, E. X., earmark, hole, slit 
under left, slope under right. 

Silas Woodruff, half penny over right, two under left. 

Elisha Woodruff, L and half penny under left. 

Zebulon Halsey, slit in left, hole, slit under right. 

John Harris Jr., half penny each side left ear, hole in right, 
bought of John Jennings. 

Moses Howell, slope over left, half penny under right, which 
was his uncle Jesse Howells. 

Abraham Halsey, son of David, brand A. H. 

Mathew Sayre, hollow crop on left, slope under right, which 
was his father's. (Same recorded to Joshua Sayre, 1685) 

William Lane, nick above and below each ear. 

Abraham Halsey, (son of Elijah Halsey, deceased) half pen- 
ny over the left, hole slit under right. 

Jonathan Smith, L over right ear, and under left. 

Grant Bower, crop and slit in left, and slit in end of right. 

Jonathan Smith, brand C. A. 

Page 343. Abraham Rose, for son Haines Rose, slope un- 
der left, and each side of right. 

Daniel Hedges, slope under left, brand D. Z. 

Stephen Jagger. Jr., hollow crop on left, two half pennies 
over right. 

Samuel Cooper, Jr., hollow crop on right, two half pennies 
over left. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 255 

Henry Jessuj), crop on left ear, L under same, slope each 
side of right. 

Zebulon Jennings, crop & slit in left, halfpenny over same, 
and under right, brand Z. J. 

Ebenezer Howell, son of Jonah Howell, hollow crop on 
right, two half pennies over left, bought of Sam. Cooper. 

Nathan Reeves, Jr., crop on each ear, half penny under each, 
which mark he bought at the vendue of Thomas Jennings, 
deceased. 

David Raynor, Jr., crop on left, half j)enny under right. 

Jesse Halsey, crop and slit in left, half penny over right. 

Joel Sandford, halfpenny under right, slope over each, hole 
in left. 

Page 344. Daniel Pierson, hollow crop on left, halfpenny 
under same, two halfpennies under right. 1769. 

Stephen Fordham, crop and slit on right, half penny under 
same. 

Henry Haines, (son of Anthony) half penny each side of left, 
which mark his grand-father gave him, (same mark recorded 
to Benjamin Haines, 1678) 

Ezekiel Sayre, hollow crop on left, square crop on right, 
which was his father Silas Sayres. 

Mathew Howell, slope over left, half penny under it, slope 
under riglit. 

Jonathan Halsey, brand J. H., ear mark, crop on left, half 
penny over same, slope under right, half penny over same. 
Also crop on left, half penny over it, slope under right. 

Silas Woqlly, hollow crop on left, half penny under same, 
L under right. 

Micaiah Herrick, crop and slit on left, halfpenny each side 
of right. 

Page 345. Henry Halsey, crop on left, half penny over 
right, which was his fathers. 

David Cook, crop on right, half penny under each, slit in 



left. 



206 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Moses Rose, hollow crop on right; half penny on same, slit 
in left. 

Lemuel Halsey, L under right, brand L. H. 

Jonah Howell, Jr., crop on right, hole in left. 

Timothy Halsey, brand T. H. 

Henry Herrick, crop on left, L under same, half penny each 
side of right. 

Theophilus Howell, crop on right, hole in same, slope under 
left, halfpenny over same. 

David Corwithy, half penny under each, slit in left. 

Mathew Jagger, brand S. 

Jeremiah Jagger, brand I. X. 

David Reeves, hollow crop on left, slit in right, halt penny 
under same. 

Bethuel Reeves, brand B. R. 

Page 346. George Fordham, crop on left, nick under 
same, half penny each side of right. 

Joseph Hildreth, crop and slit on right, half penny under 
same, slit in left. 

Gideon Halsey, L under left, nick under same. 

John Sandford, crop on right, two half pennies under left, 
bought of Stephen Woodruff". 

Willman Halsey, two half pennies under right, one over 
same. 

Thomas Scott, crop on right, L under same. 

Zephaniah Culver, sht in left, L over right, bought of Thorn 
as Scott Jr. 

Anthony Lndlam, slope under each. 

Abraham Squires, crop and slit on left, crop on right, L 
over same. 

Silvanus Sandford, brand S. S. 3 770. 

Page 347. Stephen Post, crop and slit on left, hollow crop 
on right. 

Henry Herrick, fire brand, a cocked hat. 



ftECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 257 

James Fanning, half penny over right, slope under same, 
hole in left, nick under same. 

Jonah Sandforcl, hollow crop on each ear, half penny over 
left. 

John Cooper, slit in right, L over left. 

Jedediah Peii'son, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
each, and over right. 

Abraham Post, crop on right, half penny over same, crop 
on left, L under same. 

Edward Herrick, brand, a star. 

Nathaniel Howell Jr. 

David Gelston, brand, D. G. 

Mr Silvanus White, two half pennies over each ear, bought 
of Thomas Scott. 

Page 348. Phineas Fordham, crop on right, r.ick under 
same, two halfpennies over left. 

Silvanus Howell, brand S. H. 

Joseph Jagger, hollow crop on right, slit each side of left. 

Henry Jessup, brand H. J. 

Edward Howell, son of Nathaniel, crop on left, L under 
same, halfpenny under right, bought of Silvanus Halsey. 

Obadiah Rogers, Jr., hollow crop on each, half penny under 
left, brand O. R. 

Zephaniah Rogers, hollow crop on each, half penny under 
each. 

Thomas Stephens, Jr., brand T. S. J. 

Henry Harris Jennings, son of Stephen, crop on each, half 
penny each side of right, and under left. 

Page 349. At a meeting of the trustees on the 5th of Jan- 
uary 1768 it is voted by said trustees that Mr Thomas Cooper 
for and in consideration of the sum of twenty four shillings al- 
ready paid to the trustees may and shall have a certain lane or 
highw^ay at meacox plain adjoining to the land of Samuel 



25S RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Howell to be to him the said Thomas Cooper his heirs and as 
signs forever. A true copy of the original vote 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Southampton May 9 1768. An complaint of a hindrance 
at the fish^cove or hither wading place, we the commissioners 
went down and did lay a highway square across from Samuel 
Jennings lot to the north west corner of Thomas Jennings lot 
that he bought of Henry Harris, and Samuel Jennings seven 
rods wide, from thence to a stake eight poles distant easterly 
at high water mark and the Bank, from thence ranging straight 
to the second tree on the north west clift' of the island and in 
range of the south east corner of William Jennings barn, and 
from said stake on the south side to a stake on the northerly 
side of the water at high water mark to range the same tree 
above mentioned and to range the chimney of William Jen- 
nings new dwelling house, for a conveniency of a Bridge for 
passengers. This done by us 

DAVID HALSEY 
WILLIAM JONES 
This is a true copy per Commissioners 

Stephen Rogers Clerk 



Moriches July 22 1768 Whereas the antient Boundaries 
of the meadow on the South Beach commonly known by the 
name of Cupsoge long point are all lost, we the present Pro- 
prietors or owners do mutually agree that William Jones of 
Southampton & Nathaniel Landen of Brookhaven shall make 
a new Division of the same, now know ye tint we the said 
William Jones & Nathaniel Landen having laid out the said 
meadow into eight lots agreeable to tne first survey with the 
bounds & numbers beginning at the west side of the said Cup- 
soge Long Point near the head of the meadow at high water 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 259 

mark, and setting off lot No 1 three chains and five links wide 
uj)on a due east course, and the course of the line between the 
first [and] second lots from the bound at the head to a stake 
at the Bottom near the bay is north two degrees west, and 
No 2 No 3 and No 4 are three chains wide each at the head, 
No 5 is one chain and thirty five links in breadth and the 
Page 350] course is north seventeen degrees to the head of 
the Creek. No G is bounded near the stack yard and adjoins 
to the creek upon the east side and running north seventy 
three degrees east eight chains for the breadth of the lot and 
the course between the lots is north nine degrees east. No 7 
is eight chains seventy one links in breadth at the head and 
course to the bay north two degrees east. No 8 is fifteen 
chains twenty seven links, and the course to the bay is north 
and runs down to the springs, and it is further agreed by us 
the said owners for each proprietor to take the whole of his 
meadow together according to his right, which Capt Josiah 
Smiths whole breadth from his east bound No 7 upon a west 
line seventeen chains eleven links to his west bounds at head 
Mathew Smiths breadth at the head three chains and 85 links, 
David Howells whole breadth one chain 50 links, William 
Smiths breadth three chains 3 links and half, John Post John 
Haven and John Tuthill being in partnership in the first lot 
agree to divide across the lot John Post taking his share at the 
head Southward of the cove, John Haven to join the cove up- 
on the north side of the cove, John Tuthill at the north end is 
now divided. Capt Josiah Smiths 5th lot is three chains 77 
links wide at the north end upon the west side of the creek. 
Mathew Smiths lot is four chains 59 links, David Howells lot 
is one chain 61 links. Doctor William Smiths* is four chains 

* Dr. William Smith was son of Nathaniel Smith, whose father Richard 
was the original Patantee of Moriches. Dr. Smith first came to Southampton 
as pupil of Rev. Sylvanus White ; he studied medicine in Philadelphia, and 
settled in this place in 17r/J, having purchased the homestead now belonging 
to Wm. S. Pelletreau. After a successful practice, his life was cut short at 



260 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

36 links, and that each proprietor shall have a cartway through 
the others meadow to cart their hay upon special occasion. 
Done by us 

WILLIAM JONES 
NATHANIEL LANDEN 

P. S. The Proprietors agree to have the above entered upon 
the Record of Southampton and delivered to Wm Jones for 
that purpose. 

The above is a true copy of the original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 

: Page 351. Southampton September 10th 1768 We the 
Commissioners for the town of Southampton for the year above 
said do establish all tlie roads highways and paths in Quogue 
purchase as they were laid out in the year 1738 and returned 
upon the town book of Records by the Surveyors or layers out 
of lands in said purchase, the said roads to remain as above 
until altered by us or our Successors. 
This done by us 

WM JONES 
STEPHEN TOPPING 
DAVID HALSEY 
- Commissioners. 

- Recorded the day and year above written per 

dr i.:. STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

[Abstract.] Jonah Ilalsey John Halsey and Nathan Herrick 
owning lot No 19 in Pine neck divide the same as follows, 
they divide it into 3 parts north and south, and Nathan Her- 

the age of 48, August 1, 1775. He married Ruth, daughter of Zebulon How- 
ell, and left four children, Dr. John Smith, who succeeded his father in the 
practice of medicine in Southampton, who died July Ki, 1828, aged oO years, 
Mary, who married John Pelletreau, Ruth, who married Dr. Ebeuczer Sage, 
and Phebe, W. S. P. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2G1 

rick has the east part joining to Wm Jones or No 18, John 
Halsey Has the middle part and Jonah Halsey the west side 
joining No 20 equal width at each end. They also divide the 
amendment on north side of great pond, and Nathan Herrick 
has his part adjoining the clift' bounded as follows ten rods & J 
at each end of his lot from the edge of the cliff extending west 
ward as it is now staked from a small white oak tree at the 
N-E corner of the great pond and running N 40 degrees E to 
Wm Jones land to a tree marked 10 J rods from the clift' square 
across the lot. March 27 1769. 

[Abstract.] Daniel Hildreth Josiah Goodale and James 
Fanning Jr owning a lot of land in Long neck divide the same 
Daniel Hildreth takes his half at the south end and Josiah 
Goodale and James Fanning the other half at the north end, 
and then they divide the said north half between Goodale and 
Fanning, and James Fanning has the north end next to Dan- 
iel Hildreth. Feb 3 1771. 

Page 352. [Abstract.] Stephen Foster Nathaniel Halsey 
and Silas Halsey having a parcel of meadow divide as follows 
Stephen Foster and Silas Halsey take the two little ham- 
mocks or islands of meadow in Red crick pond, also the 
meadow upon the shore from Jeremiah Howells water fence 
as it now stands and so runs northward to a pine tree, agreed 
to by all. 

[Autographs of Stephen Foster and Silas Halsey attatched 
in presence of Stephen Rogers. The above meadow is in the 
Accabog Division.] 

October the second day Anno Dom 1769. I Joshua Rogers 
of Southampton do covenant for myself and heirs and assigns 
witli the trustees of said town that the people may pass and 
repass through my land* to carry their dead to the burying 

* The home lot of Joshua Rogers is now the homcHtead of Edwin Post, 
Esq., and the "burying yard ' mentioned is the South-end burying ground. 
See Vol. I, page lo3. W. S. P. 



262 RECORDS : T0WT7 OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

yard, and that without the least molestation from me or mine, 
and I will provide bars to the southwest and northwest ef the 
said burying yard for the peoples passing & repassing as afore 
said, and in confermation hereof I have set to my hand and 
seal the day and year above mentioned. 
In presence of JOSHUA ROGERS [l. s.] 

George Mackie & 

William Howell 
The above is a true copy of the original agreement per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk 



Southampton Sept 14 1769 Whereas that on the day and 
year above written the Commissioners did sue Mr Thomas 
Jessup for shutting up a highway the parties concerned met 
together and came to the following conclusion (viz) the own- 
ers of said laud which the above mentioned highway goes 
through obligate themselves to make and maintain good and 
sufficient swing gates, and those persons that do use or go 
through said highway are carefully to shut the gates, as a con- 
fermation of the above agreement the parties have hereunto 
set their hands the day and year above written. 

SAMUEL HALSEY 
GEORGE HERRICK 
JAMES HAINES Jr 
THOMAS COOPER 
THOMAS JESSUP 
A true copy by Commissioners. 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Page 353. [Abstract.] Ezekiel Cooper sells to Henry 
Post a house and home lot* in Southampton 8 acres, bounded 

* Now home lot of Lewis Bowden. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. ' 263 

N & E by Wm Jones, S & W by highway, price 282^ May 
30 17G9 

Page 354. Southampton Sept 7 1769 Whereas a differ 
ence subsisted between the town of Southampton and Joseph 
Burnet at a place called flying point with regard to their 
bounds or division of meadow or land, they agreed that Thom- 
as Sandford Esq. Zebulon Halsey and Wm Jones should settle 
the bounds between us, heard the evidence used their judg- 
ment and settled the same as followeth, they set a stake on 
the beach against the point, from thence to Silas Halseys house 
upon a direct line eighteen rod, on the other side of the point 
viz the east side, from the stake above mentioned on the beach 
upon a direct line to Isaac Ho wells house as far as the flat goes 
to which we both agree, viz, David Howell for that purpose 
sent by the trustees, and Josepli Burnet, and order that it 
shall be put on the town Record at both our cost equally be- 
tween us. 

JOSEPH BURNET 
DAVID HOWELL 
Signed by as in presence of 

Stephen Foster 

Henry Howell 
A true copy by Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Whereas we Samuel Halsey George Herrick and James 
Haines Jr as commissioners were desired to alter or change a 
highway at Second neck, we began at the northwest corner of 
Edward Herricks land which he purchased of Daniel Cook 
running near north east eighty four rods, twelve poles wide, 
and then thirty poles more northerly to a stake opposite Na- 
than Herricks barn, and there it is also twelve rods wide, then 
going fifty rods N-E, decreasing from twelve rods wide to six 



264 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

rods at the end of tlie fifty, continuing six rods to the creek 
between Second and third neck. 

Given under our hands this 2Sth day of October, Anno Dom 
1769 

SAMUEL HALSEY 
GEORGE HERRICK 
JAMES HAINES Jr 

Commissioners. 
A trae copy of the original examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

[Abstract.] Obadiah Rogers & John Halsey divide a lot 
between them, Obadiah Rogers has the upper part and lower 
lot, John Halsey the middle lot. April 6 1770 (No location 
given.) 

Page 355. [Abstract of ear marks, 1770,] 

Moses Halsey, crop on left ear, half penny over same, L over 
right. Also crop on each ear, half jienny each side of right, 
hole in left. Also crop on left, two slits in same, hole in right ; 
brand M. O. 

Stephen Reeves Jr, crop & slit in left, half penny over each. 

James Reeves, son of Stephen Jr, hollow crop on left, lialf 
penny over each. 

Daniel Albertson, 2 slits in left, half penny under right. 

Samuel Cooper Jr, crop on each, Ijalf penny both sides of 
each. 

Josiah Jagger, brand J. 0. 

Page 35G. Timothy Peirson, brand T. P., his son Wil- 
liam's brand W. P. 

Daniel Brewster Jr, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
same, crop on right, halfpenny over same. 1771. 

Ephraim Howell, L over lelt, half penny under right. 

James Haines Jr, crop on left, slope over right, 2 half pen- 
nies under same, entered for his son Job Haines. 



RECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2G5 

Gersham Culver Jr, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
same, crop L under right. 

James Bishop, two half pennies over right, L under left. 

Joseph Rogers, brand J. R. 

Samuel Cooper Jr, hollow crop on each, half penny both 
sides each ear. 

Page 357. Elisha Halsey, brand E. H., which was his fa- 
ther's, Elisha, ear mark, hollow crop on right, hole under left. 

Silas Cooper, brand C. 

Stephen Jessup, L over right and under left, bought of 
Jonathan Smith. 

Silas Howell, brand H. S. 

Jeremiah Homan, crop and slit in right ear, nick under left, 
bought of Jonah Bower. 

Stephen Howell, crop on each ear, L over each. 

Lemuel Howell Jr, crop on right, half penny under it, L 
over left. 

Peter Pain, crop on right, slit in same,L over left, brand P P 

Joseph Rogers, brand I. R. O. 

Josiah Cooper, L under right, half penny over same, and 
each side of left. 

Page 358. Henry Ludlam, slope each side of right, slit in 
left. 

Jeremiah Ludlam, slope each side of left, slit in right. 1772 

Ezekiel Sayre, brand S S which was his father's (probably 
Silas.) 

Joseph Post Jr, crop on right, L under same, slope each 
side of left. Also for his tame goose mark, a slit in left foot, 
1772. 

Elias Sandford, slope over each ear, half penny under each, 
which was his father's, (Zachariah Sandford.) 

John Halsey, son of Israel H., hollow crop on left, nick un- 
der same, slope over right. 

Ephraim Foster, crop on left, half penny under same, L 
over rio;ht. 



2G6 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Henry Halsey, brand H. E. 

Joseph Russell, brand J. R. R. 

John Howell, son of Josiah H., brand H. X., ear mark, hol- 
low crop on right, crop L on left. 

Silas Cooper of Meacox, L under right, two half pennies 
under left, one over same. 

Page 359. Whereas applicatioH was made to us Israel 
Halsey Charles White and George Herrick Commissioners to 
lay out a road or highway from the Beach to the north end of 
the Town, We began at the surf and from thence to Silas 
Howells bars^ the road is 4 rods wide, and tapering oiFto the 
N-W corner of Cornelius Halseys close 2 it is 3 rods wide, then 
turning the corner it is 7 rods wide, Then from the Widow 
Mackies bars^ square across to the S-E corner of Thomas Jes- 
sup Smiths lot-* (as it is called) it is 7^ rods wide. From thence 
down the Gin lane to the S-E corner of Hugh Raynors lot^ it 
narrows to 2J rods, then going yet further eastward unto the 
N-W corner of Silas Howells beach lot 6 there the highway is 
6^ rods, and from thence it narrows in to 2. J rods wide to the 
N-W corner of Jedde Howells beach lot" that he bought of 
Jonah Halsey. Note it is to be miderstood that these high- 
ways is to include all the land between the fences. Then 
from the S-E corner of Thomas Jessups Smith lot square 

1 This is probably about the middle of the west line of the lot lately be- 
longing to Capt. Charles Goodale, (which he bought of Sylvanus Howell), 
now belonging to Dr. T. G Thomas, of New- York. 

2 The north-west corner of lot mentioned above now owned by Dr. Thomas. 
8 This is the lot lately belonging to heirs of Peter Mackie, now b ilonging 

to Mr. Nelson, New- York. 

4 This is the lot next north of lane leading from Main street to Town Pond, 
late belonging to Capt. Edward Sayre, (bought of Silvanus Howell), now be- 
longing to Mr. Mortimer, New-York. 

5 Now lot of Henry Sayre, late of Edward Sayre. 

fi This point is now 24 foot south of north-west comer of F. W. Cook's lot, 
bought by Hervey Harris of Sylvanus Howell. 

7 North-west corner of Isaac P. Foster's beach lot, bought of Sylvanus 
White's heirs, who obtained it from Sylvanus Kaynor, son of Adonijah Ilay- 
nor, whose title was from Jeddie Howell. 



RECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 267 

across to Hugh Eayiiors S- W corneri the road is 6 J rods wide 
Then aci'oss from Hugh Raynors gap 2 the road is 5^ rods wide, 
Then from the S-W corner of Nathan Jaggers lots across to 
Hallocks house* the road is 6 rods wide, wanting 3 feet, Then 
across the street or highway from the S-W corner of Joseph 
Howells lot^ to Silas Howells Ijtc it is 5^ rods wide, Then 
from the N-W corner of George Herricks housed across to Mr 
Whites door^'^ the highway is 7 rods wide, Then across from 
the S-W corner of the Meeting Housed to the S-E corner of 
Nehemiah Sayres garden 10 it is 7 rods wide, Then across from 
the N-W corner of Joseph Jacobs shop"ii to Zebulon Coopers 
door 12 6 J rods. Then from Esq Hunttings corner 13 to the N-E 
corner of John Halseys lot^* it is S^ rods. Thence across the 
street from tlie N-W corner of Stephen Peirces house i« to 
Obadiah Johncs shopi^ G rods wanting one foot. Then across 
the street from the S-W corner of Dr Smiths gardenia to Wil- 

1 The lot on east side of Main St., next to Gin Lane, now owned by Henry 

Sayre. 

2 Opposite house of Isaac P. Foster. 

3 The lot now owned by L. D. DeBost, Esq., bought of William S, 
Pelletreau. 

4 This stood on south side of lot now owned by Mr. W. J. Fuller, pur- 
chased of Francis Cook. 

r> The lot next north of Toilsome Lane, owned by Henry Sayre, called 
"Joe's lot." 

Homo lot of Harvey Harris, deceased, now Francis W. Cook. 

7 The house of Albert Foster. 

.s The house of heirs of Silvanus White. 

;• The south-west corner of home lot of Albert Eogers' heirs, north of 
meeting house lane. 

10 The south-east comer of Academy lot. 

11 Just south of Benj. H. Foster's house. 

12 The house of Edwin P. Halsey. 

1?) The north-west corner of home lot of hjirs of Capt. Isaac Sayre, next 
to the road to Bridge-Hampton. 

14 The north-east comer of lot of Mrs. Mary Jones, bought of heirs of 
David Chapman. 

1.") The north-west corner of Albert J. Post's house. 

1(5 South part of home lot late of Deacon Edward Hunttiiig. 

17 South-east corner of home lot of Wm. S. Pelletreau. 



2GS RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

liam Jaggers N-E corner i G rods wanting one foot, and there 
the road parts, Then across from the S-E corner of David How- 
ells house 2 to Dr Smiths lot 6 rods, Then across from Abner 
Ho wells Barn^ to Sam Bishops yard^ G rods wide. Then 
from the S-W corner of Ehas Howells houses to the S-E cor- 
ner of Wm Jones land^ G^ rods, Then across from Elias Fos- 
ters door-^ to Jones fence GJ rods wide, Then across from 
Joseph Posts houses to Capt Posts lot 9 7 rods, Then across 
fi-om the N-W corner of Esq Posts lo barn to Joseph Posts lot 
9 rods, Then from the N-W corner of Esq Posts lot^ to John 
Bishops barn 1- 7 rods. Then from the N-E corner of Abner 
Howells closely on the west across to Capt Posts close ^^ 25 
rods, and from said N-E corner of Abner Howells close to con- 
tinue northward until it comes into the road leading from Me- 
cox to North sea 6 rods lying on the west side of the street or 
liighway. Fiven under, our hands this fifth Day of May Anno 
Dom 1770 ISRAEL HALSEY 

CHARLES WHITE 
GEORGE HERRICK 
A true copy per Commissioners. 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 

1 North-east corner of Capt. George White's home lot, next to the burying 
ground. 

2 House of heirs of Capt. Austin Herrick, west side of Main St. 
.'} Jiist north of house of Capt. Henry Halsey. 

4 Home lot of heirs of Jonathan Fithian, Esq. 
r> Just north of house of Caleb Halsey, east side Main St. 
G Home lot of Maria Sandford, or heirs of Lewis Sandford. 
7 Elias Foster's house stood next the street, in front of house of Peter 
Fouruier ; pulled down in 1S.">4. 

H Near Albert Keeves' house, west side of Main St. 
1) Home lot of Capt. James Bishop. 

10 Just north of house MWm. Jagger, which stands on site of Esq. John 
Post's house. ..^' I 

1 1 North-west corner ot |jewis Jagger's home lot. 

12 Just north of house of Francis K. Bishop. 
\?> Home lot of Charles Bishop. 

14 Land of Albert Reeves, south of Joshua Elliston's farm. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2G9 

Page 3G0. [Abstract.] Ebenezer Howell sells to Zeplia- 
niah Rogers a lot at First Neck 5^ acres 34 poles, bounded N 
by Capt Obadiah Eogers, E by lane, S by Capt John Howell, 
W by Capt Thomas Stephens, (Now owned by Albert Foster) 
£'61 Us 5d. Nov 10 17G9. 

Wit Timothy Peirson. 

Page 3G1. We Charles White and George Herrick as Com- 
missioners do lay out and estabhsh a highway of eight rods 
wide, Beginning at tlie South west corner of Stephen Reeves 
close* at the head of the creek rimning up on the hill to a 
stake standing eight rods from Shinnecock fence and from 
thence as tlie main path goes to the north west corner of John 
Reeves meadowt and there from said corner eight rods wide 
and to continue eight rods wide along the upper road (near 
where the three mile stake stood) until it comes to Jeremiah 
Culvers house at Cannoe place and this we make as our return 
of the said Highway this lirst day of April Anno Dom 1771 

CHARLES WHITE 
GEORGE HERRICK 
A true copy per Commissioners. 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Southampton May 21 1771. Whereas we Silas Howell and 
Zebulon Howell were mutually chosen to decide a Difference 
between Elias Cooper on the one part and the Proprietors of 
Noith sea on the other part relative to settling the bounds be- 
tween North Sea and Town, we having heard the allegations 
on both sides (the parties having bound themselves in the 
Penal Sum of tliirty pounds in cash) and considered the matter 
according to the best of our judgment, and have Determined 

* Thepresent homestead of Robert Woodburn. 

+ Now ihe north-west corner of land of Mr. Murdock, next to Little Neck. 

W. S. P. 



270 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

that the corner between Town and North Sea shall be a large 
stone or rock lying a few rods westward of the brook called 
Mill stone brook. 

Note, said stone or rock lyeth in Mill Stone brook lane and 
is the stone or rock oft' of which the mill stone was gotten. 

This is our Determination Witness our hands the day and 
year above written.* 

SILAS HOWELL 
ZEBULON HOWELL 



James Culver gives in the Day of his marriage with Phebe 
Bishoj) to be on January 6 1762. 

Their son Moses was born Oct. l-5th, 1762. 
Deborah was born May 17th 1764. 
Huldah was born Oct 25th 176S. 
Mark was born January 3d 1771. 
George was born December 29th 1772. 
Joyce was born July 14 1775. 
Lucretia was born November 17 177S. 

Page 302. [Abstract.] Abraham Cooper sells to Samuel 
Huntting of East Hampton a house and home lot 4 acrest 
bounded N & W by higliway, E by land of said Abraham 
Cooper, S partly by land of Francis Pelletreau deceased, part- 
ly by a gore piece of land of Abraham Cooper, 150.£ April 
1 1739. 

Wit THEOPHrLus & Job Peirson. 

* The North Sea line began at the rock above named and ran to a Sassafras 
tree standing by the bars of Austin Eose's lot, on west side of North Sea St.. 
(about 40 rods north of Lewis Jennings' house), from thence to a stone called 
" Conkliug's stone," a few rods south of the head of Fish Cove; from thence 
it is said to go very near Charles Payne's house, at Towd, and ends at a point 
LT) rods from AVechatuck Spring. Bee Vol. 2, page l-i4. W. S. P. 

t Now home lot of the heirs of Capt. Isaac Sayre, west side of Main Street, 
Southampton. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 271 

Page 363. [Abstract.] Caleb Gilbert sells to Samuel 
Huntting a lot at Coopers neck* 9 acres, bounded N by Hal- 
seys Deck lane, S by Job Sayre, E by Coopers neck lane, W 
by Josiah Howell, 35^. Sept 15 1742. 

Page 364. [Abstract.] Timothy Howell sells to Samuel 
Huntting J lot of meadow at Shinecock bounded N by Isaac 
Post, E by upland, S by Capt Abram Howell deceased, W 
by bay and Fosters island, price 9^ 9s Jan 12 1754. 

Page 365. [Abstract.] David Hand Jr sells to Samuel 
Huntting ^ of a twenty acre lot being in lot No 11 in the 
same lot with John Haines, price 10^ 9s. April 18 1753 

Wit Job £ Lemuel Peirson. 

Page 366 & 367. [Abstract.] John Davis and Ichabod 
Cooper sell to Samuel Huntting % 50 comonage except Quoge 
purchase. April 5 1742. 

Page 368. [Abstract.] Hannah Wood widow and exex- 
utrix of Richard Wood, and Mathew Wood sell to Samuel 
Huntting ^ 50 comonage east of Canoe place, price 2£ 6s. 
May 17 1742. 

Wit Hen. Peirson Jonah Bower. 

Page 369. [Abstract.] Thomas Foster Jr sells to Samuel 
Huntting ^ 50 commonage west of Canoe place price 40s 
April 14 1748. 

Simeon Halsey David Lupton Samuel Scott enter brands, 
1789. 

Page 370. [Abstract.] Samuel Bishop gives to his son 
James Bishop now living in same house with me, all my com- 
onage in said town, and all my land at Seven ponds, also my 

* Now lot of James G. HoweU. W. S. P. 



g72 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

woodland and North sea and Sebonack meadows. April 9 

1772. 

Wit Obadiah Johnes Wm Jones. 
Samuel Huntting Justice. 

Southampton July 7 1772. Whereas we the subscribers as 
commissioners have had complaint made unto us on account 
of the highway lying across Great Onuck we have as commis- 
sioners examined the matter, and do establish a highway from 
the northwest corner of Cornelius Halseys house four rods 
wide, upon a direct line, down to a peperidge tree, originally 
marked and now marked, which peperidge tree stands two 
rods and three feet to the northward of Capt Stephens fence 
that runs down to the creek, between Onuck and Potunk. 
Witnes our hands, CHARLES WHITE 
ELIAS COOPER 
DAVID PEIRSON 
Examined per Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Page 371. [Abstracts of earmarks] 1772. 

Thomas Stephens 2 half pennies over each ear, bought of 
Mr Silvan us White. 

Ebenezer Edwards, crop on left, half penny each side of 
same, L under right. 

Grover L'Hommedieu, hole through right, slope under same 

Cornelius Halsey, records stray beast. 

Lemuel Jennings, hole in left, half penny over right, nick 
under same. 

James Loper, crop on each, & slope under each ear. 

Stephen Raynor, crop on left, L under same, hollow crop 
on right, halfpenny over same, brand S. X. 

Thomas Howell, brand T. X. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 273 

William Havens, L under right, hole slit under left. 
Braddock Corey, brand B. C. 
David Peirson Jr., slope under right, slit in left. 
Page 372. Silas Woodruff", 2 half pennies under left, L over 
riglit. 

Isaac Jessup. slope over right and under left, half penny- 
over left. 

Doctor Stephen Halsey, crop on left, halfpenny under it, 2 
half pennies under right. ' 

Wm Jones, sqnare crop on right, bought of Ebenezer Culver. 
Ebenezer Culver, square crop on right, half penny above 
and below each ear, which he had in exchange wdth Wm Jones 
and said Jones gave said Culver thirty shillings to boot. 
Silas Norris, nick under each ear. 
Doctor Stephen Halsey, brand S. Z. 

David Hedges, slope under right, bought of Elnathan Top- 
ping. 

Zebulon Wick, crop on each, L under left. 
Page 373, Zopher Cooper, brand Z. 
Jackson Scott, 2 half pennies over left, slope over right. 
Seth Howell, hollow crop on each ear, halfpenny over left. 
David Arnold, square half penny over right ear. 
David Russell, 2 halfpennies under right, half penny over 
each. 

Benjamin Woodruff" brand B. W. 

Hugh Gelston Jr, crop on right, half {)enny under same, 
nick under left. 

Jonah Tarbell Jr, hollow crop on right, slit in left, nick un- 
der same. 

Stephen Rose, hollow crop on left, halfpenny under same, 
slit in right. 

Willman Halsey, brand W. H., also to mark bags, shovels, 
&c. 

Page 374. James Loper, crop on each, slope over each. 



274 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

William Halliock Jr, slope over left & under right. 

John Loper, crop on right, half penny under same, 2 half 
pennies over left. 

Wm Lane, brand W. L. 

Lewis Howell, 2 half pennies under right, sloi)e each side 
of left. 

John Howell, at Canoe place, crop on right, L under same, 
hollow crop on left, bought of Timothy Peirson. 

Timothy Peirson, crop on left, L under same, hollow crop 
on right, which mark he swapt or bought of John Howell of 
Canoe place and stands recorded to him on page 358. 

Ephriam White, crop on each, naif penny over right and 
under left. 

Page 375. Ebenezer Jagger, brand E. I. 

John Halsey, son of Israel H. deceased, hollow crop on left, 
slope over right. Fire brand and mark for bags H, which was 
his fothers. 

Levi Howell, crop on right, slope over left. 

Moses Rose, hollow crop on right, half penny under it, slit 
in left, nick under same. 

Jonah Tarbell Jr., crop on right, hole through same, slope 
under left. 

Joseph Post Jr., crop on left, L under same, slope under 
right. 

Samuel Cooper Jr., square crop on right, half penny under 
left. 

Ebenezer Howell, brand E. B. 

Caleb Cooper, brand C. X. 1776. 

Wakeman Foster, brand F. 

Page 376. Lemuel Halsey, crop on each ear, 2 slits in each 

Caleb Brown, crop on right, 2 slits in same. 

Bethuel Reeves, brand B. R. 

liurnet Miller, Esq., of East Hampton, L under left, slope 
over right. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 275 

Ellis Squires, crop on left, L and nick under same. 

Ellis Squires Jr, L over left, L and nick over right. 

Charles Cooper, brand C. O. 

Joseph Post Jr, crop on right, L and nick under same. 

Lemuel Jennings, brand L. J. 

David Howell, crop on right, slope under left, bought of 
Doctor Theophilus Howell. 

Joshua Halsey, crop on left, L under right, which mark his 
father gave him and was originally John Woolly's, also L un- 
der right, nick under left. 

Pege 377. Southampton October 6 1773. Whereas we 
John Howell and Timothy Howell had a lot of land lying in 
Paugunquogue lying on the west side of the long point, part 
of which lot is fenced in from the bottom as far northward as 
Elias Howells house, and that part only undivided and the 
Division is as followeth, John Howell owning two thirds and 
Timothy Howell the other third, we laid it into three lots 
cross ways from Elisha Howells fence westward to Elias How- 
ells fence, and then we cast lots, and tlie lower lot next to the 
bay fell to Timothy Howell and the two upper lots to John 
Howell, and it is agreed upon between the parties that John 
Howell shall sutler his brother Timothy Howell his heirs and 
assigns forever a passing road through his land next to Elisha 
Howells fence to pass and repass forever. This Division made 
in presence of John Howell Jr and Charles Howell. Recorded 
the day and year above written. 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

Southampton C)ctober 6 1773. Whereas Daniel Howell of 
Southold and William Jones of Southampton being mutually 
chosen between Josiah Goodale on the one part and James 
Fanning the third on the other part to settle some fience be- 
tween said Fannings meadow & said Goodales upland, also a 



276 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

line between the westermost lot of meadow on long neck at 
aukaboge which Goodale bought of Joshua Sayre & the next 
lot w^est which said Fanning bought of his uncle Thomas Fan- 
ning, and having seen their deeds, examined their evidence, 
and heard their allegations, do judge and determine that the 
fence shall stand as it now is and that the line of Division be- 
tween the lots shall stand as we have now staked it out, which 
south stake stands ten paces westward of the old spring bank, 
from where ye tide floweth without the fence, at the north 
end or bottom of the said hammock or island the stake stands 
twenty paces east from the northwest corner of the upland, 
also we do determine that both parties shall sign their names 
to this award, and it shall be returned upon the Town Rocords 
upon said Fannings cost, also all the cost of the arbitration 
said Fanning shall pay, which is one pound thirteen shillings. 
This done by us DANIEL HOWELL 
WM JONES 
JOSIAH GOODALE 
JAMES FANNING ye 3d 
A true copy of the original examined 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 378. Ehas Cooper bcir. September 30th 1734, was 
married to Ruth Rogers April 11th 175S who was born Sep- 
tember the Sth 1734. Their issue 

Charles, born August 19th 1759. 

Obadiah, born December 22d 1700. 

Susannah, born November 19th 17G2. 

Apollos, born February 2d 1767. 

Ehas, born May 21st 17G9. 

Hannah, born May 19th 1773. 

Ordered by the Commissioners to be recorded a highway 
beginning at the highway that leads to Sagg Harbor by Jesse 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 277 

Halsey's house to be four poles wide running southerly be- 
tween Henry Sandfords & Stephen Squires houses along by 
said Squires land, and so till it comes into the little South Di- 
vision and to continue its width as the path runs until it comes 
into the country road by Stephen Roses house.* 

February 26 1774. ISRAEL HALSEY 

SILAS HOWELL 
DANIEL FOSTER 
A true copy examined per 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



At a meeting of the Trustees the 16th of October 1772 
Voted that James Bishop may and shall have that gore peice 
of land lying by his new houset running from the north east 
corner of William Woolly s land northward to the north side of 
said Bishops land about sixteen poles of ground he paying to 
the trustees twenty shillings, to be to him the said James 
Bishop his heirs and assigns forever. A true copy from the 
trustee book from page 21 1 

Per ISAAC POST Clerk. 

A true copy entered on the Town book 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 379. [Abstract.] Zebadiah Osborn and Elisha Os- 
born and James Hand of East Hampton sell to Josiah Goodale 
Jr ^ 50 of land in Quogue purchase, price 24s. May 27 1773 
Witnes Hugh Gelston 3d Joseph Goldsmith. 

* This is the road from Hay Ground running by Charles Terbell's house to 
Scuttle Hole road. Jesse Halsey lived where Wm. Haines now lives, com- 
monly called the " Deacon Haines place." Stephen Kose lived on the home- 
stead of Henry Martyn Hose. 

t James Bishop's house stood on the lot now owned by Horace Fanning, at 
the corner of the road running east from Main St., by Francis R. Bishop's 
and David White's lane. W. S. P. 



278 RECORDS : TO^^-N OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract.] June G day 1 7GS Then Abraliam Rose sold 
to John Albertson i 50 in Lot 20 in Wells neck, price 5s. 

Witnes Israel Hallock. 

Etban Halsey sells to John Albertson one 50 in Lot 21 
Wells neck for one pound. 

James Haines sells to John Albertson one 50 in Lot 21 for 
on pound June 7 17GS. Wit Samuel Haines. 

Page 3S0. September 10 1774 We Cornelius Halsey 
John Sandford & Silas Howell Commissioners for highways 
for this year having the road tliat leads to the going over at 
the Cedar tree on to Hog neck beach, have agreed with John 
Edwards who now owneth the lands on both sides of said road 
that said Road shall be thirteen poles and ^ wide, and that it 
shall be made straight on both sides, and that it shall begin 71 
jioles eastward from the middle creek or sping called Weeca- 
tuck, which said road lies east of Lot No 38 in the [20] acre 
division and also east of a fifty laid out to Mathew Lum in 
said Division to be and remain a Commissioners highway un- 
til altered by us or our successors. 

CORNELIUS HALSEY 
JOHN SANDFORD 
SILAS HOWELL 
A true copy of original Connnissioners. 

Stephen Rogers Clerk, 



[Abstract.] Samuei Clark of Soutliampton gives to son 
Elisha Clark ^ of all my land and meadow whicli I have in 
Southampton bounded N by bay or water, E by Jolm Reeves, 
S by Benj. Sayre, W by Benj Woolly. April 2 177 L (This 
is Samuel Clark of North Sea.) 

Acknowledged before ISAAC POST Judge. 

Wit Joseph Goldsmith. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 279 

Page 381. Abner Howell and his brother Elias divide their 
woodland as followeth it lying in the lot No 35, Abner had 
the north lot which is at the north end 32 poles and 5 feet 
wide, and the south end 35 poles and 2 feet wide, and the 
length is 110 poles, Elias drew the next or middle lot which 
is 193 poles long, then Abner had the south lot which is 107 
poles long. 

A true copy STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



That whereas in the year 1738 there was a division of lands 
in Paugunquag and otherwhere in the township and the roads 
in Paugunquag according to the return of the Surveyors is a 
Road of six rods wide from the head of the Rampasture cove 
to the bay on the east side of said neck, also another highway 
laid from Quag road down the middle of said neck a little to 
the eastward of the Good Ground until it comes to the afore- 
said highway which goes across said neck, Now be it remem- 
bered and known that we whose names are underwritten as 
Commissioners for the year 1775 do establish and confirm said 
roads as above mentioned. Witness our hands this 14th of 
July Anno Dom 1775. 

GEORGE HERRICK 
DAVID HOWELL Jr 

Commissioners. 

Note. — Reference may be had to pages 168, 169. 



Page 382. [Abstract of ear marks.] 1776. 
Joshua Halsey, L under left, nick under right. 
Samuel Peirson, son of Lemuel Peirson the 2d, brand S. P. 
Wm Albertson, crop L over each ear, bought of Stephen 
Howell. 



280 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Silas Skellenger, crop on each ear, slit in right, which his 
father Daniel Skellenger gave him. 

Zebulon Wick, brand Z. W. 

Henrj^ White, half penny each side of left, slit in right. 

Hugh Gelston, crop on right, halfpenny over left, and Dew 
Lap cut upward. 

Thomas Pain, crop on each ear, slit in each, half penny over 
each. 

Abraham Cooper, crop on each, L under each, bought of 
Lemuel Wick. 

Wm Foster records stray beasts. 

Caleb Rogers, son of Wm Rogers, L under left, slit in riglit 
halfpenny under same. 1777. 

Page 3S3. David Rogers, L under left, slope over right, 

Daniel Sandford, bi'and D. S. given him by his fatlier in law 
Daniel Skellenger. 

Henry Haines, half penny each side left ear, slope over 
same, which was his grand father Haines. 

Daniel Foster Jr, brand D. which he bought of John How- 
ell of Canoe place and was formerly his fathers, Josiah Howell 

David Rose, brand D. R. which w^as his fathers ; earmark, 
crop on left, half penny under same, L under right, which was 
his fathers. 

Jeremiah Brown, halfpenny each side of right, slope over 
left. 

Vincent Rogers, slope over right, nick under same, L under 
left. 

Wm Tarbell, son of Jonah Tarbell Jr, brand W. T. 

Silas Halsey, son of Silas Halsey of nieacox, slit in left, half 
penny over same. 

Stephen Rogers, (Town Clerk) slit in right, half penny over 
same. 

Ellas White, brand E. 

Page 3S4. David Halsey, crop an slit on left ear, slope 
under right, bought of Capt Silas Cook. 177S. 



RECORDS : TOT^^^ OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2S1 

John Post Jr, brand I. P. 

Thomas Stephens, square crop on left. 

Heniy Jessup, hollow crop on right, which mark his father 
gave him, see page 244. (Mark of Thomas Jessup. 
^ Silvanus Halsey, half penny over left, slit in same, slope un- 
/ \<]er right. 

— Wm. Halsey, son of Cornelius Halsey, brand W. H. 

Silas Halsey, son of Silas of Meacox, brand H. A. 

Josliua Rogers, 

Jonah Rogers, L under left, slope over right, which was his 
fathers. (Joshua Rogers, see page 2S3.) 

Braddock Corey, slit in right, half penny over same. 

Thomas Howell, crop on left, halfpenny over same, which 
was his fathers. 

Phineas Howell, brotlier to said Thomas, crop and slit on 
left ear, half penny over same. 

Page 38-5. [Abstract.] Ebenezer Haugh & Jeremiah 
Guild of Hartford Ct. are bound to Wra Jones of Southampton 
in the penal sum of 320<£. The condition being that said par- 
ties shall pay to said Jones IGO^e before the end of 2 years. 
Wit EuwAED Topping Jno Gelston 

Wm Jones receipts in full at Sagg Harbor April 1 1775 
Southampton May 10 1776. At the request of Wm Albert- 
son and by the consent of the major part of the neighbors we 
Thomas Jessup and Daniel Foster Commissioners have altered 
the highway at Ketchaponack, at the N-E corner of William 
Raynors orchard the road is 6 rods wide to a stake stuck up to 
the eastward of the mill path and from thence to a stake stand- 
ing 8 poles from the Neck fence to the northward, and the old 
fence to the eastward to stand as it now is, and this is our re- 
turn witness our hands the day and year above written. 

THOMAS JESSUP 
DANIEL FOSTER 
Commissioners. 
A true copy Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



282 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 3S6. January 1st 1778. We the subscribers being 
mutually chosen between the owners of the lots No 46 & 47 
in the Great South Division to settle a difterence between said 
owners having heard the allegations, on both sides do award 
and determine that a small red oaiv tree standing at the South 
end of the Cedar Swamp is the bounds between the said lots, 
and from said tree upon a direct line to a stake standing in the 
hedge fence at or near the North Sea line, and that the charge 
shall be paid equally between the owners of said lots, and this 
is our award. 

Witnes our hands HENRY HARRIS 
THOMAS COOPER 
Witnes to the above DAVID HOWELL 

Stephen Rogers. Arbitrators. 

The above is a. true copy of the above award examined 

STEPHEN ROGERS Cleric. 



And that wliereas we tlie owners of the Lot No 46 namely 
John Jagger Christopher Lupton John White Benjamen Hunt- 
ting Daniel Hildreth Nathan Foster Joseph Hildreth & Samuel 
Jones did agree to divide all the Cedar swamp belonging to 
said lot No 46 we did the work as followeth, We laid the 
north swamp into three lots beginning at the north end with 
No 1 encreasing southward to No 3 & the lot No 1 is to have 
all the Cedar Swamp that belongs to said lot 46 as an amend- 
ment to it, and the lines between the lots in the north Swamp 
is to run right east and west. The lots being drawn fell as 
followetli Daniel Hildreth Nathan Foster Joseph Hildreth & 
Samuel Jones drew No 1 John White & Benjamen Huntting 
No 2 John Jagger and Christopher [Lupton] No 3 and this is 
our Division- 

Witnes our hands, 
JOHN JAGGER (^HRISTOPHER LUPTON 

DANIEL HILDRETH NATHAN FOSTER 
JOSEPH HILDRETH SAMUEL JONES 
JOHN WHITE BENJAMIN HUNTTING 

A true copy Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2S3 

Page 387. [Abstract.] Josiah Goodale gives to his son 
Josiah his dwelling house and home lot,* 10 acres, bounded N 
i:>y the meadow, E by meadow and swamp, S by higiiway, 
W by Major Thomas Conkling. Also a piece of land lying 
south of the highway called the blank lot w^liich I bought of 
the trustees. Also a lot of meadow in Long neck on the west 
side bounded N by John Reeves, E by w^oods, S by upland, 
W by James Fanning :ld. 

AVit David Munro Jr 
Hannah Munro 

[Abstract.] ^Ym Foster sells to Josepli Hildretli a lot of 
meadow at Shinnecock bounded N E W by woods or U2)land, 
S Joseph iSayre Christopher Lupton, price 80,£ 10s Feb 4 
1778. 

Page 388. [Abstract.] Jonah Rogers Jr and Joseph Rog- 
ers and William Rogers sell to Ephraim White 2 fifties of land 
in Pauganquog and two fifties in Canoe place North Division, 
in Lot No 3 and 29, price 18^. April 3 1750. 

Wit Job Peirson Hugh Gelston. 

Paul Pain, earmark, crop on right, L over left, which he 
had of his flither Daniel Payne. 1788. 

[Paul Payne was grand-father of E. Wines Payne.] 

Page 389. David Reeves gives in the day of his birth to 
be April 4 1741. Hannah his wife was born January 14th 
1747, and they were married December the Sth 1768 and their 
daughter Charlotte was born February 25 1770. 
Appollos was born September 2 1771. 
David was born April 29 1779. 

[Abstract of earmarks.] 1780. Jonathan Russell, crop & 
slit on right, slit in left. 

* These pieces of land lie iu the vilage of Flanders, probably near Oscar 
Goodale's. W. S. P. 



284 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Sam Bud, of Cold Spring, hollow crop on left, nick under 
same, bought of Samuel Bishop. 

John Bishop, of Ketchaponack, hollow crop on each, half 
penny under right and over left. 

Stephen Jessup, crop on right, slope each side left. 

Joel Reeves, half penny each side right, slope over same, 
halfpenny over left. 1781. 

Stephen Topping, crop on left, half penny under same, slope 
under right, which was his fathers, same mark recorded to 
David Topping. Vol II, page 59. [1741.] 

Henry Topping, crop on left, L under same, slope under 
right, half penny over same. 

Charles Topping, crop on left, L undt^r same, slope under 
right. 

George Harris Jr, slope under left, 2 holes in right, half 
penny over same. 

Page 390. Isaac Sayre, half penny under right, slit in same, 
half penny over left, which was his fathers. 

Job Rogers, slope over right, half penu}- under same and 
under left. 

Vincent Rogers, L under left, slope over right. 

James Norris, half penny over right. 

Edward Culver, crop on right, L over left, whicli mark his 
father gave him and is recorded on page 280 (Jesse C.) brand 

a. c. 

Willman Ilalsey, hollow crop on left, slope and half penny 
over right. 

Daniel Harris, liulf })enny under right, silt in same which 
was his fathers. 

David Fithian Halsey, crop on left, lialf penny over right 

A'incent Rogers, L under right, slope over left, half penny 
under same. 

Uriah Miller, hollow crop on right, hole in left. 

Page 391. [Abstract.] Ezekiel Howell Jr sells to John 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2S5 

Bishop of Ketcbaponack, one 50 commonage in Quogue pm-- 
chase, price ^4 10s. June 10 17S0. 

Malhew Howell Jr, eaniiark, slope under left, half penny- 
fore side of right. 

Page 392. [Abstract.] Thomas Stephens sells to Henry 
Hudson IJ 50 in Lot 6 Canoe place Division, 5£ L6s. Dec 
] 9 17S0 David Satre Nehemiah Scott. 

Page 393. [Abstract.] Thomas Stephens sells to Henry; *■ 
Hudson f of a 50 commonage east of Canoe place, 17<£ 10s. 
Dec 19 17S0. 

Moses Phillips earmark, crop on left, 2 slits in same, L un- 
der right, bought of Jonathan Halsey. 1787. 

Page 394. October the 20th 1781. Whereas we David 
Haines Foster & Stephen Jennings were chosen to divide off 
two fifths of the woodland of John Haines late deceased, be- 
tween Hannah Jennings and Susannah Haines. 

First we began in the Great North Division lot and we 
measured off for Zebulon Jennings or wife thirty poles off of 
the north end of the lot adjoining Anthony Haines, And then 
we measured off of the same lot for Susanah Haines twenty 
two poles joining to Zebulon Jennings on the north. 

In the second place we proceeded to a piece of woodland 
called Toppings land and measured off of the east end for Zeb- 
ulon Jennings 9 poles joining to Benjamen Sayre, and then we 
measured off for Susanah Haines eight poles off of the same 
lot joining to Zebulon Jennings on the east. 

In the third place we came to the fish cove lot of woodland 
and we measured oft' for Zebulon Jennings nineteen poles off 
of the north end joining to Deacon Thomas Cooper, and then 
we measured oft' of the same lot for Susannah Haines eleven 
poles joining to Zebulon Jennings on the north. (Probably 
in lot 44.) 

In the fourth y)lace we came to a piece of woodland up by 
the old mill path und measured off for Zebulon Jennings ten 



286 RECORDS : TOAVN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

poles off of the north end joining to Hugh Gelston, and nine 
poles to Susanah Haines in the same lot joining to Zebidon 
northward. 

From there we came and viewed three pieces of woodland 
more, one small piece lying by the fish cove path, said to be 
an acre & half joining to Anthony Haines on the west, and 
another small piece lying by the fresh pond joining to Henry 
Harris on the north and a piece lying at a place called little 
neck called five acres be it more or less, and the Division we 
make of these last three pieces is in the following manner, 
namely, our judgment is that the three daughters of the above 
said family (their names not here mentioned) that takes that 
woodland lying in little neck shall give to that daughter that 
takes piece lying by the fish cove path two pounds ten shil- 
lings in hard cash or equivelent, and that these three daugli- 
ters shall give to that daughter that takes that piece of wood- 
land by the fresh pond shall [pay] twenty shillings in luud 
cash or equivelent. 

Note. Zeb Jennings or wife took that piece of land by the 
fish cove path, and Susannah Haines took that piece of land 
joining the fresh pond. Witnes our hands, 

DAVID HAINES FOSTER 
STEPHEN JENNINGS 
A true copy taken by 

Stephen Rogers Clerk. 



Page 395. [Abstract of earmarks.] 1782. 

Wm Ludlam Halsey, crop on riglit, slope under it, half pen- 
ny each side left. 

Rufus Foster, brand R. F. 

Caleb Cooper, slit in lei't, halfpenny under same and over 
right. 

Elihu Raynor, brand E. R. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2S7 

David Howell, crop on right, slope under left. 

Jackson Scott, 2 half penuies over left, liole in right. Also 
crop on right, 2 half pennies over left, nick under each. 

Zebulon Jessup, brand Z. I. 

Wm Jennings, son of Silvan us Jennings, brand W. I. Ear 
mark, sHt in right, half penny under same, hole in left. 

Abraham Fordham Jr, brand A. 

Grant Bower, crop on right, slit in left and in right, which 
mark was his fathers. [Same mark recorded to Jonah Bower 
Vol. II, page 287. 172-5.] 

Jeremiah Osborn, halfpenny under left, slit in right, nick 
under same. 

Silas Corwin, brand S. C. 

Page 396. Doctor Silas Halsey, crop on right, half penny 
imder same, nick under left. 

Josiah Hand, crop and slit on right, half penny over left. 

Nathaniel Howell, Jr, brand N. H., earmark, half penny 
each side right. 

Mr Hugh Smith, crop on right, 2 half pennies under left, 
bought of John Sandford. 

Isaac Post, crop on left, half jienny under same, bought of 
James Burnet. 

Abraham Stratton, crop on right, nick under each, bought 
of Charles Woolly. 

Alexander King, crop on each ear, half penny over left, 
which was his fathers. (See page 11 9, original.) 

David Halsey, crop on left, slit in crop, slope under right, 
bought of Capt Silas Cook. 

Silas Foster, square crop on each, which was his fathers. 

John Corwithy, L over right, slope under left, which was 
his flithers and recorded on the last leaf of this book. (Caleb 
Corwithy, see page 552.) 

Page 397. [Abstract.] Jedediah Howell gives to his son 



288 RECORDS : town of southaiupton. 

Elias his house and home lot, 4 acres,* bounded N by Nathan 
.Tagger Jr, E by Capt John Howell, S by Obadiah & Richard 
Howellj W by town street. Also my close called Jinn, con- 
taining 50 acres bounded N by Capt John Howell and Ezekiel 
Howell, E by old town pond and beach, S by the main beach 
W by the family of the Ranor. April 29 1782. 

[Abstract.] Elias Howell on account of above deed of gift, 
engages to pay a certain sum of money to his said father and 
to pay all his debts in Southampton and binds himself in the 
sum of 500 pounds so to do. May 4 17S2. 

Pege 398. [Abstract.] Josiali Goodale Jr sells to James 
Benjamen a parcel of land and meadow called 15 mile island 
at Accoboug, bounded E by a willow bush, and from thence 
upon a northerly line to a stake standing in the thatch and 
from thence following the main creek into the bay, North by 
the bay, W to the run or the middle of the thatch, S by fence 
as it now stands, also a road from the Kings highway to said 
meadow, also ^ of a parcel of upland and meadow I bought of 
Micah Howell, also one 50 in lot 22 Accabog division Quogue 
purchase, and f 50 in lot 19, price 150^ May 21 1782 

Wit Job Rogers. 

Page 399. [Abstract.] James Benjamen sells to Josiali 
Goodale Jr a parcel of meadow at Accobog bounded N by bay 
E by said Goodale, S by upland, W by meadow I bought of 
said Goodale, also f 50 in lot 17 in Accobog division, price 
150^. May 21 1782. 

* Now home lot of Isaac P. Foster. The close at Jinn is also in his posses- 
sion, lying on the north side of Gin Lane. Deeded by EHas Howell, May 
2.sth, 1781), to Joeiah Foster, John and Caleb Cooper, Exrs. of widow Susanah 
Cooper, relict to Thos. Cooper, and Josiah Foster, Henry Herrick and Eliza- 
beth Herrick, exrs. of Nathaniel Herrick. Thos. Cooper, exr. of Susannah 
Cooper, sold to Josiah Foster, April 11th, 1796. H.mnah Herrick and Aznbia 
Herrick, (Henry Herrick haring died,) sold to Josiah Foster, March 2i, 17!»S. 
Inherited by James Foster, son of Josiah, about 1S2.") ; came in possession of 
pi-esent owner, by inheritance, Nov. (ith, 180;}. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 2S9 

Suffolk County, Nathan Jagger being sworn cleposeth and 
sayeth that lie is eighty six years old, that he has been ac- 
quainted with the stream of water called the little river for 
seventy years, that according to the best of his knowledge 
John Parker & his heirs have had peaceable possession of the 
said Eiver during that time and further the deponent saith not. 
Sworn this 16th day of Xov. 17S0. 

DANIEL WELLS Justice. 

Page 400. Suffolk County, Jonas Foster being sworn de- 
poseth and saith that he is sixty nine years old, that the stream 
called the little river has been possessed peceably by John Par- 
ker and his heirs for sixty years, by vu'tue of an agreement 
made between the trustees of Southampton and the said Par- 
ker, That the said Parker and his heirs have always complied 
with said agreement according to the best of his knowledge. 
Sworn the 17th day of Nov. 1780, before 

DANIEL WELLS Justice. 

Suffolk County, Isaac Post being sworn deposeth and say 
eth that he is sixty nine years old, that when he was about 
fourteen or fifteen years old he was at the little river and saw 
a mill dam* which he was told by the people present was that 
which old Mr Parker had had a mill on, that he accepts it that 
James Fanning's mill is built on the same Dam, that John 
Parkers heirs according to the best of his knowledge have had 
the little river in peaceable possession during his remembrance 
Sworn the sixteenth of November 1780 before 

DANIEL WELLS Justice. 

* This is the dam on which the grist-mill of Charles Hallett now stands. 
The house of Josiah Albertson, who was owner of the mill after John Parker, 
is the one now owned by Mr. Sweezy, and stands on the south side of the road 
a Httle east of the mill. When this house was repaired, the date of building, 
1713, was found on one the timbers. W. S. P. 



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§90 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Whereas there hath arisincl a difference between the Town 
of Southampton and the Proprietors of Capt Halseys purchase 
in St George's mannor concerning the bounds of their land or 
Hne between them, from a place called Setuck across the Isle 
or neck of land to peaconneck River* Now know all men by 
these presents that we the said fore named parties, that is the 
Trustees of the Town of Southampton on the one part, and 
Col Josiah Smith and Timothy Halsey Deputies for the other 
part they being fully impowered, and assembled together with 
the Trustees of Southampton this thirtieth day of April 17S2, 
do mutually agree and finally determined, for ever, that the 
line shall run from the bound stake at Setuck a direct line 
across the Island or neck of land to peaconneck Great River at 
the place that is the equal half way from the going over of the 
river at the River head to the Northwest bounds, which is to 
be a direct line running from the said stake at Seatuck due 
north to the said Peaconneck great river. In confirmation 
whereof we the subscribers who are appointed a committee 
by the trustees of Southampton, and the deputies of the pro 
prietors of the manor, do interchangeably set oin* hands and 
seals 

ISAAC POST 
In the presence of STEPHEN JAGGER 

Zebulon Howell DAVID HALSEY 

Silas Halsey Jr JOSIAH SMITH 

James Crommelin TIMOTHY HALSEY 

The above is a true copy of the original examined and com 
pared 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



Page 401. [Abstract.] Henry Ludlam sells to William 
Philhps Josiah Phillips Joseph Phillips and Moses Philhps a 
certain tract of land and meadow at Speonk, bounded E by 



fiECORDS ; TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 291 

the land of William Chard and the bay, S by the bay, W by 
Vincent and Stephen Rogers, N byMorriches road,* and also a 
piece of meadow that I bought of John Tuthill lying in the 
same neck, and all my meadow on the South beach known by 
the name of gunning point the lot No 13, and J of lot 18 which 
I had of John Halsey, and § of lot 14 which I had of Fithian 
Halsey, and lot 1 5 which I had of Silas Ludlam, also one 50 
in lot 32 in Basket neck, price 1300^ York money. Feb 25 
]7S2 

Witness Jonathan Halsey Job Rogers. 
[This is the last instrument recorded by Stephen Rogers.] 

Page 402. [Abstract.] John Cooper Jr and wife Hannah 
sells to ZebuloH Wick G acres in Southampton bounded N & 
W by said Wick, E by Nathan Reeves, S by highway, price 
46<£ Sept 24 17S4. Witness Cabb Cooper Stephen Howell 
Abraham Fordham, Elias Howell Jr. 

ISAAC POST Clerk. 

[Now lot of Walter F. Havens, north side of Captain's neck 
lane. w. s. p.] 

Page 403. Whereas we John Sandford and David Halsey 
being elected and chosen by the trustees of the town of South- 
ampton to lay out or lot a certain tract of land in Toppings 
Purchase at our discretion, and pursuant to the trust reposed 
in us and the power by the trustees given us we proceeded to 
the work in the following manner. We began at Bever dam 
and run along the South country Road to Setuck, from thence 
down the west line of this town to Peocnuck River, and 
from thence to the River head, and from thence to Bever dam. 
Then we reserved for the use of the proprietors in said pur- 
chase Five acres of land where John Albertson's house now 
stands, bounded west by the little river, and east by the 

* This is the homestead now owned by Mr. Joseph Phillips, Speonk. W. S. P. 



292 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Quogue road, and to extend so far south as to make five acres 
square across. Tlien we proceeded to lay out one hundred 
acres for a blank lot at the River head bounded on the east by 
Quogue purchase and on the west by little River, and to ex- 
tend so far south as to make one hundred acres, also we re- 
serve ten pole wide from the blank lot on the east side of Lit- 
tle River to the Great Pond, and six pole wide on the west 
side of said Little River from the Great Pond down to the 
C^edar Swamp where it empties into Little River reserving 
the privilege of Daming and drowning the lands on Little River 
to the towns use, the path from the going over at the River 
head up to the Great Pond to remain as it now is until other- 
wise ordered by the trustees. Further we lay out a two pole 
highway from the west part of the Great Pond where is most 
convenient, to run a west course to the west bounds of South- 
ampton reserving the timber to the owners of the lots. Fur- 
tlier we reserve that part of the stream at Bever Dam wliich 
lies in Toppings purchase with all the priviledges of diging 
daming and drowning land to the town's nse. The road 
continued from Bever dam bounded Southwardly by the old 
division land and running a westerly course as the path now 
goes to the west bounds of the town being six pole wide. 
Then we laid another road begining at the Country Road 
called the Brick kiln path from Speunk and runing north- 
wardly as the path now goes through the brick kilns until it 
comes to the west bounds of Southampton being six poles 
wide, the timber to the owners of said lots where the road 
may cross, and all antient paths or roads to remain as they 
now are until otherwise ordered by the trustees. Then we 
reserved a piece of land in Toppings Purchase near the Bald 
Hill beginning at a oak sapplin on the east side of the swamp 
near where tliey now dig clay and running south to a Oak 
tree near the j^ath 1:3 poles, then running west 26 degrees 
south 13 ]>oles to a wliite oak spire, from tlience runing north 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 293 

12 degrees west 16 poles and 4 foot, and from thence to the 
north east corner the above land is reserved for the use of wsl- 
ter and digging clay and the timber for burning brick and 
other purposes. 

Page 404. Note, the above brick kiln path runs through 
this piece of land. 

Further we proceeded to lay out a blank lot at Setuck be- 
ing as the path now goes 167 pole to the western bounds, 
and the east line of tlie blank lot being the west line of the 
49th lot, said blank lot containing by estimation 370 acres. 
Then we began at Bever dam and we made 49 lots as follows 
giving the weadth of the lots as the path now goes at the 
south end of the lots, the lines of said lots all running parralel 
with tlie line which divides Qougue and Toppings Purchase. 
The following is the No and weadth of each lot. The lot No 
1 lying joining on the east side to the mill pond at Bever dam. 
poles wide poles wide poles wide 



No 1 


30 Lot No 


17 


12 


Lot No 33 


12 


o 


30 


IS 


12 


34 


12 


3 


28 


19 


12 


35 


13 


4 


28 


20 


12 


36 


14 


5 


27 


21 


12 


37 


15 


6 


27 


22 


12 


38 


16 


7 


26 


23 


12 


39 


17 


8 


26 


24 


12 


40 


18 


9 


22 


25 


12 


41 


20 


10 


22 


26 


12 


42 


23 


IL 


14 


27 


12 


43 


25 


12 


14 


28 


12 


44 


26 


13 


13 


29 


12 


45 


24 


14 


12 


30 


12 


46 


26 


15 


12 


31 


12 


47 


32 


16 


12 


32 


12 


48 


46 


Blank lot 167 






49 


53 



294 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHIMPTON. 



The north end of the above lots butting down upon the 
blank lot, Albertsons land the Cedar swamp Peocnack River 
and the west bounds of Southampton the western lots being 
gore lots. Thus far we proceeded and finished our business 
this 3d day of July Anno Dom 17S2. 

JOHN SANDFORD 
This is a true copy of the DAVID HALSEY 

original examined and com- Layers ou t. 

pared per Silas Halsey Clerk. 

[For notes on this division see Appendix, w. s. p.] 

Page 405. Southampton July 4 1782. The Proprietors 
of the Last Division in Toppings Purchase being Legally 
warned they appeared and proceeded to draw their lots in said 
Division as followeth, 



No 1 John Jessup 
John Jessup Jr 
Isaac Post 
Christopher Lupton 
Jackson Scott 

No 2 Ebenezer White 
Charles Wliite 
Eber Whites Heirs 

No 3 Capt John Post 
Wm Foster 
Joshua Say re 
David Lupton 
David Cook 



n No 5 David Halsey 
} Jonathan Halsey 

i^ 3 John Rogers 
I David Rose 

i Elisha Osborn 

Zebedee Osborn 



I 3-10 



1 



3 No G Thomas Sandford Esq 3 



7-15 
7-15 
7-15 3 

2-5 

1-5 



Hackaliah Fosters heirs 1 

No 4 John Bishop ^ 

Josepli Burnet ^ 

Jonathan Cook ^ 

Charles Cooper ^ ^ 3 

David Corwithy i 

Joseph Conklinu- ^ 

Ehas Howell Jr i 



No 7 Thomas Rogers sold 
by trustees June 1 807 7-40 
Nathan Reeves f 21-40 3 
John Reeves i 1-40 

Stephen Reeves ^ 1-12 
Remainder unknown 
(Thomas Jessup exchanged 

with Hugh Raynor for his 

right in lot No 11 hi Quogne 

Purchase 7-14.;i 

[Tlie words in parenthases 

are interlined in original.] 



fiECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



295 



No 8 Capt Josiah Howell li 
David Howell 1 3 

Matliew Sayre ^ 

Nathaniel Kogers ^ 



No 9 Abraham Rose 
Samuel Haines 
David Haines 
Daniel Howell Esq 
Ezekiel Howell 
Fithian Halsey 
Ethan Halsey 

No 10 Samuel Howell 
John Harris 
Henry Harris 

No 11 David Gelston 
Burnet Miller 
Daniel JMoore 
Elias Pelletreau 
Abram Halsey 



i 
i 

1 

i 



*3 



f 
i 



No 12 Cap Odadiah Rogers 2 
Joseph Sayres heirs ^ 3 
Obadiah & Rich'd Howell ^ 

No 31 Wm Stephens and 
Edwar Stephens Ij 

Remainder unknown 

No 1 4 Enoch Jagger sold 
by the Trustees J une 
1S07 1 

Elnathan Topping f 3 

Jeremiah Culvers heirs 1 
Remainder unknown 
(William White) i 

No 15 Nathaniel Howell 1 



William Jennings 
William Jagger 
John Jagger 
Nathan Jagger 
Zebulon Jenninsfs 



43 



No 1 3 Stephen Jagger Esq 2^ 
Samuel Randall ^ 3 

No 16 Wm Foster 1 

Capt Daniel Foster i 

Christopher Foster ^ 3 

Nathan Foster i 

Zebulon Halsey ^ 

No 17 Daniel Sandford IJ 
(Anthony Ludlam bought 
of Daniel Sandford J a fifty 
of this Rite with the undi- 
vided land.) 

Stephen Topping ^ 

Charles Topping J 

Henry Topping ^ 3 

Jeremiah Topping 1 
Hugh Ray nor i 

No 18 (Oliver Post sold by 
Trustees June 1807) 1-10 
Ezekiel Howell J 

Cornelius Halseys 

heirs 1 1-5 

Remainder unknown 11-5 
(Silvanus Halsey) 

No 19 Benj Woodruff i 

Ebenezer White Esq J 

David Woodruff ^ 

John Woodruff i 3 

John White 1 

John Strong J 
Abraham Toppings heirs ^ 



296 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHIMPTON. 



No 20 Elias Cook 
John Cook 
David Burnet 



1^3 



No 21 Capt Geo Herrick 1 
Nelieniiah Sayre f 

(Sold by Stephen Sayre 
to Shepherd and Henry 
Halsey Dec 30 1833) 3 

Doctor William Smiths 

heirs ^1-6 

Eemainder unknown 
(Oliver Post sold by 
Trustees June 1S07) 5-6 

No 22 Elisha Halsey 1 
Prudence Foster f 

Abraham Fordham 1-0 
James Fanning 1 3 

Remainder unknown 
(Sold to Oliver Post 
June 1S07) 1-12 

No 23 Samuel Cooper 2 

Samuel Cooper Jr ^ 

Samuel Clark i 3 

John Cooper Jr i 

Caleb Cooper i 

No 24 Zebulon Peirson 2-5 

Timothy Halsey 1-5 

Jonah Bowers heirs J 

Capt David Howell 1-G 

Phineas Howell 1-6 

Jeremiah Halsey ^ 
Jeremiah Howells heirs J 
Remainder unknown 

(Stephen Reeves) J 

No 25 (Sold Oliver Post 



June 1 807 by trustees) 1 
Silas Woolly i 

(Sold OKver Post June 3 
1807 by trustees) 1 

Remainder unknown 
(Mathew Peirson) i 

No 26 Samuel Howell at 

Meacox ^ 

Mathew Howell ^ I 

Lewis Howell ^43 

Nathaniel Rogers ^ 

Silas Howell Esq f 

Joseph Hildreth ^ 

No 27 Elihu Raynor 3 

No 28 John Halsey i 

John Halsey Jr ^ 

Daniel Hildreth 1 3 

Obadiah Johnes i 

No 29 Danl Hedges | J 1 -16 
David Hedges 1 i 1-16 
Stephen Hedges ^ i 3 

David Cook ^ 

No 30 Daniel Skellenger i 
Remainder unknown 
Nathan Reeves f 3 

(Sold James Raynor by 
trustees June 1807) 2 

No 32 John Albertson i 
Edmond Howell i ^ 
Daniel Wells and 

Christopher Young ^ 

David Topping ^ 3 

Elias Howell ^ 

Stephen Rose i 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



297 



Tliomas Jennings heirs i 
Joel Sandford j 

Edward Topping i 

No 3:3 Thomas Jessup 1.1 
(Exchanged witli Mary 
Kay nor tor his right in 
lot 11 Quogue purchase) 
Ebenezer Culver I 

James Post (sold to 
Enoch Jagger) ^ 



No 34 Tho Sandford Es( 



No 35 Elias Howell S end 2 
Anthony Haines ^ 

Josiah Goodale (sold 
Nathan Corwin) i 

No 3G Nathan Herrick 1 
►Silas Halsey ^ 3 

John Cooper at Quoge ] i 

No 37 John Sayre f 

Thomas Cooper A 

(This right Charles Coo- 
per has sold to John Hor- 
ton son of David) 3 

Vincent Rogers 3 

Remainder unknown 
Sold Enoch Jagger by 
Trustees June 1807 1 i-12 

No 38 Col Josiah Smith 1 
Josiah Smith brother 
and Company 1^ 3 

Daniel Harris ^ 

(Sold to John Horton son 
of David June 7 1796) 



No 39 Job Peirson Esq li 

Abraham Peirson f 

Nathan Peirson ^3 

Stephen Peirson i 

James Haines ^ 

No 40 Danl Halsey at town 1 
(Daniel Halsey has sold 
this riglit to John Hor- 
ton son of David Horton) 
Nathaniel Halsey 7-1 5 3 
Remainder unknown 
Howell Caleb f 

Sold Nathaniel Corwin bv 
trustees June 1807 47-60 

No 41 Capt John Post 2^ 
Henry Smith ^ 

(This right of Henry 3 
Smith is sold to John 
Horton son of David 
Horton) 



David Cooper 
Remainder unknown 3 

Oliver Post sold by trus- 
tees June 1807 2 

No 43 Capt Wm Rogers 

i ^ 1^12 1-16 
Jonathan Rogers 

i^ 1-12 1-16 
Joel Sandford ^ 

Samuel Jenningsheirs J 1-16 
(Sold to John Horton 
son of David June 7 3 
1796) 

Lemuel Jennings 1-16 
Joseph Post 1-16 



29S 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



Jeremiah Post 
Josiali Rogers 
Remainder unknown 



1-16 



No 44 Thomas Sandford 2i 
Jonah Sandford f 3 



No 45 Stephen Foster f 

Josiah Foster f 

EHas Foster i 

David Haines Foster ^ 

Hugh Gelston i 3 
(Sold to John Horton 
son of David June 179G) 

Isaac Halsey ^ 

No 46 Josiah Halsey ^ 7-15 
AVilman Halsey ] 

John Halsey at Meacox7-l 5 
Remainder unknown 
David Howell at Meacox ^ 3 
Natlian Fordham Esq ^ 
A true copy of the original 



(Sold Oliver Post by 
trustees June 1807) i 1-15 

No 47 Ichabod Sayre i i 
Stephen Sayre | ^ 

Samuel Jaggers heirs 1 
Remainder unknown 
Silas Ludlam I 3 

John Corwithee ^ 

Elias Howell Jr heirs i 
(Joseph Phillips bought 
of Trustees June 1807) 4 

No 48 MicahHerricks heirs 1 
Capt John Howell ^ 

Jonah Howell 1 3 

Samuel Howell Jr ^ 

No 49 Capt John Sandford 1 f 

Ezekiel Sandford ^ 

David Sandford I 3 

Ezekiel Rose i 

draught examined per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 



In entering this draught there is a small mistake, No. 31 is 
put out of its place and stands between 12 and 14 and No. 13 
stands between 15 and 16. 



Southampton July 4 1782 The Proprietors in the last Di- 
vision in Quoug purchase being legally warned met together 
and drew their lots as followeth in said Division, 



S^o 1 Jeremiah Corwin 




David Sandford ^ 


Joshua Corwin 




David Rose ^ 


Daniel Corwin Jr 






David Corwin 




No 2 WiUiam Stephens & 


IManly Wells 


i 3 


Edward Stephens 1^ 


Daniel Terry 




Jno Bishop west parish 1 3 


Joel Sandford 


il 


Samuel Cooper Jr i 
Ebenozer Culver ^ 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



299 



No 3 William Raynor 3 

No 4 John Cooper Quogue 1^ 
John Bishop ^ 

Joseph Bnrnet i 3 

David Burnet i 

Jesse Culver ^ 

No 5 Edmund Howell 1^ 
Thomas Sandford Esq 1- 1 2 
Prudence Foster f 

Jedediah Foster 1 

Remainder unknown 

No 6 Capt John Post 3 

No 7 Daniel Sandford 1^ 
(Anthony Ludlam bot. 
of Daniel Sandford ^ 
fifty of this rite with 3 
the commonage) 
Ehas Howell Southend If 



Fithian Halsey 
Stephen Foster 



No S Nathaniel Howell U 




David Horton ^ 


No 14 The heirs of Cor- 


Elias Foster f ^ 
Nathan Penny i 3 
Elias Pearshall ^ 
Nathan Norris } 


nelius Halsey 

No 15 Stephen Jagger 
John Jessup 


No 9 Deacon Samuel How- 


John Jessup Jr 
Daniel Youngs 


ell 2i 1-5 


John Strong 


Jonathan Halsey 1-5 
David Woodruff 1-10 3 
Zebedee Osborn ^ 
Elisha Osborn ^ 


No 16 Elias Cook 
Jolm Cook 
Joseph Conkling 



No 10 David Woodrufl' U i 
Nathaniel Rogers ^ 

David Sandford ^ 3 



No 11 (Jonathan Cook 
bought of Trustees 
June 1S07) 19-20 

James Fanning f 

Elnathan Topping f 

Nathan Reeves ^ 1-40 
John Reeves ^ 1-40 3 

Hugh Raynor J 

(Exchanged with The. 
Jessup for his rights 
in Toppings purchase) 
James Post J 

Remainder unknown 

No 12 Geo Herrick 1 

Nathaniel Howell 2-5 
Joshua Sayre § 3 

Nathaniel Halsey 5-6 1-10 

No 13 Tho Sandford Esq 3 



No ] 7 Capt Josiah Howell 1 ^ 
Capt David Howell ^ 
Phineas Howell ^ 3 

Silas Halsey ^ 



300 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



No IS Josiali Foster Ji 
Daniel Foster ^ 

Christopher Foster i 3 

Nathan Foster i 

No 19 Josiah Halsey i 

Wilhnan Halsej' 1 
John Halsev Meacox 

5-6 2-15 

Jonah Bowers heirs ^ 
Remainder unknown 

Wilham White i 

No 20 Col Josiah Smith 
Brother & Company IJ 
Josiah Smith 1 3 

Samuel "Wells i 

No 21 Nathan Herrick 1 i 
Capt Jolm Howell 1 3 

Daniel Halsey at town ^ 

No 22 David Gelston 1 

Burnet Miller i 

David Topping ^ 3 

lienjamen Woodruff A 

Ebenezer White Esq ^ 

No 23 Silas Woolly ^ 

Thomas Jessup 1 ^ 

( )badiah Johnes i 3 

George Herrick 5-12 

Samuel Benjamen 1-12 

No 24 Nathan Jagger ^ 

William Jagger ^ 

Tho Jennings heirs ^ 

James Hildreths heirs ^ 3 

Jeremiah Halsey 4 

Silas Howell Esq 5 

Jeremiah Culvers heirs i 



No 25 Anthony Haines J 
Daniel Hildreth ^ 

Remainder unknown i 
David Howell Mecox i 
Nathan Fordham Esq i 
Stephen Fordham i 6 

(Sold to Edward Steph- 
ens June 24 1S26) 
John Jessup i 

John Corwithe ^ 

(Josiah Goodale bought 
of trustees June 1807) ^ 

No 26 Capt John Post 5-6 

William Foster 5-6 
David Wells 1 3 

Joseph Rogers ^ J 

No 27 David Corwithy ^ 

John Halsey Jr f 

John Halsey f 

Dr Isaac Halsey i 3 

Peter Downs J 

AVm Downs heirs ^ 

No 2S Charles Cooper 1 f 

Elias Howell 1 
Elias Howell Jr ^ 3 

Zebulon Halsey A 

N(\29 Abraham Rose ^ 

Nathaniel Rogers ^ 

Abram Peirson 1 -6 

Jeremiah Howells heirs 

i 1-16 3 
George Mackie 1-16 1-32 
David Mackie 1-16 1-32 
The heirs of Cornelius 

Halsey 3-10 

John Jessup 1:^ 



EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



301 



No 30 Oapt Wm Rogers ^ J 

Jonathan Rogers ^ ^ 

Dr Wm Smiths heirs J 1-6 

Abram Fordham 1-6 3 

Christopher Lupton f 

William Jones heirs ^ 

John Jagger ^ 

No 31 Micaiah Herricks 

heirs % 

Josejjh Sayre J 

Nehemiah Sayre ^ 3 

John Sayre J 

Zebulon Jennings ^ 

David Corwithy ^ 

No 32 Mathew Howell U 

Lewis HoweU 1^ 

Samuel Howell 3d §3 

Samuel Howell Jr f 

No 33 John Sandford J ^ 
Jonah Sandford J 

Thomas Sandford Esq f 3 
John Woodruff i 

No 34 David Howell 2i 1-5 
WilHam Foster 1-10 

John Cooper Quogue 1-10 3 
Capt John Post 1-1 

Caleb Cooper J 

No 35 John White 2 



Mathew Sayre 
Henry Smith 



i3 



No 36 Daniel Hedges 

S 1-16 1-32 
David Hedges f 1-6 1-32 
Stephen Hedges i 1-16 3 
Samuel Randall ^ 

Christoj)her Youngs i 

No 37 Obadiah Howell 
and brother Richard 1 
Wm Benjamen i 

Jonathan Cook f 

Jonn Cooper at town i 3 
Da^-id Cook i 

Nathaniel Howell 2-5 
Elisha Halsey 1-10 

No 38 Capt Obadiah 

Rogers 2 
Capt Elias Pelletreau i 3 
Jonathan Russell J 

Stephen Reeves ^ 

No 39 Edward Topping ^ 
Ebenezer White i 

Charles White i 

Eber Whites heirs ^ 3 

Stephen Pierson 1-12 1-16 
Nathan Pierson 1-12 1 16 
JosiahPiersons heirs 1-12 
Joshua Sayre 1-6 



Page 416. Whereas We John Sandford and David 
Halsey being elected and chosen by the trustees of the 
Town of Southampton to lay out or lot a certain Tract of land 
in Quogue Purchase at our discretion and pursuant to the trust 
reposed in us and the power by the trustees given us we pro- 



302 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

ceeded to the work in the following niainier viz. We began 
at Tiana and run along the South Country Road to Beverdam, 
from thence a direct line to the Riverhead, from thence South- 
wardly along the Quogue Road about three miles Southward 
of the Riverhead where a corner stands, and from thence a due 
East line running to the head of Red Creek Pond and from 
thence Southwardly to Tiana, bounded east by the Canoe 
place Division and west by a dh-ect line from bever dam to 
the Riverhead which divides Quogue from Toppings Purchase 
then we laid out a blank lot at Tiana running along the South 
Country Road as the path now goes one hundred and ninety 
five rods to a corner fixed marked on the east side with the 
letter B, and No 1 on the west side, from thence running a 
due north line to the late Division, from thence eastward along- 
said division to the Canoe place division, and from thence to 
the place of beginning at Tiana. Then we laid out a blank 
lot at bever dam running along the South Country Road as 
said road now runs eastward seventy five rods, from thence 
north until it strikes the line between Quogue and Toppings 
Purchase, from thence along said line to the bever dam, it be- 
ing a Gore piece, then we reserved a tract of land at Riverhead 
containing fifty acres for the use of the proprietors in said pur- 
chase running along the Quogue Road so flir south as to make 
fifty acres, between said Quogue road and tlie line between 
Quogue and Toppings Purchase it being a Gore Piece of land, 
and then we laid out thirty nine lots in the following manner, 
we began with No 1 westward of the blank lot at Tiana the 
east side joining said blank lot eastward, and No 2 lies west- 
ward of No 1 &c. The lines of said lots all running due nortli 
to the late division excepting 5 or 6 lots which but on the 
blank lot at the Riverhead and on the line between Quogue 
and Topping Piu'chase. The following is the wedtli of said 
lots along the South Coiintry Road, 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 303 



No 1 is 


105 poles wide 


No 20 is 37 poles wide 


2 


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21 


37 


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70 


22 


37 


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67 


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37 


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65 


24 


36 


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63 


25 


31 


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61 


26 


42 


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59 


27 


48 


9 


57 


28 


50 


10 


54 


29 


50 


11 


50 


30 


48 


12 


48 


31 


42 


13 


46 


32 


38 


14 


45 


33 


36 


15 


44 


34 


35 


16 


43 


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Page 417. Furthermore we reserve the streams at Quan- 
tuck aspatuck and Bever dam with the Privilidge of Mill to 
Dam or Drown the land or dig earth anywhere in said lots 
where it shall be most convenient for the above purpose to be 
to the use of the Proprietors of said Purchase. 

Furthermore we lay out a six pole highway from Tiana 
to Beverdam, also we laid out a six pole highway eastward of 
Quantuck beginning at the South Country Road as the path 
now runs to the Riverhead reserving the timber in said road 
to the owners of said lots where it crosses said lots. 

Furthermore we reserve a two pole highway from Red 
Creek Pond across the north end of said lots, ruuninge west- 
ward to the road which runs from the River head to Quogue. 



304 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Furthermore we lay out a two pole highway from Quogue 
road at the south end of the hlank lot at the Riverhead running 
westerly across to the little River reserving the Timher on the 
two last roads to the owners of said lots. 

Furthermore the Ketchabonnuck Path that goes to the Riv- 
erhead from the South Country Road to where it comes into 
the Quogue Road we lay out four rods wide as the Path now 
goes reserving the Timber to the owners of said lots, and all 
other antient Roads or paths to remain as they now are in 
Quogue Purchase until otherwise ordered by the Trustees. 

Thus far we Proceded and finished our work this 3d day of 
July A. D. 1782. 

JOHN SANDFORD 
DAVID HALSEY 

Layers out. 
A true copy of the original examined and compared per 

SILAS HALSEY Clerk. 

[Note. The above is called the Last Division in Quogue 
Purchase. The drawing of the lots is found on page 411, and 
following, w. s. p.] 



[Abstract.] Jeremiah Rogers ear mark, hollow crop on 
each ear, halfpenny on fore side of left. June 25 1793. 

Page 418. [Abstract.] John Fourniers ear mark, hollow 
crop off right, square crop on left, half penny under right, 
bought of Samuel Hildreth, no date. 

Cephas Foster enters a stray, Jan 5 1811. 

Page 419. Southampton April 1 17S3. At a town meet- 
ing holden on said day by the freeholders and Comonalty of 
said town to chuse town officers for the year ensuing the peo- 
ple being generally come together proseded to their choice in 
presence of Isaac Post & Silas Howell Justices. Isaac Post 
chosen clerk for the year ensuing, Abraham Fordham Jr, Jon- 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 305 

athan Rogers Matliew Howell and Luther Hildreth chosen 
Constables for the year ensuing, David Jlowell chosen Super- 
visor for the year ensuing, Gideon Halsey chosen Collec- 
tor and to have four pence per pound, Isaac Post and Deacon 
David Hedges chosen assessors for the year ensuing, Doctor 
Silas Halsey Isaac Post David Howell Hugh Gilston Mathew 
Howell Zebulon Halsey Jonathan Rogers Deacon David Hed- 
ges Ebenezer White Esq Joel Sandford David Hains at Mea- 
cox and Samuel Howell of Meacox chosen Trustees for the 
year ensuing, Isaac Post and Lieut David Halsey chosen over- 
seers of the poor for the year ensuing, Joshua Sayre Timothy 
Halsey and Zephaniah Rogers chosen Comitioners of highways 
for the ensuing year, Joshua Sayre & David Sandford chosen 
fence viewers for the year ensuing. Doctor Silas Halsey Lieut 
David Halsey Phillip Howell Jonathan Rogers and David 
Lupton chosen for to take care of the oysters to prevent them 
from being transported out of the town ship. 

4 ISAAC POST 

SILAS HOWELL 
A true copy of the original Justices. 

Examined per Isaac Post Clerk. 

August 23d 1784 Memorandum I the subscriber do ac- 
knowledge Daniel Hildreth to have one fifty in lot No 10 in 
Long neck at the loer end of said lot in partnership with me 
at the bottom which he has sold to Phinehas Fanning. 

JA3IES FANNING. 

[Abstract of earmarks.] 1783. Samuel Pierson of Sagg, 
earmark, hollow crop on left, nick under same. ].789. 

Mathew Toppings, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
same, slope under right, half penny over same. 

Page 420. Henry Post, hollow^ crop on right ear, half pen- 
ny under each. 



306 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Thomas Johnes, brand T. 

Willmon Halsey, slit in right ear, bought of WilHam Lud- 
lam's widow. 

David Hildreth, crop on right, 2 half pennies over left. 

Henry Harris, half penny each side of right, slit in same, 
brand G. H. given him by his brother George Harris. 

Job Sandford, slope over both ears, half penny under both, 
and over right. 

James White, L under left, half penny under right, also L 
under left, half penny each side of right, which was his fathers 
mark. 

Robert Dayton, crop on right, 2 slits in left. 

David Haines of Meacox, crop on left, half penny fore side 
of same, slope fore side of right. 

Samuel Hains, crop on left, slope over right. 

Jonathan Rogers, 1784, slope over right, half penny over 
left, which mark was his father's. [William R., see page 2S0, 
original.] 

Page 421. [Abstract.] Henry Howell sells to James 
White a piece of woodland near Silas Stewards house 10 acres, 
bounded N by middle hne E & W by Silas Stewerd, S by Benj 
Sayre, price 17^ 6s. May 15 1783. 

Wit Abkaham Topping John Rogers. 

The above deed is cancelled and made void by the return 
of the purchase money. 

[Abstract of eai-marks.] 1784 Nathan Fostor, crop on 
left, half penny fore side of same, L under right. 

Isaac Loper, crop on right, and 2 slits in same, bought of 
Daniel Stratton. 

William Peirson, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
same and under right, bought of Daniel Pierson. 

Page 422. At a meeting of the trustees of the 3d Decem- 
ber 1782 voted and ordered by said trustees that Nathan Ford- 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 307 

liain Ebenezer White Esquires & Deacon David Hedges may 
and sliall have the privilidge of the pond called the Otter pond 
lying near Sag-Harbor to dig through and let out the said 
pond to have communication with the salt water in order to 
make a fish pond and also the privilidge of the brook that may 
run from sd pond so that the fish shall not be hindered at any 
time from coming in, to be to them their heirs and assigns 
forever, Provided always they do and shall well and truly 
make and maintain a good sufficient Bridge at least twelve 
feet wide over said brook suitable for all sorts of carriages to 
pass over on with a Eale on each side of said bridge. 
Witnes our hands 

WM ROGERS ISAAC POST 

DAVID ROSE JOHN SANDFORD 

DANIEL HEDGES SILAS HOWELL 
EBENEZER WHITE ABRAHAM ROSE 
DAVID HALSEY DAVID HEDGES 

A true copy of the original taken per me 

ISAAC POST Clerk. 



[Abstract.] Samuel Clark Jr sells to Jonah Rogers in plain 
and open market according to law, 1 mare and colt, 1 pair of 
oxen, 2 yearling heifers, 3 hogs, 1 cow, 2 feather beds and all 
my furniture and all my wheat and rye and 2 pieces of corn. 
Sept 8 1783. 

Page 423. [Abstract.] Noah Hildreth sells to his brother 
David 29 acres at Bridge Hampton* bounded N by highway, 
E by Joshua Hildreth, S by Noah Hildreth, W by highway, 
price 3G0^ Oct 1 1783 

Wit Joshua Hildreth Joseph Gibbs. 



* This is the tract of land now owned by Gordon Corwith's heirs, on the 
south side of the road to Sagg and opposite the house of James L. Haines, 
Esq. W. S. P. 



308 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract earmarks.] Capt David Peirson, L under right, 
half penny under left, slit in same, which was the mark of 
Lemuel Ptirson the first and recorded to him on page 220. 

Jonah Tarbell, slope over left, which he had of his uncle 
Mathew Jagger. 

Pege 424. David Howell Jr, crop on left, half penny fore 
side of right, which he says was his wifes mark. 

Zebulon Jennings enters mark for his son George Hains 
Jennings, crop on each ear, and half penny each side of left, 
which mark was his grand father Hains. 

Daniel Sandford, L under left, slit in right. 

John Harris, hole in right, half penny each side of left which 
he says was his son John's before he moved to Goshen 17S5 

Stephen Sayre, brand S. S. 

Abraham Pesrson Jr, crop on left, half penny under same, 
and over riglit. 

Lemuel Peirson Jr, L under right, half penny under left. 

Ebenezer Jagger, hollow crop on left, 2 half pennies under 
right. 1788. 

Benj Haines, hollow crop on left, half penny each side of 
same, and fore side of right. 

Silvanus Jennings Jr, crop on left, hole in same, L under 
right. 

Page 425. At a meeting of the Freeholders and Comonalty 
of the town of Southampton the 7 day of June 17S5 by circu- 
lar advertisements by order of the Superviser upon the decease 
of the overseer of the poor, and they proceed to the choice in 
presence of John Halbart & Daniel Howell Esqrs. Hugh 
Gilston and Abraham Rose chosen overseers of the poor till 
tlie next election. 

JOHN HALBERT 
DANIEL HOWELL 

Esqrs. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 309 

[Abstracts of earmarks.] Uriah Rogers, 2 holes in right. 

Doctor Silas Halsey, square crop on right, nick under each, 
bought of Ichabod Sayre. Also crop on right, nick under left, 
which was his fathers. 

Joseph Philips, crop on both, slit in right, which he bought 
of Silas Schellenger who had it of Daniel Schellenger and has 
it recorded to him in former book, page 1. 

John Fanning, 2 holes in left. 

Charles White Halsey, L under right, slit in same. 

Henry Jessup, crop on right, L under same. 

John Haines, crop on left, half penny each side the same, 
2 half pennies fore side the right. 

Page 426. Whereas there has some diference arisen with 
regard to the land between the two Rivers at the River head, 
it is agi'eed between the trustees of Southampton and Richard 
Albertson that sd Albertson to have six poles wide from the 
great Pond down the Little River on the west side of Little 
River till it comes down to the Cedar Swamp where it empties 
into Little River, being measured from the middle of Little 
River six poles as the river now runs, then running over where 
the Cedar Swamp empties into Little River, along upon the 
east side of the Cedar Swamp till it comes to the northemiost 
pond of the Cedar Swamp to a Red oak spire marked, from 
thence running N 18 deg. E to Peconock River, all eastward 
to the conjunction of the two Rivers to belong to sd Richard 
Albertson, and all on the western part westward of sd Cedar 
Swamp or line to belong to the Trustees of Southampton. 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have inter- 
changeably set to our hands and seals in Southampton this 
4th day of July Anno Domini 17S2. 

ISAAC POST ABRAHAM ROSE 

DAVID HALSEY DANIEL HEDGES 
JOHN SANDFORD WILLIAM ROGERS 
DAVID COOK RICHARD ALBERTSON 

Signed sealed & delivered 
in presence of 

James White E. Wickham 
A true copy of the original examined and compared per 

SILAS HALSEY Clerk. 



310 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 427. [Abstracts of earmarks.] Daniel Stratton, 
brand D. 

Richard Fowier, brand R. F. 17S9. 

Ephraim White Jr, half penny under each ear, given by liis 
grand father John White, recorded to him on page 25S. 

Wm Raynor, crop on left, half penny under right, which he 
had of David Raynor. 

Joseph Penny, cropt L under left, halfpenny under same. 

Anthony Sherman, slope over each, hole through each. 

John Reynolds, crop and slit in left, hollow crop on right, 
half penny over right, bought of Moses Rose. 

Stephen Howell Jr, slit in right, 2 half pennies under left. 

Frederic Loper, square crop on each, half penny each side 
the left, hole in right. 

Wm Brown, slope each side of right, crop on left, bought 
of Henry Ludlam. 1792. 

Page 428. Zebulon Halsey, Jr, hole slit under right, sht 
in left and half penny under it. 

Obadiah Foster, half penny each side of right, cropt L un- 
der left. 

Barzillai Halsey, brand B. H. 

Jonathan Halsey, (eastward) slope over left, hole in same, 
half penny under right. 

Jeremiah Halsey, hollow crop on right, half penny over 
same and fore side the left, slope under left. 

Daniel Howell Esq, slope under each, half penny over left, 
bought of Joseph More. 

Jeremiah Post, crop on right, cropped L under left. 

Henry Cook, slope under riglit, half penn}^ over same. 

Isaac Sayre, half penny fore side of right, slit in end of same 
half penny under left. 

Samuel Peirson, Bridge Hampton, hollow crop on 1(>«, half 
penny under right, bought of Col David Peirson. 



records: town of Southampton. 311 

Page 429. Job Halsey, hollow crop on right, half penny 
under it, slope over left. 

Levi Howell Hildreth, crop and slit on left, slope over right, 
halfpenny under it. 

Wm Sandford, L under left, slit in right, bought of Isaac 
Howell. 

Daniel Halsey, (Bridge Hampton) slope under right, 2 half 
pennies fore side tlie left. 

Job Peirson, hollow crop on left, 2 half pennies under right 

David Topping, slope over right, hollow crop on left, half 
penny under same. 

Zebulon Fowler, square crop on each, bought of Nathan 
Foster. 

Stephen Goodale, hollow crop on right, square crop on left, 
half penny each side of same. 

Jonathan Halsey, (eastward) hole under right, slope over 
left, half penny under same. 

Lemuel Payne, cropt L under left, slit in right, bought of 
Wm Brown. 

Daniel Sayre, brand D. X. 

Page 430. Edward Stephens, square crop on left, had of 
Tho Stephens. 

Thomas Stephens, square crop on left, 2 slits in same, nick 
under same, bought of Edw Stephens. 1793. 

Chas White Halsey, fire brand C. W. 

Seth Squire, hollow crop on left, half penny under same. 

Elisha Conkling, L under left, half penny fore side right, 
slit in same. 

Daniel Foster, hollow crop on left, half penny fore side of 
each, bought of Stephen Reeves. 

Stephen Edwards, crop on each side of left, slit in right. 

Benj Hopping, L over each, half penny under left. 

Daniel Harris, brand D. O. H. 

John Strong Jr, L over right, slit in left, half penny over it. 

James Hand, slope under left, hole in right. 

Silas Pain, crop on each ear, slit in each crop, half penny 
over each, bought of Thomas Paine. 



312 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 431. Southampton April 4 1786. At a town meet- 
ing holden on said day by the Freeholders and Comonalty of 
said town to chuse town officers for ye year ensuing, the peo- 
ple being generally come together proceeded to their choice 
in presence of Daniel Howell John Hulburt Caleb Cooper & 
Elias Howell Justices, Silas Halsey chosen clerk of the town 
for the year ensuing, Abraham Fordham Jr Mathew Howell 
Thomas Gelston & Bradock Corey chosen constables for ye 
year ensuing, David Hedges Esq chosen Supervisor for ye 
year ensuing, Henry More chosen Collector for ye year ensu- 
ing and to have four pence three farthings per pound, Timo- 
thy Halsey David Howell Jonathan Rogers & David Hedges 
chosen Assessors for ye year ensuing, Silas Halsey & Abraham 
Rose chosen Supervisors of Intestate Estates for ye year ensu- 
ing, Hugh Gelston Abraham Rose Deacon Daniel Foster and 
Nathan Fordham Esq chosen overseers of the poor for ye year 
ensuing, David Halsey Caleb Cooper Esq David Howell Jere- 
miah Post Timothy Halsey Abraham Sayre Elias Howell Esq 
Abraham Fordham Jr Joshua Sayre Silas Halsey Thomas Jes- 
sup & Josiah Foster chosen Trustees for the year ensuing, 
Obadiah Rogers Silas Halsey & Jonathan Rogers chosen Com- 
missioners of highways for the year ensuing. 

It was then voted by majority of votes that the town be 
formed into six road Districts, viz. 1st Road District to extend 
from our west bounds to Tiana, 2nd from Tiana to ye water 
mill water, from thence northerly (taking in James Whites 
house) as far as the middle line, 3d from ye aforesaid mill wa- 
ter as far eastward as the road running from Samuel Howells 
house at ye Soutli end of Meacox, so througli said Road as it 
now runs to Sag-Harbor taking in the Inhabitants on the west 
side of said road to mend ye whole road as far as Doctor Roses 
house, 4th from ye aforesaid lane or road to East Hampton 
line the Sag Harbor road from Doctor Roses to ye middle line, 
5th from East hampton line west so far as to take in James 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 311 

& John Loper, & soutli to ye middle line, 6ih from James £ 
John Lopers west as far as Shenecock fence, and as far south 
as the half way rock. Josiah Foster chosen overseer of high- 
ways for ye first district, Isaac Post for ye second, David 
Haines for the 3d, Silvanus Peirson for ye 4th, John Fordham 
for ye 5th, David Rose for ye sixth. 

Voted that ye sum of eighty pounds be raised for ye support 
of ye poor 3^e year ensuing. 

Voted that ye ovei'seers of ye poor or any two of them to- 
gether with one Justice be impowered to bind out to appren- 
tice all such children whose parents they shall judge unable to 
maintain them. 

Voted that ye overseers of ye poor or any two of them to- 
gether with one Justice when they sliall see any idle persons 
who has no means of gaining an honest livelyhood, be impow- 
ered to take up such person & put him to labor, 

Josiah Howell Christoper Foster & Timothy Peirson chosen 
fence viewers for ye year ensuing. 

Voted that the assessors lay before ye next annual election 
for town officers an accompt of ye voters and where the bur- 
then of the tax lays. 

DANIEL HOWELL 
CALEB COOPER 
A true copy per JOHN HULBERT 

Silas Halsey Clerk. Justices. 



Page 432. [Abstract.] David Haines Foster sells to Jack- 
son Scott a peice of land lying with Christopher Luptons heirs 
is Jeffi-ys neck, 5 acres, bounded N by heirs of said Lupton, 
S by highway, E by highway that leads to Homses hill, W by 
Henry Hudson, S by highway. In exchange Jackson Scott 



ai4 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

gives 5 acres near the house of said David Haines Foster v^^ith- 
in the north sea line bounded W by Fish cove strait patii, S 
by the strait path, E by heirs of Job Hains, N by path that 
goeth to the Fish cove. April 26 1785. 

Wit SiLVAxus jENNrNGS Mehetable Howell 



Page 433. At a town meeting of the Freeholders and Com- 
onalty of the town of Southampton held this 9 day of Jan 
p 1 786 in consequence of a circular letter received, Respecting 
' Investing Congress with Full power to Regulate Trade. Da- 
vid Howell Moderator. 1st vote It is the oppinicn of this 
town that Congress be vested with full power to Regulate 
trade throughout the United States. Therefore, 2d vote Elias 
Howell Esq & Jesse Halsey Esq be apjiointed to meet the 
Committee at Moriches on Tuesday the 10th Instant to con- 
verce the matter. 

Per ISAAC POST Clerk. 



[Abstracts of earmarks.] Edward Stephens brand E. S. 
mark square crop on left, 2 slits in end of same, nick under 
same. 

Phillip Howell, 2 half pennies under right, slope over and 
under left, bought of Lewis Howell. 

Elias White, brand E. W. 

Page 434. At a town meeting held this 23 day of January 
A. D. 1787 by the freeholdors and Inhabitants of the town of 
Southampton in order to appoint a collector in the room of 
Henry Moore who refuses to serve. 

1st John Hulbert chosen moderator. 

2d Mathew Howell chosen Collector and to have only three 
pence three farthings on the pound. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 315 

3cl, Voted that tlie trustees appoint a man to commute and 
discharge the quit rent of this Town.* 

JOHN HULBURT 
DANIEL HOWELL 
ELIAS HOWELL 
A true copy of the original Justices. 

Per Silas Halsey Clerk. 

At a town meeting held tnis 6 day of Feb 17S7 by the 
Freeholders and Comonalty of the town of Soothampton in 
order to chuse a Collector in the room of Mathew Howell who 
Resigns. 

Hugh Gelston chosen moderator. Voted that Henry Cor- 
with be Collector in the room of Mathew Howell provided he 
give Bond with security agreeable to the act of the Legislature 
on the performance of which said Howells resignation is ac- 
cepted. 

JOHN HULBERT 
ELIAS HOWELL 
CALEB COOPER 
A true copy of the original per Justices. 

Silas Halsey (Herk. 



Southampton April 3d 17S7. At a town meeting holden 
on said day by the freeholders and comonalty of said town to 
chuse town officers for the year, the people being generally 
come together proceeded to their choice as folio weth in pres- 

* By the term of Gov. Dongan's Patent this tovm was to pay 40 shillings 
annually as a quit rent ; after the Revolution this was considered as due to 
the State of New-York, and by an act of Legislature, April 1, 17.^(1, it was or- 
dered that the quit rents should be paid into the ti-easury, but that all persons 
holding lands by patent and by quit rent, migdi commute the same by paying 
fourteen shilling for each shilling of quit rent. By this commutation disap- 
peared the last shadow of our Colonial form of Government. W. S. P. 



316 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

eiice of Elias Howell 3d and Nathan Fordham John Hulbert 
and Daniel Howell Justices of the peace, Silas Halsey chosen 
Clerk Jolni Bishop 3d Abram Fordham Jr Thomas Gelston 
and Bradock Cory chosen Constables, Silas Halsey chosen Su- 
pervisor, Silas Woolly chosen Collector at four pence farthing 
Page 435] per poimd, Hiigli Gelston Ebenezer White Esq 
Timothy Halsey Jr Nathan l^ordham Esq chosen Assessors, 
Abraham Rose & Silas Halsey chosen Supervisers of Intestate 
estates, Hugh Gelston Abraham Rose Nathan Fordham Es({ 
& Josiah Foster chosen overseers of the Poor, Silas Halsey 
Col David Peirson Elias Howell Esq Timothy Peirson Capt 
Abraham Sayre Jonathan Rogers Timothy Halsey Jr John 
Gelston Joshua Sayre Abraham Rose David Haines Foster & 
Capt EKas Howell chosen trustees, Elias Howell Esq Henry 
Peirson and Jolin Cooper chosen Commissioners of highways, 
Abraham Rose John White Jr & Capt Josiah Howell chosen 
fence viewers, John Howell 3d chosen overseer of the higli- 
ways for the first district, Abraham Fordiiam Jr for the 2d, 
Capt Elias Howell for ye 3d, Capt James White for ye fourth, 
John Gelston for the 5th, Lemuel Peirson for the 6th, Capt 
Stephen Howell for the 7th, Zebulon Jennings for the Stli. 
Also voted that one hundred and fifty pounds be raised for the 
support of the poor and other contsngent expenses of this 
town to be levied in adition to the sum of Eighty Pounds 
voted last year. Voted by majority of votes that the over- 
seers of the poor or any two of them together with one Justice 
of the Peace be impowered to bind out to apprentice all such 
children whose parents they shall judge are unable to main- 
tain them for the ensuing year. Voted that the overseers of 
the poor or any two of them together with one Justice of the 
Peace whenever they sliall see any idle persons who has no 
visible means of gaining an lionest livelyhood be impowered 
to take up such person and put him to labor. Voted by a 
majority of votes that the poundage of Creatures this year 



RECORDS: TO^\Ts" OF SOUTHAMPTON. 317 

slmll be Is for every horse, 9cl for every beast, 6tl for every 
hog, 3d for every sheep. 

ELIAS HOWELL 
NATHAN FORDHAM 
JOHN HULBERT 
DANIEL HOWELL 
The above is a true copy of the original examined and com- 
pared by Silas Halsey Clerk. 

Page 436. [Abstract.] Jolui Foster merchant sells to Jo 
siah Foster all the lands and buildings (now in his possession) 
which belonged to John Foster deceased, father of me the said 
John Foster and Josiah Foster, provided he leave lawful heirs 
otherwise only to said Josiah for his natural hfe. Feb 4 1765 

Page 437. [Abstracts of eaniiarks.] Samuel Hinds Rose, 
slope under left, halfpenny each side of right, 1787. 

Abraham Rose Jr, slope under right, half penn}' each side 
of left. 

Rufus Rose, slope under left, half peiniy over it and each 
side of right. 

Mathew Scott, half pemiy over right. 

Memucan White, L under right, nick under same. 

Jonathan Russell, crop & slit on right, slit in left, bought of 
Phineas Bower and recorded to his father Daniel Bower, 1788 

Page 438. Know all men by these presents tliat I John 
Albertson of the town of Soutliampton County of Suffolk and 
State of New York, by virtue of my right & title to the Little 
River at the Riverhead & to the land between the Rivers and 
all the land and meadow voted to Mr Wick & to one acre of 
land to set a house on as heir to John Parker, do hereby ut- 
terly refuse to full or dress any cloth for the town of South- 
ampton on the conditions of the Grants or any of them from 
the town of Southampton to John Parker aforesaid, and I do 



;318 RECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

liereby resign all my riglit as heir to tlje said Joliii Prrker to 
all the little River at ye Riverhead & land between the River 
& all the meadows & land voted to Mr Wick & to an acre of 
land to set a house on together with all lands meadows and 
waters that I now have or ever had, or were included in any 
of the aforesaid Grants from the town of Southampton to the 
aforesaid John Parker or to his heirs or assigns, I do hereby 
revoke annull disallow and forever make void, as witness my 
hand and seal this second day of May in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. 

JOHN ALBERTSON. 
Signed and sealed in presence of 

Silas Halsey [l. s.] 

James (last name illegible.) 

[Abstracts of earmarks.] Jonathan Halsey, crop on left, 2 
slits in same, L over right. 17S7. 
Theophilus Cook, brand T. C. 
Samuel Cook, brand S. X. 
David Rogers Jr, brand D. R. O. 

Page 399. [Abstract.] The trustees of Southampton sell 
to Richard Albertson 50 acres in Quogue Purchase and one 
hundred acres in Toppings purchase, bounded as follows, 50 
acres in Quogue Purchase bounded east by Quogue Road, W 
by line that divides Quogue and Toppings purchase, and to 
extend so far south from the Riverhead as to make 50 acre, 
and 100 acres in Toppings Purchase bounded east by Quogue 
perchase, W by Little River, N by five acres of land where 
John Albertsons house now stands and to extend as far South 
from said Albertsons five acres as to make one hundred acres 
square across, together with ten pole wide from the brock or 
little River eastward from the blank lot up to the Great Pond, 
excepting James Tannings mill and house, (the buildings only) 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 319 

with the privilege of water out of the Great Pond and our 
right in the httle River for the use of mills, not contradicting 
the agreement made with John Parker respecting fulling clotli 
with the privilege of daming and drowning land on Littie Riv- 
er, price 50=£ July 1st 17S2. 

ISAAC POST ABRAHAM ROSE 

JOHN SANDFORD DAVID COOK 
WM ROGERS DAVID HALSEY, 

DANIEL HEDGES Trustees 

Witnesses P. WiCKiiAJf James White. 



Page 440. [Abstract.] Abraham Rose manumits and 
makes free his slave George. March 8 1787. 

The overseers of Poor according to act passed April 12 1785 
certify that said slave is under 50 years of age and able to 
provide for himself. 

[Abstract earmarks.] Gideon Halsey, brand G. H. 

Ananias Cooper Jr, crop on right, half penny fore side the 
same, L under right. 

Page 441. The highway to the west side, westward of the 
water is five poles wide between said Jennings & Thomas 
Luptons land in Cow neck the antient accustomed road on to 
Cow neck by the Scollop pond is four rods wide from WiUiam 
Jennings plowing land westward of the Indian Hedge, said 
road is but two rods next to Haines meadow at said Indian 
Hedge and which road is measured and esteemed about one 
hundred poles from Jennings land to Luptons land aU along 
the south part of the Scollop pond. Southampton June 1731 
Witness JECKAMIAH SCOTT. 

This is an account of ye undivided land [of] Capt Scott, 
in Cow neck. North line is 38 poles poles, East line is 38 
poles. South line 37, is 9 acres land. 



320 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

John Hains's North line 37 poles, East line 12 poles, West 
line 38, South line 36, is 5 acres 100 pole of ground. 

Thomas Luptons North line 35, West 43, South 43, East 60 
is 12 acres 88 poles. 

The land of Samuel Jennings West hne 50 poles, North 
hne 24, East line 50 poles by estimation. South line 23 is 8 
acres 20 poles. 

The Great swamp on the south side of the neck by estima- 
tion is ten acres. 

Left. Jennings, North side 24 poles, West line 30, East line 
30 by estimation, S 24 by estimation, with an albwance for 
George Harris to hold his full breadth of land eastward of the 
west side water from the north part to the south, what it 
wants in upland to be made out in swamp according [to] for- 
mer agreement. 



An account of the town land upon Cow neck, Jeckamiah 
Scott y acres, John Haines 5 acres & 100 poles, Thomas Lup- 
ton 12 acres & 88 poles, William Jennings 4 acres 100 poles, 
Samuel Jennings 8 acres 20 poles, the Great swamp on the 
south end of Cow neck undivided, which is by estimation ten 
Page 442] acres of land, the way to west side westward of 
the water between Thomas Lupton and William Jennings is 
from Thomas Luptons fence live j^oles what the way now 
wants of five poles is to come out of William Jennings which 
he took out of Common and antient cart way. The antient 
and accustomed road going on to Cow neck at the south end 
of the Scollop pond is laid out from William Jennings his 
plowable land to Thomas Luptons fence westward about 100 
poles from William Jennings his Cow neck gate close, the 
road is four pole wide except against Haines his meadow, and 
there to be but two rods wide, we underwritten were chosen 
ye 26 May 1731 and did this above said work, at our discre- 



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RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 32 L 

tion with other vvoi'k of biyhig out laiiil ami finished our work 
the 23 of June 1731 as witues our hands 

JECKAIMIAH SCOTT 
JOHN HOWELL 
A true copy of tlie original examined per 

SILAS HALSEY Clerk. 



At a Town ]\[eeting held the 1st day of April Anno Doni 
17SS by the free holders and Conionalty of the town of South- 
ampton to chuse Town Officers for the insuing year, the peo-0 
pie being generally come together proceeded to their choice as 
lolloweth, Silas Plalsey chosen Town Clerk, Bradock Cory 
Thomas Gelston Capt Oliver Howell and Abraham Howell 
chosen Constables, Silas Halsey chosen Superviser, David 
Howell Jr chosen Collector at 4Jd per pound, Hugh Gelston 
Timotliy Peirson Capt Timothy HaLey Nathan Fordham Es([ 
chosen Assessors, Abraham Rose Hugh Gelston Nathan Ford- 
ham Esq and Josiah Foster chosen Overseers of the Poor, 
David Halsey Capt Abraham Sayre John White Jr Zebulon 
Halsey Nathan Reeve Caleb Cooper Esq Timothy Halsey Jr 
Jesse Halsey Esq Jonathan Rogers Daniel Howell Esq Capt 
Steplien Howell and Samuel Howell 3d chosen Trustees, Capt 
Zephaniah Rogers David Peirson Jr and William Halsey chos- 
en Commissioners of highways, John White Jr Jonathan Rog- 
ers and John Cooper chosen fence viewers, Mathew Howell 
chosen overseer of highways for the first District, Stephen 
Howell Jr do 2d, Capt Oliver Howell do 3d, Samuel Haines 
do 4th, Henry Corwith do 5th, Theophilus Peirson do 6th, 
(J'apt Samuel L'Hommediew do 7th, Deacon David Plains P^os- 
ter do Sth. 

Also voted that the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds 
be raised for the support of the poor and other contingent e.\- 
Page 443] penses of the town for this j^ear ensuing. 



322 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Also voted by majority of votes that tlie overseers of the 
poor for the year ensuing or any tvt^o of them together with 
one Justice of the Peace be impovvered to bind out to appren- 
tice all such children whose parents they shall judge are un- 
able to maintain them. 

Voted that the overseers of the poor for the year ensuing or 
any two of them together with one Justice of the peace when- 
ever they shall see any idle person or persons who has no vis- 
ible means of gaining an honest livelyhood be impovvered to 
take up such person or persons and put him her or them to 
labor. 

Voted by majority of votes that the poundage of Creatures 
for the year ensuing shall be Is for every horse, 9d for every 
beast or neat kine, 6d for every bog, 3d for every sheep. 

Also voted that Silas Halsey John Gelston and Timothy 
Halsey Jr be appointed to receive all marks and brands, and 
enter them in a book in alphabetical form and transcribe one 
book for each parish. 

JOHN HULBERT 
DANIEL HOWELL 
CALEB COOPER 

Justices. 
A true copy examined per 

Silas Halsey Clerk. 



[Abstract.] The Trustees exchange with Mr David Wood- 
ruff, he is to have the road between Lot 36 Little South Di- 
vision, and the land of said David Woodruff, and is to give 
land for a road through said lot 8 rods wide. This approved 
by the Commissioners. JVIarch 18 1788. 

Page 444. Sag Harbor 30th October 1787. Whereas 
there has some difierence arizen respecting the road which 
runs throu2;h the amendments of Sag Harbor little division in- 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 323 

to East Hampton Road, we the subscribers Coiniuissioners for 
the present year being ordered by the Trustees to ascertain 
and lay out a road through said amendments do agree that a 
road was hiid out between the amendments No 5 & No 6, ac- 
cordingly we have laid out a road of 2 poles wide* between 
said amendments. 

ELIAS HOWELL 3d 
HENRY PEHiSON 

Commissioners. 
A true copy examined and compared per 

8ILA8 HALSEY Clerk. 



An accoimt of the Excise as given out by us the .Subscrib- 
ers this 17th day of April 17S8. 

£ S 
liarnabas Reeves 2 10 Benjamen Jlunttiug 

John Howell 3d 2 10 Elias Pelletreau Jr 

Zebulon Howell 2 10 Jesse Halsey Esq 

Daniel Fordham 2 1-5 Zebulon Wick 

William Duvali Jr 2 15 Abraham Rose 

Uriah Rogers Es([ 2 5 Jonathan Russell 

Hugh Gelston Jr 2 5 Henry Moore 

Capt Nathan Post 2 James Jennings 

Capt Steplien Howell 2 5 Wakeman Foster 
John Germain 2 15 

=£43 10 
SILAS HALSEY URLVH ROGERS 

DANIEL HOWELL CALEB COOPER 
ELIAS HOWELL 3d JOHN HULBERT 
A true copy of the original Commissioners, 

examined & compared per 

Silas Halsey Clerk. 



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* This is the street at Sag-Harbor kuowu as Washington street. See notes 
to page 47(!, original. W. S. P, 



324 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 445. [Abstract.] There being a dispute between 
Deacon David Haines Foster* and Mr David Rose, both living 
at North sea, concerning a swamp at Cow neck they have 
chosen Daniel Howell David Halsey & John Gelston to decide 
the matter, who decide as follows, Deacon Foster is to have a 
part of said swamp beginning at a certain line or boundary on 
the west side of said swamp between said Foster and Mr Da- 
vid Howells land and runing east by a certain Lopped range 
or brush fence to the east side of the swamp, including all the 
swamp to the north of said line, and said David Rose is not 
entitled to any part of the swamp north of said line. April 
24 1788. 

[Abstracts of earmarks.] David Rose, slope over left, half 
penny under it, L under right. 1788. 

Paul Halsey Jr, half penny fore side each ear, bought of 
Elias Howell. 

James Sayre, slope over left, half penny each side of right, 
bought of Jeremiah Bower. 

Page 446. Samuel Scott, hole in right, 2 half pennies over 
leit. 

Abraham Sayre Jr, brand A. O. S. 17S9. 

Silvanus Howell, nick under each ear, half penny fore side 
of right. 

John Williamson, hole in each ear. 

William Culver, brand W. C. 1790, earmark hollow crop 
on left, slope fore side right, half penny under right, bought ot 
Zephaniah Rogers, (see page 271 original.) 

Jonathan Rogers, brand J. R. 8. 

James Jagger, crop on left, half penny each side of same, 2 
half pennies under right. 

Daniel Gibbs, hollow crop on riglit, half penny fore side 
same, crop & slit in left, bought of Moses Rose. 

* Deacon David Haines Foster lived just east of the homestead of Edwin 
Jennings, late of Daniel Jennings, deceased. W. S. P. 



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RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 325 

Job Hains, 2 half pennies over right, bought of Mathew 
Scott, see page 437. 

Stephen Foster, crop on each, halfpenny under each, bought 
of Nathan Reeves. 1796, 

Zephaniah Topping, L under right, slope over left. 

Page 447. At a meeting of the Froeholders & Inliabitants 
of the Town of Southampton this thirtieth day of December 
1788 being warned by the trustees to consult measures for 
the payment of the taxes of this town this present year. 
Noted that the Collector shall have 8d per pound for collecting 
the State Tax this year, provided this Town shall pay said 
tax in Public securities, othewise to have only what he agreed 
for at the last annual election. The Collector agreeing to said 
vote and promising to pay the money to any person appointed 
by the town or Trustees to receive the same as soon as col- 
lected. Voted that this meeting give the trustees full power 
and authority to purchase said notes or cirtificates to pay the 
State Tax of this town for this year, and to transact all the 
business relative thereunto at the Towns cost. 

Voted the monies which shall remain after paying the State 
Tax of this town this year, in said notes or certificates shall 
be kept in bank for to ease our state tax the next year. 

DAVID HOWELL 
CALEB COOPER 

Justices. 
A true copy examined and compared by 

SILAS HALSEY Clerk. 



[Abstract earmarks.] Samuel Cook, L under eaeh ear, 
half penny fore side left. 1789. 

David Sayre Jr, brand (a clover leaf.) 
Moses Culver, brand M. C. 



326 RECORDS : TOWTJ OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



Enoch Jagger, L uiider left, crop on right, hah' penny each 

ide right. 

Jonathan Jagger, L under left, croj) on right, 2 slits in right 



Page 448. At an election meeting held the seventh day of 
April 1789. By the freeholders & comonalty of the Town of 
Southampton, to chuse town officers for the year ensuing, j:)ro- 
ceeded to their choice as followeth, Silas Halsey Town Clerk, 
Abraham Howell Thomas Sayre Thomas Gelston & Bradock 
Cory Constables, Silas Halsey Superviser, Ezekiel Howell Col- 
lector at 9d per pound, Jonathan Rogers, Obadiah Rogers Esq, 
Capt Timothy Halsey, Timothy Peirson, Hugh Gelston & 
Abraham Rose Overseer of the Poor Abraham Post David Hal- 
sey Stephen Post Obadiah Rogers Esq Caleb Cooper David 
Rose Zebulon Halsey Jonathan Rogers Abraham Rose Hugh 
Gelston James White Deacon David Hedges Trustees, David 
Peirson Jr Vincent Rogers John Jessup John Cooper Joshua 
Budd John White Jr Capt Ehas Howell Jeremiah Post, John 
Pain Jr David Rose John Fordham James Jennings Charles 
Topping AVilliam White Jr Joel Sandford Henry Corwith Gid- 
eon Halsey Samuel Hains David Hains & Samuel Howell Jr 
fence viewers, Jeremiah Post Mathew Howell Col David Peir- 
son Commissioners of Highways, Edward Stephens Overseer 
of Highways for the first district, Stephen Post do for 2(], 
David Howell Jr do 3d, David Cook do 4th, Elias Halsey do 
do 5th, Henry Peirson do Gtli, John Fordham do 7th, Samuel 
Jennings do 8ih. 

Voted that the money in bank shall be paid to the overseers 
of the poor for the support of the poor of this town for tiie 
present year. 

Voted that the overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, or 
any two of them, together with one Justice of the Peace when 
ever they shall see any idle person or persons who has no vis- 
ible means of gaining an honest livelyhood be impowered to 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 327 

take up such person or persons and put him or her or them 
to labor. 

CALEB COOPER 
DANIEL HOWELL 
A true copy examined URIAH ROGERS 

and compared per OBADIAH ROGERS 

Silas Halsey Clerk. Justices. 



Page 449. [Abstract.] Isaac Sayre manumits his slave 
Peter. The Justices and overseers of poor certify that he is 
under 50 and able to provide for himself. 

[Abstract.] John White and John White Jr agree to di- 
vide the lot called the west lot which they bought of Thomas 
Stephens, in the following manner, John White has the west 
part, which is supposed to contain a few rods more than the 
east part, the line to run from tlie middle of the north line of 
the lot next to John Reeves lot, to the middle of the line next 
the street.* May 31 1790. 

Page 450. [Abstract earmarks.] James Jagger, L fore 
side right, nick each side of left. 1789. 

John White Jr, half penny under right. 

Ephraim White, half penny under each ear. 

Steplien Foster, son of Wm Foster, L lore side right, nick 
each side left, which he had of James Jagger. 

Wm Culver, brand W. C. 

Silas Halsey, crop on right, half penny under same, nick 
under left. 

Jeremiah Post, L over light. 

John Edwards Jr, L under each ear, bought of Tho Russell 

Stephen Howell Jr, son of John Howell, brand diamond 
with line each side, bought of Elias Howell. 1790. 

* The lot here mentioned is the west part of the homestead of Augustus 
Eeeves, formerly the homestead of Ephraim White. The lot has bought of 
• Thomas Stephens in 1 780. W. S. P. 



328 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJVIPTON. 

Betliuel Sandford, crop on riglit, hole iu each. 
Timothy Halsey, slope under right, halfpenny over each. 
Caleb Corwithe, cropt L on right, slope under left. 
Silvaniis Howell, crop on right, half penny fore side same, 
half penny under left, bought of Capt Ellias Howell. 

Page 451. Whereas the road through Mr Corwiths land 
which he bought of Arthur Howell and Maltby Gelston down 
Meacox leading to the Bay is become imjiassible complaint 
being made to us the Commissioners of the Town of South- 
ampton viz David Peirson and Jeremiah Post, we made an 
exchange of the said road in the manner and form following, 
Aiz, We the above said Commissioners do give Mr Corwithe 
the road in the lower part of land which was bought by Elisha 
Howell and Elias Cook in the year 1722, for which Mr Cor- 
withe gives us a two pole highway highway higher up, begin- 
ning at a certain stake near Mr Corwiths bars as you enter his 
neck, and is three poles from the line between Mr Cook and 
Mr Corwiths, from the said stake the road runs a course South 
12 degrees west 18 poles then runs south 17 degrees west 30 
poles, thence south 23 degrees west into the bay the courses 
are taken on the west side of said highway and the carts are 
to pass only in one place where the path now is, except to 
turn out in cases where teams meet, and free liberty to walk 
ride and drive, said Corwithe to keep good bars, and we the 
Commissioners on the one part and David Corwithe on the 
other part do by these presents ratify and confirm this agree- 
ment. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands. 
Sept 17 1789. 

DAVID CORWITHE 
James Halsey DAVID PEIRSON 

James White JEREMIAH POST 

A true copy of the original examined and compared per 

SILAS HALSEY Clerk. 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUrJIAMPTOX. 329 

[Abstracts earmarks.] Constant Havens Jr, slope unde.i 
right, slit in left, half penn}^ over left, 1790. 

Barsilla Halsey, slit in left, nick under same. 

John Pain Jr, crop on left, half penny over same, bonght of 
Memucan White, see page 437. 

Stephen Sayre, slit in left, halfpenny fore side right, which 
was his fathers. 

Austin Stewart, slope under right, 2 half pennies under left 
half penny fore side left, bought of Nathan Flint. 

Thomas Jones, hollow crop on right, nick under left, which 
mark was given to him by his father who ordered said mark 
to be recorded to his son Thomas Jones. 

Samuel Scott, 2 halfpennies over left, which was his fathers 

Jackson Scott, crop on right, 2 half pennies over left, half 
penny under left. 

John Williamson, brand J. 

Samuel Cooper, crop on left, L under each. 

William Jennings, square crop on left, hole through same, 
half penny over right, L under it. 1731. 



Page 453. [Abstract.] John White Jr and Ephraim 
White Jr hauing wood land at West neck divide as follows, 
we rdn a Hue east and west through said land which was John 
Whites on Georges Point. Ephraim White to have the north 
port of said point, also about 2 acres in the bottom of Wicks 
piece, also about one acre and one third in the middle of said 
neck, and John White Jr to have the south part of Georges 
Point, also 3 acres at the head of Jonahs cove also I acre at 
Georges spring. They have also Lot 13 at Rampasture and 
divide as follows, John White Jr to have the east part bound- 
ed N by highway, E by David Howell, S by bay, W by Epli 
raim White, and Ephraiiu White Jr to have the west part, 



330 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

bounded N by highway, E by John White Jr, S by bay, W 
by Abraham Sayre & Silas Woolly. Oct 7 17S9. 

Witnesses Silas Halsey Gilbert Halsey. 

Southampton August 30 1790. Complaint being made to 
us the Commissioners of Southampton concerning a road run- 
ning from the wading place to the beach that has been shut 
up by Capt William Rogers & Mr Jonathan Rogers we the 
said Commissioners have viewed the premises and heard all 
that could be said, and searched the Records and find that 
said road should be opened where it used to be improved and 
we likewise ordered said road should be opened, by us 

MATHEW HOWELL 
JEREMIAH POST 
A true copy DANID PEIRSON 

Silas Halsey Clerk. Commissioners. 



Page 454. We the owners of the swing gate lot No 17 in 
the Lower Division in Quogue Purchase lying in the Rampas- 
ture, do mutually agree to divide a cove of meadow at the 
west end of said lot in the following manner, viz, we run a 
line from a certain stake near the edge of the woods 3G poles 
westerly to the water of Tianah bay, Josiah Halsey has the 
south part which is 4G poles by said bay, 151 poles at the 
south end, Mary Lupton Thomas Cooper Esq Zebulon Howell 
Richard Howell Nathan Jagger Joshua Sayre John Fowler 
has the north part, which is 26 poles by the bay, 34 poles at 
the north end, 1777. The Division of the Marsli and swamp 
at Pougin Quogue. 

NATHAN JAGGER RICHARD HOWELL 
JOSHUA SAYRE MARY LUPTON 

CHARLES COOPER ISAIAH HALSEY 
A true copy Sii^s Halsey Clerk. 



ftK(^oitD.s: Towx OF sourirAAipro.v. 3:31 

[Abstracts earmarks.] ]\[athevv Howell Jr crop and slit on 
I'iglit, slope under left, which was his father's, David Howell. 
Natlian Cooper, brand N. C. 180:3. 
Thomas Overton, brand T. O. 
Fredrick Halliock has stray cattle in charge. 

Pagk 4o-5. At an election meeting held the sixth day of 
April A. D. 1790 by the freeholders and comonalty of the 
town of Southampton, to chtise town officers for the year en- 
suing proceeded to their choice as followeth, Silas Halsey 
Clerk, Abraham Howell Jr Thomas Sayre Thomas Gelston & 
Bradock Cory Constables, Silas Halsey Supervisor Abraham 
Rose Collector at Is per pound, Capt Abraham Sayre Jonathan 
Rogers Timothy Halsey Jr Capt Stephen Howell Assessors, 
Hugh Gelston & Abraham Rose overseers of poor, David Hal- 
sey Cai)t Abraham Sayre Samuel Cooper Uriah Rogers Esq 
Caleb Cooper Esq Silas Halsey Esq John Hulbert Esq David 
Hedges Esq Jonathan Rogers Daniel Howell Esq Elias Halsey 
& Obadiah Rogers Esq Trustees, David Peirson Jr Vincent 
Rogers John Jessup John Cooper Jonah Rogers John White 
Jr William Hallock Jeremiah Post David Rose James Jen- 
nings William White Jr Joel Sandford Gideon Halsey David 
Haines Jolni Pain Jr John Fordham Charles Topping Henry 
( 'orwitlie Samuel Haines Capt Samuel L'Hommediew Samuel 
Howell Jr Fence viewers, Jeremiah Post Mathew Howell Col 
David Peirson Commissioners of Highways, John Cooper over 
seer of liighways for 1st District, Stephen Post 2nd, David 
Howell Jr 3d, David Cook 4th, Elias Halsey 5th, Henry More 
6th, John Fordham 7th, David Rose Sth, Samuel Cooper & 
Henry Corwith Pound masters. 

Voted that the sum of one hundred pounds be raised by tax 
the present j^ear for the support of the poor and other contin- 
gent expences of this town. Also voted that the overseers of 
the poor for the year ensuing or any two of them together 



332 • KECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHHAMPTON. 

with one Justice of the Peace be impowered to bind out all 
such poor ciiildren whose parents they shall judge unable to 
maintain them. Voted that the overseers of the poor for the 
year insuing or any two of them together with one Justice of 
the Peace whenever they shall see any idle person or persons 
who has no visible means of gaining an honest livilihood be 
impowered to take up such person or persons and put them 
to labour. Also voted that the overseers of highways in each 
district call out no more men in one day to work in the high- 
way than he can oversee himself & in case he shall spend more 
days than the law requires for any one man to spend he shall 
be allowed three shillings for every day he shall spend more 
than his neighbors to be paid by the Town Clerk out of mon- 
evs appropriated for the support of highways. 

JOHN HULBERT DANIEL HOWELL 
URIAH ROGERS OBADIAII ROGERS 
CALEB COOPER Justices. 

A true copy Silas Halsey Clerk. 



Page 4-36. [Abstract.] Theophilus Howell sells to widow 
Phebe Sandford a piece of land called Calf neck with the 
buildings thereon, which my uncle Theophilus Hjvvell gave 
in his will, bounded E by Anthony Ludly,* S by bay, W by 
Nathaniel Rogers, N by highway, price 50fl<£ July 25 17S9. 
Wit Lemuel Peirson Willlam Peirsox 

Page 457. At a town meeting held the fifth day of April 
1791 by the Freeholders & Inhabitants of the town of South- 
iimpton to chuse town officers for the year ensuing, proceeded 
to their choice as followeth, William Herrick chosen Clerk, 
Jeremiah Rogers Jr Thomas Say re Thomas Gelston & Bradock 

* Corrupton of "Lndlnm." This may be oue step iu the chauge to the 
modern form, "Ludlow." W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. * 3:{3 

Cory Constables, Silas Halsey Esq Superviser, Thomas Cels- 
ton Collector of the town & dog rates at one sbilhng and nine 
pence per pound, Capt Timothy Halsey Obadiali Rogers Esq 
Timothy Peirson & Capt John Fordham Assessors, Hugh 
Gelston Esq and Jonathan Rogers Overseers of the Poor, Da- 
•vid Halsey Caleb Cooper Esq Obadiah Rogers Esq Capt Abra- 
liam Sayre Uriah Rogers Esq Capt Timothy Halsey Col David 
Peii'son Capt David Peirson Capt William Rogers Capt John 
Fordham David Cook & Jonathan Rogers Trustees, John 
Cooper Jeremiah Post & Elias Halsey Commissioners of High- 
ways. Voted that Abraham Post be overseer of highways for 
the first district, Stephen Post 2d, David Howell 3d, David 
Hains 4th, Caleb Howell 5th, Lemuel Peirson 6th, Silas Stew- 
ard 7th, Jonah Rogers 8th and David Rose 9th. David Peir- 
son Jr, Vincent Rogers John Jessup John Cooper John Rog- 
ers John White Jr William Halliock Jeremiah Post Davi<l 
Rose James Jennings Wilham White Jr Joel Sandford Gideon 
Halsey David Haines John Pain Jr John Fordham Charles 
Topping Henry Corwithe Samuel Haines Capt Samuel L'Hom 
medieu & Samuel Howell Jr fence viewers, Samuel Cooper 
& Henry Corwithe pound masters. Voted that tlie trustees 
have power to fence up any road which pass on to the beacn 
or certain meadows. Voted that there be a bounty of foin* 
shillings on every Fox taken between the twentieth day of 
March and the twentieth day of June following. Also voted 
that the said bounty be paid out of the Dog Rate. Voted 
tliat the Commissioners of Highways have power to regulate 
all fences wdiich may have been removed from the ancient line. 
Voted that all those persons who take Foxes and bring them 
in order [to] receive their bounty shall first carry them before 
the nearest magistrate being yet green and unstuffed, and shall 
satisfy the said magistrate that the said fox or foxes w^ere taken 
within the time afore limited, and the said magistrate shall cut 
off the tip of the nose of said fox and forward a certificate by 



334 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

the bearer of said fox to the Town Clerk that lie is satisfied in 
respect to the time when the fox was taken. Voted that tlie 
Trustees have power to examine & settle an acct which Mr 
Nathan Jagger has againat the town for boarding a boy. 
Voted that the sum of eighty j)ounds be raised by tax the 
present year for the support of the poor and other contingent 
expenses. [The same votes in relation to poor children and 
idle persons that was passed last year.] 

CALEB cooper' JOHN JIULBERT 
URIAH ROGEES OBADIAH ROGERS 
A tiue copy examined and compared per Justices. 

WILLIAM HERRICK Clerk. 

Also voted on said election that the seventh district include 
Sag Harbour and Hog Neck, & to extend as far south as what 
is called the old Farm, and as far west as Silas Edwards. 

Page 459. At an Election Meeting held the third day of 
April ]792 By the Freeholders & Comonalty of the town of 
Q Southampton to chuse town officers for the year ensuing, pro- 
ceeded to their choice in the following manner, William Her- 
rick was chosen Town Clerk, Jeremiah Rogers Jr Thomas 
Sayre Thomas Gelston & Bradock Cory Constables, Jonathan 
Rogers Esq Superviser, Silas Woolly Collector at one shilling 
per pound including the dog tax, Capt Timothy Halsey Oba- 
diah Rogers Esq Timothy Peirson & Capt John Fordham As- 
sessors, Hugh Gelston and Jonathan Rogers Overseers of the 
Poor, David Halsey James White Caleb Cooper Esq Jeremiah 
Post Uriah Rogers Esq Rufus Foster Jonathan Rogers Es([ 
David Haines Daniel Howell Esq Capt John Fordham Henry 
Corwithe & David Hedges Trustees, Josiah Foster William 
Halsey Rufus Foster Vincent Rogers William R. Haliock John 
Fanning John Fournier Stephen Raynor Ebenezer Howell 
Stephen Sayre Jeremiah Post William White Jr Joshua Hal- 
sey Lemuel Halsey Stephen Harris David Rose Joel Sandford 



RE(^ORDS: TOVV.V OF SOUrilAMPTOX. 33-> 

Steplien Rose Zebiilon Jeniiiiigs Samuel Haines Abraham 
Hose Simeon Halsey Silas Woodrnft' David Howell east Steph- 
en Cook Henry Corwithe Caleb Howell Capt David Peirson 
Silas White Charles Topping Timothy Peirson John Edwards 
Jr Daniel Udall Bradock Cory Constant Havens Phineas De- 
vall Lewis Rogers & Jonah Rogers Fence Viewers, Matliew 
Howell Jeremiah Post Capt David Peirson Capt John Ford- 
ham Commissioners of Highways, Capt Timothy Halsey Over- 
seer of Highways for the first Dist, Stephen Howell Jr 2d, 
Capt Zebulon Halsey 3d, David Cook 4th, Henry Corwithe 
5th, Lemuel Peirson 6th, Capt Stephen Howell 7th, Jonah 
Rogers 8th, David Rose 9th. Voted that the fence viewers' 
fees shall be at the rate of 4s per day if called out in the Fore- 
noon, to be paid for half a day if they serve but one hour, and 
the same if called out in the afternoon. John Cooper Samuel 
Cooper Henry Corwithe Poundmasters. Voted that the trus- 
tees have power to fence up all roads leading on to meadows 
or beach. Voted that the sum of one hundred pounds be 
raised by tax for the support of the poor and contingent charges 

[Same votes in regard to poor children and idle persons as 
last year.] 

Voted that Col Benjamen Huntting John Hulbert Esq Dan- 
iel Howell Esq Uriah Rogers Esq David Hedges Samuel 
L'Hommedieu Esq Caleb Cooper Esq Capt Stephen Howell 
Obadiah Rogers Esq Capt Timothy Halsey and Capt Josiah 
Howell be a committee to correspond with other towns in rec- 
commending Governor Clinton and Lieut Governor Cortlandt 
at the ensuing election. 

A'oted that tiiere bea Pound & Stocks at Sagg Harbour. 
JONATHAN ROGERS 
OBADIAH ROGERS 
CALEB COOPER 

A true copy compared and examined per Justices. 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



33G RECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 4G0. Sagg Harbor 4th May 1795. We the Com- 
missioners having viewed tlie highway betwixt the great Di- 
vision and the Twelve acres^ find it very ill convenient for a 
highway, having by the desire of Braddock Cory John Ed 
wards Jr Stephen Satterly and Dny Daily have given in en- 
change the said highway to the said men for a highway* two 
rods wide running through their land. The north side of said 
highway beginning at Southampton road and the southwest 
corner of John Edwards Jun lot running a straight course to 
the Southeast corner of Weg Clarks house, all the old high- 
way west of the road known by the name of Sagg path to 
Braddock Cory John Edwards Jr and Stephen Satterly, all 
east of said Sagg path to Duy Daily as far as his land now ex- 
tends. 

JEREIMIAH POST 
DAVID PEIRSON 

JOHN N. fordha:\[ 

Commissioners 



We the Commissioners by the desire of Nathan Fordham 
Noah Mason Henry ]\Ioore Hubbard Latham Elisebeth Hicks 
and Jonathan Weldon have laid out a highwayt from tlie 
Meeting House to the road by the house of widow Elizabeth 
Hicks through the land of the above named persons which 

* This is now the street in Sag-Harbor known as Union street. The old 
highway mentioned as the boundary between the Gi'eat North Division and 
the twelve acre division, began at the present coi'ner of Union and Division 
streets, and run along the north side of the burying ground, and so on by the 
house now owned by Jeffry Fordham, on the south side of Jefferson street, 
and entered Main street on the north side of the house of John S. Fordham. 
Wey Clark lived on the lot now occupied by the Roman Catholic church and 
parsonage. 

t This is the highway at Sag-Harbor known as Church street. The meet- 
ing house stood on the present site of the Episcopal church. Widow Eliza- 
beth Hicls' house stood on the corner of what is now Church and Washing- 
ton streets, on the west side oP the former, and nearly opposite the boiler 
house of the Montauk Steam Mills. W. S. P. 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 337 

tliey give to the Commissioners for a Commissioners Highway 
the west side and south end of said highway beginning sixteen 
and a half feet west from the northwest corner of the meeting 
house runing a straight course to the northeast corner of the 
widow Hicks'es to the road, two rods wide. 

NATHAN FORDHAM HUBBARD LATHAM 
JONATHAN WELDON JOHN FORDHAM 
DAVID PEIRSON HENRY MOORE 

NOAH MASON • ELISEBETH HICKS 

JEREMIAH POST. 
A true copy from the original compared and examined per 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 461. Election meeting held the second day of April, 
1793 by the Freeholders & Comonalty of the town of South- 
ampton to chuse town officers for the ensuing year. Voted 
as folio weth, AVilliam Herrick Town Clerk, Jeremiah Rogers 
Jr Thomas Gelston & Bradock Cory Constables, Jonathan 
Rogers Supervisor, Jonah TarbeU Collector at one shilling per 
pound, Capt Timothy Halsey Obadiah Rogers Esq Jonathan 
Rogers Esq and Capt John Fordham Assessors, Hugh Gelston 
Est Jonathan Rogers Esq Overseers of the poor, John Cooper 
David Halsey Capt Abraham Sayre Caleb Cooper Esq Oba- 
diah Rogers Esq David Rose David Cook Henry Corwithe 
David Hedges Jonathan Rogers Capt John Fordham PhilHp 
Howell Trustees. 

Fence viewers are the same who stood last year, recorded in 
page 459, John Cooper Jeremiah Post Henry Peirson Esq 
Commissioner of Highways ; Jonathan Halsey 1st District, 
Capt Abraham Sayre 2d, Obadiah Rogers 3d, Silvanus Halsey 
4th, Henry Corwithe 5th, Capt David Peirson 6th, Capt 
Stephen Howell 7th, Jonah Rogers Sth, David Rose 9th Dist. 
Overseers of higlnvays John Cooper Samuel Cooper Henry 



338 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Corwithe & Samuel L'Hommedieu Esq pound masters. Voted 
that one hundred and forty pounds be raised for the support 
of the poor and contingent charges. Voted that the overseers 
of the poor together with a Justice bind out children who aie 
not able to take care of themselves and also to put vagrant 
persons to labor. Voted that the trustees act their discretion 
in regard to granting a parsonage to Sag Harbor, Caleb Cooper 
Henry Peirson Obadiah Rogers Jonathan Rogers Uriah Rogers 
Saml L'Hommedieu Justices. A true copy examined & com- 
pared per 

WILLIAM HERRICK Clerk. 

The trustees are empowered to regulate Inoculation for tlie 
Small Pox. 

Per WM HERBICK Clerk. 



John Hains, ear mark, square crop on left, half penny each 
side of same, half penny over right. Fire brand I O H which 
was his fathers. 1795. 

Page 462. Whereas the Trustees of Southampton on the 
third day of December in the year 1782 did grant unto Nathan 
Fordham and Ebenezer White Esqrs and Deacon David Hed- 
ges the pond called Otter pond lying near Sagg Harbour with 
all the privileges of said Pond & likewise the privileges to dig 
across the road to have said pond to communicate with the 
salt water, in order to make a Fish Pond, together with the 
privileges of the brook that may run from said pond, so that 
the fish may not be hindered from coming in, to them their 
heirs and assigns forever, provided always that they do and 
shall well and truly make & maintain a good & sufficient 
bridge across said brook at least twelve feet wide wdth a rail 
on each side of the same suitable for all sorts of carriages to 
pass over on, and whereas the proprietors of said pond did on 
the eighteenth day of February in the year one thousand seven 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 339 

hundred & ninety th'"ee, petition to the trustees that the above 
said grant with the privileges of the pond should be trans- 
ferred to John Jamiain with the privilege to set mills on the 
stream. Voted that the same above said grant for the Otter 
Pond together with the privileges belonging to the same with 
liberty to put mills on the stream be transferred to John Jar- 
main his heirs and assigns forever, provided always that he do 
and shall well and truly make and maintain a good sufficient 
bridge over said brook sixteen feet wide, with a rail on each 
side of the same & boarded up to said rail, suitable for all sorts 
of carriages to pass over, and further that he the said John 
Jermain have liberty to dig across the road that leads from 
Sagg to Sag Harbour & across the road in order to let the wa- 
ters of Crooked pond & Little Long Pond into said pond pro- 
vided always that he do and shall well & truly make & main- 
tain good & sufficient bridges across said brooks for all sorts 
of carriages to pass over on. 

HENRY CORWITHEE JONATHAN ROGERS 
JOHN N. FORDHAM RUFUS FOSTER 
DAVID HEDGES DANIEL HOWELL 

URIAH ROGERS JAMES WHITE 

DAVID HAINS JEREMIAH POST 

DAVID HALSEY 

Per CALEB COOPER Clerk. 
A true copy compared and examined per 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 463. [Abstract.] Esther Thorn of Oysterbay, wid- 
ow of William Thorn appoints Obadiah Wright her attorney 
to collect debts &c. May 5 1793. 

Witness Timothy Avery Samuel Gage. 

Page 464. [Abstract] Caleb Sayre, brand C. S. 1793. 



340 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Abraham Post, brand O. P. 

Daniel Pain, earmark, crop slit in right, L over left. 

Stephen Talraage, L over right, nick under same, slit in 
left, brand S. T. A. 

Jesse Halsey Jr, hole slit under right, half penny over left, 
slit in same. 

Hezekiah Sandford, L under left, slope under right, half 
penny over same, which was his fathers, (see page 2-3-i.) 

George Sandford, slope under each, half penny over each. 

Stephen Foster, son of William, brand S. F. 

Aaron Drake, crop on left, half penny over each. 

John Fanning Jr, crop on each, nick over each. 

Zebulon Jennings, crop on left, half penny each side same, 
which was David H. Foster's mark. 

Page 465. Joshua Halsey, crop on left, half penny over 
same, L under right, which he had of Nathan Foster. 

Nathan Foster, nick under right, L under left, which he 
had of Joshua Halsey. 

James Jennings, crop on right, hole in left, bought of Jonah 
Howell. 

Nathaniel Jagger Jr, hollow crop on left, half penny under 
same and over right, which was his grand fathers John Jagger 

Jonathan Jagger, half jjenny each side of right, bought of 
Nathaniel Howell. 

Abraham Cory, slope fore side each, hole in right. 

James Halsey Jr, slope under right, half penny over left, 
slit in same, brand I. H. 2. 

Josiah Goodale, brand I. G. 

Zophar Howell, brand Z. H. 

Fredrick Loper, brand F. L. 

Jonathan Howell, brand I. P. 

Jesse Woodruff, brand J. W. 

Mathew Cooper, square crop on right, half penny under 
left, bought of Samuel Cooper. 

Page 4GG. At an election meeting held in Sonthamptou on 



records: town of socrrnAMPTON. 34 L 

the first da}- of April auiio 1794 by the Freeholders & Comon- 
alty of said town, in order to elect town officers for the year 
ensinng, the following persons were chosen, viz, William Her- 
rick Cleik, Jeremiah Rogers Jr 8tei)hen Howell Jr Thomas 
Gelston Bradock Cory Constables, Jonathan Rogers Esq Su- 
pervisor, Silas Wooley Collector at IsJ^d on the pound, 
Matliew Howell Hugh Gelston Jonathan Rogers Esq Samuel 
L'Hommedieu Assessors, Hugh Gelston & Jonathan Rogers 
Esq Overseers of the Poor, Josiah Howell Caleb Cooper Esq 
David Halsey Jeremiah Post Stephen Sayre Gideon Halsey 
Jonathan Rogers David Hedges Simeon Halsey Lemuel Peir- 
son Samuel Howell et Capt John Fordham Trustees. The 
same persons are appointed fence viewers who were chosen in 
the year 1792 record iu page 459, Henry Peirsori Esq Jere- 
miah Post Hugh Raynor Commissioners of Highways Mathew 
Howell overseer of the highways for the first district, Stephen 
Howell 2d, David Howell Jun 3d, Silvanus Halsey 4th, Henry 
Corwithe 5th, James Sayre 6th, Capt Stephen Howell 7th, 
Jonah Rogers 8th, Daniel Halsey 9th, & Josiah Albertson for 
the tenth district which is a new district, & to extend from the 
Riverhead to the slough at Canoe place on the Riverhead road 
and from the Slough to Tiana on the other road, John Cooper 
Samuel Cooper Henry Corwithee & Samuel L'Hommedieu 
Pound masters. One hundred and fifty pounds to be raised 
lor the support of the j^oor. Col Benjamen Huntting & Jon- 
athan Rogers Esq appointed to meet delegates from the other 
towns in the County in order to consult on matters relative to 
proper persons for Senators and Assembly, and to hold up 
John Gelston for a Representative in the Assembly and David 
Gelston Esq & Thomas Thomas Esq for Senators. 
Present CALEB COOPER 
URIAH ROGERS 
JONATHAN ROGERS 
The above is a true copj^ from the original per Justices. 

WM HERRIOK Clerk. 



342 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

[Abstract.] Josiali Phillips, earmark, half penny each side 
right ear, bought of Jonathan Jagger, see page 465. 

Page 467. March 29 1794. We Jeremiah Post & Henry 
Peirson being duly elected Commissioners for the time being, 
being called to take a view of the highway near Joseph Gold- 
smiths, through the land of Jonathan Conkling, on taking a 
view of the premises do adjudge that for the benefit of the 
public that it is expedient to exchange the highway formerly 
laid out over the old mill dam for that part of said land be- 
longing to the said Jonathan Conkling which lieth southerly 
from the southwest corner of Stephen Fosters lot to a certain 
stake set by said commissioners on th^ middle of small dam of 
the mill pond which is about two rods from the southwest 
corner of Daniel Sand ford's land, this line running into the 
swamp, we therefore proceeded to exchange with said Jona- 
than Conkling as follows, (viz) we give him the road formerly 
laid out over the mill dam for that part of his land which lie 
eth southerly of the line which runs from the southwest cor- 
ner of Stephen Fosters lot to the stake set on the middle dam 
of the mill pond or the swamp which is about two rods from 
the southwest corner of Daniel Sandfords land for the land 
that belongs to the said Jonathan Conkling lying southerly of 
said line, which was agreed to by said Commissioners & said 
Jonathan Conkling. 

The above is a true copy HEN PEIRSON 
ofthe original as exam- JEREMIAH POST 
ined by JONATHAN CONKLING 

Wm Herrick Clerk. Commissioners, 

Sagg Harbor March 24th 1794. Jeremiah Post & Henry 
Peirson Commissioners for the time being laid out a road* be 

♦ This is the continuation of Church street. The house of Henry P. Deer 
ing stood on the site of the residence of late Josiah Douglass, Esq., on north 
side of Union street, corner of Church street, east side. W. S. P. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 343 

ginning at a certain stake twenty feet from the southwest cor- 
ner of Henry P. Derring's house and running straight to the 
south east corner of the meeting house for the east Hue of said 
road whicli is three rods wide at the road by Henry P. Derr- 
ing's house and running straight to the southwest corner of 
the meeting house. Likewise laid out a road two rods wide 
on the east end of the Meeting House running two rods by 
said house to the northward, then a road two rods wide on 
the north side of said meeting house, running two rods by the 
westward of said house, and then a road two rods wide on the 
w^est end of said house. Said road is through the land of 
Stephen Crowell for which by agreement we gave him six feet 
on the front of his lot by his house on the road from Sagg 
?Iarbor to Sagg, and through the land of Capt Ephraim Ford- 
ham for which by agreement we allowed him sixteen shil 
lings for his damage, and through the 14th and 15th lots 
which were given. 

HP]NRY PEIRSON 
JERE]\[IAH POST 
A true copy from the original per Commissioners. 

Wm Herrick Clerk. 



Page 4GS. [Abstract.] Zebulon Wick and Lemuel Wick 
divide the real estate left to them equally by their father Job 
Wick as follows, Lemuel is to have the house and the west 
side of the home lot, as it is fenced off, and the close at Cap- 
tain's neck, and is to give Zebulon 60 pounds, also he is to have 
the equal half of the wood close on the north side, and his part 
of the wood land as follows, he is to have 80 rods long at the 
south end measuring on the west line, and running square 
across, and 86 poles at north end measuring on same line. 
Zebulon is to have the east side of home lot and that piece of 
land at south end of his lot that joins to Captains neck lane, 



344 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

and the south half of wood close, and the piece of wood land 
between his brother Lemuel's two pieces, and is 166 rods 
long. Dated Oct 3 1770.* 

Wit Zeb Cooper Stephen Rogers. 

Page 469. [Abstract.] John Post and James Post gives 
to Josiah Foster one 50 in lot 20 in Pine neck, in exchange 
Josiah Foster gives one 50 in lot 21. May 14 1794. 

Wit James Post Jr Abigail Post. 

[Abstract.] Daniel Cook and Josiah Foster divide a lot, 
(locality not mentioned). Mr Cook has the two westward 50s 
and Mr Foster the east 50. May 22 1770. Surveyed by Is- 
rael Youngs. 

Page 470. At an election meeting held the seventh day of 
April 1795 by the freeholders and Comonalty of the town of 
Southampton to chuse town officers for the year ensuing, pro- 
ceeded as followeth. Voted Wm Herrick Town Clerk, Jere- 
miah Rogers Jr Ehas Jones Thomas Gelston Bradock Cory 
Constables, David Hedges Supervisor, Capt David Peirson 
Collector at 9f per £, Capt Josiah Howell Obadiah Rogers 
Esq Jonathan Rogers Esq Capt Stephen Howell Assessors, 
Jonathan Rogers Esq Hugh Gelston Overseers of Poor, Math- 
ew Howell Caleb Cooper Esq Maj James White Silas Woolly 
Jonathan Rogers Esq Henry Peirson Esq Silvanus Halsey 
Timothy Peirson David Hedges James Mitchell Obadiah Rog 
ers Esq David Halsey Trustees, Josiah Foster William Halsey 
Rufus Foster Vincent Rogers Adonijah Raynor John Fanning 
John Fournier Stephen Raynor Ebenezer Howell Stephen 

The home lot mentioned is the one on Hill street, now belonging to the 
heirs of Wm. Wtck. The *' wood close " is part of the farm of Bartlet Rob- 
inson, at Tuckahoe. The wood-land is on the west side of lot 50 in Great 
South Division. Lemuel Wick sold his south lot in 1770 to Capt. Elias Pelle- 
treau, who left it to his son John, who by will left it to his son Nathaniel 
from whose heirs it was purchased and is now owned by Capt. Daniel Jagger. 

W. S. P. 



records: town of sournAMPTON. 345 

Sayre Jeremiah Post William White Jr Joshua Halsey Lem- 
uel Halsey Stephen Harris David Rose Joel Sandford Stephen 
Rose Zebulon Jennings Annanias Cooper Jr Abraham Rose 
Simeon Halsey Silas Woodruff Stephen Cook Henry Cor- 
withe Caleb Howell Capt David Peirson Silas White Peter 
Hildreth Timothy Peirson John Edwards Jr Daniel Udall 
Bradock Cory Constant Havens Phineas Devall Lewis Rogers 
Daniel Sherry Jeremiah Rogers Fence viewers, Jeremiah Post 
Henry Peirson Mathew Howell Commissioners of highways, 
Josiah Foster 1st, Stephen Sayre 2 & 3, Abraham Rose 4, 
Nathan Post 5, David Peirson 6, Henry P. Derring 7, Lewis 
Rogers S, David Rose 9, Josiah Albertson 10, the above over- 
seers of highways for the districts affixed. John Cooper Sam- 
uel Cooper Henry Corwithe Samuel L'Hommedieu pound 
masters. Sum to be raised for the support of the poor and 
contingent charges is one hundred & eighty pounds. Voted 
that the Collector shall cause .all the rates to be collected which 
are in his hands by time set by law. Voted that the Over j 
seers of the tenth district be impowered to call on the Com- 
missioners of the roads for so much help as they shall think 
proper to appoint from the district adjoining or nearest which 
will enable them to clear the roads from brush &c. 
Present CALEB COOPER HENRY PEIRSON 

JOHN HULBERT JONATHAN ROGERS 

SAME L'HOMMEDIEU URIAH ROGERS 
OBADIAH ROGERS. 
A true copy of the original per 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 471-2. [Abstract.] SiJas Topping and wife Pru- 
dence' owing Mary Topping 50c£ to secure same, mortgage 3 
acres at Scuttle hole, bounded N & W by highways, E by 
Daniel Halsey. Jan 15 1795. 



346 RECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 473. [Abstract.] Lemuel Peirson sells to John Hor- 
ton 1^ 50 in lot 38 Last Division Topping's Purchase. Dec 
11 1795. 

Wit Wm & Elizibeth Peirson. 

[Abstract.] David Sandford sells to David Sweezy 60 acres 
at Westhampton bounded N by country road, E by John Hor- 
ton, S by highway, W by Williams Phillips, price .£70. 
March 3d 1795. 

Page 474. Suffolk County. Pursuant to application from 
Jeremiah Post and Henry Peirson being a majority of the 
Commissioners of the Highways for the town of Southampton 
in the County aforesaid to us, we issued warrants to the Sher- 
iff* of Suffolk County to summon twelve freeholders to appear 
at the house of Hugh Gelston Jr in the township of South- 
ampton & County aforesaid to determine the true value & ap- 
praise the damages to John Cook of Southampton aforesaid, 
of a certain piece of land laid out by said commissioners for 
a public highway oft' the land of the said John Cook at a 
place commonly called Kelly's pond, in the township of South 
ampton aforesaid, lying on the south side of said pond and on 
the east side of a lane running to said pond, being four rods 
wide at said pond and running thirteen rods up said lane to a 
point, containing twenty six poles of ground. The said jurors 
appearing and being duly sworn to determine the true value 
& appraise the damage to the said John Cook, and tlie said 
jurors having viewed the premises &c return their verdict that 
the value of said land & the damage to the said John Cook is 
four pounds six shillings. 

Given under our hands this 16th day of October 1795. 
ABRAHAM MILLER 
EBENEZER SAGE 

Justices. 

Cost of the above court and jury is three pounds sixteen 
shillings. 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 3J7 

We the subscribers Commissioners of highways for the town 
of Southamj)ton, being called upon by David Howell James 
White and otliers to take a view and to lay out a highway 
across the land of Nathan Fordham Esq, accordingly upon a 
view of the premises, we deeming it necessary & convenient 
jiroceeded to lay out a highway through said land, beginning 
at a certain black oak tree standing by the highway that leads 
from Sagg Harbor to Mecox and running from said tree straight 
to a stake set by the side of the swamp thence across said 
swamp to a small black oak tree in the highway that leads 
from Sagg Harbor to Northside the above marks being the 
southeasterly line of the highway which is to be three rods 
wide from the above said line, and as a compensation for the 
land above laid out into a highway and the damages it is mu 
tually agreed upon by the said Commissioners & Nathan Ford- 
ham Esq that the town shall give him the highway that leads 
from Meacox Sagg Harbor road to the north side, from the said 
i\Ieacox Sag Harbor road to where the road laid out joins the 
said Northside road being about sixty rods, and also ten pounds 
n money. Done June 13 1795. 

HENRY PEIRSON 
JEREMIAH POST 

Commissioners. 



Page 475. [Abstract.] Earmarks, 179G. 

David Harris, crop on left, half penny each side of same, L 
under right. 

Mathew Scott, 2 half pennies fore side of left, slope fore side 
of right, hole in each. 

Elijah Brown, hollow crop on right, 2 half pennies under 
left. 

John Bishop 3d, half penny over right, bought of John Post. 

Isaac Hildreth, crop on right, slope under same. 



348 RECORDS : town of SOUTHAMPTON. 

Daniel Woodruff, 2 half pennies fore side riglit, slope under 
left. Fire brand D. W. 

Page 476. [Abstract.] Jonathan Sizer of New London 
and wife Mary sell to Job Wallace a house and lot* at Sagg 
Harbor being the west part of Amendment No 6 bounded N 
by East Hampton road, S by land of Wm Parker, E as far as 
Wm Parkers land extends, W by highway, price .£105. Jan 
22 1796. 

Witness MARY GARDINER 

JEREMIAH G. BRAINERD. 



, Page 477. Election meeting held the 5th of April 1796. 
To chuse town officers for the year ensuing was voted as fol- 
loweth, William Herrick Clerk, James Raynor Zephaniah 
Rogers Lemuel Paine Bradock Cory Jonathan Conkling Cons- 
tables, David Hedges Esq Supervisor, Elias Woodruff' Collec- 
tor at 5f d on the pound, Capt Josiah Howell Silas Woolly 
Jonathan Rogers Esq Capt John N Fordham Assessors, Hugh 
Gelston Esq Jonathan Rogers Esq Overseer of Poor, Josiah 
Foster David Halsey Uriah Rogers Esq Caleb Cooper Esq 
Capt Abraham Sayre David Rose David Hedges Esq Capt 
David Peirson Esq Capt Nathan Post Jonathan Rogers Esq 
Abraham Rose Capt John N Fordham Trustees, Fence view 
ers same as last year recorded in this book. 

Page 470. John Cooper Jeremiah Post Henry Peirson Esq 
Commissioners of highways, Rufus Foster 1st, Stephen Sayre 
2-3, Simeon Halsey 4 (to include slough at Canoe place) Hen- 
ry Corwithe 5, Lieut William Peirson 6, Samuel L'Homme- 
dieu Ij Lewis Rogers 8, David Rose 9, Samuel Hildreth 10, 
Overseers of highways John Cooper Samuel Cooper, Doer Jer- 

* This is the lot now occupied by Dodson's market, in Sag-Harbor, corner 
of Main and Washington streets, south side. In 1804 it was sold by Sally 
Wallace to Nathan Sayre ; it was bounded east by Church St. W. S. P. 



records: town of SOUTHAMPTON. 349 

emiah Hedges, Henry Corwithe pound masters, Rufus Foster 
William Herrick David Hedges Esq Henry P. Derring Esq 
Commissioners of Schools. <£200 for the support of the poor 
& contingent charges. Voted that the bridge by Goldsmith's 
be repaired. Voted that the hogs be taken off" the common. 
Voted that the trustees do everything in their power by mak- 
ing laws to prevent the oysters being taken away. 
The above is a true copy of the original per 

WILLIAM HERRICK. 



Page 478. [Abstract.] Moses Culver sells to Jonathan 
Cook f of a commonage throughout Southampton, price ,£6. 
March 9 17 96. 

Wit Jonathan Cook Jr Richard Cook. 

Page 479. [Abstract of earmarks.] 

RusseU Edwards, L under each ear, hole in riglit, bought 
of Cornelius Russell, see page 242. 

Mathew Howell, slope over left and under right, which was 
his father's. 

Jeremiah Jagger 3d, hollow crop on left, half penny each 
side of right, which was his grandfather's, Nathan Jagger. 

Mathew Howell, brand a heart, which he bought of Phineas 
Howell. 

Wm Rowley, L under right, halfpenny over each, bought 
of Phineas Howell, brand C. C, which was Charles Cooper's, 
deceased. 

Francis Bishop, hollow crop on right, half penny over left 
which was his grandfather's, John Bishop. 

John Reeves Jr, slit in right, half penny under same, square 
crop on left, two slits in same. 

Rufus Foster, L under right, crop & slope under left. 

Jacob Halsey, hollow crop on right, halfpenny under it, 
slope over left, which was his brother Job Halseys, page 429. 



350 RECORDS : Tovrs of Southampton. 

Benjamin Sandford; 2 halfpennies nnder right, one under 
left, slit in left. 

Aaron Drake, crop on left, halfpenny over each, slit in crop, 
bought of Stephen Reeves. 

Page 480. Peter John, (alias Fourth neck Peter,) crop on 
right, half penny each side of same, slope over left. 

Moses Phillips, brand M. P. 

John Green, crop on right, L under same, bouglit of Joseph 
Post. 

David Sayre of town, L over right, bought of Joseph Post. 

Samuel Cook, slope under each, hole in right. 

Jesse Rogers, slope over right, halfpenny under left, which 
was his father's, Joseph Rogers deceased. 

James Jagger, crop on left, half penny under it, slit in right 

Benj Sandford, brand B. S. X. 

Theophilus Cook, slope under left which was Daniel Hedges 

James Fanning 3d, crop on left, nick under right. 

Charles Stephens, square crop on left, slit in same, which 
was his father's, Jesse Culver, see page 119. 

Page 481. Election meeting held tlie 4tli day of April 
1797 to chuse town officers for the ensuing year, the freehold- 
ers and comonalty voted as follow^s, William Herrick Town 
Clerk, Jesse Reeves Lemuel Payne Jonathan Conkling Brad- 
dock Cory Hampton Howell Constables, David Hedges Super 
viser, Capt David Peirson Collector 5|d per pound, William 
Halsey Obadiah Rogers Esq Jonathan Rogers Esq John N. 
Fordham Assessors, Hugh Gelston Jonathan Rogers Esq 
Overseers of Poor, Rufus Foster Caleb Cooper Esq John White 
Jeremiah Post Col Benj Huntting Capt Abraham Sayre Jona- 
than Rogers Esq Capt Silvanus Halsey Abraham Rose Hugh 
Gelston Jus Capt David Peirson Henry P. Dering Trustees, 
David Rose Stephen Sayre Abraham Rose Henry P. Dering 
Josiah Foster Henry Corwithee Braddock Cory Jeremiah Post 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 35 1 

Adonijali Raynor Capt David Peirson Joshua Halsey Stephen 
Rose Ananias Cooper Simeon Halsey Lewis Rogers Gilbert 
Bud William White Jr Stephen Harris John Fanning Zeb 
Jennings Silas White Ellis Squires Caleb Howell Ensign Nick- 
eson Phineas Devall Price Howell James Sayre Ebenezer 
Howell Caleb Halsey Stephen Cook David Howell Abraham 
Pest fence viewers, Josiah Foster 1, Stephen Sayre 2-3, Sim- 
eon Halsey 4, David Howell 5, David Topping 6, Braddock 
Cory 7, Lewis Rogers 8, Stephen Harris 9, Elhs Squires 10, 
Overseers of Highways, John Coo[)er Samuel Cooper Henry 
Corwithe Doct Jeremiah Hedges pound masters, Rufus Fos- 
ter William Herrick David Hedges Henry P. Dering Commis- 
sioners of Schools. 

Voted 320^ be raised for support of poor & contingent 
charges. Caleb Cooper Obadiah Rogers Henry Peirson Uriah 
Rogers Jonathan Rogers John Hulbert Samuel L'Hommedieu 
Justices present. 

A true copy 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 482. Southamton Ajiril 10 1797 We the subscrib- 
ers Commissioners of Higiiways for the present year being 
called upon to take a view of and ascertain the road leading 
across the wading place on to Hog neck beach, have proceeded 
to stake out said highway agreeable to the return of the Com- 
missioners in the year 1774 viz, beginning seventy one rods 
east of Weckatuck spring or creek, and at the shore by where 
the cedar tree formerly stood, as near as we could ascertain, 
the said highway is thirteen & a half rods wide from the north 
side road to the said wading place, wee the said Commission- 
ers being called upon by Henry P. Dering to take a view of 
and after the road that leads across from Sagg road to East 
PLampton line between the Great Division & the twelve acre 



352 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

division, we fixed a stake two rods & ten feet from the South- 
east corner of Duy Daileys lot, which ten ft Jolni N. Fordham 
save off of a lot on the south side of the said road which he 
bought of Duy Dailey, running straight to the northwest cor- 
ner of said lot where the road is two rods wide, Likewise tlie 
point of land at the east end of said lot being two rods wide 
to the fence or line between the Great Division and the said 
road. Likewise Henry P. Dering gave to accommodate the 
crook in said road, all the land without his fence, which runs 
straight from his door yard to said road which is eleven feet 
& four inches from the southwest corner of his house in front 
and leaves the road from the stake which stands twenty feet 
from the southwest corner of sd Henry P. Derings house west- 
erly for the eastern line of the meeting house road and being 
in a line with the north side of the road between the Great 
Division and the twelve acre division, from said stake to the 
south side of the road is three rods and twelve feet. Whereas 
Duy Dailey aforesaid claimed pay for one rod of width across 
the east end of his lot, taken into the highway that leads from 
the road between the twelve acre division and the great division 
to the meeting house we the subscribers Commissioners for the 
time being agreedwith the said Duy Dailey for his compensa- 
tion to give him three dollars which we paid and he agrees 
that it shall remain to the said highway forever. 

HENRY PEIRSON 
JOHN N. FORDHAM 
JEREMIAH POST 

Commissioners. 
A true copy from the original per 
June 28 1797. WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 483. Southampton Jan 31 1797. At a meeting of 
the Trustees being duly warned by the Constable, there being 



RECOIiDS : TOWX OF SOUrilAMPTOX. S53 

a majority wo })roceo(led as follows, Voted and ordered that 
John Jermain have the liberty & privilege to erect a dam 
across the great Narrows between Brushy neck & Little Hog 
neck for the purpose of erecting a grist mill, nnder the follow- 
ing conditions viz That he shall give free liberty to all persons 
to pass & repass on said dam free of duty with their horses or 
carriages as the said dam shall admit of, and shall in no wise 
dirrectly or indirectly hinder any sort of fish from passing or 
reprssing th.iough the flood gate or gates of said dam by set- • 
ting a net or nets of any kind, or any other obstruction on one 
side or the other of said dam, and also that he sliall grind for 
the inhabitants of Southampton or parrish of Sagg Harbor in 
preference to any other persons, or for flouring or for pack- 
ing which said privilege shall be to him and to his heirs & as- 
signs so long as he shall keep a mill on said dam for grinding 
but if he or his heirs or assigns should discontinue grinding in 
said mill for more time than seven years, then the said priv- 
ilege sliall return to the town or proprietors again. 

Per CALEB COOPER 

Clerk of trustees. 

A true copy from trustees book Wm Herrick Clerk. 

July 12 1797. 

Pege 484:. [x4bstract.] Elias Jones and wife Jerusha sell 
to Samuel Jennings ^ 50 of comonage from Canoe place east- 
ward, price G pounds 1 shilling. Nov 3 1797. 

Witness vStepiien Topping John Hildretii. 

Page 455. Election Meeting held April 3 179S, was voted 
as follows, WilHam Herrick Town Clerk, Hampton Howell 
Jesse Reeve Lemuel Payne Jonathan Conkling Noah Mason 
Constables, Jonathan Rogers Supervisor, Abraham Post Jr 
Collector at 4d per pound, William Halsey Obadiah Rogers 
Esq Gideon Halsey Henry Peirson Es*q Jonathan Rogers P]sq 



354 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Samuel L'Hommedieu Esq Assessors, Hugh Gelston Jonathan 
Rogers Esq Overseers of Poor, Rufus Foster Caleb Cooper Esq 
Steplien Sayre Elias Wnite Uriah Rogers Esq Capt Abraham 
Sayre Jonathan Rogers Esq David Hedges Caleb Corwithe 
Capt William Peirson Isaac Loper Henry P. Dering Esq Trus- 
tees, David Howell Josiah Foster Jonathan Russell Jonathan 
Jagger John Cooper William Phillips Jesse Rogers Ebenezer 
Howell Elias Cidver Samuel Hildreth Ellis Squires David 
. Harris James Benjamen John Fanning Wm White Thomas 
Jessup Jr Samuel Post Paul Halsey Jr Zeb Halsey Adonijah 
Raynor Daniel Halsey James White Mo^es Rose Stephen 
Harris Zeb Jennings James Jennings David Rose Ethan 
Halsey John Corwith Tho Gelston Benj Rogers Simeon Hal- 
sey Ezekiel Sandford Elias Sandford Timothy Halsey Jr Elias 
Halsey Capt David Peirson Capt Wm Peirson Timothy Peir- 
son David Sayre (harbor) Phineas Devall John Payne Jr Brad- 
dock Cory H. P. Dering Saml L'Hommedieu John Hurlbmt 
Esq Gilbert Budd Lewis Rogers Jeremiah Howell Fence view- 
Page 486] ers, John Cooper Bartlet Hinds Elias Wiiite Hen- 
ry Peirson Esq Henry P Dering Commissioners of highways, 
Josiah Foster 1 dist, Zeb Jessup 2-3, Samuel Cook 4, Daniel 
Halsey Jr 5, Theophilus Peirson 6, Braddock Cory 7, Lewis 
Rogers 8, James Jennings 9, Samuel Hildreth 10 Overseers of 
highways, John Cooper Sam Cooper Henry Corwithe Samuel 
L'Hommedieu Pound Masters, Rufus Foster Wm Herrick Hen 
Corwith H P Dering Commissioners of Schools. 
Money for the support of poor .£400. 

The trustees to regulate the sea weed. Voted hogs to be 
taken off the commons. Trustees act respecting sheep to be 
limited. 

JONATHAN ROGERS URIAH ROGERS 
HEN PEIRSON CALEB COOPER 

A true copy per Justices. 

Wm Herbick Clerk. 



HECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 3-5o 

Page 4S7. We the subscribers Commissioners for the town 
of Southampton being called upon to take a view of and lay 
out a highway on the common landing along the beach at Sag 
Harbor, Jonallian Rogers & Caleb Cooper Esquires being ap- 
pointed by the trustees to ascertain the boundaries of said 
common land or beach which they did, and we the Commi?- 
sioners did then proceed & laid out a highway three rods wide 
from the north east corner of the house of Capt John N Ford- 
ham, running west thirteen degrees south seventeen rods to a 
Red Stone set in the beach ranging along an old ditch in the 
meadow to the northwest corner of the school house, thence 
running west twenty four degrees south twenty rods to anoth- 
er red stone set in the beach, from this said stone we laid out 
a highway eight rods wide to the water a due northv^'est 
course including in this highway the old wharf, .southwest 
from said road is common land or beach which may be im- 
proved as a passing road 

N. B. The above is the southerly line or boundary of said 
highway and includes in it the highway exchanged by Nathan 
Fordham in the year 17G4 and is widened half a rod on the 
north side by the consent of Charles Douglass John N Ford- 
ham and Stephen Howell who owned and gave the land for 
accommodation of the road. 

HENRY PEIRSON ELIAS WHITE 
BARTLET HINDS H. P. DERING 

Sog-IIarbor April 21 1798. Commissioners. 



Page 488. WiUiam Herrick, born April 27 17G1. 
His wife Phebe born the 5th of March 1760. 
Birth of children of William & wife Phebe Herrick. 
Their son William Peirson Herrick born Oct 3d 1783. 
Stephen Hemck born Aug 18 1785. 
Daughter Mary Herrick born Aug 18 1787. 



356 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Son George Herrick born February 13 1790. 

Herman Herrick born March 17 1792. 

Daughter Abigail Herrick bDrn May 3 1794, died July 16 
1798. 

Son Austin Herrick born April 12 1796. 

Edward Herrick born Sept 1 179S, died March 15 ISOO of 
small pox. 

Edward Herrick another son born Dec 6 1801. 

My father George Herrick died July 17 1786 in the 52nd 
year of his age. 

My brother Austin Herrick died the 14th day of October 
1793 in the 22 year of his age memento mori. 

Aunt Abigail Herrick died April 13 ISOO in the 02 year of 
her age. 

My mother Mary Herrick died Dec 16 1813 in the 77 year 
of her age. 

[Abstract.] William Halsey Esq manumits slave Peter, 
March 30 1809. 

Page 489. Election meeting held in Southampton on the 
2d day of April 1799 by the Freeholders and Comonalty of 
the said town to elect town officers for the ensuing jear, it 
was voted as followeth. Town Clerk Wni Herrick, Constables 
Abraham Post Jr Jesse Reeves Lemuel Payne Braddock Cory 
Thomas L. Harris George White appointed by three Justices 
Sept 3, Supervisor David Hedges, Collector Zebulon Jennings 
at 5d on the pound, Assessors Wm Halsey Obadiah Rogers 
Esq Gideon Halsey Wm Peirson Henry Corwith Capt John 
N. Fordham, Overseers of Poor Zebulon Jtssup Abraham Rose, 
Trustees Rufus Foster Caleb Cooper O Rogers Esq Stephen 
Post James White David Rose Simeon Halsey Henry Corwith 
Samuel Howell James Sayre Wm Peirson Henry P. Dering, 
Fence viewers [same list as on page 485 with the following] 
Caleb Howell Silas Woodruff, Commissioner of highways H. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 357 

P. Dering Henry Corwithe Elias White, Overseers of high- 
ways 1 John Cooper, 2 3 Capt A. Sayre David Howell, 4 Is- 
aac Loper, 5 Caleb Howell, 6 John White Sagg, 7 Capt S. 
Howell, 8 Lewis Rogers, 9 Hen Harris, 10 Sam Hildreth, 11 
Josiah Albertson, Pound masters John Cooper Sam Cooper 
Henry Corwith Peter Hildreth, Commissioners of Schools Ru- 
fus Foster Wm Herrick David Peirsou H. P. Dering. 

Noted that the overseers of the poor meet with the Trustees 
on the 3d Tuesday of April instant to devise some cheaper or 
better plan for the support of the poor and what they do shall 
be binding. 

CALEB COOPER 
O. ROGERS 
HENRY PEIRSON 

Presiding Justices. 
A true copy per Wji Herrick Clerk. 



Page 490. [Abstract of earmarks.] 

Jackson Scott, 2 half pennies over left, also 2 half pennies 
over left, hole in right, both of which were his brother Samu- 
el Scotts. 

James Fordham, L over left, which was Ephraim Howells, 
deceased. 

Lewis Drake Thompson, L over left, halfpenny under right 
bought of James Fordham, ISOO. 

Josiah Foster Jr, half penny over left, slit in right, bought 
of Daniel Halsey (at town) brand D. H. 

Jesse Halsey, (son of Lemuel), L under right, brand L. H. 

Lemuel Payne, brand H. E. bought at vandue of David 
Howell deceased, 1S02. 

James Ray nor, brand I. R., which was his fathers. 

Samuel Peirson, (town) hollow crop on right, half penny 
over it and under left, brand S. P. which was his fathers. 



358 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Benjamen King, crop on each, lialf penny over left, which 
was his fathers, (Alexander K. see page 396) 1804. 

Page 491 . Election Meeting held the 1st day of April ISOO 
To chuse town officers for the year ensuing voted, Town Clerk 
William Herrick, Constables Abraham Post Jr Jesse Reeves 
Henry Cook Braddock Cory Lemuel Paynes Thomas L Har- 
ris, Assessors John Cooper Obadiah Rogers Henry Corwithe 
Henry P. Dering, Overseers of poor Zebulon Jessup Abraham 
Rose, Trustees Josiah Howell Benj Huntting Caleb Cooper 
Stephen Post Abraham Sayre Obadiah Rogers Henry Corwith 
David Sayre Abraham Rose David Hedges Silas Woodruff 
Henry P. Dering, Fence viewers [same list as on page 4S5 & 
following names] Caleb Howell James Sayre Silas Woodruft' 
James Halsey B Hampton, Commissioners of highways Rufus 
Foster Henry Corwithe Elias White, Overseers of highways 1 
Josiah Foster, 2 Stephen Sayre, 3 Ebenezer Howell, 4 David 
Howell, 5 David Howell B Hampton, 6 Samuel Peirson, 7 
John N. Fordham, 8 Joshua Bud, 9 Stephen Harris, 10 San;- 
uel Hildretli Josiah Albertson, Pound masters John Cooper 
Samuel Cooper Henry Corwithe Peter Hildreth, Commission- 
ers of Schools William Herrick Henry P. Dering, money for 
support of poor .£280. Voted that the Collector who is 
Lemuel Payne at 4di on the poiuid, give bonds with sufficinnt 
sureties to the Superviser and overseers of poor, for the mon- 
eys which he may collect. That the Overseers of Poor meet 
with the Trustees to consult the cheapest plan for their support 
CALEB COOPER 
O. ROGERS 
SAME L'HOMMEDIEU 
Copy Wm Herrick Clerk. Justices. 



Page 492. Election held 7th April 1801. Voted town 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 359 

Clerk Wm Ilerrick, Supervisor David Ileclges, Collector David 
Toppiiig at 6d^ on the £, Assessors Obadiah Rogers Abraham 
Rose Henry P. Derings, (Josiah Howell assistant), Overseers 
of Poor Zebulon Jessup Abraham Rose, Trustees Nathan 
Halsey Wm Foster Caleb Cooper Obadiah Rogers Gideon 
Halsey Ebenezer Howell Nathan Post William Peirson Wm 
Rogers John White Sagg Stephen Cook John N. Fordham, 
Fence viewers same as last year, Constables Hampton Howell 
Stephen Sayre Jr James Peirson Lemuel Payne Wm Howell 
East Tho L Harris Bradock Cory, Commissioners of highways 
Elias White Henry Corwithe H. P. Dering, Overseers of high- 
ways 1 John Cooper, 2 Ebenezer Howell, 3 Zebulon Halsey, 
4 Benj Rogers Silas Woodruff, 5 Benj Sandford, 6 Henry Top 
ping, 7 Samuel L'Homedieu, S Joshua Bud, 9 David Sayre, 
10 Joel Reeves, 11 Samuel Hildreth, 12 Josiah Albertson, 
Pound Masters Jonah Howell Saml Cooper Henry Corwith 
Peter Hildreth, Commissioners of schools same as last year 
with John Coojier. 140.£ to be raised for support of poor. 
Voted that the Collector give bonds to Overseers of poor. 
Voted that the overseers of poor meet with trustees to fanii 
out the poor. 

CALEB COOPER 0. ROGERS 

JONATHAN ROGERS JOHN N. FORDHAM 
SAML L'HOMMEDIEU Justices. 

True copy Wm Herrick Clerk. 



Page 494. [Abstract.] The Trustees of the town lease 
for 12 years all their right and privilege in the pond called 
Great Fresh Pond together with the creek leading down to 
the harbor which contains all the waters bounded westerly by 
land adjoining North Sea, north by the beach, east by Towd, 
south by the island which lieth between the two channels 
which lead into the Fish Cove. To David Rose Joel Reeves 



3C0 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Henry Harris Steplieii Harris Samuel Jennings Jackson Scott 
Henry Hudson and John Williamson. The terms of this grant 
are that the above named are to have the sole privilege to take 
all sorts of fish (clams eels and claw fish excepted) from the 
15 day of Feb. to the 15 day of June in each year, and they 
have power to prosecute and obtain the penalty of 10 dollars 
against any person who shall catch fish in said waters with a 
net, and 12 dollars penalty for all who draw a seine there. 
The trustees are not to be at any expense in the matter. Price 
$7.50 pearly rent. Oct 13 1801. 

Page 495. [Abstract.] The Commissioners of highways 
permit Henry P. Dering Esq of Sag Harbor to take in some 
land in front of his door yard* so as to make the front parallel 
with the front of his house, provided that the highway is not 
to be made narrower than two rods, and also that he shall 
give to the town for a highway all the land opj^osite to his 
house on the other side of the street next to land of Daniel 
P'ordham. Feb 12 1S02. 

Page 49G. [Abstracts of earmarks. ] 

Josiah Foster Jr, hollow crop on right, half penny inider 
left, bought of Saml Cooper 1S04, brand J. F. 

Abraham Loper, slope under each nick under right. 

Zebulon Jessup, square crop on right, half penny under it, 
slope each side of riglit. 

Page 497. Election meeting held the Gtli of April 1802 to 
chuse town officers for the year ensuing. 

Voted Town Clerk Wm Herrick, Superviser David Hedges, 
Constables Oliver Post Hampton Howell George White 
Stephen Sayre Jr Lemuel Payne Wm Howell Bradock Cory 
Tho L Harris, Collector Lemuel Payne at 5^d on the pound, 
to collect all the rates, Assessors Wm Halsey Obadiah Rogers 

* Henry P. Deriug lived where the residence of the late Josiah Douglass 
now stands. W. S. P. 



I 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 361 

Abraham Rose Silvaiius Howell Jr, Overseers of poor Zebu- 
Ion Jessup Abraham Rose, Trustees Josiah Foster Capt Zeb- 
ulon Halsey Caleb Cooper Esq Stephen Harris Obadiah Rog- 
ers Nathan Cooper Silas Woodruff Samuel Howell Abraham 
Rose Henry Topping David Hedges Hugh Gelston Jr, Fence 
viewers Vincent Rogers Jonathan Jagger Nathan Bishop Oba- 
diah Cooper Josiah Foster Jr Tho Jessup Jr Elias Culver 
Ananias Sayre Doct John Smith Zebulon Jessup Daniel Har- 
ris Stephen Harris James Jennings Wm Foster Zebulon Hal 
sey Caleb Halsey Barzilla Halsey Seth Squires Sand Hildreth 
John Corwithe Tho Gelston James Mitchell Jonah Tarbill 
David Lupton Elias Halsey Henry Topping Simeon Halsey 
Silas Woodruff Saml Peirson John T Rogers Caleb Corwithe 
James Sayre Lewis Rogers Gilbert Bud John Payne Phineas 
Devall Bradock Cory Silvanus Howell Jr, Commissioners of 
highways Elias White Henry Corwithe Henry P. Dering, 
Overseers of highways ] John Cooper, 2 Stephen Sayre Zeb- 
ulon Halsey, 3 Tho Cooper, 4 Silas Woodruff', 5 Stephen Cook 
G Silas White, 7 Henry P. Dering, S Joshua Bud, y John 
Payne Jr, 10 James Jennings, 1 1. Samuel Hildreth, 12 Josiah 
Albeitson, Pound masters Capt Josiah Hand Samuel Cooper 
Henry Corwithe Peter Hildreth. 250 dollars to be raised for 
support of the poor. That the trustees meet with the over- 
seers of the poor to consult about keeping the poor as usual. 
OBADIAH ROGERS SAML L'HOMEDIEU 
JOHN N. FORDHAM CALEB COOPER 
Copy Wm Hekrick Clerk. 



Page 49S. [Abstract.] The Commissioners of highways 
being called upon by Ephraim Fordham who was about to 
fence up a certain highway in front of the meeting house in 
Sag Harbor, which passed through his land in the rear of his 
lot, which road was laid out JMaich 24 1794 and said Fordham 



362 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

not having been paid for his land, it is referred to Abraham 
]\[iller Esq Capt Wm Rysam and Mr Miller Dayton to affix a 
price, who agree upon the sum of 15 dollars, to be paid when 
liis fence and barn are moved back on the line formerly laid 
out. Agreed to by both parties Ajml 19 1S02. 

[The highway mentioned is a part of Church street ; see 
poge 467, original, w. s. p.] 

Page 499-500. [Abstract.] John Fordham & wife Lydia 
sells to the Commissioner of higliways, the parcel of land or 
highway in rear of his lot in Sag Harbor, for a highway to the 
meeting house and commonly called the back street, the said 
land was sold to John Fordham by Nathan Fordham Esq. 
Price 3 dollars. Sept 4 1802. 

Witnes Ephraim & Hannah Fordham. 



Page 501. [Abstract.] Henry Haines & wife Sarah of 
Shelter Island sell to John Grodbee of Sag Harbor a lot in Sag 
Harbor, boimded E by road leading from Sag Harbor to East 
Hampton, S by road to meeting house from said East Hamp- 
ton road, W by the highway within 2 rods of the meeting- 
house, N by land of Daniel Fordham, ^ acre with house there- 
on* Price 85^. Jan 6 1795. 

Page 502. [Abstract.] Nathan Fordham sells to John 
Godbee 4^ fifties in lot 10 12 acre division eastward of the 
meeting house, price 2£ 3s 6d. Aug 25 1800. 

Page 503. [Abstract.] Stephen Howell sells to John 
Godbee 2| fifties in lot 8 J2 acre division bounded N by Ebe- 

* House and lot in Sag-Harbor known as the "Abram Gardiner house," 
corner of Sage and Division street, north side. W. S. P. 



RECORDS: TO-.VN OF SOUriIAMPTO>f. 303 

nozer Sage* & Ziuri Ilnnd, E by highway leading to East 
Hampton, S by John Godbee, W by nighway leading to the 
meeting house, price $2r5. Oct 2 1S02. 

Witnesses Stephen Satterly Jon Conklixg. 

[Abstract.] Moses Peirse of Glostenbury Ct sells to Steph- 
en Crowell of East Hampton lot No 12t in the 12 acre divis- 
ion at Sag Harbor, bounded N by lot No 11, which belonged 
to James Foster, W by Sag road, E by East Hampton road, 
S by the lot ]3 whicli belonged to James Foster, price 8^. 
Sept 9 17S5. 

Witnesses Phillip Peirce Miriam Smith. 

Page o04. [Abstract.] Samuel and Wm Peirson manu- 
mit a female slave named Peggy. Jan 3 1309. 

Page 505. This agreement made the 19 day of April 1S03 
Witnesseth that Joshua Sayre Elias White James Jagger 
Henry Harris (Elias Culver for heirs of Chris Lupton deceased) 

* Dr. Ebenezer Sage, who was for mauy years a prominent citizen of Sag- 
Harbor, was born at Portland, Ct., 1755. He studied the profession of medi- 
ctiie, and went to East-Hampton, L. I., in 178!l, where he practiced thirteen 
years. He married Euih, daughter of Dr. Wm Smith, of Southampton, iu 
17".)(), and went to his native phice and remained five yef.rs, and from thence 
removed to Sag-Harbor in 1801. He was elected to Congrc.'^s in lSOi>, and 
served three terms. He was a member of the convention that formed the 
State Constitution in 1821, and also held the office of Master in Chancery. 
Ho died Jan. 20, 18;U, and his wife Kuth died in May, 1831, aged (](!. Their 
i-emaius, after resting many years in the old bui-yiug ground at Sag-Harbor, 
were removed to the Oakland Cemetery, Sag-Harbor. He was a man of ele- 
vated character, and utterly above the craft and chicauey which too often 
char«.cterizes politicians. Although he had the faculty of expressing his 
thoughts in writing with great facility, he had not the command of words 
that makes the orator, and in his Congressional career, and as a member of 
t'l.e Constitutional Convention, he was never absent from his seat, never failed 
to vote on every question, and never made a speech. 

He was a desceudent of David Sage, who came to this country from Wales 
about lOGO, died 1704, and is buiied in the old Cemetery at Middletowu, Ct. 
David left two sons, John and Timothy, the latter had a son Davir", whs was 
the father of the subject of the above sketch. Dr. Ebenezer left one son. Dr. 
John Sage, many years a physicinn iu Sag-Harbor, and now living. Dr. Sage 
lived in the old gambled roofed house east of the Episcopal church, and north 
side of Sage St., which was named in his honor. 

* This is probably the north part of the Itoman Catholic church lot. w.s p. 



364 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

proprietors of West neck, have agreed to divide tlie meadow 
in said neck in the manner following, that is to say we have 
fur ourselves and heirs & assignes forever agreed that Ehas 
White shall have the first lot which is situated on George's 
side to extend from the spring to a certain stump which di- 
vides James Jaggers amendment from the said Elias White. 
(2d) It is agreed that Joshua Sayre have the second lot which 
lies on the east side of Jonah's cove and Wicks cove together 
with the amendments, both of which adjoin the Great Point. 
It is to be understood however that Mr Sayre has all the 
meadow lying on the west side of Wicks cove from the head 
as far south as the dam, and all the meadow on the east side 
of said cove from the head to Millstone Brook Creek. (3d) It 
is agreed that James Jagger & Henry Harris have the meadow 
lying on the west side of Jonah's cove, and all the Wicks point 
together with an amendment lying between Joshua Sayres & 
Elias White, (4th) It is agreed that the heirs of Christopher 
Lupton have all meadow lying in the Rock Cove, 5 The par- 
ties further agree to divide the fence, and that every proprie- 
tor shall fence his proportion agreeably to such division when 
made. 6 It is further agreed that the said proprietors shall 
throw all their meadow into a common pasture on the 5 day 
of September, yearly and every year. The upland is to be 
pastured in common as heretofore and for the better fulfilling 
these presents the parties for themselves their heirs and assigns 
forever have hereunto set their hands this date above written. 
THOMAS SAYRE for JOSHUA SAYRE 
HENRY HARRIS ELIAS WHITE 

ELIAS CULVER for heirs of CHRIS LUPTON 
JAMES JAGGER 
In presence of Obadiah Rogers 

Wm Herri ck 
The above is a true copy of the said agreement 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUTHAMPTON. 3G5 

Page 50('. [Abstract] Hugh Gelston manumits slave 
Judith May 19 1S03. 

Caleb Corvvithee Jr manumits slave Cyrus May IS 1803. 

Page 507. Town meeting held the 5 day of April 1803, 
Wm Herrick chosen Clerk, David Hedges Superviser, Elisha 
Howell George White Wm Howell Lemuel Payne Tho. L. 
Harris Braddock Cory Constables, Lemuel Payne Collector to 
collect all the rates for G.^d on the pound and to give bonds, 
John Cooper Josiah Foster Jr Capt Wm Peirson Henry P. 
Dering Assessors, Gideon Halsey and Abraham Rose overseers 
of poor, Rufus Foster Caleb Cooper Ebenezer Howell Zebulon 
Halsey Jr Daniel Halsey Hemy Harris Wm Rogers Ananias 
Cooper Tho Gelston Wm Peirson David Hedges Jr Henry P. 
Dering Trustees, Overseers of highways, 1 Abraham Post Jr 
2 Elias Culver, 3 Josiah Foster, 4 Simeon Halsey, Ananias 
Cooper, 5 Jeremiah Halsey, 6 Capt David Sayre, 7 Stephen 
Howell, 8 Lewis Rogers, 9 John Payne Jr, 10 Joel Reeves, 
11 Samuel Hildretli, 12 Josiah Albertson, John Cooper Sam- 
uel Cooper Henry Corwithee Peter Hildreth Pound masters, 
400 dollars to be raised for the support of poor and contingent 
charges. [Fence viewers same hst as last year.] Voted that 
the overseers of the poor consult the trustees about a plan for 
to support the poor. 

CALEB COOPER SAIilL L'HOMMEDIEU 

MATHEW COOPER JOHN N. FORDHAM 

Justices. 
A true copy Wm Herrick Clerk. 

Page 508. [Abstract.] David Foster manumits slave 
Flora 1803. Mathew Cooper manumits slave Peter 1808. 

Page 509. [Abstract.] Obadiah Rogers manumits slave 
Jack Prime 1803. Benjamen Huntting manumits slave Peter 
Primus 1803. 







366 EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 510. Whereas the. Trustees of the town of South 
ampton did grant unto David Hedges & Moses Howell in the 
year of our Lord 1793, a privilege of erecting a fulling or grist 
mill on a stream of water called Sagg Mill pond stream, with 
a privilege of erecting or raising a dam on the common land 
across said stream for the aforesaid pui-pose to have and to hold 
said privilege so long as they the said Hedges and Howell shall 
w^ell and truly keep and maintain the above said dam sufficient 
for all sorts of common carriages and also keep and maintain 
the road below said mill at a place where it crosses the brook 
so as not to have it guHied or otherwise damaged by means of 
said mill as may more fully appear by the Records of said 
town, we d© hereby extend the above jjrivileges to Jesse Hed- 
ges and John White during their lives on condition that the 
above said David Hedges & Moses Howell relinquish the said 
privileges to the said John AVhite and Jesse Hedges, with the 
farther proviso that they keep and maintain hand rails on each 
side of the said Dam, and maintain a road as above stated 
which shall be deemed sufficient over said dam by the trustees 
of Southompton or their deputies. Given under our hands & 
seals this 31 day of Jan 1S04. 

CALEB COOPER HENRY HARRIS 

ZEBULON HALSEY Jr DAVID HEDGES 
WM PEIRSON ANANIAS COOPER • 

In presence of David Rose. WM ROGERS. 

The above is a true copy of the grant examined by 

^VM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 511. Town meeting held April 3d 1S04. 

Wm Ilerrick chosen Town Clerk, David Hedges Superviser, 
(constables same as last year), John Cooper Josiah Foster Jr 
Wm Peirson Hugh Gclston Jr Assessors, Gideon Halsey Hen- 
ry Corwithee Overseers of poor, John Cooper Obadiah Rogers 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 307 

Caleb Cooper David Rose Win F.oster Nathan Cooper Henry 
Corwithee 8anil Howell Abraham Rose Lemuel Peirson Wm 
Peirson Henry P. Dering Trustees, Thomas Gelston Collector 
at 9d per pound, he to collect all the rates. The sum to be 
raised for the support of the poor and contingent charges 500 
dollars. Fence viewers the same as last year, Tho Jessup Jr 
excepted. Henry Corwithee Elias White Henry P. Dering 
Cjmmissioners of highways. Overseers of highways 1 Wm 
Halsey, 2 Ehas Culver, 3 Oliver Howell, 4 Jesse Woodruff 
Benj Rogers, 5 IMathew Cooper, 6 Mathew Toppiug, 7 Henry 
P. Dering, 8 Lewis Rogers, 9 Phineas Duvall, 1 Joel Reeves, 
11 Saml Hildreth, 12 Josiah Albertson. George White John 
Cooper Hen Corwithee Peter Hildreth pound masters. Also 
voted that the trustees order people who have taken in com- 
mon land to throw it out or pay for it, as the trustees may 
think proper. 

OBADIAH ROGERS CALEB COOPER 
JOHN N. FORDHAM Justices. 

A true copy Wji Herrick Clerk. 



Page -512. [Abstract.] Silas Hand manumits slave Lon- 
don 1S04. 

James Jennings Jr, earmark, halfpenny under right, slit in 
left, bought of John Howell Nov 22 1S04. 

Nathan Cooper gives in his goose mark to be a hole through 
the right foot between the two right claws, Nov 14 1S05. 

Page 513. [Abstract.] Saml L'Hommedieu* Benj Price 

* Beujamen L'Hommedieu, the founder of this family in this County, was 
a Huguenot, who at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, l(J8r>, fled to Hol- 
land and thence to America ; he was born at Lallochelle. In IG'JO he settled 
at Southold, L. I., and married a daughter of Nathaniel Sylvester of Shelter 
Island, and had two sons, Benjamin and Sylvester: the latter was the father 
of Samuel, mentioned above, who was born at Southold, 1744. He resided 
at Sag-Hai-bor before the Eevolution, and held a commission as Lieutenant iu 
the Militia, granted by Gov. Tryou, and which is now in the library of the L. 
I. Historical Society. He was one of a company of volunteers who were on 



368 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

and Daniel Peirson are bound unto the Trustees of the town 
of Southampton in the sum of 300 pouuds. The conditions 
of this bond is that whereas the Trusrees of the town of South- 
ampton have agreed to give to the trustees of the church 
ab6ve named the sum of L50 pounds on condition that the in- 
terest of it shall be applied to the support of the gospel at Sag 
Harbor as shall be determined by the majority of said parisli, 
and that the said sum and money shall not be otherwise ap- 
plied. Now if the said trustees shall well and truly perform 
the same the above bond is void. 

Signed by above trustees in presence of E])enezer White 
David Haines Hen Peirson. Aug 26 1S04. 

WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 514. This may certify that Elias Pelletreau Jr has 
had a male negro child born of his negro woman, named James 
born Nov 11 1S03. [James Arcli now living, w. s. r.] 

Abraham Topping, brand A. T. ISOS. 

Page 515. [Abstract.] Elisebeth Kent sells to Obadiah 
Rogers Nathan Cooper James Peirson Oliver Howell & Her- 

the march to join the patriot army at the time of the battle of Long Island, 
the disastrous result of which caused the disbandment of the company. With 
other prominent Whigs he then fled to Connecticut and settled at New Lou- 
don. He sustained much loss of proi^erty at the burning of that place by 
Arnold. After the war he returned to Sag-Harbor, and commenced the man 
ufacture of ropes and cordage. He held tlie oiiice of Justice of the Peace and 
was a member of the Legislature, and in both positions his services were 
prominent and satisfactory. His dwelling house was on the west side of Main 
street, and is now owned by the beirs of Abram. Gardiner. His son Samuel 
built the house on the west side of Main street, now owned by hoirs of Oliver 
II. Wade. Mr. L'Hommedieu maxTied Sarah, daughter of Ebenezer White, 
Nov. 2(!, 177(i. John White, who died 16()2, left son James, who mamed 
Iluth Stratton, Nov. 24, 1(171 ; their son James, father of Ebenezer, was boi-n 
May 15, KkSl ; Ebenezer left two sons, James, born 174:(;, died 1807, and Si- 
las, born 177G, died 185G. Mr. L'Hommedieu had children Sylvester, Charity, 
Phebe, Samuel, Elisabeth, Sarah, Mary and Ezi-a. The daughter Mary mar- 
ried Ilev. J. L. Garthner, father of Samuel L. Gardiner, Es(i., of Sag-Harbor. 
After a life of usefulness Mr. L'Hommedieu died in 18.'{;5, at the age of 'JO yrs. 
His tomb stone may be seen in the Oaldand Cemetery. W. S P. 



RECOUDS: TOWX OF SOUniAMPTON. 309 

rick Rogers who are persons appointed for a committee for 
the proprietors of the school house, one square of grouud* part 
of which is now occupied by the school house, bounded N by 
land of Ezekiel Robins & Jehial Jagger, east by Town street, 
south and west by said Elisebeth Kent, situated in the north- 
east corner of the lot of spid Ehsebeth Kent, and which was 
lately in possession of Dr Isaac Halsey deceased, price 15 dol- 
lars. Dec 10 1804. 

Witness Wm Woolly Stephen IIekkick. 



Page 510. At a meeting of the proprietors of the school 
house Calelj Cooper Esq cliosen moderator, Wm Herrick clerk. 
Voted first that the said school house be sold at auction to the 
highest bidder, and the land also be sold with it. Abreeably 
to the above vote the house was sold and bought by Thomas 
Sayre for 25 dollars and 50 cents for the Proprietors and the 
money was paid to Mr Silas Woolly (one of a former conmiit- 
tee) by Oliver Howell, one of the present connnittee. The 
copy of the receipt is as follows. Received of Oliver Howell 
1S04: April 28 Twenty five dollars and 50 cents on account of 
the sale of tlie school house, as witness my hand. 

SILAS W^OOLLY. 



After purchasing the old housef as aforesaid, forty subscrib- 
ers engaged to repair & to enlarge it, and did also purchase 

* This is at the north-east corner of the home lot late of David Chapman's 
heirs, now belonging to Mrs. Wui. T. Jones. Elisebeth Kent was daughter 
and heir at law of Dr. Isaac Halsey. 

t This school house, so weU remembered by the present generation, stood 
on the scuth-east corner of the home lot of Mrs. Wm. T. Jones, directly op- 
posite the road leading from Southampton street to Bridge-Hampton. The 
'•old school house " mention was built before the Revolution, upon the same 
spot, the land havmg been bought of Wm. Johnes. The site above was sold 
to Wm. T. Jones in IS")?, when the house was torn down. W. S. P. 



370 



EECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



the land to wdiich the foregoing deed lias reference, (the said 
subscribers now being the exclusive & sole owners of the 
house and the land) and at the expense of 515 dollars did re- 
build the said house, which was equally borne among the said 
forty subscribers. The committee appointed to superintend 
the business were Obadiah Rogers, Nathan Cooper, James 
Peirson, Oliver How^ell & Herrick Rogers, and the names of 
the subscribers and proprietors were as follows, 

sliare share sliare 



Obadiah Rogers 




David Rose I 


John White 


1 


Paul Halsey 
James Peirson 




Edward Reeves 1 
Abraham Fordham 1 


Henry White 
Zebulon Wick 


1 
1 


Annanias Halsey 




Tho. Sayre 1 


Ezekiel Howell 


i 


Isaac Sayre 




John Pelletreau 1 


Zephaniah Culverl 


Herrick Rogers 




Ebenezer Howell 1 


AVm Herrick 




James Raynor 
Ephriam White 
Silas Woolly 
Elias Pelletreau J 


r 1 


Zebulon Jessup 1 
Stephen Post 1 
Saml Bishop 1 
Oliver Howell 1 


AdonijahRayno 
Zeb Halsey Jr 
Moses Culver 
Benj Huntting 


fl 


Abraham Sayre 
Nathan Cooper 




Tho Reev'is 1 
I\rathew Howell 1 


John Bishop Jr 
Charles Howell 




Caleb Cooper 




Samuel Post 1 


Elias White 




March 7 1S04. 




WM HERRICK Clerk. 





Page 517. [Abstract.] Elias Pelletreau Jr manumits slave 
Sarah, 1S05. 

Zebulon Jessup records 2 slave childien born, Hannah and 



Enoch Jagger manumits slave Hagar. 

Page 518. [Abstract.] James Fanning sells to Joseph 
Skillman of Riverhead ^ iifty comonage in Quogue purchase, 
price $7.50. Jan 14 1804. 

Witness Jeremiah & Benjamin Corwin. 



RECORDS : TOWX OF SOUniAMPTOX. 37 L 

Page 519. Town meeting held the 2 d;iy of April 1S05 (o 
choose town ofiicers. Town Clerk Win Herrick, Constables 
Elisha Howell Ceo White Lemuel Payne Lodowick Post 
Thomas L Harris Bradock Cory, Assessors Jonah Howell Wm 
Peirson Hugh Gelston Jr, Overseer of Poor Gideon Halsey 
Hen Corwithe, Commissioners of highways Gideon Halsey 
Hen Corwithe Henry P Dering, Overseers of highways, 1 ]\Iit- 
chel Howell, 2 Elias Culver, 3 Zebulon Halsey, 4 James Mit- 
chel, 5 Wm R Halsey, G Timothy Halsey Jr, 7 Abraham 
Peirson, 7 Samuel L'Honmiedieu, 8 Lewis Rogers, 9 Phineas 
Devall, 10 Stephen Harris, IJ Ellis Squires, 12 Jonah Good- 
ale, Trustees Mitchel Howell Caleb Cooper Obadiah Rogers 
Ebenezer Howell Moses Culver David Rose Thomas Gelston 
Abraham Rose Caleb Howell Henry Topping John White Jr 
Henry P Dering, Fence viewers Vincent Rogers Jonathan 
Jagger Nathan Bishop Obadiah Cooper Josiah Foster Jr Elias 
Culver Annanias Sayre Dr John Smith Zebulon Jessup Caleb 
Halsey Barzillai Halsey Seth Squires Samuel Hildreth John 
Corwithe Tlio Gelston James Mitchel Caleb Peirson Benj 
Sandford Hugh Gelston Jr Wiiite Halsey Silas White Jr Caleb 
Howell Abraham Toi)ping Grant Bowser James Scott Hen P. 
Dering Daniel Plarris Stephen Harris James Jennings Wm 
Foster Zebulon Halst^y Jr Jonah Tarbell David Lupton Hen- 
ry Topping Simeon Halsey Silas Woodruff Saml Peirson Join 
T Rogers Caleb Corwithee James Sayre Lewis Rogers Gilbert 
Budd John Payne Phineas Devall, Pound Masters John Coo - 
per Nathan C^oo[)er Hen Corwithee Peter Hildreth. 

A true copy by WM HERRICK Clerk. 



372 recoeds : town of southampton. 

Indian Lease for Siiinnecock and Shinnecock Hills. 

Page 520. This Indenture made between the Trustees of 
the Commonalty of the town of Southampton in the County 
of Suffolk and Province of New York on the Island of Nassau, 
on the one part, and Pomguama Chice and Mannaman and 
their people belonging to Shinnecock of the other part Wit- 
NESSETH that the said trustees of the town aforesaid by and 
with one full consent and agreement, for divers good causes 
them thereunto moving, and one ear of Indian Corn annually 
to be paid to the Trustees of said Town for the time being, 
yearly and every year upon the first day of November, and for 
and upon the conditions and proviso hereafter expressed, have 
demised, granted, let, and to Farm Letten, and by these 
presents do demise grant let and let to Farm unto the said 
Pomguama Chice and Manaman & their people abo^je said, all 
that their certain tract of land lying within the bounds of 
Southampton aforesaid called by the name of Shinnecock and 
Sebonnuck, bounded west by the Canoe place, alias Niamug, 
and bounded southwardly by Shinnecock Bay, and eastwardly 
by a line running from the head of Shinnecock Creek to the 
northwest corner of James Coopers close, and from thence 
northwardly to the westward part of Jonathan Raynor's land, 
at Sebonnuck old ground, and from thence upon a direct line 
to a place called the weare house by the North bay, and on 
the north by said bay, meadows, marshes, grass, herbage, feed- 
ing and pasturage, timber, stone and convenient highways only 
excepted, with all and singular the privileges and advantages 
of plowing and planting and timber for fireing & fencing, and 
all other conveniencies and benefits whatsoever excepting 
what before is excepted to the only use & behoof of the said 
Indians their heirs and successors for one thousand years 
thence next ensuing the date hereof, provided always tlie said 
Indians do not keep nor cause to be kept any part or parcel 
of the said land within fence or inclosed from the last of Octo- 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUniAMPTON. -373 

b(T to the first of April from year to year during the vvliole term 
aforesaid, and for the full confirmation hereof tiie parties have 
interchangeably set their hands & seals in Southampton afore- 
said this sixteenth day of August Anno Domini 1703. 
TflOS STEPHENS (ls) ABRAHA]\[ HOWELL (ls) 

OERSHAM CULVER (ls) JECKA^NHAH SCOTT (ls) 
JOHN MALTBY (ls) JOSEPH FORDHAM (ls) 

DANIEL HALSEY (ls) JOSIAH HOWELL (ls) 

HEZEKL4H HOWELL (ls) JOSEPH HOWELL (ls) 
Signed sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

Stephen Bouyeu 

Arthuu Davls 

Benjamin Marshall 

Page 52 L We the Trustees within named according to 
the towns former agreement with the said Indians of Shiune- 
cock, do hereby grant liberty to them & theirs, to cut Flags, 
BuUrushes and such grass as they usually make their mats and 
houses of, and to dig ground nuts, mowing land excepted, any 
where in the bounds of the township of Southampton al'oresaid, 
as witnessour hands and seals this IGth day of August 1703. 
JOSIAH HOWELL (ls) ABRAHAI\[ HOWELL (ls) 
JOSEPH HOWELL (ls) JECKAMIAH SCOTT (ls) 
DANIEL HALSEY (ls) JOSEPH FORDHAM (ls) 

HEZEKIAH HOWELL (ls) THOS STEPHENS (ls) 

JOHN MALTBY (ls) OERSHAM CULVER (ls) 

Witness Steaiien Bouyek 
Arthuk Davis 
Benjamen Maeshall ' 

Aug 16 1703. Then appeared before me the subscribed 
Trustees of Southampton and did acknowledge this instrument 
to be their free and voluntary act and Deed. 

Test JOHN WHEELER Justice. 

A true copy of the original per 

STEPHEN ROGERS Clerk. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the copy drawn by Stephen 
Rogers Clerk as afoi'esaid. 

April 20 ISOo. WM HERRICK Clerk. 



374 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAJIPTON. 

Notes on Indian Lease. — The above lease was given at 
the time of the second Indian Deed, which may be found in 
the 2d volume of printed Town Kecords, page 177, which 
should be read in connection with it. The north-west and 
south boundaries are sufficiently defined by nature. As re- 
gards the east boundary, " James Cooper's close " is the farm 
late in possession of James Say re, deceased ; and the north- 
west corner mentioned is where tliere is an angle in the fence 
not far from tlie south line of the farm of heirs of Mathew 
Cross. This land was originally laid out for John Laughton, 
who sold it to Aaron Burnet, 1GS5, (see lied book of IJeeds, 
page 192,) who sold it to James Cooper, 1697, (see volume 2, 
printed Records, pages 275 and 3.35,) wlio gave it to his son 
James, 1721, (see Yellow book of deeds, page 669.) 

" Jonathan Raynor's land at Sebonack old ground " is now 
the farm of Erastus Hubbard, north side of Tuckahoe street. 

The " ware house " was owned by William Barker, Esq., 
who was a merchant and prominent man in the town ; it stood 
at what is still called " Barker's Island." 

The tract of land and meadow which is just north of tlie 
western end of Shinnecock hills fence, was originally owned 
by Richard Barrett, who sold it to Thomas Groldsmith, in 167S. 
Thomas Goldsmith sells to Wm. Barker " an island or ham- 
mock of meadow at a place called the warehouse at Seponack 
bounded west by meadow of Daniel Sayre, N by Seponack 
bay, E & S by commons of Southampton," (see Red book of 
deeds, page 11.) 

The word " Niamug," the Indian name for the Canoe Place, 
signifies '' between the fishing places." 

For Indian receipt for the Lease, see Appendix. W. S. P. 

• [Abstract.] Obadiah & Paul Foster manumit slave Keturah 
June 25 1805. 

Page 522. [Abstract.] David Hedges records birth of 
negro slave children, Jehu ISOl, Voilet 1803, Kingston 1S05. 
Zebulon Jessup slave child born 1805, Prince. 
Hugh Gelston Jr slave child born ISOl, Charles. 
Enoch Jagger slave child born 1802, Mtlle. 



RECORDS: TOWX OF SOUniAMPTON. 375 

Millicoiit Halsey widow of West Hainptoii manumits slave 
Dinah, ISOG. 

Page 523. Town meeting liel<l April 1 ISOG to chuse town 
officers was voted as follows, Clerk Wm Herrick, Constables 
[same as last year except Joel Fordham elected] Superviser 
David Hedges, Assessors Rufus Foster Obadiali Rogers Caleb 
Howell John N Fordham, Oveiseers of Poor Gideon Halsey 
Hen Corwithe, Trustees John Cooper Wm Herrick David 
Rose Wm Foster Caleb Cooper Ebenezer Howell Wilkes Hed- 
ges Isaac Loper Henry Corwithe Capt David Sayre Abraham 
Rose Hugh Gelston, Collector Tho Gelston at 9d on pound. 
Voted to raise 700 dollars for the support of poor and contin- 
gent charges. Commissioners of highways Zebulon Jessup 
Hen Corwith Hen. P. Dering, Overseers of highways 1 Abra- 
ham Post Jr, 2 Elias Culver, 3 Zebulon Halsey, 4 Silas Wood- 
ruff & Theophilus Cook, 5 Abraham Topphig, G John White, 
7-9 Hugh Gelston which includes Sag Harbor and Hog neck, 
8 Hen Harris, 10 Ellis Squires Sen, 12 Josiah Goodale, Pound 
masters John Cooper Nathan Cooper Hen Corwithe Charles 
L'Hommedieu. Fence viewers [same as last year except] 
John Pelletreau Joseph Penny Caleb Cooper Braddock Cory 
Walter Havens David Rose Francis Sayre Jonathan Cook. 
A true copy WM HERRICK Clerk. 

Page 524. The trustees record the following mark for all 
sheep which go in the Indian Field viz, to be painted with a 
red spot on the back exactly between the shoulders. 

Samuel L'Hommedieu abandons a male child by the name 
of William born of a slave on the IGth of Dec 1805 to the 
town of Southampton after it becomes one year old as per 
certificate, May 6 180G. 

[Abstract.] John N. Fordham manumits slave Jude ISOG. 
Paul Halsey manumits slave Reuben ISOG. 



376 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Page 525. A Record of the doings and proceedings of the 
Commissioners and other persons appointed by the Trustees 
agreeable to the vote of the Town at the annual Town Meet- 
ing on the first Tuesday of April 1 804. We the underwritten 
Henry Corwithe & Henry P. Bering Commissioners of high- 
ways togetlier with Abraham Rose Nathan Cooper and John 
Cooper a joint committee appointed by the trustees to inspect 
and search into the encroachments made on common land and 
highways proceed in the following manner. 

First we began at Bull Head in Bridge Hampton, went 
eastward to Capt Caleb Howell, to whom we sold a piece of 
land in front of his house* and garden as the fence now stands 
from the southwest corner of his home lot extending eastward 
a little beyond his shop, containing 10 poles for tlie sum of 
20 shillings. 

Jonathan Halsey to whom we sold 10 poles of ground in 
front of his Hallock lott for 2s 6d per pole, which is leaving 
the road from the N-E corner of said lot 7 J pole wide £,1 5s. 

James Sayre to whom we sold about 6 poles of ground 
which he had enclosed in front of his Hallock lot for 10s. 

[Now land uf Geo. Conklin, north side of Country Road at 
Poxabog.] 

David Dimon to whom we sold a piece of land enclosed in 
his lot opposite his house which he purchased of Capt Nathan 
Post being 20 poles at £20 per acre which is .£2 10s. We 
also sold him S poles more of ground on the side of the high- 
way where his house stands, for the sum of 168, the road or 
highway at the narrowest place against his land is 6 poles wide. 

[This land is east of Geo. Conklin's.] 

Gideon Hand to him we sold a piece of common land ad- 

* Now home lot of Henry Howell. 

t Opposite house of George Coiikliug, north bide of Country road, near 
PoxaboLjue. \V. S. P. 



records: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 377 

joining & to the north of his barn being 2S poles 22 links, at 
■£20 per acre which is ,£3 12s. 

Silas Hand pnrchased a strip of land west of his house which 
he has within fence as it now stands, for the sum of IGs, the 
width of the highway square across from the S-W corner of 
liis house being 5 poles IS links. 

[Tliese lands are now James Austin's.] 

Nutlian Peirson, we sold him 8 poles of ground being with- 
in fence & common land running li'om tlie S-E corner of his 
garden fence to the N-E corner of his home lot, gives £20 per 
acre which is 1£. [Now^ land of Wallace Hildreth, on Sagg 
street.] Page 52G. Also sold him a piece of land in front of 
his Downs lot, containing G poles of ground making a straight 
line from Thos Peirsons N-W corner to David Peirsons S-W 
t'orner for the sum of .£1 Ss. The highway square across 
from Elihu Howells is 9 poles wide, his house standing 44 
links within the line & from thence the line of the highway is 
straight to tlie N-E corner of Daniel W, Peirsons house. 

[Elihu Howell's place is now where G. Clarence Topping 
now lives, Sagg street.] 

The line by us established in front of Capt Wm Peirsons 
home lot which line runs sti'aight from the N-E corner of Dea 
con Hedges home lot to the S-E corner of the slioemakers 
shop of said Peirson also beginning at Post 5 feet from the N- 
E corner of liis dwelling house in front and running to tlie N- 
E corner of his home lot, leaving the road square across against 
his house. 

[Dea. Hedges' home lot now lot of Capt. Josiah Foster, 
west side of Sagg street.] 

The road scpiare across from the S-W corner of Capt David 
Peirsons door yard or home lot is 13 poles 9 links wide, the 
line of the front of his sd Peirsons home lot as by us estab- 
lished runs straight with the front line of the land of Lemuel 
Peirson S-W adjoining. 

[Lot next south of Capt. Josiaii Foster's.] 



37 S RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

John White Jr, sold him a strip of common land in front of 
his StambroLigh lot as now enclosed containing 38 poles for 
the sum of ^G leaving the road at the narrowest place or bend 
of the lot is 10 pole 20 links wide, he the said White to fill in 
the trencli of the Ditch at the bend for the convenience of the 
said road and travehng. 

[Stambrough lot is on the sonth side of tlie highway lead- 
ing from Sagg street to Sagg bridge.] 

Moses Howell, sold him a piece of land containing 22 poles 
3 links of ground at 13<£ per acre, running square down from 
the N-E corner of his house 2 poles 4 links, from thence run- 
ning eastward 20 poles 13 links until it strikes his fence as it 
now stands, leaving the road square acro>ss from the given cor- 
ner by said Howells well to Mr Woolworths door yard fence 
11 poles 20 hnks, value of said land 1£ 14s lOd. 

[Present residence of Jeremiah O. Hedges, west of Sagg 
pond.] 

Ezekiel Sandford, sold him a piece of common land adjoin- 
ing & in front of his home lot, running from the S-W of his 
door yard to the S-E corner of his home lot being a straight 
line as now fenced, containing 76 poles 10 links at the rate of 
18^ per acre whicli is S£ lis l]d, the road eastward of his 
house in the narrowest place is 5 poles 22 links wide. 

[Ezekiel Sandford's house at corner of road to Meacox and 
road running east to Sagg pond bridge.] 

Hezekiah Sandford, sold him a piece of land by his Schell- 
enger lot containing 58 poles at 13.£ per -acre, it being a tri- 
angle, begining opposite to & distant fi'om the S-E corner of 
Ezekiel Sandfords, toward the front of Widow Ester Sandfords 
house till it comes to a point in said Sandfords fence. Value 
of said land is <£4 14s 3d. 

[South of Matliew Hildretli's, on Meacox road.] 
Page 527. Stephen Cook, sold him a piece of land contain- 
ing 42 poles lying near the burying ground at Meacox and 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

was formerly left for Elias Cook to go to bis land for th^^ 
of £2 2s. ' r^ 

[Now land of Baldwin Cook.] 

Samuel Cook, sold him a piece of land by bis bouse & orcb\ 
ard begining at tbe N-E corner of his orchard & runing south- 
ward 2S poles 1 1 links, thence square up to his fence to tbe 
southward of his shop, 1 pole 22 links, containing 5S poles of 
ground at 14c£ per acre, which land includes a part of his or- 
chard, his hog pen, the ground where his corn house & Shop 
stand & part of his garden the value of said land is ^5 Is 6d. 
Also sold said Cook a small strip of land containing 2 poles at 
Woolleys lane in the hollow where the old building of Wool- 
leys formerly stood, for the sum of Ss. 

[" Wooleys lane " is the road at Scuttle Hole, running north 
to the woods, east of the farm of Albert G. Cook, deceased.] 

Nathan Sandford, sold him a piece of lar.d in front of his 
farm at Scuttle hole running a straight line from the S-E cor- 
ner of a piece of land in front of said farm (being new Division 
land) to tlie S-E corner of said farm and S-W corner of the 
farm of Simeon Halsey, said piece containing 113 poles of 
ground at 16.£ per acre which is ll.£ Gs. 

[Nathan Sandford's homestead was east side of Wooley's 
lane, opposite late residence of A. G. Cook.] 

Moses & Caleb Howell, sold them a piece of land lying nei.r 
the old farm at the north end of their wood lot adjoining and 
being southward of tlie road leading from Scuttle hole to Sag 
Harbor, said land containing 14-5 poles at 6£ per acres which 
is 5£ 8s 5d. 

Stephen Stanborougli, sold him about 12 poles of ground 
he has enclosed by bis house leaving the road a little south- 
ward of his house S poles 20 links wide & against his barn S 
poles, price 1£ 12s. 

[Stanbrough, on west side of road running nortli-west from 
depot at Bridge-Hampton, south of homestead of Orlando 
Hand.] 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHA]VIPTON. 

i'homas Gelston, sold him about 10 poles of ground he has 
jclosed in his home lot southward of his house 8 poles 20 
jnks wide & against his barn S poles, 1£ ]2s. 

[Now homestead of Edward Howell, deceased, on Butter 
Lane.] 

Hedges Rogers, brand mark H. R. May 2S ISIO. 

Page 528. Elias Sandford, sold him a piece of land where 
his barn and yard stand, being 7 poles & a piece north of his 
barn being 5 poles at 16c£ per acre, ]<£ 4s. 

[North of Edward Howell's place, owned by Edward Sand- 
ford.] 

Caleb Corwith, sold him a piece of land at the east end of 
his home lot containing 40 poles at 20<£ per acre which is 5£ 
Also sold him a piece of land by his house beginning against 
his barn, going square out 20 links, thence running southward 
2G poles to a point in his fence, containing 23 poles for the 
sum of 2^ 10s, clearing the road against his shop 7 poles and 
links wide. 

[Old Corwith homestead, west of Snake Hollow, north side 
of Country road.] 

Job Hains, sold him a piece of common land enclosed in his 
old lot containing 13 poles at 20<£ per acres, also a piece 
northward of his house adjoining the land improved by his 
mother, running from the S-E corner of Caleb Corwithes home 
lot southward 11 poles 18 links, and 1 pole 18 links wide at 
the south end containing 19 poles at 18.£ per acre, value 'S£ 
15s 3d. 

[South of Elbert Rose's, west side, now land of Wm. Hains.] 

Stephen Topping, sold him a strip of land at the bottom of 
his home lot near Poxabog land for the sum of 12s. 

[Now Malines Osborn's heirs.] 

John T. Rogers, sold him a piece of land in front of his 
home lot now enclosed, running Irom the N-E corner to a 
point at the S-E corner of his home lot, valued at i£ 12s. 

[James Rogers' homestead, near Hay Ground school house.] 

The above is a true copy of the original. 

WM. HERRICK Clerk. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 3S1 

[Abstract.] Elisha Howell, earmark, 1807, square crop on 
left, slit in same, and in right, bought of Jonah Bower, see 
page 183. 

Elias Harris, brand E. H. which was Ephraim Howells, 
bought of James Fordham, 1807. 

Page 529. Abstract.] Zebulon & Paul Halsey manumit 
slave Peg, 1807. 

Sold Capt Caleb Howell of Bridge Hampton for the sum of 
two dollars (which we have received) eight rods of land in 
front of his house, being sixteen feet from the front of his 
house, and runing westward along his Pytle and eastward of 
his house the width of a gateway. Also for the consideration 
of four shillings which we have received another piece of land 
eastward of the above mentioned gateway running on east- 
ward IS feet eastward of the shop. Jan 28 1806 
Witness our hands 

H. P. BERING 
ABRAHAM ROSE 
HENRY CORWITHE 

Commissioners of common land. 



Page 530. At a town meeting held on Tuesday the 7th 
day of April 1807 for the purpose of choosing town officers 
for the ensuing year was voted as follows. Town Clerk Wm 
Herrick, Supervisor David Hedges, Assessors Obadiah Rogers 
Rufus Foster Abraham Rose and Hugh Gelston, Overseers of 
Poor Gideon Halsey Henry Corwithe, Commissioners of high- 
ways Elias White Abraham Rose Henry P Dering, Overseers 
of highways 1 Jonathan Cook, 2 Elias Culver, 3 Zebulon Halsey 
4 Ananias Cooper & James Mitchell, 5-G James Sayre, 7-9 
John N. Fordham, 8 John P Osborn, 10 James Jenings, 11 
John Fournier, 12 Walter Havens, [Fence viewers same as 



352 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

last year except] Wm Raynor Jolm M. Howell James Foster 
Adonijah Raynor Zebuloii Ilalsey Stephen Reeves. The sum 
voted to be raised for the support of Poor was SOO dollai"s. 
David Topping chosen Collector at 8d on the pound. John 
Cooper Nathan Cooper Henry Corwithe Pound masters. 
Voted that the several Pounds in the town be repaired at the 
towns expense. Obadiah Rogers town Stejdien Sayre Bridge 
Hampton, John N Fordham Sag Harbor, and Josiah Howell 
for West Hampton are appointed to superintend such repairs 
[as] are necessary, and present their bill. Trustees Rufus 
Foster Wm Herrick David Rose Daniel Halsey Ebenezer 
Howell Moses Culver Abraham Rose Silas Woodruff Wm 
Rogers Henry Topping Wm Peirson Jolm N Fordham, Cons- 
tables Elisha Howell George White Ananias Cooper Lemuel 
Payne Tho L Harris Joel Fordham. 

A true copy WM HERRICK Clerk. 

Page 531. We the subscribers being appointed by the 
Trustees of the town of Southampton to lay out a Road down 
Red Ci'eek neck proceeded as followeth, began at the bars or 
fence south of Henry Hobarts house, and proceeded to lay a 
four pole road in the old path, west of said Hobarts house as it 
now runs to the sound or bay, to a certain rock on the beach, 
which is the west line of said road. 

OBADIAH ROGERS 
EBENEZER HOWELL 
Southampton March 27 iS07. Layers out. 

A true copy of original WM HERRICK Clerk. 

[Abstract.] EHas Jones manumits slave James, ISOG. 

Page 532. [Abstract.] Henry P. Dering manumits slave 
Hagar, 1S08. 

Sills Brewster, earmark, slit in left, slope on right, which 
was Ariel Howells. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 3S3 

[Abstract.] John Cooper of Trenton, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
appoints Abraham Cooper of same place Ids attorney to sell 
all his real estate in Suffolk Co. Dec 11 ISOS. Before Apol- 
los Cooper Judge. 

Page 533. [Abstract,] Nathan Cooper records birth of 
slave children Milccent ISOl & Prince William 180G. 

Daniel Fordham manumits slave Dinah ISOS. 

An agreement made between Wm Rogers and Henry Top- 
ping persons appointed by the Trustees, and James Nickerson 
& Aaron Fithian Pespecting the establishing a road from the 
land of Phineas Payne, througli the land of Aaron Fithian 
along to the Noyac road, and turning gradually the corner 
easterly, to be twenty feet wide from all incumbrances. The 
said road as above established, in order to make it more ex- 
plicit, was described thus. The said road is to lead from the 
head of the Dam, or rather the head ol the spring, to Russel's 
landing so called, and this we establish as the only road lead- 
ing as above, and do also give up and relinquish the road 
which formerly ran through the said Nickersons land. This 
agreement made the 5th day of January in the year of our 
Lord ISOS. 

WM ROGERS HENRY TOPPING 

JAMES NICKERSON AARON FITHIAN 
Signed by the parties in the presence of us 

Henry Nickerson 



Esther Havens 



A true copy Wm Herrick Clerk. 



Page 534. [Abstract.] Enoch Jagger manumits slave 
Zadock, ISOS. 

Page 535. Election Meetihg held on Tuesday the 5th day 
of April J SOS for the purpose of choosing Town oflicers fur 



3S4 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

year ensueing. Voted Wm Herrick Town Clerkj David Hed- 
ges Supervise]-, Cephas Foster Steplieii Sayre Jr Ananias 
Cooper Lemuel Payne Steplien Harris Thomas L. Harris and 
Joel Fordham Constables, Rufus Foster Obadiah Rogers Esq 
Col Abraham Rose Hugh Gelston Assessors, Gideon Halsey 
Henry Corwithe Overseers of Poor, Levi Hildreth Collector at 
Cf d per =£. Sum to be raised for the support of the poor and 
contingencies 750 dollars. Elias White Col Abm Rose Henry 
P. Dering Commissioners of highways, Overseers of highways 
1 Abraham Post Jr, 2 Stephen Sayre, 3 Wm Foster, 4 Ana- 
nias Cooper & Lemuel Payne, 5 Timothy Halsey Jr, G John 
Wliite Jr, 7 Capt Stephen Howell, 8 Jesse Halsey Jr, 9 Jere- 
miah Peirson, 10 Apollos Harris, 11 Seth Squires, 12 Joseph 
Goodale, Pound masters John Cooper Nathan Cooper Henry 
Corwitlie Peletiah Fordham, Trustees John M Howell Wm 
Herrick David Rose Paul Halsey Jr Obadiah Rogers Esq Wm 
Foster Abraham Topping Daniel Topping John P, Osborn 
Fence viewers (same as last year) 

Per WM HERRICK Clerk. 



Page 53G. We the subscribers Commisbioners of higliways 
for the town of Soutliampton having been applied to by a 
number of the inhabitants of Bridge Hampton to lay out a 
highway or road through the Ian J of Mr Paul Halsey adjoining 
the beach for the accomodation and convenience of the inhab- 
itants carting fish and hay and passing & repassing to and 
from the beach & common land, and we the said Commission- 
ers having viewed the premises do conceive for the present, 
tliat it is not necessary to force a I'oad through the said lands 
on condition of the said Mr Paul Halsey, consenting & permit- 
ting, which he does by tliese presents, that there shall & may 
be a passing road free for every one to pass & repass with 
their carts & wagons, and to ride through, provided they keep 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 385 

tlie cart path now laid out and agreed upon by the Commis- 
sioners, and the said j\Ir Paul ITalsey by liis free consent and 
permission. 

In witness the parties have set tlieir hands at B Hampton 
this 2 1 day of Sept J 804. 

PAUL HALSEY ELIAS WHITE 

HENRY CORWITHE H. P. BERING 
A true copy of original Wm Herrick Clerk. 



[Abstract.] Dauid Burnet of Flying Point agrees with the 
Commissioners of highways that there shall be a passing road 
from the Comon land to the beach, along by the Ciiflj for one 
year, and the dispute concerning the said road is to be settled 
by Abraham Miller Jonathan Dayton and Daniel Hedges of 
East Hampton whose decision is to be decisive. The dispute 
between said Burnet and Capt Abraliam Sayre is also to be 
left to their decision. 

Page 537. To all men to whom these presents shall come, 
We Abraham Miller Daniel Hedges & Jonathan Dayton of the 
town of Eist Hampton in the County of Suffolk and State of 
New Y^ork, send greeting, Whereas divers controversies and 
disputes have lately arisen between David Burnet of the town 
ship of Southampton and county aforesaid of the one part and 
the Trustees of the freeholders & comonalty of the town of 
Southampton aforesaid, & the Commissioners of highways of 
the said town of Southampton of the other part, touching and 
concerning the title to a certain tract of land lying in the 
townsliip of Southampton aforesaid at a place called Flying 
Point, and a road through the said land, and whereas for the 
putting an end to the said controversies and disputes they the 
said David Burnet & the Trustees and Commissioners of iiigli- 
ways aforesaid reciprocally agreed to stand to and abide and 



3S6 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

perform tlie award and final determination of us the said Ab- 
I'aham Miller Daniel Hedges and Jonathan Dayton, arbitrators 
indifferently chosen by the said parties to arbitrate. Now 
know ye that we the said arbitrators whose names are hereun- 
to subscribed do for the setthng amity and friendsliip between 
them make and publish this our award, That is to say, first 
we do award that all controversies & disputes touching the 
said premises to the day and date of these presents shall cease, 
and further we do award and determine that the fee of the 
land is in the said David Burnet, we do also award and deter- 
mine that m case tlie said Commissioners of highways shall 
think proper to lay out a passing road through the said David 
Burnets land, for the footmen, men on horseback, teams and 
carriages to pass and repass, twenty feet in breadth, as pointed 
out to us, begining at the bars at the northward of the said 
Burnets house, neer the Bank or Cliff', and runing easterly 
along the ChfFor Bank until it arrives near said Burnets water 
fence, and thence to the bars, where the cart road now runs, 
thence from said bars as the cart road now runs to the east 
corner of the said Burnets second piece of land, and thence be- 
low tlie Cliff*, till it arrives near the creek, or at a place where 
it is usual for teams now to go up on the said Burnets land, 
and thence to follow the cart path where it runs to the com- 
mon land on the beach, said road not to be obstructed in any 
other way or manner than that of bars with post & rails or 
gates of a suitable breadth for a team to pass through with a 
cart, also the rest of all the lands and beach below said road 
to be laid out by the Commissioners, so to be laid out by the 
Commissioners aforesaid in the first piece of land by said Bur- 
nets house begining at the edge of the said Burnets meadow, 
eastward of the point where the foot bridge now stands, run- 
ing easterly as far as where the said road is to turn up to the 
said bars, and no further, and we do award and determine 
that for and in consideration of the said road and bars, the 



RECORDS : TOWS OF SOUTHAMPTOX. 3S7 

Commissioners of highways for and in behalf of the town of 
Southampton shall pay unto the said David Burnet the sum 
of 12 dollars, and lastly we do award and determine that the 
said Commissioners for and in behalf of the said town of 
Southampton pay all the expenses of this arbitration, except 
that of the said Burnet, he to make no charge against the said 
town of Soathampton, for any charges he has been at. In 
witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals on 
this IS day of October in the year of our Lord 1804. 

ABRAHAM MILLER [l.s] 
JON DAYTON [ls] 
DANIEL HEDGES [ls] 
A true copy Wm Hebrick Clerk. 



Page 539. [Abstract.] Capt Stephen Howell records ne- 
gro child born, ISOl. 

Wm Phillips manumits slaves Juda & William. 

[The 540-552 pages, inclusive, are occupied with a list of 
notices of men who have stray beasts in charge ; the names 
are here given in alphabetical order. W. S. P.] 

Daniel Brewster Sam Brown John Cooper Samuel Cooper 
Charles Cooper Zephaniah Culver John Cook Jesse Culver 
Jeremiah Culver Jr 1755 Caleb Corwithee 1751 John Edwards 
Joseph Foster Hackaliah Foster 1767 James Fanning Timo- 
thy Foster Wm Foster Josiah Foster 1785 John Gardiner 
John HoweU Josiah Halsey Martha Herrick Benj Homan 
Josiah Howell Edward Howell Cornelius Halsey Geo Harris 
Joseph Hildreth David Howell Hen Howell John Harris Jo- 
seph Halsey Arthur Howell 1758 Elisha Howell Nathaniel 
Halsey Peter Hildreth Lemuel Howell Jedediah Howell Na- 
than Hen'ick Israel Howell Nathan Halsey Constant Havens 
Mathew Howell James Jagger 1799 Zebulon Jennings John 



3S8 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Jessup Jesse Jennings 1770 Sam Jagger Tho Jennings Math- 
ew Jagger Tho Jessup Saml Johnes 17-55 Alexander King 
1765 Sam Ludlam Tho Lupton Hen Ludlam Joseph Post Ed- 
ward Petty Herrick Rogers 1798 Elihu Raynor Stephen Rose 
James Raynor David Rose Moses Rose Sam Rose Jonathan 
Russell 1767 Hugh Raynor 1767 John Russell Obadiah Rog- 
ers John Sandford Joshua Sayre Josiah Stanborough 1752 
Jonathan Smith 1746 Tho Scott Seth Squires 1804 Ed Steph- 
ens 1793 Hen Topping Elnathan Topping Elias White Steph- 
en Woodruff 1767 Benj Woolly 1754. 

End OF Vol. Ill, Town Records, called Liber B. 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



Census of Town 

East of Water 



of Soutliiinipton, 17 

mill — heads of families. 



76. 



Ezekiel Howell 


Males Feiiialea 

3 3 Lemuel Pierson 


Males Females 

3 4 


Daniel Howell Esq 
John Gelston 


o 

1 


3 
2 


Lemuel Pierson Jr 
Lemuel Pierson 3d 


1 
3 


2 
3 


Peter Hildreth Jr 


2 


2 


David Pierson Jr 


1 


3 


Stephen Topping 
Charles Topping 
Silvanus Topping 
Silvanus Topping Jr 


2 
1 
1 
1 


2 Ebenezer Dains 

3 Paul Dains 

2 Benjamin Wade 

4 Daniel Pierson 


1 
1 
1 
3 


2 
2 
2 
5 


Josiah Pierson 
Matthew Pierson 
Silvanus Pierson 
Lewis Stansbrough 
Eleazar Stansbrough 


2 
2 

1 
2 
2 


3 

1 

2 

1 
2 


Dr Benj Chapin 
John Loper 
James Loper 
Samuel Clark 
Elisha Clark 


3 
2 
2 
2 
1 


4 
2 
4 
2 
2 


Thomas Stansbrougii 
Nathan Peirson 


1 
2 


3 

2 


Silas Jessup 
Joshua Rogers 


4 

4 


3 
3 


Abraham Pierson 


1 


1 


Abraham Squire 


1 


6 


Mathew Pierson Jr 


2 


1 


Widow Rogers 


1 


5 


Jedidiah Pierson 
Jotham Smith 


5 
2 


4 
3 


Peter King 
William Nickerson 


2 
2 


5 
2 


Jonathan Hedges Jr 
Zebulon Pierson 


2 

4 


1 
4 


Daniel Albertson 
Zebulon Thomson 


3 
3 


3 

I 


Job Pierson 
Capt David Pierson 
Abraham Howell 
Henry j\Ioore 


1 
1 
3 
2 


1 
4 
2 
3 


Joshua Budd 
Geraudeus Drake 
Joseph Russell 
Peter Pain 


4 
3 
1 
3 


4 
3 
4 
2 



392 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



East of Water 

Males 

Daniel Paiu 5 

David Stanbrough 2 

Stephen Stanbrough 1 

John Edwards 4 

Lieut Wm Havens 3 

Silas Stuart 4 

Benj Chappel 2 

Benj Chase 3 

Anthony Sherman 4 

Nathan Fordham Esq 2 

John Woodruff 1 

Eunice Quithall 1 

Grover L'Hommedieu 4 
Capt Saml L'Hommedieu 2 

Joseph Gibbs 2 

John Foster G 

Nathan Post 1 

Obadiah Gildersleeve 5 

Jonah Sandford 2 

Mathew Halsey S 

Stephen Sandford 2 

Zecheriah Sandford 1 

Thomas Gelston 1 

John Corwithe 2 

Henry Brown 1 

Wid Martha Brown 1 

Beriah Dayton 3 

Wid Mary Halsey 3 

Daniel Woodruff 2 

James Cook 3 

Maltby Gelston Esq 2 

Edward Topping 3 



mill — heads of families. 

Females 

3 David Gelston Esq 

3 John Hill 

2 Josiah Stanbrough Jr 
7 David Corwithe 

4 Doct Henry White 
4 Timothy Edwards 

2 Wid Jemima Culver 

2 Ebenezer Edwards 

2 Isaac Loper 

3 David Woodruff 

2 David Woodruff* Jr 

4 Silas Woodruff 

5 John Halsey 

1 Benj Woodruff 

3 Jeremiah Stratton 
5 Silvanus Sandford 

2 Benj Woolly 

4 David Rogers 

3 David Hains 

7 Matthew Jagger 

2 Josiah Halsey 

3 E[ln]athan Topping 
2 Dr Stephen Halsey 
2 Daniel Talmage 

4 Wid Hannah Halsey 
4 Abraham Rose 

2 Deac James Hains 
4 Samuel Hains 
1 James Haines Jr 
4 Henry Halsey 
4 Rev. James Brown 
7 David Cooper 



Males Femal 


2 


2 


1 


1 


2 


2 


4 


4 


2 


J 


2 


2 


2 


2 


1 


2 


4 


3 


2 


2 


2 


1 


3 


3 


1 


1 


3 


4 


2 





] 


1 


4 


3 


1 


1 


2 


1 


2 


3 


4 


2 


2 


1 


3 


5 


3 


1 


3 


5 


4 


2 


1 


1 


3 


1 


3 


8 


1 


1 


2 


5 


2 


1 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



393 



East of Watermill — heads of families. 








Males Females 


Males F 


emale 


Silas Cooper 


2 


I Hezekiah Bower 


2 


4 


David Cook 


5 


2 Zachariah Peirson 


2 


2 


John Rogers 


2 


3 Samuel White 


2 


1 


Wm Rogers' Widow 





1 David Topping 


3 


3 


Jonathan Rogers 


1 


2 Col Jonathan Hedges 


6 


5 


Capt Wm Rogers 


3 


2 Silas White 


4 


3 


Nath'l Rogers 


3 


4 Dea. David Hedges 


7 


2 


Jonah Tarbell 


4 


2 Lieut. Daniel Hedges 


5 


3 


Stephen Squire 


5 


2 Stephen Hedges 


4 


3 


Stephen Rose 


4 


3 Timothy Pierson 


I 


4 


Moses Rose 


1 


1 Stephen Topping Jr 


2 


2 


Wilman Halsey 


1 


2 Daniel Topping Jr 


3 


2 


Ezekiel Rose 


2 


1 Joseph Topping 


2 


1 


Jeremiah liudlow 


1 


5 John Norris 


2 


4 


Joel Sandford 


5 


5 David Hand 





4 


Wm Ludlam 


1 


4 Peter Hildreth 


2 


4 


David Halsey 


4 


7 Nathan Fhnt 


1 


3 


Isaac Howell 


4 


5 Benj. Say re Jr 


1 


2 


Phebe INIorehouse 





2 Benj. Sayi-e 


3 


3 


Fred Howell & sister 


1 


1 Henry Topping 


1 


2 


Silas & Zephaniah 




Josiah Stanbrough 


1 





Sandford 


2 


Abraham Cook 


2 


2 


Benj. Spicer 


1 


David Sayre 


4 


2 


Henry Norris 


2 


1 Seth Howell 


2 


2 


Wid. Hannah Halsey 


2 


3 Nathan Norris 


2 


3 


Wid. Mary Smith 


2 


3 Nathan Norris Jr 


2 


2 


Silas Topping 


2 


1 Daniel Moore 


2 


3 


John Kenny 


4 


2 Joseph Moore 


3 


4 


Henry Sandford 


2 


4 George Fordham 


5 


6 


Benoni Flint 


4 


4 Silas Norris 


5 


3 


Stephen Pierson 


1 


1 Col. John Hulburt 


1 


3 


Theophilus Pierson 


4 


3 Timothy Matthews 


2 


3 



394 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



East of Watermill — heads of families. 



Males Females 

Josiah Cooper 3 4 Benj. Crook 


Males Fc 

5 


male 

3 


Lemuel Howell 


3 


3 Alexander King Jr 


3 


2 


John Hudson 


3 


1 Daniel Havens 


3 


1 


Uriah MiUer 


4 


2 Joseph Havens 


4 


1 


Jonathan Conkling 


3 


4 Doct. Jonath Havens 


6 


3 


Daniel Fordham 


7 


3 John Pain 


4 


7 


Jonathan Hill 


2 


6 Samuel King 


3 


3 


Benj. Coleman 


3 


2 Joshua Hildreth 


1 


2 


James Storer 


2 


2 James Hildreth 


3 


4 


Wid Temperance Foster 3 


4 Wid. Sarah Rogers ■ 


2 


4 


Timothy Hedges 


4 


4 MitcheU Cook 


1 


2 


James Howell 


2 


5 David Sandford 


5 


5 


James Wiggins 


2 


2 Stephen Halsey 


4 


5 


Silvanus Wick 


1 


3 Capt. John Sandford 


5 


7 


Wid. Eliz. Hicks 


2 


2 Ezekiel H Sandford 


4 


3 


Wid. Hannah Latham 





2 David Howell 


1 


4 


Wid. Sarah Bowditch 





3 Henry Howell 


1 


4 


Wid. Sarah Tarbell 





2 Elias Halsey 


3 


2 


Hubbard Latham 


4 


4 EHas Cook 


2 


2 


Edward Conkhng 


3 


6 Elias Cook Jr 


4 


1 


David Sayre 


4 


2 PhiHp HoweU 


3 


4 


Jeremiah Gardiner 


o 


1 Samuel Howell 


4 


1 


William Button 


4 


4 John Hildreth 


5 


6 


Ephraim Fordham 


-5 


3 Thomas Cooper 


1 


1 


Benj. Price 


4 


1 Ananias Cooper 


3 


3 


WiUiam Hallock 


3 


1 David Lupton 


2 


3 


Braddock Corey 


5 


3 Burnet Cor withe 


1 


2 


William Duvali 


5 


4 John Cook 


2 


3 


George Havens 


4 


3 Wid. Anna Pain 





1 


Alexander King 


2 


4 Anthony Ludlam 


1 


4 


Benj. King 


2 


2 Thomas Sandford Esq 


2 


3 


Constant Havens 


6 


4 Paul Halsey 


3 


4 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



39-5 



East of Waterniill — heads of families. 








Males Females 


Males Fi 


nialei 


Wid. Phebe Halsey 


2 


3 Isaac Jess up 


3 


2 


Timotiiy Halsey 


7 


4 Nathaniel Jessup 


2 


1 


Elias Sandford 


-5 


3 Wid. Mary Tutliill 





5 


Abraham Sandford 


o 


4 Jonathan Pain 


5 


-5 


Walter Howell 


3 


1 Samuel Havens 


3 


1 


Theophilus Halsey 


1 


3 Benj. Allen 


1 


1 


Thomas Topping 


3 


1 Benj. Hunt 


1 


1 


Jonathan Welding 


2 


4 Elnathan Wood 


2 


2 


Wid. Mehetable Mitchel 2 


1 Duncan j\[cCalluni 





3 


Joshua Howell 


3 


1 Samuel Wheeting 


I 


1 


Phineas Howell 


1 


2 Jeremiah Halsey 


4 


4 


Daniel Hains 


4 


3 Daniel Topping 


5 


5 


I John Gelston do 


swear 


that the aforegoing hst contains a 


true and faithful account of the number of inhabitants within 


the eastern district of Southampton, &c. 






Sworn before me 4th July 1770. 










DAVID GELSTON. 


Heads of families in 


Southampton, ] 776, west of Watermill. 




Males 


Fe'mls 


Males Fe'mls 


Silvanus White 


2 


3 John Howell 


5 


2 


Stephen Reeves 


1 


1 John Howell 


2 


4 


Hennery Herrick 


2 


3 Stephen Foster Jun 


2 


2 


Stephen Foster 


3 


2 Daniel Sandford 


6 


3 


William White 


5 


5 Daniel Brown 


4 


G 


Jonathan Halsey 


• 7 


4 Wid. Mary White 


2 


2 


William Woolley 


4 


1 Charles White 


1 


1 


Wid. Bethia Foster 


2 


4 Lemuel Halsey 


2 


4 


Benjamin Foster 


1 


2 Ebenezer White 


3 


3 


John Sayre 


5 


3 Joseph Goodel 


5 


3 


David Howell Jun. 


2 


2 Lemuel Jennings 


2 


3 


Nathan Clark 


2 


5 Elisha Halsey 


1 


3 


Joseph Goldsmith 


2 


4 Samuel Halsey 


3 


3 



396 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



Heads of families in Southampton, 1776, west of Watermill. 



Daniel Hildreth 


Males Females 

4 4 Stephen Jagger Jr 


Males Females 
1 1 


Joseph Hildreth 


1 


3 Joshuah Sayre 


7 


1 


Wilham Foster 


3 


3 Ichabod Sayre 


2 


2 


Zebulon Halsey 


5 


1 Elias Foster 


3 


1 


Elias White 


1 


3 John Post Jr 


3 


3 


Joshua Halsey 


5 


4 James Post 


2 


1 


Jeremiah Howell 


o 


6 Joseph Post 


1 


1 


Jonathan Howell 


1 


4 Jeremiah Post 


4 


2 


Thomas Jones 


2 


1 Isaac Post Esq 


2 


5 


Abraham Cooper 


5 


4 Joseph Post Jr 


3 


3 


Wid. Abiah Peirce 





3 John Bishop 


3 


1 


Elias Howell 


1 


2 John Bishop Jr 


o 


3 


Elias Howell Jun 


1 


3 Samuel Bishop 


1 


1 


Wid. Eunice Howell 





1 James Bishop 


4 


1 


Doc. Silas Halsey 


4 


2 Joseph Jagger 


2 


2 


William Jagger 


1 


2 Wid. Ruth Smith 


1 


2 


Jeremiah Jagger Jr 


4 


3 Stephen Jessup 


1 


3 


Jeremiah Jagger 


4 


3 Lemuel Howell 


1 


1 


Samuel Cooper 


1 


2 Timothy Bishop 


2 


1 


Samuel Cooper Jun 


3 


2 Cornelius Halsey 


6 


7 


Zebulon Wick 


3 


2 William Stephens 


3 


o 


Zopher Cooper 


3 


4 John Bishop 


2 


3 


Benjamin Cooper 


2 


1 Isaac Smith 


2 


1 


Ebeoezer Jagger 


2 


1 John Jessup 


1 


1 


James Jagger 


2 


1 John Jessup Jr 


3 


7 


John Jagger 


2 


2 Elnathan Topping 


5 


6 


Nathaniel Jagger 


3 


2 Jonah Bower 


1 


1 


Samuel Jagger 


2 


1 Wid. Charity Albertson 2 


5 


Samuel Jagger Jr 


1 


2 Jonathan Russel 


5 


4 


Elias Pierson 


3 


4 Daniel Foster 


3 


4 


Josiah Jagger 


3 


1 Stephen Fordham 


2 


2 


Hennery Post 


•2 


6 William Rainor 


6 


3 



RECORDS : TOWN OP SOUTHAMPTON. 



397 



Heads of families in Southampton, 1776, west of Watemiill. 



Calvin Cook 


Males Females 

1 Elihu Rayner 


Males Females 

2 4 


Phineas Fordham 


1 


1 Stephen Jagger Esq 


6 


6 


Grant Bower 


8 


6 Nathaniel Howell 


3 


1 


James Rogers 


3 


3 Bethia Babcock 





] 


Jonah llalsey 


3 


5 Henry Ludlam 


4 


3 


Thomas Jess up Jr 


2 


2 Stephen Rogers 


5 


4 


Hennery Jessup 


2 


3 Daniel Bruster 


4 


o 


Capt Josiah Howell 


4 


2 Wid. Hannah Smith 





4 


Jonathan Cook 


4 


3 Jeremiah Culver 


4 


5 


Capt John Post 


3 


2 Silas Ludlam 


4 


3 


Josiah Foster 


4 


2 Thomas Norris 


1 


2 


Nathan Herrick 


3 


2 James Norris 


1 


2 


Mathew Howell 


1 


5 William Phillips 


4 


3 


EHsha Howell 


2 


3 Joseph Rogers 


4 


4 


Lewis Howell 


o 


1 Silas Skillenger 


1 


2 


John Howell ye third 


2 


3 Jacob Osborn 


1 


3 


Elias Cooper 


5 


3 John Tuttel 


7 


3 


Major George Herrick 


3 


1 Jesse Culver 


I 


3 


Daniel Bishop 


2 


3 Moses Culver 


1 


3 


Jonas Foster 


3 


1 Jedediah Foster 


4 


4 


James Bruster 


1 


1 Zephaniah Culver 


2 


3 


Lemuel Mapes 


1 


1 Prudence Foster 





2 


Simeon Babcock 


3 


3 Joseph Sayre 


3 




Ellis Squiar 


3 


5 John Reeves Jr 


5 




James Fanning 


4 


3 Jeremiah Culver Jr 


2 




Isaac Liskom 


2 


2 Ebenezer Howell 


2 




Isaac Penney 


2 


1 Jonah Howell 


1 




David Monrow Jr 


3 


4 Jonah Howell 


4 




Josiah Goodel 


3 


3 Christopher Lupton 


1 


3 


John Alberson 


4 


4 Nathan Reeves 


o 


7 


Jeremiah Homan 


3 


4 Ebenezer Culver 


3 


4 


Hugli Rayner 


3 


5 John Reeves 


2 


3 



398 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



Heads of families in Southampton, 177G, west of Wutermill. 



David Keeves 


Males Females 

2 3 Stephen Howell 


Males Females 

3 1 


Stephen Reeves Jr 


3 


5 Samuel Howell 


3 


2 


Thomas Cooper Esq 
Caleb Cooper 


3 

1 


2 Christopher Foster 
1 Nathan Foster 


6 
3 


2 
3 


Stef)hen Rogers 


3 


4 Samuel Jones 


3 


3 


Timothy Peirson 


4 


G Wid. Deborah Parnal 


n 


2 


Abraham Fordham 


4 


4 Timothy Howell 


2 


2 


John White Jr 


6 


4 Gersham Culver Jr 


1 


5 


John White 


1 


2 William Culver 


1 


2 


David Rainer 


4 


3 Gersham Culver 


1 





John Fowler 


3 


. 2 Ichabod Sayre Jr 


■ 4 


4 


Joseph Lomedue 


2 


2 Samuel Howell Jr 


1 


1 


William Jones 


4 


5 Stephen Post 


3 


5 


Zebulon Howell 


3 


3 Obadiah Jones 


4 


j^ 


Wid. Eleanor Jacobs 


2 


3 Capt David Howell 


f) 


3 


Eh as Pelletreau 


3 


1 Mjr. Uriah Rogers 


3 


4 


Wid Zaruiah Huiitting 


1 


3 Jeremiah Rogers 


3 


3 


Isaac Halsey 
Daniel Harris 


1 
3 


2 John Halsey 
1 George Mackie 


1 
1 


1 
3 


Joseph Marshall 


2 


3 Thomas Stephens 


2 


2 


Zebnlon Cooper 
James Culver 


5 
3 


4 Thomas Stephens Jr 
6 Micajah Herrick 


3 

4 


2 
4 


James Halsey 


1 


2 Silvanus Howell 


2 


2 


Motes Halsey 


3 


3 David Mackie 


2 





Josiah Halsey 


1 


Silas Howell 


2 


2 


David Burnet 


3 


4 Hugh Gelston 


]. 


2 


Joseph Burnet 
Mathew Say re 


2 
() 


2 Thomas Jessup 
4 Nathan Jagger Jr 


3 
4 


3 
3 


Silas Halsey 
Henery Smith 


2 
1 


2 Ryal Howell 
2 Jedediah Howell 


4 
2 


5 

4 


Wid. Hannah Halsey 


1 


3 Obadiah Howell 


2 





David HoweU 


3 


2 Stephen Raynor 


.) 


2 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 



399 



Heads of families in Southampton, 177G, west of Watermill. 



Gideon Fordham 


Males Females 

4 3 Samuel Jennings 


Males Females 

1 3 


Adonijah Ray nor 


2 


3 James Jennings 


1 


3 


Capt Obadiah Rogers 


1 


2 John Hudson 


3 


2 


Zephaniah Rogers 


2 


3 John Williamson 


1 


2 


Nehemiah Sayre 


o 


3 Hennery Harris 


1 


1 


Abraham Sayre 


4 


2 Hennery Harris Jr 


4 


5 


Wid Jane Bell Rose 




5 Joseph Rug 


2 


6 


Samuel Clark 




3 Stephen Jennings 


5 


4 


Ehsha Clark 




3 Anthony Hayne 


G 


7 


Charles Woolley 




1 Bethuel Reeves 


5 


3 


Silvanus Jennings 




3 David Rose 


3 


2 


William Jennings 




2 Jackson Scott 


5 


3 


Elias Jennings 




1 George Harris 


2 


4 


John Lum 


2 


3 John Harris 


2 


3 


David Hayns Foster 


4 


5 John Hayns 


1 


5 


Samuel Jennings Jr 


1 


2 Zebulon Jennings 


2 


1 


Southampton, July 


22, 1776. Then appeored 


before 


me 


Hugh Gelston, and declared that the within list of 


inhabitants 


of the town aforesaid. 


westward of a place called 


the Water- 



min, is a true list. 



THOS. COOPER, Chairman. 



A COPY OF A Letter to Mr. Walter Mico, Merchant in 
London, wharein is enclosed a bill of lading for 
Southampton Bell, sent to London for to get a new 
one. 

Southampton July ye 25 1693 

Mr Walter Mico : 

Sr — [This] serves to accompanie Capt Cypryan South- 

acke Commander of ye friends adventure by wliome gose ffrom 

ye towne aforesd their Churcli bell consigned to your selfe itt 



400 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

being nott only cracked butt too little, it waigbes 65 lb, and 
having no acquaintance in London and having myself often 
before now bin Imployed in bying oyle for your accoumpt by 
Capt Nath Byfield and Mr John Mico, have made bould to 
give you this trouble, that you would dispose of this bell for 
the town aforesd and procure them a good sounding bell that 
may waigh aboutt 130 lbs and disburss for them what may be 
needfull besides this bell now sentt and what advance in rea- 
son may be proper shall be allowed and paid to your order in 
Boston upon Receite of such a bell as above said, in so doing 
you greatly oblige nott onely our town butt myself who 
though a stranger yett desirous to testefie that I am Sir your 
assured friend and most humble sarvant. 

MATHEW HOWELL. 

East Hampton July ye 2oth, 1693. 
Received then on board the good Shipe friends Adventure, 
of Mathew Howell a small Church Bell waighing aboutt sixty 
five pounds, By and for the proper accompt and resque of the 
towne of Southampton aforesaid, which I promise to deliver 
to Mr Walter Mico, mercht In London he j)aying fraight, the 
dangers of yt Seas and enemies onely excepted, having given 
two reciepts of this tenure and date the one being acomplished 
the other is voyed, 

I say received per me 

CYPRIAN SOUTHACK. 
[Endorsed.] A Receipt for the bell that went for England. 

London 21st Feb 109f 
Mr Mathew Howell, 

Sr — According to your desire I have caused a new bell to be 
cast & itt proved of a good sound but when I came to enter it 
I found itt to be prohibited which I could not shipp without 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 401 

ye Lord Treasurers warrant which will be chargeable. There 
is now a bill in the house of Parliment for ye free exporting of 
Bells & I believe it will be enacted, if not I will find a wuye 
to hang itt in some ship & send itt you that waye. 

Sr — I take notice by your letter that you have been Im- 
ployed by Mr Byfield & Co. to buy oyl for my accompt, I 
take the opportunity to acquaint you that ye ISO barrels shipt 
on board the Gilbert & Hester Fra, Harben master from New 
Yorke, had not 30 faire barrels amongst them, but blacke and 
red & very fbwle with dirt,''other uien sold upon the Keay 
when ours were slighted by all that saw them for which rea- 
son we are forced to howse them & at great charge, and at 
last were fliine to send them to Holland with an order to sell 
tliem for what they could gett, ye other men that shipt off 
theirs since our sold, & ours remaines there not sold, the peo- 
ple that cure the oyl might help it with more care, & if they 
will not they will make your oyl in less esteem, and when 
other countrys improve & make better, yours are worse tor 
when oyls were with you lOlb pr tun they were generally 
better cewered than they are now, the parcell that ca.ne ])ev 
Capt Southack in November last were pretty tollerable. 

Sk — haveing this advised, itt remaineth with you to take 
more care for the future, I had rather have none than such as 
will not sell because of their badness. I have noe more but 
tliat I am your servant. 

WALTER Mice. 

22d March — of the above said oyls per Capt Harben J;34 
Bar. of them shipt to Holland where they will not sell by ad- 
vice a week since, & wee have since given order to have them 
sett you at any price to put us out of our paine & charge. 

[Endorsed.] Mr Walter Mico's letter to I\rr Sam ]\[ulford, 
received per Capt Eldridge Jidy -3, 1G94. Mr ^[ico's letter 
about the bell. 



402 RECOEDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

London 19th Maye 1694. 
Mr Matiiew I^owell 

Sir — My last to you of the 21st feb. I hope you have Re- 
ceived wherein I gave you ye accorapt of the receipt of your 
old bell & that I had caused a new one to be cast for you ac- 
cording to your order of ye 2oth July last which I had shipped 
for your acct in Novem})er last but that the custom house 
would not suffer ine to enter itt, itt being prohibited, since 
which there is an act passed for the exportation of Bell mettall 
I have therefore this day shippt the said Bell for your accompt 
and risq on board the European Jon Fey master, and it is in- 
cluded in a bill of lading vnto Mr Bytield & Co, the cost and 
charge is nine pounds live shillings 2d as vnder expressed 
which said sum with interest I expect shall be repaid me againe 
in London without any risq or charge, for the doeing whereof 
ir is not dificult to get a Bill of exchange, or if you think fitt 
you may consigne me a parcell of goods vpon your own ac- 
compt and risq & lett me pay my selfe & send you the remain- 
der invested in what you please to order me, noe more but 
that I am willing to be servisable to you or your corporation 
in wliat I may, I subscribe my selfe your ashoured friend and 
servant, 

WALTER MICO. 
One good sounding Bell shipt as above weiglit 

17mb att 14d per lb ^1 1 s 1 Od 

Clapper & screw weight 1 1 lb. at 7d ^'00 06s 05d 

To custom 4s and all other charges unto the 

ship 8s 9d all is ^00 14s 09d 

To custom & all other charges unto the founders 

for your old beU without freight ^00 04s 06d 

To my commission at 2 J per ct for 11 lb 7, 6 =£00 0-5s OOd 

.£11 13s 02d 
Your old bell weight but 64 lb the most yt I could 
get for itt in exchange was 9d per lb. which is 
more than is given in money ^02 OSs 00 

By the Ballance Due to me sum of .£09 05s 02 

Sr — I have acted for you as for my selfe & I hope tlierein 
vou will be content. W. M. 



records: town of sourriA.MProN. 403 

[Eiidorsemeiits on above, Mr Mico's Letter concerning ye 
bell wliicli tells us we are 9lb 5s 2d in debt Starling. ]\[r Mi- 
co's letter about the bell when shipt to Mr Mathew Howell at 
East Hampton in New England ]\[archant. 

Per mi JOHN MICO. 



Sir — I have inclosed a copie of Mr jMico's letter wherein I 
am debtor to him ye Summe of 9lb 5s 2d to be j)aid in Eng- 
land with the interest which your selfe are better acquainted 
with what is usual than I am and I am in no way to Remit 
money tiiither and therefore pray that you would be pleased 
to pay the same for me and give me a discharge in full from 
that debt and lett me know what I must pay you in Boston 
money next Spring att Boston. I send this to the post office 
att New York wliere I would pray an answer to be sent by 
the first you can and I have ordered one to send it to mec. 
Pray use me as well as you can in itt and accept of a thankful 
acknowledgement of your care and trouble about ye drunniie 
which proves well but the young man thinks it a very great 
piicCj as also for your trouble and charge with kindness to my 
kinsman John Tayler I shall endeavor to show myselfe grate- 
ful as I have ability and ojiportunity to testifie the same and 
in ye mean time remain your assured friend & servent, 

MATHEW HOWELL. 

Southampton December the 10th 1694. 

[Endorsed.] A copie of a letter to Capt Byfield about pay- 
ing for ye bell. 



Whereas the meeting house and parsonage want repairing, 
and ye new bell from England is to be paid for and ye Inhab- 
itants of Sag and Meacox are unwilling to pay anything to- 
wards said charge we the said trustees have thought it conve- 



404 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

nient. [The above fragment was written on back of another 
document. 



The Joliiies Family. 

Edward Johnes, the first of this name in Southampton, came 
over from England in the fleet with Winthrop, 1631. He 
was constable in Charlestown, Mass., in 1G41. In 1643 he 
came to this place, and land was granted him as recorded in 
Vol. I, printed records, p. 33, and his high social position may 
be known from the prefixes of Mr. and Gentleman attached to 
his name. His wife was Ann, daughter of Thomas Griggs, of 
Charlestown. The family mansion, built by him about 1650, 
is still standing, a venerable relic of the olden time. 

Edward Johnes died 1659, and left a son Samuel, who died 
in 16y3, his wife Sarah died 1692, leaving son Samuel, whose 
name as " Deacon Samuel Johnes " so frequently appears in 
our Records. 




He was a man of wealth and distinction, and Held the posi- 
tion of Constable at a time when that office conferred some 
honor on its occupant. Samuel also left children Phebe, wife 
of Josiah Howell, and E])hraim, to whom land was allotted in 
1699, died 1723. 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTIIAMPTOX. 405 

Deacon Samuel married Ester, daughter of Capt. Tho. 
Stephens, who died Jan. IS, 1753, and had children Samuel, 
who settled in Bridge-Hampton ; Stephen, born 1700 ; Oba- 
diah, born 1715; Timothy, born 1717; William, born 1719 ; 
and Elisabeth. Deacon Samuel died in 17G0. In 1753 he 
gave his homestead to his son William, excepting two acres 
on north side, given to his son Obadiah. William died 17S0, 
and the old homestead was sold about ISOO by his heirs, who 
i-emoved to the western part of the State. In a deed dated 
17S7, Obadiah is mentioned as of "Huntington, Long Island." 

He was a prominent Whig, and was one of the Committee 
of safety 1776 ; like many other prominent citizens, he fled to 
Connecticut during the Revolution, and settled in Saybrook. 
His son Thomas, who died 1812, was the last of the name in 
this village; his wife died in 1836. 

Tnnothy, son of Dea. Samuel, was a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege, 1737, took holy orders and was settled at Morristown, 
N. J., where for a long time his church was the centre of 
Presbyterianism in that region. Brainerd speaks of him in 
the highest terms, and Wasliington received the Communion 
from his hands just before the battle of Brandywine. His 
2^iety was soon recognized by his Alma Mater by whom he 
was made a Doctor of Divinity. 

Stephen Johnes married Sarah Fitz Randolph, daughter of 
one of the founders of Princeton College. There are descend- 
ants of this branch living in Charlestown and Hydestown, N. 
J., and also in Philadelphia. 

We regret that our limits do not permit us to give a more 
detailed account of the various branches of this family so prom- 
inent in our town for rtspectibility and virtue. But we are 
pleased to learn that a complete history is now being prepared 
by Edward R. Johnes, Esq., a descendant of Rev. Dr. Timo- 
thy, and a talented and rising member of the New- York Bar. 



406 RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 

Sale of Sepoiiack Sedges. 

[Abstract.] There having been a controversy between the 
Korth Sea Projjrietors and the Trustees of Southampton, con- 
cerning the Sedges at a pkice called Seponack, which contro- 
versy was reffered to James Reeves and Ephraim Wliite, as a 
confirmation of their decision, the Proprietors of North Sea 
sell to said trustees, a parcel of Sedge at Seponack, bounded 
west by a line running between said Proprietors of North Sea 
and said trustees, south by Seponack Creek, east by Ram 
Island, north by Seponack gut. Dated Oct. 1, 17:?4. 
Signed m presence of ^ EPHRIAM WHITE, 

Sarah Reed, SAMUEL CLARK, 

Thomas Reed. DAVID HAINES, 

SAMUEL JENNINGS. 



Receipt for Iiiclian Lease. 

Southampton, April 13, 1793. 
This may certify that on the above day, we David Jacobs, 
Abraham Jacobs & Absalom CufFee, Trustees of Shinecock 
tribe for the time being, Received of Caleb Cooper Esquire, 
Clerk of the Trustees of the Town of Southampton the Lease 
whereby w^e hold our right in the place called Shinecock In- 
dian Land. We say received by us 

ABSALOM CUFFEE, 
Moses Culver, his 

John Reeves Jk DAVID i^ JACOBS 

mark 

his 

ABRAM M JACOBS. 

mark 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 407 

NOTES. 

Page 22. The laud laid out for Johu Cooper is probably 
wliere the house of John F. Youngs nowstauds, on south side 
of road leading from Snake Hollow to Sagg. 

Page 28. Moses Culver's home lot is the present home lot 
of Antliony Jolly, (foi'merly Nathaniel Jagger's), north side of 
Hill street, Southampton. 

Page 41. Jeremiah Jagger's land at 7 ponds is now farm 
of Daniel Phillips. 

Page 47. " John Clark's laud " was originally laid out for 
John Oldfield, before IGSO, and purchased trom him by ]\rrs. 
Ann Phillips, wife of Zerobabel Pliillips, who gave it to her 
daughter, wife of Samuel Clark, lGS-3. 

Page 6-5. From a deed recently discovered, we learn that 
the land laid out for a parsonage, at head of Creek, was sold 
ro John Reeves, (10^ acres), by Nathan Herrick, Tho. Cooper 
and Stephen Rogers, as committee for the Parish, 1763. It 
was then bounded north by amendment 45 Little South Divi- 
sion, east by Johu Reeves and Lemuel Wick, south by Hack- 
aliah Foster, west by Indian line, price .£17, Is, 3d. This 
locates the land positively as being now part of farm of Chas. 
Harlow, just north of farm of Matthew Cross, deceased. 

Page 150. Heirs of Silas White sold his place, bought of 
Wilmot, to Lemuel Howell, 1759 ; from him it went to son 
Moses Howell, who left it to daughter Charity, wife of Rensa- 
laer Topping. It is now homestead of Jeremiah O. Hedges. 

Page 182. "Moses Lane" is the road running north from 
Hill street, between liouses of Youngs Stanborough and Ca2)t 
William Post. 

Page 3G9. At the time that the new school house, Dist. 
No. 16, Southampton, was built, 1857, there was considerable 



40S KECOIIDS : TOWN OF SOUllTAMPTON. 

dispute as to whether the district had any claim to the land 
on wliich the old school house stood, but a deed was found in 
the Town Clerk's office, by which William Johiies sells to 
Isaac Post, Cornelius Halsey, Wm. Woolley and Elias Cooper, 
as a committee, and their successors, 504 square feet in south- 
east corner of his home lot, bounded south by home lot late 
of Dr. Isaac Halsey, deceased. Deed now in possession of 
Mrs. Wm. T. Jones. 



I^otes on Great South Division, page 83. 

The middle line, separating the Great South and North Di- 
visions, crosses the Sag-Harbor turnpike at the uorth end of 
the homestead of Dr. James W. Smith. The line from the 
East-Hamptou bounds to " Millstone swamp path," which is 
at the land of Hon. H. P. Hedges, (bought of the Ludlows), 
runs south SO degrees 30 minutes, west from thence it runs 
south 71 degrees west. " Davis mill path " is the road run- 
ning from Tow^d to house of Col. David R. Rose. Davis mill 
was on the dam south of Col. Rose's house, and was sold by 
Tho. Stepliens to Jonathan Davis in 1702, (see yellow book of 
deeds, page 35.) Geo. Harris' close is the land of David R. 
Rose, north of homestead of Charles Payne, at Towd. The 
Sag-Harbor turnpike, where it enters the woods at Bridge- 
Hampton, is at the south end of lot 15. The homestead of 
Dr. James W. Smith, known as '^Lily Pond Cottage," is at 
the north end of lots 8 and 9. " Tinker's lot," so called, at 
Scuttle Hole, is at the south end of lot 19. The road from 
Southampton to North Sea enters the woods at south end of 
lot 45, west side. The house late of Lewis Jennings on east 
side of North Sea road is at the north end of lot 48, east side. 
The line between the wood land of Capt. Daniel Jagger, 



RECORDS : TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 409 

(bought of heirs of Natlianiel Pellotreau), and the wood land 
of Harvey Jagger, divides lots 50 and 51. Lot 41 is north of 
Lewis Jag2:er's faini. 



Revolutionary Passes. 

At a meeting of a (|uoruni of the Committee of Syuthamp- 
ton, it was voted tluit IMajor Uriah Rogers, Capt. Zophar 
Cooper, Capt. Elias Pelletreau, Caj^t, Jeremiah Rogers, Mr. 
Abraham Cooper and Mr. Henry Herrick, by this Certificate, 
liave our liscence to remove their respective families for their 
safety into any part of Connecticut at their discretion, not ab- 
senting themselves, and to hire a boat for that purpose. 

Signed by order of the Committee of Southampton. 

31 Aug. 1776. OBADIAH JONES, Clerk. 



Permit Elias Howell, Jeremiah Jagger and Stephen Stan- 
brow to pass to and fiom Long Island with proper stores. 

JOHN HUBERT, 
Saybrook 28 July 1777. OBADIAH JOHNES 



SiMSBURY, Sept. 4th, 1780. 
Hartford County, ss : 

These certify whom it may concern, that the bearer, Capt. 
Elias Pelletreau, now of this town, at the beginning of the 
present war, removed from Long Island, with his family, con- 
sisting of his wife, two sons, and a servant Negro Girl, he set 
up his trade of a Gold Smith in this town, and has performed 
his business to universal satisfaction, and is esteemed a judi- 
cious Gentleman, and a friend to this and all the American 



410 records: town of SOtrTHAMPTOX. 

states, and being now determined to remove with his family 
into the Town of Saybrook in this State, all persons are de- 
sired to permit the said Capt. Pelletreaii and his said family to 
pass on their journey l^y land or water with their effects with- 
out molestation, they behaving well as aforesaid, and that he 
and they may be treated with kindness and respect according 
to his character. Recommended by us 

JOHN OWEN, 
OZIAS PETTIBONE, 

Justices of the Peace. 



Dr. Silas Halsey, who was for many years Town Clerk, was 
born Oct. 6, 1743. He practiced medicine in Southampton 
from 1764 to 1776 ; fled to Killingworth, Ct., in 1776, where 
he stayed three years. In 1792 he removed to Ovid, N. Y., 
and died about 1836. His descendants still reside at Ovid. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

William Herrick, Esq., was born April 27, 1761, and was 
elected Town Clerk in 1791, which office he held till 1S20. 
He also held the position of Justice of the Peace, and many 
other places of honor and trust. He was for many years a 
teacher in the village school, and is better remembered by the 
older members of the present generation than any of his con- 
temporaries. On the 5th day of November, 1825, he was on 
board a sloop on the passage from New-York to Sag-Harbor, 



RECORDS: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. 411 

and ill the Ciibin with his companions was singing the hymn, 

" Teach me the measure of my days, 
Thou Maker of my frame." 

Ascending to the deck u few moments, after, he was swept 
overboard by the boom, and perished. His remains were re- 
covered and brought to liis native village, where his tomb- 
stone may still be seen. Thus died one who left behind him 
the memory of an upright man, a faithful public officer, and a 
virtuous citizen. 

THE END. 



-York, ^ 

"FOLK, > ss : 
IMPTON, ) 



State of New- York, 

County of Suff( 
Town of Southamf 

I do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy 
with the original records, especially the surveys of land, high- 
ways, and Indian Lease, contained in the book known as 
"Liber B, Records of the Town of Southampton," now in the 
Clerk's office of this Town, and that, excepting errata, it is a 
correct transcript of the same ; except that some portions have 
been abridged, and noted, in all cases, as abstracts, and are 
correct abstracts thereof. 

Dated May 15th, 1S7S. 

Town Clerk. 



INDEX. 



Albertson, Joha 

291, 317. 
Albertson, Joseph 
Albertson, Wm. 
Albertson, Richard 
Accobog Division, 
Accabachawesuck, 
Alewives, 

Appocock, 9S, 

Arch, James 
Arnold, David 
Asapatuck 117, 
Assups Neck, 



Babcock, Simeon 178. 

Beach meadows, 11, 13, 35, 
48, 115, 251, 258. 

Beach, west IS. 

Beach, south 52, 160, 335. 

Benjamin, Jas. 288. 

Bever dam, 10, 46, 118, 173, 
291, 302. 

Bell, church, letters concern- 
ing, 399, 403. 



195, 278, Birch brook 



Birch neck, 



195. 

Bishop, Daniel 24. 

161, 248. Bishop, Francis 349. 

281. Bishop, James 178, 271, 276. 

317. Bishop, John 17, 224, 284, 

195, 200. 285, 347, 349. 

117, lis. Bishop, Samuel 17, 17S, 271. 

111. Bigelow, Samuel and children 

136, 141. 4, 133. 

368. Bricks, 227, 292. 

373. Brick kilns, 199. 

119, 303. Bridgehampton, 22. 

117, 159. Brewster, David 168. 

Brewster, Daniel 264. 

Bowers path, 140. 

Bower, Isaac 136. 

Bower, Daniel 139, 155, 317. 

Bower, Stephen 152, 155. 

Bower, Hezekiah 168. 

Bower, Grant 287. 

Bower, Phineas 317. 

Bower, Jonah 56, 116, 155, 

173, 287. 

Boyer, Stephen 372. 

Bogg, Major Edward 39. 

86. Bounds of Town, 290. 

Brown, Rev. James 151, 156. 



Brown, Daniel, Timothy, 22S, 

254. 

Brown, Caleb 274. 

Brown, Jeremiah 2S0, 324. 

Brown, Elijah 347. 

Brushy neck 67, 143, 355. 

Brushy plain, 212. 

Budd, Saml. 284. 

Budd, Joshua 320. 

Budd, Gilbeit 354. 

Bull Head, 376. 

Bullmore, Mr. 146. 

Butler, Samuel 181. 



Butler, Nathaniel 153. 
Burnet, Aaron 10, 29, 30, 87^ 

182, 193. 

Burnett, David 5. 

Burnett, Henry 32. 

Burnett, Jas. 3. 

Burnett, Joseph 263. 

Burnett, Moses 52. 

Burying ground, 7, 261. 

Census, 391. 

Camps pond, 4 

Calf Creek, 66, 67, 218. 

Calf Neck, 332. 

Cattle marks, 321. 

Canoe Place, 8, 10, 104, 123, 

269, 341. 
Canoe Place division, 153, 158. 
Carter, Daniel 18. 

Cedar Swamp, 110. 



Cedar Swamp west, 47, 309. 
Captains neck, 82, 153, 291, 

327, 344. 
Chard, Wm. 291. 

Chatfield, Thos. 46, 165. 

Chatfield, John 6, 34, 41. 
Clay pit, 1 . 

Cloth FuHing, 110, 112. 

Clark, Elisha 15. 

Clark, Hannah 23. 

Clark, EHzabeth 15, 23 

Clark, Eliphelet 15, 23, 146. 
Clark, John 47, 407. 

Clark, Joab 23, 48, 166. 

Clark, Wey 336. 

Clark, Samuel 5, 8, 33, 47, 

166, 170, 278, 307. 
Cobb, 46, 154, 155. 

Cooks pond, 61. 

Cook, Abraham 2. 

Cook, David 215. 

Cook, Daniel 251. 

Cook, Elias 26, 52, 218, 328. 
Cook, Ellis 7, 134. 

Cook, Henry 310. 

Cook, John 6b, 178, 346. 
Cook, Jonathan 135. 

Cook, Stephen 378. 

Cook, Silas 288. 

Cook, Samuel 7, 252, 325, 379 
Cooper, Abraham 6, 22, 253, 

270, 383. 
Cooper, Ananias 156, 319. 
Cooper, Appollos 383. 



IXDEX. 



Ill 



Cooper, Caleb 274, 3?3. 

Cooi^er, Charles 275, 349. 
Cooper, Damaris 46. 

Cooper, David 35, 154, 218. 
Cooper, Elias 1S5, 276. 

Cooper, Ezekiel 262. 

Cooper, James 38, 50, 65, 

247, 383. 
Cooper, John 22, 25, 52, 213, 

407. 
Cooper, John Jr. 291. 

Cooper, Ichabod 8,40,50,271 
Cooper, Matthew 340. 

Cooper, Nathan 15, 331, 367. 
Cooper, Samuel 265,274,329. 
Cooper, Silas 266. 

Cooper, Thomas 6, 67, 147, 154 

184, 215, 219, 257, 285. 
Cooper, Zophar 181. 

Coopers neck, 13, 115, 271. 
Cory, Abraham 340. 

Cory, Bradock 74, 281. 

Conkling, John 145, 146. 

Conkling, Joseph 35. 

Conkling Jas. 342. 

Conklings stone 86, 245. 

Cow neck, 5, 8, 33, 35, 47, 

166, 170, 278, 307. 



Corwin, Jeremiah 252. 

Congress 3 1 4. 

Crowell, Stephen 343, 363. 
Culver, family birth 270. 

Culver, Edward 284. 

Culver, Ebenezer 154, 188. 
Culver, Ehas 273, 364. 

Culver, Gersham 17, 148, 188, 

265. 
Culver, Jesse 41, 185, 227, 

284, 385. 
Culver, Jeremiah 10, 34, 41, 

269. 
Culver, Jonathan 5, 7, 63, 1 85. 
Culver, Moses 5, 2<, 154, 325, 

349, 407. 
Culver, Wm. 324. 

Culver, Zepheniah 256. 

Daily, Duy 336. 

Dains, John 6, 20. 

Davis, Elijah 5. 

Davis, John 24, 32, 34, 144, 

147. 
Deering, Henry P. 91,349,360 
Deerfield, 146. 

Dirty creek, 110. 



Corwith, Caleb 218, 328, 380. 
Corwith, David 151, 165, 195, 

328. 
Corwith, Henry 91, 315. 

Corwithees Lot 214. 



Division, Accabog, Topping's 

Purchase, 203. 
Division, Great South, S3. 
Division, Great South, notes 

on 407. 



IV 



Division, Great South, en- 
croacliments and amend- 
ments, 10, 14, 20, 30, 33, 
34, 38, 43, 45, 77, 82, 
151, 154, 159, 160, 161, 
167, 169, 215, 242, 279, 
282, 285. 

Division, Great North, do. 29, 
47, 151, 160. 

Division, 30 and 20 acre, do. 
19, 24, 25, 32, 46, 194. 

Division, Qiogue, do. 33, 35. 

Division, Little, Sag-Harbor, 
do. 71, 348. 

Division, Great North 92. 

Division Little South 49, 208, 
321. 

Division, Quogue Lower 97, 
330. 

Division, Quogue Upper 117. 

Division, Quogue Purchase, 
(last) 298, 301. 

Division, Toppings Purchase, 
291, 348. 

Division, Twelve acre 189, 
335, 362. 

Division, 30 acre 37, 38, 146. 

Division, Canoe Place 153. 

Dimon, David 376. 

Dixon, Wm. school master 40. 

Drake, Aaron 340. 

Earle, John 29, 57. 

Edwards, Eben 156, 216, 217, 
253. 



Edwards, John, Silas 327, 334. 

335. 
Edwards, Russell, Stephen, 

311, 349. 



Exchange Point, 



130. 



Encroachment on roads, 376. 



Fanning, Jas. 208, 


251, 


257, 


261, 275, 289, 


350, 


370. 


Fanning, Phineas 




305. 


Fanning, John 




340. 


Fairfield, (Sagg) 




134. 


First Neck, 


160, 


269. 


Fifteen Mile Island, 




288. 


Fences, 




333. 


Fence Viewers, 




335. 


Fort Pond, 




36. 


Fresh Pond, 




350. 


Fish Cove, 8, 2£ 


>, 86, 


145, 


146, 244, 258, 


286, 


314, 


Fisliery, 165, 


171, 


189. 


Fithian, David, E 


a nice 


, 36. 


37, 86, 220. 






Fithian, Aaron 




383. 


Flanders, 


275, 


283. 


Flax Pond, 




223. 


Flint, Ammi 


208, 


211. 


Flint, Nathan 




329. 


Flint, John 




77, 


Flying Point, 


160, 


263. 


Foxes 




3J3. 


Fordham, Abraham 132, 


144, 


188, 287. 







Fordliam, Alexander 47, 4S. 
Fordham, Daniel 314. 

Fordham, Elias ]G7. 

Fordham, Ephraim 343, 361. 
Fordham. John 3i>6, 3G2. 
Fordham, Joseph 30, 33, 35, 

36, 144, 3S2. 
Fordliam, Nathan 17, 166,246. 
Fordliam, Phineas 257. 

Fordham, Peletiah 3. 

Foster's Island, 271. 

Foster, Benj. 75. 

Foster, Christopher 3, 4. 

Foster, Cephas 304. 

Foster, Daniel 9, 75, 2S0. 
Foster, David Haines 324, 

340, 365. 
Foster, Epharim 265. 

Foster, Hackaliah 153. 

P^oster, Isaac P. 288. 

Foster, James 382. 

Foster, John 28, 54, 75, 113, 

136, 160, 225, 317. 
Foster, Joseph 3!, 45, 114, 

154. 
Foster, Jonas Wm. 158, 159, 

176, 289. 
Foster, Josiah 241, 317, 320, 

360. 
Foster, Nathan 45. 

Foster, Prudence 253. 

Foster, Rufus 349. 

Foster, Samuel 185. 



Foster, Silas 288. 

Foster, Stephen 8, 40, 167, 

169, 325, 326. 
Foster, Thomas 32,77,271. 
Foster, Wakeman 274, 323. 
Foster, William 155, 326. 
Fowler, Pi. 200, 3 1 0. 

Fowler, Zebulon 311. 

Georges Point 329. 

Garrad, Isaac 21. 

Gelston, Hugh 6, 7, 21, 41, 

56, 153, 253, 273, 320, 

326, 346. 
Gelston, David, John 281, 

321, 341. 
Gelston, Maltby 193,195,328. 
Gelston, Thomas 320, 326, 380 
Gibbs, Daniel, Joseph 165,324 
Gilbert, Caleb 271. 

Gin Lane, 28S. 

Great Orchard, 157. 

Great Pond, (Riverhead) 318. 
Gieen, John 350. 

Goose mark. 265, 357. 

Hallock, Fred. 331. 

Hallock, Wm. 274, 333. 

Half way Rock, 313. 

Haines, Anthony 255. 

Haines, David 185, 285, 306. 
Haines, Henry 255, 362. 

Haines, Benj. 7, 23, 63, 254. 
Haines, Job 264, 324, 380. 



IXDEX. 



c 



Haines, Jas. 66, 108, 204. 
Haines, John 1, -5, 8, 9, 163, 

248, 338. 
Haines, Temperance 3. 

Haynes, Deacon 218. 

HalseyNeck, 115,148. 

Halsey, Abigal 155. 

Halsey, Abraham 6, 71, 255. 
Halsey, Abraham's children 

95, 134. 
Halsey, Brazillai 310, 329. 
Halsey, CorneHus 177, 272, 

281. 
Halsey, Chas. White 309. 
Halsey, David 8, 173, ISO, 

326. 
Halsey, Daniel 35. 

Halsey, David Fithian 284. 
Halsey, Elisha 219, 205. 

Halsey, Elijah 255. 

Halsey, Eli as 320. 

Halsey, Gideon 91, 250, 320. 
Halsey, Gilbert 320. 

Halsey, Fithian 218. 

Halsey, Henry 11. 

Halsey, Ichabod 123. 

Halsey, Isaac 10, 11, 117, 149. 
Halsey, Dr. Isaac 309. 

Halsey, Israel 40, 159, 274. 
Halsey, Josiah 8. 

Halsey, Jeremiah 19, 25, 01, 

185, 215. 
Halsey, Jonah 37. 

Halsey, Job 48,311,349. 



Halsey, Joshua (estate) 53, 

159, 275. 
.'Halsey, James 113, 340. 

Halsey, Joseph 150, 310. 

Halsey Jesse 173, 188. 

Halsey, John 174, 184. 

Halsey, Jonathan 180, 370. 
Halsey, Jacob 349. 

Halsey, Lemuel 221. 

Halsey, Matthew 85. 

Halsey, Martha 159. 

Halsey, Milicent 375. 

Halsey, Moses 204. 

Halsey, Nathan 0, 19, 25, 59, 

148, 159. 
Halsey, Paul ISO, 324, 375, 

384. 
Halsey, Recompence 19. 

Halsey, Samuel 3 80. 

Halsey, Silas 203, 281, 287. 
y Halsey, Sylvanus _2Si. 

Halsey, Dr. Silas, (town clerk) 

309, 409, et passim. 
Halsey, Silas Jr. 280. 

Halsey, Dr. Stephen 273. 
Halsey, Timothy 213, 320. 
Halsey, Willmsn 250,273,284 
Halsey, Wm. 281. 

Halsey, Zebulon 40, 154, 188. 
Harris, ApoUos 384. 

Harris, Daniel 284. 

Harris, Ehas 381. 

Harris, Geo. 2, 55. 

Harris, Henry 4, 9. 



INDEX. 



vn 



Harris, James 49. 

Harris, John, Geo. 154, ISG, 

1S7, 308. 
Harris, Samuel 17. 

Harris, Stephen 384. 

Hand, Josiah, Shamgcr, 3, 14, 

64. 
Hand, Joseph 58. 

Hand, David 21, 23, 194, 

210, 271. 
Hand, Gideon, Silas, 377. 
Hanner, David 153. 

Hay Ground, 16, 85,219,276. 
Havens, Constant 329. 

Havens, Walter 381. 

Havens, Dr. Jonathan 179. 
Hildreth, Joshua IS, 63. 307. 
Hildreth, Peter 35, 165. 

Hildreth, Joseph 14, 31, 36, 

187, 223. 
Hildreth, Daniel 163, 169, 

187, 222, 3*05, 384. 
Hildreth, David 306, 307. 

Hildreth, Ephraim 179. 

Hildreth, John 282. 

Hildreth, Levi 311. 

I-lildreth, Nathan 282. 

Hildreth, Noah 307. 

Hildreth, Phillip, sons 177. 
Hildreth, Shadrack 187. 

Hildreth, Samuel 348. 

Hildreth, James 18. 

Hedges, Daniel 6, 20, 57, 185. 
Hedoes, David 357, 366, 374, 

381. 



Hedges, Jonathan 150. 

Herrick, John, Jas. 10,112. 
Herrick, Nathan 35, 1 13, 155, 

263. 
Herrick, Stephen 11,165. 
Herrick, Edward 257. 

Herrick, Henry 256. 

Herrick, Geo. 165, 178. 

Herrick, Micaiah 256. 

Herrick, Wm. (town clerk's 

family) 332, 334, 355, 409. 
Highways to be regulated df). 
Highways regulated, 31. 

Head of Creek, 2S, 153, 189. 
Harrell, Cornelius 148. 

Hill street, 343. 

Howell, Aaron 17. 

Howell, Abner 7, 36, 151, 

175, 177, 186. 
Howell, Abraham 16, 34, 63. 
Howell, Arthur 23, 147, 157. 
Howell, Abigal 81. 

Howell, Ariel 382. 

Howell, Charles 115,149,275. 
Howell, Caleb 376, 381. 

Howell, David 34, 156, 175, 

186. 



Howell, Daniel 



34. 



Howell, Edward (Poxagog) 93 
Howell, Eberiezer 255, 269. 
Howell, Ezekiel 8, 165, 186, 

285, 326. 
Howell, Elias 30, 148, 223, 

275, 288, 326, 328 



VIII 



INDEX. 



HoweU, Elisha 1 1, 52, 164, 

219, 275, 377. 
Howell, Edward 157, 209. 
Howell, Elihu 40. 

Howell, Henry 10, 147, 157. 
Howell, Hampton 353. 

Howell, Hezekiah (children) 

30, 38, 39, 60. 
Howell, Hannah 96. 

Howell, Isaac 17, 26, 95, 161, 

263. 
Howell, Israel 81. 

Howell, John 1, 7, 42, et passim 
Howell, Josiah 6, 116, 177, 

266. 
Howell, Joseph 6, 7, 2S. 

Howell, Jonah 14, 30, 255. 
Howell, Jonathan 17, 60, 187. 
Howell, Joshua 34, 114,212. 
Howell, John (children) 133, 

266. 
Howell, Jesse 163, 164, 167, 

254. 
Howell, Jeddediah 174, 288. 
Howell, Jeremiah 188. 

Howell, John (Canoe Place) 

274, 280, 384. 
Howell, Lemuel 112, 157, 

164, 167, 254. 



Howell, Lewis 



253, 274. 



Howell, Matthew 8, 81, 186, 

285, 314. 
Howell. Moses 253, 366, 378. 
Howell, Nehemiuh 4. 



Howell, Nathaniel 30, 35, 38, 

155. 
Howell, Obadiah 39. 

Howell, Ohver 320, 369. 

Howell, Phillip 170, 186. 
Howell, Phineas 281, 349. 
Howell, Richard 39. 

How^ell, Samuel 11, 38, 188. 
Howell, Silas 6, 76, 148. 

Howell, Stephen 34, 265, 327. 
Howell, Sylvanus 257, 324. 
Howell, Seth 273. 

Howell, Thomas 149, 272, 281 
Howell, Timothy 161, 165, 

253, 275. 
Howell, Zebulon 2S, 161, 323 
Howell, Zopbar 310. 



Homes Hill, 



1, 2, 8, 48. 



Hog Neck, 3, 247, 278, 351. 
Hog Neck Spring, 44, 46, 47, 

60. 
Hogs, 349. 

Hobai-t, Joshua 113. 

Homan, Jeremiah 265. 

Hopping, Benj. 311. 

Hicks, EHzabeth 336. 

Horton, David 251. 

Horton, Rev. Azariah 174. 
Hudson, Henry 159, 285. 
Hudson, John 6. 

Hudson, Robert 37. 

Huntting, Benj. 282,323,335, 

341, 365. 
Huntting, Samuel 22, 52, 1 36, 

152, 271. 



INDEX. 



IX 



Huntting, Nathaniel 23. Jennings, Isaac 55, Gl. 

Hurlbert, John 189, 335. Jennings, John 41, 174, ]80. 

Jennings, James 263, 3-J3, 

Indians, 110. Jennings, Mary ISO. 

Indian Land, 79,147,151, Jennings, Lemuel 272. 

225, 226. Jennings, Samuel 29, 180, 308. 

Indian Lease, 372. Jennings, Sylvanus ] 74, 287, 

Indian Lease, receipt for 400. Jennings, Stephen 174, 257. 

Jennings, Thos, 80. 

Jacobs, Joseph 245. Jennings, Wm. 2, 5, G, 40, 

James, Rev. Thos. I JO. 258,287,329. 

Jagger, Benj. 29, 59, 85. Jennings, Zebulon 285, 340. 

Jagger, Enoch 32G, 370, 383. Jessup, Henry 255, 281. 

Jagger, James 324. Jessup, Isaac 55,6]. 

Jagger, Jehial 369. Jessup, John 326. 

Jagger, Jeremiah 42. Jessup, Nathaniel 30, 187. 

332. Jessup, Thos. 21, 93, 184. 

J 8, 143, Jessup, Zebulon 360. 

Jarmain, John 323, 339. 

Jagger, John 156,225,340. Jeffrys Creek, 1,5,35. 

Jagger, Joseph 257. Johnes, Edward 7(5. 

Jagger, Josiah 264. Johnes, Elias 353, 382. 

Jagger, Matthew 170, 21 8, 233 Johnes, Esther 166. 

Jagger, Natlian Jr. 158, 174, Johnes, Jerusha 353. 

334, 340. Johnes, Obadiah 68, 81, 82, 

Jagger, Stephen 179,225,290 91, 156, 272. 

Jagger, Samuel 42, 50, 81, 85, Johnes, Samuel, 4, 15, 33, 50, 

156, 169. 75, 81, 135, 136, 155, 

Jagger, Wm. 154,300. 210,247,282. 

Jennings, Elias J 79. Johnes, Samuel Jr. IS, 180,201 

Jennings, Ehzabeth 180. Johnes, Thomas 253,306,329. 

Jennings, Henry Harris 257. Johnes, Wm. 116,135,136, 

Jennings, Hugh, Jessie 178. 155, 171, 176, 158, 184, 

Jennings, Geo. Haines 308. 186, 240, 247, 259, 273, 

281. 



Jagger, Jeremy 
fer, Jonath 
146, 326. 



Jagger, Jonathan 



INDEX. 



Johnes family 404. 

Jumping Neck Creek, 18, 37, 
59, 113, 203. 



L'Hommedieu, Samuel 320, 

367, 375. 
Lucllam, Saml. 15, 33, 151, 



Kelleys Pond, 19,67,156,346. 
Kempton, Stephen 30, 75. 
Kenner, John 220. 

Kent, Ehzabeth 368. 

Ketchaponack 60, 117, 119, 

136, 281, 304. 
King, Alexander 31, 41 

King, Benj. 358. 



Laughton, Josiah 
Landon, Nathaniel 
Lane, Wm. 25£ 

317. 
Leek, Daniel 
Leek, Ichabod 
Little River, 
Limon, Sarah 
Liganee, 
Littleworth 



35, 



289, 



34, 146, 



Long Pond 15, 

Long Neck, 160, 261. 
Long Springs, 52, 156. 

225. 
Lots Path, 
Loper, Jas. Jolui ISS, 

274, 313. 
Loper, Isaac 
L'Hommedieu, Benj. 



24. 
259. 
309, 

166. 

193. 

,291. 

33. 

60. 

155, 

146. 
305. 
224, 

78. 
273, 

306. 
367. 

272. 



Ludlam, Henry 33, 49, 221. 
Ludlam, Anthony 134, 156, 

332. 
Ludlam, Jeremiah 56,135,145 
Ludlam, Wra. 135, 145, 290, 

306. 
Lum, Matthew 58. 

Lumber Lane, 27. 

Lupton, David 132, 220. 

Luptou, Joseph 9, 57. 

Lupton, Thos. 1, 5, 133, 103. 
Lupton, Widow 226. 

Mackie, Geo. 262, 373. 

Mackie, John 4, 29, 41, 151. 
Maltby, John 181. 

Maltby's Lot 213. 

Marshall, Benj. 29, 59. 

Marshall, Joseph 178. 

Mattock Swamp, 40, 240. 
Mason, Noah 33(5. 

Mead, Ebenezer 23. 

Menay, John 20. 

Meacox, 31, 52, 115, 150, 156, 

195, 209, 217, 218, 251, 

257, 307, 328. 
Meeting house (Sagg) 27, 63. 
McClure, Jas. 161. 

Mills, Isaac 3. 

Mill Por.d Head, 7, 17, 61, 94, 

166, 219, 222. 



INDEX. 



Mill stone 151. 

Mill stone brook S2, S3, 182, 

225, 270. 
Mill stone swamp, 216, 217. 
Mill stone farm, loG. 

:Mill streams, 302. 

Miller, Abram 46. 

Middle Line, 9o, 306. 

^[ontauk, 20. 

]\[itchel, John 3, 4, 64, 154, 

247, 
Mitchel's land, 216. 

Morehouse, John 11, 20, 170, 

185. 
Morehouse, Gideon 82. 

More, Daniel 27, 106,211,212. 
More, Widow 215. 

Mulford, Daniel SO, 95. 

Mulford, Samuel 81. 

Murdock, Peter 27. 



Norris, John, Nathan 20, 41, 

42, 210, 211, 212. 
Norris, Dorithy, Thos. 28, 29. 
Norris, Robert 51, 53. 

Northirate, Edmund 221. 



Noyack, 
Noyack, Little 
Noyack road 



GO, 194. 

65. 

383. 



Ogden's Neck, 116, 117, 160, 

183. 
Old Farm, 334. 

Oldtown pond 28S. 

Okltown, 35, 40. 

Onuck, Little 11, 31, 34, 35, 

38,44,97,117, 149, 272. 
Overton, Thos 331. 

Osborn, John P. 387. 

Osborn, Zebulon, Elisha 277. 
Otter Pond, 807, 338. 

Oysters, 305. 



New style, 152. 

Newcome, Saml. 29. 

North Sea, 1, 8, 9, 24, 33, 35, 
36, 49, 85, 133, 158, 166, 
174, 180, 194, 225, 249, 
313. 

North Side, 4, 15, 32. 160. 

North end, 155. 

North Sea road, 44. 

North Sea bounds, 57. 

North Sea line, S3, 269. 

North Sea proprietors, 248. 



Parker, Wm. 


348. 


Parker, John 


109, 289 


Parnell, Deborah 


154. 


Partelo, Rich. 


23, 40. 


Payne, Elnathan 


222, 228. 


Payne, Thos. 


280, 311. 


Payne, Silas 


311 


Payne, Lemuel 


311, 354. 


Payne, John 


326, 329 


Payne, Daniel 


340, 283 


Payne, Paul, E. W 


nes 283 


Pain, Peter 


265 



XII 



Parsonage land, 3S, 67, 82, 
144, 153, 171, 33S. 

Parsonage land, Seven Ponds, 
65. 

Parsonage land. Head of Creek, 
65, 227, 407. 

Parsonage land. Millstone brook 
S2. 

Parsonage land, Bridge-Hamp- 
ton, 149, 212. 

Perry, Edward 1S6. 

Petty, Edward 4, 58. 

Petty, Elias 134, 145, 181. 

Petty, Jas. 49. 

Penny, Natlian 25l. 

Peirson, Abraham 6, 20, 115, 
116, 134, 208. 

Peirson, David 185, 273, 310, 
326. 

Peirson, Elias 253. 

Peirson, Henry 33, 46. 

Peirson, John 115, 116, 157, 
165, 178. 

Peirson, Josiah 6, 20. 

Peirson, Jedediah 257. 

Peirson, Joseph 150, 186, 188. 

Peirson, Job 6, 148, 243. 

Peirson, Jeremiah 186, 187,188 

Peirson, Lemuel 152, 254. 

Peirson, Paul 188, 209. 

Peirson, Samuel 310, 357. 

Peirson, Timotliy 274. 

Peirson, Theophilus 35. 

Peirson, Wm. 115, 116, 397. 



Peirson, Zebulon 159. 

Pine Neck, 11, 35, 102, 160, 

169, 241, 2^2, 260, 344. 
Pellecreau, Elias 33, 70, 76, 

168, 169, 408, 180, 189, 

202, 223, 368. 
Pelletreau, Francis 22, 270. 
Pelletreau, John 375. 

Pelletreau's orchard 224. 

Phillips, Wm. 167, 290, 346. 
Phillips, Josiah 290. 

Phillips, Joseph 296,310,342. 
Phillips, Moses 187, 285, 290. 
Pierce, Jonathan 34, 247. 

Pierce, Stephen 228. 

Post, Abraham 326, 340. 

Post, Henry 262, 305. 

Post, Jeremiah 327. 

Post, Joseph 205. 

Post, Samuel 354. 

Post, John 4, II, 56,150,281. 
Post, Isaac 6, 2 12, 289. 

Pon Quogue, 30, 38, 42, 100, 

103, 176, 275, 279, 283. 
Pond, Great 291. 

Poor House 147. 

Poor, support of 320, 331,359. 
Pound fees, 315. 

Potunk 117. 

Poxabog, 51,209,210,211,243 
Price, S^imuel 367. 

Quantuck, 119,303. 

Quogue, 6, 117,151,158,195. 



INDEX. 



Qiiiogue, 
Quit Rent, 



160, 10 -2. 
315. 



Rampasture, 40, 100, IGO, 330. 
Rayner, Adonijah 28. 

Rayner, David 225, 255. 

Rayner, Huuh 109. 

Rayner, Elilm 29, 2SG. 

Rayner, Jonathan 1 1 , 21,29, 36 
Rayner, Stephen 272. 

Rayner, Wm. 281. 

Red Creek, 11,35,36,39, 

105, 124, 125, 127, 160, 

195, 197, 203, 244, 26 i, 

302, 382. 
Reed, Thomas 4. 

Reeves, Beth uel 133,173,274. 
Reeves, David 188, 283. 

Reeves, James, Barnabas 264, 

323. 
Reeves, John 227, 269, 349. 
Reeves, Joel, Jessie 133, 2S4, 

354. 
Reeves, Nathan 28. 

Reeves, Stephen 153, 155, 

157, 264, 269, 354. 
Reynolds, John 3J0. 

Riverhead, 9, llO, 160, 289, 

308. 
Road districts, 312, 334, 345. 
Robins, Ezekiel 369. 

Rogers, Caleb 280. 

Rogers, David 140. 

Rogers, Elias 185, 187. 



Rogers, Jonah Jr. 25, 216, 

218, 281, 283. 
Rogers, Joseph 154, 179, 184, 

193, 253, 265. 
Rogers, Joshua 187,261,281. 
Rogers, John 253, 380. 

Rogers, Job 284. 

Rogers, Lewis 3 48. 

Rogers, Nathaniel 253. *>'^ 3 

Rogers, Obadiah 6, 8, 32, 96, 

136, 144, 147, 151, 326. 
Rogers, Stephen 6, 96, 152. 
Rogers, Stephen Jr 158, 187. 
Rogers, Vincent 280, 284. 



Rogers, Uj'iaii 



307, 321. 



Rogers, Zachariah 178, 194. 
Rogers, Zephaniah 257, 269, 

324. 
Rogers, Wm. 154, 184, 194, 

280, 253. 
Rose, Abraham 174, 176, 178, 

218, 25 i. 
Rose, David 157, 280. 

Rose, Anna 221. 

Rose, Haines 254. 

Rose, Ezekiel 221. 

Rose, Israel 17. 

Rose, James 29, 59. 

Rose, Moses ] 85, 274, 324. 
Rose, Rufus 317. 

Rose, Samuel 152. 

Rose Zacheus 33, 157. 

Revolutionary passes, 408. 
Rug's Neck, 94. 



INDEX. 



Rouse, Tho. 170. 

Rusco, Amirwhami 50. 

Riisco, Nathaniel 8, 40. 

Russell, Cornelius 159, 349. 



Russell, David 



273. 



Russell, Jonathan 317, 2S3. 

Russell, Joseph 185. 

Russell, Mr. 246. 

Russell, Samuel 59, 192. 

Russell, Thos. 327. 

Ryson, Wm. 362. 

SaggPond, 18, 40, 112, 172, 

366, 409. 
Sagg street, 20, 21, 42, 115, 

134, 167, 212, 377. 
Sagg head, 23, 40. 

Sagg bridge, 27, 145. 

Sagg meeting house 63. 

Sagg Harbor, 65, 71,166,189, 

194, 212, 321, 335, 336, 

348, 351, 355, 360, 398, 

361, 362. 
Sage, Dr. Ebenezer 363. 

Sandford, Bethuel 328. 

Sandford, Benj. 350. 

Sandford, Daniel 168, 253. 
Sandford, Ezekiel 51, 378. 
Sandford, Geo. 340. 

Sandford, Elias 265. 

Sandford, Henry 187, 217. 
Sandford, Hezekiah 340, 378. 
Sandford, John, Silas 156, 21 7. 
Sandford, Joel 331. 



Sandford, Jonah 248, 257. 
Sandford, Thomas 21,31,115, 

147, 197. 
Sandford, Sylvanus 256* 

Sandford, Zachariah 6,30,147 

214. 
Sandford, Wm. 311. 

Sayre, Abraham 320, 324. 
Sayre, Benj. 80, 211. 

Sayre, Caleb 339. 

Sayre, David 350. 

Sayre, Daniel 3, 17, 20, 146, 

155. 
Sayre, Ezekiel 255. 

Sayre, Isaac 327. 

Sayre, James 91, 324, 376. 
Sayre, Job 3, 23. 

Sayre, John 8, 11, 3i, 70. 
Sayre, Joshua 159, 167, 178? 

253, 254. 
Sayre, Joseph 228, 242, 243, 

244. 
Sayre, Matthew 253, 254. 
Sayre, Ichabod 24, 161, 147, 

188, 223. 
Sayre, Nathan 37. 

Sayre, Silas 255. 

Sayre, Stephen 329. 

Sayre, Nehemiah 6, 175, 242, 

243, 244. 
Satterly, Stephen 336. 

Seaponack, 46, 157, 160, 226, 

242. 
Seaponack, old ground 38. 



Seaponack Lane 43, 47, 407. 
Seaponack Sedges, 406. 

School house 19, 369, 407. 
Schools, 349, 35 1 . 

Schellenger, Daniel 60, 77, 

219, 252, 307. 
Schellenger, Silas ' 2S0, 307. 
Seattle Hole 4, IS, 31, 215. 
Setuck, 136, 140, 290. 

Shaw, David 49. 

Second Neck, 311,203. 

Sherman, Anthony 310. 

Sheep, '52, 53. 

Slieep mark, 375. 

Sea weed, 354. 

Seven Ponds, 16, 41, 52, 222, 

223, 159, 255, 271, 806, 

326, 401. 
Shinnecock, (Foster's Island,) 

34, 244, 283. 
Shinnecock Meadows, 36, 50, 

51, 144. 
Shmnecock, 153, 271. 

Silk, John 37. 

Small Pox, 33S. 

Scott, Lazarus 240. 

Scott, John 240. 

Scott, Jackson 106, 116, 1S9, 

240. 
Scott, Jeckoraiah I, 32, 33, 

53, 240, 329. 
Scott, Matthew 347. 

Scott, Samuel 324, 329. 

Scott, Thomas 226. 



Sizer, Jonathan 34S. 

Smith, Nathaniel 81. 

Smith, Hugh 287. 

Smith, Jonathan Jr. 70, 160, 

255. 
Smith, Dr. Wm. ]S5, 259. 
Southold, agreement with 79. 
Slaves manumitted, 91. 

Speonk division, 136, 13S, 

140, 143, 160, 290. 
Squires, Elhs 275, 354. 

Squires, Abraham 256. 

Stanbrough, Eleazer 20. 

Stanbrough, Josiali 3, 21, 64, 

114, 186. 
Stanbrough, John 42, 173,252 
Stratton, Danl. 306. 

Stratton, Jeremiah 216, 21S, 

220. 
Stratton, Abraham 173, 287. 
Stocks, 335. 

Steward, Austin 329. 

Steward, Sylvan us and Silas, 

185, 306. 
Stephens, Clias. 350. 

Stephens, Edwd 311,314,326 
Stephens, Thos. 6,20,285,31 1 



Swan Creek, 4, 


228. 


Tarbell, John 3, 


115. 


Tarbell, Jonah 115, 157, 


218, 


273, 280, 338. 




Tcirbell, Dr. 


211. 


Tarbell, Thomas 


34. 



XVI 



Tarbell, Wm. 19, 60,115,210 
Tan House, 113. 

Tanner's Neck, 138, 141. 

Talmage, Stephen 340. 

Tayler, Rev. Joseph 14, 144. 
Taxes, 325. 

Thomas, Thomas 341. 

Thompson, Lewis Drake 357. 
Thorn, Esther and Wm. 339. 
Tianna, 101, 123, 160, 302, 330 
Topping's Purchase 203. 

Topping, David 20, 167, 168, 
286. 



Toppi 



Deborah 



81. 



Topping, Edward 281. 

Topping, Ehiathan 167,168. 
Topping, Hezekiah 8, 115. 
Topping, Matthew 305. 

Topping, Mary 81,345. 

Topping, Silas 345. 

Topping, Sylvaims 112, 208. 
Topping, Thos. 42, 134. 

Topping, Josiah 11, 41, 114, 

134. 
Topping, Stephen 11, 16S, 

208, 284, 380. 
Topping, Widow 
Topping, Zepheniah 
Towd, 5, 11, 57, 94, 112. 
Town street, 7, 21, 22, 21, 28, 

36, 153, 155, 156, 160, 

174, 247, 266, 288, 276. 
Trustees, 1 9. 

Tuckahoe, 



212. 
325. 



TurnbuU, Thos. 
Tuthill, John 

Udall, Danl. 

Vagrants, 



134,135. 
174. 

335. 

321. 



Weckatuck Spring, 351. 

Wallace, Job 348. 

Wading Place 330. 

Wainscot, 20, 208. 

Watermill burying ground 57. 
Watermill 134, 135, 145, 342 

349. 
Wheatons, 214. 

White, Eber 24, 219. 

White, Chas. 222. 

White, James 11, 17, 32, 2S0. 
White, Ephraim 4, 16, 25, 

152, 274, 329. 
White, John 148, 157, 159, 

170, 327, 329. 
White, Silas 18, 60, 149, 378, 

407. 
White, Ebenezer 161, 176, 

219, 338. 
White, Elnathan 134, 165. 
White, Sylvanus 10, 151, 257. 
White, Wm. 134, 174, 159, 

228, 326. 
White, Wm. Jr. 333. 

Wells Neck, 278. 

West Neck, 145,240,329, 364 



39, 225. West Hampton, 



346. 



IXDRX. 



XVII 



Wick, Daniel 


3, IS, 30. 


Wick, Henry 


03. 


Wick, John 


27. 


Wick, Job 


GG. 


Wick, Lemuel 


343. 


Wick, Samuel 


225. 



Wick, Zebulon 273,29], 323, 

343. 
Wickapogue, IG, 38, 114, 1G2. 



Wood, Richard 4, 271. 

Wooley, John 32, 34, 42, 62. 
Wooley, Chas. 253, 287. 

AVooley, Silas 256. 

Wooleys Lane 379. 

Wool worth. Rev. Mr. 378. 
Woodruff, Benj. 11, 25, 48, 

177, 216, 273. 
Woodruff, David 81, 188, 321. 



Windmill, 212, 151. 


Woodruff, Ehas 


188. 


Windmill Hill 25, 30, SI, 215. 


Woodruff, Jesse 


340. 


Wilmot, W'dter 18,150. 


Woodruff, Nathaniel 


48, 65, 


Wickham, Joseph 54. 


215. 




White Brook, 203. 


Woodruff, Silas 


273. 


Williamson, John 324, 329. 


Woodruff, Samuel 


8, 48. 


Wood, Elnathan 211. 


Woodruff, Scephen 


253. 


Wood, Hannah 34, 40. 


Woodruff, Timothy 


217. 


Wood, Matthew 34, 148, 2S1, 


Wright, Obadiah 


339. 


291. 







INDEX OF HIGHWAYS. 



Assup Neck, 




145. 


Butter Lane, 


215, 380. 


Apocock, 




141. 


Brick Kiln Path, (Speonk) 292. 








Bridge Hampton 


384. 


Bridge Lane, Sagg, 




28. 






Beaver dam. 


140, 


142. 


Canoe Place, 


10, 123. 


Brushy Neck, (wes 


t) 


143. 


Cooper's Neck, 


27, 212 


Bullhead, (village) 


212, 


213, 


Cobb, 


46 


214, 235. 






Calf Creek, 


218 



XVIII INDEX. 

Cook's Lane, 23o. Millstone brook 82, 85, 182. 

Cow Neck, 247, 319. Mill pond, 94, 166, 219. 

Meacox, 115, 217, 218, 328, 
Davis mill path 71, 83, 92. 378. 

David White's Lane, 228. Millpond head to Sag-IIarbor, 

221. 
Fourth Neck, 117. Mill pond head, 222,228,237. 

Flying Point, 183, 385. 

Fish Cove, 245, 258. North Sea, 2, 3, 9, 49, 180, 

Flanders, 288, 110, 204. 133, 249. 

North woods, 82. 

Good Ground, 100, 102, 104, North Sea road, 225. 

279. Norris Lane, ' 234. 

Great Pond, (Riverhead) 292. Noyack, 283. 

Hog Neck 44, 47, 94, 247, Onuck, 97, 1 17. 

278,351. Ogden's Neck, 117,183 

Halsey's Neck, 145. 

Hill street, roads from 182. Pon Quogue, 43, 100, 102. 
Hay Ground 218, 220, 380, 103, 275. 

221,222,276. Potunk, 117. 

Pine Neck, 109, 241. 

Ketchaponack, 117, 281. Poxabog, 209, 210, 211, 376, 

Ketchaponack to Riverhead, 377. 

304. 
Kelly's pond, 347. Quogue, 117,184. 

Quogue purchase, 264. 

Long pond, 15. 

Lumber Lane, 27, 212. Ram pasture, lOO, 102, 279. 

Lot's path, 78. Red Creek, 128, 303, 382. 

Long Springs, 224, 225. 

Littleworth, 252. Scuttle Hole, 31,87, 215, 216, 

Little River, 304. 2l7, 218, 236, 379. 

Sagg, 42, 134, 377. 



INDEX. XTX 


Seponack Lane, 43, 47, 171, 

227. 
Sag Harbor, 71, 189, 246, 


Snake Hollow, 380. 


Towd, 5, 94. 


323, 336, 343, 355, 360, 


Tuckahoe, 85, 225, 227. 


361, 362. 


Tanner's Neck, ] 41. 


Sag Harbor to Nortli Sea, 


Tiana to Beverdam, 303. 


194, 347. 




Sagg pond, 113,366,378. 


Watermill, 56, 842. 


Speonk, 136, 140, 143. 


Wesuck, 119, 242. 


Seven Ponds, 222, 223. 


WooUeys Lane (Scuttle Hole) 


Second neck, 263. 


379. 


Straiglitpath, (North Sea) 214. 


Wading place to beach, 330. 




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